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Picture this: your photos in The Tri-City News We’re looking for outstanding holiday photos from our readers so we can print them in The Tri-City News. If you have a great shot — Christmas, Hanukkah or some other seasonal scene — email it to newsroom@tricitynews.com with “Holiday Photos” in the subject line. We’ll look at all of them and a selection will run in the paper — one will even become the cover of our Christmas Eve edition (see last year’s at left). Deadline for submissions is Monday, Dec. 17.

Scott Anderson captured Tri-City News reader in lit up for the season this photo of a tree Centre Park. Coquitlam’s Town

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‘Happy Tuesday’ is just one way local students are helping their peers: see page A6

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Left: Johanna Kuffner and Kendra May brought the Happy Tuesday concept to Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary, where students hand out candy, cupcakes and positive messages to bring smiles to students’ faces. The idea was picked up by kids at Coquitlam’s Dr. Charles Best secondary, which posted positive messages on lockers at the school recently. Right: Angel Kennedy was one of hundreds at Best greeted with positive Post-Its.

Emergency at the food bank With only a quarter of the necessary amount of food to fill holiday hampers, Share Family and Community Services has announced an emergency food drive for next Thursday in Coquitlam. Katherine Lawrence, Share’s development manager, said most of the existing stores of food will be used to fill the first set of hampers but unless a big surge of food comes in, there won’t be enough to fill those for struggling families who arrive for the second pick-up date. Share expects to give out 1,800 holiday hampers this year. On Dec. 13 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Share will have a truck at the Safeway at Sunwood Plaza in Coquitlam. Donations of non-perishable food items can also be dropped off at any grocery store in the Tri-Cities. More information: www.sharesociety.ca.

Trans. surplus could save Minister lays out conditions for transit funding By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

TransLink may not face a $30-million shortfall after all if regional mayors rescind a scheduled property tax hike. TransLink commissioner Martin Crilly now

TRANS. MIN. MARY POLAK estimates TransLink has $25 million to $35 million more available to it than the transportation author-

ity disclosed in its 2013 base plan because it has underestimated the revenue it will pull in and overestimated its expenses. “The expenditure estimates, in our view, are a little heavy,” Crilly told mayors in a briefing Wednesday, adding it wasn’t clear if that was done “by omission or by an abundance of caution” on TransLink’s part. He said the extra money could equate to a

4% to 6% increase in bus service. Mayors vowed this fall to cancel the $23 per average home property tax hike if the province failed to deliver new funding sources before March, chopping $30 million in each of the next two years and precipitating what was then assumed to be a new revenue crisis that might force deep transit service cuts. Now, mayors and

TransLink officials are hopeful the tax hike won’t be needed for 2013. But TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis disputes Crilly’s findings, noting there’s no provision yet in TransLink’s plan for a negotiated pay hike for unionized workers, and he suggested the commissioner’s estimates may be too optimistic in other areas. see PUBLIC, page A4


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A thief who broke into a garage in Port Coquitlam’s Citadel Heights on the weekend nabbed more than just tools. The crook also took an urn containing ashes of the victim’s relative. “We are urging those responsible to do the right thing by returning the urn and the ashes,” said Cpl. Jamie Chung. The urn is described as a 10x10x10-inch brown container; it was in a burgundy tote bag with the label “Burquitlam Funeral Home”on it. The burglar also took from the Douglas Terrace home tools worth about $600. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2012-33964, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 or www. solvecrime.ca.

Right: City of Coquitlam environmental services officer Bela Piocza samples water in the Coquitlam River at Colony Farm for a study to monitor water quality. Above: Chum salmon in the upper Coquitlam River.

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The city of Coquitlam will soon know more about the health of the Coquitlam River after conducting water quality tests throughout the length of the river. Beginning this past summer, environmental services staff have been in the river conducting tests and are nearing the end of the study, with the goal of having the information ready for council in February. Data collected from 10 days of sampling will be used to gauge the health of the river and develop guidelines and action plans to protect it, said Steffanie Warriner, Coquitlam’s manager of environmental services. “We’ll look at the data and with that information, we’ll come up with recommendations and what the next steps will be and that may include further monitoring,” she said. Warriner said water

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make sure it’s a healthy river,” O’Neill said, adding that the study is supported by the gravel industry as well as environmentalists. He said he hopes the data will shed some light on how city storm sewers, gravel operators, BC Hydro dam operations, weather and erosion affect water quality so more can be done to protect the river and to determine the accuracy of claims by the Outdoor Recreation Council that it’s one of the 10 most endangered in the province. Local environmentalists, including a member of a group that has been keeping track of changes in the river for 16 years, also lauded the endeavour. But Ian McArthur, of Coquitlam RiverWatch, said to get meaningful data, a monitoring program needs to be done 24

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Students at Aspenwood elementary school were evacuated Thursday morning after two children fainted. School District 43 spokesperson Cheryl Quinton said the two students fainted while singing and, while such an occurrence is not unusual, the principal called paramedics as a precautionary measure. Port Moody firefighters began testing air quality as a precautionary measure, sending students and staff outside. By noon, parents and caregivers were asked to pick up students when it appeared testing would continue through the school day, even though preliminary testing revealed “nothing of concern.” Quinton said there was no sign of a gas leak in preliminary tests. Information on the health of the two students who fainted was not available at press time. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Public support is key, says Polak sire for rapid transit to Langley and White Rock. Walton said he bel i eve s S u r r ey a n d Vancouver will work well together to help determine the timing of the two lines and avoid a feud over which one gets priority. Crilly’s term as TransLink commissioner is ending and area mayors appointed Bob Irwin as his replacement effective May 1. Irwin is Crilly’s senior advisor at the commission and is a former CEO of BC Transit.

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“We are not going to put services out that people rely on and make life decisions around on the premise that we may have to pull them back,” Jarvis said. Crilly’s disclosure c a m e We d n e s d a y after mayors also met Transportation Minister Mary Polak behind closed doors, where she spelled out the province’s position on how it might approve new sources of revenue for TransLink. More money for the long term is needed to build new rapid transit lines in Surrey and Vancouver, and to generally expand transit service. Polak said the government insists mayors clearly spell out the money they seek to raise, how they would raise it and what it will pay for, and show they have public backing. “I need to see that there is public support for that change,” she said. “The mayors need to put together what is their consensus on the priorities for the region.” Polak said the mayors’ desire to pursue comprehensive road pricing — where small tolls are charged on roads across the region — would take at least four to five years to implement and would require the highest degree of public buy-in. Even a simpler scenario such as imposing an annual vehicle levy could not go ahead if it’s not affordable or if it has a negative impact on the regional economy, she said. Mayors’ council chair Richard Walton said he didn’t expect a breakthrough in the first discussion with Polak on funding reform but added Victoria’s apparent reluctance to grant new sources suggests “there’s going to be some tension.” The premier previously rebuffed the mayors’ demands for new revenue last spring, saying they would have to wait until an audit was finished. But the audit failed to solve TransLink’s financial bind and mayors say they seem no closer to a solution.

Setting it straight The public input session for Port Moody’s draft official community plan has been tentatively planned for early 2013, although no date has been scheduled. Incorrect information appeared in the Nov. 30 edition of The Tri-City News.

An illustration of the Burquitlam section of the planned Evergreen Line. The line, for which SkyTrain-maker Bombardier will make cars, is scheduled to start running in 2016. “It gets a bit frust rat i n g ,” s a i d N ew Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright, who took over as mayors’ council vice-chair, defeating Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender. “We’re still moving at a snail’s pace.” Fa s s b e n d e r h a d worked closely with the BC Liberals but Wright said he could offer a more neutral perspective, from a city

in the centre of the region that’s already fully served by SkyTrain and not seeking a new line. Walton, mayor of North Vancouver District, was returned as chair by acclamation. He said TransLink needs more money not to maintain its existing level of service but to keep pace with growth as more people arrive in Metro Vancouver and expect usable transit.

“In this region, you can’t deliver additional public transportation without subsidizing 60 cents on every single ride you create,” Walton said. “Sixty cents has to come from somewhere other than the fare box. That’s the way it is.” Demands on Tr a n s L i n k i n c l u d e Vancouver’s push for a $2.8-billion SkyTrain line along the Broadway corridor and Surrey’s de-

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Don’t worry, be Kids take lead in learning happy, it’s Tuesday about, addressing bullying students spread goodwill with candy, kindness

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The idea of spreading good feelings through candy or kind words has spread from a Port Coquitlam high school to one in Coquitlam, and the students behind the idea are happy to see it go further. Two girls who wish to remain anonymous started the idea of Happy Tuesday at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary two years ago and this fall it jumped to Riverside secondary. And the good vibes didn’t just stay in PoCo. Thanks to social media, they spread to Dr. Charles Best secondary in Coquitlam, where lockers and doors were recently papered with positive messages on sticky notes. The anonymous twosome from Fox who first promoted the idea as a “random acts of kindness” gesture and wear Happy Tuesday shirts and hand out candy would like to see the initiative expand to other schools, too. “That’s like the whole plan,” said one of the Fox students. “People really want to see a change and take action. It’s been really motivating and exciting seeing other schools [do Happy

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A Happy Tuesday organizer at Terry Fox shows her shirt. Tuesday].” At one of those other schools, Riverside, G ra d e 1 1 s t u d e n t Ke n d r a M ay a n d Johanna Kuffner, Grade 10, started a Happy Tuesday Club. May was just starting out at her new school to take the culinary arts program when she decided to transplant the concept from Fox. “It went over really well,”May said. About three weeks ago, the club posted positive messages on school lockers and a photo was sent out on Twitter, where it was picked up by Coquitlam student Selin Jessa. Jessa and a group of friends then posted positive messages on lockers and doors at Dr. Charles Best secondary, a good deed that earned top marks from her peers. “It just makes you smile,” said Angel Kennedy, a Grade 11 Best student, who arrived at school a few weeks ago on a Friday and found on her locker a note that read “Go

change the world.” She thinks the initiative was a good idea and probably made a lot of people feel better. “I think if someone is having a bad day, one of the notes could cheer them up,”she said. The notes, in yellow and blue, bore handwritten phrases such as “Hang in there” and “Have a good day.” Huffner and May — and those anonymous Fox girls — are thrilled their idea took root and would love to see other schools spread positive vibes, through notes, candy or just by opening the door for one another. “It’s something that brings joy and happiness to students,” Huffner said. Good feelings, it appears, travel fast. • If you would like to help the Riverside Happy Tuesday club with donations for more initiatives, email h a p py t u e s d a y @ h o tmail.ca; on Twitter, they can be found at @ HappyTuesdayRS. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

A group of Terry Fox students is grateful for the interest adults have shown in bullying. Now, they say it’s time for kids themselves to do something about it. The students in Dean Whitson’s three leadership classes at the Port Coquitlam high school are about to launch an anti-bullying campaign they hope will do more than just raise awareness on Pink Shirt Day but will also motivate kids to stop bullying online and on the school ground every day. “It’s really up to us if we want to change it,” explained Simran Narwal, a Fox Grade 11 student. Beginning this week, the students will be raising funds for the antibullying project that will include a survey and two plays about the issue for School District 43 students. Teachers will also get a DVD of the production to show to students to extend the learning and change school cultures. The idea came up during a brainstorm following a visit to the Me to We conference in October. The students wanted to do something to raise awareness about bullying and its effects on students at all grade levels. “If we can get the young students into it, by the end of Grade 12, they’ll be really into it [non-bullying behaviour],” said Delaney Edgar, a Grade 12 student, whose

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Simran Narwal, Cynthia Hui, Delaney Edgar and Mitchel Brown of Terry Fox secondary will be surveying students about their attitudes towards bullying and ways to prevent it. acting teacher, Mandy Tulloch of ABC Let’s Act, will be writing the plays. By selling t-shirts at SD43 high schools, students hope to raise enough money to mount two plays that Tulloch will write over the Christmas holidays. Material for the plays will come from surveys the students plan to conduct at six elementary, middle and secondary schools over the next few weeks.

The students plan to ask questions about bullying behaviour and its prevalence as well as ways to stop it in the hopes of getting more information from the students’ perspective. Still, the students admit there will be challenges because bullying is not well understood, there isn’t a clear definition and some people might laugh it off while others stay silent out of fear.

But by starting somewhere and aiming to get a student perspective, the youth from Fox hope to clear some of the fog around the issue and encourage young people to take meaningful action. “Anyone can wear a pink shirt but whether or not it means anything...” said Edgar, “We want as many people as possible to know about the issue and take it seriously.” dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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2nd gas leak forces partial evacuation at Coq. Centre four days, a gas line rupture forced the evacuation of Coquitlam Centre mall. The latest incident occurred Wednesday at around 7:50 p.m., when construction crews

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working on converting the former Zellers store into a Target accidentally damaged a gas line. That prompted the evacuation of the T&T Supermarket and the north end of the mall

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A coroner’s inquest jury has made five recommendations after a Riverview Hospital patient was found dead on the grounds last year several days after she went missing. Patricia Donna Reed, 59, had been involuntarily committed to the hospital due to depression and mental illness. She was reported missing on Feb. 9, 2011 but wasn’t found during a staff search of the grounds. Testimony heard during the inquest offered insight into the haphazard search, which seemed to have no leader or person in charge. Reed’s body was discovered by a patient five days later in a ditch, not far from the build-

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he recent spate of pedestrian hit-and-runs has B.C.’s justice minister looking into ways to make our roads safer. Over the last few days, there have been three such accidents in the region, with two of them resulting in deaths and two pedestrians landing in hospital with serious injuries. Before anyone suggests it’s open season on pedestrians, it’s time to take a deep breath. Tougher penalties aren’t necessary going to prevent people from being hit; there are already stiff penalties in place for people who leave the scene of an accident, speed and drive without due care and attention — yet accidents still happen. Pedestrians as well as drivers need to pay more attention and acknowledge one another at crossings. More reflective clothing would help and drivers need to slow down in the dark. Even more traffic analysis could lead to safer intersections. There is no single answer — safety, in the end, is everybody’s responsibility.

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We’re not used to used but it makes sense AS I SEE IT Kristine Salzmann

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y cousin and I were recently in one of my favourite shops for children’s clothes, a consignment store in White Rock called Not for Long. She spotted a brand-name winter coat for a toddler for a third of what it would cost new and thought it would be perfect for a friend. This jacket looked brand new but the fact it had a previous owner gave my cousin pause. Which made me think: Why isn’t it socially acceptable to give someone a second-hand gift, particularly children? Other than well-loved favourites, they grow out of clothes and toys so quickly that it’s easy to find items in excellent condition at consignment stores and swap meets. The saying goes,“It’s the thought that counts”yet we concern ourselves with

whether the proper monetary amount was spent and if the gift is shiny and new. A few weeks ago, the US National Retail Federation released its 2012 holiday consumer spending survey, which found the average holiday shopper is expected to spend about $750 on gifts, decor, cards and all that junk that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Christmas. The federation forecasted America’s total holiday sales at $586.1 billion. And the headline on the press release was “Shoppers to Remain Conservative With Holiday Gift Budgets ThisYear.” A total of $750 per consumer is conservative? If we’re seriously concerned with the impact of society’s rampant consumerism on the environment, wouldn’t a great solution be to re-gift once-loved items in good condition? I’m not against gift giving. People often find pleasure in discovering something they feel the recipient will find joy in. Even little ones like to give; a recent study published in PLoS

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“The saying goes, ‘It’s the thought that counts’ yet we concern ourselves with whether the proper monetary amount was spent and if the gift is shiny and new.” Kristine Salzmann One (the Public Library of Science) found that toddlers under the age of two seemed happier giving treats to others than receiving treats themselves. I also enjoy giving gifts but I’m disturbed by the pressure we feel to buy things for people because we“have to”and not because we happen to find something that reminds us

of them. A few friends and I have tried to imbue some sentimentality and effort into our gifts by going the handmade route. But I’ve yet to give someone a used gift. I buy my own family second-hand clothes and toys all the time. I just have a difficult time bringing myself to do it for other people, even if the $5 Radio Flyer trike I spotted at a Cloverdale thrift store that I know is $60 in stores looks like it just came out of the box. My cousin did buy the little girl’s coat for a Christmas gift and I say, good for her. I think some of my friends — particularly my swap meet- and consignment-crazed new parent pals — would understand. For the rest of the people on my shopping list, your gifts will be new or handmade — this year, anyway. Kristine Salzmann is a former Black Press reporter and mom to 18-month-old Elise. She writes monthly on parenting issues.

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FACE TO FACE: How much Toronto/Rob Ford coverage is too much in B.C.?

Big TO deserves attention it gets I

ANDY RADIA

don’t know about you but I’m Toronto gets a lot of press because kind of enjoying all the coverage it has the largest population of any of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. I get city in Canada and, in many ways, is home turn on the national news and our nation’s economic engine. get to watch the weekly Ford-ian According to government stagaffe. tistics, Ontario, generates almost There was the time he chased a 40% of the country’s gross domestic reporter off his property; the time product. The province’s GDP is he called 911 when a performer worth more than $578 billion and from a CBC comedy show came to is larger than those of Switzerland, his doorstep; and then there are the Belgium, Sweden and Austria. And numerous times journalists followed in 2009, Ontario’s international exhim as he skipped work to coach his ports totalled $147.7 billion, accounthigh school football team. ing for 41% of Canada’s exports. The best part of it is that we in With numbers like that, of course British Columbia get to watch it all it’s going to get the bulk of national without having to pay his salary. It’s attention. better than a Seinfeld rerun. The great thing in 2012, however, Unfortunately, my colleague opis if you don’t want to watch the posite doesn’t see it that way. Ontario, er, Canadian Broadcasting He wants to use the widespread Corporation, you don’t have to. Rob Ford media coverWe have this thing age as an excuse to called the internet partake in one of our where you can access nation’s greatest paslocal news, provincial You can comment on times: Toronto-bashing. news or international any story you read at To be fair, we’ve all www.tricitynews.com news on-demand (edidone it. Whether you’re tor’s note: not to menfrom Port Moody or tion www.tricitynews. Tuktoyaktuk, you’ve facetiously com com). called Toronto the Centre of the My advice to my colleague: Universe or screamed at your televiMicrowave some popcorn, sit yoursion set after being forced to watch yet self in your Lay-Z-Boy, turn on your another Toronto Maple Leafs game. telly and enjoy the train wreck that But with all due respect, it’s time is Rob Ford’s political career. to get over it. And get over the Toronto envy.

Speak up!

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“Toronto gets a lot of press because it has the largest population of any city in Canada and, in many ways, is our nation’s economic engine.” Andy Radia

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“The over-the-top coverage of Mayor Ford’s assorted transgressions invokes other, blatant examples of eastern selfcentredness.” Jim Nelson What’s your take on this week’s Face to Face topic and what they have to say? Email your thoughts to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

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astern Canadians think of B.C. as the hinterland. We know this and don’t usually mind. The Rockies, the prairies and a three- or four-hour time difference give British Columbians a not-unpleasant feeling of separation from eastern Canada. (what easterners call“central Canada”). But occasionally, the media noise from Mecca strains the patience of even the most laid-back of Lotuslanders. I refer, of course, to the recent media din about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Why is Toronto’s mayor a national news story, and for so long? Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson wouldn’t make the national news if he turned water into wine. The over-the-top coverage of Mayor Ford’s assorted transgressions invokes other, blatant examples of eastern self-centredness. For example, in addition to seeing all Toronto Raptors games on national TV, British Columbians are subjected to watching the Maple Leafs play each week on Hockey Night in Canada, even though the Canucks are often playing at the same time. And how about the 2010 Olympic announcer who announced Kevin Martin’s curling rink would meet

Norway for the gold medal at 3 p.m. local time, noon Pacific Time. He should was have said noon local time, 3 p.m. eastern but he was talking to Toronto, not Canada. We’re used to Peter Mansbridge on CBC’s The National treating a provincial byelection in Kenora as a national story or leading with Ontario government negotiations with Ontario nurses on the day B.C. premier Gordon Campbell was driven ( I mean“retired”) from office. And while we’re whining, most Canadian icons are not particularly representative of B.C. The maple leaf, maple syrup, back bacon and even the use of the interjection“eh?” are all eastern. Why not throw in a cedar bough or salmon, or put a rhododendron leaf on a corner of the flag? Let’s face it, we poor British Columbians are misunderstood, under-appreciated and ignored. We’re seen as cultural little brothers by our eastern big brothers. But, then, I suppose it’s possible that even cultural little brothers might be a little hyper- sensitive. So if easterners don’t move west and do agree to shut up about Rob Ford and the Argos, this British Columbian will happily accept TO’s indifference.

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Red Nose drivers gave 84 rides & more volunteers are needed By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

Operation Red Nose’s 2012 campaign got off to a roaring start last weekend and has put the organization on pace for a recordsetting year. Eighty-four rides were given last weekend for a total of 2,687 km, raising more than $3,000 for Tri-Cities Kidsport. Those numbers are up significantly from the first weekend in 2011, when 40 rides were given for 1,338 km and $1,455 in donations. “Just over double in every category,” said Chris Wilson, the Operation Red

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64 clients in the Tri-City area. People who have enjoyed one too many beverages on the weekend during the Christmas holiday season are invited to call Operation Red Nose at 778-866-6673. The organization offers rides to people in their own vehicles while a volunteer driver follows behind in their own vehicle. Donations for the service go to helping out KidSport

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Food cart program may be expanded at Rocky Pt. By Sarah Payne The Tri-CiTy News

Port Moody council is considering whether to expand the city’s food cart program next summer at Rocky Point Park. The pilot project’s success this past summer, when food cart vendors were invited to set up during the Sunday concert series, has generated suggestions to increase the business hours to evenings, entire weekends and statutory holidays. Coun. Diana Dilworth, chair of the economic development committee, said the committee would like to see vendors pay a fee to the concert series. Coun. Gerry Nuttall offered a similar suggestion, noting permanent food vendors in the park all pay rental and other fees to the city. He also said he would like some information from those establishments about how the food carts affected their business before council decides whether to expand the program. Council agreed to defer the matter, with Dilworth voting against the motion. Tuesday’s special council meeting was scheduled when a vote to continue the previous meeting on Nov. 27, which had

run long, failed. Other Moody news:

TAX TALK

PoMo residents can have their say on the proposed 2013 budget at a town hall meeting on Jan. 31. The current working budget suggests a potential tax increase of about 4.3%. The tax bill of $2,837 would be about $117 more than 2012 for an average home valued at $532,000. Cost drivers include about $771,000 for salary and inflationary increases, $143,500 for the Inlet Centre Fire Hall debt levy and $551,000 for the police department. Investment and growth revenues are also declining. Utility charges will stay the same as 2012. Mayor Mike Clay said the city was able to hold the line on sewer, water and garbage/recycling charges because of residents’ success in reducing landfill waste. “Port Moody leads the region, maybe the country, in our waste diversion and the great work we did in the past to put in the new systems and educate the residents...is paying off,” he wrote in an email.

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divided the year-long program into three categories. Signature events include activities such as the city’s January birthday launch at the PoCo rec complex as well as a Fashion Through the Decades show in the spring. Other events include the March 7 opening of the Heritage Centre at Leigh Square, which will coincide with another community birthday cel-

Noise, road closures for PoMo evergreen work Evergreen Line crews will be moving a sewer line located under the CP Rail tracks starting tonight. The work is centred on Clarke Street, near the foot of Queens Street, and will run from 6 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. The noisier work, including excavation and hydraulic hammering, will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and from 3 to 7 a.m., with noise levels reduced between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Three crews will be working to complete the project in one night.

Temporary parking restrictions will be set up on Clarke Street between Kyle and Queens streets. Relocating the sewer is part of the early works construction to prepare for shifting about 400 m of railway tracks to the north in order to accommodate the ground-level Evergreen guideway. Moving the railway requires shifting utilities, realigning Columbia Street and building a gravel base for the new tracks. For more traffic information, call 604-9272080.

COUNCIL MEETINGS When: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Where: Port Moody Council Chambers, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody Times: Committee of the Whole, 6:30pm, Public Hearing, 7pm, Regular Council immediately following the close of the Public Hearing Television coverage airs on Shaw Cable 4 at 9am on December 15, 2012. We’re now live streaming our Council meetings at www.portmoody.ca. While you’re on our website, sign up for Council e-notifications. Agenda packages are available at City Hall, in the Port Moody Public Library or on our website under “City Government”.

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Celebrate the season

Coastal Sound Music Academy presents Comfort & Joy at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) at 3 p.m. on Dec. 9. The entire family of Coastal Sound choirs will be performing, as well as guest artist Valerie Crocker on saxophone. Steve Maddock performs Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on Carols at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20/$15/$10 at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca or 604-927-6555. submitted photo

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mbrace the holiday spirit and fill your weekend with family-friendly Christmas outings, carols, crafts and, of course, food.

Count us in, at the Wilson Centre’s (2150 Wilson Ave., PoCo) Breakfast with Santa, from 9 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $8 (kids up to three are free), available at the PoCo recreation centres or at the parks office at Leigh Square. Call 604-927-7970 for more info.

CRAFT CLASSES

Learn to make Christmas crafts at two Wilson Centre (2150 Wilson Ave., PoCo) events. The boxwood tree class runs 9 a.m. to noon or make candle centrepieces from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fee for each class (ages 19+) is $16.80/$25.20; register at www.experienceit.ca or 604-927-7529.

TODAY: Friday, Dec. 7 TURKEY LURKEY

Get a head start on Christmas eating at Glen Pine Pavilion’s (1200 Glen Pine Crt.) turkey ‘n’ trimmings dinner, from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m., while you enjoy music from the four-piece orchestra Classic Reflections. Happy hour starts at 5:45 p.m. Fee is $26 (pass holders) or $31. Register by calling 604-927-4386.

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS

Support local crafters and get your gift list checked off at the Port Coquitlam Christian Assembly (1932 Carmeron Ave.) Christmas craft fair, featuring Avon products, gingerbread houses and Pampered Chef goods, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 8 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

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Bring your pre-schoolers to this fun afternoon of games, crafts and holiday cheer at Pinetree community centre (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), from 2 to 4 p.m. Register at 604-9274386 or signmeup.coquitlam.ca/signmeup.

Sunday, Dec. 9 NUTCRACKER

Looking to see this holiday classic live? The Royal CityYouth Ballet Company will be dancing this beloved ballet at the Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave., New West) at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre. com.Visit www.royalcityyouthballet.org for more info.

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Take part in the Snowflake Walk to End Bullying, starting at the Port Coquitlam recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave.) at 1 p.m. and ending at Riverside secondary, where there will be activities for kids and items for sale. Funds go to anti-bullying resource centres and education.Visit www.snowflakewalk.com.

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Join the Dogwood Songsters in their Christmas carols singalong concert at 1:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free for the Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam) show, though food donations for the Christmas hamper are gratefully accepted. Please send Things-To-Do submissions to spayne@tricitynews.

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TRI-CITY SPOTLIGHT: Toys for girls and boys COLLEGE CASH

A battery-operated toy Mercedes-Benz will be donated to Ronald McDonald House after $5,000 was raised by the Douglas College Alumni Association for student aid. Andrew Senjack, the alumni coordinator, embarked on a social media campaign, promising that if $5,000 was raised for student aid. “When a Douglas employee generously donated the car, it was a perfect opportunity to try something new,” Senjack said.“We made aYouTube video and posted to Indiegogo with a goal of $5,000 — and a promise that if the total was raised, the car would be donated to Ronald McDonald house for sick children.” Donations came in online as well as via more traditional methods, with the final $1,400 raised at a Class Act fundraiser last month.

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The fourth annual 911 We Care toy drive is under way and Tri-City residents are encouraged to donate unwrapped toys for child nine and up between now and Dec. 13. The goal of the event is to bring joy and happiness to families in need and this year the group

pennies — or just $25 — provides a permanent source of clean water for one person. 

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Andrew Senjack, Douglas College Alumni Association Coordinator and Tiffany McFadyen, Director of Development at Ronald McDonald House is trying to surpass the number of toys collected in 2011. Toys can be dropped off at the Coquitlam RCMP detachment, any of the community police stations in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and PoCo city hall, the Port Moody Fire Hall No. 1 and the Port Moody police station. Gift cards are accepted and gifts for teenagers are in high demand.Visit www.sharesociety.ca for gift ideas.

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Coquitlam Sylvan Learning, together with 10 other Sylvan locations in British Columbia, has raised $10,000 to support Free the Children’s Brick

by Brick: Schoolbuilding Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of Sylvan students, families and staff, the company has contributed a total of $76,000 since first participating in the campaign in 2008. Brick by Brick funds the creation of classrooms in countries where children would not otherwise receive an education. Sylvan Learning is now raising funds for another Free the Children campaign, We Create Change. Until Dec. 20, participating locations are collecting pennies as part of Canada’s largest penny drive. The goal is to collect enough pennies to provide clean water to 100,000 people for life. A collection of 2,500

Royal City Youth Ballet Company Society proudly presents, for the 24th season, the full length ballet, the Nutcracker.

TheatrixYoutheatre Society and dozens of supporters held a Zumba fundraiser last week and raised, $3,078, with the Port Coquitlam Walmart kicking in $1,000 to match donations. Funds raised will go towards the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund for anti bullying education, youth mental health support and support for people with learning disabilities Among the organizers were Shannon Harvey, work experience students Ashley Schaffer and Hailey Berry, Andrea Raybould, who is a certified Zumba instructor, and Jackie White. Local businesses, and individuals who showed up for the event Nov. 30, provided more than $5,000 in goods and services for the silent auction. More fudraising opportunities will be available when Theatrix mounts its production of Peter Pan at the Evergreen Cultural Centre Dec. 13-15.

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Port Moody Foundation seeks 2013 grant requests Th e Po r t M o o dy Foundation is kicking off its 2013 granting cycle with a call for applications. The foundation seeks letters of interest from eligible non-profit organizations needing financial support in 2013 for projects and programs that will benefit Port Moody and its residents. Grants of $500 to $2,000 may be given. In 2012, the Port Moody Foundation provided more than $5,000 in grants to help local nonprofits fulfill their goals

of serving the community. Letters of interest should be limited to one page and outline a project or program that fits with the funding areas identified in the foundation’s mission: social, cultural, ecological and recreational. Letters should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, to: Port Moody Foundation, 300 Ioco Rd.,

Port Moody, B.C. V3H 2V7. A copy should also be emailed to paul_thiel@ telus.net. The foundation will review all submissions and create a shortlist of those that best meet the

foundation’s funding criteria. Organizations selected will be notified later in February and will be requested to submit a more detailed funding application by March 8, 2013. Successful grant ap-

plicants will be notified in May 2013. For further information, call Paul Thiel, grants committee chair, at 604-936-1104 or visit www.portmoodyfoundation.bc.ca.

charitable causes that benefit the citizens of Port Moody. Donations to help build the Foundation’s Community Endowment can be made online at www.portmoodyfoundation.bc.ca.

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It will be an evening sus, which is now in its of info, food and the fun 113th year and involves as the Burke Mountain more than 50,000 birders. Naturalists (BMN) hold Participation is free, and a silent auction at their anyone interested in joinannual general meeting ing a team of birders can Dec. 11. email burkemtnnats@ Attendees — club gmail.com or call Hilary members or visitors — Maguire at 604-469-5805. can browse and bid on The Dec. 11 meetitems and gift certifi- ing will be held in the cates donated by local church hall of Como businesses, plus items Lake United Church, and services donated by located on the corner BMN members. There of Marmont Street and will also be a baking King Albert Avenue in table with donated items Coquitlam. for sale, and volunteers Doors open at 7 p.m. from the Riverview and silent auction bidHorticultural Centre ding will close at 9 p.m. Society will sell fresh Everyone is welcome to PAUL STEEVES/WILDLIFE RESCUE ASSOCIATION holly and other seasonal attend and there is no When five chickadee nestlings were delivered to the Wildlife decorations. charge. Rescue Association facility in Burnaby, volunteers hand-fed Money raised will be For further informa- the chicks a special diet every 15 minutes for a month. A donated to the Wildlife tion, call 604-936-4108 homeowner had watched the nest for two days to make sure Rescue Association of or 604-461-3864, or visit the parents were indeed missing before she removed the BC, located in Burnaby. www.bmn.bc.ca. nestlings. Funds raised at the Burke Mountain Naturalists’ newsroom@tricitynews.com The association specialsilent auction on Dec 11 will be donated to association. izes in the care and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned or pollutionCustomer Service and Light Warehouse Training damaged urban wildlife. 604 777 6063 Cashier Training Each year, it cares for an 604 777 6164 average of 3,000 animals, ranging from abandoned chickadee nestlings to poisoned bald eagles to injured beavers, deer and raccoons. Next Tuesday’s meeting will include a brief AGM and seasonal refreshments, after which BMN member Ian McArthur will present a slideshow featuring the hikes, invasive plant removal parties, nest box cleaning, public nature walks and other activities from the past year, the group’s 23rd. This meeting also provides an opportunity to Prices in effect Thursday, Oct. 18TH sign up for the annual to Wednesday, Oct. 24TH, 2012 Audubon Christmas unless otherwise stated, while quantities last. bird count, to be held sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated. Saturday, Dec. 15. Every ® WOMEN’S together LONG tWEED chrIStMAS ArrIVES year for the past two decades, BMN cOAt withmembers FAuX Fur cOLLAr EArLY At SEArS OutLEt For people with barriers to have collected on WOMEN’S SELEctED wasdata $209.99 SAVE uP tO 70% OFF education or employment. the numbers and speFALL FAShION & OrIGINAL PrIcES ON A LArGE cies of wintering NOW ONLY birds EA. WINtEr ASSOrtMENt OF OrNAMENtS, WrAPPING Apply now to start inbOOtS January! in the Tri-Cities as part PAPEr, DEcOrAtIONS & cArDS was $69.99-$199.99 ® WOMEN’S NEVADA DOLMAN of the larger Audubon tOYS hAVE ArrIVED North American cenSLEEVE cArDIGAN NOW ONLY

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Xmas events and a cafe • Kids Book Club: Registration begins Dec. 8 as kids in Grades 5 to 7 are invited to read some great books and share their opinions with others. Fun activities and snacks provided. Call Irene 604-469-4692 for more information. The club meets on alternate Thursdays from Jan. 17 to March 28, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. • Adult Learners Book Club (drop-in): This club meets once a

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• Seniors’ Christmas Tea: Terry Fox library presents a special party for seniors, who can spread some holiday cheer while listening to stories, singing carols and enjoying tasty refreshments. The tea runs from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. • Outreach services: Do you know someone who is unable to visit the library or who is no longer able to read print? Outreach Services provides MP3 and DAISY discs to people who are unable to read print materials and delivers a variety of books and library materials to customers who are homebound. To learn more about Outreach services, visit the library or call 604859-7141.

As well as leadership and civic engagement opportunities, theYouth Poet Laureate will win a $500 prize and have his/ her poem included in a centennial time capsule. All contest entrants will have their poems published in the School District 43 Journal of Writing and a runner-up will be awarded a $250 prize. The contest is open to Moody residents aged 13 to 18 years old. Applications are online at library.portmoody.ca/ youthpoet and submissions will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2013. For more information, visit library.portmoody. ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

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month to talk about a book written in simple language. On Dec. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the book The Way It Works by William Kowalski will be discussed. Join other club members for this opportunity to read more, practise English conversation and make friends. All adult learners, including ESL, are welcome. • Calling Port Moody teen poets: Submit your two best original poems about Port Moody’s past and become a part of the city’s centennial celebrations. The Centennial Youth Poet Laureate will help Port Moody make the most of its 100th birthday through poetry readings, public appearances and participation in arts events.

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A26 Friday, December 7, 2012, Tri-City News

Put ugly sweaters to good use

Many people have an ugly secret hidden in their closet. Now, you can reveal yours with pride for a cause. The 11th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater

www.tricitynews.com Party takes place Dec. 21 at the Commodore Ballroom in downtown Vancouver and more than 1,100 people are expected to take part in the fundraising event. Tri-City organizers

Chris Boyd and Jordan Birch will host the event, which will likely sell out and feature music by Port Moody musician Greg Drummond, the Dr. Strangelove Band and theVancouver Sweet

Soul Gospel Choir. The event features giveaways, carolling, eggnog chugging, trophies for the ugliest sweater, most original sweater, best moustache and group costume.

Like all good Christmas parties, Santa will make an appearance. This year’s event will be raising funds for Katrina and Mark Bennett, who have been diagnosed with cancer

and have two young children. Tickets for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party cost $30 and can be purchased by calling 604-280-4444. Doors open at 8 p.m.

CHRISTMAS GIVING: Toy drive, train rides & gift wrap

Events to help Share help The Tri-Cities community is rallying around Share Family and Community Services for its Christmas campaign. Last year, hundreds of families received Christmas hampers and toys, thanks to the generosity of local residents and businesses. Here are a few events to help Share in its work: • Mr. Mike’s Toy Drive: Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse and Bar is kicking off its fifth annual toy drive with a launch party next week where its team will be donating all tips to the toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Share’s toy hamper program and receive a free appetizer. When: Toy Drive runs until Christmas. Where: Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse and Bar, 32-2991 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam. • Gift Wrap and Share Tree at Coquitlam Centre: Have your gifts wrapped at Coquitlam Centre in return for a donation to Share’s Christmas programs. You can also leave a new, unwrapped toy for child under the tree. Last year, 2,215 children and youth were recipients of Share’s Christmas hampers. When: through Dec. 24 during mall hours Where: Coquitlam Centre, 2929 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam; the gift wrap booth and Share Tree are on the upper level between Aritzia and the Gap. • Safeway’s Holiday Food Bank Hamper Drive: Next time you’re shopping at Safeway, be sure to look out for pre-packaged $5 and $10 Christmas Hampers, and purchase them for the Food Bank. You can purchase them at checkout stands and receive 10 Air Miles for a $10 Hamper purchase! When: through Dec. 15 • ChooseYour Own Xmas Adventure: Second Storey Theatre presents “ChooseYour Own Xmas Adventure”improv.The show is designed by the audience — from the characters they play to the decisions they make.

Help them put together a Christmas play while also supporting the food bank. Bring non-perishables or cash and be entered into a draw for a prize. When: Dec. 8 and 15, 3 p.m. kids matinees; tickets: $8. All-ages shows every Friday and Saturday night, 8 p.m.; tickets: $12 adults, $10 students and seniors Where: 201-2550 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam (above Dairy Queen) • West Coast Express food drive: The West Coast Express is collecting food for the food bank again this year. Drop off nonperishable items when you arrive at the station. When: Dec. 10 to 14, 5 to 8 a.m. Where: All three Tri-City West Coast Express stations • West Coast Express Santa Train: Hop aboard

the train and help Santa collect toys for Christmas. In exchange for a new, unwrapped toy, get a free round-trip ride toVancouver. When: Dec. 8 and 15; schedules are available at www.translink.ca Where: All three West Coast Express stations in the Tri-Cities. • CP Rail Holiday Train: The CPR Holiday Train will be in Port Moody to collect food and money for local food banks.The train has a boxcar stage and a lineup of great musical talents but this year will be in a new location (behind the Port Moody rec complex and city hall. All proceeds collected at this event will support the Share food bank. Check out www.cpr.ca to see the musical lineup and interactive map to know when the train will arrive. When: Tuesday, Dec. 18. Festival from 8 to 9 p.m.,

train arrives at 9:05 p.m., concert at 9:15 p.m. Where: 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody (behind rec centre and city hall) Please note that parking is limited and guests are encouraged to walk if possible. • Share the Magic 2012: Magician Alex Seaman will host a benefit show to support Share.The show will feature Seaman and professional entertainers from across the Lower Mainland and the U.S. Come out for the show, and bring a cash or food donation for the food bank, too. All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will be donated to Share as well. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gottabemagic.com. When: Dec. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam

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From Dec 5th to the 17th WCE will be accepting your canned and non-perishable food donations at our Waterfront Station AND at all our Santa Train donation station partners. To find your closest donation point, visit westcoastexpress.com. While food donations are appreciated, please note complimentary WCE return tickets for the Santa Train will only be issued in exchange for new, unwrapped toys.

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A28 Friday, December 7, 2012, Tri-City News

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Xmas events for kids and seniors at PoCo library SeniorS Tea

Seniors can experience some holiday cheer next week at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library. On Friday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m., they can listen to Christmas stories, sing carols, drink some tea and enjoy the holiday spirit. For further information, phone 604 927-7999.

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Tickets available at the Dogwood Pavilion 604-927-6098

Everyone Welcome Food donations to the Christmas Hamper gratefully accepted The Dogwood Songsters is an activity of Dogwood Pavilion Coquitlam’s Over 50’s Club. The Dogwood Songsters entertain at Care Homes every week, September through May, in the Tri-Cities and New Westminster

If approved, the application will facilitate the conversion of an existing duplex to seven (7) units to accommodate an affordable seniors housing project funded by BC Housing. Each unit will contain one (1) bedroom.

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The Natural Resource Professional (or NRP) designation is new and recent grads from natural resources conservation programs at the University of BC, Thompson Rivers University and the University of Northern BC can apply today. The NRP designation will allow you to practise aspects of professional forestry in every corner of the province. You might find yourself working for government, consultants, industry, Aboriginal groups and more! For more information and to see which programs qualify, visit our website at www.abcfp.ca.

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Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. This meeting will be held on: Date: Monday, December 10, 2012 time: 7:00 p.m. location: city Hall council chambers, 3000 guildford Way, coquitlam, bc V3b 7N2 Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing, Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting during which it will give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.

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eryone can cool down with Cryogenics and a Candy Cane Bubble Shower. This interactive science show is appropriate for kids of all ages and is scheduled for Dec. 12, 4 to 4:45 p.m. at Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd. Free Tickets are available now. For more information call, 604-9277999.

www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing

You can unlock the mysteries of Christmas next week at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library with professor Janine the Jenius. Kids will discover how Santa pops out of the chimneys so fast and marvel at the flying Santa Cork, the ELF Burping Potion and a Canister Cannon launch. After all that science, ev-

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Notice of Public HeariNg item 3 text amendment to Permit accessory amusement arcades Within the cS-1 Service commercial Zone

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The intent of bylaw No. 4354, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to create a new definition for accessory amusement arcades and permit them within the CS-1 Service Commercial zone with certain conditions. Highlights of the proposed amendments are as follows: • Add a definition in the Zoning Bylaw, for “accessory amusement arcades”, which is defined as a use subordinate and accessory to a principal business; • Permit accessory amusement arcades only in conjunction with movie theatres and indoor children’s play centres; • Limit accessory amusement arcades to ten percent (10%) of the floor area of the business; and • Prohibit independent, direct public access to an accessory amusement arcade. If approved, the proposed amendment will allow for token-operated, redemption amusement games, with conditions, as an accessory use within the CS-1 Service Commercial zone.

item 4 text amendment to Permit temporary Sales centres on Multi-family residential construction Sites The intent of bylaw No. 4368, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to allow for “residential sales centres” with conditions, in all zones except the A-3 Agriculture and Resource zone. Highlights of the proposed amendments are as follows: • Add a definition in the Zoning Bylaw for “residential sales centre”, which is defined as a building used for marketing of residential developments or residential land; • Permit a “residential sales centre” in all zones, except the A-3 Agriculture and Resources zone subject to several conditions, including: • Must comply with the building setback and building height of the zone in which it is located; • Must provide a minimum of two off-street parking spaces; • Must be sited a minimum of 1.5 metres (5 feet) away from an active construction area; • Is only permitted on a multi-family residential development site with an approved Development Permit or a one-family residential development site with final subdivision approval; • Must only be used to market the development approved for the site on which the residential sales centre is located; and • Must be removed once the development has received building occupancy approvals. In addition to the above, as well as all construction approvals, residential sales centres will be required to comply with all building permit approvals.

item 5 text amendment to Subdivision regulations related to Minimum lot Size The intent of bylaw No. 4362, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to include additional subdivision regulations relating to minimum lot sizes requirements, in order to assist in the processing of lot consolidations in existing non-conforming situations, as well as to streamline the regulations for creating new lots from road or lane cancellations. Specifically, the proposed Zoning Bylaw text amendments would allow the following: • Consolidation of non-conforming lots to a new lot having less than the minimum lot size requirements of the Bylaw, at the discretion of the City’s subdivision Approving Officer; and • The creation of a lot resulting from a road or lane cancellation having less than the minimum lot size requirements of the Bylaw, where such lot is created for a City purpose and is owned by the City.

How do I find out more information? Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from November 28, 2012 to December 10, 2012 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430.

How do I provide input? Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for each item. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Please also be advised that video recordings of Public Hearings are streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca. Prior to the Public Hearing written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways:

Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca; Regular mail: 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; In person: City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; Fax: to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015. To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure that you forward it to the City Clerk’s Office prior to noon on the day of the hearing. Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam.ca. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. Please note that council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any of the bylaws described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Kerri Lore Deputy City Clerk


A30 Friday, December 7, 2012, Tri-City News

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New hospital to be boon to cancer-struck kids BC Children’s Hospital Foundation aims to raise $200 million Last in a series

By Jeff Nagel BlaCk Press

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ids fighting cancer will be among the prime beneficiaries of plans to rebuild B.C. Children’s Hospital starting in 2014. The $683-million project will roughly double the amount of space in the hospital and it will also reconfigure the pediatric oncology department, now inconveniently spread out over three floors, onto one much more efficient level. “It will provide much greater continuity of care,”said Stephen Forgacs, spokesman for B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. The foundation is helping support the new hospital — to open in 2018 — with a $200-million fundraising campaign and Forgacs said the new design is centred around the needs of families. “We’re building exclusively private rooms in the new hospital,” Forgacs said.“There will be no more open ward.” Those private rooms will have their own bathrooms, fold-out beds and wardrobes to accommodate parents who want to stay overnight with their sick, frightened kids. Also planned are kitchen facilities for families, office space for parents needing to keep up with work duties and Wi-Fi access everywhere. “In any hospital room, you’ll be able to get online, which is great for parents who are away

Among the features in the rebuilt BC Children’s Hospital are a new emergency room (left) as well as private rooms for all patients that allow parents to stay with their children comfortably for long periods of time (above) so they are part of their treatment. from work,” Forgacs said, adding it also helps kids beat boredom with video games and connect online with friends. Besides improving privacy and infection control, there are advantages to letting parents stay in a private room. They can comfort their child and they know so much about treatment protocols, they’re essentially experts who help back up staff. Medical technology has evolved by leaps and bounds since B.C. Children’s Hospital opened in 1982, when personal computers were a novelty. Diagnostic scanning is light years ahead and minimally invasive medical procedures allow much more use of day surgery rather than overnight stays. The new hospital will be

much better designed with all technology needs in mind. Demand has also soared over the years and not just due to B.C.’s growing population. Kids whose conditions meant a death sentence in the 1980s are surviving in much greater numbers — the pediatric cancer survival rate is up to 80% from 20 then. And others who once died young from chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis now routinely live into their 40s. It all means a hospital that was at capacity the day it opened 30 years ago is now bursting at the seams. Forgacs said myriad improvements will make the new hospital more welcoming and comforting to families enduring the worst and most terrifying

moments of their lives. It’s critical to meet those emotional needs — not just the medical ones. “The stress families feel is intense,”he said, adding hospital staff feel it too.“Not only are you dealing with a child who is ill, you are dealing with parents of that child who would literally give their lives if they could to save the child.” Forgacs said the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised $155 million over the past four years toward its $200-million target through tremendous grassroots support as well as support from major donors. Highprofile donations have come from Vancouver Canucks Daniel and Henrik Sedin and singer Michael Bublé. The biggest contributions have

Santa Train Rolls into Town, December 8th and 15th

been $25 million from Teck Resources and $20 million from the Overwaitea Food Group. Just as honourable, Forgacs said, is the support from parents whose kids have been through the hospital but who perhaps can afford only to volunteer or simply share their stories. “They look for ways to express their gratitude,”Forgacs said.“For many of them, I think it’s almost therapeutic to remain involved with the hospital.” Forgacs said the foundation is now hoping more donors will step forward to raise the remaining $45 million. “We’re appealing to British Columbians in every income bracket to help us complete the campaign.”

jnagel@blackpress.ca

BY THE NUMBERS

• 100 to 150 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in British Columbia • 800 are in active cancer treatment at any time • 80% survival rate, up from 20% 25 years ago – source: BC Children’s Hospital

aiming to improve care across province A quarter of the B.C. Children’s Hospital fundraising campaign — $50 million — will be earmarked to Child Health BC. It’s a hospital initiative to improve pediatric facilities across B.C. and help improve the standard of care delivered to kids in regions outside the Lower Mainland. Pediatric clinics have been built using the fund’s money at hospitals in Nanaimo and Prince George, as well as an audiology clinic in Prince Rupert and a telehealth facility in Vernon. A higher, more consistent level of care in more remote corners of B.C. reduces the time, cost and hassle families have to endure travelling to the Lower Mainland.

SETTING IT STRAIGHT: In part one of this series, the surname of a young cancer patient was spelled incorrectly. The correct name is Howorth.

Bring a Toy. Ride for Free. Simply bring a new, unwrapped toy to any WCE station December 8th or 15th and receive a complimentary Santa Train return ticket. There is a limit of one ticket per person which must be used the same day. Also don’t forget all WCE stations will be accepting food donations from December 8th to 15th!* * Not vallid for Santa Train tickets. December 8th & 15th Santa trainS Mission City

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SUNDAY, DEC. 9 • Snowflake Walk, 11 a.m., PoCo rec complex, 2150 Wilson Ave. The walk is a way to show support for the Be Someone antibullying initiative as well as raise funds to increase the availability of support in the community. Be Someone is a collaborative effort of the Port Coquitlam business community and city of Port Coquitlam in partnership with the PoCo Youth Society, RCMP and School District 43. Info: www.snowflakewalk.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13 • Humour and Happiness workshop to benefit Community Volunteer Services for Seniors, 7-9 p.m., Douglas College, David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam; cost: $30+HST. This workshop is interactive and based on experiential learning; engaging discussions open participants’ minds to the possibilities that exist and inspire them to take steps towards positive change. Join lively conversations to discover: the myths surrounding happiness; how to create lasting happiness in a complex world; the key to enduring happiness. Info, registration: mindmastertraining.ca (click on Workshops, then Humour & Happiness). • Women’s Connection Luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Marlene Penner on “What’s the Bottom LIne?” Feature: Tom McDonald and Emily Black will sing. Reservations by Dec. 10: call Frieda, 604-937-7198.

DEC. 11: BmN AGm

• Burke Mountain Naturalists’ silent auction and AGM, in the hall of Como Lake United Church, Coquitlam. BMN member Ian McArthur will present a slideshow featuring the past year’s activities. Free and all are welcome. Info: 604-936-4108 or 604-461-3864, or www. bmn.bc.ca. Sponsored by Tri-City Christian Women’s Club and Stonecroft Ministries.

CLUBS • Tri-City Speakers Toastmasters Club meets Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., Douglas College, David Lam Campus, main building, Room B 2050, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam; you can drop in for an evening to experience the effective communications and honing of leadership skills in a friendly environment. Info: tricityspeakers. toastmastersclubs.org or Sean, 778-995-5230. • Tri-City Singles Social Club offers an opportunity for 40+ singles to get together and enjoy a variety of fun activities such as dining, theatre, travel, bowling and more. Meetings are normally held on the third Friday of each month at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., Port Moody. New members are welcome. Info: Louise, 604-941-8897 or Darline, 604-466-0017, or tricityclub@gmail.com. • Fear speaking to a group? Get self-confidence and speaking skills as the Tri-Cities only noon-hour Toastmasters club meets at Coquitlam city hall every Tuesday, noon-1 p.m. Guests and visitors wel-

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come. Info: tottcoquitlam. toastmastersclubs.org or Brad, 604-418-2393. • Circle of Friends is a social group for 50+ fun singles who are looking to meet new friends and participate in fun activities. Group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the PoCo Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. Info: Keiko, 604-942-9431 or Nina, 604-941-9032. • Lincoln Toastmasters meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hyde Creek rec centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., PoCo (Room 3, upstairs). Improve your self-confidence, communication and leadership skills through public speaking; new members welcome. Information: http://6399.toastmastersclubs.org. • Friends of Coquitlam Public Library meet on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom, Poirier Branch. Info: 604-937-4130. • PoMo Men’s 55-plus Curling League is looking for players who would like to curl regularly or as a spare; league runs Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Phil, 604-468-2801 or Tony, 604-461-5901. • Morningside Toastmasters meetings are held Thursdays, 7-8:30

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a.m., at Burkeview Family Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave., PoCo. Club is looking for new members who are committed to improving their public speaking, leadership and communication skills. Info: lindakozina@gmail.com or www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca. • Do you want to improve your public speaking skills or practice hosting a meeting in a friendly environment? City of the Arts Toastmaster Club meets Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Port Moody city hall, 100 Newport Dr. Club provides opportunities to practise your communication and leadership skills. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Andrew at andrew_geider@hotmail. com or www.cityartstoastmasters.com. • Dogwood Drama Club meets every Monday and Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. New members are always welcome for acting roles or backstage crew. Info: Dale, 604-939-6172. • Dogwood Photography Group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Coquitlam’s Dogwood Pavilion. Club members must be members of Dogwood Pavilion; professionals and novices alike are welcome. Info: Arcadia, 604-936-2263 or artistarcadi@gmail.com. • Barnet Lions Club meets first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Grill restaurant, 2635 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-6447194 or barnetlions.com.

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continued from page A31 • Euchre Club meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Info: Bev, 604-9428911. • Tri-City Photography Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at Port Moody secondary school, 300 Albert St., PoMo. The club is a great way to hone your skills and meet other photographers of all levels. Group also has photography outings throughout the Lower Mainland. Info: Grant, 604-671-8458. • Learn to square dance with the Ocean Waves Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kyle Centre, 123 Kyle St., Port Moody. Info: Penney, 604-463-1477 or www. oceanwaves.squaredance. bc.ca • New Toastmaster club: Are you interested in having fun while developing communication and leadership skills? This is your opportunity to be a charter member of the new RP2 Toastmaster Club. The club will meet Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. at Port Moody rec complex. Info: Gene, 604 230-8030 or genevickers@ hotmail.com. • Dogwood and Glen Pine Seniors’ Softball Association seeks players for a new, competitive co-ed team, ages 50+; this team plays in the daytime. Info: Rick, 604-937-5446. • Do you want to improve your ability to speak? Check out Rocky

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• Apex Netball Club is held Mondays, 6:308:30 p.m., Hillcrest middle school, 2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam for women and girls of all ages. Beginners welcome. Info: Wendy, 604-552-3219. Point Toastmasters in Port Moody. Meetings are held Mondays, 7-9:15 p.m. (guests please show up 15 minutes early) at PoMo city hall. Info: rockypoint.freetoasthost.net. • Pocomo Hiking Club invites people to join Saturday hikes starting at 9:30 a.m. from the Rocky Point Park parking lot. Info: Maurina, pocomohiking@ hotmail.com. • Grab a friend or come out to meet some new ones with the Recreation

Unlimited Volleyball Club, an adult group of recreational level players who play at Hillcrest middle school gym every Wednesday, 8-10 p.m. Fun is the focus, so even if you haven’t played in years you will be welcome. Info: Gary, 604-469-6389. • Singles over-45 walking group meets Saturdays, 9:15 a.m. at Pitt Meadows rec centre for walks in TriCities and Ridge Meadows areas. Info: Graham, 604464 1839.

• Super Strikers Youth Cricket Club plays at Mackin Park in Coquitlam; all levels welcome, including handball cricket for U16 and U14 and kanga (softball) cricket for U10. Info: 604-461-2522 or kittybridgens@yahoo.ca. • Coquitlam Lawn Bowling Club is looking for new members. The bowling green and clubhouse are next door to Dogwood Pavilion and rose garden, located at 624 Poirier St. Membership is $90 per year and includes use of practice bowls, exercise, clean air, sunshine and friendship. Info: 604-9316711. Leave your name and phone number and an instructor will contact you with lesson dates and times. Games are scheduled on a drop-in basis.

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Healthy Lifestyles

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What the PoMo regulars do By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

Presents for parents? Check. Toys for the kids? Check, check. A special memento for your loving spouse who does all the stuff around the house that you don’t want to do? Check, check, check. The Christmas list is complete but what about a gift for yourself to finally shed those extra pounds and get fit in the new year? Membership at the Port Moody recreation complex has its privileges as it’s the only TriCity public facility to offer its clients access to a weight room as well as drop-in gym programs, drop-in fitness classes (aerobics, spinning and yoga), a walking/running

track and a spa area (hydrotherapy spa and steam room). Below, some testimonies from the centre’s regular users about what works for them:

MEGAN MEREDITH, 14

Member for: two years Initial goal: “My fitness goal when I first joined was to get into better shape and become a healthier person. I wanted to try a new experience and try out different exercises. I also wanted to improve my cardio strength.” Goal now: “This goal has evolved because now that I’ve tried out different workouts, I know what I need to improve on and also what I like. Now that I’ve gotten into better shape, I work on maintaining my cardio and toning up. I am still

trying to become healthy and fit.” Faves: “My favourite part of the rec centre is the wide variety of activities

you can do there. I love doing Zumba, spinning, yoga and aerobics. There is something for everyone to try.”

MARINA MEREDITH, 16

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3) Maintain a healthy weight: Researchers suggest limiting weight gain in adulthood by prioritizing exercise and healthy eating. Ways to combat weight gain include regular physical activity and the inclusion of vegetables, fruit, bean, lean protein and whole grainrich diet as well as the limiting of alcohol, processed meats, sugar and salt. 4) Get regular exercise: Regular physical activity such as exercise that causes a sweat or brisk

walking for at least 30 minutes every day is important.The aim, as endurance levels improve, is to increase activity to at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise or a minimum of 30 minutes of vigorous physical activity every day. 5) Eliminate sunbed use and limit UV exposure from the sun: Whether a snowbird flying south or a skier hitting the slopes, researchers warn that vigilance against UV rays is just as important in the fall and winter months as it is in the summer.The sun’s rays can still shine through on cloudy days and when combined with higher altitudes with snow on the ground, the sun’s reflection can cause an added risk of sunburns.

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goal when I first joined was to get in shape for figure skating as I used to compete. I wanted to improve my cardio, strength and flexibility. I also desired to lose weight for my overall health.” Goal now: “By doing yoga and spinning classes, I was able to achieve my goals for figure skating. My endurance increased, along with my flexibility. I was also able to lose weight from spinning and aerobic classes, forming a healthier lifestyle.” Faves: “I like the spinning studio for a hard but beneficial workout. I also enjoy the aerobic studio for classes that tone my body and increase my strength. The yoga studio is also a great place to clear my mind, relax and increase my flexibility.”

AL PERCIVAL, 61

Member for: three years Initial goal: “When I first joined, I wanted to feel stronger and to develop a more firm, conditioned physique.” Goal now: “It’s a lifestyle, with gym workouts three times a week (or more if time allows). As my fitness progressed at

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Hockey player Matt Lapointe calls the Port Moody rec complex his “second home.” the gym, I incorporated athletics into my weekly routine by joining the Greyhound masters track and field club. To support my track progress, I continue to apply strength and flexibility routines at the gym, which has allowed me to steadily increase my sprinting times.” Faves: “The gym staff are great. They are all certified, have many years of experience and are always there to answer questions. The gym equipment is current and well-maintained, and the facility is clean. I really enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light in as well as offering a greenbelt view.”

MATT LAPOINTE, 17

Member for: two years

Initial goal: “After playing both hockey and lacrosse at competitive levels for most of my life, I was sidelined for almost three years for medical reasons. After getting the ‘all-clear’ from doctors, I had to immediately get back into game-shape for the upcoming lacrosse sea-

son and, with Trina’s help and guidance, that was accomplished.” Goal now: “I’m now training almost every day and am now in what is probably the best shape of my life. I plan on continuing my training (both strength and cardio) and strive to play junior hockey next season.” Faves: “For me, walking into the Port Moody rec centre is really like walking into my second home. I’ve spent so much time between hockey, lacrosse and working out at the gym that it really is just a place that I love to be.The staff are always friendly and ready to help with whatever it is one would need, and no matter when I go, I’m almost guaranteed to see familiar faces using the facilities.”

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Achievement Awards: the BC Housing Award for Excellence in Creating Affordable Housing, the FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency for New Construction and the Sustainable and Innovative Community Development Award. The requirements for submission differ depending on the category, so interested members are asked to visit the GVHBA website at www. gvhba.org/ovationawards for more information on how to submit a nomination. Entries must be received by Dec. 17. The winners will be announced at the Ovation Awards gala on April 20, 2013.

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Express bigger, stronger with new players Team takes trade route, acquisitions to address toughness issues By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

The Coquitlam Express started the season with a roster loaded with speedy, skilled players. But now the team is looking to shed its reputation for being intimidated with the addition of three new players the club hopes will bolster its blue line and force opponents to keep their heads up in the neutral zone. Late last week the Express announced it would be acquiring defenceman Bradley Ryan from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for Jace Hennig and Matt Begert. Ryan, who now leads Coquitlam’s defence corps with five goals and 10 assists in 22 games with Prince George, has already proven to be an asset for the Express, after racking up three assists in his first two games with the club. The 20-year-old will be joined on the blueline with another newcomer, Michael Maciag, who was acquired from the Carleton Place Canadians. Coquitlam has also bolstered its front end, with the acquisition of Travis Stephens, a Victoria native who was recently released by the Cowichan Capitals. Stephens wasted no time moving into the enforcer role, engaging in a fight with Matt Anholt during a 4-2 win over West Kelowna last week. see LOSInG, page 43

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Coquitlam Express forward Zachary Pryzbek carries the puck during a B.C. Hockey League game against the Trail Smoke Eaters at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex last Saturday. The Express won the game 7-1.

After trip to final four, SFU athletes receive honours Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

The Simon Fraser University Clan may not have gone far in the NCAA’s final four men’s soccer tournament but several Tri-City athletes received individual recognition. Port Moody’s Matt Besuschko was named to the first team all star squad while Coquitlam teammate Carlo Basso received honourable mention.

S F U lost in the opening game of the final four tournam e n t BESuSCHko to the S a g i n a w Va l l e y Cardinals after going 15 games without a loss. The Cards went on to lose in the final game to Lynn University. Besuschko’s individual honour came after a season that saw him

lead the Clan’s defence, holding the opposition to only 17 goals, BASSo the lowest total in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The former B.C. Provincial Team member also managed to kick in two goals of his own. Basso, meanwhile, led the conference in regular

season scoring with 35 points, scoring 14 goals and seven assists this season. That brings his all time total to 86 points, ranking him fourth in GNAC scoring history, a total he will surely add to with one year of eligibility remaining. “For Carlo to be a repeat selection is a sign of the elite level that he competes at,” said head coach Alan Koch. “I am excited to see how far we can take him in his senior year in 2013.”

Back from injury, Collins puts up points A bandaged up shooting hand did not slow down SFU Clan women’s basketball player Kristina Collins during a match against St. Martin’s University last week. The former Riverside Rapids point guard wasted little time finding her scoring touch, adding 13 points in an 82-45 victory. “It’s nice because once you are playing you forget about the injury and just go

with it,” said the Port Coquitlam player after the game. “I’ve worked this week on shooting with the hurt hand so I’m glad that practice paid off tonight.” The Clan managed to capitalize on the Saint’s 27 turnovers, scoring 38 points off SMU’s mistakes. The win improves the Clan’s record to 7-1 on the season and 1-0 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play.

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The Express, who were on a five-game losing skid prior to the acquisitions, now appears to have righted the ship, with the only loss in the last five games coming at the hands of the Surrey Eagles last Friday night. The Eagles jumped out to a two goal lead early in the first, including a power play goal from Demic Hannoun. Coquitlam was able to get on the board in the second period when Philip Zielonka buried a pass from John Siemer but Surrey quickly responded with a third goal of their own. Siemer was able to bring it within one on the power play before the end of the middle frame but the Express offence dried up after that. The only goal in the third period came off the stick of Surrey’s Jordan Klimek, and the Eagles went on to win 4-2. The team followed up the next night with a dominating 7-1 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters. After Stephens opened the scoring the Express flooded their opponents net with pucks, scoring six more unanswered markers before Trail could get on the baord.

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Top Wages & BeneďŹ t Package E-mail: ellerymfg@telus.net

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

threescocatering@shaw.ca or Visit us at: www. threescompanycatering.ca

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EDUCATION

CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 25 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement EXCELLENT REF’S -WCB Insured

BC B.C.COLLEGE COLLEGEOF OFOPTICS OPTICS

LEARN ONLINE

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back Filling, Trucking Reas. Rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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HELP WANTED

No phone calls please.

#208 - 10070 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

EDUCATION

PEDRO’S Contracting & Drainage. Landscaping, Water Lines & Cement work. Call 604-468-2919.

Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

THE NEWS Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

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263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: admanager@mapleridgenews.com

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778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

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

Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Sunday, December 9, 2012, to:

EDUCATION

Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision�. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!

For posting details, please visit http://hr.sd34.bc.ca/careers

HELP WANTED

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

Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless.

BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS

AUTOMOTIVE/COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MECHANIC

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.

We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package.

Leo: 604-657-2375 / 604-462-8620

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• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required.

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C & C Electrical Mechanical

The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative.

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

Temporary

EDUCATION

ELECTRICAL

Advertising Sales Representative

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

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

DRYWALL

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

3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq.

Kristy 604.488.9161

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

Ph: 604-941-3277

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Call: 604-882-9122 Fax: 604-882-9124

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

30 Years+ Experience

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(to qualiďŹ ed individuals)

JOB SEARCH - MADE EASY

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

604-475-7077

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician

604 575 5555

The Abbotsford School District invites applications from qualiďŹ ed candidates for the following position:

EDUCATION

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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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

CONCRETE & PLACING

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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ADULT CARRIER

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EDUCATION

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Guided online learning, instructor-led, in a highly supported environment

Psychiatric Nursing (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with local clinical placements and some local classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour.

Special Education Assistant (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with some local classroom delivery and two 3-week practicums. You can become a Special Education Assistant in just 9 months! Average starting wage in school districts is $24/hr. You will receive training and certiďŹ cation from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants. Over 92% of our grads are employed in their ďŹ eld of study within 6 months of graduation.

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

Professional Installation

✶ Repairs & Staining ✶ Installation ✶ Free Estimates

28 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED

www.centuryhardwood .com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 288

M.T. GUTTERS

HARDWOOD FLOOR REFINISHING

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224

www.tricitynews.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Additions, Home Improvements Restorations, Renovations, & New Construction. Specializing in Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064

329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

Call Tim 604-612-5388

HOME REPAIRS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

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

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PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

“DONE BEFORE CHRISTMAS” ANY INTERIOR PROJECT CLEAN AND EFFICIENT 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE CALL PAUL 604-240-4598

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

367C

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

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15% SENIORS DISCOUNT lawn cuts, aerating, leaf cleanup, pruning, hedge trimming, trees, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Brad 778-552-3900

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

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

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HOOT & OWL CUSTOM TILE WORK or BATHROOMS CUSTOM CARPENTRY

Drywall work/rubbish removal

Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

Kitchen & Bathrooms Specialists, complete renos, tub to counter, from floor to wall, proud BBB Member. Refs. 30 yrs. exp. John @ 604779-4029. www.bcbwreno.ca

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

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

604-537-4140

BEST RATE MOVING EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Starting $40/hr.

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

ALWAYS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs, 20 yrs exp. Rain or shine.7dys/wk.Simon 604-230-0627

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

meadowslandscapesupply.com

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COUNTERTOPS

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626 www.mainlandroof.com

Custom Countertops

CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION AND ESTIMATE

604-945-7273

AT SUNBURST STONE, WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST SERVICE, HIGHEST QUALITY AND WIDEST SELECTION.

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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

Ph: 604-942-4383

www.pro-accpainting.com HUNGRY PAINTERS ceiling, walls, trim, power washing Int/Ext Spray, Brush & Roll 604-467-2532

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643

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PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

Professional Property Management Services P.Meadows - Solaris Towers BRAND NEW UNITS AVAIL *1Bd+den. *2Bd. *2Bd+den. *3Bd. *3Bd+den. Call for details.

Call 604-464-7548

Bright 2 bdrm apt. Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.

Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. $500. 604-795-7662

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca BURNABY, COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY & PORT COQUITLAM

VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, vet✓ champion lines, $850. 604-8192115. vizsla@telus.net Wolf X Shepherd pups, $450. blk w/markings, view parents. chrisjo@telus.net (604)869-2772

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533

FERTILIZERS

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

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FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604) 825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 33rd Season & 38,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

FURNITURE

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379

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Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 & 3 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody & North Burnaby. Pet friendly. ✮

North Burnaby- 3bdrm Townhouse, $1165/mo. 8750 Maple Grove Cres.

North Burnaby- 2bdrm Townhouse, $1085/mo. 7485 Woodbrook Place

APPLIANCES

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

MISC. FOR SALE

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

REAL ESTATE

★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

EXTRA

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DEVELOPMENT LAND WANTED

If you would consider selling your property of 3 Acres or more and want maximum value, send the details to: randyd@portraithomes.ca

There will be no pressure and no obligation, but let’s discuss possibilities.

HOMES WANTED

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Foreclosures Properties for Sale Call: Clayton Beckler. Prudential Sterling 778-355-0116

★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★

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ACREAGE

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Isaac 604-727-5232

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

604.

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

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PETS

CHIHUAHUA, FEMALE, 1 year old, long hair, $500. Please call 604-794-7347

604-787-8061

329 PAINTING & DECORATING 1835 Mclean Avenue, Port Coquitlam O T: 604-945-7273 E: info@sunburststone.com O sunburststone.com O F: 604-945-7270

COUNTERTOPS

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

APARTMENT/CONDO

✮ Port Coquitlam- 2 bdrm Townhouse, $975/mo. 3 bdrm $1140/mo. 3156 Coast Meridian Road ✮

Coquitlam- 3 bdrm Apartment, $1250/mo. 3 bdrm Townhouse, $1435/mo. 1111 Brunette Ave.

Coquitlam- 3 bdrm Townhouse, $1165/mo. 1144 Inlet Street

Coquitlam- 2 bdrm Apartment, $865/mo. 100 Nelson Street

Coquitlam-2 bdrm Apartment, $905/mo. 312 Schoolhouse St.

Port Moody- 3 bdrm Townhouse, $1285/mo. 411 Noons Creek If your combined gross monthly income is between $2600 - $5500 you may qualify for one of these market units. If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation. COQUITLAM - 2 bdrm near Lougheed mall / skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. Clean, N/P, gated parking & video surveillance. $985/m incls. Heat & H/W. Avail. Dec. 15. Crime-Free Certified. Call: 604-937-7812 Visit: www.greatapartments.ca

25 yrs in roofing industry

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Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

LICENSED & INSURED ✶ Local & Long Distance ✶ ✶ Seniors Discount ✶

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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MATTRESSES starting at $99

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

(604)465-1311

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

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Complete ReRoofing Ltd + gutters, shingles, cedar, flat roof, 20 yr exp. Sr’s disc. WCB, BBB, 604-725-0106

RENO & REPAIR

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

MOVING & STORAGE

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

Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

Gary 604-339-5430

✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576

Reno’s Additions & Kitchens

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

ABC TREE MEN

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

Dean 604-834-3076

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

GARDENING

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840

Ph: 604-469-2331

SNOWCLEARING 604-312-5050 SNOW REMOVAL Call Kyle

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $550/ea. Call 604-657-2915.

778-233-4949

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

- ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS

PETS

604.587.5865

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

www.nphomes.ca

Specialists in:

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RENTALS

LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family / Hobby Farm raised. Vet ✓, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. $595. 604-835-0305

T & K Haulaway

Mathias 604-313-5530

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING

RUBBISH REMOVAL

PETS

www.recycleitcanada.ca

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LANDSCAPING

*BATHROOMS *KITCHENS *ADDITIONS *REMODELING *SUNDECKS *BASEMENTS, etc 20+ yrs exp., Insured/Guaranteed Big & Small Jobs Welcome!!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RENTALS CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 8 weeks old, purebred long hair female. Vaccinated & pad trained. $900 $1200. (604)807-9957 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES P.B. $1200: Born Sept. 29th. 2 Male, 1 Female. (778)863-6332 GOLDEN RETRIEVER X COLLIE (Lassie) pups. You can’t find a better combo of smart and loyal dogs. Born Oct 13, ready Dec 8. Both parents on site. Raised in home with kids, cats & other dogs. Dad 75lbs (Golden) is OFA hip cert. free of hip displasia & eye cert. mom also (rare blue headed white Collie, 48lbs). Both parents 4H (obedience, showmanship & agility) dogs. 5 Males (3 are blue merle) & 3 females (black). $500. Mission, 604-820-4827 LAB PUPS black, M, CKC reg. papers, 1st&2nd shots, dew claws removed,tattooed $550(604)820-7714

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RENT TO OWN

STOP RENTING RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required, Flexible Terms! Cloverdale – 60th Ave &176th St. Spacious 742 sf. 1 Bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Required 604-657-9422

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Coquitlam Center Co-op Refurbished 3 bdrm apt. Available immediately Cls to transit, shops & schools $1100/mo. No subsidy. sandy@terramanagement.ca Or phone 604 945 5864

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm apt. $1260 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

Call 604-944-2963 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

APARTMENT/CONDO

BRAND New Top Floor Suite, 2 beds/2 baths, small dog or cat OK. Access to facility amenities including 18,000 sq. ft. sports/entertainment center. $1,300/month, 1 yr. lease, contact Deanne at (604) 7885874, (604) 924-0044. COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 40 yrs. (604)936-5755.

PORT MOODY, 1 Bdrm 2nd flr quiet side, secure prkg, $800 for 1 tenant. Avail now. 604-298-8775.


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COQUITLAM

APARTMENT/CONDO

MAPLE RIDGE

Welcome Home !

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$890

1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.

Call (604) 931-2670

GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts.

12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings PORT COQUITLAM

$500 Holiday Bonus!

1 Bdrm & den $835 2 Bdrm corner suite $895

604.931.3273

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

www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

2 bdrm ~ Available Now No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.

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HOMES FOR RENT

AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES

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

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

*No Pets *Avail Immediately

604 - 618 - 2541

Move in Bonus - up to $500

MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm rancher, Hammond area, well kept, pri bkyrd close to schls & transit. $1250/mo, avail immed. Refs & good credit req 604-462-1673

www.coquitlampropertyrentals.ca

MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

TRANSPORTATION

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

~also apartments available~

Call 604-942-2012 • Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

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

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ROOMS FOR RENT

Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen / bath / living. Quiet older Non-Smoking House. $450/mo. incls. lndry. 604.941.2959 PORT MOODY - Glenayre sleeping furnished room, cls. to transit, n/s, $325. 604.941.2959/ 778.883.0265

PORT COQUITLAM

NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Beverlie Marguerite Karrel also known as Beverlie Karrel, formerly of #102 - 1045 Howie Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, Deceased, who died on the 18th day October, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Robert L. Harris, Esq., McEachern Harris & Watkins, Barristers & Solicitors, 22334 McIntosh Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 3C1 on or before 31st day of December, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Rodger Huckerby, Executor

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PORT COQUITLAM, 1500 - 3000 sq ft. Ground floor commercial area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/ Shaughnessy intersection. Call 604-464-3550.

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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

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PORT COQUITLAM, bright quiet lg 1 bdrm., 3 appl., sep. entry, prkg, lndry, N/S N/P. $750/m. incl. utils, cable, w.fi. Jan 1. 604-764-6017 Port Coquitlam, Praire/Oxford Ave. 1 BD. Cls to bus ns/np $650 inc util/basic cbl Dec 15. 604-552-0900 WESTWOOD PLATEAU, 10 min walk to Douglas College. Large 2 bdrm bsmt. 1 inside parking. W/D, $950/mo incl utils. n/s, n/p. Avail. now or Jan. 1st. 604-721-9795 or 778-216-1284

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Mobile Mechanic Do small auto repairs - brakes, tune-ups etc. All work guaranteed. Have toolswill travel. 604-308-8073

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1991 PONTIAC SUNBIRD aircared all round great little car, no problems, driven daily. $625 obo. 604-503-3151 2000 INTREPID, auto, exc cond, summer & winter tires, new brakes & battery, $2200 obo. Call: 604942-6832.

1985 MONTE CARLO 1 owner, All original, 76,000kms $4500. 604-467-3908

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF William John Farnworth, Deceased, formerly of Port Coquitlam, BC Creditors and others having claims against the estate of William John Farnworth, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Michael Cecil Farnworth, c/o KROG & COMPANY, Barristers and Solicitors, #207 155 Skinner Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 5E8 on or before December 28, 2012 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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