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Alexander caddies LPGA history THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Brian Alexander, a 63-year-old real estate developer, shot a 67 in his best round ever at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam. Lydia Ko, a 15-year-old Grade 11 student from

New Zealand, fired the same score on the same course on Sunday. The difference between the two — apart from their 48-year age gap — was that with her 67, Ko captured the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open golf championship. As for Alexander, he

carried her bag and pointed her in the right direction, when needed. The bubbly, bespectacled Ko would have collected the top prize of $300,000 U.S. had she not been an amateur and Alexander would have pocketed $30,000 of that as the winning caddy

typically receives 10%. Instead, Alexander, a Burnaby resident and VGC member for 10 years, went home without cash but rich with elation and pride for having been a part of women’s golf history. see ‘UTTERLY’, U , page g A13 3

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“It’s something I’ll cherish forever.” Brian Alexander, on caddying for Lydia Ko, who won the Canadian Open at Coquitlam’s Vancouver Golf Club

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Gabriella Moro of Coquitlam competes for the Lower Mainland in the women’s 65-to-69 category in the hammer throw at the 2012 BC Seniors Games in Burnaby. More sports, see page A22.

Coq. home part of big drug raid Cash & weapons seized as part of massive inquiry BLACK PRESS

Police searched a Coquitlam home last Saturday as part of a series of raids across B.C. that uncovered an

alleged international drug ring involving the Hells Angels. On Tuesday, federal RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Duncan Pound declined to give details of the search on the Coquitlam home, identify who owned it or comment on whether evidence had been found.

But Pound confirmed the home was not the Hell’s Angels clubhouse in Maillardville. The 20-month police investigation focused on marijuana growops in the Okanagan that were being used to help import cocaine into Canada. At a press conference on Monday,

RCMP said the Kelowna Hell’s Angels clubhouse was one of the five locations searched over the weekend with raids also conducted in Kamloops, Osoyoos, Vernon and Coquitlam. On Monday in Vancouver, the RCMP displayed stacks of $50 and $100 bills as they

gave reporters a briefing on five raids conducted throughout the province to take down an international drug smuggling operation. RCMP are not confirming which of the locations the cash was seized from. see MEXICO MEXICO,, page A8

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In the garden, down on the farm Dawes among those gardening at Colony Farm By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

ews flash: Vegetables don’t always come cello-wrapped and beans, when picked fresh from the vine, actually taste good. And as any gardener will tell you, growing your own vegetables takes more time and work than a trip to the grocery store. But for New Westminster residents Peter and Mary Joe Dawe, that work is a labour not just of love but for the tastebuds. “They just taste better,” Mary Joe said as she plunged her hand deep in the foliage of a tall pole bean plant to pick out a sample as long and slim as a pencil. She dropped it into a sack of its bean brothers and sisters — the bag must have weighed a couple of pounds — and handed another to a reporter. The fresh bean was as crisp as an apple and tasted just as sweet, and there were hundreds more treasures just liked it tucked away in Mary Jo’s bean plants. Wearing a broadbrimmed hat and dark glasses, she deftly snapped the beans from the vine while she talked about what she would do with the produce once she got it home. After snapping, washing, bagging and freezing them, she said, she would have enough to keep her and her husband, Peter, in beans until next spring. The Dawes, formerly Port Moody residents, have been tending their rented plot at Colony Farm Regional Park Community Gardens in Coquitlam for about seven years and each

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year grow hundreds of pounds of produce for themselves and the food bank. Besides beans, they grow butternut squash, cabbage, potatoes, peas, garlic, onions and herbs. “Just the things we like,” said Mary Jo, who

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PoCo biz survey Port Coquitlam residents and retailers are being asked for their feedback on how the city can help local business grow. The mayor’s task force on business development opportunities launched a survey earlier this month to gauge the public’s views on supporting, attracting and retaining business in PoCo. The poll runs until Sept. 14 and is available online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/bdo; hard copies can also be obtained at city hall and civic recreation facilities. “The entire community benefits from a healthy business sector through improved services, employment and tax revenue,� Mayor Greg Moore said in a press release. “In this economy, we need to make sure we’re as competitive as possible and doing what we can to make Port Coquitlam attractive to businesses.� The task force is chaired by Coun. Mike Forrest and includes councillors Brad West and Dean Washington as well as officials from the Downtown PoCo BIA, TriCities’ Chamber of Commerce and Urban Development Institute. Meanwhile, the task force is hosting a networking reception, called PoCo BizForum, on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at the PoCo Inn and Suites. To register, visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/bdo. newsroom@tricitynews.com

routes in Surrey and Langley as part of the transportation authority’s “service optimization� strategy, which pulls resources from under-used routes and adds it in areas where planners think more riders can be served, and more fare revenue

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“The investigation began in November 2011 and initially focused upon the evidence suggesting a marijuana and trafficking organization was active in the southeast district of British Columbia,” Supt. Brian Cantera, officer in charge of the RCMP Dr ug Enforcement Branch in B.C. explained at the press conference. “RCMP gathered evidence indicating the drug trafficking organization was prepared to import and traffic 500 kg of cocaine.” Along with the $4 million dollars seized, RCMP say they also found an assault rifle and handguns at one of the raid locations. “This investigation demonstrated how organized criminal groups engaged in drug trafficking have no respect for municipal, provincial or international borders,” Cantera said. “More concerning is the complete

Brian Oldham was wanted by Mounties but turned himself in on Tuesday. disregard these groups show for Canadian families and public safety, both of which pay the devastating price exacted for criminal profits,” Cantera said in his statement. Cantera said the case demonstrates the role marijuana, a drug oftcharacterized as harmless, plays in the drug trade. “The evidence gathered through this investigation is a stark reminder of the central role marijuana plays in the international

drug trade and the influx of dangerous drugs like cocaine into Canada,” said Cantera. “The flow of marijuana, synthetic drugs and cocaine has always been, and continues to be, international in scope and all effective drug enforcement efforts have recognized this fact.” T he investig ation took 20 months and saw the Southeast District RCMP work with the Mexican Federal Police, U.S. law enforcement and Panamanian authorities. David Giles, vice-president of the Kelowna chapter of the Hell’s Angels, Kevin Van Kalkeren, Michael Read and James Howard are charged with conspiracy to import a controlled substance and conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance; four other men have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. Seven men appeared in court Monday. Another, Brian Oldham, was at large but turned himself in on Tuesday.

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Road & Utility Improvements Please use alternate routes to avoid delays. Y David Avenue – Noons Creek Drive to Pinetree Way – Roadway widening including new pedestrian and cycling facilities in the form of a multi-use pathway and wide curb lanes for commuter cyclists and street lighting by Imperial Paving Ltd. 604-431-5161. New paving to start between August 20 and September 30 with detours and traffic congestion expected. Motorists encouraged to use alterative routes. See also separate ad elsewhere. Watch for electronic message boards and traffic control personnel. Y Brookmere Neighbourhood Waterworks and Paving Rehabilitation

(Traffic controls in place) › Brookmere Area Streets of Appian Way – (Whiting Way to Denton Street portion only); Bosworth Street, Brookmere Avenue, Cochrane Avenue, Crosby Street, Denton Street, Ivy Avenue (Victor Street to Crosby Street portion only), Perth Avenue, Rutland Court, Victor Street and Webster Avenue tender for paving. Paving to follow completion of various waterworks improvements. › Ebert Avenue – Whiting Way to Robinson Street AND Fairview Street – Foster Avenue to Ivy Avenue – New paving followed by boulevard restoration. Project near completion. › Bosworth Street – Brookmere Ave to end – Water main replacement commenced by City Construction crew. Traffic controls in place. Work taking place Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. › Perth Avenue - Whiting to Denton – Water main replacement commenced by City Construction crew. Traffic controls in place. Work taking place Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. › Victor Street – Perth to Webster – Water main replacement commenced by City Construction crew. Traffic controls in place. Work taking place Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Coquitlam Fire/Rescue 100th Anniversary Please join us to celebrate all past and present members of all Coquitlam Fire Departments. Find out how the fire service has changed over the last 100 years with fun static and interactive displays! Food and drinks available for purchase. Date: Time: Location:

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› Water service renewals and site restoration in progress on several streets. (see map on website mentioned below for more details.) Y Dansey and Madore Avenue – Blue Mountain Street to Nelson Creek - New storm main and infiltration trench in lane between Dansey and Madore followed by paving from August 27 to September 28 byy Richco Contracting Ltd. 604-817-7885. Y Evergreen Line Project – Visit www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca; e-mail info@evergreenline.gov.bc.ca or call 604-927-2080, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to obtain up to date information. Y Mayfair Industrial Park – Glacier Street – Pump station maintenance work underway over next six weeks. Y Port Mann / Highway 1 Improvement Project – For details and updates, visit www.phmh1project.com or e-mail info@pmh1project.com or call 1-866-999-PMH1 (7641). Y Woolridge Street Realignment – Street section west of King Edward Street and section near United Boulevard realigned with new curb and gutter, waterworks changes followed by paving. Contract tendered with construction to start soon. Traffic controls in place. Y Upper Hyde Creek Diversion Project – New storm sewer from corner of Cedar Drive/ Lower Victoria Drive running north of Baycrest Avenue along right of way to Smiling Creek. New sanitary line from Upper Victoria Drive to Baycrest Avenue. Contractor Matcon Civil Construction, 604 520-5909. Traffic controls in place where needed with reduced lanes on Upper Victoria Drive. Drivers encouraged to use alternate routes while above work is underway. We appreciate your patience during construction. Please watch for work crews and equipment and obey all traffic control personnel and signs, including construction speed limits.

   

   

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NDP aims to study pipeline proposals to death BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA DP leader Adrian Dix has announced that one of his first acts as premier would be to withdraw B.C. from the joint review of the Enbridge pipeline proposal from Alberta to Kitimat. The two-year federal government-led review will be mostly done by next May but Dix proposes to start a new provincial assessment to examine the B.C. portion. He doesn’t know how much it would cost and under questioning he all but admitted the intention is to study the pipeline to death. Fresh from a summer tour of the pipeline route to reaffirm solidarity with its opponents, Dix is hardly in a position to consider anything but maximum resistance. As Premier Christy Clark did in her showdown with Alberta over benefits, Dix hinted that provincial permits for river and wildlife

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crossings would be made as expensive as possible, if not refused. The same fate awaits the Kinder Morgan plan to twin the existing Trans-Mountain oil pipeline to Burnaby. Dix left the impression that he would undo the years of work that have gone into bringing some rational sense to environmental approvals that can be, and have been, dragged out for years. The B.C. hearings would provide another platform for opponents and more complaints to justify refusal at the provincial level to go along with court cases and direct-action protests. Speaking of which, the frontal assault by agitators at the federal Enbridge hearings has mostly petered out. After 4,000-odd people were signed up to speak, most didn’t bother, and some hearings were cancelled. Apparently, slacktivists such as “Jonathan L. Seagull” and “Cave Man” didn’t make it out of their Vancouver basement suites to tell the panel oil is bad. Professional environmentalists are now wringing their hands over Ottawa’s decision

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to leave smaller-scale reviews to the province. This means, for example, that there won’t be a duplicate federal review of the urgently needed refit of the John Hart Dam on the Campbell River. One reader suggested that environmental pioneer Roderick Haig-Brown is still spinning in his grave over the damming of this legendary salmon river. Perhaps, but that was in 1947. Does it make sense today to lard pointless bureaucracy onto a reconstruction that replaces wooden pipes and provides earthquake protection, without expanding river impact? NDP environment critic Rob Fleming hammered away at the BC Liberals about this in the spring, reminding them that Auditor General John Doyle had exposed a lack of resources in the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office even before Ottawa’s changes. Fleming makes it sound like a huge new burden has been dumped on B.C. False. Provincial assessment already must be done with the participation of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada, the provincial ministries of natural resources and

energy and mines, and of course aboriginal communities. This is why it’s so long and expensive. And don’t be fooled into believing that a federal review would go out and count the tadpoles and caribou again — only desk jobs have proliferated. There weren’t just two levels of duplicate review, but three. Earlier in their mandate, the BC Liberals exempted major projects such as mines and energy generation from local government control, citing the “provincial interest,” similar to the federal authority over projects that cross provincial borders. I agree with the NDP that B.C. environmental assessment needs more resources, in particular to do the follow-up on approved projects, as called for by the auditor general. Forest management needs more money, too. All the more reason not to waste resources on political gestures. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Honour vets of Korean War

The Editor, An open letter to Canada Post and Prime Minster Stephen Harper: I have written to this newspaper along with a few others in order to make my plea public and perhaps convince Canada Post to reconsider your decision to say no to our veterans to move our prime minister to help. I am unofficially writing on behalf of all Korean War veterans and for those 516 brave Canadian men who died during the war. Those buried on the Korean peninsula remain silent but they are not forgotten by their comrades, families, me and many others. Canada Post represents all of Canada and the stamps produced each year play an important part in portraying Canadian life and history. Since the end of the war in 1953, only a single Canadian Korean War-themed postage stamp has been made and Canada Post refuses to make another. The war lasted three long years and tragically saw the death of several million soldiers and civilians from both sides of the front line. This world historical event involved many allied countries fighting for the first time under the United Nations banner and with a just cause, to stop a war. I ask you both now, the corporation and prime minister, why will Canada Post not honour our veterans who succeeded in winning the greatest prize: peace? Next year is the 60th anniversary of the Korean War ceasefire. Before it is too late, when our veterans have all passed on, please reconsider your decision not to recognize this important historical event with a lasting national honour, a commemorative postage stamp. Guy Black, Port Moody

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NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Village of Anmore that an election by voting to elect the position of Councillor for the Village of Anmore and that the persons nominated as candidates at the Election by Voting and for whom the votes will be received are listed below, for the remainder of the term that commenced in December 2011 are:

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RESIDENT ELECTORS will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. Acceptable forms of identification are a B.C. Drivers’ Licence, a B.C. Identification Card, an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence, a B.C. CareCard or a B.C. Gold CareCard, a Social Insurance Card, Citizenship Card, an Anmore Property Tax Notice, a Credit Card or Debit Card and a Utility Bill. For further information on the voting process, please call either: Karen-Ann Cobb, Chief Election Officer Christine Milloy, Deputy Chief Election Officer

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Others honour our vets The Editor, Recently, there have been articles about Guy Black stating his case for a second Korean War Stamp. His requests to the Canada Post have been repeatedly denied. As a veteran, I can’t help but wonder what it is about Ottawa and its bureaucrats that causes them to be so disconnected from average Canadians. Within the last year, the American government presented us with certificates of appreciation for serving with them in Korea. The Republic of Korea (South Korea) has always shown its appreciation and gratitude through the Revisitation to Korea Program and the Beautiful Ambassador or Peace Monument and the Commemorative Wall in Burnaby Central Park. It is now presenting Ambassador of Peace medals to Canadians who are unable to make the trip to Korea. Is it too much to ask our own government, which sent the troops to Korea, to print a stamp to recognize their voluntary service. The ranks are thinning, the memories are fading. If not now, when? It is only a stamp but it signifies that soldiers’ sacrifice and service meant something. Frank J. Smyth, Coquitlam (20-year Canadian army veteran: Korea, Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon)

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By beating a field of LPGA pros that featured 48 of the top 50 players in the world, Ko became the first amateur since 1969 to win the Open and the youngest ever to win an LPGA Tour event — she’ll even have her golf glove encased in the World Golf Hall of Fame in Florida. Alexander, on the other hand, got a free dinner and glass of wine courtesy of Ko’s mother, Tina, at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club on Sunday night. “I played sports all my life with no notoriety whatsoever,” the affable Alexander told The TriCity News. “I caddy once and look what happens. “It was utterly delightful... fantastic.” A l e x a n d e r vo l u n teered his services to Ko on the recommendation of Scott Rodgers, a teaching pro at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows who worked with the youngster leading up to the tournament. Rodgers, a one-time assistant pro at VGC, recommended Alexander carry Ko’s

“I played sports all my life with no notoriety whatsoever. I caddy once and look what happens.” Brian Alexander, a 63-year-old real estate developer who caddied for Lydia Ko when she became the youngest golfer ever to win an LPGA tour event at Coquitlam’s Vancouver Golf Club bag and magic ensued on the Coquitlam links. Ko’s five-under-par 67 Sunday gave her a three-shot victory over another South Korea native, Inbee Park, who bagged the $300,000 firstplace prize despite placing second. “Brian was confident about his reads, it made it more simple for me,” Ko said during a media session afterwards. “[We] got a really good bond and I guess this will be good memories from this week.” Alexander was as much the object of the rampant applause from the packed VGC gallery on the 18th finishing hole as was Ko. “Those last two holes, I wanted to go forever,” Alexander said. “After Lydia hit the fairway on 16, I knew we were in

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KEEL COMPETED While Ko flourished, another amateur, Coquitlam’s own Jisoo Keel, struggled. The 17-year-old shot rounds of 77 and 78 last Thursday and Friday respectively, failing to make the cut to continue on with weekend play. “I was a little frustrated after [Friday] but I wasn’t really disappointed,” said the Grade 12 Gleneagle secondary student, who’s a member at VGC and got an exemption into the Open by winning

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SIGN ME UP 2012! French choir picks ‘Marie’ & aims to attract new singers Maillardville’s francophone choir, Les Échos du Pacifique, has unveiled an ambitious new repertoire for its 39th season. The centrepiece is the 16-movement suite “Elles s’appelaient Marie” by composer France LevasseurOuimet. “The title translates as ‘Their Name was Mary,’” choir conductor Luke Mayba said in a press release, “which refers to the fact that all Catholic women at the time had Mary somewhere in their name. The goal is to honour these women who, despite being ignored by most history books, contributed immeasurably to the development of francophone communities in western Canada.” Mayba, along with a dozen Les Échos choristers, was introduced to the suite last July while attending the international francophone choir festival Les Choralies in Edmonton, where more than a hundred participants performed the suite. “It’s a fun piece to perform thanks to the diversity of styles — from folk jigs to midnight mass,” Maybe said. “But it’s also a

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Left, Elizabeth Russell in her home studio in Courtenay with some of the works that will be shown as part of her Exchanges exhibit at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre, running Friday until Oct. 13. The opening reception is Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m., with an artist talk from 3 to 4 p.m. Below, an example of the visual artwork from the Exchanges participants. SARAH KERR PHOTOGRAPHY

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n the fall of 2009, Elizabeth Russell produced a show at the Richmond Art Gallery called Migration/Immigrant Stories, a research project that gathered tales from new Canadians. The display caught the attention of Ellen van Eijnsbergen, then the visual arts program manager of Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre, who invited Russell to submit a proposal for her gallery on a similar theme. Russell took up the offer and, after her application was accepted, she started to look around the community for who she could partner with. With the help of Astrid Heyerdahl, ECC’s new visual arts manager, the pair drew up a list of people to contact to be part of Russell’s exhibit called Exchanges, which opens Friday. About 80 participants from the Glen Pine Pavilion — a seniors’ centre in Coquitlam — as well as students from Port

Moody secondary and immigrants of all ages living in the Tri-Cities joined Russell for a writing and art workshop in May. Their task? Describe in words and draw in pastel a memory of a place that represents “home” or “homeland.” And the results took Russell by surprise as very few of them created stories or images that represented where they currently live. “With this project, I thought I would learn a lot about the local history of Coquitlam but that didn’t happen,” she said. “No matter which group, they pretty much all had a strong memory about somewhere else.... To me, that showed memories are about distance.” The participants predominately interpreted vibrant landscapes — beach scenes, forests, cityscapes, for example — and not of people or animals. Russell cited the work of Jae Eun Kim, a Korean native who drew boxes to show the densification and uniformness of her country. Often, Russell said, their words were more powerful than their artwork. “Some of them didn’t know how to draw. It

was a very intimidating way of communicating for them. But they all had a story to share, even though their English may not have been perfect.” Russell, a Courtenay resident who teaches art at North Island College, hopes the project “if nothing else gave them the opportunity to express themselves and a voice to tell us who’s actually in the community,” she said. “They’re very proud of where they come from.” Russell herself will have two installations in the exhibit to complement her participants’ work. The first is a lifesize sail with a projection on it of a field in London, England, where she once lived; the second installation comprises seven new paintings and drawings of views from windows where Russell has resided. Meanwhile, as part of Exchanges, viewers will be invited to put on paper their memories of “home” or “homeland.” • The Evergreen Cultural Centre art gallery is open Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., with free public tours on Saturdays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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A Port Moody artist says he’s “clearing house” for the Evergreen Line. David Bizzo is selling about 100 artworks — original paintings, giclees and prints, about half of which he created — over the long weekend at his studio in the old Andres Winery. After two years there, Bizzo will vacate the building at 2120 Vintner St., off Clarke Street, by Labour Day to make way for the provincial government, which will take over next Tuesday

to turn the facility into a staging area to build the new rapid transit line to Coquitlam. The Evergreen Line is expected to be running by the summer of 2016. “It’s been a good space to work in,” Bizzo said during a tour last week. “The light is good and there’s a lot of history. It’s a very inspiring place.” Still, Bizzo said he’s equally exciteds about his new digs: He’ll be opening up Spring Street Studios on the ground level of the Burrard Public House (formerly Jake’s Crossing Pub). The business — comprised of six studio spaces and a small

TC actors in fringe fest Four Tri-City residents will be performing in the Vancouver International Fringe Festival next month. Coquitlam’s Dave Secunda will present In the Time of the Dream Warriorr with his daughter, Joylyn. The play, written and directed by William Rubel, will run at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables St.) and tells the tale of a university student who makes a deal to help his professor find love in exchange for assistance with his spiritual quest. Meanwhile, 17-yearold Hayley Perkins of Port Moody is in the ensemble cast for Zanna,

Don’t!, a fast-paced musical about teenage love presented by Awkward S t a g e P ro d u c t i o n s. Zanna, Don’t! runs at CBC Studio 700 (700 Hamilton St.). And Port Coquitlam’s Evelyn Chew is in Burnt Thicket Theatre’s She Has A Name, a drama about sex trafficking, written by Andrew Kooman, that was at the Montreal Fringe Festival in June. Chew plays Number 18 in the production that runs at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 Cordova St.). For more information on the festival that starts Sept. 6, or to buy tickets, visit www.vancouverfringe.com.

public gallery — will be in the old liquor store on the ground level, which was also once the Talk of the Town cabaret. “We’re hoping we’ll be the talk of the town in the City of the Arts,” quipped Bizzo, who heads up the Burrard Inlet Artists’ Association, a nonprofit organization. The 2,000-square foot area in Moody Centre is due to open by January 2013 — the city’s centennial year. • The art sale runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, noon to 5 p.m. at 2120 Vintner St. Artists wanting to rent out space at Spring Street Studios can call 778-227-8480.

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Terry Fox Theatre Eleni Concert, Polish Music Event Sept 21, 8 PM, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam BC. 604-520-6172 or 604-468-9403; terryfoxtheatre.com

Place des Arts Poetic Abstractions: 7 Visions - Art Feats &The Speed of Now, Three distinct multiple media exhibitions in conjunction with Ignite Open house Our Midst Alumni, Place des Arts’ annual teacher/staff exhibition and Susan and Megan Keetle. Opening: Sept 6, 7PM / Runs until Nov 10. 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam BC. 604-664-1636; placedesarts.ca

Port Moody Library Oil Paintings by Caroline Beutler Display Case: Port Moody Art Centre Assorted Works Sept, Regular Library Hours 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody BC. 604-469-4577; library.portmoody.ca

Leigh Square Community Arts Village Coming Up for Air: Rocks, Trees and H20 Pat Jobb, June Malaka, Fran Sevier, Wendy Simmonds Until Sept 24, (opened Aug 23,) 1100-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam BC. 604-927-8400; portcoquitlam.ca

Port Moody Arts Centre Rosie James Crowd Cloud: Drawings in Space, Runs until Sept 30. 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody BC. 604-931-2008; pomoarts.ca 2013 Kwi Am Choi Scholarship Exhibition Application Deadline A scholarship for young emerging artists! Sept 28. 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody BC. 604-931-2008; pomoarts.ca

Inlet Theatre Festival of the Arts Opening Gala Featuring Cole Armour and Téa Sept 22, 7PM Reception / 8PM Show 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody BC. 604-931-2008; pomoartsfestival.ca

Chip Kerr Auditorium at Legion 119 Youth Dance Party Featuring Port Mood Secondary School (PPMS) Rock School. Sept 20, 7PM - 10PM, Port Moody BC. 604-931-2008; pomoarts.ca

Henry Esson Young Building/ Riverview Lands. Sept 8, 10:30AM 11:30AM. 2601 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam BC. 604-290-9910; rhcs.org

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Sept 20 - 30. Port Moody BC. Check Event Listings for Event Dates, Times and Venue Locations. 604-931-2008; pomoartsfestival.ca

FILM Inlet Theatre French Mystery Mini-Fest Film showings: “Tell No One”, Sept 14, 7:30PM / “Cache”, Sept 15, 7:30PM. 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody BC. 604- 469-4722; pmfilm.ca Experience Slovakia Sept 21, 7PM Reception / 8PM Show, Celebrating twenty years of independence! 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody BC. 604-931-2008; inlettheatre.pomoarts.ca

Evergreen Cultural Centre The Number 14, Axis Theatre Company. Sept 25 - 29, 8PM. 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC. 604-927-6555; evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Second Storey Theatre Sudden Death Improv & Late Night Variety Shows Every Friday and Saturday Night. 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show / Late Night Show 10PM 201 - 2550 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam BC. 778-285-0109; secondstoreytheatre.com

Rivers and Trails Festival Sept 30, 10AM Lions Park Pancake Breakfast / 12PM Peace Park River Boat Rides. 2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam BC and 1470 Kebet Way Port Coquitlam, BC. 604-927-7935; portcoquitlam.ca

SPECIAL EVENTS Evergreen Cultural Centre Theatre PechaKucha Night Coquitlam Sept 13, 6:30PM Doors / 7:30PM Show 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC. 604-927-6555; evergreenculturalcentre.ca

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Port Moody Station Museum Family Days The museum hosts “Chinese Legacies: Building the CPR in BC” which speaks to the countless sacrifices of Chinese workers, in building this iconic infrastructure. May 14 - Nov 16, open daily 10AM 5PM. 2734 Murray St, Port Moody, BC. 604-939-1648; portmoodymuseum.org

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Ignite, Adults Only Open House Sept 6, 7 - 9PM. 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam BC. 604-664-1636; placedesarts.ca

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Red Robinson Show Theatre Spirit of the community Awards (SOCA) and Taste of the Tri-Cities. Sept 25, 5PM - 9PM. 2080 United BLVD. Coquitlam BC. SOCA 604-897-8478,Taste 604-861-8650; societyforcommunitydevelopment.com

Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery Veterans Candlelight Tribute. Sept 8, 2PM - 4PM, 621 Robinson St. Coquitlam BC.

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Dancers to represent Canada Seven dancers with Coquitlam’s Tri-City Dance Centre will represent Canada at the Inter national Dance Organization’s World Championships this fall. Re b e c c a G o m b a r, Kimberley Turnbull, Hailey Kragelj, Matisse Maitland, Sydney Dumore, Emily RobertsMcCue and Kiana Serr were among 46 Lower Mainland dancers chosen to show their talent in Germany in October. Centre director Shannon Stewardson said her troupe will host a fundraiser at Mickey’s P u bl i c H o u s e ( fo rmerly the Two Parrots Pub, at 170 Golden Dr., Coquitlam) on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in an effort to collect $4,000 per dancer to compete in the event. As well, an account has been set up at Biggar bottle depot on Kingsway Avenue in Port Coquitlam for anyone wishing to donate their empties to the cause. For information, email tricitydancecentre@hotmail.com.

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Artisans, crafters, makers and needle workers can apply to sell their wares in Port Coquitlam’s fifth annual juried winter fair, which runs Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. The Leigh Square Community Arts Village Society seeks vendors of fine items — including handcrafted foods such as jams, baking, and canned and

Scottish wins for piper A Coquitlam musician with the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band has returned home from Scottish competitions with three piping awards for his solo work. Alistar Lee, son of SFU Pipe Major Terry Lee, took the top prize at the Cowal Highland Gathering — which is considered the world’s biggest highland games — in the Srathspey and Reel; he also placed second in the March and third in the Piobaireachd. The hardware comes after SFU took part in this month’s World Pipe Band Championships where the senior band placed third in Glasgow — its 20th top-three finish in 30 years of competing.

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BIG SHOT Kevin Olson of the Coquitlam Adanacs lets fire at Langley Thunder goalie Brodie MacDonald – an ex-Jr. Adanac – during the WLA best-of-seven final series. Olson netted two goals as Coquitlam won a 7-6 squeaker Monday at Langley Events Centre to stay alive in their bid for a Mann Cup berth. Game 6 is set for tonight (Wednesday) at 7:45 p.m. at Poirier Sports Complex. GARY AHUJA/BLACK PRESS

A’s back-up Shute shuts down Thunder By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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andy Delmonico thinks its sweet that his Coquitlam Adanacs continue to measure up to the defending-champion Langley Thunder. What stinks, the A’s GM believes, are equipment measurements on his goalie Nick Rose. Despite losing their Western Lacrosse Association MVP stopper to a game misconduct because his pads were deemed too big midway through the second period Monday, the A’s withstood a late Thunder charge to prevail 7-6 at Langley Events Centre. The victory allowed the A’s to stave off elimination and force a sixth game in the best-of-seven final series tonight (Wednesday) at Poirier Sports Complex, 7:45 p.m. After Rose made nine stops before his ejection with the A’s ahead 3-1, seldom-used backup Adam Shute came in and stopped 25 of 30 shots as Coquitlam stymied Langley’s deep cast of stick wizards. “It’s a whole lot of rubbish,” Delmonico said of Rose’s equipment measurement. “The sticks and pads all come from the factory that way, Nick doesn’t change them. If

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they [pads] are out by a quarter of an inch, is that how we decide who goes to the Mann Cup? It’s rubbish, I say.” Hardly trash was the playing of the A’s defenders, whom Delmonico called “absolutely outstanding the whole game,” including for the last four minutes in which they held the surging Thunder goal-less and preserved the one-goal lead to the end. Jr. Adanacs call-up Robert Church boosted the A’s lead to 7-2 with a goal five minutes into the third before Langley whipped in four goals in 10 minutes to make it a one-goal difference. After that, Shute and the A’s defensive cast shut the door while the Coquitlam coaching staff held its collective breath. “We’re not doing anything easy, I’ve gotta tell you,” said Delmonico, who also serves as an A’s assistant coach. “It’s killing the coaching staff. I’m worn out. I hope I make it through the series.” Kevin Olson and another Jr. Adanacs’ call-up, Ben McIntosh, each tallied twice for Coquitlam, with singles going to Church, Ryan Johnson and team leading scorer Dane Dobbie, who added four assists. Lewis Ratcliff paced Langley with two goals and three helpers and Coquitlam out-

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Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs were obviously the best team in the province this B.C. Junior A lacrosse league season. Orangeville Northmen were obviously the best team in the country. The Northmen followed up their 19-6 romp Friday over the Jr. A’s with a 9-4 triumph Saturday to sweep the best-of-three Minto Cup final series in two straight games in Whitby, Ont. The Northmen, who won back-to-back Mintos in 2008 and ’09 before Coquitlam won as hosts in 2010, went 3-0 in round-robin play and 5-0 overall to prove tops in the four-team tournament, which included the Calgary Mountaineers and the defending-champion hosts, the Whitby Warriors. Last year, the Jr. A’s won the first game of the final before Whitby won the last two to capture the crown. Orangeville received a bye in the final via

their first place round-robin showing, while the Jr. A’s brushed aside the Warriors 15-11 in last Wednesday’s semifinal to advance to the championship series. On Saturday, the Jr. A’s led 2-1 after the first period before the Northmen stormed back to out-score the westerners 5-1 in the second and 8-2 the rest of the way. Wesley Berg scored twice for the Jr. A’s, whose other goals came courtesy of Ben McIntosh and Reid Reinholdt. Davide DiRuscio was outstanding in the Jr. A’s cage, stopping 57 shots as Coquitlam was out-shot by a lopsided 66-34 margin. Coquitlam was making its fourth straight appearance in the Minto Cup tourney, after having dominated the Delta Islanders in five games in their best-of-seven provincial final.

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Coquitlam 14-yearold Henry Lee went wire-to-wire to win the B.C. Juvenile boys golf championship last week at Princeton Golf Club. Lee took a four-stroke lead into Thursday’s final day and shot 74 to finish with a threeround total of three-

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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 JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age and be available F/T. 604-431-9100 Email:info@skynyx.ca

Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

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

INSTALLERS & HELPERS for SHOWER DOOR & CLOSET ORGANIZER INSTALLATION 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.

WANTED experienced steep and flat roofers with no transportation issues. Pay to be determined based on performance and quality of work, $20-35 / hour. Benefits available. Apprenticeship program. Advanced Training opportunities. Roofing labourers also required $16.65 / hour and higher for the right individuals. email:abneyroofingltd@telus.net

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Spiritual Physic Healer

Specializing in Palm, Tarot Cards, Crystal Ball Readings. Reunites loved ones. One visit will amaze you! Call today for a better tomorrow. 3 Readings $45

604-653-5928

WELDERS, LABOURERS & EXCAVATOR OPERATORS onsite work in Bob Quinn Lake. 604-888-0306 Email: dean@henrydrilling.com

Kristy 604.488.9161 threescocatering@shaw.ca

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

C O M M E R C I A L BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, & honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. 1-780-835-6630; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

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

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation. Call 1-800-347-2540.

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH PIANO Lessons! Young, energetic, experienced, qualified teacher. Accepting all ages and skill levels. Competitive rates. Call Mike 778554-4644

PRE-SCHOOL ASSISTANT Req. F/T for Discovery Playhouse to start September. Must have early childhood assistant certificate, level 1 First Aid and a min. of 6 mo. previous experience. Preference will be given to those ECE qualified. Must be fluent in English. $12.50/hr.-$17.00/hr. 3 wks. paid vacation & Basic Medical. Please e-mail: discoveryplayhouse@telus.net

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

NOW HIRING!!! 10 Customer Service positions available! Up to $20.00/hr paid weekly Must work well with others!!! Call Erica 604 777 2195

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries

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Contact Raj 604-710-1581 or e-mail resume: info@rahulglass.com Journeyman Mechanic Do you love the outdoors? OK Tire in Terrace, B.C. NOW HIRING! Excellent renumeration for successful applicant. Fax resume to (1)-250-635-5367 Attn. General Manager or Email: momack@citywest.ca

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

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

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

CASH BACK - $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Years+ Experience

Ph: 604-941-3277

3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq.

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

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CHIMNEY SERVICES

LINDBJERG Chimney & Masonry Service 604-614-7516 Call Henning for Free Consultation & Troubleshooting

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CLEANING SERVICES

~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~

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

778-840-2421

CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING $20/hr - Min 3hrs. All supplies incl except vacuum. Judy 604-839-6410

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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


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CONCRETE & PLACING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

HERFORT CONCRETE

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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

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

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DRYWALL

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 JMYK CONTRACTING Specializing in steel stud framing, drywall, taping, texture, t-bar, firerating, painting + general renovations. WCB, Insured. Jay 604-7226197 Mike 778-996-2296.

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ELECTRICAL

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

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services

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Call Tim 604-612-5388

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

Dean 604-834-3076

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

GARDENING

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

Cedar Fencing

❖ New Lawns ❖ Landscape ❖ Garden Designs ❖ Installation ❖ Yard Clean-ups ❖ Pruning ❖ Cedar Fencing ❖ Maintenance

Happy Place Garden & Home Services. Gardening, Pruning, Landscaping, Trimming and Handy Home Services. 604-615-4356

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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

FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

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RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991 #1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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Running this ad for 8yrs

Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed.

Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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Pay-Less Pro Painting Ext./Int. Summer Special LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

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We Recycle! GO GREEN!

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Residential & Commercial

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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WASHING Services..

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

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

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PRESSURE WASHING

EXPERT POWER

Tiles, Plumbing, Under floor Heating etc.

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

10% OFF when you Mention this ad HARDI RENO SVS. *Plumbing *Tile *Drywall*Paint*More! 778-865-4072

25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626

Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

Seniors Discount Book by end of Aug. - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857

28 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

STAN’S PAINTING

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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2 HUNGRY PAINTERS JUST SIMPLY BETTER Int./Ext. + Power Washing. 75 years exp. combined 604-467-2532

M.T. GUTTERS

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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New Roof, Reroof, Repairs.

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

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EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work.

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

Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting 604-931-7575, 604-612-4347

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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PEDRO’S Contracting & Drainage. Landscaping, Water Lines & Cement work. Call 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back Filling, Trucking Reas. Rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

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AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081

(604)465-1311

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

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263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

*Rototilling *Levelling *Gardens *Loader Work *Brush Cutter

ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, Plumbing Res/Comm. Liability Ins & WCB. 604-600-1368

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

LANDSCAPING

Ed’s ROTOTILLING & LANDSCAPING

Prompt Delivery Available

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

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Starting $40/hr. LICENSED & INSURED ✶ Local & Long Distance ✶ ✶ Seniors Discount ✶

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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

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

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

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

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604-465-3189 DOUBLE SCREENED TOPSOIL Sand & gravel. Excavating & Drainage. Call Randy for info. Meesh Trucking, 604-728-1768

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-1 EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR. Quality job, senior rates, free est, residential, commercial. Refs. 15 yrs exp. No job too small.Call 604-476-0766 AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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PLUMBING

#1 IN RATES AND SERVICE. Clogged drains, drips, garbs, renos & installs. Lic/Ins. 604-805-2488.

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▪ Art 4 U Day ▪ Come meedy Night ▪ Culttural Night ▪ Local Filmmaker Shhow wcase ▪ Youth Dannce Party

Tickets: www.pomoartsfestival.ca 604.931.2008 x0 Get a Festival 6 Pack! Buy six tickets & get 10% off (for same event)


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PETS 374

560

TREE SERVICES

RENTALS

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706

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

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SUNDECKS

â&#x20AC;˘ Tree & Stump Removal â&#x20AC;˘ CertiďŹ ed Arborists â&#x20AC;˘ 20 yrs exp. â&#x20AC;˘ 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bucket Truck â&#x20AC;˘ Crown Reduction â&#x20AC;˘ Spiral Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Best Rates ~

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Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

PETS 477

PETS

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 CHIHUAHUA, tea cup puppies, ready now, male & female, $700. (604)794-7347 ENGLISH BULLDOG P/B pups. Beautiful, loving, healthy, family raised. 1st shots, micro chipped, 2 year genetic health guartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Born June 12th. $2,000. 604-850-4192.

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MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups/adults. Non-shedding, hand raised, paper trained. 604-820-9469 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

YORKIE PUPS. P/B no papers. Shots, vet checked, female, 8 weeks. $850. 604-702-8338 Chwk

PERFECT LOCATION In the City of the Arts! On-site Manager

Close to transit, shopping & schools

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.

1 Bdrm & den apt. $975 to $1100 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

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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

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2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8600/firm. 604-538-9257.

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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

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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&#x20AC;&#x2122; SKI & FISH BOAT, on trailer 140 HP, new rebuild needs TLC $2800Call for details (604)479-3265

NICE! Lg.1 bd. Nr. bus, prks. Lndry, dw, pkg, stge, wifi, $850. Sept. 15. NS, NP, rf rq. 778-285-8820 PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. suite, grnd. lvl., large & bright. N/P N/S. Sep. entry. Avail now. $750/mo. incl. utils.,cable & int. 604-323-3580 PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level ste. Full bath. Sep entry. Cls to all amenities. $800/mo incl utils, cable, lndry. NS/NP (604)945-5911

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PORT COQUITLAM, bright, clean, 1500sf 3 bdrm., 2 baths, main floor. Sngl. gar., strg, share ldry 1913 Grant $1350 N/S N/P. Dale 604351-1016 dale.allcock@shaw.ca

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PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938 POCO Mary Hill- Lrg spac. 3 bdrm, upper lvl of T/H. Cls to amens. Oct. 1. $1225: 604-339-9278 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.

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2005 GMC JIMMY 2 dr. 4X4 White. New tires, brakes, timing belt. 128,000 kms. Aircared. Giveaway price $4000/firm 604-514-9221

2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 SL, 38K fully loaded, heated lthr seats, snrf, exc cond, $16,900. (604)306-6216

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

PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm apts. $800 & $850/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034. 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

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2006 CHRYSLER 300, 4 dr, loaded, 77K, fresh AirCare, awesome shape, $9950. Jim 604-828-2084

COQUITLAM 234 Monday St. Bright modern 1 bdrm. suite, 700 sq. ft, centrally loc. Ldry., garage prkg. N/P N/S. Avail. immed. $800 mo. 604-939-3211 or 604-862-6026

604.465.7221

1 Bdrm suite $735 2 Bdrm corner suite $895

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Advise –There are some things that even Goggle cant tell you. If I hadn’t gotNetworking has delivered more return on my investment then any other tool ten all the advise from the many Chamber friends and colleges over the years I in my business. My Business, Crest Impressions Inc. has been in business for 20 would have made a lot more costly mistakes. years now (I have been a chamber member for over 15 years) and one of the Assistance - Mutual help is definitely part of the definition and one of the things that has helped me to survive and flourish over many years has been my ways you can benefit from Chamber Networking. Promotion – giving you a involvement with the Chamber of Commerce. My Netboost in traffic, reputation or sales. work of chamber members has brought me so much w Introductions – Connecting you to people who you would like to meet. value that I cannot image what my situation would be v Getting out of a Hole – Fixing a computer issue, giving you a heads up when like without it. If there is one thing that I would sugyou goof, or just having your back. gest g to do if you are a chamber Positive Influence – You become who you associate member (or if your contemplatwith. If you surround yourself with the right people, then ing being a chamber member) the attitudes, habits, world view, associations will rub is to get out and attend and off. The People you connect with and select will have network with other chamber a profound impact on your work and life. So choose well! members continually. You see, My hope is that you will see that while the impact networking takes time. Its not of networking might not be immediate, the compound an a instant gratification very effects of networking with our Chamber are significant often. We are talking about huo and long lasting. man relationships, and they are Davide Fantillo Speaking of Networking and a great way to get not always fast burning things. connected. Its time to think about our Business ExcelThere are many benefits to lence awards and Gala. This is when we take the time networking, but you have to remember that we are dealto celebrate those businesses and individuals within our ing with people. You have to keep that in mind. Going community who are making a difference and demonout with a “what can I get attitude” is going to sink your There are many benefits to networking. strating ongoing excellence in our community. – We beefforts before begin. lieve businesses that have all these great attributes are an Here is what you should expect when you network with integral part of our community. The importance of honoring business excellence our Chamber. is very high on our list of things we do at the Chamber as we believe that Many Friendship Benefits – Do not overlook the simple fact of having friends in businesses toil in obscurity all year and do some great things in the community. business with no strings attached. Having someone that understands is an exOur Business Excellence awards are a chance to honour them. tremely valuable on a Physiological and emotional level. Our 2012 Business Excellence Awards will showcase 6 companies or individuals Opportunities – A significant monetary benefit my network has brought me who are doing amazing things in the Tri-Cities. This year we’ve added two extra is the opportunities its exposes me to or introduced me to. If your not getting enough opportunities, then you need to build your network. All the best opportu- categories, Business of the Year is now split into businesses with 10-50 employees nities are shared person to person. Everything from sales to business employment and 50+ and a Community Spirit Award has been added as well. The momentum is surely growing; last year over 180 guests celebrated our opportunities. If two people are equally qualified it goes to the person you know, Nominees Luncheon, and over 300 guests joined us for our Gala at the Red Roblike and trust. inson Theatre. If you know of any businesses in the Tri-Cities that should be nominated, please contact the chamber office for your nomination form. Nomination deadline is Sept. 7. All the best, Find out more about upcoming events or register online at www. Davide Fantillo, Tri-City Chamber 2012 Chair tricitieschamber.com. Please register at least two days prior to all events. Owner of Crest Impressions Inc, & Dekra-Lite Industries Inc.

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Show your appreciation for a deserving Tri-Cities business, organization or individual by nominating them for a Business Excellence award. Six award categories this year: • Small, medium and large Business of the Year award categories • Business Leader of the Year • Not-for-profit organization of the Year • Community Spirit Find more information about the awards or fill out an online nomination form at www.tricitieschamber.com/pages/BusinessExcellenceAwards1

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The Joey Restaurant group has come a long way since the franchise started back in 1992 in Calgary originating as Joey’s Tomatoes. After expanding all over the West Coast and a revamp to both the name and menu, Joey’s is known today for being one of the best restaurants in premium casual dining. The Joey Coquitlam location is no exception with a diverse menu prepared with fresh ingredients of only the highest quality. From Panang Curry

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After a successful pilot project last year, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is again launching the business mentorship program. Aimed at developing the next generation of business leaders in the Tri-Cities, the program needs Chamber members to come forward and become mentors. A maximum of 20 mentors are needed. Each must make a three-month commitment to the program and one youth mentee. “You can help shape the future of our community by giving a young business person tools and insight into how to be successful,” Rick Pasin “Young entrepreneurs face so many challenges today. You can help shape the future of our community by giving a young business person tools and insight into how to be successful,” said Rick Pasin, a Chamber director and chair of the Youth Entrepreneurial Committee. Ideal mentors are members who are established business people in the Tri-Cities with experience and expertise to share with a committed youth mentee. “We never lack for mentees,” said Pasin. “Many of them already have the drive and determination. What they lack is the experience and guidance that a mentor can provide.” For more information on the Youth Mentorship Program or to signup online as a mentor go to www.tricitieschamber. com/pages/Youth. The deadline for signing up as a mentor is Sept. 14.

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a phone call that you did not initiate.” “No Solicitation”: Post a “No Solicitation” notice on their front door. Help sort through his or her incoming mail. Watch T.V with a loved one to watch out for there interest in shopping shows.

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If you can’t be there for your senior: Seek trustworthy people who can serve as eyes and ears for seniors. Be able to screen door-to-door, telephone or computer scammers. Helpers could be neighbors, relatives, friends, faith community members or professional caregivers such as those from Home Instead Senior Care network.

I am passionate about helping families affected by dementia. I love seeing family members smile as they thank me for making an immense difference in their daily lives.

How do most of your clients/customers hear about you? It has been mainly through word of mouth; from my dementia educational workshops; the company website and newsletter.

For more information about protecting your seniors from scammers or for a free kit, contact your local Home Instead Senior Care office, or visit ProtectSeniorsFromFraud.com. Sharon Scramstad, General Manager Home Instead Senior Care HDI Harbour Deep Services Inc. 200 - 2550 Shaughnessy St., PoCo T: 604-552-3324 F: 604-552-3393 sharonkks@gmail.com

What’s one thing you would like people to know about your business? Besides the fact that this type of service does exist, I would like people to know that with 14 years of experience working in long-term care and as a former Executive Director for an Alzheimer Society, I acquired an abundance of creative ideas that have proven to be successful in managing behaviours associated with dementia.

Where do you see your business in five years? I see it remaining very active. With the aging population and dementia on the rise, this type of service is going to be highly needed for families, especially as the lack of available beds in care homes increases. In the next six months I will be publishing an E-book called, “Cracking the Dementia Code” to help families across Canada learn creative ways to manage the challenging behaviours of their loved ones. Personalized Dementia Solutions Karen Tyrell, CDP - Dementia Consultant and Educator 778-789-1496 DementiaSolutions@gmail.com / www.DementiaSolutions.ca

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Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation enhances the delivery of health care in our community through philanthropy and advocacy. Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation raises funds to support equipment purchases, education and programs within ERH. From new born babies to grandparents, more than 100,000 people use Eagle Ridge Hospital services each year. Our vision is to be the model of a community hospital foundation that sets the standard for best practices. How do most of your clients/customers hear about you? Through out events, such as the Evening of Caring Gala, the Charity Golf Classic and Wheel to Heal, as well as through social media and grassroots awareness events around the community. What’s one thing you would like people to know about your organization? Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation purchases 70 per cent of Eagle Ridge Hospital’s medical equipment. What are your most popular services and events? On Sept. 28th we are holding the 22nd Annual Evening of Caring Gala. The Gala is an event of pure philanthropy as the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation raises tens of thousands of dollars for much needed hospital equipment in the fastest growing community in the Fraser Health Region. The event is held annually at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam. It consists of a cocktail reception, plated sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and fundraising through Fund-A-Need. The fundraising revenues we achieve in just one night would otherwise take several months to accomplish. The individual tickets cost $160, or $1,200 for a table of eight. You can upgrade your Gala experience by purchasing a Heart of Gold Table for $2,000 for a table of eight, which includes personalized bar service, an upgraded meal, an exclusive reception and more.

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August 29, 2012 edition of the The Tri-City News

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