The annual Como Lake Relays were held this week, drawing hundreds of kids and parents to Como Lake Park in Coquitlam for the races. PHOTOS BY GARY MCKENNA/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
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163 SD43 jobs are to be cut to save $13.4M
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Teachers, support staff to be cut as well as cafeterias By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
The future of school libraries, school busing, learning services for special needs students and cafeterias for tweens and teens will be on the chopping block next week when School District 43 trustees take another look at trimming $13.4 million from the bottom line. With few non-salary
Ryan Rosenthal, captain of the Coquitlam Express, holds aloft the Fred Page Cup after his team won the BCHL championship in four straight games over the Vernon Vipers, wrapping up with a win at home Tuesday. See story on page 35.
Middle school cafeteria closures are expected to save $145,000 in School District 43. places to cut and supply budgets already stripped, SD43 is considering cuts to 163 full-time equivalent positions (see sidebar, page 6), as recommended by the districtâ€™s leadership team Tuesday night. Tweaks are still pos-
sible to save jobs and programs between now and Tuesday, when an actual budget is presented, but board chair Melissa Hyndes gave little hope that much can be done. see ENOUGH, page 6
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Coquitlam Trustee Diane Sowden speaks at a School District 43 budget meeting on Tuesday in Coquitlam. The next meeting will be held next Tuesday.
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Good, safe fun on 2 wheels (and you can help your local hospital) By Janis Warren
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ycling is about fun, recreation and fitness. And, done right, safety. So, with the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s sixth annual Wheel 2 Heal fundraiser set for Saturday, May 3 in the Tri-Cities, here’s some tips for cyclists of all ages and experiences to travel safely on two wheels:
When Mike Mostrenko speaks about the health benefits of and safety considerations for biking, he knows what he’s talking about. A physician at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody, he’s also a registered Wheel 2 Heal participant who started mountain biking more than 20 years ago as the North Shore trail network developed. He switched to road riding three years ago after“a few too many injuries on these highly technical trails.” “Now, I truly enjoy riding my bicycle through the Tri-Cities and often venture out to Fort Langley for a coffee and some fabulous scenery,” he said. Cycling offers many health benefits for all ages and is especially good for the heart and lungs, Dr. Mostrenko said. People with arthritis who can’t do higher-impact sports like running, hiking or even walking find cycling is more forgiving as it improves balance and strengthens most major muscle groups, he added. Of course, cycling is an excellent way to burn calories and reduce fat. “In North America,
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outing for the entire family.” Still, Mostrenko sees plenty of injuries and offers these tips for new and experienced cyclists: • ride within your limits; • wear the appropriate personal protective
And now, a word from a sponsor of Wheel 2 Heal… As the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation fundraiser gears up and weather improves, Pedalheads is reminding riders that cycling can be fun but it can also be dangerous — especially for little ones. Last year, Pedalheads
Aiming to hit a half-million dollars since its inception, Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s sixth annual Wheel 2 Heal (W2H) will be held on Saturday, May 3 at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. W2H, which launched in 2009 and is in part sponsored by The Tri-City News, is a bicycle ride through the Tri-Cities that raises money for the foundation and features a variety of routes; they include a flat Traboulay PoCo Trail ride with options for 15 km, 30 km or 40 km courses, or a mostly flat but challenging road ride of 65 km or 100 km. There is also a free kids’ race. The rides start and finish from the Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. Since W2H began in 2009, the 1,200 riders who have participated have raised more than $445,000 to support Eagle Ridge Hospital, which serves more than 100,000 people each year. Registration is $60 for adults, $15 for youths eight to 18 years, and kids under eight participate for free. Adults are asked to raise a minimum of $250 and youth are asked to raise a minimum of $85 to support their local hospital. For more details and to register, visit wheeltoheal.ca. taught about 1,700 kids aged two to 12 years to ride in its two Coquitlam summer camps. Lesson number one? Helmet safety. “We emphasize the importance of not only wearing a helmet but how to wear a helmet,” said Nick Pavlakis, community and media liaison for Pedalheads, which organizers the Wheel 2 Heal kids’ race. From there — depending on the level — instructors focus on how to stop properly, steer, apply hand signals and shoulder checks as well as the importance of staying focused and riding in a controlled manner. At Level 4 and beyond, Pedalheads participants practise their skills on the road. At all stages,
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Big, standard or small? That’s the question Coquitlam residents in single-family homes have to answer by next Friday. The city wants homeowners who get curbside garbage pickup to choose — no later than April 25 — if they want to upsize or downsize their new garbage and green waste carts. In the absence of a choice, the municipality will be rolling out the average-size bin: 240 litres. Homeowners who want a 120 l cart will save around $70 a year on their utility bill starting 2015 but those who prefer to have more room for their trash can order a 360 l cart, which will add another $120 annually to their bill. But there’s good news: There’s no extra cost to get a bigger green cart for organic waste, which includes grass clippings, yard trimmings and kitchen waste. The new carts are part of the change-over to the city’s solid-waste contract, which starts July
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trimmings will be hauled away weekly. The city plans to deliver the new wheeled carts to Coquitlam homes starting midMay; residents will also receive a plastic kitchen catcher to place in their fridge or freezer. City engineering assistant Stephanie Woo, who has been showcasing the new carts with Janis Boivin at events and high-profile sites around town, said they have received about 2,000 queries to date about the switch-over. And they will be at
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SCHOOL DISTRICT 43: District eyes variety of cuts to deal with budget shortfall
Enough money for our schools: 2 MLAs continued from front page “I know that our team have been meeting for the last two days and putting together some options, different options, although I’ve been told they’re not really much better than the first options,” said the Port Moody trustee. The efforts to soften the blow of job cuts before next Tuesday’s meeting comes as districts across Metro Vancouver are reporting deficits, with some board chairs and senior officials taking to the media to argue that funding has not kept pace with rising costs. Also this week, the BC Teachers’ Federation sought a ruling on essential services, which would allow the union to give 72-hour strike notice to back contract demands, although initial job action is not expected to affect classrooms (see story, page 8). But the Tri-Cities two BC Liberal MLAs say
School District 43 is proposing to cut 163 full-time equivalent positions for $10.5 million in savings, including: librarian services, youth workers, learning support teachers, counsellors, class size and composition enhancements, behaviour programs, teacher education assistants, principals and vice-principals, school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, noon-hour supervisors (partial list); as well, it plans to eliminate a middle school position that will affect band and choir time. Other cuts: • Before- and after-school busing (no effect to special needs busing) — expected to save $665,000 • School supplies budgets — expected to save $250,000 • Middle school cafeteria closures — expected to save $145,000 • Other non-salary cuts — $150,000 in savings from discretionary draw time and late summer work from custodians; $1.6 million in savings from reductions to school board retirees’ benefits These savings, totalling $13.4 million, were presented at Tuesday’s SD43 board of education meeting but could change with preliminary budget recommendations to be made at a meeting Tuesday. funding is not the problem in SD43 because grants to the school district have increased 35% since 2000/’01 and per-pupil payments have increased 39% while enrolment has declined over that period. “When I was on DPAC [District Parent Advisory Council] in 2002/2003, enrolment was 32,300 students and, in 2013/’14, that has dropped to 30,400 roughly — that’s a loss of 1,800 to 2,000 students, or 6% of the students population,” Coquitlam Port Moody MLA Linda Reimer said, adding that the district is also getting $3.9 million in Learning
Improvement Funding to support vulnerable students. Both Reimer and Coquitlam-Burke Mountain MLA Douglas Horne were answering charges from SD43 officials who say funding has not kept pace with higher costs, and the district has had to absorb downloaded costs, such as CUPE wage increases that were negotiated provincially but not funded by Victoria. According to SD43 figures, if grants had kept pace with inflation, the district would have another $16.3 million to spend — enough to cover its current deficit.
“All Metro Vancouver boards are posting large deficits and trying to find dollars in a stagnant funding formula. How can you stand there and tell me we are not underfunded?”
“I think we need to look at that as we move forward and make sure while we protect school districts that are declining, it’s not at the cost of districts that are growing or staying steady,.”
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Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association While Horne agrees with the district that it may be time to review how public education is funded, he doesn’t agree that SD43 should be comparing itself with rural districts that face unique challenges, such as geographic and transportation issues that require more funding. “To anyone whose looking at it with an eye to understand, it makes sense the way it is,” Horne said, noting that SD43 is no longer at the bottom of the pack when it comes to perpupil funding. “We’ve actually moved up the scale,”Horne said. Meanwhile, Hyndes is hoping parents join forces
with trustees in lobbying the province for money. At Tuesday’s board meeting, she asked the community to rally for public education and she reiterated that statement in an interview with The Tri-City News, adding that it will be difficult to repair the damage to SD43 schools from this round of cuts. “How I look at it is, there are so many things we would have loved to be able to provide and do, and this has set us back where to rebuild is going to take a long time.” Among the recommendations to save money starting in September are closing middle school
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SCHOOL DISTRICT 43: Unions respond to proposed cuts
Keep cuts away from classrooms: unions Planned hirings targeted by heads of two unions By Diane Strandberg The Tri-CiTy News
The Coquitlam Teachers’ Association and CUPE Local 561 are calling on School District 43 to cut management positions and administrative costs rather than the jobs of teachers and support staff who work with students. Both CTA president Charley King and Local 561 president Dave Ginter say more should be done to keep cuts away from the classroom; they disagree with proposals for SD43 to hire a communications manager and dispute the planned hiring of a cafeteria manager, both of which were proposed at Tuesday’s board of education budget meeting. According to SD43, management staffing in the district is already below the provincial
average but Ginter and King disagree with the district’s plans. “I hope their values are services to kids and specifically service to vulnerable kids,” said King. Ginter, meanwhile, said the district should work harder to bring down lawyers’ fees for grievances sent to arbitration, pegged at about $126,000 last year according to the district’s figures, and should not make any new management hires. “They have a proposed $351,000 to bring
“I hope their values are services to kids and specifically service to vulnerable kids.”
“$351,000 to bring back excluded jobs and there’s nobody going from the board office as usual.”
Charley King, president of Coquitlam Teachers’ Ass’n. (left)
Dave Ginter, president of Local 561 of CUPE
back excluded jobs and there’s nobody going from the board office as usual,” Ginter said, adding that to fund the posts, teaching assistants who work 10 to 14 hours a week will lose their jobs. He also takes issue with the district’s decision to include a $900,000 contingency in the budget, arguing the time to save for a rainy day is during good financial times. As well, Ginter said he’s worried about a plan to increase the deductible and reduce the benefits of retired CUPE workers and excluded
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oday’s BC Liberals” may have taken a little inspiration during last year’s election campaign from former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell when she bluntly stated in 1993 that“an election is no time to discuss serious issues.” It’s why British Columbians could be forgiven for thinking that they missed something during the 2013 provincial campaign after seeing some of the legislation introduced during the current session of the B.C. legislature. Heck, in some cases,“Today’s BC Liberals” didn’t even communicate some of their plans through a Monty Python-like “Know what I mean? Nudge, nudge. Say no more.” And if they were forced up against a wall in the campaign and had no choice but to stake out a position, many of their lofty words run directly counter to what they’re now doing. Here’s what“Today’s BC Liberals”told Metro Vancouver last year about the Agricultural Land
Reserve:“In 2011, we reaffirmed our commitment to the ALR with amendments to the ALC Act and $1.6 million in additional one-time funding in order to strengthen compliance and enforcement and provide additional resources.” Nothing there about creating a two-tier land reserve. Trawling for votes in B.C.’s coastal communities, this is what“Today’s BC Liberals”had to say about BC Ferries:“We need to do more to ensure coastal communities have access to a high quality ferry service that affordably meets the needs of the travelling public.” Not a hint about service cuts, scrapping free seniors’ travel or putting a glorified tugboat on the Discovery Coast ferry route for the nine-hour trip to Bella Coola. Even February’s speech from the throne opted for boredom over setting out the government’s agenda. Yet in the eight four-day weeks that the legislature has sat so far this year, the government has tabled 26 pieces of legislation, most of them not having garnered a single syllable in that February speech. One bill would create that two-tiered
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Agricultural Land Reserve. Another allows research in B.C. parks, although for what and by whom is still a mystery. Another piece of legislation will freeze the status of 17 provincial ridings ostensibly because of their rural nature but, in a bizarre twist, the two ridings that make up Prince George and the two that make up Kamloops suddenly became vast, remote ridings and are thrown in as well. The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act fails to tackle the principal recommendation from the 2010 Local Government Elections Task Force: campaign spending limits. After one white paper, one discussion paper and four years of procrastination,“Today’s BC Liberals”tabled two bills on local elections in one day with a total of 101 sections in one, 213 sections in the other and the campaign spending elephant is still in the room. And all of these bills — despite their significance to the province’s future — are being debated and passed in a matter of hours. Eleven have passed third reading. It’s not a stretch to imagine that there was more debate among MLAs on the fallout over speaker Linda Reid’s $733 muffin and snack rack than there was over the Park Amendment Act.
Which leads to the obvious question: Why the rush? The ALR has existed for more than 40 years. If the government’s plans for a two-tier land reserve are as innocuous as its talking points make them out to be, a few months of consultation won’t upset the apple cart. The minister responsible, Bill Bennett, has already apologized, saying:“I know that we could have done a better job of consultations and I take my mea culpa.” That’s nice but why not fix it with an all-party committee and public consultations across B.C. with the goal of going to second and third reading in the fall session of the legislature? Now, no one expects that an election campaign can touch on every issue but when it does and the party that wins completely reverses course, voters might feel like they were taken for fools. But, then, maybe it is the fault of B.C. voters for not fully appreciating that the BC Liberals might have been quite literal when they used the term“Today’s BC Liberals”throughout the last campaign. Dermod Travis is the executive director of IntegrityBC (www.integritybc.ca. @integritybc).
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Moody Centre hit hard by new OCP The Editor, Port Moody’s mayor and councillors were elected in large part because of promises to maintain the city’s smalltown character and to control development pressures that may arise due to the advent of the Evergreen Line. Instead, despite overflow crowds at town hall meetings and multiple concerns raised by residents, city council is
forging ahead with its vision of massive growth concentrated mainly in the old heritage section of Port Moody. The plan proposes a 300% to 400% increase in population in Moody Centre and envisions multiple towers without any corresponding addition to Rocky Point Park, nor does it address other infrastructure needs. Many residents view this proposed OCP as a
developers’ plan — not a community plan — as evidenced in public records of meetings and feedback forms. Moody Centre Community Association was not formally invited to the discussion table despite numerous requests and the fact this plan is “essentially a really a big neighbourhood plan for Moody Centre,” as was finally admitted in the city’s Land Use
Committee meeting of April 1. Our concerns include, but are not limited to: • the rezoning of large industrial areas to allow highrise condos; • massive oceanfront development and concrete canyons; • rezoning of publicly owned land to mixeduse, including residential; • traffic gridlock, including its effect on the movement of emergency
Actually, consumers must pay The Editor, Re. “Papers must pay” (Letters, The Tri-City News, April 4). The above-referenced submission is an incomplete headline and letter. The letter writer almost captured the process involved but fell short at the end. After his interesting and detailed weighing of the newsprint products, the writer, Bruce Cutayne, also outlined accurately that the MMBC proposal “will
push part of this cost back onto the newspapers” and, therefore, “to stay economically viable, newspapers will have to push this cost upstream onto advertisers.” But Mr. Cutayne then concluded his analysis with the assumption that the process stopped right there, with the advertisers absorbing any increase in responsibility and costs. That is obviously an incorrect assumption because the same reasoning must be
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Privacy commissioner criticizes use, scope of police info checks Make mental history off-limits, says Denham By Jeff Nagel Black Press
The growing use of police information checks to vet job applicants is resulting in inappropriate disclosure of highly sensitive information, including mental illness and past suicide attempts. B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham released a highly critical report on the practise Tuesday, urging government and municipal police boards to order an immediate halt. Unlike a criminal record check, a police information check can turn up details about investigations that don’t lead to charges, charges that don’t lead to convictions and even the subject’s mental health. “Mental health information should never be included in an employment-related record check,” Denham said. “There is no reason why this information should
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Denham said personal information that ends up in police databases is routinely disclosed to employers without any evidence it predicts future criminal behaviour, improves public safety or results in better hiring decisions. “The information in these checks can have a significant and lasting impact on an individual’s privacy, human rights and feelings of dignity and self-worth,”she said. Non-conviction information held by police should be off-limits in employment-related record checks except in cases of prospective employees who work with children and vulnerable adults, Denham recommended. Denham’s office heard public submissions warning that disclosures of mental health infor-
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Opponents prepare for court fight over MMBC Businesses aim to thwart new recycling agency By Jeff Nagel Black Press
Business opponents of Multi Material BC are planning a court challenge to reverse the takeover of B.C.’s curbside recycling system by the stewardship agency. They continue to urge the provincial government to freeze the new MMBC system before it takes effect May 19 but are also laying the groundwork for a legal battle. Kelvin McCulloch, CEO of the Buckerfield’s chain of farm supply stores, is urging other businesses to sign and submit their MMBC contracts but then give notice to the government that they won’t pay fees or otherwise co-operate with the new system to collect packaging and printed paper. McCulloch intends to gather opt-out letters from numerous businesses across B.C. and deliver them to the province. If the MMBC rollout continues, he said, they will argue in court that the MMBC contracts were invalid and they were coerced to join the government-created recy-
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BCIT students have been counting fish in the ponds around Coquitlam River Park as part of an effort to determine the success of habitat restoration work in the area. Before the river was dammed in 1905, the waterway would swell at various times of the season, creating pools ideal for many amphibian and fish species. Over the last 10 years, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been building channel ponds in order to recreate these pools and help the fish
population in the river. “The standing and slightly flowing water would have been valuable for coho salmon,” said Marvin Rosenau, an instructor with BCIT’s School of Construction and Environment. “Lots of this valuable habitat has been lost and they are reconstituting them so they are functional.” To determine if the efforts have been successful, students have been counting fish in the ponds as part of their program coursework. They use what is called a fish markand-recapture process, in which fish are first trapped, marked and released. The students then return a week later to begin
the recapture process. A formula that takes the number of fish initially caught and compares it with the number of fish that were recaptured is used to determine the total population of the pond. Other important data is also collected, including weight, size and species. The information is then compiled and used in the students’ projects and coursework. “Fisheries likes it because they get all this free labour and the intellectual firepower the program gives them,” Rosenau said. “The city of Coquitlam likes it because its supports the river. It is as good a partnership as you can probably get.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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The city of Port Coquitlam hosts its annual Easter arts celebration at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (behind PoCo city hall) from 1 to 3 p.m. for kids aged 10 and under. Enjoy craft-making, face painting, entertainment and a scavenger hunt. The cost is $10 per child. Register by calling 604-927-7529 or visit experienceit.ca.
Port Moody painter Maggie White has an exhibit of new and retrospective work — dating back to 1989 — up at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.) called Seeing Red, Feeling the Blues & Rockin’ It. The display closes May 8.Visit pomoarts.ca.
Register for a free 30-minute session at the Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam) to get one-on-one tech help. Learn on a library computer or bring your own electronic device. Call 604-927-7999 to book a time.
The season for the West Coast Junior Lacrosse League opens this weekend at the Port Coquitlam recreation centre (2150 Wilson Ave.), with 10 teams playing five games today, from 1:30 p.m., and five games on Sunday until 9 p.m. Entry is $5/$4.Visit wcjll.teampolis.com.
Take a plunge in Coquitlam’s City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way) for free from 7 to 9 p.m. as part of the Westminster Savings’ community recreation program. Call 604-927-6999.
A special Easter edition of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone will take place in the rehearsal hall of Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) from 7:30 to midnight. Admission is $10 at the door. The event is licensed and there is free parking. Call 604-725-4654 or visit hotsalsadancezone.com.
The Tri-City Singles social club for seniors meets for its monthly gathering at the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 Clarke St., Port Moody) at 7:30 p.m. to talk about upcoming activities and day excursions. Call 604466-0017.
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The Coquitlam Alliance Church (2601 Spuraway Ave.) hosts free Easter fun from 10 a.m. to noon for kids under 11 and their families. Games, treats and a bouncy castle will be on site. The egg hunt starts at 11:30 a.m. Don’t forget your basket! Call 604-464-6744.
CoquitlamMommy, a group of 1,500 mothers who take part in drop-in parenting workshops, will host its second annual Easter egg hunt at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody at 10:30 a.m. Registration
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Easter egg hunts for Tri-City children will be plenty this weekend, with events scheduled at parks, churches and civic facilities. MLA Selina Robinson and New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly, starting at noon. Egg hunts will happen every half hour and participants will be split into age groups. Call 778-999-4119.
Read books, sing songs and learn new rhymes at the family storytime at the Coquitlam Public Library’s
City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Call 604-554-7334.
Join Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay and city council at 11 a.m. as they reopen the Moody Street Overpass and the PoMo Rotary Bike Trials Park. Meet at the north end of the overpass sidewalk, beside Rocky
The Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) has hidden treasures as well as craft-making and family activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Call 604-939-1648 or visit portmoodymuseum.org.
Tuck into an Easter Sunday brunch (for a reasonable price) from noon to 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) and enjoy the spring entertainment. Branch 133 will also offer a free gift to the ladies. Enter off Elgin Street. Call 604-942-8911. Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You don’t have to be a great golfer to win big at Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s (ERHF) Charity Golf Classic. In fact, you don’t have to golf at all to win the $10,000 grand prize. Tickets are on sale for
• Beginner internet: If you already feel confident using the mouse, sign up for a free beginner internet class where you will learn the basics of the internet and be surfing in no time. Classes run April 22, 2 to 3 p.m. at the City Centre branch (register by calling 604-554-7330) and April 23, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Poirier branch (register by calling 604-937-4144). • Mouse skills: If you need to learn how to use a computer mouse, this is the class for you. Librarians will go over the proper way to move the mouse, click, scroll, and more using exercises designed to teach and improve these skills. The class runs Thursday, April 24, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the City Centre branch. Registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. Call 604-554-7330 to register. • Wealth and Taxation: Strategies to Help Manage your Wealth: On Thursday, April 24 at the Poirier branch (3:30 to 4:30 p.m.), financial advisor James Leung will share wealth-management strategies, including: income splitting,
tax-planned wills, trusts and insurance planning. Registration is required for this free program; leave a message at 604937-4155. For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.
• 10 things to get you started on Facebook: Facebook is a great way to stay in touch or reconnect with friends, family and the brands you love. On April 27 from 2 to 3 p.m., librarians will show you how to do the 10 most common things on Facebook, including the important task of adjusting your privacy settings. Feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet to follow along. No registration required. • Celebrate Earth Day — Take a hike, plant a tree, tune-up your car: Visit Port Moody Public Library with your ideas and find out how librarians can help you celebrate Earth Day on April 22. PMPL has hiking maps and books of local trails, resources on gardening, print and online manuals on car repair and maintenance, and much more. • Learning Express: Learning Express Library provides online tutorials, practice tests, skill-building courses and eBooks to help you learn at your own pace
on a variety of topics including basic, intermediate and advanced courses on popular software such as Word and Excel.You can find this great resource at library. portmoody.ca under Digital Content. For more information, visit library.portmoody. ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.
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Tickets cost $10 each or $25 for three. Every year, this charity event raises essential funds for the ERH, including more than $9 million for medical equipment. For information, visit www.erhf.ca.
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• Adult Learner Book Club: Make new friends, read interesting books and practise English in a fun environment with other adults upgrading their reading skills or learning English. The books discussed vary from ELSA Level 2 to 5 according to the reading levels and interests of the group. The group meets on the second Friday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m.; the next meeting will be held on May 9. Call or drop by the information desk to sign up. • English Conversation Group: Practise English in a friendly, social situation in a group presented in partnership with Share Family and Community Services. Drop in Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit www.fvrl. bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-9277999.
Where: Lougheed Highway - between Orchid Drive and Sage Place When: Monday, April 28, 2014 to Friday, May 23, 2014 To meet the demand for electricity and improved reliability, BC Hydro will be making upgrades to the electrical system along the west side of Lougheed Highway – between Orchid Drive and Sage Place. Crews will be working in the southbound curb lane from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. Construction may result in temporary traffic delays. Single-lane traffic will be required through the 200 metre construction zone, so please adhere to all traffic control personnel. BC Hydro recognizes the inconvenience this work may cause and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We will strive to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible. If you have any questions or would like more information about this project, please contact BC Hydro at 1 866 647 3334.
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WEDNESDAY APRIL 23 7:00 p.m. Get tips on protecting your home at our home insurance seminar at the BCAA Coquitlam Service Location. Plus, we’ll be giving away one FREE emergency preparedness kit*. RSVP to 604-268-5790 or email@example.com to reserve your seat today at BCAA Coquitlam, 2773 Barnet Highway. *Must be in attendance to win. One emergency preparedness kit per seminar will be drawn. Home insurance is sold through BCAA Insurance Agency and underwritten by BCAA Insurance Corporation.
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Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.
ERHF’s Golf Ball Drop, happening as part of the Charity Golf Classic on May 29 at the Swan-eSet golf course in Pitt Meadows. More than 5,000 numbered golf balls will get hoisted by a crane pro-
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There’s no better time than now to embrace your inner motorcyclist and have the time of your life. Alexandra Straub
Feel the rush of riding on two wheels If you have ever looked longingly After getting your “L” permit upon a motorcycle as it whizzed by, you might have been bitten There are two steps in acquiring by the bike bug and didn’t even your full motorcycle license. First, know it. you’ll have to pass the MotorIf you have always dreamed of cycle Skills Test portion of the getting on two wheels but didn’t process. Then you’ll have your full know how to go about it, you road test. I absolutely, have been bitten by the bike bug. Riding training If you are contemplating a perfect 100 percent without I absolutely, 100 per cent without time to do it, the answer is now! a doubt recommend a doubt recommend going to a With spring-like weather manigoing to a good professional school to learn how festing itself and more and more professional school to to ride. I’m not saying your bff motorcycles appearing on the who has selflessly volunteered to roads, it’s time to stop dreaming learn how to ride. teach you everything you need to and start doing. Alexandra Straub know about riding isn’t qualified But where do you start? How do or unfit for the task, but they you go about it and what steps do might not be a “teacher.” Sure you need to go through? they have the skills, but can they communicate Over the next few weeks, we will feature a effectively the points that you need to be safe? four-part series on motorcycling. It will cover If yes, then go for it. everything from schools, to gear to buying a But professional schools have professional teachbike and more. As I said, there’s no better time ers. They also know the ICBC system and will than now to embrace your inner motorcyclist teach you above and beyond what you’ll need to and have the time of your life. execute in order to start riding on your own. And Take the test more importantly, to be safe! In order to get your learner’s license in BC, you They will also help build your confidence and try will need to take the ICBC Motorcycle Knowlto help you eradicate bad habits that you may or edge Test. To attain the handbook that you’ll may not know you are forming. need to familiarize yourself with, you can either Granted, most courses aren’t cheap. But they’re download it from the ICBC website, or visit a worth it and so is your safety. Check out regional branch in person to pick up a hard copy. schools or save up to come to the Lower MainAfter you have studied it from cover-to-cover, land. I wouldn’t have done my license any other you’ll need to take and pass the test at an ICBC way. branch, which will then give you your L. Some schools to check out are: Pacific Riding Visit www.icbc.com and type in “motorcycle” School, V-Twin Motorcycle School, the Justice into the search bar. That is the easiest way to Institute of BC, High Gear Motorcycle Training get you to the pages you’ll need to work with. (private lessons) and more.
You don’t have to start on the road Many of the top road racers in the world didn’t start on the pavement. They started in the dirt. Why? Because it teaches you how to control a bike in less than ideal traction environments. Also, if you fall, it doesn’t hurt as much! You can certainly get your feet wet when it comes to learning clutch and brake control on a “softer” surface, too. Furthermore, you don’t need a learner’s permit if you are riding off road. When and if you want to transition to the street riding, you’ll need it for that. Check out Popkum Motor Park’s Lessons/Training (www.popkummotorpark.com) program for all ages, as well as the BC Off Road Motorcycle Association’s website (www.bcorma.ca) for upcoming MSF Dirt Bike Schools. Another perk to starting to build your bike confidence on the dirt, training programs aren’t as expensive. So, this is me, the little white angel on your shoulder whispering, “Go on, get on two wheels!” But remember, safety is paramount. Take the test, go to school and thank me later. firstname.lastname@example.org
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diesel might be worth it, but as it stands now the already capable and luxurious gasoline versions are less expensive and come with all the regular Grand Cherokee goodness. zack.spencer @drivewaybc.ca
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Crosstown crossover only The Nissan Rogue compact crossover has been substantially updated since its appearance in 2008. The current design is very similar to the Murano but on a smaller scale. It has a sleek profile and features a rolled back front grille, large moulded LED headlights and the roof rails combined with the rear spoiler give it a very sporty look. There are three trim levels, S, SV, and SL. The base S comes standard with 17inch steel wheels, EZ Flex seating system, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, full power accessories, keyless entry and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player and a USB connection for a cell phone. The SV model adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, power panoramic moon-roof, heated front seats and a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support. The SL trim level starts with the SV model’s standard equipment and adds 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, dual zone automatic temperature control,
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driver and passenger airbags with seat belt sensors, roof mounted curtain side-impact airbags. The vehicle is also equipped with 4-wheel ABS and traction control systems, rollover sensor, anti theft with immobilizer key systems. Vehicle speed sensitive electric power steering adjusts automatically to become easier at lower speed and firms up at higher speed. This vehicle gets you around town but the four-cylinder engine just doesn’t have enough power on the highway. I found myself constantly pushing the gas pedal to the floor just to keep up with traffic. Perhaps it is the CVT transmission but I would like to see a V6 option for this vehicle.
Interestingly, the windshield wipers are noteworthy but not for a good reason. It was raining one day during my test drive and as I stopped at a light I felt the car sway back and forth with the wipers, I quickly dismissed it for a big truck driving by but it was at every stop. I turned them on fully and the car rocked back and forth with every swipe. I have heard about soft suspension but really? If it is a small crossover vehicle you are looking for and like the feeling of sitting up higher than a car, try this one. Just don’t pack five full-size adults in there and try to tackle the steep terrain of the Coquihalla highway. ian.harwood @drivewaybc.ca
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Fortunately, he was in such a hurry that he didn’t make me do the transfer – so it was still in his name. No big deal. Bridging* was my friend. I just used his name and hoped my buyer would never ask me for ID. And I was right. The buyer smelled a bargain and took the bait like fish. He thought I was the fool! No lien check, no ID check. Just cash. I was home free, again. And the best part? When the bailiff came for the motorcycle, he didn’t even know my name.
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I guess you could say I was addicted. Only my drug of choice wasn’t coke or meth. No - it was the thrill of getting away with it all. And the easy cash, of course. Throwing the camper into that last deal was a great marketing idea. And, like last time, I decided to branch out again. There’s so much more than just cars! This time I decided to go with a motorcycle. I purchased it off the internet – I guess you could call it a curber-to-curber transaction. Oh, of course I knew every trick in the book by now. The seller gave me my old story and said that he was the real owner. Did I care? Not a chance. It was a nice Harley. And, it was a steal. I knew I could flip it for more. Why? Because I was a better marketer. But I needed to do it fast. And, I had to make sure I had a buyer that was naive enough not to do a lien check through carproof.com, or the province (bcregistryservices. gov.bc.ca). As usual, I put up a generic, one-line Craigslist ad. With a price like mine, I had a buyer within an hour. I made sure the Harley looked its best. I polished it until it sparkled and filled it with gas. Hey, what’s a few bucks? Then I ran into a small problem. I found out that my seller was the real owner. Wow. But he sold me a vehicle that was about to be repossessed.
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Earth Day Canada strives to make every day Earth day! It’s almost our favourite time of the year – Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22! Each year, we organize an April campaign to help educate and engage people of all ages and backgrounds to lessen their impact on the Earth. A great way to start is integrating easy environmental actions into your day-to-day life – those small changes add up to a larger cumulative impact over time. And not only are these changes good for the environment, they’re often good for your health and can even help you save money! Over the course of a busy week or month, it’s easy to lose track of our environmental efforts. So this year we’re asking you to join us, as we Make It Count for Earth Day! Learning about nature: We’re focusing on 4 action categories
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Green waste and garbage have been together for far too long. That’s why Coquitlam is introducing a new waste collection program to reduce the amount of garbage we send to landfills. We’re working to make your transition to the new system a smooth one. You’ll soon be receiving the standard size (240 litre) Green Cart and Garbage Cart. Looking for something larger or smaller? Please contact us and we’ll set you up.
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Coquitlam poised to host a Canadian ﬁrst Advanced facility to maximize recycling Beneﬁts of NextUse material recovery facility
Proposed NextUse Material Recovery and Recycling Facility in Coquitlam. COQUITLAM, BC - The City of Coquitlam has been chosen as the site of an advanced $30 million facility that will take recycling to the next level and reduce the need for a second waste incinerator, and avoidable impacts on taxes and air quality. While the proposed facility has the support of municipal elected oﬃcials, it awaits the go ahead from Metro Vancouver. If approved, NextUse could handle more than a quarter of Metro Vancouver’s garbage and drastically reduce the amount of waste that has to be buried in landﬁlls or burned in incinerators. While a Canadian ﬁrst, similar facilities have been operating successfully for years in California and other U.S. jurisdictions where air quality is a priority.
Technical equipment used to process the waste, extract and sort recyclables is advanced, eﬃcient and green. (San Jose, CA)
“It’s hard to believe but nearly half of the garbage now going to landﬁll or incineration is made up of valuable materials like food scraps, recyclable plastic, paper and metals,” said Russ Black, Vice-President of Corporate Development for NextUse Recycling, the company proposing to build and operate the plant. “This plant will allow us to ‘break open the garbage bag’ and recover and recycle more than half of what’s left in the garbage, boosting the regional recycling rate even higher. Because the plant is completely enclosed, nearby residents can breathe easy knowing there’ll be no negative impacts on the community.”
More jobs, less cost Black added that the project will create about 80 clean jobs and, unlike proposed incinerators, will be built with private capital and operated at no increased cost to taxpayers. “Material recovered at NextUse could be reused in the region for manufacturing new products from recycled material— spin-oﬀ beneﬁts that represent new opportunities for an expanding green economy in BC.”
Residents have spoken During public consultations for its regional plan, Metro Vancouver heard loud and clear from residents that their top priorities are reducing waste and maximizing material recovery and recycling. “This project will do both those things and is in line with our region’s commitment to diverting as much of our recyclables as possible out of the waste stream,” said Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. “This proposal brings advanced waste-separation technologies that will help the Tri-Cities and Metro Vancouver maintain leadership in waste diversion and recycling, while also providing economic beneﬁts to our region.” Oﬃcials say the facility, which would establish Coquitlam and BC as leaders in the advanced material recovery sector, could be up and running within two years of receiving licence approval from Metro Vancouver. The Metro Vancouver licencing process will include public notiﬁcation of the application which will be published in the local paper in the coming weeks. In the meantime, NextUse is inviting residents to contact the company directly with any questions or concerns. The company can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NextUse facility would be fully enclosed and employ innovative technologies. (Bristol, England)
• After source separation and sorting eﬀorts, NextUse represents one last screening of the “waste” to maximize the recovery of recyclables instead of burning or burying them • Reduces dependency on landﬁlls • Privately-funded, with no additional cost to taxpayers (versus an incinerator which would cost $500 million for construction alone, and require a signiﬁcant increase in taxes for residents and businesses) • Creates more local jobs and potential for spin-oﬀ economies in BC-based remanufacturing of recycled material • Zero emissions, clean and green • Innovative and ﬂexible, able to support ongoing progress towards zero waste. NextUse Recycling Ltd. is an aﬃliate of Belkorp Environmental Services Inc., a private BC company based in Vancouver with a long history in recycling, composting, safe disposal and environmental service businesses that span across the broad sector of waste management.
The NextUse facility will allow us to ‘break open the garbage bag’ and recover and recycle more than half of what is left in garbage after people have sorted recyclables themselves, boosting the regional recycling rate even higher.
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Body ~ Mind ~ Soul
A28 Friday, April 18, 2014, Tri-City News
Meditation is not a new trend as current practices draw from many ancient traditions. Meditation does not mean sitting still and thinking about nothing; rather, meditation is about quieting the mind chatter and being present. A daily meditation practice can allow the mind, body, and soul to connect on a higher level. Before starting your meditation practice, you need to create a comfortable environment.
The simple act of lighting a candle, burning essential oils or creating an uplifting space with items that represent peace can help. You don’t have to sit cross-legged as you can lay down or sit in a chair. The key is to be comfortable. The next step is to be mindful of your breathing. One popular method is to take a deep breath in through the nose. Hold that breath comfortably for as long as possible, then release that breath through your mouth. Gently allow yourself to fall into a natural pattern of breathing after a few deep breaths. Once your body is relaxed, draw your focus to your mind. Allow thoughts to come into your mind, then let them go out. You can visualize the thoughts as clouds, then watch them float way until you are left with a beautiful, sunny sky. Keep repeating the
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process until you feel the mind chatter has quietened and you feel you are in the present moment. Finally, connect to your soul by asking your higher-self questions and see what answers you receive. Answers can come in the form of symbolism or thoughts. Be open to receiving answers in any form. Creating a meditation practice is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Once the mind is in balance, the body and soul automatically come into alignment. – Sharron Basanti School of Gypsy Arts, Tarot & Teacup Readings at Reflection Books, 1111 Austin Ave., Coquitlam. Visit her website at meetup.com/gypsy-arts.
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The biggest weight-loss myth of the ’80s and ’90s is that fat makes you fat. We have been led to believe this for over 20 years now and I’m happy to say that the low-fat diet era is over and the benefits of healthy fats are taking centre stage! Our fear of eating fat, all fat, any fat has led to the majority of us being deficient in essential fatty acids (EFA). EFA are very important for fat metabolism, so being deficient in these good fats could be part of the reason losing weight is such a struggle. So what can we do to reverse this deficiency? An easy change we can make is to eat more cold-water fish such as wild salmon, mackerel and sardines. The trick to eating fat is to eat the right kind. Choose sources such as nuts and seeds, avocados, organic grassfed meats, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil. Don’t forget the leafy green veggies. Spinach, kale and even radish greens are also good sources. “Good” fats are not only good for you but also essential for health. The body utilizes dietary fat for energy, health of hair, skin and nails, and fat-soluble vitamin absorption. Every cell in your body uses fat, including your brain. Good fats promote health benefits such as protection against heart disease, cancer, and depression. Reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol also top the list of benefits. It doesn’t stop there, they are also essential for nerve activity, immune-system function and healthy cell membrane function for your heart, bones, and hormones. They’re great for your skin — especially if you’re prone to acne, dry skin or wondering where your “glow” went. Here’s my cheat sheet for fats good and bad: Saturated fats: These come from animal fat and tropical oils like coconut oil and palm oil. Not all saturated fat is bad. Coconut oil is good and so is butter from grass-fed cows and grass-fed meats. Monounsaturated fats: Olive oil, avocado and nuts and seeds — eat these! (In fact, studies have linked them to fat loss as well as several other major health benefits.) Polyunsaturated fats: Omega-3 from fish oils, salmon and trout, and omega-6 fats from vegetable oils. Wild Alaskan salmon,
sardines, mackerel and other cold-water fish. These are the good guys that have been shown to decrease inflammation and our big diseases of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Trans fats: These are the worst of the worst; they are primarily man-made products designed to prolong the shelf life of processed foods. These are hydrogenated vegetable oils found in many margarines and packaged foods, including cookies and chips. One of the first changes I made in my diet to turn my health around was to avoid all packaged food. This one rule alone went a long way in improving my health and it will with yours as well! By allowing yourself healthy fat — essential fatty acids — they will help curb your cravings for those unhealthy fats, increase your sense of fullness and improve your heart health, cancer risk and even diabetes. – Jennifer Lloyd is a Holistic Nutritionist and a Certified Health Coach with a practice in the Tri-Cities. She is passionate about living a life of health and vitality and inspiring her clients to take their own lives to the next level. Visit her website at www.eatforliving.ca.
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toning, and a deeper awareness of how you work and what you need to find a healthy balance in life. Most people in North America think yoga is what we call the postures and the classes we attend to move our bodies into those postures. However, yoga is so much more than this and bringing some yoga into your place of employment could change the entire culture of your workplace â€” into a happier and fun place to work! Yoga offers many physical and mental benefits, including: â€˘ improving focus, reducing stress levels and creating greater ease in movement; â€˘ combatting repetitive stress injuries or postural imbalances that occur from long periods of sitting at a desk/computer; â€˘ highlighting the importance of health within your company; â€˘ boosting employee morale; â€˘ promoting teamwork and staďŹ€ engagement with one another; â€˘ building relationships; â€˘ instilling playfulness in tense working environments. Each session focuses on movement, breathing and letting go of stress to recharge, relax and re-energize for the remainder of the day and work week. Whether you have a full class at lunch one to two times a week, a weekly 15- to 20-minute stretch, a corporate retreat, a full wellness program or for staff team building, make yoga and wellness a priority where you work. You will have better employee retention, better sales and productivity, fewer sick days and happier employees. â€“ Shannon Brundrett is a teacher and a lover of yoga. Having yoga as a daily practice has transformed Shannonâ€™s life. She loves the freedom it provides in her body, the clarity in her mind, and how it has allowed her to find peace and become grounded in her day-today life. You can connect with Shannon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website for more information about how you can make yoga a part of your life.
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mentally active throughout their lives have a much slower rate of decline in memory than those who arenâ€™t. In Soul: People find and identify with spirituality in many different ways. For some, it may be going to church while others find digging in the garden and feeling the soft earth between their fingers peaceful and reflective, and still others love to bask in the glow of their grandchildren. Maybe painting brought them contentment and joy. Itâ€™s a very individual thing. Either way, look to see how you can adapt these activities to meet their current needs. For example with painting, it could be about the process and not the end result. The smell of the paints, the choices of colour or working on a painting with others can bring joy. It doesnâ€™t have to be a Picasso â€” it is now about the journey and not about the destination. â€“ June Wells, Recreation Therapist and owner of Active Living Seniors. Visit Juneâ€™s website at www.activelivingseniors.com to learn more.
nutritionally balanced meal plan that will allow you to consume the necessary calories, macronutrients as well as micronutrients to help you look and feel your best. â€“ Shallah Panjwani is a registered dietitian and a member of the College of Dietitians of BC as well as Dietitians of Canada. She has over 25 years of experience working in Nutrition and Dietetics and has received training in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Shallah is also certified in the prevention and recovery of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating. Visit her website at www.aaanutrition.ca.
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Conducting an experiment at PortLiving’s Midtown By Kerry Vital
Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is rapidly becoming the hottest place to live, and developer PortLiving is capitalizing on that popularity with Midtown, a mixed-used low-rise development that will also offer commercial space on the street level. For the next three months, PortLiving is hosting the Midtown Experiment, where businesses can open a pop-up
shop for a week to gauge how popular they will be to local residents. “The Midtown Experiment is an incredibly positive way to bring life and vibrancy to this emerging area, and to experiment to better know the types of businesses that the community will welcome and frequent,” says Midtown Director of Living Robert Vrooman. “We know there will be a lot of demand from retail partners to occupy the space, but we feel it is just as important to listen to the needs of the community.”
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Midtown will be situated on Broadway between St. George Street and Carolina Street. The four-storey building will hold one- and two-bedroom condominium homes as well as two three-bedroom concrete townhomes. Among the beautiful features at Midtown will be private covered patios, oversized windows, engineered hardwood floors and elegant quartz countertops complemented by a glass tile backsplash in the kitchen. The bathrooms feature in-floor radiant electric heating and glass accent tiles in the bathtub and shower surrounds. Curb appeal is never in short supply at Midtown, with its brick-clad exterior and communal elevated courtyard, perfect for visiting with your neighbours. For more information about the residences at Midtown, visit www.livingmidtown.com. Information about the Midtown Experiment can be found at www.chinatownexperiment.com/midtownexp.
Among the gorgeous features at Lakewood’s The Heights are gourmet kitchens and oversized windows that let the natural light pour in. The Heights is just minutes from Morgan Crossing and several other amenities, making it the perfect place for families and couples alike.
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Life is extraordinary at The Heights, Lakewood’s townhome development in Surrey’s Grandview Heights that offers not only amazing homes but also a location that’s second-to-none. “The location is phenomenal,” says sales manager Ann Sonnenberg. “You’re a 10-minute walk from the Shops at Morgan Crossing, and there’s a brand-new elementary school two blocks from here.” The Grandview Heights neighbourhood also has leisure opportunities, plenty of restaurants and easy access to transit and major highways, making commuting easy. The Heights is located in a quiet section of the neighbourhood, making it perfect for families and couples alike. The 39 townhomes, ranging from 1,364 to 2,095 square feet, are available in a range of two- and three-bedroom floorplans. The exterior has plenty of curb appeal, with meticulously landscaped grounds and front doors with heritage-style raised panels and
glass. Some plans include a ground floor concrete patio and a double garage. Inside, nine-foot ceilings and oversized windows combine for a spacious feeling, while sleek laminate flooring on the main level is complemented by decorative crown moulding and designer lighting fixtures. Homeowners are able to choose between two colour schemes (Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Expresso), making it easier to put your own stamp on your space. The kitchen is fit for a gourmet with stainless-steel appliances, elegant quartz countertops and a ceramic tile backsplash. Pot lights in the kitchen and nook are a convenient touch that demonstrates Lakewood’s focus on the homeowner, and the custom-designed cabinetry with solid wood shaker-style doors lends more than a touch of style to the room. Most plans also feature a pantry in the kitchen for even more convenience. The bathrooms can easily be described as blissful, with shaker cabinets with solid maple doors, designer faucets and accessories, fullwidth mirrors, ceramic floor tiles and quartz countertops. The main bathroom holds a soaker tub surrounded by designer ceramic tile, while the ensuite features a shower with a semi-frameless glass enclosure and hisand-hers sinks (in most plans.) Many plans also include a main floor powder room with elegant laminate flooring.
Each home has a gas outlet for a barbecue, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and every yard is enclosed. For larger gatherings, homeowners will have access to an outdoor amenity space with a community garden. “Lakewood always builds quality homes,” says Sonnenberg. “Some are available to move in to tomorrow; we also have some Phase 2 homes that will be available between now and the end of June.” Homes at The Heights start at $359,900 for a two-bedroom-and-den home. For more information, visit www.theheightsliving.ca, call 778-545-8737 or visit the showhomes at 2845 and 2855 156th Street, Surrey, open daily except Friday between 12 and 5 p.m.
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BENEFIT #4: ACTIVE LIFESTYLE Hike the Trans Canada Trail, explore Golden Ears Park, or with plenty of golf courses nearby there’s a fairway with your name on it.
Three Grade 8 students at Port Coquitlam’s Citadel middle were named champions this month of the School District 43 Battle of the Books. Casper Yu, Tahir Nathani and Andrew Yun took the top prize in the Port Moody Public Library-sponsored annual event, which was held April 2 in the Inlet Theatre with 12 participating middle schools vying for the title.
A Port Moody trail got a new name this week to honour a Noons Creek hatchery volunteer and his late father. Bennie’s Trail recognizes the environmental work of Dave (pictured) and Doug Bennie, who spent countless hours with the Port Moody Ecological Society. Dave Bennie, Brian Wormald and other volunteers with TD Tree Days and the Evergreen Foundation recently spruced up the trail and surrounding hatchery area with about $2,000 worth of native trees and shrubs. The city plans to officially open the interpretive trail on May 3 at 11 a.m. during the Noons Creek fingerling festival.
Port Moody police constables Jenn Ohashi, Manj Kaila and Eric Ludeman were recognized this month for helping to get 80 drunk drivers off the road last year. The three officers were on the 2013 Alexa’s Team, named after four-year-old Alexa Middelaer who was killed by a drunk driver in 2008 in Ladner. Her family challenged police and the provincial government to reduce the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers by 35% by the end of 2013 — the year Alexa would have turned 10. In total, the 313 officers assigned to the 2013 Alexa Team decreased alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths by 52%. They also stopped 231 drug-impaired drivers.
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Leadership students from Port Coquitlam’s Hazel Trembath elementary recently wrapped up their annual Canucks Autism Network (CAN) jersey campaign. Over the past two years, the team has collected more than $700 for the cause. The school has a family with three autistic children — one of whom is a leadership student.
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Three youth were recognized this month by the Coquitlam Public Library for their designs in a card contest. Natalie Vance beat out more than 500 submissions for first place — and the $100 prize — while Janelle Feng took second place and Sophia Guan won the third spot. The new children’s library card will be available soon; the 10 shortlisted designs will be on display at the City Centre and Poirier branches this month.
A consulting firm last week won an accolade for its conceptual design of the Coquitlam UV Disinfection plant. Ausenco Engineering Canada took the prize at the the 25th annual Awards for Engineering Excellence gala in Vancouver. The facility was recently upgraded to meet new requirements by Health Canada for drinking water. The building is located in the Coquitlam watershed and is operated by Metro Vancouver. As well, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC-BC) handed the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Excellence to H5M for its onshore work on the Port Mann/Highway 1 improvement project, which runs through Coquitlam.
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An international national charity will get more than $2,000 from Port Coquitlam’s Ecole Maple Creek middle to help build schools in developing countries. Last week, the school added $850 to its Me To We Club efforts through a movie night fundraiser for Free The Children. School parent Allison Barton Youssef donated a big screen from Fresh Air Cinema and 50 meals from Triple O’s she had won in a contest.
ABOVE: Staff at the Vancity Maillardville branch helped to deposit $7,500 into a neighbourhood community centre this month. Place Maillardville got the money for its Vancity Job Club, a free program for teens to get employment skills as well as learn emergency First Aid. Run by Diane Morrison and supervised by Ashley Woollacott, the club is now accepting applications for this fall. BELOW: Popcorn sales at Rona in Coquitlam produced a $880 donation to the Crossroads Hospice Society this month. Pictured from left to right are store manager Bob Imai, Crossroads’ development and fundraising officer Anna Wilczewski and Robert Tanaka, society board chairperson.
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Express complete the sweep Coquitlam knocks off Vernon in Game 4 of the BCHL finals By Gary McKenna THe Tri-CiTy News
For the first time since returning to the Tri-Cities, the Coquitlam Express are Fred Page Cup champions. The BCHL club completed the sweep against the Vernon Vipers with a 4-3 win Tuesday night, punching their ticket to the Western Canada Cup with a back-and-forth affair that saw the lead change three times. Canon Pieper, who scored a crucial goal in the second period, said his team wanted to avoid going back to Vernon for Game 5. “We wanted to close it out at home,” he said. “I didn’t imagine it would go like that. It was a very tight series. We came from behind in every game.” Unlike the other three games in the BCHL finals, the Express started the match with an early lead. Jace Hennig scored three minutes into the first period, after burying a pass from line mate Cody Boyd, putting his team ahead 1-0 going into the first intermission. The lead was shortlived. Vernon’s Colton Sparrow tied things up 42 seconds into the middle frame before Canon was able to pot his second goal of the series to tie things up at two each. Vernon then jumped out in front with two quick goals from
While the BCHL season may be over, there is still more hockey to play for the Coquitlam Express. The club will take a couple of days off but will be back at it this weekend as they prepare for a trip to the Western Canada Cup in Dauphin, M a n . , b e t we e n April 25 and May 4. Teams from the Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan junior hockey leagues will be competing in the tournament for a chance to play in the RBC national championships in Vernon in May. Brendan Persley, both assisted by Colton Sparrow. The Express struggled to maintain their composure for the remainder of the second period and Pieper said the team was able to regroup during the second intermission. “We just talked about simplifying things and getting back to what made us successful,” he said.“I think in doing that it helped everybody relax a little bit.” Whatever was said in the Express locker room between the second and third period helped. The team came out firing on all cylinders in the third, with Canon’s brother Bo tying up the game two minutes into the final frame.
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The Coquitlam Express celebrated a victory Tuesday night after defeating the Vernon Vipers in Game 4 of the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals. The club is now gearing up for the Western Canada Cup in Manitoba later this month.
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The 1,510 fans at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex held their collective breath when, with six minutes left in the game, Coquitlam’s Marc Biega took a two-minute hooking penalty. Vernon came on strong with the man advantage but when Viper defenceman Riley Guenther bobbled the puck in front of his net, Express forward Adam Rockwood was there to capitalize. Rockwood picked up the rubber and neatly snuck it past Vernon netminder Austin Smith to take the go-ahead goal shorthanded. Vernon played hard in the final minutes, getting numerous chances, all stopped by Express goalie Gordie Defiel, who was stellar in the Coquitlam net. With 0.4 seconds left in the game it appeared the Vernon forward Sparrow had managed to score a goal but the referee waved it off because of a hand pass. When the final buzzer sounded, the Express were up 4-3. For some players, Tuesday night was the last chance to play in
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Coquitlam Express captain Ryan Rosenthal is handed the Fred Page Cup by BCHL commissioner John Grisdale after the team defeated the Vernon Vipers in Game 4 of the finals. front of Coquitlam hockey fans. Ryan Rosenthal, a New Jersey native who is heading to Northeastern University to play in the NCAA next year, said it was important for the team to finish up the series at home. “It was really big for the whole organization,” he said. “It was a really special win. That was our last game on that ice.” By Wednesday, the 20-year-old team captain said the victory had not quite sunk in yet. “I’m still in a bit of
shock,” he said. “It is the biggest trophy I have ever won.” Express coach Barry Wolff was also at a loss for words when asked to describe the victory. “It’s unreal,” he said. “You start the year hoping you have enough to get there. We had a bit of a late start. You wonder if you can get all the pieces together.” Wolff said his team will be taking a much-needed break from hockey for a few days before they start ramping up practices ahead of the Western
Canada Cup. “We need to recharge,” he said. “I gave them the day off. Gradually we will get back at it. We need to
recharge not just physically but mentally.” Despite vanquishing Vernon on Tuesday night, there is a chance the Express could face the Vipers again this year. If Coquitlam can manage to finish up the tournament in Manitoba in the top two spots, they would qualify for the nationals. Because the RBC Cup national tournament is held in Vernon this year, the Vipers qualify for a host berth. There is still a lot of hockey the Express need to play before the nationals, but Wolff acknowledged it would be an interesting turn of events if Coquitlam got to take on Vernon one more time this year. “We would love that,” he said.“We would love to get another chance to go back and play inVernon.”
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Req. F/T for a local Canadian family run company. Position involves assisting our customers w/ technical questions, solutions, and quotes. As well as, some shipping & general office duties. Knowledge of the building trade is an asset but not a requirement. Must have strong inter-personal skills & great working knowledge of customer relations. You will demonstrate an ability to learn quickly and be in good physical shape for lifting. Computer skills are necessary as you must be able to type and work in Word, Excel and Outlook. Excellent Compensation Commensurate w/ Experience.
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 8402 690-700 Blue Mountain St (even) 753-765 Cottonwood Ave (odd) 687-695 Easterbrooke St (odd) 752-936 Runneymede Ave 752-764 Smith Ave (even) 9118 1920-1991 Dorset Ave 3250-3488 Flint St (even) 1909-1987 Laurier Ave 3225-3589 Oxford St (odd) 1921-1943 Prairie Ave(odd) 1927-1945 Salisbury Ave 3424-3592 St Anne St 3351-3379 Wingrove Pl 6040 2-160 Shoreline Circ 9170 1717-1875 Dorset Ave 3326-3478 Oxford St 3339-3439 Wellington St 6071 90-149 April Rd 2-50 Bedingfield St 100-108 Roe Dr (even) 1-19 Symmes Bay 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.
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The following routes are now available to deliver the News in the TriCity area: 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 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 8623 2922-2941 Burton Crt 954-990 Crystal Crt
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PLUMBING & REPAIRS. H/W tank replacement Drain cleaning. Exc rates. Lic. 604-290-5387 hoth2o.ca
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✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $24.00 Per Metric Ton SMud - Dirt - Sod - ClayS $24.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 341
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 372
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
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505
Professional Property Management Services
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
Your Choice for Property Management (Since 1990)
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
TILES, REPAIR, RENOVATION visit www.mastercraftceramics.com or call 604-220-3867 for more details
Specializing in reasonably priced SMALL BREED puppies. 604300-1450. trugoalpuppies.com
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.
GARAGE SALES 1109 Barberry Place Port Moody Sat. April 19th & Sun. April 20th 9am - 4pm Garden & Household items.
P.Meadows - Solaris Towers Concrete Hi-rise 2Bd+den May1 6th ﬂr & top ﬂr $1385 & $1435. PoCo nice clean 2 Bd half duplex on Shaughnessy St. lrg yrd, 2 prk small cat ok, May 1st. $1050/mo
Call 604-464-7548 Visit our website for other rentals: www.proﬁle-properties.com COQUITLAM, 2 Bdm new suite close to Douglas College. No smoking, no pets, no young children. $1,200 plus 1/3 hydro. Includes gas/cable/internet. Contact: 778886-6097
Coquitlam Centre “Raphael Towers” 1 bdrm & den- $975 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL
PORT COQUITLAM; 2 Bdrm apts, $810 & $830/mo, and a 2 Bdrm T/H $885/mo. Quiet family complex, no pets, 604-464-0034
AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS
Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1 bedroom - Avail immed. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 778-355-1808, 604-469-9100,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 autocredit
AUTO FINANCING • Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
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.
SW8, 5ft. x 8ft. Black w/ wood flr.
ONLY USED 3 TIMES for catering events.
Port Moody: 3 bdrm, upper duplex, recent reno’d. Family nghd. Det garage. n/p, $1500/m. (604)936-1926
2009 WELLS CARGO TRAILER
.A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437
Bought brand new off lot. No accidents. Mint Cond. $3200obo. 604-488-9161 South Surrey
STORAGE Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
Family owned & operated for 40 yrs.
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
EAGLE ROOFING Tar & Gravel DAsphalt D Interlocking shingles DTorch-on Membrane D Laminated shingles All types of Roofing Repairs Free Estimates
MISC. FOR SALE
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899
625 FRIENDLY ROOFING LTD.
20 years experience
10% Discount Re-roof
Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
Chihuahua pups, playful, cuddly, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $475. 604-794-5844
Entlebucher pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. $900 each. 604-795-7662.
Maple Ridge rancher, 2bdr +den, lg lot, 19’x15’ wrkshop 220V, new furnace, $415K. 604-944-8100.
COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm mobile home at the Hideaway Park. Renovated. New w/d. Stove, h/w heater. Furnace, windows. Detached 8 x 8 garden shed. Small workshop. If you are looking for something longterm and affordable - this is it. Must be 55 +. N/P. $950/mo. (604)349-4235
W Design & Renovations W Decks W Fences W Stairs W Retaining walls W Railings Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.
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
Impeccably Clean! Heat SH/W S Prkg S Avail. Now
1 Bdrm. $795/mo 2 Bdrm. $925/mo. No pets ~ Ref’s req’d.
(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.
MUST LOVE DOGS!!! Fostering and adoption needed for medium - large dogs. Bring a loved one home today! Call 604.583.4237 http://homeatlastdogrescuebc.ca NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PITTBULL Puppies - Purebred. Born March 7th. Great bloodlines. $750-$1500. Call 604-761-6575.
Fishing, hiking, hunting, quadding, snowmobiling or just relaxation. Great access within 3 hours of the lower mainland, 40 km from Princeton and steps to Osprey Lake. 2 years new this 3 bedroom, 2 bath open concept chalet has it all & more. Includes a guest cabin with a bedroom, living/sitting area, kitchen & bathroom. New detached garage for storing the toys. Call Adrienne (Royal Lepage Parkside Realty) at 250-809-6322 for a private viewing.
1 & 2 Bdrms available $790/mo & $890/mo
Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * *Large *Clean *Very Quiet Includes: Heat, Hot Water
and Hydro Near Shopping & Amenities. SENIOR’S DISCOUNT
604-463-2236 604-463-7450 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certiﬁed Crime Free Buildings PORT COQUITLAM
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
By: Michael A. Poznanski Barrister and Solicitor
COQUITLAM bright spac 1 Bdrm + den. Laundry. N/S, no dogs. May 1st. $675/mo. Call (604)937-3534.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS
COQUITLAM, Pipeline Rd. 1 & 2 bdrm Nr ament. $400 & $750 incl util N/P Suit 1 person 604 613-4458 COQUITLAM River Hts area. Lovely bright quiet g/lvl 1bdr view suite priv ent, lrg bath, laund. Avail now, ns/np. $750 incl utils. 604-944-1971
WW PLATEAU lge 1 bdrm garden lvl priv patio clean 5appls 1/3 util ns/np May1. $850. 604-862-1590
COQUITLAM, Pipeline Rd. 3/bdrm, 2/baths Nr schl, park & shops. $1385 + 1/2 util N/P (604)613-4458
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
1 bdrm suite ~ $775 2 bdrm suite ~ $925 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
Retired Chaplain couple looking for dependable Class C Motorhome for “travel with a purpose” 1(604)744-1741
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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
TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available *Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces
~PET FRIENDLY~ Available Immediately ~also apartments available~
MULTI POO miniature black brown apricot 4-5lbs Hypo allerg, exc family pet vet cert $1075. 604-341-1445
Parking + Onsite Manager
Mary Hill 1 bdrm updated g/l ste, priv yd, pet friendly, ldry NS $875 incl most utils. Steve 778-996-7173
Recreation Paradise Year Round!
LAB PUPPIES. Born Valentines Day. Chocolate, golden, black. 8 weeks. Only 5 sweeties left. $600. Norm 604-814-0706
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.
Year or semi-annual Rental Moorage
P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1000. 604-308-5665
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS
14179 Reichenback Rd
Public Access Launch Ramp Outdoor Storage for Boats, RV’s, Cars, Trucks & Trailers
MAPLE RIDGE Central newer 2 bdrm g/l ste, sep ent $900/mo incl utils. Ns/np. Immed (604)467-6756
CRIME FREE BUILDING
Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)
Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.
We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422
Golden Retriever pups, family farm raised, vet checked, shots, ready April 26. $700 Timbur6@telus.net, 604-845-7434, Rosedale
*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!
Pitt Meadows Marina
COQUITLAM. BRAND NEW bright 2 bdrm, 1000 s/f, 6 appls. Nr all amenities/bus stop. $1050 incl utils, cable, net, sec syst. 778-839-7090
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!
Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call (604) 931-2670
mikes hauling 604-516-9237
Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certified Arborist
New roof, re-roof, repair. Cedar shakes, shingle, torch on, tile, duroids.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
COQUITLAM. RENT or RENT TO OWN. 1 Bdrm resort style top floor view condo. Close to park, mall, college, lake, WCE. Clubhouse with gym & pool, elec f/p, w.i. closet, granite countertops, sec u/g pkng. May 15th. $995/mo. 778-285-9449.
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
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING Suter Brook – Port Moody, B.C.
Onni will be constructing a 9 storey ofÀce building with retail at grade located at 220 Brew Street. Onni received all necessary development approvals in March 2014. Since receiving approvals, we have had keen interest from various daycare groups to lease the space (17,855 ft²) on the second Áoor. Currently the zoning allows for a building with ground Áoor commercial space and Áoors 2-9 to be ofÀce space. Onni has submitted a Land Use Contract Amendment that would permit a daycare on the second Áoor. Date & Time: Thursday, April 24th, 2014 from 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Location: Aria 2 Amenity Room, Suter Brook Village 400 Capilano Road, Port Moody
Contact: Brendan Yee at email@example.com or 604-602-7711
Please join us at the scheduled open house listed above. Onni representatives will be onhand to answer any questions regarding the Land Use Contract Amendment.
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2014 Ford Fiesta S
2014 Ford Focus S
2014 Ford Fusion SE
13,739 $ 92
IT’S ALL HERE THIS APRIL AT METRO FORD NO-ONE BEATS A METRO DEAL ON NEW 2014 MODELS Hatchback, 100a package, 1.6L tiVCT PFI engine, sync media system – 14FI8726
sedan, 100a package, 2.0L I4 GDI engine, power locks, cd player – 14FO9446
200a package, 2.5L I4 engine, automatic transmission, power group – 14FN4838
15,199 $ 99
25,749 $ 180 $
*Price is net of all rebates, plus $499 documentation fee and applicable taxes. **biweekly payment is based on 84 month term @ .99% with $0 down on approved credit.”
2014 Ford Escape S
2014 F-150 XLT Supercab 300a 2014 F-150 XLT Supercrew package, 5.0L V8 FFV engine, 3.55 rear axle, power
100B package, 2.5L I4 engine, automatic transmission, 17” tires, power group – 14ES4889
300a package, 3.7L V6 FFV engine, 3.73 ratio limited slip, power group, bedlner – 14F12614
24,999 $ 164 $
*Price is net of all rebates, plus $499 documentation fee and applicable taxes. **biweekly payment is based on 84 month term @ 2.99% with $0 down on approved credit.
*Price is net of all rebates, plus $499 documentation fee and applicable taxes. **biweekly payment is based on 84 month term @ .99% with $0 down on approved credit.
group, bedliner – 14F15859
26,998 $ 176 $
32,998 $ 229
*Price is net of all rebates, plus $499 documentation fee and applicable taxes. **biweekly payment is based on 84 month term @ 2.49% with $0 down on approved credit.
*Price is net of all rebates, “Built Ford Tough” cash alternative, plus $499 documentation fee and applicable taxes. Add back $669.69 to the sale price if $1000 accessory offer is taken in lieu of cash.**biweekly payment is based on 96 month term @ 6% with $0 down on approved credit.
PER LITRE UP TO 2000 LITRES
WITH THE PURCHASE OR LEASE OF MOST NEW 2014 CARS, CUVs AND SUVs MAXIMUM LITRE LIMIT VARIES BY MODEL (UP TO 1,500L ON ESCAPE/FUSION)
“Price is net of all rebates, “Built Ford Tough” cash alternative, Ford Credit Customer Cash, plus $499 documentation fee and applicable taxes. Add back $669.69 to the sale price if $1000 accessory offer is taken in lieu of cash. Add back $1100 to the sale price if not financing through Ford Credit. **biweekly payment is based on a 96 month term @ 6% with $0 down on approved credit”.
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