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Bing remains as councillor There won’t be a by-election in Pitt Meadows after a new MLA decides to continue council duties until January. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

Sporting toms eye-catching hair styles, Sophia Rogers and Jouya Nabavian (inset) were among hundreds who gathered at Memorial Peace Park Sunday for Adstock. This year’s music festival included performances by Mountain Man, Remember Lite-Brite?, Guts & Glory, Damn The Eyes, The Easy Brothers, Abriosis, Ninjaspy, and Bone Daddies.

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AdStock: Another year older Event organizer looks for someone to take over organizing concert series.

Adam Rayburn is ready to hand over the reins of Adstock after another successful music festival rocked Maple Ridge this weekend. Rayburn, founder and ongoing organizer of Adstock, told The TIMES it was his ninth annual music festival and anxious to go out on a high note, he’s now hunting for his replacement. “I want fresher, newer, younger people to put on the music festival. Now, it’s about

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finding the next generation to put it on. One of these days I’m not going to be available to do it,” said Rayburn. The 26-year-old has been doing Adstock since he was 18 when “I was running around putting up posters on my bike.” “In the early days it was not my intention to hold a music festival,” he said, explaining its origin. “When I found out you could rent the gazebo for free as long as it was a community event I thought this could be a lot of fun,” said Rayburn, who is a drummer for the band Anion, as well as a drum teacher at Bergthorson Music Academy.

Newly elected MLA Doug Bing will do double duty as a Pitt Meadows councillor to avoid triggering a by-election. Bing, who represents the riding of Maple RidgePitt Meadows, plans to stay on council until January, at which time he will step aside as a councillor. Discussing the issue with members of the public, Bing said there was an overwhelming feeling that a by-election wasn’t necessary. Originally Bing asked Pitt Meadows council to grant him a leave of absence until January, at which time he would have stepped aside to MLA Doug Bing avoid triggering a by-election. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows But council didn’t grant him the leave of absence, leaving the decision to him whether to step aside and trigger the by-election or do double duty. “[The leave] would have simplified the situation,” Bing said. Bing said he’s spoken with the mayor of Pitt Meadows, Deb Walters, and she was pleased with his decision. Bing hopes that some of his council committee duties can be given to other councillors. Bing has stopped collecting a salary for his Pitt Meadows council position to avoid “double dipping” from taxpayers, he said. Bing made his inaugural speech as an MLA last week in the legislature, which is sitting this month to pass the budget. The BC Liberals won the May 14 election despite widespread predictions that the NDP were poised to form government. There is a sense of “disappointment” coming from the opposition benches, Bing said, and the tone has been somewhat “snarly.” “I get the sense the opposite side is licking their wounds from the election,” Bing said.

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Mike Coulter and Tammy Jones got a new deck thanks to friends and family who have reached out to them as their son struggles with cancer.

Pot bylaw revisited Maple Ridge council will revisit its proposed bylaw on restricting medicinal marijuana grow-operations to agricultural areas. The bylaw passed first and second readings and was the subject of a public hearing. Council plans to rescind its previous two readings and then amend the bylaw to allow growing within the Agricultural Land Reserve with restrictions on parcel size and setback. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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As the gaming centre in Maple Ridge is being built and road improvements made, the District will start enhancing the surrounding areas along Lougheed Highway from 226th to 228th avenues. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Teen promotes French Maple Ridge teen Annie Russell will join 30 high school students to discuss the benefits of bilingualism at an event known as the National Ambassador Youth Forum, one of the largest events put on by French for the Future. The event takes place in Vancouver in August. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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Friends and family rally for Malcolm The Coulter family home had its deck replaced. by Maria Rantanen

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The Coulter family has been dealing with more than their share of stress as the youngest member, Malcolm, is being treated for cancer. So, this summer’s back deck project got put on the back burner. But their friends and family had other plans, and they “conspired” to get the project done for them, said Malcolm’s father Mike Coulter. The group in on the “conspiracy” included their realtor and friend Rob Jeeves and Linda Kiilerich, hitting up business acquaintances for donations, from supplies to services to a disposal bin. Mike came home one day and the deck was dismantled thanks to his brother P.J. “It blew me away that they could do that,” Mike said. The wood was donated by Gord Daykin with Fraser Valley Building Supplies, the joist hangers by Bill Cawthrone at Stollco,

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the lighting Mike said fixtures by the generosDarrin and ity toward his Janay Legge, family has been vinyl deck“overwhelming,” ing by Paul adding that it’s Vanden “humbling” to Brink with accept so much Sundecks help. Unlimited. The first reac“It just went tion that he and on and on,” his wife, Tammy Mike said Jones, had was to about the say they couldn’t generosity of accept donations, community but then they members. realized, “this The railings [situation] isn’t hadn’t been like anything put on yet last we’ve dealt with week, but they Malcolm Coulter is undergoing before,” Mike treatment for cancer. were donated said. by Blair Getting a new Holiday at Excel Railing. deck will benefit Malcolm, who Malcolm, who just finished will be home-bound a lot as he kindergarten at Hammond undegoes treatment. Elementary, was diagnosed The previous deck was with brain cancer in late April, “mushy” in places and the stairs immediately undergoing surgery. looked like an “optical illusion,” He has just finished the first Mike said. round of treatment of radiation “The deck was a pile of rotten and chemotherapy. wood – it was functional but it But, in September, he will probably should not have been,” continue with chemotherapy and he said. that is expected to continue for The new deck is larger and 13 months. also provides a larger covered

area below. With Malcolm’s energy level lower than normal, the new deck provides him a safe place to play in his own comfort zone, Mike added. But because of the way the deck was built with the generosity and help of friends and family, Mike said he’s now “emotionally attached” to it, and if they ever move, he joked he might want to take it along. Rob Jeeves, a Maple Ridge realtor with Re/Max said he has young children as well and it would be devastating to go through what the Coulters are experiencing. Because he’s in the real estate business, he knew people in the trades and decided to make a few phone calls. “It seemed like a good thing to take some stress off the family,” Jeeves said. A trust fund has been developed for Malcolm, and Coulter said he is adamant that any money will be used for Malcolm’s care and anything left when he is better will be donated to BC Children Hospital. The Facebook page is www. facebook.com/rallyformalcolm. There is also a website www. rallyformalcolm.com.

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Tickets are on sale for the third annual Rotary Duck Race. by Maria Rantanen

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The Alouette River will turn yellow again on the B.C. Day long weekend as the third annual Rotary Duck Race takes place. Organizers are hoping this year’s race, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 at Maple Ridge Park, will generate $100,000 for youth organizations. Tickets are on sale for $10 apiece, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the youth groups selling the tickets. The grand prize is a 2013 Fiat 500 donated by Fiat of Maple Ridge and Maple Ridge Chrysler. In its inaugural year, the duck race raised $70,848 for groups that serve kids; in the second year, $88,140 was raised. Tickets will be sold at the weekly Haney Farmers Market, the Caribbean Festival this weekend, and Country Fest. If any are left, they will be sold on race day. Because the groups get 100 per cent of the ticket proceeds, Davies said, they are getting a “bigger bang for the buck,” compared to events like bottle drives and car washes where

they have to pay for costs. But because of the gaming rules, the tickets can only be sold by adults, so the kids take part by dressing up in the duck costume to raise awareness about the duck race. As the race approaches, Peter Davies will take the ducks to a “secret location” and determine the health of the fowl. That way, on race day, it is guaranteed that all the ducks will be able to race and none will sink. “The only other difficulty we’re having is fitting Speedos,” he joked. This year, the Maple Ridge firefighters will be manning the race on the river with the Meadow Ridge Knights and the 1st Laityview scout group. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be activities for the whole family, including a vendors market, food sold by Golden Ears Kiwanis and Rainbow Ice Cream. Click and Clown will entertain and there will also be facepainting and kids games with prizes. In keeping with the duck theme, there will be wooden ducks that can be painted. In addition, school trustee Dave Rempel, who has a bird sanctuary in Whonnock, will have a live duck display. For more information about the duck race, go to www.rotaryduckrace.ca.

Peter Davies is looking after the 10,000 ducks that will float down the Alouette River on Aug. 4.

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Toxic plant found locally

A single giant hogweed plant found in Kanaka Creek Regional Park has been cut down.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND ZONING BYLAW TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Pitt Meadows City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2505, 2011 the Zoning Bylaw for the City of Pitt Meadows.

by Ronda Payne

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Kanaka Creek Regional Park staff are always on the lookout for plants that may pose a threat to the environment or park users. Thankfully, their alert skills paid off in identifying a single giant hogweed plant near the hatchery area of the park. “It has been dealt with,” said Janice Jarvis, a biologist with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. “We cut it down and it will be treated with herbicide in the next pass of invasive species treatments,” Jarvis said. Because of proximity of the plant to the hatchery, she suspects it, “probably came in on someone’s car.” The base and roots of this hogweed will be treated with the same herbicide as knotweed, another invasive plant that’s been problematic in the park. The giant hogweed is an issue due to its extremely toxic nature, said Jennifer

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City of Pitt Meadows Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 2620, 2013 Part 11 – Highway Commercial, Section 11.1.9 is amended as follows:

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Jennifer Grenz has dealt with knotweed in the Maple Ridge area, but a recent report of hogweed is a first for the region. Grenz, who’s with the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver. Simply touching hogweed is enough to transfer the toxic sap, which can burn skin as well as cause blisters and welts when exposed to sunlight. “Lots of people have been burned just trying to cut it down,” she noted. “Users of that park need to be able to identify it at any stage of its growth,” Grenz said. “They certainly don’t want their dogs running through it… It is highly, highly toxic. People need to stay as far away from it as possible and keep pets away from it as well.”

Unfortunately hogweed seeds are prolific. “Anywhere there is hogweed treatment, [people] can expect to see it come back again because of those seeds,” noted Grenz. “Small plants that are a centimetre high are just as dangerous as those 15 feet high.” With the removal of the plant in the park, it’s too early to tell whether it will pose a recurring issue, but Metro Vancouver will keep watch. “The good news is that many sites that have been under treatment have [had the hogweed] eradicated,” Grenz said.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND PITT MEADOWS ZONING BYLAW

TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Pitt Meadows City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2505, 2011, the Zoning Bylaw for the City of Pitt Meadows: City of Pitt Meadows Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2614, 2013 The purpose of this amendment is to rezone a portion of the property located at 19083 Mitchell Road, legally described as: Lot 25, Section 1 Block 5 North Range 1 East New Westminster District Plan 25019 From Large Lot Residential (RS) Zone to Medium Lot Residential (R-1) Zone in order to permit the creation of one single family lot shown bolded and crosshatched on the map schedule below. The relative location of the land to be affected by the proposed bylaw is indicated on the sketch plan below: The Bylaw and associated staff report may be viewed at City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, between July 5, 2013 and July 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Please direct inquiries to the Development Services Department at 604-465-2428. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected hereby shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained herein or by making a written submission (or email) by 3:00 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013 to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services.

Kelly Kenney Manager of Legislative Services 604-465-2433 kkenney@pittmeadows.bc.ca

The purpose of this site specific text amendment is to allow a child care use in the Jungle Jac’s Playcentre located at Meadowtown Shopping Centre at 19800 Lougheed Highway. The Bylaw and associated staff report may be viewed at City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, between July 5, 2013 and July 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Please direct inquiries to the Development Services Department at 604-4652428. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected hereby shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained herein or by making a written submission (or email) by 3:00 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013 to the attention of the Manager of Legislative Services. Kelly Kenney Manager of Legislative Services, 604-465-2433 kkenney@pittmeadows.bc.ca

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All submissions will become part of the public record.

In the case of Lot A except: Part Subdivided by Plan BCP 18702; District Lots 223 and 224 Group 1 NWD Plan BCP 18701, one child care operation as a principal use shall be permitted.

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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Dog parks

Pet owner worried about park safety

A Maple Ridge resident is warning dog owners to be careful when visiting Volker Park. by Troy Landreville

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Someone is hell bent on harming dogs visiting Volker Park, says a Maple Ridge resident and pet owner. Cheryl Stirling is warning other dog owners to be extra vigilant when visiting the park at 21113 123rd Ave., after she encountered tempered glass strategically placed around different areas of the park’s popular off-leash area. Her concern heightened after a sign was posted at the park entrance, warning about poisoned pet food. The sign read: “Caution – On June 28th my dog got into what looked like some kibbles left out here at this park. Immediately an hour later, she was vomiting and shaking and after further testing came to the conclusion that what seemed to be kibbles was in fact poisoned dog food or rat poison.” It went on to read, “I have a huge pet bill and a very sick dog to deal with.” “The city has been called numerous times to help clean up, along with some of us dog owners,” Stirling said. “The police have a file that was started a few months back and have been to the park twice that I know of because we have spoken with them each time.” Geoff Mallory, parks and open space manager with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services, said there have been 10 instances of vandalism reported

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Maple Ridge resident Cheryl Stirling, owner of a four-month-old potcake named Turk and a 15-year-old Jack Russell, Monty, is concerned about someone leaving tempered glass and tainted dog food in a local park. at the park since May 7. “We’re very concerned with it,” Mallory said, adding that reports have been filed with the RCMP and SPCA on each occasion. “It’s a well-used park, a great social area for people who gather with their dogs. We’re very concerned to see this type of vandalism.” The RCMP have received eight complaints about glass in Volker Park in the past two months. Stirling is an animal lover – she owns two goats, five house cats, nine horses

(most of which were saved from auction), and two dogs, a four-month-old potcake named Turk and a 15-year-old Jack Russell named Monty, that is deaf. Because Monty isn’t capable of walking the dikes in northern Maple Ridge anymore because he has arthritis, Stirling started taking her dogs to the park at least once a day. A little more than three weeks ago, Stirling says she spotted shards of tempered glass placed near the entrances, water dishes, and benches. “It’s not glass that’s going to cut you,

but the police worry that puppies were going to pick it up,” she said. According to Sterling, officers told her that if she ever encounters tempered glass or other items that may put a dog in peril, to call them and Maple Ridge Parks & Leisure Services. “They are aware,” Stirling said. Stirling added that the news of the poisoned food is deeply troubling. “The glass we’ve been concerned about because it’s definitely been maliciously put in there,” she told the TIMES. “The neighbours have come out and had a few arguments with the people in the park. [One] neighbour was quite unhappy that a dog park was even put in.” Anyone who would purposely harm an animal is “a very unhappy person,” Stirling said. “How can they do that to an animal? It’s been going on too long for no one to know who’s doing it.” Stirling wants dog owners in particular to be aware this is going on. “It’s happening in the middle of the night, because there are dogs there throughout the day,” she believes. One of the investigating Mounties told Stirling that he will patrol the park at night, “just so anyone who was doing this was aware that the police know that this is happening.” Mallory said letters are being sent out to neighbours, asking them to inform the RCMP and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services if they see anything suspicious at the park. Any information about suspicious activity in the park can be passed on to the RCMP at 604-463-6251 or to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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

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Squabbling is just plain silly Once every three years, in the middle of November, we are asked to select from among us a handful of people we can trust to oversee the affairs of our community. It’s called a “civic election,” and it follows a vetting process – an “election campaign” – during which we, as voters, have an opportunity to consider the credentials and thought processes of those who offer themselves up as potential leaders to assess and interpret the needs of the community. Ideally, the field of candidates for the jobs of mayor and councillors will include thoughtful and mature individuals who Scan this reflect the views and page with vision for the future held by a majority of voters. When we decide among us who is best suited to represent our concerns, we are picking a suite of employees whom we expect can set aside differences in personal opinions – and in personalities – to work diligently on our behalf. We do not expect nit-picking and petty bickering between them to get in the way of a job that needs doing. We expect more from people who offer themselves as leaders. We also expect our “civil servants” to work for – not against – those we choose to work for us. People with thin skins need not apply for either position. It is astounding that lawyers should be called in to “chill” a councillor, however annoyingly she may pursue her agenda beyond the council’s consensus. That open affairs of council should be hidden from the public out of fear that a minor disagreement might unduly hurt someone’s feelings is astounding. Maple Ridge, as a community, has not yet lost hope that the leadership abilities demonstrated when we chose our current council will reappear, and will transcend the petty squabbling that currently is coming from all sides. Get on with it, folks. – B.G.

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Opinion

Hot walks not cool for canines

Dogs are amazing creatures that In some ways, dogs are like have an uncanny ability to profanatically religious human vide insights into human behavbeings… only, to them, we are iour – and human limitations. the gods. Their deep and profound devoA dog whose religious devotion to a “master” often mirrors tion has been effectively nurtured our own penchant for religiosity. – or twisted – will blindly follow For the most part, dogs are its “god” anywhere and into any ultimately rational beings. conditions. When they’re thirsty, they find And dogs have a knack for water and drink it – wherever it appearing happy whenever they happens to be – and the thirstier are in the presence of their god by Bob Groeneveld they get, the less picky they get – no matter how foolish their about the quality of the water god is. they’ll drink. That’s why you might see a When they’re hungry, they find food and eat it dog sitting on a hot slab of pavement on a 30– wherever it happens to be – and the hungrier degree day, sporting a huge grin, looking adorthey get, the harder they work at finding food, ingly up at his god, with tongue lolling in apparand the less picky they get about what they will ent ecstasy. eat. The dog doesn’t know that his god is stupid. They’re not much different from people, in that Because his god doesn’t know that the dog is respect. Like us, they’re evolutionarily designed dying out there – literally. that way. One basic difference between us human mamThey also poop and pee when they feel the mals and the canine variety is that we sweat betneed, and like some people, they’ll do it wherter than they do. In fact, dogs sweat only from ever they happen to be when the feeling comes their feet. upon them – although, most dogs will “save a And when that tongue is hanging out as far as little” to ensure they have the wherewithal to the dog can get it, the motivation is not joy; it’s mark territory. We humans – most of us, at least the only other way the dog has to dissipate the – have developed more subtle ways to assert excruciating heat that is building up in its body ownership of space. from the sun beating its rays down relentlessly, Physically, dogs and people have a lot in comand the pavement radiating heat up, equally mon with each other and with most other mamrelentlessly. mals – two eyes, two ears, a nose and a mouth, And while a bit of water from the hand of god four limbs, and the usual naughty bits… now and again might help ease a little of the But there are significant differences that some dog’s discomfort, it’s not enough. people – even those who have gotten up close Your dog is dying, idiot. and personal with our canine colleagues – just If you don’t believe me, next time you are poscan’t seem to comprehend. sessed of the desire to submit your dog to conThose differences can mean a lot, especially crete and pavement on the hottest days of the when the weather turns hot, as it has in the past year, put on a heavy fur coat and walk yourself little while. downtown for an hour or two. A good and loving god knows that, sometimes, One of the big differences is that some people your devoted follower is best left behind in the are stupid… and their dogs can’t tell the differcool comfort of home. ence.

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Taxation

Tax credits simply bad policy

when the credit is fully phased out. It’s bad enough that many municipalTime Access is just the tip of the iceities are hiking property taxes this year, berg. A Business in Vancouver article but the provincial governestimated the tax increase on a ment’s decision to kill a light 210,000-square-foot Purolator industry tax credit is piling building in Richmond at 14 per on B.C.’s job creators – and cent – from $453,000 in 2012, highlighting why such tax to $516,000 when the tax credit credits are bad policy in the disappears next year. first place. Similar tax increases will In its 2013 budget, the happen on every light indusprovince announced it would Letters to trial property from Victoria to phase out, over two years, a from Cranbrook to the Editor Valemount, 60 per cent school property Kitimat. tax credit for light industry. The best way to use tax dolThis change came as a surprise to busilars to encourage businesses to grow is nesses like Maple Ridge’s Time Access to fairly apply lower tax levels across all Systems Inc. sectors. No favourites, no special exempThe loss prevention and asset managetions: just neutral, across-the-board tax ment company could have located virtureductions. ally anywhere, but chose Maple Ridge. Governments should leave more money This year, its property tax bill for a in individuals’ pockets so we can choose unit on Meadow Gardens Way, valued at which businesses to support. $327,000, jumped to $6,577.98. That’s a The Canadian culture of tax credits is one-year increase of 16.5 per cent, due corrosive to a free market. It’s time the in large part to the government revoking playing field was level for every business. Jordan Bateman, Canadian Taxpayers Federation half of its light industry tax credit. [Note: A fuller version of this letter is And that’s only half the proposed online at www.mrtimes.com. Click on increase. Time Access can expect another Opinion, or search the writer’s name.] double-digit property tax jump next year

Dear Editor,

Political finance

Seniors didn’t pay for everything Dear Editor,

Back to the Future is what Mike Boileau is suggesting [Seniors pay for flawed pay scales, June 18 Letters, TIMES]. It’s a different world now, and I’m not sure I would want to go back there. If you think it was better for the average person, do some reading – no public schooling, no pensions, no medical care, men and women working till they died, children contributing to the family income from age five and working in industrial mills at age 10 doing 10- to 12-hour days. Unpopular as it will probably be, I disagree with him that seniors having worked all their lives should have more; most are better off than their predecessors. You can take all the over-inflated salaries (different discussion) of the top government managers,

locally, provincially, and nationally, and it would not solve tax problems. You also can’t compare apples and oranges. The staff under the premier, such as the deputy minister make in the $250,000 per year range, and how many of them are there? You can’t compare a premier’s income to local administrators. Compare it to mayors, councillors, and school trustees. Canadian seniors are better off than ever in history. Their children or children’s children will likely not be as well off. Wages in all areas both government and private made huge jumps in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. We are lucky to live in Canada where programs like Canada Pension (1967) and universal medical care (1961) contributed to our current standard of living. Remember $700

Taxes

Surreptitious fees slither in Dear Editor,

Fees for this and that are disrespectful, because they are so surreptitiously brought in. Bit by bit they come to pass. And to stay! They slither from under a near airtight door, so are not noticed right away. Sly is what the application of fees are. Sixty years ago we were the envy of the world. Canada had no national debt! Mothers stayed at home. One pay cheque was sufficient. Now, it takes two incomes, and often having a tough time of it at that, and the country is awash with debt. I doubt if anyone really knows how much we pay in fees (a.k.a. taxes). Yet B.C. brags that we are in the lowest category of taxes. No mention is made of fees, though. Robert W. Stirling, Maple Ridge

paid to the doctor to have a baby? The majority of seniors over 65 today did not contribute to the plan all their working lives. Women, widowed, divorced, or single, are the seniors who are the least well off. Probably 20 per cent of the population. I have friends in their 70s still working to pay the rent. They raised their children but didn’t work and put into the CPP or contribute to taxes. Too bad husbands were not able to put in the same amount for the wives who stayed home. They are the seniors who suffer the most, and also live the longest. Few could sell their homes and move into $3,500 per month private housing. Care facilities are full of women being subsidized by taxes paid by others. Would I like them to be better off? Of course, but most don’t want to pay more taxes of any kind for anything that doesn’t benefit themselves. I watched a program on PBS where a table of seniors had to sit down and figure out how to make cuts to taxes. The majority said they didn’t want cuts to their government pensions, as, after all, they had worked all their lives and paid their taxes. It’s a fact that the majority of seniors use up all they have put into any government pension within 10 years of retirement. So basically, that theory doesn’t apply.

Annette Code, Pitt Meadows

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r. Mayor, I crat) Jim Rule. volunteer to be Councillor Bell, on your mediator. legal advice, has declined In last to share with me what Thursday’s TIMES, the was said. She feels she headline read, “Mayor took the right course and calls for mediator.” immediately filed an offiErnie, I have got this cial complaint with the covered. I am the perfect municipality’s human one to mediate this disresources department. pute. On June 16, accordby Gordy Robson Although this has been ing to Mayor Daykin, building for some time, it Councillor Bell made a is refreshing that Corisa Bell, newbie on request that he suspend Jim Rule because council, is the first one in many years to of the events of June 10. whack the beehive that hard. The attitude On an unrelated issue, according to she apparently is objecting to is the conMayor Daykin, on June 17, at the comcept that our extremely well paid municimittee of the whole meeting, Councillor pal bureaucrats know what is best for our Bell made comments “that may have been community. defamatory.” Unbelievably, Mayor Daykin As this particular group of bureaucrats claimed that, because of advice from legal has explained to elected officials through counsel, the video recording of the meetthe past decade, it is their job to run the ing was removed from the District website municipality. and sent to the law firm for examination. They also believe it is their job to eduCouncillor Bell has not been able to cate and manage the District council. get a copy, and according to her, she still Their efforts have convinced most coun- doesn’t know what she said that would be cillors that their most important role is to defamatory. defend and protect the staff and the instiMayor Daykin says in his letter to my tutions they deal with. editor that, “Mr. Rule is the consummate Councillor Bell appears to be a seal that professional whose 30 years of experience can’t be trained. I can personally identify are a valuable asset to our community and with that. our council.” As best as I can figure out so far, this This is Mayor Daykin’s personal opinparticular kerfuffle started on June 10 at ion, and certainly not one shared by his the council workshop. Councillor Bell predecessor, or apparently by more than (who has gained the reputation of being one member of his current council. an exhaustive questioner at council meetI do agree with Mayor Daykin’s assessings) was continuing to ask questions ment that Mr. Rule is a consummate proabout the hospital parking fee issue, and fessional. apparently, “all hell broke loose.” Mediator! Call me, Ernie. Just saying… I am informed there were two very reliGordy Robson’s column appears Tuesdays in the print and/or online versions of The TIMES. Reactions can be emailed c/o able witnesses to an exchange between editorial@mrtimes.com. Councillor Bell and CAO (head bureau-

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Celebrating 40 years serving our Community

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Joanne Foote, Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society’s chair, and Marika Sandrelli, director at Maple Ridge Treatment Centre, were at Aboriginal Day at Memorial Peace Park late last month. In the meantime, aboriginal dancer Leslee Picton (left) delivered a couple of stories using traditional dance. Sylver McLaren/TIMES

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Last Friday, Marno Thorvaldson and Lynne Bradley were cleaning up Haney streets as part of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s core area patrol initiative.

Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives curator Leslie Norman was at the Canada Day celebrations at Spirit Square along with the museum’s summer student Nikki McLaren.

Maple Ridge resident an d ALS patient Connie Hill iard took part in the Tri Citie s Ridge Meadows W alk for ALS in Port Coquitlam last month.

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Haney Rotary Club’s past president Keesha Rosario (left) was presented with a ceremonial gavel as she handed over the reins to incoming president Ken Holland (right). He was then sworn in by Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin (above).

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Karen and Don Caissie were dressed up in matching Canada shirts at the Canada Day festival in Maple Ridge on July 1 at Memorial Peace Park. Sylver McLaren/TIMES

Louise S everinsk Maria Ra i was giv churnin ntanen/TI in g butter at the C g demonstratio MES in Pitt M n anada D eadows. ay celeb s on Sh Meadow rations s Counc e was joined by illor Dav e Murra Pitt y.

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Flora and fauna

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Keep the feeding source going Lady Eagles help buy equipment As is often the case in the bird world, once the eggs are laid the male hummingbird takes off to greater adventures and the female bird raises the two chicks on her own. The tiny nest is slung across tree buds by spider silk and camouflaged with lichen and moss. When the baby birds are hatched, she spends much of her time catching small insects and spiders for them to eat, so by Liz Hancock they can build up their strength for migration and will tolerate them at the feeder for a short time. But, eventually she will here is nothing more exciting than standing on a river path, in a treat them as rivals for food and chase them off. park, or garden and watching the Hummingbirds are a thrill to watch, zipruby-throated hummingbirds do ping from flower to flower with their long, their acrobatics, swooping in to investigate pointed beaks dipping into a bit of red clothing as each to collect the nectar, potential food, or buzzing “Hummingbirds are they also love to play in your head as a possible the spray from a hose and a thrill to watch, enemy. swoop in and out of There are several species zipping from flower to will the water droplets like kids of these tiny birds, but the flower with their long, at the water park. most common here in our Mother Nature is a wonpointed beaks dipping area is the ruby-throated. derful thing, for as the time These birds winter into each to collect the for migration draws near in Mexico and possibly nector…” she creates hormonal chanCentral America and arrive ges in the birds, which are here in the spring ready to triggered by the shortening search out the best birddaylight hours, so that the urge to fly to feeders, which they instantly lay claim to and will furiously defend from other birds, a warmer climate becomes so strong they cannot ignore it. even bees and butterflies, for the duration There are the occasional birds that leave of their stay. it too late and will over-winter here. But, These colourful, feisty birds are easily if you find your birdfeeder is still being recognized. visited by the end of October, please keep The male has iridescent green back it filled and clean so that your little visitor feathers with a bright red throat. has a better chance at survival until next The female is a duller green brown with spring. pale throat feathers. Discover the joys of flora and fauna in our rural areas. Liz welcomes questions at g.hancock@ uniserve.com

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Theatre

Local stars in a spoof mystery

The Game’s Afoot makes its debut to Canadian audiences with Maple Ridge actor Ben Odberg in the lead.

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If you’re an Agatha Christie purist, the Canadian premiere of American playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot may not be your cup of tea. But, if you do enjoy cozy mysteries and a splash of farcical humour, this may be the play for you. It certainly worked that way for local actor Ben Odberg. “I hadn’t done a farce in 20 years,” Odberg said of his interest in the project. “If [potential audience members] are a puritan for the [cozy mystery] style, they shouldn’t come.” Presented by Peninsula productions in White Rock and directed by Wendy Bollard, this performance is set in 1936 in the “extravagant Connecticut castle” of the main character, Broadway star, William Gillette – played by Odberg. “He’s a real person actually. He was the first person to bring Sherlock Holmes to the masses,” Odberg said. Both an interest in working with Bollard and the content of the play itself appealed to the Maple Ridge man. As Gillette, Odberg seeks the killer amongst the guests in his mansion. “It was probably written a few years ago, this is the first time [it will be] performed in Canada,” he said. “I really enjoy the old movies.

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Carey Grant, The Thin Man, that old style, so this really fits me,” he said. The play offers mystery and spine-tingling thrills at every turn, Odberg said. And despite its spoof nature, it will still keep audience members guessing as to “who dunnit” through to the end. “It’s a great experience,” noted the

award-winning local thespian. Odberg has been involved in acting since his school-age years, then went on to join the Maple Ridge players. He has performed in a number of TV shows, including Smallville and Cold Squad, as well as more than 80 plays. The Game’s Afoot runs from July 10 to 28 at the Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets are available at 604-5367536 and online at www.whiterockplayers.ca.

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www.mrtimes.com July 11: Heritage Thursdays

• Heritage Thursday participants at the Pitt Meadows Museum will be making their own camera obscuras and learning about the history of photography. The program runs from 1 to 3 p.m. for children aged five to 10. The session is $6 per child. To register, call Nikki at the museum at 604-465-4322.

July 11: Cycling

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

July 12 to 30: Fall prevention

• Fraser Health will hold fall prevention clinics for seniors on July 12, 16, 19, 24, and 30 in Maple Ridge. Pre-registration is required at 604-587-7866.

July 12: French storytime

• Two French storytime and craft sessions take place at the Pitt Meadows Library, #20012099 Harris Rd. The first session is from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second session is from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

July 13: Garage sale

• Church of the Holy Spirit in Whonnock holds a garage and parking lot sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be on 272nd Street north of Lougheed Highway. The Church is at 27123 River Rd.

July 13: Dance

• This Saturday’s I Love to Dance event

includes a salsa lesson from Robyn Picard from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by dancing. All tickets are $10. There will be ballroom, Latin, and swing at Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre, 12150 224th St. Info: Ray at 604-836-7295.

July 13 & 14: Caribbean Fest

• The 13th annual Caribbean Festival will take place over two days centred around Memorial Peace Park and 224th Street with Caribbean food and music. Fifteen bands have been booked to play reggae, calypso, salsa, and soca with more than 200 entertainers. There will be 60 to 70 street vendors selling goods at the open-air market. There will also be a kids zone and street entertainers. Info: www.caribbeanfest.ca.

July 15 to 19: Kids club

• The Five Day Club takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Grace Community Church, 12240 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows. There will be games, puppets, stories, crafts, and snacks. Info: John Williams at 604-463-3606.

Grumpy Grandmas

• Come out and join the fun with the Grumpy Grandmas’ social group. They have weekly events including cards, games, coffee, meals out, pot lucks, and a monthly brunch meeting on the first Friday of the month. Info: 604760-5316 or grumpygrandmas@shaw.ca.

Pitt Meadows Library

• Mumble Jumble Storytimes take place on Thursdays from July 11 to Aug. 8 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Pitt Meadows Library, #20012099 Harris Rd. Come to the library for a little bit of this and a little bit of that. There will be stories, singing, dancing, and puppets for kids of all ages.

Babytimes

• Pitt Meadows Library holds Babytimes on Wednesdays from July 3 to Aug. 7 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Bring your baby, ages zero to 23 months to an interactive program of songs, rhymes, and stories with time for adult conversation afterward. Babytimes encourage bonding and promote early speech and language development. • Full list: www.mrtimes.com

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE George Niavis, owner of Bella Vita, and server Linda Pare, were pleased that the restaurant was recognized for its accessibility.

Awards

Accessibility appreciated MACAI gave out awards to businesses, groups, and individuals. by Maria Rantanen

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Maria Kovacs isn’t always welcomed when she arrives at a restaurant with her seeing-eye dog, Cassidy, but Bella Vita in downtown Maple Ridge treats her like one of the family. The Maple Ridge resident goes regularly to the restaurant on Lougheed Highway, and when the owners changed a year ago, she sat with them and explained how she has been coming to the restaurant for years and was always welcomed. “They listened and now they’re welcoming to me – I get the royal treatment,” Kovacs explained. She nominated Bella Vita for an accessibility award in the customer service category. These awards are given out every year by the Municipal Advisory Council on Accessibility Issues (MACAI). MACAI gave out the accessibility awards a few weeks ago, like they have been doing for a decade. This year, awards were given out for universal/ architectural access, leisure and recreation, and customer service. There were three winners in the univer-

sal/architectural access category. The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association relocated recently, and the accessibility committee awarded the group for several features that help people in wheelchairs use the facilities. The Fraternal Order of Eagles was recognized with an accessibility award for allowing an MS support group, called Hope and Balance, to use their hall. KEEPS (Kanaka Environmental Education Partnership Society) was recognized for its design work on the upcoming education centre. Sapphire Island Yoga received an award in the leisure and recreation category because owner Jane Gallagher donates her time to giving gentle adaptive yoga classes to people with disabilities. Ridge Canoe and Kayak recently bought equipment to allow people with disabilities to paddle, earning them an accessibility award as well. And, the parent advisory council at Eric Langton was recognized for the school’s new accessible playground. In addition, MACAI recognized two Garibaldi students, Tori and Summer Brack, who have been working to stop people from using the “R-word” [retard], which they explained to their peers is a hurtful and derogatory term.

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The elderly, disabled, and other at-risk people face the highest risk of dying in a residential fire. Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue and the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC joined forces to offer seniors and people living with disabilities a free smoke alarm or help to test existing smoke alarms in their home. Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue was given 120 units, said Brad Perrie, assistant fire chief. “I might even be able to get more,” he said. Brad Perrie “We have only Assistant fire chief given away two so far,” Perrie added. It is recommended that one smoke alarm be installed on every level of a home. This will allow people at higher risk to continue to live independently and safely in their homes. In order to request a visit from Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue, and install a new smoke alarm, or test an existing one, fill out an application form at www. pittmeadowsfire.com. Once complete, click submit to email the form directly to the fire department or fax the form to 604-465-1195. For additional assistance or information contact 604-465-2401 or email fire@ pittmeadows.bc.ca.

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Five Pitt Meadows students have spent the past nine months learning what it’s like to be a firefighter. And some day soon, one or more could join the department’s ranks. Pitt Meadows fire department youth academy class of 2012/13 was made up of Danielle Baker, Nico Prosperi-Porta, Andrew Gresham, Boston Colley, and Kassidy Dryborough. These students were given instruction on personal protective equipment, basic firefighting skills, general maintenance of the firehall and apparatus, basic first aid and CPR, fire prevention, and public education. They’ve experienced everything that a regular firefighter experiences, only in a fraction of the time because classes only ran once a week from October to June, explained Pitt Meadows assistant fire chief Brad Perrie.

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The academy is meant to be both fun and a learning experience, Perrie added. But, it challenged the teens both mentally and physically. “There were some struggles in the beginning because we hold them to a higher standard,” he said. “Fifty per cent is a pass at school, but that won’t cut it here. Seventy-five per cent is a pass here.” This program is designed for students who are between 16 and 18 years old, who are interested in a career in the fire service. School District 42 partners with the fire department to provide this course for high-school students. Since 2005 the firehall has had five former academy recruits come and work for Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue in the paid-on-call program.

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Senior A lacrosse

Late rally vaults Thunder past Burrards A stacked Langley team proved to be a big challenge for host Maple Ridge Sunday.

by Troy Landreville tlandreville@mrtimes.com

Golfer on target What are the odds of getting a hole-in-one in golf on a Par 3 hole, or better, a hole-in-one on two consecutive Par 3 holes? Well, pretty good if you’re Kuni Ikeda.

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Skapski drafted A Ridge Meadows Flames alumni member is now a New York Ranger. Goaltender Mackenzie Skapski was selected by the New York Rangers in the sixth round, 170th overall at the June 28 NHL entry draft. Skapski was a workhorse for the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice this past season, recording 34 wins in 65 appearances with a .910 save percentage and 2.78 goals against average.

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Maple Ridge’s Andrew Peat played in the provincials this weekend.

B.C. champions A U13 boys soccer team from Maple Ridge captured the B.C. championship title in Langley over the weekend. Maple Ridge’s Westcoast Auto Group FC was among the teams competing in the 2013 BC Youth Provincial ‘A’ Cup Soccer Championships at Willoughby Community Park. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Two holes-in-one were better than one for Meadow Gardens Golf Club member Kuni Ikeda.

The Maple Ridge Burrards weren’t able to hold off a starstudded Langley Thunder lineup Sunday at Planet Ice. The Thunder, which added offensive stars Dane Dobbie (from the Coquitlam Adanacs) and Mark Matthews (from the Brooklin, Ont., Redmen) as well as goaltender Nick Rose (also from Coquitlam) over the last couple of weeks, edged the host Burrards 13-12. Dobbie sniped the game winner with 1:37 remaining in the game. The goal was Dobbie’s second of the night. Dobbie’s winner capped a big comeback from the Thunder, which trailed 12-10 with four-and-a-half minutes to go in the contest. “It sucks when a game gets away Troy Landreville/TIMES from you like that,” Burrards head The Langley Thunder including Brett Mydske kept the WLA’s leading scorer Curtis Dickson in check last Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. coach Daren Fridge said. “It’s a Dickson, the Western Lacrosse Association’s top point-getter, was limited to a single goal in his team’s 9-4 loss. Sunday at Planet Ice, Dickson lesson learned: You can’t sit back. scored four goals and added three assists in the Burrards’ 12-11 setback to the visiting Thunder. You have to put your foot on the gas and continue to go at them. But Loewen scored a hat trick while approach to winning. That was Maple Ridge ended the period with the last five minutes were the last Joel Dalgarno added a pair. Kevin clearly their best lineup, but we two goals of their own. five minutes.” Reid, Ben McIntosh, and Jarrett were able to bounce McDonald and The Burrards stretched the lead The highly touted Matthews Davis rounded out the Burrards’ Rose had an impact on the game.” back out to 8-6 early in the third, finished with three goals and two goal-scorers. Burrards 11, but Nanaimo answered with an assists in his WLA debut. His final The Thunder’s Athan Iannucci Nanaimo Timbermen 10 outburst of three goals in 44 secgoal of the game, a scorcher of a and Garrett Billings each recorded Jim Delaney came within mere onds – Bremner, Hofer, Ratcliff – to shot from far out, tied the score two goals and four assists. inches of capping his Timbermen retake a one-goal lead. at 12-12 with 3:01 Rose, part of the debut in style, but was called for Bertoia scored at 13:05 to tie the remaining in regulaDobbie deal last a crease violation on what would game 10-10 and Dickson scored tion. have been the tying goal to put Maple Ridge ahead “It’s a lesson learned: week, came on The Thunder in relief of starter late in the third period at 11-10 at 15:07 as he dove You can’t sit back.” trailed 10-8 after Brodie MacDonald Nanaimo’s Frank Crane through the Nanaimo View Daren Fridge two periods but outand stopped 19 of Arena. crease to beat Zach video scored the Burrards 21 shots to pick up In the most positive light, Boychuk with a controverwith 5-2 in the third the win. it was a close call. In realsial foot in the crease goal. frame to win. The Thunder improved to 8-3-2 ity, photographic evidence Shortly afterwards, The loss spoiled a big game for with the win and are tied with the shows the newest T-Man Delaney’s tying tally was Burrards’ star Curtis Dickson, who or online Victoria Shamrocks (9-4) for first airborne with both feet being waved off. scored four goals and added three place in the seven-team WLA. outside the crease as he Thunder 9, Burrards 4 helpers for a seven-point night. The Burrards fell to 7-6. beats Burrards’ goalie Chris For the most part, the Dickson is the runaway scoring The two rivals are built in entireLevis. Burrards hung in with the leader in the WLA, with a whoply different ways, Fridge said. The call was even more Thunder last Wednesday at ping 46 goals and 84 points in “We’re a team built through the difficult to swallow when a the Langley Events Centre. just 13 games. His totals are an draft,” he said. “We knew we were controversial crease goal by But in the waning incredible 16 points better than the playing a bought all-star game that Dickson was allowed at the other moments, the Thunder took advanleague’s second leading point-getwe are going to face in the playoffs end of the floor and stood up as tage of a Burrards squad that was ter, Victoria’s Corey Small. if we ever get there. They resemble the game winner, just a few shifts forced to take a few chances to tie Also for the Burrards, Riley more of a New York Yankees earlier. the score, and tallied the last four “I can’t understand why one guy goals of the night to win 9-4. gets three feet in the crease and The Burrards showed some Maple Ridge scores a goal and it’s a good goal, moxie with back-to-back goals from Burrard and our guy is outside the crease Ben McIntosh and Aaron Pascas in Jonathan and it’s not a goal,” said Nanaimo the third period to come within a Munk head coach Kaleb Toth. “I don’t single marker at 5-4. understand calls like that, especialAfter that, it was all Thunder. tangled with ly late in the game. If you let one Goals from Adam Jones, Shayne Langley go, you’ve got to let both go.” Jackson, Alex Crepinsek (into an Thunder’s Dickson led the Burrards with empty net) and Scott Johnson Nik Bilic late three goals and three assists while sealed a five-goal Thunder victory. in the third McIntosh added four goals and Maple Ridge trailed 1-0 after the period of one assist. Andrew Murphy scored first period and 5-2 after 40 minWednesday’s twice and Brandon Bertoia and utes of play. Western Davis added one each. “They’re a talented team,” Fridge Lacrosse Nanaimo started slow, down 3-0 said, of the Thunder. “We did a Association after just 7:42 of play. good job limiting them to nine game at the But they fought back. goals. Certainly, the loss isn’t on Langley Events The Timbermen actually took a Chris Levis and the defence.” Centre. 6-5 lead at 14:19 of the second per• More online at www.mrtimes.com iod after they scored four straight – With files from Nanaimo Daily News goals to open the middle frame, but reporter Josh Aldrich Troy Landreville/TIMES


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It is with great sadness that we share the death of Shonna Patrice Ortner. Shonna slipped away quietly on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the age of 45, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by Steve, her husband of 21 years, her sisters Kim and Mary Lynn, her dear friend Lisa, and her many other family and friends. Shonna was loved by many and an inspiration to all. Throughout her illness she never lost her enthusiasm for life - remaining optimistic and positive. Special thanks to the caring staff at the Maple Ridge hospital, including Dr. Yu, her oncology nurse Michelle, and the staff and volunteers at the McKenney Creek Hospice. And a heartfelt thank you to her sister-in-law Julia Wiebe for the special care and love these past few months. Shonna requested that instead of a funeral service, that her friends and family take a walk in the sunshine and remember her with a smile and positive thoughts. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Canadian Red Cross. You meant so much to each of us. And in our hearts you’ll always be, I hope you can see how precious you were, To them, to us, to me - From Goodbye by N. Taylor

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DUPLEXES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RV LOT /Cultus Lake Holiday Park with yr round camping; fin. in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

ALDERGROVE SXS duplex 80K, below assesm. $3100 mo rent, $529,900 604-807-6565 uSELLaHOME.com id4513

SRY - FLEETWOOD reno’d 2140sf 4br 3ba lg 7100sf lot, suite $515,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLsHOME.com id5617

LANGLEY reno’d sxs duplex +1/2 ac. lot, rental inc. $2,300 $489,900 604-807-6565 uSELLaHOME.com id4513

MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

RENTALS APARTMENTS/ CONDOS FOR RENT AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochestor Ave, Coq Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

FARMS FOR SALE M.RIDGE-5 acre blueberry farm, garage, water&sewer at ppty line $949K 604-880-5069 uSELLaHOME.com id5642

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NEW SRI 1152 sf, 3 BR, dbl wide $81,977. New 14 wide $64,977, 2 BR, 1 bath. Repossessions 1974-2007. 604-830-1960 QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work

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COQ, TOP FLR, 2 BR & Den. Nr amens, Coq Ctre, Douglas Coll. Aug 1. $1525 incls heat/hot wtr. No dogs. Call/Text 604-780-1739 .

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

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

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GUILDFORD 199SF 3br, 2ba w/bment suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 uSellaHome.com id5608

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ARBOUR GREENE

552 Dansey Ave, Coq Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U. office: cell:

HATZIC LAKE 1hr drive from Vanc. 2 vacant lots, 1 lakefront $65K/both 604-240-5400 uSELLaHOME.com id5588

604-939-4903 778-229-1358

BURQUITLAM APTS

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

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Maple Ridge Duplex 5 acre blueberry farm, water, sewer. $999K 604-888-5069 uSELLaHOME.com id5643

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HAZTIC LAKE Swans Point. 1hr/Vanc. incl. lot & 5th wheel, ski/fish $134,500 604-209-8650 uSELLaHOME.com id5491

COQ 2 BR $975 , quiet complex, incls hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amens, N/P. 778-323-4317 PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

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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

N. WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $795. Inc heat/u/g pkng, n/p, quiet. 604-2998288 cedarsunset@shaw.ca

PARK TERRACE

$50 off / month for the first year Spacious Reno’d Bach, 1, 2, 3 BR suites. Heat & hot water included. Walk Score = 75

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ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great River view! office: 604-463-0857 cell: 604-375-1768

BBY HASTINGS/SPRINGER clean 2 BR ste in 4-plex, w/d, yd, pkng, pet ok. Av now. $800. 604-298-6667, 604-657-4014 BBY S., Highgate, 2 BR ste, own laundry, parking. Near school, bus, park. $1050 + 1/3 utils. NS/NP. 604-970-8232

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DUPLEXES FOR RENT BBY 6361 Lochdale St, Nice, clean, 2 BR, 2 bath, 3 lev, carport, sundeck, quiet area, $1400, Avl now. 778-834-7866

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TRANSPORTATION SPORTS & IMPORTS

HOUSES FOR RENT

1996 FORD Mustang, black with grey interior,45,000 kms original owner, 6 cyl., auto; AC; pw; pl; 10 disc CD changer. Excellent condition. $7,995. Call 604-671-5135

MRIDGE clean 2 BR + den, on acreage, new flooring, refs reqd, ns, $1400. 604-8503598

FARMS/ ACREAGES

LANGLEY BUILD your view home, secluded 5 acre ppty. $630,000 604-825-3966 uSELLaHOME.com id4513

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’s 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, suite $1,150.000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

OFFICE/RETAIL Commercial Space availl Now, suits Dr. or Acc’ting office etc. 22368 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge. For viewing. 778-688-0843

2001 VW Golf 2 door 4cyl manual Silver $4800 MJ Auto Wholesale.com Dealer #30332 604 466 6007

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