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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Registration for the Christmas hamper society is in full swing, and donations are being sought.

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Mayor sees potential in south Albion A once vibrant industrial area in Albion awaits revitalization. by Maria Rantanen

Despite the empty lots, abandoned warehouses and buildings, weather-worn “development” signs, and acres of blackberries, the mayor of Maple Ridge sees a lot of potential in the Albion industrial park. The strip, that runs along River Road from Kanaka Creek Regional Park to 240th Street, and along its connecting side roads down to the Fraser River, includes businesses that still employ several hundred people. But, over the years since Ernie Daykin closed his Windsor Plywood franchise in the area, many other businesses have closed their doors, too. “I look at this and just see so much potential,” Daykin said surveying the Albion industrial lands. The area used to be a “vibrant” industrial area, Daykin said, with boat builders, RV manufacturers, and several shake and shingle companies. And at one time, the Albion government dock was also bustling with fishing activity. But no longer. Consequently, Maple Ridge council commissioned a commercial-industrial report. That review came to council this week, including strategies for the next 30 years on how commercial and industrial land can be developed to meet future demands. The report, done by G.P. Rollo & Associates, recommends redeveloping the Albion industrial park, but points out that “significant development” is not expected for 10 years. Between 170 and 230 acres of new industrial land will be needed in Maple Ridge by 2040, and the report writers suggest these could be found through infill. Those areas include 40 acres under consideration for rezoning in Hammond south of Maple Meadows industrial park, in the Blue Mountain area of north Maple Ridge, in the Albion Flats, on land at 232nd Street an 128th Avenue, and various parcels along the Lougheed Highway – adjacent to Kwantlen First Nation land – east of 240th Street. “Additional lands with full servicing and proximity to transportation routes is required to remain competitive with other municipalities,” the report stated. And before redevelopment can take place in the Albion industrial area,

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Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin would like to see development in the Albion industrial area, but he admits there are challenges in the area. “major infrastructure costs” are needed to improve the dike, deal with possible site contamination, and improve access. The report writers suggest that development incentives could be put in place to

encourage consolidation and redevelopment. While he’s “not a huge fan of tax exemptions,” Daykin said that “you want to create something that keeps people

Rollo report

More space needed for business A recent review shows the demand for retail, office, and industrial space over the next three decades. by Maria Rantanen

A new report commissioned by Maple Ridge council shows a need for more retail space, offices, and industrial areas

in the District over the next 30 years. The most growth potential in the District is in business services, manufacturing, retail, education, health and welfare, and public administration, stated the report presented to council Monday. The report writers recommend the economic development office focus on manufacturing, tourism, business and commercial services, and also on finance, insurance, and real estate.

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here.” Daykin pointed out a few examples of value-added businesses, for example, BW Creative, which makes $5 spindles out of 50 cent pieces of wood. There’s also a company, Pacific Bending and Machine, with a niche market of building horse-drawn carriages, replicas from the late 1800s that are shipped around North America. Scattered around the area are lots that used to house businesses, but now sit idle, fenced up with vacant buildings. Still other lots have never been developed. For instance, the Albion industrial area includes a 22-acre parcel that has no development on it, just an unused building. The land has been owned by the Cohen family since the 1970s. Daykin remembers many businesses that are now long gone, like Harco, a company that built log homes and shipped them to Japan.

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Strip-a-thon participant “Kiana” performed at the CaddyShack recently. She is one of the dancers planning to take part in this Sunday’s strip-a-thon fundraiser benefitting the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

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Zellers plans closing The Maple Ridge Zellers location will be closing on Feb. 11, 2013 to make way for renovations for Target, which is scheduled to open in November. Store closing signs attracted customers to the location at 224th Street and Lougheed Highway on Saturday. • More at

Servals defended A group of serval owners will speak as a delegation at Maple Ridge council meeting tonight (Tuesday), concerned that their pets won’t be allowed in the District. The animal control bylaw is being considered for final adoption. • More at

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Strip-a-thon will draw a crowd CaddyShack staff and dancers are donating salary and tips from Dec. 2. by Troy Landreville

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Champ sends message Champ Julia Chiasson, and other members of the War Amps child amputee program, know the consequence of unsafe play. The Maple Ridge 12-year-old, who has a partial left-hand amputation, along with five other Champs, will take part in the The War Amps PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE float in the Rogers Santa Claus Parade. The parade starts at 1 p.m. on Georgia Street at Broughton Street and ends on Davie Street at Howe Street. • More at

Once you peel off the layers of this Sunday’s strip-a-thon at the CaddyShack show lounge, you’ll find selflessness and generosity. That’s the general opinion of the folks from the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society, which benefits from this annual fundraiser. Reserved seating tickets are moving briskly for the 18th annual event, being held Dec. 2 from roughly noon to 8 p.m. Last year’s strip-a-thon generated $23,020. Every cent went to the society, which each year provides toys, clothes, and food vouchers to families in need during the Christmas season. “We are so grateful,” said society co-chair Lorraine Bates. “That amount is huge and it is all raised in about eight hours.”

The strip-a-thon is proving once again to be a hot ticket item. Almost every reserved seat, at $25 each, has been snapped up, noted CaddyShack head server Romana Van Lissum. Patrons with reserved seating will receive a free breakfast from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. General admission is $10. “We started doing reservations about two weeks ago, and almost three quarters is already booked up,” Van Lissum said on Nov. 21. “It’s usually standing room [only] in here.” A dancer who goes by the stage name “Kianna” plans to be among the performers taking part in the strip-a-thon. “It’s going to be my first time,” she said. “I like the idea of any kind of charity.” Van Lissum said that at every strip-a-thon, there’s a festive atmosphere inside the walls of the CaddyShack. “It always seems like there’s tons of energy in here,” Van Lissum said. “It’s mostly regulars, but there are a lot of new

people. Guys will bring their buddies. It’s usually like a tradition for most people.” There are still some tables and seats available for reservation. Visit the CaddyShack at 22222 Lougheed Hwy. to reserve a seat. Funds generated from sponsors, admission, and raffles go to the society. The bar’s staff and dancers work for free during the day. The society didn’t absorb any public backlash last year, but the year before that the response was “horrendous” Bates recalled. She bristles at the notion that funds raised from the strip-athon is so-called “dirty money.” “It’s not bad money at all,” Bates said. “These people are not held at gunpoint to do [the strip-a-thon], they’re doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. It doesn’t matter where the money comes from. With the passing of money from one to the other, it comes from the heart.” Van Lissum said there will

always be critics of the fundraiser. “Those people should come in and they’ll probably have a really good time,” she said. Meanwhile, the strip-a-thon seems to get bigger every year. “The staff have their own personal goals and they keep exceeding it,” Bates said. “It’s absolutely a miracle.”

Bras for the cause

For the ninth year, bras will also be available to the highest bidders at the strip-a-thon. Van Lissum said the bar’s former manager suggested the female staff auction off their bras. The first year, Van Lissum figured she’d get about $50 for her bra, and was surprised when it brought in $300. Last year, she auctioned off her bra for $1,800. “Don’t ask me why, but bras go for more money than [any other] stuff,” Van Lissum said.


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Robberies spawn charges One of two men arrested for armed robbery was a real estate agent in Maple Ridge, and he has since lost his licence.

immediately notified the Real Estate Council of BC, who oversees our licensing system. The council requested that we send Luke’s licence to them immediately,” said Quinnell, adding that it is “important to note that police checks are taken of anyone prior to obtaining a real estate licence.” Ash was originally licensed in July 2011, by Sylver McLaren according to Davies. Neither of the suspects, who were A united police effort landed two Maple arrested in Maple Ridge, are known to Ridge men in jail and ended a rash of police, said RCMP Supt. Dave Walsh. armed Lower Mainland robber“Members of our street ies. enforcement unit did an outPolice announced Friday that standing job of investigating, two local young men, includand coordinating these robbering one who was a local realtor, ies, and have made the Lower are facing a series of charges in Mainland a much safer place to connection with pharmacy roblive,” Walsh said. beries. “They utilized a number of Police have recommended strategies that have resulted charges against Ryan Olson, in these charges, which has 27, and 29-year-old Luke Ash included the recovery of some for robberies at a Langley of the stolen property and other Supt. Dave Walsh Pharmasave, Blueridge items that will be used as eviRidge Meadows RCMP Pharmacy in Abbotsford, twice dence in court.” at Surlang Pharmacy in Surrey, Walsh also acknowledged the and The Chemist in Maple Ridge. The cooperative efforts with Surrey RCMP’s heists took place from Aug. 21 to Oct. 12. robbery unit, Langley RCMP’s general Ash was a realtor in Maple Ridge for investigation section, and both Abbotsford Royal LePage Brookside, but is no longer and Port Moody municipal police forces. licenced. “This clearly shows how all Lower “Royal LePage – Brookside surrendered Mainland RCMP work with all of our Ash’s licence on Nov. 22,” said Tyler neighbouring detachments and municipal Davies, spokesperson for the Real Estate police agencies, as criminals don’t recogCouncil of British Columbia. nize any border or boundaries,” Walsh “Luke always presented himself as a said. very likeable and pleasant young man. Both men appeared in provincial court This is a shock to all of us in our real on Thursday, Nov. 22, with Ash being estate industry,” said Bob Quinnell, Royal granted bail while Olson was remanded in LePage – Brookside’s general manager. custody until their next court appearance “When we heard of this situation we on Dec. 6.

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Server’s book revealing by Troy Landreville

It’s high noon on a Thursday. Two men wearing slacks, dress shirts, and ties stroll into the CaddyShack. The exotic show lounge in Maple Ridge is pitch dark but for the glow of television screens hanging off the walls and the red and orange glimmer from spotlights directed towards the wooden stage. Troy Landreville/TIMES The doors just opened. Waitress Romana Van Lissum is the author of The Life of a Stripper, The stage is barren. 50 exotic dancers confess their personal experiences in the adult Empty seats wait to be entertainment industry. filled. Romana Van Lissum Van Lissum doesn’t just Instead of using real has seen countless faces sling burgers and brews. or stage names, dancers meander through the doors She’s also an author who picked the name of a of the CaddyShack. penned The Life of a flower to use as an alias for She’s been a cocktail Stripper, 50 exotic danconfidentiality purposes. waitress there for more cers confess their personal “A lot of the girls told me than 18 years and knows experiences in the adult that, if it was somebody many of the “regulars” by entertainment industry. else interviewing them they their first name. It took her two years to wouldn’t grant [the interShe also knows the stripfinish the book, which she view],” Van Lissum said. pers who have entered and hopes will portray the danVan Lissum said The Life exited her life. cers in a difof a Stripper is “not a book The ferent light. about exotic dancers whinwomen, “A lot ing about how they came “You get some guys who range of people from broken homes or how where this is the in age from stereotype desperate they are for male 19 to 40, first place they’ll go the dancers, attention.” dance for thinking that She calls it “an eye-opento when they get patrons they are all ing book full of true stories out of jail.” who crane drug addicts that belong to a variety of Romana Van Lissum their necks and alcoholwomen who travel a differto get a ics and have ent journey than most.” closer look daddy issues,” The book has many from the seats that encircle Van Lissum said. “Because cautionary tales about the the CaddyShack stage. I’ve been here for 18 years, industry. Van Lissum said These are the customers and knowing all the girls… a few of these stories may who see the dancers from I knew a lot of them had even deter some women the up-close vantage point kids, are married, never from entering the world of of what Van Lissum refers touched drugs, some of the exotic dancing. to as “gyno row.” girls never touched alcohol, “There’s a lot of crazy Most of the men who some of them travel around stories,” Van Lissum said. come to see these – in the with their dog, and they’re “I think this book will open words of one dancer – “vis- just like regular people.” a lot of people’s eyes.” ual stimulation techniIt takes dedication to The paperback and cians” perform are average, be a dancer, Van Lissum ebook format of The Life every-day guys, and the remarked, adding, “A lot of a Stripper is available lounge’s clientele run the of people don’t realize that online at gamut, their collars ranging these [dancers] are workThe paperback version from dark blue to bleached ing Monday to Saturday, can also be purchased at white. Sunday is maybe a doing any Lower Mainland Black “You get good guys, you their laundry, cleaning Bond Books location. get married guys, you get their house, traveling day.” Ebook formats can be young guys, you get some A dancer with a univerfound on Kindle, Kobo, guys where this is the first sity education edited the Sony, and Smashwords. place they’ll go to when book and the artist who Additional information is they get out of jail,” Van designed the cover danced available on Van Lissum’s Lissum said. for more than 10 years. website, www.thelifeoEven so, workplace safeThe book is a collection ty has never been an issue of 50 short stories of each Copies of Van Lissum’s for Van Lissum a married woman’s experiences. book will also be available mom of a grown daughter. The length of each entry at the Sunday, Dec. 2 strip“In here,” she says, “the ranges from one page to 15 a-thon at the CaddyShack. guys treat you like gold, pages. Five dollars from the no one’s allowed to touch The stories range from sale of each book will go you, and if you have a drug abuse, psycho boyto the Maple Ridge and problem, you have three friends, crooked clubs, and Pitt Meadows Christmas quarters of the room ready prostitution to homelessHamper Society. to back you up.” • More online at ness, porn, and hustling.

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Girls to trade wreaths for leis Kendall Mooney, from Maple Ridge Secondary, and Danica Considine, from Thomas Haney Secondary sold wreaths at The Happening Arts and Crafts Sale on Sunday. The two 14-year-old 1st Alouette Pathfinders were raising money for a camping trip and exchange to Kauai, Hawaii next spring. To support the 1st Alouette Pathfinders and order holiday wreaths email Sylver McLaren/TIMES


Bridge tolling adds to burden

A family from Maple Ridge learned that people suffering from disabilities will not have to pay to cross the Port Mann Bridge. by Glenda Luymes Special to The TIMES

A Maple Ridge couple is questioning the toll system on the Golden Ears Bridge after learning people with disabilities will be exempt from paying tolls on the new Port Mann Bridge. Father of five Terry Law has been unable to work after suffering a traumatic brain injury while camping with friends almost a decade ago. Because both his wife’s parents and his mother, as well as his doctor, are on the south side of the Fraser, he crosses the Golden Ears Bridge several times a month. Now, before he can get his insurance renewed, he must fork over more than $200 to pay his toll bill. If he was crossing the Port Mann, he’d be exempt. “We would see our family a lot more if we weren’t always thinking about the cost,” said Terry’s wife, “I was confused Cory. because I thought Paying the tolls is like a both bridges would be “slap in the face, on top of all the other hardships,” the same.” she added. Cory Law Cory works two jobs. The couple still has three children living at home, ages 7, 10 and 15. Cory learned about the Port Mann toll exemption for people on permanent disability benefits when her mom called with the news. “I was confused because I thought both bridges would be the same,” she said. In fact, while the Port Mann is operated by Transportation Investment Corporation (TI Corp), a Crown company, the Golden Ears is a TransLink bridge. TI Corp spokesman Greg Johnson said the approach taken by TI is consistent with government and Crown company policies to provide discounts for people with disabilities. He estimated fewer than 100 people had registered for the exemption so far, but expected that number to grow when the bridge opens Dec. 1 and tolling begins Dec. 8. TransLink responded with a statement confirming there are no toll exemptions for people with disabilities on the Golden Ears, but “a review is underway” of TransLink’s pricing and funding strategy. “This is to ensure that these methods are equitable, while we manage taxpayers’ assets wisely.” TransLink does offer concession fares to people with disabilities on SkyTrain and buses, in addition to free passes for some employees and their families. However, employees are not exempt from the bridge tolls. For the Laws, the Golden Ears toll is an extra burden on top of their day-to-day struggles. “Life is hard enough without having to pay extra to get to the doctor,” Cory said.

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Albion industrial park cries for rejuvenation

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“I was one of those guys down here,” Daykin said, trying to eke out a living, trying to feed his family, making an “old pole barn into a silk purse.” With a plethora of auto wreckers with piled up cars and many heavy industrial shops in the neighbourhood, one of the issues the Rollo report pointed out was the need for cleanup in the area. Something will happen to the Albion industrial area, Daykin said, maybe in a year, maybe in 10. But, despite the potential he sees in the area, Daykin is also worried about redevelopment squeezing out the smaller businesses, many of which have operated in the area since the 1970s. If the area I was one of those is redeveloped guys down here” in a significant way, “where trying to eke out do the drum a living, trying to recyclers and feed his family, sandblasters go,” he quermaking an “old ied. pole barn into a One of the silk purse.” factors that came into play Mayor Ernie Daykin when Daykin decided to shut down his business in the Albion industrial area was the elimination of the left-hand turn lane at River Road and Lougheed Highway. Currently, anyone leaving the area has to drive east to 240th Street to exit onto the Lougheed Highway, adding a few kilometres onto the drive. About 10 years ago, the federal government earmarked money to build a full intersection at the east end of Kanaka Creek Regional Park that would have crossed the tracks. However, CP Rail quashed the plan because they said, with longer trains coming, there wasn’t enough clearance between the 240th Street crossing and where the intersection was planned. Access into the area continues to be a problem, Daykin said, backed up by the findings in the Rollo report. The current conversation at the council table is about building a second access point at 105th Avenue and Lougheed Highway, which would cross over the tracks to meet up with McKay Avenue to the south.

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Over the next 30 years, District-wide demand for new retail space will be 1.3 million square feet (121,000 square metres), translating into a need between 73 and 114 acres of land, according to the Rollo report. There will be between 4,300 and 6,300 new employees in Maple Ridge requiring office space in the next 30 years, which means 30 to 50 acres of land will be needed for this purpose. About 25 per cent of the office jobs would be in the industrial and business parks, and the rest in the downtown area, on the Dewdney-Lougheed corridor in west Maple Ridge, and in small office clusters in north Maple Ridge. The report also finds that between 170 and 230 acres of new industrial land will be needed by 2040. “Additional lands with full servicing and proximity to transportation routes is required to remain competitive with other municipalities,” the report stated. Statistics from 2006 show that 12,715 Maple Ridge residents worked in the community. Metro Vancouver has projected that number will be 48,000 in 2041, while G.P. Rollo estimates the number will be more like 42,500. Thirty-five per cent of Maple Ridge residents were employed in the District in 2006. This compares to only 17 per cent in Pitt Meadows, and 22 per cent in Coquitlam. The report was scheduled to be dealt with by Maple Ridge council at Monday’s workshop meeting, with a plan to send it to the economic advisory committee next. Strategic options endorsed by council would then come to an open house for public input.

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A Story About Cheryl by Amelia

The Monster in the Mirror by Michelle

Addiction, poverty and abuse can happen to anyone. Your neighbour could lose his or her job or a family member could pass away. We all walk a thin line between being a have and have-not. And the fallout from this could be abuse, addiction or worse.

I am writing this for any woman out there who behind her beautiful smile and outward appearances, battles the monster in the mirror everyday. The woman who says the kind helpful words out loud then struggles with doubts, fears and downright abuse in her own head. Yes you, hello. My name is Michelle.

Cheryl and her brothers didn’t fit in to the mould of where we commonly think addiction begins. She had loving parents and she came from a good home. But her mother left when she was 10. As a single father, her father had to be away for work, to support his family. This left the three children on their own, taking care of themselves at a young age. By their mid-teens, the three kids had all fallen in to addiction together.

A few years back my body changed seemingly overnight from that of an active runner to, as one neuro-surgeon would later put it, “the spine of a seventy year old with severe problems.” I was thirty six. The daily chronic nerve pain changed me and made me face a deeper emotional pain. I knew i needed to change the monster in my head and learn a new way.

Cheryl’s addiction progressed and continued on in to her 20s. She had two beautiful baby girls, but her addictions continued. She hid her vices, she lied to her girls and the people around her and she lied to herself. Eventually, she couldn’t lie and hide any more. She sought treatment and started to get better. Shortly after she began her treatment, Cheryl’s father passed away. One of the last things he said to her was that he was proud of her for wanting to change, and that he was proud of her for getting better for the sake of her two daughters. Cheryl could have easily regressed with her father’s passing, but instead, she uses her father’s words – that pride – to this day, to continue to stay clean and to be the best possible person she can be for her two girls and her two grandchildren.

With the guidance of councilors I have been able to develop a healthy self love that had been sorely missing within. I was able to recognize that I had accepted mean and abusive behaviour as love, and as I learned to accept better for/from myself I found peace and healing. I am blessed to be a visual representation of how emotional healing does affect the physical body. I am thankful for the internal strength to seek a deeper help, to Cythera house, my personal and group counselors, and to Maple Ridge for supporting this invaluable service for abused and compromised women in our own community. It is hard to change your situation unless someone can show you a positive alternative. As I move forward into a beautiful daily peace, I am also thankful to Open Door Church for their support and patience. Most women who use the services of Cythera House can not speak of it for they are often still facing their abusers, or they are embarrassed. I am not, the mirror is full of love and I am grateful for this freedom. That is why I had to take this opportunity to send a shout out to a beautiful community service that works quietly in the background. I hope any woman reading this who battles herself or any other abuser will be inspired to get help. You are worth it, you should love yourself everyday and I love you.

The Language of the Heart by Andrezj I just left my dentist. It was raining, a light drizzle; but I opened the window anyway. My miniature dash-hound wanted air. Before backing out of my parking spot, I waited for an elderly lady to come up past me, to the sidewalk in front. As she passed by my window, looking down, hiding her face, I felt prompted to speak to her. “What is wrong?” I heard myself ask. I did not know why I was eliciting a response from a complete stranger whose body language was not open to conversing. “What’s wrong?” I heard myself say again, with no response from the hunched over thin lady who deserved her privacy. The third time, “What’s wrong?” imploring with my heart. I did not know why I was asking or being so insistent that this lady communicate something to me. She stopped. She turned around. Lifted a tearful face and spoke. Polish. I recognized the language. The language of my father. I only know about three words and cannot form or understand a simple sentence. Great! There is something wrong, and I cannot communicate in English or Polish. I called her back to my window. I beckoned her. She comes closer. She speaks again. Not a single word sounds remotely familiar but I continue to listen with an open heart. Was it the rhythm, I do not know, but suddenly as I implored God to help me figure this out, I understood everything she was saying as if the English translation was in the sounds that she uttered in Polish. “I have not eaten for four days” she said. “My son, who takes care of me, is in Calgary for an eye operation. The Operation was delayed and so he is still there.” I gave her five dollars to buy some food. She thanked me but I stopped her. “No,” I said; “Thank God!” Pointing up through the rain to the heavens. She immediately understood and did so walking away. “Check Ky`” I called her back. It occurred to me that she needed more help. I handed her a twenty after asking her when her son would return. “Friday,” she said in Polish. I could tell that she really couldn’t understand English at all. “And here is an envelope with my name address and I added my cell number. If you need more help.” She thanked me again. I felt better too, and as we parted, my thoughts come back to where I was now. Almost out of gas, I had given her the five, keeping the twenty for gas. Now I had given her the twenty and felt that I couldn’t complicate things by asking for the five back for gas. I dropped in at a good friends place to say hi. I might just have enough gas to make it home. His place is sort of a social hub. “Hey,” he says, a friend of yours just stopped by and left $200.00 dollars that he said he owed you,” handing me the money. I did not question what he was talking about. I don’t know to this day who the friend was but I know what motivates us. Co-sponsored by the Times Newspaper

Today, Cheryl is a front-line worker for The Salvation Army Caring Place. She is also the advocate for the Sonia’s Cradle program that was started by Sonia Nickle, a front-line worker at The Salvation Army. Working with our Community, Sonia identified a need for support for single parents with babies and toddlers. Sonia passed away in December of 2010. Deeply affected by Sonia’s passion and her passing, Cheryl (and a number of other staff members at The Caring Place) continued on with Sonia’s work to this day. Cheryl reminds herself every day of that pride her father felt for her changing her life and turning it around. That pride is reflected in the Cheryl’s passion.

Choices by Al The purpose of this letter is to tell my story, demonstrate that you can recover from homelessness and addiction challenges, and express my appreciation for the services that helped make my recovery possible. My story begins back in August of 2004, with the sudden and brutal death of my 23 year old son. My grief over his murder and the fact that there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest the offender was too much to bear and my life fell apart. For 4 years I chose to allow the guilt of not avenging my son’s murder be my excuse for neglecting my family, living on the street and fostering a drug addiction. I couch surfed and camped in the bush until I found my way to Surrey, where I spent a year and a half living in a homeless shelter on the notorious Whalley Strip. Then, in December of 2007 the RCMP finally and painstakingly gathered enough evidence to arrest the perpetrator of the crime. The enormous weight this took off my shoulders allowed me to make the decision to stop using drugs and get my life back, and for 8 months I tried to quit using on my own. It wasn’t until I met a pastor working at the Salvation Army in Chilliwack who told me about a Program offered at the Caring Place that I was able to make quitting drugs a reality. The decision to move here wasn’t difficult because my daughter and father were both residents of Maple Ridge and being back in their lives was also big on my list of goals. So, for almost 3 years I was a resident of the Salvation Army’s Caring Place and a full time participant in the Genesis Program while I accessed all of services offered to me. Today I rent a basement suit from my daughter, and my 4 grandchildren and I are getting to know each other. I have graduated with a diploma from Douglas College and hold a casual position as a Clinical Support Worker with the Fraser Health Authority. I also work at the new Alouette Heights Housing project in Maple Ridge as a Tenant Support Worker; this allows me the opportunity to support peers that may struggle with some of the addiction or homeless issues that I have overcome and I am once again, a contributing member of the community. In closing, I would like to express my appreciation for all the services provided by the town of Maple Ridge, including Alouette Addiction Services where I spent many hours learning about myself and my addiction. Without the support and structure the Genesis Program re-introduced into my life, my father wouldn’t have gotten back the son he worried about for so long.

Anyone Can Cook by Zachary/Rachelle Zachary is a 13-year-old boy with downs syndrome who loves to cook and be as much of a help as he can. His expressed love for cooking began shortly after watching the movie Ratatouille. Since then, he has always enjoyed being in the kitchen and making foodstuffs for himself and others around him. In addition to cooking and being a master chef, Zachary has always had a fixation with chores and being a big help around the house. Zachary independently makes his own lunch for school, and this started when he began high school. His meal of choice is a plain, buttered bun or a can of tomato soup. At school, he works with a Special Education Assistant (S.E.A.), one-onone, making a various amount of food. Zachary really enjoys making these food items and then sharing them with his classmates and one of his grade school teachers; he is very generous and caring. With the S.E.A., Zachary makes a lot of different foods like Sloppy Joes, Macaroni and Cheese, Fruit Kabobs, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and French Toast. His favourite of these to make is Chocolate Chip Cookies. Zachary is able to recall and identify all the ingredients needed to make his scrumptious treats. Zachary also bakes at home with his mom. They make, of course, Chocolate Chip Cookies and other things like cakes and Banana Bread. Every other week, on a Friday, Zachary is at the food bank with his S.E.A. putting together necessity kits for less fortunate people. They put together these kits for infants, young children, teenagers and adults making sure each kit provides the necessary items for each age group. At home, Zachary is a big help and always helps out with chores. He likes to sweep and empty out the dishwasher. Sometimes he tries to use doing chores as a way to stay up later and resist going to bed. He always makes chores fun and makes it all a big game. He is an inspiration to have around the house with his loving and giving character.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Provincial politics

Bocking given NDP nod to run

Maple Ridge-Mission riding will have a rematch at the polls in spring 2013. by Maria Rantanen

There will be a rematch in the Maple Ridge-Mission riding in May’s provincial election after Mike Bocking was chosen as the NDP candidate to run against BC Liberal incumbent Marc Dalton. Dalton beat Bocking in the May 2009 election by just 68 votes. “It’ll be a rematch,” Bocking said, adding that “we’re just going to campaign really hard.” This time around, Bocking said he has more time for campaigning. The last time around, he was nominated as the candidate just six weeks

before the provincial election. This doing work for large corporations, time he has almost six months. forgetting about the middle and “We’re happy about having more working classes. time to plan,” Bocking said “We want to rebalance on Monday, the day after things so working families the nomination meeting. have a better deal,” he Bocking said his party said. will be clear on what they This doesn’t mean class plan to do. warfare, Bocking added, “We want to run a govand business is importernment where people ant as well, but “they’re understand ahead of time not the only people in the where we’re going,” he province.” said, referring to the BC Bocking is a forLiberals track record on the mer reporter with the Mike Bocking harmonized sales tax issue Vancouver Sun, but has whereby voters weren’t been the union president NDP provincial candidate told before the last election for the newspaper workthat it was being considers with Communications, ered. Energy, and Paperworkers loc. 2000 Bocking said an NDP government since 1988. would also want to bring more balIn addition to running in the provance to the province, as opposed incial election in 2009, he ran and to the BC Liberals who he said are lost three times against Randy Kamp,


Parent challenges board about dyslexia issue by Maria Rantanen

A parent is imploring the school district to test children for dyslexia, saying the system is failing B.C. students. Natasha Etherington, a Pitt Meadows parent, wrote to the board of education in light of a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that the

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North Vancouver school district has to compensate a family whose son was put into a private school because he had dyslexia. Etherington is asking the local school district to test all children for dyslexia every year, and provide yearly mandatory training and updates for teachers and support staff. She points out that in

Alberta all children are tested for dyslexia in Grade 3. “We are failing children in British Columbia,” she said in her letter. School board chair Mike Murray said there will most likely be a discussion on the topic at the next board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m.

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Let the spirit fill the season It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The community is rolling out the welcome mat for Santa Claus this weekend, and in the immortal words of late entertainment guru Ed Sullivan, “It’s going to be a really big show. Really big.” Storefronts and interiors have been festively adorned with the trappings of the season – along with some great local deals on gifts for friends and loved ones, so there’s no real need to go outof-country for your shopping needs. Shopping for Christmas gifts locally helps local businesses that depend for much of their annual revenue on this season… so it’s kind of like giving twice. And by assuring a healthy local economy, the whole community benefits [Black day when money leaves, Nov. 22 Opinion, TIMES]. But there’s more fun than shopping in store for the lead-up to the most joyous holiday of the year. Don’t miss the Maple Ridge Christmas Festival and Santa Parade on Saturday. Organizers assure that this year’s spectacle will enthrall the kiddies expectantly waiting for Santa to arrive. The festival starts at 4 p.m. in Memorial Peace Park, and the parade kicks off at 6 p.m. (See page B12-13 for details.) Join the bright lights and pageantry at Osprey Village’s neighbourhood party on Sunday, Dec. 2. (See page B8.) The following Friday you’ll all want to scoot over to Pitt Meadows Spirit Square for the tree-lighting celebration at 6:30 p.m. (See page B14-15.) Don’t forget the reason for the season, and the spirit of giving that it fosters – not just for friends and family, but for everyone, including those who have less than the rest. (See our Spirit of Christmas section, pages B1-16.) The Spirit of Christmas is indeed settling all around us. Enjoy! – B.G.

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Giving giving gives meaning As I stepped into the shower It got me thinking past water. this morning and turned on I’m not rich – and yet, I’m the water, a sudden feeling of among the fabled One Per Cent… warmth flooded over me. and probably, so are you. On a It wasn’t the water. Not exactly. global scale, average Canadian It was that the water was there. wage earners are among the I had one of those sudden realworld’s richest one per cent. izations of something that should Donna and I realized years ago have been obvious. It occurred to that most of our friends and famme how privileged I was to have ily are global One-Percenters. Of some of the things that I take for course, we weren’t called that by Bob Groeneveld granted. Like water, for instance. before the Occupy Movement. Few people here need seriously We were just “better off” than worry about preserving every last drop. Nobody most people in the world… and better off than I know has to walk several miles to fetch a some of our neighbours. couple of buckets of water that will sustain them Instead of buying socks and ties and shiny for perhaps a week. Not a single woman I know baubles for those close to us, we began buying – it’s not a man’s job – has to trudge the miles goats and chickens and access to water… for back home carrying a few gallons of water (each people in parts of the world where such things gallon weighs 10 pounds, not counting the conare synonymous with dignity and life and hope. tainer) to be able to provide their family with a Organizations like World Vision and Ten few drops… of questionable quality, to boot. Thousand Villages and others have catalogues Fresh, clean water literally falls from the sky full of such wonderful gifts. for those of us lucky enough – despite our gall to There is a need close to home, too. Consider constantly complain about it – to live in our verhelping out the Christmas Hamper Society dant heaven. Most of the year, anyway. on behalf of one of your friends, or help the Actually, water does become a semi-precious Friends In Need Food Bank. There’s Christmas commodity in our household most summers Haven’s Christmas Eve dinners. And a few lately, as water tables have dropped and our well bucks are always welcome in the Salvation Army has been hard-pressed to meet our greedy needs. Christmas Kettles – you don’t need to give much, It’s that that got me thinking about my privilif you don’t have it. eged status. I knew that, with all the rain of the For out-of-town friends, give to a Christmas past few weeks, my well was certainly back in hamper bureau or food bank near them. the safe zone, and I could leave the tap running Let your friends know you gave their gift to just as long as I darned well pleased. someone who needed it more… needed it badly. Even in the hottest summer – with my water I’ll admit we started on this track with a bit of situation at its most desperate – the worst that trepidation about how people would react. But happened was the pump bottomed out. It sucked our gifts of gifts to those who needed them more air, stopped delivering water. It burned out, and were relished. It turns out practically everyone had to be replaced. I was out of water for a day, likes doing something nice for someone else. and out of pocket a few hundred bucks for a And here’s a simple one that’ll cost you nothnew pump. Annoying. But not critical. ing: visit, Not deadly. Not like in some parts of the watch the video… and Envision will add a buck world, where a dry well or a burned-out pump to the Angel Tree program. (if they have the luxury of owning one) could The program is described in the video – it’s not put the lives of an entire village in jeopardy. an advertisement, just another way to help.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



CEED backs call for reversal Dear Editor,

The CEED Centre is endorsing a Maple Ridge council report that called on the federal government to reverse Bill C38 amendments that weaken fish habitat protection. Our annual general meeting voted to back council. The stewardship groups in Maple Ridge and the local government itself are showing real leadership in protecting our watershed. We would like to send a strong message that we stand behind our watershed as a united community. Council struck an ad hoc task force to assess the changes to the Fisheries Act and adopted its recommendations. After consulting with Pitt MeadowsMaple Ridge-Mission MP Randy Kamp, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the task force came back with six recommendations, including a request to “retain the existing protection language for fish habitat and fisheries rather than changing the

Fisheries Act to limit protection to only certain fisheries.” The task force also asked for clarification of the rationale for the changes and any scientific information on which the decision was based. Maple Ridge is loaded with rivers and watercourses that contribute greatly to its social, cultural and economic wellbeing. They are being protected at the grassroots level primarily by the Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) and the Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society (KEEPS). The District has mapped environmentally sensitive areas and created management strategies to protect them, including standard stream setbacks for development that are higher than the provincial standards.

Christian Cowley, CEED Centre Society

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Pessimism perhaps poorly placed Dear Editor,

Could it be that Tim Tyler is overly pessimistic regarding the (lack of) attendance at this year’s Remembrance Day service [Monday more than just a stat, Nov. 15 Yours Truly, TIMES]? As he himself mentions, Remembrance Day fell on Sunday this year, and it is my considered opinion that a good portion of the regular attendants are practising Christians who, like ourselves, attended their morning church service and thus were unable

to go to the cenotaph. The occasion was definitely recognized in our service, and we did observe a period of silence in commemoration, as I would think happened in all or most other churches, as well. So Tim should despair, and hold his criticism at least until next year. Perhaps he will discover, too, that his sarcasm was unfounded. I can’t agree that the very young might be excused, except that it is the parents’ responsibility


Death notice not appreciated Dear Editor,

A young man’s father passed away. His family deserves compassion and respect during their time of grieving. Your “news” article on his passing [McNally dead at 68, Nov. 22, TIMES] is a slap in the face to the family mourning their loved one. Shame on you.

Birgit Chow, Maple Ridge

to bring their children. On the paramilitary side, I am surprised at his negative experiences at the border. We are in Abbotsford usually every two weeks and cross the border frequently, and I am happy to say that we never have any problem. Could it possibly be his beard? Regarding Christmas, I absolutely can’t share his negative attitude. On the contrary I look forward to it with great expectation. Not for the presents, the frantic spending, or the partying; not even so much for the reason that we celebrate Christ’s birth, but much more that, from that moment on, we look forward to the reason why He came, namely to redeem us from our sin, which we will be remembering at Easter time. Something to explore? It might be a life-changer.

Walter Verwoerd, Maple Ridge

Gordy Robson

Columnist’s voice welcomed back Dear Editor,

It’s great to see Gordy Robson joining The TIMES as a columnist. With his voice, maybe some in Maple Ridge can be heard again. It has been very frustrating over the past few years with a mayor who has abandoned east Maple Ridge and our unique concerns. His opening column [Homelessness first up on columnist’s hit list, Nov. 20 Just Saying, TIMES] was wonderful. Perhaps he may think about reporting, for us left voiceless in east Maple Ridge, on an epidemic of mail box break-ins that has not been addressed. I believe the mail boxes in my area have been broken into monthly for what has now gone on for several years. Also, we have some concern over lack of policing, constant dumping of goods such as garden waste, beds, sofas (today another mattress set), the list goes on. I am sure he has a lot to write about,

much more important than my local concerns, but I appreciate seeing him at work, as always, for Maple Ridge.

Doug Grange, Maple Ridge

Mess needs plan for fixing Dear Editor,

Congratulations to Mr. Gordon Robson on his column dealing with the unfortunate people in our society [Homelessness first up on columnist’s hit list, Nov. 20 Just Saying, TIMES]. He has the right idea that more needs to be done than just recycling shelters and food. A solid plan is needed so individuals get the help they need. Treatment centres could be mandatory for repeat offenders. Mr. Robson should go for it: fix this mess once and for all.

Helga S. Uria, Maple Ridge

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The Executive and members of Branch 88, Royal Canadian Legion, wish to thank the citizens of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for their generous support of our 2012 Poppy Campaign. Total donations were over $62,000.00 - a record amount that will go directly to helping our Veterans and their families. The list of those who should receive special thanks is endless and includes all members of the Branch who volunteered to participate in the Poppy Campaign, our three Cadet Corps, all of the schools throughout School District 42, St John Ambulance cadets, scouts and the local businesses who allowed us to put poppy trays in their stores and offices. We also fully appreciate the very large attendances at both the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Cenotaphs on November 11th. Your strong and continuous support of our Veterans and their goals is amazing. Thank you so very much. Gail Springer Poppy Chair.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Premier needs to make a real commitment to treat addicts


f Premier Christy really is dedicated to cialize in the supply and administration of the families of British Columbia, she is methadone. Let’s leave that discussion for another day. certainly missing a huge opportunity Maple Ridge’s advocate workers have to help the families that are dealing been successful in the past in finding with addiction in their family. facilities for some of our folks to get into If you work for BC Hydro or are an effective treatment programs. Some have RCMP officer and have an addiction had to actually go more than once and problem, funds ranging from $10,000 some have even been committed to more to $15,000 are available to provide resithan a year to the Baldy Hughes facility in dential rehab at high-end private clinics, Prince George. a number of which operate in British Facilities such as Vision Quest, Hope Columbia: Edgewood in Nanaimo is one for Freedom Society, and Hannah House of the prime examples. need $10,000 per year to support a bed However, if you are addicted and on the streets, no agency in B.C. will provide which on average would pull three or four people off the streets and any funds to get similar perhaps even a couple of 90-day treatment. them forever, but Christy We do have an incredwon’t fund them. ible network of underThe cost is less than ground, mostly faith-based the civil cost of not giving rehab facilities that do them a bed, and the proof an astounding job. But it is the four-to-six-week is actually illegal for our lineup for detox. health districts to even Ministers Rich Coleman refer clients to those faciliand Lorne Mayencourt ties, and the waiting list to show compassion and get in is in the hundreds, understanding about dealmaybe even the thousands. by Gordy Robson ing with the problem. Women and children They have been trying have the fewest opportun“Your battle cry should – through the tools availities. be ‘If you or someone able to them – to advance The despair that comes the cause, with no apparfrom addiction and mental in your family needs ent leadership from the illness on our streets is treatment, raise your premier’s office. devastating. hand’.” Her advisers’ answers Report after report range from: “It doesn’t proves that individuals show up on polling, therefore, it is not who behave as our street population does an issue,” to, “It costs too much because cost society millions of dollars per year. there are too many of them,” and, “There Their lifestyle creates situations that are not enough people who really want to plug our hospitals, our ambulance servigo.” ces, and our mental health facilities, yet Obviously, these can’t all be right. we are not willing to contribute any monSo Premier Christy, if you really care ies toward getting these people the help about families, approve a couple of dozen they need. of the best facilities in B.C. and immediAny of our frontline health care workers, psych nurses, and first responders will ately authorize them to expand, and fund them $10,000 per year per bed for “every tell you the system is dysfunctional: “We person who wants to go.” stabilize from psychosis and send them Your battle cry should be, “If you or out on their merry way.” someone in your family needs treatment, If any organization dares to believe in raise your hand.” sobriety as an answer, as opposed to the And Premier Christy, you are blessed government’s officially adopted harm to already have a group of hardworking reduction model, they are shunned from MLAs, led by Randy Hawes, who could the system. Our current system with harm reduction have a program in place in days. There is an addiction and abuse crisis in apparently has helped create more than 15,000 methadone addicts in the province, B.C. that is growing. To date, the government and health many of whom report getting hooked authorities are in denial of this fact. while incarcerated in our prison system. If there was a place to go, I wonder how Without getting into a lengthy debate long the line would be? about the irresponsibility of the harmreduction method, getting sober from – Gordy Robson is a former Maple RIdge mayor and a local methadone is one of the most difficult businessman who was raised in this community. His opinion addictions to break. column appears Tuesdays in the print and/or online versions It is not surprising that a certain group of The TIMES. Questions and reactions can be emailed to Gordy Robson c/o of doctors and pharmacists seem to spe-

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C y Notice of Intent to Consider Adoption of Intermunicipal Business Licence Bylaw No. 2583, 2012 In accordance with Section 59 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Pitt Meadows intends to consider adoption of Intermunicipal Business Licence Bylaw No. 2583, 2012 at the December 4, 2012 Regular Council meeting which will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Pitt Meadows City Hall at 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC. The bylaw will allow participating municipalities to permit trades businesses to operate across municipal jurisdictions within the Fraser Valley region while minimizing the need to obtain a separate Municipal Business Licence in each jurisdiction. At the December 4, 2012 Regular Council meeting an opportunity will be provided for persons who consider they are affected by the proposed bylaw to make representations to Council and/or present written submissions. All enquiries regarding the proposed bylaw may be directed to the Director of Corporate and Business Services at 604-465-9491.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Early childhood education


Interacting with baby imperative Starting Early by Kathy Booth


was visiting the library a while back, weaving in and out of the stacks, searching for a good read, when I happened on the movie section. A young couple with a newish baby was checking out the movies, obviously trying to decide what to borrow. I’m a sucker for babies so I paused as I walked by. It crossed my mind that this family could be the poster family for attachment parenting. The way they interacted with each other and the baby was just what the researchers ordered. They took turns holding the baby and they connected with her in such a natural and attentive manner. The mom swayed gently side to side holding the baby closely as her partner searched through the stack. I’m sure it was an intuitive movement and that she was probably unaware she was even doing it. When the baby whimpered, the mom looked down, smiled, and talked to her softly, her finger held in the little hand. At one point, the young dad murmured to the baby and lightly stroked her cheek. The baby, though very young, was relaxed and focused on her parents. The picture this young couple presented stayed with me. They were doing exactly what their baby needed – they were developing a

way street. The baby picks up on meaningful and secure emotional connection with her that would pro- the parent’s emotional cues through the tone of voice, gestures, emovide her with the foundation to be tions, and responds in age appropria happy and socially well-adjusted ate ways such as crying, cooing, child and adult. copying facial expressions, and Attachment is the wordless emosmiling. tional relationship between a baby The parent takes care of the and her mom or dad that draws the baby’s need for food, warmth, love, two together and ensures the baby and responds to cues such as the feels safe and calm. different types of cries and sounds. This, in turn, allows the baby’s And, contrary to an old-school nervous system to develop to the parenting notion, babies cannot be optimal degree. The attachment bond is an import- “spoiled.” Responding to their needs helps ant factor in the way a baby’s brain them to learn trust, and they organizes itself, affecting the social, become more independent as chilemotional, intellectual and physical dren. development. It is important to remember that A secure bond – one in which the parents won’t be able to identify baby feels safe – encourages lifetheir baby’s emotional needs one long exploring, learning, self-awarehundred per cent of the time – and ness, trust, and empathy. that’s okay. So how does this secure attachPerfection is not required. ment or bonding occur? Parents and babies learn from Think back to the mom in the each other and gradually make the library. connecShe responded to her “…parents won’t be able tion. And in baby’s to identify their baby’s order to cues, take care using emotional needs one of their gentle hundred per cent of the baby, touch parents and a time – and that’s okay. need to quiet Perfection is not required. take care voice. Her reacParents and babies learn of themselves. tion was from each other…” Our immedicomate but munity unhurried. has some wonderful programs that She was calm and received support provide tips to parents of infants from her partner. and young children. Check out the The baby rewarded her by relaxRidge Meadows Early Childhood ing, stopping crying, and gazing at Development committee’s website her mother’s face. Since each baby for more information. www.ridgeis unique, they won’t all be soothed in the same way. Some babies prefer quiet, while others might be - Kathy Booth is a local writer addressing the soothed by activity and noise (such importance of early childhood development, and the as a vacuum cleaner running.) work being done in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and The attachment process is a twowith Katzie First Nation.





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Invites residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to submit original, previously unpublished poems (40 lines or less) on the theme: “Light”

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Please submit your entry by January 31, 2013 to: Maple Ridge Festival of Light Society #905 – 12148 224 St. Maple Ridge, B.C., V2X 3N8 Include a cover page with your name, address, phone, email address and $5 for each poem submitted. Indicate your age category: Junior (under age 15) Senior (16+) Prizes for poems which best portray the theme. Sponsored by: Black Bond Books, Haney Place Mall.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Meadowridge School would like to extend our warmest gratitude to all of our sponsors, volunteers, donors, committee members and student volunteers of our 2012 Gala, Growing Home. A special thank you to our evening emcee, Mr. David Riddell and our auctioneer, Mr. Hugh Burke.

Your wonderful support, contributions and generosity made the Gala a great success!

Gala Sponsors Angelo D. Venetsanos Inc. - Freedom 55 Financial BMO Bank of Montreal The Brunetta Family (Expert Electric) Ms. Amanda Casanova The Chamorro Family DMC Dubas Management & Construction Four Seasons Lawn and Garden Care Dr. & Mrs. Michael & Daphne Herberts Integrated Health Clinic (The Parmar Family)

Johnston Meier Insurance Agents The Kang Family Mr. Oh Hyon Kwon & Mrs. JiSoo Jeon Mr. Ron Le Boutillier (Advanced Wire Products) Mr. Jinsong Liu Lordco Auto Parts Ltd. (The Coates Family) Lynch Bus Lines The Mattiazzo Family Meadowridge Korean Families

Medora Dental Care (The Soufi Family) Meyers Norris Penny LLP Michael & Young Fly Shop (The Tsuyuki Family) Mike Huber Real Estate Services The Nice Family Mr. & Mrs. Stephen & Margot Olah Ramada Hotel & Samz Pub (The Sunderji Family) Ms. Christine Bickle & Dr. Michael Orser Mr. & Mrs. David & Lyn Tyler The Yoo Family

Gala Donors Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre Abbotsford Heat The ACT Maple Ridge A.G. Creative Design Alouette Animal Hospital Alpha Imaging Ltd. The Batty Family BC Lions Ms. Christine Bickle & Dr. Michael Orser Bikram Yoga The Bitte Family Ms. Fiona Blackburn Brown’s Social House – Langley Mr. Hugh Burke & Mrs. Eva Boyd Can-Am Infrastructure Cap’s Westwood Cycle Chameleon Cafe Mr. Rhys Clarke & Mrs. Julie Bournival CMH Automotive Color Me Mine Core Benefit Consulting Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Katherine Crawford Mr. Marc Dalton, MLA Mr. & Mrs. Matthew & Wendy Dockerty Dr. Bee (The Lin Family) Empire Equestrian Expert Electric (The Brunetta Family) Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Deanna Farnworth Friesens The Yearbook Company Ms. Wendy Galati (Highstreet Accommodations) Genumark The Germain Family The Glowbal Collection Restaurants Goodies by Thelma The Grewal Family Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Gouws & Kimberley Buchanan-Gouws Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Marlene Graveson

Mr. Yanchuan Guo & Ms. Yun Wei Halpern’s Harley Cross Photography Harris Road Dental (Dr. Steven Sangha) Herbalife Dr. & Mrs. Michael & Daphne Herberts Heritage Dental Centre (The Germain Family) The Hwang/Kim Family The Huber Family Johnson Fu Insurance Agents The Johnson Family Mr. Young Cheol Kang & Ms. Elina Ji Dr. & Mrs. Al-Karim & Eileen Karmali Ms. Wendy Ko Mr. & Mrs. Ketan & Kiran Ladva Mr. Gye Ju Lee & Mrs. Whal Ran Park Mr. Hai Qing Liu & Mrs. Lie Jing Gu Mr. & Mrs. Manuel & Virna Lau Mr. Ron Le Boutillier The Le Page/Hodgkinson Family The Lee Family Love Those Loot Bags Mr. & Mrs. Stephan & Nancy Mackenzie Maple Ridge Eye Care (Dr. Murray Hurlbert) Master’s Touch Photography The Mattiazzo Family Meadowridge Parent Guild Meadows Golf Centre (The Park Family) Mr. John McLaughlin Michael & Young Fly Shop (The Tsuyuki Family) MW Creative Design & Consultancy Mr. & Mrs. Bertrum & Katie Neibergall The Nice Family Dr. and Mrs. Guillermo & Lucy Pareja Payworks Pinnacle Pursuits The Pitzey Family

Play Abby The Pogrebinsky Family Purdy’s Chocolate Mr. Marc Prefontaine Quantum Gymnastics Centre Mr. Ivan Rados Ramada Hotel & Samz Pub (The Sunderji Family) Red Robin Refine Orthodontics (Dr. Julia Ng) Ms. Sylvie Roussel-Janssens SaundersRodgers Performance Golf Academy Semperviva Yoga The Cloete-Senner Family The Sidhu Family Skin Health Laser and Medi Spa The Smyth Family Specimen Trees Speedpro Signs Plus Mr. Scott Spurgeon Subway (240th & Dewdney Trunk Road) The Sun Family The Teimouri Family Tiffany & Co. The Times Newspaper The Turner Family Tuscany Hair Salon Mr. & Mrs. David & Lyn Tyler Dr. & Mrs. Hanif & Sophie Ukani (Dr. H. Ukani Plastic Surgery Inc Vancouver Giants Vancouver Whitecaps The Vaughan Family Velocity Cycles Miss Tamara Warner Mr. & Mrs. Rick & Susan Waugh Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence & Tracey Welsh Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Annette Woloshyn The Xu Family Ms. Xiao Hong Zhou

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What’s On Post events 10 days in advance by email to:

November 28

• Ridge Meadows College and the Community Literacy Committee are co-hosting a free workshop on preventing identity theft presented by Vancity volunteers from 7 to 9 p.m. To register for this hands-on workshop, call 604-466-6555 ext. 203, fax 604-463-5437 or email rmc@ The workshop will be held at Riverside Centre, 20575 Thorne Ave.

November 28

• The Salvation Army Caring Place will be hosting its first annual Dignity Breakfast with keynote speaker Dr. Peter Legge of Canada Wide Media Ltd. The event is at the Maple Ridge ACT from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tickets are $50 and are available by calling Amelia Norrie at 604463-8296 ext. 106 or email amelia.norrie@caringplace. ca.

November 30

• Hominum Fraser Valley, an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual, and questioning men, meets at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

December 2

• Alouette Field Naturalists are visiting Pipers Spit at Burnaby Lake. Meet at Harris Road and Dewdney Trunk Road at 9:30 a.m. Info: Ken at 604-831-9079.

December 3

• Golden Ears Gogos are hosting an African-themed dinner in the cafeteria at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary, 10445 245th St. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. for $20 per person. Contact a Gogos member or or lindaking7@ to purchase a ticket. Tickets must be prepurchased. Bring cash or a cheque for the silent auction.

December 6

• A Seniors Helping Seniors meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St.

December 6

• Cinema Politica is showing Threadbare: A Film on Canada’s War on Terror from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maple Ridge Muncipal Hall, 11995 Haney Pl. This film takes its audience back to the summer of 2003, when 24 South Asian men, all Muslims, were arrested by Canadian police and immigration under “Project Thread,” a purported anti-terror investigation.

December 8

• The I Love to Dance Christmas dance includes a cha cha lesson from Robyn Picard from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. The dance takes place at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St. Info: or Ray at 604-836-7295.

December 8

• Marv Jones Honda is hosting a fundraiser for the Friends In Need Food Bank from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction with all proceeds going to the food bank, pictures with Santa, facepainting, and

Chess club

• Ridge Meadows Chess Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. at The ACT. Info: Chris at 604-467-2426 or cbdickson@

Support group

• A support group for widowed and divorced women aged 55 and older meets the last Friday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd. They hold social activities, presentations about seniors concerns, and grief counselling. Info: Rose at 604-467-8319 or Lil at 604-463-4703.

Volunteers needed

• Cythera Thrift Store has volunteer opportunities for weekend retail cashiers. Shifts are one hour in duration. Full training and support provided. Call Shelley at 604-467-4671. Net proceeds support women and children fleeing abuse. Full list:

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Treasure hunt

The Hive’s free clothing exchange took place on Saturday at Eric Langton Elementary. Steve Kaplanchuk and Sylvia Colangelo were looking for kids’ clothing among the thousands of items that were donated. Adding to the ambiance of the event were the Kiwanis handing out free hotdogs, Tim Hortons giving out hot chocolate and Timbits, and the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s community development librarian promoting literacy.

INTERIOR TO LOWER MAINLAND TRANSMISSION PROJECT CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Construction of the new Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) transmission line is underway. Current activities are focused on: • • •


Access road improvements Vegetation and tree clearing along the right-of-way Tower foundation installation

Access to some recreational trails along the right-of-way may be restricted at times during the completion of this work. The new 247 kilometre, 500 kilovolt transmission line, will mostly parallel an existing 500 kilovolt transmission line between the Nicola Substation near Merritt and the Meridian Substation on Westwood Plateau in Coquitlam. The ILM project is planned to be in-service by January 2015. The ILM project will expand the capacity of the transmission system that brings power from generation sources in the North and Southern Interior so that BC Hydro can continue to deliver clean and reliable energy to homes and businesses in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.



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November 28

• Kanaka open mic features local singer-songwriters Candice Metz and Alexandria Shankland from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kanaka Creek Coffee, #101-24155 102nd Ave., Maple Ridge. Info: 604463-6727.

All profits go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Warm Winter Nights

• Maple Ridge health unit and volunteer resources at Ridge Meadows Hospital are asking for help to make this winter a little warmer for those less fortunate. Drop off gently used winter coats or new socks and gently used boots and shoes by Dec. 3 to the RMH Volunteer Resources office, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The items will be given out at the December public health clinic at the Caring Place.


November 27

• Ridge Meadows Autism Information and Support group welcomes Perry Bateson of Yuen’s Family Martial Arts to provide information on bully-proofing your special-needs child. The group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living. Bateson will be at the meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information or to RSVP: or 604-467-8700 ext. 119.

crafts for the kids, and food. Marv Jones Honda at 20611 Lougheed Hwy. will also be accepting donations for the food bank for the weeks leading up to Christmas before and after the event.



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On Deck

SRT midfielder Jesse Erhardsen moved the ball forward at the B.C. AA Boys Soccer Championship.

SRT limps to 12th Samuel Robertson Technical qualified for the B.C. High School AA Soccer Championships for the second time in a row. SRT finished third in the Fraser Valley Championships beating Sands 3-2 with two goals by Spencer Pallone and one by Curtis Ogilvie to secure a spot in the provincial championships. In the first game of the provincial tournament SRT beat the high-ranked Notre Dame 2-1. • More online:, click on “Sports”

Photos by Maria Rantanen/TIMES

Knights fall

The Meadow Ridge Knights were defeated by the Langley Stampeders 32-17 on Saturday. Travis McCrea (above) heard some constructive criticism for conduct during the final game from assistant coach Duane Goerzen. “This was, by far, the best season the Knights have had since playing in the Midget Vancouver Mainland Football League for the past three years,” said Mark Ogloff, president of the organization. “The competitive drive and team spirit amongst these young men was the driving force behind how well they performed this season.” •More online at

Junior B hockey

Flames rally from loss to shut out Panthers Kolbie Orum signed a letter of intent with Oregon State University.

Future brightens What a past 20 months it has been for Kolbie Orum. And the future just keeps getting brighter for the Maple Ridge Ramblers senior basketball standout. Back in March of 2011, when The TIMES first profiled the feats of the 6-foot-3 forward, she was a 10th grader playing on her school’s senior varsity team and making a huge splash by leading the entire field in scoring over four games at the B.C. girls Triple A championship tournament. • More online:, click on “Sports”

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Ridge Meadows will try to build off its 3-0 shutout of the Port Moody Panthers. by Troy Landreville

The Ridge Meadows Flames are hoping their 3-0 shutout of the Port Moody Panthers on Saturday will give them some forward momentum. The Flames needed something positive to happen after losing 5-1 to the Abbotsford Pilots the previous night in Abbotsford. The host Panthers turned out to be just ideal opponents for a team looking to rebound. Port Moody is the lowest scoring team in the Pacific Junior Hockey League with 53 markers, two fewer than the Flames. They also reside at the bot-

tom of the PJHL’s Harold Brittain Conference with a league worst 5-16-0-1 record. Even so, Flames’ head coach Jamie Fiset said his team didn’t take the Panthers lightly. “We executed a very simple game plan, and the Panthers are one of the [league’s] most improved teams over the last month, and they keep getting better and better,” Fiset said. “It was not an easy game. They [the Panthers] are a much better team than people give them credit for.” The local junior B squad improved to 7-9-2-2 with the win and is a respectable 2-2-1 in its past five contests. “We look at our last five games, and we’ve picked up points in three of them,” Fiset said. “We’ve had setbacks against Abbotsford and Richmond, but in neither of those games, I thought we played very well. We didn’t feel

we put our best effort forward. goaltender RJ Bruni, who was We’ve beaten both of those teams named the game’s first star, has already this year, so there’s no been particularly sharp recently. panic or anything like that. We Abbotsford Pilots 5, Flames 1 have a fair amount of confidence Friday at Abbotsford’s MSA in our lineup.” Arena, the conference-leading Flames 3, Port Moody Panthers 0 Pilots led 5-0 lead early in the The Flames’ Travis Oddy second period before cruising to a opened the scoring in the first four-goal victory. period, then Ridge Meadows The Flames’ Michael Nolan added an insurance marker from ruined Pilots’ goaltender Adam Alexander Smith Oakley’s shutout bid 2:56 into the third when he found the “We look at our last frame to grab a net with 40 seconds five games, and we’ve remaining the sectwo-goal lead. picked up points in With Port ond period. Moody goaltender The third period three of them.” Angus Redmond was scoreless. Jamie Fiset pulled for the Next up for the extra attacker, the Flames: the visiting Flames’ Matthew Bissett scored Aldergrove Kodiaks this Friday, into an empty net with 17 secNov. 30. Game time at Planet Ice onds to go in regulation to cap the is 7:30 p.m. night’s scoring. The Kodiaks are 10-10-0-1 and “I was happy with our attention currently hold down second place to detail,” said Fiset, noting that in the Harold Brittain.

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Mustache-wearing curlers Glenda Wonnacott, (left), Kathleen Ferguson, Linda Winterhoff, and Maureen Wilkinson, of the Wonnacott Wranglers rink, placed second at the second annual Ladies Movember Charity Bonspiel at the Golden Ears Winter Club in Maple Ridge on Sunday.

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Ladies curl for cancer

More than $6,000 was raised for the BC Cancer Society during a weekend bonspiel in Maple Ridge. by Sylver McLaren

Curlers Glenda Wonnacott, Kathleen Ferguson, Linda Winterhoff, and Maureen Wilkinson of the Wonnacott Wranglers

rink held their own winning four games, but weren’t able to out curl the firstplace team – the Tracey Hill rink – at the Golden Ears Curling Club’s second annual Ladies Movember Charity Bonspiel. “We had a really great turnout. We made more than $6,000 – double from last year,” said Shannon Touchette, one of the organizers of the cowboy-themed event. All of the funds raised will go to the BC Cancer Society to fight prostate cancer.



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$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see id5633

Condos/ Townhouses




IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see id5565

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553


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HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see id5471


Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see id5549

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512


RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see id5584


$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see id5557

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see id5576

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see id5550

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IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226


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New Westminster

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see id5571


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IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see id5543


North Vancouver

NORTH VANC. $209,000 727sf top floor, reno’d, nr Cap U, Prudential Sussex Realty Call Daniella Williamson 604-813-9799

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NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see id5320

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see id5598

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see id5547

Port Moody

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see id5578

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NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see id5580


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GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see id5593

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INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see id4642


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UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see id5616



Condos/ Townhouses


HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see id5555

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see id5574

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see id5552

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1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on y/index/id/69236

2BDRM/2BTH, $274,900 38 19797-64 Ave, LANGLEY Superb location updated upper end unit townhome w/vinylplank flr, bths, appls, paint, new roof. 2 sundecks, s/s+intrcm, garage. 604-533-6652

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420 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 $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

NICE FAMILY HOME South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $679,800 Call 778-227-6253


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Langley/ Aldergrove

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see id5533

6020-18 CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see id5561

5 ACRE blueberry farm with garage water & sewer at property line $949K 604-880-5069 see id5642

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see id5400 DUPLEX ON 5 acre blueberry farm, on city water, sewer at propty line $999K 604-880-5069 see id5643

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see id5511



New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043



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AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 id5618

EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see id5456

ONE OF A KIND HOME in Coquitlam, 3600sf, $150k in renos, Mortgage helper, $799,900. Call 604-768-8879

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see id5595

Ladner/ South Delta

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see id5599


Langley/ Aldergrove

FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951



North Delta

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see id5607

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4 7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see id5640



132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see id5568

BOLIVAR HTS beautifully updated 1600sf 3br rancher, 7830 sf view lot $399K 778-394-0228 see id5562

BOLIVAR HTS beautifully updated 1600sf 3br rancher, 7830 sf view lot SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see id5562

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see id5597

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see id5563

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551


CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: id5559

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see id5604


North Vancouver

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated Call Deanna 778-829-6993


CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see id5564

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see id5628

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see id5577

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299K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. Move in for Christmas. Open house Sat. Dec. 1, 1:30-3:30pm. #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.


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S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see id5575



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OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see id5606

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see id5631

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Lots & Acreage

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see id5611


Industrial/ Commercial

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see id5610 VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see id5509

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see id5591

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $739,000 778-688-3621 see id5615

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see id5350



Lots & Acreage

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see id5536

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see id5613

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see id4513







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COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR $735. 2 BR $830. Immed. Bldg laundry. By trans. 778-865-6696 COQ CENTRE newer 1 BR, 1 BR + den, 2 BR 2 bath, suites in rental building located in Windsor Gate Estates. Includes clubhouse, h/w, 5 appls, cats ok, N/S. From $1060. Avail Dec 1. Move-in bonus. Van 604-468-1698

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

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

office: 604- 936-1225 BBY, BRENTWOOD. Updated Spac 1 BR, top flr, $800/mo incls ht & h/w. Adult oriented bldg. Close to Brentwood skytrain, N/s, N/p, Avail now. 604-841-6984 BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, fireplace, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Extra prkg. Onsite Manager. By skytrn. Lease. $950. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-585-8500 or 604-420-1982 COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, nr amen, N/P. $740. Dec 1. 604-939-9281.

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see id5592



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Recreation Property

Mobile Homes

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612


KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567 N WEST newer 2 BR, 2 bath, 15th flr, lam flrs, granite counters, w/d, d/w, nr Douglas College/skytrain. Av now. $1475. 604-551-5360


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

Call 604-530-0030


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

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


(Pitt Meadows) 2 BR, $1030/mo, $2500 share purchase. 3 BR, $1134/mo, $3500 share purchase. By bus & schools. No subsidy. Pets ok. 604 465-1938

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LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

Mobile Homes

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

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541


Houses - Rent

3BDRM BONSON PARK $1550 Newly Renovated Lg Deck Yard Garage. Avail Jan 1 or Earlier. No Pets. (778) 987-9011 COQUITLAM 3 BR, 2.5 bath, tile/ wood flrs, carport, f/p. 624 Godwin Court. $1395 + utils. N/P. Av now. (604) 809-7796, 888-8337 POCO 6 BR hse, 2 baths, 2 kich, W/D, lrg yrd. Nr all ammens. NS/ NP. Dec 1. $1550 + garage. 604-728-2009 or 778-316-3610 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663


SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515


Suites/Partial Houses

NEW WEST 1BR+den ste, full bath, no w/d. $850inc hydro/cbl. N/s, n/p. Immed. 778-836-1196 PITT MEADOWS Large 1 bdrm bsmt suite. $650 incls utils. Ns/np. Available now. 604-767-6461


Townhouses Rent

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see id5491

Recreation Property

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

Dreaming of a New Home? CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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MRIDGE BROOKSIDE Gardens 3 BR newly reno’d, 5 appl, fenced yard, Avail Dec 1/Dec 15. ★Pets Welcome ★ 778-835-0748

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing


Suites/Partial Houses

BBY NR sfu 3 BR upper flr duplex. 2 full baths, lge deck, all appls, pkng avail, ns, np. $1200 + 60% utils. Jan 1. 604-299-7681



90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

HUGE DISCOUNTS QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES 1-800-339-5133 New and Used Homes Park spaces available Service work available


NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see id5556

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see id5537

6035 BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see id5315

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304

Out Of Town Property

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566


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.

Okanagen/ Interior

Other Areas BC LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see id5608



C L ASS I F I E D COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $950 incl utils. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Now. N/P. 778-688-2594 COQ AUSTIN HTS, 2 BR bsmt suite, bright, quiet neighbourhood, alarm, suits 2. Avail now. $750 incls utils. 604-936-5014

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Auto Finance


Collectibles & Classics


Collectibles & Classics

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times




Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314


1966 FORD Thunderbird. 390, rebuilt trans. Lots done, little needed, runs great. M.Ridge. $6600 obo 604-710-5192

1964 FORD Falcon 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, restored, $6,900. 'C plated'. Call 604-585-2397

1986 CHRYSLER New Yorker w/collector plates, 66,000 orig km, loaded, $2950 obo 604-855-0633

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799. 1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, Town & Country, all orig, turbo eng, loaded. $1350. Consider trade. 604-534-2997

1997 CHEVROLET Camaro 3.8 V6 auto. Black on black leather, T-roof, full load $4,995 IGM Auto Sales Call 604-466-4224

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

9129 1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

Collectibles & Classics

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $13,000. 604-702-1997

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

1996 CHEVROLET Z28, LT1, 6spd, 159 mkm, local car, headrs, strt pipe, 19 in wheels, #’s match, $9,500 obo 604-908-2464


Luxury Cars

2003 CHEVROLET Monte Carlo 3.8 V6 auto. Rare Jeff Gordon edition, leather, s/roof $9,995 IGM Auto Sales, 604-466 4224

2004 DODGE Neon, 2.0 SX, a/c, power windows, standard tran, 200k, exc cond. $3200 604-824-6792 or 604-855-1406

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

(Janis Joplin)

2005 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser Conv. $8,000 Stk# UT620748 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516 2007 CHARGER #UC856054 $10,500. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928


1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

$49 includes one print ad

2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2011 MUSTANG COUPE #UC143138 $18,300. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

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2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513

Scrap Car Removal

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673


2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460



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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 Chev. Silverado 2500HD 4X4Crew Duramax 183K, leather, 25K on new tires, loaded, short box, no accidents, Exc. shape $22,900. (604) 798-1158

1994 FORD F350 dually XLT, auto, a/c, ext cab exl cond, only 157,000k’s, $5895. 604-793-5520

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

1993 DODGE Dakota Sport V6, 5 spd Man Trans, well maint. mechanically, 225k’s, $2490 obo. 604-795-1802 1993 FORD Explorer Ltd. 6' lift on 35' tires, running gear danna straight front axel, fully rebuilt w/chrome molly inner and outer axel shafts, new universal & brakes, motor replaced with a newer less km V6 that runs great. All leather interior with power seats, $4800 obo. 604-220-0910 1994 CHEV diesel 1 ton, 6.5, dually, 350,000 kms, lost of extras, maint, offers. 604-997-0427

1995 SUBURBAN LT, 8 pass, 4x4, leather 188k, new tires/ brakes/front axels, recent radiator/cat conv/02 sensor, no rust. $3800 obo. 604-377-4860

2004 FORD F350, Super Duty Diesel, Lariat, f/loaded, tow pack. New tires, brakes, rotors, windshield, ball-joints, bearings. Full mechanical warranty. Mint cond 83K, $21K, 604-339-9427

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

2005 ACURA MDX, 131,800 km, auto, leather, loaded, $14,500 obo. No accidents 604 825-9729

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email:

1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371

1991 CHEVROLET Corsica Stk# UC250637 $1,980 West Coast Nissan. 1-888-466-4679 2012 MUSTANG GT #UC213035 $31,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

1995 FORD ESCORT LX 4 door wagon. Local car, 1 owner, under 100,000 kms. New clutch $2995 IGM Auto Sales Call 604 466 4224

2002 DODGE Dakota stk# UT700639 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

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

2011 CADILLAC SRX luxury AWD, 17,000 k’s, like new cond $40,900. 604-793-5520

1977 DODGE Daytona Charger, 2 door, auto, V8, 2 tone blue, 1 owner, $10,500. 604 576-0836

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2003 FORD F-150 LARIAT SUPERCREW Excellent condition with 5.4 L engine, trailer towing pkg. Leer tonneau cover. 164,000 kms. $12,500. Call: (604) 852-9002


1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

Parts & Accessories

GREY CANOPY, 3 sliders, fits Ford p/ups 1988 to 1994 models. Gd cond $375obo. 604-581-6511


2009 MUSTANG GT California Special $26,400. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

No. But, you could find one in guaranteed classified ads. No matter what you have to sell – a car, house, boat, furniture or collectible – guaranteed classified ads get the job done. Just list it and sell it for one low price.

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525


2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

9135 1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm


1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?”


2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039

2005 CHEV Blazer LS, Stk # UT108951 $7995. West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319 1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166

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

2000 NISSAN Xterra, fully loaded, 4x4, Call for details, 604-832-1635

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Sports & Imports

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Sports & Imports


Sports & Imports


Sports & Imports




2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

2009 HYUNDAI Tucson AWD, Stk# UT942941 $17,500 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

1991 TOYOTA TERCEL 1.5L 5 speed 2 door sedan. Very clean and economical $1995 IGM Auto Sales Call 604 466 4224

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´, Stk# UC100880 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

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

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

2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 164k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $8995. 604-819-3610

2010 TOYOTA Matrix, $14,995, Stk# UC213959 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $2900. 604-936-1270

2006 NISSAN Altima, Stk# UC229554. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010 2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159

2004 MAZDA B3000, Stk# UT011369. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2007 FORD E-150 Stk# UT024943 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2011 F-150 Platinum #UT098192 $46,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

2012 FORD F150 XLT Supercrew 4x4, UT061850 $31,995. West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

2000 MERCEDES E55 AMG, beautiful, exc cond, 113K, price to sell, $12,900, 778-846-2933

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111 2008 MKX #UT023155 $26,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928


2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2004 AUDI A4, auto, 4dr, grey, loaded, no accidents, 1 owner, 146Kms, $8,900. 778 278-5188

2004 CELICA GT-S #UC072420 $9500. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

Sports & Imports 2002 MAZDA 626 auto, air, Stk# UC276035. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2008 TOYOTA FJ Cruiser, Stk$ UT037429, $26,995, West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

2003 VOLVO S80 3.0 auto. White 4 door luxury sedan. Leather, below average miles $9,995 IGM Auto Sales Call 604 466 4224

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495

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2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228

2005 ACURA TL #UC803362 $12,800. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

2007 MAZDA 3 sedan,Stk# UC696112. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2008 TOYOTA Yaris, black, Stk# UC201189 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2009 COROLLA #UC053122 $12,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

2009 SMART Fortwo, low kms, Stk# UC301524 $7,980 West Coast Nissan 1-888-466-4679

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends 2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486

2004 PONTIAC Montana, auto, 7 passager, grey, no accidents, 180Kms, $3,900. 778 278-5188

2005 KIA SEDONA VAN, 7 pass,130k. Auto, power options, prkg sensors. $4250. 604-888-9727

2006 TOYOTA Sienna Stk# UT496283 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

9515 2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739


1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564 24’ RENNELL with trailer runs great, must see reasonable price $8500 obo. Ph 604-794-3920

2005 MAZDA RX-8 GT $11,995 Stk#UC146248 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2007 MAZDA3 $11,500 Stk# UC767667 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2010 LEXUS IS350C, Stk# UC503513 $44,995, West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961 2005 TOYOTA Corolla, Stk# UC908640. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

(The Beatles)

Need to buy or sell a boat? !"/% ") ., 0"+) ") "/ .(, #(-,-/)$$% '1-++"&$% -%+*

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2008 NISSAN Altima SL, $16,995 Stk# UC220138 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548


“We all live in a yellow submarine”.

2006 VW Jetta TDI. Stk UT612082 $15,995 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

2008 Honda Civic Coupe, FSBO, black. Well maint. very good cond, 1 owner, 2dr, almost new tires, only 48000 kms. Dealer serviced $12,900. 1 minor accident. (604) 603-1149 email:

2005 VW CABRIOLET automatic, immaculate, no accidents, 85500 km. $9,999 obo. 604-341-6543

2007 MAZDA3 Sport $9,900. Stk#UC619188 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2010 MAZDA 3 H/B, 5 sp/auto, a/c, 19K, immac condition, ns, bike rack, $14,900, 604-824-1286



2010 VW Tourag, 39km, touch screen nav, leather, luxury pkg, trailer hitch, moon roof, push button start, very clean, no acc, $43,000 obo, call 604-351-5631 1977 DODGE camper van. Good cond. Stove/fridge/furn. 200,000 km. $3,250 obo. 604-599-3835

2007 TOYOTA Matrix $12,000 Stk#UC650872 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122 2011 HYUNDAI Sonata, $16,995 Stk# UC094740 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2006 DODGE DURANGO, dvd player, 4x4, fully loaded, sunroof, v8, 161k, $8750. 604-888-9727

★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014


Find your car at 2008 ACCORD EX-L #UC02003A $18,800. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928


1985 CHEVY diesel 14’ cube van, strong motor, some rust good tires. $1500obo. 604-531-9766

1988 CLASS A Triple E REGENCY motorhome, lenght 32 ft, gmc 450, stored 4 yrs, updated new michelins, bathroom fixtures, freezer, fridge, laminate flrs, carpet throughout, sell due to medical cond. $15,000 must be seen. 1980 AQUA STAR ski boat 115 hp evinrude, in exc cond, fully equiped depth sound, sonar, ship to shore radios, water skis, wet line tubes for towing, new top tow bar, remote docking all on shoreline trailor, sell due to health, $15,000. Call 604-793-0124

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TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443



2003 NEWMAR Dutch Star, 3 slides, 39’, 65,000mi, full paint freight liner Chassis, 330 Cat engine. Computer desk, solid desk oak cabinets. $73,500. Ph 604-846-5046 Chwk

1994 - 11 ft Timberline Camper. Electric jacks & more. Excellent cond. $7,950. Call 604-576-6598 2004 TITANIUM model 32E 37DS, 2 slides, mint cond, 1 owner, $27,900. 604 535-8688

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 2005 BIGFOOT Camper, 9 ft 6, 2 new vents, air cond, fully equip, $18,000, 604-746-8210

1998 SLUMBER Queen, Autum Special, immaculant cond, light weight, 8ft camper, toilet, sink, stove, sleeps 4, 3way fridge, $5800 obo, Tom 604-807-0209 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

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2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546



2007 ITASCA CAMBRIA 29h Class C Motorhome, F.L. 26876km $56,900obo 604-793-5520

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2009 26’ Grey Wolf super light brand new trailer, 1 pull out, 3 pce bath, full kit, 15’ awning, used 4x. $16,000 obo. 604-532-0726


2013 PASSPORT 238ML bunk model Litewt. Sale $21,895. 604-835-4036.

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed. Craig Can’t Do That.

2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

2011 ARTICFOX 8ft 11', winter package, 1 ton short box, includes slide outs, generator, ac, remote jack, sterio, fully loaded, $27,000, obo, 604-793-3399

2012 SPRINGDALE 267BH, lge slide, bunks. Reduced $19,932. 604-835-4036.

2009 24RKS Jayflt lk new, 3 seasn, slps 6, 1 slide, slr pnl, all apps, $15,500, 604-644-8663 Chwk

2012 TIMBER Ridge 240RBS 4-season. Snowbird Sale $24,695. 604-835-4036.

2011 SPRINGDALE 299FKS, 2 slides, $22,338 w/mfg rebate. 604-835-4036.

2012 TIMBER Ridge 250FLS, 4 season, Snowbird Sale $27,888. 604-835-4036.

2013 TIMBER Ridge 280RKS 4 season, Snowbird Sale $34,995. 604-835-4036.

40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $69,000. Ph 604 795-9967 2003 30’ Citation Supreme 5th Whl, 2 slides, exc cond, rear living, loaded, many extras, new tires & batteries. Hitch incl. $32,000. 604-794-7529 (Chwk)

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2006 POLARIS Sawtooth 200 2 wd bought new in 07 1 owner. Very nice cond $1850 obo. Ph 604-850-4718





ENVIRO FRIENDLY CLEANING $20/hr, minimum 3 hrs, supplies included. Lauren 778-862-1920

HOUSE CLEANING ★ Move Ins/Outs ★ Staging ★ Organizing ★ Inside Windows ★ Blinds Gift Cards for All Locations mariescustomizedcleaning Call Marie 604-467-1118



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


Flooring/ Refinishing

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Lawn & Garden

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Pitt Meadows Lions Club, 12479 Harris. Rd.

here are many ways to donate and help low-income families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have a Merry Christmas. The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society is in the midst of registering families to receive toys and food this holiday season. And, as a way to give those folks coming to sign up just a bit extra, the hamper society has been running Rudolph’s Recycle Gift Shoppe for the past 12 years. It allows families that are getting toys and food through the hamper society for Dec. 25 to get some, gently used clothing, toys, blankets, and household items. Rudolph’s Recycle Gift Shoppe is open on Dec. 1, 8, and 15, and the hamper society is asking for donations for the popular event. Some families waited for three hours in line to get in last year, said the hamper society’s co-chair Lorraine Bates. Donations for the gift shoppe can be dropped off at the hamper

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Christmas hamper society volunteer Kristan Fehr registered a single mother with three kids on Sunday. to confuse people when soliciting. The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society doesn’t solicit door to door, nor do they do telephone solicitation, she explained. If anyone has a donation that needs to be picked up, the hamper society will advise them of the person who will come to get it and that person will carry photo identification.



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Large, decorated boxes can be found at Haney Place Mall and Valley Fair Mall where toys can be dropped off. West Coast Express’ Santa Train will be running on two Saturdays this year – Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 – and voluteeers will be at the stations. In lieu of WCE fares, they will be collecting toys and cash donations for hamper families.


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Donations can be made at the Santa Claus Parade where the hamper society will have a tent, and on Dec. 15 when the firefighters do their annual Firefighters for Families fundraiser for the hamper society and Friends In Need Food Bank. Donations of toys and cash can be also made to the Christmas hamper society at the Albion Fairgrounds on 105th Ave. just north of Lougheed Highway. Items can also be dropped off at Otter Co-op, 12343 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows. Credit card donations can be made at Donations of toys and cash can also be dropped off at The TIMES office at 22345 North Ave. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday to Friday.

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Christmas fun Crazy for craft fairs Harry Hooge Elementary held a craft fair recently. The December calendar is full of different events for this Christmas season including a craft fair and carnival at Eric Langton Elementary on Sunday.

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November 27

• The Maple Ridge Concert Band presents its winter concert entitled Traditions at 7:30 p.m. at The ACT. Tickets: 604-476-2787,, or at The ACT ticket centre.

December 1

• Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade run from 4 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Peace Park with music on the bandstand, a live nativity scene, and the Christmas craft tent, and free photos with Santa. The parade begins at 6 p.m. The Johnson Brothers provide entertainment on the bandstand from 7:30 to 8 p.m. A Christmas Market, put on by the Maple Ridge Downtown BIA, takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. in the covered area on the north side of the park.

December 1

• A comical take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be at The ACT at 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at The ACT Ticket Centre, at 604-476-2787, or

December 1

• Breakfast with Santa, put on by NorthRidge Foursquare Church, starts at 8 a.m. at Thomas Haney Secondary, 23000 116th Ave. There will be door prizes, facepainting, crafts, goodie bags, and more. Pre-register at online@ or call Leah Schofield at 604-323-4337. The cost is $5 per person.

December 1

• Haney Farmers Market’s Winter Market will be at Golden Ears United Church on Dewdney at 222nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ladies Who Bake at the Church have Christmas baking. Market gift certificates are available for those hard-to-buy for people. Cristin Bostrom and Wendy LeVan entertain.

December 2

• Eric Langton PAC, 12138 Edge St., is holding a Holiday Craft Fair and Carnival between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be crafts, photos with Santa, kids craft tables, a story time, cake walk, fish pond, and much more.

December 2

• Pitt Meadows Museum will be deck-

ing the halls and making ornaments for both the museum tree and for home from 2 to 4 p.m. with admission by donation. Info: 604-465-4322 or

December 2

• Meadow Ridge Singers presents Holiday Harmonies with special guests Sacred Bronze Hand Bell Choir at 2:30 p.m. at Burnett Fellowship Baptist Church, 20639 123rd Ave. Info: 604465-4782.

December 2

• The 10th anniversary of A Country Christmas benefit concert for Meals on Wheels is at The ACT. Produced by Rob Hess, it runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $14. There will also be a silent auction. Info: 604-467-6911, ext. 206.

December 4

• The Holy Wow Poets’ Christmas Show takes place at The ACT at 7 p.m. Bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.





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• Katie’s Place is doing Pet Photos with Santa at Bosley’s in Maple Ridge, 22745 Dewdney Trunk Rd. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The photos are by donation.

December 11 to 15

• Sleeping Beauty pantomime, a SPECCtacular Productions presentation brings humour, song, and dance to The ACT. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 15, showtimes are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets: The ACT, 604476-2787 or www.theactmapleridge. org/buy-tickets.

Christmas tree sales

• 1st Haney Scout Group will be selling Christmas trees at Westwood Cycle starting Dec. 1. There will be a locally grown trees, popcorn, and hot chocolate as well as a chance to win a BMX Rise Bike donated by Norco.

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or the fifth year running, Osprey Village is hosting a free neighbourhood party that organizers hope will entice people from the South Bonson area – and beyond. The festivities – complete with the traditional tree lighting – are being held in the retail village from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. And while it will feature many of the established event favourites – including children’s crafts, pictures with Santa, and free hot chocolate and cookies (the first 300) – it will also include some new additions and surprises, explained Anahi English of Stomping Grounds Coffee House. Topping the list, this year’s event – which is co-sponsored by the merchants and the Pitt Meadows Community Association – will feature a night-time Christmas market with eight to 10 vendors selling everything from prepared cheeseballs and jewelry to recycled wood crafts and kids clothing. Organizers are also con-

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Santa will once again stop in Sunday at Osprey Village festival, which is located at the south end of Bonson Road. somewhat limited. verting the old flower shop It’s a great way for new into Santa’s workshop – for people to discover the vilpictures – and Mr. I and lage, said English, who the Rainbow Singers will attended the last four events, provide children’s entertainbut became involved in ment and lead in singing of organizing two years ago. Christmas carols. More important, she said, Attendance at the event it’s a great way to bring the grows slightly each year, community together and English said, noting there kickoff the season. were about 350 people last Designed as a family fesyear. She delights at seeing tival, she said it’s called a so many neighbours walktree-lighting event – with ing in from Bonson Road Mayor Deb Walters throwing and along the dikes. But the power switch part way once again, she extended an through the night – but it’s invite to the entire communactually so much more. ity to attend, encouraging – “It’s really a fun event for where possible – for people everyone.” to carpool since parking is

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here is a series of efforts afoot aimed at offering hope to shelter animals in Maple Ridge during the holidays. Katie’s Place, for instance, kicked off the season with pet photos with Santa on Sunday. For those who missed this past weekend’s event, don’t despair. The next photo session is set for Sunday, Dec. 9, again back at Bosley’s, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “It’s fabulous. Bosley’s is always very supportive, and they even hand out goodie bags for all the pets that come in,” explained Evelyn Baillie, Katie’s Place vice-president and a long-time volunteer. “All pets are welcome… besides the cats and dogs, we’ve had rabbits, birds of prey, hamsters, reptiles, guinea pigs, and horses… they’re all so much fun,” Baillie said, noting that their team of volunteers sees about 150 to 170 animals over the two days. All funds raised from the pet photos with Santa are critical to the shelter’s operation, she elaborated, noting that this annual fundraiser generates about $1,500 to $2,000 a year. It is the largest single fundraiser of the year for the Jackson Road cat shelter that is currently near capacity with about 120 cats and kittens in care at the shelter or in foster homes. Katie’s Place celebrated its 11th anniversary in October and has rescued thousands of animals since opening in 2001. “Come to visit Santa Claus… with your BFF (best furry friend)” and help other needy animals in the community at the same time, Baillie said About half a dozen Katie’s Place volunteers come together to host these photo events each year, and Baillie said it’s never hard to find people to help. “We all love the animals, and we get to see how much so many other people love their animals too,” she said, noting it’s often a stark contrast to the situations and people they deal with at the shelter every day. “It just goes to show that people really do love their animals and want them to be part of their family at Christmas,” Baillie said. The Katie’s Place photo sessions are by donation, with most people offering $10 or more for two 4X6 prints that are available for pickup the next weekend. This year, they’re also introducing email options for pictures, noting “all of the money goes directly to help the animals with things like vet bills.” • More pet photos with Santa news on page B11…




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Pictures with Saint Nick, poinsettia and wreath sales, and even a pub night are ways of caring for animals in need.


hree big “P” fundraising events are on the books for the Maple Ridge SPCA this holiday season. First up is a pub night happening this Friday, Nov. 30 at The Haney Public House, said shelter manager Mark Vosper. Next up is the pet photos with Santa happening at the Trice garden centre this year on Sunday, Dec. 2. And last, but not least, there’s a poinsettia and wreath sale going on now. Recognizing there are a lot of different pet with Santa picture-taking events and other fundraisers going on in the community, Vosper said the SPCA has chosen to diversify its efforts. Between the three events, he is hopeful the local shelter can raise between $4,000 and $5,000 for the animals. The burger-and-beer event is expected to be one of the bigger holiday fundraisers, with organizers hoping to pack the pub, at 22222 Lougheed Highway, between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. “It’s a chance to get together and relax with like-minded animal lovers,” Vosper said, noting tickets are on sale at the shelter at 10235 Jackson Rd. in the days leading up. The $20 ticket entitles donors to have a burger and beer, plus participate in a series of games and draws over the course of the three-hour event.

Whether it’s dogs or cats, the local SPCA sees about 60 or so pets each year for photos with Santa. The SPCA’s popular pet photos with Santa has become a welcome tradition for the local shelter. It generates money and awareness for the local animal shelter, as well as goodwill for those who are looking for a way to help, Vosper said. This year’s pet photo with Santa event is being hosted at Trice Farm Pond & Garden Centre, at 24565 Dewdney Trunk Rd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Pet owners can book an appointment by calling the shelter ahead of time at 604-4639511, or just drop by the nursery. • More at, search “SPCA”

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The Santa Parade always draws a large number of fans who line the streets in anticipation of St. Nicholas’ arrival.

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he focus is on bringing the community together for free fun and organizers are inviting everyone to come out to celebrate the holidays together at the Maple Ridge Christmas Festival and Santa Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The parade of lights draws people of all ages out to watch Santa’s arrival amid bright, shining cars, floats, and other entries. The new parade route will start at the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and Plaza Street, run east along Dewdney to 224th Street, south on 224th to Lougheed Highway, then along Lougheed west to 223rd Street. “Last year we had close to 70 [entries] so I’d say we’ll have between 60 to 70 this year,” said festival chair Dianne Enns. continued on page B13…



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…continued from page B12 Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society will Starting at 4 p.m. in Memorial Peace Park, be collecting new unwrapped toys. there will be plenty of festive activity to keep While in the park, Christmas music will everyone busy through to the end of the come from the bandstand from “a mixed evening at 8 p.m. The parade starts promptly lineup of concert bands and choral groups,” at 6 p.m. and is the most popular part of the Enns said. event. A lineup of entertainment on the band“We had between 10,000 and 12,000 stand, starting with the St. Patrick’s School spectators last year, with over 2,000 coming choir singing the national anthem, plus though the park afterwards,” Enns said. performances by the Young People’s Opera Organizers feel it’s the time of year for Society of B.C., Lydia Querengesser, Green giving, so they focus on the free family fun Singers, and Maple Ridge Concert Band. aspects of the event. You won’t find any The evening will close out with a 7:30 sales or merchandising in the park or on the p.m. performance by the Johnson Brothers, parade route. nephews of country Hot chocolate and singer Rick Tippe. popcorn will be free Kids will also love in the park along the children’s activwith s’mores and ity tent put on by candy canes while Burnett Fellowship they last. Church where they The one condition can make a free ornais that people bring ment to take home. their own mugs for “They [Burnett the beverages to preFellowship] are one TIMES files vent waste and litter of our biggest sponDianne Enns, chair of the festival, gives credit to in the park. sors,” Enns said. volunteers for making the event happen. “The kids loved “Without them we’d the s’mores last have a hard time year, they are pre-done and they were gone putting this [parade and festival] on.” quick,” Enns said. Don’t forget Santa. He and Mrs. Claus The Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears will be will be available for pictures, and according offering hotdogs and fries by donation and to Enns – thanks to sponsors – those who the Salvation Army will also have refreshspend some time with the Claus clan will ments by donation at their booth. receive a free postcard-sized photo. “The Kiwanis is just a tremendous help,” The parade has been running on and off noted Enns. “They provide all the food for for several decades, including the past nine. the volunteers.” Enns noted that monetary donations are The food bank will be in the park as well always welcome as the event is primarily as on the parade route to collect non-perishsupported through fundraising activities and able food items, while the Maple Ridge and is put on by a non-profit organization.

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new tree was planted in Pitt Meadows in late September, which would have hardly seemed Christmas-like at the time. However, the Sequoia – a coastal redwood tree – will be the new centrepiece for A Pitt Meadows Christmas. “We have a new City Christmas tree,” said

Michael Hayes, chair of the Pitt Meadows Foundation and co-chair of A Pitt Meadows Christmas. “It’s a beautiful Sequoia.” He is proud of the new tree, and rightly so. When the event is held on Dec. 7, the tree lighting will continue to be a focal point. “The official city treelighting will be at 6:30 [p.m.],” Hayes noted. “About the same time Santa arrives in the horse drawn sleigh.” The man in red and the tree may command a lot of attention, but there are plenty of other things to see and do, including the traditional snow sculpture. continued on page B15…

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…continued from page B14 “It’s hard to get snow at that time of year,” Hayes said. “An artist from Langley, who’s actually a sand sculpture artist, does this [snow sculpture] in the winter time. He says his inspiration doesn’t come until 48 hours before the event, so we never know what we’re going to get.” The placement of the new tree, fears of undesirable weather, and the growing crowds have forced Hayes and his elves to rethink the layout of the site plan. Organizers expect upwards of 2,000 people to attend, if the weather cooperates. “We’ve been fortunate with the weather for the last three years,” he said. “ReMax has come forward with two tents that we can get most everyone under.” Look for music, entertainment, crafts, firemen, and the RCMP in red serge at the event, noted Hayes. Plus, bring a camera to capture a shot of loved ones with Santa, or perhaps a photo in front of the snow sculpture. “There will be some dancers this year from Peggy Peat’s school of dance,” said Hayes in regards to entertainment. A number


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