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Steve Thomson (above), the minister of Forests, lands, and natural resource operations, spoke Thursday at Loon Lake during the ceremonial planting of the seven billionth tree in B.C. This western white pine (inset) became the seven-billionth tree planted in B.C.

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Expanding the forest B.C. celebrated the Day of Forests on Thursday with a ceremonial tree planting in eastern Maple Ridge. by Troy Landreville tlandreville@mrtimes.com

A provincial minister helped mark an ecological milestone at Loon Lake in east Maple Ridge Thursday afternoon. Steve Thomson, B.C.’s minister of forests, lands, and natural resource operations, stood shoulder to shoulder with local dignitaries as they plunged shovels into the soil to plant the seven-billionth tree in B.C. since the province’s reforestation program took root more than 80 years ago. B.C.’s reforestation program began in 1930 and reached the first billion trees planted mark in 1981. Since then, a ceremonial planting has taken place for every billion trees planted.

Ceremonies were held in Surrey in 1989 (two billion), Kamloops in 1993 (three billion), Campbell River Museum in 1997 (four billion), and the Prince George Exhibition grounds in 2002 (five billion). The six billionth tree was planted just four years ago at Knox Mountain Park in Kelowna. “This is very important to help celebrate a number of things,” Thomson told The TIMES following the event. “One is the [United Nation] International Day of the Forests. It’s important to recognize that because that is helping to recognize the contribution the forest industry makes to the province of British Columbia.” The ceremony also marks a continued commitment to reforestation in B.C., the minister remarked. More than 200 million trees are planted each year. “We’ve set targets as to what we’d like to see in terms of growth and utilization of our own nurseries,” Thomson said. “All in com-

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bination, it’s a very great honour to able to plant the tree today and recognize the next milestone. We look ahead to when we’ll be planting the eight-millionth tree.” An $11-million provincial fertilization program will begin in 2014, fertilizing about 21,000 hectares and producing 460,000 cubic metres of timber. The western white pine, the species planted Thursday, is special to reforestation in the province. B.C.has sown 241 million seeds for planting in 2013 and the province uses a mix of more than 20 different native tree species. This species is a success story, Thomson explained. Once widespread across southern B.C., western white pine was deemed uneconomical following the introduction of white pine blister rust in 1914. A successful breeding program resulting from research from the Canadian and B.C. forest services and industry helped to reintroduce a more rust-resistant white pine.

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Police are still looking for a man they say approached a young women late last week and forced her to touch him. Insp. David Fleugel Ridge Ridge Meadows RCMP Meadows RCMP are reporting that the man approached the woman in the area of 216th Street and Lougheed Highway between 1 and 1:20 a.m. Friday morning. The suspect exposed himself and forced her into touching him sexually. The woman then immediately ran away and sought help while the suspect walked away. He was last seen in the 21500 block of Cherrington Avenue. The suspect is described as six feet tall, in his 20s, with a slim to medium build. He was wearing a blue and grey striped hooded sweatshirt – resembling a Mexican poncho – with a front pouch, dark coloured pants, and running shoes. “We are working diligently on trying to identify who this suspect may be, and our serious crimes unit is fully engaged,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Insp. David Fleugel. Anyone with information is asked to call Const. Brad Gibson at 604-467-7645. Or, to remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca.

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ARMS receives grant The Alouette River Management Society has received a $6,000 grant to make upgrades to the Allco hatchery and for the second phase of the Adopta-stream project which encourages residents to care for parts of local streams. The grant is from the Pacific Salmon Foundation. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Locals eat at shelter The Caring Place surveyed its lunchtime clientele and concluded that 93 per cent of those who come for the noon meal identify as Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows residents and not Darrell Pilgrim from outside the Caring Place director community. The survey of about 200 people took place over one week. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Dryer catches fire A weekend fire in Pitt Meadows left a family with a soggy mess to clean up. “It was a dryer fire caused by excessive lint. It burned in the wall for a while undetected,” said Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue assistant chief Brad Perrie. “This serves as a good reminder to make sure you clean the lint out of the dryer after every use, and a year clean the vent that blows outside,” he added. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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William Evanow shows the scars left by a police dog that bit him after the he chased an intruder off his property two years ago in Maple Ridge. Richard Lam/ Vancouver Sun

one Friday night two years ago when he heard sirens and saw an RCMP helicopter hovering around his home, apparently tailing a pair of car thieves. When he saw one of the thieves coming toward his back stairs, he grabbed a snow shovel, he chased him, but lost him in an alley. Evanow had just turned to head home, when out of nowhere, he felt a sharp pain in his left leg and saw it in the jaws of a police dog. “He wouldn’t let go,”

Evanow said. “There was a lot of tugging and pulling... I was basically begging them to get the dog off.” He said the pain was so intense, he was desperate to get home to see his family. He spent the next eight days in hospital. Evanow is on the mend but said his leg “will never be the same,” as he still suffers loss of feeling and sensation in his leg as well as numbness around his knee.

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A judge who sentenced a man to nine years for the fatal beating of a fellow Maple Ridge prisoner said he thinks the incident is symptomatic of a mixed martial arts-obsessed society. Justice Robert Crawford made the comment in sentencing

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The pain was so bad that all William Evanow could think about after being mistakenly bitten by a police dog was to get home and tell his family he loved them. It was only after the Maple Ridge man realized he was going to live that he got angry. And later, when he discovered that someone in B.C. is bitten by a police dog on average every two days, he took action – joining forces with the Pivot Legal Society to file a civil suit against the RCMP this month. The suit, along with three others involving serious police dog bite injuries and five lesser cases, was part of Pivot’s push for a provincial working group to draft policy to regulate the use of B.C. police dogs. Public safety minister Shirley Bond confirmed the working group, which consists of representatives of all B.C. police forces and canine units where dogs are used as a force response, has already met once. “That’s kind of our goal,” he said. “It’s not so much about my situation; it’s about the future. It’s just rampant; this is happening all the time. It’s crazy. It could have been anybody in that darkened lane.” Evanow was at home late

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Alexander Dinu Tanasescu, 30, for punching and kicking Blair Thomas Cody into a vegetative state May 19, 2010 while inside a Maple Ridge prison weight room. Cody remained in a coma until he died almost a year later, shortly after he was taken off life support. “When I was a young man, when you knocked someone down that was the end of the fight,” Crawford said. “In the hands of the professionals who do this for a living I think it is quickly recognized

when a man is in a no-win position... but I am seeing too many cases where people come to court and someone has been put to the ground and then the boots put to them,” the judge elaborated. “It is not so much a comment on Mr. Tanasescu as it is about the society he is living in and (how) the old rules are forgotten.” A prior jailhouse assault by Cody on a friend of Tanasescu’s was believed to have sparked the fatal beating.

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A 24-year-old man who “just doesn’t get” that he should not have had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl should spend significant time in jail followed by probation, a prosecutor said. Russell Lamb pleaded guilty to sexual interference of a person younger than 16 and communicating via computer to lure a child younger than 18. Lamb’s sentencing hearing was held Friday in Port Coquitlam’s provincial court. Lamb met the girl on the bus in Maple Ridge last summer. They quickly began a relationship, with the teen spending a number of nights at Lamb’s home. When confronted by police and the girl’s parents, both denied the relationship was sexual. The relationship did not stop and the girl’s father began monitoring her Facebook messages. “Based on those, it becomes apparent to anyone who can read that there was sexual contact between them,” prosecutor Peter Benning said. The father took the messages to police and Lamb was charged. Lamb has little insight or victim empathy, is self-involved and doesn’t believe he did anything wrong, Benning said. “Mr. Lamb just doesn’t get it.” A psychological report stated that Lamb poses a high risk for future sexual misconduct. Defence lawyer Jacqueline Percival said her client did a stupid thing and the relationship was inappropriate, but it was consensual and did not cause serious harm to the girl. Percival argued that Lamb was immature and suffering from drug addiction at the time of the offences. The judge sentenced Lamb to two 12-month terms to be served consecutively.

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Tony Del, a musician and former Maple Ridge resident, lost his lower leg after a bite from a brown recluse spider.

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

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Guitarist plays on after bite A man who was bitten by a brown recluse spider in Maple Ridge in 2005 lost his leg seven years later. by John Kurucz

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Random, unfortunate, catastrophic – it’s difficult to put into words how the last eight years of Tony Del’s life have played out. The 58-year-old suffered a spider bite while in his backyard in Maple Ridge in 2005, and the lasting effects resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee late last year. For many years, Del has played guitar at the Longhorn Saloon during Cloverdale Rodeo as a longtime member of Ken McCoy Band. But that all changed for Del, after he was bitten by a brown recluse spider while working in his backyard. He went to the hospital and stayed there for weeks.

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He was re-admitted to hospital in 2009. “It got really bad at that point,” said Del. “The poison took over me. I was pretty out of it.” Last October, the father of five was back at Royal Columbian Hospital – only this time, the spider bite almost killed him. In order to stop the continued spread of the poison, the decision was made to amputate. “There was so much poison throughout my body. It was a fast, split-second decision (to amputate) that brought me back. I’m lucky to be alive.” He still requires more surgery and skin grafts in order to have his leg properly fitted for a prosthesis. Del is an amazing guitar player who deserves to keep playing, said Ken McCoy. “I’ve told him if it takes him sitting up, or sitting in a wheelchair, he’ll be up on stage with me. We’re waiting for his return.” McCoy is hoping Del will be set to return to the stage with them for the rodeo in May.

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Scarce housing scares seniors There’s been a lot of hand-wringing recently as many 30- and 40-somethings try to squeeze themselves into an evermore expensive housing market. The Metro Vancouver housing market may not have “corrected” itself, and may never correct itself. Younger folks often feel they may never own a singlefamily residence as their parents did. But if young people find that scenario depressing, consider this: if you manage to live long enough to be considered a senior, there might not even be enough social housing for you. According to a recent Scan this report from the United page with Way and the Social Planning and Research Council of B.C, the number of seniors and people with disabilities waiting to get into social housing in Metro Vancouver has jumped 50 per cent in three years. There are now 4,549 households on social housing waiting lists in Metro Vancouver. Surrey and Burnaby had nearly 500 on the waiting list, while New Westminster and North Vancouver had more than 200 on the list. Finding affordable housing as a senior on a fixed income is like winning a lottery. Many seniors are only pulling in $1,200 per month on government pensions. The report said, not surprisingly, that the highest average rents are charged in West Vancouver, at $1,247, and Vancouver, at $1,067. The lowest are in Maple Ridge, at $709. So what will housing look like when the current 30- and 40-somethings have finally paid off their townhomes and hope to sell them and retire in Salmon Arm? Will they be able to afford to rent a basement suite in Salmon Arm? Or will there, by that time, be attractive affordable multi-generational and multiincome level communities thriving in the Lower Mainland? We’re hoping for the latter – but we suspect such hope is over-optimistic. – Glacier Media

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Canadian politics oozes irony Irony is one of my favourite party, but the finally tally gave things. him only 143 seats – an even And politics. Politics is one of dozen short of the majority my favourite things, too. target – and with just over 37 But that’s redundant. Because per cent of the popular vote, he in this country, irony and politics was a long way short of gainare practically the same thing. ing the support of a majority Take our beloved prime minisof Canadians (although it’s the ter, for example. He’s so ironic, seats, not the people, who count you could use a metal detector to in our current electoral system). keep track of him. And then he set about governIsrael went through a tough ing with the kind of arrogance by Bob Groeneveld election with an ambiguous we generally only accept from outcome, naturally followed by majority leaders. And that politicians’ contentious bickering finally settled annoyed all the other also-rans, each with sigthrough the formation of a coalition government. nificant chunks of the seating arrangement – but Our Stephen Harper sent out a tweet last week like Harper, none had more than half. giving props to his Israeli counterpart for negotiIn fact, Harper got so annoying so quickly, ating the democracy-saving solution. that within weeks of the election, a couple of the (I “follow” Harper and he “follows” me, but other also-rans – Stephane Dion’s Liberals had when I tried “liking” him on Facebook, even my gleaned 77 seats from 26 per cent of the popular computer found it an untenable proposition and vote and Jack Layton’s New Democrats were rejected my advances.) sitting on 37 seats built on 18 per cent of the His official statement, gathered directly from popular vote – started talking with yet another his website, includes the paragraph, “On behalf also-ran, Gille Duceppe whose 51 Bloc Quebecois of the Government of Canada, I would like to seats represented 10 per cent of the popular vote. congratulate Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Between them, they came up with a plan for Netanyahu on the formation of a new governing an alternate government: a coalition built on 165 coalition.” seats (beating the 155-seat majority threshold by Just reading that statement should cure your 10) and representing 54 per cent of all the votes iron-poor blood. cast in the federal election. It’s a testament to the strength of his constiAmazingly enough, Harper did not send them tution that he was able to survive uttering the a congratulatory tweet applauding them for words “congratulations” and “coalition” in the negotiating a coalition as an effective and demosame sentence. cratic solution to the crisis that was threatening I take you back to the fall of 2008. to swallow our parliament. Prime Minister Harper called for a federal genInstead, he declared the exercise an attempted eral election, dropping the writ on Sept. 7, a year coup d’etat, berated the ring-leaders for underbefore the date fixed by his own “fixed election mining democracy, declared a constitutional date” legislation (already there is the taste of ele- crisis, somehow managed to bully a weak and mental iron reacting with saliva). ineffectual governor general to buckle, and disHarper needed 155 Conservatives to win their solved Parliament – effectively making him dictaridings in the Oct. 14 election to convert his min- tor of Canada. I wonder if they can taste the irony all the way ority government into a full majority. over in Israel? His party won more ridings than any other

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Daycare should be like family Dear Editor, There has been a lot of publicity regarding home-based daycares in the past few months. My experience has been nothing but positive. When we moved to Maple ridge in 1998 I spent a lot of time looking at different options for my 18-month-old son. In Toronto he had been in a large daycare facility, and although it was well run, I found it lacked the personal touch. I was fortunate to find a wonderful home-based daycare just down the street from my house in Maple Ridge. My son went there full time until he went to school, and then for several years as part of an after school program. My daughter went there from 10 months of age until she was 11 years old. To me, there was no better situation. It was a loving home, and my children were

– and still – are treated as members of the family. In what other situation do you have a caregiver come up with an after-school program just so she can keep your kids for a few more years? The kids benefited from fun field trips and community involvement. They made trips to seniors centres, the food bank, and the Christmas hamper bureau, just to name a few. They were not only taught the basics, they were taught how to be good human beings. They were not just cared for, they were loved. I consider myself very fortunate to have found such a loving and caring environment for my children, and I am sure there are many more out there. Lois Bruce, Maple Ridge

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Albion

Short term thinking far too costly Dear Editor, I will never forget my Grade 12 high-school trip to a remote Guyanese village, where we built a modest community centre out of cinder blocks. Our time in La Luni was accented by heat exhaustion in the sweltering midday, chicken bits that

you could identify in the soup, and soccer with the local children in waist-high grass. Better not forget the tarantula that we found on the window ledge next to the stove. We had been labouring for about a week and couldn’t wait to travel to

Editorial cartoon

Newspaper no place for devil

Dear Editor, I saw a very disturbing picture in your paper on March 19. It was on the editorial page, and it was a picture [editorial cartoon] of the devil. I know there is a lot of evil in the world. I was cheated by cellphone companies, too. But to see a full picture of the devil in your paper was very disturbing. Perhaps you could have used something more positive. A. Ireland, Pitt Meadows

B.C. politics

Not all apologies are equal

Dear Editor, NDP supporters do not elevate their party by minimizing serious wrong-doing by using euphemistic phrases such as, “[Adrian Dix] made a ‘minor mistake’ as we all do, and apologized for it.” No one I’ve known in 67 years has forged and backdated a government memo in a criminal investigation. The Liberals, as noted, have some serious questions to be answered for. Can they “just apologize for it?” Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge

the big city of Georgetown for a two-day break, but most importantly, we couldn’t wait to take a dip in the ocean, perhaps feel some semblance of a breeze. We left landlocked La Luni already wearing our bathing suits. When we arrived at the beach, we were met with an imposing and abrupt drop-off and a vast network of retainer walls, flaring out on either side for as far as the eye could see. The scene was grim, almost apocalyptic – almost like an open pit mine, no beach nor sand in sight, no bleached white sand, the kind that’s too fine to hold in your hands. Later that night, a gentleman told us that, years earlier and much to the chagrin of the townspeople, the government had sold Georgetown’s sands to Hawaii – the same sand that people travel to Hawaii for. Few tourists returned. To me, the experience stands as a powerful testament to the perils of shortterm thinking, which I cannot help but relate closer to home. continued on page A10…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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by Gordy Robson

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” A 40-year-old quote from the cartoon character Pogo is probably a strange way to start a column, but this famous quote pretty much summarizes the ridiculousness of how well-meaning people continually hurt society. In the March 13 edition of The Province, columnist Jon Ferry wrote what I thought was a wellrationalized discussion on British Columbia’s broken addiction treatment services. Most people involved in addiction treatment understand that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but as he points out, it appears in B.C. that we have decided our policies should primarily be based on a harm-reduction model which features free crack

pipes, needle exchanges, safe injecHow could our provincial health tion rooms, along with free heroin officer not be aware that his staff and methadone fixes. and others who work for the health It is Ferry’s opinion, and that of districts are advocates and activists many others, that a harm-reduction who support only harm-reduction addiction program does little more addiction programs in B.C.? They go than put a Band-Aid on the addicas far as to intimidate any facility tion problem, as opposed to what is that wants to be abstinence-based. done by an abstinence-based treatThis sent me to check Dr. ment program which actually gets Kendall’s background. people off drugs. Once I read his resume on the Last month I came across a presprovincial government Ministry of entation made by actor Russell Health website, everything became Brand (I know! Strange clear. source, but a great presentaDr. Kendall spent his first View video tion, eloquent and funny) to year as a doctor in Kingston, of Russell the British government about Brand with Jamaica, and in 1972, he the difference between the two moved to Toronto to work models which clearly points at Toronto’s Hassle Free out that abstinence-based proClinic. grams are necessary if we ever Since then, he considers hope to reduce the chaos on it his mission to establish our streets. harm-reduction policies for every Ferry finished his column by stathealth district he gets involved with. ing, “The success rates for abstinIn response, on March 19, Jon ence programs may not be high, Ferry points out the ridiculousness but they do help scores of addicts of Dr. Kendall’s argument. become drug-free. Keeping them Meanwhile, the good doctor and on drugs, as harm-reduction theorthe health authorities continue to ists advocate, simply keeps them state that their policy is to provide a enslaved.” variety of treatment models, includAmazingly, in the Sunday ing abstinence. Province, B.C.’s provincial health As Randy Hawes and the other officer, Dr. Perry Kendall, attacked MLAs who travelled the province columnist Ferry as being very simhave stated, all the evidence on the plistic and wrong. ground proves that is not true. The MLAs’ committee pointed out they could not find any evidence that the BC Health Ministry supports abstinence-based drug programs. So as Pogo said, “We have met the It’s all in a transparently desperate enemy and he is us.” bid to raise funds for amenities. And in this case, that would be Dr. Those amenities had better be pretty spectacular to rival the former Kendall and his crew. Just saying..... “beaches of Georgetown” or the nat– Gordy Robson is a former Maple Ridge mayor and a ural paradise that we all live in. local businessman who was raised in this community. How can it possibly be worth it? His opinion column appears Tuesdays in the print How can we sell off what not one and/or online versions of The TIMES. of us could ever reproduce? Questions and reactions can be emailed to Gordy c/o

Amenities can’t be worth cost …c0ntinued from page A9

After having put so much thought into what lot sizes would be suitable for the north Albion area, and yet still make the lots sizes more saleable in the current market, the district is poised to repeat the same mistakes made in other parts of Albion, squeezing the lush and open life right out of it.

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In Downtown Maple Ridge, this is a time for fresh new offerings. At flower shops and garden centres, the selection is abundant, and inspiring! Haney Builder’s Supply on Dewdney Trunk Rd will have their seasonal garden centre open around the time you are reading this, and between them and Haney Home Hardware on 223rd you’ll find all the tools and materials you need to get your garden blooming. Not a do-it-yourself when it comes to flowers? Check out Maple Ridge Florist on Dewdney Trunk Rd for gorgeous seasonal displays that you can recreate in your home, or Art of Bloom in Valley Fair Mall for fresh modern ideas and a surprising selection of gift ideas. Small updates can make all the difference in your home, whether it’s new curtains from Gagel’s Custom Draperies and Upholstery on Dewdney Trunk Rd. or perhaps a new mirror or wall art from Maple Ridge Lighting on 227th St. Maybe you’re looking to freshen up your home in a bigger way? Downtown Maple Ridge offers plenty of possibilities for your decorating and renovation plans, whether they involve great colour advice and a fresh coat of paint from General Paints or Benjamin Moore Bare Interiors, or new flooring from Laminate World or McDonald’s Flooring on Dewdney Trunk, JR Floor and Window Coverings on 227th Street or Woodopolis on Lougheed Hwy. Looking to update tired cabinets? Call the experts at Heritage West Interiors on Lougheed Hwy for advice or check out the selection across the street at Century Cabinets and Countertops, maybe Regency West Custom Cabinetry on 227th Street, or Design Plus Cabinets on Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maybe your room would benefit from a stylish and efficient fireplace? Find it right in Downtown Maple Ridge at Warm Hearth Heating Centre on 226th St. Is it appliances your home needs? Fuller Watson on Lougheed Hwy offers a great selection of large appliances AND furniture, Haney Sewing and Sound on Dewdney Trunk Rd has large appliances, TV’s, and, as their name suggests, sewing and sound systems. Going a little further west, at The Vacuum Shop#3, one is able to find all kinds of vacuums (upright, canister, built-in), carpet shampooer.....and all the accessories, to keep your home sparkling and Spring-fresh!

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Artists Celia and Keith Rice-Jones flanked Maple Ridge Art Gallery curator Barbara Duncan. A Life In The Day, an exhibition of the couple’s work, is on display until June 1 at the gallery inside The ACT.

MLA Michael Sather’s retirement party on Friday was attended by outgoing Delta North MLA Guy Gentner (left), Sather’s former constituency assistant Sheryl Seale, and Maple Ridge-Mission NDP candidate Mike Bocking.

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NDP candidate Elizabeth Rosenau gave MLA Michael Sather a parting gift. He was also given a bird house prototype (below) built from old election signs. Maria Rantanen/TIMES

Retirement

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Michael Sather was given a project to work on in his retirement involving his two passions, nature and the environment: building bird houses out of old election signs. Fellow NDP MLA Guy Gentner, who is also not seeking re-election in his riding of Delta North, had built a prototype and brought it along to a roast of Sather on Friday evening at The ACT.

Gentner’s speech included tales of misguided wilderness treks with the local MLA around the province. The evening included speeches by friends and colleagues, for example, Diana Williams, Craig Speirs, and Mike Farnsworth, and highlighted his advocacy for the environment and how he challenged the left-leaning provincial party. Elizabeth Rosenau, who hopes to replace Sather as MLA for Maple RidgePitt Meadows, presented him with a bottle of wine. “I decided to buy one that was a reflection of you,” she said. “It’s local, it sparkles, and it’s pink through and through.” Sather spoke at the end, saying it has been a “real pleasure” and a “privilege” to serve as an MLA.

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A local artist’s watercolour was named the winner.

to me. The colours are great,” Walrond told The TIMES. Five artists were taking part in the exhibition that showed various media and how by Sylver McLaren each artist expresses her smclaren@mrtimes.com artistic talent, whether it And the winner is be in pastels, oil, water Olwyn Geeling. colours, or more. Fashion representatives They were Galina from Joseph Ribkoff Inc. – Cooper, Gaby Morrison, Lamar Walrond and Sara Olwyn Geeling painted a Enid Dalziel, Kristin Pellatt – selected Geeling’s Krimmel, and Geeling. The model wearing a Joseph watercolour depicting a model was Monica Nerger. Ribkoff design. model posing in a Joseph The event was organized Ribkoff design. by Margo Delanty, owner of Crystal Walrond and Pellatt were at Valley Blu, where inside the clothing bouFair Mall in Maple Ridge Saturday tique, local mystery writer Cathy Ace afternoon to pick a painting to hang in was selling and signing copies of her their brand new downtown Vancouver books, the recently released The Corpse showroom. with the Golden Nose and The Corpse “I’m not an art aficionado, but there with the Silver Tongue, from the Cait are a couple pieces that are speaking Morgan Mystery series.

Galina Cooper (front) and Gaby Morrison showed their own unique styles on Saturday at an artists’ event at Valley Fair Mall.

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pringtime and spring fever have arrived along with another kind of fever for British Columbians. Election fever is on the rise as we move towards May and the “excitement” of a provincial election. Elections are the one time we can collectively have a voice in how our province is going to be governed. Hang on a minute – don’t just yawn and turn the page. I know that for most families, especially those with children, life is hectic. Work, cook, clean, play, chauffeur kids around – parents know the drill. Why should you spend your precious free time and rapidly fading energy at the end of the day to participate in anything political like an all-candidates meeting? The answer is simple – your voice needs to be heard. The term “special interest group” has been bandied about for a long time, as if it were something particularly nasty. I think

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who say, “Why bother? What happens after the election is never really relevant to my life. One vote’s not going to make any difference, anyway.” Not so! At the risk of eliciting another yawn, I’m going to throw some statistics in here. The margin between the winner and the also-ran in the last provincial election in Maple Ridge-Mission riding was only 68 votes. Consider that voters in the 18- to 34-year-old demographic have a lower turnout at the polls than any other age group, with 35 to 45 year olds running a close second. And parents of young children are even less likely to vote. If young people and parents of young children show up at all-candidates meetings or drop into candidates offices and express concerns, they will be

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• Maple Ridge Library will be having a special storytime for grandparents and their grandchildren at 10:15 a.m. A Grand Time for Stories is for grandchildren ages two to six and grandparents of any age. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.

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• Come to the Maple Ridge Library for their Wacky Wednesday’s Games Afternoon at 3:30 p.m. for an afternoon of pizza and board games. Registration required: 604-467-7417.

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• Lego fans can put creative minds to work. Lego Mania takes place at the Maple Ridge Library at 2 p.m. Lego is available or people can bring their own. Info: 604-467-7417.

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• Oliver the Musical is back by popular demand, presented by SPECC-tacular Productions Theatre at The ACT. It runs March 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., March 30 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and March 31 at 3 p.m. For tickets, call The ACT ticket centre at 604476-2787, buy tickets at www.theactmapleridge.org, or visit the ticket centre.

• A volunteer orientation and information meeting about the intergenerational garden on Edge Street will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St. Info: Heather Treleaven at 604-786-7404 or htreleaven@shaw.ca. • Kanaka open mic features singer/songwriter Doug Rolling from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Kanaka Creek Coffee, #101-24155 102nd Ave., Maple Ridge. Info: 604-463-6727.

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• Maple Ridge Library will be hosting Making Your Money Last: Ten Retirement Principles at 7 p.m. Learn more about managing your personal finances in this information session presented by the staff of Edward Jones. Info: Maple Ridge Library at 604-467-7417.

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exchange, as well as a food drive, and a bottle drive to help fund the Grade 7s’ grad fund. Sponsors include Tim Hortons, Kiwanis, the Library Road Crew, and Ridge Meadows Recycling. Any items that are leftover will be donated to the Maple Ridge Earth Day Freecycle event April 20. The school is at 21410 Glenwood Ave. Info: glenwood.pac@gmail.com.

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Snooker scores The Pitt Meadows Snooker Club is the Lower Mainland senior snooker league playoff champion again. Pitt Meadows followed up their third straight ‘A’ league regular season title by clinching their second playoff title on Thursday at the new Pitt Meadows Seniors Centre. There are open drop-in sessions Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Golf to help family A golf tournament has been planned to help raise money for a Pitt Meadows man and his young family, who are struggling with a diagnosis of cancer. Blake Baily, 31, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer, which has now spread to other organs. The 2013 Blakestrong Invitational Golf Tournament will happen on Friday, May 3, at Pitt Meadows Golf Club. Visit www. blakestrong.ca to register. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Breanna Riou-Green, Faith Phillips, Lucy Boulton, Natasha Heine, Mackenzy Higgins, Erin Williams, Amy Whitton, and Sarah Mcateer won silver at national qualifiers.

Silver for synchro The BC Aquasonics Senior National Stream Synchronized Swimming team, including Faith Phillips of Maple Ridge, won silver this weekend at Synchro Canada’s National Qualifier Championships in Calgary, Alta., the largest synchronized swimming competition in Canadian history. The team posted a score of 71.900. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Wrestling

Westview grapplers ready for next year Bronze medalist Cody Osborn and teammate Sabre Scott carried the Westview banner at the B.C. championships. by Troy Landreville

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Cody Osborn had hoped to have a medal in tow when he returned home from the B.C. high school wrestling championships in Duncan. And he did just that. The problem was, the colour wasn’t what the Westview Secondary Grade 11 grappler had hoped for. Osborn settled for a bronze in the men’s 60-kg weight class. The result mirrored his third-place showing in the same weight division at the 2012 provincial championships in Penticton. Westview wrestling coach Greg Brock said Osborn, who won four of five matches, was disappointed that he wasn’t able to capture a coveted gold medal at the meet, held March 1 and 2 at Duncan’s Island Savings Centre Arena. “I think when you expect gold and you end up with bronze… and who’s to say if he would have actually achieved gold, because the guy that won gold [W.J. Mouat’s Amrit Benning] had beaten him the Fraser Valleys in a very close match,” Brock said. “He was without a doubt in the toughest weight class in the whole competition.” An admitted brain cramp in the second round of the B.C. semifinal cost Osborn a chance for a provincial title. He lunged forward at eventual B.C. silver medalist Melvin Arciaga from Burnaby South, and missed his mark. “In the second round I was a point up and I could have just stalled but I made a stupid move

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The 2012/13 Wesview Secondary wrestling team included, left to right, Grade 11s Colin Derochie, Steve Rosenau, Cody Osborn, and Sabre Scott. and jumped at him and she competed in three he took me for, like, five matches, winning one, points,” Osborn recalled. and the experience made “There’s probably other her hungry to return for a reasons why I lost but that medal in her final year of was a big reason.” high school. Osborn “It was has one final disappoint“There were some crack at wining to lose incredible matches ning a gold two matchmedal, and is es,” she and incredible already focussaid. “It opponents by a ing on qualiwas tough number of athletes. fying for the competi2014 provintion. I was It was really quite cial meet. injured spectacular to see.” “I’ve got to going in, Greg Brock work on hand but it was control, work good.” on defence Her goal and just be more focused, next year is simple: “To not make any mistakes,” win provincials.” Osborn said. Scott and Osborn are Osborn joined fellow part of four-member Westview Grade 11 Sabre Westview wrestling team. Scott at provincials. In Grade 11s Colin Derochie the 57-kg female division, and Steve Rosenau weren’t

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able to qualify this year from what Brock described as a “very tough” Fraser Valley championships. Rosenau qualified for the B.C.s in 2012, but finished just out of the running this year. The goal for Westview team each year is to compete well at the Fraser Valley zone. “It was just the weight class they were in,” Brock said, regarding Rosenau and Derochie. “They fought well.” The B.C. championships were, as expected, an elite meet. Brock was impressed with what he saw. “It had B.C.’s best,” Brock said. “There were some incredible matches and incredible opponents by a

number of athletes. It was really quite spectacular to see.” Osborn medaling at back-to-back provincial meets helped to develop a wrestling culture at the school, Brock said. “The kids that are here are saying, ‘If we want to achieve the same thing, we have to work as hard as Cody,’” Brock said. “And they all did and the improvement that every one of them showed was really quite incredible.” With all of his wrestlers eligible to come back next year as Grade 12s, Brock is hopeful to have a strong representation at the B.C. championships. “It should be a fairly strong team next year,” he said. “At least that’s my expectation.”

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s we approach Easter, pots of fragrant, pure white Easter lilies are being offered for sale. They’re lovely plants to give or to receive – and one of the nicest things about them is their tendency to flower again in fall. That can happen in coastal gardens if they’re fed after blooming and planted deeply outside in a warm and very sheltered spot. A surer plan is to plant the

Easter lily in a larger pot and treat it as a patio plant that is brought in during the winter. There are a few hybrids between the Easter and Asiatic lilies. They are generally strong-stemmed and hardy outside in southwest B.C. ‘Courier’ is reputed to be exceptionally vigorous. The Asiatic lilies flower earliest, usually in June, with starry flowers that face upwards and have little discernible fragrance. The double

ones, such as the beautiful candy-pink ‘Elodie,’ are pollen-free. Container gardeners would like the compact series of Asiatic lilies that have heights ranging from 35 to 50 centimetres (14-20 inches). ‘Tiny Double You’ is a standout, with its fiery orange petals. Another variation in Asiatics is the ‘Tango’ lily, whose petals are covered with heavy spotting.

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EASTER SERVICES THURSDAY MARCH 28 MAUNDY THURSDAY 7:30 pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Supper & Foot Washing Ceremony FRIDAY MARCH 29 GOOD FRIDAY 10:00 am Good Friday Service SUNDAY MARCH 31 THE SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION EASTER DAY 8:30 am Holy Eucharist, B.A.S. 10:30 am Holy Eucharist, B.A.S.

“Meet Me at the Cross” An Inter-Church Good Friday Communion Service 10:00 am - March 29th

Easter Sunday Worship Services

8:30 & 11:00 am - March 31st

The Traditional Anglican Church of Canada

Parish of St. Bride

Meeting in Pitt Meadows Community Church (Corner of Harris and Ford Roads)

EASTER SERVICES March 28 Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Eucharist March 29 Good Friday Liturgy March 30 Easter Vigil, First Eucharist of Easter No Service Easter Day

1:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm

A warm welcome awaits you!

Maple Ridge Alliance Church

20399 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge 604-465-5717

A Member of the Anglican Catholic Church - Original Province Worshipping around the world with the Book of Common Prayer Phone: 604-463-5300

St. Luke’s Catholic Church 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge 604-465-5383 • www.stlukesparish.wordpress.com

EASTER SERVICES HOLY THURSDAY (Mar 28) Confession: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Mass of The Lord’s Supper: 7:00 p.m. GOOD FRIDAY ( Mar 29) Confession: 10:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross Drama: Noon Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion: 3:00 p.m. Veneration of the Holy Shroud: 5:00 p.m. followed by the Divine Mercy Novena

HOLY SATURDAY (Mar 30) Confession: 10 a.m. The Blessing of the Food: 11:00 a.m. Divine Mercy Novena: 11:15 a.m. Great Easter Vigil: 9.00 p.m. EASTER SUNDAY (Mar 31) Masses: 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Novena: 3:00 p.m.

Burnett Fellowship 20639 – 123 Ave., Maple Ridge 604.465.4418 www.burnettfellowship.com

EASTER MONDAY (Apr 1) Mass: 9:00 a.m. followed by the Divine Mercy Novena

WEBSTER’S WHONNOCK UNITED CHURCH 25102 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge www.wwuc.org

Good Friday Service March 29 Easter Sunday Service March 31 H. Holness, (DLM) Minister

604-467-9252 Everyone Welcome

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The stargazer adds both size and scent to the beauty that lilies offer.

One of the most popular lilies of all time is the usually whiteflowered regale lily, which originates from dry cliffs in western China, bitterly cold and windswept in winter and hot and humid in summer. Regales grow easily from seed. Gardeners who experiment with letting a seedhead dry in place and scattering the contents can produce many seedling lilies. The oriental lilies are among the most spectacular, with enormous trumpets that can perfume a whole garden. Some can stretch 1.75 metres (five feet)

tall. Two of the most popular are the white ‘Casablanca’ and the red and white ‘Stargazer.’ The similar aurelian trumpet hybrids can grow to about two metres (six feet) and produce flowers that include white, cream, gold, or pink. A lily once reputed to have healing powers is the Madonna lily (Lillium candidum). It is tall, pure white, and needs to be planted shallowly in fall. Leaves of this lime-lover were once placed upon burns to heal them. Tiger lilies were also once believed to be useful as medicine and food. They can be propagat-

ed by planting the bulbils which form between leaves and stem. Unusually, the martagons (Turks Cap lilies) are shade-tolerant and somewhat moisturetolerant. In wet climates, they thrive under trees with thirsty roots which ensure the lilies have relatively good drainage. Martagons make large clumps over the years. Lilies need to be planted immediately when bought, because bulbs dry out quickly. They need good drainage (a raised bed in clay gardens) and rich feeding with bonemeal, compost, or balanced fertilizer.

Mulching helps conserve moisture. Most lilies emerge very late in spring. Marking the spot where you plant them avoids sad accidents. News flash: The Alpine Garden Club spring show and sale takes place 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the VanDusen Garden Floral Hall, 5251 Oak St., (at 37th Ave), Vancouver. Admission is free. Sales are cash or cheque only. Offerings will include choice alpines, woodlanders, shrubs, trees, and perennials from club members and some nurseries.

Church Services Come celebrate Easter at

HANEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 11858 - 216th Street • 604-467-1715 www.haneypreschurch.org

HOLY WEEK SERVICES March 25 - 27 - 7:30 pm

March 28 - 6:00 pm

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March 29 - 10:00 am GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

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March 31 - 10:00 am

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church

St. Columba Anglican Church

(ELCIC)

12109 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows • Phone: 604-465-6233 Priest: Rev. Paul Strudwick Soloist Julia Johnstone sings The Crucifixion, by Samuel Barber and The Beatitudes, by Albert Hay Malotte

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE March 31 - 11:00 am

Communion Service

Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church 20245 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Good Friday – March 29 Meet Me At the Cross - 10:00 a.m. An inter-church Good Friday Communion Service Easter Sunday – March 31 Easter Service – 10:00 a.m. Nursery is available for children ages 2 and under during both services

www.mapleridgecrc.com • 604-465-9416

12145 Laity Street, Maple Ridge

604-467-4343

Maundy Thursday - March 28 Worship - 7:30 pm

March 29, 2013 at 10:00 am One Service - Five Locations: Maple Ridge Alliance Christian Life Assembly Maple Ridge Baptist Church 20399 Dewdney Trunk Road 11756 232nd Street 22155 Lougheed Highway Christian Reformed Church 20245 Dewdney Trunk Road

Burnett Fellowship 20639 123 Avenue

Sponsored by: Ridge Meadows Ministerial Association

LOVE LIVES (no matter what)

Golden Ears United Church Pitt Meadows United Church

Good Friday - March 29 Worship - 11:00 am Easter Sunday - March 31 Easter Worship - 8:30 am & 11:00 am Easter Breakfast - 9:30 am

Thursday, March 28

7pm at Golden Ears UC

Maundy Thursday Worship

Friday, March 29

11am at Eagle Ridge UC (2813 Glen Dr. Coquitlam)

Good Friday Worship

Sunday, March 31

Easter Sunrise Service 7am at Haney Wharf 9:15am at Pitt Meadows UC Family Easter Celebration with Music, Flowers & Surprises 10am at Golden Ears UC

Easter Worship -

12109 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows Communion & Connection 12109 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows

22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge - 604.463.9611 12109 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows - 604.465.6233


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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Family Announcements ...........................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

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hotels/restaurants retail sales

general

accounting

careers

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health care

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

Are you passionate to make a positive difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities? Are you looking to expand your experience and receive further training in a supportive team environment? Advance your career by joining the largest nonprofit Community Living agency in BC! We are seeking casual Community Support Workers in the Lower Mainland area, experienced in supporting people with developmental disabilities. First Aid/CPR certificate and Class 5 required. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy of Community Living. Salary is $17.36 per hour. Fax or email resume to: posAbilities - Human Resources #240 – 4664 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby, B.C. V5C 5T5 Fax: 604-299-0329 Email: careers@posAbilities.ca www.posAbilities.caww

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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Career Fairs

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General Employment

0874667 BC Ltd (Coq) hiring Carpenter Helpers. Exp. an asset but not mandatory. $18 hr/35 hr wk. E-Res: 0874677@gmail.com

Now Hiring

FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca FULL-TIME CERTIFIED HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service and repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or Email: nhalliday@bailywesternstar.com LIVE & WORK on a New Zealand, Australian, or European farm! AgriVenture arranges dairy, crop, sheep, beef & swine placements for young adults. www.agriventure.com 1-888-598-441 Local Manufacturing Company is looking for energetic, enthusiastic people with a positive outlook. Full time positions for days and/or afternoons shifts available. No experience required, excellent growth opportunities. Please fax resume to: 604-467-1197

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General Employment

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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OFFICE ADMIN Full-Time

Fast paced Port Coquitlam Food Wholesale Distributor requires a reliable, hardworking teamplayer for Office Administration position. Duties will include answering phones, data entry of invoices, accounts receivable/ collections, word processing & other office duties. Candidate must speak fluent English and must have good working knowledge of Simply Accounting, Microsoft Word & Excel. Email: resume@kfwfoods.ca

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WESTERN SAFETY has immediate opening for

RECEPTIONIST OFFICE CLERK Full-Time

Must have a pleasant phone manner with good Microsoft Word and Excel skills. Duties include collections, filing incoming / outgoing mail, ACCPAC experience an asset, but willing to train. Benefits after 3 months.

Email resume to: office@westernsafety.ca Or fax to: 604-461-5446

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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

Local Plastic Re-Manufacturer requires, Plastic Sorters, Extruder Operators, Clean up & General Duties. Call Debbie at 604-826-0155 or 604-462-7335

For Sale Miscellaneous

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Local Cedar Shake Mill requires Shingle Sawyers, Cubermen, Shake & Shingle Packers, Block Pilers and Trimmermen. Call Debbie at 604-826-0155 or 604-462-7335 EMBROIDERY Machine Operator 1 year experience min. Email vlady@verticalsuits.com

PARTS PERSON. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with over 20 employees serving BC since 1986. We require immediately, one Full-Time(Year-round) experienced Parts Person to join our Parts Department. Duties include Counter Sales, Telephone inquiries and Sales, Parts Look-up(Both Computer and Manual), Inventory stocking and merchandising. This F/T position requires applicant to have knowledge of the outdoor power equipment industry, superior customer service skills, and excellent communicative and organizational skills. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email: terry@fraservalleyequipment.com SMALL ENGINE TECHNICIAN. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with over 20 employees serving BC since 1986. We require immediately, one FullTime(Year-round) experienced Service Technician to join our extremely busy service centre. This F/T position requires the applicant to have extensive knowledge of 2cycle and 4cycle engines, all lawn and garden equipment and related power equipment. Industry certification is definitely an asset. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email: terry@fraservalleyequipment.com


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Dogs

PURE Bred Basset Hounds CKC.shots,vet check, avail Apr 15. $1,200.604-744-5439

Furniture

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

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New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

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Port Moody

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

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Richmond

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

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For Sale by Owner

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

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6020

6020-18 7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

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 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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Abbotsford

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

Mission

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

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692

6020-24

North Delta

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 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

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

6020-34

Surrey

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

6052

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

Chilliwack

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

Real Estate Investment

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

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

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West

Coquitlam

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

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $545,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

6020-36

6020-08

Cell: 604-813-8789

6065

Recreation Property

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

415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U. 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

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

6035

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

JUNIPER COURT

Tsawwas.

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

6008-34

Out Of Town Property

Mobile Homes

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MAPLE RIDGE Spac 1 BR apt, w/d, prkg, deck, n/s, n/p, $650. Avail Apr 1. 604-937-3534.

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

COQ 2 BR bsmt ste, incls utils, hydro & cbl, n/p, n/s, $995. w/d, Avail Now. 604-931-5216

COQ, Lough Mall. 4 BR. New kitch. F/p, 6 appl, f/yard, garage. Nr schools, bus stop & Hwy 1. $1750/mo. Immed. 604-527-7793 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6595

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

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

$50 off / month for the first year Spacious Reno’d Bach, 1, 2, 3 BR suites. Heat & hot water included. Walk Score = 75 Call 604-530-0030 www.cycloneholdings.ca

PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034 NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

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

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

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

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

office: 604-463-0857 cell: 604-375-1768 OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

6035 ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

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

Mobile Homes Quality Manufactured Homes Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133

6510

Shared Accommodation

6595-10

North Burnaby

BBY CAPITAL HILL Lrg 1BR, Furn’d , suit student, share/kit/liv room, W/D. $550 incutls, cable, net. Apr 1. NS/NP. 604-708-1157

6595-35

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

ROOM IN house to share w/working prof. $545 incl, ldry. immed/ Apr 1, n/s, pet? 604-506-5416

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

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

9102

BBY, N. Near SFU, 1 BR, newly reno’d, in-ste lndry, priv ent & alarm, s/s appls incls d/w, N/s, N/p, Avl Apr 1, $950/mo incls all utils & net, refs. 604-562-7030

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9110

BACH /1BTH BRAND New Near Douglas College Coquitlam New basement suite - Own W/D, Microwave, Firdge, Stove, Dishwasher. NS, NP. $675. 604-375-6737

Collectibles & Classics

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 604-308-9976

BBY S., top flr 2 BR, 1 bath, huge deck, $990/mo + 50% utils, N/p, N/s, Nr amens. 778-895-4558

COQ, COMO LAKE. Newer 1 BR bsmt ste. Priv laundry & entry. $700/mo + sh’d utils. Avail Now, Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765

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

COQ WESTWOOD Plat 2 BR bsmt, 4 appl, nr bus, ns/np. $880 + 1/3 util. Now. 604-306-6136 MR NORTH 2 bdrm+den, garden suite, 1300sf, gas fp, shower only, $975 inc gas/hydro, April 1, ns/np 604-467-8044

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

POCO, 2 bdrm rent geared to income, must have children, quiet family complex, no pets. Call 604-468-1243

PT MOODY Old Town Center, 1 BR upper ste avail now. Newly reno’d. $750 + utls. 604-218-7660

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

West MRidge 1BR legal ste, sep laundry, nr shops, WCE, $850 incls utils, N/S, 604-765-3748

PARK TERRACE

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

Houses - Rent

BBY SOUTH, 2 BR, full house, 1 bath, $1450/mo + utils, Near all amens. Call 778-323-4558

Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

6020-06

Vancouver East Side

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

6050

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

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

Okanagan/ Interior

6040

Surrey

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

6508 LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

6020-20

6540

Lots & Acreage

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Real Estate

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6020-02

6030

Houses - Sale

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

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

MRIDGE BROOKSIDE Gardens 3 BR newly reno’d, 5 appl, fncd yard, $1300, Apr.1 ★Pets Welcome★ Call ..778-835-0748 PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

TAKE OVER LEASE, New West. Close to Skytrain & Braid St, NW. 12 mths left. 1850sf Warehouse, $1850. Zoning M2. 604-817-2768

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

Domestic

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

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

2003 FORD Taurus LE, V6 auto, 82K, mostly hwy, loaded, exc cond, $3950 obo, 604-479-4788

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9145

Domestic

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Scrap Car Removal

9515

Boats

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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9155

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TRAILER SALES Lynden WA

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

14’ 14K - 14LX Dump Trailer

Handyperson

$6695* < [9/K : ]95I Y19M\ 1969 Mariner Ski Boat, 4 cyl in-board consider trade for sport utility atv $4,100. 778 808-7250

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

Luxury Cars

9522

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

9160

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

Sports & Imports

RV’s/Trailers

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

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

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

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

Scrap Car Removal

9173

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8055

Cleaning

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Painting/ Wallpaper

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8155

Landscaping

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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Vans

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

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

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

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

8200

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8185

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

9129

Electrical

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DOES YOUR YOUTH GROUP NEED TO RAISE FUNDS?

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

In support of youth locally and internationally

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at Swan-e-set Bay Resort and Countr y Club

The Rotary Duck Race can help ... proudly presented by

The Haney Rotary Club Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1952

supported by

The Rotary Duck Race is a lottery fundraising program available to all nonprofit youth organizations in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. This event is run by our two local Rotary Clubs. 100% of the money raised in ticket sales is granted back to your youth organization. Please join us at our public meeting to find out more about this partnering opportunity.

West Coast Auto Group

1973

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2013

Celebrating 40 years serving our community

1PM SHOT GUN START! Tournament fees are $160 per golfer*

*includes a box lunch, range access, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, tee gifts, on course side competitions and barbeques, dinner and access to an outstanding silent and live auction all in aid of youth charities. For more information about player registration or sponsorship opportunities please contact event chair Mike Murray at mwmurray@shaw.ca

Saturday, 6th April 2013 11am - 12:30pm The ACT (lobby) (604)463-8890

Public Information Meeting on Youth Group Participation For more information: www.rotaryduckrace.ca


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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Langley Farm Market PRODUCE

GREEN CABBAGE

RUSSET POTATOES

Product of California ($1.08/kg)

Product of Washington (10 LB. BAG)

49¢

2 for

/lb

ATAULFO MANGO

1

MEAT ITEMS PITT 2011 MEADOWS LOCATION ONLY

5

Jacob's

$

/lb

CELERY

Product of California ($1.52/kg)

CLAMSHELL • (CAL CEL) 1 LB. • Product of California

69¢

2 for 4 M E AT

$ 00

/lb

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

88¢

$ 00

Top Sirloin Steak (Family Pack) Pork Back Ribs ($10.98/kg)

Product of California ($1.94/kg)

STRAWBERRIES

Product of Mexico ($2.84/kg)

$ 29

CAULIFLOWER

499/lb

($9.22/kg)

R.W. Knudsen

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419/lb

Chicken Drumettes (Family Pack) ($7.68/kg) .................. $349/lb

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BAKERY

Mango Streusel Pie

2

Carrot Loaf

2

$ 80 $ 50 /each 500g............................................................................. /each 450g.............................................................................

Freybe

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DELI

Lean Smoked $ 19 Cappicoli 100g ............................... 1 Gouda 100g .................................. $169

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FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: • MEAT CUTTER • BAKER

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LOUGHEED HWY.

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