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Red noses, warm hearts and safe rides home By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam RCMP will be stepping up its drinking and driving CounterAttack program

this winter but holiday revellers have plenty of options to get home safe. There are designated drivers, public transit and taxis. And this season, as in past Christmas

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seasons, many Tri-City residents will turn to Operation Red Nose, a bydonation campaign that kicks off this weekend. see RED NOSE, page A13

• Operation Red Nose operates in the Tri-Cities every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., Nov. 29 to Dec. 21, with an additional day on New Year’s Eve. Those who need a ride in the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and New West should call 778-866-6673. More information: operationnezrouge.com/en/region/tri-cities.

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Residents of a Coquitlam apartment building hit by fire on Saturday met with property management and city officials on Monday.

Apt. fire kills one, displaces dozens By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

One woman died in a fire early Saturday that started in her apartment. And now, some of the residents of the Howie Avenue building have been allowed to return home, although it could be months before the building can be fully occupied. see SOME, page A7

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Two-and-a-half-year-old Nelly Skoda and dad Martin get a closeup look at the northern saw-whet owl Snoopy at the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue display set up for the recent 14th annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival.

Burrard Thermal plant will close Port Moody has concerns about lost property taxes By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

An aerial photo of the Burrard Thermal power plant.

The shutdown of a 50-year-old power generating station on Port Moody’s north shore will result in a $1.2-million hit

to the city’s coffers — the equivalent of 4% of the city’s total tax intake. Mothballing of the natural gas-fired power plant that provides emergency back-up power in periods of peak demand was announced Tuesday by Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett as part of a 10-year strategy to keep electricity rates low, and ensure

the province has enough power to supply a growing population and resource sector. (A ministry spokesperson said shutting Burrard Thermal will save $14 million per year.) Burrard Thermal will still be used for the next few years to stabilize power for transmission purposes and continue to

Your Hydro rates will go up 28% over the next five years: page A14 provide about $300,000 in grants in lieu of taxes to Port Moody, according to PoMo Mayor Mike Clay. But most of its functions will be shut down in 2016, raising concerns

about tax implications to the city and about how the region would handle a blackout should a natural disaster take out power lines. see EMERGENCY, page A14


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HOW THEY VOTED COQUITLAM CITY COUNCIL: NOV. 25/13 MEETING

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Schools prepping for winter conditions Rain is expected soon but sD43 is ready for snow By Diane Strandberg THe TRi-CiTY News

School District 43 is ramping up its extreme weather protocol to make sure parents and students know what to do if a cold snap leads to snow. Families are being encouraged to visit the district’s website (www. sd43.bc.ca) and stay in touch with local radio stations (CKNW AM 980 radio, CKWX 1130 radio and CBC 690) in case of extreme weather; tricitynews.com will also publish weather alerts. Although rain, not snow, is expected this week, the district still has

to be prepared, said assistant superintendent Carey Chute, who said staff are already working with the cities on snowclearing plans and other issues, such as what areas will be cleared first in the event the white stuff begins to fall. “As we get [closer to potential] extreme weather, we start to prepare,”Chute said. The district gets regular weather updates from Coquitlam through the city’s own connection with a weather service, and the two have developed a snow clearing plan. As well, the district is in touch with Port Coquitlam and Port M o o d y, C o q u i t l a m R C M P a n d Po M o Police, BC Hydro and TransLink, and each school has a plan for

info for sD43 parents Here is what SD43 wants parents to know in an extreme weather event: • Schools aren’t automatically closed due to snow or other weather conditions and all schools remain open, if possible, during winter weather. • Sometimes, a full or partial closure is justified. The district’s geography — stretching from mountainous terrains in Port Moody and Coquitlam to the river in Port Coquitlam — means that some schools will be harder hit by snow than others. If there is a partial closure of schools within the district, affected schools will be identified. • Extreme weather can also affect student busing and families should be aware that school bus schedules may face significant changes or cancellations. On some occasions, school bus runs will need to be cancelled but nearby schools will remain open. This information will be updated on the school district website as it becomes available. • For updates on TransLink bus service, parents need to consult translink.ca.

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School District 43 is in touch with the cities it serves as well as Coquitlam RCMp, port Moody police and BC Hydro in preparation for winter snow that could close schools. what to do when winter weather strikes. Schools have salt stockpiled, and some

of it has been used during the recent spate of chilly weather, with caretakers responsible for

sidewalks and school groundskeepers salting slick driveways. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

PoCo shelter draws opposition but gets OK By Gary McKenna THe TRi-CiTY News

A homeless shelter will operate out of Grace Church in Port Coquitlam in cold January despite heated opposition from some area residents. Several people spoke against the initiative at a public input opportunity at Monday’s PoCo council meeting, telling council the 30-day program would increase crime and make the area less safe. “I think our faith is lost,” said Kathleen Watson,

who lives near the church. “I don’t want it in my neighbourhood at all.” Most of council, however, was unswayed. After adding a series of amendments, including a requirement that the shelter operator meet with residents weekly, the motion passed, with councillors Darrell Penner and Dean Washington voting against the resolution. Many of the people who spoke at Monday’s meeting attended a similar public input opportunity last summer when

a six-month shelter was up for renewal at Grace for the 2013/’14 fall/winter period. The bridge shelter had operated the previous winter and many people said it led to an influx of homeless people in the area. In the end, council voted against the sixmonth option in July, forcing shelter operator Hope for Freedom Society to return to the cold/wet weather mat program model. Under the mat program framework, the

shelter rotates between churches every month and homeless people are picked up by bus from various points and driven to the host facility. Hope for Freedom director Rob Thiessen said going back to the mat program alleviates many of the concerns put forward by residents. Shelter clients will not be able to walk up to a shelter on their own, he noted, and they will be bused out of the area in the morning. He urged council to allow the shelter to operSince 1997

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told council that she plans on selling her condo in January and a shelter in the area would harm her property value. Darlene Shaw, who lives near the church, spoke against people who accused residents in the area of fear-mongering about the homeless, saying they have a right to be against the proposal. “I don’t think that is fear mongering,” she said. “That is a valid reason for us to be concerned.” Several councillors ex-

pressed disappointment that the relationship between residents and the shelter operators had deteriorated so badly. Washington said while every neighbourhood has to do its part to help those in need, the residents around Grace Church were already made promises that were not kept. Penner concurred with Washington, saying he would be in favour of the shelter if it were set up in a different part of the municipality.

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The Red House on Brunette Avenue was torched by arsonists last year. CITY OF COQUITLAM PHOTO

Red House moves closer to getting heritage designation By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

A heritage stamp will soon be placed on one of Coquitlam’s oldest homes as part of a campaign to save the city’s historical buildings. On Monday, following a public hearing, city council granted second and third readings to rezone and designate for heritage purposes Red House, a home built 101 years ago that now sits empty — and mostly in ruins — across from Place des Arts. Architect Matthew

Cheng told council Red House will be renovated and used as an amenities space for the residents in the 66 apartments and 14 townhouses to be built to the north. A landscape architect also told council the redeveloped site — located off Brunette Avenue and between Therrien and Begin streets — will include a children’s playground, a community garden and a water feature. And a representative from Donald Luxton and Associates, the heritage building experts, noted enough materials

could be salvaged from Red House to preserve it. Last summer, arsonists torched Red House, damaging about 70% of it. Coun. Lou Sekora said while he believes the housing project will revitalize Maillardville, Red House should no longer be considered a heritage building because of the fire destruction. Red House was first used as a mushroom barn on Begin Street and owned by Tom Allard, a Fraser Mills steamfitter who later served as an alderman. Its next owner,

Tom Filiatrault, a Fraser Mills pipefitter, moved the Red House to its present site at 1123-1129 Brunette Ave. in 1920 and turned it into a fourplex with a barbershop. Recently, the city has made considerable strides to safeguard its heritage buildings. Last month, the municipality had bought Booth Farm on Brunette Avenue plus an adjoining vacant lot for more than $1 million. Booth Farm was built in 1901, making it one of the oldest buildings in the city. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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.

Are you a business owner looking to save money and be more energy efficient? Attend a free program for small and medium sized businesses on Dec 3 Thanks to a Provincial program, small and medium sized businesses can engage the services of an Energy Advisor for no cost. Learn about the program, connect with a local Energy Advisor and enjoy light refreshments at a free seminar held by the City of Port Moody. When: 7:30am on Tuesday, December 3 Where: Port Moody City Hall Galleria, 100 Newport Drive

Energy advisors can: • conduct free assessments to identify opportunities to operate energy more efficiently and ultimately affect your bottom line • link businesses to available incentives and cash rebate programs; and

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.

Submit your predicitions and photos at www.portmoody.ca/timecapsule or drop them off at City Hall by Monday, December 2. Join us for the sealing of Port Moody’s Centennial Time Capsule! When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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PM accident prompts warning to pedestrians on darker days The incident took place at 6 a.m. on Nov. 25. The 49-year-old driver remained at the scene and was issued a ticket for failing to exercise duty to a pedestrian.

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Two men are being sought by police after allegedly robbing the Subway sandwich shop at Clarke Road and Como Lake Avenue at around 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday. One of the suspects brandished a knife and demanded that the lone store employee get out of the way while he emptied the cash register. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said the pair made off with about $100 and no other witnesses were in the store at the time of the robbery. “We have talked to the businesses in the area,” he said.“The robbery section is in the process of

getting all the video surveillance to see if there is anything they can use.” The first suspect is described as a six-foot Caucasian man in his mid to late 20s; he was wearing black clothes and a black hat. The description of the second suspect is spotty but investigators believe he was about the same age and size. Both men wore baseball caps and covered their faces with bandanas. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550. Those who wish to provide information anonymously can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS or by going online at www.solvecrime.ca.

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Port Moody police are reminding the public to be on the lookout for pedestrians after a woman was struck Monday morning at the intersection of St. Johns Street


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West Coquitlam residents claim victory with foot path By Janis Warren The Tri-CiTy News

It was standing room only in Coquitlam council chambers Monday, with nearly 80 people protesting the city’s plans to pave a beloved footpath in the Oakdale area. The proposed blacktopping of Pin Oak footpath in the west Coquitlam neighbourhood was part of a subdivision bid for an adjacent property on Chapman Avenue. Residents didn’t comment on the land being sliced into six singlefamily lots but rallied for two hours in an attempt to convince council to leave the path alone. Council got the message and, in the end, voted against laying asphalt. Yesterday (Tuesday), Ben Craig, president of the Oakdale Neighbourhood Association, tipped his hat to the community for its passionate support to save Pin Oak. “I think the prospect of paving this footpath will be necessary but clearly now is not that time,” he said. “We thank council

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Ben Craig (left), president of the Oakdale Neighbourhood Association, with area teacher Dan Birsan on Pin Oak footpath, a well-traversed route between Chapman and Thompson avenues in west Coquitlam. and staff to responding to us.” During Monday’s public hearing, Coun. Brent Asmundson warned Oakdale residents the city would be “missing an opportunity” should the asphalt not go in.

As chair of the city’s universal access-ability advisory committee, Asmundson pushed to pave the natural footpath and to bring it up to standards — not only for pedestrians and cyclists but for people with strollers and in wheelchairs as well. A s m u n d s o n , who drives a Coast Mountain Bus Co. bus in Burquitlam, also suggested the area’s walkways need to be upgraded with the Evergreen Line coming. Mayor Richard Stewart said many residents would be up in arms if their pathways weren’t paved and “here, we have a neighbourhood asking for less,” he said. Stewart acknowledged the city got off on the wrong foot with the proposed conversion. In September, the city received complaints when it was recommended Pin Oak be opened as a “country lane” for traffic; a 100-name petition in opposition was submitted. Last week, city staff took the vehicle access option off the table. Instead, they suggested

the pathway be widened from Chapman to Nicola avenues to 6 m and be paved in the middle with a 3.5 m strip. Removable bollards would be placed on each end. But that was also rejected as residents wanted to keep the path pristine. Longtime Burquitlam r e s i d e n t H i l d e g a rd Richter told council Oakdale residents didn’t trust the city as they felt a paved Pin Oak would be eventually opened to cars. She was among the 16 people who spoke with emotion at the public hearing — many of them stating Pin Oak was a safe place from cars rat-running through the neighbourhood. Afterward, Coun. Lou Sekora told council he wouldn’t support the subdivision bid should the city not guarantee Pin Oak be preserved; he moved a motion to keep the path in its natural state and to consult Oakdale on the future of its footpaths. His motion was unanimously supported; the subdivision bid was also approved. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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The cause of the blaze, which started shortly after 4 a.m. Nov. 23 in a secondfloor suite, remains under investigation and the victim’s name has not been released. Monday, as many as 42 people were given the go-ahead to return home during a well-attended meeting held at Centennial Pavilion by the property management company, Pacific Cove Properties, and Coquitlam emergency services personnel. Dozens of people filed into the building to learn the fate of their homes. Many were anxious and a few said they were angry but one woman said she had insurance and wasn’t worried. Instead, Jen, who wouldn’t give her last name, expressed concern for an elderly man who lived below the second-floor suite that burned and another man who lived immediately above because their units were badly damaged. “The guy below has to totally restart,” she said while expressing hope that the community

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On Monday, 42 people displaced by a fire at an apartment on Howie Avenue were allowed to return to their homes. would come together and raise funds for the fire victims. In all, 24 units on the west side near where the blaze originated at 1200 Howie Ave. will need to find other accommodations.  A spokesperson for Pacific Cove said she’s waiting to hear from the restoration company about what work will have to be done to make the suites safe and livable. Lee Rennison said her company is meeting with affected residents individually to come up

with a housing plan. According to Coquitlam Fire Chief Wade Pierlot, the building was constructed in three portions and those living in the centre and eastern sections were the only residents able to return home Monday night. Some residents were unhappy with the news, Pierlot said.  “They are at the end of their patience,” he said. “I have seen this before. It is the most traumatic event most people will ever be exposed to.” The residents dis-

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Be Aware and Get Prepared Winter 2013/2014 The City of Coquitlam reviews its snow removal policies and service priorities each year to make service improvements to better meet the needs of our community. This guide highlights what the City does during snow events and outlines what you can do to keep sidewalks and roads safe and help ensure your family is prepared. Parking During Snow Events Please remember to park your vehicle in your driveway as soon as the snow begins to fall. Empty streets allow snow plows to do a better job and ensures room for salt spreaders to cover more space. A “No Parking” restriction is in place from December 1 - February 15 on problematic routes. Please pay attention to street signs.

Emergency Preparedness Before a winter storm arrives, plan ahead so you can comfortably and safely carry on during the winter season. Y Make arrangements with family members who may be elderly or have limited mobility issues and who do not live with you – help them prepare for winter.

The City’s Snow Removal Procedures & Priorities

Y Get your home winterized – have your furnace inspected, shut off outside water, and clean the catch basin grates before snow arrives.

The City plows and salts 1,020 km of road lanes throughout Coquitlam. City crews work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during snow events to maintain accessibility for emergency and transit vehicles on collector, arterial, emergency and bus routes that connect major sections of the community.

Y Winterize your vehicle and, when it snows, drive only with good winter tires. Y Make alternate plans for getting to work in the snow.

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Y Public school sites Y Community care facilities

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Y Fire stations Y Hospitals Y Police stations

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Y Central business district, and Y Subzones with high percentage of local roads with grades in excess of 10%.

Snow Removal on Sidewalks Give Each Other a Hand It is the responsibility of all owners or occupiers of property, including the City, to clear ice and snow from the sidewalks bordering the property within 10 hours of the cessation of any snowfall or ice storm and to continue to keep them clear. Accessibility around bus shelters is particularly important. Check with others on your street to see if anyone who is elderly or has limited mobility issues may need help clearing their sidewalk.

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Garbage and Recycling Collection Sometimes during heavy snow events road conditions are too hazardous for the large disposal trucks and garbage and/or recycling may be temporarily cancelled. If your garbage day is missed, collection will resume the following week on your regular collection day and the two container bag limit will be waived for that next collection.

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$35k for root dispute A Coquitlam couple will have to pay a $35,000 court settlement for defamation after a dispute with their neighbours over some trees turned ugly. According to court documents, the incident started in 2011, when Harbhajan and Harbans Dhadwal demolished a home on Blue Mountain Street. During the course of the work, roots located on their property were damaged enough that trees in the neighbouring yard had to be removed. Those trees belonged to a common-law couple, Ronald Demenuk and Robyn Soames, who responded by putting up signs on their property that made racist and defamatory statements about the Dhadwals, according to court documents.

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plant on their property or where they can place such trees,” he wrote. “It seems curious, and a selfevident problem, that a person might, without restriction, plant a tree of any dimension on the border of their property on one day and that their neighbour would be limited in what he or she might do to address the foliage and roots of that tree on the next day.” gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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dislike each other,” Voith said.“I find, however, that Ms. Soames’ dominant object was mean-spirited, spiteful and directed at the Dhadwals.” Vo i t h ordered Demenuk and Soames to pay $25,000 in general damages and another $10,000 in aggravated damages. The defamation suit was a counterclaim to legal action launched by Demenuk seeking restitution for his trees. But the court dismissed Demenuk’s claim, noting that the roots that were damaged were located on the Dhadwal property; that means the property owners had a right to remove the roots and, according to the judgment, should not be liable for the destruction of the trees. The judge was also critical of the city of Coquitlam’s tree bylaw, writing that the policies that existed at the time of the incident were incoherent. “The city does not regulate in any way what trees a person may

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Displays that read “This is Canada, not India” and “Some people are alive simply because it’s against the law to kill them” were posted by Soames on her property and stayed up for several months, according to court papers. The judgment also noted that a guestbook was placed next to the signs for people passing by who wished to leave a comment. Throughout the trial, Soames and Demenuk maintained that they did not know that the Dhadwals were of Indian descent and said the signs were only put up to inform the public of what was happening to trees in Coquitlam. Supreme Court Justice Peter Voith said the assertions made by Demenuk and Soames were not plausible and that the displays were posted with malicious intent. “I understand that over time, the parties and, in particular, Ms. Soames and Mrs. Dhadwal, had come to

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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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BC Liberals’ Carbon neutral scheme is sinking BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA wo days after Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced the demise of the Pacific Carbon Trust, the public accounts committee convened at the legislature to pound a few more nails into its carbon-sequestering coffin. Assistant auditor general Morris Sydor was there to defend his report from last March that concluded the B.C. government was not“carbon neutral”in 2010 because the trust paid $6 million for hastily arranged offset projects that were not valid. An Encana Corp. gas flaring reduction project at Fort Nelson and a forest preserve in the Kootenays would have proceeded without assistance from a $25-per-tonne carbon fee imposed on hospitals, universities, colleges and, until last year, school districts. In fact, they did proceed without this subsidy. The government continues to deny this but not many people

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outside the international carbon offset sales racket believe them. The Pacific Carbon Trust’s functions will continue, Bennett said. Instead of a board of directors and 18 staff, five people headed by an assistant deputy minister will evaluate projects and bestow millions taken from college, university and health authority budgets each year. B.C.’s school districts are still paying $5 million a year to offset such nefarious activities as heating their schools. But now the money goes into a“Carbon Neutral Capital Program”and districts have to apply to get their money back for emission-reducing projects. This is going so well, according to Bennett, that post-secondary institutions and health authorities will be converted to a similar program in the years ahead. How is that school program going? Here are some examples. The Coast Mountains School District around Terrace paid $66,452 for carbon offsets last year. It got back most of its three years of offset payments as a grant to complete a boiler upgrade for its Kitimat high school.

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Abbotsford and Nanaimo school districts each have to pay about $100,000 a year. They got money back for school boiler upgrades as well, although local school officials say that would not likely have been the top priority for spending if it hadn’t been for the program that forces districts to spend grants immediately on emission reduction. Surrey school district paid out $585,000 last year and also upgraded boilers.Vancouver’s pitch this year was for three electric cars. Leaving aside the distortion of spending priorities caused by this restrictive tax-and-spend scheme, what happens when they run out of boilers to upgrade? And has it occurred to the government’s“carbon neutral”brain trust that those new boilers are still burning natural gas? This program is about to be foisted onto universities and hospitals. Does anyone actually believe that heating hospitals and college classrooms is a key driver of global warming? Presumably our carbon czars know that 40% of B.C.’s human-generated greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation, and a few electric cars for school district staff aren’t

going to change that. And what happens when colleges and hospitals run out of boilers to modernize and insulation to upgrade? It won’t be long at this rate. In hindsight, this“carbon neutral government”scheme is perhaps the worst single idea implemented in 12 years of BC Liberal government. Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province where government sets the green standard and the private sector economy follows has simply not worked. The NDP presented a motion in April 2012 to relieve hospitals, colleges and universities of their carbon offset obligation. The idea was supported by a BC Liberal backbencher who argued that B.C. should also scrap the carbon tax and quit pretending it can change the climate. And that BC Liberal backbencher’s name? Bill Bennett. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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The Pin Oak Footpath is located in Coquitlam’s Oakdale neighbourhood.

City needs more paths The Editor, Re. “Don’t pave path: Oakdale” (The Tri-City News, Nov. 22). The Pin Oak Footpath is a part of a larger network of paths reaching all the way to Burnaby Mountain and the Burrard Inlet to the north. I travel this network of paths with my children on their bicycles since it’s the only safe, low-traffic route from the Glenayre neighbourhood south to Como Lake Road. (A bicycle trip to the Dairy Queen was once a great adventure!) I would support development of the path to provide better access to all non-motorized traffic. The cities of Coquitlam and Port Moody should develop a common vision for these paths and the new Evergreen Line station needs to spur more development of these non-vehicular access routes to the surrounding neighbourhoods. Jon Twidale, Port Moody

Walk and watch out The Editor, I just finished a 10-minute walk down Prairie Avenue from Norfolk Street to Coast Meridian in Port Coquitlam and if it wasn’t for me taking the responsibility of the drivers, I would have been hit twice. The first time, I was 75% across the non-signalled, but lighted, intersection, which is perpendicular to a crosswalk; when he got to the intersection, the driver didn’t see me until I stopped myself in my tracks about two feet from his window. The second time, had the “walk” signal at Coast Meridian, where I initially had to “allow” the first car to go, then the next vehicle just turned the corner without the driver even batting an eye. It’s sad but pedestrians must assume that drivers will not see or even look for them if they don’t want to be hit. Erin Styles, Port Coquitlam

CFl and Grey Cup all about Canada

The Editor, Re.“Which is superior: The CFL or the NFL?” (Face to Face, The TriCity News, Nov. 15). Face to Face columnist Andy Radia’s proNFL argument is weak but it has to be — he’s a Canadian trying to convince me why I should care more about football in another country when Canada has its very own historic league. His complaints are trivial: fumbling owners, too many recent commissioners, a drafting of a deceased player, an owner of two teams. Who cares? How does this affect the excitement on the playing field? Is that all you’ve got, Andy? The Canadian Football League is the only pro sports league we can

truly say is ours. I love the stories of players who come up from the U.S. and fall in love with the community they play for and stay here the rest of their lives. What could the NFL possibly offer us in that regard? How does the history of any NFL team relate to we Canadians in even the remotest way? The stories behind every CFL team are moving tales of local legend and lore that have the deepest of Canadian roots, going back well over a hundred years. What possible connection could I have to a bunch of teams in a bunch of American cit-

ies I’ve rarely if ever visited? ( M e t r o Vancouver fans of the Seattle Seahawks get some leeway due to regional proximity. And having been to games in five of the eight CFL cities, I have to admit BC Place is the worst stadium in which to see a game.) A heartwarming Grey Cup game like the one just played in Regina has everything to do with Canada — no NFL game can ever touch that. And, yes, everybody knows CFL rules make for a far more exciting game. Byron Moore, Port Moody

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Dr. William Stehbens, Professor of Anatomy at Auckland University in New Zealand emphasized that coronary arteries are under more pressure than any other arteries in the body. They’re under constant pressure while the heart beats 100,000 times every 24 hours, or 37 million times a year, and 2.2 billion times if you live to 70 years of age. Without sufficient vitamin C and lysine this constant pounding causes minute cracks in collagen, resulting in blood clots and possible death, or a weakened artery can break, causing a stroke. Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has now proven that vitamin C and lysine can reverse atherosclerosis. Bush took retinal photographs, then started his patients on high doses of vitamin C and lysine. One year later new pictures showed atherosclerosis had regressed in retinal arteries. Now you can take the right combination of vitamin C and lysine in a powder form I developed called Medi-C Plus™.

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You talk. We’ll listen. The Coquitlam Board of Education is having a community workshop about the future of a portion of Parkland Elementary School. We invite you to attend the dialogue on November 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Parkland Elementary School at 1563 Regan Avenue, Coquitlam. Your input will help shape decisions about the future of this property. Learn more at www.sd43.bc.ca/landmngmt @sd43bc #sd43lln

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Transport minister opens door to bridge toll reform ‘Issue of fairness’ if Pattullo, Massey tolled By Jeff Nagel Black Press

Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Minister Todd Stone is pledging to review his government’s policy that blocks tolls on existing roads and bridges, adding he’s concerned about the unfair proliferation of tolled crossings of the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver. Stone isn’t yet saying if he’s ready to support road pricing, which Metro mayors want to pursue to help fund TransLink, or perhaps small tolls on all the region’s bridges, an idea repeatedly voiced by Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. But any tolling reform would first require the province to alter its policy, which allows tolls to be applied only to new infrastructure and only when there’s a reasonable free alternative for motorists who don’t want to pay. That proviso has drawn scorn from drivers in Surrey, who now pay to cross the Port Mann Bridge in addition to the Golden Ears Bridge, and must divert to the aging Pattullo Bridge to avoid paying. “Our tolling policy is over 10 years old,” Stone told Surrey Board of Trade members last Thursday, acknowledging

that the Pattullo Bridge and Massey Tunnel could both be replaced with toll bridges as well. “You start looking at the crossings at that point that potentially could have tolls on and, to me, this then becomes an issue of fairness and equity for the hard-working people of South of the Fraser.” He said the province would face “pretty big questions” about the validity of the policy if both the Pattullo and Massey crossings are also tolled, leaving the Alex Fraser as the only free crossing. Stone also told the business audience he expects to officially open the full 40 km, $1.26-billion South Fraser Perimeter Road before Christmas. Stone sidestepped questions on whether light rail or SkyTrain technology should be used to extend rapid transit in Surrey. The minister had no

answers on what the transit funding referendum question will be or when the vote will take place, except that he hopes to work all that out with the region’s mayors “very soon.” “All of us have an interest in making sure this transit referendum succeeds,” he told the business leaders, adding road congestion costs the region $1.5 billion a year. He said he wants the costs of the referendum minimized and noted the price tag changes depending on whether the plebiscite is conducted with the 2014 municipal elections and whether it’s a conventional vote or a mail-in ballot. Any new funding sources going to referendum must be affordable for voters, Stone added. Many Metro mayors and other observers have said they fear voters will shoot down any higher taxes for TransLink, leaving the region mired in

worsening gridlock. But Stone countered that 60 other jurisdictions in North America have held transit improvement votes since 2012 and three quarters of them have approved higher taxes. The key to success, he said, is a clear, compelling vision, a large coalition of supporters, a simple, specific question and usually just one funding source. NDP transportation critic Claire Trevena said the referendum strategy is wrong-headed and the government should instead give the mayors’ council the power and responsibility to raise the money TransLink needs. “You don’t go to referendum for every question, you elect representatives to answer them,” Trevena said.“To be turning around to the people every day and saying we’re going to have a referendum on this is American-style politics, it’s not our style of politics.” jnagel@blackpress.ca

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was a huge cause for concern and outrage,” Moore said. “That is what drew me into this.” Schoenborn was denied the request and an attempt last year to move to a facility in Manitoba to be closer to his family was also quashed by the BC Review Board. Moore added that the new legislation will give victims more consideration when decisions about an accused are made. Notifications must go out to victims in the event that a person found not criminally responsible for a crime is discharged from custody along with information about where the accused intends to reside. Moore also noted that the legislation is retroactive, meaning Schoenborn will be governed by the new rules.

Operation Red Nose volunteers transporting people and their vehicles when they have had too much to drink. Proceeds from the initiative benefit KidSport, an organization that equips young people from less fortunate families with the gear they need to play organized sports. This is the seventh year the program has been in operation and Chris Wilson, one of the organizers, said the group expects to increase the number of trips over last season. “Last year, we gave out 864 rides,” he said. “This year, we will probably end up topping a thousand rides.” This weekend, which is projected to be the slowest of the season, will see between 10 and 12 teams on the road. Wilson said many of the volunteers will take the opportunity to visit local drinking establishments and remind people the program is once again up and running. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung told The TriCity News people who are drinking should make sure they have a safe ride home. “We are going to be putting extra officers on the road on weekends and on New Year’s Eve,” he said. “Drivers who are impaired should plan ahead. There are plenty of options out there.”

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Federal legislation that will make it more difficult for mentally ill people like child-killer Allan Schoenborn to gain freedom is one step closer to implementation, said Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore. The industry minister announced Monday that the federal government would be reinstating the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, a piece of legislation that stalled when Parliament was prorogued last summer. “We are bringing it back,” he said. “It is now in the Senate... and we are following through as we promised.” The bill creates a new high-risk category that Moore said would keep such people in custody until the designation is revoked by a court. Any person deemed highrisk would also have the period of time between review board hearings extended from one year to three. Moore said the issue first came up on his radar when reports came out in 2011 that

Above: Allan Schoenborn. Left: MP James Moore.

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“For us locally, that was a huge cause for concern and outrage. That is what drew me into this.” MP James Moore on the case of Allan Schoenborn Schoenborn, who killed his three children in Merritt, was seeking supervised trips outside of the Forensic Psychiatric Institution in Coquitlam, where he currently resides. Darcie Clarke, the mother of the children, also lives in the Tri-Cities and said at the time that she lived in fear of running into him. “For us locally, that

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The City has received an application to amend the Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP) relating to the properties located at 1503 and 1509 Coast Meridian Road. The application proposes a redesignation of the subject properties from Large Single Family, Civic and Major Institutional, and Environmentally Sensitive Area to Large Village Single Family and Environmentally Sensitive Area to accommodate a future single-family residential subdivision containing approximately 30 RS-8 (Large Village Single Family Residential) lots and 1 remainder RS-2 (One-Family Suburban Residential) lot.

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Above, a contractor gets ready to plant a tree on a berm created as part of the Port Mann Highway 1 Project. More than 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native species were planted along the Cape Horn corridor over the past month. Right, Greg Johnson, communications manager, PMH1, with one of the reclaimed areas off the freeway in Coquitlam, where a coho fish rearing channel was created. turn up soon. Although most drivers won’t notice because it’s hidden behind some bushes, there was planting in the southern reaches of Mundy Creek

to create a new rearing area for coho, with tall stumps for birds, and streamside plantings that benefit both fish and wildlife. In addition, fish passage was enhanced under Lougheed Highway with the placing of large box culverts to permit fish to spawn further upstream. According to recent observation, the work has already paid off and salmon are now in the creek. “It’s a channel for young salmon to grow,” Johnson explained, The new channel looks like it has been there for years, with hardy grasses, water plants and shrubs, and there are also signs asking people to report if they see a Pacific water shrew or a red legged frog — both species at risk. Johnson said environmental projects have been on the go since the project got underway in 2003 and another important one was the enhancement of fish habitat in the Wilson Farm area of Colony Farm Regional Park. In April 2012, four species of salmon were identified in the newly enhanced habitat: chinook, chum, coho and pink. “Wilson was a huge success,”Johnson said. Enhancement work in Still Creek in Burnaby has also brought salmon to the area for the first time in decades, according to Johnson, and now with the opening up of Mundy Creek, fish and other wildlife will come to Coquitlam, all eking out a life next to a busy stretch of highway. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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The holidays are a time for classic family photographs. Thus, Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society and Leigh Square Community Arts Village are inviting PoCo families to a unique opportunity to have a professional vintage-inspired digital portrait with Father Christmas. On Dec. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m., the two groups will provide this low-cost opportunity to have a photo taken by photographer Meagan Baker with Father Christmas wearing a long robe and a unique hat.  The cost of this holiday digital portrait is $15 and participants are asked to pre-register by Monday, Dec. 2 at www.experienceit.ca or by calling 604-927-8400 (maximum eight people per family portrait; pets are welcome, too. Leigh Square Community Arts Village presents this event as one of its 12 Days of Christmas in Leigh Square programs. For more information, visit www. portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare.

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Fill cupboards, help people A holiday campaign has taken wing to ensure no one’s cupboards are bare over the holiday season. Envision Financial has launched the Full C u p b o a r d H o l i d ay P ro g ra m ( f o r m e r l y Angel Tree) for the fourth year to help spread some holiday cheer to those in need. Last year, more than 1,200 gifts and 3,410 lb. of food were collected

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Info on babies’ first 2 years Got a baby? Got questions? Baby’s First 2 Years is a free drop-in program for expectant parents as well as parents, grandparents and/or guardians and their babies newborn to 24 months. This program is an opportunity to learn from guest speakers and enjoy support, conversation and validation in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The program takes place on Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville community centre, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. The schedule of speakers and topics through the end of the year is: • N o v. 2 9 : Pa u l Hendriks, Knowledge First Financial, on registered education plans; • Dec. 6: Rita Shergill, Postpartum Society, on adjusting to motherhood; • Dec. 13: Meghan McLoud, speech and language consultant, SFSCL, on speech and language; • Dec. 20: children’s programmers from Coquitlam Public Library, “Books and Babies Christmas singa-long.” Financial support for this program comes from the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the Ministry for Children and Family Development.  For more information, visit placemaillardville.ca or call 604-933-6146.

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Local businesses help make holiday gatherings festive Time is in short supply during the holiday season. Between the shopping, cooking, baking and wrapping, there seems to be precious few hours to tackle anything else. Those who desire an old-fashioned, homemade holiday can still experience all of the seasonal magic by deferring some of the work to local businesses. DeCoRAtIng Much of the splendor of the holiday season comes directly from the intricately decorated houses and storefronts. Twinkling lights and garlands of fresh pine boughs can instantly transform any building. Decorating a home can take an entire day or more, but delegating the work to a decorating service will provide you with professional-looking results as well as free time to tackle other obligations. Decorators can work outdoors stringing lights and creating a winter wonderland in the fraction of the time it takes homeowners to decorate their homes. BAKIng What would the holiday season be without the sweet treats and inviting smells of freshly baked goods? The cooler weather is an ideal time to turn on the oven and whip up a batch of cookies or cakes with the aroma of pungent cinnamon and nutmeg. Others would prefer desserts that provide homemade flair without the effort. Local bakeries experience an upswing in business this time of year as shoppers flock to choose among the

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Food drive on weekend, Santa brekkie on Dec. 7 One of the first major food drives of the holiday season will be taking place beginning this weekend when Tri-City Rotary cubs join forces for the Generous Hearts Food Drive. The drive will help raise food to support approximately 800 families every two weeks. The program will run Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Save-On Foods, 2385 Ottawa St., Port Coquitlam. Rotarians will be collecting food for Share each day from noon to 6 p.m. Food donations can also be dropped off at the Share Food Bank, located at 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody, or at any

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Breakfast with Santa is an annual tradition at Place Maillardville community centre in Coquitlam. And assorted elves are busy preparing for the December event. Vancity Job Club members are making treats for the bake sale, with all proceeds going toward two holiday baskets for local families. Club Bel Âge is helping Santa organize goodie bags.

Rotary Club of Coquitlam is donating its time and culinary skills in preparing and serving pancakes and sausages. And more than 30 Place Maillardville volunteers and staff will sing carols, make seasonal crafts with little ones and spread good cheer. This community family event sells out every year so early registration is recommended. Breakfast with Santa runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville. Cost is $16.00 per family of four (for larger groups, add $6 per adult, $5 per child). For more information, visit placemaillardville.ca.

Bowling for Variety starts on Sunday Coquitlam bowlers have a cause that’s right up their alley. From Dec. 1 to Jan. 31, Coquitlam Bowl will join 45 bowling centres across the province taking part in B.C. Bowls for Kids. The 28th annual campaign will again be raising money for Variety — The Children’s Charity. And Coquitlam Bowl has been involved since day one, raising more than

$200,000 for Variety. “We’ve been in the community for quite some time and fundraise throughout the year for Variety,” said Brian Madaski, who inherited the business from his grandmother and dad, who bought the centre in 1959. Bernice Scholten, executive director at Variety, said, “Partnerships with organizations like Bowl

BC and Youth Bowling Canada helps to ensure that Variety will always be there for families in every community.” B.C. Bowls for Kids has raised $3 million for Variety. The campaign is open to everyone and those wishing to put a team together can contact events co-ordinator Louise Duffy at 604-3200505 or email louise. duffy@variety.bc.ca. debenal@tricitynews.com

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Fri. night fun at Pinetree ’Tis the season… for fun for kids at C o q u i t l a m ’ s Pinetree community centre.  From Dec. 6 to 20, Pinetree is offering Holi-Daze Fridays, a program for children ages eight to 12 years. This program runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on each of the three Fridays and includes holiday themed crafts and activities, gym games and a holiday themed movie. The events are an opportunity for parents to sign up their children for fun so they can finish their holiday preparation and shopping. Early registration is recommended for HoliDaze Fridays. To register, call 604-927-4386, register online at signmeup.coquitlam. ca or visit any Coquitlam recreation facility. For your convenience, please have regi s t rat i o n c o d e , 437161, ready.

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• Caregiver Support Meeting, 10-11:30 a.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Pine Crt., Coquitlam. All caregivers are welcome to attend. Info: Karen, 778789-1496. • Children of the Street Society AGM and community 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: www.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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• GriefShare“Surviving the Holidays”is a helpful resource for anyone who had lost a loved one and is finding it hard to cope with the season, to be held at 7 p.m. in Portable 3, Coquitlam Alliance Church, 2601 Spuraway Ave., Coquitlam.RSVP: michael@cachurch.ca or 604-464-6744 Ext.118. Cost is $5 for booklet. Arts Village offers a heritage holiday artist trading card workshop, where artists and non-artists can create vintage and traditional inspired art card keepsakes with holiday wishes to trade with new friends; Enchanted, SFU Choir Quartet, 2:15–3:15 p.m. – join the renowned SFU Choir Quartet for an intimate holiday concert. Info: www.pocoheritage. org. • RCCG Trinity Chapel free monthly thanksgiving lunch, 2:30-4 p.m., 1932 Cameron Ave., PoCo; RCCG is also having a Christmas food bank Dec. 22 and seeks donations of nonperishable food items. Info: 604-474-3131 or www.rccgtrinitychapel.com.

is opening a food bank for individuals and families in need and appreciates gifts and support. If you are able to donate nonperishable food items, call 604-474-3131 or email rccgtrinitychapeloffice@ gmail.com. • Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? Crossroads Hospice Society is hosting a closed

grief support group; topics addressed include the phases of grief; coping with loss; memories; dealing with emotions and saying goodbye. The group will meet once a week in the evening for 8 weeks. To register, call Castine, 604949-2274. • A new group of elders who focus on working with youth within School District 43 welcomes anyone who has knowledge they want to share or who just wants to be involved. Group meets Fridays, 11 a.m., Wilson Centre, PoCo. Info: Carole, 604-376-6205 or Claudia, 604-525-8163, or email: thestorytellingelders@gmail.com. see page A33

VALLEY WOMEN’S NETWORK

• AC Pionairs Tri-City Club meeting, 10 a.m., ABC Country restaurant, 100 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam. Speaker: representative of World Airline Club. • Tri-City Wordsmiths, a new writing group, meets, 2-4:30 p.m. at Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., PoCo. “How Life Shapes Your Writing” will be the topic presented by guest speaker Annette LeBox, a Maple Ridge writer, artist and environmentalist. Meetings of the Tri-City Wordsmiths are held on the first Saturday of every second month. Info: 604475-2875 or pandorabee1@gmail.com.

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conflict. Topics include: the impact of abuse, selfesteem, communication, listening skills and more, including ideas suggested by participants For more information or registration, call 604-941-6311. • Tri-City Transitions’ free Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides individual and group counselling for children ages 3 through 18 who have lived in a family where they have been witness to physical, emotional, mental or verbal abuse. Through support,

education and counselling children will have the opportunity to heal the emotional wounds of relationship violence, build self-esteem and to stop the intergenerational cycle of abuse. Info: 604-9417111. • The Family Resource Centre, located at Minnekhada middle school in Port Coquitlam, offers affordable Multi-sensory and Math Tutoring for students aged five and up. Mentoring programs for girls and boys are also

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The wide, all-encompassing photos by Port Coquitlam’s Bart Zieba will be on the walls of the Port Moody Public Library next month. Zieba is returning the library with an untitled exhibit to show his photography prowess, which began 14 years ago while he was studying urban development at Simon Fraser University. At first, Zieba zeroed in on cityscapes and architecture; however, during a trip to Poland and Germany, he took his craft to the next level by documenting the devastation still visible from the Second World War. Now, he shoots parttime, allowing enough flexibility to commit to his charity and commercial gigs as well. “I‘m also waiting for some new photo gear to come in and then I’ll be off to Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island for their storm season,” he told The Tri-City News, adding, “Travelling by car is always best for discovering new areas and stopping to take pictures. It’s something that I wanted to do for a while now. “I feel confident in that I can come back with the type of photos that I’m looking for,”he said. As for the Port Moody library display, which starts Dec. 1, Zieba will have 16 to 20 framed pictures on show. “I exhibit in a library because they are generous with their walls and the organizers are always helpful. The exposure is set where people take the time to browse at the art,”he said. For more information on Bart Zieba’s artwork, go to www.bartziebaphotography.com/.

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Artist Blake Williams in his studio last week, preparing one of two Migration birdhouses that will be installed next week in the Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre branch.

The process of learning if Coquitlam makes new Canadians — and newcomers to the city — feel at home is being translated into a new public art piece for the library. Blake Williams’ The Welcome Project started earlier this year with a series of workshops aimed a generating conversation about how easy it is to make a home here. To help the workshop participants be more at ease, some 100 birdhouses were built by senior woodworkers at Dogwood and Glen Pine pavilions, and attendees were asked to bring photos and other materials to illustrate their journey to Coquitlam — and to a new culture. And those images of diversity, integration and inclusion were glued into a collage on the birdhouses, a metaphor for migration. “The things that came up during those workshops didn’t surprise me,” Williams said. “They were enthused by the mix of people who were here because that’s not something they typically see back in their country.” But participants also noted the language barriers and the difficulties of understanding nuances. As well, they spoke of their loss to family and tradition, and the fact their children were adapting better than they were to the Canadian way of life. Still, “in general, people felt Coquitlam was a welcoming place

to live and it was easy to become part of the community. That’s an encouraging thing,”Williams said. Williams cited a comment from a woman who said she liked to see Coquitlam children walk to school unafraid of their surroundings “and, to me, that summed up the project.” With the data, photos and video footage he gathered from those workshops, Williams created two giant birdhouses — each measuring 11.5’ high — that will be installed in the Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre branch. Those two birdhouses — titled Migration — will be clad in glass tiles that have photos and text infused in them and, on either side of the birdhouses, there will be spy holes that the public can peep inside to get a look at Williams’ interpretation of migration. Williams has also created an eBook to document the workshops and building the public art pieces in his studio; the eBook is due to be up on the library’s website in January. The total cost of The Welcome Project and Migration is $45,000, of which $35,000 came from grant from EmbraceBC, which promotes multiculturalism in the province. • Migration will be unveiled on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. at the City Centre library branch (1169 Pinetree Way). jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Seniors greet Xmas Residents of a Coquitlam retirement complex will chime in the Christmas spirit at a concert on Friday. The Parkwood Singers — a group of 32 vocalists ranging in age from 80 to 96, and under the direction of Kathy Lauwers — will host the free recital at Parkwood Manor (1142 Dufferin St.) on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Call 604-941-7651.

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A Port Moody actress will take on the role of a hip-hop rapping elf in an play in rural Alberta. Starting

this week, Sarah Robertson will appear as Mylar in the Rosebud Centre of the Arts’ Christmas musical The Other Side of the Pole.

HIGH FASHION

Hairdressing students at a Coquitlam high school will show they’re a cut above the rest at a fashion event next week. Gleneagle secondary’s hairdressing program will model their new styles and raffle gift baskets at the Dec. 4 celebration. Tickets are $7 in advance at the school (1195 Lansdowne Dr.) or $10 at the door.

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by Joseph Robinette adapted from the book by CS Lewis directed by Simon Challenger and Kathleen Hatley November 29th at 7 pm November 30th at 2 pm and 7 pm at The Inlet Theatre, Port Moody 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody Tickets on line at:

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Sylvia Spain, Barbara McGrath, Bob Costello and Bev Adams are part of the Dogwood Drama Club’s production of The First Annual Boughs of Holly Country Club Christmas. The comedy, written by Pat Cook and directed by Doreen Kelley, runs Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5 at 1:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dogwood Pavilion seniors’ centre (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Tickets at $5 include light refreshments.

PM girl wins talent contest A Port Moody girl wowed judges this month with her rendition of Don’t Rain on My Parade. Julia MacLean, 11, took the top prize in the Youth Talent Search at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on Nov. 16. MacLean, who also performed in the 2013 PNE Star Showcase in August, won a trophy plus a walk-on role in Cinderella by the Royal Canadian Theatre and a photography session; she also signed with In-Motion Talent for film and television work. Second place was awarded to Christian Lagasse, 17, of Langley, while third spot went to

Dante Arias, 10, of Aldergrove. Jennifer Le, 17, of Richmond won fourth place and 11-yearold Vancouver resident Maya Rae took the audience favourite accolade.

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Port Moody’s Julia MacLean, 11, took top marks at this month’s Youth Talent Search in Coquitlam.

Do you have a private garden you’d like to share with the community? The Port Moody Arts Centre is looking for lush grounds to feature for its second annual Art in the Garden Tour. Residents in Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra who are interested in opening their yards for the selfguided tours and centre fundraiser are asked to contact Rose Kapp at roszay@shaw.ca.

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Jennifer Gillis plays Lorraine, Dylan Araki is her husband George and Andrew de los Reyes (middle) is their son, Marty McFly, in Back to the Future, the 1985 sciencefiction adventure staged by Gleneagle secondary for MetFest 2013. The show is in previews tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at the Coquitlam high school with Archbishop Carney regional secondary’s MetFest entry, The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets at $5 are at the door (1195 Lansdowne Dr.). Sponsored by SD43 drama educators, MetFest 2013 — the annual festival of one-act plays — runs Dec. 3, 4 and 5 at Heritage Woods secondary at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to next spring’s provincial zone festival. Tickets for MetFest 2013 are $5 at the door (1300 David Ave., Port Moody).

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Road & Utility Improvements Please use alternate routes to avoid delays. Y Cape Horn Neighbourhood Pavement Rehabilitation – Repaving of following streets: Baltic St, Warrick St (Cape Horn Ave to 97 Warrick St only), Denman Crt, Concord Ave and Hillside Ave by Columbia Bitulithic 604-521-8811. Work includes catch basins, asphalt removal and paving including asphalt curb construction. Traffic controls will be in place. Y Harper Reservoir - North of Harper Road – New water reservoir construction continues by G & E Contracting Ltd. 1-855-656-3159. Traffic controls near area will be in place. Y Lougheed Highway - north of Dewdney Trunk Road near Scott Creek Bridge – New City Centre Pump Station and connecting force main by Merletti Construction Ltd. 604-984-7594 ongoing for several months. Short term lane closures will be in place on southbound Lougheed Highway. Y Schoolhouse Street - Austin to Foster – New water line construction by City of Coquitlam Capital Construction crew, with a target completion date of January 29, 2014. Work taking place Monday to Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Schoolhouse will be closed between King Albert and Winslow daily Monday to Thursday during the period of Monday, November 25th to Thursday, November 28th from 7 am to 5:30 pm. Traffic controls in place with detours established. Y Evergreen Line Project – to obtain up to date information, visit evergreenline.gov.bc.ca webpage; email info@evergreenline.gov.bc.ca or call 604-927-2080, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Y Westwood St / Como Lake Ave – Lougheed Hwy to Lougheed Hwy – Project complete except for line markups and new traffic loops at Westwood /Kingsway railroad crossing.

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Ravens one win away from B.C. title By Dan Ebenal The Tri-CiTy News

The Terry Fox Ravens wrote the final chapter on the high school career of the province’s most explosive runner. And now the Ravens look to have the last word on a team some are calling among the best in B.C. high school football history. Terry Fox stopped the W.J. Mouat Hawks 17-6 in Saturday’s semifinal at UBC Thunderbird Stadium. “The defence was huge in keeping Maleek Irons under wraps for the most part,” said Ravens’ co-head coach Martin McDonnell, who gave credit to the game plan drawn up by cohead coach and defensive co-ordinator Tom Kudaba along with assistants Jordan Lieberman, Chris Corrado and Sean Riley. “[They] designed the defence to stop the run and the boys played well. Their only TD came after a botched punt return by us gave them a short field.” Irons entered the game having rushed for more yards than any running back in the history of B.C. high school football over the past two years, racking up 1,559 yards this year for an average 260 yards a game. But the Ravens have

their own imposing ground attack, with Mike West carrying the ball 22 times for 172 yards against the Hawks. West stood out on both sides of the ball, making three tackles and five assists along with a sack and fumble recovery. Quarterback Conner McKee scored on a keeper from 33 yards out and also hit Brad Peters for another 33yard touchdown strike to give the Ravens a 14-0 halftime lead. Penalties stalled Ravens’ drives in the third quarter and Irons scored from three yards out early in the fourth to pull the Hawks to 14-6. Junior varsity standout Sean Stewart rounded out the scoring with a 33-yard field goal. But it was the Ravens’ defence that led the way. Jordon Seney had 11 tackles, two sacks and batted down a pass, while linebacker Isaiah Stevens had nine tackles, four assists and a blocked extra point and Griffin Medwid had seven tackles and five assists. Kyle Sagmoen controlled the trenches, racking up five tackles and four assists, while Jason Shamatutu contributed five tackles, two assists, a sack and an interception. The Ravens will now take on the two-time defending champion Mt. Douglas Rams in the

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The Ravens’ Mike West drags Jacob Dodd of W.J. Mouat for a few extra yards during Terry Fox’s 17-6 win in Saturday’s B.C. high school football semifinal. Subway Bowl Saturday at 7 p.m. at BC Place. The Rams got past the Tweedsmuir Panthers 39-33 in the other semifinal. They are look-

ing to join Richmond and Notre Dame as the only teams to win three straight provincial titles. “They are a very talented well-coached

team but as we saw last [Saturday] LT stayed right with them,” said McDonnell, noting the Ravens lost a tight exhibition match to the Rams

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Express turn focus to defence By Dan Ebenal The Tri-CiTy News

It may only be N ove m b e r b u t t h e Coquitlam Express are already playing playoffstyle hockey. The BCHL’s most potent offence placed a premium on defence in a pair of weekend wins over the Penticton Vees. “We probably played two of our best games of the year, a solid 60

minutes both nights,” said Express head coach Barry Wolff, who implemented a more defensive system heading into Friday night’s contest. “We can score goals but defensively it’s been a struggle,” said Wolff. “We had to alter our game plan to play against some of these better teams and give us a chance to win. That’s what we did and the guys bought in and

played it to a T.” Ryan Rosenthal’s second of the game into an empty net gave the Express a 3-1 win over the Vees Friday in Coquitlam. Adam Rockwood also had a goal and an assist and Zach Hodder notched a pair of helpers for the Express. Bo Pieper scored in double overtime Saturday to give the Express a 2-1 win

i n Pe n t i c t o n . Jo h n Saunders point shot found its way through traffic for his first goal of the season to open the scoring for the Express. An Anthony Conti deflection tied the game up in the final five minutes and the Vees thought they had won it early in double overtime when a point shot got past Gordie Defiel. RobeRt McDonalD photo

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Coquitlam’s Corey Mackin gives Penticton goalie Olivier Mantha a rough ride in Friday’s game.

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Stars, Blue Devils fall short in quest for provincial gold “We went up 1-0 on a goalmouth scramble that Graham Miller slotted home,” said Jones. “Sutherland tied it up just before half time and then we scored with two minutes left in the game on a close range effort from Lucas Rojen to win 2-1.” Th e B l u e D ev i l s opened the tournament with a 1-1 tie against Eric Hamber and a scoreless draw against Elgin Park. Old ghosts returned to haunt Archbishop Carney as the Stars fell to Okanagan Mission for the second straight year. “To lose to the same team the same way two years straight is unreal,” said Stars coach Mate Zvicer.  “What made it worse was the fact we were in control of that game and should have won.” Okanagan Mission needed a shootout to get past the Stars 7-6 in the semifinal. “I felt we carried the play and had a big advantage in chances. It was one we should have had,”said Zvicer. The Stars used the same strategy the following day in the bronzemedal game, this time coming out on top 1-0 over Gulf Islands. “We play a possession

game no matter what,” said Zvicer.“The only difference in the third place game was keeping the guys motivated to take home a medal after losing a game we had.” He said Mike North, Anthony Martin, Jeff Cadman and keeper Mike Lesiczka really set the tone for the final game. The Stars opened the tournament with a 4-0 win over Lambrick Park, a 6-0 victory over Caledonia and a 2-1 decision against Sentinel. Despite losing a number of senior players from last year’s silvermedal squad, Zvicer said the Stars were able to exceed expectations by winning the B.C. Catholic tournament, coming second in the valleys and third at provincials. “Despite the tough ending, I feel this team showed a lot of heart and determination to get through all the ups and downs over the entire season,” said Zvicer. “I have never been so proud of a team. I just feel lucky to have had the chance to coach these guys. St. Thomas Aquinas claimed the AA title with a 1-0 shootout win over Okanagan Mission.

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However, the goal was waved off after the referee ruled the Coquitlam goalie had been interfered with. Defiel turned aside 52 of the 54 shots he faced over the weekend series, being named first star Friday and second star

Saturday. “He really bounced back and played like he was at the beginning of the year so we’re really happy about that as well,” said Wolff. The Express head to Surrey tonight to take on the Eagles who sit three points back of thirdplace Coquitlam in the

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8460 612-650 Clarke Rd 631-739 Como Lake Ave (odd) 801-832 Dogwood St 607-735 Lea Ave 630 Morrison Ave

Speciality Western Red Cedar remanufacturer located in Burnaby is looking for a skilled production worker. Experience required in lumber grading, trimsaw operation, and lumber tallying. Rate of pay is $26.13/hour. Send resume to: Fax: 604-437-7222 or email: rsandve@haidaforest.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

604-728-3009

CONCRETE & PLACING

Kristy 604.488.9161

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

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9061 1793-1891 Aire Cres (odd) 2161 Lamprey Dr 1715-2191 Western Dr

GENERAL LABOURERS

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries

~ no phone calls please ~

8154 2270-2498 Latimer Ave 2251-2498 Warrenton Ave

.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

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

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians required for work in Fort McMurray. If you are interested in a balanced schedule, competitive wages and benefits please send your resume to: hr@gladiatorequipment.com or fax to 1-780-986-7051.

ROUTE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

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FREE ESTIMATES

Adam @ #12-11443 Kingston St Maple Ridge, V2X 0Y6

8517 1120-1219 Bartlett Ave 961-971 Bayview Square 1305-1308 Bayview Square 1209-1216 Crest Crt 920-1005 Gatensbury St 1309 Harbour Dr 981-1005 Lillian St 1124-1209 Luxton Square 1209-1216 Ridge Crt 1200-1216 Tilston Crt

9008 2335-2496 Begbie Terr 926-974 Captain Crt 909-993 Citadel Dr 2314-2453 Colonial Dr 922-982 Moody Crt

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“Award Winning Renovations” 32 Years of Experience

. housecleaning 604-551-3255

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147

or: adam@meiinternational.com

8450 702-754 Blue Mountain St (even) 835-925 Cornell Ave 701-763 Hailey St 802-946 Smith Ave 705-707 Townley St

8314 373-375 Clayton St 559-622 Edgar Ave 347-390 Guilby St 559-619 Lougheed Hwy (odd) 560-621 Shaw Ave

GARDENING

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

required by Pitt Meadows based company.Experience with trouble shooting to the component level is nec. Valid D.L. is required. Please forward resumes to:

9211 3220-3224 Cedar Dr (even) 3233-3537 Fremont St (odd) 3311-3569 Handley Cres 725-875 Prairie Ave (odd) 3301-3362 Rae St

FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

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Residential & Commercial PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Luna.com Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 1-866-229-5072

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

8504 801-836 Lonlac St 804-826 Gatensbury St 1189-121 Brisbane Ave 1205-1221 Lamerton Ave 8630 810-1013 Saddle St 820-962 Ranch Park Way 1001-1011 Palmdale St 2820 Norman Ave 2950-2970 Admiral Crt 3065-3086 Butternut St 3108-3109 Starlight Way

CLEANING SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

YARD PERSON, F/T

6194 4-41 Hickory Dr. 45 Fernway Dr. 47-167 Fernway Dr.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RELAXATION TOUCH PAIN AND STRESS RELIEF Call 778-888-3866.

The following routes are now available to deliver the News in the TriCity area

BRIGHTON COLLEGE - Train to be a Health Care Aide in 26 weeks. 604.901.5120

MIND BODY SPIRIT

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Central Creek Construction Specialize in Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. BBB / WCB 604-773-7811 centralcreek@gmail.com www.centralcreek.com WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-537-4140 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

2 HUNGRY PAINTERS. Int/Ext, In the area 35 yrs. Power wash. Refs. WCB. Free Est. 604-467-2532 Fisher Painting & Power Washing Call for your Xmas Paint Specials. 604-931-4399 or cell 778-839-0545

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING

S S S S

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

Call John 778-867-8785

CALL

604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Prestige Painters

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

TREE SERVICES

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

Free Estimates!

Call: Chris 604-351-5001

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

EAGLE ROOFING

•Condos •Townhomes •House Interiors

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS 706

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

All types of Roofing Repairs Free Estimates

*Pros *Reliable *Refs. avail.

www.prestigepainters.ca

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 736

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

810

AUTO FINANCING

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

COQUITLAM 3 Bdrms up, 3 bdrms down, 7 appls, $1900/mo, Dec 1st. days (604) 369-1058 or 999-7654 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.

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

604-467-6065

Pay-Less Pro Painting FALL INTERIOR SPECIAL LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

TREE & STUMP

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

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates

removal done RIGHT!

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

604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

www.paylesspropainting.com

Scott 604-891-9967

PETS 477

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PETS

Black Lab German Shepherd Rottie pups, 8 wks old, vet check, 4 left, 2 females, 2 males, 3 black, $495; 1 tan, $595. Call 604-864-1004. CAIRN TERRIER Puppies. Home raised, Shots, dewormed. $450. 778-808-0570, 604-859-1724

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

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

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Robert J. O’Brien

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

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

604-728-5643

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

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

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

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD

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bradsjunkremoval.com

Hauling Anything..

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

But Dead Bodies!!

Ph: 604-942-4383

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

www.pro-accpainting.com

604.220.JUNK(5865)

www.paintspecial.com

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal Buildings 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING.......”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7

VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 FREE all for $99 including FREE SHIPPING. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 888-8360780 or metromeds.net

Certified, Insured & Bonded RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

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

MOVING SALE Saturday November 30th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Downsizing to condo. Patio furniture, exercise equipment, tools, home furnishing. 11 - 101 Parkside Drive, Port Moody, BC

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

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

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

GARAGE SALES

6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $99.00

PLUMBING

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DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com.

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

PAINT SPECIAL

338

RUBBISH REMOVAL

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

EXTRA

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

CHEAP

ALTO CONN SAX $495. 604-859-5925

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

PIANO. Mason & Risch Toronto Comes with bench. Low standing. Good condition $600. 604-854-5929

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

REAL ESTATE

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT!

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

PIANOS & HOT TUBS NO PROBLEM!

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

ZERO

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

W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

604.465.7221

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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO 2 bdrm bright apt. Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.

Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers”

APPLIANCES

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

YELLOW LAB PUPS. 3 females. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

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! 604-657-9422

P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILER Puppies. Ready December 1st. $1000/firm. (778)899-3326

Yorkshire Terrier, P/B, not reg., 4 male/1 female, vet certificate. $550 & up. (604)846-7074/846-7139

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

Polo Club Apartments

W.M.Ridge rancher, 2bdrm+den, lg lot, 19’x15’ wrkshop 220V, new furnace, $415K. 604-944-8100.

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

PORT COQUITLAM

RENOVATED SUITES RENOVATED 1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/ht water, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shoping/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550 RENAISANCE ON SHAW 555 Shaw Avenue, Coquitlam Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments very close to Lougheed mall and sky train station. Contact manager, Nova at: 604-618-7467 or email novashaw@shaw.ca

Call 604-944-2963

750

SUITES, LOWER

Coquitlam 1 brand new bdrm ste $950 incl granite counters. utils & security alarm, N/P. 604-817-8058 COQUITLAM Centre area. 2 Bdrm suite, priv laund, full bath, ns/np, Dec1. $900 incl utils. 604-944-4252 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 Coquitlam Falcon Dr. 1 bdrm grnd flr bright, sep ent, no ldry NS/NP $780 incl utils/cbl 604-374-8605 COQUITLAM Mundy Prk 2bdr gr/lvl full bath, shared laundry. N/S, avail Dec1. $925 incl utils. 604-617-3599 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. 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. 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

Sorry no pets.

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

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

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

711

CO-OP RENTALS

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

BURNABY

TOWNHOMES

WHATTLEKAINUM HOUSING CO-OP ORIENTATION

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

Do you want to live in the security of a family community?

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

Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

BRINGING SMILES TO OUR COMMUNITY: Did you, or someone you know just get engaged? Advertise your precious moments with us. Call 604-575-5555 bcclassified.com

752

TOWNHOUSES

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

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

TOWNHOUSES

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

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 810

AUTO FINANCING

Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms $919/mo. 3 bdrms. $1029/mo. & 4 bdrms. $1134/mo. Shares $2500.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: AUDREY ANNE CLEARIE, Deceased, formerly of 224 - 1465 Parkway Boulevard, Coquitlam, BC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of AUDREY ANNE CLEARIE, who died on June 18, 2013, are hereby required to send particulars of those claims to BRIAN BRUCE MORWOOD-CLARK, c/o Brawn Karras & Sanderson, 309-1688152nd Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 4N2, Attn: Kim A. Karras, on or before December 28th, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been

NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, December 1st 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 18, 2013, at the 1000th block of Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Coquitlam RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $455 CAD, on or about 11:30 Hours, an iPhone, on or about 11:30 Hours, a Samsung cell phone, on or about 11:30 Hours, and a Blackerry cell phone, on or about 11:30 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by/used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1805, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for

2005 NISSAN SENTRA GXE- auto, 4 dr. a/c, air cared-2015, mint. cond pwr. option $4400 (604)889-4627

PORT COQUITLAM: new 2 bdrm suite. Cls to schools, shops, buses. $950/m inc hydro. Cat ok. Avl. now. Smoking ok outside. 604-690-0564

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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

Coquitlam:

Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent.

2008 PONTIAC VIBE White, meticulously maintained, air, auto, very clean. Higher kms (mostly highway), drives great. $4995/obo. 604-575-5347

disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 24, 2012, on Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Coquitlam RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $240 CAD, on or about 12:15 Hours, and a Nokia cell phone, on or about 12:15 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by/used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1806, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil

Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.


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December 2013

Chamber News

‘Tis the season… to shop As you think about your gift purchases this holiday season, I encourage you to consider purchasing products and services from a Tri-Cities merchant first. There are huge benefits to buying locally. When you shop locally, more of that money stays in the community. Take a look at the below example:

COQUITLAM | PORT COQUITLAM | PORT MOODY

Chamber of Commerce

Are you ready for holiday shopping mode? The holiday season is just around the corner. It seems like only yesterday that we were enjoying sunshine and warm temperatures. Where has the year gone?

Tri-Cities

@TriCitiesCoC #AGM2013 brings Kinder Morgan Prez Ian Anderson to event. Chats about economic opps along @TransMtn Pipeline Expansion Project for #TriCities & surrounding area.

Michael Hind, Executive Director Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

TRI-CITIES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

FEATURING

#BC Premier @christyclarkbc & #AB @Premier_Redford meet to outline framework for pipeline deal. Discussion around ‘fair share’ of revenues for 2 provinces.

Chamber of Commerce

Tri-Cities

Pricing is competitive. If you can save big by going elsewhere, you should look to do that. But, keep in mind all the other things that are at stake when you purchase outside of the community. This holiday season please look at shopping in the Tri-Cities first.

COQUITLAM | PORT COQUITLAM | PORT MOODY

Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities

When you buy from a local merchant, you are supporting the local economy, local jobs and, as a benefactor, often local charities. The taxes you pay here – yes, I went there – pay for the services we need to carry out our everyday lives. What do the US merchants you buy from give back to our community? Nothing.

Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Tri-Cities

Now, I know cross-border shopping has become “the thing to do”. Most of us occasionally venture over the border to shop as a treat, a road-trip or a minivacation. That’s all good. For some, however, cross-border shopping is a regular occurrence. Some folks are crossing the border to purchase items they can get right here in their own backyard. I encourage those people to take a second look at their shopping habits. You may save some money on the actual item, but, when you factor in the cost of gas, wear-and-tear on your vehicle, and how much time you spend going back and forth, are you really saving that much?

#BusinessInBC

Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities

When you shop local you always pay it forward. Shop at a large chain in your community, $47 of every $100 remains in the community through wages and additional purchasing. This increases to $73 of every $100 when it is a locally owned company. Those dollars then circulate in the community 75 times. via Mission Chamber of Commerce

That additional money goes to things like schools, police, the fire department, hospitals as well as social investments in your community.

COQUITLAM | PORT COQUITLAM | PORT MOODY

@TriCitiesCoC Board Chair & ViceChair attend Deputy Ministers event in Victoria – opens biz-gov dialogue & brings local biz issues to table. #TriCities

TM

COQUITLAM | PORT COQUITLAM | PORT MOODY

@BCChamberofCom calls for return of #business vote in local gov elections reform. #SmallBiz pay heavy portion of local property taxes.

CO-FOUNDED BY

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#EvergreenLine construction shuts down portion of Barnet Hwy causing traffic upset but work completion means no second weekend shutdown necessary.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT

Chamber of Commerce COQUITLAM | PORT COQUITLAM | PORT MOODY

#EvergreenLine starts construction of Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station on Pinetree Way in #Coquitlam. Intermittent, temporary lane closures on Pinetree & Guildford.

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Restaurant of the Month In March 1978, the John B Neighbourhood Pub first opened its doors in Coquitlam, across the street from its current location on Austin Avenue. The John B opened up back in the days of “beer parlours”, where the concept of a ‘Neighbourhood Pub’ - with an enhanced menu, cozy atmosphere and unlimited beverage selection - was new and a little controversial. Now after 35 years, this family-run establishment boasts over 465 different spirits proudly displayed on their signature back bar plus 28 different draft beers and an excellent wine list which includes 9 different wines on tap. When it comes to the food at the John B, the size and quality of their menu is not like any other pub or restaurant. The term Pub Grub definitely does not apply here! The pub’s extensive menu encompasses everything from a tasty John B Burger, which is absolutely loaded, to a fantastic Chop Chop Salad to Miso Marinated Halibut. The food and drink offerings appeal to every taste, mood and price range. There is a little something for everyone at the John B! The John B staff and management believe their guests should be treated like family once they walk through the doors. They make their place your place and even more so during the holiday season. With Christmas around the corner the ‘B’ family goes all out for the holidays with full festive décor, a beer advent calendar for all

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you beer enthusiasts and the annual Christmas ‘sing-a-long’ which has been a long standing tradition for over 30 years. Every Friday and Saturday night during December, the John B staff leads its patrons in a caroling contest with prizes for the winners for the most holiday cheer. You won’t find anything else like it! For 35 years, the John B Pub has thrived despite tremendous changes to the industry, and continues to be one of the TriCities most popular pubs. You’ll always find something happening at the John B. It’s a great place to watch sporting events, listen to acoustic music, DJs and amazing live local bands every Friday and Saturday night. Head in, get comfy, and remember what it’s like to go home to friends and family in a welcoming environment. “There are no strangers at the John B, only friends that have not yet met.”

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Who: Troico Home Solutions Who: Bobbi Crandall, Macdonald Realty What: Specializing in the sales and leasing of commercial retail, office and industrial properties within the Tri Cities. Where: www.tullisrealty.com I specialize in the sales and leasing of commercial retail, office and industrial properties within the Tri-Cities. I got into real estate after watching a close friend, who was already in the business. We talked, and I decided this was a career path I wanted to look into. He gave me the encouragement to quit my job and come work with him. He became my mentor and the rest is history! In 2012, after having my second baby, I earned and received the Ravi Parhar Memorial Award for my office. Although I always work very hard, I never thought this was within my reach and it was really an absolute surprise. Whenever I have success with my business, I celebrate with knowing I have done a good job, knowing I did my best, and knowing the client is happy with my service. When they come back to me in a few years because they are expanding and need a new location, or I received a referral from them, then I know I did something right. My best tip for someone starting a business is to find a mentor. Without the support and knowledge of mine, I would not be where I am today. He gave me the tools, knowledge and experience to become who I am. I took them and kept building on them. I am still building! Bobbi Crandall, Macdonald Realty 5c-2662 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam 604.931.5551 www.tullisrealty.com

What: Full-service design, renovation and custom millwork services to make your space beautiful Where: 1308 Ketch Court, Coquitlam Michael Richter and Vanessa Pinelli founded Troico in February 2012 - one month after giving birth to their first child. Together, Michael and Vanessa have turned Troico into a home renovations solutions centre - providing design, project management and custom millwork all in one place. Troico has grown from a small office in Vancouver into an 11,000 sq. foot manufacturing, showroom and design facility in Coquitlam. Troico began by doing simple, small bathroom renovations and now they complete six-figure custom-built home renovations. Our inhouse millwork company, Troico Manufacturing, builds custom cabinets and other finishing components for our projects. Our interior design team creates beautiful and functional spaces for kitchens, bathrooms, offices and more. Troico employs 15 employees and is helping build the Tri-Cities economy. Many of Troico’s clients are based in the Tri-Cities, as well. We also look forward to helping build design row into a premier location for the lower mainlands design, renovation and furniture needs. Our proudest moment so far was our official opening of our new showroom which is adjacent to our millwork facility at 1308 Ketch Court in Coquitlam. The showroom gives our clients a chance to see kitchen and batch designs up close and shows the precision and craftsmanship that our millwork team brings to each new job. Troico Home Solutions 1308 Ketch Court, Coquitlam 604.545.0123 www.troico.ca

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Selling your home: Returns on renovation costs I’m currently a REALTOR® with the Board of Greater Vancouver. Two years ago, I took the role as Tri-Cities Real Estate Agent Tour Leader for Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. If you’re looking to sell your home and thinking about renovating to increase the value, you should know what percentage of your renovation costs will be recovered upon resale. See below: Percentage recovered upon resale: Kitchen upgrade:  ........................................75% to 100% Bathroom upgrade:  ....................................75% to 100% Interior painting:  ........................................50% to 100% Roof replacement:  ......................................50% to 80% Replacement of furnace or heating system: 50% to 80% Expansion (addition of family room): ........50% to 75% Doors and windows:  ...................................50% to 75% Deck:  ............................................................50% to 75% Installation of hardwood floor:  .................50% to 75% Construction of a garage:  ..........................50% to 75% Fireplace (wood or gas):  .............................50% to 75% Central air conditioning:  ............................50% to 75% Finished basement:  .....................................50% to 75% Wood fence:  ................................................25% to 50% Interlocking paving stones on driveway:  ..25% to 50% Landscaping:  ...............................................25% to 50% Asphalt driveway:  .......................................20% to 50% Pool:  .............................................................10% to 40% Skylights:  .....................................................0% to 25%

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Kinder Morgan Canada President, Ian Anderson, discussing economic opportunities at our Annual General Meeting on Nov 14. Our incoming 2014 Board of Directors: Back row, left to right: Trevor Sutherland, Rick Duff, Carlo Zarrillo, Ann Soucie, Lisa Landry, Tom Lewis, Randy Webster, Tereza McDermid Front row, left to right: Desiree Dupuis, Bryan Hyndman, Peggy Hunt, Janine Davies, Rick Pasin, Gillian Kirk The Ugly Sweater Party crew feeling the Halloween spirit at our Nominees Luncheon at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club on Oct 30. The nominees of our Small Business of the Year award at our Nominees Luncheon Oct 30.


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