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MOSSOM CREEK HATCHERY PROJECT
By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
eorge Assaf considers himself more of a science geek than a sensitive guy but even he understood why his wife cried when she watched the spectacle of the coho returning to Mossom Creek one autumn. “It was such a beautiful effort,”he said, recalling the experience of seeing the fish jump, push and wriggle their way upstream over rocks and other obstacles to spawn in the gravel shoals of the Port Moody creek. Today, Assaf has more prosaic concerns as he ponders the future of the hatchery as it rebounds from December’s devastating fire. The blaze wiped out an entire year of chum, coho and pink stocks, when 120,000 chum eggs, 54,000 pink eggs and 4,500 coho eggs packed in their heath trays were destroyed. What should have been a good base for salmon returns went up in smoke. What’s more, about 1,300 coho smolts from 2012 that would have helped to stock the creek for 2016 were killed as
■ More stories on page A3 ■ Editorial on page A10 well. The second blow occurred in January, when sediment blocked a pipe carrying water from the creek into one of two coho tanks. It was quickly fixed by a dedicated team of hatchery volunteers and Fisheries and Oceans Canada workers, and 4,400 smolts were saved, but the destruction could result in fewer coho returning in the future. The question now is: What’s next? see CHECKING, page A4
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Mossom Creek Hatchery volunteers take part in an chum salmon egg take at the mouth of the creek into Burrard Inlet in this photo from 2011. The hatchery’s stock of young salmon was decimated when a fire destroyed the hatchery in December.
Como is open, for now Another closure will be needed to move guideway By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A section of Como Lake Avenue re-opened in both directions Sunday after it was
closed last Friday when a massive concrete guideway for the Evergreen Line unexpectedly shifted above the intersection at Clarke Road. But the road will be closed again for further work, although the project boss promises less disruption next time. The incident that caused the initial closure
occurred overnight last Friday when a spacer at the top of the column on the southwest side of the intersection failed, causing the beam to drop and rotate. Crews installed additional iron braces and supports to secure the guideway, according to Amanda Farrell, the Evergreen Line project
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MOSSOM CREEK HATCHERY PROJECT
The Tri-City News is partnering with Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society on the rebuilding project for Mossom Creek Hatchery. Below is the third part of a 3-part series; coverage will continue for the next year.
Big plans & big costs New hatchery to be ‘as off-the-grid as we can make it’
ILLUSTRATION FROM ‘ATLAS OF PACIFIC SALMON’
By the numbers In 2013, fish returning to Mossom Creek Hatchery included:
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lans to build a state-of-the-art hatchery and education facility on the footprint of the destroyed Mossom Creek Hatchery are taking shape. With a cost initially pegged at $1.2 million, including corporate and community donations and in-kind services, a low-impact, innovative building is set to rise from the ashes and could be open by next spring. At least that is the hope of the Burrard Inlet Marine Education Society (BIMES), whose team of volunteers is now planning and raising funds for the project. “It’s going to be as offoff-grid as we can make it,”said Gaetan Royer, a former Port Moody city manager and a previous parks planning manager with Metro Vancouver, who is helping to design the building based on input from Centennial secondary school students and BIMES volunteers who participated in recent visioning sessions. Because it’s in a sensitive area, next to a creek, the new two-storey, 2,600 sq. ft. building and its operating systems will adhere to the highest environmental standards. For example, the design calls for a water collection system that will store rain from the roof of an observation tower, or“crow’s nest,”to feed a fire sprinkler system. As well, the walls will be super-insulated to keep electricity use to a minimum. And plans call for a system to capture energy from the creek for electricity, a specially-
chum (above) out of some 100,000 chum fry that were released coho, out of some 6,000 smolts released
pinks (likely strays from another creek system)
Mossom, volunteers key, says Fisheries ABOVE: BIMES ILLUSTRATION; BELOW: DIANE STRANDBERG/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Above: An illustration of the planned Mossom Creek Hatchery and Education Centre. Left: Volunteers (from left) Gaetan Royer, Pat Dennett and George Assaf are working on plans to rebuild after the fire in December.
designed off-channel pond, that will naturally filter water from the fish tanks, toilets that compost waste and an observation window for looking at the fish in the creek. Royer said he would also like to see some technology in the building, such as an interactive “smart board” that students and volunteers can use to monitor hatchery operations and environmental systems. Ambitious?Yes, but “doable,”Royer said, adding that interesting features, such as the crow’s nest — essentially a tree-
top observation deck, although attractive and beneficial, will not be costly. “It’s a very simple log structure. It’s going to look very unique. But it’s not an expensive structure,” he said. The education centre, with its ground-floor hatchery and secondfloor classroom/meeting space, will also be handicap-accessible from the parking area with a ramp built into the slope of the land. Pat Dennett, the volunteer construction manager, would like to see the project“shovelready”by October and
open by spring 2015. But many details need to be worked out, in addition to the challenge of raising money from the community. Among those details: The insurance settlement must be finalized and BIMES needs to sign off on lease agreements with the city of Port Moody for the land and Imperial Oil for the access road. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, although supportive of the group’s efforts, will expect the hatchery and building to be low-impact because it’s so close to the creek. And the group needs to meet city standards for its development permit. The hatchery building area is not huge, and a landscaped filtration pond with a portal for children to view the fish may be a challenge to build but it’s not an outrageous idea, said Dennett, although alterations may be necessary.
For now, everything is on the table, and money, of course, is the critical issue. “I want to be prepared,”said the retired businessman and construction manager.“The next most important step is to get proper funding. We have to have the money to proceed.” The group has had at lease one early win: Lafarge has agreed to be a senior partner for the project and will donate the concrete and formwork as part of its environmental certification efforts. “They are taking a lead worldwide to put themselves ahead of the competitors to show that they are doing things in the community to fit their three pillars of environment, sustainability and education,” Dennett said, noting that Lafarge’s aims fit well with BIMES’ mandate.
A community advisor for Fisheries and Oceans Canada is supporting efforts to rebuild Port Moody’s Mossom Creek Hatchery, which was felled by fire in December. Sandie Hollick-Kenyon says she has long appreciated the efforts of Rod MacVicar and Ruth Foster, co-founders of the hatchery, as well as Centennial secondary teachers and students and the team at the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society, for their years of work rebuilding fish stocks and educating the community about the importance of salmon to the ecosystem. “They were one of the first groups to come forward saying, ‘We want to be involved, and not only do we want to consult but we want hands-on experience,’”said Hollick-Kenyon, who said the hatchery predates her department’s own Salmon Enhancement Program. The work stocking the creeks with salmon is crucial because, without it, the region would lose an iconic species that is valuable both to the economy and are ecosystems. In addition to stocking Mossom Creek each year with coho, chum and, in the future, pinks, the group also stocks Schoolhouse and Suterbrook creeks on PoMo’s south shore. Without the group’s efforts, these creeks would be empty of fish and the environment and society poorer for it, Hollick-Kenyon said. “Healthy ecosystems include the plants and animals that used to exist and should be here today,”she said. Equally important is that Mossom hatchery, now in the earliest stages of re-construction, has become a rallying point for the community.
To contribute to the rebuilding effort for the Mossom Creek Hatchery, go to mossomcreek.org and click on the Donate Now button.
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Checking creeks this spring for chum & coho fry people coming up every day to check on them, to clean the tanks and feed them.” BIMES has a temporary trailer donated by the city of Port Moody to act as headquarters and, in addition to planning to rebuild the hatchery, there’s still work to be done on the creek to make sure its in good shape for the salmon, such as building new weirs to create more places for the fish to spawn. Another disappointment from the fire is the loss of the pink eggs. This would have been the first year the group would have released pink salmon fry into the creek in the hopes of bringing back the species; now, the project will have to wait another two years. Still, Assaf is optimistic the salmon will rebound. After all, numbers have been improving in recent years, likely due to the work of BIMES volunteers. “If we have decent numbers,”he said,“it’s a good sign that we are augmenting the natural system in a way that’s helping it.”
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For Assaf, who has been volunteering with the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society (BIMES) for almost three years, the answer is simple: Keep going. Build it back up again. Start anew. “Right now, were looking at not being able to have the hatchery up and running this fall,” he said. “If we have low numbers [of naturally returning salmon], we’d be looking at putting up a temporary hatchery so we have some healthy stocks, and to be able to do some coho and chum this year.” Assaf said volunteers will be combing the creeks this spring looking for coho and chum fry, and again later this summer to check on the 2012 coho smolts to see how well the naturally occurring salmon are doing. Low numbers would likely convince volunteers to set up the temporary hatchery to avoid two years of poor returns. “We’re meaning to keep busy,”Assaf said, “We’re still feeding the 2012 coho that we’ve got on site and we have
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More sex charges against former local teacher Read By Gary McKenna The Tri-CiTy News
More charges have been laid against a retired school teacher who pleaded guilty last year to sexually exploiting two young people in Coquitlam during incidents that date back more than a decade. Russell Lance Read, who last taught at Citadel middle school in Port Coquitlam, is now facing one count each of sexual interference of a person under 14, sexual exploitation, touching a young person for a sexual purpose and two counts of sexual assault. In addition to teaching, he coached rugby and volleyball, and was involved with a choir. The two charges to which he entered guilty pleas in 2013 related to offences between 1998 and 2003 in Coquitlam, Victoria, Ladner and Vancouver. Details of the offences
are limited because of a publication ban to protect the identities of the victims. But criminal justice branch spokesperson Neil MacKenzie told The Tri-City News last year that in one case, Read also pleaded guilty to administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with the intent to commit sexual exploitation. Last year’s guilty pleas were not the first time Read had been investigated. In 2009, he was suspended from teaching and given a 10-year ban from re-certifying by the former BC College of Teachers (now the BC Teacher Regulation
Branch). Records obtained by The Tri-City News at the time showed he was also investigated by the college in 2008 for incidents between 2002 and 2004, which he agreed constituted professional misconduct. They included referring to students as “Grade 12 babes” in an email, passing on information about the Wicca religion to a student at her workplace and making inappropriate jokes or references to students while employed as a middle school teacher. The school at which he worked isn’t named in
the disciplinary report. In earlier incidents between 1979 and 1983, Read was found to have given a young female the drug amyl nitrate while he was a teacher at a First Nations band school. Even with the new charges, the Coquitlam RCMP believe there could be more victims. Anyone who has been a victim of Read who has not spoken to police is being asked to call Cpl. Chris Fox of the Coquitlam RCMP Sex Crime Unit at 604-5524335.
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Coquitlam cops are warning the public to be careful about giving out personal information or money after some residents complained last week about a telephone scam. Cpl. Jamie Chung told The Tri-City News several people have received calls requesting they call the “federal court officer” about an overdue tax notice by calling 647-5583423. When the number is called, the target is informed they are behind in their income tax and need to pay. The intended victims locally became suspicious, however, when the suspect on the other end of the line asked them to transfer their money into Home Depot gift cards before paying the bill. “They thought it was
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PM cops seize 80 iPods A 33-year-old Burnaby man is facing charges after Port Moody police allegedly found a trove of stolen goods, including laptops and identification, in his vehicle and home. The investigation began last Friday, when 11 automobiles were broken into in Port Moody. A witness noticed the suspect and took down his vehicle’s licence plate number, which police were able to link to a location in Burnaby. When investigators searched the home of
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ust about every major creek in the Tri-Cities has a stewardship group watching over it but The Tri-City News has partnered with the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society that protects and enhances Mossom Creek. Why? For one, it’s the longest-living stream stewardship program in the region. In fact, before the Department of Fisheries started its Salmon Enhancement Program nearly 30 years ago, two Centennial teachers were already incubating salmon eggs to teach students about the value of protecting and enhancing salmon runs. Without the efforts of Ruth Foster and Rod MacVicar, and their dedicated band of volunteers at Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society, sediment would have long clogged up the creek, killing the fish and any hopes of salmon spawning, and pollution would be an acceptable tradeoff for housing and economic development. Now, as the group tries to rebuild after a disastrous December fire, The Tri-City News wants to be on the forefront of that reconstruction effort and is calling on individuals and businesses to do the same. Much was lost in the blaze: incubating tanks and heath trays; more than 150,000 fish eggs that were collected last fall, including the hatchery’s first intake of pink salmon eggs that would have hatched by now; a classroom used as the group’s headquarters and to educate the next generation of stream stewards; and an archive that contained decades worth of newspaper articles, photographs and research. Thankfully, there are already many signs that Mossom holds value in the community and people are coming together to rebuild. The city of Port Moody has loaned equipment and provided money and support. Other individuals and groups have come forward with offers of help and cash. And local businesses, building professionals and other corporations are starting to come on board. Is more needed?Yes.The group has a long way to go and a lot of money to raise before it can begin construction. But as the community comes together to rebuild, we promise to do our best to keep everyone up to date about what is needed and what has been accomplished. It’s a project worth getting involved in for the fish, yes, but, more importantly, for the kids and generations of streamkeepers to come.
The U.S.-backed green machine gathers in B.C. BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA anada’s sleek, imported green propaganda machine rolled into the provincial capital last week for a couple of days of meetings. You wouldn’t have heard about it because they didn’t stage any protests or press conferences. Instead, they met quietly with selected reporters as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle. They didn’t invite me, for some reason, but from what I can gather, it was a friendly networking session. When I speak of our U.S.-directed environmental movement, many people still don’t know what I mean. They see the sign-waving on TV and assume it’s all spontaneous, driven by passionate volunteers. Nuke the Whales for Jesus, as we used to joke in the 1970s. It’s an industry now, and as with our automotive industry, Canada is a branch plant of the U.S. The Victoria event was an annual conference
called Organizing for Change, sponsored by Tides Canada. Thanks mainly to the work of B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, this offshoot of the U.S. Tides Foundation now at least identifies itself while it pulls B.C.’s political strings. Organizing for Change currently includes Ecojustice, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC, ForestEthics Advocacy, ForestEthics Solutions, Georgia Strait Alliance, Dogwood Initiative, Pembina Institute, West Coast Environmental Law, Wildsight and Seattlebased Conservation Northwest. Tides is a front for wealthy charitable foundations based mostly in Seattle and California, funded by billionaires who see“saving”B.C. as their personal eco-project. Its hired activists met with Environment Minister Mary Polak to discuss her just-introduced Water Sustainability Act. This was to demand heavy fees and choking regulations on water used for“fracking,”that nefarious gas drilling technology so demonized in fake documentaries and celebrity protests. Tides no longer attempts to hide its strategy of targeting energy development in B.C.
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and Alberta. Its tactics are well known, too. Environmentalists need high-profile wins and the economic pain is best inflicted outside of the U.S., the biggest polluter in world history. Organizing for Change’s stated priorities for the year are the“last stand of the Great Bear Rainforest,”the“Sacred Headwaters”and the Water Sustainability Act. Professional protesters are mainly just taking credit for the 2012 buy-back of Shell’s coal-bed gas licences around the headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine rivers.Tahltan Central Council declared that territory theirs in 1910, and having pros roll in with slogans and graphics wasn’t exactly crucial to the outcome. Organizing for Change’s greatest marketing success so far is the Great Bear Rainforest, which is continually portrayed as being in peril from hunting, logging and of course, oil and gas development. One of the documents Krause unearthed is a 2008 plan entitled“Tar Sands Campaign Strategy 2.1”that has proven remarkably prophetic. As Greenpeace, Sierra and ForestEthics were negotiating the 2007 Great Bear land use
plan, other network members were preparing to“raise the negatives”and market Alberta as a unique threat to planetary integrity. I’ve written before about the distortions and evasions required to present such a fossil fuel fairy tale. Suffice it to say that while we have busloads of protesters in B.C., you don’t see them in those benevolent petro-states Angola, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria,Venezuela, Kuwait or Algeria.They’re not saving the whole planet, just the safe and lucrative parts. And as I mentioned after the protesterstaged NeilYoung concert tour, it’s amazing how American oil and gas interests and Alaska oil tankers remain invisible to this sophisticated network. NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert met with the green machine, too. He wants all of B.C.’s groundwater mapped and measured deep into the Earth’s crust. That should take a while.
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The Editor, One possible consequence of new development and population growth is gentrification. If Port Moody council approves the proposed OCP, there could be a dramatic decline in affordable housing, massive demand on public infrastructure and increased taxation. Many low-income residents and pensioners will likely be priced out of the city. Crime rates could also rise, along with a host of other social problems such as homelessness. The myth that small businesses will have a larger client base is unfounded. In fact, new development can bring more competition and higher lease rates. It appears council may want to convert Kyle Centre and the adjacent green space into subsidized housing to help combat gentrifica-
they want our schools to be hubs for the community and we strive to provide space that can be used not only by our students but by the community as a whole. I am glad the letter writer is “impressed by the beauty of the proposed new Moody middle school” because our staff has worked diligently on this process. In short, we want our community to be proud of its new school. Ivano Cecchini, School District 43
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tion standards, is actually very low in comparison to other similar buildings. Our design team process is extensive and involves teachers, students, school administrators, district staff and facilities staff. Together, we work with the goal of creating first-class learning environments for our students. We build to LEED Gold standards, which means that they meet a high standard of environmental sustainability. We have clearly heard from area residents that
items mentioned in the letter, including reducing class sizes or providing breakfast programs. Funding for these types of expenses come out of a district’s operating budget while funds received from capital are not permitted to be used for operating expenses. As a district, we are working to stretch every dollar and our new schools are certainly no exception. The funding that we are provided by our government to build the school, by construc-
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The Editor, Re. “Nice school, but…” (Letters, The TriCity News, March 5). On behalf of the School District 43 board of education, I would like to respond to the abovereferenced letter. Our new Moody middle school is funded as a capital” project as part of the provincial seismic mitigation program. All funds from that program must be used for the specific purpose of building the new school and cannot be used to fund
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The BC Government is proposing to ofﬂoad the province’s world-class recycling programs, run by local municipalities, to an association led by big multi-national corporations. The idea is that we’ll get a better, more efﬁcient program that costs taxpayers less.
Currently, BC homeowners only pay, on average, $35 a year for curbside recycling. Under the proposed regime, you’ll pay more. Every time you bring home a pizza, buy toilet paper,
Unfortunately, what we’ll really end up with is anyone’s guess.
How much more? Well, nobody’s saying.
The association isn’t guaranteeing that we’ll get a better program, or even one as good as the current Blue Box program already in place. Since the association is led by big businesses outside of BC, many of whom are not even headquartered in Canada, one could presume that proﬁts will come before environmental stewardship. They usually do. They also won’t guarantee that there won’t be any job cuts here in BC.
Here’s the only thing anyone does know: we already have a Blue Box program that works, is efﬁcient, managed locally and puts the BC environment ﬁrst. So why is the BC government ﬂipping a coin, bringing in a questionable recycling program that some of our local elected ofﬁcials are already calling a “scam?”
And how is this supposed to make things better for BC?
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it’s the right thing to do,” Anton said. “But we can’t compensate for the loss of a mother.” The agreement is expected to settle a civil lawsuit brought by 13 families of victims. Pickton was convicted in 2007 on six counts of second-degree murder and is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years. He was arrested in 2002, but Oppal found better policing should have caught him years earlier, preventing the disappearances of many addicted Downtown Eastside sex trade workers whose DNA
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Children of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton will each be paid $50,000 as compensation for policing failures that allowed the Port Coquitlam resident to prey on vulnerable women for years. The $4.9-million deal between the provincial and federal governments and city of Vancouver provides the payments to 98 children of 67 missing or murdered women tied to Pickton, and addresses a key recommendation of the Missing Women Inquiry led by Wally Oppal. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said the money offers a chance for victims’ families to improve their education, housing or other circumstances. She acknowledged no amount can fully repay families for the loss of their loved ones. “It’s a fair amount,
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was later found on the Pickton farm. Oppal cited the “intergenerational impact” of Pickton’s crimes and the need to break the hold of violence on families in recommending the compensation fund for children. Anton said the province has fulfilled or is making substantial progress on three-quarters of the inquiry’s recommendations. “I will always regret that we did not catch this killer sooner,” Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu said. Both he and RCMP Dep. Co m m . Craig Callens reiterated past apologies for the policing failures. Callens said policing has improved on multiple fronts since the Pickton investigation. He said another inquiry recommendation on improved police information sharing and analysis for serious crimes will be addressed when a new 24-hour real-time intelligence centre opens in May at the RCMP’s E Division headquarters in Surrey.
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Boom! It’s spring break (prime book time) A GOOD READ Dana Ionson
ooking for books to keep teens reading over spring break? Look no further… • Boom! by Mark Hadden: When Hadden first published this book in 1993, it was titled Gridzbi Spudvetch! Unfortunately, no one knew how to pronounce the title, much less want to buy it. After some readers wrote to Hadden telling him how much they liked it, he convinced his publisher to release it again. In 2011, he took out references to floppy disks and Walkmans and gave it a new title. Boom! is the story of Jim, struggling student and wimpy guy. Jim’s sister tells him she overheard a teacher say Jim is going to get expelled and sent to the school for juvenile delinquents. Jim
is terrified and desperate to find out if his sister is telling the truth or just winding him up so his friend Charlie comes up with a plan.They will bug the teacher’s staff room during their upcoming meeting and discover the truth.They learn that staff meetings are boring but after the teachers clear out, two teachers stay behind and start speaking in a strange language. Jim and Charlie are determined to find out what these teachers are hiding.
• The Way we Fall by Megan Crewe: Kaelyn is trying to settle back into her small island community but it’s not easy reconnecting with friends after a year living in the city. Life seems bearable until she goes over to her classmate Rachel’s house after school. Rachel’s dad is acting strange and looks very ill. A few days later, Rachel’s dad is dead and Kaelyn’s dad, the only microbiologist on the island is trying to figure out why. Suddenly more and more people are getting sick and dying and no one can find a cure. With illness ripping through the small community, the island is quarantined. Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in
the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest. • How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr: When 18-yearold Jill MacSweeney’s dad dies in a car accident, she is lonely, upset and angry. Her mother reacts in a different way — she decides to adopt a baby. She meets Mandy, pregnant teen, in a chat room and sets up a very odd arrangement: Jill’s mother invites Mandy to live with her and Jill during Mandy’s last month of pregnancy. The chapters flip between Jill’s sarcastic, smart and angry voice to Mandy’s. Mandy has never known her father and her mother treated her like a nuisance rather than a daughter. Even though the circumstances are strange: Mandy feels
at peace living with Jill and her mother but she isn’t completely honest with the MacSweeneys or herself — she’s not sure she wants to give the baby up for adoption. • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne: Dean’s day starts like any other. He leaves late for the bus, wishes he could talk to the beautiful Astrid and avoids eye contact with the jocks. It seems like an ordinary day until out of nowhere, hail starts plummeting from the sky, an unusual event for a sunny day in Colorado.The school bus gets into an accident and winds up in the parking lot of Greenway, a big box store where the surviving teens take refuge. Dean’s brother is there, too, as the school bus heading toward his elementary school also got caught up in the freak hail storm. Initially, the students are comfortable. One of
Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game players can battle for prizes when Coquitlam Public Library (CPL) hosts a free tournament during spring break on Monday, March 24. Players will compete in two age categories: 10 to 13, and 14 and older. Full rules are available on the library website. The tournament will run 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poirier branch in the Nancy Bennett Room. Registration is required; email Chris at cmiller@library. coquitlam.bc.ca with your name, age and phone number. Other spring break events at CPL: • Pokemon Trading Card Game constructed deck tournament Thursday, March 20; • and Mario Kart Wii tournament on Thursday, March 27.
the teens works at the pizza kiosk that’s inside the store and makes pizza for everyone.They find new clothes and toys to keep the little kids busy. They would take advantage of some new technology except all networks are down. When they find a working television, they turn on the news.That’s when they discover they didn’t survive an ordinary rainstorm — a huge volcano erupted halfway around the world that triggered a tsunami that has destroyed the East Coast. When the ground starts shaking, it’s obvious that the disaster isn’t close to being over. For these books and more ideas, visit your local public library — open all spring break.
A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Dana Ionson works at Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.
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Kin’s Green Fighter is transformed for life We are about to start callouts for future Green Fighters. What would you say to those on the fence about applying?
Kin’s Farm marKet’s 2013 Green FiGhter contestants made significant improvements to their lifestyle last year, which many have stuck to well after the challenge was over. Early last year, Nicole Bradley from Abbotsford was determined to maintain her new year’s resolution of exercising regularly and becoming more involved with her community. She wanted to dedicate her journey to her father, who lost his arm to cancer at the age of 22. As she was just turning 22 as well, it was the perfect time to get started. It’s been almost a year since Nicole completed the 2013 Green Fighter challenge — and the 2014 Green Fighter challenge is beginning — and what an amazing year it’s been for her. Kin’s checked in with her to see how her life has changed since her Green Fighter journey and here’s what she had to say:
new fruits and vegetables into my dishes and having a good source of protein with every meal.
Prior to Green Fighters, how active were you? Has the challenge changed your level of activity?
Has the Green Fighters challenge changed the way you feel about yourself?
Before the Challenge in February, I had just started going to the gym a month earlier. I was trying to go three times a week and sort of blindly following a training program that I found online. Before I started this (it was my new year’s resolution) I was pretty inactive overall. Starting the Kin’s challenge motivated me to hire a personal trainer for myself who really helped me focus and surpass the goals I had in mind.
Since the Green Fighters challenge, have you been able to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle? How so?
Absolutely. For me, the key to maintaining my new lifestyle was finding things to do that I genuinely enjoyed. I joined different fitness groups like a Femsport training team, a pole fitness studio, circus classes and a powerlifting gym. This was the game changer for me because I made new friends in all these places that knew exactly what I was going through and supported, encouraged and motivated me to keep going. Plus, it helps that if you want to hang out with your new friends, you go to the gym to see them. Another big factor in maintaining my lifestyle was encouraging my boyfriend, who was already a regular gymgoer, to go to my gym with me and follow my new healthy eating plans. This way we always had at least one night a week where we were doing something active together (our “gym date night”) and since we were eating the same way, I didn’t have to make myself a separate dinner and watch him chow down on unhealthy, although tempting, dishes every night.
Has the Green Fighters challenge changed your diet in any way? How?
I have always had a huge sweet tooth. That being said, I worked extremely hard to dedicate myself to a healthy meal plan during the challenge. I very rarely allowed myself a cheat meal because I knew that if I started cheating, I wouldn’t stop. Some people are able to allow themselves a treat every now and get right back on track. But I knew myself well enough to know that would totally derail my progress. Now that I have changed my habits and enjoy the way eating clean makes me feel, I can allow myself to have a treat while on a coffee date with friends or a slice of cake at the birthday party and not go completely off the deep end. Without the Green Fighters Challenge, I know I wouldn’t have been able to commit to such a big change and more importantly, maintain (and enjoy) my new eating habits. Now I get excited about incorporating
Just apply. If you are chosen as the Fighter from your community, you are on your way to an amazing and incredible journey that offers more than you will expect. If it doesn’t work out for you, no harm done. Those who are not chosen aren’t published and you can always follow along with the fighters via newspaper articles, social media and their blogs. Challenge yourself.
What words of encouragement would you like to say to our next group of Green Fighters?
Being a Green Fighter has totally changed the way I feel about myself. I was always shy, quiet and lacked confidence as I was growing up but this challenge allowed me to see many new positive aspects about myself. Being required to blog each week really helped me open up and I realized that although my struggles might feel embarrassing or silly to me at the time, they were really helpful to the other Fighters and the readers as well. Whenever I had blogged about having a couple days where I wasn’t feeling so on track, it seemed that the other challengers were blogging about similar experiences in the same week. This was really interesting and it helped me realize that its OK to slip up, and we all there to help each other back up. With the help of Kin’s, my trainer and a lot of the new friends I’ve made this past year, I feel as though I’ve learned to come out of my shell. I am no longer nervous about sharing my ideas and opinions, I feel great and I am so much more confident about my body to boot.
In your experience, what was your greatest moment throughout the Green Fighters challenge?
My greatest moment during the challenge would have to be running the Sun Run. I am really not a runner at all, so that’s something I never would have done on my own. Now I suggest that everyone should do it at least once, even if it’s just because you live in the Lower Mainland. I went into the race with my goal being to cross the finish line, regardless of my time. I was totally ecstatic when I finished the race and saw myself up on the big screen.
In your experience, what was the most difficult obstacle you had to overcome throughout the Green Fighters challenge and how did you overcome it?
The most difficult obstacle that I had to overcome was controlling my sweet tooth. I specifically remember the first really intense craving I had for some chocolate one night. I keep thinking to myself “It’s just a thought, it will pass. I can wait this out.” I won’t lie, it sucked at the time, but I did wait it out and once the craving passed, I was so proud of myself that I immediately sent my trainer an email telling her about my little victory, her encouraging response made me feel even more awesome about it.
We worked a lot with the Canadian Cancer Society throughout the challenge, has being a Green Fighter changed the way you think about cancer in any way? I had always thought that it didn’t
matter what you did, you either were prone to cancer or not. If it ran in your family, you had a higher chance of having it. I never realized that diet, exercise and lifestyle played such a huge role in cancer prevention until I went through the Green Fighters Challenge. The Green Fighters challenge taught me how important it really is to be mindful of your diet and activity level to help prevent cancer, I had no idea before. Meeting with a couple survivors was an invaluable experience.
What was your greatest motivation throughout the entire challenge?
I am a very competitive person, so the competition aspect was a real driving force for me. That being said, I felt like people were depending on me to succeed. I always thought that if I could be a role model or source of inspiration for one person who was following my
story in the community then I would have done my job. This challenge taught me that it wasn’t just about me, and that sharing my story and knowledge was a great gift I had to offer.
We remember one of your motivations was your father’s fight with cancer at a young age. How proud is he today of your Green Fighter journey?
When I asked him to answer this for me, he said: “As proud as any father could possibly be. I get welled up just thinking of how proud I am of you. I see parents with huge problems with their kids. I’m very lucky and very proud.” The challenge helped connect and strengthen the relationship between my dad and I. Even though he lives far away now, we connect via Skype or a phone call as often as possible just to chat and catch up.
Simple: Don’t give up. You deserve to feel and look amazing and be the healthiest, strongest version of yourself. If you make time to take care of yourself, you will have so much more to offer to those who depend on you. Take advantage of the incredible support system that Kin’s has put together for you, ask questions and share your ups and downs with your fellow Fighters. I highly suggest hiring a trainer to help you achieve your goals — that’s what made the biggest difference for me. Make sure you do your research and find someone who is educated, certified and qualified. It is also important that their style of training lines up with what you are comfortable with and that they emulate the goals you’re working for. • Start your incredible journey to a healthier and more active you by applying today. Visit www.kinsfarmmarket. com for more information.
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TRI-CITY ARTS End of musical era at Moody
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PoMo school “plays back” all 11 musicals since 1999 in Playback! By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
oody middle will hit the rewind button next month to mark 15 years of musical theatre at the Port Moody school. Staff and students wa n t t o c e l e b r a t e Moody’s theatrical past by reliving its productions since 1999 — 11 titles in all. It’s not been an easy feat, confesses drama teacher Jane Ono, the director, producer and co-choreographer of Playback! But the tribute is needed as the school will lose some two-thirds of its population by the next academic year. Come September, 525 out of 750 Moody students in Grade 6 to 8 will flock to the new Eagle Mountain middle in Anmore. And Moody itself will reinvent into a French immersion and fine arts institution. “We thought it was important to have a lookback and showcase the history of the school before the transition,” Ono said. The “Best of Moody” has been the theme throughout the year and a number of special farewell events — including the annual spring musical — are in the works, principal Nancy Bennett said. For April 8 to 11, when Playback! will run, the community will be invited to tour the campus and view displays in the hallways. Any of the 1,075 past cast members who attend will be honoured with a special button. Ono, who has overseen and watched every musical theatre show since 1999, said she looks forward to be reunited with Moody alumni
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A total of 82 students at Moody middle school are in next month’s school production, titled Playback!, including (left to right) Pink Lady Erika Bodnarivic, Godmother Sara Stone, hippies Carol Zhang and Kyle Morrison, bunny Hakkem Swinney, pirate Kristyn Chan and flapper Megan Odenwald.
— some of whom have continued with theatre after Grade 12. Ono cites triple threat Natasha Kozak (a recent grad of the Sheridan Musical Theatre Program) and Kim Bunka (founder of Undiscovered Theatre) as successes of Moody’s theatre program. Bunka, who is now working for Disney Cruise Lines, said the course with Ono helped her make connections and gain confidence. “I was quite shy and introverted wso doing the shows gave me a chance to make friends and do what I love at school,” she
Theatre director Jane Ono in one of two storage rooms for costumes, of which Ono and parents have stitched more than 1,000 over the past 15 years.
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said by email last week. “Mrs. Ono gives so many children the chance to do something they might not otherwise get to do. It’s a really special thing.” Ono, who also teaches math, science and stagecraft, said she has seen many students blossom under the limelight. “They put on a costume and they get to pretend.
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Teachers and parents don’t recognize them because they become a different person.” Stagecraft, too, allows students to pick up tools and figure out if trades is their career route. With Playback!, she has 15 students in the tech crew plus another 82 actors, all of whom require eight to 10 costume changes over the course of the production. In two very cramped closets, Ono has kept — and carefully inventoried — all the show costumes and sets since 1999, of which she and parents stitched for the 11 musical numbers: Pirates of Penzance, L a g o o n e d , G r o o v y, Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Flapper, Oliver, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Twinderella, Lady Pirate of Captain Bree and Grease (Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Grease were repeated). Ono said Playback! has become so intensive that the cast needed a rehearsal just to practice changing costumes in time for the next act. As well, Ono recruited four assistant directors (teachers Chris Magnusson, Shelley Egelstad, Maria Christina Fantini-Wells and Sara Keeler) and brought in two student helpers from Heritage Wo o d s s e c o n d a r y (Kyla Currie and Sarah Mueckel). Moody sudents have also had to learn the 28 musical numbers and dance steps for the four public presentations and one private event for the elementary feeder schools. “The students have had a great exposure to the arts and we’re going to show it,” Ono said. • Playback! runs April 8 to 11 at 7 p.m. at Moody middle (3115 St. John’s St., Port Moody). Tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are $8/4. The finale gala on Friday is $20/$10. Call 604-4617384 for information.
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Ted talks webstreamed at Coq., PoMo libraries Missed a chance to see the Ted speakers live in Vancouver? The Coquitlam and Port Moody public libraries are webstreaming the conference every day until Friday at the City Centre and Poirier branches in Coquitlam, and in the Inlet Theatre at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.). Among the speakers on Thursday and Friday are: writer David Epstein, plasma physicist Michel Laberge, gun law activists Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, and novelist Isabel Allende. Visit conferences.ted.com/TED2014/ program/guide.php for the line-up.
The Sojourners, Jane and Claire Mortifee, Shari Ulrich, and Matt Rose and Matt Layzel from Coquitlam’s The Matinee will be among the performers taking part in a fundraiser next month for The Shooting Stars Foundation. The Motown Meltdown on April 5 at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam (2088 United Blvd.) follows next Saturday’s event at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Proceeds benefit people with HIV and AIDS. Visit shootingstarsfoundation.org. Call Ticketmaster at 1-855-9855000 or go to ticketmaster.ca.
Hear from the eclectic Char Hoyt at Art Focus Art Association’s monthly meeting in Port Coquitlam.
Top, Marbles Anyone; above, Summer Light; and left, Still Life Flowers and Fruit. The paintings will be on show at the Port Moody Arts Centre, starting tomorrow. COURTESY OF PMAC
First group show at arts centre for PMAA New show will include three pieces from the late artist Dumitru Barliga By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
The first group show at the Port Moody Arts Centre for the city’s largest art organization will open tomorrow (Thursday). But the celebration will have a sad note as one of the exhibiting members from the Port Moody Arts Association recently passed away. PMAC gallery co-ordinator Janice Cotter said the family of Dumitru Barliga this week dropped off three pieces for the display; they will be hung in memory of his masterful skill, she said. The Romanian native was well known for his watercolour depictions of the region. His website shows landscapes of Port Moody including
Shoreline Park, forest trails, Clarke Street, Rocky Point Park and the station museum. There are also scenes of the Barnet Marine Park, Belcarra Park, Stanley Park, White Rock and Whistler. Barliga was a supporting member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a member of the PoMo Art Association. For the PMAA show, his work will be up among the 66 paintings in oil, watercolour and acrylic from 30 artists — many of whom are members of other Tri-City art organizations such as the Suite E Life Drawing Group, Passionate Outdoor Painters and Art Focus Artists’ Association. Titled Artist’s Choice, the display was juried by Sue Cowan, a faculty member at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. • The opening reception for Artist’s Choice is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.). Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The show runs until April 10. email@example.com
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The Sojourners will appear at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam next month. The Vancouver artist will talk on Wednesday about her large-scale paintings, drawings, wearable art and stage props. The March 26 event starts at 7 p.m. in The Outlet in the Leigh Square Community Arts Centre (behind PoCo city hall).
The jazz band at Coquitlam’s Gleneagle secondary will perform at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest this summer. Music director Ed Trovato said the high school was picked last week to play gigs on June 21 and 22. Meanwhile, last month’s jazz dinner gala that featured the jazz band and vocal choirs brought in more than $6,000 for the school’s music and culinary departments, Trovato said.
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to thank all their loyal customers for their valued patronage over the years and invite them all to visit them soon!
They have added a new a la carte menu as well and also new is a special Combo menu that starts at $6.50. I always feel “All You Can Eat” buffets are a little overwhelming, as I can’t eat as much as my husband, (or even close) yet I have to pay the same price. The new Combo Menu is much better for me as I still get a few options, but don’t pay as much. A perfect world for my hubby and myself! Sui Sha Ya is one of our areas most popular Sushi destinations. It is well known for both it’s
As always, the Sushi Chefs look very impressive at their Sushi Bar, making each new roll a thing of beauty! The presentation of the Sushi Boats is as always, amazing, delicately arranged to tantalize your eyes before they do the same to your taste buds!
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The Lunch All You Can Eat Menu now boasts over 40 items and the Dinner over 80 choices. Both now offer more Sashimi and Specialty Rolls and at Dinner you can now get Prawn and Fish Tempura. Even with all these improvements, the price is still the same. (see the ad at the side for details.
The restaurant itself is bright and stylish with modern looking booths and Tatami rooms, the largest of which can be converted to hold up to 40 people, perfect for parties. The beautiful restaurant holds over a hundred people, and the friendly staff keep the flow of fabulous food arriving to your table as efficiently and deliciously as ever!
quantity, but now the quality is even better as is the selection!
excellent quality and generous portions. Every lunch and dinner, this busy place completely fills up with delighted diners who enjoy their fill of Sashimi, Sushi, Japanese appetizers and entrees.
Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant has been a favorite with Tri-City diners for many years. After almost 2 decades however, they are now under new management. The faces are mostly the same as is the exterior and interior, and you still get your biggest bang for your buck in
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Coq. drops home game, holds on to series lead Express fall 5-0 on Monday but still hold series lead over Langley By Gary McKenna ThE Tri-CiTy NEwS
With three games down in the second round of their BCHL playoff series, neither the Langley Rivermen or the Coquitlam Express hasbeen able to send their fans home happy. After jumping out to a two-game series lead over the weekend, it was Coquitlam’s turn to lose on their ice, dropping a 5-0 decision in front of 800 people at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex. It was the most lopsided loss of the postseason so far for the club, which were ex-
pected t o p l ay Game 4 Tuesday n i g h t after The Tr i - C i t y News’ DEfiEL deadline. The Express train went off the rails early in the first period on Monday, when Langley’s Jakob Reichert buried a goal past Coquitlam netminder Gordie Defiel 22 seconds into the game. Rivermen forward Will Cook followed up with a power play goal four minutes later, before Kevin Kilistoff made it 3-0 for the visitors midway through the opening frame. Two more goals from Langley in the second period put the game out of reach for the Express. see ExPRESS, page 24
Centennial takes B.C. curling title The Centennial secondary curling team took home first place at the 2014 B.C. High School Curling Championships in Parksville last week. This is the second provincial banner for team, which consists of Kyle Habkirk, Ryan Harbrink, Nicholas Umbach, Kento Sato and Scott Wilson. Centennial went 6-1 in the tournament, edging second place finishers Lord Tweedsmuir of Surrey, who took second and Smithers secondary, which finished third. The team also came in first place in the recent Fraser Valley play downs, the third time the
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Gleneagle Talons forward Tarik Scott tries to work the ball past a Burnaby South defender during Saturday’s AAAA high school basketall provincial tournament game at the Langley Events Centre. Gleneagle fell 60-57 to take sixth place at the tournament.
Sardis Falcons dash Gleneagle’s title hopes Early loss to Sardis put title out of reach By Gary McKenna ThE Tri-CiTy NEwS
Any hopes Gleneagle had of capturing a AAAA high school basketball provincial championship banner were
dashed on Thursday when the team fell to Sardis in Game 2 of the B.C. tournament. The Talons, which successfully handled Prince George in Game 1 Wednesday, fell to the Chilliwack squad 81-62 at the Langley Events Centre. Despite Gleneagle’s Denver Sparks-Guest
and Cordell Parker each picking up 16 points in the match, the team was unable to contain Falcon forwards Eric Rogers and Colin Kellington, who both logged big minutes in the match. Th e Ta l o n s we r e able to shake off the loss in Game 3 on Friday, when the team knocked off Vancouver
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Cadet Morissette wins gold at National Biathlon Championship Port Moody’s Lucas Morissette won a gold medal at the Cadet National Biathlon Championship in Nova Scotia last week. The flight corporal’s team, which included Emile Vogel Nakamura of Vancouver and Daniel Niles of Victoria, took top honours in the six kilometre patrol race,
a unique event that begins and ends on the range. Close to 140 cadets from across the country competed in the event, which take place between March 3 and March 7 in Martok. Morissette is a member of the Phoenix 754 Squadron Air Cadets.
Phoenix 754 squadron air Cadets member Lucas Morissette won gold at the national Biathlon Championships in nova scotia last week.
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The Coquitlam Express were up two games in their second-round BCHL series after the weekend but dropped Game 3 at home against the Langley Rivermen on Monday.
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Defiel, who has been outstanding since the playoffs began, stopped only 19 of the 24 shots he faced in the game. Coquitlam was a completely different team in the series opener on Friday, when they defeated the Rivermen 4-2 at the Langley Events Centre. Canon Pieper drew first blood for the Express in the first period, assisted by Brendan Lamont and the game stayed frozen at one goal each until the final frame. That’s when the team’s post-season scoring leader Ryan Rosenthal broke the logjam with a goal 3:32 into the third, followed up with an unassisted
marker by Cody Boyd. Boyd, w h o added an insurance marker in RosEnTHaL the closing minutes of the game, was named first star. Coquitlam kept up the effort in Game 2 of the series on Saturday night. Zach Hodder scored the opener on the power play 2:39 into the first assisted by Rosenthal, who scored with one minute left in the frame to make it 2-0 for the Express. Neither team scored in the second and Langley’s lone goal in the third off the stick of Kilistoff was not enough to ignite their offence. When the clock
finally ran down the score was 2-1. Coquitlam net minder Defiel had his strongest start of the series Saturday, stopping 36 of the 37 shots he faced. He was integral to holding Langley off the board for most of the game and was named second star of the match for his play. The series continues in Langley on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. and if more games are necessary will return to Coquitlam on Friday at 7 p.m. If the series stretches to seven games, the final match will be held at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday. For more information go to www.coquitlamexpress.ca.
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North Coquitlam Blue Bombers end season with tourney triumph a Blue Bomber forward was able to break a 0-0 tie to win the game 1-0. In their first match of the tournament, the Coquitlam squad defeated the Port Moody Kaos in a 2-1 win to take the district title.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF HECTOR MACKENZIE CORKUM late of Belvedere Care Centre, 739 Alderson Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7B3 (the “Estate”) NOTICE: is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the executrix Valerie McKinnon at, 985 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3J 2X7, on or before April 13, 2014, after which date the estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. Executrix: Valerie McKinnon NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Roland Humphreys Webb, Deceased, formerly of 1755 East Road, Anmore, British Columbia, who died on January 17, 2013, are hereby required to send them to the Executor at the office of his solicitors, BTM Lawyers LLP, 530 - 130 Brew Street, Port Moody, British Columbia, V3H 0E3, before April 16, 2014 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice. By: Michael A. Poznanski Barrister and Solicitor
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A good starting place when doing a spring decluttering is to take a good look at your closets and other storage systems.
Starting the spring cleaning By Kerry Vital Spring has arrived, and the time-honoured tradition of spring cleaning can begin. The best place to start might be your closet. If you’re not sure where to start, having a professional come in and take a look might be a good option. “We see our closet every day and it can be overwhelming,” says Michelle Carnaby, manager
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The Georgie Awards are presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. Many first-time winners took home the golden statue this year at the gala ceremony, which honoured the best in both new home construction and renovations. Brian Dennehy photo
Georgie Award winners take home the gold The best in British Columbia’s residential construction industry are honoured at the annual Georgie Awards. By Kerry Vital Taking home a little golden statue isn’t just for Oscar winners. On Feb. 1, British Columbia’s best residential builders, renovators, designers and marketers were honoured with their own golden prizes at the Georgie Awards. The Georgie Awards are presented by the
Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, and recognize the best of the best in B.C.’s residential home construction industry. “The excellent work from the winners – and indeed all the finalists – demonstrates that B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction,” says CHBA BC President Rob Capar. This year’s gala ceremony took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, emceed by broadcaster Wayne Cox. Among this year’s big winners was Portrait Homes, who took home five awards. “We have an incredibly talented team that design and build great homes in fantastic
communities,” says Robert Grimm, principal at Portrait. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team for their continued dedication and commitment to being the best they can be!” Portrait was honoured with the Customer Choice Georgie Awards, as well as the awards for Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year and Residential Community of the Year and Best Landscape Design for Hampstead in Maple Ridge. “Potential home owners can be confident in purchasing a Portrait home,” says Grimm. “We are dedicated to looking after our home owners
Like clothing, decor is subject to trends. This spring, old is new again and hot new colours are coming to the forefront. “One of the hot colours this year is called Rare Orchid,” says Sheryn Calvert of Calvert Design Studio. “It’s a purplepink colour that we’re also seeing in fashion.” Calvert notes that fashion is always a big inspiration for home decor, whether it’s colours or fabrics. “Fashion is ahead of us,” she says. “We look to them to see what’s coming up.” Sarah Antonich of Beyond Beige Interior Design is also seeing shades of pink and orchid, along with other floral colours. However, these colours aren’t just for little girls; shades of pink can be easily incorporated into adult furnishings as well, or perhaps via a piece of art or other wall decor item. Another currently trend is all shades of blue, especially navy. Homeowners can incorporate it into their home with accents such as toss pillows. “It’s easy to incorporate trends with small items,” says Calvert. “You don’t have to redo everything. Changing up a few accessories is not that costly.”
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‘B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction’ “ from page. 1 the way they deserve to be looked after.” Adera Development Corporation also went home a winner, with awards for Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development for Sail at the University of British Columbia and Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year. Solterra Developments was also well-represented at the Georgies, with their awards for Best Project Identity, Best Multi-Family Kitchen – New and Best Interior Design Display Suite – Single-Family or Multi-Family, all for Keefer Block in Vancouver. Talisman Homes took home the Best Single Family Home up to 2,000 Square Feet under $500,000 for their home at Tsawwassen Springs, while first-time winner Saiya Developments Ltd. received the Best Single Family Home over 2,000 Square Feet under $750,000 award. Another first time winner, Alchemy Construction Ltd., took home the award for Best Townhouse Development for their Lonsdale Contemporary project in North Vancouver. Epta Properties received the Best Multi-Family High-Rise Development award for their condominium project Avra in White Rock. Forge Properties was also a big winner at the Georgies, with four awards for Best Advertising Campaign, Best Sales Centre, Best Salesperson of the Year in New Home Construction for Adriana Cikojevic and Marketing Campaign of the Year, all for their condominium project Royce. Among the renovators honoured at the Georgies was Shakespeare Homes for Best Residential Renovation over $800,000 for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver and reVISION Custom Home Renovations for Best Residential Renovation $500,000 to $799,999. Blackfish Homes and Construction took home the award for Best Custom Home valued under $750,000, while Tamlin Homes received the award for Best Custom Home valued between $750,000 and $1.5 million. In two of the more exciting categories of the night, Atira Women’s Resource Society won the awards for Best Innovative Feature and Best Environmental Initiative, both for their development built out of recycled shopping containers. Located in the Downtown Eastside, the homes provide safe, affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood. For a full list of winners and finalists, visit www.georgieawards.ca.
The gala awards ceremony took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, and was emceed by Wayne Cox. Portrait Homes was among the big winners, taking home several awards for Hampstead, below. Martin Knowles photo above, Portrait Homes photo below, Brian Dennehy photos below left and left.
Making it all make sense “ from page. 1 for Stor-More Closet and Blinds. “You may want to close the doors and just ignore it. Sometimes getting a fresh set of eyes is a good thing.” She suggests emptying the closet completely and taking a look at everything you’ve pulled out of it. “If you haven’t worn it in 12 months, you’re not going to wear it,” Carnaby says. “People can be sentimental about their clothes, but if you have a fresh new organizer, why would you put back something you don’t use?” Organizing a closet, or indeed almost anywhere in the home, is about more than functionality. Closet storage has come a long way from the plain white metal shelving and plastic boxes that many grew up with. Now doors, baskets, shelving, rods and racks are all available in a variety of finishes and colors. You can even find dedicated racks for ties, belts, pants and more. Shoe collectors can keep their favourite and most beautiful pairs on display while keeping the others tidied away. “You can also find pull-out laundry hampers, for example,” says Carnaby. “It’s possible to organize almost anything.” However, just because something looks good doesn’t mean it will work for everyone. “Sometimes something that looks pretty isn’t necessarily the most functional,” says Carnaby. “If you have 20 pairs of shoes, you don’t want storage for only 10. You need to have a game plan for what you’re storing.” Storage is also about more than just clothing and shoes. Carnaby says that she often sees people requesting storage for crafting materials, home decor such as holiday decorations, and wrapping paper and bows. “A professional can take your ideas and work with them,” says Carnaby. “There are so many things you can do with a closet now.” Another benefit of having a professionally organized closet is being able to get rid of furniture pieces that can clutter a room by installing drawers and shelving in the closet itself instead of having to store clothing and other items in a chest of drawers. “The possibilities are endless,” Carnaby says.
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Shoe racks and tie racks are just two of the options for modern storage solutions. Built-in cabinetry and shelving can go a long way towards keeping your space free of clutter. Photos submitted by Stor-More Closet and Blinds
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Shakespeare Homes wins Georgie for North Vancouver renovation By Kerry Vital For North Shore builder Shakespeare Homes, winning a Georgie Award is one more feather in their cap. “We were up against some great competition,” says Mark Cooper, president of Shakespeare Homes. “This win is really a tribute to our talented staff and trades.” Cooper and his team earned the Georgie Award for Best Renovation over $800,000 for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver. The original home was built in the early 1960s, and came with a set of challenges. Among them were the strict rules that governed the location and height of the house, as well as regulations around the stream-side location. The original house had a broken foundation and was beginning to slide down to the creek, and the owners were looking for a change. One of the homeowners had grown up in a heritage house and wanted to include some of those details in his new home. However, new zoning rules would have required the home to be built right against the road due to setbacks from the stream and boundaries of the property. Shakespeare Homes went to the city of North Vancouver and learned that they could re-build the home right where it stood. “The Georgie committee appreciated that we were working with many restrictions,” says Cooper. “It takes more than pretty pictures to win a Georgie.” Inspired by the actual 1880s architecture of the original neighbourhood, Shakespeare Homes added a third storey to the house, and incorporated hand-cut granite
stonework, double-exposure cedar shingles and exposed rafters and soffits, among other heritage details. “We were also working with an eye to building green,” Cooper says. Among the environmental initiatives in the new home is a natural storm water treatment system that collects runoff, filters it and releases it back into the creek. Shakespeare Homes also built a detached garage with its own heritage-
Shakespeare Homes received a Georgie Award for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver that re-built a 1960s home into a heritage-style deam home while taking into account many restrictions. Photos submitted by Shakespeare Homes
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Where to splurge and where to save in your kitchen renovation By Kerry Vital Home renovations can be costly, to both your time and your wallet. But not everything has to be top-dollar. Many local experts have plenty of ideas for where you should splurge and where you should save. Kitchens and bathrooms are often two of the most expensive renovations in the home, as well as probably being the rooms used the most. You might be hesitant to choose less expensive options for either space, but it’s the surfaces that you really wouldn’t want to cut corners on. “People use their countertops every day,” says Aaron Woods, marketing manager for FLOFORM Countertops. “You want to spend money on the things you see every day.” Sheryn Calvert of Calvert Design Studio says that the biggest splurge in a home should be the technology, especially when it comes to kitchen appliances. “Steam ovens are a new way of cooking,” she says. “The food retains more flavour, and you can cook multiple items in a steam oven without transferring the flavours and scents between them. It’s a healthier way of cooking.”
It’s also best to splurge on the items that you care the most about. Do you love the look of elegant built-in cabinetry or the most up-to-date stainless-steel appliances, for example? The things that make you smile are worth leaving a bit of extra room in the budget for. Calvert also recommends purchasing items that will make your life easier, whether it’s a gadget that you’ll use every day or a storage solution to keep your counters clutter-free. “You want to get things out of your sight,” she says. These things don’t have to be expensive, but any time savings are well worth the cost, especially first thing in the morning. Calvert’s biggest tip for saving in the home is a well-known adage. “I’m a big advocate of reduce, reuse, Keeping your kitchen clutter-free can be one of the best investments you can make recycle,” says Calvert. “Reuse and refresh in your kitchen, along with the things you see every day such as countertops and items that you want to bring to life again.” cabinetry. FLOFORM photo above, Cutler Kitchen and Bath photo below.
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Shedding some light on a bright situation By Kerry Vital Like most home decor items, lighting has changed over the years. Gone are the yellow-gold fixtures, mood lighting and lava lamps. Instead, something much more modern is taking shape. “LED is the hottest topic in lighting right now,” says Jim Ormshaw, lighting product specialist for the Robinson Group. “I’ve been in the business for 30 years and I have never seen so much conversation on one topic.” LED bulbs, or Light-Emitting Diode, are more energy-efficient than older bulbs, and have a much longer lifespan. They emit less heat, and Ormshaw notes that they have a much better colour now than they did in the past, as well as are capable of being dimmed. The rise in LED has influenced lighting design, especially with the generous rebates offered by the B.C. government when the really bright polished homeowners swap their old lightbulbs for the brass we grew up with, new style. but some different, softer “It really makes sense to switch them out,” says Among the trends in lighting this year are the rise of LED bulbs, tones.” Ormshaw. Something that homeowners need to plenty of sparkle and polished metals. Like many other home The Lighting Warehouse photos above and below right, Robinson Lighting and decor products, bling is keep in mind is that the 100-watt incandescent Bath photo above right. showing up in the lighting bulb will no longer be available in British Columbia once the current supplies in stores are world. exhausted, along with the 75-watt. Homeowners “Crystals are a strong are still able to purchase 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs for now, but those will also be banned at the trend right now,” says Ketchen. “We’re end of 2014. seeing the traditional crystal chandeliers, “We feel that LED bulbs will replace the compact fluorescent bulbs,” says Sub Ketchen, owner but we’re also seeing crystals used in of The Lighting Warehouse. “They’re really making great strides and represent energy savings for a more modern design, with different the consumer.” shapes. There are some really fascinating Because LED bulbs have a 20- to 25-year life span, Ormshaw notes that they are great for designs right now.” hotels and other businesses, as well as high-traffic areas in the home that will need the lights on While traditional lamps and other frequently. fixtures are still an important part “The price for LED bulbs is dropping dramatically,” says Ormshaw. “Right now there is a big of the lighting market, modern and race to manufacture fixtures that will use LED bulbs.” contemporary styles are being purchased Antique-style bulbs with an exposed filament, often called Edison bulbs, are also seeing a by younger and older consumers alike. resurgence. “ more page. 6 “We’re seeing them in regular fixtures and oldfashioned ones as well,” We are the exclusive says Ketchen. “It’s a great cabinet & counterto kitchen p in BC for the Hit TV supplier vintage look.” Show Edison bulbs are THE PROPERTY available in a variety BROTHERS Countertops & of designs, from the Kitchen Centre traditional lightbulb shape to orbs to cylinder styles. Ormshaw has noticed LIMITED TIME OFFER a return to a more vintage look himself when it comes to lighting fixtures, including popular finishes such as antique bronze and copper. Renovate Your “The industrial look is still popular,” he says. Kitchen and Pay “We see brushed nickel, stainless-steel and black NO TAX! quite frequently.” Plus… You’ll What Ormshaw doesn’t see anymore is the oldreceive a brand fashioned stained-glass Tiffany-style lamps that new sink FREE! were once seen in every See in-store for details high-end home. “They seem to have faded off into the sunset,” he says. IN-HOME Ketchen is noticing a ESTIMATES distinct lack of colonialstyle fixtures on the market now, along with the disappearance of heavy ironwork and medieval designs, though he notes he still sees them occasionally. “They’re popular in All cabinets in-house manufactured. Whistler-style homes,” he says. Among the popular WE NOW HAVE 3 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU BETTER finishes Ketchen is seeing HEAD OFFICE are polished chrome and SHOW ROOM SHOW ROOM MANUFACTURER nickel, especially in a PITT MEADOWS COQUITLAM PORT COQUITLAM bathroom setting. 18601 Lougheed Highway #2 - 2773 Barnet Highway #129 - 1585 Broadway St. (formerly Countertop Warehouse) “We are seeing some (Head Office) brass finishes starting to 604.464.4488 come back,” he says. “Not
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New colours and textures are popular for spring decor “ from page.1 It’s also the best way to add a pop of colour if you’re not sure of how it will look. Changing a pillow or drapery can be a lot less expensive than purchasing a brand-new chair or sofa in the season’s latest colour that may no longer be popular in a year. “Switching out toss cushions and throws to a bright vibrant colour is a simple and cost-effective way to brighten up your space,” says Antonich. “Wallpaper is also an instant game changer.” Wallpaper has come a long way since the fussy florals and patterns everyone shudders at the thought of. Now, you’ll find plenty of options for any taste, from muted stripes to bold patterns and textures. When it comes to decor, old textures are new again. “We’ve come full circle with 60s Mod textures,” says Calvert. “It’s coming back in a big way.” She’s also seeing a return to velvet, though this one is different than the ones many saw growing up. “It’s a velvet with no sheen, sort of a matte finish,” she says. “We’re also seeing more sophisticated fabrics like wools and other suiting fabrics.” Patterns are also going back in time, with herringbone Among the trends for spring this year are pops of colour, herringbone patterns showing up in many applications, including flooring, fabrics and and shades of pink, orchid and blue. stone, among others. Photos submitted by Calvert Design Studio “We’re still seeing a lot of eclectic design,” says Antonich. “A mix of modern, traditional and rustic with an international flair.” “We’re also seeing big architectural lights, like pendant lights,” says Calvert. “They’re simple, refined and not fussy.” Even the metals used in home decor are changing. “Copper and brass metals are coming back,” Calvert says. “But you have to be really careful with that. You don’t want to put in brass faucets in the kitchen for example. You have to use them in a refined, very selective way.” She recommends adding the metals as an accent on a piece of furniture. She recently saw a copper sink that she describes as “stunning” as well as a copper hood fan. “You wouldn’t do the whole house,” she says. “It’s also a more subdued metal than in the past. It’s more of a soft matte brass rather than the shiny one we had before.” Antonich is also seeing a return to old-fashioned metals such as copper, gold and rose gold. “Gold hardware in the kitchen including hood fans” is something new for spring, she says. In the bedroom, Antonich suggest crisp white linens to enhance the airy feeling of a room that should be made for relaxation. Decluttering is the best way to renew your home for spring, Calvert says. “Spring is about rebirth and renewal,” she says. “A William Morris quote that I like is ‘Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.’ I think that says it all. You want your home to be a refuge.”
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Traditional and contemporary combine in countertop design By Kerry Vital One of the big decisions to be made when renovating or building a kitchen is the countertop. It’s one of the first things you notice in a kitchen, and the most-used surface in the house. But like anything else in your home, countertops are subject to changing trends. “Stone is the biggest trend right now,” says Aaron Woods, marketing manager for FLOFORM Countertops. “We’re seeing a lot of granite and quartz lately.” Woods attributes this to the style and hardness of the product, which can take more wear and tear than other materials. Natural products are also popular due to the ability to be completely different from one piece of stone to the next. “With natural stone, every shipment is different,” says Amit Thale, director for Aeon Stone + Tile. “There’s a uniqueness to that.” “The organic and natural look has a big presence,” Woods says. “We’re seeing a return to more natural patterns.” Classic colours such as greys, whites and taupes are still popular, Thale says, with more of Like most items, countertops are subject to trends. It’s important to consult a professional an emphasis on the white and grey side. when choosing a countertop and ensuring it fits with the other elements in your kitchen “White and grey offer homeowners the clean, such as cabinetry and flooring. simple lines they’re looking for,” says Domenic Aeon Stone + Tile photo above, Caesarstone photo above right, FLOFORM Countertops photo right Oppedisano, chief operating officer for “People tend to stick with classic colours in their countertops,” Caesarstone. “We’re also seeing thinner edges Woods says. “The bright and bold tends to be in the paint, which is and thinner countertops in general. This gives the homeowner the an easier application and less expensive.” clean look they’re looking for.” When homeowners are replacing a countertop or choosing He also notes the increase in waterfall-style countertops, which pour over the edge of a section of cabinets or kitchen island and reach something for a new home, Thale recommends bringing cabinetry and flooring samples as well, to ensure the entire room is cohesive. to the floor. Something else to keep in mind is to always work with a certified “Contemporary style is getting stronger and stronger,” says Peter Raimondi, branch manager for White-Wood Distribution Vancouver. countertop professional who can advise you on your options and work with you to find the perfect countertop for your home that “People are looking for clean lines and no clutter of any kind.” also fits your style and budget. As in most home items, trends in countertop design come and “The kitchen is the centrepiece of the home,” says Raimondi. go. Thale notes that a past popular style was speckled granite, but he “You want something that’s easy to maintain and is functional.” rarely sees homeowners choosing that anymore.
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