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Sale of ferry site pending When the Albion Ferry closed, the District wanted all possibilities for the site to be looked at by TransLink. by Maria Rantanen

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Ramblers Peyton Smith, Shaimen Bhogal, and Cam Hicks need to raise money to pay for their trip to the national wrestling championships in early April.

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Three local teens who wrestle for the Ramblers will soon head to the nationals in Saskatoon. by Sylver McLaren

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Two wrestlers will compete at the national championships for the first time and one for the second time when they head to Saskatoon for the tournament. Peyton Smith, Shaimen Bhogal, and Cam Hicks, all from Maple Ridge Secondary, have earned spots to represent B.C. at the 2013 Cadet and Juvenile Ask us How to

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National Championships in Saskatoon went over 30 seconds,” Smith said. “I from April 4 to 7. haven’t really had a challenge yet. I hope Smith made short work of her opponto find it at nationals,” she said. ents at the B.C. high school Smith said that she is not wrestling championships in sure what to expect at nationScan this Duncan. als, “because she hasn’t The Maple Ridge Secondary fought against anyone nationpage with Grade 11 phenom barely ally, yet.” broke a sweat at the March 1 MRSS’s War on the Floor and 2 tournament, easily winsilver medalist is Grade 12’s ning the girls 90-kg weight Bhogal, who lost by one point class by disposing of her three to the eventual champion. He opponents in less than a minute – comwill also attend nationals. bined. He missed last year’s nationals because Smith hasn’t had a point scored against of an injury, but he placed fifth at her in two years. Windsor, Ont., the year before, in 2010. continued on page A19… “I had four matches and none of them

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TransLink is in negotiations to sell the Albion Ferry site. Because it is a land negotiation, TransLink can’t give any details on the negotiations, or reveal whom they are talking to, said the transit authority’s spokesperson Derek Zabel. However, he did confirm that negotiations have been ongoing for a couple months. The Albion Ferry closed a few months after the opening of the Golden Ears Bridge in 2009. The previous Maple Ridge council gave their input to TransLink about the site, said Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin. He added that the former ferry site is “a regional asset,” which could be turned into a public asset. “We wanted to Ernie Daykin ensure all possibilMaple Ridge mayor ities and opportunities were explored,” Daykin said about council’s communication with TransLink. Daykin said the site, which is half an acre in size, would be a great spot for tourism activity, or to make a connection to the other side of the river. “We have a great asset in the river,” he added. Daykin said he hoped there would be some kind of “creative, out-of-the-box” use for the lot, perhaps tying it in with the Experience the Fraser initiative, or complementing Bruce’s Market and the Kingfisher Waterfront Bar and Grill that is next to the former ferry site.

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Albion input sought Densifying the north end of Albion is the subject of an open house on Wednesday at Samuel Robertson Technical, 10445 245th St., between 4:30 and 8 p.m. Maple Ridge is considering increasing density in the north Albion area from its original plans. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Bernadette Beck landed a role in a film.

Actor no longer bullied When 18-year-old Bernadette Beck landed a supporting role in a feature film, she knew right away she wanted to use her good fortune to reach out to other teens. A graduate of Westview Secondary, Beck said acting helped her break out of social isolation after years of bullying. • More at www.mrtimes.com

NDP host book event A book about B.C. premier Dave Barrett, who represented the district of Dewdney in the early 1960s, will be featured at an NDP event at the Pitt Meadows Library this Saturday. Authors Geoff Meggs, a Vancouver city councillor, and Rod Mickelburgh will be part of the event from 3 to 5 p.m. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Paralympic representative, and a member of the Junior National Wheelchair Basketball All Star Team. He has even met South African President Nelson Mandela. In 1998 he was chosen by Sylver McLaren by then Ontario Minister of smclaren@mrtimes.com Culture Isabel Basset to have There were tears and smiles lunch with Mandela when during motivational speaker the Nobel Peace Prize Shayne Smith’s visit at a local winner visited Toronto. high school on Friday. He told of how He is a powerful storyteller President Mandela put who relates well to kids, includhis hand on his shoulder ing those at Maple Ridge and told Smith it was an Secondary. honour to share a meal The main message in 24-yearwith him. old Smith’s presentation is to folCoincidently, Smith is the low through with your dreams, first Canadian-born person no matter what obstacles life in his family and his mother may throw in the way. was born in South Africa. “I’m here to change your life, When asked how he conor at least change your perspectracted his disease, he said he tive of your life,” Smith told a didn’t know how, but he does gym full of grade 8 and 9 stuknow why. dents. “Because I’m strong “Why do we make enough to deal with it,” Scan this fun of people who Smith explained. page with look different? Where’s “Every person in this the logic in that? Why room has the strength focus on differences? to beat whatever chalAre we all people? lenge that they are Well, s..t, that seems to going through. I prombe all that matters,” he ise you that. I swear said from his wheelchair. it,” he added. At four months old he contractSmith told a story about one of ed meningococcal septicemia, or his encounters back in October. blood poisoning, and was given a He met a 16-year-old girl at one two-per-cent chance of surviving. of his presentations and she told Twenty-seven surgeries later him his words made her secondand Smith is missing both legs, guess her plan to attempt suicide one hand, and half of each finger the following weekend. on the other hand. But it hasn’t He said he didn’t want to hear slowed him down. about her death. Life can be tough. But for “I would be upset. It would Smith it’s been a journey for suc- hurt me. I care. And I love you,” cess. Smith has accomplished a he told her. lot in his 24 years. She dived into his chest and He carried Ontario’s flag in soaked his shirt with her tears, the opening ceremonies at the he said. No one had ever said 2011 Canada Winter Games, is a those three words to her in her

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entire life. She is still alive today. “You never know how your kindness will save someone’s life,” he said. “There’s no limit to what people can achieve.” Friday’s presentation was the Ontario native’s first time telling his story in B.C. Smith teamed up with Tutor Doctor and was flown to B.C. to give inspirational speeches through the Why Factor program to three Maple Ridge schools: MRSS, Harry Hooge Elementary, and Westview Secondary.

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ing the Friends in Need Food Bank Society in Maple Ridge. Through this program, Envision has committed to raising at least $1 million for those food banks during the next 10 years. And to kick off the program, Envision made a $5,000 donation to Food Banks BC, as well as a $1,000 donations to each of the 11 food banks in the 10 communities where the local financial institution operates.

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Long-time board members Dr. Michael Orser and John Becker (inset) were at the Meadowridge open house Thursday to explain expansion plans for the school, including phase one – which will see more junior kindergarten students, like above, attending.

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Plans were shared for multi-phase additions to Meadowridge School during an open house Thursday.

doubling of Meadowridge’s junior kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms, said John Becker, past chair of the school’s board of governance. But that growth will ultimately trickle up into the other grades through the course of the next five to 10 years, by Roxanne Hooper Becker explained. View video rhooper@mrtimes.com “We’re embarking on one of and photos Meadowridge School unveiled the most exciting times in our with a multi-million dollar, multihistory. A new expansion…” phased expansion plan that he said of the expansion of will see the private school the 240th Street International grow from the current 540 to Baccalaureate school. upwards of 800 students over This project is expected to cost the next five years or so. $3 million, and the school is in the proPhase one is to build an early childhood cess of starting on a public fundraising education centre. campaign for a third of those funds. Actual on-site work is expected to begin The rest of the school expansion will in May, with the demolition of the former happen as student enrolment and fundheadmaster’s home on the property. ing simultaneously make it necessary and Architects are already putting together possible, Becker explained during an open working plans for that structure. And, house at the school Thursday afternoon. pending expansion approval that’s expectAmong other future expansion plans, ed in April from the Agricultural Land there’s hope to expand the gymnasium, Commission, construction of the first new incorporate more classroom space, add to wing will start in early summer with com- the existing arts and theatre area, facilitate pletion expected in time for September a greenhouse, and feature a long-house 2014 classes. style multi-purpose building. • More at www.mrtimes.com, search “Meadowridge” This first new wing will facilitate the

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C y NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND RESTRICTIVE COVENANT BB1463351 TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Pitt Meadows City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC on Tuesday March 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to consider an amendment to a covenant registered on the following property: The northern portion of Lot 1 Section 25 Block 6 North Range 1 East New Westminster District Plan BCP44633 This covenant was a condition of the rezoning that was adopted by Council on April 6th, 2010. The purpose of the amendment to this covenant is to allow a relaxation of building setbacks from the Lougheed Highway Rightof Way as follows: Building 4: from 30 metres to 13.7 metres; and Building 5: from 30 metres to 24.5 metres The relative location of the land to be affected by the proposed bylaw is indicated on the sketch plan below:

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The City of Pitt Meadows Public Works Department will be flushing water mains throughout the municipality for approximately twelve weeks beginning March 4, 2013. During this time there may be a temporary drop in water pressure or a noticeable discolouration in tap water. To correct problems with milky water, open the cold tap slightly to bleed air from the water lines. If you experience problems with dirty water, turn on an outside tap and let it run until the water clears. The City thanks residents for their patience during this routine maintenance of the water mains. If there are any questions or concerns please call 604-465-2434. Public Works Department 11333 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2M5

The Bylaw and associated staff report may be viewed at the City Hall between March 8th, 2013 and March 19th, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected hereby shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained herein or by making a written submission (or email) by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 19, 2013 to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services. All submissions will become part of the public record. Kelly Kenney Manager of Legislative Services 604-465-5454 kkenney@pittmeadows.bc.ca


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Shocking messages about browsing child pornography often scare a person into sending money, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP. The Canadian AntiFraud Centre has been receiving reports from people who say their computers are being frozen, or they have been locked out, after receiving pop-up messages warning them that their computer has been associated with child pornography. These warnings claim to be from the RCMP or CSIS and tell the recipient to pay $100 via Ukash so their computer can be unlocked. These types of messages, commonly known as scareware, are designed to create such shock and anxiety that victims respond by sending money quickly, Mounties warn, noting they’re scams. •More at www.mrtimes.com

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Maple Ridge firefighters Geoff Williamson and Todd Larson, ICBC road safety coordinator Kate Woochuk, and ICBC road safety speaker Kevin Brooks, were at Garibaldi Secondary Wednesday for the kickoff to a road-safety speaker series.

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Kevin Brooks spoke about drinking and driving, being confined to a wheelchair, and losing his friend.

On average, three youth are killed and 1,160 injured in the Lower Mainland during April, May, and June every year. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are no exception. That’s why ICBC kicked off its road safety speaker program at Garibaldi Secondary in Maple Ridge last week, to connect with high school students as they head into the grad party season. Kevin Brooks spoke to Garibaldi Secondary students on Wednesday. From his wheelchair, Brooks told

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Intimidation misses point Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s the federal government. Unfortunately, that line has struck a number of people as less than funny, after the feds sent workers to the homes of Employment Insurance claimants to Scan this check on them. page with Ottawa claims the visits are needed to protect Canada’s EI program from fraud, although it’s hard to see how a house visit could accomplish that. Most job coaches will say that sitting at home isn’t the best way of finding work. The program smacks of intimidation and does little that couldn’t be accomplished by picking up the phone. It also focuses energy in entirely the wrong place. Most people who are unemployed would prefer to be working. Fact is, the economic recovery has been painfully slow over the past several years. Despite the fact EI is an insurance program that workers pay into, the federal government has in recent years made it more difficult to qualify for benefits, and cut the length of time benefits are received. None of which has done anything to help those who find themselves out of work through no fault of their own. Contrast this with the kid-glove treatment recently afforded to senators who have apparently been claiming false residences in order to collect a special housing allowance at taxpayers’ expense. Recently, Senator Mike Duffy said he’d repay tens of thousands of dollars in housing allowance after falsely claiming a cottage in Prince Edward Island was his principal residence. Seems a few folks in the Red Chamber could benefit from a government-sponsored house call. – Glacier Media

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Zoning into saving daylight Christy Clark walked into my He was having a Tea Party!!! office this morning. I gotta tell ya I love this time Unannounced. of year. That’s odd enough in itself… Sleep deprivation provides me but she was smiling at me. with hallucinations that would And she was holding hands totally blow the minds of most with Adrian Dix. veteran acid heads. And they were both smiling. Who needs booze and drugs And then John Cummins when you have Daylight Saving walked in. Time? And they were all smiling. On the other hand, I find that It was a downright, positive, old adage aimed at reminding by Bob Groeneveld lovey-dovey smile fest. us which way to turn the clocks Everybody was happy and – “Spring forward, fall back” – is agreeable… they even announced kind of bogus. – veritably proclaimed! – their complete and The “fall back” makes sense, but gimme a total harmonious agreement with one another. break: “spring” forward? And they began singing Kumbaya and clapping Anyone who can “spring” through the DST hands and dancing a kind of tribal sort of dance time change and into the ensuing Monday morof joy: bent over and clapping one moment, and ning work routine has a lot more than lack of then straight up, jazz hands flapping through the sleep (and maybe a few extra cups of coffee) air above their heads the next – all in time with invigorating their brain cells. the syncopated rhythm of resounding drums As a matter of fact, anyone with a so-called from the newsroom. “spring” in their step this week has a propensity Laughter rang through the halls, and the next to annoy me deeply. thing you know, Stephen Harper was there I’ll take it further: I am especially easily – laughing and singing and dancing… annoyed by happiness and joy displayed too And then Alison Redford floated in – on point abundantly at this time of year. – wearing a tutu. I find that I am more easily irritated by people She hugged her “BFF” Christy, curtsied in who foolishly assume that there is nothing Harper’s direction, batted her eyelashes winning- wrong with them being happy and displaying ly at Dix and Cummins, and joined the dance. their enthusiastic energy whenever they darned And who do you think poked their heads well please. around the corner, but Redford’s pals spearheadAnd I get particularly annoyed at people who ing Enbridge’s Gateway Pipeline project and a seem to find it necessary to point out my irrithandful of other Alberta oil-patch cohorts, who ability at the most unpropitious times – which is all linked arms with their B.C. Liquid Natural pretty much any time at all, of course (although Gas buddies and joined the ever-widening dance most people who know me say they don’t notice circle. any difference between now and the rest of the They were fracking and drilling and cutting year… probably because I hide it well, I guess). corporate taxes all over the place! Apparently, sleep deprivation can also cause mood swings along with the hallucinations. And then what to my wondering eyes did Oh! Look! There’s Elizabeth Rosenau squareappear? Over in the corner, by the file cabinet, dancing with Marc Dalton! Barack Obama was… sipping… tea!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Robson personifies callousness

Mr. Robson’s I’m confused Scan this remarks regardby Gordy image with ing St. George’s Robson’s term, Maple Ridge. His “lost souls” misuse of the [Outreach term “missionmust create aries” conjures a synergy, Feb. vision of persons 26 Just Saying, Letters to TIMES], because outside the community swooping the Editor no one I’ve ever seen come in where they by for a meal do not belong. fits that description. The volunteers are from Maple Ridge – locals. Mr. Kiirsti Owen, Maple Ridge Robson’s allegation of St. George’s running an illegal soup kitchen is completely Dear Editor, wrong. Mr. Robson is sadly misLouise Cooper, Maple Ridge informed. He should do not claim to know what it is we do each week, what our Dear Editor, motives are, or what it is we I have been volunteering are dealing with, when he at the Saturday evening dinhas never talked to anyone ners for about a year. I do who is involved with the not belong to St. George’s Community Suppers. Anglican Church, I am just That he thinks it’s okay a volunteer. to write whatever he wants, The atmosphere in the regardless of the conseCEED Centre on a Saturday quences to the people he is evening is a happy and writing about is appalling comfortable one. People and unacceptable. catch up, tell stories and The district did not shut jokes, share laughs, and down an illegal soup kitchDear Editor, almost everyone is smiling. en. We are fully licensed In anti-bullying week, you My boyfriend and I volun- through Fraser Health, and gave us a great example of teer because we thoroughly are inspected annually. how people may be bullied enjoy it. We enjoy the We are working with through the spread of innufriendly social environment other social agencies and endo and attacks in print shared by both volunteers have always done so. which can have no immediand dinner attendees, alike. Each week we serve an ate reprisal. Shame! Anyone is welcome to average of 70-90 people Betty Taylor, Maple Ridge come enjoy a warm and from all walks of life, delicious meal at the CEED including families, elderly Centre on a Saturday night. people looking for comNo one is judged and no panionship, people on low Dear Editor, one is turned away. incomes, and people who I am deeply offended by are going through hard times. We provide meals What you’re telling us on and warm clothing, shoes, blankets, and toiletries Facebook – because of the generosity in this community. An old mare at a horse sanctuary in Maple Ridge We will continue our was ordered euthanized, but operators wanted an work in spite of the likes of extension from the BC SPCA, to make sure there Mr. Robson. were no other options that could allow Silver to Teri Mitchell, Maple Ridge recover. Ultimately, it was determined nothing could be done to help the retired barrel racer. Dear Editor, “That’s ridiculous! Why put an animal down all because of My guess is that Gordy a foot issue. Soooo wrong.” Robson [Outreach must – Janessa Munz create synergy, Feb. 26 “Is it money for medicine or vet care? Or is it just a nagJust Saying, TIMES] has been ging problem that takes a while to resolve? If the horse given his platform knowing is otherwise okay, why put her down? Seems a bit much. well he will keep conflict going, and therefore the letBeautiful horse.” ters to editor flowing. The – Allison Welters column being called, “Just “Oh, I’m so sorry for Silver and ZsaZsa. The worst part is Saying,” tells me the newsknowing that Silver is in pain. It sounds like she had an paper never has a responamazing career and was able to touch many people’s sibility to check for facts. lives. So sad for you ZsaZsa, but Silver deserves to not Gail Neufeld, Maple Ridge have any more pain. You’ll always have her in your heart.” [Note: A fuller version of – Conni Christensen these letters and others on similar topics are online at Share your views. Like us on Facebook at: www.mrtimes.com. Click on www.facebook.com/MapleRidgePittMeadowsTimes Opinion.]

Dear Editor, Now feeding the homeless and hungry is “illegal” [Outreach must create synergy, Feb. 26 Just Saying, TIMES]. How callous many in our city have become! It makes me ashamed. My husband and I have helped at this “illegal soup kitchen” and have seen the people who come there. The CEED Centre is a special place. It is a place where people can access a computer and get a friendly word, and on Saturdays a hot meal. There is a camaraderie and acceptance and a warm place on a cold and rainy night. Have we become so mean to begrudge this little comfort? If we had proper facilities, we would not need soup kitchens or food banks. But we are not a sharing and caring society any longer, and neither is our government, and now it is even illegal to feed the hungry. Maria Raynolds, Maple Ridge

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The mayor of Vancouver is paid $150,000 annually. With 600,000 residents, that’s 25 cents per resident. Surrey’s mayor is paid $120,000, also about 25 cents per resident. Mayor Walters is paid $60,000-plus, and with less than 20,000 residents, that works out to more than $3 per resident. Archie Blankers, Pitt Meadows For more letters to the editor visit... www.mrtimes.com – Click on Opinion.

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Governance

Cautioning against regionalizing

future voting control. Collaboration infers there is a choice, but he is warning us they are going to take that choice away. Chairman James Moore’s presentation breezed through water, sewer, air quality, and parks, but he – I thought – delivered a very important message. We currently collaborate with the GVRD on our planning and zoning issues. by Gordy Robson This year, because of our agreement to tie in with the regional growth strategy, etro chairman announces we will legally bind our community and annexation of Maple Ridge. local council to seek permission from a Last month I happened to regional government when we want to end up in the audience of a change our community plan. committee of the whole meeting of Maple He tried to justify regionalization based Ridge council. on economies of scale. Since I completed the honour of servIf there is an economy of scale, it is ing as mayor, I have tried to stay away weighted to take more money from the from municipal hall. Sadly, I miss seeing property owner. Obviously sensitive to the friends I made who are dedicated civil complaints about property taxes, Moore servants. referred to most of the Metro fees as being There are others, of course, who would utility charges. prefer I just be remembered as a bad Great! So it’s not taxes; it is monopoldream, but as the CAO suggested to me, ized, mandatory minimum utility fees. “It would be better to just move on, Every time our municipality has moved Gordy.” closer to total regionDuring my service, “…giving away control of our alized government, I attended many community planning to a regional there have always Greater Vancouver been people who government where we have only Regional District urged caution. (GVRD, now known Maple Ridge was a four-per-cent input could be as Metro) meetings one of the first com“ viewed as a huge mistake. and developed a munities to have secgood relationship ondary treatment for with the then CAO Johnnie Carline. its sewage. We were convinced we should We started off clashing, but developed a close our treatment plant and join the great respect for each other and had many GVRD Sewer District. So now we are shipdiscussions about the un-governance of ping it all in a big pipe to Annacis Island, the GVRD and how it could be fixed. and if it rains too much in other areas of Considering the fuzziness of governance, the GVRD, our sewage is directly diverted political interference with the management to the Fraser River, with no treatment. structure, the work rules, contracts from Some would say, “Joining the sewer disan unhealthy labour environment, and trict was a bad mistake.” insane bidding processes, there is no way That might just have been the first step the governing structure could be efficient. down the slippery slope, or as Margaret At the meeting, Metro chair James (my human voice recognition software) Moore made a rapid-fire presentation to says, “sludge.” council, explaining and justifying Metro But giving away control of our comgovernment. munity planning to a regional government He correctly used the word in describing where we have only a four per cent input Metro government as a collaboration of could be viewed as a huge mistake. 24 partners. He did alert the council, and Just saying… therefore supposedly the general popula– Gordy Robson is a former Maple Ridge mayor and a tion, that there is debate going on about businessman raised in this community. His column appears how to govern Metro, and that the provTuesdays in print and/or online versions of The TIMES. Questions and reactions can be sent to editorial@mrtimes.com. ince has been asked to determine possible Scan this page with

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• Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be meeting at Whonnock Lake Centre at 7:30 p.m. They welcome anyone interested in fibre arts. Info: Marie at 604-462-9059.

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• Municipal Pension Retirees Association meets at the Maple Ridge Library, #13022470 Dewdney Trunk Rd. at 10:15 a.m. Topic: emergency preparedness.

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• Learn all about Twitter at the Maple Ridge Library at 2 p.m. Info and to register: 604-467-7417.

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• Alouette Field Naturalists hold their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St. Info: Duanne 604-463-8743.

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• Join travel photographer John Gordon at the Maple Ridge Library at 2 p.m. He will share travelling tips and offer a visual tour through remote areas of the United Kingdom. Info: 604-467-7417.

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• SFU Philosophers’ Cafe meets at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. at 7 p.m. Topic: “Can bullying be eradicated in a world where might makes right? What is the need that drives bullying?” Everyone is welcome.

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• Do you suffer from insomnia, depression, anxiety, or just a busy life? Alouette Addictions Services is offering a free sleep workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. To register: Karen at 604-467-5179.

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• The regular monthly meeting of The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Chapter of HUB: Your Cycling Connection will be held from 6:45 to 8:45

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• Ridge Meadows Youth & Justice Advocacy Association, a local nonprofit providing youth diversion programs, holds its annual general meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at Westview Secondary, 20905 Wicklund Ave. The meeting will feature speaker, author, and CEO Joe Roberts. Info: Ranjit Kingra at 604-467-5889 or connect@ youthdiversion.ca

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• Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the seniors centre, 12150 224th St. This meeting is open to all persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. Info: Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332 or rpcoco@ telus.net

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Ladies golf opens Women are invited to the Maple Ridge Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf Club to be entered into a new members’ draw for one year’s membership to the ladies club (value $40). The season opener luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m., at Maple Ridge Golf Course, 20818 Golf Ln. Call Esther at 604-465-3343 or Elaine at 604-477-0544 to register or information about the club. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Basketball

Ramblers battle to fourth in province Head coach Don Herman is proud of how his team competed at the toughest tournament of the year. by Troy Landreville

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The Maple Ridge Ramblers fell four points shy of a bronze medal at the B.C. senior girls Triple A basketball championships. The Oak Bay Breakers edged the Ramblers 53-50 Saturday in the game deciding third and fourth at the provincial tournament, which ran from March 6 to 9 at the Langley Events Centre. “Unfortunate to lose a game we controlled for 35 minutes but we just ran out of energy at the end,” Ramblers coach Don Herman said. By the midway point of the third quarter, Maple Ridge Secondary’s senior girls had built a 16-point lead. “It felt like we were getting some momentum,” Herman said. But the emotional and View physical weight of playing more four games in as many days photos against the top teams in B.C. with took a toll on the Ramblers. Troy Landreville/TIMES “It reminded me a bit of those marathon runners Maple Ridge Ramblers Grade 12 guard Shara Marchand (above) tried to shake loose from Brookswood Bobcats defender Syd whose legs turn to jelly. The or online Williams Friday at the Langley Events Centre. The Bobcats defeated the Ramblers 63-49. mind is willing but there is nothing left in the tank,” we came out and 49 victory. ’Cats and having beaten Prince Herman said. “It was like battled after the disIn the same gym two weeks George and Handsworth in their we hit a wall.” appointment of losing earlier, the Ramblers erased a 12first two games at the provincials. Herman credited the in the semis on Friday,” point deficit in the last five min“They [the Bobcats] shot the ball Breakers who, he said, “easHerman said. “The girls utes of the fourth quarter to stun better tonight,” Herman said. “[In ily could have packed it in but gave it everything they had. Fourth the heavily favoured Bobcats 73-67 the Valley final] they didn’t hit hung in there and pulled off a win place in B.C. and first place in the in the Fraser Valley final. those threes early so they lost a bit in the final minute with a great Fraser Valley is a great accomThe ’Cats – the No. 2 ranked of confidence, and their two best comeback.” plishment for our team.” Triple A team in the province players were in foul trouble so that Grade 12 forward Kolbie Orum Orum was named to the tourna– avenged that loss in Friday’s helped a little bit, and we shot the led the Ramblers with 28 points ment’s first all-star team. B.C. semifinal. ball better.” while pulling in 11 defensive Bobcats 63, Ramblers 49 The ’Cats led 21-11 after the first Now hopes for provincial bling rebounds in a losing effort. Her There would be no miracle quarter, 37-16 at the half and 50is pinned on the local boys – the teammate Devan Cousins added comeback, no mammoth upset 25 after three quarters, then geared Pitt Meadows Marauders play in nine points. when the Ramblers and Bobcats down somewhat during a final the provincials this week. They tip The Ramblers finished the year renewed acquaintances Friday on quarter in which the Ramblers out- off against the Vancouver’s playwith a 36-10 record, won the the hard court in Langley. scored them 24-13. ing against Sir Winston Churchill Fraser Valley championship, and The Brookswood girls seized the The Ramblers had momentum, Bulldogs at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at placed fourth in B.C. Ramblers by the throat early on coming off the aforementioned the Langley Events Centre. “I am really proud of the way •More online at www.mrtimes.com and never let go en route to a 63Fraser Valley title victory over the

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Volunteerism is an important part of what makes sports so great, said Randy Kamp, Member of Parliament for Pitt MeadowsMaple Ridge-Mission “If you know of another individual, a business, or a not-forprofit organization that deserves a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award, there is still time to nominate them. The current call for nominations is open until April 15, 2013,” he added. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mr. Hockey – Gordie Howe – met with the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Young Guns.

Guns meet legend Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey H3 Young Guns – a team of seven year olds – won a photo opportunity with Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, who just celebrated his 85th birthday. “It was pretty amazing,” said mom Crystal Monforton, whose son Andrew plays on the team. One of the kids’ great grandfather used to play with Howe. “He went up to him and said my great-grandpa is Tough Guy Tony and he knew right away,” said Monforton. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Even though Shaimen placed fifth at provincials this year, he earned a spot to nationals by placing second at War on the Floor in Langley in December. Their teammate, defending 42-kg champion

Cam Hicks, 14, placed second at provincials and will attend nationals for the first time. “So three out of the four athletes we sent placed, which percentage-wise looks really good but we can do a lot better next year,” MRSS wrestling coach Bill McCrae said.

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Office Personnel

General Labourers

Entry Level Positions. Hardworking reliable persons required for a Port Coquitlam manufacturing plant. • Some heavy lifting involved. • Knowledge of power tools required. • Shift work is required. • Entry level position rate of $10.62/hr to start. • Potential for advancement. • Good Extended Health Benefit package after 6 months. Apply in person: Mon to Fri, 10am to 3pm #200-1605 Industrial Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Social Services

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

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Trades/Technical

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Daycare Centres

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5017

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Cats

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times Pet Services

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night www.jetpetresort.com

restriction apply

LOVING 4 yr old long haired cat needs a new home with adults where he is the only pet. 604-531-1123

RESCUES FROM Overseas need homes. Offers or Fosters 778-297-4470 glauris@yahoo.ca

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

Cares! The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

6008-26

Port Moody

Dogs

Real Estate Services

6005 ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

6008-28

Richmond

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

5 BDRM / 2.5 BTH 20910 Meadow Place Completely renovated home on cul-de-sac. RV garage & shop. $544,900. Call: 604-463-8990

ARGENTINE DOGO pups 2 girls left! All shots, dewormed. Grt family dog. $600. 604-997-7911

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS CKC REG. 8 wks. $1500.00. 4 F, 3 M. Hips and elbows x-rays. Home raised, first shots, micro chip, wormed. veinotte@telus.net, 604-512-3310

6008-30

Renee Dubois

Mobile Mortgage Specialist TD Canada Trust. 778-686-5107 renee.dubois@td.com

6008

Abbotsford

PURE BRED West Highland Terrier puppies, 4 males, vet check, dewormed, shots, avail March 12, $1000, 604-814-2153 IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04 HAVANESE x Poodle / Havanese Maltese Havanese Poodle: dark brown, chocolate brown, golden brown. Havanese Maltese: white w/ beige around ears, tail, etc. First shot, dewormed, hypoallergenic. Born Dec 18, 2012. Asking: $600.00. (604) 582-9911

STND POODLE Pups, great fam pets, non-shed, hypo-allergenic, pics avail, $900, 250-819-4876

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

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

Surrey

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

Houses - Sale

6008-06

Chilliwack

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $76,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $26,000 down $2,375/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-02

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-18

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

6020-24

6008-34

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

6020-34

6020-06

Chilliwack

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

Tsawwas.

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

6030

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

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

6065

Lots & Acreage

Recreation Property

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

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

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

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

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

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

6035

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

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

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

MOVING?

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597 NEW MOBILE Home w/river view in Ruskin. Fam/pet ok. $89,900 w/ $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960

4 BD 2300 sq ft home backs onto park, 2.5 bth, corner lot, garage + parking, newly decorated $354,900. Viewing by appt. 604-793-6642

6008-42

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

6020-36

Out Of Town Property

Surrey

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

Vancouver East Side

★NEW PRICE $289,900★, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. OPEN HOUSE Mar 10 2-4. Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604-220-9188.

6020-34

North Delta

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

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

6050

Houses - Sale

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Abbotsford

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

Burnaby

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

Coquitlam

6020

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. PropertyGuys.com id # 81635

6020-01 DECLINED AT THE BANK? Call Heather 778-836-6635 VERICO ZANDERS & Associates Mortgage Brokers Inc.

Houses - Sale

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

6020 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6020

6020-08

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

604-724-7652

3508

For Sale by Owner

6015

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $545,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617 NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

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

6020-08

Coquitlam

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

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

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

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

6035

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6508 6508

Apt/Condos

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available Now

* 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

AMBER ROCHESTOR

Apt/Condos

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

6510

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

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BBY, 14TH & Mary, 5 BR, pets ok, $1600, Apr 1. 604-572-4442 or evenings 778-552-2553

401 Westview St, Coq

COQ CTR 3 BR, 1 ½ baths, f/bsmnt, fncd yrd, quiet CDS, N/s, N/p, Apr 1, $1650. 604-461-9995

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

POCO SPAC 3 BR Rancher, pet ok, nr ammens, big fncd yard, $1600, Avail Now. 604-720-7299

AMBER (W)

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall and S.F.U.

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

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 Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR start $720. Immed/Mar 1. Bldg laundry. By transit. 604-518-8935

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM, M. Ridge, d/w, garb, gas f/p, priv w/d & entr, sep heat, $850 incl utils/cbl, internet, prkg. NS, no pets. Avail April. 1 604-715-3450

COQ WESTWOOD Plat 2 BR bsmt, 4 appl, nr bus, ns/np. $880 + 1/3 util. Now. 604-306-6136

6605

office: 604- 936-1225

COQ 2 BR townhouse, quiet family complex, no pets. $965. 604-942-2277

FRANCA VILLA APTS, COQ W. 1005 Ridgeway Ave. 1 or 2 BR, lrg ste, nr transit & Lougheed Mall, security camera’s & caretaker on site. N/s, N/p. Call 604-931-4648, 604-889-8534 or 604-936-4774

MRIDGE BROOKSIDE Gardens 3 BR newly reno’d, 5 appl, fncd yard, $1325, Mar.15/Apr.1 ★Pets Welcome★ Call ..778-835-0748

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

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9110

Collectibles & Classics

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

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

9125

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. $5,850. 604-591-8566 1983 CAMERO V6 T- top 52,000 org kms mint cond, 2nd owner. $8000 obo. Ph 604-858-1896

Cleaning

Electrical

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

8130

www.cycloneholdings.ca

PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

604-630-3300

Vans

9515

Boats

Sports & Imports

No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

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

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

9522

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

2003 FORD Taurus LE, V6 auto, 82K, mostly hwy, loaded, exc cond, $4995 obo, 604-479-4788

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

RV’s/Trailers

2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.5, 1 owner, 36000km, 4 door, 6 spd auto, FL, no accidents/ICBC claims, $16,000 604-795-9456 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

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

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: sjscot@shaw.ca 604-794-3428

9129

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Luxury Cars 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

2011 HYUNDAI Accent GL, 4 door, loaded, 54,000km, selling wholesale $9,295 604-793-5520

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $6,000. 778-737-3890

Handyperson

9173

Vans

2011 36FT Southwind 36D, Ford V10, gas, only 7000 km. Must see, asking $124,900. 604-858-2602

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097

2003 CADILLAC Escalade, low km’s, original white, loaded. $19,500 obo, 604-855-6108

8155

Landscaping

LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE, spring cleanups, spring projects, Aries Bobcat, Dave 604-808-9017

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

8185

2001 DODGE Cargo Van, 113,000km, exc shape, no accid, $5000 obo, 604-853-1158

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

Need a Handyman?

Find one in the Home Services section.

Moving & Storage

8250

Roofing

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020

8240

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

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

TOYOTA CAMRY, V6, no rust, power windows, locks, seats, sunroof. New tires. radiator, timing belt, aircared, $3000. 604-380-0034

HOME SERVICES

8080

To place your ad call

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car

Domestic

PARK TERRACE

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

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

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,250. 604-209-1039

9155

mariescustomizedcleaning @gmail.com Call Marie 604-467-1118

NEW WEST 1 BR g/lvl apt $775/mo incls heat, light, cable, laundry. Apr 1. Also upper bachelor suite in my home, $650 inc cbl/heat/light. Imed 604-780-0048

9173

THE SCRAPPER

KING ALBERT COURT

604-937-7343 778-863-9980

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

9145

Rob.Godin@MarvJonesHonda.com

office: 604-939-8905

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

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $13,500. 604 945-0376

9160

FILL OUT AN INSTANT CREDIT FORM AT:

HOUSE CLEANING ★ Move Ins/Outs ★ Staging ★ Organizing ★ Inside Windows ★ Blinds Gift Cards for All Locations

1300 King Albert, Coq

9155

B'>GB!4'68<B<'>;)%<@

8055

415 Westview St, Coq

office: cell:

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

NEWPORT VILLAGE, Pt Moody, 1400 sq ft, 3 BR upper level, 1 ½ baths, hardwd flrs, N/s, N/p, Avl now. $1450, refs. 604-725-4133

Townhouses Rent

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

A23

2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country luxury Van. $15,995. #4212. www.mrfinancebc.com. Dlr #8214. 778-216-2007

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

COQ. 1 BR g/l, own W/D, alarm. $800 incls utls. NS/NP. Nr SFU, Lough’d Mall. Ap 1. 604-931-8308 COQ, COMO LAKE. Newer 1 BR bsmt ste. Priv laundry & entry. $700/mo + sh’d utils. Avail Now, Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765

9130

!3 UW, 13.: -W/3 510,27 80215=

2 BR bright g/l ste, sep. patio, lrg yard, 5 appls, ample prkg, $1000/mo incls all utils, Now, 604-463-5131, 604-649-7079 2 BR bsmt ste MRidge, d/w, own ldry, $1000 incls hydro & gas, priv entry, sm pet neg, 604-463-0029

Collectibles & Classics

9<CEE<C9;<C46A

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

Houses - Rent

9110

SL?N?QMTT> ?LMP ?OONP#?R=

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721

To advertise call

604-630-3300

2011 TRIPLE-E, Class B, M/H, 6yr wrty, low km’s, loaded, mint, $89,900 obo, 604-855-6108

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

to advertise call

604-630-3300

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS


A24

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Langley Farm Market PRODUCE

FANCY NAVEL ORANGES Product of California ($1.52/kg)

/lb

ASPARAGUS

99¢

Money's

Product of California ($2.18/kg)

99¢

/ea

/lb

M E AT

Sirloin Tip Steak (Family Pack) $

Pork Side Ribs

329/lb

($5.48/kg)

................................

$

249/lb

Chicken Legs (Family Pack) ($5.48/kg)

GROCERY

Spiga di Puglia

5

$ 00

BROCCOLI CROWNS

Product of California

/lb

................................

2 for

SPINACH

$ 99

($7.24/kg)

69¢

Product of California

/lb

Product of Mexico ($4.38/kg)

MEAT ITEMS PITT 2011 MEADOWS LOCATION ONLY

CLEMENTINE MANDARINS

Product of Washington ($1.52/kg)

69¢

1

FUJI APPLES

San Remo

................................

2

Coconut Tart

$ 80 450g............................................................................. /each 3" ..................................................................................

Roast Beef with Garlic 100g ............

1

$ 38

Freybe

DELI

Pepper Salami 100g .......................

1

$ 48

WE ARE HIRING!

Specials valid Tues. March 12 - Sun. March 17, 2013 while quantities last

LANGLEY FARM MARKET

PITT MEADOWS

LFM

604-460-7122

For fresh and quality foods

12438 Harris Road

LANGLEY FARM MARKET

For freshness & quality you can count on!

80¢/each

Mozzarella Cheese 100g.................................. $139 2011

FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: • MEAT CUTTER • BAKER

LOUGHEED HWY.

for $500

BAKERY

Banana Loaf

N

249/lb

Santa Cruz

Sliced Mushrooms Pasta Strained Tomatoes (Original or Organic Spritzers $ 19 ¢ 284ml ...................... 1 /ea 500g ........................ 99 /ea Basil) 680mL ............ $149/ea 4x311ml .......... 2

Freybe

$

• YOUR CHOICE • OUR HONOUR • OUR EFFORTS • OUR AWARD

Thank you to all our valued customers for supporting us!

MAPLE RIDGE

#1-22621 Lougheed Hwy

604-466-0281

➞W

LOUGHEED HWY.

E➞

NEW HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 am-7 pm; Sun/Holiday 9:00 am-6 pm

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times March 12 2013  

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times March 12 2013

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