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Support from B.C.’s m ayo r s t o r e o p e n Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam for mental health purposes could influence provincial government plans for the 244-acre property, bringing care for people with severe mental illness and economic benefits to the city. At least that’s the hope of Coquitlam Coun. Craig Hodge, chair of the Riverview Lands Advisory Committee, who this week welcomed a resolution by Maple Ridge council to reopen the 100-year-old hospital that was closed just last summer.
Hodge said the timing of the resolution — prepared for the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention from Sept. 16 to 20 — couldn’t be better as the province is currently planning for the future of the Riverview lands. “The UBCM is a great place to start a dialogue and draw attention at the municipal level,” said Hodge, who noted that many provincial initiatives start with discussions at the annual September convention that draws mayors and councillors from all over the province. see COMPLEX, page A13
Seniors, beware these scammers Necklace used in two robberies By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
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Lindsay Hill is a Grade 6/7 teacher at Como Lake middle school in Coquitlam who works with a service dog, Orion, in her classroom to teach social and emotional learning to students. Research has shown that specially trained dogs can teach students to regulate their behaviour. See article, page A3.
Tri-City seniors are being warned by police after con artists targeted — and stole — from three elderly people. The first scam happened Aug. 13 when a man asked for directions from a 76-year-old woman at the corner of Durant Drive and Johnson Street; the man said he wanted to get to the hospital. When he got his answer, a woman in a nearby grey vehicle got
out and thanked the senior for her assistance, placing on her a necklace despite repeated protests. When the pair left, the senior realized her 24-karat gold necklace with a pendant had vanished. The next day, a senior in Port Coquitlam had the same trick played on her. T h e 6 1 - y e a r- o l d woman was near Hastings Street and Battistoni Place when she was approached by a woman who tried to sell her a gold necklace; the suspect claimed it was to raise money. see NECKLACE, page A14
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‘Dogs change your whole day’: student By Diane Strandberg
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Thousands of students will be heading back to class next Tuesday with either smiles or frowns, depending on their emotions. But one member of the Como Lake middle school community will be wagging his tale. Orion, a four-yearold yellow lab, will be back in Lindsay Hill’s Grade 6/7 class wearing a bright blue and yellow service coat. Although the pooch is trained by the Pacific Assistance Dog Society (PADS) to be calm and respectful, Orion is expected to wriggle with excitement when it gets into the classroom to greet the kids. There may also be the occasional lick when the students grab him in a bear hug but Hill said she expects a joyful reunion when Orion returns to her classroom for a second year. “I do know there will be a lot of kids who consciously seek him out,” said Lindsay. In fact, she said, some students have been asking about him all summer. Orion is the result of a collaboration between Hill, School District 43 and PADS, which grew out of Hill’s passion to
“We can learn from Orion to love everyone no matter who they are or what you look like.” A student Left, two students (both named Kyle) in Lindsay Hill’s class last year at Como Lake middle, with Orion. Above, a picture by one child. have a dog in the classroom to teach social and emotional learning to students. Research has shown that specially trained dogs such as Orion can teach students to regulate their behaviour because the canine has to work to control its behaviour in the classroom. Hill said students
understand that when Orion wears its jacket and sits calmly beside their desk, it’s working at staying calm even though a middle-school environment would be as exciting to the dog as Disneyland would be to a child. Orion will be shared with all four of Hill’s Grade 6/7 classes as well as other students in the
school, and possibly other elementary schools because of lessons specially designed to teach kids about self-regulation, compassion, tolerance and pet care. “Through Orion, the students learn to be nonjudgmental and welcoming,”Hill explained. Students vie to have Orion sit by their desks, take turns walking the
pooch during lunch and cuddle next to him during breaks or quiet reading. Even students who are uncomfortable with dogs will usually bond with Orion after a few months of respectful distance and settling in. But, like any kid, Orion can’t sit still all the time. Orion has a few toys and a water dish
in the classroom, and two beds are provided, one under Hill’s desk, another elsewhere in the classroom, and the pooch can even sit in a crate in a no-go room for students when it needs time out. It’s hard work for the dog to be in the calm and relaxed “down” position for a long period of time. What looks like a rest-
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Ragetti’s big job is keeping Matteo safe By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News
Nine-year-old Matteo Trovato will be heading back to school in September with a new friend in tow. The Moody elementary school student will have at his side Ragetti, a golden doodle that has been trained by 4 Paws for Ability. When Matteo, who is legally blind and has mobility issues, needs someone to lean on, Ragetti will provide support. And when the youngster needs a calming presence, Ragetti, named after a character in Pirates of the Caribbean, will stand or sit quietly near him. But the large, teddy bear-like dog with the curly hair and serious demeanour won’t just be a charming companion — every boy’s dream when the school bell beckons — Ragetti is also a lifeline to keep Matteo safe. Eddie Trovato, the boy’s father, said Ragetti has even been trained to track Matteo if he goes missing. “Sometimes he wanders off,” the elder Trovato explained, noting he once lost Matteo at the Boat Show and had BC Place Stadium on high
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Matteo Trovato, a student at Moody elementary school, with his mom, Michelle Trovato, a teacher in Burnaby, and his specially trained support dog, Ragetti, a golden doodle. alert. Ragetti will ensure Matteo doesn’t go missing — the boy is so attached to him he won’t let the dog out of his reach — and has his scent so finding Matteo is just a matter of following his nose until he’s located. Ragetti, who wears a red service dog vest to indicate he is a working dog, is also trained to
alert an adult if Matteo suffers from one of his seizures, which are infrequent but life-threatening. He’ll paw a nearby adult caregiver and lick and sniff the boy intently to indicate there’s a problem. This four-legged help is “a big relief” for the family after years of worry, months of fundraising
and an initial settling in period,Trovato said. The Trovatos were only able to acquire Ragetti with support from their schools, Gleneagle, where Eddie is the music department head, and Burnaby South secondary, where wife Michelle is a teacher. Moody elementary has been a big help, as well. He joked that “they
fundraised behind our back,” helping the family raise the $13,000 needed for the dog. In June, the family, including Eddie, Matteo, mom Michelle and younger brother Enrique, four, flew to Ohio, where they took possession of the two-year-old dog, and underwent 12 days of intensive training.
Eddie Trovato is certified to be the dog handler, officially “graduating” at the end of the 12day stay. “It was very exciting,” recalled Michelle Trovato, who said theirs was among 14 families acquiring dogs from Paws 4 Ability that week. The next chapter will be when school resumes
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Advocates push an extra 0.5% TransLink sales tax Proposal calls for $6.5-billion rapid transit expansion By Jeff Nagel Black Press
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Expanded transit throughout the Lower Mainland is the goal of a proposal that would see a regional 0.5% sales tax. past decade, the federal GST has been cut by 2% and the provincial PST was trimmed by 0.5%. “We feel there is wiggle room,”Pachal said. M e t ro Va n c o u ve r mayors also suggested a small regional sales tax early this year. But the mayors’ council chair, Richard Walton, said he envisioned something smaller — perhaps 0.1% or 0.2% — as part of a mix of other transit funding tools. Walton said there’s no doubt sales tax could generate a lot of revenue but affordability would be a concern. He said the advocates’ claim a 0.5% regional tax works out to just 35 cents
per day per resident still adds up to an extra $42 per month for a family of four. “It’s not a trivial or insignificant amount,” Walton said. “We’re not advocating that outright at all. We’re advocating an approach that is going to look at a number of different funding sources.” Walton said a solution must fund not just transit expansion but other transportation projects, including the replacement of aging bridges and tunnels. The report by Pachal and Hillsdon, dubbed “Leap Ahead,” is the first major volley of return fire from transit supporters
r’view route cancelled, 159 change The closure of Riverview Hospital has meant route changes for one Port Coquitlam bus. The 177 bus from Coquitlam Station to Braid Station has been discontinued due to low ridership, according to TransLink, which beginning Sept. 2 will instead
Lougheed Highway onto Cape Horn and Colony Farm Road during peak hours. According to the transportation authority, the public was consulted on the change in the fall of 2012 as part of ongoing efforts to optimize service.
reroute the 159 from Port Coquitlam Station to Braid Station along some of the 177’s former route along United Boulevard via Fraser Mills. But to reduce the impacts of the 177’s cancellation, the 169 Coquitlam Station/Braid Station will be rerouted off
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who are dismayed public debate has centred on complaints of waste at TransLink and opposition to any tax hikes. The document, at leapaheadyvr.com, claims the number of rapid transit stations in the region would be doubled from 65 to 138 and all the new lines could be operational by 2020, providing a viable transit alternative for motorists who may by then face tolls. It remains unclear what question will be put to voters in a promised referendum but Walton said he will meet Transportation Minister Todd Stone again Sept. 3 to discuss that issue as well as governance reforms for TransLink. Mayors in the spring opposed going to referendum. Walton said the “huge questions” outstanding are who will pay for the referendum and who will champion the ‘Yes’ side. TransLink must also decide by year end what projects would get built if a referendum on new funding sources passes.
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6.75% over 4 years for Coq. workers More than 90% of unionized Coquitlam city workers voted in favour of a new contract last week. Ken Landgraff, president of CUPE Local 386, said Monday the
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Oil pipeline rupture by quake remains a worry BlacK Press
Kinder Morgan is expected to carry out more research on the potential seismic risk of a quake rupturing its Trans Mountain pipeline and spilling oil into Burrard Inlet. Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew says a just-completed review of area geologic faults funded by Kinder Morgan is a good start but more work is needed to answer outstanding questions about the danger. Some geologists in the past have suggested a fault triggered the historic slump of the north face of Burnaby Mountain an estimated 15,000 years ago. Drew’s nightmare scenario is for some similarly violent seismic event to strike today near the pipeline Kinder Morgan intends to twin and close to the Westridge Marine Terminal, where large amounts of oil is stored in tanks on a hill above the inlet. “It doesn’t take much land movement to result in a fracture to a hard object like a metal pipe,” Drew said. Geotechnical consulting firm BGC Engineering reviewed older research and concluded there are no known active faults in the Lower Mainland. But BGC’s report stresses that doesn’t mean they don’t exist — active faults might merely be undiscovered. The U.S. has done more to search for seismic trouble spots and surveys there in recent years have revealed active faults within five kilometres of the border. “It is possible that given comparable research, active faults could be found north of the border,”the report says. Studies in the 1970s and 1980s flagged several possible faults across Burnaby Mountain as well as around downtown Vancouver and Coal Harbour. One also suggested an earthquake in 1859 may have turned Stanley Park, previously described as an island, into a peninsula. BGC found insufficient evidence to determine if the possible faults around Burnaby Mountain are real or active, but it said modern imaging techniques and other geotechnical methods could shed more light. Kinder Morgan is expected to finance more work as part of its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline twinning project, which would nearly triple pipeline capacity to 890,000 barrels per day. Drew said the findings
little bit odd”that in the 60 years the pipeline has operated its owners apparently never investigated potential geologic faults near the terminal that might put it at risk. The BGC work was conducted after Drew and others first raised
questions about seismic risks last fall, in response to the twinning plans. “The good news is they’re now on the case and investigating,” Drew said. Kinder Morgan officials said they do take seismic risks into consid-
eration on an ongoing basis and the proposed pipeline twinning will include a thorough geotechnical assessment. Spokesperson Lisa Clement said additional seismic studies by Kinder Morgan are ongoing and will be filed as part of the
Trans Mountain expansion application to the National Energy Board, while additional investigation of risks around Burnaby Mountain will be done during the detailed design phase. Drew is also pushing Kinder Morgan to con-
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City of Coquitlam Highway Dedication Cancellation Bylaw No. 4414, 2013
ProPosed liquor liceNsiNg Policy for the city of coquitlam
TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 40 and Section 94 of the Community Charter, the City of Coquitlam Council intends to adopt “City of Coquitlam Highway Dedication Cancellation Bylaw No. 4414, 2013” at the Regular Council Meeting to be held on September 9, 2013.
Council for the City of Coquitlam is seeking written submissions from the public concerning the City’s draft Liquor Licensing Policy. In general terms, the purpose of the proposed policy is to establish a fair and consistent framework for all stakeholders (businesses, other organizations, the public, et cetera) yet provide Council the flexibility to consider the individual merits of each liquor licence application that has been referred to the City for comment by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (the LCLB being the formal provincial government body responsible for the actual issuance of liquor licences).
The intent of the Bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of 0.194 hectares of road for a portion of Aberdeen Avenue as shown in bold outline on the map below. The proposed road cancellation is required to accommodate a future ALRT vehicle storage/ maintenance facility at this location.
All persons who consider that they may be affected by, or have an interest in, the proposed policy are encouraged to make representations to Council concerning the matters contained in the policy. If you wish to provide such input, please do so in writing to the attention of the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: in person at the City Clerk’s Office which is located on the second floor of City Hall at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC; by mail to City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2; by email to email@example.com; and/or by fax at 604-927-3015. Please note - in order for Council to consider your written submission, it must be received by the City Clerk’s Office prior to 5:00 p.m. on friday, september 6, 2013. Any comments on the proposed policy will be forwarded to Council for consideration prior to final approval of the policy.
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are important to determine if additional spill safeguards are needed in the area close to Burrard Inlet, including additional automated pipeline shutoff valves that reduce the amount of oil lost in a breach. He said he finds it “a
No known active faults but Kinder to fund study
inspection of Proposed Policy A copy of the proposed policy, and other related documents, has been posted on the City’s website: please see www.coquitlam.ca/publicnotices. In addition, these documents are available for inspection at the City Clerk’s Office, located on the second floor of City Hall (3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC) during regular office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Please be advised, written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public viewing at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website ( www.coquitlam.ca. ) as part of a future Council Agenda package. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. Jay Gilbert City Clerk
Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council, please submit them in writing no later than Friday, September 6, 2013 to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: • By email to firstname.lastname@example.org; • In person at the City Clerk’s office which is located on the second floor of City Hall at 3000 Guildford Way; • By fax at 604-927-3015. A copy of Bylaw No. 4414, 2013 may be inspected at the City Hall (Planning and Development Department) and any inquiries relating to the proposal should be made to the Development Planning Section (604-927-3430), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays.
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More gov’t liquor stores may sell cold beer, wine By Jeff Nagel Black Press
Another liquor policy reform being eyed by the province would allow more government liquor stores to sell cold beer and wine, which has long been the domain of private stores. Ten government stores already sell some refrigerated products but the province will now test the waters for a major expansion. Walk-in beer and wine “cold rooms” will open at the end of September at three stores in Burnaby,
Duncan and Salmon Arm. That’s the first stage of a pilot project that will add four more walk-in beer and wine refrigeration coolers at existing stores in Oliver, Osoyoos, Mill Bay and Grand Forks later in the fall. The province wants feedback on the idea as part of its already launched Liquor Policy Review, along with several other proposals for reform. The concept may be in for a rough ride from the organization representing private liquor stores. The Alliance of Beverage
Licensees of B.C. called the move a surprise and said it would throw private outlets and government stores into more direct competition. John Yap, the parliamentary secretary for the liquor policy review, said all other Canadian provinces offer refrigeration in most, if not all, of their government liquor stores. “This is another area where we think B.C. is lagging behind other jurisdictions,” Yap said. “Refrigeration units seem to be very popular with customers but the public and industry will now
have the opportunity to give us feedback on whether this is something they would like to see on a larger scale around the province.”
Other potential reforms being explored include licensing farmers’ markets and spas to serve alcohol and letting under-aged children have
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lush, green lawn, freshly mowed and without weeds, is something to behold. The outfield grass of a professional baseball park or the green on a championship golf course are part of sports lore and are not achieved without much care and effort. Such grass is also the stuff of great gardens, the blanket between floral beds. And in the suburbs, it is the stuff of status — not the mention that it can help the resale value of homes. Companies make hundreds of millions of dollars selling tools and agents to those whose job or passion it is to maintain such stately presentations. But all that is compromised in the summer by the sun and watering restrictions such as those in Metro Vancouver. From June 1 to Sept. 30, sprinkling residential properties can only be done three days a week, 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Still, some sprinklers are working overtime. After a record-dry July, some lawns are as green as they were in April, a stark contrast to the plots as golden as a Saskatchewan wheat field. The latter is pretty in its own right and hardly needs to be mowed. Nor does it require any more water than what falls from the sky, benefitting reservoirs in times of moderation. These lawns deserve respect, as do their owners, for being responsible and following the rules. We much admire the manicured green yards, and the attention they require. But unless you are moving soon, they are a nod to vanity and unnecessary. Groom within reason — mow, pull weeds, water when allowed — but, for the most part, let nature take its course. – Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News (Black Press)
Good advice is a just click or a phone call away COLUMN Nick Greenizan
hen people ask me what I do for work, I like to say that I ask people how to properly spell their names for a living. If a fellow journalist is in the room, I sometimes get a laugh. If not, crickets. Lately, though, I’ve started to give a different answer to that question. “So, what do you do?” “I argue with people about things that don’t really matter.” “Ohhh, well… that’s nice.” It’s a fun conversation to have. And I’ve had a few fun ones lately. Maybe there’s been an abundance of full moons, or maybe this summer heat is making people a little loopy — myself included, I’m sure. But whatever the case, I’ve had numerous interesting interactions the past few months. Some of the phone calls and emails are sar-
castic, many are exceedingly polite and a few are more vicious than necessary. Nevertheless, let’s just call it all constructive criticism. And so, in a nod to noted philosopher Homer Simpson — who once claimed that “self-improvement has always been a passion of mine”— I’ve decided to take the unsolicited advice and run with it. All of it. Thus, in the future I vow to heed the following advice from readers: • Write more about girls’ softball. • Write less about girls’ softball. • Describe south Surrey businesses as being in White Rock. •“Learn to read a map, fer crissakes!” • Don’t focus so much on junior hockey. • Don’t forget the Surrey Eagles training camp starts this week. • Publish a paper that’s not so damn negative all the time. • Seriously, don’t forget about girls’ softball. • Stop ignoring every important story in the city. • Stop sucking. (That last one came courtesy of a recent letter
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to the editor, regarding the paper’s coverage of local sports.Thanks, as always!) The thing is, a reporter’s job is in the public eye. Our names are on the pages of the paper multiple times each week and online for eternity. The ability for a reader to send us a comment — good or bad — is but a mouse-click away. Telling me how much I suck takes 10 seconds. (Try it, I’ll time you!) Of course, there are those who get it way worse than any reporter. We live in an era now in which everyone — whether they live in glass houses or not — feels it’s their right to throw stones at whomever and whatever they’d like. Want to tell a professional baseball player he’s killing your fantasy team? He’s probably on Twitter. Want to give a review of some musician’s latest work? Find him on Facebook. Want to holler at a politician? Go nuts. (That’s what we pay them for, right?) Though you’ll probably have to go through a handful of PR flacks first, which will either intensify your anger or cause you to give up entirely. Hmmm, maybe that’s the solution — have
all my calls and emails re-routed through six people first. Of course, a more practical — and visceral — solution would be to return fire with some variation of the old“I don’t come to where you work and yell at you!”retort but I’ve never done that. The truth is, as reporters, none of it bothers us. We can’t take it personally. Sometimes, we’re actually alerted to a legitimate mistake (rare, of course) or something we’ve missed; and other times, the critique is just fair comment. Maybe sometimes I really am an idiot. Who’s to say? If nothing else, I figured I’d try to disabuse people of the notion that their voices of dissent are too often ignored. They’re not.You’ve been heard loud and clear. I’ll try my best not to suck so much in the future. Nick Greenizan is a sports reporter for the Peace Arch News, a Black Press sister paper of The Tri-City News.
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‘My cat for the senate’ The Editor, Re. “Who should fill B.C.’s vacant seat in the Senate?” (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Aug. 23). I’d like to take this opportunity to nominate my cat, Tugger, for the Senate of Canada. Now, don’t get me wrong, we love Tugger dearly but, affection notwithstanding, we feel he has all the right stuff for the Senate. When he is not sleeping — which is most of the day — he’s off in a dark corner making mischief. When company comes, he dismisses them with a snort, thus depriving them of his
legendary cuteness. But when the food bowl hits the floor, he’s there like a shot, after which he charms and purrs his way into more nibbles. When there is useful service to perform, like helping to locate a flying bug in the house, he is nowhere to be found. In sum, Tugger has all it takes to make a Senator: He’s lazy, selfseeking, insatiable and is ever ready to flash some purely cosmetic justification for his continuing presence. Go for it, Tug! We’ll miss you but we’re with you all the way! Doug Rolling, Port Coquitlam
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Complex clients need help continued from front page Little has been heard from the province since it drew up a heritage conservation plan and presented it last November but Hodge said work is going on behind the scenes to draw up a plan for the publicly owned property. “What we are going to see in the next year or so is we’re going to get an idea of the provincial government’s vision for the plan,” he said, noting the process is necessary to protect or even re-purpose some of the buildings on site that are in a state of disrepair.
that, left on their own, people with the most severe mental illnesses don’t seek out care. Fraser Health is trying to deal with that in the Tri-Cities and New Westminster with its new Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team, which works specifically with people needing the highest level of care who won’t go to clinics. “These are the most complex clients. They tend to have a combination of mental health and substance-use issues — not all, but many — and they tend to have fallen through the cracks because of the traditional model of expecting clients to come back to the office,” a Fraser Health spokesperson told The TriCity News when the service was introduced in February.
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The senior pushed away the woman when she attempted to place the jewelry around her neck. The suspect then put the necklace in the senior’s hand and left the scene. Later, the senior discovered the gold
necklace with a gold religious charm that she was wearing was gone. And on Sunday afternoon, a tearful woman in a wheelchair rolled up to an 85-year-old man outside of Coquitlam Centre mall claiming she had no cash to get to Vancouver General Hospital to see
her injured children. He went inside the mall to call her a cab but when he returned with $100 for the taxi driver, two men were close by the wheelchair-bound woman. She and one of the men got into the taxi but, a short distance later, they demanded
the $100 back from the driver and fled the vehicle. In the necklace scams, the suspects are described as appearing to be Middle Eastern. The male suspect is in his 40s, about 5’8” tall with an average build, a round face and a moustache; the
female suspect is in her late 30s, about 5’4” tall with a medium build and dark, shoulder-length hair. I n th e ta x i i n c ident, the suspects are described as being Caucasian. The female suspect is in her late 40s or early 50s, 140 lb. with
pale blue eyes and short sandy-brown, ear-length hair. The two male suspects are in their late 20s, about 6’ tall and each weighing 170 lb. with slim builds. One called himself “John.” “Being aware of your surroundings and taking precautions are the best
defences against being victimized by con artists,” Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said in a news release yesterday (Tuesday). Anyone with information on the three scams is asked to call the detachment at 604-945-1550. email@example.com
Record bookings in BC Parks An exceptionally sunny, dry summer helped push BC Parks to an all-time record number of reservations at provincial campgrounds. More than 115,000 camping reservations were made through the province’s Discover Camping service, up 12% from last year. Campers were allowed to make reservations at more campsites and campgrounds, increasing the number of reservable sites to more than 5,000 at 95 parks. While Labour Day is the traditional end to the regular camping season, BC Parks officials are trying to pump up shoulder season camping. They say campsites are quieter in the fall, with attractions like spawning salmon in some areas. It’s also the time of year when “long-stay camping” is permitted, allowing campers to stay four to six weeks at reduced rates in select parks. Seniors over 65 also get camping discounts from Sept. 3 to June 14 next year.
New to town? Getting married? Having a baby? ...if so, a warm welcome awaits you from your hostess and the local merchants
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Sign Me Up 2013! Visit with a friendly senior CommunityVolunteer Services for Seniors (CVSS) is an outreach program offering support to isolated seniors in the Tri-Cities area through its visiting, grocery and telephone re-assurance programs. And it needs your help. CVSS is looking for 25 volunteers (age 40 years or older, five men and 20 women) to visit Tri-City seniors who are isolated and lonely.These seniors are interesting people who would enjoy sharing their stories and hobbies with a friendly visitor. Women are matched with women, and men with men. Below are descriptions of a few of seniors who are waiting to share one and a half to two hours a week with a volunteer visitor who shares similar interests: • an 85-year-old woman in Port Coquitlam would like a volunteer visitor to talk with and perhaps enjoy going out for walks together; • an 86-year-old man who loves to play Scrabble and enjoys keeping up with current events would like a gentleman to visit with him; • an 82-year-old woman who has lived in Sri Lanka and Britain would like a visitor who
Check out seniors’ groups: page A17 shares her love of cooking; • a 79-year-old woman who’s a retired RN would like to meet a visitor who would enjoy going out for walks together; • a 91-year-old woman who moved from the Philippines 30 years ago, converses in English and would like a visitor with whom to share pleasant conversation; • an 80-year-old man, a retired teacher who enjoys music and has lived in Africa, London and Saskatchewan, would like a gentleman to visit who shares a love for music; • a 79-year-old woman who speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, and enjoys nature shows, would love some company during the day; • an 82-year-old woman who loves playing cards, games and puzzles, would love a visitor to help make her evenings less lonely; • ad a 100-year-old woman born on the prairies and enjoyed various sports throughout her life would love a visitor to reminisce with. CVSS’ next volunteer orientation will be held
Sept. 24 at Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam; the registration deadline is Sept. 17. For more information and to register for this rewarding volunteer experience, call Sue or Suzanne at 604-927-7919. CVSS currently has 170 volunteers participat-
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Sign Me Up 2013! Check out seniors’ opportunities Seniors, are you looking for something to do for this fall? Check out these listings from The Tri-City News’ Community Calendar: • Share is running a free seniors’ support group for people 60+ wanting to meet others and talk about things important to them. No group experience, no problem. Info and registration: Rhea, 604-937-6964. • Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Dogwood Pavilion; group also visits and entertains at seniors’ facilities weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 778-285-4873 or 604-464-2252. • Silver Chord Choir, for those over 50, meets Mondays, 3-5 p.m., Wilson Centre, PoCo; if you love to sing and have fun, you can join – no auditions. The choir, which has been going for 43 years, sings twice a month at seniors’ residences in the Tri-Cities and at other events. Info:
Teresa, 604-942-5144 or Ann, 604-464-5580. • New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games (5 cents per card). New players welcome. Info: Betty, 604-936-6300. • New Age Seniors (Branch 108 BCOAPO) meet the first Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m., Centennial Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Catherine, 604-9377537. • Seniors meet every Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., to do fun group activities including physical fitness exercises, games, storytelling, local tours and recipe sharing. All women and men 50 or older are welcome at Share Family and Community Services’ Mountain View Family Resource Centre, 699 Robinson St., Coquitlam (corner of Smith Avenue and Robinson Street). Info: Gina, 604-9376970.
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VANCOuVer friNge fesTiVAl 2013: Tri-City talent in five shows
Step into Arnie’s house House of Mystery follows Wide Eyed Production’s House of Fun from 2011 Pounding a nail into one’s face and lying down on a bed of nails are pretty exceptional feats, but for Wide Eyed Productions, that’s just the opening scene to warm up the audience. Burquitlam’s Brian Anderson, artistic director, plays the lead role in Arnie the Carnie’s House of Mystery, which will play at next week’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. The show takes a look at the old vaudeville performers, explains Anderson, who also wrote the play, and it traces the history of some of the more mystical elements, such as seances. There will be live demonstrations but they won’t be giving away any secrets, said Anderson. “There’s always a mix of truth and lies,”he adds, with a laugh. The kernel of the idea for House of Mystery has been in Anderson’s head for two years and the show has been refined over the past two-anda-half months. Anderson has been performing in the fringe festivals for five years and has spent 23 years with the Vancouver Theatresports League. He said he really enjoys the fringe shows because it enables him to use all the “funky, weird skills I’ve picked up over the years.” House of Mystery is a follow-up to the company’s 2011 House of Fun, and would appeal to those of a more “slightly skeptical bent — the Penn and Teller types,”said Anderson. Arnie will be joined on stage by Matt Grinke, Nathan Clark ( G u t e n b e r g ! Th e M u s i c a l ! ) and Elizabeth Bowen (Will Shakespeare’s ImproMusical). Allen Morrison serves as director. email@example.com
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Dylan Cowan and Hana Decolongon star in the Canadian premiere of Changing Minds.
The world via his/her brain
Burquitlam resident Brian Anderson plays the lead role in Arnie the Carnie’s House of Mystery that will play at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, which runs Sept. 5 to 15. For advance tickets, dates and times, visit vancouverfringe.com.
Sisters hold on for Dear Life Dueling at sea makes for good combat action Sophia Woodward doesn’t quite know how her chosen Granville Island site for the Vancouver Fringe Festival will pan out. But judging from the reaction of passersby during rehearsals, it’s likely her production, Dear Life, will cause a bit of stir. That’s because Dear Life is set in the Granville Island kids’ waterpark and the two protagonists use swords for their fights. “When we’re practicing, we get interrupted multiple times with people saying, ‘Oh, swords!’” Woodwood said. “It doesn’t mat-
Dear Life is performed at the Granville Island kids’ waterpark. ter if they are weapons — even though they’re not sharp — people
will still come up to them really close because they’re so pretty and shiny.” “It’s a public site so we can’t kick anyone off when we rehearse. If children are running around, that’s what it is,” added director Sachi Lovatt. Woodward, a graduate of the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts’ acting program, said when she first entered the kids’ waterpark as a possible staging location for the fringe’s mentorship program, she found it“grand.” As a result, “you have to feel what story IT wants to tell you,” she said. Woodward thought up a dream reality sequence that centres on
a ship with two sisters at combat and the audience as shipmates. Fo r th e d u e l i n g s c e n e s , Woodward and Lovatt — who make up The Seicho Sisters, a theatre production company founded this year — recruited fight choreographer Sylvie La Riviere. And testing the sisters’ grasp on life is “bad guy” Nayden Palosaari of Coquitlam, who last year starred in Plotdigger Films’ horror flick BFM: Alarming. The play, Woodward said, “is an adventure. It’s also lots of fun being outdoors. And what better way to spend an evening than as a shipmate, sailing on the ship of dreams, in a kids’ waterpark?” firstname.lastname@example.org
Freaky Friday meets Glee meets High School Musical is how director Cara Tench describes the plot of Changing Minds, which is making its Canadian debut at next week’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. The musical centres around a high school, with popular surfer dude Kyle Fairbanks and bookworm Natalie Watson magically switching brains. The mind game has Natalie wondering if she’ll win a scholarship and Kyle questioning if “Natalie” will dump his stuck-up girlfriend. In the nerdy camp is Port Moody actor Danica Kobayashi, who plays Natalie’s friend, Gretchen. Kobayashi has auditioned for previous Awkward Stage Production shows and Changing Minds is her first role with the company. “We’ve always had our eye on her and we’re pleased to have her this year,”Tench said. She added, “We are always at Awkward Stage looking for ways to introduce new and interesting shows that work with the group of youth that we have available to us.” The cast for Changing Minds is made up 15- to 22-year-olds, with Dylan Cowan and Hana Decolongon taking on the lead characters of Kyle and Natalie. Written by Bret Simmons and David Howard, the show that premiered in Oregon in 2011 “is really fun and very family friendly,” said Tench, who has directed three past VFF productions for Awkward. “It’s silly and thought-provoking in that it’s good to know what it’s like to walk for a while in someone else’s shoes — or, in this case, be in someone else’s mind,”Tench said. Changing Minds has eight performances for VFF at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova St.,Vancouver), starting Sept. 7. email@example.com
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Coquitlam dancer Joylyn Secunda (in front) portrays a part of the conscience of Cassandra in Ca.Sandbar. The show that takes place in front of the Sandbar restaurant on Granville Island is by Keylaira Lee.
The sands of time Shaman tells about Cassandra
A performing and visual artist as well as a shaman, Lee used the story of Cassandra — a Greek mythological character — to relate to modern times. According to the tale, Cassandra was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo because of her beauty; however, he shunned her when she didn’t return his affection. As a result of his curse, Cassandra’s predictions weren’t believed. Lee parallels the narrative to the disconnect that people have today. “We, as humans, have such a propensity to live in denial and I think that’s so relevant to ev-
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erything like the environment. We haven’t paid attention to it,”Lee said. In ca.Sandbar, which features Coquitlam dancer and Riverside secondary graduate Joylyn Secunda, Cassandra has a soul retrieval and returns as “ca. Sandbar” to evolve and heal through a spiritual journey. The 50-minute dancetheatre production that includes an original score by Azul Salvaje Music will be premiering at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, running every night at 8 p.m. outside of the Sandbar Restaurant.
Sand has always filtered through Keylaira Lee’s life. She grew up close to a sandbar and, recently, chose to stage a production for the Vancouver Fr i n g e Fe s t i va l o n Granville Island, which was a sandbar more than a century ago. Her new show, titled ca.Sandbar, that she wrote and directed will be performed outside of the Sandbar restaurant and will revolve around Cassandra of Troy, which also has the word ‘sand’ in it.
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VANcOuVER fRiNgE fESTiVAl: Sept. 5 to 15
A visit with Mother Earth Growing up on 40 acres in Langley, Jessica Nelson often played alone in the forest and around the creek that ran through the property. Exploring nature was an integral part of her childhood. So when she came to the big city of Vancouver and worked with the Onsite program for the Vancouver Fringe Festival, the theme of Mother Earth was in the back of her mind for her new production. She walked around Granville Island and picked a spot along the boardwalk close to the False Creek community centre to stage her show, titled Meanwhile. The location, she said, is peaceful and surrounded by trees —
some of which are drooping so low that they are propped up by steel beams. “It was that site that kind of inspired this story,”she said. Nelson, who SANDOMIRSKY works as an arts teacher at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village, chose to centre her 20-minute story around Blade, who is portrayed by Port Moody actor Kayleigh Sandomirsky. Blade is a tree guardian who, with The Gardener, leads one audience member to the treed area
to talk about a future 50 years from now where everyone has lost touch with nature and where technology rules. “The idea that if society didn’t need Blade to be around to tell them about the importance to connect with nature then she would become a tree,”Nelson said. And with only one audience person along for the journey, the tale changes depending on how the person reacts. “There are some choices the audience has to make,” Nelson said. “Therefore, every show is different.” Meanwhile has 70 performances over the 10-day festival, with seven shows per night. firstname.lastname@example.org
PC duo open TO show Terry Fox graduates Robert and Gillian Thomson — aka Sister Says — will open a Labour Day music festival in downtown Toronto on Sept. 1. The pair, which is currently recording its second album at Watershed Studios, will perform during the Unifest concert with Stars, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and Les Colocs. The show is hosted by Unifor, Canada’s new union.
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Young thespians who were mentored by Port Moody’s Robert Randall — a Leo award-
Rob and Gillian Thomson.
winning filmmaker— this summer will premiere three of their movies on Tuesday. The screening will happen Sept. 3 at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.) and will conclude the season for the Young Actors Project.
A limited number of tickets are available for the show, which will be attended by YAP alumnus and Port Coquitlam resident Nick Purcha, who is currently in the TV series Spooksville. Meanwhile, auditions for actors aged eight to 16 will be held for the next YAP season. Email email@example.com.
Paintings by Alexine Law, a member of the Art Focus Artists’ Association, will be shown at Port Coquitlam city hall next month. Her images can be seen in the lobby, starting Tuesday.
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Your regional calendar of artful events for September 2013 Visit artsconnect.ca for a complete event list
Natural World Prints by Ilsoo Kyung MacLaurin
Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Ilsoo Kyung MacLaurin & guests. Aug 22 - Sept 23. Opening Reception: TBC. This representational exhibit features the work of a painter and printmaker whose works involve cultural identity and expression, as well as Canadian livelihood and wildlife. Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design. Sept 26 - Oct 21. Opening Reception: TBC. An exhibition of award-winning books from Canada’s one and only Alcuin Society. 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam. 604-927-8400, portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare
Colors of Rajasthan, photography by Alan Maples
FILM/THEATRE Port Moody Film
Sept 13, 7:30PM. The Master. After returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, a charismatic intellectual creates a faith based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. Drama 144 min. Rating: 14A. USA, Language: English. Nominated for 4 Oscars, Awards: 60 wins and 67 nominations. Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, 604-469-4722, pmfilm.ca.
Evergreen Cultural Centre
Raincoast Conservation Foundation presents, What’s at Stake, Movies for an oil free coast. Sept 22, 6:45PM. Be inspired as we take you on a journey into the Great Bear Rainforest and the wild and remote B.C. coast, as seen through the eyes of fifty of BC’s finest artists and a group of world class surfers. Tix: $10 & $5 (student/seniors), 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. 604-927-6555, evergreenculturalcentre.ca Evergreen Cultural Centre Celebrates Culture Days. Sept 29. Free! 1:30PM. Reno Schembri and Azotar. An all instrumental guitar concert, featuring classical guitar, jazz and surf music. 3PM, Arts in the Tri-Cities: Crossing Boundaries. Oliver Hockenhul transforms the Evergreen lobby into an interactive digital arts space as part of the second annual Crossing Boundaries exhibition.
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Colors of Rajasthan. Sept 5 - Oct 5. Opening Reception:* Sept 12, 7PM. Photography by Alan Maples in the Atrium gallery. Vibrant, saturated hues of women’s saris, colourful buildings and rich ochre earth all resonate under the intense sunlight and help to define this region of northern India. *In conjunction with Ignite, Adult Open House. One Day... Week, Month, Year, mixed media by Kim Vergil in the Leonore Peyton Salon. Kim calls her artistic technique, Paintography because it is a multi-layered blending of painting and photography. 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam. placedesarts.ca, 604-664-1636.
Pomo Arts Centre
Then & Now: Portrait of a Community. Sept 12 - Oct 13. Opening Reception: Sept 12, 6 - 8PM. Main Gallery: Suite E Life Drawing Group. In Then & Now: Portrait of a Community, Suite E Life Drawing members will explore portraiture and history through paintings and drawings of Port Moody community members. That’s Not What I Put in the Kiln, 3D Gallery: Korean Pottery: Shaping Tradition. Plum Gallery: Clay For You Pottery Group. 2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody, pomoarts.ca, 604-931-2008
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UNREAL. Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery with the generous support of The Killy Foundation. Sept 12 - Nov 7. Opening Reception: Sept 15, 4 - 6PM. Since the origins of Surrealism in the 1920s, the tension between the recognizable and the unfamiliar has inspired and informed artistic practices. 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. 604-927-6555, evergreenculturalcentre.ca
SPECIAL EVENTS Sept 12, 7 - 9PM. An affair with art – adult open house. Ignite your creative fire and discover something new at Place des Arts’ adults-only open house. Sip a complimentary glass of wine while you view artworks and enjoy floor talks by current exhibiting. Participate in hands-on visual art demos, win fabulous door prizes, and get a discount on class registration during the event (one per family / adult classes only). Place des Arts’ Family Open House Sept 14, 2 - 4PM. Discover Place des Arts! Enjoy fun arts activities, take a tour of the centre, participate in hands-on teacher demos, win fabulous door prizes and get a discount on class registration during the event (one per family). Programmers and teachers will be available to answer questions. Family Day at PdA: Canada Culture Days Edition. Sept 29, 1:30 - 3:30PM. Place des Arts is proud to offer our September Family Day as part of Culture Days, a free national grassroots arts and culture event that is being celebrated in every province and territory in Canada this September. 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam. placedesarts.ca, 604-664-1636.
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Sept 14, 11 - 4PM. FREE. Riverview Walks & Tree Tours at Riverview Hospital. 2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam. Meet at Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building. rhcs.org/tours_events.html, 604-290-9910.
Centennial Wall Hanging, City of Port Moody
Sept 28, Free. The Centennial Wall Hanging is a community driven project involving over 300 volunteers. Artist designed spots have been stitched to bring history to life in this exquisite piece. The wall hanging will officially be on permanent display in the Galleria. Port Moody Civic Centre Galleria, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody.
Spirit of Coquitlam grant applications are now available. The 2013 Spirit of Coquitlam Grant funds projects that contribute to a sense of community and a high quality of life for Coquitlam residents. Consideration is given to organizations and projects that engage in public art, festivals and events or new initiatives that align with the City’s strategic goals. visit coquitlam.ca/parks-recreation-and-culture.
Sudden Death Improv and Late Night Variety Shows. Friday and Saturday Night, 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show / Late Night Show 10PM, 201-2550 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam. 778-285-0109, secondstoreytheatre.com
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Calling all non-profit and community organizations! 4PM, Under The Mango Tree. Written & performed by Veenesh Dubois. A father and daughter exchange letters after he leaves their small village to seek fame and fortune in Canada. This charming semi-autobiographical one woman show premiered in 2009 and has played to sold-out audiences across the country.
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Port Coquitlam’s Michael Romaniuk gets some help with his wetsuit removal from volunteers Helena Munro (right) and Tracy Yearsley at the swim/bike transition area of the Challenge Penticton Canada race Sunday. He finished the long-distance triathlon in a time of just under 13 hours, good enough for 136th place overall.
Express drop pair By Dan Ebenal The Tri-CiTy News
The Coquitlam Express are looking to find the chemistry to ignite an offensive spark as the clock ticks down on the start of a new B.C. Hockey League season. The Express dropped a home-and-home series to the Rivermen on the weekend, falling 4-1 Saturday night in Langley before being blanked 3-0 Sunday afternoon at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. “When you get limited goal production in two games in exhibition when it’s usually more wide-open high scores… it’s definitely something we’re worried about,” said head coach Barry Wolff. Adam Rockwood was the only player to find the net over the weekend for the Express, who dressed a youthful lineup both games. “We went with some guys we wanted to get into some game situations that we felt were a year away,” said Wolff.
“We dressed four guys in each game that were veteran guys, they had like 17. Not that that should be a excuse because we need to score goals.” Of the 40 players to suit up for the Express over the weekend, Wolff said about 25 have now been released. The roster had been whittled down to 28 players when the Express squared off with the Chilliwack Chiefs Tuesday night in Hope. While a couple of the younger players are being kept on the roster to give them valuable experience, Wolff said there are still some intense battles going on for the final couple of spots. “We hope to (get down to the final number) as soon as possible just to get the team gelling together and start working on systems more,” said Wolff, who expects to be down to a 22-man roster for the exhibition finale against the Powell River Kings Friday night at the Poirier arena. The first-year coach is happy with what he’s seen so far in the Express camp.
“We’ve got strong character and that’s something we tried to install from day one: hard working, the desire to compete and win the battles,” said Wolff. “So far they’ve bought in and have reached the level we were expecting, at least at practice anyway. We’ll see if we can transform that into game time.” l The Port Moody Panthers let a 3-1 thirdperiod lead slip away in a 5-4 loss to the Aldergrove Kodiaks Sunday afternoon at the Port Moody Arena. The loss drops the Panthers’ Pacific Junior Hockey League exhibition record to 2-3. The Panthers opened the exhibition season with an 8-1 win over the Grandview Steelers. Port Moody lost to the Mission City Outlaws 8-4 Thursday and split a pair with the North Vancouver Wolf Pack, winning 4-2 Friday before falling 7-2 on Saturday. The Panthers are back in action Sept. 7 when they host the Abbotsford Pilots at 7:45 p.m. email@example.com
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Coquitlam’s Carson Rose tries to slow up Tony Bretzman of the Langley Riverman during Sunday’s BCHL exhibition contest at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. Langley blanked the Express 3-0 Sunday to sweep their weekend series.
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A pair of Burnaby siblings are on top of the British Columbia juvenile golfing world. Alex and Sumie Francois captured the B.C. Juvenile Boys and Girls titles over the weekend at Crown Isle Resort and Golfing Community in Courtenay, B.C. Alex Francois, 15, finished at eight under par (70-69-69—208), seven shots up on defending champion Henry Lee of Coquitlam. The 15-yearold Lee posted a tournament-best second round of 68 but couldn’t keep up the momentum on the final round to finish at one under (73-6874—215), tied for second with Diego San Pedro of Richmond. Noah Guise of Port Moody finished in 24th spot at 12 over par, shooting a 76-76-76—228. A.J. Ewart of Coquitlam shot a 75-75-79—229 to finish in 26th at 13 over. Sumie Francois carded a four over par (69-79-72—220) to take the girls’ title. Avril Li of Port Moody was 22 over to capture ninth spot (79-80-79—238), while Coquitlam’s Euna Han shot a 34 over (80-88-82— 250) to finish in 11th. Coquitlam’s A.J. Ewart held a one-shot lead going into the final round of the B.C. Bantam Boys Championship. Ewart shot a two-under 68 in Monday’s opening round at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club. Mary Ann Hayward of Aurora, Ont. captured the 2013 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship t i t l e l a s t we e k a t Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club in Vernon, B.C. Hayward shot a 7567-71—213 to finish at even par. Val Westell of Coquitlam finished in 48th spot, carding an 8181-88—250.
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Nyhaug rides to Canadian BMX championship C o q u i t l a m ’ s To ry Nyhaug won his sixth Canadian title since turning elite at the 2013 Canadian BMX Championships in St. Albert, Alta. on the weekend. Nyhaug rode a clean race in the main event, staying outside of trouble from the start to finish. With the victory, the young BMX star now shows a perfect record of six Canadian titles in as many races since joining the elite category three years ago.
“I couldn’t be happier [to get the sixth title]. I did what I wanted to do, got some clean laps and got a really good start in the main, probably the best lap of the week for me,”said Nyhaug. “I think the only pressure I feel is the pressure I put on myself to perform. Obviously I have some expectations on myself. I always love to come back to Canada and race, an opportunity I don’t get too often. I didn’t really think of the titles I’ve won the past —
I just took it one lap at a time.” “The sport is definitely growing in Canada. Since the Olympics, the sport has grown significantly worldwide. Watching the kids here, there is a lot of talent. I hope these kids stay inspired to stick with the sport.” James Palmer crossed the line in second place of the action-packed final, while Connor McCormack took the third spot. In the women’s race, Amelia Walsh
Aldridge lands in Cardinals’ nest Coquitlam’s Brittany Aldridge will take to the court with the North Idaho College Cardinals. The four-time MVP with Coquitlam’s Charles Best Blue Devils was named a first-team all-star at the B.C. AAAA high school championships. “Aldridge is one of those rare athletes who can make fans and teammates alike say ‘Wow,’” said Cardinals
head volleyball coach Miles Kydd. “Brittany will play a big role in our team’s offence in 2013. She has explosive power and an ability to terminate the rally in all situations.” The five-foot-eight outside hitter has been a member of Team BC Volleyball for the past three seasons and was part of the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club that placed third at Canada’s
U-18 national championship in May. Aldridge also excels in track, and her brother played NCAA division one soccer with Bowling Green State University. “Brittany is a good student who has her sights set on a D1 opportunity in the future and she certainly has the right combination of athleticism, academic habits and determination to make that a reality,”said Kydd.
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rode away with her career first BMX title, after winning the time trial title the night before on the same track in St. Albert. Nyhaug, who finished fifth at the 2013 U C I B M X Wo r l d
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RESPONSIBILITIES As part of a highly motivated team, the Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for overseeing the safety, supervision, scheduling, training and development of all tradespeople. This key position works closely with production and other maintenance staff to ensure product quality, quantity, overall equipment efficiency, as well as oversee plant and site maintenance. The successful applicant will need to have a strong mechanical background, good understanding of electrical PLC systems, and have some budgeting experience. This incumbent will also require excellent leadership skills to deliver on World Class Maintenance results. QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be a qualified tradesperson and possess comprehensive knowledge of related trades, OH&S and industrial relations. Direct production, project management and work order maintenance system experience are required. Strong communication, organization and time management skills are essential. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated leadership and analytical abilities and experience in a maintenance supervisory role. CMMS knowledge and experience will be a huge asset to this position. Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of our Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged. Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development. TO APPLY: We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and flex benefit programs. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being a part of our community please submit your resume to www.tolko.com by August 31, 2013. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. V V V V
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CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS Okanagan Region, BC
BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US! Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportunities for continuous growth and development? When you join Tolko Industries, you are signing on with an industry leader in world markets that has built success through three generations with over 3000 employees and growing. We provide a dynamic environment with competitive compensation where people succeed as our most valuable resource. Our structure and culture encourage innovation, growth, and change in an open environment, and we believe in and practice environmental sustainability. For more information visit www.tolko.com. QUALIFICATIONS: Journeyman Millwright certification; Ability to read blue prints, plans and schematics. Strong problem solving skills Commitment to working safely coupled with strong communication & interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently with little supervision Organizational and planning skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook This is an excellent opportunity to engage in interesting work and in excellent working conditions in modern wood manufacturing facilities. APPLY TODAY! Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development. To explore current career opportunities and become a part of our community, apply online today at www.tolko.com. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.
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DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! *24 HOUR SERVICE* 30Yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
PEDRO’S Contracting & Drainage. Landscaping, Water Lines & Cement work. Call 604-468-2919.
DEMOLITION EXCAVATING - DRAIN TILE Old Garage, Carport, House, Pool, Repair Main Waterline, Break Concrete & Removal Free Estimates!
•Licensed •Insured •WCB
Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, tower technician the applicant must have full understanding of electronics and 3 phase power. This full time position requires knowledge of tower crane erection and dismantles .
Health Care Assistant
Hiring Fair Sept. 11, 2013 Requirements: • Must have a vehicle • BC Care Aide Registered • Clear TB Test within 6/mo. • Clear Criminal Record check with vulnerable sector check • Valid First Aid & CPR Pre-registration & Invitation a must. If interested please e-mail: email@example.com
Please email all resumes to Barbara@megacrane.com
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A & L ELECTRICAL, Local - Bonded, Full reno & upgrading service. New homes & comm. Reas rates. Lic #91585. Call Kia 778-688-4491.
Please contact Mike e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 604.599.5250
604-716-8528 269 Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000 Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046
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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES
1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. Block retaining wall. Reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212, 604-306-1714
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.
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POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed
7 Days / Week
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician
✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Gravel ✶ Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel
30 Years+ Experience
3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq.
Duties include, but not limited to: - Data entry, tracking, and entering information - Verifying and maintaining correct documentation - Resolving ministry queries - Liaison with Case Managers - Attending training sessions - Insuring compliance with government policies and procedures - General administrative / reception duties as assigned, including answering phones and assisting staff with administrative requests and back up support Requirements: - Strong understand of all Microsoft Office programs, database systems, and computer applications - High-school diploma and minimum 2 years admin experience - Post-secondary clerical training an asset - Experience using the Provincial Government’s Integrated Case Management (ICM) system an asset - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - Flexible team player with strong problem solving and organizational skills - Ability to focus, multitask and prioritize in a busy environment. - Positive attitude, strong initiative and detail-oriented
To apply, please forward resume and cover letter to:
email@example.com or fax: 778-728-0241
Perspolice Pharmacy Inc. is hiring Pharmacy Assistants ($19/hr, 40 hours/week). Apply by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 604-594-7708, or mail: #208 -1175 Johnson St., Coquitlam, BC V3B 7K1.
BEFORE SEPTEMBER 6th Please state “Coquitlam Data Entry Admin” in the subject line and where you saw this posting in your cover letter. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
GARDENING Prompt Delivery Available
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Back in Motion Rehab Inc. seeks full-time Data Entry Administrator Assistant for our Coquitlam office, to provide administrative support to Back in Motion’s employment services.
9168 1610-1692 Windermere Pl 1718-1840 Heather Ave (even) 1720-1863 Windermere Ave 1735-1863 Lincoln Ave (odd) 3706-3826 Wellington St 3708-3758 Oxford St (even)
Home Share / Shared Living Providers Needed
8630 810-1013 Saddle St 820-962 Ranch Park Way 1001-1011 Palmdale St 2820 Norman Ave 2950-2970 Admiral Crt 3065-3086 Butternut St 3108-3109 Starlight Way
9017 1221-1286 Gateway Pl 2309-2438 Kensington Cres 1215-1266 Kensington Pl 1217-1265 Knights Crt 2306-2378 Nottingham Pl
Younghusband Resources is looking for families & single persons in the Burnaby and Tri-cities area to open their home on a full time basis to support adults with developmental disabilities. Qualified applicants are required to pass an extensive screening process. Payment is discussed upon completion of successful screening. For more information please check www.younghusband.ca E-mail your resume to: Jason@younghusband.ca or fax it to: 604-466-1207
9001 1259-1314 Bradshaw St 1261-1341 Pitt River Rd 1804-1939 Jacana Ave 1823-1956 Yukon Ave
8619 1064-1081 Buoy Dr 1075-1077 Viewmount Dr (odd) 2500-2530 Cable Crt 2502-2550 Dewdney Trunk Rd 2503-2524 Channel Crt 2513-2550 Quay Pl
Apply online today at www.tolko.com
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CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING $25/hr. Min 3hours. All supplies incl except vacuum. Judy 604-839-6410
Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed.
#1 CLEANING SERVICE Saving U Time! Supply Includes. 12yrs. Exc. Refs. Bondable. 778.386.5476
Call John 778-867-8785
. 4 U SPA
A+Spa 604-942-8688 near Safeway - Sunwood Square
Yard Maintenance Hedge Trimming Tree Pruning Lawn Cuts S Weeding
CONCRETE & PLACING
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
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184 .Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).
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...
email@example.com or Visit us at: www. threescompanycatering.ca
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
FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Sofﬁt *CLEANING *REPAIRS 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE
~ FULLY INSURED ~
Call Tim 604-612-5388
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MAINTENANCE, Repair, Renovation www.proficientrenovation.com or 604-323-4111 for more details
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069
RENO & REPAIR 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
16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows
2 HUNGRY PAINTERS. Int/Ext, In the area 35 yrs. Power wash. Refs. WCB. Free Est. 604-467-2532
(Turn right 1 road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)
604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847 317
✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $23.00 Per Metric Ton SMud - Dirt - Sod - ClayS $23.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds
ARCO CONST. Framing, Drywall, Wood Finishing, Texture, Painting, Kitchen/Bath Remodeling, Elec, Plumb, Flooring. FREE EST. Mike 604-825-1500. Harry 604-500-3630.
$59.00 Per Ton
Kitchen & Bathrooms Specialists, complete renos, tub to counter, from floor to wall, proud BBB Member. Refs. 30 yrs. exp. John @ 604779-4029. www.bcbwreno.ca
Commercial & Residential • Parking Lots • Driveways • Garage Apron • Speed Bumps • Potholes • Patchwork • Tennis Courts • Repair & Resurface Over 10yrs of exp. Free Estimates Insured ★ Great Rates ★ WCB
NO JOB TOO SMALL!
Stairs, Windows, Doors, Tiles, Insulation, Siding, Hardyboard, Finishing. Call: (604)728-0866
Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”
ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304
RELIABLE - 20 Years Exp - Ref’s. Laminate Floor Installation, Base Boards & Trim Specials. General Jobs Accepted. Please Call Richard 604-365-1477
Meadows Landscape Supply
Running this ad for 8yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service
Mainland Rooﬁng Ltd. 25 yrs in rooﬁng industry
• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560
Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626
#1 RATES & SERVICES Plumbing/Heating/Gas Local/Lic/Ins/Bonded 604-805-2488 BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com
SUPER SPECIAL - $299 HOUSES UNDER 2500sf. Gutters, windows & siding. Limited Time Offer. 604-861-6060
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604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley
Tar & Gravel DAsphalt D Interlocking shingles DTorch-on Membrane D Laminated shingles
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE Did you just get engaged?
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Bring a smile to your community! Advertise your engagement with us, call 604-575-5555
Certified, Insured & Bonded RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE
Journeyman Call 604-345-0899
All types of Roofing Repairs Free Estimates
Call Ian 604-724-6373
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters.
PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833
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MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
AFFORDABLE MOVING www.affordablemovers.bc.com
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280 MIKE 604-961-1280
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
604-537-4140 GET THE BEST
Home Renovations and New Construction
FOR YOUR MOVING Experienced Mover w/affordable rates, STARTING AT $40/HR 24/7 - Licensed & Insured. ** Seniors Discounts ** fortiermoving.ca
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
“JUST A GREAT JOB!”
Robert J. O’Brien
604-728-5643 If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (reno’s/ 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
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- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting B.J. (Brad) Curtis B.A.
Pay-Less Pro Painting Summer EXT/INT SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing
Serving Tri City 33 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days
Recognizing the Tri-Cities’ Finest
Scott 604-891-9967 AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
Tell us what you love about the Tri-Cities! Your favourite park, business, building, and people, to name a few.
NO Wood byproducts used
When QUALITY Matters
The choice is yours; vote who’s on the Tri-City News 2013 A-List.
all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.
17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows
PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY
604-465-3189 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
2 S NE W
PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD
D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure
NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses
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AFFORDABLE INT/EXT Painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223.
604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.
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Answer a minimum of 20 questions and you will be entered in a draw for a $500 Gift Certificate at Coquitlam Centre
Results announced October 23
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Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988
German Shepherd pups, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, father reg., gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, make a good guard dog and family pet. $800. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991
Bulldog Disposal Co. Home & Yard Clean Ups
No Job Too Small
Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.
Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca
DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it 6 - 50 Yard Bins
Starting from $199.00
Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
BLUEBERRIES. U-PICK $1.35 lb. WE-PICK $2.00 lb. Raspberries ready now too. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. Call 604-763-2808 or 604-805-8980
MISC. FOR SALE
SCOOTER. Indoor/Outdoor Mobility Scooter. 2012 Cobra Shot Rider. Bought in Jan 2013. Barely Used. $2500. Call 604-942-1440 STEEL BUILDING - SIZZLING SUMMER SAVINGS EVENT! 20X22 $4,188. 25X24 $4,598. 30X36 $6,876. 32X44$8,700. 40X52 $12,990. 47X70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
mikes hauling 604-516-9237
HOT TUBS NO PROB!
COQUITLAM. Austin Hts. 1 Bdr apt, sec u/g prk, avail now, incl heat. Pets welcome. 604-626-6501.
Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers” 2 bdrm - $1240 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL
Call 604-944-2963 Coquitlam:
Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets.
Family owned & operated for 40 yrs. (604)936-5755 COQUITLAM
Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes 515-525 Foster Avenue
Got an old vintage BMX from the early 1980’s. If you have one you’d like to get rid of call
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
ALTO CONN SAX $495. Tenor Sax $495. 604-859-5925 COQUITLAM
Welcome Home !
627 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call (604) 931-2670
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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
FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~
700 sf S Impeccably clean Heat SH/W S Prkng S Avail Now
1 & 2 bdrm / $795 - $900 No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.
1988 ITASCA 37’ M/H. 454 engine. 40,000 miles. All running gear in exc cond. Attractively remodeled interior. 2 extra batteries installed. New tires. $8,400. (1)604-744-1741 1993 PINNACLE CLASS A M/H. 30.5’, many extras incl a/c, 5000W gen, queen bed in rear, 2 TV’s. New tires & brakes. New micro. $9,000. 604-820-8459 or 604-557-8459
HOMES FOR RENT
COQUITLAM; 3 Bdrm, 2 full baths, h/wd flrs, full appls & inste lndry, dbl grg. $1600+sh utils (604)603-5157
AUTO CREDIT - Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply at: uapplyudrive.CA or Call toll free 1.877.680.1231
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge
Pitt Meadows Marina
Great location for seniors! Clean, quiet & affordable! Incls heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance. Refs & Credit check req.
Public Access Launch Ramp Outdoor Storage for Boats, RV’s, Cars, Trucks & Trailers
Sorry No Pets
For more info: google us.
14179 Reichenback Rd
Year or semi-annual Rental Moorage
Parking + Onsite Manager
DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
1 BEDROOM SUITES Newly renovated $700 - $740/mo Util + sec pkng extra
www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
TRUCKS & VANS
No pets. Close to amen.
McIntosh Plaza Suit Mature Adults 22330 McIntosh Avenue
Polo Club Apartments
COQUITLAM. Luxury 2 bdrm +den 1450 sq/ft, 6 appl. Sept. 15, n/s, sm pet ok. $1400+utils. 604-945-9594 COQUITLAM N., Lrg, bright 1 bdrm, W/D, F/P. Oct. 1. $950 incl util. n/s, n/p. (604)942-8646 lve msg
Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express
COQUITLAM, Westwood. Modern spacious 1/bdrm bsmt suite, 6/appli, sep W/D, $795/mo incl util & cable. N/S, (778)231-5092
W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
2003 F150 supercab, lady driven, beautiful, 1 owner, king ranch 5.4 litre. Loaded, moon roof, 140 km. $15,950 604-562-1055.
19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows
PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm bright grnd lvl ste, full bath, nr schl/bus. NS/NP. Avail now. $950 incl utils, w/d, basic cble/prkg. 604-552-9509.
PORT COQUITLAM bright clean 2 bdrm gr/lvl suite, full bath, d/w. Avail Sept. NS/NP. $800/mo incl hydro, internet & cable. 604-999-7125.
RENOVATED SUITES 1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/ht water, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shoping/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 RENAISANCE ON SHAW 555 Shaw Avenue, Coquitlam Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments very close to Lougheed mall and sky train station. Contact manager, Nova at: 604-618-7467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MAPLE Ridge Urbano Available September 1s. Ground floor 2 Bdrms 2 Bath 2 secure u/g parking spots, 6 appliances, insuite laundry and fireplace.Weight room and amenities room. Walk to shopping, schools and buses N/S,N/Pets reference credit checks required.$1150.00 per month plus utilities Contact 604-831-9359.
COQUITLAM - 940 Charland Ave. 2 bdrms, 1 bthrm, tv rm, kitchen. w/d. $1150/mo. no dogs, no cats, N/S. 2 running car prkg. (604)936-3492
COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm townhouses in quiet family complex, no pets. From $965/mo. Call 604-942-2277.
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On October 6, 2012, at Coast Meridian Road and Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Coquitlam RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,610 CAD, on or about 21:20 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1627, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil
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Yes, we work on policy too At the Chamber, we strive to be a visible presence in the community. You’ll see the ads we place in the local papers, the monthly Chamber News insert you’re reading now, the events we host, and the massive ‘Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’ banner that’s hanging on the fence at the corner of Pinetree and Guildford. What you don’t always see – though it’s an integral part of the Chamber - is the work we do regarding policy development in the Tri-Cities and beyond.
The ‘No-Nonsense Credit Card Processing Approach’ is a topic we previously covered at a forum on credit card processing fees with MP Fin Donnelly and the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. Canadian merchants pay some of the highest credit card processing fees in the world and these additional costs can negatively impact retail and small businesses. Recommendations added to the BC Chamber policy manual include legislation requiring full disclosure by all service providers of all costs, increased pricing flexibility and requiring that any new legislation includes provisions for mobile payment methods.
One of the main functions of a Chamber of Commerce is developing policy and positions that represent business and focus on creating healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities. Chambers throughout our province belong to the BC Chamber of Commerce and meet to debate and ratify positions on a wide variety of topics, which are then brought to the attention of the appropriate Cabinet ministers to consider before legislation. The Cabinet values the positions of Chambers of Commerce because we are uniquely Michael Hind positioned within our cities working closely with local businesses, local governments and local residents. We have our finger on the pulse of our communities.
In our May issue of Chamber News, we wrote about our involvement with a Fraser River study examining the economic significance of the waterway. The BC Chamber as well as other Chambers around the province also saw the environmental and economical importance of this river. The ‘Fraser River Flood Management’ position focuses on long-term plans for the Fraser. One of our concerns regarding the Fraser is the lack of regular maintenance with the dredging program, which can have both commercial and environmental effects. After the BC Chamber AGM, the manual now recommends that the government establishes funding agreements to “support the upgrading and maintenance of dyking, dredging, navigation and environmental stewardship” along the river.
At the latest BC Chamber annual general meeting, numerous policies and positions were approved and added to the policy and positions manual. Several of those were of particular significance to the Tri-Cities Chamber. Under ‘A Strategy for Arts and Business’ in the BC Chamber policy manual, “[t]he Chamber seeks to advocate for administrative changes to the granting process and a renewal of the arts funding policy that would benefit both business and arts organizations in the province.” With many of our members falling into the arts and culture category, we support the decision to make funding for arts and culture easier. Our opinion section this month features an article from Jill Cook, former CEO of the TriCities Chamber and current Executive Director of the Mackin House Museum, about the ‘ROI’ on cultural funding.
It’s not always the most visible aspect of our work as the Tri-Cities Chamber, but policy is at the core of everything we do. We are an organization that represents business in our community and that means speaking up on your behalf when it comes to the issues and concerns you have regarding doing business in the Tri-Cities. Along with to the ads, member benefits, seminars, mixers, promotions and that big sign at Pinetree and Guildford, we’re working on policies that support you and your business. Michael Hind Executive Director Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
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www: tricitieschamber.com TriCitiesChamberofCommerce TriCitiesCoC CROSSROADS GUITAR AND DRUMS Family owned and community minded. Serving the Tri-Cities for more than 18 years - selling new and used good quality guitars and accessories. It is a unique store, with everything for your guitar needs. If they don’t have it, they do their best to help you find it. They do repairs too! Randy - owner Guitar and Drum Lessons by professional instructors who are highly trained and experienced musicians. • Tim Porter, Malaspina College • John McLean, UBC Music Program • Tony Marriott, Berklee College of Music (Boston) • Mike Devison, Xavier University • Ed Mohoric, played with major bands in the lower mainland. Owner Randy Weir has been involved in the music scene for over 30 years. His experience and knowledge in guitars is known across the Lower Mainland. Randy’s specialty is in vintage guitars. Drop by and talk to Randy, if you have an interest in guitars, old or new, or for an appraisal on your guitar. He will be pleased to help you.
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Find out more about upcoming events and register online at www.tricitieschamber.com. Please register at least two days prior to all events.
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wishes. The fireplace and long rectangular table set with seasonal, fresh flowers and fine linen coupled with the warm hues of the walls and floor offer an intimate setting for any occasion in Coquitlam. Next to the restaurant, the Copper Club Lounge is located in an airy Atrium with a vaulted ceiling, overstuffed chairs and original art. Sit next to the grand piano and enjoy live entertainment and dancing every Friday and Saturday night
The Copper Club Chef has combined his expansive knowledge, taste and experience to create delectable, fresh and healthy dishes. With a commitment to sustainable and local farming, Copper Club serves only Certified Angus Beef from Canadian ranches, and a selection of certified “Ocean Wise” seafood. Try the Certified Angus Beef Filet with grainy Dijon jus, shallot confit, herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Or, taste the smoked Alaskan black cod with lychee salsa and garlic cumin linguini.
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Copper Club Restaurant and Lounge www.copperclub.ca 405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC 604.937.4666 As a Chamber member, your business can enjoy full group extended medical benefits, no matter the size of your organization. ® Through the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, even single employee companies can offer medical benefits.
CanAsource International Trading Ltd. Fmw.firstname.lastname@example.org 604.518.0561 Coquitlam
Maximum Performance Fitness www.maximumperformancefitness.ca 604.464.3488 Port Coquitlam Place Weave placeweave.com 778.230.0774 Port Coquitlam Premier Mobility www.premiermobility.ca 778.836.3338 Coquitlam
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Who: National Leasing What: Canada’s experts in commercial equipment leasing. Where: www.nationalleasing.com National Leasing leases a variety of assets that ranges from construction, industrial and manufacturing equipment to copiers, forklifts, trailers, software, computers, POS systems, recycling and security systems. The list is endless. My favourite thing about what I do is working with my clients and seeing them grow their business over the years through smart, informed leasing and financial choices. Whether it’s a vendor who uses leasing to sell more equipment or a lessee who needs equipment for their business to operate, I am so proud to be part of the process that leads to their business’ success. There are two types of ideal clients I partner with 1) Vendors: Any company who sells leasable equipment. We can help them move more equipment, reduce their receivables. Or 2) Customer: Anyone who requires equipment to operate their business. The lessee may be a home based sole proprietor, midsize business or a large corporation. Most of my clients are referred to me. At National Leasing, we pride ourselves on a superior level of customer service. We understand that selling equipment or taking possession of equipment is key to our client’s business success, growth and their livelihood. So ensuring the sale or purchase happens in an easy, timely manner is so important to us. Jenny O’Callaghan, Account Manager, National Leasing email@example.com www.nationaleasing.com 778.989.3943
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Who: Vancouver Tumblebus What: A gym on wheels filled with fun equipment such as zip line, monkey bars, balance beam, trampoline, trapeze, rockwall and much more. Where: www. vancouvertumblebus.com Vancouver Tumblebus is a TriCity company that is bringing a new approach to exercising to the children in the Greater Vancouver area. We are founded on the belief that putting fun into exercise is very important to the overall physical development of our children. Our Tumblebus is a gym on wheels filled with fun equipment such as zip line, monkey bars, balance beam, trampoline, trapeze, rockwall and much more. The cheerfully decorated Tumblebus provides a unique and fun way for children to receive physical fitness in a non-competitive, respectful and friendly environment. We fall in the active phase 2 of the Canadian Sport for Life Model. The bus will be at your door rain, shine or snow as we are air conditioned and heated. Besides being the hottest form of entertainment and fitness for children in the 2-9 age group, we provide regularly scheduled fun and fitness programs to day cares and elementary schools. We offer the well known “Tumble Bear” program and we have more than 100 lesson plans. Our lessons can be weekly or bi-weekly and they are tailored to the needs of each age group. Progress reports are issued to show the children’s accomplishments & advancements. After completing 6 sessions, kids receive a medal and a certificate. We also have excellent programs for special needs kids. Most of our customers have found us through word-of-mouth, referred to us by those who have used our services and were keen to share their experiences. Networking through the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has also played a big part in getting the word out. Reach out to us through www.vancouvertumblebus.com, follow us on Twitter at @VancouverTumble and like us on Facebook at Vancouver Tumblebus. Trish Mandewo, Vancouver Tumblebus www.vancouvertumblebus.com 604.726.0856
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Chamber News Opinion
The Month in Photos
The ROI on Cultural Funding Coquitlam taxpayers fund Mackin House operations through a city grant. Is it a good investment? Mackin House Museum is a 104-year-old Heritage House located in historic Maillardville. It hosts 6,000 visitors a year, offers an extensive range of programming, and functions as a visitor information centre. Thinking here of “culture” as referring to not only heritage resources but to all the arts, libraries, and archives, the broad issue is whether a solid Return on Investment (ROI) argument exists to justify cultural funding. When it comes to heritage and museums there is some consensus. The Canadian Museum Policy puts it this way: “In the Museums of tomorrow our memories will mingle with the past as part of the continuing process of understanding human development. That is the true function of a museum: to be a window on the human spirit.” This is lofty stuff but not quantifiable. Tangible measurements are hard to come by. The Alberta Arts Foundation, the provincial body providing grants to artists, has some definite numbers. It estimates that its $35 million in grant funding to 500 arts organizations last year created $235 million in direct economic activity, including 1,344 full-time positions and more than 4,000 part-time jobs. However, even without this type of quantitative analysis, several BC communities provide cultural grants recognizing implicitly the leveraged benefits arising from arts and heritage funding.
turn ordinary cities into “destination cities”, create interconnects between arts and business, revitalize urban areas, attract skilled workers, and create spin-off business.” The assertion is echoed in Max Wyman’s recent article “Return on Investment from Art, Culture More than Just Money” appearing in the Vancouver Sun June 17, 2013. He discusses how “the rich interconnectedness of things” supports a compelling case for a well-funded cultural community. The links among culture, innovation, and economic growth are well recognized. We need only look to Surrey’s Cultural Plan that says, “The economic impact of the arts extends beyond jobs created and other direct and measurable benefits. The indirect economic benefits of a strong arts and culture community might be more important. A vibrant social climate, which includes a well-funded arts scene, is key to attracting top businesses and top talent.”
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Janine Davies of Westminster Savings presenting draw winner Erika Doehring of Benjamin Moore TriCity Paint with an iPad at our Poco Centennial BBQ.
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Thinking of culture as an industry, the Creative City Network of Canada study “Making the Case” states, “Municipalities that adopt culture as an industry have gained positive economic benefits for their communities. Cultural industries create job growth,
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