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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Family fun abound at the annual Pitt Meadows Day festivities this Saturday.

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Target set to go in 2013 The chain with the bullseye logo is coming to Maple Ridge in just over a year.

Keepin’ cool

by Matthew Claxton

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Twenty-two-month old Alianna Sadowski was having a great time splashing around in a beach puddle and staying cool at Whonnock Lake Park on Saturday afternoon.

Maple Ridge will find itself placed right in the bullseye later this year. The Target retail chain is expanding into Canada, and on Friday the Minneapolis-based company confirmed it will be launching one of its stores in the Haney Place Mall in downtown Maple Ridge. The current Zellers will be replaced with a Target, part of a Canada-wide buyout of Zellers locations that will see 125 to 135 Targets open in Canada in the next few years. The Maple Ridge location is scheduled to open in the winter of 2013, and will employ about 150 to 200 people. Hiring will start next year. Those interested in working for Target can visit www. Target is spending an average of $10-11 million per location to remodel the facilities. Target currently has 1,764 stores across the United States.

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Higher density proposed for north Albion

The District of Maple Ridge wants public feedback. by Maria Rantanen

The public is invited to give input on adding more density to northern Albion than what is currently allowed.

The District of Maple Ridge will host an open house on Wednesday evening as it is reviewing density in the northern part of Albion. The area is east of 240th Street and north of Kanaka Creek. It is being proposed that the zoning would be changed to allow for smaller single-family lot sizes, and that existing dens-

ity transfer policies would be removed. “What we will propose to change is adding an amendment which will allow for a little more density in the area,” said Mayor Ernie Daykin. “People talk about housing affordability all the time. A lot of the time the cost of buying a house is in the land,” he added.

“We are trying to be responsive to the market.” The southern part of Albion is almost built out and developers are now looking to the northern part. But the creek setbacks and environmental protection means the area is more costly to build. Currently, the area under consideration is zoned for about 800 to 900 houses. If the zon-

ing changes are approved, there could be up to 1,300 houses built in the area. The open house is on Wednesday, May 30 in the library at Samuel Robertson Technical, 10445 245th St. from 5 to 8 p.m. Anyone with questions can email or call 604-467-7341.

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Daycare shuts down

Presence of a Maple Ridge man facing sex charges prompted the closure of his wife’s daycare. by David Carrigg The Province

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Ridge Meadows RCMP Const. Mitch Gordon (left) and Const. Dharm Prihar examined the intersection where a cyclist was struck and killed Thursday morning. This story and photos first appeared online at

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Cyclist killed in fiery crash

A woman is under investigation for impaired driving after allegedly striking a cyclist in Maple Ridge. by Sylver McLaren

A cyclist is dead and a local woman is facing possible charges of impaired driving causing death after a crash on Dewdney Trunk Road early Thursday morning. Just before 3 a.m. a Mountie spotted a white Kia Sportage speeding eastbound on Dewdney Trunk Road near 232nd Street, explained Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop. The officer turned around with the intent of stopping the SUV. However, by the time the officer reached the SUV – about 10 blocks east – the vehicle had crashed and was ablaze. Helping the 52-year-old Maple Ridge woman free of her vehicle, the Mountie then began dousing the flames with his

fire extinguisher. “This is a very unfortunate and sad Meanwhile, another officer noticed a case. A general duty officer observed a bike on the side of the road and suspected vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed there might be more people involved. and once he got to a point where he felt A police dog was called in to scout the the driver of the vehicle would be able to area in the 24300 block of Dewdney, and see him activate his emergency lights, he a body was discovered in a did so to signal the driver to stop. wooded area near the shoulder The officer did not engage in a of the road. pursuit,” he emphasized. According to Dunlop, the “Evidence suggests that she SUV “struck a cyclist” who lost control of her vehicle and was travelling east along crashed just off the travelled porDewdney. tion of the roadway. The quick “Unfortunately the cyclist did actions of our officer contributed not survive his injuries,” she to limiting the tragedy in this added. case, as the vehicle caught fire,” Police believe alcohol may the inspector added. be a factor in the crash, and an “Putting out that fire was Insp. David Fleugel investigation is underway. extremely important. It was a Ridge Meadows RCMP Police are asking for anyone short time later, with other police who may have witnessed the resources, and Maple Ridge driving habits of a white Sportage to call fire department personnel, arriving at Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. the scene that we tragically located the In the meantime, local Insp. David deceased cyclist.” Fluegel commented on the events of Police have identified the deceased, but Thursday morning. have yet to release his name.

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A man facing child sex charges has allegedly been caught in his wife’s Maple Ridge daycare, forcing the closure of the seven-child facility. Fraser Health spokesman Roy Thorpe-Dorward said a parent called May 18 to complain that Edgar Hernandez, 48, had been seen at the Dragonfly Daycare on the 11500-block of Creekside Ridge while children were present. Hernandez is married to Flavia Hernandez, who operates the Dragonfly Daycare from the couple’s home. On May 15, Edgar Hernandez was charged in connection with allegations that a young female was touched inappropriately at the daycare. No age was provided for the alleged victim. Thorpe-Dorward said the health authority is responsible for licensing daycares and was first alerted that police were investigating Hernandez on April 11. At the time, he said, it was decided the daycare could still operate, as long as Edgar Hernandez was not present when children were inside the home. “The chief component of our health and safety plan was that the husband not be allowed in or be outside the home when children in care are present,” Thorpe-Dorward said. “A parent reported a breach. We investigated and suspended the licence.” Thorpe-Dorward said the suspension took effect May 28, which allowed parents time to make alternative arrangements. Thorpe-Dorward said the health authority’s conditions are not related to the conditions that were set when Hernandez was released on bail. Those conditions are that Hernandez keep away from the alleged victim and her family, that he not be within 300 metres of any residence or place of employment or educational facility where the victim and/or her family may be and that he not engage in any activity or employment that will bring him into con-tact with females under age 16. Hernandez is due in Port Coquitlam provincial court on June 7 for a pretrial conference.

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Emergency services

Blaze burns two homes An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a fire on Sunday. by Sylver McLaren

On Sunday afternoon a fire erupted in the basement suite of a home at the 11200 block of 203rd Street in Maple Ridge. “The people upstairs smelled smoke and got out,” said Maple Ridge fire chief Peter Grootendorst. He noted that nobody was home in the lower suite. “There was significant damage to the entire house and it even melted the siding of the house next door,” Grootendorst added. Eyewitness Karen Horne said there were at least 15 firefighters and several trucks attending the scene of the fire. Grootendorst confirmed that there were no injuries. An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.

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A fire started in a basement suite in Maple Ridge on Sunday. The damage to the siding of a neighbouring house can be seen on the right side of the photo.

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Animal welfare

Attack left pup black and ‘Blue’ A local therapy dog was attacked in the backyard of an east Maple Ridge home. by Sylver McLaren

Blue the dog won’t be going to his weekly job as a St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog any time soon, if ever. The three-year-old Maltese was attacked by a black bear, according to his owner Edith Elliott. “It was 12:30 a.m., and he went out for his before-bed pee, and that’s when I heard it,” said Elliott. “I thought at first he had run into a raccoon, but the vet said it was a bear,” she added. She found her little dog, attacked and bleeding, with the flesh ripped off his body from his right shoulder to the middle of his back. “He has massive injuries and was in critical condition,” Elliott said. After searching for a vet available after midnight, Elliott and a neighbour took Blue to the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley on 204th Street in Langley. “I can’t believe I couldn’t find an emergency vet open after hours,” Elliott said, and added that EastRidge Animal Hospital gave a number on its answering machine for a 24-hour emergency vet in Langley. “There are no emergency services in the community. In a town this size, there should be something available. What if an animal gets poisoned or attacked? Minutes count,” she explained.

Elliott didn’t see the initial attack, but when she returned home from Langley, a black bear was on her porch. “It was a big bear,” she said. Dr. David Loff of EastRidge Animal Hospital was on hand when Blue was released from that vet clinic on Thursday. “He has very nasty injuries, the muscles between the ribs were torn and had to be reconstructed from a crushing bite injury,” the doctor explained. “He’s got a strong personality, and that certainly helped him,” Loff added. “People need to be very careful about food sources,” warned Loff. “The more we develop, the more we encroach on their habitat.” Sgt. Steve Jacobi of the Conservation Officer Service doesn’t believe it was a bear that attacked Blue. “A bear would either swat it or kill it. We don’t see little dogs being attacked by a bear and surviving,” he said. “If a dog is bitten, there is no way a little dog would survive that,” Jacobi added. “I know there’s been a report of a bear hanging around that area, but whether it has been a problem bear is unknown at this time,” the sergeant said.

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Edith Elliott is happy her three-year-old Maltese Blue was able to come home on Thursday after a vicious attack. Ross Davies, program interpreter for Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society (KEEPS), said bears can be a nuisance and a danger. “I’ve heard of dogs surviving bear attacks, but those weren’t really ‘attacks,’ rather the dog


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chased or harassed the bear and the bear turned around and gave him a swat,” said Davies. In the case of Blue, Davies suggested that it could have been a bear that hurt the dog. “It could have been a bear, or perhaps something else did it and the bear heard the commotion and came to investigate, hoping for an easy meal,” Davies suggested. Either way, Elliott, who is

grateful that Blue has survived, fears the trauma could change his personality and that he will become a scared or timid dog. Blue and Elliott once went weekly to Holyrood Manor to visit the residents there. “We would bring a few smiles and hugs and let them reminisce about the dogs they’ve had,” Elliott explained. She is not sure they will be able to return.

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Car show

Dodge Regent, A&W rootbeer marked 1975 grad A former Maple Ridge high school student returns for a show and shine fundraiser held Sunday. .

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Topping out at 70/mph in overdrive, Jim Carpenter drove some 200 miles Sunday morning – from Peachland to Maple Ridge – in an old jalopy. It was a trip made for sentimental purposes. It was a fitting journey to make in his 1954 Dodge Regent sedan, a car that was once his grandmothers, then his mothers, before being turned over to him in 1974. After a year of fixing it up in shop class at Maple Ridge high school, the vehicle served as Carpenter’s source of transportation to his grad celebrations on Granville Street in Vancouver in More 1975. Roxanne Hooper/TINMES “Let me tell you about my dry Photos grad… It was me, this car, and a Peachland’s Jim Carpenter returned to Maple Ridge Sunday with a 1954 Dodge Regent Online jug of frosty A&W rootbeer,” he that he worked on and drove during his graduating year in 1975. He took part in the MRSS show and shine, a fundraiser that raised about $6,000 to $7,000 for dry grad. recounted, bringing the car back to Maple Ridge this weekend to be part of the second annual Armed with his class of ’75 Ridge of dry grad and his car with anyone who Maple Ridge Secondary dry grad show Echoes yearbook and a picture of him and would listen during Sunday’s car show. and shine fundraiser. the car on his grad night, Carpenter joined When Carpenter turned 16, he took pos“I heard about this show last year and about 110 other vintage car collectors in session of the Regent, which had been sitthought it would be neat to participate in the show that filled the school’s west and ting in disrepair in his yard. this show with my high school car at my rear parking lots with their beloved cars. “It was just there waiting for me. I was old high school,” he explained. Carpenter was happy to share his story intrigued,” Carpenter said. “It was pretty

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Museum and market share history A display of old pictures

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Many people dropped by the gazebo in Memorial Peace Park on Saturday and checked out the display set up by the Maple Ridge Historical Society.

History went to the market – the farmers’ market, that is. The Maple Ridge Historical Society set up displays in the gazebo at Memorial Peace Park during the Haney Farmers Market Saturday. There were lots of old pictures and books, as well as “We Call It Haney” shirts and stickers. People perused the collections set up on tables and boards, and were interested in what they saw. “A lot of new residents will say, ‘Oh, that’s why that is like that or named that,’ or people will say, ‘I remember that,’” said Val Patenaude, Maple Ridge Museum director. Maple Ridge Historical Society was formed in 1957 and has devoted more than 50 years to the protection, preservation, and sharing of all forms of community heritage. Its mission is to provide current, former, and potential residents of the

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Ban fails for toxic reason It’s not just weeds that are at issue – it’s science, and perhaps more importantly, reason is on the block. Calls for a ban on cosmetic pesticides were finally met by Premier Christy Clark… but her response was not satisfactory to those who made the call. They don’t view the premier’s response as a ban at all, but at best, a tightening of restrictions. In fact, both sides are playing fast and loose with science and reason. The herbicides that activists want banned have been scientifically demonstrated to be safe, provided that they are used properly. So why bother banning them at all? But the government’s own committee reports show that the real problem with those herbicides is probably that they simply are not being used properly. Despite careful labelling and control restrictions at points of sale, too many people use too much in the wrong places for the wrong purposes and in the wrong way. So while Premier Clark’s response acknowledges that approved pesticides are safe under the terms of their approval, her decision to tighten restrictions that are already being ignored may make some intrinsic scientific sense – but it fails the test of reason. Anti-pesticide groups can’t claim too much reason on their side, either, as they emphasize terms like “toxic chemicals” and “deadly substances.” Of course, weed-killing chemicals are toxic and the substances are deadly! That’s precisely why they’re used: because they are toxic and deadly… to plants. As long as they are used correctly. Now we get back to the human side of it: too many untrained people use too much of the stuff for purely cosmetic reasons. And there’s the toxic crux: a mindset that a few harmless weeds must be expurgated at all costs, versus a declaration of war based on an irrational fear of chemicals. – B.G.

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There’s an app for that magic There I was, a bit of a cold that neighbourly generosity for obfuscating the neural pathways anything other than dire emerbetween my ears and what passgency, job search, or overseas es for my brain, and my guitar calls from dying relatives. simply wasn’t coming into tune. You could talk on that teleI grumbled something about phone. not being able to find my darned And you could listen. pitch pipes… That’s it. And then The Kid pipes up: Talk… and listen. “Here, try this,” he says, handing And that was already pretty me his cellphone. darned amazing, just because the First of all, calling his handheld talking and listening were going by Bob Groeneveld live-link with the universe a “cellon between people who could be phone” is like calling my comliterally thousands of miles from puter a “chalk and slate.” each other. Indeed, his cellphone has more bells and whisHow cool was that! tles than a bell-and-whistle factory. Now, scarcely half a lifetime down the road I shouldn’t have been surprised that it was also (I intend to live to be at least 110 plus change) a surrogate pitch pipe. I had in my hands a telephone – not even conOr at least, it could be converted into a pitch nected to a long, thin wire, let alone mounted pipe… through an “app.” on a kitchen wall – that helped me to tune my By now, the kids are rolling their eyes at this guitar. By sight! goofy old editor who is penning his amazement A short time later, guitar back leaning against at the amazing turns that technology has taken the wall, I was tooling about with some minor lately. There is no way that they can understand renovations, when I realized I needed a carpenhow astounding it is for a guy like me to tune ter’s level from out in the garage… his guitar to a cellphone. And out came that cell phone again. Visually. “You need a level?” The Kid asked. “There’s Remember? I was having trouble tuning my an app for that.” guitar in the first place because my ears were a His tone was matter of fact; he wasn’t being bit blocked. Using the cellphone, I was able to facetious or anything. watch each string come into perfect tune as colHis thumbs went crazy for a few seconds, an oured bars on the phone’s visual display closed array of options appeared on the cellphone’s in on each other while I cranked the guitar’s screen, he made a selection, and he handed me actions. the phone… or should I say, he handed me the Okay, folks. That blew me away. level. I can feel those eyes rolling again… cut it out! I believe it was classic science fiction writer I come from a world in which there was only Arthur C. Clark who popularized the notion that, one telephone, mounted on the kitchen wall if humanity were to encounter a sufficiently of one house, near the end of the gravel road I advanced alien civilization, we would not be lived on. able to distinguish its technology from magic. It was available to the entire neighbourI’m thinking that, if my father had been handed The Kid’s cellphone/pitch pipe/level when he hood, due solely to the remarkable generosity and downright neighbourliness of its owner was growing up during the First World War, he – although no one would think to impose upon might have believed in magic.

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Food disposal

Green monster awfully large Dear Editor,

The other day, I looked out my front window and there was a green monster sitting in my driveway. Turns out this is the new “bin” where you have to deposit your food scraps and a myriad of other things, including dairy products, cheese, yogurt, eggs, and other leftover food (I wonder if the eggs have to be hard-boiled), and then they will come along and empty it each week, just like the regular garbage pick-up. Honestly, this thing is so big it would hold all the food scraps of a large fivestar restaurant for a week! The thing is at least five feet deep. I can’t reach the bottom of it, and I had to tip it over to get the monster’s baby out: the little “bin” that you’re supposed to put under the sink to collect the stuff to feed the big monster. I wonder what the big monster is going to smell like after it’s been used for a month or so. I also note that the monster is made to be picked up by mechanical means on a garbage truck. I am a single male and I live in a onelevel townhouse with a single-car garage.

Like those of many other households, my garage is full with a freezer, food storage closet, some garden tools, a small workbench, and many shelves filled with my stuff. Also, there’s a large-sized car that I usually try to fit in. I’ve already got a garbage can in the garage, and now they’re asking me to make room for a monster that I neither need, want, nor have room for. I can understand that we need to reduce the amount of garbage going to the landfills, but this is ridiculous. I’m quite sure a small bin about a quarter the size of the monster would be sufficient for many households… or one bin shared between three of four houses. But no, I’m told that I must have it, and I’ll be in big trouble if I just leave it out on the street. Boy, I can’t wait till next Friday when the garbage truck tries to pick up the bins from both sides of our little, single-lane road. I sometimes wonder what the powers that be have been smoking when they come up with these great ideas.

Local horse slaughter best solution After reading Dana Lacroix’s letter to the editor, I can safely say I 90 per cent disagree with Dana Lacroix’s plea [Horse face dreadful death, May 22 Letters, TIMES]. While I do disagree with the inhumane methods used to kill horses for meat, I don’t disagree with the idea that horses are, indeed, meat. Not for my palette per se, but yes, these animals have been used as meat as long as they have been on the planet. If horse slaughter were banned in Canada, where

would all these homeless horses go? Do you think someone would suddenly swoop in and adopt them all? To save them from being homeless? If someone hasn’t done that to prevent them from being brutally slaughtered, then I highly doubt they will come to the rescue now. No, in fact, I can tell you exactly where theses horses will go: they will be “packed into trucks and hauled” not hundreds of miles, but thousands. They will be sent somewhere where they can be legally slaughtered.

Animal welfare

Higher standards necessary Dear Editor,

Thank you for printing my letter to the editor on horse slaughter and the horrible reality of what is happening to our equine companions and wild ones in this country [Horse face dreadful death, May 22 Letters, TIMES]. I hope Canadians start to demand higher standards in all areas of animal welfare, and bring about the end to this extremely inhumane, predatory “business” of horse slaughter, which has nothing to do with food and everything to do with money.

Dana Lacroix, Maple Ridge

Health care

Clean up failed experiment Dear Editor,

Fraser Health has spent over $500,000 super-cleaning five hospitals to deal with the issue of C. difficile. What is “super cleaning” anyway? I’m wondering if it’s increased frequency of cleaning, using better quality products with more clearly defined cleaning methods, and using better-trained people (actual hospital workers)… in other words, doing it the same way it was done before the BC Liberals’ failed experiment with health care.

Cheryl Baron, Maple Ridge

CITY OF PITT MEADOWS NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND PITT MEADOWS ZONING BYLAW TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Pitt Meadows City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC on Tuesday June 5th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2505, 2011, the Zoning Bylaw for the City of Pitt Meadows: City of Pitt Meadows Land Use Amendment Bylaw No. 2562, 2012 The purpose of this amendment is to rezone the property legally described as: Lot 1, District Lots 223, 224, 246, 263 and 286, Group 1 Section 23, Township 9, New Westminster District Plan BCP50365 From General Agricultural (A-1) Zone to Agricultural and Golf Course Zone (A-4) Zone (shown bolded and shaded) in order to allow for golf course uses. The relative location of the land to be affected by the pro posed bylaw is indicated on the sketch plan below:

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Now tell me, is it better they suffer for a shorter period of time here in Canada, or should they suffer weeks or months longer to be sent south of the border, or better yet, overseas? If a horse isn’t living happily as someone’s pet, family member, or labourer, then to cramp them up in auction houses for years on end before someone can finally take them home isn’t fair to them, either. What Canada needs is not to ban horse slaughter, but to put in place regulations that require it to be done in a quick and humane way. This is the same sad tale every animal-loving activist tries to sway the masses with. I don’t see anyone trying to ban chicken slaughter or pigs, or cows for that matter. We don’t see these animals as our pets, we see them on plates. While I agree that our methods of disposing of unwanted animals or animals intended for our dining pleasure are inexplicably cruel and unwarranted, I’d sooner see it on our doorstep than claim we’ve seen the wrong in our ways and ship them somewhere else to have our dirty work done.

Jessica Mason

The Bylaw and associated staff report may be viewed at the City Hall between May 25th, 2012 and June 5th, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected hereby shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained herein or by making a written submission (or email) by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 5th, 2012 to the attention of the Director of Corporate Services. All submissions will become part of the public record.

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Child care month

America keeps right Dear Editor,

One would think Maria Raynolds’s insight [News from France instructive, May 22 Letters, TIMES] an obvious truth, but North America, in particular, fights this trend back to the centre with all the resources that the one per cent can throw at it. Is anyone going to try to make the argument that it was social programs or social safety nets that have brought the world to the edge of financial ruin? I have puzzled about this phenomena for years. America is actually in worse financial shape than Greece. Greece’s per capita debt is $47,664, and America’s is $49,000 – and what does America do, but go yet further to the right, even to the extent of running a junk bond profiteer for president. When things get bad, the answer for Americans always seems to be to move further to the right, and then wonder why things do not get better. And then, of course, just move further to the right yet again. Federally, Canada has a government that continues to rule with all the worst polices of George W. Bush. In Canada, provincially, we have the same phenomenon in Alberta, where we just watched a pitched battle between the right and the ultra-right. Redford, head of the Wild Rose Party, commented that Albertans have been evolving over the past decade, and she is right: they are apparently evolving into Ferengi. It occurs to me that when the West won the Cold War over the east, America was at the height of its power and also in the centre of the political spectrum, compared to where it is now. It is worth noting that, if you go far enough right, you eventually end up left, and pass through fascism along the way to your unintended goal. Canada’s sharp turn to the right, away from our traditional values such as democratic peace keepers, thoughtful stewards of the environment, and a respected world leader, and the fact that Canada is becoming an obvious right-wing dictatorship, is to me and many other Canadians the wrong direction for the Canadian people, our civil rights and liberties, democracy, the environment of Canada, and the world as a whole and all its inhabitants. It’s time for Canadians to stand up and be counted, while we still have a country left.

Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge

Political economy

Welfare vote strong Dear Editor,

I have to agree with Ms. Raynolds [News from France instructive, May 22 Letters, TIMES]. There is nothing like a socialist country. She says France decided not to let its great social system deteriorate any further. That’s true. How can you get worse than rioting, marching in the streets, public fires, great unrest, and a broke treasury? Not by throwing out a socialist government. Just look at Germany, Greece, and other socialist rules. You can retire at 52, have a pension equivalent to your working wage, and all the luxuries that working people’s forced contributions can supply. The only problem is, it makes the populace coming up realize these same benefits will not be available for them. That’s why you get 81 per cent out to vote: they’ve all been raised on the welfare attitude and wish its continuance. One thing all this unrest and upheaval is providing is a great example of how not to run a country.

Lorne Riding, Maple Ridge

Premier policies opposite to child care Dear Editor,

It’s ironic the B.C. government has proclaimed May as Child Care Month while the crisis for families with young children goes from bad to scary. Exorbitantly high parent fees of $1,915 per month, below-povertylevel wages for workers, and long waiting lists reflecting the desperation of families all mean that it is only wealthy or the lucky parents who are able to access quality licensed child care while they work or study.

But, the crisis will not be solved by expanding big-box, for-profit commercial child care chains. Why would we want scarce taxpayer dollars providing profits for investors and shareholders? We should be spending public funds to put children and families first. The crisis is identified by the Coalition of Child Care Advocates who calls on the B.C. government to stop funding the expansion of new big-box for-profit commercial child care businesses.

Sharon Gregson

Quality, cost-effective care available Dear Editor,

I am a Nurse Practitioner and I think it is time that Nurse Practitioners are seen in BC. I work in a full-service family practice in Langley. As a member of the interdisciplinary team there, I provide primary health care to people of all ages, but my focus population is the frail elderly. Seniors who are housebound or living in nursing homes are often underserved when it comes to primary care, because they simply aren’t able to get to a clinic to get the care they need. Too often, preventable illness results in a visit to the emergency department. As a salaried health care provider, I am not constrained by the fee-for-service payment model, and so can regularly visit frail seniors in their homes and nursing homes. The elderly people I visit receive timely and appropriate care and are able to avoid or minimize excess morbidity. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) were introduced into B.C.’s health care system in 2005 to improve access to primary health care services for British For more letters to the editor visit...

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Columbians. NPs work in hospitals and clinics in urban and rural settings across the province, yet for the most part, their work as been invisible. There are more than 200 Nurse Practitioners in B.C., and more than 250,000 patients without regular primary care providers. It’s time for people to know about Nurse

care when a patient is sick. In short, NPs are qualified to provide quality, cost-effective, safe, and timely primary care services, much needed in Langley. For more information about BC’s Nurse Practitioners, visit www.

Carrie Murphy, Pitt Meadows

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AirCare being snuffed out by 2014 The province of B.C. announced it is ending its existing vehicle emissions program, saying it will tackle diesel engines next. by Matthew Claxton Glacier Media

Starting in two years, there will be no need to take your car through AirCare. The province announced Thursday that it is winding down the program, the services offered in Maple Ridge, with an official end set for Dec. 31, 2014.

“Newer makes and models of light-duty vehicles are not the prime source of the blue smoke and pollution experienced on the road today,” said Environment Minister Terry Lake. “When you look at most cars now, they run a lot cleaner than the vehicles rolling off the line when AirCare started in 1992.” The ministry said it will work with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and other stakeholders to tackle the remaining problem of airborne particulate matter. A significant amount of particulates come from large diesel engines, including trucks, excavators, and other heavy equipment.

Large trucks and construction equipment were never subject to the AirCare program. There were no announcements of specific measures on Thursday. Currently, AirCare testing costs newer vehicle owners 1992-2006 $46 every two years. Older vehicles are tested every year, at $23 per test. It is expected that the fee to inspect 1992-2006 vehicles will be reduced in 2014, to make it fair for car owners requiring an inspection in the final year of the program. The AirCare facility in Maple Ridge is located on Kingston Street in the Maple Meadows industrial area in Hammond.

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One of our newer choices is Smile Thai, on Lougheed Hwy. If you’ve never tried Thai food, one taste of the flavours of lemon grass, chilli paste, lime leaf and peanut will make you a fan! Farther west along Lougheed Hwy, be sure to sample Noor’s Cuisine (fast Indian food, formerly of Haney Place mall) for butter chicken, curries, tandoori and samosas, and Xuan Chi, a relatively new Vietnamese restaurant offering spring rolls, grilled beef, pork or chicken on vermicelli, and Pho (noodle soup) among other specialties. If you prefer your Asian flavours a bit more traditional, Enjoy Palace, Golden Rice Bowl, Chinese Palace, and King’s Kitchen are just a few of the restaurants that serve Chinese selections. And if you don’t feel like going out? They’ll gladly deliver! Whatever name you prefer to use - donair, gyro or shawarma - this meal in a pita is a hearty and tasty alternative to a burger. Originating in the Middle East and Mediterranean, filled with lamb, beef, chicken or falafel (chick pea), you can find versions at the new Donair Spot on Lougheed Hwy, or try Gyro’s Donair or Donair Affair on Dewdney Trunk. Looking for a lighter offering? Maple Ridge is home to many wonderful sushi restaurants. Stop by Hamada Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Bar Iori or Sushiro Japanese Cuisine along Lougheed Hwy, or try a bento box at Shinobi on 224th. If your route is along Dewdney Trunk you have great choices at Ebi Sushi, Sushi Gozen or Hirosaka Sushi. Most offer a great selection of tempura, rice bowls, and noodle dishes as well as fresh and flavourful sushi and sashimi. When you’re in the mood for something unique try the Portuguese fare at Sagres Restaurant. Seafood, pork, chicken, and seasonings unlike any other cuisine, it must be experienced! Perhaps a lovely seafood paella with a glass of sangria would be a nice change from the routine? Why not try the authentic Greek offerings of Pyrgo’s Taverna or the new Marko’s Kouzina on Lougheed Hwy. The flavours of the Greek Isles will transport you! Italian fare is well-represented in Maple Ridge, with something wonderful for every palate and appetite. Perhaps sample the bistrostyle offerings at the brand new Salute Cucina Italiana on 223rd St? Maybe the flavourful, healthy menu at La Trattoria, the cozy ambience and atmosphere of Il Corsaro, or the extensive, somethingfor-everyone choices at Paliotti’s will entice you the next time you choose to dine out?

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Spectators start setting up lawn chairs and blankets along the sidewalk – up and down Harris Road – more than an hour before the start of the annual Pitt Meadows Day parade, everyone anxious to get a prime viewing spot.

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Trophies and spirit mark the anticipated event. by Ronda Payne


rab a lawn chair, blanket or patch of sidewalk along Harris Road (from Hammond to McMyn roads) on Saturday to take in the hour-plus of fun during the annual Pitt Meadows Day parade. Officially, the start time is 11 a.m., but ideal spots are gone much sooner. Parade organizer George Coghlan knows a thing or two about what makes a good community parade. He’s been organizing this one for three years now. “It’s to give something back to the community really,” he said of his involvement. Parades are a family-fun way to celebrate community and with a

wide-range of entries, this year is a guaranteed winner. Speaking of winners, parade participants will be judged on enthusiasm, overall impression. and “response from the crowd” in order to win trophies for categories like “best overall” and “community spirit” – a new award in honour of the late Ron Morrisette who was an enthusiastic organizer and volunteer of Pitt Meadows Days. Entrants this year include the Pride of Ulster flute band, Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, the City of Pitt Meadows’ new utility truck, and always a popular entry – the RCMP horse and dog team. Held since 1937, with only a few years missed, the parade is a rain-or-shine event Pitt Meadows residents love.

During Pitt Meadows Day on Saturday, June 2, organizers are advising of road closures for the parade, and asking for extra cautious throughout the day while driving in the community.

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Once again more than 70 floats, vehicles, and walking battalions are expected to participate in Saturday’s Pitt Meadows Day parade that travels north along Harris Road at 11 a.m.

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Specifically, the parade begins at 11 a.m. meaning roads closures take affect from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hammond Road will be closed from Bonson west to Harris Road. As well, Harris will be closed from Hammond to Lougheed Highway and McMyn Road will be closed west of Harris Road. Blakely will also be closed from Hammond south to 116B Avenue, and 116B will be closed from Blakely east to Bonson. Access to and from all side streets, including Ford Road, coming off the streets named, will also be blocked between those times. Please note that parking is also restricted along those streets.


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Paddlers help feed hungry A challenge has gone out for the community to fill a dragon boat with nonperishable food items during Saturday’s parade.

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ogether with the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club, the Friends In Need Food Bank hopes to fill a dragon boat with non-perishable food during Saturday’s Pitt Meadows Day parade. Organizers of the parade have positioned the paddling club immediately behind the food bank in the parade order so that spectators may run up and drop the food into the boat, said parade organizer George Coghlan. “It’s in the parade itself,” Coghlan said of the food collection. “People are challenged to fill the dragon boat.” Items needed by the food bank include: baby formula, all sizes of diapers, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned fish, canned meats, side dishes (Hamburger Helper, Sidekicks), pasta, rice, and other non-perishable food items. For a full list of needed items, people can visit their website at, Coghlan said, encouraging parade spectators to grab a few items from the pantry or the grocery store before Saturday.

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Cash donations will also be collected during the parade for the Friends In Need Food Bank, again this year.

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Flippin’ out for festival food There will be plenty to nibble on at Pitt Meadows Day, some in aid of charity. by Roxanne Hooper


o one with a few bucks in their pocket has any excuse for going hungry at the annual Pitt Meadows Day festivities that are happening this Saturday, June 2. The Pitt Meadows Lions Club pancake and sausage breakfast has become one of those: a time-honoured tradition, always kicking off the community celebration on the lower floor of the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, from 7 to 10 a.m. For the nominal cost of $4 for adults, and $2 for children 12 years or younger, the hefty breakfast – served up with juice and

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• 7 to 10 a.m.: Bring the whole family to enjoy pancakes and syrup made by the Pitt Meadows Lions Club. • 9 a.m.: Parade participants check in at the booth on the southeast corner of Blakely and Hammond roads. • 11 a.m. to (roughly) 12:30 p.m.: The parade starts at Blakely and Hammond roads, goes west on Hammond Road and north on Harris Road, to end at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall. • 12:30 to 5 p.m.: During the afternoon, enjoy free activities at Harris Park, including facepainting, baseball games, rockwall climbing, crafts (display and purchase), live music, and even a historic car exhibit. • 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Rock with up-and-coming bands at the Youthfest at the civic centre outdoor plaza on Harris Road. • 1 p.m.: Opening ceremonies and crowning of Pitt Meadows Day Queen. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Salmon and chicken barbeque dinners in the downstairs room of the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall. The Pitt Meadows fire department has been preparing and cooking the salmon every year for at least 40 years. • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Family dance in the upstairs room of the heritage hall. • 10 p.m. Firefighters fireworks at Pitt Meadows Athletic Park.

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The 2011 Pitt Meadows Day royal party played a key role in the festivities from the parade, to the opening ceremonies, and tea, to the family dance.

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New royalty crowned during weekend festivities Miss Pitt Meadows and the royal party participate in festivities. by Ronda Payne


he Pitt Meadows Day royal party is treated like, well, royalty. In addition to the crowning of Miss Pitt Meadows at the Pitt Meadows Day opening ceremonies, the royal party gets involved in numerous events throughout the day. The tradition began in 1937 with a May Day Queen, but farmers in the region felt that early June was a better time for a festival, given their schedules. Over the course of seven and a half decades, almost every year, one lucky Grade 6 girl from a

Pitt Meadows elementary school has been crowned, and asked to serve as a community ambassador. This year, the winner (who is chosen randomly from eligible girls who wish to participate) is Leigha Luschnat, a student at Highland Park. “She stopped in her tracks,” said Leigha’s dad Roddy Luschnat of Leigha learning she’d been chosen. “I remember the phone call well.” Leigha served as a flower girl four or five years ago, so her dad fully understands the excitement. “We went dress shopping already,” he noted. Other Grade 6 girls were selected as attendants with Hayley Leatherdale as the first attendant, Paige Fanning as second, and Emily Westland as third.

This year’s medallion bearer share the same teacher accordis Grade 5 student, Isabella ing to royal party organizers. Rex, record bearer is Grade 5 About 100 students submitstudent Mariah Berndt, and if ted their names to be chosen anyone thought the royal party as part of the royal party this was all girls, guess again. The year two flag bearers are Grade 4 The crowning of Miss Pitt boys Adam Beatty and Ryan Meadows will occur after the Celino. parade at the event’s 1 p.m. Ten flower girls round out opening ceremonies in Harris the full party: Alexandra Road Park. Following the Ayley, Jaelyn Banns, Riley ceremonies, the royal party is Hansford, Maia Richard, taken across the street to the Leigha Luschnat Joanna Robinson, Emma Lion’s Den for a celebratory Bailey, Charlotte Williams, tea with family where lunch is Taryn Hoffman, Tiara Cross, and Hannah served and the record book is signed. Walter. Official duties of the day for the “royals” Not only does Leigha attend the same end with the family dance on the upper school as 2011 Miss Pitt Meadows, Rose floor of Heritage Hall. Smyth, but the girls are in a split class and That’s a full schedule for any royal.






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The 1838 Royal Westminster Regiment held its 70th annual army cadet ceremonial review in the Haney Sewing and Sound parking lot on Sunday. The review was conducted by Maj. Charles MacKinnon. He inspected each of the corps members before presentations were made, awards given out, and speeches offered in the afternoon ceremony. Roxanne Hooper/TIMES


Cadets: Best kept secret for 70 years by Roxanne Hooper

Ocean Desjardins admits she tried to keep the fact that she was an army cadet a secret. But the media apparently made such secrecy impossible. “I was still trying to keep cadets a secret from the noncadet world. But somehow, every ACR (annual ceremonial review) or Remembrance Day, my face would somehow make it into the paper. It was almost like the news people knew I was trying to keep it a secret,” Desjardins said, deriving chuckles from an audience of about 50 who gathered Sunday afternoon for the 70th anniversary ceremonial review of the 1838 Royal Westminster Regiment. “Eventually, my secret was out. Everyone knew I am a cadet, but the difference is, now when someone askes me, ‘Hey, what is a cadet?’ I try and explain it,” she said, standing before officers and corps members of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, as well as

MP Randy Kamp, MLA Michael more comfortable as a cadet. Sather, Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie The key, she said was the Daykin, and a small sea of cadet friendships that she was making, family members and friends many that Desjardins is conin the parking lot of the Ridge vinced will be lifelong bonds. Meadows Hospice Thrift Store Now, she is happy to explain and Haney Sewing and Sound. cadets to anyone who asks. And “What did I think of when I it all comes down to one word, heard about kids in cadets? I she said. It’s family. [thought] of a bunch of losers “Whether we are climbing a with no life,” the 18-year-old mountain or camping in the rain Silver Valley youth said, explainand miserable, we are family. ing her original percepSince 2005, 1838 has tions seven years ago, been my second fambefore she joined the jam.” corps and rose through Sunday marked her last the ranks to her current parade with the corps, status as warrant officer. and Desjardins expressed “I will admit, I was her “extreme” gratitude More embarrassed to be a for the chance to be part cadet. I was embarof the youth movement. Photos rassed to tell my friends “To all the parents who Online that, every Monday and are thinking of a way to Thursday, while my get your kids out of the friends were at soccer and dance, hosue two days a week and occaI’d be at cadets. Little did I know sional weekends, 1838 is a great that I would meet my closest place for them to go,” she said. friends here,” she said. Desjardins “Seven years ago, I would not is the last of five kids in her famhave had the courage to stand in ily to be involved in cadets. front of you all today. Because “My first year in cadets was cadets was ‘lame.’ But today and scary and exciting. I had made for the rest of my life, I was a many friends, but I was still proud member of 1838,” she said, embarrassed,” she recounted, not- using the ceremony as time to ing it wasn’t until her second year entice others while bidding adieu in cadets that she began to feel to her “famjam.”

Warrant officer Ocean Desjardins was asked to speak about what being in the army cadets meant to her. The 18year-old Silver Valley resident had gone from being ashamed and embarrassed seven years ago to regretting to have to say goodbye to the 1838 Royal Westminster Regiment during her last parade on Sunday.

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The class of 2012 home-schoolers performed in their last Xtreme Theatre production at The ACT recently. They performed in six sold-out shows of Peter Pan. Xtreme Theatre is a musical theatre group for home-schooled students, and about 92 students from around the Lower Mainland participated in the show, including (from left) Riley Dougan, Joy Warren, Holly Krauchi, Esther Gadd, Tara Bradbury, Mark Di Prata, Dennis Semeniuk, Elijah Goerzen, Elisa Desjarlais, Elizabeth Drummond, Aidan Pauls, and Lorianne Sparman. May 30

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• Friends In Need Food Bank holds its annual general meeting, 7 p.m., at #822726 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

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What’s On Post events by email to: May 29

• Ridge Meadows Autism Information and Support Group holds its monthly meeting at 11641 224th St. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The speaker this month is Marianne Garrison, of the provincial outreach program for autism and related disabilities. She will be available to talk about how she supports the staff who work with children within the school system. For more info or to RSVP, contact Tracy Hewgill at 604-467-8000 or

May 29

• A Celtic Session with Nigel Tucker take place from 7 to 9 p.m. The sessions run the fourth Tuesday of the month. Anyone is welcome to bring an instrument, sing a song, or just join in the enjoyment and fun. The session take place in the lobby of The ACT in Maple Ridge.

May 30

• Calling all Jedi! Come to the Maple Ridge Library for a Star Wars craft extravaganza at 3:30 p.m. Here is a chance to show one’s appreciation of Star Wars and have fun. For Grades 4 and up. Register at the second-floor information desk at 604-467-7417.

• Kanaka open mic features local singersongwriter Rory MacRury from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kanaka Creek Coffee #101-24155 102nd Ave. Info: 604-4636727.

May 31

• Ridge Meadows Autism Information and Support Group is showing the second of a two-part viewing of the online video entitled Transitioning from School to Work from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The video is intended for parents of high-school-aged children with special needs. It will provide information and strategies to promote meaningful participation and future employment planning. These are recordings of past live events hosted by autism community training. The viewings will occur at RMACL 11641 224th St., Maple Ridge. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tracy Hewgill at 604-467-8700 or

• St. George’s annual garage sale runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd. There will also be a bake sale and kids swap meet with clothing, toys, and other items. Tables for rent for $15. Info: 604-463-9622 or

June 3

• Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation holds its ninth annual Fund Run. Lace up your sneakers and get ready to run for health care. The five-kilometre walk and run or 10-kilometre run takes place at Fairview Elementary. There will be a kids’ run as well this year. Lot of food, fun, and prizes. Check out the new pledge rewards program, route and registration information at or call Laura 604-4666958 for more information.

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May 31

• Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie Community Literacy Committee is celebrating its accomplishments from the last year from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Learning Room, 11729 223rd St. RSVP to or call 604-466-8254.

• The local chamber of commerce and the Social Chicks present Social Media Straight Talk for Your Business from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the chamber. Members get in free and non-members pay $10. Pre-registration is required. Call 604-463-3366 or email

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May 31

• There will be an information session, Where to Begin, looking at retirement options including retirement living, home support, assisted living and long term care. The event is at Willow Senior Living Residence on 122 Avenue and 224 Street at 2 p.m. RSVP to Dale or Wendy at 604-466-8602.

• Seniors week activities start on Monday with an “In the Mood” tea at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the reception desk. Stay tuned for other facilities going on all week at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre. • Full list:


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For the first time in the group’s 10year history, Maple Ridge’s Emerald Pig Theatrical Society is headed to the Theatre BC’s Mainstage drama competition in Kamloops at the end of June, an honour they earned with a daring production called A Particular Class of Women. “I really admired their courage in their choice of a play and the way they built the production,” said theatre director Stephen Drover, who was brought in to judge the regional theatre competition held in Langley last week. He was tasked with picking just one of five play to go on to the provincial competitions, and the decision, while difficult to make was obvious once he completed the adjudication process. Drover was set to lead a workshop with members of Maple Ridge’s theatre company Monday night, where he planned to offer a few suggestions to just tweak the production. “I think it can go from being a real good play to a great play,” he said, adding how impressed he was with the “generosity of which the actors gave of themselves” to portray a sensitive storyline about society’s stereotyping of women in the stripping and sex trade professions. “Although we have entered festival every year, this is the first time we have won most outstanding production and are going to Mainstage,” said the play’s director John Stuart, who commended the entire crew on scooping a total of four awards at

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The cast of A Particular Class of Women is made up of people from throughout the Lower Mainland. Saturday’s gala. “We are all just thrilled at winning this festival in Emerald Pig’s tenth anniversary year. The girls are packing their g-strings, and we are off to knock ‘em dead in Kamloops.” A Particular Class Of Women is a timely and also timeless play, which Emerald Pig presented at The ACT in mid-April and New Westminster in early May to standing ovations. “Although it was written in the ’80s, we still have negative attitudes toward women in the stripping and sex trade professions. We have the missing women commission of inquiry happening now. The Pickton trial. The Highway Of Tears in Northern B.C.” Stuart listed. “The play gives us an insight who these strippers are: They are women who have dreams, and loves, and losses, and kids. and family problems, and financial problems just like everybody else. They are not all drug addicts or victims of incest or have sexually deviant backgrounds.” Drover commented on how


Emerald Pig had “taken responsibility” for the content of the play by not just presenting it, but hosting talk-back sessions and discussing women’s issues around it. When presenting the most outstanding director award to Stuart, Drover commented “parts of it I couldn’t have done better myself.” In presenting the most outstanding costumes award to Emerald’s Charlene Rowley, he also commented the choice was a “no brainer.” In presenting the most outstanding ensemble award to the cast, he said, even though the show consists of monologues and the cast members never talk to one another on stage, they formed a “sisterhood” and supported one another on stage. It’s a huge win, Stuart said, noting Emerald Pig now has to raise about $6,000 to cover expenses to take this show to Kamloops. They’re currently exploring fundraising ideas, including a fundraising performance near the end of June.

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On Deck

Kwon tied for lead Golfer Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows is tied with Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ont. atop the leaderboard in the junior boys division after opening-round play of the Future Links Ontario Championship at Loyalist Golf and Country Club in Bath, Ont. A member of Team Canada’s Development Squad, Kwon, 17, carded a round of two-under par 70 that included four birdies and only one bogey. • More online:, click on “Sports”

Storm rages

The Victoria Day weekend saw Canada’s best U16 boys congregate at the Commonwealth Pool in Saanich for Water Polo Canada’s U16 Nation Club Championships. Maple Ridge was well represented by six local boys – Sam Remfry, Aiden Elphick-Miner, Josh Lampen, and Luke Wallace from Fraser Valley Water Polo Club, and Nicholas Bruneau and Giordano Marconato who play with Pacific Storm Water Polo Club. • More online:, click on “Sports”

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Hundreds of people were at Whonnock Lake Park on Saturday to enjoy a sunny and fun day of free paddling provided by the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club.

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Ann Meraw held up the 74th award she has been presented.

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Ninety-five-year-old Ann Meraw is the winner of the Health, Wellness, and Active Living award from the YWCA 29th annual Women of Distinction ceremony on Friday. As a professional swimmer and sought-after instructor for more than 35 years, the long-time Maple Ridge resident developed numerous flagship aquatics programs including the Canadian water babies program. • More online:, click on “Sports”

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ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free! CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

Janet Laluk, B.Comm. Mortgage Professional, IMS-The Mortgage Centre 604-671-6258

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

#1010 – 6631 Minoru Blvd. Regency Park Towers, Beautiful, large 1 BR end unit, with fabulous views, walk to everything, very clean. $288,300. Gabriel, Prudential Sterling, 604.999.6190


Renee Dubois

Mobile Mortgage Specialist TD Canada Trust. 778-686-5107

Vancouver East Side


2BDRM/2BTH 406-450 Bromley, COQUITLAM Private corner unit with a view; Recent upgrades OVER $22,000 (new bathrooms/floors/appls). Well run building, new roof. Steps from shopping (Thrifty’s, Starbucks,Yoga,Subway,Sushi). $279,888. Call (604) 808-2962


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

1BDRM/1BTH $179,900 19236 Ford Ave, Pitt Meadows Large one bedroom condo 930sq ft. Priced to Sell. Call: (250) 878-2997 or email:


New Westminster

#210-815-4TH AVE, Uptown New West. 1BR, $148,000, Lrg Bright Rms. 650 SF. Full Reno; All flrs, 4 S/S Appls, New Plumbing, Roof, 125 Amp Panel/ 20 outlets, Indoor Pool, Meeting Rm, Prkg, Dogs & Kids ok. 7 blocks to N. West skytrain, 4 blocks to 180 stores, 40 acre, Moody Park. Great Unobstructed Views of Century Houses & mature gardens, Pics> c-ManageMyAds. No agents pls. Call John 778-397-0508


North Vancouver

Desirable North Vancouver Paul: 604-789-4924

2BDRM/2BTH #308-10186-155 Street Move in ready! Designer colors, custom bar. Near transit, mall, park. $216,000 (604) 808-6847 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

Houses - Sale


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N. WEST: Uptown, 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/ Pets OK. Near transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

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Open House Sat 3-5 #220-711 E 6th Ave Vcr. Funky 1 Bdrm Mt Pleasant. $249,000 Completely Reno’d DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn 'Bringing People Together'


For Sale by Owner



3516 Matapan St. Vancouver Older 4 BR house, very nice area, local to everything. $895,000. To view call 604-518-8100

5049 SMITH AVE., BURNABY Brand new single duplex, 5 BR, 4 baths, rentable ste, $839,000. To view call 604-518-8100

LOVELY VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH West Vancouver, Best Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Foors, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,699,000 Tel: (778) 855-7375

Langley/ Aldergrove

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


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres, south facing view, owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call 604 760-3792



8186 Nelson Street, Mission Building lot 0.89 acres RE/MAX All $335,900. Call: (604) 328-8127


New Westminster

N WEST 220 Queens Ave, circa 1907, known as W.E. Vanstone house, 5 Br, 3 bath, 10,765 sf lot, approx 5,000 sf , inclds 2BR bsmt ste. parlike back yd. $1,388,000. Gerri, Mac Rlty, 604-761-3464

6020-28 9 BDRM / 8 BATH Rarely Available 6750 sqft. Luxurious mansion in South Burnaby with breathtaking view from all floors. Walking distance to Deer Lake. This beautiful house is spread over two levels and basement, which has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. House comprises home theatre, hot tub,steam and sauna room and much more Virtual tour : Http:// 20424/virtual.html $4,480,000. Call Vik (604) 356-4449. Sutton West Coast Realty.

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack Own the Land, 1092sf 2br rancher, kids OK $185K 824-7803 id5541 Sry Open House Sun 2-4, 202 13858-102 ave 1250sf 2br 2ba upper lvl tnhse +45 complex $242K 778-395-5140 id5507 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $409,900 507-8186 id5525 Sry Newton 2479sf 5br 3.5ba 1/2 duplex w/legal suite $464,500 592-6703 id5542

Houses - Sale 5 BR home from $22,700 down $2,160/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

S. Surrey/ White Rock

S.SRY, 15298-20 Ave, Top floor, 1185sf, 2 BR, 2 bath, 6 appls, f/p, lrg balcony, prkg, rec facility. $285,900 No agent 604-872-2485





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DRIVE BY 1618 Grant deluxe 1 br+den, 820 sf, nr all ammens, $220 k, Jim 604-786-7977 amexrlty


For Sale by Owner


Port Coquitlam

1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510


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White Rock Tea & Giftshop $60K + Inventory Call Jeff 604-889-9164 for info

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Cares! 778-896-0619

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

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

for a complimentary Market Analysis on your home + Receive a Report outlining 5 things to do before you sell your home!

Business Services

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 Golden Lab. 12mths. CKC reg. Tattooed. Neutered . Champion sired. Loving family dog. Call for details $600. 604.799.3717

Contact Sarah Dennis 778-896-0619


CHIHUAHUA PUPS, teacups, $800 + up. vet check, dewormed, shots, congenital health quar. 604-760-1940 or 604-467-8778 Fila Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

Real Estate Services



Pet Services

PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961



LAB Cross 8 weeks black/ brown 5 avail. good with kids $300. Call: (604) 798-2562




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Port Coquitlam

3BDRM/2BTH 747 Chelsea, Lincoln Park PoCo. $398,000 greenbelt-1/2 duplex-no fees, Re/Max All Points 604-328-8127



HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554



OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. Walk to amens. $234,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498



4BDRM / 4BTH 2639 Delahaye, Coquitlam Luxurious, modern 604-328-8127 RE/MAX All Points $988,000

SRY; FLEETWOOD GEM! 15556 - 92A Ave. Well maintained 2850sf Home, many updates, new Yaletown style in-law ste. 11,300sf Lot! Near all amens, schools, transit, shops. 1st time on market original Builder/Owner. $658,500. By appt, serious inquiries only please. No agents. BY OWNER Dave 604-589-2248 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 604 760-3792


Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

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Lots & Acreage

★ Five Stunning 5 acre oceanfrontlots near Horton Bay on Mayne Island from $404,000 Greg Rowland, Sotheby’s Intl Rlty Canada, Call 250-665-6868


Okanagen/ Interior

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

Mobile Homes


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


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

PRE OWNED, 2004 DW 24x44. Immaculate. Large windows, fridge, stove & security system. Asking $59,900.00. Brookswood Homes Ltd. 604 530-9566



Summer get Away or Year Round Living. 1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $359/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735



Recreation Property

LOG CABINS For Sale For rentals or ownership please join us for our open house during the May long weekend Sat May 19th, Sun May 20th 11am-4pm, and Mon May 21st 11am-2pm. Where you can view the newly renovated log cabins. Appreciate all the amenities the 6700+ sq ft Lodge building has to offer. At 5485 Lac Le Jeune Rd. Lac Le Jeune B.C. Take exit 336 off the Coquihalla Hwy and follow the signs to Lac Le Jeune. $189,900. Call: (604) 834-2020 or visit us at CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

* 2,750 sqft./ on .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, (for sale by owners) 9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA


MEXICO SAN CARLOS Beautiful Executive retirement home 5 hrs from Arizona! 3000sf incls sep guest hse. $229k 604-364-6441 EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888

Dreaming of a New Home?

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

2BDRM/2BTH 2789 SHAUGHNESSY ST Port Coquitlam Brand new unit in The Shaughnessy on Lions Park, Port Coquitlam’s first high rise. 25th floor corner unit with spectacular views from all rooms, and 2 decks; minimum 1 year lease; no smoking; references required; available on or before July 1st; No Pets. $1,495 Monthly. (604) 561-8979 email:



AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★


Recreation Property

BLACK MOUNTAIN RANCH, Mt Baker WA, 2007 Breckenridge Park Model dble loft trailer, 40ft, sleeps up to 12, Ranch has FREE Par 3 Golf, Horseback Riding, Indoor/Outdoor pools +. $85,000. By Owner. Tom 604-594-9342

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour:


Squamish/ Whistler


WAREHOUSE/ OFFICE for rent avail. immed, clean, secure, bright. Bolivar Park Area Surrey $950 month +half utilities (604) 916-3473:

Shedding light on community issues

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

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

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.


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

1300 King Albert, Coq



115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

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 HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

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

604 465-1938


Duplexes - Rent

BBY S. 3 BR upper s/s duplex, 1 1/2 baths, 5 appls, N/s, N/p, refs, $1200, June 15. 604-431-6937



Houses - Rent

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

ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale, Handy Man Special House, 3bd w/ 2bd Suite, Quiet Area...$1,388/M

VANCOUVER - 1066 East 8th Ave 1Br Mt. Pleasant Condo, Quiet, Cental Area, Solid Bldg...$788/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663


Shared Accommodation


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

MEN’S SOBER Living, on private acreage in M. Ridge, $550 incl everything. Chris. 778-227-1456.


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt ste MRidge, new, clean,bright, nr schl , Now, ns no cat, $900 cbl/net, 604-375-4766

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

M. RIDGE dwntwn Urbano Complex, 2 br, 2 ba, inste w/d, f/p, 2 ug prkg, nr amen, deck, n/s, n/p, Jun 1. $1150+ utils. Refs. 512-8725



4 BD, 2.5 bath, family home Burnaby, nr Deer lake. Call Quay Pacific at 604-570-2786 for appt

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

5 BR, M Ridge, Cottonwood, 3 bath, 2 car garage, fenced yard, nr amens, alarm, June 15, $2300 + utils. Margaret 604-987-6161

BBY N. reno’d 2 BR grnd lev ste, 1000 sf, N/s, N/p, incls w/d, July 1, $1200/mo incl util. 604-291-6746

M Ridge 21437 117Ave, 4BR incls inlaw glvl ste, all appl, ns, np, Jun 1. $1700. 604-421-4052

COQ CENTRAL, 2 BR bsmt ste, sh’d W/D, walk-in closets, storage, $900 incls utls. Jun 1. NS/ NP. Nr school/bus. 604-726-6884

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358 AVAILABLE JUNE or July 1, 1 BR, $735/mo + utils, updated new suite, 621 Colburne, New West. No pets Call 604-454-4540.

Call for Specials!

Call 604-530-0030 PO CO 2 BR apt $780 & $800/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail now. Call 604-464-0034


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

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

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

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

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge


Houses - Rent

NEW WEST Sapperton , 2 BR Bungalo House, nr skytrain, & RCH, suits family, $1000 + utils, own w/d, Avail June 17, 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318 PO CO 3191 Wellington St 3 BR main flr, 1.5 baths, cls to amens/ schools. $1450 inc heat/light. N/S, n/p. Jun 1. 1-250-464-4851

COQ. Princess Gate. 1,075 sq ft. Senior oriented bldg. 2 BR condo, 2 full baths, f/p, laundry. Ns/np. $1,275/mo incl heat & 1 u/g prkg spot. Avail July 1st. 604-469-1742


Auto Miscellaneous


Collectibles & Classics

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363 1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at Call 604-307-0201

1978 MERCEDES 450SL, convertible w/hardtop, run grt, looks sharp $8500.604-922-5986 1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $20,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

2 BR MRidge, nr elem/high schools, sep ldry, ns np, avail now 604-466-5498 * 778-242-1198 BBY, 16 Ave/6th St. 2 BR grd/lvl. Ns/np, no laundry. $795/mo incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-777-9924

COQ, Westwood Plat. Lrg 1 BR bsmt. Sh’d W/D. $700 incl hydro/ sat tv/’net. Avail June 1st. Ns/np. 604-944-6390 or 778-834-0714 MRidge West, 2 BR bsmt with view, ns, pet negotiable, avail Now, $950 incls utils, f/bath, inste wd, dw, 604-463-6610


Townhouses Rent

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

6620 604-630-3300 • Call or visit us online today to discover the latest listings in your favorite neighbourhoods!

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2332 Argyle Cr. Squamish - Fall in Love with the Stunning Views! $599,900. 10,400 sq.ft. lot, 2648 sq.ft. house, 4 bdrms, 2 bath, suite potential. Barb Gloor, RE/ MAX Squamish. 1.604-892-4428



To advertise call

2585 Portree Way, Squamish Family Home $579,000 Immac house, situated across from the school.Barb Gloor, RE/MAX Squamish, 1.604-892-4428


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


Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD

BRAND NEW NARAMATA Townhomes - Perfect Holiday Home - Lock & Go - Steps to Beach & Winery. Alex Bloomfield 250-493-2244 (Office) 1-800-734-0457 (Toll Free) Royal Lepage Locations West

Apartments & Condos

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

Okanagen/ Interior

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: for further details, or call 250-493-5737.


401 Westview St, Coq

Out Of Town Property

COZY 2 bdrm on 10 acres in Lone Butte, barn, 2 car garage, new, no steps, complete reno, oak beams in L/R, large deck, drilled well, outbuildings. Close to Horse, Watch and Green Lakes. $278,000. Call 604-467-7144 or 604-250-1668


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Collectibles & Classics

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2350. 604-534-2997

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $8,950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516


Collectibles & Classics

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $49,900. Call 604-889-2525

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

Warehouse/ Commercial

SHOPS & WAREHOUSE 1500, 2000, 3000 to 16,000 sf in Burnaby, Langley, Maple Ridge and Mission. Call 604-328-0411 or email:


Collectibles & Classics

1979 MG Midget 75,000kms Ready to drive away $5,000. 604 739-9234



1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997 1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $14,900 Rare 778-773-1398

1998 MUSTANG SVT Cobra Convertible, 35,350 orig km, very detailed history, pristine show quality, $17,900 obo. 604-531-9373

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices of work available. $68,000

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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Scrap Car Removal

2003 CADILLAC CTS, 49K, 4dr, white, auto, fully loaded, mint condition, $19,500 604-864-8199

2000 CHEVY MALIBU. 4 doors, auto, 6 cyl, brown. 1 owner, well maintained, no accidents. High km so only $1,500. 778-397-0369

2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 #30576 2009 PONTIAC Vibe Very Big Selection...$11,895 #4204 1-888-812-2511

2002 FORD FOCUS SW, low kms, no accidents, $3680. auto, very good cond, 604-724-5726

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 29,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $16,900. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accid., local, garage kept. Exc cond. $8,900. (1)-604-855-1335

2007 CADILLAC Escalade 4wd (Luxury, Leather, Sunroof, Mags)...$32,995 #3339 1-888-812-2511


2010 CHRYSLER 300 Touring Auto/ Air/ loaded....$15,995 3696 1-888-812-2511 2011 CADILLAC CTS (Luxury. Leather, Panaramic Sunroof, Mags, 10 to clear)....MSRP $45,645 Now $29,995 1-888-812-2511 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.


Budget Car Sales


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2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd Black leather interior - 7 Pass. 114K kms. LOADED WITH OPTIONS. $12,500. Call 604-786-6001



Luxury Cars
















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

2011 VOLVO V50





2011 NISSAN Pathfinder SV 4wd 7Pass/ Loaded/ Mags...$28,888 #3776 1-888-812-2511

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

2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

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

2011 SUBARU Outback (Luxury Crossover, Auto, Loaded)...$26,988 #3626 1-888-812-2511

STEVE TOWING SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. We Pay CA$H for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203 NEW CHEVROLET Silverado Crew Cabs (Auto, V8, Air, Onstar, well equiped, 200 Trucks to Clear)) MSRP $33,980 Now $21,995 - 1-888-812-2511



2011 GMC Yukon 4wd luxury/ Leather/ Loaded/ Mags...$35,995 #3791 1-888-812-2511

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

All Mechanically Inspected

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1961 TRIUMPH TR3A red,black interiorComplete & original good engine& trany for details (Delta) 604-816-9954, $9,500 obo

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





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! $86,980. 604-781-7614.

1994 CHEV GMC Z-71. Dark blue, auto, 4x4, extended cab. Aircared, new tires. $1,800 obo. Call Rob, 604-533-2410, aft 5pm.

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097 2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727

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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.

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.850.9600



2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975

2005 Ford F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Crew Cab, Dually Automatic 84,000 kms, DVD Player, Fully Loaded $25,900. Call: (604) 780-2696 or email:

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

Sports & Imports

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $9500 obo. Sry 604-541-0018

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010 2004 NISSAN Maxima Luxury/ Leather/ Loaded...$10,888 #0666 1-888-812-2511

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.

2011 Dodge Ram 3500 LOW KMs, DIESEL $42,990. (604) 780-2696,

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

Sports & Imports

1994 CHEV GMC Z-71. Dark blue, auto, 4x4, extended cab. Aircared, new tires. $1,800 obo. Call Rob, 604-533-2410, aft 5pm.

2006 AUDI A3 lthr int, FWD; 2.0T w/200hp, 6 spd auto, w/DSG paddleshifters; no accid 101,000 hwy km, 8 rims/tires. 604-899-2531

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253

1984 CORVETTE 383 stroker auto hard top - soft top Stainless exhasummust $8,995 Ph 604-795-9967 2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

1990 TOYOTA Corolla auto, good cond, no accidents, aircared. $1200 obo. 604-888-0794 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460

2007 PIAGGIO scooter MP3-250, silver, practically new, less than 500 km, fuel injected engine, security lock, new battery, $4300. Call Don 604-987-9166


2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, 95,000 kms, local, excellent cond $8880. 604-988-7812


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1983 HONDA CM250, approx 20,000 mi, low cost transport, dependable, new tires, saddle bags $1450. 604-880-9073

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2010 NISSAN Rogue AWD Auto/ Loaded/ cd...$19,995 #3650 1-888-812-2511

2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $12,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVROLET Malibu (Auto,air, fully loaded, 80 to clear)....MSRP $26,200 Now $14,995 #4140 – 1-888-812-2511


2002 GMC Avalanche, 4x4, 130K, Keyless Entry, Completely Loaded, Immaculate Condition, Private Sale, $10,000. Please call 604-308-3167

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5000 obo 604-710-8053

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

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5S Special Edition 94,000 km automatic, spoiler, fog lights, new tires, winter mats. $10,888. Call 604-819-9596 Chilliwack 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,395 obo. 778-242-2018

2008 FORD F150 S/Cab 4wd Fully Loaded Truck...$18,888 #2759 1-888-812-2511

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve

2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060 2010 JEEP Commander 4wd 7 Passenger/ Loaded/ Mags...$22,995 #3631 1-888-812-2511

1995 VW GOLF $2500, great car, 1 owner, mags, sunroof, all records, recent engine work, clutch, new tires, shocks, springs. Call 604-521-4932 or email:

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

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Sports & Imports

2009 INFINITI G37 Luxury/ leather/ loaded/ mags...$25,995 #3135 1-888-812-2511 2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,600. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961) 2011 HYUNDAI Sonata Loaded/ Mags/ Alloys...$17,988 #3491 1-888-812-2511





1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 140 kms, good cond., $3700. 604-846-8597 after 4pm or all day wkends

2003 MERCEDES CLK 320, 105k, 2nd owner, no acc. mint, local, $14,250. 604-626-8009

2005 CHRYSLER Town & Country Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $6,500 obo. 604-710-9030

2000 Honda Odyssey LX Automatic 231,000 kms Grey, single owner, good condition, trans & brakes recently done. Bluetooth. Trailer hitch. Service records avail. $4,999. Call: (604) 987-1595 email:

2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$19,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511


2010 DODGE Grand Caravan (Fully Loaded, Media Centre with Stow’n Go, 40 Grand caravans to Clear)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511

1986 RENNELL, 6 cycle mercury, 9.94 cycle Yamaha, after 1 yr not used, not perfect, $1400 obo, 604-462-1540

1996 MIRAGE 19ft , 4.3 litre good on fuel, stocked, stored indoors, no salt, 600 hrs, w/trailer, good cond, $8800 obo. 604-857-3344 19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $6000 obo. 604-817-9004

2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208;


To advertise call


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



KT CONCRETE WORKS For all your concrete needs! For free estimate 604-307-0835


Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344



2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

2007 GTI SEADOOS yellow, 4 Stroke, low hrs, 155HP. & 2003 GTX Seadoo blue, 2 Stroke, 160 hrs. With trailer, stored indoors, no salt water; $12,500 obo. LOTS of FUN! 604-857-3344


Lawn & Garden


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



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





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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

Lawn & Garden




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Lawn & Turf Blends Super Natural TopSoil Composted Black Bark #1 100% Fir Bark Mulch Top Dressing Blends Sand, Gravel & Rock Miracle Mix Soil Hydroseeding Contractor OPEN 7 DAYS ‘til 7pm

5333 - 176 St. Cloverdale



We’re in the Big Green Trucks



1990 FORD 28ft Classic, 120K, always roofed, sleeps 6, $8300, 604-466-1469

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, 2 slides, spotless. Reduced $18,500. 604-230-2728

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

2011 COUGAR 28-6' Mint only 1 trip. Loaded c/w slide + all options ++ more $23,900 604 531-2841


Moving & Storage 1 to 3 Men

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


310-JIMS (5467)

The Whole Nine Yards Lawn & Yard Care Rubbish Removal Pressure Washing − •Decks •Patios • Driveways

(604) 813-5282

GARDEN ROTOTILLING Tree services, stump grinding, lawn aeration, reseeding, lawn and garden installations. Call: 778-885-6488 ABLE HOME SERVICES LTD Lawn mowing, Hedges Aerating, Pwr Raking. Grover 604-467-4457 BRUCE’S LAWN CARE Mowing & Maintenance Call: (604) 466-1891 Unique folding table for your limited condo space or an accessory for your BBQ Buffets. Call 944-1272

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



Patios/Decks/ Railings


• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters




for your limited condo space or an accessory for your BBQ buffets.

• Patio table clamps onto your rails and is fully adjustable • Powder-coated aluminum with tempered glass SPACE down • FoldsBOOKING or stays up out For: LANGEVIN, JAN of the way LSLam Rep:

Ad#: 1363875

Call 778-285-2107


Paving/Seal Coating

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



Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee


778-997-9582 #1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 32 yrs exp. Spring Special Ext/Int. 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967

2002 25’ Custom Coach travel trailer, queen bed & bunks, $10,500. Call 604-984-9293 2002 WINNEBAGO Sunova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. Ph Peter 1-604-220-5005

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email:

Accelerate your car buying

2007 TERRY 28ft, slide, auto awning, sleeps 6, exc cond. Used 3 mths! $20,000. 604-367-7892



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

$59/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly

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


Rubbish Removal

The Whole Nine Yards Rubbish Removal & Yard Care + Power Washing. 604-813-5282

A UNIQUE folding table

Painting/ Wallpaper


1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

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

2004 WESTWIND Trailer. 25 ft. Sleeps 6, incl private BR w/dbl bed. Awning, bbq, full bath, fridge/ stove. $10,000. 604-538-8120


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

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

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.

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


Same Day Service, Fully Insured




1994 Special Edition Travelaire 5th whl, 26.5, aircon, lam flrs, $8000 obo (Abbot) 604-504-0408



BETTER Choice Electric ★ Residental ★ Prompt service & repair. Bonded Lic #93051 & Ins BBB 25 yrs exp 604-329-3114 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

1988 SLUMBER QUEEN. 5th Wheel. Sleeps 4. Fridge - 3 way, furnace, a/c. Clean & well kept. No rust. $4,250. 604-298-4042

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Spring Services




1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072



1980 GMC C Class, 21ft m/h, w/motorcycle carrier, running cond. $1500 obo. 604-937-0408

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

2007 Acura TL Auto, 122,000 kms. Financing Available $16,880. Call: (604)780-2696




2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country Ultimate Luxury Vans with Power Sliders...$18,888 #4215 1-888-812-2511

2005 COROLLA Auto,96k, a/c, no acc, aircared, new tires $8,500. Call: (604) 274-8627


2006 GMC Savana Automatic 190,000 kms 2.8l. Runs like new. Good Condition. Offers. $8,000 Call: (604) 876-5015

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 LX V6 auto 185 hp - 20,300 km. Only $11,900. Chwk 604-847-3297

2005 BMW 645 Ci Convertible 1 Owner,43KM,Immaculate,6spd Manual, $39,000. 604-833-6931 2003 Toyota Corolla S 124K. Very good cond. Must sell. Too many cars.$7600. 778-888-1045


BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email:

2004 FORD Freestar, V6, 4.2L, auto, low kms, new brakes, tires & battery $6800. 604-858-7553

1993 Toyota Camry 4 dr. auto 174 km, 4 cyl. service records $2,995. (604) 602-9066.




Plumbing, Heating, Plugged drains. Ironman Plumbing 604-510-2155


Renovations & Home Improvement

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

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 Eleven 11 Construction LTD Design, Build & Renovate, Res/Comm, Kitchens, Baths, Additions, Decks, Landscaping Call 604-727-0814



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


Sand & Gravel

WASH OR FILL SAND $15-20/yd; Mushroom or steer manure $15/yd; Lawn & Garden or Turf Blend $24/yd.; All Gravel $20-$26/yd. Kelly 604-763-4215


Tree Services


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

Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Need a Painter? Find one in the Home Services section.



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