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Crossley gets another year By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
The young man who killed Port Coquitlam’s Jesse Penner in 2006 will spend another year behind bars for an assault he committed in prison. Ryan Crossley, 22, was due to be released from jail last December after completing his full six-year sentence for Penner’s murder. Instead, JESSE PENNER he was re-arrested for assaults he committed while in prison in Prince Albert, Sask. On Friday, Crossley was sentenced in a Saskatchewan provincial court to one year in prison for what’s believed to be an assault on a fellow inmate. see ‘THE LONGER’, page 9
Reform tightens rules for dangerously insane By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
The Conservative federal government is pledging new justice reforms to indefinitely lock up highly dangerous mentally ill offenders who were found not responsible for their crimes. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement Friday in Burnaby and made reference to Darcie Clark, whose three children were killed five years ago in Merritt by
ALLAN SCHOENBORN her deranged ex-husband, Allan Schoenborn. The Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act tabled by the government tightens provisions for the release of offenders like Schoenborn.
CRIME TIME IN THE TRI-CITIES ■ Machete used in holdup at a Port Moody ATM ■ Stabbing late Saturday at Port Coquitlam apartment ■ Mounties are looking for the owner of some cash found in donated clothing: See articles on page 3 Courts will now be able to use a new category of high-risk mentally disordered accused. Instead of annual reviews by provincial review boards to determine if they’re fit to be
released, a judge can order the offender be held for up to three years before a review. And offenders with that designation would not be released unless a judge agrees.
The courts will also be able to ban provincial review boards from issuing controversial unescorted day passes to designated offenders. see CLARK, page 3
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Clark: Reforms will help ‘victims regain control’
Lawyers call for list of reforms By Tom Fletcher BlaCk Press
VICTORIA – The B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association released a report last week calling for more judges, more court services staff, more legal aid money and more mental health services. Kerry Simmons, president of the Canadian Bar Association B.C. branch, released the report at a news conference in Victoria on Feb. 5. Simmons said the association wants to put justice issues on the agenda for the May provincial election and it has been received with interest by the BC Liberal Party and NDP. The bar association, representing 6,900 B.C. judges, lawyers and law students, is seeking a long wish list of reforms, including longstanding demands for legal aid funding for family court disputes and a return to the 2005 level of staffing for provincial court judges. The B.C. government announced the hiring of nine new judges a year ago and Attorney General Shirley Bond also launched a review of the court system. Geoffrey Cowper, former chair of B.C.’s Legal Services Society, was assigned to examine why the court system was getting slower despite 13,000 fewer new provincial criminal cases than it handled in 2002. Cowper concluded the problem is partly because there are incentives for defence lawyers to delay cases, and a “culture of delay” that resists change. “During the review there was a general sense that judges and lawyers have their own, insulated sense of what constitutes timeliness and responsiveness,”Cowper wrote. He also found there is an average of seven appearances by the accused in a criminal case before it goes to trial. Asked about those problems, Simmons said there are pilot projects underway to expand the use of video conferencing in courts. Judges from out of town can preside over simpler procedures, such as bail or remand hearings.
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Schoenborn, who is in a psychiatric hospital in Coquitlam, is slated for his next annual review Feb. 15. “These reforms cannot undo the terrible things that have been perpetrated on victims like Darcie Clark and her children,” Harper said. “But they will help her and other victims regain control of their lives.” The prime minister said Canadians have been shocked to learn some violent individuals in detention for their mental illness have been given unescorted day passes despite still being deemed a threat to public safety. “Something here is very wrong,” Harper said. “The safety of the public must be the paramount consideration.” Provincial review boards will now be able to better restrict the movements of offenders it does release, by ordering they not have contact with victims or other individuals, and by ordering them to stay away from certain places. A coalition of mental health groups urged
Federal Heritage Minister James Moore, Stacy Galt and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, photographed Friday in Burnaby. Galt is the cousin of Darcie Clark, whose three children (pictured) were slain by Clark’s ex-husband. Ottawa to carefully consider the need to promote the recovery of mentally disordered offenders while pursuing public safety aims. “These changes will unnecessarily heighten the public’s fears, increase negative stigma
around mental illness and ultimately undermine the reintegration of [not criminally responsible offenders] without increasing public safety,” said Schizophrenia Society of Canada CEO Chris Summerville. He said offenders de-
clared not criminally responsible account for just 0.001% of all criminal charges and they have a far lower rate of recidivism — around 5% — compared to more than 40% for regular convicts serving federal time.
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Machete used in PoMo ATM holdup By Sarah Payne The Tri-CiTy News
A young woman withdrawing cash from a Suter Brook ATM early Saturday was threatened with a machete, according to Port Moody Police. The incident occurred on Feb. 2 just before 1 a.m. The 22-year-old woman had withdrawn $60 from the VanCity Bank at 121 Brew St. when a man entered the ATM area, brandished a machete and demanded the woman’s money. She threw it on the ground and he picked it up before fleeing. He was heard yelling “Go, go, go”
before getting into the passenger seat of a waiting vehicle. The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern or IndoCanadian man about 20 to 35 years old, with black hair slicked back. He and the accomplice fled in a vehicle believed to be a 2003 to 2004 Chrysler Intrepid. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Moody Police at 604-4613456 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca. Other crime news:
A man was treated
for minor injuries after a stabbing Sunday night in Port Coquitlam. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said officers were called by BC Ambulance at about 10 p.m. after a man called 911 to report he had been stabbed in an apartment building in the 2000-block of Coquitlam Avenue, near Oxford Street. He was treated in hospital and released later that night. Chung said the victim was able to provide information about the assailant and Mounties are looking for a suspect.
Did you donate big bucks to Big Brothers (but didn’t mean to)? Coquitlam RCMP are trying to locate the person who may have provided a more generous donation to Big Brothers than they’d intended. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, employees at the CoquitlamValueVillage store discovered a large sum of cash in a wallet among a clothing
donation that had just arrived.The donations had been collected by Big Brothers from more than 900 homes in the Tri-Cities, Langley, Chilliwack, White Rock and Richmond. “There is no identification in the wallet,”said Cpl. Jamie Chung.“We don’t know if someone had accidentally left it
in the clothing donation. “For obvious reasons, we are not disclosing how much money was found and would like to speak to the owner of the property.” Police are urging the rightful owner of the cash to contact Const. Kat Blach immediately at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2013-
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Lockdown practice at Tri-City schools By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News
School District 43 will be fine-tuning its emergency communications plan and co-ordinating lock-down drills at several Coquitlam schools beginning this week. The goal, according to assistant superintendent Julie Pearce, is to familiarize staff and students with emergency protocols and to establish a chain of command for distributing information. Beginning Wednesday, Gleneagle secondary will practise a Code Red — a full-lock lockdown — while nearby Scott Creek
middle will practise a CodeYellow. Pearce said the drills follow discussions with Coquitlam RCMP and Port Moody Police Department about proper procedures and is part of a long-term project in which all schools in the district take part in regular emergency drills. The latest round of drills follows a Code Red lockdown at Mundy Road elementary in December after students reported seeing an armed man walking through the school grounds. Police attended the scene but did not find a suspect and the lockdown was lifted.
The district’s social media co-ordinator said a meeting of police, school district and city officials (to be held yesterday after The Tri-City News’ print deadline) will establish a chain of command for getting out accurate information, especially online and through social media. Heather Escaravage said the district’s role will likely be to re-tweet information released by the RCMP. “We’re going to go with existing procedures,” she said. “It will be the police that will be the lead, and as the day goes on, at what point do we look at
“What we’ve asked [students] in Code Red is not to have their cell phones on. We don’t want to have cell phones ringing, we don’t want them talking.” Julie Pearce, SD43 assistant superintendent the communications.” Students and staff will also be discouraged from texting or using their phones, especially in a Code Red incident, Pearce said. “What we’ve asked them in Code Red is not
to have their cell phones on. We don’t want to have cell phones ringing, we don’t want them talking,” Pearce explained. But in Code Yellow situations, teachers will be allowed to check email for information.
After Gleneagle and Scott Creek practise Code Red and Code Yellow drills Feb. 13 and March 1, other schools will do the same in subsequent weeks: Citadel middle will practise Code Red on Feb. 25, Alderson elementary on March 6 and Cedar Drive elementary on March 7. Code Yellow is implemented when a threat is commonly outside of a school, such as a bear in the neighbourhood or a nearby police incident. Under Code Yellow, students are kept in their
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Haberger remembered as R’view crusader By Diane Strandberg
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A community activist and longtime School District 43 math teacher is being remembered as a passionate woman who often sang about what she believed in and worked tirelessly for the protection of the Riverview Hospital lands. Sue Haberger, 65, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at home, cared for by members of her family, including daughter Kristina, son Erik, her mother Liz Rowley, and friends, such as Ruth Foster, her teaching colleague who shared some of her ideals about saving the environment for future generations. “She was such, a really, really hard-working person, and she wore her heart on her sleeve for Riverview,” said Coquitlam Coun. Mae Reid, who worked with Haberger on the city’s Riverview Lands Advisory Committee for more than a decade. Reid said Haberger’s knowledge and passion fuelled the work of the committee, wh i c h s u c c e s s f u l l y lobbied the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Union of BC Municipalities to recognize the 244-acre
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Canada Foundation placed Riverview on its list of one of the most endangered heritage sites in the country. Coquitlam Coun. Craig Hodge, the committee’s current chair, credited Haberger with helping to raise the profile of the lands in the community
with her letter-writing and advocacy through the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, of which she was a director. “She was a citizen who wanted to make a difference to the community and one of the things she felt was the importance of Riverview to the community,” Hodge said. “She had a vision for those grounds — saving the trees and the buildings — and it was one of the things she was trying to work towards.” Haberger taught math at both Centennial and Terry Fox secondary schools, and spent two
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The single-lane Braid Street bailey bridge, which connects Coquitlam’s United Boulevard to New Westminster, will be closed for at least a couple of weeks because splits on two of its significant trusses were detected during a safety check Saturday. The bridge was scheduled to be closed Saturday for a structural assessment, the first one since 2007. City of New Westminster chief engineer Jim Lowrie said the splits were found where the two trusses were held together with steel pins, adding the problem would have been caused by “excessive loading” from all the heavy vehicle traffic that regularly crosses the bridge between the two cities’ industrial parks. Lowrie said the engineers conducted gamma ray testing on the remaining trusses to determine if they are suffering from fatigue and stress but the results won’t be known until later this week. Depending on those results, the city will review its options with the consultant and the bridge’s manufacturer. Those options could range from repairing the trusses to replacing the bridge. A ny r e p l a c e m e n t would require going to both New Westminster and Coquitlam city councils for approval because, although New West is re-
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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 bylaw. This meeting will be held on: Date: Monday, february 25, 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 item on the Public Hearing agenda.
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Bears are out and attracted to garbage. kitchen garbage and other attractants are inaccessible for bears, and noted there are links to Bear Aware pages on the Coquitlam and PoCo city websites. Tips and reminders include: • Avoid bear encounters by storing garbage securely and only putting it out the morning of pickup; keep barbecues clean, remove outdoor freezers and feed pets indoors. • Bears spotted going about their regular business — walking through your yard, trails or open
park spaces — should be left alone. Report sightings, including aggressive bears or those seen rummaging through garbage, to the Provincial Conservation Officer Service 24-hour hotline at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277). Each year more than 1,000 bears are killed in B.C. because of bear-human conflicts; almost all were attracted to neighbourhoods by improperly stored garbage and other attractants. For more information visit www. bearware.bc.ca. email@example.com
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A bear sighting in Coquitlam last week has police reminding the public to secure their garbage, no matter the time of year. The bear was spotted last Wednesday evening near Pinetree Way and David Avenue. Coquitlam RCMP and conservation officers responded and found the bear rummaging through garbage someone had left out. The conservation officer was able to scare the bear away using rubber bullets. “People have to realize bears find our garbage irresistible. It is a feast to them,” said Cpl. Jamie Chung. “If you leave your kitchen garbage out in unlocked containers, I guarantee bears will come looking for dinner in your neighbourhood.” He urged people to help avoid bear-human conflicts by ensuring
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The intent of bylaw 4376, 2013 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 4376, 2013 from RS-2 One-Family Suburban Residential to RS-8 Large Village Single Family Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate a subdivision comprising three (3) Large Village Single-Family lots.
How do I find out more information? Additional information, copies of the bylaw, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from February 13 to February 25 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaw mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430.
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Email: email@example.com; Regular mail: 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; In person: City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; Fax: to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015. To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure that you forward it to the City Clerk’s Office prior to noon on the day of the hearing. Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam.ca. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. Please note that council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning the bylaw described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Kerri Lore Deputy City Clerk
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Jesse Penner died in 2006 after being stabbed outside a house party in Port Coquitlam by Ryan Crossley, who was out on bail for several violent offences at the time of the killing. Crossley was sentenced last Friday for an assault he committed while in prison in Saskatchewan. TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTOS
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He’ll also be under a 10-year firearms prohibition upon his release. A trial is scheduled for April 4 for a second assault charge, this one involving correctional officers. “I’m relieved,” said Gord Penner, Jesse’s father, noting that Crossley suffers from mental health and substance abuse issues and has not taken part in any rehabilitative programs during his time in prison. “He should be in a secure mental facility,” Penner said. “The longer he’s off the street is better for all of us. Just because he’s served his full sentence doesn’t mean he’s paid his dues to society.” Since his son’s death, Gord Penner has campaigned for improvements to victims’ rights and changes to the justice system. Crossley was out on bail for several violent offences at the time he killed Jesse Penner outside a house party in February 2006; the former Douglas College baseball player was trying to break up a fight. Crossley was just 16 at the time but had already racked up 10 convictions ranging from theft to armed robbery and assault. At one of his parole hearings, the board noted Crossley had suffered two head injuries at an early age that may contribute to his violent outbursts. At 14, a psychiatrist diagnosed him as having severe conduct disorder.
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hings are clearly getting desperate for Lower Mainland mayors if they are seriously proposing a sales tax to help pay for public transportation in the region. The proposed TransLink sales tax would add up to 0.5% on to taxes already charged for goods and services sold in Metro Vancouver. At five cents on every $10 spent, such a tax would be modest — so much so that most consumers likely wouldn’t notice it — yet it will generate $250 million in new revenue. The fact is, cost-efficient public transportation benefits everyone. It facilitates trade, eases automobile traffic, reduces the need for costly freeways and, unlike roads, it is a user-pay system. In that light, the proposed tax makes a lot of sense. It’s an investment in our economy. But any new tax is politically poisonous, especially a sales tax. Just ask Gordon Campbell or Brian Mulroney. So for Lower Mainland mayors to float this idea, you can be sure of one thing: They are out of ideas. There are many reasons for Translink’s funding woes. One that rarely gets mentioned is that Metro Vancouver is a victim of its geography, and what makes it beautiful also makes it a nightmare to get around. Mountains, rivers and the ocean are pretty to look at but designing transit infrastructure around them is costly. We’re also nearly 4,500 km away from Canada’s seat of power, and, thus, we are an afterthought politically. This might be MetroVancouver’s most tragic geographical shortcoming. Of the 12 current projects listed on Transport Canada’s website as receiving federal money, seven are for projects located in the Greater Toronto Area, totalling more than $1.6 billion in funding. For all of B.C., the feds are contributing just $500 million, the bulk of that going to construction of the Evergreen Line from Burnaby to Coquitlam. No word on how a Surrey SkyTrain expansion will be funded. Metro Vancouver is not getting its fair share of federal transportation funding. We may have half the population of Toronto but we’re getting one-third the funding and our need is arguably greater. Before more taxes, it’s time for all levels of government to take responsibility for public transportation in the Lower Mainland. — South Delta Leader (Black Press)
Independents have a dream for voters of B.C. BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA magine a province where party leaders are chosen in an independently supervised vote, with 12-year-olds, dead people and pets prevented from voting. Imagine a province where roving gangs of influence-seekers aren’t allowed to join multiple parties — and the rule is actually enforced. Imagine a province where corporations and unions have to advertise in their own name instead of financing political parties and then disclosing millions in donations months after the election is over. Imagine a province where elections are held based on audited financial statements, not a collection of election promises that will be dismissed as a work of fiction by the new regime if the incumbent party is defeated. A cat joined the BC Liberal Party to support Christy Clark. Adrian Dix won the NDP
leadership with the help of bags of $10 bills stapled to new memberships. As parties go to online voting, multiple PIN numbers may be activated from the same phone number or the same address. These and other glaring problems with our party-based political system were highlighted last week in a set of reforms proposed by three independent MLAs.Vicki Huntington broke the party choke-hold on B.C. politics in 2009 by getting elected as an independent in Delta South. Bob Simpson was kicked out of the NDP caucus shortly after winning re-election for the party in Cariboo North because he dared to criticize then-leader Carole James for a lack of policy specifics. They were belatedly joined by Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen, who quit the BC Liberals in an orchestrated move to the BC Conservatives, and then quit that party soon after. Van Dongen does not have the credibility of the others to speak on integrity, given his self-serving party antics and his questionable decision to hire his fiancée and pay her one and a half salaries to serve as his
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Mayors must stop being sucked in on Translink funding The Editor, Re. “Polak undecided on proposed tax” (The TriCity News, Feb. 8). As P.T. Barnum said, “There is a sucker born every minute.” And it seems Metro Vancouver mayors are being suckered by TransLink’s demand for more money. TransLink’s shaky fiscal house can be blamed on: • gross mismanagement, which demands more and more taxpayers’ money to hide;
• building the SkyTrain and Canada Line lightmetro instead building with much cheaper LRT; • senior government interference; • and lack of public oversight. This witch’s brew of fiscal and planning incompetence has all but bankrupted TransLink and to send more money into the black hole shows political ennui by regional politicians, who seem to seek political oblivion by forc-
ing more taxes and user fees on an angry public. Do these mayors remember the HST debacle? Other than eliminating TransLink and starting anew, the region’s mayors should demand the provincial government, which ultimately controls TransLink: • Eliminate TransLink’s planning function and hire transit experts as it will get better transit planning and advice than from career bureaucrats.
• Plan and build modern LRT instead of SkyTrain as it’s both cheaper to build and operate and has the capability to carry more riders. Has anyone noticed at TransLink that no one builds with SkyTrain any more? • Make TransLink or a new transit authority autonomous from senior politicians and their lobbyists. • Have the new transit authority’s operating board made up of elected
members, one from each Metro municipality, elected during civic elections. It is time for Metro Vancouver mayors to find some moral backbone and stand up to TransLink (and for many, their political masters in Victoria) and say no to further taxes and let TransLink collapse under its sheer weight of its incompetence. It is time for the region’s mayors to be suckered no more. Malcolm Johnston, Delta
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A private member’s bill brought forward by a Tri-City MP that’s aimed to stop shark fin imports waded into Parliament for second reading this week. New WestminsterCoq u itlam MP Fin Donnelly, the NDP’s deputy Fisheries and Ocean critic, has been advocating for the ban for two years. His proposed bill has been supported by the cities of Coquitlam and Port Moody — both of which introduced municipal bylaws last year to ban shark fins from being possessed, traded, sold and distributed. In PoMo, violators face a $500 fine (Coquitlam has yet to set its policy).
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Higher gas prices from refinery closure doubted West Van mayor argues pullout would not be dire By Jeff Nagel Black Press
Not all local mayors agree the loss of the Chevron refinery in Burnaby would bring more pain at the pumps for Lower Mainland drivers. West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith, who has a business background as a petroleum distributor, disputes suggestions that the refinery, if closed, could force gas prices up sharply in the region because of the reduced local
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starve the plant of its supply. Smith doesn’t accept suggestions the loss of the refinery would lead to Canadian crude being shipped to China, refined there and then imported back. “It makes no sense,” he said, pointing to more efficient U.S. refineries just across the border in Washington state that get crude by tanker from Alaska and could easily serve the B.C. market. “There are three refineries 50 miles from the border with 10 times the capacity of the Chevron refinery,” Smith said. “It’s a hell of a lot cheaper.” He told Metro Vancouver’s regional
planning committee Friday he expects Chevron will eventually close the aging Burnaby refinery, but simply as a result of unfavourable economics. Smith also noted most B.C. gas and diesel now comes not from the Chevron refinery but down Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta refineries. Closure of Chevron in Burnaby would mean pipeline capacity that now carries its crude could instead deliver more refined petroleum to the region, he added. His comments came as Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan prepares to appear at a National
Energy Board hearing in Calgary next month in support of an application by Chevron for a guaranteed, secure supply of crude through Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. The refinery has recently resorted to trucking in some oil because it has been unable to outbid other users for access to the over-subscribed pipeline. Opposing Chevron at the NEB hearing is at least one of the Washington refineries that could profit from its demise. Corrigan said he still suspects China – with much weaker environmental rules – might be able to refine oil so
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Daughter writes, mom reconciles PoMo woman’s book looks at her mother’s life as a ‘home child’ By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News
n the top of a dresser in Pat Skidmore’s home in Port Moody, there is a black and white photo of her mother and father. They are standing on a street inVancouver or Victoria, smiling for the camera, locked in an embrace. The picture represents a happy time for Marjorie Arnison, who in May 1948 married Clifford Skidmore and moved to Coquitlam in 1955 to raise their family. The joy was shortlived. A few weeks after their fifth child was born in October 1957, Clifford killed himself after a lobotomy at Riverview Hospital heightened his depression. Patricia believes he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after working in the merchant navy. Marjorie was a single mother, bringing up “welfare rats,”as Patricia described herself and her siblings — all of whom graduated from Centennial secondary. But extreme poverty was nothing new for her mom. Marjorie had seen her own mother, Winifred, struggle as a single parent raising nine children in northern England. Her father,Thomas, lived in London and, occasionally, sent back some money from his odd jobs around the U.K. and Europe. In 1937, it was Thomas who sealed the fate for Marjorie, her brother Kenny and two sisters, Joyce (who would stay behind) and Audrey. With England calling for“young soldiers”to provide British stock and cheap labour in its colonies of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe),Thomas — it is believed — was hoping to take the financial pressures off of his destitute wife and signed away the guardianship of their four children to the Fairbridge Society. The decision, made without the consent of Winifred, hardened the family for years, writes Patricia in Marjorie, Too Afraid To Cry: A Home Child Experience, which
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Left: Patricia Skidmore and her mother, Marjorie, celebrate the release of her book. Below: Marjorie Skidmore shakes hands with then British prime minister Gordon Brown after he delivered an apology to home children in 2010. Above: Patricia Skidmore’s mother and father, Cliff and Marjorie circa 1950.
• Marjorie, Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience is available through Coles and Chapters bookstores, and online at amazon.ca. For a signed copy, email email@example.com. was published last month by Dundurn. “My mother never forgave her mother,”Patricia said, noting a visit to Canada in the 1960s was full of resentment towards Winifred for“giving up”her children. Patricia said she started thinking about writing her book in 1986, when she accompanied her mother to Fairbridge Farm School, near Duncan on Vancouver Island — an institution supported financially by the Prince of Wales and other wealthy donors in the early part of the 20th century. Marjorie spent five tough years at the farm school with Kenny and, later, Audrey, from 1937 to 1942.“When we visited the place, I was stunned. I expected there to be just
a gravel pit because that was the negative image my mother had put in my mind of it,”Patricia said. Instead, she saw lovely cottage homes, a chapel and other buildings full of an untold history. A decade later, while Patricia was pursuing her BA in women’s studies at the University ofVictoria, she told colleagues about how her mother was a home child and“nobody knew about child migration,”Patricia said. She started digging through provincial and community archives about the Fairbridge Farm.“It opened up a whole new world for me,” Patricia said, adding,“I had no idea about child migration and I was directly affected… It’s weird growing up with-
out a family history.” She wrote to her family in England to connect the dots. A poignant letter came from Joyce, who described how she felt being left behind because of her age, and not accompanying her three siblings to Canada. Twice, Patricia took Marjorie back to England to piece together her childhood and to meet relatives for the first time. And out of the blue, in February 2010, after 73 years of blackening out her early years, Marjorie got an unexpected gift from her native country. Following Australia’s lead, England formally apologized to the home children and for its child migration policy, which had been in effect from 1618 to 1974. Of the
118,000 home children accepted by Canada, 329 of them were placed at the Fairbridge Farm. But because the apology ceremony was done in short order, only two home children from Canada were able to attend; another 65 flew in from Australia and New Zealand. Patricia has a photo of Marjorie shaking hands with then prime minister Gordon Brown, who delivered the apology in Parliament. He recognized that “vulnerable children suffered unrelenting hardship and their families left behind were devastated. They were sent mostly without the consent of their mother or father. They were cruelly lied to and told that they were orphans and that their
parents were dead, when in fact they were still alive. “Some were separated from their brothers and sisters, never to see one another again. Names and birthdays were deliberately changed so that it would be impossible for families to reunite. Many parents did not know that their children had been sent out of this country,” Brown stated. The apology struck a nerve with Marjorie, Patricia said, and has started the healing process. Marjorie, now 86, is no longer ashamed of her past. In fact,“she can talk about it with a great deal of pride,”Patricia said. As for her book, for which Brown has written a foreword, Patricia said she has had“incredible reaction”from her
family, here and abroad. Recently, she received a letter of congratulations from Gordon Campbell, Canada’s high commissioner for England; Marjorie, too, has drawn a fan club in her hometown of Oliver, B.C. Still, her story isn’t over. Patricia has already written a manuscript for her second book about her mother, telling more about life at Fairbridge Farm School that couldn’t be included in the first book due to length. And she plans to unravel more history behind the Fairbridge Society, which is now under the auspices of the Prince of Wales Trust Fund. Said Patricia:“It feels like this has only just begun.”
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Some quirky teen reads A GOOD READ Vicki Donoghue
Get fit for good cause Feb. 23 A Port Coquitlam fitness club is joining forces with Carol Todd to raise awareness about bullying and support the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund. Th e f u n d r a i ser will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at X Club Fitness, 1533 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam. From 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants can join in yoga, take part in a spinning class, join a rumba party and have lunch. The tickets cost $12 and include a burger or hotdog and a drink. As well, there will be prizes, raffles and a 50/50 draw. All proceeds will go to the Amanda Todd Legacy Fun to support youth with mental health issues and combat bullying. Order tickets through PayPal at ctodd@ telus.net. Email Carol with your name, contact information and ticket number.
the book was written in a three-week span on a continuous scroll of paper, hence its breathless flow of words. Warning: This book contains drug use so is most appropriate for older teens or young adults. Other quirky books to read would include The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Catcher in the Rye.These are what the cool,“indie” kids were reading in the ’70s and ’80s, and are worth trying again with today’s teens. If the teens in your life want realistic fiction, John Green is the latest sensation. Many reluctant teen readers are drawn to his books and are wellrewarded for their efforts. His books are compassionate, well written and appealing. And they are
derful resources for teens with questions about their sexuality. In If I Stay by Gayle Forman, the main character must deal with a catastrophic accident that shatters her idyllic if complicated world. Tyranny is a graphic novel by Lesley Fairfield that deals honestly and sensitively with anorexia and bulimia, and would be a great book for anyone struggling with such issues. Other realistic fiction is more lighthearted. Swim the Fly by Don Calame follows Matt and his two best friends in their ridiculous quest to see a girl naked by the end of the summer. And Halifax writer Vicki Grant has been described as John Grisham for the skateboard crowd; look for her funny and thrilling books such as Res Judica or Quid Pro Quo. Many other fine realistic or quirky books are out there for teens to discover. We encourage families and teens to find what’s right for them.Try one of Port Moody Public Library’s book lists for teens or ask a friendly librarian for suggestions.
A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Vicki Donoghue works at Port Moody Public Library.
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Food featured at Share gala Food-lovers will get their chance to vote for their favourite dessert or appetizer at Share Family and Community Service’s annual fundraising gala, IMAGINE, held at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam next month. The culinary lineup includes numerous restaurants from the Tri-Cities and beyond along with a performance from the Underground Circus. Last year, IMAGINE raised more than $100,000 to help Share deliver its vital programs
and services to the TriCIties community and the organization is hoping to do the same this year. The fundraising gala will take place on Saturday, March 9 with early bird tickets being sold for $65. VIP tickets, which include access to the VIP lounge and the IMAGINE after-party, cost $100. For more information or to purchase tickets go to imagine.sharesociety. ca or call 604-540-9161. Those who cannot attend can donate online at donatetoshare.ca.
Rotary Clubs of the Tri-Cities WHY JOIN A LOCAL ROTARY? DID YOU KNOW? All Rotary Clubs have a “Guest Speaker” that comes to their weekly meetings. The speakers are from all walks of life, and are always interesting and educational. If you are interested in attending as a speaker, or as a guest, please contact one of Tri-City Rotary Clubs listed below. A schedule of our upcoming speakers is on each of our Rotary Club’s websites.
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Coquitlam Sunrise Member Malcolm Kennedy. Malcolm Kennedy was recently awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his extensive and continuing work in the community. He has become a backbone of the Coquitlam Sunrise Club and has contributed considerable skill, time, effort and no doubt money to the TriCities area for the last 28 years. Prior to volunteering his efforts in this area Malcolm was a very active member of the Kinsmen in both Kamloops and Penticton. In Coquitlam he could be seen cooking up a storm in fundraising activities at the Como Lake Fishing Derby, the Blue Mountain Music Festival and countless other events. He has been the Kinsmen’s president, director, registrar, and bulletin editor in addition to helping the Kinettes with fundraising applications. Malcolm has been a long time director of the Festival Coquitlam and the Teddy Bear Picnic and Grande Parade have grown to become popular community events under his watch. He has also driven the Coquitlam parade float for ten years attending up to 18 parades as far away as Washington State and Alberta. Another of his many volunteer efforts has been to assist the CF Ride to Conquer by hauling the trailer of bikes and supplies from Banff to Vancouver as well as cooking for the riders at their stops. In conjunction with Rotary Malcolm went to the Golden Triangle in Thailand during 2004, 2005 and 2006 to assist with hands-on building of facilities for orphaned or abandoned children and then set about engaging Rotary clubs throughout the world to sponsor and educate these children. The Rotary Club of Coquitlam was delighted to have Malcolm join the Club in 2007 where he has continued his busy beaver activities joining in many hands-on programmes from picking up trash in local parks, ringing the bells for the Salvation Army, packing Food Bank hampers to coordinating and encouraging the volunteers for Operation Red Nose. He has lent his many talents to serving as president, international director, weekly bulletin editor and has become the grant applicator extraordinaire helping the Club to raise funds for many projects at both home and overseas. His most recent escapade was to lead a team to Nicaragua for a hands-on project of building a school toilet block with flush toilets in addition to teaching English, art and sewing. Malcolm is a most deserving recipient of the Queen’s Medal. His pride was joined by two other Club Members, Bob McNary and Gideon Redman, who were proud to announce that their daughters were also awarded the Queen’s Medal.
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and paid for numerous containers filled with supplies to South Africa and Belize. The supplies are a great benefit to the needy in those countries. This support will continue this year as another 3/4 containers are planned. For more information go to www.rwhn.org or www.rotaryworldhelp.com
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• Women’s Connection Luncheon hosted by TriCity Christian Women’s Club, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Featuring: Kathie Lewis on “The Excitement of Consignment Shopping;” speaker: Gloria Law on “Wearing a Variety of Hats.” Reservations (by Feb. 11): Frieda, 604-9377198.
St., Coquitlam. Info: www. stampclub.ca or 604-9419306.
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• The Port Moody Heritage House Tour will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event starts at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) and will take participants to 10 heritage homes in the municipality. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Port Moody Station Museum. For more information go to www. portmoodymuseum.org, call 604-939-1648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENTS, KIDS • Parents, grandparents, and caregivers who want to connect with others who are raising children, gain and offer support and understanding, gain information about parenting and other concerns, free of charge, can join a parent support circle. Parent Support Services of BC runs a Wednesday evening circle in Burquitlam. The support circle is an anonymous, confidential self-help group for parents with children 12 years old and under. Info: 604-669-1616 or www.parentsupportbc.ca.
FRIDAY, FEB. 15
• Circle of Friends 50+ Singles Social Club, a fun group for 50+ singles looking for friendship and social events, meets, 7 p.m., at PoCo Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., to plan its calendar of events. Info: Nina, 604941-9032. • The Tri-City Singles Social Club meets, 7 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., Port Moody. The club provides an opportunity for singles 50 plus to meet new friends and enjoy activities such as theatre, concerts, dining, movies, day trips and travel. Membership is $20 per year. New members are welcome. Info: Darline, 604-466-0017 or Louise, 604-941-8897, or email tricityclub@gmail. com.
in a comfortable environment. Karen Tyrell, an experienced facilitator, will be hosting the meeting and be able to answer any questions regarding caring for loved ones. Info: Karen, 778-789-1496 or seniorcaregiverprogram@ gmail.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
• Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a “stamp game” – visitors welcome to participate; “swap and shop” happens at 7 p.m., the game (with prizes) after 8 p.m. in the community centre, McGee Room, 630 Poirier
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Known for witty and incisive presentations, Bill Millerd, Artistic Managing Director (Arts Club), shines a light on 40 years of making uniquely Canadian theatre. This presentation and dialogue will look at why the Arts Club has played a pivotal role in defining our region alongside supporting our young people and professionals in the theatre arts.
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• Caregiver Support Group meets: 10-11:30 a.m. at Maillardville community centre, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam; or 2-3:30 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. An opportunity for family caregivers of seniors in the area to learn and share common issues related to caring for an elderly loved one
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7:00PM
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Piano Trio op. 50 for violin, cello and piano Meditation op 42 no. 1 for violin and piano
• PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society meeting, 1 p.m., in the Gathering Place in Leigh Square. Speaker: Carl Larsen will be giving a presentation about the Queen’s Royal Jubilee. Guests welcome. Info: Pippa, 604-9278403 or www.pocoheritage.org. • Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of a Freemasons lodge room? The Freemasons of District 28 (Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge) are giving people an opportunity to find out at an open house at the DeWolf Lodge Hall (2660 Shaughnessy St.) between 6:30 and 7 p.m. This is event is a chance for the public to learn more about the fraternal order and its secrets.
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February 2013 Events Salon Speaker Series
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 7:30PM Violinist Karina Slupski and her musical guests Anna Levy on piano and Ben Goheen on cello perform works by three giants of Russian chamber music.
• Tri-Cities Parkinson’s Support Group meets on, 10 a.m.-noon, Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604945-2877. • PoCo Garden Club meets, 7:30 p.m., Trinity United Church hall, 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo. Speaker: author Sharon Hanna on soil conditions and planting seeds indoors; she will also be bringing copies of her new book “The Book of Kale.” Info: Michelle, 604-9423565.
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continued from page 19 • Ignite Choir at Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship is for kids 6-14 who love to sing, dance and act; the goal is to give children and youth an introduction to music and. The choir meets Wednesdays, 3:304:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 13. Info: www.erbf.com. • Family resource centre at Minnekhada middle school, PoCo, offers multisensory and math tutoring for students age 5 and older; mentoring programs for girls and boys are also available for older children/ young teens. Registration is ongoing and programs run throughout the school year. Info: www.ldafn.com or email@example.com. • Breastfeeding or pregnant and wanting to learn more? Looking for information or help? La Leche League Coquitlam groups offer informal, guided discussions and a chance to connect with other nursing mothers. New meeting location: Share Family and Community Services, 2615 Clarke St., PoMo. Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Women interested in breastfeeding and their children are invited to free monthly LLL meetings. Info: 604-520-4623 or www.lllc.ca. • Baker’s Corner Preschool is a parent-participation pre-school that offers play-based classes for three- and four-year-olds and is located in Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com. • Share Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop–in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play–based program for children up to five years old and their parents/care-
givers. Info: Azar, 604–9363900. • Parent and Tot Drop-in: open to parents with children from birth to 5 years old; offers safe and nurturing environment; children learn songs, stories and eat healthy snacks together; parents are full participants; free; open 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam, and 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Seaview elementary school, PoMo. Info: Arshia, 604-9376971. • Tri-City Family Place, a drop in centre for children up to five with their caregivers, is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (September to June), 2062 Manning Ave., PoCo. Info: 604-942-4672. • Share Family and Community Services parent support circle runs Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Mountain View elementary school, 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. Open to all parents, grandparents and/or caregivers. Participation is free and childminding and snacks are available. Info: 604937-6970. • Pleasantside Play Pals, a non-profit parentparticipation play group for newborns to pre-schoolers at Old Orchard Hall, PoMo; parents/caregivers invited every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. • Parents and tots gather to play and learn in a Jewish-themed environ-
ment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. Info: 604-5527221 or info@burquest. org. • Step By Step Child Development Society Family Resource Rooms open for drop-in at the following locations: Old Orchard Hall in Ioco Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m., Harbour View elementary school Monday and Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. and at the Blue Mountain Park Scouts’ Hall on Wed from 10-11:30. Call 604-9311977 for more information or visit the website at www. step-by-step.ca • Millside Family Resource Centre is open Fridays, 9-11 a.m. for parents and caregivers with kids up to 6 years; staff co-ordinate play, circle time and crafts. Millside elementary is at 1432 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. Info: Arshia, 604-5409161. • Mountain View Family Resource Centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. for parents and caregivers with kids up to 6 years; staff co-ordinate play, circle time and crafts. Mountain View elementary is at 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. Info: Arshia, 604-540-9161. • Drop-in for parents/ caregivers and children 5 and younger, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Birchland School Family Place, 1331 Fraser St., PoCo. Info: Westcoast Family Resources Society,
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604-941-7828. • Como Lake United church children’s choir for kids ages 6 to 10 meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: Elena, 604-468-2733. • Christian Service Brigade and Senior Girls Alive at Westwood Community Church, 1294 Johnson St., Coquitlam, invite youth 11-18 to join them on Wednesday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Battalion program. Info: Ronnie Tan, 604-9081847. • Autism Tri-Cities information and support group for adults with relatives with autism spectrum disorder. Info: Clair, 604-9395157. • Coquitlam Play Centre parent participation play group meets, 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-936-2303. • PoCoMo Mothers of Multiples club meets the third Thursday of the month. Info: Brenda, 604937-5534. • Simon Fraser Society for Community Living hosts Family Support, Education and Networking Group, for families with children with developmental or physical disabilities throughout the school year. For more information, please contact the Family and Individual Support Program at 604525-9494. • Parents Together is a mutual help group for parents experiencing conflict with their teen(s), meets in PoCo. Info: 604-325-0556.
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• Learning Disabilities Association meets the third Thursday of each month at the family resource centre at Westwood elementary school, PoCo, 7-9 p.m.
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recent BMO Financial Group study says three quarters of Canadians with an RRSP have already made or plan to make a contribution before the March 1st deadline. Unfortunately, 60% find the deadline stressful. Contributing to an RRSP doesn’t need to be traumatic. For many, simply changing their savings schedule can eliminate anxiety. But while it might be easier to make smaller regular contributions throughout the year, 49% wait until the end of each year to make a lump sum payment. Twelve smaller sums should not only be easier than finding one large sum right after holiday season expenses but paying by automatic withdrawal also makes it difficult to skip a month for an impetuous purchase. The investor no longer frets about funding and the retirement savings discipline is reinforced. Funding stress can be lowered further if the expected tax refund is received during the year. An employed investor can file a T1213 form, advising the CRA and the employer about their RRSP savings plan, and have tax deductions reduced at source to improve cash flow and make the payments easier. Regular RRSP contributions are also beneficial from an investment
RRSP and tax tips from CAs Tax season is beginning and that means British Columbians are trying to make sense of tax changes and how to handle their RRSPs. To help, the Chartered Accountants of BC have put together a list of handy RRSP and tax tips. This annual tip list is based on the latest RRSP and tax information. perspective because investors can take advantage of dollar-cost averaging, buying more of their investments when prices are low and less when they are high. Investing equal dollar amounts over a set period of time generally achieves a lower average cost and the worry about buying shares amid market excursions is decreased. It’s wise to think about the RRSP’s place among other priorities such as eliminating high-interest debt. If an RRSP’s benefits don’t support those goals it may need to wait. Acting on knowledge and planning is less stressful than making quick decisions and then wondering if they were right. Thought should be given to the way RRSPs work. For investors in higher income tax brackets, RRSPs make sense because their tax deduction is likely at a higher
This year’s tips fall under the following 12 categories: • What’s New for the 2012 TaxYear? • RRSP Matters • Investment Income, Gains and Losses • Employment Income, Deductions and Credits • Rest Estate Matters • Students and marginal rate than it will be when withdrawals are taxed in retirement. For those in the early stages of a career with a low income, it may be better to accumulate RRSP headroom until their higher marginal tax rate is higher. For the investor who has determined that an RRSP is the retirement vehicle they need, there is comfort in having the right strategy. It begins with examining the way in which the RRSP is invested. Generally speaking, bonds and other interest-bearing investments are best kept within an RRSP to remain tax sheltered while the most favourably taxed investments, such as those that produce capital gains and dividends, should be outside the RRSP. Asset allocation relative to age is an important consideration. According to the BMO
Education • Family Matters • Tax Matters for the Incorporated and Self-Employed • Retirement • Medical, Donation, and Other Tax Credits • Special Savings Plans • Filing Matters. The RRSP and tax tips are available at www.rrspandtaxtips. com. study, sixty per cent of Canadian investors have specific time frames or target dates to reach their financial goals and eighty-nine per cent agree that it is important to hold investments that evolve over time, becoming less risky as key life events approach. While that may be what the majority believes, only 49 per cent invest accordingly. At any stage of life retirement planning requires careful thinking. Don’t allow an investing process to impede your thought processes by introducing stress.
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ABOVE: JANIS WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS; AT RIGHT: COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT COQUITLAm
Above, visual artist Stuart Ward under the two screens where his digital art display will be shown for a month, starting tonight. At right, modern-day images of Port Coquitlam’s Mary Hill Road and city hall superimposed over heritage photos.
This is Port Coquitlam, then and later By Janis Warren
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magine the street you’re walking or driving down in Port Coquitlam 100 years ago. Stuart Ward can. For the past five months, the Vancouver artist has been absorbed in the city’s past — its buildings, its landscapes and the people who helped to shape it. Ward of HFour was hired by the municipality last fall to bring PoCo’s history to life. And with the help of the heritage society, writer Bryan Ness, technology expert Christopher Moreno, a photographer and hundreds of submitted entries from the community, he created a giant interactive tablet on the recreation complex’s glass windows as a way to mark the city’s centennial year. His display, titled Illuminating Port Coquitlam: A Digital Art Exhibit, which opens tonight (Wednesday), involves two “shows” that alternate every couple of minutes on two 9’ by 16’ screens — one facing inside, the other outside. For the first slideshow, Ward has historical photos that, when you walk inside of a box on taped on the floor, you can see your body shape appear with the modern-day scene inside of the same image. For the second slideshow, there are pictures, paintings and poems from the public about what the past, present and future mean to them; viewers can use a hand-tracker to guide
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At left: Kids in the lobby at the Port Coquitlam recreation complex try out Stuart Ward’s digital art exhibit; above, the two screens from outside of the Wilson Avenue centre.
them along the journey. Some of the community art came last December after Ward workshopped with Jennifer Shaw’s Grade 6 class at Citadel middle school and with Grade 11 and 12 art and photography students in Kelly Selden’s class at Riverside secondary.
As well, to bring a more pragmatic approach to the art project, Ward spoke with engineers working with the city to interpret how they want — and don’t want — the future to look like in Port Coquitlam. “And I was so surprised with the results because they were exactly the same,” Ward said. “The kids were very imaginative and said they wanted flying machines and lots of parks. The engineers, on the other hand, who have more of a knowledge-based approach, also want to see efficient transportation and green spaces.” Shaw said she appreciated being part of the
collaborative process. “It is so crucial to have students think beyond their bubble from time to time,” she said. “This opportunity was brilliant in achieving just that.” Selden also said her students liked the chance to see their work integrated in Ward’s centennial installation. “This very new and exciting technology inspired the students to search out old photographs of family members and then re-create them in a similar situation to show the passage of time,”Selden said. Yvonne Chui, PoCo’s arts and culture coordinator who helped to organize the digital art exhibit, said when the display was first installed earlier this month to test it out, kids at the rec centre “instinctively knew what to do. They got it right away and saw that inside their shape was a contemporary photo.” “The goal of this,” Ward added, “was to create a place where the past met the present and future. It’s a very engaging display that has no political message.” • Illuminating Port Coquitlam opens tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in the Port Coquitlam recreation complex lobby on Wilson Avenue. Attendees can meet visual artist Stuart Ward and residents and students who contributed to his exhibit. As well, attendees can bring their old photos or dress up in period costume to pose in a photo booth; the pictures may be included in Ward’s next digital art exhibit round this fall. The exhibit runs every night, from 6 to 9 p.m., until March 11. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Starting Feb. 20, you can make your mark — or rather, stitch — on Port Moody’s centennial. That’s when the public is invited to check out the wall hanging for the city’s 100th year and do a few stitches, too. The wall hanging has been a labour of love for Ann Kitching, Rose Kapp and two dozen volunteers who have been embroidering dozens of iconic PoMo images for nearly the past two years. Now, they want everyone to pitch in on the project during “stitch-ins” until March 1 at city hall from 2 to 4 p.m. “We’re encoura g i n g a ny b o dy from the community — you don’t have to be from Port Moody — to come and put a few stitches in there,” Kitching said. “You can put one stitch or a hundred.” Stitchers’ names and their home city will be recorded and included in the book of people who have contributed to the wall hanging. And there’s no need to know anything about stitching or embroidery, Kitching assures. S t at i o n s w i l l be set up in the Galleria with embroidery hoops and patterns on which people of all ages can add as many stitches as they like, with experts on hand to offer guidance. People will be able to get a sneak peek at the Stitching Our History wall hanging, but only a partial one since most of the 14-by-fourfoot piece will be rolled up. The big reveal is expected in September.
Wearable art on show
There will be at least 68 garments paraded down the catwalk at this weekend’s 10th Wearable Art Awards at Port Moody city hall. But, depending on customs, one or two more may trickle across the border by the time the performances happen. “We’ve had a piece from Israel stuck at customs for a month,” committee chairperson Ann Kitching said last Friday. “We don’t know what the
problem is, if it’s on the Israeli end or ours.” Other entries have come in from Australia and Germany as well as Canadian artists displaying a wide array for use of materials. For the 2013 exhibit, which is sponsored in part by The TriCity News, prizes will be handed out on Sunday for individual categories and for best use of silk (material of the year); best use of silver and gold (colours of the
year); best use of ‘100’ (to mark the city’s centennial); second life; student; and best in show. The public can also cast votes for the people’s choice award, which will be announced after a five-week long exhibit at the Port Moody Arts Centre that starts Feb. 23. • Tickets for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. can be bought by calling PMAC at w604-931-2008 (ext. 0).
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Valentine salsa dance Sway your honey away to Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre this weekend for the fifth annual Salsa and Latin Valentine’s Dance Night. Hosted by the Hot Salsa Dance Zone, the event on Saturday starts at 7:30 p.m. with dance classes. Tickets are $10 through www.hotsalsadancezone.com or $12 at the door (1205 Pinetree Way). Call 604-725-4654.
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Children’s entertainer Norman Foote isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Between September and December of last year, the Juno-award winner criss-crossed North America to perform 31 dates between Virginia Beach and Victoria, B.C. And this season, Foote has another 21 dates lined up spanning from Whitehorse to Oregon. Luckily for Tri-City audiences, the comedic Vancouver-based musician will be making a tour stop at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on Sunday as part of the facility’s family series. His matinee show will also have a local flair: Children’s choirs from Coastal Sound Music Academy (CSMA) in Coquitlam as well as at Blakeburn and Aspenwood elementary schools in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody will be joining him on stage. Diana Clark, who teaches performing arts at Blakeburn and is involved with CSMA, said the students have been learning Foote’s songs such as Slowpoke, Grandfather Clock and Zachary Zach for the past five weeks; they also have been practising their dance moves. “Not only do these
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Gleneagle student clinches gold in Emerging Talent A Gleneagle secondary art student featured on the front page of The Tri-City News last month has taken the top prize in the Emerging Talent exhibit. Mieko GrahamCarty clinched gold for her three mixed-media sculptures — Cernuous, Morrighan and Songbird — entered into the annual display, which highlights artwork from Grade 12 students in the Coquitlam school district. Gleneagle’s Travis Anderson took the silver prize while Pamella Pinard garnered bronze. The three top artists won art supplies donated by Colours Art Supplies and Framing. Meanwhile, for the second annual Emerging Talent Film Festival, Johnathan Kang and Trevor Clelland scooped the best film, editing and cinematography awards for their flick Fresh Tracks (Bryan Gregory won best performance in the same movie). The best original screenplay went t o Z a k h a r O k u n ev for Ecosystem of a Skatepark while best sound design went to Travis Anderson for Time Lapse. The best director nod was given to Anderson for Time Lapse, and Sam Massooleh and Riley O’Neill for Observations of a Self-Portrait. Time Lapse also won the audience choice award.
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A Pinetree secondary graduate will perform a piece about love in the first Valentine’sthemed Dances for a Small Stage 28. The event, running Thursday to Saturday at the Legion on the Drive will feature the work of Coquitlam’s Arash Khakpour. Tickets are $20 cash at the door (2205 Commercial Dr.). the suona, a trumpet/ oboe-like instrument, with the ensemble. The Feb. 16 concert at the CBC Studios (700 Hamilton St., Vancouver) marks the association’s 10th year. The Bamboo Shoots in the Spring show will be recorded
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While the chances of the Coquitlam Express making the post-season are statistically tenuous, the team did not show any signs of quitting on the weekend. The club snapped a three-game losing skid Saturday night against Surrey before defeating Chilliwack during an afternoon match on Family Day at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. Coquitlam also got some help from some unlikely sources on the weekend. The Langley Rivermen, the club the Express need to surpass in the standings should they hope to secure a playoff berth, were trounced 5-0 by Merritt on Saturday before losing 4-1 to Surrey on Monday afternoon. Coquitlam is now three points behind the Rivermen, a club that has three games in hand, but ends the season on a road trip to Prince George. Adam Rockwood was the Express’ overtime hero Saturday night after snapping a 2-2
tie against the Surrey Eagles in extra time. The game did not get off to a good start for Coquitlam, who spotted Surrey a two-goal lead, including a shorthanded marker and a goal from former Express forward Brady Shaw. But the home team was able to tighten up defensively and respond with a few goals of their own. Adam Rossignol got the team on the board in the third period and Malcolm McKinney tied the game 2-2 before Rockwood potted the winner in OT. Goalie Cole Huggins, who stopped 34 of 36 shots against Surrey on Saturday, was back between the pipes Monday afternoon, holding the visiting Chilliwack Chiefs to just one goal. • Coquitlam will play the remainder of the regular season on home ice, taking on Nanaimo this Saturday (Feb. 16) before hosting a match against Prince George next week (Feb. 22). Puck drop for both those games is 7 p.m. For more information go to www.coquitlamexpress.ca. email@example.com
PoCo’s Astle finds his calling in BCHL Tri-City broadcaster finds fame on YouTube after epic call goes viral Gary Ahuja
very play-by-play announcer has that signature call that stands out above the rest, one which becomes synonymous with their name over time.
When you think of the Vancouver Canucks’ John Shorthouse, what likely pops to mind is his ‘They have slayed the dragon!’ call in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs when Alex Burrows’ overtime goal eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks in a dramatic game seven of the opening round series. Or former Canucks’ play-by-play legend Jim Robson during the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals,
he said: ‘He will play. You know he will play. He’ll play on crutches!’ about Vancouver captain Trevor Linden following the team’s game six victory over the New York Rangers to force a seventh and deciding game for the Stanley Cup. Just 24 years old and Port Coquitlam’s Brandon Astle may have already had his signature call. The Langley Rivermen play-by-play
produced an epic call back in October during a dramatic last-second Rivermen 4-3 victory over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings at the Langley Events Centre when Austin Azurdia scored with 0.3 seconds on the clock to bury the winner. “No he didn’t! Are you kidding me? One of the most amazing goals you will ever see. This kid could run for mayor! Is this actually
happening? Toe-drag between the legs, top shelf over Thompson. SportsCentre get ready: that is the highlight of the year!” The YouTube clip of the goal went viral — at last count, it had more than 105,000 views — as Global, TSN, Sportsnet, ESPN, CNNSI and Yahoo all featured the goal on their websites or broadcasts. see ASTle’S, page 28
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Port Coquitlam Brandon Astle calls play-by-play during a Langley Rivermen game.
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“We have joked a lot about that goal call, but it was just a great example of how passionate Brandon is about the team and about the game,” said Jared Harman, the LEC’s director of business development. Harman brought Astle on board, first as his colour commentator on Langley Chiefs broadcasts, and then as his replacement in the play-byplay chair. “He brings an energy; Brandon has great enthusiasm when he does a broadcast.” Looking back at that goal now, a few months later, Astle admits he did not even remember what he said on air during that climactic moment. He does remember that Azurdia was having an outstanding weekend as the forward scored four goals and five points, including both game-winners as Langley took two games over Prince George. “I don’t know what got into me, but I just knew Austin was going to do something special,” Astle said. “He made that great move and that great shot and I don’t know how it popped into my head. It was totally spur of the moment.” “I just blurted it out,” he added. “I didn’t know how people were going to react. Thankfully, it was on the positive side.” Over the past couple of seasons — he began doing broadcast work for Langley in the 2007/08 season — Astle said his traditional call
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Brandon Astle got his first taste of doing play-by-play calling his friends’ road hockey games when he was 10 years old. Now 24, Astle calls games for the Langley Rivermen junior A hockey club. for overtime winners has been ‘boom, baby’ but for whatever reason, ‘this kid could run for mayor’ is what came out when he called Azurdia’s goal. “It was just a testament to how well he was playing,”Astle explained. “I didn’t think about it, I just blurted it out. And to be honest, I don’t even really remember saying it until listening to it after the game. “But the fans seemed to enjoy it (and) it is definitely something Austin and I are going to remember for the rest of our lives.” Astle has been calling games, in some sort,
since he was about 10 years old. It began on a Port Coquitlam culde-sac where he and his friends used to play street hockey. One day, he decided to do commentary as he was playing. His friends saw he had a knack for it and they encouraged Astle to continue, which raised his confidence. For the next few years, he intently followed broadcasters such as Jim Robson, Jim Hughson, John Shorthouse as well as others from around the NHL. “Right then and there, I knew what I wanted to do with my life,” Astle
pipes.” It can also be challenging on those games where he doesn’t have a colour commentator, leaving him alone in the booth. Astle is also constantly looking to increase his vocabulary by searching the dictionary and thesaurus to try to avoid sounding repetitive. He also watches or listens to other broadcasters for ideas. “When most people are watching a sport, they are watching the game, but I am really paying attention to what the commentators are saying and trying to learn from the best of the best,”Astle said. “I am not trying to copy from them but add their type of knowledge and stuff they say to the broadcast for when I go on the air.” And as for replicating his Azurdia call — Astle said he is constantly asked how he will top that call — he doesn’t have anything special saved in the back of his head. “I am not putting that pressure on myself,” he said. “If something amazing like that happens again, hopefully something memorable blurts out of my mouth.”
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Gym wins for 2 locals Two Coquitlam gymnasts have vaulted with wins at the Elite Canada meet at Sherwood Park, Alta. Last Saturday saw Robert Watson win the floor event in the men’s senior competition that was dominated by Saskatoon’s Anderson Loran. Other winners were Ken Ikeda of Abbotsford on pommel horse, Scott Morgan of Vancouver on rings, Jayd Lukenchuk of Saskatoon on parallel bars and Hugh Smith of Halifax on vault. Meanwhile, Shallon Olsen of Coquitlam clinched her second straight all-around junior title. Olsen placed first on vault, floor and uneven bars and was seventh on beam. She was followed by Heaven Latimer of Burford, Ont., and Aleeza Yu of Richmond Hill, Ont.
said. Fo l l ow i n g g ra d u ation from Riverside Secondary in 2006, Astle enrolled at Vancouver’s Columbia Academy, completing a 10-month broadcasting program. Upon completion of the program, he quickly found the job in Langley and has been thriving ever since. Astle also works as the Rivermen’s media relations officer and ticket manager. But his heart is in the broadcast. “I don’t even call it work actually, it is just a blast,”he said. Not to say it isn’t hard. There is the countless hours of prep time prior to the games, studying rosters and stats. Astle admits his memory is not the greatest, but once a player steps onto the ice, for whatever reason, he can recall everything he needs to about that individual. There are also the long road trips and the constant battle to make sure his voice lasts the entire season. In his time with Langley, Astle has only missed one weekend of games. One of the keys he shared was to have two or three bottles of water per game, “to lube up the
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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 8504 1189-1221 Brisbane Ave 804-826 Gatensbury St (even) 1205-1221 Lamerton Ave 801-836 Longlac St 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 6042 201-261 Angela Dr (odd) 198-200 Mount Royal Dr (even) 1000-1181 Tuxedo Dr 1-9 Tuxedo Pl 8206 1010 Alderson Ave 1001-1043 Brunette Ave (odd) 1025-1059 James Ave 205-236 Lebleu St 200 Marmont Ave 205-214 Nelson St 6097 1-18 Laurel Pl 1-49 Wildwood Dr 8307 622-770 Austin Ave (even) 435-449 Guilby St (odd) 408-449 Selman St 624-763 Sydney Ave 9726 2927-2930 Alvis Crt 1330-1372 Corbin Pl 2917-2979 Delahaye Dr 2934-2936 Lancia Pl 8109 201 Cayer St 8208 1413-1429 Brunette Ave (odd) 1304-1418 Cartier Ave 250-324 Casey St 1308-1410 Hachey Ave 308-1309 Laval Square 211-327 Laval St 320-325 Millview St 8454 936-946 Como Lake Ave (even) 835-929 Grover Ave 728-740 Hailey St (even) 834-925 Regan Ave Other routes not listed may be avail. Please call to enquire. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation
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GREEN HOUSE PRODUCTION WORKERS Picking planting packing. Early start. 6 days/wk $10.25 to start. Apply in person to the Greenhouse office w/resume: 13460 Rippington Rd, Pitt Meadows
A30 Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Tri-City News
GROCERY STORE PRODUCT SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Food Demonstrator 6-10 days a month in Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Price Smart, London Drugs and more! Job Description: You must be outgoing, able to work on your own, enjoy talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Demo Days: Sat. & Sun. mostly; some Fri. & Sat. - days vary with jobs but must be available 2 days in a row. Hours 11-6. Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Able to stand 6-7 hr./day • Own a car to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in North Burnaby.
Call JMP Marketing at 604.294.3424, local 30 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979
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PERSONAL SERVICES 171
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3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq.
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For further info call 604-451-6075 to view
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If your combined monthly family income is between $2600.00 – $5500.00 you may be qualified for market rent.
1 bdrm from $820
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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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2 Bedroom Apartments And 2/3 bedroom Townhouses available
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No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.
Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam/ Maple Ridge
Princeton Place Apartments
Managed professionally, this building is quiet, clean, and well maintained. A condo like building close to Skytrain.
S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking 1 bdrm ~ Avail Now $790/mo
HOLLY TREE APARTMENTS
PORT COQUITLAM, 1500 - 3000 sq ft. Ground floor commercial area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/ Shaughnessy intersection. Call 604-464-3550.
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1 MONTH FREE RENT!
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TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
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 515-525 Foster Avenue 2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed.
TOWNHOMES 3 Bedroom townhouse available immediately (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed. 3 Bedroom townhouse available now (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.
Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213
Very nice building in Coquitlam, super quiet and clean, well maintained and recently renovated, very spacious units, carpeted, rent includes heat, hot water and dishwasher, onsite gym and laundry rooms available 24 hours, secure underground parking.
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Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call (604) 931-2670
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Tree removal done RIGHT!
Available March 1
Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.
506 RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
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Lab/Shepherd/Rotti x pups, 3M/3F. vet check, dewormed, ready to go, $495. Call 604-864-1004.
Gas F/P, D/W, garburator, laundry hook-up, underground prk. Across from Elem. School. Walk to W. Coast Express. No pets.
ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $800 (604)308-5665
ENGLISH Bulldogs, 8 weeks, 2 female, 1 male. Not reg. $1800. email@example.com, chilliwack
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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
PORT COQUITLAM; 1 & 2 Bdrm apts, $715 & $815, quiet complex, no pets, call 604-464-0034 PORT COQUITLAM
1 Bdrm & den $835 2 Bdrm corner suite $895 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Cypress Gardens Apartments
1114 & 1132 Howie St. Coq. 1 bdrm from $840 1 bdrm + den from $1,015
1 Month Free Rent! • Central Coquitlam • Cls.To Parks & All Amenities •Underground Parking •Balconies & Patios • Available Immediately Your best choice for apartments!
PORT COQUITLAM newly reno’d 2 bdrm corner ste in quiet bldg. Onsite card lndry. Cls to amens, WCE, bus. $960 heat/htwr incl. Avail now. Cat neg. Ph: (604)942-4740 PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 2 Bdrm apt - avail March 1st. - Lrg, bright, incl heat, h/water, f/s, priv balc, window coverings. - Laundry & storage on ea floor. - Plenty of pkng avail. No Pets. - Wheelchair accessible
2232 McAllister Ave
PORT MOODY: 2 Bdrm, 2 bath + den. $1500. NS/NP. Avail March 1. 604-464-1484 or 778-772-9815.
Park Astoria Apartments
430-11th st. New Westminster 1 bdrm from $840 Ask About Our Move In Discount! Quiet, clean, professionally managed building with a fitness room, close to bus stop, skytrain, shops, schools and theatre.
604.521.8831 www.caprent.com firstname.lastname@example.org
PORT MOODY bright, very clean 3 bdr, w/1bdr inlaw ste, 1700s/f, 2 ba, w/d, awesome deck, 1 kitchen, f/p, ns/np, $1600 +utils. 604-469-9402.
HOMES FOR RENT
POCO: Brand new 2 bdrm coach home 1000 sq.ft. $950/mo incl lndry & hydro. NP/NS. (604)719-8667
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
POCO clean 3 bdrm rancher. Near school/amens. $1560. NS/NP, ref’s. Now. 604-805-2768, 604-931-1573 PORT COQUITLAM small 1 bdrm cabin, low rent for help on small blueberry farm, suit mature (retired) with handyman skills. Avail April 1st. No pets. Call 604-941-0037.
TRUCKS & VANS
POCO: Retail & Office, Exc. location on Shaughnessy St. Now avail. Bill (604)836-2494
ROOMS FOR RENT
POCO - furnished bdrm. shr’d kit. & living area. Quiet house. No Smoke $400/mo. incls. lndry. 604.941.2959
COQUITLAM Westwood Plat. 2bdr 1700 s/f, 5 appls, ns/np, avail now. $1100/mo incl utils. 604-944-1177. COQ. WW Plateau, 1,200sqf, Gdn Lvl. Luxury suite, 2Bdrs, 1Bth, 7pcs Appl. New wool carpet, int/cbl/utl. incl. 5 mins to Coq. Ctr, Schools, Transit, NP.NS. 778-389-6833 PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm grnd lvl Avail now. N/P, smoke outside ok. $800 incl utils/cable. 604-690-0564 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.
COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm townhouse, $965, quiet family complex, no pets call 604-942-2277.
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available *Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces
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.
~also apartments available~
RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. bcclassified.com
POCO, 3 bedroom Upper house, garage parking, yard, clean, spacious, laminate floors, washer, dryer, nice neighborhood and location. 1350. mt., no smokers and NO PETS. Available now. Michael 604 219-4694 10 am to 8 pm
PERFECT LOCATION In the City of the Arts! On-site Manager
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
*No Pets *Avail Immediately Move in Bonus - up to $500
Call 604-942-2012 www.coquitlampropertyrentals.ca PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938 PORT COQUITLAM; 2 Bdrm T/H, $870/mo. Quiet family complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034.
1993 CHEV PICKUP V6, automatic Will sell canopy sep. Truck & canopy $3000/obo. Canopy $700: (604)463-5413 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402
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