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Search team against fees Debate after out-of-bounds rescues Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com

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.

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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 jkurucz@thenownews.com

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

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Opinion: Columnist Keith Baldrey weighs in on the latest education debate. . . . . 6

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hat a year it’s been! Sit back, relax and join us for a trip through the second half of 2012, Tri-Cities style. If you missed the first six months of our year in review, which ran in Monday’s paper, you’ll also find them online at www. thenownews.com.

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• Coquitlam residents are left disappointed after one of the year’s most anticipated events, the Canada Day fireworks show, is rescheduled due to security concerns. Archangel Fireworks, which has presented shows in Coquitlam before, is forced to do an emergency shut down of its system when staff discover some party poopers have scaled an eight-foot-tall fence and entered a restricted fall zone on the east side of Lafarge Lake. The show is eventually rescheduled for one day later. • A Burquitlam institution dating back to the 1960s falls victim to modern expansion. The area’s driveup-style Dairy Queen is forced to close due to Evergreen Line construction, though most of the employees are transferred over to Dairy Queen’s Lougheed location. Dairy Queen first opened the Burquitlam location in the mid 1960s, though it floundered under its first two franchise owners. It wasn’t until Ernie Dougherty and his cousin Gary Martinick bought it in 1967 that it flourished. At the time, a banana split was 45 cents and a Dilly Bar cost a dime. • Members of the Morokhovich family convene on Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth’s office for an emotional press conference to thank the local MLA and another passerby for saving the life of the family patriarch. Mikhail Morokhovich suffered a massive heart attack while walking along a Burke Mountain road in February, but Farnworth and James Smith helped to administer CPR — effectively saving Mikhail from possible brain damage or even death. • Full moon or not, local police forces have a pair of highly unusual calls to contend with in a 24-hour span. On July 15, Port Moody police are called to the corner of Moray Street and Portview Place on a report that a passerby saw someone dancing with, talking to and then fighting with a

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The Burquitlam Dairy Queen shut down in July, after being a fixture in the neighbourhood for decades. mailbox. Upon arriving at the scene, they find a 15-year-old teen reportedly high on LSD “literally talking to this mailbox and full-out fighting it,” according to Port Moody police spokesman Const. Luke van Winkel. The incident turns serious when police try to take the teen into custody, and he turns his rage toward officers. It takes three officers to subdue the youth, who is taken to hospital and treated for cuts and bruises and released with no charges. The second incident occurs on July 16, as Coquitlam RCMP are called to a Wilson Avenue apartment in PoCo after a couple are heard screaming. The pair tells police they have seen two “non-human entities” on their patio. Several Mounties scour the area in search of the spirited suspects, but turn up nothing. RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung says there is no indication drugs or alcohol are involved in the incident.

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danger. “If it starts with people going out of bounds snowboarding … where does it end?” he asked. The issue came up last week after rescue crews plucked a 33-year-old snowboarder off of Cypress Mountain after a two-day search. The company that runs the ski area on the mountain is said to be billing the snowboarder $10,000 for the cost of the rescue. However, North Shore Search and Rescue teams reportedly want no part of the money and have a policy against fines and charges. Yochim said he hopes the province doesn’t step in and demand teams charge individuals for rescues.

“It’s a system that works very well in the province,” he said. “We’re the envy of a lot of jurisdictions around the world for the system we have.” The cost for a rescue can vary considerably, from a couple grand, to several hundred thousand dollars. Yochim noted Coquitlam SAR relies on grants from the city through gaming and fundraising to pay for gear and training. For every task, the team submits a bill to the province for expenses. For example, operating the SAR’s command centre costs $500 a day, for items such as fuel and radios. Yochim said a typical 12-hour search could cost $1,500 to $2,000.

But if a helicopter is called out, the cost can skyrocket to $1,000 an hour. When a Douglas College student went missing at Sasamat Lake in the summer for nearly three days, the rescue cost tens of thousands of dollars.

A 12-day search for missing hiker Tyler Wright in August of 2010 cost $400,000. At the time, crews invested more than 5,000 ground search hours, plus additional helicopter hours, for one of B.C.’s largest-ever searches. Wright was never found.

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The licensed event will feature Latin dance of all types — including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, cumbia and more — on top of champagne at midnight, appetizers and desserts. Advance tickets cost $30 before Dec. 30, while admission on the day of the dance is $35. Also at Evergreen is the fifth-annual QuiRING in the New Year concert, which will meld classical chamber music with the sounds

of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms, along with Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. Reg Quiring and Rosemary O’Connor of the Quiring Chamber Players will be joined on stage by the acoustic string ensemble Van Django, a four-piece band described as “punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive.” Tickets for QuiRING in the New Year range in price between $15 and $38 and can be purchased online at www.evergreenculturalcentre. ca or by calling the centre’s box office at 604927-6555.

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understandably terrified after the ordeal. “They did the right thing by not arguing or fighting with the suspect,” said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung. “Even someone with any kind of a weapon — your vehicle is replaceable. If you get killed you’re not replaceable at all.” He also noted carjackings in the Tri-Cities are rare. Chung said investigators have interviewed witnesses and the victims, but are still seeking the public’s help to find the two suspects. “With this type of robbery, sometimes the suspects themselves will brag about it,” he said. Police only have a limited description of the two men. The suspects are described as Caucasian, standing six feet tall. Anyone with information is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.

Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com Coquitlam Mounties have been poring over evidence at three crime scenes following a brazen carjacking over the weekend. The spree began at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when police were called to a report of a robbery at a liquor store in the 2600 block of Austin Avenue. Police said two men wearing full ski gear — including black masks — used a gun to rob the store of both cash and booze. A short time later, investigators believe the same two men carjacked two people in the 1300 block of United Boulevard. The vehicle was later found torched in Surrey. In both robberies no one was hurt, but police said the two carjacking victims were

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1st Kinsmen Scout Group will take to the Town Centre Stadium parking lot on Jan. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Kinsmen will also team up with Centennial Secondary’s music department on Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school. The Friends of Mundy Park Heritage Society’s event runs Jan. 5 and 6 at the Mundy Park gravel lot off Hillcrest Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Scouts Francophones de Maillardville will offer their services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Canadian Tire on Seguin Drive. In Port Moody, firefighters will chip trees by donation on Jan. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fire Hall No. 1. Every 30 minutes, they will offer tree-burning demos to show just how quickly a tree can go up in flames. Trees are chipped

by donation, and all proceeds go to the Children’s Burn Fund. PoCo residents have a few options for their trees: they can either chop it up and put it in their green cart, or chip it at a local event. For those who want to see the green giant taken down a notch without doing the dirty work, trees can be taken to the No.1 Fire Hall on Broadway Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 5 and 6 for a minimum $5 donation to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Residents can also call 604-927-5405 to arrange for a pickup (for a minimum $10 donation). Firefighters donate their time for this event and all wood chips created are used in city parks and on trails. Art Knapp Plantland & Florist will also accept trees from Jan. 2 to 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each $5 donation goes towards juvenile diabetes research.

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At 85, recreation should be free It seems Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart’s administration continues to seek out alternative revenue sources, just like TransLink. It doesn’t make any difference if you happen to be 85 years old and wish to use some of our recreation services; city council still wishes to charge those people 70 per cent of the fee payable by an 84 year old. These residents have contributed to society in many ways over a long period To The of time and at age 85, should have the courtesy of free admittance to our recreation facilities. Yes, free, and I do not believe there would be any objections. This is a way that we can say “thank you” for their years of contributions to our community by way of

fees, taxation, etc. If they wish to use the facility, then it should be free. Let’s make an effort to encourage older folks to keep fit and to stay social and give them the opportunity to enjoy it free of charge. We don’t care what Delta is doing. When will this administration start thinking about people and our community? It’s not only about taxation. Editor Elwin Mowry Coquitlam

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t’s a month into ski season, and once again we find ourselves wagging our fingers at out-of-bounds skiers and snowboarders. Recently, a man almost lost his life when he ducked under a boundary rope at Cypress Mountain and got stranded in the snowy ravines west of the resort. He survived thanks to his own fortitude and to the rescuers who spent close to 48 hours scouring brutal terrain trying to find him. Although the victim is reportedly experienced in the outdoors, his decision to venture out of bounds was foolish in the extreme. Many areas outside the North Shore’s marked runs are dangerously steep and shaped in a way that funnels boarders into inescapable canyons. By ignoring the posted warnings, he not only endangered himself, but also consumed police, resort staff and military resources — and put at risk the volunteers who finally located him. As always, commentators are calling for the lost man to pay the costs of the operation, but as the rescuers themselves point out, this would only discourage others from contacting the authorities when they’re in need and ultimately endanger the friends they call on instead. As in countless similar cases, our only recourse is to shake our heads and hope the victim’s experience helps others. If you’re a skier or a snowboarder, note this event and take its simple lesson to heart: Stay in bounds. More importantly, tell others. Perhaps if we keep repeating the message, we can avoid a worse outcome in future. — guest editorial from the North Shore News

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School boards to face off against province A Michael McEvoy fired off an angry response to nother big fight is brewing in the education McRae, telling him most school boards are already system, but unlike the last dustups this one facing deficits and that there are no operational savdoesn’t involve the B.C. Teachers’ Federation ings in the system. In fact, any belt-tightening that going to war with the provincial government. The government is a party in this fight as well, but occurs will be done simply to meet existing cost pressures, let alone wage increases. this time it will be school boards facing off against Any further “savings” on top of the existing fiscal the B.C. Liberals. problems will inevitably hurt services for students, Many school districts have been saying for years McEvoy argues. McRae has informed the boards he that the system is underfunded, even when funding wants them to find “savings” equivalent increases and enrolment drops. to a 1.5 per cent wage increase for their It’s been death by a thousand cost support staff employees. The financial increases — everything from rising MSP impact of that varies from district to premiums, inflation, employee benefits, district, but the Vancouver school board heating cost etc. — that have left school estimates a two-year contract under boards scrambling to table balanced those terms would cost the district budgets every year. almost $5 million, while the Victoria But this year a new wrinkle has been board pegs its costs to be $1.5 million added to the mix, and it’s potentially a View From over two years. very expensive one. To put those numbers in context, the Education Minister Don McRae has The Ledge Vancouver board estimates its funding written to school board chairs, telling Keith Baldrey shortfall is already between $15 million them they must file a “savings plan” with to $25 million. That shortfall includes such items as him that will show how costs arising from antici$4.2 million for salary and benefits increases, $3.5 pated wage increases for unionized support staff will million for an increase in pension plan payments be paid for under existing funding arrangements. for teachers and more than $7 million in potential McRae has informed them the so-called “coopera“holdback funds” for next year. tive gains” mandate governing all government conWhile school boards routinely scream about tract talks (which dictates that wage increases can underfunding every year and yet still seem to mirbe given only if enough internal savings are made to aculously balance their budget nevertheless, the ensure the wage hikes don’t inflate the bottom line) additional task of having to find money for wage will apply to upcoming negotiations with support increases may be the breaking point for a number of staff unions (primarily CUPE locals). them. Evidence of how serious a problem this new The move has outraged school trustees. demand poses for trustees is the fact that the chair B.C. School Trustees Association president

of the employers’ bargaining group has also written to the education minister, telling him it is impossible for boards to meet his call to find new savings. Melanie Joy, chair of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, is also the chair of her school district in the Kootenays. She has warned McRae that her district already faces a shortfall of $1.1 million and that a CUPE wage increase would cost a further $300,000, leading to cuts to education programming. This festering problem may not be confined to the education system. In fact, all parts of the larger public sector may be affected by how the cooperative gains concept plays out. Nurses, health workers and university employees have all received wage increases without new funding being added to their budgets. We have yet to see any details of how those wage hikes will be covered without any reduction in services in those sectors. If the impact is both substantive and negative — taking the form of layoffs, program and service cuts, for example — it may further cloud the already dim re-election chances of the B.C. Liberals. In the meantime, get ready for a loud and raucous screaming match between this province’s 60 school boards, and what could become one very unpopular education minister. McRae wants those savings plans on his desk by mid-January. As it stands now, I’d be surprised if all boards comply. Open defiance seems to be on the horizon. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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Cities must stop overspending

“Infrastructure deficit” has become the established buzzword from municipal leaders who want more money from senior levels of government — either in the form of new taxing power or more transfers. Infrastructure — roads, water supply and sewers — is a core responsibility of the local level of government. So why is Ottawa being Laura Jones asked for a handout? The argument that municipal leaders use to justify the call for additional money is that municipalities were squeezed by reduced transfer payments during the 1990s. This caused them not to maintain and expand infrastructure properly — thus the “infrastructure deficit.” In addition, municipal leaders are very fond of pointing out that property taxes only comprise eight per cent of Canadian tax revenue, far too little in their view. It is true that transfers from senior levels of government were cut during the 1990s — Ottawa was focused on getting back to balanced budgets and reducing Canadian debt, which was

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Is downsizing the problem for cities? Or is it overspending? unsustainable. Both the provincial and municipal levels of government had to deal with cutbacks to transfers. It is also true that from 2000 to 2010, transfers to B.C. municipalities from senior levels of government increased by a very healthy 273 per cent — more than making up the lost ground from the 1990s. Other sources of revenue for B.C. municipalities also have increased. Property taxes account for roughly half of total municipal revenue and have increased 69 per cent over that same period. Fees

from parking meters, fines and business licences have increased 135 per cent. Development cost charges, another source of revenue, have increased by a staggering 798 per cent. All this additional revenue has fuelled big increases in municipal operating spending. Spending adjusted for inflation in B.C. has increased 50 per cent between 2000 and 2010. Meanwhile, population growth over the same period, which could be considered a good benchmark for reasonable spending growth, has increased by only 14 per cent.

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All this raises some important questions: Do municipalities really have too little revenue or is too much spending on the wrong things the problem? With such big revenue increases, why weren’t municipalities setting aside some money to maintain and replace infrastructure? That’s a standard good business practice as well as basic common sense. If B.C. municipalities had held their operational spending to population growth over those 10 years, they would currently have had over $4 billion to spend on infrastructure. Instead, revenue increases have been used to do things like increase salaries and benefits for municipal employees to a degree that they are now wildly out of whack with those in the private sector. Municipal demands for more money for infrastructure have largely gone unchallenged. It’s time to change that, which is why the provincial government’s decision to create a municipal auditor general gets five gold stars for good policy. • Laura Jones is executive vice-president for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. She can be reached at laura.jones@cfib.ca.

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AUGUST

• Coquitlam actress Daniela Bobadilla becomes part of cable TV history, as the 19year-old lands a co-starring role in the new Charlie Sheen sitcom, Anger Management. The show debuts to a record audience of 5.7 million viewers when the premiere airs in the U.S. in late June. Cast as Sam Goodson, Bobadilla plays the part of Sheen’s 13year-old daughter. The Canadian premiere of Anger Management takes place in mid-August. • A Douglas College student with mental challenges goes missing near Sasamat Lake, though she is found alive and well after an exhaustive 76-hour search. Joy Zhang, 21, is found in a dense and steep area by searchers some 600 metres from the Coquitlam Search and Rescue command centre, which is set up at White Pine Beach. The Coquitlam resident is described as being in “good condition” when she’s found. • Port Moody police issue an unusual warning to the public after a cougar is spotted in the Balmoral and Newport area of town. The warning comes after a jogger spots the big cat while out for a morning run, and the cougar reportedly follows the jogger for a short period of time. Police and conservation officers are called to the area, but the cougar is never found. • During the storm of the summer, a Tri-Cities resident gets a front-row seat to the light show. Coquitlam’s Armand Shafazand, 52, is hit by lightning during the storm while he’s in his backyard putting a plywood cover on a rabbit hutch to protect it from the rain. With his left hand on the metal wire of the cage when it was struck, Shafazand feels the bolt of lightning travel through his hand and into the ground through his right foot. He spends the evening in hospital, but is discharged the next day. “It felt like a thousand punches fell right on top of my head, like I jumped a hundred feet and landed on my feet,” he says. • About $1,200 worth of items are stolen from a Port Coquitlam fire truck, including a few helmets worth $400, while firefighters respond to a complaint of a group of teens lighting a bonfire at Glenwood Avenue and Osborne Street. Within days, all of the items are accounted for — some of them are returned, while others are found strewn about in the community. • Politicians, business people, residents and industry insiders all weigh in on the long-established tradition of full-serve gas in Coquitlam.

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart suggests he’s heard from those on both sides of the argument, while Coun. Lou Sekora is steadfast in his insistence the status quo remain in place. Canadian Petroleum Products Institute spokesperson John Skowronski stops short of suggesting his group is asking for the city to change. Instead, he says market forces should dictate which businesses are allowed to set up shop in the city. • Coquitlam RCMP issues its first warning around a serial robber who’s targeting businesses throughout the Austin Avenue area. The suspect targets a coffee shop and pharmacy, and continues with the robberies until the end of October. In early November, Coquitlam RCMP announce the arrest of Ryan Sheldon McClinton in relation to the incidents. The 28-yearold has a criminal history dating back to 2003 within the Tri-Cities and the Lower Mainland. Now he’s facing 22 more charges: seven for robbery, seven for using an imitation firearm while committing an offence, seven for using a disguise with intent to commit an offence and one for possession of stolen property. • One of Canada’s most famous punk rockers gives it a go in the Tri-Cities arena of politics. DOA frontman Joey Keithley files his nomination papers with the NDP to run in the riding of CoquitlamBurke Mountain. The riding is currently held by Liberal Doug Horne, and Keithley is joined by other candidates: former Olympic wrestler Chris Wilson, and former Coquitlam councillor Barrie Lynch. • Jane the falcon spreads her wings over Port Moody and takes flight over the Pacific Coast Terminals. Jane’s primary job is to scare away other birds, as close to 400 seagulls call the terminal home and leave behind their signature calling cards — which turn into a constant source of complaint among workers and a potential health hazard.

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celebrate the force’s 100-year anniversary in grand fashion. A host of activities commemorate the momentous occasion, including ceremonial presentations, musical performances, interactive history displays, a barbecue and demonstrations of vehicle extractions and high angle rescues. “Our city today is in excess of 130,000 people and we’ve got 35 highrises and we’ve got 20 to 30 more coming in a number of years — we have to adapt to that as

a fire service,” Coquitlam fire chief Tony Delmonico says in looking ahead to the future of firefighting in the city. • Reports of the zombie apocalypse unfolding in a Coquitlam neighbourhood turn out to be unfounded. Police respond to a call regarding a man running around the Harbour Drive neighbourhood without a shirt, yelling about zombies. When Mounties arrive, they  CONT. ON PAGE 10, see 2012.

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reassure the man, who is in his 30s, there are no zombies, but he is taken into custody for being intoxicated. He is later released without any charges. “It doesn’t appear that there is any sign of the zombie apocalypse at this time,” RCMP Const. Jamie Phillipson tells The NOW. “I think we’re safe.” • After two decades in politics and two terms as a member of the opposition in Victoria, Coquitlam-Maillardville NDP MLA Diane Thorne announces her retirement. Thorne says she wants to go out like the TV show Seinfeld, and doesn’t want to wait until she’s passed her “best before date.” When her term is done, Thorne plans to take time off and travel with her husband Neil. Coquitlam Coun. Selina Robinson is later acclaimed as the NDP candidate for the riding. • School District 43 officials begin weighing their

options around selling a portion of properties at Parkland and Porter Street elementary schools in Coquitlam. The district proposes to sell a portion of excess fields at both schools to be used for single-family lots. District officials end up approving the sale of lands at Parkland, though widespread resident opposition nixes the sale of the Porter Street lands.

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and eight, in the car. A 52year-old Coquitlam man then allegedly fails two roadside tests. He’s issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle is impounded for 30 days. • The Coquitlam Express partner up with the immigrant settlement group SUCCESS to bridge cultural gaps through a program called Hockey 101, a simple, how-to class that covers the basics  CONT. ON PAGE 11, see 2012.

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• Coquitlam RCMP investigate a possible hate crime after several piles of bacon and other meat products are left on the doorstep of the Masjid Al-Hidayah Islamic Centre in Port Coquitlam. According to mosque officials, roughly five piles of bacon are placed around the mosque’s entrance and along a wall at the side of the building. The Islamic religion forbids the consumption of pork. The mosque was also vandalized by graffiti in 2011, but rather than punish the perpetrators behind the inci-

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2012: Car crashes through restaurant window around Canada’s national winter sport. Conceived in 2011, the program is offered a handful of times per year, and features a PowerPoint presentation that mixes simple English terminology with the most basic rules governing the sport. As part of the program, the two groups attend an Express game in early October to give those in the class first-hand knowledge of the game. • The name Amanda Todd gets etched into the international consciousness. The Port Coquitlam teen commits suicide after posting a heartbreaking video on YouTube documenting her struggles with bullying. The world takes notice on every level possible, and the story attracts international headlines. Candlelight vigils are held, and a made-in-Port Coquitlam anti-bullying campaign called “Be Someone” is launched by the city and Dominion Lending Centres CEO Gary Mauris. In December, PoCo council asks staff to prepare what could become B.C.’s first anti-bullying bylaw. • Richard Dys, owner of the De Dutch Pannekoek House on Lougheed Highway, maintains his sense of humour after tragedy is narrowly averted at his PoCo eatery. On Oct. 16, an elderly driver accidentally plows into his restaurant — driving right through a two-foot brick retaining wall, while taking out a window and door along the way. No one is injured, and a day after the incident Dys hangs a sign at the front of this store reading, “Yes, De Dutch is still open. Come in and check out our daily door crashing specials!” • PoCo’s Joel Dalgarno steps up at crunch time, although in this instance, it’s not on the lacrosse floor. The former PoCo Saints star, who now works for Coquitlam Fire & Rescue, intervenes to help save the life of a drowning woman at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. Dalgarno has just finished playing a game of squash and is headed for the sauna when he hears the lifeguard whistle sounding — a sign that an emergency situation is unfolding. Along with the on-duty lifeguards, Dalgarno administers first aid and the woman makes a full recovery. • B.C.’s largest earthquake in recent memory may have struck off the coast of Haida Gwaii, but residents across the Tri-Cities feel its effects. Port Moody resident Roccino Cerenzie and his wife feel the tremors at Coquitlam’s SilverCity movie theatres, as do scores of other patrons. According to SFU geologist Brent Ward, people at SilverCity felt the quake because the theatres are built on a thick layer of loose sediment, which amplified the

shock waves. According to Ward, a few areas in the TriCities are more susceptible to prolonged shaking during an earthquake: areas along the Fraser River and near the

buildup of loose sediments similar to the ground underneath SilverCity, Ward says. • Dale Barron, the founder of Morningstar Homes, pleads guilty to making false or

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is fined the maximum of $50,000. Along with the duties, he is assessed a civil penalty of $124,577. Altogether, he is ordered to pay $212,994 to get the boat back after it was seized by customs officials. It is noted in court that Barron donated another $25,000 to the SHARE Family & Community Services Society as a voluntary gesture. It’s an organization he has made donations to in the past.

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• Port Moody’s Charles “Chuck” Glover begins the process of selling several of his prized bonsai trees, and the 90-year-old plans to donate all of the proceeds to the Crossroads Hospice Society. Having gained an affinity for the trees during his service in the Second World War, Glover also hopes to find an apprentice he can help train to take over his second hobby in life — art restoration. • A bevy of available food sources and an ever-increasing audience leave a two-yearold bear stranded and looking for refuge in a Port Coquitlam backyard for the better part of two days. Neighbours, onlookers and even TV crews are called to the scene as it unfolds on Raleigh Street, which frightens the bear as it tries to seek refuge in a tree estimated to be at least 100 feet high. However, the roughly two-year-old bear makes a break for it in the midst of the commotion, and escapes into a nearby greenbelt. • Archeologists discover what appears to be an arrowhead that could date back thousands of years along a major BC Hydro project near Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam. The piece, which is no bigger than a quarter, is found on bedrock below the crest of a steep hill at a construction site for BC Hydro’s Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) Transmission Project near the park. Members of the Kwikwetlem First Nation claim the artifact is found within their territory, though they claim the Crown corporation did not notify any band members of the nature of work being done on the land. • Coquitlam’s new City Centre library branch opens its doors to the public at its new location at 1169 Pinetree Way. The new library boasts a myriad of features: an additional 24,000 square feet of space, 90 parking stalls and 20 more computer stations. Other additions include a raised fireplace lounge, three multipurpose rooms that can collapse into a singular con-

pended Plehanov’s teaching certificate in 2010. A ministry spokesperson tells The NOW that just because Plehanov has been acquitted on all charges, it doesn’t mean he automatically gets to teach again. • Coquitlam Coun. Linda Reimer announces her intentions to run in next year’s provincial election under the Liberal banner in the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam. A twotime councillor who was first elected in 2008, Reimer tells The NOW she’s decided to

run because she doesn’t want to see another NDP government elected. Reimer is the first candidate to declare her intentions in the upcoming election for the Liberals in the Tri-Cities. She is acclaimed a few weeks later. The seat is currently held by former Port Moody mayor, and current NDP MLA, Joe Trasolini.

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of Coquitlam-based business owners are crying foul over what they feel are exorbitant and unjustified tax increases. Cynthia Aasen and her husband John, who head up 3D Golf Performance Centre on Schoolhouse Street, suggest their property taxes have shot up 70 per cent in one year. They also claim at least six other nearby businesses are experiencing the same types of increases. Coquitlam council and staff are sympathetic to Aasen’s case, but suggest there is little the city can do to adjust individual rates within its jurisdiction. Zina Weston, deputy assessor for the North Fraser region of B.C Assessment, suggests recent revitalization in the area — work on the Port Mann Bridge and King Edward Overpass — likely played into that increased assessment. • Emergency crews are called to Aspenwood Elementary due to reports of students and a teacher suffering from flu-like symptoms. In one instance, a child briefly passes out. The entire school is evacuated over concerns the symptoms were brought on by a gas leak or some type of fumes. Fire crews determine there was no gas leak or any other possible cause for the sickness. In all, six people are taken to hospital as a precaution, including two adults, and the school is re-opened the next day. • Port Moody council projects a property tax increase of 6.65 per cent for 2013, to make up for a $1.9-million operating budget shortfall. Homeowners can expect to pay $2,837 in total property taxes in 2013 based on the average assessed property value of $531,600. If that figure stands, it’s an extra $117 for the average Port Moody household, which includes an extra $3 in the utilities category for storm drainage services. A further breakdown of the numbers shows the bulk of the shortfall related to an increase in salaries worth $570,000, or 1.93 per cent, and $650,000 in policing costs worth another 2.21 per cent. Other items include $143,000 for the Inlet Centre fire hall debt levy, $192,000 for inflation and $444,000 for operational service priorities. • Anmore council decides to move the municipality’s operations out from the village hall to a temporary trailer

because of an ongoing rodent infestation. Mayor Heather Anderson says the pest problems have been around for years, but got worse this fall after the heat in the nearly 100-year-old building was turned on. At one point, staff caught a half dozen squirrels and mice in the ceiling. The village plans to get a larger trailer in the new year that can house its operations for up to two years. The cost of the trailer, including the move, will set the village back $117,000 over the two-year period. But that would be small change compared to building a new village hall — somewhere in the range of $1.5 million to $2 million, according to Anderson. • Twelveyear-old Jessica Merritt raises more than $600 from the sale of her own handmade arts and crafts to adopt two Tri-Cities families through SHARE’s Caring Neighbour program. She creates hundreds of little crafts and knickknacks, from coasters to magnets, and sells them at a trio of events through the fall. Her crafts prove to be a hit, raising enough money to help two families at Christmastime — one in Port Moody and one in Coquitlam. Under the Caring Neighbour program, a donation of a minimum $50 per family member is required to purchase a hamper full of food. • Tech-savvy Port Moody residents will always know when it’s garbage day, thanks to a new solid-waste application rolled out by the city. The free app, which is available for Apple related products like iPhones and also Android phones, is essentially a calendar that will remind users of their garbage pick-up day. Those who sign up for the app can create their own reminder, whether it be through a text message, phone call, email or tweet. • Port Moody council gives the initial OK to what could become a nine-storey office tower in the Suter Brook area that, if built, could generate between 630 and 780 jobs. The proposal, put forth by the Onni Development Corp., includes roughly 26,000 square feet of commercial space and another 141,000 square feet of office space. The tower’s proposed location is set for 220 Brew St., on the south side of Suter Brook Way where it meets Ioco Road. — compiled by John Kurucz

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ference room and a dedicated multilingual space. • About a dozen actors and crew members test their limits, as the Second Storey Theatre troupe stages its inaugural Improvathon, a 50hour test of improv skill, will and endurance, over a threeday span. The format of the non-stop show allows each of the eight cast and crew members three 30-minute breaks over the 50-hour stretch. Billed as a fundraiser for the PoCo-based Learning Disabilities Association, the non-stop show raises about $300 for the local charity. • Pubs and other businesses report varying degrees of success — or a lack thereof — in relation to the professional sports drought in the province. The B.C. Lions, expected to contend for the Grey Cup, are unceremoniously bounced from the CFL playoffs earlier than expected, and the NHL lockout continues into its second month. A handful of local bars begin to change what they offer patrons, though some businesses aren’t so lucky. One Coquitlam-based sporting apparel store reports a 50-per-cent loss in sales that’s directly tied to the NHL lockout. • Anmore resident Kathy Richardson offers up a slice of feline heaven, in the form of her new business, the Phat Cat Inn. The inn is essentially a hotel for cats, and offers individual rooms with all the fixings to keep any feline feeling fine. Richardson begins fixing up an old barn on her property in 2011, transforming the facility into an 11-unit hotel with rooms offering nine-foot ceilings and an average of 26 square feet of floor space per cat. Every room has a window, with corner suites having two. Tile floors are installed to create a sterile environment with in-floor heating for cold winter months and a ventilation system in each room. Rooms, which are booked through January, go for $26 per night. • A former Coquitlam substitute teacher is a free man after being acquitted on several sexual assault charges relating to allegations made by five former students dating back to 2008. A provincial court judge in Port Coquitlam finds Aleksandr Plehanov not guilty on a total of 11 charges, including five charges of sexual assault, five of sexual interference and one of criminal harassment. In his decision, Judge David St. Pierre says Crown failed to meet the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The B.C. College of Teachers, which is now the Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) under the Ministry of Education, sus-

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Left: Three-year-old Kayleigh walks her furry friend Timber, a five-year-old husky cross. Right: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre aquatic supervisor Yeu-Ching Cheng swims laps for six hours to raise money for aquatic training and swimming lessons for kids whose parents can’t afford them.

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Above: Mountie Sharen Leung waves her finger at Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, after he was “arrested” at his office for attending too many community events and brought down to Coquitlam Centre’s “jail,” where bail money is raised for the Canadian Cancer Society. Right: Purdy’s chocolatier Gary Mitchell peaks over some of his gourmet creations.

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Hot Salsa Dance Zone presents their New Year’s Eve Salsa and Latin Party 2013 at the Evergreen Cultural ONGOING Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, SHARE Family & Coquitlam), 8 p.m. Community to 2 a.m. A dance Services presclass will kick off ents an English the festivities at Conversation 8:30 p.m., followed events@thenownews.com Group on by music, includThursdays, 10:30 ing live performers a.m. to noon, at Circus Diva Selene, bellydanthe Terry Fox Library (2470 cing and spicy salsa with hosts Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Alberto and Teresa. Tickets Everyone is invited. Info: 604are $30 before Dec. 30; $35 927-7999. at the door. Dress to impress. Rocky Point Toastmasters No experience necessary. Info: meet Mondays at 7:15 p.m. www.HotSalsaDanceZone.com at Port Moody City Hall, 100 or info@HotSalsaDanceZone. Newport Dr. Info: 604-506com. 1037. Connexus BNI meets reguWEDNESDAY, larly in Coquitlam, and has JAN. 2 openings for new members. The Hyde Creek Watershed Info: 778-242-0957. Society holds a general meetMorningside Toastmasters ing, 7:15 p.m. at the Hyde meet every Thursday from Creek Education Centre and 7:10 to 8:30 a.m. at Burkeview Hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Rd., Port Coquitlam). Guests Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 members welcome. Inf: www. or www.hydecreek.org. morningsidetoastmasters.ca. The Terry Fox Library Coquitlam Area Gogos hosts evening storytime for meet monthly to find ways to preschool children and their help African grandmothers families on the first Wednesday raising children orphaned by of the month, 6:45 to 7:15 AIDS. You do not have to be a p.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port grandmother to join. Info: 778Coquitlam). Come and hear 216-0499. some new favourites, songs Council of Senior Citizens and fingerplays. Info: 604-927Organizations is an advocacy 7999. group devoted to improving the quality of life for all senSATURDAY, JAN. 5 iors. Info: Ernie Bayer at 604The 10th Coquitlam Scouts 576-9734 or ecbayer@shaw.ca. are holding a bottle drive Crossroads Hospice Society in the area around Walton hosts a free walking group for Elementary. Pickup info: 604the bereaved, Fridays from 944-7665. 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group The Trinity United Church/ meets at the Port Moody Social St. Catherine’s Anglican Recreation Centre. Hospice present a performance art volunteers will be present on event, the Joyous Epiphany, 7 the free walk through Rocky p.m. (2211 Prairie Ave., Port Point Park or Orchard Beach. Coquitlam), celebrating the occasion of the Wise Men’s visit Newcomers can register by to the son of Mary and Joseph. Children are invited to participate in an evening of song and dance. Parents should bring children at 6 p.m. to pick out a role and costume.

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Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group holds its January meeting, 7 p.m. at the Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). All those involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. No charge, although donations accepted. Info: 604-936-8703 or 604-9362998. Burke Mountain Naturalists hold their January meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Como Lake United Church (535 Marmot St., Coquitlam). Featured speaker is Pamela Zevit, coordinator of the South Coast Conservation

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100 per cent of proceeds go to the Pennies for Presents campaign, which has raised more than $150,000 for the Tri-Cities children since its inception in 1990. All proceeds stay in the community. Cheques should be made payable to SHARE Family & Community Services Society. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2012.

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A year of achievements here, there and everywhere F rom right here at home to across the globe, Tri-Cities athletes took to the spotlight and set a brilliant tone to 2012. And many of their stories highlighted tales of triumph over adversity, going up against the odds, and overcoming career-threatening injuries. It’s The NOW’s honour to have reported on many of these athletes and their achievements, and to help cover the stories that represent the best of our community. As we prepare to pin up a new calendar, here is our selection of the Top Six stories of 2012, in no particular order:

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t all came together in a whirlwind run, as Coquitlam’s Jasmine Glaesser and teammates Gillian Carleton and Tara Whitten posted the third-best score in the women’s team pursuit event at the London Olympics in August. After a cool fourth-place result in the qualifying round, the trio zoned in on the task a day later to collect its medal for Canada.

“It’s just been phenomenal. I’ve been to the world championships and I’ve been to the Pan American Games, but I never thought my racing here would have that much of an impact and that I’d get this amount of support,” Glaesser said from London. It capped an incredible journey for the German-born Glaesser, who anchored Canada’s women’s track cycling team to a bronze medal at the World championships in Australia in April. Upon returning home from London, Glaesser and teammates were feted by a loud and boisterous crowd. “I didn’t expect it, I just thought it would probably be family and some friends (at the airport),” she said. “It’s almost overwhelming to see the crowd, the cameras. It was just great.” With their best oars in the water, Canada’s women’s eight rowing team was ready to shine in London. The squad, which included Port Moody’s Krista Guloien, secured the Olympic silver medal by pushing the champion Americans right to the end, with the final margin between first and second place just over one second. “You’ve got to race for gold to land amongst the medals. We did and we landed ourselves a silver,” Guloien said. It was her second Olympics, after competing in the women’s four in Beijing. In June, Guloien prepared for the Olympics by helping Canada’s women’s eight-rowing team capture the Samsung World Rowing Cup. Brittany Timko entered the Olympics already

with 111 caps for Canada, including the 2008 Games in Beijing. The Coquitlam native exited with a bronze medal and an amazing story to share with her family and friends. The Canadians edged France for third place, bouncing back after a heartbreaking and controversial 4-3 loss to the U.S. in the semifinal. The team’s run in London featured a litany of ups and downs, including Christine Sinclair’s heroics in the semifinal against the favoured Americans — only to be trumped by a controversial call against Canada and a game-winning goal scored in injury time. That Canada, who entered the tourney rated eighth-best in the world, could regroup and put forth a dramatic effort in the bronze game was a testament to the women’s determination and desire. Coquitlam’s Tory Nyhaug was edged from the pack in the men’s BMX quarterfinals after finishing fifth in his final round. Getting to the Games was an emotional and physical rollercoaster for the 20-year-old, as he had his Olympic ticket punched at the last minute thanks to a doctor’s OK. Nyhaug had posted the best marks throughout the season and earned the right to be Canada’s rider only to suffer a major injury two months before the Games that resulted in surgery to remove his spleen. On the gymnastic mat, Brittany Rogers achieved her lifetime goal of performing in the Olympics as a member of Canada’s women’s artistic gymnastics team. The 19-year-old reached the pinnacle after overcoming her own personal hurdles — including a career-threatening ankle injury that required surgery and a lengthy rehab. In June, Rogers secured her berth with a tremendous performance at the Olympic trials, posting top marks on uneven bars and vault, and the third-top score overall. Coquitlam wrestler Haislan Garcia was competing in his second straight Olympics, which resulted in a seventh-place finish in the men’s 66-kilogram freestyle event. The Tri-Cities were also proudly represented by shooter Doug Blessin and runner Dustin Walsh at the London Parlymics. For Blessing, it was a debut at the Parlympic level that saw him finish 24th in mixed air rifle. Walsh, meanwhile, was competing in his third straight Parlympics. This time, he had two events to master, resulting in a sixth place result as part of Canada’s 4x100-metre relay, and 12th in the men’s 400m dash.

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There was no shortage of Tri-Cities sports highlights in 2012, including the proud reception that Olympians like Krista Guloien, top, received at YVR. Others earning a place in this spectacular year were Jasmine Glaesser and the Canadian pursuit team, far left, Coquitlam’s Mat Barzal, above left, Ryan Sclater and the Terry Fox Ravens, above, and New Zealand teen Lydia Ko.

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The senior boys basketball team had begun the 2011-12 B.C. AAA season highly ranked, and even held the No. 1 spot for a week. But a series of tough breaks, rough losses and character tests plugged them in as the 10th seed entering the senior boys provincial championship tournament in March. That’s when the hardwood patience of cocoaches Steve Hanson and Brad Petersen paid off. At the provincials the real run began as Fox rolled up win after another, and didn’t end until they handed the Walnut Grove Gators a 75-74 loss on the strength of Jesse Crookes’ final high school bucket. Carting off the B.C. MVP award was post player Ryan Sclater, who promptly retired his hoop shoes in exchange for a volleyball scholarship. It was a thrilling, even storybook-calibre climax to a tremendous season for a school that proudly carries the Terry Fox name.

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e wears No. 97 and has talent to burn — and in early May it resulted in Coquitlam’s Mathew Barzal being drafted first overall by the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western Hockey League’s bantam draft. The 15-year-old drew comparisons to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins by the man who coached both. Two months later, the teen was among an AllCanadian squad of the brightest hockey talents at a highly scouted event in Ontario, where he continued to establish his spot among the top ranked bantam-aged players. The media spent a lot of time measuring the Burnaby Winter Club alumni with Ontario’s Connor McDavid. “There was about 4,000 fans screaming the whole time. I’m playing with and against the best players in Canada. It was just incredible,”

said Barzal. Getting drafted first overall was an honour, he said, but admitted that he would continue weighing his options before deciding whether to play major junior or go junior A with an eye on attending a U.S. Div. 1 hockey program. Barzal also was the co-winner of the Hockey Now’s Minor Hockey Player of the Year award, after captaining his Burnaby Winter Club squad to its second consecutive Western Canadian Bantam championship title.

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he venerable Vancouver Golf Club put on the ritz and displayed its ample greenery as host of the CN Canadian Women’s Open golf tournament in August. With a huge field of challengers — including Coquitlam’s own Jisoo Keel, who qualified as an amateur — the course and its large team of volunteers were the centre of the ladies golfing universe for a week. And while virtually all the big names were in attendance — defending champion Brittany Lincicome, Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie and Yani Tseng — it all came down to a confident New Zealand teen who carried the day. Fifteen-year-old Lydia Ko demonstrated remarkable calmness during the four-day event, culminating with a sizzling seven birdies on the final day to post a 13-under par 275.

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year removed from hitting the bottom, the Coquitlam Adanacs bobbed right back up into the thick of competition in the Western Lacrosse Association, pushing their way right to the league playoff final. They did it with a mix of returning veterans and some talented newcomers — including No. 1 draft pick Travis Cornwall. Netminder Nick Rose set a tone in

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he Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils emerged from a one-year sabbatical to land exactly where they left off — as B.C. champions. The senior boys soccer team fended off a furi-

ous push by district rival Terry Fox Ravens — who charted a formidable course as one of the tourney’s biggest underdogs — to capture the provincial title with a 1-0 win. The Best program was forced to take 2011 off from provincial championship competition due to a penalty assigned following the 2010 final, where they had topped North Delta 3-2 in overtime. This time around, Michael Mobilio’s goal midway through the first half proved to be the difference. Midfielder Kyle Jones was chosen the tourney’s MVP. • Check next week’s edition of The NOW for more on the best of 2012.

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Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628

For Sale Miscellaneous

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Trades/Technical

PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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Furniture

WOODEN DRESSER, beige, 18X58, 4 lrg/3 small drawers, $180. 604-328-4267

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Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Marie Eugenie Theresa Douglas, also known as Marie E. Douglas, Marie Douglas and M. Douglas, formerly of #309 – 2267 Kelly Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC V3H 3W9, Deceased, who died on May 31, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor at Suite 1201 – 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8, on or before February 4, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Solus Trust Company Limited, Executor

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Boarding

FREE Boarding for Livestock (horse, etc) 2.5 acre Fenced w/ Barn. Call: 250-552-9896

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TAX RETURNS - BOOKKEEPING Personal - Small Business Current - Delinquent 20 yrs exp. 604-420-1108

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5040 GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups vet check, shots dewormed, family raised $650. 604-997-0024

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Chilliwack

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Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

Cares! The Coquitlam Now has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

6008-08

Legal Services

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Money to Loan

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

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www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

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Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

6008-14

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

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NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

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Surrey

New Westminster

Langley/ Aldergrove

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

CHELSEA GREEN Walnut Grove Langley 1590 sq ft 2 bdrm, grndlevel twn-home, single garage, Only $334,900. Call 604-626-6027. See PropertyGuys.com ID 76027

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

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

Cancer June 21-July 22: Chase money Sunday/ Monday – but avoid speculation, risk and romance. Midweek brings friends, trips, emails, paperwork and variety – be curious, there’s much to learn. A glitch might occur at work or with higher-ups around Thursday: not a big deal. Be friendly, not rebellious. Get home, nurture kids, Thursday night to Saturday. You’re in an important relationship month. About seven per cent of Cancers will meet their true love each year between 2009 and 2024. And the “meeting” is most likely to occur in late December or January. So respond to overtures and your own urges. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead are a bit of a slog – work, health, dependents. Your job is changing, perhaps not with fireworks, but deeply and irrevocably. The job you performed pre-2009, and perhaps the job you do now, likely won’t exist in a decade. Realize this; go with the flow. Your charisma and energy soar Sunday/Monday – you could attract someone who would be a “workable mate.” (NOT before 7 p.m. Sunday.) Chase money midweek – buy/sell, seek new clients – but don’t buy high tech, computers. Trips, friendships, details and paperwork fill Friday (pre-dawn succeeds) and Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Take risks, in heart and pocketbook (within reason). You’re on a winning streak. Romance, pleasure, creative surges, joys from children, sports and games fill your days – or your thoughts. But private obligations or weariness dampen romantic aspirations Sunday p.m. Your charisma, energy and sense of timing soars Tuesday to Thursday. You can attract others: sparks might flash, even blaze. Start important things. You’re now in a major marriage phase, but it has little urgency, for it lasts until 2025. Chase money, buy/sell, seek new clients, angle for a pay raise Friday/Saturday.

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Port Moody

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GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

Richmond

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Chase practical and prestigious goals all week. Higher-ups might test your qualifications or talents. Sunday (disappointment in the intimate zone) and Monday (sweet success early) are romantic, draw you to someone whose mind or experience pleases and enlightens you. (A person met Monday before 2 p.m. is “mate material.”) Tackle chores midweek – you’ll succeed, but be alert for electrical or computer “dangers.” Relationships – and opportunities, and opposition – fill Thursday night to Saturday. The best developments or openings arise before dawn Friday and Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: A gentle, understanding mood continues. This is an excellent few weeks to succeed at school, to travel afar, to perform intellectual tasks, or to deal with the media. You’re a slow-starter, so if you’re a student, get the jump on everyone else by starting your studies early. Home, family and security concerns are slated Sunday/ Monday – despite a roadblock Sunday eve, you’ll accomplish something special. Midweek’s romantic – and this month is love-blessed, so take a chance. Risk your heart. Chores arise Thursday eve to Saturday. Avoid a disagreement Friday morning. Gemini May 21-June 20: Research, lift the corners to see what’s beneath. Your subconscious rises to the surface – dreams, sexual urges, financial hunches emerge. Steep yourself in these – you could find a treasure within (insights that solve old personal riddles) or without (good investments, etc.). You might find your private or secret searches conflict with friends and social life. Short trips, communications and acquaintances fill Sunday (some barriers) and Monday (good). Tackle domestic concerns midweek: kids, food, real estate, security, retirement plans, etc. Is that love or lust late week?

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

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Financial Services

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CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609 GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

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Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2013

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: For you, the New Year is always a time of leaving the old and starting the new, especially in the areas of home, family, real estate and general foundations. This is particularly so from 200924, as Pluto will not let old systems, relationships and platforms remain: change is inevitable. Sunday/ Monday give you a solid glimpse of the new – mixed Sunday, “all systems go” Monday. Be glad, be friendly and wish for your future! Retreat, rest midweek – home, security, money, all have good solutions. Your energy rises Thursday eve to Saturday. Let someone know you’re “available.” Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Calls and messages lead you along a trail this week – to ambitious situations Sunday/Monday, to friends and celebrations midweek, and to obligations and duties Thursday eve onward. But the most important thing in all this are the calls and messages and the information they contain. What you learn now, and the contacts you make, can lead to future advantages. For example, on Sunday/Monday you might learn the boss’s favourite sport, and be able later to use this. Your income remains good, buoyant: take advantage quickly. Be gentle at home all January: channel energy into repairs. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money all week. Buy/sell, seek more clients, angle for a pay raise, etc. You remain charming, attractive – and your “sensual quotient” is high. You might make a friend this January who now or later turns into a lover. You express yourself with superb creativity all month, and handle all details, errands and paperwork with speedy accuracy. Travel’s a pleasure. (A potential partner or opportunity remains elusive until the 30th – but February into June explodes with solid results here.) Sunday/Monday are mellow, wise – explore, learn. Be ambitious midweek.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma, clout and effectiveness are high, your sense of timing “right on,” this week and the next few. Start important projects, schedule meetings, make contact, ask favours. You’ll impress potential amours – especially Sunday/Monday, when your own romantic urges surge. But in this, and in any creative or speculative venture, be aware, look far down the road: is the present “win” a win forever, or a step toward a larger, subtle dead-end? Tackle chores midweek, but take care with electricity, computers. Relationships arise Thursday onward: be calm, smile. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Not your favorite time of year. You’re weary, your health needs sensible care, and others might be pressing you to fulfill old obligations (e.g., tax man, bill collectors). But it’s also a superb time to catch a second breath, plan future action, and interface with civil servants and administrative types. God, spirit, charity flow in you. Paradoxically, your attitude might be more aggressive than usual – turn this into friendliness, humour. A short but significant trip looms. Sunday/ Monday bring opposition and opportunity (for loving partnership, especially, Monday). Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Dreams can come true, especially this month, especially for you. Higher-ups favour you to Jan. 8, so propose ventures, or forge ahead with research or financial projects. All month, steer clear of belligerent people and dark alleys. You might receive money from the government, or receive a demand for same. Tackle chores Sunday/ Monday – you’ll succeed. Partnerships, marriage, co-operation, opportunities – and, possibly, enmity, opposition – fill midweek. Mysteries, sensual urges, money hunches fill Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Houses - Sale

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Surrey

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

6008-34

For Sale by Owner

6015

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

Vancouver East Side

Abbotsford

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

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Farms/Ranches Sale

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

Houses - Sale

6020-01

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

Real Estate

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Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $565,000 Hot Price! Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

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Abbotsford

6020-30

Port Moody

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

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Other Areas BC

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

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Industrial/ Commercial

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FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

Houses - Sale

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Lots & Acreage

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

Surrey FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

126/70 AVE 3500sf megahome 7br 6ba 2 suites rec room 7200 sf lot SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5644

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

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

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GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

Mission

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597 AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

North Delta

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

For Sale by Owner

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

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Ladner/ South Delta

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

Houses - Sale

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

Difficulty Making Payments?

6015

6020-12

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

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Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

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6012

ONE OF A KIND HOME in Coquitlam, 3600sf, $150k in renos, Mortgage helper, $799,900. Call 604-768-8879

Chilliwack

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

Coquitlam

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

S. Surrey/ White Rock

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

6020-08

Burnaby

CULTUS LAKE View Home 3 BDRM 2bath 604-824-3667 $424,938. propertyguys.com

6008-42

Houses - Sale

www.realestatehomes.net

6020-04

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

6020

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272 FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951

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Friday, December 28, 2012

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,025,000. 604 838-8692

6020-22

Find the Key to your New Home • BUY • SELL • RENT

604.444.3000

New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

6020-24

North Delta

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506 CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591 CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

6020

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

6035

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

Houses - Sale

6020-38 UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

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

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

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Mobile Homes

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Real Estate Investment

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Apt/Condos

BBY METROTOWN, Large apts: 1 BRs avail now & Jan 1. $882 to $884. Includes heat/hot water, basic cable, coin W/D, 1 storage, 1 prkg, sec bldg. Onsite Res Manager. Call 604-677-7375 OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

6040

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

Okanagan/ Interior

COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, N/P. $740. Dec 1. 604-939-9281.

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186 MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6050

Out Of Town Property

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, balcy. $800 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av Jan 1. NS/NP. 604-205-9409

COQ CENTRE newer 1 BR, 1 BR + den, 2 BR 2 bath, suites in rental building located in Windsor Gate Estates. Includes clubhouse, h/w, 5 appls, nr transit, cats ok, N/S. From $1060. Dec 1. Move-in bonus. Van 604-468-1698 NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $775 incls heat/underground parking, no pets, quiet complex, 604- 299-8288 email: cedarsunset@shaw.ca

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

6065

Recreation Property

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

Cell: 604 813-8789

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall. HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.

1 BR $775, 2 BR $950 3 BR $1,150

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-863-9980 LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

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

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

Appliance Repairs

8015

1-888-495-7106

whitgift@concertproperties.com

6510

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

(Pitt Meadows) 2 BR, $1030/mo, $2500 share purchase. 3 BR, $1134/mo, $3500 share purchase. By bus & schools. No subsidy. Pets ok. 604 465-1938

6515

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 7447 19 AVE, 3 BR bsmt ste, full bath, $1150 incls utils, w/d, Avail Jan 1, n/s. Cat ok. 604-515-1663, 778-869-1663 BBY SOUTH 1 BR g/lvl ste, very priv, patio, f/p, charming back yd, small pets ok, Avail now, $725 incls utils. no w/d, 604-438-8790 COQ 2 BR g/lvl ste, incls utils & cbl, w/d, $1300, nr Poirer Rec Ctr, ns/np, Avail Now. 604-931-6709

PORT MOODY 2 BR ste, newly reno’d, own W/D, $850 incls utls, cable. NS/NP. Avail Jan 1. 604-931-7035 or 604-354-4459

6605

Townhouses Rent

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Great Location! We also have apartments Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR call for availability.

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING

SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

8055

Cleaning

GOOD RATES! Exc ref. Reliable work. 20 years exp. Res/Comm. Seniors discount. 604-525-0688

8060

Concrete

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

one mini, paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Plumbing

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

COPPERWORKS PLUMBING Will do ALL your plumbing needs. FREE Gift Card. 604-219-5555

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN SPECIALIZING Reno’s, Carpentry, Tiling, Drywall. Call Mike 604-376-0912

8155

Landscaping

FC Landscaping Full Service Lawn & Garden Maintenance. Tim 778-285-0038 LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE, fall cleanups, salting, snow removal Aries Bobcat, Dave 604-808-9017

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

604-942-2012

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT? We Loan Our Own $$$$

PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

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Collectibles & Classics

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

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

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

8160

www.creditdrivers.ca 1.888.593.6095

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

8240 Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

Christmas in November: $500 cash back. We fund your future, not your past. All credit situations accepted.

Free Est.

942-5394

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604-727-2306

8087

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT?

• Waterproofing • Aluminum Awnings • Custom Aluminum Railings • Deck Renovations

Dall’Antonia Brothers Concrete Wishes you a Prosperous and Happy New Year. 604-240-3408

Electrical

Auto Finance

1 to 3 Men

8220

8080

9102

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

AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Duplexes - Rent

COQ 5 mins to L/heed mall 3 BR in 4 plex, 1.5 baths, 1250 sf , skylight $1250 also 2 BR lower 1200 sf $995. 4 appls, fnced yd, 2 car pkng. Av now. 604-346-8569

8185

www.affordablemoversbc.com

(incl. heat, h/w, parking) Indoor pool, near Lougheed Mall, SFU, public transit, schools

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

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

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

WHITGIFT GARDENS

POCO RANCHERS; 3 BR, 2 bath or 3 BR, 1 bath. reno’d, all appl. $1500. NS/NP. 604-657-6448

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM ★ Quiet park-like setting ★ Newly Reno’d ★ Heat/hot water incl’d 604-291-8197 www.sunsetparkapt.com

ARBOUR GREENE

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

5870 Sunset Street

COQ CENTRE, Westwood St. Upper 3 BR, 5 appls, patio, carport. Avail Jan 1. $1100 + 2/3 utls. N/S. Pet ok. 778-968-7966

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

HOME SERVICES

SUNSET PARK

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

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

Apt/Condos

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

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

6508

The NOW COQUITLAM, PORT COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY, ANMORE AND BELCARRA

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

HOME ADVANTAGE

1966 FORD Thunderbird. 390, rebuilt trans. Lots done, little needed, runs great. M.Ridge. $6600 obo 604-710-5192

Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

coquitlampropertyrentals.ca

WOODLAND PARK

TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

Contact 604-939-0221 woodland@rentmidwest.com

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

Hardwood & Laminate Floors, Tiles, Crown Moulding, Bathrooms, Full Reno’s. ★ 778-549-9119

8255 A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

Rubbish Removal

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sports & Imports

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Sports & Imports

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RV’s/Trailers

1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

2005 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser Conv. $8,000 Stk# UT620748 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376 1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $4900 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2000 NISSAN Xterra, fully loaded, 4x4, Call for details, 604-832-1635 2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322

1986 CHRYSLER New Yorker w/collector plates, 66,000 orig km, loaded, $2950 obo 604-855-0633

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, Town & Country, all orig, turbo eng, loaded. $1350. Consider trade. 604-534-2997

2007 Honda Civic LX Automatic 55,000 kms. 1st hand local Car in great condition and custom optioned leather seat $12,900 Call: (778) 938-5047

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191 www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

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9129

Luxury Cars

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

9145

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

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#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau special model, like new loaded. $6600. 604-534-2997

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1996 CHEVROLET Z28, LT1, 6spd, 159 mkm, local car, headrs, strt pipe, 19 in wheels, #’s match, $9,500 obo 604-908-2464

2004 DODGE Neon, 2.0 SX, a/c, power windows, standard tran, 200k, exc cond. $3200 604-824-6792 or 604-855-1406

2005 MAZDA RX-8 GT $11,995 Stk#UC146248 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2010 VW Tourag, 39km, touch screen nav, leather, luxury pkg, trailer hitch, moon roof, push button start, very clean, no acc, $43,000 obo, call 604-351-5631

9173

1992 F250 4x4 Ford Truck, 9.5 ft Kodiak Camper, 12ft Lund Boat with 9.9 mercury Motor, Trailer for boat. $7000 for all. 604-944-9404

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

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2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2006 SATURN Ion, 4dr sedan, 2.4L, sunroof, leather seat, 110k, auto, No accid, Black, $5250, 604-888-9727 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

1993 FORD Explorer Ltd. 6' lift on 35' tires, running gear danna straight front axel, fully rebuilt w/chrome molly inner and outer axel shafts, new universal & brakes, motor replaced with a newer less km V6 that runs great. All leather interior with power seats, $4800 obo. 604-220-0910

1995 FORD F-250, 7.3 DIESEL, auto, 2WD, long box, ext cab, new tires, 1 owner, exc cond, 350km, all hwy $8500 604-744-8111

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

1998 SLUMBER Queen, Autum Special, immaculant cond, light weight, 8ft camper, toilet, sink, stove, sleeps 4, 3way fridge, $5800 obo, Tom 604-807-0209

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486

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Boats

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894

14 FT KC Thermoglass, 60 HP Johnson, $2,000. Call 604-433-1068 after 12:00 noon.

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack 2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495 2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

1994 - 11 ft Timberline Camper. Electric jacks & more. Excellent cond. $7,950. Call 604-576-6598

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

Sports & Imports

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

Vans

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

2009 24RKS Jayflt lk new, 3 seasn, slps 6, 1 slide, slr pnl, all apps, $15,500, 604-644-8663 Chwk 24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

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RV’s/Trailers

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

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1990 EAGLE Talon 1 owner, 4 cyl aircared, 129k kms, perma shine, serv/recds. $2500. 604-433-4859

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

Scrap Car Removal

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Domestic

1977 DODGE Daytona Charger, 2 door, auto, V8, 2 tone blue, 1 owner, $10,500. 604 576-0836

2002 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CXL AWD 7 Pass. 1 Owner! Sale by owner. Blue ext/grey leather interior. 3.4 Liter V6 185HP 4-speed auto, AM FM stereo, CD player, full power; heated seats, lumbar support, power windows, doors, seats, and sunroof, fog lamps, alarm keyless, backup sensor. Good cond. $4995.00 Email: Kevin@gdm-ca.com Call: Kevin @ 604-765-5840

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

2007 YAMAHA RI - Dark Red & Black - Double & Single seat cover - 12600 KM - Custom Front & Rear Lights - Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and awesome, Mint Condition (Cloverdale) $7900 OB0 Call 604-788-0060

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

2007 MAZDA3 $11,500 Stk# UC767667 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2009 26’ Grey Wolf super light brand new trailer, 1 pull out, 3 pce bath, full kit, 15’ awning, used 4x. $16,000 obo. 604-532-0726

1977 DODGE camper van. Good condition. Stove/fridge/furnace. $2,800 obo. 604-599-3835 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

2000 HONDA Prelude, 2 dr, $5000, auto, runs well, 124,000 km, 604-614-8402

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2007 MAZDA3 Sport $9,900. Stk#UC619188 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2007 TOYOTA Matrix $12,000 Stk#UC650872 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

1988 CLASS A Triple E REGENCY motorhome, lenght 32 ft, gmc 450, stored 4 yrs, updated new michelins, bathroom fixtures, freezer, fridge, laminate flrs, carpet throughout, sell due to medical cond. $15,000 must be seen. 1980 AQUA STAR ski boat 115 hp evinrude, in exc cond, fully equiped depth sound, sonar, ship to shore radios, water skis, wet line tubes for towing, new top tow bar, remote docking all on shoreline trailor, sell due to health, $15,000. Call 604-793-0124

2011 ARTICFOX 8ft 11', winter package, 1 ton short box, includes slide outs, generator, ac, remote jack, sterio, fully loaded, $27,000, obo, 604-793-3399 2003 30’ Citation Supreme 5th Whl, 2 slides, exc cond, rear living, loaded, many extras, new tires & batteries. Hitch incl. $32,000. 604-794-7529 (Chwk)

Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ♦, ∞, †, ‡, §, » The Win Your Ride Boxing Week Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers between December 21, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,500–$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. •$16,980 Purchase Price applies to the new 2013 Dart SE (25A) only. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to the 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package (22F) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to the new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E) and includes $8,100 Consumer Cash Discount. $16,998 Purchase Price applies to the new 2013 Chrysler 200 LX (24H) only and includes $3,600 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2013 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ♦No purchase necessary. Contest closes at 11:59 pm ET on January 2, 2013. Open to Canadian residents over the age of majority. One Grand Prize consisting of a cheque for the total purchase amount of a new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram vehicle purchased/described to a maximum of $48,500. Correct answer to a skill-testing question required. Limit one entry per person. Complete contest rules at WINYOURRIDECANADA.CA. ∞Holiday Bonus Cash of up to $1,000 is available on most new 2012/2013 models, excluding the following: Chrysler 200 LX, Dodge Caliber, Dart SE, Grand Caravan CVP, Journey CVP/SE, Avenger, Viper, Jeep Compass Sport 4x2 & 4x4, Patriot Sport 4x2 & 4x4, Wrangler 2 Dr Sport, Grand Cherokee SRT8, Ram 1500 Reg Cab & ST & SXT Trucks, Ram Cab & Chassis, Ram Cargo Van, FIAT 500 Abarth and 2012 FIAT 500 Pop models. Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. See your dealer for complete details. †4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Dodge Dart SE (25A) model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2013 Dodge Dart SE (25A) with a Purchase Price of $16,980 financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment, equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $99 with a cost of borrowing of $3,630 and a total obligation of $20,610. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Chrysler 200 LX models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Examples: 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Chrysler 200 LX with a Purchase Price of $19,998/$19,998/$16,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $115/$115/$97 with a cost of borrowing of $3,823/$3,823/$3,250 and a total obligation of $23,821/$23,821/$20,248. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2013 Dodge Dart R/T shown. Price including Holiday Bonus Cash: $23,495. 2013 Dodge Journey Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,595. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,395. 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $24,885. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. »The Make No Payments for 90 Days offer applies to retail customers who finance a new 2012/2013 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram vehicle (except 2012/2013 Dodge Avenger CVP and 2013 Dodge Dart SE) at a subvented fixed rate on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, TD Auto Finance or Scotiabank between December 18, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Monthly payments will be deferred for 60 days and contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges will not accrue during the first 60 days of the contract. After 60 days, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest over the term of the contract. Customers will be responsible for any required down payment, licence, registration and insurance costs at time of contract. 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Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2013 Dodge Dart – Hwy: 5.4 L/100 km (52 MPG) and City: 11.4 L/100 km (25 MPG). 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package & SE Plus 2.4 L 4-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.5 L/100 km and City: 10.8 L/100 km. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km ((36 MPG)) and City: 200 LX 2.4 L 4-speed automatic – Hwy: 6.7 L/100 km (42 MPG) and City: 9.9 L/100 km (29 MPG). TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC. y 12.2 L/100 km ((23 MPG). ) 2013 Chrysler y

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