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Coquitlam Mounties ‘abandoned’ Pickton file John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com A lack of integration, a perceived superiority and the absence of old-fashioned police work are some of the key failings of the Coquitlam RCMP’s role in the Robert Pickton murder case, according to one local criminologist. Simon Fraser University’s Robert Gordon spoke to The NOW Monday in light of a Vancouver Police Department (VPD) report released Friday that pointed to a number of deficiencies in the investigation of the local serial killer. What transpired in the “killing fields” in Port Coquitlam, Gordon contends, is indicative of the quality of police services rendered by the local detachment. “All of this took place under their noses — that’s terrible,” Gordon said. Prepared by VPD deputy chief Doug LePard, the report suggested that 13 women went missing after both the VPD and Coquitlam RCMP identified Pickton as “the likely killer” in the case in 1999. The DNA of 11 of those women was later found on Pickton’s Dominion Avenue pig farm. “The RCMP accepted responsibility for investigating the Pickton information and led an investigation in Coquitlam. This investigation was intensely pursued until mid-1999, but was thereafter essentially abandoned by the RCMP, although the RCMP continued to explicitly assert authority over the investigation,” LePard wrote in his report. “RCMP management appears to have not understood the significance of the evidence they had in 1999  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see FARM.

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Six-year-old Ethan Lee, left, and Nicholas Yang gear up to learn Mandarin in Grade 1 this year, the program’s first year in School District 43.

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Students and parents in inaugural Mandarin program prepare for many firsts Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com In less than two weeks School District 43 will launch its first-ever Mandarin bilingual program, and the kids aren’t the only ones ready to learn. Two classes each of kindergarten and Grade 1 will start in the program at Walton Elementary in September. The program will offer instruction split 50-50 between Mandarin and English in early years, tapering down as students get closer to graduation. Each year, the school district plans to add one more grade until the lead class is taken right through to Grade 12. Since demand exceeded space available, a lottery system determined which 44 kindergarten students and 39 Grade 1 students would get a spot. Raquel Barria’s son Joshua was one of the lucky

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kindergarten students to be chosen. “When I got the e-mail from SD43, I just can’t believe it because there are so many people to select from,” Barria said. “I think there are a lot of people who would really want to learn.” Barria and her husband were both born in the Philippines, but their families are originally from China. They can both speak some Mandarin, but they don’t use the language at home with their children. “We don’t really speak it, but I want them to learn Mandarin because of our descent. There are so many people now everywhere dealing with China, so it’s a window of hope for business,” said Barria, who moved to Canada six years ago. “I did buy some books already for Joshua, teaching him what is apple and simple things like that. It’s an advantage for me, too.” Similarly, Melanie Lee is ready to crack the books

to learn alongside her son, Ethan, who was accepted into the Grade 1 program. Lee’s husband is fourth-generation ChineseCanadian, but his only Mandarin knowledge stems from a university class. “We’re hoping as a family to learn it along with Ethan. My husband has some learning material from university. We have a lot of neighbours and friends that are Mandarin-speaking and I’m sure they’d be willing to help,” said Lee, who speaks Japanese as a second language. “I’m hopefully going to be taking some conversation Mandarin courses for adults. The worst thing would be for him to ask for help and I have no clue.” Anna Richter also hopes to learn the language, since her son Nicholas was accepted into the Grade 1 class. Her husband’s parents are originally from China, and they speak some Mandarin as well.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see HELP AT HOME.

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Paying high price for grow-op in rental Port Coquitlam man with cancer denied appeal to waive cleanup costs Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Pay up or pack up. Those are the two options available to Port Coquitlam homeowners who owe the city money for breaking its bylaws. All unpaid bylaw charges get added to property tax bills, and if property taxes aren’t paid within three years, the city can sell the property to collect the cash. For Shaughnessy Street resident Lorne Stefanini, the one-year countdown is about to begin. The PoCo man has until September 2011 to pay nearly $10,000 to the city after a grow operation was busted on his property several years ago. Stefanini lived in Port Moody for about five years while he rented out his PoCo home. Due to health issues, he said his tenants would usually deliver the rent money directly to him. On the rare occasions Stefanini went to the home in person, he would park behind the house and enter through the back door. “I guess that’s why I never noticed anything happening here,” he said. But the city noticed something amiss. Through its public safety inspection project, a team of employees investigates properties that display abnormally high electrical consumption based mainly on BC Hydro data. On April 28, 2007, police searched Stefanini’s PoCo home and found a grow-op on an electrical bypass, with 404 plants growing in three rooms. His tenants were nowhere to be found. “The police figure they’re probably in Alberta setting up another grow operation,” Stefanini said. To comply with controlled substance bylaws, homeowners like Stefanini are required to remediate their properties to eliminate health hazards and reduce risks to first responders, neighbours and future owners. “They wanted all the carpet ripped out of the house and disposed of, all my drapes disposed of, air quality done, all the air vents in the house cleaned out professionally, all that stuff,” Stefanini said. “That added up to about $15,000 there.” The PoCo man borrowed money to cover these costs and received the city’s approval to move into the home last August. But Stefanini still needs to pay municipal service charges associated with the incident, including $2,750 for inspection, re-inspection and reposting fees; $3,250.28 for RCMP security and costs recovery, including drug disposal; $1,371.23 for emergency board up; $1,157.18 in administrative fees; $205.93 for building department fees;

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Lorne Stefanini has been trying to convince the City of Port Coquitlam to waive the service charges arising from a municipal inspection of his rental property, which housed a grow-op. The landlord was caught unaware, and is struggling with the fees due to his illness. and $137.06 for water shut-off. Since these charges have been tacked on to his property tax bill, he’s also paying interest at a provincial rate currently set at 5.25 per cent. But Stefanini said he doesn’t know how he’ll scrape together more money to pay this debt to the city, adding that he has terminal cancer and is unable to work. He appealed to city council to waive the service charges, but his appeal was denied. According to a staff report, forgiving these fees would result in costs being transferred to taxpayers or to other controlled substance property owners. “Accepting controlled substance

property appeals on purely compassionate grounds is an option, but in each case it would mean accepting the supporting information at face value,” notes the report, written by bylaw services manager Dan Scoones. “A fundamental difficulty is that municipalities lack the necessary authority to verify the information on which a compassionate appeal is based. In particular there is no authority to question, investigate or verify an appellant’s personal circumstances, including his or her medical history or financial situation.” Corporate services director Mindy Smith said usually the person under-

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taking the illegal activities is required to pay the costs. But if a renter is to blame, then the city can put the charge on the property. To avoid potential problems, homeowners should screen rental applicants and conduct regular inspections of rental properties, she added. “It’s really difficult to make exceptions in the [public safety inspection] program because once we exempt one person, then we basically have gone against our own bylaw. Then what happens is anybody else … undertaking a criminal activity would also be able to challenge our bylaws,” Smith said. “Then we’ve opened the door to challenge that bylaw and to say, ‘You’ve made an exception before. Why don’t you make an exception now?’ And there’s pretty good lawyers that have a business of doing that.” The city also needs to ensure the fees are paid, she said, so taxpayers don’t get stuck with the bill for busting grow-ops. “What we try to do is recover the full amount of the cost of the program. To do that, we look at all the costs that we will be incurring. It’s an estimate because we don’t know exactly, but we know generally how much it costs if we have to call the RCMP and how much it costs to remediate, how much it costs for us to inspect, how much it costs for firefighters to go in and inspect,” she said. “So there’s a number of things that go into the formula. When we bring that together, then we estimate the number of properties we expect to inspect that year and spread it out amongst them.” The city has declared seven controlled substance properties so far this year, compared to 23 in 2009 and 35 in 2008. Finance officer Jim Maitland said each year a few PoCo properties face the process of being sold due to outstanding property tax bills. However, he said he can only remember one situation in 30 years in which a new owner actually took possession of a home sold by the city. “It’s extremely rare that any of the properties actually change hands. Usually what happens is once we sell it, the person still has another year that they can redeem it. So it isn’t like we sell your house and you have three days to get out,” Maitland said. “They would simply have to pay the taxes owing and the interest charges and the admin fee.” Smith added Stefanini would have another year to pay his outstanding taxes even if his home goes on tax sale next September.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 6, see BANKS.

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pointing to Pickton, and did not ensure it was collated in such a way as to allow a proper analysis,” the report states. The Coquitlam RCMP declined to comment on LePard’s report, which also laid blame on the VPD for insufficient investigative resources and a lack of training and leadership. “The VPD should have recognized earlier that there was a serial killer at work and responded appropriately, but the investigation was plagued by a failure at the VPD’s management level to recognize what it was faced with.” LePard also suggested that “multijurisdictional challenges” hampered

the investigation. According to Gordon, the divide between Mounties and municipal police forces is well documented. He said the culture of the RCMP is one of total loyalty to that organization and that organization alone, whereas municipal forces tend to have a better connection to the communities they serve. “When you have those two, I think, quite disparate approaches, you’re going to have tension,” said Gordon, a former police officer from London, England. “The bosses will tell you, ‘Everything’s fine, we work all the time on making sure that everyone loves everybody else and they all work together.’ But my phone rings and my e-mail’s con-

stantly clattering away with stuff from RCMP officers and municipal police officers who tell me the contrary.” Gordon also suggested that Pickton’s eventual arrest — after a firearms check in 2002 — came by way of “sheer dumb luck” on the part of the RCMP, and that routine policing procedures were neglected or not used enough in the investigation of Pickton. Gordon pointed back to his police training in England when he was 19, when he was trained by a senior officer who showed him the lay of the land on his assigned beat: problem spots and problematic people were pointed out to him in that formative time, and that training helped him

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how much I can help him at home. We’re just going to look into it and fumble our way through and figure it out.” “The one thing that I really like about the Like local parents, Mandarin program is that they Superintendent Tom Grant is still keep the English, and I also pleased to see the initiareally want him to have a solid “A few of us moms are tive underway. foundation for the English as “We are very excited to offer going to get together well. With his Asian heritage, this program of choice in our I just thought it would be and try to learn.” district, as we strive to identify good. I think it’s one of those and meet the needs of all stulanguages that it’s going to dents in our diverse learning be really beneficial as he gets Anna Richter community,” he said. older,” Richter said. Mother of Mandarin student The $15,000 bilingual pro“A few of us moms are gram will be mainly funded going to get together and try through District 43’s budget to learn. We’ve talked about process, with some assistance seeing if we can just take some adult Mandarin from the Confucius Classroom. classes. That’s my only concern is I don’t know

petition, and pointed to Australia, Norway, Ireland and Norway as locales that use those methods. That same view was contained in the summary recommendations of LePard’s report. “Had there been a regional police force in the Lower Mainland at the time of the Pickton investigation, the problems created by the multiple policing jurisdictions would have been significantly reduced and a better outcome likely would have resulted — there would have only been one set of organizational priorities,” the report said. Pickton is now serving a life sentence after being found guilty on six counts of second-degree murder in December 2007.

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hone his investigative instincts. According to Gordon, those instincts were nowhere to be found in the case of the investigating officers. “[The Pickton farm] is the sort of thing that an experienced police officer would take one look at go, ‘Oh yeah, something’s not right there.’ If that had happened, maybe the situation would have been quite different,” he said. Gordon suggested a single provincial police service model or a regional police service could have either avoided the Pickton murders, or at least minimized the number of deaths. He argued that one integrated unit would share all resources and information without any com-

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Links to Literacy marks 10 years Sunday John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com After 10 years and nearly $200,000 raised, organizers will trumpet a decade’s worth of charitable literary endeavours in Port Moody this weekend with the annual Links to Literacy golf tournament. Set for Sunday, Aug. 30 at the Meadow Gardens Golf Course in Pitt Meadows, this year’s rendition of the Port Moody Public Library fundraiser will focus on raising funds for early childhood literacy and encouraging younger children to go to the library. Specifically targeting kids between the ages of five and 12, the money raised from Sunday’s event will go towards educational materials for the kindergarten set, and subsidizing library cards for

kids under 12. “The proceeds are going to early childhood literacy in the form of education kits for daycares, nannies and parents to help with their children with their early learning skills. It’s to encourage their kids to get interested in reading,” said tournament committee chair Barb Nuttall. “With the library cards, that’s something we feel they can take ownership of. You get them at a young age, and you hope that they will always continue to come to the library.” First established in 2000, the Links to Literacy tournament has raised about $190,000 and helped fund projects for the Port Moody Library such as large print books, TVs and DVD players, computer terminals and English-as-a-second-language course work. “These types of things that

the Links to Literacy tournament funds are things that we often wouldn’t have the funds to do from our normal operating budget. This tournament allows to do some special things,” said Port Moody Public Library director Lynne Russell. The day’s events kick off Sunday at 11 a.m. with preregistration, while the golf gets underway at 12:30 p.m. The usual competitions will be featured — longest drive, most accurate, closest to the pin — on top of a 10th anniversary contest that will see participants try to chip their golf ball through a number 10 to qualify for a prize draw.

Food and drinks will be provided by a host of local Port Moody merchants, including the Boathouse and Pasta Polo, and the evening’s banquet will be emceed by CTV sports anchor Jason Pires. Vancouver Canucks commentator John Shorthouse will head up the evening’s auction, which will feature various golf tour packages, Canucks tickets and an autographed Daniel Sedin jersey, among other items. Though tickets for the golf portion of the event are sold out, tickets are still available for the banquet and can be purchased by calling the library at 604-469-4686.

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New hope in search for missing hiker Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Searchers looking for a hiker who began a solo trek two weeks ago and failed to arrive at his Coquitlam destination have renewed hope this week. Tyler Wright, 35, was driven by a friend to the Boise Creek Trail area east of Squamish and dropped off on Aug. 10. He planned to hike through the mountain range

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“His property has a mortgage, so his bank will likely pay it out. And then what happens is the bank will probably just collect it through his mortgage,” Smith said. “Generally people don’t lose their homes.” This is little comfort to Stefanini, who is struggling to find a way to pay the city. “They’re really trying to make things miserable for me. I think they’re actually trying to get me out of the neighbourhood, and I’d like to say I’ve done totally nothing to get them upset,” Stefanini said. “They’re just not being very fair.”

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HST petition deemed legal by B.C. Supreme Court judge It took less than a week for the next stage of the HST fight to play out in B.C. Supreme Court. Chief Justice Robert Bauman ruled on Friday morning that the anti-HST petition and its accompanying law extinguishing the act are legal. Bauman dismissed the big business challenge of the petition in a 13-page ruling that celebrated the grassroots democracy at the heart of the tax revolt. Quoting Premier Gordon Campbell saying the petition was “a victory for democracy,” Bauman said the petition should be sent to the provincial legislature.

He said the petition’s supporters so far had been denied the fruits of their “victory for democracy.” Bauman dismissed all of the arguments raised by the coalition of industry and business groups that included the Council of Forest Industries, the Mining Association of B.C., the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association, the Western Convenience Stores Association, the Coast Forest Products Association and the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. The groups had argued that a provincial law could not overturn the HST because the tax was enacted federally.

Coquitlam contingent in Cops for Cancer set for Sunday Spin-a-thon

Two Mounties with the Coquitlam RCMP will put in five hours worth of work on stationary bikes this weekend to support a popular cancer fundraising initiative. Constables Binita Naidu and Cindy Yoc will take to Coquitlam Centre’s Lulu Lemon outlet on Sunday, Aug. 29 to ride stationary bikes as part of a Cops For Cancer fundraiser dubbed the Spina-thon. The two will don Cops for Cancer training uniforms alongside a Lulu Lemon employee from 11 a.m to

4 p.m. Sunday, and all the money raised will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Naidu and Yoc are among five members from the Coquitlam RCMP detachment who will take part in this year’s rendition of The Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast, which takes place Sept. 22 to 30. Each member had to raise $6,000 to go on the tour, and the money raised from that jaunt will go towards a children’s camp called Camp Goodtimes. The Maple Ridgebased facility stages summer

camps for young cancer patients and their siblings at no cost to their parents. “To be part of the Tour de Coast and knowing that your efforts will make a real difference for children and families afflicted by cancer is very special,” Naidu said in a press release. “It was important for us at the Coquitlam detachment to support this cause.” Those who can’t make it to Sunday’s event but still want to support the cause can donate online at www. cancer.ca under the “Cops for Cancer” link.

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Tamil kids don’t deserve jail I called my MP, James Moore, to discuss the situation of the Tamil migrants, especially the women and children who are being held in jail while awaiting a hearing. The clerk that answered the phone assured me it was not true that they were in jail. I asked to speak to Mr. Moore and she said he would call back. He didn’t, but his executive assistant, Barb Haidn, did take time from her busy schedule to call me. To The I was not allowed to ask questions or make a comment, as it was she who was doing the talking; if I didn’t wish to listen she would hang up. I listened. She assured me that they were not in jail, and they were “being held in a secure location where they had access to shelter and medical care.”

I understood from articles they were being held at the Alouette Correctional Facility, but if Ottawa doesn’t call it a jail, what is it? A concentration camp? I cannot believe that it is necessary for Canadians to hold children in jail. It cannot be true that Canada can do this. All that it takes for evil to be done is for good men and women to remain silent. The government is supposed to be acting on my behalf. I do not consent Editor to this. It is wrong to hold children in jails. I urge all Canadians to consider what is happening and to contact their members of Parliament with their views. Leslie Hammond Port Coquitlam

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he “one step forward, two steps back” expression usually applies in the ongoing struggle to try and make more government information public. It seems that once legislation is enacted to ensure more freedom of information, government and/or corporations discover new ways to stall releasing information or find legal loopholes. So it was a very pleasant surprise to see that the provincial information and privacy commissioner has made it clear that companies that are doing business with hospitals must disclose financial and performance details of their contracts. The issue arose when the Hospital Employees’ Union made requests for details on outsourcing contracts in hospitals. The contracts involve cleaning and patient food services. The companies argued that to make financial information public would seriously impair their ability to compete and win those contracts. The Liberal government has been supporting the fight to keep that information private for close to a decade. But Elizabeth Denham, the commissioner, said, “Health authority outsourcing contracts must be disclosed.” Will the Liberals try one more time to keep that information under wraps? Perhaps. But we hope not. Companies such as Sodexo Canada are not working for the Liberal government — or the hospitals. They are, in fact, working on the public’s dime — taxpayer money. The public deserves to know how its money is being spent, but also whether they are getting good value and service for their tax dollars. And, perhaps equally important, the public needs to know what standards of service have been agreed to in those contracts and how the government is evaluating performance. We applaud Denham for her ruling. Now, let’s see what we’ve been paying for, and if we’ve gotten value for our tax dollars.

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Recall campaigns could face uphill climb I needs to aim at collecting more than 50 per cent of f you want to get a measure of the daunting odds the registered voters — not 40 per cent. of a successful recall campaign against a sitting Presumably, a major factor in such a high error B.C. Liberal MLA, check out the riding-by-riding rate is the out-of-date voters list. Every day, people breakdown of the anti-HST petition. move in and out of every riding and the list gets For recall to be successful, at least 40 per cent of more inaccurate as time goes by. the registered voters in that particular riding have By the time any recall campaign even begins (the to sign the recall petition. Although the anti-HST earliest kickoff is Nov. 15), most ridings’ petition easily accumulated more than populations would have seen a turnover 10 per cent of voters in every riding, of as much as 20 per cent since the list only one riding currently held by a B.C. was last updated. That’s going to make a Liberal MLA even came close to meeting tough job even tougher. the higher recall number. It’s true that in many ridings, antiThat would be Cariboo-Chilcotin, HST petition organizers stopped collectwhere some 6,524 voters signed the petiing signatures when they thought they tion. That is 1,748 names short of what had hit the 15-per-cent mark. But there’s would be required to successfully recall View From no evidence that if they kept the petition the sitting MLA, Donna Barnett. sheets out there they would have hit the Two other ridings also scored high, The Ledge much higher recall level. relative to what’s required for a recall, Keith Baldrey As well, the period to gather signabut both of those ridings — Kootenaytures on a recall petition is just 60 days, which is West and Fraser-Nicola — are held by NDP MLAs. one-third shorter than the time frame allowed for The riding that collected the most signatures was the anti-HST petition. Saanich North-The Islands, where more than 11,500 Add it all up, and it makes for a very high mounvoters signed the petition. But as impressive as that tain for recall proponents to scale. lofty total is, it is still almost 6,000 signatures short Nevertheless, having underestimated the popularof the number required for a successful recall. ity of the anti-HST petition, I’m reluctant to state Adding to the challenge of mounting a successful recall campaign is the huge number of invalid signa- unequivocally that any attempt at recall is doomed tures the anti-HST petition collected. Petition organ- to failure. There clearly is widespread anger and frustration izers claimed that more than 700,000 people signed among a lot of voters right now, and much of it is, the petition, but Elections B.C. said in the end the not surprisingly, directed at the B.C. Liberal governnumber of valid signatures was just over 557,000. So almost one in four signatures were invalid, and ment. The two anti-HST campaigners, Bill Vander Zalm it’s likely the same inaccuracy rate would occur in and Chris Delaney, have sent out mixed messages a recall sign-up. That means any recall campaign

about when they would begin recall campaigns and how many MLAs will be targeted. Sometimes, they have said they’ll start in November, and at other times they’ve said they’d wait until spring. They’re still hoping the B.C. Liberal government will scrap the HST, but I wouldn’t bet on it. The all-party legislative committee now dealing with the anti-HST petition may very well submit the law to repeal the tax to the legislature, but hardly anyone expects it to be passed into law. So expect some recall campaigns to begin in earnest at some point. And some of them may defy the odds and actually succeed. Aside from Donna Barnett, the Liberal MLAs seemingly most vulnerable to a recall campaign appear to be John Slater in Boundary-Similkameen (where another 2,784 people would have to sign a recall petition) and Bill Bennett in Kootenay East (3,961 names short). Keep in mind that for all the publicity and attention paid to the anti-HST petition, and for all the apparent depth of the government’s unpopularity, more than three-quarters of the electorate never even bothered to sign it. Getting a huge chunk of them to sign a different kind of petition may prove to be a hard sell. But you never know these days — particularly when the born-again, indefatigable Vander Zalm is running the show.

Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Do as the city says, but not as it does on garbage?

Renewable energy more safe than Mother Nature

Re: “All garbage cans should be covered,” letter to the editor, Friday, Aug. 20. The letter by D. Pederson on this subject was spot on. The City of Port Coquitlam preaches about how every household in the designated “bear areas” of our city have to have their garbage containers secured. Yet the city does not practise what it preaches, as all of our parks and outdoor public areas have the old-style containers that are not the least bit secure. (Not only that, there is a great need for recycling bins as well.) We need the bear safe containers in our parks and other areas that you see in our provincial parks — something the city should simply find a way to finance. It is great that our current city council is working towards all these changes, but obviously these plans have not been clearly thought out. The city has been very irresponsible in implementing our garbage collection changes without making sure that the neighbourhoods in question do indeed have locks on their bins or have their bins secured at night. The city should have been proactive by making sure the system was in place first — well before changes to the garbage collection were made. I am not sure I agree that this is the worst council the city has every had, but their management, planning and organizational style is indeed questionable. I think it is time the city of Port Coquitlam got its act together and implemented a practise-what-you-preach policy. J. Koops Port Coquitlam

Trying to comprehend the massive environmental devastation caused in a few brief moments by the recent Pemberton landslide is a mind-boggling exercise to say the least. Mother Nature awed us all with her display of destructive power, sending 40 million cubic metres of rock, sand, trees and debris crashing down Mount Meager, tearing away roads and bridges and blocking To The Meager Creek and the Lillooet River. Approximately 1,500 people were forced to flee their homes and another 2,500 were put on evacuation alert. It’s absolutely amazing that no one was killed or seriously injured by this natural disaster. For those who have followed the ongoing discussion about renewable clean energy in B.C., the Pemberton slide provides an interesting point of comparison to the frequent, but completely misinformed, claim that renewable energy projects cause environmental devastation. Unlike Mother Nature, renewable energy projects are subject to strict environmental regulations with more than 50 approvals, permits, licences and reviews needed from 14 government regulatory bodies before they can proceed. The list of environmental regulations and legislation that renewable energy projects must comply with includes the province’s Water Act, Land Act, Fish Protection Act, Forest Act and Wildlife Act as well as the federal Species at Risk Act, Fisheries Act and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, to name just a few.

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Are we ready for electric? It was not more than two or three years ago that media outlets were filled with stories about the coming age of electric vehicles. Scores of reports at the time spoke of designs for electric vehicles sitting on drawing boards and of early prototypes undergoing testing in the lab as technical hurdles were being overcome. Fast-forward to the present and it seems that what were once electric dreams are now showing up in communities everywhere for real-world road testing. This is very good news because it’s a sign that production models can’t be far behind. The question I have, though, is where all the electricity to power these electric vehicles is going to come from? All of the electricity produced in this province is currently spoken for, and some reports

state we are importing a fair amount of electricity to fill the gap between production and demand. When a couple hundred thousand electric vehicles hit the streets of British Columbia’s urban areas, will we be ready with a suitable supply of clean, non-emitting electricity or will we be caught off-guard and find ourselves having to import even more coal-fired electricity from outside this province to keep these clean electric vehicles running? If the transition to electric vehicles in this province is going to be successful, we need to make certain we have the clean electricity needed to power this revolution. If we don’t, we will be defeating the whole purpose of having electric vehicles and perpetuating our dependence on fossil fuels instead of finally getting ahead of the game. Yolanda Lora Vilchis Surrey

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Student Registration On Tuesday, September 7, over 30,000 students in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody (including the Villages of Anmore and Belcarra) will be heading to school. The Coquitlam School District welcomes all students and wishes you the very best for the year ahead. If you are new to the area or have moved over the summer, registration for new students will take place in public schools the week of August 30 (with the exception of Summit Middle School, which will start registration August 31). Bring along proof of citizenship for parent and child (i.e. birth certificate, PR card, passport) and proof of local residency. Non-residents can contact the International Education Department (604-936-5769) for more information.

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bargain-hunting sites like RedFlagDeals.com. • Turn one no into a yes. Kids get just as tired of hearing no as you get of saying it. Give in to one of their musthave-or-die purchase wishes and bask in their gratitude and compliance for the rest of your shopping trip. • Don’t blow your budget in the food court. Bring snacks and beverages from home instead of letting the kids fill up on overpriced, undernutritious mall food. • Show an interest. You’ve made them try on shoes and endure lineups all day, so take some time to check out the latest video game or robotic doll they’re dying to show you. Yes the stores are crowded at this time of year, and there is plenty of things left on your to-do list. But looking doesn’t necessarily have to lead to buying; it’s the effort that counts. — News Canada

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and closing in the afternoon, it is a busy and crowded area. There are children being dropped off or picked up by both school buses and parents. You can keep your child safe by raising their awareness of potential hazards while the rest of us can make school bus safety a priority by obeying the rules of the road. Let’s make this school year a safe one. Talk to your kids because they will act before they think and have little experience with traffic, and will assume the drivers will see them and will wait for them to cross. Things to teach you children about bus safety: • They must board the bus one at a time. • When they are getting off the bus, they should look before stepping off the bus to be sure no cars are passing on the right shoulder (side of the road).

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Savour the taste of a good deed Going mad for Mikeburgers has never helped so many. As part of Mr. Mike’s 50th anniversary this year, the West Coast restaurant chain is launching Goodstock: Taste the Love, a fundraising campaign patrons can really sink their teeth into. Until Aug. 29, $1 from every Mikeburger sold will be donated to local charities across B.C. and Alberta. The Coquitlam location has taken the Mikeburger Madness campaign to new heights, taking on the challenge of local hunger. The Pinetree Village staff has selected the SHARE Food Bank as the local charity of choice, to support the organization’s annual Christmas in July campaign. The location that raises the most funds will have their donations matched by the corporate head office. For more information, visit www.mrmikes.ca.

Student job centre wraps up The Coquitlam Service Canada Centre for Youth (SCCY) is basking in the afterglow of success, having closed for the season. “The summer was extremely successful,” said Anushka Samarawickrama, youth services officer. “We helped a large number of young people with their job searches, resumé and cover-letter writing, interview techniques and information on employment standards, health and safety in the workplace and wage rates.” The Coquitlam SCCY helped local employers find youth who were ready to work, as well as hosted several events to connect employers with potential employees.

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Knock on wood, EBay works for them Coquitlam company takes Internet bids on log homes Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Everything sells eventually. This entrepreneurial outlook prompted local businessman Darwin Allen Forcier to get creative when the economy took a nosedive. As owner of Coquitlam-based company Coast Mountain Log Homes, Forcier crafts log houses and cabins before shipping them to new owners across the continent. When times got tough, he turned to new marketing methods for his handmade homes — including online postings on EBay. His first EBay sale dates back to 2006 when a customer in Washington bought a small home. More recently, he sold a 2,000-square-foot log house via EBay auction to a buyer in Tyringham, Mass. Forcier listed the home on the online trading site after its original buyer ran into financial problems and couldn’t complete the purchase. “The U.S. economy going down has caused hard times in our industry across the board. To cover that, I’ve had to explore unorthodox styles of getting feet (13 metres) long. us out there, getting our name out there, getting Then they dismantled the shell and loaded the our product out there,” said Forcier, who crafts his 212 pieces onto two trucks bound for Massachusetts. creations on the former Fraser Mills site. After the trucks arrived in early July, Forcier flew “I’ve always been a big believer in the Internet and out to help Richardson reassemble the building. e-commerce, and EBay seemed to be a good fit for “We actually put up the home in us. It’s a bit of a unique way of getthree days. Each log was numbered ting our product out there.” and you had to put the log here and American artist Henry Richardson that log there. It was quite a pro“I’m amazed at what was the only bidder on the log home, cess,” Richardson said. he can do with a although neither buyer nor seller “Now we’re just framing out to would reveal the purchase price. chainsaw to fit it all put the windows in and treating the “It wasn’t a full-price offer, but we together.” outside of the logs. We’re getting it were happy with it and he was happy prepped to close in.” with it,” Forcier said. Richardson plans to spend Richardson had been searching Henry Richardson another month on the finishonline for a barn to use as a studio Artist and log-home bidder ing touches before his EBay buy for his chiselled glass sculptures. becomes his family’s home. He saw Forcier’s listing and called “It’s beautiful. Darwin does the Coquitlam company to discuss incredible work. I think there’s details and customize the wooden probably 1,000 people in the world that could do it. construction. Richardson decided to use the log The logs all fit together perfectly. There’s no seams home as his family’s main dwelling and build a barn or cracks,” Richardson said. on the land for his studio. “I think we’ll be very happy living here.” “I just thought, ‘That’s a beautiful structure.’ Closer to home, the Coquitlam craftsman plans to Darwin is highly skilled. He’s truly a craftsman,” continue listing on EBay. Forcier also uses Craigslist Richardson said. to market other wood and timber products ranging “As a sculptor looking at this, I’m amazed at what from log furniture to custom-cut lumber. he can do with a chainsaw to fit it all together. I “These methods are working. I don’t want to jinx can’t stress enough how formidable the challenge is it, but knock on wood, we’ve been doing pretty good to build a huge log cabin like this.” with the Internet,” said Forcier, who learned the Forcier and his two employees spent three more months working on the two-storey structure, built  CONTINUED ON PAGE 13, see TRADITIONAL HOME. primarily from pine and Douglas fir logs up to 45

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Chris Ayries performs her debut album Momentum at Inlet Theatre in Port Moody. Special guests Kathy Frank and Jason Bule will also perform as part of the pop-rock symphony of melody WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1 and groove. Information: www. chrisayries.com. Central Coquitlam Pensioners events@thenownews.com Morningside Toastmasters Branch 108 meet at 1 p.m. in meets from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. at the McDonald Cartier Room at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dogwood Pavilion. Membership is Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. $10 per year. Information: Roy at New members welcome. Info: www.morning604-939-0303. sidetoastmasters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030. Women Helping Others (WHO) meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 FRIDAY, SEPT. 3 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Widows and single Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch women over 50 welcome. Info: 604-464-2058.

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Learning French language at a young age: C’est merveilleux

You can never begin learning languages too early. That’s the mantra of Place Maillardville, the community centre in the heart of Coquitlam’s French neighbourhood, which has developed a host of French programs for all levels, starting the first week of September. Children between the ages of four and five years can enrol in the centre’s 14-week French preschool, which will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For three- to four-year-olds, there’s Les Petits Français on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For children under three years, parents can join their little ones for baby French, an eight-week program designed to introduce babies to French language and culture through music, movement and storytelling. Children between the ages of six and 12 years can get homework help every Tuesday, with Aide aux Devoirs, a program for stu-

dents in French immersion. The centre will also continue its ever-popular Fun with French on Thursdays, when children can learn language and culture through crafts, games and activities.

French conversation for adults classes range from beginner to advanced, and are offered weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays. Prospective students are invited to meet the instructors during the

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strategies levels 1, 2 and 3. These classes begin Oct. 12 and run through to December 16 at the Winslow Centre in Coquitlam. And for newcomers to the language, there is the French

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Killers, kayaks and toilet paper part of adventure on sea Colleen Friesen Travel Writers Tales There were many skills I thought I’d master on my recent kayaking trip in B.C.’s Johnstone Straits, but learning how to burn used toilet paper hadn’t made that list. Sea Kayak Adventures promised a wilderness experience extraordinaire. They delivered; orcas, humpbacks, doll porpoises and eagles littered the landscape, the camp stove fare was gourmet and the guiding, expert. I just hadn’t counted on the burn-your-T.P.-in-the-coffee-can routine, though it did make for some interesting discussions. Like one night on the Compton Island Indian Reserve: Nell Garvin, of Bellevue, Wash., sips her Merlot, and says, “I’m going to find an old coffee tin and tell my kids that I have mastered the art of the one-match burn. The key,” she lifts her glass, “is

poking it with a stick and holding it aloft.” Allen Early, 46, of Moore, S.C., shakes his head. “Nah. My method’s better. I just light it before I use it.” The tour started in the basement of the Haida-Way Hotel in Port McNeill. Our new guides, Cara Andre and Dan Pichette, are eager and enthusiastic. Pichette asks us, “What are you hoping to gain from this trip?” Less than 24 hours later, I’m sitting on a bluff above the aptly named Mossy Cove. A bull kelp forest fans out in the sparkling water below. My husband, Kevin, leans against a hemlock to read, while our tent glows with the last golden rays of the day. I breathe deep bellyfuls of salty air scented with hot sap, and write in my journal about the seal and her pup we saw drifting through that morning’s fog in Telegraph Cove. I remember too,

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Jr. All-Stars ride highs, lows of World Series run Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com The final numbers weren’t what they hoped for, but the experience was that of a lifetime. The Coquitlam Junior All-Stars returned from the 2010 Junior World Series in Taylor, Mich., on the weekend with a 1-4 record. While the results fell short of their goal, the squad took what was given and made the most of it. Nothing can dampen the fact that the small club from Coquitlam has won three straight Canadian titles, manager Wes Taylor noted. “We told them on Day 1 when we started this that after two months you’ll be better players and better people, and I know we achieved that,” Taylor said Monday. “Would we want to have done better? Sure, but the boys experienced it all and will never forget it.” The team’s run at the World Series ended with their only victory, a 7-5 decision over Freehold, New Jersey in the cross-over consolation game on Friday. A day removed from a disheartening 5-4 loss to Guatemala City, Coquitlam shook all the pressure and heavy expectations that seemed to weigh on the hitters and found their stroke. “We just let the young guns play, made sure that everyone felt good about it and ended the tournament with a good game.” The Guatamala game echoed the tourney’s opener, where the Canadian champions put up a valiant charge but were on the wrong end by the final out. Javeed Khankashi helped propel Coquitlam to a 4-0 lead in the fourth with a three-run home run. Mitchell Anderson pitched very well but began to wear down midway into the fifth, when he balked in a run. “It was a must-win game for (Guatemala) so they burned their best pitcher… We had them on the ropes, but when they got things going, we just didn’t answer back. You hate to lose those one-run games but it happens,” Taylor said. Although the team of 13 and 14 year olds was pretty crestfallen after their fourth straight loss, Taylor said the whole experience eclipsed the on-field results. “You are always frustrated when  CONT. ON PAGE 29, see ALL-STARS...

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Fast start gives Adanacs early edge Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com Taking nothing for granted, the Coquitlam Adanacs headed into yesterday’s critical matchup (past NOW deadline) against the defending Minto Cup champion Orangeville Northmen with confidence and clarity. Victories over the Okotoks Raiders and New Westminster Salmonbellies provided the confidence. The clarity comes from the fact that while they’ve nailed down, at worse, a berth in tonight’s semifinal (8 p.m. at the Poirier Sports Centre), their performance needs to improve to survive for a best-of-three final showdown. Sunday’s 11-7 triumph over B.C. runner-up New West demonstrated that the margin between the two frequent combatants hasn’t changed since the B.C. Junior A final a few weeks ago. That being said, Coquitlam coach Curt Malawsky remained cautious in the face of a perfect 2-0 record. “There is some housekeeping stuff on the floor that we need to take care of, we’re making a few errors here and there,” said Malawsky. “We’re giving up a lot of shots, I think it’s over 50 shots, [55 to New West]… We have to watch some films and try to minimize why the opposition is getting so many looks at the net.” Certainly the first goal of the game, where New West’s Jordan Catton won the opening faceoff and streaked down to beat Adanac netminder Dan Lewis, could have set a tone. But Coquitlam replied quickly in what was a backand-forth battle until the second period, where they rattled off the first three goals to take a 7-3 lead. Matt Dinsdale tallied his third goal of the night just 52 seconds into the middle stanza, while Mark Matthews finished with a goal and five assists. Robert Church, with two goals and two helpers, Wes Berg, Simon Giourmetakis, David Joyce, Riley Loewen and Tor Reinholdt also tallied. Lewis proved to be in fine form, turning aside 47 shots. It came on the heels of a 12-8 win over Okotoks, where the Adanacs blazed out to a 5-1 lead before the game was 10 minutes old. Ben McIntosh netted five goals against the Raiders, with Matthews tallied twice and drew five assists. “We were definitely anxious, really pumped up and we came out with a strong start,” McIntosh said of Saturday’s win. “Last year (at the Minto Cup) was a real wakeup call,

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ON THE BALL: Coquitlam’s Matt Dinsdale beats New Westminster’s Matt MacGrotty for the ball during Sunday’s action at the Minto Cup championship in Coquitlam. we didn’t know what to expect and we had a lot of young guys. “We brought back a lot of kids from last year, which was a huge advantage for us, and we have that (Minto Cup) experience which is really helpful.” If they make it to the best-of-three final (which starts Friday, 8 p.m.), the Adanacs will have done so by running an impressive gauntlet. “We’ve always said from Day 1 it’s

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peted well. The effort was there,” said Salmonbellies bench boss Dan Perreault after Sunday’s setback. The Bellies came up short against Orangeville in a 9-3 tilt on Saturday. The Northmen were led by 6’6 Brock Sorenson’s hat trick and Adam Jones’ five-point game. Goalie Dillon Ward averaged three goals against over the first two games, stopping 53 shots.

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Yoo wins B.C. juvenile title on final hole A 1-over par 73 was good enough to clinch the B.C. Girls Juvenile Golf championships for Port Coquitlam’s Anica Yoo last week. That’s because the PoCo teen had begun the tournament with a course record 2-under 70, en route to a three-day total of 219 (70-76-73). She finished with a three-round total of 219, 3-over par, outdueling Port Moody’s Valentina

Trillo (71-75-74) by one shot for top spot in a down-to-the-wire finish. The two began the final round tied. Trillo entered the 18th hole with a one-stroke lead, but on the 329-yard par-4 layout, the PoCo teen finished even, while Trillo double-bogeyed. In fifth place was Port Moody’s Ally Shin, with a three-day score of 224 (74-74-76).

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Returning goalies Nick Enegren and Robin Billingham are facing some heavy competition for one of the two positions. “We’ve got good balance, good battles at every position,” Calvano noted. “There are players who are experienced junior hockey players and players who are a few years away... They all are trying to make one fancy play and to make that, they make five or six mistakes. But it’s all good.” Time is of the essence, with a couple of rounds of cuts expected both today and Friday. The team will take 20 players to Gibsons on Saturday for an exhibition test against the Powell River Paper Kings, followed by a game Sunday, 2 p.m. against Surrey at the Poirier Sports Centre’s rec rink. The Express’ exhibition run continues Tuesday in Langley. The regular season kicks off Sept. 10 in Victoria.

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you lose, but I think we’ve got to remember that the organization has won three straight (junior) national titles and is known. One of the coaches said, ‘I always wanted a reputation.’ Coquitlam now has that.” The four players from last year’s World Series provided valuable leadership, and will carry that to the next level, Taylor noted.

“They’re going to come back next year pumped from this experience. They’ll spend the winter in the batting cage and preparing for next season.” Taylor said getting to Michigan is a reward in itself, with the national championship triumph in Lethbridge being the highlight of the whole year. “When they get here it’s a whole different level. You see the boys get interviewed and sign autographs… It’s just a

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great environment where the boys are treated like gold.” Contributing to the squad’s success were Mitchell Anderson, Brandon Becking, Cole Dowling, Kevin Heidema, Alex Hunt, Hayden and Tyler Jaco, Jonathan Keltie, Javeed Khankashi, Austin MacDonald, Alex Romanowski, Curtis Taylor and Cam Williams, manager Wes Taylor and coaches Brad Becking, Tyloer Olinyk and Larry Park.

Dobbie, McKinlay cart off WLA hardware

The Western Lacrosse Association announced its 2010 award winners, and league scoring champion Dane Dobbie was front and centre. The Coquitlam Adanac sniper hauled off the Denny Huddleston Trophy after tallying 51 goals and 49 assists in 18 league games, and was select-

ed to the league’s first all-star team. Making the second all-star squad was linemate and second-year senior Cory Conway. Picking up the Maitland Trophy for outstanding play, sportsmanship and assistance to minor lacrosse was Coquitlam’s Steve McKinlay.

Your BC Lions — In Their Own Words Justin Sorensen - 68 I’m a small town B.C. guy – born and raised in Parksville on Vancouver Island. I began playing football while attending high school at Ballenas Secondary and because of my size I was a natural fit on the offensive line. In fact, I did so well that I was named my team’s Most Valuable Player in my senior season. Following my high school graduation, I had an opportunity to head south to continue my education and play football for the University of South Carolina in the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference, which features some of the most competitive college football in the United States. After playing four years on the Gamecocks’ offensive line, I had a newfound appreciation for my adopted home but was nonetheless excited to return to British Columbia to don the black and orange as the Lions’ first-round selection in the 2008 CFL draft. I’d seen firsthand what playing in front of some of the most passionate football fans is all about and I knew I’d see similar support from Lions fans back home in B.C. Now in my second season on the Leos’ offensive line, I feel privileged to come to work every day and play the game I love. Nothing would make me happier than to bring the Grey Cup home to British Columbia and share that experience with my family and friends. Through thick and thin, the guys on the offensive line have become family to me and I’m proud of the contributions we make on and off the field. As a kid who dreamed of playing professional football from a young age, I remember looking up to athletes for inspiration. For that reason, I enjoy taking part in the Lions’ community programs throughout the year, particularly the Terasen Gas Energy Champions initiative. It gives me a feeling of pride to give back to the local community and know that in some small way I could be having a positive influence on the younger generation.

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Panorama Ridge student Jenn Grewal gets a lift from BC Lions offensive lineman Justin Sorensen before a charity game between the BC Lions and the RCMP to raise funds for Haiti relief. Photo: Sharon Doucette, Surrey Now

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BORDER COLLIE, female, 14 wks old. Purebred but no papers. Includes: dog pool, 2 leashes, toys, food, shampoo, portable carrying case. Vet checked & 2nd shots. $400. Call 604-533-0706

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Dogs

LHASALIER LHASALIER MORKIE MORKIE HAVANESE/PUG HAVANESE Registered

M M

FF

$695 $595 $795 $795 $895 $695 $695 $795 $795 $895 GOLDEN RETRIEVERS $595 $495 $695 GOLDEN RETRIEVERS (PEKAPOM ,") Registered, 1 left!) $695 $795 SHIHTZU/PUGS HAVENESE Registered $495 $795 $895 PAPILLON Registered $695 PEKAPOM $695 $795 MIN PIN $595 PEKEPOO $695 MINI PUGGLE $595 $895 $695 WESTIE $795 SHIHTZU/PUGS $695 $795 SHELTIE Registered $495 $595 PAPILLON Registered $695 $695 BICHAPOO PEKEPOO $695 YORKIE Registered WESTIE $795 $695 $895 COCKALIER $695 SHELTIE Registered $795 $895 POM (8WEEKS,REG) BICHAPOO $695 $895ENG TOY/BICHON $695 YORKIE Registered $795 $895 COCKALIER $695 $795 BEAGLE $795 POM (8WEEKS,REG) $695 $795 $795 $895 PUGGLE ENG TOY/BICHON $695 $795 CHIHUAHUA $695+ BEAGLE $795 $895 $895 DASCHUND $795 CHI-WEENIE $695 $795

4020

Health Products & Services

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4060

Metaphysical

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Furniture, Kids Toys, Jewellery, Bling, Kitchen Items, Clothes, Household items & More

Appliances

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$

604-306-5134 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

2055

Food Products

BLUEBERRIES. NO spray. U-Pick/Orders. 349 Prairie Ave. Port Coq. 10-5pm. 604-240-1647

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

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2075

Furniture

KENMORE WASHER, Good cond, too small for this familiy, only $125. Call 604-942-5039

LIKE NEW!

Travel Destinations

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4530

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

2095

Lumber/Building Supplies

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2135

Wanted to Buy

CASH FOR: Tools, collectibles, toys, antiques, estates, art, junk boxes, misc stuff. Jim, 936-8583

5017

Business Services

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5035

Financial Services

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Franchises/ Business Opps

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5060

Legal Services

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

6002

Agents

NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.Mazuma.ca

6005

Real Estate Services

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

NON-BANK NON-DEALER Independent Financing Options 604-309-6278 Verico Paragon Mortgage Group Inc www.LendLease.ca

REAL ESTATE

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

BECOME A LOCKSMITH 5 Days Hands on Training. Visit www.mrprolock.com or call Terry 604-773-5625

Apt/Condos

1 BR Apt $680 in POCO, bright & spac. corner ste, NO SMOKING, NO PETS, call 604-977-3088 2 BR+DEN, Fireplace, all appliances, W/D, HW flooring, 2 secure parking, WO facility in complex. Yearly lease. $1600.00/mo. 604-999-7005

10 Renaissance Sq. 612-4344 Large 1 BR loft, 1.5 baths, prkg, gym, Sep 1, lease, $1350.

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-08

6020-52

Coquitlam

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

2 BR, 875 sf, spac open condo in concrete high rise in the heart of Surrey’s future. Patio, s/s appls, new w/d, recently updated, storage locker, full gym, sauna, u/g prkg & more. Save your downpayment and assume my mortgage! $208,500. Danny 778-840-2971

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

ATTN: BUILDERS $645K 1421 SMITH AVE. COQ Close to Como Lake 2500 SF, 63’ x 125’ Flat Lot Call Chris ★ 604-307-0123

544 SYDNEY PLACE COQUITLAM

Bach, 1 & 2 bdrms. starting at

$

799

6020-36

Tsawwas.

5857-16 Ave Beach Grove Tsawwassen. 2BR bungalow, walk to beach, large lot, deck, $491,000. 1-780-965-5007

6020-52

Other Areas BC

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6030

Real Estate 100 MILE HOUSE, 4 BR, 3bath, Great family home, Recent Upgrades, $249,900, Darrel @ RE/MAX, 1-250-609-0432

Lots & Acreage

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. New Westminster. No HST! $325,888. Call 604-726-0677.

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6508

Apt/Condos

2 BR, 2 bath @ Montreux WW Plateau, like new, prkg, gym, hot tub & pool. Close to IGA, bus, & school. $1200 incls h/w & gas. Ns & n/p Sept 1st 778-839-4880 ref’s

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR & 2 BR Apartments

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

MOVE-IN BONUS CYPRESS GARDENS

27021-24th Avenue, Aldergrove!

Get more for everyday family living space in this custom built home. Features large open floor plan, fresh designer colours, expansive kitchen island, media room, extra large master bedroom with large soaker tub, dual shower and walk in closet. Includes unauthorized rental suite, central air throughout, full security system, wired for sound, hardwood floors plus many other extras. Quiet undeveloped acreage across the street.

A Property Worth Seeing!

Call Leigh Turnbull 604-530-4111

6508

Apt/Condos

1 bedrooms starting at $825

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

RENTALS 604-931-3273

RENTALS 604-800-1619 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

6508

Apt/Condos

AMAZING 2BDRM, 2bth + den * Rent-to-Own * Cora Towers, close to shops/transit. Low Down. Call Dave (604) 787-1413 to view. 280 Ross Dr. 612-4344, New 14th flr, 2 BR, 2 baths, small pet ok, lease, $1400.

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. 410-3250 St. John St 2BR 2 bath faces east, 767sf, balc. 2 prkg, locker, lease, np, np, $1400. now Eric K. 604-723-7368 Prop. Mngt.

office: 604 936-3907

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq 460 Westview St. 612-4344 1 BR, near lougheed Mall, prkg, n/p, lease, $895

1114 HOWIE ST. COQUITLAM

Heat/Water incl., parking avail. On cul-de-sac. Tennis courts, close to Lougheed Mall, bus/Skytrain. rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

Other Areas BC

$214,900, 100 Mile House Fenced corner lot, bsmt, 1BR, 2bath, lots of oak. Darrel @ RE/MAX, 1-250-609-0432

604 - 941 - 7721

MOVE-IN BONUS

Houses - Sale

GAS STATION & Garage. Well established, very successful. Serious inquiries only . 604-724-4848

RENTALS

6508

6020

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 9098 Halston Court 612-4344 2 BR, 2 baths, gym, pool, prkg, lease $1300.

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

office: 604 939-4903 cell: 778-229-1358 9868 Cameron St. 612-4344 2 BR, 2 baths, 2 prkg, view, n/p, Sep 1, lease, $1450.

Rentals

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6508

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Apt/Condos

BBY, 2 BR Apt, cls to school and Lougheed Mall, newly reno’d kitch & bath, N/s, N/p, Avail Sept 1, $1200/mo. Call 604-420-7023.

BBY, Brentwood. Big 1 BR. $750 incl ht & h/w. Quiet, adult-oriented building. Ns/np. 604-841-6984 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-848-1790 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334

6508

Apt/Condos

COQ. 1 BR, $750. 2 BR, $850, 3 BR, $1050. Sept 1. Incl d/w, ht, prkg. 604-523-9950 or 521-8249

Large 1 BR. @ $825. Newly renovated Incl heat, hot water & dw. 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 604-723-3885 N. WEST, lrg, cln 2 BR with balc & view, $920 incls ht, h/w, locker, avl Now, N/p, N/s. 778-991-8818. N. WEST, Lrg 1 BR $895 & 2 BR $1095, hdwd flrs, heat hot/water & cable. Cat OK. Nr transit, quiet bldg. Av now. Jim 604-728-2086

MASSEY PLACE McBride Blvd, New West

BURNABY, OMA-2, 3 BR, sub Penthouse, 26th flr, 2 bath, granite counters, 2 balcony, 2 prkg, all ammens, storage, f/p, view, very bright $2225. cat ok, avail now . Ray 604-313-8817

BUCHANAN MANOR 1064 Howie Avenue 1 BR Apartment $750/mo. Includes heat & hot water. Near bus, shopping & school. No pets. Call:

604-931-0312

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

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

Extra large 1 BR, 2 BR, 2 BR + Den & 3 BR Apts. Renovated, rent includes heat & hot water.

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW RENO’D. LG 1 bdrm above ground basement suite. Lg Yard and deck, 6 appl. $850 plus 1/3 util. 604-970-5733 NEW WEST 2 BR, 2 baths, pets ok, n/s, 2 patios, nr skytrain & RCH, enste w/d, new appls, f/p, $1500. Avail Sep. 604-591-9781 NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR New Appl’s etc. No Pets, From $775 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353

Orlean Ridge - 990 Adair Ave 2 ensuite BR, h/w flrs, 2 prkg, lease, $1400. 612-4344 PITT MEADOWS golf course 2BR, 2ba, 2 yrs old, ss appls, granite, lg deck, inste w/d, ns/np. Av now. $1200. 604-780-3926 POCO 2 BR Apts, $755/mo & $775/mo, quiet-family complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

CALL (604) 524-5840 www.masseyplace.com

NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 1, 2 or 3 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens, Avl Sept 1, small pet ok with pet deposit.

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE

Fifth Ave, New West 1 BR $735. 2 BR $915. Lrg, bright, well maint bldg. Rent includes heat, hot water & cable. N/P. Central New West.

CALL 604 519-1095 Professionally Managed by Colliers International

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

604- 983- 8046

PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 BR + den, concrete bldg, 2 full baths. F/p, in-suite w/d, h/wd flrs, granite counters, S.S. applis, 2 u/grd prkg, gym. No pets. Ocean & mountain view! $1,875/mo + util. Avail Sept 15. 604-469-9261 New Westminster

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

EL PRESIDENTE

office: 604 936-1225

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

KING ALBERT COURT

VILLA MARGARETA

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

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

Managed by Colliers International

320-9th St, New West

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

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

CALL 604 715-7764

Family Living

GARDEN VILLA

WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $925. 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.

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

415 Westview St, Coq

MONTECITO TOWERS

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

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

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

6508

As new Lrg 2 BR condo. Lam flrs, 5 appls, Sept 1, $1250. Lease & excl refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty

(604) 521-0311

view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

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

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

604 939-0944

JUNIPER COURT

The Copperstone

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

1010 6th Ave, New West

99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

604 420-5636

Co-ops

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

115 PLACE CO-OP Accepting applications for waiting list for Bachelors & 2 BR’s. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

Call 604 421-1222

6515

Duplexes - Rent

NEW WEST. Modern 2 BR. Quiet bldg. Prkg. $995 incl util. Now or Oct 1. Nr Skytrain. 604-618-7766

6540

BBY, EAST. 2 BR. Ns/np. $900 incl hydro. Immed. Near bus & schools. 604-777-2038 after 5pm.

BBY, EDMONDS. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $850/mo incl hydro/cbl. Sept 1. 604-524-6614 BBY NORTH, 1200sf, 3 BR g/lvl, 5 appls, ns, np, $1200 incl utils, cble & net, Oct 1. 604-570-0556

BBY, SOUTH. Newer 1 BR, f/bath. No w/d, ns/np. $700/mo incl hydro/cbl. 604-527-7793

Houses - Rent

BBY / Canada Way, 2 BR Home, appls, close to school & bus. Call Abby 604-562-1070, or Masoom 778-242-9468

BBY, SOUTH Slope. Clean 2 BR bsmt. $800/mo incl hydro/cable. Ns/np, no laundry. 778-867-9715

BBY N. 3 BR up, 3 BR down, Sept 1, N/s, N/p, base of SFU, $2,800/mo, refs. 778-882-5129

BBY, UPPER Deer Lake. 5 BR, 2 lev, 2 baths, 5 appl, big deck, garage. $2700/mo. By BCIT/Metrotown. NS/NP. 604-897-9841 CENT COQ 3 BR 2 bath exec home, 2 gas f/p, prkg, nr schools. N/S $2000 plus util 604-939-7915 NR COQ Ctr, Upper 3BR, L/D, 5 Appl, n/s, n/p, ref, $1450+utili, Avail NOW 604 438 1706 POCO, RANCHER 2 BR & Den, reno’d, fenced yrd. $1500. 1 yr lease. NS/NP. 604-657-6448 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 Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE

BROADWAY/RENFREW, Single hse, newly reno’d 2 BR top flr, 1 bath, $1350. 1 BR bsmt $650 incls utils. Sep 1. 604-434-8957 BSMT SUITE FOR RENT BBY, N. Buffalo St. 1 BR bsmt, kitchen, f/bath, clean, quiet place. $850/mo incl utils. No Smoke/No Pet. Avail now. 604-420-1077 COQ 2 BR ($1100), 1000 sqft, 1 BR ($900), 800 sqft, above grnd ste, nr Douglas College, full patio, full bath, w/d, alrm, prkg incls utils, n/s, n/p, Oct 1, 604-805-4271 COQ 2 BR g/lvl ste, 1100 sqft, 4 appls, full bath, patio, f/p, storage, no dogs, nr ammens, Avail Now, $900 + 40% utils, 604-307-4103 COQ 2 yr old, all amens, skytrain, Mall, 1 BR + work space, 6 appls, 9 flr w/view, prkg, gym, $1130, N/s, N/p, Oct 1. 604-519-8537 COQ L’HEED/SHAUGHNESSY newly renod 3 br /glvl ste, 2 full baths, lge kit, w/d, cat ok. Sept 1. $1100 + 1/2 util. 604-722-5072 COQ LRG 1 BR + Office, n/s, w/d, $850 incls utils, cbl & net, nr SFU. 778-786-8012 COQ, MUNDY. Lrg 1 BR & Den g/l, gas f/p, priv w/d, f/bath. $795 incl util. N/p. Sep 1. 604-939-0266

New Westminster BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

2 GREAT people needed to share 3br suite in Cen Coq w/ female student. 6 new appl, bright & clean. $500 & share util each. 604-939-7915

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ. Near Lough Mall Skytrain. Bright 1 BR. Shared w/d. Ns/np. $700/mo. Immed. 604-931-1945 COQ. NICE, quiet, top flr, reno’d 3 BR, f/p, w/d, N/p, N/s, $1100/mo + 1/2 utils. immed. 604-809-9850 COQ WESTWOOD Plateau NEW legal 3 BR bsmt ste, 2 full bath, 6 s/s appls, 2 sep entry, lam flrs. Av now. $1400. 604-763-2425

MOVING?

2 BR, Lrg, Queensboro, N. West, avl now, gas f/p, lrg patio/yrd. Nr bus. $850. NS/NP. 604-524-9247

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

#304 - 1959 152nd St. Surrey

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

2BR BBY N spac g/lvl, priv yd, shrd w/d, nr amen, sky/tr, bus, ns, np. $975+1/2 utils. 604-420-6339

Contact Natalie 778-230-9037

BBY Brantford. 2 BR bsmt ste, 4 appls, gas f/p. incls cbl, nr Imperial, Refs Req. Avail Sept 1. $900 + utls. NS/NP. 604-438-5463

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath ste

available on quiet part of North Road near Burquitlam Plaza & short trip to Lougheed Mall. Views of metrotown & Burnaby Mountain. Near transit & shopping. Rent includes hot water, parking stall & storage locker. Reference required, sorry no pets. Contact: Rob McKenzie. Phone: 604-525-2122 or Bayside Property Services Ltd., Office: 604-432-7774 for more info & to view

N WEST, Queenborough newer 1 BR g/lvl ste, $650/mo incls utils/ cbl/net, nr transit, no laundry, ns. np. Refs. Immed. 604-767-7540 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, 1 bath, $1100/mo + utils, available immed, own parking. 604-722-5550 or 604-671-8389

NEW WEST. 1 BR + den. Sh’d w/d. F/yard. $875/mo incl hydro/ cbl. One friendly dog or cat ok! N/s. Immed. Ref. 604-626-9073

NEW WEST. 1 BR, f/ba. $725/mo incl hydro/cbl/’net. Ns/np, no w/d. Sept 1st. Near bus. 604-341-9191

3 BR, 2 bath, new flrs & paint, James Rd P. Moody, nice complex, $1250; avail Sept 1, ns, np, Lighthouse Rlty 604-551-1409 M. RIDGE, Brookside Gardens. 3 BR T/H’s, pets ok, new flrs/paint, Sept 15/Oct 1, 778-835-0748 PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

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 NEW WEST. Large 1 BR + den. Nr 22 S/train. $790/mo incl hydro/ cable. Now. Ns/np. 604-710-1864 NEW WEST West End, 2 BR bsmt ste, incls utils, cbl & internet, w/d, nr 22 St Skytrain, $1050. n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 604-346-6009 NEW WEST, West End. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Ns/np. Includes util/cable. Available now. 604-522-1896 POCO 1 BR, tile h/w flrs, own w/d, nr all ammens, n/s, n/p, $750 incls utils, Avail Sep 1. 604-942-7109

woodland@rentmidwest.com

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

BBY 6994 Greenwood St, Brand New approx 1800sf W/H with finished office, clean, large O/H door, 3 phase power, avail Now. Call 604 929-9493 www.westrockproperty.com

POCO, 3BR bsmt ste, avail Sept 1, $1250 incl util, own w/d, N/P, N/S, nr all amens, Call 778-882-9644, 778-999-3565 PORT MOODY, 2 BR bmnst, avail Sept 1, N/s, N/p, $800/mo incls w/d, cable & utils. 604-931-7035 cel 778-839-7967

WESTWOOD PLAT, 2 large BR bsmnt stes, $850/mo + 1/3 hydro, f/s, w/d, N/s, N/p, Avl immed. BLUE MTN & Austin, 2 BR bsmnt ste, 4 appls, N/p, N/s, $740/mo incls hyd. 604-649-8909

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+).

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8055

Cleaning

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ Clean to perfection, Honest, Lic & Insured, Free Window Cleaning, Call 778-840-2421

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

BBY, BRENTWOOD, 2 BR g/lvl, sh’d W/D, garage. Ns/np. $1000 incls utils. Sept 1. 604-294-1317

BBY, Gov’t Rd, New 2 BR glvl, nr SFU Skytrn, schl, $1100 incl util, Sept 1, ns/np. 604 721-1607

Townhouses Rent

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

EXP’D CLEANER using non toxic products. References available. Call Yolanda 778-228-8228

3 BDRM Bsmt $950 incl util.No pets or smoking Near stores/ schools/park-604 671 0815 - Kris

BBY, E. 18th Ave. 2 BR, f/bath, shared laundry - 1/week. Ns/np. $800/mo + 40% hydro. Now. Near elem/high schools. 604-522-9756

6605

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

ARCO DRYWALL. Board, tape, texture, frame. New & renos. 16 years exp. Mike, 604-825-1500

8080

Electrical

GOOD RATES! Exc ref. Reliable & immaculate work. 20 years exp. Res/Comm. Call: 604-525-0688

BONSOR APTS

Peninsula Property Management

Suites/Partial Houses

CALL 604 723-8215

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Apt/Condos

6602

COQ W/WOOD Plat. 1 BR bsmt ste, own W/D. NS/NP. Av Sep 1. $700 + 1/3 utls. 604-464-5950

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

New DELUXE Condo Available NOW. 1 BR & Den • 900 square feet

Call 604-540-9300 CANTERBURY COURT

6510

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

8073

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Drainage

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. GENSON ELECTRICAL Licenced & bonded. EC #102722 Ind/Comm/Res. 604-763-7021 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.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

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

Rentals

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CALL THE EXPERTS HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE Fabulous Roofing Showroom The Roofing Store • 604-421-8088 SPACE

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HOME SERVICES

8090

Fencing/Gates

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8155

Landscaping

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

8185

Moving & Storage

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

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

8125

Gutters

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TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931

604-439-9417 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George 778-859-7793

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 Adams Yard & Tree Services: Topping, Hedges, Lawns, Pruning etc. Adam 778-899-4162

8130

Handyperson

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

8155

Landscaping

No job too big. No job too small. We keep it simple. • Full Yard Cleanup • Pruning trees, shrubs & hedges the proper way! • Planting Plan & Full Installation • Retaining walls, walkways & bed edging • Patio, Deck & Water Features • Fence Removal & Installation • Pressure Washing

Please call Sherry

604-992-6654

Landscape Technician & Cert. Arborist

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA

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

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★ HANDYMAN★ $30 per hour Call 604-762-6401 PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN For Homes or Businesses. Call Dave at 778-386-3844

8195

778.881.6096

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

Brush

YARD CLEAN-UP, Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, Free estimate. 604-710-9670

8175

Masonry

* QUALITY BRICKWORK *, Cult Stone Tile Repairs. Reas Rates. 35 yrs exp. Mike 604-328-7974

Roller

Spray

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

Fully Guaranteed, Worksafe Covered

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

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

Interior / Exterior • Small / Big Jobs Comm./Res. • Fully Insured AURA Stone Countertops Crown molding installation. Faux finish, staining & custom painting. $150 Off (certain restrictions apply) #1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 30 yrs exp. Summer Specials. Int/ Ext. Power Washing. 604-891-9967 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

8225

Power Washing

Professional Power Wash, Windows & Gutters 15 Yrs Exp. Quality Work! Mike 604 785-1206

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

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604-315-1452

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. HOME RENOVATIONS

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MATCO DESIGN - Renovations *Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564 matco@telus.net

8250

Roofing

TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

604-588-0833

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Sports & Imports

1994 FORD Mercury Marquis. 157,000 km. Good shape. Well kept. $2,800 firm. Or: 1990 CADILLAC Seville very good running condition, 187,000 kms. Aircared. $2,800. 604-576-0337

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

JJ Roofing • Repairs • Reroof • New Roof

9160

Domestic

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $12,500. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128 2010 KIA RIO 4 door sedan, 5 speed manual trans, 5000 km, silver. $7000 firm 604-329-6225

Family Owned & Operated

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Re-Roofing Specialist!

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Call: 778-896-4858 SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD Serving the Lower Mainland Licenced & Insured. Refs.

Exceeding all expectations, one client at a time

15% O

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9173

Vans

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

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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

Rubbish Removal

• Residential Roofing • Homes • Strata • Installations • Repairs • 24 Hour Emergency Service Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount

www.crownresidentialroofing.com

1984 CAMPERVAN, AWNING, 4 burner stove, oven, fridge, toilet, CD player. Excellent cond. $4500 obo, call 604-721-0344

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

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

8255

RV’s/Trailers

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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with ad! 604-317-4729 www.skyviewroofing1.com

1996 FORD Windstar Van, 173k, pwr wind/drs, aircared, AC, new bakes. $1600 obo. 604-582-5000

9522

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

1988 28FT Leisure Coach, 125K, many features & extras, Must Sell, $8,900obo, 604-855-9774

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

CHEAP CHEAP

Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal Take your junk away same day. Call for rates 778-892-4515 DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. From $179 - $565 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599 WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items are included. 604-936-8583

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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

9155

1998 GMC 2500 SL Sierra, ext cab, 5.7 Vortek Eng, 2WD, 134K ac, canopy, elec brakes, tow hitch air care $5,500obo 604-826-1041

9160

2005 29’ JAYCO Trailer. like new, bunk beds, Awning, lrg storage, slide, A/C, $18,000 604-997-9201

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks 2005 CHALLENGER 32’ 5th whl. 3 slides, island kit. Generator. only 3ks $34,500. 604-826-7691

Sports & Imports

2001 HONDA CIVIC LX. Beige, auto, 4 doors. Mint cond. Only 59,600 km. Incl 4 extra mud/snow tires, balanced on rims. $8,000 firm. 604-760-7576 after 5pm

2007 KOMFORT 29ft 5th wheel, fully equipped, great cond, $25,900 obo. Call 604-230-2728 ONLY 500KM. ’05 25’ Terry Ltd Ed, T/T w/slide wlk around queen bd. $16,900 obo. 604-858-2467 Chwk

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

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

8335

Sell Your RV or Boat

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

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

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JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER TQ ticket. 15yr experience. Big or small jobs. 604 464 3945

BESTWAY PAINTING & DECORATING

John 778-881-6737

Moving & Storage

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

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed & hand cleaned. 604-524-0667

PLUMBERS

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

604-783-6454 Vancouver 604-377-2503

9125

Roofing

SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured

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

POPEYE’S MOVING

8250

10% lower than any other written estimate

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

COQUITLAM

LANDCAPING LTD.

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

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885

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