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PACs must speak: Hass Parents need to take role over funding, says DPAC pres. By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Insufficient funding is at the heart of School District 43’s deficit woes, says the president of the District Parent Advisory Council. And Heidi Hass Gable would like to see more provincial lobbying by parents’ groups. Unlike SD43 teachers and support workers, whose unions have been vocal at school board meetings about the district’s $7.5-million deficit, the local DPAC executive has been taking a waitand-see approach, Hass Gable said. She said it’s difficult for parents to comment on the specifics of district cost-cutting proposals, which have so far been limited to supplies, discretionary spending and substitute teaching costs. But she said parents worry about what the long-term effects of budget cutting will be on students, especially if a deficit needs to be carried over and paid back in future years. “Our concern is what impact does this have on kids,” Hass Gable said, noting that it’s early in the deficit-reduction process and the district likely won’t know the final number until the end of the school year. see NO BUDGET, page 6

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Chris Wilson of KidSport Tri-Cities will be collecting used sports gear starting Feb. 27 for the charity’s upcoming spring used equipment sale; proceeds from the fundraiser go towards sports registration fees for local children in low-income families. For more on the fundraiser and those who benefit from it, please see article on page 8.

Questions about missing woman Fariba Amani last seen a year ago on a cruise ship By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Nearly a year has passed since Fariba Amani packed a bag, left her Port Moody home for a sunny vacation cruising in the Bahamas — and never returned. She disappeared on the return leg of the trip

from the Bahamas to Miami, leaving her family and friends back home to wait. And wonder. “It’s so hard to know that someone you love is missing, and to not be able to go fight for them or do something more to find them,” said Fariba’s younger half-sister, Saloumeh Amani. Fariba, 47, was on the Bahamas Celebration with her boyfriend, 4 6 - ye a r- o l d R a m i z Golshani. He reported

her missing on Feb. 29, 2012 after the ship returned from its two-night trip between Grand Bahama Island and Palm Beach, Florida. He said he’d last seen Fariba at about 1 a.m. at the gift shop before he went to the casino. When Golshani woke up later that day, she still hadn’t returned to the room; he reported her missing when the ship docked. see NO NEW, page 14

Texting teen struck A young woman who was hit in a Port Moody crosswalk Wednesday night while texting was lucky to receive only minor injuries, police say. Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, the 18-year-old, who was wearing earphones and texting, was crossing St. Johns Street when a vehicle turning left from Moray hit her. “The impact vaulted the pedestrian forward approximately 4 m,”said Port Moody Police Const. Luke van Winkel.“Fortunately, [she] received only minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.” The driver stayed at the scene to offer assistance and was ticketed for failing to exercise duty to a pedestrian. Van Winkel noted it’s every driver’s responsibility to watch for pedestrians but reminded pedestrians to take their own safety into consideration when crossing the road. “Do not text and walk,”he said.“And pause the music when you’re crossing the road, keep your head up and look out for vehicles.”

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The methodical work of dismantling the old Port Mann Bridge is taking place on the Coquitlam side of the Fraser River, with asphalt roadway being removed first.

Piece by piece, old bridge is going Stories by Jeff Nagel Black Press

As commuters have become accustomed to the new Port Mann Bridge, work is underway on the old bridge, where workers have begun pulling up the asphalt on the Coquitlam approach. It’s the first phase of bridge deconstruction that will shift to the Surrey approach and finally the main bridge span in between. “That work has been underway for several weeks now,” said Transportation Investment Corp. spokesperson Max Logan. In each zone, crews will remove the asphalt and then the underlying concrete bridge deck, followed by the underpinning steel girders and, finally, support columns. Eight of the 10 lanes of the new bridge have been in use since it opened

in early December and the remaining two lanes won’t open until later this year. The old bridge’s approaches are being dismantled first because they overlap with the approach access for the final two lanes. “We remove the old approaches and then we’re able to begin the process to finish the final two lanes,”Logan said. He predicts the complete removal of the old Port Mann will take 12 to 18 months. “It will likely be sometime in 2014 before the final bits of the old orange arch disappear and the footings of the bridge are removed as well.” Kiewit/Flatiron is responsible for recycling steel and other components of the old bridge, and Logan said the asphalt deck surface may be recycled into other road work in the region.

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A Port Coquitlam man who was caught allegedly stealing lottery tickets from a local liquor store last month is now facing additional charges from three different RCMP detachments. Last month, Coquitlam RCMP reported the 37-year-old was a suspect in a string of robberies in Coquitlam, PoCo and Maple Ridge that had taken place throughout the 2012 holiday season. After he was arrested fleeing the PoCo liquor store, Anthony Bakker was charged with three counts of robbery with a weapon and one count of theft. Investigators have since added 20 new charges, including 10 robberies and two thefts that occurred in Coquitlam and PoCo, six robberies in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, and two robberies in Burnaby. Bakker has been in custody since his Jan. 4 arrest and is due back in court on Feb. 28.

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More than 640,000 vehicles have now registered with the TReO electronic tolling system for the new Port Mann Bridge. Project spokesperson Max Logan said signups have increased to at least 1,000 more a day as the Feb. 28 deadline nears for motorists to extend the $1.50 introductory toll discount until December. Those who don’t sign up by then will see their tolls double to $3 per crossing next month. And if they fail to pay the toll within seven days of crossing, an invoice must be mailed out and a licence plate processing fee of $2.30 will be added. That processing fee had been waived for the

Got guns? In June, police departments throughout B.C. will be collecting unwanted and unauthorized guns during a firearms amnesty as a way of keeping them out of the hands of criminals. But don’t plan to head to the local police station with an armload of guns. Anybody who wants to surrender ammunition and/ or weapons, including replicas, is asked to contact their local police department and provide a description of the items. Officers can then visit the residence to pick up the firearms. The amnesty program doesn’t apply to guns used for a criminal purpose.

first 90 days since the bridge opened in early December. A total of 400,000 accounts have been established as of Feb. 15, Logan said, noting corporate accounts cover multiple vehicles, sometimes dozens. “We are very pleased with the sign-up to date,”he said.

Logan estimated about 75% of regular users who cross the bridge have a registered account with a TReO decal, which makes it easier and more efficient for the car to be correctly identified and billed than if overhead licence plate cameras are used. He said it looks like

TReO will reach its goal to have 80% of regular users signed up by March. Logan said it’s still too early to say whether large numbers of motorists who would otherwise use the Port Mann are diverting to untolled bridges, such as the Pattullo. “The traffic patterns haven’t really settled down yet,” he said, adding traffic volumes on the Port Mann are close to the levels seen at the same time last year. He said the electronic tolling system is nearly 100% accurate in detecting the vehicles with the TReO decal but some detection and billing errors are turning up. jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Education talk for parents March 14 A UBC professor specializing in human development, learning and culture will be the keynote speaker at a parent presentation sponsored by Port Coquitlam’s Southside Family of Schools. Nancy Perry will speak

on “Supporting school success: Helping children develop independent and effective approaches to learning.” The event, scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Kilmer elementary school, will explain the

Tips to keep your car (and stuff) safer It’s that sinking feeling when you get to your car and find a window smashed, when your mind races trying to remember what was left inside to attract a thief’s eye. With the number of vehicle thefts down but thefts from vehicles on the rise, Coquitlam RCMP are offering tips on how to avoid being the victim of such crimes: • Lock your vehicle and put valuables in the trunk — or, better yet, bring them inside at night. • Consider taking your garage door opener and/ or vehicle registration with you, since those two items together can lead a thief to break into your home. • Thieves know that backpacks, handbags and briefcases may contain wallets, identification, laptop computers, tablets and other electronic devices. • After removing valuables from view, lock your vehicle doors to discourage casual thieves looking for easy targets and deter those who go into an unlocked car to look for a trunk or hood release button to steal auto parts or trunk contents. • When parking at home, always use the garage if you have one, and

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lock both your vehicle and your garage. Park in an open, well-lit place at work or at the mall. • Call 911 if you see or hear something suspicious, and try to get a description of the suspects and their vehicle — but do not confront a thief. “Most vehicle crimes are crimes of opportunity and, therefore, prevention is the key,” said Cpl. Jamie Chung, adding Coquitlam RCMP’s bike patrol volunteers hand out crime prevention notices when they see valuables inside vehicles. Police also caution that auto theft crimes are often linked to identity theft. For instance, an identity theft ring bust in 2006 found one out of every three stolen identity documents being used to create fraudulent ID could be traced back to auto theft files.

difference between selfregulation and self-control and how it can enable students to be more independent, successful learners. Perry will also discuss strategies for supporting children’s success in school. Kilmer is located at

COUNCIL MEETINGS Upcoming Events When: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Where: Port Moody Council Chambers, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody Times: 6:15pm - Committee of the Whole, 7pm - Regular Council Television coverage airs on Shaw Cable 4 at 9am on March 2, 2013. We’re now live streaming our Council meetings at www.portmoody.ca. While you’re on our website, sign up for Council e-notifications. Agenda packages are available at City Hall, in the Port Moody Public Library or on our website under “City Government”.

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3. 24-hour drop off - drop your 4. In person at City Hall, main cheque in the Finance drop box floor, 100 Newport Drive, 8:30am located at the rear entrance to City to 5pm weekdays using cash, Hall and the library. cheque, credit card or debit card. 5. By mail at City of Port Moody, Box 36, Port Moody, BC V3H 3E1

Centennial Wall Hanging Public Stitching February 20 - March 1, 2pm-4pm Civic Centre Galleria, 100 Newport Drive

The Centennial Wall Hanging is a community driven project involving over 100 volunteers stitching artist designs to bring Port Moody history to life. The piece is on display in the Civic Centre Galleria between February 20 to March 1 from 2-4pm daily. Stop by and contribute a stitch or two.

Heritage House Tours February 24, 10am-4pm Celebrate Heritage Week and our centennial with a selfguided tour of 10 local heritage homes. These homes represent the development of Port Moody’s neighbourhoods over the years. Enjoy tea and treats provided by the Moody Elementary PAC. Tickets: $30, www.portmoodymuseum.org. The wall hanging & house tours have been supported by the Building Communities Through the Arts and Heritage program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

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Port Moody Centennial Youth Arts Festival Call for Artists March 1 Deadline Ages 13-18 Do you have a band or would you like to exhibit your art at the Youth Arts Festival on July 26 & 27? Apply at www.pomoarts.ca/events or email portmoodyyouthartsfestival@gmail.com.

Happy Birthday Port Moody: Celebrating 100 Years of the City of the Arts March 2, 2:30pm and 7pm Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road Watch Inlet Skating Club members skate to popular music from the past 100 years. You’ll go on a narrative journey through Port Moody’s history. Tickets: $10/$7 children 4-12, Inlet Skating Club, inletskatingclub@gmail.com.

Living Heritage Centennial Event March 2, 1:30pm-3:30pm Civic Centre Galleria, 100 Newport Drive The Port Moody Public Library and Port Moody Heritage Society are bringing history to life. Visit with a Living Library host for a unique way to learn about our city’s past from long time residents. Transport back in time with the “Memories of Port Moody” listening station. Enjoy stories and images of life in early Port Moody and Ioco. Tea will be served!

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And there isn’t likely to be any relief in the budget proposed by the BC Liberal government Tuesday. Both the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC School Trustees Association say education spending will be flat even though cost pressures are mounting. Next Tuesday, SD43’s board of education is expected to approve an amended budget for the 2012/’13 school year that should go some way toward addressing some current funding issues. In the meantime, Hass Gable said, she would like to see parent groups be more proactive in raising concerns about funding issues in schools, pointing out that other districts are also facing deficits or cost-cutting. For example, she’s concerned the government isn’t adequately funding its personalized learning agenda, resulting in inequities where some school PACs can afford to pay for technology with fundraising while other schools lag behind. “How districts are being set up for technology to make sure we don’t have the haves and the have-nots,” she asked, noting that Lower Mainland parent advisory councils will be meeting in Coquitlam in mid-April to discuss issues of mutual concern. Meanwhile, SD43 is looking at gathering more input from parents on school needs with a new program called Thoughtstream which aggregates comments from email responses to a survey. Hass Gable said she

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What’s in a name? The funding has been sorted out, a suitable design to fit the steep slope has been finalized, water hook-up and other issues have been resolved. Now, the hard work for the $33-million middle school in Anmore begins: coming up with a name. School District 43 is seeking input on a name for the new building under construction in Anmore, just north of Heritage Woods secondary. It’s asking people to make submissions to the board office at 550 Poirier St., Coquitlam c/o Ivano Cecchini, or by email to iceccini@sd43.bc.ca. The deadline for name suggestions is 4 p.m. March 21. The school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. hopes Thoughtstream will make it easier for parents to comment on

financing issues dealing with the 2013/’14 budget. “It will inform schoollevel budgeting and PAC budgeting, and provide feedback to the district as well,” she said, possibly giving “a broader voice for parents [as to] what the concerns are.”

A demonstration of Thoughtstream will take place at the next DPAC meeting slated for 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 27 in the Gallery Room at Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Old gear can help kids get in the game By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

Clean out your closets, basements and garages of skis, skates and sticks to support a great cause. Starting next Wednesday, KidSport Tri-Cities will be accepting used sporting gear donations for its upcoming sale, a fundraiser that helps low-income families with the high cost of athletic registration fees.

The group’s executive director, former Olympic wrestler Chris Wilson, said lacrosse equipment and bicycles are especially needed for the March 9 sale at Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary school. “They are always popular items and tend to sell out quickly,”he said. Last year, KidSport Tri-Cities handed out more than 600 grants up to $225 each ($300 for hockey) — a total of about $125,000 — to local families wanting to register their kids in

a Sport BCother commuapproved activnity fundraisity. Nearly half ers, including of the applicaOperation Red tions received Nose, which is by the nonheld during the profit group in Christmas sea2012 were for son to offer safe soccer, Wilson rides home to said. revellers. Since i t CHRIS WILSON Wilson said started, KidSport Tri- KidSport Tri-Cities is Cities has aided more also backed by School than 2,000 children District 43 (it distributes and paid out close to KidSport information to $400,000 to subsidize schools for their newsletregistrations. The cash ters) and Thrifty Foods. is brought in through Currently, the grocery the spring and summer chain is donating $1 to gear sales as well as the organization for

every 4 lb. bag of Buck Brand oranges sold. Wilson said the two equipment sales are the largest money-makers, noting the last event in August 2012 yielded $17,000. Besides being a successful fundraiser for KidSport, the sales are a boon to parents; typically, about 1,500 shoppers attend, many of whom outfit a child for hockey for less than $100.

If you have used sporting goods to donate, you can do so from Feb. 27 to March 8 at: • Port Coquitlam recreation complex; • Port Moody recreation complex; • Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, Coquitlam; • Thrift-Opolis (2579 Lougheed Hwy., PoCo); • or Jim Pattison Hyundai (2385 Ottawa St., Port Coquitlam).

Items not sold at Riverside secondary will go to KidSport New West, which also has a March sale. Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the KidSport Tri-Cities sale is on March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is by donation or with a non-perishable item to the Share food bank. For more information, visit kidsporttricities.ca. jwarren@tricitynews.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION The City has received an application to amend the Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP) relating to the property located at 1595 Regan Avenue. The application proposes a redesignation of a portion of the subject site from “School” to “One-Family Residential” to accommodate a future single-family residential subdivision containing eight (8) lots adjacent to Como Lake Avenue. You are now being invited to provide input to Council with respect to the above-noted application. The City of Coquitlam will be receiving the input requested until Monday, March 18, 2013. Written correspondence can be provided in one of the following ways: • By email to clerks@coquitlam.ca • Fax: 604-927-3015 • Mail: City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2 • In person at City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way at the City Clerk’s Office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays (Telephone: 604-927-3010)

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A recent report by the city of Coquitlam, the Housing Affordability Discussion Paper, states that between 1991 and 2011, rents and housing prices in Coquitlam rose faster than household incomes. Over these 20 years, median household income increased by 23% while average rent increased 89% and average dwelling value increased 200%. The discussion paper projects a demand in the next 10 years for 4,000 new“below market” housing units in Coquitlam for higher need households, which would otherwise spend more than 50% of their income on housing. Such households are considered at-risk of homelessness. The BC Non Profit Housing Association recently predicted that within 25 years, almost 200,000 renter households province-wide — that’s 28% of all renter households — will require some form of assistance to make their housing affordable, an increase of 32% over current demand. It has long been recognized that a person’s quality of life is largely determined by their

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housing situation, affecting their health, employment and level of education. Adequate and affordable housing is an essential element for a healthy community and, as such, addressing the affordability gap should be a top priority. At the same time, housing affordability is a complex and challenging issue, and no single entity has all of the resources and the expertise to resolve it. During the 1970s, the federal government funded the creation of thousands of social housing units each year for low-income households across Canada. Cutbacks in social housing and related programs began in 1984 and, in 1993, all federal spending on the construction of new social housing was terminated as a deficit-reduction measure. Given the pressure on the current federal government to once again eliminate the deficit, it is unlikely the federal government is going to dedicate large sums of money to restart a federal housing program. Measures to address the housing affordability crisis will, thus, need to be spread

across all jurisdictions and include a variety of incentives, including capital investment, low-cost financing, tax incentives and regulatory adjustment. Durable solutions will require the collaboration of many partners, including government, the non-profit and private sectors, and First Nations. Currently, one essential element is missing to pull all of these elements together: federal government leadership. If Bill C-400 passes second reading on Feb. 27, it will proceed to committee for discussion and amendment. We need this discussion. We need the federal government to establish housing affordability as a priority issue and to bring a broad spectrum of partners together to work collaboratively to resolve it. What is a more appropriate role for the federal government than to provide the leadership to address a crisis in meeting the basic need for affordable shelter that is being experienced across our nation?

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FACE TO FACE: Should Port Moody rename Hope Street as Veterans Way?

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hind. As reported last week in The Tri-City News, historian Guy Black, well known for his efforts to honour Canadian soldiers, wants part of Hope Street to be renamed Veterans Way to commemorate those men and women in uniform who have defended and continue to defend our interests and values abroad. What a tremendous concept. My colleague opposite seems to think that it’s enough that we have a war monument in Ottawa and put aside one day of the year — Remembrance Day — when we pay tribute to our soldiers. But that is clearly not enough. We need to do more to ensure that future generations never forget our veterans’ sacrifices. I’d even take Mr. Black’s idea a step further. Let’s name some streets after some of Canada’s most storied war efforts: Vimy Ridge Way, Juno Beach Avenue or Kandahar Street. How about naming some streets after our war heroes? How great would it be to drive down Smokey Smith Street in Port Moody and have little Andy or Jimmy ask who Smokey Smith was. I don’t think Mr. Black’s request

is anything out of the ordinary; we already have streets and places in the Tri-Cities named after historical figures. I used to live on Pare Court in Coquitlam, which was named after Tony Pare, who was Maillardville’s first police and fire chief. In Port Coquitlam, we have the Traboulay PoCo Trail, which is named after Len Traboulay, the legendary figure who served as the city’s mayor from 1981 to 2000. These types of commemorations can enhance our sense of community and keep us connected to our roots. Besides, naming roads after significant people or events is more meaningful than naming roads after trees or geography. How boring is Pinetree Way or Pitt River Road? I am not suggesting we rewrite the maps all at once — that’s clearly not efficient — but how about a veteran-type street name per council term or just for new developments or landmarks? And Jim, maybe next week we can debate my petition to rename the Port Mann Bridge as the Gordon Campbell Bridge? Before my colleague opposite has a conniption, I’m only kidding… sort of.

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“How great would it be to drive down Smokey Smith Street in Port Moody and have little Andy or Jimmy ask who Smokey Smith was.” Andy Radia

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ort Moody council is pondering a suggestion to rename a portion of Hope Street Veteran’s Way in honour of the city’s veterans. Although it seems like a harmless, respectful thing to do, I’m not so sure it’s a good idea. First, Hope is not only an apt description of what veterans would want their legacy to be but, also, likely a proper name with historical significance. More important, abandoning it forVeteran’s Way is not a good idea because Canadians have traditionally balanced our appreciation for military contribution with a strong abhorrence of war. This street renaming suggestion is a small part of a bigger trend that threatens to change our recognition of military contribution from Canadian-style solemnity to American-style celebration. Coquitlam and other cities have already renamed streetsVeteran’s Way. In Langley, Highway 1 was dubbed the “The Highway of Heroes” in memory of Canadian war heroes. We have licence plates for vets and more and more of us put yellow ribbons on our bumpers, as if this were a controversial concept requiring constant evangelism. Suddenly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other politicians are prefacing every speech with a shout out

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Assessments not always OK but appeals are a pain The Editor, BC Assessment reported fewer assessment appeals for the 2013 assessments and attributed it to its success in fair valuation. I beg to differ. The truth is likely this: More people found the process futile and gave up in exasperation. Friends who went through appeals told me, “We gave up (sigh). You put in a lot of work and preparation but they won’t change or listen.” Today, I went through a panel hearing for the

first time and fully understand what they meant. Our block had three sales within about half a year of the July 2012 assessment date. They sold in the mid-$600,000 range but we were assessed at the low $700,000 range, which translated into an over-assessment of about $45,000. Most of the longtime (26 to 40 years) residents put in an appeal for the first time. Despite sales comparisons we presented, the panel had its mind made up and used arguments to support the assess-

ment. For example, one of the sold properties had a BC Assessment value of $691,000 for July 2012 but was sold for $647,000 in August 2012. BC Assessment discounted it as an estate sale that was undervalued. But when we pointed out another property on the same block sold for the same price range was not an estate sale, it was also disregarded. Our properties, like the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board price index for Coquitlam, went up by 4% from July 2011 to

July 2012. But we were assessed at an 11% increase? It was a waste of time for myself and the senior neighbours I represented in our group appeal. We came to the same conclusion that it’s useless to go through an appeal the way it is. But should we put up with an appeal process that does not give us a real voice? Should we all give up in frustration and let BC Assessment continue to trumpet this as evidence to its successful assessments? Selina Tang, Coquitlam

Shortsighted way to balance budget The Editor, I am very concerned that the provincial government intends to sell off assets to balance the budget. It is shortsighted to do so and will inevitably lead to future deficits and create a drain on our so-

cial fabric. Public facilities and lands are essential for growing communities. We cannot turf them for short-term gain, especially when British Columbia continues to grow. Public land allows us to provide the recre-

ational and social facilities that promote healthy communities. The current government’s approach is similar to the farmer overspending on an unnecessary glass roof for the hay barn and then selling off the back 40 to

pay off debts, leaving his children without an inheritance to maintain the family farm. British Columbians should speak out against this faulty method of budget balancing. Yvonne Harris, Port Moody

CONTACT Please send letters to: email: newsroom@tricitynews.com Phone: 604-472-3030 The Tri-City News welcomes letters to the editor. Submissions must contain name, address and daytime phone number. The editor reserves the right to edit for clarity, brevity, libel and taste. Send your letters to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

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For people living in PORT MOODY, BELCARRA or ANMORE who are looking for work, we’ve got some good news. The B.C. Government has announced an increase in the tuition cap for unemployed British Columbians accessing skills training through the Employment Program of BC. That means individuals receiving services through the Port Moody WorkBC Employment Services Centre at Training Innovations may now be eligible for up to a maximum of $7,500 in tuition funding for skills training. This change in the tuition cap will give people who are looking for work a better opportunity to develop and upgrade their skills. We’re committed to working with our clients to make sure they have the support and skills they need find jobs and take advantage of identified labour market needs. The Employment Program of BC, launched in April 2012, is designed to offer a full suite of employment programs to all unemployed British Columbians, including specialized populations, while ensuring quick and easy access through a single door. In our community and throughout the Lower Mainland, there are areas where the need for skilled workers is growing. If you are unemployed and looking for work we invite you to visit the Port Moody WorkBC Employment Services Centre at 601 - 130 Brew Street. Look us up online at www.PortMoodyESC.com or give us a call at 604-917-0286. For a complete listing of WorkBC Employment Services Centres go to www.WorkBCCentres.ca.

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Running firefighter tracks down driver By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

A driver who crashed into a parked car on Pinetree Way this week didn’t want to stick around to talk to police. Unfortunately for him, one of the firefighters responding to the MVA is a long-distance runner and was able to follow the suspect, who ran to his nearby home.

“One of our firefighters is a long distance runner and he stuck with him the whole way.” He added that firefighters do not usually chase suspects and only wanted to see if the man was hurt. “Our goal wasn’t to play police officer,” he said. “The individual might have had some medical issues.” The crash occurred

The address was relayed to Coquitlam RCMP, who said the individual is facing careless driving and hit-and-run charges. “They wanted to check him out at the scene for injuries,” Coquitlam Fire Chief Tony Delmonico said of his firefighters. “He started walking away and eventually began jogging.

at about 2 p.m. Monday when a Honda Civic collided with a silver Mazda that was parked at Pinetree Way and Robson Drive. Coquitlam RCMP Const. Jamie Chung said it appeared to investigators that the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed when it lost control and struck a parked car. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Dix promises review of pay parking at Metro hospitals But NDP leader says, ‘You have to find the revenue’ By Jeff Nagel Black Press

NDP leader Adrian Dix is promising to examine whether the policy of charging patients and visitors to park at Lower Mainland hospitals is appropriate. But he’s not guaranteeing an NDP government would handle the pay

parking issue any differently and says the province can’t simply give up the money that’s generated. “I take it seriously and I’m going to review it,” Dix told Black Press in an interview. “But you have to find the revenue. It’s not very much but you still have to find it.” T h e Fr a s e r a n d Vancouver Coastal health authorities took in $19 million from parking fees in 2011 — less than 1% of their combined budgets.

“If you’re an 82-year-old going to say no south Surrey to that revenue, senior who says then you have he was going to to find other start a petition revenues,” Dix the last time he said. “It’s not as got worked up easy as saying, about the issue. ‘I’d like people to “In Delta, you park for free.’” don’t pay anyThe cost of ADRIAN DIX thing,” he said, paying to park at hospi- referring to that municitals has been a growing pality’s bylaw banning source of complaints in pay parking at the hosrecent years from people pital. who argue the fees are He said his appointunfair. “It’s a cash grab,” ments at the Jim Pattison charges Peter Kirsebom, Outpatient Care and

Surgery Centre often run half an hour late, forcing him to shell out for two hours instead of one. “That’s eight bucks — it’s too much.” After similar complaints, Maple Ridge’s mayor recently vowed to explore whether his municipality could follow Delta’s footsteps and either ban pay parking at Ridge Meadows Hospital or persuade Fraser Health to drop the fees. see ‘UNFAIR’, page 17

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‘Unfair user fee,’ says CMA continued from page 16

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid told CTV last month it is difficult for health authorities to absorb parking costs and the current system is unlikely to change. The Canadian Medical Association Journal in 2011 argued pay parking amounts to an unfair user fee that can disrupt patient care. It said parking charges should be waived at least for patients as they add avoidable stress and may cause some to abruptly end a consultation to feed a meter and avoid fines. Dix said there are arguments for dropping

the fees or altering the structure but added rural B.C. residents “face more dramatic issues” because of the centralization of hospital services in more distant centres. Fraser Health spokesperson Roy Thorpe-Dorward said about a third of the parking fee revenue collected goes to providing parking services — paving, lighting, security and management fees to a pay parking firm such as Impark — while the remaining twothirds go into general health system funding. Thorpe-Dorward said there are no plans to change the system nor has the health authority

given up Fines on extendissued to i n g p ay p at i e n t s You can comment on parking whose any story you read at to the free time on www.tricitynews.com hospitals the meter in Delta ra n o u t because their apand Mission. pointment ran too “We still have a goal over the long term long can be reversed of introducing pay on compassionate parking at those sites to grounds, he added. offset the costs,” he said. Part of the rationale “But it’s not something for pay parking is that we’re pushing or pursu- it encourages stall rotaing.” tion, so some spaces are He said health au- available when people thorities have numer- need them and they ous programs where aren’t hogged by users patients and others may from businesses. get discounted monthly Delta’s bylaw against parking passes and, in pay parking has also some cases, free park- blocked TransLink from ing. Renal dialysis pa- charging at its park and tients, for example, get ride there. jnagel@blackpress.ca free parking passes.

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The Aurora Towfish, built by International Submarine Engineering of Port Coquitlam, will be used by the Royal Canadian Navy for surveying and mine detection.

Cdn. Navy contract for PoCo sub firm A Port Coquitlam company continues to make a name for itself underwater with a recent contract with the Royal Canadian Navy. International Submarine Engineering Ltd. is building two high-speed Aurora Towfish, which will be used by the navy for surveying and mine detection. Company spokesperson Linda Mackay said the Aurora technology is

unique to the nearly 40year old company and has the capability of descending 200 m below the ocean’s surface with sonar equipment attached to communicate data from the bottom of the sea. It’s typically transported on the Dorado semi-submersible, also proprietary technology, but for the Canadian Navy’s purposes, will be suspended from a ship.

The contract was awarded by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. Mackay, who said the PoCo company has a long history in the city and continues to host schools and science co-op students, added that the Towfish and the Dorado platform vehicle are used all over the world for surveying, port security and mine detection.

Construction of the Evergreen Line will begin in west Port Moody to build a tunnel entrance for the tunnel boring machine (TBM). The TBM will be used to construct the two-kilometre tunnel starting from the Port Moody side and emerging north of Como Lake Avenue at Clarke Road in Coquitlam. Bored tunnel construction means there is no disruption to residents, businesses and traffic on the surface above. Work will begin in late February at the following locations: • • • •

Traffic pattern changes on Barnet Highway at View Street. The current number of lanes in both directions on Barnet Highway will be maintained to minimize traffic impacts Construction of a staging area to the east of Barnet Highway at Vintner Avenue Traffic pattern changes along View Street and Clarke Road, west of Barnet Highway Changes to the intersection at Charles Street and Clarke Road

Construction Bulletins and Traffic Alerts can be found on the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project’s website at www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca. The Evergreen Line will be in service in the summer of 2016. A traffic information line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 604 927-2080. For more information, visit the Evergreen Line Project Office at 2900 Barnet Highway in Coquitlam weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or contact us: Telephone: 604 927-4452 | E-mail: info@evergreenline.gov.bc.ca

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Make some noise against bullying! Help put a stop to bullying. Wear the shirt. Be the Difference. CKNW ORPHANS’ FUND Canada, an annual anti-bullying event that started after the now-famous 2007 “sea of pink” campaign. The need for awareness and action against bullying remains as strong as ever say those involved in the pink event, including local radio station CKNW, Black Press, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and London Drugs, where people can buy the official pink shirts for 2013. “Awareness of what bullying is and understanding that it hurts is important,” says Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver president and CEO Carolyn Tuckwell. “It isn’t just a rite of passage. It doesn’t have to happen. And it’s relevant to everyone, whether in school, after school or in the workplace.” According to www.bullyingcanada.ca, as many as 25 per cent of children in Grades 4 to 6 have been bullied and approximately one in 10 children have bullied others, while a 2004 study

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It started in September 2007, when two teens at a Nova Scotia high school stood up for a younger student. David Shepherd and Travis Price, both in Grade 12, heard about a Grade 9 student at their school who had been bullied and threatened for wearing a pink polo shirt on his first day of school. They decided they should do something about it and bought 50 pink shirts and tank tops to wear to school the next day. They also went online to round up support for their anti-bullying cause, which they dubbed a “sea of pink.” It worked. The next day, dozens of students were outfitted with the discount shirts, but even better, hundreds of students showed up wearing their own pink clothes, some from head to toe. The bullies were reportedly never heard from again. This year, Feb. 27 is Pink Shirt Day in B.C. and other parts of

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Wednesday Feb 27th published in the Medical Journal of Pediatrics found that about one in seven Canadian children aged 11 to 16 are victims of bullying. It is important to recognize what bullying is, and that it happens in many forms – verbally, socially, physically and online (cyber bullying), says Tuckwell. “By wearing pink, people show they’re making that commitment, to not let bullying happen,” she says. Tuckwell and others emphasize that the pink shirt is second-

ary to raising awareness about bullying and getting people involved. B.C. is no stranger to tragedy related to bullying. From Surrey’s 14-year-old Hamed Nastoh, who jumped off the Patullo Bridge and killed himself after leaving a note behind blaming the constant bullying he endured at school, to Mission’s Dawn-Marie Wesley, 14, who committed suicide by hanging herself after relentless bullying, to Port Coquitlam’s Amanda Todd, 15, who killed herself after posting a video on YouTube talking about her experiences with cyber bullying, there are countless told and untold stories that remain horrific. The provincial government has taken steps to address bullying in recent years, including a Ministry of Education resource brochure for parents in 14 languages that can be found online at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sco. Net proceeds benefit the CKNW Orphans Fund in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The Boys and Girls Clubs offer programs that foster self-esteem, social engagement, academic success, inclusion, acceptance, respect for self and others, and connection to community. The CKNW Orphans Fund is committed to enhancing the lives of children with physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities. The fund includes children who are bullied under the scope of the fund’s work, because these children will need extra support for their development.

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Wipe Out bullying! Bullying is an important issue in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. The City of Coquitlam wants everyone to stand up against bullies and step in to stop it when we see it happening. Mayor, Council and the City of Coquitlam invite everyone to wear pink on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 to demonstrate that we will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

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Make some noise Cyber-Bullying Seen as a Significant Concern among BC Residents 23% of Parents With Teens Say Their Teen Has Been Cyber-Bullied (As Have 8% of Adults)

Vancouver, BC - According to a recent Insights West-6S Marketing study on social media behaviors and attitudes of 504 online BC adults, 48% are ”very concerned” about cyber-bullying in society overall, and a further 41% are “somewhat concerned.” Of the 18% of adults in BC with teens in the home, an alarming 23% of parents say their teens have been victims of ple cyber-bullying. rrey’s Cyber-bullying is not a problem exclusive ridge to the teen world, however, as 8% of adults themselves claim to have experienced it— e and incidence increases to 12% among those n-Mawhom we have classified as “heavy” social f after media users (those who use Facebook or Twitwho ter at least once a day). Those in the 18-34 year out herold category are also substantially more likely and to report being cyber-bullied (15%) than those in other age groups (7% for 35-54 year olds, lly- and 4% among 55+). urce More than one in three (38%) either strongly nline support (17%) or somewhat support (21%) the privatization of liquor distribution in BC. Howt of theever, a further 40% also either strongly oppose (24%) or somewhat oppose (16%) the change. steem, Almost one in four (23%) are unsure on their nce, position towards this issue. y. The   Although the incidence of cyber-bullying has hit alarming numbers of 23%, it still pales in s of g in BC comparison to the fact that the majority (58%) under of parents say their teens have been victims of need “traditional” bullying.   Results of the poll show that BC residents believe a collective effort from individuals,

educators, law enforcement and government should play a role in countering cyber-bullying. The vast majority of adults believe that it is parents who should be taking a primary role in countering cyber-bullying, and 60% of adults believe teens should take on a primary role— an attitude that is shared among both parents of teens and non-parents. Nearly half of BC residents (48%) feel that individuals should take the primary role. A smaller number of adults feel that the public school system (40%), police (32%), and media (30%) should take a primary role, but a large minority believe these organizations should play secondary roles (35%, 35%, and 27%, respectively). The relatively new social phenomenon of cyber-bullying is driven by the relatively large number of British Columbians engaged in social media activities. Currently, 46% of adults use Facebook on a daily basis, a figure that increases to 64% among 18-34 year olds, and 50% of 35-44 year olds (daily Facebook use is reported by 29% of the 55+ age group). Daily Facebook use is also disproportionately higher among BC adults with teens living in the household (58%) vs. those without teens (43%).   Daily usage of Twitter is currently 16% on average — but dramatically higher among the 18-34 year old group (37%), dropping off to 15% among 35-54’s, and only 4% among 55+. Other social media platforms (such as Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, etc.) have increased to the point where 10% of the current population report daily usage.

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Live music, Minnekhada tours and a family walk

Check out singer/ songwriter Chris Ronald’s Neil Young/ Paul Simon/James Taylor vibe (www. chrisronald.com) at the Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse Friday night at The Gathering Place at Leigh Square (2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo). MikAlva returns for open mic (7:30 to 8:45 p.m.), along with newcomer Kasia Gabinska. Contact wrmarshall@shaw.ca or 604-944-8114 to sign up for an open mic slot. Admission is $5. Visit www. crossroadshospice. bc.ca for more info. submitted photo the tri-city news

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TODAY: Friday, Feb. 22 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) hosts a Day of the Arts for kids from kindergarten to Grade 5, where they can explore adventures in the jungle, mould a clay jungle scene, paint a chameleon and more from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Register at www.placedesarts.ca or 604-664-1636.

TIME TO SHINE

Tri-City students from the Hope Lutheran Christian School’s Hope Choir, Blakeburn Singers and Coastal Sound Music Academy’s children’s choir join forces in Shine, an evening of live entertainment to support the Share food bank. Admission is by donation for the 7 p.m. show at the Hope Lutheran school (3151York St., PoCo).Visit www.hopelcs.ca for more info.

Saturday, Feb. 23

tour, ranging from Moody Centre to Seaview, Oxford Park and Glenayre. Tickets are $30, available at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) or at www.portmoodymuseum.org.

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Talk a winter walk with the whole family at Sasamat Lake from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will spot trees, plants, bird nests and woodpecker holes on the easy walk (with stairs). Meet at the White Pine Beach washroom building next to parking lot F.Visit www.metrovancouver.org for more info.

The Port Moody Winter Farmers Market will be serving up a wide variety of winter produce, baked goods, crafts and more at the Port Moody recreation centre (300 Ioco Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Visit www.makebakegrow.com for more info.

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Be part of Port Moody’s centennial wall hanging by taking part in the daily stitch-in, happening at the city hall Galleria (100 Newport Dr.) daily from 2 to 4 p.m. (until March 1). Experts will be available to guide you along as you add stitches to images that will be added to the wall hanging.

The Port Coquitlam Sunday Coffee Concert Series gets a dose of high-energy fun when the VOC Soul Gospel Choir performs at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, PoCo) at 2 p.m. The 130-member choir sings six-part harmony and draws on Hawaiian, calypso, reggae soul, R&B and jazz sounds. Tickets are $12/$10/$5 at www.experienceit.ca or 604-927-8400.

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Port Moody’s centennial celebrations offer Heritage House Tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costumed hosts will talk about the architecture and family history of the 10 homes on the

Celebrate Heritage Week in B.C. with a visit to the historic Minnekhada Lodge from 1 to 4 p.m. A park interpreter will guide you on a tour of the lodge, used by two of B.C.’s lieutenant-governors as a hunting retreat, complete with activities for kids. Park near the lodge off Oliver Road in Minnekhada Regional Park.

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Imagine helping at Share fundraiser Share Family and Community Services is looking for volunteers for its biggest fundraiser of the year. The annual Imagine gala, which takes place March 9 at the Red Robinson Show Theatre at Coquitlam’s Boulevard Casino, is expected to raise more than $100,000 to support Share’s programs and services. As many as 40 volunteers are needed to help in a variety of areas:

• ambassadors; • auction (live and silent); • ballroom maintenance; • runners; • raffle ticket sales; • restaurant/venue liaison. Volunteers must be 19 years and older. The Imagine Gala is a night of food tastings, entertainment and mingling. This year’s culinary line-up is: Back Stage Grille, Christine

Catering Company, Joey Coquitlam, Luscious Creations, Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse and Bar, Sammy J’s Grill and Bar Coquitlam, White Spot Restaurants, and Wilbur and Sabastian’s Smokehouse and Bistro. The Underground Circus will be on stage dazzling the crowd with a new, performance. To volunteer, contact Heather Stacey at 604529-5107 or healther.stacey@sharesociety.ca.

Job fair March 6 at Douglas College and find out what kinds of skills and knowledge they need for the future workplace. This event will highlight the values, knowledge, personal resources and skills necessary for individual, social and occupational success. Exhibitors at the Career Exploration Fair include: • BC Hydro; • Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology ; • Canadian Property Stars; • Developmental Disabilities Association; • Douglas College Co-op;

Students looking for jobs and a career can get some help when Douglas College hosts its 23rd annual Career Exploration Fair next month. The event will be held Wednesday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium at the college’s David Lam Campus, at 1250 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam; it is presented by the Douglas College Alumni Association. This free event is an opportunity for DC students, alumni and members of the community to explore career options

• Douglas College; • Enterprise Holdings; • GetYouth Working!; • Nannies on Call; • Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC; • Paladin Security; • RCMP; • Royal Bank of Canada; • School District 42 Maple Ridge; • Sun Life Financial; • Surrey Fire Service; • The Salvation Army; • Thompson Rivers University MBA; • Training Group; • Training Innovations; •Vancouver Police; •Yellow Pages Group; •YMCA.

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• The Hidden Job Market: Did you know that 80% of jobs are never posted anywhere? Avia Employment Services can help, whether you are just starting out in the world of work or wanting to try a new career. Find employers and job opportunities in your community. Explore your career options and develop a job search plan to meet your employment goals. Learn how to improve your resume, prepare for interviews and find job leads. The program runs on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Room 127 at the City Centre branch. • Mammograms Save Lives: The BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography mobile service will visit Coquitlam Public Library’s Poirier branch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. Women ages 40 to 70 years can book an appointment by calling 1-800-663-9203 or by visiting www.smpbc.ca. For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual/Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual/ Tucson L 5-Speed Manual/Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0%/0.99%/1.99% for 84 months. Bi-weekly payments are $96/$108/$82/$124/$167. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$0/$777/$2,048. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual for $17,444 at 0% per annum equals $96 bi-weekly for 84 months for a total obligation of $17,444. Cash price is $17,444. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ▼Fuel consumption for 2013 Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.8L/100KM)/ 2013 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Tucson L 5-Speed Manual (HWY 7.7L/100KM, City 10.4L/100KM)/2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ♦Price of models shown 2013 Elantra Limited/Elantra GT SE Tech 6-Speed Auto/Accent 4 Door GLS Auto/Tucson Limited AWD/Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD is $24,794/$27,844/ $20,094/$34,109/$40,259. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. *Price adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $1,100 available on 2013 Elantra GT GL 6 speed Manual. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. †*♦Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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• World Film Night: Visit Terry Fox Library on March 13for an entertaining night of world cinema. Librarians will be playing outstanding, award-winning films from around the globe, so bring your friends and sit back, relax, and enjoy the show (Friends of the Library will sell refreshments at the intermission).The first film in March is the Academy Award-winning 1989 film My Left Foot starring Daniel Day-Lewis, who’s also a current Oscar nominee. IMDB synopsis:“In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, it is assumed that he will never be able to learn. Later, through the help of his strong-willed mother, a dedicated teacher, and his own courage and determination, Christy not only learns to grapple with life’s simple physical tasks and complex psychological pains but he also develops into a brilliant painter, poet and author.” The March 13 film night runs from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.

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• What’s the buzz about eBooks?: Check out free bestselling and classic eBooks from PMPL’s redesigned Library to Go website. All you need is a computer, smartphone, tablet or a Kobo or Sony e-Reader, and your library card. The new design makes it easier to find eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, easier to check out a title, and easier to manage your account. Don’t have an eReader?You can borrow a Sony Wi-Fi eReader or the Kobo Touch for free with your library card. These readers come preloaded with 85 books or you can download titles from Library to Go. • Novelist: Looking for a good book to curl up with on a rainy evening? Try Novelist.You can use your library card to access this free online service from PMPL’s website. Use the“Author Read a-likes”button to find authors writing novels similar to your favourite books. Or browse for something completely different from your usual reads. Novelist is your one-stop guide to fiction, including genres, authors and award winners, as well as book discussion suggestions and author interviews. • Fix it: You can take the checkered flag with Auto Repair Reference Centre. Got car problems or want to know more about how your vehicle works to avoid problems? PMPL has a fabulous resource for you and it is as easy to use — all you need is your library card and use of a computer at home or in the library computer. The Auto Repair Reference Centre asks you for the year, make and model of your vehicle, and your answers will give you access to technical bulletins, recalls and diagnostic information specifically about your car. Need help or have questions? Just ask a librarian. For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

Gateway Pipeline — what are the benefits to Canada and B.C.? What are the drawbacks?” Moderator Shahin

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The Fear and The Dream, reality and memory YOUR HISTORY Bryan Ness

MORE ON HERITAGE Port Moody and Coquitlam host heritage walks: please see page 30

“Mister Sandman bring me a dream (dum dum dum dum) Make him the cutest that I’ve ever seen” – The Chordettes (1955)

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eritage BC Week 2013 runs from Feb. 18 to 24, with this year’s theme “Good neighbours, Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods.” The topic conjures up an image in my mind of life in a small town like Port Coquitlam during the quiet, sleepy 1950s. Maybe I’ve been watching too many reruns of Leave it to Beaver or Father Knows Best, both popular TV sitcoms that supposedly portrayed typical suburban family life from that era. Their daily on-screen lives appeared to be simple and carefree: everybody knew one another and you could always borrow a cup of sugar, swap recipes or share gossip over the backyard fence with your next-door neighbour. With the Depression of the 1930s and the terrible war years of the 1940s behind them, people were looking for stability in the decade to come, to own that little home in the suburbs and raise a family in a safe and peaceful world. That was The Dream. The Port Coquitlam city archives has a collection of local newspapers, including most of the weekly Coquitlam Herald editions published during the ’50s. What was life really like back in those days some have labelled“The

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A photo of a 1959 charity car wash in the Coquitlam Herald (above) and a civil defence bulletin sent home to local parents demonstrate the contrasts of life in the 1950s.

Fabulous Fifties?”Was it really as warm and cozy as television and the movies of the times made it out to be? Maybe the answer I am looking for can be found in these longforgotten pages. In the Jan. 6, 1950 edition of the Herald, the first of the new decade, one of the news items on the front page headlined“A party was held here by youngsters for Master Bobby Chadwick.”Among those in attendance included Bobby Mackay, Ivan Campbell, Gary Smythe and Bernie Wild. Other stories referred to mundane events around the town such as church meetings, whist drives and baby showers. The Herald seemed to capture the essence of the easy-going life for the ordinary citizens living here during those times but I felt there was more — my quest was not over. I turned to PulitzerPrize winner David Halberstam’s 1997

documentary The Fifties, which opens with a musical montage of hula hoops, carhops on roller skates, 3D movie theatres and a young

man named Elvis Presley gyrating on a stage. Just as you are basking in this warm glow of ’50s nostalgia, however, an atomic bomb detonation suddenly lights up the screen with a blinding flash and through the billowing mushroom cloud, the title“The Fear and the

Dream”appears. Maybe I am finally onto something. The ’50s did seem like a time of comfortable blandness and conformity, with everyone seemingly snug, safe and warm. But was there that underlying tension of the world suddenly ending if the

United States and Russia engaged in dreaded nuclear warfare? The 1950s marked the beginning of the Cold War, with both sides poised with their thumbs on the launch buttons, ready to begin what truly would have been the war to end all wars. That was The Fear. Children at school were told to listen for the air raid siren, duck and cover or hide under a table if they couldn’t get to a fallout shelter in time. The topic of impending nuclear annihilation was no doubt overlooked when Ward Cleaver had one of his man-to-man chats with the Beav, as did most

of the newspapers and media of the times. Still, anyone who grew up in Port Coquitlam and lived through the ’50s recalls them fondly; there was a certain innocence and honesty about them that is missing in today’s fast-paced world. “Dream Lover, until then, I’ll go to sleep and dream again” – Bobby Darin (1957) Your History is a column in which, once a month, representatives of the Tri-Cities’ three heritage groups writes about local history. Bryan Ness is a member of the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society.

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Nest box season is here in Tri-Cities green scene Elaine Golds

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the duck feathers cover the nest tends to makes the nest look empty. Heinrich also notes that the feathers chosen are always of a white or light colour, which mimics the colour of the eggs. Apart from deterring predation, such camouflage could also prevent another female swallow from sneaking into the nest to lay an egg of her own — something that can happen especially when nesting sites are limited. Chickadees that reside here year-round can easily make early starts on selecting and defending nest sites. The tree and violet-green swallows,

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ith the lengthening days and swelling buds on shrubs and trees, it appears that spring is just around the corner. When the sun occasionally breaks through the clouds and the air warms, I notice the number of birds at my feeder drops dramatically. I suspect the reason for this is because this momentary hint of spring provokes these birds into preparing for the upcoming nesting season and sends them off into the woods to search for suitable nesting sites and sing for mates. February is also the month when volunteers from the Burke Mountain Naturalists tackle their spring cleaning of hundreds of nest boxes installed in various parks in the Tri-Cities. These nest boxes, mainly intended for chickadees and swallows, require annual maintenance to ensure they continue to provide suitable nesting habitat. All members of the woodpecker family nest in the cavities of trees, as do chickadees, nuthatches, wrens, tree swallows, violet-green swallows, purple martins, starlings, house sparrows and some species of ducks (goldeneyes, wood ducks, bufflehead, common and hooded mergansers). Unlike woodpeckers, most of these birds are not equipped to create their own cavities and must rely on natural decay — or the work of woodpeckers — to create the spaces they need to raise their young. In areas where decaying trees are not abundant, people can help by providing appropriately designed nest boxes. (Information about building nest boxes is available on the Burke Mountain Naturalists website, www.bmn. bc.ca.) To avoid attracting introduced species such as starlings and house sparrows, nest boxes must be

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which winter in Central America, have long flights to undertake before they arrive in early March. Nonetheless, there is a great advantage to be among the early arrivals and be able to select the best nest site. In the bird world, the real estate market, like our weather, is heating up and the race is on to find a perfect home.

Elaine Golds is a Port Moody environmentalist who is vice-president of Burke Mountain Naturalists, chair of the Colony Farm Park Association and past president of the PoMo Ecological Society.

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A nest box used by a tree swallow, such as this one, typically has many more duck feathers lining it than one used by a violet-green swallow. designed with a hole just the right size for a particular species to enter and a deep cavity to provide protection against the reach of predators such as raccoons. A small perch pole at the nest entrance only enhances access for predators and should not be provided. Nest boxes must also be positioned in the right location. Swallows, for example, require a clear flight path to their nest hole while chickadees prefer a few branches close by on which to sit and check for predators before entering their nest. Encouraging swallows to nest nearby is very beneficial as these birds catch mosquitoes and other flying insects. Similarly, chickadees feed on insects they find on plants such as aphids so they are also beneficial to have in a garden. In backyards, nest boxes should be installed

in areas where they can’t be easily reached by roaming neighbourhood cats. In our yard, we have found placing a nest box on the side of our house, which can’t be climbed by raccoons or cats, provides a safer site in an urban setting than a tree. Preventing predation by cats is important as studies have indicated outdoor cats kill approximately 100 million birds in Canada each year. Cleaning out nest boxes in early spring allows volunteers to determine if the box was used and, if so, by what species. Used nest material is discarded and replaced with an inch-thick lining of dry wood shavings. Sometimes, we discover surprises. Several nest boxes at Minnekhada Regional Park were used this year by deer mice, which had brought in a large amount of grass and chewed woody debris to

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TRI-CITY SPOTLIGHT: Wearable Arts winners named, Gung Hei Fat Choy celebrations AND OuR WINNERS ARE...

Three Tri-City residents are among the winners for the 10th Wearable Art Awards, which happened last weekend at Port Moody city hall. Helen Daniels, Salomeh Honarmand and Jillian Hull collaborated on Soul of the City, which tied for first place in the Centennial/100 category in the competition sponsored by the Port Moody Arts Centre. Honarmand also won the Colour of the Year prize for her use of silver and gold in Wooden Pieces of Joy (pictured at left). Other winners were Darnia Smith for best head dress; Tammy Jane Lepp for best outfit; Mark Storwick and Jessica Maslechko for best student entry; Lorraine Kwan of Vancouver for best second life; Catherine Black for best use of material of the year (silk); Dana Cho tied for Centennial/100 category; and Fariba Mirzaie for the 2012 award. Mirzaie also scooped the Best in Show accolade for her design, titled Green Tree.

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The Tri-City Chinese Community Society celebrated the Year of the Snake this month with a gala at Coquitlam’s Red Robinson Show Theatre. Spokesperson Shirley Xin said nearly 1,000 people attended the Feb. 9 festive event that was filled with dance and song.

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A Grade 11 student at Terry Fox secondary was crowned last week as Miss Teen Port Coquitlam-World 2013. In July, Anastasiya Toropova will represent B.C. at the Miss Teen Canada-World National

Pageant in Toronto. A member of the Port Coquitlam Figure Skating Club, Toropova, 16, took part in modeling and singing contests in her native Ukraine, said her mother Oksana in an email to The Tri-City News.

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LEFT: Coquitlam resident and homelessness advocate Sandy Burpee was presented with a Diamond Jubilee award from Coquitlam city council on Monday. He is pictured with his wife, Cathy, and a member of Coquitlam RCMP. RIGHT: Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay was on hand this month to congratulate the winners of the annual Tri-Cities’ spelling bee for Grade 4 and 5 students. After 10 rounds that heard the competitors spell out words like cognition, conjecture and exuberant, the judges named Ashley Wang as the winner with Ben Draga and Sophia Kim taking second and third places respectively.


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PoCo heritage at Terry Fox Library You can join the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society on a walk down memory lane next month at Terry Fox Library. Participants will be

able to look at old pictures, hear stories about PoCo and share their own memories of the city — which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year — at library on

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Dressed in old-fashioned garb to help promote Port Moody heritage house tours on Feb. 24 are Rebecca Clarke and Jim Millar of the Port Moody Station Museum. The two are in front of the Alexander House, recently moved from St Johns Street to Grant Street, which will be part of the tour.

Take a tour of Port Moody history and architecture Take a walk through time by visiting homes representing the architecture of Port Moody from the early 20th century to the 1960s. This Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Moody Station Museum volunteers will host heritage tours to mark Heritage Week and the city’s centennial. Participants will be able to visit 10 PoMo homes that are notable for their age and architecture. Although some of the homes will have been updated, they will still be a flashback to the past, says museum curator Jim Millar. The self-guided tour includes many homes from the Moody Centre neighbourhood built

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A guided walk through historic Maillardville in Coquitlam will take place Saturday, Feb. 23. The guided walk will leave the Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) at 1 p.m. and tea and scones will be served in the parlour at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. Seating is limited. Register by calling the museum at 604-516-6151 or emailing info@coquitlamheritage.ca. between 1900 and 1930. To give visitors a full perspective of the development of Port Moody and the impact post-war neighbourhoods had on the city, homes from the Seaview, College Park and Glenayre neighbourhoods are also included, according to a museum press release. Including the later

homes in the tour will round-out people’s understanding of Port Moody’s history, Millar said. “People don’t often associate post-war homes with heritage,” he said. “However, it is getting harder and harder to find these homes in their original state. The homes in these neighbourhoods

reflect a unique style of architecture and a shift in thinking about what a home or neighbourhood should be.” In addition to the house tours, participants will be served tea and treats at Moody elementary courtesy of the school’s parent advisory council.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 23

• Kiddies Korner Preschool’s Pre-school for a Day, 10 a.m.-noon, for families with pre-schoolaged children. Registration and info: www.kkp.ca.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

• Port Moody heritage house tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. PoMo Heritage Society is offering tours through 10 homes. In addition to the tours, participants will be served tea and treats at Moody elementary courtesy of the school’s parent advisory council. Tickets: $30 and can be ordered online at www.portmoodymuseum. org or at the PoMo Station Museum. Info: info@portmoodymuseum.org or 604939-1648.

MONDAY, FEB. 25

• 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 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, 778-7891496 or seniorcaregiverprogram@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

• Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts “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 St., Coquitlam. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604941-9306.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28

• PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society heritage evening, 7-8 p.m., at the Gathering Place in

Leigh Square. In conjunction with Heritage Week theme (“Good Neighbours, Heritage Homes in Port Coquitlam”), Bryan Ness will review some of the stories behind PoCo’s heritage homes. Info: 604-927-8403 or www.pocoheritage.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

• World Day of Prayer service, 1 p.m.,Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, 948 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam. Participants will be praying for the people of France with the theme of “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” • World Day of Prayer service, 7 p.m., St. Catherine’s Anglican Church (at Trinity United Church), 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo. Theme is: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Info: 604-941-9812.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

• Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets, 1-3 p.m., Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St., Coquitlam. A panel will discuss their experiences with hip and knee replacements and will address questions. All persons with arthritis and/or their supporters are welcome. Info: 604-937-0320. • District #25, Tri-Cities Municipal Pension Retirees Association meets, 11 a.m., Pasta Polo restaurant, 2754 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam. All recipients of the Municipal Pension Plan are welcome. • Caregiver support group, for family caregivers of seniors to learn and share common issues related to caring for an elderly loved one, meets, 1-2:30 p.m., Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., PoCo. Info: Karen, 778789-1496 or seniorcaregiverprogram@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

• Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. All those in-

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FEB. 25: MUNDY PARK MEET

• Friends of Mundy Park Heritage Society AGM, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St. Discussion: donations for trail improvements in Mundy Park and science projects/ bursaries at Dr. Charles Best secondary school. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-417-0912.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo – guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www. hydecreek.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 • Share is offering a free, 8-week group for people affected by a loved one’s substance misuse beginning on March 7. Info and registration: Rhea, 604-937-6964.

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If the city of Port Coquitlam acts on a consultant’s recommendation to close Centennial Pool, it would likely be the end of the PoCo Marlins, according to swim club director Rick Sieb. He told The Tri-City News that pool time for the Marlins is already limited and shutting the 50-year-old facility would make it impossible for the club to continue training its swimmers. “It is not just the swim club,” he said. “They would basically be killing aquatics in our city.” Closing Centennial would increase pressure on Hyde Creek rec centre, an indoor pool that Sieb said is already busy and will be under increasing pressure as the northeast area of Coquitlam continues to develop. In the fall of 2011, the Marlins commissioned Vic Davies Architects to come up with a design for what a new Centennial Pool could look like. One version, which included a waterslide, lap pool, dive area and leisure pool, would cost $8.5 million while a scaled-down version would cost $5.5 million. At the time, Barry Becker, the city’s manager of parks and recreation, said there was no funding available in the five-year capital plan to replace the pool. O n Tu e s d ay, t h e city released the results of a study conducted by Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants stating that it would cost $2.3 million to replace Centennial and that $350,000 was required in the next three years for improvements. see MOORe, page 43

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The first-place Coquitlam Crown Royals took on the second-place Richmond Stingrays in division two women’s soccer match on Cunnings Field at Town Centre Park Sunday night.

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When Sam Freeman shoots the basketball, you half expect an angel choir to start singing backup, his stroke is that pure. “It’s just effortless,” said Adam Friesen, Freeman’s coach with the University of the Fraser Valley men’s team. “He’s got one of the best wrists I’ve ever seen. He can shoot with a free throw type of effort and hit NBA threes

self in second place on the Canada West conference all-time list in terms of three-pointers made. He’s knocked down a remarkable 252 treys — only ex-University of Regina gunner Jeff Lukomski (308) has made more, and he took 218 more attempts to get there. Freeman, a 6’3” shooting guard, who played for the Dr. Charles Best Secondary Blue Devils, has been an impact player with the Cascades ever since his

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Moore says new pool could be a possibility The report called for the facility to be closed — and for a new home to be found for the Marlins. B u t M ayo r G r e g Moore was quick to point out this week that council has not endorsed the consultant’s recommendations. A public consultation process is underway and the city is looking for feedback from residents to find out what they want in the way of future swimming facilities. While Moore said Centennial Pool is at the end of its lifespan, he left open the possibility

of building a new pool in a different location. And unlike Centennial’s outdoor facility, he envisions something that could be open year-round. “Instead of looking at this as the end of something, it could be an opportunity,” he said. “If [Centennial] was to close, what could be used to replace it that would be better for the community?” Moore also noted the current pool does not meet the Marlins’ needs and is too small to host large competitions. The city’s consultants also recommended closing the Routley wading

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Over the course of his five-year tenure at UFV, Sam Freeman has risen to second place on the all-time Canada West list for made three-pointers.

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He’s made the most of it — despite battling through a litany of injuries, including a broken bone in his shooting hand, a concussion and displaced ribs, his career-high 21.6 points per game were good for second in Canada West. Freeman is also 15th on the conference’s alltime scoring list with 1,611 points — tops among active players — and at his senior night last Friday, Friesen called him one of the best players, if not the best, in the program’s history. “That’s a huge thing,” Freeman marveled, “to put on this jersey and have people consider you the best. I couldn’t be happier with how my career’s turned out. It’s been a fairy tale for me, and it’s not over yet.” The stories of Freeman’s shooting prowess will surely fade into legend at UFV. His most memorable shot was the game-winning trey he hit against Trinity Western in the 2011 playoffs, turning a late twopoint deficit into a onepoint win.

Then there was last Friday’s game, also vs. TWU. The Cascades found out in the morning that they’d been stripped of two wins due to the use of an ineligible player, putting their playoff status in limbo. But in a pre-game conversation with his father and Coach Friesen, Freeman put their minds at ease. “He put his arm around his dad, looked at me and said, ‘There’s nothing to worry about. I’ll be hitting my shots,’” Friesen related. Then Freeman went out and poured in 32 points, going 5-for-6 from beyond the arc as UFV re-clinched their playoff berth with a victory. The day-to-day excellence might be what impresses Friesen the most. He’ll give the team a shooting drill during practice where each player has to hit X number of threes or free throws, and Freeman will be finished before anyone else is half done. “His bad is better than most people’s great,” Friesen marveled. “And his great is just awesome to watch.” sports@tricitynews.com

pool and expanding the Sun Valley spray park, and stated that upgrades to Robert Hope Pool could extend its life by 10 years. PoCo council has not taken any action on the report and won’t until the public hearing process has been concluded. Comments from an online survey (www.portcoquitlam.ca/ poolstudy) and an open house held at 8 p.m. at the Gathering Place (2253 Leigh Square Pl.) on March 5 will be incorporated into a final report and presented to council in April.

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EINFELD Kenneth Allan January 23, 1951 February 11, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Einfeld, late of Agassiz, at the age of 62. Ken was born in Winnipeg and passed away in Abbotsford Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents George and June Einfeld. Ken leaves to mourn Maureen, his loving wife of 33 years. He is survived by his mother-in-law Beverly Dougherty, his three sisters Georgia (Frank), Sandra (Jim) and Bobbi Jo (Mike) and many relatives and friends. No service by request. There will be a celebration of Ken’s life at the end of July. Details will follow closer to the date. “Tight Lines”, my Love.

Hartmann, Margaretha (Greta) February 23, 1926 to February 14, 2013 Greta passed away in the early afternoon on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Burnaby General Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, 2013; at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 11770 West Street, Maple Ridge, BC

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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

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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.

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POSITIONS BILINGUES VariĂŠes (français et anglais) POUR LE BUREAU DES SERVICES FISCAUX DE BURNABY-FRASER ET LE CENTRE FISCAL DE SURREY SURREY,C.B. Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agence du revenu du Canada accepte actuellement des demandes dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;emploi en ligne pour des occasions de postes dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;agent bilingue des services aux contribuables (français et anglais impĂŠratif). Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez le site Web arc.gc.ca/carrieres.

8307 622-770 Austin Ave (even) 435-449 Guilby St (odd) 408-449 Selman St 624-763 Sydney Ave 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 8750 3300-3339 Bayswater Ave 1300-1316 Forest Walk 3322-3336 Forestgate Pl (even) 1290-1360 Oxford St 6196 1-49 Alder Dr 9712 2787-2798 Doble Crt 1248-1278 Durant Dr (even) 1221 Kaiser St 2789-2852 Nash Dr 2803-2829 Rambler Way (odd) 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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BEN MOSS JEWELLERS RETAIL PROFESSIONALS The successful candidate will possess a positive attitude, be a team player and provide exceptional customer service. Jewellery sales exp not nec. We offer a competitive salary, commissions & benefits pkg. Fax resume 604-552-5624

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COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT & DIESEL ENGINE MECHANICS Required for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. and Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Positions avail. in Surrey. Cummins, Detroit Diesel and MTU engine experience considered an asset.

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JAMES Garden Ltd. requires 3 Farm Workers for Seasonal work starting around May 15-Oct.15. Approx. 50+ hrs/wk. Wage rate $10.25 hr. Duties are: planting, cultivating, harvesting, weeding, moving irrigation pipes, lifting etc. Fax resumes to 604-574-5921.

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The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area:

OWNER OPERATORS Van Kamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group of companies req. Owner Ops. to be based out of our Surrey Terminal for runs throughout BC & Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneďŹ ts package. Email a detailed resume and current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract, and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call Bev at 604-968-5488 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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HELP WANTED- Prince Rupert BC. WAINWRIGHT MARINE SERVICES LTD. Deckhand- Looking for deckhands at marine towing company. Requirements: ROCMC, SMVOP, MED A2 and marine first aid (all current) Tug Boat Captain- Looking for Tug Boat Captains at marine towing company. Requirements: 60 ton ticket, seafarers, medical (all current), and at least 5 yrs seatime working as a Captain on a tug boat. For more information about posted jobs: fax: 250-624-5473 or email: wms@citytell.net Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE AVID FLY FISHER, JET AND DRIFT BOATS EXPERIENCE AN ASSET. REMOTE LODGE IN BC. EMAIL RESUME AND REFERENCES TO TSYLOS@TSYLOS.COM

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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.

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

Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities” HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840

HOME REPAIRS

ADVANCED RENO’S & LANDSCAPING Landscape Design/Installation

Call 604-862-1604

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

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

28 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED

Call Tim 604-612-5388

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PLUMBING

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

Roofing Specialist New roof, re-roof, repair. Cedar shakes, shingle, torch on, tile, duroids.

778-246-0606

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

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

CONTROL TECH MECHANICAL

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

Heating, Gas & Plumbing Service & Reno’s ** 12% OFF WITH THIS AD ** Licensed, Bonded & Insured

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Call: (604)294-8324

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

Find the

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KITCHEN CABINETS

COMPLETE CABINETS

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COUNTERTOPS

HOME of Your Dreams! bcclassified.com

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

Interior & Exterior 604-828-7703

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

Real Estate Section - Class 600’s

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

VELKO PAINTING

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

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

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604-728-5643

EXTRA

CHEAP PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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

Ph: 604-942-4383

www.pro-accpainting.com 25YRS EXP. CREW. WCB. Fully Ins. Comm/Res Int/Ext. Reasonable jerryspropaint.ca 604-250-7040 BEST PAINTING. Int/Ext. Re-paint specialist. Repair/drywall. FREE ESTIMATES. 604-724-9953

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COUNTERTOPS

Custom Countertops

DIAMOND CUT CERAMIC TILE Ceramic tiles, marble, natural & lech stone & lam. flrs. Bath renos. 604.725.4617 diamond_cut@live.ca

FENCING

ASHDOWN CONTRACTING custom cedar fencing/decks Quality you can afford 604-970-4732

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

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FRIENDLY ROOFING LTD.

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

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

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Check out bcclassified.com’s Employment and Career Sections in the 100’s for information 604-575-5555

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

- Est. 1989

Professional Installation

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of a NEW CAREER?

BEST RATE MOVING

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

LEAKY BASEMENT SPECIALIST

BAJ EXCAVATING DEMO, Sewer, storm, drainage, remove concrete & blacktop, old house drainage. 604-779-7816.

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

DREAMING...

604-475-7077

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Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

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If I can’t do it It can’t be done

M.T. GUTTERS

275 MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician

• Kitchens • Bathrooms

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

Offering All Types of Excavation & Underground Utility Repairs.

Eastcan Roofing & Siding •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs

C & C Electrical Mechanical

LEGAL SERVICES

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.

QUALITY RENOVATIONS

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

Cash same day, local office.

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

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

604-787-8061

Kitchen, Bathroom & Lndry room - Cabinet Re-facing - Custom Cabinets - Design Support Quality Workmanship Competitive Pricing - Newer home colour and layout changes.

No Credit Checks!

MOVING & STORAGE

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

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

C & C Electrical Mechanical

Own A Vehicle?

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Starting $40/hr.

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* DRAINAGE * PRUNING * BOBCAT SERVICE * SPRING CLEAN-UP * RETAINING WALLS ~~~ Free Estimates ~~~

604-475-7077

604-465-1311

MARK’S LAWN CARE Mowing lawns, hedge trimming, garbage removal and small handyman repairs. Free Est. 604-308-8073

604-949-1900

PRESSURE WASHING

Meadows Landscape Supply

meadowslandscapesupply.com

(#102055) Bonded

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

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

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

EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! *24 HOUR SERVICE* 30Yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

SBroken Concrete RocksS $23.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $23.00 Per Metric Ton

Dean 604-834-3076

(604)465-1311

ELECTRICAL

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

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$45/Hr

Prompt Delivery Available

S Yard Maintenance S Hedge Trimming ~ Tree Pruning S Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Local & Long Distance

Seven Days a Week

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★

MISC SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

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Snow / Salting Rubbish Removal NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

GARDENING

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

Borrow Against Your Vehicle!

Reno’s/Additions/Kitchens

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CARPENTRY & TILE WORK

Gary 604-339-5430

Landscape Maintenance

DRYWALL

HOOT & OWL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Roof & Drywall Repairs

WE’RE ON THE WEB

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

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

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Ph: 604-469-2331

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

See us at the BC Home & Garden Show Unit 519

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

CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION AND ESTIMATE

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

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

604-945-7273

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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(778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Accurite Renovations “Tri-Cities leader in basement renovations”

Designing and renovating basement suites, kitchens, bathrooms, additions and house make-overs CALL FOR A FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATION AND WRITTEN QUOTE! We take pride in our quality and service.. . and it shows!

P: 604.710.8485 www.accurite.ca

SAVE UP TO 70% High Quality 12mm Laminate Floors Only $1.79/sq. ft.

Includes Underlay & Installation -PUTUP$IPPTF'SPNt'SFF&TUJNBUFT Westview Trading Group

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL

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

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604-572-3733

PETS 477

PETS

Lab/Shepherd/Rotti x puppies, purebred, 2M/2F, great family pets, $250. Call 604-864-1004. 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 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357 YORKIE, miniature, p/b female, beautiful, 8 weeks old, $1000. Call 604-316-7775

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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Free Estimates * Fully Insured

515-525 Foster Avenue 2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed.

TOWNHOMES

removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

FERTILIZERS

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

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COQUITLAM

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

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

Call (604) 931-2670

REAL ESTATE HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We Will Buy Your House, Quick Cash & Private! Mortgage Too High & House Won’t Sell? Can’t Make Payments? We Lease Your House, Make Your Payments & Buy It Later!

604.657.9422

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!

604.931.3273 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •

MORTGAGES

S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking 1 bdrm ~ Avail Now $790/mo

No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.

RENTALS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cup pup, blonde & white, male, 9 weeks, ready now. $650. 604-794-7347

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APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services

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

Call 604-464-7548 Visit our website for other rentals: www.profile-properties.com

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

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm apt $1240 1 Bdrm + den $960 ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $800 (604)308-5665

604.931.7376 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com

*IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

Call 604-944-2963

Port Coquitlam, 2/bdrm apts. On Prairie. 5 units available, 780-1200 sq ft. $900 - $1000 per month. Major appl & window blinds incl. Newly repainted, hdwd flooring. 1 min to bank, supermarket & many other amen. N/P. 778-865-5155. PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bdrm corner suite $940 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550 PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 1 & 2 Bdrms - 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

McALLISTER APARTMENTS

2232 McAllister Ave

(604)941-7721 PORT MOODY

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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

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HOLLY TREE APARTMENTS 1 bdrm from $850 2 bdrm from $1,100 3 bdrm from $1,345 1 MONTH FREE!

Located in Moody Park area and is surrounded by impressive greenery. Bright and spacious apartments come with hardwood floors. Near bus routes, skytrain, Royal City Centre Mall and theatre.

604.521.8831 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$880 GREAT LOCATION

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

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings PORT COQUITLAM; 1 & 2 Bdrm apts, $715 & $815, quiet complex, no pets, call 604-464-0034 PORT MOODY: 2 Bdrm, 2 bath + den. $1500. NS/NP. Avail March 1. 604-464-1484 or 778-772-9815.

APARTMENT/CONDO

TUCKED away in beautiful,quiet Weshill Park, this 1 bedroom condo is availble March 15th. Located on the top floor, this spacious suite is fully renovated, offering courtyard and mountain views from patio. Within wakling distance to schools, transit, shopping and parks. Access to indoor pool is also availble. Looking for a mature, clean, quiet couple, or single, for a one-year lease (to start). Please call 604961-5848 after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.

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

Port Coquitlam 4 bdrm 1.5 bath house on farm, 5 appls, Avail now. $1400/mo. 778-241-8421

OFFICE/RETAIL

POCO: Retail & Office, Exc. location on Shaughnessy St. Now avail. Bill (604)836-2494

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750

Royal Ridge Apartments

315 Agnes st. New West. 1 bdrm from $820 1 MONTH FREE! Centrally located, close to Skytrain. Well kept building, near all amenities. Balconies, laundry, fitness room. Close to shopping.

604.521.7259 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com

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

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2001 Ford Focus ZX3, Sporty silver colour. H/B Well cared for (93K), auto, a/c,c/c 3,900. Owner: spindercas@hotmail

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

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MOTORCYCLES

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

THE ONE, THE ONLY authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-theart training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1 - 8 8 8 - 9 9 9 - 7 8 8 2 ; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

PORT COQUITLAM; 2 Bdrm T/H, $870/mo. Quiet family complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034.

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TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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

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AUTO FINANCING

SUITES, LOWER

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

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

COQ. off Brunette, nr Schoolhouse. Large bright grnd level 2 bdrm ste. W/D, patio under balcony. N/S, N/P. $1050/mo incl utils. Avail Mar 1st. (604)524-0218, (778)772-9655. COQUITLAM. BRAND NEW bright 2 bdrm, 1000 s/f, 7 appls. Nr all amenities/bus stop. $1050 incl utils, cable, net, sec syst. 604-908-1843. COQUITLAM nr Lough’d Mall (Blue Mtn/Shaw). 2 Bdrm suite, full bath, shared laund. Ns/np, avail March 1, $1100 incl utils/cble. 604-936-7719. Coquitlam, Oxford St 2 bdrm g/l ste sh w/d, priv ent, NP/NS $1100/mo. Avail Mar/Apr. 604-945-4151 COQUITLAM Westwood Plat. 2bdr 1700 s/f, 5 appls, ns/np, avail now. $1100/mo incl utils. 604-944-1177.

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Bright grnd level 2 bdrm. Lndry incl. $900 N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-808-2964. The Scrapper

MAPLE RIDGE 1 BDRM A/G BSMT SUITE Full bath N/S N/P Shrd laun, incl utils but NOT tv/wifi, indr cat ok with pet dep $630 mo Mar15th of Apr 1st REFS 778-865-0533

Port Coquitlam, 1 bdrm ste, inc heat & light. w/d. Own driveway. n/p. n/s. $800mo Avail Mar1 (604)942-4785

604.521.8831 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com

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).

2 BDRM grd. level ,washer/dryer, d/washer, alarm. $925 w/utilities. (604)942-8776 (604)809-2393

Princeton Place Apartments

Managed professionally, this building is quiet, clean, and well maintained. A condo like building close to Skytrain.

RENTS between $880.00 – $1395.00

ROOMS FOR RENT

POCO - furnished bdrm. shr’d kit. & living area. Quiet house. No Smoke $400/mo. incls. lndry. 604.941.2959

AUTO FINANCING

2 Bedroom Apartments And 2/3 bedroom Townhouses available

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

HOMES FOR RENT

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Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam/ Maple Ridge

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. 604-283-9055.

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TRANSPORTATION

TOWNHOUSES

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

PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm grnd lvl Avail now. N/P, smoke outside ok. $800 incl utils/cable. 604-690-0564

1 bdrm from $850 2 bdrm from $1,059

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

Call 604-724-6967

1021 Howay st. New Westminster

RENTALS

COQUITLAM Cape Horn. Half Duplex: 3 bdrms, 2 newly reno’d baths, livrm, dinrm, famrm, laundry + Sep 1 bdrm mother-in-law suite. NS/NP, March 1st. $1800 or without mother in-law suite $1500. 604-521-9203.

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

PETS

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.

MISC. FOR SALE

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

RENTALS

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

1 MONTH FREE RENT!

FURNITURE

Call For Details! Martinique Walker, AMP Mortgage Broker Specialist Verico Assent Mortgage Corp. Call: 604.984.9159 Toll Free: 866.984.9159

Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786

Quiet, clean, professionally managed building with a fitness room, close to bus stop, skytrain, shops, schools and theatre.

612 Clark rd. Coquitlam BC

1116 Hamilton st. New West

BORDER COLLIE X, born Dec 5th, ranch raised, getting lots of atten. $350. Carol 604-316-4668 or email: carol@blackdiamondranch.ca

Ask About Our Move In Discount!

1 bdrm from $840

100%Financing! Stated Income 90% 2.60% Variable 2.99% 5 yr. Fixed

PETS

1 bdrm from $840

Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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430-11th st. New Westminster

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APPLIANCES

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TREE & STUMP

Park Astoria Apartments

PARK REGENCY APARTMENTS

627

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

TREE SERVICES

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

COQUITLAM

706

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

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SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

APARTMENT/CONDO

604.521.8831 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com

560 SUNDECKS

706

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

RENTALS

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

T & K Haulaway

372

RENTALS

752

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm townhouse, $965, quiet family complex, no pets call 604-942-2277.

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

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

752

TOWNHOUSES

752

Rivers Inlet Family Townhomes A short walk to Shopping Mall, schools and recreation.

TOWNHOUSES

Up To $ 50 Move-I 0 n Bonus

2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms t/FXMZSFOPWBUFE t"MMVOJUTDPNFXJUI GSJEHF TUPWF XBTIFS ESZFSBOEEJTIXBTIFS t'SPOUDBSQPSU TPNF HBSBHFTBWBJMBCMF BOE CBDLZBSEQBUJP t%FDPSBUJWF'JSFQMBDF t4PSSZ OPQFUT t1SPGFTTJPOBMPOTJUF

Call (604) 942-2012

Rivers Inlet Rental Complex Coquitlam 1145 Inlet Street riversinletent@shaw.ca

www.coquitlampropertyrentals.ca

1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS ALSO AVAILABLE


A48 Friday, February 22, 2013, Tri-City News

www.tricitynews.com

It’s The GREAT FEBRUARY

PRE-OWNED SELLDOWN

Only the BEST pre-owned vehicles... Always the LOWEST price!

7,995

$

’04 SATURN VUE ONLY 95,000 KMS! STK#13MU9965B

7,999

$

’04 FORD F350

SUPERCAB, 4X4, LONGBOX DIESEL STK#13F35346A

16,988

$

’11 SUZUKI SX4

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14,998

$

metromotors.com /mymetroford /mymetroford

’09 VW JETTA TDI

’08 BMW 328i

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16,998

$

’08 FORD MUSTANG V6 COUPE, NICE CAR STK#12FN4002A

14,998

$

’12 FORD FLEX LTD. AWD WITH NAVIGATION STK#PFT1933

32,995

$

2007 NISSAN MURANO AWD, GREAT BUY STK#13EX8864A

12,995

$

12,998

$

4WD, ECOBOOST, NAVIGATION STK#MLT513

NEVADA EDITION, EXTENDED CAB, ONLY 29000KMS! - STK#12F18227A

’11 Chrysler 200S

’08 HYUNDAI TIBURON

41,998

$

LEATHER, NICE CAR STK#PFC1745C

POWER SEATS, NAVIGATION, MOONROOF STK#13MU7564A

’06 INFINITY G35 COUPE

’07 MAZDA 3 GT

22,995

$

MUST SEE STK#MLT480B

14,995

$

’10 FORD F150 XLT

LONGBOX, NICE TRUCK, GREAT PRICE STK#MLT533

14,995

$

’08 DODGE RAM 1500 CREWCAB, 4X4, NICE TRUCK STK#12F18222A

19,995

$

20,995

MUST SEE STK#PFT1947A

12,995

$

$

’08 VW GOLF CITY

LOADED, NICE CAR STK#13F10831A

NICE CAR STK#13ES2281XA

14,995

9,995

$

$

’08 FORD EXPLORER LTD. ’09 FORD F150 CREWCAB AWD, NICE TRUCK STK#MLT542

4X4 LARIAT STK#12F15166A

26,995

23,995

$

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’08 CHEV HHR LT

POWER GROUP, SUNROOF, CHROME RIMS, STK#MLT505A

’10 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA

9,988

JLX-L STK#PFT1932

20,995

$

THE ALL NEW Dlr# 5231 Metro Motors Ltd.

22,998

$

$

2 BLOCKS EAST

COQ. CENTRE

1-866-851-5057

METRO FORD

LOUGHEED HWY

N

PITT RIVER

NICE CAR STK#PLT4755A

25,995

$

2011 FORD F-150 SuperCrew LARIAT 2011 GMC SIERRA 1500 SL

’04 TOYOTA MATRIX

4WD, POWER LOCKS AND WINDOWS, REMOTE START STK#PFT1906A

SHAUGHNESSY

14,998

$

2008 KIA SORENTO LX

LIMITED, AWD, LOADED STK#13EX6783A

COQ. RIVER

CARGO VAN - STK#PT4785

2007 FORD EXPEDITION

’10 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT

2505 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY

The Tri-City News, February 22, 2013  

February 22, 2013 edition of the The Tri-City News

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