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The annual Scary Story Contest put on by Coquitlam and Port Moody public libraries and The Tri-City News yielded some well-written and spooky results. Read the winners on page A14 & A16



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Wilson & Zarrillo join Coq. council Pair joined forces, had union support By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Two candidates elected to Coquitlam city council in a byelection last Saturday will be sworn into office next month. Former Olympic wrestler Chris Wilson and Bonita Zarrillo, a business owner, will take their seats at the council table on Nov. 18. The union-endorsed pair, who have no municipal government experience, edged out two former incumbents to take the positions left vacant by Linda Reimer and Selina Robinson — both of whom were elected MLAs in May’s provincial election. Wilson collected 3,826 votes (25.99% of votes cast) while Zarrillo tallied 2,648 (17.99%). JANIS WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam councillors-elect Bonita Zarrillo and Chris Wilson attended Monday’s city council meeting after winning their seats in Saturday’s byelection. They’ll be sworn in on Nov. 18.

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Big garbage changes in Coquitlam Biweekly garbage pickup starts in July 2014 By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam’s way of collecting trash by hand

is about to be tossed out. On Monday, council unanimously approved a seven-year deal with BFI Canada Inc. for automated curbside pickup for the city’s approximate 25,000 single-family homes. The service will start July 1, 2014.

Under the contract, which will cost taxpayers $2.7 million a year plus another $1 million annually for standardized carts, Coquitlam residents living in detached homes can expect to get from the city: • one 240-litre bin for

garbage that will be collected every two weeks; • and one 240 l “bearresistant” bin for organics — food waste and yard trimmings — that will be collected every week. As in neighbouring Port Coquitlam,

Port Moody, Burnaby and New Westminster — which have had automated collection and standardized bins for years — Coquitlam residents will be able to get bigger or smaller bins, and have their utility rate adjusted accordingly.

But Coquitlam has yet to iron out the details of its future recycling program. Next spring, the collection of packaging and printed paper will be the responsibility of MultiMaterial BC (MMBC), a stewardship group made

up of retailers and other packaging producers that — at the direction of the province — will pickup recyclables from single-family and multifamily homes around B.C. see FOOD, YARD, page A7

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An alert store employee at Coquitlam Centre mall stopped a swindler from perpetrating a skimming scam last week. And police are warning local shopkeepers to be wary of other fraudsters trying to pull the same trick. On Oct. 20, a man told a clerk in one of the mall’s stores that he had a work order to upgrade the store’s PIN pad for the new American Express chip cards. The employee told police the man seemed to be in a hurry and appeared suspicious. Instead of allowing him to proceed, she told the man she would need to confirm the work order with the manager before the work could start. The man then left the store and the manager later confirmed there was no work order for an upgrade. Skimming devices are used to steal digital information from credit and debit cards. The suspect is described as a bald male with an average build, wearing a striped shirt, navy blue sweater, khaki pants and carrying a man purse. To report information, call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-9451550 and quote file #2013-31164.


A 101-year-old bungalow took a trip on Saturday night but it wasn’t down memory lane. The building now owned by Coquitlam business owner Fred Soofi (bottom right), was moved from property at 2614 St. Johns St. to the corner of Clarke and Barnet Highway. The move enables Pacific Grace Church to build a three-storey facility on its property. Named the Moisio House for its first owner, Esa Moisio, a millwright at the Flavelle cedar mill and a Port Moody alderman, the building will remain at the new site until Soofi can find a suitable permanent location in Moody Centre. “Some people think it does not make sense financially to do this, which they are probably right,” Soofi said in an email, but he said the next generation won’t know how their great grandparents lived if these older buildings aren’t saved. The journey took more than seven hours, beginning at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and concluding at 7 a.m. on Sunday. The Moisio residence is valued as a well-maintained example of an Arts and Crafts-style house reflecting pre-First World War housing of the area, according to PoMo’s planning department.

SD43 on hook following judge’s ruling Refunds available after class action suit is certified By Diane Strandberg The TRi-CiTy News

Hundreds of Tri-City families may be eligible for refunds on summer school fees they paid several years ago after a class action suit involving a Coquitlam family was settled last week. It’s not known how

many people will ask for a refund and what the final cost will be but, in 2007, the district told The Tri-City News it paid out $500,000 in refunds after school fees were made illegal. According to a school district memo, the refund covers summer school fees paid in 2005 and 2006 as well as any paid after July 1, 2004, and the province has agreed to fund a portion of the settlement and administrative costs to a certain threshold,

with affected school districts paying the balance. “As the agreement is a legal document, we are not in a position at this time to share this privileged communication,” the memo states. But SD43’s assistant secretary treasurer, Chris Nicolls, said the amount of money involved is not expected to be significant or cause the district financial hardship. “We just don’t see it being a significant item that’s going to have the

impact that is going to cause us to have to take a deep breath and look at alternatives,”Nicolls said. The issue arrises after a Coquitlam mom, Debra Helem, started a class action suit mirroring one by Sarah Riazi against the Vancouver School Board. Both suits argued that if the fees were illegal in 2007, they were also illegal in preceding years (subject to the statute of limitations). Madam Justice Jane Dardi of the B.C. Supreme Court certi-

fied the Helem lawsuit as a class action last Friday and approved an agreement to settle both of the claims. Helem wasn’t available for comment before The Tri-City News’ deadline and the law firm Poyner Baxter LLP declined to comment. Under the settlement, parents who paid tuition for summer school remedial and graduation completion courses will be mailed a claim form allowing them to choose

either a 70% refund or a 100% credit toward tuition in other courses. A 25% legal fee will be deducted and paid to Poyner Baxter, which represented the plaintiffs. Parents have until the middle of February to make their claims and the school district is in the process of making a list of people who would have paid summer school fees and their last known address to contact them. In 2007, 3,000 students received refunds of be-

tween $25 and $600, depending on what courses they took and how many because of a 2006 court ruling prohibiting school fees. Education ministry spokesperson Scott Sutherland didn’t confirm how much the province will pay for the refunds but said some $14.6 million will be paid to school districts this year for about 48,000 school-aged students to take summer school or summer learning courses.

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Work or rest on Sundays? Concerns about construction noise on Sundays By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy NewS

Coquitlam city hall will look at how it can better control commercial construction on Sundays, especially with the amount of growth now happening in the municipality. City staff will review “best practices” of other Metro Vancouver communities to see how they handle commercial building on what is considered by some a day of rest. The move to rethink Coquitlam’s regulations came last week when Coun. Brent Asmundson, a B u r ke M o u n t a i n resident, called for the city’s noise bylaw to be changed to prevent tradespeople from working in the municipality on Sundays. He raised the alarm after his wife recently called the city to complain about loud music

COUN. BRENT ASMUNDSON coming from a nearby home under construction on a Sunday. Bylaw officers responded but they only told the workers to turn down the tunes. Asmundson said the issue is more than just noise as workers also park on the street and often leave a mess when they exit their job sites. “There has to be one day that we need a complete break,” Asmundson said. Th e n o i s e by l aw states: “No person in the city shall for profit or gain on a Sunday construct, erect, reconstruct, alter, repair or demolish any building or thing, or excavate or fill in land in

any manner which disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the neighbourhood or of persons in the vicinity.” In a nutshell, commercial construction on Sundays is allowed — as long as it is done quietly. At last Monday’s committee meeting, Jim McIntyre, Coquitlam’s general manager of planning, said the topic of Sunday construction is “sensitive” with development so active. Sunday construction may be unpleasant for residents but stopping it may also have a serious affect on builders, said Coun. Craig Hodge, also a Burke Mountain resident. The Urban Development Institute has no formal position on Sunday construction while the G r e a t e r Va n c o u ve r Homebuilders’ Association tells its members to adhere to municipal bylaws, according to a spokesperson. This week, city council approved the committee’s motion for a staff

report to examine the potential impacts of banning Sunday construction. Meanwhile, councilin-committee heard last Monday from a Burke Mountain homeowner about a crane beside his home that he says poses a safety risk. Robert Shore said the 65-foot-tall remote crane that was installed to build a reservoir on Harper Road is “intimidating” and “very much a concern” with fall winds starting. The crane is 24 feet from his property line and weighs 66,000 lb. Shore said he has stated his concerns to the city’s engineering department and little has been done to shorten or reposition it. And he recently learned the crane won’t be dismantled until Nov. 15 — a month later than expected. Mark Zaborniak, Coquitlam’s manager of design and construction, said he will meet with Shore and G&E Contracting Ltd., which is building the reservoir.

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Flashy trucks carry trash messages Looking for ideas to reduce the amount of trash you’re sending to the landfill? Look no further than a garbage truck in Port Coquitlam, where the city is rolling out vehicle graphics that showcase local residents and their waste-loss tips. Five graphics featuring con-

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Open house to discuss moorage in our harbour

The Burrard Inlet is federal property controlled by Port Metro Vancouver. For many years the City and Port Metro Vancouver have been dealing with abandoned vessels, transient liveaboards, and sunken vessels along our shoreline. In addition to being aesthetically displeasing, these unauthorized vessels can cause navigational concerns, environmental damage, and conflicts with recreational activities. Together with Port Metro Vancouver, the City is proposing a new strategy to provide fair, equitable and safe access to the inlet by way of a designated anchorage area. If you use Port Moody’s harbour for business or pleasure, or you enjoy the beautiful inlet views, we’d love to hear what you think about the proposed plan! Find out what the issues are and then share your thoughts at an open house: When: Monday, November 4, 2013 Time: 7 to 9pm Where: Old Orchard Hall, 646 Bentley Road If you can’t attend the open house, you can still tell us what you think. Visit our project page at to learn more about the proposed plan and leave your comments. Deadline for public input is Tuesday, November 12, 2013. 604.469.4500

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They were followed most closely by former city councillors Doug Macdonell at 2,109 (14.33%) and Barrie Lynch at 1,760 (11.96%). Taking the remainder of the votes, in order, were: Teri Towner, Vincent Wu, Ben Craig, Ben B.H. Kim (a Port Moody resident), Michael Bell, Kurt Zaporozan and Kevin Startin. Speaking from an election wrap party at Original Joe’s restaurant Saturday night, Wilson attributed his success to his campaign volunteers — and to knocking on 4,000 doors. “I fought so hard,” he said, “and I’m just so thankful for all the hard work that everybody did.” As for his next steps, Wilson said of his council duties, “I’ve got lots to learn and to catch up on.” Added Zarrillo, “I feel like the campaign went very well. There was a lot of door knocking and I got to talk to a lot of people. Now, I’ll be working for the citizens of Coquitlam who told me about their concerns and thoughts about the city.”

THE NUMBERS The unofficial results from the city’s website:

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websites to collect cash. On Monday, Wilson told The Tri-City News he and Zarrillo shared resources, which included hiring a camp a i g n c o - o rd i n at o r and a strategist, and relied on the expertise of Robinson and Fin Donnelly, the NDP MP for New WestminsterCoquitlam. He said the CUPE locals provided some money toward their campaigns. According to the city’s byelection website, just 8,036 of 87,064 of eligible voters cast ballots — and that 9.23% turnout was

a record for Coquitlam byelections. By comparison, in the 2010 byelection to replace Donnelly, the city recorded a 7.5% voter turnout (in a vote that included referendum questions on the ballot) and in a 2007 council byelection, just 4.9% of eligible voters filled out ballots. General civic elections have in recent years drawn about 20% voter turnout. The cost of this byelection isn’t yet known but the 2010 byelection cost Coquitlam taxpayers $142,000.

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Automated garbage pickup, like that in Port Moody (above) and Port Coquitlam for a number of years, is coming to Coquitlam starting in July 2014. less frequent service — plus the MMBC recycling component — will be spent on upgrades to recycling depots. Hodge suggested the city set up a one-stop shop to recycle items such as Styrofoam and batteries. “We have to make recycling easy,” he said. “If we make it easy, [residents] will do it.” Coun. Lou Sekora said homeowners won’t like the every-other-week

pickup for trash while Coun. Brent Asmundson said he wants to see more than four extra collections for larger quantities of trimmings in the spring and the fall. The city hired Smithrite Disposal in 2009 at a price of $5.1 million for the first year after a number of residents criticized the trash collection of the previous contractor, International Paper Industries.

Residents saw their bills soar from $160 per household to $240 in 2010. The following year, they rose again to $330. Last year, Coquitlam households paid $342 for garbage and recycling and this year $349. City spokesperson Kathleen Vincent said, under the new BFI contract, the city doesn’t yet know the final impact on utility rates.

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Not collecting recyclables will save Coquitlam about $1 million a year, city staff say. Besides collecting trash and organics from single-family homes in Coquitlam, BFI Canada will also be charged with: • collecting unlimited yard trimmings four times in the spring plus four more times in the fall; • removing and disposing waste from civic facilities and public litter bins; • collecting recyclables from the city’s two recycling depots; • and picking up large items up to four times a year (at the homeowner’s request). At Monday’s city council meeting, Steffanie Warriner, Coquitlam’s manager of environmental services, said the aim of the new program is to encourage residents to think about what they place in the trash. She cited the example of Port Moody, which from 2008 to 2011 saw 30% less garbage going to landfills after its collection system went automated and the city moved to a biweekly pickup. In 2011, Port Moody had a diversion rate of 75% while Coquitlam’s was around 55% — well below Metro Vancouver’s recommended target of 70%. The push to reduce the amount of garbage going to the landfill comes as Metro Vancouver eyes 2015 to ban organics from trash. Warriner also said the switch to BFI will help the city achieve its environmental targets as the Coquitlam company’s trucks will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Currently, Smithrite, which has the city collection contract, uses diesel to power its trucks. BFI will be purchasing new vehicles and equipment to service Coquitlam. Warriner said the city will budget $350,000 to help the public understand the new program. Before and after the rollout, there will be an outreach that will include community meetings and a temporary call centre. Mayor Richard Stewart said the timing of the new collection contract proved fortuitous for the city as MMBC gets ready for its May 14, 2014 start date. Coun. Craig Hodge said the changes will take some time to get used to. And he hopes any savings in the transition to an automated,

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“ We h a v e g o n e through our [investigation’ steps, we haven’t been able to identify him,”Chung said. Individuals recognizing the man and can call either Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2013-27013 or contact Crime Stoppers with an anonymous tip at 1-800-222-8477; online at or via Facebook (Metro Va n c o u v e r C r i m e Stoppers).

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Y Barnet Highway closure – Evergreen Project will implement a full closure of the section of Barnet Highway, between Ioco Road and Dewdney Trunk Road. This closure will occur over the Remembrance Day long weekend (November 8 to 12) and potentially the following weekend (November 15 to 18). A full closure of Barnet Highway, between Ioco Road and Dewdney Trunk Road, is part of an effort by the Evergreen Line Project to accommodate significant daytime traffic volumes during the week and reduce the amount of nighttime work required to build the framework of the station platform and guideway. See barnetclosure/131023_Bulletin-Closure-IocoDewdney.pdf for further information including detour map or contact Evergreen Project office.

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Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man allegedly involved in a theft last month at the Real Canadian Superstore at 3000 Lougheed Hwy. in Coquitlam. The incident took place the afternoon of Sept. 9 and involved a man who allegedly stole a large quantity of merchandise. When he was confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer, the man allegedly brandished a knife and threatened the officer before fleeing the scene. No one was hurt in the incident and it’s not known how much merchandise he managed to get away with but Cpl. Jamie Chung said police hope someone who knows the individual will


Y Cape Horn Neighbourhood Pavement Rehabilitation – Repaving of following streets: Baltic St, Warrick St (Cape Horn Ave to 97 Warrick St only), Denman Crt, Concord Ave and Hillside Ave by Columbia Bitulithic 604-521-8811. Work includes catch basins, asphalt removal and paving including asphalt curb construction. Traffic controls will Mercer Necklace $78, Mercer Hinged Bangle $62 be in place.

Mercer Necklace Mercer $78, Necklace Mercer $78, Mercer Bangle Hinged $62 Bangle $62 Y Harper Reservoir - North of Harper Road – New waterHinged reservoir construction continues by G & E Contracting Ltd. 1-855-656-3159. Traffic controls near area are in place. Y Lougheed Highway - north of Dewdney Trunk Road near Scott Creek Bridge – New City Centre Pump Station and connecting force main by Merletti Construction Ltd. 604-984-7594 ongoing for several months. Temporary south bound Lougheed Hwy lanes in area nearby expected. Traffic controls will be in place.

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Y Schoolhouse Street - Austin to Foster – New water line construction by City of Coquitlam Capital Construction crew with a target completion date of January 29, 2014. Work taking place Mon to Thu 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with temporary parking restrictions and lane closures involved. Traffic controls will be in place. Y Evergreen Line Project – to obtain up to date information, visit webpage; email or call 604-927-2080, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Drivers encouraged to use alternate routes while above work is underway. We appreciate your patience during construction. Please watch for work crews and equipment and obey all traffic control personnel and signs, including construction speed limits. Visit for details Engineering and Public Works Customer Service Line: 604-927-3500. Open 24 Hours/ 7 Days a week.

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A free interpreter will be provided to patients visiting doctors in the Tri-Cities as part of a new pilot project by the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice. The project is the first of its kind in Canada and will be funded in conjunction with the BC Medical Association and the Ministry of Health. “Open dialogue is vital to positive patient outcomes,” Dr. Patricia Gabriel said in a press release. “In many cases, patients with very limited English rely on a family member or friend to explain symptoms, which can be difficult if they involve sexual or mental health.” She added that often key information is not passed on, which can lead to misdiagnosis. “In an effort to avoid that, doctors might order extra tests that wouldn’t be needed if we could just communicate effectively with our patients,” Gabriel added. As part of the project, an interpreter will be made available over the phone, via access to the Provincial Language Service. It will not require patients to pre-book and the service will be available in more than 150 languages. Gabriel said she has noticed an increase in non-English speaking patients in her practice over the last few years. When other doctors in the region shared her concerns, the pilot project was launched. The pilot project will take place over the next few months and the impacts of the program will be assessed to determine the feasibility of continuing and expanding the service. For more information about the pilot project, go to home.

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Ioco bridge to close for 2 weekends for construction By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

A stretch of Barnet Highway between Ioco and Dewdney Trunk roads in Port Moody will be closed for two weekends in November. The closure is necessary as part of the construction of the Evergreen Line, with crews pushing a large concrete structure into position under the road adjacent to the Ioco bridge. “This structure will ultimately contain a portion of the station platform and guideway,” said a press release from the Evergreen Rapid Transit Project (EGRT) office. “In order to accomplish this push, the roadway must be temporarily closed as a portion of the roadway above will be removed.” The highway closure will take place on the

Evergreen Line work will force closure of the small bridge on Barnet Highway between Dewdney Trunk and Ioco roads. Remembrance Day long weekend (Nov. 8 to 12) and, potentially, the following weekend (Nov. 15 to 18). Two detour routes will be in effect for drivers for the duration of the closure and pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured to the Klahanie pedestrian bridge. A free shuttle for pedestrians will also be

available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and will travel from St. Johns Street to the Suter Brook area. Those who wish to use the shuttle can meet it on the north side of St. Johns Street east of Dewdney Trunk Road or to the west of Morrissey Road south of Murray Street. The shuttle will operate as a continuous service with


no set schedule. There will also be changes to transit service during the closure, details of which can be found at www.translink. ca. Nearby residents can expect to see construction activities, including the use of heavy machinery, road construction and material excavation 24 hours a day while work is under way. EGRT said every effort will be made to minimize noise. For more information go to or go to

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hat does it take to win a byelection in Coquitlam? Teamwork, organization and union endorsement. At least that’s the conclusion to be made with the election Saturday of Chris Wilson and Bonita Zarrillo, two relatively fresh faces who will now be facing a steep learning curve at the Coquitlam council table after sewing up their seats with substantial wins Saturday. Given the relatively flaccid debate and the lack of definitive issues, voter turnout was low (less than 10%) but Wilson and Zarrillo received substantial endorsement from NDP-affiliated politicians and voters, chalking up 26% and 18% of the vote respectively. Wilson has at least some profile, having run for the New Democrats in the last provincial election, and with his community work for KidSport. Zarrillo is the lesser known of the two but currently serves on her school parent advisory council and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s economic development committee. She certainly benefitted from the connection with Wilson and the two teamed up on mail-outs and used the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Although this wasn’t a replay of the recent provincial election, one can’t ignore the value of the New Westminster and District Labour Council (NWDLC) endorsement and the backing of some NDP stalwarts. MP Fin Donnelly and MLA Selina Robinson backed both candidates and the results were impressive. It’s not unusual for candidates to get either business or union backing, and politics in B.C. is usually defined by this polarization, but these byelection results show once again that groups with a stake in the outcome are for more involved in the democratic process than the average voter. Those who care vote; those who don’t stay home. While we would like it to be different, people don’t vote unless they think it will make a difference to their lives and many don’t see the connection between civic politics and their lives. For the most part, Coquitlam voters were happy to leave the decision-making to others and now they have no right to complain about the outcome.

Book outlines many perils of an ‘entitlement state’ BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA ith the B.C. and federal governments once again struggling to climb out of deep operating deficits, it’s a good time for the release of Mark Milke’s book Tax Me, I’m Canadian. An update of the same title published 12 years ago, the book retains the history of taxes in Canada, detailing how Canada’s tax system was initially built to mimic the United States’ system in the late 19th century. Beyond the history, it is mostly new material. Included are chapters on the global meltdown of 2009, the surge of pension liabilities as the baby boomers retire and the flawed logic behind the Occupy and Idle No More protests. Some readers will immediately note that Milke works for the Fraser Institute and was previously B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. But the book is not just


an argument for cutting taxes. It also dismantles persistent myths that income taxes are illegal and launches a broadside on what Milke calls“Canada’s corporate welfare carnival.” Many people will be able to identify some top names in the government subsidy game: Bombardier, General Motors, even poor old Rolls Royce Canada. Some will also be well aware that our supposedly tight-fisted Conservative federal government has continued to pour out“regional development”and other funds to every part of the country. But I did not know that Industry Canada grants were handed out to pizza parlours (including the remote, pizza-starved village of Kamloops), or to help open gas stations or convenience stores in Kelowna,Vernon and Chilliwack. Milke makes a useful point for B.C. about royalty rates for timber, natural gas and other resources. They are resource rents and if they are too high, the tenants will move out. Reducing them isn’t a subsidy, especially if it leads to big revenue gains as B.C.’s unconventional shale gas incentives have done.

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On the Occupy movement: The Now their wages are generally infamous “one per cent,” who in higher, and taxpayers have to Canada earn $250,000 a year or cover their personal pension You can comment on more, earned 10% of all income contributions (as a portion of any story you read at and paid 20% of all taxes in 2010. those wages) as well as the The bottom 73% of tax filers paid ployer contributions, plus the just 17% of all taxes, and about a “defined benefit”payout, which third paid no tax at all. has to be subsidized far beyond what the pension fund can support. On Idle No More: When Attawapiskat On the debt-financed welfare state, there are Chief Teresa Spence played to the Ottawa memorable observations, like this one:“For the media with her soup strike, former federal record, the generous Quebec welfare state and Liberal leader Bob Rae suggested a nearby its ostensibly more progressive model are paid diamond mine should share more revenue. for in part with the taxes of other Canadians; Milke omits the substantial support and emQuebec is merely the North American equivaployment that mine provides and glosses over lent of Greece.” the misguided blockades that disrupted that The recent B.C. political crisis over adoption and other job-creating enterprises. But he does of the harmonized sales tax showed that there detail the disastrous effects of passive resource is too much emotion and too little knowledge wealth bestowed on impoverished aboriginal about how taxes work. This book is a step tocommunities, and contrasts it with the success wards addressing that. stories of reserves that build their own enterTom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columprises through hard work. nist for Black Press and On public sector pensions: Milke notes that historically, public employees traded higher wages for better benefits and job security.

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Misinfo, yes, but solutions are available The Editor, Re. “Klahanie kerfuffle over Evergreen Line heights”, Oct. 25. The residents of the Klahanie development in Port Moody were misled by an erroneous map displayed in public meetings in fall 2010. The Evergreen Line project map indicated that the rapid transit line would be at-grade through central Port Moody. But artist’s renderings of the adjacent Moody Central and Ioco stations showed the rapid transit line on opposite sides of the West Coast Express track. Somewhere in between, the transit line had to overpass the railroad

track. Unfortunately, an omission on the map left out this devilish detail. This small error in the map left people with an incomplete and inaccurate understanding of the rapid transit line through central Port Moody. While it is too late to change the configuration of the transit track, as Mayor Mike Clay assured last week, measures can be taken to mitigate the impact of the elevated track on the adjacent Klahanie residents such as low sound baffle walls on the guideway’s parapet and wheel lubricators on the approach track’s curves in both directions. D.B. Wilson, Port Moody

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The Editor, The plot thickens and the mire gets deeper in the credibility of the Harper government. The moral compass of the Conservatives under Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in tatters. If the general public had paid attention over the last seven or eight years, they could have observed the constant obfuscation. Whenever questioned by members of Parliament or the media o n h ow t a x p aye r s ’ money was being spent, they were met with silence, evasion or personal smears. From the beginning, Prime Minister Harper talked about transparency and accountability but there has been none. But our deficit went up, a $13-billion surplus disappeared, billions of expenditures on projects went wrong and $3.5 billion disappeared into the ether never to be found. How can anyone believe the words of a prime minister who refused to come clean with the public on even minor issues? Now, as usual, he refuses to answer straight questions about the Duffy/Senate scandal and changes his stories almost daily. It’s time to oust these clowns as soon as we can. Rita Pollock, Coquitlam

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There is an opportunity to make a statement or present a written submission on these items to the Committee. You can attend this meeting in person, or send a submission in writing. If you plan on sending your feedback ahead of time, email it to clerks@portmoody. ca or fax it to 604.469.4550 by 12 noon on November 5, 2013. You may also submit any comments directly to Land Use Committee at their meeting on November 5. Find out more about these applications at the Development Services Department, City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. anytime between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can also reach us by phone at 604.469.4540. Tim Savoie, MCIP, General Manager of Development Services


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What do you think about the prospect of booze being sold in grocery stores in British Columbia?

selection inside or next to grocery stores. Nova Scotia also has government liquor stores located in grocery stores. When the B.C. consult atio n beg an in September, Yap noted that beer, wine and spirits are already sold in rural grocery stores. He was critical of the U.S. model, saying it could lead to increased health, safety and law enforcement problems from increased consumption. B.C.’s medical health officers have called for a freeze or reduction to the number of private retailers, a $3 minimum price for bar drinks and higher prices for drinks with





People want the convenience of buying alcoholic beverages in grocery stores, according to the B.C. government’s liquor policy review. more alcohol content to deter over-consumption. The Alliance of Beverage Licencees, representing pubs, bars and private liquor stores in B.C., isn’t happy with the idea. ABLE BC executive director Ian Baillie said the province already has more than 1,400 government and private liquor stores. “The government also needs to consider what the impact of allowing large grocery chains to sell liquor will be on the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of income that are provided by the current system,” Baillie said.

The City has received an application for a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) for the property located at 1160 Lansdowne Drive (Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship). The owner of this site has applied for a TUP to permit the operation of the Cold Wet Weather Mat Program by temporarily allowing the operation of an Emergency Shelter at the site for a maximum of 30 people. The program would be permitted to operate for a maximum of 31 consecutive days (i.e. one month) at a time and may operate for up to two non-consecutive months in the winter season (November to March). This TUP would be for a 24 month period (November 2013 - November 2015). Additional information related to this application, including a copy of the permit, may be inspected from Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to Monday, November 4, 2013 at the City’s Planning and Development Department, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Additional information concerning this application may also be obtained by contacting Steve Gauley, Senior Planner at 604-927-3486 or This application will come before Council for consideration at the Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 4, 2013. The Council Meeting, at which the application will be considered, starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2.

If you wish to provide input in writing please submit your comments to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways:


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Join us at Anmore Elementary School, located at 30 Elementary Road in Anmore, on November 6th and 21st to review proposed policy updates and provide your feedback to the Village.

Fax: to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015.

Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and potentially on our website as part of a future agenda package at

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The update will establish a long-term vision and supportive policy directions that will help guide Anmore in the future.

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A Calgary foundation is helping provide Tri-Cities and Langley youth with access to support and services. The Bonja Memorial Fund at the Calgary Foundation is providing more than $16,000 to Access Youth Outreach Services (Formerly known as PoCoMo Youth Services) to operate the Project Reach Out bus. “The Calgary Foundation has become a valued partner and supporter of Access and the youth we serve,” executive director Jerome Bouvier said in a press release.


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By Tom Fletcher The B.C. government’s liquor policy review has heard a “loud and clear” message that people want the convenience of buying alcoholic beverages in grocery stores, says the MLA in charge of the review. With a three-month consultation period ending Oct. 31, Richmond Steveston MLA John Yap said Tuesday that about 80 per cent of respondents want the extra convenience that is routine in U.S. grocery stores. But Yap is proposing a less convenient model, a “store within a store” that would have separate staff for alcohol purchases. He said the number of outlets could be restricted to the current level, with some existing private or public liquor stores moved into grocery stores. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario has announced a similar pilot project, with 10 “express” stores to offer limited

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Best of PM biz The best of Port Moody business was on display last week for the eighth annual Spike Business Awards. Nine awards were handed out at the Inlet Theatre on Oct. 24 to the winners selected from the more than 450 nominations received by the city’s economic development committee. And the winners are: • Gibson MMA won the Arts in Business award while Chomp Vegan Eatery picked up honourable mention. • The Street Appeal award went to Rocky Point Ice Cream, with Soko Tea House claiming honourable mention. • Healing Cedar Wellness earned top marks for Customer Service, with honourable mention going to Port Moody Auto and Air as well as Port Moody Travel.

• Chomp won t h e E nv i r o n m e n t a l Sustainability award and Around My House Consignment landed honourable mention. • The Technology and Innovation award went to Leading Edge Consulting, with O p t i m u m Fa m i l y Chiropractic given honourable mention. • Pajo’s at Rocky Point was named top Tourist Destination ahead of Chapandaz Restaurant. • Browns Socialhouse won Employer of Choice, with Thrifty Foods getting honourable mention. • The Home-based Business award went to Knight Shutter P h o t o g r a p hy , w i t h Kinderbooks garnering honourable mention. And City Green Solutions won the OneMinute Pitch competition.

A number of Tri-City residents are decorating their homes for Halloween. The following haunted houses are open to the public for viewing: • Vickie Ayers’ haunted house is located at 443 Draycott St., Coquitlam and is open daily through Halloween from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Entrance is by donation and there is candy for kids. The site is wheelchair accessible and if you bring your recyclables, she will add your bottles and cans to her fundraising bottle drive. Money raised goes to Variety — The Children’s Charity. • David Ciarniello’s display is located at 1838 Haversley Ave., Coquitlam and is open daily through Halloween from 6 to 9 p.m. Entrance is by donation and there is candy for children. Money raised goes to Variety. • Marlene Bilesky’s haunted house, also raising money for Variety, is located at 2988 Forestridge Pl., Coquitlam. Lights on nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. through Oct. 31. On Halloween, there will be live monsters on site. • Open on Halloween only (6 to 9 p.m.), Jay Shaw’s“haunted castle”is located at 3108 Starlight Way, Coquitlam (Ranch Park). The display is set up in the garage and yard of the home, takes about five minutes to walk through and is wheelchair assessable — and while it’s scary, the 10 actors who participate don’t scare small children. Cash donations will be accepted for the Autism Society of BC. More information: • Alexander Olynyk’s Sandyland Gardens, at 2980 Cape Crt., Coquitlam, features animated props, lights and fog machines, and is open on Halloween only. Donations will be collected for Eagle Ridge Hospital.

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THE BLIND BANSHEE By Mark Elliott, 17, Coquitlam

SCREAM By Elle McCleave, 14, Coquitlam

I wake up, hands tied and mouth gagged. I lie slumped in a foreign room with paint-peeled walls and a dreggy window that lets in twisted moonlight. My legs feel chafed, but for some reason they’re free. I should run, get away! But I don’t dare move. I’m not alone. She emerges from the doorway. I squint through cracked eyelids and see a velvet dress and skin pale like maggots. Dark, greasy hair grasps hungrily at the floor. I can’t see her face. She lumbers towards me, each movement a forced jolt. Suddenly her head snaps towards me. I shut my eyes for real now, so tight that it hurts, but I can still sense her unnerving stare: still hear her approach over the raspy floorboards. Creak. Creak. She’s close. Creak. Creak. She’s here. Thud! She collapses onto her knees. I break into a cold sweat. She’s looming over me. My skin crawls. A hand caresses my cheek and brushes gingerly over my eyelids. I want to scream, but... Drip. Something wet and hot falls on my face. Drip. There it is again. Drip. I can’t help my need to see. Slowly, I force my lids open, then stare in horror. Staring right back are two fathomless black and bleeding pits. She doesn’t have any eyes. Drip. I scream and rear my legs up, kick her in the chest. She falls in an awkward heap and shrieks an unholy wail. I get up and run out the doorway into a hall darker than night. “Which way do I go?” I panic. “Which way!?”

Thump, thump, thump, the sound of my sneakers striking on the pavement thundered in my ears. The cold autumn air nipped at my nose and I shivered, burrowing my hands in my pockets. It was late and way past my curfew, but I couldn’t move any faster. Up ahead, I noticed the large iron gates of the cemetery, looming tall under the light of the full moon. As I approached the graveyard, my feet slowed to a stop. I grasped two of the iron bars in my hands and peered through at the sepulchral monuments. If I cut through here I could make it back home in half the time, I thought to myself, my eyes adjusting in the dim lighting. I slowly moved the gate forward, expecting it to rattle loudly as the chain lock prevented me from pushing it open further, but the only sound was the breath of the wind and the quiet squeaking of the rusty old gate scraping over the pavement. The wind picked up, sending chills down my spine. The atmosphere of the cemetery had always been unnerving, but in the dark of night the feeling was even more off-putting. Fear began to crawl up my spine as I shuffled forward, my feet barely leaving the ground as I moved. I kept my eyes down, the tombstones passing quickly by on my left and right side. A crow squawked nearby, causing me to jump in my own skin and freeze. As I stood still, I noticed a shadow in the moonlight before me. A beautiful

An angry hissing behind me hastens my decision: left. I come to a rickety stairway, and the front entrance: freedom. I sprint down the steps like a madman, not stopping until I slam into the door. I fumble with the knob, twisting and turning, but it won’t work. I’m near to tears. I’m so close. So“RAAAAAH!!” The primal blare comes from behind me. I turn to see her at the top of the stairs. Her shoulders huff up and down in angry cadence. It suddenly dawns on me that she’s blind, yet still following me. Then I notice an open door across from me. I glance once more at her, then dash towards the apparent exit. She screams like a banshee and flies down the stairs to give chase. I don’t look back again. I fly blindly into a sepulchral gloom. “What now?” I think. Then suddenly I have my answer. Lights flicker on to reveal a small room with no exit. I’m trapped. And she’s here. Slowly she enters, locking the door behind her with finality. She smiles victorious. This close, I now notice her nails are bitten, long, and very sharp. For the first time, she speaks to me instead of screaming. Her voice is hoarse, and chilling.“What lovely eyes you must have,”she croons. Her fingers reach level with my gaze. “I wonder if they’d let me see…”Then, they plunge forward.

humming slipped into my mind like a lullaby. Lulled in by the melody, I felt my eyes growing tired as I raised my head to meet the eyes of my new companion. My gaze trailed over their bare feet and legs; pale and delicate, glowing in the moonlight like a clean sheet of paper. Whoever stood before me wore a white nightgown that danced just above their skinny ankles. Their arms were outstretched towards me, their long, slender fingers reaching for me, grasping the air as though I stood in its place. I stared at their throat, a lump forming in mine as I hesitated to look further. As though being forced to, my gaze locked with their fathomless black eyes. An eerie smile played on her lips and her long blonde, almost white hair flowed in the wind with an astonishing beauty. Her song’s volume increased sharply once our eyes met and her smile widened to reveal sharp teeth; the teeth of a vicious beast. Suddenly her face contorted and a shrill scream filled my head. She flung herself at me, hands closing around my neck and fangs sinking into the flesh of my cheek. Within seconds everything went black and the shrieking died away as I lay on the ground, the life draining from my limp body. 15-18 YEARS FINALISTS • 2nd: The Lake by Abigail Ileto • 3rd: Untitled by Miranda Wallace 11-14 YEARS FINALISTS • 2nd: Alone by Sydney Lynn • 3rd: Untitled by Clair Zhang







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ust in time for Halloween, we have three spooky reads for teens, two featuring ghosts — one funny, one scary — and a third in which souped-up voodoo dolls blow people’s limbs off. Strangely, that one is funny, too. In The Dead Kid Detective Agency by Evan Munday, 13-year-old October Schwartz makes friends with a group of spectral teenagers who hang around the cemetery in her new hometown, Sticksville. October lives next door but likes to sit amongst the tombstones, working on her horror novel.

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More scary story contest winners The Lake By abigail Leto, 17, Coquitlam In the darkness, her porcelain skin glowed like the moon above. Her whole body shivered as the cold air bit her skin. Intoxicated whoops and whistles came from behind, intermingling with the crackle of fire, as she walked barefoot along the wooden dock. She winced as another splinter pierced her sole. Stopping midway, she looked back towards the shore. Her lump of clothes remained untouched by her rowdy group of friends.The firelight cast unnerving, sinister shadows across their faces. “Keep going!”one said.

3rd, 15-18 years Untitled By Miranda Wallace, 16, Coquitlam It’s been seven hours. Seven hours since I got home from school, seven hours since I found my mom and dad dead on the floor of my bedroom. Seven hours I’ve pretended to be asleep. Because I saw it, the thing that killed them. I don’t know what it was, but I don’t think it knew I noticed it. So I’ve just kept very, very still, shut my eyes, and hoped that it’ll go away. It hasn’t, and the only

2nd, 11-14 years alone By Sydney Lynn, 14, Coquitlam You take in a shaky breath. In. Out. There are murmurs. Their words are indecipherable. Regardless, they never mean good things. There’s a higher, softer voice, and another that is darker and deeper.The latter sounds almost angry; the other cowers in comparison. In. The voices disappear sometimes, when the lights shine through windows and erase the shadows. In the dead of night, darkness takes over. The voices become the only things you hear, echoing around your skull. Out. Murmurs and mumbles

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“Take the rest off!”said another. Unconsciously, her arms crossed over her chest. Turning away from them, she continued forward. When she reached the edge of the dock, she looked down at her reflection. Blue eyes stared back at her from a white, sepulchral face, framed by long, light blonde hair. Her ghostlike image quivered on the water’s black surface when she suddenly caught a glint of silver. She reached for her necklace and started to unhook the clasp, but dropped her hands to her side instead, letting the silver key dangle from her neck. She let out a foggy breath while stepping back to gain some dis-

tance. Without warning, she broke into a sprint, taking a sharp breath before jumping into the water’s fathomless depths. When she broke the surface, the water’s silence drowned out the inebriated laughter. Her skin stung from the coldness. For a moment, she was still, her whole body suspended in water. She looked up, ready to shoot to the top, but suddenly, she couldn’t breathe. Something was tugging her necklace and constricting her throat. She gasped for air, feeling the water invade her lungs. She grabbed at her neck, desperately struggling to yank the chain off. As she kicked, she felt something

sting her legs. Looking down, she saw scarlet swirling up to her face. The taste of salt and blood rushed over her tongue. “We’ve been waiting for you,”said a voice. Razorsharp fingernails clawed at her legs, and a spidery finger traced her spine, sending electricity through her bones. Suddenly the chain was wrenched free from her neck, and she could breathe. She inhaled through her nose. Water entered, but there was no discomfort. Remembering the voice she’d heard, she spun in the water, searching for a face. Nothing. But she suddenly realized she could see. The black water was illumi-

nated by a bluish light emanating from her body. She looked down to inspect her legs, but in their place was what appeared to be a glowing, jellylike skirt, that resembled an upside down teacup, from which long, skinny tentacles streamed out like wisps of smoke. She stared in disbelief. A shriek came from behind, and she twisted to face a swarm of beings that transitioned from human to jellyfish at the hip. A door floated to the side with her key poking out of the lock. “Open it,”one hissed. Two others grabbed her arms, pulling her towards the door. Hesitantly, she turned the key.

thing I can think about is its fathomless eyes. Pure black, like something from a horror movie. The silence of the room is unnerving, and I can’t stand it. Maybe if I just look around quickly, I can figure out what to do next. But I’m too scared to open my eyes. I saw what it did to my mom and dad, and it was…I can’t let that happen to me too. I can’t. I have a test tomorrow, and homework, and things I need to worry about. Things I’m supposed to be worried about. Not some monster. I’ve been counting in my head to see how long it’s

been. But I’ve lost count. Eight hours? Nine? Ten? I’m starving and thirsty, and tired. But I can’t sleep, not now. I can’t let it realize I’ve been faking this whole time. I have to stay awake. Someone will notice the signs soon enough, right? They’ll come and help me? They have to. I have to believe that. I can hear it moving now. The room that was so quiet is now filled with a sepulchral, wet sound. I can hear it doing something to the walls. Writing something, or maybe painting something. I don’t know anymore. I don’t know anything. I’m

tempted to open my eyes to find out, but I have to continue the guise of sleep. How long has it been now? Twelve hours? More? I’ve lost track of time completely. Everything is gone except for the sound of my heart hammering in my chest. The thing has gone quiet again, has been for some time. I don’t want to think about what this means, or what’s happened. But maybe this means I could risk taking a peek at what’s on the wall? Maybe it won’t notice. If I’m going to die, which is becoming a more and more likely option,

then I have to at least try to escape. I’ll die fighting. I stay motionless for another few minutes, coming up with a plan. The front door is unlocked. If I can just get to there, it’ll work. I can get out and call for help. I move. I throw the covers off the bed, stumbling out and heading towards my bedroom door. I trip on a body, though, falling to the floor hard. I can hear it moving behind me, creeping closer. As I feel something cold wrap around my ankle, my eyes catch the wall, the message written in blood. I know you’re awake.

are filled with sepulchral tones, unnerving you right to your bones.Your body is awash with black fear; you can’t think about anything else. They will come for you, and you won’t see your parents’ shining faces. Ever. Again. In. It scares you so, so much. Out. A keening wail slices through the air, and your hands immediately cover your ears.You let out a whimper, and it takes everything in you to not start crying. Emily told you that you were way past the age of crying over things that go bump in the night. But she doesn’t understand. It’s the exact same thing every night.Your mere hands are no shield against the shrieks.

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then of course he had to die, of course. Dad dying also seemed to give Jess the courage to step up and become the parent once in a while. This was once in a while. “You can’t stop me, you’re not the boss of me”, I said, trying to keep my voice even. She glared harder.“Try me”, she growled. I glared harder too. I’ve never felt so much hatred for someone before. I promised to myself I wouldn’t back down, no matter how unnerving her stare was. The hatred boiled even worse, and I could feel the knot of emotion in my throat again. I hated her. Even if she is my sister, I still hated her. I wanted her gone. I wanted her dead.

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not breathing and you need to tell your lungs to breathe but it’s not working at all and then... air. In. The wailing stops suddenly, but your fathomless fear doesn’t.You want to run away, as fast and far as you can, but you know you wouldn’t last long out there. Out. It’s full of them, and you’ve heard whispers about what they do. They fill the air with poisonous gas, and they kill anything that doesn’t fit in. In. There’s nothing to hold onto; nothing to keep you from falling into the abyss. Out. In. Out. A door shuts with a quiet click. A man’s footsteps are soft as he walks over to a woman, who wears a somber expression.“So... anything you can do?” The man shook his head, sadness in his eyes.“I’m sorry; he’s unresponsive.”

Once I thought this in my head, time seemed to freeze. Jessica stopped breathing, but stood frozen on the floor. The room swirled with thick, black mist, and I couldn’t see anything. I couldn’t breathe. Then, as quick as it had appeared, it disappeared through a fathomless hole. The room looked the same the same as it had been, except that Jessica was on the floor, motionless… dead. I crept slowly towards her. Tears started to form in my eyes. What had I done? I stood above her, watching as each tear touched her turned to blood, her blood. I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing, so I just watched, flinching as each of them turned crimson red on


• PoCo Heritage Society hosts Rhymes of Times, 1-:30-11:30 p.m., Heritage at Leigh Square, 2100–2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo. This month’s reminiscing will focus on war stories. Share how war has affected your life or share your relatives’ stories. Group would also like to hear from war brides and people who immigrated to Canada to escape conflicts. Preregistration is required at or 604-927-8403. • AC Pionairs Club of the Tri-Cities meeting, 10 a.m., ABC Country Restaurant, 100 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam. Host: Margaret Popkey; speaker from BC Securities Commission. AC Pionairs are retired former employees from Air Canada who meet regularly in various places throughout B.C. and Canada.


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her skin. Suddenly, dad’s voice echoed through the room.“Is this what I taught you?”he asked, his voice sepulchral.“You only need to ask darling, just ask.”I looked up, and I could see him. Bloody and broken from the car accident, yet he was translucent. He was a ghost.“Don’t let her join me, not yet.”Then with that, He disappeared into black mist, but unlike last time, the mist lingered. So I stared at the mist, and barely audible through the tears, I whispered, “Bring her back daddy, please.”The mist got thicker until I couldn’t breathe again. I could only count my tears to measure how long it lasted. When it disappeared, Jessica coughed and looked around, then focused on me, still glaring. But it didn’t matter. She was alive.

• Coquitlam prostate cancer support and awareness group (PCCN Coquitlam) monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken, 604-936-2998. • Uganda Project quiz night, 7 p.m., in cafeteria at Douglas College’s David Lam campus, Coquitlam. Cost: $20 per person of $100 for a team of six); proceeds support literacy initiatives in Uganda and at home. Info & registration: or parryw@


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• St. John the Apostle Church fall bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the church hall, 2208 St. Johns St., Port Moody; baked goods, crafts, white elephant sale and soup and sandwich lunch and more, plus free parking. Info: 604-936-7762. Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo. Public invited to attend the meeting, learn about what society does and tour the hatchery. Info: or


• Coquitlam Gogos fundraising party, Rockin’ for Africa, 7:30–11:30 p.m., 825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam, with dancing to the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s tunes of the Chuck Gary Band, door prizes, snacks and a cash bar. Coquitlam Gogos raises money for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Tickets: $35, available by calling Linda, 604-931-2843 or emailing coquitlamgogos@ Info: www.

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s a math, computer science and art teacher, which included a stint in the 1970s in the Coquitlam school district, as well as a mother of two, Myda Schmidt had little time to dabble in her creative hobbies. So it wasn’t until she retired that the Port Moody resident could further her talents fulltime — not only in drawing and painting but in sewing and fibre arts. Over the past few years, Schmidt has taken an active role in the local arts scene, being a member of the exhibition committee at the Port Moody Arts Centre, presiding over the Suite E Life Drawing Group and displaying her work around the Tri-Cities and at the Federation of Canadian Artists’ gallery on Granville Island. And her paintings — three of which she’ll have for sale at this weekend’s Port Moody Art Association fall show, the largest display of the year in the TriCities of original art — are easy to pick out in a packed room. Her palette is bold and varied, and her subjects are simple but have a dream-like quality. Schmidt works from a photo, the image of which she has captures while on a nature walk or around her home. For example, her Dahlia Backs Are Beautiful — a large acrylic on masonite bursting with magentas, oranges and reds — was pictured in the garden of her home, which overlooks Port Moody Inlet. Her Nature Reclaims The Railway, showing fall leaves on the rail track, was also taken off Ioco Road while her still-life After The Opera — red shoes with a program and bonbons on a chair — was re-created in her living room. Schmidt said she takes time capturing her images on canvas, spending


Port Moody resident and Gleneagle secondary grad Deanna Fligg will show her bee artwork in her first solo exhibit. Her show can be seen at the PM Public Library.

All abuzz with Fligg’s bee art


Port Moody resident Myda Schmidt, the president of the Suite E Life Drawing Group, will have three acrylic paintings in the Port Moody Art Association’s 46th annual exhibition and sale, happening this weekend at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). The display is the largest original art show of the year in the Tri-Cities. Schmidt is photographed with Dahlia Backs Are Beautiful Too. about a month on each painting; she is aware buyers are making an investment and “they’ll have to look at it for a long, long time,”she said. Still, acrylic painting isn’t her only passion (recently, she took a workshop in oil painting) as much of her time is spent on Suite E programs and connecting with fellow art teachers.

She encourages high school students to join Suite E (with parental consent) to learn about the human form. She also sees post-secondary students — especially those in computerized animation — wanting to build their portfolios. As for the Port Moody Art Association display, of which Schmidt has participated every year

since joining the group six years ago, she said the public will get a chance to view the wide range of artistry, with more than 300 paintings from 70 member artists. “There’s something for everyone,”she said. • The Port Moody Art Association’s 46th annual exhibition and sale of original paintings will open Friday at 7:30


p.m. at the Port Moody rec complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Exhibiting artists, city councillors as well as Col. R.C. Moody (aka the Rev. David Spence) will attend the city centennial event. The show continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit for more.

Bumble- and honeybees will be all the buzz in a new art exhibit at Port Moody Public Library next month. PoMo resident and Gleneagle secondary grad Deanna Fligg will show paintings and photographs of bees in her first solo display. Fligg became fascinated with the insects last year after watching a 2009 documentary, titled Vanishing of the Bees, which blames their loss on a disorder called“colony collapse.” “After I had learned all of this information, I decided to complete a series of paintings just of bees,” Fligg told The Tri-City News last week. “I have focused on honeybees, bumblebees and other variety of bees, but the documentary is solely on honeybees. It is a ‘mustsee film’: Without our bees pollinating, we as humans are going to be

facing a huge change in our lifestyle.” For her new show, Fligg will have 20 pieces on the walls: eight acrylic on canvas paintings (created within the last year) and 12 photos (snapped over the past seven years). And she plans to add to the series over the next few years. Fligg, who has a fine arts certificate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a management certificate in interior design from BCIT and a floral design certificate from the Maureen Sullivan Floral Design School, said she gained inspiration for her art from her teachers — including Jerry Pietrasko at Gleneagle secondary — as well as her family. “They always encouraged me to be myself,”she said.

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Young composer at play By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News

A Coquitlam composer is about to present several original works in three separate classical music concerts next month. And while that would seem extraordinary on its own, it’s notable as well that the musician is a 16-year-old girl who is yet to graduate. Gene Emerson has been a prolific writer over the last year, creating at least seven new pieces, which she will showcase at three concerts (Nov. 2 in Vancouver, and Nov. 16 and 29 in Coquitlam) along with members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Emerson, a Heritage Woods secondary student, has been playing piano since she was four years old and has composed music since she was eight. She said she draws inspiration from “different things around the world” including the recent awarding of a Novel Peace Prize to Canadian short story writer Alice Munro. When she heard about Munro’s win, she stayed up half the night penning a piece for her, which will be presented at one of the concerts. Emerson admitted it’s difficult to find time during the school year to write music but she was able to work alone this summer on her pieces, which can take from a few weeks to a few months to create. She works them out on piano and programs the notes in the computer software that prints out sheet music for the other musicians to play along side her. Joining her for the concerts will be Zoltan Rozsnyai (cello), Jeanette Bernal-Singh (violin) and Reg Quiring (viola) with clarinet player Gene Ramsbottom joining her for her original com duet: Suite D’Insecte. Emerson said she is looking for-



Gene Emerson will feature three of her compositions next month. ward to the two pre-concerts with the final concert happening on Nov. 29 at Evergreen Cultural Centre. “I’m not nervous because I’m really used to playing my music. When I play in front of crowds I get so involved in playing my music that it doesn’t matter if people are there or not.” Last year, Emerson presented her pieces at a Unicef benefit concert at her Heritage Woods high school to much acclaim. Emerson also plays her pieces on herYouTube channel. • Tickets are $15 to $25 for the Evergreen Cultural Centre concert on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. The box office is 604-927-6555 The two pre-concert recitals are free: Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Tom Lee Music in Vancouver and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Tom Lee Music (104-2635 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam). Meanwhile, Emerson has also written an autobiography that describes her work at

Above: Violinist Joan Blackman who will perform with Sarah Hagen next Wednesday; left, PSWE members rehearse for their show at Coquitlam’s ECC on Sunday afternoon.

Classical music at Evergreen By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

The sounds of classical music will be coming from Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre next week at a morning and an afternoon concert. On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble (PSWE) will open its season at ECC with American Masterworks under the baton of Dr. Gerald King, director of the school of music at the University of Victoria. “There’s so much repertoire that one can choose from,” said PSWE musical director David Branter, who noted the group will dabble with new and old pieces from the American catalogue. Sunday’s program includes John Barnes Chance’s Variations on a Korean Folk Song — “a great

work that inspired people like me, and others in the ensemble, to become musicians,” Branter said — as well as Festival Variations by Claude T. Smith and Symphonic Dances from the West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein. And next Wednesday, pianist Sarah Hagen will host her second Musical Mornings show at ECC with a recital with violinist Joan Blackman, the associate concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. It will be the first time the pair has performed on the same stage. The duo will play Mozart’s Violin Sonata in B-flat major, K454; Debussy’s Violin Sonata in G-minor L140; and Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10, Opus 96 in G-major. The latter work (aka The Cockcrow) was Hagen’s choice

— a piece Blackman had never tackled. “It really surprised me,” Blackman said, “because it’s so much different from his Kreutzer Sonata. It’s an overview of his life and is very calm from the beginning.” Blackman, who is also part of the American String Project, will play with Hagen again in February for a show at the West Point Grey United Church with Vetta Chamber Music and Recital Society, of which Blackman is the artistic director. Their Coquitlam concert at 10 a.m. starts with coffee, tea and baked goods. • Tickets for the PSWE production on Sunday, Nov. 3 are $20/$15/$12 while Musical Mornings with Sarah Hagen on Wednesday, Nov. 6 are $20.

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Matinee added Another show has been added for the Arts Club Theatre production of Boeing-Boeing in Coquitlam. The sold-out performances forced the company and the Evergreen Cultural Centre to include another date: Friday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Call 604927-6555 or visit for tickets.


Six second-year Douglas College theatre students — including Heather Wyborn of Coquitlam — will star in drama Steel Magnolias next month. The play will run at the Studio Theatre at the college (700 Royal Ave., New Westminster) from Nov. 1 to 9. Tickets are available by calling the Massey Theatre at 604-5215050. UTDOOR LIVING


Several “triple threats” from the Tri-Cities will appear in a benefit concert on Sunday M Footlight for the Theatre Society. Th e B u r n a by company decided not to produce a fall musical but, rather, focus on rebuilding its base for next year, said b o a rd m e m b e r Jane Wace. The Nov. 3 show, c a l l e d Fr i e n d s of Footlight, at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby will feature company alumni including Port Moody’s Julia MacLean, Jillian and Joanne Perkins, Jeffrey Wa l l a c e and Alyssya and Ciana Swales and, from Coquitlam, Jennifer Gillis, who made the Top 7 in last year’s CBC-TV reality show Over the Rainbow. Visit

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Gleneagle secondary student Jennifer Gillis (pictured in her Over the Rainbow costume) will be the guest performer at the Maple Leaf Singers’ production of Ooh’s and Oz at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody on Friday. The 50-voice choir was founded by the grandparents of Gillis. For tickets, visit

Tri-City residents are being asked to send “messages from the heart” to Alberta school children evacuated from their High River homes earlier this year. Port Coquitlam art activist and teacher Diane Moran wants to mail at least 500 letters to the elementary students at Holy Spirit Academy, who she said are now taking classes in a community centre following the June floods. “They have lost everything,” Moran said, noting many teachers, students and staff are living in trailers or temporary shelters. To date, Moran’s Hi Art with Heart project is being undertaken locally by students at PoCo’s Kwayquitlum middle and Riverside secondary. They will be asked to sign their name to the message and, on the back of the paper, draw or paint an image that will brighten the day of a Holy Spirit student. The message reads: “When your world is upside down, turn this page around to see some-


An example of Hi Art with Heart, a collage of Leigh Square Community Art Village created by Diane Moran. thing of beauty. We hope you know you’re not alone, nor will you ever be. Because you have folks from afar who say, ‘We hope tomorrow is a better day.’” The public is also invited to take part. Message sheets are available for pick up and drop off at The Outlet at Leigh Square

Community Arts Village (behind PoCo city hall); Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., PoCo); TriCity Printing (2559 Shaughnessy St., Coquitlam) and Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr., c/o Kristin Tracey). Groups or schools wanting a drop off can email The deadline for submissions is Nov. 23. The project is open to “anybody who wants to make a difference in someone’s life,” Moran said. “It shows that someone is thinking about them and is taking the time to recognize they are in a difficult situation.” Moran is no stranger to humanitarian art projects. With Terry Fox secondary and Westwood elementary schools, she donated more than 50 handpainted banners and raised cash and books for a Brooklyn school hit by Hurricane Sandy; she was also involved in a similar project for the New Orleans victims of Hurricane Katrina.



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VISUAL ART NEWS The Evergreen Port Moody Public Art Project

This is the first visual result of a collaboration between the Evergreen Project team & the Port Moody Public Art Liaison Committee. This colourful & whimsical mural, is 8ft high by 448ft long, making it one of the longest continuous art pieces in British Columbia, if not Canada. See it at the west end of Clarke Street or at

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Keith Rice Jones, Working The Edge. A Ceramic Journey, November 14 - January 9, 2014. Opening Reception - November 17, 4 - 6PM. The Artist will give a presentation at the Opening Reception. 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam., 604-927-6555.

Le Grand Voyage. November 8, 7:30PM. Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure of his father: arrival in Mecca, both Reda & his father are not the characters they were at the start of the movie. Avoiding the hackneyed theme of the return to the homeland, the film uses the departure to renew a connection between. Drama 108 min., Rating: UR, France / Morocco Language: Arabic / French / others, Awards: 2 awards 4 nominations. Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, 604-469-4722,

10th Annual Photomotion

November 16, 2PM & 7PM. Featuring a selection of juried audio-visual presentations approximately 3 to 4 minutes in duration, the show includes commentary, refreshments, door prizes & an opportunity to meet many of the contributing photographers. Expect our anniversary show to be something special! Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody. 604-929-7860, Tickets $15.

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Sudden Death Improv & Late Night Variety Shows. Friday & Saturday Night, 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show / Late Night Show 10PM, 201-2550 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam. 778-285-0109,

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Positively Petite Miniature Exhibition, November 14 - December 20, Opening Reception - November 14, 7PM. Multiple media by local emerging artists. Still life in Vancouver, photography by Marina Crawford in the Mezzanine Gallery. Botticelli Remix / Voyage Allégorique, oil on wood by Danaca Ackerson in the Upper Atrium Gallery. 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam., 604-664-1636.

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Upcoming Exhibition Main Gallery TBA, Opening Reception - November 14, 6 - 8PM. November 14 - December 22. 3D Gallery: Blackberry Artist’s Society, “Christmas Marketplace”, Mixed Media. 2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody,, 604-931-2008.

Veronica Ren presents Gene Emerson, A Night of Original Music, with Jeanette Bernal-Singh, Zoltan Rozsnyai, Reg Quiring & Gene Ramsbottom, November 29, 8PM. A concert of new classically-inspired music composed by 16-year-old Coquitlam musician Gene Emerson, Tickets $25, $15. 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam., 604-927-6555.

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Green Grows the Holly, November 30, 7:30 PM. Tis the season! Harpist Rebecca Blair and musical friends will help get you into the holiday spirit with a feast of seasonal songs & carols from many lands. Let their enchanted music and stories, both old and new, warm your heart with the spirit of Christmas. Tickets Seniors / Students $13 / Adults $15. 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam., 604-664-1636.

Faculty Concert: Global Classics November 16, 7:30PM. Featuring Johanna Hauser & musical guests. Classical music goes global in a concert featuring two trios for clarinet, violin & piano. Tibetan Dance by Bright Sheng is based on the music of China’s Quinghai province while Aram Khachaturian’s Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano was inspired by the folk music of Ubekistan. 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam., 604-664-1636.

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Presents Fred Penner. November 17, Family Concert: 2PM (45 min) / All Ages Concert: 7PM (90 min). With twelve seasons on the hit CBC series Fred Penner’s Place, twelve children’s albums, two Junos & four Parents’ Choice Awards, the “Canadian Minister of Positivity” (Los Angeles Parent) now has a loyal following that spans several generations. 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam., 604-927-6555.

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Join us on Saturday, November 23, 1:00-3:30PM. Decorate beautiful Christmas ornaments for our tree & yours. All supplies provided. Pre-registration required. Call the museum at 604-516-6151 to register or email us at 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam.

Place Maillardville Community Centre Lantern Making Workshop November 30, 1:30-3:30PM. In partnership with Place des Arts, FREE! 1200 Cartier Ave., Maillardville Coquitlam. 604-933-6166; Calendar compiled by ArtsConnect 604-931-8255

See our Arts and Entertainment section every Wednesday for more exciting ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

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Express unable to hold onto leads By Dan Ebenal The Tri-CiTy News

The third period hasn’t been kind to the Coquitlam Express. The Express watched thirdperiod leads slip away as they dropped a pair of home games over the weekend. Kurt Black and Ben Butcher scored in the third period to lift the Chilliwack Chiefs past the Express 4-3 on Sunday. Reid Simmonds scored his second of the game in the final minute Friday night to help the West Kelowna Warriors skate away with a 4-3 win. The loss drops Coquitlam’s record to 8-8-0-2. “Friday and Sunday we thought we outplayed the opponent, we just didn’t score more goals. Both games they came back in the third and we just need to be better defensively,” said Express head coach Barry Wolff. The Express had plenty of spark heading into Sunday’s game, jumping out to a quick two-goal lead after Corey Mackin and Jace Hennig combined for a pair. But Quentin McShane re-

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Coquitlam’s Canon Pieper tries to go around Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Kiefer McNaughton in the Express’ 4-3 loss to the visiting Chiefs Sunday afternoon. plied shorthanded to pull the Chiefs within one despite being outshot in the first 20-9. “We got two goals

but there were so many chances we should have been up 4-0 or 5-0. We could feel it was going to come back and sting us,”

said Wolff. Joey Santucci scored in the second to restore Coquitlam’s two-goal lead but Jaret Babych

brought the Chiefs back within one before the end of the period. Gordie Defiel made 23 saves for the Express, who outshot

Chilliwack 52-27. “When we needed a big save we didn’t get it,” said Wolff. “At the end of the day we’ve always

talked about playing 60 minutes and we just haven’t got to that point. We just need to be better, more committed to our systems and just being smarter in certain situations.” Zach Hodder, Canon Pieper and Bo Pieper provided the scoring is Friday’s loss to the Warriors. Daniell Lange’s two goals were the lone bright spot in a 12-2 drubbing at the hands of the Langley Rivermen Thursday night. “It was just one of those games where we couldn’t get a bounce. They would shoot and it would hit a shin pad or a stick and end up right on their tape with an empty tape. And then the flood gates just opened,” said Wolff. The Express only play once this weekend, hosting the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Friday at 7 p.m. “We’ve had a real tough stretch for the past few weeks and the guys are probably a little worn out. It’s going to be good for us to get some rest and just get refocused,” said Wolff.

Ravens and Cents rebound

A week after suffering their first loss of the season the Terry Fox Ravens returned the favour Friday night. The Ravens knocked off Lord Tweedsmuir 21-10 to hand the No. 2-ranked Panthers their first loss this year. After missing the past two weeks with injury, Mike West returned with a vengeance to make an impact on both sides of the ball. West carried 13 times for 66 yards, including a 24-yard burst for a touchdown. West also had eight tackles and a sack to pace the Ravens defence that shut down the Panthers in the second half, allowing just 50 yards and

two first downs. Quarterback Conner M c Ke e ra l l i e d t h e Ravens from a 10-7 halftime deficit, hitting Adrial Sellers for a sixyard touchdown. McKee put the finishing touches on the day by scoring on a 14-yard keeper in the final minutes. McKee was 10-of16 for 92 yards while rushing for another 55 yards. Jordan Seney forced a fumble and collected five tackles, while Jason Shamatutu recorded nine tackles and knocked down a pair of passes. Isaiah Stevens had eight tackles and a sack. The Ravens will be in Kelowna Friday to take on the Owls.

J.P. Kalambay ran wild over the Rutland Voodoo to lift the Centennial Centaurs to a 44-28 win in Kelowna’s Apple Bowl Friday. Kalambay racked up 266 yards on 12 carries while rumbling for a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Nick Okamoto connected with a pair of touchdown strikes to Jordan Kennedy, who finished with 62 yards receiving and also took a kick off 75 yards to the house. “Offensively, Kalambay was able to show his patience in finding the lanes and he ‘knifed it’ at the opportune times while Okamoto was able to spread the ball out ef-

fectively in the air,” said Centaurs head coach Simon Quinto. “On defence, we still gave up a lot of yards on the ground but was able to keep them out of the end zone after allowing (a touchdown) on their first drive in the first half.” Isiah Stewart led the defence with four tackles and six assists, while Jay Broderick and Jordan Lund each came away with an interception. “It was a good game to have after having the two losses in a row,” said Quinto, who hopes to build on the effort when the Centaurs head to Surrey Friday to tackle Lord Tweedsmuir.

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Terry Fox’s Jason Shamatutu wraps up the Lord Twedsmuir Panther ball carrier in the Ravens’ 21-10 win Friday night.


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Riverside hosting tourney Riverside secondary plays host to the 14th annual Coquitlam RCMP Red Serge Classic Senior Girls volleyball tournament this weekend. Some of the top teams in the province will again be making their way to Riverside secondary for the tournament that runs Friday and Saturday. The No. 1-ranked A A A A s q u a d f ro m South Delta will top the field that also includes No. 2-ranked South Kamloops, No. 3 H a n d swo r t h a n d No. 5 Earl Marriott. Teams from Kelowna, Pacific Academy, Lord Tweedsmuir, Pinetree, Penticton and the host Riverside squad round out the field. The competition begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday with the championship final set for 5:45 p.m. Saturday. FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice In the October 25 flyer, page 4, the promotion "Get up to $96 in programming credits with Shaw Direct" was printed in error and unfortunately is not applicable to the Shaw Dual Tuner HD-PVR Cable Box and Shaw Single Tuner HD Box (Web Codes: 10230113, 10238203). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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Celebrating 100 years of our Community

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A Coquitlam Metro Ford Sparta player dribbles past his Surrey United TC East opponent in BCSPL U17 soccer action.

Clerc among nation’s top student athletes Coquitlam’s Paul Clerc has been named a CIS Academic Top 8 All-Canadian. Clerc, a defender with the UBC Thunderbirds soccer team, was selected as the top male student athlete with the Canada West Universities Athletic Association and will be among the group of eight honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa later this fall. Clerc was a first-team Canada West all-star in 2012, his third season with UBC. Since joining the T-Birds, Clerc has helped them capture a pair of Canada West banners, a CIS silver medal along with their record 12th national title a year ago. Last summer, he was selected to represent Canada at the Universiade in Kazan, Russia. A three-time CIS Academic All-Canadian in kinesiology, Clerc maintained an 84.5%average in 2012-13. “We’re thrilled for Paul. It’s quite an honour and achievement to be recognized as a top student-athlete out of a very strong conference,”said UBC head coach Mike Mosher. “Since Paul’s come to our program, he’s just gotten better and better on the field. His academic performance has been extremely consistent and strong. He’s got a terrific future ahead of him.” Clerc has been a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the UBC Aquatic Centre for the past three years. In 2013, he also held a volunteer position with the Healthy Heart Program at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and was a personal trainer at the UBC Bodyworks Fitness Centre.

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November 2013

Chamber News

Adjust Business Taxes in the Tri-Cities Recently there has been a lot of chatter about the business tax rates in the Tri-Cities. At a recent budget meeting, a business group argued loudly for Coquitlam to take action to lower the business tax rate. While both Coquitlam and Port Moody are amongst the highest in terms of the disparity between commercial and residential property tax rates, Coquitlam has at least taken some steps to reducing this difference by shifting the tax rate each year, a practice that should continue. Port Moody is slightly handcuffed by a relatively small business tax base. Meanwhile, Port Coquitlam has positioned itself in the middle of the pack in the Metro Vancouver region, perhaps because of commercial and industrial land development within their boundaries. The Chamber of Commerce encourages all of our cities to take steps to provide strong fiscal management of our tax dollars. This starts at the budget process, reviewing trend, expenses and doing what every household and business has done over the past few years - looking to control expenses. We do not support selecting and picking on specific staff salaries, nor do we believe that the rhetoric surrounding council expenses at conferences has a dramatic impact on property taxes. We do believe that prudent fiscal management is at the base of all budget and tax discussions. Why is it important that the Business Tax rate be competitive with other communities? We want to attract and retain businesses. They provide good paying jobs that are close to home for local residents. This addresses some of the transportation challenges which have long been a problem in our region. Businesses that are thriving and successful are more likely to give back to community. They sponsor community events, the arts, minor sports, and etcetera - all things that are the part of fabric of a healthy community. And, when we have a strong local business community, the goods and services you and I rely on can be found close to home, rather than having to travel outside of our community to obtain them. Now, there are other things that the Cities can do to help businesses succeed. They can work to cut red tape; we know that local governments are working on making business operations easier within their respective municipalities. They can also look at other areas of their budget where they may be able to save money. The Chamber will continue to call on all of our cities to look internally for the operational savings or spending controls necessary to address this challenge. We must continue

to make adjustments to the business tax rate so that our cities are competitive with the rest of the region. It’s all part of building strong vibrant communities. After all, strong business means strong community. We look forward to the opportunity to engage our civic leaders in these discussions.


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November 2013

Chamber News

Restaurant of the Month

Orrange Kitchen & Bar

In March 2013, Brian Orrange (yes, with two ‘r’s!), David Nickel and Jesse Harris teamed up to bring you Orrange – a one of a kind restaurant and bar set in the heart of the Port Coquitlam community. With 75 years of combined experience amongst the management team, their knowledge and passion of the restaurant and hospitality industry is second-to-none. The Orrange philosophy emphasizes a balance between having fun in the workplace and taking pride in what they do. You can see this in the unique food and drinks on the menu, all boasting a twist on the original and executed to perfection. No matter what your taste, rest assured they’ve got something to suit your palate. Try the Backyard Cheese Burger (throw a little pulled pork on it for a creative twist ) with a Turfin’ Caesar – think of your regular Caesar… with a side of beef jerky! Begging for brunch? They do that, too! Fill up on the Canucks Scramble and wash it down with a delicious mimosa. It’s the perfect way to kick-off your

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sunday or holiday. At Orrange, you can also host meetings and special events in the upper, private area of the space. The staff will make sure you’re taken care of and your event goes off without a hitch. They’ll get you to kick back, relax and will make you feel at home. Whether you’re looking for a place to watch the game, somewhere to enjoy an evening out, or a casual brunch spot to follow your night out, the Orrange team welcomes you with open arms! Enter to win dinner for two at Orrange with our restaurant of the month contest. To enter, visit www.tricitieschamber. com/pages/RestaurantoftheMonth1.

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Annual General Meeting

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November 2013

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Who: Port Moody Arts Centre What: We offer first class arts education and gallery exhibitions to residents of the Tri Cities. Where: 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody In the mid-nineties, the old City Hall was left vacant for use as an arts venue. Port Moody Arts Centre Society formed to manage the building, opening it up as gallery and exhibition space, studios and meeting rooms for the city. The society celebrated its 15-year anniversary this year. Arts programs and classes are our most popular services. We offer over 300 classes every year for children and adults, beginner and expert, in visual arts, ceramics, theatre and animation, all taught by professionals with years of experience. Our music lessons in piano, woodwind, voice, violin and guitar are very popular. Each year we present several signature Port Moody events, including PoMo ArtsFest (formerly Port Moody Festival of the Arts) alternating each February with the Wearable Art Awards. In

addition, we coordinate a summer Youth Arts Festival showcasing local talent. We also run the sell-out Girls Night Out fundraiser and co-host a twice-yearly Best of BC Wines Uncorked wine tasting with West Coast Wine Education. Our mission is to inspire creativity in the community; one of our favourite moments is the annual student exhibition, when all the inspiration and creativity is on display for everyone to see. Our mission is to inspire creativity in the community and our goal for the next five years is to grow. Right now we’re raising funds to move a heritage building, the Centennial Appleyard House, and connect it to the Arts Centre with a purpose-built atrium. This will add muchneeded studios and exhibition space for our growing community. Many folks don’t realize where we are – the old City Hall, 2425 St John’s Street. Come and see for yourself how much we have to offer!

Who: Big River Restaurant What: A friendly restaurant and tap house perfect for a bite after bowling, a casual dinner or your next gathering. Where: Next to The Zone Bowling, #15-228 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam Big River Restaurant and Tap House teams up with The Zone Bowling Centre and “Fraser Mills Conference Room” to bring you Coquitlam’s family-friendly, state-of-the-art entertainment centre! We are a fantastic party venue where you can have a sit down meal in Big River or a Christmas luncheon in our conference room. What makes us unique is guests can enjoy food and beverage out on the lanes while they bowl and, for the older crowd, enjoy fresh craft beer from our brewery, Big River Brewing Company. Big River is renowned for serving fresh craft beer from our brewery. Attend one of our great Cask nights or just pull up a stool to watch the game. Year round, The Zone hosts bowling parties with full food and beverage service from Big

River. All of your Big River favourites can be enjoyed out on the lanes while you bowl. Bookings for Staff Holiday Parties are coming in quickly as this time of year and we look forward to the good times had by all at these functions. For the younger crowd, Kids love our Birthday Bowling packages and parents love that their children are in a safe environment. Our newly renovated Fraser Mills Conference Room is booking quickly for Holiday Parties, Presentations and Seminars. The room features state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and catering options. Contact Kerri Krause, Big River’s highly trained and professional event coordinator, at to help make your event a huge success.

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River. All of your Big River favourites can3 be enjoyed out on the lanes while you bowl. Bookings for Staff Holiday Parties are coming in quickly as this time of year and we look forward to the good times had by all at these functions. For the younger crowd, Kids love our Birthday Bowling packages and parents love that their children are in a safe environment. Our newly renovated Fraser Mills Conference Room is booking quickly for Holiday Parties, Presentations and Seminars. The room features state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and catering options. Contact Kerri Krause, Big River’s highly trained and professional event coordinator, at to help Bowling make your event a huge at The Zone with our speaker, Mike Poznanski of BTM 1 success. Lawyers, post business-law seminar.


Big Restaurant Thanks to Della and Adrian of FortisBC for their talk on energy 2 River #15-228 effiSchoolhouse ciency, and Street for giving away this great Energy Saving Kit. Coquitlam, BC. V3K 6V7 3 An animated talk on economics from Bob Gorman of TD Wealth kicked off our Small Business Week 2013. skies and a park bench at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam on a 4 Sunny beautiful fall day.


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October 30, 2013 edition of the The Tri-City News