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Coquitlam, PoCo delaying signing new RCMP deal Councils say too many unknowns with contract By Janis Warren and Jeff Nagel THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Neither Coquitlam nor Port Coquitlam city councils will be signing off on the new RCMP contract by the provincial government’s d e a d l i n e t o m o r row (Thursday). M o n d ay e ve n i n g , Coquitlam council voted 6-3 to defer its decision on the 20-year deal until its June 18 meeting as it seeks clarity about some aspects of the agreement. The same night, PoCo council voted behind closed doors — “for legal reasons,” acting mayor Michael Wright said — after its regular council meeting to reaffirm its position to continue to
Tweet, tweet: Port Moody cops hold a tweet-along on Saturday night: see article on page A3 hold off on the national RCMP contract. Last month, Mayor Greg Moore sent a letter to Shirley Bond, B.C.’s minister of justice and attorney general, to ask for an extension until June 30. In a press release issued Tuesday morning, Wright explained: “It is critical that we not rush into an agreement we feel is not, at this moment, in the best interest of our community” given the financial ramifications for taxpayers. Coquitlam council,
which shares a detachment with PoCo, voiced similar concer ns on Monday night while shelving the topic for a third time. “I just don’t want to sign something that I don’t completely understand,” Coun. Neal Nicholson told The TriCity News on Tuesday. “We haven’t been given much time to talk about it... We pay most of the costs and we have been treated like we’re a rented car.” see RCMP’S, C S, page g A7 7
Day passes temporarily on hold at Colony Farm By Gary McKenna
Unescorted day trips have been stopped at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital after Gregory Schleen (left) and David Fomradas walked away from the local facility.
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Coquitlam resident Léon Lebrun, who is the president and southwest regional director for Trails BC, takes a hike on the Traboulay PoCo Trail, one of several Tri-City trails that will be the site of activities this weekend for International Trails Day. For more information, see article on page A13.
Unescor ted day passes have been temporarily suspended at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital at Colony Farm after two patients walked away from the facility last week. Dr. Johann Brink, director of clinical services at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, said that over the next few weeks, the facility will be conducting an internal review of its procedures concerning
unescorted trips for patients. “What we decided to do is cancel [the passes],” he said. “We have suspended all unescorted access to the community until this inter nal review has been conducted and
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No criminal record for Mountie after discharge By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A Coquitlam RCMP officer received a conditional discharge for assaulting a driver in June 2010. According to court documents, Const. Marko Duran was doing speed enforcement in Port Coquitlam when
he pulled over Mark Brownlow for speeding. Brownlow was said to be angry and refused the ticket, called Duran a “loser” and threw the ticket out his window. Duran told Brownlow he was under arrest for littering and, with Const. Trevor Doylend, delivered knee strikes to the man as they pulled
him out of his car. A n i nve s t i g a t i o n led to charges against both officers but those against Doylend were eventually stayed. Duran’s conditional discharge means he won’t have a criminal record. He’ll do six months of probation and must write a letter of apology to Brownlow
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A Coquitlam man accused of dangerous driving in the death of a toddler in Vancouver will plead guilty to a lesser charge next month. William Mah, 44, was charged with dangerous driving causing
death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm; the charges carry maximum sentences of 14 and 10 years, respectively. He appeared in BC Provincial Court in Vancouver on Monday and is due to plead guilty to the lesser charge of driving without due care and attention on June 8.
On Aug. 26, 2009, a mother and her twoyear-old daughter were crossing Expo Boulevard at Abbott Street when they were hit by a truck turning right. The little girl was in her stroller and died at the scene. Mah has been ticketed several times in the past for speeding and failing
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13 Tri-City politicians Virtual ride-along heading to Saskatoon with PoMo police By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Thirteen Tri-City politicians will be in Saskatoon on the taxpayers’ dime for the 75th annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference, taking place June 1 to 4. And many of them will be from Por t Moody, since all six PoMo councillors are attending the fourday conference. Mayor Mike Clay was the lone hold-out for the Saskatchewan jaunt, saying there isn’t much value in attending the national conference every year. “There are enough people going that whatever is said will be captured, and I don’t think everybody has to go to those things,” Clay said. That the remaining six council members are attending still represents a good value for taxpayers’ dollars, he added. “There are three new people on council and I fully support them in going,” Clay said. “I think it’s important early in your three-year term... to u n d e r s t a n d wh at ’s going on with those organizations,” he said, referring to the FCM and the Union of BC Municipalities. PoMo Coun. Gerry Nuttall, who has previously tried to have council adopt a policy limiting the number of council members attending such confer-
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“You do pick up ideas but the biggest thing is to make sure you bring something back, and I think most councillors in Port Moody will do that.” Port Moody Coun. Gerry Nuttall ences, said he’s attending the FCM meeting because it offers a national perspective on municipal issues, such as transportation and policing. “The research FCM does on policing is just excellent,” Nuttall said, noting last year’s conference in Halifax resulted in ideas for parks and off-leash dog areas that could work well in Port Moody. “You do pick up ideas,” he said, “but the biggest thing is to make sure you bring something back, and I think most councillors in Port Moody will do that.” Coquitlam is sending Mayor Richard Stewart and councillors Lou Sekora and Linda Reimer as well as city clerk Jay Gilbert. Sekora has been critical of such trips in the past. In 2010, he declined to attend the UBCM convention in Whistler to save money, saying the five council
members who were going were already too many. And in 2009, the year after he attended the FCM in Quebec City with seven other council members and two staff members, he criticized his colleagues for taking trips on the taxpayers’ tab. “That conference is a waste of our money. And who pays for it? You and me,” Sekora told The Tri-City News at the time. In an interview yesterday, Sekora said he only attends the FCM convention every six to eight years and there should be a policy limiting the number of attendees to three. Port Coquitlam’s attendees include Mayor Greg Moore, councillors Michael Wright and Darrell Penner, and acting city manager Barry Becker. The FCM conference will feature workshops on: infrastruc-
ture projects funded by the FCM’s Green Municipal Fund; public safety; health-conscious public policies, such as cosmetic pesticide and smoking bans; a panel discussion on the state of Canada’s cities; a CUPE discussion on assessing P3s; corporate sponsorship at the municipal level; and, a social media workshop focusing on how to use Twitter. Moore, who is also chair of Metro Vancouver, will be speaking at a workshop on zero-waste policies. Attendees can also take part in several study tours throughout Saskatoon that examine sustainable development, housing costs, police headquarters, the Green Energy Park and the redevelopment of the city centre. The registration fee is $850 per person; it’s not known yet how much travel costs will be. email@example.com
Dealing with rowdy parties and drunk people is a typical part of a Port Moody police officer’s Saturday night shift but, thanks to social media, the public can now follow along. Sgt. Brad Sheridan held a “tweet-along” last weekend, posting updates throughout the evening over Twitter to let people know the kinds of things PoMo police routinely deal with. The result can be seen at twitter.com/ portmoodypd and gives members of the public a glimpse into the everyday world of a police officer. “We try to do it as often as we can,” said Port Moody Const. Luke van Winkel. “We get calls from people, everything from high school kids to local college kids who really seem to enjoy it.” Many police departments interact with the community through social media and Twitter is a useful way of spreading information to the public, he added. C o q u i t l a m RC M P spokesperson Cpl. Jamie Chung, for example, is a regular Twitter user (twitter.com/rcmpjchung) and the Vancouver Police Department has a feed of its own (twitter. com/vancouverpd). But running a police de partment Twitter feed is for more than just entertainment, van Winkel said.
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Cougar spotted in PM Port Moody Police are warning residents after a cougar was spotted early Monday in Newport Village. An officer spotted the large cougar strolling through the complex at about 3 a.m. When he shone his flashlight on it, the big cat darted into the wooded area behind the Port Moody fire hall. Although cougars are rarely seen in the area, it’s not unheard of for them to travel into the city following deer and other food sources. Conservation officers have been notified but the cougar has not been located. Police are warning residents to be alert when using the trails and green spaces, and to ensure all pets are on leash and under control. When the public sees over social media what calls police are attending, they do not need to phone the department requesting information about a given incident in their neighbourhood. “It is a quick means of getting information out there,” he said. “The public gets that tidbit that is keeping them up to speed and they may not need to flood phone lines in the case of a major event.” Van Winkel said he expects Sheridan will conduct more tweetalongs in the future and encouraged Port Moody residents to follow along.
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How high? Some residents slam Windsor Gate plans Polygon, project opponents differ on notice given By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Residents of a new housing development in Coquitlam came out by the dozens this week to stop plans for more towers in their area. O n M o n d ay, c i t y council hosted a public meeting on the proposed amendment for Polygonâ€™s 2 0 0 7 Wi n d s o r G at e Development Agreement that, if approved, would see a 37-storeys tower in place of a four-storey building and two eightstorey complexes rise to 24 levels each. Many homeowners of Windsor Gate â€” located off Pipeline Road, on a former mobile home park called Windsor Glen â€” said the new tower heights would be â€œdramaticâ€? for the community. And opponents cited the extra density, traffic congestion, lack of parking and shadows the highrises would create as concerns. Of the 13 people who
spoke at the 2.5-hour meeting, 10 were against the plans, including Michael Picard, who handed in a 160-signature petition on behalf of some Windsor Gate residents to ask council to deny the bid. Picard said many homeowners were unaware of what Polygon was planning. â€œThis will change the character and feel of the neighbourhood,â€? he said. â€œI think we need to slow down and have proper consultation.â€? Hugh Ker, Polygonâ€™s vice president of development, was unavailable for comment Tuesday but, during M o n d ay â€™s m e e t i n g , he said the changes to Windsor Gate â€” which is already zoned for high density â€” will result in 125 more units, up to 6,000 sq. ft. of additional amenity space and a large park in the â€œheartâ€? of the development, linking with Glen Park across Pipeline Road. As well, if the project is approved, Polygon would contribute $1 million to the city for its planned Evergreen Line station at Lincoln
Avenue and Pinetree Way, and $500,000 for Phase 2 of the Glen Park redevelopment. Ker also said Polygon had held three open houses with Windsor Gate residents â€” all of which were advertised a week in advance with flyers on mail room notice boards or placed along mail slots. But opponents criticized the city for not indicating the proposed height of the three towers in its letter â€” sent out two weeks ago to neighbours â€” or in its newspaper ads about the public meeting. Many homeowners said they felt blindsided
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Kwikwetlem protests lack of notice from neighbour “We must be informed. There are people in there who are very, very dangerous.” Fred Hulbert, Kwikwetlem First Nation
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He added: “One third of B.C. municipalities [that have RCMP] haven’t signed the contract either so we’re not very lonely out there.” C o q u i t l a m RC M P Supt. Claude Wilcott said he’s not bothered by the delay. “We know the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam have asked for an extension. And we know it’s not a reflection of their satisfaction with our organization,” he said in a statement to The TriCity News yesterday. Previously, councils had been told they had until May 31 to sign on the dotted line or decide to establish their own city police forces. But now, Bond isn’t saying what will happen to cities that wait for more answers (a ministry spokesperson said Tuesday that “something is in the works” but it wouldn’t be announced until after The News’ print deadline). “We have already extended the signing deadline from the end of April to the end of this month and, at this time, no decision has been made about a further extension,” Bond said in a statement to Black Press last week. Besides Coquitlam and PoCo, Bur naby, Richmond and North Vancouver councils haven’t approved their RCMP contracts. “We’re not signing it until we get some response,” city of North Va n c o u v e r M a y o r Darrell Mussatto said, adding it would be “very foolish” for a munici-
pality to sign s o m e thing as va gue and unclear as the new policing
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Retail is the plan for site on Lougheed By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A proposal to turn the site of a former L o u g h e e d H i g h w ay car dealership into a major retail hub was met with approval from nearby residents during a public hearing Monday night in Port Coquitlam. If council votes in favour of fourth reading of the development at Lougheed Highway and Oxford Street, it will add 45,000 sq. ft. of commercial space on a site that has sat vacant for more than two years. Five residents spoke in favour of the rezoning application while a sixth person sent a letter also supporting the proposal. One resident spoke against the plan. Kyle Shury, the principal and founder of Plat:form Properties, which is overseeing the application, said he is in talks with a grocery store company that could potentially be the site’s anchor tenant. “By no means is that a finalized plan but we just want to be current in our information,” he said. “Attracting new tenants is a very difficult task.” While most of council supported the zoning amendment bylaw, several voiced concerns about the impact additional large-format retailers would have on existing business in the city’s downtown and northside neighbourhoods. Coun. Mike Forrest said one proposal taken by itself will not likely cause problems but multiple developments could have a cumulative effect. Coun. Dean Washington, who voted against the proposal, went one step further, adding that the city has not seen the impact of the new big-box retail developments in the Dominion Triangle. “I am not in favour of this development,” he said. “We haven’t begun to see the fallout of the developments we have in place or planned in the Dominion Triangle.” He said he had particular concern over the fact the rezoning application would allow the retailers to set aside 20% of their total floor area for health and per-
sonal services. Those smaller shops tend to make up an important part of PoCo’s two commercial precincts in the downtown area and on the city’s north side, he said.
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Neighbourhood, future of shelter among concerns
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Highly motivated and talented students in School District 43 may soon have another option for an enriched education. T he district is applying to the International Baccalaureate (IB) governing body to host an IB program at Terry Fox secondary school starting in September 2013. Board chair Melissa Hyndes said in a statement last week that high demand for the chall e n g i n g p ro g r a m prompted the expansion. “The board recognized this and built in some funds in the re c e n t ly a d o p t e d budget to explore IB expansion to the east side of the district,” she said. Currently, 650 students are in IB programs in Grades 9 to 12 at Port Moody secondary, about half the school’s population. The students have to apply to be accepted in the program. Adding a program at Fox would give students IB choices in another area of the school district. However, the exact make-up of the program has not been determined. IB offers students “challenging experiences in an environment of positive stimulation that comes from working within class groupings of similarly motivated and talented students,” according to the school district. The expansion of IB was among several new programs that will move forward next September. In April, the board of education approved $125,000 in its budget for a new Reggio E m i l i a p ro g r a m , Montessori support, IB expansion and a middle school gifted program.
By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A Port Coquitlam councillor said he is reticent to support a temporary homeless shelter at a local church without a firm commitment from the province to build a permanent facility in Coquitlam. Coun. Brad West told council he fears the province will “wiggle out” of its commitments on the 3030 Gordon Ave. project, putting pressure on PoCo to turn a temporary shelter into a permanent one. “There is a potential for the provincial government to pull the rug out from under us before the new homeless shelter is
built,” he said. “We don’t want a situation where a temporary homeless shelter becomes a permanent shelter because the province reneges on commitments to build the shelter at 3030 Gordon Ave. [in Coquitlam].” He asked city staff to seek confirmation from the province that it is committed to building the Coquitlam shelter. Since the cold/wet weather mat program ended in April, the Hope For Freedom Society, a homeless outreach group, has been trying to find a location to house a winter shelter until the permanent facility is built in 2014. The society has settled on Northside Church’s Grace campus on Kingsway Avenue and is currently seeking a temporary user permit to operate a shelter there between October and
March for the next two years. West was not the only member of council to voice concerns. Coun. Glenn Pollock said the proposal puts too much of a burden on one neighbourhood. The previous cold/wet weather mat program shifted the shelter between various churches and bused the homeless people to the locations each night. The new proposal would see a stationary shelter and would allow users of the facility to walk to the building. Residents in the neighbourhood fear this could lead to increased loitering, a problem Pollock echoed during Monday night’s meeting. “I am going to struggle to support this,” he said. “I don’t think it is fair to the neighbourhood to have it there for
two years.” A public input opportunity on the shelter will be held in council chambers on June 11 at 7 p.m. during the city’s regular scheduled meeting. In a letter to the city, society director Rob Thiessen said that anyone loitering at the facility will be asked to leave. Police will be called if people fail to comply. Thiessen said he would also provide two community contacts who would be available to respond to concerns from residents 24 hours a day. If the shelter is approved, it would run daily between 9:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. from October to March, and would house a maximum of 30 people. Two trained employees would be on site at all times, supported by six to 10 volunteers.
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ransLink’s board doesn’t need more directors drinking from the same bath water. It needs whistle-blowers and critics, transit users and truckers to put some reality into the way Lower Mainland road and transit infrastructure are funded. Adding directors from the Mayor’s Council to the TransLink board is no more than tokenism and the provincial government needs to do two things: • One, acknowledge that it is calling the shots and stop pretending that TransLink, with its limited funding options, is any more than a cringing lap dog — not to mention a convenient scapegoat (sort of like school boards). • Two, open up TransLink board meetings to the public. What taxpayers need to see is more open debate on the how’s and why’s of TransLink decision-making — such as how it can justify the now rejected 12.5% fare increase and why bureaucrats need hefty bonuses for doing their jobs. It may seem harsh to pick on TransLink but the funding stalemate between the mayors’ council and the board is a sign of trouble. Martin Crilly, the TransLink commissioner, has already said the authority lags behind other cities in productivity; and the province and the mayors hope an audit can find a hidden source of cash. Could some of these problems be fixed with an improved funding model and a new system of open governance? No doubt. Instead, the province gives us an easy fix with little hope of succeeding. Further, there’s legitimate concern that once representatives from the mayors’ council begin attending meetings — earning $60,000 a year for their efforts — they’ll stop representing the taxpayers and start swilling the grey water, making excuses instead of holding the authority accountable. For that much money, TransLink could find numerous people with intimate knowledge of Metro Vancouver’s transportation troubles who could enliven those TransLink board meetings and provide some balance. We have zero confidence that will happen just as we have zero confidence co-opting a couple of Metro Vancouver mayors will help the Lower Mainland’s longsuffering commuters.
Scenes from the farm trenches in the green war BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA ith ongoing pipeline and oil tanker skirmishes, and a hot summer for mining and logging still to come, the green war in B.C. shows no signs of slowing down. Things are already hot in the Fraser Valley, where the federal government’s change to the definition of fish habitat has opened a new front on the farms. Farmers briefly got into the public discussion by hauling a couple of cute calves into downtown Vancouver and staging a television-friendly demo in front of the federal fisheries office. They have been saying for decades that imposing salmon stream regulations on drainage ditches around their fields is impractical. Fraser Valley Conservative MPs Randy Kamp and Mark Strahl even had the nerve to meet with local mayors to hear their con-
cerns about B.C.’s most productive farmland without inviting self-appointed “activists.” Arrayed against them is an environmental lobby whose deep green wing was defined by Marvin Rosenau, a former provincial biologist who now teaches “fish, wildlife and recreation technology” at BCIT. “Mark Strahl is leading the charge of eco-fascists intent on making the last dime off the backs of the last remnants of an absolutely spectacular ecosystem,” Rosenau told the Chilliwack Progress. “A massive and productive floodplain of fish and aquatic values… has been drained, ditched, tiled and laser-levelled for agricultural profit.” The same could be said for the broad fields of Richmond and Pitt Polder farms north of the Fraser, a wetland diked and drained by Dutch settlers after World War II. Farms are “industrializing the landscape,” said Rosenau, who stopped short of calling for them all to be shut down. At the provincial level, we have a new Animal Health Act, which threatens heavy fines or even jail time for prematurely
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leaking reports of serious animal disease outbreaks. This was also portrayed as a jackbooted sellout of the public’s right to know, putting the business interests of land and ocean farms ahead of public safety. Here’s what’s really happening: As is generally the case with meat inspection and livestock issues, the federal government is imposing rules on provinces in the wake of avian flu and “mad cow” disease outbreaks. Canadian beef was banned in 30 countries after a single infected cow was identified in Alberta in 2003. B.C. Agriculture Minister Don McRae assures me this legislation will not result in reporters or environmental activists being thrown in jail for telling the public about sick animals. They and the farmers themselves can say all they want once infections are confirmed and quarantines established. McRae and Paul Kitching, B.C.’s chief veterinarian, pleaded for the public to understand that any farm reporting system must rely on voluntary compliance by farmers. When the B.C. government took the
advice of B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and began releasing fish farm inspection data in 2010, the operators stopped providing samples voluntarily. The fish farmers’ position was that you can have a co-operative system of farm inspections or one that’s imposed but not both. Imposing inspections on land farms across B.C.’s vast area is even less practical. Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein famously observed that the next rancher to find a possible mad cow should have “shot, shovelled and shut up” rather than file a report and devastate the industry. Denham, the NDP and others appear to operate under an assumption that there should be sufficient government resources to sample and inspect every farm across B.C. for reportable contagious illnesses. This is similar to the fashionable notion that we should have enough park rangers to guard every cedar tree. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. email@example.com
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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Let’s expand cycling The Editor, Re. “Are bike lanes a scourge on city streets or a useful investment?” (Face to Face, The TriCity News, May 25). Enough complaining about bike lanes and cyclists. There is such a hate on from automobile drivers for cyclists. Yes, there are some bad cyclists but there are many worse cars out there — and how often has a cyclist killed a driver? So stop with that argument. I have a car and drive on the weekends. I pay my taxes, I pay my share, so stop with that argument. The millions of dollars spent on bike lanes are a pittance compared to what is spent on roads and speed bumps trying to control drivers and
roundabouts trying to control drivers and all those lights trying to stop drivers from crashing into one another. We have so much infrastructure to protect drivers and when it comes to protecting vulnerable cyclists who aren’t surrounded by tons of steel, there is an uproar. Cyclists wouldn’t need bikes lanes if drivers were more courteous and gave cyclists some room and shared the road. I drove over the Golden Ears Bridge on the weekend — an $808-million bridge that I had to pay about $8 to cross twice — and there were no cars on it, no traffic. I have never seen any on
that bridge and yet, on a rainy winter day when few cyclists use the bike lanes, there is an uproar that they are not being used. The designs for the Golden Ears Bridge cost more than all the bike lanes combined. I commute from Coquitlam to downtown 30 km each way on my bike year round and in all weather. We should encourage more cycling, make it safer and there will be fewer cars on the road, making it better for everyone to get around. Most cyclists I meet follow the rules and we just want to get to work and back and be healthier. S. Wright, Coquitlam
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female firefighters currently. But does this floor plan imply that women need not apply for all jobs in the Port Moody fire department? D.B. Wilson, Port Moody
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The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society has signed a 10year lease agreement with the city allowing it to operate a museum out of the former 10,000 Villages retail space on McAllister Avenue. Council approved the agreement during Mondayâ€™s meeting in time for the society to qualify for a federal gov-
ernment Legacy Grant. If the grant application is successful, the money would go a long way toward covering some of the organizationâ€™s operating costs. A partnership agreement between the city and the society has been in the works for several months and council approved spending $49,000 for the project in its 2012 capital plan. The money will be used to make some
building modifications to reflect the new usage, according to city staff. Last February, the city confir med that 10,000 Villages, a fairtrade retailer, would not be renewing its lease. After the property was vacated, members of the heritage society approached the city about using the location for a museum. For several years the organization has been looking for an op-
portunity to house all of its photos and artifacts under one roof. Currently, its displays can be seen at the community police station on Mary Hill Road, the archives at Leigh Square and in the lobby of city hall. The society is hoping to have the new museum ready for a grand opening to coincide with the cityâ€™s 100th birthday on March 7, 2013. firstname.lastname@example.org
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mit to watering the tree for its first three summers. To apply, contact Shannon Wagner at city hall at 604-927-3669. Over the past several months, city staff and council have received many complaints from Maillardville residents about the number of trees being cut as the area redevelops. Other news:
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• Cost of registration for the June 3 challenge: for cyclists, $35 per person or $65 for families (two adults and two children); for equestrians, $20 per horse; and for walkers/ runners, $25 per person or $45 for families. Proceeds will go towards trail construction and maintenance. The event takes place rain or shine and there are challenge routes that are wheelchair- and stroller-accessible. To register, visit trailsbc.ca or call 604-942-6768 for more information.
he lush trails of the Tri-Cities that snake through forests and border rivers will be celebrated this Sunday for International Trails Day. Metro Vancouver and the Trans Canada Trail Society will mark the occasion with its first-ever challenge that will see walkers, runners, cyclists and even equestrians pass through up to five Metro Van parks and six greenways that link the region’s communities. Organizer Léon Lebrun, president and southwest regional director for Trails BC, said more than 150 people — most of them seniors — are already registered for the event, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Trans Canada Trail as well as the start of Bike Month; it will also highlight the Experience the Fraser project, a concept for a recreational and cultural corridor along the Fraser River, from Hope to the Salish Sea. The biggest challenge of the challenge kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 3 at the For t Langley national heritage site, where cyclists will ride up to 100 km — between approximately
six and nine hours — along interconnected pathways in Colony Far m, Minnekhada, Tynehead, Derby Reach and Brae Island regional parks. Some 40 volunteers will work the check points, offering water and snacks to riders as well as, for fun, a stamp for their trail passports. “It’s a fantastic ride but it should only be done by experienced riders,” Lebrun cautioned. For horseback riders, a self-guided journey — lasting up to 26 km — starts at 9 a.m. near the new Syd Vernon bridge on 136th Avenue ( at C e d a r Way ) i n Maple Ridge and winds its way over the Pitt River Bridge and into Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam. And for runners and cyclists wanting to take on a shorter course, there are several start-
ing points and distance options, although participants can join the opening ceremonies in Fort Langley and be shuttled to their location. From the Tri-Cities, organizers have mapped out a 47- to 61-km cycle route from Colony Farm and a 40- to 45-km cycle/run route from Minnekhada Lodge — both ending in Fort Langley. Lebrun said even if Tri-City residents don’t want to take part in the challenge, they can spend the day meandering a trail such as the Traboulay PoCo Trail, which is part of the Trans Canada Trail. “It’s absolutely beautiful what we have locally — right in our backyard,” the Coquitlam resident said. “Usually, the trails go through a city park or a regional park, so there’s so much to see or do along the way.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazing Race cancelled for 2012 A day-long fundraiser for the CoquitlamSunrise Rotary was cancelled this week. The club had planned to run the Amazing Race next month but club spokesperson Chris
Wilson said not enough teams had registered by the May 23 deadline. The race was expected to generate around $10,000 to support literacy programs for youth and young people in the
Tri-Cities. In an email, Wilson said, “Our committee will be meeting soon to discuss what we will do differently for next year to make sure it’s the great success we all know it can be.”
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Coquitlam resident Léon Lebrun, president and southwest regional director for Trails BC, on the Traboulay PoCo Trail.
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Toy sale this Sunday A children’s clothing and toy sale this weekend will help a local girl and other sick kids. The sale goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1843 Chalmers Ave. in Port Coquitlam. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the family of Clara, a fiveyear-old PoCo girl who was diagnosed with leukemia in February, and BC Children’s Hospital. Cash or cheque donations will also be accepted.
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The second annual show and shine is one of two automotive fundraisers scheduled this weekend at Centennial secondary school in Coquitlam.
Car buffs are invited to a special Weekend of Wheels starting Friday to help raise funds for Centennial secondary school projects: • On June 1, the second annual Show and Shine will take place at the Coquitlam high school in the student parking lot off Winslow Street from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a family-friendly event will raise funds for the Geoff McElgunn Automotive Scholarship Award to support students pursuing automotive careers. The public is invited to view the vehicles and enthusiasts with cars to showcase can do so for $15 and by emailing Jacquie Hutchins at jhutchins@ telus.net. McElgunn retired last year after teaching auto mechanics and mentoring students at Centennial for 35 years. • On Sunday, June 3,
Centennial’s after-grad committee will partner with Metro Ford to host a Ford Canada Drive One event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be an opportunity for drivers with a valid drivers’ licence to test-drive a new Ford vehicle. For every qualifying test drive (one per household, drivers must be 18 years or older), Ford Canada will donate $20 to Centennial’s dry after-grad. The test drives will take place in the school parking lot off Winslow Avenue.
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Meet three entrepreneurs “Where Do I Service My KIA?” A GOOD READ
et’s have a look at three excellent biographies of men who are among the most influential entrepreneurs and industrialists of the 20th and 21st centuries, men who not only established successful industries but had huge influence on the culture around them. Steven Watts’ The People’s Tycoon describes the life and career of Henry Ford. Ford, born on a farm, was a mechanical tinkerer whose obsession with the “horseless carriage” (he hated horses) led, after a rocky start to the Ford Motor Company. His first and outstanding success was the Model T Ford, a sturdy, reliable and, most of all, inexpensive automobile. Ford had recognized the basis of the consumer society: “When you get to making the cars in quantity, you can make them cheaper, and when you make them cheaper, you can get more people with enough money to buy them.” He also saw that the industrialist was not just concerned with satisfying needs but creating needs that people didn’t even know they had. Steve Jobs’ favourite Ford quote was, “If I’d asked them what they wanted, they would have told me a faster horse.” Ford’s other huge contribution was mass production. Beginning at the Highland Park plant and continuing at River Rouge, Ford put together the modern assembly line, achieving scales of production that were unheard of, and, not incidentally, allowing him to constantly lower the price of the Model T, leading to increased demand. Neal Gabler’s Walt Disney delivers a portrait of an immensely talented and creative individual who, like Ford, was a micromanaging obsessive. Disney’s early efforts in animation first culminated in the Mickey Mouse cartoons and, perhaps, peaked with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a 1938 animated colour movie that was based on extremely thorough
studies of motion and facial expression, and for which each individual cell was drawn by hand. Disney brought the same attention to detail (and sensitivity to the new) to the construction of Disneyland; the unprecedented amount of automation he used had many implications for industries outside of the entertainment world. Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobss was written
with the co-operation of the dying Jobs but is not an authorized biography. Like Ford and Disney, Jobs was an obsessive seeker of perfection who created products not because there was a demand for them but because he could sense that a demand could be created. Jobs’ career at Apple culminated in the iMac,
iPhone, iPad and iTunes, each of which involved not only a new technology but a new business model (Jobs personally conducted negotiations with many of the musicians who signed onto Itunes). Certainly he was the central force in the rapidly expanding model of mobile internet usage and communications. All three of these entrepreneurs shared certain unpleasant personal characteristics — all of them micro-managers, all of them capable of bullying and treachery — but all of them shaped the age they lived in and all of them had a part in a cultural transformation. A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Martin Boughner works at Port Moody Public Library.
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Matisse Maitland (far left) of the Tri-City Dance Centre performs in the intermediate stage dance at the provincials; above, Ben Freemantle of the Caulfield School of Dance competes in ballet while CDMF delegate Gemma Blokzyl (near left) is in the speech division at the provincial festival.
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Provincials showcase TC talent By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
everal talented Tri-City teens as well as those representing the Coquitlam District Music Festival (CDMF) are on Vancouver Island this week for the Performing Arts BC provincials. The annual competition for top students in music, dance and speech/ dramatic arts started Sunday in Nanaimo, and the winners’ names w i l l b e a n n o u n c e d t o m o r row (Thursday). Among the local contingent are three students from Coquitlam’s danceLAB: Lex Burnham, 15, of Coquitlam, who qualified after winning the intermediate stage dance category at the Surrey Festival of Dance; Kristina Akester, 16, of Coquitlam, who won the senior stage dance at the Chilliwack Lions’ Club Festival; and Samantha Sadler, 17, of Port Moody, who took the senior modern dance at the same event.
Matisse Maitland, 14, of Coquitlam and a student of the Tri-City Dance Centre in Coquitlam, is the provincial delegate for the Chilliwack Lions’ Club Festival in intermediate stage dance. And Port Moody’s Caulfield School of Dance has four students in the provincial event: Ben Freemantle, 16, of Port Moody, who clinched the highest markets in all five of his ballet and modern/contemporary dance categories at the Pacific West Performing Arts Festival in Burnaby (he will represent the Surrey Festival of Dance for ballet, 16 and over, at the provincials); Lauren Phillips, 13, of PoMo, the current provincial champion for voice/musical theatre, who qualified at Pac West for voice/musical theatre, 18 and under; Madison Simms, 13, of PoCo, who will represent CDMF in voice/classical, 14 and under; and Tiana Jung, 13, of PoMo, a voice/musical theatre competitor in the 14 and under division after winning at the
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ArtsConnect is without an executive director. Helen Daniels quit the top job March 31 after more than a decade with the local arts council, a nonprofit group that’s funded by Tri-City municipalities and the provincial government. Contacted last Thursday, Daniels was mum on her reasons for vacating the position but noted, “I have been thinking about this for a while.” ArtsConnect president Craig Townsend could not be reached for comment; however, in a press release issued last Wednesday, vicepresident Roger Louber t stated: “Now is a good opportunity to take a timely review and to set new pathways for our communities today.... A whole new generation has come before us with changing demographics and new ways of arts and cultural expressions.” ArtsConnect — which is run by a board of directors that includes former Port Coquitlam city councillor Sherry Carroll as secret a r y - t r e a s u r e r, Gabriela Caranfil, Kathy Bell, Joan Roberts, Kelven Tan and Johanne Dumas — hosts a number of special events like PechaKucha.
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Wind ensemble on the Ghost Train Evan Mitchell returns as PSWE guest conductor By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Two years ago, when Evan Mitchell was the assistant conductor for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, he conducted a Hallowe’en show with the Coquitlam-based Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble called Ghosts in the Attic. Since then, they’ve been looking for a chance to repeat the experience. T h i s S a t u r d a y, Mitchell — now assistant conductor for the K i t c h e n e r- Wa t e rl o o Symphony — will return to the Evergreen Cultural Centre stage in Coquitlam for another “ghoulish” performance, this one titled Ghost Train, based on the program’s central piece penned by the American composer Eric Whitacre. The contemporary number “sort of rep-
Studio shows Por t Moody’s Caulfield School of Dance will host its year-end show this weekend. The dance, song and theatre event, titled This Life, runs for four shows over Friday, Saturday and Sunday at t h e Te r r y Fo x Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam). Beside student performances, faculty members Cori Caulfield, Gina Oh, Hailley Caulfield Postle, Laurent Taylor and Crystal Wills will take to the stage. For tickets, call 604-4699366. Meanwhile, Coquitlam’s L i n d b j e r g Academy for Performing Arts will showcase Annie Jr., with scenes and songs f r o m C h a rl i e Brown, starting tomor row (Thursday) in Port Moody. The show r u n s T h u r s d ay to Sunday at the Inlet Theatre (100 N e w p o r t D r. ) . T i c ke t s a t $ 1 5 are available at Lindbjerg (7-75 Blue Mountain St.) or by calling 604-777-2211. Visit www.lindbjergacademy.com.
resents the interesting new direction of wind ensemble repertoire,” Mitchell told The TriCity News last week, adding the concert will include “cherished old chestnuts” mixed with modern, more rhythmically driven pieces “that show off the range and versatility of wind ensemble music that we often don’t get to see, and that’s unfortunate. “A lot of the time I think people are just unaware of the output and the quality of the compositions that are being written for this really versatile group of musicians,” he said. Among the old favourites that will be featured by the 45-member group for the show are Folksong Suite for Military Band by R. Va u g h a n Wi l l i a m s, A Fe s t i v e O v e r t u re by Alfred Reed and Percy Grainger’s epic Lincolnshire Posy. To counter these classics, in the second half of the concert, will be Ghost Train and Awayday by Adam Gorb, a piece PSWE last
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Evan Mitchell, the assistant conductor for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, will return to Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre stage for a performance with the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, which calls ECC home. played in Singapore. A Waterloo native, Mitchell was named assistant conductor of his hometown symphony last year after a threeyear residency at VSO. During his tenure here, Mitchell was a consultant to the Vancouver Olympic Committee
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A Coquitlam nonprofit arts organization this week announced its new board of directors for the coming year. For mer School District 43 trustee Barb Hobson was named as president of the Place des Arts society — taking over from Fer n Bouvier, who has held the top job since 1988
— while Diane Tucker was selected as vice president. The other board members for 2012-’13 are: Manuel Ber naschek (secretary); Brendan O’Leary (treasurer); and members-at-large Fern Bouvier, Michael Chittenden, Elton Simoes and Sharleen Sutherland.
Place des Arts marks its 40th anniversary this year and the society plans to honour Bouvier during its anniversary celebrations.
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A’s drop home opener Team struggles to score over the weekend against T-Men, Bellies By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
It may not be the start to the Western Lacrosse Association season Bob Salt had hoped for but the Coquitlam Adanacs coach said he is happy with what he has seen from his team so far. Defensively, he feels his squad has been solid, and that with a bit more experience his younger forwards will start finding the back of the opposition net. “Right now, we are struggling to score goals,” he told The Tri-City News on Sunday. “Our defence has played well and Rosey [Adanacs goaltender Nick Rose] has played well. We just need to score goals.” The team struggled early during Saturday’s home opener at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex, surrendering five goals to the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the first period. Goals from Coquitlam’s Brad Richardson and Dane Dobbie kept the Adanacs in the game, and the team managed to close the score to within one by the end of the middle frame. “I thought we battled really well against New West,” Salt said. “We had a real good shot at winning that game.” But the Adanacs were unable to tie things up in the final period, surrendering two goals to New Westminster before the final buzzer sounded, losing the game 9-7. Coquitlam fell behind early again Sunday night against the Nanaimo Timbermen, when Scott Ranger and Kyle Hofer scored in the first period, assisted by former Adanac Cory Conway. see CONWAY, page 23
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A strong second period allowed Coquitlam to re-take the lead, with goals from Daniel McQuade, Jason Jones and Daryl Veltman. But Conway sparked the Timbermen with an early goal in the third period to make it 4-3, the first of five unanswered markers for the Nanaimo club. “It felt great getting the win against the old team; it was good,” he said. “It was a hardfought win coming back from behind. Everybody was contributing.” When the final buzzer sounded Coquitlam lost the game 7-4. With a relatively new group, Salt said much has been learned in these early season games and the team will be ready when they take on Langley at home this weekend. “With Langley, you never know what you are going to get,” he said. “I think we will compete really well against them.” The game will take place at the Poirier Recreation Complex on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.adanaclacrosse.com.
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AUJLASâ€™ 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 Julyâ€™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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$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!
With reliable car required to deliver The TriCity News door-to-door to households in the Tri-City area Wednesday & Friday.
Call 604-472-3040 An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.
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Advertising Sales Representative The award-winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canadaâ€™s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. The successful candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to grow an existing account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fastpaced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The candidate will have two years of sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, June 1, 2012 by 5:00 pm. To: Publisher, The Outlook firstname.lastname@example.org fax: 604 903-1001 #104 â€“ 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4 Only selected applications will be contacted.
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An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051
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PERSONAL SERVICES 171
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Health & Safety/ RTW Coordinator Black Press is looking for a Health & Safety/Return to Work Coordinator, to be located in our central compensation ofﬁce in Abbotsford. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 170 community, Daily and urban weekly newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will be part of a team responsible for providing support and resources to the 2,000+ employees of the Canadian Division of Black Press. SPECIFICALLY YOU WILL: • Further develop, coordinate and enhance the Black Press Health and Safety Programs through identifying safety training needs, assisting in the development of safety policy and work procedures and working with the safety committees to ensure compliance with safe work regulations. • Identify, analyze and communicate solutions to correct any gaps in adherence to OH&S and RTW programs. • Work directly with insurance companies, medical professionals and managers to assist employees’ in achieving maximum function and develop healthy return-to-work initiatives. • Act as the primary contact with Workers’ Compensation Boards. Liaise with WCB’s medical professionals and related agencies regarding claims management activities. • Direct and review the analysis of accident and injury data, identifying the needs for new or modiﬁed Occupational Health and Safety programs. REQUIREMENTS: • Post-Secondary education in Occupational Health and Safety/RTW programs, review and compliance. • Recent practical experience in Occupational Health and Safety/RTW Program review and compliance. • Worksafe C.O.R. experience and/or OH&S Program Audit certiﬁcation a deﬁnite asset. • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization. • Able to work efﬁciently as a part of a team as well as independently. • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required. • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key external stakeholders. • Excellent time and project management skills. • Attention to detail in all areas of work. • Strong problem identiﬁcation and problem resolution skills. • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures. • individual with proven initiative. • Travel to Black Press locations across B.C. and Alberta. Qualiﬁed applicants should send a resume and covering letter by June 4, 2012 to: Robin Clarke Director, Human Resources Black Press Group Ltd. 34375 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5
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Hiring for all FULL & PART TIME Shifts for Prairie Ave & Home Depot locations in POCO.
Ability to work till late or work early (6am start) a great asset. Benefits available, and competitive wage Email resume and hours available to: Subway_careers@shaw.ca
8402 690-700 Blue Mountain St (even) 753-765 Cottonwood Ave (odd) 687-695 Easterbrook St (odd) 752-936 Runnymede Ave 752-764 Smith Ave (even) 6079 101 Parkside Dr 8118 333-359 Decaire St (odd) 356-376 Duncan St 1566-1778 Hammond Ave 378-399 Laurtian Cres 1551-1768 Thomas Ave 9262 1104-1189 Alderwood Ave 3910-3969 Ambleside Close 1103-1188 Lynwood Ave 4013-4098 Wedgwood St 8779 2535-2574 Fuchsia Pl 1316-1342 Honeysuckle Lane 2532-2560 Jasmine Crt
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VOLUNTEER AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!
Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours.
FASHION SALES PEOPLE Part-Time Position, 1-2 weekdays, approx. 5 hours per day. Ideal for semi retired sales people. No evenings or weekends. If you enjoy fashion sales and working with seniors, this position is for you. Requirements: clothing sales exp. & own transportation. Position is for immediate start.
Please fax resumes to: 604-528-8084 or email Cocosclothestoyou@shaw.ca Only those with these qualiﬁcations will be considered.
• FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian openfastpitch.com or contact our ofﬁce at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen fastpitch.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. facebook.com/Canadian OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!
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Surrey’s Leading Glass & Shower Door Company Rahul Glass Ltd. is looking for experienced Full-Time Installers & Helpers. Exciting packages will be offered to those with previous exp. WILLING TO TRAIN. Punjabi speaking is an asset.
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INSTALLERS & HELPERS for SHOWER DOOR & CLOSET ORGANIZER INSTALLATION
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Join our Marketing/ Advertising team now Busiest time of the year! Hiring 12 f/t CSR reps Must be outgoing and motivated!
WANT TO SEE Scenic BC! Needed Immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: email@example.com. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: (250) 567-2550
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8314 373-375 Clayton St 559-622 Edgar Ave 347-390 Guilby St 559-619 Lougheed Hwy (odd) 560-621 Shaw Ave
9854 3100-3110 Azure Crt 3072-3115 Fisher Crt 1379-1483 Purcell Dr 3080-3106 Robson Dr (even) 3100-3112 Whitehorn Crt
Radiance Day Spa Tel:604-936-6828 K-435 North Road Coquitlam
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PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc is seeking skilled Formwork Carpenters and apprentices for projects in the GVRD. Good knowledge of commercial construction forming systems/ processes and training in Fall Pro, Scissor Lift an asset. Send resume via fax:
near Safeway - Sunwood Square
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E-mail: email@example.com We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
wanted by Fuchs Lubricants Co. in Langley to do shipping / receiving, packaging and yard maintenance. Must be physically fit and capable of some heavy lifting and forklift work.
$17/hr. to start immediately + Beneﬁts & Proﬁt Bonus. Email resume to custservpaciﬁc@fuchs.com or fax to 604-888-1145
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Years+ Experience
3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq.
A26 Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Tri-City News HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 206
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 269
778-840-2421 A-TECH SERVICES Now Accepting New Clients $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Ask us about our laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287
POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.
15% SENIORS DISCOUNT lawn cuts, aerating, power-raking, pruning, hedge trimming, trees, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Brad 778-552-3900
Home Renovations and New Construction
Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
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604-465-3189 “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS
MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions
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(Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver) NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses
RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL! Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing
Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”
ABS DRYWALL, res. & comm. Quailty workman ship. Boarding, taping, finishing, textured ceiling, renos. Free est. 604-376-1927
Your Glass Guy Residential Window Repair, replacements, and glass shower enclosures at an affordable rate.
FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945
JMYK CONTRACTING Specializing in steel stud framing, drywall, taping, texture, t-bar, firerating, painting + general renovations. WCB, Insured. Jay 604-7226197 Mike 778-996-2296.
ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062
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✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978 RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. bcclassified.com
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Sofﬁt
HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done
“JUST A GREAT JOB!”
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
Robert J. O’Brien
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL 317
UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN
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.
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
*Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 17 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED
Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388
Kitchen & Bathrooms Specialists, complete renos, tub to counter, from floor to wall, proud BBB Member. Refs. 30 yrs. exp. John @ 604779-4029. www.bcbwreno.ca Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064
ANDY’S LANDSCAPE Majored, 20yr exp. www.andyslandscape.ca 778-895-6202
Ed’s ROTOTILLING & LANDSCAPING *Rototilling *Levelling *Gardens *Loader Work *Brush Cutter
~ Free Estimates ~ 604-941-2263 / 604-725-7246
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MOVING & STORAGE
329 PAINTING & DECORATING # 1 PAY-LESS Painting Ext./Int. SPRING Special
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
J.R.C. Plumbing & Heating. Quality Plumbing, Heating, gas. HW tanks, renos and repairs, over 10 yrs exp. Lic’d and ins. Call Joel (778)-2296284
MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
Aqua Works Power Washing Residential/Commercial. Hot / cold Honest, Reliable, Professional Service. Lic. & Ins. 1-604-989-2412
Woodland Decks WDesign & Renovations WCedar Decks WFences WWooden Retaining walls Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
A1 PAINTING Co. Exterior painting & Pressure Washing. Exc prices. Call Inderjit (604)721-0372
.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning & Repairs. (Res. & Strata). Window Cleaning. Prompt Service. Call Grants Home Maint. 604-936-2808.
2 HUNGRY PAINTERS JUST SIMPLY BETTER Int./Ext. + Power Washing. 75 years exp. combined 604-467-2532
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.
Auction Estate Antique Collectable . June 3 @ 1pm at Dodd’s Auction 3311-28 Ave, Vernon. 1-866-545-3259. View photos at doddsauction.com
D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing
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Serving Tri City 32 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com
LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
FILA GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Local & Long Distance
COCKER SPANIEL Puppies Family raised – pure bred, no papers, $500. (604) 888-0832
TOY POODLE puppies. 1 apricot, 1 white, both male. Adorable. $700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)
AFFORDABLE MOVING From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
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
PITTBULL PUPPIES. 8 weeks old. 4M & 2 F. Bluenose. Vet checked. $350. each. 604-825-6793
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
#1 IN RATES AND SERVICE. Licensed, insured. Clogged Drains. No job too small. 604-805-2488.
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650: 604-807-5204.
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
Meadows Landscape Supply
BLACK ENGLISH LAB, 3 yrs old, F., spade, all shots. To good home w/lge yard / acreage. 604-308-9348
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting
BORDER COLLIE PUP, male, 13 wks. Registered. Strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked. 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abbts
But Dead Bodies!!
BLUE PITBULL Pups genetics/ razoredge UKC reg, 9/weeks. $500-$1000. 778-237-2824
16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed! 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
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating
Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060
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Running this ad for 8yrs
GREENPRO Landscaping. Lawn cuts, pruning, full yard maintenance & installation. Fast & dependable. Incl odd jobs. Call 604-537-5536.
778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES
#1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339
SPRING YARD MAINT.
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
Renovations & Repairs Tile Work & Rubbish Removal.
All Work Guaranteed. Call John 778-867-8785
.Jim’s Mowing Spring Services Same day services
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work
PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY
HOOT & OWL
GARDEN ROTOTILLING. Is your lawn being destroyed? We are certified to kill Chaffer Beetles. Lawn aeration, Reseeding or Installations. stump grinding, hedge Trimming, tree services. Cell: 778 885-6488
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows
LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620
F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.
S Yard Maintenance S Hedge Trimming ~ Tree Pruning S Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding
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
When QUALITY Matters
COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★
NO JOB TOO SMALL
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
NO Wood byproducts used
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125
Tree removal done RIGHT!
ARTISTICO CONCRETE All cement work, forming & prep. WCB insured. 30 yrs exp, refs. Free est, Joe 604-908-6143, 931-1684
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
Grass cutting & Ground Maint. Lawn Mowing & Install New Turf Spring / Leaf Clean-up Aeration & Power Raking General Gardening, Barkmulch, Soil & Ground Levelling.
1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. Block retaining wall. Reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212, 604-306-1714
~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~
Clean to Perfection Reliable / Honest ICBC & Veteran’s Claims Lic’d / Ins. ~ Windows Free Gift Certificates
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work. New roof, reroof, repairs. Free est. (778)878-2617. KIWI ROOFING. For all your residential re-roofing needs. Call Rob for free estimate. (604)537-7057
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
Mainland Rooﬁng Ltd.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
ALDERGROVE 7 bdrm, 4 bath, 9 yrs old, 2 a/g stes on 1st floor, 4 bdrms up, open concept kitchen with island, crown moldings, south backyrd. RV access. $579,900. Offers. (604)856-4721
COQUITLAM Moving Sale. Furnitures, tools, exercise equipment. Interested Parties only. Cash only. Call 604-942-4264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org COQUITLAM
Multi Family Sale Sat. June 2, 8am-2pm CARMEN COURT Something for everyone! Cheap! Cheap! RAIN OR SHINE
25 yrs in rooﬁng industry .
Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626 email@example.com
Estate / Garage Sale Saturday, June 2, 10am - 2pm 1895 Pitt River Road. Household items,, CD’s, books, furniture, etc...
Tri-City News Wednesday, May 30, 2012, A27 RENTALS
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 551
Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes 515-525 Foster Avenue
ANNUAL GARAGE SALE June 1 & 2nd. 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Save upto 80% on assorted Mouldings, Flooring & In-Stock Columns.
2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed. Starting at $1000/mo
3 Bedroom townhouse available now (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.
Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213
MISC. FOR SALE
AURIGA 4 Wheel Scooter - Solid foam tires, custom flag and cane holder, all weather heavy duty cover. Like new! $2000. Call 604-5223010 between 11am and 7pm
REAL ESTATE 626
HOUSES FOR SALE
SULLIVAN STATION & next to Owl Park this open plan 3500 sq ft custom house is on a cul-de-sac and features 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, dark wood floors through out, custom yard with deck & patio. See MLS F1211723 or email Thuy Ngo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
2232 McAllister Ave
(604)941-7721 PORT MOODY
PERFECT LOCATION In the City of the Arts! 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.
PORT MOODY. Tides @ 300 Klahanie 2 bdrm apt, greenbelt, patio, u/g pkng, canoe club amens. N/S, N/P. $1350/mo. 604-469-1985.
2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody
PORT MOODY very clean 2bdrm 2bath 2prk, ss appli’s, f/p, patio, n/s, June1. $1325/mo. 778-834-4774.
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.
W.W.PLATEAU Montreux bldg 2bdrm, 2bath, 2 prkg, clse to amens. $1295. NP/NS June 1. 604-941-3259, 604-809-3259
For more info & viewing call
Hyland Manor 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam Beautiful, large, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $750. Close to Lougheed Mall, transit, parks shopping. Nestled in a park like setting, a must see. Parking, laundry room. For more info & viewing call
Dragan 778-788-1845 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
COQUITLAM/ POCO/PT. MOODY
ABBOTSFORD: For Lease: 12,000 sf industrial bldg with 3 large overhead drs & office. 1 acre paved and fenced yard with ample parking. Located close to Mt Lehman interchange. Call Ken 604-855-6430
DON’T PAY BIG $$$’S to live in a new closet. 2 bdrm., 2 baths, 1 insuite, 2 prkg., older bldg. apt., totally reno. Close to amens. $246,500. (604)540-0002
BURNABY WHATTLEKAINUM HOUSING CO-OP ORIENTATION
727 North Rd 1 & 2 bdrms on quiet street. 15 Mins to SFU 5 Mins to shops & transp
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 $1325 and 1 near City Hall $1275. Avail June 1st. Call 604-941-3259. MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.
PORT COQUITLAM, Hyde Creek. Modern lge 1/Bdrm grd lvl, full bath. Bright & spacious. Sep ent. Shared W/D. N/S, N/P. $700/mo incl utils, cbl & int. July 1st. 604-945-0018.
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
1 Plot @ Valley View; Surrey; $5000; beautiful area; very scenic; Maggie 250-768-9790
APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)
Professional Property Management Services
NEW WEST 621 Colburne St. 1 Bdrm avail June or July 1. $735 + utils. Updated new suite. No pets Call: 604-454-4540.
MAPLE RIDGE- BALSAM CREEK UPPER 2 Floors, 3 BDRM, 3 Bath, office and den, newer home, 2450 sq. ft, view, N/S, pets ok, util. extra. avail. June 1st. Call John 604-9707731
READ THIS! CLASSIFIEDS
Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available
*No Pets *Avail Immediately ~also apartments available~
Call 604-942-2012 GUILDTOWN HOUSING CO-OP, 10125 156 St. is accepting applications for 3 & 4 bdrm units. No subsidy. Participation req. Call 604-581-4687 or pick up application 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
Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
P.Meadows Brand New. Solaris Towers. *1Bdr +den $1150. *3Bdr +den $1675. 5 appls, nr WCE, shops, parks & schls. Avail now. Ref’s req’d. N/S, N/P.
Call 604-464-7548 BURNABY
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $850 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1100 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.
Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net
Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers” 1 Bdrm & den apt. $950 2 bdrm. apt. $1225 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL
RENOVATED 2 BDRM Available
Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837
CARS - DOMESTIC
1985 CADILLAC SEVILLE, 4 L, loaded, all options, mint in/out. all orig, and car cover. 70,000 orig miles. $5000 obo. (604)505-7713. 1992 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, Immaculate condition. Loaded, sunroof. Bose gold stereo. 58,000 org. mls. $4000. 604-532-8040.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
1998 CADILLAC D Ellegance, 107 km, 4 dr sedan, fully loaded, Aircrd to 2013. Very clean. Exc. runner. $3700 firm. Call 604-534-0923 2000 SATURN 4 door, auto, 248K, new brakes, tires, waterpump, perfect car, $2500. (778)866-8218
2011 Freelander 30QB C-Class
2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2450 firm. 604-538-4883
In the market for a beautiful Family C, then this is a MUST SEE. Loaded. Sleeps 7 easy!! Comfort, style and popular. Call for Extreme value deal! Stk #31388 #1 selling C in North America!
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5300 obo 604-780-8404
2 bdrm, renovated suites - $850$925/mo. Some with D/W & W/D. Centrally located. Adult oriented. Refs req. Sorry no pets.
Call 604-941-9051 PORT COQUITLAM
1 Bdrm suite $765 1 Bdrm & den suite $835 2 Bdrm corner suite $900 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
604-464-3550 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm apts. $780 & $800/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034. PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail May 1. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 778-355-1808, 604-469-9100,
COQUITLAM - Lower Suite Like NEW 1000 sq. ft on Westwood Plateau, Gas F/P, double garage, Indry, $1200/m incl. util. N/S N/P. Call Paul Peak Property Management 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM. Reno’d 2 bdrm lower ste. H/w flrs. dryer. Nr Coq Ctr, Sep ent. $1250 incl utils. 604-944-9130. Coquitlam - West Wood Plateau 2 bdrm. Radiant heat, w/d. Alarm. $900/mo. (604)377-9449 COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Bright grnd level 2 bdrm. Lndry incl. $850. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-808-2964.
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
2003 TOYOTA COROLLA 5 spd manual, silver, 152K, 1 owner, great on gas, winter & summer tires. $5500. Call 604-560-1684. 2004 G 35 COUP INFINITI, grey, 2 dr., 125 km, good cond., auto, all pwr, $16,800. Call (604)773-3413 / 604-395-7708. 2006 JAGUAR X-Type, 3.0, V6, 114K, silver, black lthr, lady driven, exc cond!! $19,800. 604-542-5833.
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
2011 NEW Elkridge E24
1/2 ton series Fifth Wheel Huge slide - With huge savings
1976 CADILLAC Eldorado conv. 40,000 org. miles, must see, like new $22,000 obo. 604-576-4385.
2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 speed standard, 2 dr., grey, 135K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $10,000 604-793-3819 6-9pm
“MANAGER’S DOOR CRASHER SPECIAL” 2 swivel rear chairs, fully equipped kitchen w/loads of storage. Fiberglass exterior. Sleeps 6. New!! Yes New! Only One Extreme value deal. $23,995 ~ Stk # 31349
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
2007 NISSAN ARMADA SE silver 44,000 mls, 8 pass Exc. Cond! $21,900/obo. 604-309-7956 (Abby)
851 95VW Golf $2,500 REDUCED, in New Westminster, great car, one owner, mags, sunroof, all records, recent engine work, clutch, new tires, shocks, springs. Call 604-5214932 to leave a message or email email@example.com
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
WANTED: 1980-1981 Celica GT liftback, 5-spd; or a 1979-1981 Supra 5-spd. Cell 250-307-1215.
828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 1990 Dodge Diesel Tow Truck. 5spd, new tires, wheel lift, low km’s, does need finishing work. Pictures available. $3500. 604-996-8734.
BURNABY, lovely recently reno’d 1 bdrm, ground level suite, Edmonds area near skytrain. 6 Appli’s, shared w/d. Avail now. $750/mo +$50 utils. Call 604-777-9943.
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $10,500 obo. Must sell. (604)581-5117
HOMES FOR RENT
COQUITLAM OFFICE SPACE WESTWOOD CORP. CENTRE Various sizes of office space available CALL 604-944-2963
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
PORT COQUITLAM 1987 Fraser Ave. 3 bdrm. rancher, attached gar., approx. 1000 sq. ft. Newly reno. Small pet OK. Avail. now. $1400 mo. (778)889-9167
COQUITLAM - bright spacious, 4 bdrm. 2 bath, 2 kitchen, W/D, fenced yard, alarm, W/D, cls. to amens. $1995/mo. 604-936-4827 or 604-936-4824 for more info. PITT MEADOWS, Clean family home. 4BDRM. 2300 sqft. Fenced yard. Close to transit/schools. N/S. W/D. Avail July 1st. $1600/mo. 604460-7197 lv msg or call Lee 604319-6638 between 6-8 pm.
12 left - ready to go camping Extreme value deal! From $7995 Stk #32403
NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, June 3rd 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442
NEW Rockwood Tent Trailers
Beautiful smaller A-Class but full of features. Very Clean. SUPER LOW Miles “under 8500” Dual roof air and fantastic fan, leveling jacks & power step! Large slide out & patio awning. Test drive it & take it home ! Extreme value deal $57,995
$1100+util. Ref June15. 604-512-8725
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
2007 Terra 29J Class A
PORT COQUITLAM, Northside. Clean quiet 2 bdrm suite, priv entry & prkg, patio, newer paint, carpet & lino. Separate lndry. Near all aments, N/P, N/S. Ref’s. Avail. now. $850/mo incl hydro. 604-537-2131.
Do you want to live in the security of a family community? Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms $899/mo. 3 bdrms. $1009/mo. & 4 bdrms. $1112/mo. Shares $2500.
PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level ste. Full bath. Sep entry. Cls to all amenities. $800/mo incl utils, cable, lndry. NS/NP (604)945-5911
PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. suite, grnd. lvl., large & bright. N/P N/S. Sep. entry. Avail now. $750/mo. incl. utils.,cable & int. 604-323-3580
PORT MOODY. 2608 St. John’s St. 1350 sq ft store or office space. Ground level. Avail Now. Call for more info. 604-469-9100.
COQUITLAM, Silver Springs. Large 2/bdrm + den condo. $1500/mo. N/S, N/P. Avail June 1. Pool, gym. Call 604-716-3551
PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm + den, sep entry, W/D incl, NS/NP. $700 + utils. Avail July 1. 604-218-6421
*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces
PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.
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
St. John’s Apartments
18810 - 96th Avenue Surrey
TOWNHOMES 3 Bedroom townhouse available immediately (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.
Check Out Our Unbelievable Prices & Products on-line at; westcoastmoulding.com
Balloons, Hot Dogs, Beverages & Prizes!
830 DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
2011 NEW Greystone 29RL Fifth Wheel The last 2011 has got to go. Luxury 5th wheel, infused fiberglass smoke grey exterior. WOW Rear Lounge super loaded with options. Too many to list. Call for details. Extreme value Deal! $34,995 STK #31392 Great Pics @ travelhome.com
2001 VICTORY CRUISER deluxe 46,000 kms. 1500 cc, AT H/P $6,500. Call 604-534-2503.
1997 VENTURA Mini Van, like new cond in/out, loaded, tinted windows, 4 16” extra new high performance tires on allied wheel avail. $350. AirCared. Picture avail. $1200. 604-9968734.
2000 DURANGO 4X4, loaded, seats 7, AirCrd, exc. cond. $4100 obo. Call 604-780-8404 2002 FORD E350 Cargo Van, new tires and battery, recently serviced, $5500. Call (604)728-0866 (Surrey) 2003 CHEVY VENTURE LS, 7 passenger, auto, 5 door, 189K, $3500 obo (604)298-2659 2005 FORD F150, 4X4, crew cab , green, auto, 160 kms, options, $12,000 firm. Call 604-538-9257.
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NEW Rockwood Chalet A frame
We Will Pay You $1000
Under 2300 lbs Extreme Vale Deal! From $13,990. Stk #33163
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.
1-888-229-0744 or apply at:
www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in June, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.
TRUCKS & VANS
1988 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500, 3/4 ton, loaded, a/c, Air Cared, premium cond. 178K. $3500 obo (778)565-4334 1990 Chevy 20 van, good work truck, $1,000. Call 604-298-1238. 1997 4x4 white Blazer, auto, 4 door, 240,000km. Front end done. Good tires. $2500. 604-466-1626
1989 FORD E250 Van Amera camper van, fridge, stove, furn. bathrm. Only 142,000 km. New front brakes. Everything works. $6000: (604)520-6512 2004 Itasca Senova 30 ft, V10, 75,000k. New tires. Gen. 12 ft slide. $35,000: 1-(604)820-0395
2011 Custom weld Jetboat 20ft, c/w 9.9 Suzuki Kickin, depthe sounder, windless anchor system, Stainless steel BBQ, & much more. $49,900. Contact Rich 778-998-9302 ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720
The perfect durable set for your patio. Reg. $249
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A spectacular soluble fertilizer for tremendous results. Ultra bloom or All Purpose. 680 gr.
Itâ€™s far from too late to get your Herb garden planted so that you can enjoy fresh from your patio or JDUGHQĂ DYRXU The best selection anywhere!!! ea.
We need to make room for our summer fashion arrivals. Put the Ă€QDOWRXFKRQ\RXUSHUIHFWORRNZLWK one of our many jackets. Weâ€™ve combined this seasonâ€™s trendiest coats with the most popular colours and still have a huge selection to choose from. SALE ON SELECTED TRENCHES
This large 22â€? plastic pot is available in Green, Black and Terra Cotta perfect for tomatoes, herbs DQGĂ RZHUV 6$/()25
HUGE PLASTIC POT
Colourful blossoms atop burgundy foliage and only grows 3-4 feet. Reg. $34.99
Rustic earthenware pottery for year round outdoor use on your patio. Asst. sizes SALE
Grow your favourites right below a beautiful ceramic bird bath bowl. Reg. $99.99 SALE
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An amazingly hardy perennial with vivid blossoms. Asst. colours yet to bloom. Reg. $12.99 SALE
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Perfect for easy movement of heavy pots on your patio. 4 wheeled 14 inch caddy.
Kill Slugs and Snails quickly and prevent damage to your plants and veggies. 1.81 Kg. Reg. $19.99 SALE
NEW! Slender Viburnum with white starlike blossoms through the entire summer. Reg. $29.99 SALE
($/%/$=(5 For everyday with a pair of slim jeans and a simple tank top. This Âž sleeve blazer is available in Black or White. Reg. $59 SALE
Decorative 6 foot black trellis. The perfect, attractive and durable heavy duty plant support. Reg. $49.99 SALE
Lawn bare spot repair mix with mulch, lawn fertilizer and grass seed. Covers 88 sq.ft. Reg. $19.99 SALE
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Miss Kim is a low growing, low maintenance and extremely fragrant lilac. Grows to 4â€™. In bloom now. Reg. $34.99 SALE
1300 Dominion Ave. Port Coquitlam 604-942-7518 STORE HOURS: Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6pm SALE ENDS: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 :LPFR*URXSRI&RPSDQLHVÂ‡www.artknapps.ca
This weeks feature tea. Caramel Macchiato. 3 ounce package. Reg. $12.50
Guaranteed ant eliminator indoors or out. Reg. $12.99
Easy to grow Rhubarb fresh from your garden for pies, canning and more. Reg. $12.99
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Unique leave and gorgeous coloured blossoms available in a variety of colours. An ever popular perennial. Reg. $12.99 SALE
Huge plants with extremely large complex blossoms available in a variety of colours. Reg. $9.99 SALE
A hardy perennial available in an assortment of colours. Reg. $3.99 SALE
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LADIES NIGHT SUNDAY JUNE 10TH 100% OF TICKET SALES TO THE JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION tickets $20 plus receive 15% off storewide A28 Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Tri-City News www.tricitynews.com
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Response to “Canada has a job skills crisis looming”
A great crowd enjoyed some networking and refreshments at Maple Leaf Storage. Thanks to everyone who came out made this evening a huge success! Look out for more great networking opportunities at www.tricitieschamber.com.
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AM NETWORKING June 11
SOCIAL MEDIA MONDAY June 13
GOLF TOURNAMENT June 21
JOINT NETWORKING — TRI-CITIES, NEW WEST & BURNABY June 27
MAYOR’S COFFEE TALK Members Only June 27
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Your question on how to deal with the looming job skills crisis identifies targeted immigration of talent from other countries as one of the potential solutions. According to the 2006 census, roughly one in every three people in the labour force could be foreign born by 2031. (Source: 2006 Census) One highly successful initiative in BC is the Skills Connect for Immigrants program (Skills Connect) funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. This employment bridging program helps skilled immigrants connect to jobs in BC that build on their prearrival skills, training, knowledge and experience. Through assistance with credential evaluation, skills assessment, career planning, skills upgrading, workplace practice opportunities, mentoring and connection to employment, the Skills Connect program helps immigrants connect to employment in areas relevant to their skills and experience, rather than taking survival jobs out of necessity, an individual economic solution that leaves significant talent under-utilized. This program has had significant success over the years since the pilot was first implemented in July 2006 with nearly 80% of program participants more successfully attaching to the labour market. ISSofBC is one of three service providers offering the Skills Connect for Immigrants program in the Tri-Cities. Although between us, we have many local success stories, I’d like to provide just one example of a highly skilled immigrant who settled in the Tri-Cities and successfully attached to employment with the assistance of the ISSofBC Skills Connect program. This IT software developer came from South America and had worked for a large international company on projects based in the United States and Mexico. As do most immigrants, he lacked contacts and was not successful conducting his own job search. Skills Connect assisted him with technical skills upgrading relevant to local employers’ needs, a newly streamlined resume and preparation in how to handle tough interview questions. Several job offers followed and he settled into a commensurate position with a local software development company. Another feature of the Skills Connect program is access to mentoring and internships that help prepare newcomers to successfully integrate into the Canadian workforce with its wonderful
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diversity. ISSofBC works with employers to provide internship opportunities through a program called MAPLE. The Multiculturalism Achievement Program for Learning Employers (MAPLE) Project is a program that aims to improve workplaces and job opportunities to facilitate new Canadians in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver. This initiative brings together prospective employers and internationally trained immigrants to create employment opportunities for immigrants where they can gain valuable work experience and network with professionals and employers through unpaid internships. These internships are crucial in an immigrant’s transition; they encourage them to utilize their foreign work experience in a Canadian work environment which in turn boosts confidence allowing them to land their dream job. Since the program inception in 2010, 86% of the immigrants who have done the internship found employment in their field before they finished the 12 weeks of the program. So far, the program has successfully placed Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Graphic Designers, Marketing Coordinators, Human Resources Assistants, Microbiologists, GIS Technicians, Teacher Assistants, Web Designers and more. MAPLE’s list of employers and mentors ranges from a small privately owned company to multilevel international companies. A wide range of companies provide opportunities for internships within different industries, from Information Technology to Food and Beverage to Laboratory Sciences. While the internships are unpaid, outstanding talent is not looked over. For example, one intern was offered a paid position in the company he was doing his internship with, and after three months he was promoted to a Project Manager role. The objective of the project is to increase public awareness and address the issue of integration of internationally trained newcomers from an employer perspective. They accomplish this by identifying the needs of employers and breaking down the barriers faced in hiring recent immigrants. The MAPLE Project has proven that this formula works. Certainly there is significant anticipation for the start of a fresh new group of interns and mentors crucial for the success of this program in the years to come.
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Welcome to Our New Members Atlas Alarms Ltd. www.atlasalarms.com (604) 876-5000
Karen Dennehy - Mortgage Expert www.askkarend.ca (604) 818-3605
Boughton Law Corporation (604) 687-6789
Nexus Insurance Brokers Ltd. www.nexusinsurancebrokers.com (604) 420-2296
Factors Group of Nutritional Companies Inc. www.naturalfactors.com (604) 777-4991
Willow Tree Florist www.willowtreeﬂorist.ca (604) 917-0138
Golbey Law (604) 800-0450
Yuen’s Institute of Martial Arts (604) 657-3584
KALTIRE www.kaltire.com (604) 931-6241
Restaurant of the Month:
Big River Restaurant & Tap House
The Big River Restaurant is our newest addition to the Zone Bowling Centre and Big River family. River rock accents adorn the walls which showcase historic photographs of the old Fraser Mills and logging roads, situated just at the end of Schoolhouse Street at the turn of the century. Big River features delicious dishes prepared in our open kitchen where we incorporate our craft brewed ales and lagers into our menu items! In conjuction with The Zone Bowling Centre we host fantastic corporate and birthday parties, fundraising events and basically every celebration life has to offer. For information on one of our wonderful party packages or to customize your own, call Central Reservations at 604-525-BOWL (2695) ext 301 for large parties. If you want to make a reservation for lunch, dinner or Dinner and a Movie Night, please call 604-525-2678.
Thanks to Carsten Arnold from Total 360 Photography for providing the photography. Check out www.total360.ca.
TAX CONSULTANT Accounting for Small Business and Corporations, Personal, Estate and Corporate Income Tax. Noallan Naicker, CGA
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Be prepared for an emergency by having a first aid kit close by and taking a first aid/CPR course. Red Cross statistics show that by taking a first aid course, you can reduce your risk of accident and injury by up to 45%! • Always keep your first aid kit in the same place so your family knows where to find it in an emergency. The contents of a first aid kit can be dangerous in the hands of young children so store your first aid kit in a secure place, out of the reach of little ones. • Check your first aid kit regularly and keep it well stocked. Replace any used or out-of-date items as soon as possible. • Make sure your first aid kit includes any personal items you need such as medications, emergency phone numbers and any other items your doctor suggests. • Keep a first aid kit in your car so you’ll be prepared when away from home and able to assist if you witness an accident. If you hike or bike, take a waist-pack first aid kit with you or have one in your daypack. • Take a Red Cross first aid/CPR course. We’ll show you how to use the items in your first aid kit and you’ll also learn the first aid skills you need to save a life! For more information, please contact: Gill McCulloch, Director Safe + Sound First Aid Training Ltd. 604-945-7277 www.learnfirstaid.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
Save On Laser Save On Laser was one of the pioneers in this industry to remanufacture and recycle used toner cartridges. We have developed a loyal following for over 30 years not only providing toner for your printing needs but also servicing the machinery to provide you the best and most cost effective printing for your business. As pioneer‘s in this ﬁeld we’ve eliminated thousands upon thousands of used toner cartridges from being deposited into our landﬁlls. What is your favorite thing about what you do? Giving our customers reliable products at an affordable price, helping our customers become environmental stewards, by using our very own millennium brand remanufactured cartridges. What are your most popular products or services? Save on Laser’s most popular products are our Millenium brand remanufactured cartridges, along with our quick and knowledgeable service department. Tell us about your proudest moment/s? Our proudest moments are presenting our customers with environmental plaques that show the amount of oil and waste there company has saved by using our recycled products. What’s one thing you would like people to know about your business? Save on laser has been in business for over 30 years, we are pioneers in the industry. Our number one business model is to keep used cartridges out of our landﬁlls while saving our customers time and money. 103-1647 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, BC www.saveonlaser.ca 604-415-2737
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There is always something creative going on at Sundrop. We are your locally owned and operated fabric store and sewing machine dealership. The Sundrop Girls, our in house sewing specialists love to sew and want to help you love to sew too!! We have just moved to a new and exciting location and we will soon be starting our Sewing Lounge. Our classes and events are posted on our website www.sundroptextiles.com. Sign up for emails and you will stay informed on all the upcoming classes, clubs and events and Sewing Lounge information. What is your favourite thing about what you do? I love inspiring people to be creative and watching them grow What are your most popular products or services? Sewing Machines, Fabric and Classes Tell us about your proudest moment? We sponsored a memory quilt for the 30th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run. We put out a request to our customer base and gathered a wonderful group of women. We designed and constructed the quilt as a group for the Terry Fox Foundation. It was a project that touched us all. How do most of your clients/customers hear about you? Most of our customers ﬁnd us through a google search and word of mouth. What’s one thing you would like people to know about your business? We just moved to a fabulous new location and we are about to launch our Sewing Lounge. 1460 Prairie Ave Port Coquitlam, BC 604.464.5236
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It’s not possible without you! Juvenile Diabetes is a terrible disease and we’re going to ﬁght like crazy to ﬁnd a cure. Thanks for being part of our team! Your support is the lifeblood of our tournament and we can’t thank you enough! BTW – we conducted some research and found that people that attend the Juvenile Diabetes Golf Classic lead happier lives and are less prone to waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Not only will you be happier you’ll sleep better as well!
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We pride ourselves on the fact that this is the most fun you’ll have at any golf tournament. Come on out and have a laugh with your friends! And yes, you’re allowed to have fun during the banquet dinner, silent and live auction too!
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It’s all about helping the kids. Set aside Thursday June 21, 2012 for a day away from work or and be prepared to really enjoy yourself!
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