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Unsportsmanlike conduct Port Moody posts reminder about sportsmanship to those at games By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Staff unions say SD43 may not meet its targets Principals, teachers and support staff are raising concerns about cuts to School District 43 spending, saying they could affect professional development, school maintenance, technology and the lucrative international education program. For the second board meeting in a row, Coquitlam Teachers’ Association (CTA) and CUPE representatives expressed fears that SD43 is taking money from schools instead of hacking finance, human resources and other administrative budgets. Th e C o q u i t l a m Principals’ and Vi c e - P r i n c i p a l s ’ Association (CPVPA), meanwhile, is calling on the district to reinstate principal positions in money-making programs such as Coquitlam Open Learning and international education. “We would like to see that income-generation potential maximized,” said CPVPA president Rob Foot.

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The city of Port Moody posted this sign at its rec complex on Wednesday after a local resident suggested it, having seen a similar sign in another city. The sign has proven popular among Facebook users.

A code of conduct sign posted on Wednesday at the Port Moody recreation complex has struck a nerve with rink users. And the city is netting positive comments about the plain and humorous wording that’s directed mostly at hockey parents and spectators. The “Spectator Code of Conduct”sign reads: “Please remember: 1. These are kids. 2. This is a game. 3. Parents should cheer for everyone. 4. The referees are human. 5.You and your child do not play for the Canucks.” A photo of the sign was posted Wednesday evening on The Tri-City News’ Facebook page and has drawn an unprecedented number of “likes,” comments and shares. As of The News’ print deadline yesterday, the picture had received more than 26,000 views in about 20 hours. Among the online chatter: “Fantastic and so true. I love my city, Port Moody.” “Sad that it has to be said but, yes, the time has come that these rules must be posted clearly and offenders be tossed out on their rear end.” “Signs like this are

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“Signs like this are posted all over Canada. Good to see Moody jump on the bandwagon. Arenas just need to figure out how to remove and ban problem adults.” – comment on The Tri-City News’ Facebook page posted all over Canada. Good to see Moody jump on the bandwagon. Arenas just need to figure out how to remove and ban problem adults (1%) that are constant problems.” The comments come the same week a B.C. hockey coach was sentenced to 15 days in jail and a year of probation after he was caught on video tripping a 13-yearold player following a game. Po r t M o o dy c i t y spokesperson Leslyn Johnson said the idea for the sign came from a member of the community who had seen it in another city. “He sent it to Mayor [Mike] Clay, who liked the idea and thought we should do something similar in Port Moody,”she said. see ‘IT WAS TIME’, page A9


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Heritage gets a home in Port Coquitlam Heritage society takes over former 10,000 Villages spot for museum

what’s happening Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society is opening Heritage at Leigh Square, a new museum and archives on Thursday, March 7 — the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Port Coquitlam. The public is invited to an open house from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Outlet, Leigh Square, on McAllister Avenue beside city hall, to learn more about the place“Where Stories Connect.” For more information, visit www.pocoheritage.org or call 604-927-8403.

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A long journey is about to end for the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society. And a new one is about to begin with the opening next week of a new PoCo museum and archives. After years of talk and fundraising, volunteers have finally opened their dream museum, nearly 2,000 sq. ft. of archive and exhibit space in The Outlet at Leigh Square on McAllister Avenue. A section of the former post office, once home to the 10,000 Villages store, will now house research archives, exhibits (including a Kid Zone, and a First Nation exhibit), and other resources. Called Heritage at Leigh Square, the space will allow people to learn about PoCo’s more than 100 years of history through video and story boards as well as exhibits that will change frequently, explained Steve Smith, the project manager. “Even though it’s about history, people are going to see that it’s a very modern sort of space and we’re utilizing modern technology and we’ll continue to expand that over time,” Smith said. The idea for Heritage at Leigh Square has been in the works for some time but with $97,000 from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage and $54,000 from the city, the group was able to bring it to fruition. The society also contributed $42,500 of its own money collected through fundraising, community and private donors. It took about six weeks to finish renovations, including a heritage window covering featuring photos from PoCo’s past. “This has been done primarily by an all volunteer group. It’s been an immense amount of

special section wed. The Tri-City News will print, for readers in PoCo only, a special Centennial section on March 6. Those readers outside of PoCo interested in reading the section will be able to find it on that day at www.tricitynews.com/eeditions.

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Above: Brian Hubbard, president, and Julie Schmidt, vice-president, of the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society prepare one of the displays for the new PoCo museum, which will open next week in the former 10,000 Villages space on McAllister. Right: Pippa Van Velzen, past president of the society. work,”Smith said. Volunteers will also be running the museum. Society president Brian Hubbard said it’s a big challenge to take on the job but he said the volunteers are relishing the opportunity and are looking for help, and are connecting with students from School District 43 and Douglas College. “It’s very exciting but the responsibility is awesome,”he acknowledged. The public can get a first glimpse of the new museum on Thursday, March 7 — the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Port Coquitlam — from 3 to 8 p.m. (see sidebar). The open house is being held in connection with PoCo’s 100th anniversary events, marking the date of the city’s first council meeting. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Port Coquitlam plans 100th birthday party You can join the city of Port Coquitlam in celebrating its 100th birthday on March 7 with free skating, swimming and birthday cake, among other festivities at the following community sites: • Hyde Creek rec centre: program displays, games, face painting and prizes are planned for 5 to 9 p.m. Join Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore at 8 p.m. for the cake cutting, followed by a free swim with live music and mocktails until 10 p.m. • Heritage at Leigh Square: A public open house from 3 to 8 p.m. will showcase the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society’s new museum and archives in the Outlet. • PoCo rec complex: Birthday cake and a free public skate between 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. • City hall: Celebrate Port Coquitlam’s 100th in style at a gala cocktail reception from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring live entertainment and snacks. Tickets are $19.13 and available at the Outlet (2100-2253 Leigh Sq.). The centennial celebration continues throughout 2013 with a variety of events, activities and legacy projects. “This is a time to celebrate and look back at our colourful history, and at the same time look forward to what’s ahead for our community,”Moore said in a press release. Here are some highlights of centennial events happening over the next few months: • Illuminating Port Coquitlam: A digital art exhibit featuring photos, artwork, animation and poetry, illuminated nightly on the windows at the PoCo rec complex until March 11. • Back in Time Promenade and Legacy Project: Following the May Day parade on May 11, see a reenactment of the first Port Coquitlam council meeting, a tree dedication ceremony and memorial tree markers placed on 100-year-old trees. • Legion 100th birthday celebration: Join members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 from June 28 to 29 for a weekend of entertainment, dancing and refreshments. For more information on Port Coquitlam’s centennial events, visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/100, email 100years@portcoquitlam.ca or phone 604-927-7900.

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Building, Murrays linked to B.C. history George and Margaret “Ma” Murray began their lives together in Anmore and raised their two children, Georgina and Dan, in the homestead, according to a letter from the Murrays’ granddaughter, Margie Graham. George Murray went on to become an MLA and later an MP while

Margaret was known for her outspoken ways. The couple started weekly papers in Lillooet, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson. Graham, who lives in Alberta, said she would like to see the building retained as a provincial or national historic site, and has informed Anmore village council that she has

papers and memorabilia that could be housed in the building. Ma Murray is a respected figure in B.C. journalism. The BC and Yu k o n C o m m u n i t y Newspaper Association named its annual awards and a Community Service Award after her. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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The future of Anmore village hall is uncertain as council voted Tuesday to build a replacement for the historic homestead.

Anmore will build new hall, future of old one is uncertain By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News

The homestead of legendary B.C. newspaperwoman Ma Murray won’t be housing Anmore village hall after a decision was made Tuesday to replace the aging building with a new structure. But the future of the historic farmhouse has yet to be written. A public meeting will be held this spring to discuss what should be done with the building and, on March 5, Anmore council will be reviewing the process to plan for a new building. It was a unanimous decision to replace the building, said Mayor Heather Anderson, and a heart-wrenching one because of the history associated with the hall and the fact that city business has been done there for almost 25 years. But Anderson said council couldn’t square the idea of spending $800,000 to $900,000 to fix it and bring it up to BC Building Code given the need to have more space to accommodate future growth.

“If the repairs weren’t so extensive and if there was an opportunity to make the building larger, that would give us more usable space, we definitely would have considered it,” Anderson said. A new structure could cost between $1.4 million and $2 million, she said, although more information is needed — and the village needs to start saving. “It was something we hadn’t planned on doing this year,”she said

In December, staff moved out of the building, which is said to be rat-infested and mouldy, into a trailer, and Anderson said the 10 employees will likely be there for a few years as it will take some time to plan, budget for and build a replacement. Anmore council has also moved to a portable behind Anmore elementary school in the interim. In reaching its conclusion to decommission the building, Anderson said, councillors re-

viewed several reports, including a cursory review by inspector Ed Witzke, who said it was too far gone to save, and was, in fact, “bulldozerready.” Another more detailed report by Lloyd Lucas suggested it could cost $663,750 to replace the roof and make interior and exterior repairs. Further reports suggested the renovation could cost even more — up to $900,000, Anderson said. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Upcoming Events 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!

Happy Birthday Port Moody:

Historical Highlights Back on February 1, 1952, Lewis Fuel & Cartage Company won the contract to pick up cans and dry garbage from Port Moody residents and businesses. At the time, the City paid $150 per month for waste collection made “on or about” the 1st and 15th day of each month. Lewis Fuel retained the contract, and fees jumped to $250 a month starting January 1953. Sponsored by the

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, at the door or email inletskatingclub@gmail.com.

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Best field needs work $30k in repairs for field that opened eight years ago By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

An artificial turf field the city of Coquitlam shares with a high school will undergo repairs just eight years after it was installed. This week, city managers said the wear and tear on the field at Dr. Charles Best secondary school has caused seam damage and turf compaction in heavily used areas such as the centre and goal mouths. As well, some minor upgrades will be carried out by contractors during the school district’s two-week spring break this month, to minimize disruption to field users. The $30,000 repair bill will be paid by city taxpayers as the municipality is responsible for all maintenance and capital costs. “The school district contributed the land in exchange for access during school hours,” said Kathy Reinheimer, Coquitlam’s manager of parks and facilities. “For this reason, SD43 wasn’t asked to contribute [financially].” Typically, a turf carpet should last around 10 years before being replaced, she said, “but, of course, the actual lifespan varies depending on the intensity of use.” “Our experts tell us that by doing this remedial work, we should get another four years out of the carpet, extending the lifespan to 12 years.” The Best field has seen its share of problems

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The artificial turf field at Dr. Charles Best secondary school in Coquitlam will undergo repairs during spring break. since it opened in 2004. That year, the $2-million field — partially paid for with casino revenues — failed a “pill burn” test, a durability exercise that gauges how quickly a burning object dropped onto the turf is snuffed. As well, in 2006 and ’07, workers were on the Best field when crumb rubber pushed up after snow removals. Crumb rubber, which is made from recycled scrap tires, and silica sand are used as field infill. In 2011, then city

councillor Doug Macdonell, who chaired the parks and rec committee, noted the Best field had been deteriorating faster than predicted because of the hard use and litter from students. Council asked for a review of the shared field assets with the school district. This July, a new sports field strategy for the city is due before council for consideration. Of its 41 sports fields, Coquitlam has five synthetic fields, including

the one at Best. In Town Centre Park, Cunnings Field was a joint project with the Tr i p a r t i t e P i n e t r e e Partnership (Coquitlam, Douglas College and Pinetree secondary) while the remaining three fields are cityowned. Port Moody has two artificial turf fields: the North Shore Park (beside Heritage Woods secondary) and Trasolini Field (behind the recreation complex). The former — a nine-year-old field — has a joint-use agreement between the city and the school district that allows students to use it on weekdays during the academic year. City spokesperson Leslyn Johnson said there have been no significant upgrades to either field since they were installed other than minor repairs for vandalism. A request for comment from the city of Port Coquitlam about its turf field was not immediately returned. jwarren@tricitynews.com

Notice of Public HeariNg ProPoSeD Heritage DeSigNatioN bYlaW No. 3833 & Heritage reVitaliZatioN autHoriZatioN bYlaW 3834 Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC

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To designate the building known as Melissa Park at 2175 Mary Hill Road as a heritage property to provide for a Heritage Revitalization Agreement that allows a social service organization to use this building for office and ancillary uses and use the adjoining property at 2195 Mary Hill Road for accommodation and ancillary purposes.

location of Properties affected: 2175 and 2195 Mary Hill Road (Melissa Park)

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Did You Know? Betty Fox, Terry Fox’s mother who carried on her son’s dream to fight cancer, passed away on June 17, 2011.

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A copy of the proposed Bylaws may be inspected in the Corporate Office, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, except Saturdays, Sundays, and any Statutory Holiday, until March 11, 2013 inclusive. further information can be seen at www.portcoquitlam.ca/ getinvolved” and further details can be obtained from the Development Services Department at 604-927-5442.

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He said extra money from these programs enhances programming for schools. Both the CTA and CUPE say they are worried that $5 million in cuts approved by the board in an amended budget passed Tuesday won’t stop the bleeding and could result in further chopping to school budgets next year. “I say to you, be careful where you cut,” said CTA representative Chris King, noting that the district has an educated and progressive work force. “You need to be careful that you don’t do something to dampen this drive, to stifle the enthusiasm, to kill the initiatives that have been put forward.” Both employee groups are worried the district doesn’t have a handle on its finances and won’t know the bottom line until the summer, when auditors look at the books for the year. Superintendent Tom Grant admitted the district has no certainty it will “hit the nail” and won’t know until this summer whether it met its budget target. Currently, the district is forecasting a $2.5-million deficit at the end of June,

CUPE Local 561 president Dave Ginter said he wants to get to the root of the problem and said he had numerous questions as to how the deficit arose in the first place. Although the district has admitted it erred in calculating enrolment — it was out by 223 students — and overestimated revenue while underestimating expenses, it hasn’t been forthcoming in explaining how this happened, said Ginter, who’s doubtful SD43 will meet its target and can prevent the situation from happening again. “The difficulty in assessing the actual cost savings is complicated as there are no actual cost savings attached to each item,” he said. “Yet we are led to believe the total savings will actually be $5 million.” I n a n i n t e r v i e w, CTA president Teresa Grandinetti said she shares similar concerns but is telling her membership not to panic. Still, she expects this will be the first year in recent memory that teachers who are handed layoff notices in spring are not recalled in the fall. “I worry that’s going to be one of the effects,” she said.

What is being cut? Tri-City public schools will have less money to spend on special equipment, programs and maintenance after School District 43 passed an amended budget Tuesday night. The board of education unanimously passed the budget bylaw with $295.1 million in spending and $5 million in cuts. Some of the largest chunks whittled from district spending included $1.2 million repatriated from schools and $2 million in annual facilities grants that would normally be spent on roof, painting, furnace and lighting upgrades. As well, $425,000 has been trimmed from SD43’s international education budget, resulting in less money to market the service to foreign students. A principal position in that department won’t be filled and schools that host foreign students won’t get as much in grants for multicultural programs. Some career programs will also take a hit. Technology services loses $350,000 from its budget, including a position that won’t be filled and apprenticeship, career and other programming that helps students transition from school will see $225,000 in cuts to supplies. Further cuts include: a reduction in a viceprincipal position at Centennial secondary; supplies and professional support for school support initiatives; cuts to release time for professional development; and less money for students services. The district plans to look for another $300,000 in as yet undisclosed cuts.

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even with $5 million in cuts, and will have to pay back that money in future years. He also said that fig-

ure could be larger or smaller. “We’re hoping it will remain within that realm, we’re hoping it will be even less,”he said.

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Alignment of calendars would be key By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy NeWs

School District 43 won’t go it alone in changing summer, spring and winter breaks, the board of education was told Tuesday. SD43 superintendent Tom Grant said Metro districts want to make sure their school calendars are aligned to avoid problems for families, teachers, sports teams and other extra curricular programs. Even summer school could be affected if schools make changes to their school calendar, which are now allowed under the School Act. “Most people were arguing for consistency and planning for consistency,” Grant told the board. Next year, SD43 will have a two-week spring break to save money, an extra day added to the Remembrance Day long weekend, plus regular winter and summer breaks. There will also be four district-wide professional days and two flexible dates for school-wide pro D days. The board is expected to approve the 2013/’14 calendar at its next meeting. Still, there is some interest in a balanced calendar that would spread breaks more equally throughout the year and shorten the summer vacation period. Approximately 25% of respondents to a SD43 survey want the district to do more research on a balanced calendar and some people expressed concern about the loss of learning over an eight- to nine-week summer break, according to assistant superintendent Carrey Chute. But he said 70% of 1,152 respondents stated they like the current calendar. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Coq. signs retroactive deal with firefighters

The city of Coquitlam and the union representing its firefighters have agreed to a two-year labour contract that will see a 5.5% wage increase — for 2010 and 2011. Because the wage hikes were anticipated by staff, the city had set aside funds in anticipation of the settlement, meaning no additional funding is required. “The increases are consistent with wages negotiated in other municipalities and provide our employees with the security of having a signed agreement,” said Coquitlam fire chief Tony Delmonico in a press release. “The protection of our community with skilled fire crews is of paramount importance to our citizens.” The agreement is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010 and was in effect until Dec. 31, 2011. Negotiations on the 2012 contract have not been scheduled. There are 157 members in the Coquitlam Fi r e f i g h t e r s U n i o n Local 1782 of the International Association of Firefighters. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Wave of car break-ins locally By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

A wave of vehicle break-ins has hit the TriCities, with 20 cars being broken into in one 24hour period this week. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said the incidents occurred across Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, with stolen items ranging from cat food to laptop computers. “They will steal any-

thing,” Chung said. “If you have pennies or an empty pop can, they will steal that, too.” Bluetooth and GPS devices are also popular items for thieves to steal but perhaps more alarming is a number of insurance documents taken from vehicles, which could be used for identity theft, he said. Documents with the vehicle owners’ addresses can also lead to thieves targeting the

home later, particularly if a garage door opener is also left in the car. To have 20 break-ins occur in such a short period of time is rare, Chung said, but police have yet to determine whether the incidents are connected. Several break-ins occurred in quiet industrial areas while residential parkades were also targeted. “They are all over the place,” he added.

“Sometimes they break into several vehicles at one place. We are definitely working with the neighbouring agencies to see if there are any similarities between all these vehicle break-ins.” In the meantime, the Coquitlam RCMP are asking vehicle owners to be vigilant. Drivers should remove all valuables from their vehicles, lock all doors and park in well-lit and well-travelled areas.

Over the last decade, the number of thefts from vehicles in the TriCities has been slowly declining but there was a significant jump in numbers last year. In Port Coquitlam, the stats increased from 200 incidents in 2011 to 290 in 2012 while, in Coquitlam, the numbers jumped 17%, from 480 to 560. Port Moody, meanwhile, saw a 2% decrease. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Coquitlam woman killed in West Van traffic accident person Const. Jeff Palmer. The SUV was travelling west on Marine when it struck the woman who, based on witness accounts, was wearing dark clothing. “The information we have suggests the vehicle was traveling at — or, in all probability — within the speed limit,” said Palmer. He added that no charges are being considered for the driver. The WVPD and the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service

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warrants for uttering threats and theft in relation to another incident. “It was basically a straight-forward arrest,” said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung. “We received some information that he was going to be at a certain place… and we arrested him.” Jowett-Work allegedly stabbed a man at around 11 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the hallway of an apartment on Coquitlam Avenue in Port Coquitlam. The victim was taken to hospital and released after receiving medical treatment.

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‘It was time that it go up’: PM puck v-p continued from front page

Johnson stressed the sign isn’t in response to a specific incident at the arena. “It stems from a general understanding that many spectators — not just at hockey games — can get unruly and disrespectful to the players, referees and coaches, and that Port Moody will not tolerate this kind of behaviour,”she said. Besides ice hockey,

the rink also hosts ball hockey, lacrosse, figure skating and ringette practices and games. The sign has been uploaded on the Port Moody Amateur Hockey Association (PMAHA) website, which has links for player, parent and coach code of conduct. “It was time that it go up,” said PMAHA first vice-president Dennis Shaben, adding his organization had worked with

the city to install it. “We have dialogued with them all the time and it’s a coMIKE CLAY nundrum out there. People love hockey in Canada but the degree of seriousness has, I think, escalated and we’re just seeing a tendency of some — and it’s that small minority — get

out of hand. “We’ve seen it other association rinks. We see it in other sports. We see it in our arena from time to time where people just get a little over-involved… I think they lose sight that this is kids’ hockey.” The sign is “a positive reminder for spectators to conduct themselves respectfully,” BC Hockey president Wilf Liefke added. Brian Lowe, presi-

d e n t o f t h e Po r t Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association, said his group gets players, parents, coaches, managers and referees to sign a code of conduct form at the start of each season. “Some highlights are fair play, show respect to teammates, coaches, parents and referees (and vice versa), not force kids to play hockey, encouragement and positive reinforcement,”Lowe said.

Brian Keenen, president of the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association, applauded PoMo for its initiative, saying, “We are looking into having them installed in Coquitlam as well.” Requests for comment from the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam and the Vancouver Canucks were not immediately returned.

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arents of athletic children are not always the best role models when it comes to accepting the calls of referees and losing or winning graciously. Yet who best to be an example of good sportsmanship? In recent years, heightened expectations around kids’ sports has led to abuse of refs, many of them young athlete themselves, even brawls. Parents should know better yet some leagues are having to require parents to sign an agreement promising to behave on the sidelines before their kids can play sports. Recently, a judge was forced to take an even stronger step, sending a Vancouver minor hockey coach to jail for 15 days after he pleaded guilty to assault for tripping two teenage players in a handshake line after a game. The incident was caught on video and that video went viral (it’s not a question of whether you saw it but how many times). Perhaps this will send a strong message to kids, parents and coaches that poor sportsmanship is unacceptable — and sometimes, illegal.

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Some of these veterans were local heroes like Smokey Smith and Cecil Merritt; most were just regular soldiers, from truck drivers to Korean War nurses, mechanics and paratroopers to my uncle, Ralph Koonts, who was part of a tank crew with the British Columbia Regiment. One person I know well is a Second World War veteran from the Vancouver Seaforth Highlanders whose brother was a member of North Vancouver‘s military engineers who died on the beach at Normandy. I had heard about his brother’s death from a fellow engineer, a true story about how a German machine gunner concentrated his gun fire on this one person. I have never told this story to the living brother and that’s why I haven’t mentioned his name here. All of these men and women are the same: They are proud to have worn a uniform and they all understand what war is all about, and they passed that message onto me. They never glorified war and they never really spoke about it. No matter how many questions I

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“Our veterans... have earned a lot more than two minutes of silence once a year.” Guy Black asked my Uncle Ralph, he would not say anything — and he never wore his medals which collected dust in his bedroom drawer. They just tried to forget. I have also recently become friends with a silver cross mother, Anne Bason, who lost her son Colin in Afghanistan just a few years ago. She is amazing, showing great strength in dealing with the loss of her beloved child, and when I speak with her, it is difficult for me to have that same strength and not break down. I never knew Anne’s son but he was someone young, from our generation, killed in a war. When I asked for a portion of Hope Street

to be renamed Veterans Way, my intention was to thank our veterans. The letter I wrote to mayor and council did not say things like“For our glorious dead”or in celebration of going to war but I did say the naming is for those Port Moody residents who helped to stop wars, like the Canadians who restored peace to South Korea 60 years ago or for those that defeated tyrants such as Adolf Hitler. I do not feel it’s excessive to want to thank our veterans outside of Nov. 11. They have earned a lot more than two minutes of silence once a year. So why not call one block of Hope Street Veterans Way? I don’t think it is too much to ask and it certainly does not mean we are on our way to becoming something we do not want to be. Thank you, Andy and Jim, for your opinions. We are all entitled to have our say, and that is one important part of the democracy for which Canada’s veterans fought.

Guy Black, a Port Moody resident, is recipient of a Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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FACE TO FACE: Would a four-day school week be good for education and kids?

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couple of weeks ago, the good folks in Fort McMurray, Alta. were embroiled in a debate about a four-day school week. Proponents of the idea argued that it would save money and afford residents of the rural community time to travel back and forth from the closest“big city,”which is more than four hours away. Ultimately, the idea was nixed. But I think it’s an idea we should consider in British Columbia. I know there would be a number of challenges associated with a four-day school week, not the least of which would be parents having to pay for an extra day of childminding. But there would also be many benefits. First, a four-day school week would save money. Coquitlam School District recently announced a shortfall of $7.5 million. Teachers aren’t going to take a pay cut, supplies and books aren’t getting any cheaper and, with an aging population, tax revenue is becoming scarce. I also think having an extra day off would teach students the important skill of independent study — a skill that would benefit them in university and beyond. It would be a

day for them to do homework, write papers or do some research on the internet. Also, in higher grades, having an extra day off would mean an extra work day. Students with part-time jobs would have the opportunity to earn some extra income so that they can gain valuable work experience and put aside money for further education. In the United States, more than 120 school districts already have four-day schedules. While studies about its effectiveness are inconclusive, in 2004, Time magazine featured a school district in Webster County, Ky. that’s flourished under the new system. “Student absenteeism has also fallen remarkably in Webster County,”notes the article.“Ditto for teachers, which means fewer resources are being used to pay substitute teachers. “Administrators also credit the schedule change for significant academic gains. The 2,000-student district went from being ranked 111th in the state on standardized tests in 2003 to 53rd last year.” I don’t think a four day schedule should be an edict imposed upon school boards but maybe it’s an option B.C. should offer them.

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“Having an extra day off would teach students the important skill of independent study — a skill that would benefit them in university and beyond.” Andy Radia

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“Our educational discussions should focus on what’s best for our kids, not on gimmicky moneysaving schemes.” Jim Nelson What’s your take on this week’s Face to Face topic and what they have to say? Email your thoughts to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

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ou can’t make this stuff up. Planters is out of peanuts. Heinz might stop making ketchup. And Alberta can’t find money to fund public schools? Yes, unbelievably, Fort McMurray, Alta., a mere gas pump from the tar sands, has a $4.4-million school budget deficit. But rather than demand increased fracking funding, Fort Mac’s school board has instead opted for an austerity scheme to adopt a four-day school week. Fort McMurray. Let’s see, other than cutting a day from the school week, where else might the city’s education leaders find money to adequately fund schools? Surely Fort McMurray’s biggest school problem should be to keep students from being struck by the armoured cars transporting bags of cash back and forth from the oil sands. Ultimately, Fort McMurray’s parents kiboshed the four-day school week plan. Why? Was it because it’s not a good idea educationally? No, it was because of the daycare difficulties they would face if their kids had one fewer day at school. Education underfunding is the problem that needs solving. Fort McMurray’s plan to save money by reducing the school week to four days was monumentally ill-consid-

ered by all involved — rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic without anybody mentioning the iceberg. And if Alberta can watch oil companies make $260 billion since 1986 mere miles from the cash strapped Fort Mac school board office without demanding a few million for adequate public school funding, B.C.’s already serially underfunded schools are in real trouble. Our educational discussions should focus on what’s best for our kids, not on gimmicky money-saving schemes. By the way, a four-day school week won’t help schools or kids. Our kids need time away from parents, computer screens, virtual solitude and siblings. They need time to explore their individuality, learn to take personal responsibility, tolerate and work with others of different religions, colours, genders, sexual orientations and ability levels. These things are learned best at school and five days are better than four. Inadequate education funding is our prerequisite problem. At the very least, when we explore ways to improve education in B.C., perhaps we might study policy and pedagogy in countries with adequately funded schools rather than consider austerity plans from the oil patch.

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TRI-CITY LETTERS Selling off surplus is common in gov’t.

Unsportsmanlike conduct: your view Our story on the PoMo arena sign drew a lot of attention quickly. What’s your opinion? Email your letters to newsroom@tricitynews.com

Expenses aside, health care must be universal The Editor, Irrespective of the controversy surrounding Sen. Pamela Wallin and other senators having overstepped their expenses, the question of residence for health care should not be an issue. Universal Medicare was implemented in the 1960s so any citizen could receive health services regardless of where they lived in Canada. At some point, this concept changed where we have been excluded from coverage when

traveling outside of our own province. This has profited the insurance industry while denying Canadians their basic rights to health care. No one, including a senator, should have to justify where she has a health card for fear she won’t be covered for an illness because she couldn’t afford it. As a Canadian, she is entitled to a valid universal health care card covering the same benefits no matter where she resides in the country. That was

the promise of Medicare and it is time this principal was upheld. Every Canadian must demand that the prime minister and Parliament live up to this right instead of downloading their responsibilities to the provinces. As she’s a member of the Conservative party, I suggest Ms. Wallin lobby her own representatives and other members of parliament to uphold and fight for the reinstatement of universal medicare. Rita Pollock, Coquitlam

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Bucks for buildings By Maria Spitale-Leisk The Tri-CiTy News

Historical buildings in Port Moody can now be bought by the city after council approved an amendment Tuesday to the Heritage Reserve Fund bylaw. Created in 1995 for the city to set aside 15% of land sales to buy park land, the bylaw now allows for heritage-related improvements and building purchases. Port Moody Coun. Diana Dilworth, a vocal opponent of the amendment, reiterated at Tuesday’s meeting that she would be not be supporting the motion. “This was a reserve fund that was set up for a specific reason to look at preserving land,” said Dilworth. “And I think by broadening it to include specific heritage preservation projects, including buildings, is really going to dilute the fund, and I just can’t support it.” The motion passed with dissenting votes from councillors Dilworth and Rick Glumac. Other Moody news:

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Port Moody council has declined a $10,220 funding request for the development of an independent regional priorities plan for the Tri-Cities. Share Family and Community Services CEO Martin Wyant, who is spearheading a $100,000 planning process that would be funded by the three municipalities, made a presentation to council in January. D u r i n g Tu e s d ay ’ s meeting, Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay said he doesn’t know if Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam are proponents of the plan. He recommended the matter be discussed at the next joint Tri-Cities council meeting. Coun. Bob Elliott is supportive of the regional priorities plan, sitting on the committee himself. “It’s one of those things that it sounds good but nothing has really been done concrete-wise,” said Elliott. Dilworth didn’t mince words, telling council she was inclined to have the

funding request just go away. “Having said that, perhaps at the next joint council meeting I can get some different perspectives from members of council across the region,” she added.

VISIBILITY

The Port Moody Police Department’s community volunteers will soon be outfitted with new, reflective duds after council gave the local force pre-approval for $7,000 from the 2013 budget. PMPD spokesperson Const. Luke Van Winkel told The Tri-City News the volunteer program is 30-people strong and expanding, and volunteers are currently clad in 10-year-old jackets that are no longer waterproof. “Essentially, it’s a combination of reflective jackets and vests,” said Van Winkel of the PMPD’s wish list. Currently, only three PMPD bike patrol volunteers can ride the streets at a time while a dozen other qualified candidates wait for vests with official logos. “I’m supporting this [motion] because it’s basically a necessity for them

to keep the program, Mayor Clay told council. “And outfitting volunteers is cheaper than hiring employees and sending them out to do this same work, which is how we try to keep costs down.”

ICE CREAM!

R o c ky Po i n t I c e Cream staff will be doling out sweet treats from a truck this spring while the existing store at Rocky Point Park undergoes a facelift. Port Moody council voted in favour of allowing the truck to temporarily operate at the park. The business has been operating for many years in a building at Rocky Point Pool that is now being expanded. Yvette Cuthbert, an owner of Rocky Point Ice Cream, said among the changes is a plan to make ice cream on site. “We will be making hand-crafted, smallbatch premium ice cream with premium inclusions, and we will have a window where people can watch us make it,”she told council. The business will reopen in late April or early May. newsroom@tricitynews.com

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French fun at Festival du Bois By Janis Warren For this year’s Festival du Bois, the weekendlong Coquitlam party that celebrates all things French-Canadian will kick off in a city not known for its francophone heritage. The 24th annual fête will be launched tonight (Friday) in Port Coquitlam to tie into its Sunday Coffee Concerts series as well as mark the municipality’s 100th anniversary. Genticorum, a Quebec traditional group that plays folk and Celtic music, will perform at the Terry Fox Theatre at 7 p.m. (it will also headline the festival on Saturday night). The partnership “is Coquitlam’s way of saying ‘Happy Birthday’ to Port Coquitlam,” said Johanne Dumas, executive and artistic director of Société francophone de Maillardville, which hosts the festival. “Port Coquitlam requested us to be part of their centennial celebrations and we are very pleased to be part of them.” Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the March 2 and 3 festival at Mackin Park in Maillardville promises a bounty of entertainment for all ages. The Main Stage (Grand Chapiteau), Workshop Tent (Tente des Ateliers) and Children’s Tent (Tente des Enfants) will be filled with sounds and dance during most of the two days.

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She said she got intrigued with the West Coast voyageurs after visiting the Fort Langley National Historic Site. “Their heritage isn’t celebrated as much as it should be,” said Plourde, who hails from the Gaspé Peninsula and will be leading a workshop called “Wearable Art: Textile Embellishment” this month. To register for her course, call 604-6641636.

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Genticorum (above) will perform at Coquitlam’s Festival du Bois, which also features maple syrup candy.

The Tri-Cities is represented with Alouest — a Maillardville-based band that has a FrenchCanadian flair using a dozen instruments — and Harmonie de l’Ecole des Pionniers de Maillardville, a concert band from the PoCo school. Quebecois groups to perform include the twofamily band Dentdelion; Les Poules a Colin, made up of four female musicians and a guy named Colin; and Le Bal a l’Huile, a vocal group that sings both a cappella and

accompanied by acoustic instruments. And on the international front, Vashaan will play Persian songs while New York-based Matuto will whip up the crowd with its Brazilian carnival/bluegrass mix. But music isn’t the only attraction for Festival du Bois attendees as FrenchCanadian fare will also be served up, with tourtiere, maple taffy on snow, maple sugar pie and poutine on the menu. On Sunday, there will be a pancake breakfast. “We are very proud to

offer so many activities this year and especially for children,” Dumas said. “We want kids to discover our French-Canadian traditions.” Meanwhile, at nearby Mackin House Museum, there will also be entertainment during the festival, with workshops by Roger Dallaire — a musician, storyteller, ventriloquist, dancer and puppeteer — and by Denis Leclerc, who will perform songs about the fur trade, and French-Canadian and Metis folk tales with his fiddle. As well, next door at Place des Arts, Joanne Plourde will be highlighting her textile art talent during the festival from 1 to 4 p.m. and her ongoing installation, titled “The Voyageurs Epic: Perseverance,” which runs until March 16.

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: French-Canadian culture comes alive at Mackin Park for 24th fest

Genicorum — a trio make up of Pascal Gemme, Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand and Yann Falquet — will perform at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate) on Friday at 7 p.m. It will also play on the Main Stage (Grand Chapiteau) at Festival du Bois at Mackin Park in Coquitlam on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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t’s the weekend of Festival du Bois, which in past years has translated to a mixed bag of liquid sunshine and cloudy skies. Let’s hope we get a few rays for the annual fête in Maillardville on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, March 1 OH LA LA!

Festival du Bois is joining Port Coquitlam’s 100th anniversary celebrations by launching its weekend party at the Terry Fox Theatre. Genicorum will liven up the auditorium (1260 Riverwood Gate) at 7 p.m. with its blend of Celtic and Québécois folk tunes. Tickets for the show, which is part of the city’s 14th annual Coffee Concert series, are $12/$10/$6. Children under six are admitted free. Call 604-927-8400 or visit www.experienceit.ca.

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Support Tri-City drama students this weekend. Riverside secondary River’s Edge Theatre, under the direction of Nicole Roberge, mounts Les Misérables tonight and tomorrow with the curtain up at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $10 are

available on the night of the performance at the school (2215 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam). And Heritage Woods secondary, under the direction of Shanda Walters, is staging Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the movie starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. The play also runs March 1 and 2, with the opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $12/$10 are available at the door (1300 David Ave., Port Moody).

Saturday, March 2 BE pREpARED

Learn about safety at a free emergency preparedness training course at Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services (fire hall #1, 1725 Broadway St.) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up, call 604-927-5466 or visit www.portcoquitlam. ca/ep.

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Hear French-Canadian music and taste tourtière, sugar taffy on snow and poutine at the 24th annual Festival du Bois in Maillardville. Today, the event runs at Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parking is available at Ikea, which has a shuttle bus to the park. Tickets are $12/$8/$5. Children under age

five are free. Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www. festivaldubois.ca.

school under the direction of teachers Melanie Stokes and Mike McElgunn. The library is located in PoMo city hall (100 Newport Dr.) and is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

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Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam) will screen for teens the 2008 Batman flick The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, at 1 p.m. Continue the series on April 6 as the library shows The Dark Knight Rises. To reserve a spot, call 604-927-7999.

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Raising Change, a folk/rock/blues band. will be playing Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) to build awareness — and raise change — for the Stroke Recovery Association. Tickets are $30 by calling the box office at 604-927-6555 or visiting www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Sunday, March 3 GLENEAGLE ART

Check out the paintings, mixed-media, photography and graphics by Gleneagle secondary students on display this month at the Port Moody Public Library. The March exhibit features pieces by students at the Coquitlam

The Minnekhada Park Association presents Creative Café, an open house where kids of all ages can take part in unique — and fun — learning activities, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Minnekhada regional park (4455 Oliver Rd., Coquitlam). Call 604-432-6359 or visit www. minnekhada.ca.

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The grad committee at Coquitlam’s Dr. Charles Best secondary will support the game between the Coquitlam Express and the Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 2 p.m. A tailgate party starts at 12:30 p.m. outside the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.). There will be a raffle sale and frisbee toss at intermission. Email sarahcs@telus.net for discounted tickets. Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to newsroom@tricitynews.com.com.

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books plus: What’s on in Tri-City libraries

Women, 100 and bears Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

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• Chinese NewYear Concert: On Tuesday, March 5 from 7 to 8 p.m., the City Centre branch is celebrating the arrival of theYear of the Snake with a concert. Members from the Arts Musical Studio will perform traditional Chinese music to welcome spring and the Lunar NewYear. Seating is limited and registration is required for this free program. For more information or to register, call Shirley at 604-937-3221 • International Women’s Day: Peace and Serenity through Forgiveness: March 8 is International Women’s Day and to celebrate, Coquitlam Public Library is featuring two authors who survived abuse and who will share messages of peace, courage and hope. Featured on March 7 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at the City Centre branch (Meeting Rooms 1 and 2) are: In Black and Blue Sari, Kamal Dhillon recounts the severe abuse she suffered at the hands of her wealthy, handsome, charming — and

Kamal Dhillon, author of “Black and Blue Sari,” is one of two authors to be featured on March 7 at Coquitlam for an event tied to International Women’s Day the next day. extremely violent — husband; also, Kathy Kovacs has been a sports reporter,TV host and writer. Her experiences in an abusive relationship form the inspirational story “The Gift of Peace,” featured in the book Change One Belief.To register for this free program, leave a message at 604-937-4155. 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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Presented by the Tri-Cities ECD Committee Do you know someone who has made a difference in improving the lives of children and their families in the Tri-Cities? It could be a doctor, a child care provider, a neighbour, a parent, a business or an organization. Nominations close March 25, 2013! Someone who: Demonstrates through work or volunteer efforts a genuine commitment to providing a better future for our children Works with others to raise awareness about early childhood development and young children Believes in building strong families Demonstrates leadership in the community by having a positive impact on the lives of young children

ebrate the city’s 100th birthday with a cup of tea and conversation in city hall galleria. Sit down with living heritage hosts to learn about PoMo’s past and ask questions. Other interactive activities include a listening station provided by the society featuring audio clips from early Port Moody residents accompanied by historic photographs. Representatives from Port Moody Station Museum will be at the event to supply background history and to talk about the new book Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100Years. • Calling all Tri-Cities artists: PMPL has space for framed artworks as well as a display case for other media such as pottery or carvings by artists from the Tri-Cities area. Work is usually on display for one month. Artists interested in booking a display should contact Irene at 604-4694692 or ijakse@portmoody.ca. • Sing to your baby: Singing to your baby is a great way to make language come alive for infants. The library has an extensive selection of songs for babies and nursery rhymes on CD to help you get started with this fun way to bond

with your child. Come to the library and browse children’s CDs or ask a staff member for help. For more information, visit library.portmoody. ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

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• The Grizzly Bears: A Journey to the Khutzeymateen: At Fox Library, you can enjoy a tour of the Khutzeymateen Valley, home to one of B.C.’s most important coastal populations of grizzly bears. Located 45 km northeast of Prince Rupert, the valley features Canada’s only grizzly bear sanctuary. John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, will share a wealth of wonderful memories and eye-catching photos from his trip to the Khutzeymateen Valley. The program runs Tuesday, March 12 from 7 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 604-9277999.

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  Local teens can celebrate Teen Tech Week this month by participating in Fraser Valley Regional Library’s (FVRL) Picture This @ FVRL photo contest. The contest runs t h ro u g h M a rc h 31 — in the TriCities, through Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library — and teens who have FVRL cards can show off their photography skills by snapping shots and entering them to win prizes, including the grand prize of an Apple iPad mini. Teens can submit up to five of their best photos. Winners will be chosen by a panel of FVRL staff and guest judges on April 12. The contest is open to teens aged 13 to 19 who have FVRL cards and live or work in a community FVRL serves. Winning photos will be published on FVRL’s Facebook page, along with announcements on Twitter and at fvrl. ca. For more information, visit facebook.com/ F r a s e r Va l l e y Library.

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March 10: Karin Plato Come hear the soothing, sultry sounds of Canadian vocalist and composer Karin Plato and her jazz quintet. Bebop, Bossas and Blues aptly describes the Quintet’s music; from languid ballads to finger snapping swing tunes; beloved Brazilian favorites to lesser-known gems from the Great American Songbook. In the spirit of jazz, the Quintet reinvents ‘30s and ‘40s compositions with thoughtful, current arrangements, always leaving room for the improvisation that is such an important part of the jazz tradition. www.karinplato.com

March 24: Dal Richards A Vancouver legend for more than seven decades, Dal continues to swing - leading his orchestra of talented musicians in a blend of unique sounds that capture the best of the big band era, along with jazz, rock and pop standards from the 1930s to today. As he approaches his 80th year in the music business, Dal is not one to sit back and bask in the memory of magical days gone by....instead he’s looking ahead to the next gig. In fact, he is still one of the busiest musicians in Vancouver! Don’t miss a chance to see Dal and his 6 piece band live at Terry Fox Theatre! www.dalrichards.com

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Chocolate for Gogos’ cause Tasting event will help African grandmothers

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Chocoholics are invited to chow down on the sweet treat and raise funds to support struggling families in Africa. Coquitlam Gogos are hosting a chocolate tasting party to celebrate International Women’s Day March 8, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Outlet in Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square. Funds raised will go to support the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Tickets cost $20 and the event includes chocolate eating lessons and dessert, chocolate sales,

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a live auction and an artisan marketplace, The Outlet will be the festive, art-filled location for the Coquitlam Gogos’ launch of what is planned as an ongoing series of chocolate pairing and chocolate tasting events. Anyone interested in hosting a chocolate tasting home party with proceeds to the Grandmothers Campaign can contact Coquitlam Gogos for details. “It’s the perfect way to celebrate International Wo m e n ’ s D a y,” Coquitlam Gogos co-

chair Pam Palmer said in a press release. “We’re excited to offer this new event to all our wonderful supporters, and to anyone who loves chocolate.” The Co-operators and the Ted Leung Agency of Coquitlam are helping sponsor the event, which will include a tasting of gourmet chocolate led by expert Linda Baker. She’ll offer some surprising facts about chocolate and how it’s grown and made, plus desserts and coffee and tea service. Chocolate will also be available to purchase.

Fred Soofi, of Pasta Polo, has donated the desserts. For information about Greater Vancouver Gogos, visit w w w. g r e a t e r va n g o gos.org, which links to the Grandmothers Campaign website. To reserve tickets for this event, call Wendy at 604-939-5216 or email coquitlamgogos@gmail. com. To join the Coquitlam Gogos, or for more information on hosting a chocolate tasting party, call Pam at 604-469-0265 or email coquitlamgogos@gmail.com.

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TRI-CITY SPOTLIGHT: Buddhist cash for hospital, Qi Gong club collects for Crossroads

TOP: Members of the Blue Mountain Quilters stitched up $1,000 last month for the labrynth healing garden in Port Moody. The quilters raised the funds for the Crossroads Hospice Society by raffling a labyrinth-inspired quilt. Another $1,000 was donated to the PoCoMo Youth Society. Pictured left to right are Gladys White (quilt show chairperson) and Louise Murphy (guild president) who are presenting cheques to Anna Wilczewski (Crossroads’ development officer) and Jerome Bouvier (PoCoMo Youth Society). MIDDLE: John Loh’s Qi Gong group also passed over cash to Crossroads last month. The club has collected more than $10,000 for the charity. Pictured left to right are Crossroads’ board director Catherine Burns, Qi Gong student Gloria Barkley, Loh and student Laion Lee. 

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Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation members last month gave $32,000 to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation to complete the $154,000 needed to add a second cardiac-echo ultrasound to the cardiac diagnostic services. Those at the cheque presentation included ERHF executive director Charlene Giovannetti-King; EHR cardiologist Ben Leung; Alison Johansen, foundation board chair; and Shenaz Karim, ERH medical imaging manager.

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A Port Coquitlam firm is up for four Ovation Awards from the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA). Last month, the GVHBA shortlisted Falcon Homes in the categories of Best Custom Home (over $2 million); Best New Kitchen ($100K and over); Best Special Feature (new or renovated); and Best Interior Design Custom Residence

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Endurance swimmers in Port Coquitlam went the distance last

BELOW: Port Coquitlam Building Supplies and Coquitlam-based contractor Roger Hartmann of Hartmann Construction shared honours in winning the Deck Wars at the 2013 BC Home and Garden Show last month at BC Place. Participants had to build a deck no larger than an 8’ x 8’ space. The decks were judged by HGTV’s celebrity deck design guru Paul Lafrance.

month to raise more than $2,000 so disadvantaged youth could get their lifeguard certification. On Feb. 15, some 40 young people and swimmers participated including members of the PoCo Marlins, PoCo Masters and Terry Fox Swim Club as well as Hyde Creek rec centre lifeguard Emilia Morrison, who swam for three hours in support of the cause.

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• 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 involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken 604-936-2998.

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: 604461-3474 or 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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 • Canadian Parents for French, Tri-Cities chapter presents Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, 10:30-11:30 a.m., SilverCity, Coquitlam, featuring six short films

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• Chocolate tasting party presented by Coquitlam Gogos, 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Outlet, Leigh Square, PoCo; guided tasting of gourmet chocolate, including dessert/beverages, plus chocolate sales, artisan marketplace. Admission: $20, with funds raised for Stephen Lewis Foundation for grassroots programs for African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. Tickets: 604-939-5216 or coquitlamgogos@ gmail.com. highlighting six territories and provinces of Canada. Info: cpf.bc.ca/tricities.

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• Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society book drive, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot of the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way; volunteers will be collecting used books, DVDs and CDs in good condition; bring 10 books and get one free at the Friends’ book sale in May. Info: friendsofcpl@library. coquitlam.bc.ca.

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• Circle of Friends is a social group for 50+ fun singles who are looking to meet new friends and participate in social events. Group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the PoCo Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. Info: Nina, 604-941-9032. • Euchre Club meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Info: Bev, 604-942-8911. • Tri-City Speakers Toastmasters Club meets Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., Douglas College, David Lam Campus, main building, Room B2050, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam; you can drop in for an evening to experience the effective communications and honing of leadership skills in a friendly environment. Info: tricityspeakers. toastmastersclubs.org or Sean, 778-995-5230. • Tri-City Singles Social Club offers an opportunity for 40+ singles to get together and enjoy a variety of fun activities such as dining, theatre, travel, bowling and more. Meetings are normally held on the third Friday of each month at the Royal Canadian

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Healthy Lifestyles

2013

Is ‘gluten-free’ the way to go for you? By Zhihong Oon Guest Column

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luten-free products have become popular and if you haven’t noticed, just take a stroll down your supermarket aisle and the “gluten-free”label will pop up somewhere. Before we delve any deeper, here’s a simple explanation: Gluten is an elastic protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It’s what holds your slice of bread together, allowing it to rise, giving it that lovely texture. Individuals who should be most worried about foods containing gluten are those with celiac disease, a condition in which antibodies are produced against gliadin, a protein component of gluten.These antibodies attack the lining of the small intestine, leading to a host of potentially debilitating health problems. Avoiding products with gluten is thus paramount to a celiac sufferer.

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individuals are eliminating gluten from their diets. There have been reports of increased energy, less “brain fog,”weight loss, diminished joint pain and improved digestion. With the likes of celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian touting the gluten-free lifestyle, many more people — not to mention corporations — are jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon. Frito-Lay, one of the largest manufacturers of snacks, including brands such as Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos and Ruffles, now carry the gluten-free label on a number of their products. Domino’s Pizza became the first national pizza delivery chain to offer gluten-free crust. Still, this gluten-free crust is suitable for people with mild gluten sensitivity but is not recommended for those with celiac disease. Campbell’s Soup has jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon, too, posting the label on a select number of products.

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Does“gluten-free”equal good for you? Not necessarily. Not only are most gluten-free grains not fortified with B vitamins, magnesium, iron, etc., gluten-free confectionery tend to be carbohydraterich and some are simply laden with sugar, so do not assume that just because a loaf of bread or cookie is gluten-free, it is a healthier option. Gluten-free foods contain less fibre, which can spike blood sugar levels, and the lower content of fibre reduces satiety, which can lead us to consume more in order to feel full. As well, the amount of processing that goes into some gluten-free products is comparable to a nongluten-free option. A noteworthy ingredient is maltodextrin, a refined carbohydrate produced from the breakdown of corn, wheat or potato starch. It’s typically used as a filler and binder since the natural cement, gluten, no longer exists to hold that cookie or slice of bread in place. So we are technically re-

moving an offending agent only to replace it with a refined substance. Another ingredient is corn syrup solids, which are made from corn syrup — which is where high-fructose corn syrup comes from.Therein lies the issue of contamination with mercury due to the mercury-containing chloralkali processing plants.

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You may now be asking,“I don’t have celiac disease — should I avoid gluten?” Avoiding gluten in healthy individuals is fine and can be beneficial for gluten-sensitive individuals. Many experience improved vitality on a gluten-free diet but when you choose to go glutenfree, your food choices become limited. A final word of caution: Not all that is gluten-free is healthy. Bottom line: Read the labels before you buy. – Zhihong Oon is a naturopathic physician at Port Moody Naturopathic Health and Wellness (portmoodynaturopathic.com).

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Be good to your colon: tips for cancer prevention By Sharon Gurm Guest Column

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arch is national colon cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer ranks as the third most common cancer in North America and the third leading cause of cancer death. Despite the fact that colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in western countries, it is also one of the most preventable ones. Prevention is largely achievable through diet, lifestyle factors (such as exercise and smoking avoidance), dietary supplements and appropriate screening (such as colonoscopy). Of these, diet appears to be the biggest single determinant of colorectal cancer risk, with up to 80% of colorectal cancers attributable to diet alone! How can you keep your colon healthy and cancerfree? Here are five dietary factors with big impact: • Reduce animal foods in your diet, especially meat. A Harvard study found the risk of colon cancer was 2.5 times higher in women who ate beef, pork or lamb as a main dish every day compared to those eating it less than once a month. One of the culprits is a cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compound known as heterocyclic amines, formed when meat is cooked. Nitrosamines, a carcinogen especially high in processed and smoked meats, alter the DNA of colon cells and

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Food tips online, in apps Dietitians of Canada is asking Canadians to put their“Best Food Forward”and“Plan Shop Cook Enjoy!”in celebration of Nutrition Month 2013. Nutrition Month is dedicated to serving up practical advice from registered dietitians, the food and nutrition experts, to makeover your grocery cart. Each day in March, Dietitians of Canada dishes up a new grocery-shopping tip designed to help you makeover your grocery cart.You can access the tips from eaTipster, a new, free iPhone and iPad app, or view tips at www.dietitians.ca. Some of the healthy shopping tips include: • Quality counts: Choose foods based on overall nutrient profile, not just one healthy ingredient. • Get frozen: For healthy meals in a flash, pack your freezer with nutrient-rich frozen food. • Skip processed meals: Cooking simple meals is an easy way to save money on your grocery bill. For the details on the tips and more information about Nutrition Month 2013, visit www. dietitians.ca. increase the potential for cancer cells to develop. • Increase your vegetable and fibre intake. In general, the risk for all cancers is twice as high in individuals with low veg-

etable, fruit and fibre intake. In colorectal cancer, research has shown those with higher intakes of dietary fibre, coupled with high intake of vegetables, have a significantly lower

risk of colorectal cancer. Fibre helps bind and move toxic and carcinogenic compounds through the intestines faster, decreasing the time that these compounds contact the intestinal wall. It also acts as a pre-biotic, supporting the growth of healthy bacteria in gut. A diet high in fibre seems to be particular helpful for those who have or are prone to forming polyps in the colon — which is a significant and independent risk factor for colon cancer. Just how much fibre is enough? Based on scientific findings, 25 grams of fibre daily is the magic number. 3. Reduce your dairy consumption. In 2006, Harvard University published results of a largescale research review they conducted to assess the relationship between dairy consumption and cancer risk. It found an overwhelming association with dairy consumption and higher rates of cancer, believed largely to be due to the concentrated hormones (namely estrogens) in milk.These findings were supported by another study published by Harvard in 2012 showing that pasteurized milk products from factory farms is linked to causing hormone-dependent cancers. Based on this research, Harvard researchers suggest getting your calcium from nuts, beans, fish, green, leafy vegetables and fortified milk alternatives (such as almond or soy milk). • Keep alcohol to a

minimum. Recent studies have shown that alcohol consumption increases the risk of colorectal cancer, as well as other cancers such as breast, liver and pancreatic.The worst culprit for colon cancer is beer due to its high content of nitrosamines. Despite common beliefs that one to two glasses of wine per day promotes good health, the tannins found in red wine are potentially carcinogenic. Wine is easily converted to sugar, which is associated with higher levels of cancer-promoting inflammation. While resveratrol, found in high concentration in the skin of grapes, is an antioxidant with can-

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Spring Break

A family cooking session is a great activity for spring break.

Fun things to do with the family Spring break has finally arrived: a couple of weeks of vacation. If you have taken some holiday time to stay home with the kids, and you hear from the weather forecaster that Mother Nature is not going to cooperate, don’t despair. There are plenty of activities that can be organized for your kids in the comfort of your home. First of all, enjoy the unstructured time. For a few days you won’t have to worry about getting the kids out of bed in time for the school bus, preparing lunches, and doing homework. Go with the flow, invent some meals, and choose a couple of enjoyable activities for each day. Do your children love arts and crafts? Put together a craft box, with all kinds of materials and tools, and ask them to make decorations for your home. A mobile for a newborn, a painting for a bedroom, an ornament for the bookcase: these are all worthy projects

that can be put together in one day or strung out over a week. If you participate yourself, you will have hours of fun together. If you enjoy cooking, peruse some cookbooks with your child and take the time to prepare a tasty meal together. It’s a rare opportunity during a normal school week, when everything is has to be squeezed in between homework and bedtime. The children will love being involved and will be proud to taste the meal they helped to create. After supper, you can all sit down together, snacks in hand, to have a long and enjoyable evening of family-rated films. It’s also a great time to dig out your old video cassettes of baby-movies and holiday footage. The children will probably go to bed a little later than usual, but they can sleep in and will remember such nights with fondness. Go ahead: spoil them! Spoil yourself!

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GVHBA offers guidance at annual seminar

Helping out first-time home buyers The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association is aiming to take away some of the stress of buying a home for the first time with their 19th annual Seminar for First-Time Home Buyers, taking place on March 19 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. “With interest rates still incredibly low and builders offering many newhome product choices, this is a great time for first-time buyers to consider taking that critical first step onto the property ladder,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. “Real estate continues to be a hot topic in Metro Vancouver, so seminar attendance is expected to be as many, or greater than, the 750

people who attended last year’s event. This is a one-stop information shop for first-time home buyers, so anyone considering buying a home should come to this free seminar.” Among the speakers at the seminar will be senior market analyst at the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. Robyn Adamache, Energy Solutions Manager for FortisBC Michael Liu and Dominion Macklem Mortgages President Bill Macklem, among others. Pre-registration is required and attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank. Call 778-565-4288 or register online at www.gvhba.org.

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Find everything you need for your home away from home at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show, taking place in March. The show will take place at the Abbotsford Tradex on March 9 and 10 and will feature over 85 exhibitors and seminars related to B.C.’s outdoor lifestyle. More than 6,000 people are expected to check out the show this year. It has been taking place for five years under its current name, and was known as the Country Living Show for 15 years before that.

This show is for people who are on the hunt for the latest products and services,” – Les Trendall

“It promotes the West Coast lifestyle and living in a rural or cabin area,” says show manager Les Trendall. British Columbia is a particularly popular place for people to have a vacation property, and this show certainly caters to that. “It’s about building your dream home,” says Trendall. Among the highlights of the show is the feature home built by Maurer

The quality of exhibitors is unparallelled,” – Les Trendall Log Homes of Penticton and fully landscaped by Mijodelu Landscaping, and log structures built by Pioneer Log Homes, Artisan Log Homes and Trout Creek Timberframe. “With four structures built on site, this is the most we’ve ever had,” says Trendall. The show will offer several seminars each day, including Backyard Barbecuing at its Best! with chef Angie Quaale, Off Grid Solar Electric Systems, How to Build in the Boonies and Know your Septic System, just to name a few. The show will also feature anything related to the wood industry, solar power, restoration, docks and many unique sculptors, wood carvers and artists. “The quality of the exhibitors is unparallelled,” Trendall says. “This show is very unique to the industry.” The exhibitors will be available to visitors to discuss their products and services, so come prepared with your

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ravens, Talons go distance at FV tourney By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

Two Tri-City AAA high school basketball teams are still clinging to hopes of securing a berth in the provincial championships later this month. The Gleneagle Talons and Terry Fox Ravens each played separate elimination games last night (after The Tri-City News’ deadline) in the final games of the Fraser Valley playoffs. Terry Fox started the tournament strong, with a dominant 81-57 win over Pitt Meadows last week but failed to come up with a win against the top-ranked Yale secondary team when the two clubs met on Monday. In that match, the Ravens fell 97-64, setting up the elimination game expected to take place Thursday night. Terry Fox won last year’s provincial championship, but have not been as dominant in the 2013 season, where they went 8-3 for third place in the Fraser Valley North Division. Meanwhile, the Talons, one ahead of the Ravens in the standings, struggled in the club’s first game of the Fraser Valley playoffs, losing 65-57 against Lord Tweedsmuir. The Coquitlam club was able to follow up the loss with a 76-63 victory over Delta secondary during Monday night’s games. Gleneagle was expected to play Clayton Heights secondary in the elimination game on Thursday night, while Terry Fox was scheduled for match against Abbotsford secondary. Catch up to date scores at www.tricitynews.com. sports@tricitynews.com

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The first-place Coquitlam Eagles defeated the Burnaby Lakers 2-0 in girls’ field hockey action on Saturday afternoon at Town Centre Park. The Eagles are getting ready for the postseason, which is scheduled to begin on March 9.

Express playoff hopes alive, but not well By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

The Coquitlam Express will look to stay alive in the playoff hunt when the squad takes on Cowichan Valley and Salmon Arm this week. The team is currently without a post-season berth but are clinging to the mathematical possibility of making it into the playoffs after two wins against the Prince George Spruce Kings last weekend. Unfortunately for the

Express, Langley, who has a firm grip on the last playoff spot five PryzBEk points ahead of Coquitlam, also racked up some wins last week. But the conditions are right for the Express to finish the season with a decent run of wins. Three of the next four are at home and this weekend’s matches are

against clubs that are struggling in the weaker Island division. The only major concern comes in the form of the Surrey Eagles, who the Express will p l ay a h o m e - a n d home against in the final weekend of the regular season, just as the Coquitlam club is scrambling for all the points it can get. Meanwhile the Rivermen have a much more grueling final few games, which includes a two game road trip

to Prince George and a game against the Mainland Division’s second place squad, the Chilliwack Chiefs. The Express will be looking to build on what they started last weekend when Prince George visited the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. L a s t Fr i d ay, t h e Express jumped out to a two goal lead, with markers from Zachary Pryzbek and Malcolm McKinney, but Prince George was able to tie it up before going into

the third. The Spruce Kings briefly took the lead early in the third but three unanswered goals, including an emptynetter from Pryzbeck, secured the 5-3 win for Coquitlam. It was more of the same on Saturday, when Coquitlam fell behind early in the first before tying the game 1-1 with an power play goal late in the opening frame. After that, the Express hammered in three unanswered goals,

including another power play marker from Justin Georgeson in the third, to win the game 4-1. Tonight the club takes on the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex with puck drop at 7 p.m. Sunday the team takes on Powell River at home, with puck drop at 2 p.m. For information about the club and its upcoming games, go to www. coquitlamexpress.ca. sports@tricitynews.com

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This past weekend, the Under 18 Metro-Ford Sparta defeated Fusion FC by a hard-fought 3-1 margin. After surrendering the first goal early in the contest, Sparta fought back tenaciously and eventually knotted the score just before the halftime whistle. The tying goal was scored by Mitchell Popadynetz as he was set up by an impeccable pass from EDI NYIGWO. Led by Nyigwo’s brilliant performance, Sparta took over the reins of the match in the second half and proceeded to score twice to clinch the victory. On both occasions, Edi Nyigwo was influential as he scored one of the goals and set up the other one. For his superlative effort this past weekend EDI NYIGWO has has been named Coquitlam Metro-Ford Male Player of the Week!

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Voss wins bronze medal Synchronized Sonics in the giant slalom event finish first in Surrey Port Moody skier takes third place at competition in Rossland, B.C. Port Moody skier Kelsey Voss brought home her first competition medal on the weekend, coming in third place in the under16 giant slalom race on Saturday. The competition took place at Red Mountain in Rossland, B.C., and Voss, who trains with the Hemlock Ski Team, said she was happy with the result. “It felt amazing,” she said after winning the race. “I had an extremely fast run, the girls ahead of me are extremely fast too. I had a calm, clear mind and I was totally focused on my task.” Voss and her sister Katrina, both graduates of the Nancy Greene Ski League, raced together on Saturday, with the younger sibling placing 10th in the under-14 category on Sunday. The event gave the pair of skiers an opportunity to race against some strong competition from the Kootenay-based

Collins crowned player of the week Simon Fraser University women’s basketball player Kristina Collins was named Red Lion player of the week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The Port Coquitlam athlete and former Riverside Rapids point guard helped her team to two wins — 67-60 over Central Washington and 73-52 over Northwest Nazarene University. Over the course of the two weekend games, the 5’10” guard had 27 points and a team high 14 assist, while only surrounding a single turnover. Collins also led the Clan’s defensive efforts as the squad limited NNU to a 22.2% (6 for 27) shooting from beyond the arc Saturday night. Thanks to the two victories, SFU was able to clinch at least second place in the GNAC and a first-round bye in the conference tournament beginning March 6. Collins and the Clan close their conference schedule this week as they face Saint Martin’s on March 2 at 7 p.m. It will be their final match before the playoffs begin.

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Katrina Voss took home third place in the giant slalom ski event during a competition at Red Mountain in Rossland, B.C. last week. ski racing teams on the mountain where Greene began her skiing career. For more information about the Hemlock Ski Club and its ski racing program, go to www. hemlockskiclub.com.

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Kiera Leung was Canada’s only medalist this week in the NorAm

event at Val St. Come, Que. After a three-year hiatus while she nursed a knee injury, the Coquitlam skier took silver in moguls this week, who lost to the U.S.’s Keaton McCargo, who placed first. “The silver is total plus,” she said. “I’m just happy to be skiing.”

A second place qualification let Leung pick her lines until her final against McCargo. Lane Stoitzer of the U.S. placed third, while the Quebec Team’s AndreA n n e G a g n o n wa s fourth for the day. NorAm mogul action continues next week in Vermont.

A group of TriCity swimmers took gold in the junior/ senior combo event at the B.C. Provincial Synchronized S w i m m i n g Championships in Surrey last week. The Aquasonics’ senior national combo team, including Port Moody swimmer Breanna Riou-Gree, Coquitlam’s Rene Bell and Anmore’s Alexia Iten, achieved a firstplace score of 78.030, six points higher than rivals Vancouver Pacific Wave. M e a n wh i l e , t h e club’s national stream team, featuring Coquitlam’s Lani-Mari Carbonel and Kalista Iten, came in second with a score of 64.116 during Saturday’s competition. However, their technical artistic scores during S u n d ay ’ s r o u t i n e vaulted them into first place with a total of 68.210, with the Vancouver Pacific Wave 1.5 points behind. “I am extremely

proud of all our athletes,” said Aquasonics coach Susan Kemper. “Not only did our athletes win gold in their respective events, their outstanding scores are a reflection of their ability, conditioning, training and readiness to compete.” She added that the team was well positioned to media during this month’s national qualifier in Calgary. The Surrey swim meet also saw Aquasonics duet team win gold in the senior free duet, with a score of 75.933. In the 13-15 duet event, the club took second place with a score of 76.734.

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The Coquitlam TNT downed their first-place rivals the Central City United last week during under-14 girls’ gold division soccer. A swift pass from f o r wa r d C r i s t i n a Danieli from the centre line to teammate Samantha Pedroso paid off with Pedroso

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securing the first goal of the game for Coquitlam. Central City rallied but TNT net minder Natasha Calis was strong in goal, despite allowing the visiting club to eventually tie the game. But with time running out in the second half Danieli, who leads the team in goals, was able to pot the club’s second marker of the game to win the match 2-1.

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More than 600 athletes from 39 teams converged on the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex for the PoCo-Ridge Meadows Ringette Jamboree. L a s t we e ke n d ’ s games featured players in the 12 year old and younger, with teams coming from as far away as Comox. The tournament was capped by a game between National Ringette League teams the B.C. Thunder and the Winnipeg Prairie Fire, a game B.C. won 9-7.


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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kristy 604.488.9161

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

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

Ph: 604-941-3277

3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq.

236

CLEANING SERVICES

Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning. Free Est. (604)465-1302 / 604-786-3466

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 JMYK CONTRACTING LTD. Specializing in steel stud framing, drywall, taping, texture, t-bar, firerating, painting + general reno’s. WCB, Insured. Jay 604-722-6197 WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

3 Ladies Cleaning Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DRYWALL

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

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ELECTRICAL

MAIDS R’ US • MONEY TODAY! • Instant Approvals • No Credit Checks • Privacy Assured

www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

AROUND GUARANTEED!

Residential & Commercial

Weekly, Bi-Monthly - Best Rates! Since 1985 604-808-0212

LEAKY BASEMENT SPECIALIST Offering All Types of Excavation & Underground Utility Repairs.

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

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CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION AND ESTIMATE

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

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

Custom Countertops

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

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

Landscape Design/Installation * DRAINAGE * PRUNING * BOBCAT SERVICE * SPRING CLEAN-UP * RETAINING WALLS ~~~ Free Estimates ~~~

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING Specialists in: - ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

Ph: 604-469-2331 281

GARDENING

LAWNS PLUS

Landscape Maintenance

D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured Residential~Strata~Commercial

(604)671-2746 COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★ S Yard Maintenance S Hedge Trimming ~ Tree Pruning S Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding

Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John 778-867-8785

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com Always! Landscaping Services, Pwr Raking, Delivery, Spreading, Yard &Rubbish cleanup 604.230.0627

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

778-883-5702 or 604-945-9076

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit *CLEANING *REPAIRS 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE

~ FULLY INSURED ~

Call Tim 604-612-5388

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HANDYPERSONS

Clean & Organize: shop/garage/yrd odd jobs, small repairs, res/comm. Pet Care. Trustworthy& Friendly. Ex-Construction Lady. 778-839-3557

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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HOME REPAIRS

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076

ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, 30 yrs exp., Prompt Prof. Service Simon 604-230-0627

M.T. GUTTERS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Call 604-862-1604

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ADVANCED RENO’S & LANDSCAPING

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

7 Days / Week

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

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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

Prompt Delivery Available

(#102055) Bonded

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Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back Filling, Trucking Reas. Rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

604-475-7077 We’re here for you. The answer to your problem can be as easy as picking up your paper. To place an ad call 604-575-5555

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Don 604-825-3006 awdrain.com

WHEN YOU NEED HELP IN A HURRY...

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

COUNTERTOPS

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

Free Estimates

BEST CLEANERS

Borrow Against Your Vehicle!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

296 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840

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

KITCHEN CABINETS

COMPLETE CABINETS Kitchen, Bathroom & Lndry room - Cabinet Re-facing - Custom Cabinets - Design Support Quality Workmanship Competitive Pricing - Newer home colour and layout changes. ALL TECH ENTERPRISES LTD. Hans 604-465-2094

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MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $23.00 Per Metric Ton SMud - Dirt - Sod - ClayS $23.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

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MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

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

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Robert J. O’Brien

Local & Long Distance

604-728-5643

$45/Hr

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

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

338

PLUMBING

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

Call: (604)294-8324

PRESSURE WASHING

338

PLUMBING

Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627

•New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

VELKO PAINTING Interior & Exterior 604-828-7703

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

FRIENDLY ROOFING LTD.

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

25YRS EXP. CREW. WCB. Fully Ins. Comm/Res Int/Ext. Reasonable jerryspropaint.ca 604-250-7040

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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

Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

TREE SERVICES

JUNK REMOVAL

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

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM! On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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

www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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

604-572-3733 T & K Haulaway

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

Hauling Anything..

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist

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

604.220.JUNK(5865)

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

Isaac 604-727-5232

PETS 477

PETS

BEAGLES, 12’’ size, born Dec 25, tri colour 3 F, 3 M, $650. (604)3160376, tobyscardetail@hotmail.com CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Always! Delivering Top Soil, Bark Mulch, Sand and Gravel, Spreading services. Simon 604-230-0627

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

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

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

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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

AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223.

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RECYCLE-IT!

bradsjunkremoval.com

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Eastcan Roofing & Siding

604-787-8061

RUBBISH REMOVAL

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

Ph: 604-942-4383

BEST PAINTING. Int/Ext. Re-paint specialist. Repair/drywall. FREE ESTIMATES. 604-724-9953

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

www.recycleitcanada.ca

- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

www.pro-accpainting.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

604.587.5865

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD

604-537-4140

EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

BEST RATE MOVING

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.Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

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

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7 Certified, Insured & Bonded RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899 360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank. GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

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SUNDECKS

Vinyl, Wood and Trex decks, Aluminum and Glass awnings, Wood,Aluminum & Glass Railings D FULLY INSURED D 100% Waterproof Up to 10 year warranty

CALL 604-937-0203

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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 PUG avail for stud service. He is a rare silver male, purebred but not registered, $700 or puppy back. Also Golden retriever (not reg.) avail for stud $600 (OFA hips and cert eyes) Mission 604-820-4827

EXTRA

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $800 (604)308-5665

SHELTIE SABLE PUP 1F, white body + spots D.O.B. Oct 19th Sweet & loveable 604-826-6311

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Shepherd x, spayed female, all shots, 7 mos. asking $400. Call (604)847-0171

PETS 477

PETS

Shihtzu(3/4) Papillon x pups, 3m tri-colour, dewclawed, deworm, home raised with both parents. $300 604-795-6552

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

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

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES starting at $99

506

APPLIANCES

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

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

TEAK DINING SUITE, 8 chairs, 2 leaves & sideboard 71” wide with glass doors $1250 obo. 604-477-0820

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

REAL ESTATE 627

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!

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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

$1200/1BR-580FT², 6th fl, SuterBrook Loft (Port Moody). 6th floor, 10’ ceiling, covered balcony, parking, guest pass, storage. Access to Aria club, gym, pool and more. 5 min from Rocky Point and Inlet. Good for single or couple. Call (604)603-7069. From March. Dates are flex. Pets OK.

APARTMENT/CONDO Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

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

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes

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

Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663 COQUITLAM Penthouse,Lafarge Lake 1400s/f, 2bd, 2bath, 2balc, hi-ceiling, h/wood, pool, gym. Gorgeous!! Avail now. $2000/mo 604-808-4687

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

No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.

1 Bdrm suite $775 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 - 2 Bdrms - avail now. - 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 180o Views of Mountains & Water New exec. 1250 sqft, 2 bd condo on 27th flr. Unobstructed views. 6 s/s appls. W/D. 2 prkg, storage. Rec center. $1950. NS/NP. Refs/credit chk req. Avail Imm. 604-355-8932 PORT MOODY

COQUITLAM

Welcome Home !

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

Call (604) 931-2670

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 PORT COQUITLAM; 2 Bdrm apt, $815, quiet complex, no pets, call 604-464-0034

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

Call 604-724-6967

#1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

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.

715

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PORT COQUITLAM

COQUITLAM

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

RENTALS 752

TOWNHOUSES

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

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

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

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

~also apartments available~

Call 604-942-2012 www.coquitlampropertyrentals.ca TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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

RENTALS

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.

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers”

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

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •

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Coquitlam 996sf 2bdrm 2bath strg carpet/wood, prkg cls to Coq Ctr Doug College elem schl NP/NS $1195 Mar 15/Apr1. 604-941-3259

515-525 Foster Avenue

Can’t Qualify For a Mortgage? I CAN HELP! No Down Payment?No Problem! 2.60% 5 yr Variable 2.89% 5 yr Fixed Martinique Walker Verico Assent Mortgage Corp. Call: 604.984.9159

RENTALS

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.

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm hse completely redone. Newer appl & flooring. Garage & shed on property. Lge yard. Near Golden Ears bridge. April 1st. $1250. 604-941-2243 POCO, 3 bedroom Upper house, garage parking, yard, clean, spacious, laminate floors, washer, dryer, nice neighborhood and location. $1350/mo., no smokers and NO PETS. Available now. Michael 604 219-4694 between hours of 10 am and 8 pm

749

STORAGE

Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam/ Maple Ridge

2 Bedroom Apartments And 2/3 bedroom Townhouses available RENTS between $880.00 – $1395.00 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).

Pitt Meadows Marina

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

604.465.7713

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

SUITES, LOWER

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. PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm grnd lvl Avail now. N/P, smoke outside ok. $800 incl utils/cable. 604-690-0564 PORT COQUITLAM nr Pitt River Rd. 1 Bdrm suite, Full bath. Private ent. Nr transit. $600/mo. incl hydro. N/S. N/P. Avail now. Call 604-802-2112.

809

FORD F-150 stock side mirrors. Brand new, black with silver trim. $600 obo for the set. 604-328-2837 (Maple Ridge)

810

AUTO FINANCING

2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7450 obo (604)817-1945

838

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.

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

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

Looking for Nola Moore, born July 23rd, 1975. Regarding an estate.

Please email: ngaire@allenlaw.ca or Phone Allen & Company at 1-250-703-2583

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

WESTWOOD PLATEAU 3 Bdrm & den 1300 sq.ft. w/o bsmt with high ceilings, sep entry & lndry, hrdwd flrs, new appls. Near all amens. $1400/mo incl utils. Avail immed. Call: 778-896-0757

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

MOTORCYCLES

TRANSPORTATION

Pt. Coquitlam newly reno’d furn. 1 or 2 bdrm. $1000/mo or $1400/mo. NS/NP Incl util/dry 778-240-5810

752

830

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

Central Coquitlam - 1 bdrm suite, brand new. n/s, n/p. Prefer mature single. $800/mo. (604)889-6636 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.

The Scrapper

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

Public Access Launch Ramp Outdoor Storage for Boats, RV’s, Cars, Trucks & Trailers Year Rental Moorage Fuel Dock W Onsite Manager

750

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

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673


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FACTORY AUTHORIZED

+ SAVE UP TO

AN ADDITIONAL

20%

RICHMOND KING STORAGE BED

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$FF

Regular Price $2298 -20% =1838.40 + O

$

.40

TOTAL SAVINGS

609.60

$

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ACADIA LEATHER 2PC RECLINER SET Regular Price $4296 - 20% = $3436.80 +

= $ 250 $

3186

OFF

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TOTAL SAVINGS $ .20

1109

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WESTBURY FABRIC SOFA

Regular Price $1398 -12% = 1230.24 +

REEDS LANDING 7 PIECE =$ DINING SET

Regular Price $3186 - 20% = $2548.80 +

2348.80

$

= $

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200

OF

TOTAL SAVINGS $ .76

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TOTAL $ SAVINGS

837

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267

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Although every precaution is taken, errors in prices and/or specifications may occur in print. We reserve the right to correct any such errors. May not be used with any other promotion. Some special items may not be on display but are available via our special order program. *See store for details.

1455 United Blvd., Coquitlam, BC www.lanestore.ca

604.522.5144

Store Hours Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Friday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Tri-City News, March 01, 2013