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Charities brace
for rising
food prices
Global costs rose for the eighth straight
month in February
by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s
staff reporter

Organizations that feed the hungry in Maple Ridge


and Pitt Meadows are bracing for a hit to their bud-
gets as global unrest and rising oil prices push up
the cost of food across the world.
The Salvation Army’s Caring Place predicts a five
per cent increase in its food costs over last year, a
spike that comes as more people use their services.
In 2010, the shelter served 96,000 meals compared
to 79,000 in 2009.
Caring Place director Darrell Pilgrim expects the
number to go up again this year.
The increase in demand for its services, coupled
with rising costs has already forced the Sally Ann to
cut staff.
“We are basically looking at other avenues in our
facility to cut costs,” said Pilgrim.
“We’ve got to find whatever we can do to provide
the essential services like meals.”
Global food prices rose for the eighth straight
Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS month in February, the United Nations Food and Ag-
Salvation Army volunteer Brenda Maylor prepares vegetables for dinner on Monday as food services manager Tim Sarsfield is concerned with the riculture Organization reported last week.
rising cost of vegetables. Sunday night they served 205 dinners and, on average, 6,000 meals a month. See Food, p4

Aquilinis charged for Alouette pump


11 counts total, all are regulatory branch of the Attorney General ministry.
The counts, considered regulatory offenc-
operating a pump without authority to do
so.
offences, not criminal es rather than criminal matters, are filed Penalties under the act include a maxi-
against five individuals, two companies, mum $200,000 fine or six months jail. For a
by P hil Mel nyc hu k as well as six numbered companies, by the continuing offence, daily fines of not more
staff reporter Ministry of Environment’s conservation of- than $200,000 can be applied.
ficer service. Another count under the Dike Mainte-
Named in the charges are Elisa Aquilini, nance Act has the same group charged for
Charges have been filed in Port Coquit- Francesco Aquilini, Paulo Aquilini, Roberto altering a side channel of the North Alou-
lam Provincial Court in connection with Aquilini and Richard Matis, as well as CPI ette that was adjacent to the dike.
the 2009 installation of a 45-centimetre- – Cranberry Plantation, and Global Coin The charges describe actions that took
wide water intake pipe in the North Alou- Corp. place between May 17 and June 20, 2009.
ette River in north Pitt Meadows. All are named in eight charges under the The issue, along with a report about the
“There are a total of 11 charges that have Water Act. Those charges describe such same time of the death of thousands fish in
been laid under the Water Act, the Fisher- actions as diverting water and altering the same area, has dragged on for almost
THE NEWS/files ies Act and the Dike Maintenance Act,” said a stream without authority, using water two years.
The pump was installed in May 2009. Neil MacKenzie, with the criminal justice “when not lawfully entitled to do so,” and See Pump, p4

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Figure out new way to farm – fast It’s now


Rising food and fuel prices will spark Port Haney,
rethink of food system
by Phi l M elnyc h u k
staff reporter
again
by Ph i l M e lnych uk

F
arming’s future is going to change big staff reporter
time as the supply of oil shrinks, or be-
comes pricier.
A presentation last week by Kent Mullinix, The people involved with Maple
with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, says Ridge’s project to create a plan for
that many farm products require a five-to-one the area south of downtown have
or sometimes, even a 10-to-one ratio of a unit their vision.
energy returned – from the energy invested, Port Haney, the area south of
where as before industrialization, agriculture Lougheed Highway, between 227th
was a net producer of energy. Street and the Haney bypass and
“Some food is actually 50 to 1 – beef,” Mull- River Road, should have a mix of
inix said. market and affordable housing. It
And if the energy inputs keep becoming should also be a place where there
more expensive, the whole system could come is heritage and park space and
crashing down. where people feel safe and work
While input costs grow, profit margin drops, together.
requiring a get-big or get-out mentality. Council heard the latest update
That’s resulted in 25 per cent fewer farms in from the Port Haney Neighbour-
the southwest B.C. in the last 10 years. hood Change Project on Monday
Sometimes it doesn’t even make economic as volunteers Chris Iversen and
sense. Yvonne Desabrais shared their vi-
He cites pesticide use that’s increased 10 sion about how the area could de-
times, while crop losses have increased up to Contributed velop.
13 per cent. (Above) Delta is experimenting with “community trust farming,” which would see a village of 5,000 For instance, just trimming back
They work in the short term, not in the long people built adjacent to a 250-acre farm that supply food directly to residents; (below) bio-regions would the over-growth in an alleyway
term, he explains. specialize in producing foods that grow best in their areas, then trade those with other regions. near St. Anne Avenue made a huge
The points came from Mullinix’s presen- difference.
tation, Toward a Viable 21st Century Agri- needed for growing plants in the soil. Drought “It was like night and day,” said
food System, that he gave last week to Maple or floods could all affect or eliminate field pro- Iversen.
Ridge’s Agricultural Advisory Committee. duction, he said. Replacing burnt-out streetlights
He notes that while farming becomes unprof- “Nobody can tell me what the effects of glob- has also helped.
itable for those who actually till the soil, the al warming … will we be able to grow crops He also suggested creating an
food sector usually brings a 20-per-cent return on open fields?” That’s why he wants roof-top off-leash dog park in one of the ar-
on investment to agricultural corporations. greenhouses required on large-scale develop- eas the district is considering for a
Add to that, the dwindling supply of oil ments, such as might happen in Albion flats. park, on 223rd Street. Participants
which fuels agriculture and Mullinix sees ca- “The more production we have, the better.” plan on cleaning up the space on
lamity ahead. People will have to be more creative in grow- April 30, which should coincide with
If oil production has peaked, or is about to ing food, he added. Arbour Day.
peak in the next few decades, so too will come “I don’t think food production in open fields The district has said previously
the end of cheap food and the transnational is necessarily going to be achievable in the fu- that community gardens are being
global food system. That will produce a resur- ture or economical in the future. Let’s not get considered for the area.
gence in local farming and food processing, stuck on this, ‘We’ve got to save the land,’ “ Volunteers walked through the
that will require 50 million new farmers in he added. area, identifying concerns and de-
North America. Instead, rooftop agriculture in greenhouses cided on the name of Port Haney in-
To forestall the effects of that, Mullinix sees that use a regional network of geothermal stead of the previous label – South
farming developing in bio-regions, where power for heating, or solar power, should be Haney.
growing conditions determine the optimum considered. “It was originally Port Haney and
crops for that area. Those regions would then “We need to have some dialogue. It’s not it was originally the centre and start
trade with others. These community-based about land that we might be able to use some of this community as access to the
agricultural systems would operate parallel to day.” river was very important,” Iversen
the global agri-food system and would become with local government. The school is working But Coun. Linda King supported all of Mull- explained.
more viable as global prices and energy costs with the Squamish-Lilloett Regional District inix’s points. “I don’t think it’s nonsense.” Another walk is planned with
rose. to develop a regional food strategy and also With such prospects, it’s important to be cre- someone who can identify how
“You spend a dollar in the global agricultural doing research for Surrey on local community ative and do other things to balance the huge buildings can help reduce crime.
system and the majority of that dollar leaves agriculture. agri-food system that’s been created, she said. The Port Haney Neighbourhood
your community.” “This agriculture holds the promise of be- Just because one system is in place now Change Project started in 2010 and
Spend it locally and it remains in the com- ing a substantial economic and employment doesn’t mean it will remain that way. “I think wraps up in August with a final re-
munity and has a multiplier effect, he says. driver. we need to do some things differently.” port. So far, about 50 people have
“This is absolutely an ecological way of “And that’s exactly why Surrey is having us That means preservation of farmland in been involved in the planning.
thinking. Nature tells us this is the way it do this research.” Maple Ridge so it can serve the huge urban Neighbourhood development co-
needs to be.” Another project with Langley is to develop market of Vancouver nearby. She doesn’t buy ordinator Christine DiGiamberar-
Food price increases have already started, a 20-acre research and demonstration farm. the argument that soil or weather conditions dine said one of the concerns was to
he points out. Delta, in cooperation with Kwantlen, is con- make it unprofitable to farm. maintain some affordable housing
“It’s happening. Food prices are going up sidering “community trust farming,” which “We live on the Fraser River delta. We’re not in the area as new projects are built.
and it’s all largely related to oil.” would see a village of 5,000 people built adja- talking about north of Lake Superior.” Two major condo projects (one re-
And cities can play critical roles in advanc- cent to a 250-acre farm that would supply food She said Maple Ridge has discussed with placing Northumberland Court), as
ing such local, community-based food systems, directly to residents. Kwantlen polytechnic the possibility of a farm well as a hotel have been planned
a concept which he says is still in its infancy. Coun. Al Hogarth liked the ideas. But he school in Maple Ridge that would use local ag for 224th Street.
But Kwantlen’s Institute for Sustainable still wonders about how global warming af- land as the outdoor campus and lease class- Total cost allotted by the district
Horticulture is already engaged in projects fects the optimum rainfall and temperatures room space. for the project was $25,000.

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Maple Ridge, followed death of the fish. The charges were ap- water-use plan that al-
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Food bank stocking up


Notice of Public Hearing Food from front
It also warned that
unexpected spikes in oil
prices could exacerbate
an already precarious
ada’s wholesale sup-
pliers and grocers will
most likely pass on ris-
ing commodity prices to
consumers.
situation in food mar- Besides uprisings in
kets. oil producing countries
The Cereal Price Index, like Libya, an increase in
TAKE NOTICE THAT a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Place, which includes prices of demand for certain food
Maple Ridge, North-East corner entrance, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2011 to consider the following bylaws: main food staples such products from emerging
as wheat, rice and maize, economies such as India
1a) RZ/113/10 rose by 3.7 per cent in and China is also putting
MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6786-2010 February to 254 points pressure on the global
– the highest level since food supply.
LEGAL: Lots 3 & 4, District Lot 399, Group 1, New Westminster District, July 2008. “There is no doubt, in
Plan 9669 and Lot A, District Lot 399, Group 1, New Westminster District, The agency is now call- my mind, that consum-
Plan LMP8411 ing for a greater invest- ers will see the impact
LOCATION: 12028, 12038 & 12048 222 Street ment in agriculture from of these global pres-
both the public and pri- sures in the next couple
FROM: RS-1 (One Family Urban Residential) vate sectors to increase of weeks,” said David
TO: RM-2 (Medium Density Apartment Residential) productivity. Wilkes, with the Retail
Joanne Olson, exec- Council of Canada.
PURPOSE: To allow the future construction of a four-storey apartment building with utive-director of the Grocery giants, in-
approximately 86 units. Friends in Need Food cluding the Overwaitea
Bank, is already stock- Group and Loblaws,
piling essentials like pro- would not comment on
2a) RZ/072/09 tein. a possible price hike,
“We are definitely go- but George Weston Ltd,
MAPLE RIDGE ZONE AMENDING BYLAW NO. 6732-2010 ing to be affected by a which makes baked
LEGAL: Parcel “H” (Plan with fee deposited 22319F) of Parcel “One” (Plan with fee rise in prices,” she said. goods, has said it will
deposited 14153F) District Lot 405, Group 1, New Westminster District. “We are not as of yet.” charge five per cent
South East 198 Feet by 660 Feet (Plan with fee deposited No. 14240F) The Maple Ridge- more for its products as
District Lot 405, Group 1, Having a Frontage of 198 Feet on Baker Road by a based food bank normal- of April 1.
ly doesn’t purchase food Canada’s highly com-
uniform depth of 660 Feet and adjoining Parcel “G” (Reference Plan 2701),
until summer, but has petitive grocery sector
New Westminster District. Parcel “G” (Reference Plan 2701) District Lot 405, already started filling will help keep prices
Group 1, New Westminster District. up its warehouse in case down for sometime,
LOCATION: 10121, 10141 and 10175 240th Street food prices spike. but Wilkes believes in-
“It’s not just the cost to creased costs will even-
FROM: RS-3 (One Family Rural Residential) and RS-2 (One Family Suburban
us, but to our donors. If tually be pass down to
Residential) they are all paying five the consumer.
TO: RM-1 (Townhouse Residential) per cent more, they are “It’s a penny-business,
PURPOSE: To construct a 159 unit townhouse development. not going to buy as much as we like to say, so it’s
for the food bank.” very difficult for retail-
A previous Public Hearing was held on May 18, 2010 for this development. Subsequently, Second and Third Readings were
Analysts predict Can- ers to absorb any of it.”
rescinded to allow a revision of the zoning boundary at the west end of the development site. The developer has determined
that a larger bio-filtration/wetland pond is required than originally anticipated and the zoning boundary must be reconfigured
to accommodate it. This change of land use after the Public Hearing requires that the application return to Council for referral
to a new Public Hearing, as per Section 894 (1) (b) (i) of the Local Government Act.
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Caretaker
Speirs NDP candidate for next federal election Albion Fairgrounds
just a little more in the Natalie Gray was shot on what other people Church on Sunday
Defeats Rosenau loop with that and with with rubber bullets, ar- tell her and, for now, was encouraging for
Applications from qualiÀed contractors are
being received until
for nomination what Craig has been rested and jailed, with she wants to focus on Rosenau.
4:00 pm, Tuesday March 15, 2011 for the
doing. charges later dropped. federal poli- “It was an
by Phi l M elnyc h u k “It’s not that his ex- She is now suing To- tics and help incredible day position of Caretaker-Albion Fairgrounds
staff reporter perience won’t be rel- ronto police. Speirs become because a lot
evant – but I do think Rosenau says with the “best pos- of people who Services include, but are not limited to:
he has a lot of adapting Canada now having a sible candi- were blasts
Maple Ridge Coun. to do.” minority Conservative date.” from the Year round security, gate closing, interior
Craig Speirs will be Speirs, an outspo- government, the op- “We have past,” showed
trying to go from the up.
building maintenance; including public
ken and longstanding position Liberals, NDP to take the
local stage to the na- NDPer on Maple Ridge and Bloc have to learn Conservative Former NDP washroom servicing, fairgrounds litter control,
tional one after win- council for more than a to work together and numbers way MLAs Bill garbage collection and grounds maintenance.
ning the NDP nomina- decade, will now chal- federal politicians can’t down so the Hartley and The incumbent would also assist the general
tion Sunday. lenge Conservative be “hyper partisan.” opposition has Dennis Stre- public, including groups with organized
And his competitor, Randy Kamp in Pitt “A more conciliatory more power,” Speirs ifel, from Mis-
Elizabeth Rosenau, sion, showed
activities or events.
Meadows-Maple Ridge- approach will take she said.
who he just defeated in Mission in the next fed- Craig further in the Kamp has defeated up, as well as Mission
a 55-43 vote, wants to eral election. federal arena.” the previous NDP can- school trustee Randy Remuneration:
help him every step of Rosenau said she has If a federal election didate, Mike Bocking, Cairns and former
the way. gained experience in happens this spring in three elections – Maple Ridge councillor A two bedroom home provided as
“I see the federal federal politics after and Speirs wins the 2004, 2006 and 2008. Candace Gordon. remuneration, plus a percentage of revenue
venue as a very differ- she spent eight months seat, there could be In the 2008 election, “This was a really from Fairground facility rentals.
ent thing. He’s going to campaigning and lob- a vacancy on Maple Kamp’s margin of vic- positive event from
need some education bying federal politi- Ridge council. tory was substantial the point of view of the
in that area,” Rosenau cians to call a public That has Rosenau, a – earning 26,512 votes NDP,” and kicking off Please submit your QualiÀed
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6 -- Wednesday, March 9, 2011 -- THE NEWS - www.mapleridgenews.com

THE NEWS/opinion Published and printed by Black Press at 22328 – 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C., V2X 2Z3

News Views Ingrid Rice


Fueling the fire
A man sends a Twitter message in Cairo and now
we’re paying around $1.28 for a litre of regular gas.
The current tumult in the Middle East, sparked
by the so-called Twitter Revolution in Egypt, is
prompting fear-mongering by commodities specu-
lators and boosting the bank accounts of major oil
companies.
Egypt is a middle-of-the-pack supplier of the
world’s oil. Its daily production of about 680,000 bar-
rels ranks it 29th amongst oil producers. That’s 11
spots below Libya, but eight higher than Yemen, 25
higher than Tunisia and 44 higher than Bahrain, the
other countries where citizens, emboldened by the
successful occupation of Tahrir Square, have been
marching against the status quo.
Combined, they produce less oil per day than
Canada, ranked sixth at 3,289,000 barrels, and less
than a third of the daily oil production of the United
States.
In fact, the U.S., the world’s biggest consumer of
oil, gets less than 20 per cent of its imported sup-
ply from the Middle East. Some key delivery points
have more oil than capacity to move it. Refineries
have cut back operations because of the oil glut.
But never let reality get in the way of a good old
speculative panic. Some analysts say if the current
Middle East unrest continues, or spreads to more
countries, the price of a barrel of oil could reach
new heights, surpassing the records set three years
ago, the last time we were paying this much at the
pump. That’s also the year the world’s largest pub-
licly traded oil company, Exxon Mobil, pocketed a
record profit of $45.2 billion.
Of course, this anxiety about the rising price of oil
fuels fears for the rest of the economy.
As gas goes up, so goes the price of food and ev-
erything else we consume that gets to us by truck,
train, plane, or is manufactured with plastic.
Time to enrich the poverty debate
It’s almost enough to make you want to curl up VICTORIA – A variations in cost of housing or other imposed solutions: “All we need to do is
in a corner with the lights off, Twittering on your couple of readers factors. pass a law and everybody will get richer
iPhone. responded indignant- The LICO ignores provincial services overnight!”
– Black Press ly to this column’s such as dental care for social assistance Helping single mothers get back to the
recent reference to clients, because it’s not income. Sultan workforce is his “personal cause at the

THE NEWS
the NDP “trumpeting estimates that about 10 per cent of the moment,” and he says the new full-day
distorted statistics” B.C. budget is now spent on low-income kindergarten is a big step in the right
about child poverty. supports, including rent subsidies. direction.
I was referring to Not surprisingly, Sultan found that Subsidized daycare is another option
Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978 the annual ritual that low income correlates mainly with B.C. has available.
goes on here at the single mothers, immigrants and aborigi- “I know in Quebec they have a very
Jim Coulter, publisher
publisher@mapleridgenews.com legislature, where nal people on reserves. generous scheme, which apparently the
Michael Hall, editor an activist coalition B.C. Views More surprising is that communities rest of Canada pays for,” Sultan said.
editor@mapleridgenews.com named First Call Tom Fletcher with higher levels of Employment Insur-
Carly Ferguson, advertising, creative services manager issues its report that ance and welfare recipients are not the
admanager@mapleridgenews.com
Kathy Blore, circulation manager damns B.C. for the communities with the most low-income “I know in Quebec they have a
circulation@mapleridgenews.com worst child poverty in Canada. The NDP people. Sultan says this suggests these
pounds away for days, crying “shame” programs are effective. very generous scheme, which
Editorial
Reporters: Phil Melnychuk, Monisha Martins,
and demanding that the B.C. Liberal Another surprise is that aboriginal apparently the rest of Canada
Robert Mangelsdorf government produce a plan to eliminate people do just as well as other people
Photographer: Colleen Flanagan child poverty, with annual goals. once they are off reserve, despite the pays for.”
The “distorted statistics” I referred relatively low educational achievement
Advertising to are in a regular survey by Statistics we hear so much about. Ralph Sultan, B.C. Liberal MLA
Sales representatives: Karen Derosia, Glenda Dressler,
Rina Varley, Michelle Baniulis Canada called the Low Income Cutoff, Sultan, who taught business at Har- West Vancouver-Capilano
Ad control: Mel Onodi or LICO. This survey uses an arbitrary vard University for nine years, cites a
Creative services: Kristine Pierlot, Annette WaterBeek, line, currently around $44,000 a year for recent book by Harvard historian Niall
Chris Hussey, Brian Holt a family of four, beneath which people Ferguson called Civilization: The West
Classified: Vicki Milne
are deemed to have “low income.” and the Rest. Ferguson identifies six Readers who demand evidence that
22328 – 119th Avenue, StatsCan points out in every LICO re- ingredients in what he calls “the secret disputes the First Call finding might
Maple Ridge, B.C., port that it is a relative measure and not sauce of Western civilization” and its start with Sultan’s discussion paper. It’s
V2X 2Z3 a poverty line, but the activists ignore economic success. posted on his website at www.ralphsul-
Office: 604-467-1122
Fax: 604-463-4741 that. They are competition, modern science, tanmla.ca under “special studies.” It
Delivery: 604-466-6397 West Vancouver-Capilano B.C. Lib- the rule of law and private property ends with a quote from another noted
Website: www.mapleridgenews.com eral MLA Ralph Sultan, a former bank rights, modern medicine, the consumer social activist, a fellow named Jesus
Email: newsroom@mapleridgenews.com economist, has taken this issue on. In society and the work ethic. Sultan says Christ: “The poor shall always be with
The News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self- November he published a math-heavy that list explains the difference between us.”
regulatory body governing the province's newspaper industry. The coun- discussion paper called Child Poverty in conditions on and off B.C. reserves. No one has proven him wrong in the
cil considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member
newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input West Vancouver: Fact or Fiction? Sultan agrees that the political pres- past 2,000 years or so.
from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the When I spoke to Sultan last week, he sure to raise the minimum wage is
editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or
story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written
said the weakness of LICO is easy to irreversible. But like most economists, Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter
concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 demonstrate. For one thing, StatsCan he says that will reduce the number of and columnist for Black Press
Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or uses the same income level across low-end jobs. And he is sarcastic about and BCLocalnews.com
go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.
Canada, without regard to the huge the NDP’s demands for government- (tfletcher@blackpress.ca).
CCAB audited circulation: (as of September 2010):
Wednesday - 30,711; Friday – 30,709.

This week’s question: Do you think the price of gas will go higher?
@ Online poll: cast your vote at www.mapleridgenews.com, or e-mail your vote and comments to editor@mapleridgenews.com
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THE NEWS/letters
Don’t worry about a Hold the Liberals accountable
roadblock or two EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Re: Dalton recall ‘frivolous’ (Letters,
March 2).
a complete turnaround after it was
elected.
This recall is not a trivial matter
having to take a gun and registering our
discontent with blood.
Mr. Hawes, this exercise in democracy
EDITOR, THE NEWS: I would like to say in response to the and neither is the fight for honesty might be frivolous to you, but will cost
Re: Police force just becoming a revenue collector (Let- assertions made by MLA Randy Hawes and democracy within our province. you nothing as it is paid for totally with
ters, March 2). that the recall of MLA Marc Dalton may, STAN HUTCHISON voluntary contributions and
Perhaps if people actually obeyed the laws which are in his opinion, be politically motivated, MAPLE RIDGE volunteer participation.
created to protect the general populace, our fine law en- but support for the recall is not limited You are right in one aspect: if
forcement officers would not have to waste their time on to those who are members or otherwise we are successful, a by-election
seatbelt checks. support the NDP.
Blame the Liberals will cost taxpayers money. But
Drivers should be paying attention to driving, wearing You can argue the pragmatism of a re- EDITOR, THE NEWS: the rewards from that lesson
seat belts and not texting, phoning, eating, reading, doing call, you can argue that it, in this case, Re: Dalton recall ‘frivolous’ in democracy and job descrip-
makeup or any of the other ridiculous behaviours that does fit with his view of the original in- (Letters, March 2). tion could be worth 1,000 times
drivers seem to feel they are entitled to do while operat- tent of the legislation. But you cannot ar- In regards to Randy Hawes the costs to the people of B.C.
ing a deadly weapon. gue that it is party politics when such a stating that the Marc Dalton At least give us the illusion
As for your liberty being threatened, Steve Halas, only large number of B.C. residents continue recall campaign is frivolous, I we live in a democracy. The al-
the guilty feel threatened. If you are doing nothing wrong, to support the anti-HST cause. couldn’t disagree more. ternative is truly frightening.
don’t worry about a roadblock or two. I did not vote for the NDP in the last In my opinion, the blame for Hawes WAYNE CLARK
E. L. WILLMOTT election, but I am in favour of spending this entire can of worms (HST MAPLE RIDGE
MAPLE RIDGE the money for a by-election in order to referendum and MLA recall
hold the Liberals accountable for their campaign) can be placed squarely on the
HST deceit. shoulders of the B.C. Liberal Party. By design
Accountability should be a bigger part The Liberals chose to lie and mislead EDITOR, THE NEWS:
of the political process, and if the indi- the people of the province of British Co- Re: Dalton recall ‘frivolous’ (Letters,
lumbia when they said, just days before March 2).
Nothing but praise for RMH viduals who comprise the government
don’t take responsibility in the Legisla-
ture, then it seems logical for their con-
the last election that they weren’t con-
sidering implementing the HST.
Imagine Randy Hawes being concerned
about the number of hip operations that
EDITOR, THE NEWS: stituents to hold them accountable in To the dismay of at least 700,000 British could be done based on the cost of a suc-
Re: Take care of own first (Letters, March 2). their riding. Columbians, that was simply not true, cessful recall. Gosh, just think about the
Last month I was admitted to Ridge Meadows Hospital I am glad I have the chance for a voice and the new MLAs voted in favour of number of hip operations that could be
with five broken ribs and a hole in one lung. in this matter. Isn’t democracy great, if implementing the HST. done with the $6 million paid to defend
I was seen in the emergency ward by a doctor shortly not somewhat uncomfortable for those This record of poor judgement and bad Dave Basi and Bob Virk and hide the B.C.
after I was admitted. Treatment followed. I was held for in the Legislature who choose taxation decisions set our province on the road Rail scandal.
the night and transferred to a ward the next day. without representation. to where we are today. Our MLAs have As far as I am concerned, recall legisla-
During the week that I was there, I have nothing but MARK EVANS had every opportunity to admit that they tion is designed to get rid of liars, cheats,
praise for the nursing and the physiotherapy staff. They MAPLE RIDGE made a mistake, and start representing and self-serving creeps who forget that
may have been short of staff, but never mentioned it and their constituents, as they swore they they are employees of the people of Brit-
would do in the Legislature. ish Columbia and replace them with
were always there for me.
I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, physiothera-
Hawes has it wrong Gordon Campbell took his chances, honest dedicated people who know they
pists and all the care workers involved. EDITOR, THE NEWS: and lost. have been given the privilege of doing
BOB KERFOOT Re: Dalton recall ‘frivolous’ (Letters, Mr. Dalton is one of many MLAs in the the work of the people of this province.
MAPLE RIDGE March 2). Liberal Party who, to date, have still re- CHARLES FIELD
Liberal MLA Randy Hawes has it all fused to acknowledge the error of their MAPLE RIDGE, B.C.
wrong. He says the big issue with the re- ways in the matter of the HST. It is hurt-
call is that the legislation was intended ing our economy, as it has since its incep-
Maybe we should move to remove an MLA for malfeasance.
While in opposition in 1994, however,
tion, and it will continue to benefit the
rich, while the working people pay the
chat@www.mapleridgenews.com
EDITOR, THE NEWS:
Gordon Campbell himself stated: “I think lion’s share. No more
it’s obvious why people demand this My family cannot afford as much as
Re: All that’s needed in Albion flats is shopping (Let- legislation. They are tired of politicians last year. We spend less than we used From: votefortruth2011, posted on www.
ters, March 4). who make promises before an election to. This is a negative effect on the econ- mapleridgenews.com.
I think both points on developing the Albion flats are and do the exact opposite after.” omy. We don’t have a choice. Re: Dalton recall ‘frivolous’ (Letters, March 2).
valid: people need convenient shopping options, and we As far as cost, the recall is entirely citi- The MLAs of this province do have a Randy Hawes is towing the line of the typical
need to preserve our natural resources and environ- zen-driven and responsible for their own choice to make. They can take the side of
ment. politician. He mentions money wasted could be used
funding. Though, if Mr. Hawes wants to big business or they can take the side of to fund “hip replacements. “How about the tens of
For a moment, let’s forget about commercial taxes, jobs, talk financial responsibility, I’d like back the families of B.C.
ALR, natural habitat. Let’s just ask why people moved to millions simply given to the B.C. Rail convicts? How
my portion of the $780,000 the Liberals I don’t care which party my MLA be-
Maple Ridge and what they love about this community? spent on pro-HST pamphlets they then
many “hip replacements” would that fund? How
longs to. The day that he or she puts his
Shopping is definitely is not on top of the list, but you threw in the garbage and the $240,000 or her own agenda and career or aspi- about the hundred-million dollar roof on B.C. Place?
will get answers about the great natural surroundings, cost of the TV time Mr. Campbell wast- rations ahead of his or her constituents What would that fund? Or the billion-dollar north
outdoor activities and sports, great small-town commu- ed trying to bribe us with an income tax and supports such lies and deceit, that perimetre road? The billion-dollar Port Mann Bridge?
nity. reduction before taking it back upon his MLA has abused his or her power and Do I need to go on? This government gives billions to
I believe a majority of people in Maple Ridge embrace resignation. should be removed. its corporate/business friends and gives little back to
these fundamental reasons for living here, and under- Mr. Hawes is simply trying to defend SEAN ORCUTT the people who vote them in. What’s next, will Tim
stood that we can’t have our cake and eat it too. his Mission Liberal MLA counterpart MAPLE RIDGE
Why advocate and try so hard to justify how great big- Hortons jump on the band wagon and open a series
using misinformation. of emergency care clinics within its coffee shops?
box shopping development would be? If Mr. Hawes is genuinely concerned
Why not consider a more realistic alternative, such as about hip-operations, he should spend
Frightening The priorities of the Liberal government has been
relocating to a more shopping convenient location? more time preventing the shutdown of EDITOR, THE NEWS: misaligned for years. That is the reason for recall.
Having said that, I do some shopping at the Superstore, the Mission hospital and less time writ- Re: Dalton recall ‘frivolous’ (Letters, The Liberals have not listened to the people of this
Costco and Futureshop. But these big-box commercial ing frivolous (and erroneous) letters. March 2). province, who are screaming for better health care,
developments would shatter the opportunity for Maple JON PETERS I am sure any politician such as Randy lower consumptions taxes and a better return on
Ridge to develop a unique characteristic which we con- MAPLE RIDGE Hawes, Marc Dalton and Gordon Camp- their tax dollar. Unfortunately, as the last election
sider as our fundamental reason for livability, not to men- bell would like to feel they are free to proved, the people of this province no longer have
tion capturing a unique type of commercial tax base. do whatever they want once they are
Not trivial any faith in politicians and no longer believe what
But times are changing. Perhaps I should be relocating. elected, with total impunity and regard-
PETER TAM they tell us (remember the HST promise?). People
EDITOR, THE NEWS: less whether they represent their con-
MAPLE RIDGE Re: Dalton recall ‘frivolous’ (Let- stituents, or do anything at all, for that
are not turning out to vote as we are starting to see
ters, March 2). matter. through the lies they spin during election time.
Liberal MLA Randy Hawes writes They seem to think they are above Mr. Hawes is just another politician spinning words to
Letters welcome that the recall process was brought the law and unaccountable to the people make it sound as though there is a bigger conspiracy
Letters to the editor should be exclusive to The News in to address malfeasance. they represent. for recall and use it as a political platform to attack
and address topics of interest to residents of Maple The definition of malfeasance is: “a But for one moment, let us believe we the NDP. The fact is, the recall team is simply trying to
Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Include full name and address, legal or moral wrongdoing.” live in a democracy and that people are send a message to the politicians, that we are tired
as well as daytime phone number for verification. Keep Our Liberal party were morally allowed to exercise their democratic of their lies and self-interest. It is time government
letters to 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for wrong to lie to the people of Brit- rights. listens to the people who vote them in power. No
length and clarity. ish Columbia about bringing in the These small rights are not extravagant more back-door deals, no more BC Rail scams.
@ E-mail letters to editor@mapleridgenews.com. HST before the election, then doing or frivolous, but are certainly better than
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SERVICE
School district floats two-week
spring break to save itself $200,000
Also proposes district staff explaining
the proposal.
“We are continuing
to decline in enrolment
home with students ex-
plaining the proposal.

MAINTENANCE SPECIAL four-day weekend “Our research indi- and our continued finan- The district is also

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a detrimental effect on even more prudent in Haney secondary.
by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f student learning, and in our decisions,” states a School trustees will
staff reporter fact will bring many po- report by district senior make their final deci-
tential benefits.” staff explaining the pro- sion on the proposal at
The proposal comes posal. However, because their public meeting on
On all maintenance or repairs performed at School District No. 42 after a report by educa- the current school cal- April 13.
is hoping to reduce the
Maple Ridge Chrysler for the month of March, number of instructional
tion consultant Sharon
Jeroski of Horizon Re-
we are discounting the HST (a discount equal to the HST). days in the local school search and Evaluation
year by six, a move dis- showing support for the
This is a great month to catch up on vehicle trict staff hopes will change.
“The proposed new
maintenance. save $200,000 annually. The report looked at measures are primarily

$$ HST $
The district is propos- a number of different
ing to extend spring school calendar op-
being recommended as a
break in March by an ex- cost-saving measure.”

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tions, including a four-

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tra week, as well as cre- day week. However, the
ate a four-day weekend two-week spring break Ken Clarkson

$ $
in November around option was deemed to School board chair
Remembrance Day. be the least disruptive
As a result, close to 10 to students. The report
minutes will be added also found strong sup-
to every school day to port for the move from
make up for the reduced teachers, students and endar is already at the Senior staff are also
instructional time. parents surveyed. provincial minimum of recommending the
The recommendation Presently, 43 of 60 186 instructional days, district’s coordinated
goes before the board school districts have a the proposed change timetable be changed in
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“The proposed new The $200,000 in annual it is to be approved. The district’s move to
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ommended primarily as come from a reduction up an online survey at three years ago sparked
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“Bunkers, new cart paths, it’s something new the community,” McCaw said.
every year.” In addition to regular dining service, full
This year, he’s also dramatically revamping catering will also be offered at the course. Camara
the food and beverage services offered at the said they can handle groups of almost any size,
course. Camara has contracted the commercial and they have the ability to close off parts of the
kitchen to Steve and Theressa McCaw, who will restaurant to offer smaller groups more privacy.
oversee the new food services, which include the “We can handle any size of group, from 12 up
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Steve McCaw said the move is an exciting one … we’re open to everyone.”
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Maple Ridge, said Big ter to change its mind. pay them,” Sheach says.
Sisters has had a posi- She feels the decision Of the close to 30 local
tive affect on her young- to close the office was pairs, 10 will be trans-
est daughter, Jennifer, a too quick and without ferred to Abbotsford of-
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son said. “They go out word out there, and they cut one of its fundrais- Racebook
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more.” David Sheach, execu- while the Upper Fraser is open from
Jennifer’s parents had
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tive director of the Ab-
botsford-Mission-Ridge
Valley branch has elim- 10am–12am
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what’s gone on,” says
Changes to the prov-
ince’s gaming grants
Sheach said they may
have to amalgamate
Bingo slots
Anderson. “But with
Libby, [Jennifer] has
someone she can open
mean the local chapter
is receiving $130,000 less
than the year before,
There are currently
15 chapters of Big
Brothers and Big Sis-
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R EC ALL PE TITION
Maple Ridge-Mission
Sound barriers
K NOW THE RULES for Lougheed
1,000 metres of fencing to be installed
If you plan to participate in the recall campaign,
it’s important that you know the rules. staff reporter

• The Recall and Initiative Act allows registered voters to petition to remove The Ministry of Transportation will install
a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from office between elections sound barriers on the south side of Lougheed
• On Thursday, March 10, 2011 petition sheets will be issued to proponent Wilfred Highway in Pitt Meadows to dampen the traf-
Murdock McIntyre to recall Marc H.J. Dalton, MLA for the Maple Ridge-Mission fic noise.
electoral district The barriers follow repeated lobbying by
• The proponent has until 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011 to collect signatures Pitt Meadows council and Somerset sub-
from more than 40% of the voters who were registered to vote in the Maple division residents and had originally been
Ridge-Mission electoral district at the May 12, 2009 General Election, and who scrapped from the province’s highway im-
are currently registered as voters in B.C. provement plans.
• An individual may only sign a recall petition once; it is an offence to sign more than once Coun. Deb Walters said the city kept push-
ing the issue with the province.
• Only registered canvassers may collect signatures and must be volunteers
“We reiterated that they had made a prom-
• Canvassers must not make false or misleading statements about the petition or ise to us,” she said.
the Member Approximately a 1,000 metres of noise re-
• Recall advertising may only be conducted by the proponent, MLA or registered duction fencing will be installed on the south
advertising sponsors side of Lougheed Hwy. and along the eastern
half of a two-kilometre stretch where a rapid
bus lane is being built.
Construction will begin in late April or May,
as soon as the weather improves.
Elections BC is a non-partisan Office of the Legislature Work also continues on the bus lane and
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responsible for administering the Election Act, the Recall and Initiative Act,
and the conduct of referenda under the Referendum Act .
paving is expected to begin soon.
The province will also a three-foot-tall Birds of a feather
Questions or concerns? concrete divider to separate east-and west-
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www.elections.bc.ca / 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 1 - 8 6 8 3 is complete. gers, Benjamin Dyck, Brogynn Gelsvik, Sarah Tullock
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and multi-million dollar businesses Maple Ridge library on Tuesday. The library will be cel-
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The document continues and builds on the vision of
the Livable Region Strategic Plan – fighting sprawl,
protecting green space and building more complete
communities better served by transportation.
Pitt Meadows requested several changes to the
growth strategy called, Metro Vancouver 2040: Shap-
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• the old Cardiff Farms property, off Harris Road, be-
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• the North Lougheed Commercial Area and an area
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Maple Ridge Cemetery Notice


This is a reminder to family members and visitors to the Maple Ridge cemetery that all artiÀcial Áowers,
containers and other personal mementos should be removed from cremation and burial plots at the
Maple Ridge and Whonnock cemeteries prior to the beginning of the grass cutting season on March
14, 2011. Removal of these items is necessary to permit the safe mowing of the grounds and to avoid
causing any damage to personal items.
Any artiÀcial Áowers or other items (other than fresh Áowers) that have not been removed by March 19,
2011 will be collected by the cemetery caretaker, and then stored at the cemetery building, and may be
picked up at a mutually agreeable date and time.
Maple Ridge Cemetery Bylaw Section 34.
Cut Áowers, wreaths and Áoral offerings may be placed on graves, but may be removed by the caretaker
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Jammed hospital hallways are a routine problem in the Fraser Health Region.
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Black Press One measure of hos- per cent), Eagle Ridge
pital congestion – the (32 per cent) and Ridge
FAMOUS BRAND number of patients Meadows (37 per cent).
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Hallway medicine is
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of multiple trauma case for beds at any given with a sizable seniors
airlifts earlier in the time, although officials population or signifi-
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ample of what has be- Fraser Health public some new facilities and
come a routine problem affairs director David various tactics to im-
across the region: too Plug said. prove patient flow.
many patients and not Emergency depart- The $450-million Ab-
SNUGGLE Compare at $89.99 enough beds. ment visits are up, he botsford Regional Hos-
PILLOW PETS The hallways were two
and three stretchers
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pital and Cancer Centre
opened two years ago,
deep with patients, said and the rise of chronic replacing its predeces-

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A new $237-million
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efficient and dangerous standard, far below a that is expected to help
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broke out. per cent that was set morial by taking over
The persistent crowd- back in 2005. day surgery and diag-
ing region-wide sug- Mission Memorial at nostics.
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Man, 19, drives into his family’s home


A 19-year-old Maple aged.
Ridge man was arrest- “We’re quite thank-
ed Monday for crash- ful that no one was
ing a car into his fam- injured in this inci-
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’Building new hospitals not the only answer’


Hospitals from p14 well down by Tuesday tons, which had closed One man at Surrey Me-
“The next top prior- and Tim Hortons was by that time of night, morial who was parked
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ity is Royal Columbian again serving coffee and about four patients on a stretcher in a busy
Hospital,” Plug said,
adding a similar criti-
drinkers instead of pa-
tients.
were monitored there,
including one with an-
hall for more than a day
while awaiting a bed re- O O
cal care tower is under Plug said the coffee gina who was hooked counted having to use a
consideration there. shop is not a formally up to cardiac monitors. portable urinal beneath
Planning processes designated overflow In many ways, Glazer the sheets to relieve
are also underway to area, but staff are em- said, the coffee shop is himself.
look at the future needs powered to use various preferable to hallways “It’s just unaccept-
for Peace Arch and Del- non-clinical areas when because there’s a bit able,” the patient said.
ta hospitals, with Eagle conditions warrant. more privacy. None of those experi-
Ridge to follow. He calls it a short- “It’s very difficult to ences is ideal, officials
Building new hospi- term temporary solu- do a full examination in say.
tals is not the only an- tion and not what the a hallway or take a his- “Certainly our daily
swer, Plug said. health region prefers tory in a hallway, which experience is challeng- We are so excited!
“We need to do that to see. is quite public,” Glazer ing,” Plug said.
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cerns.”
Six stretchers with
privacy screens were
put up in the Tim Hor-
they want a do-not-re-
suscitate order – in the
busy waiting room, un-
derneath a TV, he said.
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The drink box that your child takes to school is a polycoat container made up of three material types: paper, an aluminum lining, and a plastic coating.

Environmental GIVE MOTHER NATURE A HAND THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE NETWORK
Just by recycling beverage containers in 2009: Encorp Pacific (Canada) is the Industry Prod-
You probably already know that all the pulp to separate the paper fibre from any
• You took the equivalent of 37,000 cars off uct Stewardship Corporation mandated to
containers that come into a Return-It™ plastic or aluminum linings. 75% of the
BC’s roads for a year. develop and manage a consumer friendly
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and cost effective system to recover end-of-
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homes for a year.
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When measured by weight that’s a recovery
They’re known as “polycoat” con- tonne of paper pulp recycled, approx- atmosphere.
rate of close to 89%
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Dick Sutcliffe and visitors at the 2010 Maple Ridge Historical Society Heritage Tea.

a l l d a y
It’s close to time again for Heritage Tea
P
eople are already calling
the Maple Ridge Historical
Society to check about the
date of the 2011 Heritage Tea.
It will be held on Saturday,
April 2, from 1-4 p.m. in the Se-
niors Activity Centre (12150 224th
Street).
Al Bowen. He
has appeared
a number
of times in
Maple Ridge
for similar
events,
where he can
so our 20th Heritage Tea will be
held on April 14th. Those of you
who like to plan ahead may pick
up a “Save the Date” reminder at
this year’s tea so you can notify
friends and relations.
Today’s photo taken at the
2010 Heritage Tea features Dick
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ested in Maple Ridge history is
welcome to attend the tea, which
now has no set date restrictions.
work. He will Sheila Nickols
identify mys-
tery items,
baseball teams from Haney and
Hammond, and their serious
rivalry.
• Irish Dancers
Along with the Maple Ridge
High School reunion group that
and give an estimate of your
treasure’s monetary value. The
For this years photo panels,
Maple Ridge Museum director
• Irish Band
is gathering the same week-end, appraisals will go on between Val Patenaude is planning to
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options.
At issue is the con- foot houses with swim- ties unless the trend is the property.
struction of huge estate ming pools and ten- stopped. Sometimes garages
homes – often on land in nis courts scattered So far, Delta has tak- and barns have second
the Agricultural Land throughout the agricul- en the toughest stand floors built with rented
Gentle Family Dentistry Reserve (ALR) – that
make farming less effi-
tural area of the land,”
Steves said.
against the problem of
badly sited farmland
secondary suites.
Richmond had aimed
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We are proud to Welcome Dr. Zhang! erty’s price out of reach have crops and farm Delta limits house maximum setback to
of ordinary farmers. equipment when you sizes and defines a include accessory build-
Reforms have been have to work around a farm “homeplate” on ings but ran into com-
proposed in the past by number of buildings. It agricultural properties munity resistance.
individual municipali- destroys the productive where houses and other “There’s a tremendous
ties but beaten back by use of that land.” residential uses must be amount of opposition,”
opposing groups of A provincially man- contained. They can’t Steves said. “There’s a
landowners and real- dated minimum stan- sprawl deeper than 60 huge lobby, mainly from
tors. dard could allow cities metres from the front realtors.”
Both Pitt Meadows to go further and add property line, unless When Richmond’s
and Surrey shelved at- stronger protections if there’s on-site migrant original bylaw was
Dr. Chen Dr. Zhou
Dr Dr
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tempts to tighten regu-
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At university, students learn education their own responsibility


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the academic Labs are held in longer direct quotations from Time management be beneficial to e-mail versity; they must take have paid off.
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university. hours. main styles of own responsibility in appropriate. work to develop it. Kirsti Juurakko is a
Courses at the uni- If students referencing university. Professors Students must realize When graduation first-year student at the
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Metro to look at
active farms
joining forces and moving to a BIGGER and BETTER Location. ALR from p18
Farmland is cheaper than large residential-zoned
This is your opportunity to buy top quality Living Room, lots and may offer the potential of a future windfall
if the land can someday be pulled out of the ALR and
Bedroom, and Dining Room, all at HEAVILY REDUCED PRICES. subdivided.
Owners who are able to grow something may even
Their entire multi-million dollar inventory is discounted and must qualify for the lower farm property tax rate, even if
they grow just a tiny fraction of the land’s potential.
be sold. This is going to be the BIGGEST MOVING SALE EVER! That long-standing loophole should also be closed,
said Surrey Coun. Linda Hepner, the vice-chair of
the agriculture committee.
“It’s no different than those who sit on acreages
with a horse or a cow and say they’re gentlemen
farmers and get a tax break,” she said.
“It was never intended to be for estate homes.”

“It’s no different than those who sit


on acreages with a horse or a cow and
say they’re gentlemen farmers
and get a tax break.”
Linda Hepner, Surrey councillor

Hepner also backs tough minimal protections set


by the province.
But she noted there are some special circumstanc-
es to be considered.
In Surrey, she said, some of the large houses on
farmland are simply occupied by large families and
the land is being actively farmed.
Much farmland is on floodplain where basements
can’t be built, she said, so allowed house sizes should
take that into account.
Metro also suggests exceptions be allowed if it
makes more sense to put a house on part of the prop-
erty that isn’t farmable – perhaps it’s rocky.
The focus should be on the placement of the house,
Hepner added.
Closed this week “A huge long driveway on a small parcel makes the
whole parcel unfarmable,” Hepner said. “So we have

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to guide growth as Metro fears are overblown. couldn’t happen without Act requires municipali-
adds another 1.2 million “The biggest problem the consent of the Agri- ties that formally object
residents by 2040. is that it’s not going to cultural Land Commis- to a regional growth
“It’s like a freight train achieve some of its im- sion. strategy to give specific
going down the track,” portant goals,” Helten The document contin- reasons.
said Randy Helten, a crit- said. “It will actually ues and builds on the vi- And Trasolini said
ic with the group metro- promote urban sprawl. sion of the Livable Region dissatisfaction with the
vanwatch.ca. “There’s It will actually threaten Strategic Plan – fighting pace of rapid transit de-
huge momentum behind agricultural land.” sprawl, protecting green velopment – under the
this regional growth His group also warns space and building more control of TransLink – is
strategy. But hopefully that TransLink, which complete communities not a legally valid rea-
enough people will real- has veto power over the better served by trans- son.
ize there are some seri- plan, will have free reign portation. “I don’t blame council
ous problems with it.” to collect taxes or devel- In some ways it will for shooting at anything
The train picked up opment charges along be easier to amend the and everything that
more steam when Sur- frequent transit develop- new plan and redraw comes our way on this,”
rey and Richmond coun- ment corridors defined its urban containment he said. “But at the same
cils both endorsed the in the strategy, depriving boundary, which holds time, Metro Vancouver
accord, which replaces local cities of revenue. in urban development doesn’t have those trans-
and protects farmland, portation powers.”
green space and more Even if Port Moody for-
rural lands. mally objects with valid
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debated the long-term A final ratification
designation of the West- vote by the Metro
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buyers sign on for lion. Valley townhouses Central 1 Credit Union
economist Bryan Yu
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REBGV president were down slightly
35-year terms Jake Moldowan said to $316,600 and apart- said a sales surge early fashion forward dresses
the intensity of buying ments are up 2.3 per this year was expected
by J eff Nage l activity in those areas cent to $245,500. as some younger first-
Black Press indicates houses there
are the most sought-
after properties in the
One factor driving
sales right now is the
pending change in
time buyers move to
beat the deadline.
But he predicts the Princess
Buying a typical de-
tached house in Metro
Vancouver costs about
region.
Benchmark attached
homes in the Greater
lending rules that will
ban 35-year mortgages
on March 18, making it
dampening effects of
the tightened mortgage
rules and expected up-
for a day
$50,000 more than it did
in November.
And at least one fore-
Vancouver region have
gained about 3.3 per
cent so far this year to
more difficult for some
buyers without big
enough down payments
tick in rates should be
offset by Metro Van-
couver’s continued
draw!
cast calls for the gains $507,000 while condos to qualify for more con- population growth and Each young woman who
to continue – at a more are up 3.2 per cent to ventional terms. improved economic
gradual pace – this $399,400. “Some clients have conditions.
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growing concerns
about the potential
disruption of crude oil
supplies as a result of
the Middle East crisis.
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3rd Annual Coffee with
now about 10 cents
higher than it was a
month ago and at the
highest level since
mid-2008.
MARC DALTON MLA
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to discuss your issues and hear your opinions.
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retail gas prices could
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spring, typically the Marc Dalton, MLA
peak driving season Maple Ridge - Mission
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MEETING NOTICE Critics say Port Mann forecast looks overly optimistic Logan said confirmed
Application the province’s traffic es-
The new 10-lane the Port Mann Bridge is timates.
Number: by J eff Nagel They have not been
Black Press bridge is expected to expected to lose money
RZ/067/10 rake in $175 million in because toll revenues revised in light of the
tolls in its first full year won’t yet match the financial downturn or
The Subject Property Despite growing evi- of operations in 2013, province’s annual costs the Golden Ears track
is located at dence motorists will according to numbers of debt servicing and record and are based on
drive out of their way tabled with the provin- paying the private op- the Pattullo remaining a
23851 Kanaka Creek Road. free crossing.
to avoid tolls, the pro- cial budget. erators.
The purpose of the application is to rezone the subject property from The provincial gov-
vincial government is That’s based on a traf- The Transporta-
RS-3 One Family Rural Residential to R-1 Residential District and a counting on many more fic forecast of 150,000 tion Investment Corp. ernment has promised
R-2 Residential District (pending) to enable the development of single drivers paying to cross daily users paying tolls – B.C.’s Crown corpora- the tolls will come off
family lots. the tolled Port Mann – 20 per cent more than tion created to oversee the Port Mann when
The meeting will be held in the Albion Elementary School Bridge than it currently the 125,000 who crossed the Port Mann/Highway it’s paid for – at the end
Gymnasium, 10031 240th Street Maple Ridge on Wednesday, carries for free. for free in 2007 and 1 project and ensure the of the 35-year contract
And if that optimistic about seven per cent tolls eventually cover with the partners that
March 16th between the hours of 6pm and 8pm.
forecast fails to materi- more than the 140,000 the $3.3-billion cost are building, operating
If you have questions regarding rezoning application RZ/067/10 and maintaining it.
alize, the pricey project the bridge is expected – predicts significant
please contact the applicant: Jorden Cook Associates 604.689.8200 But if drivers’ re-
may gush red ink for to carry this year. subsidies in the initial
or the Maple Ridge Planning Department 604.467.7341. years to come. But even at that level, years, with the Port sponse is lukewarm and
Mann starting to break the tolls don’t ultimate-
even in 2017. ly cover the costs, Vic-
That break-even date, toria could be forced to
however, depends on either absorb a loss on
the number of daily the bridge on behalf of
paying drivers climb- taxpayers or keep tolls
ing to between 175,000 in place beyond 2048.
and 180,000, and tolls Logan said there is
exceeding $200 million. some wriggle room – al-
By 2021, the bridge is ex- though he could not say
pected to carry 189,000 how much – in the esti-
vehicles per day. mates to ensure all the
The rosy forecasts costs can be recovered
are in contrast with over 35 years with some-
the experience so far at what less than the fore-
the tolled Golden Ears cast traffic volumes.
Bridge, where traffic Outside experts say
levels and toll revenues the Port Mann growth
are so far well below forecasts look out of
what TransLink expect- step with the experi-
ed, meaning it will be ence elsewhere.
subsidized longer than Seattle has built toll
planned. lanes allowing those
But Transportation In- who pay to bypass con-
vestment Corp. spokes- gestion on Highway 167.
man Max Logan rejects But Clark Williams-
that comparison, noting Derry of the Sightline
the Golden Ears created Institute says the tolls
a new link where use is aren’t even coming
expected to build over close to paying for the
time. cost of the electronic
“We are looking at a toll collection system.
very different profile of “People aren’t will-
user and profile of traf- ing to pay for car trips
fic for the Port Mann as much as planners
Bridge than the Golden thought they would,” he
Ears Bridge,” he said. said.
“We’re looking at Rising fuel prices and
mainly established us- other factors may also
ers on the corridor mean people opt to
whom we expect to drive less than they did
continue to use the Port before, he added.
Mann.” Williams-Derry thinks
Some regular Port the trend of denser
Mann users are ex- home construction is
pected to divert to the also creating more walk-
Pattullo or Alex Fraser able urban neighbour-
bridges to cross the hoods and less need for
Fraser River for free, residents to drive, while
Logan acknowledged. simultaneously making
“But we expect there improved transit ser-
are other drivers who vice more viable.
are using crossings like Victoria Transporta-
the Pattullo who will tion Policy Institute
move back to the Port founder Todd Litman
Mann despite the toll agrees, noting the
due to the fairly dra- steady automobile traf-
matic travel time sav- fic growth rates plan-
ings they’re going to ners have assumed
there’s more online » experience.” would continue indefi-
Regular cars will be nitely have levelled off.
charged a minimum $3 “People are more
to cross one-way, pro- price-sensitive than

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2.5 per cent a year. than what people used
Private bidders to to think. This may re-
build the project con- sult in significantly less
ducted their own traffic toll revenue than what
volume modeling, which the modelers predict.”
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came next door to the
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Roadside penalty appeals considered three-day driving ban,


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penalty” and another
$250 fee to have a driv-
er’s licence reinstated.
new rules. Pub and res-
taurant owners com-
plained that people
were afraid to have a
single drink after work,
considering is imple- fore any criminal code
menting a process charges and suspen- Drivers may also have and defence lawyers
so you have a certain sions that may also re- their car impounded said the government
amount of time to ap- sult. for three days. was giving police of-
peal the offence,” the A blood alcohol read- More than 1,400 driv- ficers too much discre-
statement said. “The ing in the “warn” range ers were hit with the tion to impose penal-
change would be simi- between 0.05 and 0.08 steeper penalties in ties.
lar to a traffic ticket,
where you either accept
or reject the claim, and
have a certain amount
of time to appeal the of-
fence.”
Such a change would
have to be debated and
passed in the legisla-
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Community Calendar

C
ommunity Calendar lists Greg Moore Youth Centre (11925 sion by donation. This month’s drew at 604-460-0339 or at on the last Friday of the month. and residents at the hospital. • Ridge Meadows Hospice
events in Maple Ridge and Haney Place, Maple Ridge). topic is “Is there an erosion of ansthom@aol.com For information and meeting Paperback donations can be Society is hosting Meat Draws at
Pitt Meadows. Notices are • Gone Hooking, a traditional relationships?” Moderator is Brad • The Ridge Meadows Ex- location call Art at 604-462-9813 dropped off at the volunteer the Jolly Coachman Pub, 19167
free to local non-profit groups rug hooking group, meets at Warner. Service Women’s Association or Don at 604-329-9760. resources office Monday to Friday Ford Road, Pitt Meadows, every
courtesy of The News. Drop off the Lion’s Den from 10 a.m. to 2 • Village Assist Ridge is holding their regular monthly • Ridge Meadows Hospital between the hours of 8 a.m. and Saturday. Draw times at 4:30
details to 22328 119 Ave., fax to p.m. at 12479 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows will have its annual meeting at noon, at the Maple is currently seeking donations 4 p.m. Email rmhvolunteerser- p.m. and 5:30 p.m. All proceeds
604-463-4741 or e-mail events@ Meadows. Beginners classes can general meeting at 730 p.m. at Ridge Royal Canadian Legion, of current, used paperbacks vices@fraserhealth.ca for more go to support the Hospice society
mapleridgenews.com at least a be arranged. Visitors welcome. the Ramada in Pitt Meadows. 12101 224th Street. Sandwich in good condition for patients information. programs.
week before the event. Include a For further info please call There will be vote to voluntarily lunch provided for social hour.
contact name and number. (No Freda Jackson 604-463-0043 or revoke our charitable status to Business begins at 1 p.m.

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submissions by phone.) Listings email freda33@telus.net close the charity. Please come by
appear as space permits. For guar- • Maple Ridge Parkinson’s for one last meeting to wrap up Friday, March 11
anteed publication, ask our classi- Support Group meets from 1 to the society. For more informa- • A fundraising concert for
fied department at 604-467-1122 3 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Se- tion, call Daughty at 604-465- La Chorale Française, a group of
about non-profit rates. nior Centre. This meeting is open 6876. 50 elementary-school children
to all persons with Parkinson’s, • The Maple Ridge Public from local French Immersion pro-
Wednesday, March 9 their caregivers, families, and Library will be hosting It Won’t grams, accompanied by Collage,
• The Kanaka Education friends. For more information Byte at the Ridge Meadows a 10-voice ensemble. Refresh-
and Environmental Partner- please contact Peta Purdy at 604- Seniors Centre from 3:30 to 5:30 ments to follow. St. Andrew’s
ship Society will be presenting
a slide show of the flora and
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p.m. Bring your cell phones,
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United Church, 22165 Dewdney
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INFORMATION
fauna of the Kanaka Creek wa- hosts an open mic/stage night, hand-held tech toy you may have 604-466-4859 for more info. EVENING
tershed at their annual general featuring local singers/songwrit- to the Seniors Centre and let
meeting at 7 p.m. in the Fraser ers Caden Knudson and Alex the technically gifted members Ongoing Discover the soul of Russia as you experience legendary cities rich in culture,
Room of Maple Ridge Library. Smeding from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. of the library’s student council • Grace Community Church tradition and royalty. Sail through Egypt and marvel at lush oases, modern cities,
Everyone is welcome to join the No. 101 24155 102nd Avenue, explain how they work and in Pitt Meadows presents desert hills, and ancient temples and pyramids. Wherever you desire to go,
evening’s celebration of beautiful Maple Ridge. Call 604-463-6727 what they do. Please register for “Coffee, Tea, ‘n Much More” every Uniworld River Cruises will take you there up close and personal. Sailing on 12
rivers in 20 countries accross 4 continents.
Kanaka Creek while finding out for more information. this program at the Main Floor Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
ways one can become involved. Information Desk of the Maple This event is for ladies to come
When: March 15, 2011
• The Ridge Meadows Com- Thursday, March 10 Ridge Public Library, or call 604- together, share, build friendships,
Where: The Clubhouse @ Windsor Oak Townhouse
munity Action Team is hosting • The Alouette Field 467-7417. enjoy crafts, beauty, baking tips,
19160 - 119 Avenue, Pitt Meadows
a free public event from 6 to 9:30 Naturalists hold their monthly • Do you have a fear of and keeping fit. Event is free
Time: 7:00 PM
p.m. to raise awareness on the meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Public Speaking? Blue Heron and no registration required. For
issue of sexual exploitation of Senior’s Centre, 12150 - 224th Toastmasters meets from 7:30 to more information, call Lois at
children and youth in our com- Street. All welcome. Phone 9:30 p.m. at Pitt Meadows City 604-941-3543. RSVP: 604-465-7443 or mapleridge@cruiseshipcenters.com
munities. The evening will begin Duanne at 604-463-8743 for Hall. Come and sit in a meeting • The Hominum Fraser
with a Candle Light Walk around more information. as our guest. Watch training in Valley Chapter is a support and
Memorial Peace Park (11900 • The ACT is hosting the SFU public speaking, leadership roles discussion group to help gay, bi-
224th Street, Maple Ridge) fol- Philosophers’ Cafe in the Arts and how to run a meeting. Our sexual and questioning men with
lowed by a safety presentation, Centre and Theatre lobby at 7 fun and no pressure atmosphere the challenges of being married,
“Parenting in a Cyber Age” at the p.m., 11944 Haney Place. Admis- will amaze you! Contact An- separated or single. Meetings
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Piping for St. Pat’s party


Nigel Tucker and the Navvies will lead a celebra-
tions with the Mission Pipe Band at the ACT
by M o n i s h a M a r t i n s
staff reporter

N
igel Tucker fingers fly as he plays a tune on his tin
whistle. Indigenous to the British Isles, the simple six-
hole flute emits a trill that makes your toes tingle and
feet tap. It’s a sound that makes Tucker smile.
He knows these tunes about long voyages, incessant wars,
love, loss and loneliness paint a picture and conjure a mood
like no other.
“I believe firmly that if a country’s traditional music is
lost, so is most of its history,” says Tucker, a Welshman
by decent, who has a penchant for Irish ditties.
Keeping that history alive through music - be it tales
about Canadians, the English, Irishmen or Scots - is
much more than a task for Tucker.
It’s a passion, one that’s made him a walking encyclo-
paedia of folk music facts.
He can reach back into the 1950s for songs by British
folk singer Ewen McColl and Newfoundland’s Ryan’s
Fancy or savor the melodies of contemporary Canadian
folk musicians such as Tiller’s Folly and Great Big Sea.
To stoke his passion, he must share it and that’s exact-
ly why Tucker organizes Celtic jam sessions at the ACT
and has recruited his friends to play at an upcoming St.
Patrick’s day party.
“I think it’s unfortunate that young people today aren’t
as interested in traditional music as they should be,”
Tucker laments, adding that they perhaps don’t know
what they are missing. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS
I guess I’m drawn to the music because it celebrates Nigel Tucker and his band the Navvies play at a St. Patrick’s celebration on March 18 in Maple Ridge.
family, says Tucker whose passion for music was fanned
early on by his dad.
“It’s music about people facing struggles, conquering first exposed to the music of his heritage along mandolin, banjo, and can make the rafters roar at
them and sticking together through it all.” The Navvies about the time he was learning to talk. Tam plays the drop of a shillelagh.
And there’s lots of songs about drinking and having a The name “navvy”, comes from “navigators” - what guitar, mandolin, bass, some banjo, and has been Shelly Gordy, happened to join the group when
good time. scornful sailors called the Irish families who fled
“The main thing about traditional music is, it’s fun,”
singing Celtic music of all varieties for over thirty one of the founding members left the band.
the famines of the 19th century, travelling as illegal years. She provides the occasional vocal and plays the
adds Tucker. “If you ignore the fun, the fun comes along
and hits you in the face.”
aliens in the bowels of wooden ships. The Navvies, Nigel Tucker, born and raised in Great Britain, bodran drum and other percussion.
• Join Nigel Tucker and the Navvies for a St. Patrick’s with their love of Celtic music of all descriptions, pay has both learned and taught the music of the Adrian Duncan, is the newest member of the
Day celebration at the ACT on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. tribute to the dreams and daring of their ancestry. British Isles for as long as he can remember. Nigel group. He plays the flute, guitar, and octave
The Mission Pipe Band will also play at the event. Tick- Tam Gordy, grandson of Celtic immigrants, was plays flute, tin whistle, bodhran drum, guitar, mandolin. And sings mainly Celtic music.
ets are $15.

Young Pitt Meadows actor guest stars in two TV shows this spring
Connor Levins gets roles in End Game and Mr. Young
Pitt Meadows Connor Levins hits the airwaves this month af-
ter snagging guest roles in two TV series set to premiere this
spring.
The young actor plays Keaton Hart, a young boy who is kid-
napped in the first episode of the TV drama End Game, which
airs on Showcase on March 14.
He also plays a seven year old in the Disney series Mr. Young,
a comedic half-hour sitcom that centers on a child prodigy who
went to university at the age of nine.
End Game is an original series about a brilliant chess master.
Traumatized by the murder of his fiancé, Arkady Balagan has
become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver hotel, terrified to
step outside. To pay his bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries,
using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics
to do his legwork. Arrogant, brilliant and charismatic, the Rus-
sian-born Balagan is able to envision his unknown opponent’s
motives and moves. He imagines events, interviews the living
and the dead, and runs conflicting scenarios all in his head.
Levins, 11, says it was a challenge to imagine he was being
kidnapped.
“I knew it was all fake so it wasn’t scary,” said Levins who
attends Pitt Meadows Elementary School. He filmed Mr. Young
in front of a live audience. “That got me really nervous but after
a couple of takes, I was fine,” said Levins, who has been acting THE NEWS/files
since he was two. Connor Levins, 11 has been acting since he was two.
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For ticket information about this important annual charity event please contact:
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Stage directing workshop Sat, Mar. 12,
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forming Arts Society hosts native of West Virginia,
its final workshop of the U.S.A. He has been on the Ride Meadows Lobby Events
season - Directing for the faculty of Trinity West- Open Mic Night
Stage - this week. ern University Theatre in “Improving the Lives of with United
With this workshop, par- Langley since 1991. Women and Girls” Circle of Arts
ticipants will have the op- In 20 years at TWU he
portunity to explore both has produced over 130 Society
basic and advanced skills in shows, directed 40, de- Women’s Opportunity Award Tues, Mar. 15, 7pm
directing. signed sets for 22 and
Topics to be discussed in- written 13. Most recent-
Recipient for 2010 Maple Ridge
clude research processes, Arnett ly, he directed Jeffrey Art Gallery
text analysis, collaborating Hatcher’s Scotland Road, Presented to...
with actors and designers, his own work, Angels,
Return of the
Salmon
developing a rehearsal schedule,
implementing effective rehearsal
the musical Cotton Patch Gospel,
Molière’s Tartuffe, David Auburn’s
Moira Korchinski On Now
Left to right: Award recipient Moira
techniques and generally trans- Proof, Halo by Canadian dramatist of Maple Ridge Korchinski and SI Ridge Meadows
Until – Mar. 26
forming ideas in to reality. Josh Macdonald and Larry Shue’s Free Exhibit open
President, Eileen English
“This is a great workshop for those The Foreigner. Tues. – Sat.
working in church, school and com- Directing for the Stage runs Satur- On behalf of the members of Soroptimist International Ridge Meadows, 11am to 4pm
munity theatre settings,” explains day, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. we want to congratulate Moira Korchinski on winning this award. She is
Ken Hildebrandt, the company’s It costs $65 per person and includes a very deserving recipient and here’s why.
artistic director. “Even actors will the workshop, a snack, bottled wa- Register
benefit by exploring the playmak- ter and a light lunch. It will be held Moira is a mom of four and grandmother of one. Over the years she has Now for
ing process from a completely dif- at the MEI Theatre, 4081 Clear- had to endure many, many challenges, including abuse and addiction Spring Arts
ferent perspective.” brook Road in Abbotsford. Space is in her life and yet her perseverance, positive attitude and empathetic
Leading the all-day workshop is limited so people are encouraged to disposition has helped her overcome some of her traumatic past.
Programs
theatre director, producer, actor register early. To register for the Currently, Moira spends much of her time volunteering with many Come to
and professor, Dr. Lloyd Arnett. course, call 604-504-5940 or visit of society’s down and out citizens and is able to get them to see the The ACT to
A Christian-humanist scholar and www.gallery7theatre.com. positivity of life. Despite the many obstacles and judgements placed in pick up a
front of her, Moira continually finds the positive to carry on and move programs guide
forward. She is truly an inspiration for other women. Moira’s career goals
Musicians needed for are to obtain a B.A. in Social Work so she can help other women and
children overcome traumatic abuse and addiction.
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Arts&Life

Local artists invited to Symphony of Colours on display at New Creations


submit for regional exhibit Show features soul the spiritual values by Birthplace of B.C.
Maple Ridge Art Gallery invites local artists to that emerge into his art- Gallery and is a member
submit work a new regional art exhibition. landscapes by work. of Garibaldi Art Club in
Most of Gligor’s paint- Maple Ridge, as well as
The first Fraser Valley Regional Biennale (FV
Biennale) will celebrate and explore local visual
Victor Gligor ings are created in one a member of Federation
art-making and creative production. Work in all sitting because of “an of Canadian Artists
mediums is eligible, including painting, drawing, Maple Ridge artist impatience to transfer • The show is at the
installation photography, sculpture, printmak- Victor Gligor returns his charge on the can- gallery until March 31.
ing, video, film, fibre, wood and pottery. to the New Creations vas without stepping New Creations is lo-
This group exhibition, featuring works of art Art Gallery with a new out of the experience or cated at 22409 McIntosh
and fine art craft, will open on June 24 at the show titled Symphony the emotion.” Avenue in Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge Art Gallery and run until July 30. of Colours, featuring a “The main objective (off 224th Street, behind
The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford and selection of his land- of my paintings is to Jim’s Pizza).
Mission, as well as art councils in Abbotsford and scape paintings. capture colours, forms,
Langley are also participating. Opening and clos- Born in Bucharest, mood and atmosphere.
ing dates will vary amongst the participating art Romania, Gligor moved I invite viewers to par-
galleries, but the deadline for all submissions is to Sibiu, one of the most ticipate emotionally in
April 29. beautiful cities in Tran- discovering the beauty,
• The FV Biennale artist call with submission sylvania, at the age of majesty and unique-
details is available in hard copy at all the ven- five. ness of nature using
ues and can be found online at www.theactma- He discovered he had their own imagination,”
pleridge.org/gallery. Call 604-476-4241 to have a a talent for painting he says.
copy mailed. early on and enrolled “Nature has always
himself in the School of energized me: the
Art, hoping to pursue a movement of a lake,
Info session future as an artist. the imposing presence
of trees or mountains,
Although he dreamed
The Maple Ridge Art Gallery will hold an information session of being an artist, Gligor it feeds my entire
for interested artists to learn about the exhibition and get was steered towards a spirit and inspires me
answers to questions regarding the submission process on career in engineering. to channel my percep-
Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Genstar Theatre at The ACT, He never lost his pas- tions onto my work. In
11944 Haney Place. For more information, call Barbara Duncan sion for painting and nature, I can retrace
at 604-476-4240 or email barbarad@mract.org. the nature of the land- personal memories, I
scapes sealed in his find the most amazing
colours and perfect im-
perfections and I feel

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experience with every-
one through my paint-
ings.” Contributed
Gligor is represented (From top) Victor Gligor paintings titled Spirit Island and North Alouette Lake.

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THE NEWS/sports
Section coordinator:
Robert Mangelsdorf
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Chiefs
swept by
Hawks
The Vancouver North
East Chiefs ended their
season Saturday after a
second straight loss to
the Valley West Hawks,
eliminating them from
the B.C. Hockey Major
Midget League postsea-
son.
The Maple Ridge-
based Chiefs lost 7-0 to Group
the Hawks Friday night
in the first game of their
effort
best-of-three playoff se- Teammates help Vincent
ries, before falling 7-3 on Timperio, in net for the
Saturday. Dolphins, make a save
Both games were held during a U-9 soccer game
at the Langley Events against the Force on Sun-
Centre. day at the Pitt Meadows
The Hawks didn’t
waste anytime Friday, as
Athletic Fields during
they opened a 3-0 lead in the Pitt Meadows Soccer
the span of four minutes Jamboree. Boys’ teams
in the first period. in the U-8, U-9 and U-10
Another glut of goals divisions competed over
in the second saw the the weekend, with girls’
Hawks build an insur- teams to compete this
mountable 6-0 lead head- weekend.
ing into the final frame,
which they added to in Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS
the final minute of the
game.
The Chiefs came out
determined not to be
sent home Saturday
night, and opened the
scoring 12 minutes into
the first period on a goal
Marauders headed to provincials
from Jacob Wensley.
However, it would be
Pitt Meadows takes fifth at defence,” said Marauders coach
Rich Goulet. “They are just so huge
neck late in the second when Gou-
let told leading scorer Malcolm Wil-
Valley North league rivals Glenea-
gle in their final game of the tour-
all Hawks for the rest Fraser Valley Championships that they can cover so much of the liams to take control of the game. nament, a 56-36 win. Williams had
of the game, specifically court.” “I told him this is going to be your 29 points, while Trevor Severinski
Trevor Cox, who scored by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f The loss meant Pitt had to win out last game if you don’t get it going,” had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
four goals to end the staff reporter the rest of the tournament to avoid Goulet said. This year marks the 12th time
Chiefs playoff hopes. being eliminated. Williams heard loud and clear, since 1989 Goulet has taken the Pitt
Joey Santucci and “There was a little bit of nervous- as he led the team on a 28-4 run, team to the B.C. finals. However, it
Dominic Centis added The Pitt Meadows Marauders Air ness, I think,” said Goulet. “Mainly scoring a game-high 33 points in will be the first time the team will
goals in the third, with Force are headed to the 2011 B.C. on my part.” the process. Matt Blackaby had 11 be able to play so close to home,
Nick Hermany, Tyler AAA Boys’ High School Basketball Things didn’t look good for the points as the Marauders ran away with the tournament being held
Martin, Daniel Del Bian- Championships for the second year Marauders early in their next game with the game 72-47. at the Langley Events Centre this
co, and Matthew Bisset in a row after finishing fifth at the on Thursday against Enver Creek. Williams had another strong per- year, just over the Golden Ears
picking up assists. Fraser Valley finals last weekend. The team found itself down 0-9 formance Friday against the Fleet- Bridge.
The Hawks advance to The tournament got off to a to start the game before the team wood Park Dragons, scoring 27 • The provincial finals get under-
the BCMML semifinals rocky start for the Marauders, who woke up to go on a 13-2 run to take points in the 79-65 Marauders win. way Tuesday, March 15, with Pitt
this weekend, where dropped a 55-43 decision to the W.J. a two-point lead after the first quar- Blackaby had 17 points, while Trev- Meadows facing Caledonia second-
they will take on the Mouat Hawks. ter. or Severinski had 11 points. ary from Terrace in the opening
Cariboo Cougars. “They killed us with their zone The teams were still neck and Pitt had no trouble with Fraser round at 4:15 p.m.

Jr. B Flames fall to Black Panthers, despite 3-1 series lead Port Moody wins
series 4-3
by R o b e r t M a n g e l s d o r f only muster two goals in the follow- Things started well for the Flames and we didn’t.”
ing three games, missing three op- Friday night as Dean Gilmore got Goaltender Mackenzie Skapski • Monday, Feb. 21: Flames 3 -
staff reporter Panthers 5
portunities to clinch the series. them on the board five minutes into was again stellar in net, turning
“It’s tough,” said Flames coach the first period. The Black Panthers aside 33 shots, earning second-star • Wednesday, Feb. 23:
The Ridge Meadows Flames sea- Tavis Eaton. “It’s always disappoint- answered back at midway mark of honours. Flames 4 -Panthers 1
son came to an end Friday night ing when its over. But I’m proud of the opening frame and the teams The Flames will likely be a much • Friday, Feb. 25: Flames 6 -
in Port Moody as the local junior our guys, they played a good game. took a 1-1 tie into the second period. changed team come next season, Panthers 4
B hockey club fell 2-1 to the Black “We just didn’t get the bounces we The Flames out-shot Port Moody with veterans like captain CJ Le- • Saturday, Feb. 26: Flames
Panthers in Game 7 of their Pacific needed, and they did.” 13-to-7 in the first, but the Black gassic, Dustin Cervo, and Sean Ka- 6 - Panthers 2
International Junior Hockey League Eaton said the lack of offence was Panthers held the edge in the sec- vanagh aging out.
playoff series.
• Monday, Feb. 28: Flames 0 -
due to Port Moody’s intense defen- ond, 17-to-8. That’s the nature of junior hockey,
The Flames seemingly had a stran- sive pressure. Rino Minni scored what would says Eaton. However, he remains Panthers 3
glehold on the best-of-seven series “They smothered us real good, stand to be the game-winning goal hopeful the bulk of the team will be • Wednesday, Mar. 2: Flames 1
after winning three games in a row and they blocked a lot of shots,” he five minutes into the middle frame returning, including leading scorer - Panthers 5
to take a 3-1 series lead last week. said. “We were up three games to “I thought our guys played great, Danny Brandys, as well as Ryan • Friday, Mar. 5: Flames 1 -
While the Flames managed to score one, and after that we just couldn’t and so did [Port Moody],” said Eaton. Stewart, Paul Piluso, Shane Harle, Panthers 2
14 goals in that stretch, they could score.” “They got a couple lucky bounces, Alexander Smith and Dean Gilmore.
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Sports

Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

Puck battle
Chris Armstrong (centre) of the Ridge Meadows Rustlers peewee A2 team battles with North Vancouver’s Aidan Mc-
Connell for possession of the puck during a hockey game Sunday at Planet Ice.

Three Ridge Racers heading to nationals


gary earlier this season. a 45.1 personal best 500-metre
Maple Ridge News
Thomas McLennan continued and finishing 10 spots above his
staff reporter
his strong showing this year ranking.
with a bronze place finish in Di- Meanwhile, T2T skaters Jus-
Three members of the Ridge vision 1, knocking three seconds tin Cross and Annie Russell
Meadows Racers speedskating off his 1,500-metre time and fin- were battling at the B.C. short
team are heading to the Cana- ishing less than half a second off track championships in Port

COME CELEBRATE MAPLE RIDGE’S


dian nationals age-class compe- first. Lee posted a two-second Coquitlam co over the week-
tition in Montreal after a strong personal best to grab the silver end. Cross put in a solid perfor-
showing at the RUFast speeed- medal in Division 3 to qualify for mance to take the iron medal
skating competition at Calgary’s Montreal. for fourth spot and secure a spot

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR


Olympic Oval last weekend. William McLennan also quali- on B.C.’s squad for the Canada
Thomas McLennan, William fied for nationals in Division 1 West competition in Kelowna
McLennan and Yijun Lee all posting an impressive 44.9 per- later this month. Russell also
qualified for the national event sonal best in the 500-metre. He grabbed fourth will join Cross
on the strength of their efforts was edged out in overall points on the B.C. team that will face
last weekend combined with by teammate Steven Timotius skaters from five other western
points from the Oktoberfest who had one of his strongest provinces and territories March
competition, also held in Cal- showings of the year posting 26 and 27.

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HAMADA JAP. RESTAURANT in

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130 HELP WANTED Dewdney Trunk Rd, 139 MEDICAL/DENTAL
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