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Tom Fletcher/A10 Letters/A11 A Good Read/A18 Sports/A23

Buzz on biz The Tri-Cities experienced some modest growth in the number of business licences issued in 2012 and a Canadian retail business group says it’s cautiously optimistic about the year ahead following some difficult years. See page A3 Rame Edwan, barber shop owner (left), and Nabaz Arif say business isn’t bad in Port Coquitlam. The annual summer car show helps bring customers, the streets are clean and safe, and word of mouth brings them customers. For most small businesses, however, 2013 will be a year of slow growth, according to the Retail Council of Canada. DIANE STRANDBERG THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Former teacher pleads guilty to old sex charges

Brushes battle ice bombs Port Mann Bridge to get custom snow sweepers

By Diane Strandberg

By Jeff Nagel

THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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A teacher whose last job was at Citadel middle school in Port Coquitlam has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting two young people in Coquitlam during incidents that date back more than a decade. Russell Lance Read entered guilty pleas last month and is expected to be back in B.C. Provincial Court March 18 for sentencing, according to Neil MacKenzie of the Attorney General’s criminal justice branch.

The cables that hold up the Port Mann Bridge will be outfitted with devices to clear snow buildup and prevent a repeat of the falling “ice bombs” incident that terrorized motorists shortly after the bridge opened late last year. The custom snow sweepers are two feet long and consist of a

see READ HAD BEEN, page A5

set of wheels, scrapers and brushes, and will be raised and lowered along the cables during wintry weather to remove any ice and snow buildup. They’re being installed on 152 of the 288 bridge cables that cross the roadway starting this week. Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Minister Mary Polak said they’ll initially be positioned at the bottom of the cables and be manually winched up to the top and dropped back down to clear snow when required. “It clears off all the snow in a gradual man-

TRANSPORTATION NEWS Metro Vancouver mayors want the province to explore vehicle levies to help fund TransLink: see pg. A7 ner, which was intended in the first place,” she said. Later, they’ll be positioned at the top of the cables and then dropped down and back up by remote control when needed. “The initial solution may not be that elegant,” Polak said, “but we wanted to make sure we

have a solution for the public.” More than 250 vehicles were reported damaged Dec. 19 by ice that fell from the bridge’s cables, which cross over traffic lanes, unlike the ones on other local suspension bridges. Polak said the sweepers are just one of the preventative solutions

engineers are testing to ensure bridge users are safe from falling snow and ice. Four hydrophobic, silicon-based coatings are being tested to determine which performs best. The intent is to coat all the cables this summer and make snow or ice more likely to slide off. A de-icing solution has also been found that can be sprayed on the bridge cables, although Polak referred to it as more of a “last resort” as it likely means a planned closure of some lanes. see CONTRACTOR, page A4


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Tri-City News Wednesday, January 23, 2013, A3

It’s not 2007 but businesses still making a go of it in the Tri-Cities

Target is hiring for Coquitlam

Businesses in the Tri-Cities follow provincial trends By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News

Taking a break outside their busy Port Coquitlam b a r b e r s h o p, R a m e Edwan and Nabaz Arif are cautiously optimistic about their business for the coming year. Like most small businesses, theirs struggles with escalating costs and increasingly thrifty consumers. Still, they like PoCo’s small-town feel and are pleased with the success of their two-yearold business so far. “Business is OK,” says Edwan, the owner of the Shaughnessy Street barber shop. Then, looking around at the fogenshrouded streetscape, he said, “You have everything you need [in PoCo].” He’s proud of his shop that draws customers from Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, and his colleague isn’t above a little spontaneous salesmanship. “We do families, and kids, everybody,”Arif said. It’s that kind of attention to business that may mean the difference between staying afloat or succumbing to an increasingly challenging business climate. According to Mark Startup, vice-president of the Retail Council of Canada, the pre-2008 years of robust sales and profits have been replaced by tighter profit margins and a more competitive business climate, and 2013 is expected to be a year of modest growth. “We’re not going backwards, we’re certainly not growing by leaps and bounds, like we were in the pre-2008 period,” Startup said. Last year saw some growth in the number of business licences issued in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, with a slight reduction in Coquitlam, although the region’s largest city is still waiting for some business owners to pay their fees, which

A popular American retailer will hire up to 200 staff when it opens this spring at Coquitlam Centre mall. Target is now interviewing for“team leaders” and“store team members” — sales floor staff, cashiers and logistics — for its space, previously occupied by Zellers. Target spokesperson Lisa Gibson said the company has guaranteed interviews with all the Zellers employees but she noted,“Our agreement with Zellers is a real estate transaction and did not involve the transfer of fixtures, inventory or employees. Our goal is to hire the best retail team in Canada and in order to do so we need the flexibility to interview interested candidates.” Target plans to launch 18 stores in B.C. in former Zellers locations early this year, including eight in the Lower Mainland. To apply, visit www. target.ca/careers. DIANE STRANDBERG/ThE TRI-cITy NEwS

Some spaces remain unleased but others house thriving concerns as a variety of entrepreneurs work hard to stay afloat in still tough economic times.

Business licences issued Coquitlam PoCo Port Moody Notes:

2011 6,046 3,117 2,483

2012 5,848 3,204 2,725

• Coquitlam numbers reflect those paid up for the year at the time of inquiry but the number could rise. • PoCo numbers reflect a “snapshot” of licences taken in November.

could account for the reduction at the time The Tri-City News went to press. And this year’s numbers are hard to predict because of the new Intermunicipal Business Licence that was implemented on Jan. 1. Startup said the TriCities is in line with the rest of B.C., where independent retailers are seeing modest gains in sales

offset by higher costs due to inflation or increased transportation expenses. But he noted, “It becomes very challenging to generate a net profit on a modest increase in total sales.” While in the past, retailers may have demanded year-on-year hikes in sales and revenue, now they are adjusting to the “new normal,” Startup said. “Retailers

are now seeing no or very little growth in their total retail sales and they are quite happy to achieve those results.” One of the issues retailers faced in 2012 was a boost in cross-border shopping but — surprisingly to some — the phenomenon didn’t result in fewer dollars being spent in B.C. More people took day trips across the border to purchase goods, Startup said, but there wasn’t a huge increase in overnight stays, which allows shoppers to bring back more without paying customs fees. “Cross-border shopping is on the rise. It doesn’t mean that there is a reduction in total spending in B.C. directly as a result of the number of dollars that people are spending across the border.”

But he noted that every business is different and it’s difficult to predict success or failure because there are so many factors involved. Some do better than others, some are more adept at adjusting costs or finding unique ways to attract customers, while others have to deal with fluctuating commodity prices. “Have you seen the price of coffee lately?” Startup said. “There are some stores, companies that are trying to recover from sales reductions in the 20% to 50% number from 2008, and you have some stores that have been able to generate the same sales in 2012 as compared to 2008 and feel good about it. And in other cases we are seeing rapid and

atypical growth in some companies, beyond the average consumption,” he said. Businesses best poised to operate in such a challenging environment, Startup said, are those that have a strategic plan, are innovative and open to new ideas, and pay attention to the details, such as keeping a lid on costs. Meanwhile, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has this week released its red tape report cards and has declared Jan. 21 to 25 Red Tape Awareness Week. CFIB gave the federal government a B+ and the B.C. government an A for reducing regulations that affect business, among other things. The full report is available at www.cfib.ca. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Job fair in Port Moody Tri-City job seekers can check out the BC Jobs Fair tomorrow (Thursday) in Port Moody, where employers from more than a dozen companies will be on hand to chat with potential candidates. The Jobs Fair is part of the provincial government’s BC Jobs Plan and is stopping at the Inlet Theatre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Confirmed employers include the Investors Group, Industry Training Authority, Langara College, Sprott Shaw College and SunLife Financial. Representatives from post-secondary institutions, industry associations and health authorities will also be in attendance at the jobs fair.

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Contractor is on the hook for bridge brushes continued from front page

The cable sweepers are being tested at Cypress Bowl and engineers say they should glide smoothly along each cable without damaging the cable sheath. They’re to be used as soon as snow starts to fall and ongoing inspections will gauge how soon cables must be brushed again. Polak was unable to provide a cost estimate but said the bridge contractor will pay the entire bill, not taxpayers. Polak praised contractor Kiewit/Flatiron for its “astonishing effort” in working to quickly find a fix. “They have put their top people on this — it’s been all hands on deck.” The so-called ice bombs incident was a major black eye for the toll bridge, centrepiece of the new $3.3-billion Port Mann Highway 1 project, just weeks after it officially opened. Inadequate de-icing of the bridge deck was also blamed for a subsequent 40-vehicle crash on Jan. 3. “Over the last month,

An illustration of a custom cable sweeper that will be used on the Port Mann Bridge during wintry weather. we’ve installed additional weather stations to help identify threatening weather conditions well in advance,” said Kiewit Infrastructure Group president Scott Cassels. “We must finish-real world testing, but we believe the cable sweepers, coatings and de-icing sprays will be effective enhancements to the bridge.” jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Weekend detours at United/Mary Hill Drivers can expect some detours at the United Boulevard and Mary Hill Bypass intersection this weekend and next as part of the Port Mann/ Highway 1 Improvement Project. The traffic pattern change will mean most routes near the intersection will be closed. Access from Highway 1 and United Boulevard eastbound to the Mary Hill Bypass will be maintained. The temporary lane reductions are needed to install the girders on the new structure that will connect the Mary Hill Bypass to Highway 1 westbound. Detour routes will be well signed but drivers are reminded to use caution. The closures will be in place from Friday, Jan. 25 to Sunday, Jan. 27 and from Friday, Feb. 1 to Sunday, Feb. 3. They will last from 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday nights, 8:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday nights and 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday nights.

Give feedback on our tree retention bylaw The City of Port Moody has several policies and bylaws that protect our natural environment. One of these is the City’s Tree Retention Bylaw which regulates the retention of trees on public and private property and outlines conditions when a tree removal permit is required. We want to know how satisfied residents are with the current Tree Retention Bylaw, and to determine how much community support there would be for regulating tree removal on private property. Fill out the survey at www.portmoody.ca and let us know what you think. The deadline for survey submissions is February 28, 2013.

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Read had been investigated by teacher college continued from front page

One of the charges is related to offences between July 1998 and February 2000 in Coquitlam, Victoria, Ladner and Vancouver, MacKenzie said, while the second sexual exploitation charge is for offences that took place between January 2001 and June 2003 in Coquitlam with a second victim. Details of the offences are limited because of a publication ban to protect the victims but MacKenzie said that in one case, Read also pleaded guilty to administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with the intent to commit sexual exploitation. This is not the first time Read’s actions as a teacher have been the subject of inquiry. In 2009, Read was suspended from teaching and given a 10-year ban from re-

‘Whole-brain’ ed. presentation at Jan. 30 DPAC meeting The District Parent Advisory Council for School District 43 will be holding its annual general meeting next Wednesday and a lastminute addition has been made to appeal to parents.

certifying by the former B.C. College of Teachers (now the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch).  Records obtained by The Tri-City News show he was investigated by the college in 2008 for incidents between 2002 and 2004, which he agreed constituted professional misconduct. They included referring to students as “Grade 12 babes” in an email, passing on information about the Wicca religion to a student at her workplace and making inappropriate jokes or references to students while employed as a middle school teacher. The school isn’t named in the disciplinary report. In earlier incidents between 1979 and 1983, Read was found to have given a young female the drug amyl nitrate while he was a teacher at a First Nations band school.

A webinar by Dan Siegel will be presented on “Educating the Whole-brain Child.” This presentation is a prelude to a parent education session featuring Siegel planned for Feb. 21, the details of which

will be presented at a later date. In the meantime, the upcoming DPAC AGM and webinar will be begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Gallery Room at Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow Ave.,

Coquitlam. In addition to the webinar, participants will have an opportunity to elect two positions, a treasurer and a secretary, and completed nomination forms will be accepted until Jan.

29. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted. Registration is required to ensure there is enough seating. For more information, contact office@dpac43.org. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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SAR mourns Rollie Webb Webb known for training many other volunteers By Sarah Payne The Tri-CiTy NeWs

Coquitlam Search and Rescue is mourning the loss of a friend and colleague who was walking his dog in Anmore last week when he was hit and killed by a truck. Roland Webb, 37, had been an active member of the Coquitlam SAR group for more than 10 years, and before that he served with search and rescue teams on Salt Spring Island, in Surrey and Lion’s Bay. For the past 18 years, Webb worked as a superintendent for emergency management for the BC Ambulance Service. Dwight Yochim, a search manager for Coquitlam SAR, said Webb had put more than half the team through its Ground Search and Rescue training and often took new recruits under his wing. “It seemed to be what he was known for,”Yochim said. Webb was an active member of Coquitlam SAR’s Mountain Rescue program and was recently certified as a member of the Helicopter Rescue team. Webb was also a fixture at the BC Bike Race series, where he was the course medical manager, and was known to volunteer to provide medical training whenever it was necessary. “He really went out of his way to make sure everyone had the necessary skills to save lives,”Yochim said.

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Coquitlam SAR member Roland Webb, 37, was killed when struck by a truck while walking his dog last week in Anmore. “That’s probably the most ironic thing — he made sure others had the ability to save lives but we couldn’t save his.” Tributes to Webb, known as Rollie to family and friends, poured in on the Coquitlam SAR’s website from colleagues, volunteers and even people he helped rescue. “I’ll never forget Rollie and his kind heart,” said Leena Lousley, who was rescued by Coquitlam SAR in October 2006. “On that cold and scary day, the whole team was amazing but Rollie stood out. He was able to calm me down and eventually made me laugh. In the helicopter, he made me feel safe even though the doors were open. It’s heartbreaking that this happened but I am very happy I got to meet this incredible human being and experience his loving, caring personality.” Coquitlam SAR remem-

bered Webb as a driving force behind many team projects to improve and expand its rescue capabilities, always looking to learn and grow his own and others’ skills. And they remembered fondly Webb’s fraught relationship with the team’s all-terrain vehicle, which he broke on several occasions (once even requiring a helicopter retrieval). At the group’s last Christmas party, they “honoured” him with the “Rollie Transportation Award.” And while Webb was a tireless volunteer, Yochim said his friend’s greatest passion was his children, Abbie and Ethan. “His kids meant everything to him,”Yochim said, adding they were always

part of the team’s public events, helping to decorate floats and trucks for parades. Webb also leaves behind his partner, Helena, his ex-wife Tracey, his brother Sean, who’s an officer in the Vancouver Police Department, and his father. A funeral for Webb will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3141 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam. • Coquitlam RCMP continue to investigate the crash on East Road in Anmore and are asking any potential witnesses who haven’t spoken yet with investigators to contact Cpl. Richard O’Rourke or Const. Halewaood at 604-945-1550. spayne@tricitynews.com

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Lower Mainland mayors are once again pursuing a yearly levy on every vehicle registered in Metro Vancouver as a short-term solution to TransLink’s financial challenges. A car levy has been on the books as a legal option since TransLink was formed but the province has blocked its actual use three times — once when the NDP was still in power in 2001 and twice more in the past four years under the BC Liberals. Now, Metro mayors — increasingly frustrated with Victoria and insistent that fares, gas taxes and property taxes can’t be raised any higher — will try again. “There’s only one thing not tapped out and that’s the vehicle levy,” said Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew. “We have no other logical place to go,” said Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, who estimates TransLink is short about $150 million to $175 million a year to sustain current service levels, let alone find billions more

for projects such Drew noted as new rapid TransLink is autransit lines tomatically perin Surrey and mitted to raise Vancouver. an extra 3% “It’s the most each year from easily impleproperty taxes, mented shortwhich average term option peo$230 per Metro ple can discern Va n c o u v e r to get through RALPH DREW home. the problems “ We ’ ve a l that we’ve got,” Corrigan ready made a significant, said. ongoing, compounding The region’s mayors commitment via property emerged from a closed- tax dollars,”he said. door meeting last Friday Mayors also remain proclaiming their unity committed to exploring on key issues and their road pricing, or tolls, as a determination to press long-term source. provincial political par“ We d o n ’ t k n o w ties to commit to a solu- what that will look like,” tion ahead of the May 15 Corrigan said. “Whether provincial election. The it’s congestion taxes in TransLink mayors’ coun- the downtown or addicil intends to spell out its tional tolls on bridges or position in a discussion road tolls. We don’t know paper within two weeks. what’s going to make logD r e w c h a s t i s e d ical sense yet but we need Transportation Minister some sustainable longMary Polak for late last term source.” year directing mayors to Road pricing is seen first come up with a vi- as a mechanism that is at sion for future spending least tied to transportabefore new controversial tion and that could help funding sources might be control congestion and considered. encourage motorists to “The vision’s well laid try alternatives to drivout,” Drew said, adding all ing. It’s also held up by mayors feel Polak’s aim some mayors as a neceswas to “rag the puck until sary topic of discussion after the election.” now that tolls on the Port The province has Mann Bridge are causing long preferred to see some drivers to divert to TransLink make more free crossings. use of property tax inCorrigan said a share stead of any source that of the carbon tax — as might anger drivers. proposed by the NDP —

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is another option, or perhaps the next government may make an altogether different source available. Both Corrigan and Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender — frequent adversaries on opposite ends of the political spectrum — called it a productive meeting with strong agreement on the stratC egy. “We need to keep the M pressure on ourselves and Y the government and the opposition parties CMmoving into the election camMY paign,”Fassbender said. One precondition CY for any new deal with the province, CMYboth Fassbender and Corrigan K said, is that it come with governance reform of TransLink that puts mayors back in charge of setting spending priorities, not just signing off on contentious tax hikes. A vehicle levy was last proposed — and shot down — in 2009. It would have raised $150 million a year by charging an average of $120 per vehicle. “You need to look at something you can implement quickly,” Fassbender said, adding that a levy could be replaced once a long-term source like road pricing arrives. jnagel@blackpress.ca

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The intent of bylaw No. 4371, 2012 is to authorize the City to designate the lands, buildings, and structures located at 218 Begin Street, as protected heritage property.

You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430. Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for each item. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity.

If approved, the application would allow in-ground pools within the RS-7, RS-8, and RS-9 Single Family Residential zones

The intent of bylaw 4369, 2012 is to authorize the City to enter into a Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the owner of 218 Begin Street.

Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from January 16, 2013 to January 28, 2013 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.

How do I provide input?

The intent of bylaw 4363, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to remove the current prohibition on in-ground swimming pools under the RS-7 Small Village Single Family, RS-8 Large Village Single Family, and RS-9 Large Single Family Residential zones.

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Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. This meeting will be held on: Date: Monday, January 28, 2013 time: 7:00 p.m. location: city Hall council chambers, 3000 guildford Way, coquitlam, bc V3b 7N2 Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing, Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting during which it will give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.

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Fax: to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015. To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure that you forward it to the City Clerk’s Office prior to noon on the day of the hearing.

The intent of bylaw 4353, 2012 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4353, 2012 from RT-1 TwoFamily Residential to RT-3 Triplex and Quadruplex Residential.

Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam.ca. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010.

If approved, the application would facilitate a quadruplex development comprising two (2) buildings, each containing two (2) units.

Please note that council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any of the bylaws described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Lauren Hewson Information, Privacy and Administrative Services Manager


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chool District 43 superintendent Tom Grant’s roll-upyour-sleeves, everyone-work-together approach to whittling down a shocking $7.5-million deficit may actually get the job done. Education funding is both fluid and political, and with a provincial election in the offing, there could be an injection of cash to offset some of these cost overruns. But these potential fixes don’t absolve the trustees serving students, parents and taxpayers in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra of the responsibility to ask some tough questions — including of themselves. Last May, those nine elected officials passed a budget rich with program expansion and staff thanks to a modest surplus plus promising student numbers and revenue projections — and they did so unanimously and with little to no public discussion. Now, those same nine people find themselves and our community’s public schools in a much tighter financial situation with no rainy day fund to help. Some of the questions they should ask include: • Should the district rely on fees foreign students pay to attend school here? • What happened to 223 missing students? • Do better controls need to be in place to prevent such large financial mistakes in the future? Finally, and most crucially, they should ask themselves: What did we do wrong? While on one hand, School District 43 could be congratulated for its non-adversarial approach to school business compared to other B.C. school districts, where divisive politics can hamper progress, the united front — presented, at least, at public board meetings — gives rise to fears that not everyone is paying as close attention as they should and if, everyone agrees, then something could go amiss. Last week, it was CUPE Local 561 president Dave Ginter who revealed that the emperor wore no clothes when he pointed out that it was inaccurate calculations — not, as Coquitlam Trustee Brian Robinson tried to claim, provincial spending on advertising — that resulted in the deficit. Coquitlam Teachers’ Association president Teresa Grandinetti followed up with a similar critique, although somewhat muted because it’s mostly substitute teachers who will be affected by the cuts. Still, it was a rare dark cloud of dissension for a public body where everyone seems to agree, regardless of the degree to which doing so stretches credulity.

Smart meter deniers’ last stand (in tinfoil hats) BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA he news was trumpeted with alarm here on Vancouver Island, which along with the Gulf Islands is the heartland of tinfoil-hat opposition to BC Hydro smart meters. Of the 140,000 power customers who didn’t have a wireless meter by the end of the year, many have simply refused. Now, BC Hydro has sent letters informing them“we can no longer delay the installation of a new meter at your home.” “StopSmartMetersBC”sent out a panicky email advising its resistance movement to brace against“storm trooper tactics”from BC Hydro staff, and urging phone and fax attacks on their local MLAs’ offices. “Anger and outrage should be expressed, in a quiet way, so that we don’t sound hysterical, but people are being threatened, police called, etc.,” the anonymous email helpfully suggests.

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BC Hydro has also confirmed what I told you a few months ago. Those bogus locks, chicken wire cages and important-looking signs that were sold like modern-day snake oil have no legal effect to prevent the utility from working on its own equipment. These obstacles to inspection have been and continue to be removed, along with dangerous grow op bypasses and fiddled mechanical meters. The technical arguments against wireless meters have been demolished. False news reports and website claims still circulate but no fires have been attributed to the installation of 1.7 million wireless meters in B.C. About 1,200 faulty meter bases have also been replaced at BC Hydro’s expense, and as crude power-theft bypasses have been removed, the incidence of electrical fires, already rare, has dropped substantially. Another popular myth is increased electricity bills.Yes, if your bypass is removed, your bill will go up. Like gas pumps, power meters are required by federal law to be accurate. Which brings us back to Team Tinfoil, which has been sold a cascading series of fantastic

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tales about the effect of wireless signals that are already ever-present in all modern communities. A Toronto-based expert group called Bad Science Watch has tackled claims of“electromagnetic hypersensitivity”head-on. I highly recommend its 10-page report and qualifications at www.badsciencewatch.ca. In plain language, with references to the best available scientific studies, it describes the double-blind tests that prove people who claim this sensitivity are not actually able to detect when they are or are not being exposed to wireless signals. No X-Men candidates have come forward. It also exposes key“activists”in Canada. The most prominent is Magda Havas, an associate professor at Trent University who has “developed a career denouncing the safety of low-frequency electromagnetic radiation.”She gives speeches, promotes her book and has worked with one David Stetzer to promote an “EMF filter”to sell to those who insist they feel what science shows they don’t. Havas has appeared on TV“news”shows

with“activist-entrepreneur”Kevin Byrne. His website appears to be a hub of cell tower and smart meter scare reports but it’s interspersed with product pitches for EMF Solutions Canada, of which Byrne is coincidentally president. Then there’s“entrepreneur-activist”Rob Metzinger, president of something called Safe Living Technologies Inc. He doesn’t run a lurid scare website but he has appeared on CBC and CTV as some sort of authority. (The main hazard emanating from TVs these days is bad information.) As the election approaches, a fight is gearing up between the NDP and the BC Green Party for the ignorant, superstitious and angry vote. The Greens in particular have damaged their credibility in a desperate bid to quiet their own tinfoil-chapeau wing. There are bozo eruptions ahead. I’ll have more on that in a future column. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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The Editor, Re. “$7.5M in the hole, SD43 looks for cuts” (The Tri-City News, Jan. 18). I am very concerned about the $7.5-million deficit in School District 43. Having read your article and reading the responses of the seven school trustees, it appears none of them knows what they are talking about or even know what had hit them. Were they sleeping? It

only shows how incompetent they are. None of the trustees who answered The TriCity News’ questions gave any straight answers. This is a responsible position and should be taken seriously. Failure to do their work will only cost taxpayers more money. The whole lot should be fired. Roger Mehdirata, Coquitlam

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The Tri-City News attempted to ask all nine board of education trustees about School District 43’s deficit. The respon ses of the seven who responded are below:

Today, trustees are still trying to figure out what happened and how it will impact next year’s district operating budget. According to Grant, the district found out after its student head count in the fall that there were 223 “We probably should ask fewer middle and high “It came late in the year and more questions. You go over school students than exeverybody was shocked, pected and the district also this during the year and got $200,000 less in provinand it was, I guess, as you’re pretty confident in cial holdback money than [CUPE Local 561 president] what you’re doing and the was expected for a loss in Dave Ginter said, it was revenue of $1.7 million. information you get you go Compounding the probthe fall off of the enrolment by. I’m sure we’re going to lem, according to Grant, is numbers and the impact be more conservative next time around less money than expected that had.” from fees that foreign stuand hopefully we don’t have any staff laydents pay to attend school offs. That’s a big worry.” here and reduced rental and investment income — another $1.3 million. The district is also spending $3 million in salaries that are not funded by the Ministry of Education. But Grant said some of the overspending is due to an increase in elementary school students, who require smaller classes, plus program expansion to boost achievement, support special needs and create smaller classes in alternative programs such as CABE (Coquitlam Alternative Basic Education), plus addition of new programs. “The accountability rests Next week, Grant will “I don’t think it’s a matter of plead his case with deputy on the board to be fiscally fault, I think this is a matter education minister James responsible and accountGordon, he told the board. of numbers. We deal with able... As far as we knew, “They will argue we numbers all the time — should have made better we were in a very good they go up and down... At decisions and they may be position... There are a lot of right,” Grant told the board the point when there seems unknown factors between of education. to be no other number now and with the election [and the Feb. “We will argue we make 6 changes, at that point, we’ll have to make decisions to support the provincial budget]. I would not at all be learners in this district some hard decisions.” surprised to see an injection of cash.” to retain staff to use our holdback, to use surpluses to fund a district that we thought was important during school hours are and extra expenses. They when an amended and to support.” planned. budget culations. noted the district is chroni- has (Grant did not return to be passed. Teachers will now have Trustees only found cally underfunded and remessages left Wednesday to do “The situation may not professional devel- ceives the out in November that fiand Thursday before The be as dire as projected at opment outside regular student lowest grant per nances weren’t as rosy as in the province. Tri-City News’ print deadthe moment,”Hyndes said. school hours, Grant said, expected, and staff have But they also admitted line.) acknowledging that this they been crunching the nummay not have asked change may affect teachbers ever since, trying enough or the right quesOne p ers’ ability to be on learntions about financial pro- identified r o b l e m s h e to sort out all the facts. Fixing the problem will is that the dising teams that help stu- jections, Hyndes didn’t rule out the or were too quick now require $5 million in trict didn’t get credit for possibility dents. to spend provincial hold- $2 of running a cuts, Grant said, and he million it spends on deficit The district will also not back and paying it back funds, which have smaller classes pledged to cut “stuff not replace some positions been and special gradually, as Langley’s inconsistent at best. staff” with a lengthy list of needs support over and school that have gone unfilled. district has (see Melissa Hyndes, the above trimming in supply budprovincial funding sidebar), While both the CTA board if the savings chair and a Port and wasn’t gets and discretionary and CUPE able to shift are skeptical Moody trustee, don’t pan out. spending, as well as savheld out those funds into that the cuts will work, hope other Such a financial plan the district will reings through attrition. areas when it received will there are also many ques- ceive affect the coming budan infusion of cash $3.1 million Although none of the tions as to how the district get for 2013/’14. Hyndes in the Feb. 6 provincial Improvement in Learning cuts have been costed for produced Funds. such a large budget, and said nobody should come will get the the public, reductions in deficit. But she denied that to the board with a wish rest of its holdback grant. overtime, draw time and a trustees passed Trustees interviewed by a too-rich list. She also said school budget “drastic” reduction in rein May with “roseThe Tri-City News blamed finances, “We are not in a posiwhich are typi- coloured glasses” lease time to pay substithe problem on a “perfect and said tion to give to anyone,” cally very fluid, could imshe tutes so teachers can do in the past, SD43’s admin- said, storm” of projections that “unless a miracle happrove before the end of the istration professional development turned has been spot-on pens.” out to be wrong year — or before Feb. 26 with projections and caldstrandberg@tr

Gail Alty, Coquitlam

Brian Robinson, Coquitlam

Gerri Wallis, Coquitlam Did not return calls.

John Keryluk, Port Coquitlam Did not return calls.

Melissa Hyndes, Port Moody

Keith Watkins, Port Moody

Diane Sowden, Coquitlam

“I think also the fact that we had declining enrolment of 223 students was a big one but I’m still not really sure what that means. Were those students never there or were there reasons that we lost them? That is something we need into as a board to make sure we don’t to dig make the same mistake in the future.”

Judy Shirra, Port Coquitlam

“We’re only as good as the questions we asked and obviously we weren’t asking the right questions. We have to dig a little deeper and, with staff increasing more then they expected as well, just the utilities [increasing], the benefits, everything at once, EI, CPP, everything started adding up.” “I think it’s a perfect storm in many respects. Last year, the information we had we thought we could count on and when we looked at in the brighter light, it wasn’t as good as we thought it would be.”

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ber playing “store” as a child. I didn’t think I was preparing myself for a career on Wall Street604-941and3838 neither did my mother — it was simply one of many childhood games. The recent snowfall brought out a number of kids with snow shovels, ready to clear driveways for a fee.  And I’m sure there is not one neighbourhood in our country that has never had a lemonade stand. I’m wondering if Ms. Cel 604 240 1927

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Jones and her mom had any discussion with the kids where those goodies they were “selling” came from. The literal translation of “entrepreneur” is “between buyers” — i.e., the middle person who is neither the producer nor the end consumer. Entrepreneurs would not exist without the producers of goods and services — the farmers, the workers. There would be nothing to buy or sell. Stores would T E A M

NW, Langley deficits

Coquitlam school district isn’t the only one in B.C. facing a deficit. The issue of overspending has been front and centre in two other school districts, New Westminster and Langley, and both dealt with the situation in very different ways: • Four years ago, Langley School District found itself with a $13.5-million operating deficit and was required to pay it back over five years. The issue was not without controversy as the superintenden t was fired, the board chair resigned and the district went through three secretary treasurers before the situation was resolved with the payback plan lion a year (almost complete). Auditor of $3.3 milGeneral John Doyle was also brought in to recommend internal controls.

look pretty unappealing without roads, water and electricity to serve them. Production of goods and services also requires www.rodandrhea.com natural resources, some of which are non-renewable within our lifetime and therefore need to be used wisely. No discussion or education on entrepreneurship would be complete or even useful without this understanding. Hanne Gidora, Coquitlam icitynews.com

• Last fall, it was revealed New Westminster School District was facing a $2.8-million deficit and the board hired a consultant to look into the matter. It has been seeking public input into how to make the cuts. The board is divided, with some manding the intervention of the auditor trustees degeneral.

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‘Miscalculation is what it was’: Grant By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News

Superintendent Tom Grant is predicting “shortterm pain” for School District 43 as it grapples with a projected $7.5-million deficit and said next year’s budget could include staff cuts if the district can’t rid itself of the shortfall by June. “We’re going to look at everything and I think we can make a huge dent in coming up with the $5 million,” Grant told The Tri-City News. “What we don’t have is certainty about that and we will be working with the [provincial education] ministry to look at options going further from that. “If we don’t reach our target, we’ll take a conservative approach to the next budget, which will probably mean reductions at all staffing levels,”he said.“I’d rather not have to do that.” The budget situation is a far cry from last year, when the board of education passed a budget with $270 million in spending, including new programs and more teachers. But Grant said the amount of money the district has to cut amounts to just .02% of the total budget and can be done if everyone works together. “We’ll get there,” he said. “We’ll get some short-term pain and I strongly believe

in this district in what it can do in the area of teaching and learning.” But he TOM GRANT conceded the district may have to come up with other options, including the possibility of running the deficit. This week, he hopes to meet with the Ministry of Finance in Victoria to talk about solutions. Grant, who is now acting secretary-treasurer after Rick Humphreys resigned due to medical and personal reasons, said the district’s financial troubles began with the revelation that 223 fewer students enrolled in SD43 schools than projected. Asked to explain, Grant said the district “lost” about 80 students but another 140 that were expected “just didn’t show up” — meaning SD43’s projections were way off. As well, an additional $200,000 in expected holdback funds — money the province keeps until enrolment numbers are confirmed — didn’t materialize, leaving the district $1.7 million short in revenue. To make matters worse, it was discovered that numerous other revenue and expense projections were wrong. For example, sub-

stitute teaching costs were about $300,000 to $400,000 higher than planned due to illness and leaves permitted for professional development, and international education fees [money foreign students pay to go to school here] were $800,000 less than expected. “These are all trend lines on four months of data. They can all improve over the next six months,” Grant said, adding later: “Miscalculation is what it was. When you add it up, it’s less than 1% on the overall budget.” Among the short-term fixes proposed to deal with the deficit is a reduction in supply budgets and discretionary spending, and leaving some positions in staff development and IT unfilled. But Grant said the district will be looking at other expenditures as well. For example, enrolment numbers for the winter/spring semester will be examined to see if adjustments in teaching staff can be made. Although optimistic overall, Grant was candid about what failure to achieve these targets could mean, including budget reductions and a running a deficit next year. “We will be in a restraint budget for next year and part of that will be reduced staffing levels across the district in every area.” dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Tri-City News Wednesday, January 23, 2013, A13

Coquitlam’s plans for outdoor pools change CCAC set for an expansion as part of city strategy By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

Two Coquitlam outdoor pools will close after a city study showed they’re too expensive to run given the number of people who use them. This week, city council unanimously adopted the Aquatics Infrastructure and Services Strategy, which calls for Rochester Pool and the Blue Mountain Park wading pool to shut down. Lori M a c K a y, Coquitlam’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture services, said outdoor pools in B.C. and Canada are becoming a thing of the past. And over the past decade, only a handful of new, stand-alone outdoor pools have been opened — the most recent one in New Westminster. Coquitlam is into a “new generation of aquatic facilities” that offers a better return for the tax dollar, MacKay said. As well, the city has to position itself as 100,000 more people will move to Coquitlam over the next 30 years. Prepared by city parks

managers and consultants, the high-level strategy for Coquitlam involves $60 million in new and upgraded aquatic facilities over the next 15 years such as: • building a new indoor pool on Burke Mountain; • converting City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) into a destination pool that is able to host regional and provincial swim meets, with an adjoining outdoor recreation amenity; • updating Spani Pool, at Mundy Park, with an outdoor leisure pool and/ or spray deck and water features; • replacing the spray decks at Burns Park (already in this year’s budget) and upgrading the spray decks at Town Centre and Blue Mountain parks; • and adding more spray decks at neighbourhood parks. Recreation manager Joyce Fordyce said the aquatics blueprint is a “flexible guide” and can be changed at any time. Currently, there are no pressing demands for infrastructure improvements.  City council referred the strategy to its 2014’19 capital budget process. Asked by Coun. Terry

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O’Neill about the potential partnership between the city and the YMCA, which is scouting the city for land to build a new community centre and pool, Fordyce said if it were to be constructed in Burquitlam, it would take the pressure off Poirier

and Spani as both are close to capacity. And it would allow the city to further stretch the strategy by two or three years, she said. The Aquatics Infrastructure and Services Strategy was conducted in conjunc-

tion with the city of Port Coquitlam, which gave more of a regional context to aquatic services, Fordyce said (Port Moody opted not to join). At PoCo’s Hyde Creek rec centre, the pool has seven to 10 years left before it reaches its maximum capacity, she said. Although Coun. Mae Reid didn’t vote against it, she was the only councillor critical of the report, saying outdoor pools are valuable to neighbourhoods. “Kids need to learn how to swim, especially in coastal communities,” she said. Last year, Reid voted against the city tempo-

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Series continues talk on bullying 5 sessions begin tomorrow with some answers

“We know there were 60-some questions that weren’t answered. We felt there was more to talk about... We need to talk more about it in the community and find common solutions to underlying concerns.” Joan Isaacs, a member of the Tri-Cities Joint Family Court and Youth Justice Committee

Bullying info series • Session 1, Jan. 24: Response to Oct. 24 audience questions, at Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam. Presenters: Cindi Seddon, principal founder: Bully Beware Productions; Shelley Hymel and Kim SchonertReichl, UBC Faculty of Education; Social emotional learning with Brenda Morrison, co-director for Centre of Restorative Justice, SFU; Aaron White, school psychologist in West Vancouver; and UBC adjunct professor, Jim Mandelin, youth advocate, author, public speaker. • Session 2, Jan. 31: Take Action Against Bullying, Kwayhquitlum middle school, 3280 Flint St., Port Coquitlam. Presenters: Seddon and Hymel. • Session 3, Feb. 7: Elementary andYouth Perspectives on Bullying, Alderson elementary school, 825 Gauthier Ave., Coquitlam. Presenters: John Goheen, Alderson principal; and Karen Moss, RespectEd program advisor, Red Cross. • Session 4, Feb. 28: Emotional Learning and Restorative Justice, Moody middle school, 3115 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Presenters: Hymel, Schonert-Reichl, Mandelin and Brenda Morrison. • Session 5, March 7: Safe Schools and Gender Issues/Bullying, Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow St., Coquitlam. Presenters: Seddon and White. Pre-registration is required at www.bullyingpreventionseries.eventbrite.ca. For more information or to pre-register for child care contact bullyingitendswithyou@gmail.com.

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conversation on bullying that reached emotional heights and galvanized a community into action following the death of Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd is being re-opened with a five-part series on bullying prevention beginning tomorrow (Thursday). The Tri-Cities joint Family Court and Youth Justice Committee is launching the series in the hopes of educating the community about new ways to consider and deal with bullying. Joan Isaacs, a member of the group, which deals with family court and youth justice issues through research, education and advocacy, said the first night of the series will continue where the last session on Oct. 24, 2012 left off. “We know there were 60-some questions that weren’t answered. We felt there was more to talk about,” Isaacs said, referring to the meeting held at Terry Fox secondary that drew an overflow crowd of about 400 people. Although it was planned months before Todd committed suicide after posting a harrowing video about bullying, the timing, so soon after the CABE student’s death, generated a huge response. On that night, just two weeks after the 15-yearold took her own life, participants watched the Red Cross film How to Help: A Youth Perspective on Bullying and quizzed panel members about the issue of bullying. Some even talked about their own experiences.” It was very emotional,”Isaacs recalled. Her group came away with the idea that more should be done so it planned the five-part series extending from February to March; the kick-off will be an oppor-

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Left: Joan Isaacs is a member of the Tri-Cities Joint Family Court and Youth Justice Committee, which is launching a five-part bullying prevention series in Coquitlam on Jan. 24. Right: The suicide death of 15-year-old Amanda Todd of Port Coquitlam was a galvanizing event in the discussion on bullying in our schools, online and in society in general. tunity to deal with some of the questions that couldn’t be answered for lack of time, she said. “We need to talk more about it in the community and find common solutions to underlying concerns,”she explained. The first evening of

the series, set for Jan. 24 at Coquitlam city hall (from 7 to 9 p.m.), will feature speakers from School District 43 as well as experts on bullying, threat assessment and restorative justice from UBC and SFU, plus a speaker from a coun-

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New year, new attitude? Take the challenge Beware – laziness and lack of motivation can scuttle your healthy resolutions

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t’s a new year and now it’s time for a new lifestyle. Black Press has partnered with Kin’s Farm Market to launch the Green Fighters Challenge in 13 Lower Mainland communities — including the Tri-Cities — which will follow participants over several months as they change their life and get healthy. One person will be chosen from each participating community to make a change and win prizes. The grand prize will be a cruise for two from Cruise Experts. It will be awarded at the end of the 13-week contest. However, one Green Fighter will win a prize each week during weekly challenges. But it’s not just the participants who will be able to win. Canadian Tire will provide prizes for readers as well as the challengers as part of their commitment to healthy living, and you are encouraged to check out the Green Fighters website to follow the participants’ progress and share your thoughts about how you are eating better and getting fit yourself for 2013. The Canadian Cancer Society has noted that changing just one thing about your life, whether it’s eating more vegetables or quitting smoking, can reduce your cancer risk. Kin’s Farm Market is pleased to be able to provide fruits and vegetables to the participants in the Green Fighters Challenge, as well as produce to every customer that will put you on the road for achieving your New Year’s resolution and a healthier lifestyle in general. The Green Fighters site will regularly include recipes, special offers and tips for making a change, whether it’s to your diet or fitness level. 2013 is shaping up to be a year of change for UBC student Ben Duenas. After spending most of his days during the last few years in a

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changes to the way she eats. “I found that I used to have a meal around 6:30 or 7 p.m. every night, but now I eat earlier, around 5 p.m. and then have a small salad.” The strategy seems to be working, Pannu said, as she’s already dropped 20 pounds. A recent poll of Lower Mainland residents, however, shows Duenas and Pannu may be in the minority. Results of an Ipsos Reid survey (commissioned by Fitness Town Surrey) released last month indicate just 14 per cent of people actually made New Year’s fitness-related resolutions last year. And of those who did, about two-thirds stuck to them.

Those who abandoned their healthy plans listed lack of motivation, laziness, and lack of time as their top reasons for abandoning their good intentions. When asked what would motivate them to continue with keep-fit resolutions, survey respondents said having more time would help, as would personal support from a trainer or nutritionist, or having someone to work out with. Others people said more money – to buy equipment or for a gym membership – might prompt them to exercise, as would a better schedule (such as a more flexible work timetable) or having a regular schedule or fitness program created for them. When asked how often they engage in sports or other exercise, just 20 per cent of poll respondents said they exercised between five and seven times a week, while 40 per cent said two to four times a week was average for them. About four per cent said they never exercise. Of those who do exercise, almost 70 per cent agreed they do so to lose weight. Also included in the survey results were questions about eating during the Christmas holidays. While 71 per cent admit they overindulged, 63 per cent said they felt guilty about it. Other figures indicated the holiday season and its overabundance of turkey dinners and desserts have had a clear impact on the urge to get back on a healthy path. Fifty-five per cent of those polled said they were inspired to get fit right before the holidays, an impulse that dropped by about 11 per cent during the holidays. However, more than 73 per cent of respondents said they were wanted to get fit right after the holiday season. For Pannu, it doesn’t matter what the statistics show, she said she just wants to get healthy – and look good. “I want to be a fitness trainer, so I need to have a six-pack,” she said, laughing. For more information or to apply to become the Green Fighters challenger for your community, check out www.kinsgreenfighters.com.

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ung Hay Fat Choy — Feb. 2 is the start of Chinese New Year. Also known as the Lunar NewYear, this festival is celebrated in many Asian countries, including Japan, Korea andVietnam. This year, we begin the Year of the Snake. One of the joys of living in Canada is that we can celebrate the festivals of many different cultures, whether we were born into them or not. And what better way to learn about this festival than to read about it with your children? Recently there have been many excellent picture books that tell the story of the Lunar NewYear to young and not-so-young children. Look for books that present the information about the NewYear in an entertaining manner. Hiss! Pop! Boom!: Celebrating Chinese New Year by Tricia Morrissey showcases each New Year’s tradition or custom with beautiful watercolour illustrations by Kong Lee. Similarly, Chinese NewYear by Alice K. Flanagan explores the history, customs and symbols as well as some of the changes in the traditions over time. Svetlana Zhurkina’s childlike illustrations add interest to each page. For the very young, have a look at D is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine, a charming alphabet book

using Chinese NewYear’s customs to illustrate the letters. Children who enjoy pop-up books will like Lucky NewYear by Mary Man-Kong with its interactive pages. For older children, take time to enjoy Moonbeams, Dumplings and Dragon Boats, with its festival lore, traditional stories, tasty recipes and interesting activities for this and other festivals throughout the year. If you want to learn about the Chinese zodiac and the fables behind the naming of the years, have a look at The Great Race by Dawn Casey.This story, with its creatively stylized folk art, is a retelling of the ancient legend about the Jade King, who decides to name the calendar after the animals. He holds a race to determine the order of the animal years. The story is also retold in The Cat’s Tale: Why theYears are Named for Animals. In this book, the cat, Mao, takes it upon himself to correct his little girl’s version of the story and retell it his own way. To get an overview of the meaning of each animal’s place in the zodiac, read The Dragon’s Tale and other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac; each page has a charming fable about one of the animals. As well as books that give us information, there are many picture books that simply tell a story about children and their excitement as they pre-

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pare for and celebrate the Lunar NewYear. New Clothes for New Year’s Day by Korean writer Hyun-Joo Bae is a delightful story about a little girl getting dressed in her traditional costume for the festival. Award-winning picture book A NewYear’s Family Reunion by Yu Li-Quong and Zhu Cheng-Liang is the poignant story of the love of a family separated by circumstances for much of the year. At the NewYear, Mama and Maomao welcome Papa’s return and prepare for all the festivities. For a longer story, read Long-Long’s NewYear by Catherine Gower He Zhihong, in which LongLong and his grandpa try to sell their cabbages PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: Offers valid until January 31, 2013. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on toyotabc.ca and that contained on toyota.ca, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. *2013 Corolla Sedan CE Automatic BU42EP-A MSRP is $18,040 and includes $1,590 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 0.9% Lease APR for 60 months. Monthly payment is $169 with $1,530 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $11,670. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.07. Applicable taxes are extra. **2013 Tacoma 4x4 DCab V6 5A Automatic MU4FNA-A MSRP is $31,925 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 4.9% Lease APR for 60 months. Monthly payment is $329 with $3,040 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $22,840. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. ***2013 Venza Automatic ZA3BBT-A MSRP is $30,450 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 3.9% Lease APR for 60 months. Monthly payment is $339 with $2,980 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $23,320. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. †0% finance for 72 months, upon credit approval, available on 2013 Corolla and Matrix. Down payment, first monthly payment and security deposit plus HST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. $6,000 Non-stackable Cash Back available on 2013 Tundra 4x4 Crewmax models. Non-stackable Cash Back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services lease or finance rates. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by January 31, 2013. Cash incentives include taxes and are applied after taxes have been charged on the full amount of the negotiated price.See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. Informational 72 month APR: Tundra Crewmax 5.06%. Government regulation provides that the Informational APR includes the cash customer incentive which is only available to customers who do not purchase finance/lease through Toyota Financial Services at a special rate, as a cost of borrowing. If you would like to lease or finance at standard TFS rates (not special rates), then you may be able to take advantage of Cash Customer Incentives. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or www.toyotabc.ca for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

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PM library displays peace prize winners Two students from Coquitlam’s Scott Creek middle school will have their art works displayed at Port Moody Public Library as part of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the contest in local schools and youth groups.This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. The theme of the 2012-2013 Peace Poster Contest was“Imagine Peace.”Students, ages 11 to 13 years of age are eligible to participate. This year, Barnet Lions Club chose Mary Mao from Scott Creek school as its first-prize winner; second place went to Alice Zhou, also of Scott Creek. Said Mao of her poster:“I painted national flowers from many different countries growing in the same soil.This symbolizes all the nations working in harmony which will bring peace to all of us.” All entries will be on display at Port Moody Public Library until Feb. 28. For more information, visit www.library.portmoody.ca.

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COMMUNiTY CALENDAR

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 • PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society’s PoCo Heritage Remembers When, 7 p.m. at the Community Archives, the Outlet, Leigh Square. Info: www.pocoheritage.org or 604-927-8403.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3 • Launch of Port Moody Heritage Society book “Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years,” 3:30-4:30 p.m., PoMo city hall galleria. Info: 604-9391648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org.

MONDAY, FEB. 4 • Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets, 1-3 p.m., Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St., Coquitlam. Ifigenia Fasogiannis of Service Canada will speak about services available to seniors and people with disabilities. All persons with arthritis and/or their supporters are welcome. Info: 604-937-0320.

JAN. 27: WALK FOR MEMORiES

• Investors Group Walk for Memories at Rocky Point Park, Port Moody; registration starts at noon, the 1- to 6-km walk starts at 1 p.m. Register online at www.walkformemories. com. If you want to volunteer, call Dawn Price at 778-938-2046. Tri-City walk is dedicated to Jim Boileau, a retired firefighters who worked in Port Coquitlam for 42 years. Funds raised support the Alzheimer Society of BC.

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Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo; guests welcome. Info: 604-4613474 or hydecreek.org.

• 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 attend and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken, 604-936-2998.

VOLUNTEERS • Volunteers wanted for new Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary thrift shop opening soon in PoCo. To volunteer, call 604-939-9594. • Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation is looking for volunteers with general 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

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• 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 must familiarize themselves with the Canadian Cancer Society’s programs and services in order to share resources and information with clients. They should also 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

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or Richard Chapman, it has been a serendipitous journey. Last September, the 16-year-old Grade 11 student at Coquitlam’s Pinetree secondary won an ensemble role in the upcoming production of Grease! Chapman was over the moon to be cast in the Treehouse Theatre presentation and told his mechanics teacher about Greased Lightnin’, one of the musicals most memorable scenes that centres around a wreck turned into a roadster. “I wanted that scene to be great,”he said. With the help of other senior students, Chapman stripped down a scrap vehicle, rebuilt the front end and painted it black with orange flames. Two months later, Musical Theatre 11/12 drama specialist Natalee Fera tapped Chapman to play the character of Kenickie, Danny Zuko’s best friend, Rizzo’s main squeeze and — most importantly — the owner of the Greased Lightnin’ car.“It was just magic,” Chapman recalled. “I was thrilled. It was like it was always meant to be.”

Grease! will be special, too for other Rydell High cast members like Avidor Manor and Robyn Crawford, who will play Danny and Rizzo in their Grade 12 year. Manor, 17, has been performing on stage since he was in Grade 8 at Maple Creek middle school. Then, he was in Anne of Green Gables. At Pinetree, he portrayed Mr. Sowerberry in Oliver! and last year was in 13 The Musical. Manor has been taking singing lessons privately for the past two months to tone up his vocal techniques for Grease! “It’s very nerve-wracking being on stage and having all those eyes look at you because you’re in the front with Sandy,” Manor said, adding, “The main thing is I make sure I know my lines.” Crawford, 17, is a little more confident about her appearance as she has an extensive background in the performing arts. At Pinetree, she played the Artful Dodger in Oliver! and Lucy in 13 The Musical; with CAPA, a Coquitlam dance school, Crawford was in Seussical and All Shook Up. She also teaches dance for the city of Coquitlam and has taken singing lessons for two years. Treehouse Theatre’s Grease! is a toned-down ver-

sion of the 1978 film that offers more PG content for a younger crowd, she said. As well,“it’s more of an ensemble show, not just all Sandy and Danny,” Crawford said. “There’s more between Rizzo and Kenickie. You see more with all of the couples than in the movie.” As for Cidney Wallesch, the opportunity to portray Sandy Dumbrowski is a dream come true. “When I got picked to play Sandy, I was like ‘Oh. My. God. I have to smarten up,’” the Grade 11 student said. The 16-year-old also has a varied resume, having acted with Theatrix and taking vocal classes for the past two years. In Grade 9, she was a stagehand in Oliver! at Pinetree and last year was part of the ensemble in 13 The Musical. Now, she’s eager to showcase her talent in the leading female role. “I’m excited to show everybody what I’m made of,” she said.“I love being on stage, not behind it.” • Grease! runs at Pinetree secondary school (3000 Pinewood Ave., Coquitlam) Feb. 7 to 9 and Feb. 14 to 16 at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets at $10/$7 are available at the school office. jwarren@tricitynews.com

Meet Henry and Alice Lane.  When playwright Michele Rimi first introduced them at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2002, the couple was trying to rev up its 25-year marriage in a swanky hotel room. Fast forward a decade and the pair are at each other’s throats again, this time about the state of their finances beside a campfire in the woods. Henry has lost his job and, as he spills the beans about how bad things are, Alice realizes they’ll have to slash their spending even more and axe their planned European vacations. Rimi said the economic pinch her protagonists face is a common story these days, especially as Canadian families are uncertain about their financial futures. “A lot of people are in the same situation,” the North Vancouver resident said. “Henry and Alice are middleaged, he’s out of a job and the stresses of money are developing. It’s a very truthful scenario in today’s world.” The Simon Fraser University grad said the topic will provoke many theatre-goers. As the drama unfolds, “they relate to what’s being said. They’re poking each other, nodding along. I hear sometimes there are big conversations on the road home.” But for many, her show also brings a much-needed dose of comic relief. “People have a laugh because they see themselves on stage. They know they’re not alone,” said Rimi, who has been married for eight years. see BONFIRE, page A22


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ADOB tries to be BC’s best An alternative, funk and ska band whose m e m b e r s a r e Po r t Moody secondary students has made the top 10 in a magazine competition. Last week, ADOB was shortlisted for Youthink’s BC’s Best Teen Band Contest by three judges. Other finalists are Collect Ball, DaniElle, How We Survive, Lucy Mistreated, Northern Rain, Roy Has Fire, The Distributors, The Flying Fishmongers and The

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This will be a relatively quiet year for Pigeon Park, the TriCity band made up of Centennial and Heritage Woods secondary graduates. The five musicians will be heading into the studio next month to record five or six songs they wrote together for their second EP. But, other than playing a few gigs, they’ll mostly be on home turf. It’s not such a bad th i n g , s ay s g ui tarist Kevin Okabe from Coquitlam. Since they formed four years ago, Pigeon

Catwalk Tickets are now on sale for one of Port Moody’s premiere art events of the year. The 10th annual Wearable Art Awards will be held at city hall (100 Newport Dr.) on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Port Moody Arts Centre, the show — which is happening during Port Moody’s 100th year — offers about 70 creative garments from local, national and international artists. Models will display the wares on a red carpet. Previous garments incorporated such mixed media as glass, welded steel and pop cans. The cost is $25/$10. Call 604931-2008 (ext. 0).

Fox Seeds contest. Their new EP “is a pretty good representation of the band so far and how we’ve changed over the years,” Okabe said of his co-workers Nick Weber (vocals), Artur Leppert (bass) and Hunter Elliott (drummer) of Coquitlam, and Logan Pacholok (guitar/vocals) of Port Moody. And after the EP comes out? Okabe said they’ll per-

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SD43 exhibit opens An annual exhibit featuring the art of senior TriCity students will open on Sunday. Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre will launch Emerging Talent XVI at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27, with judges Jerry Pietrasko, Eunice Hodge and Keith Levang — all retired SD43 art teachers — handing out awards for top entries at 3:30 p.m. The show, which runs until March 9, coincides with the second annual Emerging Talent Festival that showcases design, film, music and theatre from Tri-City high school students. The festivities run until 7 p.m. at ECC (1205 Pinetree Way).

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The marital woes of Henry and Alice arrived on stage in the romantic comedy Sexy Laundry. Then, time and raising children had taken a toll on their union and Alice was desperate to rekindle the passion. One weekend, she whisks her reluctant husband to a spa hotel along with some saucy material: lingerie, sex toys and a copy of Sex for Dummies. Rimi said the sequel, Henry and Alice: Into the Wild, was born after a camping trip with her family to Osoyoos. And since the Arts Club Theatre premiered it in 2012 on its Granville

Island stage, it has been remounted across Canada to rave reviews. As for her next project, Rimi is once again turning her focus on contemporary family, saying, “I like to see everyday struggles brought to life.” • Henry and Alice: Into the Wild runs at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 with six performances at 8 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 4 p.m. As well, Michele Rimi will lead a preshow chat in the lower lobby on opening night at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39/$30/$15 through the ECC box office at 604927-6555. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Soccer game turns ugly in Van By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy NewS

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating after a dust-up during a soccer match led to a Coquitlam man being sent to hospital with missing teeth and a broken jaw. Mohammad Mehradi, a coach of the Port Moody Metro Athletic club, said he was struck in the face by a member of the opposing team, the Vancouver Harps n’ Roos. Va n c ouve r Po l i ce Department Const. Brian Montague said police are investigating the incident and that a suspect has been identified. He added that while pushing and shoving are commonplace in amateur athletics, he has not seen an incident that has led to a police investigation. “Certainly, sporting events can get heated,” he said.“But to get to a point where the police have to get involved is pretty rare.”

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Collins leads SFU to second place By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy NewS

The Simon Fraser University women’s basketball team has grown accustomed to winning games in the second half of this season.

But last Thursday’s 89-58 victory over the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets was special for the Clan. With the win, the SFU team now sits in second place in the Great Northwest

Athletic Conference, a feat Port Coquitlam player Kristina Collins attributes to the team’s growing confidence. “We came out and showed we can be a confident team that plays together,” she said. “Everyone contributed

and it feels really good to come out in the second half of the season like that.” In Thursday’s win, the Tri-City athlete earned a double-double, scoring 16 points and recording 10 assists. She also contributed

to Saturday’s victory over the Seattle Pacific University Falcons, scoring 14 points in a game SFU won 83-63. The Clan had to play catchup on Saturday after the Falcons opened the scoring, but by the second half SFU was

comfortably in control. In the final half, SFU outscored the visitor’s bench 30-8. The team will travel to Nampa, Indiana, to take on the Nazarene Crusaders on Thursday, Jan. 24. sports@tricitynews.com

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Po r t M o o dy t a e kwondo athlete Riley Arnold took home a s i l ve r m e d a l i n the black belt division at the Canadian National Taekwondo Championships last week. T h e 1 6 - y e a r- o l d fought some of Canada’s top athletes in seven matches taking him all the way to the finals, where he fell short, earning second place. Arnold, who is a Grade 11 student at Heritage Woods secondary, has set his sights on earning a spot on the Canadian national team and will compete at the U.S. open next month. He is also planning to attend two European opens later this spring, which could qualify him to compete at the 2013 World Championships. sports@tricitynews.com

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The Coquitlam Express’ path to the post-season has become a little more grueling after racking up three more losses on the weekend. The Langley Rivermen, which dealt Coquitlam a 4-2 de-

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Rivermen rally slows Express continued from page 23

The team’s troubles continued on Saturday when they were routed 5-0 by the Merritt Centennials at the Nicola Valley Arena. Express goalie Cole Huggins played the whole game, stopping 39 of 44 shots behind a Coquitlam defence that couldn’t find an answer for the home team’s offensive push. O n S u n d a y, t h e

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empty-netter with 16 seconds left in the game. The Express will hit the road this weekend to take on Prince George at the Prince George Coliseum on Saturday and Sunday. Coquitlam’s next home game is not until Feb. 9, where they will begin an eight-game home stand. For more information go to www.coquitlamexpress.ca. sports@tricitynews.com

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6055 1002-1015 Alpine Pl 1102-1119 Barberry Pl 3-17 Campion Crt 1302-1323 Campion Lane 1202-1224 Cypress Pl 1402-1414 Dogwood Pl 1502-1509 Fernwood Pl 1602-1622 Hemlock Pl 999-1124 Noons Creek Dr

Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES INFRASTRUCTURE Technician, Servers (Kitimat, BC): CGI is looking for an experienced IT professional to work directly with our client and the CGI Client Service Manager on-site in Kitmat, BC! This position will support an environment of about 70 HP, IBM and Dell servers in a complex virtualized network environment including Exchange, Active Directory and a clustering solution. The full description can be viewed at www.cgi.com/careers Requisition #: J1112-1110 Resumes to: andrew.gilroy@cgi.com

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVERS WANTED:

Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and BeneďŹ ts Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE SUMADIJA TRANSPORT Ltd. in Port Coquitlam is hiring 3 f/t LONG HAUL TRUCK DRIVERS with 1 to 2 years exp. and class 1 driver’s lic. Duties: perform pre trip inspection, maintain log book, load and unload cargo, follow safety procedures for transporting goods, communicate with dispatcher and clients, read road maps for directions etc. Working knowledge of English & Grade 12 grad required. Salary would be $23/hour with 40 hrs/week. Interested applicants can email resume with driver abstract to: dragansumadija@yahoo.ca

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9011 1015-1189 Citadel Dr (odd) 1123-1160 Earls Crt 2336-2498 Kensington Cres

8504 1189-1221 Brisbane Ave 804-826 Gatensbury St (even) 1205-1221 Lamerton Ave 801-836 Longlac St 9858 2900-2988 Cliffrose Cres 1493-1499 Johnson St (odd) 1400-1410 Planetree Crt 2962-2997 Robson Dr 2940-2962 Waterford Pl 6072 146-286 April Rd 2-27 Crawford Bay 2-38 Darney Bay 183 Roe Dr 8418 800-922 Austin Ave (even) 416-450 Blue Mountain St (even) 908-928 Charland Ave 903-918 Dansey Ave 406-450 Joyce St 9159 1815-1879 Coquitlam Ave (odd) 1817-1888 Fraser Ave 3127-3171 Frey Pl 1829-1872 Manning Ave 3032-3172 Oxford St (even) 1820-1880 Prairie Ave (even) 3035-3151 York St 8681 1000-1206 Corona Cres 2300-2359 Oneida Dr 9266 1326-1368 Chelsea Ave (even) 1308-1392 Halifax Ave 1217-1289 Lincoln Dr (odd) 3815-3876 Toronto St 1321-1388 Windsor Ave

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 caregiving@plea.bc.ca www.plea.bc.ca

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6042 201-261 Angela Dr (odd) 198-200 Mount Royal Dr (even) 1000-1181 Tuxedo Dr 1-9 Tuxedo Pl Other routes not listed may be avail. Please call to enquire. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation

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

HELP WANTED

Fire Fighters

ADULT CARRIER

With reliable car required to deliver The TriCity News door-to-door to households in the Tri-City area Wednesday & Friday.

The City of Port Coquitlam is accepting applications from highly motivated men and women who seek an exciting and challenging career with the Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services as a firefighter.

Call 604-472-3040 EXPANSION IN 2013

Information regarding our recruitment process, requirements, and instructions on how to apply are available at:

Burnaby Company Doubling in Size $2500+/mo to start. No Experience Needed. Must be 18+ Call 604-435-2345 or Email resume to info@skynyx.ca

www.portcoquitlam.ca/jobs

OPEN HOUSE Thurs. February 21 6:00p.m.- 7:30p.m.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Carriers Needed

SMALL PUBLIC PRACTICE P/T position Knowledge of Simply Acc’t & Quick Books. Renumeration exp. $18+. secciacctg@shaw.ca

1563 Regan Ave, Coq. 900 Sharp St, Coq.

(604) 936-7005 PATIENTS OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ sh@blackpress.ca

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Applications will be accepted until 16:30, Friday Feb. 1, 2013 New Year New Career! Up to $800/wk Entry level promoters needed. Room for travel and rapid advancement. Must be outgoing and avail immediately

Brandi, 604-777-2195

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted. No Phone Calls Please.

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MEDICAL/DENTAL RNs: INTERESTED IN PRIVATE PRACTICE?

BioClin Health Care is hiring casual RNs for our private infusion and injection clinic opening soon in Pitt Meadows. RNs must have exceptional I.V. skills and critical care experience. Starting RN salary: $38/hr. Fax resume to Shaazmeen: 1-866-276-2589, or email: careers@bioclin.ca.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE The City of Yellowknife invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions: Pumphouse and Liftstation Tradesperson - Public Works Department Competition #902-137 Closes: February 1, 2013. Pumphouse and Liftstation Maintainer - Public Works Department Competition #902-135 Closes: February 1, 2013. Building Inspector II - Planning and Development Department Competition #220125U Closes: February 1, 2013 Submit resumes in confidence by the closing date, to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT., X1A 2N4; Fax (867) 669-3471 or Email: hr@yellowknife.ca Please direct all inquiries to the above listed email address. For more information on these positions, including the required qualifications, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: www.yellowknife.ca or contact Human Resources at: (867) 920-5603.

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANICS Wanted for

SURREY

Fast Paced, dynamic shops

DUTIES INCLUDE: • Maintenance & Repairs • Diagnostics Of Trucks, Trailers, Forklifts & Hydraulics • Reporting • Inventory Control

QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong Command Of The English Language • 3rd or 4th yr. Apprentices • Certified Journeymen • Driver’s Licence • Self-Starter WE OFFER:

• Industry Leading Remuneration Packages • Full Benefits • Pension Plan

Please e-mail resumes: mechanics@supersave.ca

or Fax: (1)604.534.3811 EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning.. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

EXPERIENCED TRUCK PARTSMAN

Required for Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Position available in Surrey location.

Union Shop - Full Benefits Forward Resume to Annish Singh Fax: 604-888-4749 E-mail: ars@cullendiesel.com Growing construction company looking for labourers, CWB certified welders and Experienced heavy duty mechanic. Please forward resume with related experience to dean@henrydrilling.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: mike@megacranes.com or fax 604.599.5250

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

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SURREY School District No. 36 is hiring a Carpenter responsible for performing skilled tasks related to construction, repair, maintenance, renovation and facilities operations. A BCTQ for Carpentry, BC Drivers’ license and Grade 12 completion are required, and five years Journeyman experience in the building maintenance field is an asset. This temp union position offers a liberal benefit package and attractive wage rate. For more details and to apply by February 4th, please visit www.makeafuture.ca/surrey or www.surreyschools.ca and click on Career Opportunities – Support Staff.

• TRUCK MECHANICS • HOOKTENDERS • HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS • WELDERS • LOW BED DRIVERS

Required for a growing Lower Mainland logging company. Full Time opportunities.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 months Please fax: (1)604-796-0318 or e-mail: rick.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES

Borrow Up To $25,000

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

Cash same day, local office.

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

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HOME CARE

MOVING & STORAGE

BEST RATE MOVING C & C Electrical Mechanical

HOME CARE PROVIDER will cook meals, companionship for elderly. $18/hr 5 days/wk. 604-759-9677

604-475-7077 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.

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

604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS

604-787-8061

• Kitchens • Bathrooms *30 years *Licensed *Insured

www.metrovanhome.ca

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

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD - Est. 1989 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

(#102055) Bonded

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MACHINIST wanted for Maple Ridge Machine Shop. Red Seal w/CNC experience. Exp operating a Horizontal Boring Mill an asset. Email resume: mike@emmfg.com

PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

ELECTRICAL

Own A Vehicle? No Credit Checks!

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net.

PUT POWER INTO your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. Oncampus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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PHOTOGRAPHY

PROFESSIONAL photography services! Tired of typical cheesy photos? Let us show you the other side of photography, that you can’t wait to show off to your family and friends. Contact us today! www.thousandphotos.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

PERSONAL & SMALL BUSINESS RETURNS ~ 30+ years experience Call David 604 - 939 - 5539

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

Ph: 604-941-3277

3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed

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

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

Kristy 604.488.9161

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

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BAJ EXCAVATING DEMO, Sewer, storm, drainage, remove concrete & blacktop, old house drainage. 604-779-7816. PEDRO’S Contracting & Drainage. Landscaping, Water Lines & Cement work. Call 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back Filling, Trucking Reas. Rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076 HOME REPAIRS, renovations, plumbing, electrical, carpentry & painting. Reas rates. 604-945-7099.

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses “JUST A GREAT JOB!”

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

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

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Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643

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HOME REPAIRS

PLUMBING

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

If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSATILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

CONCRETE & PLACING

A-1 EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR. Quality job, senior rates, free est, residential, commercial. Refs. 15 yrs exp. No job too small.Call 604-476-0766

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

GARDENING

CLEANING SERVICES

Ph: 604-942-4383

www.pro-accpainting.com

RENO & REPAIR

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

EUROPEAN LADY will clean your house or office. 15 Years exp. Ref’s avail. Free Est. 604-468-0421

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Home Renovations and New Construction

F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

HERFORT CONCRETE

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

Leaks, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling, Painting, Caulking, Property Maintenance & Management. Jerry 604-720-0290

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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

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MISC SERVICES

Prompt Delivery Available

Borrow Against Your Vehicle!

• MONEY TODAY! • Instant Approvals • No Credit Checks • Privacy Assured

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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

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

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

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

Meadows Landscape Supply

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-465-1311

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

320 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ALWAYS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs, 20 yrs exp. Rain or shine.7dys/wk.Simon 604-230-0627

MOVING & STORAGE

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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DRYWALL

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 JMYK CONTRACTING LTD. Specializing in steel stud framing, drywall, taping, texture, t-bar, firerating, painting + general reno’s. WCB, Insured. Jay 604-722-6197

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HANDYPERSONS

RELIABLE. 20 yrs. Exp. Refs. Laminate Floor Installation/Base Boards & Trim Specials. Pls. Call Richard 604-365-1477

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Local & Long Distance

604-475-7077

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES TILING

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JOSEPH Quality Tile inc. www.jqtile.wordpress.com Ceramic tile installation and supply. Contact: Joseph 604-518-0068, Niel 604719- 2212

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PETS 477

PETS

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Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!!

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988 #1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339

TREEMENDOUS Arb Care. Simply the best choice for all your tree care needs. Specializing in structural pruning, reductions and removals. Ask us about decorative lighting options. Turn your trees into conversation pieces. Call: (604)562-3545 or treewarden@hotmail.com

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RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

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

RECYCLE-IT! Recycled Earth Friendly

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

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Free Estimates * Fully Insured

PETS

SUNDECKS 477

PETS

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, pure bred at Diesel Kennel, 3 male, $1500. each. Call (604)869-5073 BORDER COLLIE X, born Dec 5th, ranch raised, getting lots of atten. $350. Carol 604-316-4668 or email: carol@blackdiamondranch.ca Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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HOUSES FOR SALE

Jack Russell dogs, male & female. Looking for their forever family home. Must understand the breed. Great with kids, very healthy, shots up to date. $100 for both. 604-273-6270.

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

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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Bright 2 bdrm apt. Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping. Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx. 20 to 150 lbs. Call 604-302-2357

COQ NEW 1 bdrm bsmt new hm. Wash/dry. Near Lafarge park. $975 incl util. N/s, n/p, ref reqd. 778-8816047

SHELTIES 3 SABLE. 7 mo. old F. spayed & both shots. Two 3 mo old one w/white body & spotted. Loveable, sweet pups. 604-826-6311

STAFFORDSHIRE bull terrier, P.B. CKC registered. Staffies, only 6 left. Call Candace 604-780-4771

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

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

MISC. FOR SALE

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Sine 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING SALE... “THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm apt $1240 1 Bdrm + den $960 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

Call 604-944-2963 COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 40 yrs. (604)936-5755. COQUITLAM

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes

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

Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

COQUITLAM - Mundy/Kugler Ave. 1 bdrm + den. Upper level. Util inc. Shrd lndry. $750/mo. 604-931-0900

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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

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COQUITLAM

Welcome Home !

Call (604) 931-2670

PORT COQUITLAM

S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

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

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

Call 604-724-6967

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE 6,600sf. or 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. + 3N or 12,000sf. @ $4.25sf. + 3N 3 phase and single phase power. 3 bay doors 12 x 12. (604)941-2959

COQ Cntr, Ranch Pk, ground level newly reno’d 1100s/f,2bd,laundry,ns/np $1200. 604-727-7032

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:

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

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MOTORCYCLES

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AUTO FINANCING

HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM: SxS, 3 bdrm up 1 bdrm down, 5appls, 1.5baths carport NS/NP $1630. 604-931-3781.

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ROOMS FOR RENT

Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished 1 bdrm. shr’d kitchen / bath / living. Quiet Non-Smoking ONLY House. $450/mo. incls. lndry. 604.941.2959

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SUITES, LOWER

BELCARRA 1 bdrm waterfront suite with wharf & dock. N/S. N/P. $1000/mo +utils. 604-936-8205. COQUITLAM CENTRE 1300sf 2 bdrm 2 bath sep ldry & ent. prkg NS/NP. $1080/mo. 604-771-9628

POCO, N.Side 2 bdrm, bright, 1100 sf gr/lvl, sep ent, 4 appls, $990 incl util. N/S. Avail now. (604)945-7444 PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm grnd lvl Avail now. N/P, smoke outside ok. $800 incl utils/cable. 604-690-0564

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No pets ~ Ref’s req’d. PORT COQUITLAM; 1 & 2 Bdrm apts, $705 & $800, quiet complex, no pets, call 604-464-0034

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PORT MOODY: 2 Bdrm, 2 bath + den. $1500. NS/NP. Avail March 1. 604-464-1484 or 778-772-9815.

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

PORT MOODY: 2 bdrm, 2 bth condo, 5 yr bldg. Gym & party rm. Central loc. n/s, $1500: 778-882-4258

PORT COQUITLAM; 2 & 3 Bdrm T/H’s, $850 & $990, quiet family complex, no pets call 604-464-0034

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WESTWOOD Plateau Brand New 2/bdrm g/l, 6 NEW SS appls. Avail now. $1000 incl internet & cable + 1/3 hydro. NS/NP. 604-805-5645.

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PORT COQUITLAM. 1 bdrm suite. Full size bathrm. Private ent. Nr transit. $600/mo. incl hydro. N/S. N/P. Avail now. Call 604-802-2112.

2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available

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Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

PORT MOODY Mary St. 1 Bdr apt, laundry in bldng. Ns/np avail now. $850 incl water. Elisa 604-931-1651

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2700 + Sq Ft log home on beautiful west Sheridan Lake waterfront. $569,000. www.DarrelWarman.ca

If your combined monthly family income is between $2600.00 – $5500.00 you may be qualified for market rent.

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Attractive modern units, in a safe, all ages community. Amenities include, playground, on site laundry facilities & secure parking in a certified Crime Free Multi Housing complex. Close to schools and parks with shopping near by. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply).

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COQUITLAM, nr Coq Ctr $850/mo. 2 bd, new kit, 1 bath, shrd lndry & utils, NS/NP. Feb 1st.604-218-8164

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APPLIANCES

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Coquitlam 2 bdrm 996sf nr Coq Ctr College elem ament lam/carpet Feb1 $1295 NP/NS 604-941-3259

APARTMENT/CONDO

Polo Club Apartments

2 Bed Apt, Fully Renovated in over 55’s Bldg in Princess Cres, Coquitlam. Grd Floor, Parking Stall $1500 incl. Utilities. Non Smoking. No Pets. Unfurnished. Avail: Feb 15th or Mar 1st Call 604-808-1775

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

YORKIE X POMERANIAN. Two females, all shots, vet checked, dewormed. $650. 604-504-5438.

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

ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blue, 9 wks, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done $800 (604)308-5665

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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

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