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Students adapt to life in Canada

In THE NOW A family of bears is relocated after getting dangerously close to traffic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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Jennifer McFee


hink back to your first day of high school. Remember the excitement and anxiety of this new environment, filled with unfamiliar faces and unknown routines. Now imagine you only arrived in Canada a month before, after spending your entire life in a refugee camp. Suppose you’ve never had electricity or running water, let alone a laptop or IPhone. You can speak a little English, but your parents can’t, so you must shoulder new family responsibilities. When you look outside, you see sprawling concrete and speeding cars instead of the lush land that surrounded your small bamboo hut. This is the reality for a group of 10 Bhutanese refugee students who started school last month at Port Moody Secondary. Despite the challenge of adapting to a drastically different culture, these Paul vanPeenen/NOW young newcomers seem relaxed as they smile and joke in their Gokarna Baniya talks about the differences between life in Canada and life in a refugee camp in Nepal. new school’s office. Since she came to Coquitlam this summer, Rai They’re actually having to create their own comFifteen-year-old Gokarna has been surprised by countless contrasts. munity from the very beginning.” Baniya is taken aback by the change to his physical “It’s so cold. In Nepal, so hot. The house is bigCoquitlam was chosen as their settlement comsurroundings. gest here. In Nepal, house small,” she said, laughing munity for several reasons, including availability of “The roads, there’s too much city here. In Nepal, affordable housing and pre-existing services such as you don’t find this type of place. You find mostly for- and gesturing with her hands. “[Food] so sweet. Too sweet.” adult ESL classes and settlement workers in schools. est area. Here there is little, little forest. We have a Like Rai and Baniya, most of the 80 Bhutanese The area is also close to Surrey, where the majorbig forest and we can get lost in it. The little forest, refugees living in the Tri-Cities arrived this sumity of the Nepalese community lives. As well, the we find so much different,” he said. Tri-Cities share general geographic similarities with “But the transportation we like. The buses and the mer. In 2007, the federal government announced that Canada would resettle up to 5,000 Bhutanese Nepal. train I like. When we were living in the camp, we refugees across the country over the next five years. “It was important from previous experience to used to have to go far away to find a road. The bus The government provides assistance for one year settle them as a community in one location so that would come in the morning and the afternoon. It’s and then the refugees must find a way to support they themselves could provide each other with additoo long. And we used to have to wait for the bus for tional support,” Friesen said. “So in fact, it’s like the long periods, so it’s too difficult. And train, we didn’t themselves. concept of a virtual community centre because of find in Nepal. We would take bus. If it is too far, we the location of the community.” hey come from a community of more than would take a bus, and if it’s too short then we would To help the youth adapt, ISS and School District 100,000 refugees spread among seven camps in walk by foot.” 43 hosted an eight-week summer camp for immieastern Nepal, where they have lived since the Another surprise for Baniya was the sight of other grants and refugees between 10 and 18 years old. early 1990s when they were expelled from Bhutan. students. The Bhutanese students participated in this proAs part of the Nepali-speaking Lhotshampa ethnic “The biggest change is the students are too difgram, which provided them with academic, social group, they were displaced when the Bhutanese govferent — their face, their skin. And their height is and recreational skills. ernment tried to impose a single national language much too tall. We didn’t find the students like in ISS also hired a full-time Nepali-speaking settleand culture. Nepal,” he said with a smile. ment counsellor to work with the 38 Bhutanese Chris Friesen, settlement services director for “It’s very different. Many languages and the colour families. Immigration Services Society of B.C. (ISS), said of them too are different — black, white, brown. In As well, the organization continues to recruit more Bhutanese refugees are expected to arrive in Nepal, all the people is brown. And the people from volunteers for its host program, which provides addithe Tri-Cities. other countries. We didn’t think the people would tional support networks for refugee families. “I think what makes the Bhutanese unique is live here, but many from India, China.” Through School District 43, settlement worker the fact that they have been in a protracted refugee Similarly, 17-year-old Sunita Rai marvelled at her Stella Chen has also been working with the camp situation for close to 20 years. Most, if not all, new home. She laughed about how easy it is to get Bhutanese students and their families. of the children and youth were born in the refugee water in Canada. “I mainly work with parents. The school will take In the refugee camps, families would line up to fill camp and had some exposure to schooling in the care of the kids, but the parents need health care refugee camp,” Friesen said. jugs with well water before walking long distances and housing and other basic needs for their fam“But probably one of the most distinguishing feahome with their heavy load. tures of this group is the fact that prior to the arrival ily. When they’re here as refugees for the first year, To visit friends, they also had to travel great there’s a different kind of health insurance for them. of these folks, there was no pre-existing Bhutanese lengths — and heights. Rai said she would trek all day up mountains to reach her destination, stay for a community in B.C. That in itself makes them unique  CONTINUED ON PAGE 8, see LEARNING ENGLISH. in comparison to other refugee youth populations. quick meal and then walk for hours back home.



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Trasolini said generally he opposes the concept of increasing municipal taxes to pay for regional transportation needs. “Every year the property tax will go up automatically. That source, in my opinion, has been maxed. There is also a lot of pressure municipally,” he said, adding that the carbon tax’s $125-million pool should be on the table. “Nevermind giving it back. It should be invested in getting people out of their vehicles and investing in greenhouse gas reduction. Who’s going to argue against that? For some reason the provincial government is maintaining that position.” A meeting was convened Tuesday of the mayors’ council, and resolutions were passed at that time. Because it was an in-camera meeting, the agenda could not be confirmed and results could not be reported by NOW deadline.


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Station not set for best location Having just seen the proposed Douglas College SkyTrain station rendering for the first time, I find it absolutely unbelievable that they would locate a station at Town Centre Park and directly in front of the theatre. It would completely ruin the peace and tranquility of the area — the theatre, the art gallery and the very popular Coquitlam Town Centre Park. Is it really necessary to have a station closer to Douglas College? Ideally the To The station should be at Coquitlam Centre, with a bus connection transfer for students and staff at Douglas College. Town Centre Park has developed so beautifully over the years; why would anyone want to ruin the beauty and serenity of the area? It’s set up such that there can be games and activities going on at the various venues, courts and play areas, yet you

can still enjoy a peaceful walk around the lake and through the park. Another concern (as has happened at areas around other SkyTrain stations) is that the safety of those who use the park could be an issue. Transients could easily hop on and off the trains, putting park users at risk, particularly in the evenings. Isn’t that another good reason to have the station at Coquitlam Centre? Not necessarily a good alternative, Editor but if it must be closer to the college, why not have it at the unused lot on the southeast corner of Guildford and Pinetree ways across from City Hall? It isn’t a long walk from the City Hall area to the college, and a bus connection could also still be an option. Jean Geissinger Coquitlam


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ews Tuesday that Metro Vancouver mayors are refusing to vote in favour of hiking property taxes to pay for TransLink improvements comes as no surprise. For members of the TransLink mayors’ council, a vote in favour of increased property taxes would be a vote for political suicide. Between the carbon and TransLink charges that drivers already pay on each litre of gas, as well as the HST — which nobody can escape entirely — many Metro Vancouver residents are already feeling like there’s not much left between one payday and the next. Add in the fact that, between high unemployment levels and increasingly unaffordable real estate, living in Metro Vancouver is already a stretch for many, and it’s no surprise the public just isn’t very receptive to higher taxes right now. Any politician capable of being elected to office has picked up on this tax-revolt-is-brewing mood, and none is ready to put his or her neck on the line. While a property tax increase of either $31 or $54 a year for the average household won’t break the bank for a homeowner, it might — when added in with the other spiralling costs of basic living — be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and forces voters to push local mayors out of office. So if property tax increases are out, how can TransLink come up with the money to pay for the Evergreen Line and United Boulevard upgrades to allow for the North Fraser Perimeter Road? Probably the best alternative involves the province dedicating carbon tax revenues toward transportation improvements. At least then, there’d be a clear connection between those who use roads the most and those who pay for improvements to them, as well as a way to subsidize those who take pressure off the roads: the transit users.


Expect NDP attacks on leader to continue T energize those in her party who have never been he lingering doubts about NDP leader Carole sold on her leadership. James’ leadership that exist within her own Oh, there are undoubtedly other NDP MLAs party exploded into public view last week, but perhaps unhappy with James’ leadership or the we’re still a long, long way from any real revolt direction the party is heading (Harry Lali, Michael aimed at replacing her at the helm. Sather and Guy Gentner spring to mind). And the James booted Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson blogosphere is filled with rants about her, supposfrom her caucus after more than a year’s worth of edly written by NDP supporters or Liberal bashers. grumbling from the two-term politician. Simpson A Facebook page called “Return Bob Simpson to the had clearly been unhappy for some time, and never NDP caucus” has even been created. seemed to get over being replaced as forThe far left-wingers think she’s too estry critic after the last election. centrist, and decry her for wanting to What had been primarily a case of reach out to the business community. private complaining kept within the NDP There is a considerable dose of hyptent found its way onto the Internet in a ocrisy here. The same New Democrats weekly column that Simpson writes for a who gleefully jump into bed with Bill Williams Lake website. Vander Zalm (whose track record on gay Simpson was mildly critical of James’ rights, reproductive rights and unions is performance in her speech to the Union View From so much more at odds with NDP values of B.C. Municipalities convention. (He and policies than any tax break for busiwasn’t alone on that point; most observThe Ledge ness ever would be) think it’s abhorrent ers, including this one, agreed with his Keith Baldrey to even talk to the business community. assessment.) But the party activists and the anonymous comJames asked him to apologize for his comments mentators on blogs have limited power on this issue, and when he refused, she expelled him from caucus. at least until the fall of 2011, when the party convenFor James, it was simply the last straw in dealing tion votes on a leadership review. with someone who was increasingly bold about his The only way James’ hold on the leadership would attacks on her leadership. be sorely tested would be if one of the NDP’s “AI’m told she acted so firmly to head off what was Team” MLAs openly challenged her. If someone like expected to be a more open, public attack on her Mike Farnworth, Adrian Dix, John Horgan, Jenny by Simpson down the road. As well, she’s sending a message to any would-be malcontents in her caucus: Kwan, Katrine Conroy, Shane Simpson, Norm MacDonald, Bruce Ralston or Rob Fleming were to Don’t even think of challenging my leadership. speak out, then James could find herself in a very She may have thought Simpson had left her no precarious situation. choice, but her aggressive action will inevitably

But I don’t see that happening. The fact is that where it counts most — within the key players of her caucus — James finds the core of her strength. There are two more important factors at play here as well. First, there is no logical replacement waiting in the wings to take over should James be toppled, or if she quits on her own. There is no one — from within caucus or from outside — who can make a credible argument that the party stands a better chance of winning in the 2013 election if they were leader. Second, James and her party are sailing along at the top of the polls right now, with a sizable lead over the Liberals. The gap between the two parties will undoubtedly narrow as we approach the next election date — it always does — but it’s simply nutty for the NDP to start talking about changing leaders any time soon. However, it’s typical of that party for its diehard adherents to attack their leader, no matter where they stand with the public. Bob Skelly, Mike Harcourt, Glen Clark and Ujjal Dosanjh all had significant wounds from all kinds of knives plunged into their political backs by their own people. Carole James is discovering her party has not changed. She’ll continued to be attacked by her own folks right up until the next election — and afterwards as well, even if she wins. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.



New blood alcohol limits penalize social drinkers I don’t understand the thought process behind the lowering of legally allowable blood alcohol levels for drivers in the province of B.C. It seems to me to make more sense to have harsher sentences for blood alcohol levels at the other end of the scale. This new law targets the people on the lower end of the scale. These are not the people who are killing and maiming innocent people. I am suggesting instead that we incrementally make sentences higher and extremely harsh above the 2.0 level. From 0.8 to 2.0 should stay the same; 2.0 to 2.2, automatic five-year driving suspension and $10,000 fine, plus one year in jail. A blood alcohol level of 2.2 to 2.4 would mean a lifetime driving ban with a $25,000 fine and three years in jail. A second charge would automatically warrant a 10-year jail sentence and lifetime driving ban, etc. This would deter the people who are truly being irresponsible and are ticking time bombs behind the wheel. Don’t get me wrong — I am not suggesting drinking and driving is a good thing. All I’m saying is let’s show some reason in the process. It’s just too easy for our politicians to jump on the very topical and feel-good subject. On one hand, the government gathers billions of dollars of revenue and on the other hand, they continue to beat this drinking-and-driving band wagon because of the pressure being created by lobby groups. Let’s go back to prohibition. You would have to get a prescription from your family doctor to obtain alcohol for medicinal purposes. Seriously, the spirit of the law was created to ensure that drunks were taken off the road. With this new law many people who have a drink will now be lumped in with the monsters

that are completely over the limit and are falling out of the car doors when the police arrive. Let’s show some reason and discretion in reworking our impaired driving laws. Penalize and attack the real offenders, not the person having a single drink or two over the course of the evening at a restaurant. Mark Sullivan Coquitlam

Autism funding changes are hurting kids Re: “No cuts, minister says,” letter to the editor, Wednesday, Sept. 29. Minister of Children and Family Development Mary Polak argues that she improved services for autistic children by eliminating To The a proven, highly successful early intensive treatment program at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Child Health. Cumulatively, she has cut more than $3 million province-wide from autism services for children under six. In her announcement last September — and in her recent letter to the editor — Minister Polak is still trying to disguise this cut as an improvement in service. She claims that “redirecting” the $5-million she cut from the intensive therapy program allows the government to increase funding for 900 autistic children under six. However, increasing funding for 900 children from $20,000 to $22,000 only accounts for $1.8 million. Where is the other $3.2 million going? It is certainly not being spent on the autism outreach program Minister Polak has promised, but not delivered. More sadly, that extra $2,000 per child barely covers the new HST charged on service costs that families must now pay.

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Parents and autism specialists know that intensive intervention is the most effective and enriching treatment option, as well as saving the system money in the long run. Last year, the London School of Economics found that the lifetime costs for a person with autism can be more than $2 million. The same report said intensive behavioural intervention is the leading treatment for children diagnosed with autism. Children treated with behavioural therapy are less likely to need an education assistant in school, and more likely to grow into a productive, independent adult. Funding early autism intervention programs saves money. I join parents of autistic children in calling for Minister Polak to reverse her short-sighted decision, and re-allocate funding for Editor early intervention. Reid Johnson, MSW President Health Sciences Association of BC


Traffic ticket? Go to court A couple of weeks back I defended my son over a traffic ticket that he got, and some interesting things happened. First it was well over a year before his case came up. Two-thirds of the accused (about 14 people) had their cases dismissed as their officers never showed up. (Probably these officers are now working in other cities and provinces after so long a delay.) Of the remaining eight accused, seven of them received 50-per-cent reductions in the amount of their fines and the last person was given extra time to pay. My son had the charge (driving with one too many passengers while being a new driver) dropped by the officer, who had forgotten his paperwork on the case. Most interesting to me, the judge was definitely sympathetic to the accused who had taken


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Good Samaritan’s act could inspire others On Aug. 20, an international student who was drowning underwater for over two minutes at Buntzen Lake was rescued and revived by a true angel before emergency crews got there. This skilled swimmer is Mr. Shahraam Khiaavchi, an Iranian-Canadian who lives in Coquitlam and happened to be at the right time at the right place. I believe that his Good Samaritan act should be recognized to encourage other people of doing good things. Moe Sheikhzadeh Richmond

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Bear family relocated 100 kilometres to the east Jennifer McFee A mother bear and two cubs were tranquilized and relocated from the busy corner of Lougheed Highway and Como Lake Avenue Friday afternoon. Coquitlam Bear Aware co-ordinator Drake Stephens said the trio had been sleeping in a nearby backyard most of the day. But when they awoke, the bears began to wander through the neighbourhood. “They were cutting through yards and going over fences,” Stephens

said. “They were just about to cross Como Lake [Avenue] in busy traffic when we cut them off.” Conservation officers chased the bears up a tree to prevent them from crossing the road. They then tranquilized the bears and waited for them to tumble to the ground. “The tree that they were in was six feet from the sidewalk. So when the mom fell out of the tree, she landed right beside the sidewalk, beside Como Lake [Avenue],” Stephens said. “There were cars just a few feet away.” Conservation officer Terry Myroniuk said the bear family was

then transported more than 100 kilometres east of the Tri-Cities. “We take them some significant distances. Even so, we’re having a fairly high return rate,” Myroniuk said. “Relocation really isn’t a solution at all. The public sometimes has an unrealistic view of what it’s really like on animals … It is hard on the bears, for sure.” Between April 1 and Oct. 12, the Conservation Officer Service has relocated 13 bears from the TriCities. Conservation officers have also euthanized 10 injured or habituated bears in the area. So far this year, the conservation service has


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received 1,503 calls to report bear sightings in the Tri-Cities. Numbers are up from last year when they received 891 reports, but down from 2008 when they received 2,855. Myroniuk encourages the public to keep bears and neighbourhoods safe by eliminating access to attractants like fruit, nuts, birdfeeders and garbage. “The goal is to hopefully get it to the point where there’s nothing to bring them into town and we don’t have to shoot any. It would be my perfect day. In the perfect world, there’d be none of that. They wouldn’t come into town and we’d

never have to pull the trigger. It would be great,” he said. “I’m trying to be optimistic about it. In the last six years since I’ve been here, I’ve seen improvement. There’s more awareness … But the unfortunate part is it just takes a couple people. “We stop people that are purposely feeding them. The worst part is they somehow think they’re doing the animals a favour. But in some cases, they’re basically signing an execution statement because those bears get extremely habituated and can soon become a public safety threat. So that’s what we’re faced with.”

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Evergreen Line Station Area Design Consultation The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to participate in open houses to learn more and provide feedback about key aspects of the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project, including station design, appearance and function, landscaping and traffic management during construction. Feedback gathered through Station Area Design Consultation will be summarized in a Consultation Summary Report. This feedback will be considered, along with technical and financial input as Evergreen Line designs are refined. The Consultation Summary Report will be made available online following the conclusion of the consultation at Public Open House Schedule








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What better way is there to check out the new surroundings than while getting a massage? The Port Moody Recreation Centre is inviting women to check out the new digs and take part in Ladies Social Night, an evening of pampering and delights, on Saturday, Oct. 16. The evening will feature candle vendors, Silpada Jewelry, manicures and pedicures, Arbonne makeup, massage therapy and more. Admission is free, and a cash bar will be available. The centre is located at 300 Ioco Rd. Pinetree Community

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Are you looking for a fun place to send your kids on the Oct. 22 professional development day? Coquitlam’s Pinetree Community Centre has the following options: Pinetree Kids Camp — Sign your kids up for creative crafts, science experiments, cooking, sports and new games. This camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is designed for kids aged six to 10 years old. The cost is $30 per person.



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oquitlam’s Michael Hind has come full circle. Having put close to two decades worth of work into Basketball BC, Hind returned home in early September to become the new executive director of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. “I’m really excited to be back working in my community and working towards making it better — that’s the key thing for me,” Hind told The NOW. “When I looked at the job I thought, ‘OK, these are all skills and tasks that I’ve acquired over the 19 years at Basketball BC.’ Now I get a chance to apply them in my own community and make it better. It doesn’t get much better than that.” As the chamber’s executive director, Hind serves as point person in terms of co-ordinating staff efforts and advocating on behalf of the membership. His deep roots within the community, and the fact that he’s helped oversee a large nonprofit organization, were two key facts that put his name at the top of a pile of roughly 50 applications. “The fact that he was born and raised in the Tri-Cities was absolutely important,” said chamber chair Stephanie Booth. “He knows a lot of the key stakeholders within the TriCities.” Past chair Barrie Seaton headed up the fourmember selection committee that chose Hind, and the local realtor noted that it was both Hind’s local ties and business acumen that put him over the top. “One of the big things that perhaps tipped off the committee that we had the right individual was during the interview process. He said, ‘I’ve been working with non-profit organizations for many, many years, but it still has to be run like a business,’” Seaton recalled.

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Michael Hind, who grew up in Port Coquitlam, took over the role of Tri-Cities of Commerce executive director last month. “He understands that we’re very reliant on our members and our membership income, and we have to provide value-added service to the membership and he was obviously in tune with that.” Outside of his involvement with Basketball BC, Hind has maintained a close connection

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“I grew up in Port Coquitlam, live in Coquitlam, love the neighbourhood, love my community and this is a great place to live,” Hind said. “I really want to live and work in my community, so if I can give back to my community, that’s fantastic.”

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Tickets are still available for the Coquitlam Foundation’s fall gala, Laugh Out Loud, set for Friday, Oct. 22 at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. The event includes a show by comedian Steven Wright. Tickets are $150 each, with proceeds supporting the foundation’s philanthropic work. To order, e-mail info@coquitlamfoundation. com or call 604-468-9598. Meanwhile, Julie Fisher is the foundation’s new vice-chair, and Janet Toddington is its new secretary. The announcement was made at the foundation’s annual general meeting on Sept. 9. Fisher, who has been the organization’s secretary, replaces long-time board member Gerri

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Terry Fox music department’s trivia fundraiser set for Nov. 20 Tickets are now available for the 17th annual Terry Fox Secondary music department trivia night and silent auction, set for Saturday, Nov. 20. A popular community event, the trivia night has been described by some loyal patrons as “the best entertainment value in Port Coquitlam,” according to a press release from organizers. This year’s master of ceremonies will be Mayor Greg Moore, and other well-known PoCo personalities will act as judges. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with a new earlier play time of 7 p.m. sharp. More than 400 adults from the local community will be vying for trivia supremacy with 48 other teams.

Seven to eight rounds of 10 questions each will see players competing for prizes, which include gift certificates to fine dining and casual eateries and other items supplied by the business community. There are door prizes, a silent auction and a prize raffle, and money raised will support students of the music department for their performance tours and workshops. Tickets are $20 per person and tables of eight are reserved and pre-paid. Call Laura at 604-944-1562 for ticket information. If you don’t have a full table, organizers may be able to set you up with other interested players. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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PoCo replacing trees along Shaughnessy Street Pedestrians will soon encounter fewer tripping hazards along PoCo’s Shaughnessy Street, after city crews replace several trees with roots that are cracking and buckling the sidewalks. Five trees will be removed and six new ones planted this month along the west side of Shaughnessy, between Elgin and Marpole avenues, according to a press release from the city. The work will include removing and replacing the trees and broken sidewalk panels and grinding displaced sidewalk to create a smooth transition around the new trees. Some minor disruptions to pedestrian traffic and on-street parking may occur as the work progresses. Through traffic along Shaughnessy

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Strength training is a key part of any fitness plan  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13.

one to two minutes between sets. This only applies if you need time to get the phone number of the guy or girl on the machine next to you. Otherwise, eliminate the rest between sets in order to maximize your results. This is why you only need to work out for 30 minutes at a time. Get in, get it done and get out — that’s what I always say. Myth No. 4: You must constantly attempt to lift heavier weights. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Remember this: you are not in the gym to lift weights. (Right now you’re probably thinking, “Huh?”) Whether you are trying to build muscle, lose body fat, increase muscle tone and definition or improve athletic performance, when you are working out, your main objective is to stimulate your muscles. If your focus is on the weights going up and down or on your body parts moving, your technique will suffer and progress will be minimal at best. If you focus on feeling your muscles as much as possible (safely, of course), then every repetition will be beneficial and you will be amazed at how quickly progress comes. Myth No. 5: If I make good progress working out twice a week, I’ll make twice as much progress working out four times a week. Actually, the reverse is more true — you’ll probably make half the progress, assuming your twice-weekly workouts are as efficient as possible. No matter what your goals, the idea is to stimulate your muscles so much, without injuring them, that you will need two to three days to fully recover before training them as intensely again. This is the best way to achieve maximum results. There are, of course, many other incorrect ideas people have about fitness training and I will address these in future columns. Next time, I will tackle common misconceptions about diet and lifestyle. Until then, remember that whatever you are interested in accomplishing with your physical fitness and health, strength training is an integral part of any well-balanced approach to achieving your desired results. A good program followed consistently will provide the magic shortcut most people are always seeking. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail and I will answer them. Happy training. • Chris Haaf is owner of Fitbodies Fitness and Wellness Studio in Port Coquitlam. He may be reached at fitbodies_


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Attention Parents/Guardians and Caregivers of Three-Year Old Children

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Elementary schools in School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) invite you and your three-year-old to your neighbourhood school for an early welcome to the school community. Learn about your neighbourhood school, community resources and early childhood development. Community of Schools

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Recycling is not just for paper and plastic anymore. Now you can also recycle your old TVs, computers, monitors, printers and fax machines – and save money at the same time. “Most people don’t know that the extra TV they’ve got sitting upstairs in the guest room where it gets used maybe once a year is actually costing them money every day,” says BC Hydro’s Kari Reid, Program Manager in Residential Marketing. “As long as that TV is plugged in – whether it’s turned on or not – it’s using energy. And it’s adding up on their electricity bills.” Virtually all electronic devices – TVs, computers, printers, modems, DVD players, cell phone chargers and anything else with a clock, timer, adapter, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. With the average Canadian home today boasting more than 25 electronic devices, you can bet that at least some of those devices remain plugged in, even when they’re old or broken. But just tossing your out-of-date electronics in the local landfill is not the answer. “TVs, like computers and other electronics, have components that should be recycled,” says Kari. “The best thing is to take your unused electronics to a Return-It™ Electronics recycling depot, where they will get broken down safely and properly.” The Return-It™ Electronics recycling program is managed by Encorp Pacific (Canada) on behalf of the Electronics Stewardship Association of British Columbia. The ESABC established the program in 2007 (in addition to its Return-It™ Beverage and Milk Container recycling programs) to respond to the fast-growing issue of e-waste. “New and better products keep coming on the market all the time,” says Kari, “and we’re snapping them up. Who



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ilk cartons were invented in about 1915 as an improvement on glass containers. The inventor felt that glass was heavy and breakable, even though it had been working for years. Cardboard didn’t catch on right away. People were used to buying their milk in glass jars. It took until the ’30s for the cardboard containers to be accepted. The cardboard container really took off in the ’60s when milk distributors realized they were cheaper and required no collection, cleaning or deposit programs to manage. It was easier to just throw them out. One factory alone could make up to 20 million cartons per day. Last year, residents across Metro Vancouver sent about 1,400 tonnes of cardboard milk cartons to the landfill. That’s about 42 million containers. This doesn’t include cartons used by schools, hospitals or other businesses and institutions – just houses. We also sent about 200 tonnes of plastic containers (3.5 million containers), and 60 tonnes of glass milk containers to the dump. Milk cartons are made of paper with a waterproof coating. Chlorine is used to whiten the paper, and the containers are dyed into familiar colours. To recycle them, the cartons are shredded, and then soaked in something like a massive washing machine, with an agitator in the centre, to remove the waterproof coating. Most of the paper part is reused, and some of the coating can be reused. As there isn’t a local recycling plant, there’s shipping and hauling involved, plus a lot of energy to do the recycling. You can reuse cartons. They are great for art, making bird feeders, starting new seedlings for the garden. But with the average household buying six litres per week, that’s a lot of seedlings, (or some very fat birds!). In B.C., we have a voluntary return program for milk cartons. That means that if you take them back to a depot, they will be recycled. They are not collected in municipal curbside programs, unless specifically indicated by your collection service (for example, Port Moody will take them curbside). If you put them in your blue bin and you don’t have a curbside program, some trucks will pick them up, but they will eventually be sorted for the garbage.

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Removing the lids allows the container to dry thoroughly and improves the industrial crushing process. A school audited its own waste, and found that students went through about 1,000 milk cartons per day. They were able to find a local processing plant to recycle them. Taking out milk cartons reduced their school’s overall trash by 25 per cent, which meant the school paid 25 per cent less to have its garbage hauled away.

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Get organized with your recycling There’s nothing more annoying than running out of kitchen counter space because you’ve got a pile of empty tins, yogurt and juice containers waiting to be recycled. Is it time to clear off your counters and take stock of the amount of space under you sink? Is the space under your sink being taken over by special cleansers that are only used every few months like silver polish, floor wax and roasting pan scrubbers? Or maybe your cupboard hosts a bag of empty grocery bags? Go and take a look before reading on. Why not prioritize the space for sorting out your garbage and recycling, activities you do every single day? If you’re not using your cleansers at all, look up your closest Product Care site and get rid of them safely. Do not pour them down the drain as the environment doesn’t want them either. This is not to suggest you stop cleaning your house, but like many people, you might want to switch to using fewer chemicals when cleaning your home. Check out for information that can help get rid of your old cleansers. If you are using chemical cleansers, decide where else they can go — maybe under the bathroom sink? In the basement? Is there room to add a shelf high up in the pantry or shoe closet? If you have a large “bag of bags” where plastic bags are shoved into one another forming a space-wasting, earth-sized ball of plastic, take them back to your grocery store


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for recycling. Then commit to switching to reusable bags so as not to build up a ball of bags ever again. If you need a few as kitchen catchers, store them up high on a hook in a cloth bag. How big is your garbage bin, and can something smaller do the trick? A smaller garbage bin is good motivation to make sure you recycle everything you can. Recycling food scraps alone will reduce your household garbage by up to 30 per cent. Once you have cleared out the space under your sink, give it a good wipe down with white vinegar to get rid of any odours. Vinegar is an amazing cleanser. Now think about the number of bins, cans or boxes you will need to make it easy to sort your recyclables. Make fun signs labelling the new sorting containers like “well-read newsprint,” “flattened cardboard,” “unavoidable plastic bottles,” “milk and juice containers for the depot.” Maybe your city offers food scraps collection, or you have begun backyard composting. Your food scraps collection container can go under the sink too. Try a glass or stainless steel bowl with a dish for a lid, or an ice cream pail with a lid. Like anything in life, once your recycling station is clean and organized, it will be easier to use. — courtesy of Metro Vancouver This is part of a series of articles that can help you make changes at home to improve the environment we all live in. For more information, go to

Since 2000, about 33 million containers have been recycled, and Encorp has refunded more than $2 million in deposit refunds to participating BC schools.


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George Pringle Elementary (Westbank) began the 2009/10 school year with a 5 day bottle drive. It was such a success that they decided to collect containers on a monthly basis. One day in every month, parents dropped off their bags and boxes of containers at the school. The grade 6 students and Vice-Principal volunteered to collect juice boxes and other containers from classrooms. This year, the Parent Advisory Committee and teachers decided that the funds from deposit refunds would go towards a year end field trip to Vancouver. They’ve found that recycling is a great way to save the environment while raising money for things that are important to everyone at their school.


Return-It Man, along with his Super Sidekick, visits elementary schools across the province, educating students about recycling beverage containers and electronics. Their fun and entertaining presentation explains how containers are recycled and what they are recycled into. Kids get to actively participate in the presentation and even receive an activity book with a reuseable lunch bag to take home with them.

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Getting around in Venice is an adventure in itself Caroline M. Jackson


ollowing the recommendations of our Venetian hotelier, my husband and I set off to find a small family-run restaurant in the labyrinthine city of Venice. His directions seemed simple enough: “You go righta, then lefta, crossa the canal, passa the church and you will find the osteria in the campo.” Being neophytes, one campo (square), looked like another and soon we found ourselves at a dead-end beside a canal littered with bobbing gondolas. Now enveloped in a soft pearly mist, we resorted to our map and flashlight and soon, we had retraced our steps along the narrow calle (alley) where we found the osteria (restaurant). Packed with locals, we squeezed between tiny wooden tables and seated ourselves beside an American couple who, being fluent in Italian, helped us interpret the menu. Our ominous beginning turned out to be a great evening. Located at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea, Venice is connected to mainland

Italy by a causeway. Cutting through the city’s core, the Grand Canal, in the shape of a swan’s neck, wends past palazzo (mansions) dating from the 12th century. The Rialto and Accademia bridges cross the canal and are prime locations from which to watch the waterborne transport of people, luggage, groceries, animals, furniture, building materials and even coffins. The parade of life is endless and fascinating. I doubt that Venetian men of any age need to spend much time in the gym as they are constantly loading and unloading goods and trundling them down alleyways with great alacrity. To get our first impression of Venice, we took a vaporetto (boat) from the main train station to the famous Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square). Even in late October, our boat was standing room only, and any idea of taking photos, never mind locating my camera, was out of the question. Everyone was very polite, nonetheless, with lots of “mi scusis” as we tried not to stand on each other’s toes. Eventually someone relinquished a seat near the bow, from which I had a great view of sleek black gondolas glid-

ing niftily between the water taxis. To my right, the cabin door banged to and fro and I watched the uniformed captain spinning the ship’s wheel with one hand while he chatted with much gesticulation to other passing craft on his speaker phone. I didn’t see any life jackets. Thankfully, the canal wasn’t too deep, but there were lots

A Venetian market bustles with fruit and vegetable sellers and other vendors displaying the colourful wares alongside a widely used canal. Photo by Hamish M. Jackson



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Your BC Lions — In Their Own Words Jamall Lee - 23 I was raised in Port Coquitlam and live year-round in the Lower Mainland with my family – so I’ve been a Lions fan all my life! I’ve been around football for as long as I can remember. My dad, Orville Lee, was a running back who was selected by the Ottawa Rough Riders as the first overall pick in the 1988 Canadian draft and went on to play a number of seasons in the CFL. My dad has always been an inspiration to me, which is a major reason why I began playing football during high school. Following a pretty successful high school career, during which I was named a B.C. provincial all-star, I headed east to play football at Bishop’s University in Quebec. My university career was an amazing experience and I am proud of my accomplishments there – some of the highlights include being the CIS leading rusher in 2008, along with having a leadership role as a team captain in my final two seasons as a Gaiter. Just over a year ago, I was fortunate to be drafted by my hometown BC Lions – a team I’ve followed since childhood. Growing up in Port Coquitlam, I always knew British Columbians love their football so I’m passionate about doing whatever I can to win a Grey Cup for the CFL’s best fans. For several years, my father has worked with troubled youth in the Lower Mainland, which is a big reason why I love taking part in our club’s community initiatives. Whether it’s reading to kids at a local elementary school or speaking to high school youth about the importance of getting good grades, standing up to peer pressure and having an active, healthy lifestyle, it gives me a good feeling to know I’m having a positive influence on young people right here in B.C. Jamall Lee grew up in Port Coquitlam and was a BC Lion fan when he was a youngster.

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Piazza San Marco ‘a breathtaking spot’

The Piazza San Marco, left, is a must-see for many visitors to Venice, while mansions like the one on the right offer stunning architecture visible during a ride in a gondola.


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Score Card

Express grind two wins out in three days Outside of solving the Langley riddle, the Coquitlam Express captured four out of a possible six points in three consecutive B.C. Hockey League contests last weekend. The Express sandwiched a 7-4 win over Surrey Friday and a 9-2 pasting of Cowichan Valley Sunday over top of a 7-5 loss to the Coastal Conference-leading Chiefs on Saturday. Those wins move Coquitlam’s record to 7-4-0-1, good for fourth place in the conference. “The legs held up pretty good,” Express coach Jon Calvano said of his team’s conditioning over the threeday stretch. “We definitely had more jump than Cowichan, but in fairness to them, they played the night before in Powell River.” The Express notched the first marker Sunday just 18 seconds into the contest, as Malcolm McKinney scored his third of the season from Destry Straight and Brad Reid. Then it became the Massimo Lamacchia show, as the 19-year-old Ontario import would go on to register six points (three goals and three assists) in the contest. “He reads the game very well and that’s why we acquired him — to put points up.” Calvano said. Austin Carroll, Garrick Perry, Jared Eng and Alex Petan (two goals) did the rest of the damage for the Express Sunday, while netminder  CONT. ON PAGE 29, see CAN’T.

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After weeks of pre-season practice and preparation, the Terry Fox Ravens got down to business last Saturday with a 33-0 win over STM.

Cents, Ravens get it done in Week 1 Stories John Kurucz


he results were there in both cases, but the process and mechanics could use a bit of fine-tun-

ing. Both the Centennial Centaurs and Terry Fox Ravens did what they were expected to do in opening up the senior varsity football regular season, as Fox pounded Burnaby’s St. Thomas More (STM) 33-0 and Centennial defeated Holy Cross 42-23. The Ravens got yeoman’s work out of quarterback Cam Canales in their Saturday win, as the Grade 12 pivot rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another to end the day with 106 yards in the air. Though he registered two fumbles as well, Canales also picked up 46 yards on the ground. Running back Jacob Patko registered a touchdown as well, after picking up 115 yards on 12 carries. “We didn’t play as well as we could especially in the first half. It was a bit sloppy, so we’re going to have to play

a bit tighter to beat some of the better teams,” said Fox co-coach Martin McDonnell. “[St. Thomas More] played tough and they hung in there pretty good, especially defensively, they gave us some trouble. We have to be a lot better, we had way too many unforced errors, but the result was good.” The No. 2-ranked Ravens got on the scoresheet off their first possession, a five-play, 83-yard drive that was capped off by Patko’s 52-yard scamper. STM did retain possession through the rest of the first quarter, but a missed field goal attempt closed out the first quarter and put the ball back in Fox’s hands. Saturday’s miserable weather conditions did factor into the affair, as both clubs exchanged a series of punts and fumbles before Fox took possession on its eight-yard line. Six plays and 92 yards later, Canales aired out a 32-yard strike to Tanner White to up Fox’s lead to 14-0 at the half. Canales continued to lead the charges in the third quarter, scoring the quarter’s only major off a one-yard plunge to move the score to 20-0 for

Fox. The Fox pivot finished the day off with a fourth quarter rushing touchdown, setting the table for a Tanner White interception that brought the contest to its eventual 33-0 score. Jared Soll was a force on the defensive side of the ball, registering six tackles and five assists. Jake Nylund put up four tackles and four assists, while Ben Sharpe notched two tackles and assists, on top of a sack and an interception. “I thought our execution on offence could have been a lot better, but defensively we hung in there pretty good,” McDonnell said. “It’ll be interesting to see Centennial and [W.J Mouat] this Friday. Then we’ll really have a better idea of where we sit, but we should be in the mix.” It seems as through last year’s B.C. champs may have spent some time looking ahead to this Friday’s contest with Mouat as well. Although Centennial managed a 19point cushion over Holy Cross, even the team’s head coach admitted to looking past the Surrey-based school in anticipation of a meeting with

Mouat. “I hate to sound cliché, but we were flat. We completely overlooked Holy Cross. It’s one of those things… Mouat’s ranked No. 1 in the country so I guess we’re kind of champing at the bit to play them. The kids came out a bit flat,” said Centaurs coach Ryk Piche. Slow start aside, the Cents did get their big-game player back in the form of Grade 11 workhorse Jason Buren, who was out close to five weeks with a tissue tear. His return to action saw Buren run for three touchdowns on more than 200 yards rushing, on top of a 38-yard touchdown reception as well. “He’s a stud. Jason’s a burner. We put the ball in his hands probably 15 times, and he had over 220 yards rushing, and 60 or 70 yards receiving,” Piche said. Buren put the Cents up 7-0 in the first half off a 35-yard slip screen, while Marko Mahic scampered for a 12-yard score in the second quarter

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Wildcats move to 6-0

GETTING A LEG UP: Kelsey Smith (left) of Coquitlam Metro Ford’s under-14 Fusion side wins a ball away from a Quebec counterpart in Sunday’s 3-2 overtime win. The Fusion went on to win the Canadian title for the u-14 girls division, while the u-18 Metro Ford boys Dynamo did the same on the u-18 boys side. The u-18 Metro Ford girls Silence placed fourth overall in their grouping.

After a few fumbles to start things off, the TDs kept piling up from there courtesy of Coquitlam’s peewee Wildcats made sure to Jan Cabrera, Bryan Whittet, Michael West and Parker. right the ship in grand fashion. Turning in strong efforts on the defensive The 6-0 Wildcats overcame a couple turnside of the ball for Coquitlam were Brycen overs to record a massive 62-0 win over the Mayoh, Taylor Poitras (three sacks) and Jericho Cloverdale Lynx on Sunday. Mendez. Kimani Dorsey picked up the first score • Isaiah John-Lawrence was a man possessed before Nico DePaoli recovered a kickoff to set last weekend, racking up four touchdowns the offence back up. and close to 200 total yards in From there, Xavion Fleary and the Vikings’s 32-16 win over the Max Kennedy notched two straight Langley Wranglers. touchdowns apiece before Keon KJ Johnson picked up Taffe’s major brought the halftime Coquitlam’s other major, while score to 42-0. the defensive efforts of Johnathon Tyrese Reed kept up the presBroderick, Demarius Henderson, sure to start the second half, Mike Dupuis and Nick Dragon helped notch intercepting Cloverdale’s opening throw to set two QB sacks. up another Coquitlam touchdown credited to DePaoli. ATOM Reed and Hussain scored Coquitlam’s last Despite winning their last three contests at two TDs, while offensive linemen Graeme home, the Coquitlam Bears hit a wall Sunday Melnyk, Dennis Bull and Mykel Ferguson proin losing 46-0 to the Cloverdale Lions. vided the lanes for the offence to run through. Jaden Severy, Shayne Grinwis and Jevaun Jacobsen earned full marks for trying to push JUNIOR BANTAM the ball through a tough Lions’ line, while defensive players Liam Stewart, Maxwell Collecting nine touchdowns and a series Routley, Shayne Grinwis, Malik Danladi of field goals in the process, the Coquitlam Solomon Wauye, Matthew Glover and Tanner Raiders collected a one-sided 70-20 win over Wong each stood their ground. the Langley Oultaws last weekend. • Unable to break through to the other side, Quarterback Connor McKee got things rollthe Coquitlam Lions fell 22-0 to their North ing with a 45-yard pass to Cordell Parker to Surrey Lions counterparts on Oct. 10. make it 6-0 on the game’s first possession, and

Minor Football

Watson, Dockendorf medal in India

Port Coquitlam’s Robert Watson and Port Moody native Carly Dockendorf collected bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games in gymnastics and pole vaulting respectively.

Photo submitted by Jamie Roach

Watson picked up his medal Friday alongside teammates Anderson Loran, Ian Galvan, Jason Scott and Tariq Dowers. Dockendorf, on the other hand, earned her bronze medal Tuesday after placing

Water Main Relocation

Cloudy Water Notice October 12 to 27, 2010

From Tuesday, October 12 to approximately Wednesday, October 27, 2010, Metro Vancouver will be relocating a water main as part of the improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway. To accommodate the relocation work, Metro Vancouver will be re-configuring the flow of water in a section of the water supply system. This change in flow may cause temporary discolouration and/or cloudiness in the water. These changes may be noticeable in New Westminster, Burnaby, Delta and Coquitlam. It is expected that the safety of the water will not be affected by these aesthetic changes. Monitoring of water quality continues and the water remains safe to drink. Water quality monitoring will continue to ensure the water remains safe to drink. Further notification will be provided should the situation change. Cloudy water episodes of this type usually don’t last very long and the clarity of the water should return to normal within a short period of normal household water use. In order to avoid potentially cloudy water for drinking, you may wish to refrigerate drinking water ahead of time. For more information on water quality or water supply, please contact: Metro Vancouver Information Centre at 604-432-6200 Metro Vancouver Water Quality Information Line at 604-451-6010


in a third-place tie with Saskatoon native Kelsie Hendry. Canada finished Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games Tuesday with a total of 73 medals, good for fourth spot.



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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


Condos/ Townhouses



STOP FORCLOSURES 1st and 2nd Mortgages 604-629-8628


Legal/Public Notices

Notice to Creditors and Others

Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Richard Albert Scheirer formerly of Coquitlam, B.C. Deceased, who died on June 10, 2010, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executrix at the address shown below, on or before the 11th, day of November 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Judy Scheirer, 1231 Brian Drive, Coquitlam, BC, V3E 1N5 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Norman Leo Lasure also known as Norman Lasure, Norman L Lasure, N L Lasure, Norm Lasure and N Lasure, Deceased, late of 1701, 235 Guildford Way, Port Moody, British Columbia, V3H 5L8 who died on the 5th day of September, 2010, at Port Moody, British Columbia, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned at 510 - 1040 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4H1, on or before November 12, 2010, after which the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Carolyn M. Coleclough, solicitor for Brian Richard Lasure, Executor for the Estate



Houses - Sale



CLEAN/HUGE/COZY 1BR, 1 bath, u/g prkg Condo unit by King George Skytrain Stn. $169,000. Ph Angel or Noel 604-930-5676


Houses - Sale


Real Estate


We Offer Quick Cash For Your House

Damaged Home! Older Home! Difficulty Selling! Call us first! No Fees! No Risks! 604-626-9647

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1650sf 3br, 2ba rancher $389K 604-796-3531 id5222 Langley parklike acreage w/2 homes, 1 with suite, barn, $1,495,000 857-9093 id5238 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 New West updated new kit etc. 670sf 1br condo, pool $158,500 778-397-0508 id5230 Poco immaculate 1790sf 3br 2.5ba end unit tnhome $424,900 778-554-2263 id5241 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198


We Also Take Over Your Payment Until Your House Is Sold. No Fees! No Risk!

Call us First! 604-700-4419

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IMMAC. 3100SF, south facing bsmt entry house, w/Baker view, fenced yard in W Abby, 4 br, 2 bath, + 2 br suite w/1 bath, new appls, carpet, paint, hw tank & furnace. $479,900 604-874-6676

Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees.

Call Kristen today (604) 786 - 4663

Lots & Acreage


SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. $877/mo. 604-524-4720 1BR W/PATIO not g/l, quiet heritage St, cat ok, N/S, shr’d w/d, 604-520-7334, Nov 1 or sooner


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

RENTALS 604-931-3273


1 bedrooms starting at $804

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

RENTALS 604-931-3273

BBY. BRENTWOOD GATE. NEW, top flr, low rise, Deluxe, 1 BR & Den, 6 appls, prkg, storage. Now. $1195/mo. NS/NP. Please contact Sanj 604-779-9490

COQ WW Plateau, 2 BR, 2 bath, $1325/mo, Quay Pacific Property Mgnt Ltd. Call 604-570-2786

BBY LGHEED Mall, 1 BR View, 8th flr, storage, Indoor Pool, Gym. $975 incls utls. 604-944-8881

BBY SIMON FRASER APTS, 7175 Pandora St, close to SFU, shops & transit, 1 Br $865, 2 Br $985 incl heat/hw, hardwood, new paint, 1 yr lease, np, Call Lorne Dorset Realty 604-299-0803 N BURNABY, 1 BR bsmt $875 incl, sh’d ldry, priv ent /prkg/view deck, net, nr transit. ns/np. avail immediately 604-298-8182

COQ. 1 BR, $750. 3 BR, $1050. Now/Nov 1, Incl d/w, ht, 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249


RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, New Westminster. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. No HST! $324,888. Call 604-726-0677.



BBY, 2 BR Apt, cls to school and Lougheed Mall, newly reno’d kitch & bath, N/s, N/p, Avail now, $1150/mo. Call 604-420-7023. 2 BDRM. top floor, corner courtyard view in 50+ building. Amenities. From Nov 1. 778-388-7971

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

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

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604 936-3907


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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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

NEW WEST, 6 St/3 Ave. New 1 BR + Den, f/bath, balc, 7 appl, f/p, 2 prkg. Nr Skytrain. Ns/Np. $1200/mo. Nov 1. 604-880-6823 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 PORT MOODY 2 BR +Den, 2 bath, grnd flr, 5 appl, 1100 sf, f/p, lrg deck, 2 u/g prkg, alarm, pool/ fit, pets ok, $1600. 604-931-3377

NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $710/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & prkg. Near schools, shops, bus & Skytrain. Avail Oct 15th. Cats okay! Deposit required. NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR New Appl’s etc. No Pets, From $745 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353


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

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



FALL SPECIALS Rent prices slashed. Largest Apts in New West. Rents starting $795 for Oct!

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

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

on McBride Blvd

Managed by Colliers International

CALL 604 715-7764



Call 604-540-9300


1010 6th Ave, New West

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

Family Living

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

● Spacious apartments ● Heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ● Ball court, daycare avail. ● Near Skytrain, shopping & kids park. Sorry no pets.

604 939-0944

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! $1,850/mo + util. Avail immed. 604-469-9261 RIVER VIEW, 2 BR, 1200 sf Condo, New West Quay, N/s, N/p, Nov 1, $1350. 604-628-0262

PT MDY. New 2 BR, 2 baths (1 with jacuzzi). Gas f/p, SS fridge, in-suite laundry, granite counters, alarm, u/grd prkg, storage. $1400/mo incl heat & h/w. Ns/np. Immed. Nr W.C.E. 604-255-0481 SILVER STAR APTS 6425 Silver Ave. Bby. Across St from Metrotown & skytrain, clean, quiet, near bus & shops, 1br $825 heat hw incld, ns, np, 1 yr lease Dorset Rlty.. John 604-439-9602

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.

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



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


Duplexes - Rent

BBY HIGHGATE. New 2 BR gr lev dupl, 900sf, carport. NS/NP. $1100 negot. Now. 604-430-2710

COQ, Blue Mtn. Large 3 BR, 2 levels. 1.5 baths. 5 appl, fenced yard, garage. N/s. $1,400/mo + util. Near Lougheed Mall, Hwy 1 & amens. Nov 1st. 604-412-9946


Furnished Accommodation

CALL 604 715-7764

WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $925. 3 BR fr $1100.

POCO, GATES Park. Brand new 2 BR, 2 bath, 5 ss appls, f/p, 2 secd prkg. NS/NP. 604-726-8656

320-9th St, New West

CALL (604) 524-5840

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Avail immed or Nov 1, small pet ok with pet deposit.


Call 604-521-2884

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq



NEW WEST: Moody Park 1 BR $650 + utils. Quiet. Nov 1. Cat ok. 604-591-3628 or 604-517-5593

Contact Natalie 778-230-9037 or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774


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


Large bright 1 BRS @ $765. Newly renovated Incl heat, hot water 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

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


COQ/BBY, CORA Towers. NEW, 1000+sf, 2 BR, 2bth, appls, Gym, Media, 2 sec prkg. Close to SFU/skytrain. $1600(rent) +$400 (credits) /mo. Dave 604-787-1413

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

415 Westview St, Coq

RENTALS Apt/Condos

COQ. Live on the 30th floor of a new luxury 2 BR condo at Grand Central bldg, across from Coq Centre. 2 f/baths, 2 balcs, in-suite laundry. Beautiful city view! Near public transit. U/grd prkg, storage, 6 SS applis, full amen. Immed. $1,800/mo. Ns/np. 604-552-4443

office: 604 936-1225



$750/M BRGHT 1BR in Cntrl Cqtlm new home, incl. insuite wsh/dry intrnt cbl alrm full bath & kitch Near transit gym pool library 604-780-8873 available Oct 15

Any Price, Any Condition Any Location. No Fees! No Risk ! (604) 435-5555 OR (604) 786-4663


COQ 1 BR grnd flr apt, priv patio in quiet bldg, Blue Mnt Park area, $780. Nov 1 or 15. 604-619-3444

BBY S. 1 BR. $710 - $730, Tile, laminate, ug prkg, hw, WiFi, cat ok, Metrotown, 604-818-1129


Expired Listing? No Equity? High Pymts?

We Will Take Over Your Payment


BBY, Brentwood. Big 1 BR. $777 incl ht & h/w. Adult-oriented bldg. N/s, N/p. Call 604-841-6984


RENTAL INCOME guaranteed for 1 year! 1 BR, granite, S.S. appl, W/D. Located in Lower Mainland’s fastest growing community. $194,900. Kathy Taylor, Pilothouse Realty, 604-377-1694


Real Estate

BBY, 1690 Augusta Ave. 1 BR Condo, full reno’d, new appls, inste W/D. By SFU, golf course. $229,900. Frank 604-929-7739

6008-30 5035





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NEW WEST, Quay. 1,214 sf. 1 BR & den, 2 baths. Short term Nov 1st - Mar 31st. Ns/np. $1,600/mo incl util. 604-524-0804


Houses - Rent

4 BR - Newly reno’d, 1.5 bath, all new appl include w/d. Avail NOW. $1650/mo. 1-604-615-7525 BBY, NEAR Metrotown, BCIT, Skytrain & Hospital. 3 BR upper ste, large living room, & family room, 2 car garage, f/p, w/d, $1550 N/S & N/P. 604-438-0786

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

604 420-5636

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.


COQ, Blue Mtn / Como Lake. 3 BR, upper floor, 1.5 baths, 6 appl., big sundeck. $1,525/mo + 2⁄3 utils. Ns/np. Nr schools. 604-939-6077


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Houses - Rent

COQ CTR. 3 BR, 1.5 baths, 5 appl, fenced yard, garage. Ns/np. $1,260. Av now. 604-537-7015

COQ Ctre, by schools, College, 5 BR, 2 baths, lrg yrd, storage, refs. $1700, avl immed. 604-939-0273 KANAKA RIDGE, 5Bd, 3.5 Bath, 4200 sqft, 2 Garage, Sep. base. suite, Avail. now, N/S, N/P, $2500+util. 604 722 9069 MRidge 21437 117Ave, 4BR incls inlaw glvl ste, all appl, ns, np, avail Now, $1700. 604-421-4052 QUEENSBOROUGH. 4 BR. $1150, 3 BR $850, whole house $1750, + utils, w/d, 604-515-7875, 778-829-7675 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M

Call (604)435-5555 or (604)786-4663



811 Foster Ave

Al Dodimead ACD Realty

(604) 521-0311

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Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 7769 Gilley St. 2 BR bsmt suite. $750/mo incls util & W/D. N/S, N/P. Avail immed. 604-522-8833 or 604-786-1860




BBY, Boundary/Hastings. Large, quiet 2 BR bsmt suite with vaulted ceilings. Sh’d laundry. $1,200/mo + utils. Incl cable/internet. Nr transit. Ns/Np. 604-788-9131

BBY 2 Rm’s avail, w/b f/p, upper lvl, n/s, n/p, prof, $500 incls cbl, net, w/d, Immed. 604-283-4439 BBY, N. 2 Room’s, priv ent, bath & kitch. Nr Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $420 incl hydro/cbl/net, w/d, Ns/np. Nov 1. 604-438-7341


Shared Accommodation


Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

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


Suites/Partial Houses

3 BDRM, 1 Bath, 1100 Sqft, upper level, large deck, yard, storage, utilities incl, shared laundry, $1450 call nicole: 778-886-3491


Suites/Partial Houses

BBY N. BCIT Newer 2 BR, grnd flr, $775 incls utls. N/S, N/P. Avail now. Very cln. 604-293-2295


Suites/Partial Houses

COQ, COMO LAKE. NEW 1 BR bsmt ste, Own W/D, sep entry, $700/mo + utils, avail Nov 1, Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765

BBY, EAST. New hse, 3 BR, 2 livg rm, 2 bath, $1650. incls cbl & internet. Immed. 778-398-1111

CALL 604 723-8215


Great 3 BR, 1.5 baths, family room, lots of prkg, avail now or Nov 1. $1795/mo, N/S, lease & perfect refs a must.

Miscellaneous Rentals

BBY, Central. Lrg 3 BR, 2 baths, f/p, priv w/d, carport. $1,350/mo + ½ util. Ns/np. Near BCIT, SFU, BGH & bus. Nov 1. 604-298-6874 BBY Deer Lk/City Hall 1 BR ste avail Nov 1. $800 incls utls, cbl, net. N/S. Pet OK. 604-889-8529

BBY, N. Bright & spac 1 BR. F/p. New lam. flrs. Ns/np. Sh’d w/d. Alarm. $750/mo incl hydro/cable & satelite tv. Now. 604-619-2717

BBY, EAST. 2 BR bsmt suite. Ns/ np. $900/mo incl hydro. Immed. Nr bus & schools. 604-777-2038 BBY CAPTIAL Hill, 3 BR main flr, 5 appls. $1250 incls utls, cbl/net. Nov 1. N/P. Refs. 604-294-1487

COQ, WEST. Charming character home, 2 BR & den, main floor. Big private yard & patio. Jacuzzi tub. Near Skytrain. $1,150/mo + 2/3 util. Avail now. 604-931-4051

NEW WEST. 2 BR, grd/lvl. 850 sf. Lots of cedar beams. F/bath, f/p, 5 applis., garage. $1,300/mo incl hydro. Nov 1st. N/s. Small pets ok! Very private. 604-520-6801

COQ, 3 br main flr house, dw, fp, $1300+60% utils, share wd, ns, np, avail Nov. 1, 604-808-4155

PORT MOODY 2 BR g/lvl ste, carport, big yd, utils incls, $850. N/P. Avail now. 604-936-6533

BBY, E. 13th Ave/4th St. 2 BR g/l. 1200 sf. Sh’d w/d, gas f/p, f/yrd. NS/NP. $875 + util. 604-290-2181 COQ. RANCH Park, 2 BR bsmnt, N/s, N/p, priv ent & w/d, Nov 1, $1000 + shrd utils. 604-942-3686

QUEENSBOROUGH. 1 BR. $550/mo incl util/sat tv. Immed. 604-515-7875 or 778-829-7675

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

SFU BSMT. 2 big bdrms,1 full bthrm. Full size in suite lndry. Close to transit, Lougheed mall. 5 min to SFU. Immed. $1100. No smoking, No pets 604-808-2274

COQ WW Plateau, 3 BR T/H, 3 bath $2195/mo. Quay Pacific Ppty Mgmt Ltd, call 604-570-2786

M. RIDGE, Brookside Gardens. 3 BR T/H’s, pets ok, new flrs/paint, Avail Oct 15/Nov 1, 778-835-0748

Systems Ltd.



JENCO CONSTRUCTION. 25 yrs exp. Complete renovation svc. Custom cabinets. 604-562-5934



Bi-weekly Cleaning is Our Specialty! Insured & Bonded 604-836-MAID

#1 QUALITY Cleaning Service Homes & Business. Senior Disc. Low Rates. 604 724-8998 European Style Cleaning Reliable. Eco Friendly Products Used, ★ Eva 604-347-7776★

GREEN HOUSE CLEANING Earth Friendly. Avail •Weekly •Bi-Weekly •Monthly, •One-time •Move-out. Call ★ 604-817-4441


30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured


• 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 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

Warehouse/ Commercial

BBY 6994 Greenwood St, Brand New approx 1800sf Warehouse with finished office, 1 UNIT LEFT! Clean, large O/H door, 3 phase power, available Now. Call 604 929-9493

All Your Concrete Needs

Danny 604.307.7722

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



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





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



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




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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792


Go to or call 604-444-3000.


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.1-877804-5381. (18+).

BACKYARD CREATIONS Cedar - Fences, Patios, Decks, Storage Sheds. 778-558-7450

ATC LANDSCAPE Cedar Fencing. Fully Insured. Member of BBB. 604-720-2853


Flooring/ Refinishing

ALL ABOUT FLOORS Hardwood, Laminate. Free Estimates. Call Mo 778-789-4333

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

GET ER’ DONE Flooring & Trim

Laminate & Hardwood




PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

(Coquitlam Centre area)



*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re



604-841-1855 604-466-9733

NWEST 3 BR + den, 3 ba T/H Executive Condo. Quay Pacific Property Mgmt. 604-570-2786


1-BEDROOM A PT. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent.


Townhouses Rent



6605 COQ, Superstore/Brunette. 1 BR. $650 + util. Pets are welcome! 604-522-3100 or 604-941-2444



BBY ROYAL Oak/Rumble, Brand New Main flr 3 BR ste, 2 bath, Nr bus/school. NS/NP. Avail Now $1200 + util. 604-375-4261

COQ BOOTH Av, Upper flr 3 BR, 5 appls, garage. Av now. $1500. N/S. Small pet ok. 778-388-2494




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

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

604-439-9417 Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Gutter Cleaning & Repairs: We also do pressure washing & window cleaning .

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604 936-2808

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667



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



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


Landscape Technician & Cert. Arborist

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

Home Services

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Derek Paquette




SPACE - Turned Down? - Bad Credit? BOOKING - Self-employed? - Equity Mortgages For: PAQUETTE, DERRICK Rep: LBampton - 1st/2nd/3rd Mortgages Ad#: 1272122 - Free Consultations


Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates


Lawn & Garden


★ Fall Yard Clean Up. ★ Lawn Maint and Gardening. ★ Hedge and Tree Trimming. ★ Fully Insured. BBB Member.


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

310-JIMS (5467) Book a job at: Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 • Residential and Commercial Lawn Maintenance • Yard Clean-up • Lawn Repairs • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning

Free Est 604-779-6978


Moving & Storage




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

PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

* EXCELLENT PRICES * Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB


Call Me Now! 604.928.0288


Painting/ Wallpaper

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


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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount



Moving & Storage

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


#1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 30 yrs exp. Fall 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.


Paving/Seal Coating

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




Your first and last call for all your moving needs. Local, Provincial or National Call 604-710-5253 $30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 MOVING ANY where any time, Reasonable rates. call Larry for free estimates. 604-418-8119 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 day honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405 PACIFIC ACE PLUMBING INC. •Repairs •Installation •Insured Free Est. Call • 778-836-8835


Renovations & Home Improvement

COMPLETE HOME RENOS • Kitchens • Bathrooms

Greg 604-818-0165

Planning on RENOVATING?

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

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






Need a Gardener?

• Repairs • Reroof • New Roof We cover the H.S.T.


604-726-6345 SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD Serving the Lower Mainland Licenced & Insured. Refs.

Exceeding all expectations, one client at a time

8250 Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today! To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

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Auto Miscellaneous


Rubbish Removal


WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 12 out of 14 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Want a VISA? or 1-888-208-3205.

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC


1996 CHEVY Lumina, 4 dr, auto, showroom cond, aircared, all new, 86,000 km, 1 owner, $2,950. Call 604-524-6567

1996 MERCURY SABLE LS, $2000, Must be Seen. Zero rust or damage. aircared, fully loaded, chrome wheels. 604-513-9885

2004 LINCOLN Ultimate Town Car. Pristine cond. 108,000 km. Leather. $12,000. 604-530-0010

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

Best Rates & Service


Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal Take your junk away same day. Call for rates 778-892-4515 DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. Starting from $179 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


Tree Services


★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltd. 78,800 kms! Aircared, Loaded. $10,500 obo. Sry. 604-594-1465

2008 TOYOTA Tacoma, 2dr reg cab, under 30000 kms, exc cond, $12500. Cell 778 938 8450


Sports & Imports

1991 MAZDA Miata, conv, 5 spd, 210kms, blue, air cared $3450 D9921 Abbots 604-855-6522 2004 TOYOTA CAMRY LE , 87k, 4 dr, a/c, keyless entry, fully loaded, $13,888. 604-786-5287 2005 SUZUKI SWIFT, 4 dr, h/b, 5 spd, well maintained, low kms, $6500 obo. 604-942-8171

Eco-Friendly Disposal of Your Unwanted Clutter

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020


1999 CHRYSLER Intrepid. Not insured, Aircared until end of 2010. 210K, good body, needs brakes & mechanical work $800 OBO. 604-463-3254


Green Monster Waste We Remove & Recycle All Waste




WE LOAD 604-242-4869




Scrap Car Removal



SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513


$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309.

with ad! 604-317-4729

2005 TOYOTA ECHO, 2 dr, hatchback, auto, silver, 65k, clean, $5600 Firm. 604-538-9257

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

2008 BMW 335CI, Coupe, bluetooth, nav, loaded, absolute beauty. $38,800, 604-218-2149 2009 TOYOTA YARIS, 4 dr, h/b, auto, many options, 18k, silver, $8,500 Firm. 604-538-4883



2007 SUNSEEKER Motorhome, E450, 32’, sleeps 6, 1 slide, 25,000km $49,500 604-824-4552


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

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

Sell Your Sell RV or Boat Your

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

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

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



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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Fall Season Specials Come on in and get the jump on the cold fall weather with these deals for inside and outside the house.

Honeywell Heaters 360 Degree Tower Heater







Light and easy to Use



Fantastik Spray Bottle 6612360







Contractor-Tough Outdoor Work Gear Available in either Black or Tan


Cleaner and Disinfectant



Tough Duck Apparel

Expandable Rake R000250

Great Heating Efficiency 1500W 3 Heat settings

Save on Heating Costs

Turns off if knocked over. Great for small rooms or workspaces 065-2314

Oil-Filled Radiator

Whole Room Heater






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We also have a wide selection of Helly Hansen and Pioneer Raingear and Safety Apparel at Great Prices.

BOSCH 12V Lithium Ion Combo Kit

Oscillating Tool/Saw Compact Drill Flashlight CLPK31120



2650 Mary Hill Rd. Port Coquitlam

Tel: 604.942.7282 Fax: 604.942.9650 Sale prices in effect through October 31st, 2010


Coquitlam Now October 13 2010  

Coquitlam Now October 13 2010