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Man arrested for shooting By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A Sur rey man is facing charges in connection with a brazen daytime shooting last September at Mr. Lube in Coquitlam. On Sept. 28, 2011, the suspect allegedly targeted the victim, shooting him multiple times outside the Mr. Lube on Barnet Highway. Nobody else was hurt but the victim suffered serious, potentially lifethreatening injuries; the alleged shooter fled the scene. The Coquitlam RCMP Major Crime Section’s investigation recently involved executing a number of search warrants, the latest at a home in Surrey. Sukhdeep Singh Poony, a 27-year-old Surrey man, faces six charges, including: attempted murder using


The Coquitlam RCMP investigation into a shooting last September led to the arrest of a Surrey man. a firearm; possession of a loaded firearm; pointing a firearm; extortion; uttering threats; and assault with a weapon. Poony was scheduled to appear in B.C. Provincial Court in Port Coquitlam Tuesday for a bail hearing. On the day of the shooting, a witness told The Tri-City News the shooter walked right

past his car while he was waiting for an oil change. The suspect did not cover his face and was holding a handgun, he added. RC M P S g t . Pe t e r Thiessen said at the time the victim wellknown to a variety of police agencies throughout the Lower Mainland and added it was likely a targeted shooting.

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everley Klein was many things in her 73 years. A doted-on little sister to two brothers. A devoted mother to four boys. A wife, three times over. A sweet little girl who adored her Air Force father, and never dreamed of disobeying him. That is, until recently. Klein was dying of cancer and spending her last days at Crossroads Hospice. It was hospice volunteers who hatched a plan to fulfill a lifelong dream of Klein’s — a bit of giddy rebellion for a woman who has always played by the rules. Klein got a tattoo.

Amreet Dhaliwal of Surrey Football Club Pegasus jumps in front of PoCo United’s Abby Weisgerber during a U-14 girls’ Coastal Cup Youth Soccer game at Surrey’s Hjorth Road Park on Sunday. More sports, see pages 22 and 23.

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Beverley Klein with the tattoo artists who made a lifelong dream come true at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody. A note from reporter Sarah Payne: I was fortunate to meet Beverley Klein for an interview on March 26. It was one of her last wishes to see this story in the newspaper and, despite being gravely ill, Klein was enthusiastic and upbeat throughout the hour-long interview. Much of this story had been written when Klein passed away early Monday, April 2.

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‘We finally compromised’ continued from front page It came nearly 60 years after she first asked her father for permission to get one, and was promptly refused.


The Second World War was looming when Klein was born on Jan. 25, 1939 in Portage La Prairie, Man. Her mother worked as a farm hand while her father, a flight lieutenant who worked in the control tower, was away for long stretches of time. “They were the most awesome, awesome parents you could imagine,” Klein recalled. Neither was overly strict but the house rules were well known and she and her brothers lived by them, plain and simple. Growing up, Klein was fascinated by Canadian First Nations and native American stories, studying the histories of various tribes, and she was particularly drawn to the hummingbird as a personal totem animal because of its protective nature. When she was about 15 years old, she asked her father if she could get a hummingbird tattoo. Her two older brothers had already been refused their requests but Klein, who has always seen tattoos as a “beautiful piece of exotic jewelry,” figured she’d give it a shot. Her dad said no. “He said I was beautiful enough already,” she smiled. She didn’t even consider going against her father’s wishes. “Not because I was afraid of him, but out of sheer respect and love.”


A few years later, Klein got married and soon added four sons to the family, which eventually settled in Coquitlam. She could have gone to the tattoo parlour then; her father wouldn’t even have to know. But money was tight. “There was always an extra pair of shoes to buy, or a jacket, or someone else to help out,” she said, noting a tattoo was an extravagance the family could not afford. Once the kids were older, she and her husband, Don Klein, spent weekends camping or hitting the road on their motorcycles, so there wasn’t the time to sit in an artist’s chair for a bit of ink.


Jerome Bouvier of PoCoMo Youth Services Society in front of Project Reach Out bus. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The final product — a hummingbird tattoo — was inked on Beverley Klein’s arm using felt markers, not needles. “A tattoo was the last thing we needed, so I just kept bumping myself back further and further,” she said. About 30 years ago, Klein told her son’s friend, a member of the Cheam First Nation in Chilliwack, that she’d always considered the hummingbird her personal symbol. He later presented her with an elaborately carved hummingbird cane, and honoured her by making the bird her family’s totem. “I found out it’s one of the highest honours they can give you,” Klein said. It wasn’t the tattoo she was still dreaming of but Klein was deeply touched by the hummingbird gifts and considered her family’s totem a great source of pride. She was always a petite woman but, like the hummingbird, Klein was fiercely protective of her family — and even on the job. She spent more than 15 years as a security guard at the ScotiaBank tower in downtown Vancouver. There were several times when she had to “talk someone out of the building,” but with a calm, steady nature, Klein was never frightened by the work. Don Klein said it’s because she’s always had a sixth sense about people and an uncanny intuition about how things were about to unfold. “I had a feeling about ovarian cancer, too,” Klein said quietly as her husband chatted on the phone in her bright hospice room. She’d had a premonition years ago about the disease but when she fell ill on their annual summer trip to visit friends in Osoyoos last year, Klein thought she had food poisoning. She was wrong. By

the end of the year, after having several surgeries, Klein was in palliative care, and was later moved to Crossroads Hospice.


About a month ago, Klein’s son, Andy Leepart, was visiting his mom at Crossroads and mentioned an upcoming tattoo appointment. “She got to telling me she had always wanted to get a tattoo but she’d never got it done, and she wished she had,” said Leepart, a Maple Ridge resident. He asked her what she would have done if she’d been able to get the tattoo of her dreams, and Klein told him about the hummingbird. He went home and called his tattoo artist; not knowing how much time his mother had left, he asked to move up his appointment by a couple of weeks. On March 9, instead getting himself inked with the images of skulls and flames that characterize most of his other tattoos, Leepart chose a picture of a bright green hummingbird to go on his right shoulder. It hovers over four pink peonies, representing each of Klein’s sons. He had the drawing framed and presented it to his mother the following day before drawing back his shirt to show her the new tattoo. “I was proud to have it... and she loved it,” Leepart said. “There were tears in her eyes.” Klein was stunned, and humbled. “I would never expect someone to put something I wanted on their body... but I’m so proud.”


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one who was touched. Hospice volunteers got in on the action and started making calls to see if Klein could get the tattoo she’d always wanted. Elly Hageman and another volunteer eventually found Port Coquitlam’s Ink and Honey. Owner Steve Maidana didn’t hesitate when asked to do a tattoo on a hospice patient. “How can you say no if you have a chance to do something like that?” Maidana asked, and deflected the attention to hospice volunteers. “I did one thing one time, and that’s fine, but those people work there every day, and they need the praise and attention.” So one afternoon, Maidana and tattoo artist Janaya Singer arrived at Klein’s room, and found her giddy with excitement. They got to work and in an hour Klein had a colourful drawing — done with markers, not needles — of a hummingbird and two pink flowers. Ever practical, Klein was happy not have the real thing. “I’m going much sooner than I planned,” she said, “so it’s sort of a waste of money.” Besides, she added, “I never got my tattoo because it was meant to be this way, with the story of my son getting this tattoo. This is more important than having my own.” And what must her father be thinking? Klein figured that, up in heaven, he was probably laughing. “I know my dad loves me, whether this was inked on or not,” she said, glancing at her right forearm. “I feel we finally compromised.”

Provincial honour for Coquitlam man Bouvier works with local youth Jerome Bouvier of Coquitlam is one of 35 people named to receive a B.C. Community Achievement Award, it was announced last Friday. Bouvier is executive director of the PoCoMo Youth Services Society

and the innovator of a unique program that reaches out to at-risk youth in the Tri-Cities. Based on establishing relationships with youth, the Project Reach Out Bus travels to areas where youth gather, provides support and services and, as a result, positively affects the lives of young people.

Bouvier also heads up the annual PoCoMo Wheelchair Tennis Classic tournament. Bouvier and the other award recipients will be recognized in a formal presentation April 25 at Government House in Victoria. Each will receive a certificate and medallion designed by B.C. artist Robert Davidson.

Wait, don’t trash those pennies yet, says ERH Auxiliary Every penny counts and the Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary wants your pennies to count for a lot. This fall, the copper coins will fall out of circulation because they cost too much to produce but the auxiliary can put them to good use. (The penny will retain its value indefinitely and can continue to be used.) “Please help us turn pennies and other spare change into hospital equipment for Eagle Ridge Hospital,” Vivian Fraser, a 20-year member of the hospital auxiliary, said in a press release. Fraser said with the


penny going out of circulation, it’s an ideal time for everyone in the Tri-Cities to participate in the Hospital Cent$ program; 100% of Hospital Cent$ revenue is used to buy hospital equipment and patient comforts for Eagle Ridge Hospital, she said.

Since 1976, ERH Auxiliary members have been volunteering and raising more than $800,000 for the purchase of equipment and other items at the hospital. The Hospital Cent$ program was introduced in 2004. Hospital Cent$ donations can be left in the auxiliary gift shop at Eagle Ridge Hospital. The gift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. on weekends and holidays. New members are always welcome; call Vivian Fraser at 604544-1470 for more information.

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Hunters speak up in Coq. By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

More hunters are lining up to take aim at a proposed city bylaw that would ban bow and arrow and firearm discharge in Coquitlam. This week, Burke Mountain resident Renato Spano spoke to council-in-committee to urge the city not to restrict hunting using guns, which is currently allowed around farmland near the eastern boundary of Coquitlam as well as Goose Island, the foreshore beside the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Area and the waters of the Pitt River. Later this month, council is expected to hear from Spano’s neighbour, Thaddeus Seidler, who uses a bow and arrow to hunt in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, which is par tially located within the city limits. Both residents told The Tri-City News the draft bylaw, to which council has already granted three readings, would affect their livelihoods: Spano hunts mig ratory birds for sport — and sometimes with his family — while Seidler hunts blacktailed deer for food. At Monday’s meeting, Spano walked council through the regulations hunters in Coquitlam must adhere to, including obtaining a $1-million liability insurance policy. He described hunters as “conservationists� and “stewards of land� who haven’t caused any problems for the city or police. The incident that prompted the bylaw — bow hunters wounded a bear on a northeast Coquitlam blueberry farm last June and the injured creature wandered for 16 hours in a public park before it was destroyed by con-


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A busy Coquitlam church that caters to families and immigrants — as well as its own congregation — will soon have more room for parking. On Monday, after more than 30 minutes of debate, city council granted a temporary-use permit to Hillside Community Church to allow overflow parking on the Austin Avenue property it owns next to its place of worship. The permit is good for three years and will result in a combined 84 parking spots for the church. Much of the discussion about the temporary permit centred around tree cutting, with half of council arguing for a deferral to see the church’s arborist’s report. According to city staff papers, seven trees will get the chop for 27 more spaces on a new gravel parkade. But with Coun. Mae Reid absent from the meeting, the vote resulted in a tie and meant the deferral was defeated; council then unanimously granted the permit. Other Coquitlam council news: Plans to build six detached homes close to a historic Maillardville square are getting mixed reviews from neighbours. On Monday, council awarded first reading to rezone and change the official community plan for 1319 Cartier Ave., where Morningstar Homes wants to build six strata units with a common driveway at the back. Morningstar intends to build in a heritage style similar to the homes built in the 1900s around Laval Square, according to a city staff report. But while some letters from neighbours say they like the design, others expressed concern about potential noise, traffic and parking problems as well as tree loss — a topic that has emerged frequently as the city revitalizes the traditionally FrenchCanadian enclave. The bid is being supported by the Maillardville Residents’ Association. A public hearing on Morningstar’s plans is expected be held this or next month.

servation officers — was “a senseless and stupid act� that gave hunters a

bad name, Spano said. “Let me make one thing perfectly clear:

Those individuals are not hunters. They’re poachers. They’re criminals. And they should be dealt with as such by proper authorities,� he said. Coun. Terry O’Neill said council was “surprised and overwhelmed� to learn hunting was still allowed in Coquitlam, after it introduced its ban, and he argued firearm hunting should be permitted in Coquitlam. Last month, council shot down a motion for a complete firearms discharge prohibition, arguing the city would be acting on emotions and not reason; however, advocates counter Burke Mountain is growing and the shoreline is being used more frequently by nature lovers who would feel uncomfortable with guns firing in the area. In January, the comm i t t e e h e a rd f ro m a Coquitlam hunter who warned the local Canada goose population at city parks would swell if a firearms ban was imposed. I f a p p r ove d , t h e bylaw would not apply to the city’s two gun clubs. Fourth and final reading of the bylaw is expected next month.


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Teen arrested following lockdown at Best school A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in relation to the lockdown last week at Dr. Charles Best secondary school. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said the teen was arrested in the early morning hours of March 29, the day after the lockdown occurred at the Coquitlam school. He is now facing two criminal charges for failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking from a prior charge, which include abiding by a curfew and not having a cell phone. “The lockdown was necessary because the information we received was very serious and the safety of everyone at or around the school was paramount to us,” Chung said in a release. At about 2 p.m. March 28, Best principal Mary O’Neill recognized the young man, believed to


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A 16-year-old boy was arrested the day after Dr. Charles Best secondary school in Coquitlam was locked down last week. be a former student, and escorted him off school grounds. There was also an unconfirmed report that he had a gun. School protocol is to initiate a lockdown and have students stay in their classrooms until police confirm it can be lifted. Parents were being asked to pick up their kids at the nearby Coquitlam Alliance Church until the lock-

down was lifted shortly before 4 p.m. “ T h i s i n d iv i d u a l caused havoc to everyone who works or studies at Charles Best secondary and to the community around the school,” Chung said. “In addition, his actions had many parents worried about the safety of their kids.” There was no weapon found at the scene or during the arrest.

The teen, who cannot be named due to provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is scheduled to appear in B.C. Provincial Court in Port Coquitlam today (Wednesday). Chung said it’s possible that as the Crown reviews the file, there may be additional charges stemming directly from the lockdown.

Beware door-to-door scam A Tri-City resident is warning people about a door-to-door scam. In an email, the man, who did not say what area he lives in, wrote that a man and woman came to his door and said they had locked their keys in the car with it running. The pair said they had called Mundy Towing but were short $15, adding Mundy must receive payment before they retrieve the keys out of the car. “They are very desperate sounding and the woman offers to stay

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until the man returns from a bank machine,” the man wrote. “They are very persuasive... It may be human nature to want to help people in a jam and they take full advantage” He gave them $20 but did not see them again for repayment. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said police receive occasional reports of a scam similar to this one, not necessarily because they are rare but because not everyone reports the incident. Other news: The B.C. Securities

Commission’s (BCSC) criminal investigations team has arrested a Coquitlam man for fraud and theft. According to the BCSC, a woman gave the suspect approximately $345,000 to invest between October 2004 and May 2008. “The Crown is alleging he used that money for purposes other than what he promised the woman he would do with it,” said Richard Gilhooley, spokesperson for the BCSC. Following a lengthy i nv e s t i g a t i o n , t h e

BCSC, with the help of Coquitlam RCMP, arrested Amir Beiklik at his home on March 6. He has been charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000. Gilhooley said if Beiklik is convicted, the BSCS can impose administrative penalties such as a market ban or prohibitions on trading, but those sanctions aren’t necessarily automatic. Beiklik’s next court appearance is on April 10 at B.C. Provincial Court in Vancouver.



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Ready to vote in the April 19 byelection? Advance polls among options for Port MoodyCoquitlam voters T h e Po r t M o o dy Coquitlam byelection will be a three-way race after candidates were confirmed by the filing deadline Monday. C h r i s t i n e C l a rke is running for the BC Conservative Par ty, Dennis Marsden is running for the BC Liberal Party and Joe Trasolini is the candidate for the NDP. As the race heats up, Elections BC is ramping up its public relations campaign to get people out to vote, announcing where and when people can cast their ballots on April 19. “B.C. voters have tremendous access to voting opportunities that reflects the diverse needs of today’s voter from student to senior,” stated Keith Archer, chief electoral officer, in a press release. “If voters aren’t sure of where to vote I encourage them to contact us.” During the byelections, voters may vote: • at their assigned voting place on April 19 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; • at advance voting locations in their electoral district from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; • at any other general or advance voting place under absentee rules; • or if they can’t make it to a voting place, they may vote at the district electoral office or vote by mail until general voting day.







On Monday, the Port Moody-Coquitlam candidates dusted off the gloves in a one-hour debate on CKNW’s Simi Sara Show. Fielding questions from Sara as well as callers, Marsden, Clarke and Trasolini clashed on issues such as post-secondary education funding, the economy, gas prices, TransLink funding and candidate and party trustworthiness. Locally, the candidates will face-off in two all-candidates meetings on the following dates: • The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will hold an all-candidates meeting on Wednesday, April 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Inlet Theatre in Port Moody city hall. • Burquitlam Community Association is inviting the candidates and members of the public to attend its meeting, which will take place in the gym at Sir Frederick Banting middle school (820 Banting St., Coquitlam). The meeting will run from 7 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. Both meetings are open to the public. For more information and a complete list of advance and general voting day voting loca-

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Dahlby, of PoCo, runs for Hope L e w i s D a h l b y, a 58-year-old Port Coquitlam resident, is running under the Libertarian banner in the ChilliwackHope byelection. Nominations for the April 19 byelection in Chilliwack a n d i n t h e Po r t Moody-Coquitlam byelection closed at 1 p.m. Monday. It’s not clear why Dahlby is running in the Chilliwack-Hope riding when he lives in Port Coquitlam. The candidate said he had trouble getting nomination booklets out for signatures while working and looking after family at the same time. “Unlike the other parties, we don’t have a whole team and a whole crew working for us,” he said. “For people who love freedom, I’m providing that choice for them.” D a h l by i s t h e four th candidate in the ChilliwackH o p e bye l e c t i o n contest; the others are NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony, BC Conservative candidate John Martin and BC Liberal candidate Laurie Throness.

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Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 59 of the Community Charter, the City of Port Coquitlam may, by bylaw, establish regulations for businesses. The proposed Business Amendment Bylaw includes a de¿nition change for the word “Business” and reduces the current ATM fee from $500 to $170. A copy of proposed Bylaw, cited as the “Business Amendment Bylaw, 2012, No. 3796” may be inspected until 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the Corporate Of¿ce, City of Port Coquitlam, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2A8, between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except any statutory holidays or at www.portcoquitlam. ca/getinvolved. If you wish to comment on the Bylaw, you may write to me prior to the meeting, or attend the Council meeting of Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at which time you will be given an opportunity to be heard, or to present a written submission. On April 10, 2012, Bylaw No. 3796 will be considered for ¿nal reading. Susan Rauh, CMC Corporate Of¿cer 604-927-5421 corporateof¿

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Despite many people turning out the lights, the Tri-Citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; power consumption didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drop much during Earth Hour. Association and School District 43 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to join the campaign by finding daily energy savings such as tur ning off non-essential lights and power sources. City council also recognized and proclaimed Earth Hour at its March 19 council meeting and staff offered tips on its website. As for Coquitlam, where council last week adopted a Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy targeting emissions for land use, transportation, buildings, energy supply and solid waste, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy manager, Trevor Billy, pointed out that Coquitlamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s score was better than the provincial average of 1.67%. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are happy that the city experienced a decline in energy consumption but it is im-

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Gentleman John Cummins? Well, not so much BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA n an interview with one of Black Press’ Vancouver Island papers before Christmas, BC Conservative leader John Cummins made a bold prediction that he would have party status before the general election in May 2013. That’s four seats, and it wasn’t based on an unlikely sweep of the Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam byelections, now set for April 19. He hinted he was getting calls from MLAs looking to join up after a November Angus Reid poll showed a sudden surge to 18% for his resurgent brand. We now know that one of those callers was Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen. I asked Cummins on Friday if he is still confident about three more. “Hopeful, let’s put it that way,” he replied. Van Dongen’s explosive departure was


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Independent special prosecutor Bill Berardino also spent seven years and many more millions on the BC Rail case, including the role of Clark’s lobbyist brother, Bruce. He didn’t find the smoking gun now sought by van Dongen. This effort seems designed more for political revenge in an election year than to clarify the sorry legacy of the BC Rail sale that has already been examined through two provincial elections. Van Dongen was at the top of everyone’s list of disgruntled BC Liberals. During last year’s leadership contest, he muttered darkly about not only BC Rail but, also, the integrity of fellow Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong. Now Clark is van Dongen’s target, with Cummins standing beside him trying to look statesman-like. Of course, van Dongen drove himself out of cabinet long before Clark returned. Chronic speeding by a public safety minister is a tough sell. I asked Cummins about the reluctance of key cabinet ministers Kevin Falcon and

George Abbott to confirm they are running again. His aw-shucks friendly-grandpa modesty precludes speculation but he did allow it’s “maybe a comment on the state of affairs in the Liberal caucus.” Reporters started surveying government MLAs after Falcon and Abbott kept their options open for 2013. For the record, fellow ministers Terry Lake, Shirley Bond, Pat Bell, Mary Polak, Rich Coleman and Stephanie Cadieux all said they are firmly on Clark’s election team. Independent-minded backbenchers Bill Bennett and Kevin Krueger also saluted the BC Liberal banner. Randy Hawes allowed that he’s 65, so if he leaves, it will be for the golf course. As I was talking with Cummins, BC Conservative advisor Randy White was assuring The Abbotsford News that more defections are coming. Cummins has people for the dirty work. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Glen dog park too Coalition showing strain Speak up! close to the school The Editor, As longtime residents of Coquitlam and parents to two young children, we are quite concerned with the city’s Glen Park project. We have one child attending Glen elementary school and another who will be attending kindergarten in September. Although I think it is wonderful that the city has plans to develop/ improve the green area behind the school, I wonder what it is thinking by placing an off-leash dog area directly behind the school fence. As parents to a child who is terrified of any dog, it scares us thinking about her playing on the playground with dogs of all breeds and sizes directly behind the fence. Because we live close to Lafarge Lake, we frequently use the park during the spring and

terrified of dogs that she runs the opposite way when she sees any dog. She is so terrified that if she saw dogs behind the fence, she wouldn’t even venture out onto the playground. School is meant to be a place of learning as well as a place of play. Shouldn’t every child have the opportunity to play on the playground and shouldn’t every parent know that they can send their child to school and they will be safe on school grounds? The city should go ahead and make its plans to improve the green area and make that area enjoyable for all residents of this city but please rethink the decision to place an offleash dog area directly behind the school fence. Please keep our children safe. Diego and Kathleen Epherre, Coquitlam

summer. Last weekend, as we enjoyed the beautiful weather and spring-like conditions in the park, we noticed a large number of offleash dogs. Although we don’t currently have a family dog, we do advocate having some sort of off-leash park in the city. We would much rather that the city has an off-leash park than see people allow their dogs to run off-leash in every public park in the city. But we do not advocate having such a park directly behind an elementary school, with hundreds of small children playing on the playground. There are too many dogs in this city that are deemed “vicious” breeds. What if one of those dogs jumped the fence and attacked a small child? Is that not an accident waiting to happen? Our daughter is so

The Editor, After more than a decade in government, the BC Liberal Party, a coalition of former Social Credit, Conservative and, well, Liberal supporters, is showing the strain. On a rising tide of public grievance that c o m e s f ro m b e i n g long in power, coupled with the under tow of a resurgent BC Conservative party, this coalition is looking fairly fragile. A breakdown here would fragment the non-NDP vote, with the for merly-strong BC “Liberals” splitting into se parate, weaker, Liberal and Conservative blocks. It seems inevitable. Like

a train wreck unfolding before our eyes, it’s hard to look away. While everyone flying their own true colours for a change would be a good thing, and having more voices in the arena a very good thing, it does create problems in our first-past-the-post elections, which don’t work well with more than two significant voting blocks. Such elections are often decided on the largest plurality rather than a majority, and that is not a democratic best-practice. We need to resurrect electoral reform. Yes, we’ve had two referenda on this and both failed — narrowly — although both did have

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Drop-in closes, name change for centre By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Public drop-in hours at the Women’s Resource Centre in Port Coquitlam will be discontinued but Tri-City Transitions will continue to schedule appointments for women who need resources and support, says the group’s executive director. Carol Metz Murray said the house located at 2420 Mary Hill Rd. will continue to provide educational, specialized and targeted programs but will no long er staff drop-in hours for women. As well, the name of the Women’s Resource Centre will be changed, Metz Murray said, to reflect the fact that men, as well as women, are utilizing services to reduce violence and abuse


The drop-in at the Women’s Resource Centre in Port Coquitlam is closed for good but women can still schedule appointments, says Tri-City Transitions executive director Carol Metz Murray. against women. In future, the building, leased from the city of Port Coquitlam, will be called the Family Resource Centre. The staffing change will allow T ri-City Transitions to do more follow-up work with


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“If we can manage those behaviours, they may be able to stay home longer and families won’t be burnt out as quickly.”

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Karen Tyrell, dementia educator


aren Tyrell jokingly calls herself the “dementia whisperer” but the nickname may be apt as she has as many problem-solving techniques and solutions as there are challenging behaviours. You name it, Tyrell, has seen it in her years as a therapeutic support worker for people with dementia. The signs of dementia are as varied as the people who acquire the debilitating disease: repetitive actions that seem to make no sense; wandering; disruptive or inappropriate behaviours — all of it looking like crazy behaviour unless you are the caregiver who is dealing with it and watching your trusted loved go into decline. “They feel guilty. They feel a loss of hope,” Tyrell said of caregivers. “That’s the stage where families are struggling. They don’t know how to cope.” While putting someone in a care home is one option, and some anxiety-reducing drugs will calm some patients, Tyrell believes nonpharmacological interventions offer promise and can keep people at home longer, in familiar environments where they do best. With her newly established consulting business, Personalized Dementia Solutions (, Tyrell offers hope for families walking down this dark and rarely discussed path to a calmer, more peaceful future. “If we can man-

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Karen Tyrell, a dementia educator, with a game called Qwirkle that is good for exercising the brain of people with dementia. Tyrell helps caregivers find innovative ways to deal with the challenging or unwanted behaviours exhibited by some people with dementia. In addition to providing in-home consultations and practical solutions, Tyrell also offers free workshops for caregivers and teaches the required training for certified dementia practitioners through her business. age those behaviours, they may be able to stay home longer and families won’t be burnt out as quickly,” she explained. Typically, caregivers call Tyrell as a last resort. A partner or grandparent is wandering and getting lost; or they are relieving themselves in the corner of the living room; or they pace endlessly or ask the same question over and over, and then they get angry or abusive when challenged. Many of these behav-

iours are simply reflections of the individual’s particular history or reality. Memory is like an onion, said Tyrell: When the most recent memories peel away, the raw emotions of an earlier time are left behind. With so much pain, suffering, worry or even boredom at the centre of these behaviours, Tyrell advises getting to the heart of the matter using a technique called therapeutic reasoning to talk the patient out of their agitated state. It involves

more or less agreeing with the dementia sufferer to create a calm feeling. You acknowledge the problem, said Tyrell, but offer a solution, such as “Your sister is looking after the children” or “The cows have already been milked, aren’t we lucky!” These may seem like evasive strategies, but they do work. “All behaviour has meaning,” explained Tyrell, saying the caregiver needs to get into the head of the dementia sufferer to under-

stand them. In her experience, the wandering person is trying to get to a place that features prominently in an earlier memory — a former home, perhaps — or they may be looking for their children or their mom and dad. Sometimes, a solution is to tire the person out or remove a memory trigger, such as a coat rack, so they don’t see their coat and think of leaving. Tyrell describes a condition experienced by some dementia suf-

If you’re 50 or older, you can expand your cooking skills and knowledge of food with instructor Monica Hanser on Mondays this month at Coquitlam’s Dogwood Pavilion. Themes are: • April 16: cooking on a budget; • April 23: gluten-free recipes; • April 30: diabetes-friendly recipes. Classes run from 1 to 3 p.m. and each one costs $20 plus tax for Dogwood members, $25 plus tax for others; pre-registration is required. Alternatively, people 19 years and older can join wine steward Laura Murray as she educates you about wine and basic tasting techniques. You can sample reds and whites, and practise evaluating wine. Class takes place April 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $15 plus tax for members, $20 plus tax for others; pre-registration is required. For more details about these and other programs or Dogwood membership, or to register, call 604-927-6098. Dogwood Pavilion, a city of Coquitlam rec centre for people 50 years and older, is located at 624 Poirier St., at the corner of Poirier and Winslow. ferers called “sundowning,” where they get restless, usually at a time of day where they would have been active in an earlier part of their life, such as getting home from work or making a meal. She advises hiring a support worker who can keep the patient busy with brain-stimulating activities, such as puzzles, sorting games or art therapy, even reminiscing, often followed by a walk, which reduces their anxiety and prepares them for a

restful evening. “A lot of families don’t know this, they aren’t taught this,” said Tyrell. “But there are simple things that you can do.” • The next free workshop on Cracking the Dementia Code for all care gi v ers is available Friday, May 25 at Dogwood Pavilion from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Karen Tyrell will also be available for free consultations at the Shoppers Drug Mart at Burquitlam Plaza on April 26.

Check out some classics A GOOD READ Lynda Watson


ooks that have stood the test of time and are still relevant and enjoyable to read are considered classics. Here are a few to consider: “If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace War and Peacee may not be a good choice for those with commitment issues — it is not a quick read - but, like any good relationship, it is well worth the effort. The cast of characters is vast but you will soon get to know the main ones such as Pierre, Natasha and Prince Andrei. Tolstoy’s philosophy of war and peace is fascinating, as is the description of the Russian struggle with Napoleon. “She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.” – Jane Austen, Persuasion Pride and Prejudice is the usual recommendation of Jane Austen’s work but I would like to propose Persuasion n as well. It is a thoughtful, romantic story with Austen’s usual humour — this is satire, after all. The only danger to reading Austen is that her use of language is so exquisite that she ruins you for other authors. “His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.” – Henry Fielding, Tom Jones The original title of the book is The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. Tom Jones is another longish book but it is also worth the time put into it. When it was written, Tom Jones was one of the first books to be referred to by the new term “novel.”

The book was radical for its time because of its raciness but it is also full of humour. The character of Tom Jones is extremely likeable in spite of his faults because he has such a good heart and he learns from his mistakes. “There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.” – Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers This book and the rest of the Barchester novels are essentially about the ambitions and schemes of various characters in an English cathedral town. There are misunderstandings, power struggles and plenty of plotting amongst the characters (Mr. Slope is particularly memorable), all of which contribute to the comic irony of the story. “Some folk want their luck buttered.” – Thomas Hardy, The Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge: A Story of a Man of Character Known more simply as The Mayor of Casterbridge, this book tells the tragic story of a man who sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder after he drinks too much rum at a country fair. He vows to give up alcohol for 20 years and works his way up to becoming the mayor of the town of Casterbridge. When his wife and daughter find him 18 years later, his life starts to unravel. The various decisions he makes and consequences of his actions make up the rest of the story.

“Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.” – Samuel Pepys, Diary The diary of Samuel Pepys is a record of several years of one busy man’s life in 17th century London, and is a fascinating glimpse into the past. Although Pepys is far from perfect, it’s hard not to be impressed by the energy and intelligence of the man. As well as his personal life, he writes of events he was a witness to, such as the Black Death and the

London fire of 1666. Lists of classics can be found online. One popular source of recommendations is Oprah; several of the books she recommends are classics, such as those by Charles Dickens, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck and Leo Tolstoy. As well, be sure to check with your local library staff for even more great classics. A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Lynda Watson works at Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.





Tri-City News Wednesday, April 4, 2012, A15

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Children five years and older are invited to share some afterschool fun tomorrow (Thursday) at Coquitlam Public Library with puppet show and a craft. The Poirier branch event runs from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. April 5. This free program is drop-in — no registration is required. Information: 604-927-3561, Ext. 4.

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Parent council offers ed. on digital learning and safety What makes your kids “click?” That’s the topic of a presentation later this month in Coquitlam about how children engage with the internet and what parents can do to stay involved and informed. The presenter for this seminar presented by the District 43 Parent Advisory Council is

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The free presentation, called Participating and Engaging in a Digital World, takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. April 30 in the Gallery Room at Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Register before April 26 via email to dpac43@ or call Sandy at 604-939-3690 (provide your name and phone number).

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Celebrate Our Risen Lord with these local Port Coquitlam Christian Assembly Celebrating Jesus for those who don’t go to church regularly.

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11.00 am Stations 11.00 am Stations 3.00 pm Passion of our Lord 3.00 pm Passion of our Lord

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9:00 am and 11:00 am (English/French) Fr. Mariano Barreto

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Free clothing for kids PoCo rhyme time 5 to 18 years April 18 Leadership students and staff at GOAL are presenting a clothing giveaway from 10 to 11 a.m. April 18 in the gym at Winslow Centre in Coquitlam. Some clothing is donated, other items are unclaimed from School District 43 lost and found — and ev-

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GOOD FRIDAY Fri., April 6th

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HAVE A BLESSED EASTER • Father Ronald W. Thompson 3141 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam (1 Block North of Lougheed Hwy.)


Hyde Creek Community Church Invites you to join us for: Good Friday, April 6th 10 am Easter Sunday, April 8th “Resurrection Revelation” 10:00 am All services held at 2145 Nova Scotia Ave., Port Coquitlam Just off the Pitt River Rd.

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St. Andrew’s United Church 2318 St. Johns St - Port Moody (604) 939-5513 Palm Sunday - 10 am April 1 Good Friday - 11 am April 6 at Como Lake Easter Sunday Sunrise Service April 8 - 7:30 am Rocky Point Pier - 8:15 am Easter Breakfast locaƟon TBA - 10 am Easter Service

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Trinity United Church 2211 Prairie Ave - Port Coquitlam (604) 942-0022 Palm Sunday - 10:30 am April 1 Maundy Thursday -7 pm April 5 Good Friday - 11 am April 6 at Como Lake Easter Sunday Sunrise Service April 8 - 7 am Lions Park - 8 am Pancake Breakfast Trinity Hall - 10:30 am Easter Service

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â&#x20AC;˘ Tri-Cities Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friendship Club bowling night at The Zone in Coquitlam. Info: Charlene, 604-944-7086.


â&#x20AC;˘ College Park Community Association Easter egg hunt, 10:30 a.m., Westhill Park. Hunt kicks off with Easter Bunny arriving on an old-fashioned fire truck.


â&#x20AC;˘ Coquitlam Sharks Aquatic Club final registration and assessment day at City Centre Aquatic Complex in Coquitlam, noon-5 p.m. The club starts the summer season on May 1. Whether you are a beginner, experienced or emerging elite athlete, Coquitlam Sharks has a program. Bring along your swim suit and goggles for an assessment. Info: www.coquitlamsharks. org.


â&#x20AC;˘ Burke Mountain Naturalistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; April meeting, 7:30 p.m., in the hall of Como Lake United Church, Coquitlam. Speaker: retired UBC professor Ken Hall, who will give a slide presentation on the importance of water in the desert. Admission is free and meeting is open to all. Info: 604-936-4108 or 604461-3864, or www.bmn.


â&#x20AC;˘ 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 the hospital â&#x20AC;˘ Ladies Legion Auxiliary meets, 1 p.m., Legion Branch 133, PoCo. If you would like to meet new people, drop in or call 604-942-6028 for more information. â&#x20AC;˘ Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting, 7 p.m., in ERHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ParkLane Room. Guests are welcome. â&#x20AC;˘ Canadian Parents for French, Tri-Cities chapter AGM, 7 p.m., Glen elementary school (staff lunchroom), 3064 Glen Dr., Coquitlam; all executive positions need to be filled. CPF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of French language learning opportunities through educational, social, cultural and sporting activities for youth. Info: www.cpf.


â&#x20AC;˘ Fitness class fundraiser hosted by Friendly Forest Parent Co-operative Pre-school and YOUnique Fitness in the gym at Anmore elementary school; all proceeds going to support the pre-school;

the Groove Method, cost: $10; doors open at 6 p.m. for registration and payment, class runs 6:15-7 p.m. More classes on April 18 and 25. Info: info@ friendlyforestpreschool. com. â&#x20AC;˘ Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club presentation night (visitors welcome): stamp â&#x20AC;&#x153;swap and shopâ&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m., presentation by speakers after 8 p.m., community centre, 630 Poirier St., McGee Room, Coquitlam. Info: www. or 604-9419306.


â&#x20AC;˘ Canadian Parents for French, Tri-Cities Chapter, family yoga night, 6-8 p.m., Dr. Charles Best secondary school, Coquitlam; three half-hour sessions available: 6:, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Info: tricitiescpf@ â&#x20AC;˘ Tri-City Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connection luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Adena Paget on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in control here, anyway?â&#x20AC;? Reservations:

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â&#x20AC;˘ Fitness class fundraiser hosted by Friendly Forest Parent Co-operative Pre-school and YOUnique Fitness in the gym at Anmore elementary school; all proceeds going to support the pre-school; Zumba, cost: $10; doors open at 6 p.m. for registration and payment, class runs 6:15-7 p.m. Another class on April 25. Info: â&#x20AC;˘ Leadership students and staff at GOAL present clothing give-away, 10-11 a.m., in the gym at Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Many SD43 schools have donated lost-and-found items for kids 5-18 and everything is washed and sorted. The clothing giveaway is open to all Tri-City families. Also, if anyone has clean lightly used clothing to donate, items are being accepted at 644 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-939-9241.


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Easter art for the kids Leigh Square Community Arts Village is hosting a children’s Easter arts celebration t h i s S a t u r d ay, April 7 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The event offers Easter e gg decorating, an egg hunt, arts and crafts, storytelling, entertainment by Jennifer Pielak of Second Storey Theatre and more (including a chocolate goody bag to take home). Pre-register at www.experienceit. ca or by calling 604-927-7529. Cost is $10 per child.

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The Royal City Musical Theatre’s production of Hello Dolly features Tri-City cast members, including: (front row, left to right) Kallista Jones, Nathan Piasecki, Trevor Kobayashi, Julia McLean and (back row) Tricia Zuskind, Carly-June Friesen, Nathan Sartore, Bradley Barkman, Jennifer Long and Colleen Austin.

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athan Sartore may only be 15 years old, but already he’s racking up an impressive list of musical theatre credits. A Grade 10 student at Heritage Woods secondary, Sartore has performed in the Theatre Under the Stars production of Bye Bye Birdie, Perry Ehrlich’s ShowStoppers and several school drama shows. And starting this weekend, Sartore will be making his Royal City Musical Theatre debut in the ensemble cast of Hello Dolly, running at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster from April 14 to 28. “It’s such a great opportunity to work with the professional actors,” he said. “It’s been great working with them in that professional atmosphere.” Sartore started dancing at the age of six and trains at the Tri-City Dance

Centre; he also takes voice and acting lessons with Lonnie Delisle. Three years ago Sartore added some international experience to his resume, when he travelled with the Dance Centre for performances in Disneyland and on the Norwegian Cruise Line. And in 2010, Sartore performed as a dancer at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games. Being in an RCMT production has been a tremendous learning experience, Sartore said. “In classes you’re just learning — you’re trying hard, but when you’re doing a show with professional actors... and when you’re working with a director like Valerie Easton, who’s so well known around the city, you’re always trying to make a good impression.” In addition to Sartore, the large Hello Dolly cast has another nine TriCity members. Among them is Carly-June Friesen, a 21-year-old Port Coquitlam resi-

dent who graduated from Capilano University’s musical theatre program last April. As a student she won the roles of Kili, a dwarf in The Hobbit, and the fairy godmother in Cinderella. She’s also part of the ensemble cast in Hello Dolly, her RCMT debut, citing Put on Your Sunday Clothes as her favourite number because it brings “pretty much everybody” on stage. “We’re singing and dancing in a lot of the numbers, and Valerie’s great to work with,” Friesen said of the Hello Dolly director, and fellow Tri-City resident, Valerie Easton. “It’s a fun show and there’s lots for the ensemble to do.” Easton said she went for Hello Dolly because it’s such a family friendly classic, full of familiar, singable tunes. “It’s a fabulous script, and everybody knows the song Hello Dolly,” she said. The show has been enjoying a resurgence lately, she added, since the

animated film Wall-E used two Hello Dolly songs — Put on Your Sunday Clothess and It Only Takes a Moment. Hello Dolly is also a musical that appeals to a broad audience. It tells the story of widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi, who schemes to convince her wealthy client, Horace Vandergelder, that she — not the pretty young upstart Irene Molloy — will be the best match for him. “It’s lots of fun, and it’s a bit of a farce,” Easton said. “They all end up at the same place, at the same time, not realizing the others are there, so it’s a lot of mayhem.” • Hello Dolly is at the Massey T h e a t r e ( 7 3 5 - 8 t h Av e. , N e w Westminster) April 14 to 28, with shows at 8 p.m. and weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at or by calling 604-521-5050.

Ar tist Judith M. Atkinson is offering a new lineup of art classes for all a g es at t h e E ve r g r e e n Cultural Centre on Mondays from April 16 to June 11. Creative Kids!, for ages seven to 11, allows kids to create, paint and explore the art of storyboards and collage from 3:30 to 5 p.m. A similar prog ram, Creative Teens! is geared to youth aged 12 to 17 years old, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost for both programs is $98, including materials. For adults, there’s Continuing to Paint from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., a program designed for artists of all levels. Participants will learn contemporary painting practices in a variety of media, as well as colour theory, composition and skill building. Cost is $155. Atkinson is a professional artist and fine art instructor. Re gister at or visit ECC at 1205 P i n e t r e e Wa y, Coquitlam on April 4 from 2 to 5 p.m.

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The Leigh Square Community Arts Village is showcasing the work of a multimedia artist this month. The retrospective exhibition of work by Donna Polos displays the development of her unique style over the past 20 years. Polos paints watercolours on cotton, paper and canvas, creating interesting surfaces that are textured and layered with paint, embroidery, yarn, beads and thread. Polos, a retired elementary school teacher and self-taught artist, describes the creative process as a harmonious and calming experience. She prepares her fabric by painting wet-on-wet and glazing up to six layers to achieve dark values, often using glue as a resist and, during the summer, Polos also uses heliographic paint (sun paint). Some of Polosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pieces incorporate chalk pastel and fabric paint, with hand embroidery and quilting adding texture. The retrospective show at Leigh Square will feature works on canvas, paper and cotton to reflect her process of working in all three mediums side by side. Polos has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Metro Vancouver and the U.S.; she has also been an artist-in-residence with the Stanley Park Ecology Centre. â&#x20AC;˘ Flourishing Fibres: Donna Polos Retrospective is at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village (1100-2253


Fibre art pieces including 7 Billion at 2011 (above) and Reflections at Pender Harbour (right) by Donna Polos will be part of a retrospective of her work, showing at Leigh Square Community Arts Village April 5 to May 7. Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam) April 5 to May 7. An opening reception with the artist in attendance is on April 14 at 2 p.m. Polos will be a guest instructor for a series of workshops for students and adults May 1 to 3, and a Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day afternoon tea and fabric painting workshop is on May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Register for the workshops online at or by calling 604927-8441.

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Works by Ying-Yueh Chuang (left) and Eliza Au, both ceramic artists, are on display in an exhibit called Variations on Symmetry at the Evergreen Cultural Centre April 13 to May 19.




Fun Fascinators with Ilona Marshall Saturday, April 7th at 1:00 pm

Make a fascinator head piece to wear for Easter or other festive events! Extraordinary hat-maker Ilona Marshall will be leading a fun-filled creative workshop on fascinators.

Artists find variations on ceramic symmtery Ceramic artists Eliza Au and Ying-Yueh Chuang are transforming the Evergreen Cultural Centre art gallery into a world where structure and symmetry, pattern and proportion define their art work while challenging the boundaries of their medium. Au explores how sacred space is transformed by the use of pattern and geometry; much of her work is influenced by Gothic and

Islamic architecture. She is also interested in how systems work and how they relate to symmetry, repetition and scale, with works like The Fragility of Belieff evoking the patterns of 13th-century Gothic windows. Her mentor, Chuang, has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her large-scale installations are organic in shape and

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form, like “hybrid forms inspired by organic material and imagined objects,” she said. • Variations on Symmetry: Installation works by Eliza Au & Ying-Yueh Chuang is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) April 13 to May 19. An opening reception is on April 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

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Coquitlam’s Nyhaug fifth in season’s first BMX race Racer recovers from an early crash to take fifth overall Even a crash couldn’t keep Tory Nyhaug down. A BMX racer from

Coquitlam, Nyhaug started his season off right on the weekend, scoring back-toback top-five results in Chula Vista, California, at the opening UCI BMX Supercross contest of the 2012 season. In qualifying last Friday,

Nyhaug went posted the fourth fastest time — 34.814 —in the Super Time Trial Finals race and qualified for the BMX Supercross showdowns. The next day, Nyhaug made it all the way through

single-elimination rounds to get to the Supercross finals, where he crossed the finish line in fifth place. Nyhaug was involved in a crash early in the race but managed to get back up and finish — and finish well.

American rider Connor Fields won both the time trial and the Supercross races, with Australia’s Sam Willoughby taking second, American David Herman third and Marc Willers of New Zealand fourth.

The next BMX Supercross race will be held from April 13 to 15 in Randaberg, Norway. Complete results can be found at www.bmx-results. com.


Coquitlam BMX racer Tory Nyhaug, shown here in a file shot taken at Town Centre Park, kicked off the 2012 racing season right with a fifth-place finish — despite an early fall — on the weekend in California.

Cup wins for local women The PoCo Fury were no fools on April 1. That’s when the Div. 4 women’s soccer team won their first ever cup with a victory in the Metro women’s final at South Surrey Athletic Park. The Fury beat the Semiahmoo Sabotage 2-1 to win the cup final, boasting a balanced attack that had served them well all season. In fact, during the season, 11 of 18 Fury players got on the scoresheet and the PoCo squad posted the league’s best plus/minus in regular season play. PoCo Fury is comprised of the first ever U-21 team that was formed in 2008/’09 after the mostly former Terry Fox and Riverside secondary school students came together after “aging out” of the Port Coquitlam youth program after U-18. The majority of the women have been playing soccer since they were six years old and are lifelong residents of Port Coquitlam: Rachelle Beuk, Jamie Brovold, Emily Carver, Melissa Dawson, Nicole Dawson, Stephanie Finn, Ashley Lafrance, Stephanie Larson, Kim Maloney, Ashley Martin, Amy Nadasdi, Brooke Nadasdi, Chantelle Nadasdi, Chelsea Quinn, Taryn Richards, Kim Smith, Jill Sweetable and Jessie Visser.


Also in Cup action, North Coquitlam United Soccer Club’s U21 Storm won its championship Sunday in a hard fought game versus Golden Ears United Soccer club. The Storm left it all on the field, getting outstanding performances throughout the lineup. It took to the end and beyond for the Storm to claim the victory, however, as they won the game 3-1 in penalty kicks with Natasha Morin backstopping the locals to victory.

Locals figure in Reynolds 12th at men’s figure ringette victory skating worlds Now, they’re headed to ringette nationals

Coquitlam skater helps Canada, too Coquitlam’s Kevin Reynolds accomplished a couple of things on figure skating’s world stage last week in Nice, France. First, he finished 12th in the men’s singles competition at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Second, that finish guaranteed Canada three spots in men’s singles at next year’s world championships, to be held in London, Ont. Fellow Canadian Patrick Chan, five-time national champion, won the world title for the second year in a row and the Canuck ice dancing duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir — sweethearts of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics — grabbed their second world title earlier in the week.

Some Tri-City power pushed a Lower Mainland ringette team to the AA U16 provincial title last month. Featuring six local players — Bayley Bird, Angela Cichos, Sarah Knight, Teagan Rasche and Katie Stanoffsky of Port Coquitlam Ridge Meadows Ringette Association, and Lauren Watson of Port Moody — the Lower Mainland squad won a best-of-three playoff over the representative team from the Thompson Okanagan. The locals won in straight games, 8-1 and 7-5. They now become Team BC at the Canadian National Ringette Championships, to be held April 8 to 14 in Burnaby. This will be the largest National Ringette tournament ever held in Canada (U16, U19 and 18+) and will feature teams from each province. The U19 Lower Mainland team also claimed the Team BC Title and includes PoCo Ridge Meadows players Sam Kell and Alicia Cecchini, and Coquitlam Port Moody Ringette Association players Alex Harris and Chantal Laurie.

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Kids’ d race to be part of RUSH at Buntzen Hey, kids, looking for an adventure? The Suburban RUSH adventure race, set for Saturday, April 28, is a 30 km off-road adventure for recreational athletes competing solo or in teams of two in mountain biking, trekking and mystery challenges in the trail networks near Buntzen Lake. The eighth annual race is expecting to be sold out. But what makes this a family affair is the second installment of the kids’ race. Children age three to seven years will tackle an age-appropriate mini Suburban RUSH course complete with race bib, finish line certificate and refreshments. Cost for registration is $88 per person for the main race and $20 per person for the kids’ race. For more information or to register, visit www.


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Hundreds of Tri-City girls know ringette is cool. Now, some of the sport’s proponents are trying to make it a little less cold. Coquitlam Port Moody Ringette Association recently received a grant from the 2010 Legacies Now sport development program to create a gym ringette program for local schools. Gym ringette is a modified version of the sport played on ice and known for promoting teamwork. This program was spearheaded by long time local ringette coach and player Amy Byrne. “I was very excited when we received this grant as I saw it as an opportunity to expose our sport to students and teachers,” she said in a press release. “I have run similar programs in the past and have seen how much the students and teachers enjoyed it. “ We h ave n o w equipped various schools and teachers with the knowledge and equipment to make this program part of their regular PE. curriculum.” Players from the local Port Coquitlam Open “A” team came together to run this program; besides Byrne, instructors were Allyson Epp, Ryeigh Deno, Krista Kell, Britany West and Nicole Robb. T h e y w o rk e d a t Riverview and Porter elementary schools in Coquitlam and Aspenwood in Por t Moody, and are planning on attending Coquitlam River elementary this month. Anyone wishing to try the sport on the ice can go to for a list of free local events.



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Gerta was called home by her Lord on March 13, 2012. Originally born in Saskatchewan to Fred and Caroline Richter, Gerta’s parents and their family moved to a farm in Duncan, BC in 1938 and later moved to Victoria in 1941 during the war. During the late 40s, she worked at HMCS Royal Roads (Royal Canadian Naval College), where she met Ted Rushton. They were married in 1950 and had four children – Richard, Fay, Tom and Fern. Ted and Gerta were married for 42 years when Ted passed away in 1992. Gerta brought her children up with her light of faith shining in all of their lives, bright as a star. She attended Stephen Ministry classes at Hope Lutheran Church in Port Coquitlam, BC, and many church members of Hope were blessed by her light as well when she would go to the hospital or their homes with home baking and love – even into her 80s. Gerta is survived by her son Richard (Louise), daughter Fay (Robert), son Tom (Noy) and daughter Fern, grandsons – Dennis (Samantha) and Patrick Carss and Philip Rushton, and granddaughters – Mara (Darcy) Foran, Keara (Jeremy) Groner, and Nicolle Rushton, and great grandchildren Eric & Lucas Groner, Isabella Foran. Also left to cherish her memory are her two sisters (Esther & Edna) as well as many nieces and nephews who all thought the world of her. We will miss our shining star, but are comforted by knowing that Jesus was waiting to greet her with open arms. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2012, at 1:00 pm at Hope Lutheran Church (3151 York Street, Port Coquitlam, 604942-5322). In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, or Hope Lutheran Church and School.

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To register, please call us at 604-931-1549 or visit us at:

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SERVICE MANAGER Peterbilt Pacific Inc. Abbotsford is accepting resumes for a Service Manager. Requirements are: BCTQ, previous management or supervisory experience, excellent communication & customer skills, industry & job knowledge. Apply by resume only to: Peterbilt Pacific Inc. 1001 Coutts Way, Abbotsford B.C. V2S 7M2.



CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497

DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE




DRIVER WITH CLASS 1 + AIR WANTED 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. Apply with resume by emailing or faxing to 604-888-1145







AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1(877)818-0783. APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information:


Adventure + Agriculture = AGRIVENTURE! Live & work on European, United Kingdom, Australian, New Zealand or Japanese agricultural/horticultural operations. 18-30 year olds may depart in spring, summer or fall for 4-12 months or more. 1-888598-4415.

AUJLAS’ FARMS LTD FARM LABOURERS required 5 or 6 Days/Week 40 or 50 Hours/Week $10.25/Hour Horticultural work such as: Planting, pruning, spacing and harvesting the crop. Employment starts early July’12 Submit your application to: 604-465-8153 or by Fax:604-465-9340 or by mail:12554 Woolridge Rd., Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z1

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783





The City of Coquitlam is a rapidly growing community of 120,000 people located in the heart of the Lower Mainland (Metro Vancouver, BC). As a recognized leader in municipal information and communications technology, we invite you to be a part of our award-winning team in the following role:


Apply your Journeyman-level skills in this temporary full-time role until November 30, 2013 Focusing on fleet maintenance/repair and exercising considerable independent judgement, you will perform skilled shop and field mechanical work, including maintenance, overhaul and repair on automotive and heavy duty equipment and vehicles. Along with a BC TQ (Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport Mechanic), you have: • at least 3 years’ related Journeyman experience • proficiency repairing/maintaining a variety of vehicles and equipment • the ability to work with minimal supervision while in a team environment • a Class 3 BC driver’s license with air endorsement. A CUPE hourly rate of $33.95 is offered, plus a competitive benefits package and compressed work week. Short listed candidates will be asked to supply a driver’s abstract. Please submit a cover letter and résumé citing reference #TCN-2012-100862, by 5:00 pm, April 16, 2012 to:

City of Coquitlam - Human Resources Division 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2 Phone: 604-927-3070 Fax: 604.927.3075 email:; website: The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We thank all applicants for their interests; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Carriers Needed

The following routes are now available do deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area: 6187 3-55 Hawthorn Dr

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.

. Fitness Instructor

8461 787-802 Banting St 743-825 Como Lake Ave(odd) 740-760 Covina Crt 790-798 Dalip Crt 741-800 Egmont Ave 738-780 Ellice Ave 800-810 Fowler Crt 808-838 Raynor St (even) 804-926 Robinson St


$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

8221 343-385 Blue Mountian St (odd) 901-975 Edgar Ave (odd) 900-970 Stewart Ave 907-964 Walls Ave



CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE. Lifeguard/Instructor. We are seeking an experienced individual to be a Lifeguard/Instructor. Refer to: for the required qualifications. Submit resumes by April 13, 2012, quoting competition 602106U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4. Fax to: (867) 669-3471. Email:


Ability to work till late or work early (6am start) a great asset.

8611 3200-3228 Bosun Pl 1050-1091 Dolphin St 1060-1087 Hull Crt 3207-3223 Mariner Way (odd) 3201-3229 Pier Dr 3208-3225 Sail Pl


Call 604-472-3040

6078 631-800 Alderside Rd 646 Bentley Rd 642-740 Ioco Rd

6068 1-17 Parkdale Pl 1-18 Parkglen Pl 1-19 Parkwood Pl

RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. Call 604.575.5555

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

Hiring for all FULL TIME Shifts for Prairie Ave & Home Depot locations in POCO.

9013 1140 Castle Cres

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628


8751 3226-3269 Karley Cres 1361 Shaughnessy St

Kisoya Sushi Ltd. is looking for a Japanese cook. Minimum 3 years experience in Japanese Cooking. Completion of secondary school. Cook Trade Certification. Full Time position, 40 hrs per week, $17/hr. 14 days paid vacation. Work location:#109B-1475 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1T3 If you are interested, Please send your resume to

Shop from home! Check out our FOR SALE sections: class 500’s for Merchandise, 600’s for Real Estate, and for Automotive view our 800’s.


8420 901-951 Austin Ave 506-534 Blue Mountain St (even) 922-948 Dennison Ave 500-600 Joyce St 501-530 Mentmore St 508-522 Roxham St 6013 3300-3364 Henry St 3301-3378 Viewmount Dr 3353-3373 Viewmount Pl 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 9262 1104-1189 Alderwood Ave 3910-3969 Ambleside Close 1103-1188 Lynwood Ave 4013-4098 Wedgwood St

Advertising Sales Consultant The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, April 20, 2012 to: Dwayne Weidendorf The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to No phone calls please.

Division of Black Press

9709 1280-1320 Durant Dr 1200-1300 Hayward Lane (even) 1296-1320 Johnson St (even) 2800-2871 McLaughlin Ave 2628-2641 McLaughlin Crt 2627-2879 Walton Ave (odd) 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.

MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season

All Ages, All Ethnicities

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START NOW!!! 12 F/T CSR reps needed Up to $20/hr, weekly pay

Must be outgoing Call Erica

604.777.2195 131


L.P.N. NURSE or Care Aide who works evenings or midnight shifts to work 3 hrs a day on a 5 day shift in exchange for free room & board. Home Care for stroke patient! Call Harold 604-941-9021.

WE’RE ON THE WEB Browse Classified Listings On-line

Benefits available, and competitive wage Email resume and hours available to:



DRIVER/LABORER for reg. pick-up + junk removal services. Must have class 5 with clean dr/ab + crim rec, be phys. fit + enthus with positive attitude. $16/hr. w/benefits. 24+ h/w apply


Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, transportation, batgirls, tickets & gates, and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive:

Call our office or visit our website for more info. 604-536-9287 or www.canadianopen or Attend our next Volunteer meeting for more details. Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 8828 201 Street, Langley

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.




Clean to Perfection Reliable / Honest ICBC & Veteran’s Claims Lic’d / Ins. ~ Windows Free Gift Certificates



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

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for the Kitimat Modernization Project. Approximate Journeyman Structural Steel Rate $36.27 This work will start 6/15/12. Please respond to this ad by 4/20/12. Please respond via email by placing Structural Steel Erector in the subject line to:


CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

A + Spa


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



Current and overdue returns going back as far as 1998

- near Safeway Sunwood Square

Starting at $45.00 per return Couples discount at $80.00



DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125

HERFORT CONCRETE 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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES



COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

M A R K B R A G I E L, CFP Tri-City Business Centre 604-552-9399 ext. 329


Tax Returns

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.


• Personal • Self employed • Corporate

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Cement Mason/Finishers in Kitimat, BC, Canada. Red Seal preferred. Finishers must possess competency in finishing high tolerance floors. Knowledge & experience in using all finishing hand tools, walk behind, and riding trowels. Must have experience in floor hardeners, shake and the ability to establish grade. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of

Disc. for seniors


(Mon - Fri) 9 - 5:30 pm, Sat. Appt 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


British Columbia Building Trades

for the Kitimat Modernization Project. Approximate Journeyman Cement Mason $31.82 This work will start 6/1/12. Please respond to this ad by 4/20/12. Please respond via email by placing Cement Mason/Finisher in the subject line to


HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.


British Columbia Building Trades

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Rodbusters in Kitimat, BC, Canada. Red Seal preferred. Rodbusters must be competent in rigging, shaking out & installing (tying) all types of reinforcement used in concrete. Must have basic knowledge of reading and understanding cut sheets and drawings for the reinforcing. Must be capable of signaling and rigging loads for cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and the Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project. Approximate Journeyman Rodbuster $36.27 This work will start 5/1/12. Please respond to this ad by 4/20/12 Please respond via email by placing Rodbuster in the subject line to


• FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked!


DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Structural Steel/Precast Erectors in Kitimat, BC, Canada. Red Seal preferred. Erectors must be capable of erecting, installing of temporary braces, splice plates and welding required for the erection of precast panels. Must have the ability to read shop drawing and provide basic layout of precast. Must have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material. Provide proper crane signals to fly material in place. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of

JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909


WE are seeking an Administrative /Accounting Assistant. Must be very organized, professional, friendly, polished and detail-oriented. Send applications to:


MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes



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

Radiance Day Spa Tel:604-936-6828 K-435 North Road Coquitlam

JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins.

(#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

Small Ads, BIG Deals!

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

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.

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

Call 604-802-6722


Visit our website:

Professional Installation

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

NO Wood byproducts used


When QUALITY Matters

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

Tree removal done RIGHT!

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows


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


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

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs


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

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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


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

ASHDOWN CONTRACTING Fences, Decks & Reno’s. Quality you can Afford. 604-970-4732



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

HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Also rubbish removal available Email: hoot& Gary 604-339-5430 MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

317 OF Home (604)501-9290



GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.


CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Fully Insured

All Work Guaranteed

Call John 604-464-8700 778-867-8785


NO JOB TOO SMALL! 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

Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”



Alpine Landscaping ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

Retaining Walls New Lawns Plant Installation Complete landscape installation services.

604 - 961 - 8595 ANDY’S LANDSCAPE Majored, 20yr exp. 778-895-6202

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

Local & Long Distance


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

✔ 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


D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

Serving Tri City 32 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days

Scott 604-891-9967 INTERIOR / Exterior Repaints & New Construction Ceiling Painting/Drywall Repair

Call: (604)460-8776

DRNEWEARTH.COM Craig 604 - 240 - 7594

★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★

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

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting




Call Ian 604-724-6373 TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS KIWI ROOFING. For all your residential re-roofing needs. Call Rob for free estimate. (604)537-7057



LAB PUPPIES, chocolate & black healthy, family raised. Parents on site. $625. Vet ✔, 1st shots 604755-1364 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND PUPS. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready now! 604-823-2259 PUGS, fawn, 2 male, 2 female. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $500. (604)796-2727/799-2911 Rottweiler Pups- PUREBRED, tails, dewclaws, shots, vet checked Health guarantee. Ready April 6th $650. to $1,000, 604 460 0804. SHIH TZU PUPPIES, Male & Female. 1st shots. Tricolor $450. 604-465-4305

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


Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688

Woodland Decks WDesign & Renovations WCedar Decks WFences WWooden Retaining walls Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.




Jack Russell pups, cute, short, stocky, smooth coat, tail doc, deworm, 1st shot. $600. 604-798-9233


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

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting Ext./Int. SPRING Special



ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

DRNEWEARTH.COM Call: (604)460-8776


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



Cocker spaniel pups – purebred, no papers 1st shots, dewormed, ready to go now. $600. Call 604-888-0832

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


CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

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




Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

Ph: 604-942-4383



- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting



Isaac 604-727-5232

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

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

Robert J. O’Brien

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BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 2 females remaining Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $950. 778-241-5504. Langley

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

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

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Prompt Delivery Available

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

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

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work


Dean 604-834-3076 10% OFF with this AD

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

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Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

✶ 2012 Spring Special ✶

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

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

But Dead Bodies!!

Home Renovations and New Construction

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT lawn cuts, aerating, power-raking, pruning, hedge trimming, trees, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Brad 778-552-3900



Haul Anything...

604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847

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DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.


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

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


$95 includes: Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilization Now accepting NEW 10 day weekly lawn mowing customers. ✓Installation ✓ Maintenance ✓Renovations ✓Call a Profes.



Hardwood Floor Specialist •Installation•Sanding•Refinishing Express your unique & individual style with a custom stain. Dust free sanding. 778-995-Wood (9663). View our picture gallery at


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

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


Instant Grassifacation!

www.caliberwest 604.764.9594



Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765

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

MERCHANDISE: CLASS 500’S From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods and electronics, to parakeets and pet supplies, if it’s considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here.


25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.


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


all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure


PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $550/obo. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

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

Gutter Cleaning & Repairs. (Res. & Strata). Prompt Service. Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing. Grants Home Maint. 604-936-2808.


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 $



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


RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. 1.902.522.2343

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



MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331



FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. 1-800-765-8660.



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 1-866-9815991. 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 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.




Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1200 Downtown POCO - 4 bdrms + den house. Cls to schools, WCE, all amens. Cat ok $1750/mo.

Call 604-464-7548

$1260, April 1, one bdrm & a large den, close to all amenities, gym, dishwasher, washer/dryer, parking, storage, guest room, party room. 778-995-4146 & 604-925-9236

COQUITLAM CENTRE - NEW 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT $1,525/month - Luxurious living in Metropolitan-One, 899 sq.ft, 6 highend appliances, workstation, secured parking/storage, available immediately, refs. required, no smoking, no pets. Call: 604-469-1054

COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755.

Tri-City News Wednesday, April 4, 2012, A27



Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.




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

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

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

Hyland Manor

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200 If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218


751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam 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

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

Dragan 778-788-1845

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management


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

Call 604-944-2963 Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

515-525 Foster Avenue 2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed.

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

1 bdrm $790/mo - No pets

Avail April 1 - Ref’s req’d GLEN/PINETREE New Highrise, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, wrk stn, prk, strg, 8 appls. Immed. $1400/mth. NS/NP. 604-817-8381 between 8am to 8pm GREENBOROUGH APTS

“New Building” 1 bdrm - from $1025 /mth 2 bdrm, 2 bth - from $1395/mth

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

Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.

Avail. immed. Centrally located. N/S, No dogs. Close to all amens & transportation. Clubhouse facilities.

Phone (604)468-1698 LGE 2 bdrm, upper flr, sep. ent, newly painted, on bus routes, close to schools & park, no pets, ref, $750 plus util., 604-802-4039

Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows


748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION PORT COQUITLAM bright furn’d room in large gr lvl ste, full bath, nr amens, $450 incl util/cbl/net. Avail now. NS/NP. Refs. 604-807-9612



$9,995.00 604-463-9428

9½ft Vanguard camper, new fridge. $700. Call 604-888-6042.

Contact 604-944-6345 COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm ground floor, insuite laundry. $1000/mo. Incl util. April 15. NS, NP (604)561-6553 COQUITLAM - Ranch Park - Avail. Immediately. Semi-furnished bsmt studio suite $750 with separate entrance. Incl: wifi, utilities, cable, offstreet parking, shared laundry & patio. Close to transit & Coq Ctr. Good transit links to SFU, Douglas College. NS/NP. 778-968-6260. COQUITLAM WEST. 2/bdrm suite, newer house. Laundry. $1100/mo. incl util/cable. May 1. NP, NS. 604-937-6692 or 604-727-4549 COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Bright grnd. level 2 bdrm. Ldry incl. $900. N/S. N/P. Avail now. 604-808-2964. NORTH POCO. 2 bdrm, bright. laminate floors. Shrd laundry. Quiet loc. Nr river. N/S, No dogs. $875/mo. 604-617-3599.

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. suite, grnd. lvl., large & bright. N/P N/S. Sep. entry. Avail now. $770 mo. incl. utils.,cable & int. 604-323-3580

604.465.7221 PORT COQUITLAM

RENOVATED 2 BDRM Available 2 bdrm, renovated suites - $850$925/mo. Some with D/W & W/D. Centrally located. Adult oriented. Refs req. Sorry no pets.

Call 604-941-9051

For more info. google us. PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm apts. $780 & $800/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.


PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level suite. Full bath. Sep entry. Cl to all amenities. $800/mo incl hydro, gas, cable, laundry. N/S, N/P. Avail May 1. (604)945-5911 PORT COQUITLAM, Northside. Clean quiet 2 bdrm suite, priv entry & prk, patio, newer paint, carpet & lino. Separate lndry. Near all aments, N/P, N/S. Ref’s. Avail. now. $850/mo incl hydro. 604-537-2131.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

2008 JEEP PATRIOT - North Edition 5 spd, 40,000 kms. Warranty. $16,000/obo. (604)525-3508

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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

By virtue of a WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN for Coquitlam Towing & Storage Co. Ltd we will dispose of the following unit to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of moving, storage, seizure and sale. 12-057A 2004 DODGE RAM Vin#: 1D7HA16D94J129361 Registered Owner: BURNS, HOWARD JAMES Indebtedness: $5,810.80

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


2008 Silverado 2500HD

12-057B 2002 JEEP LIBERTY Vin#: 1J4GL48K82W146899 Registered Owner: BARRIENTOS, ASTUA LUIS CABRIER Indebtedness: $3,158.40 12-057C 2003 GMC ENVOY Vin#: 1GK0S13S332156948 Registered Owner: ROACH, ERIN Indebtedness: $4,402.62 Day of sale is Wednesday April 11, 2012 @ 12:00 NOON.

Crew cab, 4x4, power windows/locks, A/C, AM/FM/CD, color matched Leer canopy, tow package.$20,995(Stk# 30683AA) consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

Absolute Bailiffs Inc. 20119 113B Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C., V2X 0Z1 Contact: Sheldon Stibbs 604-522-2773

BEFORE BUYING NEW OR USED... Check the classifieds.

2009 DODGE RAM 3500

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

GUARANTEED Auto Loans or

Here are just a few of the classifications offered in our

We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: (click credit approval) Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526


Short box, reg. cab, pwr. windows/locks, AM/FM/CD, trailer tow pkg. $39,995(Stk# 27776) consignment

Automotive Section: Class 818 - Domestic Cars Class 821 - Sports & Imports Class 851 - Trucks & Vans

1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

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




1993 BUICK Park Ave. Altera, fully loaded, G.T.S., aircared, $3,900. Call (778)565-4334 2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, AirCared, good tires, $3000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $4300 firm. 604-538-9257.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $5500 / 604.312.7415 2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5500 obo 604-780-8404





2002 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE 4 door. White 187,000 kms. $7700. Call 604-541-9129. 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA, 114 km, loaded, p/sun roof, all maint. done, exc. cond. $6,300. 604-836-5931. 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA, 4 dr, loaded, 82kms, local, exc. cond., $7,800 obo. Call 604-596-9970.


2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $21,500: 9000k.778-895-7570/604-836-5931



2001 YAMAHA V STAR - 1100 cc, chocolate brown, flamed tank & fenders. Inc. helmet, Great shape. $3500/obo. (604)463-4185



2007 WILDERNESS trailer, 28’, 2 slides, Q bed, 2 drs, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $19,500. 604-856-3777


847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6800 firm. Call 604-538-4883

PORT MOODY 3 bdrm bsmt ste, inste W/D, S.S. appl, d/w. Cls to park May 1. $1395. (604)939-4346.

COQUITLAM Centre area. 4 Bdrm upper flr, 2 full baths, garage, 2 f/p, shared laundry, pet ok. Avail now. Ref’s & credit check req’d. $1500/mo. Call 604-340-9757.



Check out


Upper Eagle Ridge near Newport Village. Private entrance, quiet neighbourhood. Close to amenities & bus routes. 5 Appliances. Heat, h/w, cable included. Non-smoker, no pets. Available now. $850/mo.

COQUITLAM - Lower Suite 3151 Cambridge St. Large 2 BR 1 Bath; 900 sf; laundry; $900 May 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

Port Coquitlam - Apartment 2550 Gordon Ave; Reno’d 1 BR 650 sf; 1 Bath; lndry; $675 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras


COQUITLAM OFFICE SPACE WESTWOOD CORP. CENTRE Various sizes of office space available CALL 604-944-2963




2003 Salem Light:


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.



COQUITLAM. Westwood Plateau. “Silver Springs”. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Ns/np. Inste ldry, pool, gym, Whistler inspired, beautiful & stylish. Ref’s. $1300. May 1 604-512-8725


It’s a New Year! Start it Right in The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager

2 Bdrm apt. $1225

535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)



COQUITLAM - bright spacious, 4 bdrm. 2 bath, 2 kitchen, W/D, fenced yard, alarm, W/D, cls. to amens. $2150/mo. 604-936-4827 or 604-936-4824 for more info.

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers”

Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231

PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail May 1. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 778-355-1808, 604-469-9100,



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.


COQUITLAM 663 Harrison Ave. 4 Bd avail now or May 1 $1350/mo. Newly reno’d, 5 appl, F/P, 1600 s.f. no pets, fncd bk/yrd. 604-454-4540

Email: or phone




The Scrapper

PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.

2 & 3 bdrm apartments avail. $790 & $913/month No subsidy avail. Centrally located, close to transit & schools.

COQUITLAM, newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath apt. in highrise, D/W, W/D, cls. to all amenities. $1400/mth. Avail. now. NS/NP. Call Jeanie 778-996-8298.



Coquitlam Centre Co-op

Contact: Costina 778-847-3153


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

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



Call 604-421-1235

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


Call 604-724-6967

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.

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes



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








COQUITLAM CTR, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, cls. to amenities, schls & Douglas Coll. Walk to Lake/stadium. NS/NP, $1295. Avail. May 1. 604-941-3259



2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $11,500 obo. Please call: (604)581-5117




A28 Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Tri-City News

1300 Dominion Ave. Port Coquitlam 604-942-7518 STORE HOURS: Monday - Sunday 9am - 6pm SALE ENDS: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 8JNDP(SPVQPG$PNQBOJFTtXXXBSULOBQQTDB





Art Knapp Plantland & Florist


$ 97

EASTER LILIES The perfect Easter flower and fragrance. Come check out our selection of Easter items and pick up your Easter Lily today. SALE

EASTER BOUQUETS Choose from the freshest and fullest Easter bouquets to brighten your Easter. Affordably priced for this holiday weekend.



$ 97

HANSA SHRUB ROSE This disease free Rose is a continual bloomer with vibrant violet red flowers and a heavy spicy clove fragrance. Reg. $24.99 SALE






$ 97

$ 97


$ 97

GRASS SEED Rapid start grass seed germinates quickly and produces a lush full lawn. Covers 375 sq. ft. Reg. $12.99 SALE

ASSORTED HOSTA A summer blooming shade loving perennial with large lush colourful leaves. 1 per pkg. Reg. $6.99 SALE

PURPLE POTATOES Unique and colourful potatoes add life to salads and the dinner plate. Reg. $7.99 SALE

PRUNERS Quality pruners to make your pruning projects easier. Reg. $12.99 SALE


$ 97


BLUE STAR JUNIPER A rich blue coloured juniper great for garden beds or low maintenance areas. Low growing evergreen. Reg. $12.99 SALE




FABULAWN LIME A pelletized Dolomite lime for easy application through a spreader to help prevent moss problems. Reg. $19.99 SALE


25% off


Do you spend a long time searching your purse for your keys and cell phone? LED handbags have arrived - The purse uses micro-LEDs, which are attached to the inner fabric of the purse. You can switch the lights on and off as you wish. SALE

Weekends call for comfort and this pant more than achieves that goal! Drawstring with tie-string at the top in the waist gives the pants a custom fit feel. Reg. $45.00 SALE





$ 87


WIPE OUT A non-selective weed and grass killer to kill weeds in and around plants and on cracks in sidewalks and patios. Reg. $14.99 SALE EXCLUSIVE AND NEW TO ART KNAPPSâ&#x20AC;Ś


Fixation has come out with an exceptional leatherbased jewellery line that is both refined and elegant. This timeless natural skin has been merged with high quality metal parts to create a unique sophistication all its own.


PINK LEMONADE BLUEBERRY Back by popular demand - Combined flavour of Blueberry and Pink Lemonade makes a amazingly delicious taste combination. Reg. $19.99 SALE




COMBINATION APPLE TREES Grow 4 different apples on 1 tree right in your own back yard easily, organically and fresh. Reg. $69.99 SALE




BUTTERFLY BUSH NEW! Flutterby Grande Vanilla Nectar bush. Large pale yellow blossoms with a deep yellow throat and a vanilla fragrance. Reg. $29.99 SALE


ROSEMARY One of our favourite culinary and aromatic herbs. Perfect for pots or the garden. Reg. $4.99. SALE



$ 27 FUCHSIA PLANTS Upright or trailing fuchsia plants ready for planting in containers or hanging baskets. reg. $1.99 SALE



$ 97


$ 97



FERTILIZER SPIKES Feed your trees, shrubs, fruiting plants quickly and easily with fertilizer spikes. pack of 5 Reg. $6.99 SALE




GROW BED No garden, no problem. This 38â&#x20AC;? X 38â&#x20AC;? polyethylene raised garden is ready to go. Just add soil. Reg. $49.99 SALE

RELAX ž LOOSE TRENCH Relax Trench is a super comfortable spring/ summer jacket with ž sleeves and thin lining which closes in front with a simple button and tie-string in the waist for a feminine cut. (Ombre Blue) Reg. $89.00 SALE





The Tri-City News, April 04, 2012  

April 04, 2012 edition of the The Tri-City News

The Tri-City News, April 04, 2012  

April 04, 2012 edition of the The Tri-City News