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Ross Harvey and his two-year-old son Jackson get in the spirit of things at Aunt Leah’s Christmas tree lot in front of the Eagle Ridge United Church in Coquitlam. See story about Aunt Leah’s on page A16.

$95 more in Coquitlam But mayors joust over funding for more Mounties By Janis Warren

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Hundreds turned out on Sunday for the first Snowflake Walk in Port Coquitlam. Photos, page A3

Coquitlam homeowners will see an average $95 jump in their property taxes and utility bills next year. On Monday, city council gave fourth and final reading to the 2013 budget, which sees a $16 increase in the water rate, an $8 rise in the sewer and drainage levy, and a $7 hike in the garbage/recycling rate, as well as an average increase of $64 in property taxes.

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That translates to a total bill of about $2,911 in municipal and Metro Vancouver fees next year for a home with the statistically average assessed value of $565,000. The extra taxes add eight new firefighters to build up staffing levels for a Burke Mountain fire hall, among other things. But council set aside no new cash next year to hire more Mounties — a move that Mayor Richard

Stewart said is intended to allow the city of Port Coquitlam to “catch up” on funding cops. PoCo, which shares the RCMP detachment with Coquitlam, hasn’t added new police officers for two years, a decision that goes against the joint crime-reduction strategy in seeing more cops added annually to meet demands in the two cities (this year, Coquitlam hired two more officers while in 2011 it hired four). “We’re taking a break [in hiring], largely because Port Coquitlam h a s n ’ t c a u g h t u p,” Stewart said Tuesday. see COQ. SAYS, page A7

Police throughout the region are on the lookout for drivers who’ve been drinking during the holiday season. What did they find last weekend? See story, page A4


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Tri-City News Wednesday, December 12, 2012, A3

PoCo council passes anti-bullying bylaw Proponent hopes other cities will follow PoCo’s lead By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

Being a bully in Port Coquitlam could cost you $200 after city coun-

cil voted unaniis about more mously in fathan just levyvour of an antiing fines. Putting bullying bylaw the regulations Monday night. on the books is But for Gary symbolic of a Mauris, a PoCo community that business leader will no longer who has speartolerate this kind headed the I of behaviour, he Am Someone GARY MAURIS said during a campaign, the new bylaw presentation to council.

“In the last 12 months, four teenagers in this community have committed suicide,” he said. “If you look at the youth, they are being robbed of their self-esteem.” PoCo is the first city in British Columbia to approve an anti-bullying bylaw, which is modelled on similar legisla-

tion used in Alberta and Saskatchewan. A person issued a fine can have it revoked upon the successful completion of an approved anti-bullying course. Mauris said he hoped other cities in B.C. would follow PoCo’s lead and adopt similar bylaws. The council decision

came more than two months after the death of Amanda Todd, a 15-yearold PoCo girl who committed suicide, after posting a video on YouTube asking for help. Young people are encouraged to get involved and share their stories at www.iamsomeone. ca. People can also show

their support by posting an “I am someone” sticker in the window of their business or public facility. Youth who are being bullied can seek support from professionals at the Kids Help Phone line by going to (www.kidshelpphone.ca) or calling or texting 1-800-668-6868. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

SNOWFLAKE WALK: Hundreds walk, listen and speak out in Port Coquitlam against bullying

At the first Snowflake Walk to end bullying on Sunday in Port Coquitlam, hundreds of participants walked from the PoCo rec complex to Riverside secondary school. Clockwise from above left: I Am Someone founder Gary Mauris, Carol and Norm Todd, parents of the late Amanda Todd, and PoCo Mayor Greg Moore addressed the crowd. Three high school students hold signs of support at the conclusion of the walk. Crowds gather inside the rec complex at the start of the walk. iconic pink t-shirts and wristbands were for sale at Riverside. People of all ages and walks of life came out to show their support.

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Roadblocks racking up drinking drivers By Sarah Payne The Tri-CiTy News

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, police are conducting road checks to ensure drivers aren’t too full of the festive spirit. At the Port Moody Police’s first road block Saturday, officers issued one immediate roadside prohibition and several violation tickets for offences such as speeding, no driver’s licence and driving contrary to restrictions.There were also notices issued for defective vehicle equipment. “We were pleased to see the amount of designated drivers coming through roadblocks as well as the number of people using services such as Operation Red Nose,” said PMPD Const. Luke van Winkel. Since Dec. 1, the PMPD has opened seven files relating to drivers at various levels of impairment from alcohol and/ or drugs, from immediate roadside prohibition warnings to criminal impaired charges. Last December, the PMPD had 21 alcohol-related driving files ranging from

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Operation Red Nose racked up another record-breaking weekend, providing 160 rides to people who had consumed alcohol. Operation Red Nose drivers work in teams of three, with two people riding in the client’s vehicle and a third person following behind in their own automobile. It runs Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Took book a ride, call 778866-6673 about a half-hour beforehand. All of the proceeds from the program go to KidSport Tri-Cities. Those who wish to volunteer should email orn@shaw.ca. impaired to 24-hour prohibitions. Van Winkel said PMPD officers will staff more roadblocks throughout the month, and reminded drivers to plan for a safe ride home. Coquitlam RCMP kicked off its 35th annual CounterAttack blitz early this month. At least one driver, returning from a friend’s birthday party, claimed he’d only had “a couple of drinks” but an impaired driving investigation resulted in a 30-day vehicle impoundment and a 90day driving prohibition. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, Coquitlam RCMP issued six 90-day driving prohibitions (for drivers

whose breath sample results in a “fail”), one driving prohibition of three, seven or 30 days (breath sample results in a “warn”) and three 24hour driving prohibitions. “Our message is getting through to some but not to everyone,” Sgt. Dave Fee said in a press release. “Our mandate during the holiday season is to remove the impaired driver from the road. If you can’t police yourself, we’ll do it for you.” He cautioned that decoys such as gum, mints, perfume or a quick gulp of water don’t mask the smell of alcohol, and coffee or greasy, salty food will not make you sober. spayne@tricitynews.com

Colony Farm patient missing Coquitlam RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Kurt Derksen, a 58-year-old patient at Colony Farm Forensic Psychiatric Hospital who went missing last Wednesday afternoon. Derksen was out on a day pass visiting his brother in Richmond

when he disweighing 201 appeared belb.; he has short, tween noon and brown hair and 2:30 p.m. He is blue eyes and a wanted on a full beard, and is Canada-wide possibly wearwarrant for ing glasses. being unlawfully Anyone who at large. seeks the man Derksen is should not apdescribed as a KURT DERKSEN proach him but Caucasian man, 5’9” and should call 911.

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Wa s h i n g t o n s a i d council should stick with its current regulations, a decision that was unanimously supported by council (Coun. Mike Forrest was absent). gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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has stuck with a schedule that has eliminated hourly chimes. “We have reduced the number of ringing events by 70%,” said Paul Dufault, a parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. “We By Gary McKenna have maintained that The Tri-CiTy News schedule since the sumBells at Our Lady of mer.” the Assumption Church Despite the fact the will continue to ring at church will not be subtheir current volume ject to noise regulations, and frequency after Port Dufault said it would be Coquitlam council voted sticking to the current to reconfirm its current bell schedule. noise bylaw. Some neighbours in Chimes and bells that the area said they are announce public church still not happy. services are not covered Wendy McHaffie, who by current regulations has been an outspoken and councillors said they critic of the bells, told want to keep it that way. council the volume needs “This church to be reduced. is a real gem in “It is noise our community,” that disturbs,” said Mayor she said. “We Greg Moore are not asking in front of a for the moon… packed counWe are only cil chambers. asking for the “Cities around volume of the the world celbells to be ree b rat e t h e i r duced so we WASHINGTON churches. They can have facecelebrate the ringing of to-face conversations in the bells… I fully support our homes.” the current bylaw that A heated exchange exempts the church from took place outside counthis.” cil chambers between The bell battle has church parishioners and been an ongoing issue in neighbours, an argument Assumption’s neighbour- that was later broadcast hood for several years on Global TV news. but last July, the city said McHaffie told reportit may have to intervene ers that Monday night’s if a compromise could vote would not be the not be found. end her efforts to reduce Since then, the church the bell volume. said, it has muffled the Coun. Dean bell volume to the 69- to Washington, who co70-decibel range and chairs the committee

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Seniors housing gets support Neighbours upset about attention over opposition By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

Neighbours of a Coquitlam duplex slated to be converted into an affordable seniors’ housing complex say they support the project now that they know what it’s all about. At a two-hour public hearing Monday, council listened as supporters and opponents spoke about the pros and the cons of the development planned for 352 Marmont St. The Bulgarian Home Society wants to turn an existing duplex into seven self-contained, one-bedroom suites for people aged 65 and over, and their caregivers or spouses. Neighbours said when the application first came forward this spring, they had little or inaccurate information from the society and city staff. And because the previous duplex tenants had caused problems in the area, they rejected a redevelopment for new renters. As a result, their written comments to city hall in May were taken out of context when their

forms came before city council six months later. Last month, some council members took offence that neighbours would overwhelmingly petition against a housing project for seniors. The story garnered local, provincial and national media attention. “I feel upset and angry about the comments,” Katherine Wong told council, waving a newspaper in her hand. “They make us look like we are a mean neighbourhood.” In past years, Wong said, Coquitlam RCMP regularly visited the duplex, which has two illegal suites and is now owned by the Bulgarian Home Society. “For 10 years, we haven’t had a peaceful environment and it’s all because of that house,” Wong said at the public hearing. Coun. Terry O’Neill said some of council’s reactions — and the coverage that reported from them — were “an unfortunate occurrence.” Wong and neighbour William Lee told council their fears have been alleviated for the most part, and they’re willing to see the BC Housingfunded project move forward. The project is being championed by Share a n d t h e Tr i - C i t i e s Homelessness and

Housing Task Group, whose members Sandy Burpee, Chris Wilson and Marilyn Craig told council the housing complex is needed for low-income seniors who struggle to make ends meet. Burpee cited other social community projects such as the cold/wet weather mat program at churches for the homeless and the YWCA’s building for single mothers and their children that have also drawn neighbourhood criticism; however, since they started, there haven’t been any problems reported by police or other authorities, he said. “I’m confident that once the senior tenants move in... that they will quickly become part of the neighbourhood,” Burpee said. Meanwhile, Coun. Mae Reid told city staff she isn’t happy the seniors’ complex bid came forward as an OCP and rezoning change versus a Housing Choices application. Housing Choices was a policy council adopted last year in a move to densify larger lots in southwest Coquitlam and Burquitlam, and has tight controls for land use. Reid said allowing the duplex to be converted and not torn down for redevelopment — as re-

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Port Coquitlam homeowners can expect to pay more when their utility bill arrives next year — and it does not appear the rate increases will be slowing down anytime soon. The owner of a single-family home will see a $24 jump in 2013 water rates to $417 while rates for townhouses will increase by $22 to $391 and apartments will see an increase of $20 to $371. Sewer rates will rise by $10 for single-family homes to $306; $9 for townhouses to $287; and $9 for apartments to $271. While PoCo council approved the rate increase during Monday night’s meeting, the IN QUOTES city has little control over the costs. Most of the additional funding is required to pay for an ambitious capital program set out by Metro Vancouver, which estimates it will need $2.2 billion over the next 10 years. The planned projPoCo staff report ects include the Seymour/Capilano filtration plant, Coquitlam’s UV disinfection facility and the Port Mann main No. 2 Fraser River crossing construction, among other initiatives. “These significant water infrastructure projects have a dramatic effect in 2015 and future years,” said a Port Coquitlam city staff report. “In order to mitigate this financial burden, a stabilizing reserve has been continued in 2013. The effect of the reserve is to manage fluctuations in rates to our residents.” The report added that Metro’s utility service costs will increase in the next five years by a total of 42.1%.

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The Port Coquitlam and Port Moody centennial planning committees got an early Christmas gift in the form of hefty cheques from the federal government. Th e Po C o S p i r i t Committee will receive $101,600 and PoMo’s centennial committee will get $103,800; another $96,750 is going to the PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society to expand the heritage centre. “We’re very thrilled that we received recognition for our 100th birthday celebrations,” said Renee Chadwick, chair of PoCo’s Spirit Committee. “We have a number of events and initiatives that are going

through this federal grant.” Much of the money will pay for entertainers booked for events taking place throughout the year, Chadwick said, starting with the 100th birthday launch on Jan. 4, and towards a unique legacy project. Next year the city will be commissioning an artist to carve an old silver maple tree that had to be taken down a couple of years ago due to stability issues. Chadwick said once the tree was down, it was clear that it had been from PoCo’s early days and was likely at least 100 years old. “We kept it in storage because we knew at some point it would be used for a public art piece,” Chadwick said. “It’s going to become a living legacy for generations to come.” Port Moody’s centennial committee also expressed gratitude for the

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The last of the early works contracts for the Evergreen Line has been awarded to Langley-based Pedre Contractors Ltd. to install underground power lines in Coquitlam. It’s the second early works contract for Pedre, which installed power lines in Port Moody and Coquitlam in August. The latest contract is valued at $683,000. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mary Polak said in a press release work on the Evergreen Line was making steady progress, with a commitment to have the 11-km line operational by summer 2016. Early works projects, such as widening of North Road, relocating transmission lines and relocating the railway tracks in Port Moody, started early this year and are now 75% complete. The northern section of North Road is complete and the remainder will be finished in January. Underground power lines and hydro poles are being installed along the Evergreen Line route to prepare for major construction and operation of the line; that work will be finished by next June. As well, 400 m of railway tracks on Columbia Street in Port Moody must be shifted north to accommodate the ground-level portion of the guideway, work that will be done early next year. Also slated to be wrapped up early next year is work on 28 buildings in Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam that are being demolished, moved or renovated to accommodate the guideway and stations. spayne@tricitynews.com

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Anmore council will get more detailed information before deciding whether to gut the village hall or tear it down and build a new one. Last week, village staff were moved to a small, temporary trailer on site when the smells — and sounds — of rodents became unbearable. The hall has been plagued by rodents for years but in the past few months, staff say, the smell of feces, urine and of dead rodents has reached levels that pose health and safety concerns. Restoration contractors have found the upper floor is infested with squirrels and mice, and part of the ceiling has collapsed due to the weight of their droppings. In the basement, flooding has resulted in mould. Council met in a special meeting on Tuesday to decide on long-term solutions but Mayor Heather Anderson said it is going to wait for more information. “We asked staff to get

A civil suit against the village of Anmore over the construction of a $600,000 daycare has been discontinued. Richmond construction company AvionMultiplex Construction filed the suit in early 2011, claiming damages and legal costs because it said Anmore breached its initial request for proposals (RFP) when it allegedly dismissed without warning Avion’s winning bid for the 45child daycare and engaged a competitor’s bid. Avion’s suit claimed emails sent between Anmore and competing bidder Britco Structures of Langley show the village was dealing with Britco in September 2010, after Avion says it had already been awarded the bid. A notice of discontinuance was filed in B.C. Supreme Court in February but no reasons were given. The daycare has since been incorporated into plans for the new middle school in Anmore and the $500,000 grant the village received in 2008 from the Ministry of Children and Families has been transferred to the school board for construction of the daycare. more information on doing an assessment of the village hall to see if it’s possible to do an extensive renovation... basically gutting it and then rebuilding, and also to look at the financial situation to see what funds are available either for an extensive renovation or a new village hall.”

Last week, council approved a budget of just over $117,000 to rent a large trailer to accommodate staff for about two years; it’s expected to arrive in late January. Anderson said council will likely be deciding on the hall’s fate early in the new year. spayne@tricitynews.com

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Clean LNG can be done but will it be done right? BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA ast Friday, as the federal government was giving the green light to a Malaysian investment of billions more into northern B.C.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) megaproject, Coastal First Nations chiefs held their quarterly board meeting inVancouver. These are now the most powerful aboriginal leaders in North America, bankrolled by U.S. environmental groups and their wealthy charity foundation backers as guardians of the Great Bear Rainforest. A major topic was the Haisla Nation, the Kitimat partner that abruptly quit its voluntary association with the Haida, Gitga’at and other communities over its plans to develop LNG exports. This discord comes at a bad time. Premier Christy Clark has bet heavily on LNG, not just for her government’s future but the industrial

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and other renewable supplies. BC That’s true but Sterritt points Hydro has 600 megawatts availout a critical difference: If LNG producers are allowed to use able from its dams, which would You can comment on single-purpose mechanical require new transmission capacany story you read at drives, no renewable energy can ity up to Kitimat to help run the www.tricitynews.com ever be added. And as more LNG first two LNG plants proposed in producers rush into B.C., reserves partnership with the Haisla. that would have lasted 75 to 100 Then the play got bigger. years could be depleted in 30. The B.C. government transferred Crown And when the gas is gone? land on Douglas Channel to the Haisla for an “These big, hulking plants that are going to LNG project planned by Shell, PetroChina and be in Kitimat are just going to be sitting there, Korea Gas. And Sterritt said he started getting rotting,”Sterritt said.“It happens all over the signals fromVictoria that the industry doesn’t world.” want to buy power from outside producers to B.C.’s clean energy plan envisions extending drive LNG cooling and compression. Instead, the BC Hydro grid, developing run-of-river and it wanted to power it directly with gas, using wind farms such as the big offshore proposal equipment called“mechanical drives”rather off Haida Gwaii, and ultimately a future beyond than electrical drives. oil and gas. In a letter to Haisla members explaining why Now, in their rush to develop LNG, Clark and he quit the Coastal First Nations, Ross said he Energy Minister Rich Coleman seem poised to was insulted by Sterritt’s comments that the abandon that strategy. Haisla were choosing“the dirtiest way possible” Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columto ship LNG. Ross noted that emissions would nist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. be about the same if gas is burned in the LNG tfletcher@blackpress.ca plant or in a power plant nearby.

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Electric fence is damaged, so bears are at risk The Editor, There has been considerable damage to the electric fence protecting the blueberry fields at 4400 Oliver Rd. in Coquitlam. While I am not a fan of the electric fence around the farm or the positioning of it relative to the roadway and pathway to the dike, I recognize the effort on the part of the farmer to not only protect his crop but to minimize the need for him to protect it from bears by shooting them as the bears can cause significant damage to the bushes as well as eating the berries. The vandalism that has occurred to the fence is not going to help anyone — especially the bears. I can imagine the repairs needed to restore the integrity of the fence are not cheap and not something the farmer would be willing to undertake on an ongoing basis. Economically, the kill option is cheaper in the long run.  The way I see it, the fence needs to be fully functional and operational by the end of March at the very latest so that we don’t get a repeat of 2012 — i.e., bears trapped in the fields behind the fence. I simply cannot imagine the Conservation Officer Service is going to make a habit of a yearly trip to tranquillize and remove bears from inside the fence back into the park area. The funding simply does not exist for that. Although the fence is somewhat of an eyesore in the area, it is better than the alternative. Philip Warburton, Port Coquitlam

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We should be accepting of all – and say, ‘Merry Christmas’ The Editor, there still and that I am writing country would because I have no longer be an heard from the Islamic country, Christian parents I would feel the at my children’s loss of my festival, school and other too. p a r e n t s f r o m AhsAnullAh A s f o r other schools that Muslims, they their schools only allow believe in Jesus anyway, “Happy Holidays” as the so what harm is there to term for the Christmas celebrate in Jesus’ name holidays. Those parents when they do celebrate feel the loss of their spe- in Muhammad’s name. cific holiday festivities. The Qur’an has specified I understand their to make no distinction predicament and I also among the messengers understand the need to and that includes Jesus assign such a term due to and Moses, too. In light the cultural and religious of this, Muslims should diversity in our commu- celebrate Jewish holinity. days, too, like Hanukkah. But let’s be straight: I drove by a place yesDec. 25 has been in terday and saw all the place due to the belief of beautiful lights — it filled a religion that Jesus was me with joy. born that day and, hence, Living for 18 years the celebration. I am a now in Canada, it is my Muslim, born and raised country and I do not find in Pakistan, where Eid is anything wrong to refer celebrated as the nation’s to this festival by its true major festival. Even those identity. So I say: “Merry who are not Muslim Christmas, to all of you.” celebrate because they Humera Ahsanullah, enjoy it. If I were living Coquitlam

Little Xmas tree gets unnecessary trimming The Editor, I have the lovely opportunity of living adjacent to the Traboulay PoCo Trail. Although I live in the city, I can enjoy nature at my back door — how lucky can one be? Next to the trail and less than 20 feet from my fence, there is a small tree. Last year, some lovely person decorated the tree with festive baubles. This put a smile on my face and, I’m guessing, on the faces of everyone who passed by. This morning, I looked out to see a woman, clippers and bag in hand, helping herself to branches from the same little tree. I called out to her and said she was damaging the tree, at which point she stopped. Had I said nothing, I wonder how much more damage would have happened. The attitude of entitlement boggles my mind. I hope she enjoys her ill-gotten branches and that she feels guilty every time she looks at them. How sad that the little tree will never look the same. The park belongs to everyone and should be cherished, not scarred by thoughtless acts. E. Lye, Port Coquitlam

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Weather a factor in plane crash that killed PM man Heat may have restricted plane’s ability to climb By Roger Knox Black Press

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The coroner’s report has been released into a plane crash that claimed the lives of two men at Marshall Field in July. The Piper was manufactured in 1958 and was considered a low-performing aircraft. It was certified as mechanically sound in April and had been maintained in accordance with Canadian Aviation regulations. Langley held a valid private pilot’s licence for single and multi-engine aircraft, and had flown the plan for 50 hours. Engine failure did not appear to be a factor in the accident.

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• If you’re getting a live tree, check for freshness by tapping it on the ground. Dropping needles indicate a dry, highly flammable tree, so look for a fresher tree instead. Needles should be hard to pull from branches and shouldn’t break when bent between your fingers. • Place your live tree away from fireplaces, woodburning stoves and radiators. Also, indoor heat dries out fresh trees, so be sure to replenish the tree-stand with water every day. • If buying an artificial tree, make sure it has a label indicating that it is fire resistant. Although this does not mean the tree won’t catch fire, the tree will resist burning and should extinguish quickly.

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ast week’s wet, dreary weather couldn’t dampen the mood outside Eagle Ridge United Church. With the scent of pine trees in the air, volunteers at Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lot, located at the Coquitlam church, can’t help but smile. With the holidays just around the corner, nothing gets people more in the Christmas spirit than an eight-foot spruce. “This is the first year we’ve been in town where we’ve had the chance to decorate the house,”says Ross Harvey, who with his two-yearold son Jackson look for the perfect tree for their living room. “We wanted to go all out and get the biggest tree.” But just as important to Harvey, he wanted to help out with a what he described as a great charity. Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots use 100% of the profits of the sales of their trees and wreaths to fund programs that help prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and young mothers from losing custody of their children. They have been in operation in the Lower Mainland since 1995. In 2004, they expanded to Burnaby and last year opened on weekends in Coquitlam. But because of the community response, the lot at the Eagle Ridge United Church on Glen Drive will be open seven days a week until Dec. 23. “We’ve had an amazing response from the community and the volunteers,” says Angelina Oates, co-ordinator of the Christmas tree fundraiser as well as thrift store supervisor and training programs coordinator at Aunt Leah’s. As a non-profit organization that provides housing, training, and essential life skills for children in foster car and teen mothers, Aunt Leah’s relies on the kindness of others. This

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Above: Ross Harvey and his two-year-old son Jackson get in the spirit of things as they stop by Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree lot in front of the Eagle Ridge United Church in Coquitlam. Below right: Volunteer Joy Walcott-Francis measures a tree at the lot, where 100% of profits go to fund programs that help prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and young mothers from losing custody of their children.

• Use CSAapproved lights, using only indoor lights inside your home and only outdoor lights outside. • New or old, check light strings for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections — and throw out damaged sets. Make sure you do this inspection before putting lights up. It is much easier and safer to replace bulbs or entire strands of lights on the ground than on the roof. • Turn off all lights when you go to bed or leave home as they could short out and start a fire. • Don’t overload electrical sockets, and never string more than three sets of lights per single extension cord.

CANDLES year, Oates estimates more than 300 people will donate their time to make the Christmas tree fundraiser a success in Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver. As much as they appreciate the generosity

of their customers, who Oates says often leave a little more in the till than what the price tag calls for, it’s also about great customer service. “You can go to a bigbox store but you won’t get the kind of service

that we provide,” says Oates. She said all volunteers are educated on how to help customers take care of their tree once they get it home as well as helping out with everything from bagging the

tree to loading it on your car. Aunt Leah’s also has an online service where customers can order their tree and a stand and have it delivered. O at e s s ay s Au n t Leah’s was fortunate to have the site donated by

Eagle Ridge United as well as receiving a large cash donation by Coast Capital. • For more information on Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lot, visit www.auntleahs.org. newsroom@tricitynews.com

• Keep candles away from drapes, trees or any other potentially flammable objects. Make sure they are placed on a steady surface. • Never leave burning candles unattended, and always keep out of reach of children.


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hristmas is coming and kids of all ages are getting excited about the decorations, the carols, the guy in the red suit… oh yeah, and the presents. Help your kids get in the mood for Christmas with a variety of holiday tales; excellent stories about the season abound and your library has the perfect book for any age and taste. The youngest babies and toddlers may not be quite sure what all the seasonal fuss is about. New decorations and routines are fun but these littlest ones may not get the point of it all. Help them figure it out with simple tales like Karen Katz’s Where is Baby’s Christmas Present?, with lots of flaps to uncover; or sing along with Sandra Boynton’s new Christmas Parade. Lucy Cousins’ beloved Maisy makes a holiday appearance in Maisy’s Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas, Maisy; these brightly illustrated board books provide plenty of opportunities for parents to point out seasonal activities and objects, and explain what they mean for your family. Pre-schoolers will have a clearer understanding of holiday traditions and may be ready for more complex themes involving the spirit of the season. Runaway favourite Pete the Cat is back for some holiday fun in Pete the Cat Saves Christmas. As with others in this series, the title features a catchy audio refrain available for free download online.

If your kids are dreaming of a white Christmas, pick up a copy of Snowmen at Christmas by Mark Buehner and find out what those sneaky snowmen get up to when Santa comes. Those who prefer a prehistoric take will beg for more readings of How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by JaneYolen. Children will love tsk-tsking at the naughty behaviour of the disobedient dinosaurs, and will nod in approval when they mend their ways just in time for Christmas Eve. (There’s also How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?.) When you’re ready for a rest, snuggle up with The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood. This gentle tale shows quiet scenes that invite peaceful study and contemplation. Lauren Thompson has written another hushed tale in The Christmas Magic, in which gorgeously atmospheric watercolour illustrations tell a tale of a quiet and gentle Santa Claus who waits all year in his snowy northern home for the special time when the magic comes. Elementary schoolaged kids are ready for some of the very best holiday books.

Melanie Watt’s hilarious Scaredy Squirrel has a plan for surviving the Christmas season and kids in kindergarten through grade 3 will love to watch how his neurotic plan works out. Pick up Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies, and pair it with the equally funny A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel. For a particularly jolly holiday, join tiny decorating diva Fancy Nancy in Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas. Nancy finds out that even when things don’t go her way, the season is still full of magic. And of course, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg will keep older kids spellbound with its photorealistic illustrations and compelling tale of belief. Great holiday books don’t even have to mention Christmas to be a good choice. Rabbit’s Gift is a gentle Chinese fable, retold by author George Shannon, about a generous hare who anonymously gives away his surplus food to a friend in need. The good deed comes full circle and the friends enjoy a snowy holiday meal together.

Ezra Jack Keats’ beautiful 1962 classic The Snowy Day shows the joy of a little city boy as he explores the first snowfall of the season. For those looking for a religious perspective on the Christmas season, try the charming Mortimer’s Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson for the younger set, or the classic King James text and iconic silhouettes of Jan Pienkowski’s The First Christmas for the older ones. And of course, no holiday would be complete without a family reading of The Night Before Christmas. For a new spin on this classic poem, try Rachel Isadora’s colourful and unique version. Set in Africa, this traditional tale features the bright colours and cheerful African style that characterizes the rest of the author’s popular titles. All these holiday books and more are waiting for you at your local public library. We wish you and your family all the best of the season. A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Maryn Ashdown is head youth services librarian at Port Moody Public Library.

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Registration for Christmas food hampers for Tri-Cities residents is being handled differently this year. Current food bank clients do not need to register for a Christmas food hamper; only those who have never been to a Share food bank or who have not attended for more than six months will need to register. Christmas food hampers will be available for pick-up on regular food bank days at the client’s regular food bank loca-

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• 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. Sponsored by Tri-City Christian Women’s Club and Stonecroft Ministries.

• Parents, grandparents, and caregivers who want to connect with others who are raising children, gain and offer support and understanding, gain information about parenting and other concerns, and have their children cared for while doing so, free of charge, can join a parent support circle. Parent Support Services of BC runs a Thursday evening circle 6-8 p.m. in Coquitlam. The support circle is an anonymous, confidential self-help group for parents with children 12 years old and under. Info: 604-669-1616 or www. parentsupportbc.ca.

PARENTS, KIDS • Family resource centre at Minnekhada middle school, PoCo, offers multisensory and math tutoring for students age 5 and older; mentoring programs for girls and boys are also available for older children/ young teens. Registration is ongoing and programs run throughout the school year. Info: www.ldafn.com or frcdistrict43@gmail.com. • Breastfeeding or pregnant and wanting to learn more? Looking for information or help? La Leche League Coquitlam groups offer informal, guided discussions and a chance to connect with other nursing mothers. New meeting location: Share Family and Community Services, 2615 Clarke St., PoMo. Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Women interested in breastfeeding and their children are invited to free monthly LLL meetings. Info: 604-520-4623 or www.lllc.ca.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5 • Joyous Epiphany at Trinity United/St. Catherine’s Anglican churches, 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo; a pageant of song and dance to celebrate the visit of the wise men to the son of Mary and Joseph. Service starts at 7 p.m.

• Baker’s Corner Preschool is a parent-participation pre-school that offers play-based classes for three- and four-year-olds and is located in Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com. • Share Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop–in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play–based program for children up to five years old and their parents/ caregivers. Info: Azar, 604–936-3900. • Parent and Tot Drop-in: open to parents with children from birth to 5 years old; offers safe and nurturing environment; children learn songs, stories and eat healthy snacks together; parents are full participants; free; open 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mountain View elementary school,

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Coquitlam, and 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Seaview elementary school, PoMo. Info: Arshia, 604-937-6971. • Tri-City Family Place, a drop in centre for children up to five with their caregivers, is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (September to June), 2062 Manning Ave., PoCo. Info: 604-942-4672. • Share Family and Community Services parent support circle runs Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Mountain View elementary school, 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. Open to all parents, grandparents and/or caregivers. Participation is free and childminding and snacks are available. Info: 604937-6970. • Parents and tots gather to play and learn in a Jewish-themed environment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. Info: 604-5527221 or info@burquest. org. • Step By Step Child Development Society Family Resource Rooms open for drop-in at the following locations: Old Orchard Hall in Ioco Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m., Harbour View elementary school Monday and Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. and at the Blue Mountain Park Scouts’ Hall on Wed from 10-11:30. Call 604-9311977 for more information or visit the website at www. step-by-step.ca

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Ioco United Heritage Church Sunday Worship & Church’s Play Production House Meet Every Sunday at 9:45 am

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Christmas Eve Service Monday, December 24th 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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King of Life Lutheran Church Dec. 13, Christmas & Candlelight 7:30 pm

Dec. 20, Longest Night 7:30 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm & 10 pm Christmas Day Worship 10:30 am

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Trinity United Church Afternoon Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 16th - 1:30 pm

Presented by the Trinity Choir With Guest Artists, Matthew Ma (piano/organ), Wendy Donagby (soprano) & Sonia Alexis (mezzo soprano). Admission by Donation.

Longest Night Service

Friday, December 21st - 7:00 pm

For anyone who has a difficult time during this Season. 2211 Prairie Ave. (at Shaughnessy) Port Coquitlam 604-942-0022 • www.ucpoco.ca

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Tuesday, December 25th

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Father Ronald Thompson, Pastor Father Justin Huang, Assitant Pastor 3141 Shaughnessy St. (One block north Port Coquitlam of Lougheed) 604-942-7808

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey A family musicale based on the book by Susan Wojciechowski

December 15 @ 6:30pm & December 16 @ 10:15am Admission by donation

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St. Catherine’s Anglican Church Messy Church Sat., Dec. 15th, 3:30 – 6:00 pm Christmas Pageant 4:45 pm Worship in a new & creative way. All children & their families welcome. Prairie Avenue & Shaughnessy St. Port Coquitlam 604-942-9812 www.stcatherineschurch.ca

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Kaitlin Williams plays Lucy Pevensie while Mack Gordon is her husband, Peter, in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, which runs at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre from Dec. 18 to 22. For tickets to the family show, call the Evergreen box office (1205 Pinetree Way) at 604-927-6555 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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slan is on the move and he’s heading to Coquitlam. One of the most beloved children’s tales of all times, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, is set to take to the stage from Dec. 18 to 22 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. Based on the fabled second book in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, the production is being presented by the Pacific Theatre group based in Vancouver. This version of Lewis’ classic tale will feature two actors retelling the story of their adventures in Narnia. Kaitlin Williams, whose credits with Pacific Theatre include Doubt and The Verona Project, will star as Lucy Pevensie opposite “her best friend and husband” Mack Gordon, who will play Peter. “It’s a pretty full-circle, dreams-do-come-true moment,” said Williams, who first saw The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe performed by the Pacific Theatre when she was 12 years old. The two characters, now grown up, come back to the room where it all began and set off to retell their adventures. For director Kerri Norris, the chance to put her own stamp on one her favourite childhood books was too good to be true. She said she’s fascinated with the idea of a wardrobe being a portal to a world that treads delicately between a dream and reality. Growing up in the bone-chilling province of Saskatchewan helped her to relate to the battles of the four Pevensie children and White Witch. She said with themes of dark and light, redemption and be-

trayal, and a world trapped in a blanket of winter always drew her in. “It was a story of my childhood,” Norris noted,“and, as with other childhood things, it was set on my shelf,

a memory I could revisit when nostalgic.” It was exactly those notions that led artistic director Ron Reed to cast the play using just two actors. He said the book was not only one of his favourites as a child, it’s a story that he keeps coming back to as an adult. “It’s an extraordinary work of imagination, whose roots go very deep,”said Reed. He said the idea of a small cast engages the imagination of the audience. The artistic director said instead of giving the audience his version of the characters or Narnia they give them the opportunity to experience their Narnia, which will be superimposed on the story played out by Williams and Gordon. Reed also suggests the story is already so ingrained in the memories of so many readers that trying to recreate the settings are only bound to somewhat disappoint. “Engaging their own imaginations makes an experience like this so very potent. Perhaps it’s the essence of live theatre.” Norris said the timeless nature of the story makes it classic tale at Christmas and noted it’s a book she has joyfully wanted to shared with her own daughters. “There is something about seeing that world again through the eyes of a child,” she said. “‘Magic’ is always the word that comes to mind. And ‘wonder,’ And ‘acceptance.’” She said her children were equally thrilled to learn she was directing the play for Pacific Theatre, noting that they rediscovered the magic inside the story, adding to her enthusiasm. “There is magic to be found anywhere one chooses to find it.” Showtimes are at 7 p.m. For information on tickets, call the Evergreen box office at 604-927-6555 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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A developer wants Coquitlam high school students to get a chance to decorate its tall building. C r e s s e y Development Group is offering $5,000 in scholarships to winners and finalists in its Cressey Arts Grant. Students must be in Grade 11 or 12 and attending a Coquitlam high school. To apply, students are asked to create and submit one original piece of art that depicts their vision of the “Future of Coquitlam” — plus a 500-word essay explaining their creation. Five finalists will be selected and the winner’s artwork installed in MThree, located at 1188 Pinetree Way. The winner will also be awarded a $3,000 grant to be used towards his/ her post-secondary education; the remaining four finalists will each receive a $500 grant. “Cressey is working with the city of Coquitlam, building new developments to house and grow the future of Coquitlam. To c e l e b r a t e the next phase of our successful Metropolitan Residence MThree, we thought it fitting to reinvest in the youth and offer them the chance to put across their ideas as to how the future of Coquitlam appears to them,” said Hani Lammam, vice-president of Cressey in a recent news release. The contest ends Feb. 15, 2013. Visit www.cressey.com/ grant to apply or to learn more.

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Dancing with a baby bump Two Tri-City natives release a new video and a book geared for women A Coquitlam-raised dancer now based in Los Angeles has unveiled an instructional dance video for moms-to-be. Menina Fortunato’s Prenatal LoVE moRRISoN Dance is now out on Amazon and has gained attention with People magazine, Huffington Post Canada and The Bump. For more information, visit www.prenataldancewithmenina.com. Meanwhile, a Port Coquitlam native has a new novel out. Friends, Six Women, Six Cultures, One Humanity is Janet Love Morrison’s fourth book and explores such topics as love, success, courage and metal-health issues. The author, editor and public speaker will be at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library in May to talk about her new work.

ALL THAT JAZZ

A Coquitlam high school will host a Christmas Jazz Cabaret night with food served up by students in the culinary arts program. Centennial secondary will hold the event in the school courtyard on Dec. 20 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per plate or $200 for a table of eight. For tickets, call the music department at 604-936-7205 or email cabaker@sd43.bc.ca or mgrier@sd43.bc.ca.

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Early-bird tickets for an annual jazz dance/dinner at a Coquitlam high school are on sale until Dec. 21. Gleneagle secondary (1195 Lansdowne Dr.) is selling the tickets for its February feast — with proceeds benefitting the music department — through 604-4645793.

ALL ABoARd!

Catch the singing Christmas duo Tom and Emily as well as the Metro Vancouver Firefighters’ Band before the CP Rail Holiday Train rolls into Port Moody next Tuesday. The Dec. 18 festivities kick off at 8 p.m. behind the PoMo recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) with nonperishable food donated to the Share food bank. The train is due to arrive at 9:05 p.m. and will be followed by performances on board by the country band Doc Walker as well as Miss Emily and Brothers Dube. Visit www.cpr.ca.

BeHInd THe SCeneS

A Coquitlam-based amateur theatre group has a new board of directors. At its October annual general meeting, Stage 43 Theatrical Society elected Claire Pinkett as president and Pat Prigge as vice-president. Joy-Ann Lee will take over the secretary/treasurer role while the directors-at-large are Richard Paré, Maureen Robinson and Karen Berrouard. Retiring from the board are: Cindy Peterson Good, Dave Fidler, Cathie Young, Gaye LePage, Sharon Kilback and Sal Notarrigo. Meanwhile, the company will host Murder on the Rerun at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre from Jan. 17 to 20 and 23 to 26. As well, the public can take part in a Restoration Comedy workshop with Dean Paul Gibson on Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To register, email lark2rising@ gmail.com. The cost is $50 for Stage 43 and Theatre BC members, and $70 for non-members. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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RCYB CLASSIC

Isabella Lyons (left) of Anmore plays Clara in the Royal City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. The performance, which runs this weekend at the Surrey Arts Centre and Dec. 23 at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver, also features Tri-City dancers Georgia Lyons (party girl); Taylor Gevatkoff (party girl and angel); Edana Nagy (party baby); Emma Juhala (party girl); and Frances Healy (soldier). The New Westminster-based group has showcased the seasonal classic for 24 years, the longest run for any company in Canada. For more information, visit www. royalcityyouthballet.org.

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Tri-City actors Erin Coon and James Knowlden play Robinson Crusoe and Witchdoctor Hugh in the Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates, which runs Dec. 20 to Jan. 6 at the Surrey Arts Centre. Other TriCity actors lined up to perform in the annual holiday pantomime are Bob Wilson (2nd mate Bruce) and Glynnis Knowlden (Queen Aquabella). For tickets, call the box office at 604-5015566.

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Theatrix Youtheatre Society Presents

Three new visual arts classes for adults have been added to the winter roster at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts, which is marking its 40th anniversary this year. Susan Cowan will be instructing a drawing session on Thursday nights for students aged 18 and over who want to learn about still life to the human figure. Proportion, shading and composition will be covered using charcoal and pencil. Stan Hunc, a teacher at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, will offer Drawing 102 — an intermediate-level drawing class on Wednesday nights that was added on demand by his Drawing 101 students. Hunc will also instruct Painting 101 on Friday nights and Pen & Ink Drawing classes on Monday nights. And multimedia artist Joy Kirkwood will run Art Journaling on Tuesday nights, covering such basics as sketching and watercolour painting. Meanwhile, the Maillardville facility also has a number of drawing and painting courses for kids and teens this winter including: • Preschool Drawing & Painting (with Olga Pirogova) for three- to five-year-olds; • Drawing & Painting (with Olga Pirogova and Stan Hunc) for five- to 17-year-olds; • and Watercolours & Acrylics (with Olga Pirogova) for eight- to 12-year-olds. Youth can also sign

8th ANNUAL HELP THE HOMELESS (And make room in your closet)

Donations of new or used socks, gloves, toques, coats and blankets to be given to the homeless is again a special project of Archbishop Carney Secondary School’s Global Stewardship 12 Class. The donations will be delivered by the students to the needy in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, during the next two months. For information: e-mail seppelt@acrss.org or phone 604-942-7465 between 8am - 4pm. Items can be dropped off at the school at 1335 Dominion St., Port Coquitlam.

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Express slide on PG road trip Team drops pair of important games to divisional opponent Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

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North Coquitlam United soccer club took on Port Moody during an under-21 soccer game Saturday afternoon at Town Centre Stadium.

The Coquitlam Express needed a pair of wins on their weekend road trip to pull within a point of second place in the Mainland Division. Unfortunately, the Prince George Spruce Kings had other ideas. The Express lost 6-4 on Saturday night at the Prince George Coliseum and were trounced 4-1 the next night in the same building in B.C. Hockey League junior ‘A’ action. The losses put a five-point gap between Coquitlam and the thirdplace Spruce Kings and second place Surrey Eagles, as the club looks to get back to its winning ways this week. Coquitlam drew first blood on Saturday in a high scoring first period with a goal from Marc Biega, who was setup by newcomer Travis Stephens three minutes into the game. But Prince George quickly responded with a goal of its own before the Express were able to net a marker on the power play a few minutes later. Coquitlam’s momentum was once again sapped when the team allowed a shorthanded goal that evened the score at 2-2. The team’s exchanged goals once again with Prince George scoring on the power play as the period ended.

Panthers take on sockeyes The Port Moody Black Panthers will take on the Richmond Sockeyes Thursday night on the road. The Cats, who have resided in the Pacific Junior Hockey League basement for most of the season, will go up against the second-place Richmond club that is coming off a 6-1 win over North Vancouver. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Arena. The Cats will be back in town on S at u rd ay wh e n they take on t h e A l d e r grove Kodiaks at 7:45 p.m. at the Port Moody Recreation Complex. In the middle frame, the Spruce Kings broke the log name with two goals from Shayne Morrissey that allowed the club to take a commanding lead. Coquitlam brought it within one in the third period after Philip Zielonka slipped the puck past Prince George goalie Kirk Thompson before Spruce King forward Chad Staley made it 6-4 at the end of the game. see POwEll RIvER, page 27

Tri-City seniors take home gold Coast Caps defeat Utah in finals at the huntsman senior Games Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

A handful of athletes from the Tri-Cities brought home a gold

medal in the slow-pitch softball event at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah last month. The Coast Caps played seven games on their way to the championship match before taking on Utah in a best of three final series. There, the team won the first game 14-8 be-

fore dropping the second match 23-9. But the club rallied in Game 3 to defeat Utal 24-7 and take home the championship banner. More than 20 clubs participated in the tournament in the over 74 age decision and the Coast Caps were the only team from British Columbia.

The team, which consisted of local players Bill Carter, Vic Foisy, Len Damberger, George Jablonsky, Ross McIntosh and John Purvis, played in the over 74 category. Their oldest player is 79 and all are members of the Glen Pine and Dogwood seniors centres. sports@tricitynews.com

Six Tri-City seniors took home gold after winning the over 74 slow-pitch softball tournament at the Huntsman World Senior Games in Utah last month. SubMitteD photo


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Fox fares well at wrestling tourney T h e Te r r y Fo x Ravens had 22 wins and 19 losses at the Coquitlam Wrestilng League mini-meet last Thursday. Grade 11 wrestler Stafford Wilson was u n d e f e at e d a l o n g with seniors Nathan Dalton and Brett Boyce. Grade 10 wrestler Harry Carter also went 3-0, while Brycen Mayoh went 2-0 and Pedro Vasquez had one win. Grade 9 student Cynthia Dunn led the girls’ team with two wins and no defeats, while Grade 12 student Stephanie Del Rosario chipped in with a glowing performance, securing her first win in two seasons on route to a 2-1 record. B ro o k Wh e e l e r, Jordan Seny and Soma Marton each had one win. In total, the girls’ team went 5-5 while the boy were 17-14 for an overall record of 22-19. This week, Terry Fox will host the Raven International Tournament in the big

gym on Dec. 13.

TNT FIZZLES

The Coquitlam TNT had numerous chances but could not put the ball in the net during a 3-0 loss to the CCBFC AC United in under-14 girls gold division soccer last weekend. Both Cristina Danieli and Noelle Everett had breakaways in the match and Sara Jetha had a strong game on offence but the TNT k i c ke r s f a i l e d t o convert. Defender Mikaella de los Reyes helped keep the game close on a couple of key defensive plays along with Anna Muckle.

NITRO BOOST

The Port Moody Nitro shut out the North Shore Adrenaline with a 1-0 win in under-18 division one girls’ soccer last weekend. Nitro kicker Brianne Wager scored the lone goal of the game after the team failed to convert numerous

chances in the first half of the match. Defenders Kim McFarlane and Danica Wilson helped preserve the lead in the win.

SFU SWIM

Coquitlam swimmer Dimitar Ivanov posted a top-five finish for the Simon Fraser University Clan swim club during the Husky Invitational swim meet last weekend in Washington. Dimitar posted a 1:48.34 in the men’s 200 m backstroke, good enough for four place in the finals on Sunday. He was joined by fellow Tri-City swimmers Kristine Lawson and Alex Schofield, who were part of a relay team that finished third with a time of 1:44.91. The swim team will be back in action on Jan. 12 at the Paul and Margaret Savage Pool when they host the University of Puget Sound and Alaska Fairbanks in a dual meet.

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The Coquitlam Express lost two games to the Prince George Spruce Kings during last weekend. The team is now fourth in the Mainland Division of the BCHL.

Powell River will visit Coq. continued from page 26

Coquitlam was onefor-four on the power play while Prince George was one-for-three. The Express’ struggles continued Sunday afternoon when the two clubs met for a rematch. Prince George scored the first goal before Coquitlam got on the board in the second pe-

riod. B u t three unanswered g o a l s from the Spruce K i n g s THOMPSON made it 4-1 by the time the final buzzer sounded. Prince George goalie Thompson received the

first star of the g a m e a f t e r turning a w a y 39 of 40 shots the HUGGINS Express threw at him while Coquitlam goalie Cole Huggins was pulled midway through the match.

The Express will take on the Langley Rivermen on Friday at the Langley Events Centre before returning home for a match against Powell River at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.coquitlamexpress.ca.

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

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If I can’t do it It can’t be done 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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Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work .Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

PETS

MISC SERVICES

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

604-465-1311

320

MOVING & STORAGE

Ph: 604-941-3277

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

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

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

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

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

C & C Electrical Mechanical

SNOWCLEARING 604-312-5050 SNOW REMOVAL Call Kyle

HUNGRY PAINTERS ceiling, walls, trim, power washing Int/Ext Spray, Brush & Roll 604-467-2532

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

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

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Robert J. O’Brien

Dean 604-834-3076

Meadows Landscape Supply

3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. small to LARGE ads get results in

GARDENING

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

CHEAP

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

25 yrs in roofing industry

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

ELECTRICAL

C & C Electrical Mechanical

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

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

Professional Installation

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Starting $40/hr.

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

Call Tim 604-612-5388

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GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

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604-537-4140

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician

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Home Renovations and New Construction

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Local & Long Distance

WHITE WALL DRYWALL INC. SteelStud*Boarding*Taping*Texture Free Estimates. 604-936-9601.

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AFFORDABLE MOVING

DRYWALL

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

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

Prompt Delivery Available

JMYK CONTRACTING Specializing in steel stud framing, drywall, taping, texture, t-bar, firerating, painting + general reno’s. WCB, Insured. Jay 604-722-6197

260

MOVING & STORAGE

Seven Days a Week

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

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Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

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Kristy 604.488.9161

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

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~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~

8164 2202-2296 Sorrento Dr 303-312 Sorrento Pl 8118 333-359 Decaire St (odd) 356-376 Duncan St 1566-1778 Hammond Ave 378-399 Laurtian Cres 1551-1768 Thomas Ave

CLEANING SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PETS

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

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

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

CHIHUAHUA, FEMALE, 1 year old, long hair, $500. Please call 604-794-7347 COCKAPOO-POO PUPPIES Vet checked. Non-shedding. VERY CUTE! $575. 604-541-9163 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES P.B. $1200: Born Sept. 29th. 2 Male, 1 Female. (778)863-6332


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HOBBIES & CRAFTS

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CRAFTER’S Open House. Handknit gifts are great stocking stuffers! Hat & scarf sets for young & old, infant & children’s sweaters, & more. Prices from $2.50, cash only.Don’t forget the family pet with a cozy pet sweater! Open Sat, Dec 15,22, Sunday Dec 16. 1:00 to 5:00 pm. 3142 Patullo Cres, Coquitlam Contact: Glenda, 778-990-3232

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CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES MINI’S/TOYS - M & F $1200.00 604-315-8774 WWW.WRINKLESRUS.COM LAB PUPS black, M, CKC reg. papers, 1st&2nd shots, dew claws removed,tattooed $550(604)820-7714 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

MISC. FOR SALE

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions: www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING SALE... “”THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

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

545

20 Acres FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Neaer El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com

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BEST FIREWOOD 33rd Season & 38,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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HOMES WANTED

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

FURNITURE

RENTALS

MATTRESSES starting at $99 • 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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COQUITLAM

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes 515-525 Foster Avenue

Call 604-464-7548

TOWNHOMES

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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.

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

Bright 2 bdrm apt.

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

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

✮ 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

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

Cypress Gardens Apartments

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

736

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

HOMES FOR RENT

The Scrapper

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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

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1114 & 1132 Howie St. Coq. 1 bdrm from $840 1 bdrm + den from $1,015

$500 Holiday Bonus! • Central Coquitlam • Cls.To Parks & All Amenities •Underground Parking •Balconies & Patios • Available Immediately Your best choice for apartments!

604.931.3273 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

746

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

750

SUITES, LOWER

Coquitlam Munday/Daws Hill, 2 bdrm ste incl util quiet area. Dec 15. $900mo NS/NP 604-931-1775 COQUITLAM Riverside, 3 bdrm ste priv lndry. N/S, avail now. $1200 incl utils/cble/net. 604-941-6264

Port Coquitlam, Praire/Oxford Ave. 1 BD. Cls to bus ns/np $650 inc util/basic cbl Dec 15. 604-552-0900

818

PORT MOODY; 2 Bdrm suite. Cls to Westcoast Express & all amens. $1200/mo utils incl. N/P. Avail Jan 1 (604) 949-2772 or 781-4657

1991 PONTIAC SUNBIRD aircared all round great little car, no problems, driven daily. $625 obo. 604-503-3151

751

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM, 1018 Quadling Ave. Newly reno’d 3 bdrm upper floor, 5 appls, F/P, 1375 sq.ft., $1175/mo. Avail now. No pets. 604-454-4540.

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

2 bdrm ~ Available Now No pets ~ Ref’s req’d. Exc. Location with Incentive

752

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available

604-936-4774 ~ 604-931-4648

Well Maintained Building with Onsite Caretaker, Security Camera. NS/NP.

Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

*No Pets *Avail Immediately ~also apartments available~

Call 604-942-2012

Port Moody

180 DEGREE VIEW NEW EXEC. 1250 sq.ft. 2 bdrm condo on 27th floor. Nahanni Tower with unobstructed views of Burrard Inlet. 6 S/S appls. 2 prkg / strg. rec ctr 2nd to none. $1900/mo. N/S. N/P. Refs. and credit check req’d. Avail. Dec 15.

Phone 604-944-1722

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2 Bdrm Rancher in the area of Gates Park. 2471 Welcher Ave Beautiful, private back yard. $1149/mo + utils. Pets welcome.

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

TRANSPORTATION

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

PORT COQUITLAM

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

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

WITNESS Needed: If you witnessed a hit & run accident at Lougheed Hwy & Kanaka Way on November 9, 2012 could you please call 604-314-7154. Thanks for your help.

POCO - 1 bdrm bsmt suite, inc heat & light. w/d. Own driveway. n/p. n/s. $800/mo. (604)942-4785

Coquitlam Center Co-op

Call 604-944-2963

845

PORT MOODY Half Duplex 5bdrm, 3bath, familyrms, w/d, f/p, awesome deck! NS/NP. $1800+utils. Whole duplex $3600 +utils. 604-283-9055

HALF house for rent. Opposite Esquimlat High on 828 Colvile Rd. 3 Bedrooms, large yard for pets and kids250-885-8002 or 250-885- 8090

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Includes hitch. $6,500. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

Move in Bonus - up to $500

COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 40 yrs. (604)936-5755.

838

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

Large 2 Bdrm

2 Bdrm apt. $1260

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Call 604-724-6967

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Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS.

COQUITLAM BACHELOR $685. nr.Lougheed mall/skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. quiet, n/p, gated prkg. video surveillance, incls. heat, h/w, n/p. Avail. immed. Crime-Free, Cert. 604-937-7812 www.greatapartments.ca

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers”

818

AUTO FINANCING

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

*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

sandy@terramanagement.ca Or phone 604 945 5864

810

TRANSPORTATION

PORT MOODY

M Ridge, Dec 15, Jan.1clean, bright, 3 BR rancher, gas fp, covered deck, workshop, near hosp, fr, st, w/d, NP/NS, Refs, $1400 + utils. 604 841 2122

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

Refurbished 3 bdrm apt. Available immediately Cls to transit, shops & schools $1100/mo. No subsidy.

TRANSPORTATION

PORT COQUITLAM Lower Mary Hill spac 3bdrm upper 5appl f/p N/P big yd $1245+util 604-785-3980

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

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

RENTALS

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

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2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed.

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 & 3 Bdrm Apartments

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P.Meadows - Solaris Towers BRAND NEW UNITS AVAIL *1Bd+den. *2Bd+den. *3Bdrm. CALL FOR DETAILS

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APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

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

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Family My son and I moved to Port Coquitlam in 1992. Raising my son as a single mom was difficult as we did not have very much but one thing we did have was love. This was our first Xmas in Port Coquitlam. He is now 22 so this photo is about 20 years old. We are still in Port Coquitlam and we both remember Christmas fondly. Not because of what we didn’t have but because of what we did have. Each other. Having each other to share the true meaning and spirit of Christmas is my favorite holiday memory.

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Fa la-la-la-la Tobe singing Christmas carols. I think it was ‘Bark the Herald Angels Sing”

George & his Gingerbread George went to the pet store to have his photo taken with Santa Claus - proceeds went to the local SPCA. On our way out of the store he stole this gingerbread man, slobbered all over him, forcing me to buy him his Christmas present early that year!

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My sons first Christmas I tried to get creative with my sons first christmas, so I opened up a pillow, took all the stuffing out and tried to get the best picture after many tries... this is it. Only took 3 months to get all the fluff out of my carpet!

Santa’s Elves 7 year old, Nicolas Epherre and 5 year old, Mikaela Epherre posing as Santa’s elves, after all their hard work decorating the Christmas tree. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!

What how I done now? Puss and Charlie tour around Christmas town.

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Getting to Know You Our beautiful golden retreiver Kia passed away this September. Christmas was a wondrous time for her, and this photo brings back a very cherished memory. Friendly to one and all ( even snowmen) --- she was well loved in our family and neighborhood. We miss her terribly!

Are you for real? Nothing like the annual visit to Santa to create a wonderful holiday memory. Still doing it after all these years!

The Christmas Reflection Dustin grew up in Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam. This was in the 1980’s when he was a little boy, and loved to look at the shiny ornaments on the tree. How quickly those days pass.

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When Peter and Lucy revisit The Wardrobe, it doesn’t take long for them to get caught up in their reminiscence and relive their journey through the land where it was always winter and never Christmas. The land where Peter and Lucy, joined by their siblings, were not mere children, but Sons of Adam and Eve, warriors for the great Lion Aslan, defeaters of the White Witch, and finally, kings and queens. The land no one can forget once they have experienced it.

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The fragrances of Christmas

Some smells seem to be permanently engraved in our memories. Scents synonymous with our fondest childhood memories can take us back through the years in the blink of an eye. A room filled with the scent of cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg will instantly bring to mind Grandma’s gingerbread cookies or Dad’s hot chocolate sprinkled with cinnamon. That’s probably why we rush to stock up with holiday spices and foods that will fill our homes with exotic fragrances. Just think of the oranges we used to find in the bottom of our Christmas stockings, a throwback to earlier days when citrus fruits were precious, rare treats. Indeed, sticking a few cloves into an orange will fill a room with a rich perfume, both sweet and spicy and most definitely Christmassy. To really get into the holiday spirit you can always rely on the wonders of Mother Nature. Start with the fir tree, the king of the forest. To ornament your living room with one of these fragrant beauties, choose a balsam fir — its delicious scent makes it the ideal Christmas tree. Other plants and flowers are also great Christmas traditions: • The poinsettia, also known as the Christmas star, is easily recognized by its impressive, bright red bracts; • Holly, with its

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prickly leaves and red berries, which make it the Christmas symbol par excellence; • The Jerusalem cherry or winter cherry produces a multitude of small, colourful berries in November that look appetizing but are toxic; • The Christmas cactus, which bears magnificent flowers on the tips of its branches; • The Christmas kalanchoe, whose flowers come in a range of colours and whose leaves are sometimes tinged with red; • The amaryllis, with its enormous flowers, making it an ideal gift; • Mistletoe, hung from the ceiling and under which tradition demands that two people must kiss.

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No need to toss them! Recycle old electronic toys

What if you could clear out some clutter as you get ready for the holidays? What if your children could help green the environment at the same time? Let’s face it: your kids are probably going to get some electronic toys for the holidays. Toys that will replace ones that are obsolete, broken or otherwise relegated to the back of the closet or the bottom of the toy basket. Unearth those forgotten toys that you’ll fix “some day”. Round up all those used batteries too. Now there is a way to give those old electronic toys new life. Don’t toss them, recycle them! British Columbia is the first province in Canada to offer free recycling for all kinds of electronic toys, from talking stuffies to remote control vehicles to gaming devices. • Plush textiles with electronics, including dolls and stuffies • Metal or hard plastic toys with electronics • Remote control vehicles • Ride on vehicles • Hand-held game devices • Gaming devices with PC/TV • Electronic promotional items, like those sold with meals Every electronic toy is carefully dismantled in the recycling process, and all of its components are sorted and made into a wide variety of new items. Every bit of a toy that can be recycled – from plastics to circuit boards to various metals – is turned into something new and useful. You can recycle those old batteries too. The Call2Recycle program keeps batteries out of the landfill by reclaiming precious metals and

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turning them into new batteries and stainless steel products. To find out where you can recycle electronic toys and batteries for free, please visit the Recyclopedia at www.rcbc.bc.ca or call the Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667 4321 or 604 732 9253. You can also check the Depot Finder at www. cbrsc.ca. CBRSC is the Canadian Brandowners Stewardship Corporation, which is working with the Canadian Toy Association to recycle electronic toys across BC. So, ask the kids to clean out their closets and have even happier holidays! Contact: Pamela Nel, Electronic Toy Recycling Program, pamelafortoys@gmail.com

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We, at the Tri-City News, are very excited to have partnered with a class act organization like Crossroads Hospice Society to raise much needed funds for them.  This book is full of tried and true ‘celebrity chef’ recipes from our community by people who participate with this charity as well as being giving community members in the Tri-Cities.  As a community leader, we look forward to seeing this project bring something truly unique to the fundraising efforts of Crossroads Hospice Society and the difference it will make in so many families lives.  For a minimum $10 donation for each book, you will receive a read that is both interesting and long-lasting.   I know that I look forward to trying them out in my kitchen and giving this delightful cookbook to family and friends. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Crossroads Hospice Society for what they do everyday, for their support of this project and their participation in it.  To all the celebrity chefs who provided their favourite recipes - thank you for sharing your special meals and treats with us and the Tri-City community.  Last but not least, a big thank you to the supporters of Crossroads Hospice that purchased advertising space, without your contribution this project would not have come to fruition.  Thank you to the TriCity News staff who promoted this cookbook with enthusiasm and persistence.

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Next stop: a gift for travellers

The perfect gift for a globetrotter is a small, practical item that makes travel easy or more comfortable in some way. This type of gift can be easily found in specialized boutiques as well as in many big box stores. An excellent gift idea is a travel journal. This is much more than just a simple notebook. Typically these are nicely bound books that travel well and that offer multiple preprinted pages to help avid adventurers remember all their experiences. Good journals also have pouches for storing souvenirs or train and plane tickets. Alternately, a waterproof case for a camera, cellphone, or passport would also be appreciated by a traveller. For gifts that can ease some of the stress of travelling, think small and practical. You could offer your traveller a portable luggage scale; this is a small electronic device used to weigh

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a suitcase when packing in order to avoid excess baggage claims at the airport. You could also wrap up some small padlocks to lock suitcases, or a good-quality fanny pack. These are all useful items that help minimize the risk of theft for those who are visiting unsafe areas or passing through several airports. Try to avoid accessories or gadgets that might catch your eye in a store but that are not really well made or that are unpractical for travel. Overly fragile vinyl bags or bags with poorly designed handles could fall apart at the wrong moment and cause a real headache. Similarly, very large suitcases without internal compartments should be avoided — everything inside will tumble together and the chances of breakage increase.

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