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Aaron Adams helps the driver of a pickup truck that ended up in a ditch along Dewdney Trunk Road, by McKechnie Road in Pitt Meadows, on Wednesday. Ad- ams, of Marv Jones Honda, was on a test drive with a client and saw the splash. The Pitt Meadows fire department set up a boom by the mouth of the ditch to absorb any fluid leaking from the truck.

Trailer used to smuggle drugs into men’s prison?

by Monisha Martins staff reporter

A horse trailer may have been used to smuggle a large quantity of drugs into a Maple Ridge prison. Police are investigating, but won’t provide details on the trailer, which was dropped off for repairs at the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre by a woman on March 7. “We’re working closely with B.C. Corrections on this file,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop. “With this being an active investiga- tion, we’re not prepared to provide any specific details regarding this file as it may jeopardize the outcome.” Dean Purdy, a spokesperson for the B.C. Government Employees Union’s correctional and sheriff services section, said the trailer remained at the men’s prison on 256th Street for sometime while staff tried to contact the owner.

See Prison, p16

Liberals join election race

Candidate is former school trustee Mandeep Bhuller

by Phil Melnychuk staff reporter

The Liberals have now named a candidate for the federal election race and he’s local, with experi- ence in government. Former school trustee Mandeep Bhuller was named the candidate for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge- Mission on Thursday.

“We’ve had five years of minor- ity government and I think it’s counterproductive to where we need to be. I see a very short- term, get-me-elected vision from [Prime Minister] Stephen Harp- er,” Bhuller said. A Liberal government would offer a long-term, more compas- sionate approach, he added. “We hope to get back to these progressive ways if the voter gives us a chance.” Bhuller is a consultant who helps fundraise for non-profit groups. He’s about to open an

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Bringing miniature railways to life

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I n the make- believe world of the miniature

railroad, there’s never a moment’s rest. Buildings have to be painted, doors attached, shipments gathered and schedules kept. The trains have to run on time.

For those who like to es- cape into a world that’s 1/87th the size of reality, Dario Le Donne is only too happy to help – by making realistic di- oramas depicting those days gone by. In the past few years, he’s made five limited edition kits, one featuring the old Billy Miner Pub, another the Dewdney Trunk Gen- eral Store – still standing on Lougheed Highway, east of Mission – and another called Carrick’s Corner, a collection of buildings from downtown Toronto that has sold out. The craftsman kits sell for between $200 and $400 and are snapped by model railroad fans looking to add authentic replicas of scenes from days gone by to their track displays. “It’s the biggest hobby in the world, eh – model rail- roading,” Le Donne says in his Maple Ridge home, where the kit manufacturing process has spread to three levels. The hobby attracts a dis- parate group from all walks of life – rock and rollers Rod Stewart, Phil Collins and Neil Young are model railroaders, as well as the guy who was in charge of dispersing the federal bailout money in the U.S., Le Donne says. His Rail Scale Miniatures company is a blend between hobby and business, though he’s leaning toward the lat- ter. When he spies an old build- ing, either through browsing through archives online or when he’s out on the job as construction foreman, Le Donne will go back to his shop and create drawings, templates and designs that

to his shop and create drawings, templates and designs that Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS (Above) Dario Le

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(Above) Dario Le Donne has made a limited edition kit featuring the Billy Miner Pub; (below, right) he paints a miniature 2x4 by hand; (below, left) in his latest kit, he added micro-LEDs to light up buildings.

his latest kit, he added micro-LEDs to light up buildings. will convert that structure into miniature.

will convert that structure into miniature. Then he makes molds for the plastic and pewter metal pieces that will form walls, doors, windows and side- walks of the display. It’s a labourious process because he has to record as he goes. “As I build, everything – everything – has to be docu- mented, every measurement, ”

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Those details then go into a manual with each kit and tell customers in painstaking

detail how to assemble the product. “So it doesn’t matter who picks up the kit, they can built it just like that.” “People from around the world, they build and they

put them on their layout,” said Le Donne. The level of intricacy in HO 1:87 model railroad building is almost obsessive. Take the square of paper, about the size of the top of a pen, that’s part of one of Le Donne’s miniature railway kits. It’s printed on both sides with stories and headlines to resemble a real newspaper that you’d see strewn on the ground. One of the fire hydrants, about the size of a pen nib, is cast in pewter metal in painstaking detail, ready for hobbyists to paint as they sees fit. Same too goes for doors and windows, vents and mechanical components that appear on buildings.

vents and mechanical components that appear on buildings. Every kit requires labour to get the pieces

Every kit requires labour to get the pieces painted and assembled before they’re placed on the track. “It’s all these little castings that bring a kit to life.” At the same time, Le Don- ne likes to build in flexibility so a customer can “kit bash” – change things from the in- tended design. Le Donne uses computer- assisted design and a laser cutter to trim the basswood into precise components that fit perfectly. A couple of those pieces of wood have the dimensions of dry spa- ghetti – but when assembled on set, turn into two-by-four construction lumber. One resin piece replicates the brick wall of the Billy Miner Pub, in which every

the brick wall of the Billy Miner Pub, in which every brick is detailed and avail-

brick is detailed and avail- able to be painted a different colour. The types of wall can be clapboard, shingle, stucco and brick, all with instruc- tions on how to paint to get the weathered, aged look. It’s not intended to be easy work for model railroad fans. The little pieces have to be painted properly so they look their age. (A tea bag works well as a weathered piece of canvas, he points out.) Even the tiny bricks on the exterior wall of the Billy Miner Pub have to painted individually. Authenticity is crucial be- cause if a building isn’t accu- rately produced, something just doesn’t look right. “Every square millimetre

is touched by the builder.” “It’s not a static hobby,” he

says.

So far, Le Donne has made

five kits and is working on his

sixth, which has taken him beyond Canada’s borders to Astoria, Oregon, where he spotted Boat and Delwin’s

Net Storage. That will be a unique scene capturing the salmon-fishing industry with

a feature depicting water.

“A kit like this will take you

100 hours to build.”

A popular seller was Car-

rick’s Corner, based on buildings found in downtown Toronto. That cost $395 com- pared to the more modest kit ($195) that features Dew- dney Trunk General Store, which is still standing, next to the CP Rail mainline, on Lougheed Highway, eight ki- lometres east of Mission. One that he just finished shows an old gasoline ser- vice station, Horwood Broth- ers, and raises the bar in that the interior of the buildings are lit up with micro-LEDs connected with wires thin- ner than a human hair.

A kit like this will take you 100 hours to build.”

Part of that building is still standing at Quadra and Yates in Victoria and even formed the basis for another kit, Vogue Furniture House. But it’s still a guessing game about which kit to build, which scene to recreate. “It’s a crapshoot every time you release one, it’s a crap shoot.” Le Donne points out he’s the only craftsman kit mak- er in Canada and is chasing three more-established ri- vals (Fine Scale Miniatures, South River Modeworks, Si- erraWest Scale Models) in the U.S. “They’vealreadycompared me with the top dogs.” Eventually, he’d like to give up his job as a construc- tion foreman and churn out miniatures full-time. “I’m getting really close. But the workload … this is all I do.”

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The man who saved Canadian hockey in the 1970s will be in town in April, for a quick chat and photos and his famous sweater. Paul Henderson scored the winning goal in the Canada-Russia series that took place in 1972. It was the first time Canada’s pro players played the best players in what was then the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Canada had fallen behind in the series. Canada was expected to have won the series easily. Henderson will be in the parking lot in front of Planet Ice on April 3 as part of SmartCentres’ Hen- derson Jersey Homecoming Tour. SmartCentres owns land in Albion flats where it wants to put up a shopping centre. The trailer will roll into the parking lot at 11 a.m. on April 3, (Sunday) and remain until 3 p.m. Hen- derson himself will be there starting at 1 p.m. so people can grab photos and autographs. “He just wants to meet as many people as pos- sible,” said Maple Ridge spokesman Fred Arm- strong.

Albion plan now goes back to public

by Phil Melnychuk staff reporter

The public has a date with the Albion flats con- cept plan on March 30 in the lobby outside Maple Ridge council chambers, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Council forwarded the plan at its Tuesday meet- ing, as one of the next steps in creating a plan for the area along Lougheed Highway and 105th Av- enue. Following public consultation last fall, and four options presented by a consultant, council opted for one of the scenarios that included commercial, business and recreational development of both sides of 105th Avenue. Then it added a recreation centre, farm build- ings, a farmer’s market, an agricultural training centre, food education institute and community gardens and a neighbourhood pub to the vision. After it weighs public response to the ideas, the plan will be shipped off to the Agricultural Land Commission for comment. Most of Albion flats lies within the Agricultural Land Reserve. While Coun. Linda King welcomed the public in- put, she doesn’t support the plan, saying too much is crammed on to the land. King said she favours some shopping in the area, just not the amount proposed in the plan. “I’m not sure we even have the population for this.” The plan proposes that commercial and light in- dustrial occupy 2.7 million square feet. She also pointed out that there’s still no agricul- tural offset included for removing the land from farm production if development occurs. However, staff will review measures taken in other municipalities where farmland was lost to development.

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New skate park salutes Pitt Meadows landscape

Pitt Meadows new skate and BMX park will mimic the city’s natural surrounding. The $600,000 project will include features that resemble ditches, drainage channels and a meadow-like landscape. Designed by Van der Zalm and Associates with input from people who will use it, the park also salutes the city’s farming history and will be hemmed in by a re- taining rock wall to rep- resent the mountains that mark the horizon. Kelly Swift, general managerforMapleRidge Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services, said youth in the community expressed how much they value the city’s ag- ricultural roots.

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The three main opposition parties don’t like the Conservatives’ budget and, barring any last-minute deals, are to support a non-confidence motion Fri- day and force a spring election. It would be the third federal election in five years – and forth in seven. Is one necessary? Do voters want to go to the polls again? Will it change anything? Recent polls have the Conservatives leading the Liberals by as many as 11 points, with the NDP in its usual place – third. Stephen Harper’s party is still out front despite re- cent controversies over ethics and spending. Still, the opposition parties, ever so opportunistic, think now is as good a time as any to bring down the minority government. The Conservatives, not surprisingly, disagree, arguing that, while Canada has weathered the re- cession as well as any country, the economy is still unstable. So we will spend another several hundred million dollars to find out how Canadians really feel, not just how our political leaders tell us how we feel. That is how democracy works. So whether we want more prisons or new fighter jets, or better benefits for our aging parents, our elected Members of Parliament want another elec- tion. They all want to be in control. Why can’t they all just get along? In the absence of fixed election dates (which might not even hold in B.C., the only province in the coun- try with them), the only way to stop this wasteful spending on elections every other year is to give one party the majority it desires – because we saw how well that worked with the previous Liberal govern- ment. Another election is madness. The polls are usu- ally pretty accurate, and right now they’re showing another minority Conservative government. Anything else is just wishing thinking.

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how long will you have to wait and will the medical staff be competent? The experience is obviously going to be different if you’re in a war-torn, Third World country or a big city in the UK, or downtown Vancouver, or Maple Ridge. I’ve had the opportunity to visit a good number of countries in the course of my career and I always make it a point to find out about their health care system. Even more revealing has been the op- portunity to have actually worked as a physician in four different countries. Working side-by-side with fellow physi- cians who were trained in medical schools that are in many ways unlike any in Canada, taught me that one can get equally or better results utilizing different methods. The other day I was comparing notes with

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department within 10 hours. The standard in the health authority where he worked was that 100 per cent of the patients had to be dealt with within the time span of four hours. That is a far cry from what we are expecting from our health care system, and the amazing thing is that they are meeting the standard most of the time. Moreover, the cost of health care in the UK is considerably lower than our’s as a percentage of the GDP. The quality of care is at par and the delivery is likely better, certainly where it concerns the use of the electronic medical record. Can we learn something from these con- siderable differences? If we are willing to look and listen, then I am sure that we can improve our performance. When I asked my colleague to provide some more details, he explained that if they met the standards, that both the depart- ment and the whole hospital would receive substantial extra funding. As they say, money talks. In B.C., the Coastal Health Authority has instituted a similar incentive pilot project for some of the downtown hospitals, with promising results, even though the ef- ficiency is still not meeting the provincial standards, let alone those of the UK. Also, the organization and staffing was different where my colleague trained, and judging from the results, better than we do it. We still use near medieval technology for even the most basic functions. In essence, a hospital is not much differ- ent than a hotel in providing accommoda- tion and services. Why does it take such a long time to register at a hospital when

we all have a Care Card with a magnetic stripe? Worse yet, if one needs to visit again, then the whole procedure is repeated of getting all your information as if you just landed on earth from outer space. Compare that with any of the hotels I use: they only need my phone number and, bingo, they have my name, address, billing information and a host of other information on the com- puter screen. Even the grocery chain stores anywhere on the North American continent have your information once they swipe your loyalty card at the check–out counter. Then after the hurdle of the registration desk, you all too often get treated as if you are a complete imbecile. I still see people who are perfectly capable to walk from A to B in a hospital being put on a stretcher and pushed by a porter to their destina- tion. Why not ask the porter to accompany the patient on foot. It is faster and more efficient. Better hotels are a lot cleaner than hospitals and therefore safer to boot. Hotels have figured out what each procedure or service costs. Hospital administrations have no idea. How can anyone manage without good data? The list goes on and on and the taxpayer does not really get good value for money. The Canadian Medical Association is interested to receive feedback and sugges- tions from people who have been “through the system” where they see what and how can and should improve our health care system.

Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge.

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Do you support raising the minimum wage in B.C. to 10.25 an hour? Yes: 90% – No: 10% (56 votes)

This week’s question:

Do you want another federal election this spring?

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Dalton has stolen

From: Mayaro, posted on www.mapleridgenews.com. Re: HST calculations way off base (Letters, March 23). Mr. Nicholas Smith: Mr. Dalton has not stood up for the people he is supposed to represent on two major issues that do impact and have stolen, in a sense, from the people of Maple Ridge-Mission, and therefore the people of British Columbia. The first issues is the HST. He did not represent all the people who signed the petition and are against the HST and failed to represent his riding. Secondly, he watched and worked behind the scenes, as quoted from Mr. Dalton, as the Mission Memorial hospital was being downgraded to an urgent care centre. The downgrading was conveniently announced just after he won the election by 68 seats. Please do look up the difference between an emergency department and an urgent care centre. In short, all life threatening emergencies will be re-routed to Ridge Meadows or Abbotsford hospitals – approximately 20 minutes away. He has stolen people’s right to be represented in their views and concerns regarding the HST and our right to a proper health care, to say the least.

Dalton has stolen

From: left lougheed, posted on www.mapleridgenews.com. Re: HST calculations way off base (Letters, March 23). Mr. Smith. Look into it. Your money is not being wasted by the recall. We have to fundraise for every penny we spend. If there aren’t enough people to sign the petition, then it costs the taxpayer nothing.

What’s acceptable?

From: la4a39777, posted on www.mapleridgenews.com. Re: HST calculations way off base (Letters, March 23). Mr. Craig Rudd, I find it hard to believe that anyone who has fol- lowed the B.C. Rail sham, could believe anything other than that these people believe themselves to be above the law, but have more than proven that point with their $18 million cover-up. Even if our individual elected representatives were not involved in the crime itself, they have stood silently by and done nothing to ensure justice is done, which makes them an enabler of sorts. I love your ideal of democracy that effectively excludes NDP or union members and union officials or pretty well anyone you label as such. In conclusion, it is not your time, energy or money that is being used, and seeing what your idea of democracy is, I can’t imagine you ever demanding a recall of any politician for any reason, well possibly if it was an NDP politician. I am sure that would be acceptable.

Tax them

From: chris B, posted on www.mapleridgenews.com.

Re: Federal budget could force spring election (The News, March 23).

There is Green, no one votes for it though

vatives’ corporate tax cuts. Citizens pay seven times more tax than companies – companies like Walmart do not need breaks, they will not increase wages or hours because of tax cuts, they keep the profit. Same with companies like Bell, Telus, Coca Cola, Rogers – they need to be taxed instead of us.

I am tired of the Conser-

Letters welcome

Letters to the editor should be exclusive to The News and address topics of interest to residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Include full name and address, as well as daytime phone number for verification. Keep letters to 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. @ E-mail letters to editor@mapleridgenews.com.

Relics a link to treasured past

EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: Old Albion hall will soon be no more (The News, March 23). The fate of the Albion

Hall seems to be the result

of a council that knows the

cost of everything and the value of nothing. This approach, if fol-

lowed by previous coun- cils, would have resulted in the destruction of Thomas Haney House, Ruskin Hall, The CEED Centre and other treasured relics that help to link our emerging community identity with our heritage. Albion Hall represents the rural roots of the Al- bion flats and stands in stark contrast to the re- development ambitions of

a council that intends to

transform this area into a

place that is just like ev- erywhere else. One has to wonder why this building and land are being donated to the dis- trict, if the outcome will be its speedy demise and some vague promise of a new facility sometime in the distant future? Once again, the principles

of our community plan are

future? Once again, the principles of our community plan are THE NEWS/files Old Albion Hall has

THE NEWS/files

Old Albion Hall has been donated to the district and will be demolished.

cast aside. Is council’s decision con- sistent with Principles 4-7?

munity character is criti- cal to ensuring that Maple Ridge does not succumb to pressure and becomes like ‘everywhere else.’ It re- quires strong political and community commitment and attention to a variety of aspects (landscapes, built form, heritage, mix of uses, urban design, services, etc.).

Principle 6

The community recog- nizes the need to foster

Principle 4

Thecommunityrecognizes that components of the built and natural environments contribute to the character of Maple Ridge and sense of community, and in turn, ‘placemaking.’

Principle 5

Building

a

unique

com-

the history of Maple Ridge and enhance historic ar- eas.

Principle 7

Special places and neigh- bourhoods are valued as significant components of the larger community, each with unique attributes. Those individuals re- sponsible need to put this donation on hold. The parks and leisure director needs to follow the district’s community development philosophy, embodied in the master plan, and reach out to the residents of Albion. Hold a community meet- ing at Albion Hall and en- gage residents in a process to thoroughly explore op- tions for the hall’s future. Surely, if council can spend more than $100,000 on the plan to urbanize the agricultural land that is the Albion flats, it can find a few dollars to spend on cof- fee and cookies to get the local community involved in something that doesn’t involve shopping.

STUART PLEDGE

MAPLE RIDGE

Mr. Dalton, stand up and be a man for once

EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: NDP behind recall: Dalton sup- porters (The News, March 18). MLA Marc Dalton needs to stand up and take responsibility for not heeding the wishes of the majority of his con- stituents in regards to the HST. Only in this way can he possibly find redemption in the eyes of his constitu- ents. Unfortunately, he is following his pat- tern of not taking responsibility for his actions, and instead chooses to deflect blame to the NDP. Mr. Dalton needs to remember we elected him, and he let us down. Stand up and be a man for once.

ALLAN GOLIMLIM

MAPLE RIDGE

Try listening

EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: NDP behind recall: Dalton support- ers (The News, March 18). Marc Dalton likes to insist that the re- call campaign is the work of the NDP. In his mind, that would somehow dele-

gitimize this enormous grass roots effort to force accountability on a politician elected to represent his constituents. I support the recall effort and I happen to vote NDP. Bill Vander Zalm, on the other hand, probably doesn’t vote NDP. The effort to smear legitimate activ- ists with the NDP/socialist/pinko label is a pathetic attempt at distraction. A red herring. A broad range of people want and ex- pect accountability from their elected representatives. Mr. Dalton: Try listening to your con- stituents while we explain our feelings of betrayal. Try apologizing to us for your lack of integrity with respect to the HST. You might learn that democracy activists come from across the political spectrum.

ELIZABETH ROSENAU

MAPLE RIDGE

HST the reason

EDITOR, THE NEWS:

Re: NDP behind recall: Dalton sup- porters (The News, March 18).

Marc Dalton’s supporters are obvi- ously delusional if they believe that the recall campaign has nothing to do with the HST. It is the main reason that I’m canvassing door to door. Over and over, I hear people tell me that they are very angry about the way the HST was introduced and then they sign the recall petition. To say that the recall campaign has nothing to do with the HST, or is NDP driven, is to insult every one of the thousands of people who have or will sign the recall petition based on their opinion that the HST was brought in improperly and at the worst time pos- sible (in the middle of the worst reces- sion of our lifetime). Mr. Dalton says his supporters are making sure that the recall canvassers are doing their duties properly. The people of Maple Ridge-Mission should take more interest in what Mr. Dal- ton has done for his riding. We need to make sure he is doing his job prop- erly.

SEAN ORCUTT

MAPLE RIDGE

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The leaks in Pitt Meadows’ outdoor pool have been plugged, a fix achieved within a bud- get of $80,000. Repairs on the 66-year- old structure are nearly complete and involve replacing all its water lines, as well as excavat- ing and removing the concrete pool deck. Once the site is back- filled and levelled, con- crete will be injected to seal cracks in the concrete blocks and the pool tank. The fix means the pool will be open this sum- mer and for many more to come. “We are pretty happy to have the pool back for a number of years, “ said Kelly Swift, gen- eral manager for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Ser- vices. “We are confident it will open back up this summer in better con- dition than it’s been in for a long time. We have really struggled to keep the water temperature at an appropriate level for the last couple of years.” The pool had been leaking heated chlori- nated water into the

pool had been leaking heated chlori- nated water into the Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS The city spent

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The city spent $80,000 to fix leaks in the 66-year-old pool at Harris Road park. Legend has it, Larry Walker Jr. once hit a home run into the pool.

ground for years, but the leak grew from 8,300 litres per in 2008 to more than 25,000 litres last year - an amount rough- ly equal to 1.5 million litres over the course of the outdoor pool’s two- month season. The pool normally costs $22,000 to operate for its two-month sea- son, independent of la- bour costs. Those costs would have continued to creep higher, if the leaks were not fixed. Operating costs last year were around

$35,000.

Council set a budget of $80,000 for the parks de- partment to investigate

and fix the leaks. Swift said everyone involved is pleased that they were able to plug the leaks within that budget, even though workers discovered a second concrete deck after they began dig- ging around the pool. “There’s a dual attach- ment to the pool. Swim lessons happen there during summer and there is a huge senti- mental value to it,” she added. There is no timeline for when Pitt Meadows will see a new indoor aquatic centre, but the city is currently saving for one.

The parks and leisure services department proposed an indoor aquatic centre replace the aging outdoor pool in its master plan, which was presented to both municipalities last year. The preferred option would include a shal- low leisure pool with an eight- to 10-lane, 25-me- tre competition pool. The plan suggests splitting the municipal portion of the cost for the $15-18 million proj- ect between the City of Pitt Meadows and the District of Maple Ridge. The Hammond and Harris Road pools will open July 1.

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Pilot misjudged phone line

by Robert Mangelsdorf staff reporter

The Transportation Safety Board won’t be conducting a further in-

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no cause to proceed with a wider one. Investigator Damien Lawson said the ac- cident comes with op- erating a helicopter in tight quarters. Air ambulance pilots are among the most skilled and experienced in the province, he noted, but their job requires them

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Dan Froom, executive director of the B.C. Am- bulance Service, said the helicopter spent the night in the field before being checked out to see if it was safe to fly. The helicopter was on

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MLA recall group holds Saturday rally

He could have spoken up against the HST, but he didn’t, so that’s why Corisa Bell says MLA Marc Dalton should go. After all, Peace River MLA Blair Lekstrom re- signed from the Liberal party in protest over the HST and now he’s been rewarded with a post in Premier Christy Clark’s new cabinet, says Bell, who’s leading the Done With Dalton recall cam- paign. Bell says after listen- ing to stories about busi- nesses struggling under the new tax and hearing people still upset about its sudden implementa-

tion last July, she knows she’s still doing the right thing. Under the recall leg- islation, if Bell and her helpers can collect 14,882 names of people who were on the 2009 voter’s list, Dalton would be re- called and have to con- test a by-election. To increase support for the campaign, organiz- ers are holding a rally this Saturday at 1 p.m. outside District of Maple Ridge hall on Dewdney Trunk Road. Canvassers have until May 9 to collect the sig- natures. That’s not prov- ing to be an easy task

because the campaign

can’t afford advertising and going door-to-door to collect signatures is

a time-consuming pro-

cess. Bell said she wasn’t discouraged by the re- cent failure of the cam- paign to recall Comox Valley Liberal MLA Don McRae because it didn’t collect enough names. Maple Ridge is differ- ent, she says, and that most people want to sign the petition. The challenge is getting to enough people to can- vass, she added. Dalton said a recall ini- tiative is no longer need-

ed because of a referen- dum on the HST could be called this spring, but Bell says Elections

B.C. has said there isn’t enough time to advance the vote from its original September date. People are also angry that Dalton won’t attend a debate on the HST, but Dalton has said the de- bate is more about recall than the tax and that he would attend if they dropped the recall. The I’m with Marc campaign has been formed to support the MLA and says most in the recall campaign are NDP supporters.

‘A vote for Speirs is a vote for Harper’

Election from front Stewart, however, lost in Maple Ridge- Pitt Meadows. Conservative incum- bent MP Randy Kamp welcomes Bhuller to the race. But he said Thursday from Ottawa that he wasn’t taking his 2008 election results for granted, even though he earned 26,512 bal- lots, almost twice that of his nearest rival, NDP candidate Mike Bocking. An election could also see Kamp lose his executive-assistant, Mark Strahl, who an- nounced recently that he’s running in his father Chuck Strahl’s former riding of Chilli- wack-Fraser Canyon. Kamp will be car- rying the party mes- sage that the recent proposed federal bud- get, which led to the government’s defeat, is a good one with low taxation and job creation versus the opposition’s approach which he described as high tax and soft on crime. He dismissed a re- cent ruling of con- tempt against the government because it didn’t provide in- formation on prison expansion or new jet fighter costs. “Really, all that shows is that the oppo- sition had the majority in that committee.” That report may nev- er be voted on if the government is defeat- ed today. The same fate could await bill S-10, which includes minimum six-month jail terms for people growing more than six marijuana plants. It’s then up to the next government to decide whether to re- introduce that bill, Kamp added. Bhuller follows Dan

Olson, who earned only 3,394 votes for the Liberals in the 2008 election, fewer than Green Party candidate Mike Gildersleeve. Liberal campaign- ers though aren’t even thinking about that number and expect the usual 10,000 votes to be a minimum. Riding association president Brian Rice said previous Liberal leader Stephane Dion and the weakness of

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$15 million in gaming grants restored

Funding still falls short of 2008 levels

by Robert Mangelsdorf staff reporter

The decision by the provincial government Thursday to reinstate $15 million in gam- ing grant funding will mean more money for community organiza- tions like food banks and museums. However, the increase still falls far short of his- toric grant levels. The provincial government distributed $145 mil- lion in gaming grants to community organi- zations in the 2007/08 fiscal year, before slashing that amount down to $113 million in

2009/10.

With Thursday’s $15 million announcement, the province plans to

distribute $135 million

in gaming grants this

year.

“We’re putting fami- lies first by providing more funding for pro- grams that support healthier children, stronger families and more vibrant com- munities,” said Pre- mier Christy Clark in

a prepared statement

Thursday. “We’re ful-

filling our commitment

to provide an immedi-

ate boost of $15 million to community gaming grants. These non-prof- it organizations turn the small amounts they receive into big benefits for the communities they serve.” The provincial govern- ment estimates more than 2,000 non-profit community groups across the province will benefit from the new grant funding. The move will rein-

state grants to more

than 500 organizations who had their grant funding cut completely in the past three years, including youth arts and culture groups, community service groups, fairs, festivals, and museums. As well, food banks, drop-in centres, and transition

houses will receive ad- ditional funding. However, many non-

profit service organi- zations who have seen their funding cut in re- cent years are still wait- ing for the province to reinstate their grants. Big Brothers/Big Sis- ters of Abbotsford, Mis- sion, Ridge Meadows recently shut down op- erations in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows af- ter cuts to the gaming grants they received to pay for their operating costs. “We are totally and

completely unsure as to whether we will get our funding back,” said ex- ecutive director Shirley Wilson. “We are very curious, but it’s not clear if they plan to re- instate [our grants] as well.” Wilson said the or- ganization will need to

find long-term sustain- able funding if it is go- ing to re-open locally. The recent funding announcement will also provide:

• An extra $5 per K-12

student for extracurric- ular sports and music programs across B.C.

• Parents of children

in scout troops and ca- det corps will get an additional $25 per par- ticipating child, to help them cover registration costs. • $300,000 to support seniors’ participation in nine annual sports competitions.

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ROAD CLOSURES Periodic road closures of Dewdney Trunk will be required during the project. In general, these will be short-term (10–15 minutes) or single lane closures. To install the new gates, a full road closure of approximately three days will be required four times during the two-year project. Notification of these complete closures will be provided in advance.

of these complete closures will be provided in advance. RECREATION CLOSURES Loop Trail will be closed

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BC Hydro expects that some evening work will be required between mid May and early July. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause and will complete the work safely and efficiently as possible. We appreciate your patience during this work.

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‘Work experience is good for inmates’

Prison from front Drugs were discovered inside the prison shortly after the trailer arrived on site, but Purdy was unable to confirm if they were directly linked to the trailer. “We don’t have 100 per cent proof, but we have strong suspicions it was used to bring in contra- band,” he added. The shipment may also have contained cell phones. It is not surprising that drug abuse and traffick- ing is an issue within prison walls, although B.C. Corrections allows methadone to be admin- istered by a nurse. In March 2009, Par- minder (Peter) Singh Adiwal received a nine- month conditional sen- tence after pleading guilty to one count of trafficking cocaine in- side FRCC. Eight other counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of traffick-

ing were stayed against him. In May 2008, after a 20-year-old man died at FRCC, the union repre- senting prison guards at Fraser Regional Cor- rectional Centre claimed drug use at the prison was “very prevalent,” worse than at any of the nine provincial prisons. The B.C. Govern- ment Employees Union also said that drugs – marijuana, cocaine and heroin – were being bundled up inside ten- nis balls and lobbed into the prison yard at FRCC, then smuggled inside the facility by prisoners, who also pick up drugs and do the same while working on crews off the prison site on 256 Street. Fraser regional has several programs that allow inmates to work in the community at a fish hatchery and as highway or ground maintenance crews. Purdy said sometimes

inmates will hide con- traband on their bodies

to smuggle it inside. By law, guards cannot per- form a cavity search. Purdy isn’t shocked

a trailer was may have been used to smuggle in

a much larger quantity

of drugs than the ship- ments that trafficked in- side by people or thrown over the prison fence. “They’ll go to any means to get drugs in- side the jail,” he added. Purdy said the union

will be speaking to pris- on management about staff-to-inmate ratios to find out whether a lack

of supervision may have

led to a slip. B.C. Corrections con-

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They include security checks of all contrac- tors, as well as regular searches of both the in- mates and tools involved in these programs. “We are confident in our security protocols and do not believe that this one instance sug- gests a broader issue,” said the spokesperson. “Work experience

is a good thing for in- mates and the work they do benefits the community. All of our programs are designed to reduce reoffending. Work programs pro- vide valuable experi- ence for inmates and, in many cases, assist with the development of education and em- ployment skills.”

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A gold chain was ripped off the neck of a woman Tuesday evening during a robbery

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The woman was walking on a sidewalk on 228th Street near 128th Avenue

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of the car and fled. The Mustang had chrome rims and dis- played a ‘N’sign, indicating a new driver.

The thief is described as a heavy set white man in his early 20s, wearing a black T-shirt, black track pants and black Nike shoes. He had a tattoo on his upper arm. The driver is described as a Latin-looking woman in her early 20s with long hair, who was wearing a beige jacket.

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The graphic details are not necessary

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How to love your enemies

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learned to love deeply? This is what Jesus teaches next. “You have heard that it was said: Love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I tell you:

Love your en- emies and pray for those who

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and the enemy serious. It is impor-

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