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Thousands of runners came out to support The Terry Fox Foundation during the annual Terry Fox Run in Port Coquitlam. Runners, walkers, cyclists and roller bladers were among the throngs who came out on a clear day to support their hometown hero, Terry Fox, and raise funds for cancer research. The cities of Port Moody and Coquitlam and the Village of Anmore also held Terry Fox Runs Sunday.

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First three lanes of the new Port Mann bridge opened this week with more changes to come.

Plan your drive this weekend Tuesday-morning commuters got the first crack at the new Port Mann bridge but drivers will want to avoid Highway 1 and the Cape Horn this weekend when numerous lane closures will be in effect. see TRAFFIC, page A8

Austin Heights is facing changes By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

More growing pains surfaced this week for an aging Coquitlam neighbourhood on the brink of rejuvenation. At a public hearing on Monday, city council heard from a Charland Avenue resident who complained about plans for an 88-unit apartment block set to be built on the north side of her street of

single-family homes. The proposed development by Ledingham McAllister is to be constructed south of the Petro-Can gas station — located just outside the core for Austin Heights, which is densifying with high-rise buildings. Last year, city council unanimously adopted a 20-year area plan calling for 2,500 more homes between Blue Mountain and Linton streets and Foster and Rochester avenues, with 15

HOW YOUR DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT The cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are surveyed to find out what’s on the agenda this fall. See page A13 sites designated for towers. Beverley Sewers told council she fears the planned two fourstorey condo blocks, spread over five lots, would lower

property values, exacerbate traffic and on-street parking, and disrupt southside residents. see SETTING page A3


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Leave that cell phone alone Simulator teaches eyeopening lessons about distracted driving

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By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy NewS

A driver who texts while they are behind the wheel is 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision. That was the message ICBC was hoping to drive home with students when the auto insurer brought its distracted driving simulator to Douglas College last week. Students were asked to sit behind the wheel of the stationary simulator and drive around a computerized residential neighbourhood while typing math questions into a calculator. The results were eye-opening for several volunteers. “I’m going to be more cognizant about next time I have my cellphone on my lap,” said thirdyear psychiatric nursing student Sonya Zihrul. “It kind of opened my eyes.” Mike Kowalczyk, another thirdyear Douglas College student, said the simulator reinforced why he does not speak on the phone while driving. He added that he has driven professionally and that if he needs to speak with someone while he is behind the wheel he uses headphones. “It was a good simulation,” he said. “It is very realistic. It is important for young drivers or any drivers even with experience to realize that the use of cellphones while driving definitely inhibits your reaction time.” The simulator was setup at Douglas College as part of ICBC’s Distracted Driving Month, and allowed students to see how their

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Third-year Douglas College student Mike Kowalczyk said ICBC’s distracted driving simulator is very realistic and highlights the importance of not talking on a cellphone while driving. driving was impacted by using a device. As part of the event, Coquitlam RCMP were also handing out tickets to distracted drivers along Pinetree Way outside the college. ICBC road safety coordinator Kathleen Nadalin told The Tri-City News that cellphones are addictive and can be hard to ignore when someone is behind the wheel. She said ICBC’s website is offering up free music ringtones, with the hope that drivers will prefer to

listen to a catchy tune rather than pickup the phone or text. “It is just another reminder,” she said. “Picking up a phone is addictive. This is a way of teaching people.” Dave Taylor, Douglas College’s marketing and communications manager, said the driving simulator was a fun way to teach students about the dangers of texting. He said that at highway speeds, a person who is looking down at their phone instead of on the road

can quickly travel the length of a football field without even realizing what is going on around them. “It is hard because people have their phone on alert,” he said. “They get a buzz and the instinct is to reach for the phone. The reality is it is not worth it.” Ringtones are available at www. icbcdrivesmart.ca and drivers are asked to take the Leave the Phone Alone pledge at www.leavethephonealone.ca/pledge. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

“I just don’t understand,” Sewers said. “It seems so inappropriate for the neighbourhood.” Other Charland Avenue residents also raised concerns about the development such as the massing close to detached houses and a potential opening of the dead-end road onto Lebleu Street, behind John B Pub. Still, during the 90-minute public hearing, council heard from Charland property owners selling their land for the development — including former city planner Joe Salmon, who owns 945 and 951 Charland Ave. Salmon said council set the bar last year when it allowed the Beedie Group to build a 19-storey, 133-unit landmark tower at Austin Heights’ gateway at Blue Mountain Street and Austin Avenue and “we would suggest that the next major investment in the area should be even more striking,” Salmon said. Coquitlam’s manager of development services Raul Alluvia said while the development doesn’t meet the area’s design guidelines of running north and south, city staff feel the building would fit well for Austin Heights as the medium-density building offers a good height transition as well as affordable housing. Council granted second and third bylaw reading to rezone the five lots with Coun. Selina Robinson opposing. Last month, a development permit was approved for Safeway, which wants to replace the grocery store with a 56,402 sq. ft. building.

More questions on handling of breathalizer tests Lawyer challenging roadside suspensions By Sarah Payne The Tri-CiTy NewS

Breathalyzers used by the Port Moody Police are under scrutiny again after an administrative error was discovered on several roadside prohibition documents filed since June. Vancouver defence lawyer Paul Doroshenko, who has been investigating documents related to the roadside screening devices since he first raised questions last October about how the equipment was being calibrated, said incorrect dates on the forms mean all roadside prohibitions issued since June should be overturned.

Doroshenko told The Tri-City News last week that more than 50 immediate roadside prohibitions have been issued since June, with 25 people blowing fails and another 25 blowing a warn. Because of the error, Doroshenko believes the results of the breathalyzer tests are unreliable. “It is shocking to me,” he said. “You have no idea whether you have blown into a device that has been serviced or is in need of servicing.” But the Port Moody Police say the incorrect dates on the forms are simply a clerical error related to nine immediate roadside prohibitions (IRPs). The documents are the certificates of an Approved Screening Device (ASD) calibrator. The forms are completed every 28 days, when

the ASDs are taken out of service and re-calibrated to ensure they’re functioning properly. The error occurred when the officer entered the same 28-day calibration expiration date twice on the form, including where the service expiry date — an annual date designated by the manufacturer when the devices must be sent back for testing — is supposed to go. The officer entered the calibration expiry date in both places on the form and left off the service expiry date. None of the ASDs used in the nine IRP files were used past their annual service expiry date. Once the error was pointed out, the officer contacted the superintendent of motor vehicles for advice on how to remedy the situation. The officer has since submitted sworn police supplemental reports for the

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nine IRPs affected by the error. “It’s human error, it’s unfortunate,” said PMPD Const. Luke van Winkel. “But if mistakes are made, the agency has no problem owning up to it and moving on from there.” The recently discovered clerical error is a separate issue from the ongoing investigation into the PMPD’s roadside screening devices. Last October Doroshenko suggested there were flaws in the way the PMPD calibrates its screening devices, resulting in inaccurate results and unwarranted penalties for drunk driving. Th e O f f i c e o f t h e Po l i c e Complaint Commissioner is investigating the matter, and the PMPD is also conducting an internal investigation. spayne@tricitynews.com

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Lawyer Paul Doroshenko has issues with police record-keeping.


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Meet the candidates in Anmore’s byelection By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

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Thiele: An Anmore resident for 13 years, Thiele and her husband have three children who attend school in the village. The stay-at-home mother wants to hold municipal office “to be a steward of the things that Anmore residents hold most dear: Our magnificent (yet fragile) environment, our unique semi-rural atmosphere, our strong community spirit and our low tax rates.” Thiele states her work on village committees and as a community volunteer “has given me an understanding of the workings of the village and the unique challenges faced by our community.... I have a willingness to listen to the voices of residents, along with a proven commitment to the future of the village of Anmore.” Voting takes place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, at the village hall (2697 Sunnyside Rd.).

been announced. To register, contact t h e Pa r l i a m e n t a ry Committees Office by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-428-8337; or by emailing financecommittee@leg.bc.ca.

ing, send a written submission, respond to the online survey, or submit a video file. A meeting is planned for Coquitlam on Oct. 2, although the location hasn’t

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Voters in the Tri-City village of Anmore head to the polls on Saturday to replace a councillor who quit only six months into his first term. Three candidates are running to fill Tim Laidler’s chair in the Sept. 22 byelection though only one of the applicants lives in the semi-rural community. Last week, The TriCity News asked the trio to supply a brief biography and to list the reasons why they are seeking a place on council. Here are their answers, in summary: • Arthur Crossman: A Coquitlam resident, Crossman is retired and has run for municipal office in several jurisdictions — often at the same time — as well as for a provincial seat. In 2010, he sought the mayor’s post in Anmore but lost to incumbent Heather

Anderson. Crossman did not provide information to The Tri-City News about his campaign; • Sagheer (Sager) Jan: A Port Moody resident who has worked as a logistics manager and planning assistant with the United Nations in Monrovia, Liberia, Jan is running “because the village of Anmore is safe, beautiful and should be kept as it is,” he stated. Jan describes himself as a trustworthy, passionate and dedicated worker who has volunteered in Vancouver, Coquitlam and Port Moody and “now the opportunity to work for the village of Anmore as a councillor will provide me again to contribute and to serve the community by understanding and working together for their concerns and issues, to help promote the village of Anmore with open and transparent policies and procedures”; • and Ann-Marie

cluding one stop in the Tri-Cities — which will begin once the Budget 2013 Consultation Paper is released by the Ministry of Finance. The public is invited to attend a public hear-

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Arthur Crossman, Sager Jan and AnnMarie Thiele are running in Anmore’s byelection.

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Notice of 2012 Tax Sale In accordance with Section 403, 404 and 405 of the Local Government Act and Section 254 of the Community Charter, the 2012 Annual Tax Sale will be held in the Council Chambers of the Civic Complex at 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. at 10am on Monday, September 24, 2012. The following properties are subject to sale by public auction, in the event that delinquent taxes plus penalties and interest are not paid before the above time and day, by cash, debit or certified cheque. The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property. Call 604.469.4503 with any questions.

Submit your photos for our 2013 souvenir calendar The City of Port Moody turns 100 next year. To celebrate this milestone, we want to fill our 2013 calendar with photographs of your favourite Port Moody places, spaces, events and activities. We’re looking for a range of photographs from 1913 all the way up to the present that celebrate what makes our city great! Submit those historical photos that highlight how much Port Moody has changed, or give us a crop of new images that capture our city’s present day culture. Get them in before October 9, 2012 for a chance to be featured in our 2013 calendar. Read the full requirements at www.portmoody.ca.

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Daycare operator pleads guilty in death of baby By Sarah Payne The Tri-CiTy News

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SD43: Night school enrolment down By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News

Night school enrolment has flatlined for free high school credit courses such as Math and English that adults typically take to upgrade their skills, leaving School District 43 officials scratching their heads as to the cause. Only about 375 people have signed up so far for face-to-face night school courses in subjects such as English 12, Math 11 and Chemistry 11 and 12, and district principal Sarah Husband said enrolment should be higher given the sluggish economy. “It’s a bit light,” she said, acknowledging that enrolment for these courses isn’t much different from when people had to pay $300 or more for each course. “The key thing for them, graduated or not, most courses continue to be tuition-free,” said Husband. One explanation for the less-than-stellar enrolment figures could be that people are confused about what courses are free after the province removed some from the tuition-free list. School District 43 has since posted a notice on its website explaining what courses are available for free and making signing up easier by putting registration online at www.sd43. bc.ca. under Continuing Education. Courses still available for free for students who are graduated and 19 years of age or older are as follows: • all Literacy Foundations courses; • Math 11 and 12 PreCalculus and Calculus

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Jae Jeon makes sandwiches with her daughters Emily and Jamie Boyle, 6 and 4 respectively. Jeon is returning to school as a graduated adult to take high school math and physics courses to qualify for entry to BCIT. 12; • Biology 11 and 12; • Physics 11 and 12; • Chemistry 11 and 12; • Communications 11 and 12; • and English 12 and FN English 12.

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For Jae Jeon, heading back to class is a way to get back into the workforce after eight years raising her daughters, Emily, 6, and Jamie, 4. Jeon was studying to be a mechanical engineer when she followed her husband to his job in Saskatchewan.

N ow, a f t e r ye a r s schooling her own daughters in science (they have a YouTube channel Little Princess Science Lab) and leading a Korean mothers’ group, she’s seeking entry into BCIT’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and needs to retake math, physics and biology. “I’m trying to go back to school in an area I’m more interested in,” said Jeon, who took Math 12 in the summer and is taking Physics 12 this fall. “The material wasn’t

hard,” she said, “but it’s challenging when I have two kids at home.” Still, the night school courses are perfect because her husband can be home with the kids. The fact that the courses are free is a bonus. “I was very happy to be back at school and being a student again, it’s very refreshing,” Jeon said.

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People planning on volunteering at the Grace Church homeless shelter this winter are being invited to an orientation session this weekend.  Rob Thiessen, director of the Hope for Freedom Society, which will operate the facility, said with so many changes to the shelter program, he believes the sessions will benefit new and veteran volunteers.  Since 2007, a cold/wet weather mat program has rotated between churches during the winter season. That changes this year, when the shelter moves to Grace Church, where it will stay for six months.  “There are things about this that are new,”Thiessen.“There is

a new facility. We have a bunch of new volunteers that are coming on board. We thought we would hold this and see what happens.” While duties range from meal preparation to cleanup and chores, Thiessen said the most important work involves creating a welcoming environment for shelter users.  Communication with the homeless is key, he added, and something that volunteers become more comfortable with over time. “It is a very natural process,” Thiessen said. “It can be awkward initially but then they warm up and kind of go from there.” Sessions will be held on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. and Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Grace Church (2606

Kingsway Ave.). People who are hoping to volunteer can email andrea@hopeforfreedom.org. The temporary shelter at Grace Church is expected to be in place for the winter months this year and in the 2013/14 season. The facility is often referred to as the “bridge shelter,” which will fill the gap between the closing of the cold/wet weather mat program and the completion of a permanent shelter at 3030 Gordon Avenue in early 2015. Sean Spear, the associate director of Rain City Housing, which is overseeing the construction of a permanent facility in Coquitlam, said the project is still in its design phase. In assessing what the shelter will require, the group

has toured similar facilities in Langley, Surrey and Vancouver and Spear believes many of the components of those shelters will be incorporated into 3030 Gordon. “We have learned what works and what they found they would change,” he said of the other facilities. “It has got our creative minds going.” An architect has already been chosen and a bid for the construction management contract was recently put out to tender. Spear believes that shovels will be in the ground by late 2013 and the project, which will take approximately 14 months to build, will be finished in January, 2015. An open house for the shelter will be held on Oct. 16 between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

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Meanwhile, highway construction will mean significant lane closures that will be in effect from Friday night to Sunday morning. Highway 1 westbound will be reduced to one lane at the Cape Horn Interchange. In addition, access to Highway 1 eastbound from the westbound lanes of Lougheed Highway (via the Cape Horn Interchange) will be closed. Drivers on Lougheed who want to access Highway 1 eastbound will have to use the Brunette Avenue on-ramp about three kilometres to the west. Other changes: • Final alignment for Lougheed Highway eastbound, which takes drivers under Highway 1 to reconnect with the current Lougheed alignment on the north side of Highway 1. • The eastbound exit to Lougheed Highway eastbound (Exit 44) will stay in its current location, meaning drivers will merge with Lougheed’s eastbound lanes and drive on the new Lougheed eastbound alignment. • Drivers accessing United Boulevard and the Mary Hill Bypass from Lougheed Highway eastbound will drive on the new Lougheed alignment and merge with United at the north end of the Cape Horn Interchange.

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The annual tax sale will be held on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:00 in the Forenoon in the Council Chambers of the City of Coquitlam, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C. The following properties will be offered for sale unless delinquent taxes with interest are paid prior to the sale, by cash, money order or certified cheque. Purchase of tax sale property is subject to tax under the

Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property. For further information, please contact the Revenue Services Department at 604-927-3050. The City of Coquitlam will appoint a person to bid at Tax Sale for the municipality.

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Thorne calls it quits Parole denied for family killer The long-serving politican wants to leave at top of the game By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

One of the Tri-Cities’ MLAs won’t be running for re-election in May. On Monday, Diane Thorne, the NDP MLA for CoquitlamMaillardville, announced she plans to retire from the elected post she’s held since 2005. Currently, she serves as the deputy opposition critic for education. Thorne, who was a Coquitlam city councillor from 1996 to 2005, told The Tri-City News she made her mind up last weekend following a meeting with her riding association executive. “I think that 17 years is enough for anybody in public service,” the popular politician said, “and I want to finish when I’m still enjoying the job and I’m still on top of the game. I think it’s time. It’s not supposed to be a huge 40-year career.” She added, “It was so tough to make this decision.... but I’d like to do the things that I’ve not been able to do for the past 20 years like extended travel.” Thorne, a Coquitlam resident, cited a number of achievements while in provincial office such as getting the home inspection bill in place, changes in the Residential Tenancy Act and tabling a 14,000-signature petition to keep Riverview Hospital as a mental-health institution. In a statement issued Monday, NDP leader Adrian Dix said Thorne has been a “valuable part of our caucus. A passionate advocate for social services and for improving people’s lives in tangible ways, Diane

has been effective in making the case that t h e s e investments THORNE enrich the life and health of the entire community.” Tri-City MLAs of both political stripes praised Thorne for her hard work and sense of humour. “I’m sad to see her go,” said NDP MLA Mike Farnworth (Port Coquitlam). “I have worked with her on several issues and have enjoyed her company. She has been a champion on issues for education, seniors, social services and

Riverview.” NDP MLA Joe Trasolini (Port MoodyCoquitlam) said Thorne helped him during the byelection earlier this year and “she was a mentor when I got to Victoria. She is well informed and well respected and has represented her riding very well.” Added BC Liberal MLA Doug Horne (Coquitlam-Burke Mountain): “For many years Diane has dedicated herself to Coquitlam,” he said. “Her wit and charm will definitely be missed in Victoria, but I am certain she will continue to work hard.”

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has wound down as shale deposits are staked and the price falls. De Jong’s response shows how serious this problem is for any B.C. government. He inherits Falcon’s political commitment to present a balanced budget next spring. How he will do that, and be believed in a heated postHST election campaign, remains a mystery. De Jong announced a hiring freeze for government staff, and a management salary freeze across health care, universities and Crown corporations as well as government operations. He hinted at an even harder line with unions, as the government’s largest employee group continued selective strike action. This, and the familiar vow to rein in travel and other discretionary spending, won’t come close to replacing the lost gas revenues. Asset sales, which Falcon came up with in a desperate effort to dig the government out of its huge sales tax hole, won’t show up on the books until next year, if they go ahead at all.

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Raising taxes or fees? Forget it. It’s either cut programs or run another deficit. The one glimmer of hope in what de Jong called the “ugly” resource revenue picture is that natural gas revenues don’t have much farther to fall. And then there is the light at the far end of the tunnel, exports to Asia where the price remains much higher. That project took two important steps forward last week. Spectra Energy and British multinational BG Group unveiled plans for a third major pipeline to bring northeast gas to the coast, this one to a site near Prince Rupert proposed for a liquefied natural gas facility.  And on Friday, the Haisla Nation and the B.C. government announced a land use agreement to develop another LNG export facility on the Douglas Channel near Catamite. Two proposals in that area have already received federal export permits and financing from global energy players, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies. One of the bills jammed through by the

B.C. Liberals in the hectic legislative session this spring was to do away with another of those federal-provincial overlaps that make industrial development so slow and difficult. Ottawa has sole authority to regulate reserve lands, but agreed to delegate that to B.C. and the Haisla, allowing them to pioneer the latest agreement. This is a major breakthrough, not just in the industrial development of northern B.C. but in dismantling the century-old logjam of aboriginal resource claims. At the centre of Premier Christy Clark’s much-promoted jobs plan is the target of having three LNG export terminals and associated pipelines in production by 2020. That now looks like a more realistic target. But the jobs and revenues won’t arrive in time to save the B.C. Liberals from their current predicament. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Time to let Quebec go its own way The Editor, Re. “Au revoir & no more handouts” (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Aug. 31). I do not think Face to Face columnist Andy Radia’s position was extreme at all. My own opinion is similar but goes farther. If Quebec were to become its own country, fine. It would enjoy the same status as any foreign nation, meaning Quebecers would have no Canadian passports, would have their own currency and armed forces. Moving on to O t t awa , Q u e b e c e r s wo u l d g e t n o c i v i l service jobs as those would be taken over by Canadians. Even though I would rather see Quebec stay and adopt a system like New Brunswick (Canada’s only officially bilingual province), it is time that political pandering to Quebec stops. And all land areas that were granted to Quebec by the federal government after it joined Confederation should be returned. Gerry K. Stuart Coquitlam

Denying it hurts us all The Editor, Re: “2,500 scientists agree on climate change” (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Sept. 14). The climate-change denial industry has worked hard for the past couple of decades, spreading confusion and misinformation about the reality, causes, and consequences of a runaway greenhouse effect. These are the same types of people who tried to disprove the link between smoking and lung cancer. But tobacco addiction’s public health consequences were limited to the smokers and their neighbors, with no multi-generational impacts. Climate change is an entirely different story, with effects that will still be felt a hundred, a thousand, or ten thousand years from now. It is as if cigarette smoking brought cancer, heart disease, and emphysema not just to the smokers but to a hundred generations of their descendants. Warren Senders Toronto, Ontario

Not up to mayor to stop gangs & drugs need to be nurtured and shown a safer path so they learn that gangs and drugs are not the way to go. Those adults who right now are raising children while living a gang or drug lifestyle: how do you expect these innocent kids to grow up to understand and experience a normal childhood? If gangs want to get rid of each other, it would be appreciated if they could do so where the general lawabiding public won’t fear for their own safety. It is my right to be able to go about my daily life without worrying if my kids and I will be caught in the crossfire. Reality check #2: City politicians are elected. Nowhere in a mayor’s job description does it say they are responsible for removing violence from their communities.

The Editor, Port Moody’s recent gathering or “rally” is no way to respond to the horror of gangs and drugs in today’s society. We are each responsible for our own actions, and to do what we can to ensure safety in our own homes and communities. Reality check #1: Gangs and drugs are in every community. Long gone are the days when gunfire rang out only on the streets of our larger cities. People have the ability to walk, drive and live anywhere, therefore violence can happen anywhere: at our coffee shops, recreation centers or right down the street from our homes. People choose gangs and drugs for a reason. And in many cases these unfortunate choices are made earlier in life. Our children

This is what the police are for. Our taxes help pay for the police and there is only so much money to go around. We can not expect them to be everywhere at every moment of the day to see everything and watch everyone. They also rely on the residents to be the eyes and ears of our communities to fill in the blanks. The blame shouldn’t be put on Mayor Mike Clay. He’s not the one who pulled the trigger. He supports the city of Port Moody and residents should do the same and not point fingers. S tar t ed u catin g your kids early about the dangers of gangs and drugs. And put more pressure on our federal government to have stiffer penalties handed out to the people responsible for these crimes. Kristina Marrington Coquitlam

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Renovations, roofing and parks among city priorities Cities lay out fall capital priorities By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

Last month, as elected officials took a summer break, Tri-City homeowners adjusted to new hikes in their property tax bills. Now, as city councils get back to business this month and gear up for next year’s budget, taxpayers are keeping an even sharper eye to see where their hard-earned bucks go. Here are a few of the key priorities and decisions city managers in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody aim to see concluded by year’s end:

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• Coquitlam Public Library: The City Centre branch is scheduled to relocate two blocks south from the basement of city hall to Henderson Centre this fall, resulting in three times more space than the current facility. Last year, council earmarked $15 million for the purchase of 31,000 sq. ft. at 1160 Pinetree Way as well as the move — paid for with $9 million in borrowed funds and casino revenues from next year’s cycle. • Transit-oriented development: City managers hope to complete the planning principles for development along the Evergreen Line corridor, especially around the Burquitlam and three City Centre stations. Among the issues are: zoning (including building height); density bonuses (cash to the municipality in exchange for zoning variances); parking; and rental housing replacement. • Partington Creek: The final report on the neighbourhood plan for this fourth and largest Burke Mountain area is expected to go before city council this fall. The city is the majority land

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Richard Stewart, Greg Mork, and library director Rhian Piprell stand outside the new library space at 1169 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam, which is undergoing renovations for a fall opening. owner in Partington, which will be the commercial and recreational hub for residents on Burke — a community expected to grow by 20,000 more people over the next 15-plus years. • Garbage/recycling: Smithrite Disposal currently holds the $5.8-million annual contract for pick-up but that expires June 30, 2014, and city council will decide this fall what’s next for future collection: Take it in-house or leave it external, as well as whether to make the system automated as it is in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Coquitlam homeowners pay about $350 a year for pickup — the highest in the Tri-Cities, mainly due to the city’s size and steep hills. • Mackin Park, David Avenue: Multi-million dollar upgrades to the Maillardville Park and the arterial road are due to wrap up this fall. The Beedie Group, a developer turning the former Fraser Mills site into a Granville Island-type site, is donating $500,000 towards the Mackin makeover. The David Avenue project will see the stretch to the Port Moody border — from Pinetree Way to Noons Creek Drive — expanded, with room for pedestrians and cyclists.

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• Gates Park: A new artificial turf surface is being built to replace a gravel field and meet the demand for quality playing surfaces for soccer and field lacrosse teams. Adding an artificial turf field was identified as a top priority when the city began consulting with the public for its 2011 Athletic Field Strategy. • M a s t e r Transportation Plan: The 12-year-old plan that provides strategic direction about roads, transit and pedestrian/

cycling facilities is now being updated and the draft report is expected to go before city council this fall; the final document will be the city’s multi-modal guide over the next 20 years, taking into consideration population and employment growth projections. • Broadway: The city is building an underground storm water detention system on city land at Broadway Street and Cameron Avenue — the last piece of the puzzle in the arterial road’s lengthy reconstruction project. The network is intended to have adequate overflow storage and prevent flooding during peak storm water events. • B u s i n e s s D e v e l o p m e n t O p p o r t u n i t i e s Ta s k Force: Created this year, the group, led by Coun. Mike Forrest, will reveal its results later this year on economic development opportunities, which include identifying current business needs, attracting and retaining new businesses, and ensuring good customer service at city hall. As well, on Oct. 23 at PoCo Inn and Suites, the task force will host a business forum and net-

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• Recreation complex: Construction crews have been on top of the centre this summer to replace the aging roof — a $332,632 contract awarded to Mack Kirk Roofing and Sheet Metal — and city council in July agreed to apply for a federal grant to pay for part of the repairs over the old rec centre, curl-

ing rink and skaters’ lobby. Another section (the underside of the roof overhang around the weight room) will also need upgrades soon. • Alderside Road water main: The 50-year-old water main for domestic and fire water — located between 640 and 1046 Alderside Rd. — has been deteriorating and, since the end of July, the city has been working to replace 1,120 m

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he iconic buildings, sweeping vistas and beautiful trees of the Riverview Hospital lands get all the attention. But across Lougheed Highway, down a country road lined with brambles, shrubs and tall grasses, another piece of Riverview history awaits the curious visitor. Colony Farm Regional Park is an urban sanctuary where bats, herons and raptors co-mingle under a wide sky; walkers circumnavigate 8.5 km of trails; and community gardeners tend their plants as carefully as babies. But a century ago, Colony Farm — likely named because it was a government operation, not a private enterprise and thus a colony farm — was a thriving farm operation that provided thousands of tonnes of produce, meat and milk to provincial institutions around the province, including the then bustling Essondale and, later, Riverview Hospital, which closed this summer. The rich, alluvial soil generated over time by the confluence of the nearby Coquitlam and Fraser rivers provided the base for extensive farm operations that included a dairy, a cattle ranch and vegetable plots, all of which were cared for mostly by mental health patients. At the turn of the century, when Colony Farm was developed, mental health authorities believed patients would benefit from “moral treatment,” which

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Top left, the original gate that marked the entry to Colony Farm, where crops and cattle were kept and maintained to provide food for Riverview Hospital and other provincial institutions. It was home to award-winning Clydesdales, as well as patients and staff who lived on site. The farm ceased operations in 1983. should include fresh air, healthy food, recreation and work. In those days, it wasn’t considered inhumane for patients to produce the food for their own table. That view changed over time with the development of human rights legislation, but for nearly 80 years, Colony Farm provided food, milk and meat for thousands of staff and patients at Riverview. Its start, however, coincides with another Tri-City historical development: the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Anna Tremere, who documents Colony Farm history for the Riverview Historical Society, writes that the original owners of the Colony Farm lands, and the forested area where Riverview Hospital was located, were men in England who were disappointed to learn the CPR terminus would be in Vancouver, not Port Moody. Thus, they were eager to sell off their holdings in exchange for 1,000 acres of virgin timber they could log for a profit. Dr. G.H. Manchester believed the property would be ideal to replace existing mental health facilities that were getting overcrowded and so the government purchased the lands in 1904. By 1905, several

acres were cleared at Colony Farm, which was easiest to level because it was flat, and temporary buildings were erected. Diking and digging of ditches helped make the property relatively safe from floods and by the time West Lawn opened for 300 patients in 1913, some 450 acres of Colony Farm had been cleared. Farm Cottage and The Annex were soon built to house staff and patients, and intensive farming had begun. “The farm was considered the province’s showpiece,” Tremere writes, “and people came worldwide to see the farm, cattle and prize-winning Clydesdale horses.” There was a cannery that provided 22 tonnes of various fruits and vegetables; barns where 20 hogs were killed each week, and tonnes of beef, mutton, and butter were produced as well. “Colony Farm was absolutely gorgeous,” noted Jenny Gardner Lenihan, who grew up on the farm where her dad worked, in the 1995 Colony Farm Land Use Study. see Future, page A15

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“The cattle were knee-deep in straw, the barns were immaculately kept, all the timbers and buildings were painted white and you could walk in your white shoes and not get dirty.” Eventually, the farm lost its usefulness as the province’s bread-basket. A series of floods and deliberately set fires caused problems in the 1940s and ’50s, and changing attitudes made it questionable whether patients should be doing the work of provincial employees. In 1983, the farm ceased operations. Today, there are few signs Colony Farm was once a thriving agricultural institution, although the adjacent Forensic Psychiatric Institution is a reminder the property is still used for people with mental health issues. Some original fencing remains from Riverview days, a cottage and bunkhouse for staff and workers remain, although they are boarded up and decaying, and the Colony Farm Community Gardens suggest the area is still useful for agricultural purposes. But the future of Colony Farm is still taking shape and there is little likelihood it will ever be returned to its original state as a large agricultural enterprise. A proposal to establish an agricultural academy and encourage more intensive farming has been put on hold while it gets more scrutiny from groups, such as the Burke Mountain Naturalists, who were instrumental in getting Colony Farm established as a regional park. Still, the area provides a tranquil break from the traffic-thronged Mary Hill Bypass to the south and the Lougheed Highway to the north and is worth a visit. • The Tri-City News concludes its Riverview Stories summer series next week with a few remembrances from people in the community. If you have a memory or a comment about Riverview, please send it to newsroom@tricitynews.com for possible inclusion in the feature. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Colony Farm Regional Park is home to a community garden, 8.5 km of trails and next door, the Forensic Psychiatric Institution. But there are still a few remnants of the old days, like this rusty fence, at right.

Colony Farm — a Timeline

1904 — Dr. G.H. Manchester recommends purchase of 1,000 acres in Coquitlam for development of mental health facilities. 1905 — Work commences to clear the land, temporary buildings erected on site formerly known as Cranberry Bog. 1906 — 17 acres of Colony farm cleared mostly by patients and several acres of bench land where Hospital for the Mind (later Essondale and Riverview Hospital) would be built. 1908 — Diking and ditching of approximately 450

acres of Colony Farm land. 1910 — 60 patients work on farm, described as “visually stunning.” 1913 — West Lawn opens for 300 patients; Colony Farm produces more than 700 tons of crops and 20,000 gallons of milk in a year, using mostly patient labour. 1920 — Two permanent dormitories are added to the growing complex at Colony Farm, providing 75 beds for patients working on the farm. 1921 — Coquitlam Dam breaks and Colony Farm flooded. 1946/’47 — Buildings set on fire, killing one staff

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member and farm animals. 1948 — Fraser River floods farmland, most of the crops are lost; 240 patients from Farm Cottage and Annex transferred to Essondale; staff and patients do extensive sandbagging. 1949 — Riverside built on Colony Farm for war veterans. 1964 — Decision to turn Riverside into a maximumsecurity building for prisoners, including those with criminal records associated with mental disorder. 1974 — Citizen Commission on Human Rights reviews practices of allowing patients to work on the farm; despite claims

work considered therapeutic, significant changes are made to staffing. 1976 — Riverside Unit renamed the Forensic Psychiatric Institute. 1983 — Provincial government closes the farm, ideas surface about turning property into a race track or industrial site; groups raise alarm. 1995 — Colony Farm Land Use Plan developed with groups such as Burke Mountain Naturalists, Douglas College and FarmFolk/CityFolk. 1996 — Colony Farm dedicated as a regional park; grant of $20,000 received to establish a community

garden. 1997 — New state-ofthe art facilities open at the Forensic Psychiatric Institute. 1998 — Colony Farm Park Association forms. 2011 — Draft Colony Farm Regional Park Preliminary Sustainability Plan suggests intensifying agricultural use of the property but public engagement process put on hold. – Sources: Anna Tremere and the Riverview Historical Society, Metro Vancouver Parks, Colony Farm Park Association, Colony Farm Land Use study

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City surveys PoCo businesses By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

Port Coquitlam wants to hear from city businesses as it moves forward with a strategic plan it hopes will increase economic development opportunities. Business owners and entrepreneurs are being encouraged to fill out a city survey before the Sept. 24 deadline and to take part in a public forum on Oct. 23. Coun. Mike Forrest, who chairs the Mayor’s Task Force o n B u s i n e s s D eve l o p m e n t

Opportunities, said the council is hoping to identify some of the challenges businesses face. “We want to find out the things that might entice business to come to Port Coquitlam and help businesses that have challenges now,” he said. “We want to see if there are things that are fixable that we can address.” Much of the information gathered will help shape the city’s economic strategic plan, which will be drafted in the new year. He said the outreach process is just getting started and he expects

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Do the complexities of work and life sometimes feel overwhelming? Are expectations high at work and at home for keeping up with technology, working and other tasks? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of Canadians feel inadequate because they lack foundational skills — from literacy to numeracy, from using a computer to talking in groups — and these skill gaps are preventing them from achieving their potential. And while knowing when you need to upgrade and where to go to get these important skills is just as important as acquiring them, many people don’t know where to start. “These skills ebb and flow,” said Pam Tetarenko, a labour market transitions consultant with Douglas College. While most people assume low literacy skills are the main stumbling block to achieving success. research has found that nine skills are necessary to success-

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The Tri-Cities Literacy Committee is putting on an Essential Skills Fair at Douglas College. The committee consists of (clockwise from left,) Alison Whitmore, coordinator of continuing education with School District 43, Ryan Drew, of SUCCESS, Claire Pinkett, of the Immigrant Services Society, Pam Tetarenko and Lois Taylor of Douglas College, Kim Abram, also of ISS and Barb Mancell, literacy outreach coordinator. DIANE STRANDBERG TRI-CITY NEWS

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More than a hundred police officers will be setting off on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast ride this morning (Wednesday) from Scott Creek middle school in Coquitlam. The riders — Coquitlam RCMP constables Danick Nolet, Jennifer Goodings, Matthew Berinbaum and Michael Murray, as well as Port Moody Police Const. Jenn Ohashi — will be cycling a 900-km route over nine days covering the Sea to Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast, North Shore and throughout Metro Vancouver. They’ll be cycling back through the Tri-Cities on Tuesday, Sept. 25 on their way to Pitt Meadows. For more information on the tour, visit www. copsforcancerbc.ca.

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fully function in work, learning and life, says Tetarenko. Reading, document use, writing, numeracy and how to use a computer seem obvious in today’s technological world. But oral communication, thinking skills, the ability to work with others and the understanding that learning never stops are equally important. And not everyone acknowledges they lack some of these skills so they fail to upgrade and they fail to achieve their potential. In fact, surveys have found that between 42% and 48% of Canadians lack either

one or more of the skills while people who have them are more productive, find a job 29 weeks faster, are healthier and make more money. “They need these skills to learn, they need these skills for success in life,” said Lois Taylor, who works with essential skills and immigrants at Douglas College. Tetarenko and Taylor belong to the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, a collaborative group of people who work in local libraries, schools and community service agencies. This fall, the group is intent on spreading awareness of the nine essential skills

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Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project Construction Delays: Highway 1 and Lougheed Highway Motorists are advised that delays will occur on Highway 1 and Lougheed Highway the weekends of September 21 to 23 and September 28 to 30 due to significant construction work at the Cape Horn Interchange. Drivers are encouraged to avoid Highway 1 and use alternate routes during this time.

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E G R A N D P R IZ R O F IP IS A T R A II W A H O T O TW Scenes from the 32nd annual Terry Fox Hometown Run in Port Coquitlam (clockwise from top): A group of wheelchair-bound spectators pose for a snapshot under the finish line; volunteer co-ordinator Mary Ness after her head was shaved to raise money for cancer research; run organizer Dave Teixeira with Terrance Fox (Fred’s son), keynote speaker and breast cancer survivor Wendie den Brok and Mayor Greg Moore; a father and daughter show their Fox spirit; and toddler Ryan joins about 5,000 runners, walkers (including with Nordic poles) and cyclists in PoCo.

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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: Paving starting Sept 10th including following streets: Denton Street, Victor Street, Webster Avenue, Perth Avenue, Appian Way (Whiting Way to Denton Street portion), Cochrane Avenue, Brookmere Avenue, Bosworth Street, Rutland Court, Ivy Avenue (Victor Street to Crosby Street portion) and Crosby Street. JANIS WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Five generations — including baby Kyro Rieu — support the Terry Fox Foundation by taking part in the PoCo hometown run on Sunday. Below, a group of girls race past Minnekhada middle school to reach the finish line.

• Ebert Avenue – Whiting Way to Robinson Street AND Fairview Street – Foster Avenue to Ivy Avenue – Boulevard restoration taking place. • Finnigan Street - North of Hillside Avenue and South of Kaptey Avenue – 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. • 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 by 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 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).

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Take a walk outdoors and then read a fall picture book with your child A GOOD READ Irene Jakse

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colour, days grow shorter and the chill is felt in the air, it is a natural time to think about all those wonderful childhood stories about fall. A wide selection of picture books are available at your local library to celebrate this time of year with your preschool or primary age child. For some great rhyming stories, one of my favourites is I Know it’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Nancy Hayashi. Spinelli’s beautiful verse,“When we go picking apples for Mom’s apple pie, and noisy geese fly south across the evening sky...” is accompanied by Hayashi’s illustrations that create a story you can actually feel and smell. Yellow Moon, Apple Moon written by Pamela Porter, and illustrated by Matt James is a bedtime story and song. A young child in red sleepers wishes the moon a goodnight as she inventories all the familiar things around her.“Here’s my house, my swing, my tree. Here’s my window, my bed, and me” Red are the Apples by Marc Harshman and Cheryl Ryan introduces all the colours of an autumn harvest. A great story to blend all the colours of the things we need to grow and harvest the farmer’s bounty. Illustrations by Wade Zahares bring the text to life. Lauren Thompson’s Mouse’s First Fall highlights the joy of leaves

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in the fall. Mouse and friend, Minka follow all the colours and shapes of leaves and all the fun ways leaves can be piled up, skipped, swished and jumped in!  Illustrations are by Buket Erdogan. Dappled Apples by Jan Carr celebrates all things fall. The leaves, the apples, the pumpkins and fun of Halloween are all highlighted by the paper-collage artwork of illustrator Dorothy Donohue. For some longer stories about leaves and fall, I Love Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett,

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Beautiful illustrations accompany a story that you can feel and smell. illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church. Pip Squirrel is terrified that the tree he calls home is falling apart. Lying underneath the tree Pip notices the changing colours of the leaves and ...oh no! A leaf is falling! Pip tries to catch it, but there’s another one, and another...how will he manage to save the tree? With the help of friend, Blossom, Pip scurries up the tree and tries unsuccessfully to

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The Riverview Lands: Call for Participation Draft Heritage Conservation Plan

Shared Services BC is seeking your feedback on the Riverview Lands’ draft Heritage Conservation Plan (HCP) and conservation strategies. These were developed to reflect and consider the values that stakeholders and the public hold for the Lands. Values were shared through workshops, questionnaires, interviews and online and written submissions. Once the Heritage Conservation Plan and discussions with First Nations groups are complete, BC Housing will begin planning for public consultations on future land use. The draft plan will be available for review after September 24th online at www.riverviewvalues.info, at the main branches of the Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam Public Libraries, and at Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam City Halls. Public Drop-in Open House #1 October 1, 2012 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Gathering Place – Living Room 1100 – 2253 Leigh Square Place Port Coquitlam

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in this book. Parents and educators who are thinking of fall themes for their classes will find any of these books a wonderful addition to circle time. So, fall into your local library to pick up some great stories about this fabulous season! A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. This column was written by Irene Jakse, a librarian with the Port Moody Public Library.

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A yellow piece of machinery that talks to you — while potentially saving your life — will be a key component of School District 43’s first aid tool kits. As reported last week in The Tri-City News, the district is rolling out its plan to have automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in all Tri-City public schools. The plan, costing $80,000, will see principals, high school students and custodians trained to use the AEDs, which can tell when someone needs a life-saving shock and will administer it. Last Tuesday, a cardiologist with BC Children’s Hospital lauded the district for being the first in the province to commit to purchasing AEDs and that training and educating people about their importance will prevent heart attack fatalities among children. “You guys have taken a huge step,” Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani told the board, adding that he would like to see AEDS in more public facilities because they save lives. SD43 health and safety manager Wendy Bennett told the board that Grade 10 students will be taught how to use the AEDs during their CPR training and principals, custodians and employees with first aid certificates will be taught how to use them, too. According to Sanatani, the defibrillators are “comically simple”

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Cleaning up Port Moody Inlet is the goal of volunteers and supporters of the Port Moody Ecological Society who will be descending on wooded forests and trails on Saturday to pick up litter. Once again, the organization responsible for running the Noons Creek Hatchery is calling for volunteers to participate in the national Canadian Shoreline

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• Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers AGM, 7 p.m., Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr., Coquitlam. Guest speaker from Glen Pine Pavilion seniors’ centre will discuss possible programs at Victoria Hall; new Burke Mountain residents are

welcome. Info: Jim, 604941-2260. • 10th Coquitlam Scouts registration, 6:45 p.m., in the gym at Walton elementary school. Info: Wendy, 604-944-7665. • PoCo Heritage meeting, 1 p.m., in the Gathering Place, Leigh

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Friday, SePt. 21 • Tri-City Singles Social Club welcomes new members to its meeting, 7 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., Port Moody. TCSSC provides an opportunity for single men and women

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Saturday, SePt. 22 • Cedar Drive elementary school car wash and bake sale, noon-4 p.m., at Prairie Service, 1976 Prairie Ave., PoCo. Car wash is by donation to support Cedar Drive’s Grade 5 camp.

• PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society hosts free Diamond Jubilee tea in a celebration of the queen’s 60 years of service to Canada, 2-4 p.m., Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., see page A28

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• PoCo Heritage Society hosts heritage evening in the Community Archives (the Outlet building) at Leigh Square. Dan Owens will demonstrate bread making. Info: www.pocoheritage.org or Facebook; email: pocoheritage1@ gmail.com; or Brian or Pippa, 604-927-8403.

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At left, city project manager Vraj Sudra and Gillian Elliott, then the executive director of Place des Arts, show the blueprint for expansion at the construction site on Brunette Avenue, with Ryan House in the background. And below, Barb Hobson (president of the Place des Arts’ board) with executive director Joan Roberts and Fern Bouvier, who founded the Maillardville facility 40 years ago and recently stepped down as board president, pictured at Place des Arts earlier this month. AT LEFT, PHOTO SUBMITTED; BELOW, JANIS WARREN/THE TRICITY NEWS

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ike all good things, it started as a dream. In the late 1960s, a group of dedicated volunteers — led by Centennial secondary art teacher Don Portelance — dreamt aloud it was time the arts had a permanent home in Coquitlam. Among those in the group was Leonore Peyton of the Coquitlam First Nighters; Jim Kirk, School District 43’s music supervisor; Coquitlam Fine Arts Council president Fern Bouvier and his wife Cecile; and council secretary Gloria Orr. “We made it our job to quietly or noisily pressure the powers that be to find us a place to have as a home for the arts,” Portelance remembered. “Everyone supported us but no money was forthcoming.” Then, one day, Bouvier pitched the idea to then-mayor Jim Tonn to take over the old police station and courthouse on Brunette Avenue, close to where city hall used to be. Bouvier recalls that meeting clearly. “Jim Tonn told us we had six months to make it or we

would be out,” he said. And so the group corralled some teachers and soon the music, dance and arts students came to the buildings that were in such disrepair that one of the ceilings had to be held up with two beams so it didn’t cave in. Still, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 1972, Bouvier — then the head of the French department at Centennial secondary — 26 teachers plus staff officially opened Place des Arts to the community. And, since that date, its success has never slowed. Four years later, the talk of expansion started “and it took us 23 years to get there,” Bouvier said with a laugh. In 1994, a capital campaign was

launched to grow the non-profit centre that would incorporate Ryan House, the 1908 one-and-ahalf wood framed home of Fraser Mills’ manager. Bouvier recalls having to send a letter to Lou Sekora, who was just elected as Coquitlam’s MP, to request an additional $180,000 in federal funding. “It was the first letter that came across his desk as an MP,” Bouvier said, “and we met our goal in short order after that.” By 1996, Place des Arts had another 11,0000 square feet at its disposal. Today, the expanded Place des Arts boasts a $2-million annual operational budget — of which 38%, or $827,974, came from the city of Coquitlam last year — for its 2,000 visual arts, music, drama, dance, creative writing and other artistic students, 80 faculty and nine full-time staff. It also has a nine-person board to guide the vision. And president Barb Hobson is well aware of the pressures Place des Arts faces. “The board knows the centre is bursting at the seams,” she said, “and that’s wonderful for the arts.” see loTS plAnned, page A31

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Dance and theatre programs are especially strong. “If we had a bigger facility, we could do incredible things,” said executive director Joan Roberts, a classically trained dancer who is also a board member of ArtsConnect, which used to be the Coquitlam Fine Arts Council. “We need space for performance. We need a new Leonore Peyton Salon because it’s just too small. The board is looking at solutions and ways to stay competitive.” She added, “We are not going to stand still. We want to keep the quality and the vitality that this community has nurtured.” Bouvier said Place des Arts’ success is because it has stayed true to its core values of keeping classes small, contracting top-notch instructors and mixing the arts in a single facility, creating a hub for inspiration. As for its 40th anniversary festivities, which kicked off this month, Roberts said a number of activities are lined up to celebrate the centre like concerts, lectures, a community banner project (led by artist Joy Kirkwood), exhibitions and fundraisers. One signature event is called Impromptu, which is in its second year and will be held on Oct. 13 with a 1950s Newfoundland kitchen-party theme. Last year’s fundraiser brought in $15,000 for the facility’s scholarship and bursary program. Meanwhile, fall registration is now open with most classes starting this Sunday. To sign up, call 604-664-1636 or visit www.placedesarts.ca. jwarren@tricitynews.com

SOCIAL FABRIC

As part of Place des Arts’ 40th anniversary, the centre invites the public to take part in The Social Fabric Project. The end result will be a commemorative, hand-woven tapestry that will remain at Place des Arts. Spearheaded by PdA fibre arts teacher Catherine Dumaine, a loom will be set up in the atrium for the 40 weeks of sessional

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Moyra Burnett: Acrylic, Batik C. Chappell: Art of Elementary School Teachers, Drama C. Embacher: Fabric Art Audrey Hitchens: Rhythmic Dance, Ballet Bill Sclater: Drawing and Painting G. Chappell: Experimental Drawing and Painting M. Eddison: Fabric Art and Design J. Dorman: Guitar LindaYap: Advanced Ballet R. Radzikowski: Voice and Recorder Julie Lusk: Music Helen Price: Puppetry Linda Berry: Singing and Dancing Madeleine Darling: Weaving Eric Iles: Music and Orchestra Roger Loubert: Photography Linda Burrows: Pottery Marg Wight: Pottery Ruth Meechan: Pottery G. Uritam: Stained Glass Shirley Steemers: Weaving Ray Thompson: Choir Bev Cressey: Choir Sinikka Allen: Preschool Art Terry Mooney: Jewellery Fabrication Earl Hudson: Guitar

classes, available to anyone who would like to add their own “thread” to the design. Participants are encouraged to choose something that carries special meaning: ribbons from baby booties, a favourite shoe lace, even fishing line, guitar strings or audio tapes — anything that can be woven into a tapestry. And on Sunday, Sept. 30, Dumaine or visual arts programmer Michelle Chan will be on hand to facilitate the project. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Axis Theatre Company’s The Number 14 will make a stop at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam next week as part of a provincial tour of the 20-year-old show. The comedy runs Sept. 25 to 29 and includes pre- and post-chats with the director Wayne Specht (on Tuesday) and cast (on Thursday). The six actors who portray the 60 characters are Chris Adams, Morgan Brayton, Stefano Giulianetti, Neil Minor, Sarah Rodgers and Scott Walters. Showtime is 8 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 4 p.m. Tickets at $39/$30/$15 can be bought at the Evergreen box office by calling 604-927-6555 or visiting evergreenculturalcentre.ca. Meanwhile, next year, Evergreen will be presenting a new work by Axis called The Raven Meets the Monkey King as part of its 2012/2013 family series. 

Deadline nearing for art awards The deadline is closing this month to nominate a Port Moody resident or group who has contributed to the arts scene in the municipality over the past year. The city’s arts and culture committee is asking for applications from nominators who want to recognize signficiant achievements of an individual, organization or business that has taken part in the artistic/ cultural life in PoMo recently. The nominee could have contributed time, talent, leadership or support in the arts benefitting the community and Port Moody’s reputation locally, nationally or internationally as City of the Arts. The committee will judge the nominations and will make its recommendation to city council for approval. The award will be presented at the annual civic appreciation dinner and the winner will also be recognized on a permanent plaque at city hall on Newport Drive. To pick up a nomination form by the Sept. 30 deadline, visit city hall or the PoMo recreation complex at 300 Ioco Rd.

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Gillis reaches Top 10 in CBC reality show A 16-year-old student at Coquitlam’s Gleneagle secondary has made it to the Top 10 in a televised reality show. On Sunday, Jennifer Gillis was shortlisted to be cast as Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage production of The Wizard of Oz, which is scheduled to run in Toronto in December. And on Monday, she won a place in the Top 9 after a competitor was eliminated by Webber and the three judges during a live event. G i l l i s a n d Fi o n a McIntyre, 19, of Port Moody, both students of Lindbjerg Academy of the Performing Arts, made it to the Top 20 in the open casting call. Their journey was documented for CBCTV’s Over the Rainbow. The winning Dorothy will be chosen by TV viewers of the show as well as Webber later this fall. To view Gillis’ video, visit: www.cbc.ca/overtherainbow/entrant/jennifer-gillis.html.

SOCCER MURAL

Vo l u n t e e r s a r e needed on Saturday to help transform a Port Coquitlam soccer portable into public art. The community mural project for the field building at Minnekhada middle school (1390 Laurier Ave.) is open to Tri-City residents of all ages and artistic abilities. The event, a spin-off of the Teens Against Graffiti (TAG) program, happens 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is in partnership with the city’s youth services, Coquitlam RCMP, PoCo Euro-Rite FC soccer association, Benjamin M o o r e Pa i n t s a n d School District 43. Mural and graffiti artist Kris Kupskay has designed the soccerthemed mural and will lead the painting on

Va n c o u ve r ’ s E m i l y Carr University of Art + Design will speak at a Port Coquitlam artist group meeting next week. Chris Ty r e l l Loranger’s talk is titled What Art Buyers Want and is being presented by the Art Focus Artists’ Association at The Outlet (2253 Leigh Sq.) on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no admission charge. DARLA FURLANI

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The Coquitlam Public Library this month and next will screen four documentaries produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The shows start at 6:45 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St.). The flicks are: The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche (Sept. 20); The Boxing Girls of Kabul (Sept. 27); Pink Ribbons, Inc. (Oct. 4); and Surviving Progress (Oct. 11). Admission is free but registration is required by calling 604-937-4155.

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Coquitlam’s Tory Nyhaug was among the top contenders at the BMX Supercross World Cup event in Abbotsford last weekend. The 20-year-old Canadian Olympian took silver in the time trials and placed fourth during Saturday’s race event.

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Coquitlam cyclist Tory Nyhaug led out of the gates at the BMX Supercross World Cup event in Abbotsford last weekend but watched his hopes for victory evaporate in a massive five-rider pile up. But for the 20-yearold race the day was not a total loss. He hopped back on his bike and pedaled his way to fourth place in Saturday’s race.

“I’m really happy,” Nyhaug said. “I made all four super cross finals this year. I had a great start and I was battling for first almost the whole shot. I crashed and got fourth, but it was a really fun final and I’m proud of myself.” The Canadian Olympian also picked up silver in Friday’s time trial event. He covered the course in 30.396 seconds, finishing just behind Australia’s Sam Willoughby (30.073) and just ahead of Netherlands’ Twan van Gendt. “It’s my first time trial podium of the year,” he

said.“I wanted to win, of course, but I’ll take second.” When the dust settled at Abbotsford’s Exhibition Park on Saturday, the firstever BMX Supercross World Cup event held in Canada had turned into a Dutch treat. Laura Smulders and van Gendt of the Netherlands won the women’s and men’s events, respectively, in the final event of the World Cup season. Both races were wars of attrition that showcased both the pulsepounding excitement and the fragile nature of success in the sport of BMX.

In the women’s final, American rider Felicia Stancil appeared headed for her first World Cup win, holding a comfortable lead heading towards the final corner. But the world junior champion crashed in the third rhythmic section, and fellow U.S. rider Lauren Reynolds, who had been running second, was caught up in the wreckage. That opened the door for Smulders, the bronze medalist at the London Olympics, to pick up her first World Cup triumph. I n t h e wo m e n ’ s time trail, Australian Caroline Buchanan

(33.667 seconds) was the winner, followed by Stancil (34.073) and Smulders (34.610). Buchanan crashed early in Saturday’s final, but she got back on her bike and finished fifth, which was enough to clinch the overall points title. The World Cup finale drew riders from 14 nations. Organizers had been expecting more than double that number, but many riders – including Olympic champions Maris Strombergs of Latvia and Mariana Pajon of Colombia –  elected to close the book on their season after the London Games.

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“I’m really happy. I made all four supercross finals this year. I had a great start and I was battling for first almost the whole shot. I crashed and got fourth but it was a really fun final and I am proud of myself.” Tory Nyhaug

Th e Po r t M o o dy Black Panthers are still searching for their first home-game victory of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League season after coming up short against the Abbotsford Pilots on the weekend. The Cats had a difficult time in the opponent’s end, registering only 19 shots in the game, while the Pilots threw more than twice as much at Port Moody netminder Zachary Station. The visitors were the first team to get on the scoreboard when Brandon Daase netted a pass from Brady Lawlor with four minutes to go in the opening frame. But the Cats re sponded with a quick goal from Brendan Gulka, assisted by Tyson Solotki and Sheldon Vannerus to even things going into the first intermission. Abbotsford’s offense came alive in the second period, scoring two goals on 18 shots, while the Cats struggled to get the puck out of their own end. Pilot forward Chris Vinette scored at the game’s midway point, before teammate Dakota Schipper added an insurance marker two minutes later. Abbotsford added to the lead with a goal from Kyle Star early in the third period, before the Cats’ were able to muster their second goal of the game. Port Moody forward Anthony Borri’s goal with five minutes left in the final frame was not enough to spark a comeback from his teammates. The club’s next game is against Richmond on Thursday on the road before returning home to place Delta at the Port Moody Arena on Saturday. Saturday.

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Coq. Edge drop Van in shutout C o q u i t l a m M e t ro Ford Edge soccer squad defeated the Vancouver United Warriors 4-0 in under-16 girls’ soccer action on the weekend.  The Edge wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, with Brittney Pastulovic managing to crash the net and record the first goal of the game. A second goal from Angela Wiens on a feed from Annelise Denny gave Coquitlam a 2-0 lead going into the second half.  As the game wore on, the Edge continued its offensive pressure, when Niamh McDonnell sprung free on a run through the middle and finished by netting a shot to the top corner.  Jenny Varley had a strong game on defence, while keeper Angela Webster had her second shutout in a row.

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The Port Moody Nitro under-18 girls’ squad fought to a 2-2 tie against the Vancouver United Devils on the weekend. The Devils got off to a strong start, netting two goals before Port Moody could get on the scoreboard.  But Nitro’s Allie

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OBITUARIES

ROMAS Alan Charles Jan 1, 1954 ~ Sept 8, 2012 Alan was predeceased by his father Charles in 2002. Loving and missing him are his Mother Anna; sister Lynn (Bob); nieces Nicole, Angela, and Kristina; many relatives and friends. Alan enjoyed working at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch for many years. He loved watching sports and was an avid Canucks fan. A special thank you to Dr. McAnulty, staff and volunteers at Queens Park Care Centre. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 21st at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam.

Rest in peace Alan, until we meet again

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John John H. Klecker, 69, of Mission, BC, a loving husband, son, father and grandfather, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 10, 2012 in Mission, BC, in the arms of his beloved wife. John was a retired Printing Pressman for The Vancouver Sun and Province, and a long standing member of the Mission Golf and Country Club. John was born in Munich, Germany in 1943 to Johannes and Helenne Klecker and was the first of four boys in the family. He moved to Canada in 1960 already having obtained his Pressman Journeyman license, where he settled first in Edmonton, AB. In 1965 he married and moved to Vancouver, BC. He worked for a few printing companies and taught some courses at the Vancouver Vocational Institute before starting his career as a pressman for the Vancouver Sun in 1968. He worked with the Vancouver Sun, first starting in the old SUN building in Vancouver, until his retirement at the Surrey printing plant in 2005. He was highly respected among his peers, always willing to assist others when asked and known as very skilled in his trade. Outside of work John was focused on his family. Having had the same employer and home from 1968 to retirement, he was able to provide a strong and consistent home life. Every weekend he involved himself in his children’s minor soccer careers, and each summer consisted of a lengthy camping vacation somewhere new. Although known for being a “gruff German”, those who knew him could see his kind soul, quick wit and intense love for his family. The most joyful times in his life were when his two grandchildren came to visit; for them he was quick to set aside time, was playful and all smiles. John participated in competitive soccer, scuba diving, wild mushroom picking but his love was always golf. Having been a member of the Mission Golf and Country Club for 40 years he had made a lot of friends and will be mournfully missed. John is being mourned by his wife of 47 years Mary Klecker (nee: Buffel); children, Ken (Laurie) and Christina Cronk (Brent); mother, Helenne Klecker (nee: Huber); brothers, Rudolf Klecker, Peter Klecker and William (Sandy) Klecker; and his everything, his grandchildren; Selia Klecker and Logan Cronk. He was preceded in death by his father Johannes Klecker. A Mass took place on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 32550 7th Ave., Mission, BC, followed by a Celebration of John’s life at 1:00 pm at the Mission Golf and Country Club, 7983 Nelson Steet, Mission, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC. Tributes and condolences may be left at: www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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CHILDREN

COMING EVENTS

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21st Century Flea Market. Sept 23 10am-3pm. Croatian Cultural Ctr. 3250 Commercial Dr. Adm $5.

SCHOOLHOUSE DAYCARE

Now accepting registration for September 2012

• F/T & P/T Spaces • Ages 10 mo. - 5 yrs. Fun Educational Activities. Close to Mundy & Mariner Way

EMOTIONAL EATING ...you are not alone! a 2 - part workshop 2 Tuesdays, Sept 25th & Oct 2nd 7:30pm to 9:30pm Port Moody Naturopathic Call 604-949-0077 or Susan @ 604-813-2180

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FOUND: Set of keys at Sun Valley Park in Port Coquitlam on Sept. 14th. Pls call to identify (604)9428351

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TRAVEL

ONE DAY POLAR BEAR Tours Calgary and Edmonton departures this fall. Jet to Churchill and experience 6 hours on a polar bear safari; 1 - 8 6 6 - 4 6 0 - 1 4 1 5 ; www.classiccanadiantours.com.

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CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

COQUITLAM Sandbox Daycare. Mariner Way/Dewdney Trunk. F/T, P/T. Any hrs. days, eves. wknds. 1st Aid, lunches. Lrg yd. Lots of TLC. Joan 778-285-4016. EXP’D CAREGIVER has openings bright, cheery, child friendly enviro. Educ. circle time, table top activities, daily crafts, lunch, snacks, lrg fenced yrd. Call 604-861-7297 or 604-908-3848.

CARLA 604-939-5189

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GLENAYRE

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.

Contact us at 604-937-0084

SUNNY GATE MONTESSORI SCHOOL Preschool & Full Day Care ✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION • Group Daycare: 1 - 5 yr. olds • Flexible hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm • Unique Licensed Facility • Qualified & Experienced Staff • Spacious Out/Indoor Play Area • Nr. James Park Elementary • Kindergarten Drop-off & Pick-Up 1610 Westminster Ave., Port Coquitlam 604-944-0850 Located near Lougheed Highway off of Coast Meridian

Flowers Family Child Daycare Licensed and cert. Educational activities, healthy snacks and meals, large playground & backyard. F/T & P/T Birth - 12 yrs. 6:30am - 6pm. Drop off & pick up, from Bridgeland & James Park School. $700 + additional fee for pick-up and drop off. Food Safe & ECE Assist. Cert. Coast Meridian Branch 604-942-6579

Parkland Players & Meadowbrook Players Reggio Emilla Approach

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Reach most sportsmen & women in BC advertise in the 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulation Synopsis! The largest outdoor magazine in BC, 450,000 copies plus two year edition! This is the most effective way to advertise your business in BC. Please call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335. or email: fish@blackpress.ca RENOVATED HOTEL in Holland, Manitoba, 134 seat bar w/patio, 30 seat restaurant, four rooms and living quarters. Turn key operation w/equipment, $259,900.00 OBO. Contact 1-204-799-4152.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES D&J Isley and Sons Contracting Ltd. in Grande Prairie, AB. is looking for BUNCHER, SKIDDER, FORWARDER and PROCESSOR Operators If you are looking for full time work, please submit your resume to hr@isley.ca or fax 780532-1250

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Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. Positions Available Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. IEM has an attractive remuneration package including an employee ownership program. Machinist

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The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience using manual machines. Experience assembling bearings and doing drive alignments will be an asset. Steel Fabricator The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience as a steel fabricator. Labourer The successful candidate will have a valid forklift certificate, and material handling experience in a steel fabrication shop. Millwright type experience will be an asset. To apply submit resume by Email to jwurz@iem.ca or fax to 604-513-9905 LEARN FROM HOME. EARN FROM HOME. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535 w w w . c a n s c r i b e . c o m admissions@canscribe.com

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Customer Service Rep/Estimator Van Press Printers div. of Black Press has an opening in our Burnaby office for a detail & customer-oriented Customer Service Rep./Estimator to support our Sales Rep. The CSR will be the main contact in addressing and solving customer needs. Key Responsibilities: • Coordinate with customer, production and outside vendors • Ability to analyze information and perform costeffective, production efficient quotes and work closely with our sales rep to advise and provide solutions to customer requirements • Confer with production staff to develop resolutions to production challenges • Communicate with new and current customers to help generate sales • Ensure customer deliveries are met • Handle client calls regarding quality, new items and delivery status Requirements: • Min. 4 years customer service experience in web printing • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) with attention to detail • Exceptional organization and prioritizing skills • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills to develop a strong bond with a variety of internal & external customers • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently and under strict deadlines • Positive attitude, self-motivated and energy to maintain enthusiasm This is a part-time, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday to Thursday position but will require some flexibility to work extended hours when necessary. This position offers a competitive compensation and attractive benefits package. If you describe yourself as a team player, enthusiastic, possess a high level of integrity and the willingness to make a significant contribution, we invite you to apply for this opportunity by emailing your resume to:

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BUS DRIVERS

Wanted w/Class 2 & Class 4 Competitive wages & training. Start immediately. We require drivers for permanent P/T routes & charters. Please send resume & driver’s abstract to: Thirdwave Bus Services Fax: 604-247-1222 Email: carlw@thirdwavebus.com

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HELP WANTED

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.

HELP WANTED Carriers Needed

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.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

F/T WAREHOUSE / CUSTOMER SERVICE

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Burnaby metal supply shop. Valid BC driver’s license. Fluent English required. $18/hr. to start. $20/hr after 1 year. Bonus + benefit package. No phone calls or dropins. Email: adminbc@metalsuper markets.com F/T FORKLIFT OPERATOR NEEDED Min. 32hrs/wk. Must have a valid ticket. Send resume to: supervisor1@surreyleader.com

RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR LTD. currently has full-time positions available: H/D Truck & Transport Mechanic & Parts Counter Person. Contact Herb 780-849-3768; (cell) 780-849-0416. Fax 780-8494453. Email: herb@hheltd.com.

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Electrician (Richmond)

Donald’s Fine Foods is a progressive and growing specialty meats processing and distribution company. We have an opening in our Maintenance Department for the following position:

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN To be considered for these positions candidates must have the following qualifications and attributes: t3FE4FBM$FSUJĂśDBUJPOGSPNBSFDPHOJ[FEQSPHSBN t UP  ZFBST FYQFSJFODF  QSFGFSBCMZ JO B GPPE manufacturing plant t&YDFMMFOUFMFDUSJDBMUSPVCMFTIPPUJOHBOESFQBJSTLJMMT t&YQFSJFODFXPSLJOHJOBGBTUQBDFEBOEDPMEXPSLJOH environment considered an asset We offer industry competitive wages and benefits with TUFBEZGVMMUJNFXPSL .FDIBOJDBMMZ JODMJOFE 3FGSJHFSBOU 0QFSBUPST BOEPS $MBTT1PXFS&OHJOFFSUJDLFUXPVMECFBOBTTFU Please send covering letter and resume to: careers@donaldsfinefoods.com or fax 604-875-6031

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age and be available F/T. 604-435-2345 Email:info@skynyx.ca LOCAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE company looking for day rate and hourly Vacuum Truck Operator. Must have current oilfield tickets and up-to-date drivers abstract. Benefit package. Fax 403845-3903.

NOW HIRING!!! 10 Customer Service positions available! Up to $20.00/hr paid weekly Must work well with others!!! Call Erica 604 777 2195 P/T INSIDE WORKERS required for COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY in Port Coquitlam. 10am-2pm Mon-Fri. $11/hr. Apply in person at: #205, 1515 Broadway St, Port Coquitlam.

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. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

9021 1219-1298 Benneck Way 1219-1284 Coutts Pl 1161-1197 Coutts Way 253-1277 Eastern Dr (odd) 2650-2682 Kalssen Crt (even) 8623 2922-2941 Burton Crt 954-990 Crystal Crt 2898-2928 Dewdney Trunk(even) 2921-2940 Heckbert Pl 957-972 Laurel Crt 900-968 Sharpe St (even) 8643 1711-1915 Charland Ave 1568-1793 Dansey Ave 425-435 Decaire St (odd) 429-477 Laurentian Cres

Imagine the Possibilities With exciting professional opportunities, competitive compensation and some of the sector’s ďŹ nest talent, look no further than Revera.

Food & Beverage Manager Parkwood Manor, Vancouver Managing all aspects of culinary service within the property, you will provide exceptional nutritious dining experiences to the residents, ensure the safe and efďŹ cient preparation and delivery of food within legislative and ďŹ scal constraints, and maintain records as directed. You have a Red Seal designation, a 2 year community college Food Services Supervisor Diploma/CertiďŹ cate, and 3 years’ experience in a Culinary Management role. Knowledge and adherence of Provincial Public Health Standards, CCHSA standards, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Provincial Food Premises Act are required. Preference will be given to candidates with Retirement Industry experience. For a full job description please visit our website or submit your resume to: Deena O’Hare Recruitment Specialist deena.ohare@reveraliving.com Fax: 289-360-1254

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

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Grapple Yarder Operators • Hooktenders • Chasers • 2nd Loader/Buckers • Hydraulic Log Loader/Hoe Forward Operators • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers (Pacific) • Heavy Duty Mechanics. Full time with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

HELP WANTED

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

Community Support Workers and Home Sharing Opportunities Community Support Worker Required for supporting adults with developmental disabilities in a staffed residential setting. Union rates and benefits. Must be available weekends and overnights. Home sharing opportunities available. See our website for more information. Younghusband Resources Ltd. Fax - 604-466-1207 Email - info@younghusband.ca www.younghusband resources.com

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HIRING an Electrician (Temporary) at Surrey Schools! For more info & to apply by Sept. 24, 2012, please visit www.surreyschools.ca & click on Career Opportunities & Support Staff or www.makeafuture.ca/surrey JOURNEYMAN AUTOBODY POSITION available Immediately at brand new modern dealership. Lots of work, great pay, benefits, great Northern Saskatchewan community. Apply to Rob Dron at admin@shellbrookchev.ca or call 1-800-667-0511.

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LEGAL SERVICES

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SECHELT WASTE COMPANY seeks Heavy Duty Mechanic to manage shop operations and the maintenance of all equipment. Submit resume to 604-885-4247 or directdisposal@dccnet.com.

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

WE’RE ON THE WEB 134

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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

604-468-8889

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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WENDY’S is hiring *OPENING CREW

8307 622-770 Austin Ave 435-449 Guilby St (odd) 408-449 Selman St 624-763 Sydney Ave

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



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THE SUNDRE ROUND-UP, a 2,000 circulation weekly, requires an experienced editor. Sundre is 110 km northwest of Calgary. Full benefit package. Apply: Lea Smaldon, 5013 - 51 St., Olds, AB, T4H 1P6. 403-556-7510; lsmaldon@olds.greatwest.ca.

8777 1266 1356 Lansdowne Dr

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

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Hours: 7am-3:30pm

Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax services, payroll for corporations & Individuals. Free Pickup & Delivery 604-764-2575 or 604-998-2265

*CLOSING CREW Hours: 5:30pm-2am

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Gescan Electrical Distributor Project Coordinator Gescan BC has assembled a unique blend of people, products and partners to service the electrical industry. To assist with our plans for continued growth, we require an exceptional individual in the BC Projects Department based in Coquitlam. This individual will work with the other Project Administrators to service the needs of electrical contractors throughout BC. The successful candidate will have excellent people skills, be very organized and have exceptional computer skills. Electrical industry experience is a definite asset. Gescan offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, an excellent working environment and opportunity for growth and advancement. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding position with a well-established and growing company, please email your resume to:

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

Ph: 604-941-3277

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

EUROPEAN LADY will clean your house or office. 15 yrs exp. Refs avail. Free Est. 604-468-0421

gescan.humanresource @sonepardis.ca

FRASER VALLEY MAID GREEN $39/hr. Includes 2 cleaners. Several cleaning options available. Insured & Bonded. (604)302-1696

www.gescan.com

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AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd Year Apprentices or Journey Person Welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journey Person $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at: (office)780-846-2231; (fax)780846-2241 or send resume to blaine@autotanks.ca; production@autotanks.ca. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Certified Utility Arborists and 2nd yr Apprentice Utility Arborists wanted immediately for clearing in and around energized lines in lower mainland & interior regions. Competitive wage & benefit package. Call Matt for details 250-308-6033. DUE TO A STEADY growth in our industry we currently have multiple positions open for Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technicians for our field service division. Mining and large construction equipment experience is an asset. We offer very competitive wages and benefits. Apply: office@dutchmen.ca.

GAS FITTERS: Aria Plumbing is hiring 4 Gas Fitters for $20.00/hr. 40 hrs/week. Apply to 2103400 Capilano Road, Port Moody, BC V3H 0E1

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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.

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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CONTRACTORS

Are you thinking of building a Cottage Home? Are you curious what your land can accommodate? Help with permits & design?

Call Scott 778-896-9572

references available

257

DRYWALL

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. Taping, Spraying & Patching No job too big or small. Del & Kelly 604-505-3826 or 778-318-0173

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

LANDSCAPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

28 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED

Call Tim 604-612-5388

287

Pay-Less Pro Painting LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

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

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

PRESSURE WASHING

NO Wood byproducts used

372

SUNDECKS

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY

604-465-3189

374

TREE SERVICES

AT SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD Lic. & Ins. Exc. Refs. 10% Discount 604-317-4729 skyviewroofing1.com

Ph: 604-942-4383

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

EXCEL ROOFING LTD.

www.proaccpainting.com A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

All kinds of roofing work.

Free est.

ELECTRICAL

FIVE STAR ROOFING CENTRAL CREEK CONSTRUCTION

CCC

(#102055) Bonded

Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

Complete Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations

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

(604)462-0408

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

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

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

Dean 604-834-3076

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

778-997-9582

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

604-465-1311

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS 320

MOVING & STORAGE

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

GARDENING

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 TON TRUCKS Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL! Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

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

288

HOME REPAIRS

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

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

25 yrs in roofing industry

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

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

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

(604)465-1311

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

300

LANDSCAPING

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

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

YELLOW LAB Puppies - exc stock. No papers. $450: 1-(604)820-2687

453

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HORSE BOARDING avail. in Port Coquitlam, Westside Stables. Full/semi/self board. Sandy (604)941-5434 or 778-388-5434

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

Robert J. O’Brien

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

604-728-5643

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081

PETS

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services

506

APPLIANCES

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

509

AUCTIONS

545

477

FUEL

FULLY SEASONED, Alder, Maple, Birch. Split & Delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime

548

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

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

FURNITURE

A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $100 - Call: 604-484-0379

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

BOARDING

PETS

Airedale pups. P/b, CKC reg., microchipped, health guar, (604)7943500. email: lovethem@telus.net

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

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EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers

PLUMBING

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

We Recycle! GO GREEN! www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

From $48/per

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!

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

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

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

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

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

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

341

PRESSURE WASHING

EXPERT POWER WASHING Services..

Residential & Commercial

WorkSafeBC insured. Special OFFER !! see.. www.expertpowerwashing.com

Mike 604-961-1280

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

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

www.paintspecial.com

Call Ian 604-724-6373

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

ONLY

• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

Seven Days a Week

SMOOTH MINI Dachshunds. Born July 27/12. Family raised. 1st shots, dewormed. $750. 604-855-6176

ABLE AUCTIONS in Vancouver is currently accepting jewellery, fine art, antiques and collectibles for upcoming auctions. FREE APPRAISALS Call 604-818-9473

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

www.ezgomovers.com If I can’t do it It can’t be done

Prompt Delivery Available

SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, 3 months old, taken out on leash, 2M 1F (604)826-6311

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

604-537-4140

.Jim’s Mowing www.jimsmowing.ca

P/B Choc. lab puppies, 3 F. 1 M.left, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $700. 604-217-6551, 604-825-1730

Tree removal done RIGHT!

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

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

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

281

KITCHEN & BATH RENO’S Tiles, Plumbing, Under floor Heating etc.

FENCING

CEDAR & CHAINLINK FENCING

275

Instant Grassifacation!

BBB & WCB

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

“Where Quality matters more than Quantity” Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates. Call Marv:

STAN’S PAINTING Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.

Planning, Kitchen Cabinets, Tiles, Counter Tops, Bath tubs, In-Floor Heating.

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

269

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

(778) 878 - 2617

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.

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

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

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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

PETS

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

New Roof, Reroof, Repairs.

260

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.

PETS

BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. black & white, male & fem. Vet chk, 1st shots, $500 ea. Loving homes needed. Call 604-250-4360

Scott 604-891-9967

When QUALITY Matters

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Gutters, siding, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060

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

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

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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Tri-City News Wednesday, September 19, 2012, A39 RENTALS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 551

GARAGE SALES

BURNABY SOUTH

Rummage & Bake Sale Sat, Sept 22nd, 9am-1pm All Saints Anglican Church

7405 Royal Oak Ave. Baked Goods, Books, Small Appliances & Lots More

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

MISC. WANTED

WANTED pre 1970’s toys. Dinky, Corgi, matchbox, hotwheels, tin trucks. Call 604-889-5414

ALTO CONN SAX $595. Tenor Sax $595. 604-859-5925

REAL ESTATE HOUSES FOR SALE

MAPLE Ridge Westside view home with many upgrades. Chilcotin subdivision, steps to elementary, high schools and public transit. For details email topaz03@telus.net

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

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Phone 604-465-9823

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers”

2 Bdrm corner suite $895 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

2 STOREY end unit backs onto greenbelt at Mountain Side Complex, Port Moody. 3 bedrooms 2 and half bathrooms. Sellers are very motivated. $488,000. Call 604551-6883

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 700

RENT TO OWN

STOP RENTINGRENT TO OWN • No Qualification-Low Down • CLOVERDALE -18898 65th Ave, HOUSE, 3900 sqft. 5 bdrm. & 2 suites, quiet neigh. $1,488/M

Call Kristen 604-786-4663

www.ReadySetOwn.ca

706

APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows Solaris Towers -under 2 yrs! *1bd+den $1100. *2bdrm $1250. *2bd+den $1350. 5 Appls. Near WCE, shops, parks, schls. Ref’s req’d, NS/NP.

Call 604-464-7548

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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,

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

GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP 2865 Packard Ave. Now accepting applications for 1 & 2 bdrm apartments. Share purchase required.

COQUITLAM

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

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

Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

PERFECT LOCATION In the City of the Arts! On-site Manager Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS.

Call 604-724-6967

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

Loans

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1992 Class A 34ft WINNEBAGO ELANTE motorhome, 454 Chev motor, only 42,000miles. Low profile, awning, generator, air compressor backup camera, 2 TV’s & many other extras. This is a top of the line motorhome in top shape. Asking $21,000. Call 604-536-2899.

PORT MOODY. 3 Bdrm 950sf, 1 lvl, w/d, 1 bath, fenced bkyrd, pool. N/s $1210. avail now. 604-306-9488

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1985 MONTE CARLO All original, 1 owner with just 70,500km, V8, ps,pdb,pw, bucket seats, consul, full instrumentation. landau roof. $4500. 604-467-3908

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HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM - Very clean 5 bdrm house, 2.5 baths, all appl. Refs. N/S N/P please. $1995/mo. 1 Yr lease. Avail now. (778)285-1616

PORT COQUITLAM 3bdrm rancher newly reno’d, large backyard, near school, bus & all amens, $1450. Avail immed. Call 604-816-8050

750

SUITES, LOWER

CLEAN and quiet 900 sqft, 2 bdrm bsmt suite. C/w W/D, cbl, Util, 3 appl., all laminate, prefer mature single or couple. NS/NP private back yard $1,000/mo. 604-4672422

COQUITLAM central. Bright 1bdrm, insuite w/d. NS/NP, avail Oct 1st, $750 incl utils/cable. 604-218-8164

JOB SEARCH - MADE EASY 818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1995 BUICK LE SABRE - loaded, 92K, Air Cared, No accident. Like new! $3700obo 778.565.4230

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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

830

OXFORD heights 1 bdr basement suite, private yard, laundry, cable, gas fireplace, full kitchen, non smoking, no pets, available Oct 1. $850 month. Call 604-941-6715

Polo Club Apartments

POCO North, reno’d 2/bdrm bsmt. Cls to amenities, quiet. Sep entry. avail immediately. $850/mo all inclusive. NS/NP (604)-941-7494 or (778)-989-7494 POCO: 2 bdrm g/l, priv ent, lrg kitch. all appls, lndry, full bath, NPNS, $835 + 1/3 util. 604-945-5758 PO. CO. 2 bdrm, grnd lvl, fncd yrd, cls to all aments, W/D, NS/NP, Oct. 1st.$850 incl utils.Call 604-945-0534 POCO - Avail 2 large bdrms, incl heat, h.w. & prkg. N/p. $825. For info call 604-941-2060

604.465.7221

POCO Mary Hill. Cute 1 bdrm, sep ent, nr all amens. $675 incl hydro, gas & laundry. Oct1. 604-339-9278

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

PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm grnd lvl Avail now. N/P, smoke outside ok. $775 incl utils/cable. 604-690-0564 Port Coquitlam, Praire/Oxford Ave. 1 BD. Cls to bus ns/np $650 inc util/basic cbl Sept 15. 604-552-0900 PORT MOODY. Bachelor suite, sep entry. $550 + 1/3 utils. Avail now. N/S. N/P. 604-722-4972. PORT MOODY, Heritage Mtn, 2 Bdrm, lrg w/view, + office space, 1300 sq.ft., insuite w/d, all appls. $1200. Avail Oct 1. 604-725-4873.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

MOTORCYCLES SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557 WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

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NOTICE IS GIVEN that creditors and others having claim against the Estate of Charles William Stephens, otherwise known as Charles W. Stephens, formerly of 870 Thermal Drive, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6R6, Deceased, who died on March 1, 2012, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the Executor, c/o Richard JS Rainey Law Corporation, Barrister and Solicitor, of Suite 205 - 2922 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 2P5, on or before September 5, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled, having regard only to the Claims of which they have notice.

CALL 7 Days/Week 2005 Honda VTX 1300C - $5000 (Port Coquitlam) 44,509kms, Cobra pipes, Stage 1 performance system, lots of chrome. 778-240-4008.

818

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.

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COQUITLAM. Luxury 2 bdrm +den 1400 sq/ft, 7 appls. Now/Oct1, N/S, cat ok. $1400 +utils. 604-945-9594

OXFORD Heights upper and lower 3 bedroom suites, 1600 sq ft each or whole house. $1100, $1250 0r $2200. On myidealhome.com or 604-942-0856.

BOATS

1998 FORD MONTARA Fleetwood 29 ft, 110kms, tow pkge, exc cond, All records.$22,000. (778)896-9572

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

3 BDRM, 2 bath, Rancher. $1,800. 20180wanstead.com. (604)7858900

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1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, flat screen TV, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Incl. hitch. $7,000. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove

TRANSPORTATION 806

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Price $19,950. obo. Henry 604-309-6012

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PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

MAPLE RIDGE 2 Bdrm SXS duplex. Newly reno’d, quiet street, priv yard, n/s, n/p. Avail. Oct. 1st. $1100/mo. 604-465-8274.

COQUITLAM lrg. 2 bdrm. grn’d lvl. bsm’t in quiet family home nr. all amens. insuite w/d, cbl. F/P, small yard. NS/NP. Avail Now or Oct 1st. $1100/mo. incl utils. 604-880-7237

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

Auto

TOWNHOUSES

2006 MAZDA 3 - 4 dr sedan. auto, 70,000 kms, Blue. Many options. $7000/firm. Call (604)538-4883

MAPLE RIDGE: Lrg bright 1 bdrm apt, quiet adult oriented bldg, incl heat, h/w, covered prkg. N/S,N/P. Oct. 1. $700/mo. 604-465-8274.

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express

GUARANTEED

752

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Making your home more energy-efficient starts with some great new windows. Craig Lovell of A1 Windows has some tips.

Keeping up your energy By Kerry Vital The cooler weather is on its way, and you will soon be keeping your windows closed. You will depend on them to help keep the heat in your home inside, but you should also be able to depend on them to save you some money on your energy bill. “There are typically annual savings of 10 to 20 per cent,”

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Gordon Wilson of G. Wilson Construction says that the new owners of this Point Grey house lived in the area and had always admired the home. However, the property was overgrown so they needed a lot of professional help to restore it to its former glory. Martin Knowles photo

Bringing new life to a run-down home G. Wilson Construction works with architect Sean Ruf to restore a house from 1932. By Maggie Calloway What do you do when you buy a fantastic one-acre lot in a prime area of Point Grey which comes complete with a very large home? What if the house hasn’t been updated for scores of years, if in fact nature is trying it’s best to take back the land by sending saplings and various botanical specimens through any crack she can find including a tree growing out of a couch on the

top floor? You make the decision to strip back the house to its bones and rebuild if you are the client of G. Wilson Construction! “This home of approximately 5,000 square feet was originally built by the grandfather of the woman from whom the house and property was purchased; she had lived in the house her whole life, so it had been in the same family since it was built in 1932,” says Wilson. “The house was designed by the same team that designed the Marine Building, McCarter & Nairne and located in what must have been countryside at the time.” The footprint of the house stayed the same and the exterior of the building was not changed. A few areas had to be rebuilt and some of the

dormers were rotten but they were rebuilt to be identical to the originals. “Our clients lived in the area and used to walk by this house a lot, and always admired the house. The house was obviously in disrepair with old cars in the driveway, the property was overgrown and the roof was rotten but they felt there was something charming about it and they could just see what it could become,” Wilson says. “We originally walked through the house, which was a disaster but we could see passed it and saw the house was basically straight and it had stood the test of time. The interior needed

The holiday season is coming, and you’re pretty sure you’ll be indulging in some delicious food. But the holiday weight gain isn’t inevitable. Investing in some home gym equipment might be just the thing you need to prevent those pounds from sneaking on this year. “What you need is specific to the goals of the individual,” says Dai Manuel, chief operating officer for Fitness Town. “I recommend at least one resistance and one cardio (machine).” Cardio machines include treadmills, elliptical trainers, rowing machines and stationary bikes. Treadmills and ellipticals are still hugely popular, but recently Manuel has seen an increase in functional training machines, which allow you to do several exercises with the same piece of equipment. “They’re awesome machines,” he says. “They’re all-in-one and versatile.” A current trend in fitness, whether it’s at the gym or

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G. Wilson Construction takes house down to the studs to create new paradise “ from page.1 major work including electrical and plumbing to bring it up to code but with the exception of ... some of the rooms (being) opened up to bring in more light and to create larger rooms, the layout remained the same.” The house has three floors, with the bedrooms on the top floor and some in the typical old unfinished basement of the era which had lower ceilings. “No question it was a challenge, 5,000 square feet of a complete gut job and renovation and the clients wanted to take residence in eight months,” says Wilson. “A further surprise was the clients decided they wanted the basement lowered three feet to make it usable, all in the same eight months. The approach we take on a project this size, after we have documented every detail, is to remove everything that can be reused, repaired or salvaged. Anything we didn’t reuse which still had some life in it was donated.” They took down all the light fixtures and sent to them off to storage. The beautiful front staircase was completely covered with plywood to protect it from any damage. The fireplaces were protected in place and a few other features were removed and catalogued. All the interior doors and hardware were removed and stored. When that was done they went in and completely gutted the house right down to the studs. “We then brought in the structural engineers and they went through what was required to bring the house up to twenty-first century standards,” Wilson says. “Next we removed all the electrical wiring and all the plumbing. All the mechanics were removed including a big old boiler in the basement covered in asbestos.” Once the house was rewired, replumbed and all new mechanics installed it was on to

the good stuff. The kitchen is very modern but really works. The kitchen is one of the areas of the house where walls were removed to create a larger space. The old kitchen, dinette and dining room became the new kitchen and dining room. “Sean (Ruf), the architect, did an amazing job bringing the house up to the twenty-first century but at the same time leaving the timeless elegance of the era,” Wilson says. “Even in the kitchen, which is very modern, the hardware on the doors is the original and it just looks fantastic next to this streamlined room.” Well done to all who worked on this project and the owners who fell in love and had the sensibility to see past the surface and were willing to invest.

The exterior of the house, above, was not touched except to repair anything that was rotten. The new kitchen, below, is modern and sleek, while the new bathroom, left, and living area, below left, fit perfectly in this beautiful house. Submitted photo left, all others Martin Knowles photos

A window on the world “ from page.1 says Craig Lovell, sales manager at A1 Windows. However, the cost savings aren’t the only concern when you’re thinking about replacing old windows. “Many people are replacing single-glazed aluminum windows with energy-efficient vinyl frames, (which increases) their personal comfort and health by preventing drafts, condensation and potential mold or mildew growth,” says Lovell. “Not only are old metal frames greater conductors of heat, they are also doing a great job of conducting noise as well. Newer frames and double-glazing can significantly reduce the noise on the inside of a home or an apartment.” Lovell also notes that many older windows don’t meet current building requirements, so they can be a safety issue if not replaced. If you’re concerned about the sun doing damage to your skin, the energy-efficient coating on new windows also offers protection from harmful UV rays. When you’re considering replacing your windows, it’s best to think about a few things first. “The objective should be to get the overall best value for your budget,” says Lovell. “To do this it is always best to have a knowledgeable salesperson review the options with you at your home.” Good companies will offer free in-home estimates, which will give you a better idea of what is in store for you. A great thing about this type of renovation is how quickly your new windows will be installed, usually within a day. “People are often surprised at how quick it can be,” says Lovell. With many different options available to you, it’s best to consider the type of glass and type of frame that you are looking for.

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When you’re considering replacing your windows to increase the energy efficiency of your home, it’s best to take a look at several factors, including the type of glass and the frame.

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Adding a few decorative By Maggie Calloway If you want to personalize your home or you are in the process of looking for a new one, don’t be discouraged by the endless “sameness” of home after home. By some very simple applications of mouldings or baseboards, you can take a plain Jane home from boring to wow! Don’t make the mistake of thinking great crown moulding, baseboards and all endless permutations are only for big stately homes; you can put your stamp on your present home by some pretty simple but effective applications. Terry Cook, the manager of Nucasa – The Finishing Touch is an expert on finding the perfect combination for your home. “Crown mouldings work extremely well on eight-footceilings, as do baseboards; they just need to be proportionate,” he says. “On an eight-foot ceiling you probably want to stay within 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches, 5 1/4” maximum for the ceiling but the ideal is the 4 1/4 crown moulding. ... Then you would complement that with a 4 1/4 to a 5 1/4 to as low as a 3 1/4 baseboard; don’t go any lower because it would get lost and if you go higher it’s too loud and out of proportion.” Let’s not forget door and window casings. Both present more opportunities to add depth. There are a number of applications, including rosettes. These squares of wood with a pattern, applied to

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Saving yourself from stress when building onto your home By Kerry Vital Your home is looking a bit crowded lately, and now you’re considering building an addition. Perhaps your family has grown in recent years, or you just want a bit of extra space for entertaining. There are many things to consider when undertaking such a project, but John Friswell of CCI Renovations has some tips for homeowners. “You need to ensure you have enough space,” he says. Municipalities have different rules for the height and width of a structure, so it is important to do some research before deciding on what the addition will look like. Figuring out your budget is also important before you start speaking to renovation companies. “Budget expectations are wide and varied,” says Friswell. “It’s dependent on site, structure and what you’re putting in it. Bedrooms and living rooms are cheaper, while kitchens and bathrooms are more expensive.” As to whether you will be able to live in your home during the construction, Friswell says it depends on the type of reno-

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Accessorizing the bathroom easier than ever By Kerry Vital The fixtures in your bathroom are looking dated, or perhaps you’ve moved into an older home and want to give it an update. You’re contemplating replacing them with something new, but there’s a number of choices available, and you’re not sure where to start. Perhaps it’s best to get the advice of a professional. “You need to trust the sales staff,” says Shelli Auclair, showroom manager for Universal Supply. The sales staff at Universal Supply’s Artistic Baths showrooms all have over 10 years experience with helping customers find their perfect fit, so taking advantage of their expertise will give you some peace of mind. “Our people can read blueprints and know building codes,” Auclair says. “We’ve seen some bad design out there. Architects don’t always know plumbing codes, which is why The array of choices available to you when you’re choosing it’s important” to get professional advice when something new for your bathroom can be exhausting, from you’re looking for new fixtures. glass sinks, above, to many different types of faucets, right. When it comes to current trends, energy Martin Knowles photos efficiency is at the top of many buyers’ minds, as longer popular. These include brass-finished well as a clean look. faucets and dated coloured fixtures. “Modern, simple, practical,” says Gloria Lu, branch Instead, Kohler offers a range of colourful supervisor for the brand-new Artistic Baths showroom in bathroom sinks that incorporate various Richmond when asked about popular designs. designs, from leaves to a Moroccan print. When you’re considering the kind of fixtures you want to Undermount sinks are becoming buy, it’s important to consider a few things first. increasingly popular as well. The pedestal “Who is using the bathroom? What (are) their needs? What sink is also a trendy choice, especially if is the budget?” asks Lu. “It’s always better to consider the you’re going for a more old-world feel. practicality first.” Even the faucets are getting fancy. You can Some of the brands that Lu recommends include Kohler, find faucets that match the sink design, or Hytec and Brizo. The Richmond branch of Artistic Baths is even ones that look like old-fashioned pumps. an exclusive Kohler showroom, and offers options for every When it comes to your new fixtures and aesthetic, whether you’re looking for a sleek sink faucet or an faucets, you will have no trouble finding just ornate rain shower head that reminds you of a spa. what you want with such an amazing array The fixtures in your bathroom can be as decorative or as now available in the market. plain as you’d like, though there are several things that are no

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Making your kitchen into a gourmet’s dream By Maggie Calloway It seems like a dichotomy that in today’s world with everyone short of time, running here and there, that home cooking has seen a renaissance. Not only are people cooking but they are cooking from scratch. They’re not only making pasta but actually making the dough! There is a growing concern about where our food is coming from and how it is grown. The only way to really know what goes into our food is to pick it out personally, and that is where the wonderful explosion of farmer’s markets come in; we can talk to the grower directly and even form weekly relationships with our favourite farmer. The choice of fresh fruit and vegetables plus specialty cheeses and breads is enough to get the most jaded among us salivating! Dave Werner is the owner of Cookworks, two stores in Vancouver dedicated to the home chef. The stores offer up an Aladdin’s treasure trove matching the jobs to products. “It’s very interesting how people are going back to basics,” he says. “A carpenter needs good tools and a cook needs good tools too so we would recommend starting with a very good set of knives; they make preparation so much easier.” The recent recession has sparked a trend in cooking, Werner says. “People are looking for things that fall into a couple of categories. There is a return to quality products, (and) people who are really into cooking for the family plus entertaining, and want products that do the job (and) will last, and they are willing to invest. People are returning to core basics; they would rather have one good pot than dozens of gadgets.” One surprising thing Werner mentioned was how so many people are canning. That is really returning to core values! “Living where we do with such an abundance of fresh product from surrounding

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