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Pitt River middle school students, including (from left) Divya Muniyappan, Grade 7, Tiana Brennan, Grade 6, and Caleb Mills, Grade 7, are calling on the citizens of Port Coquitlam to contribute a toonie to a fundraising drive next week with funds going to the Red Cross in support of victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. To see where and when you can donate, see article on page 14.

Heavy metal haul in PoMo By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Port Moody Police Department is searching for suspects after a massive metal theft earlier this month at a business in the 2600-block of Murray Street. More than $40,000 worth of metal was taken from a large shipping container, including 200 sheets of five-by-12-foot aluminum valued at $200 per piece and at least 20 four-by-eight sheets of stainless steel. “That is a substantial amount of metal,” said Port Moody Police Department Const. Luke van Winkel. “Because there is so much money to be made, there are a lot of people who do this for a living.” see THEY LIKELY, page 4

iPads helping youths A Coquitlam middle school is piloting use of iPads to help kids learn: page 3

Todd applauds feds’ new cyberbully law Law would have been a weapon in Amanda’s case By Neil Corbett BLACK PRESS

Cyberbullies are the target of new legislation announced Wednesday by the federal government, and prominent in the discussion in Ottawa was the case of Amanda Todd.

The Port Coquitlam teen took her own life in October 2012 at the age of 15, leaving behind a video message on YouTube explaining how she was tormented by her peers online. Todd had transferred between high schools in Maple Ridge and Coquitlam during her ordeal. C a r o l To d d , h e r mother, was in Ottawa for Wednesday’s announcement and said she was “really pleased”

with the new law. “It’s about time some legislation came into place,” she said from Ontario. “To have it be federal, instead of just provincial, is huge.” The changes to the country’s Criminal Code will ban the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, empower the courts to order the removal of such images from the internet. see MORE, page 7

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Pilot project uses iPads in helping students learn

Watch out for cheque fraud: RCMP

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By Gary McKenna

EDUCATION: iPad evening, including demonstrations, on Nov. 28 in Coquitlam

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to watch videos. To help parents get more value from the device, SD43 is hosting an iPad evening on Thursday, Nov. 28 and students in her class will be demonstrating the technology. The workshop will provide an overview of the accessibility tools that are part of an iPad and why they are effective. The evening session will conclude with a question-and-answer session. Questions will be shared using a free app called Socrative Student and parents are encouraged to download it before the event if they wish to participate. The workshop takes place at Como Lake middle school on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To register, email Brenda Peebles at bpeebles@ sd43.bc.ca or call 604936-1451.

Coquitlam Mounties are searching for a suspect who has been talking people into cashing fraudulent cheques for him in the North Road area. According to police, the scam works like this: The suspect approaches people and tells them he is desperate to buy diapers. He persuades the victim to cash a cheque into their bank account through an automated bank machine and withdraw the cash for him. The amounts run from between $50 to several hundred dollars and the victim later gets a call from the bank notifying them the cheque was fraudulent. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said so far, three people have come forwarded saying they were scammed and more are likely to have been victimized. Police are warning the public to be vigilant and wary of anyone who is asking people to cash cheques on their behalf. “If you try enough people, some are going to fall for it,” Chung said. “We are encouraging people who have been victimized to come forward.” The suspect is described as a heavy Caucasian male in his late 20s to early 30, between 5’7” and 6’ tall with dirty blond hair, light-coloured eyes and with a tattoo on his left arm. Anyone who has any information or has been a victim of the fraudster is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-9451550.

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here’s a small revolution taking place in a cozy room on the second floor of Como Lake middle school in Coquitlam. It’s a quiet revolution, too, involving students bent over iPads doing school work. But for teacher Brenda Peebles, there’s something of a thrill in watching students who once struggled break free of their learning challenges to become accomplished presenters, writers and even readers. The relative affordability of iPads (compared to computers) and the ubiquitousness of apps and the simplicity of wordprocessing and presentation software means students with learning disabilities can have access to new tools to help them with tasks they would otherwise find difficult.

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“It’s incredible, it’s shocking,” says Peebles, who has been a student services teacher in School District 43 for more than a decade. Peebles said that since the district launched an iPad pilot project last fall, dozens of children with diagnosed learning disabilities have become more independent and successful learners. “What students notice very quickly the first time they come, when they create a brochure about themselves [an introductory lesson], is that the iPad is very tactile and easy to use. They are able to create something quickly that looks great.” On its own, the iPad is simply a tool; it’s the applications that make it useful to students. Laptops, tablets and other devices can also be used by students to do school work. But at the Teaching and Evaluation Centre (SD43’s support program for Grade

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Samuel Cruz, in Grade 8 at Como Lake middle school, works with teacher Brenda Peebles in the Teaching and Evaluation Centre at the school. Peebles and the students use iPads with apps targeted to their learning needs to improve students’ reading and writing skills. Peebles and the students will be doing a demonstration for parents at an Ipad workshop for parents at the school on Nov. 28. 4 to 8 students at Como Lake), eight iPads were purchased for students to use. For the approximately eight weeks they are in the program, the students use them to make documents, videos, presentations and “read” articles using speak functions. When the students learn how to incorporate the iPads into their school work, they are more capable once they are back in their regular classroom. And with increased independence, Peebles said, the students gain confidence. “The tools that are out there allow them to do things they’ve never been able to do.”

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Still, purchasing an iPad or other tablet computer isn’t an answer on its own. Kerry Randall, pro-

vincial co-ordinator for Special Educational Te c h n o l o g y BC (SET-BC), which provides learning aids to students with physical and intellectual disabilities, said the success of any technology depends on knowledgeable teachers who can incorporate it in the classroom. “We recognize all students are very individual and they have individual learning needs,” Randall said, “so we are reluctant to say there’s a one-sizefits-all solution.” She cautions against getting too wrapped up in one technology, and with the pace of change, iPads could one day be supplanted with something even more functional — and cheaper. “It’s very easy to chase the squirrel,” Randall said. She noted devices using the Android operating system are get-

ting easier to use and if an alternative mouse or keyboard is needed to improve functionality, students may as well use a computer or a laptop. iPods and iPads are part of SET-BC’s learning arsenal, along with other assistive technologies and software, and Randall acknowledged that they are popular. Not only do they help students do school work, the iPad gives them an “in” with their peers. “It’s attractive. It creates a lot of peer interactions.” At Como Lake, students were more than happy to show what they can do. “I think it’s great,” Brianna Gibson said of the iPad her parents bought and she brings daily from home. She showed how she used Keynote, a presentation program, to do a professional-looking project on

learning disabilities. “It’s not that complicated and I can get photos from the internet, “ she noted. Other students demonstrated how they used the iPad for making brochures, using a page-design app called Pages and one boy demonstrated how he takes a photo of a document with his iPhone so it can be read back to him using the speak function — a tool that could help students with reading difficulties get information quickly. “Last year, it was very powerful to see these kids who have a hard time in school be experts,”Peebles said.

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Still, Peebles agreed buying an iPad won’t solve every problem. In many homes, the iPad is only used for gaming or

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Victim killed later but trial will go on By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

The man accused of shooting Jaskaran Singh Sandhu at a Mr. Lube in Coquitlam two years ago will go on trial next month. Sukhdeep Singh Poony is facing an attempted murder charge as well as charges of possession of a loaded firearm, extortion and uttering threats in the September 2011 incident that sent Sandhu to Royal Columbian Hospital with serious injuries. The victim survived that attempt on his life but was killed 15 months later in Surrey, creating some question as

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The break-in occurred sometime between Oct. 28 and Nov. 2 and van Winkel said the thieves would have required a truck to move the metal. Investigators will be looking at surveillance footage to determine exactly how many people were involved in the robbery. While copper wire thefts are common, van Winkel said it is rare to see such large volumes of brand new product being taken. That could mean that the list of potential buyers of the stolen metal is longer than usual. “You would think if a truck showed up with 200 sheets of perfectly good aluminum to a scrap place, they would probably ask some questions,” he said.“But who knows?” Police are asking anyone with any information about the crime to call Port Moody Police Department at 604-4613456. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online to solvecrime.ca. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

to whether the Crown would have enough evidence to pursue the case. But Crown spokesperson Neil MacKenzie confirmed recently that Poony’s trial will begin Dec. 5. The Mr. Lube shooting occurred in broad daylight on the afternoon of Sept. 28, 2011. Sandhu was standing near his black Nissan Altima in one of the oil change bays when a man approached and began firing. Approximately five shots were fired before the suspect jumped in a vehicle and sped away. Lower Mainland Regional Police Service spokesperson Sgt. Peter Thiessen said at the

time the shooting was targeted and the victim was known to police. Coquitlam RCMP also told The Tri-City News that while the shooting appeared to be gangrelated, Sandhu was not directly aligned with any particular group. In January 2013, Sandhu’s body was found in the 12300-block of Colebrook Road in Surrey in what the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said was a targeted attack. “Investigators continue to search for a motive behind the killing, including the possibility of it being gang-related,” Cpl. Adam MacIntosh said in a statement. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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What is an Official Community Plan (OCP)? The purpose of an OCP is to provide municipalities with a long term vision to guide future land use and development. Port Moody is updating its OCP in response to the construction of two rapid transit stations in the city. We’ve developed a draft plan which includes changes to areas in Port Moody closest to the proposed Evergreen Line stations and we’d like to hear what you think.

Get involved at our Town Hall Meeting When: Wednesday, November 27, 7–9pm Where: Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive

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Television coverage airs on Shaw Cable 4 at 9am on Saturday, November 30, 2013 We’re now live streaming our Council meetings at www.portmoody.ca/watchlive. While you’re on our website, sign up for Council e-notifications. Get an agenda package at www.portmoody.ca/agendas, City Hall or the Port Moody Public Library.

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Don’t pave path: Oakdale Oakdale residents campaigning city By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

A residents’ group will rally at Coquitlam city council next week to protest plans to convert part of an old and welltraversed footpath into a paved lane. This fall, the Oakdale Neighbourhood A s s o c i at i o n ( O NA ) voiced its concern to the city about the upcoming change after a subdivision proposal came forward for changing a one-acre site to six single-family lots at 606 Chapman Ave. ONA president Ben Craig said while his organization isn’t against the property redevelopment, it doesn’t like how the city intends to treat the adjacent Pin Oak footpath, a route at least 50 years old that’s one of four natural footpaths connecting the neighbourhoods of Oakdale and, to the north, Glenayre. Transforming the natural footpath would be like “tearing the heart out of this neighbourhood,” a resident complained in a recent letter to city staff. Pin Oak footpath was named by Oakdale teen Celia Dossot three years

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Ben Craig (left), president of the Oakdale Neighbourhood Association, with area teacher Dan Birsan on the Pin Oak footpath between Chapman and Thompson avenues. ago during an ONA competition. Group volunteers erected signs at the entrances to each of the four footpaths to commemorate them and to give identity to Oakdale. In response to the city’s plan, ONA gathered more than 100 signatures to petition Pin Oak’s conversion that — at the time — would have also seen it opened up to cars; an ONA meeting also drew some 40 oppo-

nents, Craig said. On Tuesday, Craig said he got a call from the city, stating it had altered its plans to stop cars from using the lane; instead, it will now put removable bollards on either end. Now, Craig said ONA is asking, what’s the point of paving the path? “We think it’s a waste of money,” he said. “Until the city can articulate why they’re putting

down asphalt, we believe they have another strategy in mind. “We think that it will be easier for them to open it up to traffic eventually and that’s a major safety problem for us, especially with all the families around here. We just want this footpath to be left alone, in tact, and in its natural state.” His sentiments were echoed by Dan Birsan, a teacher at the Mediated Learning Academy on Thompson Avenue. “This area is so beautiful. Why do they have to change it?” he asked while walking a class down the footpath. Catherine Mohoruk, Coquitlam’s manager of transportation planning, said the city has designated the corridor as a bike route in the Strategic Transportation Plan, which council recently adopted. And it will be using best practices to bring the path up to a universally accessible standard, which means a smooth, flat asphalt surface. Mohoruk said the city may look at ways to “green the edge” of the path, once it’s paved. • The public hearing to rezone 606 Chapman Ave. will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Coquitlam city hall. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Mounties check tips in search for pervert(s) near Centennial school Police not sure if same suspect in both incidents By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News

A half-dozen tips have come in since the Coquitlam RCMP released sketches last week of men who are believed to have exposed themselves to several Centennial secondary students in September. “Our investigators are working those tips right now,” said Coquitlam

Police drawings of suspects in a pair of incidents in which men exposed themselves. RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung.“They think they are pretty good.” The first incident occurred on Sept. 10 when two female stu-

dents spotted a suspect masturbating in a stairwell at Centennial. The second incident happened three weeks later and involved a male

standing next to a bicycle and exposing his penis to two females at Winslow Avenue near Tipton Street. Police released two sketches and are treating the two incidents separately but Chung did not discount the possibility that the same suspect acted in both cases. The suspect in the first incident is described as a Caucasian man in his mid to late 20s, tall, with a slim build; he has a light complexion with little facial hair and was wearing a black sweat-

shirt, black sweatpants and a baseball cap. In the second incident, the suspect is described as a Caucasian man between 20 and 30 years of age with blond hair and some facial hair; he is approximately 5’10” tall and was wearing a T-shirt, baggy jeans and a baseball hat. In both cases, the witnesses said they had not seen the suspect before. Neither man showed signs of aggression and made no attempt at physical or verbal contact. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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As well, it will permit the court to seize the computer, cellphone or electronic device used in the offence. The new law sets out a maximum jail term of five years and it will supersede a patchwork of provincial laws aimed at online harassment. Amanda was the target of blackmail attempts over a two-year period by a person who had a screenshot of her showing her breasts. When she refused to provide more images, the extortionist sent the picture to hundreds of her social media contacts, including family, friends, teachers and students.  CBC television’s documentary news program The Fifth Estate this month aired a show that questioned the police handling of the Todd case. Carol Todd said she contacted the RCMP several times to complain about this sexual extortion. According to The Fifth Estate report, in November 2011, an RCMP constable emailed Carol Todd saying: “I would highly recommend that Amanda close all her Facebook and email accounts at this time… If Amanda

The late Amanda Todd of Port Coquitlam. does not stay off the internet and/or take steps to protect herself online… there is only so much we, as the police, can do.” Todd said the new law, had it existed in 2011, would likely have made a difference in her dealings with the RCMP. They would have had a potential Criminal Code offence as the basis of their investigation. Her complaint would have been that “a crime has been committed.” “I think it would have

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taken away that grey area,” she said. “It would have been more black and white.” The legislation alone will not make a difference — there still needs to be more bullying education and prevention messaging, and local police need training in how to deal with these new crimes, said Todd, noting, “Technology moves ever so fast, and we need to keep up with it.” The government made the announcement during Bullying Awareness

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Week. “Our government is committed to helping ensure that our children are safe from online predators and from online exploitation,” said Randy Kamp, MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, in a press release.“We have an obligation to help put an end to harmful online harassment and exploitation.”  “Through this legislation, our Conservative government is sending the message that the bullying and sexual exploitation of our children is a crime and will not be tolerated,”he added. Todd has become a frequent speaker about cyberbullying. On Monday, she was in Winnipeg for the symposium Beyond Borders: Child Sexual Exploitation in the Digital Age. So, she thought she would b e s t ro n g t h ro u g h Wednesday’s announcement. But the discussion of the new legislation included Amanda’s story, and those of other victims like her. “I was emotional,” she said. “It’s groundbreaking, heartwarming, emotional and bittersweet. “I hope she and all those other kids are looking down, and just partying up there.” ncorbett@mapleridgenews.com

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Coquitlam’s growing northeast sector. After completing the survey, which takes about 15 minutes, participants can compare their choices to the views of other people who have waded in on the topic “We’re working with stakeholders, a public advisory committee, municipal partners and the public to build upon the results of Phase 1 and work toward a 30-year vision

and short-term priorities for the area,”TransLink’s Bob Paddon said in a press release. The survey acknowledges that trade-offs will have to be made to prioritize transit investments and asks people whether they prefer better local routes, fewer transfers, enhanced midday and evening service, shorter trip times, more regional links, more service in busy areas, improve-

ments to rush hour service or an expansion of service to new areas. In the last public consultation, which took place in the spring, more than 1,100 people discussed issues facing the region and opportunities for the future. When it’s complete next fall, the Northeast Sector Area Transit Plan will be used to co-ordinate transit and municipal land use planning for

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The Cactus Club Café, located at 110 101 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for a liquor primary licence, to be operated in conjunction with the existing food primary licence at the same location (the applicant is proposing to split the existing food primary restaurant into two distinct areas). The total occupant load for the liquor primary area would be 85 persons and the proposed hours of liquor service are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

In accordance with the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and Regulations, the City of Coquitlam has been asked to provide comments and a recommendation on these applications to the LCLB. The City invites residents to provide input to Council with respect to how the respective liquor licences, if approved, may affect them and their property. The City of Coquitlam will be receiving the input requested herein up to Monday, December 2, 2013. Written correspondence can be provided in one of the following ways: Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca

Douglas college Douglas College, located at 1240 and 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for a Liquor Primary Licence. The Licence would be event driven and is proposed for various fundraising events and employee seasonal celebrations which would be intended for college employees and invited guests only. If approved, liquor would be permitted to be served until 11:00 p.m. at such events. Special Occasion Licences have been granted to Douglas College on a number of occasions in the past by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for these types of events. If approved, this application would result in the College no longer needing to apply for temporary liquor licences on a case-by-case basis.

rhino’s pub Rhino’s Pub, located at 541 Clarke Road, Coquitlam, has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for a permanent change to its Liquor Primary Licence, specifically to increase the hours of liquor service. The proposed hours of liquor service are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays (current hours of liquor service are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to midnight on Sundays).

Fax: 604-927-3015 Mail: City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7N2 In person at City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way at the City Clerk’s Office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays (Telephone: 604-9273010). Input received will be provided to Council in the form of a report at a Regular Council Meeting. Council will consider the input provided and submit a formal recommendation on each of these applications to the LCLB. Written submissions provided in response to these consultations 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 www. coquitlam.ca/agendas. Additional information concerning these applications can be obtained by contacting Kerri Lore, City Clerk’s Office, at 604-927-3016. Kerri Lore Deputy City Clerk


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A visit to Santa, with heart Kids can lend their names to help ERH’s ER By Diane Strandberg THE TRi-CiTy NEws

More than 8,000 children will get their photos taken with Santa this holiday season at Coquitlam Centre. And every one of them will do a good deed in the process. After telling old Claus what’s on their Christmas wish lists, the children will get a paper heart and a chance to write their names in support of a campaign to improve children and family facilities at Eagle Ridge Hospital. By Christmas Eve, when Santa departs with his elves to bring toys and good cheer to kids around the world, the mall’s Santa Land will be papered with hearts and a $25,000 cheque will be handed over to ERH foundation executive director Charlene Giovannetti-King. This week Giovannetti-King and ER doctor Peter MacDonald visited Santa Land, and though they didn’t sit on the St. Nick’s knee, they did get confirmation from mall management that the money is, as they say, in the bag. “This is great news,” MacDonald said, as he explained the importance of having a specialized room for children to get treatment and privacy when difficult diagnoses or information must be shared. “It will be much better than what we have,” he said, noting that ER at Eagle Ridge sees more children as a percentage of the patient population than does Royal Columbian Hospital, the region’s major trauma centre in New Westminster. “It used to be the other way around.” Coquitlam Centre general manager Franca Aere said this will be the third year of the Holiday Hearts program and the first time funds raised from $1 for every child visiting Santa will be put towards a single local group. Pensionfund Realty Ltd., which owns the mall, will contribute the remainder of the funds to make up the $25,000 total. “I think it’s a good way to give back to the community,”Aere said. The funds couldn’t come at a better time as the hospital is seeing more patients come through the ER than ever before. Both the pediatric room and the family room need sprucing up. As well, the hospital needs an infant weight scale, a crib, pediatric thermometers and stethoscopes, hydration kits, children’s gowns,

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Franca Aere, Coquitlam Centre general manager (centre) invites the community to Santa Land and the Holiday Hearts program to help raise funds to renovate a children and family room in the Eagle Ridge ER. From left, Dr. Peter MacDonald, and Charlene Giovannetti-King, ERH Foundation executive director. washable toys, a treatment stretcher, a colourcoded treatment cart and opthalmoscopes, and mall merchants will also be asked to donate toys and other amenities for the room. But Deborah Stetz, the mall’s marketing director, said the Holiday Hearts program will serve another purpose by reminding the children the importance of philanthropy. “It feels like they’re making a donation when they visit Santa,” Stetz said, adding that it’s never too early to learn that giving can be just as rewarding as receiving. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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n incident last week involving a van full of purloined gasoline should be of great concern to fire and police departments — and citizens in general. In this case, a van hit a pickup truck at Scott Road and 104 Avenue in Surrey, headed off and burst into flames a couple of blocks away, at 122 Street and 104 Avenue. The incident is the first of its type for Surrey but it is not the first such incident in the region. Two other similar crashes and explosions took place in Port Moody and Vancouver in the last few months. As most people know, gasoline is a highly flammable and explosive substance. Just a few litres can create a fireball, so a van filled with large tanks of gasoline — gas that has been stolen and is being offered for resale — is not dissimilar to the vehicles used in suicide

bombings in other parts of the world. Gasoline theft has been a problem for years but mainly on a smaller scale. Apparently, the current gas thieves are using stolen credit cards to buy large quantities of fuel, fill tanks hidden in vans and then sell it to people at a discount off the pump price. Those eager to get a bargain, without thinking of the consequences of letting these people do business this way, are quick to buy. High gas prices cause people to do a lot of strange things. Many of the initial crossborder trips taken by residents in this area come about to save money on gasoline, as the price is substantially lower in the U.S. The main factor in the price differential is taxes levied on this side of the border, with the 17cent TransLink tax and the provincial carbon tax being the two biggest contributors to the higher prices. I’ve often wondered why people would drive or sit in line for several hours just to get lower-priced gas, although many people time their trips so that they cross when lineups are

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“High gas prices cause people to do a lot of strange things. Many of the initial cross-border trips taken by residents in this area come about to save money on gasoline, as the price is substantially lower in the U.S.” Frank Bucholtz minimal. Others make good use of their Nexus cards, which are definitely an added incentive for cross-border shopping. But while cross-border shopping is an obvious choice for many when it comes to getting lower-priced gasoline, buying it on the black market from a van driver seems highly risky if not downright dangerous. Who’s to say that

there won’t be a spill or fire when the van driver is helping a local to fill up? If gasoline theft is common, and it seems that it is becoming more so, people need to take precautions when they have tanks of gasoline or diesel fuel at their businesses. These are obviously targets for these type of thieves. In addition, people with larger vehicles that have larger fuel tanks need to ensure it is very difficult to steal gas from parked vehicles. While a locking gas cap is an obvious precaution, it isn’t always enough for sophisticated thieves, who have been known to drill into gas tanks — another very hazardous behaviour — to steal fuel. In the meantime, people who have suspicions about vans that appear to be delivering gasoline on the street or in alleys should let police know right away. They may stop a crime in progress but, most importantly, they may prevent an explosion.

Frank Bucholtz is the editor of The Langley Times, a Black Press sister newspaper of The Tri-City News.

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FACE TO FACE: Is greater choice needed in how children are educated?

A free market for education Now, this is welfare state Sweden. It’s not what my colleague opposite might call the capitalist pigs in the United States. Since introducing the voucher program, test scores have gone up, high school grades have improved and the probability of the nations’ sons and daughters attending college had increased in both public and private schools. Moreover, Swedes quickly fell in love with the new initiative. According to a poll conducted just two years after it was implemented, 85% of those surveyed said that they value their“school choice rights.” Certainly, as my colleague opposite will tell you, public schools in this country are very good. But they can be better and this a way to make them better. As we’ve seen in other countries, including Sweden, free market competition will improve student, teacher and school performance. If a school isn’t up to snuff, it needs to improve or risk going“out of business.” Ultimately, parents should be able to choose where their students go to school. They are, after all, best positioned to decide what kind of education their child needs.

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“In 1991, for example, Sweden adopted a voucher system whereby public grants follow a child and can be used to pay tuition at any type of school that they choose.” Andy Radia

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e have plenty of choices in our public schools: Early education, adult education, French immersion, Montessori, special needs, gifted, music, drama, technology, behaviour, alternate and ESL programs — to name just a few. There are schools that specialize in fine arts, extended athletic programs and career preparation. “More school choice,” thus, isn’t a clamour for more program options — it’s a dog whistle for more private options. Proponents of school choice want taxpayers to fund private options that will separate their child from the riff raff of different religions, cultures or of inferior ability or class. While Canadians strongly resist two-tiered health care, they seem to readily accept a two- or three-tiered, education system. But we shouldn’t. By any measure, public education in Canada has been and is one of our nation’s most successful social initiatives. Canadian public schools are considered third best in the world by international measures in science, math and language arts. One reason is that 95% of Canadian children still go to public schools respected and supported by Canadians. For almost 200 years, public schools have shaped Canadian culture and values.

Look at how Canadians solemnly observe Remembrance Day, as we did two weeks ago. We learned this directly from public schools. It’s not an accident that Canadians are polite and nice. It’s not genetic, it’s learned — in our public schools. Public schools sculpt Canadian tolerance and empathy.They reinforce a shared history and quiet pride in country, and they keep us from the tyranny of class systems like those found in countries that encourage private schooling. All Canadian children should attend local public schools.They shouldn’t be separated by religion, socioeconomic status, colour or country of origin.They shouldn’t be homeschooled, kept from school or attend Catholic schools, charter schools or Swedish Orthodox schools. Our children need to be with other children of different kinds, cultures and backgrounds. It’s best for our country and it’s best for them. And it’s so much more important to our children’s development than is succumbing to misguided vicarious ambitions for our children. Too often we mistakenly think school uniforms, more rigour, mindless compliance and unrelenting pressure to excel is what’s needed at a time when kids should just be enjoying their childhood.

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Game on: CFL wins in battle of grid fans The Editor, Re. “Which is superior: The CFL or the NFL?” (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Nov. 15). At last, a meaningful topic for debate. Forget the Senate, Ford Nation and whatever pipeline you choose to despise. Let’s talk football. Rare is the day when I find myself agreeing with columnist Jim Nelson but, sorry Andy Radia, the Canadian Football League has far and away the better game. The National Football League has become the home of the behemoth, where all positions seem to require size, height and often bulk to go with it. A clash between defensive and offensive lines in an NFL contest looks like the resurrection of Tolkien’s Auks. I’ll grant you that there are players who fit the NFL bill and still have speed, and I would concede that generally the skill levels of quarterbacks and receiv-

ers in the NFL outranks that in the CFL. But the NFL field is small, the game is often slow and much of the play resembles a bad roller derby blended with a Tokyo subway crush. Even the regulated pace of the game is reduced to a crawl. The CFL gets far more plays into 60 minutes. Three downs brings more passing into play, which adds more drama. The complexion of a game in the CFL can change remarkably over four quarters, and the unpredictable character of the game is something to really enjoy. Improvised moves and creative play calling seem to be more common in the CFL. Sure, it might not be textbook football, and on occasion it can look like something out of the bush north of Regina. But that’s very Canadian, and maybe that’s part of the attraction.

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The Editor, Comparing the NFL to the CFL is like comparing a Corvette to an Aveo. The NFL is one of the most successful leagues in the world: 32 teams and billions of dollars in revenue. The CFL, with its soon to be nine teams, is a minor league in comparison. Still, I prefer to watch the Canadian game. It’s more wide open due to the rules and the larger field. I have seen many NFL games in person and the NFL game can be boring, although you have to admit the quality of the players is way ahead of the CFL’s. But I will continue to enjoy watching both leagues do their thing. Wade Christensen, Port Coquitlam

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The future of PoMo

The Editor, Re. “Port Moody OCP on display” (The Tri-City News, Nov. 13). A friendly reminder is in order respecting Mayor Mike Clay’s comments last week that Port Moody’s draft official community plan has “too little density at the Moody Centre SkyTrain station and… too much density at the western end of town.” Having sat in initial stakeholder meetings and participated in most of the public consultations, I remember being told by the Evergreen Line executive project director Dave Duncan and the engineers and community relations staff, in response to the many public questions for justification of a Moody Centre station location, that it would not require too much density around it. We were told that ridership at the Moody Centre station was a longer term consideration and that ridership numbers weren’t required because in the short- to midterm, it would serve as a

An illustration of the proposed plan for Port Moody’s “Oceanfront District” next to Rocky Point Park. transit hub, with many riders arriving from afar by bus and West Coast Express. At the same time, survey after survey has shown that folks in west Port Moody have been shortchanged for the density they need to support both existing businesses in the adjacent heritage district as well as key amenities such as grocery and drug stores that they lack for their daily requirements. The city has known about these shortcomings since before it commissioned the gap analysis

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The Editor, Re. “Still a sardine city despite OCP changes” (Green Scene, The TriCity News, Nov. 15). Environmental columnist Elaine Golds offered a critique of the city of Port Moody’s revised official community plan for Moody Centre. Her as-

sessment was primarily from sociological and environmental perspectives. But what about mobility and access? With the high cost of housing, most households need two people earning incomes. Even if one person can commute by the new Evergreen Line, the other person will likely drive a car. The illustration of the redevelopment of the Mill and Timber property that illustrated Golds’ Green Scene column showed a tight cluster of highrise towers. But there is only one entrance to this property from Murray Street. Long platoons of peakhour vehicles crawl along St. Johns Street currently. With the population of the Tri-Cities expected to grow by 50% or more over the next 30 years, how will the additional commuters be squeezed through St. Johns? PoMo city council has authorized a transportation plan update. But has the revised OCP put the cart in front of the horse? Derek Wilson, Port Moody

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AMARI MEDICAL PRACTICE The I CAN Skate program teaches young people with autism basic skating skills. The program will be offered at the Port Coquitlam Sports and Recreation Complex throughout the winter.

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Computer tablets are also used to film the students as they conduct their lessons, giving them the opportunity to see what they are doing right and wrong while moving on the ice. The initiative is offered by the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) and is featured in rinks across the Lower Mainland. Two coaches, four support workers and a number of volunteers help with the classes, working through skill practice and group games. I CAN Skate will be running in conjunction with PoCo’s regular Friday night drop-in fam-

ily lesson between now and Nov. 29 and will start again between Jan. 31 and March 14. The sessions take place between 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. prior to the public skate, which runs from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. I CAN Skate is available to all CAN members and registration forms are available at www.canucksautism.ca. Memberships are available to all families living with autism in B.C. for an annual fee of $25. Anyone with questions about the program should email ryan@canucksautism.ca or call 604-685-4049.

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HandyDart denials soar: study TransLink disputes claims, says taxi shift working well By Jeff Nagel BLack Press

A union-funded study is blaming TransLink for a seven-fold jump in the number of HandyDart users denied trips over the past five years and warns the situation is set to get much worse as the number of older seniors grows. The report by transportation planner Eric Doherty says the number of HandyDart trip denials doubled last year to 37,690 and that number has skyrocketed from less than 5,000 in 2008. The number of seniors over 70 is growing at more than two and a half times the rate of growth of the general population, it warns, rising by an expected 40% over the next decade. But without approval of new funding for TransLink, the HandyDart budget is expected to remain frozen for years to come, leaving the custom transit system increasingly unable to meet demand. Doherty’s report, on behalf of the union representing HandyDart drivers, argues TransLink is inappropriately attempting to force more custom transit users who have disabilities onto regular transit. It warns allowing service to deteriorate will isolate vulnerable HandyDart

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A report by a transportation planner says the number of HandyDart trip denials doubled last year. passengers without access to transit. It’s the latest volley from the Amalgamated Transit Union in a running battle with TransLink officials after they contracted out all HandyDart service to MVT Canadian Bus. Also enraging the union was TransLink’s decision this year — after urging by auditors — to use cheaper taxis to provide more trips with the same amount of money. The shift of 15,000 service hours or 2% of the total to taxis meant layoffs for a few HandyDart drivers and a drop from full-time status for some others. Martin Lay, TransLink’s director of transit services, said the taxi pilot project is so far on track to meet its goal of generating 7,000 more trips for users than would otherwise have been provided. “We’re very happy with how that productivity part is working,”he said.

Lay wouldn’t say how far TransLink might go in expanding taxi use next year — if that’s recommended in a forthcoming report to the board. But he insisted Metro Vancouver’s custom transit service is not alone in taking such a step. Calgary’s system also puts 46% of custom transit passengers on taxis, Lay said, while Montreal has a fleet of just 100 HandyDart buses and uses taxis for at least 70% of the trips. The pilot initially switched passengers from HandyDart to taxis on the four costliest routes where HandyDart minibuses must often deadhead back empty. They connect Surrey and White Rock to either Vancouver and New Westminster. Lay said the number of trips denied this year so far is running at 30,534 as of the end of September, e qu i val e nt t o a b ou t three% of all trips. Asked if the statistics

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are cause for alarm, Lay said he doubts trip denials were being recorded “with the same rigour” a few years ago as they are today by unionized staff on the lookout for evidence of trouble. Doherty’s report argues trip denial statistics may not fully reflect unmet demand, as people give up booking trips they know will be denied. One area that hasn’t gone up significantly — despite the aging population — is the number of people actually registered to use HandyDart in Metro Vancouver. Total registrations and the number of active riders have both been “fairly stagnant” for several years, Lay said. TransLink’s fleet conversion to low-floor buses and numerous other improvements have helped make the system more accessible to those with disabilities. “When the Canada Line went in we actually saw less demand for HandyDart in the Richmond area because we think people were able to travel the network using Canada Line,”he added. Jane Dyson, executive director of the B.C. Coalition for People with Disabilities, said she’s seen no groundswell of protest from passengers over the increased use of taxis, which she said many users find more convenient. She said taxis are a more cost-effective way of providing service given TransLink’s funding re-

straints and the coalition supports expanding their use — as is done in other cities. “We’re quite okay in principle with this, providing the taxi drivers are properly trained and custom transit passengers have a choice,” Dyson said. “We don’t have a problem with it.” jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Fill your Christmas shopping bags on Saturday, Nov. 23rd

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Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair Sat., Nov. 23rd, 2013 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Metro fees up slightly for 2014 I want to be involved The average Metro Vancouver household will pay an estimated $423 in regional districtlevied utility fees and property taxes in 2014 — an increase of $5 or 1.2% from this year, according to Metro. The overall Metro budget is up $7.8 million to $647.1 million. The regional government will spend $189 million on drinking water system upgrades and repairs; $85 million on the sewage infrastructure; and nearly $18 million on waste-related capital upgrades, including the garbage incinerator in Burnaby. Metro’s garbage tipping fee is also going up $1 in January, to $108 per tonne. Water and sewage operations and projects together account for more than two thirds of Metro spending; 16% goes for garbage and recycling; 10% goes to regional district functions such as regional parks, planning and administration; and 6% goes to Metro’s housing corporation, which runs affordable housing complexes.

New tool looks at flood risks Coquitlam is one of three Canadian municipalities to pilot a new piece of technology that will help to figure out where its flooding risks are — now and in the future. Yesterday, at a press conference at Coquitlam city hall, the Insurance Bureau of Canada also named Fredericton, N.B. and Hamilton, Ont. as the cities that will launch the Municipal Risk Assessment Tool (MRAT). The multi-million dollar machine is designed to create maps to show where the city’s vulnerabilities are for sewer and stormwater drains in the event of a major storm. It will also assess data for potential claims this year as well as in 2020 and 2050. Funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Innovative Risk M a n a g e m e n t To o l s Program, MRAT’s aim is prevent sewer backups and to keep basements dry. The Insurance Bureau reports water damage makes up more than half of all insurance claims. This year alone, insured losses from natural disasters in Canada, including in Alberta and Toronto, totalled about $3 billion. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Tri-City News Friday, November 22, 2013, A19

My school My child’s child’s school is is overcrowded. We overcrowded. We need new need newschools. schools.

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The Coquitlam Board of Education is having a community workshop about the future of Coronation Park.

The Coquitlam Board of Education is having a community workshop We about the of Coronation invite youfuture to attend the dialogue Park. on November 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Moody Middle School at 3115 Street, Moody. We invite youSt. toJohns attend the Port dialogue

on November 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Moody Middle School Your input willSt. help shapeStreet, decisions about the future at 3115 Johns Port Moody. of this property. Learn more at www.sd43.bc.ca/landmngmt Your input will help shape decisions about the future Phone: 604-939-9201

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Add your memories to our centennial time capsule! Port Moody’s centennial is coming to an end. We’re creating a time capsule to open in 2038 and want your help. 1. Are you a Port Moody resident with a baby born in our Centennial year? Let us know and we’ll include their name! 2. We’re opening this time capsule in 2038. Give us your predictions on what you think Port Moody will be like in 25 years. 3. Send us a Port Moody related photo that you’d like to have included in our Centennial Time Capsule. Give us some background on who’s in it, and where and when it was taken.

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A20 Friday, November 22, 2013, Tri-City News

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Coquitlam Express honours the Comets hockey team and its owner

Ugly sweater run at Lafarge Compiled by Janis Warren ThE Tri-CiTy NEwS

Friday, Nov. 22 CERAMICS

More than a dozen members with the Tri-City Potters’ Group will sell their wares this weekend at the non-profit’s first Christmas event. Handcrafted, functional ceramics such as plates, bowls and teapots will be available for purchase from the artisans atYsabella Choung’s business, Spatial Art Studio (C-2415 Clarke St., Port Moody) on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Visit tricitypotters.ca.

HOCKEY TIME

The Coquitlam Express Jr. ‘A’ hockey club will honour the original Coquitlam junior hockey franchise and its owner, Sandy Michie, by wearing replica 1975 Comets jerseys as they battle the Penticton Vees at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The Comets were part of the Pacific Coast Junior Hockey League from 1974 to 1979 when it merged with the BCHL; the team competed until 1981. Kids and students who don a Comets jersey will get in free to the game. Tickets range from $6 to $13.Visit coquitlamexpress.ca.

ONE ACT

The Best Players at Coquitlam’s Dr. Charles Best secondary will present a one-act play festival featuring Woody Allen’s Death, A Story of Chelm by Linda Shapario and Driver’s Test by Alden R. Carter. The productions run tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the school (2525 Como Lake Ave.). Tickets at $10/$8 are available at the door.

CZECH MATE

The Czech community group Theatre Around the Corner presents Jiri Brdecka: Lemonade Joe at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.) tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Old Wild West musical parody are $23 through theatrearoundthecorner.ca. Call 604-9867446 (the play is performed in the Czech language).

Saturday, Nov. 23 XMAS SHOPPING

Port Coquitlam’s Trinity United and St. Catherine’s Anglican churches (2211 Prairie Ave.) host a Christmas bazaar selling baked goods, luncheon and other treats. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 604-942-0022. Meanwhile, in Coquitlam, the Friendship Baptist Church (2950 Dewdney Trunk Rd.) has its craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with raffle prizes, arts and crafts and baked goods. Free entry.

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Nelson actor/playwright Lucas Myers (above) brings power tools, et al, to Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre for his quirky one-man comedy, DECK. The show runs tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. (with a Saturday matinee). And lumber from the performance, which has been donated by PoCo Building Supplies, will be raffled off on Nov. 25 (raffle tickets are available at the shows). Tickets at $39/$30/$15 are available by calling the box office at 604-927-6555 or online at evergreenculturalcentre.ca. Because of its content and volume, DECK is not suitable for children. Society of St. George hosts a preChristmas lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). The buffet menu includes roast turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable medley, dessert tea and coffee. Tickets at $28 for members and $34 for guests are available by calling Jayne at 604-464-3177.Visit royalsocietyofstgeorgebc.com.

WATER POLO

Girls aged six and up can try their hand at water polo at a free event offered by the Coquitlam Lions Water Polo Club, from noon to 2 p.m. at the City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). No registration is required; however, participants must be able to swim 25 m. Bring a swim suit, towel and water bottle. Call 604-469-0002 or email info@lionswaterpolo.ca.

LIVE ART

View artist Keith Rice-Jones at work in the Evergreen Cultural Centre gallery from 1 to 5 p.m. A retired art teacher from Port Moody

secondary, Rice-Jones has a new exhibit at the Coquitlam centre (1205 Pinetree Way), titled Working the Edge: A (Mostly) Ceramic Journey. Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

HISTORY BUFF

Join historian John Mitchell as he weaves the tale of Sandon, B.C.’s first city to be fully electrified. Now a ghost town, Sandon boomed in the 1890s with the silver trade. Mitchell’s presentation at the Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam) at 1:30 p.m. includes a video. The event is free. Call 604-927-7999.

THAT’S UGLY

Sport your old sweater for the Ugly Sweater Run around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake, taking place between 2 and 4 p.m. off Pinetree Way. Dubbed the Ugliest 5k on the Planet, the run by the Now That’s Ugly Society supports the Children’s Wish Foundation. The cost is $40 per person. Register at nowthatsugly.com.

SANTA’S HERE

Coquitlam hosts its third annual

Light the Hall at city hall (3000 Guildford Way) from 2 to 5 p.m., a family event filled with Christmas music, activities and goodies. Have a free photo with Mr. Claus or get dressed up for the photo booth. Call 604-927-6952 or visit coquitlam.ca.

HOCKEY CAUSE

Support the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association as its hosts its second annual Coaches vs. Coaches charity food drive fundraiser from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Admission is by a nonperishable food donation to Share Family and Community Services (cash donations also accepted).

Sunday, Nov. 24 MORE BAZAAR

Glen Pine Pavilion — a Coquitlam seniors’ centre — gets into the Christmas spirit with an old fashioned bazaar, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1200 Glen Pine Crt., with handmade crafts and jewellery. Free parking is

available underground or at nearby city hall. Call 604-927-4386.

FAMILY TIME

Check out the new exhibits at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.) during Family Day from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Participants can drop into the workshops and hear artist Marina Crawford talk about her photography display, titled... still life in Vancouver... Entry is by donation. Call 604-664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca.

SANTA & PET

Have your pooch or kitty snapped with Santa at the Port Coquitlam SPCA’s fourth annual Christmas pet photos event. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Luv u Pets Photography will be capturing animals with Santa for $25, with proceeds going to the nonprofit society located at 104-3278 Westwood St., PoCo. Advance bookings are encouraged; however, dropins won’t be turned away. To reserve a time, call 604-468-4044. Please send Things-to-Do guide submissions to jwarren@tricitynews.com.


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Audi’s road ahead paved with more than good intentions 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet/S3 MONACO: Over the next 12 months or so, consumers are going to be treated to an onslaught of new entries into the premium market. Not to worry, the next wave of German sedans and convertibles are of a more affordable nature. Recently Mercedes Benz introduced their all-new CLA 250 at an eye-popping price of just $34,000 for a sleek and sexy sedan. Next year we will see the introduction of BMW’s new 1-series and 2-Series sedans, coupes and convertibles. Audi has been ahead of the curve as they helped pioneer this entry-level segment with the original, the A3 sportback, sold in Canada for years. The all-new Audi A3 sedan will arrive in March of 2014 and the convertible and more powerful S3 sedan will arrive in the fall of 2014. This week I had a chance to drive both the convertible and S3 in Monte Carlo, a full year ahead of their introduction here. Audi is one of the fastest growing premium brands and a big part of that is the variety of cars they offer. Unfortunately, we will no longer get the sportback, but the fact we get the rest of the line of A3s is exciting for buyers. Looks The A3 is built off a shared platform with VW called MQB. This platform was a significant investment for the VW group as it is lighter, bigger and stronger than the last Golf platform and provides a sturdy basis for the A3 Cabrio and S3. The new Cabriolet is 60kg lighter than the outgoing European model, yet the wheelbase is longer and the interior room and trunk more ample. It could be argued that Audi is building some of the most attractive cars these days and these smaller products still convey the same sense of power and solidity that the bigger products portray. The S3 is especially forceful with a 15mm lower stance than the A3 sedan. The air intakes are bigger with more detail; the side mirrors are highlighted with brushed aluminum; and the rear of the car looks more masculine thanks to chunky exhaust tips. The

direct injection turbo with 220hp, matched to Cabriolet on the other hand is a more sophistiAudi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. A sixcated approach thanks to the use of aluminum around the front windshield and trim along the speed automatic is confirmed but the duel-clutch doors and rear quarter panel that make the car S-Tronic transmission might be sold as an option look bigger than it is. in this model. There will be no manual shift and no diesel, which is a shame, as I drove one of Inside Another strength of Audi is interior fit the European versions with this setup and it was and finish and these new products are covered superb. The S3 comes standard with a 300hp in first class materials. The dash has a cenversion of the same 2.0L engine and tre-mounted screen for accessing the duel clutch automatic, and of the easy-to-use computer controller. course, AWD. It’s not as powerful as Unlike the Mercedes CLA, this screen the 355hp Mercedes CLA 45 AMG, can fold into the dash to provide a but I feel it has more usable power. more polished look. Some think the The CLA gets peak horsepower at dash-mounted screens look like an afvery high revs, whereas this new terthought, but this one gets around S3 pulls from very low speeds up this problem. Space is good for such to higher speeds. I experienced this The A3 Cabriolet a compact car. The back seat of the carving the switchback mountain S3 sedan is actually big enough to fit and S3 confirm that roads just above Monaco. Power is adults up to six feet tall and the side good things do come not an issue; I would argue that the windows are much bigger than the S3 is a better everyday car comnew Mercedes CLA, providing a more in small packages pared to the more nervous feeling practical day-to-day sedan. The trunk Zack Spencer AMG competitor. The suspension is is large and the rear seats split and more compliant and the power is a fold for added cargo volume. This is perfect combination of drivability and enthusiasm. true with the Cabriolet but the space is constricted Audi claims a 0-100km/h run will take just 4.9 when the roof is down. The S3 comes with nicely seconds in the S3 and use a combined 6.9L/100km bolstered front seats in contrasting colours, plus (European fuel rating). an optional diamond pattern stitch can be ordered to take the sporty sedan to another level. I found Verdict It is going to be an exciting time to be the seating position very comfortable and outward in the market for an entry-level premium car over visibility is not a problem. The Cabriolet seats are the next year. The A3 Cabriolet and S3 confirm that fitted with a heater that showers the front passengood things do come in small packages. Pricing gers with warm air across their shoulders and neck has not been established for the Cabrio but it for top-down stints. The weather in Monte Carlo was hinted that this model would be roughly the was perfect for the convertible – the sun was same price as the S3, which has been confirmed shining off the Mediterranean, showcasing this car at $44,000, roughly $6,000 cheaper than the CLA of opulence at a more affordable price. AMG. The base A3 sedan will arrive in a few short months with a 1.8L turbo gasoline engine, an Drive The Canadian models have not fully been optional TDI diesel and the same 2.0L turbo found nailed down, as there is still a year to go until the Cabrio and S3 arrive. What is established is in the Cabrio. The S3 really is the sweet spot for the convertible will come with the all-new 2.0L drivers that want to have extra power but with a

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When it comes to the composition of the blade you have the choice between steel and poly. The vast majority of snowplows on the market today come with steel blades, although the poly plows are becoming more and more popular. The reason for the growing popularity is that poly is just as strong as steel and maybe stronger. They also have a lower coefficient of friction, which saves on

fuel costs and is easier on your vehicle. The poly plows are also saturated with color all the way through so nicks and scratches do not show like they do with steel, plus they do not rust. Attaching and detaching the plow is very important as well. You do not want to be freezing and trying to deal with getting a blade on and off your truck. Try the attachment system for yourself at the dealer so you can see firsthand how easy or difficult it is to use. Most snowplow makers use a single halogen light bulb, which are not bright enough; some makers have come out with dual halogen bulbs with the option of upgrading to High Intensity Discharge. These HID lights are four times brighter than standard halogen bulbs and also last ten times as long. Hydraulics is probably the most

important part of the plow, along with the controls. Be sure that the hydraulics system is dependable and the controls are simple and easy to use. Go for quality rather than trying to save a buck. Remember “you get what you pay for” definitely applies here. Cost for these units are $6,000 to $8,000 depending on the model. When it comes to the warranty, be sure to know exactly what you are getting and what the warranty covers. Some only cover parts, while others cover parts and labor. Warranties are usually either one year or two years; so pay attention to the warranty. Take all of these things into consideration when shopping for a snowplow and you will be able to choose the right one to suit your needs. ian.harwood@drivewaybc.ca

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Women can negotiate a better car deal

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dedicated to women and automobiles are there to assist, as well as female car reviews, lifestyle writers, mommy bloggers and more. He adds that women don’t mind shopping around, browsing at various products, taking the information and then contemplating it. They aren’t always in a hurry to buy right then and there. “Many are convinced that the forceful tactics men use during negotiations are actually working against them in car buying situations. Men tend to focus on status and act upon superiority, which is a poor way of negotiating. “While the man says, ‘Take it or leave it,’ the woman might be more collaborative and willing to compromise — thus making them better negotiators. Listening is the key, not aggression and intimidation.” He goes on to say that, “Women understand that a common ground is usually the best platform for a fair negotiation. Empathy plays a large role in that regards. Being able to view the situation from another person’s perspective doesn’t necessarily create an advantage, but it does allow the person to understand why they aren’t getting the upper hand.” Statistics show that more women are making car purchases that ever before. Granted they might not be experts when they walk in the door, but they generally know what they want. “The image of a damsel lost in a showroom, if it ever actually existed, is no longer something salespeople will see.” alexandra.straub @drivewaybc.ca

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For many people, buying a car is a stressful process. Something worse than going to the dentist or for women, a Brazilian waxing. Ouch. It can be a lengthy one too. Furthermore, it doesn’t always start by going from dealership to dealership. In fact, most people have access to the Internet, so they’re doing their research beforehand, prior to even leaving their home and finding themselves on a dealer lot, or with glossy brochures in hand. They look at various vehicle reviews, flip through newspapers (like the one you’re reading now) and ask other car owner’s opinions. When they get to the dealership, that’s when it becomes real. You take the car for a test drive, fall in love with it or walk away from it. When you find “the one” then comes the time to sign on the dotted line. But before you seal the deal, it’s time to negotiate, unless you’re happy with the price given. For women, this can be an even more intimidating process. Getting through the dealer’s door is just the first hurdle they feel they have to overcome. But for Vijay Jeyapalan, of Unhaggle (www.unhaggle. com), which helps Canadian car buyers get the best price on their new car by getting dealers to compete to offer the lowest price — he’d argue that women are better negotiators than men; an idea that challenges societal norms when it comes to car buying. Jeyapalan says, “Before stepping into the showroom or test-driving a vehicle, most women are recognized to have done their homework and pre-purchase preparations. This advantage allows them to properly assess what they want upon arrival and ask the necessary questions to advance the car buying process.” His point centres on the notion that when you know less, you prepare more. With all the tools out there, it’s not as difficult or as time-consuming as it has been in the past. Sites

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Driving to cut big oil profits They should just call the 2014 Honda into that number but it is useful when Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan the Gas comparing with other similarly equipped Miser. cars. The car is here for market testing right But when you look at that number and now but surely, it will see production the low gas/hybrid combined fuel pernext year and arrive in dealerships later formance, which enables you to journey in the year. And when it does sell your 800 km on one tank, it does plant the shares in Big Oil. notion in one’s head that plug-in hybrids It only sips gas by the spoonful; how are the way to go for a while before we else do you account for reach hydrogen fuel cell an easily achievable 4.1 nirvana. L/100km combined city/ The car is powered by highway fuel economy Honda’s first two-morating? tor hybrid system, and Drive gently around town uses a new, delightfully and you can purr along named, Earth Dreams 2.0 in all-electric mode for litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder between 20 and 28 km engine producing 137 The Accord plug- horsepower, teamed with depending on road condiin coaxed me into a a powerful 124-kilowatt tions. You won’t achieve that all at once, unless little competition with (kW) electric motor. Elecdriving is supported it’s the dead of night on myself every time out tric by a 6.7 kilowatt-hour a flat road, without any to achieve maximum (kWh) lithium-ion (Li-Ion) other traffic and green battery, and total system lights all the way. fuel efficiency. output is 196 horsepower. However, it is estimated Keith Morgan If your eyes glazed over at that if you achieve that the obligatory statement 20-plus all-electric ride of power unit specifications, join the during a 100 km journey, the power unit club! Fuel economy interests me more. will consume electricity/gasoline at an Like every other car with green aspiraequivalency of around 1.6 L/100 km. In tions that I have driven, it coaxed me truth, it’s hard to put a real life meaning

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erful. A limited edition high-performance Camaro ZL1 arrived in 2012. This car has a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine that can produce an insane 580 horsepower … and is collector car certainty. A special 45th Anniversary Package was also offered on Camaro and Camaro SS. The Chevrolet Camaro made it on the Consumer Reports “Recommended’ list of good, reliable cars to buy. Great to look at and a hoot to drive, even the V6 engine editions of this Camaro have more than enough power for most drivers. Used Price Check: For a Coupe LT, expect to pay $18,000-$22,000 for a 2010, $21,000-$25 for an ’11 and $25,000$29,000 for a ’12. Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reli-

able auto technician prior to purchase. Recalls on the 2010 to 2012 Chevrolet Camaro: 2012: The primary stage of the driver’s airbag may not deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted). Dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil. 2010: On vehicles equipped with a V8 engine, the positive battery cable may contact the starter motor housing, which could cause chafe damage to the cable insulation. This could create an electrical short, which can result in a no start condition, cause the engine to stall without the ability to restart, or cause an engine compartment fire. Dealers will reroute the positive battery cable to ensure adequate clearance. bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca


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A pair of Coquitlam Express alumni have scored weekly honours from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). Cole Huggins, a freshman goalie at Minnesota State, was named rookie of the week after posting a 1-0 overtime win against Bowling Green where he made 33 saves and was named second star. And Alex Petan notched two goals and an assist and netted the overtime winner as Michigan Tech swept a two-game set against Michigan State. The Delta native leads the Huskies in points on the season with four goals and two assists. In three seasons with the Express, Petan scored 54 goals and 74 assists for 128 points in 155 games. He recorded 38-50-88 in the 2011/12 season on his way to the Coastal Conference MVP award.

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A30 Friday, November 22, 2013, Tri-City News

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CHRISTMAS GIVING: Businesses, groups hold giving campaigns

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) — in partnership with The Tri-City News’ parent company, Black Press — has launched its 18th annual Coats for Kids campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, a group whose outreach helps to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need. In addition to the GVHBA office, 33 member companies at 46 locations in 13 municipalities, including Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, serve as coat drop-off sites through Dec. 6. The Tri-City News’ office in Port Coquitlam

is also a drop-off location. Members can also watch for“Coats for Kids”decals on members’ vehicles and offices. Coats can be dropped off at the following locations in the Tri-Cities:

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9 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; • Wespac Electrical Contractors, 106 Blue Mountain St. — weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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• Blue Ocean Construction Inc., 221-17 Fawcett Rd. — weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; • Gauvin 2000 Construction Ltd., 200-1140 Austin Ave. — weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; • Trail Appliances, 2550 Barnet Hwy. — Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fridays 9, a.m. to

• Port Coquitlam Building Supplies, 2650 Mary Hill Rd. — weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; • The Tri-City News, 1405 Broadway St. — weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The search is on for angels to help brighten the holidays for some Tri-Cities youngsters. Local Vancity branches are kicking off the annual Angel Tree gift-giving program to help bring the holiday spirit to the community. “We’re thrilled to be hosting the Angel Tree program once again this year, in partnership with the Tri-City Transition Society, to help share the holiday spirit with local kids,” said Tony Ciulla, branch manager,Vancity Shaughnessy Station branch. Through Dec. 13, Vancity branches in the Tri-Cities will put up Angel Trees decorated with inscribed paper angels carrying a wish by a child, many of whom might otherwise not get a visit from Santa Claus this holiday season. Vancity members and the public are then invited to come into one of the branches, choose an angel from the tree and fulfill a child’s wish by leaving an unwrapped gift under the Angel Tree. Tri-City Transitions Society, a non-profit organization providing support to families that have been affected by violence and abuse, works with Vancity in providing the names of children in need and ensuring the gifts are distributed. The participating locations are: in Coquitlam, at 2991 Lougheed Hwy. and 1013 Brunette Ave.; in Port Coquitlam at 2850 Shaughnessy St. and 130-2325 Ottawa St.; and in Port Moody at 5-121 Brew St. and 3977 North Rd.

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* A regular Council Meeting will convene immediately following adjournment of the Public Hearing.

Watch Live Broadcasts of Coquitlam Council Meetings or Archived Video from Meetings Previously Webcast The City of Coquitlam offers a video streaming service that makes its Regular Council Meetings, Council-in-Committee Meetings and Public Hearings accessible through its website at

www.coquitlam.ca/webbroadcasts . Agendas for the Regular Council and Council-inCommittee Meetings will be available on the Council Agendas page of the City’s website by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the scheduled meetings.

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CHRiSTMAS GiVinG: Share offers help for those in need

Royal City Youth Ballet Company Society proudly presents, for the 25th season, the full length ballet, the Nutcracker.

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Share does not further screen those families selected for a Caring Neighbour sponsorship. Registration to be a sponsor is already underway and ends Dec. 4. To sign up, contact USR_Ad_Final.pdf the Caring Neighbour program assistant at

604-937-6986 or email at christmas2013@sharesociety.ca. More information and guidelines are available at www.sharesociety.ca.

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For more information, and a full list of performances, please visit our website: www.royalcityyouthballet.org

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Registered food bank clients are already eligible for Christmas hampers, which will be available for pick up on the regular food bank day on Dec. 11 or Dec. 18 at their regular food bank: between noon and 2 p.m. at Port Coquitlam, noon and 2:30 p.m. in Coquitlam and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Port Moody.

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Beginning this week, families may register at one of the locations below: • Port Moody Pacific Grace MB/Chinese Church rear downstairs at 2622 St. John’s St., Port Moody (across the alley from the Share Food Bank). • Fellowship Hall, Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St. (the corner of King Albert and Marmont Street), Coquitlam, Wednesdays and Fridays to Dec. 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue (corner of Prairie and Shaughnessy), Port Coquitlam, Wednesdays and Fridays only to Nov 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Note: After Nov. 29, registrations will continue at the Port Moody location. Registrants must apply in person with current I.D. and the following: • Proof of Address, such as a rental agreement or a recent utility bill • CareCards and / or Immigration Cards for all members of the family • Income Source, such as a cheque stub from MSD, E.I., CPP/ OAS, WCB No means test required — source of income is used for tracking purposes only.

Last year, Share Family and Community Services packed Christmas food hampers at the former Andrés Wines warehouse in Port Moody. This year, Share has moved its holiday packing to a smaller space on the Riverview Hospital grounds and is asking people to donate cash or gift cards to support the holiday toy shop program because it doesn’t have the space to store toys. Gift cards will be distributed through the annual toy shop program now registering at locations in Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. (Share will still welcome toys this year for those who prefer to donate that way.) How you can help to support Share this Christmas: • by making a financial donation; • by contributing food for the holiday hampers or a children’s gift or gift card for the toy shop; • or by hosting an event. More information can be found at www. sharesociety.ca or by emailing valerie.hutton@ sharesociety.ca.You can also donate on the website by clicking the Donate Now button.

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jobs this holiday season: • Office assistance: Greet donors, accept and record donations at the front counter, answer phones, photocopy and other office duties. • Christmas hamper packing: Put together food hampers of different sizes (must be able to lift heavy boxes). • Food sorting: Sort food donations into categories; work Involves organizing food donations, labelling and weighing food, lifting and carrying boxes, maintaining a clean work area and recycling boxes. • Truck drivers: Pick up food and toy donations, load and unload food boxes, ensure trucks are in good condition and assist with stocking and inventory. • Toy shop: Sort and process toy donations (this is a warehouse environment and does require some heavy lifting); volunteers are also needed to assist families during the Toy Shop visits. To volunteer, call Heather at 604-931-2451 or email heather.stacey@ sharesociety.ca. For more information, go to www. sharesociety.ca

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A32 Friday, November 22, 2013, Tri-City News

The I Am Someone Walk to End Bullying returns to Port Coquitlam on Sunday, Dec. 8 for a second year, bringing together the local and regional community to raise awareness and funds, and show support for anti-bullying resources and on-going community education. Children, teens, adults, and pets (on leashes) are invited to join friends and neighbours at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam to participate in the walk and help make a difference, one step at a time. Family favourites Bobs and Lolo, Jacob Gebrewold and She Laughs will be on hand to entertain. As well, there will be food and refreshments plus children’s activities. Broadcaster Chelsea Hobbis will the MC and the event is presented by Coquitlam Centre. The walk is being organized by the Port

Coquitlam-based I am Someone Ending Bullying Society, whose mission is to encourage, educate and empower individuals, businesses and communities to end bullying through community awareness and support, technology and advocacy. All proceeds from the walk and sale of promotional items will help support anti-bullying programs and initiatives through the society. Leigh Square next to PoCo city hall, and onsite registration for the walk begins at noon, with the start time at 1 p.m. Registration is also available at iamsomeone.ca. For information, email info@iamsomeone.ca.

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Giving warms the heart. Donating a coat can warm two at a time.

Learn from licensed professionals. Launch a successful career. Register now for the Winter 2014 Semester. Black Press is collecting coats for kids in support of the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Associations’ 18th Annual Coats for Kids Campaign to be held Nov 18 - Dec 6. Last year 1000’s of coats were collected by GVHBA members for distribution by the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and other agencies. (Scarves, gloves, toques and blankets also accepted.)

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Soroptimist International of the Tri Cities welcomes all business & professional women interested in making a difference in our community.

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Sign up & give peace YWCA Metro Vancouver is seeking sponsors to provide food and gift hampers to low-income single parent-led families this holiday season. YWCA’s Presents of Peace holiday hamper program has been matching donors with low-income families since 1997 and is an opportunity for a family or a group of friends or co-workers to give back during the season of giving. Sponsors are matched with a low-income families and provided with their “wish list.” Sponsors then shop for gifts and deliver the hamper to the family’s home. “It was a miracle to open the gifts on Christmas Day,” said Minna, a hamper recipient last year. “No one understands the guilt a parent feels when you cannot provide gifts for your child at Christmas time. The Presents of Peace was a godsend. I cannot stop smiling when I think about it.” YWCA Metro Vancouver is a registered charity, providing a range of integrated services for women and their families, and those seeking to improve the quality of their lives. From early learning and care to housing, health and fitness, employment services and leadership. For more information or to register, go to www. ywcavan.org/pop or call the POP hotline at 604895-5783.

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City of Coquitlam Business Licence Bylaw Public Open House Council for the City of Coquitlam has proposed a new bylaw that would replace Business Licence Bylaw No. 3882, 2007. Please join us at a public open house to share your comments and have your questions answered by City staff. Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Place: Council Chambers 3000 Guildf Guildford Way, Coquitlam A copy of the proposed bylaw and a supporting staff report can be inspected in person at the City Clerk’s Office, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. You can also see a copy of the bylaw and report by visiting the City’s website at coquitlam.ca/publicnotices For more information please contact: Andrea McDonald Manager, Bylaw, Licensing and Animal Services 604-927-7378

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It’s That Time of Year Again! Every year Soroptimist International of Tri-Cities offers cash grants to women and girls. The Women’s Opportunity Award gives women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Eligible applicants are women who: • Provide the primary financial support for their family. • Are enrolled in, or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program • Demonstrate financial need • Motivated to achieve their education and career goals Applications are available on the website: soroptimisttricities.org Deadline for completed applications: February 1st, 2014. The Violet Richardson Award Recognizes teen girls aged 14-17 for exemplary volunteer efforts in their community. Applications available on the website: soroptimisttricities.org Deadline for completed applications: December 1st, 2013 The Ruby Award (Women helping women and/or girls) Please send in the name of a woman in our community who, through her professional or volunteer efforts truly makes a difference in the lives of women and/or girls. sitricities@soroptimist.net Providing women in need of a hot meal, personal care items and gently used clothing in a friendly, social environment. Thanks To The

Soroptimists of Tri Cities are pleased to welcome new member Zeala Cortes

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

Wordsmiths, Twilight Tales and some tech help Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

a new writing group for writers of all levels. Meetings will be held on the first Saturday of every second month. For more information, visit www.fvrl. bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-9277999.

• Tri-City Wordsmiths Presents: “How Life ShapesYour Writing” with Annette LeBox on Saturday, Dec. 7. 2 to 4:30 p.m. The Maple Ridge writer, artist and environmentalist will give a PowerPoint presentation on the life experiences that inspired her stories and poems, and the writing and publishing process, including the role of an illustrator. LeBox is the author of Miss Rafferty’s

Rainbow Socks, The Princess who Danced with Cranes, Miracle at Willowcreek, Wild Bog Tea, Salmon Creek, Circle of Cranes and Peace is an Offering (coming in 2014). The meeting will conclude with refreshments and a chance to chat with the author and network with other local writers. Tri-City Wordsmiths is

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IMMIGRANT EXPO coming to VANCOUVER

Career, Education & Settlement Fair for Immigrants (Vancouver, November 13, 2013) — After three successful fairs in Toronto, Canadian Immigrant magazine and Scotiabank are proud to present their fourth Career, Education and Settlement Fair for newcomers to Canada, this time in Vancouver, B.C. The free, day-long immigrant expo will take place on Monday, December 16, 2013, at the Vancouver Public Library, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every year, thousands of immigrants arrive in Metro Vancouver, with great ambitions for their family’s future. However, many of them face culture shock about the realities of Canadian living — from continuing education to obtaining employment to getting settled into day-to-day life. The goal of the fair is to inform and motivate new Canadians as they begin and continue their settlement journey. It aims to provide essential information and tips on job hunting, accreditation, upgrading of education, settling in and more. “With a three-pronged approach of settlement, careers and education, our fair brings to life our mission to provide resources for new Canadians to succeed,” says Gautam Sharma, publisher of Canadian Immigrant. Various exhibitor booths will be located in the open, main promenade and lower-level rooms of the amazing venue, featuring information about colleges, training, settlement resources and careers/employers. In addition, there will be several interactive, speakers’ workshops led by experts in various fields of interest to new Canadians. Renowned diversity expert, former reporter and bestselling author Gobinder Gill will offer a keynote address on the “8 Key Steps to Getting Hired.” There will also be an interactive Accent Reduction Workshop with expert Andy Krieger. Other speakers will present discussions on foreign credentials, job search strategies, finances in Canada and more. Other highlights include an onsite resumé clinic run by Immigrant Services Society of B.C., where attendees can seek one-on-one help on how to write Canadian-style resumés. There will also be speed mentoring sessions to help newcomers get some face-to-face advice from immigrants who have walked in their shoes and succeeded in Canada. “Scotiabank is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Canadian Immigrant Career, Education & Settlement Fair,” said Winnie Leong, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President for the BC & Yukon Region. “We know that newcomers play a critical role in the Canadian workforce and economy, and this event provides newcomers with the tools and resources they need to begin building successful lives in Canada.” Space is still available for exhibitors. Those interested can contact: Alla Gordeeva, Canadian Immigrant magazine, telephone: 778.558.3397; email: alla@canadianimmigrant.ca.

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a relaxing half-hour of stories, songs and more in the Storytelling Circle. The final Twilight Tales for the season is Nov. 26. • Share English practice groups for adults (drop-in): Want to improve your English? Then come to the library’s ParkLane Room on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join other English learners in this free program put on by Share Family and Community Services. Participants will get to practise speaking English, make new friends and find out about your community. Call Share at 604-9363900 for information.

• Got a Question? “Just Ask”Your Library: Do you need help getting started on a homework assignment, are you looking for information on a particular topic, or are you just curious about something? Try “Just Ask”to chat live with a librarian and get an answer. The service is available Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get started by clicking on the“Ask a Librarian”link on PMPL’s home page. For more information, visit library.portmoody. ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100

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desk at 604-554-7330 to register. • Beginner internet: If you already feel confident using the mouse, sign up for a free beginner internet class on Dec. 3, 2 to 3 p.m. at the City Centre branch. Learn the basics of the internet and be surfing in no time. Registration is required as space is limited; call the reference desk at 604-5547330 to sign up. For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St. Follow us at:

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Children of Street AGM on Nov. 28 Children of the Street Society will host its annual general meeting and community social next week at Place Des Arts. A not-for-profit organization located in Coquitlam, Children of the Street recently celebrated its 18th anniversary of working for prevention of sexual exploitation of children and youth. The Nov. 28 event is open to community members who are interested in learning about Children of the Street Society and will provide an opportunity to highlight current programming, including a sample of the society’s schoolbased prevention and education program, Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of Others (TCO2). Last year, the society’s TCO2 delivered 626 workshops to 24,696 participants ages 11 to 18 years across British Columbia — the most

delivered in a single school year since the organization’s inception. The AGM and social run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Leonore Peyton Salon at Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam and are free to attend (and will include appetizers sponsored by Christine Catering Company). To attend, RSVP to Chrysabelle Choe at 604-777-7510 Ext. 105 or cchoe@childrenofthestreet.com. Children of the Street Society is a provincial not-for-profit organization whose mission is to take a proactive approach through public awareness, education and early intervention strategies to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth, while offering support to families. For more information visit childrenofthestreet.com.

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• Trinity United and St. Catherine’s Anglican churches are hosting Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo; event includes bake table, gourmet table, silent auction, luncheon and much more. • Royal Society of St. George Tri-Cities pre-Christmas lunch, 11:30 a.m.3:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Buffet menu includes roast turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable medley, dessert tea and coffee; cash bar open at noon serving seasonal specials and non-alcoholic juices. Tickets: $28 for RSSG members, $34 for guests. RSVP: Jayne at 604-464-3177. RSSG will also be collecting food or cash donations for the food bank, or wrapped gift for Share. Info: www.royalsocietyofstgeorgebc.com.

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• Christmas bazaar, 1-5 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam; free parking available underground and at the city hall parking lot off Burlington Drive. To book a table, call 604-927-4386.

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• District 25, TriCities Municipal Pension Retirees Association, 11 a.m., Pasta Polo restaurant, 2754 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam. All recipients of the Municipal Pension Plan are welcome.

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• Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club presentation night, visitors welcome. Stamp swap and shop at 7 p.m., stamp presentation after 8 p.m., McGee Room, Poirier community centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306.

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• DivorceCare“Surviving the Holidays”for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce, 7-9 p.m., Coquitlam Alliance Church, 2601 Spuraway Ave., Coquitlam. Seminar features practical suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counsellors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce. Info: Janice at 604-464-6744 or register online at www.cachurch.ca/divorcecar; cost: $5; let church know if you’ll need childcare. munity social, 6-8:30 p.m., Place Des Arts, 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam, in the Leonore Peyton Salon. The event is open to community members who are interested in learning about Children of the Street Society and will provide an opportunity to highlight current programming. The event is free and will include appetizers sponsored by Christine Catering Company. RSVP: Chrysabelle at 604 777 7510 Ext. 105 or cchoe@childrenofthestreet. com. Info: childrenofthestreet.com. • Heritage Evening in keeping with November’s military theme: presentation by Frank Smyth, who will share a Korean War veteran’s story of a visit to Korea 60 years after his last time there; 7 p.m., Heritage at Leigh Square, 2100–2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo. Info: pocoheritage.org.

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• Kiddies Korner Preschool flea market fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2221 Prairie Ave, PoCo; thrift sale, kids’ crafts and activities, cake walk, hourly door prizes, concession and a fire/police/search and rescue demonstration. Admission: $2 per person. All proceeds will go towards the preschool.

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• Port Moody Alanon Family Group open meeting, Wednesdays, 8 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604-461-6991.

• Irritable bowel syndrome support group meets monthly in PoMo to exchange information, to offer one another support, and to share experiences and coping strategies. Info: 604-875-4875 or www. badgut.org. • Al-Anon meets Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-688-1716. • TOPS chapters meet weekly at numerous Tri-City locations. For information on group near you: Gail, 604-941-8699. • Recovery International is a self-help, peer-to-peer support meeting for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. The goal is to help reduce symptoms by practising cognitive behaviour techniques. There is a group in PoCo. Info: Phyllis, 604-931-5945 or www. recoverycanada.ca. • Have you experienced the death of a loved one and found yourself strug-

gling? Gathering with others who have also experienced a loss is known to be one of the most helpful ways of coping with grief. Sharing your story is important to healthy healing. Crossroads Hospice Society is running closed grief support groups. Registration: call Castine, 604-949-2274. • Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Group meets at Crossroads Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Rd. and Heritage Mountain Blvd. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Park. Newcomers register by calling Castine at 604949-2274. • Christian 12-step group for people with alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, 948 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604939-6136 or www.hiscpc. org. • Coquitlam Support Group: Change, Crisis to Creativity meets Thursday evenings. Group meets twice a month to support one another through major changes, including unemployment, family crisis, death, illness, separation/ divorce, empty nest, retirement, etc., and working towards positive, creative lifestyle. Info: Mara, 604931-7070.

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• Fibromyalgia support group meets every fourth Thursday of each month at Dogwood Pavilion, 1 to 3 p.m., except December. Info: Joan, 604-944-2506. • Dogwood White Cane Club meets every Thursday from September to June, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Dogwood Pavilion. Those who are legally blind (registered with the CNIB) are welcome. • CancerConnection peer volunteers offer one-to-one information and emotional support to people living with cancer. Info: 1-888-939-3333. • Tri-Cities Caregiver Network gives caregivers a safe place to express and deal with their emotions and concerns. Group discussions, speakers and films are part of the program. Meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. • DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Alliance church, corner of Mariner and Spuraway, Coquitlam. Seminar sessions include “Facing my Anger,” “Facing my Loneliness,” “Depression” and “New Relationships.” Info: 604464-6744. • Living Room, a faithbased support group for people with mood disorders, their family and friends, put on by New Life community church and Mood Disorders Association of BC, first

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• The Compassionate Friends, Coquitlam Chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Como Lake United church (entrance at 1110 King Albert St., Coquitlam). The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, non-denominational, self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, grief education and hope for the future to all families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause. Info: Jane, 604-931-8026 or Sandra, coquitlam@tcfcanada.net. and third Tuesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m., 8765 Government St., Burnaby. Info: Mark, 604-939-9346 or Graeme, 604-444-1228. • TRICEPS, Tri-Cities Early Psychosis Support meets second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Eagle Ridge Hospital (Parklane Room), PoMo. TRICEPS is a non-profit support group providing education and support to parents, spouses and siblings whose family member has recently been diagnosed with psychosis.

• Women in Mid-life Self-help Group meets first and third Wednesdays of each month, Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam. Info: Lynne, 604-937-3946. • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre. Info: 604-936-2632. • PoCo Stroke Recovery Branch would like to welcome new members; meetings are held Mondays,

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Wilson Centre, PoCo. There is opportunity for speech maintenance, meeting others that have gone through the similar situation and light exercises or bocce. Info: Deanna, 604-9422334. • LifeRing Secular Recovery support group is being established in Coquitlam. Info: 604-3771364; lifering@shaw.ca, www.unhooked.com, www. lifering.com. • B.C. Schizophrenia Society meets the second Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m., McGee Room, Poirier rec centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-931-2120. • Coquitlam Women’s Transition House is an emergency shelter for physically and/or emotionally abused women and their children. Info: 604464-2020. • AA at Como Lake United church Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam.

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Decorating and dazzling your home for the holidays By Kerry Vital

Holiday decorations are multiplying in the malls and Christmas carols are already playing on the radio. Festive parties are being planned, and it’s time to start considering how you’ll be decorating your home. If you’re looking for inspiration, the West Coast Christmas Show at Abbotsford’s Tradex will offer plenty of it. As one of

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Western Canada’s largest holiday season shows, it won’t be hard to find what you’re looking for and maybe learn some new tricks for making your home sparkle. One of the biggest trends in holiday decor this year is nontraditional colours. “Everyone knows of the classic Christmas colours: red, green, gold,” says Sarah McNeil, designer at Fluff Design & Decor. “This year, we’re going to show you some new ideas.” Fluff Design & Decor is one of the main stage presenters at this year’s show. “You need to keep it simple,” says McNeil. “Everyone

has seen a house where ... it looks overdone. Less is more.” “Everyone is so busy during the holiday season and it’s easy to get overwhelmed or go overboard,” says Leanne Droder of Clayfun Creations. “For years I went crazy decorating for Christmas and it would stress me out if I didn’t get it all done, ... Once I started concentrating on the things that meant the most to me or I truly loved, then decorating became something to look forward to again.” Flowers are always an integral part of any holiday display, whether it’s a poinsettia or a contemporary table centrepiece. “When you’re looking for a poinsettia, make sure it has a nice, deep, rich colour and lots of leaves,” says Tony Hui of 99 Nursery and Florist. “The leaves should be dark green. If the leaves are yellow and the berries fall off, that’s a stressed plant.” The West Coast Christmas Show takes place from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.westcoastchristmasshow.com.

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Adding up the perfect little details at Regan’s Walk By Kerry Vital

Marcon is bringing its signature style to West Coquitlam with Regan’s Walk, a condominium development that offers a lot more than just beautiful homes. “Marcon is always aiming for perfection,” says sales manager Celia Chiu. “You can definitely see the difference in a Marcon home.” Regan’s Walk showcases plenty of that perfection.

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“It’s all the little details,” says Chiu. “I’ve never seen any other developer pay so much attention to details.” Among those little details are a motionsensor light underneath the bathroom vanity that allows you to illuminate the space just enough to be able to see what you’re doing without having to turn on the overhead lights; something especially convenient at night. Another particularly special detail that Chiu notes are the USB charging stations in most homes that are integrated seamlessly into the kitchen and bedroom. “These kind of things go a long way,” says Chiu. “It really demonstrates the quality of these homes.” Nine-foot ceilings and huge windows contribute to the open, airy feel of the homes. Buyers are able to choose between two colour schemes, Grey and Natural, giving you the ability to make your place fit your personal

style just a bit more. Wide-plank laminate flooring throughout the main living areas and modern scrolled level-loop nylon carpeting throughout the bedrooms give you that extra touch of elegance. Other quality finishings include stainlesssteel appliances in the kitchen, complemented by the modern thermafoil cabinetry, with Shaker uppers in Euro White and eased edge square-profile lowers in either Covaren Crystal or Miltown Oak, and solid quartz countertops. The bathrooms feature their own solid quartz countertops, along with Euro White Shaker cabinetry, a deep soaker tub and convenient vanities. You’ll also find a steelframed mirror with brushed steel accent light bar and a full-height tile tub and shower surround. The 71 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes are available in a wide range of

floorplans encompassing approximately 629 to over 1,000 square feet. Generous patios and terraces extend your living space outside, and select ground-level homes include a street entry gate for added convenience. Meanwhile, some of the south-facing third- and fourthfloor homes feature stunning views. Homeowners will have access to an outdoor amenity space, including a children’s play area. You’ll find the future Evergreen Line just three minutes away, as well as shopping, dining, education and recreation opportunities within easy walking distance. “This neighbourhood is definitely growing,” says Chiu. “Regan’s Walk is immersed in this emerging little city.” Buyers will be able to take possession of their new home in mid-2015. Available homes at Regan’s Walk start at $229,900. For more information, visit www.reganswalk.ca, call 604-492-0222 or stop by the sales centre, located at Burquitlam Plaza, 408-522 Clarke Road, Coquitlam, open daily (except Fridays) between noon and 5 p.m.

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TRI-CITY SPORTS

CONTACT email: sports@tricitynews.com phone: 604-472-3035 • fax: 604-944-0703

Rockwood catches eye of Central Scouting By Dan Ebenal The Tri-CiTy News

He’s right at home on the ice and wraps more gifts than Santa Claus, but June 27 is the date that’s marked on Adam Rockwood’s calendar. The nifty Coquitlam Express centre is one of nine B.C. Hockey League players listed by NHL Central Scouting in advance of the 2014 NHL entry draft set for June 27 and 28 in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Centre. “It was definitely a goal of mine to at least get drafted this year. That’s a good first step but there’s still a long way to go,” said the 18-year-old Coquitlam product. Rockwood currently sits in the top-10 for BCHL scoring and his 26 assists are the most in the league. “His creativity offensively is just unreal. His vision is second to none,” said Express head coach Barry Wolff. “There’s not too many guys around who have his play-making ability.” Rockwood said he’s always looked to pass first going back to his days playing out of the North Shore Winter Club.

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Adam Rockwood works the give-and-go with linemate Corey Mackin in Sunday’s game against the Victoria Grizzlies. The BCHL assist leader is on the NHL’s radar for the 2014 entry draft. “I think it’s to a fault sometimes,” said the Express’ top rookie award winner for 2012/13. “I definitely have to look to shoot more. I’m trying to incorporate that into my game a little more but I’ve always been a set-up guy.”

Rockwood’s play-making talents were on display in his final year of midget where he racked up 16 goals and 70 assists with the Vancouver NE Chiefs. He notched six goals and 20 assists in 46 games with the Express last year.

Rockwood’s already surpassed that point total this year, thanks in large part to the chemistry he’s developed with Corey Mackin who leads BCHL rookies with 15 goals and 12 assists. “[Mackin] found at the beginning of the year

to just bounce the puck off me and I bounce the puck off him and he just kind of goes to the net with his stick on the ice,” said Rockwood. “I like working the corners with him and he’s really tricky with his stick and so am I.”

Th at q u i c k s t a r t brought an invite to the Canada West selection camp for the 2013 World Junior A Challenge. While Rockwood didn’t make the final squad, he did suit up for Canada We s t at t h e C J H L Prospects Showcase in

Yarmouth, N.S. where he notched a pair of assists. “I thought it was unfortunate I didn’t make the team but I went there and had a pretty good time,” said the 5’ 10” 175-pounder. While his favourite player is Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockwood said his style best compares to the Canucks’ Henrik Sedin. “I have similar stats and I feel like he kind of waits and sets up for the perfect shot and not just shoot right away,” he said. “He has his brother to go to and I always try and find a linemate to play off like Mackin.” The Central Scouting list rated all the BCHL prospects as fourthround picks or lower and also included Coquitlam’s Jeff Wight who plays for the Merritt Centennials. Rockwood will be on the ice tonight when the Express host the Penticton Vees at 7 p.m. Friday’s game will be dedicated to the Coquitlam Comets, the original local junior franchise, and their longtime owner and general manager Sandy Michie. sports@tricitynews.com

Riverside, Pinetree on to provincials By Dan Ebenal The Tri-CiTy News

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Coquitlam Adanac Keegan Rittinger checks J. Baker with Ridge Meadows in a Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League matchup. Coquitlam cruised to victory in Sunday’s game.

The Riverside Rapids punched their ticket to the AAAA girls provincial volleyball championships. Riverside lost 3-1 to top-ranked South Delta in Monday’s gold medal match at the Fraser Valley championships. “The team is excited about the opportunity to compete at the provincials,” said Riverside coach Bryan Gee. “The team is competing hard and playing as one unit, exactly what we wanted at this point in the season” Riverside knocked off

Earl Marriott in a marathon five-set match to advance to Monday’s final. “The girls demonstrated maturity and confidence, and were able to compete hard throughout the five-set match. The team is learning how to stay positive and focussed during the most intense times in the match,”said Gee. Pinetree fell 3-0 to Elgin Park in the bronze medal match. “I’m extremely proud of how they’ve all learned to work together, as that has been a huge factor in their success over the last few weeks,” said Pinetree coach Serene Lau.

Chirstine Anderson and Taryn Toscani of Riverside and Pinetree’s Emily Maglio were named tournament allstars. Riverside and Pinetree will both advance to the provincials set for Nov. 28-30 in Penticton. Heritage Woods finished seventh in the Valleys and play in a tournament this weekend to earn a back-door entry to the provincials. On the boys’ side, Centennial fell to Sequam in the match for fifth place and the final provincial berth. The Riverside junior girls earned a spot in this weekend’s provincial

championships with a second place showing at the Fraser Valley championships. Riverside were defeated in straight sets by Pacific Academy in the finals. “It was disappointing to be unable to put up more of a fight but it was a learning experience for us,” said coach Alym Makhani. “Every time we play them we learn from it and get better. Hopefully the lessons we learn from this loss will help us when we see them a the provincials.” Power hitter Josie Mrak was chosen as a tournament all-star. sports@tricitynews.com

COQUITLAM METRO-FORD SOCCER PLAYERS of the WEEK ScoreCMOFSnCeTeam! FEMALE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

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ANNELISE DENNY

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Always the hardest working player in every game Annelise Denny is an inspiration to her teammates as she sets the example of the work-rate needed to be successful on the field. She backs this up with fantastic skill and great awareness of the game. Annelise was a force in Under 17 Division 2 Edge’s recent game versus West Coast Impact. Edge was unlucky not to be up at the half based upon several great runs by Annelise and set ups of her strikers for breakaways in the first half. Edge continued to pressure at the start of the second half and as usual Annelise could be counted on to provide skilled marking and support at virtually any running position on the field. A short bench was the killer for Edge as they ran out of gas late in the second when a bad bounce allowed the first Impact goal. Attempting to equalize, Edge pressed the attack only to see a quick counter dash their hopes of the equalizer. For her amazing effort and skill game in and game out, ANNELISE DENNY has been named the COQUITLAM METRO-FORD FEMALE PLAYER OF THE WEEK.

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A North Coquitlam United player challenges his Surrey CCB Tigers opponent for the ball in a Fraser Valley U21 game Saturday at Charles Best field. North Coquitlam won the game 5-1

Gunners gain hold on divisions T h e Po r t M o o dy Lordco Gunners men’s teams sit atop three of four divisions. The Premier team took over top spot with a 3-0 shutout over North Delta in a first-place showdown last Friday night. M a rc o s d a S i l va opened the scoring and six minutes later Andrew Celenza slotted home the insurance marker off a great counter-attack. Vaughn Andrews finished the scoring with his seventh goal in the past six games. David Robson anchored a stingy backline in the convincing win. In Division 1 action, the Gunners scored twice in the final 10 minutes to upend the North Coquitlam Revolution 2-1. After going down to 10 men, Nima Ranji fed Jake Hoedel for a breakaway goal. Ranji then capped an awesome run by Jack Livesey to notch the winner in the 89th minute.  Corey Sayers turned in a strong performance in goal. Four U21 call-ups helped the Division 3 Gunners get past the

Langley United Benders 4-2 Saturday. The win puts the Gunners in first place with an 8-1-1 record. Langley opened the scoring but Ian Favelle quickly brought Port Moody even. In his first game, U21 call-up Edi Bogere scored on a beautiful effort to knot the game 2-2 and then converted a penalty kick 15 minutes later for his second of the game. Shaun Leong put the game away with a wellhit free kick. Call-ups Nick Leonard, Jordan Bordignon and Sepehr Ghanipour helped anchor a back line that saw Nathan McKinnon return to action after being out since early September. Julian Katz notched his league-leading eighth goal to help the U21 Gunners remain unbeaten with a 2-1 win over Aldergrove. David Suh opened the scoring with a tap-in after Santiago Vasquez undressed the Aldergrove defence. T h e Po r t M o o dy RedCaps gave the goalposts a workout in a

3-3 draw against the Coquitlam Metro Ford Fury in U16 Division 1 soccer on the weekend. Former Fury player Yutaka Yen staked the RedCaps to a 1-0 lead. However, the Fury took advantage of some poor marking and a lack of defensive effort to pull ahead 2-1 at the half. After hitting a goal post and crossbar, the RedCaps were able to pull even when Brad Gregory scored following a huge effort by Kyle Winslow and Connor Wong. Anton Pisaryk restored the lead for the RedCaps who saw shots again bounce off the post and crossbar. Poor positioning allowed the Fury to notch the equalizer with only minutes to play. Injuries took their toll and the Port Moody Quicksilver who fell 2-1 to the Vancouver United FC Westside Warriors in U17 girls Division 2 action. With four players sidelined and another three playing injured, regular goalkeeper Ellie Langr was forced into action at midfield. Brazilian

import Gabi Marques scored her first goal to give the Quicksilver a 1-0 lead at half. The Warriors turned up the pressure in the second half, breaking down the Quicksilver’s tough defence anchored by Jenna Jessa, Lori Jiang and Kailin Babey. Sydney LeGoff earned player-of-the-match honours for making numerous saves after being forced into goal from her normal role of attacker. A late rally by CMF TnT fell just short in U15 girls action Sunday. M i d f i e l d e r Ke i s h a Markiewicz raced down the left side to score with two minutes left as TnT were edged 2-1 by AGFC United. TnT failed to capitalize on a number of scoring chances. Tessa Weimer was thwarted on a penalty kick and Nicole Chursinoff missed the mark by inches on the rebound off of a corner kick by Weimer. The United keeper just managed to get a fingertip on a shot by Risako Kazemi, sending it just wide of the goal.

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ground to pace the Chargers to a 21-0 lead heading into the fourth

quarter. Shuen and Liam Stewart rounded out the Coquitlam scoring in the fourth quarter. Darrel Gelera, Malvin Lee, Rylan Smaaslat and Liam Burgess led the Charger defence that kept Richmond bottled up throughout the game. Shuen picked up MVP honours while Stewart was given the award for team spirit.

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Central Creek Construction Refinish & Sand Hardwood Floors. BBB / WCB 604-773-7811 centralcreek@gmail.com www.centralcreek.com POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

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

Ph: 604-469-2331

caregiving@plea.bc.ca 604.708.2628 w w w. p l e a . c a

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

Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities” HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840 .Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

RENOVATIONS

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

INTERIOR / EXTERIOR

RETAINING WALLS BASEMENTS ADDITIONS FORMING - FRAMING STAIRS - DECKS - FENCE WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit *CLEANING *REPAIRS 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE

~ FULLY INSURED ~

Call Tim 604-612-5388

Quality Work Guaranteed

GUTTER CLEANING

INSURED / WCB / LICENSED

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

604-512-9947

Call Ian 604-724-6373

M.S. Rad Construction Inc.

ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627

www.msrconstruction.net

GUTTER CLEANING $95 ONLY Window Cleaning - Exterior - $65: Houses under 2500 sq. ft. Satisfaction guaranteed. 604.861.6060

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

GARDENING

Yard Maintenance Hedge Trimming Tree Pruning Lawn Cuts S Weeding Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed.

. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280 MIKE 604-961-1280

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

Prompt Delivery Available

Dean 604-834-3076

7 Days / Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

06951 Electrician Lic. Low cost. PANEL CHANGE. Big/small jobs. Residential/ Comm. 604-374-0062

✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Gravel ✶ Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

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

meadowslandscapesupply.com

(604)465-1311

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HELP WANTED

10% OFF when you Mention this ad HARDI RENO SVS. *Plumbing *Tile *Drywall*Paint*More! 778-865-4072 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

❞A ALL RESIDENTIAL❞

* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

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HELP WANTED

Central Creek Construction Specialize in Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. BBB / WCB 604-773-7811 centralcreek@gmail.com www.centralcreek.com HOME REPAIRS, renovations, plumbing, electrical, carpentry & painting. Reas rates. 604-945-7099.

MOON CONSTRUCTION BUILDING SERVICES • Additions • Renovations • New Construction Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.

604-218-3064 130

HELP WANTED

Advertising Sales Consultant

The Chilliwack Progress has an immediate opening for a full-time Advertising Manager, reporting to the Publisher.

The Chilliwack Progress, a twice-weekly, awardwinning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales consultant.

The successful candidate will lead a professional sales team with a strong mandate to grow both print and online revenue. They will strive to build a team that will be one of the best in the industry.

We are looking for a motivated self-starter that can thrive in a competitive sales environment.

This individual will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the advertising team, developing and managing new products and exceeding the department’s sales targets. The Advertising Manager will work closely with the Creative Services Manager to provide the best results for advertising clients. Developing relationships with community leaders and businesses is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be innovative and energetic and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment. They will be both creative and entrepreneurial in nature with a proven sales record. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary and benefits package. The Chilliwack Progress, first published in 1891, is currently a twice-weekly award winning community newspaper. We are a part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with newspapers in both Canada and the Untied States. Please send a resume with cover letter to publisher@theprogress.com by 5:00 pm Sunday December 1, 2013, to: Carly Ferguson, Publisher by email: publisher@theprogress.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING

S S S S

ELECTRICAL

HELP WANTED

287

RENO & REPAIR

287 281

Call John 778-867-8785

130

GARDENING

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

FREE ESTIMATES

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PEDRO’S Contracting & Drainage. Landscaping, Water Lines & Cement work. Call 604-468-2919. BAJ EXCAVATING DEMO, Sewer, storm, drainage, remove concrete & blacktop, old house drainage. Call 604-779-7816.

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

DRAIN Tiles, Sewer, Water Video Inspection, Jack Hammering, Hand Excavating CALL TOBIAS 604.782.4322

Advertising Manager

Ph: 604-941-3277

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 25 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement EXCELLENT REF’S -WCB Insured

DESIGN

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

WESTWOOD CONCRETE WE SERVICE ALL AREAS • Stamped Concrete • Forming • Patios, Pools & Decks • Removal / Repairs • Custom Design • Bobcat & Mini Excavator

UNIQUE CONCRETE

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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

101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

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Placing & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates. coastalconcrete.ca

HERFORT CONCRETE

182 171

CONCRETE & PLACING

Free Estimates 604-813-6949

PERSONAL SERVICES

9038 2281 Argue St 2287 Argue St 2381 Argue St 2387 Argue St Other routes not listed may be avail. Please call to enquire. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation @ 604-472-3042 and quote the route number.

.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

CLEANING SERVICES

BEST CLEANERS

YARD PERSON, F/T

8504 801-836 Lonlac St 804-826 Gatensbury St 1189-121 Brisbane Ave 1205-1221 Lamerton Ave

9168 1610-1692 Windermere Pl 1718-1840 Heather Ave (even) 1720-1863 Windermere Ave 1735-1863 Lincoln Ave (odd) 3706-3826 Wellington St 3708-3758 Oxford St (even)

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MAIDS R’ US

The following routes are now available to deliver the News in the TriCity area 6194 4-41 Hickory Dr. 45 Fernway Dr. 47-167 Fernway Dr.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients through superior customer service and strong sales skills. They will be expected to keep up with a high demand for developing new business, employing extensive prospecting and cold-calling techniques. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to regular deadlines will be important for success. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspaper across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with cover letter by 5:00 pm Sunday December 1, 2013, to: Carly Ferguson, Publisher by email: publisher@theprogress.com Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

No phone calls please. The Chilliwack

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 372

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

Robert J. O’Brien

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

604-728-5643

CALL 604-937-0203

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Residential & Commercial “Award Winning Renovations” 32 Years of Experience

604-728-3009

SUNDECKS

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A name you can trust

HOME REPAIRS

Call: (604)518-0974

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Free Estimates!

Call: Chris 604-351-5001 *Pros *Reliable *Refs. avail.

www.prestigepainters.ca

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TREE SERVICES

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

Tar & Gravel DAsphalt D Interlocking shingles DTorch-on Membrane D Laminated shingles

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

Meadows Landscape Supply

RENTALS

604-467-6065

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

706

www.skyviewroofingltd.com Fall Special 15% Off. 604-317-4729

MOVING & STORAGE

356

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

www.affordablemoversbc.com .Can-Pro Paint & Drywall. 3 rooms $250. Over 25 yrs of quality service. Insured/Free Est. 604-7717052

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576

B.J. (Brad) Curtis B.A.

Ph: 604-942-4383

www.pro-accpainting.com

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

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

Serving Tri City 33 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days

Starting from $99.00

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6 - 50 Yard Bins

Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

PAVING/SEAL COATING

JUNK REMOVAL

ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304

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By RECYCLE-IT!

• Furniture • Appliances • Electronics • Junk/Rubbish • Construction Debris • Drywall • Yard Waste • Concrete • Everything Else! **Estate Clean-Up Specialists**

PLUMBING

PIANOS & HOT TUBS NO PROBLEM!

LOCAL PLUMBER $45 Service Call Plumbing, Heating, Plugged Drains. Mustang Plumbing 778-714-2441

PETS 477

PETS

CAIRN TERRIER Puppies. Home raised, Shots, dewormed. $450. 778-808-0570, 604-859-1724 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies, CKC, vet check, great family pets and hunting companions. Avail. Dec 24. $650. 604-703-5744 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILER Puppies. ready Dec. 1st. $1000/firm. (778)899-3326 TOY POODLE PUP 6 weeks old. Male, white with black markings $700. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 YELLOW LAB PUPS. 3 females. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

604.587.5865

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

www.recycleitcanada.ca FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

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

Fisher Painting & Power Washing Quality workmanship. Dave 604-931-4399, 778-839-0545

ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899

2 bdrm - $1250- $1275 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

Call 604-944-2963 Coquitlam:

Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets.

Family owned & operated for 40 yrs. (604)936-5755 COQUITLAM

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

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

Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

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

2 HUNGRY PAINTERS. Int/Ext, In the area 35 yrs. Power wash. Refs. WCB. Free Est. 604-467-2532

FALL INTERIOR SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

www.tkhaulaway.com

Scott 604-891-9967

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD - Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

604-572-3733

www.paylesspropainting.com

329 PAINTING & DECORATING ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Pay-Less Pro Painting

APARTMENT/CONDO

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers”

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

604-537-4140

752

RENAISANCE ON SHAW 555 Shaw Avenue, Coquitlam Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments very close to Lougheed mall and sky train station. Contact manager, Nova at: 604-618-7467 or email novashaw@shaw.ca

CHEAP

Certified, Insured & Bonded RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins.

bcclassified.com

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COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

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

~PET FRIENDLY~ Available Immediately ~also apartments available~

Call 604-942-2012 www.coquitlampropertyrentals.ca

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1097/mo - $1199/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

TRANSPORTATION

604.220.JUNK(5865)

ALTO CONN SAX $495. 604-859-5925 PIANO. Mason & Risch Toronto Comes with bench. Low standing. Good condition $600. 604-854-5929

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

REAL ESTATE 609

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

APARTMENT/CONDOS

ZERO

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

DOWN PAYMENT Why Rent? When you can own this 2 bdrm condo in PoCo for as little as $238 approx weekly. You could qualify with $4200/month income OAC. Call France 604-720-8943

Re/Max Masters Realty

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

AUTO FINANCING

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

COQUITLAM, Mallardville 2 bdrm bsmt. Utils incl, shrd w/d, close to schls/bus/shops. Avail Dec 1st. $850/mo. N/S. 604-937-3902 PORT MOODY bright, very clean 3 bdr, w/1bdr inlaw ste, 1700s/f, wetbar, 2baths, w/d,awesome deck, f/p ns/np, $1600 +utils. 604-283-9055.

HOMES FOR RENT

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

GREAT LOCATION COQUITLAM Centre, nr schls/college. 5Bdrm, 2baths, recroom, storage, lrg yrd. $1700. 604-939-0273. MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 2 Bdrm small Heritage house. Total new looks with brand new furnace with heat pump, air filtration & air cond, new wiring, plumbing, W/D, F/S window coverings, covered patio, fenced backyard w/playhouse & shed, gated. N/S, pet ok $1275. Ref’s a Must. 12219-227th St. Call: (604)467-4583 Maple Ridge character very clean 3 bdrm rancher 1/4 acre 2 lge shed ns/np Dec1. $1450. 604-941-3259 MAPLE RIDGE Rancher - Laity St. 3 bdrms, 2baths, large yard & shop. Near schools & transit. $1500. Avail Dec 1st or Jan1st. (604)463-9725.

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PITT MEADOWS, 3 bdrm house Nr bus & shops. $1250/mo. Avail now. (604)763-2808

750

COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

SUITES, LOWER

BURNABY: Metrotown - Lrg 2 bdrm g/l. full bath, F/P. N/S N/P. $950 inc util. 604-837-5795/604-451-5795

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1 & 2 Bdrms $790/$875 GREAT LOCATION

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

COQUITLAM CENTRE large, clean bright, newly reno’d ground level 1 Bdrm & den with 2 full baths, w/d. Ns/np,no parties. $925/mo incl utils. Avail now. Ph: 604-240-2262 2008 PONTIAC VIBE White, meticulously maintained, air, auto, very clean. Higher kms (mostly highway), drives great. $4995/obo. 604-575-5347

COQUITLAM Mundy Prk 2bdr gr/lvl full bath, shared laundry. N/S, avail Dec1. $925 incl utils. 604-617-3599

COQUITLAM: Ranch Park - 1 bdrm - brand new bsmt suite. Priv entry. Walking distance to bus station & Coquitlam Centre. Suit single person. N/P, $800/month inc hot water, heat & laundry. Avail. now. (604)992-7413 or 604-992-5386 COQUITLAM, Westwood Plateau. Newer, lrg 2 bdrm g/l ste, 1000 s/f, greenbelt, w/view, full bath, w/d, nr bus, pri bkyrd. Dec. 1st. $870 incl cable/internet/utils. (604)468-7673.

PORT COQ n/side. 2Bd gr/lvl suite, sep ent, f/p, laund, nr all amens. n/s n/p, $855 +1/3 utils. 604-306-1701. PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm grnd lvl suite, sep entry, shared laundry, ample storage, near all amens. N/S, N/P. Avail now. $775/mo incl hydro & gas. Call 778-883-6706. PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. suite, grnd. lvl., large & bright. N/P N/S. Sep. entry. Avail now. $750/mo. incl. utils.,cable & int. 604-323-3580 PORT COQUITLAM 2 Bdrm, newer hse, sep entry, new bthrm, fresh paint, N/P, $950 incl all utils. Dec 1. (604) 722-5470, 552-0602

604-463-2236 604-463-7450

PORT Coquitlam 2 bdrm, nr amens fncd yrd, pri entr. NS/NP. $875 incl utils/net. No lndry. 604-725-3409

12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

PORT COQUITLAM: new 2 bdrm. close to schools & bus. Storage. $975/m inc hydro. Cat ok. Avl. now. Smoking ok outside. 604-690-0564

PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail Dec 1. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 778-355-1808, 604-469-9100,

CARS - DOMESTIC

Coquit. Harbour Chimes 1 bdrm brand new. inc heat/alarm, granite counters n/p. $950: 604-788-1275

MAILLARDVILLE. Clean 1 bdrm main lvl. Priv entry. strg, prkg, incl ht/hydro. N/S. Avl now. Small cat neg. $700/mo. 604-937-7161 aft. 4. MAPLE RIDGE

AUTO SERVICES

Mobile Mechanic Do small auto repairs - brakes, tune-ups etc. All work guaranteed. Have toolswill travel. 604-308-8073

COQUITLAM - Parkridge Estates. Bright 1 bdrm +den, sep laundry. Refs req’d, suit mature resp tenant. Ns/np, avail Dec 1st. $875 incl utils, cable & internet. Call 604-944-3330

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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

MISC. FOR SALE

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

Hauling Anything..

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

APPLIANCES

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

EXTRA

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm townhouses in quiet family complex, no pets. From $965/mo. Call 604-942-2277.

604-464-3550

736

SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD.

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

S Incl heat/ht water, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shoping/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

715 803 LOUGHEED HWY. Country cottage in the city. 1100 sq.ft., 6371sf. lot, PRivate yard. $479K. David @ Re/Max 604-328-8250

All types of Roofing Repairs Free Estimates

$59.00 Per Ton

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

RENOVATED 1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925

SUITES, LOWER

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

removal done RIGHT!

EAGLE ROOFING

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

PORT COQUITLAM

RENOVATED SUITES

750

Port Coquitlam N.Side, 2 bdrm ste $850/mo incl utils. NS/NP. Avail Dec 1. 604-9443019. 604-351-5838

810

GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

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

$45/Hr

COQUITLAM/ POCO/PT. MOODY

APARTMENT/CONDO

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

COMPLETE Roofing Ltd. Repairs & gutters, all roofs. WCB, BBB, Reas guaranteed. Sr Disc. 604-725-0106

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

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706

RENTALS

PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833

MISC SERVICES

604-465-1311

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

651

Prestige Painters •Condos •Townhomes •House Interiors

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

~ 25% off with this ad ~

INTERIORS: Baths (reno’s/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSATILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

627

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

Free estimates, Seniors Disc, high quality, low cost, WCB. (free baseboard painting)

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222

FOR SALE BY OWNER

COQUITLAM TOWNHOME Guildford & Eagleridge 3 Bdrm + den. $284,500. Call 604-492-4655. pborowski1@shaw.ca

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

STARBRUSH PAINTING

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

625

RENTALS

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

.

288

REAL ESTATE

Port Coquitlam N. new above grnd 1 bdrm ste ns/np Nr ament $750 incl util $950 furn 604-825-4114

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1997 CAMRY, 4 dr 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, aircared, mint cond. $3400 obo. 604-936-1270

845

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2013 MODEL LIQUIDATION 2013 FIESTA S

Sedan, 1.6L TIVCT engine, manual transmission #13FI6385

13,593*

$

25,091*

$

2013 ESCAPE SEL

Technology package, 2.0L Ecoboost Engine, panoramic roof, navigation, 18” alloy wheels, parking package #13ES0937

The best prices of the year combined with the best customer service in Canada makes YOU the winner.”

29,947*

2013 TAURUS SEL

2013 F-150 S/CREW XLT

21,249*

“No one will sell a new 2013 Ford for less.

$

33,999*

XLT, Sync media system, 2.0L I4 engine, automatic transmission #13TR4032

$

16,916*

Power liftgate, reverse sensing, winter package, panoramic roof #13CM5469

$

2013 TRANSIT CONNECT

2.5L I4 IVCT engine, automatic transmission, loads of power options #13FI0317

$

2013 CMAX HYBRID SE

AWD, upgraded sound system, reverse sensing, 19” wheels, spoiler, navigation, moonroof, leather seats #13TA2562

2013 FUSION S

2013 FOCUS SE

Hatchback, power group, winter package, heated seats, 16” alloy wheels #13FO8259

33,066*

$

2013 EDGE SEL

AWD, MyFord Touch, Sync Media System, reverse camera, panormamic roof, Canadian Comfort Package, 20” Chrome wheels #13ED2683

Ryan Kesler

2013 F-150 S/CREW FX4

38,758*

$

2013 F-150 S/CREW KING RANCH

4X4 – FX4 package, rear camera, heated/ 4X4 – King Ranch™ package, 3.5L 4X4 – XLT package, trailer tow package, cooled seats, FX luxury package, power Ecoboost engine, chrome package, max 5.0L V8 Engine, bedliner sliding rear window, moonroof, trailer tow package, power folding/ #13F13413 navigation, bedliner telescoping mirrors, bedliner

32,682*

$

#13F12232

43,502*

$

#13F18408

54,589*

$

2013 EXPEDITION MAX LIMITED

Fully loaded, power running boards, air leveling suspension, remote start. 2 TO CHOOSE FROM

#13EP3073

59,958*

$

1-866-851-5057

LOUGHEED HWY

N

PITT RIVER

METRO FORD

Dlr# 5231 Metro Motors Ltd.

COQ. CENTRE

COQ. RIVER

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2 BLOCKS EAST

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THE ALL NEW

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SHAUGHNESSY

All prices are plus taxes and $499 documentation charge.  In all cases, all rebates are applied to the prices (including Ford’s Winter Safety Package rebate, and delivery allowances if applicable).

2505 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY


The Tri-City News, November 22, 2013