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Wal-Mart pegged as PoCo tenant Jennifer McFee and Maria Rantanen editorial@thenownews.com Wal-Mart could be opening its first store in the Tri-Cities as early as next spring. The City of Port Coquitlam, recently received a development permit application from Onni, naming Wal-Mart as the major tenant for a new largeformat retail building. The proposed location is in the Dominion Triangle, west of the Pitt River Bridge below a future extension of Nicola Avenue and west of a future extension of Fremont Street. Onni project co-ordinator Pierre Laross said the company expects the development to be finished in about a year. Onni is developing about 300,000 square feet of retail space and two towers in Fremont Village. Laura Lee Richard, PoCo’s development services director, said large-format retail land-use properties usually attract businesses like WalMart, Home Depot, Costco or Canadian Tire. While the development application states the tenant is Wal-Mart, in the end, the property owner makes the decision on who to rent to, Richard said. Mayor Greg Moore said, regardless of whether it’s WalMart or another big-box store, the development will bring additional services to the area. “That site was key in developing the rest of the Dominion Triangle because with the development comes added services — bringing roads and water and sewer and all of the utilities out to the Dominion Triangle, which will then allow all of the other property owners to develop as well,” Moore said.

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Naturalists trash waste incineration Garbage diversion included in plan, but residuals are sticking point: mayor Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Trash incineration was a burning issue at Port Coquitlam’s council meeting Monday night. Elaine Golds of the Burke Mountain Naturalists weighed in on Metro Vancouver’s draft solid waste management plan, which seeks ways to deal with the 3.4 million tonnes of garbage and recyclables produced annually by the region’s residents and businesses. The target of the plan is to increase the regional diversion rate to 70 per cent from the current average of 55 per cent. But for the remaining trash, Gold stressed incineration is the wrong way to go. By reducing waste overall and keeping compostables out of the residual waste system, there will be no need for costly incineration plans, she said. “Our main concern with incineration is it would

actually be a threefold increase in greenhouse gas emissions from burning garbage. … We just don’t see that that’s acceptable or sustainable,” Golds said. “This is surely a step in the wrong direction.” These calculations include both biogenic and fossil fuel sources of greenhouse gas emissions, she added. “Mother Nature’s rules are that all carbon dioxide emissions will contribute to global warming, so we have to stop emissions from burning waste,” Golds said. “It’s true we could derive some energy from burning garbage, but in B.C. our electricity is essentially greenhouse gas free. It’s soon going to be completely greenhouse gas free, so it doesn’t make any sense to burn garbage to generate electricity. Burning garbage is worse than burning coal. “And as for heat, we could get some, but we don’t need the heat year round, so a lot of it would be wasted.” Golds also stressed that society needs to support

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Port Coquitlam residents came out in droves for the annual May Day Rotary Parade Saturday. Clockwise from top left, Falun Gong practitioners put on a drum procession. PoCo Mayor Greg Moore warms up the crowd during the community block party. Sisters Julia and Angelina Johnston represent PoCo Minor Softball. The Seaforth Highlanders pipe their way along PoCo streets, led by a flagbearer. Denis Richards and Kent Hellsten serve up kettle corn during the block party. Karon Fuson (centre) blooms as the Floral Revelry Florist.

Happy May Day! Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Sunshine and fun times were the theme last week at the 87th annual May Day celebrations in Port Coquitlam. Crowds lined the streets Saturday for the May Day parade, which showcased nearly 100 entries including community floats, marching bands and more. Saturday also featured the May Day

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Spaces remain for parents seeking full-day kindergarten Stories by Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Spaces are still available to enrol in full-day kindergarten, set to launch in nearly two dozen schools across the Tri-Cities in September. The Ministry of Education allotted 887 spaces in the new program to School District 43. The original plan was to divide those spaces among 20 schools this fall. However, assistant superintendent Dan Derpak said three additional schools will now be added to the list: Ranch Park, Pleasantside and Pinetree Way elementaries. As well, additional spaces have been added at Mountain View, Westwood and Moody elementaries due to increased enrollment. Assistant superintendent Maureen Dockendorf outlined how schools were selected to launch the first phase of classes. “It was directed by the ministry to ensure that those schools

were schools where no daycare, no preschool, no early childhood programs would be displaced,” Dockendorf told trustees last week. “Secondly, we worked really hard to make sure that there was no school programming that was going to be displaced this year. Thirdly, we took a look at what neighbourhoods we could establish full-day care to really ensure that we gave additional support to vulnerable families. That was our original criteria.” Ministry-designed modular units will house the program at schools that don’t have enough room, Dockendorf added. “We are very excited to tell you they are fully equipped with miniature toilets, lights, bathrooms, and it will just be an exciting place to be,” she said. District 43 announced in January that full-day kindergarten will also be available this September at Alderson, Baker Drive, Birchland, Cape Horn, Cedar Drive, Central, Coquitlam River, James Park, Kilmer, Mary Hill, Meadowbrook, Miller Park, Nestor, Rochester (English program only), Roy Stibbs, Seaview

PoCo approves greenhouse gas targets

Port Coquitlam residents will be urged to make greener choices to help the city reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. As mandated by the provincial government, Port Coquitlam is amending its official community plan to include policies to reduce emissions. PoCo aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by eight per cent across the community by 2017, based off the 2007 emission levels. Laura Lee Richard, direc-

tor of development services, said changes must be made to buildings and businesses, as well as on a personal level. “We need to ensure that our residents are going to be walking more, cycling more, using transit and reducing the amount of water, electricity, natural gas and other sources of non-renewable energy,” Richard said. “We don’t have easy answers as to how we’re going to be able to achieve this.”

First three readings of the amendment passed unanimously Monday night. Coun. Mike Forrest, chair of the city’s environmental enhancement committee, supported the changes but expressed concerns about their implementation. “It’s obvious to me that this is a monumental change in behaviour in the community that I don’t think at this point in time is forthcoming,” Forrest. “I would be very sur-

prised if we are able to meet the challenge.” Coun. Darrell Penner said a societal shift will be needed to achieve this goal. “Most people embrace change, unless of course it affects them, and then they don’t want it,” Penner said.

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Coquitlam hosts firefighter fitness challenge Sunday John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com Firefighters from Coquitlam and across Canada will be running a charitable gauntlet this weekend. The Coquitlam Fire and Rescue, in conjunction with the Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society, will play host to the Pacific Regional FireFit Championships Friday, May 14 through until Sunday, May 16. Set to be held in the parking lot of Coquitlam Centre, the event is a type of jobrelated competition that is based on common tasks and techniques used while firefighters are on the clock. “Coquitlam Fire was looking for a nice, big event for the community to raise money for charity,” said Coquitlam firefighter Craig Stewart. “Plus, we’re going to be out there in the community showing off the trucks and showcasing what our department does. It gives us a chance to show families how it all works.” The event will include a number of skillbased and physically demanding events, with competitors carrying 20-kilogram hoses up stairs and makeshift towers, as well as carrying 75-kilogram dummies — used to replicate a human — for upwards of 30 metres. All told, there are six events and the competition features both individual entries and groups, all fully equipped with the additional weight of firefighting gear. “It’s called the toughest two minutes in sports,” Stewart said Though official entries have yet to start trickling in, Stewart said firefighters from as far away as Toronto will likely join in the festivities with firefighters from Port Moody, Delta, Vancouver and Chilliwack. Five members of Coquitlam Fire and Rescue will compete in the individual events, while 10 others — including Stewart — will round out Coquitlam’s involvement in the group entries. Organizers anticipate somewhere between

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The weekend will also feature an antique car display and two of the department’s antiques: a 1952 LaFrance fire truck and the “Grey Ghost,” a fire truck-ambulance hybrid used by emergency crews in the 1950s and 1960s. All of the proceeds from the weekend’s events will be divvied up at the end the year,

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Please just give HST facts Re: “No HST lesson needed, thanks,” letter to the editor, Friday, May 7. As the hoopla over the HST continues around this province, I have been scouring newspapers and the Internet to try and better understand the pros and cons of this tax. I have found very little concrete information. Media outlets have done a good job of To The covering the HST protesters and their campaign to “Axe the Tax,” but they have not done a good job of providing the people with all the facts from both sides. Frequently I have heard misinformation spread by the protesters, but never do the media take the time to correct this misinformation.

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Information critical to protecting kids Call it arrogance, call it incompetence or call it calculating cynicism. Call it what you may, but the Liberal government may have reached a new depth. We won’t even beat them up over the Kash Heed story last week. Watching that unfold, or refold as the case may be, was yet another reminder of major-league bungling. But what is far more disturbing is the news that B.C.’s child-welfare watchdog is taking the provincial government to court in an effort to get access to cabinet documents so she can complete one of her audits. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday saying she has exhausted all reasonable alternatives for getting the information. The Liberals introduced legislation Thursday that would limit her ability to access such documents in the future and also work retroactively back as far as March 2007. Children’s Minister Mary Polak dismissed the petition as “unfortunate” and a “waste of scarce resources.” She contends that the issue is not whether Turpel-Lafond’s office has the right to read such documents, but whether she can disclose them publicly in her reports. In a sense, Polak is right: it is a waste of resources when the government could just provide the information. To withhold documents makes the government appear as though it’s trying to avoid revealing potentially embarrassing ministerial actions or inaction. We say if you really care about the kids, you’ll want the person who is in charge of trying to help children have the widest-ranging reach and ability to expose problems — either in political office or outside the political arena. Without that kind of freedom, there is no true independent advocate for children’s rights in this province.

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Special prosecutor system needs tweaking A had him removed. lot has been said and written about the train This is nonsense. To take such action would be to wreck that has become the Kash Heed affair, directly inject the politicians into the non-partisan, but some of the most misplaced comments objective decision-making process that governs how have had to do with our unique process of investipoliticians are dealt with in the court system. gating cases of alleged criminal activity that come The head of the criminal justice branch, Bob near our political system. Gillen, takes no direction from his political masFor the past 20 years or so, B.C. has used a ters on such matters, and rightly so. He consults “special prosecutor” system to ensure there is no with the Law Society of B.C. on special prosecutor perception of political favouritism when it comes to deciding whether a politician — or someone close to appointments, not with elected officials like the attorney general or anyone else in cabinet. a politician — is to be charged with any offence. Still, the Heed episode has exposed It has worked rather effectively since a potential flaw in the system. Should its inception. It failed spectacularly lawyers who make financial donations in the Heed case, but only because of (or whose firms make such donations) a wrong-headed decision by the man to any political party be allowed to be appointed to be the special prosecuappointed special prosecutors? tor. (Lawyer Terence Robertson failed This hasn’t really been a problem to disclose that his law firm had made in the past, but then again no one has a financial contribution to Heed’s elecraised it as an issue before. To say there tion campaign, a clear-as-day conflict of View From is an automatic conflict over a party interest.) The Ledge donation is a bit tenuous (even NDP jusBut the ongoing fallout over the affair Keith Baldrey tice critic Leonard Krog agrees it’s not has raised some important questions and a clear-cut situation), but the issue does may lead to some necessary “tweaking” need addressing. of the system, as Attorney General Mike de Jong has Another issue that has arisen is the length of time characterized the situation. some special prosecutors take to make either a deciHowever, whatever changes occur should not sion when it comes to laying charges, or actually trample on the core principle of the system: namely prosecuting the case at hand. that the attorney general does not exert control or Two glaring examples of this kind of delayed juseven influence on any special prosecutor. tice stick out like sore thumbs. Liberal MLA John Some NDP MLAs have suggested that, in the Les has been in political limbo for two years now, Heed case, the government should have checked out forced to resign from cabinet after it was revealed he Robertson early on and informed the criminal juswas being investigated over land deals in his home tice branch (which actually is in charge of appointtown of Chilliwack. ing special prosecutors) of his apparent conflict and

That is an unacceptably long time to essentially leave a public figure twisting in the wind, unsure of his personal future. Surely a special prosecutor can work quicker than that. The second case of delayed justice is the trial stemming from the raid on the B.C. legislature back in 2003. This has seen three young political aides put their lives and careers on hold, as the special prosecutor has from time to time failed to make timely disclosure of evidence to the defence. So if changes are indeed made to the special prosecutor system, who initiates them? It can’t be the attorney general or the provincial cabinet that drives the bus here. Either the criminal justice branch itself implements new guidelines, or perhaps it is time to have a review of the system conducted by an independent party. Perhaps a legal authority from outside the province, with no ties to any political party, could be asked to conduct the review. Or the man whose recommendations led to the creation of the system in the first place could be asked to step in. That would be former provincial ombudsman Stephen Owen. The fact that he is also a former federal Liberal MP may taint him in the eyes of some, but I think he’d be a credible choice. In any case, the special prosecutor system is not broken, not by a long shot. But it may need that tweaking to ensure its credibility survives in the long run. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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a World Water Day fundraiser, selling water bottles and wristbands. All three sisters also fundraised twice at Metrotown, where they sold their products, handed out flyers and educated the public. They have also started an organization called The Kindness Effect to encourage a ripple effect of spreading random acts of kindness. To support this cause, the girls and their family have done community cleanups and planned a food drive. The girls are also growing their hair to donate it to Cuts for Cancer in honour of their grandmother who Class Act died of breast cancer. Making a splash To help the Nielsen sisters in The Nielsen sisters are hoping Jennifer McFee their fundraising efforts, visit www. their efforts to build two clean watercan.com and click on My water wells in Ethiopia will have a trickle-down Watercan Fundraiser. Then click on Search for effect. an Event and type Jayden Nielsen. Tax receipts Nine-year-old Jayden, seven-year-old Lexa are available for a minimum donation of $15. and five-year-old Ella have been promoting their fundraiser to try to raise more than Parenting the gifted on agenda $8,000 to build the well through the Canadian organization Watercan. Fast-Brained Kids of Coquitlam is inviting On Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., parents and others connected to gifted children the girls will be at Vancity’s Port Moody branch to attend a presentation on Monday, May 17 in Suter Brook Village to raise funds and entitled Parenting the Gifted: Issues for Home awareness. They will be selling water bottles and School. and silicone bracelets, and they will also be At the event, psychologist Joan Pinkus will accepting donations. The block party event will address parenting styles, educational programalso feature face painters, popcorn and music. ming and the importance of having peers with For Jayden’s 10th birthday on May 8, she similar profiles. held a two-kilometre Walk for Water fundraiser The presentation costs $10 and will run as her party and raised more than $600 in from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. in the Gallery Room donations and pledges. at Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow Ave. in Recently, Jayden presented a speech to all Coquitlam. the classes at Heritage Mountain Elementary, Two children’s programs for gifted schoolprompting her Grade 4 class to raise more aged children will run at the same time as the than $400 for the cause through an Earth Day  CONTINUED ON PAGE 9, see DISTRICT 43. swap meet. Along with Lexa, she also held

Grade 1 student Genevieve Hurst strikes a blow against Tsuyoshi Hamanaka during a kendo workshop on Japanese Children’s Day at Riverside Secondary last week.

arents are invited to attend an information session entitled Summer Programs on a Shoe String tonight (Wednesday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Centennial Secondary School, 570 Poirier St. The event will include speakers from School District 43, Coquitlam Public Library, Coquitlam Parks and Recreation, SHARE Family and Community Services, Place Maillardville and KidSport TriCities. For more information, e-mail jana.sahota@gmail.com.

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parent presentation. Science Alive will allow children aged nine to 12 to explore electricity for a $10 fee. Jabber-Wacky will engage children aged six to nine in creative problem solving with Roberta Beck, for a $5 fee. Registration is required for children’s programs only since space is limited. To register, call Gail Felton at 604-939-4844.

Musical picnic in the park

Families can pack a picnic and enjoy free band music this weekend at the second-annual Bands in the Park event. Concert bands from the district’s middle and secondary schools will take the stage at Lafarge Lake on Saturday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bands will play 15-minute sets rotating on two stages. The free event, hosted by the Coquitlam Music Teachers’ Association, will feature musical contributions from about 1,200 students.

Career fair for new Canadians

Immigrant Services Society of B.C. is hosting a career fair in partnership with School District 43 at Port Moody Secondary School on Friday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and is open to the public. The target audience will be students and their parents, in particular those who are new to Canada and are looking for opportunities. Tables can be reserved for exhibitors at no cost. For more information, contact Ines Montoya at 778-284-7026, Ext. 1274 or ines.montoya@ issbc.org.

Teaming up to go green

Several Tri-Cities schools are going greener with increased recycling and green waste initiatives. In Port Coquitlam, the city partnered with School District 43 to offer a comprehensive program that also collects recycling along with kitchen waste like meat, bones, used paper plates and pizza boxes. Currently, garbage and paper recycling are collected through the school district, with any additional recycling and composting left to the schools to co-ordinate. The goal of the program is to determine if District 43 can feasibly switch from private contracts to city services. “Both Kwayhquitlum and Maple Creek middle schools have been working on these initiatives over the past six months and we are excited to see them taking off, thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the students and staff at both of these schools,” said Mark Clay, District 43’s energy and sustainability manager in a press release. “The district is in support of Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Campaign and we have had several other schools across the Tri-Cities looking for ways to divert waste and educate their communities on recycling and conservation. Beyond the financial implications, it truly is the right thing to do. Education drives change and the students are the ones it benefits in the end.” Hampton Park and Aspenwood elementaries are also increasing their environmental action. The school district agreed to implement a pilot project at Hampton Park to put recycling towers in each classroom for metal, glass, paper, plastic and newsprint. The next step will be to include green waste pickup, which is expected to happen soon. Meanwhile, the City of Port Moody has

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agreed to a pilot project at Aspenwood to pick up green waste and recycling in two classrooms for grades 3, 4 and 5 students. “The students are so proud of themselves,” said Harriette Chang, school counsellor at both schools. “The staff are also onboard. It’s so great to see that because they realize this is where it starts. It starts with the kids.”

Coding their way to the top

Two top Tri-Cities students were chosen to attend a week-long computer science training camp to prepare for the International Olympiad in Informatics at the University of Waterloo this summer. Robin Cheng of Pinetree Secondary and Ali Majdzadeh of Port Moody Secondary ranked in the top 21 out of more than 2,300 students who wrote the Canadian Computing Competition in February.

Because of their high scores, they were selected to participate in the training camp to sharpen their skills. The top eight students will represent Canada at the international level against teams from more than 80 countries. The competitors will spend a week demonstrating computing skills like problem analysis, algorithm design, data structures, programming and testing.

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Terry Fox Secondary and Douglas College held a career panel called Quantum Leaps last week to provide grade 10 and 11 students with information about science, technology and trades industries. Panelists included a pediatric physiotherapist, a sound engineer, a technical writer, an aquarist, a coroner, an interior designer, a game designer and many more.

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Fair caters to families The Tri-Cities have become the place to live for young families. To help showcase great local resources, services and businesses, there is a free fair coming to town that’s catered just to them. Presented by Babyvibe. ca and Kindervibe.ca, online resources for families with children of all ages that provide pint-sized bytes of helpful reviews, tips and event listings, the first annual Spring Family and Baby Fair is scheduled to be held Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Galleria at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Babyvibe and Kindervibe owners and Port Moody residents Lisa Foeste and Nancy Owens said they come across businesses and services geared to kids and families all the time, and the fair allows them to showcase some of the latest innovations. “This is the perfect opportunity for us to help showcase excellent baby and family based businesses, along with local services, to the thousands of young families in the area,” Owens says. “The Galleria is a nice, bright open venue that is centrally located with plenty of free parking. It is easily accessible for local residents who can arrive by foot, car, or transit.” The fair features about three dozen vendors ranging from online stores, mom entrepreneurs, locally made gifts, organic clothing and more, all for new and expecting parents to families with school-aged children. There will also be free entertainment, including face painting by Mrs. Picasso and balloon animals. Admission to the fair is free, and the first 100 visitors will receive a free swag bag.

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t’s tough to pin down a niche market when your client base features three separate generations, but it’s a situation Jeff Tomlinson gladly accepts. As company spokesperson for the Zone Bowling Centre, Tomlinson touts the inclusive aspects of being able to offer a simple group activity for people of any age and skill set. “It’s everywhere from five-yearolds to 90-year-olds,” he said of the company’s clientele. “A couple weeks ago, we celebrated a 93rd birthday for a fellow out at our Richmond location. It was great.” The Zone Bowling Centre’s location at 228 Schoolhouse St. in Coquitlam builds upon a business model established by the company’s flagship centre in Richmond, which has been in operation for 12 years. Offering 38 lanes of both five- and 10-pin bowling, the Coquitlam location also features a marquee selling point with its Big River Restaurant. Add in the fact that games range in price between $2 and $5, and the price of entertainment and a meal can check in at less than $20. “The interesting thing that differentiates us in the marketplace is that most of the bowling centres you go to, the food and beverage is an afterthought, it’s an add-on — we have a completely different approach to that,” Tomlinson said. “We have a serious food and beverage model. We make our food, we don’t just cut open bags.” Depending on what time of day you hit the Zone’s lanes, the faces and demographics vary. It works closely with School District 43, seniors and

special needs groups during the day and offers full wheelchair accessibility. On the weekends in particular, the Zone caters heavily to the birthday party crowds. There’s also the ’tween market, teenagers who are too young for bars and nightclubs, but old enough to have outgrown some of the activities they’ve grown up with. To that end, the centre offers “cosmic bowling,” which features black lights and laser to round out the game itself. “We are the quasi-nightclub environment for kids that are a bit older, but also younger than 19. We’ve got the music going and a light show and that’s part of our deal,” Tomlinson said. The corporate world, however, is where Tomlinson sees his company making major inroads: taking people from all throughout the office and joining them together in an atmosphere that encourages teamwork, cooperation and participation. “The more difficult the labour market gets and the more challenges facing an employer when it comes to retention and training, the better our proposition looks,” Tomlinson said. “I’ve had many conversations employers in retrospect and they all pretty much have the same thing to say: it’s some of the best money they’ve ever spent. “It’s not like going to the golf course, where you don’t see each other for three hours. Everyone is together throughout that experience, and I can provide that experience for 20 bucks a head. There’s just no beating that.”

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Zone Bowling Centre is one piece of the puzzle to Coquitlam’s emerging entertainment district on Schoolhouse Street. The 38-lane facility offers a variety of games like five-pin, 10-pin and cosmic bowling, to meet the needs of those between five and 95 years. Below, sous-chef Phil Snowden, server Courtnee Boothe, assistant manager Eric Garcia, and chef Ty Sadorsky provide Zone’s food service plan.

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PoCo farmers market kicks off May 20 They’ll be starting off on a high note. The second year for the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market kicks off on Thursday, May 20 with a 4 p.m. performance by the Felice Women’s Choir. The market will be officially reopened that day, when Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and Haney Farmers Market chair Ian Brooks cut into the celebratory carrot cake, fittingly made in the shape of a carrot. A 13-week pilot market was held in 2009 and proved to be a resounding success, supported by local farmers and prepared food vendors who, in turn, were supported by an enthusiastic public. Using the expertise and solid experience of the Haney Farmers Market Society, the PoCo Farmers Market promotes awareness and appreciation for farm-fresh produce, local eating to support the economy and increasing the capacity of small businesses (farmers and artisans) and non-profit organizations in the community. The program also builds on the city’s plan to make the downtown core a destination. “The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is a commun-

ity gathering place and we strive to entertain people as well as to bring them the very best that we can of the produce and the prepared foods that are made and grown locally, within 100 miles,” said Eileen Dwillies, market manager. “More and more people are interested in what they eat and once they have had a tomato ripened on the vine, they will never forget its delicious taste.”

This year, the market has been expanded to 17 weeks. The two May spring markets will feature plenty of lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes, peppers, salmon, an assortment of jams, jellies, pickles and breads. Market-goers can buy vegetable and perennial plants at these gardeners’ markets. Fruit and vegetables, locally raised beef and lamb, seafood and bread will be available every Thursday from 3 to 7

p.m., until Sept. 16. Arts and crafts activities for kids will be offered every week, and on May 20 and 27, children can take home sunflower pots and grow sunflowers in their garden. The market will be held in Leigh Square by Port Coquitlam City Hall. For more information about the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market, call 604927-8400 or visit www.haneysfarmersmarket.org.

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loved ones. This event provides a place where people can express their grief in an accepted, understood and supported way,” Castine Breckwoldt, bereavement services co-ordinator for Crossroads Hospice Society, said in a release. “Many times people who are grieving feel isolated and unheard. This memorial gives them a voice and a place where they can feel accepted and united with others.” Initiated by the B.C. Bereavement Helpline, a Vancouver-based non-profit society offering grief support and referral services,

Bereavement Day has gained more and more awareness and support among caregivers and in the community at large since its original government declaration on Nov. 14, 1998. The B.C. Bereavement Helpline adopted the black ribbon as a symbol of Bereavement Day. The idea was adopted after one local woman, Jan Bryant began wearing a black ribbon through her own grief, as she wanted a symbol of mourning so that people would recognize her need for compassion and support. The helpline is a non-profit organization dedicated to the

healthy recovery of individuals experiencing grief. It provides the public and the bereaved with information on how to seek help for themselves or others. Referral and support, as well as a community network of information, is available by calling the helpline toll free at 1-877-779-2223. Tri-Cities-based Crossroads Hospice Society offers compassionate support to those affected by end of life, while honouring those individuals’ dignities. For information, visit www. crossroadshospice.bc.ca.

Arts and wine combine at tasting be structuring our upcoming wine event based on this theme. Additional information will be included in the program that each guest will receive, which will detail the areas where the wines sampled are from as well as some climate information. “This is a great way for tasters to learn about the types of B.C. wines they prefer and why,” he said. Held from 7 to 9:30 p.m., the event will be a very relaxing way to spend a spring evening, sampling and enjoying B.C. wines while surrounded by live music in the Galleria. Light snacks and cheeses will also be provided. This year features more tasting stations as well as limited ticket sales, ensuring participants will have the best tasting experience yet. Tickets are $45 per person, and can be purchased online www.bcuncorked.ca, in person at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St.) or by calling 604-931-2008. For more details about the event, visit www. bcuncorked.ca.

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6:30 p.m. at the David Lam Campus of Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Port Moody Ecological Society is selling Speaker to discuss infection protection. tulip and daffodil bulbs each day until Friday Society is accepting early-bird registrations for at the Noons Creek Hatchery from 9 a.m. to memberships in May. Information: 5 p.m. Information: www.noonchris.deb@hotmail.com. screek.org. Tri-City Christian Women’s Tri-Cities Early Psychosis Club monthly luncheon at noon Support (TRICEPS) meets at the Executive Inn, 405 North events@thenownews.com from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Rd., Coquitlam. Marg Roller will Wednesday of each month in discuss the languages of love. Info: the Parklane Room of Eagle Madge at 604-941-1864. Ridge Hospital. Non-profit group Morningside Toastmasters meets from 7:25 provides education and support to parents, to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 spouses and adult siblings of those who have Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New membeen recently diagnosed with psychosis. bers welcome. Information: www.morningsideGlen Elementary School officially opens its toastmasters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030. doors from 3:30 to 6 p.m. to all former stu-

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dents, staff and residents for tours of the new school, 3064 Glen Dr., Coquitlam. A welcome ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., followed by performances by the school choir, refreshments and cake. Information: 604-464-6608. Tilopa Buddhist Centre offers meditation classes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Oasis Wellness Centre, 1111 Austin Ave., Coquitlam. Fee is $10 for drop-in or $40 for five classes. Information: www.tilopa.org or 604-221-2271. SHARE alcohol and drug program staff continues the education series with a discussion on the psychological, emotional and physical aspects of relapse prevention from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Program is free. Information: 604-936-3900. Women Helping Others (WHO) meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Widows and single women over 50 welcome. Information: 604464-2058. Planet Organic holds a cooking workshop with a chef who will offer meat-free variations on dishes like shepherd’s pie and caesar dressing from 6 to 7 p.m. at 2755 Lougheed Hwy. Information: 604-552-2799.

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Como Lake United Church presents Harmony, a 13-voice women’s vocal ensemble, for a 2 p.m. performance of “Voices ‘n’ Time” that interprets the theme of time in music of various genres. Tickets are $15. The church is located at 535 Marmont St. in Coquitlam. Information: Meredith at 604-469-1641. 1st Port Coquitlam Scouts holds a bottle drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kilmer Elementary, 1575 Knappen St.

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Tri-City Newcomers Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. All women, not just those new to the area, are welcome. Information: Wendy at 604-468-2423 or tricities_newcomers@yahoo.ca. Tri-Cities Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr. in Coquitlam. Information: Elma at 604-936-3169.

Coquitlam leisure and parks invites residents to Tour, Talk and Tea Town Centre from 10 a.m. to noon. The free, staff-guided tour will familiarize residents with facilities and services in the area. Registration required. Information: 604-927-4386. HEAR Support Group, a branch of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, meets at 1 p.m. in Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Dan Paccioretti will discuss new technology in hearing aids. Planet Organic hosts a naturopathic doctor who will discuss the health benefits of eating locally and seasonally from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2755 Lougheed Hwy., Port Coquitlam. For information, contact the store by calling 604552-2799.

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Adanacs add big stick for 2010 opener Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com It’s been eight seasons since sniper Ben Prepchuk peppered Western Lacrosse Association goaltenders with his hard, accurate shot. After just one season, the former third pick overall of the 2001 WLA Junior Draft took his stick and struck out for greener pastures, collecting a host of hardware along the way. Local netminders will be on the firing line once again, after the Alberta native’s rights were acquired Monday by the Coquitlam Adanacs. Coquitlam dealt a third round pick in the 2011 draft, a pick that originally belonged to Victoria, to Burnaby for the shooter’s rights. Although his status for Sunday’s season opener in Nanaimo is up in the air, he is expected to be uniform for the bulk of the season. Prepchuk, who turns 31 next week, has already relocated to the Lower Mainland in anticipation for the WLA season. “I remember playing the Adanacs was a lot of fun but a lot of hard work,” Prepchuk recalled. “I’m really excited about playing with Coquitlam. It’s a franchise with a lot of tradition and is a team that’s always contending.” Moving back to the Lower Mainland, the righthander is expected to up both the skill and experience levels for an Adanacs lineup in transition. The squad will see as many as eight new players pull on the blue, white and yellow jersey, with some stepping up from parttime roles and a couple re-emerging after a lost season due to injury. Gone are veterans Andrew Biers, retiring due to knee injuries, Gary Bining, who’s heading back to school to train as a physician, Mike Leong, Brad MacDonald, Curt Malawsky, Andrew McBride and Trent Smalley. The status of Andy Secore remains up in the air, also, due to lingering knee issues. Returning after a year of rehabbing from injuries are Tim Campeau, Steve McKinlay, Dane Reelie and captain Bruce Murray. Rookie head coach Neil Doddridge said adding a stick like Prepchuk’s solidifies one of the team’s strengths. “Our offence definitely looks strong, no  CONT. ON PAGE 23, see PREPCHUK...

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A rink load of players took to the ice to impress the Coquitlam Express management at the team’s Prospects Camp at the Burnaby Winter Club on the weekend. Above, Boyd Hemphill, left, puts pressure on Karl Schopf during a scrimmage.

Youth impress at Express’ prospects camp Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com The numbers were impressive, but the skills and desire on display were even more so. With an eye on attracting the best young talent for the 2010-11 hockey season, the Coquitlam Express got an eyeful as 168 hopefuls hit the ice last weekend for three days of scrimmages. And while the club is waiting for the official signing period to begin — the B.C. Hockey League gives out cards for players to sign later this month — head coach Jon Calvano said the camp set a good tone for the upcoming recruitment race. “It went very well, we had a real good outcome in terms of kids and prospects all trying to impress myself, Darcy (Rota, club president/general manager) and the organization,” the first-year junior A coach said. In attendance were many with junior B experi-

ence, players from Calvano’s former arena, the B.C. Major Midget League, and 95 AA and AAA bantam players from around the province. Coquitlam is looking to take some big strides to catch up with the likes of the 2010 Royal Bank Cup champion Vernon Vipers, who set the bar with their second straight national title on the weekend. There is some rebuilding to be done, following a second season short of the playoffs. Identifying players while also providing them with an opportunity to meet and talk with club officials is a key step in the process, Calvano noted. “Part of the process is making the kids and their parents feel good about our program and the opportunities we can provide. We build some trust and familiarity as we begin to make this the No. 1 (junior A) organization for young hockey players to aspire to.” Coquitlam has 17 eligible returnees, with key leadership expected from forwards Brad Reid, the team scoring leader with 27 goals and 28 assists

in 60 games, and Garrick Perry, and defencemen Simon Denis and James Bettauer. Between the pipes, Robin Billingham and Nick Enegren are expected to be fighting for positions. There is no position that won’t be open for a battle, the coach noted. “Our No. 1 need, when you look at last year’s statistics, is on offence. After Perry and Reid the need is wide open to be among our top-six forwards... Our goaltending is wide open and we’ll be bringing six to main camp, including returning goalies.” The team intends to invite 20 players from the prospects camp to training camp, which is slated for late August in Coquitlam. With a firm idea of the kind of talent available from the minors, Calvano will roll up his sleeves over the next few months to get some signatures and commitments for the coming season. “It’s a quick turnaround from here on. We’ve got some players we’re targeting and our aim is to sign them.”

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Port Moody Blues’ Tristan Lowenberger, with the ball, crashes through the Lord Tweedsmuir line en route to a try in a senior boys rugby win earlier this month. The Blues were later edged by district rival Gleneagle for local bragging rights and a berth to the Fraser Valleys.

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question,” Doddridge noted. “We have some high-calibre athletes up front, and with Prepchuk it makes it that much stronger.” While he has been a bit of a rover when it comes to boxla, Prepchuk has picked his spots wisely. As an import for the Burnaby junior Lakers, he contributed to their 1999 Minto Cup run, and his second year of senior A saw him head east where he won a Mann Cup with Brampton. In the National Lacrosse League, Prepchuk added a league playoff crown in 2006 with Colorado. He returned to his Alberta roots and played with the Sherwood Park Outlaws in their pursuit of a senior B national Presidents Cup title — succeeding in 2007. He stuck close to Alberta after starting up his own business two years ago, but now wants to get back on the floor, with the WLA helping prepare him for the 2011 NLL season. “I really enjoyed my time out here as a junior player, it was really where I kick-started my lacrosse career,” he said. “My fitness level is quite good and I’m lighter than I was back when I last played pro.

way, and he’s got a few good years left still,” Wingrove said. Playing along side the 39year-old Wulder was an opportunity that Prepchuk couldn’t pass up. “We’ve been friends a long time,” he noted. “To be honest, Jason being here is one of the main reasons I wanted to play in Coquitlam. He’s one of the great players and I think it’ll be

For me, it is about playing at the best level possible and that means coming to B.C. and Coquitlam.” Adanacs general manager Les Wingrove believes Prepchuk will fit in nicely with snipers Dane Dobbie, Cory Conway, Daryl Veltman and longtime friend Jason Wulder. “Ben’s a very good addition. He’s had success all along the

a lot of fun.” Prepchuk is hoping to be in the lineup for the season opener in Nanaimo, if he can get to the Hub City in time after attending a family reunion in Alberta the night before. Coquitlam visits the Burnaby Lakers May 21, and opens the newly renovated Poirier main arena May 22 against Maple Ridge.

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In a battle for District 43 supremacy, the Gleneagle Talons pulled out a 12-7 victory over the Port Moody Blues in senior boys rugby action. It was a game of two halves, with the Blues taking an early lead, and Gleneagle overturning it down the stretch. The rally was sparked by the play of lock forward Jae Woo Lee. The Talons got on the scoresheet when Laine Wiederick cashed in a try that was converted by Andrew Flood. They took the lead on Moreno Burak’s short run off a pass from Alex Cousineau. The win advances the Talons to the AAA Tier 1 playoffs. Port Moody’s season has been tempered by some terrific spurts, including a clutch 38-0 victory over Lord Tweedsmuir two weeks ago. Tristan Lowenberger scored twice. Ben Kim also played a pivotal role. Others providing strong work during the year were Will Freemantle, Abe Kang, Tommy No and Cole Shonehoffer. • The Gleneagle Talons senior girls rugby team advanced to the Fraser Valley semifinals with a poised 22-12 decision over Lord Tweedsmuir. They bolted out to a 15-0 lead on first-half tries from Ivory Johnson, Alexis Latimer and Mia Marshall. The Surrey

rival battled back and pulled within three points before Gleneagle regained its footing, wedging ahead on Marshall’s second try of the day. Kicking the convert was Shannon Craig.

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The Gleneagle Talons senior golf team approached the district championships with a target in mind two weeks ago. They cruised to a 21-stroke lead over runner-up Terry Fox at Port Coquitlam’s Carnoustie Golf Club. It proved to be an ideal springboard to the next challenge, as the Talons maintained their poise to place second at the Western Conference championships at Mayfair Lakes behind Fraser Heights. The team played in yesterday’s Fraser Valley championships, with a berth to the B.C. championships, June 1 to 2 in Salmon Arm, on the line. • The Gleneagle junior Talons set a similar flight path as their schoolmates, rocketing past Dr. Charles Best by an unprecedented 35-stroke margin for the Jr.s District title at the Golden Eagle Golf Club. They followed that by placing second at the Jr. Western Conference final. Posting the lowest individual score at both the districts and conference championships was Kevin Ko.

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Clutch hits, pitching rockets Reds to five-game win streak Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com Kyle Williams knew he had the pieces, but wasn’t sure if it fit the puzzle. Now he knows. The Coquitlam Reds manager saw his patience rewarded on the weekend, as the B.C. Premier Baseball League squad swept two doubleheaders on Vancouver Island, making it a sweet road swing. After a tepid start the club has climbed into seventh spot. “We started the year off 1-6 and to go 6-1 in our last seven games is amazing,” Williams said. “I knew we had it in us but I didn’t think we’d dig out of the hole that quickly.” It was a combination of arms and bats that got the job done in both Nanaimo and Parksville. Saturday began with a strong six-inning shift from 16-year-old left-handed Jeff Heidema. He held the Pirates to a single hit and one walk, while fanning nine in a performance that cut his ERA to 2.93. It came against Nanaimo’s ace, Kenton Schroter, who a month ago tossed a no-hitter

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Raeann Galuska threaded the uprights with seconds to spare, lifting the United RFC women’s premier squad to a thrilling come-from-behind 1615 victory over the Meralomas to advance to the women’s rugby championship final. Trailing 15-8 late in the game, Lisa O’Neill broke through for five points to pull United to within two points. They recovered the ensuing kickoff and Brittany Freitag dashed 40 metres to put the ball within Galuska’s range. She nailed her second threepointer on the day and the win. Scoring an earlier try was Crystal Nikolai. United now faces Capilano next week for the crown. • In women’s second division play, United advanced to the provincial final by blanking Capilano 25-0. Local products Karli Coupland, Yvonne Lai, Sam Maddalozzo and Lexi McKinnon accounted for the offence.

against second-place Abbotsford. Coquitlam opened the scoring in the top of the first and were up 2-0 in the sixth when shortstop Alex Calbick lashed out a triple and scored on Jordan Vargas’ RBI double. Reliever Kyle Joel closed it out for the save, while Calbick finished two-for-three. “Heidema was outstanding. He really set the tone for the whole weekend,” Williams noted. That victory was followed by another pitching gem, this time from T.J. Watson. The infielderpitcher went the distance in a seven-inning 5-0 decision, limiting the Pirates to three hits. Both Calbick and Vargas carried over their hot bats with three-for-four efforts, with Vargas driving in three runs. Brent Foreman was twofor-four. On Sunday against the struggling Parksville Royals, the Reds built up a 7-0 lead en route to a 7-2 win. Designated hitter Brian Nicholas was three-for-three with two runs batted in, while Foreman and Watson rapped out two hits apiece. Matt Trimble reduced his ERA to 0.68 despite walking six batters, and struck out nine. The last win came down to extra innings

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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

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Over 45 Diploma Programs

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(604)

466-3600

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Sales Centre Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm Email: classified@van.net Fax: 604-444-3050

Canwest Community Publishing

Delivery: 604-942-3081

604-444-3000

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Announcements

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Career Opportunities

BECOME AN EVENT PLANNER with the IEWP™ online course. Start your own successful business. You’ll receive fullcolour texts, DVDs, assignments, and personal tutoring. FREE BROCHURE. 1-800-267-1829. www.qceventplanning.com.

Grow with us. We manufacture nutritional food bars and drinks for some of North America’s leading Natural Food, Vitamin and Sports Nutrition brands. We are looking for a few motivated people to work and train for key positions in our growing company. Applicants should be flexible and be looking for a career, not a temporary job. While industry experience may be an asset, a good work ethic, high energy and a positive attitude are more important to our company.

ONLINE, ACCREDITED, WEB DESIGN TRAINING. Learn web design from the comfort of your home! Start building your online web presence today! Visit:www.ibde.ca. Space is limited - Apply today!

If you are a mechanic or have mechanical skills, we will train you to operate and service our modern production and packaging equipment.

MIXING AND BLENDING DEPARTMENT Must be able to handle 20 kg bags and boxes.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds Please made only call after 7604-436-5617 business days notice!

or donate online at

www.burnfund.org

Monday – Friday. Room for advancement. Benefits package. Profit Sharing Plan. Send resume stating the type of work you are applying for to: Mrs. Schroeder, c/o 2820 Huntington Place, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 4T3 or email melany@prbiocare.com or FAX to (604)464-4513.

Thank you for your support.

Preventing Victims, Empowering Survivors!

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Drivers

CLASS 1 DRIVERS required for full time or part time run Surrey to L.A. Must hold valid Fast Pass and clean drivers abstract. Call 250-295-6449 for details.

No phone calls please.

Access our employment resources • individual employment consultation • fax, photocopier, internet and computer use • available to you at no cost

www.rdk.bc.ca

#9 – 2988 Glen Drive, Coquitlam (604) 552-7075 (North of Coquitlam Centre)

#109 – 1015 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam (604) 933-1200

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General Employment

STAR FLEET Inc. HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-Ton pick up trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Pref. Class 1 Lic. or 3yrs towing exp. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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

DANFOSS COURIERS

ATTENTION STUDENTS/ SUMMER WORK

Requires driver and swamper with 5 ton truck for residential kitchen cabinet delivery. 5 ton must be 24 ft box with PTG. Please fax resume & driver’s abstract to: (604) 524-3139. Fax resume & drivers abstract to: 604-524-3139

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Flex sched. $16.25 base-appt, cust. sales/service, conditions apply, no exp needed, will train. Call Now 604-676-1065 or www.summeropenings.ca

General Employment

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FISHING GUIDES WANTED

Oak Bay Marine Group is looking for some hard working, experienced fishing guides for the Haida Gwaii in a remote camp setting. All tackle and living expenses are provided for the June - August season. Plus, you get to work in some of the best fishing spots in the world. Guides must have Marine Advanced First Aid, MED Z3, ROC (M) and SVOP. Wages are depending on experience. Please fax resumes to 250-285-2170 or email careers@obmg.com

Funded in whole or part through the CanadaBritish Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

Security for the long term

Committed to excellence

Seeking Experienced Qualified US Flat Deck Drivers and Canadian Super Train Drivers We Offer: • Health Benefits • Company Pension • Dedicated Fleet Managers • Pre-Planned Dispatch

Call Ron: 1-866-857-1375 Fax: 1-800-530-6507 email: rjanco@canamwest.com

PRODUCE MANAGER / MEAT WRAPPER for Grocery store in Pitt Meadows. Fax resume to 604-465-9900 or apply in person with resume, Attention Mike, 12169 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. If you’ve been looking for a home-based opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work. Qualified applicants receive training, support and monthly remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Now Hiring

FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

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Hotel Restaurant

Exp’d Cook req’d for SBIS Japanese Restaurant in Coquitlam Minimum 3 years exp. Completion of high school. Must be able to handle & cook raw fish, seafood & meat, create traditional & fusion hot food recipes, supervise kitchen staff. $19/hr F/T Perm position.

Office Personnel

OFFICE CLERK Full-time

Fast paced Port Coquitlam office requires a reliable, hardworking teamplayer for entry level position. Duties will include answering phones, data entry, word processing and other office duties. Candidate must speak fluent English and working knowledge of Simply Accounting, Microsoft Word and Excel an asset. Please email resume to: mcnut56@hotmail.com

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Carriers

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

Drivers

Please call or visit our resource centres. We look forward to meeting with you.

Member Leave a Legacy Program

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

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24 HR respite work in group homes available. Great training & experience. Fax 604-953-1236.

Looking for work?

or mail your donation to:

BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, Suite 463, 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4J2

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Resumes

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Teachers/ Instructors

Burnaby Montessori School

(3 locations in Burnaby) Teaching positions in our preschool and all day program starting September 2010. Qualifications: •Montessori Certification (for 3-6 years) •ECE Certification •Previous teaching experience an asset. •Applicants must have a minimum of practicum exp. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Fax your resume to: 604 298-2252 or email to: bbymont@telus.net

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Trades/Technical

Send resume to:

sushimorisake@gmail.com or #26-2565 Barnet Hwy Coquitlam BC V3H 4E2

GIVING TREE Requires Chef for Japanese Cuisine Perm, F/T, $19/hr, 40hr/wk Completion of High Schl, speaking Korean is an asset. Min. 3yrs hands-on chef exp. plan & direct food prep & cooking activities. Estimates food requirements, instruct cooks in preparation, garnishing & presentation of food & in new cooking techniques, plan menus, ensure quality of food & portion control, create new recipes, supervise cooks & kitchen staff. Email resume: givingtreevan@gmail.com or Mail: #101-3003 St. Johns St, Port Moody, BC V3H 2C4

DRIVER WANTED: Terrific career opportunity with growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using NDT. No Exp. Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Valid License, mechanically inclined, High School Diploma and ability to travel 3 months at a time. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com go to Careers, Enter Keyword Driver do not fill in the city or state SOUTH ROCK LTD. is seeking an Asphalt Superintendent, Paver Operators, HD Mechanics and all experienced paving personnel for work throughout Alberta. Visit www.southrock.ca for more details or to apply. Fax 403-568-1327


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Career Services/ Job Search

PETS & LIVESTOCK

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Cats

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Dogs

Medical Office Trainees Needed

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SUMMER SESSION

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BUILDING SALE! Less than WOOD, CANVAS or STEEL TRUSSES.EXAMPLE SPECIALS 30x40 $9370. 25x40 $7550. 40x100 $26,500. MANY OTHERS. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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Lumber/Building Supplies

Auctions

Furniture

BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636

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MOVING SALE, Bedroom Furniture, Dining Furniture, & Assorted Items. 604-475-1586 CASH FOR: Tools, collectibles, toys, antiques, estates, art, junk boxes, misc stuff. Jim, 936-8583

Health Products & Equipment

POM PUPS 7 months old, male, neutered, all shots, ckc, cute, vet ✔, $700 obo. 604-590-2423

ROTTWEILER PUPS Purebreds. D.O.B. 03/04/10. 3 females. Full tails; dew claws removed; dewormed and vet checked. Ready now! $695/ea. (1)-604-794-3953, Chilliwack SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application. www.tntsharpeirescue.com please contact freesharpei@hotmail.com

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Furn, brand name clothing, kids stuff, etc. No Early birds please

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COCKER SPANIEL p/b pups with papers vet. shots, ready now, Vanc. $650 neg. 604-708-1752

Sat. only, May 15, 9am-2pm 2124 Nova Scotia Ave, Port Coquitlam

MOVING OUT GARAGE SALE

New & Used Rest. Equip., New Patio & Teak Furniture, Sofas, Dining, & Bedroom Furniture, Huge Qty. of Bikes & Quads.

AUSSIE PUPS. Ten to choose from. Ready to go the first weekend in June. Tails & claws done. Both parents available to view. $700 - $1000/ea. 604-607-7372

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Saturday, May 15, 10 am HUGE TENT AUCTION!!!

Dogs

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Condos/ Townhouses Ladner/ South Delta

2 BR + Den Townhouse, rancher end unit, lrg patio, 6 appl, new roof, $419,900. 6320 - 48A Ave, Ladner. Call 604-940-8723

Surrey

$365,000 2BR - 2bath Condo Spec 180° view. Beautifully reno, elegant decor, granite, tile & hardwood. Walk-in shower. Stainless appls, gas fp. Crown mouldings & chair rails. Bldg completely updated & rain screened. Gym, spa & pool. Near skytrain. 604-628-8172 http://picasaweb.google.ca/ tocololo/CondoOdysseyTowers

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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6020-14

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6008-30

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6008-10

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6008

6020-01

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6007

Houses - Sale

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**Rent to Own** Townhouses & Homes in Langley/Surrey Small downpayment required. Poor Credit Okay 604-857-3597 604-418-3162

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6002

GVC PROPERTY SOLUTIONS INC

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4060

REAL ESTATE

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $18,500 down $1,975/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock BE RICH J. Mercadante collected $29,950 cash, receives a monthly cashflow of $3,000 & created profits of $300,000 in 9 mths investing in real estate. Free Report shows you how. 1-866-215-8037 ID 207 LeaveWorkSomeDay.com Invigo Realty Ltd.

6020-04

Burnaby

5390 FRANCIS ST. BURNABY. Fabulous view Owner built post & beam. Recent appraisal $775,000. Open house Sun. 1-4 Call Ellen 604-506-2905

6020-20

Mission

FRI 14 & SAT 15, 11:30-3:30pm 8323 Blueberry Drive, Mission BEAUTIFUL 4 BR, 2 1/2 Bath home with view in Mission in a superb location. Lrg fenced yard, new furnace, new h/w tank & many more updates. $366,800 See www.theowneragent.com for info or call Larry @ 604 828-2251

6020-26

North Vancouver

BRITANNIA BEACH: 20 min. to Horseshoe Bay 3/4 br upgrades 1/3 acre unlimited specatular Ocean & Mtn Views. A must see. $ 599,000 604-896-2394.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

27021-24th Ave, Aldergrove $718,000

Reduced Price to the Current Assessed Value No Real Estate Fees

Gorgeous 5,300 sq. ft. custom built home with a finished basement & in-law suite. Open A must see! design,very functional,greatfor entertaining family & friends. Close to all amenities,5 minutes to the USA. Too many features to list! You won’t be disappointed.

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Lots & Acreage

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $339,000. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

Mobile Homes

SRY, NEWTON. 55+ years old. 2 BR + den. 5 appl. Small pet ok! $38,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

KAMLOOPS RIVERFRONT. Watch Swans & eagles from deck on a 20x600sf lot. Waterski on S. Thompson from wharf. Quiet area quaint 2 br w/bsmt. Priced to sell $493,000....Royal LePage Kamloops Joyce 1-866-374-3022

Apt/Condos

1 BDR new luxury apt. nr Oak stn, w/d, cable/net, gas, gym, furn or unfurn. prkg, storage, short/long term $1300. 778-689-6821 SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. Call 604-524-4720

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

6065

Recreation Property

.82 ACRE Lake Front Paradise. Private, park like, bird sanc, boat ramp, updated 2 BR house. Park Georgia Rlty, Lisa 778 882-7275

6508

Apt/Condos

BBY DELUXE 2 BR, 2 baths condo, in Bosa’s Espirt 2, hrdwd, granite, stainless. N/S. $1295 incls prkg. Avail now. Call Dirk 604-294-9263 or 604-612-9032

AMBER ROCHESTOR

ARBOUR GREENE

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

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

office: 604 936-3907

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

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

6508

Apt/Condos

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Apt/Condos

Peninsula Property Management Putting landlords and tenants together in the Coquitlam area • Landlord Property Management • For Tenant Placement • Free Property Evaluations

Contact Julianne Maxwell 604-536-0220 www.rentinfo.ca

2 BEDROOM Suite available in a quiet building for June 1, 2010. Includes insuite laundry and 1 parking stall. Please call 778-891-8772 to set a time to view the suite.

Real Estate Investment

RENTALS

6508

6508

1 BDRM Apt, 9847 Manchester Dr. BBY, $950/mo incl htwtr, 670sf, clean, 2nd floor, large balc, u/p, prkg, rec room, nr skytrain/ Lougheed Mall, N/S N/P, Avail June 1. Call Jack 604-644-6818

6052

6035

Out Of Town Property

Surrey

BEST LOCATION IN SURREY Nice House 10923 132 Ave 2 br 1 ba 399k. Ontrack Rlty Grp Ltd 604-309-6278 ontrackrealty.ca

6030

6050

#304 - 1959 152nd St. Surrey

6508

Apt/Condos

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

6508

BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR corner unit, $855 incl heat & h/w. ns/np, Newly reno’d. U/grd prkg. storage, May 15/Jun 1. 604-779-3882 BBY METRO Town 1 br avail immed Clean quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-323-0237

COQ. 1 BR in quiet apt. $720. Nr SFU & Lough Mall. N/p. 604-721-9020. www.apt4rent.ca Large 1 BR. from $785, Newly renovated Incl heat & hot water. 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

BBY, 4575 Grange, 1 BR Apt, nice & spac, hardwood flrs, parking, across fr Metrotown, N/s, N/p. Call Ariana 604-616-2824 BBY METROTOWN, 2 BR, 18th flr, great view, incls ht, & hot wtr, enste w/d, prkg, storage, $1500. Carrol 604-862-0474 or view pics at www.pillarrealty.com

CASEY MANOR

Bby N. Nice 1 BR, view, balcony, quiet bldg. $800 incl heat & h/w. Immed. N/S & N/P. 604 205-9409 BBY Nice 1 BR, balc, Royal Oak/ Rumble, quiet, May 15, $850 incls ht & h/w, ns/np. 604-430-5857 BBY S. 1 BR $675 - $730, 2 BR. $895 ug prkg, hw, net, hardwood, cat ok, now/Jun 1, 604-818-1129

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

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

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

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

MOVE-IN BONUS

544 SYDNEY PLACE COQUITLAM Bachelors, 1 & 2 bedrooms starting at $810

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

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415 Westview St, Coq

office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

CASEY STREET 1 BR from $775. 2 BR $950.

1 BR $780 and 2 BR $950. Spacious, modern, clean quiet bldg. Rent incl heat, hot water, basic cable & prkg. Cats ok.

Call 604.931.6408

Call Dan 604 728-2086

As new 1 BR condo. Avail now or June 1. $995. N/S & N/P. Lease & exc refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311

Managed by Colliers International

NEW WEST, Sapperton heritage bldg. Bright 2 BR, top flr. Laundry fac. Nr Skytrain & RCH. $995/mo + utils. June 1st. 604-828-5309

220 7th St, New West 1 BR $700. 2 BR $850. Rent incls heat & hot water, reno’d suites with big patios. By shops, banks, skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604 519-1382

CALL 604 715-7764

By Highgate Mall in Burnaby

NEW WEST

NEW WEST QUAY, 2bdrm/bath, 8th flr, SW view, lrg blcny, f/p, insuite lndry, no pets, secure prkg & entr., avail June 1 or earlier, 1,400/mo (elec incl) refs req, 604 929-3630 (8am-8pm) NEW WEST. Reno’d Bach & 1 BR apt suites. From $675-$785/mo. Avail now. Ns/np. 604-724-8353

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

Middlegate Manor

Coquitlam

NEW WEST 2 bdrm/2 bath & den condo, large balcony, quiet bldg, 5 appl. 1 block Supperton skytrain. N/S, N/P. $1120/mo. Ref & proof income req. Avail now. Call 778-554-6947 after 7pm & wknds.

EL PRESIDENTE

320-9th St, New West

Call 604 339-2316

1242 TOWN CTR BLVD

Fifth Ave, New West 1 BR $715. 2 BR $895. Lrg, bright, well maint bldg. Rent includes heat, hot water & cable. N/P. Central New West.

NEW WESTMINSTER, 1 BR Apt, $710/mo Includes heat, hot water, cable & parking. Near schools, shops, bus & Skytrain. Available June 1st. Cats okay! Deposit required.

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Call 604-521-2884

GARDEN VILLA

POCO 2 BR, 2 level, $775/mo, quiet-family complex, no pets, Call 604-464-0034.

1010 6th Ave, New West

1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.

RIVERS INLET Apartments

CALL 604 715-7764

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

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens, available May 1, small pet ok with pet deposit.

view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

Call 604-540-9300

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

MONTECITO TOWERS

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

99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

200 Westhill Place Glenayre − Port Moody

Totally reno’d 1 BR, top flr. Pool & weighroom. $850 incls heat and hot water. Quiet area. N/S & N/P.

ACD Realty 604 521-0311 pager 604 252-4424 view @www.acdrealty.com

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

Family Living WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $895. 3 BR fr $1100. ●spacious apartments ●heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ●ball court, daycare available ●near skytrain, shopping and kids park. Sorry no pets.

604 939-0944

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

Apt/Condos

VILLA MARGARETA

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

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

Coquitlam

CANTERBURY COURT

Professionally Managed by Colliers International

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

COQ. CENTRAL, 1 br incld heat, avail June 1, $780/mo, ns, np, 604-723-6907

325 Casey St, Coquitlam Large 1 BR Apt, $760 incls heat, hot water, cable & secure u/grd prkg. Clean, quiet, adult oriented building. Small pets ok. View by appt.

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CALL 604 519-1095

JUNIPER COURT

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST Nr RCH, avail Now, 1 BR loft: $900 incls ht & h/w, n/p, u/g prkg, 604 299-8288

BBY HEIGHTS Newly Reno’d 1 BR apt. Quiet area. $750/mo. Avail now. 604-299-8885

BBY METRO Town 1 br avail immed Clean quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334 BACH & 1 BR, Newly Reno’d, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 www.remirealty.ca

6508

Apt/Condos

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

Bayside Property Services Ltd.

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BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available, concrete building. Very close to Metrotown, skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Reference required.

Contact Natalie 778-230-9037 or

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6508

Apt/Condos

St. Andrews Court

910 St. Andrews Street, New Westminster Bach fr $700. Lrg 1 BR fr $750 Rent includes heat. Reno’d, new paint, hardwood floors. Cat ok. Seniors special.

Danny 604 728-2086

6510

Co-ops

Queens Avenue 136 10th St, New West

3 BR Townhouse, $1218 includes heat & hot water, w/d hookup & common laundry & u/grd prkg. $1200 share purchase.

Email for application quacoop@gmail.com

6540

Houses - Rent

6540

Houses - Rent

COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. NS, Ref. Avail Jun 1. 604-785-1699

POCO, Riverwood Gate. 3 BR + den. Gas f/p, 7 appl, large sundeck, double attached garage, f/yard, veggie garden. Near bus, shops & schools. $1995/mo + util. Ns/np. June 1st. 604-762-1900 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M CLOVERDALE – 6965 - 192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, f/p ....$2,688/M

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

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1961 BOW Dr. 3 BR 2 Bath 1540sf nr Coq River. Elementary, Garage, 1yr lease, ns, np, now, $1650. Eric K. 604-723-7368 2 FLOOR home in Westwood Plateau. 5 Bdrm, 1 den, 4.5 Bath, 3 F/P, deck with view, double car garage, w/d, fridge, stove, d/w, micro, N/S, N/P avail now $2500/mo. 604-833-5124

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

BBY NORTH 2 BR+den Rancher, fenced yard, alarm, d/w, $1450 + utils. Now. ns/np. 604 690-8050 COQ, WESTWOOD PLATEAU 5 BR, 3 1/2 bath, 3000 sf, 2 fireplace, dbl garage. $2250. N/S, N/P. June 1. 604-931-4510

6590

Rooms

BBY, N. Room with sh’d w/d, bath & kitch. Near Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $460/mo incl hydro/cbl/ net. Ns/np. June 1. 604-438-7341

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

6590

Rooms

BBY N. Room avail $450, furn, tv, cable, wd, nr bus, SFU & BCIT. no smoking, no pets, 604-719-7836

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-10

North Burnaby

Lrg 1 BR to shr in Clean Bright house, View, 1 blk to bus, $500 incls all, fem pref, 778-668-7181

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 2 BR g/lvl ste, n/s, n/p, $800 incls utils, nr Metrotown, no w/d, Avail Immed. 604-434-1422

CCQ PINETREE NEW 2br, bsmt suite own ent, w/d, kit $1000+1/3u ns/np avail. now. 778-785-7880

BBY CARIBOO, 2 BR bsmt , sh’d W/D, NS/NP $800 incls utls. Now 604-525-6283 or 604-838-6736

CITADEL HEIGHTS (Port Coquitlam) - 1 BR garden-level suite avail Jun 1. In-suite W/D, gas F/P and utilities included N/S N/P. $850. (604) 472-0418

BBY, Deer Lake. Clean 2 BR, partially furnished. Sh’d w/d. Carport. Ns/np. $1000/mo incl hydro. Ideal for students. 604-521-6120 BBY Edmonds area, 1 BR bsmt, $800 incls utils & appls. 700 sf, Av now. Refs. ns/np. 604-936-0630

BBY, Edmonds/Canada Way. 1 BR. $750/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. Laundry. Suits mature person. Immed. Refs req’d. 604-522-9380

COQ, Near Douglas College. 1 BR & own bath. Female only. Family home. $495 incls utls & cable. NS/NP. 778-858-9347

BBY HEIGHTS New 1 BR ste, Furn’d/unfurn’d, Avail now. $760 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-657-4014

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-40

New Westminster

ROOMMATE TO Share Condo, 1Br $500 incls utils, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 604-521-1963

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM bsmt ste, Nr shop Avail Immed, quiet, very cln, $850 inc. w/d, N/S, no pets. 604-420-1077 BBY 1 St/12 Ave, reno’d 1 BR grd lev, hw flrs, shared w/d, $700 incl utils. N/S & N/P. 604 761-9709

Alarm Services

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

FINISHING WORK • Trim, crown molding. Sr’s disc. 604-341-2512 lauriescustomfinishing.ca

8055

Cleaning

#1 QUALITY Cleaning Service Homes & Business. Senior Disc. Low Rates. 604 724-8998 ★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ Clean to perfection, Honest, Lic & Insured, Free Window Cleaning, Call 778-840-2421 Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★ GREEN HOUSE CLEANING. Earth Friendly. Weekly, BiWeekly, Monthly, One-time or Move out. Call 604-817-4441 RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL CLEANING, 7 yrs exp. Lic & Bonded. Call 778-245-8016

8058

Computer Services

Computer REPAIR: PC, Internet, Network, home/office reg maint. Sr’s Disc. Simon • 604-999-0815

8060

Concrete

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Prompt, Professional, Family run 40+yrs. Seniors % 604 240-3408

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

8070

Doors

Tri-City Garage Doors Specializing In Residential Garage Doors Repairs • Installation • Service Call Joffre at 778-999-4471 tri-citygaragedoors.com

8073

Drainage

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

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

8080

Electrical

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

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

BBY HGTS 2 BR main flr, $900 incls utils, cable & w/d. Avail Now. N/S, N/P. 604 294-4675

BBY, N. Big 2 BR. 900 sq ft. Priv w/d. Small pets ok. N/s. $1,100 incl hydro/cbl. Ref. 604-298-5167

BBY N, lrg reno’d 2 BR, 1100 sf, lrg deck, nice yrd, nr SFU. $1250 incls utils. Immed. 778-329-5774 BBY NORTH Newer 1 BR bsmt, full bath, w/d, alarm. $825 incls utils. Avail immed. Great Location. N/S & N/P. 604 970-5475 BBY PARKCREST 1 BR bach g/l bright, partly furn, backyard, view, $700 incl util, June 1, n/s, n/p, nr skytrain, Suits 1. 604-294-8500

8110

S&E Landscaping and Fencing Custom Cedar, Prefab panels, Chainlink. Free Est. 778-838-3005 Timberland Forest Products 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail etc... We Install Cedar Fencing Free Estimates − Call Today 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604 520-7792

8105

Floor Covering

CERAMIC TILING by prof, 25 yrs exp, qual work at reas rates. F/place & h/w flrs. 604-618-2717

8110

Floor Refinishing

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS

604-916-7729 JEFF

Installations Refinishing & Repairs

DRYWALL & FINISHING. Free estimates. Reasonable rates. 15% seniors’ disc. 778-858-1750

Call: 604-240-3344

Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

COQ. BRIGHT 2 BR, grd/lvl. 1,600 sf. Sh’d w/d. Gas f/p. 5 appl. Fenced yard. Ns/np. $1,150/mo + util. Near Douglas College & Coq Centre. June 1st. 604-944-0929 COQ, Burke Mtn. 3 BR upper flr. Priv w/d. N/s, pet ok. $1,400/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-908-7231 COQ CTR: 1 BR g/l, 900sf, d/w, share w/d. $750 incls ht & hyd, June 1, N/s, Sm dog ok. 941-0369 COQ Maillardville, Upper 3 BR, 2 bath, 5 appls, incls cable & internet. Avail Jun 1. $1250 + hyrdo. N/S. Cat ok. 604-831-2225 COQUITLAM WESTWOOD Plateau, 2 bdrm suite, 800sqft, NB/ NS/NP, all appls, $800+1/3 utils, Avail Jun 1, call 604-468-0742 Ground level 2 Br 1 bath suite Quiet area. All appls, own entry, security system, ns, np. avail now, $1100 + 40% utils. Homelife Property Mgmt Call Julianne 604-536-0220

Floor Refinishing

8155

Landscaping

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. Call 604-889-4083

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Prof. refinish, sanding from $2. installs. Dustless 604-219-6944

8125

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851 NEW WEST, Moody Park. 1 BR, upper flr. 550 sf. Large deck. Sh’d laundry. Ns/np. $725/mo incl hydro/cable. Immed. 604-834-8937

NORTHSIDE POCO, newer 1bdrm bsmt, near schools and shopping. include util, available June 1st, $700/mth n/s n/p 604-941- 6843 POCO Lougheed/Prairie, New 1 BR glv ste, 5 appls, inste w/d, $750 + shrd util/cbl, avail Now, NS/NP, Stan 604-313-8764 POCO, LOWER Maryhill, 1 BR and den. $625 incls utils, cable, net, shared laundry. 1 small pet ok & n/s. Call 604-945-0333 POCO MARYHILL Bright 2 BR, full bath, utils incls, small pet ok, n/s, $1100, w/d, 604-329-2783

Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR townhouse 3 BR, 1.5 bath, townhse 2 levels, 5 appls, carport. Sorry no pets.

Call 604 942-2012 WOODLAND PARK

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

Contact 604 939-0221 woodland@rentmidwest.com

PT MDY. Bright 1 BR. Gas f/p, priv w/d. $800/mo incl hydro/cbl. Absolutely ns/np. 604-936-4815

Townhouses Rent

6605

2 BR 2 bth, Walnut Grove, newer end unit, dbl garage, $1450 pool, gym ns np immed. 604-837-4015

MAPLE RIDGE, Brookside Gardens. Newly reno’d 3 BR, 2 lvls in family-oriented complex. 3 appl, fenced back yard, carport. $1,250/mo + utils, June 1. Near bus & schools. NS. 778-835-0748

Gutters

FULL LANDSCAPING & yard work. Rock walls, paving stones, concrete walkways, Allan block, fencing, new lawns, ponds & stairs. Reas rates 604-985-8270 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444

8160

Lawn & Garden

QUALITY PROPERTY CARE

Garden Rototilling

7010

Personals

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS.1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes.1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

8160 Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Soffits All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

SAME DAY SERVICE, FULLY INSURED

FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs • Yearly Maintenance Programs •

604-439-9417

Licenced for lawn Chaffer Beetle treatment. Tree services, stump grinding, lawn aeration, reseeding, lawn and garden installations.

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George 778-859-7793 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning from $98. Repairs & power wash avail. Prompt. 604-524-0667, 782-5085

Handyperson

★ HANDYMAN★ $30 per hour Call 604-762-6401

CALL 310-JIMS (5467)

Pwr Rake Com/Res/Strata Rubbish Removal Fertilizing Edging Free Estimates

Wembley Lawncare

604-571-5771 Marc’s Lawn Care

Ask About Seniors Discount

Marc 604 315-8954

www.jimsmowing.ca

• Residential and Commercial Lawn Maintenance • Power Raking • Yard Cleanup • Lawn Repairs • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning

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

Free Est 604-779-6978 Coquitlam

LANDCAPING LTD.

Stevie’s Handyman Services No Job too Small, Good Rates Call Stevie 778-997-0337

AERATE $50 CUTTING $30

Hedge Trimming Pruning Yard Clean Up Full Lawn Care Fertilization Program Rubbish Removal

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

❏ SPRING CLEAN-UP ❏ Yard Maintenaance ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Lawn Cuts ❏ Weeding ❏ Retaining Walls ❏ Drainage Fully insured. Call John: 604-464-8700 or 778-867-8785

8175

Masonry

STONE WORK Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone. 604-603-2576 tymerstonework.com

Moving & Storage

8185

Call: 778-885-6488

8130

POCO 2 BR T/H, $815/mo, quitefamily complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034.

RIVERS INLET NEW WEST, Queensborogh. 2 BR, full bath. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $950/mo incl hydro/cable. Near Walmart & bus. Available June 1st. 604-520-3398, after 5:30pm

MAPLE RIDGE 20199 Wharf St, 1 br g/lvl ste, shr w/d, priv, n/s, n/p. Jun 1. $650. 604-525-5849

NEW WEST. Bright, clean 2 BR. $750 - $850/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. Immed. Refs req’d. 604-522-2107

Townhouses Rent

6605

604-444-3000

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

Fencing/Gates

COQ 2BR Reno G/L Own W/D Alarm f/bath f/p $950 incl.ultil & net n/s n/p June 1, 604 728 1638

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

To place your ad call

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

8090

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY ROYAL Oak / Rumble. New 1 BR grnd lev ste. $700 Incls utls/cable. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-375-4261

COQ CTR. BR/priv bath in condo, net, tv, utils, w/d, $500, shd kitch, immed, fem pref’d, 604-941-4510

COQ, North Rd. Furnished 1 BR in house. Females only. $475/mo incl util. N/s, N/p. 604-939-6242

6602

BBY 16 Ave/Kingsway 2 BR large ground level suite, storage, N/S, N/P. Av now. $1100 incl utils. 604-520-0041 or 604-761-1521

HOME SERVICES

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AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5 or 7 Ton

45

$

From Been in business for over 10 years Packing, Office & Piano moving specialist

FREE ESTIMATES

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Moves Seniors Discount www.affordablemoversbc.com

604-537-4140 B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efficient & Reliable

604-708-8850

Monty J’s Moving From $50/hour and up 604-710-5253 www.montyjsmoving.com

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

&

Summer

yard

services: lawns, pruning, hedges, great rates... Adam 778-899-4162

#1 MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604 464-5872

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Moving & Storage

A.M.C. MOVERS. All kinds of moving local/long distance. Ins’d 604-582-0045 or 778-888-9628 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 ABBA MOVERS, bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d up$35/hr, 2 men $45. 7 day honest 506-7576, 986-4350 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Kraft Painting & Decorating Residential, Commercial,Apartments EXPERTS OF:

Drywall Repair Repaint Texture Ceilings,Trim, Doors, Frames, Cabinets Walls & Floors, Colour Selection…etc. Special rates for ongoing maintenance painting.

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

CANSTAR PAINTING The Quality You Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured/WCB

778-997-9582 AAA PRECISION PAINTING Interior/Exterior Excellent Prices

Free Est/Written Guarantee Insured/WCB

778-881-6096

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

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665 or 604-944-8665

8220

Plumbing

Platinum Maintenance

We put pressure on the dirt not on your pocket. Specializing in Residental & Commercial painting. Also strata & building maintenance. 15 Years Exp. WCB, 2 million liability insurance. Free Est. Scott 778-773-Wash (9274) APPLESHINE PAINTING Int/Ext, Hourly or By the Room. quality work. 604-340-6371

CANRO SERVICE. H/W tank, furnace, boiler, drain, installations & repairs. BBB. 604-789-6767

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

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

PACIFIC ACE PLUMBING INC. •Repairs •Installation •Insured Free Est. Call • 778-836-8835

8225

Power Washing

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

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604 936-2808

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie1-877-7920599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. NEED A VEHICLE? Easy finance!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call now! Mr.Green 1-800-916-1737. Big discounts! www.yesfinanceyes.com NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $10,000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-289-8935. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 9 out of 15 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. www.coastlineautocredit.com or 1-888-208-3205.

9125

9125

Domestic

2006 PONTIAC Pursuit, auto, 4 dr, air Pioneer system 99 K $5900 604-857-5072, 604-751-5860

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

Drywall Decks Siding

WET & WILD

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

Residential / Commercial No job too BIG or small. Low Rates. Quality Service. Seniors Disc. Free Estimates

RENOS & DECKS Bathrooms, basements, int/ext home repair. 604 376 3192

Pressure Washing

Call • 604-941-2297

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, drywall, painting, new garage, roofs, decks, driveways - asphalt, concrete or pavers, drain tiles, landscaping, excavating 604-985-8270 www.a-diamondhome.com

Three time Georgie Award Finalist National Sam Award Finalist Georgie Award for Best Renovation “Why Trust Your Renovation To Anyone Else”

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

SMART BATH SOLUTIONS INC. Complete Bathroom Remodelling European Tradesman. Free Est. Call Today! 604-944-6800

8250

Roofing

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

604-803-8782

Contractor number 97364

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

8250

Roofing

JJ Roofing • Repairs • Reroof • New Roof SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured

604-726-6345

A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, BBB, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530

www.crownresidentialroofing.com

8255

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★refoof ★ repair★ WCB Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

Call 778-316-3217

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES E

9160

Sports & Imports

9515

GJ’s Tree Services

Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal Take your junk away same day. Call for rates 778-892-4515

24 hour Emergency Service

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599

8309

Tiling

BATHROOM RENOS & Tile Install & supply. Water proofing, heated flrs. Fair Prices. Warranty. Master Renos Ltd 604 817-1749

9160

Sports & Imports

2007 SUZUKI SX4-JX h/b, auto, 41k, front wheel drive, options pkg, $7300 Firm. 604-538-9257

´ Removals ´ Topping ´ Spiral Thinning ´ Pruning ´ Stump Grinding ´ Hedge Trimming Free Estimates ´ Fully Insured/WCB

Gabriel (Gabe) J. Czank

604-945-2999

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

8335

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 DIRTY WINDOWS? Call Stanley 604-202-9480 Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-420-4800

Boats

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,999. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

9173

Vans

9522

1995 TRAVELAIRE Rustler 5th Wheel, 22 ft, exc cond, new awning, light weight, $7900. 604-846-1783 or 604-702-8845

9540 2000 PONTIAC Montana. Blue/ silver, auto, seats 7, 182,000 km. No accid. $3,995. 604-837-2166

9522

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

Motorhomes/RVs 1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $8450. Langley. 604-881-4566

2006 CEDAR Creek, 5th Wheel, 30ft. Rear living, br. slide). Fully loaded. 21ft add a room under the awning & enclosed storage area under the pin. Central vac. w/kick plate. A ns & np unit. Slide out pantry & 2 way fridge (Electrical/ Propane), 10 gal water heater (electric/propane), outside shower, Thermostat fantastic breeze control fans in br & living, thermopane windows & tinted. 4 holding tanks; fresh water, black water & 2 grey water (large 1 for toilet & shower & 20 gal for kitchen. tanks can be heated during winter/late fall operations. $34,900 obo Vernon Call Jerry 1-250-558-7836

Sell Your Sell RV or Boat

Motorhomes/RVs

FORD Self Contained Camper Van, flush toilet, stove, fridge, alrm, $5000 obo. 576-0256

2004 FORD 350 LARIAT, Diesel, crew cab, long box, immac, rino, 151k, $23,200. 778-549-7916

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

To place your ad call

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2002 GMC SIERRA 1500, pick up, white, 5 spd, bed liner, mag wheels, V6 only 74ks, a/cared to Sept 2011. $9500. 604-463-6295

$ BEST RATES $

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

604-444-3000

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

Tree Services

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

★ Joseph’s Quality Tiles ★ Tile Installation & Supplies. Joe 604-518-0068 or 604-719-2212 Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd. 10% Discount: Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957

8315

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

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

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount

www.tbselectric.com

HOME SERVICES

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

604-761-7175

604-728-1965 John

SPACE BOOKING For: WEST COAST LIGHTING Fast LHunter Friendly Reliable Cost Effective Service. Rep: Ad#: 1226245 Free estimates & 1 year warranty on parts and labour.

10% lower than any other written estimate

Pays $150 minimum

9155

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

ELECTRICIAN

WANTED. 10, 12 or 14 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720

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

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX. 4 doors, black. Loaded! 73,000 km. 1 owner. Michelins. $9,500 obo. 604-802-5162 or 604-583-4200

Bathrooms Kitchens Moulding

604-476-9393

(604) 209-2026

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

2000 PONTIAC Grand-Am SE 4 cyl, auto, 2 dr. 150k Silver Great shape! $2500 obo. 604-625-8996

Haney Home Improvement

2005 CAVALIER 2 door, silver, 61k, lady driven, regular service at dealer. $5,000. 604-888-2453

Domestic

1994 FORD Taurus Stn wagon, aircared 2012, runs well, 6 cyl, new muffler $700. 604-755-3179

Renovations & Home Improvement

grantshomemaintenance@shaw.ca

AUTOMOTIVE

9105

8240

CALL THE EXPERTS

MAY 13 to 15 - Scottsdale Centre. 120 Street & 72 Ave, Delta. Come to our exhibition & talk to the Delta Police Truck Squad (no enforcement) about your RV, pick-up truck, trailer and piece of equipment – get all the free information to assist with correct licensing. Your equip. could weigh more than your class 5 drivers license allows. An incorrectly licensed truck/vehicle could cost you money in fines and down time. Friendly, free inspection – Sat, May 15 only – 10am to 6pm - bring your equipment to the parking lot (no enforcement). We can even weigh them for you! In celebration of National Police Week!

Your RV or Boat

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$45.90 Urban Market:

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GOOD NEIGHBOURS • GOOD ADVICE • SINCE 1921 May is here, the sun has finally come out and we can finally enjoy the great outdoors! What better way than to enjoy it on a new deck, in a new garage, or best yet on a new deck on top of your new garage.

GARAGE PACKAGES

We have the solution for all of that and can offer “pre-estimated” deck and garage packages in the most popular sizes. Our deck solutions offer “drip decks” in Pressure Treated (5/4” x 6” & 5/4”x 5”), Western Red Cedar in 5/4” x 4” & 5/4” x 6” Solid Tight Knot, and the ever more popular Timbertech Composites. (A 5/4” measure is a mill size 1-1/4” before planning, nets out about 1-1/8” thick for a sturdy floor board).

20’x24’

4700

$

Our stairs options include pre-cut stringers in Kiln Dried Treated lumber up to 13 stairs high, treated lumber from 2”x4” up to 3”x12”, and exposed aggregate concrete (Special Order) For above living space we also can offer a 60mil Vinyl deck, as well as professional (& guaranteed installation). Prices start at $2.66 per square foot for the vinyl only. To finish your deck we have on sale Olympic Stain, Olympic Maximum Clear Finishes, and Cabot Stains. These finishes can also be used on our Cedar Fencing products, all on sale, and save an extra 5% when purchased together with your deck or fence project (This could be one of your last chances to beat the GST!) Above all, we offer you friendly professional advice, delivery 6 days a week on our own trucks, driven by our own employees, a full line of Engineered Wood –up to 60’ lengths, we will rekey your Weiser lock, replace a washer on your plumbing stem, and even say NO when you should not try something bad! Four Generations of locally owned family service here for you.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR OUTDOOR PROJECTS!

Treated Lumber Deck Package

Western Timbertech Red Cedar Composite Deck Boards Decking $ $

Olympic Stain

Olympic Stain

Semi Transparent Reg $36.98

Solid Colour Acrylic Latex Reg $39.98

5/4”x4”-12’

7.58 each 5/4”x6”-12’

14.40 each

Kiln Dried 10X10 $300.00 10X16 $465.00 Stair Stringers 12X12 $425.00 available in 2 step 12X16 $565.00 to 15 step

prices range from

2.70

$

each foot (Value Plank)

SALE

29.98

$

Sale prices effective until May 30th, 2010

31.98

$

2650 Mary Hill Rd. Port Coquitlam Tel: 604.942.7282 Fax: 604.942.9650

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