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City addresses sign issue We want to help. That was the message from Port Moody city manager Gaetan Royer, who spoke Tuesday about the city’s stance on signage. Last month, representatives from the Coquitlam Farmers Market expressed concerns that city bylaws restrict them from putting up signs the day of their biweekly winter market. At the Feb. 8 meeting, Royer said he wanted to clear up confusion about signs for community groups and events. “I just wanted an opportunity to speak to an issue that’s been in the media recently as a result of conversations with various community groups,” Royer said. “There seems to be confusion about what’s allowed and what’s not allowed. I just want to encourage all groups to simply come and talk to us first.” Royer said Port Moody staff are prepared to work with individuals and groups about signs in the city. “They’re very friendly and helpful, and we are really wanting to help community groups get the word out for their events and their activities,” he said. “We want to help them do the right thing in a safe way in our community.” The city is also seeking feedback about the placement of sandwich board signs on city sidewalks and boulevards. Input will be considered for future amendments to the sign bylaw. Staff will host two drop-in information sessions to answer questions and gather feedback about signs in the city. The first session is Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon in the galleria at City Hall, located at 100 Newport Dr. The second session is Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the lounge at Kyle Centre at 125 Kyle St.

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Idea of needle exchange explored Stories by Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com The Fraser Health region has one of the largest populations of injection drug users in the province, yet distributes the second-lowest number of clean needles in B.C. According to data provided by Ann Livingston, a volunteer with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, about 14,000 to 16,000 people in the Fraser Health region inject drugs — the same number as in Vancouver Coastal. However, she said Fraser Health distributes few clean needles compared to other health authorities. Vancouver Coastal gives out three million needles per year, compared to only about 400,000 on the part of Fraser Health, according to a report by Livingston.

“Fraser Health has the lowest number of syringes given to injection drug users and the very highest rate of hepatitis C … They’re just not moving forward,” Livingston said. “There isn’t even a needle exchange in the Tri-Cities at all.” Livingston said a Lower Mainland strategy is needed, which could include harm reduction techniques like needle exchanges or injection sites. “If you do an injection site, you don’t even need a needle exchange because a lot of people don’t like them. And further to that, you could get really smart and give prescription drugs to people who are addicted to drugs,” she said. “Then you don’t have a black market. You don’t have gangs shooting each other. You don’t have jails full of people that cost huge amounts. “You can prevent HIV and hepatitis C among drug users. It’s been done elsewhere. All the science is in. We don’t need any more studies. We can implement

the harm reduction strategies and save ourselves millions of dollars and, of course, save all those people all that misery.” For Dave Portesi, public health director for Fraser Health, improvements need to be made. “We distribute the second-smallest number of clean needles in the province and yet have the largest population overall. So I can tell you from a Fraser Health leadership perspective in public health, we absolutely recognize that we need to increase the number of needle distribution partners. We need to get more needles out into the community to have a more effective harm reduction system,” Portesi said. “But we also recognize that we must engage other partners in this effort. We don’t want it to be just Fraser Health because we know other providers —

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Coquitlam wants connector John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com Sure, we’d like to get going on the Murray-Clarke Connector. And while you’re at it, throw in some money for the North Fraser Perimeter Road project as well — and don’t forget the Evergreen Line either. That was the message coming out of Coquitlam City Hall Monday, as council voted to send a message to the province and TransLink to free up funds for a number of transportation projects in the northeast sector. Part of council’s vote involved offering the city’s support to Port Moody by stressing the need for the connector project, which has been in the planning stages for two decades. “I’ll hug the first guy I see on the end of a shovel who will build anything in the northeast sector — so far I haven’t seen anything,” said Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the city’s land use committee. “I think ‘critical’ is the name of the game here. We’re so far past asking — Port Moody and New Westminster — and we’ve been asking for 10 years. I think enough is enough. That’s a long wait.” Intended to replace the Moody Street Overpass, the Murray-Clark Connector (MCC) is expected to cost in the range of $65 to $70 million. The project has been placed on TransLink’s

list of major road capital projects, but did not meet the criteria for inclusion in the regional transportation authority’s recent 2010 supplemental transportation and financial plan. To that end, Port Moody council passed a resolution in December opposing any further supplemental plans from TransLink that, outside of the Evergreen Line, do not include plans to build the connector. “At the staff level, we feel the Murray-Clarke Connector is needed,” said Bill Susak, Coquitlam’s manager of engineering and public works. Included in the letter being sent to TransLink and the province is an item put forward by Coun. Neal Nicholson that suggests “the absence of the Murray-Clarke Connector effectively reduces the benefits of many other significant investments by TransLink and municipalities throughout the Lower Mainland.” “If we don’t build the Murray-Clarke connector, or if TransLink doesn’t fund the MCC, than a lot of money that’s being spent on connecting roads, and other plans, doesn’t give us its full utility,” Nicholson said. And while on the topic of transit-related initiatives, council didn’t pass up the opportunity to press TransLink and the province to free up money for the North Fraser Perimeter Road (NFPR) and United Boulevard Extension (UBE) projects.

Slated to cost between $135 and $145 million, the projects have been approved for a $65-million federal grant, although a letter sent to the city in mid January by TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis suggested that the regional transportation authority can’t currently commit any capital funds towards either project. “From our perspective at the staff level, we think it’s critical also to pursue the United Boulevard extension, as it involves goods movement [and] it has a certain economic strategic profile for the region,” Susak said. “And the fact is, there [are] external funds that have been committed for United Boulevard, so we see an opportunity to be sure that we leverage those funds.” A staff report notes that the NFPR and UBE projects will provide a number of benefits to both Coquitlam and New Westminster: improved connectivity for goods movement and the mitigation of traffic congestion on Braid Street and the Bailey Bridge. “I fully agree with the council in Port Moody that the Murray-Clarke Connector is a high priority project, as is the North Fraser Perimeter Road,” Mayor Richard Stewart said, adding “I can’t imagine if Vancouver or Burnaby had a traffic bottleneck like either one of those, that it would be allowed to persist for as long as both of these have been allowed to persist.”

MP wants calls for transit plan Theresa McManus editorial@thenownews.com Canada is overdue for a national public transit strategy, says New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly. Donnelly has endorsed the National Public Transit Strategy Act, which would compel the federal government to work with all governments to maintain and expand pubic transit. Olivia Chow, an NDP MP in Ontario, introduced the private member’s bill. “For me, it’s relevant because it is really connected to the issue with the Evergreen Line,” Donnelly said. “Olivia’s bill is exactly what we need. We need an emphasis on a national transit strategy, including the funding that will go along with it.” According to Donnelly, the bill would also establish sustainable federal funding mechanisms and accountability measures to ensure that all governments work together to increase access to public transit. “We are the only G-8 nation that does not have a national public transit strategy,” he said. “That is pretty shocking in itself.”

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such as peer-to-peer providers, pharmacy based providers in needle distribution — they create border access to a community that’s often hard to reach.” Portesi said it’s difficult to measure the number of active drug users in a small geographic area like the Tri-Cities. “For Fraser Health, we have some pockets of high use such as the Whalley area, and certainly in Burnaby and New West and out in Chilliwack. For that reason, the needle exchange services we do have or needle distribution services we do have are based out of those areas,” he said. “But we certainly realize in an area such as the Tri-Cities, it’s very likely that they have active users. But folks who live in the Tri-Cities would have to travel to other communities to get needles. That’s where we need to bring in alternate providers to help us with this mission.” The best practice is to strive for a seven-daya-week needle distribution service that’s available through multiple sites, Portesi added. “I think we’re certainly in the planning stages to try to increase access. We’ve certainly recognized that there’s a problem. With the resources we have, we are getting needles out there, but we know we need to expand that access beyond what we have now. “We’re very interested in partnering with other organizations to distribute needles in the community, and we encourage any community-based organization that wants to promote health through effective harm reduction to contact [Fraser Health] to partner with us on this issue.” Fraser Health is trying to build support and start a dialogue at the community level about supporting harm reduction in a non-judgmental way, Portesi said.

“The fact is, handing out needles to people who are addicted to drugs and using drugs is also an effective way to engage them in a discussion around quitting and making healthier choices. It’s a critical discussion. If a community’s shut off to the idea, they’re also saying that we’re open to the idea of disease transmission and allowing that to happen in our community. “I certainly am a believer in that where there’s the highest need, that’s where you locate services. I think the services need to be accessible — if not in their town, it’s in the next town over. Ultimately any health service needs to be accessible to be effective. So if that means it should be in every town, then yes, it should be in every town.” But Hope for Freedom Society director Rob Thiessen does not want to see needle exchange services in the Tri-Cities — or anywhere else. “We, frankly, are philosophically opposed to any sort of needle exchange. Evidence suggests that it just simply increases needle use, and there are dirty needles on the streets and alleys and so on. You just have to check out the Downtown Eastside to see that,” Thiessen said. “What’s happened since the needle exchange was introduced in the Downtown Eastside, contrary to claims that it was going to reduce dirty needles in the Downtown Eastside, their dirty needles have actually gone up exponentially in that region.” Similar to other regions, heroin is the second most-used drug in the Tri-Cities, Thiessen said. “By far, the majority of drug of choice in the Tri-Cities region is crack. Heroin users aren’t nearly as many as people who use crack. It’s a small second compared to crack. Crack’s No. 1 pretty much everywhere.” Thiessen said the Hope for Freedom Society,

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Buckner,” Carr said. IHIT officers undertook a review of the twosblais@thenownews.com year-old case recently, when a number of tasks were identified for follow up. That gave them “significant advancements,” Carr said, which Homicide investigators are “pointing the have put them on the trail of people in other finger” at Coquitlam residents who attended communities. a New Year’s Eve party in the Fraser Valley “There’s people who have in 2008 to come forward with first-hand knowledge of the information. incident that have not been Just before midnight on Dec. forthcoming with police. It’s 31, 2008, Mission RCMP were our belief that some of those called to Laurel Avenue after live in Coquitlam, Maple Ridge someone reported seeing a body and Mission,” Carr said. “There lying in a driveway. was this whole band of people Payton Booker Buckner, 21, on the north side of the Fraser of Mission, was later identiwho were at this party and are fied as the deceased. Buckner not being forthcoming. Some also went by the first name of have been great, but some still Dexter. live in Coquitlam and Maple Police said they initially susRidge that aren’t being forthpected foul play, and were able coming. to trace Buckner’s whereabouts “I can point the finger at back to a nearby house party Coquitlam.” that night. The officer said individuals Integrated Homicide with information shouldn’t proInvestigation Team members took over the case, and Insp. Photo submitted tect others who were involved in a “crime as senseless as this, Dale Carr said a number of Payton Booker Buckner, and they should just come forpartygoers were identified and who also used the first ward.” interviewed in the time followname Dexter, was found “Holding on to information ing. about a homicide is a heavy He said investigators believe dead on New Year’s Eve 2008 in Mission. Police burden to carry. Now is the an altercation happened durbelieve Tri-Cities residents time to unburden yourself of ing the new year’s party, and have information about that information,” he added. through interviews, have this case. Anyone with information determined the fight wasn’t about Buckner’s death is asked Buckner’s fault. to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT “He was at the party, targeted by the group (4448). If you wish to remain anonymous, call responsible for his murder and we believe the 1-800-222-TIPS. altercation that happened was not initiated by

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which provides addiction recovery services, would not promote or partner in a needle-exchange initiative. “I’d like to see it stopped everywhere. We would do absolutely the opposite of promoting it. And anybody in the health department that thinks it’s a good idea is wrong,” he said. “The health departments in the province have gone for this … harm reduction model with respect to dealing with addictions. We just believe people can stop. We don’t believe that you need to give them new and different ways of continuing their addiction. “So our philosophy is way cheaper because we don’t have to spend money on legalizing drugs or giving out drugs, which is being proposed in the Downtown Eastside … In a time of restraint and every-

thing else, we can’t really afford it.” The Hope for Freedom Society offers a long-term recovery program that takes seven months to a year to complete, Thiessen said. “Why not just teach people to stop? We’ve successfully been doing it for almost 15 years. We’ve helped thousands and thousands of men and women stop, so it’s possible. It’s not easy.

“We believe that most people are medicating something. There’s not very many drug addicts out there who became drug addicts simply because they partied too much as young people. Most of them are medicating a hurt of some sort. So we help them dig that out, figure out what that is and then help them deal with it in a healthy fashion, rather than an unhealthy fashion.”

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Coun. Gerry Nuttall was the lone councillor to oppose the idea. “Everybody that I ever respond to, I tell them that I’m giving them my opinion and they’d have to go to council to get a full opinion,” Nuttall said. “I have no serious issues at all with identifying that it’s my opinion and putting that disclaimer in. My problem is that the mayor can presume to speak on behalf of council when that issue has not come before council.”

Mayor Joe Trasolini said the mayor is the spokesperson and has authority under the Community Charter to reflect the will of council. If an item has not been passed or endorsed by council, Trasolini said he does not have the authority to put it in a letter. “Many, many times when a letter needs to be answered … I seek the assistance of the city clerk’s office to clearly identify the position of the city and of council, to make sure that I don’t put coun-

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Garbage pickup ‘most inadequate’ Re: “Trash talk continues,” letters to the editor, Wednesday, Jan. 26. I and many of my neighbours fully support letter writers Tracy O’Toole, Mary Wenzel and Lynette Treacy. The garbage pickup in Port Coquitlam is most inadequate, and should be returned to garbage collection every week and alternate weeks for the green waste and recycling, all year long. To The I must commend the comments of Tracy O’Toole in the letter dated Jan. 26. I have worked in very technical and physical jobs for 50 years, and I believe I have served industry and the public well. However, I was never able to get a self-awarded salary. In regards to putting food scraps in with green waste, nobody knows what reaction food additives could have on growing mediums made from such a

mix. I, for one, will not be buying any compost bags made in Richmond. This also brings up the cost of having the green waste delivered to the contractor in question in Richmond. In addition to this, I resent the letters in the newpapers from Mayor Greg Moore and others, saying “the public must be educated on recycling, etc.” I also firmly disagree with the poliEditor cing of the public in regards to garbage pickup and what times we place our bins at the curbside. Since the garbage pickup changed, there have been double the bear sightings through the summer. Also, I have seen rats around our area and, in my mind, that is not acceptable. Eric Westwood Port Coquitlam

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his week, everyone has gotten at least a small chuckle out of the cat signed up as a BC Liberal member. If taken seriously, this feline voter could prompt promises of taxfree Fancy Feast from the top candidates. This kind of prank, or sabotage, is inevitable when the parties are in furious pre-election mode. The Liberals have sworn to sign up more than 35,000 new members during their race, roughly doubling the size of their party. The NDP has already closed its membership signups, but thousands of new members have no doubt jumped aboard. Still, these party members are but a fraction of the population of B.C. Yet between them, they’ll determine the next one or two premiers of our province. Many people have no inclination to become a member of a political party. They may be disinterested, or simply find neither party to be a good fit. Those of us who are members of neither party have a series of binary decisions facing us in the next few years. Is it worth it to vote at all? Do we vote based on our local candidates or on the promises of the party leaders? Do we vote Liberal or NDP? Major party or third-party alternative? But the choices of leaders, who can do so much to shape this province’s destiny, will be out of our hands. While political leaders urge us to vote, another way to be heard is to advocate for important issues. As the potential leaders crisscross the province, make your voice heard. Talk to friends, co-workers, fellow parents at your school, the members of your hockey team. Write letters to newspapers and MLAs. Start a petition. Donate to an advocacy group. Educate yourself. Voting, for either a party leader or an elected official, is just the visible tip of democracy. It’s supported, and dwarfed, by the work of hundreds of thousands of people of good conscience.

Perspective

Don’t understand today’s teens? Go online O a need to acquire more and to find different uses for ften called the “echo boomers,” our generathe things we already have. tion was born and raised alongside the techI find my peers are eager to soak up as much nology revolution. information as their young minds can handle, be This explains why we have often been characterit learning about the protests happening in Egypt, ized by prior generations as irresponsible and lazy Banksy’s recent graffiti or what dress Natalie teenagers who spend the majority of our time cruisPortman wore to the most recent awards show. ing the Internet and texting on our phones. This new quantity of information Though I find it is very easy to sit requires the development of a new skill in a rocking chair and complain about that allows one to sift through the tera“teenagers these days,” I also understand bytes of data and retain that which is where older generations are coming most relevant. This skill is the key to the from. After all, they are from a time creative process and productive genius where information flowed much slower. of today’s youth. The reality is that the pace of life has Not only do I find we are a more been increasing almost exponentially in the past 50 years. There is a growing My Generation informed generation, but I also find my contemporaries are experiencing number of connections between individSally Arang a new level of awareness for the Earth uals on this planet or in other words, we and our surroundings. In my school have an increasing number of “mutual alone, student-organized clubs such as friends.” the environmental club work together with the stuUnfortunately, this generalization about my gendent body to encourage going green not just in our eration still upsets me. While it is true that today we school, but around our community and way beyond. rely on technology more than ever, our use of the Students are not only active around our communresources available to us is not solely to Skype with ity, but around the world. They take part in initiaour friends. tives such as Schools for Schools, which pairs parPeople are finding ever-expanding uses for the ticipating schools in North America with schools in Internet, and my generation is at the forefront of this race. Humans have always had a thirst for know- Northern Uganda. In exchange for their part in the program, the Ugandan schools receive funds raised ledge and information; it is one of the cornerstones by their North American counterparts. of our species. However, the sheer volume of inforStudents use the Internet to spread the word, mation currently available at our fingertips creates

urging others to join their various causes. Gone are the days in which people spent hours writing and mailing out invitations for events. In a matter of minutes, one can easily gain a few hundred supporters by putting the word out on the net. The rapid speed at which information travels these days, coupled with the current rate of technological development, simply tantalizes my imagination with what new twist is waiting for us around the corner. My 70-year-old grandmother drew her drinking water from a well during her childhood and now she has her own Facebook profile online. What will the future create for my own grandchildren, and what kind of surprises does life hold in store for me? Finally, in true “won’t know until you try” fashion, I urge those who have resisted using the Net thus far to put aside their prejudices and judgments. Please, kindly grab the closest teenager, yank their IPod earphones out of their ears and ask them about the wonderful World Wide Web.

Sally Arang is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam.


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Computers, amazingly, don’t think or care work with these beasts a lot, you start to believe Just a moment. I’ll be right with you. that they think. They don’t. Computers are not AAARRRRRRGHHH!!!! smart. In fact, they are not even stupid. There. That’s better. They just are — sort of the way shovels just They may be monstrous spawn of the devil are. — probably conceived during one of the dark Or hammers. Or note pads. Or master’s darkest moments, in fact bulldozers. Or any tool. — but computers do not normally These days you can talk to comscare me. puters, and they seem to listen. I am not completely computerilliterate. I recognize the value of Bob Groeneveld They will repeat your words in print, or they will “obey” simple computers as tools. commands. Some talk back. A number of my friends someBut that still doesn’t make them smart. times actually come to me for advice when Or stupid. they’re having computer problems — that, And, I have to remind myself today, it doesn’t despite the fact that I don’t believe I’ve ever make them malicious, either. actually solved a real problem. I just seem to They just are. They have no emotions. have a knack for looking competent while smilThey have no more sense of what they are ing knowingly, and since they don’t know any doing for you than a hammer does. Nor do they more than I do, that air of confidence makes have any sense of what you are doing. That’s them feel like I’ve accomplished something. why they will do whatever you ask of them. I don’t feel terribly competent today. Even if your head feels like it’s full of sawThe problem is that, sometimes when you

My View

Get rid of recall legislation We should get rid of recall. It is very bad for our political system, a waste of time, a waste of money and an unproductive distraction for those representatives who govern our province. Think about it. To The When we, the voters, go to the polls to elect our representatives, we vote for the party that the candidates are standing for. Recalling the elected candidate is not fair to the party that we supported with our votes. In all fairness, even if an MLA is

recalled, their party should have the right to appoint a replacement MLA to serve the party until the next election. After all, it is not the party’s fault that one or two of their faithful may be deemed “unfit” by their constituents. Editor Let’s all get behind our party, get rid of this recall nonsense and carry on with the business of running the province as it should be run. By the party we elected. Alan MacKinnon Nanaimo

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dust because there’s a flu bug in there gnawing away at the inside of your skull, chewing up any stray thoughts that, on a better day, might attempt to escape into the real world. Computers don’t care about any of that stuff. They don’t care about you. They don’t care about anything. They just go right ahead and follow any thoughtless or impetuous command you order of them. Even if your command is downright stupid. Even if your command is to have them do something that you didn’t really mean for them to do. Something really dumb. Even a particularly dumb dog would look at you for a moment before refusing to do something really stupid. But computers obey unquestioningly. And they’re fast! You can wipe out a whole day’s work in just a few billionths of a second. Do you realize how short a few billionths of a second can be? And yet, even in that short space of time, your heart can skip an entire beat, and a blast of adrenaline can rush out past your elbows and right into your fingertips — signalling stupidity. Too late. That’s how fast they are. You can blame nebulous cosmic interference, or you can blame a flu bug or you can even (perhaps in a weak moment) blame yourself. But in the end, it is your own stupidity, not the computer’s. Computers aren’t smart. But they aren’t stupid. Emotionless, cold, calculating: they just are.

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Members of the Tri-Cities Amnesty International (AI) group will be at Coquitlam Centre today (Friday) to raise awareness about human rights with a focus on the issue of child labour, the plight of Iranian activists and Egyptian protesters. Since Jan. 25, when peaceful protests calling for political reform began in Egypt, violent clashes have left at least five people dead and thousands injured. According to an AI report, “while security forces failed to protect people in the streets, they turned their attention instead to a renewed crackdown on journalists and activists.” AI reports this isn’t the first time such intimidation tactics have been used, according to a press release from the TriCities group. Egyptian authorities have a history of orchestrating violence between protesters in order to disrupt and disperse protests. Meanwhile, Amnesty activist and Coquitlam resident Joy Silver says child labour continues to be an issue in many developing countries. “While Canadian children for the most part have time to play and are not rushed into growing up, for many thousands of children in other countries, play is an unknown concept,” Silver says. Children as young as five years old are pushed out to work and even sold as virtual slaves to industries looking for cheap labour. The children are denied education, and frequently suffer injuries and are denied access to healthcare. Look for the AI booth near London Drugs from noon to 9 p.m. You can sign petitions, become a member and, if you make a donation of at least $2, receive a chocolate bar and a chance to enter a draw for a gift basket. For info, call 604941-2606 or 604-464-7706.

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Const. George Amoako will be a guest speaker Saturday at a Black History Month symposium. “Even then, they’re still positive, have good hearts and are doing whatever they can to survive.” Amoako certainly hasn’t been idle in carving out his career. In addition to volunteering, he got a job in loss prevention, tracking down store thieves and notifying authorities when shoplifters were caught. And every chance he got, Amoako spent time talking with people in the policing field. “If you’re going to become a lawyer, why are you not hanging out with lawyers? Why are you not associating with lawyers? You have to find the people who motivate you, positive people who are going to help you get there,” he says. Amoako is excited to be talking to youth about the opportunities before them, and the chance to be a positive role model. For him, Black History Month is as much about the future as the past. “Obviously, someone who’s from the United States will have a completely different view of how society has changed. Being from Ghana, I haven’t experienced that much racism to say if it’s changed or not,” he says. “For me, it’s a month that I can sit back and say, ‘You know what, I’m thankful for the country I’m in right now, and also for the opportunity it’s given me. Irrespective of your colour, there’s still something for you.’” For symposium organizer Bernard Piprah, that’s a big part of the entire day. He says the event is modelled after programs the National Congress of Black Women used to put on in Ontario to mark Black History Month. He recalls celebrating the month in Central Canada each year with activities designed for youth

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Members of the Coquitlam Express dropped by Bramblewood Elementary Wednesday to visit kids in Brenda Miyanaga and Marie Primavera’s Grade 3 class, who won The NOW’s Pennies for Presents challenge by donating $223.10 to help SHARE buy Christmas gifts for Tri-Cities kids who would otherwise go without. The kids enjoyed a floor hockey game with the players, as well as a pizza lunch courtesy of Jessie Basra’s Little Caesars Pizza, Eagle Ridge. The Pennies for Presents campaign raised a total of $21,062.27, breaking the previous record of $18,053.57 by a full $3,000. Watch for the campaign to resume in November.

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Coquitlam Express captain Garrick Perry, left, walks with student William Pan at Bramblewood Elementary. The junior A hockey team dropped by the school Wednesday to spend time with the Grade 3 class that won The NOW’s Pennies for Presents fundraising challenge. Floor hockey was part of the fun, as Kiyan Schmeider and Andy Nguyen, above, took shots on Cody Castro.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11

Dogwood Garden Club hosts Ray Beckhurst Centennial Secondary presents the musical for a presentation on hellebores at 7 p.m. in Suessical at 7:30 p.m. at the school. Tickets the Centennial Room of Dogwood Pavilion, 624 are $10 for students and seniors and $15 for Poirier St., Coquitlam. general admission at the door. PoCo Garden Club meets Coquitlam Public Library presat 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United ents financial advisor James Leung Church, 2211 Prairie Ave. Elke for a program called Making Sense events@thenownews.com Knechtel, owner of Red Barn of Retirement from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Plants, will discuss versatile at the City Centre Branch, 3001 vegetables. Guests welcome. Burlington Dr. Leung will talk Information: Marion at 604-941about choices for savings and 9261. investments for retirement. Program is free, Alzheimer Society of B.C. kicks off a fambut registration is required. Info: 604-937ily caregiver series form 9 to 11 a.m. at Glen 4155. Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt. Participants Place Maillardville continues its Baby’s will learn about dementia, coping strategies First Year series with a special workshop and early planning. Sessions run March 1, 15 — a Valentine’s spa day for new moms, with and 29. Seats are limited so registration is services provided by Gleneagle Secondary’s required. Information: 604-298-0780 or dlehairdressing program. Sessions run from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave. Info: 604-933- clair@alzheimerbc.org. Coquitlam Public Library presents a work6146. shop for the francophone community on finanSATURDAY, FEB. 12 cial literacy from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the City Société francophone de Maillardville hosts Centre Branch, 3001 Burlington Dr. Seats are the Ethan Olliver Quartet for Maillardville Jazz limited and registration is required. A diabetes and Blues Night at 8 p.m. in the Lenore Peyton prevention workshop will also be held from 7 Salon at Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Ave., to 8:30 p.m. Information: 604-408-7274. Coquitlam. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 Baker’s Corner Preschool holds its annual at the door. Information: 604-515-7070. open house from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 885 Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Children and parents meets at 10:15 a.m. in the boardroom of the welcome. Information: 604-461-5848 or www. Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier St. All welcome. bakerscornerpreschool.com. Information: 604-937-4130. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16 Friends of Leigh Square Society host an opening reception for Roots, a celebration of Port Moody Ecological Society holds the International Year of the Forest, from 2 to its annual general meeting at 6:30 p.m. in 4 p.m. at Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo. Multipurpose Room 2 of the Port Moody Project will involve creating a community forRecreation Centre, 300 Ioco Rd. University est with artist trading cards. Admission is free of B.C.’s Andrew Trites will discuss the blue and all welcome. Information: www.portcowhale skeleton his team assembled for the UBC quitlam.ca/arts. Biodiversity Museum. Information: 604-937Shelly’s Angels Society marks Eating 3483 or www.noonscreek.org. Disorder Awareness Week with a musical SHARE alcohol and drug program staff performance by Christina Alconcel and docucontinue the education series with a discussion mentary screening of No Numbers from 1 to on learning how to cope with stress from 7 to 4 p.m. at the Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier St., 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Coquitlam. Admission is by donation. Info: Program is free. Information: 604-936-3900. www.shelleysangels.org. Coquitlam Gogos meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the First Port Coquitlam Scouts holds a bottle third Wednesday of every month at Parkwood drive fundraiser at Kilmer Elementary, from 9 Manor, 1142 Dufferin St. in Coquitlam. Gogos a.m. to 2 p.m. For assured pickup in the Mary raise awareness and money for African grandHill area, call 604-970-2579 and leave your mothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS. phone number and address. New members welcome. Information: coquitSchool District 43 and its Confucius lamgogos@gmail.com or Pam at 604-469-0265. Classroom program celebrates Chinese new Recovery International meets weekly at 7:30 year from noon to 4 p.m. at Winslow Centre, p.m. at the Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre, 1100 Winslow Ave. in Coquitlam. Admission is 2232 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam. The self-help free. Info: 604-716-5118 www.internationaled. peer-to-peer support group meets to help those com/confucius. struggling with stress, fear, anger, depres-

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Coquitlam Foundation offers Bursaries, Scholarships, & Grants invest. enrich. inspire. Since 1992, visionary donors have built the Coquitlam Foundation into a growing endowment that helps local individuals and non-profit organizations meet community needs. Each year, the earnings on these endowment funds are reinvested into the community, with upwards of $50,000 being distributed to community groups and students. BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS Each year the Foundation distributes bursaries and scholarships to students who are residents of Coquitlam and who are enrolling in post-secondary studies. Please see our website for detailed information and an application form: www.coquitlamfoundation.com GRANTS The Coquitlam Foundation invests and builds community funds which were given by residents to support specific purposes. Grants are available to registered charities or those partnering with a registered charity for the purposes of this request. For 2011, grant monies are available for the following: • • • •

Arts and Culture (grants up to $3500) Education and Literacy (grants up to $1000) Health and Wellness (grant up to $2000) Heritage and Historical or Conservation initiatives (grants range up to $2000).

Deadline for applications is 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 24, 2011. Please visit our website for details & forms. Electronic submissions are encouraged. www.coquitlamfoundation.com For more information on this or any of the above, please contact the foundation: info@coquitlamfoundation.com or leave a message at 604-468-9598 The Coquitlam Foundation is a registered charity and tax receipts are provided for donations.

sion, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. Information: Phyllis at 604-931-5945.

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Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce holds an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1209 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Tours will be available and prospective members can meet the staff and board of directors, in addition to learning about the benefits of membership. Information: 604-464-2716 or www.tricitieschamber.com. Community Volunteer Services for Seniors holds a five-week Tri-Cities Caregivers Connections program to support those providing support to a person 40 or older who feels overwhelmed. Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Association meets at 7 p.m. in Victoria Hall, at the corner of Victoria Drive and Soball Avenue. Coquitlam city planner Andrew Young will discuss the Partington Creek neighbourhood plan. Information: 604-941-2462. Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society meets at 1 p.m. in the Gathering Place

of Leigh Square. Bryan Ness will discuss the history behind PoCo parks. Information: Pippa at 604-927-7611 or www.pocomuseum.org. Morningside Toastmasters meets from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030.

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Place des Arts hosts a Day of the Arts featuring crafts and entertainment on the theme of stormy weather from 8:45 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Classes are designed for children in kindergarten to Grade 5. Registration required. Info: www.placedesarts.ca or 604-664-1636. Place Maillardville continues its Baby’s First Year series with a workshop on child safety with community police staff member Jennifer Goodings. Sessions run from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave. Info: 604-933-6146. Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 weekly social bingo at 1 p.m. in the Mike Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion. There are 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25.

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Prenatal storytime at library Remember all those stories, rhymes and songs you loved as a child? The Terry Fox Library is hosting its first-ever prenatal storytime. Connect with others and experience the fun of learning a selection of the best rhymes, songs and stories to use in play with new babies. Research shows there is a connection between baby brain development and the role of books, the sound of nursery rhymes and the power of songs, according to a press release from the library. The growth that occurs in the baby’s brain in the first three years of life is greater than at any other time in human development. Furthermore, parents play a vital role in their child’s development when they read and play with their babies. The storytime sessions will include presentations on preand post-natal information from representatives of the health community. This program runs on Saturdays in February and March. Contact the Terry Fox Library at 604-927-7999 for details. The library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo.

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A good day to be an Adanac A Minto Cup is such a coveted item that even senior A teams were stumbling over each other to get some of that championship vibe at Tuesday’s Western Lacrosse Association junior draft. Coquitlam junior Adanac captain Matt Beers was chosen first overall by the Burnaby Lakers, and saw three of his teammates join him in the opening round. When the smoke cleared, the graduating members of the 2010 Minto champions were dispersed throughout the Lower Mainland chapter of the WLA. “It was a real nice honour, not much more to say than that,” said Beers about going No. 1 overall. “I was a little anxious coming into it, not knowing who I was going to, but it’s a real nice honour to be selected first overall.” Taken second overall by Langley was late season addition Brodie MacDonald, who backed up Dan Lewis during the Minto run. With the fourth choice, Maple Ridge tapped another junior Adanac netminder, Chris Seidel. “I’m speechless. I wasn’t expecting at all to go that high but I think it’s going to be a real good fit and I’m really excited to earn my spot on the team,” said Seidel, who, like Beers, is a member of the National Lacrosse League’s defending champion Washington Stealth. The Burrards would add two more Adanac products in the second round, taking sniper Riley Loewen and defender Garrett McIntosh. With the fifth pick overall, the Coquitlam senior Adanacs kept the run on junior Adanacs going by selecting six-foot-two, 215-pound transition player Robbie Campbell. Campbell, who was acquired midway through the season from Delta, was tasked with a lot of detailed defensive work by Coquitlam coach Curt Malawsky. Senior Adanac general manager Les Wingrove said Campbell’s performance over the final two months with the juniors, along with his track record as a two-way player, made him the best fit for the team. “I think Campbell is the kind of guy you can almost build a team around, he’s one of those heart and  CONT. ON PAGE 29, see SENIOR...

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Spring training a fresh start for Tosoni Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com The two Canadians take their cuts virtually side-by-side, swinging the lumber in preparation of baseball’s spring training. Their paths are one and the same, doing their rehab exercises, hitting the batting cage, even catching a hockey game together — the pair share a lot of common bonds. Another shared experience — season-ending injuries suffered last summer — is something they are working to put behind them. As Port Coquitlam’s Rene Tosoni gears up for the official start of spring training next week in Florida, he’s found a great inspiration and rehab sidekick in 2006 American League MVP Justin Morneau. They will eventually head in different directions at some point of the Minnesota Twins spring camp, but right now Tosoni is glad to have good company to work with. “I wake up every morning and go to the gym, same as Justin, and we do our full-day workout, beginning at 8 a.m.,” Tosoni told The NOW from Arizona. “We do our workouts and then hit the [batting] cage.” Frame of mind is a huge part of the recovery and rehab process. Tosoni’s get-it-done work ethic and skill level were rewarded in November when the Twins put him on their 40-man roster — a list that protected him from being exposed in the Rule 5 draft. It also demonstrated some serious expectations for the young slugger. “It kind of came out of the blue,” he noted. “I kind of talked myself out of thinking about it after (the injury), I didn’t think it would happen because I’d only played half the season… I heard about it before the team even told me. I didn’t get a call but I saw it on the website and ended up calling the GM to see if it was a mistake.” Being listed among the club’s best prospects and major leaguers also helped give his rehab a boost. Rehab is a routine that gets monotonous in the winter, but, like Morneau, Tosoni has important hurdles to clear as he gears up for spring training. Getting into the batting cage is actually a major sign in their separate recoveries. Morneau, the New Westminsterborn first baseman who’s coming off a midseason concussion, is expected to anchor Minnesota’s lineup and be that $14-million cleanup bat. The 24-year-old Tosoni, meanwhile,

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WRITE IT DOWN: Port Coquitlam’s Rene Tosoni, shown signing autographs last year in Double-A, is eager for Spring Training to start. The Minnesota Twins outfield prospect was recently added to the club’s 40man roster despite shoulder surgery that cut short his 2010 season. is eager to get back to Double-A, where his star was shining brightly before a nagging shoulder injury put the brakes to it all last June. As one of the Twins’ better outfield prospects, the former Coquitlam Red has been down this rehab road before — he knows the drills. His diamond dream now involves just getting back into real games and demonstrating the same powerstroke and solid defensive skills that put him on Baseball America’s top-15 Twins prospects list a year ago. “I just want to stay healthy and get my shoulder in good shape and be able to play every game. It’s so tough to stay healthy.” This off-season has been anything but typical. With recovery giving way to rehabbing, Tosoni took the time to tie the knot with fellow Terry Fox

alumna Whitney Jenner last month. That celebration has carried over to the anticipation of spring and getting back on the diamond. After a stand-out 2009, where the former junior national team member raked in his first stint in Double-A and posted a .271 batting average over 122 games, the expectations rose from both Tosoni and the Twins. As someone who was drafted in the 36th round of baseball’s 2005 amateur draft, Tosoni has already bucked the odds by reaching the minor pro upper levels with all-star honours. In 2008 he was named to the Florida league all-star game, only to miss out due to a broken foot. A year later, the Toronto-born slugger’s stellar Double-A debut led to a spot at the All-Star Futures Game, a part of MLB’s all-star week. Under

that media spotlight, the soft-spoken Canadian proceeded to deliver a pinchhit go-ahead double and earn the game’s MVP award. It capped a season where the lefthanded hitter displayed more pop than previously, launching 15 homers. That power-burst coincided with a rise in his stock, and saw him mentioned in the same breath as the Twins top draft picks. Last spring he felt some soreness in his shoulder that an MRI revealed to be a minor tear. While he continued to play for the Rock Cats, he was limited to designated hitter duties. “I’ve never been that (DH) guy before, I have always been on the field, and I love that part of the game. If I make a great play and a diving catch  CONT. ON PAGE 30, see OUTFIELDER...

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undefeated, taking the league crown with a 1-0 victory over North Coquitlam. Edi Nyigowo’s second-half tally stood up as the difference, earning the club its ninth win. J.J. Vieira and Matthew Krivak shared the shutout, while Brendin Vollman turned in an inspiring performance. Setting a steady tone on defence was Michael Celio. As it has been all season long, the victory — which saw the team end up 9-3-0, with 30 of a possible 36 points —

didn’t hinge on any one player, but was pulled off because the team pulled together. • A pair of goals by Jessica Appelbaum sparked the u-16 silver A girls Panthers to a

soul kind of a guy,” said Wingrove. “He’s a lot like a Matt Beers who went first overall, who does everything. He scored three times and set up five others in six league games, but in 2008 showed more of his offensive skills with Delta, tallying 19 times and setting up 21 others in 16 contests. Size up front, along with a skilled righthanded stick, was what the WLA Adanacs had in mind with their first two picks. In the second round with the 12th choice overall, Coquitlam claimed former PoCo Saint Trevor Evans. In 21 games between PoCo and Delta, the righthander netted 31 goals and drew 34 assists to finish 10th in league scoring. With the likelihood that scoring star Jason Wulder would stick to his retirement decision come May, Wingrove said the offensive need was biggest on the rightside. “I think our two main needs were offensive

right and defenders. We got the offensive right in Evans and the defenders, well, three of our top four were defenders.” Delta’s Tyler Gohringer, a six-foot-one defender, was the club’s third-round pick, followed by PoCo’s Jesse Rougeau. The senior A’s rounded out a full draft selection with Brent Laurita, Kevin Chelczynski, Graham Chandler, Wayne Smythies, Keegan Scharnberg, Brandon Bordignon and Keifer Baker. The Coquitlam juniors continued to be called throughout the night. Lewis led off the third round, with Burnaby claiming the Minto Cup standout goalie, while Langley picked Nic Bilic next. Other junior Adanacs drafted were Garrett Stickler, Simon Giovametakis, Jon Thomson, Chelczynski and Smythies. Other junior Saints selected were Darcy Cummings, Mike Lowe, Richard Cambrey, James Dunbar, Matt Hardman, Curtis Sim, Joe Laleune, Scharnberg and Bordignon.

and Nicole Moul, stood its ground to limit the opposition to just one shot. With that save, Ashley Hayes collected her third shutout of the season.

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Royals ready to defend badminton title Tom Berridge sports@thenownews.com The Douglas College Royals are gunning for a sixth B.C. college team badminton title, and where better else to do it than at home. Beginning tomorrow (Feb. 12), the David Lam campus will be the place to be for the finest in B.C. college badminton. The Royals are the top-rated team in the nation. They can expect to be pushed by No. 5 Kwantlen Polytechnical University and No. 9 Thompson Rivers University. Two other BCCAA schools, Langara College and Vancouver Island University, are also ranked in the top 15. Capilano University is also slated to take part in the six-team tourney. “Two years ago we knew we were going to win four of five awards, we were seeded second, but won the provincials with a clean sweep,” Douglas head coach Al Mawani said. “This year, yeah, I’d say the men’s doubles is where the landmine is. Anything could happen.” Both Langara and Kwantlen line up as formidable opponents in men’s doubles. Douglas is all but assured of the women’s singles and doubles titles. Current Canadian college female badminton player of the month, RuiLin Huang, has yet to lose an individual match in three seasons at Douglas. Huang, who will contest

the women’s singles, is on a 36-game winning streak in provincial play, and has lost just once in team competition at the national level, giving her a record streak of more than 50 individual wins during her college career. Douglas’ doubles pairing of Melody Liang and Stephanie Ko are equally as tough to beat. Liang is hoping for a fifth straight national doubles title, while Ko has shared in the last three. Both Liang and Ko will graduate from Douglas at the end of the school year. Darren Hong, who teamed with Douglas grad Alvin Lau for a silver at the 2010 nationals, is targeting a return to the nationals in doubles, pairing with freshman Rey Wei. “I’m hoping Darren’s experience and four years of playing competitively on the national circuit brings a calmness to the team and leads us through,” Mawani said. Darren Cho will contest the B.C. mixed doubles division with teammate Amy Leung in a promising partnership. Leung is a former national silver medallist in mixed doubles. “This is where the fun is. It’s fun. It’s a challenge to get your team above the others,” Mawani added. The team event will run all day Saturday at the Lam campus in Coquitlam, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Douglas has been the dominant force at the B.C. college championships in recent years, winning the past

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you get to take that to your next at-bat and bring that adrenalin.” The pain continued to linger to the point where it became apparent that surgery was the best choice. The procedure occurred on June 22, and ever since he’s been working towards getting back on track. With the injury in his rear-

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NON-STOP SHUTTLE: Douglas College, which includes RuiLin Huang, above, is aiming for sixth straight B.C. badminton championship this weekend in Coquitlam. five provincial team banners. Individual round-robin events will go on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. It’s expected to wrap up around 3 p.m. The top two-seeded teams, Douglas and Kwantlen, will meet each other in all five disciplines at the end of the draw.

The winners of each singles and doubles events will earn an individual berth to the CCAA nationals at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, March 3 to 5. The provincial runner-up in each division will also advance to the nationals.

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The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Wolves are now second-best in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League men’s premier division. The Wolves battled West Van FC to a 1-1 draw, falling a point behind rival Surrey United. West Van took the lead at the 70-minute mark by cashing in a defensive turnover. Nearing the final 10 minutes, Coquitlam struck for the equalizer when Devin Phelan buried a shot from the edge of the penalty area. Falling short of the win, Metro-Ford received strong efforts from defenders Matthew Besuschko and Emilio Bottiglieri and forwards Ian Clarke and Russel Huggon. Coquitlam can reclaim first on Saturday in a crucial showdown with Surrey, 3 p.m. at Coquitlam Town Centre East.

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Trio grab grappling medals in Port Alberni meet

A couple of busloads of local wrestlers headed over to the prestigious Alberni Valley Invitational meet on the weekend, with the end result a trunkload of medals. Setting the tone were Terry Fox’s Michelyn Bell and Sarah Novicki, who prevailed in their respective juvenile girls divisions, while cadet boys’ Sasan Haghighat-Joo of Gleneagle triumphed in his division. Advancing to the finals and securing silver were Dr. Charles Best’s James Mortimer, Junichi Swope, Port Moody’s Kaeden Knatiw, Jennifer Sakelariou and Mariah Wong, Pinetree’s Derek Li and Kostya Levechuk, Gleneagle’s Logan Wong and Terry Fox’s Terryn Legge and Stafford Wilson Among the bronze medal winners were Best’s Rachel Allen, Fox’s Jack Brady, Kieren Milton, Dylan Nash and Kyle Sagmoen, Gleneagle’s Aarman Bondar and Dylan Sadat and Pinetree’s Connor Adair and Karly Adair. Here are more results: GIRLS, Juvenile – 1st Michelyn Bell, TF 110kg; Sarah Novicki, TF 57kg. 3rd Karly Adair, PI 51kg; Rachel

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Drivers

AMERICAN CARTAGE in desperate need of lease operators who have a valid PMV-TLS Port pass. We also need company truck drivers who have port experience. Class 1 Drivers only. Please call Gloria or Marilynne at 604-513-3681 to arrange interview with current abstract. DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1: Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using nondestructive testing. No Exp. Needed!! Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid license, High School Diploma or GED. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE

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Become a Registered Personal Trainer. Earn up to $70/hr. Government Financial Aid may be available. Hilltop 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education.

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VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com

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Hotel Restaurant

Taco Del Mar in Poco hiring F/T Night Shift Mgr. Must have high school dipl. and sev. yrs of exp. as food service manager. $14.90/hr E-resume: pocotdm@gmail.com

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Teachers/ Instructors

JUNIOR LAWYER

Boutique New Westminster Civil Litigation Law Firm is seeking for a Junior (1+ year call) Lawyer to join its busy family & civil litigation practice. Please forward CV to Karla Gonzalez at gonzalezlaw@shawbiz.ca or by fax at 604-525-0172. Salary is negotiable.

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JUNIOR CITIZENS CARE CENTRE

Coquitlam / Port Moody Hiring F/T & P/T • 15.35/Hour ❏ECE & Infant Toddler Educ. ❏French, Mandarin & Music Email resume: juniorcitizens@shaw.ca Or phone: 604-779-5437

Private Post-Secondary Institution in New West seeks experienced:

LPN’s, BSN/RN’s & NUC’s for part time Instructor Positions Please send resumes to: admin@chcabc.com or Fax: 604-540-8550

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All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Coquitlam Now will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

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Required by Hi-Mart in Port Coquitlam. Must have two to three years of experience + have completed and graduated from high school. Duties include cutting & trimming meats. $18.50/hour. Fax resume to: 604-942-3243

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required ( locating debtors in the USA). Must be good on the telephone & internet . Our Tracers earn $ 13.70 hr to start + bonus + benefits, Earn 35-50K/yr. No exp. Necessary. Will train suitable candidates. Email resume and cover letter to its.careers@skiptrace.com or call 604-484-6900 Detailed job info at www.skiptrace.com

1265 Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours.

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT Shop/Field Mechanics

High Prairie, Alberta. Journeyman/4th year Apprentice; Must have drivers license and provide own tools. Forward resume w/abstract to email@coxcontractors.net Fax 780.523.4394

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With 2+ years of experience. Foreman positions available. Top industry wages based on experience, medical, dental, overtime pay, RRSP matching with all positions. Email: bkranc@flynn.ca or Fax to: 604-531-4026

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LOGGING COMPANY looking for Owner Operator Logging Truck Contractors. Short log and long log for Mackenzie area. Fax 250-714-0525 or ben@bcland.com include references and capabilities.

FULL-TIME WELDER

Simpson Strong-Tie Canada Ltd. in Maple Ridge is currently hiring a full-time Welder. A minimum of 3 years of welding experience required. CWB Ticket would be an asset. Simpson offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Please fax resume to Attn: Human Resources 604-460-4780 or email to jmclean@strongtie.com MS Word format with Resume as a subject.

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Labourer 2 – Parks

(Temporary Full-Time Mid-March to October 2011)

Parks, Recreation and Culture is currently recruiting for self motivated, responsible team players to work in Labourer 2 positions for the above term assignment. Duties may include assisting in: cutting and maintaining lawns and grounds, power edging, line trimming, planting and maintaining perennial, annual and shrub beds, planting and pruning trees, maintaining trails and identifying invasive and non-native plants, and other associated unskilled and semi-skilled gardening tasks, under direct supervision. The Labourer 2 position requires vigorous work in all kinds of weather. Preferred candidates will have relevant work experience involving general parks maintenance, gardening, landscaping or other related work. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and thrive on working in a team setting. Courses in basic horticulture and the ability to operate related equipment are considered assets. A valid BC driver’s license, Driver’s Abstract and Criminal Record Search is required. This position involves a 40 hour work week and the salary is $24.92 per hour, plus a percentage in lieu of benefits. Please send a resume with a covering letter citing reference #N2011-100727 by 5:00 pm, Monday, February 14, 2011 to:

City of Coquitlam – Human Resources Division 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2. Phone: 604-927-3070 • Fax: 604-927-3075 email: careers@coquitlam.ca The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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George Derby Centre is a residential care facility located near the Burnaby/ New Westminster border. We provide complex care programs and services to 300 residents who are veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. For more information please visit our website at www.georgederbycentre.ca SPACE Working on a unit of 80 residents you will be responsible for providing BOOKING direction and supervision to LPNs and RCAs; assessing, planning, For: GEORGE DERBY CENTRE implementing and evaluating resident care and providing clinical support to Rep: DTJames LPNs. Current registration with CRNBC supplemented by 2 years relevant Ad#:some 1295453 exp. in complex care including supervisory experience is essential. Applicants must have a recent Criminal Record Check, negative TB Test, and flu shot (within the last year) Hours of work are generally 0700 – 1500 hrs Mon – Fri until approximately December 31. 2011. Please submit your resume to recruitment@georgederbycentre.ca and include “Team Leader” in the subject line. We thank you for your interest in this position; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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FREE CATALOGUE 1-800-353-7864 HALFORD’S butcher equipment and supplies, leather, beads, craft kits, animal control equipment + trapping supplies. Order from our new web store and get free shipping until August 31, 2011. www.halfordsmailorder.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

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5 PCE DINING ROOM SET, excellent condition, Pedi stool base w/ solid round glass top. $900. 778-580-5565 (New West)

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ALTO SAXOPHONE, Selmer, Mark VI Serial # 199XXX original lacquer, amazing tone, free blowing, all new pads, in excellent condition and highly cherished. $6300 OBO. 604 808 6223

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Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, PBFarm/Family, Rosedale, $600 Shots, March 1, 604-845-7434

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LAB PUPPIES Choc Black & yellows, males & females, view reg parents $550. 604-701-1587

FOOT CARE NURSE providing Foot care in your home. Services incls, Assesment, Treatment & Reccomendation. Veterans approved. Andrea 604-789-1796

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For Sale - Miscellaneous

★★★ 3 GRAD Dresses For Sale ! ★★★

Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2011? Only Worn ONE time. Will sacrifice @ 1/2 price from original price!! ■ Size Small: Blue dress: Paid $140, Asking $75 ■ Size 4: Red dress. Paid $550, Asking $275 ■ Size 6: Black dress: Paid $550. Asking $275 Call or email for photos and info at: 604-880-0288 mandi_babi@hotmail.com. Serious buyers only please!

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GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies. CKC registered German working line pups. Blk/tan or black. Taking reservations now! Ready to go Feb 28. For pedigree info, go to www.obedienceplus.com $1,000/each. Call 778-571-2990

ROTTWEILER BOXER Cross, 8 weeks old, $325 obo, 778-862-3568

CARPET RESTORATION/CLEANING Stain & Pet’s Odor Specialist Guaranteed Winter Special 15% OFF 604-536-7627 www.Emerald.ChemDry.ca

GORGEOUS GREAT Dane x Rotti/ Huski Pups ready mid Feb very healthy, $500-$600 1 604 537 1877

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SUNNY WINTER Specials At Florida’s Best Beach New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800-541-9621.

Cares! The Coquitlam Now has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

INCOME TAX returns: Delinquent or current. Small business or single. Starting at: $35 per return. 20 yrs experience. 604-420-1108

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SIBERIAN HUSKY Timberwolf pups, $900. 250-295-6280 dalenterry@gmail.com GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups healthy socialized. exc temp vet check deworm $575 604-819-8083

Metaphysical

*CONNECT WITH YOUR FUTURE* Learn from the past, Master the present! Call A True Psychic NOW! $3.19min 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 1-900-783-3800 Answers to all your questions!

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PAPILLON 2-3 mths, reg B. W. pups, champ parents 2nd shots, microchip $1100. 604-987-9516 PUREBRED LAB puppies. Born Dec.25,2010, chocolate, black, golden & blond. $600.- $700. 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed 604-308-4401 or 604-850-9690

Health Products & Services

STANDARD POODLE pups, CKC reg. brown, black & cream, Chwk. 604-823-2467 ..302-1761

Plants & Trees

CEDAR HEDGING $1.00/foot& up. Dug in ready, installation & delivery avail 604-795-1999. Now is the best time for planting!

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QUALIFIED CARING STAFF WARM NURTURING ENVIRONMENT 2, 3, 5 Day Program, AM & PM All Day Montessori - 9:10 am - 3:30 pm Full Montessori Program includes Language - Math - Science French - Music - and Much More!

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Legal/Public Notices

Notice to Mark Arsenault and Doreen Martin,

former tenants of 260 Chester Court, Coquitlam: Be advised the following possessions will be sold or disposed of after 30 days from today unless you claim your possessions, or establish a right to the possessions or make a dispute resolution or a Supreme Court application to establish such a right: Miscellaneous household and personal belongings including bedroom, dining room and living room furnishings, home electronics, appliances, clothing, bedroom linens, kitchenware, home decor items. This notice is being given in accordance with the Personal Property Security Act. Landlord: Steve Dorman Address: #205 1515 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 2S3

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE is hereby given that Credi¬tors and others having claims against the Estate of Clifford Gary Anderson, otherwise known as Clifford G. Anderson, C. Gary Anderson, Gary Anderson and C.G. Anderson, Deceased, who died on July 12, 2010, are hereby required to send them to the under¬signed c/o #205 2922 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 2P5, before March 9, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which it has notice. VANCOUVER CITY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION, Executor of the Estate of Clifford Gary Anderson, otherwise known as Clifford G. Anderson, C. Gary Anderson, Gary Anderson and C.G. Anderson

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#48-15020-66A AVE, SURREY Senior Strata Complex, 55 +, 2 BR Cottage, 2 bath, all new appls, completely reno’d, new roof, gardens, well kept storage, $195 maintenance per month, includes electric & heat, $260,000 obo. For more info call 604-572-0036

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Apartments & Condos

BBY-SOUTHPOINT/EDMOND AREA (Green complex by Adera), 2 br + 2 decks (1 lg deck on rooftop + 1 off br) $1600/mo, near new, 2 parking spots, near transit, schools & great parks 604941-2707

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612 CLARKE ROAD 1 Bdrms. $810 2 Bdrms. $1040

D/W, Heat/Water included, parking avail. No smoking, no pets. Exercise room onsite.

$250 Move-in bonus. Call for details. No security deposit to move in.

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SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. $877/mo. 604-524-4720 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, 2nd flr, big balc. $830/mo. Ns/np. Ref. 604-327-3576 or 604-562-5281

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MOVE-IN BONUS

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490

2 Bdrms from

1025

$

Heat/Water incl., parking avail. On cul-de-sac. Tennis courts, close to Lougheed Mall, bus/Skytrain.

1114 HOWIE ST. COQUITLAM

www.RiminiTownhomes.com

SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate Lrg 1 & 2 BR’s. Rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. 604-526-5584

Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

CYPRESS GARDENS

1-800-521-6657

1117 Ridgeway Ave. 2 Brs from $900 & 1 Br $800, incl heat hot water, cat ok, avail now, ns, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941

401 Westview St, Coq

544 SYDNEY PLACE COQUITLAM

1 bedrooms starting at $825

UG Parking, balconies. Close to Skytrain, near Gold Club, walk to mountain park. near Lougheed Mall.

RENTALS 604-931-3273 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

ARBOUR GREENE

Apt/Condos

BBY NORTH 1 BR, 1 ba, 3 appls, pool & gym, coin w/d, 1 prkg, 1 locker, nr Lougheed mall. $900. np/ns, Avail Mar 1. 604-299-7815

6508

Apt/Condos

COQ, 325 Casey. X-Lrg 1 BR, w/cbl, avail now. Pets & Child ok. Frm: $775. Quiet. 604-339-2316

BURQUITLAM APTS 561 Cottonwood Ave

Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Includes heat, hot water, u/g prkg, cls to bus stop, school, SFU, Lougheed Mall, Sorry N/P.

Office 604-773-6467

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907 2 BR, $925 February special $525

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST 310 - 8 St. Close to skytrain & bus. Lrg 1BR, w/lrg patio. $795 incls heat & storage locker. Cat OK with pet dep. Refs req’d. Call Res Mgr 604-395-5303 NEW WEST 508 - 8 St. Close to Westminster Mall & transit. BACH ste w/balcony, $655 incls heat & storage locker. Lrg 1 BR with balcony $795. Cat ok w/pet dep. Refs req. Res Mgr 604-521-1862

604 420-5636

EL PRESIDENTE

220 - 7th St, New West 1 BR apts from $720/mo. 2 BR, $850/mo. Includes heat & hot water, Big balconies. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604-519-1382 Managed by Colliers International

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.

CALL 604 715-7764

office: 604- 936-1225

1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261

1 BR $750, 3 BR $1100. No pets.

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

604 939-0944

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-848-5993

1300 King Albert, Coq

NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $730/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. New carpets. Near Skytrain. Great view! Avail March 1st. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

www.montecitotowers.com

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

KING ALBERT COURT

Cancer June 21-July 22: Mysteries continue, for one more week. Seek the truth beneath appearances. Dig deep. (Someone acts sweet but can’t or won’t do what they seem to promise. Applies all week.) Rest, plan and meditate Sunday. Visit a psychic, pastor or other counsellor. Your energy, charisma and effectiveness surge Monday/Tuesday. Monday holds refusals despite your luck, but you might vault over them. Tuesday favours you, especially in two areas: friendship, and depths. (So again, dig deep.) Chase money or a sensual bond Wednesday (good) and Thursday (goals might be elusive). Talk, travel Friday/ Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Relationships are accented, but don’t fall in love or propose this week. (Don’t worry – if such seems imminent, there’s still lots of time.) Wishes come true Sunday – happiness, friends, light romance and popularity paint your future with golden strokes! But retreat this night through Tuesday: you need a short but deep rest: seek quietude, plan, contemplate. You’ll spy the inner workings of love Tuesday. Your energy, charisma and effectiveness surge upward Wednesday/Thursday – strike early Wednesday, in legal, travel, intellectual areas. Chase and conserve money Friday/Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: This is your last week of work – Friday begins a month of fresh breezes, exciting meetings, new horizons and opportunities. (Opportunities are unusually important this winter/ spring – seizing them can change your life.) Until Friday afternoon, complete chores, especially the obligations that “show up” Wednesday/Thursday – if neglected they will weigh you down later, just when you should be rising. Earlier, chase practical and prestige goals Sunday – success accompanies the ambitious! Wishes, optimism and social joys mark Monday/Tuesday. All week, DON’T begin a new love.

99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

Heat, hot water, parking. Available now. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

Whitgift Gardens,

MONTECITO TOWERS Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

Large bright 1 BRS @ $785. Newly reno’d Incl heat, hot water & dw. 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

6508

COQ. 2 BR $900, 1 BR $800, Now/Mar 1, incls heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Travel, call during an active, friendly Sunday. But this night, settle into home – and there, through Monday/Tuesday, tackle some difficult questions around relationships, marriage and life’s opportunities. (Are there any left for you? Yes, many, but they’re all connected to ambition, career, until late 2012.) Tuesday’s better; a “secret” friend or stranger might help. Romance, creativity, pleasure and beauty whisk you to adventure midweek! (Don’t start a love relationship this week, though. It’s doomed long term.) Plunge into chores Friday/Saturday. Chase fun, friends, all week. Taurus April 20-May 20: The accent lies on ambition, career, dealings with VIPs, bosses and parents. Take a quiet, behind-the-scenes approach. Confidential discussions, private planning, quietly lining up allies, contacting/applying to government or institutions – all these contain a quiet but lucky “change.” Chase money or shop Sunday, but NOT for techie items. Monday (barriers) and Tuesday (success) bring errands, communications, paperwork, details. Midweek accents home, and a choice between ambition and relaxation. Romance calls Friday/ Saturday. All week, avoid over-exertion, physical and intellectual. Gemini May 21-June 20: DON’T fall in love, propose, or chase a new romance this week. You’ve started to achieve success in group and social situations – and this will continue for four months of solid, heart-warming growth. If you’re single, this might well yield a new love. But not this week. You shine Sunday: start new projects, ask favours, show your talents. Your intuition is superb, so just do, rather than over-think. Quit by suppertime. Money, purchases and possessions fill Monday (barriers, waste) and Tuesday (success – buy high-tech). Communicate, travel midweek. Home, rest Friday/Saturday.

6508

BBY, Lougheed Mall. 2 BR, f/p, in ste w/d, u/g prkg. N/p. $1050 + util. Avail Mar 1. 778-708-4352

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6508

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Other Areas BC

Downtown Nanaimo, B.C.

6505

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Friday, February 11, 2011

GARDEN VILLA

POCO, DOWNTOWN. Spacious 2 BR + den, 3rd flr. 1,250 sf. Gas f/p, 2 f/baths, h/wd floors, granite, S.S. applis, 2 u/g prkg. River view! $1550/mo. Immed. 604-945-7456 New Westminster

909 - 12th Street

Bright 2 BR ste. New carpets. Fridge, stove & W/D in building. Avail now or Feb 1. $950. Ns/np. Lease & excellent refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798 Bayside Property Services Ltd.

CALL 604 715-7764

BONSOR APTS

SKYLINE TOWERS

Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The romantic theme continues, but DO NOT begin a love affair or new relationship this week. Other themes, creativity, speculation, beauty, pleasure and teaching, are fine. Generally, you are (or your subconscious is) putting on the brakes a bit in all these areas, preparing for a subsequent surge. Sunday’s splendid – intellectual, travel, love and communication projects succeed. Exercise your ambitions Monday (dilemmas of choice) and Tuesday (success via creative effort). Social delights, flirtations, wish fulfillment arrive midweek! Retreat Friday/Saturday: plan the work that looms. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your “hibernation” period continues, so rest deeply – until Friday, when a month of romance, pleasure, speculation, risk and adventure starts! Neither make nor accept any partnership proposals this week (nor persuasive pitches for commitment of any kind). Sunday offers superb financial, investment, research, diagnostic and intimate opportunities. Sit down with a loved one for a deep, exploratory talk. Gentle wisdom enters Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious mid-week, especially first thing Wednesday morning. (Avoid selfdeception.) Friday/Saturday bring social delights and bright optimism! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: If a new wish or life goal comes to you this week, don’t invest a lot of faith in it; your destiny is very likely going to detour around this one. Sunday’s filled with opportunities (or opposition if you push others too hard) – exciting meetings or openings “synch” with your intuition. It’s a good time to answer “yes” on a whim. Life’s depths and mysteries rise to the surface Monday/Tuesday: DON’T invest, commit, nor seek intimacy Monday – Tuesday, these succeed. Gentle love, understanding, cultural stuff Wednesday/Thursday. Friday begins a month of domestic matters.

Contact Alex 604-999-9978 or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

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Feb. 13 - Feb. 19 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Continue to seek money, new clients, to buy and sell, until Friday.Your personality has grown more gracious and alluring the past week or so, and this helps you with ambitions this week. You’re slowly changing, and slowly but seriously climbing, carving out a new “position” this decade. Tackle chores Sunday – you accomplish much! Relationships contain opportunity and opposition Monday, but success and good feelings Tuesday. Finances, investigation, intimacy, lifestyle choices are blessed Wednesday, “iffy” Thursday. Wisdom, gentle love come Friday/ Saturday. A busy month begins. Aquarius Jan.20-Feb.18:Yourenergy,effectiveness and charisma continue at a peak...sexual magnetism drips from you too. (Hmm, not sure of that image.) You might attract amorous attention, but DON’T begin a love affair now (nor ever with anyone you first meet this week). Sunday’s romantic, creative, pleasurable and beautiful – you’ll win at games or love! Tackle chores Monday (results uncertain) and Tuesday (good results). Relationships, opportunities, exciting meetings fill Wednesday (lucky morning!) and Thursday (be diplomatic, not evasive). Friday’s financial, and begins a month of money efforts. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Continue to lie low, rest, contemplate and plan. Refresh your spirit. Friday begins a month of fresh energy, rising charisma and effectiveness – but rest until then. Sunday’s splendid at home or in nature – a great day to enhance your security, deal with family members, garden, etc. Romance, creativity and beauty touch you lightly Monday/Tuesday, but the best that comes from this is friendship. It’s not quite time, Pisces. Tackle chores and health concerns Wednesday/Thursday. Wednesday morning’s efforts can open a lucky career door. Exciting meetings, opportunities occur Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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RENTALS

6508

Apt/Condos

6540

Houses - Rent

POCO 2 BR, 2 baths, 5 appls, f/p, lam flrs, u/g prkg, ns/np, nr WC Express, $1025. 604-467-6912

BBY N, 4 BR , great hse, gd loc, lrg corner lot, nr schools/transit/ SFU, h/w heating, N/S. $2200. Avail Mar 1, Denis 604-838-4661

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768

SUNSET PARK

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ, Blue Mtn/ Como Lake. 3 BR, upper floor of house. Ns/np. 1.5 baths, big deck, 6 applis. $1450/mo + 2⁄3 util. 604-939-6077

2 BDRM Lrg Bsmt Suite - Central Coq $950, Bright, clean, avail March 1, Incl cable,heat,W/ D,grnd lvl entr & priv bckyrd, near Austin & Mariner, Rate based on dble occup, single negotiable, 604-788-5041

POCO 3 BR Rancher, 2 f/bath, w/d, big f/yard. $1350. By bus. Mar 1. Pets ok. 604-522-3100

5870 Sunset Street

Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM ★ Quiet park-like setting ★ Newly Reno’d ★ Heat/hot water incld 604-291-8197 www.sunsetparkapt.com

POCO, Lincoln Prk 1500sf, 3 BR 2 bath, w/in-law-ste, appls, all newly reno’d & hrdwd flrs, carport. $1900. Av Feb 15. 778-288-8168

BBY 2 BR grnd lvl in new house, $750 incls heat/hydro. NS/NP. Nr Canada Way/Imperial. Available Mar 1. 604-521-6658

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required

Co-ops

NORTH BURNABY Pine Ridge Housing Co-op has opened its wait list for 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouses, $913 & $1072 with a $2,800 & $3,300 share purchase. Located in quiet forest setting on Burnaby Mnt. Close to SFU, schools, transit & shopping. Enjoy the feel of country living within minutes of the city. Sorry, no subsidies available. Community involvement expected. Download our appl form @ www.pineridgeco-op.bc.ca or send SASE to: #89, 8763 Ash Grove Cres, Burnaby, BC V5A 4B8 Attn: Membership Ctte. Please forgive our construction mess. We are replacing our water mains.

6540

Rooms

1 BR, bsmt ste. W. MRidge. $750 incls utls/cbl/sh’d w/d. Walk to WCE & shops. Avail Mar 1. Refs req’d. 604-465-0624

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

6590

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597 ANMORE, Rancher, 2 BR & Den, 1900sf, lev acreage, 5 appls, 2 bath, f/p, garg, patio. Mins PoMo/ Coq Ctr, Buntzen, 778-688-6622

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 2 rooms avail, w/d, n/s, n/p. Prof person. $500 incls cbl/utils, pkng. Av now. 604-434-5578

NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $740/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, Call 604 299-8288

6510

The NOW COQUITLAM, PORT COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY, ANMORE AND BELCARRA

Friday, February 11, 2011

ABBOTSFORD - 3262 Clearbrook Road, 3 bedrooms with 2 bedroom legal suite. Only $1,751/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 - 134 St. Solid 5 Bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre, needs TLC.... $1,688M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BBY, BCIT. 1 BR bsmt, gas f/p, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $750/mo incl hydro/cbl. Mar 1st. 604-421-6917 BBY CENTRAL 2 BR, cls to all ammens, n/p, n/s, $850 incls utils, 1 BR $750 incls utils, Avail Mar 1. 778-242-1895, 604-520-9629

BBY, E. 18th Ave. 2 BR, f/bath, shared laundry - 1/week. Ns/np. $860/mo includes hydro. Near schools. Immed. 604-522-9756 BBY EDMONDS, New 2 BR g/lvl, $800, 1 BR g/lvl $700, ns/np, incls utils & cbl, Immed, 604-562-1288 BBY HTS Bach, priv ent, own w/d, n/p, Mar 1, st prkg, nr transit, $750 incls all utils. 604-765-2869

BBY N. lge, bright, modern, 1 BR bsmt ste, d/w, share w/d, $850 incls utils. N/S, N/P. Mar 1. By all amens. 604 345-6636

COQ 1 BR g/l, f/bath sh’d W/D, lam flrs, prkg. $750 incls utls, cbl, net. Mar 1. NS/NP. 604-374-1071 COQ 1 BR g/lvl, nr Miller Park, $750 inc util, suits sngle, w/d, Mar 1. no dogs. Ref. 604-936-2206

COQ 3121 Pattulo, 2 BR bsmt, full bath, own w/d, all appls. $1050 incls utils. Pets ok. 2 mins to Coq Centre. Avail now. 778-688-2594 COQ. BRAND New 2 BR bsmnt ste, 5 s/s appls, granite counters, N/s, N/p, $1000. 604-945-2873 COQ CTR. Executive 2 BR, upper floor. 2 full baths, 5 appls. Rad heat. Central a/c. $1300 incls hydro/cbl. Mar 1. 604-941-0712 COQ. CTR. luxury 1 BR, 5 appls, f/p, sec u/g prkg, N/s, N/p, refs, 1 yr lease, $1000. 604-803-9901 COQ HARBOUR Chimes brand new 2 BR ste, inste w/d, ss appls, nr amens/transit. $950 inc utils. Mar 1. N/S, N/P. 604-561-6553 COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $985/mo incls utils, Immed. 604-931-3677 COQ MUNDY Park, 1 BR, clean & quiet, w/d. $650 incls hydro. Suits 1. NS/NP. Mar 1. 604-939-9950 CQ COMO Lk / SFU. Reno’d 1 BR bsmt, shd W/D, full bath. Mar 1. $750 incls utls/cbl/net NS/NP. Suits 1. On bus rte. 604-939-1107

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

POCO CITADEL 900sf 2 BR, own W/D, D/W, maple flrs, 12 ft ceil’g, sep entry, CDS. By Mid/ Elem sch. $925 incls utls, cbl, net. NS/NP. Av Mar 1. 604-941-3391

POCO NORTHSIDE, newer 2 BR bsmt. Near schools, shops, bus. $850 incls utls. Av now. NS/NP. 604-941-6843 or 778-708-4045

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277. M. RIDGE. 3 BR + den, 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 prkg. 1455 sf. $1425/mo. Nr WCE. Immed. 604-941-5594 POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo & $830/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034 POCO Brand New 4 BR, 2200 sqft, h/w flrs, 3 lvl, golf course with view, N/P, N/S, $2100, 2 car garage, Apr 1, w/d, 604-430-5608

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Move - in Bonus

Call 604-942-2012

WOODLAND PARK

TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

Contact 604-939-0221 BBY, MIDDLEGATE. Bright 1 BR. Ns/Np, No w/d. $650/mo incl hydro/cbl. March 1. 604-522-6773

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FOR RENT

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HERITAGE MTN 3BD, 1BA, quiet grd floor 1600 sq.ft. W/D, F/P, D/W, HDTV incl, NS, NP, refs. req, $1250+1/3 util, Avail Mar 01 604-937-5307

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6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

Mission Raceway Industrial Park, 2500sf, double bay all in one, 2 shipping doors, 604-826-9864

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8020

Blinds & Draperies

BLACKOUT DRAPES. Cut light 100%. Save energy. Dampen sound. Innovative fabric in 42 colors. Free est. 604-506-6230

8055

Harmony Home Cleaning & Assistance 10%OFF your 1st cleaning! High Quality/Low Price/No HST Custom, Affordable Cleaning. Make your space beautiful! Call Misti, 778-846-6478 www.harmonyhomecleaning.ca ★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European cleaning at it’s best.Lic/ Ins. Free Window Cleaning, Call 778-840-2421 CLEANING LADY available. Meticulous, detailed, honest & reliable. Please call 778-233-5859 Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★ GREEN HOUSE CLEANING Earth Friendly. Avail •Weekly •Bi-Weekly •Monthly, •One-time •Move-out. Call ★ 604-817-4441

8060

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

8073

N. BBY, 1 BR bmnt, newer home, w/d, alarm, N/p, N/s, Feb 15, $850 incl utils & cbl. 604-970-7724 NEW WEST Newly updated Lrg 1 BR or 2 BR bsmt, 2 baths, furn, 1blk from JI, nr SFU, 1200 sqft. Avail Now. ns/np, 604-516-6346 PO CO Shaunessey/Pitt River 2 BR bsmt ste, remodelled, 3yrs old, laminate, inc shrd laundry/ cable/net, patio, parking, transit/ WCE $835 + utils. 604-945-0333

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available • SNOW REMOVAL • Fast Reliable Service

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8090

Fencing/Gates

Cedar & Vinyl Fencing 778-558-7450 Free Estimates

Cleaning

Drainage

MAPLE RIDGE 2 BR upper ste, nr school, $900 + utils, Avail Now. N/S, Pet ok. 604-512-7152

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

GET ER’ DONE Flooring & Trim

Laminate & Hardwood

604-841-1855 604-466-9733

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 DT LAMINATE FLOORING Affordable Prices and Quality Work. Call 604-454-8963

8120

Glass Mirrors

ECLIPSE GLASS

www.eclipseglass.ca

Frameless Shower Mirrors Handrails Free Estimates

604-710-2779

info@eclipseglass.ca

7010

Personals

full body rub sauna & steam Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

Angel Massage 604-294-8038

402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby

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8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.

604-916-7729 JEFF

8080

Electrical

STABLE ELECTRICAL INC. Electrical Contractor Lic # 105893

778-908-2648

No Job too small, electrical and voice/data cabling. Res & Comm. Licensed Bonded – Insured - WCB # 104787 LIC. ELECTRICIAN For hire. Love small jobs. Great rates. Call 778-822-8710

# 1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

8125

Gutters

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

8130

Handyperson

A Semi Retired Tradesman Small Renovations & Repairs, Crown Moldings & Finishing. Richard, 604-377-2480 PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN For Homes or Businesses. Call Dave at 778-386-3844

8155

Landscaping

ARIES BOBCAT & LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

• Drainage • Retaining Walls • Fences • Hydroseeding Call: 604-808-9017 www.ariesbobcat.com ★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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The NOW COQUITLAM, PORT COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY, ANMORE AND BELCARRA

Lawn & Garden

Moving & Storage

8185

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 • Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Yard Clean-up • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning

Free Est 604-779-6978 email:

alljobs@telus.net

MONTY J’S MOVING Ask us about our

Winter Specials!

www.MontyJsMoving.com

Call 604-710-5253

Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. Available 24 hours. Call Abe at: 604-999-6020 A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up. Free Est, reasonable rates. 604-710-9670

8180

Home Services

BE COOL! COLD FEET? Talk to Someone You Trust.

CENTRAL AIR INSTALLED CONDITIONING FURNACES Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING

604-464-8600 ext 213

24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

GOOD GUYS

with all your moving needs! Packing, Moving, Trucks, Storage Blanket Wrapping Our Guarantee is What We Live By! Call for Free Estimate & Let Our Family Move You & Yours

604-787-4766 GoodGuyMovers.webs.com

8250

A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Kraft Painting & Decorating Residential, Commercial,Apartments

EXPERTS OFALLASPECTS OFPAINTING Brush

Roller

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ BBB • Fully insured • WCB Ceiling text. repair. 604-727-0043

Decks/Patios/ Railings

8200

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

Fully Guaranteed, Worksafe Covered

RUDI 604-939-0697 or 778-838-2666

Top Quality Quick Work

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

WWW.RENORITE.COM

Trade Your Kitchen

✓ RenoRite 604-434-0070 / 781-7695 JENCO

CONSTRUCTION

Small Jobs Are Welcome! We do Kitchens & Baths Winter special: 15% off Custom Cabinets www.jenco-online.info

942-5394

Paving/Seal Coating

8205

604-562-5934

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

Free Estimates

38/HR! Clogged drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets, installs, Lic/Ins. 778-888-9184

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

D&M PAINTING

ABC Save-On Plumbing & Gas & Reno’s. Best Prices in Town ! Call Randy ★ 604-374-8351

RENOVATIONS, COMMERCIAL & residential, lam/wood flooring/ tiling, finishing carpentry, dywall, counter tops. Qual work, ins, fast, reliable. Free est. 778-893-7277

Interior/Exterior Specialist

SKYLINE DECKING Renovations, Roofing, New Construction WCB/Insured/Licensed Guaranteed workmanship, reasonable pricing Call for FREE Estimate Luke: 604-729-6871

604-724-3832

THOMAS DIAMOND Quality Renos, Repairs, Decks, Stairs etc. Precise, Reliable, Prof, Insured. Free Est. 604-710-7941. thomasdiamond1@hotmail.com

Call Now: 780-6510

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

PAINTING • Pressure Washing • Residential/Commercial • Over 25 years experience

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665

PRIMO PAINTING

Interior & Exterior Interior Special Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

15% OFF

604-723-8434

A Name You Can Trust

STARBRUSH PAINTING • Free Estimates • Seniors Disc. • High Quality, Low Cost • WCB

25% Off with this ad

Call 604-518-0974

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930

Roofing

RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.

Tried & True Since 1902

• BBB • RCABC • GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor • Residential Roofing • Liability Coverage and WCB • Designated Project Managers • Homes & Strata • Third Party Inspection Installations & Repairs Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate •• 24 Hr Emergency Service Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount www.crownresidentialroofing.com

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

8225

Power Washing

Get Ready for SUN! Affordable! Decks, Driveways & Sidewalks Houses & RVs ... 604-773-7752

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

JL N

RENO & REPAIR

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Renovations/Repairs/Building • Bathrooms • Suites • Plumbing • Electrical

• Basements • Decks / Sheds • Flooring /Tiles • Interior Designing

Gary: 604-690-7565 “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”

Roofing

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

8255

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

8250

Roofing

MACROOFING.CA

Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel to Torch On Conversion Shell Busey’s Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp Visa & MasterCard

778-237-ROOF (7663)

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 CHOICE Roofing 604-807-7312 Specializing in Repairs & Re-Roofing. Quality assured. GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 604-240-5362

JJ ROOFING, REPAIR specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, fully ins. 604-726-6345

Auto Miscellaneous

9105

$0 DOWN & WE MAKE YOUR 1st PAYMENT AT AUTO CREDIT FAST Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9125

Domestic

1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3500. 604-763-3223

Scrap Car Removal

9145

9145

Scrap Car Removal

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

❏ DISPOSAL Construction, Reno’s & Drywall / Demolition ❏ YARD & HOME Cleanup •7 Days/Week •Free Est’s

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. Available 24 hours. Call Abe at: 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

8295

Snow Removal

K & E’S 24 HOUR SNOW PLOWING & SALTING Commercial & Residential Fully Insured trucke2k@hotmail.com

604-937-6633 604-349-5533

8309

Tiling

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

Sports & Imports

1994 TOYOTA Camry LE, extremely rare '2 door', V6, leather, fully loaded, sr, exc. running order, $2500, 604-824-6796 2006 HONDA Accord, blk, lthr, s/r, 4cyl, 109K, 5 spd man, grt cond, $12,600, (604)824-8799 2009 HONDA Civic. 4 dr, 5 spd manual, many options, 13,000k, blue. $8500 firm. 604-538-4883

9173

Vans

604-728-1965 John

1993 GMC 1 Ton Cube Van, air care, propane, 17.5ft box, new tires, $4000 obo, 604-858-3913

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

2008 HONDA Odyssey EX, 7 pass, loaded, 25K, $21,900 firm D9921 toll free 1-877-855-6522

CERAMIC TILING by prof, 25 yrs exp, qual work F/place, h/w flrs, counter tops. Reas 604-618-2717

8315

2000 JEEP TJ Sport, Grn, hard/ soft top, 4 l, 6 cyl, 124,038kms. Gd cond. $10,995. 604-530-2839

9160

JUNK REMOVAL Household junk, appls, garage & yard clean up. 604-783-2395 WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items are included. 604-936-8583

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

8250

BATH * KITCHEN * SUITES

Free Est.

Magic Star Painting

Winter Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 279 $359

Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring

• Waterproofing • Aluminum Awnings • Custom Aluminum Railings • Deck Renovations

SKYLINE DECKING All Types, Guaranteed Workmanship, Reasonable Pricing Call Luke: 604-729-6871

Renovations & Home Improvement

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

Spray

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

8240

AUTOMOTIVE

Notes

HOME SERVICES

8160

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A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

ABC TREE MEN. Dangerous tree removal, pruning, stump grinding. 604-521-7594, 604-817-8899 Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

8335

Window Cleaning

Planning on RENOVATING?

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938 Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-420-4800

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