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Behnaz Nana warms up in front of the fire Tuesday evening at the Port Moody recreation complex before the arrival of the CP Rail Holiday Train, making the final stop on a cross-continent journey. See story, photos page 3.

Contractor will pay for bridge fixes Measures taken to prevent snow problems: TI head By Sarah Payne and Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

“Absolutely unacceptable.” B.C. Transportation Minister Mary Polak used that phrase repeatedly Thursday afternoon at a press conference to

address the closure one day earlier of the brand new Port Mann Bridge when falling chunks of snow and ice damaged vehicles crossing the span. “Yesterday’s events on the Port Mann Bridge were absolutely unacceptable,” she told reporters. “Like everyone else, I was feeling horrified at the images people were sending in. It was absolutely shocking. “I can’t imagine what

it must have felt like for those motorists going across the bridge and seeing huge pieces of ice coming down around them. It’s absolutely unacceptable.” Po l a k a n d M i k e Proudfoot, CEO of t h e Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Investment Corp. (TI Corp.) said it’s up to the contractor, Kiewit Flatiron, to come up with a solution — at no cost to taxpayers. “This design for the

bridge contemplates measures for the accumulation of snow and ice,” Proudfoot said. “Those haven’t been effective so the ball’s back in the contractor’s court to come up with a proper solution.” Said Polak: “We will be looking to the contractor to provide us not only with a long-term, permanent solution that ensures this never, ever occurs again but, also, an immediate fix to

the problem so that the bridge is open and indeed safe for the travelling public.” Still, they made no guarantees that weather conditions will not force another closure of the bridge. Both were grilled by reporters on what measures were in place to ensure there are no problems with accumulation of snow and ice. see NO PREVIOUS, page 6

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Karl Nylund of Abbotsford, whose car’s rear window was shattered by falling ice on the Port Mann Bridge.


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The CP Rail Holiday Train (far left) rolled into Port Moody on Tuesday evening, making its last stop on its cross-continent tour behind the PoMo rec complex. Top row, from left: Chayce Kitano Chou licks frosting from his fingers after decorating a Christmas cookie just before the train arrived. Cole Palmeri and Brandon Martin put the final touches on a snowman. And a member of the Metro Vancouver Firefighters Band warms up in front of the bonfire tended by Port Moody firefighters. Near left, top: Miss Emily, one of several performers travelling with the train, rocks some Christmas tunes. Near left, bottom: Trisia Chisamore and Frank Salendini of the Metro Vancouver Firefighters Band play “Jolly Old St. Nick.”

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Partying at CPR train’s last stop By Tim Fitzgerald The Tri-CiTy News

The location may have been new but the enthusiasm was just as high as Tri-City residents flocked to welcome the CP Rail Holiday Train on Tuesday. We t s n ow d i d n ’ t dampen the enthusiasm as snowball fights and snowmen popped up around the Port Moody recreation complex while Christmas carols echoed in the background. Evergreen Line construction forced the event to be moved from its previous location at the foot

of Queens Street. Brad Martin and his family said they enjoyed the new venue. “I think it’s awesome. There’s way more space and there’s a lot less traffic so you don’t have to worry about the kids,” he said. As for the snowy weather, Martin said it added to the atmosphere. While helping his kids make a snowman, he did have concern for one person in the crowd. “I’m going to ask Santa if he wants an umbrella. He looks like he’s getting pretty wet.”

Port Moody is the final stop of the CP Holiday Train, which began its journey Nov. 28 in Beaconsfield, Que. The 14-car train spans more than 1,000 ft., travels more than 10,000 km, and makes stops in more than 150 communities across Canada and the U.S. It takes 30 CP “elves” about 100 days to transform and decorate the Holiday Train before it starts its trip across Canada. Last year, CP estimates staff handed out more than 20,000 candy canes — and an estimated 250,000 since 1999. The

train stops also raise cash and food for local food banks, including those run by Share Family and Community Services. Since it started 13 years ago, the event has raised more than $6.4 million and about 2.6 million pounds of food across Canada and the U.S. The crowd in PoMo was able to warm up beside a bonfire thanks to Port Moody firefighters. In addition, the Metro Vancouver Firefighters Band played Christmas carols and free hot chocolate, vegetarian chilli and free cookie decoration for

kids were offered. Tomoko Kitano Chou brought her three-and-ahalf year old son Chayce to the event. After finishing decorating a cookie, the mother and son welcomed the train into its final stop, where the crowd was entertained by musicians Doc Walker, Miss Emily and Brothers Dube. “I love coming to all these community events,” said Kitano Chou, who also praised the new location. “It’s nice for families to be able to come together.”

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Are you a ‘super senior’? By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

Recreation enthusiasts aged 85 years and older will get a break in admission at Coquitlam civic facilities next year. Starting April 1, 2013, “super seniors” will pay 30% less than their counterparts 84 years and younger to take a dip in a city pool, work out at a rec centre or go for a skate at a local rink. Joy c e Fo rdy c e , Coquitlam’s recreation manager, said the new designation is intended to encourage older folks to keep fit and to stay social. Delta has a similar designation for its aging population, she said. Last week, Coquitlam city council approved the designation along with other 2013 fees and charges, which will see the cost at the Poirier arena, community centres and pools rise slightly for single visits, and monthly and annual passes increase. The only drop in fees next year is for youths/ students wanting to buy a one-year pass to a community centre to work out. The new rates (not including taxes) are:

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Port Moody Council Meeting Calendar January 2013 January 8

January 22

• Most meetings start at 7pm in Council Chambers, Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody.

February 2013 February 12

February 26

March 2013 March 12

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April 2013 April 9

April 23

May 2013 May 14

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• Regular Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month except during August and the fourth Tuesday of December. • Committee of the Whole meetings are held as needed on the first and third Tuesday of each month. They generally start at 6pm. Committee of the Whole procedures allow for a more informal discussion of issues. • We’re now live streaming our regular 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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Join in or watch as 12:50pm the brave take to the water for the popular Get in the official photo for our Penguin Plunge. Warm up by the bonfire or centennial time in the heated tent with hot chocolate while capsule! you browse the Port Moody Station Museum’s display of historical photographs, artefacts and listen to the musical entertainment. Don’t forget to wear a costume! Prizes awarded for Best Silly Hat, Best Team, and Best Original Costume. Free cupcakes, face painting and magic – it’s all here for the first party of the year.

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Single visits: • child (up to 12 years old): $2.38 • student/youth (13 to 25 years old with valid student ID): $3.33 • adult (19 to 64 years old): $4.52 • senior (65 to 84 years old): $3.33 • super senior (85 and older): $2.38

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Single visits: • child: $2.86 • youth/student: $4.29 • adult: $5.71 • senior: $4.29 • super senior: $2.86 • parent and tot: $2.86 (each) Admission for outdoor pools for all ages will cost $1.90. The cost for skate and helmet rentals will increase to $3.10 and $1.90 (rentals are free for kids under three years). And as in previous years, Coquitlam-based youth sports groups will continue to get free rentals for the use of artificial turf, grass and allweather fields. New fees and charges also will be applied next year for dog licensing, filming permits and planning documentation, among other things. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Kick off Port Moody’s centennial year at Rocky Point Park on January 1st! Meet your family and friends on the pier for the official Port Moody Centennial photo to be included in our Centennial Time Capsule.

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Kids! There’s free tattoos, face painting, cupcakes & hot chocolate

Penguin Plunge registration opens at 11am. Participants receive a commemorative Centennial Penguin Plunge button with registration fee ($5 per person or $10 per family of 4). All proceeds go to Pleasantside Community Association.

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Merry Christmas City of Port Moody Council and staff wish you the very best this holiday season.

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Hang out in the heated tent or by the bonfire. We’ve got entertainment & a historical display of photos and artefacts courtesy of the Port Moody Station Museum. Registration starts for the Penguin Plunge.

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No previous reports: Polak continued from front page Proudfoot said centre pylons are designed to eliminate structural points where snow can accumulate and the cables are covered in plastic, and snow should have slid down the cables and dissipated. He also said the Port Mann “was designed by one of the most prominent experts in cable-stayed bridges. It goes through an independent check by a separate firm, which is also an internationally recognized expert in cablestayed bridges. And the TI Corp. has engineers who review it prior to the commencement of work.” Polak was also asked about reports that workers raised concerns previously about potential problems with snow and ice, and whether an option for heated cables was presented to the province or TI Corp. “”Nothing of that nature was ever brought to the attention of the ministry and I don’t believe it was brought to the attention of TI Corp.,”she said. Earlier in the day, the main union representing workers on the Port Mann Bridge wouldn’t confirm whether its members had raised falling ice as a safety concern last winter. Asked if the issue was recorded as a concern at health and safety meetings, Ironworkers Local 97 president Cecil Damery would only say: “Snow was an issue last year also.”

Damery said he had to be “careful what I say” because the union works closely with bridge builder Kiewit-Flatiron. The Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC), another union whose members worked mainly on the highway side of the $3.3-billion Port Mann Highway 1 Project and less frequently on the bridge, said its reps did not hear of falling ice concerns. “The issue about ice falling was never raised to them and it was never

raised at any of our mass safety meetings,” CLAC spokesman Alex Pannu said. WorkSafe BC spokesperson Donna Freeman said the workplace safety authority has no reports of falling ice being a concern, but added the issue could still have been raised and resolved locally. NDP transportation critic Harry Bains argued the government should have known anyway that snow and ice falls from other cable-stayed bridges

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Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of each business to ensure that payment is made on time. Late payments may be subject to a $25 penalty for home-based businesses and a $50 penalty for other businesses. Payments can be made by credit card (American Express, Visa & MasterCard only), cash, cheque or direct debit. Postdated cheques up to December 31, 2012 are also accepted. The following payment options are available:

• O nline at www.portcoquitlam.ca/onlineservices (American Express, Visa or MasterCard only)

• I n person at City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam*

• B y mail to City of Port Coquitlam, c/o Business Licence Division, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A8 • B y drop box (located outside to the right of the main entrance facing Shaughnessy Street). • B y phone at 604-927-5238 or 604-927-5440 (American Express, Visa or MasterCard only).

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For Port Coquitlam business owners: the business licence renewal deadline is Monday, December 31, 2012. While City Hall is closed for the holidays, payments can be deposited in the drop box to the right of the main entrance. Cheques postdated to December 31 will be accepted. Payments received on or after January 1 will be subject to a $50 penalty.

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continued from page 6 “If they knew, why did they not consider eliminating that risk?”Bains asked. TI Corp. officials said Tuesday the cables should have sluiced snow or ice off without dropping onto the bridge deck. They also confirmed the cables are not heated to prevent icing. Bains said either a retrofit to ensure de-icing — or whatever other technology is suitable — must be performed even if it costs much more now than it would have during construction. It’s not acceptable to shut down the bridge for lengthy periods when similar snow and ice conditions develop, he said, or else motorists will be scared to drive over the Port Mann in winter. “There’s no other choice

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TI Corp. CEO Mike Proudfoot and Transportation Minister Mary Polak at a press conference yesterday. but to fix the problem,” Bains said. “Why didn’t they do this before? They ought to have known.” If the ministry did know about the issue but chose not to build in a better solution, Bains wants to know if it was to cut costs. “Was this because of money or because they simply never thought about it and never did proper due diligence?” ICBC has received more than 100 claims of vehicles damaged on the Port Mann Bridge Wednesday. Two vehicle occupants were in-

jured and one was hospitalized. Motorists described the falling ice chunks as large — a few feet long — and cracking and in some cases punching through windows. TI Corp. has said drivers who travelled across the bridge during that period won’t be charged tolls and the company will cover ICBC insurance deductibles for vehicles damaged by falling snow and ice on the bridge. jnagel@blackpress.ca spayne@tricitynews.com

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Mounties seek man for rash of lotto ticket thefts Tri-City thefts took place over a two-week period Coquitlam RCMP are searching for a man in connection with a string of convenience store robberies. Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 13, several shops, mainly in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, were robbed at knife- or gunpoint for lottery tickets. The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between 25 and 35 years old, about 5’8” to 6’ tall, with a slim to medium build; he have worn a shoulder-length blond wig, and was spotted wearing various baseball caps, a dark hoodie or checkered ski

A security camera image of the robbery suspect. jacket, gloves and dark pants. Investigators believe the suspect may be associated with a darkcoloured vehicle and he may be linked to similar incidents in Maple Ridge. Anyone with information is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-

945-1550 and quote file number 2012-33501 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477, or go to www. solvecrime.ca. Police also offered the following tips to help prevent a robbery: • Make sure windows aren’t covered by signs or merchandise so people passing the store can alert police in the event they witness a robbery. • Pay attention to suspicious activities around your business, particularly around opening or closing. • Adjust lighting so entrances are well lit. • Don’t keep a large amount of cash at the business. • Ensure video equipment works properly. And if you are being robbed, police recom-

mend you follow these guidelines: • Stay calm and obey all of the robber’s commands; do not antagonize the robber. • If the robber shows a gun, don’t try to figure out whether it’s fake — consider it real and loaded. • Pay attention to the details, including distinguishing features such as tattoos, hair style, jewelry, clothing and how they smell or talk. Notice how the robber gets away, whether on foot or by vehicle, and which direction he takes. • Call 911 as soon as possible. • Protect the crime scene by locking the doors until police arrive, and don’t touch anything.

Power out Wednesday’s blast of winter knocked out power to thousands of TriCity homes. The outages stretched from west of Burnaby Mountain through Port Moody almost to Mariner Way in Coquitlam; as far south as Highway 1, through parts of New Westminster; and further west nearly to Sperling Avenue in Burnaby. BC Hydro’s website listed the causes as the snow storm and trees falling on wires. About 28,000 Tri-City customers were affected by the outages, with power restored to most of them by late Wednesday afternoon.

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The holidays are almost here. Please note Coquitlam City Hall holiday closure. December 24 Open 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. December 25 - January 1 Closed If you require emergency assistance regarding water, sewer or roads over the holiday, please call 604-927-3500.

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anta Claus looked into the images from Metro Vancouver traffic webcams at his home computer up in the North Pole and couldn’t believe what he was seeing: An entire region blanketed in, oh, about an inch of snow, and traffic had come to a standstill. There were jackknifed semis on untolled bridges causing gridlock while vehicles flew by on the only tolled bridge until they met up with merging traffic from Coquitlam, New Westminster and Burnaby. “What is wrong with these people?” he asked himself, a little less than jolly.“They have the latest weather technology, snow plows and sanding trucks, and, of course, snow tires, but the smallest amount of the white stuff sends them into a tizzy.” The old man shook with laughter and promised to keep clear of Metro Vancouver on Christmas Eve in case the craziness extended to the skies. “Those jokers deserve what they get,” Santa sighed as he put the finishing touches on plans for toy deliveries.

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Tragedy and the true face of mental illness AS I SEE IT Robert Mangelsdorf

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he horrible events of last Friday’s school shooting in Newton, Conn., have led to widespread speculation as to the shooters’ motives, including a tenuous link to mental illness as a possible factor. This is problematic as it further paints those with mental illness as violent and unstable. It also demonstrates how little the public understands mental illness. Those who experience a mental illness are not“crazy”nor are they often violent. The true face of mental illness is all too common. It may have stared back at you from the bathroom mirror. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Furthermore, mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time, through a family

member, friend or colleague. Mental illness covers a wide variety of ailments, from anxiety disorders and depression to serious brain disorders such as schizophrenia and dementia. According to the World Health Organization, clinical depression was the third most important cause of disease burden worldwide in 2004, and was first among middle- and high-income countries. Meanwhile, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, according to Centre for Disease Control. But when it comes to public healthcare funding, mental health is often an afterthought. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, with 10% to 20% eventually dying from complications. Despite the fact that close to 5% of Canadian women aged 15 to 25 suffer from anorexia and/or bulimia (according to a 1993 Statistics Canada survey), this country was without a publicly funded residential treatment facility for eating disorders until just two years ago. This past summer saw the closure of

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“According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.” Coquitlam’s Riverview Hospital, the province’s only mental health-specific hospital. Mental illness can result in death, suicide and self harm. But these outcomes can often be prevented with proper treatment and care. While mental illness can result in violent behaviour, according to the CMHA, people with mental health issues are no more violent than any other group in our society. But unlike other diseases and conditions, such as cancer or diabetes, mental health rarely elicits strong funding support from the public. As a re-

sult, there is less money for research and care. Treatment for mental illness will not become a priority until we make it one. Mental illness is a medical condition, not a defect of character, and those living with this disease deserve support, not scorn; acceptance, not alienation. A diagnosis of mental illness defines aspects of a person’s cognitive experiences but that is only part of who they are. We must be careful not to dismiss the whole person, as often it is easier to do so rather than take the time to truly understand their diagnosis. The sooner we as a society can accept these facts, the sooner we can reduce the social stigma many who suffer from this disease endure, as this stigma prevents many from seeking help. We need to further our understanding of this widespread illness, not alienate those with a treatable medical condition.

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FACE TO FACE: For the last one before Christmas, they thought they’d agree

Arm in arm – but just this once ANDY RADIA

JIM NELSON

With Christmas spirit oozing from every pore, your Face-to-Face columnists are this week, arm in arm, for our annual Christmas truce column. This week, we focus not on why the other guy is so politically misguided but on what it is we share at this time of goodwill, because, after all, it is Christmas, there’s figgy pudding and this is Canada, where our political palaver is civilized and we can disagree without being disagreeable. And so, after having met recently for some warm winter wassailing, we partisan colleagues humbly, in the spirit of this season, offer the following things about which we agree at this festive time of peace.

Following a tradition started several years ago, Face to Face columnists Jim Nelson and Andy Radia are foregoing their usual format for this, Andy their final column before Like all Canadians, my colleague and I were both shocked and shaken Christmas, to write a com- last week after the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, bined piece about topics Conn. We both join the chorus of on which they agree. voices asking our neighbours to the

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south to finally strengthen gun control laws. It has been a horrible year for senseless killings in United States: the Colorado movie theatre shooting, the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin and the Oregon mall shooting a few days before the Newtown tragedy. Enough is enough is enough. By all means, we’re not immune

to gun violence in this country. This year we’ve had our fair share of shootings both in Toronto and in Vancouver. Heck, we even had two gang killings in Port Moody.

Jim

Right on, Andy. It’s time Americans took on the gun lobby and found ways to actively combat and control gun ownership. This would be good for Canada, too, as it might encourage us to stop relaxing gun control legislation and dumping the long gun registry. And we agree that the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama is positive for Canada — at least as far as social policy is concerned. We’ll seldom agree on Obama’s or anyone else’s fiscal policies but at least we agree that Obama’s social agenda is more compassionate and Canadian in outlook than was the Republican’s startlingly cruel social agenda, the theme of which seemed to be cease on mirth, goodwill toward none — a bit antithetical to the season.

Andy

That’s right Jim, and empathy for others has never been more important than now as our community struggles through the Amanda Todd story. This year, a 15-year-old girl reminded us that the internet, text messaging and social media have

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essentially upped the ante when it comes to bullying. Jim, when you and I were at school, we could easily escape the world of bullies at the end of the school day. But now, with all these technologies, bullied kids can never really get away from it. I think we agree that, as a society, we need to do more to support school and community initiatives to raise awareness about bullying. Having said that, we’re both tired of the politicians trying to make political hay out of this issue. Please, just help the kids and keep the politics out of it.

Jim

Well said, Andy, and speaking of political posturing, we also see eye to eye about the ongoing fight B.C. Premier Christy Clark is having with Alberta Premier Alison Redford over the Gateway Pipeline. We agree that Ms. Clark’s“B.C. wants more money from the pipeline”stance has as much chance of success as Frosty the Snowman in a Bikram yoga class.

In addition, her“give us some figgy pudding, I won’t go until I get some”pipeline shtick has to win Ms. Clark the 2012 year-end award for best political posturing. We also agree that it’s time to toss the bums out in B.C. We’ve both written to Santa to ask him to give us an election purge of the BC Liberals next May, in lieu of our annual request for world peace.

Andy

With a provincial election coming, Jim, I think 2013 is going to be another year of heady topics for you and I to debate. I know I haven’t been too kind to your leftleaning ego this year but I hope Santa is kind to you and yours over Christmas. I also want to wish a Merry Christmas to the staff and management at The Tri-City News and to its readers.

Jim

And to you Andy, though you’re seldom correct and hopelessly right, may you, colleague and friend, have the very Bradiest of Christmases. And greetings and thanks to the editor and staff of The Tri-City News, as well as to Face to Face’s committed readers (both of you), for another year of reading our weekly bickering. Merry Christmas and a rum pum pum pum and fa la la la la to all.

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Want lower taxes? One city The Editor, Re. “Talking taxes to councils” (Letters, The Tri-City News, Dec. 14). This is in response to two letters you published about planned property tax increases in Coquitlam and Port Moody. The two letter writers were complaining about significant tax increases for the coming year. The writers are wasting their

Please write The Tri-City News welcomes letters to the editor. Submissions must contain the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. The editor reserves the right to edit letters for clarity, brevity, libel and taste. Please email your letters to newsroom@ tricitynews.com.

sweetness on the desert air writing to councils. Councils go deaf when there is talk of tax cuts. Spending is in their DNA. With an almost unlimited source of funds from the taxpayer, they’re programmed to spend (with the possible exception of Coquitlam Coun. Lou Sekora). Solution: Tri-City citizens must forcefully reduce councils’ spend-

ing through amalgamation of Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. Millions of dollars can be saved annually just by the elimination of administrative duplication, without touching the operating personnel and their infrastructure. Just think of one mayor and council instead of three; one city hall instead of three; one engineer-

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on amalgamation and thereby force a reduction in council spending. For readers who don’t champion amalgamation because they can’t think of an appropriate name for the new city, I’ll suggest one: Port Moody — because of its historical significance, because it is a port and because of its ease of spelling. K. Henderson, Coquitlam

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Bob Edward has sold a 9.6-hectare parcel of land to Metro Vancouver for money and a tax credit to extend the Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve.

Widgeon Marsh park expands with land deal By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News

A Coquitlam man with a long history in the TriCities is leaving a legacy to preserve nature in the furthest reaches of the city. Bob Edward has sold a 9.6-hectare parcel of land to Metro Vancouver in partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) to extend the Widgeon Marsh Regional Park

Reserve to 614 hectares, making it larger than Stanley Park. DUC and the regional district purchased the freshwater tidal marshes and uplands from Edward for $935,000. The remaining value of the land, $400,000, is being contributed by Edward as a donation, for which he will receive a federal ecological gift tax receipt. The 79-year-old former logger said he always en-

visioned the land as part of a nature preserve and this is the next step in protecting it. Four years ago, he sold a 6.5-hectare portion to Metro Vancouver to preserve the marshland and woods along the Pitt River forever, adding on to a 580-hectare parcel Metro Vancouver and the Nature Trust of BC purchased from other owners in 1992. see ‘i Want’, page 16

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‘I want this to stay,’ Edward says continued from page 15

“I want this to stay, I want it to be part of that nature reserve,” Edward said of the land he sought to purchase in the 1950s but wasn’t able to until the owners went bankrupt in 1987. “I loved this piece of property and they had to sell it; I was there with money in my hand,” he said. The view from the home he now rents from Metro Vancouver looks out over the marsh and from his deck he can watch the moon and sun rise over the Golden Ears Mountains. Rare and endangered species — including the green heron, western

screech and short-eared owls, deer, otter and many other animals — are his neighbours. Brad Arner, manager of provincial operations for DUC BC, said in a press release the property is one of the largest remaining unprotected wetlands in the area and builds upon important wetlands already protected in the Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve and the Pitt Unit of the Pitt-Addington Wildlife Management Area. As a park reserve, Widgeon Marsh Regional Park has restricted access and is not currently open to the public. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Notice of Disposition of Land pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter SUBMITTED PHOTO

Widgeon Marsh in northeast Coquitlam is a regional park and it’s expanding with the purchase of a parcel of land from resident Bob Edward.

The Council for the City of Port Moody is entering into encroachment agreements as follows: 1) A 49.8 square metre portion of city property at the rear of 107 Water Street, with Ian and Dee Forster for the purpose of maintaining landscaping for an annual fee of $100.00 per year for a 10 year term from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2021. 2) A 107 square metre portion of the Government Street road allowance adjacent to 698 Ioco Road, with Douglas Blackley and Sabrina Fox for the purpose of maintaining a driveway, fence and small permanent structure for an annual fee of $189.60 for a 10 year term from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2022.

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3) A 92.9 square metre portion of the Queens Street Road allowance located immediately to the east of 2350 Hope Street, with Lalita Kuehn for the purpose of maintaining a fence, wooden shed and children’s play set for an annual fee of $164.62 for a 10 year term from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2022. 4) A 1.81 square metre portion of city land at the rear of 2919 Murray Street with Surf-Tech Industries 2009 for the purpose of storing an air compressor and air compressor tent for an annual fee of $100.00 for a two year term from April 1, 2012 to March 30, 2014. 5) A 12.2 square metre portion of city boulevard in front of 10 McNair Bay with Peter and Diana Hiebert for the purpose of retaining and maintaining a retaining wall for an annual fee of $100.00 for a ten year term from October 31, 2012 to November 1, 2022. Colleen Rohde, City Clerk 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC, V3H 3E1 Phone: 604.469.4505 Fax: 604.469.4550

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Thank You... To our new community, and all the wonderful people that have given us such tremendous support in 2012. You have embraced us and allowed The Wesbrooke and it’s staff to build their vision of a very special seniors community. A special thank you to Mayor Deb Walters, City Council and staff and the Pitt Meadows Seniors Association for their support and hard work. And to the many seniors who have moved in, are coming to their new homes or have visited us at The Wesbrooke. To all‌. A

Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!

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Take time over the holidays to check out displays As we have in previous years, The Tri-City News is printing a list of large light displays in the Tri-Cities for Christmas. To add your home to the list, send your name and address along with details of your display (how many lights, special displays, hours of operation and any charities for which you’re collecting) to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

COQUITLAM

• 2988 Forestridge Pl.: The Bilesky family display features thousands of festive lights; the rooftop is aglow with Santa waving from the chimney as well as a herd of reindeers grazing peacefully while the yard is alive with many Christmas figurines, and there is a life-size Santa with which visitors can take a photo. Donations are collected forVariety,The Children’s Charity. Lights are on daily until Jan. 5, 6 to 10 p.m. • Cable Court: All 20 houses on this cul-desac are decorated for Christmas. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. • 669 Folsom St.: Diane Wagner presents Candyland and the Gingerbread Clan window display, open 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily. • 646 Claremont St.:

The display at 927 Lillian St. in Coquitlam. See a complete nativity with baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, shepherds and the three wise men; lights set to music; Santa and Mrs. Claus plus reindeer, Christmas trees and

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• 1417 Garibaldi Pl.: John and Trudy invite you to enjoy a yard decorated with more than 100 hand-painted displays and 4,000 lights. Two themes: Traditional Christmas with nativity scene, wise men, shepherds and sheep; and Contemporary Christmas, with Santa, reindeer, toy trains, nutcrackers and snow castles. Open daily from 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. • 927 Lillian St.: Pretty display of thousands of twinkling lights, with snowmen, toy soldier, candy canes, Santa,

penguins, polar bears, angel, horse and carriage, presents and trees, snowflakes, etc. Open daily through Jan. 3, 4:30 to 11 p.m. • 678 Folsom St.: The Magic of Lights lives here, where thousands visit each year. Display includes roof-top graphic display screen, 27 feet wide with 22,000 LED lights; planters have large wire framed trees that show the magic of lights;. Santa and his train, Santa herding reindeer moving thought the air — 50,000 plus lights programmed, twinkling and dancing

moving in patterns; all controlled hundreds of microprocessors and computers; 36 panel displays and more.To check it out online, go to www. youtu.be/E90gVALl-Ms. • 545 Sunset Ave.: There are 12,500 lights and the boulevard with 2,000 lights dances to favourite Christmas carols. Open daily through Jan. 1, 5:30 to 10 p.m.

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• 1260 Fletcher Way: More than 25,000 lights, with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the yard and Santa’s workshop, busy

elves, friendly polar bears and up on the roof, Santa’s sleigh and Rudolph waiting patiently. Christmas music and twinkling lights and lots to look at make this display fun for all ages. Open daily through Jan. 7, 5 to 10:30 p.m. Collecting donations for the Empty Stocking Fund. • 3313 Rae St.: More than 100,000 lights plus ground displays synchronized to music. Lights will be on daily from 5 to 10 p.m. and contributions to the food bank will be gratefully accepted.


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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Last chance to shop this weekend

Give the gift of theatre tour — The Tri-City News publishes a list of light displays throughout the community. And be sure to bundle up and check out the spectacular light display, including a“caterpillar tunnel”sure to wow the kids, at Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.

Compiled by Sarah Payne The Tri-CiTy News

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t’s the last weekend before Christmas, folks, so if you’re not rushing through lastminute shopping, plan some fun outings with family and friends that are sure to spark your holiday spirit.

TODAY: Friday, Dec. 21 ESCAPE TO NARNIA

Pacific Theatre presents the beloved C. S. Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, starring Kaitlin Williams and Mack Gordon, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The whole family will enjoy this acclaimed play, in which a group of young adventurers find themselves in a land of magic. Catch today’s matinee at 1 p.m.; shows are also tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m.Visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca for tickets.

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Sunday, Dec. 23 TAKE A WALK

It’s a hectic time, the days leading up to Christmas. Take a moment to get outside for some fresh air by getting the whole family together for a walk in the great outdoors — Coquitlam’s Mundy Park (641 Hillcrest St.) and Minnekhada Regional Park (Oliver Road) would make for tranquil getaways from all the holiday hustle, while Port Moody’s Shoreline Trail promises hot chocolate and goodies nearby at Suter Brook or Newport villages.

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$

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9,888

$

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$

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$

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$

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To qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name, or under a small business name, for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with an incentive to be used towards the purchase or lease of a new 12 MY or 13 MY pickup truck, delivered between Oct 2, 2012 and Jan 2, 2013. Incentive amount ranges from $500 to $3,000 (tax inclusive), depending on model purchased; incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers program your vehicle will not be eligible for any trade-in value. See your participating GM dealer for additional program details including full eligibility details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. ** Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Silverado EXT 2WD, 2013 Cruz LS, 2013 Equiox LS, 2013 Sierra EXT, 2013 Terrain SLE-1 equipped as described. Freight included ($1500). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. See dealer for details. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers and is subject to change without notice. offer valid to retail customers between Dec. 17-30 ,2012. DL#8214 All prices & payments are net of all incentives and are plus taxes, levies and $495 documentation. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Financing on approved credit.

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2007 Toyota Yaris .......................$6,988 #3345 2006 Ford Taurus.........................$5,995 #0364 2002 Silverado Z71 Ext Cab ....$9,995 #8456 2003 Buick Lesabre..................$5,995 #4414 2005 Silverado Ext Cab ..............$7,995 #8368 2005 Chevy Uplander ..............$5,995 #0943

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A22 Friday, December 21, 2012, Tri-City News

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On Dec. 11, the Emanuel Romanian Baptist Church Choir gave a Christmas concert at Coquitlam Public Library’s new City Centre branch. The 50 choir members, ranging in age from six to 76 years, performed under the direction of choir master Sorin Tepes. The choir has performed across the west coast of Canada and the U.S., and at churches in the Tri-Cities. If you would like to hear the choir sing, its next performance is scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 22) at Westwood Community Baptist Church, 1415 Noons Creek Dr., Coquitlam.

Port Moody’s Holiday Waste Collection Schedule

You could be here for the Holidays Every day is a great day at Amica at Mayfair, yet when the holiday season is upon us, there is a stronger feeling of warmth and friendship that only this season could bring. We invite you to consider making your move before the holidays, so you can settle in and enjoy the wonderful services, amenities and events. Your monthly fee includes meals, weekly housekeeping and flat laundry service, private telephone, basic cable TV and so much more, including a Concierge and total peace of mind. Make Amica at Mayfair your new home, for the Holidays.

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You’ve unwrapped all the gifts and all that’s left is a pile of wrapping paper. Time to take advantage of our Centralized Recycling Day! Drop off your excess holiday recycling on January 5, 2013 between 10am and 3pm at Heritage Mountain Community Centre or Kyle Centre parking lots. Excess garbage will not be accepted.

We do collect garbage and green waste on Boxing Day (December 26). See above for a revised waste collection schedule, or pick up a Port Moody calendar at any City facility.

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New immigrants can get help connecting their skills to jobs Are you a newcomer to Canada? Are you interested in connecting your skills to the Canadian workplace? Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSBC) and Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library are hosting a session early in the new year on Skills Connect for Immigrants. You may qualify for the program — to be

held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 — if you: • have been in Canada for less than five years and are a permanent resident; • are unemployed or underemployed (working outside of your field or at a lower level); • are eager to learn and motivated to build your career in Canada; • have a clear and rea-

sonable job target; • can speak at an intermediate to advanced level of English; At a session, facilitated by employment counsellor Tanja Ivkovic, you can learn about Skills Connect, an initiative by ISSBC that helps ease the transition of skilled immigrants into the Canadian workforce by connecting them with

industry-specific skills training, credential evaluation and job search services. The presentation and screening run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register, call 604684-2561, Ext. 2123 or email skillsconnect@ issbc.org. Terry Fox Library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam.

Tri-City News Friday, December 21, 2012, A23

Scouting: History in the Making Presented by: The Port Moody Station Museum and the 40th Baden Powell Guild

Visit us this holiday! We are open 12-4pm Dec. 27th - 30th & Jan. 2nd onward.

2734 Murray St, Port Moody info@portmoodymuseum.org | (604) 939-1648

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A24 Friday, December 21, 2012, Tri-City News

HOLIDAY SAFETY: You can have fun by playing it safe during the Christmas season

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Eat safely this season Keep kids safe over holidays Food is an important part of Christmas celebrations. But many of the foods found at seasonal parties — such as baked goods, eggnog, cider, seafood and turkey — can carry viruses, bacteria or parasites that could cause food-borne illness, or food poisoning. Health Canada issued a release to remind Canadians of some basic steps they can take to help reduce the risk of food-borne illness during the holiday season: • B a ke d g o o d s : Holiday cookies and squares are a special treat but uncooked cookie dough, batters or

frostings made with raw eggs can contain salmonella bacteria. Always make sure your baked goods are cooked thoroughly and never lick the spoon or eat raw cookie dough when baking with eggs. • Eggnog: Storebought eggnog is pasteurized to remove any dangerous bacteria. But if you’re making eggnog at home using raw eggs, be sure to heat the egg and milk mixture to at least 71 C (160 F). Immediately after heating, refrigerate the eggnog in small, shallow containers to allow it to cool quickly. Or use pasteurized egg and milk

ingredients, which are available at many grocery stores. • Fruit juice and cider: When making punch or serving cider, check the product label to make sure the juice or cider has been pasteurized. Unpasteurized juice may contain bacteria such as E. coli or salmonella that may cause serious illness, especially in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. If it has not been pasteurized, you can make it safer by boiling the product before serving.

With the holiday festivities in full swing, BC Ambulance Service and BC Children’s Hospital sent out some tips to keep your kids safe. • Toys: Choose toys with an appropriate age recommendation for safety hazards. Small pieces that can easily come off, and small batteries and magnets, can cause choking and se-

vere internal injuries. A general rule is that if a piece is small enough to fit through a toilet paper roll, it could fit into a young child’s mouth and cause choking. Toys with strings long enough to wrap around a baby or toddler’s neck could strangle them. Keep older children’s toys out of the reach of younger kids. • Lights: Strings of

tree lights are hazardous because they are attractive to young children, who risk being strangled, burned or electrocuted if they get wrapped in the wires or put lights in their mouths. Use LED lights, which may emit less heat. Keep all electrical cords out of reach and wind up extra cord lengths. • Fireplaces: The glass of a gas fireplace heats

January 2013 January 14 January 28*

In accordance with Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice of availability of the City of Coquitlam 2013 Council Meeting schedule is hereby provided. The Schedule of Council Meetings, and any changes to the Schedule that may arise throughout the year, can be viewed on the City’s public notice posting boards and on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca.

Most Council Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam.

Council-in-Committee Meetings start at 2:00 p.m. on Council Meeting days and are typically held in the Council Chambers.

A Regular Council Meeting will commence immediately following the adjournment of a Public Hearing. Public Hearings start at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Council agendas are posted on the City’s website by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting.

The City of Coquitlam offers a video streaming service that makes its Regular Council Meetings, Public Hearings and Council-in- Committee meetings accessible through its website.

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Make safety a priority this holiday season with these simple tips: • Never kick or hit your meter if ice builds up. Call us for assistance at 1-888-224-2710. • After a snowfall, brush snow away from your meters by hand and clear a path for the safety of our meter readers. • Around your fireplace, consider using a hearth safety gate to help protect small children from the heated glass. For more winter safety tips, visit fortisbc.com/safety.

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see DANGERS, page 25

City of Coquitlam 2013 CounCil meeting SChedule

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up to 200 C (400 F) in just six minutes — as hot as an open oven — and takes 45 minutes to cool down. The pilot light of a gas fireplace may also heat the glass enough to cause a burn. Stay close to your child when in a room with a fireplace that is on or has recently been turned off.

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HOLIDAY SAFETY: Take steps for a fun and safe season

continued from page 24

• Oysters and seafood: Some people enjoy eating raw seafood, such as oysters and sushi, during their holiday festivities. But raw or undercooked fish and seafood may contain bacteria, parasites or viruses, so special care is needed in their preparation and handling. Keep seafood like raw oysters or cold cooked shrimp rings refrigerated and serve them on ice to ensure they remain cold at holiday buffets. People who are more vulnerable to the risks of food-borne illness, such as older adults, pregnant women, young children and people with weakened immune systems, should avoid eating raw or undercooked fish and seafood. • Holiday buffets: If you are serving food buffet-style, use warming trays, chafing dishes or crock pots to keep hot foods hot, and put serv-

MORE ON HAVING A FUN, HEALTHY HOLIDAY n Fraser Health offers tips on holiday health: page 28 n Info on good mental health over Christmas: page 29 (Also: Claus takes a ’copter to visit sick kids: page 27)

ing trays on crushed ice to keep cold foods cold. Don’t let food remain at room temperature for more than two hours or add new food to serving dishes already in use. Instead, use a clean platter or serving dish each time you re-stock the buffet. • Turkey and stuffing: If cooking a turkey for a holiday meal, use a digital food thermometer to make sure it is cooked properly. The temperature of the thickest part of the breast or thigh should be at least 85 C (185 F). To prevent potential cross-contamination, cook stuffing separately in its own oven dish or on the stove top. If you do stuff your turkey, stuff loosely just prior to roasting, and remove all stuffing immediately after cooking. Cook stuffing to a minimum internal temperature of 74 C (165 F), and refrigerate within two hours of cooking.

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of tablecloths or anything that a child could pull down or knock over. Many stores now carry battery operated candles which can reduce the risk of injury. Place lit menorahs on a high surface and not too close to the edge of a table. • Food: Children may be eating unfamiliar foods for the first time this holiday season. It’s common to see more injuries in emergency rooms as a result of children getting large pieces of nuts, carrots or apples stuck in their airways which can stop breathing. Cut foods into small pieces and encourage children to sit while eating. Children are less likely to choke if they chew food thoroughly before swallowing. Be aware of hard candies and nuts that may be sitting in a candy dish when visiting another home. • Visiting friends and family: The homes you visit may not be childproofed. Each year, curious toddlers choke or get poisoned by exploring and getting their hands on items not meant for children. These include pills, vitamins, medicines, cosmetics and cleaning products.

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Is English your second language? You can practise speaking in a free conversation group offered by Share Family and Community Services and Terry Fox Library. The group runs at the Port Coquitlam library on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 604-927-7999 or visit the Terry Fox Library at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo.

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books plus

Suggestions for the holidays Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

TERRY FoX

• Mag-nificent: You can read your favourite magazine online with Zinio at Terry Fox Library. Can’t justify spending $5 or more on your favourite magazines? Now you don’t have to as your library card gets you free 24/7 access to Zinio and complete digital editions of the magazines you love. The digital editions look exactly like the paper versions and are accessible from any internet-enabled device, including tablets, smartphones, laptop and desktop computers. They also offer enhanced features such as video, audio and live links.You can choose from hundreds of titles and subscribe to your favourites. • Go anywhere, read anywhere: Take digital books with you when you are on the go or listen to the latest bestselling fiction and non-fiction books on your portable media device. With OverDrive, you can download and read or listen to a diverse selection of eBooks and eAudio books any time on your PC, laptop, PDA, MP3 player or Apple product. And if all this is new to you, remember that you can book a free, half-hour internet one-on-one session at Fox to learn more about Zinio or eBooks. For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-9277999.

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• Wish you were home for the holidays? At least you can keep up with the news as Port Moody Public Library offers free eNewspapers in full colour through its Press Display service. There are 2,200 newspapers from 97 countries in 54 languages included in this one-stop electronic shop. All you need is your library card and a computer. Go to www.library.portmoody. ca and select Digital content, eNewspapers, Press Display; enter your library card number and PIN — then catch up on the news in your hometown. Don’t have a computer? Drop by and use one at the library. • Ah, quiet: You can share some down time with your children at Port Moody library over Christmas. Bring your children into PMPL over the holidays and enjoy a festive atmosphere and great services. PMPL has a

fabulous collection of children’s materials, two computer stations containing a variety of educational games and a fun set of activity panels for younger kids. These 10 interactive learning panels provide imaginative hands-on learning for young children — little fingers can’t seem to resist turning the Spin-A-Story panel, “finger painting”on the heat-sensitive blackboard, spelling with the magnetic letter board or manipulating an interactive song panel honing alphabet knowledge and fine motor skills as they play. • 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. 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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What to read during the Christmas holidays? Looking for a good book to read? Click on What to Read on the left-hand menu on the CPL website and choose one of all of the following leads. • Try the blog I Was Told There’d Be Cake for reviews of books, movies, CDs and more. And you can submit book reviews so others can enjoy your recommendations. • Try Booklists for adults, teens, and kids with Novelist, Log in with your library card to find book suggestions and readalikes. • Also, check out the A Good Read columns, which run every Wednesday in The Tri-City News and are available online at www.tricitynews. com. For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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Port Moody Holiday Service Schedule Monday Dec 24

Tuesday Dec 25

Wednesday Dec 26

Thursday Dec 27

Friday Dec 28

Saturday Dec 29

Sunday Dec 30

Monday Dec 31

Tuesday Jan 1

Wednesday Jan 2

Fire

Police

City Hall

8:30am-3pm

Library

9am-3pm

9am-5pm

9am-5pm

9am-5pm

Works Yard Waste Collection

Recreation Complex Kyle Centre

8am-4pm*

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1pm-5pm

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9am-5pm

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8am-4pm*

8:30am-1pm

Open regular hours

 Closed

* Holiday schedules in effect December 24–January 6 for drop-in gym, skating & fitness classes.

The City of Port Moody’s hours vary through the holidays, except for essential services. City of Port Moody employees use earned leave or leave without pay during these reduced hours. Direct automated waste collection enquiries to the Works Yard at 604.469.4574. Please note that although your garbage and green waste will be collected on December 26, no Works Yard support staff are on duty that day. Make utility payments online or at the drop box located in the breezeway at the rear of City Hall. In case of a public works emergency, please call the After Hours Emergency Line at 604.461.3456. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 2, 2013. Mayor, Council and staff look forward to serving you in the New Year.

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Chopper takes man in red to see kids in bed Santa travels on Helijet to visit sick kids at RCH By Mario Bartel

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udolph may no longer have the Right Stuff. Last week, Santa Claus stabled his reliable reindeer for a flight aboard a sleek and speedy Helijet air ambulance to visit kids at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. And this was no languid tourist tour to take in the sights. “We have about 650 horses on there,”said Helijet president and CEO Danny Sitnam, who was on hand to ensure the chopper’s special passenger arrived swiftly and safely.“We did a lot

of checking, checking it twice actually around that aircraft. The aircraft is running good and Santa said, ‘Let’s go.’” Upon disembarking and making his way along the gantry to the hospital, which is regional centre serving the Tri-Cities, the big guy himself couldn’t wipe the grin off his face. Then again, that’s his usual demeanour this time of year. “It’s different from being in the sleigh but it’s fun,”said Santa.“It’s nice to let somebody else drive for a change.” Inside the hospital, navigating the twisting halls and crowded elevator to the pediatric ward, Santa’s smile was infectious as passing patients and staff stopped to wave, offer a handshake, snap a photo. “Some of the kids here might not be able to be

home for Christmas, so I’m glad to stop by and brighten up their day,” said Santa. That was certainly the case for Adrian Nicholson-Commanda, who was on his way to surgery to correct an issue with his feet when he plopped down beside the jolly gent. They shared some jokes, Santa’s elf dug out a toy from his expansive bag of goodies and then the Hope teenager was off to pre-op, his jitters soothed. That’s just what paramedic Fernando Grossling likes to see. “Hospital stays can be difficult for children and events like this can help to brighten spirits,” he said. And with that, Santa was off to make his own unique version of rounds. photo@ burnabynewsleader.com

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Montessori Program Registration Notice WHAT IS MONTESSORI? • Montessori is a program of choice offered by School District #43. • The program provides a rich learning environment for students. It is based on Montessori principles and fulfills the expectations of the Ministry of Education. • The program is available to students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. • The Montessori approach supports continuous progress, as students learn to work on personal goals and academic challenges. • Students learn to work independently, in small groups and as peer leaders. • The program is delivered following the Montessori philosophy of learning. • Students make use of a variety of information sources in their project work, including explorations, technology, print and human resources. • The program supports students in becoming lifelong learners and global citizens of the world.

REGISTRATION PROCESS: • Children must be entering Kindergarten or Grade One in September 2013. • Registration forms will be available at the January 14, 2013 information meeting (see below), at the following Montessori elementary schools: Aspenwood (in-catchment placements only and based on space availability), Baker Drive, Hampton Park, Harbour View, James Park, Miller Park, and Seaview, and on the district website: www.sd43.bc.ca/Programs/Montessori. • Completed registration forms must be mailed or hand delivered (no faxes or emails accepted) to the Coquitlam School Board Office (550 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, V3J 6A7) no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. • There are a number of spaces available for Late Montessori Program registration in Grade 6 at Montgomery Middle School and at Scott Creek Middle School. Please contact Mr. Rob McFaul at 604-939-7367 or Montgomery@sd43.bc.ca or Mr. Rob Foot at 604-945-0156 or ScottCreek@sd43.bc.ca for further information. Please note that registration for Kindergarten/Grade One is done by a random draw and will be limited to the number of spaces available. Late registration forms will not be part of the draw.

For parent convenience, two information meetings are planned for: Monday, January 14, 2013 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm; or 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Gallery Room - Winslow Centre 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam For more information visit our Web site at www.sd43.bc.ca

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Santa Claus arrives at Royal Columbian Hospital on Dec. 13 aboard an air ambulance to visit kids in the pediatric ward.


A28 Friday, December 21, 2012, Tri-City News

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HoLiDaY HeaLtH: Christmas is a busy time for health workers, too

Tips to staying healthy over the holiday season Throughout the holiday season and during the winter months, hospital emergency rooms are busy and the number of visits can increase dramatically, according to a Fraser Health press release. If at any time you feel you require urgent medical attention, you should not hesitate to go to an ER or call 911. But Fraser

Health is reminding the public to take a few simple steps to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital: • For non-urgent care during office hours, call your family doctor or the doctor on call for the practice or clinic. • Consider going to a local walk-in clinic; call ahead to check the clinic’s hours. • Try to see your doc-

Coquitlam Presbyterian Church

tor before the holidays if you have any developing health concerns. • Know the holiday hours for your local pharmacy or drug store, and ensure your prescriptions are up to date and filled prior to the holidays. • Call HealthLink BC at 811 for confidential health information and non-emergency services 24 hours a day, seven

days a week. For deaf and hearing-impaired assistance (TTY), call 711. • If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control at 1-800-567-8911. Emergency services at the region’s hospitals, including Eagle Ridge in Port Moody and Royal Columbian in New Westminster, are avail-

Discover the Miracle of Christmas

Christmas Eve Services

Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 am Christmas Eve 5pm & 7pm Candlelight Carol Service New Year’s Eve 6:30 - 7:45pm Annual Family Ice Skating at PoCo Rec. Centre on Wilson St.

Featuring Scripture Readings, Carols & Candlelight 5:00 pm Contemporary with Kidz Khoir 7:30 pm Traditional with Organ, Choir & Brass Ensemble

(Small Admission charge)

able at all times but, over the winter months, they experience higher than normal volumes. A triage system is used at the

Come and find a warm welcome 1393 Austin Ave., Coquitlam

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ALL WELCOME

Come early for best seating.

Healthy Holiday Eating: www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfeatures/healthy-holiday-eating-1.html Quick tips to reducing holiday stress: www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/special/av2118.html

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St. Catherine’s Anglican Church

Port Coquitlam Christian Assembly

St. Catherine’s Anglican Church

Christmas Services

Christmas Services Longest Night Longest Night st Fri., Dec. 21 , 7:30 pm Fri., Dec. 21st, 7:30 pm Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Monday, December 24th Family Service 4:304:30 pmpm Family Service 7:00 - 8:00 pm Carol Carol Sing Sing 10:30 pmpm 10:30 A special evening for Candlelight Mass 11:00 pmpm Candlelight Mass 11:00 the entire family. Christmas Christmas Day Day Join us for a candlelight 10:0010:00 am am New Year’s setting as we New Year’s Eve Eve sing favourite 7:00 pm 7:00 pm carols.

Christmas Eve Service

Prairie Avenue & Shaughnessy St. Avenue & Shaughnessy St. Port Coquitlam 604-942-9812 604-942-1622 Port Coquitlam 604-942-9812 www.stcatherineschurch.ca office@pocoassembly.org

1932 Cameron Ave., Port Coquitlam Prairie

www.stcatherineschurch.ca

604-936-2939 Pastor Eric Krushel

Sunday 8:30amSunday & 7pm 8:30am &107pm Wednesday am

Wednesday 10 am

United Church Christmas Services Join Christmas ~ ~ Experience Experience rebirth rebirth Join us us this this Christmas 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam (604) 931-8555 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam (604) 931-8555 Web: comolakeunitedchurch.com

Web: comolakeunitedchurch.com December 24 - Christmas Eve December 24 -the Christmas ‘Experience Story‘ Eve 4 pm A Christmas ‘Experience thePageant Story‘ 4 pm ‘A ATaste of Tradition’ 7 pm Christmas Pageant Carols & Candlelight7 pm ‘A Christmas Taste of Tradition’ ‘Candlelight Quiet’ Christmasand Carols & Candlelight10 pm Carols and Communion ‘Candlelight and Quiet’ 10 pm

Carols and Communion

Eagle Ridge United Church

Eagle Ridge United Church

2813 Glen Drive, Coquitlam (604) 945-9811 Web: eruc.ca

2813 Glen Drive, December 23 - Coquitlam Sunday (604) 945-9811 Web: eruc.cafor a Cause’ ‘Christmas 8 pm December 23to- support SundayFirst United, Concert and UnionforGospel Missions 8 pm ‘Christmas a Cause’ December Christmas Concert24to- support FirstEve United, Children’s Service and Union Gospel Missions 4 pm Family Service 7 pm December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion 11 pm Children’s Service 4 pm

Family Service Candlelight Communion

7 pm 11 pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 4 pm, 7 pm & 11 pm Christmas Day Worship 11 am Dec. 30 Service of Favourite Carols 10 am 1504 Sprice Avenue, Coquitlam (at Schoolhouse)

Unto Us a Child is Born

Como Como Lake Lake United United Church Church

Ioco Ioco United United Heritage Heritage Church Church

1790 Ioco Road, Port Moody (604) 317-5853

1790 Ioco Road, Port Moody (604) 317-5853 December 24 - Christmas Eve December 24 - Service Christmas Eve 7:30 pm Family Carol Family Carol Service 7:30 pm Traditional Carol Service 10:30

Traditional Carol Service

10:30 pm

St. Andrews United Church

St. Andrews United Church

2318 St. Johns Street, Port Moody Web: www.sauc.ca (604) 939-5513

2318 St. Johns Street, Port Moody December 24 - Christmas (604) Eve 939-5513 Web: www.sauc.ca A Family Christmas Eve pm December 24 Communion - Christmas Eve 117 pm Candlelight

A Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion

safe and health over the holidays: • It can be a very busy, stressful time of year — slow down and enjoy it. • Wash your hands before eating and using the bathroom or use an alcohol-based hand rub. • Get regular exercise and eat nutritious foods. • Consume everything in moderation, including alcohol.

7 pm 11 pm

Trinity United Church

2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam Web: ucpoco.ca (604) 942-0022

Trinity United Church

2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam December 21 - Friday Web: ucpoco.ca Longest Night Service (604) 942-0022 7 pm 24 - Friday Christmas Eve December 21 Family pm LongestService Night Service 77 pm Choir - Christmas Carol Service 9 pm December 24 - Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Communion 11:307 pm Family Service pm

Choir - Christmas Carol Service 9 pm Christmas Eve Communion 11:30 pm

Hyde Creek

Community Church Invites you to participate by joining us for our Christmas Eve Service on Monday, December 24th for our 1hr celebration @ 5:00pm Carol singing, drama, special music, children’s story & reflection on “Christmas Dreams”. Find us: 2145 Nova Scotia Ave., Port Coquitlam Contact us: 604-944-1567

hydecreekchurch.ca

Emergency Department to ensure priority is given to those patients requiring the most urgent care. More tips for staying


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HoLiDaY HeaLTH: Christmas is filled with fun — and stress, too

Tips for positive mental health during holidays Keeping spirits up this time of year may sound easy, with all the festive sights and activities, but for some, the holidays may bring unwanted stress or depression. “The holidays can be stressful for people, even more so for those dealing with mental health challenges,” said Dr. Connie Coniglio, of BC Mental Health and Addiction

Services (BCMHAS), in a press release. “Keeping a healthy routine and reaching out for help if things seem overwhelming can help you balance the demands of the season and maintain mental well-being.” Here are some tips from BCMHAS for mental wellbeing during the holidays: • Stay positive — try to think in a healthy/positive

way, and have a positive attitude about activities, friends, family and those around you. • Socialize — if feeling lonely, join friends, clubs or groups for social activities that you enjoy, or try volunteering. • Plan ahead — take time to plan for activities and stick to a budget. • Maintain a healthy routine — eat nutritiously,

get a good night’s sleep each night, and stay physically active. • Consume alcohol in moderation — set limits for yourself and stick to them, drink slowly, alternate alcoholic with non-alcoholic beverages, and eat before and while drinking. • Simplify — it’s OK to say “no” to avoid taking on too much; share responsibilities with others.

in case of crisis Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC provides emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433. • Take breaks — take some time for yourself. • Reach out — trust how you feel and reach out if you need support,

advice or information. Some resources that support mental health and well-being: • Kelty Mental Health

the Birth of Our Lord The Traditional Anglican Church of Canada Invites you to celebrate the Birthday Of our Lord Jesus Christ

OPEN HEARTS ✫ OPEN MINDS

ST. LAURENCE ANGLICAN CHURCH

825 St. Laurence St. Coquitlam ✫ 604-936-5423 (off Como Lake Ave. between Linton & Poirier)

Parish of St. Bride Meeting in Pitt Meadows Community Church ( 12109 Harris Rd. Pitt Meadows )

CHRISTMAS EVE - DECEMBER 24TH Family Service with Christmas Story at 4:00 pm Candlelight Service & Communion at 10:00 pm

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

December 25 ..Sung Eucharist ......................... 11:00am December 30 ..Festival of Lessons and Carols ..1:00pm

C H R I S T M A S D AY - D E C E M B E R 2 5 T H Carols & Communion at 10:30 am

A warm welcome awaits you!

A Member of the

Anglican Catholic Church - Original Province

OPEN TO THE DIVINE

Worshipping around the world with the Book of Common Prayer

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

at St. John’s Anglican Church

2208 St. Johns Street • 604-936-7762 Christmas Eve:

A performance of the story of the three Kings visiting the Son of Mary & Joseph, and the gifts they bring. All are welcome. Please join us.

7:00 p.m. Carols and Service for Children 10:00 p.m. Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day:

St. Catherine’s Anglican & Trinity United Churches Prairie Avenue & Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam 604-942-9812

COME TO CHURCH THIS CHRISTMAS

Celebrate the gift of Christmas presence

Joyous Epiphany Saturday, January 5th, 2013 All children ages 4 – 16 who wish to take part should arrive by 6:00 pm. Costumes provided, or come dressed as a modern day person.

Resource Centre: 604-8752084 or 1-800-665-1822 to speak to a parent or youth support person. • mindcheck.ca: Information, resources and interactive quizzes designed specifically for youth and young adults. • AnxietyBC has info for adults (anxietybc.com) and youth and young adults (youth.anxietybc. com).

10:00 a.m. Eucharist

“Building relationships: with God; with people; with creation”

Coming January 25-26 Nancy Reeves and Linnea Good “I’d say yes, God, if I knew what you wanted” Call

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Christmas and New Year’s Mass schedule for Roman Catholic Churches in the Tri-Cities Christmas Blessings to All

ST. JOSEPH’S

OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION

OUR LADY OF FATIMA

OUR LADY OF LOURDES

ST. CLARE OF ASSISI

ALL SAINTS

140 Moody St. 604-461-1369

3141 Shaughnessy St. 604-942-7808

315 Walker St. 604-936-2525

828 Laval Square 604-936-1311

1320 Johnson St. 604-941-4800

821 Fairfax St. 604-939-1741

6:00 pm, 9:00 pm and Midnight

5:00 pm, 7:00 pm and Midnight

7:00 pm and Midnight

7:00 pm and Midnight

6:00 pm, 9:00 pm and Midnight

6:30 pm, 9:00 pm and Midnight

10:00 am and 12 Noon

9:00 am and 11:00 am

9:00 am (French), 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

10:00 am (English/French)

9:00 am and 11:00 am

9:00 am, 10:45 am and 12:30 pm

New Year’s Eve

4:00 pm

5:00 pm and 11:00 pm (Holy Hour only)

5:00 pm

New Year’s Day

10:00 am and 12 Noon

9:00 am and 11:00 am

9:00 am (French), and 10:30 am

10:00 am (English/French)

Pastor Asst. Pastor

Fr. Joseph Nguyen

Fr. Ronald Thompson

Fr. Patrick Chisholm

Fr. Mariano Barreto

Christmas Eve Christmas Day

Fr. Justin Huang

Fr. Claude Makulu, O. Praem

5:00 pm and 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm (Holy Hour only) 11:00 pm (Holy Hour only) 8:30 am, 10:30 am and 12 Noon Fr. Craig Scott

Fr. Bruce McAllister

5:00 pm and 11:00 pm (Holy Hour only) 9:00 am , 10:45 am and 12:30 pm Fr. Tien Tran

Fr. Hector Del Rosario


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TRI-CITY SPOTLIGHT: A federal award for principal Goheen, more Christmas giving

LEFT: Port Moody residents on Bentley and Alderside roads heard the sounds of Christmas carolers this month and gave generously. The Pleasantside Carolers dropped notes in mailboxes two days before they sang and were surprised to collect on the event night 321 pounds of bagged groceries waiting at the doorsteps as well as $140 in cash for the food bank. The donations were dropped off by Grade 12 students in Gleneagle secondary to Karen Dubois of Share (at left).

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Port Coquitlam’s Stand Firm on Higher Ground celebrated this month with its second graduation class. The outreach program that offers life skills has received a lot of support this year including gift certificates and laptops from Kevin’s Used Computers. To donate, call 604-807-1465.

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Annual VINCENT CHAN

A Coquitlam school principal was one of 13 British Columbians honoured last week for their commitment and dedication to veterans. John Goheen, pictured left, principal of Coquitlam’s Alderson elementary, and 12 others received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation at a ceremony with Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney in Vancouver. Goheen, a Port Coquitlam resident, is renowned as a strong advocate for military history and remembrance, ensuring students learn about the sacrifices made by Canadian veterans.

TEA TIME

Cathy Zhang, Rebecca Lee, Jaimie Jeon and Rachel Leung organized a high tea for seniors at Heritage Woods secondary this month. The Seniors Christmas Tea is an annual tradition held at the Port Moody school, with a growing number of attendees annually. This year, more than 120 guests came to share the Christmas cheer and to enjoy an afternoon filled with handmade goodies, student sing-alongs and a surprise Santa appearance.

GIFT GAL

For the second year in a row, a Port Coquitlam girl has asked friends and family to donate to Share rather than give her birthday gifts. SYKES AND JARVIE Olivia Sykes, a Grade 2 French immersion student at Irvine elementary, marked her seventh year by passing on $200 to Ruth Jarvie of the Share food bank; last year, Sykes raised $240 for

the charitable cause.“We are so proud of her and hope that she keeps up the tradition,”wrote her mother, Julia, in an email to The Tri-City News.

11 HAMPERS

The Maillardville Residents’ Association and staff at the Place Maillardville community centre in Coquitlam joined forces this month to load up 15 Christmas hampers for community families in need. Spokesperson Al Boire said the association collected food and donations at its annual holiday party while the centre also brought in food and provided administrative support; the Real Canadian Superstore and Community Integration Services also helped with the campaign, he said. “This has been a real demonstration of what a neighbourhood should be,” MRA president Boire said in a news release. “Organizations, businesses and neighbours working together to help those among us who are in need. That really is a win/win situation.”

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21 • Board game night, 6:30 p.m., King of Life Lutheran Church, 1198 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam; play some of the classics and be prepared to learn some new favourites.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo – guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www. hydecreek.org.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5 • 10th Coquitlam Scouts bottle drive in the area around Walton elementary school (Canyon Springs area). Info: Wendy, 604-944-7665. • 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.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8 • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a confidential atmosphere. There is no charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken, 604-936-2998.

VOLUNTEERS • Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation is looking for volunteers with general

JAN. 5: XmAS TREE CHIPPING

• Tree chipping by donation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Cedar Drive elementary school, 3150 Cedar Dr., PoCo; hosted by school PAC. office experience to help staff with a variety of office duties during normal business hours, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If you are interested in helping, email lynn.steffenhagen@ fraserhealth.ca. • Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Joe Trasolini is looking for people ages 15-18 years to serve on a youth advisory committee; the committee will meet monthly with the MLA to make him aware of the issues concerning youth and to have a dialogue about ways to make our province and community better. This is a non-partisan committee and welcomes all points of view. Info: 604931-5477 or joe.trasolini. mla@leg.bc.ca. • Noons Creek Hatchery in Port Moody is seeking volunteers for weekdays between 9 and 11 a.m. Visit the hatchery or call 604-469-9106 for more information. • The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support are provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit www.options.bc.ca. and follow the link for the crisis line. Next training starts soon. • Canadian Cancer Society Greater Vancouver Region desperately seeks volunteer drivers in the Tri-Cities to drive cancer

patients to primary cancer treatments. Drivers are required to have their own well-maintained, smokefree vehicle and a clean driving record. Volunteer drivers who use their own car are compensated for mileage. Volunteers need to be available weekdays during business hours. They will be screened and must undergo a short training session, and they are asked to commit to a minimum of one day per week for at least one year. Volunteers should be service-oriented, empathetic, patient and friendly. Info: www.cancervolunteer.ca or 604-215-5217. • Crossroads Hospice Society is looking for volunteers to help with its meat draw at the Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam on Monday evenings. Info: Shannon, 604-945-0606. • PoCoMo Meals on Wheels needs drivers on an ongoing basis. Meals are delivered over the noon hour and training is provided. Info: 604-942-7506. • Scouts francophones is looking for volunteers to be youth leaders (who can fulfill practicum hours, too). Info: 604-936-3624. • Big Brothers Program matches men over the age of 18 with boys 7-14 who have limited-to-no contact with a positive male role model. Big Brothers spend 2-4 hours a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 236 or www.bigbrothersvancouver. com. see page 32

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Christmas tree recycling Give Your Christmas Tree Back To Nature THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, reduce waste by recycling your natural Christmas tree at one of the following Christmas tree chipping sites. KINSMEN CLUB AND 1ST KINSMEN SCOUT GROUP Date: Saturday, January 5 & Sunday, January 6 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Town Centre Stadium Parking Lot KINSMEN CLUB AND CENTENNIAL MUSIC DEPARTMENT Date: Sunday, January 6 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Centennial Secondary School THE FRIENDS OF MUNDY PARK HERITAGE SOCIETY Date: Saturday, January 5 & Sunday, January 6 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Mundy Park Gravel Lot (off Hillcrest Ave) SCOUTS FRANCOPHONES DE MAILLARDVILLE Date: Saturday, January 5 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: Canadian Tire (1200 Sequin Drive, off Lougheed near IKEA) Trees must be tinsel and decoration free. Tree chipping is by donation to support community groups.

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• Port Moody Alanon Family Group open meeting, Wednesdays, 8 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604461-6991. • Al-Anon meets Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-688-1716. cancer survivors to be peer volunteers, providing one-on-one support on the telephone and/or in-person to people living with cancer. Training provided. Info: 604-253-8470. • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is looking for volunteer tutors for Study Buddy program, which gives young girls the educational support they need by matching them in a one-to-one tutoring relationship. To be a Study Buddy volunteer, you must be female, age 19 or older, have a high school diploma, some post-secondary education (completed or in-process), and some experience helping others learn. Study Buddies spend one hour a week tutoring a Little Sister for a minimum of six months. Info: Elske, 604-873-4525 Ext. 301 or studybuddy@ bigsisters.bc.ca. • Coast Mental Health needs volunteers to be program assistants in forensics, social rec leaders and one-on-one workers at transitional forensics homes located at Riverview Hospital. Info: 604-6752313, valm@coastfoundation.com or www.coastfoundation.com. • Port Moody Station Museum is looking for volunteers for special events. Info: 604-939-1648. • Physically fit volunteers needed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. at the Share food bank to load and unload truck. Volunteers must be able to work with loads ranging from 30-150 pounds. Commitment of 3-6 months and access to a car are desirable. Info: 604-9312450.

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Info: 1-888-939-3333. • Tri-Cities Caregiver Network gives caregivers a safe place to express and deal with their emotions and concerns. Group discussions, speakers and films are part of the program. Meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. • The Compassionate Friends, Coquitlam Chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Como Lake United church (entrance at 1110 King Albert St., Coquitlam). The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, non-denominational, selfhelp organization offering friendship, understanding, grief education and hope for the future to all families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause. Info: Jane, 604-931-8026 or Sandra, coquitlam@tcfcanada.net.

Elgin House, 205-2248 Elgin Ave., PoCo. Info: Coral, 604-944-7489. MDA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support and education for people with mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Families members and friends are welcome. • Fibromyalgia support group meets every fourth Thursday of each month at Dogwood Pavilion, 1 to 3 p.m., except December. Info: Joan, 604-944-2506. • Dogwood White Cane Club meets every Thursday from September to June, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Dogwood Pavilion. Those who are legally blind (registered with the CNIB) are welcome. • CancerConnection peer volunteers offer one-to-one information and emotional support to people living with cancer.

Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Rd. and Heritage Mountain Blvd. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Park. Newcomers can register by calling Castine at 604-9492274. • Christian 12-step group for people with alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, 948 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-939-6136 or www.hiscpc.org. • Mood Disorders Association of BC support group meets first and third Monday of each month, Burquitlam Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave. Info: Ian, 604-417-4604 or Ed, 604-873-0103. MDA PoCo support group meets every other Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m., New View Society at

support meeting for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. The goal is to help reduce symptoms by practising cognitive behaviour techniques. There is a group in PoCo. Info: Phyllis, 604-931-5945 or www. recoverycanada.ca. • Have you experienced the death of a loved one and found yourself struggling? Gathering with others who have also experienced a loss is known to be one of the most helpful ways of coping with grief. Sharing your story is important to healthy healing. Crossroads Hospice Society is running closed grief support groups. Registration: call Castine, 604-949-2274. • Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Group meets at Crossroads

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• Big Brothers’ InSchool Mentoring Program matches men and women over the age of 18 with boys and girls from local elementary schools for one hour a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 236 or www.bigbrothersvancouver. com. • Seniors Services Society needs volunteer drivers (must provide own vehicle) for seniors transportation program. On call up to 4 hours a week to transport and assist senior clients to medical appointments. Volunteers are reimbursed for costs. More drivers are needed for Meals on Wheels (3 hours once a week). Volunteers also needed for reception Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-520-6621 or email volunteer@seniorsservicessociety.ca or visit www.seniorsservicessociety.ca. • Canadian Red Cross is recruiting volunteers for its PoCo Health Equipment Loan Service Depot; duties include client service, data entry and equipment maintenance; training is provided for all positions. Depot is located at #104– 1776 Broadway St. and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: Diane, 604-7096625 or stop by the depot to speak with a volunteer. • Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery is looking for volunteers to help with ongoing classes; time commitment is about two hours per class and classes run mainly in the fall and spring for preschoolers to adults. Info: 604-461-FISH (3474). • PLEA Community Services of B.C is looking for volunteers 19 years and older who are interested in spending three hours a week mentoring an at-risk child or youth. Info: Jodi, 604-927-2929 or www.kidstart.ca. • Canadian Cancer Society is looking for

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Cats extend losing skid in 12-2 rout By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

All the Port Moody Black Panthers want for Christmas is their sixth win of the season, and with Old Saint Nick’s visit coming in a matter of days, time is running out. Tuesday night’s Pacific Junior Hockey League game against the Delta Ice Hawks had a familiar ending for the Cats, who managed only two goals compared to 12 from the opposition. The first period was all Hawks, with goals from Kolten Grieve, Aaron Merrick and Mark Trotman in the opening frame. In the second, the Hawks scored two more before Port Moody got on the board with a marker from Bryden Luscombe. But any momentum the Cats’ could generate from scoring was quickly quashed when Delta’s Ryan Procyshyn netted a shorthanded goal a few minutes later. The Hawks put one

more past starter Daniel Oordt before the Cats’ coaching staff took mercy on their netminder and pulled him. Backup goalie Brenden Sharp was between the pipes for all of 20 seconds before the Hawks were able to ripple the mesh for the eighth time in the game. Another goal in the second and three more in the third widened the scoring gap, with Port Moody managing a second goal in the later parts of the final period. By the time the final buzzer sounded the Cats had managed 17 shots, compared to the Hawks’ 50. S a t u rd ay ’ s g a m e against the Aldergove Kodiaks at the Port Moody Recreation Complex was not much different. The Panthers spotted Aldergrove a four goal lead before the first period ended before both team’s exchanged goals in the middle frame. see STRuGGleS, page 35

What a racquet Coquitlam badminton players Alex Lim and Allen Lee took home the title in the under-19 category at the 2012 Island Junior Badminton Open last week. The pair defeated a Vancouver duo in two sets in the AA finals, squeaking out a win in the first set 21-18 and dominating in the second 2115. The match concluded a tournament that saw the Coquitlam pair win

every single set, including knocking out the first seeds in the semifinals. “The boys have good chemistry and are slowly developing into one of the better junior teams in Canada,” said coach Al Mawani. Lee and Lim, who play with the Shuttlesport Badminton Academy, will be playing in several provincial and national championships in the new year. sports@tricitynews.com

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From books to tools, plenty of gift ideas for the local angler TIGhT LINeS Jeff Weltz Lower Mainland fishing is slow Last week we started sharing our Christmas gift ideas, for the angler or anglers on your list. This week we provide for the gadget loving angler. The Spike-It Color-Clector, (available from Cabalas Outfitters) is a hand held device that reads water colour and light penetration. After analyzing these factors it offers a suggestion on what colours will be most visible to the fish. This is a gift that can be built on with applicable books such as What Fish See and Master Angler. These two fascinating books explain light, water colour and how fish see the lures of flies we present to them. You can further build on these gifts with a section of blue, red, green, white, LED and UV lights. A portable weather station that not only reads weather but pre-

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“A portable weather station that not only reads weather but predicts it... is another gift taht can be built upon with books.” Jeff Weltz dicts it, along with moon phases is another gift that can be built upon with applicable books, such as Moon Up, Moon Down and many others that explain the correlation between weather patterns and fish feeding activities. A fish finder is another good gift for the angler. While this tool is noted for its fish finding properties, the better ones also read water temperature. By getting a reading on water temperature, an angler will not only find his or her fish, but will gain a good idea of how active they are. This tool can also doubles as an entertainment center for the small

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Our Lower Mainland lakes are slow. For better success try a dead slow troll or retrieve during the warmest part of the

Registration Information Girls born in 1995 to 2007 are invited to get involved in the sport that ranks only second to soccer in the world. U-11 to U-18 teams compete in the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey league from Mid-March to June. Season Fee $115. The Club also offers a Mini-Hockey Program for U-10 girls and boys (minis born 2003 - 2004 & mites born 2005 - 2007) Season fee for Minis & Mites is $100. Drop in & Try It Session Saturday, January 26th, Cunnings Field, Noon to 2pm weather permitting. Registration information can be found on our website at www.tcfieldhockey.com Players must first register with Field Hockey British Columbia to obtain a player identification number. The ID number will be required to complete registration with TC Field Hockey. See our website for details. Registration Deadline U-11 to U-18 Returning Players and New Registrants Feb. 1st A $10 late fee will be charged after Feb. 1st if space is available. Registration Deadline for U-10 players is Feb. 22nd A $10 late fee will be charged after Feb. 22nd if space is available.

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The Kodiaks’ Daniel Higgs added another insurance marker in the final period to win the game 6-1. Port Moody goalie Angus Redmond stopped 35 of 41 shots while Aldergrove’s Mark Menicucci stapped 31 of 32. If the Cats want to move into playoff cont e n t i o n , t h ey n e e d to catch up with the Mission Outlaws, a team that is four points ahead of Port Moody in the Pacific Junior Hockey League standings. Po r t M o o dy w i l l take on the Richmond Sockeyes this Saturday at the Port Moody Recreation Complex. Puck drop is at 7:45. For more information go to www.pjhl.net.

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Programmer/Developer Black Press Group Ltd., a leading international media company, is seeking a talented programmer and developer to build, integrate and maintain its software and websites. Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, extensive programming and web development experience, and the ability to get up to speed quickly. Required Skills PHP4/PHP5 - Candidate should be a top-notch PHP developer, familiar with the latest features; POSTgreSQL/MySQL - Modern database development expertise - familiar with PHPMyAdmin and command line access; HTML 5/CSS 3 - Expert level development in HTML & CSS will be necessary; Javascript/JQuery - Intermediate level Javascript/ JQuery development will be necessary; Server Admin – Complete understanding of Apache Tomcat, FreeBSD and basic server administration; RESTful APIs & SOAP – Demonstrated skills problem-solving with RESTful APIs and SOAP; Self-Starter - Looking for candidates who can jump in quickly. Bonus Skills Experience using AJAX in both PHP and Perl; Java development experience; Experience in Perl and Python; Comfortable in a Macintosh OS X and Linux environments. Other Details Black Press offers a competitive salary and benefits package. You will work at our Surrey corporate offices with a talented group of individuals who have a passion for creating content in print and online. Please email your resume and cover letter to edutton@blackpress.ca (no phone calls please). Deadline is Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 5 pm. Only those candidates short-listed will be called for interviews. www.blackpress.ca

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PACKAGING MACHINE OPERATOR required by Coquitlam coffee plant. He or she will be working as part of a team which packages and ships coffee. Duties include set-up and operation of a variety of packaging machines. The successful applicant would be someone who is responsible, a problem solver, capable of multi-tasking safely in a fast paced environment and is interested in long term employment. Some heavy lifting required. Forklift experience an asset. Benefit plan available after 3 months. Please forward resume to Glenn at sierraglenn@telus.net or fax to 604-524-6030

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Circulation Clerk The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an opening for a part-time Circulation Clerk. This position is approximately 30 hours per week.

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Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States. We are committed to diversity as an equal opportunity employer.

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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.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, fencing, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

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Gary 604-339-5430 RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL! Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

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

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

HOME REPAIRS

24 HOUR EMERGENCY 604.319.1993 Fully Insured

Lic. Renovator, WCB, Liability Water damage, Dry wall, Moldings, Paint, Doors, Insulation. Pressure washing.

Apt’s, Residential & Businesses www.chucksrenos.com chucksrenos@hotmail.com

We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless.

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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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com 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

www.blackpress.com

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

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

Isaac 604-727-5232 FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

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

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

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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COUNTERTOPS

Custom Countertops

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

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HOUSES FOR SALE

Check out our FOR SALE sections: class 500’s for Merchandise, 600’s for Real Estate, and for Automotive view our 800’s.

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

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

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

EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work. New Roof, Reroof, Repairs.Free est. (778)878-2617

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

EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES

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

THE NEWS

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Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Sunday, December 23, 2012, to:

No phone calls please.

But Dead Bodies!! 604.

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

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.

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

604-465-1311

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

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

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-787-8061

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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

PLUMBING

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

$45/Hr

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HELP WANTED

Advertising Sales Representative

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MISC SERVICES

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

604-475-7077

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

SURREY: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout and new roof. $549,000. 604-575-5555.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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!

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

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TREE SERVICES

ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

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

PETS 477

PETS

PETS 477

PETS

Pupplies for Xmas -Rottie X Pitti. 1st shots, dewormed. cropped tails. 8 wks. $400/ea. (604)961-9117 Wolf X Shepherd pups, $450. blk w/markings, view parents. chrisjo@telus.net (604)869-2772

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

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

533

FERTILIZERS

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

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FURNITURE

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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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

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 European German Shepherd pups, 12 weeks, nice, classic colors. Lrg dogs CKC + all shots $1000/ea & up. 2 F. 604-538-4883 German Shepherd/Lab pups, 4F/1M, 2 blk, 2 wht, 1 mix, Jan 1. (604)316-2757. No Sunday calls GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES P.B. $1200: Born Sept. 29th. 2 Male, 1 Female. (778)863-6332 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

HOMES WANTED

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

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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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603

ACREAGE

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

515-525 Foster Avenue

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

Call (604) 931-2670

2 BEDROOM Great location for seniors! Clean, quiet & affordable! Incls heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance. Refs & Credit check req.

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

Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.

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

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$890

Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

Cypress Gardens Apartments

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

604-463-7450 604-463-2236

1 bdrm from $840 1 bdrm + den from $1,015

12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

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

PORT MOODY Henry St. Lrg 2bd, balc, h/w flr, $900 incl heat, h/wtr, prkg. 604-469-5700, 604-937-5427. PORT MOODY

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

604.931.3273 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com

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

PORT COQUITLAM

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

Call 604-724-6967

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

604-464-3550

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TRANSPORTATION

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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AUTO FINANCING

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

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HOMES FOR RENT

AVAILABLE NOW

TOWNHOMES

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

GARIBALDI Court

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm apt. $1260

706

COQUITLAM

1114 & 1132 Howie St. Coq.

HOUSES FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL 5 Bdrm, 2 1/2 Bath home built in ‘05 on a large corner lot that backs onto an elementary school. 2nd floor boasts a spacious open area with plenty of nat. light that could be an office or fam. rm. 2-car gar., rear patio, A/C, Stove, DW., 3 new APPLS; fridge., W&D. Formerly valued at 261K. Interested in sale, trade or credit of $149.9K towards a house, cottage or land in ONT. See ad #430956976 on Kijiji GTA, or search “Buckeye” under “Real Estate”, or call 905-439-7773. Avail. for viewings by appt. Dec. 26-Jan.5.

RENTALS

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

Call 604-944-2963

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AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. CANE CORSO MASTIFF all blues 6F 2M, ultimate family guardian ready to go $1000 (604)308-5665

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RENTALS

Foreclosures

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

AMERICAN BULLDOGS $1200 Ready for Xmas 4 females, 3 males 1st shots dewormed(604)230-1999

REAL ESTATE

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CARS - DOMESTIC

MAPLE RIDGE, 2 bdrm rancher, Hammond area, well kept, pri bkyrd close to schls & transit. $1195/mo, avail immed. Refs & good credit req 604-462-1673

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SUITES, LOWER

Coquitlam Munday/Daws Hill, 2 bdrm ste incl util quiet area. Dec 15. $900mo NS/NP 604-931-1775 COQUITLAM. WW Plat. New 1 bdr, 900 s/f, QUIET TENANTS, strictly NS/NP. Jan1. $950. 604-468-9994

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

P. Meadows, bright spac 1 bdrm gr flr, new reno, 4 appl incl w/d, lots stor pri ent+patio. Nr WCX $850 incl hydro, cbl, wifi + ph 604-828-5717

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

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

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SUITES, UPPER

PORT Coq Lougheed/Shaughnessy Lrg 2 bdrm, 1 blk to shops, transit & park. Heat, ht/wtr & prkg incl. Refs checked. NO PETS. $825/mo. 604318-5893 or milton2060@shaw.ca

752

AUTO SERVICES

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

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CARS - DOMESTIC

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TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES

No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

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

*No Pets *Avail Immediately Move in Bonus - up to $500

~also apartments available~

Call 604-942-2012

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

www.coquitlampropertyrentals.ca Coquitlam

WESTWOOD HOUSING CO-OP Accepting applications for 2, 3, 4 & 5 bdrm townhome waitlist. $1032-$1612/mo Share purchase $2000. Subsidy avail. Participation req’d. Email for application to:

1992 Nissan 240X Red, Sunroof, comes with subs and wiring kit, snow tires on vehicle. $1500 obo. Call 778-232-7917

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

westwoodcoop@telus.net or pick up outside common room at: #30-1330 Pinetree Way, Coq. Units come avail every 2- 3 months. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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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

TRANSPORTATION 806

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

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

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

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 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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PITBULLS. Ready for Christmas. 3 M & 1 F. $950 obo. View both parents. Call for pictures 778-240-5811 PUPPIES FOR SALE, 7 wks old, Terrier X Multi Poo $500 Call 604-856-3855

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

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On January 12, 2011, at the 2000 block of United Boulevard, Coquitlam, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Coquitlam RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,725 CAD, on or about 22:15 Hours, $79 CAD in poker chips, on or about 22:15 Hours, $1,060 CAD, on or about 22:15 Hours, and $1,667 CAD in poker chips, on or about 22:15 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1307, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to

the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

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