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First KaBoom! event an explosive evening in the City of the Arts
Program set to expand before cut By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A program that provides telephone reassurance, visits, grocery delivery and other supports to isolated seniors was poised to expand just weeks before it lost a major contract worth half of its funding, The TriCity News has learned. Community Volunteer Services for Seniors had arranged for grocery store clerks in the Tri-Cities to hand out information cards to attract more clients to the program. But when the PoCo-based agency learned a United Way grant would not be renewed after June, the program was pulled back for fear CVSS wouldn’t be able to serve its ongoing clients, let alone new ones. see HUMAN, page 16
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Keaton and Melissa were among several performers at the first annual KaBoom! The Port Moody Art Explosion at Port Moody city hall last Saturday night. More than 400 people filled the galleria to mingle and watch the small shows from visual, literary, dance and theatrical artists affiliated with the City of the Arts. See page 22 for more photos.
Farnworth out of race Tri-Cities NDPers threw support behind Horgan By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth is out of the NDP leadership race. On Tuesday, the opposition’s finance critic cut short his second bid for his party’s top job and swung his support behind Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan.
“The decision I made was based on a number of factors and it was, at the end of the day, the right decision for myself and for the party. And I know we’re going to be just fine with John Horgan as leader,” Farnworth told The TriCity News immediately after the announcement yesterday in Victoria. Farnworth dropped out of the contest after it took an unusual — and somewhat nasty — turn last week when some incumbent and former Tri-
City politicians turned their back on their local colleague and joined Horgan’s campaign. Last Friday, Horgan’s team issued a press release after a meeting in Coquitlam with local NDP leaders, touting endorsements from New Westminster-Coquitlam M P F i n D o n n e l l y, Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson and former MLAs Joe Trasolini and Dawn Black. see BACKLASH, page 8
Bailey bridge battle brewing By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A Twitter photo from New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly’s account shows NDP leadership contender John Horgan (centre) in Coquitlam last Friday with (left to right) Chris Wilson, Dawn Black, Rick Glumac, Donnelly, Bonita Zarrillo and Neal Nicholson. Donnelly posted the photo with the caption “Endorsed” and the attendees’ Twitter handles.
Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart has blasted New Westminster’s decision to replace the single-lane Bailey bridge that connects the two cities. Because the crossing at United Boulevard/ Braid Street is an inter-municipal road, Stewart told The Tri-City News that New West’s actions are illegal and Coquitlam should have been properly consulted before any plans were put in place. “New Westminster doesn’t have the right to do anything unilaterally,” Stewart said. see COQUITLAM, NW, page 5
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you can keep an eye on your Coquitlam city councillors by following how They Voted on important issues before them at regular council meetings BRENT ASMUNDSON GIvE fIRST READING TO AMEND THE OCP AND REZONE PART Of PARKLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROPERTY TO ALLOW HOUSING, AND TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SUBJECT ON APRIL 28 [PASSED] SEE STORY, PAGE 7
Belcarra cottages face wrecking ball Metro says homes in park are too expensive to fix By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News
Several picturesque cottages on the edge of Belcarra Regional Park are slated for demolition to make way for an expanded picnic area and trail. But the residents of the tiny wood-heated cabins owned by Metro Vancouver Parks think the homes should be saved — and the Port Moody Heritage Commission agrees with them. Jo Ledingham and Michael Aelson, two longtime residents of the Belcarra south cabins, have contacted local heritage preservationists, including PoMo Station Museum curator Jim Millar and PoMo heritage commission member Coun. Rick Glumac, in the hopes of obtaining a heritage designation for the cabins that would stave off eviction. In addition to garnering support for a heritage designation, the residents have also submitted a proposal to open up a trail to a beach and hold public events for artists, boaters and nature lovers. But Metro Vancouver hasn’t been swayed and, in October, its board voted to push ahead with plans to demolish the early-20th century cottages for a future trail and picnic area expansion. There are plans, however, to stabilize and secure Bole House, a larger
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Jo Ledingham (above left) and Michael Aelson (below left) in front of the cottages they rent in Belcarra Regional Park. Above, Ledingham’s tiny kitchen.
home nearby that was built by and lived in by a Belcarra pioneer family. “It is public property and it is prime waterfront and the long-term plan is for future expansion to the picnic area,” Ron Wood, acting manager
for central area parks for Metro Vancouver, said of the other cottages. The residents, who pay $500 a month in rent, have been given until the end of June to leave, although a demolition date hasn’t been scheduled;
the picnic area is supposed to be complete by 2020 and a trail might be built earlier. The cottages sit amidst towering evergreens with an expansive view of Burrard Inlet and Deep Cove. A small trail leads
to a shell-strewn beach that, at low tide, would only be big enough for a large family barbecue. The cabins look well maintained and most have small nature-scaped gardens. Ledingham, who cooks on an oil-fired stove and has keys to get in and out of Belcarra Park at night, says the buildings are not insulated and while the life isn’t for everyone, she thinks the cabins should be maintained as an example of early cottage life in Port Moody. She and Aelson, a School District 43 employee, say they and the six other cabin dwellers are willing to continue to maintain and upgrade the cabins and have already put in considerable work and expense for upkeep. Aelson, who grew up in the cabin in which he
lives, says the demolition plans ignore the work and money the residents have already put into the cabins to keep them habitable and safe. “It’s not respectful of the time we put in and the improvements we made,” he said. But Metro Vancouver Parks believes the cabins don’t have heritage value and would be too expensive to upgrade. “The costs for fixing these buildings are substantial and would take years to pay back if dependent on rent alone,” a report prepared last year for the board stated. The residents, meanwhile, say renovation costs were inflated to justify demolition. “We have appealed at every level. We are doing this not just for the cottages but to protect the heart of the com-
munity,” Ledingham said. M e a n w h i l e , Po r t Moody Station Museum curator Jim Millar sides with the residents on the historical value of the cabins. He helped author the statement of significance that PoMo council was expected to consider at its meeting last night, after The Tri-City News’ print deadline. “It’s part of the whole development of Port Moody in the early days,” Millar said. “People would come from New Westminster to go by the sea shore and it was the summer vacation spot. “The way I look at it, the cottages have been there for 100 years and people have been living in them full-time since the ’60s. What harm are they doing? Just leave them alone.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Plans to subdivide a small strip of land at a Coquitlam school so it can be sold for housing will go to public hearing later this month. On Monday, city council unanimously granted first reading to change the official community plan (OCP) and rezone the 1.26 acres at the northeast end of Parkland elementary, at the corner of Como Lake Avenue and Poirier Street. The proposal to generate funds for the cashstrapped School District 43 comes two years after the board of education stopped its bid to sell a portion of the Porter Street elementary school property following a large public outcry.
Have a compliment or criticism about Coquitlam city hall? Council and senior staff will be on hand to hear comments at the city’s next town hall meeting on Saturday. The meeting will take place in the council chambers from 2 to 4 p.m. For residents wanting to participate but unable to attend, the event will be webcast live at www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts. Online questions can also be submitted after 1:45 p.m. via email (email@example.com); Facebook (facebook.com/cityofcoquitlam); and Twitter (@ cityofcoquitlam).
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Backlash after Horgan endorsements continued from front page
“We have to win in the Interior and we have to win in the suburbs if we are going to form government,” Horgan stated in his news release Friday. “Selina, Joe, Dawn and Fin will be key to that effort and I’m so excited to have them join my team.” The Coquitlam meeting that was organized by Robinson — as well as the endorsements — created a wave of negativity, with many criticizing their decision not to support the hometown contender. A photo of last Friday’s meeting — showing Horgan with Coquitlam city councillors Chris Wilson, Bonita Zarrillo and Neal Nicholson, Port Moody Coun. Rick Glumac along with Black and Donnelly — was posted on Donnelly’s Twitter account, with the word “Endorsed.” B u t o n M o n d ay, Wilson told The Tri-City News the meeting was simply to talk about local issues and he was backing Farnworth (he clarified his position via Facebook and Twitter). Zarrillo said on Monday she hadn’t officially endorsed Horgan while
“It was a tough decision. They’re both excellent candidates.” MP Fin Donnelly on endorsing John Horgan for BC NDP leader
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Others were more blunt with their comments. “A stunning betrayal. Says a lot about them,” another Twitter follower complained, while Coquitlam Teachers’ Association president Charley King also had harsh words online. Responded Robinson, “Quite surprised at amount of bullying witnessed on #twitter even by adults. #morethanwearingapinkshirt.”
Mark Hancock was formerly the president of CUPE 498 representing PoCo municipal workers, passed a motion to encourage Horgan to put his name forward; as a result, Horgan was unanimously endorsed, a CUPE BC spokesperson said. (Hancock did not return a call for comment.) The party has a deadline of May 1 for candidates to be nominated for the leadership, which includes payment of $25,000 to go towards staging of leadership debates around the province. Candidates have until June 26 to sign up new party members, with a province-wide vote scheduled to be completed Sept. 28. Both the BC NDP and BC Liberals finished 2013 in debt after last May’s election. The Liberals raised $14 million and ended the year $2.2 million in debt while the NDP raised $11.6 million and had a $3-million debt.
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Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan (right) thanks leadership rival Mike Farnworth (centre) and the rest of the BC NDP caucus for their support at a press conference Tuesday in Victoria. Glumac was undecided; Nicholson is a Horgan supporter. Still, their presence in the photo created a backlash on Twitter over the weekend, with followers questioning their loyalty and integrity. Among the critics were PoCo Mayor Greg Moore, who in 2005 ran for the BC Liberals against Farnworth. “#Disappointing” and “#TriCitiesBestTogether” were Moore’s hashtag sentiments.
“It was a tough decision,” Donnelly said. “They’re both excellent candidates.” Fa r n w o r t h c a m p a i g n wo r k e r a n d Port Coquitlam Coun. Brad West said yesterday Robinson and Donnelly’s actions will have an impact politically. “In the aftermath of the other Tri-City endorsements, it is still clear that people in this community are very supportive of Mike,” West said. “Mike has been the lead NDP voice in the Tri-Cities and has paved the way for many to get elected. He has earned respect for that.” Farnworth insisted the Tri-City endorsements
for Horgan had nothing to do with his decision to pull out. “I mean, they’re individuals I’ve worked with and supported. Obviously, I would have hoped they would have supported me but they didn’t and, hey, that’s politics.” Farnworth had faced an uphill battle in the leadership race, gaining only two NDP caucus members’ endorsements while Horgan had the majority of caucus on his side as well as support from CUPE BC, which represents 85,000 workers in more than 170 local unions. After Dix announced he would step down this fall, Horgan initially said he would not seek the leadership, making way for younger contenders. But those contenders, including new MLAs elected in 2013, ruled themselves out one after another. About a month before Horgan announced his candidacy, the executive board for CUPE BC, whose president
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New licences just the first part of a digital wave BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA o you have one of the new B.C. driver’s licences yet? By now, most drivers have the one with the unsmiling blackand-white mug shot — to conform to passport standards so it could be used for border identification — with the magnetic swipe strip on the back. About one million of us now have the newest version, with a credit-card style digital chip that proves your residency and eligibility for our famously“free”medical care. The motor vehicle office started issuing them about a year ago, as five-year licences expire. They replace the old CareCard, which has no expiry date. Over the years, there were more than nine million CareCards issued — twice the population of B.C. — as people held onto their access to our defenceless, overworked medical system from wherever they moved to.
Positive identification is only the start for this card. Each will be assigned a password that gives access to online medical records, so when patients show up at an ER, their eligibility is confirmed and any previous conditions or medications are accurately matched. (Note that medical information is not stored on the card, just an access code that goes with the password.) Patients will be able to call up their own files at home, book medical appointments and even renew prescriptions, which is where the efficiency comes in. In-person visits for routine prescription renewals are a cash cow for today’s doctors, generating guaranteed billings but often little or no health benefit. Most people will still think of it as a driver’s licence but it’s intended as an all-purpose government ID. If you don’t drive, you are spared the $75 licence renewal fee, and within a couple of years, the cards will start providing online access to a wide range of government services. Andrew Wilkinson, minister of technology, innovation and citizens’ services, says a public
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consultation has shown most people are comfortable using a system they already trust for their banking. By the end of 2015, Wilkinson says, about two million people will have the new cards, roughly half of B.C.’s population. Application forms converted to online access will include student loans, birth, death and marriage certificates, voter registration and even criminal record checks. All this will be costly to set up but the savings from having customers do their own data entry are well known, as any banker (ATMs) or supermarket owner (self check-out) can tell you. “You can understand that if you’re in the vital statistics office and this can all be done from places like Telegraph Creek and Horsefly remotely, that actually saves them a lot of money,”Wilkinson said.“There will be conversion of existing services where you have to go into an office and wait around and fill out forms. Those will be converted to online services.” It also means a decline in the number of
government office jobs, and the potential for further outsourcing of services, as we have seen with Medical Services Plan administration and the back-office functions of BC Hydro. Some older readers won’t be thrilled to hear about this. They don’t want a smart phone, just a phone. But they will also see their great-grandchildren becoming adept with tablet computers before they can even speak. Seniors will get the hang of it pretty quickly, and their lives will become easier.
• A correction to last week’s column on the Agricultural Land Commission. I erroneously wrote that regional panel members were appointed from outside the region. They are, in fact, local residents and the new legislation formalizes a cabinet appointment process for them.
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Cynical over tower plan The Editor, Re. “Mixed reactions to Beedie’s tower plans” (The Tri-City News, April 2). An open letter to Coquitlam’s mayor and city councillors: After the public hearing and council meeting on March 31, I have become a cynical member of the public. I never used
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Coquitlam council has ruled out two possible routes for the next power transmission line from the city to Vancouver. On Monday, councillors unanimously rejected Alternatives 1 and 3 of the Metro North Transmission Study, saying it wants no more overhead wires through residential areas. A letter will be sent to Bill Bennett, B.C.’s minister of energy and mines, to convey Coquitlam’s opposition to the two routes. BC Hydro is considering three routes for one or two 230 kV lines, starting at either the Meridian or the Como Lake substations in Coquitlam and ending at the new Mount Pleasant substation in Vancouver. Its goal is to meet future demand for electricity in Metro Vancouver as well as to increase transmission capacity and strengthen the network’s load.
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Bruce Hansen, president of the Wilson Centre Advisory Association, which oversees the program, said the cards were an attempt to seek out seniors who are living alone and could benefit from contact from local volunteers. “You’ve got to have human contact,” Hansen said.“If you don’t do that, you won’t reach anybody.” The United Way has been under fire for not renewing expired contracts to 31 seniorsserving agencies, for a total of $1.65 million in funding. Among those is CVSS and Hansen believes a new program that provides non-medical services to seniors that is funded by the province but operated by the United Way may have usurped his group’s funding. Better at Home’s mandate is to provide nonmedical services, such as transportation and light housekeeping, to seniors who pay fees based on their income. Hansen said he believes CVSS should have received some of the funding because they provide different but still essential reassurance, referral and grocery services to isolated elderly people in
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Between 2006 and 2011, the Tri-Cities’ population increased by 11% but the number of residents 65 years and older increased by 24%; those 75 years and older increased by 20%; seniors 85 and older increased by 13% and people between the ages of 55 and 64 increased by 30%. (source: 2011 census)
the region. But instead of receiving any funding, his group was unable to secure another United Way contract for $49,500 a year and will have to find other funding sources to keep the 17-year-old program running after June, Hansen said. But United Way president and CEO Michael McKnight said the decision not to renew program funding for seniors’ agencies such as CVSS was due to a drop in donations of about $1 million last year, not because of Better at Home, which has now expanded to 68 B.C. communities. “Some of the grants were not renewed. That happens on a regular basis,” McKnight said, noting that 18 of those affected have other sources of funding from the United Way. “It’s not a statement on the quality of service and the need in the commu-
nity, it’s about the money to invest here,” McKnight said, adding, “It an impossible task to prioritize people in need.” Since, 2009, the United Way has seen a continual drop in donations, McNight said. But according to Hansen, the Better at Home program should be able to fill the gap and he’s upset the United Way still says it’s helping isolated seniors when it’s also ending some of its grants to organizations that serve them. Last February, CVSS had an opportunity to take the lead in the Better at Home roll out but bowed out, saying it wanted to be a partner instead. Share Family Community Services was given the $100,000 contract to handle the Better at Home program in a vote involving seniors and stakeholders, with SUCCESS offering to take the lead as well. Now, Hansen said,
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o many books, so little time. Here are some worth your time: • My Lurid Past by Lauren Henderson is chick-lit for grown-ups. It’s aptly-named, fun and it has a bit of romance but it’s not sugary sweet. Juliet Cooper is the quintessential 30-something urban woman. She works in food PR, which is a lot flashier than it sounds as her biggest client is an up-and-coming celebrity chef. Juliet isn’t in a relationship with anyone and she’s OK with that until the day that she isn’t. The books starts with Juliet ready to embark on an brief affair with a young man. Unfortunately for Juliet, and the young man, that’s the day that she finds short-term relationships are no longer working for her. Juliet, confused by how she’s feeling, talks to her two best friends Mel and Gillian. They both have their own relationship issues so, between the three of them, there is a lot to discuss. This is an entertaining urban romance that doesn’t end in a neatly tied bow. • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ties a group of very different people together using an amazing incident: a man walking
across a wire between NewYork’s twin towers. The first group of stories detail the life of Corrigan, a radical young Irish priest who ministers to a group of prostitutes in a very bad part of the city. The story then goes on to a group of mothers who have lost their sons in the Vietnam war. From there, we learn about the life of a young artist and, after that, we read about a judge. These disparate stories end up beautifully woven together in an absolutely excellent book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. • Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss takes a critical look at the power the fast food giants have over consumers.The amount of research fast food companies have done on what makes salt, sugar and fat so irresistible is mind-boggling. This book discusses what these companies have done with this information. We all know that
Have you ever thought about working for yourself?You can learn the basics about starting a small business with a representative from Small Business BC for an informative session next week at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library. On April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m., you will get an overview of the basic requirements, including name registry, municipal licensing requirements, tax registration and employment standards, and you’ll explore business concept evaluation and viability assessment in the marketplace as well as gaining an understanding of planning tools and strategy, with a focus on market research. Registration is appreciated by calling 604-9277999. Terry Fox Library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. large amounts of fast food are bad for us but we eat ourselves sick anyway.This book doesn’t remove blame from the individual but it does highlight the amount of money thrown at these food products to get us to spend our limited food dollars on them. It is not the most uplifting book but it’s a valuable read, and great for anyone interested in food science or marketing. • Beat the Band by Don Calame is a hilarious young adult novel about three teenage boys: Coop, Matt and Sean. This story centres around Coop and his attempts to become one of the cool kids. Coop suffers a major setback as soon as the school year starts when he is paired with Helen for a semester-long health project. It wouldn’t be so bad if Helen was a nobody but,
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instead, she is the least popular person in Coop’s grade. Coop has decided that he and his two best friends need to counteract his association with Helen by competing in the school’s Battle of the Bands contest. Everyone loves a rock star and Coop is pretty sure he has what it takes. Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t know how to play an instrument and neither do his friends. But, whatever, they have a couple of months to practise and what possibly could go wrong? This story is funny and heartwarming, and an occasionally painful reminder of what life in high school was like.
A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published on Wednesdays. Sharon Visser Araujo works at Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.
Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project Construction Along Pinetree Way from Barnet Highway to Guildford Way
The public is advised that significant construction activity will occur along the Pinetree Way corridor as work progresses on the Evergreen Line stations and elevated guideway and the roadway.
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The north bound bus stop at Glen Drive will be closed and pedestrian routes will also change during construction. To ensure safety, pedestrians are asked to use caution and follow designated routes. A pedestrian route map and construction and traffic updates are posted on the project website at www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca.
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• Caregiver Support Meeting, 10-11:30 a.m., PoCo Shaughnessy Care Centre, 2250 Wilson Ave., PoCo. All caregivers are welcome to attend. Info: Karen, 778-789-1496. • Caregiver Support Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Maillardville community centre, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. All caregivers are welcome to attend. Info: Karen, 778-7891496. • Women’s Connection Luncheon, sponsored by Tri-City Christian Women’s Club, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Presentation: Karin Edherghee, with a wedding attire fashion show. Speaker: Joy Fera on “Beyond Gold Medal Achievement.” Reservations by April 8: Frieda, 604-937-7198.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11 • Caregiver Support Meeting, 10-11:30 a.m., Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. All caregivers are welcome to attend. Info: Karen, 778789-1496.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13 • Riverview Horticultural Centre Society and Burke Mountain Naturalists lead heritage walk on the Riverview Hospital site; this is an opportunity to learn about the historical significance of Riverview. Meet at upper entrance of Henry Esson Young Building at 1 p.m. Site map: www.rhcs.org. Info: 604-290-9910.
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• Give her Wings, Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities’ annual gala, Inlet Theatre at Port Moody city hall; cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., awards at 7:30 p.m. Features appetizers and desserts, music by GMR, silent/live auctions, annual awards presentations, raffle. Info and tickets: B. Kelly, 604-945-7071. Coquitlam. Topic: “The Teen Parent Program: Whatever Happened to the Graduates?” Speaker: Mary O’Neill, founding teacher. Info: Allison, 604939-9146 or Ellen, 604464-0246.
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• Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary chocolate sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the main lobby at ERH across from the gift shop. Funds raised are used for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items. • Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Association monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr., Coquitlam; all Burke Mountain residents are invited. Speaker: Helga Ovington, acting community recreation manager for the city of Coquitlam. Info: 604-941-2260 or 604-9429725.
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• Tri-City Singles Social Club meeting, 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 fun activities such as dining, dancing, theatre, travel, movies and more. New members are welcome. Info: Darline, 604-466-0017.
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• Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a smallstamp auction; 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 604-941-9306.
• Glen elementary school in Coquitlam will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year and all former Glen students, parents and staff are invited to celebrate the centennial on May 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. Guests can tour the school and see old friends. Registration is $15 before April 11 and $20 after April 11 (registration form available at www.sd43. bc.ca/glen). Info: 604-4646608 or glenreunion2014@ hotmail.com. • Are you a professional cook or chef who is community oriented, charismatic and good with people in a social atmosphere? Tri-Cities Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers (a non-profit social enterprise) is putting together a list of experienced cooks/ chefs who can volunteer their time (we will provide you with a tax receipt) on occasion for SeptemberJune calendar. Each month, Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers hosts a social evening at The Gallery Bistro in Port Moody for 16 paying participants (corporate team-building events, Christmas parties, family groups, book clubs)
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to make 45 litres of soup for Joy’s Place, a transition house for women and their dependent children who have fled domestic abuse in The Tri-Cities. In addition to making soup for Joy’s Place, participants enjoy a fun and social evening that includes wine and appetizers as well as a light dinner of soup, salad and fresh bread. At each event, organizers host a guest chef who can answer culinary questions and offer cooking tips to our participants. Info: www.soupsisters.org or email Tara at email@example.com. • Are you interested in taking free bookkeeping lessons on Saturdays? Do you need to go back to work and are interested in bookkeeping? Info: rccgtrinitychapeloffice@gmail. com or 604-474-3131. • Are you a new immigrant? Do you have questions, concerns and/ or need help? Call RCCG Trinity Chapel at 604-4743131 on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., or leave a message and someone will get back to you. The church can help or direct you to places where you could receive help. • Share Family and Community Services will be offering a Parent/ Caregiver’s Circle for those concerned about their youth and their substance use on Tuesdays through March 11, at Share, 2615 Clarke St. (2nd floor), Port Moody, 6:30-8:30 p.m. To reserve a spot or for more information: 604-9366969.
• Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary chocolate sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in the main lobby at ERH across from the gift shop; also on April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Funds raised are used for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items. • University Women’s Club meets, 7 p.m., Scott Creek middle school, 1240 Lansdowne Dr.,
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Frog song Friday Maillard You can enjoy and evening of song — frog song — Friday at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam. Metro Vancouver Parks is hosting an evening stroll by the marsh to learn about frogs and other amphibians. Participants six years of age and older will experience the night sounds and smells of the marsh, and find out from a park interpreter how these mysterious creatures live a double life. Evening Frog Song runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $4.25 per person for children, youths and seniors, and $8 for adults. Advance registration required by visiting www. metrovancouveronline.org or calling 604-432-6359 (use barcode 5597). To find out about other Metro Vancouver programs, visit the event calendar at www.metrovancouver.org.
Talks for parents Having a baby is a challenging, rewarding and educating experience. And Coquitlam’s Place Maillardville community centre is aiming to help parents with Baby’s First Two Years, a free drop-in program for expectant parents, new parents and grandparents of babies up to 24 months. Participants will learn from guest speakers and enjoy support, conversation and validation in a comfortable and relaxed environment — and babies are welcome. The program, supported by the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the Ministry for Children and Family Development, runs on nine consecutive Fridays from April 25 to June 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave. The roster of speakers includes: • April 25: Lucy De Pieri of Serenity/ Homeopathic Clinic, on homeopathic medicine; • May 2: Marie Perkins, Expert Mobile Fitness, on postpartum fitness; • May 9: Dr. Gil Desaulniers of the National Wellness Foundation, on“raising super kids;” • May 16: Annie Anderson, infant sleep consultant, on sleep. For more information, visit placemaillardville.ca.
A fundraising campaign by three university students for a Coquitlam school wraps up tomorrow (Thursday). The three MBA students at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) want to help support the breakfast, lunch and after-school programs at Maillard middle school. Their goal is to raise $1,500 by April 10, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the school. Donations can be made at www.youcaring. com (search: Maillard Middle) or by contacting Teri-Ann Bell at tbell@ unbc.ca. Maillard middle runs a breakfast program for under-privileged children and the program co-ordinator realized the kids benefitting from it also needed lunch and afterschool snacks. Currently, the school does not have the funding to support the students deemed vulnerable and money is needed for food and new kitchen equipment. “In the end, we just want to help feed the kids and put smiles on their faces so they can focus on school and their education,” said Bell, who grew up in Coquitlam and attended Maillard middle school. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Town Hall Meeting Your Views Are Important To Us Participate In Person or Online Setting priorities in the ever-changing municipal environment presents both opportunities and challenges – making it more important than ever that we hear from members of the community regarding the services and changes taking place in our city. With this in mind, Mayor and Council invite Coquitlam residents to share their ideas and views and provide input at a Town Hall Meeting to be held on:
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way
How to Participate There is no set agenda at a Town Hall Meeting. These more informal meetings provide community members an opportunity to voice their opinions, suggest new ideas or ask questions of City Council.
In Person All are welcome to attend the Town Hall Meeting in person. Participants attending the meeting at City Hall will be invited to the microphone to ask their question.
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The meeting will also be broadcast live at coquitlam.ca/webcasts starting at 1:45 p.m. Online participants can submit questions through one of the following channels: Email your questions to email@example.com Facebook users are encouraged to Like our page at facebook.com/cityofcoquitlam. Town Hall questions can be posted to the City’s wall between 1:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on April 20.
During National Volunteer Week, we want to recognize our more than 6,500 volunteers.
Those on Twitter can participate by tweeting questions to @cityofcoquitlam #coqthm2014 between 1:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on April 20.
You are a valued part of the health care system, and provide comfort to our patients, clients and residents. You put your heart into everything you do. On behalf of the Board, Employees and Physicians at Fraser Health, thank you! Dr. Nigel Murray President and CEO Fraser Health
To ensure that everyone has access to the responses provided to questions submitted online, answers will be provided by Council or staff via the live broadcast at coquitlam.ca/webcasts.
Questions submitted online during the Town Hall Meeting will be presented to Council in the order they were submitted. Due to time limitations, we may not be able to address all questions.
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More information on the Town Hall Meeting, including our guidelines for creating a respectful conversation, is available at coquitlam.ca/townhall or by contacting the Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Grade 12 students Blake Sartin and Mariela Shuley play the lead roles of Chad and Natalie/Ed in the Terry Fox secondary spring production of All Shook Up, which opens Thursday. The 2004 American jukebox musical, based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, is the first show for the high school since 2011. JANIS WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
‘All Shook Up’ at Fox First musical theatre show in three years for students at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary school By Janis Warren
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ri-City theatre-goers could be forgiven for doing a double-take when they passed Terry Fox secondary this month and last. Posted in front of the Port Coquitlam high school is a large yellow sign with brightly coloured wording, advertising the school’s production of All Shook Up that opens tomorrow (Thursday). The fact that Fox has a spring musical is significant as it has not staged a public performance since 2011, when Riley Langford played the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar and, the following month, won the best male acting award at the provincials; Fox also scooped three other accolades for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Since then, all has been relatively quiet on the Fox theatre front. In 2012, its production of Legally Blond was can-
celled due to the teachers’ job action and, last year, tensions over lack of access to the adjoining Terry Fox Theatre meant no show for students. At the end of their academic year, the Port Coquitlam Theatre Society — the non-profit group charged with operating the theatre — announced it would not be renewing its contract with School District 43. And last November, SD43 hired veteran stage manager Rick Rinder to run the 336-seat facility, telling The Tri-City News he planned to achieve a scheduling balance between the community and the school. It was a huge relief for staff and students, and it allowed theatre department head Dan Tilsley to host an audition for Fox’s first show in three years. “This year, it’s been great,”he said.“There’s a feeling that everybody wants us to succeed.” The open casting call saw around 110 students try out for 40 roles in All Shook Up, a story about mistaken identity that’s based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night — with an Elvis twist. Tilsley, who picked the American jukebox musical because “it’s one of the more modern ones that you don’t see done that much,” chose one of his former acting students, Blake Sartin, for the part of Chad — the handsome, motorcycle-drivin’ loner who needs
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An art and photography teacher at Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary will have a new exhibit up in Port Moody. The photographic art display, titled Abandoned Sublime, will be Kelly Selden’s largest ever, with 40 12-by-12 inch prints hung at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St.). The opening reception for the show is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Selden said she used a new archival process of printing on aluminum panels, which catches the light of her abstract imagery. As a result, the prints have up to four times more image stability than traditional photo papers. Selden was invited to exhibit her work by bistro owners Helen and Rainer Daniels after the couple saw her most recent show at the Fe r ry B u i l d i n g Gallery in West Vancouver. Abandoned Sublime, she wrote, was inspired by her travels to Sweden, Prague and around B.C. It narrows the lens on “subjects that are overlooked, discarded or thought of as m u n d a n e .” S h e hopes their transf o r m at i o n i n t o abstract compositions will make the viewer to look twice. Selden has previously shown her work at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre and Place des Arts as well as at Leigh Square Community Arts Village in PoCo.
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Tri-City athlete takes gold in youth division at provincial event Tri-City climber Kyle Murdoch won a gold medal at the Sport Climbing B.C. provincial championships in Sanich last weekend. The Port Coquitlam athlete finished first in the youth ‘A’ male division, and managed a third-place showing in
the open division, tied with Mission climber Jesse Taplin. Murdoch was not the only Tri-City climber to bring home some hardware after last weekend’s event. Ben Hughes of Port Moody took silver in the youth ‘A’ male division, edging out Connor Schellenberg of West Vancouver for the second spot on the podium. Another Coquitlam c l i m b e r, M a t t h e w Witwicki took silver in
the youth ‘C’ male division, while Hayden Jones took silver in the youth ‘B’ male category. Benjamin Ross, Joseph Witwicki and Burke Jurjaks also competed in the weekend event. On the female side, Coquitlam climber Julia Massullo took bronze in the youth ‘B’ category, while Port Moody climber Sydney Ross took third in the open followed by Port Coquitlam’s Nicola Williams.
Danielle Massullo took second in the youth ‘C’ category, while Coquitlam Tatum Oyama took third. Danielle Massullo also competed in the Sport Climbing B.C. provincial championship. The Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia was established in 2012 to be the Provincial Sport Organization for competition climbing in British Columbia.
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The Coquitlam Express are heading to the BCHL finals after a 4-3 overtime win over the Victoria Grizzlies Thursday night. The Coquitlam club needed the win to get out of the round-robin series and will now play the Vernon Vipers in the finals, set to begin next Friday. Thursday’s game started slow for the
visiting Coquitlam team in front of 1,051 people at the Q Centre. Victoria took a 2-1 lead in the opening period, with goals from Myles and Gerry Fitzgerald, while the Express’ Marc Biega managed to net a one midway through the first. Canon Pieper tied the game up in the second period before Victoria took the lead once against early in the third. That set the stage
for Coquitalm captain Ryan Rosenthal’s lategame heroics, scoring the tying goal to force overtime. It did not take long for Biega to pot the game winner in extra time, leading the club to a win and a trip to the finals. Despite the win, none of the Express players were named stars of the game. Those honours went to the Fitzgerald brothers — Leo, Myles and Gerry.
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Peace Arch News – an award-winning, twice-weekly publication serving White Rock and South Surrey, B.C. – is looking for a multimedia journalist who is keen to fill in for a maternity leave, covering local stories and publishing in a variety of print and online formats. We are looking for someone with diverse writing skills (including advertorial), creative newspaper and magazine layout expertise, photography prowess, knowledge of CP style and excellent time-management. The successful candidate must not only be able to write, photograph and lay out articles for print, but also produce stories for our website, peacearchnews.com Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and iMovie – and experience with a content-management system – is a must, and the successful candidate will have a keen understanding of the importance of following socialmedia best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Applicants should have a diploma in journalism, or a related field. Broadcast-journalism experience is a plus. Peace Arch News is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and online operations with more than 250 websites. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Please send your application in confidence to: Lance Peverley, Editor Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 160 Street, Surrey, B.C., V3S 0C8 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Human Resources McKesson Canada 71 Glacier Street Coquitlam, BC, V3K 5Z1 Fax: (604) 942-7184 NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
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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)
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.
F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIAN - SUNNY THOMPSON REGION. Kamloops dealership is currently accepting applications for full-time Journeyman & Apprentice RV Technicians. All applicants must have direct RV experience, possess own tools, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and take great pride in the work they perform. It is our goal to provide an exceptional customer experience for all our clients. We place great emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship and need people who will help us maintain this goal. We truly care about our employees and provide a positive, happy work environment with competitive wages and benefits. Requirements: - Possess Own Tools - Be Journeyman/Red Seal or period 1, 2, 3 Registered Apprentice RV Technician - Possess Valid Class 5 BCDL (Air/51 Endorsement an asset) - Excellent attendance - Self-motivated team player - Keen attention to detail - Maintain a positive attitude under pressure - Committed to lifelong learning If this sounds like a good fit and you possess the above mentioned qualifications we want to hear from you. How to Apply: With resume and references to: Attention: Service Manager By Email: email@example.com By Fax: (250) 851-9775 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
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We provide great training, benefits, and a fun family atmosphere! If you possess the skills, and have a desire to grow and develop, submit your resume to Francis Ho: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
DENNY’S PORT COQUITLAM. Now accepting applications for F/T & P/T servers, cooks & host/ess, must be able to work evenings, late night and weekends. Some exp req’d. Please apply in person w/resume btwn 9am-11am & 5pm-9pm, Mon-Fri. No phone calls pls 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 email@example.com
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 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.
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed
Cleaning Lady Available Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716
CONCRETE & PLACING
GIN GARDENER - Landscaping, Garden Care, Power Raking, Power Wash. Trimming & Paving Stones. 20 Yrs Exp. Reasonable Rates 604.725.5561 or 604.589.2748
9 Bark Mulch 9 Lawn & Garden Soil 9 Drain Gravel 9 Lava Rock 9 River Rock 9Pea Gravel
3640 Westwood St.
TAX RETURNS Current and overdue Over 15yrs exp. Starting at $50.00 per return Free check-up of last year return MARK & JOANNA BRAGIEL Tri-City Business Centre 3rd flr 2300-2850 Shaughnessy St. 604-338-2513
meadowslandscapesupply.com .Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).
by D. Wong, CPA-CGA Free consultation & estimates F Prior year’s taxes F Business & Individuals F Rentals, Seniors F Weekend Appts F Personalized Service
*Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 19 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
ANDY’S LANDSCAPE. 22yrs exp. 778-895-6202. www.andyslandscape.ca
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit *CLEANING *REPAIRS 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.
ADVANCED RENO’S & LANDSCAPING
HANDYMAN for all your home fix up chores including expert painting, minor renovations, small electrical and plumbing jobs, just give me your to do list! No job too big or too small. 25 years experience always reliable with references on request. Quality and integrity, reasonable rates and on time service 7 days a week. Call Dave at 604-318-1046
Career Opportunities: Community Health Worker O Care Aide Home Support O Acute & Complex Care
CALL: 604.999.9702 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM
SPRING SPECIAL: Power Rake + Fertilizer +Lime. Lawn cut $25 & up Banana Landscaping 604-992-5731
D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure NO Wood byproducts used
Residential & Commercial
INCOME TAX. TAJ DAMJI 604-781-0315. Pickup delivery in Tri City Free. Singles $45 Couples $70. No limit on number of slips.
GREENPRO LANDSCAPING Lawn cuts, pruning, full yard maint & installation. Fast & dependable. Incl odd jobs. Call 604-537-5536.
“Award Winning Renovations” 32 Years of Experience
(Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver) 604-465-9812
* DRAINAGE * PRUNING * BOBCAT SERVICE * MAINTENANCE * RETAINING WALLS ~~~ Free Estimates ~~~
604 - 254 - 1482
16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows
Call Tim 604-612-5388
Unfiled Tax Returns? Unreported Income? Avoid Prosecution and Penalties. Call a Tax Attorney First! 855-668-8089 (Mon-Fri 9-6 ET)
~ FULLY INSURED ~
PEDRO’S Contracting & Drainage. Landscaping, Water Lines & Cement work. Call 604-468-2919.
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
We Sell Weed...
Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
06951 Lic Electrician Low cost. Res/Com. Small job expert. Renos Panel changes 604-374-0062
HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT Our HCA program is for students with strong wills and warm hearts. Learn how to work with a team of health care professionals to identify and address the unique needs of each unique client.
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
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! *24 HOUR SERVICE* 30Yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.
firstname.lastname@example.org or Visit us at: www. threescompanycatering.ca
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222
Placing & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates. coastalconcrete.ca
ACCOUNTING / TAX /BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING & INCOME TAX SERVICES Ron Shumka, CPA CA 39 years of experience providing Accounting and Income Tax Services for individuals and corporations including bookkeeping services. Located in Port Moody and serving the Tri-cities.
HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done
7 Days / Week
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.
• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries
A+, BBB member-Low rates, Expert trouble shooter. All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774
Complete Renovations, tub to counter, from floor to wall. • Proud BBB Member • References • Since 1979 John 604-779-4029 www.bcbwreno.ca
Prompt Delivery Available
F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
Leo: 604-657-2375 / 604-462-8620 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.
Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...
KITCHEN & BATHROOM SPECIALIST
A DREAM LANDSCAPING Lawnmowing, aerate, power rake, trim, prune. Res/Com. Special disc for Townhomes/Plaza 604-724-4987
Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.
BC BEST WAY CONSTRUCTION
175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS
Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”
All Work Guaranteed. Call John 778-867-8785
101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)
NO JOB TOO SMALL! Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing
S Yard Maintenance S Hedge Trimming ~ Tree Pruning S Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding
HOME IMPROVEMENTS RENO & REPAIR
COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING + SPRING CLEANUP +
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
Fashion Sales Associate
DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+
•Lawn Cuts/Trim •Aerating •Leaf Cleanup •Power Rake •Hedge & Shrub Trimming •Pruning Trees •23 yrs. exp. •Insured •Free Estimates
15% SENIORS DISCOUNT A+ Rating with BB Bureau
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
(Mon - Fri) 9 - 5:30 pm, Sat. Appt
TUTOR Math K-10 & ESL. BC
CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. A+BBB Rating. RCMP Accredited. Employment & Travel Freedom. Free Consultation 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
ACCOUNTING / TAX /BOOKKEEPING
Disc. for seniors
PERSONAL SERVICES 171
• Personal • Self employed • Corporate
Needed Immediately! Monday - Friday No graveyards! No travel!
Reporting to the Maintenance Mgr/Engineer you will carry out a variety of general/preventative maintenance activities throughout our plant & equipment & monitor our waste water treatment facility. Mon.-Fri. operation with early morning & afternoon shifts. The occasional Sat. may be required. Minimum class 4 boiler ticket req. with basic maint. knowledge; hydraulic, electric, pneumatic skills.
JR. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
ATTENTION: Utility Tree Workers. Quad L Enterprises Ltd. is looking for Certified Utility Arborists and Slasher Operators. Full time work. Email email@example.com or fax 780-532-1250
Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily
When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements.
17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows
PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY
9Dump Site Now Open9 SBroken Concrete RocksS $24.00 Per Metric Ton SMud - Dirt - Sod - ClayS $24.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280
AFFORDABLE - RENOVATIONS CALL NOW-604-723-6204. FREE Quotes. www.heldsinger.ca
TOTAL RENOVATIONS Repair, Replace, Remodel...
SPECIALIZING IN • Basement Suites • Kitchens • Baths • Remodels • Additions • Flooring • Painting • Drywall • Much More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771
Meadows Landscape Supply
MOVING & STORAGE
GET the BEST for your MOVING we are Licensed & Insured 24/7 Senior Discount 778-773-3737 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320
MOVING & STORAGE
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
AFFORDABLE MOVING www.affordablemoversbc.com
Chihuahua pups, playful, cuddly, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $525. 604-794-5844
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
Tar & Gravel DAsphalt D Interlocking shingles DTorch-on Membrane D Laminated shingles
NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses
All types of Roofing Repairs Free Estimates
“JUST A GREAT JOB!”
Robert J. O’Brien
Mainland Roofing Ltd.
604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 10yrs
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865
FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
Pay-Less Pro Painting
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991
Serving Tri City 34 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS...HOT SAVINGS - SPRING SALE! 20X24 $4,348. 25X24 $4,539. 30X30 $6,197. 32X36 $7,746. 40X46 $12,116. 47X72 $17,779. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca
Certified, Insured & Bonded Reliable & Affordable Journeyman Avail 24/7 Call 604-345-0899
3 Bdrm + den, btwn Coq. Ctr & Newport. Good for families. Pets ok. $305,500. (604)492-4655 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Ian 604-724-6373
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627 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
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
TILE INSTALLATION. Porcelain, Ceramic, Slate, Marble, Granite... Contact Us thru: www.123tiling.com
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
20 Acres. $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 866-8825263 Ext. 81 www.sunsetranches.net
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS FRIENDLY ROOFING LTD.
20 years experience
10% Discount Re-roof
FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Call (604) 931-2670
GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge
2 Bdrm units available. Great location for seniors! Clean, quiet & affordable! Incls heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance. Refs & Credit check req.
Sorry No Pets
For more info: google us. CRIME FREE BUILDING
BLACK LAB cross puppies 5 available. Family raised $400. Ph (604)819-5054 Chilliwack
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Ask about our
CALL TODAY! 604-803-5041 www.benchmarkpainting.ca
APARTMENT/CONDO Your Choice for Property Management (Since 1990)
Professional Property Management Services
P.Meadows - Solaris Towers Concrete Hi-rise 2Bd+den May1 6th flr & top flr $1385 & $1435.
Visit our website for other rentals: www.profile-properties.com
COQUITLAM 1 BDRM, 900 sq.ft. bright bsmt ste w/priv south facing patio. $725/mo util incl. Avail May 1 1018B Quadling Ave. Non-smoking. 778-867-2531 or 604-454-4540
LARGE 1 bdrm bsmt suite. POCO, north side. Close to all amenities. On transit route. Shared laundry. Utilities included. Off street parking. NS. NP. Available immediately. $700. 604-931-8774.
PORT COQUITLAM 1 Bdr ste $650 Own ent & prkg, patio, newer paint, carpet & lino. Quiet area, nr bus, Cedar Dr Elem & all amens. N/P. Refs req. Avail now. 604-537-2131.
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1097/mo - $1199/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938
2 bdrm ste ~ $925
PORT COQUITLAM; 2 Bdrm apts, $810 & $830/mo, and a 2 Bdrm T/H $885/mo. Quiet family complex, no pets, 604-464-0034
RENAISSANCE ON SHAW 555 Shaw Avenue, Coquitlam Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments very close to Lougheed mall and sky train station. Contact manager, Nova at: 604-618-7467 or email email@example.com
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL PORT COQUITLAM, 1500 - 3000 sq ft. Ground floor commercial area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/ Shaughnessy intersection. Call 604-464-3550.
Port Moody: 3 bdrm, upper duplex, recent reno’d. Family nghd. Det garage. n/p, $1500/m. (604)936-1926
HOMES FOR RENT
MAPLE RIDGE-Suit family in nice neighborhood 4bdrm 3bthrms, 2 kitch. May 1 $1700m 604-253-5395 WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Kenneth Dale Clark, Deceased, formerly of 1187 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia, who died on May 8, 2013, are hereby required to send them to the Administrator at the office of his solicitors, BTM Lawyers LLP, 530 - 130 Brew Street, Port Moody, British Columbia, V3H 0E3, before May 9, 2014 after which date the Administrator will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice. By: Michael A. Poznanski Barrister and Solicitor
2007 33ft Keystone Challenger. Rare!! Amazing style & luxury Loaded. Sleeps 7. Triple slide Unique 2 bdrm 2 bath; can stay in Good Sam Park. $26,475 Pic avail Kijji #552049333. 778-773-9033
NEW WEST McBride/2nd St. 3 Bdr upper suite, lrg livrm & dinrm, big deck, 5 appli’s, lots of pkng - 1 car garage pkng. N/S, pet ok. Avail now $1750 incl all utils. 604-777-1767.
S Includes heat/hot water S 1.5 blocks to various bus stops S 2 blocks to Safeway/medical S City park across street S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express
WW PLATEAU lge 1 bdrm garden lvl priv patio clean 5appls quiet cpl upstairs Suit mature cpl/retired 1/3 util ns/np May1 $875 604-862-1590
Available Immediately ~also apartments available~
1 bdrm ste ~ $775
Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!
PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm grnd lvl suite, sep ent, newly reno’d bathrm lam flooring, suit n/s mature tenants sml cat ok. $1000 incl utils/cbl/wifi. Refs req, avail now. 778-828-3343.
19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS
NEW WEST 7th Ave/12 St. Bright 2 bdrm bsmt suite, nr transit & all amens, newly reno’d with h/w flrs, cat ok. Avail now. $975 inc utils. Students welcome. 604-521-5156.
Polo Club Apartments
RENT TO OWN
STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualifications! Flexible Terms! CLOVERDALE - 60th and 176th Spacious 1 Bedroom Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req’d 604-657-9422
Parking + Onsite Manager
2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available
New roof, re-roof, repair. Cedar shakes, shingle, torch on, tile, duroids.
Welcome Home !
• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •
Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663
Year or semi-annual Rental Moorage
Coquitlam Falcon Dr. 1 bdrm grnd flr bright, Furn or unfurn. NS/NP. Incl utils/cbl/net 604-374-8605
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
HOMES WANTED We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422
PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
FOR SALE BY OWNER COQ. TOWNHOME
100% Heating & Plumbing
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
MISC. FOR SALE
14179 Reichenback Rd
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.
Public Access Launch Ramp Outdoor Storage for Boats, RV’s, Cars, Trucks & Trailers
COQUITLAM; 1 Bdrm ste. Close to park, mall & Douglas College. $750 incl utils. Avail now. (604)468-4436
PLUMBING & REPAIRS. H/W tank replacement. New fixtures Licenced Exc rates 604-290-5387 hoth2o.ca
P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1000. 604-308-5665
Pitt Meadows Marina
515-525 Foster Avenue (Minimum 6 months lease)
Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213
FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (778)908-2501
Medallion Court Apt’s
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.
2 bdrm apartment for $950/mo (889-893 sqft.)
2 HUNGRY PAINTERS. Int/Ext, 36 yrs. Power wash. Refs. WCB. Free Est. 604-467-2532, 604-780-2532
D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing
ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Spring EXT/INT SPECIAL
Family owned & operated for 40 yrs.
FILA GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957.
LAB PUPPIES. Chocolate, golden, black. 6 weeks. Ready. Mission area. $600. Norm 604-814-0706
LOOK for our YARD SIGNS
Sorry no pets.
25 yrs in roofing industry
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent.
Entlebucher/Swiss Mtn pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, 1st shots, dewormed. $1200 each. 604-795-7662.
Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles. torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626 www.mainlandroof.com
PRO 9 ACC PAINTING LTD
1 bdrm & den- $975 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers”
- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting B.J. (Brad) Curtis B.A.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper
*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: the estate of John Steve Kryski, deceased, formerly of 237-2245 Kelly Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 0B1 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of John Steve Kryski are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor, Terry Mullholland, c/o North Shore Law LLP, 6th Floor, 171 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3J9 on or before May 31, 2014, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice. TERRY MULLHOLLAND, Executor C/O North Shore Law LLP 6th Floor, 171 West Esplanade North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J9
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