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PT. COQUITLAM MAYOR GREG MOORE Spent: $29,764 Votes: 5,827 $/vote: $5.11

COQ. MAYOR RICHARD STEWART Spent: $66,752 Votes: 10,050 $/vote: $6.64

HOW MUCH DID POLITICIANS SPEND IN LAST FALL’S TRI-CITY CIVIC ELECTIONS? SEE PAGE A3

PORT MOODY MAYOR MIKE CLAY Spent: $9,750 Votes: 3,112 $/vote: $3.13

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INSIDE Tom Fletcher/A10 Letters/A11 A Good Read/A17 Community Calendar/A23

You’ll pay for parking in Coq. City Centre target of more pay parking By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam taxpayers are losing thousands of dollars annually on pay parking — and have been for years. Now, city hall says it has a solution. Its plan? More pay parking. Over the past three years, city councillors were told Monday, revenue from fines and parking fees has varied between $63,000 and $88,000 while the average annual cost of enforcement and collection has been close to $100,000. The city hopes that by contracting with the parking services provider Precise Parklink Inc., instead of current provider Impark, and restoring on-street pay parking along Pinetree Way next to Douglas College, it will be able to increase revenues. “Currently, the city is losing revenues associated with the provision of parking services,” said a city staff report. see PARKING K G TURNOVER, U O , page g A6 6 GORD GOBLE PHOTO

Hitting a fade-away jumpshot with 3.4 seconds left in the game, guard Jesse Crookes (above) gave Terry Fox Ravens a 75-74 victory over the Walnut Grove Gators – and the B.C. high school boys’ AAA provincial basketball championship title, the PoCo school’s first since winning back-to-back in 1993 and 1994. The annual tournament belonged to Fox, which also boasted the MVP, Ryan Sclater, and all-star Trevor Casey.

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TRANSPORTATION Drivers in Metro Vancouver may have to pay more to travel. See page A15


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Who spent what in civic elections Coq.: $148k spent in mayoral race By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

For the second election in a row, Mayor Richard Stewart bested candidates who raised more cash and spent more money on their losing Coquitlam mayoralty bids. But the two-term mayor spent more than he planned and was left with a $30,000 bill. Stewart now plans a fundraiser in April to try and earn back some of that cash. “The largest donor is me, we went so much over budget, I had to cover it,” Stewart told The Tri-City Newss yesterday. In what was the most expensive civic race in C o q u i t l a m ’ s h i s t o r y, Stewart spent $66,752.53 on campaign advertising and other expenses while challenger Barrie Lynch, a former councillor, spent $82,040.90 on his campaign. Lynch said the cost was reasonable given that he set up a campaign office and that other mayoralty races for similar sized cities were in the same range. He also defended union endorsements and fundraising from CUPE, of which he is a member as an ambulance paramedic. “These [unions] are people that work in the community,” said Lynch. While Stewart turned down offers from CUPE branches with which the city will be bargaining in the current round of union negotiations, Lynch said he saw the donations from fellow union members as a vote of support. As well, he said, he accepted similar amounts from businesses and other organizations. “I think as a member of city government, you need to be well balanced and it’s important to have balanced donations,” said Lynch. In two successful bids for mayor, Stewart was the

PoCo: Companies, unions spend big By Gary McKenna

MAYOR

THE TRI-CITY NEWS

RICHARD STEWART Raised: $36,752 Spent: $66,752 Votes: 10,050 $6.64 per vote

COUNCIL

BRENT ASMUNDSON Raised: $16,600 Spent: $18,934 Votes: 7,541 $2.51 per vote CRAIG HODGE Raised: $30,994 Spent: $30,984 Votes: 9,424 $3.28 per vote NEAL NICHOLSON Raised: $20,878 Spent: 23,691 Votes: 7,885 $3 per vote TERRY O’NEILL Raised: $21,240 Spent: $21,762 Votes: 7,566 $2.87 per vote MAE REID Raised: $21,650 Spent: $21,190 Votes: 7,784 $2.72 per vote LINDA REIMER Raised: $18,580 Spent: $27,261 Votes: 9,093 $2.90 per vote SELINA ROBINSON Raised: $19,680 Spent: $17,369 Votes: 9,635 $1.80 per vote LOU SEKORA Raised: $26,950 Spent: $30,351 Votes: 8,519 $3.56 per vote most spendthrift, underspending Lynch by about $15,000 in 2011, and spending only $32,000 to Maxine Wilson’s $77,510 in 2008. see REAL ESTATE ESTATE,, page A4

Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore outspent his closest challenger in last fall’s civic election by a margin of 10 to one, according to recently released campaign financial disclosure forms. The incumbent mayor raised $29,799 of the $30,220 he spent in the lead-up to the November vote, spending roughly $5.11 for each of his 5,827 votes. Challenger William Issa raised $1,950 and spent $3,281, paying approximately $1.94 per vote while third-place finisher Patrick Alambets did not raise any money, spent $20 on his campaign and garnered 310 votes. Of the 32 donations Moore received, 22 came from corporations, nine came from individual donors and one came from a trade union. Developers also gave some of the highest donations Moore received for the 2011 campaign. The Dominion Triangle Limited Par tnership and Onni Contractors gave $5,000 each, the largest contributions Moore received, while Mosaic Developments donated $3,600. Other donors to Moore’s campaign include: K&T Properties Ltd. — $2,100; Harmony Real Estate Ventures — $2,000; Liberty Homes — $2,000; Emterra — $2,000; ParkLane Homes — $1,300; and Jack Cewe Ltd. — $1,000. All of Issa’s donations were listed under the corporate class. He received $500 from RPMG Holdings, $500 from Design Roofing and Sheet Metal, $200 from Advance Chemicals and $350 from the Cat and Fiddle Pub. There was considerable variation among the amounts of money council candidates raised and spent in last fall’s election. Of the candidates who won seats on council, Coun. Brad West, who topped the

PoMo: Smaller pop. means smaller bills By Diane Strandberg

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GREG MOORE Raised: $30,220 Spent: $29,764 Votes: 5,827 Cost Per Vote: $5.11

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MIKE FORREST Raised: $0 Spent: $6,253 Votes: 4,219 Cost Per Vote: $1.48 DARRELL PENNER Raised: $1,500 Spent: $5,243 Votes: 4,493 Cost Per Vote: $1.16 GLENN POLLOCK Raised: $12,200 Spent: $11,841 Votes: 3,718 Cost Per Vote: $3.15 DEAN WASHINGTON Raised: $2,750 Spent: $7,054 Votes: 2,802 Cost Per Vote: $2.51 BRAD WEST Raised: $24,950 Spent: $25,085 Votes: 5,219 Cost Per Vote: $4.80 MICHAEL WRIGHT Raised: $50 Spent: $2,805 Votes: 3,361 Cost Per Vote: 83 cents polls, led the way in spending, raising close to $25,000, mainly from unions and developers. The largest contribution he received was from RPMG Holdings, which gave $4,500 to his campaign, and CUPE, which gave $4,250. Coun. Glenn Pollock spent the second most out of the council winners, $11,841, with $3,750 coming from CUPE, and Conwest Contracting Ltd. and Dominion Triangle Ltd. each contributing $2,500. see VETERANS VETERANS,, page A4

Penny pinchers annoyed at the cost of spending for municipal elections will want to keep an eye on Port Moody, where running for office is still relatively inexpensive, especially for incumbents. Running for the mayor’s seat in PoMo in November cost about 50% less per vote compared to Coquitlam, and one mayoralty hopeful spent the equivalent of just two lattes a day on her monthlong bid, although she finished in a distant third among three candidates. Mayor Mike Clay spent $9,750 on his campaign to replace outgoing mayor Joe Trasolini while his main challenger, Robert Simons, spent slightly more, $10,891. Katie Kickbush spent just $188. The amount spent by both Clay and Simons during the last election was considerably less than the $39,095 Trasolini alone spent to secure his seat in the 2008 election, when he faced one relatively unknown challenger. Campaign expenditures for councillors were also relatively modest, owing to the relatively small size of the population (32,000 compared to 126,000 for Coquitlam). But a few candidates, mainly newcomers, spent considerably more than others. Zöe Royer, for example, spent $10,142 in her bid for a vacant council seat, or $5.28 per captured vote. She was the biggest spender in the campaign. Another successful newcomer, Rick Glumac spent $7,536 or $3.01 per captured vote. Diana Dilworth, an incumbent, was one of the top vote getters and one of the most successful fundraisers, collecting $8,624 in contributions and spending $6,072. While in most cities, notably Coquitlam, where the cost of running an election is $17,000 or more per candi-

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MIKE CLAY Raised: $10,344 Spent: $9,750 Votes: 3,112 $3.13 per vote

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DIANA DILWORTH Raised: $8,624 Spent: $6,072 Votes: 2,954 $2.05 per vote BOB ELLIOTT Raised: 0 Spent: $3,707 Votes: 2,519 $1.47 per vote RICK GLUMAC Raised: $7,627 Spent: $7,536 Votes: 2,502 $3.01 per vote GERRY NUTTALL Raised: $50 Spent: $5,408 Votes: 2,482 $2.18 per vote ZOE ROYER Raised: $10,142 Spent: 10,142 Votes: 1,919 $5.28 per vote ROSEMARY SMALL Raised: 0 Spent: $6,971 Votes: 1,689 $4.12 per vote date, competition is tight for union or developer dollars. In Port Moody, however, candidates can still win an election without fundraising. Veteran Coun. Bob Elliott, one of the top vote getters, spent $3,707 of his own money on his campaign while Gerry Nuttall collected just $50 towards his $5,408 campaign — and only because the contributor insisted, he said. And Rosemary Small spent $6,971 of her own money on her successful bid for council. see NO CUPE $ $,, page A4

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continued from page A3 Newly elected Coun. D e a n Wa s h i n g t o n raised $2,750 and spent $7,054 while veterans Michael Wright and Mike For rest also spent a considerable amount of their own money for their campaigns. Forrest did not raise any money and spent $6,235, while Wright raised only $50 and spent $2,805. Coun. Darrell Penner raised $1,500 and spent $5,243. Not all the big spenders were able to secure seats on council. According to his campaign financial disclosure, candidate Eric Hirvonen spent more than $32,000, gar nering only 738 votes. The funds came from a registered elector organization, the Canada Fire Safety Corporation, which Hirvonen runs.

He acknowledged that his election spending grew considerably this time but said original plans were to only spend $50,000 until he was hit by a car while campaigning, which required his supporters to ramp up the campaign while he healed. Stewart said he would like to see spending limits for municipal campaigns in the future. “I accept the idea of spending limits and control,� Stewart said, adding that he suspects voters can see through expensive campaigns and messages. Meanwhile, the story of campaign contributions in the Coquitlam

civic elections continues to be a tale of real estate developers versus unions. Elected councillors wh o r e c e ive d m u c h of their funding from d eve l o p e r s i n cl u d e d Brent Asmundson, Mae Reid, Lou Sekora, Linda Reimer and newcomer Terry O’Neill, a former Tri-City Newss columnist. Successful candidates who received a significant amount of CUPE funding, typically in the $7,500 range, as well as developer funding, were Selina Robinson, Neal Nicholson and another newcomer, Craig Hodge, a former Tri-City News photographer. Another regular donor to the Coquitlam civic election was Great

Canadian Casino, owner of the Boulevard Casino. As well, gravel operators Jack Cewe and Allard Contractors, and a group called One World Farms Inc., gave funds of between $250 to $500 to many candidates. The top developer contribution was $5,000 from Wesbild to Stewart’s campaign while most developer contributions were in the $1,000 to $2,500 range. Stewart said it’s not surprising real estate developers contribute to civic campaigns because “they are interested in the governance of the system.� He noted, however, that councillors don’t negotiate with developers like they do with CUPE. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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BCTF slammed ed. minister for China mission By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A visit by B.C. Education Minister George Abbott to China is good news for School District 43’s international education program, which has been in a battle to attract students in recent years. That’s the word from assistant superintendent Patricia Gartland, who heads the district’s l u c r at ive p ro g r a m , which draws 1,000 foreign students a year. “I think the minister’s visit to China will help to underline that B.C. values the building of a positive, friendly relationship with China and wishes to establish a solid foundation for collaboration and cooperation,” Gartland said in an email to The Tri-City News. “The importance of equipping our students with international skills will be emphasized. This supports our international education program.” The BC Teachers’

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“Implementation of a new pay parking services strategy and the proposed contract will result in increased revenues and a positive cash flow over time.” The new pay parking strategy has been divided into three phases. First, the city will install new pay parking machines over the next three months at its current pay lots at Pinetree Community Centre, City Centre Aquatic Complex and Evergreen Cultural Centre. In the second phase, parking meters will be re-introduced along Pinetree Way where, previously, 116 metered spaces existed. That process should be completed at some point in July. A third phase, which would require further study and approval of council, calls for the possible expansion of on-street pay parking in the City Centre to include Pipeline Road, Guildford Way, Glen Drive and several other side streets in the neighbourhood. The third phase would also consider raising pay parking rates from

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Drivers will soon see parking meters on Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. 50 cents to $1 per hour, something Coun. Mae Reid said she would oppose if the initiative came back to council. “We are trying to attract people to our City Centre,” she said. “I do not believe in raising the parking fee.” Mayor Richard Stewart said he would like to see a system where the first hour is free in order to encourage quick parking turnover in the city’s major commercial area. The current system, which forces a motorist to pay for an entire hour even if they only need 10 minutes, should also be changed, he said.

“The goal of pay parking isn’t necessarily revenue generation,” he said. “It is to keep parking turnover for local businesses.” With the Evergreen Line on the way, Stewart said the city needs to reconsider its parking rates and strategy for the City Centre neighbourhood. The rapid transit line, which is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016, is expected to bring increased traffic to Coquitlam and the Douglas College area. “The pur pose for street parking isn’t for commuters,” he said. “We obviously don’t want parking spaces taken up in front of local businesses for 10 hours by someone who is commuting to Vancouver.” With the new parking strategy, the city will also be adding 35 hours of bylaw enforcement, meaning pay lots will be patrolled between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. six days a week. The city’s previous parking enforcement contract with Impark expired in 2008 and has been renewed on an annual basis since then. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of shoplifting from a Coquitlam drug store. The store in the Laurentian Belaire area has been hit by shoplifters a number of times recently, and all the thefts are

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Anmore will be getting an outdoor fitness park. Located next to Anmore elementary, the fitness and recreation park will feature a 27-station fitness circuit, a modular unit with one to two washrooms and storage space for equipment. The tennis court will also be spruced up, with a new surface and landscaping. “This grant will provide Anmore residents with a fitness and recreational facility, surrounded by the natural environment we are fortunate to live within,” Mayor Heather Anderson said in press a release. Project funding of almost $105,000 is coming from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

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The driver did not stop to check on the injured woman and drove around her to get away from the scene, according to police. The pedestrian received nonlife threatening injuries to her lower back, hips and leg. The pick-up truck is described as a large, light-gold or yellow vehicle with a canopy. There is a window on the back of the canopy and the truck may have raised suspension, as

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Passengers on a Coquitlam bus got a serious scare when a tree crashed down on top of it at about noon on Monday. “We were very fortunate because there were no serious injuries on board,” said TransLink s p o ke s p e r s o n E r i n Dermer. The 169 bus was on Lougheed Highway, heading to Coquitlam Station, when the tree came down on the bus near Pitt River Road. Dermer said a CN Rail contractor was felling trees when one crashed into the bus. Three ambulances responded and an infant suffered some superficial injuries. She was assessed by paramedics and released. There was damage to the roof of the bus as well as a broken windshield and some broken windows on the side of the bus.

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he alarm has been raised that the federal government is about to turn the clock back on fisheries protection by about 35 years. According to documents released by retired fisheries biologist Otto Langer and introduced in the House of Commons by New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly last week, the government plans to strip habitat protection for fish in Section 35 of the Fisheries Act, effectively making creek and stream protection a thing of the past. Documents produced by Langer indicate the government plans to remove a ban against activity that results in the “harmful alteration, disruption or disruption or destruction of fish habitat” and replacing it with a ban on activity that has an “adverse effect on a fish of economic, cultural or ecological value.” While on the surface, it looks like the changes would protect fish, it’s not clear how when fish rely on a healthy environment, ecosystem or habitat to thrive. If it can’t be proven that a species of fish has special value, then can the habitat — creek, river or stream — be legally destroyed? No official word has come that the Stephen Harper government might back down from these changes. On the contrary, Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield has criticized the current act, saying it inhibits the normal activities of Canadian property owners. Indeed, many have heard stories of property owners who were prevented from subdividing because there’s a ditch in the way that sometimes has fish in it. And there are times when it’s hard to understand the “economic” or “environmental” value of a creek or stream but lack of knowledge or understanding about how our watersheds work is the reason most of them were paved over, culverted or diverted in the 1960s and 1970s, leaving us low fish returns today. Ignoring for a moment the secretive way the government appears to be moving on this matter, the idea that fish, and the rest of the planet, can be altered unless an economic argument can be made to save it, is shortsighted at best. At worst, it ignores the web of life that even the youngest pre-schooler understands when they marvel at the abundant life in the tiny creek flowing in their neighbourhood.

What’s wrong with connecting students with jobs? BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA he noise of the teachers’ strike drowned out debate on the B.C. budget so thoroughly that one of Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s more controversial ideas only made the news last week. Reporters dubbed it “Welfare Air.” Falcon plans a pilot program to offer social assistance recipients training and airfare if they can line up a job in B.C.’s northern energy boomtowns. Workers are being imported to fill jobs there while in Metro Vancouver and elsewhere, the number of single employable people applying for social assistance is rising. Much of oil and gas work is dirty and dangerous. These days, most industrial jobs involve sophisticated electronics and the technical skill level required is high. But there are entry-level jobs going begging and relatively high pay is offered to fill positions in a short-

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staffed service sector in the Peace region. NDP MLA Carole James, no stranger to northern B.C., dismissed Falcon’s plan as a stunt. There are unemployed people in the region who should be offered training before we start flying people up from Vancouver, James said. Yet I repeatedly hear from northern employers that the labour shortage is real and growing. The NDP warns that B.C. faces a future of “people without jobs and jobs without people.” Mostly they blame the BC Liberals for removing apprenticeship programs from union control. I spoke with James about post-secondary needs a couple of weeks ago. She mentioned NDP leader Adrian Dix’s signature policy to restore B.C. student grants, funded by a capital tax on financial institutions. She also agreed that part of the problem is young people taking post-secondary education that leads to fields with poor job prospects. I suggested that if B.C. taxpayers are to increase their subsidy to post-secondary students, already worth about two thirds of

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their schooling costs, perhaps grants could be targeted to areas of pressing economic need. To my surprise, James agreed that is worth considering. This is significant, not only because it is likely to be unpopular in the education establishment. There is a good chance that James, a former school trustee, will be B.C.’s education minister in 14 months. After writing about the labour shortage last week, I was bombarded with messages from an irate Vancouver high school teacher who mocked the whole notion as corporate propaganda. No labour shortage exists, globally or in B.C., he claimed; rather, “capitalists” of the “one per cent” have tried to “vocationalize” public education for a century but the “people” have always “resisted.” Radical socialists aside, why would matching student aid to employment demand be unpopular with teachers? Education Minister George Abbott offered a clue during the lengthy debate over ending the teachers’ strike. Abbott noted that for every three teachers coming out of B.C.

universities, there is currently only one job available. Certainly student debt is an issue worth discussing. And most would agree it’s easier to pay off loans if one can find a job in one’s field upon graduation. Should further subsidies go to soon-to-be-unemployed teachers? No. Our education system trains too many people for what they want to do rather than what the economy needs. And our economy definitely does not need more kids taught Marxist claptrap. Further to that, a tax on banks will be popular with some of today’s students, who protested against capitalism in the “occupy” camps that will resume as the weather improves. Others will examine the idea and conclude that financial institutions will simply recover the tax from customers and perhaps find ways to get the job done with fewer employees. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Cops better than faregates will be The Editor, Re. “TransLink must cut costs, starting with its cops” (Opinion, The TriCity News, March 16). In his guest column, Jordan Bateman of the C ana dia n Taxpayers Federation misguidedly set his sights on B.C.’s only multi-jurisdictional police force, the Transit Police. Not only does he have his figures about salaries wrong but Transit Police should be part of the solution to TransLink’s money woes — especially relating to faregates. The $171.3 million earmarked for the faregate and smart card project is only the tip of the iceberg. Smart cards and faregates will be among the largest infrastructure costs for 2011-’13, more than the amount slated for bus replacement and rapid transit fleet expenditures combined. And it’s not yet clear how TransLink will cover the ongoing operational maintenance and funding costs. Several studies commissioned by TransLink itself, including a 2008 PricewaterhouseCooper

study, have conclusively demonstrated that faregates do not justify their cost. Additionally, TransLink tries to claim that faregates will protect riders but they are on record admitting faregates are mostly about creating the perception of rider safety and security. The sworn constables of the Transit Police, however, are about more than fares. The Transit Police provide reliable, consistent security to a crucial transportation system. Their service does not compromise open and simple design, which allows for easy entry and exit in case of emergency and straightforward access for mobility-impaired passengers. And their powers to protect and serve transit riders do not end at one municipality’s borders. A strong and well integrated Transit Police force would go a long way to protecting transit riders from crime, and TransLink from unnecessary expenditures. David Black, President, COPE 378

Why widen North Rd.? The Editor, Re. “North Road widening latest Evergreen work” (The Tri-City News, March 16). From Austin to Clarke, North Road has four traffic lanes, two curb parking lanes and a median. If the object of the Evergreen Line is to encourage commuters to leave their fossil-fuelled vehicles at home, then I am puzzled why North Road is being widened. Surely a temporary parking ban combined with alternate routes would suffice. D. B. Wilson, Port Moody

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residential units is also something the city will have to consider as the neighbourhood redevelops. During Monday night’s meeting, several councillors said they are concer ned with what would happen to development proposals currently before the city while the neighbourhood and transit plans are being developed. Two pre-applications have been submitted to planning staff that call for townhouse developments on the periphery of the Burquitlam neighbourhood area. Council voted in favour of an amended proposal that would enable staff to move forward with its planning docu-

tions and higher residential densities in a pedestrian-friendly environment within a 10- to 15-minute walking distance of stations,� said a staff report. The city will also require an update to its Burquitlam Neighbourhood Plan, which was drafted in 2002 and does not adequately support the Evergreen Line, according to the report. Over the next 40 to 50 years, additional roads, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure will be required along with public amenities for the higher densities that are expected to move into the Burquitlam area. The potential displacement of rental

ments while simultaneously allowing current development proposals in the area to progress. “From a fairness perspective, this might be

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Metro Vancouver drivers may pay either an annual vehicle registration fee or a new regional carbon tax to shore up TransLink’s finances for the short term. The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation wants the province to enable both of those sources as possible ways to raise $30 million a year that will otherwise get added to TransLink property taxes starting in 2013. The mayors are also asking the province to authorize a comprehensive system of road pricing that could add tolls to bridges, highways and other major arteries throughout the region to fund future rounds of transit expansion. In addition to road pricing, long-term funding sources proposed in a letter from the mayors to Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom include higher gas taxes, the vehicle fee and either a regional carbon tax or a share of revenue from the existing carbon tax. All of them would hit motorists up for more money. “Most people get that if

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we want more, we have to find a way to pay for it,” Mayors Council vice-chair Peter Fassbender said. “We’re looking at putting everything on the table and seeing what makes sense. We’re initially zeroing in on those things that the work we’ve done so far suggests are the most equitable and fair.” The mayors hope the province will pass legislation this spring to enable both the short- and longterm funding sources. They would then decide exactly which of the two short-term sources to introduce later this year to avoid the property tax increase, which would charge the average Metro house an extra $23. The mayors council would likely take a number of years to decide which longer-term funding sources to use and how to structure a road pricing system, if that is to be used. Fassbender had no estimate yet of how much an annual vehicle fee might

average, but the letter from the mayors suggests it should vary based on engine size, fuel consumption and emissions rating to reward fuel-efficient cars and punish highemitting gas guzzlers. TransLink previously proposed a vehicle registration fee in 2010 varying from $15 to $55 per vehicle per year, averaging $38. It was expected to generate $39 million but it did not proceed that year. Fassbender said one option would be to charge a lower vehicle fee in parts of the region that are under-served by transit and more in areas with good service. “We see it as [charged] across passenger and commercial vehicles — not just one category,” he said. “We want to be sure whatever we do is fair and equitable across the spectrum.” He denied the request for enabling legislation now is an attempt to get new sources in place before they become a political football going into next year’s provincial election. “When it comes to government policy, there a re n o g u a r a n t e e s, ” Fassbender said, acknowl-

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TERRY FOX ROCKS: Port Coquitlam school’s boys’ hoops team wins provincials • More in Sports, page A30

Terry Fox Ravens had to win four straight games in order to capture the 2012 AAA boys’ high school basketball championship. On this page are photos from the final two: the semi-final against White Rock Christian Warriors and the final against Walnut Grove Gators. Above left: Fox’s Alex Nesterenko (11) dribbles against a Gators defender. Above right, Ryan Sclater (15), the tournament MVP and leading scorer for Fox in the final, goes up for a shot. Below left, Fox’s Ryrel Ratich (20) dives for a ball. Bottom left, Daniel Collins (13) goes up for a shot. Below centre: In the semi, eventual championship hero Jesse Crookes looks to lay one in against the Warriors. Bottom right, Fox head coach Steve Hanson and crew cheer on their teammates. (The assistant coaches are: Brooke Moss, Brad Petersen and Andrew Ruditsch.)

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How does your garden grow? Learn Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden is hosting workshops this month to get local gardeners, well, inspired. Among the workshops, which are for gardeners 16 years and older, are: • Zero Mile Diet: How to Plan a Food G a rd e n : Arzeena Hamir from Richmond Food Security and Terra Nova Farm will teach gardeners about growing food — what and when to plant and how to have an abundant harvest. Participants will get a free seed packet to take home. The workshop runs from 10 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 24. Cost is $5 per person. • Landscaping Basics: How to Hire a Professional L a n d s c a p e r : Kelly

Koome, Catherine Dale, and Rochelle La VieilleCooke, who are all industry professionals, will teach participants what they need to know before hiring a professional landscaper. The workshop runs from 1 to 2 p.m. this Sunday, March 25. Cost is $10 per person. • Site Anal ysis: Catherine Dale, with more than 30 years experience in the horticulture industry, will go over some of the basics of site analysis for starting or renovating a garden in order to make a plan. The workshop runs from 2:15 to 3 p.m. this Sunday, March 25. Cost is $5 per person. To register for any of the courses, go to www. coquitlam.ca; call 604-9274386 weekdays between

8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; or go to Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, City Centre Aquatic Complex, Dogwood Pavilion, Glen Pine Pavilion or Pinetree Community Centre. All workshops are at the Inspiration Garden in the southeast part of Town Centre Park (at the corner of Pipeline Road and Guildford Way). The Coquitlam Inspiration Garden is an educational, teaching garden that serves T r i - C i t y r e s i d e n t s, hosting workshops, seminars and special events throughout the growing season, from March through October. For more information, contact the Inspiration Garden program leader at garden@coquitlam.ca or go to www.coquitlam. ca/inspirationgarden.

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Info for seniors’ caregivers If you care for an older adult, you need to care for yourself, too. That’s why Tri-Cities Caregivers Connections, Fraser Home Health, Alzheimer’ Society of B.C. and a lawyer are hosting an information session next Wednesday for caregivers — a spouse, adult child, friend, etc. — who are providing support to a person 40 or older living in the TriCities. A case manager and an occupational therapist and

a physiotherapist from Fraser Home Health will provide information on: • how to navigate the home health system; • options for home support and other community based services; • help to understand housing options; • and ways to prevent injuries for the senior and the caregiver. A representative from the Alzheimer Society of BC will provide info on: • programs and services available through

the Alzheimer Society; • understanding the nature of Alzheimer’s, including changing behaviours and related dementias; • and tips on communication and support of those with Alzheimer’s. A lawyer will speak about power of attorney, representation agreements and wills as well as other matters that you as the caregiver and the person you are supporting need to have in place. The info session will be

held Wednesday, March 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam. The cost is $5 per person. To register, call Wilson Centre 604-927-7970; early registration is recommended. For more infor mation, call Linda Western, Tri-Cities Care givers Connections’ program manager at 604-927-7917. This program is funded by United Way and sponsored by Wilson Centre Seniors Advisory Association.

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Books battle next week in PoMo Spectators are welcome at the fifth annual Battle of the Books later this month in Port Moody. Everyone is invited to cheer as School District 43 middle school students compete to see who knows the most about their books. The exciting final competition is set for Wednesday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre, at PoMo city hall. No registration is required to drop in as a spectator. During the competition, 12 teams will face off in a tournament-style

book trivia contest. Trivia questions are based on six top-notch books chosen by local teacher librarians. This year’s titles are: Fish by L.S. Matthews; The Alchemyst by Michael Scott; Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper; Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver; The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer; and Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick. Competing middle schools are: Sir Frederick Banting, Citadel, Como Lake, Hillcrest, Maillard, Kwayhquitlum, Maple

Creek, Minnekhada, Montgomery, Moody, Scott Creek and Summit. All Battle of the Books participants will receive a medallion to recognize their hard work but only one school will take home the first prize cup. This trophy will be engraved with the winning school’s name and will become property of the first-place school — until next year’s Battle. For more information about the program, contact Maryn Ashdown, at 604-469-4635 or mashdown@portmoody.ca.

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“This is an opportunity to divert stuff away from the dump,” PoCo Mayor Greg Moore said in a press release. “As an environmental leader, we’re continuing to encourage our residents to watch their waste-line and reuse whatever they can.” To participate, Port Coquitlam residents need to plan a garage sale at their home on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who wish to

register can go to www. portcoquitlam.ca/garagesale or pick up the forms at city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.) or the city operations centre (1737 Broadway St.). The city will not be picking up any unsold items and are encouraging people to donate leftovers to charity, including: • Salvation Ar my Thrift Store (2275 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam); • Crossroads Hospice

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR FRIDAY, MARCH 23

• Ya-Xwa powwow to be held at Kwayhquitlum middle school March 23-25; there will native arts and crafts, powwow culture, drumming and singing.

WED., MARCH 28

• Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club small stamp auction – everyone welcome; viewing starts at 7 p.m., auction after 8 p.m. in the McGee Room at Poirier community centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306.

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• Final day for receipt of applications for the $1,000 Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary bursary, which is offered annually to a graduating student living in the Tri-Cities who is planning on pursuing a post-secondary education in health care. Eligibility details and application forms are available at all secondary schools in the Tri-Cities and also at the Eagle Ridge Hospital gift shop. Info: Diana, 604-9366189. • Open house and coffee party, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., hosted by CoquitlamMaillardville NDP MLA Diane Thorne at her constituency office, 102-1108 Austin Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-933-2001.

MARCH 28: ERH BAZAAR

• Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary spring bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the ERH lobby; spring floral arrangements, crafts, sewing, knit and crochet items and more. Proceeds will be used for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items for the hospital.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary annual Easter chocolate sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the ERH lobby, featuring chocolates from Chocolate Works. Proceeds will be used for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items for ERH.

PARENTS, KIDS • Parents, grandparents, and caregivers who want to connect with others who are raising children, gain and offer support and understanding, gain information about parenting and other concerns, and have their children cared for while doing so, free of charge, can join a parent support circle. Parent Support Services of BC runs a Thursday evening circle 6-8 p.m. in Coquitlam. The support circle is an anonymous, confidential self-help group for parents with children 12 years old and under. Info: 604-669-1616 or www.parentsupportbc.ca.

• Breastfeeding or pregnant and wanting to learn more? Looking for information or help? La Leche League Coquitlam groups offer informal, guided discussions and a chance to connect with other nursing mothers. New meeting location: Share Family and Community Services, 2615 Clarke St., PoMo. Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Women interested in breastfeeding and their children are invited to free monthly LLL meetings. Info: 604-520-4623 or www.lllc.ca. • Baker’s Corner Preschool is a parent-participation pre-school that offers play-based classes for three- and four-year-olds and is located in Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com. • Share Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop– in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview

community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play–based program for children up to five years old and their parents/caregivers. Info: Azar, 604–936-3900. • Learning Disabilities Association is offering keyboarding for kids program at Miller Park elementary school, tutor training and parent advocacy training. The association also has lending library of books, videos and other materials at the family resource centre at Westwood elementary school, PoCo. Info: 604-461-1167. • Parent and Tot Drop-in: open to parents with children from birth to 5 years old; offers safe and nurturing environment; children learn songs, stories and eat healthy snacks together; parents are full participants; free; open 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam, and 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Seaview elementary school, PoMo. Info: Arshia, 604-937-6971. • Tri-City Family Place, a drop in centre for children up to five with their caregivers, is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (September to June), 2062 Manning Ave., PoCo. Info: 604-942-4672.

MacLean Homes Salisbury Ltd Notice of a Public Information Meeting • Share Family and Community Services parent support circle runs Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Mountain View elementary school, 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. Open to all parents, grandparents and/or caregivers. Participation is free and childminding and snacks are available. Info: 604-937-6970. • Pleasantside Play Pals, a non-profit parent-participation play group for newborns to pre-schoolers at Old Orchard Hall, PoMo; parents/caregivers invited every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. • Parents and tots gather to play and learn in a Jewish-themed environment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. Info: 604-5527221 or info@burquest. org.

“Rezoning Application to develop a 17-unit Townhouse development at 2132 - 2140 Salisbury Avenue” Date:

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6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Kwayhquitlum Middle School Multi-purpose room 3280 Flint Street Port Coquitlam, BC Application #: DP000148 & RZ000080 Zoning: From RS1 (Single Family Residential 1) to RTh3 (Residential Townhouse 3).

MacLean Homes Salisbury Ltd. has applied to rezone the properties located at 2132 - 2140 Salisbury Avenue to allow for the construction of 17 new ground orientated townhomes. At the meeting we will be presenting the designs and layouts of the proposed new homes, the road improvements that will include sidewalks along Salisbury and laneway improvements to allow for parking from the rear of the development. We invite you to review our proposal and we are open to your suggestions and input for the new development. Please feel free to contact the following for any additional information:

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary annual Easter chocolate sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the ERH lobby (also on April 5), featuring chocolates from Chocolate Works. Proceeds will be used for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items for ERH. • Hyde Creek Watershed Society AGM, 7:15 p.m., Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo; guests welcome. Info: 604461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.

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• Step By Step Child Development Society Family Resource Rooms open for drop-in at the following locations: Old Orchard Hall in Ioco Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m., Harbour View elementary school Monday and Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. and at the Blue Mountain Park Scouts’ Hall on Wed from 10-11:30. Call 604-931-1977 for more information or visit www.step-by-step.ca • Millside Family Resource Centre is open Fridays, 9-11 a.m. for parents and caregivers with kids up to 6 years; staff co-ordinate play, circle time and crafts. Millside elementary is at 1432 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. Info: Arshia, 604-540-9161. • Mountain View Family Resource Centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. at 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam for parents and caregivers with kids up to 6 years; staff co-ordinate play, circle time and crafts. Info: Arshia, 604-540-9161. • Drop-in for parents/ caregivers and children 5 and younger, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Birchland School Family Place, 1331 Fraser St.,

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws.

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• Simon Fraser Society for Community Living hosts Family Support, Education and Networking Group, for families with children with developmental or physical disabilities throughout the school year. For more information, please contact the Family and Individual Support Program at 604-525-9494. PoCo. Info: Westcoast Family Resources Society, 604-941-7828. • Como Lake United church children’s choir for kids ages 6 to 10 meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: Elena, 604-468-2733. • ADHD parent support group meets 7-9 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, family resource centre, Coronation Park elementary school, 135 Balmoral Dr., PoMo. • Christian Service Brigade and Senior Girls Alive at Westwood Community Church, 1294 Johnson St., Coquitlam, invite youth 11-18 to join them on Wednesday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Battalion program. Info: Ronnie Tan, 604-908-1847. • Autism Tri-Cities information and support group for adults with relatives with autism spectrum disorder. Info: Clair, 604939-5157.

• Coquitlam Play Centre parent participation play group meets, 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-936-2303. • PoCoMo Mothers of Multiples club meets the third Thursday of the month. Info: Brenda, 604937-5534. • Parents Together is a mutual help group for parents experiencing conflict with their teen(s), meets in PoCo. Info: 604-325-0556. • Learning Disabilities Association meets the third Thursday of each month at the family resource centre at Westwood elementary school, PoCo, 7-9 p.m. • The Ark Child Services, a non-profit counselling agency specializing in supporting families going through separation and divorce, has an office in the Tri-Cities. Info: Lee Cassels, 604-461-2124.

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Road & Utility Improvements Please use alternate routes to avoid delays. ™ North Road/Clarke Road – Ebert Ave. to Morrison Ave. Construction of new watermain replacement by Pedre Contractors Ltd. 604-881-2411. Phase 1 (South of Foster Ave. to Smith Ave.) water connections underway. Phase 2 (Smith Ave. to South of Como Lake Ave.) nearing completion. Phase 3 (Clarke Rd./Como Lake Ave. intersection area starting soon. Night work (Mon to Fri. 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) scheduled to begin week of March 19th onwards for this Phase. Traffic pattern changes and lane closures will be in place. Expect delays. (see ad elsewhere for more details).

™ Brookmere Neighbourhood Waterworks and Paving Rehabilitation – Storm and sanitary inspection chambers March 5 to June 1 installation by Ace Excavating in area bounded by Whiting Way, Ebert Ave, Denton St, and Perth Ave starting with Ebert Ave. Denton Street will include water line replacement. Traffic control will be in place. Ace Excavating Ltd. 604 421-5778.

™ Huron Drive and Oneida Drive – watermain replacement and relocation – Construction of new watermain replacement and relocation starting April 2, 2011. Traffic control will be in place. Work to take place Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by City construction crew, 604-927-6247.

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™ Spuraway Avenue / Beach Court Watermain Relocation – Relocation of water services on 2600 Spuraway Ave. Block and Beach Crt during Spring break week of March 12 to 23 by contractor Ace Excavating Ltd. 604 421-5778. Block and Beach Crt during Spring break week of March 12 to 23. Traffic control will be in place. Visit www.coquitlam.ca/Road-UtilityProjects for details Engineering and Public Works Customer Service Line: 604-927-3500. Open 24 Hours/7 Days a week.

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The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for the Public Hearing items – please register by telephone at 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting during which it will give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda. Item #1

Reference No. 11 018363 RZ Bylaw No. 4290, 2012 Address: 812 Westwood Street

The intent of Bylaw No. 4290, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4290, 2012 from RS-1 OneFamily Residential to RS-4 OneFamily Compact Residential.

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If approved, the application would facilitate subdivision (i.e. lot line adjustment) of two lots to accommodate the existing house within one lot (375m2) and create a remaining lot (403m2).

Item #2

Reference Nos. 11 012322 OC and 11 012321 RZ Bylaw Nos. 4291 and 4292, 2012 Address: 3429 Harper Road

The intent of Bylaw No. 4291, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Citywide Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3479, 2001 to revise the land use designation of the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4291, 2012 from Large Single Family and Environmentally Sensitive Area to Large Village Single Family and Environmentally Sensitive Area. The intent of Bylaw No. 4292, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4292, 2012 from RS-2 One-Family Suburban Residential to RS-8 Large Village Single Family Residential and P-5 Special Park. If approved, the application would facilitate the development of approximately 45 onefamily residential lots.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Item #3

Reference No. 11 012335 RZ Bylaw No. 4293, 2012 Addresses: 730 and 734 Dogwood Street

The intent of Bylaw No. 4293, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4293, 2012 from RT-2 Townhouse Residential to RM-2 Three-Storey Medium Density Apartment Residential.

New online calendar Maybe you’ve noticed our new online calendar at www.tricitynews.com — it’s definitely not the old one. The new calendar requires no login or password, and the form to submit an item is easy to use. You can add your item to The Tri-City News’’ online calendar and even decide to place it in the calendars of other Black Press community newspaper websites.

Additional information related to this application, including a copy of the permit, may be inspected from Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Planning and Development Department, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Additional information concerning this application may also be obtained by contacting Chris Jarvie, Development Planner, at 604927-3438 or cjarvie@coquitlam.ca.

Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to Monday, March 26, 2012 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.

Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Please also be advised that video recordings of Public Hearings are streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca. Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: • At the Public Hearing (please hand submission to the Clerk); • Online by emailing clerks@coquitlam.ca; • By regular mail to 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; • In person to the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; • Or by fax to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015.

It is expected that this application will come before Council for consideration at their Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2012. The Council Meeting, at which the application will be considered, starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2.

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The City has received an application for a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) for the property located at 1401 Austin Avenue. If this permit is approved it would temporarily allow vehicle parking for visitors and patrons of the Hillside Community Church (1393 Austin Avenue) on portions of the subject property for a minimum period of three (3) years.

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If approved, the application would facilitate the development of a three-storey building with approximately 22 stacked townhouse units.

You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430.

You can also spread the word about your event to Facebook and Twitter from our calendar. It’s free to submit an item and there’s even a spot for an image — say a rehearsal photo from a high school play. A Tri-City News newsroom staffer will check each item before it posts to make sure it complies with our guidelines, which lead off the submission

If you wish to provide input in writing please submit your comments to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: • By email to clerks@coquitlam.ca; • In person at the City Clerk’s Office which is located on the second floor of City Hall at 3000 Guildford Way; • By fax at 604-927-3015. Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and potentially on our website as part of a future agenda package at www.coquitlam.ca.

To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure you forward it to the City Clerk’s Office prior to noon on the day of the hearing. Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam.ca. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any of the bylaws described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

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Magicians Christopher Taylor (left) and Damien Carriere, with his wife, Michelle, are two of the three performers in Saturday’s Magic & Mystery show at the Terry Fox Theatre.

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repare to have your minds blown. That is, if you’re in the audience when Matthew Johnson, Christopher Taylor and Damien Carriere perform their Magic & Mystery show at the Terry Fox Theatre this Saturday night. The three magicians, two of whom live in Port Coquitlam, are joining forces to showcase their awe-inspiring talents that will leave show-goers, well, pretty awed. (Seriously, a brief demonstration of some tricks and illusions during a recent interview left this reporter completely stunned and more than a little freaked out.) That might be because the magicians each have some significant stage-cred. Carriere, who lives in Chilliwack, had a rotating roster of no fewer than 11 resorts that he performed at regularly by the time he was 16 years old. Since then he’s picked up a handful of

international awards, and performed if I do say so myself.” around the world from North America “Nobody’s ever called me,” Johnson to the Great Wall of China. deadpanned. While Taylor specializes in a type Johnson, originally from the UK, has become a master at of magic called mentalseveral types of magic, ism, essentially crafting having honed his skills those goose-bump moin stints spanning from ments where he seems Japan to Las Vegas. to read your mind, Johnson’s set is all about These days, he’s most often touring the world, his larger-than-life perteaching fellow magisonality and non-stop cians the ropes at global humour. conferences. After graduating from And Taylor, a onehigh school in the UK, Johnson joined the cirtime elementary teacher from Maple Ridge, decus as a clown. Later cided to take his magic he spent a couple of act from school club to years perfor ming on full-time gig when he cruise ships, followed got a call from David by another two years in Copperfield — yes, that Nagoya, Japan as an ilDavid Copperfield — lusionist (tricks like slicasking for Taylor’s help ing people in half, piercMATTHEW JOHNSON crafting an illusion. ing the assistant with multiple swords, etc.). “He’d seen an online effect I’d done and wanted me to build When he left Japan about 14 years him one,” Taylor said. “He compli- ago he didn’t want to lug all the heavy mented me and said I was ‘brilliant,’ props with him, so once he landed in

B.C. Johnson re-made his act into an energetic, uproariously funny, occasionally politically incorrect schtick complete with bizarre balloon art, juggling and anything else that falls firmly in the tongue-in-cheek camp. “I do some crazy dancing, I’m a model for the Gap, a bouncer for Toys ‘R’ Us,” Johnson said. “It’s fun, upbeat and off the wall.” “And there’s really good magic, too,” Taylor interjected, noting his friend is a master at close-up magic, the sleight-of-hand card tricks that leave viewers utterly baffled. “See why I love this guy?” Johnson replied. “That’s why we work so well together... I’m the nutbar and he’s the calm, collected, mysterious performer.” Taylor, who has also been consulted by Criss Angel of Mindfreak fame, is a member of the Psychic Entertainers Association (dubbed the “secret squirrel society” by his wife), building his show on the eery sense that he can literally read your mind.

A Coquitlam composer will be featured in the upcoming Sonic Boom Festival. Evan Watkins’ p i e c e, T ra c i n g Shadows, will be performed on Saturday, March 24 at the Western Front (303 E. 8th Ave., Vancouver) at 7:30 p.m. The piece will b e p l aye d by T h e Wo o dw a rd Band, with Paolo Bortolussi on flute, Colin MacDonald on alto saxophone, Roderick Murray on trombone and Meaghan Williams on contrabass viol (bass). “A shadow is only a temporary indication of an object’s presence,” Watkins wrote in his artist’s bio. “The orchestration...lends itself to a wide palette of soft timbres, which are firmly taken advantage of. The saxophone acts as a way of stitching together the timbres of the trombone and flute.” Wa t k i n s h a s attended SFU’s S ch o o l fo r t h e Contemporary Arts since 2008. Prior to becoming a composer, Watkins’ passion for music was expressed through clarinet performance, in both jazz and chamber music settings. Fellow TriCity resident and musician Gene Emerson is in Sonic Boom’s master class led by SFU’s Owen Underhill. Visit www.vancouverpromusica.ca for more information.

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PoCo native stars in Wilde’s Earnest By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Ella Simon and Charlie Gallant in the Arts Club Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. venture,� Simon said of her character. To make up for the lack of intrigue and excitement in her world, Cardew creates a love story for herself, one where she marries a dashing man named Ernest. Soon enough Cardew (along with Gwendolen Fairfax, the other female lead in the play, who also dreams of marrying a man named Ernest) meets Algernon,

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D i r e c t o r D av i d Mackay calls the play “line for line, the funniest play written in the English language.â€? The secret is to play the serious subject matters, such as marriage, friendships and child/ parent relationships, with triviality while treating trivial matters — losing your cigarette case, choosing where to eat and what to read — with paramount urgency. Mackay describes it as “sweat the little stuff, and treat important matters in the most blasĂŠ manner. “I think we always run the risk of taking life far too seriously,â€? he said in a release. “Thankfully, with this great comedic cast, we hope to take the piss out of that.â€? • The Importance of Being Earnest plays at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville St., Vancouver) until April 15. Tickets are $29 to $65, available at 604-687-1644 or www.artsclub.com. spayne@tricitynews.com

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The Port Moody Arts Centre Society is asking for entries for the 2013 Wearable Art Awards. The deadline is Nov. 15, 2012. category. A total of $6,000 in prize money will be awarded.

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VISUAL ARTS • Evergreen Cultural Centre: Bratsa Bonifacho: Inside Habitat Pixel, until April 7 • Leigh Square Community Arts Village: The F Word – In celebration of International Women’s Day, until April 2 • Place des Arts: Benoi Deschênes’ Saint-JeanPort-Joli/Maillardville . . . Village to Village, a special exhibition for Festival du Bois, until March 17 • Port Moody Arts Centre: Kate Scoones’ ordinary happiness, Jody MacDonald’s Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?, Helen Daniels’ Photography Lomography and Colette Lisoway’s Cabinet of Curiosity, until April 8. • Port Moody Public Library: Gleneagle secondary’s art students • Port Coquitlam city hall: Art Focus artists Gail

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“It’s a branch of magic that feels very real,” he explained. In one trick, for example, a wife is seated on stage while Taylor stands beside her husband several rows up in the audience. She’s instructed to stand up the moment she feels a touch, which she does the moment Taylor taps the husband on the shoulder. “It’s all about connection,” Taylor said. “And that’s why it’s such a good mix with my brash humour,” Johnson quips. “Because it’d be hard to take two hours of either of us,” Taylor adds. And when the show ends, be prepared to leave the the theatre wo n d e r i n g , “ H ow ’d he DO that?” because, like any true magician, these guys aren’t giving up their secrets. Believe me, I tried. • The Magic & Mystery show is at the

Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) Saturday, March 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, available by calling 604788-9046. Vi s i t w w w. t e r r y foxtheatre.com for more details. spayne@tricitynews.com

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As tough as Walnut Grove was to crack Saturday night, Terry Fox Ravens’ guard Jesse Crookes shattered the Langley school’s hopes with one gigantic, lastgasp strike. Crookes connected on a 15-foot jumper with 3.4 seconds remaining

to give No. 5-ranked Fox an astounding 75-74 victory over the gritty No. 6-seeded Walnut Grove Gators before 4,061 fans at their hometown Langley Events Centre, in what was immediately being billed as one of the most thrilling B.C. AAA senior boys high school basketball championship games ever. The victory, which came after the Ravens overcame a seven-point deficit with two minutes remaining, gave Fox its third provincial boys hoop crown ever and it first since winning

back-to-back titles in 1993 and ’94. “I didn’t think I’d see that last shot but I got it, I hit it,” crowed Crookes, who had the ball kicked out to him after a wild scramble with time ticking down under the Gators’ hoop. “I’m just so excited right now, words can’t describe.” Words were also at a premium for first-year Fox head coach Steve Hanson. “What just happened? What just happened?” Hanson asked a pack of reporters gathered courtside.

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THE AWARD WINNERS Terry Fox’s Ryan Sclater was named provincial tournament MVP and received a first-team all-star nod along with teammate Trevor Casey. Below, the list of award winners:

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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.

6055 1002-1015 Alpine Pl 1102-1119 Barberry Pl 3-17 Campion Crt 1302-1323 Campion Lane 1202-1224 Cypress Pl 1402-1414 Dogwood Pl 1502-1509 Fernwood Pl 1602-1622 Hemlock Pl 999-1124 Noons Creek Dr 8402 690-700 Blue Mountain St (even) 753-765 Cottonwood Ave (odd) 687-695 Easterbrook St (odd) 752-936 Runnymede Ave 752-764 Smith Ave (even) 6079 101 Parkside Dr 8118 333-359 Decaire St (odd) 356-376 Duncan St 1566-1778 Hammond Ave 378-399 Laurtian Cres 1551-1768 Thomas Ave 9024 1068-1157 Coutts Way 1096-1288 Fletcher Way

OTHER ROUTES NOT LISTED MAY BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL TO ENQUIRE. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation

@ 604-472-3042 and quote the route number. CASHIERS/WAREHOUSE Person required by Beer & Wine Store (PoCo). Drop off resume to 2099 Lougheed Hwy

for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

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GREAT F/T POSITION at Self Storage Facility in POCO Industrial area. Reg. shifts (incl. eves + weekends) + holiday & misc. relief. Must have valid D.L., be personable, flexible and be able to work independently. Apply in person with resume to: IMPERIAL SELF STORAGE 1180 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam, 10am-2pm Mon-Thurs. No phone calls or faxes please.

Licensed Autobody Repair person required for busy autobody repair shop. Windshield replacement & heavy truck experience an asset but not necessary. $25-$29./hr flat rate depending on experience. Fax resume to 250-265-4022 or e-mail to kimkus@telus.net or call Kim’s Kustoms Nakusp B.C. 250-265-4012. Live-in-Caregiver req’d F/T; Exp. 2+ years. Sal:$11.00/hr Duties: Supervise and care for one child and reside in employer’s home. Oversee child activities. Attend to the emotional well-being of child. Prepare meals. Language: English with Tagalog. Location: Coquitlam. Contact Arlinda at e-mail: linda.s2d2@gmail.com

LOGGING Truck Drivers needed in Maple Ridge and Harrison area. 2-3 years experience. If interested send resume, 2-3 references and a clean drivers abstract by fax (250-578-8525) or e-mail (black.2@telus.net) offering $25.00-$28.00 depending on experience.

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.

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Call 1-866-642-1867 Radiance Day Spa Tel:604-936-6828 K-435 North Road Coquitlam

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!!

Weekend Position.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

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175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. Call

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Akasaka Japanese Restaurant. Working Loc.: Pitt Meadows. Position: f/t experienced cook. Req.: 3+ yrs cooking exp. with food knowledge and completion of high School. Duties: mainly prepare and cook complete Jap. foods and perform other duties as req. Wage: $18.75/hr (40 hrs/wk). Apply: akasaka_jap@hotmail.com / (fax) 604-460-2099 F/T Korean cook position @ Mi-Ae Deli (3+yr exp., grad of high) will prepare & make Korean side dishes ($17/hr, 40hr/wk) hanhoyoon@yahoo.ca Location: #240-329 North Rd. Coquitlam BC V3K 3V8

MEDICAL/DENTAL

NURSE - Part Time Req’d for 7 GP PoCo medical clinic. 35 hrs per two week period plus holiday and sick relief. Current registration not required. Duties include: Escorting patients to rooms, injections, bandaging, etc. Salary $19-$20 per hour. No phone calls please. Apply to Box #1008, 1405 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C6L6

BRINGING SMILES TO OUR COMMUNITY: Did you, or someone you know just get engaged? Advertise your precious moments with us. Call 604-575-5555 bcclassified.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

INCOME TAX. TAJ DAMJI 604-781-0315. Pickup delivery in Tri City Free. Singles $45 Couples $65. No limit on number of slips.

Tax Returns Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries

• Corporate • Self employed • Personal Disc. for seniors

604-468-2287 accountableaccounting.ca

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

Kristy 604.488.9161 threescocatering@shaw.ca

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT.

TAX RETURNS Professionally Prepared by CGA Personal Tax Returns & Efile CorporateTaxes/Financial stmnts. Consultation & Bookkeeping Very Reasonable Rates

604-472-7776 #300-2232 McAllister Ave. POCO

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors.

ERICA @ 604-777-2195

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Ideal for Students. Person required to pressure wash fleet of trucks on a P/T bases. Must have a vehicle to commute between 4 locations. Email resume to kaddy@dryco.ca or Fax to 604-591-6188

PERSONAL SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

RUBBER BUILDER

WELDERS/FITTERS required for busy Edmonton structural steel shop. Top compensation, full benefits, indoor heated work, relocation assistance. Fax resume: 780-9392181 or careers@garweld.com

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

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Graveyard shift 11:30p.m. to 7:00a.m. 4 days per week $19.75 per hour to start plus $1.50 per hour – shift differential.

NO Telephone Calls Please

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN?

Richmond plant requires Full-Time

Please send your resume to gtasker@acrgroup-ca.com or by fax 604-274-1013

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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

SANDBLASTER

Shift work – starting rate $22.53/hour. Experience a must. Good Benefits–Immediate Start

PERSONAL SERVICES

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

CALL 604-558-2278 SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403568-1327; www.southrock.ca.

LINE COOKS req’d F/T for The Arms Pub. Min 3yrs exp., Food Safe Level 1. Drop resume incl current ref’s: 3261 Coast Meridian Rd.

HELP WANTED

$100-$400 CASH DAILY

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PERSONAL SERVICES

All Ages, All Ethnicities

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

With reliable car required to deliver The TriCity News door-to-door to households in the Tri-City area Wednesday & Friday.

9262 1104-1189 Alderwood Ave 3910-3969 Ambleside Close 1103-1188 Lynwood Ave 4013-4098 Wedgwood St

To conduct deliveries for international lubricants co. in Vancouver area, Seattle-Tacoma, Prince George, Okanagan & Edmonton. Pay $20/hour, mileage, bonus, profit-sharing & full benefits.

OWNER OPS WITH A TLS

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

ADULT CARRIER

DRIVER WITH CLASS 1 + AIR WANTED

Apply with resume by emailing custservpacific@fuchs.com or faxing to 604-888-1145

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed

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SHIPPING/RECEIVING

SHIPPING/RECEIVING

Nilex Inc., providing geosynthetic solutions, materials and construction services to the civil, resource and environmental construction sectors, offers the following opportunity:

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306

Jr. Shipper/Receiver - Temporary

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

Working with the Sr. Shipper Receiver, the Jr. Shipper Receiver provides assistance with the daily shipping and receiving of products and supplies entering and exiting the Burnaby location/ warehouse. This position requires someone that can not only operate a forklift and organize the storage of our products in a safe manner, but also one that has a general understanding the business processes involved.

A + Spa 604-942-8688 - near Safeway Sunwood Square

To learn more about Nilex and this position, visit our website at www.Nilex.com. Please email your resume to careers@nilex.com by March 23, 2012. We thank all candidates for their interest in Nilex, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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CLEANING SERVICES

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778-840-2421

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ELECTRICAL

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Instant Grassifacation!

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured

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“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

SPRING YARD MAINT. *Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 17 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510

GARDENING

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Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★ PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

STAMPED CONCRETE FPatios FPool Decks FSidewalks FDriveways FForming FFinishing FRe & Re All Your Concrete Needs 30yrs exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured

Danny 604 - 307 - 7722

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

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CONTRACTORS

JMYK CONTRACTING Specializing in steel stud framing, suspended ceilings, t-bar, drywall, taping, texture patches, firerating, painting + general renovations. WCB, INSURED Jay 604-722-6197 Mike 778-996-2296

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Yard Maintenance Hedge Trimming~Tree Pruning Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding Retaining Wall

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John

RENO & REPAIR

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DRNEWEARTH.COM Call: (604)460-8776

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

IVY GREEN YARD SERVICE Hedges, pruning, yd cleanup, maint 35 years exp. FREE Estimates. Guar. Work. Calvin 604-992-4633

Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

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DRYWALL

CLASSIFIEDS

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Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

HOME REPAIRS

ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500 MICRO DRYWALL, Boarding, Taping, Texture Repair, No Job to small, 604-809-2009, microdrywall@telus.net

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ELECTRICAL

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

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ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

ANDY’S LANDSCAPE Majored, 20yr exp. www.andyslandscape.ca 778-895-6202

(#102055) Bonded

Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

Sekora Electric Ltd. Specializing in residential renos and service panel upgrades. Free est. 604-657-9776 EC. Lic# 88601

Call 604-802-6722 Visit our website:

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TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Making Your Renovation Dreams Come True... Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured

www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY

604-465-3189 Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076 HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Also rubbish removal available Email: hoot&owl@telus.net Gary 604-339-5430

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• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

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Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

RUBBISH REMOVAL

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

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Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Haul Anything...

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

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PETS

AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

220.JUNK(5865)

COLLIE BOUVIER cross puppies born Feb 14. Black with white paws. 1 Blue Merle. Will make excellent family & livestock guardians. Mission 604-820-4827.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

LAB SHEPHERD ROTTI X puppies, 5 left. 1st shots, dewormed. $495. Call 604-864-1004.

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MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

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JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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#1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339

COMPOSTED MUSHROOM MANURE $5/Yard + Delivery *****************

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

NO Wood byproducts used

**SPRING SPECIAL**

FURNITURE

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

REAL ESTATE

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

518

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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NAHAL CONSTRUCTION

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POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.

PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid.

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

APPLIANCES

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AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

✶ Electrical Contrator ✶ Residential / Commercial ✶ Advanced lighting control (iPhone, iPad integration)

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Tree removal done RIGHT!

2 HUNGRY PAINTERS Int./Ext. + POWER WASHING. Man & Wife with combined Exp. of 75+ Years. 604-467-2532

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, black, ready. $500. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.

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POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Honest, Professional, Insured

Quick & Reliable Movers

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

PRESSURE WASHING

Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

EZ GO MOVERS

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640 Bridgeview Plumbing & Heating : H/W tank, New construction, repairs, furnace. Licensed, insured and bonded.604-561-7756

BEST RATE MOVING

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

$36/HOUR. Local lic’d Plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call (778)549-2234

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NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

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PLUMBING

PETS

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Male/Female, shots, micro-chip, vet checked, health guarantee. $2200. Call 604-970-3807.

778-233-4949

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10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

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STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

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Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

RESULTS

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060

MOVING & STORAGE

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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

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(604)465-1311

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

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POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.

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CHEAP

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

(Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)

1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. Block retaining wall. Reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212, 604-306-1714

275

RUBBISH REMOVAL

(778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919.

CONCRETE & PLACING

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TRICITY Pro Painter-Refs. Interior Spec. WCB. Dragan 604-8058120 www.montenegropainting.com

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING, Sewer, storm, drainage, oil tank removal, paving, old house drainage. 604779-7816, 604-540-9420

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HERFORT CONCRETE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

242

LANDSCAPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOUSES FOR SALE


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REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY UGLY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS HOPE, BC - $55,500 OBO. 12 yrs. 2x6 construction, fire retard drywalllrg private lot-2 bdr-2 bath-glass sunrm-skylights-612-1963

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes

PoCo 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex with 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms. Avail Now. N/S. $1100/mo. M.Ridge Beautiful 3000 s/f newer Immaculate home in Albion area. 5 Bdrms + den. 1Cat ok. $1800.

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Polo Club Apartments

515-525 Foster Avenue

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed.

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express

TOWNHOMES 3 Bedroom townhouse available immediately (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed. 3 Bedroom townhouse available now (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.

Contact: Costina 778-847-3153

W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

604.465.7221 PORT COQUITLAM

Bachelor, 1 & 2 Bdrm Available Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm, renovated suites. Quiet, safe, secure adultoriented building. References required. 2049 Coquitlam Ave.

Call 604-941-9051 Coquitlam/Port Moody

St. John’s Apartments 2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody Cozy apts easy access to SFU. 1 & 2 bdrms from $720. Close to schools, transit, Barnet Beach & park. View suites of Burrard Inlet. U/g pkg, laundry room. For more info & viewing call

Dragan 778-788-1845

Hyland Manor 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam

P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1350

RENTALS

Beautiful, large, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $750. Close to Lougheed Mall, transit, parks shopping. Nestled in a park like setting, a must see. Parking, laundry room. For more info & viewing call

Dragan 778-788-1845 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

Call 604-464-7548

PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm & den suite $875 2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm apt. $800/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

It’s a New Year! Start it Right in The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS.

BURNABY & COQUITLAM

PRESTIGIOUS - WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW! Not your average apt. but 1200 sf of luxurious living space, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, cov. patio, hrd. wd. flrs, Kitch. fully loaded with highend appls, and solid granite cntr tops, lndry rm with full size W/D, Close to shopping, schls, golf and bus route. Avl. Apr. 1st, 2012. $1550/mth. (604)469-6990.

With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮

2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200

WANTED

GOOD TENANTS

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

Best Rental Suites in Maple Ridge

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation. BURNABY

KENSINGTON PARK

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net

11935 Burnett Street

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

Coquitlam Centre Co-op 2 & 3 bdrm apartments avail. $790 & $913/month No subsidy avail. Centrally located, close to transit & schools. Email: sandy@terramanagement.ca or phone

604-945-5864 COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755. Coquitlam - Condo 1171 Pipeline Rd; Reno’d 2 BR 950 sf; 2 Bath; lndry; new floors CORNER UNIT PRKG $1250 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM

Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac. Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832 535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)

1 bdrm $790/mo - No pets

Al - (604) 506-5840

Avail April 1 - Ref’s req’d

rentals@kensingtonpark.ca

Devonshire Housing Co-op 22170 Dewdney Trunk Road

604-463-4568

2 Bdrm, 2 bath, avail April 1. 3 appl’s ~ laundry hook-up, $904/mo. $2000 for shares. Credit check.

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge 2 BDRM. AVAIL. NOW

Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Port Coquitlam - Apartment 2550 Gordon Ave; Reno’d 1 BR 650 sf; 1 Bath; lndry; $675 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

Brand NEW 2 Bedroom Suites $1275/mo. Please call:

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

Senior Move-In Allowance.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED $1200 per Month. Amica Mayfair Terrace 2266 Atkins Ave. 4th. Floor Mountain view. Furnished 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Full kitchen Seniors Residence (plus 55 years). Extra $500 per month service package includes: Some meals Cleaning of rooms Lifeline. Recreation Facilities. Lease Term Negotiable. Call June 604-970-5863.........if not available please leave a message and June will return your call.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL MOODY Centre converted heritage house, 870 sq ft, various commercial uses, $1800 gross, flexible terms. Additional space also available. 604-612-1050, manysheds@yahoo.ca PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

838

TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

PORT MOODY 3450 sq. ft. office/warehouse, 2302B Clarke St. Net $2100mo. Apr.1. 604-939-2357

736

HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM 663 Harrison Ave. 4 Bdrm, avail Apr 1st, $1400/mo. Newly reno’d, 5 appl, F/P, 1600 s.f. no pets, fncd bk/yrd. 604-454-4540 Coquitlam, nr Lougheed Mall. 3 bdrms, 2½ bath rancher. $1600/mo. Avail April. N/P. 604-461-8920. PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1075/$1175/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

Clinic Space For Rent

Dr. Jane Wang

604-942-9239 COQUITLAM OFFICE SPACE WESTWOOD CORP. CENTRE Various sizes of office space available CALL 604-944-2963 small to LARGE ads get results in bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

746

ROOMS FOR RENT

Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen/bath/living Quiet older N/S hse. $375 604.941.2959

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION PORT COQUITLAM; 1 bdrm & lrg bath, loft area. Modern 3 bdrm home, nice area cls to shopping. NP/NS, Refs. $600. 604-220-9945

750

SUITES, LOWER

1 bdrm, $750/mth. utils incl. PoCo. Grd-lvl, Lrg, bright, Near bus & amen. priv. entry, shard lndry. NP/ NS. Avail. now 604-945-8998 BELCARRA 1 bdrm waterfront suite with wharf & dock. N/S. N/P. $1000/mo +utils. 604-936-8205.

Awning, 3 burner w/oven, microwave, dinette booth, A/C & more! $21,995(Stk# 33437) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $4500 firm. 604-538-9257.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $2900 obo. 604-931-1236.

PORT COQUITLAM 3 BDRM T/H, $990/mo. Quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-464-0034.

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

DSI water heater, microwave, A/C, two entry doors, rear kitchen, dinette slide and more! $15,995(Stk# 332262) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper

2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2007 SPIRIT 27L 2 slides, new awning, generator. Under 50,000kms. Stk# 31198A Extreme Value Deal! $49,995.

Call 604-533-1566

2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. (604)856-8177 604-308-5489

2009 COUGAR 281BHS Like new condition. Bunks, large slide, awning. Hurry in today. Stk# 32963 Extreme Value Deal $25,995

Everybody’s doing it! Save time, money & steps.

40’ DUTCH STAR with Cummings turbo diesel, less than 59,000 mi. Always stored indoors, looks like new, economical to operate, 2 slides, din. booth, 2 a/cond, 2 TV’s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2008 MAZDA B4000 SE+, 4x4, 48000 km, auto, Gold/Grey, like new. Glenn 778-855-3097

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of Friedrich Babor, also known as Fred Babor, Deceased, late of Belvedere Care Centre, 739 Alderson Avenue, Coquitlam, British Colubmia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executor at the following address: c/o McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Banisters & Solicitors Attention: Karl A. Maier #1500 — 13450 — 102nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3

2005 ADVENTURER 200WR CLASS C. Rear dinette 107,000kms. Stk# 34065 Extreme Value Deal $23,995

Call 604-533-1566

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

ATTENTION: Owner of four winds boat registration #1K4251. Your boat storage is in ARREARS. You have 30 days to pay the bill or the boat will be sold. Please contact markgotel@gmail.com.

604-533-1566

SUITES, UPPER

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

Call 604-533-1566

2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $6250 / 604.312.7415

604-533-1566

COQUITLAM; 2 bdrm townhouse, $970, small yard, h/w & prkg incl, 1200 sq.ft, quiet complex, no pets, Call 778-316-4777

2007 HOLIDAY RAMBLER VACATIONER 34PDD Diesel Pusher (no air brake needed) Full paint slides & more! Stk# 33503 Extreme Value Deal $99,995

1990 Olds Cierra blue 6cyl auto 4dr no accid. 118kms a/cared Grandma’s car $2750obo 604-465-5103

PORT COQUITLAM renovated 1bdrm ste, $700/mo NS/NP. Incl util & cable. Refs req’d. 604-464-0602

TOWNHOUSES

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

CARS - DOMESTIC

2001 VANGUARD 253SELS Slide out, rear kitchen. Very clean. Stk# 28639A Extreme Value Deal $12,995

752

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2007 Resort 240RKS

818

PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. suite, grnd. lvl., lge. kit., N/P N/S. Sep. entry. Avail now. $780 mo. incl. utils.,cable & int. 604-323-3580

COQUITLAM Centre area. 4 Bdrm upper flr, 2 full baths, garage, 2 f/p, shared laundry, pet ok, avail April 1st, ref’s & credit check req’d. $1550/mo. Call 604-340-9757.

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

POCO: Lougheed/Prairie. 1 Bdrm grnd level, 5 appls, inste W/D. $800 + shrd utils. May 1. 1.NS/NP. Call 604-771-3575.

751

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

1-800-910-6402

COQUITLAM Oxford Hts. Quiet st. 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste. $800/incl utils. April 1. N/P. N/S. 604-722-3346 or 604-941-6143

WW Plateau, large 1 bdrm + den, priv entrance, security, w/d, incl heat, tv & internet, N/P, N/S, 10 min walk to Douglas College, $900/mos 604.552.4228

845

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

BURNABY newly reno 1 bdrm open concept g/l ste, 6 appl incl d/w W/D, cls to Edmonds skytrain N/S Pets neg. $800 Apr 1. 604-777-9943

PORT MOODY, Lrg 1 bdrm+den bsmt suite (1000sqft) w/sep ent, W/D strge, prking, new flrs+paint. Near school/park/trails/shops. $950/month. NS/NP. Contact 604307-6242, grant66@shaw.ca

Call 604-533-1566

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

OFFICE/RETAIL

Suitable for Tuina, Physical Therapy, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Cosmetics, Company. 300 square feet. $980/month. Avail. Immediately.

604-533-1566

2007 Cougar 276RLS

PORT COQUITLAM - suite 743 Prairie Ave. Reno’d 3 BR NOW 1 Bath 1050 sf; laundry; garage NEW FLOORS! $1000 INC. UTILS. Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

Coquitlam Lincoln Center

2011 WILDCAT 28RKS Rear kitchen, LCD TV, power awning, dual pane windows & more! Stk# 32940B Extreme Value Deal $29,995

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

PORT COQUITLAM - House 1567 Bridgman Ave. Large 3 BR 2 Bath; 1650 sf; lndry; rec room PETS! Cul-de-sac! $1500 Apr. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

741

2005 TERRY 22CKS Jack & Jill bunks, fiberglass ext, slide out & more! Stk# 32783A. Extreme value deal $15,995 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

PORT COQUITLAM, 2 lvl, 3 bdr + den, f/r, A/C upper, all appl, NS/NP, fncd. yrd, dbl garage, 1600 sf, cls to all amen, $1550. Avl. now. 604-518-8641 or 604-505-5044

PORT MOODY

Call 604-724-6967 Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments

RENTALS

Before you go anyplace else, take a walk through the Classifieds for the best bargains around! Check out our “MERCHANDISE FOR SALE” section in the 500’s!

before the 20th day of April, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then have notice.


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WE’LL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF! amazing new line of fashionable trouser socks and footless tights!

FOR ONLY

12

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99

MALOU LOOSE BLAZER

NEW! CHARM SCARVES

Available in Ombre Blue & Ivory Cream. Regular $65.00

Scarves can be paired with any outfit and become useful for those unexpected breezy evenings.

SALE

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BOSTON FERN

DAFFODILS

A indoor hanging basket favourite. Easy to care for. Reg. $16.99

10 bulbs per large pot soon to bloom. Reg. $7.99

SALE

5

RHUBARB Plant now to enjoy years of fresh home grown organic Rhubarb. Can’t you taste a pie already? Reg. $5.99

SALE

3

$ 97

$ 97

LAWN AERATOR

PRUNING SAW

CORONA SHOVEL

ea.

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5 tine step-on lawn aerator for a healthier lawn. reg. $29.99

blade for heavy duty pruning. Reg. $12.99

SALE

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GARDEN TOOL HOLDER

PRUNER LOPPER HEAD AND SAW

Attach to your belt and have all of your small gardening tools at your fingertips. Reg. $8.99

Just add an appropriate size pole and your high pruning requirements are solved. While stock lasts. Reg. $24.99

SALE

4

$ 97

ea.

STEER MANURE T Time to load your flflower and vegetable ggardens with manure foor healthy bountiful c crops.

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1

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ea.

LIMIT 10 BAGS

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ea.

BIRD FEEDER First flight bird feeder is a perfect introduction to birding. Enjoy the sound of singing birds in your yard. Reg. $7.99

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4

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LANDSCAPE FABRIC Now’s the time to lay landscape fabric for natural weed control. 3’ X 50’ roll 5 year guarantee Reg. $8.99

SALE

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INCENSE STICKS popularity, select from all natural incense sticks in a variety of scents.

3

It’s planting time and we’ve got many different non-treated varieties to fill your rows. Reg. $8.99

6

Long handle, hollow back, heavy duty shovel. perfect for heavy duty jobs. Reg. $29.99

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SEED POTATOES

$ 97

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A super-thin storage solution for jewelry, beauty items. Contents are visible at a glance; there’s also storage on the flipside and hangs neatly in your closet. reg. 32.00

Visit the Tri-Cities newest and most unique change rooms. Which one will you choose? The Garden room, Floral room, Family fun room, or the Glamour room?

SALE

SALE

FASHIONISTA STORAGE

CHANGE ROOMS

New spring kids Crocs have arrived. Kids and parents both LOVE them.

The hottest fashion trend this spring! Go casual – or bold! Pale shades and brights are the ‘it’ colours! For a fashion-forward take, try the colourblock trend by wearing a brighter, contrasting hue on top!

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$ 99

for 10

BONUS 4 WITH EACH 10

pkg

CORONA THATCH AND MOSS RAKE Remove thatch and moss easily and naturally with tthis specialty rake. Reg. $34.99

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ea.

MOSS OUT Attach to the hose end and spray the entire lawn area to feed your lawn and kill moss naturally. Reg. $16.99

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RUBBER BOOTS

But not just any rubber boots. Many different gorgeous and fashionable designs available. Reg. up to $60

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1300 Dominion Ave. Port Coquitlam 604-942-7518 STORE HOURS: Monday - Sunday 9am - 6pm SALE ENDS: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 8JNDP(SPVQPG$PNQBOJFTtXXXBSULOBQQTDB

Art Knapp Plantland & Florist

PLANT YOUR SUMMER BLOOMING BULBS NOW FOR A COLOURFUL SUMMER!!!


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Getting rid of clutter

The beginning of spring brings out the cleaner and organizer in all of us. California Closets has some suggestions.

By Maggie Calloway It’s finally spring and what must be a primitive urge to throw open the curtains and scrub every corner of the house is upon us. But what of the mounds of stuff we are stepping over, stuffing into closets and basements and, most puzzling of all, renting storage space to handle the overload? What are

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Putting in tile in style By Maggie Calloway

Ralph Belisle, principal at TQ Construction, has been in the business for 25 years and knows a lot about renovating a home. Making over a 30-year-old house in West Vancouver is just one of the company’s latest beautiful projects. Martin Knowles photo

TQ Construction makes homes amazing Multiple Georgie Awardwinning company knocks it out of the park in West Van. By Maggie Calloway I find it fascinating that more and more families are opting to stay put in the family home instead of selling and buying new. We see the same thing when families build a laneway house: keep the main house and move into a simpler lifestyle. Why uproot the family from the neighbourhood they know and love, leaving behind

friends, both young and old? It’s expensive to sell a home and find a new one, not to mention the stress and upheaval. Why not take a long hard look at your home and work with professionals to re-design and renovate your home so it works in today’s world. That was the case with this home, situated high on a hill in West Vancouver with nothing between the house and Squamish. It has fantastic views and is in a great neighbourhood. The family loved living in the area, it worked for them, but the house was dated both inside and out, and needed to be brought back to life. Ralph Belisle, principal of TQ Construction, knows about taking a home and making it spec-

tacular. In the business for 25 years, he believes that a successful renovation isn’t simply about tearing down and starting over. It’s about retaining materials and labour which have value and history. It’s about taking a home that’s already good and making it even better. TQ Construction has won the Gold Georgie Award nine times and the Silver fifteen times, and has twice been named the best renovator in BC. The Georgie Awards are produced by The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of B.C. to celebrate excellence in home building. No wonder TQ stands for top quality!

If there is one hot commodity in home décor it has to be tile. We all remember those cream tiles in the bathroom with the burnt orange design, but never before has there been such an amazing choice for practically every surface in the home. Curt Higham, of Ames Tile & Stone, a wholesale supplier to architects, designers, contractors and retailers throughout Western Canada, certainly has his finger on the pulse of what is available now and what is in the pipeline. “Every September there is a society trade show in Bologna, Italy, which our four-person purchasing team attends every year,” says Higham. “We need four people because the show is so huge, over 750 vendors and manufacturers. We split up and literally stalk the grounds looking for new, innovative products. Italy is the leader in floor tiles, and has been for years. The leader for wall tiles, and again for years, is Spain.” The reason the two countries specialize in the two types of tile is due to the different clay available in the two regions. It all starts with the clay; not all clay is suitable for every use and the Spanish clay lends itself to wall tiles, while the Italian clay can withstand the pounding floor tiles need to endure.

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Shop where the builders & designers shop for major home appliances! Vancouver: Surrey:

www.coastappliances.com

8488 Main St

19495 56 Ave

Coquitlam:

#1-1315 United Blvd

Abbotsford:

34445 Marshall Rd


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“Natural gas is the kind of heat we’ve always wanted.�

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Natural Appeal abounds in TQ Construction’s West Vancouver renovation “ from page.1 This house is approximately 30 years old, around 3,500 sq. ft. and had been previously renovated in time for Expo ’86, which is obvious in the before photos, especially the exterior. The present homeowners, with their three kids, have lived in the home for about 10 years. The renovation concentrated mainly on the main floor, with a smaller addition in the master suite. The outside was brought up-to-date and the original decks reconditioned plus they added a bit of new deck space and a change in the roofline to take advantage of the stunning view. The ground floor, which didn’t change much, consists of bedrooms, a playroom, and an entertainment space. The main floor where the bulk of the renovation was done has the kitchen, living room, dining room and more bedrooms. “What initiated the project was the exterior. The surfaces were aging and out of date (and) the decks and railings were just not safe anymore; they had become unsafe from rot and loosening of materials and it became urgent to do something about it,� Belisle says. “While that was being considered the family thought they should refresh the kitchen and other common areas. This is a growing family and they need to make space for everyone. In doing so we decided to extend the kitchen; there was a small area near the entrance to the kitchen and by filling in that little area we were able to give the kitchen a more open look. That led us to move doorways around to change some circulation patterns, (so) the flow is much better. The cooking and serving areas are separated and more efficient as a result. When we changed the roofline it al-

lowed us to install a transom window and skylight. This brought more light into the kitchen.� The whole project happened organically, with the crew and homeowners working hand-in-hand. The wife, after living in the home for years, knew exactly what she wanted and was the designer of the renovation, and the family was able to stay in the home throughout the whole project. The project was given the name “Natural Appeal� by TQ Construction, and it’s easy to see why. The homeowners will surely never tire of their beautiful nature views, no matter what the weather outside is like.

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Keeping a lid on clutter “ from page.1 we thinking? Is this the year you finally get your home under control? Imagine what your life would be like if you purged your home of all the superfluous items. No more hunting continually for items you need; everything stripped back and everything in its place. This could be the serenity you long for. Don’t be tempted to rush out and buy baskets and closet organizers at this point, tempting as it may be. You won’t know what you need until you know what you are left with after purging. It can be overwhelming if you think about tidying the whole house. It didn’t get cluttered overnight so take a deep breath and choose one room a week. In the bedroom empty your closet onto the bed and floor with enough space to make piles. Keep telling yourself, “I am not keeping anything I don’t wear, that doesn’t fit and belongs in the 80s.� Label the piles: keep, donate, and trash. It can be scary at first but as you storm through your closets, then the linen cupboard, the bathroom,

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Turning a family home into a chic space By Maggie Calloway Adrienne Kavanagh, Principal of AK Interiors, believes very strongly that no design, no matter how stunning, works if it doesn’t suit the day-to-day living style of the clients. No one lives in a photograph, so Kavanagh spends a lot of time digging into how people really live by asking loads of questions. She feels this is the only way the end result will fit the client like a glove. Do they have kids? Do they have pets? Are they really organized and love open shelves or, if they don’t have time or inclination to be that organized, a need to incorporate lots of doors and drawers to handle the clutter. These clients requested right from the beginning that products used in the redesign be eco-friendly. Often the bones of a home are great but the ways rooms are used are stuck in the mind of the original builder. This home is a perfect example. The 1,200-square-foot main level needed to be brought into this century with a major overhaul of the kitchen and powder room and minor changes to the living room that made a huge impact. The kitchen, which had served the family well for years, was gutted. The family wanted a modern yet warm and cozy kitchen. However, their first choice was black granite, which is not particularly warm and cozy by any standard. “I have seen this in other interiors. Clients pick shiny solid black granite which becomes essentially a mirror so any lighting you have in the room bounces off the surface,� Kavanagh says. “Also, this counter would show every water mark and crumb. This is a perfect example of the nuances which have to

be considered constantly.� The kitchen is a wonderful combination of stunning design and practicality and, most importantly, the family loves the final product. You know a design is a success when everyone, family and visitors alike, gravitates to the kitchen. Walls were not torn down or moved but the sightlines were changed dramatically. The first glimpse of the kitchen is of the island with the very dramatic range hood above: what is in essence a piece of machinery becomes a work of art. Every square inch has been very carefully thought out. When the client is cooking, everything is placed where it needs to be; fridge, stove, cooktop, cooking utensils, perfectly within reach. The powder room, now sans lavender carpet, is a striking gem of a room. The light wood is complemented by the very dramatic use of a glass backsplash painted lipstick red on the back, a stark white sink and simple faucet. The living room has changed from a space with no focal point to a very warm room. “The fireplace had a tiny mantle in the middle of such a large expanse of flat wall. We created alcoves at each side of the fireplace and added the stonework around the fireplace and installed pot lighting. This changes the whole appearance of the room by giving it character and is more in keeping with the scale of a very large space,� Kavanagh says. “The floors, which are engineered oak and are used throughout the whole floor, have an oiled finish; this means any dings or scratches just need to be touched up by applying more oil.� It is obvious every single detail of this renovation was thought through with the family in mind.

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Working with an interior designer Doing your homework before choosing the best designer goes a long way towards reducing stress. By Maggie Calloway Finding the perfect interior designer and then working successfully with him/her is an important part of the renovation puzzle. Luckily, Adrienne Kavanagh, Principal of AK Interiors, has some tips. “Interior designers are hired through a variety of sources,” says Kavanagh. “Sometimes a homeowner will contact a contractor first and between them they decide it would make sense to have an interior designer involved. Contractors or an architect could refer a client to a particular designer or the homeowner may like the work the designer has done for family or a friend. Another possibility is a homeowner may want to sell their home and the real estate agent suggests an interior designer to stage the home.” Some homeowners feel a little intimidated contacting a designer in case their aesthetics are not compatible but these days almost all designers have a website with photos of their work, which is a great resource for a potential client to investigate a designer discreetly without feeling any pressure to have a conversation. “I belong to the Interior Design Institute of B.C. and homeowners can access their website at www.

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Georgie Awards celebrate the best of the best in B.C.’s home construction world By Kerry Vital In the grand tradition of awards season, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia joined in the fun with their annual Georgie Awards, held on Feb. 25. This year was the 20th anniversary of the awards, which recognize excellence in residential home construction, renovation, design, development and sales and marketing. “From Whistler to the Lower Mainland to the Okanagan, the winners of this year’s Georgies are golden examples of what excellent residential construction is all about,” says CHBA BC President Doug Wittal. “The winners – and indeed all the finalists – have shown us that B.C. is truly at the forefront of the country when it comes to innovative design, quality construction and great customer service.” Several familiar names in the industry were among the winners, including Adera Development Corporation for Best Innovative Feature and Best Townhouse Development for seven35 and Larco Investments Ltd. for Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development for their Morgan Crossing community. There were two big winners at this year’s awards. MAC Marketing Solutions was the recipient of six awards, including Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Sales Centre and Best Project-Specific Website. They also received a Special Platinum Award for winning 27 Georgies over the past seven years. Portrait Homes also won a Special Platinum Award for winning 27 Georgies in the past 11 years. This year the team won three other awards, for Large Volume Single Family Home Builder of the Year, Customer Choice Award – Single Family Home Builder and Customer Choice Award – Multi Family Home Builder. This is the fourth year they’ve

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The team at maison d’etre design-build, left, were big winners at the awards, taking home three Georgies. Intermind Design, below left, won two awards, including Best Condo Renovation. Martin Knowles photos

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