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Clerks Hopping robbed, good time bound by Roxanne Hooper

by Sylver McLaren

Mounties are concerned about a brazen robbery Easter Sunday in Pitt Meadows. E.B. Games at Meadowtown Centre was one of two robbed on the weekend. The other occurred in Surrey a short time later. And in the local case, at least, two suspects – believed to be men – wore disguises and threatened the gaming store staff before leading them to a back room, tying them up, and stealing an unknown amount of merchandise, said Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville. “Police are very concerned whenever there is a robbery of this type in our community, as this does not occur often in either Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge,” he said.

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A fistful of chocolate, and, yes, the weather helped bring beaming smiles to the faces of a couple hundred children at Whonnock Lake this weekend. Keeping alive a tradition started more than 30 years ago, members of the Whonnock Community Association hosted its popular Easter egg hunt on Sunday, attracting about 200 children, along with hundreds of accompanying parents and grandparents, for an afternoon of fun at Whonnock Lake park. Once again, organizers scattered poker chips and three golden plastic eggs throughout the forest floor, then with a 1 p.m. start turned loose three different age groups of children into designated areas of the park to collect the coloured chips. When the hunt ended, every child cashed in chips for a handful of chocolate, and the gold eggs earned three extra-lucky children large baskets of Easter treats. After the hunt concluded, and while volunteers were still cleaning up, many families stuck around at the beach. The weather was so warm that many children went swimming, while others were content to play on the beach, in the playgrounds, and picnic with their families.



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Children of all ages combed the forested area around Whonnock Lake park Sunday in search of poker chips that, once collected, were cashed in for handfuls of chocolate (above). Some of those children included 15-month-old Cobyn Schultz-Lorentz of Whonnock (right) and Maple Ridge twins Adelyn and Kaelyn Tran (far right) who wore bunny ears for their third consecutive Easter egg hunt in Whonnock.

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Woman arrested for fleecing giving senior Surveillance cameras from downtown Maple Ridge businesses helped police identify a 50-year-old robbery suspect. by Roxanne Hooper

Ridge Meadows RCMP Insp. David Fleugel

Preying on a kind old woman landed another woman in lockup late last week. A 50-year-old Maple Ridge woman

is accused of snatching a senior’s purse – even after the generous owner of the purse bought food for the suspect, explained Ridge Meadows RCMP Insp. David Fleugel. “We have identified and charged the person responsible for stealing the purse of one of our senior citizens, even after the victim had bought the suspect a sandwich out of the goodness of her heart,” he said. “I cannot divulge into details of the case, as this matter is headed to the courts. But it was a crime that

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outraged all of our officers and our community,” he added. The incident occurred last Sunday, March 24, on 224th Street, and investigators were able to piece together surveillance footage from area businesses to assist in the case. “This avenue of investigation is paying incredible dividends and is an expanding opportunity for investigators,” the inspector said, noting that several groups worked together on this file, including general duty officers, the RCMP’s community

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resource team, and the detachment’s serious crimes unit. “Our investigators made this case a top priority and I am very proud of the way they worked on this case,” he said. The suspect, Caroline Ruth Swetz, was arrested Thursday afternoon. Swetz was subsequently released by a justice of the peace, with a series of conditions including not having contact with the victim and not being permitted in the Maple Ridge downtown core.

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Arts celebrated at Ridge Earth Day

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An environmental celebration includes visual, literary, and performing arts. by Maria Rantanen

Fetal monitor funded Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation recently received $15,000 from the Loyal Protestant Association to help purchase a new fetal monitor with telemetry for the maternity department. It’s a device used to monitor the fetus before delivery allowing the birthing mother to move around while in labour. • More at

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Maple Ridge poet Joe Robinsmith is holding an Earth Day poetry contest.

Eco-poets wanted Maple Ridge poet Joe Robinsmith, who recently put on the Honouring Our Veterans poetry contest, is organizing an environmental poetry contest for Earth Day with a deadline on April 10 at midnight. There are three categories: elementary, secondary, and adult (19 and older). Send entries to: • More at

Group talks sasquatch A public meeting of the International Society for Primal People will meet at the Home Restaurant, 21667 Lougheed Hwy. on April 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with Maple Ridge sasquatch researcher Brian Bland in attendance. • More at

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Art and creativity are what keep people alive, according to Earth Day coordinator Leanne Koehn, so this year the arts will be an integral part of Maple Ridge’s Earth Day celebrations. Arts funding is often the first thing cut and many people and businesses will only be green if they can afford to or they have time, but both are necessary, Koehn added. “Environment and the arts are extras, but they’re essential to life,” Koehn said. The tagline for this year’s Earth Day celebration, set to take place on April 20 at Memorial Peace Park, is “the earth without ‘art’ is just ‘eh’.” To match up environmental groups and artists, the Earth Day committee held a “speed dating” event in January. This has resulted in collaboration that will bring Earth Day to life with submissions in the visual, performing, and literary arts. One of the projects hooked up visual artists with the Haney Farmers Market coordinators, Paul and Eileen Dwillies. Three artists were interested in making banners for the Haney Farmers Market, and so Maple Ridge artist Arlene Hale and two others are making three banners each. “The banners are outstanding,” said market manager Eileeen Dwillies when she saw the first two made by Hale, a leek and an onion. The third one is a zucchini. Hale hadn’t painted on the silk-like polyester banner fabric before, and while it was “challenging,” she was happy with the end result. “It turned out better than I expected,” she said. The farmers market already has 20 solid coloured banners, but these one will be placed by the fruit and vegetable stands, explained market co-coordinator Paul

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Eileen and Paul Dwillies (right) and Arlene Hale (left) admired the banners made by Hale for the Haney Farmers Market. Dwillies. In addition, he is making a banner with the Haney Farmers Market logo on it, and that will be placed at the information booth during the regular Saturday market. Haney Farmers Market will hold its first market day on Earth Day, but then it won’t open its regular market days until Mother’s Day. Koehn is excited about the artistic collaboration that will come together on April 20, and pointed out that the activities, many family-oriented, are meant to be interactive

and engaging for participants. Other arts events planned for Earth Day include an eco-poetry contest organized by Maple Ridge poet Joe Robinsmith, a zumba flashmob put on by the seniors, and a mural designed for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Arts Studio Tour organizers to be painted during the event. Roving entertainment will be courtesy of the Emerald Pig Theatrical Society. Earth Day will be held on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial Peace Park and in the surrounding facilities.


Public invited to comment on river park Hammond waterfront lot will be transformed into a park with access to the river. by Maria Rantanen

Anyone who wants a little time by the river can soon go to the Wharf Street Park by the Fraser River in Hammond.

A patch of land at the end of Hazelwood Street has been designated for a park and the public is being asked to give their input into the preliminary design of the park, set to be built by the end of the summer. The design will be shown at an open house on April 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the entrance to Maple Ridge municipal hall. The plan includes picnic tables, a lookout platform, steps

to the water to launch canoes and kayaks, and a natural play area. “It’s going to be a great community bumping place,” said James Rowley, a Hammond resident and member of the park steering committee. The park will be at 20208 Wharf St., on a lot that is currently overgrown. “I think it’s beautiful,” Rowley said of the design. “It’s really

exciting what they’ve done with the ideas people... have put in.” The steering committee and municipal staff will be at the open house. The future park is 700 square feet in size and the District of Maple Ridge will spend $239,000 developing it into a park. Anyone with questions can call planning technician Sylvia Pendl at 604-467-7338 or email her at


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Eco-friendly film on tap An eye-opening documentary is showing tonight (April 2) at The ACT. by Troy Landreville

A film documenting the odd yet enlightening journey of a couple trying to produce the least amount of waste possible over the course of the year is showing tonight (April 2) at The ACT. The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society will present The Clean Bin Project at its 32nd annual general meeting at The ACT, 11994 Haney Pl. The public is invited to see the award-winning documentary at 6 p.m., and meet the couple that made the film at 7 p.m. Shot in Vancouver from 2008 to ’09, The Clean Bin Project follows Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin in their comTroy Landreville/TIMES petition to see who can Leanne Koehn from the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society said the film The produce the least amount of waste and not buy any Clean Bin Project is ”amazing.” The film is being shown tonight (April 2) at 6 p.m. at The ACT, 11994 Haney Place, prior to the RMRS’s 32nd annual “stuff” for an entire year. general meeting. Along the way they learn how to make their own This led to Rustemeyer tion, the couple will give a crackers and toothpaste, and Baldwin working with sneak peek of their latest and uncover the Great the RMRS to create a video project Just Eat It, which Pacific Garbage Patch. “We had no knowledge highlighting the past, pres- explores the issue of food ent, and future of the soci- waste and had the couple going in,” said the 34ety to celebrate its 40th live for six months on food year-old Rustemeyer. “If destined for the trash can. we did it again we would anniversary. It is used as an orientation video for They follow the chain have prepped a little bit of food waste from farm, more. We would have set new employees. This 10-minute video through manufacturing ourselves up with shopcan be seen on the recycand retail, all the way to ping bags and shaving ling society’s webpage at the back of the fridge, supplies and things like or pledging to survive only that.” on their YouTube channel, on foods that would otherRustemeyer said makRidge Meadows Recycles. wise be thrown away. ing the film was “lifeRMRS spokesman “It’s not a lifestyle that changing” for her and Leanne Koehn said The were trying to advocate. 36-year-old Baldwin. Clean Bin Project is part It was more to draw “A year is a pretty of a new wave of environattention to issues about extreme project,” she mentalism that’s gaining food that is being thrown said, “but if we didn’t traction. away,” Rustemeyer said. have the rules we would “I think it’s this new “We’re not encouraging have found that we mentality of taking it on families to go digging into wouldn’t have changed as a personal chaldumpsters and things anything in our View trailer lenge,” Koehn said. like that. It’s about food lives.” “It’s more exciting awareness.” The response with that way because The film is planned for to the film went it’s saying, ‘What release in fall 2013. The far beyond the can I do?’ It’s not timing works because couple’s expectabeing preached at, Maple Ridge Earth Day tions. it’s [being] aware. events’s 2014 theme is “It’s been fanIt’s building self-awareness food. tastic,” Rustemeyer said. of what’s out there and “They really have the “We’ve toured all over what difference you can finger on the pulse,” the world, we’ve been make.” Koehn said, of the filmto New Zealand, Florida, Koehn called the film makers. and we’ve visited hun“amazing.” Anyone is welcome to dreds of schools. We got The couple are not “rahthe AGM and film screenthe film on TV nationally, rah environmentalists” in ing. “We’re always lookwhich is fantastic.” Koehn’s opinion. ing for new members and Because The Clean Bin “They just started everyone is welcome,” Project echoes many of experimenting, and setting Koehn said. the RMRS’s messages, For more on the society, the society purchased the a challenge for themselves, and seeing what they have visit www.rmrecycling. local school and comto do to fulfill it,” she said. org, find “Ridge Meadows munity screening rights “Along the way, as we Recycling” on Facebook, and hosted a public watch the film, we learn or call 604-463-5545. screening of the film for all these small things that For more on the The Earth Day in 2011. The we also can be doing, and Clean Bin Project visit RMRS also invited the • More online at are inspired by.” stars to hold a talk-back During their presentasession after the film.


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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A Reminder: the Pitt Meadows Museum’s Annual Heritage Reunion Tea and Penny Drive falls on Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Old Heritage Hall on Harris Road. For more information or to volunteer some time please contact the Museum at 604-465-4322 or email us at The Museum Society wishes to thank the following individuals, groups and businesses for their support in 2012: City of Pitt Meadows – council and staff; Corporation of the District of Maple Ridge – council and staff; Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services Commission and staff; Government of Canada – CHIN; Government of Canada - HRSDC - Summer Employment for Students program; Government of Canada and the Canadian Museums Association – Young Canada Works program; Meadows Landscape; Annette Code; Sandra Caddo; Em Warner; Theresa Flynn; Eileen Karula; Jean Abbott; Sylvia Tompkins; Frances Speakman; Chum Richardson; Elizabeth Brooke; Joe Antalek; Pacific Coast Paranormal and Research Society; Renee, Deliah and Tyler Olesen; Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times newspaper; Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News newspaper; What’s On Magazine; Em’s Designer Crafts; Jennifer Chernecki; Shelley Jordie; Don Cramb; Leslie Norman; Bjorn Norman; Hanna Norman; Emma Norman; Will George; Madison Rear; Rebecca Willmott; Jamie Carballo; Josh Bain; Jennifer Lunoch; Emma Campo; Stephanie Kalenda; Shannon Rhodes; Britanny Martin; Dylan Schmahmann; Tony Wheeler; Jim Scott; Alex Wilson; Julie Schiller; Maple Ridge Museum and Archives; Otter Co Op; Darlene Unreau; Alleanna Barrera; Sharon Lyndsay; Sianna Kennedy; Erin Pasternak; Sandra Borger; Maple Ridge Exhibition/Countryfest; Mary Roadhouse; Klaus von Hardenberg; Burnaby Village Museum; Rita Kvass; Jayne Iwanow; Tim Franklin; Tammy Tomlinson; Alma Pastorek; Dorothy Lindsay; Ruth Phillips; Hanna Liva; Dave Stephenson; Gordon and Daniel Code; Glen Hilgo; Kaloff family; Mitchell family; Severinski family; Whitlock family.

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Let him speak Voltaire’s oft-quoted defence of free speech, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it,” is as relevant today as it ever was. But its relevancy always depends on the honesty of the speaker. MP Mark Warawa rose in the House of Commons last week to ask the speaker to rule that his privileges as an MP had been violated because his party’s leadership was not allowing him to speak on an emotional issue. Warawa is passionately anti-abortion – or anti-choice, depending upon your personal point of view. His leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has publicly said he will not reopen the abortion debate, and he surely doesn’t want his troops whipping up a controversy that might be used in an anti-Conservative campaign. Conservative party leaders likened gagging Scan this page with Warawa to making sure that the “team” kept to the game plan. It’s no secret that political parties orchestrate debate in the House of Commons. MPs all know what’s expected of them. Green Party leader Elizabeth May said Warawa’s battle “cuts to the core of what is wrong with parliamentary democracy.” NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen said his party does not vet statements made by its MPs in the 15 minutes prior to question period. But do NDP MPs ever stray far from their scripts? Warawa shouldn’t have to stick to the script. He is accountable to his constituents. If he thinks he’s acting on their behalf and they want him to ignite the abortion debate, then no party hack should stop him. He should be allowed to speak – as long as he really is speaking about sex-selective abortion, and not using such an important cause to open a can of worms that most Canadians are thankful has had the lid screwed on it – albeit loosely. If he wants to speak about abortion in general, then he should do so openly – and probably get shot down in flames. – B.G.

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I’ve had a handful of people They can’t take a joke, that is, express disappointment that there unless it’s being played on somewas no April Fools leg-pulling on one else. our front page this year. Interestingly, while just over Actually, I’m extrapolating half of those surveyed admitted with some poetic licence here, to pranking a friend or co-worksince clearly, our readers could er, only about a third admitted to not have seen the front page being an April Fools fan. until after the paper was printed The discrepancy, no doubt, – which would have included accounts for that old saying: “It printing this column – which is better to give than receive.” would have had to have been The Insights West survey by Bob Groeneveld written prior to printing because offered another insight: people otherwise it wouldn’t have been in B.C. aren’t all that terribly difprinted and wouldn’t be here ficult to fool. right now for you to read, and therefore I had to For instance, more than a third of British have written this prior to anyone noticing that Columbians believe that scientists have already there was no April Fools joke on the front page. found a cure for cancer, but our governments Got that? and the corporate pharmaceutical bosses are But the bottom line is, I get a small handful keeping it to themselves. of those complaints every year that our publicaIndeed, I am one who believes “a cure” has tion date does not fall on April 1 (only April 1 been found… several, in fact, from chemo to cutmorning datelines count, and as you will notice ting… but nobody is hiding the cures that have in the top right hand corner of today’s edition, been found, and we’re a long way from a lot of the date is April 2), and so I’m merely assuming others that still elude our scientific abilities. that I will have received at least one or two such About one in three British Columbians are purdisappointed complaints by the time you’re read- ported to believe in one or another conspiracy ing this – which for most folks is a little later in theory surrounding the death of U.S. president the day – giving me time to have received those John F. Kennedy. complaints… aaaggghhhhh!… just take my word Personally, I’m surprised the number is that for it, will ya? low… but then, it was a long time ago, and a Except, maybe you shouldn’t. lot of today’s folks are probably too young to The whole April Fools thing has become a remember the politics of the day. time-honoured and beloved tradition in the Most unbelievable to me are the four per cent newspaper industry (and has been subsequently of people hereabouts who believe Elvis is still picked up by most other news media and similar alive. C’mon, folks! He’d be 80. Those hips ne’er-do-wells). stopped wiggling a long, long time ago. But it might not be as beloved as some of us But I am with the majority (52 per cent) of might think. British Columbians who believe UFOs exist. A recent Insights West survey of 867 people in I saw a number of unidentified flying objects B.C. found that, while lots of them liked to play as a kid in school. And they remained unidentithe fool – and even more have been played for fied for some time, until I realized it was chalk fools – the April Fools fan club has a fairly exclu- flying at or past me. Other objects have flown in my direction since sive membership roster. then, many of which I didn’t stop to identify. Some people just can’t take a joke, it seems.

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to go if encounaround 3,500. tering an oncomAt probably a Scan this image with ing vehicle minimum of encroaching on two cars per your lane. household, We had an that’s 7,000 cars incident a while a day, plus the back when a people on Fern tree fell onto a Letters to Crescent and at power line at Creek. the Editor Balsam the junction of I’m not a 232nd and Fern, politician or a closing the road for more planner, but to my mind, than eight hours. That also when developing a project affected the residents of of this size at a locale that Balsam Creek. basically is a mountain, the I was under the impresroad network should have sion, when I moved to Rock been in place before buildRidge, that a second access ing began. road would be built. I was I was told that a developinformed that it would not ment fee is charged for be done until the developevery house built. I trust ment was finished. that the funds are secured, I believe that the total and suggest it’s time we number of homes will be had an alternative route to access our homes. What happens if we have Michael Sather a major catastrophe, such as an earthquake or forest fire? What if anybody needed medical attention? Dear Editor, Ray Trimble, Rock Ridge Your article on MLA Michael Sather’s “retirement” [MLA roasted, March 26, TIMES] states he is not seeking another For more letters mandate in the upcoming May election.” to the editor visit... He really need not apply, as he’s not considered eligible. The NDP policy of reverse discrimination is in play. Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge – Click on Opinion.

Dear Editor, On a recent Friday, returning to my Rock Ridge home, I encountered a road block on Fern Crescent. There had been an accident. Apparently, two vehicles had collided head-on. Along with many other vehicles, I had to wait well over an hour before I could go to my house. People trying to leave Rock Ridge also were unable to do so. I wrote council a few years ago, asking why we were spending more than $1 million on the only wide and straight stretch of Fern Crescent, from 232nd Street to the Eagles hall, when the next section was narrow, winding, and with trees right to the edge of the pavement, leaving nowhere

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Dear Editor, Mr. Ferry and Mr. Robson [Harm reduction doesn’t fit all sizes, Mar. 26 Just Saying, TIMES] ask why the provincial government spends so much time, energy, and money on harm reduction services, compared to abstinence programs. This assertion is actually incorrect. Substance use prevention and treatment money is not focused predominantly on harm reduction, nor are abstinence-based treatment modalities denied funding as a provincial policy. In fact, the amount of money spent on

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harm reduction services by regional health authorities is estimated by the Ministry of Health to be about 1/10th of that spent overall on substance use. One reason the government may seem to be focused on this area is that it does attract ongoing criticism from those who favour abstinence over other effective interventions, or who are on other grounds opposed to harm reduction strategies. In 2004, when the government released its planning framework for problematic substance use and addiction, it was estimated that approximately 120,000 British Columbians had a high probability of alcohol dependence, another 224,000 had some indication of dependence, and around 33,000 had a dependence on illicit drugs. About two-thirds of the latter group were dependant on heroin, and injection drug use had clearly emerged as an effective way of transmitting HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. In 2004 there were some 8,000 individuals engaged in treatment with methadone. The province engaged with the BCMA, the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the BC College of Pharmacists to expand access to this treatment, and in 2012 the numbers had increased to nearly 14,000. Methadone as maintenance clearly has its detractors, but coupled with adequate psycho-social supports and counselling (some of it of the kind provided in many otherwise abstinence-based programs), it is for many heroin-dependant persons the most effective treatment available (I invite readers to visit the websites of either the U.S. National Institutes for Drug Abuse or Ontario’s Centre for Addictions and Mental Health). The stability attained through methadone maintenance, coupled with access to antiretroviral drugs, is one reason B.C., alone among Canadian jurisdictions, has been seeing decreases in HIV infections through the drug injection route. Mr. Ferry’s article did raise the interesting notion that some funded agencies, if they followed their “core beliefs,” would choose not to offer services to individuals who were receiving methadone. continued on page A8…

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MG! When I sat down to write my column over the Easter weekend, I realized this was number 20, which is probably a good time to reflect. It is harder than I remember it being to write a weekly column. It is amazing and rewarding to both Mary and me how many people approach us and comment on the column. Some of them point out they don’t always agree with my opinions, but they enjoy the column and want me to keep writing. Over Easter weekend our youngest son was able to come home. Between him and his brother, they convinced me I was a Neanderthal because I didn’t know anything about graphene. After some research, I agree with my kids. Research and learning

is a good thing for an older person like me – which now sets me up to be able to tell you about graphene. Graphene is going to change the world. Trying to describe it is a challenging exercise, but let me try. Our old HB pencils, when they write on paper, produce graphene. It was discovered a few years ago by examining what scotch tape picks up from a pencil marking. On Oct. 5, 2010, the Nobel Prize in physics went to Andre Gein and Konstantine Novoselov from the University of Manchester for their work on identifying and proposing applications for graphene. Apparently, carbon molecules, when organized into graphene, can become an incredible filter. The unique property is that it can become a membrane one atom thick. I know!!! Applying it to desalination reduces the costs dramatically. Recently, Lockhead Martin (yes, the Lockhead Martin that designs weapons of war) announced it invented a graphene-based filter that easily converts salt water into fresh. The desalination membrane, Perforene, is made of single-atomthick sheets of graphene, designed to allow water molecules to pass

through easily while the carbon web captures and separates out the salt. According to Reuters, the Lockhead Martin scientists claim their filter is “500 times thinner than the best filter on the market today and 1,000 times stronger.” There is also a claim that the graphene filtration method uses 100 times less energy than current salt water filtration systems. If that is true, graphene in desalination plants will change the world. Applications of this discovery are absolutely mind-boggling. I encourage older guys like me to discover Layar to learn more about this. The ability to desalinate water cheaply could provide water to the California agriculture lands, which are running dry. In the Middle East, it is a gamechanger. And desalination is just one of graphene’s possible applications. At the end of the weekend, I realized that, if I wasn’t writing this column, I would probably never have known what graphene was. Just saying.....

– given the extent of the problems associated with substance use – I would absolutely agree. Last year, the Columbia University National Addictions Centre undertook a ground-breaking study of addiction and addiction services in the U.S. Among their key findings: “There is a profound gap between the science of addiction and current practice related to prevention and treatment.” Much of what passes for “treatment” of addiction bears little resemblance to the treatment of other health conditions. Much of what is offered in addiction “rehabilitation” programs has not been subject to rigorous scientific study, and the existing body of evidence demonstrating principles of effective treatment has not been taken to scale or integrated effectively into many of the treatment programs operating nationwide. One of the report’s recommendations is to bring the addiction treatment system into the larger mainstream health care system. I’d like to think that Canada, and particularly British Columbia, is doing better than this. Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer

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…continued from page A7 However, B.C. substance use services are informed by international clinical research, practice-based experience, and provincial standards, guidelines, and strategic plans. As “Healthy Minds, Healthy People: a Ten-Year Plan to Address Mental Health and Substance Use in British Columbia” states, the Ministry of Health will continue to work with Health Authorities and key stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive range of service options, including abstinence-based, clinically supported, and harm reductionfocused programs are available. While much of the discourse centres around methadone, B.C.’s substance use treatment services also use other prescribed and over-the-counter medications that, in combination with psycho-social support, significantly improve treatment outcomes for alcohol and nicotine dependence. I would like to assure readers there is no provincial policy against funding abstinence-oriented programs. Abstinence is, in fact, the ultimate goal of all substance use treatment. But addictions are chronic in nature, and characterized by high rates of relapse. When abstinence is not attained, substantial reductions in substance use, illegal activities, ill health, and social malfunctioning are worthy goals. If Mr. Robson is asserting that substance use (and mental health) programming in B.C. could use additional resources

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Nathan, Tim, and Evan Weeda took part in the Maple Ridge Downtown Business Association’s recent Easter egg hunt, stopping to have their picture taken at Haney Sewing and Sound.

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Ridge artist invited to Italian residency A local painter will spend a month in Venice as an artist in residence.

museums and fine art galleries like the Simon Fraser University or the University of B.C. I’m aiming for that kind of level... I retain a lot of my work so that I have a large series . They need to by Sylver McLaren have that in order to put up a show,” said Krimmel about her hundreds of paintings. When Maple Ridge resident During her residency, Kristin Krimmel received an Krimmel will have an apartemail last August asking if she ment close to Saint Mark’s would consider being an artist in residence at the International Square in the school’s residence. School of Graphic Design in At the school, she will have Venice, Italy, she had to turn it a studio space and access down. to all the courses and to the She was fully booked with teaching staff. exhibitions and other commit“It’s right in ments. the heart of It wasn’t until “It is right in the Venice, close January when one to all the wellheart of Venice, of her projects landwas deferred to close to all the well- known marks. So much 2014 that she realknown landmarks.” of interest will ized her calendar Kristin Krimmel be within walkhad opened up ing distance. with enough time I’m planning to go. on doing lots of drawings She contacted the school and discovered there were openings for future work and I have a graphics project in a techavailable during both April and nique that I want to explore,” May. said Krimmel. Since then, dates have been “I feel very privileged with confirmed and Krimmel will be this opportunity. There will leaving next week for a fourbe other visiting artists and week residency. professors from other counKrimmel has lived in Maple tries and I’m sure there will Ridge for six years and is a forbe lively discussions and mer teacher at the Emily Carr sharing of ideas and technical University of Art and Design. information,” she added. “My goal is to show in


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Maple Ridge’s Kristin Krimmel is heading to Italy for an artist in residence stay at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. She will have an apartment close to Saint Mark’s Square in the school’s residence.

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A Life In The Day in Wildrice Studio March 16 – June 1 This exhibition celebrates Celia and Keith Rice-Jones working together in their home studio – 25 years on. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 4p.m. Artist Presentation at the Art Gallery: April 13 – 11a.m.

Mis Hermanas by Flamenco Rosario

Friday, April 5 – 8:00 p.m. the personal and heart-warming story of Rosario Ancer and her 7 sisters growing up in Mexico, her dreams of becoming a dancer, her journey to Spain and her arrival in Canada.

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A historical visitor centre has opened its doors to the public for the next six months. by Sylver McLaren

After its seasonal closing, the 101-yearold Stave Falls Power House on Dewdney Trunk Road has reopened for the 2013 tourist season. Last year a controversy was brewing over whether or not seasonal hours would be sufficient to educate residents of B.C. about hydroelectric energy, particularly for children. Retired BC Hydro employee Colin Gurnsey was instrumental in the opening of the Stave Falls Powerhouse visitors centre in March 2002. According to Gurnsey, educational opportunities would not be met if hours were reduced. BC Hydro spokesperson Jennifer Young attempted to quash the rumours last year. She told The TIMES that the only change would be modifying the hours of operation, which are now 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until October. The facility showcases how hydroelec-

tric developments were instrumental in shaping the history and landscape of B.C. since the early 1900s. This hydroelectric landmark is adjacent to the Hayward Lake Recreation Area, and provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to discover and explore what they call a “rich human and natural history.” Inside the centre, visitors can enjoy interactive games and historic displays telling the story of how hydro power has helped build British Columbia. Through a guided tour, visiting groups are encouraged to think about B.C.’s renewable and non-renewable energy resources, hydroelectric generation, human and natural heritage, and conservation. Visitors can marvel at the engineering and see the inner workings of the original mechanical and electrical components installed in 1912. The centre offers visitors guided and self-guided tours, houses a 50-seat theatre and a gift shop, and is wheelchair accessible. BC Hydro’s Power House is located at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd., just east of the Maple Ridge border. To book a tour, phone 604-462-1222.

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What’s On Post events 10 days in advance by email to: April 2

• Holy Wow Poets recital takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at The ACT. The theme will be April Fool’s Frolics.

April 2

• Ridge Meadows Recycling Society holds its annual general meeting at 6:45 p.m. at The ACT. There will be a short business meeting and then a special presentation of The Clean Bin Project.

April 2

• Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s spring chipping program set-out deadline for properties west of 224th Street is April 2. Residents are asked to put their branches at the curbside for pickup and chipping. The deadline for properties east of 224th Street is April 15. Info: www.

April 2

• Coquitlam prostate cancer support and awareness group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Coquitlam Pinetree Community Centre. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents involved with prostate problems are encouraged to come and share their concerns. Info: Norm at 604-936-8703 or Ken at 604-936-2998.

April 2

• Maple Ridge Library will be offering Computer Basics on Tuesdays, starting April 2 at 2 p.m. This is a gentle introduction to the computer taught over three consecutive weeks. Students will learn the fundamentals of how to use a computer. Registration required: 604-467-7417.

April 3

• Kanaka open mic features indie band Alexandre France from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Kanaka Creek Coffee, #10124155 102nd Ave., Maple Ridge. Info: 604-463-6727.

April 4

• The Maple Ridge Library will be hosting Night Time Tales: Spring Fling at 6:45 p.m. Come to the library for an evening of stories, rhymes, songs, and puppets.

All ages welcome. Info: 604467-7417.

April 4

• Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Caregivers Support Group - Parkinson’s Society B.C. meets from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a support group for caregivers, family, and friends of people with Parkinson’s disease. Info: Elinor Verkerk at 604-4672768 or

April 4

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

April 4

• Maple Ridge Community Foundation holds its annual fundraising dinner and citizen of the year presentation at 7 p.m. Cocktails are served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $115 per person and $850 for a table of eight. For tickets, call Robert Prince at 604-4638686 or go to

April 4

• Blue Heron ToastMasters meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Pitt Meadows City hall, 12007 Harris Rd. Info: Andrew Thompson at 604460-0339.

challenges of raising children with special needs, will host speaker Nathan Searle, a behaviour analyst from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost for the session is $10 per person and takes place at the North Fraser Event Learn more Centre, with 9975 272nd St. Info: Karen Knuff 604467-6500.

April 5

• Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council presents Mis Hermanas Thicker than Water: My Sisters and I from Flamenco Rosario at 8 p.m. at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl. Tickets can be bought by calling 604-476-2787, by going to www.theactmap-, or by going to the box office at The ACT in person.

April 5

• Better Breathers Club for people with chronic respiratory illnesess holds its monthly meeting in the Fraser Room of the Maple Ridge Library from noon to 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be pharmacist Sayed Atthari.

April 6

• Maple Ridge Historical Society holds its 21st annual Heritage Tea at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St. Info: Alison Pocock at 604-463-5311.

April 6

• Maple Ridge Library will be hosting the Cherry Blossom Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be traditional Japanese food, drinks, and crafts. Info: 604-467-7414.

April 7

• Maple Ridge Art Gallery will host a clay workshop, Zen and the Art of Space with artist Keith Rice-Jones. The fee is $56. Registration is at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre: 604-467-7322 or The course number is 177248.

April 7

• North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association is holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to meet volunteers, riders, horses, sponsors, and staff at

the centre, located at 13345 Park Lane, Maple Ridge.

April 7

• Museum Sundays features windowsill friends using edible, healthy grasses this week. Museum Sundays run from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Info: Jen or Leslie at 604-465-4322.

Volunteers needed

• Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is hosting its 16th annual Vistas Run/Walk on Sunday, May 12. Volunteers are needed along the route to keep the runners going in the right direction, as well as to assist at the water station, registration, and other jobs during the event. Anyone who’d like to volunter can call 604-463-7722. • Full list:


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Maple Ridge Secondary provides a “stepping stone” for up-andcoming bands. by Maria Rantanen

It was a battle with guitars, percussion, and vocals, and the winners walked away with a recording gig. Maple Ridge Secondary held its annual Battle of the Bands recently, a tradition that goes back to the 1990s and has helped launch musical careers for up-and-coming highschool rockers. This year six bands competed to win the battle, and coming out on

top was the band Stand Still. In addition to the student bands, the teachers also have their own band, which isn’t part of the competition, explained guitar teacher Rob Drafi who was part of the band, in addition to Jacquie Burns, Kim Clarke, Tim Bemister, and Carson Power. Drafi has been organizing the event for the last few years, and he’s impressed at the musical abilities of the students who perform. “The calibre is quite high,” he said, noting the bands audition for the event in December. The genre of music varies from nu metal to classic rock – some bands also play their own original music as well. The winning band receives five

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New pedestrian lights making roads safer

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have benefitted from $201,000 from a provincial insurance company.

A new pedestrian signal is visible at 224th Street and 121st Avenue, as well as one at Abernethy Way and 228th Street. Those are two of nine road improvements done to make Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows roads safer for everyone. ICBC launched the safer roads program in 1989, and since then, has invested more than $110 million in road improvement projects and safety studies across B.C. “Public safety is our top priority,” said Mary Polak, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “ICBC’s safer roads program works in partnership with our ministry and with communities to ensure safety is a priority in transportation infrastructure in communities across the province. This valuable program demonstrates our continued commitment to help keep everyone safe on our roads.” As road improvements are implemented, it also requires drivers to adopt new driving behaviours, such as adjusting to traffic pattern changes and understanding the rules of the road. According to ICBC, the majority of crashes are preventable and have more to do with driver error than road engineering. Drivers need to do their part by making smart driving decisions and avoiding crashes, said John Dickinson, ICBC’s director of road safety. “Road improvements deliver real value to everyone on our roads, from drivers to pedestrians,” said Dickinson. “We’ll continue to invest in road safety

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These lights at Abernethy Way and 228th Street in Maple Ridge were part of the upgrades done for safety. initiatives that help us reduce claims costs to keep rates as low as possible for our customers.” Safer roads projects completed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in 2012 were as follows:

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Location: 232nd Street and 128th Avenue • Project description: Installation of southbound left-turn phasing • Partner: District of Maple Ridge

• ICBC contribution: $5,000 Location: Two local intersections • Project description: Joint safety and operational study for two intersections • Partner: District of Maple Ridge • ICBC contribution: $9,900 Location: Dewdney Trunk Road at 200th, 227th and 228th • Project description: Installation of uninterrupted power supply systems at three intersections along Dewdney Trunk Road • Partner: District of Maple Ridge

• ICBC contribution: $7,500 Location: Lougheed Highway and 280th Street • Project description: Installation of protected left-turn signal for eastbound direction • Partner: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure • ICBC contribution: $5,900 Location: 224th Street and 121st Avenue • Project description: Installation of pedestrian signal • Partner: District of Maple Ridge • ICBC contribution: $10,000 Location: Lougheed Highway and 272nd Street • Project description: Installation of a full signal • Partner: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure • ICBC contribution: $54,400 Location: Abernethy Way at 227th, 228th and 230th • Project description: Installation of traffic signals and left-turn lanes along Abernethy Way at three intersections • Partner: District of Maple Ridge • ICBC contribution: $98,000

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Location: Davison Road and 192A Street • Project description: Installation of curb extensions • Partner: City of Pitt Meadows • ICBC contribution: $5,000 Location: Park Road and Somerset Drive • Project description: Installation of curb extensions • Partner: City of Pitt Meadows • ICBC contribution: $5,000



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Betty Woodward, Janice Pattison, and Faye Meek, (above left to right) reacted to a great bowl at a women’s tournament last summer.

Curling opens Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club will be holding their opening day on Sunday, April 7 at noon. Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin will deliver the first bowl. The club welcomes new members and will explain how to play the sport. They will arrange to meet at the club, lend the necessary equipment, and provide coaching. The club is at 11445 232nd St. For more information, call 604-467-3902 or email dip6@ • More online:, click on “Sports”

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Last year’s Rotary Duck Race earned $88,100 for various youth groups from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Duck Race volunteers picked out the winning ducks (above) and handed them over to Rotarian and race organizer Bob Shantz (inset).


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Faith Phillips, from Maple Ridge, along with other BC Aquasonics teammates, will compete in the Canadian nationals in Quebec City.

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The BC Aquasonics had great success at Synchro Canada’s National Qualifier Championships in Calgary, Alta. last week: five of six teams compete next at the national championships, including Faith Phillips of Maple Ridge. Phillips, and the rest of the senior BC Aquasonics team, will compete next at the Canadian Open Championship in Quebec City, from April 24 to 28. • More online:, click on “Sports”

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Rotarians want at least 40 youth groups to register for funding this year. by Sylver McLaren

It’s time to get quacking. A public information meeting and ticket distribution for the third annual Rotary Duck Race is happening this Saturday at The ACT from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. So far eight groups are registered, including KidSport, a couple of parent advisory councils, a ball hockey team, and some scouts groups, according to Rotarian and event organizer Bob Shantz. “The goal is to have 40 youth groups this year,” he said. “It’s been so well accepted. It’s a huge project. Last year $88,100 was distributed to 34 youth groups throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows at a dinner held in October,” Shantz added.

“The first year it was sports, By the rules of the Rotary’s and the second year we expanded licence, they are limited to 10,000 to include other groups as well,” ducks, so once the tickets are said Shantz. gone, they’re gone. “Excellence can also be Applications for funding and achieved in scouting, participation will be or guiding, or singconsidered from any ing,” he added. youth organization in “We have a tremenMaple Ridge or Pitt dous community, and Meadows. have many worldAll interested groups class athletes and we should provide a letwant to broaden to all ter requesting they be areas of achievement,” considered for eligiShantz said. bility, but they must The official kickoff qualify under the gamto sell tickets is at ing and licensing rules. Bob Shantz the Ridge Meadows Organizations must Home Show, which also agree to report takes place May 3, 4, and 5 at back to the Rotary Duck Race the Albion Fairgrounds. But any Disbursement of Funds Committee group that registers can begin to to verify funds were spent in sell tickets as early as April 6. accordance with the lottery reguThe goal is to race 10,000 ducks lations. down the Alouette River in Maple Shantz said that the Rotary club Ridge Park on Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. has had a few organizations apply With a $10 “adoption fee” for that they haven’t been able to each duck, 10,000 ducks will accept because the flow of funds bring a grand total of $100,000. directly to the youth can’t be fol-

lowed. “There is quite a few businesses that have signed on – as event sponsors, prize sponsors, and advertising sponsors – which allows the Rotary Club to distribute 100 per cent of the funds to the youth and it’s a win, win, win for everyone,” said Shantz. Prizes for this year’s Duck Race, which is jointly being held by Meadow Ridge and Haney Rotaries, include: • First prize: a 2013 Fiat 500, donated by Maple Ridge Fiat and Maple Ridge Chrysler, and which Shantz called “a little sweetheart and very roomy inside;” • Second prize: $3,500 Fuller Watson appliance package; • Third prize: $3,200 cruise package; • Fourth prize: $1,000 in-store shopping spree at Mark’s Work Wearhouse; • Fifth prize: two golf packages for four worth $870, and • Sixth prize: $500 from Haney Sewing & Sound.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Help us celebrate! The City of Pitt Meadows is turning 100 in 2014 and here is a terrific opportunity to participate in this milestone event. The Centennial Celebration Committee is looking for Pitt Meadows residents and business owners to participate in the planning of Centennial related events and projects. We are looking for your voice at the planning table and would love to include you as we meet quarterly beginning in April 2013 to plan for the execution of Centennial projects. Interested? Please email a brief description of yourself and contact information and why you would like to be involved to by April 5, 2013. Please watch for other opportunities and information beginning to be advertised in the weeks ahead.


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Who Am I?

Bill Ward is the winner of this week’s Who Am I weekly TIMES contest. He correctly identified last week’s picture as that of former Maple Ridge alderwoman and school trustee Mae Cabott. Ward, along with others who Facebooked in the correct answers, is now entered in for a grand prize draw. Who Am I is part of a twice-weekly TIMES contest, where readers are asked to identify people from this community’s distant and recent past. For instance, who’s in this photo? Entering is simple. Readers can “Like Us” on Facebook and answer before 9 a.m. Friday to be automatically entered to win weekly and grand prizes.

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Feast to be found in the wild Discover the joys of flora and fauna in our rural areas. Liz welcomes questions at g.hancock@

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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.

by Liz Hancock

espite the constant rain we’ve had of late, these recent sunny days assure me that spring is peeking out from under the blanket of winter and will show its face very soon. This is the time of year when the young plants begin to open up. When walking the river paths you can find plenty of fresh tender greens to add to your salads. As always, if you go wild crafting, take a knowledgeable friend along or a pocket guide, but remember to leave some of the plants behind for the birds and to regrow. If you are at all unsure about the plants, don’t touch them. One of the most recognized of the socalled weeds is the dandelion. Rich in vitamin C, it is an antitoxin for the gallbladder and the kidneys and the young leaves have a peppery taste that perks up a lettuce well, the leaves get tough when they are older and are not so tasty. You can also dry and grind the roots to make a caffeine-free coffee.

Chicory, with its bright blue flowers makes a lovely show in the grass, but are equally cheerful in a salad or omelette. Here too you can dry and grind the root for coffee. The wild ox-eye daisy, when picked at the bud stage, can be marinated in spiced vinegar and used in a similar way to capers. Then there is, of course, miner’s lettuce with its round fleshy leaves and small white flower, so called because the gold miners in the 1800s found that a regular intake of the plant helped prevent scurvy, a terrible disease that occurs from poor diet and lack of vitamin C. This plant was so useful that it was actually exported to Europe to grow as a food. The prehistoric looking horsetail is another unique plant. According to the book Growing and Using the Healing Herbs, by Gaia and Shandor Weiss, it was used by the First Nation peoples as a tea to help heal broken bones. It is also a diuretic for the kidneys. Finally, there is wild onion and garlic both easily recognized by their smell and taste and similar in appearance to the cultivated ones. Here are just a few of the wild plants that can be gathered to enjoy. There is nothing more tasty than a dandelion leaf, garlic or onion omelette with a slice of bacon for breakfast – good hunting and enjoy.

- Liz Hancock is a member of the Alouette River Management Society. She is also a writer, artist, environmentalist, and teacher of self-sustainable living.

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HUNT, Josephine Ruth Oct 01, 1920 - Mar 27, 2013 B: Walsh, AB D: Maple Ridge Cherished wife (68 years) of Harold Richard Hunt (Dick) and mother to Joy Midtdal (Sid), Rob (Wendy Cole), Gail (Doug Baker) & Tim (Elaine). Huggy Grandma to Graham, Brendan, Emery, Rafferty, Rachel, Robin, Liam, Derick, Elliott, Tess and Nathan. Great Grandma to Scott and Brody. Ruth’s heart may have failed, but not from lack of love given and received. Dick walked with his sweetheart every day, expressing his love for her. Ruth’s diminished faculties did not limit her capacity to sing hymns and recite prayers, or to tell everyone she met on her rambles around Holyrood Manor, "I love you." She is missed for her uncommon cheerfulness. Ruth’s life was one of service, first as a rancher’s wife, then a minister’s when her rancher entered the priesthood. She was our hard-working resourceful model of thriftiness and organization - she could feed a household of 14 on a chunk of bologna, or find space in the car trunk for one more air mattress for a holiday. Wherever she lived, she grew a garden filled with beauty and nutrition. Roses were her favourite flowers. Right now Ruth is likely telling her hairdresser in heaven that she loves her. Funeral service St. John the Divine, Maple Ridge 1:30 pm Thursday, April 4, 2013. God welcomes Ruth home.

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

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RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see id5584 604-777-5046



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For Sale by Owner

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner, 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. id # 81635

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



FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

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

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KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

office: cell:

604-937-7343 778-863-9980


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


HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

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

Lots & Acreage HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see id5491

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

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


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


2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 3 BR Apartment Available May 1.

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

604 - 941 - 7721

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541


Okanagan/ Interior

Office 604- 936-3907


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

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

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


Out Of Town Property

552 Dansey Ave, Coq 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

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

Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.


Real Estate Investment

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851



MRIDGE, Thornehill, Clean, dry newer 1500sf Barn, power. Great for woodworker or car buff! $425. OR 450sf Storage space $100/mo. RV / Motorhome Outside Storage with power & sewer from $300 - $375/mo. On secure private ppty. Byron 604-761-6935


115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

Accepting applications for waiting list for Bach, 1BR, 1BR & Den & 2BR’s Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room & workshop. No pets. Participation mandatory, $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

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


Houses - Rent

BBY S. newly reno’d 4 BR house, nr Metro, skytrain, bus, now, $1800. 604-762-4886, 785-4370 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



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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt ste MRidge, d/w, own ldry, $950 incls hydro & gas, priv entry, sm pet neg, 604-463-0029

2BDRM bsmt suite Holmes & Sapperton $900 incl. util. Avail April 1, 604-813-8000

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

office: 604-939-8905

COQ, COMO LAKE. Newer 1 BR bsmt ste. Priv laundry & entry. $700/mo + sh’d utils. Avail Now, Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765 COQ WESTWOOD Plat 2 BR bsmt, 4 appl, nr bus, ns/np. $880 + 1/3 util. Now. 604-306-6136





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



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





Lawn & Garden


2000 MERCEDES Benz E55 AMG Beautiful exc cond 113,00 K’s Sell 12,900. 778-846-2933 FILL OUT AN INSTANT CREDIT FORM AT:


It’s that simple, even if you have bad credit or no credit history we can get you behind the wheel of a great Marv Jones New or pre-owned vehicle. Imports, domestic, all makes available – We finance everyone! Contact:



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



Collectibles & Classics

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Patios/Decks/ Railings

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


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


ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582



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

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

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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2007 SEADOO 150 Jet boat, only 30hrs, 155hp, rotex, trailer, factorycover, $15K 604-477-9281

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

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


Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

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


3 Rooms $250

Exterior Special on NOW


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




778-997-9582 HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842

Sports & Imports

Painting/ Wallpaper


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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


Quality Work You Can Trust!


Townhouses Rent

COQ 2 BR Apt., quiet complex, incls hot water, laundry facils, free parking, near amens, No pets. $995. Call 604-939-9281.


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M. RIDGE, 1 BR ste, reno’d, on priv 10 acre. Av May 15. $600 incl utls. N/S. Cat ok. 604-761-6935 POCO, 2 bdrm rent geared to income, must have children, quiet family complex, no pets. Call 604-468-1243

Scrap Car Removal

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


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



Auto Finance

Shared Accommodation


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


Call 604- 421-1222


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes



Cell: 604-813-8789

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR start $720, 2 BR $820. Bldg laundry. By transit. 604-518-8935

ENDERBY BC 18.6 acres w/ 2 homes, shop & 5 buildings. N. Okanagan $669,000 1-250-838-6133

MRIDGE BROOKSIDE Gardens Two 3 BR’s avail, newly reno’d, 5 appl, fncd yard, $1325 & $1425, Apr. 15 or May 1 ★Pets Welcome★ Call ..778-835-0748

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge



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


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


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

Townhouses Rent

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great River view!

Mobile Homes

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

$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




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


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


Rubbish Removal

Bulldog Disposal Co Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates- 7 Days/Wk Call Tony 604-834-2597



FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 M. RIDGE Priv outside Storage/ Parking for lrg equip/ Truck/Car/ RV/Boats etc 604-761-6935

Accelerate your car buying

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

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890



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