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Plans to borrow $16 million to rebuild a fire hall in Port Moody went up in smoke Tuesday when council veered against recent referendum results. At the April 16 referendum, 58 per cent of voters supported plans to borrow up to $16 million to rebuild the aging Fire Hall No. 1. Of the city’s 21,551 eligible voters, 1,980 people cast ballots for a 9.2-per-cent voter turnout. However, council voted 4-2 against borrowing the funds after gaining approval through the referendum. For Coun. Meghan Lahti, the referendum vote was too close, since a margin of 304 votes separated the 1,142 who voted Yes and 838 who voted No. “I believe that this referendum has left us with more questions than answers. Why did less than 10 per cent of the eligible voters in Port Moody choose to cast a ballot on April 16? That’s less than 2,000 who voted and less than 310 people determined the difference and determined whether or not we would go ahead with spending $16 million,” Lahti said. “Why is this? Was it because they didn’t know about it? … Is the public simply apathetic? Were they in support so they didn’t come down? Were they not in support? Was it the wrong time to hold a referendum because we have two other elections looming on the horizon? “I don’t know what the answers to any of those questions are. I can presume some of them, but I surely don’t feel comfortable with proceeding with spending $16 million on a narrow margin of support that’s been identified with such a small sampling of our  CONT. ON PAGE 5, see LOW.

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Coquitlam Search and Rescue volunteers scour the woods in Coquitlam River Park east of the Coquitlam River for Donna Rasmussen.

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Rescue teams are combing areas along the Coquitlam River to search for a 75-year-old Port Coquitlam woman missing since Tuesday. Donna Rasmussen left her Suffolk Avenue home around 12:30 p.m. on April 26 and was expected home by 4 p.m. When she did not return, her daughter contacted police. Coquitlam RCMP Const. Kristina Biro said police sent up a helicopter for an aerial view of the area on Wednesday. The next morning, they called out Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) to launch a ground search along both sides of the Coquitlam River from David Avenue to Pitt River Road. “We’re searching that area as a precaution. Potentially she went down the trail. But we don’t have any actual indication that she did in fact go down the trail, so it’s more to eliminate that as where she could be,” Biro said Thursday.

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“You never know if she decided to go for a walk by the river or what happened, so it’s just to eliminate that as a possibility. We’ve done extensive patrols along the area, neighbourhood inquiries … There’s been numerous avenues of investigation and we have members actually dedicated right now just to trying to locate her. “There’s a lot of unknowns right now. We’re just trying to cover off every aspect and trying to locate her and bring her home safely to her family and friends.” Rasmussen’s family is concerned since it’s uncharacteristic for the woman to not come home, Biro added. “As far as we know, there are no medical or mental health issues,” she said. On Thursday afternoon, SAR manager Jim Delgrande said about a dozen search and rescue volunteers were searching the Coquitlam River area, with no sign of the woman so far. “It’s slow and it’s occasionally wet. I just talked to someone who came back who said it was very bushy and brushy,” he said. “It can be slow going and in other places there’s a defined trail, so it’s very

mixed.” SAR manager Dwight Yochim added that the search area is close to Rasmussen’s home. “We’re doing everything we can to see if we can come across her and find her or eliminate those areas as possible. We’re almost finished the task and unfortunately we haven’t come up with anything at this moment in time,” Yochim said. “But usually what happens in situations like this, if the media can get information out to the public, it’s usually the public that finds some of these people before we do. We get so many eyes out there. She may be wandering the streets somewhere and someone happens to recognize her from the news clipping they saw. That’s usually the way it works.” The Coquitlam RCMP are seeking the public’s help to find Rasmussen, who is described as a 120pound, five-foot-four-inch Caucasian woman with brown eyes and long blond hair. She was last seen wearing a red fleece jacket, green pants and white runners. Anyone with information is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP immediately at 604-945-1550.

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hey’ll have less than four minutes to shake a leg, make a point and raise some dough. Led by Port Coquitlam-based belly dance instructor Francesca Anastasi, a series of “shimmy mobs” are being planned across North America on Sunday, May 1 in an effort to raise money for local women’s shelters, while drawing attention to World Belly Dance Day on May 14. “We hope that more people are aware of the need for women’s shelters,” Anastasi said of her motivation for organizing the events. “We want to give back to the community, and we want to remove the misconceptions around the dance itself and show what a beautiful dance form it actually is.” Similar to a flash mob concept, a shimmy mob will include anywhere from 40 to 120 dancers showing up at various locations and starting to dance. Once the dance is done, they’ll take their performance art elsewhere. But while a flash mob is completely secretive ahead of time, a shimmy mob does have some semblance of organization in that the locations and dates have been announced, though the times haven’t. So far, Anastasi’s group has planned to show up at Coquitlam Centre, Lougheed Mall and two yet-to-be-confirmed locations in New Westminster and Vancouver. Other groups are planning similar performances in Burnaby, Prince George, Campbell River, Abbotsford and more locations across Canada and the U.S. Come May 1, each group will show up at its location, set up a portable music system and dance for three minutes and 40 seconds. All of the dance troupes taking part will be outfitted in the same clothing, dance to the same music and move to the same choreography. Once the music stops, they’ll pack up and move to the next locale. “I have no idea what to expect, but this is to show that we are all united in our goal,” Anastasi said. The idea to stage Sunday’s roving dance party came out of conversations Anastasi had with a Prince George-based belly dance teacher who had organized a similar event. Once the concept started to gain traction, Anastasi

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A Port Coquitlam “shimmy mob,” led by Confidance dance school owner and belly dance instructor Francesca Anastasi, will dance to raise money for charity on May 1. began reaching out to other Metro Vancouver-based instructors who quickly signed on. “I’ve had a lot of students asking me to do a flash mob, but I’ve never seen the purpose beyond five minutes of fun and a whole lot of work behind it and preparation for it,” Anastasi said. “I then started thinking about how we could make it a win-win for everyone, because you don’t want to just show up somewhere and be disruptive.” That win-win element of the day’s proceedings will see any funds from the local shimmy mobs donated to Tri-City Transitions, Burnaby’s Dixon Transition Society and Vancouver-based Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW). Aside from the charitable aspects of this weekend’s events, Anastasi also wants the shimmy mobs to

highlight the subtleties behind belly dancing. “There’s a lot of misconceptions around belly dancing, and we just want to show that this is really an art form,” Anastasi said. “A lot of people think belly dancing is something you see in a Greek restaurant and they don’t think there’s anything beyond that. But it is an art form and we want to show that there’s more to it than most people are familiar with.” Given that participants need to know the choreography and moves involved in the upcoming routines, spontaneous participation will not be allowed. “It’s not as simple as something that you can just jump in and follow along to,” Anastasi said. For more information on locations and how to donate, visit www.shimmymob.com.

Coquitlam taps into Drinking Water Week Source water, water mains, and watersheds — a series of conservation and educational events are on tap during Drinking Water Week in B.C., which starts Sunday. Organized by the B.C. Water & Waste Association and the provincial government, Drinking Water Week will entail public education events, on top of proclamations and pledges in a number of B.C. municipalities, to make Canada’s water supply a top-ofmind issue. “Our aim for Drinking Water Week is not only to promote awareness of the important value of water and conserving water, but to educate the

public so that they understand where their water comes from, where their watershed is and how they can protect it,” said Daisy Foster, CEO of the B.C. Water & Waste Association. “We want them to know that once they’re finished with their water, whether they flush it down the toilet or it goes down the drain, that there is another process that takes place.” The City of Coquitlam will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 to shed light on how the entire water supply system works from both the regional and municipal perspective. “A lot of people don’t know that

one of the watersheds is right in our backyard and we want to promote how precious it is, how blessed we are to have such great water in our area and educate people on what we do to keep it that way,” said Brad Lofgren, Coquitlam’s water utility superintendent. Lofgren explained that Coquitlam buys its water in bulk from Metro Vancouver, though the city independently maintains a network of water mains, pump stations and reservoirs to get that water into the tap. The way in which water gets to your tap starts at one of the region’s three reservoirs: Seymour, Capilano and Coquitlam. Each of those sites, closed

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proclamation at its April 27 council meeting. “We want people to know drinking depends on where that there are a lot of people you are in the city. Lofgren and processes involved, and said areas in and around the a lot of costs involved not city’s public works yard on only to get it to their taps, Austin Avenue and Mariner but to ensure Way receive that once it their water leaves and from the “In a lot of other parts goes down Seymour of the world, there are the drain, a watershed, lot of people while resipeople water skiing are involved dents in and swimming in their to ensure that areas like the watersheds.” that’s safe as Westwood well,” Foster Plateau, Burke Brad Lofgren said. Mountain and City of Coquitlam Another City Centre aspect to get their next week’s water from exercise is to promote and Coquitlam Lake. highlight the fact that Metro Aside from Coquitlam’s Vancouver’s water supply is involvement in the week’s among the cleanest and safest events, the City of Port in the world. Stringent federal Coquitlam also recognized regulations, coupled with limthe significance of Drinking ited public access, ensure that Water Week with an official CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.

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Port Moody to raise taxes 5.16% Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Port Moody property taxes are set to rise by 5.16 per cent for 2011, although the increase was expected to surpass eight per cent due to the fire hall replacement project. However, council defeated a motion to borrow $16 million for the fire hall, so this item dropped off the property tax calculations, saving taxpayers $46 this year. For the average household assessed at $519,000, the increase will add an extra $80 on to property tax bills. This increase is made up

of an additional $56 for city services (3.6 per cent), $19 for the Port Moody police force (1.24 per cent) and $5 for the asset renewal levy (0.32 per cent). Port Moody taxpayers can also expect to pay more for most of their utilities this year. Driven by Metro Vancouver increases, the water utility system will cost single-family households about $25 more this year and sanitary sewers will cost an extra $13. As well, storm drainage will cost about $2 more for an average household. However, garbage and recycling rates will remain at

2010 levels throughout Port Moody, despite an 18-per-cent increase in Metro Vancouver garbage-tipping fees. Corporate services director Paul Rockwood said Port Moody’s garbage and recycling increases will remain low or unchanged until 2015. “Port Moody has been able to reduce the overall budget by diverting waste away from the Metro landfills,” Rockwell told council Tuesday. “The garbage and recycling underwent a major transition in July 2009 as the city brought the service back in house. “The in-house service continues to be more reliable

and encourages residents to reduce their waste component and increase their recyclable component as well as the green, yard and kitchen waste component. “The 73-per-cent waste diversion rate has enabled Port Moody to keep its garbage rate at the 2010 level.” In total, the average Port Moody household can expect to pay $2,602 this year, including taxes, levies and utility user fees. According to Rockwell, for the same items, Coquitlam residents will likely pay $2,700 and Port Coquitlam residents $2,696, pending final readings of their tax rate bylaws.

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population.” Coun. Karen Rockwell agreed. “I believe that we have an obligation to the residents to have this sober second look and to do what we can to see some of these answers prior to saddling our residents with such a humungous debt,” Rockwell said. “It would be fiscally reckless of us to proceed. Only 304 people decided this question. People say that’s democracy. They had the opportunity to come out and vote. Why didn’t they come out and vote? That’s the bigger question.” Coun. Mike Clay, however, took a different view and supported borrowing money to build the fire hall. “I’m not sure how something can get that far and not have an understanding by

people on council and people in the community. I don’t know how somebody could say they weren’t aware we were having a referendum,” Clay said. Like Clay, Coun. Bob Elliott stood behind the results of the referendum. “There isn’t a taxpayer in this city who didn’t know this was going on. We had town hall meetings. It’s in the newspapers. It was our local focus. Every taxpayer and citizen got this, and for someone to say ‘I didn’t know anything about it,’ I find that totally wrong,” Elliott said. “I’m really, really frustrated and really disappointed in the nine per cent [voter turnout]. I think that that’s an embarrassment, but I think it’s the apathy out there that causes that … But the people who voted voted, and I will not take that away from them.”

Meanwhile, Mayor Joe Trasolini said he would like to refocus the project. “I would immediately set up a committee of council and staff to take a look at location, size, shape and form of the fire hall so that we can make sure that we are building an appropriate facility to meet the needs of the fire department of Port Moody in the future but at the same time being very respectful of the taxpayer,” Trasolini said. “I am not comfortable going ahead on this type of a vote to borrow up to $16 million for something that I haven’t had the opportunity of taking a second look. So I’m not going to vote in favour of it.” Trasolini, Lahti, Rockwell and Coun. Gerry Nuttall voted against implementing a borrowing bylaw, while Clay and Elliott voted in favour. Coun.

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Port Moody hears about train noise New role for MLA Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Several Port Moody residents are blowing the whistle about loud Canadian Pacific Railway trains travelling past their homes in the middle of the night. Rosemary Small has lived on Samuel Drive with her husband for the past 20 years and was never bothered by trains until recently. “We have never once complained about the train passing in front of our door. We rather liked it. It was rather quaint. And yes, we were told about it when we moved in, that it was going to be a quiet train in the middle of the day,” Small told council Tuesday. “Since September, the train now goes in the middle of the night. We have recorded several times where it’s … 2:30 in the morning. My husband is right now on medication because if he doesn’t hear the train go by at 10 o’clock, he starts sweating and gets nervous.” Similarly, Russ Smith has been losing sleep over the issue. “The train has been operating late at night. People have trouble sleeping when they get woken up and they have to stay awake half the night wait-

ing for the train to come back out because they just can’t get back to sleep,” Smith said. “It’s a serious issue.” For 40 years, Smith has lived near the tracks and dealt with the train passing by until 9 p.m. Lately, however, the runs have gotten later. “I probably live closer to the tracks than most people do. My bedroom is probably 60 feet from the tracks and when they blow the horn at the intersection, I wake up. That’s just my personal issue, but other people have the same thing,” Smith said. “The new people that moved into the apartments are woken up by another crossing. There’s thousands of people affected.” Russ said he would like to see a good neighbour approach, but feels like changes are at a standstill. A local petition is requesting the CPR not operate in the area between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. “We phoned the community line, we talked with senior officials and there’s nothing happening. We would like to move up the line a little bit too,” he said. “If we can’t get any results with the staff locally and with the committee, can we ask council and the mayor to make an appeal to senior people at CPR?” Mayor Joe Trasolini said

Port Coquitlam NDP MLA Mike Farnworth, who lost his party’s leadership race to Adrian Dix, has also lost his role as house leader. When Dix unveiled his shadow cabinet earlier this week, Farnworth was named health critic, a step down from the role he previously filled under former leader Carole James.

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Since Coquitlam resident Jennifer Rees and others complained about the noise from trains in a NOW story last month, the issue has generated significant debate. Smith’s request would be dealt with at the next council meeting. He added that he, too, is one of the residents disturbed by the train when it goes by in the middle of the night. “It’s not just a question of the horn. The whole ground shakes,” Trasolini said. “And even if you’re hard of hearing and you wear earplugs, the shaking wakes you up.” Earlier this month, CP Rail sent an e-mail to The NOW stating that “Canadian Pacific takes the concerns of neighboring residents seriously and tries to work with them to address their concerns.”

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‘What a great neighbourhood’ I was up early on Good Friday to go to work, envious of what seemed like the rest of my Mountain Meadows community still fast asleep. I was very disheartened to discover my vehicle door just slightly ajar, the change tray emptied and my favorite Maui Jim sunglasses and case missing from the glove box. There was no broken window or damage, just the sinking feeling that after a decade of living in our tight-knit Port Moody To The neighborhood, we had become victims of an opportunistic thief. Leaving our cul-de-sac there was other evidence of the events from the previous night along Noons Creek — pulled-over stop signs, scattered election signs and a few other cars with their doors ajar, as I had found mine. I called the Port Moody police to let them know about the uprooted stop signs, and filed a report about my car and was given a

file number. Although very disappointed about my sunglasses, by the time I returned home from work, the stop signs were all back in place and the election signs had been re-planted — but the real surprise was the call I received from Const. Faulkner from the Port Moody police. He told me they had recovered my sunglasses from one of our neighbours who had found them discarded on a lawn while they were out for a walk. Editor I would like to thank this anonymous neighbour and the Port Moody police for putting together the pieces. Although my confidence in my community was shaken, by the end of the day it became truly evident what a great neighbourhood and city we are privileged to call home. Ken Pukanich Port Moody

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hat if a vote was held and people took time out of their day to cast a ballot, but the results were ignored? Well, it did happen, right here in the Tri-Cities. Port Moody council voted Tuesday to ignore the results of a referendum asking whether the city should borrow $16 million to rebuild its aging Fire Hall No. 1. For the 1,980 people who cared about the issue and voted, this decision must seem incomprehensible. Coun. Meghan Lahti, who sided with the majority in quashing the result, said she’s not comfortable “spending $16 million on a narrow margin of support that’s been identified with such a small sampling of our population.” Coun. Karen Rockwell said it would be “fiscally reckless of us to proceed,” since “only 304 people decided this question.” While it’s true that a margin of just slightly more than 300 votes separated the 1,142 people who voted Yes from the 838 who voted No, this is hardly an historically close result. In some provincial and federal elections, for example, the margin of victory is much smaller; in 2008, Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh won his Vancouver South riding by just 20 votes. In a democracy, a difference of even one vote — after a recount, if it’s that close, of course — is allowed to stand. So we don’t buy that argument at all, nor do we accept low voter turnout as a reason to ignore the referendum results. If people don’t care enough to cast a ballot after numerous stories of the referendum have run in local newspapers, the city has advertised the issue on its website and a reader board near City Hall has flashed messages to motorists, there’s nothing more that could have been done. They simply don’t care. Let those who do care decide what happens in their community. Isn’t that what democracy’s all about? What do you think? Vote in our poll at www.thenownews.com. We promise not to ignore the results.

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Sex has always been prominent on TV

But other shows, which are definitely not up to f you’re one of the two billion people who were the standards raised by the cast of “Jersey Shore,” expected to tune in to live broadcasts of the have faced criticism stemming from the Parents British Royal Wedding, then you may have been Television Council (PTC). looking forward to the balcony kiss shared between In a report on 25 broadcast network shows popuKate Middleton and Prince William. lar with teens, the television watchdog group stated But while you were watching, if you happened to that programs such as “Glee” and “The Vampire get a funny feeling that the kiss looked too good to Diaries” demonstrate an “eagerness to not only be true — well, trust that feeling. objectify and fetishize young girls, but Apparently, footage of the balcony kiss to sexualize them in such a way that real is so iconic that it is the most soughtteens are led to believe their sole value after by photographers. The smooch comes from their sexuality.” has to happen at the right angle, at the Considering that viewership ratings right time, without a hitch — hence the for “Glee” and “The Vampire Diaries” requirement for a rehearsal. have shown little sign of relenting, I Still, you’d think that after having think it’s quite clear that most audidated for eight years, WillKat would have the kissing aspect of their relationship My Generation ences aren’t exactly shunning the sexual nature of current television. down pat. Asrar Ahmed-Flores But that doesn’t stop the PTC from And speaking of things not being sharpening their pitchforks. what they seem, the “reality” shows that Tim Winter, president of the PTC, has dominate the boob tube these days are taken aim at advertising schemes used by TV execujaw dropping. Television has become saturated with tives, saying that “[they] have made it their business explicit campaign ads and programs that, a few years to profit off of programs that depict teen girls blissback, would have made even the raciest of shows fully being sexualized by casual partners.” blush. Unfortunately for the PTC, advertisers for The There are, of course, exceptions. CW’s risqué “Gossip Girl” have actually used the For instance, the widely acclaimed “Jersey Shore” council’s reproachful comments in promotions, stirserves to educate young people, what with the cast ring further interest in the show. being incredibly productive. In just one 30-minute However, sexual content hasn’t always been promepisode, they do loads and loads of things, like jump inent on television. In the ’50s, showing couples into bed with strangers, drink, vomit — and, well, sleeping in the same bed was considered inapproprithat’s it.

ate, and it wasn’t until the ’90s that sexual subject matters were no longer shocking. More recently, a policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that “more than 75 per cent of primetime programs contain sexual content, yet only 14 per cent of sexual incidents mention any risks or responsibilities of sexual activity.” In my wise opinion, social media is largely accountable for the hike in sexual content on television. After all, thanks to networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, we’ve grown accustomed to having every intimate detail of our lives exposed on a daily basis. I mean, if you’ve already shown me what you look like in the morning and what PJs you wear to bed, why not also let it be known if you have underwear on? You know, just to make sure. While the Parents Television Council might express their strong disapproval at what’s making big bucks on the small screen, I think they’re fighting a losing battle. In today’s age, the words “sex sells” have never been truer. That said, I heard anarchists had planned on orchestrating a “naked protest” at today’s Royal nuptials — which were set to air before this column was written. Now that’s TV I wouldn’t miss. Asrar Ahmed-Flores is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary.


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There are ‘no lynch mobs here’ Re: “‘Lynch-mob mentality’ around Schoenborn case,” letter to the editor, Wednesday, April 27. There was no “misconception” from the public in our outrage on the possible release of triple child murderer Allan Schoenborn. Our concern for our families’ safety and community as a whole as it applies to Schoenborn is not “disturbing;” it is practical. While true, many of the people who rallied against his release were not happy with Schoenborn’s “not criminally responsible” ruling at the end of his February 2010 trial, the outrage came from what followed: • In April 2010 Schoenborn wanted to be released from custody — six weeks after his trial — into the Tri-Cities, even though he is not from our community; • His stated desire to harm his ex-wife, Darcie Clarke; • His wanting to have his release while not completing all his treatment in April 2011; • The BC Review Board agreeing he should have escorted release as the threat to the public was “reduced” — not zero, rather, but reduced from the rage which saw him kill three innocent children; • The BC Review Board which letter writer William L. Turner referred to as an “expert panel” did not know Darcie Clarke lived

in Coquitlam where they wanted to release Schoenborn — even though they mailed her documents to her Coquitlam address; • Refusing to re-open the hearing until the public outrage increased and politicians at all levels and from all parties joined in the call for a new hearing; • Then at the hearing, the board refused to use the microphones on the tables, whispered for much of the session and then told the media and Clarke’s family to “listen closer” if we could not hear; • And to top it off, To The the public and the Clarke family will have to go through this every year on the anniversary of the murder of the three children. Because we “do not like” the rulings throughout this case, we are moving to have the laws of the land changed. By doing so, the accused, the victims, families and community will be better served. Visit www.4Darcie.ca for more information. We wish Schoenborn to remain in a facility for as long as it takes so that he will not have another episode which has tragic results. By doing so, this will ensure he receives the care he so desperately needs. No “lynch mobs” here, just folks who want what is best for all involved. Dave Teixeira Port Coquitlam

The railroad was there first Re: “Trains ‘unbearably loud,’” letter to the editor, Wednesday, April 20. For years I have listened to people complain about noise pollution from railroads and I think a lot of complaining comes from a lack of general knowledge of how large an operation a railroad really is. I preface by saying that although I have worked for the railroad for the past eight years I am in no Editor way defending them personally, but the industry in general. What the majority of people don’t seem to get is that in most cases the railroad was there first. The CPR mainline was put through downtown Port Coquitlam in 1885, and the very existence of the surrounding towns and neighbourhoods is a direct result of the building of the railroad. Those long grain trains coming from the prairies and other bulk commodities heading into Vancouver say a lot for who we are as a nation. We are very fortunate to live in a country with such an abundant supply of resources. While the global recession continues to pound the rest of the world, Canada is still doing the best economically.

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While it may not be my place to offer advice on buying a home, I seem to remember my dad telling me a long time ago that when buying a house, location is everything. At some point during your house-hunting, if you should happen to notice a double track mainline running through the backyard and you’re not a fan of trains to begin with, maybe keep looking. The loud bangs and crashes you hear at night are not some conspiracy to keep you awake but rather switching that is taking place from the head end of the train coming to a stop over a mile away so the soaking wet conductor who has been up all night can line a switch to direct the train into the right track. Railroaders don’t get any of the glory like police or firefighters, but we have a dangerous and gruelling on-call job with little time at home, so the next time you’re sitting in your car cursing at the train that’s blocking you at the crossing perhaps give some thought to the men and women with families of their own who are on those trains day and night just trying to do their jobs like everybody else. Ian Porteous Coquitlam

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or Janice Quan, the Coquitlam Relay for Life is not merely an event to remember her mother’s passing, but a way to continue fighting against cancer. Janice got involved with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in 2010 when her mother, Kammie, was still battling ovarian cancer. Kammie Quan passed away on April 6, 2010 after a yearlong bout with the illness. Janice, a fourth-year joint business and economics major at Simon Fraser University, remembers how strong her mother was, even during her

illness. “She was my role model and there was no one else I looked up to more than her,” says Janice. “Even while she was sick, she was living her life normally and taking care of the family as usual. She was the backbone of the family. Everyone admired her.” For Janice, it was important to carry this memory of her mother with her and the Relay For Life provided an avenue to express all the emotions she felt at the time. “We were in denial — it didn’t seem like it was real. It was hard to find a balance between recognizing what was really happening and trying to continue living life,” she says regarding the time when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. “I remember how helpless I felt when she was

sick and I wanted to channel all that stress and helplessness into something proactive.” Being proactive led her to the Canadian Cancer Society — not only taking part in the relay, but being involved in its organization. “The relay’s motto is: Celebrate. Remember. Fight back. And that’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to fight back. The relay gave me a way to do that. My mother was a fighter and I think I got that from her.” Today, Janice fights by participating in the Relay For Life — with her role this year expanded to committee cochair, overseeing the activities of the event and co-ordinating the efforts of the event’s steering committee. Along with planning the event, Janice is on the team One Inspires Many with her co-captains Marla Liguori and Lauren Parker. The team was inspired not only by Kammie’s battle with cancer, but in remembrance of co-captain

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Let kids play games — on their own Editor’s note: The NOW is pleased to introduce a new columnist, Coquitlam resident Kathy Lynn. Her views on parenting will run each Friday in The NOW.

who lived on the two-block length of Harcourt Road in North Vancouver. We had a long and intensely secret name, which I now forget, but was something akin to The Eight Girls of Harcourt have recently seen a numRoad, which, of course, we ber of newspaper articles referred to as TEGHR. Except about kids and we kept forgettraditional games. ting the name and Typically, each the letters. But generation of chilit was our club dren teaches their and we decided to younger peers put on a play. It activities such as would be Aladdin. skipping games, So we chose our marbles, I Spy, roles, I was the hopscotch, Simon Modern Parenting lead (which is Says and the why I remember Kathy Lynn many variations the story!) and of tag. rehearsals began. Today’s kids don’t know It wasn’t until the night these games and often neither of the production that we do their parents. So, there is a involved our parents. My move afoot to teach them, and house was the theatre so there that’s a good thing. was my dad stringing sheets But the plan is to teach the for a curtain, lining up chairs, parents who will then play inviting people in and collectwith the kids. One article ing the nickels and dimes we noted that the parents should charged for the privilege of let the kids take the lead in attending the event. the play. The kitchen was backstage My plan, if I were asked, and my mom was busy helpwould be to teach the kids ing us with our costumes that and leave them to it. These included turbans created from are kids’ games. Kids play towels. with kids. There is a role for The show was a roaring parents but for the most part, success and after the producthey should stay out of their tion my dad loaded us all into kids’ games. the car and took us out for ice It reminded me of a major cream cones. He clearly stated production of Aladdin and his we had cleared just enough magic lamp. On my street as a money to buy ice cream for kid, this was the theatre event all. of the year. There is a place for parents It all started with a secret in children’s play, and a place society consisting of the girls for the kids. In this case the

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Left: Leah Brummer joins fellow local actors Russ Brummer and Jennifer Pielak in Second Storey Theatre’s sketch comedy about fairy tales. Above: Art Focus Artists’ Association members Julie Roberts with “Samburu Giraffe,” Fred Campbell with “Owlly” and Sheila Dwyer with “Quiet Time,” works that will be included in the association’s spring show and sale at Leigh Square.

‘You’ll never look at fairy tales the same’ Art show at Leigh Square

The Art Focus Artists’ Association spring show and sale is slated for this weekend at PoCo’s Leigh Square. Running Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Outlet, the show will feature works by artists working in all mediums, from beginners to professionals. The group will also take to Lions John Park on May 8 for Mother’s Day celebrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info about the association, call 604-942-7611 or e-mail julieroberts@ telus.net.

Dubbed Lovely Earth, Earthly Love, the performances are scheduled for the Inlet Theatre on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased from individual chorale members, by calling Michele at 604-944-1366 or at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance.

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Choir group mixes it up

The Coquitlam Chorale will roll out a mixed bag of tunes at two upcoming performances in Port Moody. Led by director Justin Maller and pianist Lorna Yeates, the show will include madrigals from the 16th century and old and new tunes such as popular Broadway songs.

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Korean Dance fest set for the Red

The 15th annual Korean Dance Festival will be rolled out at Coquitlam’s Red Robinson Show Theatre on May 6. Staged by the Vancouver Korean Dance Society, the show is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. and tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca. For more information about the Korean society, log onto www.koreandance.ca.

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The festivities continue on throughout the weekend, including the Art Focus May Day Show, the PoCo Heritage Society’s May Day Dance, the Youth Skateboard Jam and the ninth annual Hike for Hospice. Arguably the celebration’s marquee event year over year, the Rotary May Day Parade gets going at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, and will cover the areas around Shaughnessy Street, Elgin Avenue, Mary Hill Road, Hawthorne Avenue and Tyner Street. Battle said about 100 entries have been received to participate in the event, which will include floats, walking groups, and old fashioned vehicles. The Mother’s Day Picnic at Lions Park serves as the finale of the proceedings, though Sunday, May 8 also includes a series of other attractions including a pet contest, family walk/run, an art show and more May Pole Dancing demonstrations. “That’s a longstanding tradition and it’s well attended year over year,” Battle said. For more info on May Day celebrations, log on to www.portcoquitlam.ca

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“It’s useful reinforcement for women to know they have this kind of power and influence,” said Shari Graydon, a Canadian media watchdog. “I suspect most mothers — who in their day to day parenting are throwing up their hands at the kind of influence the media has — probably don’t appreciate how much their daughters look up to them.” The phone survey was conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of Dove, and gathered opinions from 1,200 girls in six countries. After mothers, the most-cited role model by the Canadian contingent was “my friend,” at 13 per cent, followed closely by “my sister,” at 12 per cent. Seven per cent named someone else within their extended family as a female role model, with four per cent identifying their grandmother. A spokeswoman for Dove said the rate at

which public figures were cited by Canadian girls was negligible. “It may simply be that these girls are smart enough not to say, ‘I want to be the next Britney Spears,’” suggested Graydon. “But the global concern is that strong female role models — whether athletes, musicians, business leaders or politicians — still have, regrettably, much lower profiles than their male counterparts.” To illustrate, Graydon pointed to an older study in which young boys had no trouble rattling off role models of every stripe, but girls of the same age had to be pressed. Nadine Silverthorne has a young daughter, and was heartened although surprised by the new survey findings. “I did wonder if the girls were saying that just to be polite,” said Silverthorne. “But obviously a mother’s influence is huge.”

Silverthorne, editor of SweetMama at Sweetspot.ca, suggested that youth are unconsciously shaped by celebrities, but consciously guided by their mothers. In fact, a previous survey found moms were three times more influential than media in terms of shaping the way girls feel about themselves and about what it means to be beautiful. “I think we all need to do a better job of being role models,” Silverthorne said. “What this study made me think is, ‘Wow, I’m having a huge impact on who my daughter will eventually be, and I need to be really careful of that.’” The findings showed that musicians and actresses carry significantly more influence with girls in other countries. But mothers were still universally named as the top female role model: 54 per cent worldwide versus 59 per cent in Canada. – Misty Harris

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unique by purchasing ones that allow you to leave a message with a voice recording on it. Whenever your mom reads the card or looks at the picture in the frame she can hear your sweet voice accompanying it every time. • Sponsor a child: This monthly donation to a charity will not only be a reminder each month of the difference that has been made in her name, but she will also receive a letter and photo of her sponsored child so she can learn about the needs of those in other countries. This gift shows her that she has raised you to follow her example of responsibility and compassion. • Purchase a magazine subscription: Select a magazine that matches your mom’s interests and order a full year’s subscription. Each month when she receives her gift, she will remember how much you love her. This will also remind her to take some time to relax and indulge her interests each month. — News Canada

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survives to be moved back to your garage wall, reward it by lavish (but balanced) feeding. One other point: the sucker pads of climbing hydrangea can be fairly hard to remove from walls. “There is a plant in my lawn which looks like moss but the moss killer will not touch it. This plant stays green. I read somewhere that boiling water will kill crabgrass. Could I use it on this plant?” Bernie via e-mail

You will need to prune the climbing hydrangea. Just how severe this should be will depend on how big your plant is. I wish I could reassure you that your climbing hydrangea will recover, but having to move it twice means I’m fairly sure you’ve got the double the stress for it. weedy variety of pearlwort (Sagina Also, it’s best moved when it’s procumbens) — and yes, boiling dormant. But since this is April, it water should kill it for now. It is will already be entering its growing hard to eradicate and may reseed season. Maybe it’s already in leaf. Branching Out almost immediately. It’s very likely Hydrangeas generally aren’t to reseed next spring as well and that hard to move. But the smaller so will the moss unless you fix the Anne Marrison they are, the easier this is. If your conditions that encourage them climbing hydrangea is long-established, it will both to grow. Both pearlwort and moss do well have a huge mass of roots in a very heavy root in poor soil. Making your lawn more fertile will ball. It will help if you can move as large a root help prevent recurrence. ball as possible (without wrecking your backs). I wonder if your lawn is a little too shady The pruning should try to equalize the roots and moist for healthy grass. It can be hard to reduce shade, but it’s not so hard to reduce within the rootball with the amount of top growth you leave intact. If the roots are too few excessive moisture over the long haul. In addition to the usual compost spreading and to look after the remaining top growth, you’ll liming, just add a thin layer of sand to your get a lot of dieback (maybe total dieback). lawn each spring. Gradually, grass roots will But if you’re going to guess wrong (and it’s grow up into the sand-soil mix and the lawn easy to guess wrong), you’re safest to have will become drier. rather too many roots for the amount of top Commercial compost with a percentage of growth you have left. sand included might suit your purposes well. In its temporary home, try to give it really The percentage of sand can vary from 10 to 30. good conditions. Hydrangeas like rich, moist, but well-drained (not swampy) soil. Try to • Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden avoid putting it in a container. It will be much questions. Send them to her via amarrison@ healthier heeled into soil. If you have to use shaw.ca. a container, be sure to water well. Then, if it

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MOTORING The compact car buyer has never had it so good David Chao and Bob McHugh editorial@thenownews.com

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and a half old. If one brake Dear Tom and Ray: line has rotted away due “We have a 1996 Plymouth to age, weather and road Voyager with more than conditions, don’t you think 130,000 miles on it that I the other brake lines are use to transport our kids in approximately the same everywhere. On four separcondition? After ate occasions, all, they’ve spent the brakes have the past 15 years failed completely under the same with absolutely car! no warning — no RAY: In fact, warning light, no because we work gradual diminuin an area where tion of brake funcroads are tion, just “Now Click and Clack the salted during winyou have ’em, now you don’t.” Tom and Ray Magliozzi ter snowstorms, we pre-emptively Each time, it was check our customers’ brake revealed that a brake line had and fuel lines as their cars get snapped (and each time, the older. offending line was replaced). TOM: So it sounds like This also happened once with your husband is not big on a steering line (the steering pre-emptive maintenance. wheel locked in traffic). I feel the van is unsafe to drive, and But because it’s your life and the lives of your kids at stake, would like to replace it with you have to insist that he get another vehicle. My husband religion. insists that as long as the RAY: You need to have a brake lines are replaced, it’s mechanic check all the brake safe to drive. What do you lines and fuel lines. Now that think? Have you ever heard the power steering line has of this problem before with been replaced, that shouldn’t this make of vehicle? Please be a problem for a while. But answer.” — Alexis the mechanic also needs to check everything else that RAY: We replace miles of wears out on an old car: the rusted-out brake lines and ball joints, the other steering fuel lines every year. components, the shocks and TOM: And your husband springs, the brakes, the tires, technically is correct — once the amount of rust on the all of those lines are replaced, frame, mildew on the fuzzy they shouldn’t break again for dice — everything. a long time. So the car can be TOM: And you need to get made safe. a list from him of everything RAY: But here’s the misthat needs to be replaced in take he made — and why order to make the car safe, you’re driving around in teralong with an estimate of ror: Once one of the brake what it’ll cost. lines failed, he should have RAY: Then you and your insisted that all of them be checked and replaced immedi- husband can sit down with that number and decide ately. whether you’d rather put that TOM: The car is a decade

money into making your old van safe, or whether it’s time to put it into a newer, more reliable car. TOM: And if you want to make your opinion clear, Alexis, be sure to slip a brochure for a 2012 Honda Odyssey under the last page of the repair estimate.

Everything is better on the all-new Hyundai Elantra — it’s easier on fuel, has more interior room, boasts improved safety features and shows off sharp new styling. Buoyed by phenomenal sales growth and hugely successful models like Sonata and Santa Fe, high-flying Hyundai is revving up production to make the new Elantra the number one selling compact car in Canada. Compact car sales are by far our biggest car market segment, accounting for about half of all car sales in Canada. Currently, the established leader in this segment is the Honda Civic and it’s followed by the Mazda3. Other new arrivals in the segment include the much-acclaimed Chevrolet Cruze, which was recently voted the 2011 Canadian Car of the Year and there’s also a completely new Ford Focus on the way. A redesigned Civic is also due out later this year, so this is an unbelievably competitive market sector — the compact car buyer has never had it so good. In addition to giving the new model more interior room than the outgoing Elantra, Hyundai has also upgraded trim quality and made new premium features available. Pushbutton start, an in-dash touch-screen navigation system plus rear-view camera, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, iPod and USB media inputs, automatic headlights, leather seating surfaces and even heated rear seats are all standard trim or optional inclusions in the new Elantra. Better fuel economy is courtesy of a new 1.8-litre engine (appropriately called the “Nu” engine) that’s mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. This

combination allows the new Elantra to claim a combined fuel economy rating of just 5.9 L/100 km, which is an 18-per-cent improvement over the car’s predecessor. The Nu engine is smaller in size, weighing 34 kilograms less (a 30-per-cent weight savings) than the 2.0-litre Beta engine from the previous generation Elantra. It’s an all-aluminum (block and head) design with dual, continuously variable valve timing (D-CVVT) and it also has variable induction system (VIS). It also features a maintenance-free timing chain system, instead of a belt. One thing that hasn’t changed is the Elantra’s base price ($15,849), but considering all the upgrades the new car is undoubtedly better value. The base L trim comes with the same powertrain and safety equipment as a top-line version. It’s also reasonably well equipped inside and even includes stuff like a tilt steering wheel, split fold-down rear seatback, a height adjustable driver’s seat cushion, power windows and a trip computer. Those heated rear seats come standard if you step up a rung to a GL or a higher trim level. This is also required if you want to have popular options like air conditioning, cruise control or a telescopic steering wheel. Our test GLS with an automatic was priced at $20,999 and came with some nice extras like a power sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels and fog lights. And like every Elantra sold in Canada, it was made in a Hyundai manufacturing plant in Alabama.

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The main points of concern among her clients tend to be playrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, home offices and closets.

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Colette Amaral of Coquitlam’s Beyond Clutter Interiors stresses the need to pick

“We start with the thing that’s bothering them the most — it could be the children’s playroom or it could be the closet space,” Amaral said. “A good rule of thumb for closet space is one thing in, one thing out. Another useful tip is to purge at the end of every season — if something is damaged or you’re not going to wear it again, then get rid of it.” Amaral also suggests “colour blocking” a closet, a system of organizing garments by placing clothes of the same colour all together within a given closet space. “It helps when you are shopping — you think about your closet and you can visualize what colours are in there and how many pieces of clothing are in there based on that visualization,” she said.

Other areas of clutter concern can arise when dealing with family heirlooms or items passed on from a recently deceased relative. In that context, Amaral suggests one of two approaches. “Sometimes people aren’t ready to let go of things, so you have to get them to think about why they are holding on to it. It requires a bit of negotiating and a bit of creativity,” she said. “But I do encourage [aging parents], if they’re not using something and they’re saving it because they think their kids might want it, to have that conversation and tell their children ‘I won’t be crushed or I won’t be offended if this isn’t something that you don’t want.’” Lea maintains that seeing one aspect of spring cleaning come to fruition usually leads to a trickle down effect that motivates a person to keep going. “Progress may seem slow at first, but remember, it is gradually getting done.For more info on either of these local businesses, see www. streamlinedsolutions.ca or www.beyondclutter.ca.

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Participants wanted for Youth Week event Coquitlam parks, recreation and culture is celebrating Youth Week by hosting the Amazing Coquitlam Youth Race on Friday, May 6. The city is looking for teams of students in grades 6 to 8 and 11 to 12 to take part in the race. This event provides an opportunity for youth to challenge themselves by completing physical and mental tasks throughout Town Centre Park. Participants will be able to win prizes, get a free T-shirt and hang out with friends at a barbecue after the race. Registration costs $4 for each team of four. Sign up by calling 604-927-4FUN or at signmeup.coquitlam.ca. Youth Week, which runs from May 1 to 7, is an international celebration of youth. Its aim is to build a strong connection between young people and their communities, and to profile the issues, accomplishments and diversity of youth.

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teach my kids to dream and work for the future but remind them that their journeys through life will not always go as planned. They will meet roadblocks in the form of unexpected challenges and detours that at first may bring disappointment. Soon after graduation, I chose to practise in my own hometown because I expected to look after my parents into old age. In life, we won’t get everything we expect and ask for. Often, we get what we don’t deserve — both good and bad. Spring is a bittersweet time for my family since my mom died unexpectedly just after Easter in 2003. Before that, I expected both of them to see my children grow up. My mom would have loved to see my daughter dance, my younger son play bass and my

oldest son football. She would have taught them much about patience, love and generosity. Life is a gift but it’s like a gift from a best friend or a wise parent who knows you better than you know yourself and knows what you need. It is like a carefully wrapped present. You have to open it with curious expectations and a sense of adventure. It won’t be what it appears to be. It won’t be what you expect. You may find tickets in a jewelry box or a bracelet in a shoebox. For sure, you’ll be surprised. When you finally open it and it’s not what you think, at first you might be disappointed, but ultimately it will be of great value — just what you need to grow and to discover greater happiness and something to be treasured. Too often we don’t recognize or appreciate the gifts in our lives. It’s as if you

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today that you didn’t really received a gift card to the spa, earn, that you didn’t really ask tickets to a great show or a for but you have nonetheless certificate for music lessons to enjoy at this moment? and leave it in a box on the Each morning you may shelf, forgotten and unused: have expectations about what potential experiences, lessons the day will bring, but be open and opportunities for happito the surprises: ness never realized the unexpected and forever lost. challenges and I believe the detours. Expect gifts we are given your journey are only given to through each us in trust. We day not to be can’t hold on to a straight line. them forever, Look at the new because none of us Health Wise opportunities for will live forever. Dr. Davidicus Wong adventure, learnEnjoy the gift ing and happiness of your life. See that open up at every corner the relationships of the past and with each turn. as gifts. What were you lucky Expect the unexpected. to have and to enjoy? What Expect to be surprised. came without you deserving And when you receive those it? What did you learn? How gifts, unwrap them fully, did you grow? appreciate them, take them What do you have today? out of the box and share. The What blessings can you best way to show your apprecount? What do you have

ciation for life’s special gifts is to use them right away, and the most gracious thing to do in life is to give forward. When it comes to the luck and the love in our lives, it’s more than OK to re-gift. On Saturday, May 7 at Metropolis in Metrotown, the Canadian Blood Services is giving us all a chance to give the gift of life in honour of our mothers. There is a crucial need for non-related stem cell donors throughout Canada. Stem cells can be lifesaving for those fighting lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia and other blood disorders. If you are healthy and age 17 to 50 you can register to be a potential match with a simple swab of the cheek. If in the future you are found to be a match, the donation process is almost as simple as a blood donation.

For more information, visit www.thanksmom.org or www. onematch.ca. • Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer. His Health Wise column appears regularly in The NOW and you can find his daily posts at facebook.com/davidicus.wong, twitter.com/drdavidicuswong and davidicuswong.wordpress.com. follow us on

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Glen Pine Pavilion hosts performing duo Twice Shy from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The duo will deliver the spirit of the ’50s and ’60s by stepping into the characters of Donna and Peggy Sue. They will dance, sing and entertain with funny ’50s slang and songs from days gone by. Hot appetizers and refreshments will be served from 7 to 8 p.m., and a cash bar will be available. The cost is $18 for 50 plus members and $23 for non-members. Parking is available in the city staff parking lot on Burlington Drive. To register, call the front desk at 604-927-6940. Glen Pine Pavilion, located at 1200 Glen Pine Crt., is a recreation facility for adults 50 and older.

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Coquitlam C=horale performs Lovely Earth, Earthly Love, an evening of music about romance and relationships featuring everything from 16th-century madrigals to Broadway show tunes. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody. Tickets will be available at the theatre at 7 p.m., and cost $18 for adults and $10 for students. Info: Michelle at 604-944-1366. City of Port Moody hosts a fundraiser for the family of Charlene Reaveley, a mother of four who was killed in a car accident in February. Reaveley was a fitness instructor at the city’s recreation complex. The fundraiser runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and features a family bootcamp and preschool bootcamp, as well as live entertainment. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per family, with all proceeds going to the family. It will be held at the recreation complex turf field, at 300 Ioco Rd. For more information, call the city at 604-469-4558. Art Focus Artists’ Association holds its spring show and sale from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Outlet, 2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam. Admission is free, and show features a host of media by Tri-Cities artists. Trinity United Church holds a free spring community dinner at 5:30 p.m. at 2211 Prairie Ave. in Port Coquitlam. All singles, couples and families are welcome. Coquitlam Chorale presents its spring concert Lovely Earth, Earthly Love at 7:30 p.m. at Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Information: Michele 604-944-1366. Friends of Terry Fox Library hold a meet and mingle from 10 a.m. to noon at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., allowing residents to chat with local candidates running in the election. Information: 604927-7999. Our Lady of Lourdes Church hosts Les Échos du Pacifique in concert led by conductor Luke Mayba with Cindy Shih on piano accom-

Events paniment at 7:30 p.m. at landscape walk through the for students. Info: Michelle at 828 Laval Sq. in Coquitlam. Riverview Hospital grounds 604-944-1366. Tickets are $12, or $10 from 1 to 3 p.m., meeting Place des Arts opens for seniors and students. at the upper entrance to the registration for its Summer Information: 604-266-4699 or Henry Esson Young Building. Fun! art camps, which run lmayba@sd40.bc.ca. Guide Don Luxton will use for five weeks from July 4 to Coquitlam Inspiration historic photos to help parAug. 5 for kids ages five to Garden hosts Botanus, a local ticipants imagine Riverview’s 12 and youth ages 12 to 14. bulb company past, and will Registration may be done in Langley, for lead them by online at www.placedesarts.ca a workshop on lost streams and or in person at 1120 Brunette increasing colour the places where Ave., Coquitlam. events@thenownews.com in the garden facilities once TUESDAY, MAY 3 with summer associated with Vancouver Area Cycling bulbs from 10 Essondale and Coalition — Tri-Cities a.m. to noon. Workshop is $5 the Boys School were located. Committee meets at 7 p.m. and registration is required. Info: 604-290-9910, www. at the City Centre branch of Another workshop will follow bmn.bc.ca or www.rchs.org. the Coquitlam Public Library. on how to make a pizza pot. City of Coquitlam hosts Info: Simon at 604-464-8942. Information: www.coquitlam. a composting workshop at Eagle Ridge Hospital ca. its Inspiration Garden from Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. in Place Maillardville teams 10 to 11 a.m. The workshop the ParkLane Room of the up with SHARE Family requires registration, and hospital. For more informaand Community Services costs $10 per person. Info: tion, call the gift shop at 604Society to hold an English www.coquitlam.ca. 461-2022, Ext. 2901, and leave practice group from 9:30 Coquitlam Chorale pera message with your name to 11 a.m. at 1200 Cartier forms Lovely Earth, Earthly and phone number. Ave., Coquitlam. Interactive Love, an afternoon of music WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 conversation group is free about romance and relationand open to those 19 and ships featuring everything Kiddies Korner Preschool older. Information: Shae from 16th-century madrigals hosts an interactive session Viswanathan at 604-936to Broadway show tunes. on managing your child’s 3900, Ext. 161 or shae. The performance begins at anger, at 7 p.m. with Raj viswanathan@sharesociety.ca. 2 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre, Dhasi, who has a background 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody. as a school counsellor. Tickets SUNDAY, MAY 1 Tickets will be available at are $5 at the door. The preOur Lady of Lourdes the theatre at 1:30 p.m., and school is at 2211 Prairie Ave. Parish hosts a performance cost $18 for adults and $10 in PoCo. by the Ecumenical Concert Choir, which will present Reflective Sacred Music at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow at St. Anne’s Hall. What issues affect Admission is free, but goodwill offerings will be accepted toward the purchase of confessional boxes. The church is located at 828 Laval Sq. in Election opinions, key issues, Maillardville. Info: Evy at 604videos, blogs and photos. 524-5838 or Virgie at 604525-1333. Burke Mountain thenownews.com/news/decision-canada Naturalists host a heritage

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Measured in games, the road to a Provincial Cup title can’t be called a marathon — until you tag it on with a year’s worth of games. The Coquitlam Metro-Ford junior Wolves and Port Moody junior Gunners are nearing the late stages of their respective Doug Day Cup runs, entering this weekend’s quarterfinals. Expectations and challenges aside, the two clubs would like nothing better than to meet in a local showdown in the semifinal. But first, a pair of Vancouver Island squads present the biggest obstacles. Metro-Ford takes on Lakehill FC on Saturday, 2 p.m. at Dr. Charles Best Secondary, while the Gunners host Gordon Head, 4 p.m. Sunday at the Port Moody Town centre turf. Rick Horvath said his Wolves will attempt to maintain the same pace that got them past Vic West 5-0 in the opening round two weeks ago. “In our last game we came to the field and [Vic West] only showed up with 10 players but I didn’t want our team to know that,” the Coquitlam coach said. “Our defence was the key, as our backline continues to play amazingly.” Horvath has had to dip into the Metro-Ford farm system himself to fill some roles after a number of players moved up in February. He had six youth callups from the under-18 Ajax in uniform two weeks ago, and will count on them to provide more than just depth as long as the team can keep winning. Last year’s squad marched all the way to the final, prevailing 1-0 over Bays United. Horvath said that this year’s team may not have the same explosive offensive kingpin, Jovan Blagojevic, who now plays with the premier side, but it has a formidable defence that can meet the opposition’s attack head-on. “When it comes to the game they’re ready to go. Our defence is our backbone.” For Port Moody, a return to the Provincial Cup final after getting bumped in last year’s semifinal is the end goal.  CONT. ON PAGE 37, see WINS...

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Any butterflies fluttering in Rene Tosoni’s stomach were sent scattering when he lined the third pitch he saw into right field. The Port Coquitlam baseball player posted two hits in four at bats in his Major League Baseball debut Thursday in a noon-time game in Minneapolis, Minn. “He said he was more excited [before the game] than nervous, but I was definitely nervous,” said Whitney Tosoni of her husband’s debut Thursday. “It’s just so exciting and I can’t even put it into words.” Whitney was at her job in PoCo when she got a call

from her husband Wednesday. “I knew something was up because he wouldn’t call me at work unless it was important,” she recalled in an exclusive NOW phone interview from Minneapolis’ Target Field, just after the final out was recorded in the Twins’ 15-3 loss. “My heart was beating so fast when my boss called me over... It’s just amazing.” The one-time Coquitlam Reds shortstop was called up when the Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Delmon Young on the injured list. The 24-year-old began the season with Triple-A

Rochester, where he was hitting .286 with three home runs and 16 runs batted in 19 games. Although tagged with a fielding error in the third inning, the left fielder stepped into the batter’s box in the bottom of that inning and smacked the third pitch he saw from righthanded Jeremy Hellickson into right field. He popped out to third in the bottom of the fifth, and in his next at bat lined a 90-mile an hour fastball up the middle to score Michael Cuddyer for his first run batted in. Tosoni grounded out in his final at bat.

Langley proves to be handful for junior Adanacs Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com The circumstances were different and the results weren’t quite the same. The Coquitlam junior A Adanacs launched the 2011 B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League season with a pair of wins — one of the pretty variety, the other not so much. Wednesday’s home opener at the Sports Centre, a 7-6 decision over the Langley Thunder, qualifies as the latter. Coquitlam built up a 5-1 lead before the game was 27 minutes old, only to see a fiesty Thunder lineup rumble back and nearly steal the game in the third. A flurry of third period penalties gave Langley new life, as the Adanacs showed less restraint than the paparazzi at a Kate and Will night-out. Despite the two points, Adanacs head coach Curt Malawsky was disappointed in the result. “I think one of the biggest things for us is going to be consistency,” Malawsky said following Wednesday’ game. “That’s one of the hardest things in sports. We had a real good effort against New West and then we don’t have such a great one against Langley.” Wesley Berg’s tally 6:27 into the third proved to be the winner, but netminder Steve Fryer had to turn aside 12 shots to protect the lead. Langley cashed in three powerplay markers, cutting the deficit to one goal with less than five minutes to play. Travis Cornwall tallied three times, while Matt Dinsdale netted a pair. Trent Hawke added a single. In the season opener a day earlier in New West, the Adanacs looked sharp in a 9-4 win over the Bellies. Berg and Dinsdale counted two goals apiece. The lustre from that victory, however, was shortlived. “We’ve got to learn our systems right now,” Dinsdale said. “We’re getting a little away from it at the end of this game so we’ve got to stay consistent.” Coquitlam doesn’t play again until May 8 when Victoria comes to town. The Port Coquitlam Saints, meanwhile, kick off the season Sunday, 7 p.m. in Burnaby against the Lakers.

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The Centennial Centaurs stuck to their game plan and pulled out a hard-fought 3-1 triumph over the Terry Fox Ravens in senior girls soccer action. Deadlocked 1-1 midway through the second half, the Cents grabbed control on Gina Fabbro’s two late markers at the 72 and 78 minutes mark. Earlier, Olivia Aguiar had given the squad a 1-0 lead with a 20-yard blast. Drawing assists in the game were Nicole Foreman, Tamara Jaksa and Kayla Mobilio, while Danica Grasso anchored the defence.

It was Fox’s first loss of the season, to go with a win and four ties. With the win, Centennial kept pace with Dr. Charles Best, which trounced Heritage Woods 6-1. Leading the way was Ali Trenter with three goals, while Arianna Johnston netted a pair. Natalia Kaczmarek rounded out the all-forward offence. With just two games left in the regular season, the two Coquitlam rivals have little separating them, especially after the 3-3 pre-Easter break standstill. In that game, the Cents

broke a 1-1 tie with two goals midway through the second half. A persistent charge by Best ended up with the tie. In other action, the Gleneagle Talons fell 2-1 to Fraser Heights. Ally Mandley supplied the Talons goal, while steady efforts were turned in by Grade 9 Mel Touhey and Grade 11 Sara Kross. In an earlier league matchup, the Riverside Rapids built up a two-goal lead and hung on for a 2-1 win over Heritage Woods. Chloe Haner and Fiona Beales supplied the offence for Riverside.

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“I really think we’re just catching our stride,” assistant coach Bob Favelle noted on the club’s 2-1 win over Norvan two weeks ago. “By our standards we had an uneven season, but we’ve kind of turned a corner the last few months.” The Gunners, who copped the 2009 provincial crown, got a pair of tallies from Jack Livesy to advance to this week’s quarterfinal round. Livesy cashed in an early corner kick, then netted the eventual winner with just a handful of minutes left. Defenders Devin Kirk and Wahid

Mojaddidi helped shut down Norvan in a wellplayed battle. Neither club wants to look past this weekend’s tough test, but both relish a head-to-head battle. “I think it would be a great game, but we have to take care of Gordon Head first,” Favelle said. In other Provincial Cup action, the PoCo Castilians host West Van 4 p.m. Saturday at Gates turf in Reeve Street Park in the masters division quarterfinal.

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ABOVE THE FRAY: Dr. Charles Best midfielder Dayn McGregor, left, battles Gleneagle’s Kayla Demsey for the ball during a recent senior girls soccer contest.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Though deep sexual, financial and health themes arise in May, a strong and lucky accent remains on relationships, marriage, business partnerships, fame and public relations, contracts and negotiations, litigation, relocation and opportunities in general. You’re cautious, 2010 to late 2012 – that’s good, but caution seldom grabs the prize. You have to leap, too. You know there’s at least one thing or person to leap to, and of course, reasons to and not to. My advice: Leap. A love affair, pregnancy, new financial picture, new domicile, even new country could result. Wow – life! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Though most of the luck and action of your life remain in the machinery, work and health realm, that won’t last past June. May brings intriguing meetings, partnership proposals, dealings with others, new contacts – and, perhaps, ideas/visions of new places you’d like to be, either across the globe or up the ladder of success. Maintain your equilibrium and sense of diplomacy this month, don’t fight or argue. Realize some of the new urges and new contacts that arise now hint at, might even develop into, the huge, lucky opportunities that arrive this June to June 2012. (Hints Monday.) Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Powerful luck, trends, movement, change still affect your romantic, creative, child-oriented, pleasure-seeking, speculative and sports zones (to June 4), but another trend moves in through May: Work. Work, health, machinery, duties, all that good stuff. As these don’t combine that well, usually, I’d split my time between them. Keep your eye on that quiet, deep long-term goal, too. Monday brings work success. Life’s filled with opportunities Wednesday noon to Friday noon – if you know how to co-operate, to accent another’s needs/desires. Soon, a major work project!

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May 1 - 7 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead successfully combine security and expansion. Although romance,creativity,speculation and pleasure are accented in May, your luck in real estate, home, security, retirement, “Mother Nature” and similar zones continues strongly – but only to early June. If you’ve been hesitating about buying (repairing, renovating) that home or starting that retirement fund or garden, or about having a child, you should act soon. (One exception: real estate might be luckier if you wait until after May 10.) Romance Tuesday. Tackle chores midweek to Friday. Diplomacy, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Pay attention to your “base,” especially Monday/Tuesday – family members, home, security, these deserve attention all month. You might have frequent visitors, or be travelling around town a lot, texting or phoning – but as the weeks pass, this travel and talk gently subside, to bring you, by June, into a year of quiet, peaceful domestic bliss. Or luck, at least, for some homebased friction will exist, mid-May through June. Romance and/or creativity, games and gambles pull you Wednesday to Friday. A Gemini might be involved. All’s fine! Chores, Saturday. Rest, nap all week. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is a pretty smooth, easy week – though Saturday (May 7) might be a little frustrating or rocky. The accent lies on short trips, acquaintances, siblings, paperwork, details, messaging. Be curious, follow your nose. Since money matters are still blessed (into early June) the best course would be to use this communications and fact-oriented period in the pursuit of money, to communicate with clients or potential employers, VIPs, etc. (Monday is good for this.) Your home life, family, security and diet (nutrients) gain importance Wednesday-Friday: Good results! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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PETS & LIVESTOCK

3507

Cats

3508

5040 4530

Dogs

SHEPHERD/BORDER COLLIE cross. 7 weeks old. Had first shots. Cute and playful. Ready to go, $225.- 604-796-9885

Travel Destinations

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT house avail June, July, Aug & Sept. 3 br, 2 full bath, large living & dinning rm, linens, fully equip’d kitchen, huge deck, fp, canoes, priv. dock. $1,500/wk (1 family). 604-922-6101 or 604-788-6944.

PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, heath guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-771-4452 SHIH TZU BIJON pups, 1st shots, dewormed, ready, family raised, non shed, $575 firm. 588-5195

RAGDOLL KITTENS, males, 1st shot, worming, raised underfoot, post trained. $450. 604-581-2772

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

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Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

5005

YORKIE X CHIHAUHAU, 8 wks old, paper trained, 1st shots, vet checked, $600. 604-931-1164

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Horses

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

CLEAN HOG FUEL $250+ / truckload, delivered. 13 units. Call 604-307-4607

INCOME TAX

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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.

604-842-7730

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Financial Services

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program

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5040

Metaphysical

SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, dewormed, 4 fem, sable, fam raised. $695. 604-526-9943

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5075

Mortgages

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, the leader in fresh fruit with bouquets hand sculpted to look like flowers, all natural smoothies and drinks, fruit salads and chocolate dipped fruit; has immediate franchise opportunities in B.C. Join the company named one of the top 10 franchises for your money in 2011. Become an Edible Arrangements franchisee today. Ph: (888) 727-4258 eafranchise.com

Gadry Consultation

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Business Opps/ Franchises

Money to Loan

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$20, 30,,000 20,000 $30 How About

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If you own a home, we can help. If youisown property Your credit/age/income not an issue. Capital Direct can Independent lenders since 1969.help.

CALL 604-430-1498 1-800-NEW-LOAN

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$20, 20,000 $30, 30,000 How About

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Could you use$$30k or even $300k?

If you own a home, we can help. If youisown property Your credit/age/income not an issue. Capital Direct can Independent lenders since 1969.help.

CALL 604-430-1498 1-800-NEW-LOAN

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

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WE BUY HOMES IN ANY CONDITION NO SIGNS OR OPEN HOUSES Call 604- 250-9007 www.t-rahproperties.com

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491

6008-30

Surrey

GUILDFORD, SRY, Brand New. The Max. 900sf, 2 BR & Den, 7 appls, 2 sec prkg. $308,000. By Owner, Albert 604-250-3395

WHY RENT? $159,900 2BR ground floor condo in the Newton area. New carpet, ceramic tile, freshly painted , s/s appls, 2 under cover parkng. 778-865-0284

RENTALS Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BR, 1180 Landsdowne Dr. $895 up, carpets, drapes, balc./ patio, outdoor pool, tennis crt, NO PET. nr Coq Ctre. Avail now or June 1st. 604-942-2865 1 BR. N. West. by Moody Park, $775 incl prkg, heat, storage, ns, np, refs. June 1, 604-786-3488

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Apt/Condos

SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave, Bby, Highgate, 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. 604-524-4720 SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate Lrg 2 BR’s. Rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. ★ 604-526-5584 N. WEST Bach apt w/sep bdrm & 2 BR apt, $630 & up. Near Douglas Coll, skytrain, balcony. N/S, N/P, n/d. 604-839-8156.

1117 Ridgeway Ave. large bright 1 Br @ $800, incl heat hot water, cat ok, ns, avail now, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941

MOVE-IN BONUS

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

uSELLaHOME.com

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack 2.5yr old 2967sf 3 storey 4 br 2.5ba w/suite potnl $417,900 798-2511 id5344 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361id4714 Langley Open House Sun 1-4, 20827-43A ave. immaculate 2872sf 5br 2.5ba home, quiet cul-de-sac $669K 534-0852 id5318 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 306-931-3939 id5234 Sry Tynehead on Greenbelt 3600sf 5br 4.5ba 1/2ac GD lot $930K 575-7311 id5350

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Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 3.19/min. 1-900-783-3800 truepsychics.ca

Could You Use

PROVEN CHOCOLATE Lab for Stud. He is our family dog. Dad was a service dog, mom a hunter. Big bodied, block head. $500 604-309-6506

5070

Money to Loan

Call 1-866-690-3328

Could you use$$30k or even $300k?

MIN PIN, F, red, 8 wk, dewclawed & tails, vet ✔, incls pup pack, friendly. $650. 604-719-4404

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604.777.5046

Personal & Business Tax Bookkeeping, GST/HST Payroll & Remittances Prepared by certified professional Call Zhaleh Nangir Accounting & Tax Services

Could You Use

LAB PUPS yellow & black, male/ female, vet checked. $550. Phone 604-701-1587

Legal Services

Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

4060

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

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INCOME TAXES

BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg, vet chk’d, reputable breeder & exc pedigree. 1-604-794-3786

Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

778-800-9518

BLACK LAB, P/B, 3 male pups, 8 weeks, vet chk, shots, dewormed, $550, fam. raised, 604-794-0164

CKC CHOC lab puppies, vet checked micro chipped. Ready to go $650. Phone 604-997-5504

Business Opps/ Franchises

✔Do you Own a Car? ✔Borrow up to $10000.00 ✔No Credit Checks! ✔Cash same day, local office

BERNESE MTN. Dog pups, 2 males available, 1st shots, vet checked, $1000, 604-823-0097

BRUSSELS GRIFFON pups, non shedding, monkey faced, small home raised, can view parents $900. 604-463-5316

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $19,000 down $1,940/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6508

Apt/Condos

BBY/COQ. BROOKSIDE 2 BR, 7 appls, f/p, sec prkg, storage. Near sfu, skytrn, mall. Avail Jun 1. $1100. NS/NP. 778-891-8772 COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now orJun1 , heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 Br $720, 2 Br $820. Incl h/w, bldg W/D. Nr transit. 778-865-6696

Bach $704 1 Bdrm $810 2 Bdrm $1040

AMBER (W)

COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

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

CALYPSO COURT

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

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

RENTALS 604-931-7376 rentals@capreit.net

ARBOUR GREENE

www.caprent.com

MOVE-IN BONUS CYPRESS GARDENS 1114 HOWIE ST. COQUITLAM

1 bedrooms starting at $804

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

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358 2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR & 2 BR Apartments Available

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access

604 - 941 - 7721

New Westminster

Sunday, 2 - 4pm at 1202 - 7 Ave. 5 BR (3 BR upper + 2 BR legal suite. $1000/mo rent). 2313 sq ft. $640,000. Karim Juma, Royal Le Page City Centre, 604-678-9143

6020-46

S. Surrey/ White Rock

SOUTH SRY. 170/20. 2400sf home on .89 acres. Sub-division potential. Build your dream home! $840,000. Albert 604-250-3395

6035

Mobile Homes

SRY, 7850 King George Blvd. Looking for a beautiful dbl wide under $80,000? 55+ adult park. Pet ok. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

6050

Out Of Town Property

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo, $0 down - 0 Interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! Pre-recorded msg 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

6065

Recreation Property

MISSION - LAKE FRONT starting from $78,800. 60 mins from Vancouver. Park Georgia Rlty Lisa Hughes • 604-931-7227

6508

Apt/Condos

Large bright 1 br $785, 2br $1050. New reno Incl heat, hw dw np, 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

612 CLARKE ROAD

401 Westview St, Coq

6020-22

BBY, Lghd Mall. Bach, $700 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, Apr 1. 604-779-3882

office: 604- 936-3907

COQUITLAM

Houses - Sale

Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

6020

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

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

GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077 NEW WEST 1 BR, nr Justice Institute, lam flrs, w/d, rent to own possible, n/s, 2 balc, Avail May 15. $835. 604-433-3113

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

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

MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636

www.montecitotowers.com

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Apt/Condos

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST 2 br 1 bath, all appls, balcony, 1 prkg, McBride & Sangster, behind McDonalds, great shopping, good transit, quiet bldg, $1350. Lease Pat 604-916-0098

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 Cozy 1 BR Penthouse, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $750. Avail Now. 604-783-6003

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

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

NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, Call 604 299-8288

Managed by Colliers International

VILLA MARGARETA

NEW WEST. Quiet 1 BR, g/lvl. Nr Moody Park. $700/mo + utils. 604-591-3628 or 604-517-5593

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

NEW WEST. RENO’ed 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $795 & $1050. 604-724-8353

320-9th St, New West

CALL 604 715-7764

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

6508

Apt/Condos

SUNSET PARK 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

Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

6590

Rooms

BBY N room in house, bath & kit. Nr Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $420 incl hyd/cbl/net, w/d, Ns/np. May 1. 604-438-7341

6595

BBY N. Georgia/Springer. 2 BR bsmt, own W/D. May 1. $1100 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-299-6976

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

BBY N. Lrg 3 BR upper flr. Nr SFU all amens. $1450 incl util, sh’d w/d. N/s, n/p. 604-420-7998

ROOM WITH a View, in a house, incls util/cbl/ph/wd, $450/mo. Avail May 1. N/P, 604-315-6611

Suites/Partial Houses

6510

Co-ops

BBY, 14 Ave/2nd St. 1 BR, grd/lvl. $700/mo incl hydro. Shared w/d. Ns/np. May 1. 604-802-4492

NORTH BURNABY:

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available Now. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

7 appls, parking, storage, $1350. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS / NP.

604- 983- 8046

RIVERS INLET Apartments

SKYLINE TOWERS 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

BONSOR APTS 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.

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

(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail May 1. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012 coquitlampropertyrentals.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.

Pine Ridge Housing Co-op has opened its wait list for 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouses, $913 & $1072 with a $2,800 and $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 Ctee.

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY Metrotown 3 BR bsmt home, deck, garage, workshop. Av now. $1500. NS/NP. 604-327-3855

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

BBY NORTH, 3 BR house, 1.5 bath, all appls, lrg rec rm, carport, lrg yrd. Nr BCIT, SFU, transit. $1450. Avail now. 604-299-2161

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

COQ New Horizon, 3BR, 1900sf, 2 lvls, new appls, nr schls, ns/np, Av now. $1800/mo. 604 760-6372

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

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

Time to Get Your Own Place? Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online!

FOR RENT

1-BEDROOM A PT. Move in tomorrow. Affor dable monthly rent.

POCO 3 BR Rancher, 2 f/bath, w/d, big f/yard. $1350. By bus. Av May 15 Pet ok. 604-522-3100 POCO, 3BDRM, FULLBATH, Insuite W/D, Grdlvl, Sep.entry, NS/ NP, $1100+1/3 util 604-945-6256

POCO NR Coquitlam Centre, 4bdrm, 2 ba, 2600 sf, avail now, $1,600+util, ref, 604-312-8388 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M 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 *RENT TO OWN*

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Mortgage helper. Walk to all Schools and other amenities. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

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Miscellaneous Rentals

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

Go to http://classified.van.net or call 604-444-3000.

BBY DEER LAKE, 2 BR g/lvl ste, $1050 incls utils, huge yard, nr bus, small pets ok, 604-551-5123

BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000 incl utils, shared w/d, Immed. 604-438-1790 COQ. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Private w/d & entry. Full bath. N/s, n/p. $975/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677

604 939-0944

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

NEW WEST

Suites/Partial Houses

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

6602

6602

6565

Office/Retail Rent

POCO RETAIL 1236sf, $3200, 2569 Shaughnessy St. Air cond, exc loc acreoss from City Hall. Jun 1. Bill Evans 604-836-2494

BBY, HIGHGATE. Spacious 1 BR + den. F/bath, sh’d w/d, f/yard. Nice area! Suits 1. Ns/np. $700 incl hydro. May 1. 604-522-6525

BBY N. Brand new, lrg 1 BR, priv W/D. SS appl. F/yard. $975 + ¼ utils. Now. Ns/np. 604-261-3999

COQ CTR. Very clean, big 1 BR. Shared laundry. Ns/np. $750/mo incl utils/internet. Avail June 1st. Near bus route. 604-464-1085 COQ DEWDNEY/MARINER area g/lvl 2 BR ste, 5 appls, newer home, n/s, n/s. $850 +1/3 utils. May 15. 1 yr lease. 604-942-7806

N. WEST. 8th Ave/2nd St. Reno’d 1 BR, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $700 incl util. Suits 1. Jun 1. 604-818-5141 POCO, NORTHSIDE. 2 BR, g/lvl. Gas f/p, garage, priv entry. $800. Ns/np. May 15th. 604-942-9725

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

PT MDY. Bright 1 BR grnd lev, Gas f/p, priv W/D. $700/mo incls all utils. NS/NP. 604-936-4815

6605

Townhouses Rent

6605

Townhouses Rent

PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse, $830, quiet-family complex, no pets call 604-464-0034.

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

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. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

Call 604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

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.

LANGLEY. 2780 sq. ft. main floor warehouse plus 600 sf mezzanine. Front office and rear grade loading with 90’ turning radius! $7.25/sf. Ben Gauer, Royal LePage Ben Gauer & Associates, 604-644-0273 or 604-581-3838

7010

Personals

EXOTIC FRENCH MAIDS. Hot stone massage in sexy uniforms Sunday Special 604-217-2224

Angel Massage Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

full body rub • sauna & steam Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

604-294-8038 604-355-8038

Contact 604-939-0221

402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby

woodland@rentmidwest.com

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

8125

Gutters

Fencing/Gates

DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604-520-7792 Timberlandforestproducts.com

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

8130

PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN For Homes or Businesses. Call Dave at 778-386-3844

Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

8155

Landscaping

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

8160

Lawn & Garden

Best Service! Best Price! Hardwood, Laminate & Tiles. Repair & Refinish. 604-783-4615

8125

Gutters

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800

• Spring Yard Clean Up • Lawn Maintenance and Gardening • Hedge and Tree Trimming • Cedar Fencing • Fully Insured • BBB Member

Lawn & Garden

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Aeration • Lawn Repairs • Gardening

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

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Free Est. 604-779-6978

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

COQUITLAM

604-537-4140

email:

alljobs@telus.net

LANDCAPING LTD.

❏ SPRING CLEAN-UP ❏ Yard Maintenance ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Weeding ❏ Retaining Walls ❏ Lawn Cuttng Contracts Insured. Guaranteed. John: 604-464-8700 or 778-867-8785

Park’s Landscaping

Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 27 years exp.

604-518-3571

★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

8185

A Semi Retired Tradesman Small Renovations & Repairs, Crown Moldings & Finishing. Richard, 604-377-2480 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

8160

WE CUT GRASS since 1988! Lawn Maint. Monthy rates/contracts. Reasonable rates. NO HST. Fred 604-614-8498 or Bill 604-939-2274

Handyperson

Century Hardwood Floors

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Lawn & Garden

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8090

8160

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

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

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302

BEST RATE MOVING

ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

Starting $30/ hour Licensed & Insured

HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cut •Power Rake •Trim •Weed & more ★ 604-317-5328

Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates!

• Local & Long Distance • Avail. 24/7 incl. holidays • Seniors Discount • Delivery to/from YVR Airport

604-787-8061

MONTY J’S MOVING

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

www.atclandscape.com

604-720-2853

SAM’S Gardening SERVICE Lawn & Garden Care, Hedge Trims, Clean-up. 604-603-2341

CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488

THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

Ask about our Spring Specials! www.MontyJsMoving.com

Call 604-710-5253

AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Home Services

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Moving & Storage

8220

Plumbing

8020

Blinds & Draperies

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA

PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096 Magic Star Painting

Spring Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 279 $359 Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

778-317-1256•604-451-0225

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

8035 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

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421

Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Pressure Washing: Roofs, Houses, Driveways, etc Gutter Cleaning & Repairs.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808

grantshomemaintenance@shaw.ca

SMART CLEANING Janitorial, Pressure Washing, Window Cleaning. 604-862-9797 FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848

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

604-724-3832

DANN DECORATING

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

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665

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 ALL SEASON PAINTING

• Interior & Exterior • WCB & Liability Insurance • 20 Years Experience • 10% Seniors’ Discount

Call 604-880-2502

www.allseasonpainting.ca #1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 31 yrs exp. Spring Special Ext/Int. Call 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

942-5394

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

menunderpressure.ca Powerwashing & Gutters Free Quote, Low Cost Chris 604-720-8472

Poppa & Sons Ultimate Pressure Washing. Driveways, Decks, Sidewalks, Siding, Free Est. Wayne 604 671-9524

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS

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

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

MAN WITH TRUCK available for rubbish removal, moving and deliveries. Todd 604-765-9684

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items are included. 604-936-8583

8250

Roofing

B-Cheema Roofing Ltd.

discount CCall all nnow, ow, get get 5% 5% d iscount

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

Call Paul (604) 722-3600

8073

Drainage

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

Free Estimates AllTypes Types of All of Roofing Roofing& & Repairs Repairs

bcheemaroofing.ca bcheemaroofing.ca

Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Skylights Gutters Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems All work Guaranteed! Family owned & operated since 1989

(604) 299-8131

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

8075

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Call Bill

604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

Drywall

CANWEST CABINETRY

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

Save Money on Manufacturer Direct! Quality Custom Kitchens & Baths New • Renos • Refacing • Closets Entertainment Units & more! Free Estimates 604-328-0611

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

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

JENCO

CONSTRUCTION

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

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

Electrical

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

PRP RENOVATIONS Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters ★ Small jobs welcome ★ Insured, WCB

604-764-0399

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

2009 FORD Mustang V6 Coupe; 25000 km; Black; Pony package w/45th Anniversary side badges & white tape strip; many after market extras incl leather seats; racing 18' black/silver 5 spoke rims and new tires; GPS & blue tooth system & much more. Call Dave 604-819-0213.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

8315

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

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

8335

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2004 JAYCO 10ft Tent Trailer, fully loaded, sleeps 8, good cond. Asking $6500 obo. 604-524-4778 2006 FLEETWOOD BAYSIDE, sleeps 8-10, fully loaded, very large, $9500. 604-591-1452

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

#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 $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

8.3 CUMMINS Diesel pusher, 36ft, 80,000 mi, loaded. $32,900. Take trade + cash. 604-539-0506

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067

Window Cleaning

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

9125

Domestic

A division of Coquitlam Chrysler Dodge Jeep.

• • • • • •

Sports & Imports

604 628 9044

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

E

1991 MAZDA Miata 5 spd, 210K, new time belt, air cared, $3500, D9921 Abbty. 1-877-855-6522

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

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

2H

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

9160

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

Tiling

RENEW KITCHEN & Baths. Tile, slate, marble, granite, pools. 15 yr exp. Free ests 604-773-2264

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

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

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

8309

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

DB WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Building Siding Cleaning Registered & Insureed Residential/Commercial 604-376-7842

NTEED GUARAHR. 1- AL! V APPRO

db.windowcleaning@yahoo.com

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-420-4800

GOOD CREDIT? BAD CREDIT? NO PROBLEM! $1 CASH 000 With E ver

BACK

y Auto

Loan!

OVER $13 MILLION IN INVENTORY! APPLY ONLINE NOW

1-866-385-8502

*All financing on approved credit. DL #7557

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

HOMEFIX ELECTRICAL DIVISION

Contract # 102055 200 Amp Service Upgrades Spring Special $1800 Free est. Ins. 25 yrs exp. For All Your Reno Needs!

604-725-5371

604-562-5934

Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

604-916-7729 JEFF

8080

8300

Fully Insured Fully Insured

Quality work by Qualified Professionals.

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

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

9145

Domestic

782-2474

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567

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

9125

604-RUBBISH

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

AUTOMOTIVE

Rubbish Removal

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

Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761

Since 1983

Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

8255

Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

Insured/WCB

Interior/Exterior Specialist

Renovations & Home Improvement

WWW.RENORITE.COM

778-997-9582

D&M PAINTING

8240

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Residential / Commercial and Industrial Wiring / Maintenance No Job Too Big or Small Licensed, Bonded & Insured Contractor # 50123

Call Rod at 778-835-8319 ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank Trimax Roofing Ltd. Re & new roof, repairs, WCB, Ins. Will beat any written price! 604-856-4999

8255

Rubbish Removal

1 Click.

1. Go to thenownews.com/autofind 2. Search by STOCK# 3. Get details & photos of cars you choose

2 Drive.

Contact the dealer, check out your new ride and drive home. Easy, right?

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

Top Tier Electrical Inc. Comm/Res renos & construction. Adam 604-773-4313 Lic #104540 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Two Easy Steps to Finding a Pre-Owned Vehicle

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

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

www.thenownews.com/autofind


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Friday, April 29, 2011

CHOOSE A STRONG GOVERNMENT

UNSTABLE STABLE GOVERNMENT COALITION ✔ Strong Economy ✔ Lower Taxes ✔ Tough on Crime

✔ More Elections ✔ Higher Taxes ✔ Unstable Parliament

MONDAY MAY 2

Elect

Re-elect

In New Westminster - Coquitlam & Port Moody, elect

In Port Moody - Westwood - Port Coquitlam, re-elect

DIANA

JAMES

DILWORTH

MOORE

www.dianadilworth.ca

www.jamesmoore.org

604.525.2003

Authorized by the Official Agent for the Diana Dilworth and James Moore campaigns.

604.461.6222

Coquitlam Now April 29 2011  

Coquitlam Now April 29 2011

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