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Bowling, lunch & love for PoCo couple ‘Mighty Mouse’ proposed after proposing they move in together By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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t 87 and 84 years old, George Siggs and Lorraine Williams aren’t ones to fool around. Well, maybe just a little, as is clear from the twinkle in their eyes. The octogenarian lovebirds are tying the knot tomorrow (Saturday) after a terrifically brief courtship that had them making plans to move in together while they were still on their first date. And despite their advanced years, Siggs and Williams’ love story is anything but old-school. Siggs was born in 1925 and grew up in Kitsilano. Eighteen years later, he was drafted into the army; he figured he didn’t have the moxie to be a paratrooper so instead he volunteered for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. He was sent to Europe to jump out of planes and into some of the deadliest battles of the Second World War, including the Battle of the Bulge.

Lorraine Williams and George Siggs in their suite at Astoria Resort Retirement in Port Coquitlam. The two octogenarians — she’s 84 and he’s 87 — shown sitting on the loveseat on which she proposed, are scheduled to be married on Saturday after a whirlwind courtship; they will honeymoon on a bus tour down the Oregon coast.

see ‘YOU YOU’RE RE NEVER NEVER’,, page 3

In time for Earth Day, some tree talk Q Readers take a Coquitlam

city councillor to task for his comments on Glen Park trees: Letters, page 12 Q A city of Coquitlam initiative results in 10,000+ trees being planted: page 15 Q Columnist Elaine Golds celebrates the benefits of trees: Green Scene, page 25

Cash for counsellors Schools funding to go to helping kids who are struggling By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

School District 43 has $1.2 million in extra funds to support large elementary schools and struggling students thanks to strike savings and other surplus funds from this year — but the cash won’t stretch far.

Next Tuesday, the board is expected to approve spending the funds on more counsellor time for elementary schools, a work experience teacher for special needs students and more time for vice-principals at large elementary schools, among other things. The remaining $268 million budget is set and will be mostly spent on wages and benefits for teachers, support workers and managers who run the district’s 70 schools. B o a rd ch a i r M e l i s s a

Keeping young students in school key in Community Link funding: page 6 Hyndes said the $1.2-million surplus is being used to try to accommodate requests from principals, teachers and parents who spoke about the budget during this year’s deliberations. “I think we did make an attempt to look at all of the requests to accommodate some of what was asked for,”

said Hyndes. But she pointed out there is never enough money to address all the issues. One concern that was raised and not addressed with this funding is a concern of shop teachers that their classes are too large for project work. see $100K SET ASIDE, ASIDE, page 4


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Up, up and away – for science Coquitlam SAR volunteer part of research trip to Mount Everest By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

When Glen Foster travels to the Himalayas next week he will be combining two of his g reatest passions: mountaineering and medicine. The post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia is joining 24 other researchers as they travel to the Pyramid Laboratory at the base of Mount Everest. There, the group will study the effects of chronic oxygen deprivation on the heart, lungs and brain in an effort to better understand the links to diseases like sleep apnea, heart attacks and stroke. “By going to high altitudes, where oxygen decreases, we are able to study how healthy people adapt to low oxygen and see if any insights can be gained from that,” he said. “That can help us understand new treatments or paths of

physiology.” The Pyramid Laboratory is located 300 m below the Mount Everest base camp at an altitude of roughly 5,000 m above sea level. And the back-country environment is nothing new for Foster. For the last several years, he has volunteered with Coquitlam Search and Rescue, participating in numerous training exercises and searches in the mountains along the northern edge of the Tri-Cities. While Foster believes the SAR experience will help him, he said he expects to learn a lot in the rugged mountains of Nepal. “It is a different world over there,” he said. “I would like to think my experience here will carry over there. Definitely I will be out of my comfort level a bit.” Getting to a remote lab 5 km above sea level with all the necessary research equipment and personal belongings is no easy task. Porters will help the team carry 15 large oxygen cylinders, each weighing about 100 lb., along with power generators

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Glen Foster, a volunteer with Coquitlam Search and Rescue, will be travelling to the Himalayas as part of a research expedition with the University of British Columbia. He’s hoping his SAR experiences and training help with the demanding journey. and adapters. Getting from Kathmandu to the Pyramid Laboratory is expected to take close to eight days. Once in the mountains, they will spend three weeks conducting eight experiments as part of the study titled “Integrative physiological adaptation to highaltitude: a scientific expedition to explore

mechanisms of human adaptation.” Team members will also test several permanent residents of the mountainous Pheriche region of Nepal, which sits 4,200 m above sea level. “People who live their lives at high altitude seem more resistant and less vulnerable to the respiratory and car-

diovascular problems that we experience living at sea level,” said Philip Ainslie, principal investigator and associate professor at the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. “We want to explore this phenomenon further to gain insight into those differences. He added that the conditions at the base

‘You’re never too old for love’ continued from front page

When Siggs returned home in 1945, he started planning a welcome home party for himself and his two older brothers, who had also served in the war. “They wouldn’t give me a liquor permit, though, because I was too young,” Siggs laughed. Williams grew up in East Vancouver and served the war effort at home by making ads for war bonds; she proved so good at it that she was later recruited by the Vancouver News Herald’s advertising department. After the war, both married and raised families, with seven children between them and nu-

merous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Both were eventually widowed. “Since then, I’ve been on the loose,” Siggs winked. That is, until he noticed Williams. A little more than a year ago, Williams’ bowling league awarded her the Bowler of the Month at PoCo Bowl, where she and Siggs were often found hitting the pins. Her prize was a lunch at Astoria Resort Retirement in PoCo, and she promptly invited Siggs. “We weren’t even courting at that point,” Siggs said, but that mattered little to Williams. “I thought it was a good move,” she grinned. “I guess I’m a

forward girl.” After lunch, they toured the building. Siggs recalls that Williams kept asking questions about living arrangements — for two. “I didn’t even know we were going together and I said, ‘What’s going on here?’” “I thought maybe we could move in together,” was Williams’ straightforward response. “I don’t call her ‘Mighty Mouse’ for nothing,” Siggs said of his bold bride. The two moved in to Astoria together and have continued their courtship at the bowling alley and PoCo’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133. A few months ago, Siggs and Williams were

sitting on a loveseat when the thoroughly modern Williams popped the question. “I didn’t want to live in sin,” she winked, and besides, they both wanted to make their romance official. Since then, there has been a whirlwind of planning. Tomorrow, dressed in a white cocktail dress, Williams will walk down the aisle towards her groom to Sammi Smith’s rendition of “Help me Make it Through the Night” and a justice of the peace will marry them in front of what’s likely to be a large (and rather misty-eyed) crowd. After a champagne toast, the newlyweds and about 30 friends and fam-

ily members will go out for a celebratory dinner. In about a week, they’ll hop aboard a bus for a tour down the Oregon coast, with a few casino stops along the way. Siggs and Williams are bound to be cuddled together throughout the trip and she said they’re often stopped on the street by people surprised to see an elderly couple holding hands. “You’re never too old to hold hands,” Siggs said firmly. “Because you’re never too old for love.” spayne@tricitynews.com

Lorraine Williams with the white cocktail dress she will wear at her wedding to George Siggs. SARAH PAYNE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

of Everest are ideal for the kind of research his team will be conducting. Foster, Ainslie and the rest of the team have been in Kelowna for the last several weeks preparing for the trip. Baseline testing is being conducted for later comparison with results of similar tests done at the Pyramid Laboratory.

Part of the funding for the expedition comes from the sale of a limited-edition patch through UBC’s Okanagan campus bookstore. Organizers also hope to raise funds for the Himalaya Trust, an organization that funds schools, health care and other facilities in the region. gmckenna@tricitynews.com


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$100k set aside Longer spring break

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Hyndes said she hoped shop and middle school exploratory class sizes could be reduced by other means, including the $3.1-million Learning Improvement Fund. In the meantime, she said, adding counsellor time to elementary schools will be a boon for struggling students, some of whom are dealing with anxiety and behaviour issues. “We’re looking at how we can maximize that and work with the kids,� she said of the $100,000 to be set aside for extra counselling. Programs of choice will also be getting extra funding next year. The district is expected to spend $125,000 on providing supports for Reggio Emilia and Montessori speciality programs and a middle-school cluster class for gifted students, and to establish another International Baccalaureate program (there is currently one at Port Moody secondary).

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While only incremental changes can be made to the operating budget with that bit of extra cash, the district will have $3.1 million from the Lear ning Improvement Fund to spend on class size and composition issues. About $2.6 million will likely be spent on teachers, with the remaining $415,000 on training and extra hours for special education assistants. Hyndes, a Por t Moody trustee, said the

A two-week spring break and longer Remembrance Day weekend have become virtual traditions in School District 43. Once again, money savings from closing schools for an extra six days will be used to help balance the budget. SD43 officials say approximately $500,000 is saved by extending the school day a few minutes throughout the year to make up the time schools are closed and not hiring teachers on call to replace sick staff. Board chair Melissa Hyndes acknowledged the extended breaks were initially introduced to save money but have now come to be expected. “To have two-week spring break is a good rest for people,� Hyndes said.

BCCPAC conference The organization representing B.C. public school parent advisory councils will celebrate 90 years next month with an annual general meeting and conference in Coquitlam. The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils is planning a celebration May 24 followed by the spring conference May 25 to 27 at the Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre on North Road. BCCPAC represents school and district parent advisory councils, including SD43’s District Parent Advisory Council. More information at www.bccpac.bc.ca. money could be used to reduce the size of classes or provide support for struggling, atrisk or special needs students. The teaching portion, for example, is the equivalent of about 26 full-time teaching positions. Across the province, $195 million in LIF funds will be dolled out to districts over three years, including $30 million from strike savings. In the next school year, districts will receive $60 million, followed by $60 million in 2013/’14 and $75 million in 2014/’15.

According to the Ministry of Education, the money can be used to hire extra teachers and special education assistants, provide more instruction time and offer more professional development for teachers dealing with complex student needs. But concerns have been raised that funds won’t go as far in subsequent years because of step-ups and benefits, and because total education funding will be frozen from 2012 to 2015. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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wo u l d b e s c u t t l e d . Under that agreement, SD43 is expected to get $415,000, including money for extra staffing and training to help By Diane Strandberg with class composition in schools. THE TRI-CITY NEWS But Ginter said the CUPE support work- CUPE local was also saters in School District isfied a lead hand would 43 were among the last be hired in the next budunions to settle with the get to supervise trainprovincial government ing and orientation for under the so-called net special education assiszero mandate. tants. As well, But no tthere were sooner was small imthe ink dry provements p on the conYou can comment on tto mileage any story you read at tract ratifipaid for www.tricitynews.com cation this ttravel. week than Under the CUPE 561 government’s g president Dave Ginter so-called d Co-operative began looking ahead to Gains Mandate, modest a new round of negotia- wage increases can only tions. be achieved if opera“Now, I’m into seri- tional savings are found ous bargaining next that don’t affect services m o n t h , � p r o m i s e d and raise costs. Ginter, referring to the dstrandberg@tricitynews.com newly-signed deal that expires June 30. “This was a two-year deal. It’s over, now we’re back again,� he said, acknowledging that union would be seeking wage a increase this time after two years of no raises. He said his local, which represents about 1,500 workers, was one of the last to settle with the BC Public Schools Employers Association because of concerns about training, supervision, mileage and medical benefits. It signed at the last minute for fear that $7.5 million to hire special education assistants for B.C. schools

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Money targets kids who are skipping school By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A million dollars of extra Community Link funding will be used to work with disengaged elementary and middle school students who are at risk of quitting school. At a board of education meeting this week, School District 43 assistant superintendent Julie Pearce laid out a plan to hire learning support teachers, youth workers and program co-ordinators to work with youth and their families and start afterschool programs for kids. Starting in September, the new staff — the equivalent of 10.5 full-time positions — will start programs at Maillard, Sir Frederick Banting and Minnekhada middle schools and their elementary feeder schools. The new Community Link money is on top of $1.4 million already received from the province and spent on youth workers, literacy and after-school programs at Glen, Seaview and Miller Park elementary schools, Pitt River middle and Terry Fox secondary, as well as subsidized lunches and other programming. Pearce explained that the new schools covered by Community Link funding were chosen because they have school populations with families on social assistance and don’t have a youth worker or a community school co-ordinator. The goal is to build relationships with students and their families, and offer programs

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Janet Winship and Bonny Niven prepare lunches to be distributed to 26 schools in the district, including 15 schools where lunches are fully subsidized as part of Community Link programming to support vulnerable students. that will keep them in school, Pearce said. “We are looking at middle schools as a place where we could capture these kids,� she said. As well, the district plans to hire a counsellor specifically to work with disengaged

youth and a vice-principal to work at CABE (Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education), which has one of the largest populations of vulnerable students in the district. Judy Robb, principal of Scott Creek middle school and the presi-

dent of the Coquitlam Principals’ and VicePrincipals’ Association, lauded the efforts to focus on middle-school students and their younger cohorts who are at risk of quitting school. Last year, Robb sounded the alarm that more than two dozen

middle school students were regularly not attending school based on anecdotal reports from other middle school principals. A new program called Success for All was started to work with these students but Robb said the extra money for after-school programs, youth workers and learning support teachers will also help. Still, it won’t be easy to convince non-attenders, many of them suffering from anxiety and fear of failure, to go back to school. “It takes a lifetime to get where they are and it will take more than a minute to get it finished,� Robb said. Programs that are flexible and geared toward student interest could lower the barriers to attending school while after-school programs could keep them in the building longer, she said. “They might come back for one class at the beginning, then they have somewhere to go.� One concern is that the Community Link top-up is only for a year but SD43 board chair Melissa Hyndes said she expects the funding will continue because the district has worked hard

to convince the Ministry of Education there are pockets of need in the district. “My expectation is that the commitment will continue,� Hyndes said, noting that the district can’t simply

leave these students behind. “Somebody who is 12 years old to be in a situation like that, it’s extraordinary. How did that happen? We have to do something to help these kids.� dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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A south Coquitlam watershed that’s ranked in “poorâ€? health by Metro Vancouver is about to get a multi-million dollar treatment. This week, city council approved a draft plan for the Nelson Creek watershed, a 600-acre area urbanized in the 1950s and ’60s that encompasses most of the Austin Heights and Maillardville neighbourhoods. The $8.2-million plan, which has been studied for the past year by stakeholders such as the Austin Heights BIA, Maillardville Residents’ Association, Como Watershed Group and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, involves a number of fixes, including: • stabilizing stream erosion zones; • diverting headwater flows; • installing hydrodynamic separators at key outfalls; • upsizing storm collection pipes; • and implementing rainwater management guidelines. The city’s rainwater regulations, which are currently used in the Hyde, Partington and Scott Creek watersheds, encourage developers to use permeable paving, infiltration trenches and absorbent landscaping. Speaking before city council on Monday, Dana Soong, the city’s man-

ager of utility programs, said many homes in the watershed were built right up to the setbacks of ravines and streams — a contravention of today’s government rules. REID As well, when the area was developed some 60 years ago, the city treated water as a waste product, Soong said. Coun. Mae Reid said the Nelson C r e e k I n t e g r a t e d Wa t e r s h e d Management Plan (IWMP) is a way to repair the damage that’s been done when new homes go in. But the plan — which is now available for viewing at the Coquitlam library branches — won’t be phased in for another decade, Soong said. A public open house on the plan is expected, though no date has been set. The city is working on a number of IWMPs to improve watershed base flows and slope stability and alleviate flooding, among other things. These include: Maple Creek (along with the city of Port Coquitlam); Chines (with Port Moody and Metro Vancouver); Como Creek (an update to the stormwater management plan); and Austin/ Rochester creeks (to prepare for development associated with the Evergreen Line). Meanwhile, IWMPs have been completed for Hyde, Partington and Scott creeks. jwarren@tricitynews.com

Coquitlam Town Hall Meeting Your Views Are Important To Us Coquitlam is a dynamic, growing city with a wide range of existing services and a number of major new projects currently underway. This environment presents both opportunities and challenges – making it more important than ever that we hear from members of the community regarding the changes taking place in our city.

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Coquitlam RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two people after they did not show up for recent court appearances. David Konrad Dabrowski, who has outstanding warrants for fraud, theft and obstructing a police officer as well as numerous charges in Ontario, first went missing in January. He was eventually located by police but when he failed to show up to a court appearance earlier this week, Coquitlam Mounties added him to their online Wanted Project list. The 29-year-old Caucasian man is 6’ tall and weighs approximately 170 lb.; he has brown hair and brown eyes, and police say they

RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said. “That is one of the challenges. They tend to be moving from place to place often.” The Wanted Project was launched late last year as a way of using the public for informa-

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believe he’s still residing in the TriCities. Crystal A n n DABROWSKI Crate is also being sought by Mounties a f t e r failing to tur n up at a court apCRATE pearance earlier this year. She is wanted for possession of stolen property, break and enter and three counts of driving while prohibited. She also has an outstanding warrant in Port Moody. The 28-year-old Caucasian woman is 5’3” and weighs approximately 141 lb.; she has brown hair and brown eyes. “These types of personalities don’t seem to have a fixed address,”

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arents are their own worst enemies when it comes to encouraging their children to be more active, according to research, and they obviously need help to get their kids moving. Apparently, most parents underestimate the time their kids are engaged in physical activity. When kids between the ages of six and 11 years were hooked up to pedometers, it turns out they were engaged in moderate to vigorous activity for 63 minutes a day, compared to the 105 minutes of movement predicted by their parents. And parents thought their kids were in front of a video screen for two and a half hours when, in fact, they were sedentary for 7.6 hours, although screen time didn’t account for the entire sedentary period. This trend is not new and community programmers in the Tri-Cities have been looking for ideas about how to keep kids busy. More available and accessible afterschool programming — involving activity and movement — and cheaper recreation would help.

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Pondering a post-carbon future for the Pattullo AS I SEE IT Chris Bryan

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he Port Mann Bridge replacement was a mistake. And we’re about to make another mistake with the Pattullo Bridge. That’s according to Anthony Perl, director of SFU’s Urban Studies program and co-author of the book Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil. I spoke to him last month about TransLink’s plan to replace the aging fourlane Pattullo with a new, six-lane span by 2018. In a past column, I argued a bigger Pattullo will only exacerbate New Westminster’s brutal traffic problem, and that the new bridge should either be moved, connecting Surrey to Coquitlam, or scrapped altogether. Perl sees it differently. On first blush, one might say his vision would harm New West as much as TransLink’s. But one could also argue in the long run the Royal City — and the whole region — would benefit. “Part of the answer is sitting next to the

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Pattullo,” he says. “And no one seems to notice.” It’s the 1904 rail bridge. Despite the Pattullo’s obvious shortcomings, Perl believes replacement of the rail bridge is much more vital to transportation — particularly goods movement — in the region, especially in the long run. In B.C., trains shake, rattle and sometimes roll over, so it may seem surprising to call them the wave of the future. But Washington, Oregon and the U.S. federal government are all investing heavily in high-speed rail along the Cascadia corridor. High-speed rail is common throughout much or the rest of the world. “If we were in Asia, there’d be trains every hour between here and Seattle,” Perl says. Today, China is building thousands of kilometres of new rail and all of it is electrified. Perl believes it’s only a matter of time before this change comes to B.C. He dismisses the “Hydrogen Highway” — that highly touted string of filling stations between Whistler and California — as “pure fantasy” designed to distract us from real solutions. The future is electric. Even for automobiles, electric is increasingly the technology of choice.

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So how does the Pattullo fit in? If Perl had his way, the new Pattullo would just have two lanes for cars and four sets of rail tracks. “Why don’t we put on our thinking caps and build a new bridge that can serve both road and rail?” he says. High-speed trains will need to cross the Fraser River at one or more locations, he says. Port Mann was the best option, but this is a second chance to create a link that could serve trains heading to the U.S. border and out toward the valley. “Why not build a bridge that’s multi-modal... from day one,” he says, “and replace two bridges that serve rail and vehicles rather poorly?” On first blush, Perl’s pitch is tough to swallow. Two lanes for cars would be a huge improvement for New Westminster, trimming several thousand commuters from our trafficchoked town. But boosting rail traffic would send some folks into fits. Perl says many cities in Europe and Asia have more rail than we do and it’s less obtrusive. “Trains aren’t going away. It’s just whether they’ll keep rattling along at five miles an hour with diesel engines spewing out pollution or

they’ll zip by at 50 miles per hour with electric engines that have zero emissions that are much quieter.” So is TransLink being myopic with its sixlane span that ignores the rail bridge? Is it projecting a future where people’s commuting habits don’t change or evolve? Perl thinks the region needs Ottawa, the B.C. government and TransLink to all to work together to find a solution that embraces the “post-carbon” future that’s coming. Sadly, he says, we’re more likely to get more of the same. Case in point is the 10-lane Port Mann, designed for a future based upon $50-abarrel oil. “Efficiency means not building 10-lane bridges on spec and saying, ‘Well, people south of the Fraser like to drive,’” he concludes. “Maybe at $50 a barrel that’s great, but at $150, it ain’t going to happen, and at $250, you’d be able to play street hockey on that bridge during rush hour.” So is Perl a dreamer or the only guy in the room talking sense? Chris Bryan is editor of The New West NewsLeader, a Black Press sister paper of The Tri-City News.

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FACE TO FACE: Should the Tri-Cities examine amalgamating into one?

One city makes dollars & sense T

he contentious subject of amalgamation of the TriCities pops up every couple of years. The latest reincarnation of the issue came last month when Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore mused about it on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Common sense tells me that amalgamation of three similar cities, with relatively small populations, will lead to cost savings and economies of scale. Right now in the Tri-Cities, we pay for three fire chiefs, three city managers and three departments of everything. And let’s take a closer look at our bloated city councils. When you include Anmore and Belcarra, the Tri-Cities have 28 city councillors and five mayors for a population of about 220,000 people. By comparison, the city of Vancouver, which has a population of about 600,000, has just 10 council members and one mayor. Critics of amalgamation often point to the Toronto experience and cite ballooning property taxes as proof that the mega-city concept doesn’t work. The rising costs in that city, however, had more to do with provincial downloading than anything else. And last time I checked, property taxes have been

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ballooning across Canada. As usual, my colleague opposite wants to ignore the economics of the debate. He says amalgamation leads to the loss of residents’ identity and the destruction of communities. But how will merging five city halls affect the community or neighbourhood you live in? You can still live in a distinctive and vibrant community, just like folks in Kitsilano or Kerrisdale do. Others argue about the decline of democratic control over municipal government. The smaller the size of a political unit, they say, the higher the ability of residents to influence public policy. That argument would have a little more weight if voter turnout for municipal elections wasn’t so dismal. Seriously, how many of us have ever even contacted a city councillor or mayor? I doubt our local politicians will ever push forward the idea of amalgamation no matter how much it makes sense. Their jobs are dependent on having separate cities, separate city halls and separate city councils. And city staffers will never really tout co-operation for the same reasons. So, if Tri-City amalgamation is going to happen, it needs to be a citizens’ initiative.

Bottom line not the bottom line

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’m against the amalgamation of the Tri-Cities. Haven’t we beaten this horse to death? Every few years, someone brings up this topic and a flurry of letters to the editor (very well written, I might add) tell us that to not amalgamate is fiscally irresponsible. Recently, clearly during a slow news cycle, it was Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore’s turn to bring it up on CKNW, prompting this latest amalgamation re-hash. So here goes… again. Discussing amalgamation is not just an arithmetic exercise. It’s not as simple as adding up the salaries of three mayors and councils, dividing by three and saying, “Look at all the money we’d save.” Changing political and civic infrastructure is a huge, expensive proposition, one worth neither the touted savings nor a potential increase in political clout. The money argument appeals to those, like my colleague, who always believe government spending is the problem. I not only don’t think that government is the problem, I think each of our three local governments offers and serves with an admirably unique appreciation of local issues and aspirations.

IN QUOTES “How will merging five city halls affect the community or neighbourhood you live in? You can still live in a distinctive and vibrant community” Andy Radia

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“If Burquitlam was the best we could come up with for the border area of Burnaby and Coquitlam, could we really stand to live in Port Mooquitlam?” Jim Nelson What’s your take on this week’s Face to Face topic and what they have to say? Email your thoughts to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

Would Port Moody be the City of the Arts were it under the wing of a huge regional bureaucracy such as Surrey? No, like “South Surrey” residents, Port Moody-ites would instead be busy stressing that they lived in the “artistic west end” of our sprawling amalgamation. And the artistic west end of what? What would we call this amalgamated place? If Burquitlam was the best we could come up with for the border area of Burnaby and Coquitlam, could we really stand to live in Port Mooquitlam? And who cares that we might gain some political clout by melding populations? Surely our regional political clout can be arithmetically ascertained without our having to fire mayors and rent out vacant public buildings to private daycares. I like all three cities. Each is different. Each has its own character and charm. And although I sometimes poke fun at it, I really like Port Moody. As Mayor Greg Moore says about PoCo, “I like its small-town feel.” So in our serial arithmetic analyses of the benefits of Tri-City amalgamation, I hope we count what really counts.

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The Editor, While I am not a resident of Coquitlam, I am a neighbour in Port Moody who is offended by the comments of Coquitlam Coun. Terry O’Neill, who suggests Coquitlam

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COUN. TERRY O’NEILL property taxpayers “get a grip.� What a horrific discovery I made when I discovered the destruction of Glen Park. Coun. O’Neill is suggesting the outcry over Coquitlam city council’s decision to cut down 200 trees is simply “eco-hysterics.� How is it that the taxpayer who is clearly paying for his salary is treated as some sort of annoyance who needs to “get a grip?� It seems the people who need to “get a grip� are the people who were entrusted with the will of the people who voted them into power. While council members such as Mr. O’Neill

pretend to rely on experts such as arbourists to defend choices to destroy a beautiful park enjoyed by several communities, the reality is Glen Park was simply destroyed for no reason. Coquitlam taxpayers should be outraged that Coun. O’Neill has very little respect for their wishes. To suggest the taxpayer “get a grip� is not only condescending but seriously arrogant. Coquitlam taxpayers should be worried about what is next to come from Coun. O’Neill. C. Simon, Port Moody

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The Editor, What is the most appealing thing about the nicest neighbourhoods in the Vancouver area? Think of established communities such as Kitsilano, Dunbar and Crescent Beach? Trees. Old, large trees.

Every appealing neighbourhood has them and property values reflect that. The city of Coquitlam is a perfect example of a community with incredible potential that seems to be blowing the opportunity to encourage beautiful residential areas by protecting the green infrastructure that was there first. It is unfortunate and short-sighted for municipal governments to ignore the value of trees in sequestering carbon and contributing to our approach to dealing with climate change. With every healthy, mature tree we lose in our urban area, we also lose so much more: economic value, biodiversity and truly healthy, appealing, liveable and sustainable communities. Laura Dupont, Port Coquitlam

Invitation The Board of Education of School District #43(Coquitlam), invites Proposals for the License use of one portable classroom facility and one classroom space located at two schools in the District which could be used for the provision of licensed childcare services or for other uses compatible with the delivery of educational services offered by the Board on a site specific basis. This opportunity is advertised and can be viewed and obtained on the BC Bid website www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca . This document is available for downloading at this site. Alternatively, this document is available, at no cost, and can be picked up at the School Board Office, Purchasing Dept., 550 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC. Closing date and time: Thursday, May 3, 2012 15:00 (3 P.M.) Local Time For further information contact Sharon Thompson Purchasing Services Manager Phone: 604-939-9201; Fax: 604-939-4492 Email: purchasing@sd43.bc.ca

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Municipality puts brakes Coq. achieves goal of on taxi company’s plans planting 10,000 trees Cabbies want to be able to pickup fares when returning from city on weekends By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Three Coquitlam taxi companies that want to run some of their cabs in Vancouver on Friday and Saturday nights are running into red lights from city hall. This week, city council voted to write a letter to B.C.’s Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) to oppose the bids from Coquitlam Taxi, Port Coquitlam Taxi and Bel-Air Taxi to have 15% of each fleet in Vancouver between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekends as well as during special events and when cruise ships are in town. A total of 17 suburban taxi firms in Metro Vancouver have applied to have their vehicles in Vancouver during the peak periods, an idea offered last year by the PTB now being considered by the independent tribunal in Victoria. PTB director and secretary Jan Broocke told The Tri-City News Thursday no decision has been made on the applications, which are being supported by

the BC Taxi Association. E a rl i e r t h i s year, association president Mohan Kang told Black Press there’s a dire need for more cabbies STEWART in Vancouver, where only four companies — Yellow Cab, Black Top and Checker Cabs, MacLure’s and Vancouver Taxi — hold licences. “We are not going after their regular business,” Kang said. “We’re only after the times they cannot serve the general public for a safe ride home.” A call to Bel-Air Taxi was not immediately returned Thursday. Bel-Air has 46 vehicles while Coquitlam Taxi has 31 in its fleet and Port Coquitlam Taxi 14. At Monday’s city council meeting, councillors Linda Reimer, Lou Sekora and Terry O’Neill said they are in favour of the taxi companies’ bids (Reimer and Sekora received campaign donations from Bel-Air in last November’s civic race). But the majority of council complained about the lack of taxi service currently available for local residents, especially when it rains or when bars close. Mayor Richard Stewart said

the issue is complex. Many Vancouver taxi drivers don’t want to ferry passengers to Coquitlam — a bill that runs around $60 — and return with an empty cab. As well, public transit is lacking in the community, especially late at night, leaving downtown revellers little choice when it comes to alternate transportation. Stewar t said when the E ve r g re e n L i n e c o m e s t o Coquitlam, scheduled for the summer of 2016, he would like to see the rapid transit line run until 2 a.m. Demand for taxis has also grown since B.C. imposed much tougher roadside penalties for drinking drivers in the fall of 2010. “Sending taxis downtown doesn’t mean our kids will be brought home in them,” Coun. Brent Asmundson said. In addition, the mayor said the city doesn’t have enough taxis for the disabled, and if they are on the road, often they’re used to take fares to the airport because they have sufficient room for luggage. Meanwhile, Coquitlam council unanimously okayed Royal City Taxi’s bid to the PTB to increase its local fleet by 15 and the number of accessible taxis by three. jwarren@tricitynews.com

Coquitlam’s target of planting 10,000 trees on public and private land has been achieved. The city recently surpassed its two-year goal through its AdoptA-Tree and Eco-Yard Smart programs for homeowners as well as plantings at parks and along streets, staff say. Seedlings for the Adopt-A-Tree program were given to residents at public events, and recipients were counselled on the best options for their properties from a selection of 14 varieties of ornamental and native trees. Under the Eco-Yard Smart program, homeowners got an hourlong consultation with a horticultural advisory who offered tech-

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The aim of the $55,000 tree planting strategy was to lower the city’s carbon footprint. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Budget cuts draw protests Frustration over elimination of Katimavik program By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A group of about 40 people are expected to converge outside TriCity MP James Moore’s office on Monday to protest the elimination of the Katimavik program. T he Conservative gover nment slashed funding for the program in the federal budget tabled on March 29; Moore, who is the Conservative MP for Port Moody-WestwoodPort Coquitlam, is also the Canadian heritage minister and Katimavik, which cost about $14 million a year, fell under his ministry’s umbrella. Vi c t o r i a re s i d e n t and Katimavik alumni Edward Pullman told The Tri-City News, “It will be very difficult to change the government’s decision but we believe it was done for ideological reasons. We want to raise awareness and put pressure on his office to change what’s happened.” Last year, volunteers of Katimavik — Inuktitut for “meeting place” — logged half a million hours in vulnerable communities, including in Maillardville. Since it started in 1977 under then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, more than 30,000 young people have taken part. The protest, which will include Metro Va n c o u v e r and Vancouver Island residents — some of whom are Katimavik alumni — is scheduled for noon on April 23 at Moore’s constituency office on St. Johns Street in Port Moody. In Ottawa, a par-

Several groups have protested Port MoodyWestwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore over cuts to the CBC. This week another group will protest outside his office over the elimination of the Katimavik program.

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Anesthesia docs drop threat Anesthesiologists who had threatened to partially withdraw service this month have struck a truce with the provincial government that ends any risk of elective surgery delays for now.

The two sides were to be in B.C. Supreme Court starting today (April 18) to argue whether a March 30 interim injunction blocking job action should be made permanent.

But on Monday the B.C. Anesthesiologists Society (BCAS) and the health authorities agreed to indefinitely adjourn the court date while efforts continue to resolve the society’s grievances.

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The Power of One Ally Janmohamed’s varied volunteer involvements reflect his diverse interests. He puts his finance skills to work through his participation in Banking 101 — an initiative designed to educate postsecondary students on savings and building credit as they transition to the workforce.

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The winners of the city of Port Coquitlam’s 2012 Volunteer Recognition Awards with Mayor Greg Moore at a ceremony Tuesday at Riverside secondary school.

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• Bob Buchan — Lifetime Volunteer award winner for work with the PoCo Amateur Athletic Association, minor softball and the Special Olympics. • Brian Hubbard — Arts, Heritage and Cultural Awareness award winner for work with the PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society. • Corry Moffat — Caring and Safety award winner for volunteer work with the Terry Fox Foundation, Meals on Wheels and the Variety Club telethon, among other things. • Gary Elgear — Environmental Protection and Enhancement award

CITY AWARD

The city of PoCo received its sixth consecutive Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association, one of 43 local governments to receive the recognition in Canada. The GFOA also gave the city its 14th Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2011 budget, along with a certificate of recognition to Mindy Smith, the city’s director of corporate services. The financial reporting recognition was given for the city’s 2010 annual report. for volunteer work with the Hyde Creek Salmon Festival, the Coquitlam River clean-up and the Coquitlam River Roundtable Watershed Core Committee. • Fred Lachlan — Sports and Recreation award winner for volunteer work with PoCo Minor Lacrosse association for more than a decade. • Margaret Mahovlich — Youth Programs award for coaching PoCo youth bowlers and participating on the board of directors of 777 Neptune Squadron. • Cathleen Redman — Youth Under-21 award winner for volunteer work with a variety of children’s programs and camps at the Hyde Creek rec centre.

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Toilet rebates popular in PoCo By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

More than 334 rebates have been given out to Port Coquitlam residents who have retrofitted their bathrooms with high-efficiency plumbing fixtures so far this year. The $100 rebate on utility fees are paid for every bathroom (a maximum of two per household) with a new toilet and shower head that meet certain water-saving criteria. An old toilet, for example, uses approximately 13 to 20 litres per flush while a new fixture uses

about six litres per flush. Older shower heads use almost double the water per minute that newer models do and the city report adds that a retrofitted bathroom for a family of four can save more than 350 litres of water daily. The number of people taking advantage of the program in the first four months of 2012 is on track to surpass last year’s total of 455. In 2010, 529 people took advantage of the program, up from 2009, when only 66 people filed for rebates. According to a city staff report, toilets account for 30% of water use in a home while show-

ers make up another 14%. The rebate program, said the report, has helped the city reduce water consumption and save costs associated with sewer and water use. Rebate applications can be picked up at city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.) and must be dropped off, along with old toilets, at the city’s operations centre (1737 Broadway St.). Only single-family and multifamily developments built prior to 2005 can apply and commercial and industrial zoned properties are not eligible for the program. For more information, go to www.portcoquitlam.ca.

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Explore art and nature, and garage sales too

It’s fry time at Hyde Creek Compiled by Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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etween the garage sales and swap meets, the ArtWalk and nature excursions, everyone in the family will be sure to discover just what they need — and maybe even a treasure or two — this weekend.

Friday, April 20 HIKING CLUB

Metro Vancouver’s Baby & Me Hiking Club continues at Belcarra and Minnekhada regional parks. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. parents and their babies can join others for guided, moderate-level hikes, rain or shine. Cost is $20/person/series. Registration is required by calling 604-432-6359.

SHOOT TO SCORE

Fundraising for BC Children’s Hospital continues at the Austin Station Thrifty Foods, where staff are raising money in honour of their colleague, whose 12-year-old son is battling bone cancer. Today’s event features a “camp out” with general manager Liam Sobey, as well as a hockey shoot-out from 4 to 6 p.m. People can also donate at www.childrun.com/thriftyfoodscoquitlam.

TAKE AN ARTWALK

It’s the 13th annual ArtWalk, hosted by ArtsConnect, and it’s bigger than ever. There are more than 60 artists participating at 21 locations throughout Port Moody, featuring everything from painting to drawing, photography, pottery and sculpture. The weekend kicks off with an opening reception at the Old Mill Boathouse (2715 Esplanade Ave.) tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with artists in attendance. Download a map from www.artsconnect.ca and plan your route for Saturday and Sunday, when the ArtWalk runs from noon to 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 WALK WITH ME

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart continues his Healthy Community Challenge with a walk through Riverwalk. Everyone is welcome to join the mayor, starting from Shaughnessy Street and David Avenue at 8 a.m. for a 90-minute round-trip hike up to Crystal Falls. Stewart expects some portions to be “mucky,” so wear appropriate footwear and bring a walking stick.

READY, SET, GO

To the nearest garage sale, that is. And with each of the Tri-Cities hosting their city-wide garage sales today, it’s going to be a treasure hunters’ dream. Garage sales are running from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Port Moody (visit www.portmoody.ca for a list of registered garage sales), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Port Coquitlam (www.portcoquitlam.ca/ garagesale) and in Coquitlam, the sales are divided into zones throughout the city; check www.coquitlam.ca for maps and info.

GOT BOTTLES?

If you do, bring them out to the Scout Hall in Blue Mountain Park (1040 Winslow Ave. at Porter Street, Coquitlam), where the 1st Coquitlam Scout Group is holding a bottle drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Patrick Bidwell, Mark Andjelic and Sam Caldarone were busy releasing fish at Hyde Creek. Everyone is welcome to release more fry this weekend at the hatchery’s event this Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

KIDS ONLY

Okay, technically, this one’s for parents. It’s Port Moody’s Kids Only Swap Meet at the recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). There will be more than 100 tables piled with children’s clothing, toys, sports gear and more. Visit www.portmoody.ca for more info.

MOM’S MARKET

The Backstage Youth Performers Society is helping you get a jump on just the right Mother’s Day gift (the big day is May 13, by the way) with a Mother’s Day Market, featuring home-based businesses and crafters, at 98A Brigantine Dr., Coquitlam from 4 to 7 p.m. The market continues Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

RELEASE THE FRY

In between garage sales, stop in at the Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo) during their open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone can help release salmon fry into Hyde Creek, tour the hatchery and even enjoy a hot dog barbecue. Visit www.hydecreek.org for info.

TEA ON THE TRAIN

It’s a lot better than snakes on a plane, that’s for sure. The Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St., PoMo) is celebrat-

ing the ArtsConnect ArtWalk with tea and treats on the 1920s Venosta rail car, one of 21 stops on the ArtWalk, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors can check out artwork by painters Vicki Allesia, Jenna Knight and Anne Ridsdale Mott, as well as photographer Jenna Knight. Cost is $5/person.

CIRCUS CIRCUS

You can wish upon a star at Cirque du Carney, the 17th annual gala auction at Archbishop Carney Regional School (1335 Dominion Ave., PoCo) featuring live and silent auctions (with celebrity auctioneer Bill Vander Zalm), a gourmet buffet dinner and live entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Visit www. acrss.org for more information.

Sunday, April 22 HAPPY EARTH DAY

Celebrate Earth Day with a guided nature walk at DeBoville Slough to check out what birds have arrived for spring. Meet at the slough entrance (Victoria and Cedar drives) at 9:30 a.m. For more information call 778-230-1509 or email info@fodbs.org. The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society is also celebrating Earth Day with a guided

tree walk at 1 p.m. Visitors should meet at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. Visit www.rhcs.org.

SWAP & SHOP

Port Coquitlam hosts its kids only swap meet at the recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free, and don’t miss out on the car trunk sale in the parking lot. There’s even childminding in the Mabbett Room for just $2/hour.

MORE FOR MARKO

Today is the final day of the Austin Station Thrifty Foods’ fundraising week for BC Children’s Hospital’s oncology ward (though funds will be collected throughout the month through the sale of hand cut-outs by donation). Staff are wrapping things up with a barbecue from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. so be sure to drop by and pitch in if you can.

TOP HONOURS

Catch a glimpse of top local talent in the Coquitlam District Music Festival’s speech and vocal honours concert at 2 p.m., followed by the piano and strings at 6 p.m., at the St. Laurence Anglican Church (825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam). Visit www.cdmffestival.ca for more information or call 604-468-2622. Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to spayne@tricitynews.com.


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PoCo Legion has cash for students The Royal Canadian Legion’s Port Coquitlam branch is making eight bursaries available to Tri-City high school students. Four bursaries of $2,000 each will be awarded to qualified applicants through the Legion Poppy Fund and are available to the chil-

dren or grandchildren of ex-service personnel. Financial need will also be considered. Students without a Legion or military affiliation are eligible to apply for four other $2,000 bursaries that are made available through the organization’s education fund.

Awards are based on financial need and good grades; an applicant’s total family income cannot exceed $60,000 annually. Ap p l i c a t i o n s a r e available through high school counsellors or from the Legion office at 604-942-8911. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Fingerling Festival volunteers needed for May 5 More than 4,000 people will help release 40,000 young salmon from the Noons Creek Hatchery into the creek next month. And the Port Moody Ecological Society (PMES) needs some help in making it happen.

On Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., PMES will invite the community to celebrate its 21st anniversary at its annual Fingerling Festival, to be held at the hatchery and the adjacent PoMo rec complex. The largest festival of

its kind in the Tri-Cities, it’s is a free family event that provides an opportunity for children to help release 40,000 young salmon into Noons Creek for their four-year journey at sea. In the PoMo arena, a variety of displays will provide

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• One job that needs to be done before the Fingerling Festival is translation of instructions for safely releasing salmon into Noons Creek. PMES is looking for Tri-City residents to write instructions in some or all of the 15 languages listed on its website (www.noonscreek.org). Instructions will be printed on a large canvas poster.

Youth fun in PoCo A host of fun and community-building activities will be taking place in Port Coquitlam as the city celebrates Youth Week at the beginning of next month. The annual event, which recognizes contributions made to the community by young people, has been held in Port Coquitlam since 2007 and this year is expected to be the largest celebration to date. Things get started May 1 when the Green Tree Initiative comes t o We l l i n g t o n a n d B i rch wo o d p a rk s. Between 4 and 7:30 p.m., youth will clean up the parks and plant trees. To register, contact Rob Loxterkamp at 604-9277938 or loxterkampr@ portcoquitlam.ca. On May 2, a threecourse dinner will be prepared by youth for seniors at PoCo’s Wilson Centre between 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $2 for youth and $4.50 for adults, and can be purchased by calling Sarina Mawji at 604-927-7938 or emailing mawjis@portcoquitlam.ca. A youth carnival will be held at Riverside secondary on May 4 between 3 and 6 p.m. organized by the school’s leadership students. There will also be a dance party for Grade 7 and 8 students at the PoCo rec complex on May 5 between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 or $4 with a youth access card. Skateboarders will get an opportunity to see professional demonstrations, win prizes and get a few tips from the pros at the Railside skateboard park on May 6 between noon and 4 p.m. It is free to participate and skateboarders can register between 11 a.m. and noon prior to the event. The week will wrap up with a floor hockey tournament at Kwayhquitlum middle school on May 7 between 6 and 9 p.m., which will feature youth, RCMP officers and firefighters. Admission is free and people can register by May 1 by calling Keith Holloway at 604-927-7952 or emailing hollowayk@ portcoquitlam.ca. For more information about Youth Week 2012 events, go to www.pocoyouth.com or call 604-9277938 or 604-927-7962.

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As a prairie person, I had never heard of the term “trash tree” until I moved to the coast. It was even more surprising to learn this term was typically applied to one of our most valuable trees, the red alder, which fixes nitrogen into the soil, stabilizes streambanks and sustains an astonishing variety of wildlife. Indeed, trees have a large number of attributes, many of which are now called “ecosystem services.” As trees grow, their roots help to keep soil in place, an especially valuable benefit on steep hillsides in a region of high rainfall. Trees provide shade and help to create cool spaces within the urban environment. Through the process of photosynthesis, trees produce copious amounts of oxygen, which every animal on Earth — including we humans — needs to survive. Trees help to purify our air, reduce urban noise, add beauty to our neighbourhoods and support many species of wildlife, including birds, small mammals and countless beneficial insects. A 2010 report from the David Suzuki Foundation (www.davidsuzuki.org) and Pacific Parklands Foundation estimated a value of $5,900 per hectare per year for the ecosystem services provided by mature secondary forests.

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In these times of global warming, trees also provide the vital service of storing carbon. In fact, they remain as one of the best and most effective methods to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in a most pleasing and serviceable form. Approximately 50% of a tree, by weight, is carbon. As much as we humans have tried to create advanced technologies to capture and sequester carbon, there is still no better option than the simple act of planting trees — and, of course, allowing them to grow in place for many years. I have thus been dismayed to see our local governments seemingly forget about the value of mature trees. In Coquitlam, despite considerable public interest in a treeprotection bylaw, city council approved the removal of more than 150 mature trees in Glen Park, a pocket forest of incomparable value in a rapidly growing area of the city. Something was wrong with the consultation process if the value of this forest was not properly documented or presented to the public. In Port Moody, council

EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES

On this Earth Day weekend, there are two events that will allow families to enjoy the outdoors including one of our loveliest urban forests. • On Saturday morning, the Friends of DeBoville Slough are hosting a guided nature walk to enjoy birds at DeBoville Slough along its partially tree-lined banks. This walk will depart from the intersection of Victoria and Cedar Drives at 9:30 a.m. • On Sunday at 1 p.m., the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society will hold one of its monthly tree tours on the Riverview Hospital grounds. With the magnolias now in bloom, this is one of best seasons to enjoy western Canada’s most magnificent tree collection, which features specimens from all tree-growing continents on the planet. Follow the colourful banners through the site on Holly Drive to the meeting place or visit www. rhcs.org for details. is proposing to build a new fire hall over a stream, which will also require the removal of some mature trees from a signature forest near city hall. Also in Port Moody, a proposed expansion of soccer fields could result in the loss of many mature trees in the Shoreline Park forest. The construction of the much-needed Evergreen Line will also eliminate many trees that have grown up along the railway corridor in Port Moody and Coquitlam in past years. Surely, we should be

doing a better job at finding ways to meet our needs without having to cut down so many mature trees in our neighbourhoods. The green canopy of our community is what attracted many people to live here in the first place. What sort of treeless legacy will we be leaving for future generations? Elaine Golds is a Port Moody environmentalist who is vice-president of Burke Mountain Naturalists, chair of the Colony Farm Park Association and past president of the PoMo Ecological Society.

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Got a waste story? Port Coquitlam residents can win a prize from the city by sharing their best story about how they ditched their trash by keeping it out of the dump. The city is giving away an iPad, iPod, Sony Playstation 3 and other goodies to residents who tell their tales about getting rid of household garbage using an environmentally safe method. The contest is part of the city’s WasteLoss Challenge, which encourages people to “watch their waste-line” and to think about where their rubbish is going. The first 50 applicants who submit their stories and tips before May 23 will receive a month’s supply of Bag to Earth paper bags. To enter, visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/wasteloss or pick up a form at city hall, Terry Fox Library, PoCo recreation facilities or the city’s operations centre on Broadway. Stories must be between 150 and 250 words and can have photos attached. Only one entry per address is allowed.

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BOOKS PLUS: What’s on in libraries

Slam on Tuesday and storytimes all month Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the TriCities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

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• Teen Poetry Slam: On April 24, Coquitlam Public Library hosts its annual Teen Poetry Slam for competitors in Grades 8 through 12. A panel of judges will score the performers to determine first, second and third place. Winners will earn prizes totalling $150 in value. The slam runs from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Program Room at the Poirier branch. Anyone may watch and listen but to compete in the slam, registration is required. Call Chris at 604-937-4140, Ext. 208, or email cmiller@library. coquitlam.bc.ca. As well, anyone who is not competing can read a poem during the openmic session from 6:45 to 7 p.m. Open mic poems can be original or written by someone else; no one may read an open mic poem and compete in the slam. • Earth Day: On Monday, April 23 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch, Coquitlam Public Library celebrates Earth Day (April 22) by presenting Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie. Director Sturla Gunnarsson interweaves a key lecture given by the legendary Canadian scientist and environmentalist with scenes from his life and lifetime — the major social, scientific, cultural

and political events of the past 70 years. In his lecture, Suzuki looks unflinchingly at the strains on the interconnected web of life and offers up a blueprint for sustainability and survival. This program is free but space is limited. Phone 604-937-4155 to register.

6:45 to 7:15 p.m. • Saturday storytime: Visit the library on the third Saturday of each month and enjoy stories fingerplays and songs that will entertain and delight kids of all ages. The next Saturday storytime is tomorrow (April 21) from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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Storytimes at Terry Fox Library this month and next include: • Babytime: Discover the pleasure of reading with your infant at Babytime for babies up to 12 months and their caregivers. This runs on Mondays, April 23 to May 14, from 10:15 to 10:40 a.m. Experience the warmth and enjoyment of cuddling with your baby while listening to nursery rhymes and stories. Babytime is free but reserve a space for you and your baby. • The More we Read Together preschool storytime: The more we read together, the happier we’ll be! Storytimes include books, fingerplays, songs and flannel board stories. Join us and our puppet friends for some cozy fun. Storytimes are on Fridays through May 4 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. • Pyjama storytime: bring the entire family to the library for a halfhour of stories, songs and rhymes. Children are welcome to come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy. These storytimes take place on the first Wednesday of the month. The next storytime is on May 2 from

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Students and teachers part of Team Skye at Coquitlam’s Montgomery middle school held a street festival last week to celebrate the summer and winter Olympics. The students built hospitality houses out of wood and paper, researched their chosen country’s economies, social conditions and Olympic history, and made presentations.

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A Coquitlam pianist is golden after clinching the top score in B.C. for a Royal Conservatory of Music exam. Gabriel Kennedy received the gold medal for his Preparatory B test at a ceremony at the Chan Centre last week. Kennedy’s piano teacher is Sherry Bateman.

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Fifteen Scouts from Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam will be honoured this week in Victoria. The teens will be presented with the Queen’s Venturer Scout accolades for “acquiring competence and skills that are of considerable use to them, their Venturer Scout company and their community,” according to a Scouts Canada press release. The recipients are: Annabelle Chen, Jamil Devsi, Stephanie Fribance, Chia-Hung Jeffrey Ho, Po-Ting Ho, Yu-Chuan Peter Hsu, Alan Lun-Li Kuang, Peng Wen Kuo, Yi-Te Yin, Kristi Roots, Hsiang-Ting Sung, Melvin Chan, Stuart James Knight, David Lee and Sarah Novicki.

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Students from Coquitlam’s Summit middle school recently presented the Eagle Ridge Hospital auxiliary with $200 to buy trauma bears for patients in the Port Moody emergency ward. Auxiliary spokesperson Vivian Fraser also said the teens made inspirational cards to attach to the stuffed animals. The donation is

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Last month’s spring break saw a team of students, parents and teachers from Port Coquitlam’s BC Christian Academy travel to Costa Rica to help build a drinking-water system for the locals. The 10-day mission involved constructing an aqueduct from a spring in the hills of the jungle to the nearby schools and two public buildings, about 1.5 km away.

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• 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.

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

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• Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to attend and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge but donations are accepted. Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken, 604936-2998. • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting, 7 p.m., in ERH’s ParkLane Room. Guests always welcome to attend.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

• Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo. Guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www. hydecreek.org.

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• Port Moody Ecological Society is looking for volunteers for its annual Fingerling Festival, which will be held May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Noons Creek Hatchery. People interested in volunteering are asked to read about the opportunities at www. noonscreek.org and email portmoodyecologicalsociety@hotmail.com to register their choices of roles and shifts (please include emergency contact details); volunteers can work in pairs and in small family groups. • Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that delivers business education to students; it is looking for volunteers from the Tri-City area to lead classroom programs while sharing their own career and life experiences. JA provides lesson materials, training and support to make the experience fun and meaningful. Info: www.jabc.org or email info@jabc.org. • The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support are provided. If you are interested

in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit www.options.bc.ca. and follow the link for the crisis line. Next training starts soon. • Canadian Cancer Society Greater Vancouver Region desperately seeks volunteer drivers in the Tri-Cities to drive cancer patients to primary cancer treatments. Drivers are required to have their own well-maintained, smokefree vehicle and a clean driving record. Volunteer drivers who use their own car are compensated for mileage. Volunteers need to be available weekdays during business hours. They will be screened and must undergo a short training session, and they are asked to commit to a minimum of one day per week for at least one year. Volunteers must familiarize themselves with the Canadian Cancer Society’s programs and services in order to share resources and information with clients. They should also be service-oriented, empathetic, patient and friendly. Info: www.cancervolunteer.ca or 604-215-5217. • Crossroads Hospice Society is looking for volunteers to help with its meat draw at the Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam on Monday evenings. Info: Shannon, 604-945-0606. • PoCoMo Meals on Wheels needs drivers on an ongoing basis. Meals are delivered over the noon hour and training is provided. Info: 604-9427506. • Scouts francophones is looking for volunteers to be youth leaders (who can fulfill practicum hours, too). Info: 604-936-3624. • Big Brothers Program matches men over the age of 19 with boys 7-12 who have limited-to-no contact with their fathers. Big Brothers spend 2-4 hours a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 236 or www.bigbrothersvancouver.com. • Big Brothers’ InSchool Mentoring Program matches men and women over the age of 19 with boys and girls from local elementary schools for one hour a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 436 or www.bigbrothersvancouver.com. • Seniors Services Society needs volunteer drivers (must provide own vehicle) for seniors transportation program. On call up to 4 hours a week to transport and assist senior clients to medical appointments. Volunteers are reimbursed for costs. More drivers are needed for Meals on Wheels (3 hours once a week). Volunteers also needed for reception Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-520-6621 or email volunteer@seniorsservicessociety.ca or visit www. seniorsservicessociety.ca. • Canadian Red Cross is recruiting volunteers for its PoCo Health Equipment Loan Service Depot; duties include client service, data entry and equipment maintenance; training is provided for all positions. Depot is located at #104– 1776 Broadway St. and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: Diane, 604-709-6625 or stop by the depot to speak with a volunteer.

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Cheryl Rasmussen at her Clarke Road thrift store, called Full Circle Furniture, which directly funds her non-profit society to help people who are trying to rebuild their lives after a stressful or traumatic situation. And so far, business has been steady, she said, with many people donating gently used â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or, in some cases, brand new â&#x20AC;&#x201D; items like couches, dining room sets, beds, lamps and quality knick knacks. A few retail stores that have damaged furniture and want to unload some pieces have also contributed to Full Circle. At her Clarke Road store, Rasmussen has

four volunteers who help with sales and fix up donations. Twice a week, they also pick-up furniture from Tri-City residents (for a $25 charge) and drop off furniture to people in need such as families that have been displaced by a house fire or women who have suffered abuse at the hand of a partner. However, the furniture thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given out by her society are by referral only. Rasmussen has a list of contacts in government, non-government and charitable organizations that call her when a client is down and out, and looking to move but has no furniture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will give to anyone they recommend and who needs it. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t judge,â&#x20AC;? she said. Her concept isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t new. In Burnaby, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Helping Families in Need Society, a volunteer-driven group that picks up and distributes household items to women from transition houses, single mothers on income assistance, new Canadians and other needy families. Rasmussen holds that society as a model for Full Circle, which is controlled by a board of directors made up of her husband, a friend and professionals working for the PNE and BC Hydro, to name a few. These days, Rasmussen is also busy trying to find a new location for her thrift store. The BC government plans to expropriate the building sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in for the upcoming Evergreen Line as the rapid transit is ex-

pected to run through the area by the summer of 2016. Rasmussen has been given a monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notice to leave; however, that may be extended given the construction timeline. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anxious about the upheaval but remains upbeat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a few places Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking at right now in the community. I think once weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve settled, there are big things to come for our store and society.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ To contribute to Full Circle Furniture (2704 Clarke Rd.), call 778-889-7960 or email a photo of the donated furniture to furniturefc@gmail.com. Pick-up is $25. For more information, visit fullcirclefurnituresociety.com. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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ell, it’s finally here: the beginning of our vegetable gardening season. But before you lift even one shovel full of soil, let me offer a few suggestions on how to achieve better success with your vegetable garden this year. We tend to be creatures of habit. Why not move your vegetable garden to a different part of the yard? Old lawn areas offer the greatest potential for new gardens and even if it’s too late to change for this year, consider it for next season. A little rearranging of the landscape is often a good idea. Insects and diseases come and go in rather predictable cycles and if you break up that cycle, you may just minimize some pesky problems. In the Lower Mainland, once your garden is cultivated and ready for planting, apply some Dolopril lime at the rate of one bag per 2000 square feet. Not only does it make the soil less acidic but it also adds valuable magnesium and the calcium that tomatoes need so much. Remember, however, that potatoes and lime do not get on well together, so keep lime away from the spud-growing area. Compost can be added any time over the spring planting period but it is most beneficial applied when rototilling or cultivating the garden soil. Many of the nutrients in organic compost and manures are quickly available and some are lost if left in the soil too long before the plants go in. Speaking of compost, a research paper from Rutgers University compared the mineral content of ‘organically grown’ versus ‘inorganically grown’ vegetables and the difference was astounding. According

to this report, there are 87.83 percent fewer minerals and trace elements in non-organically grown foods. This is important to note because part of the reason we grow fresh vegetables is to receive the many vitamins and minerals found in fresh vegetables. I admire the folks who try to grow one hundred percent organically but sometimes it’s not as easy. I personally believe that lots of organic manure and compost used in a garden and supplemented with some organically-based fertilizers is a practical solution. The idea is to enjoy as much flavour and receive as many minerals as possible from our home grown vegetables with the least amount of labour and cost. How you solve this area of concern is up to you, of course. When you get down to planting seeds, there are a few tips I’d like to share. First of all, ‘bargain seeds’ are not a bargain. Buy the best hybrid and old reliable varieties that work well in your garden but also keep experimenting with new varieties to see if you can improve the flavour, versatility and production time. I freeze all my vegetable seeds for 48 hours before sowing to help stratify them. This should speed up and improve germination. Most people plant their seeds far too deep. The deeper you go, the colder and damper it is down there. Keep your seeds up high where it’s warmer and drier. That’s why raised beds are always so effective. For difficultto-germinate varieties, like carrots, parsnips and beets, try throwing them in a plastic bag with a tablespoon of rooting powder. Shake the bag up thoroughly to coat the seed before planting and see if that doesn’t help. The last concern I have is the amount of space we use for our gardens. Maybe it’s just me but I often wonder why most European and Oriental gardeners have small gardens and most of us have huge ones. The fact is that we are needlessly wasting space, fertilizer, compost, water

and oodles of time in our gardens. Keep your pathways to a minimum and increase the size of your rows. Wide-row gardening is the norm around the world, except in North America. Wide-row gardening is space saving and allows a longer harvest period. The outside vegetables always mature first, while the ones on the inside, because they are more shaded, mature later.

Now that daytime temperatures are up around 10 C and we seem to be past night frosts, most cool loving vegetables can go in now. Be patient, however, when it comes to planting tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers etc. They need temperatures well above 10 C. Usually the end of May is the right time to plant these heat lovers. Have a nice weekend in your garden.

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to reduce eco footprint With the world celebrating Earth Day on April 22, now is a great time to be thinking about eco-friendly living. Hani Lammam, vice-president of development and acquisitions for Cressey Development Group, says the company always keeps it in mind. One of the best ways to ensure an eco-friendly design is to build projects that will stand the test of time, Lammam says. “We put up buildings that will be around for 100 years,” he says, adding that reducing your environmental footprint is one of the best things a homeowner can do. He says that a multi-family development is more

sustainable than a single-family home, as it allows resources to be shared. One of the biggest energy-suckers in a home is the heating and cooling system, so Cressey always devotes time to making it energy-efficient. “We avoid electrical baseboard heating,” Lammam says. “We use heat pumps instead, because they can be shared within the building.” They also try to foster urban agriculture with large outdoor spaces so homeowners can grow their own food. “The Cressey kitchen has become a standard in our industry,” Lammam says. “But it’s what’s used in the kitchen that is important.”

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Surrey’s Clayton Heights neighbourhood is welcoming Woodbridge Homes to the block with La Rue. Truly “the street you want to live on,” La Rue features a collection of 26 twobedroom and flex space, three- and four-bedroom townhomes in its first phase. “The neighbourhood is very familyoriented,” says sales manager Andrea Castro, adding that she herself lives in the area with her children.

This is a fantastic way to get into the market,” says sales manager Andrea Castro.

The homes are spacious and immediately inviting, with their French textured stucco details on the exterior and French Country-inspired landscaping. Architect Robert Cicozzi designed the homes with a Georgian influence in mind, and elegant wrought-iron fences surround the private yards that come standard with every home. Window boxes filled with colourful flowers just add to the beauty of the development. There is a private deck on every home, and the tandem garages or long driveways give you plenty of space to leave your vehicles behind while you take advantage of the

walkability of the neighbourhood. Inside, your home will be no less amazing. The kitchens are fantastic, with ceramic tile backsplashes, Victorian-profile cabinets with crown mouldings and oil-rubbed bronze hardware, and stone countertops. Chic stainless-steel appliances and an undermount sink are perfect for your every culinary need, while the pot lighting is an elegant touch. The lovely finishes extend into the ensuite bathrooms, which also feature stone countertops. An oversized shower with a semi-frameless glass door or a separate tub and shower combination are odes to luxury, while the decorative vanity lights and large mirrors will put everyone in the most flattering light. Most homes feature his-and-hers sinks, so you’ll no longer be fighting for counter space in the morning. Nine-foot ceilings on the main level demonstrate the easy sense of space that is inherent in each home, while the wood laminate flooring in the main living areas and trackless nylon carpet on the stairs and in the bedrooms and upper level hallways are touches that almost seem like the cherry on the top of the perfect home sundae. One of the best parts of the project is the neighbourhood, Castro says. Impossibly close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment, La Rue is also near both elementary and secondary schools, and will include a 1,600-square-foot playground and parks on almost every corner. “This is a fantastic way to get into the

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Woodbridge Homes’ La Rue is already garnering buzz in Clayton Heights. With its Georgian-inspired architecture, above, the townhomes are a great addition to the neighbourhood. The bathrooms feature oversized showers, top, while the laminate flooring in the living areas are complemented by the Victorian-profile cabinets and oil-rubbed bronze hardware in the kitchens, above middle.


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TRI-CITY SPORTS

CONTACT Larry Pruner, Sports Editor email: sports@tricitynews.com phone: 604-525-6397 • fax: 604-944-0703

Centaurs rough up Riverside

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Thomas Venos of the Coquitlam-Moody Rockies prepares for the catch while the Ridge Meadows Phillies’ Patrick McConnell takes second base in a recent Peewee A minor baseball game at Pitt Meadows Athletic Park.

Tamara Derby set up two goals before striking for her team’s final pair herself as the Centennial Centaurs thumped the shor tstaffed Riverside Rapids 6-0 in a Fraser Valley North AAA senior girls high school soccer league game Wednesday at Cunnings Field. Nicole Foreman also scored twice on back-toback boots in the 30th and 41st minutes to push Centennial to a 3-0 margin, then later set up Derby for the final goal for a header off a corner kick. Sier ra Leung and Amy Kirby also tallied for the Cents, who got shutout netminding from Veronica Aguiar. Olivia Aguiar and Brooklyn Doucette supplied assists. On Monday, the Cents meet Terry Fox at Gates Park while Charles Best visits Heritage Woods, with Riverside getting a bye.

SuperStrikers cricket kids bat at Mackin By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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mack in the teeth of the National Hockey League playoffs, an entirely different game completely new and unique to many young Tri-City athletes is eagerly being chewed up at Mackin Park. Cricket. When Kevin Bridgens spawned the SuperStrikers Youth Cricket Club five years ago, three children showed up to the initial session. When the new season begins April 30, he’s expecting more than 30 to be registered. And that’s plenty –– at least for now. Bridgens, the SuperStrikers head coach, and his assistant Patrick Davey have their hands gladly full teaching youngsters aged 6 through 15 the finer points of the game that is most popular in countries such as England, Australia, the West Indies, South Africa, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. “It’s really about enjoyment,” said Bridgens, who, now 50, played eight years professionally in South Africa before moving

competition, similar to what to Canada with his wife, Kitty, they go they through in rugby 13 years ago. “It’s promoting and soccer,” he said, adding that the sport, that’s predominantly another hurdle locally for his it. It’s just a matter of giving sport is securing adequate fakids the opportunity to play.” cilities, as a traditional cricket Added Kitty: “We are very revenue takes up more space than laxed, [there’s] no pressure. We two soccer fields. want the kids to have fun and Athleticism is key to masterto learn a new sport. Cricket is ing cricket, Bridgens said, espesuitable for all types. Some kids cially for the position of wicket who don’t shine in other sports keeper, which he held during do really well in cricket.” his playing days. Yet there’s Bridgens said Canada is conroom for everybody regardless sidered second tier in cricket ALEX BRIDGENS globally but the sport is expanding in the of size or shape, he added. “It doesn’t matter who you are and what country annually, largely due to immigrants playing from other parts of the world where you are, there’s a position for you,” Bridgens the game is incredibly popular. For instance, said. “Cricket has a lot to do with co-ordinathe government in the Caribbean’s Trinidad tion... running, catching and hitting.” In SuperStrikers, those aged 6 through 11 and Tobago declare a national holiday for learn on a Kanga ball, made of plastic, while certain key cricket matches. “The whole island shuts down for it,” those 12-15 employ the traditional hardball, which Bridgens describes as “cork covered Bridgens said. Canadian cricket doesn’t get near that type by leather that’s smaller and harder than a baseball.” of attention, Bridgens conceded. For more information, visit www.super“There’s a lot of talent in Canada but it comes down to [travel] distance and finding strikers.ca.

SIMPLE RULES OF CRICKET

• Cricket is played between teams of up to 11 players each. • The centre of the action is a pitch 22 yards long with wickets (three cricket stumps) placed at each end, though a shorter pitch can be used by children. The pitch is roughly in the centre of the playing area. • Two batsmen play in partnership to score runs against the bowling (pitching) of the fielding side. • The score is counted by runs, which are the number of times the batsmen run from end to end of the area between the two “popping creases” –– lines across the pitch four feet from each wicket. • Runs are usually the result of a hit by the batsmen, with a hit across the boundary scoring four runs, or six if it crosses without touching the ground. • The most common ways of dismissing a batsman are “bowled” (bowler hits wicket past batsman), a catch off the bat and the run out of a batsman while attempting a run. • A match consists of one or two innings by each side.

COQUITLAM METRO-FORD SOCCER PLAYERS of the WEEK JACOB HANAVELT JULIA BELMONTE e! n Coquitlam Metro-Ford HOTSPURS Coquitlam Metro-Ford STOMPERS S...forcyoourrCeMFSO am Te C JACOB HANAVELT moved to the Tri-Cities area from Texas in 2010 and began playing for the Metro-Ford Soccer Club at that time. Since then, he has been a conscientious, consistent, and productive member of the Under 16 Hotspurs team. Jacob works very hard at practice and has developed into a rock-solid defender and a key member of the Hotspurs. The coaching staff is extremely pleased to have Jacob on the squad and enjoy immensely working with him, along with all the other Spurs players! For his immense contribution to his team’s successful season, JACOB HANAVELT has been selected as Coquitlam Metro-Ford Male Player of the Week!

THE ALL NEW

This past weekend, the Under 14 Metro-Ford Stompers defeated the Burnaby Selects and thus advanced to the quarter-finals of the Coastal Cup. Not only did JULIA BELMONTE score a great goal against Burnaby, but she also turned in yet another stellar performance to lead her team to victory. Playing as a midfielder, with responsibilities to push forward into a right wing position whenever the opportunity arises, Julia has become one of the key ingredients that have made the Stompers one of the top Metro teams in the Under 14 Division. In the Cup game against Burnaby, Julia posed a constant threat down the right flank and provided numerous dangerous crosses into the penalty area. For her amazing performances during her inaugural season with the Metro-Ford Soccer Club, and especially this past weekend, JULIA BELMONTE has been named Coquitlam Metro-Ford female player of the week.

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With fly fishing, it is all about mechanics TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz

IN QUOTES

“It is in a person’s own interest to at least understand the fundamental process of equipment design.”

Fishing is a learning process

Jeff Weltz mixed with persistence nets the reward.

THE REPORT

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Fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes is good thanks to finally getting some consistent sunshine. Kokanee are moving, try for them with: red ibis, double trued, blood worm, San Juan worm, red spratley or

Fishing on Lower Mainland lakes is improving thanks in large part to the consistently sunny weather. steps, where each step brings its own reward. It starts with a wish that becomes a vision. The vision motivates action and the action

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skills needed to build or repair their own equipment; then one should have no great challenge in making that same equipment perform effectively. There is much more to becoming a well rounded angler than just catching fish. There is a process consisting of a series of

ing well for cutthroat. For cutthroat try: eggo, egg & eye alevin, rolled muddler, tied down minnow, Mickey Finn, stonefly nymph, Czech nNymph or American coachman. The Stave River is good for cutthroat. The Harrison River is good for cutthroat and rainbow. For rainbow try: big black, Kaufmann stone, sixpack, irresistible, Czech nymph, Zulu, olive wooly bugger, souboo or renegade. The Chehalis River is fair for steelhead and cutthroat. For steelhead try: polar shrimp, Squamish poacher, big black, flat black, popsicle, Kaufmann black stone, eggo, Thor, GP or steelhead spratley. The Vedder is good for steelhead and cuttthroat.

Some would argue against the merits of making ones own rod, leaders, and floats, along with flies, but I am not one of them. I suggest that it is in a person’s own interest to at least understand the fundamental processes of equipment design and manufacture. If one can grasp the

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As student of angling and angling instruction, I have read many books in my quest to improve at my craft. The better ones follow a format first published in a text by Dame Juliana Berners in 1486. “If you want to be crafty in angling, you must first learn to make your tackle, that is, your rod, your lines of different colors. After that you must know how you should angle, in what place of the water, how deep, and what time of day. For what manner of fish, in what weather; how many impediments there are in the fishing that is called angling. And especially with what baits for each different fish in each month of the year.”

red carey. For wet (sinking) fly trout fishing try: chironomid, bloodworm, red spratley, coachman, Zulu, American coachman, professor, wooly bugger, micro leach, dragonfly nymph, sixpack, halfback, doc spratley, pumpkin head or baggy shrimp. For dry (floating) fly trout fishing try: Tom thumb, irresistible, royal coachman, renegade, elk hair caddis, black gnat, griffith gnat or Lady McConnel. For bass try: zonker, Clouser’s deep minnow, Lefty’s deceiver, dolly whacker, big black, wooly bugger or crayfish. For panfish try: wooly bugger, micro leach, bucktail, dolly whacker, bloodworm or chironomid. The Fraser River back waters are fish-

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Summer Basketball Camp The camps offered by The Tri-City Basketball School aim to help develop young boys & girls basketball skills. At the same time they will compete in games and achieve awards. The camps will be held at Terry Fox Secondary.

SUMMER PROGRAM 2012

Coaches Profi Profiles: les: Rich Chambers

• 38 years Coaching Experience • Canadian Junior Women’s Team Head Coach • 1998 UBC Men’s Head Coach • 2003 Canadian National Student Games Women’s Coach • 6 time BC Provincial Team Head Coach • 2 Time Coach AAA Boys BC Champs • 9 Time AAA Boys Fraser Valley Champs • 2006/07 Assistant Coach UBC Women’s Team • Regarded as one of the best teachers of the game in Canada • Head Coach Canada Basketball Center for Performance • Coach Terry Fox Senior Boys 1992-1997, 1999-2011 • University of Victoria Women’s Head Coach 2011-2012

Don Van Os

• 31 years of Coaching Experience • Assistant Coach SFU Men’s Team 1996-1997 • 2 time Coach AAA Boys BC Champs • 6 time AAA Boys Fraser Valley Champs • One of the best teachers and motivators in the Province • 2 time North Cascades AAU Champs (PoCo North)

• Coach Terry Fox Boys, Gr. 9

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egistration Location #1 By mail to: Tri-City Basketball School C/O Don Van OS Terry Fox Secondary School 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam, V3B 3Y5

Registration Location #2 By mail to: Tri-City Basketball School C/O Sports Department Tri-City News, 1405 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, V3C 6L6 Sponsored by

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Advertising Sales Consultant The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong beneďŹ t package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, April 20, 2012 to: Dwayne Weidendorf The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to publisher@langleytimes.com No phone calls please.

SDA Church, 1415 Noons Creek

COMING EVENTS

PCRM RINGETTE - AGM & Early Bird Registration for the 2012- 2013 Season. Sunday May 06, 2012 @10:00AM at the Poco Rec Centre, upstairs in the Mabbett Room, 2150 Wilson Ave. Elections will be held, many positions to fill. All registrations at the AGM will be entered into a draw for FREE REGISTRATION, PLUS receive a $25 (per family) AGM discount! Visit us at pocoringette.com or email barb.mulligan@shaw.ca.

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Silly Moose Daycare

ELLOWAY, Allen was born April 7, 1934 on the farm near Saskatoon and died

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

SUNNY GATE MONTESSORI SCHOOL Preschool & Full Day Program

CHILDCARE WANTED

Rd at 3pm April 21, 2012.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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www.tricitynews.com EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

112 COMPUTER/INFO SYSTEMS Technical Sales Persons Req’d for Sky-net Computers Ltd. Sal: $13/hr. Duties; Greet customers & discuss type, quality & quantity of services for purchase, rental or lease. Advise customers on use services. Estimate or quote prices. Prepare sales contracts & accept payment. Maintain sales records for inventory control. English required. Punjabi an asset. Contact: Jason @ Email:skynetcomltd@yahoo.ca Fax:778-285-5502 Location:Coquitlam, BC

Tri-City News Friday, April 20, 2012, A49 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 114

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 115

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

EDUCATION

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HELP WANTED Carriers Needed

The following routes are now available do deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area:

DRIVER WITH CLASS 1 + AIR WANTED

6187 3-55 Hawthorn Dr

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

8751 3226-3269 Karley Cres 1361 Shaughnessy St 6078 631-800 Alderside Rd 646 Bentley Rd 642-740 Ioco Rd

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

OWNER OPERATORS & CLASS 1 Company Drivers Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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

FARM WORKERS

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

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

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8221 343-385 Blue Mountian St (odd) 901-975 Edgar Ave (odd) 900-970 Stewart Ave 907-964 Walls Ave 8420 901-951 Austin Ave 506-534 Blue Mountain St (even) 922-948 Dennison Ave 500-600 Joyce St 501-530 Mentmore St 508-522 Roxham St

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

6013 3300-3364 Henry St 3301-3378 Viewmount Dr 3353-3373 Viewmount Pl

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

Look who’s hiring!

DRIVERS REQUIRED HTL Transport LTD. Hiring long haul Class 1 flatdeck drivers to run AB. High Pay & new trucks. Must travel to the U.S. 2 yrs exp & clean drivers abstract.

Check out the Employment and Career Opportunity sections in bcclassified.com

Fax Resume to 778-395-3536 htltransport@live.ca

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HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

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

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WAREHOUSE Part-time Immediate Openings Duties include picking/packing orders and replenishing product on various shifts. Unionized environment with rates starting at $15.38 and moving up to $23.06 based on hours worked. We offer a competitive compensation package and opportunities for career development.

Contact: Human Resources McKesson Canada 71 Glacier Street Coquitlam, BC, V3K 5Z1 Fax: (604) 942-7184 NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

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

PropertyStarsJobs.Com

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

8779 2535-2574 Fuchsia Pl 1316-1342 Honeysuckle Lane 2532-2560 Jasmine Crt

Call 604-472-3040

9209 3608-3786 Cedar Dr (even) 772-888 Essex Ave (even) 3607-3795 Hamilton St 3608-3765 Inverness St 891-894 Lincoln Ave 771-859 Paisley Ave 3708-3739 Skye Pl 3608-3796 St Thomas St

APPLY NOW!!! Paid weekly up to $20/hr Hiring 12 F/T positions Must be outgoing, motivated And dedicated!!!!! Students welcome!!!

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

Call Erica 604.777.2195

PART-TIME

SHIPPER / TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

@ 604-472-3042 and quote the route number.

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:

TREE WORKS,

(604)787-5915 WHOLESALE Craft Manufacturer looking for people to make our handmade native crafts. Must be reliable and eager to work. Work from home. Free Training provided at our location in Mission. Great earning potential, ideal for stay at home Moms, semi-retired or anyone looking to supplement their income. Call 604-826-4651 to schedule your spot in one of our training sessions.

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Nando’s Chicken Restaurant in Coqutilam requires: Food Service Supervisors $13.00/hour for 40hrs/week Food Counter Attendants $10.50 for 40hrs/week. Supervisors must have at least 2 years experience. Please apply in person or mail at 3000 Lougheed Highway, Suite 204, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 1C5 or fax: 604-472-0802 or email: nandoscoquitlam@gmail.com

AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!

• 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

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WAREHOUSE

SHIPPER/RECEIVER Icom Canada Holdings Inc., a radio communications distributor, is seeking a fulltime Shipper/Receiver to join our team in Delta, near the Town and Country Hotel. Qualified candidates must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., have shipping and receiving experience, strong organization skills, ability to maintain accurate inventory and supplies records, with good computer experience. Warehouse management system experience is desired. If you are a team player, demonstrates good communication skills, and is flexible in nature, we want you to join our team. Please send resumes and salary expectation by email only to: info@icomcanada.com. No phone calls, please.

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

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

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

Kristy 604.488.9161 threescocatering@shaw.ca

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

Call FREE 1-877-220-3328

www.debtgone.ca Licensed, Government Approved, Canadian Company.

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic - Truck 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.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

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:

PERSONAL SERVICES 160

171

VOLUNTEER

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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

VOLUNTEERS

PERSONAL SERVICES

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LEGAL SERVICES

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

101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

604-468-8889 candymassage.blogspot.com/

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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

TAX RETURNS 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

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306

The Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader requires a Shipper / Traffic Coordinator for two full and one half shifts each week. This position organizes and facilitates the movement of newspapers and other delivery items from the printing hall to the bundle delivery drivers.

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

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

9059 1979-2025 Cameron Ave (odd) 1793-1955 Eastern Dr (odd) 2008-2041 Langan Ave 1750-1990 Pitt River Rd 1751-1863 Scarborough Cres (odd) 1982 Warick Ave 1903-1974 Warick Cres

ADULT CARRIER

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

8402 690-700 Blue Mountain St (even) 753-765 Cottonwood Ave (odd) 687-695 Easterbrook St (odd) 752-936 Runnymede Ave 752-764 Smith Ave (even)

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

$100-$400 CASH DAILY

HELP WANTED

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

8118 333-359 Decaire St (odd) 356-376 Duncan St 1566-1778 Hammond Ave 378-399 Laurtian Cres 1551-1768 Thomas Ave

HELP WANTED

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6055 1002-1015 Alpine Pl 1102-1119 Barberry Pl 3-17 Campion Crt 1302-1323 Campion Lane 1202-1224 Cypress Pl 1402-1414 Dogwood Pl 1502-1509 Fernwood Pl 1602-1622 Hemlock Pl 999-1124 Noons Creek Dr

6079 101 Parkside Dr

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

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc is seeking skilled Tower Crane RIGGERS for projects in the GVRD. Rigging ticket, experience on a commercial construction site working under a crane is required. Send resume via fax:

604-241-5301 or pclvancouverjobs@pcl.com

ROOFERS WANTED

.

5 years exp. Own tools, Safety equipment & drivers license Call Phil (604)418-9621

Applicants must have good organizational and interpersonal skills, a current fork lift operators ticket, and be fluent in English. Apply to circmanager@burnabynewsleader.com WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

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

Tax Returns • Personal • Self employed • Corporate Disc. for seniors

604-468-2287

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

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

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


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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

www.tricitynews.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

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

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909 POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed

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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

CLEANING SERVICES

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

- ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

Ph: 604-469-2331 281

GARDENING

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT lawn cuts, aerating, power-raking, pruning, hedge trimming, trees, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Brad 778-552-3900 Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

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

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING

HERFORT CONCRETE

★ SPRING CLEANUP ★

NO JOB TOO SMALL

S S S S

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

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

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Call: (604)460-8776

PRESSURE WASHING

Call Ian 604-724-6373

Smart Cleaning Pressure Washing & Window Cleaning. Spring Cleaning Special

604. 862. 9797

KIWI ROOFING. For all your residential re-roofing needs. Call Rob for free estimate. (604)537-7057 MD ROOFING. ALL TYPES OF ROOFING. Servicing since 1986. New & reroof. 604-725-1315

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

RAINFOREST DECK & RAIL D Deck Rebuilds & Additions D Vinyl Waterproofing D 10 Year No Leak Warranty D Aluminum & Glass Rails The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!

Call: 604-725-9574 www.rainforestdeckandrail.com

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

604-351-6245 374

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

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

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

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

SUNDECKS

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

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168 ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

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POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

AT NORTHWEST ROOFING

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.

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

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

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

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

Dean 604-834-3076

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

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

NICK’S

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

PAUL BUNYAN Tree Service

Landscaping

* ISA Certified Arborist *Hazard Tree Removal * Crown Reduction & Falling * Stump Grinding *Prune & Hedge Trim * Arborist Reports Insured WCB Free Estimates

SPRING YARD MAINT. OF Home (604)501-9290

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

Improvements,

Craig 604 - 240 - 7594

604-942-6907

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

Tree removal done RIGHT!

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

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Turf Blend Garden Blend Mushroom Manure River Sand 3ml Top Dressing Ag Sand • Gravel - Quarry Material Whole Sale Prices for Construction Material Open to the public 25450 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge

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

HUGH’S DRYWALL The clean professional way. Taping / Textured ceilings 463-5413

New construction & general contracting Renovations & additions Framing & forming Finishing carpentry.

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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www.dlrhomes.ca 604-728-5685

ELECTRICAL

MARK’S LAWN CARE Mowing lawns, hedge trimming, garbage removal and small handyman repairs. Free Est. 604-308-8073

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

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NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses “JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643

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

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Meadows Landscape Supply

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

604-465-1311

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

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

- Est. 1989 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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

Ph: 604-942-4383

www.proaccpainting.com

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PLUMBING

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

$39 SERVICE CALL plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & sm jobs.

Bath,

Kitchen,

Suites

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE ZIGGY’S RENO’S. European quality work. Free Est. All types of renos. Best prices! 604-931-4224

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

604-537-4140

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

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

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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

dollars!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

604.587.5865

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your

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360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416

www.RENORITE.com Save & more. 604-451-0225, 778-317-1256

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

RENO & REPAIR

.Jim’s Mowing Spring Services Same day services

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

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

All aspects of res. construction WCB, Licensed and bonded National new home warranty

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

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

YOUR LOCAL DEPOT

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

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

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Call Earth Easy Soil Works 604-616-3285

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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

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

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Scott 604-891-9967 AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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

Get your Lawn & Garden ready for Spring the Natural Way

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

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

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

604-465-3189

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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

Danny 604 - 307 - 7722

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.

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

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

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

Professional Installation

STAMPED CONCRETE

*BOARDING, *TAPING, *Painting, *Renovations. Big & Small Jobs. QUALITY WORK! Free Estimates. Roman 778-355-0352 or 726-4132.

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Specialists in:

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

NO Wood byproducts used

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

Best Cleaners Around GUARANTEED! Since 1985. Residential & Commercial Weekly, Bi-Monthly - Best Rates! MAIDS R’ US 604-808-0212

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

320

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

(604)465-1311

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING

LANDSCAPING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

778-840-2421

CONCRETE & PLACING

Prompt Delivery Available

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

VISION EXOTIK FLOORING INC.

~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

meadowslandscapesupply.com

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

GARDENING Seven Days a Week

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

477

PETS

Border Collie P/B puppies dob Feb. 18 M-$450: vet ✓ first shot. 604250-4360 or 604-856-7975.

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

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

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

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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

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

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups P/B 6 weeks old, 1st shots, dewormed & vet checked. $800. (604)850-3329 No Sunday calls please.


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PETS 477

PETS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

706

#1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 3bd & 3bd+den, 5appls, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1600

VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, vet✓ champion lines, $850. 604-8192115. vizsla@telus.net

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

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

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

1 bdrm $790/mo - No pets

Avail April 1 - Ref’s req’d BURNABY

506

APPLIANCES

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

509

AUCTIONS

ABLE AUCTIONS now accepting quality Estates, Antiques & Collectibles for GIANT June 3 Auction www.ableauctions.ca Tyler- 604818-9473

533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

548

FURNITURE

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

551

GARAGE SALES

MOVING SALE, Sat & Sun, Apr 21st & 22nd, 9am-3pm. #5 2951 Panorama Dr. Coquitlam.

Port Moody

Moving Sale Sat. April 21 9am - 3pm. 194 Aspenwood Dr. Something for everyone

‘’SWAP FOR LINA’’ Sat., May 5, 10-2 p.m. 1260 Riverwood Gate, Terry Fox Secondary, Port Coquitlam * 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 go directly to Lina’s Trust. (The only cost incurred will be the custodial shift). For table rentals and general inquiries contact:

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge

Call 604-421-1235

Great location for seniors!

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

Ref & bridge books, grad gloves, junk jewellery, art, vintage furniture and misc.

Sat Apr 21st, 10am-4pm. 3251 Pinehurst Place (across from Golf Course)

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

625

Clean, very quiet, large,

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm apt. $1225 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

Call 604-944-2963 COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755. COQUITLAM

www.dannyevans.ca

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings PORT COQUITLAM

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

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes

Call 604-941-9051

515-525 Foster Avenue

PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed. Starting at $1000/mo

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

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: Mihaela 604-600-4213

Coquitlam/Port Moody

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

Hyland Manor 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam

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

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

750

S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550 PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail May 1. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 778-355-1808, 604-469-9100,

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

POCO: $1400 3 Bdrm, upper flr in 4-plex. 7 appl. Cls to bus. Bright sunny apt. Avl nw. 604-926-5797 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm apts. $780 & $800/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

851 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

GUARANTEED

Auto Loans or

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

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Contact 604-944-6345 COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm, 1400 sf, lndry once wk, NS/NP. Cls to Coq. Center. $1200 incl. utils/cable. Call 604-464-3230 or 778-223-1363. COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm. bsmnt. suite, 5 min. from Lougheed Mall, close to school & bus. $900 mo. incl. utils. N/P N/S. May 1. (604)931-7202 COQUITLAM Capehorn. Clean 2 bdrm +office, 1000 s/f, new paint. Pet ok, n/s, n/drugs. $1200 incl utils & laundry. Avail now. 604-540-7899

MARINE 912 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2 turbo, burgundy, leather int, near new top, exc cond, $2500. (604)858-8332

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2500 Barnet Hwy. Port Moody, BC Tel: 604-461-1717

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

2005 LEXUS RX330, 65,000 miles, no accid., 2nd owner, all pwr, very clean, $19,000. Call 604-722-4264.

838

2232 McAllister Ave

(604)941-7721 Port Coquitlam, Praire/Oxford Ave. 1 BD. Apr 15 Sep lndry ns/np. $750 inc util/basic cbl. 604-552-0900

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

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

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

McALLISTER APARTMENTS

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

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1997 WILDWOOD 26’ 5th wheel, great cond., stored inside, new tires & fridge, incl. hitch, only $7,900. Phone 604-858-2949.

PORT MOODY 3 bdrm ste, inste W/D, S.S. appls, d/w. Nr schools & park. May 1. $1295. (604)939-4346.

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

751

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

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM. New renov. 1 bdrm upper ste. $800 + 1/4 utils. Cable/ internet included. N/S. N/P. Phone 604-944-0407 or 778-885-0433.

TOWNHOUSES

TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available *Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

*No Pets *Avail Immediately ~also apartments available~

Call 604-942-2012 www.coquitlampropertyrentals.com NOONS CREEK Housing Co-op Orientation Meeting, Sat. April 28th at 1pm in the common room located at #58-675 Noons Creek Dr. Port Moody. We are accepting applications for 2 - 3 bdrms. Subsidy wait list avail. Share purchase from $1400-$1800. $15 Non-refundable application fee required. Applications available at orientation Please call 604-469-9763 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

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

810

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

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

OFFICE/RETAIL

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

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U-HAUL Moving Center Port Moody Claims a Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at;

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

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

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

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3500 firm. 604-538-9257.

POCO - Bright spac. 2 bdrm ground lvl. Full bath. patio, fenced backyd. W/D, alrm. Nr all amens. n/s, n/p. Refs. $1000/mo. Nr Terry Fox School. 604-720-4910 after 3pm 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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convert. Grey/grey. Loaded, priced to sell. Please call Richard 778-222-0140.

1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr. auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $6200/obo. Call 778-881-1216.

HOMES FOR RENT

BOATS

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

CARS - DOMESTIC

POCO: BRIGHT 2 bdrm, g/l, priv patio. Shrd w/d, N/S, N/P. full bth. $950 inc util. Avl nw. 604-454-8943

752

TRUCKS & VANS

2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 70 km, new tires & brakes, dark blue, excellent cond. $19,900. Phone 604-858-2949

1956 Restored Pontiac - 4 dr Hardtop, GMC welding Rig. 1930 Model A Ford restored. 604-464-7554

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

www.greatcanadianautocredit.com

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

741

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

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

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.

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

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.

Call 604-724-6967

736

TRANSPORTATION

We Will Pay You $1000

SUITES, LOWER

PITT MEADOWS. 2 Bdrm house on farm. Avail now. $1075/mo. Call: 604-465-2310 or 604-537-4610. COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Two 2 bdrm condos, near all amens, Douglas Coll, schools, Aquatic Cntr & Coq Ctr. 6 appli’s, storage, fitness centre. NS/NP. 1 in Silver Springs $1350 and 1 near City Hall $1290. Avail May 1st. Call 604-941-3259.

810

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

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

PORT MOODY

HOMES WANTED

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

* Renovated Suites *

604-945-5864

For more info & viewing call

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

MAPLE RIDGE

Email: sandy@terramanagement.ca or phone

REAL ESTATE

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

For more info. google us.

Queen Anne Apts.

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.

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

Senior Move-In Allowance.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

GREAT LOCATION

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

627

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Available Now

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo

WESTWOOD PLATEAU:

HUGE

2 BEDROOM

Coquitlam Centre Co-op

swapforlina@gmail.com

COLLECTIBLES SALE

GARIBALDI Court

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.

www.aptrentals.net

TRANSPORTATION

1 BEDROOM & LARGE DEN GARDEN SUITE.

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

Call 604-464-7548

RENTALS

109

Thomas Greenough 1708 110 Brew St., Port Moody

142

Chelsea McKinley 12548 188 St., Pitt Meadows

150

Paul Hawkins 107 High St., Calgary, Alt.

269

Stephen Garland 3898 156B St., South Surrey

A sale will take place at the storage location on Friday, April 27, 2012. Viewing 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30 p.m. Room contents are personal / household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker unit.

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43,988

$

* Prices are plus taxes and negotiable documentation fee. Payments are based on 6.99%

9,999

$

Or

88

$

CREW CAB, 4x4, loaded. #PLT4677A

25,998 Or $153

$

Weekly 60 months

2005 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4x4, nice truck, great price. #PFT1913A

20,988

$

2009 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4x4, power group, nice truck. #PFT1915

19,988

$

Or

119

$

Or

177

$

23,998

$

26,998

$

Weekly 96 months

2010 FORD MUSTANG GT

Or

99

$

29,988 Or $152

Weekly 72 months

4x4, SLT, a must see truck! #12ES9786A

26,988 Or $110

Weekly 96 months

Weekly 72 months

2011 FORD EDGE LTD. AWD, navigation, loaded. #12F18744A

39,998 Or $179

$

Weekly 84 months

4x4, Lariat Ecoboost, great price. #PFT1908 Or

169

$

Nice truck, great price! #MLT437

34,998

14,995

9,988

2005 GMC ENVOY 4X4

7 pass, loaded, great truck. #12F18744A

12,998

$

2 BLOCKS EAST

604-464-0271

Weekly 84 months

$

Weekly 60 months

COQ. CENTRE

150

$

4x4, leather, nice truck, great price. #11FN7033A

Auto, AC, loaded, must see! #MLT445

18,988 Or $113

$

Or

2004 HYUNDAI SANTE FE GLS

Weekly 96 months

2008 HONDA ELEMENT

2010 FORD ESCAPE XLT $

24,988 Or $127

$

$

$

4x4, leather, moonroof, nice truck. #PT4704

Weekly 84 months

2005 DODGE DAKOTA S/CAB 2010 F150 CREWCAB LARIAT

42,998

15,998

115

$

Weekly 60 months

2005 FORD E350 CUBE VAN 2011 FORD F150 CREWCAB $

$

CREW CAB, 4x4, nice truck, great price. #PLT4736

2008 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE LTZ 4x4, navigation, moonroof. #PT4734 $

Or

2009 FORD F150 XLT

4x4, nice truck, great Price! #PLt4719

17,888 Or $107

$

Leather, 5 spd, only 2,800 kms #PLT4743

29,988

$

Weekly 96 months

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

Weekly 60 months

16 foot, DIESEL!. #PFT1881

2008 LEXUS IS250

Loaded, nice car, great price. #MLT282A

Hatchback, leather, moonroof #MLC136

THE ALL NEW Dlr# 5231 Metro Motors Ltd.

4 dr, auto, moonroof, great car! #PFC1751A

Weekly 96 months

2012 FORD FOCUS SEL

Weekly 72 months

2007 FORD F150 HARLEY

Weekly 84 months

2011 FORD ESCAPE LTD.

AWD, leather, moonroof, must see. #PT4746

$

AWD, navigation, moonroof. #MLT999

Weekly 60 months

AWD, loaded, nice car, great price. #PFC1754A

Weekly 60 months

2009 DODGE DAKOTA CREW CAB, 4x4, nice truck. #12F18534A

85

$

Or

Weekly 84 months

2004 HONDA CIVIC

Authentic, built by ROUSH. #PC5729

2008 FORD TAURUS SEL

Weekly 60 months

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

Weekly 72 months

16,988 Or $68

$

TRUCKS

2008 FORD F150 S/CAB

AWD, leather, panoramic roof.

$

Weekly 48 months

4x4, canopy, low kms, nice truck #11F15948A

2009 FORD FLEX SEL $

$

2010 FORD FUSION SEL

Weekly 48 months

Power group, moonroof, low kms. #11F17725A

13,999

$

Weekly 60 months

AC, power group, nice car, great price. #PLC2271A

Weekly 96 months

4x4, Lariat, leather, moonroof, low kms. #MLT447

$

90

$

Or

20,988 Or $96

$

2007 HONDA ACCORD SE 2010 MUSTANG ROUSH 427R

Only 66,000 kms. #12F04630A

$

Weekly 72 months

2011 FORD TAURUS SHO $

10,998 Or $82

Leather, moonroof, great on gas. #MLC141

Weekly 48 months

Auto, A/C, mags, nice car, must see. #MLC125

Auto, great car, great price. #11F13343A

$

Weekly 96 months

2007 MUSTANG Convt.

Convertible, nice car, great on gas. #11F1222B

$

AWD, navigation, moonroof. #PFC1756

$

Weekly 96 months

7,998 Or $61

$

Weekly 84 months

2006 HONDA CIVIC

2011 FORD FUSION SPORT 2011 FORD TAURUS LIMITED

2011 FORD FIESTA SEL

METRO FORD

LOUGHEED HWY

N

PITT RIVER

143

$

Weekly 96 months

Or

$

4DR, auto, AC, nice car, great price. #PC5744

Auto, AC, loaded, great buy. #PC5742

SHAUGHNESSY

35,988

$

2006 FORD TAURUS

2010 FORD TAURUS SEL

2012 FORD FOCUS

Titanium, leather, moonroof, loaded. #PFC1758

COQ. RIVER

Fully loaded, beautiful car. #PFC1745

W

2011 MUSTANG GT Convt.

2505 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY

The Tri-City News, April 20, 2012  

April 20, 2012 edition of the The Tri-City News

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