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End of a musical era

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Volunteers inspired by ‘a beautiful effort’

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Tom Fletcher/A10 Letters/A11 A Good Read/A16 Community Calendar/A17

MOSSOM CREEK HATCHERY PROJECT

By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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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

GEORGE ASSAF

■ 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

We’re number... 29, 34 or 26 – depending Small and mid-sized towns — including the Tri-Cities — may just have it over large cities, according to a ranking by personal finance magazine MoneySense. The online magazine just released its annual ranking of the best places to live in Canada. Using 34 categories and assigning points to each, the rankings put Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam in the top 100 out of 201 cities — and even higher when the size of the city was taken into consideration. see RANKS, page A9

TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO

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

director. “The engineers completed a thorough examination over the weekend,” she said. “As a further precaution, additional bracing and supports have been installed.” Engineers still do not know why the concrete holding up the beam failed but Farrell said crews will no longer use

the spacers in Evergreen Line construction. As for potential danger to people travelling near the line, she said that because the guideway was supported by the concrete columns, it is unlikely the piece would have fallen on the road below. see NO DELAY, page A13


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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.

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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

The simplest way to prevent fraud and identity theft, according to the Coquitlam RCMP, is to follow one basic rule for personal records and document: If you don’t need it, destroy it. That is why police are inviting members of the public to bring their documents to a shredding event at the Coquitlam detachment (2986 Guildford Way) on March 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ATM slips, credit card receipts, pay stubs and monthly utility bills are just some of the papers the police are encouraging people to bring down to the station to be shredded. Only clean office paper will be accepted and there is no cost for the service. a bit off and weird that the government would ask for Home Depot gift cards,” Chung said. “I guess that was one of the reasons they were suspicious.” He added that one of the intended victims had, in fact, been late in paying his taxes. When he got the call, he was concerned until the suspect

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

David Woo, the suspect who is facing charges, they allegedly found 80 iPods, 100 pairs of sunglasses and a car stereo. Some of the items are believed to have been taken from homes in PoMo and Coquitlam. “Mr. Woo is currently facing multiple charges,” Const. Luke van Winkel said in a press release. “As the investigation into the recovered property continues, it is likely that additional charges will be sought.” gmckenna@tricitynews.com

requested the unusual payment method. The calls have come in over the last 10 days and Chung believes it is likely that there are more vic-

tims who have not come forward. So far, nobody has fallen for the scam. M a r c h i s Fr a u d Prevention Month and police are warning people to educate themselves about the various scams they see in the course of their investigations. Chung said the knowledge is the most effective way to prevent scams and people should always report frauds to police, even if they think nothing can be done about it. “By reporting fraud, you are helping the police to further their investigation,” he said. “You are also exposing the scam so others don’t get victimized.” gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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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

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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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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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The Tri-City News welcomes letters to the editor by readers in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Submissions must contain name, address and daytime phone number. The editor reserves the right to edit for clarity, brevity, libel and taste. Email your letters to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

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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?”

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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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The next step is finding a way to reposition the beam so it is resting in the proper spot. Engineers are working on a plan and will likely need to close Como Lake Avenue again when they move the guideway back. “It won’t [be moved] this week,” she said. “When it does happen, we will work to minimize the closure and make sure it happens in an offpeak time.” Farrell has said the additional work is not expected to delay the project and all costs resulting from the re-positioning of the beam will be paid for by the contractor. The Evergreen Line will connect Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby with Coquitlam Town Centre. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.

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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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

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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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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THURSDAY, MARCH 20 • PoCo Heritage Society meeting, 1 p.m., in the Community Meeting room at the Gathering Place, Leigh Square, PoCo. Speaker: for Nutrition Month, heritage member and registered dietitian Julie Schmidt. Guests welcome. Info: www.pocoheritage.org. • Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Association monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr., Coquitlam; all Burke Mountain residents are invited. Speaker: representative(s) from Coquitlam bylaws department. Info: 604-941-2260 or 604-942-9725.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 • Tri-City Singles Social Club meets, 7:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., Port Moody; club offers an opportunity for 50+ singles to get together and enjoy a variety of activities such as dining, dancing, theatre, travel, movies and more.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27

MARCH 20: GREENDRINKS

• Tri-City Greendrinks meets, 6:30 p.m., Pasta Polo, Coquitlam. Speaker: Carleen Thomas, project manager, intergovernmental relations with the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation’s Sacred Trust Initiative; The Sacred Trust is an initiative formed by the Tsleil-Waututh in opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Info: meetup.com/tricitygreendrinks. New members are welcome. Info: Darline, 604466-0017. • Circle of Friends event planning meeting, 7 p.m., PoCo Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St.; Circle of Friends is a social group for 50+ singles who are looking to meet friends and participate in social events such as walking, dancing, dining out, travel, theatre, etc. Info: Nina, 604-9419032.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 • Burger and beer/ wine fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Burrard Public House, 2414 St. Johns St., PoMo

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to raise money to help fly back to Canada Grisel, a former employee of By Berit Boutique who recently underwent major surgery for colon cancer in the Dominican Republic. Tickets: $25, to be purchased in advance at By Berit Boutique, 2335 Clarke St., Port Moody. Info: 604-939-7400. • Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club small stamp auction (everyone welcome); viewing starts at 7 p.m., auction after 8 p.m., McGee Room, Poirier community centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www. stampclub.ca or 604-9419306.

• PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society’s Heritage Evening, 7 p.m., Heritage at Leigh Square, 21002253 Leigh Sq. (access off McAllister Street). Topic: worm composting with Dan Owens, a PoCo gardener who has been composting with worms for the past 15 years in his garage. Learn what you need to get started on your own worm composter, what you should feed your worms and what to do to keep them going through the cold winter months. Info: pocoheritage.org.

VOLUNTEERS • PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society is looking for a volunteer board member who will take on secretarial duties beginning April 17. If interested, call 604927-8403 or email info@ pocoheritage.org. • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is looking for volunteer tutors for Study Buddy program, which gives young girls the

educational support they need by matching them in a one-to-one tutoring relationship. To be a Study Buddy volunteer, you must be female, age 19 or older, have a high school diploma, some post-secondary education (completed or in-process), and some experience helping others learn. Study Buddies spend one hour a week tutoring a Little Sister for a minimum of six months. Info: 604-8734525 Ext. 300 or info@ bigsisters.bc.ca. • Hyde Creek Watershed Society is looking for volunteers to assist with programs and operations; society is made up of volunteers of all ages who donate time that will fit their schedules. A few hours during the month would benefit this group. If you have an interest in helping with hatchery tours, building operations or event planning, email hydecreek.info@gmail.com. Info: www.hydcreek.org. • Volunteers wanted for Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary Weekend Coffee Program in the main lobby

at ERH; openings for both Saturday and Sunday shifts. Info: 604-544-1470. • Volunteers wanted for Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary thrift shop, located at 2811B Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Info: call thrift shop day manager at 604-469-3338. • Crossroads Hospice Society is looking for volunteers to help with its meat draw at the Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam on Friday evenings. Info: Shannon, 604-945-0606. • The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support are provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit www.options.bc.ca. and follow the link for the crisis line. Next training starts soon. • Canadian Cancer Society Greater Vancouver Region desperately seeks

volunteer drivers in the Tri-Cities to drive cancer patients to primary cancer treatments. Drivers are required to have their own well-maintained, smokefree vehicle and a clean driving record. Volunteer drivers who use their own car are compensated for mileage. Volunteers need to be available weekdays during business hours. They will be screened and must undergo a short training session, and they are asked to commit to a minimum of one day per week for at least one year. Volunteers must familiarize themselves with the Canadian Cancer Society’s programs and services in order to share resources and information with clients. They should also be service-oriented, empathetic, patient and friendly. Info: www.cancervolunteer. ca or 604-215-5217. • PoCoMo Meals on Wheels needs drivers on an ongoing basis. Meals are delivered over the noon hour and training is provided. Info: 604-942-7506.

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SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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

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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.

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— 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.

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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.

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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. jwarren@tricitynews.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).

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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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TRI-CITY SPORTS

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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

College 78-62. Sparks-Guest, who was named second team all star at the tournament, had his strongest game of the weekend, putting up 32 minutes in the 37 minutes he played. Parker was nine for 13 in the field, while Grant Galbraith put up 10 points in the win.

However, the Talons were unable to close out the tournament with a victory, losing to the Burnaby South Rebels on Saturday in the match to decide who takes fifth place. The game was a defensive affair, which the Coquitlam club lost by only three points. sports@tricitynews.com

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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.

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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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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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

START NOW! Complete Ministry approved Diplomas in months! Business, Health Care and more! Contact Academy of Learning College: 1-855-354-JOBS (5627) or www.academyoflearning.com. We Change Lives!

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Busy Crocodile Daycare Children’s Centre F/T & P/T Reg. Avail. 604 .349.9041 www.busycrocodile.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TRAVEL 74

TIMESHARE

GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629. Website WWW.TCVEND.COM.

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CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

RESIDENTIAL MANAGERVictoria 1 F/T + 1 P/T position. 55 units in quiet Rockland area, near Cook St Village, downtown & Beacon Hill. Office on-site, rent discount on 2 bdrm suite. Car required. Exp an asset. Start late May/June. Fax (250) 920-5437.

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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FARM WORKERS

AUJLAS’ FARMS LTD FARM LABOURERS required 5 or 6 Days/Week 40 or 50 Hours/Week $10.33/Hour Horticultural work such as: Planting, pruning, spacing and harvesting the crop. Employment starts early July’14 Submit your application to: Phone: 604-465-8153 or by Fax:604-465-9340 or by mail:12554 Woolridge Rd., Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z1

Train with one of Canada’s largest Practical Nursing trainers. FREE Math, English & Biology Upgrading* Career Placement Assistance O Financial Options Available O O

Health Care related careers have an expected annual growth rate of 2.4 percent in BC over the next 10 years.

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With reliable car required to deliver The TriCity News door-to-door to households in the Tri-City area Wednesday & Friday.

Call 604-472-3040 CARRIERS NEEDED The following routes are now available to deliver the News in the TriCity area: 6194 4-41 Hickory Dr. 45 Fernway Dr. 47-167 Fernway Dr. 8224 430 Decaire St 445 Schoolhouse St 1324-1423 Charland Ave 1500-1551 Dansey Ave 8456 603-631 Regan Ave 604-644 Como Lake Ave (even) 605-621 Langside Ave 609-633 Smith Ave (odd) 708-756 Dogwood St (even) 709-729 Breslay St 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 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 8314 373-375 Clayton St 559-622 Edgar Ave 347-390 Guilby St 559-619 Lougheed Hwy (odd) 560-621 Shaw Ave 9061 1793-1891 Aire Cres (odd) 2161 Lamprey Dr 1715-2191 Western Dr 9017 1221-1286 Gateway Pl 2309-2438 Kensington Cres 1215-1266 Kensington Pl 1217-1265 Knights Crt 2306-2378 Nottingham Pl 9259 1329-1365 Apel Dr 1401-1437 Braken Crt 4032-4065 Braken Crt 4032-4080 Coast Meridian Rd 4015-4056 Derby Crt 1413-1425 Lynwood Ave 1410-1426 Toronto Pl 4028-4098 Toronto St 1346-1428 Victoria Dr 9216 1101-1296 Barberry Dr 1110-1259 Ellis Dr 2925-2961 Sandlewood Way 8790 1266-1298 Creekstone Terr 1266-1302 Hollybrook St 3340-3361 Leston Ave 3347-3361 Mason Ave (odd) 1280-1311 Sadie Cres 8623 2922-2941 Burton Crt 954-990 Crystal Crt

2898-2928 Dewdney Trunk Rd (even)

EDUCATION

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ sh@blackpress.ca

MANAGING BROKER COQUITLAM AND MAPLE RIDGE OFFICES

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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PRE-SCHOOLS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HELP WANTED

EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Traffic Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email Traffic_King@shaw.ca

2921-2940 Heckbert Pl 957-972 Laurel Crt 900-968 Sharpe St 9896 1486 Johnson St 9055 1497-1599 Elinor Cres 1451-1455 Flora Pl 1444-1457 Francis Pl 1443-1455 Gloria Dr (odd) 1477-1641 Western Dr (odd) 6037 341-351 College Park Way (odd) 313-355 Kings Crt 421-498 McGill Dr 300-350 McMaster Crt 301-391 Oxford Dr 301 Princeton Ave Other routes not listed may be avail. Please call to enquire. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation @ 604-472-3042 and quote the route number.

Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com


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HELP WANTED

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

GARDENING

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

.Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

• Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic - Will accept 3rd & 4th year apprentice with experience.

• Trailer Mechanic • Yard Person

Coquitlam Petro Pass, 1:30pm-9:15pm ~ Mon-Fri Apply in person to: 78 Glacier Street

- Must have class 5 license & minimum grade 12.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

Positions available immediately for a local Industrial company!

Please fax resume 604-599-5250

PLUMBERS & PLUMBERS APPRENTICES (2 or 3rd year)

.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

Multi residential / Commercial work.

Full time. Fax resume: 604-556-3849.

Wood Cabinetry Installers

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

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS required between 2 am - 5:30 am. Must have reliable vehicle. Great P/T income. 604-313-2709, kayadist@shaw.ca

A renowned Surrey based company. Requires experienced & new Wood Cabinetry Installers. Training will also be provided to the suitable candidates.

Please call 604-710-1581 or fax your detailed resume: 604-592-2690

Up to $400 CASH Daily FT & PT Outdoors, Spring/Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. PropertyStarsJobs.com

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

F/T LIVE-IN CAREGIVER req for North Van elderly couple. Min wage. Email hanifmawji@shaw.ca

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part-time position available to work 4-5 WEEK days, no weekends and no evenings. Approx. 5 hrs/day for a mobile clothing service Job requirements are: * have sales experience * enjoy working with seniors * have own transportation * ideal position for semi-retired sales people. email resumes to: Cocosclothestoyou@shaw.ca

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

2 Cement Finishers req’d. Sal: $26.00/hr. F/T, Pmt. Exp: 2+yrs. Duties: Make Concrete mixture. Fill hollows and remove high spots to smooth freshly poured concrete. Level top surface of concrete according to specifications. Repair, resurface & replace worn/damaged sections of floors, walls, roads & other concrete structures. Operate hand and power tools. Can handle heavy loads and can work at height. Lang: English. Spanish an asset. Work at various locations in Lower Mainland, BC. Contact: Cristian from TD Concrete located at Silver Springs Blvd, Coquitlam, BC, V3E 3S2 Canada. Apply at tdconcrete_coquitlam@yahoo.ca AUTOMOTIVE Technician needed immediately in Vernon BC. We are a busy independent shop doing all types of diagnosing, maintenance and repairs. Wages are $25/hr but negotiable. We are located in the desirable North Okanagan. obcauto@gmail.com 250-545-3378 ENSIGN is looking for Assistant Drillers, Drillers, Night Tour Pushes, and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiter’s will be in Nisku, Alberta, March 31 - April 9 to conduct interviews. If you want to hear more about our International opportunities please contact our Global group and apply online at ensignjobs.com. Call 1-888-367-4460. GPRC, Fairview Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/ or visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca. SAWMILLS from only $4,897 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

PEDRO’S Contracting & Drainage. Landscaping, Water Lines & Cement work. Call 604-468-2919.

POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.

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

GARDENING

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

7 Days / Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Gravel ✶ Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

(604)465-1311

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

M.T. GUTTERS

meadowslandscapesupply.com

Professional Installation

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit *CLEANING *REPAIRS 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE

S Yard Maintenance S Hedge Trimming ~ Tree Pruning S Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding

Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John 778-867-8785

TAX RETURNS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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

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HOME REPAIRS, renovations, plumbing, electrical, carpentry & painting. Reas rates. 604-945-7099.

A Dream Landscaping. Lawn mowing, aerate, power rake, trim, prune. Res/Com. Special disc. for Townhomes/Plaza 604-724-4987.

Prompt Delivery Available

INCOME TAX. TAJ DAMJI 604-781-0315. Pickup delivery in Tri City Free. Singles $45 Couples $70. No limit on number of slips.

Current and overdue Over 15yrs exp. Starting at $50.00 per return Free check-up of last year return

Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”

SPECIALIZING IN • Basement Suites • Kitchens • Baths • Remodels • Additions • Flooring • Painting • Drywall • Much More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

604-468-8889

TAX PREPARATION

~ FULLY INSURED ~

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

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LANDSCAPING

604-728-3009

Nick’s

info@jkbconstruction.com www.jkbconstruction.com

Landscaping

** MURPHY CONSTRUCTION ** Experienced carpenter specializing in renos, new construction, stairs, decks & fences. Quality & integrity. Free est’s. Call Gary 604-341-0913.

*Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 19 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510

MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, RENOVATION www.proficientrenovation.com or call 604-323-4111 for more details

AFFORDABLE - RENOVATIONS CALL NOW-604-723-6204. FREE Quotes. www.heldsinger.ca

SPRING SPECIAL: Power Rake + Fertilizer +Lime. Lawn cut $25 & up Banana Landscaping 604-992-5731

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

by D. Wong, CPA-CGA Free consultation & estimates

Notice of Refund Eligibility Pursuant to a Determination by the Director of Consumer Protection BC

F Prior year’s taxes F Business & Individuals F Rentals, Seniors F Weekend Appts F Personalized Service

Read this notice carefully. You may be eligible for a refund.

RETAIL

Fashion Sales Associate

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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NO JOB TOO SMALL!

TOTAL RENOVATIONS Repair, Replace, Remodel...

MARK & JOANNA BRAGIEL Tri-City Business Centre 3rd flr 2300-2850 Shaughnessy St. 604-338-2513

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Hot Food Cook, F/T (1) Sushi 1.99 To Go (Coq) 1-2 yrs exp. No Edu. Cook & Prepare. $14-16/hr. 604939-0222 sushi1.99@hotmail.com

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PERSONAL SERVICES 171

RENO & REPAIR

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

Pension Plan & Extended Benefits Included

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.

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

A+Spa 604-942-8688 3640 Westwood St.

604 - 254 - 1482

Tax Returns • Personal • Self employed • Corporate Disc. for seniors

604-468-2287

(Mon - Fri) 9 - 5:30 pm, Sat. Appt

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www.accountableaccounting.ca

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed

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

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

Kristy 604.488.9161

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

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Pursuant to a March 23, 2012 determination by the Director of Consumer Protection BC, a related Compliance Order of the same date and a Supplemental Compliance Order dated November 30, 2012, The Cash Store and Instaloans are required to refund to all borrowers with loan agreements negotiated between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012, the amount of any issuance fee charged, required or accepted for or in relation to the issuance of a cash card. This Compliance Order applies only to loan agreements negotiated in the Province of British Columbia.

CLEANING SERVICES On the Go Maids Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

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This Notice is to all persons who borrowed a payday loan from The Cash Store or Instaloans located in British Columbia during the period November 1, 2009, to March 23, 2012, and who also purchased a cash card at the time of negotiating the payday loan.

CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

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

A Notice of Refund Eligibility was mailed to all clients of The Cash Store and Instaloans who negotiated a loan agreement between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012 who also purchased cash cards at the time of negotiating that loan agreement. The Notice of Refund Eligibility that was mailed to clients included a claim form that eligible claimants can use to verify their identity for the purposes of claiming a refund. If you feel that you may be eligible for a refund related to this Notice you may request a claim form from any branch of The Cash Store or Instaloans.

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

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

DESIGN

Claim forms may also be downloaded from www.cashstore.ca or www.instaloans.ca.

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147

If you arrange to receive a claim form, your completed claim form can be submitted:

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

FREE ESTIMATES

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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

• • •

By fax to Cash Card Refunds B.C. at 604-320-1655 Or by attachment to an email sent to claims@cashcardrefundbc.ca Or by mail to: Cash Card Refunds B.C. #200, 4946 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 4H7

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

Completed claim forms are to be submitted by July 31, 2014. 260

ELECTRICAL

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


www.tricitynews.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

LANDSCAPING

GREENPRO Landscaping. Lawn cuts, pruning, full yard maintenance & installation. Fast & dependable. Incl odd jobs. Call 604-537-5536.

We Sell Weed...

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PLUMBING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

PETS 477

PETS

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (778)908-2501 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows st

(Turn right 1 road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver) 604-465-9812

1-800-663-5847 317

MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $24.00 Per Metric Ton SMud - Dirt - Sod - ClayS $24.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

EXTRA

CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. CA. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters.

FIVE STAR ROOFING

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Hauling Anything..

SPRING SUPER SPECIAL SALE Gutter windows skylights siding for $350. (under 2500sf) We use soap to shine your house. Taking care of your property since 2000. People love our Service. WCB Insured 604-861-6060

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

bradsjunkremoval.com

POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

604-812-9721 362

SECURITY / ALARM SYSTEMS

Standard Security Systems Since 1984 Lic. Technicians, Wired or Wireless alarm. Medical, Hold-up, Camera Systems. ULC Monitoring. Free Est. For home & Business.

ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576

(604)937-5394

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SUNDECKS

www.affordablemoversbc.com

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-537-4140 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses “JUST A GREAT JOB!”

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

Running this ad for 10yrs

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.

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting B.J. (Brad) Curtis B.A.

FRIENDLY ROOFING LTD.

20 years experience

10% Discount Re-roof New roof, re-roof, repair. Cedar shakes, shingle, torch on, tile, duroids. Free estimates

778-246-0606

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

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. 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

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MISC. WANTED

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

www.paylesspropainting.com

PETS 474

PET SERVICES

Pattie’s Dog Walk & Inn Does your special friend like social activity?

ACREAGE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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HOMES WANTED We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-626-9647

**OR JUST ONE-ON-ONE** OVER NIGHT STAYS AVAILABLE

Call 604-808-9346

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OPEN HOUSE

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

DO YOU LOVE DOGS? We need loving foster homes for med.-lrg. sized dogs. 604.583.4237 FEMALE PEKINGESE top of the line pup, reg’d. Email for more info. Video avail. $695. 604-353-8750. charlesfoyers@gmail.com

ROOM SPECIAL

FEMALE YORKIE - Micro-chipped Reg’d, cert of pedigree, video avail. health records. $695. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

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CALL TODAY! 604-803-5041 www.benchmarkpainting.ca

AUTO FINANCING

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STORAGE

Pitt Meadows Marina 14179 Reichenback Rd

Public Access Launch Ramp Outdoor Storage for Boats, RV’s, Cars, Trucks & Trailers Auto Loans. All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. www.badcreditguru.com or call 1.844.843.4878

Parking + Onsite Manager

830

604.465.7713

MOTORCYCLES

Sorry no pets.

Family owned & operated for 40 yrs.

COQUITLAM

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes 515-525 Foster Avenue (Minimum 6 months lease)

APARTMENTS 2 bdrm apartment for $950/mo (889-893 sqft.)

TOWNHOMES 3 bdrm townhouse for $1450/mo (1208-1225 sqft plus basement)

Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

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SUITES, LOWER

2-BR Bsmt Suite, Mary Hill, McChessney St., Shared Laundry, N/S N/P, Util. & Internet. $850. Avail Now. 604-786-7185 after 3pm COQUITLAM N: newly reno’d 2 bdrm+den g/l, 1.5bths, priv entr, lrg patio, w/d, 5 appl, ns/np. $1090/m inc util. Mar 15. 604-552-3307 COQUITLAM River Hts area. Lovely bright quiet g/lvl 1bdr view suite priv ent, lrg bath, laundry. Ns/Np Apr1. $750 incl utils. 604-944-1971.

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TOWNHOUSES

TOWNHOUSES ~PET FRIENDLY~

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

Call (604) 931-2670

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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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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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