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The inspiration behind Pitt Meadows resident Travis Bowering organizing Cruise for Your Cause is his dad Larry, who passed away on April 25, 2011.


Pitt Meadows man cruises for a cause The organizer of a second memorial cruise runs the event in memory of his dad. by Troy Landreville

Choose a charity to support, then hop in your ride, and drive on April 27. Cruise for Your Cause is that simple. For the second year, Pitt Meadows resident Travis Bowering is organizing the memorial car cruise which he said holds a very close place in his

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family’s heart. The inaugural cruise, on April 15, 2012, took place nearly a year after his dad Larry’s passing. Larry, who lived just south of Edmonton, was an avid car aficionado who circuit raced openwheel dirt-track cars and quartermile Willys. Over the years, many vehicles were part of his collection. Among his pride and joy was a 1967 Malibu SS. Like his dad, Bowering has oil in his veins, so to speak. “You could say it [a love for cars] has been in my blood for a lot of years,” Bowering said. The owner of a souped-up 1972


VW Super Beetle, Bowering has raced autocross for more than four years at a controlled road course at Pitt Meadows Airport. Reflecting on his dad, Bowering described him as “a car guy,” adding, “he was a volunteer firefighter with the Millet, Alberta, fire department for 30 years, and he had many years of struggling with health issues, kidney failure, kidney transplants – you name it, he pretty much had gone through any kind of health issues.” Larry was on dialysis for roughly five years prior to his kidney transplant, which lasted 12 years. After that kidney failed, Larry was Online, all the time...

back on dialysis for three more years before passing away on April 25, 2011. Bowering said he misses his dad every day. “We were super close,” Bowering said. “He was my mentor. I’d call him my hero, I guess. The distance factor was a huge struggle, just not being close to them [his family] and offer the support that I could have.” His dad’s struggles with kidney disease is the reason Bowering’s personal charity of support is the B.C. branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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The bait car program has significantly reduced the number of vehicles stolen in Maple Ridge, with reductions also in Pitt Meadows. While the drop was less significant over the last year in Maple Ridge – at only three per cent – from 2003 to 2012, car theft dropped from 550 to 140, according to statistics from ICBC. In Pitt Meadows, auto theft dropped 72 per cent during the same period, from 100 back in 2003 to 30 last year. Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the trend shows the bait car program is successful and the deterrent’s working. “These statistics show that the B.C. RCMP’s Crime Reduction Strategy... is working and doing what it was intended to do, which is drive incidents of crime down,” she said. The bait car program now includes bait property, which can be tracked and monitored by police.

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Man not guilty in Ridge assault A man from Maple Ridge has a permanent brain injury.

Paige ropes in award Paige Roper of Pitt Meadows was one of five finalists at this year’s Canada’s Top Teen Philanthropist award. This is the fifth year for the contest, which recognizes teens who have made the biggest difference in Canada with their charitable work. As a finalist, 17year-old Paige receives $500 in cash and $500 that will be directed in her name to the charity of her choice. • More at

Fiscal safety taught A workshop on financial literacy is being held for older adults and their families on Feb. 21 at the Maple Ridge Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Financial abuse of older adults is a growing problem in society. Learn how to help aging parents protect their finances, recognize and respond to financial abuse, and access community resources for further information. To register, contact 604-7867404 or • More at

Help to hire students Employers have a month to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and Mission employers create meaningful summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s Randy Kamp economy,” said Randy Kamp, MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission. Employers can apply online at or print an application from the website. The deadline in Feb. 28. • More at

Rave sentencing A sentencing hearing for Maple Ridge’s Dennis Warrington will take place on Feb. 6 at Port Coquitlam Provincial Court. On Dec. 20 Warrington changed his plea to guilty of a lesser charge. • More at


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A B.C. Provincial Court judge has found a man not guilty of aggravated assault in connection with an attack that left a Maple Ridge resident with a permanent brain injury. The decision regarding Trevor Harding, of Tipperary, Ireland, was given Thursday in Port Coquitlam. Witnesses for the Crown said Cordell Peter Dame was attacked, while defence witnesses and Harding said it was an act of self-defence. It started in May 2011 when Dame and a friend had an altercation with three other men.

Alouette Taxi driver and manager George Nestor testified in B.C. Provincial Court in Port Coquitlam that he saw the incident unfold when he arrived to pick the two men up after they’d spent the evening at Shooters Bar in Maple Ridge. Nestor said he received a call from Tim Toth, who was a regular customer, on May 1, 2011 shortly after 2 a.m. and drove to meet him and Dame at a Husky gas station on Dewdney Trunk Road near the bar. As he approached, he noticed the three other men on the other side of the road. The five men appeared to be talking or yelling at each other. When he parked at the gas station, Nestor saw that the three men had crossed the road. Dame and one of the men from the other group were talking in raised voices and pushing each other.

Nestor said he honked his horn to get the attention of Toth and Dame. He heard Toth yell, “C’mon, let’s go. George is here,” and walk toward the taxi. Dame followed. The three men followed. When they got close to the taxi, the man Dame had been arguing with grabbed Dame’s shoulder, turned him around, and punched him in the face, Nestor said. Dame was knocked off his feet and fell to the ground. Nestor said that was when he got out of his car and yelled at the men. As he opened his door, Nestor told the court, the man who punched Dame also kicked him as he lay on the ground. When Nestor realized how badly Dame was injured, he called 911. Dame spent 37 days in a coma at Royal Columbian Hospital. He is now in a wheelchair. -Jennifer Saltman is with The Province

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Silver Valley resident asks for consultation

The school board said numbers have changed since an area plan was made. by Maria Rantanen

A Silver Valley resident is questioning the board of education’s rationale for giving up a school site. Maple Ridge council will consider an amendment to the Official Community Plan later this year to remove the school site designation at 23103 136th Ave. after the board of education said it didn’t need all four sites in the Silver Valley area. Nicole Read asked the board of education last week to consider keeping the site for a school, because it is in walking distance to the surrounding area, and in order to keep the neighbourhood safe for kids going to school. Read said when the board has cited a lack of funding from the Ministry of Education as the reason for not buying the site, it is a “boring and tired position.” Not enough analysis has been done of the number of children who will need a school in the area, she said. “School district 42 has made a decision that is inconsistent with the Official Community Plan (OCP) and they have done so without public consultation and with limited consultation of District planning staff,” Read said in her presentation to the board.

Within just a few weeks since the Silver not, said school board chair Mike Murray. Valley resident found out Maple Ridge Based on current numbers in Silver Valley, council would be considering removing the the school district estimated there would be school site designation, an online petition about 1,245 children needing a school when has attracted 400 names, she’s been knockthe area is fully built. ing on doors, and meeting with councillors Since some students are served by and the school board. Yennadon Elementary, the consultant’s Read called the move report showed only two to remove the desigmore schools would be nation a “significant in the area. “Regardles of the needed amendment” of the If some of the [Blaney] site, it OCP. school sites need to She would like the be removed from the would be a good removal of the designacommunity plan, Read many years before would tion to be deferred at like a discuswe get a school in sion about which two least until a facilities study is done – which should remain – not Silver Valley.” the school district plans just the removal of one Mike Murray to do this year – or of them before such a there is a full consultadiscussion takes place. tion with Silver Valley “It’s mayor and residents. council’s responsibility as the driver of the The Silver Valley plan, which was incorOCP… to put the process on hold,” Read porated into the OCP, was built on the said. She will be speaking to council on Feb. assumption of those hamlets, Read said, and 12 as a delegation. the schools and parks are co-located for a Acquisition of the Blaney hamlet school reason. site in Silver Valley is ranked as priority #16 The school district has indicated that two in the school district’s five-year capital plan. school sites in Silver Valley might not be Murray pointed out that several schools needed, because the demographics have near Silver Valley, like Yennadon, Harry changed from what was originally predicted. Hooge, Golden Ears, and Alouette, all have The school district hired a consultant to space in them. look at the situation in Silver Valley after “Regardless of the [Blaney] site, it would they were approached by the District of be a good many years before we get a school Maple Ridge, asking for a definitive answer is Silver Valley,” he said. • More online at whether the school site would be bought or

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“Any money that I would personally raise, that’s who I would be donating to,” he said. “I figured that would be the best charity to support being that that was the most affected thing in his life.” Because of his father Larry’s passion for cars, Bowering said the cruise is a way to remember him and “keep the legacy going, and do something to mark the anniversary of his passing.” This event is also an opportunity as a car community to gather together and provide an avenue to support various causes and charities while remembering those special people around us, Bowering explained. “I know there are many other people out there who have lost someone special or who may be currently struggling with health issues and would like to keep the memory of a loved one alive,” he said. “I am providing an opportunity for anyone and everyone who may have a special or unique ride to dust off the cobwebs and start off the driving season with a purpose. The cruise is a chance to make a difference in someone else’s life by doing something that we all personally enjoy... driving.” What makes this event unique is that those who participate can support the charity of their choice. Bowering called last year’s cruise a success. Participants drove 32 unique cars during the 207-kilometre cruise, stopping at six different locations including the BC Kidney Foundation headquarters in Burnaby, fire halls in Richmond and Langley, Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam, and Mission Raceway. The 2012 cruise raised roughly $1,000 for various local charities. This year, Bowering plans on smashing those numbers. He’s mapping out a route, and figures it’ll cover about 250 kilometres

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Travis Bowering is a car buff who has souped up his 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle. of asphalt this year. The cruise will start in Burnaby at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27 and travels east through Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, and Abbotsford, then boomerangs west to Langley and White Rock before finishing in Vancouver. Exact route details will be offered to registered participants closer to the cruise date. Information can be found online at and on the event’s Facebook page. There is a registration link on the website. “All I’m using registration for this year is to keep track of the donations raised, which charities have been supported, and I’m using the registration number for giveaways and prize draws during the cruise,”

Bowering said. Bowering currently has five sponsors for cruise and he said he is always looking for more sponsors, “if anyone wants to get a hold of me through the website.” While the 2013 cruise is still more than three months away, donations are already coming in. Looking ahead to this year’s fundraiser, Bowering said what you drive is entirely up to you. “Anything and everything,” Bowering said. “It can be a daily driver, it can be a motorbike, it can be a truck, a classic, hot rod, exotic, whatever you want. The big thing is, do a donation to a charity and just come out for a drive.”

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Grant helps connect bike network

Nearly $1.5 million will be invested into Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows cycling paths.




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More than $1.46 million for biking infrastructure could lead to some “oldfashioned fun.” “If you’ve got your bike stored in your garage, this will be another reason to dust it off and take it out for a spin. This is an opportunity to have some old-fashioned fun,” said Marc Dalton, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. About 20 people at the Local Ride Bike Shop, including Alex Pope, chair of the bicycle advisory committee, got the news that more than $1.46 million will be put into the cycling infrastructure in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Thursday. “It’s a really good start,” said Pope. “It bridges a gap that is hard for our cyclists to access,” he added. Maple Ridge will get the greater share of the grant money, in the way of nearly $1.25 million. The money will fund a 655-metre cycle track on Lougheed Highway from Laity Street to 216th Street providing a vital east-west link that is designed with a buffer and track width of three to four metres. “The hospital takes up so much space between River Road and Lougheed

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Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin, (left), Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters, and MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission Marc Dalton were at an announcement regarding cycling infrastructure on Thursday hosted by Barry Lyster of Local Ride Bike Shop on Dewdney Trunk Road. Highway, and then the cemetery between Lougheed and Dewdney Trunk Road. There are no side streets between Laity Street and 216th Street. This bridges that gap,” Pope explained. The provincial government will give $488,956, the District of Maple Ridge will provide $488,957, and TransLink will ante up $269,875. The Kennedy Road Multi-Use Pathway project in Pitt Meadows will benefit from $215,000. The City will put up $115,000 and the provincial government will pay $100,000. This new separated bike path will run from Lougheed Highway to

Ferry Slip Road, allowing cyclists to avoid using Kennedy Road, where truck traffic is high and the shoulders are narrow. “Even with separated bike paths people aren’t comfortable on residential streets. Kennedy Road is busy with large trucks. Again, it’s an important gap to fill,” Pope explained. “It will provide a safe connection to an existing pathway that links downtown to the dike system along Pitt River,” said Dalton. “It is very important for us to take advantage of these types of grants,” said Walters. “And we have a new


trail and cycling map coming out soon that will show all the bike trails. Grants make these types of projects happen,” she added.

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Crying wolf a relevant story The tale of the boy who cried wolf feels all too relevant this week. In the past few days, there have been three stories about disturbing incidents, just across the river in Langley, involving children. First, two girls reported a flasher encountered near their school. Then two boys said they had been the subject of a luring attempt. Finally, a third girl was again the subject of an attempted abduction. Unfortunately, one of those incidents, the one involving two 11-year-old boys, was fabricated, police say. After the police released a sketch of the suspect, the man pictured came forward and spoke to them. A quick second questioning of the boys revealed the truth. It’s easy to see how such a prank could get started, especially for children. They are bombarded with warnings about abductions and stranger danger – however rare those incidents may be, schools and parents want them to be safe. So stirring up a little trouble might seem like a lot of fun to a child’s point of view. Unfortunately, they can’t see the bigger picture yet. A false report, as the RCMP point out, can cause needless concern among residents, can smear an innocent person’s reputation, and can dilute the importance of real incidents. If faced with a deluge of such reports, people become numb and fearful, rather than watchful for the rare but real criminals. What the police have kindly not mentioned is that they spent time and money chasing down a crime that does not exist. Every moment that police spend on extra patrols in a neighbourhood, in a search for a non-existent suspect’s vehicle, or in talking to witnesses, is time they could have spent investigating burglaries, assaults, or robberies. The RCMP are reliant on the truthfulness of the public. They can’t ignore a report, so every false report will keep costing them – and the rest of us. – M.C.

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Free speech: dramatic comedy I’m an unabashed Monty What could be funny about Python fan. banning free speech? I’m not as fixated as some. I On its own, It’s too nasty for can only recite parts of the dead ordinary, banal humour, it’s cat skit and don’t know all the not painful enough for shock words to the spam song (actually, humour, and it’s not unusual practically everyone knows all the enough to pick away at with words, it’s just most of us don’t farce. know them in exactly the right From a comedic point of view, order). the subject needs more context I’m not crazy about the fish to make it funny, and it needs a dance, but I nearly fall off my special twist of its own to make by Bob Groeneveld chair every time I see the funny it hilarious. walks, and my eyes invariably First, let’s move the free speech tear up – with laughter – when ban to Canada, where we arroanyone so much as mentions they are looking gantly assume – against all reason and evidence for an argument. – that such things don’t happen here, that we I’m not a lumberjack working in the woods are free to think as we please, and allowed to of British Columbia… but my brother is… and discuss our thoughts openly and freely with that’s OK. whomever we please, without fear of retribution And the Norwegian Blue parrot is the absofrom an authoritarian state. lutely most hilarious dead bird ever invented. He And for the extra twist, we turn to Prince is an ex-parrot… but the joke is still as alive and Rupert’s school board – an enlightening bunch as funny as it was decades ago. of guardians of education (at least for those who I believe what makes Monty Python so incredbelieve it is the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows ibly funny is that, as ridiculous as the out-of-this- board of school trustees who put the Y in dysworld skits get, they are actually not as funny as functional. real life. Prince Rupert School District has banned its It’s just that, when it happens in real life, you teachers from speaking freely about… wait for often don’t feel like laughing, but when it’s preit… free speech. sented as a comedic skit, you have permission to Some Prince Rupert teachers have been bust your gut. wearing – much to the consternation of their We see stuff happening all the time that makes Pythonesque school trustees – T-shirts adorned us cringe or makes us angry or makes us pine with a stylized version of one of the most famfor the fjords of a lighter, happier world. ous Shakespeare quotes of all, the opening of But as horrible as they may be in the real Hamlet’s soliloquy questioning the meaning of world, such things would be perfect fodder for existence. the Monty Python gang, would ’twere they were The question, framed as “2(b) or not 2(b)?” still creating their own world and putting it to… on the front of the T-shirts, is backed with furthe Inquisition (*gasp*)! ther explanation on the back, through the text Case in point is the bizarre case of the free of Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights speech ban. and Freedoms: “2(a) freedom of religion, 2(b) freedom of expression, 2(c) freedom of peaceful What!? assembly, and 2(d) freedom of association.” Free speech is banned all over the place, you And now for something completely different… say?

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Penny dropped over costs

Dear Editor, Yesterday, we said goodbye to the penny. For Canadian taxpayers, it simply doesn’t make sense to make cents anymore. Pennies sit idle in jars and coffee cans on our dressers and in our closets. They consume too much of our small business owners’ and retailers’ time for too little in return. And they cost too much for taxpayers – 1.6 cents per penny, to be exact. Taxpayers deserve better, and they are now getting better. As announced last year, the penny is be phased out, starting Feb. 4, when the Royal Canadian Mint ceased distributing them.

With this, Canadian taxpayers will save $11 million each and every year, as pennies are fully phased out. As part of this penny-less reality, Canada will move to a new “rounding” system – much as did Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, and the many other countries that have long-ago and successfully eliminated their penny. How will “rounding” work? Cash payments will need to adapt when pennies are not available. As time passes, businesses will simply not have pennies, and at the same time, customers will run out of pennies to pay with. To deal with this, the fed-


Mill jobs built families

Dear Editor, Thank you for a great article on the Hammond Mill, an employer that helped build this community. Jobs at the mill helped families plan futures, buy homes, and raise healthy and strong families. Jobs at the mill paid a livable wage so people could do those basic things. Currently, the BC Liberal government is spending millions of dollars touting its Jobs Plan, which Premier Christy Clark promised would make us number one in Canada. How’s that working for you, Ms. Premier? As of December 2012, we were the worst in the West at job creation, and the fourth best in Canada. And on yearover-year performance, B.C. actually comes in sixth. And how many of those jobs are minimum wage, parttime, no-benefits kinds of jobs? The unemployment rate when the Jobs Plan was announced was 6.8 per cent – the unemployment rate 14 months later is 6.8 per cent. Maybe this government should get busy creating livable jobs, rather than spending all that money on spin. Bob Goos, Maple Ridge

eral government is encouraging all businesses to round cash transactions. Moving to the “rounding” system means that cash payments should be rounded symmetrically, a successful practice that has become normal in countries that have eliminated their pennies. Symmetrical rounding means that final cash amounts (i.e. after tax) and the change owed: • ending in 1, 2, 6 and 7 cents are rounded down to the nearest 5-cent increment; • ending in 3, 4, 8, and 9 cents are rounded up to the nearest 5-cent increment; • ending in 0 and 5 cents remain unchanged. It’s important to remember that this will only affect payments in cash. That means debit cards, credit cards, payment cards, and cheques will not be impacted at all and will continue to be settled to the exact cent. Finally, the penny will retain its value indefinitely, meaning consumers can use pennies for cash transactions with businesses that choose to accept them, or cash them in at their local bank or credit union. Consumers and businesses with questions about rounding and looking for more information on the phasing out of the penny can turn to: or call toll-free 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-6226232). Randy Kamp, MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission

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Council plays political game well

Dear Editor, Pitt Meadows City council members are showing they know how to play the game of politics. First, they blame their large percentage pay raises

on a volunteer citizen group that recommended said raises. No complaint from council, they just continue to fill their pockets and shift the blame. As for property taxes,

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Dear Editor, I would like to know what Prime Minister Stephen Harper thinks of Senator Patrick Brazeau’s public comments at a Tory fundraising event last week, at which Brazeau criticized the Idle No More movement and Chief Theresa Spence’s fast. It’s fine if he disagrees with both, but to say, “I was sick two weeks ago. I had the flu and I lost five pounds. I look at Miss Spence when she started her hunger strike, and now?” I’m also curious about Harper’s response to Ottawa-area Conservative MP Royal Galipeau who, at the same fundraising event, talked about how he visited Spence in her teepee on Victoria Island: “I stood in the circle around Chief Spence. I noticed that manicure of hers. I tell you [my wife] can’t afford it.” Generally, you expect to hear comments like that from trolls in the social media, not elected and appointed officials, especially at official fundraisers. A prime minister who says or does nothing to put a stop to it is, in my opinion, encouraging the racial divide that has lately been rearing its ugly head in my country. For shame. We will remember, come 2015. Cheryl Baron, Maple Ridge

even if every resident of Pitt Meadows had signed the tax petition, Queen Walters and her supporters on council would probably continue ruling Pitt Meadows as they see fit. Now the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation claims to bring 200 jobs to Pitt Meadows. Too bad the companies in question already have employees and are simply transferring their business sites here. So how many of the 200 jobs will go to Pitt Meadows residents? How long will it take for the PMEDC to generate new business taxes to cover its $250,000 annual cost? Lastly, Mayor Walters cast the deciding vote for both the City budget and for taking the land parcel north of the Lougheed Highway out of the Agricultural Land Reserve. Bravo, Mayor Walters. Archie Blankers, Pitt Meadows For more letters to the editor visit... – Click on Opinion.

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eachers refuse education. I remember when my Grade 7 teacher, Dolly Killips, taught me not to argue with teachers because it was non-productive. Generally, I found that advice to be true, and I believe one of the ways to measure a society is how well it treats its teachers. Most teachers I know, including some in our immediate family, are dedicated, well meaning, community contributors. Somehow, though, when they speak collectively through their federation – in my opinion – they sound like a bunch of whining, self-centered, non-caring idiots. The most recent example was the federation’s immediate, total rejection of the premier’s and education minister’s proposal that included 10 years of labour peace in the classroom. Part of the government’s proposal included recognizing that teachers have the right to bargain class size and composition (special needs students). This recognizes the court win by the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) that restored the right to bargain those issues, which were taken away in 2002

by Education Minister Christy Clark. Ironic. Someone should educate the teachers and the BCTF about what is happening to their brethren across the border and in the rest of the world. The percentage of unionized workers in the U.S. has dropped in the past 50 years, from 30 to 11.3 per cent. Gary Chaison, a labour professor, predicted in The Province, “In two or three years most cities in the United States with over a million population will be considering bankruptcy just to escape pension obligations.” School districts all over the U.S. have laid off thousands of teachers, and their pension plans, if any, are in shambles. Twentyfour states have passed “right-to-work” laws, and compulsory union dues are under attack. I am sure most British Columbians would have preferred the BCTF had considered the proposal and responded in a measured and productive way. We all hope that B.C. can stay in the economic bubble we are in, allowing us to not only continue to pay all of our teachers, but actually talk about pay raises. I don’t know of many places in the world

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right now where that is happening. Those of us who have been educated in the B.C. school system have been taught that sitting down and logically discussing problems is the best way to resolve them. Most of the teachers I know agree. As we head down the road again with teachers’ negotiations, wouldn’t it be nice to resolve the issues without them having to threaten withholding education of our children as a bargaining chip to acquire more taxpayer funds? So just to be clear, I am not starting an argument with our teachers, but if I were them, I would thoroughly examine the current premier’s offer. It may be the start of the best contract they are going to get. Just saying...... – Gordy Robson is a former Maple Ridge mayor and a local businessman raised in this community. His opinion column appears Tuesdays in the print and/or online versions of The TIMES. Questions and reactions can be emailed to Gordy c/o

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Good news for 1st Haney Scouts and Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue. Between the two local organizations, they managed to raise more than $5,000 from this year’s annual Christmas tree chipping endeavour. Money aside, it was also a fun undertaking for many participants, including Rover Derek Morrison, (left), Venturer Gage Crawford, and Rover Jannemarie Smyth who were involved with picking up the trees.

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St. Patrick’s students are bouncing with excitement, not only for what has been happening at Maple Ridge’s only independent Catholic school, but what’s still to come this month. Coming off the success of their recent dance week, all energies are now focused on this week’s open week. • See the full story and a few more photos at, search “Patrick’s”

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A trip that will see a local school group visit northern Uganda over spring break took shape back in 2006, when Westview Secondary teacher George Farkas was moved to tears while visiting a friend. Over 12 days, the Ugandan town of Jinja, an hour out of Kampala, will welcome the Maple Ridge contingent that includes students Brodie Turner, Carly Spence, Dayle Edwards, Elyse Murillo, Megan Watson, and Reilly Viveiros along with Farkas, fellow Westview teacher Susan Sarai, and Thomas Haney Secondary teacher Michael Devita. “These guys [the students] are called the ‘Jinja’ kids,” Farkas said. “That’s their nickname.” The group will be visiting orphanages and helping out at a school that’s being started this month by a 22-year-old teacher who lost her parents in Uganda’s ongoing conflict. The Canadian crew plans to paint the building and bring much-needed school supplies. Farkas helped organize the trip that’s been about seven years in the making and originated when he watched a trailer about the warfare in Uganda. What Farkas saw shook him to his core. “I didn’t even realize that there was this ongoing, 15-year war at that point,” he said. The trailer’s graphic images remain embedded in Farkas’s mind. “It showed kids with their ears cut off, their lips sliced off,” Farkas said. He broke down. “I couldn’t believe the brutality that men would

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Heading to the town of Jinja in northern Uganda over their spring break are Westview Secondary teachers Susan Sarai (left) and George Farkas along with students Dayle Edwards, Elyse Murillo, Reilly Viveiros, Brodie Turner, Megan Watson, and Carly Spence. do to kids,” he said. year,” Farkas said. The perpetrators are A fundraising campaign members of the Lord’s was set in motion. Resistance Army (LRA), To date, Farkas’s efforts led by Joseph Kony, which have raised $40,000. abducts children in northAssisting Farkas are the ern Uganda, south Sudan, Westview students includand Congo and turns them ing Edwards, who said into child soldiers. she’s always wanted to Moved by what he saw, visit Africa. Farkas was at a loss about “I’m happy to go to help what he could do to help the less fortunate,” she these children. said. “We have so much A year here in passed Canada “I couldn’t believe and Farkas and I’m received the brutality that men just really an email excited to would do to kids.” informing give back George Farkas him about a and look“GuluWalk” ing at the in Vancouver. different way of living.” In northern Uganda, Viveiros is looking children known as “night forward to spending his commuters” walk from spring break in northern their homes for towns, Uganda. such as Gulu, to escape “I think it’s awesome being kidnapped under the because usually I just cloak of night by the LRA. spend spring break chilling “They would do this out at home and not doing at night and come back anything useful,” he said. in the morning to go to “So I might as well use my school,” Farkas said. time wisely.” “They would do this every On Tuesday, Feb. 12, day.” A bus load of 35 students from Westview took part in the walk, raising $4,000 for the cause. “We were the only school that went that

On Thursday we’ll never read the same way again.

Westview is hoping to raise $5,000 at a fundraiser for Ugandan orphans. Elementary school students throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are invited to the Give Your Heart Valentine’s Carnival at the school at 20905 Wicklund Ave. Supported by the Westview PAC, the event runs from 4:30 tp 7:30 p.m. in Westview’s multipurpose room. The carnival is geared towards kindergarten to Grade 5 students with activities such as Puppy Love – a petting zoo with exotic animals, including a boa constrictor, supplied by Cinemazoo – a Henna tattoo artist, facepainting, and a silent auction for parents. Westview woodshop teacher Andy Strothotte built giant games for the carnival. Admission is $5 and each game costs 25 cents to play.

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• Maple Ridge Library presents its World Film series at 6 p.m. Call the library to ask the title of the film. The series runs every Tuesday until Feb. 26. Info: 604-467-7417.

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• The Holy Wow Poets’ Romantic Recital takes place at 7 p.m. at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge. Poets and spectators are welcomed. Bar concession will be open.

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• Garibaldi Art Club meets at 7 p.m. in the craft room on the third floor of The ACT. Club membership is $50 or $40 for seniors. Come and find out about their spring show and other events for 2013. Info: www.

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• Learn how to retrofit your home with the NOW House Project. There will be a meeting at Maple Ridge council chambers from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Come learn about using economy of scale to reduce heating costs by retrofitting old homes.

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• The Maple Ridge Historical Society will be at the Maple Ridge Library to help uncover the secrets of family trees. Find Your Family in the Library takes place at 7 p.m. Take the first steps in finding and using the library’s family history resources. Info and to register: 604-467-7417.

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• Ridge Meadows Fall Prevention Society presents Safety Superheroes at the Maple Ridge Library at 3:30 p.m. Learn all about safety with this entertaining and interactive session for kids from kindergarten to Grade 3. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers welcome. Info: at 604-467-7417.

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• Emerald Pig Theatrical Society presents Tell Me On A Sunday, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, adapted by John Stuart and Kerry Kierulf. The performance is directed by John Stuart and stars Robyn Van Luven. All tickets are $20 and include dessert, coffee or tea, and the show. Tickets can be bought by calling 604476-2787, by going to www., or by going to the box office at The ACT in person.

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An open forum discussion on the current state & future direction of our association. We would like to hear your thoughts, ideas & concerns

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DOG LICENCING In accordance with the City’s animal control bylaw, all dogs six (6) months old or older are required to have a licence. The cost of the licence for 2013 is as follows: Until February 28 Spayed or Neutered $17.50 Not Spayed/Not Neutered $47.50

March 1 $35.00 $65.00

Finance Department 604.465.2423 May be paid by cash, cheque, debit, visa or mastercard at Municipal Hall 12007 Harris Road prior to February 28th, 2013



This is the beginner-level, four week program designed to introduce your son or daughter to lacrosse, and allow him or her to try the sport before registering for a full-season. The program is limited to children residing in Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge with no formal lacrosse experience and 5 -7 years old.

Program dates are Saturdays February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 3rd from 6pm - 7:30pm at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre Gymnasium.

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$20.00 registration fee, includes four sessions featuring Ridge Meadows Burrards coaches, a t-shirt, and sticks provided. All nessesary equipement will be supplied; however, your child must come with running shoes, comfortable clothing, and a protective helmet (hockey-type helmet is ideal, bike helmets are fine).

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Caring Place

• The Salvation Army Caring Place is calling for teams for their fundraiser Coldest Night of the Year event. Team members must raise $125 and will walk on Feb. 23 with through the streets of Maple Ridge on a five-kilometre or 10-kilometre walk. To sign up: Amelia Norrie at 604-463-8296, ext. 106.


Evening of Romance

• Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is holding its third annual “Evening of Romance” dinner and dance on Feb. 16 at the seniors centre, 12150 224th St., Maple Ridge. Tickets are $38, seniors are $30. Dinner will be catered by Star Five. There will be a silent auction, 50/50, raffle, and door prizes. There are sponsorship opportunities and donations for the silent auction, raffle, and door prizes. Tickets are


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Nods needed The Canadian Paralympic Committee has put out a call for nominations for induction into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame. The committee encourages all members of the community to look to members, athletes, coaches, leaders, and others for those who could qualify as recipients of this prestigious award in one of three categories: athlete, coach, or builder. The 2013 forms are available at www.paralympic. ca/halloffame. All nominations must be received by March 15. • More online:, click on “Sports”

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Athlete signs up for hardest race A 35-year-old dad, gym owner, and RCMP officer has taken on a monumental challenge that has no end date.

by Sylver McLaren

Clan win dual The Simon Fraser University men’s swimming team scored a win over the division I Seattle University Redhawks on Saturday, winning 114-88 in dual meet action. Pitt Meadows’ Ciaran McDonnell and Paolo Olavario of Toronto got the final two victories for the Clan at the meet, with McDonnell taking the 100-metre butterfly in a time of 56.97 and Olavario winning the 100-metre backstroke in a time of 56.70. • More online:, click on “Sports”

Disco Fury and Gorgeous Michelle Starr will compete at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre on Feb. 8.

Ring holds grudge All Star Wrestling returns to Maple Ridge with a Grudge Match between Azeem the Dream and Gorgeous Michelle Starr and a showdown between Disco Fury and ELP on Friday, Feb. 8. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., at Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre, 12150 224 St. Tickets are $15 for front row and $12 general admission. They are available in advance at Haney Hawgs, Wok Box, All Seasons Tanning Salon, and Louis’ Leather. For more information, visit or call 778-868-6690. • More online:, click on “Sports”

Reach The TIMES' sports desk: Phone: 604-463-2281 or email:

Maple Ridge’s Rob Farrer is an RCMP officer and gym owner who was searching for a tougher challenge.

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Rob Farrer is a die hard. Regular races just aren’t hard enough for this 35-year-old Maple Ridge dad, so he signed up for The Death Race. Held annually since 2005 in Pittsfield, Va., The Death Race gives ultra-endurance athletes the chance to test their mental and physical prowess like no other event. Coincidentally, it has the URL “I like the endurance. I did the Fun Mudder last year, but it didn’t really test myself,” Farrer explained. “The people who started the Death Race are super smart men. It’s not a typical marathon. They say right up front that you won’t finish this race,” he said, adding that about 85 per cent of those who attempt the race don’t finish. The challenge-driven race requires competitors to complete a series of gruelling mental and physical challenges throughout a 65-kilometre course that runs through the woods in Vermont. “I’ve been in a lot of races, and I’ve run marathon distances, but this is the first multi-day adventure race,” Farrer said about the June 21 race. Competitors may be asked to chop wood, carry a 20-pound stump around for hours, lift 10- to 30pound rocks for five hours, crawl through mud under barbed wire, or after 20 hours of racing, memorize the names of the first 10 U.S. presidents or a Bible verse, hike to the top of a mountain and recite them back in order. Farrer expects to have to chop wood for hours and has been training in Hemlock, where his family has a condo with a wood-burning fireplace. “All this with sleep deprivation, and if you don’t get the answer right, you have to start all over again,” Farrer explained. Andy Weinberg, one of the organizers of the Death Race, asked Farrer via email if he likes to be woken up by air horn or water hose. “My reply was both, I’m a heavy sleeper, and his response was ‘noted.’ Death Racers have no idea what to expect as the course map and list of challenges are kept secret, which is ideal for Farrer. He is a corporal with the RCMP E Division fighting business crimes like passing fake currency and committing credit card fraud. And he owns a Rob Farrer daughters Kadyn, seven, and Ashlyn, cross-fit gym in Port five, helped him train for the upcoming Death Race Coquitlam. “This is not a specta- by standing on his shoulders. tor sport, especially for little kids,” Farrer explained. He and his wife Brandy have three children under the age of seven: Kadyn, seven, Ashlyn, five, and Syler, two. “They think it’s great. The girls – Kadyn and Ashlyn – try to devise little workouts for me,” he said. About his wife, he explains that she understands and is supportive, “but she thinks I’m crazy.”


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FARNSWORTH - Tom Dec 17, 1943 - Jan 18, 2013

Tom passed away suddenly at Maple Ridge Hospital on January 18, 2013. With deep sadness we mourn our loss of a husband, father and grandpa, (also son brother, cousin and uncle). After retiring from CN Rail Tom devoted a lot of his time to his grandchildren and always kept in touch with all his friends at the CNR. He loved to travel with family and friends and each holiday became an adventure. Memories of those special times will forever be in our hearts, there was seldom a dull moment! He loved his grandchildren Taylor and Gage, Jessie and Dylan and created some wonderful memories with them. He would always say “I never want to grow up, I always want to be a kid”. He was very committed to the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears and served as president for quite a few years. Tom leaves behind his wife, Wendy of 48 years, daughters Cindy (Ken) and Stacey (Dean) and many family and friends. We will all remember his great sense of humor, caring nature and special personality. “JUST HOLD MY HAND AND WE’RE ALMOST THERE.” In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favourite charity or to Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears. A Celebration of Life will be held at Meadow Highlands Co-op Club House 11892 Ponderosa Blvd, off Hamond Road in Pitt Meadows on February 9th, 2013 from 1-4pm (drop in.)

CORDONI, Ricardo Marx Apr 25, 1947 - Jan 30, 2013 Rick, in his 65th year, youngest of Doris and Tony, passed away the morning of January 30th with loved ones at his side... Gone too soon from cancer. His family saw him through his last week with assistance at Ridge Meadows Hospital and his final hours in McKenney Creek Hospice. Rick lived an active, healthy life with many hobbies and interests. Born in Maple Ridge he graduated from Maple Ridge Secondary and married Leah (nee Pearsall now wife to Ed Perrett), having their first son Che Ricardo shortly after in 1968. Rick enrolled in psychiatry school graduating to work as a psych nurse at Riverview Hospital. He loved working with the patients and was an active part of their lives. Rick was an extremely caring person and nursing was more than prescribing meds, he spent hours working with them one-on-one to get them back out into the community. He had a light heart and related well using his intellect along with his compassion and sense of humour. His patients often kept in touch long after they had got back on their feet and left the hospital. Rick and Leah had another son Marcus Anthony Charles in 1970 and family time was spent boating, camping, on road trips to see the grandparents, and in the outdoors. Rick loved his boys and spent a lot of time teaching them about mechanics, art, history and carpentry. Che picked up on the mechanics and was working on boat engines at 8 years old. Marcus had a natural affinity for the arts and they spent time together drawing cars and portraits. In 1976 another child was born, this time a daughter Angela. When Rick and Leah separated he took on a strong role as a single dad, having the boys at home and never missing a weekend with Angie. Most weekends in the summer were spent on the boat with the kids heading up to the Pitt Lake to camp or dive; in the winter the kitchen table was loaded with papers and homework. He was a huge part of their education offering his advice, opinions, and time. Rick was a political thinker and environmentalist. He often took Angie to weekend festivals in support of nature and conservation and spent his life petitioning the city to ensure appropriate development and accountability to all living things. He was a passionate supporter of the NDP and was a left-thinker, supporting peace initiatives, jobs, public health care and education. His favourite conversations were debates about politics and current events. He spent many days involved in peace rallies and always fought for what he believed to be right for humanity and social justice. Rick was an avid reader; newspapers, books and periodicals; anything on current and world affairs. He often submitted his views to the editorial in the newspapers and spent time on literature and writing. He was an amazing dancer to the end. Rick spent his last few years with Sharon Shinkaruk enjoying his retirement with her. The two of them could always be found at Starbucks in the mornings enjoying a crossword, heading out for drives in his classic old sports cars that he loved fixing up, or playing a game or 2 of crib. Rick is survived by sons, Che and Marcus, his daughter Angie, his partner Sharon, his brother Monte (Mary), his nephews Jason (Deanna with children Rebecca and Ryan) and Lewis (with children Halen and Carissa) uncles, Elmer [Bunk], Dante [Dint] (Margaret), Alfie (Vi) and aunts, Doris [Dobie] (Jud), Josephine [Joey]. Celebration of Life will be held at Hammond Community Centre, 20601 Westfield Ave, Maple Ridge, Sunday, February 10, 2 to 4 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to a favourite charity or society. Forever in our hearts. He leaves this world a better place.

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Houses - Sale


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

6020-06 CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500


For Sale by Owner

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see id5603

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349 NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see id5320 PAD IN Ruskin MHP. Pet & family friendly! Rent $449/mo. Great view of Stave River. New home $89,900 incl F&S, DW, upgraded carpet. Call Chuck 604-830-1960. id # 81635 THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see id5400


MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $999,000. 604 838-8692

North Delta

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

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see id5604

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


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



OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $400K 778-859-0717 see id4272


GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

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

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

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

6020-38 E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see id5628

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


Houses - Sale

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see id5568


Houses - Sale


W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $520,000 604-617-3748 see id5599


Langley/ Aldergrove

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

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see id5595

Ladner/ South Delta

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see id5617 5 ACRE blueberry farm with garage water & sewer at property line $949K 604-880-5069 see id5642 5 ACRE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IN MAPLE RIDGE potential 43 units. $1,250,000. Vendor can finance. 2 houses, $2400/mo. Also 2.5 acres for $775,000. Call 604-760-3792


Houses - Sale


GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see id5631


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

Other Areas BC

Maple Ridge/Pitt Mead.

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

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 604-798-1258

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


Mobile Homes

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612

ESTATE SALE 2 BR + lndry rm, 14 x 60 Mobile Home, $9,000 comes with w/d, d/w, f/s, a/c in master bdrm, removable wheel chair ramp. 14 x 50 ft covered carport, 14 x 10 ft shop, 14 x 60 ft fenced yard, comes w/lawnmower, pad rental $650/mo. #42-8190 King George Blvd. Sry. Cheryl 1-604-768-6761

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


Industrial/ Commercial


NEW HOME w/river view in Ruskin. Fam/pet ok. $89,900 w/ $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960

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

Lots & Acreage

Houses - Sale

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

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


Okanagan/ Interior

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

23790 115A AVE, MAPLE RIDGE – OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun ~ 2-4pm – 4 BR home from $18,500 down $1715/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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

Vancouver East Side

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

Real Estate

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Lots & Acreage


Port Moody

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




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




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

Houses - Sale


PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see id5547

To advertise call



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

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

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Open House Sun Feb 10, 2-4pm Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.



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

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


Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6020-24 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

Vancouver East Side


Houses - Sale


GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $210,888 778-834-8224 see id5576

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


Houses - Sale

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see id5575


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



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

Stunning Gilker Hill Estates, 4 bdrm 3 bath 2 storey with basement located in cul de sac backing onto greenbelt offered at $569,900. This home is a “10” and must be seen to appreciate. View pictures and virtual tour at: Call Kevin at 604.603.6762

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

Build Results

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see id5592

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times



Out Of Town Property

Out Of Town Property


Recreation Property

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

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



Real Estate Investment

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

Mobile Homes




RENTALS Apartments & Condos

1 BDRM & Den, 3132 Dayanee Springs Blvd, CQ, 765sqft $1300/mth call 778-238-3630


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1 & 2 BR APT, $715 & $815, Port Coquitlam, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartments Available March 1

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea/ floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access

604 - 941 - 7721




561 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Includes heat, hot water, underground parking, close to bus stop, school, SFU, Lougheed Mall. No Pets.

Office 604-773-6467

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

Cell: 604 813-8789 COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, No pets. $740. Feb 1. 604-939-9281.

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


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

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

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR start $720. Immed/Feb 1. Bldg laundry. By transit. 778-865-6696

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.

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

office: 604- 939-8905

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

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 Mayne Island Recreational 1/3 acre lot, community water, 1blk to Beach, $89,500, 778-245-0965

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

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


BBY 1 BR very clean & safe, Loughd skytrain, appls, prkg, gym/ sauna, $875. Mar 1. 604-570-0556

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

BBY NR SFU renod 3 BR apt, new bath/paint, N/s, n/p. Now. $1200 inc heat. 778-908-0814

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-863-9980

1300 King Albert, Coq


Collectibles & Classics

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

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

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,500. 604-591-8566

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

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



1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

FOR SALE WHSE incls showroom, office & Mezz - 2522 sq ft, located Port Coq, overlooking Mary Hill By-pass, $428,000. Call Brian, Sunnus Prop 604-790-4825 Lease expires June 30, 2013




NEW Special - 1/2 month FREE + $200 Gift Card Large clean newly reno’d 1, 2 & 3 BR stes, heat, hot water included. Pet Friendly. Walk Score = 75 Call 604-530-0030




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

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

Houses - Rent

AVAIL NOW OR MAR 1, 4 BR house, 2633 James St., Abbotsford. $1200/mo. No utils, No Pets. Can be used as legal office space as well. 604-583-6844, 604 809-7796 BBY N view upper 2 BR + Den, 2 ba, share w/d, share utils, np $1300; lower 2 BR $850, np, 121 North Warwick. 604 299-0403

BBY S. nr Metro Town. Upper flr, 1600sf, 3 BR, 1.5 ba, w/d, hrdwd, dbl carport, deck, alarm, $1500 + 2/3 utils. N/S. 604-322-0180 COQ CTRE, 924 Westwood St. OPEN M-F 12-3 & Sat/Sun 10-4. Up 3 BR, 5 appl, carport. $1075 + 2/3 utls. Pet ok. 1-778-216-0472 POCO 3 BR 2 lvl hse, lrg fam rm, 2000 sqft, 2.5 baths, gara, new w/d, n/s, small pet ok, $1850. Avail Mar 1. Refs. 604-836-6736 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




Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Central MRidge T/H nr WCE to share, nr amens $460 incls utils/ net/cbl/ph, ldry, 778-689-8424

POCO 1 BR bsmt ste, 5 appls, h/w flrs, own w/d, $800 + 1/2 utils, n/p, Avail Mar 1. 604-728-9776

Shared Accommodation

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau like new loaded. Consider trade $6000. 604-534-2997

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 10TH/KINGSWAY clean 2 BR bsmt ste, new paint/ carpet, cls to tranist/schools, ns, np. $800 incls uitls. Av now. 604-644-1312 BBY UPPER lev view 3BR + 2 bath, 1500 sf, own w/d, garage, h/w flrs, nr shcools n/s, n/p. $1500 + 1/2 utils. Av now. 604-524-0667

2000 FORD Taurus SE 4DR SILVER Auto, A/ C, CD, p/w, p/d locks, keyless, Air Cared. 151Km CLEAN Good condition #7122 $2500. 604-375-6548 DL#31189


Townhouses Rent

MRIDGE BROOKSIDE Gardens 3 BR newly reno’d, 5 appl, fenced yard, Feb 15 or March 1 ★Pets Welcome ★ 778-835-0748 PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse $870, quiet family complex, no pets. 604-464-0034

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

2003 CADILLAC Escalade, low km’s, original white, loaded. $21,500 obo, 604-855-6108

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

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:

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


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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

E-SCOOTERS NEW & USED Have collection of E-Scooters. All performance mods & Lithium available. Christmas Specials! $800 - $1600. 604 615-6245.

MINT CONDITION (Cloverdale) $7000 OB0 Call 604-788-0060 2007 YAMAHA RI - Dark Red & Black - Double & Single seat cover - 12600 KM - Custom Front & Rear Lights - Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and Awesome


Scrap Car Removal

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

2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610

2006 FORD ranger FX4, 98K, a/c, new brakes, never off road, $10,995 obo, 604-722-2470

Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

1999 TOYOTA Corolla LE ,auto, 184km, 4 door, p/w, fuel economy, Good condition, reliable, air cared, only ask $2700 #7121, 604-375-6548. DL#31189 1999 VOLVO V70 GLT station wagon, 158000km 2.4 ltr turbo, AT, all luxury options, 35mpg great car $4400 obo 604-820-8218


2004 CHEV OPTRA 5, new brakes/tires, 151K, $4500 obo, 604-819-3485, no Sun calls pls

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



2006 CHEVY malibu 4 dr like new, silver, 80700km, fully Loaded, auto, radio, 4cyl, alarm, $7500 604-853-3454 1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6300. Call 604-518-3166

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

COQ 2 BR townhouse, quiet family complex, no pets. 12 $965. 604-942-2277 COQ 2 BR twnhse, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, near amens, No pets. $970. 604-939-9281.



COQ WESTWOOD Plat 2 BR bsmt, 4 appl, nr bus, ns/np. $880 + 1/3 util. Now. 604-306-6136 PT MOODY, Near Newport, 3 BR main flr, priv entry, inste W/D, gas f/p. ½ garage. N/S, N/P. avail now, $1130/mo. 604-461-4712

Luxury Cars

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

COQ 2 BR g/lvl, priv ent, w/d, incls net & cbl, $1000 + 1/3 utils, 1000 sqft, Feb 1. 604-464-2181 COQ CAPE HORN, Lrg Reno’d 2 BR, w/d, $1100 incls utils, cbl & alrm. Mar 1. small pets neg. nr bus & ammens, n/s, 604-880-7237


9160 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


AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424

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


CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663

Recreation Property



2000 GMC Sierra 3500 Auto 210,000 kms crew cab 4x4 long box 350 eng Auto work truck incl. canopy & headache rack $3,500. 604-820-0486 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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

2006 NISSAN Ultima, 4dr, 2.5, light green/beige inter, no accident, $6200 obo, 604-219-4156 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

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


FEBRUARY This month at The ACT


Maple Ridge Art Gallery Portable Walls

February 9 – March 9 Artist team Christian Nicolay and Ya-chu Kang will create a site-specific installation of their artwork in mixed media from their “Portable Walls” series.

Public Reception:

For more information about these events and upcoming events contact or visit the

GEMS Movie Series: Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

Monday, February 25 – 7:30 p.m. WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.

The Studio/L’atelier

February 3 – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: Tues. – Sat. 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tell Me On A Sunday

Saturday, March 2 – 2:00 p.m. Four curious dancers bring paintings to life before your eyes in renowned Quebec company Bouge de là’s latest production.


Try something new in 2013.

February 7 - 9, 14, 16 - 17, 8:00 p.m. Emerald Pig Theatrical Society presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one-woman play about a young English Lobby Nights @ The ACT Free nights of writing, poetry, music and discussion, woman’s trials and tribulations in love in New York. Tuesday and Thursday nights. Tickets include dessert. View the full schedule at Family Lantern-Making Workshop February 11 – 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Come to a free lantern-making workshop in The ACT Register for Spring Arts Programs! lobby. Fun for all ages!

Maple Ridge Arts Centre & Theatre 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Friday, February 15 – 8:00 p.m. Legendary local rockers with some of the catchiest songs in Canadian rock.

To register, call 604-465-2470 or visit

Ballet Jörgen Canada: Swan Lake

Sunday, February 17 – 7:30 p.m. Ballet Jörgen Canada celebrates it’s 25th anniversary with a timeless work of extraordinary beauty.


Sports & Imports









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

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

2001 DODGE Cargo Van, 113,000km, exc shape, no accid, $6500 obo, 604-853-1158



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

24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email

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

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


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

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


Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546


2010 - 28FT CLASS C Motorhome, 41,000 miles, $49,500. Call 604-888-7868

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

1993 VW EUROVAN. 2nd owner, 7 passenger/bed. Very clean, $3500. 604-945-0376

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

To advertise call

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



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





2011 ARTICFOX 8ft 11', winter package, 1 ton short box, includes slide outs, generator, ac, remote jack, sterio, fully loaded, $25,000, obo, 604-793-3399

2011 TRIPLE-E, Class B, M/H, 6yr wrty, low km’s, loaded, mint, $95,000 obo, 604-855-6108 2003 30’ Citation Supreme 5th Whl, 2 slides, exc cond, rear living, loaded, many extras, new tires & batteries. Hitch incl. $32,000. 604-794-7529 (Chwk)



Insured - Licensed - Bonded





Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured


1977 DODGE camper van. Good condition. Stove/fridge/furnace. $2,800 obo. 604-599-3835

1 to 3 Men

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

Hot • Renos or New Jobs • Boilers Water • Drain Camera Inspection Tanks • Water Jetting Flushing from $795


2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends


LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE, fall cleanups, salting, snow removal Aries Bobcat, Dave 604-808-9017

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $10,000 604-796-2866


Seniors Discount

1969 Mariner Ski Boat, 4 cyl in-board consider trade for sport utility atv $4,100. 778 808-7250


Moving & Storage


Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720 1994 - 11 ft Timberline Camper. Electric jacks & more. Excellent cond. $6300. Call 604-576-6598

Flooring/ Refinishing



• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT


Renovations & Home Improvement


Tree Services


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

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585


HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation. to advertise call


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

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

MAPLE RIDGE Your Hometown Store





1. Lowest Price Guaranteed. We will not only match, but beat any competitor’s price by 10% of the difference*. 2. LOCAL, hometown service with friendly, knowledgeable staff. 3. Convenience. If it’s on sale at Sears, it’s on sale right here in Maple Ridge! 4. Mass inventory and selection! LARGE showroom filled with major appliances, vacuums, electronics, mattresses, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and so much more!!! 5. We sell Kenmore. CANADA’s #1 selling brand of home appliances. 6. We sell all leading national brand major appliances including Whirlpool, Maytag, LG, Frigidaire, GE, Amana, Bosch, KitchenAid, Inglis, Samsung & more. 7. Intrest-free payment options when you use your Sears Card or Sears MasterCard. 8. We service what we sell. Our service department can be reached at 1-800-469-4663 24/7 9. DELIVERY and removal of old appliances at a nominal charge. 10. PEACE OF MIND! Protect your investment with optional protection agreements.


604.460.8077 Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9:30-5:00 Sun Noon-4:00 *see store for details

203 Street

*On major appliances and vacuums. Some restrictions apply. See Store for complete details.

Westgate Shopping Centre

Regency Centre

Triple Tree Nursery

Lougheed Highway

#10 - 20475 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge • Between Triple Tree Nursery & Save-on-Foods

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times February 5 2013