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The worm turns... waste into soil By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Composting has long been considered an activity reserved for residents of houses with

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smaller homes, townhouses and apartment buildings are increasingly turning to composting as a way of disposing of their yard waste and food scraps.

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TransLink $ troubles Mayors fear TransLink plans will be downsized By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

M e t ro Va n c o u ve r mayors say they’ re frustrated by Victoria’s refusal to allow new funding sources for TransLink, boxing it into raising property taxes to fund transit expansion over the short term unless huge savings are found internally. “There was a promise by the minister that everything would be on the table,” said North Vancouver City Coun. Craig Keating, referring

to options like a vehicle levy or road pricing that many mayors view as preferable to taxing homes. “ P r e m i e r C l a rk ’s been busy crossing things off the list. That promise has just been betrayed.” The mayors passed a series of resolutions Thursday, including one that reconfirms their opposition to any new use of property tax for TransLink. But there’s growing concern among suburban mayors that their cities will lose out on long-promised transit service upgrades if TransLink ends up downsizing its expansion plans. see GOVERNANCE, GO C , page g A13 3

Surprise $300m water bill feared By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

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Jenna Wagner, Port Coquitlam’s program assistant of children’s services, Susan Foster, the Tri-Cities’ ECD community development co-ordinator, and the YMCA’s Jacky Huckin will take part in the 8th annual Tri-Cities’ Healthy Kids’ Fair, which runs tomorrow (Thursday) morning at the PoCo recreation complex. Read the story on age A9.

M e t ro Va n c o u ve r taxpayers may have to pay $300 million to filter drinking water from the Coquitlam reservoir if a proposed federal target is adopted calling for a higher level of water clarity. A draft Health Canada guideline could force Metro Vancouver to add a costly filtration

plant at the reservoir to ensure the turbidity, or water cloudiness, of drinking water does not exceed 1.0 NTU (a water clarity measurement), down from the current limit of 5.0 NTU. Metro has objected to the proposed change, arguing it is unjustified and would bring no significant health benefit. see TIGHTER TIGHTER,, page A12


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COQUITLAM CITY COUNCIL: APRIL 16/2012 MEETING

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Wanted: room for a museum Without a home, will Riverview Hospital artifacts be forgotten? Heritage advocates hope not By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A collection of artifacts that tell the story of 100 years of mental health care at Riverview Hospital is being put into storage but not abandoned. Heritage advocates are lobbying for museum space in Coquitlam to showcase hospital equipment, furniture and uniforms, and the health authority responsible for Riverview is also looking for space to house the collection. “We are working with the historical society to find an appropriate location,” said David Weir, spokesperson for the Provincial Health Services Authority. “There needs to be an appropriate location to house the collection,” Weir said. Weir said the health authority has to vacate the buildings it leases from the provincial government through Shared Services B.C. as part of a longplanned closure of the hospital involving the relocation of patients and services to new facilities being developed in B.C. communities. For years, the health authority has leased space in the Industrial Services Building on the Riverview lands for the items collected by the Riverview Historical Society, but that building is closing at the end of May.

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“We are currently on neither the A nor B list for capital projects so there is much work to do.” JILL COOK “Because we lease the space, we have a deadline to get out of the hospital buildings,” explained Weir, who said the remainder of the hospital will close by summer, including the administration buildings. T h e scheduled closure of Riverview Hospital for this summer has raised numerous COOK concer ns about the future of the 244 acre site. But the immediate concern is what to do with the historical collection, which chronicles the change in methods and philosophy of mental health care over a century and has been the subject of much study by students and others working in the field. In March, the Coquitlam Heritage Society renewed its call for a museum to house the collection as well as other archival material languishing in basements throughout the city. Coun. Craig Hodge, a former president of the society who currently chairs the Riverview Lands Advisory Committee, agreed the city

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Above, some of the items in a collection curated by Anna Tremere, founder of the Riverview Hospital Historical Society. These and many other items are going into storage as the Provincial Health Services Authority, which runs the hospital, departs from Riverview as the final phase of closure continues this spring. needs a permanent museum to store Coquitlam’s heritage artifacts and the hospital collection.

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“The city is aware that throughout the city there are a number of heritage assets that the city has to preserve so they will be there for the future,” Hodge said. Although the city h a s M a ck i n H o u s e i n Maillardville, a period home reflecting life in the early days, it is unsuitable for stor-

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city on a museum proposal but it’s a long way from fruition. “We are currently on neither the A nor B list for capital projects so there is much work to do,” said Cook in an email message. Fo r A n n a T r e m e r e , founder of the Riverview Hospital Historical Society, packing the collection for storage is an immediate concern and a big job. “We have to find sufficient space for all the items,” was all she would say about the future of the collection.

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Mobile city biz licences could raise needed $ By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Entrepreneurs may soon be able to travel around the Tri-Cities with a mobile licence, making it easier — and cheaper — to do business in the northeast region. This week, the Tri-Cities’ Chamber of Commerce called on Coquitlam’s council-in-committee to pass a motion to join an inter-municipal mobile licensing program with Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Although receptive, Coquitlam’s committee made no immediate decision; however, Michael Hind, the Chamber’s executive director, said his organization is scheduled to make the same pitch to PoCo and PoMo city councils next Monday and Tuesday. A single mobile licence that would allow service people like landscapers, contractors, janitors, restorers, mechanics, caterers and photographers IN QUOTES to move freely within the Tri-Cities would be a “win for consumers, a win for the cities and a win for businesses,� said Coun. Craig Hodge, a past Chamber president and photographer who has lobbied for a mobile COUN. CRAIG HODGE licensing system in the past, including at the provincial level. Hodge said the Tri-Cities has several models to follow as mobile licences currently exist in other B.C. jurisdictions like Greater Victoria, Trail, Cowichan Lake area, north and west Vancouver, Courtenay and Comox, and Okanagan-Similkameen, where there are 19 participating municipalities and regional districts. “In each of these areas, the local government experienced greater compliance and businesses benefited by reduced time and expense, and simplified expansion into new markets,� Chamber director Velvet Cates Capell told Coquitlam’s committee on Monday. According to Chamber figures, revenues have gone up in each Okanagan-Similkameen municipality since the program started there in 2007: in Kelowna, business licence revenues skyrocketed by nearly $78,000 in a year while in West Kelowna, the revenues jumped by $33,400, and $19,640 in Vernon. The cost for an Okanagan-Similkameen mobile licence is $150; in Victoria, it’s around $100. Mobile licences are separate from a regular business licence, and holders must adhere to the bylaws in each community, Cates Capell said. Meanwhile, nearby municipalities are also considering mobile licences, with Chambers of Commerce in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows urging their city councils to follow suit with a single permit for the Fraser Valley. If the Tri-Cities goes ahead with the pilot program, the Chamber may also promote the concept of a Metro Vancouver-wide mobile licensing program.

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Now it’s time for voters to have their say By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

They have knocked on thousands of doors, fielded hundreds of questions at all-candidates meetings and lobbed questions of their own during radio debates. Now it’s down to the wire for the three candidates vying for a seat vacated by BC Liberal MLA Iain Black in O c t o b e r. To m o r r o w, (Thursday), voters in Port Moody-Coquitlam will head to the polls to cast their ballot for someone to re place Black for the year remaining of this government before the next general election slated for May 14, 2013. During the campaign which seemed to flag as the weather got nicer and the Canucks’ play-offs began, candidates defined their personalities and established their credentials through campaign literature, websites and debates. All three

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PORT MOODY-COQUITLAM APRIL 19 party leaders visited the riding during the election, including BC Conservative leader John Cummins, Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix. Some provincial funding also came this way, including $681,332 to expand a lacrosse box and other facilities in Port Moody and $104,848 for an outdoor fitness and recreation park in Anmore. While the poll results (available Thursday night at www.tricitynews.com), won’ t change the balance of the seats in the legislature, they could signal change is in the wind for the governing BC Liberals or establish a beachhead for the fledgling BC Conservative Party. Either way, the stakes

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Parties highlight their differences to sway voters environment, and promised his party would have a fully-costed out platform in time for the next election. Among the issues he said his party is promoting is the return of grants for post-secondary students paid for with a

minimum cor porate tax for banks. Trasolini strongly believes that t h e M u r r ay - C l a rke Connector should be built and the province should help pay for it.

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his track record in his dealings with Anmore and Belcarra — particularly, how village residents are charged extra for programs at the PoMo rec centre and to access drinking water — and for not gaining federal grants to build a new Murray-Clarke Connector to ease traffic gridlock. Marsden, said he has knocked on 10,000 doors during the campaign and promised to be open and communicative with voters after he’s elected. Meanwhile, Trasolini, widely touted as the man to beat in the election, criticized the BC Liberals’ stance on the failed HST, the proposed selling of corporate assets to balance the provincial budget and Bill 22, the legislation passed last month to end the teachers’ job action that Trasolini described as “an impediment to meaningful dialogue.” Trasolini called himself a “known quantity” who is “approach-

able, accountable and strongly believes in public consultation.” These same themes of trustwor thiness, openness and fiscal accountability played out in interviews with the candidates published in the Tri-City News earlier in the campaign. “I’d say we’re the common-sense choice,” Clarke said of the BC Conservatives, in her interview where she talked about her party’s belief in leaner government. She said her party would review all spending to see where cuts could be made. The Liberals, meanwhile, are counting on their balanced budget next year to win votes. “We are the only party that is coming out and saying, ‘Here’s what it is and this is how to pay for it,’” Marsden stated in his interview, noting that his party’s Jobs Plan and port and infrastructure spending could create spin-off jobs locally. Trasolini argued that a strong economy can co-exist with a healthy

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A8 Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Tri-City News

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Townhouse dogs targeted in PoCo licence canvass By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Port Coquitlam’s effort to increase the takeup rate for dog licences in the municipality is expanding to include multi-family dwellings. In 2010, the bylaw division conducted a twomonth, door-to-door residential dog licence canvass and increased the take-up rate to 40%. Another canvass in 2011 increased that number to 57%. However, staff said it has become increasingly evident that many unlicensed dogs reside in condos and townhouse complexes, residences missed by the city’s canvass. “We would like to get the number to about two-thirds, which would be about 6,000 dogs,” said Dan Scoones, manager of bylaw services. “When you consider we have 2,000 to 3,000 multi-family units... there maybe another 1,000 dogs in there. That would take us to the 6,000.”

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All pooches need to be licensed. On Tuesday, council voted unanimously in favour of authorizing an independent contractor the right to go doorto-door in the interior hallways of apartment buildings. The right of entry authority will run until Oct. 1, 2012. “This is being used to enter the complexes only to allow her to go door-to-door,” Scoones said. “We just want to make sure we can do the same door-to-door we do in the residential areas.” Using formulas developed by the pet food industry, Scoones said the city estimates that there are likely between 9,000 and 10,000 dogs in the municipality. The goal is to get to a 66% take up rate for licences, which

is about 6,000 dogs. The city’s animal control bylaw mandates that all dog owners must insure that their dogs have been licensed and that they display licence tags valid for the current year. Scoones said the funds collected from the licences relieve the taxpayer from the costs of animal control and other animal related services.

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The licensing cost for operating an automated teller machine (ATM) in Port Coquitlam has been reduced after council voted unanimously in favour of a business b y l aw a m e n d m e n t Tuesday night. Previous, ATMs operated outside of a licensed financial institution were required to pay $500 per year for a licence. After council’s decision this week it will now cost $170, bringing the price in line with neighbouring municipalities.

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North Road / Clarke Road - Ebert Ave to Morrison Avenue: Construction expected to be completed in late Spring (weather permitting) by contractor Pedre Contractors Ltd. 604-881-2411. Phase 1 - South of Foster Ave. to Smith Ave. boulevard restoration. Phase 2 - Smith Ave. to South of Como Lake Ave. water connections in progress. Phase 3 - (Clarke Rd. / Como Lake Ave. intersection area under construction involving night work (Mon. to Fri. 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) Phase 4 - (Clarke Rd. / Como Lake Ave. intersection to Morrison St.) construction involving some night work has commenced. Visit www.coquitlam.ca/Road-UtilityProjects for more information on construction projects in Coquitlam or call Engineering and Public Works Customer Service Line: 604-927-3500. Open 24 Hours/7 Days a week.

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Tips for parents at healthy kids fair By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Jenna Wagner, program assistant of children’s services for the city of Port Coquitlam, with Jacky Huckin of the YMCA child care referral service and Susan Foster, the TriCities’ ECD community development co-ordinator, who are organizing the annual Tri-Cities’ Healthy Kids’ Fair set for tomorrow, Thursday. JANIS WARREN THE TRI-CITY NEWS

community needs are. Usually, about twothirds of the attendees will be new to the fair while the rest have been to at least one in the past. “Most people take something away from it,” Foster said. “But no matter how small, we are happy because we know it will improve a child’s life.” • The Tri-Cities’ Healthy Kids’ Fair is Thursday, April 19 in the Green Arena at the PoCo rec complex (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 604-927-7529. Admission is free; however, nonperishable items are being accepted for the Share food bank.

NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT PATRON PARTICIPATION ENTERTAINMENT FOR FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, BC, from Joe’s Atlantic Grill Enterprises Ltd., operating Joe’s Atlantic at 2410 St. John’s Street, BC, to allow for patron participation entertainment. Residents and owners of businesses located within a .8 kilometre (1/2 mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to:

THE GENERAL MANGER LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO Box 9292 Stn. Prov. Govt. Victoria BC V8W 9J8 PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your letter must be received on or before May 18, 2012. Your name(s) and address must be included. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

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If you just had a baby, do you know the correct way to install a car seat? What if you have toddlers: do you know when and what immunizations are required at every growing stage? And for children in preschool and kindergarten, are you up to speed on what’s best to feed them? These topics and others will be covered by the various health, community and educational agencies represented tomorrow (Thursday) at the 8th annual TriCities’ Healthy Kids’ Fair, a one-stop shop at the Port Coquitlam recreation complex that is expected to draw hundreds of parents and caregivers wanting to learn the latest when it comes to children’s safety and development. Among the 35 organizations that will have staff on hand to share information are Fraser Health, Simon Fraser Society for Community Living, Share, School District 43, the cities of Coquitlam and PoCo, YMCA, the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee, Coquitlam RCMP, PoCo Fire and

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ommentators of all stripes have proclaimed the byelections this Thursday in the Tri-Cities and in Chilliwack as bellwethers for next year’s provincial general election. To all the pundits, the armchair politicians and the big-city reporters who touched down in this suburban riding for a day or let their fingers do the walking on Google, we say hogwash. This byelection will be won or lost on several things that have little or nothing to do with an election more than 12 months away. It will come down to organization and who can best get the vote out this Thursday. The crown is going to go to the the party that does the best job in turning mild voter interest into political action. This will be tough as voter turnout is typically low for byelections, although this riding is typically more politically active than most. Will former Port Moody mayor Joe Trasolini’s name recognition win him the seat? It will certainly help his NDP campaign and he will likely end the BC Liberal stranglehold on the riding. Trasolini has fought a mild campaign, without any of his characteristic combativeness, and it has been interesting to watch his evolution from civic to political politician. Still, the BC Liberals, represented by Dennis Marsden, won’t go down without a fight and the race could be closer than many people think. Do the BC Conservatives have a chance to take this riding? Not likely, although Christine Clarke has been an able deputy for leader John Cummins, and the party’s adroit populist campaign targeting the BC NDP, the Liberals and Joe Trasolini on fiscal matters will win some support from cash-strapped voters. A sign that Trasolini is the man to beat was the BC Liberals’ patently dishonest effort to paint him as an obstacle to the Evergreen Line. All that is to be expected at election time. But this election is child’s play compared to the three-way battle coming in 2013. It would seem this current race isn’t so much a barometer of things to come but an inquiring finger raised to the winds of political change.

Politics and environmentalism for dummies BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA avid Suzuki has resigned as a director of his namesake foundation so it won’t be the target of federal government “attacks.” This news is conveyed in a Globe and Maill report that is typically tilted in deference to “Canada’s most famous environmentalist.” The usual assumptions are woven in: Suzuki is a saint. His every utterance is treated as scientific fact, even when it’s a leftwing political rant. The Conservative government is a front for Big Oil that has “attacked” environmental groups by reminding them that political activities are not eligible for charitable tax exemptions. In recent years, the David Suzuki Foundation’s campaign focus has been noticeably in step with the large U.S. foundations that fund most of B.C.’s enviro-scare industry:

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first, salmon farming and, now, the Alberta tar sands in all their exaggerated horror. Suzuki’s personal activities aren’t easily distinguished from those of his foundation, as was illustrated with his recent CBC documentary that demonized the tar sands. Diseased fish were displayed but natural contamination of the Athabasca River was glossed over. Aboriginal objections were highlighted while local support and economic benefits were overlooked. This isn’t science or charity. It’s tabloid journalism. Sensationalize, ignore facts that weaken the drama, play to people’s emotions. And he expects to be subsidized by the CBC and charitable tax exemptions as well? This news comes as I finish reading Patrick Moore’s Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout. I was one of many young fans who cheered as Moore, Bob Hunter and the other 1970s Greenpeace pioneers set out from Vancouver to disrupt Soviet nuclear testing, and then turned to the regime’s slaughter of whales. In 1986, Moore split with Greenpeace and worked to set up a family chinook salmon

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farm. He said Greenpeace opposed aquaculture because it destroys tropical mangrove swamps. Tropical prawn farms have no rational connection with B.C. but a global organization needs simple ideas that sell. This approach was seen in an earlier 1980s campaign against chlorine in pulp mills. Greenpeace protests against dioxins and the herbicide 2,4,5-T were eventually dumbed down to opposing the use of chlorine in all industries, including production of PVC plastic. Pulp mills developed a way to eliminate trace dioxins from their production but that didn’t matter once Greenpeace had a global campaign going. They still used chlorine, so they’re bad. Speaking of chlorine, PCBs are polychlorinated biphenyls, a persistent background toxin. Tests found levels three to five times higher in some wild salmon compared to farmed. But the wild salmon results were ignored in a 2004 study used by Suzuki to depict farmed salmon as poisonous. His foundation’s salmon farm campaign quietly disappeared down the memory hole after its PCB claims were debunked.

Moore highlighted another bit of greenwashing in a visit to Victoria last year. The vaunted LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — certification for green building standards gives you points if your concrete is locally sourced but no points for using wood instead. That’s because the long campaign by major environmental groups has devolved to “logging is bad.” Here’s the latest example: Greenpeace, ForestEthics and the Sierra Club were bankrolled by U.S. foundations to negotiate with the B.C. government, aboriginal people and forest companies for the 2006 Great Bear Rainforest agreement on the B.C. coast. Economic opportunity was delicately balanced against preservation and First Nations gained new control of forests. Now, the big enviros have begun campaigning against their own deal. As much as half could still be logged, they say. It seems this particular green peace is bad for their business. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Both columnists wrong Better signs needed about Cdn. Senate’s role for Eagle Mt. hikers The Editor: Re. “Should Canada’s Senate be reformed or e l i m i n a t e d ? ” ( Fa c e to Face, The Tri-City News, April 13). Both Face to Face columnists Andy Radia and Jim Nelson think of the Senate in its current form as “proofreaders.” This may well be the case today since Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed almost no one who merits attention, save for a skier, a number of journalists and an illiterate sports figure. Multiplying the number of elections at the federal level will not increase our democracy, especially since Prime Minster Har per’s moves are not exactly constitutional in the first place, a point Mr. Radia misses. Harper’s changes mean we will be bogged down in endless court challenges. A strong and stable government, indeed.

A n d i f M r. Harper’s vision of the House of Commons as ANDY RADIA h av i n g “stand-alone” supremacy over an elected Senate ever succeeds, then the significance of the Senate will again diminish in the eyes of Canadians. I foresee elections for the Senate will be about as popular as the civic vote, which are notable for incredibly low turnouts. An elected body at the federal level can only be equal to another elected body at the federal level, and this has fundamental implications because it overturns the whole of the Canadian constitution. In other words, a triple-E Senate is for those who think of our constitution as some sort of comic book, as if any government with

a majority can change it at a whim. More e l e c tions, inJIM NELSON creased partisanship and marketplace competition are not the answers to all our public problems. Look to the United States today with all its checks and balances — and intractable politics. Who wants that? I would say an element of considered thought is desirable. And Canada’s Senate achieved just that in 2006 with its groundbreaking document “Out of the Shadows at Last,” which made the persuasive case for a national approach to mental health and addiction. Such an initiative could not have been made with everyone vying for elections. Here the Senate was

doing far more than mere proof-reading. Scrapping the Senate is comic-book stuff but I do foresee meaningful changes to the institution in the future. Once Prime Minister Harper retires from politics (about 20 years from now), a wise legislator will introduce the rule (because there will be no effective opposition) that the PM is required to appoint a proportion of Senators who do not belong to the ruling party. Pa u l M a r t i n ap pointed at least three Senators who were not Liberals, and these were people generally recognized for their competence. Let’s just hope that in 20 years, there will still be persons of public virtue — unsullied by government market mantra and meriting an appointment. Joerge Dyrkton, Anmore

The Editor, Re. “Lost hikers find way off mountain” (The Tri-City News, April 11). In June 2011, I lost the Lindsay Lake Loop Trail on Eagle Mountain for about 10 minutes while attempting to hike to “The Pulpit” lookout. The flagging nailed on the trees for northbound hikers was barely adequate. It was faded and too often widely spaced on a winding trail. The flagging for southbound hikers was woefully inadequate. Hence, I lost the trail. To reduce the number of rescue calls to Coquitlam Search and Re s c u e f ro m E a g l e Mountain, someone should give the volunteer trail maintenance group a thousand dollars to rehabilitate twoway trail flagging and to mount guide signs at key trail junctions. Further, with regards to Coquitlam SAR’s list of essentials: A GPS is

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Coquitlam SAR might not have as many people to search for with better trail markings, says the letter writer. useless in the thick, tall trail map. This lightly forest on Eagle Mountain used trail is barely disthat blocks satellite re- cernible on the coneception. A carpeted large-scale forest floor. governTwo other ment topo“essenYou can comment on graphic tials” not any story you read at map doesn’t included in www.tricitynews.com s h ow t h e your sidetrails. I bar are: 11) had a compass in hand Tell p people where to keep myself oriyou are g going and exented and the BC Hydro pect to return. And 12) “Hiking the Mountain Don’t hike alone. Trails at Buntzen Lake Derek Wilson, Reservoir” brochure with Port Moody

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Tighter water regs are not based on science â&#x20AC;&#x201D; chair â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think it would be a requirement that would be extremely onerous and costly to the region and not needed,â&#x20AC;? said North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto, who chairs Metroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s utilities committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to be very clear to them: Make the decision based on sound science and not emotion.â&#x20AC;? The regional district is already spending $110 million to build an ultraviolet light disinfection plant at the Coquitlam reservoir that could be redundant if a filtration plant is also required there. The ultraviolet plant, to be finished in 2013, would supplement the current ozone disinfection now used there and all but eliminate the risk of contamination by cryptosporidium parasites. A filtration plant would add operating costs of $5 to $10 million a year on top of the capital cost of $300 to $400 million, according to staff estimates. Mussatto said Metroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategy of protecting its reservoirs from access while using a combination of filtration and advanced disinfection serves the region well. Filtration at Coquitlam would bring â&#x20AC;&#x153;no demonstrated public health benefits,â&#x20AC;? senior Metro engineer Stan Woods said in a report to Metroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s utilities committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These changes are not supported by science and are consequently inap-

Metro water costs Metro spends $223 million each year to collect and supply drinking water. The average water charge of $220 for each home is up 66% in the past five years due to the Seymour-Capilano project and is to rise another 35% to $300 by 2015 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even without extra costs related to additional Coquitlam filtration.

propriately more stringent than regulations in other parts of the world.â&#x20AC;? The Coquitlam reservoir supplies the east half of Metro Vancouver and is the least prone of local reservoirs to rare bouts of cloudy water when extreme rain brings fine silt down from the mountains. In contrast, a boil water warning was briefly issued in 2006 when a storm sent turbidity levels in the Capilano and Seymour reservoirs soaring to more than 30 NTUs and resulted in slightly discoloured water flowing from taps. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not expected to ever happen again as Metro spent the last several years building its Seymour-Capilano Filtration Project at a cost of $813 million.

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. The City Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfďŹ ce will compile a Speakers List for the Public Hearing items â&#x20AC;&#x201C; please register by telephone at 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given ďŹ rst opportunity. Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting during which it will give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda. Item #1

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Reference No. 10 017728 RZ Bylaw No. 4296, 2012 Addresses: 3465 Princeton Avenue and 1397 Kingston Street

The intent of Bylaw No. 4296, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? to Bylaw No. 4296, 2012 from A-3 Agricultural and Resource and RS-2 OneFamily Suburban Residential to RS-9 Large Single Family Residential, RS-11 Estate Single Family Residential and P-5 Special Park. If approved, the application would facilitate the development of approximately 27 singlefamily residential lots and a streamside protection area/pedestrian trail adjacent to West Smiling Creek.

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Reference Nos. 11 015162 OC and 11 009865 RZ Bylaw Nos. 4299, 4300 and 4301, 2012 Address: 1319 Cartier Avenue and RT-2 Townhouse Residential Text Amendment

The intent of Bylaw No. 4299, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Citywide OfďŹ cial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3479, 2001 to revise the land use designation of the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? to Bylaw No. 4299, 2012 from Low Density Apartment Residential to Townhousing. The intent of Bylaw No. 4300, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? to Bylaw No. 4300, 2012 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RT-2 Townhouse Residential. The intent of Bylaw No. 4301, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to encourage a variety of forms within the RT-2 Townhouse Residential zone by removing the maximum units/hectare density regulation in this zone and replacing it with a minimum lot size requirement and maximum gross ďŹ&#x201A;oor area restriction for one-family units. If approved, the application would facilitate the development of six detached townhouse units and revise regulations relating to housing forms within the RT-2 Townhouse Residential zone.


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Reference Nos. 12 005119 OC and 11 018346 RZ Bylaw Nos. 4304 and 4305, 2012 Address: 652 Harrison Avenue

The intent of Bylaw No. 4304, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Citywide Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3479, 2001 to revise the land use designation of the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4304, 2012 from One-Family Residential to Neighbourhood Attached Residential. The intent of Bylaw No. 4305, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4305, 2012 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RT-1 Two-Family Residential.

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If approved, the application would facilitate the subdivision of one single-family lot into two single-family lots.

Public Inspection of Materials Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from Wednesday, April 11, 2012 to Monday, April 23, 2012 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430. Public Submissions Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Please also be advised that video recordings of Public Hearings are streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca. Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: • At the Public Hearing (please hand submission to the Clerk); • Online by emailing clerks@coquitlam.ca; • By regular mail to 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; • In person to the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; • Or by fax to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015. To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure you forward it to the City Clerk’s Office prior to noon on the day of the hearing. Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam. ca. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any of the bylaws described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Lauren Hewson Legislative and Administrative Services Manager

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A majority of mayors voted last Thursday to try to cancel $30 million in extra property tax to be raised through a $23 per average home levy in 2013 and 2014. The money was the backup — if a new source wasn’t negotiated with the province — to fund major bus service improvements, including bus rapid transit over the new Port Mann Bridge, express buses on King George Boulevard in Surrey and a new White Rock-Langley route. But mayors from Langley City, Langley Township and White Rock voted against the resolution to remove the backup property tax, saying they can’t risk seeing those projects shelved. “It’s not an option as far as South of the Fraser is concerned,” said Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender, the vice-chair of the regional mayors’ council. He suspects TransLink will look at eliminating or delaying some of the promises in the Moving Forward plan approved last year, adding Langley and Surrey will “go to the wall” to keep that from happening. “We worked too hard to get to the point where there was a recognition of the need for more services South of the Fraser.” The concern is that TransLink management, now under pressure to find about $20 million a year in savings after a proposed fare increase was rejected, will be unable to also carve out a further $30 million a year to cover the expansion costs if the property tax backup is removed. “If they can meet those needs

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TransLink’s Mayor’s Council fears the Moving Forward plan for road and transit improvements will be delayed. through other efficiencies, then great,” Fassbender said. “But if they can’t and some projects have to be taken off the table, I would like to know which ones those are.” The provincial gover nment is sending in auditors from the finance ministry to help search for savings at TransLink. The mayors said Thursday they don’t feel another audit is needed — in light of a just-complete efficiency review by the TransLink Commissioner — but that if one is done it should be performed independently by B.C.’s Auditor General. Keating said that’s essential, because Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, in his former role as transportation minister, restructured TransLink five years ago and those changes were cited by the commissioner as one reason TransLink administration costs have ballooned in the intervening years. They also want the provincial Auditor General to conduct an indepth review of TransLink’s governance model.

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Garage Sale - Zone 1 3307 Abbey Lane 3300 Bayswater Avenue 3305 Bayswater Avenue 3319 Bayswater Avenue 2939 Cord Avenue 2650 Delahaye Drive 2652 Delahaye Drive 2659 Delahaye Drive 2962 Delahaye Drive 1293 Durant Drive 1314 Durant Drive 1316 Durant Drive 1531 Eagle Mountain Drive 1420 Edwards Street 1961 Flynn Crescent 2646 Granite Court 2800 Greenbrier Place 1500 Greenstone Court 3316 Grosvenor Place 3343 Hockaday Place 1345 Honeysuckle Lane 1267 Johnson Street 1705 .ing¡sher Crescent 2936 Lancia Place 1378 Lansdowne Drive 1470 Lansdowne Drive 1402 Noons Creek Drive 1265 Oxbow Way 1355 Oxford Street #19-1751 Paddock Drive #5-1751 Paddock Drive 2895 Panorama Drive 2111 Parkway Boulevard 3251 Pinehurst Place 1387 Pinetree Way 3073 Plateau Boulevard 3301 Plateau Boulevard 3376 Plateau Boulevard 2507 Platinum Lane 1364 Pollard Street 1542 Purcell Drive 1259 River Drive 2969 Robson Drive 2566 Sapphire Place 1323 Sherman Street 3036 Sienna Court 2506 Silica Place 1282 Tercel Court 2594 Trillium Place 2608 Turret Crescent 2922 Valleyvista Drive 2933 Walton Avenue 1294 White Pine Place 3395 Wilkie Avenue

Garage Sale - Zone 2 3012 Armada Street 815 Arthur Place 834 Baker Drive 843 Baker Drive 3233 Ballenas Court 578 Bole Court 3228 Bosun Place 2168 Brookmount Avenue 1053 Buoy Drive 3141 Capstan Place 664 Chapman Avenue 673 Chapman Avenue 1340 Clifton Avenue 1028 Corona Crescent 3148 Dunkirk Avenue 3210 Dunkirk Avenue #25-1170 Falcon Drive 1212 Gabriola Drive 1426 Gabriola Drive 3159 Gambier Avenue 3219 Harwood Avenue 2710 Hawser Avenue 1031 Hoy Street 883 Kelvin Street #1-1170 Lansdowne Drive 924 Lillian Street 1128 Luxton Square 909 MacIntosh Street 943 MacIntosh Street 3176 Mariner Way 2832 McCoomb Drive 2858 McCoomb Drive 2180 Mohawk Avenue 1207 Nestor Street 1220 Nestor Street 1222 Nestor Street 599 Nicola Avenue 1000 Odgen Street 3129 Ozada Avenue 2590 Passage Drive 2737 Pilot Drive 976 Porter Street 840 Ranch Park Way 2565 Raven Court 3136 Redonda Drive 1215 Ridge Court #76-3010 Riverbend Drive 900 Robinson Street 1002 Saddle Street 3230 Savary Avenue 1181 Shelter Crescent 828 Signal Court 2821 Spuraway Avenue 3092 Starlight Way 3198 Toba Drive 3170 Tory Avenue 618 Tyndall Street

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Worms are crucial to multi-family composting, she explained, with the slimy invertebrates capable of processing one pound of food waste every couple of days. A properly managed bin can produce enough nutrient-rich soil for any home garden while limiting smells emanating from the compost. Dobbie has taught the one-hour workshop several times and said she is amazed at how quickly people start to appreciate digging in the dirt and playing with the worms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People who come along to the class really enjoy it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it is a bit of a novelty to think that your food is going to get eaten by worms. People think about them almost as pets.â&#x20AC;? Dobbie goes over the biology of the worms and people who participate in the workshop are sent home with a worm starter kit, giving them all the tools they need to launch their own compost. Julie Pavey, Port Moodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager of parks and environmental services, said the worm workshop is part of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans to help reduce the volume of waste heading to the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landfill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city looks at this as a tool we can use to help divert solid waste,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It provides an opportunity to reuse organics at the home level.â&#x20AC;? The workshop takes place Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 per person (plus tax), which includes the lesson and a worm starter kit valued at $50. People can register at the Port Moody recreation complex by calling 604-469-4556 or by going to www.portmoody.ca/ signmeup. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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The recent outcry over Coquitlam’s decision to chop 200 trees at a park slated for redevelopment stirred a city councillor this week to send a blunt message to the critics: “Get a grip.” Coun. Terry O’Neill tore into the “eco-hysterics” at Monday’s council meeting, saying the city had consulted the public on Glen Park before the previous city council unanimously voted to proceed with rejuvenating the green space. And like other council members, O’Neill said he has received many ang ry emails about the tree loss — some of whom describe it as a “slaughter” or “massacre.” He was also confronted in public and asked to watch a David Suzuki video. “I can only wonder how such people can sleep at night, knowing that, every day, throughout the world, not only are hundreds of thousands of trees being ‘slaughtered,’ but so are billions of blades of grass. Their nightmares must be horrific,” O’Neill said, mockingly. He concluded: “My message to the folks who have been horrified, mortified, scandalized, bewitched, bothered or bewildered by the removal of 200 trees —re presenting only 20% of the total — at

Glen Park is this: Get a grip.” O’Neill’s tough words were in response to Coun. Lou Sekora, who pointed the finger at city staff for allegedly blindsiding the community with tree removal. Kathy Reinheimer, Coquitlam’s manager of parks and facilities, told council the city had two arborists on site who determined an extra 40 trees had to be cut down because they were diseased or unstable. “To me, that park is butchered,” said Sekora, who lives nearby. “Glen Park is totally, totally destroyed. The public is upset. There’s no two ways about it.... In my 40 years [on council], I’ve never seen anything like this happen.” Mayor Richard Stewart said while he was disheartened so many trees had to go, the forest in the northwest part of the park was an area where “nefarious activities” took place and where many dog walkers dumped their poop bags. Reinheimer said the city has placed two signs on both sides of the park — located between Pipeline Road and Westwood Street in City Centre — to show its plans for redevelopment, which include a new picnic area, playground, off-leash dog zone, path and entrance plaza in the first phase that will cost about $500,000. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Banning the sale of bunnies that haven’t been fixed is the “responsible approach” to curbing the overpopulation of rabbits in Coquitlam parks, the city’s mayor said.

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ERH staffers honour colleague at Wheel to Heal By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A group of staff from Eagle Ridge Hospital are teaming up for Wheel to Heal next month in honour of their late colleague. Juri Chkhartishvili joined the nursing staff of ERH’s emergency department in 2004. He passed away in January from cancer. Now a team of ER doctors, nurses and a paramedic are training for Wheel to Heal on May 6 under the banner of Team 6, the number Chkhartishvili, an avid soccer fan, wore on his jersey when he played. “Because he was so well liked and so well respected, we thought it was entirely fitting

to dedicate our ride to Juri,” said ER doctor Brian Deady, who is participating in his third Wheel to Heal on the 100-km course. Chkhar tishvili was born in 1961 in Georgia, then part of the USSR, and later married a Russian woman. They moved to Israel, where Chkhartishvili worked as a nurse for 12 years before moving to Canada in 2001. “He didn’t speak a word of English, and within two-and-a-half years he was working as an ER nurse at Eagle Ridge,” Deady said, noting by then his colleague was fluent in Georgian, Russian, Hebrew and English. Chkhartishvili quickly made friends

throughout the hospital and stood out as a highly skilled nurse, Deady said. “The word that came out most often among my physician colleagues was ‘unflappable,’” Deady said. “When you’d get in to a tough situation he just had nerves of steel, and you’d come out of a resuscitation or whatever it was and he’d offer people chocolate. He was a real chocolate fan.” Team 6 hopes to raise at least $5,000 in Wheel to Heal. Funds raised in this year’s event will purchase new endoscopy equipment, which helps diagnose everything from throat and stomach cancer to Crohn’s disease and kidney stones, for Eagle

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Coq. holds meeting on bow hunting By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A wide rang e of residents wanting to kill or push through Coquitlam’s plan to ban bow and firearm hunting has triggered city council to host a special townhall meeting. Since January, city council has heard from four delegations upset about the draft bylaw that would stop bow and arrow, and firearm hunting within the city limits; the regulation has already received three readings by city council. The latest speakers — Burke Mountain homeowner and bow hunter Thaddeus Seidler and Ted Kennedy, a former Westwood Plateau resident who is the vice-president of the BC Archery Association — appeared before Monday’s councilin-committee in an effort to shoot down the policy. Kennedy also had a letter from Richard Christiansen, vicepresident of the United Bowhunters of BC, whose 8,000 members are also rejecting Coquitlam’s proposed prohibition. Seidler, who has a background in wildlife biology, told the committee that “lawful bowhunting is conducted safely and ethically in remote areas” of Coquitlam and a hunting ban would be mocked by poachers. Seidler suggested city council change its draft policy to: • increase the no hunting or shooting restrictions, as provided under the Wildlife Act, from 100 metres of a dwelling to a quarter-mile buffer zone; • and implement an outdoor passport system for hunters, who would need to get permission from city hall before

heading out. “ W e n e e d s o m e thing flexible and c re at ive HODGE for the city,” Seidler urged. Currently, hunting is limited to farmland near the eastern boundary of

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Last Friday, Heritage Mountain elementary in Port Moody was visited by Citytv’s Breakfast Television and was given a grant of $1,000 for an outdoor art project. Working in small groups, students will design and paint colourful acrylic 4’ x 4’ murals on plywood, which will be mounted on an existing outdoor retaining wall in front of the school. The children will create murals to reflect the school’s cultural diversity, the Heritage Mountain community and the environment in which they live. Coverage of the event will air on Breakfast Television n on Monday, May 7 between 5:30 and 9 a.m. on Citytv.

By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Students and staff at James Park elementary school won’t be moving into their newly constructed building until September but the excitement is already in the air. Much work needs to be done before the historic Port Coquitlam school that first opened in 1913 is replaced by the state-of-the-art, energy smart building, and one of the most important tasks is coming up with a new identity fitting for a 21st-century school. Last Friday, James park students got a chance to take part in a POP! (Pursuing Our Potential) rally and brainstorming session for a new mission statement that will set the tone for the replacement school. About 80 staff members and parents worked with 300 kindergarten to Grade 5 students to answer the question “What makes you feel

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James Park elementary school principal Petra Kintzinger and students Hudson McManus, Justin Cabatbat, Ara Christie and Kendra Seguin are looking forward to moving into their new building next year. But first, the students will be creating a new brand, colours and identity for the PoCo school. safe, cared for and ready to learn?” said principal Petra Kintzinger.

“We’re looking to create a shiny, new identity,” she explained.

Infor mation from the brainstorming will be gathered into themes and whit-

tled down by students at upcoming assemblies. The result will be a new logo, updated colours and a statement of the school’s values as friends and learners in the community. “It’s a kickstart to the moving process,” Kintzinger said. The new building is starting to take shape immediately next to the older school and students and teachers will likely move next door a few weeks after school-reopens in September. It is expected to achieve LEED (Leadership in Environmental Design) Gold standard or the equivalent

and will house a neighbourhood learning centre for community agencies. Many students say they are looking forward to the move, although some of the Grade 5 students will be moving on to middle school next year. Kendra Seguin and Hudson McManus both said they expect the new school will have more space and look nicer, and they hope to return for a visit. To view the most updated images from the architectural firm of Grant and Sinclair, visit www.sd43.bc.ca and click on New School Construction under Schools. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com


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Earth Day Celebrates 40 Years of Recycling A great teaching opportunity for parents

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arth Day has been around for more than 40 years, and during that time, it has inspired millions of people to increase their awareness of, and their appreciation for, the environment. Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, people increasingly have adopted eco-friendly lifestyles and attitudes, and the continued embrace of environmentally friendly practices and principles is changing the world we live in. Nowadays, children grow up learning about the environment in school and at home. For example, many households participate in their community’s recycling programs, and such households are raising eco-conscious children, perhaps without even recognizing they’re doing so. While a transition to a more eco-conscious lifestyle might not be seamless, it’s far easier than many might suspect and even easier for kids who have yet to develop a lifetime of habits that might not be so eco-friendly. With Earth Day on the horizon, the following are a few ways parents can get their kids involved in activities or lifestyles that benefit the environment. Address Eating Habits Over the last several years, the opportunities to eat in an eco-friendly manner have increased dramatically. Organic foods have grown more and more popular, and parents can use this growing trend to teach their kids about the environment. When shopping

for groceries, choose organic products that weren’t grown with pesticides or harmful chemicals and explain this difference to kids. Shopping locally provides another opportunity for parents to involve food when teaching kids about the environment. Explain to kids that shopping locally reduces reliance on fuel because products don’t need to be shipped, be it through the air or on the ground, to your community, minimizing fuel consumption.

Teach Conservation Techniques Conservation provides another easy opportunity for parents to instill eco-friendly ideals in their children. Conservation is about reducing waste, so conservation techniques don’t involve sacrifice. Instead, they involve being more responsible when it comes to using our resources. Purchase Recycled Products Recycling is a practice that many of today’s kids grew up with, and as a result, many of them might take it for granted,

failing to fully realize the positive impact they’re making whenever they recycle. If recycling is as natural to kids as breathing, then it’s no surprise they might not recognize its impact. One way parents can address this issue is to purchase products made from recycled materials. A host of products are made from recycled materials, from the paper you put in the printer to the toys under the tree onChristmas morning.

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EPRA is a national not-for-profi fit extended producer responsibility association program that was previously run by ESABC. They have contracted Encorp Pacific fi to deliver the stewardship program under the Return-It™ Electronics brand in BC. Together, regulated electronics are managed and recycled in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The program also prevents regulated electronics from ending up in landfi fills or being illegally shipped to developing countries.

You can find more than 125 Return-It Collection Sites at return-it.ca/electronics/locations. And for a full list of accepted electronics, visit return-it.ca/electronics/products. Get ready. New products are being added to the Return-It Electronics program on July 1st, 2012.


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Tri-City News Wednesday, April 18, 2012, A23

west coast auto group

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RENOVATION

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haring a great picture book with a child can be a magical experience. As you explore together, you learn about the world, about each other and about the world of the imagination. An especially magical type of picture book to share is the wordless or nearly wordless picture book. These can be quite intimidating for adults at first. There are no words to get you started and everything depends on the visual. You may say to yourself, “What am I supposed to do with this?” However, these books are well worth the effort. If you’re new to wordless books, start with titles that have just a few words and depend heavily on the illustrations to tell the story. Have You Seen My Duckling?? by Nancy Tafuri is a book for younger children about a little duck that goes missing. Although there are words on every page, there is a story unfolding that is only shown in the pictures. The little duck is not really missing — he can be seen hiding on every page. Other similar books include: Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman, about a mouse family that lives underneath a tailor’s shop; Over Under in the Garden: An Alphabet Book by Pat Schories in which a snake chases a chipmunk all around the garden; and Diane Goode’s Where’s Our Mama?, ? in which a handful of children meet unexpectedly in Paris as they search for their mother. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is another nearly wordless story. This beloved book has a wordless section in the middle where the monsters

Once you are comfortable with mainly wordless picture books, try moving on to stories that have just one or two words in the entire book. Carl Goes to Daycare by Alexandra Day starts with a page of text but after that, everything is visual. Hilarity ensues when Carl, a big, loveable dog, is left in charge of the small children at a daycare. You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum is a fun book for slightly older children. A grandma and her granddaughter enjoy all

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Jerry Pinkney’s award-winning The Lion and the Mouse retells the Aesop’s fable of the mighty and the weak. The only text in the book is the occasional roar or squeak made by the animal characters. Even the cover of the book doesn’t have any words, just a beautiful illustration of the face of the lion. Another accessible and excellent wordless picture book is South by Patrick McDonnell. The author uses simple yet enchanting illustrations to tell a satisfyingly sweet story about friendship and finding your way home. Other authors specialize in completely wordless picture books. Arthur Geisert’s titles, including Oops and Lights Outt show wonderful contraptions

The cover of the book “The Lion and the Mouse.” that illustrate a series of events that will appeal to engineers and others who love puzzles. They may remind you of the old game Mousetrap. Barbara Lehman’s wordless picture books, such as Trainstop p or Rainstorm, take the viewer into magical worlds created by a childlike imagination. Adults will feel as if they’ve stepped through the portal into Narnia when reading Lehman’s titles. Some wordless titles are more abstract and

encourage the reader to contemplate the emotions and interactions inherent in the art. Author Suzy Lee creates books such as Wave, Mirror and Shadow that depict children at play. These complex titles have a limited palette and include plenty of white space. It is artwork that invites children to imagine themselves as the characters in the deceptively simple scenes. Jeannie Baker, an Australian author/illustrator, creates books such as Home and Mirror, with powerful cultural or ecological themes. Her illustrations are multi-layered, detailed feasts, with lots of visual clues to move the story along. Finally, Herve Tullet, the author of Press Here, The Game of Let’s Go and others may have created a whole new

genre of picture books. Although his books have some words, he forces you to use all your senses to experience his work. In The Game of Let’s Go, he asks you to close your eyes, follow the raised felt lines with your finger through the book and tell the “story” in your own words. Press Here is highly interactive with a wonderful sense of humour. Both titles provide a sensory experience for children and require them to follow instructions in order to create meaning from the text. These wordless books and many more are available at your local public library. Pick one up today, and let your imagination soar.

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Fish fun in PoCo It’s time for coho smolts to begin their long journey from Hyde Creek to the ocean. Thousands of fish will be released Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery in Port Coquitlam, and the public is welcome to witness the occasion. This is a chance for the youngsters to see nature at work and help Hyde Creek Watershed Society members move small buckets of salmon from the rearing pond into Hyde Creek. The fish were incubated from coho salmon eggs in the fall of 2010 through the alevin and fry stage by members of the Hyde Creek Watershed Society. Now, the smolts are approximately 18 months old and are ready to travel to the ocean, where they will continue growing into large adults. In the fall of 2014, these adult salmon will find their way back to Hyde Creek to spawn. In addition to helping with the salmon release, the public is invited to visit the education centre and have a tour with one of the volunteer members. There will also be an opportunity to observe the new coho salmon fry that have emerged from the eggs incubated in the fall of 2011. There will also be exhibits set up for viewing, crafts, microscopes to look through and a working model of the Hyde Creek watershed to examine. A fundraising barbecue sponsored by Coronation Insurance will also take place. The event runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Parking is available at the Hyde Creek rec centre on Laurier Avenue. For more information, visit www.hydecreek. org or email hcws.info@gmail.com. Port Moody Ecological Society’s annual Fingerling Festival, a similar event, is scheduled for May 5. Watch The Tri-City Newss for details closer to the event day.

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Helping, learning Students at Douglas College will get the opportunity to earn credits while giving back. A program launched this year teaches students about the challenges facing non-profit agencies, giving them hands-on learning experiences in the growing social sector. This year, the class will help the Coquitlam Foundation, working to increase the awareness surrounding the organization through marketing and computer science. So far, the students have created an events planning guide, a plan for the foundation’s 20th anniversary gala and a marketing strategy that includes revamping the organization’s website. “The enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of students has brought fresh ideas and perspectives on what it means to support our community,” said Dale Clark, the executive director of the Coquitlam Foundation. “They have developed tools and resources that not only add value to our current projects, but provide a foundation for future projects.” Douglas College is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia, with more than 14,000 credit students and another 9,200 continuing education and contract training students. The school has nine degree programs and a range of certificate and diploma programs covering everything from nursing to animal health technology.

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Skills Transfer Both Ways RBC employee Jasmine Chan has been lending her skills to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Tri-City Cantonese Women's Group (www.successbc.ca) for the past four years—even longer than she has worked with RBC. She has fulfilled the roles of Treasurer, Vice Chair, Chair and is currently a Program Coordinator. Through classes, activities and social events, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. promotes the well being of women in the Chinese community.

"My career skills—especially in the area of finance—have been proven valuable in my volunteer role," says Chan. "But it works both ways. As a result of my work in the community, I have also broadened my career skills in the areas of leadership, people management, event planning and marketing."

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Youth Week happenings • Recognizing efforts and achievements across community and home for the outstanding contributions by youth and youth advocates this past year, the Tri-City REACH awards are taking place May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Coquitlam city hall. If you know an outstanding youth or youth advocate nominate them today for a REACH award by visiting www.coquitlam.ca. • You can bring your friends and use your speed, skill and wit on May 4 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at Mundy Park as you race against other teams. For kids in Grades 6 to 12, cost is $4 per team of four. And after the race, participants can head to Spani Pool for a swim and barbecue. Those who register by April 24 will be entered into a draw for an iPod. To register your team, call 604-927-4386, visit any Coquitlam recreation facility or go to signmeup.coquitlam.ca/signmeup.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY, APRIL 19

APRIL 21: HYDE OPEN HOUSE

• PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society meeting, 1 p.m., in the Gathering Place, Leigh Square. This meeting will be followed by the group’s AGM. Guests are welcome. Info: Pippa, 604-927-8403 or www.pocoheritage.org. • City of the Arts Toastmasters Club fifthanniversary meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Port Moody city hall. The club’s mission is to provide a positive and friendly learning environment for its members so they can develop communication and leadership skills, and in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Take part in the anniversary celebration and see what Toastmasters is about. Info: 604-469-4693.

• Hyde Creek Watershed Society open house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo; release salmon fry into Hyde Creek, sample a hot dog BBQ and take part in hatchery tours and fun crafts. Info: www.hydecreek.org. bowling, travel and more. Membership is $20 a year. Info: Darline, 604-466-0017, Vicki, 778-883-6108 or Louise, 604-941-8897; or tricityclub@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

• Tri-Cities Women’s Friendship Club walking group. Info: Vivienne, vivnmike@shaw.ca. • Cirque du Carney Wish Upon a Star gala auction to benefit Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School, 1335 Dominion Ave., PoCo; live and silent auction featuring celebrity auctioneer Bill Vander Zalm, plus buffet dinner and live entertainment; doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Info: www. acrss.org. • 1st Coquitlam Scout Group bottle drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; refundable beverage container donations can be dropped off at the Scout Hall in Blue Mountain Park, 1040 Winslow Ave., corner Porter Street, Coquitlam. • Mother’s Day market hosted by Backstage Youth Performers Society, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 98A

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

• Mother’s Day market hosted by Backstage Youth Performers Society, 4-7 p.m., 98A Brigantine Dr., Coquitlam (repeats Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.); home based businesses and crafters take part in a market designed for shoppers to find Mother’s Day gifts. Free admission. • Tri-City Singles Social Club welcomes new members to its next meeting, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clark St., Port Moody. TCSSC provides an opportunity for single men and women over 40 to meet new friends and enjoy activities such as dining, theatre, walking,

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22 • Friends of DeBoville Slough Earth Day birding

walk, 9:30 a.m.; meet at the kiosk on the north side of DeBoville Slough, at the corner of Victoria and Cedar drives. Info: 778-2301509 or info@fodbs.org. • Riverview Horticultural Centre Society celebrates Earth Day on the Riverview Hospital grounds with a guided tree walk at 1 p.m.; meet at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. For a site map, visit www.rhcs.org. Info: 604-290-9910.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

• Fitness class fundraiser hosted by Friendly Forest Parent Co-operative Pre-school and YOUnique

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM: email: newsroom@tricitynews.com 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. Info: info@friendlyforestpreschool.com. • Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club small-stamp auction – everyone welcome; viewing starts at 7 p.m., auction after 8 p.m., in the community centre’s McGee Room, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www. stampclub.ca or 604-9419306.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

• Eagle Ridge Hospital

Auxiliary used book, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the ERH main lobby. Funds raised will be used for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items for the hospital. • PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society presents “Off the Beaten Path in and Around Port Coquitlam” with Bryan Ness, 7 p.m., in the Community Archives, Leigh Square. Info: 604927-8403 or www.pocoheritage.org.

MONDAY, APRIL 30

• First practice of season for Super Strikers cricket, 6:30-8 p.m., Mackin Park, Coquitlam.

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TUESDAY, MAY 1 • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting, 7 p.m., in ERH’s ParkLane Room. Guests always welcome to attend.

SENIORS • New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games (5 cents per card). New players welcome. Info: Betty, 604-936-6300. see page A30

On April 19 ; vote for your parents In these uncertain times, many seniors are worried about their shrinking retirement savings, and continuing cuts in community-based services. Our parents need an MLA who will protect and strengthen the services they depend on. On April 19, please vote for the candidate who will: 1. Protect universal health care. 2. Improve the quality of long term care by implementing the recommendations recently made by the Ombudsperson. 3. Restore the PharmaCare program to 2001 levels. 4. Support universal home care and home support se services.

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continued from page A29 • New Age Seniors (Branch 108 BCOAPO) meet the first Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m., Centennial Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Catherine, 604-9377537. • Glen Pine Pavilion seniors’ rec centre slowpitch club is looking for men 55 and older and women 50 and older. It is not necessary to have participated in organized ball in your past life, just have some knowledge of the game. Age is not a factor as long as you can still make it around the bases. Practices and games are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Practices and home games are played at Coquitlam Town Centre field and will start as soon as weather permits. Info: Len, 604-941-0081 or lenraili@shaw.ca. • Seniors meet every Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., to do fun group activities including physical fitness exercises, games, storytelling, local tours and recipe sharing. All women and men 50 or older are welcome at Share Family and Community Services’ Mountain View Family Resource Centre, 699 Robinson St., Coquitlam (corner of Smith Avenue and Robinson Street). Info: Gina, 604-937-6970. • Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Dogwood Pavilion and entertain as

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• Tickets are on sale now for Unwined – Sip, Savour & Mingle, a charitable event in support of education funds at Douglas College Foundation and the Coquitlam Foundation to be held May 12 at Coquitlam Centre mall. Sample regional and international wines, cider, coolers and beer while savouring the tempting offerings of local restaurants. Tickets available at mall guest services or through the Coquitlam Foundation (info@ coquitlamfoundation.com or 604-468-2077. Cost through May 11: $35; on event day and at the door: $40. Info: coquitlamcentre.com. seniors’ homes weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 604-941-2375. • The Alzheimer Society of BC has two active support groups in the Tri-Cities. One meets on the second Wednesday of each month, the other meets on the last Wednesday of each month. People who are interested in participating in a caregiver support group should call Dorothy Leclair at 604-298-0780. • Glen Pine 50Plus group plays bridge Mondays, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-927-6940. • WHO (Women Helping Others), for women who are on their own, meets Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam (behind city hall). Info: Kay, 604-469-5815.

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• The Pinetree 50Plus group is now called Glen Pine 50Plus and has moved to the new Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam), where lunch is served weekdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Lemon Tree cafe. An interesting program still takes place Thursdays afternoons. Info: 604-9276940. • Caregiver support group meets second and fourth Friday of each month, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: 604933-6098. • Monthly seniors luncheon with Jewish entertainment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Coquitlam. Info: 604-552-7221 or info@burquest.org. • ABCs of Fraud, a consumer fraud prevention program for seniors, by seniors, gives free one-

hour presentations to seniors groups of 10 or more. Info: 604-437-1940 or ceas@telus.net. • Honeycombs, a group of people over 50 who entertain with song, dance and skits, meets Thursdays, 1 p.m., at Wilson Centre, PoCo. Performers plus prop, sound and stage hands needed. Info or show bookings: Frances, 604941-1745. • PoCo Stroke Recovery Branch would like to welcome new members; meetings are held Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Wilson Centre, PoCo. There is opportunity for speech maintenance, meeting others that have gone through the similar situation and light exercises or bocce. Info: Deanna, 604-942-2334. • The Old Age Pensioners Organization is holds its monthly general meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the Wilson Centre at 1 p.m. Info: Ken Heys, 604942-1440.

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• Tri-City Transitions is hosting Learning to Be the Best I Can Be, an ongoing peer support group for women who have experienced abuse or family conflict. Topics include: the impact of abuse, selfesteem, communication, listening skills and more, including ideas suggested by participants For more information or registration, call 604-941-6311.

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An Eye on Sasamat Attention Tri-City Parents! Is your 14-16 year old in need of a great volunteer opportunity? Sasamat Outdoor Centre is offering a Volunteer Training Program designed for individuals develop basic leadership skills to youth, introducing them to a leadership role and responsibilities of being a volunteer leader. Volunteers will work in a variety of roles, assisting group leaders and other camp staff in the operation of Sasamat's summer camp. This program is an excellent way to gain experience while sharing their talents. After completion of the program participants can volunteer throughout the summer as needed. Also, be sure to check out our April Day Camps for ages 6-12, which introduce children to an exciting range of outdoor activites. For further information on Sasamat programs and services, visit www.sasamat.org or call 604-939-2268. Sasamat Outdoor Centre is a member of the BC Camping Association and a member of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC.

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ArtsConnect’s 13TH Annual artwalk is a Free self-guided tour, featuring the work of over 60 local artists, in media ranging from paintings to photography, to pottery, sculpture and jewelry.

Opening Reception sponsored by Pacific Coast Terminals Friday, April 20, 6:30-8:30PM Old Mill Boathouse 2715 Esplanade, Rocky Point Park, Port Moody artsconnect.ca

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12 Maria Marcinek, Acrylic, 604-319-8719, netdoo.com/maria/ CaffĂŠ Divano, 778-355-3304, caffĂŠdivano.ca, 101 - 101 Klahanie Dr. 13 Alexandra Angvinland, Digital photography, 604-782-8337, Bronwen Belenkie, Acrylic, belcarrapost@blogspot.com, Dusan Dodic, Oil, Michelle McCutchon, Rock sculpture, michellemccutchon.com, Patricia Gaspar, Acrylic, patricialifeoffart.com/, Salomeh Honarmand, Goauche, oil, sallysartstudio.ca, Manfred Kraus, Photography, vancouvermoments.com, Shyanne Visram, Jewelry, 778-878-0514, Shyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Designs on Facebook, Chieko Yanagitani & Friends, Acrylic, 604-945-5945, cyanagitani.com, Port Moody Secondaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IB Art â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exam Show, Various media, Galleria at Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive 14 Maggie White, Acrylic, watercolour, 604-469-1689, maggiewhite-artist.com, 425 Sentinel Rd. 15 Gay Torlay, Watercolour, acrylic, 604-512-1582, 956 Alderside Rd. 16 Nafissata Toure, Jewelry, 778-882-1425, Tracy Riddell, Photography, 604-939-9312, tracyriddell.com, Rubenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chocolate, 604-469-2468, rubenschocolate.ca 146 Brew St., Suter Brook Village

17 Alan Jeon, Photography, alanjeon.com, Matthew Knockaert, Oil, mknockaert.tumblr.com, CHOMP Vegan Eatery, 604-917-0201, chompveganeatery.com, 7 - 201 Morrisey Rd., Suter Brook 18 Christina Christie & Leanne Thief, Oil, acrylic; Tattooing, Black Rabbit Tattoo Studio, 604-917-0262, blackrabbittattoostudio.com, 3246 St. Johns St. 19 Evelia Espinosa, Oil, acrylic, mixed media, 604-472-0742, evelia.ca, Unit 3 - 99 Moray St. (across from St. Johns St.) 20 Suat Tan, Jewelry, Free make and take, 2 - 4PM both days, S & S Studio, 604-469-3327, ssstudio.org, 7 - 3130 St. Johns St. 21 Melanie Cossey, Pastel, acrylic, photography, 604-469-9663, melaniecossey.com, Beyond the Grape, 3030 St. Johns St. Orange Dots indicate participating studios and venues. Note: Map is not to scale. Watch for purple flags and numbered signs at each venue.

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hristina Christie is new to Port Moody and was looking for a way to hook up with the local arts community, and the 13th annual ArtWalk seemed like just the ticket. “I always like to be part of the community with arts,” Christie said. “When I lived in Maple Ridge I was in Art in the Park two or three times and I really enjoyed it. “So now that I’m in Port Moody I figured, since we have artists here and art all over the walls, it would be great to be part of the ArtWalk.” The location Christie is talking about happens to be the Black Rabbit tattoo studio on St. Johns Street. The recent Emily Carr grad opened the space nearly a year ago and has covered the hallway and studio walls with pieces from her school days, as well as more recent works. Christie started creating art for a tattoo studio in Maple Ridge while she was still in high school. Eventually she started learning the craft hands-on, even though she’d never considered becoming a tattoo artist. When the shop shut down Christie decided to open her own. She’d always been drawn to an Alice in Wonderland style of art — a little bit creepy and dark, but still “cutesy” — and wanted to call the shop White Rabbit, but changed her mind when she found out another tattoo parlour already had the name. “Besides, I kinda like Black Rabbit, it’s like the black sheep,” Christie said. ArtWalk visitors who pop in to the Black Rabbit are in for a surprise, as there’s much more to it than books of tattoo art. From the tiny, quirky miniatures depicting a

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Christina Christie shows off the artwork in her Port Moody tattoo studio, Black Rabbit, which is part of this year’s annual ArtWalk, running April 21 to 22. An opening reception, with artists in attendance, is at the Old Mill Boathouse Friday, April 20.

can of Coke and bottle of Tide detergent, complete with ornate frames, to the large-scale portraits of Christie, her friends and family, some with a pop art or comic-book sense of humour, the artists’ talents are readily apparent. In fact, Christie hopes visitors to her shop focus more on her artwork, as well as that of her staff, rather than the tattoo aspect. “I would really just love for people to come and

check out the art,” Christie said, particularly an art crowd that might not otherwise step into a tattoo parlour. This year’s ArtWalk is bigger than ever, with more than 60 artists in about 25 locations in Port Moody, said ArtsConnect executive director Helen Daniels. see VISITORS VISITORS,, page A35

Clubs from Gleneagle and Centennial secondary schools are teaming up to support a common cause tonight in the Voices 2012 Benefit Concert. Gleneagle’s Global Issues C l u b, t o g e t h e r with Centennial’s Me2We and Red Cross clubs, are putting on the concert to raise money for Operation Smile, an international NGO that provides reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Organizers hope the event will grow to include more schools in the district in a friendly fundraising competition. Voices is on tonight (Wednesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gleneagle secondary (1195 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam) and features local talent, from youth bands to solo artists. Tickets are $5 or two for $8 and can be purchased at the door. Contact kfajber@gmail. com for more info.

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Place des Arts is celebrating its volunteers with an appreciation event on April 21 as part of national volunteer week. James Nam, a Burnaby North secondary student, has been volunteering at Place des Arts art camps for three years. He enjoys a chance to work with children when he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working on his own creative projects in graphic design. Pizza & Paintings is on April 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. and anyone who has volunteered at Place des Arts over the past year is invited to attend. Contact 604-664-1636 ext. 36 for more information, to RSVP or to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity for artists and the public to interact so visitors, if they are so inclined, should feel free to ask the artists questions about their work, what inspires it, their techniques,â&#x20AC;? Daniels said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, the artwork is for sale and we encourage people to support our local artists through the purchase of their work.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ The ArtWalk weekend starts with a reception at the Old Mill Boathouse (2715 Esplanade Ave., PoMo) on Friday

evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ArtWalk continues Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors can print off a map from www.artsconnect.ca or pick one up at the Port Moody Arts Centre, the library or the Station Museum. Be sure to drop by the Port Moody Station Museum, one of 21 stops on the tour, to check out works by four different artists and stop for some tea, coffee, juice and snacks on the Venosta railcar (from 1 to 4 p.m.). spayne@tricitynews.com

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The Evergreen Cultural Centre presents the Seacoast Theatre Centre’s production of Ten Lost Years, a musical drama about those who survived the Depression in Canada. The production is on until April 21 with shows at 8 p.m., as well as a 4 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 21.

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ECC finds Ten Lost Years A musical drama exploring the lives of Canadians who survived the Depression is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre until April 21. The Seacoast Theatre Centre’s production of Ten Lost Years, based on the best-selling book by Barry Broadfoot, is a powerful production that brings to life the extraordinary lives of the men and women who lived during and survived one of the most difficult decades of Canadian history. Performing in the show are Tri-City actors Yvette DudleyNeuman, Angela Gann, Brooke Jewell and Grizz Salzl, along with fellow cast members Merrilyn Gann, Cheryl Swan, Lucas Foss,

Mark Embacher and Scott Swan. Broadfoot was a Vancouver Sun n reporter in 1972 when he realized that an entire generation of Canadians — those who had lived their formative years during the Depression — was in danger of passing away and taking their stories with them. He took a leave from the paper and set out across the country, asking people in bars and train stations, on planes and busses, one question: “What do you remember about the Depression?” At first, many of Broadfoot’s subjects weren’t able — or willing — to recall anything. But as the tape recorder rolled their stories flooded out. The book was

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published a year later. Director Scott Swan said he was amazed by the honesty and simplicity of the stories, the humour and stoicism of men and women. “I just wanted to share these incredible stories with an audience in a way that would capture the compassion, honest and integrity of the people who actually lived them,” Swan said in a release. • Ten Lost Years is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) until April 21 at 8 p.m., with a 4 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $15/$30/$35, available at 604-9276555 or www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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Art Focus hosts acrylics demo by Stephen Cheng The Art Focus Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association presents artist Stephen Cheng in an acrylics demonstration next week. Cheng has been a professional artist for 35 years and is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, as well as the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists. The free demonstration is on April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Outlet at Leigh Square

(2253 Leigh Square, PoCo). Visit www.howestreetgallery.com for more info. In other arts news:

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Coquitlam writer Nicole Breit is launching her debut poetry collection I Can Make a Lifee later this month. The book of poems was a finalist for the

first annual Mary Ballard poetry competition; it describes Breitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey to have her son and explores the impacts of fertility treatments, miscarriage, pregnancy and childbirth. Visit www.nicolebreit.com for more information.

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Best is best in AAA soccer Blue Devils down Riverside in 6-0 victory

The Charles Best Blue Devils continued their soccer dominance Monday night, beating up on Tri-City rivals the Riverside Rapids in a lopsided 6-0 win. The victory improves the Blue Devils’ record to 3-1-0, good enough for first in the AAA Fraser Valley high school girls’ soccer north zone standings. Riverside, meanwhile, falls to last place in the division, with a record of 0-0-3. But first place is hardly a lock for the Blue Devils. The Centennial Centaurs are nipping at their heels in the standings, after a 3-1 win over the Heritage Woods Kodiaks Monday afternoon. The win puts Centennial in second place, with a 2-1-0 record, the only tie coming from a match against Charles Best last Thursday. Both teams will face off against each other at the end of the month, when Centennial visits Charles Best for one of the last games of the regular season. On Wednesday Centennial is expected to take on Riverside on Cunnings turf, while the Terry Fox Ravens (1-0-2) will play Heritage Woods at Gates Park. The final games of the regular season are expected to take place on May 3 with the Fraser Valley playdowns scheduled to begin on May 10. For more information about high school AAA girls soccer and the north zone standings and schedule go to www. fraservalleysoccer.webs. com.

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HANGING AROUND: Port Coquitlam gymnast Robert Watson dominated the senior men’s division at the B.C. Gymnastics Championship in North Vancouver this weekend. The 18-year-old athlete debuted four new routines in preparation for next month’s national championship. He came away with five gold medals in floor, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.

Reds sweep weekend doubleheader Coquitlam improves BCPBL record to 4-1 The Coquitlam Reds’ offense came alive on the weekend as the team swept the North Delta Blue Jays in a doubleheader Saturday on the road. Reds pitcher Mark

T rimble had eight strikeouts in the first game and improved his record to 2-0 on the season, helping his team to an 8-3 victory over the home team. Mitchell Jackman led the Reds’ offense, going three-for-four at the plate, including a double, while Brian Nicholas, Jordan Zazulak and Max

Hollingworth each had extra base hits. Coquitlam jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, scoring two in the second and four in the third. The Reds got into trouble in the bottom of the sixth, allowing the Blue Jays to score three runs, but that was the only offense North Delta could muster in the first game.

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In the second matchup of the day North Delta was able to take an early lead, scoring two runs in the second inning. But the Reds took seven bases on balls and a few defensive miscues allowed the team to get back in the game. Coquitlam got on the board with a run in the third and took the lead

with two more runs in the fourth. The team added an insurance marker in the seventh inning to win the game 4-2. Reds pitcher Curtis Taylor fanned the final two hitters to get out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh inning and the team held on to its 4-2 lead.

Coquitlam batter Brian Nicholas went two-for-three at the plate and the wins allowed the Reds to improve their record to 4-1, good enough for second place in the PBL standings, behind the Nanaimo Pirates. For more information go to www.coquitlamreds.com. sports@tricitynews.com

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NOW - NEW 8 week courses covering snowmobile or quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview, Alberta. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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.Become a Prof. Dog Trainer 1-800-961-6616

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; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. .

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MUSEUM SUMMER positions, F/T. visit: www.portmoodymuseum.org 2734 Murray St., Port Moody

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com

TREE CLIMBER Looking for an experienced TREE CLIMBER. Min 3 yrs exp. MUST HAVE VALID DRIVERS LICENCE! Experience with a chainsaw is a must and some filing exp. Call:

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AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!

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: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! Call our office or visit our website for more info. 604-536-9287 or www.canadianopen fastpitch.com or Attend our next Volunteer meeting for more details. Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 8828 201 Street, Langley

big deals 0732216 BC. Ltd dba Pizza Factory, #25, 2755, Lougheed Hwy Poco Place Mall, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 5Y9 req. F/T, permanent Food Counter Attendants. No experience or minimum education necessary, Must be able to speak English, salary offered 11.00/hr, 40 hrs/wk, must be available week-ends/evenings, Mail resume at above address or e-mail to: pocojobs@yahoo.ca ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED is recruiting Line Cooks and Guest Services positions for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. E-mail your resume to: humanresources@arcticco-op.com or fax: 1-204-632-8575.

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COMMERCIAL ROOF FOREMAN

$28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial roofing, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal.

Offering Great Benefits Including: Company Vehicle, Paid Travel, Support Crews, Top Wages, Health/Dental, Pension & Company Uniforms. Must have proven ability to install using RCABC roofing practices and follow WCB regulations.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

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

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NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT? Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!

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Fax resume: 604-944-2916, Call Adam: 604-944-2977 or e-mail aknipfel@designroofing.ca Visit: www.designroofing.ca

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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

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

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DRYWALL

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

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Van-cam Freightways Ltd. requires a full-time Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic with truck experience. This position is located at our Surrey Terminal (10155 Grace Road). Applicants should have related experience, a positive attitude and able to work in a team environment. This is a busy facility providing service to a large fleet of Company Owned Trucks and Trailers. Submit a detailed resume and email/cover letter to: careers@vankam.com or fax: 604-587-9889 or call Derek at 604-587-9818 (leave a message) Van Kam is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Environmental Responsibility. Van Kam thanks you for your interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.

JOURNEYMAN Electrician with exp. Must have FSR for work in residential and light commercial. Fax or email resume with ref to 604-556-3961 dnelectric@telus.net

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

Kristy 604.488.9161

HONEY’S Bistro in Coq. Req.1 F/T cook. 3+ years exp. high school diploma, handle fully Korean dishes, menu devel., Korean is asset. $17.50/hr 37.5hr/wk, honeysbis@gmail.com

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F/T Japanese cook position @Sushi Itshoni 3+yr exp., completion of secondary (will cook dishes, make sushi& rolls) $17/hr, 40hr/wk #550329 North Rd. Coquitlam V3K 3V8 itshonikang@yahoo.ca

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604.575.5555 HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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

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Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic - Truck -

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

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ELECTRICAL

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. ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062

TAX RETURNS Current and overdue returns going back as far as 1998 Starting at $45.00 per return Couples discount at $80.00 M A R K B R A G I E L, CFP Tri-City Business Centre 604-552-9399 ext. 329

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


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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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Instant Grassifacation!

Improvements,

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RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Get your Lawn & Garden ready for Spring the Natural Way

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

D Customized Organic Fertilization programs D Deep Core aeration D Over seeding & Top dressing

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

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

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure NO Wood byproducts used

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

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JOBS

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

RECYCLE-IT!

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com Yellow Labs, p/b, 5m, 2f, $700, dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. (604)7947633 (604)997-3040 No Sun. calls.

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NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

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Meadows Landscape Supply

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Robert J. O’Brien

MOVING & STORAGE

604-728-5643

$45/Hr

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

MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991.

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572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK I JUST TURNED 80 My Dr. says “SLOW DOWN” My wife says “QUIT”

I say “let’s make a deal on trees & shrubs” Beech, Oak, Japanese Maples, Magnolias, Dogwoods, Katsuras, Rhododendrons

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

STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

SUNDECKS

F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

3 Level, fully updated, home in Port Coquitlam visit www.3307raest.com for information and pictures.

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PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 $39 SERVICE CALL plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & sm jobs. Ironman Plumbing (604)510-2155 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

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

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

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

Scott 604-891-9967 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.

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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

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.

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Local & Long Distance

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

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You'll find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds! 604-575-5555

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* Tables are available ($15 for personal use, $25 for businesses). Admission is $1 (children under 8 are free and will have the opportunity to make a small craft. * Concession will be provided. * We are also accepting gentlyloved donations of children’s clothing, toys and accessories. Door prizes, concession items and raffle prizes would also be greatly appreciated! * All proceeds from table rentals, concession items, admission fees and raffle prizes for directly to Lina’s Trust. * For table rentals and general inquiries contact:

REAL ESTATE

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD

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

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

1260 Riverwood Gate, Terry Fox Secondary, Port Coquitlam

604-826-8988 8069 Nelson St Mission

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604-465-1311

604-537-4140

‘’SWAP FOR LINA’’ Sat., May 5, 10-2 p.m.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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

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GARAGE SALES

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

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

BCCLASSIFIED.COM

FAWN PUG PUPPIES - ready to go. Have shots, vet checked. Adorable. $650/ea. (604)607-0207

Haul Anything...

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

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

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

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

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

MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

RUBBISH REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

Pick-up........or.......Delivery 604-462-8652 or 604-290-8683 Web Site www.riversand.ca Email: atandh@riversand.ca

PETS

CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

PETS

(778)960-1070

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

Seven Days a Week

(604)465-1311

Ref’s W Insured W WCB Paper Hanging Removal Written Guarantee Residential/ Commercial

YOUR LOCAL DEPOT

Call 604-862-1604 ANDY’S LANDSCAPE Majored, 20yr exp. www.andyslandscape.ca 778-895-6202

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

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Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

INTERIOR / Exterior Repaints & New Construction Ceiling Painting/Drywall Repair

HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

BLAKE’S PAINTING & DECORATING Interior Exterior Spraytex ceilings/repairs Drywall repairs

NICK’S Landscaping

Fully Insured

✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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

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

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

All Work Guaranteed

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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

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

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

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

Running this ad for 8yrs

★ SPRING CLEANUP ★

GREENPRO Landscaping. Lawn cuts, pruning, full yard maintenance & installation. Fast & dependable. Incl odd jobs. Call 604-537-5536.

551 Tree removal done RIGHT!

PAINT SPECIAL

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING

GIN GARDENER - Landscaping, Garden Care, Power Raking, Power Wash. Trimming & Paving Stones. 20 Yrs Exp. Reasonable Rates 604.725.5561 or 604.589.2748

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

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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

Call Earth Easy Soil Works 604-616-3285

25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99

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

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Brunswick Pool Table - 5 x 10 $1500: Furniture - End & coffee tables, lamps, etc. (604)464-7554

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

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

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Dean 604-834-3076

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060

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

GARDENING

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

TREE SERVICES

Call Ian 604-724-6373

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

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

Home Renovations and New Construction

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

PRESSURE WASHING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call: (604)460-8776

VISION EXOTIK FLOORING INC.

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POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Call: (604)460-8776

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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 www.visionexotik.com

LANDSCAPING

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

NEED Plumbing/Heating/Gas? dansyourman.ca (604)418-6941 Free estimates. Fully insured

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 503

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE

LOUIS XV 5 pc bdrm suite, $3,500. French Grandfatehr clock, sirca 1880s, $1,900 obo. (604)832-1857.

506

APPLIANCES

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

509

AUCTIONS

SUPERB 24TH Annual Auction. Horse drawn carriages & sleighs. Plus incredible offering horse era antiques. Sunday, May 6, 12 Noon, Al Oeming Park; www.aloemingauctions.com. Bodnarus Auctioneering. Phone 306-227-9505. Canada’s Best.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

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

Contact: Costina 778-847-3153

Hyland Manor 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.

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

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

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

Professional Property Management Services

POCO 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex, 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms, fenced yard. Avail now. N/S. $1050/mo.

1 bdrm $790/mo - No pets

Avail April 1 - Ref’s req’d

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now

Great location for seniors! BURNABY

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

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM - 1 bdrm near Lougheed mall / skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. Quiet, N/P, gated parking & video surveillance. $795/m incls. Heat & H/W. Avail. May 1. Crime-Free Certified. Call: 604-937-7812 Visit: www.greatapartments.ca

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

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

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

Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express

Call 604-724-6967

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

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

COQUITLAM west. Newer 1200 s/f half duplex, 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 2 traffic lights to SFU, nr amens, n/s n/p, $1200 +%utils. 604-721-8424. POCO: $1500 3 Bdr, main flr in 4-plex. 7 appl. Cls to bus. Bright sunny apt. Avl nw. 604-926-5797

(604)941-7721

TOWNHOUSES

830

TOWNHOUSES *Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

*No Pets *Avail Immediately ~also apartments available~

838

Call 604-942-2012 www.coquitlampropertyrentals.com 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

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

Loan.

Apply

Now,

845

RENOVATED 2 BDRM Available

Call 604-941-9051 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm apts. $780 & $800/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034. PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail May 1. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 778-355-1808, 604-469-9100,

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

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

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

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

COQUITLAM. Furnished room inc net, cbl, utils, w/d. Suitable for single person. n/s, n/p. $450/mo. Avail. now. 604-552-4423.

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We Will Pay You $1000

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.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

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. 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 Port Coquitlam, Praire/Oxford Ave. 1 BD. Apr 15 Sep lndry ns/np. $750 inc util/basic cbl. 604-552-0900 PORT MOODY 3 bdrm ste, inste W/D, S.S. appls, d/w. Nr schools & park. May 1. $1295. (604)939-4346.

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

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. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1956 Restored Pontiac - 4 dr Hardtop, GMC welding Rig. 1930 Model A Ford restored. 604-464-7554 1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2 turbo, burgundy, leather int, near new top, exc cond, $2500. (604)858-8332 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3850 firm. 604-538-9257.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr. auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $6200/obo. Call 778-881-1216. 2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $5450 / 604.312.7415

12-060 2002 GMC ENVOY Vin#: 1GKDT13S622187056 Registered Owner: JIMENEZ, GLENDA Indebtedness: $4,712.78

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

UTILITY TRAILER, Snowbear 4x4 steel sides, 1500 lb. GVW. Hardly used. Perfect for spring clean-up. $450. 604-575-5319.

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

OFFICE/RETAIL

Contact 604-944-6345

The Scrapper

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

length, towed w/ a Rav 4. Gold rated ECO Construction. Queen bed, 4 person dinette/double bed, Fridge, Stove, Micro./Conv. oven, A/C, Furnace, H/W, AC/DC, Inverter, Bath w/ shower, ext. Adda-room. $13,900 ~ Save $1000’s Call: 604-307-4357 or email: ajeepster@shaw.ca

1967 MUSTANG Conv auto, pb, ps, 289 V8, red on red, white top, GT frond end, exc cond. $29,500 obo. (604)535-0226.

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.

SUITES, LOWER

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

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.

Day of sale is Wednesday April 25, 2012 @ 12:00 NOON.

HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM Ranch Prk. Cozy 2 bd f/bath priv w/d, greenbelt, view. N/S $800 +shared utils. 604-941-6264

PORT COQUITLAM

2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, slide-out beaut cond. $15,900/obo. Free storage till May/2012. 604-287-1127

CESSNA 180 1976 on 3000 Caps for lease. DeHavilland DHC-2 1957 on 4930 Floats for lease. Van. Is. E-mail; rleroy@telus.net

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

750

RECREATIONAL/SALE

AIRPLANES

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

BOATS

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN

2010 R-POD TRAILER Light weight, 2121 lbs. 18’ 4” in

AUTO FINANCING

912

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

MOTORCYCLES

1997 FLEETWOOD 27’ Class A Motorhome, self-contained,sleeps 6 b.i. generator, TV, lots of storage. $13,900/obo. 604-853-5528 Abbots

TRANSPORTATION

55 Plus 2 BDRM. 2 bath. Quiet seniors park. No smoking sm. dog ok prefer long term. Must pass strata requirements. Lots of storage. $1200 mo. Plus damage deposit. Ph. 778-999-5993.

736

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

MOTORCYCLE HAULER, triple or single, large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1395. Ph. 778-888-6805

2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

MARINE

2004 VW JETTA S/W, diesel, 185 km, new tires, battery, inj. pump. $8,900 obo. Phone (604)530-5529.

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

810

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRANSPORTATION

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6200 firm. Call 604-538-4883

2004 VOLKWAGEN TD 4/dr sedan, fully loaded, leather interior,sunroof, blue, 157K. 1 Owner. Mint cond! $10,900/obo. Call 778-240-1966.

2232 McAllister Ave

806

845

2004 Blue Mazda Miata. Manual. No accidents. Garage kept. Snow tires incl.,101,000 km $9,000 604789-8269 Lydia

McALLISTER APARTMENTS

804

604.465.7221

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers”

Call 604-944-2963

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.

2 bedroom first floor suite $1150. Utilities + Wifi included. Close to transit/SFU/Lougheed mall. Avail now. Call 778-828-6731.

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

2 Bdrm apt. $1225

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

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

604-945-5864

*IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 2 BDRM APTS AVAIL. - Lrg, bright, incl heat, h/water, f/s, priv balc, window coverings. - Laundry & storage on ea floor. - Plenty of pkng avail. No Pets. - Wheelchair accessible

752

TRANSPORTATION

2002 HONDA CIVIC, automatic, 4 door, 134,000 kms. beige, $3000 obo. Call 778-237-0828.

PORT MOODY

741 S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

2 BEDROOM Call 604-464-7548

SUITES, LOWER

Pitt Meadows. 5 bdrm house l/rm d/rm kitchen, laundry. On acreage. $2100/mo. May 17. 604-765-9954.

#1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Downtown POCO - 4 bdrms + den house. Cls to schools, WCE, all amens. Cat ok $1750/mo.

604-464-3550

750

TRANSPORTATION

Maple Ridge, 240 St. Older 2 bdrm on 5 acres, detach garage, hobby farm, $1500. May 1. 604-818-9913

APARTMENT/CONDO

P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1200

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

RENTALS

For more info & viewing call

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

1 Bdrm suite $775 1 Bdrm & den suite $875 2 Bdrm corner suite $925

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For more info & viewing call

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

St. John’s Apartments

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.

627

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WESTWOOD Plateau Coquitlam- 2 bdrm 2 bath,1128 sf Spac Bright fully-furnished well maintained Corner Unit. Lovely Mt.Baker & Valley views. Gym,Pool,H/W Tub.Inside laundry & U/G Park .Luxurious living. close to all aments recreation. June 1 $1350/mo gas f/p includ. N/P N/S Call 604-464-4996/778809-4996

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On December 27, 2010, at Como Lake Avenue nearThermal Drive, Coquitlam, BC, Peace Officer(s) of the Coquitlam RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $790.00 CAD, 17:00 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence under Section 5(2) Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA). Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-905, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed

with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.


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Bringing out the barbecue

When the warm weather hits, it’s time to dig out your barbecue and do some outdoor cooking.

By Maggie Calloway In North America outdoor living includes eating outdoors, which in turn means barbecuing. When one is thinking about cooking outdoors, Nash Shivji of The BBQ Shop in Port Coquitlam is the person to call. Twenty-five years in the business means there is nothing this gentleman doesn’t know about the subject.

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Elevating your life By Maggie Calloway

Ben and his family enjoyed working with contractor Harald Koehn, right, while planning their Langley renovation. Koehn is the recipient of numerous local, provincial and national awards, including two Georgie Awards this year. Martin Knowles photo

Making a house a perfect home for Ben With the help of Harald Koehn, a local family now has a home that fits everyone. By Maggie Calloway Imagine if you will a family of five kids, one with spina bifida, and two adults all living in a 2,400-square-foot rancher which has seen, shall we say, better days. The imagination runs rampant thinking of long, dark, rainy winter weekends with high-energy kids trapped inside. Well not any more! After a total home renovation, this stunning home sitting on acreage in

Langley works for every member of this amazing family. Ten-year-old Ben, a dynamo on wheels, is now able to zoom around the whole house. Contractor Harald Koehn Construction Ltd., winner of numerous local, provincial and national awards for excellence, was a perfect fit with this family. The project was a collaboration between the family and the professionals to make sure every member had their needs addressed and while Ben’s needs, both now and into the future, were integral to the design, this needed to be a home in the real sense of the word. “The bones of the house were basically good so it was a smooth transition,” Koehn says. “We were able to create what they were looking for

within the new 4,400 square feet. The old house was not energy-efficient and none of the family had privacy. The difference for the family is lifechanging.” The project took a year to complete. There were many different things at play in the renovation. One was Ben’s mobility, but the house was inefficient in many ways, and there was also a need for the new house to meet the needs of the family while the children were still at home and, if the parents wish, to age in place. Built in a style similar to houses seen in Whistler, the home now includes a great room, dining

We are hearing a lot lately about aging in place. This single subject will become more and more important over the next few years as our population ages. Research shows the very best thing for our aging population is to stay in the neighbourhood they know, if at all possible. We all need a sense of community and that basic need doesn’t change as we age; in fact it’s just the opposite. Knowing your neighbours, your doctor, dentist and shoe repair store is a major part of belonging. As the theme song of Cheers said, “Everyone knows your name.” Staying in place is sometimes easier said than done. If the home is on multiple levels and mobility is an issue, moving or finding another solution is paramount. With 35 years in the business, partners Alan Bodnaruk and Cam Pomeroy of Western Elevators are certainly in that category. “There are a variety of ways the home can be modified to assist movement in the home from level to level,” Bodnaruk says. “Stairlifts, a sturdy chair assembly unit that travels up and down on a steel rail mounted to the staircase, are the easiest to install. They may be straight, curved, or custom

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Come home to natural gas Natural gas offers comfort, convenience and value Your home is perhaps your most important investment. It costs money to maintain it, and needs energy to run it. By choosing the right energy for the right use, you can maximize energy efficiency and value for your energy dollars. Natural gas is a good choice for heating, whether it’s hot water for a shower or warmth from the furnace or fireplace. It’s also great for barbecuing burgers on the patio. And, with the variety of stylish natural gas appliances and rebates available, upgrading your appliances to natural gas is more affordable. Find energy efficiency rebates that meet your needs at fortisbc.com/offers.

Natural gas makes your summers seem endless A natural gas barbecue never runs out of fuel. If you have a natural gas patio heater or fire pit, you can stay outside long after summer‘s over. And when that blustery storm hits, you can stay warm and well fed with a natural gas fireplace and range. Both will continue working during a power outage. For comfort, convenience and value balance your home’s energy mix with natural gas. Visit fortisbc.com/savingenergy to watch our video on how natural gas fits into your everyday life.

Choices to fit your life Stylish, convenient natural gas appliances increase the comfort of your home, indoors and out. Find out more about energy efficient appliances at fortisbc.com/gasappliances. Furnaces and boilers Heating systems provide even warmth and comfort throughout the home. Cooktops, ovens and ranges Chefs prefer natural gas for instant heat, a variable flame and precise temperature control. Barbecues With a quick connect you’ll never lift a propane tank or worry about running out of fuel. Dryers Natural gas dryers heat up instantly and dry your clothes with gentle warmth for fewer wrinkles.

Fireplaces Fireplaces provide ambience and cosy warmth. An outdoor fireplace, firepit or patio heater can extend those summer evenings.

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Backup power A natural gas generator can power your lights, electronics and refrigerator during a power outage. Water heaters Storage tank water heaters heat water faster than electric models. On-demand water heaters save space and heat water only as needed.

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Sign up for renewable natural gas For about $5 more a month you can reduce your carbon footprint and help support sustainable energy * made right here in B.C. Visit fortisbc.com/rng or call 1-888-224-2710. *Not available in all areas.

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Need a licensed gas fitter? Rich of Tsawwassen did. As a new homeowner he decided to check with us for help. He used our directory, fortisbc.com/findacontractor and found the right contractor to service his home’s natural gas fireplace.

Renovate to save Want to save energy at home but not sure how? We’ll show you with our short, informative how-to videos. Like replacing a furnace filter or updating your showerhead to a low-flow model. Watch them on our website at fortisbc.com/howto or scan this code with your smart phone.

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Harald Koehn Construction turns a Langley residence into a dream home â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.1 room and kitchen combination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get a great feeling of space, and the connection to the outside, through the three sets of French doors, flows naturally. There is a large patio with a pool and hot tub off the great room and no lip or step so Ben can come and go at will,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. The house was stripped completely inside and out. The centre of the home was opened up to create the great room and dining room using a timber frame structure, creating soaring fourteen-foot ceilings. The garage stayed as it was but a new bedroom wing was added which gave the family two large bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our climate is so rainy and grey for a lot of the year we maximized the opportunity to bring in as much light as possible,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We used distressed oak throughout the great room and dining room ... The kitchen works perfectly for everyone including Ben. There are a couple of areas especially for Ben; a lowered sink area and a bar fridge for cold snacks and at the end of the kitchen island there is a separate lower counter. We also placed the microwave lower so Ben can help himself.â&#x20AC;? There is a contained suite of around 400 square feet for Ben including a bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom vanity is lower, there is a jetted tub, and the separate shower is large with no sill. The whole floor of the bathroom has a special membrane under the tile which channels water into the drainage system. In addition the floor is electrically heated so any water will dry up quickly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the ceiling there is a track system with a lift so Ben can go right from the bathroom through to his bed which again will add to independence,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bedroom is multipurpose with the bed, storage and

then another little area where, when Ben gets older, they can put in a sofa and chairs; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set up with TV, so he can entertain his friends. The door to the outside from his bedroom is automated by pushing a button, again to lend independence. Everything has been thought through to give as much accessibility and independence as possible.â&#x20AC;? The brilliance of this home is, even with the necessity of building in accessibility, nothing looks or feels contrived or institutional. Steve Riley of S.P. Riley Residential Design and Koehn worked hard to make sure that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steve Riley did a fabulous job both on the original design and making the necessary adjustments as the job progressed ... He was very critical in making this project work,â&#x20AC;? says Koehn. The exterior of the home is dramatic but also subtle. The sidewalks change elevation seamlessly and complement the home; this was done by building up the terrain so that the ramps become pathways. Darlene is the mother of this large brood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so important to build a home that worked for the whole family. A lot of thought and planning went into every bit of the house,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to get it right because we plan on being here for a long time. Ben is a full member of the family and now he is able to completely participate in family life. I would like to acknowledge the Vancouver Foundation for giving us a grant under their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;accessible housing programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to help with the part of the renovation that affected Ben. We really appreciate the help they gave us.

The new house is perfect for Ben and his family, with upgrades meant just for him such as exterior ramps, above, a lowered counter and sink in the kitchen, left, and his own dedicated bedroom and bathroom, below. Martin Knowles photos

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want anyone who is building a new home or renovating to realize itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that hard to include little things that make it accessible. If they end up in a wheelchair after surgery or need a walker ... they need at least one entrance they can use to get into the house. Simple things such as making doors wide enough or planning for an elevator are easy to do when building but diff ficult to accommodate after the fact.â&#x20AC;?

The heat of the summer â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some very interesting things are happening in the business. One of the big things is reasonably priced barbecues are now available with many of the features previously only available on high-priced models, features like rotisserie and rear burners,â&#x20AC;? Shivji says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Barbecues priced around $1,000, made in Canada or the U.S. ... are very well built with lots of bells and whistles. We scour suppliers to source out North American-built product. ... They are very well built and they come with a good warranty. There are some exceptions but readers in the market for a new barbecue, or other outdoor cooking product, should make sure the product is well made by a known brand, ... has a warranty and that replacement parts are available.â&#x20AC;? Shivji has a word of caution for people in the market for a new natural gas barbecue: check that the fittings are compatible with your home connection. It is frustrating for the person who has to go from store to store trying to match up the couplings. Shivji has plenty of advice for people looking to purchase a new barbecue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, make sure there is the good ten-year war-

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Nash Shivji of The BBQ Shop in Coquitlam, far left, is passionate about barbecues, outdoor fire pits, above, and getting people together outside. There are a range of barbecues available, from the standard to the whimsical, left.

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Awnings an integral part of summer life By Maggie Calloway The sun is finally shining, and soon you will be looking for some relief from the heat. My master bedroom faces south and although I love the four big windows looking out onto my property, it can get brutal when the temperature rises. I installed a fantastic lateral arm awning (when I say me, I really mean a couple of strong male friends), which cuts the temperature down by at least 20 degrees. One of the great things about it is that I can vary the angle and when it is closed it tucks under my eaves so I can leave it up all year. Having the awning is the difference between sleeping through the night and not during the heat of the summer, which should be coming soon if this spring weather holds. When you think of awnings, you probably think of the canvas striped fabric that features prominently in movies, TV and our own childhood. However, there are a lot more options out there. Not being anywhere near an expert on various kinds of awnings, Phil Lemke at Langley Awning and Signs was tops on my list of people to call. “Customers come to us for a variety of reasons and not just in the summer,” he says. “It could be (because) rain is damaging their door and they need a fixed-frame awning for shelter. We are coming into the season when people are spending a lot of time outdoors and people are looking for shelter from the sun. Also, we install retractable awnings over hot tubs and pools for protection from both the sun and the rain. Even when it’s raining it’s great to be able to barbecue under cover.”

There are now remote controls for motorized awnings, and some can float in your hot tub with you. To get really fancy, there are wind sensors available which will retract the awning automatically when the wind kicks up even if you are not home. There are some with sun sensors; if you are not home and it’s a hot sunny day the awning will come out on its own. When you get home you can enjoy that cool drink on a cool patio or deck. “Vertical roll-up curtains are great for privacy from neighbours on a deck or to shield a hot tub and just like a retractable awning, (they) can be handcranked or motorized,” Lemke says. “You can have a drop curtain with any colour of fabric, even a fine mesh which allows you to see out but the neighbours can’t see in.” Roll shutters serve a completely different purpose. These are aluminum slats which roll up into a head box. These are primarily for security. If the family is away for part of the year they can seal up their house. When these shutters are down it doesn’t look like a fortress; it just looks like there are no windows if the colour matches the exterior. There truly is an awning or shutter for every purpose. If you’re like me, a good night’s sleep is a great reason to install one.

Awnings and shutters are a great addition to your home, especially in the hot summer months when you’re looking for a bit of shade. There are many options available, says Phil Lemke of Langley Awning and Signs. Submitted photos

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Take moving g house to a whole new level with Nickel Bros. By Maggie Calloway British Columbia is the proud location of a company who has been doing big-time recycling for the past 56 years. Nickel Bros., formed in 1956 by Henry and his brother Richard and now with the third generation of the family working in the business, recycles houses! The brothers were from Manitoba where house and barn moving was not uncommon, but the idea was mostly unknown in the west. The company, who is well-known for moving houses here, also moves pretty well anything big which needs to get â&#x20AC;&#x153;there from here.â&#x20AC;? Henry, at the fabulous age of 86, still loves to get out to the moves to watch them happen and lend the younger generations the benefit of his vast experience. Rick Picard, who has worked for Nickel Bros. for many years, is a wealth of information. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long after Henry and Richard started moving houses for customers that they realized the amazing resource of buildings scheduled for demolition. They started that end of the business, saving buildings, reselling them and then moving them to the new site,â&#x20AC;? he says. The company website holds an ever-changing list of houses

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Glen Creer of Doors Vancouver says that a door is like a key; it needs to fit the house if it’s going to be of any use. With tons of styles available, you’ll be able to find the perfect door for any project you can imagine. Martin Knowles photos

By Maggie Calloway When I renovated my home years ago I replaced two doors that had been driving me crazy ever since I bought the house. The doors were hollow-core and every time I used them I gritted my teeth. They represented exactly what not to do and they felt like exactly what they were, cheaply made. I like a door with some heft and some solidness when swinging open and closed. I had a rule when renovating over the years: I would not buy something twice and until I decided

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Now’s a good g time to start planting your vegetables You may not be able to grow every vegetable, but it’s possible to grow something even in a small space. By Maggie Calloway One of the best things anyone can do for themselves is grow as much of their own food as possible. I am so passionate about this I have 54 12’ x 4’ raised beds on my property. I love being able to grow a lot of my food. I refer to my veggie garden as my forty-foot diet, not only because it is obviously healthy to pick organically grown food out of my own garden but because I also love the feeling of being as self-sustaining as possible. I know I am blessed living on enough property to grow so much but you will be amazed at how much you can grow in a smaller space, even on a balcony. You are not going to grow tons of different vegetables but what about concentrating on growing all your own salad fixings? There are some great decorative tubs available and your secret weapon is how much you can grow vertically and in hanging baskets. My go-to person on all things regarding growing organic vegetables is the amazing Carolyn Herriot. She wrote The Zero-Mile Diet, which is a year-round guide to growing fabulous veggies. “The very first thing, and the most important, is to build great soil. Everything starts with the soil; you can’t have great vegetables and fruit if they can’t pull nutrition from the earth,” Herriot says. “Save all your vegetable and fruit scraps, rake up your fallen leaves in the fall, all your grass clippings, and pile in your compost bins. In this climate we can grow vegetables all year round, so getting the soil right is paramount.” If you don’t already have a prepared area in your garden to grow vegetables and the thought of digging out your lawn makes you shudder, there is a great way to build new beds using the “Lasagna Method.” Herriot has a great section in her book giving instructions and I have used this method to great success in the past. First, decide the perimeters of the garden or bed then cover with a thick dusting of dolomite lime followed with a two-inch layer of manure, fresh or aged. Next, cover with a layer of plain cardboard, overlapping layers but omitting any coloured ink. Wet it down thoroughly then add a mixed layer of hay, grass clippings and leaves fol-

Carolyn Herriot, author of The Zero-Mile Diet, has tips for growing vegetables and herbs year-round. The right soil is paramount, so she suggests concentrating on that first. Submitted photos

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Cam Pomeroy, left, and Alan Bodnaruk have been in the business of helping people age in place for years. Options including a stairlift, above and below, or a residential elevator are ways to continue living in your multi-level home. Martin Knowles photos

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GVHBA announces Ovation Award nominees By Kerry Vital The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association will be giving a standing Ovation to its finalists at its third annual Ovation Awards this month, which honour excellence in new home and renovation design, construction, accessibility, sustainability, affordability, energy efficiency and heritage restoration. The list of finalists in 41 categories was released late last month. Among the group is Kenorah Construction & Design, ParkLane Homes, Portrait Homes and My House Design/Build Team, among many others. “Last year, Vancouver-area homebuilders spent nearly $4 billion on home renovation, and builders started construction on 17,867 new homes,” says GVHBA President and CEO Peter Simpson. “Residential construction is a major contributer to Metro Vancouver’s economy and the GVHBA is delighted to partner with FortisBC and the Homeowner Protection Office to honour the industry’s brightest stars.” Among the renovators, My House Design/ Build Team was nominated for nine awards, including Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and over and Best Custom Home: $1 million to $2 million. They are also up for the Custom Home Builder of the Year award. Kenorah Construction & Design is nominated for 15 awards, including Best Kitchen Renovation $100,000 and over, Best Renovated Room, RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Large Volume and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated. ParkLane Homes reigns as the top-nominated builder, with 13 finalist nominations including Multi-Family Builder of the Year, Single-Family Builder of the Year and Best Single-Family Detached Home: 3,000 square feet and over. The nominations are spread over several ParkLane communities, including Headwater at Bedford Landing, Time at Walnut Grove and Winchester.

Portrait Homes has been nominated for seven awards, including Best Single-Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 square feet and Best Townhome/Rowhome Development: Less than 2,000 square feet. “As an enthusiastic and active participating member of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, the My House team is proud to represent the Ovation Awards and all they embody; the endorsement of our peers and industry professionals that we as a team are providing great service, quality workmanship and innovative design,” says Managing Director for My House Design/Build Team Graeme Huguet. The awards will be handed out on April 28 at a gala awards ceremony in Vancouver. For more information and to get a full list of nominees, visit www.gvhba.org/ ovationawards.

My House Design/Build Team is up for several awards for their waterfront hideway, left and below left. ParkLane Homes is up for several awards for its various communities, including Time at Walnut Grove, above. Portrait Homes has been nominated for seven awards, including some for its Stoneleigh at Silver Ridge development, below. Submitted photos

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