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A proposed five-lot development will bring shops, homes to 240th Street. by Maria Rantanen

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A development of rental housing, townhouses, and shops in Albion is entering its final stages of approval. Five lots have been consolidated at the corner of 240th Street and 102nd Avenue to accommodate the development. The final reading for this project is expected to come to Maple Ridge council meeting next Tuesday, if it was forwarded from Monday’s committee meeting after The TIMES presstime. Third reading was given to the project in December 2009, and extensions were granted in both 2010 and 2011. There will be 11 retail units ranging from 660 square feet to 1,360 square feet at ground level facing both streets. Sixteen rental units will be above the retail shops, either one- or two-bedroom units. The proposed development includes upgrades to the area, for example, sidewalks, a curb and gutter, street trees, and improved street lighting. The corner retail site has been planned so that it could accommodate a cafe with an outdoor seating area.

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Pitt Meadows City staff and elected officials came to the Friends In Need Food Bank on Monday to help sort food. They were joined by TIMES staff who also helped in the sorting process. Both had collected food for the food bank.

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Friends receive help from City, TIMES Pitt Meadows sets out a challenge for food collection. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.ocm

Pitt Meadows City employees donated staff time and were joined by elected officials to sort through food donations at the Friends In Need Food Bank on Monday. And City staff were joined by TIMES publisher Spence Levan – who is no stranger to volunteering in the community – and TIMES sales manager Livia Mior to help sort through recent donations, and getting a first-hand glimpse into

the charity’s operations. The Friends In Need Food Bank gives out close to one million pounds of food per year, said Chuck Griffith, operations manager at the 227th Street facility. “Whatever we get at Christmas will last us till June,” Griffith said. This was the first time Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters had visited the food bank and she said she was amazed by the operation. “It’s very impressive to see how organized it is,” she said. “It’s impressive how many people they help.” But the mayor was concerned to learn that food runs out in July and donations dry up during the

summer holiday season, adding she’d like to highlight that food is collected at Pitt Meadows Day for the Friends In Need Food Bank. Food will also be collected at A Pitt Meadows Christmas this Friday evening at Spirit Square, and Walters hopes all Pitt Meadows residents pitch in. “If everyone brought one can, imagine how much we’d get,” Walters said. In Pitt Meadows, Friends In Need Food Bank serves 251 households, which includes 151 children. There was a last-minute friendly competition between the City of Pitt Meadows and The TIMES, to

see which organization could bring in the most food. It resulted in The TIMES being “clobbered,” Griffith said. Between the two organizations, 600 pounds was collected. After they finished sorting food, Levan shook hands with City of Pitt Meadows CAO Jake Rudolph and Walters, agreeding to the same challenge next year. “Now we have 365 days notice instead of four,” Levan said. But, he added, the real winner is the food bank recipients, not the City or The TIMES. For more information on the food bank, go to www.friendsneedfood.com.

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Red Nose numbers Ten drunk drivers were taken off the road in a local CounterAttack by Ridge Meadows RCMP on the weekend. The drivers lost their licence for three months for failing a breathalyzer test and for 24 hours for blowing 1-877-604-NOSE a warning. Those 10 drunk drivers could have called Operation Red Nose. ORN took 62 calls – 19 on Friday and 43 on Saturday. Call 1-877-604-NOSE (6673) for a ride on Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, and 31. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Christmas meal appeal The Salvation Army Caring Place will host its annual Christmas meal on Friday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. and they need help. Anyone interested in helping, either by donating turkeys, meal items, or gift cards, contact Tim Sarsfield at 604-4638296 ext. 123 or tim.sarsfield@caringplace.ca. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Officer switches roles A Ridge Meadows RCMP officer changed roles early Thursday morning, and put out a fire that was in front of Fire Hall #3. The officer was patrolling near the 203rd Street hall around 3 a.m. on Nov. 29, when he was notified of the fire. Anyone with any information is asked to contact either the police at 604-4636251, or Maple Ridge fire department at 604-463-5880. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Police find rings Missing a ring? Police have eight lady’s rings which they took off a man who could not explain why he had them. Police suspect the rings were stolen from either a jewelry store or during a break and enter. In addition, police are asking any jewelry store owners to contact them if they know anything about these rings. Contact Const. Lewis Walker at 604463-6251. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful... The bad weather prompted More a smaller turnout than usual Photos at the annual Christmas in the Park, Santa Claus Parade, and Online BIA Christmas Market, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from having a good time. And, the parade didn’t get abandoned by the bad weather either as hundreds of children lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the big guy – Santa Claus. Also, spirits weren’t dampened by the windy and cold temperatures even though fewer vendors showed up at the Christmas Market. “I think because we are under cover everyone who is in the park will come in here where it’s dry and we have music, warm apple cider, and happy vendors,” said Ineke Beokhorst, executive director for Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, who added there were only 13 vendors who participated this year. “The weather – it was raining all day. Everything was blowing. We had vendors that were at the farmers’ market earlier today and their tents were blowing away,” Beokhorst explained. “The BIA Christmas Market is a really fun event,” said long-time resident and BIA core-area patrol person Lynne Bradley. “We love it when people come and visit us and support local businesses,” Bradley added.

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Golden Ears Elementary student Brady Small, (above) seven, peeked through one of the crafts he was working on in the arts and crafts tent at Christmas in the Park on Saturday. Fourteen-monthold Cheney Langley (inset) gave Santa a high five while dad Brad Langley, mom Amy Douglas, and Mrs. Claus looked on.

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A review of potential land – use options was presented to Pitt Meadows council. by Sylver McLaren smclaren@mrtimes.com

Industrial development should be the primary focus for a site known as Alouette Estate, or Cardiff Farm, according to a new economic development review. Kate Zanon, Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation (PMEDC) CEO, told

Mayor Deb Walters and council at a council-in-committee meeting last week that preserving Alouette Estate for industrial development allows for a rare economic opportunity for Pitt Meadows. “I realize how valuable and rare that parcel is... We need to ask ‘what’s viable?’” said Walters. Alouette Estates presents the opportunity to attract high-quality regional industrial companies, the review stated. Earlier this fall, Mosaic Homes made a presentation to City

council about the future vision The review also said that an of the Harris Road industrial development property. It offered would create job opporthree options: industunities, provide space trial use only, indusfor businesses to grow, trial and residential and spread out the tax uses, and third, mixed burden on existing busiindustrial, commercial, nesses and residents. campus, and residential Councillor Tracy uses. Miyashita said that she PMEDC was asked would like to have more to review the Mosaic Mayor Deb Walters discussions in the new Homes presentation. year. City of Pitt Meadows The PMEDC review “I would like to do a pointed out that new homes workshop regarding how to be would increase the long-term creative, but still support busimaintenance burden on the City. ness,” the councillor said.

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Donations are needed at the hamper society – this time for the parents of Christmas hamper families and especially for dads. For the 11th year, the volunteers of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society will be hosting their Kids Only Gift Shoppe for the children of registered families. In 2011, more than 500 children visited the gift shop and chose presents for their parents, which were wrapped and sent home with the child. “It’s kind of magical,” said volunteer Joan Granholm of the kids shopping event. “It kind of gives you the Christmas spirit all over.” Volunteers have been collecting donations for the Kids Only Shoppe, but currently there are about 20 boxes of gifts for moms, but only three boxes of gifts for dads. Suggestions for gifts for dads include small handtools, shaving kits, hats, scarves, gloves, and lots of socks, Canucks items, coffee cups and mugs, T-shirts with logos, barbecue items, joke books and trivia books, license

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Joan Granholm and Kim Spence were looking through some of the items children can choose for their parents at the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. plate holders, and anything automotive, especially small items likes ice scrapers. Children often choose a few small items, not the large expensive ones, Granholm said. “For children, quantity is quality.” The Christmas hamper society is asking the community to dig through their closets and sheds and garages and look for

new items that just aren’t going to be used and bring them to the hamper office at the Albion Fairgrounds to be “regifted” for the Kids Only Shoppe, which Granholm calls the “quintessential regifting” place. “This is where old gifts go to die,” she said. Socks are always appreciated, and the Christmas hamper vol-

unteers get creative with them – often packing chocolates inside a cup and the cup inside a sock. “We go through a lot of socks between the men and the teen boys,” Granholm said. Kim Spence spends a lot of time volunteering with the Kids Only Shoppe, and on the day of the big shop she helps things run smoothly.

As the children go around choosing gifts, volunteers walk around helping them choose. Then in the wrapping area, wrappers package the gifts and the children can choose a card. Spence got goosebumps when she recalled a boy who desperately wanted to give his dad a disco ball that was at the Kids Only Shoppe, and, four years later, it still hangs in his dad’s truck. The Kids Only Gift Shoppe will be open Dec. 15, a week later than most years to give the opportunity, to as many families as possible. “There are so many people who register late so we don’t want anyone to miss out,” said Lorraine Bates, co-chair of the Christmas hamper society. Santa Claus is also at the fairgrounds on the Kids Only Shoppe day, and each child will receive a gift and a free photo with Santa. Donations can be dropped off at the Christmas hamper office located at the Albion fairgrounds. The hamper office is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gift bags in all sizes, tissue paper, and gift tags are also appreciated. For more information, call Lorraine Bates at the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper office at 604-463-6922 or email lorraine@mrpmchristmashamper.org.

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Opinion Who we are The Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows TIMES newspaper is a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership. We’re located at 22345 North Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. The TIMES has a CCAB audited circulation of 29,950.

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Action needed to stop horror The world won’t stand still on Thursday, Dec. 6. But a few people will. They’ll take a moment to remember the senseless deaths of 14 women who were murdered exactly 13 years ago at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique. It started out as an ordinary day of classes for Genevieve Bergeron, Nathalie Croteau, Anne-Marie Edward, Maryse Laganiere, Anne-Marie Lemay, Michele Richard, Annie Turcotte, Helene Colgan, Barbara Daigneault, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Leclair, Sonia Pelletier, Annie St-Arneault, and Barbara Klusznik Widajewicz… until a man with a gun walked into the room, ordered them and the other women in their class separated from the men, and opened fire on all the women. In a sense, it remained an ordinary day, despite the horrific violence perpetrated on those women that day. Because horrific violence is perpetrated against women every day… every ordinary day. The Montreal Massacre has become a focal point for those who will stand still at candlelight vigils throughout the Lower Mainland and elsewhere. The night will be filled with people holding candles and pondering their own memories of horrific violence – against themselves or against someone they love… or against someone they once knew. Violence against women continues to be a part of our social fabric. It continues to be a horrific problem, despite the dramatic events of Dec. 6, 1989, and despite all those who will stand still with their candles in recognition of the awfulness of that day. The problem continues, because too many people stand far too still all the rest of the year. Dec. 6 has become known as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. There’s been lots of remembrance… it’s high time there was some action. – B.G.

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Kids can reignite magic of season

Seeing the pre-amble of clapping, as each float passed by, Christmas unfold through the successfully re-ignited that someeyes of a two-year-old can’t help times faltering Christmas spirit. but reignite any adult’s waning Thank you, Inara. You’ve Christmas spirit. restored our child-like appreciaI say this from personal experition and love for the holidays. ence. After bundling up our I can’t wait for next weekend, granddaughter, Inara, in mounwhen we take you to get pictures tains of clothing appropriate to with Santa. And I can’t imagine ward off all the colder temperthe magic that will come spending atures, high winds, and torrential Christmas Day with you, too. downpours that plagued Saturday Speaking of kids and Christmas, by Roxanne Hooper night, we set off to catch the I want to share a special holiday community’s Christmas parade. recipe with you that one day I, Leading up to the festivities, we talked with her too, will share with my granddaughter. about the magic of the night-time parade, telling Every year, a few weeks before Christmas, my the toddler-sized sponge (who absorbs everymother would fill the cupboards and freezer with thing we say, and too often repeats it back) that mountains of cookies, tarts, cakes, and other holiwe would be hearing lots of music, seeing fire day treats that could easily be pulled out whentrucks and other floats layered in pretty lights, ever unexpected company showed up. and watching dancers and bands marching down Admittedly, I loved her shortbread and butter through the streets. tarts, but my all-time fave was her peanut crunch. And we told her repeatedly about the piece de First mixture: resistance (she’s incredibly bright and speaks 1 cup crushed Corn Flakes three languages already, but French isn’t one of 1 cup Rice Krispies them, so she didn’t get that part) that she was 1 cup peanut butter going to see Santa Claus. Second mixture: Admittedly, all the hype ahead was likely wast1/2 cup brown sugar ed. She didn’t seem too thrilled to be going out. 1/2 cup corn syrup But the drive to the parade – meandering Place second mixture in pot on the stove, heat through the side streets en route – those sparkuntil sugar is dissolved (do not boil). Pour this on ling brown eyes of hers quickly widened as we first mixture, and mix well. slowed to admire numerous homes lit up with Press into a 8”X14” pan – place in fridge. Christmas trees and front yards adorning holiday Melt 1/4 cup butter decorations – from wood cutouts and twinkling Add 2 tbsp Birds Eye Custard powder lights, to inflatables and moving characters. 2 tbsp milk Snowmen seemed to hold the biggest appeal of 2 cups icing sugar all for the youngster, but a close second was her Beat until smooth, spread over mixture in pan amazement with all the trees that – covered with Melt 3 squares semi-sweet chocolate and 3 tbsp countless strands of colourful lights – seemed to butter, then pour on top of squares. reach to the heavens. I guess, when you’re under Place in fridge until chocolate is hard. three feet tall, those lights on the trees might Mom always doubled the recipe, since it freezes seem to go on forever. so well. But even frozen, it didn’t last long. • Check out all the great recipes and stories Her chuckles of delight during the drive were enough to leave us smiling through the night. But in today’s special Family Christmas section. the squeals of glee and her frantic waving and And watch for more recipes on Thursday.

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Moral perceptions skewed

Dear Editor,

How interesting to read a letter suggesting, “Pornography laws misused [Nov. 29 Letters, TIMES].” Apparently, the thought is that one can film an under-aged person having sex and distribute the video – but yet, that isn’t really filming or distributing kiddie porn because it was consensual. Am I incorrect in the notion that adult film-makers are not forced to film or distribute what correctly is labeled porn, the creation of which is a consensual act? Is it the setting that makes the crucial difference – sex inside is okay, but outside it’s porn? I don’t even get the thought process: “Hey, there’s a couple having sex. I’ll film it then send it to friends...” Yeah, let’s make the voyeur the victim.

What an utterly flawed attempt at reasoning. It ranks right up there with a person who wrote in earlier in the week chastizing a newspaper for describing someone who had died as being “dead at age… whatever” [Death notice not appreciated, Nov. 27 Letters, TIMES]. Granted, when my mom died and I was grieving, the last thing I needed was a reminder, but that didn’t make my mother any less dead – it certainly isn’t something I could argue or debate. (I love you mom :) Besides which, news media aren’t supposed to be all warm touchy-feely – they are supposed to be neutral and unbiased; it’s a double-edged sword. Is it my perception that requires fine tuning? I don’t think so.

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Meetings revive traditions Dear Editor,

One of the glories of Western Civilization was the tradition of the public meetings in the Agora of Athens, where people like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and many others met to exchange ideas with any persons, including slaves. An echo of that tradition exists in the regular open meetings held at our local CEED centre. The attendees range through PhDs, retired teachers, students, housewives, the homeless, candidates for municipal, provincial, and federal office, rightists and leftists… all are welcome. Topics discussed have ranged from The Tea Party Manifesto to home remedies. The accepted code means that every opinion will be respected. But the discussions have had a host of practical outcomes. A brief list will include E.S.L. classes, art and choral activities, free access to computers, organic and community gardening initiatives, providing facilities to a church group to serve meals, support for a food co-op, the food-bank, environmental issues, GETI, and Girl Guides. Naturally, visitors and volunteers are always welcome. Any undesirable activities in the open area next to the site are entirely beyond CEED’s wishes and control.

Charles Ellman, Maple Ride

the ’60s when cars averaged two tons, why do we need them now at a thousand dollars apiece? Traffic signs are growing faster than knotweed, and they are popping up almost everywhere at a thousand dollars apiece. New trees are planted under existing power lines. It’s a no-no, yet we still do it, so we can pay the district to cut them – as it is in their budget (i.e. taxpayer dollars). Planting shrubs in the middle of roads… WHY? The new and improved Abernethy Way has four new stop lights from 232nd to 224th Streets – are you kidding me? What was wrong with the original 4-way stop? And how much did that cost the taxpayer? Now let’s get on to the bike lane gong show. Since those goofy lines and bicycle pictures have been painted and repainted and repainted, I have yet to see one avid cyclist use this utter nonsense. Folks, the District is spending your money, and it ain’t gonna stop unless your pay attention!

Election needed to clear toxicity I couldn’t agree more with what you said in your editorial column [Toxicity killing our democracy, Nov. 20 Opinion, TIMES]. Our democracy is made to look like a joke when you have the premier cancelling the fall session of the legislature because she doesn’t want to be bothered with answering questions in the house. Then we find out that her staff is busy working on negative election material, and not the affairs of the government, all the while being paid with our tax dollars. This is despicable, and this premier does not even have a mandate from the citizen’s of B.C. to govern. 0To get that

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Poverty perpetuated It’s high time we build a fish ladder Dear Editor,

I love that my community is committed to helping the less fortunate at Christmas time. That is what this season is all about. However, I am saddened by the promotion of the Stripa-thon. Yes, thousands of dollars are raised for Christmas hampers, which on the surface seems like an obvious win for everyone. It comes with a far greater cost to society, though, both moral and financial. No matter how noble the intentions behind the event, the objectifying of women and the casual attitude towards sex are the beginning of poverty in our society, not the solution for it. “It doesn’t matter where the money comes from. With the passing of money from one to the other, it comes from the heart,” said Christmas hamper society co-chair Lorraine Bates [Strip-a-thon will draw a crowd, Nov 27, TIMES]. I can see the good that is done with these funds, but I would argue that, in this situation, the giving is compelled not by a heart for those in need, but by lust, which is a destructive force against families and society. Those who sincerely want to give from the heart will find countless ways to combat poverty without contributing to it. Your article brags about guys bringing their buddies, and invites critics to come in and have a good time. I don’t doubt that it’s a lot of fun, and the cause is wholesome, but ultimately, there is no advantage to society when men are drawn into strip clubs. These men may actually put their families at increased risk for poverty. You don’t have to look far to see the negative effects of casual sex/sexual addiction on our society. I trust that we will, as a community, be generous this Christmas to the less fortunate among us. Let us choose from the many opportunities for giving which promote dignity and integrity for all. Marilee Hare, Maple Ridge

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n 1923 Burrard Power Company got approval to build the South Alouette dam, expanding Alouette Lake, and diverting the majority of its water to Stave Lake to generate power for Vancouver. When the dam was completed in 1925, hundreds of thousands of fish rubbed their noses on the dam trying to return home to spawn. For the next four years, the river was thick with returning rotting salmon. More than one species was wiped out. In the 1970s, it was discovered that the water licence – now owned by BC Electric – contained a clause that promised to release enough water through the dam to keep the river alive. They had not done so. A battle ensued that had many heroes. Tom Cadieux, who ran the hatchery at the prison, was one of the more vocal. It was determined, after a number of years of BC Hydro’s stonewalling, that they had been stealing water above their licence for 50

years. Part of the settlement was potential to resurrect a species: I that once again BC Hydro promised knooow!… to use its best efforts to restore the What we need to do now is to river. build a fish ladder, which is estiIn the ’90s, it was discovered that mated to cost about $3 million. BC Hydro was still not releasing BC Hydro wants to study the any water, because they couldn’t. matter a little longer; ARMS wants The pipe that could have released to get on with the construction. the water was plugged and had The water that BC Hydro is been for 60 years. Our mayor at the licensed to take from Alouette Lake time, Carl Durksen, actually pound- is currently not generating any ed his fists on the BC Hydro board- electricity from the water going room table and told them they through the tunnel to the Stave. were going to release that water, Hydro has not really explained and they were going why. “A skeptic may have to work with ARMS Alouette (the then newly water then noticed that Abbotsford formed Alouette through proposed to get its drinking goes River Management the Stave and water from the Stave Society headed by Ruskin dams Geoff Clayton). system, which just happens producing In 1996, a Water enough power to be about the same Use Plan was put for about in place where 3,000 houses. amount that comes from BC Hydro cleaned I am the Alouette.” the pipe and sent advised that enough water down the Alouette the river to make it healthier, work- water accounts for about 30 per ing with experts and ARMS. cent of the water going through the The most amazing thing hapdams. pened. Sockeye started bumping A skeptic may have noticed their noses on the Alouette dam that Abbotsford proposed to get again. its drinking water from the Stave It was a potential public relations system, which just happens to be disaster for BC Hydro. Threatened about the same amount that comes with a photo op with the fish dying from the Alouette. at the dam, to their credit, BC BC Hydro is currently underway Hydro quickly provided transportarebuilding the dams, spending tion for the returning salmon up to more than one billion dollars in the lake. the process, and still resisting the Since then, with years of study $3-million cost of the fish ladder to and Hydro’s cooperation, it has restore the fish run and the species been concluded that we have the to the Alouette River.

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Shoeboxes donated by locals will bring smiles to the faces of children living in poverty around the world.

Operation Christmas Child Ridge Meadows turned out to be a massive success. Generous residents from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows filled 3,166 shoeboxes with items such as small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, hard candy, personal notes, and photos. This was a jump of almost 100 shoeboxes from 2011, when 3,075 were created locally. The shoeboxes will be shipped to needy children in developing countries. They left Maple Ridge for Calgary where they will be sorted by age and gender and shipped to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, Paraguay, and two countries in West Africa, Guinea and Equatorial Guinea. “It will be definitely a ‘Christmas Day’ for all these children, and bring so much happiness and joy to them,” said OCC Ridge Meadows local coordinator Barb Gustafson, who has seen first hand the difference the boxes can make. She travelled with OCC to deliver them to chil-

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“I have a Concord grape vine that is eight years old and was wondering if I can move it. Or can I cut off a foot-long piece and stick it in the ground. I need a little advice on the best choice.”

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oving a grapevine involves some heavy digging and much pruning of vines and roots. The roots aren’t usually deeper than 30 centimetres (one foot) but they spread four or five feet around. If you’re a muscular gardener who is okay with strenuous work, or if you have help from someone who can dig a big hole and drag a wide rootball around, then you could certainly get the whole vine moved. So the choice really depends how strong you are or if you have help. Grapevines are so vigorous that cuttings or transplanting should result in a live grape vine. Cuttings are easier, but transplanting the big vine would give you more grapes sooner. Late fall planting gives the roots more time to settle in. But I’m inclined to opt for early spring for moving grapevines or starting grape cuttings, because winter sometimes strikes early and hard. Occasionally, we have severe cold with outflow winds and no precipitation. This is hard on newly planted grapes and may kill cuttings. Starting cuttings is nonstrenuous and takes very little time. All you need is a stem with three buds: when you insert it into the ground, two buds should be covered by soil, with one above it. Rooting hormone is optional. It is always safer with cuttings to take two or three, in case of accidents, and leave the mother plant in place until you have at least one cutting producing new growth.

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plant them right away. But now I’d prefer to wait till spring when we can afford to have someone properly plan a garden for us. I’d love to know if I had better get digging now or if I could take steps to protect them now and plant them later.” Jamie Jeffrey, via email

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ou can do it all, Jamie. You can get digging to protect them now, keeping them in the pots so that you have them ready for planting later. The best way to overwinter them in pots is to dig holes deep enough in the soil so that you can plunge potsand-plants into the earth. The level of soil in the pots should be level with the top of the garden soil. Mulching them would give extra security. An alternative method for people with greenhouses that can be heated above freezing is to put the trees and shrubs in there. They will be able to survive the winter in the original pots, just as you bought them. They would need occasional watering. In the days when most shrubs and trees were sold bare-root in fall, gardeners would often “heel” them in – that is, plant them quickly and casually with no extras. Their aim was just to get the roots covered till they could relocate them in spring. Containerized plants in the soil have a better situation because there’s less root disturbance later.

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ome Nordic traditional recipes are worth keeping – others not so much. Every culture has its quirks – remember My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding? Anyone whose parents were immigrants could relate to that movie. The Finns are no different, and luckily, my parents were young enough when they moved to Canada to shed some of the worst tradMy mother, Helena, itions – like with me at SFU in liver casserole 1965. with raisins and lye fish, and an Easter treat called mammi that I can’t try to describe in a family newspaper. They also switched from ham to turkey at Christmas pretty quickly in the “new country.” But we did get some Finnish dishes at Christmas – lots of pulla (sweet bread), joulutorttuja (pastries with prune filling), and lots of casseroles, carrot casserole, turnip casserole, and potato casserole – we skipped the liver casserole. So here’s a recipe for carrot casserole that would typically be served at a traditional Finnish Christmas Eve meal, taken from The Finnish Cookbook.

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Maria Rantanen and mother Helena.

Carrot casserole Ingredients: 1 cup cooked rice 2 cups milk 5 medium carrots, shredded 1 tsp. salt nutmeg, a pinch 1 tbsp. dark brown sugar 2 eggs 3 tbsp. butter ½ cup fine bread crumbs

Combine the rice, milk, carrots, salt, sugar, and eggs. Pour into a well-buttered 1½-quart casserole. Melt the butter in a separate pan and stir the crumbs into it. Sprinkle them on top of the casserole. Bake in moderately hot oven (375ºF) about 40 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Serves six.

One Finnish Christmas tradition I really like is the declaration of Christmas Peace. At noon on Dec. 24, a city official of the historic capital, Turku, reads a statement declaring peace throughout all of Scandinavia. This is a legal declaration, and stores are closed fairly soon after – although they’ve been stretching in the past few years – and don’t reopen till Boxing Day, and then only for four hours. Anyone caught acting in a disorderly way during Christmas used to receive severe penalties. I say we declare Christmas Peace in Maple Ridge, and that it is enforceable with strict penalties throughout the Lower Mainland – until Boxing Day shopping starts. – Maria Rantanen TIMES reporter

My mother, Helena, with me (the baby) and my sister Heidi at SFU in 1965. • Watch for more recipes in Thursday’s paper

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Publisher’s pudding a favourite

TIMES publisher Spencer Levan shares his bread pudding recipe.

Old baked bread pudding Ingredients: 1 lb. bread scraps (day old, not dry) ¼ lb. sugar, ¼ lb. currants or sultanas 1 oz. finely chopped suet or lard 1 egg tsp. of nutmeg tsp. of cinnamon pinch of salt

Cut the bread into small pieces and put into a bowl with enough cold water to cover. Soak until soft. Press water away and beat bread finely with fork. Beat egg and add to bread with fruit, sugar, spices and salt. Mix well and put into a well greased or oiled pie dish or cake pan. Bake one hour at 350ºF. – Spencer Levan TIMES publisher • Watch for more recipes Thursday

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ivia Mior has a lot on her plate since returning this fall to head up the advertising sales team at The TIMES. Despite her new management duties, there’s always time for people – and especially for her family. As a Maple Ridge resident and mother of two, she is totally Maddie Mior psyched about helped out her Christmas, and lookmother, offering ing forward to creatto dissolve Jell-O ing some new tradcrystals for the itions this year – both trifle. at home and at work. When asked about sharing a favourite Christmas recipe from her past, Mior puzzled. “I am seriously trying to think of a family tradition – I think we were big on mashed potatoes,” Sarah Mior is she laughed. “Too easy?” a big fan of Instead, she picked a the whipped Christmas favourite that’s cream that just a little more complex, goes into but equally more tasty. her mother’s “My favourite is a tradtrifle. itional trifle dessert,” she said. “I still make it for my kids, but my recipe is a bit loose – especially with the brandy.” Always the proverbial kidder, she added, “Sometimes, there’s none left for the trifle.”

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rowing up in military bases in Germany and across Canada didn’t mean putting aside French-Canadian traditions for Marc Dalton’s family. On Christmas Eve, singing began around 7 p.m., recalled the MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “The youngest of the six children chose the first French or English carol, and it moved on to the oldest – Dad,” he said. It was also on this occasion that they were given a once-a-year glass of Dad’s homemade wine. “Then it was off to bed before being woken up to go midnight mass,” Dalton reflected. “Dad always left the service early, under the auspices of going to warm up the car. When we arrived [home], presents were piled up around the tree and pandemonium broke loose as wrapping paper flew about.” About 2 a.m., with energy subsiding, it was time for the Christmas feast called Reveillons (“let’s wake up”). “A vast and scrumptious array of French-Canadian dishes was prepared by Mom for the occasion,” he said, sharing this recipe as a reminder of those early morning feasts. “A couple of hours later, we nestled into bed… Bon appétit et joyeux noel!”

Marc Dalton is MLA for the Maple RidgeMission riding. Watch for more recipes in Thursday’s paper.

Sucre a la Creme

Ingredients: 2 cups white sugar 2 cups light brown sugar 1¹/8 cup whipping cream or evaporated milk ½ tsp. maple flavouring or 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tbsp. butter or margarine ½ kg bag (or about 4) icing sugar Bring to a full boil for five minutes the white and brown sugar, cream, maple flavouring. Add the butter or margarine. Stir slowly and constantly. Remove from stove and beat with mixer while adding the icing sugar gradually. As soon as it is thickened, pour into an 8” x 8” buttered pan. Eat sparingly unless you want to be a Santa look-alike. Dalton offers another recipe on page B7…

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Pitt mayor shares fudge recipe Magic French fudge

Ingredients: 3 cups (1 500g package) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk Dash of salt 1½ tsp. vanilla extract ½ cups chopped nuts (optional) In top of a double boiler (or heavy bottom pot on low heat) melt chocolate chips, stir often. Remove from heat; stir in condensed milk, salt, vanilla, and nuts. Spread mixture evenly into waxedpaper-lined 8x8 baking pan. Chill for two hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off paper, and cut into squares. Tightly cover any leftovers. – Deb Walters Pitt Meadows Mayor

• Watch for more recipes in Thursday’s paper …continued from page B6

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Ingredients: 1 pastry recipe for double crust 1 cup ground pork 1 small onion 1 tsp. savoury ½ tsp. ground cloves up to 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1 cup water

RECIPE Combine all ingredients into a pot except the bread crumbs. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Add bread crumbs to soak moisture. Spread on to pie crust and top with pastry. Pinch edges and slit the top crust. Bake at 450ºF for 10 minutes. Reduce to 350ºF and bake 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden. – Marc Dalton Member of the Legislative Assembly for Maple Ridge-Mission

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Log recipe may be tattered, but mayor’s wife pulls it out annually

udy Daykin realized later in life why her mother always made a Yule log when company was coming. While it was always delicious, it dawned on Daykin, her mom always made it because it was easy, too. “This is a recipe from my mom, she is 90 now. She always had it hand written on a slip of paper in her well-used cookbook. I don’t know where she got it from, but I assume it was passed from a friend or relative.” It has become one of her husband’s favourite desserts, said Daykin, wife of Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin: “The family is thrilled to know that I have

Judy Daykin (right) received this recipe from her mom Suzie Teichroeb. made chocolate roll. And, it’s great for a Christmas dessert because it is so light.” • Watch for more recipes in Thursday’s paper

Chocolate roll (Yule log) Beat together: 4 egg yolks 2 tbsp. water ½ cup sugar Sift together: 5 tbsp. baking cocoa ¹/3 cup flour Dash of salt Add dry ingredients to egg yolks. In separate bowl, beat four egg whites until very stiff. Fold yolk mixture in carefully until just mixed.

Whip ½ a pint of whipping cream until stiff. Set aside. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Grease with oil. Spread batter about ½” thick. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until cake springs back to touch. Do not overbake. Turn onto clean tea towel and remove bottom wax paper. While warm, roll up gently and cool. When

cooled unroll and fill with whipped cream, reroll and chill. Can be made earlier in the day and chilled until serving. Serve with sauce. Sauce: Melt ½ cup butter in double boiler – beat with whisk, and add ¾ cup of icing sugar, beat in 1 whole egg. It will thicken a bit – cool and serve with chilled chocolate log. Enjoy!

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Traditions began with mazetti meal

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Traditional meal filled with memories of Papa

years, until he could no longer get the words out. And after he went into care, that old cassette tape was turned into a CD and all the grandchildren were given one along with a book of the story. “Every Christmas Eve, we pull it out and gather to hear Papa read the story,” Beechinor said, getting teary at the memories. “For a couple years after he passed away, there were tears as we heard his voice. Now, it is a very joyful time,” she concluded. “So many memories of our wonderful dad and papa, and it all begins with a traditional meal of mazetti.”

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Carrying on Mom’s tradition

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of wax paper and let them dry while you make the chocolate sauce to dip them in. Chocolate sauce: 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate ¹/3 of a small block of paraffin wax ½ cup of chocolate chips

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hen asked to share one of her family’s traditional Christmas recipes, Pitt Meadows’s own Annette Code admitted she was hard pressed to find one – because there weren’t many to be had. “I won’t be sending in any family recipes unless I get an unexpected brainwave, which doesn’t happen often any more,” Code said. “So I thought you might be interested in why.” “My Mum learned to cook in England during the Second World War, during rationing. You must of heard about English cooking pre-1980. My Mum was a great pastry maker but never had a recipe. She only had one cookbook. The rest was in her head, and she never measured anything. She used a tea cup for flour. All our veggies were cooked beyond recognition, and she had never heard of, or seen broccoli before coming to Canada. I don’t think she ever ate any either. We had the same old things all the time. Carrots, potatoes, cabbage, turnip, parsnips – corn was for cows. We had wonderful things like beans on toast, canned spaghetti on toast, herring on toast, cheese on toast. Bacon and eggs with chips (fries) or sausages and chips, a real treat, was the traditional English breakfast. Yum, black pudding! Her homemade porridge was horrid and by the time we came downstairs for breakfast and poured the milk on it the lump of porridge rose and floated in the bowel. I wasn’t very old when I gave that up. Christmas dinner: She finally did learn how to cook a turkey, but was happier with a big chicken. Dessert was a packaged English Christmas pudding for the grown ups with English custard, and we kids had jelly, two colours green and red, chilled each colour on an angle in a glass, with whipped cream and coloured sprinkles. Gravy was made from Bisto. She did buy a Christmas cake, put almond paste on it and the hard icing, with a ruffled paper edging, a gold Merry Christmas on top and decorated with the hard little silver balls that are hard on fillings. The house was decorated with holly on top of pictures and lots of metal-type paper chains that pull out and we hung these in windows and doorway and on the mantel. Bells in red and white, made of paper. I don’t make anything unusual, following in Mother’s footsteps. I used to make a mean pecan pie – from a Betty Crocker cookbook – with homemade pastry from the recipe (with the vinegar and egg) but my family prefers an ice cream cake, so I always get the DQ Christmas log as something resembling my British heritage. We also have Christmas crackers and I insist we wear the silly paper hats. I buy my packaged Christmas pudding in England from Harrod’s store at the airport on the way home to Canada: a small one, as I’m the only one who eats it with British custard on top, the saviour of all British desserts. Doesn’t matter how it turns out, custard covers all sins. As I get older, I miss my Mum’s cooking, or at least become nostalgic about it. Cheers and happy Christmas!” – Annette Code Pitt Meadows resident and avid historian


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The gift of a seasonal beverage

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he holiday season is a special time of year, celebrated with favourite food and drinks, with family and friends. Of the many beverages and appetizers that help capture the essence of the season, eggnog is probably the first that comes to mind. Eggnog is a drink that seems to have originated in Britain, from a drink called “posset” – a mixture of eggs, milk, and ale, sherry, or brandy. Posset was served in small, carved wooden mugs, called “noggins.” Thus the name “eggnog.” In North America, rum replaced the ale, sherry, or brandy. Recipe created by Chef Dez Today’s eggnog is not necessarGordon Desormeaux ily served with alcohol at all, and is a The constant stirring of the egg mixture favourite for all ages. while it is cooking is vital to ensure that Due to the busy season’s hectic schedthe eggs don’t become scrambled eggs. ules, many consumers buy it pre-made in a carton, rather than making it from Ingredients scratch. Grocery stores also include a 6 egg yolks light version that is lower in fat, and at ½ cup sugar some locations, a no-fat variety. 1 cup whipping cream However, making eggnog from scratch 1 cup whole milk adds an old-world classic touch to your ½ tsp. ground nutmeg celebrations, and the taste is incredible. Pinch of salt This recipe is my gift to you. This 1 additional cup whipping cream eggnog is so rich and fresh tasting that 6 tbsp. dark or spiced rum any store-bought variety will shadow in comparison. If you can, try to buy whole In a stainless steel bowl, whisk the egg nutmeg and grate it fresh, versus preyolks with the sugar until smooth. ground, as a garnish. Essential oils of the Mix in one cup of whipping cream, the nutmeg are released upon milk, nutmeg, and salt grating, adding an extra until completely comaromatic essence to your bined. mug of holiday cheer. Place the bowl over a Food and beverages are pot of simmering water. a great social aspect of For a more temperate bringing people together, heat, make sure that the and even more wonderwater does not touch ful when you have made the bottom of the bowl. them from scratch. Whisk the mixture conSeasonal beverages do stantly, until it reaches not have to contain alco175ºF. hol to be enjoyable. A Remove the bowl by Chef Dez heated cranberry or grape from the heat and juice, for example, with Chef Dez is a food columnist and culinary immediately chill uncovinstructor in the Fraser Valley. ered in the refrigerator warming spices such as Visit him at www.chefdez.com. cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, Send questions to dez@chefdez.com until cold. and star anise can replace While the mixture or to P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6R4 is cooling, whisk the mulled wine. And there are many choices of fanremaining cup of whiptastic herbal teas and syrping cream until soft peaks form. Once ups for coffees that capture the essence the egg mixture is cold, gradually fold it of the season beautifully. in. Whatever beverage you choose to help Stir in the rum, pour into glasses, and celebrate during the holidays with your garnish with more freshly grated nutmeg. cuisine, please drink responsibly and Makes just over 5 cups have a magnificent time. • Watch for more recipes in Thursday’s paper

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Brunch recipe came from dentist

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here’s something to be said for the taste buds of dentists – especially one working in the Prairies during the 1930s. Dr. Carson, who cared for Lindy Sisson’s mother’s and grandparents’ dental hygiene some 80 years ago, shared a Christmas brunch recipe that is still in Sisson’s family today.

“My Grandpa Ben Young made these for Christmas Day brunch – after opening stockings and presents. And my parents, Hal and Doreen Sisson, continued the tradition,” said Sisson, executive director of The ACT and Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Arts Council. Now, she is passing it along, so more people can consider making it a family Christmas tradition. She serves it with scrambled eggs and hash brown potatoes.

Angels on Horseback Ingredients: fresh (or frozen) oysters, 1-2 tubs depending on how many you want to make (we usually do a dozen) Egg mixture: Whisk 2 eggs in bowl (do more if needed) a smidge of mustard soda biscuit crackers (roll with rolling pin to crumble) package of bacon

Lindy Sisson, executive director of The ACT, shares a Christmas brunch tradition started in Saskatchewan 80 or so years ago. Watch for more recipes in Thursday’s paper.

Drain and rinse oysters, dip in egg mixture, roll in cracker crumbs and wrap in bacon, using tooth picks to hold together. Place on broiling pan and broil in oven. Turn once and cook until bacon crisp. Serve with seafood cocktail sauce. – Lindy Sisson The ACT executive director

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ver the years, I have discovered many simple methods to help easily perfect the meals we serve. Some are so obvious, like a meat thermometer, that it is bizarre when I come across a household that does not have one. Always during the approach of traditional holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter I seem to get bombarded with questions about how long a turkey should cook. Although I appreciate the opportunity for helping people in the kitchen, the answer to me always seems so obvious that it is surprising that more people don’t already have the solution. Not only will a simple oven-proof meat thermometer help to save your turkey dinner, it will also be the resolution to mastering the doneness of a myriad most important meat roasting recipes. goals in cooking I have owned my curmeat is to keep rent meat thermometer for it moist while probably close to 15 years, still reaching the and it is still going strong. desired doneby Chef Dez Not bad for an investment ness. Chef Dez is a food columnist and culinary of only a few dollars. The area of instructor in the Fraser Valley. Get one that is heat Visit him at www.chefdez.com. a turkey where resistant (oven proof) so it Send questions to dez@chefdez.com the thermometer or to P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, B.C. should be insertcan be left in the piece of V2T 6R4 ed is the thickest meat for the entire cooking process. part of the inner If an instant-read thermthigh, without touching the bone. ometer is used instead, and the A stuffed turkey should be done temperature is checked at intervals, when the thermometer reads 82ºC valued juices will be lost from the (180ºF). Unstuffed, it should be meat with each puncture. One of the 77ºC (170ºF).

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• Christmas Countdown begins at the Maple Ridge Library at 6:45 p.m. with holiday songs, rhymes, stories, and a special puppet show. Info: 604-467-7417.

December 4

• The Holy Wow Poets’ Christmas Show takes place at The ACT at 7 p.m. There will be a Christmas poetry recital – poets and spectators are welcome. Bring an item for the food bank.

December 5

• Join the Ridge Meadows Retired Teachers Association and retired employees of School District 42 at their Christmas luncheon at Meadow Gardens Golf Club, 19675 Meadows Gardens Way, from noon to 2 p.m. Retired teachers are asked to bring a new unwrapped children’s present to the lunch for the local Christmas family hampers. RSVP to Phyllis Schnider at 604-463-7675.

December 6

• The Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows holds its annual general meeting from noon to 2 p.m. at Meadow Gardens Golf Club, 19675 Meadow Gardens Way. Info: 604463-3366 or chrissy@ridgemeadowschamber.com.

December 6

• Blue Heron Toastmasters meets Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Pitt Meadows City hall. Info: Andrew Thompson 604-460-0339.

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 Municipal 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 6

• Patricia Dominguez of Integrated Nutrition returns to the Maple Ridge Library at 7 p.m. with advice for choosing healthy new year’s resolutions – and most importantly how to stick to them. Info: 604-467-7417.

December 6

• Alexander Robinson Elementary, 11849 238B St., is holding a Christmas market from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring more than 30 vendors. Admission is $2 for ages 13-plus and includes a raffle ticket entry.

• Ridge Meadows Hospital is looking for spiritual care volunteers to support Baillie House residents. They are now accepting pre-registration for upcoming training. Sessions are Tuesday afternoons, beginning Jan. 22 and run for six weeks. Contact

Alan Anderson at 604-4767888 ext. 552700 or email Alan.Anderson@fraserhealth. ca to register.

Christmas tree sales

• 1st Haney Scout Group is selling Christmas trees at Cap’s Westwood Cycle, 21626 Lougheed Hwy. There

will be locally grown trees, popcorn, and hot chocolate and a chance to win BMX Rise Bike donated by Norco.

Church fundraiser

• St. John the Divine Anglican Church has handmade Christmas items for sale left over from its Holly

Tea held on Saturday. There are tea towels, Christmas oven mitts, Christmas wreaths, baby cloth books, handmade crafts, and padded covers for e-Readers. All proceeds go to the parish. To buy these items, contact Beth Scott at 604-462-7939. • Full list: www.mrtimes.com

December 7 & 21

• Canadian Blood Services will also be collecting food for the Friends In Need Food Bank as well as blood donations at their clinics at Maple Ridge Alliance Church, 20399 Dewdney Trunk Rd. To book a blood donation time, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-2366283).

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• The fourth annual Pitt Meadows Christmas will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spirit Square, 12007 Harris Rd. There will be entertainment, refreshments, caroling, ice sculpture, kids activities, and a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

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• The I Love to Dance Christmas dance at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre at 12150 224th St., includes a cha cha lesson from Robyn Picard from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Info: www.ilovetodance.ca 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 crafts for the kids, and food. Marv Jones Honda at 20611 Lougheed Hwy. will also be accepting donations for the food bank during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

December 9

• Maple Ridge Choral Society’s annual Christmas concert will be held at 3 p.m. at Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church, 20245 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or from choir members. Info: Dennis at 604-465-8038 or Gerry at 604-463-0760.

December 9

• Pitt Meadows Museum hosts its third annual Gingerbread Shack making day. The museum supplies the shacks and participants contribute with candy to share in the decorating. Museum Sunday runs from 2 to 4 p.m. with admission by donation. Info: 604-465-4322 or pittmeadowsmuseum@ telus.net.

December 9

• Katie’s Place is doing Pet Photos with Santa at Bosley’s in Maple Ridge, 22745 Dewdney Trunk Rd. The photos are by donation and all the funds raised go directly to the care of the animals. People can visit Santa Claus between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The funds raised by pet photos with Santa are critical to the shelter’s operation.

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Reach The TIMES' sports desk: Phone: 604-463-2281 or email: smclaren@mrtimes.com

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Meadow Ridge Barracudas won gold in Kamloops on Sunday.

Girls earn gold Meadow Ridge Barracudas Midget girls won gold in their division at the Kamloops Female Hockey Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 25. Barracudas went 24-0 in scoring during the round robin, with most-valuable-player performances by Julia Wood, Paige Magnusson, and goalie Danielle Cloutier. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Gold for ringette Pitt Meadows resident Katie Stanoffsky and Maple Ridge’s Bayley Bird, along with the rest of their Lower Mainland U16 AA Ringette team, travelled to Edmonton to compete in the prestigious Woods tournament and came home with gold after downing Calgary 8-2 in the final game. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Maple Ridge Secondary’s Jakob Pukila (above) looked for a way out of a hold applied by his opponent from Terry Fox, Michael Sardinha. A pair of wrestlers had a meeting of the minds (far left). Maple Ridge Secondary’s Tarin Richardson flipped Terry Fox’s Flint Patterson (inset) and Heritage Park coach Jon Curtis offered some encouragement to a wrestler (inset right). Breeann Derrick, Allison Merke , Lauren Westhaver, and Genevieve Scholl competed in Jingle Blades.

Skaters jingle Maple Ridge Skating Club competed in the 18th annual Jingle Blades competition last weekend held in White Rock. MRSC sent 20 skaters to the competition with most of them reaching the podium. The highly successful weekend was capped by the club’s senior skaters, in holiday fashion, taking silver and gold. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Grand Slam curl Two teams from B.C. are taking part in the Grand Slam of Curling Canadian Open in Kelowna from Dec. 12 to 16. Maple Ridge’s Grant Dezura and his teammates will be at the event at the Prospera Place arena. They are competing against 18 of the top men’s curling teams in the world, including Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medalist Kevin Martin and world champions Jeff Stoughton and Glenn Howard. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Fast grappling matches impress Male and female wrestlers tested their mettle Thursday afternoon in Maple Ridge. By Troy Landreville

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Take your average high school wrestling meet and hold down the metaphorical fast-forward button. This about sums up Thursday’s zone district competition in the Mt. Crescent Annex, next door to Maple Ridge Secondary. In fewer than two hours, 80 wrestlers from Maple Ridge, Westview, Heritage Park, and Terry Fox secondary schools competed in at least two matches each, something that would take more than eight hours at a regular meet. Maple Ridge Secondary wrestling coach Bill McCrae called the meet, involving male and female grapplers, a success.

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MRSS Grade 8 wrestler Antonio Mina sized up his opponent. (left) A wrestler (inset) took a short rest before getting back on his feet again.

“In addition to the obvious match experience they gained, the athletes were able to put their last three weeks of practice and technique to the test,” McCrae said. “Some passed, some failed, but

all gained some valuable feedback as I did watching my athletes… organize, set up, compete, then dismantle the tournament in minutes flat.” Speaking about the wrestlers

representing MRSS, McCrae said he was “very, very impressed with their work ethic and ability to work as a team and as an individual on the mat – another beautiful aspect of the sport.”


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Dogs

Cats RAGDOLL KITTENS, 1st shot, F & M, worming, raised underfoot to fam home, $450+. 604-581-2772

ABSTRACT BENGAL Kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $460. 1-604-814-1235

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5 PB DOBERMAN Pups, black, tan, 1st shot, vet ✔ , dob Oct 9th, $1100, call 604-454-7534

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

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Furniture

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Dogs

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-26

Port Moody

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

6008-28

Richmond

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

For Sale by Owner

Surrey

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

6008-34

6015

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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

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

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

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

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Surrey

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

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

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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W.End/Down/ Yaletown

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

Condos/ Townhouses

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Abbotsford

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

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

FORECLOSURE SALE Distress sale. Receive free list w/Pics $2 Mill and up. www.VancouverLuxury CondosForeclosure.com

6008-42 TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

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Burnaby

WALNUT GROVE 1311sf 3br 1.5ba, on quiet side of complex with private back yard $293,000 see uSELLaHOME.com id5539

6008-14

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

Chilliwack

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

New Westminster

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

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 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

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575 TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

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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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Port Moody

Coquitlam

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

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

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

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

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

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

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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

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

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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GREAT VALUE 4 BR t/hse (over 1,600 sq ft) in popular Easthill. Ammens include rec room and swimming pool. View of the inlet and mnts. $349K neg. Please call (604) 939-0120 or e-mail sol.friedman2011@gmail.com.

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320 PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574 NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

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

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

6015

For Sale by Owner

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 http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

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

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North Delta

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Houses - Sale

6020-34

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

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

6020-12

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

6020-14

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

Ladner/ South Delta

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428 11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

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

6020-26

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

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577 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 www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993

6020-30

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

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

6020-18

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DUPLEX ON 5 acre blueberry farm, on city water, sewer at propty line $999K 604-880-5069 see uSELLaHOME.com id5643

6020-22

Port Moody

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

Surrey

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

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

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

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

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

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

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

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

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

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

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

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

6035

Mobile Homes

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

6050

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

Out Of Town Property

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

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304 HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709 www.CanTico.ca

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

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

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

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

6065

Recreation Property

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: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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

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

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

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

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

www.realestatehomes.net

Vancouver East Side

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612 NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion. CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

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

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

6020-38

North Delta

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

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

Okanagen/ Interior

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

6020-24

6040

North Vancouver

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533 AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

Industrial/ Commercial

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

6020-34

Chilliwack

6025

Surrey

Abbotsford

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

6020-06

Coquitlam

6020

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

6020-52

Other Areas BC

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

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

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 alanweeks@comcast.net

6035

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com 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?

Mobile Homes

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

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, N/P. $740. Dec 1. 604-939-9281.

6508

Apt/Condos

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

2BDRM / 2BTH QUEENSBOROUGH Luxury Condo with a view 1250 sq ft. 10’ ceilings. Great location! No Pets. $2,000 mo Call: (604) 377-2016. Email: cathyserraglio@gmail.com A MUST SEE. 2 bedrooms (with balconies) and den!

6508

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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, nr transit, cats ok, N/S. From $1060. Dec 1. Move-in bonus. Van 604-468-1698 COQ CTR, nr Douglas College. 1 BR, Top Flr, gas f/p, W/D, D/W, new hardwood flr, sec prkg. N/S. Lease, Refs, $850. 778-998-9690 COQ MAILLARDVILLE 2BR/2 Bath condo Call 604-570-2786 quoting code D06.Quay Pacific Property Management Ltd

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

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

CALYPSO COURT

PARK TERRACE

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789

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

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

Call 604-530-0030

www.cycloneholdings.ca

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

6510

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

(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

6540

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 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

www.ReadySetOwn.ca

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 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-35

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

CENTRAL M. Ridge, great house, Avail now, 604-466-9905

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3BDRM/1BTH 2027 Turnberry Lane, Coquitlam. Beautiful suite in Westwood Plateau. In-suite laundry. N/S. Utilities incl. Available now. No Pets. $1,100 Monthly. Call: (604) 719-5122

ANMORE. Priv, exec 2 BR, g/lvl. On acreage. 1,000 sf. 6 appl, f/p, priv w/d, new hardwood flrs, heated garage, lrg patio. Alarm. Ns/Np. $1,350 incl util/internet. Avail Dec15/Jan1. 604-461-7178 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

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

POCO NEWER 1 BR g/lvl ste, $800 incls utils, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. 604-307-3753

6605

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT? Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9110

*some conditions apply

604-630-3300 www.mrtimes.com

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

Collectibles & Classics 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

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

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

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

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

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

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

Get MORE

LIVING ROOM Find it in the Rental Section

To advertise call

604.630-3300

2005 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser Conv. $8,000 Stk# UT620748 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

(Paul Simon)

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

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

We Loan Our Own $$$$

Townhouses Rent

4BDRM/1.5BTH #32 23575 119th Ave. MR Spacious 4 BDRM townhouse. Attached garage. Small Pets OK. $1,500/mo. Call: (604) 855-2134. Email: 3cracknell3@gmail.com

Domestic

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

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

9125

2000 INTREPID, auto, excl cond, summer/winter tires, new brakes/ battery $2200 obo. 604-942-6832

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

“I wish I was homeward bound”. $49 includes one print ad in 3 markets + one online ad on 12 websites until sold*!

Collectibles & Classics

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

COQ CTR 1300 sf 2 BR, 2 baths, sep ent/laundry/pkng, ns. np. $1180. Av now. 604-771-9628

2 BDRM bsmt, central M. Ridge, nr school, no laundry or cable. $850, n/s n/p, call 604-719-4848

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

9110

A25

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

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

9125

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

1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997 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 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau special model, like new loaded. $6600. 604-534-2997

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

1991 CHEVROLET Corsica Stk# UC250637 $1,980 West Coast Nissan. 1-888-466-4679

2011 MUSTANG COUPE #UC143138 $18,300. 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

2012 MUSTANG GT #UC213035 $31,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

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

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

1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU 3.1L V6 automatic, 4 door, one owner. Only 95,000 kms $3,995 IGM Auto Sales Call 604 466 4224

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, Town & Country, all orig, turbo eng, loaded. $1350. Consider trade. 604-534-2997

2007 CHARGER #UC856054 $10,500. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

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

9129

Luxury Cars

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

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

AUTOMOTIVE 9129

Luxury Cars

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

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

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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

2H

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

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

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

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm 1994 FORD F350 dually XLT, auto, a/c, ext cab exl cond, only 157,000k’s, $5895. 604-793-5520

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

9135 2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 9155

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

9155

Parts & Accessories

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

9160

Sports & Imports

2000 HONDA Prelude, 2 dr, $5000, auto, runs well, 124,000 km, 604-614-8402

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

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

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

2008 MKX #UT023155 $26,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

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

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

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

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

2001 VW CABRIO Stk# UC814127 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679 2009 NISSAN MURANO Stk# UT108904 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2002 MAZDA 626 auto, air, Stk# UC276035. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679 2010 TOYOTA Matrix, $14,995, Stk# UC213959 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319 2006 VW Jetta TDI. Stk UT612082 $15,995 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319 2003 AUDI A4 1.8L turbo, 4 door automatic, red, only 103K, $8,995 IGM Auto Sales 604 466 4224 2011 F-150 Platinum #UT098192 $46,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928 2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

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

2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA UC253372 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679 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: jthomson0621@gmail.com

2005 CHEV Blazer LS, Stk # UT108951 $7995. West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

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

2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111

9160

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

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2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159

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

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

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

2007 MAZDA 3 sedan,Stk# UC696112. West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679 2004 AUDI A4, auto, 4dr, grey, loaded, no accidents, 1 owner, 146Kms, $8,900. 778 278-5188

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

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

2007 MAZDA3 $11,500 Stk# UC767667 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122 2004 CELICA GT-S #UC072420 $9500. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

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

2007 MAZDA3 Sport $9,900. Stk#UC619188 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122 2005 ACURA TL #UC803362 $12,800. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928

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

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

1994 MAZDA MX6 Stk# UC197588 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2007 NISSAN SENTRA Stk# UC600479 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

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

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

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

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

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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: massoume@hotmail.com

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

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1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

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1977 DODGE camper van. Good cond. Stove/fridge/furn. 200,000 km. $3,250 obo. 604-599-3835

2005 BIGFOOT Camper, 9 ft 6, 2 new vents, air cond, fully equip, $18,000, 604-746-8210

2010 WILDWOOD T27, lge slide, bunks. $17,596. UTW2702. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

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

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

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

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

2011 SPRINGDALE 291RK, huge kitch. $19,458 w/mfg rebate. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

1994 - 11 ft Timberline Camper. Electric jacks & more. Excellent cond. $7,950. Call 604-576-6598

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

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

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

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

2012 CHAPARRAL 279BHS, 2 slides, bunks, ext kitchen. $32,649. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

1998 SLUMBER Queen, Autum Special, immaculant cond, light weight, 8ft camper, toilet, sink, stove, sleeps 4, 3way fridge, $5800 obo, Tom 604-807-0209

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

26’ TOPAZ Rear Bunk Model 1 kms 26’ rear bunk model. Top quality and excellent condition. $9,500. shayley@shaw.ca

2002 TRAVELAIRE 251, Cdn. made, very clean. $11,120. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

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

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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2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2010 KIA FORTE COUPE Stk# UC106435 West Coast Nissan call for best price 1-888-466-4679

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

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

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

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

2009 COROLLA #UC053122 $12,000. West Coast Ford Lincoln 866-772-1928 2010 MAZDA 3 H/B, 5 sp/auto, a/c, 19,000 km, warranty, bike rack, $13,900, 604-824-1286

2008 HONDA Civic std silver, orig own, no acci, 86K, new tires, exc cond. $9700obo. 778-866-7139

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

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

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

2011 HYUNDAI Sonata, $16,995 Stk# UC094740 West Coast Toyota. 1-855-218-9319

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24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961 ★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

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