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CREAM OF THE CROP LPGA Tour playing great Paula Creamer signs an autograph for a fan during Wednesday’s 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open Pro Am at Coquitlam’s Vancouver Golf Club. Creamer, 26, sat 19th on this year’s LPGA Tour money list heading into the Open with $379,467 in earnings. All golfers in the current top 20 on the money list are competing in the 156-golfer field, including Stacy Lewis, who leads with $1,200,169 in earnings thus far. The Open features a total prize purse of $2 million US, with play officially having started Thursday and continuing for four straight days, including Sunday’s final round. For more information, visit www.cncandianwomensopen.com. For more information, please see Sports on page 34. LARRY PRUNER/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Punk band leader enters political fray By Diane Strandberg
Developers seek answers from city for projects near Evergreen Line
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P r o m i n e n t Vancouver rocker Joe Keithley wants to sing from the NDP songbook. The Burnaby-raised musician who heads up the punk band D.O.A. has been cleared by the NDP brass to seek the nomination for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. A meeting will likely to be held at the end of the year.. Keithley said he used to live in
Pressure’s on to develop By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Joe Keithley of D.O.A. fame wants to run for the NDP locally. Coquitlam and drove a taxi to raise funds to take his band on tour. see TO MAKE, page 8
Major developments targeted around the new rapid-transit stations in Coquitlam are forcing the city to fast-track its plans to make the municipality “Evergreen Line ready.” At a council meeting last month, councillors adopted the Transit-Oriented Development Strategy (TOD), a visioning document set to guide growth around the city’s four upcoming stops, currently named the Burquitlam, Coquitlam Central, Lincoln and Douglas College stations. City managers said general policies pertaining to land use, density and design had to be put in place quickly as pressure is
mounting from the development community, which is anxious to build residential and commercial units before Evergreen goes up in four years. But, in discussions that took place at the July 30 council-in-committee meeting, city managers also stressed many key decisions about Community Amenity Contributions, the rental housing stock in Burquitlam and parking requirements still needed to be sorted out by city hall. Staff reports on those three topics will likely come forward next month. Jim McIntyre, Coquitlam’s planning and development GM, said council has some time on its side as the big development bids expected this fall will be at the pre-application stage. “We are going as fast as we can,” city manager Peter Steblin said, noting he hopes the strategy will “create momentum” in the Burquitlam and City Centre neighbourhoods.
Earlier this year, Calgary consultant Bruce Irvine — a former Coquitlam planning manager who is heading up the strategy — said the city has been inundated with queries from developers wanting to build within a five- to 10-minute walking distance from the Evergreen stations. In summary, the TOD strategy follows six objectives for building around the stations: • creating compact, complete neighbourhoods; • developing transit-supportive density; • implementing high-quality urban design; • creating “great” places; • promoting transportation choices; • and managing parking. The latter point has been a sore spot for council recently as staff continue to refine the city’s parking management plan, especially as new buildings rise around Evergreen. see CITY C NEEDS, S, page12 g
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The business of human anatomy Health care professionals get hands on experience with human body, thanks to a Coquitlam company By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A unique business in Coquitlam — the first of its kind in Canada — is giving chiropractors, nurses, kinesiologists and massage therapists a chance to brush up on their anatomy. Located in a nondescript warehouse, Somatic Explorations (www.somaticexplorations.com) welcomes practising health care professionals to explore human anatomy, not in a textbook but on human bodies. It’s a fact owner Chris Hagey acknowledges will make many people squeamish but he’s also quick to defend the people who make his business possible. “Donors are few and far between because it takes a special kind of person to do this,” Hagey said in the lobby outside his lab. “I can’t do what I do without the generosity of the donors and the generosity of their families.” The classes — from a pro-section of a predissected cadaver or a week-long, full-cadaver dissection — allow those working in health care to get ongoing, hands-on anatomy education, which improves the care of thousands of patients and clients. A registered massage therapist, Hagey said the business developed out of a passion for studying human anatomy. “People should revisit anatomy,” he said. “Even if you think you remember anatomy from way back in the day, or if you learned it from a text book... a 2-D image isn’t a true representation of anatomy. There are always things missing.” While Hagey was a director at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, students were able to take a week-long anatomy class at the University of Saskatchewan but it was pricey and it meant missing class. “That’s when thought, ‘Gee, maybe I should build my own lab. But can I?’”
That was in 2004, and what followed was years of research into what, if any, government regulations would cover such a business. “I did a lot of due diligence but there’s really no recipe for this kind of thing,” Hagey said. By 2007, Hagey was satisfied there were no laws precluding him from opening a lab, making the next big hurdle obtaining cadavers. In B.C. the provincial government handles the donation of organs but not whole bodies, so Hagey had to look south, where there are three non-profit body donor programs that aren’t attached to universities.
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Chris Hagey, owner of Somatic Explorations, in his Coquitlam lab, where health care practitioners including chiropractors and massage therapists can take hands-on human anatomy classes. (Before Somatic Explorations opened its doors, the only way to donate your body to science was to contact the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine directly.) Hagey was eventually accepted to the U.S. donor programs after a series of ethical and procedural reviews but, still, his work was far from over. “My biggest problem was getting insurance,” he said. His was the only private anatomy lab in all of Canada and insurance agents weren’t keen on a start-up for which they couldn’t find a way to quantify the risk. It was a Coquitlam insurance broker who took the time to develop an extensive information package on Hagey and his business and later found a Vancouver-based company to take Hagey as a client. And still, the work wasn’t done. For four months, Hagey was on a full-time mission searching for lab space and sorting out zoning issues (the lab falls under both funeral home and medical research regulations). “I’d gotten good at the spiel,” he recalled, chuckling a bit at the reactions of many landlords. “I’d let it hit the floor and before
they could say, ‘No,’ I’d launch into an explanation of what I wanted to do.” Door after door was closed, until one day, in the summer of 2008, a landlord didn’t immediately turn him away. “He said, ‘Wow, that’s weird. It’s cool, but it’s weird.’ I missed half of what he said on the tour because all I could think was, ‘I can’t believe this guy didn’t say, ‘No.’”
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Taking a Somatic workshop doesn’t mean walking straight into the lab. Hagey has participants spend time in the outer lobby, where he talks about lab protocol, safety measures and, yes, the fact that they’re about to work closely with a dead person. From there, the group moves into the secure lab, where they sit in an area off to the side, but within sight of the raised stainless steel boxes that contain the bodies. At this point, Hagey reminds participants of the tremendous gift the donors and their families have provided, and stresses that the gift has been generously offered so that others may benefit from their furthered education. When the class finally approaches the boxes and the tables are lifted to expose the
bodies — covered but for the part to be examined — some are calm, others nervous, many emotional. “There’s a quiet reverence, and it’s not unheard of to see a few tears, but there’s nothing wrong with tears in a lab,” Hagey said. “There’s nothing wrong with accepting the gift that’s been given.” “When I took the first course I wasn’t scared, I wasn’t icked out,” said Annu Kliem, a Surrey-based registered massage therapist who recently took two workshops at Somatic Explorations. “I think I was just nervous about seeing the human form opened up the way it was.” Kliem went into the class planning to soak up as much information as possible, and says the experience has already improved the way she treats her patients. “The course... helped me understand a greater palpation of organs and musculature, it helped me understand depth-wise, how to go deep, where to stop,” Kliem said. “It totally opens up another layer, it’s opening your eyes to an understanding of the human body.” see WORK STRANGE, STRANGE, page 4
Pushing a cart to help at-risk kids By Robert Mangelsdorf BLACK PRESS
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Joe Roberts hopes to finish his Calagary-toVancouver training walk for Push for Change Saturday. Funds will go to support at-risk youth.
Joe Roberts is keeping his promise. More than 20 years ago, when Roberts was a homeless drug addict living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, he made a promise to himself and to God to give back any way he could should he ever get clean. Now a successful Coquitlam business executive, he has been making good on that vow. For the past two months, Roberts has been pushing a custom-built shopping cart from Calgary to Vancouver in an effort to help bring an end to youth homelessness. Called The Push for Change, Roberts’ campaign hopes to raise funds for early intervention projects for at-risk kids attending alternative school programs or living in group and foster homes. He also hopes fund late intervention programs providing food and shelter for kids already on the streets.
“It can be something as simple as a blanket and a meal,” he says. “It’s about building trust, so when they want to make a change, we can get at them and help them.” Roberts shared his story at the Salvation Army’s Caring Place Ministry in downtown Maple Ridge last Friday morning as he pushed his cart through town. Having lived on the streets himself, Roberts can empathize with many of the shelters residents. Growing up in Midland, Ont., Roberts was a good kid, from a good home. “We weren’t rich, but we weren’t poor,” he says. “It was a typical middle class Canadian home, with a dad that went to work and a mom that stayed at home.” Life was good, until Roberts’ father died suddenly from a heart attack at age 35. Roberts was just eight years old. “He was the kind of dad who was always there, he coached the baseball team and the hockey team,” says Roberts. “And at eight, I
felt ripped off, because I lost my hero.” His mother was a housewife with no career or education, and few options to help support the family. Soon she moved herself and her three children in with a new boyfriend, capable of supporting the family. Who happened to be a violent alcoholic. The love and laughter and joy of their home was gone, replaced instead, with abuse and fear. “It was a dangerous place to be,” says Roberts. While his father had always supported and encouraged him, this new man in his life had nothing but contempt for the children he now had to support. “You’re stupid, you’ll never amount to anything, you’re a dummy,” he told Roberts. “That’s when the hairline fractures in my self-worth began to show,” Roberts says. “I felt like I didn’t know where to fit into the world.” see FORGIVENESS FORGIVENESS,, page 4
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But Roberts says he has long since forgiven his stepfather. “My history is the greatest asset I have in reaching and talking and connecting with young people. I know what it’s like to not fit in,” he says. At age nine, Roberts started getting high, first by sniffing glue. He dropped out of high school and left home at age 15, by which time he had moved on to cocaine and heroin. At 16, Roberts was in prison for the first time. Upon his release, he was on a bus for Vancouver, paid for by Ontario authorities more than happy to see him leave their province. “Within two months I was in the thick of Hastings Street,” he says. Roberts spent much of his late teens and early 20s in a drug-induced haze, in a cardboard box under the Georgia Viaduct. His life was dictated by where his next fix was coming from, his habit supported by collecting empty aluminum cans for refund. One day in 1991, Roberts dragged himself down to Pigeon Park in the pouring rain to score drugs. He sold his boots, his most
prized possessions, for a $10 hit. “When my feet touched that cold concrete sidewalk, I knew I was done,” he says. “I was broken.” So Roberts prayed. He asked God to help him get clean, and in return, if he could get to the other side, he promised to give back any way he could. With the help of his mother, Roberts entered a residential detox facility in Ontario in July of that year. After finishing his treatment, Robert went back to school, finishing two college diplomas. “I discovered I had the gift for gab, so I was a natural for sales,” he says. In time, Roberts became CEO of the multimedia development company Mindware Design Communications, where in less than four years, he led the company through an 800 per cent increase in business. However, Roberts says he gradually lost sight of what was important. He stopped going to his addiction meetings, and started believing his own hype. In 2005, after undergoing surgery, Roberts began to abuse his prescription medications, and soon found himself back in full blown addiction.
“It was a shameful thing for me,” he admits. “Everything I accomplished, I thought I had done it all by myself, but I hadn’t. And I hadn’t kept my promise.” Now he works as a management consultant and, inspired by Rick Hansen and Terry Fox, decided to take to the streets and start pushing his cart with the support of his business partner, Dr. Sean Richardson, a sport psychologist. Since July 1, Roberts has been pushing the cart 24 km a day, six days a week. The cart, he says, symbolizes the problem of homelessness, while the fact that it is empty represents the hunger many on the streets are faced with. It is custom built from aluminum, complete with handbrakes, and was designed by a group of school kids from Pinetree Secondary in Coquitlam. Thanks to generous support from Telus, Roberts says the campaign costs have been covered completely. Next year he plans to push the cart coast-to-coast, from St. John’s, N.L., to Vancouver. • For more information about The Push for Change, visit http:// www.thepushforchange.com/
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Hagey knows many people will find his work strange, and says even his wife worried about the effect on his psychological wellbeing. The donated cadavers are in the lab for two to three years and
he spends upwards of 250 hours preparing each one. At the end, the bodies are cremated in B.C. and shipped back to the U.S. organization, which returns the remains to the family. (The donors are anonymous, though Hagey receives a basic medical history for each one.)
And yes, he’s sad to see them go. “I’m grateful for the gift they’ve given me, and I’m grateful for the gift they’ve given the students,” Hagey said. “But I don’t want to dwell on their life before. I’m just grateful they’re here.” email@example.com
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More head south to shop Fox run help sought But cross-border shopping surge called â€˜smallâ€™ By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
Cross-border shopping by bargain-hunting Canadians got a new lift in recent months with higher duty-free limits for overnight trips introduced in June. But Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Ken Opplinger said he believes the increased flow of B.C. residents heading south this summer was relatively modest. He was reacting to new Statistics Canada data showing a 7.5% jump in overnight travel to the U.S. in June. â€œThereâ€™s been an increase since June but not nearly so much as other places,â€? Opplinger said. â€œItâ€™s pretty small here.â€? Bellingham had already been experiencing heavy flows of Lower Mainland shoppers coming south for some time, he said,
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Municipal politicians in the TriCities are embracing social media to link with their constituents and get the word out about civic policies and decisions. Elected officials are primarily using Facebook and Twitter — even during city council meetings — as quick, easy ways to reach out to local residents online. Among those who are most prominent with their announcements are Coquitlam Coun. Selina Robinson, Port Moody Coun. Diana Dilworth, PoMo Mayor Mike Clay, Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. “I’m online every day, as often as I can,” said Robinson, who is regularly seen tweeting during council and committees meetings. “I like people to know what’s going on but I also like to know what they’re saying about us in Coquitlam.”
have posted on social media, which further spreads the information,” Dilworth said. Coquitlam Coun. Linda Reimer finds social media time consuming, preferring instead to listen to residents’ concerns on the phone or at community events. But her colleague, Coun. Terry O’Neill, who was elected last November, likes to publish his opinions on his blog after each council meeting. His text is sometimes picked up by media outlets and can lead to radio interviews. Newly elected PoMo Coun. Rick Glumac is well-versed with online posting. Among the feedback he’s generated include concerns about the lack of daycare spaces in the city, which “prompted me to investigate our zoning and I found that [Port Moody] is one of the most restrictive in the region when it comes to commercial daycares,” Glumac said. “I thereby brought forward a motion to adjust our zoning. This to me is a great example of democracy at work.”
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Moore, who chairs the Metro Vancouver regional district board, has a professional Facebook page with 2,257 “Likes” and often posts videos of himself online to explain topics. Still, while social media serves its instantaneous purposes, “it does not replace face-to-face and phone calls,” Moore said. Clay said he started writing about city issues on his website and blog nine years ago; in 2007, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google+ were also added to his forum. He regularly breaks news via social media — provincial notifications, emergency response situations, traffic tie-ups, etc. — or posts information about upcoming matters for city council to gain feedback prior to meetings. During Port Moody Coun. Diana Dilworth’s campaign for a federal seat recently, YouTube videos were key for her. Dilworth boasts 909 Twitter followers and has tweeted 920 times since 2010. “I often will share and retweet what others
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anadian consumers are heading south for an overnight stay and shopping to take advantage of new cross-border allowances and the high dollar. It seems many are willing to spend the time in border line-ups and pay for the extra gas to save about 14% on many items and have access to a wider variety in clothing and other consumables. The downside is that local retailers are taking a hit, and when they do, they cut back on new hires and those much-hated taxes (which pay for health, education and other important programs) take a hit, as well. Canadians are understandably looking for bargains. But there may come a time when the lure of cheaper U.S. products will come back and haunt them. More likely though, as the U.S. economy rebounds as housing sales are reportedly expected to do, the loonie will drop in value and so will the advantage of shopping down south.
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hat was once a simple sewer, water and garbage disposal utility has become a bureaucratic, democratically-unaccountable spending machine. It’s time to move the Metro Vancouver Regional District back to basics. Local decision-making is the best decisionmaking — that’s the core of the concern many Lower Mainland taxpayers have with the Metro Vancouver Regional District. They aren’t comfortable with a fourth level of government taxing them without democratic representation. While the recent Langley Township debate over leaving Metro Vancouver is likely just sabre-rattling, there are ways to reform Metro into a fairer, more taxpayer-friendly agency. Metro chairman and Port Coquitlalm
Mayor Greg Moore notes that 84% of the regional district’s $614.5 million annual budget goes to building, operating and paying the debt on the region’s water, sewer and garbage collection infrastructure. That is precisely the work Metro should be doing — and only be doing. Unfortunately, Metro bureaucrats and politicians love to insert themselves into things they have no reason to be in. What Moore is admitting is that 16 % — or $96.1 million annually — of Metro’s budget is being spent on non-essential items or things the province or individual municipalities are better equipped to oversee. Worse yet, the decisions made on these expenditures are done by mayors and councillors who are appointed by their own councils but not directly accountable for the votes they cast at the Metro table. A decision that is bad for Maple Ridge, for example, can be imposed without Maple Ridge’s representative agreeing. Maple Ridge taxpayers have no ability to vote out the Metro reps from
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Vancouver or Burnaby — they are at the mercy of the mayors of those two communities, whose slates control the seats on the Metro board of directors. This happens a lot, especially on planning issues. Metro’s planners, unaccountable to any directly elected official or public hearing process, act as though they alone have the ability to determine how the region should develop — not the municipalities that have the official community plans, local expertise, held public meetings and are led by directlyelected mayors and councillors. Land use decisions should be made by politicians directly elected in the cities where that growth occurs — not by Metro staffers or politicians from other Metro communities. Most of Metro’s non-core functions could be taken on by other levels of government that are better equipped to do the work. Metro’s social housing functions, air quality mandate, 911 and agriculture work could be absorbed by various provincial govern-
ment agencies. Parks and planning functions could be taken over by local municipalities. Arts and other grants could be scrapped, allowing taxpayers to decide what causes they would like to support with their hard-earned money. If a taxpayer doesn’t like the way a provincial government or local council handles these services, they can vote them out. Today, they simply have to grin and bear it unless they live in Vancouver or Burnaby, where the power of the Metro Board lies. The three remaining Metro services — water, sewer and garbage collection — could be operated as utilities run by boards with a mandate to deliver good, safe services as cheaply as possible. Some services, especially garbage collection, could be privatized or at the very least contracted out. The tax burden for most Lower Mainland property owners would be reduced by refocusing Metro on core services. Jordan Bateman is with the The Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
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FACE TO FACE: Memories of the PNE enough to last a lifetime
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hatâ€™s your favourite thing about the PNE? In preparation for this weekâ€™s column, I put that question to several of my friends and colleagues. While most of them mentioned a ride or an attraction, one friend came back with a somewhat obscure answer. â€œThe PNE is a great way to track time,â€? she said. â€œFrom childhood to your teenage years into adulthood, your memories from the PNE are a great way to track the years.â€? After about an hour of reflection, what she said made profound sense. For many, the PNE is an annual family institution that they remember just like birthdays, Christmases, and Thanksgiving holidays. I remember, as a kid, my brother and I used to wake up early, get our 7-Eleven all-day ride passes and then head to gates on Hastings and Renfrew. To the chagrin of my parents, weâ€™d go on every ride, sometimes multiple times. My favourite was the swing ride right at the entrance to Playland. As a teenager, I was too cool to be
seen at the PNE with my parents so Iâ€™d go with my friends. Weâ€™d only go on the scariest rides, of course, trying desperately not to show fear. We ate everything in sight: the cotton candy, the popcorn, the barbecue chicken and my favourite â€” the mini-donuts. Invariably, one of us would get sick and hurl. One year, I went on a first-date to the PNE with a girl named Colleen. I remember desperately trying to win a Teddy Bear for her by knocking down those glass bottles. I never did win anything and never got a second date with her â€” Iâ€™m not sure if thereâ€™s any correlation. And last year, as an adult, I had the pleasure of taking my two nephews to the fair for the first time. Seeing the excitement in their eyes was like coming full circle. Seven-year-old Niam loved the swing ride just like his uncle, while Kailen, 5, loved the Super Dogs. I hope to take them again this year and every year before theyâ€™re â€˜too coolâ€™ to be seen with me. The PNE is local tradition that I hope never goes away. Maybe one day Iâ€™ll even get to take my future grandkids.
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â€œFor kids, the PNE is the harbinger of summerâ€™s end; a tie of childhood magic, intensified by the mix of dread and excitement of a new school year.â€? Jim Nelson Whatâ€™s your take on this weekâ€™s Face to Face topic and what they have to say? Email your thoughts to email@example.com.
he PNE: the punctuation of the dog days of an idyllic Vancouver summer; warm memories of youthful pilgrimages. The rides, the midway, the roller coaster, the buildings, the barns, the barkers, the huge map of B.C. with regions delineated by curvy, toothpaste swirls. Pathetically, I do the things I can still do; sit and watch the Super Dogs, wander through the â€œMooternity Wardâ€? and perhaps tour the Prize home. But these are not what forms the warm memories of youth. The best things about the PNE are things long lost to me now: loitering, flirting with girls, walking for 10 hours, eating and digesting things with ease. Going on endless rides: the roller coaster, salt and pepper shaker, the Scrambler, Mad Mouse, the Scooters, tiltâ€“aâ€“whirl, ferris wheel, and whatever new fangled vomit inducer the grapevine touted as the scariest ride of the year. A full day of unsupervised freedom; summerâ€™s last hurrah. Playing â€œTucky Derbyâ€? (â€œcome on Seabiscuit!â€?) and skee ball. Trying to lob the softball into the tilted peach basket â€” it looked so easy. Standing tall to bet a quarter
or two on the â€œOver 7, Under 7â€? or crown and anchor games. The tantalizing â€œ5 cent diggersâ€? that made it look so easy to swivel and drop jaws onto a pack of nickels wrapped in cellophane. The foods building. hot fischer scones with butter and raspberry jam, (the best thing ever), and â€œUke on a bunâ€? and â€œHunky Billâ€™sâ€? and honey ice cream, and Chinese Food and fresh lemonade for twenty-five cents. The vegomatic guy, selling slicers; â€œit slices, it dices, it juliennes. Make mountains of coleslaw; just this easy.â€? The smell of Jimmyâ€™s Lunch with its mountain of cooked onions. A butter soaked cob of corn, mushy from hours immersed in hot water. Candy floss. The PNE passes we all got with our June report cards and dutifully saved all summer. Negotiating with parents for $15 instead of last yearâ€™s $10. For kids, the PNE is the harbinger of summerâ€™s end; a time of childhood magic, intensified by the mix of dread and excitement of a new school year. For far too few years the PNE was Neverland to me â€” second left onto Hastings and straight on to the Kootenay Loop.
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R’view death sparks a coroner’s inquest A coroner’s inquest will be held into the death of Patricia Donna Reed, a Riverview Hospital patient whose body was found on the grounds five days after she went missing. Reed, 59, had been involuntarily committed to the hospital under the Mental Health Act. She was reported missing on Feb. 9, 2011. Searchers combed the 244-acre grounds but did not find her. Five days later she was discovered in a ditch in a wooded area. At the time, Lynn Cook, the operating officer at Riverview, said there would be an investigation into what went wrong and how the hospital could prevent similar incidents in the future. Cook said hospital staff conduct a search in three stages: checking the patient’s room, building and programming areas where he or she spends time; having security personnel search the grounds; and notifying police as well as friends and family. Reed’s sister, Judy Johnston, told CBC there was “clear negligence” on the part of the hospital. The week-long inquest is expected to take place starting Dec. 3. Regional coroner Vince and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses to determine the facts surrounding the death.
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ike life hasnâ€™t been challenging enough for Port Coquitlamâ€™s Doug Blessin, heâ€™s pushed himself to become a Canadian national team sharp shooter who will compete in the 2012 London Paralympics, running Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. A car accident in December 1995 that left the now 39-year-old partially paralyzed only spurred Blessin on to pursue his passion for sport, and he eventually took up wheelchair rugby before the rigors of the game began to take its physical toll. About six years after his wife, Joanne, gave birth to now nine-year-old twin boys, Blessin looked to take up a less rigorous activity while his sons grew to become involved athletically
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It’s a fine time for Fera Compiled by Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
his weekend gives you and the family a perfect opportunity to see what’s in store for the fall from PoCo’s recreation department, two outdoor movie events and more live music to wrap up the summer.
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Catch some of the best golfers in the world at the CN Canadian Women’s Open golf championship at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam this weekend. A whopping 48 of the top 50 players on the LPGA money list will be at the tournament, including defending champ Brittany Lincicome, Michelle Wie and Coquitlam’s own Jisoo Keel. The golfers will be battling for $2 million US in prize money, so it’s bound to be some great golfwatching. Buy tickets to see the action up close by calling 1-866-571-5742 or by visiting www.cncanadianwomensopen.com.
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Gather under the starry night sky to see some bright (animated) stars on the big silver screen at Port Coquitlam’s Sun Valley Park (3700 Hamilton St.) for a screening of Despicable Mee at 8:30 p.m. The familyfriendly flick is rated PG and stars Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand. Bring a blanket and bug spray, just in case, and don’t forget to visit the PoCo fire fighters, who will be at the event with a great big fire truck that’s sure to be a hit with the little ones.
An open house at Leigh Square, from 1 to 4 p.m., give you a chance to chat with instructors about upcoming programs and enjoy some Zumba, line dancing, improv comedy, live music and the opening of a new art exhibit by four Pender Harbour artists, called Coming Up for Air, Rocks Trees and H2O.
Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden (Pipeline Road at Guildford Way) hosts a free outdoor screening of Queen of the Sun, a visually stunning documentary about the honeybee crisis. Winner of several film festival awards, this informative flick will educate, inspire and entertain audiences. Popcorn and beverages will be on site; bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
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The Old Mill Boathouse (2715 Esplanade St.) at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park is welcoming everyone to their 10th anniversary celebrations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to check out displays, refreshments and videos of member clubs. The boathouse hosts several clubs, including rowing, canoeing, kayaking and dragon boating. Visit www.oldmillboathouse.com for more information.
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Bring the family to the Pleasantside Community Association’s Family Fun Boat Festival at Port Moody’s Old Orchard Park (Ioco Road) for all sorts of on-the-water fun from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be canoe and kayak races and activities for kids including boat building, kid races and more. Anyone interested in joining the races (it’s recommended you bring your own craft) can register at the park for $5/person or $10/family.
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It’s the final edition of Village Vibe, and today’s performers include the three-part band Brave Waves, featuring a combination of stand-up bass and Latin influences. They’re followed by Fera, a well-known sister act that already has three CDs under their musical belt. Village Vibe runs from 2 to 4 p.m at the Leigh Square band shell (2253 Leigh Square, behind PoCo city hall).
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Close out PoCo’s Music in the Park series with the Genuine Jug Band and its eclectic mix of 1930s jazz, ragtime and Delta blues, as well as some original tunes. They’re playing Lions Park (2300 Lions Way) from 2 to 4 p.m. At Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park, Brickhouse will be entertaining crowds the way they’ve done for the last 16 years — with good old-fashioned foot-stomping fun — from 2 to 4 p.m. Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to email@example.com.
The musical sister act of Fera — identical twins Courtney and Stephanie Fera — is closing this year’s Village Vibe series in Port Coquitlam. The duo have been performing since 2000 and already have three albums to their name. They’ll be at Leigh Square Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
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ithout a doubt, Burrard Inlet offers stunning scenery, terrific opportunities for recreation and a rich diversity of fish and wildlife habitat. It is also an important harbour and shipping port for Metro Vancouver. Although some people think Burrard Inlet is a fiord, it is actually a very shallow basin with sills at its First (i.e., Lions Gate Bridge) and Second Narrows. The inner harbour becomes increasingly narrow and has ever-shifting currents of up to 6 knots due to two daily tides. While not as hazardous an area as the northern B.C. coast for shipping, it is not without its challenges as a port. Oil tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet dates back to before the First World War when crude oil from California was delivered to the Ioco Refinery in Port Moody on much smaller ships than the present day tankers. Tanker traffic increased after 1953 with the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline to Burnaby. Of course, in 1953, there was much less residential development around this portion of Burrard Inlet and, perhaps, it made sense then to operate three oil refineries (two in Port Moody) on Burrard Inlet to process some of this crude oil. One of the legacies of these three refineries is the highly polluted bottom sediment in Burrard Inlet especially in Port Moody Arm where a 1989 study found 75% of the English sole suffered from pre-cancerous liver lesions. Today, only one refinery, Chevron in Burnaby, remains in operation and serves mostly local needs. Thus, in 2003, only 12 crude oil tankers plied the waters of Burrard Inlet. Many people are unaware tanker traffic has been increased in recent years and reached 71 tankers in 2010. With the proposed new Kinder Morgan pipeline, tanker traffic could jump to approximately 300 per year. An additional worry with such a large increase in tanker traffic is that most of these tankers would be carrying diluted bitumen, a much more toxic and hazardous product than conventional crude oil. A 25 fold increase
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The number of oil tankers passing through Burrard Inlet has exploded in recent years. months to clean up than anticipated and the sinking of some material has forever contaminated the river bottom. In 2009, the Auditor General of Canada reported our Coast Guard was not prepared for a major spill. Since then, the Harper government has severely cut back on Coast Guard services on our coast. Our present regulatory regime seems to be inadequate to even ensure the highest and best management practices. The limited liability of the shipping industry means that taxpayers would be on the hook for the billions of dollars required for cleanups from a major spill. All that I have read about the risks of diluted bitumen con-
vinces me that transporting such hazardous material will lead to nothing but trouble. Diluted bitumen can be partially refined to something like crude oil at upgrader facilities. Apparently, production of tar sand oil is now increasing so rapidly in Alberta that it is outgrowing the capacity of the existing upgraders. Why not build another upgrader in Alberta instead of shipping the problem elsewhere? Between now and 2020, Canada is projected to have the third highest increase in oil production in the world (after Iran and the USA). Our oil, most of it to be exported, will be the most carbon intensive because most of it will originate from the tar sands and require huge energy inputs to heat the oil out of the sand. Apart from concerns about the impacts of spills and accidents, is it morally appropriate for us as nation to be exploiting the tar sands and vastly increasing our greenhouse gas emissions in a warming world? • For people who wish to learn more about tanker traffic, the next meeting of the Burke Mountain
Naturalists on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. will feature guest speaker, Christianne Wilhelmson, from the Georgia Strait Alliance who will describe some of the hazards associated with increased tanker traffic. This meeting, free of charge and open to the public, will be held at Como Lake United Church on the corner of Marmont Street and King Albert Ave in Coquitlam.
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in tanker traffic over what we had in 2003 will obviously increase the risk of a major spill in Burrard Inlet. Burrard Inlet is so shallow in places that tankers cannot leave fully loaded and must rely on high tide for adequate clearance. But, there is little room or time to maneuver on high slack tide. Additional dredging has been suggested but this could stir up toxic sediments left behind from an earlier industrial era. One of the particular problems with cleaning up a potential spill of diluted bitumen is that it tends to form a tarry mass which slowly sinks rather than floats. The currents from twice-daily tides would quickly transport any toxic material from a major spill throughout the extensive shorelines and significant habitat areas of Burrard Inlet and Salish Sea. This would be utterly destructive to their ecology. There has been only limited experience in dealing with spills of diluted bitumen such as occurred on the Kalamazoo River in Michigan in 2010. There, the clean-up crew discovered this spill took many more
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Riverview a time capsule for early Coquitlam YOUR HISTORY Jill Cook What is so special about Riverview?
he recent closure of Riverview Hospital is receiving a great deal of public attention and much of that is focused on concerns and apprehension about the future for the site. One has to ask why this closure, which has been known for a long time, is now generating strong, almost visceral, public response from Coquitlam and beyond? Certainly, there are many factors driving the debate: economic, environmental, antidevelopment and conservationist — and sentimental and emotional. It also raises the question of how we define the heritage value of the site and determine what, if anything, should be saved and preserved, recognizing that a measure of a civilized society is how we protect and cherish our heritage. The significance of the Riverview site is undeniable. It is a unique and long-standing landmark in the community. There is the special architecture, the landscaping and trees, the sheer size of the 244-acre site, and the personal stories and connections many citizens have to the former operations and the focus on care, comfort and healing. The decisions to be made about the Riverview location could have a major impact on the physical aspects of the site and may well foreclose options for preservation. The tangible physical connections to the Riverview history could be lost. Is this important? How is it that Riverview has captured our imaginations and kindled a sense of care and ownership for a place that most of us have never visited? By design, it was intended to be a separate, selfsufficient world, the isolation planned to create an environment conducive for treatment and healing. And yet now in the discussion of its future, it has emerged for many as a defining element of our city and our values. A wealth of fascinating information about Riverview has become better known. And with this, the public sense and appreciation of the heritage value of the site has increased. The details capture the imagination and demonstrate the significant impact and scope of the site and the hospital
“It is the profound, often personal or emotional attachment that many have to the site that is most intriguing..” Jill Cook operations: In 1956 (its peak year), there were 4,306 patients and 2,200 staff members; some 600 native species of plants successfully germinated on the grounds; the magnificent diversity of the 1,800 significant trees; and the marvel of its self-sufficiency that included staff housing, its own fire hall (completed in 1927); and substantial food production (700 tons of crop and 20,000 gallons of milk were produced at Colony Farm in 1911). As interesting as these facts are in defining the important component Riverview has been in Coquitlam, it is the profound, often personal or emotional attachment that many have to the site that is most intriguing. Simply put, we have come to care about the site and it has become part of our community identity — as a major employer, a visual and geographic marker, and the tangible touchstone for the history of mental health care over the past century. It has been there for longer than all of us and there is almost a collective sense of grief at the looming loss. Dare we say it has been recognized as an integral element of Coquitlam’s heritage? High up on the hill and just down the street, we see a swath of history telling us about ourselves and who we are. These details and stories are integral to our community but they stretch far beyond our borders. Our local landmark tells a provincial and national story about how mental health care evolved. Because the site is separate, contained and remote from much of Coquitlam’s development, it functions as a kind of time capsule that looks substantially the way it did for most of the 20th century. The heritage value of the Riverview site is clear. Its closure provides the rare opportunity for us to examine a defined, substantial piece of our social, medical, architectural, landscaping and community history. We recognize instinctively
that the sum of these elements is greater than the individual parts. The question is whether its protection and preservation are of sufficient priority to guide decisions about its future. Elsewhere in Canada and in many countries around the world, open-air site museums that extend well beyond a single standalone building have been championed. They tell the history in a compelling way by capitalizing on the synergy achieved by bringing together multiple site elements. This could be the model for Riverview. Your History is a column in which, once a month, representatives of the Tri-Cities’ three heritage groups writes about local history. Jill Cook is executive director of the Coquitlam Heritage Society.
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Above, the Centre Lawn building at Riverview Hospital as it looked in 1949. The building closed in July when the few remaining patients were transferred to other facilities. What is the future of the Riverview Hospital lands and buildings? No one knows for sure, but many people hold strong opinions.
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Take a stroll & raise funds Funds support local trials for new therapies Multiple myeloma is a devastating blood cancer most people have never heard of until they are diagnosed with it. While there is no cure, treatment research has entered a revolutionary and exciting phase transforming myeloma into a treatable disease. Even better for local patients, the Vancouver General Hospital’s Haematology Research and Clinical Trials Unit (HRCTU) has the potential to take more of a leading role in exploring these emerging new therapies. Raising much-needed funds for this frontline research unit is the objective of Myeloma Vancouver’s second annual Stroll for a Cure, set for Sept. 23 at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam. The familyfriendly event involves a 5-kilometre (shorter or longer) hike around Laf arg e Lake. Last
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TRI-CITY SPOTLIGHT: Young Tri-City singers, dancers perform at The Fair at the PNE
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Tri-City residents Annaliese Hearns, 15, belted out Proud Mary while Ben Freemantle, 17, performed a self-choreographed routine, titled Hallelujah, and Centennial grad Bailey Alexis, also 17, sang Halo at the PNE Star Showdown semi-finals last Saturday; Freemantle, a Port Moody secondary student, placed second in the youth division.
ART TIME Several Grade 1 to 5 students took part in ArtReach last week at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts. The annual outreach arts program, sponsored by the Westminster Savings Foundation, is designed for youth from low-income families to learn about drama, music, dance and visual arts as well as gain self-esteem and confidence; the camp wrapped up last Friday with a performance for family and friends.
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At left, new murals now adorn the walls of Port Coquitlam’s Hyde Creek Education Society education centre. Kim Hunter painted four outside murals, representing the four seasons. The last mural on the stairwell (pictured) is a thank you to School District 43 students who raised Chum eggs to the fry stage in aquariums in their schools as part of a Fisheries and Oceans Canada Salmonids in the Classroom program. And at right, Coquitlam’s Nichola Smith (centre), the widow of esophageal cancer victim Gary Smith, recently presented Kenneth Atkinson, head of gastroenterology at Royal Columbian Hospital, and Kandi Kozler of RCH Foundation, with a cheque for $11, 924, which was raised from the third annual Gary’s Walk event. The funds will be used to buy a gastroscope.
A bi-annual sale in Coquitlam last Saturday to raise money to help kids from low-income families stay fit is being called a “huge success.” Organizer Chris Wilson said the Tri-City KidSport used equipment sale at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex drew more than 1,300 buyers — nearly 500 of them coming through the doors in the first 10 minutes — and collected some $17,000 for the group.
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and provides social services got a chunk of change from the Port Mann/Highway 1 contractor this month. Kiewit/Flatiron General Partnership swung in $60,000 to Share Family and Community Services’ coffers following the company’s annual golf tournament in June. Last year, the company donated $50,000 to the local charity — money also raised from the golf event. “Kiewit/Flatiron is truly impressed by Share’s tremendous accomplishments within the community,” said Ryan Tones, senior project manager at Kiewit/Flatiron, in a release.
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Biz built in parents’ basement By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Just before he graduated from Coquitlam’s Centennial secondary in the late 1990s, Ted Lau placed a note in the school time capsule describing his dream career. “Graphic designer or movie director,” it read. But when it came to apply to Simon Fraser University, Lau registered business as his major — a choice he soon came to regret. As a co-op student, he took a customer service job with the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). He remembers the work being so tedious that he went in to complain to SFU officials. And that’s when luck struck. While on campus, he noticed a sign from the communications faculty advertising a digital video course for the next semester, starting in September. As it turned out, the class was full. Still, Lau managed to get an appointment with the instructor but, before the meeting, he devoured the course text book while commuting by bus to CRTC in Vancouver every day. By his appointment date, his knowledge of the digital video program was so thorough that the teacher waved him in. Three years later, armed with a bachelor of arts degree in communications, Lau found himself without a job and in a failing global economy from the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. However, Lau had a new partner he met at the Vancouver Film Festival who was willing to launch a marketing business with him, called Ballistic Arts Media Studios Inc. And so Lau and Tak Kawana built a website and waited for clients to come. “That didn’t happen,” Lau remembered. “We had no idea at the time what we were doing.” To pay the bills, Lau took a job as a cameraman for Citytv. Then, one day, he got out the phone book and started cold calling to promote their company. “Guess what? No one wanted video but they all said
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they needed a graphic designer because theirs was unreliable.... We were hungry and needed money.” Lau and Kawana restructured Ballistic to create a one-stop shop marketing company, providing video, photos, graphics and web design to a core Metro Vancouver base. They found their niche in smaller businesses that couldn’t afford downtown prices. And, because they offered the full range of digital marketing services, Ballistic also attracted larger fir ms looking for a complete online package. Slowly, the pair built Ballistic, starting from Lau’s parents’ basement. Two years later, they had their first employee — Marisa Woo, Lau’s girlfriend and a fellow SFU communications major — to do the invoicing and computer programming; by 2005, Ballistic boasted six employees. “I was making more than any of my friends from Centennial,” Lau said. Each year, Ballistic
grew at least 25% more from the previous year and, in 2009, after a push from the entrepreneurs’ organization program Accelerator, the company had double the work and 10 employees. Today, the agency grosses under $1 million and has about 120 clients annually — three-quarters of them returns — who prescribe to custom bundles, aptly named Regular Strength, LocoMotion Non-Drowsy Formula and Add on: Rx, for example. Past and cur rent clients include Port Coquitlam’s Treehouse Pub, Phoenix Truck and Crane in Coquitlam, PoCo Building Supplies, Pasta Polo, Wesbild, Westwood Plateau Golf a n d C o u n t r y C l u b, BCAA, Vancity, Tourism New Westminster and the Canadian Mental Health Association BC. As well, it has done gratis work for Share Family and Community Services’ Just Desserts gala fundraiser. Two years a go, Ballistic moved its headquarters to Burnaby after failing to find ad-
equate office space in Coquitlam. And, on June 28, Ballistic marked its 10th anniversary. “A great decade,” said Lau, noting Ballistic hopes to expand to Alberta next year. A former board director for the Tri-Cities’ Chamber of Commerce, Lau said the concept for his “asylum” is simple: Provide remedies to “patients” with marketing ailments and, most importantly, offer topnotch customer service. The creative principal and CEO takes every opportunity he can to meet with clients face to face to analyze their business’ aches and pains. “I’m the sales guy, the visionary,” he said. “I like to know how their company ticks from the inside out. “Like, we had a pub that featured a lot of football games. I started to watch football and, you know what? I’m a football fan now and that translates online for them. “That’s how you stay on top of the game.” email@example.com
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SIGN ME UP 2012! Keep kids busy after school The City of Port Moody has a wide variety of programs that will interest your child and keep them busy after school. For the dancer in the family, So You Think You Can Dance and Hip Hop for Youth will teach them dance skills and personal expression. If you have a pre-schooler at home who likes to dance, Dance and Creativity or Glee Tots will allow them to show off their creative side. For children interested in the environment, Elementary Explorers will focus on outdoorbased earth science, nature, and the ecology of living things. Children can also learn how to make fun, tasty, nutritious snacks in Little Snack Packs. If your child likes the arts, we have Yoga and Art, where basic yoga and art skills are taught. For
teens who like being active, the Youth Running Club will provide a great fitness workout along our local trails. All of these activities are available for students between the hours of 3 p.m.. and 5 p.m. For many youth, volunteering is another way to stay busy after school. It is also a great way to develop new skills and give back to your community. Port Moody has a number of volunteer opportunities with our programs, parks and events. The Youth Focus Committee also meets once a month to provide city council with advice and recommendations on youth issues, strategies and initiatives. Information about these opportunities is available at www.portmoody.ca or by calling 604469-4556.
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Discover the pleasure of reading with your baby at the Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam. Babytime for babies 0 – 12 months and their caregivers will run on Fridays, Sept. 21 – Oct. 12, from 10:15 – 10:40 a.m. Experience the warmth and enjoyment of cuddling with your baby while listening to nursery rhymes and stories. Babytime is free. Please reserve a space for you and your baby beginning Sept. 7. For more information, call the Terry Fox Library at 604-927-7999.
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Consider taking an acting class or learn to play a musical instrument. There are plenty of opportunities for adults this fall at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. For more information, visit www.placesdesarts.ca • Taiko Ensemble (no experience necessary) Learn rhythms, stance, movement and the basic technique needed to play arrangements of simple pieces on the taiko drum. You will also learn technical terms, history and musical skills though rhythmic games, audio and video examples. Practice drums, stands and bachi (sticks) will be provided during each class. No experience necessary. No audition required. Teacher: Eien Hunter-Ishikawa 10129 • Sundays• Sept 9 - June 16, 4 to 5 p.m., $15.75 per class plus tax. • Cello Ensemble Have fun while learning how to play in a small ensemble. You will improve your intonation, rhythm and technique while developing new repertoire and learning to play chamber music. No audition required. All levels welcome. Teacher: Aleksandra Dziobek 10096 • Thursdays, Sept. 27 - June 20 from 8 to 9 p.m. Cost: $15.75 per class (plus $15 annual supply fee) • Adult Intro to Theatre This introductory theatre class will push you to be creative and bold. You will regain your ability to let loose and play while stimulating your imagination and freeing your inner child. Be yourself, break free from the box and make a few friends along the way. Teacher: Amy Feld 9804 • Wednesdays, Sept 26 to Dec. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $181
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Hardy winter vegetables can be seeded now IN THE GARDEN Brian Minter
ugust is a very important transitional time in our vegetable gardens. Some vegetables are still maturing, but many others have finished completely, leaving gaps here and there that could still produce a few crops. In coastal areas, an excellent selection of vegetables can be planted now for harvesting from September through next March and beyond. In southwestern B.C., our vegetable gardens can be producing 12 months a year, and even in some colder parts of the province, selective planting can be done. Potted perennial vegetables, like horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes and rhubarb, can be planted now. Perennial herbs like mint, parsley, chives, marjoram and oregano can also be planted for some late fall and early spring additions to your culinary dishes. September is also the best time to plant garlic for next year. For some delicious spinach-like greens, Swiss chard can be planted now. Once established, it will tolerate a fair bit of cold before it either freezes or goes dormant. The same is true of spinach. ‘Perpetual Spinach’, which is actually a chard, and West Coast Seeds’ ‘Bloomsdale Savoy’ are two varieties that can be used in 45 days. There is even time for some root crops like beets. In the worst case scenario, all you
will get are the greens, but even they are delicious. The novelty varieties, like ‘Little Egypt’ for example, mature in 34 days — now that is quick! Lettuce is, by far, the most popular of greens, and seeded now, almost any variety of leaf lettuce will do just fine. The ‘Butter Crunch’ type matures in about 60 days, while the loose leaf varieties, like ‘Black Seeded Simpson’ and ‘Red Sails’, will be on your table in 45 days. For winter greens, ‘Corn Salad’ is still one of the best as is ‘Winter Density.’ Both have better flavour with a light frost. Certain varieties of bunching onions and scallions can still be planted for fall harvests SUBMITTED PHOTO because they mature Grow your own in 60 days. Up until salad greens this that time, you have the winter. greens to enjoy. There are also hardy winter varieties you can plant now for harvesting in spring. ‘Kincho’ and ‘Pacific’ will survive most winters. Who couldn’t find a spot now for radishes? Almost any variety matures in 25 days and in drier weather, you will find fewer maggots. Keep them out of old cabbage areas and rake a little wood ash into the soil for better maggot control.
out your winter gardens. You will probably not have enough empty spaces to plant all these wonderful fall and winter vegetables, but give some a try. When the weather cools down and all the tomatoes, peas, beans and peppers are gone, just think what you can look forward to — your own fresh taste of fall and winter.
Winter cauliflower, like ‘Galleon’ or ‘Purple Cape’, and cabbage, like ‘January King’, will mature in February if planted now. ‘Purple Sprouting’ broccoli is another winter favourite, too. Many folks also transplant the late ‘Siberian’,’Black Tuscan’ and ‘Redbor’ kale at this time of year. Winter hardy leeks can go in now as well, to round
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Jr. A’s eye all Minto marbles By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Deo Kumar (left) of Coquitlam’s Cottonwood United, a team comprising males aged 15-25, challenges a Hismoc player for the ball during action in the Western Canada Nepali Soccer Tournament last weekend in Surrey. Cottonwood won the eight-team event in its first-ever appearance in it.
Dobbie hot as A’s knot WLA final By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Dane Dobbie of the Coquitlam Adanacs was as hot after the game Tuesday as he was during it. The A’s leading scorer whipped in three third-period goals – all bullets high to the stick side of Langley Thunder goalie Brodie MacDonald – as Coquitlam prevailed 9-8 at Poirier Sports Complex. The victory evened the bestof-seven Western Lacrosse Association final series at a game apiece, with Game 3 set for Thursday in Langley. Game 4 goes Saturday at 7:45 p.m. back at Poirier. Dobbie didn’t come out of the A’s dressing room after for an interview request, with an
Adanac team official informing media members, “He’s not in the mood to talk right now.” On the phone with The Tri-City News on Wednesday morning, Dobbie insisted it was no big deal. “It was just after the game... I needed to settle down a bit and take a couple breaths,” he said. “It’s the WLA final, there’s a lot of pressure. You don’t get this opportunity very often.” A melee involving both teams’ occurred on the floor at game’s end but the referees were quick to usher both squads to their respective dressing quarters. “I don’t really know what happened there,” said A’s g eneral mana g er Randy Delmonico, who also serves an
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“It’s the WLA final... you don’t get this opportunity very often.” A’s star Dane Dobbie assistant coach. “That game was over. We just wanted to get our guys off the floor so nobody got into trouble.” After a goal-filled first period that ended with Coquitlam leading 5-4, markers were hard to come by in the second. Ex-Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs’ players Tor Reinholdt and Athan Iannucci tallied 53 seconds apart to put Langley up 6-5 going into
the third, where the A’s and Dobbie out-scored the visitors 4-2 to squeeze out the win. “I was aiming there,” Dobbie said of his three topshelf rockets on MacDonald, another former Jr. Adanac. “I hit in the backside earlier in the game so I thought I’d go higher. Luckily, they went in for me.” Dobbie’s third goal of the period and the game with 7:13 remaining stood as the winner. U n l i k l e y s c o r e r Ro s s Halliday played unsung hero for the A’s, netting two key goals, as did Jason Jones. Coquitlam singles went to Kevin Olson and Travis Cornwall. see A’S A S ‘COULD COULD WIN’, WIN , page 34
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When it mattered most, the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs came through most. Down 4-2 after the first period, the Jr. A’s rallied to out-score the host Warriors 9-4 in the second and then pumped in the game’s final three goals in the third on way to a 15-11 triumph Wednesday over the defending national champions in Whitby, Ont. The victory advanced the Jr. A’s into the bestof-three Minto Cup Jr. A final series starting today (Friday) versus the Ontario champs, the Orangeville Northmen. G a m e 2 i s s e t fo r Saturday while Game 3, if needed, will go Sunday. “We played quite well in the first period... there were a couple strange bounces and we were down a couple goals,” Jr. A’s head coach Neil Dinsdale told The Tri-City News on the phone Thursday from Whitby. “All we talked about [during the intermission] was to come out and play with more passion, and they [A’s players] did. We played well the whole game, I thought.” It was a total turnaround from Tuesday, when the Jr. A’s sat out five regulars and fell 17-8 to the same Whitby crew in a mean-little contest to conclude round-robin play. The Northmen had already advanced to the final with a 3-0 record, while the 0-3 Calgary Mountaineers were bounced from playoff contention. Dinsdale said his players have to be at the top of their game to
knock off the heralded Northmen. “They’re a good team, a lot like Whitby,” he said. “They have a high lacrosse IQ and good goaltending. There’s really not one or two things you do to beat certain teams, i t ’s t h e l i t t l e things that are important. One of those BERG is ball possession. The longer you have the ball, the longer you make their defence work and [try to] tire them out.” Dinsdale added getting the jump in the first game of the series today would be nice, but he noted last year’s Jr. Adanacs won the opener before dropping the next two games to Whitby and lost the Minto final in Okotoks, Alta. Coquitlam won the Minto Cup as tournament hosts in 2010. “It’s important [to win the first game] although the winner still has a long way to go,” Dinsdale noted. O n W e d n e s d a y, Wesley Berg rallied the Jr. A’s with four goals and two assists, while Reid Reinholdt was the team’s top point producer with two tallies and five helpers. Vincent Ricci netted three goals, with Matthew Dinsdale and Robert Church also supplying a pair apiece. Jeff Cornwall and Ben McIntosh rounded out the Coquitlam scoring cast. Jr. A’s goalie Davide DiRuscio, who was a healthy scratch Tuesday when back-up Riley Camazzola took over, was steady in stopping 43 shots.
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Keel takes on Tour field By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Coquitlam 17-year-old Jisoo Keel is confident about her golf game, so much so she believes she isn’t too far away from making an impact soon on the LPGA Tour. When interviewed with four other national team amateurs Wednesday prior to Thursday’s start of the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open at her hometown Vancouver
Golf Club, Keel felt she and her Team Canada teammates will all be giving other Tour players a run for their money in time. “I think our game is really close to being on par with the Tour girls,” said Keel, who teed off at 8:06 this morning (Friday) in a threesome with Minea Blomqvist and Maria Hernandez. “The biggest difference I think is their experience and the media, and how they handle the
pressure. Hopefully, I’ll get better at that.” Meanwhile, LPGA Tour phenom Michelle Wie, who won the Cn C a n a d i a n Wo m e n’s Open in 2010, said she’s thrilled to be gunning for the crown again. “I love playing golf up in Canada,” Wie said. “I absolutely love it up here. I think the crowds... the people are just so nice.” After the cut, the final two Open rounds run Saturday and Sunday.
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LPGA player Sandra Gal putts on the 18th green during Wednesday’s CN Canadian Women’s Open golf pro-am event.
Lee leads Juv. golf Henry Lee of Coquitlam continued to set the pace at the B.C. Juvenile boys golf championship Wednesday in Princeton, where he followed up his first round four-under-par 68 with a second-round 71. The two-round-total of five-under-par 139 put Lee, 14, four strokes ahead of his nearest competitors heading
into final-round action Thursday [after The TriCity News’ deadline]. Three players sat in that tie for second at a one-under-par 143. Coquitlam’s Jooho Lee was alone if sixth spot with a one-over-par 145 total, while Kevin Vigna of Coquitlam was tied for seventh in the 59-shooter field with a two-over 146 score.
A’s ‘could win easier’ pleased to see the powerplay connect on five of seven chances. “We’ re making it real hard on ourselves to win. We could win easier,” Delmonico said. “They [Thunder] are spending a lot of time with the ball and our defence is getting tired being out there so long.”
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The Thunder’s Iannucci led all pointgetters in the game with four goals and two assists. Delmonico said the A’s have to do a better job offensively of controlling the play when at even strength but was
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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
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IN MEMORIAM FRASER BRENT JAMES August 26, 1958 - May 9, 1980
SPECIAL THOUGHTS OF YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY Happy memories of you, Come our way Time will never take them away, As in our hearts you will always stay. Lovingly remembered, Mom and Bev
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Parkland Players & Meadowbrook Players
Reggio Emilla Approach
May 22, 1952 ~Aug 16, 2012 LUSCHNAT, Filomena “Phyllis / Fanny” (nee Chine) Born 1922. Our beloved Mom passed away with her family by her side, August 21, 2012, age 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Roderick 1998, father Dominic 1948, brother Joe 1950, mother Maria 1983, & sister Anita Marshall 1984. Lovingly survived by her children: Sylvia Bell, Diana (Andy) Mernett, Rod (Sandra) and Anita (Dennis) Werk. Also, sister Rose Phillips; 5 loving grandchildren & 8 cherished great grandchildren. Plus many relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday August 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 3141 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam. Reverend Father Thompson, Celebrant, followed by interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery “Creekside”, 3789 Royal Oak Ave. Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers donations to McKenney Creek Hospice 11762 Laity St., Maple Ridge BC, would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ﬁrstmemorialfuneral.com
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Phillip John Ricci, an avid car and motorcycle buff, softball player and a collector of memorabilia. He is survived by his loving wife Cherrie, his son Tyler, nephews Richard (Bella & Domenic), Jim (wife Shalynne & Nicolas), and David, niece Kim, and cousins Connie (Marty, Kristi and Niko), Nicoletta (Steve) and Maria (Dan). His loving sisterin-law Susan (daughter Cheri and husband Curtiss, daughters Cassidy and Natalie), son Scott (wife Jodie, sons Jace and Colby). Brother-in-law Moe (wife Tina, son Lance, daughter Michelle and husband Lonny, sons Michael and Brody). Brother-in-law Den (sister-in-law Carolyn). Phil will be sadly missed by his family, car enthusiasts, ball players and fellow workers at Canada Post and Freightliner. Also, greatly missed by his dog Niki. For a man of very few words, he was loved and respected by so many. Services will be held on August 27, 2012 at 2:00pm at Burquitlam Funeral Chapel, 625 North Road, Coquitlam, B.C.
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(2 Person Team or Couple) U-Haul Company of B.C. is looking for a two person team or couple to proﬁtably manage a U-Haul Storage location and all aspects of storage transactions, customer service, equipment rentals, record-keeping and security. Postion requires a valid drivers license. Must be able to live onsite. Apartment provided. Good computer skills necessary.
Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Coquitlam: where urban vitality combines with abundant natural beauty and a thriving cultural milieu. The City of Coquitlam, approximate population of 125,000, is carving out a unique presence that is attracting more and more people to its neighbourhoods and signiﬁcant investment to its infrastructure.
TFT up to approx. Aug. 2013
2273 Sorrento Dr. Coquitlam
Montessori Centre Now accepting registration for September 2012
We offer the following programs: • F/T day care (7am - 6 pm) • Full day Kindergarten (7am 6 pm) • Before and after Kindercare servicing Glenayre Elementary (limited spaces) • AM Preschool programme (limited spaces) • Music programme For more information on our programmes please visit us at www.glenayremontessori.com We are conveniently located on the school grounds of Glenayre Elementary. Sept
Contact us at 604-937-0084 LIVE-IN Caregiver needed FT for Coquitlam family. Must be able to work some afterschool hours. Near Coq Ctr bus loop. Call (604)8688687.
ALLNER, Janet August 9, 2012
Now accepting registration for September 2012
COMING EVENTS Kerrisdale Antiques Fair. 5670 East Blvd, Vanc. Adm. $7
Janet on August 9, 2012 late of Maple Ridge aged 69 years. Loving and devoted wife of John. Dearest Mom to Philip (Brandy) and Stefan, Grandmother to Sean, Johnathan and baby Emily. Sister-in-law to Maureen (Colin) Speed of Bournemouth, England. Funeral Services to be held on Monday August 27th at First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, Port Coquitlam. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
EXP’D CAREGIVER has openings bright, cheery, child friendly enviro. Educ. circle time, table top activities, daily crafts, lunch, snacks, lrg fenced yrd. 604-861-7297, 604908-3848.
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WITNESS NEEDED MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
July 26, 2012 at 5:15 PM Anyone who witnessed a hit and run accident on July 26, 2012 at 5:15pm on the Hastings curve entering the easterly flow of traffic on the Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam please contact Jerry S. Adler of Coric Adler Wenner at 604-736-5500
Open 7 am - 6 pm Accepting new registration 2012 /2013 Qualified ECE Staff Full Program: Variety of activities & games, arts & crafts, music & drama, etc. To register call 604-468-9788 or email email@example.com Come and see the daycare on September 04, 2012 at 3396 Wilkie Ave. on Burke Mountain, Coquitlam. (Behind Leigh Elementary School)
Reporting to the Senior Transportation Planning Engineer, you will be part of a fast-paced team responsible for responding to the transportation challenges of our growing community. You will analyze transportation planning related data, prepare reports, perform skilled drafting work, conduct site investigations, research, compile and assemble data and documentation using a variety of tools such as GIS and CAD software. You are a dynamic, energetic person with excellent oral and written communication skills and are an effective team player who has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and provides information, interpretation, and assistance to a variety of internal and external contacts. You have knowledge of the by-laws, municipal policies, practices applicable to your work and other departments. You refer your work for review and discussion and are capable of exercising independent judgement and action and of proposing options to solve problems within established guidelines and practices on policy matters. The ideal candidate for this position will have technical school or university courses in urban geography, civil engineering or related disciplines or an equivalent combination of training and experience plus a sound knowledge of transportation planning and drafting techniques. Effective use of computers to prepare elementary designs, create graphic presentations, retrieve and manipulate data and to develop a transportation database in GIS is also required. A Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required. The CUPE hourly rate of $30.52 - $36.02 (2011 rates) is offered, plus a competitive benefits package. Please submit a cover letter and résumé, citing reference TCN #2012-100899, by 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 27, 2012 to: City of Coquitlam - Human Resources Division 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2 Phone: 604-927-3070 Fax: 604.927.3075 email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.coquitlam.ca The City of Coquitlam is an Equal ual Opportunity Employer
LOST AND FOUND
LOST: COCKATIEL, July 19. Orange cheeks, yellow face, Nr David & Pinetree. Reward offered. Please call 604-942-4277.
We thank all applicants for their interests; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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8118 333-359 Decaire St (odd) 356-376 Duncan St 1566-1778 Hammond Ave 378-399 Laurtian Cres 1551-1768 Thomas Ave
Now accepting registration for 2012/2013 School Year
9021 1219-1298 Benneck Way 1219-1284 Coutts Pl 1161-1197 Coutts Way 253-1277 Eastern Dr (odd) 2650-2682 Kalssen Crt (even)
Inside LBD Lord Baden Powell School 450 Joyce St. Coquitlam (Across from the Vancouver Golf Course off Austin)
To register, please call us at 604-931-1549 or visit us at: www.sunnygatemontessori.com
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8307 622-770 Austin Ave 435-449 Guilby St (odd) 408-449 Selman St 624-763 Sydney Ave
Professional Business Broker Want to be independent? Are you self driven with sales & business or legal, accounting or financial knowledge? Paciﬁc Business Brokers is growing and looking to add a professional business broker in this area. If you think you would like to explore this opportunity in the business brokerage profession. Please note this is a commission only position.
Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
Please forward your resume in conﬁdence to pbacinello@ paciﬁcbusinessbrokers.com
CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS
Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca
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DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.
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8643 1711-1915 Charland Ave 1568-1793 Dansey Ave 425-435 Decaire St (odd) 429-477 Laurentian Cres
GROCERY STORE PRODUCT SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Food Demonstrator 6-10 days a month in Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Price Smart, London Drugs and more! Job Description: You must be outgoing, able to work on your own, enjoy talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: Fri & Sat and/or Sat & Sun (the 2 days vary; you need to be available any 2 of the 3 days). from 11-5, 11-6 or 12-6. Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Able to stand 6-7 hr./day • Own a vehicle to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in North Burnaby.
Call JMP Marketing toll-free at 604-294-3424, press ext. 30 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979
An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator 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. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.
ARE YOU a self starter who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of seniors? A Residential Complex Care facility in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, on Vancouver Island is recruiting for a full-time Occupational Therapist. This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified OTs please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
8208 1413-1429 Brunette Ave 1304-1418 Cartier Ave 250-324 Casey St 1308-1410 Hachey Ave 308-316 Laval Square 820-1309 Laval Square 211-327 Laval St 320-325 Millview St 9709 1280-1320 Durant Dr 1200-1300 Hayward Lane (even) 1296-1320 Johnson St (even) 2800-2871 McLaughlin Ave 2628-2841 McLaughlin Crt 2627-2879 Walton Ave (odd) 9021 1219-1298 Benneck Way 1219-1284 Coutts Pl 1161-1197 Coutts Way 1253-1277 Eastern Dr 2650-2682 Klassen Crt 9115 2564-2569 Gail Ave 2630-2636 Gail Ave 3314-3495 Jervis St 2557-2789 Kitchener Ave 3390-3496 Lancaster St 3358-3495 Raleigh St 9153 1536-1697 Chadwick Ave 2715-2871 Coast Meridian Rd 1531-1654 St Albert Ave 2814-2854 St Catherine St 2821-2837 St James St 2806-2841 St Michael St
SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has increased our fleet. We have openings for experienced drivers in our flatbed division. Late model equipment, steady work, extended benefits, satellite dispatch, e-logs and fully assigned tractors. We need drivers experienced with flat-bed work, US capable an asset, some Canada Only runs available. Please fax resume and current abstract 1250-357-2009. Contact 1-888-3572612 Ext 230 or check us out www.sutco.ca
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
GM EAST INDIAN Restaurant is now hiring Dishwasher & Kitchen helpers, full & part time. Drop in with resume to 20726 Lougheed Hwy, between 2 & 5pm. No phone calls please.
THE DRIVE OF EXCELLENCE
BULK PETROLEUM Denwill, a carrier of bulk liquid petroleum products based in Burnaby requires
Class 1 Drivers
We offer: • Competitive Hourly pay with Safety Bonus • Great bene¿ts package • Excellent equipment • 4 on and 4 off work schedule • Steady year round local work • On the job training leading to certi¿cation in the transportation and handling of petroleum products We require Drivers with: an excellent safety record 3 years exp. Class 1 with Air Email your resume and current drivers abstract to: HR@denwill.net
Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators Run AB, SK, BC on a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE!
Do you want to: • Work a Tuesday – Saturday schedule? • Work a Sunday – Thursday schedule? • Work a Monday – Friday night schedule? …or tell us what works for you! We can work with our available options to help create the position you have been waiting for – we are busy in the West! Get into the Driver’s seat with a recognized industry leader earning the income you deserve! Are you a quality Class 1 Driver or Owner Operator? Our Recruiters are ready to take your call!
The preferred candidate will have: • A sound technical/mechanical background • Demonstrated superior performance in material handling, shipping/ receiving and inventory management • Understanding and knowledge of safety programs • Effective interpersonal, communication and organizational skills • Strong supervisory experience and related product knowledge • Knowledge of export process is an assest Donald’s Fine Foods offers a competitive salary and beneﬁts package. Please send covering letter and resume to: careers@donaldsﬁnefoods.com or fax 604-875-6031
Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430
OWNER OPERATORS REQUIRED
LINEHAUL SIGNING BONUS
Van Kam’s group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based out of our Surrey Terminal for runs throughout B.C. PRINCE GEORGE and Alberta. Applicants have winter and Group mountain,of driving experience/ Van-Kammust Freightways’ Companies training. requires Owner Operators for runs out of our We offer above average rates and excellent employee beneﬁts. Prince Terminal.drivers, call Bev, 604-968-5488 or To join ourGeorge team of Professional email a resume, current and details W ff ll driver’s t tabstractWi t / ofMtruck to: t i email@example.com or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest in Van-Kam, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.
BECOME A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR Earn Your Diploma in 1 Year Applications being accepted for On campus and home study programs Call today for Career Options
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BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision”. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!
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The successful candidate will be required to manage the warehouse team which consists of shippers, receivers, drivers, forklift operators as well as liaise with the inside sales team and purchasing department.
Established 1947 Established 1947
We are currently recruiting for: Warehouse Manager
INTERESTED IN PSYCHOLOGY?
and quote the route number.
Donald’s Fine Foods is a progressive and growing specialty meats processing and distribution company serving both international and domestic markets. As we continue to grow, we are seeking qualiﬁed candidates to join our team.
Hauling Freight for Friends for60 65Years Years Hauling Freight for Friends for Over
Other routes not listed may be avail. Please call to enquire. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation
9025 910-983 Fort Fraser Rise 9724 2602-2641 Auburn Pl 2630-2646 Brewster Dr 1325-1341 Erksine St 1330-1340 Talbot Crt
10 Customer Service positions available! Up to $20.00/hr paid weekly Must work well with others!!! Call Erica 604 777 2195
8777 1266 1356 Lansdowne Dr
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Live-in resident caretaker needed for a smaller rental building in the Maple Ridge area; duties to include but not limited to renting of suites, collections, cleaning and minor maintenance. Salary based on experience with beneﬁts after probationary period.
The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area:
Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.
SUNNY GATE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
HOME Based Business. FREE online training. Flex hours. www.project4wellness.com
H&R Block needs tax professionals. Classes begin mid September Study with us. Q Choose a class schedule and location convenient to you. Q Receive high quality training. Q Start a rewarding career.* Register online at hrblock.ca or call 1-877-32BLOCK (322-5625) for details. *Enrolment in, or completion of, the course is neither an offer nor guarantee of employment. Some restrictions apply.
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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.
604-460-8058 #7 - 20306
Only those with these qualiﬁcations will be considered.
Automotive/Light truck Journeyman Mechanic with Diesel experience in Kamloops BC call/fax 1-250-372-7333 email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
DRILLER / BLASTER with valid ticket required. Must have a min. of three years experience building logging roads.
near Safeway - Sunwood Square
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
Competitive Wages & Beneﬁts After 3 mos.
Please fax: 604-796-0318 or e-mail: email@example.com
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for a busy logging company in
MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician
CONCRETE & PLACING
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.
Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.
• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries
Contact Raj 604-710-1581 or e-mail resume: firstname.lastname@example.org WELDERS, LABOURERS & EXCAVATOR OPERATORS onsite work in Bob Quinn Lake. 604-888-0306 Email: email@example.com
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured
WDesign & Renovations WDecks WFences WStairs W Retaining walls WRailings Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.
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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.
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.
NO Wood byproducts used
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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates
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Clean to Perfection Reliable / Honest ICBC & Veteran’s Claims Lic’d / Ins. ~ Windows Free Gift Certificates
CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING $20/hr - Min 3hrs. All supplies incl except vacuum. Judy 604-839-6410 .
ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, Plumbing Res/Comm. Liability Ins & WCB. 604-600-1368
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125
UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN
604-465-3189 Ed’s ROTOTILLING & LANDSCAPING
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
604-941-2263 / 604-725-7246
~ Free Estimates ~
PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD
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Drain Tile ~ Stumps Concrete Removal Site Prep ~ Land Clearing Bobcat Work & Excavator
Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
LOOKING FOR WORK?
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
Check out bcclassified.com Help Wanted - Class 130
329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS JUST SIMPLY BETTER Int./Ext. + Power Washing. 75 years exp. combined 604-467-2532
Specialists in: - ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS
604 - 835 - 4441 Little Bins Disposal Ltd. Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
Cell 778-688-1012 msg
#1 IN RATES AND SERVICE. Clogged drains, drips, garbs, renos & installs. Lic/Ins. 604-805-2488.
NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses “JUST A GREAT JOB!”
A-1 EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR. Quality job, senior rates, free est, residential, commercial. Refs. 15 yrs exp. No job too small.Call 604-476-0766
GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
Meadows Landscape Supply
HOOT & OWL CUSTOM TILE WORK or BATHROOMS
Gary 604-339-5430 ❖ New Lawns ❖ Landscape ❖ Garden Designs ❖ Installation ❖ Yard Clean-ups ❖ Pruning ❖ Cedar Fencing ❖ Maintenance
WorkSafeBC insured. Special OFFER !! see.. www.expertpowerwashing.com
Handyman - 604-518-4778 WCB & Liability Insured. www.lwrestoration.com
Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning & Repairs. (Res. & Strata). Window Cleaning. Prompt Service. Call Grants Home Maint. 604-936-2808.
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
Running this ad for 8yrs
Local & Long Distance
Starting $40/hr. LICENSED & INSURED ✶ Local & Long Distance ✶ ✶ Seniors Discount ✶
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EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES
BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise.
Spring Cleaning Special
ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576
BEST RATE MOVING
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.
Pressure Washing & Window Cleaning.
TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060
Prompt Delivery Available
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
Seven Days a Week
ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
MOVING & STORAGE
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
MARK’S LAWN CARE Mowing lawns, hedge trimming, garbage removal and small handyman repairs. Free Est. 604-308-8073
EXPERT POWER Residential & Commercial
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
Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627
Interior/Exterior. FREE Estimates. Quality job. Fully insured - WCB Please call Sonly.
MISC SERVICES SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton
Shaw Landscaping Ltd We do Complete Landscaping
* Gardening work * Lawn cutting * Trees, shrubs. * Property Maint., Fencing * Hedging & pruning * New Turf or lawn * Spring Clean-up
Home Renovations and New Construction
Seniors Discount Book by end of Aug. - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857
778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES
✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640
Tiles, Plumbing, Under ﬂoor Heating etc.
✶Dump Site Now Open✶
Drywall work/rubbish removal
✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel
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F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
KITCHEN & BATH RENO’S
12 - 40 yard Rolloff Bins
STAN’S PAINTING Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.
Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery
AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081
BEST in the BIN - NESS
POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.
LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING
F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting
Robert J. O’Brien
Happy Place Garden & Home Services. Gardening, Pruning, Landscaping, Trimming and Handy Home Services. 604-615-4356
CONCRETE & PLACING
PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY
*Rototilling *Levelling *Gardens *Loader Work *Brush Cutter
17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
778-840-2421 BEST CLEANERS AROUND GUARANTEED! Since 1985. Residential & Commercial Weekly, Bi-Monthly - Best Rates! MAIDS R’ US 604-808-0212
all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.
278 FURNITURE REFINISHING 236
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure
PEDRO’S Contracting & Drainage. Landscaping, Water Lines & Cement work. Call 604-468-2919.
MOVING & STORAGE
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945
Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rentals
LINDBJERG Chimney & Masonry Service 604-614-7516 Call Henning for Free Consultation & Troubleshooting
LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620
Bin delivery within 24hr of order
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed
101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)
Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”
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
NO JOB TOO SMALL!
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RENO & REPAIR
778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger
INSTALLERS & HELPERS for SHOWER DOOR & CLOSET ORGANIZER INSTALLATION
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3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq.
175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS
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WESTWOOD CONCRETE WE SERVICE ALL AREAS • Stamped Concrete • Forming • Patios, Pools & Decks • Removal / Repairs • Custom Design • Bobcat & Mini Excavator
30 Years Experience
Competitive Wages & Beneﬁts After 3 mos.
Harrison Mills . Must have valid BC drivers licence & provide own tools. At least two year’s previous experience required.
Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station
Please fax resumes to: 604-528-8084 or email Cocosclothestoyou@shaw.ca
604-787-8061 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
604-230-3539 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed.
Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
www.paintspecial.com Pay-Less Pro Painting
Complete ReRoofing Ltd + gutters, shingles, cedar, flat roof, 20 yr exp. Sr’s disc. WCB, BBB, 604-725-0106
EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of rooﬁng work.
Ext./Int. Summer Special
New Roof, Reroof, Repairs.
LOOK for our YARD SIGNS
D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing
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FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
www.tricitynews.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362
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FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
BLUEBERRIES. U-PICK $1.30 lb. WE-PICK $2.00 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway
FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
#1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339
But Dead Bodies!!
220.JUNK(5865) Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
Residential & Commercial Services
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
We Recycle! GO GREEN!
P/B Choc. lab puppies, 5 left, born June 27, CKC reg. vetâœ“ $750. 604217-6551 or 604-825-1730. P/B MINI Aussie Shepherd puppies, 1M, 1F. Vet3 ready now. Contact 604-308-8784 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782
Tree removal done RIGHT! â€˘ Tree & Stump Removal â€˘ CertiďŹ ed Arborists â€˘ 20 yrs exp. â€˘ 60â€™ Bucket Truck â€˘ Crown Reduction â€˘ Spiral Pruning â€˘ Land Clearing â€˘ Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured â€˘ Best Rates ~
Two Registered German Shepherd Males. Excellent breeding lines. $800 each. Serious inquiries only. Call 604-869-3349.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
MISC. FOR SALE
Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work
Monday Aug 27th, 7pm
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
Rivers Inlet Family Townhomes A short walk to Shopping mall, schools & recreation.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 SL, 38K fully loaded, heated lthr seats, snrf, exc cond, $16,900. (604)306-6216 2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8600/firm. 604-538-9257.
SHARED HOUSE Room For Rent $500 Resort Living Newer farm house w/ beautiful Mnt. view. Separate washroom. Shared kit. & lndry. N/P, N/S. Cls. to amens. & golf course. Fully furnished. Includes Basic Cable & Internet Refs. Req. 778-688-9421
COQUITLAM. Westwood Plateau. â€œSilver Springsâ€?. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Ns/np. Inste ldry, pool, gym, Whistler inspired, beautiful & stylish. Refâ€™s. $1350. Sept1. 604-512-8725
STORAGE 2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER
COQUITLAM RV / BOAT & MISC. STORAGE
Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7450 obo (604)817-1945
2007 WILDERNESS trailer, bought new in 2009 - 28â€™, Alum frame, 2 doors, 2 slides, Q bed, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $18,500/obo. 604-856-3777 2008 CROSSROADS Seville 38â€™ 5th wheel. Winter package. 4 slideouts, fireplace, Corian counters, 17 cu.ft. dble door fridge, oak cabinets, electric awning, lots of heated storage. Luxury year round living! $43,800. 604-870-4799
Safe & Secure.
Queen Anne Apts. INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.
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604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge CertiďŹ ed Crime Free Buildings NEW WEST 621 Colburne; Avail Aug 1, quiet & clean 1 bdrm, 1 blk fr Queens Park & Canada Games pool. No pets, $740. 604-454-4540 POCO North. Large 2/bdrm apt. Carport, storage, $786/mo. + util. Avail now. N/P, N/S. (604)270-1039
COQUITLAM lrg 2bdr grnd lvl bsmt in quiet family home nr all amens. With insuite w/d, cbl, f/p, small yard. Ns/np, avail Sept 1st. $1100/mo incl utils. Call 604-880-7237
NICE! Lg.1 bd. Nr. bus, prks. Lndry, dw, pkg, stge, wifi, $850. Sept. 15. NS, NP, rf rq. 778-285-8820
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. $800 & $850/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.
2232 McAllister Ave
(604)941-7721 PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail Sept 15. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 778-355-1808, 604-469-9100,
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
COQUITLAM, Westwood Plateau, Newer 2 bdrm, w/d, incl heat & elc, Ns/Np, avail Sept 1st, $1200/mo, Call 604-328-2280
1 Bdrm suite $735 2 Bdrm corner suite $895
COQUITLAM, 1018 Quadling Ave. Avail Aug 15th. 1 Bdrm bsmt ste in 4-plex. 4 Appls, peaceful backyard, close to shopping & bus. $775/mo. No Pets. 604-454-4540.
NEW 1 bdrm bsmt suite 600 sq ft. Near Como Lake No Smoking and No Pets Please Sept 1 - $800 mo incls utils. 778-995-4280
PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 1 & 3 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
HOME of Your Dreams!
RECREATIONAL/SALE 1988 TAURUS 5th wheel 25.5 foot $3500. obo (604)463-4488
Clean, very quiet, large,
Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213
* Renovated Suites *
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
CARS - DOMESTIC
2001 NEON LX 2.0L, 4 dr A/C, P/W, sunroof, new rad, rear brakes, near new tires & battery Aircared to 2014 $2900. (604)460-9636 2006 CHRYSLER 300, 4 dr, loaded, 77K, fresh AirCare, awesome shape, $9950. Jim 604-828-2084
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION
3 Bedroom townhouse available now (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.
POCO West - 2 bdrm bsmt ste incl. heat, elec. shrd lndry. Priv. entr. n/s. Sept. 1st. $900: (604)464-0004 PORT COQUITLAM, 1 bdrm, F/S, shrd lndry, avail. now. $700 + 1/3 utils, incl. cbl/net. (604)805-8262.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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
MAILLARDVILLE - Coquitlam - Renoâ€™d 3 bdrm main ďŹ‚oor - All appl. In-suite lndry. Cls to all amen. & schools. Sept. 1. N/S. Cat only. $1550. Noura 1-604-615-5110.
Metal Recycling Ltd. We Pay CA$H For â€˘Auto â€˘Scrap Metals â€˘Batteries â€˘Machinery â€˘Lead
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares reqâ€™d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938 PORT Moody - Townhouse - 3 BR; 1 Bath 1100 sf; lndry; $1350 n/s,n/p nr bus and Newport Village 604941-2990 Avail Sept 1.
Autos â€˘ Trucks â€˘ Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
PORT MOODY TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS
1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 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 Co-op 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and townhomes Available immediately $810 - $1100/month No subsidy available
PERFECT LOCATION In the City of the Arts! On-site Manager
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1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS ALSO AVAILABLE
Coquitlam Centre â€œRaphael Towersâ€? 1 Bdrm & den apt. $975 to $1100 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
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 COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.
2008 FORD 350, diesel. Black. 3 yr warranty left. $27,000. Call 604589-6032 or 604-807-6022. 2008 FORD F150 regular cab 2 whl dr 8ft box auto V6 only 14,000kms, silver $10,000 firm 604-538-4883
DreamCatcher Auto Loans â€œ0â€? Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
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Close to transit, shopping & schools
Call (604) 942-2012
3 Bedroom townhouse available immediately (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.
PORT COQUITLAM. 2/bdrm condo. patio, stor. 5/appli. 2 bths, $1300 Sept 1/15. 604-941-9418
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Real Estate Section - Class 600â€™s
HOMES FOR RENT
COQUITLAM OFFICE SPACE WESTWOOD CORP. CENTRE Various sizes of office space available CALL 604-944-2963
515-525 Foster Avenue
1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$890
WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877
Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist
Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322 www.centralauction.ca
201 Laval Street, Coquitlam. Close to Hwy 1 and skytrain station. 1-bd, $750/mo. 2-bd, $900/mo. 3-bd, $1050/mo. Heat, hot water, parking and storage included. Coin laundry in building. NS, NP. 1 year lease. Please contact Glemys @ (604) 808-3646 (9am-6pm) for more information and viewing
AUCTIONS Antique & Collectible Auction
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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
RECYCLE-IT! â€˘ Estate Services â€˘ Electronics â€˘ Appliances â€˘ Old Furniture â€˘ Construction â€˘ Yard Waste â€˘ Concrete â€˘ Drywall â€˘ Junk â€˘ Rubbish â€˘ Mattresses & More!
MAPLE RIDGE, Albion 5 bdrm, 2.5 bath, on 2 acres. Workshop/carport. $1795. Horses welcome. 778-8935972 or (604)306-1701
P.Meadows Brand New. Solaris Towers. *1 Bdrm +den $1100. 5 Appls, nr WCE, shops, parks, schls. Refâ€™s reqâ€™d. NS/NP.
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
Yorky Shih Tzu cross. 9 mo. male. Needs more TLC. $300. shots & kennel. 604-596-8465, 771-9583
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755.
MULTI-FAMILY Garage Sale Saturday August 25th 9 am - 4 pm 1616 Chadwick Ave. Port Coquitlam
SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, 9 weeks old, selecting and caring for loveable precious puppies, (604)826-6311
RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!
MALTI-POO Puppies For Sale Vet, vaccine 2 f, 3 m call 604-826-8189 email@example.com
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
GOLDEN X BERNESE FREE, Ranger needs a social home, a home with 24/7 care, very social, intelligent, since my divorce heâ€™s been suffering from separation anxiety, 7 yrs, 85lbs, black, good shape, lots of energy. Only call if you can meet his needs, Mike 604880-5586
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 Vinyl, Wood and Trex decks, Aluminum and Glass awnings, Wood,Aluminum & Glass Railings D FULLY INSURED D 100% Waterproof Up to 10 year warranty
Baby items & kids toys, household misc. etc. All Items in good shape.
English Bulldog Pups, 7wks. Ch. Bred, shots.Gorgeous show qual. 3Females. $2800. 604-513-0092
â€˘ Portable Toilets â€˘ Fencing â€˘ Containers â€˘ Waste Management â€˘ Storage
â€˘ Twins â€˘ Fulls â€˘ Queens â€˘ Kings 100â€™s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
Saturday, Aug 25 8am - 2pm 3016 ARMADA STREET
MATTRESSES starting at $99
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $150 - Call: 604-484-0379
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
BULL MASTIFF available for stud service. Call 604-997-2001 or 604997-9500
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HOMES FOR RENT
Blue Mountain & Como Lake 2,800sf. 2 lvl. 5 bdrm. 3 bath, lane access hm. Renoâ€™d kit., W/D, D/W, F/S, small pet neg. Easy hwy. access. Cls. to schools.
Avail. Sept. 1 $2500 604.999.3227 or 604.341.9166
TRUCKS & VANS
2000 14FT LUND, 30HP Mariner w/ elec. tilt & start. Oars & depth sounder. Road Runner trailer w/electric winch. Great cond. $6000. 604-944-0541 or 528-1043 20â€™ SKI & FISH BOAT, on trailer 140 HP, new rebuild needs TLC $2800Call for details (604)479-3265
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New 2012 Model clearance!
2012 Ford Fusion SE 2.5L I4, automatic transmission, power locks and windows
2012 Ford F-150 Supercab STX
Automatic transmission, sliding rear window, SYNC Media System with HANDSFREE PHONE,, cruise control,, tilt steering, 18” wheels, SIRIU US Satelliite BRAND Radiio. W
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*Price is plus taxes, $499 documentation fee and is net of all delivery allowance.
*Price is plus taxes, $499 documentation fee, $395 installed bedliner & is net of all delivery allowance.
2008 Mazda 3
A/C, power moonroof, nice car, only 27,000 kms #PC5747.
2012 FORD FOCUS SEL
2007 FORD MUSTANG GT
Hatchback, auto, loaded #PFC1765
Was $21,998 NOW
CONVERTIBLE, low kms, nice car #11ES0837B
Was $23,998 NOW
Was $11,995 NOW
2006 AUDI A3
Auto, panoramic roof, leather, must see #13ED5518A
Was $17,995 NOW
2012 MECEDES BENZ C350 Premium Pkg, only 3900 kms #12F18667Y
Was $52,998 NOW
2005 NISSAN 350Z
Auto, 20’’ wheels, nice car #13EX9103B Was $18,988 NOW
2008 FORD F350
CREWCAB, 4x4, lariat diesel, must see #12F16886A
Was $41,998 NOW
2008 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
AWD SR5, power tailgate, only 47,000 kms #12F33998A
Was $30,988 NOW
2005 FORD F150 CREWCAB 4X4, FX4, canopy, nice truck #13ES4224A
Was $19,995 NOW
2008 FORD EXPEDITION
EDDIE BAUER, m/roof 20” wheels, DVD player only #PT4753
Was $34,988 NOW
Was $29,988 NOW
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4x4, nice truck, great price #PFT1913A
Was $20,988 NOW
2010 MERCEDES GLK 350 AWD, loaded must see! #PT4770
Was $36,988 NOW
THE ALL NEW Dlr# 5231 Metro Motors Ltd.
* Prices are plus taxes and negotiable documentation fee. Payments are based on 6.99%
2008 ESCAPE XLT
4x4, auto, A/C, mags, 45,000 kms #PFT1914 Was $20,998 NOW
2 BLOCKS EAST
2005 NISSAN PATHFINDER
4x4, Nav. System, moonroof #PT4734A
2008 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE LTZ
Was $19,998 NOW
2005 FOCUS SW ZTW
Auto, A/C, low kms, nice car #12F08591A
Was $15,998 NOW
2011 FORD FIESTA
Auto, leather, moonroof, SAVE $$ #PFC1761
2505 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY
August 24, 2012 edition of the The Tri-City News