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Serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra since 1984 FRIDAY December 28, 2012 YE 2 1 0 2 AR I N W REVIE 3 Join us for a final look back at the year that was Your source for local news, sports, opinion and entertainment: Search team against fees Debate after out-of-bounds rescues Jeremy Deutsch As the debate rages on over whether people who go out of bounds on local mountains and end up needing to be rescued should be billed for search efforts, Coquitlam Search and Rescue officials have clearly staked their position on the issue. The local SAR team said it does not support charging people for rescue efforts, and has no intention of doing so in the future. Coquitlam Search and Rescue search manager Dwight Yochim said even the debate can cause grief for SAR teams. “They’re [people] already making silly decisions now, so adding a cost to consequences is just going to compound things,” he told The NOW. He noted an example from years ago when the team was called in to do a rescue on the North Shore. He said the individual was found off the mountain and didn’t want to tell anyone because he was worried about being charged. Yochim said the team would have been in dangerous terrain for no reason. He also suggested that billing for rescues would cause individuals to call out their friends for help, which could ultimately put more people in  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see A TYPICAL. Lisa King/NOW HAPPY NEW YEAR! Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler show off their salsa moves at a Latin dance party in Coquitlam. For those looking to ring in the new year on the dance floor, Hot Salsa Dance Zone will host a Latin dance party at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, starting at 8 p.m. Ring in the new year here at home Local pubs, cultural centres and casino offer a variety of entertainment options John Kurucz From no cost to low cost, events designed for people of all ages are planned to ring in 2013 across the TriCities. Located at 935 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam, Woody’s Pub is offering a free “neighbourhood party” event that runs the duration of the evening on New Year’s Eve. The event’s DJ, AC/DJ, will be playing Top 40 tunes for the balance of the evening. The John B. Pub is also hosting a free get-together that will run until 3 a.m., with live music coming courtesy of Top 40 band The Score. A threecourse dinner will be available for $39.99 plus tax, and the pub is located at 1000 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam. The Boulevard Casino will welcome Juno Award winners Trooper, who will usher in 2013 alongside popular radio personality Bro Jake. Two ticketing options are available for partygoers: tickets for the show cost $79.50 plus service charges, while admission for the concert and dinner is set at $99.50 plus service charges. Dinner is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m., while the show gets going at 11 p.m. Port Coquitlam’s Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar will be hosting a “Black Velvet” party that will run until 4 a.m., at 1979 Brown St. The $10 entry fee covers a free black velvet cocktail, and the evening will include a live DJ, party favours and door prizes. Though The Gillnetter Pub won’t be open to watch the clock strike midnight, the PoCo pub will be open long enough to roll out a special new year’s menu consisting of seafood and prime rib until 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 604-941-5599, and the pub is located at 1864 Argue St. A $20 cover charge will get you in the door and back home safely at the Golden Spike Pub’s annual new year’s SUSHI OYAMA Ans on A ve. Lo ug he ed Hw y. Westwood St. Q CO Pin UITLAetre M eW ay CHRISTMAS PARTIES NEW M A L T I COQU ION! & CELEBRATIONS T • Private Party/Banquet Rooms LOCA 3055 ANSON AVE. COQUITLAM TEL 604.474.1054 TEL & FAX 604.474.1632  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see DANCE. FREE MISO SOUP FF 5 % O UT O TAKE ERS D R O . $15 ORDER (Order every $15, Get One Free, Take-Out only) FREE SALAD • Memorable/Exciting/Unique • Lunch & Dinner Available for all Party Sizes BOOK NOW! bash. The yearly tradition, which runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 3224 St. John’s St in Port Moody, includes a shuttle bus service provided to anyone living in the Tri-Cities, with the last bus leaving the pub at 3 a.m. A live DJ will be playing Top 40 music, and the $20 admission also covers champagne and party favours. Those looking for a more hands-on type of event can take in the third annual Salsa and Latin Dance party, set to run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre. MIN H ONLY • E • CAS DVANC OUR A (Order every $30, Get One Free, Take-Out only) GON N DRA GREE ROLL SEE OUR MENU & DISHES AT A OYAML ROL TEL OME AWES LL RO 5152 KINGSWAY, BURNABY 604.568.1012 TEL & FAX 604.558.0412 1H

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