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Minimum wage hike receives support Coquitlam Coun. Lou Sekora’s notice of motion to increase B.C.’s minimum wage received unanimous endorsement Monday, coinciding with the ninth anniversary of the province’s minimum wage freeze. Although some around the council table argued against debating matters that fall out of the municipal jurisdiction, all of them got behind writing a letter to the B.C. government asking for the $6 hourly training wage to be abolished, and for the minimum wage to be increased to $10 from $8. “I never thought I’d ever see the day where a child in British Columbia can go to bed hungry. That is something … I cannot stomach it. It makes me sick to my stomach that some child in British Columbia is going to bed hungry because of the minimum wage,” Sekora said. B.C.’s minimum wage is currently the lowest in Canada, and the amount has remained unchanged since 2001. B.C. is followed by Newfoundland, with a rate of $8.70 an hour, while at $10.25 per hour, Ontario’s minimum wage rate is the highest nationally. A single parent herself, Coun. Mae Reid seconded Sekora’s motion based on the fact that even a $10-per-hour minimum wage would severely impact a family’s finances. “This is actually an embarrassing thing to have to ask any government, to raise a wage in British Columbia just so that people can afford to go back and forth to work and at least put one meal a day on the table,” she said. Aside from raising the minimum wage by $2 an hour, Sekora is also looking to get rid of the 500-hour training  CONT. ON PAGE 3, see MINIMUM.

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OPEN HOUSE: Rafiullah Alokozai reads from the Qur’an, part of the theme of this year’s Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre open house, entitled “The Qur’an: God’s True Word?” Activities will include tours, food samples, calligraphy displays, Islamic art exhibits and henna painting. The free event will also feature a 30-minute presentation about the Qur’an plus a question-and-answer session. The open house is Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2626 Kingsway Ave. in PoCo. For more information, visit www.islam-canada.com or call 604-945-1885.

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Police attend Coquitlam City Hall as angry residents shout at council members Stories by John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com Editor’s note: This story contains language that some readers may find offensive. “The crackheads will be in the park with their needles and sh*t like that. I’ll leave a bucket of needles right by your door, too. Don’t you worry.” “Are you going to pay for my house as well, when the property value goes down? I want top dollar for that, too.” “Remember, I’ve got your address. I’ll find you.” Those threats exemplified the chaotic mood in Coquitlam council chambers Monday, as about 200 residents packed in to voice their opposition to a proposed homeless shelter in the city’s Westwood

neighbourhood. At issue was the first reading of a rezoning process for land at 3030 Gordon Ave., where a 30-person transitional house and commercial facility is being proposed. In what was a roughly 20-minute long exchange, council members rarely got more than a minute worth of speaking in before heated comments began raining down from the viewing gallery. The situation reached such a fevered pitch that Mayor Richard Stewart requested a “discreet” RCMP presence outside the council chambers in response to threats being uttered towards him and other councillors. As soon as councillors entered the chambers at 7 p.m., Hoy Street resident Garry Badour began voicing his displeasure. “We don’t want a transition house,” he said. “We want a safe neighbourhood.” Stewart took the unusual step of addressing the

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standing-room-only audience before the meeting began, stressing that audience outbursts and applause go against council meeting procedures. It didn’t matter. “Put it next to your house,” Badour countered. It was much the same as clerk Jay Gilbert read the rezoning item from the council agenda. Badour said, “We’re opposed to that. We want to end it now.” Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the city’s land use committee, tried to explain that passing the first reading of a rezoning application allows members of the public a forum to voice their views on the topic. Council eventually unanimously passed first reading, allowing a public hearing to go ahead. “When we get something that’s this contentious, the fairest thing we can do is move it to all the  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see MAYOR SAYS.


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ultimately decided upon by other levels of government. wage associated with new employ“The public didn’t elect us to ees. Sekora said he’s heard anecdotal decide what the minimum wage will evidence suggesting some companbe in British Columbia, and we don’t ies fire employees just as they reach have that as a mandate,” Stewart that 500-hour said. threshold in order Reimer, on the to hire someone other hand, was else who has to concerned with start from the bothow a $2 hourly tom. increase would “It’s unfortuimpact businesses nate that British just recovering Columbia is the from the recession. most expensive “Many of our place to live in, small businesses and yet they have are still trying to the lowest wages,” get their books he said. back to black as we “This is nothmove out of the ing new to the recession, and I’m provincial governconcerned that a ment, but I think large minimum it’s a worthwhile wage increase at endeavour,” added this time could Coun. Lou Sekora Coun. Brent result in job layoffs Asmundson. and less hours for While they all supported Sekora’s workers,” she said. move, Couns. Barrie Lynch and Coun. Neal Nicholson suggested Linda Reimer and Mayor Richard the city look at adopting a policy Stewart said city councils should like one currently used in New avoid debating policies that are Westminster, dubbed the living  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.

wage policy. The policy applies to full- and part-time employees with that city, as well as those contracted to do physical work on city-owned premises and properties, and is set at $16.74 an hour. That number was arrived at based on a family of four with two working parents working fulltime to pay for food, shelter and some money to support their kids. “I am very much afraid that should the province increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour, that’s not going to make a difference; children will still go to bed hungry in this community and in lots of communities in the province of British Columbia,” Nicholson said. Given Monday’s nine-year anniversary of the minimum wage freeze, the B.C. Federation of Labour and the provincial NDP issued separate statements decrying the B.C. Liberals. “The Liberals’ nine-year freeze on the minimum wage is a national embarrassment,” federation president Jim Sinclair said in a news release. “The government needs to listen to the vast majority of British Columbians and raise the minimum wage to $10 now.”

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any provincial money on the table to fund the proposed shelter. neighbourhoods that are affected,” she said. “Rezoning land is very dangerous if the As Reid tried to continue, Badour cut her off provincial government doesn’t come to the again. From there, the meeting quickly destable,” he said. cended into chaos, with multiple residents yellIn an interview Tuesday, Stewart said the ing at, and threatening, members of council threats uttered at council were not representaand the local press. tive of the overall neighbourhood’s feelings. Once temporary order was restored, Coun. “I heard from a few residents who were Doug Macdonell attempted to expand upon disgusted by the lack of respect [Badour] had Reid’s point. for the process, people who “Obviously, it’s apparent that said to me, ‘That’s not us. He everyone here has got somedoesn’t represent us,’” Stewart thing at stake here tonight. But said. “The loudest voice last I think what’s really important night did nothing to advance is that you understand what his cause. It may well have had we’re doing tonight. What we’re the opposite effect. Council’s voting on is allowing you to got a tough job. It has to listen have a say on this,” he said. to all sides of the issue, not the One resident suggested that side that screams the loudest or the proposed facility be housed interrupts the meeting.” at Riverview Hospital, while The Gordon Avenue site is another asked, “Why are we currently in need of provinhearing about this now?” cial funding and a non-profit “We’ve actually gone through service provider before it can a process that’s a couple years move ahead. Stewart told The Mayor Richard Stewart: along. This has been very pubNOW last week that provincial “The loudest voice last lic. Every meeting that this has Liberals assured him as recently night did nothing to been discussed at has been a as late September that the sheladvance his cause.” public meeting,” Stewart said. ter remains a priority for the “I’ve spoken to many of you. I government. understand your concerns. We all understand Jim McIntyre, the city’s manager of planning your concerns. We’ve also spoken to lots of and development, said at the Oct. 25 land use people in the community that have serious committee meeting that having a site approconcerns with the issue of homelessness.” priately zoned “moves [the city] up the list of Calling the proposed facility an “ugly, ugly priorities” once the provincial government is building,” Coun. Lou Sekora suggested using in a position to begin announcing funding for the Riverview site for a shelter. He also took shelters. issue with the idea of rezoning land without The public hearing is set for Nov. 29.

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Riverview facilities are needed

This past year I have gotten to know the Riverview site more personally, as my mother was being cared for in its Valleyview hospital. This amazing ecological and historical treasure offers such solace to patients and families when it is most needed. As we work to understand mental health, we are learning more and more about the importance of the natural To The environment in good health. As we rise to the challenge of an aging population, we must be realistic about the types of facilities and options that will be needed in the not-very-distant future. Approximately one-third of people over 80 develop dementia and other problems and require extensive eldercare. In seeing this first-hand, I am

convinced that it would be a mistake to convert the Riverview lands, adding to sprawl in the local area, destroying ecological and historical treasures and terminating an excellent care facility that is able to offer specialized care not offered anywhere else in the province. Let’s redevelop our greyfields; let’s infill where we have shops, services and mass transit; but let’s also make sure Editor we’ve retained some good public space for current and future needs. The oldest botanical garden in our province is one such site that should not be redeveloped for any use other than the current use. Cynthia van Ginkel Port Moody

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he mayor feels compelled to call police over threats made by citizens. Angry residents shout obscenities from the public gallery at City Hall. Council members cannot get a word in edgewise to explain that all they’re trying to do is allow an issue to go to public hearing — so those same residents can have a chance to comment in an orderly way. Monday’s council meeting in Coquitlam reached a new low, as some — and we stress that it was not all of those in attendance — took it upon themselves to attempt to intimidate council members into vetoing a proposed homeless shelter. The fact that the first reading of a proposed rezoning — which is what council was engaged in Monday — must be passed before the issue can go to public hearing was obviously lost on the hooligans who yelled out and interrupted proceedings. The worst part of the evening was the threats. “Remember, I’ve got your address,” one resident shouted at the mayor. “I’ll find you.” No wonder police were called to maintain a “discreet” presence outside council chambers. Luckily, the detachment is located next door to City Hall, so it didn’t take officers long to get there. We just hope that when the issue goes to public hearing on Nov. 29 — in what will surely be a well-past-midnight meeting — sanity prevails. Those who are opposed to the homeless shelter can line up and have their say, but shouting and threats have no place in council chambers, or in any other government forum. And we especially hope that council members stick to their guns and do what’s best for the community as a whole: approve the rezoning so this shelter can go ahead.

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Frantic activity hasn’t helped Campbell a bit A Campbell’s weak response — basically, “that’s fter months of near-paralysis in the B.C. just Bill being Bill” — was telling. Public dissent in Liberal government, the energy level was the B.C. Liberal ranks has been almost non-existkicked up a serious notch last week — but ent since they came into power, but those days are all that activity appears not to have helped Premier clearly over. Gordon Campbell’s fortunes one little bit. One can’t help but wonder whether, if Campbell In fact, given the major moves by the government were in a stronger position in terms of his own and the almost complete lack of positive response popularity and credibility, his response to the startfrom the public, this past week may provide the ling comments would have been more along the line proof that there is no recovery possible for the preof “You’re fired, Bill.” mier. But Campbell really can’t afford to make enemies Let’s recap, shall we? of anyone in his party right now. As a result, he has Monday, Oct. 25: The premier announces a become a greatly weakened leader. “realignment” of his cabinet. He demotes Wednesday, Oct. 27: Social no one from the top council, promotes Development Minister Kevin Krueger one backbencher and gives his chief of goes on a Kamloops radio station and staff a cushy, well-paid job in the civil calls cabinet colleague Bennett “petuservice (which, considering his years of lant and ridiculous.” He claims Bennett harrumphing about the NDP governwon’t be trusted by his caucus mates. ment’s politicization of the civil service, We’ll see, Kevin. We’ll see. appears stunningly hypocritical at best). Meanwhile, the premier goes on The realignment includes sweeping View From Global TV at night and attracts a huge changes to the so-called “dirt ministries” The Ledge audience (the News Hour audience on — i.e. energy, forestry, mining and Global simply stayed put to watch what agriculture. These changes don’t draw a Keith Baldrey the premier had to say). lot of attention at first, but that will all Unfortunately for the premier, a much smaller change in 24 hours. audience might have served him better. The speech Tuesday, Oct. 26: A front-page line story in the fell completely flat. The defence and explanation Vancouver Sun blares a headline about Energy of the HST seemed somewhat desperate, and the Minister Bill Bennett “blasting” the premier’s announcement of a 15-per-cent income tax cut failed cabinet shuffle and heaping criticism on his boss. to grab hold of people expecting something more Bennett took it upon himself to phone Sun reporter Jonathan Fowlie (telling Fowlie he was about to hear creative (such as an announcement of a future cut to the HST rate). some “juicy stuff;” a promise he kept) to complain Just how badly the speech played with voters will that all these changes — including big ones to his be illustrated the next day. own ministry — were carried out without any conThursday, Oct. 28: An Ipsos-Reid poll conducted sultation with any “elected people.”

for Global TV spells disaster for Campbell at every turn. Recent polls have been troubling for him in recent months, but this one is particularly bad because it comes as a direct response to his attempt at giving it his “best shot.” The poll reveals that even the income tax cut was greeted with near-ambivalence, as just 26 per cent said they “strongly supported” it. The response to questions about his explanation of the HST and of impressions of his leadership show he connected with less than 15 per cent of the audience. But, to again demonstrate the NDP’s unerring ability to make blunders even while its political opponent is in complete disarray, NDP MLA Leonard Krog goes on Shaw Cable’s Voice of B.C. program that evening and compares Kevin Krueger to Joseph Goebbels because of his unswerving loyalty to the premier. Krueger, he says, would be the “last one out of the bunker.” The tasteless and offensive comment does not go unnoticed by the B.C. Liberals. Friday, Oct. 29: Krueger demands an apology from Krog, who duly offers one to him, as well as to Campbell and the Canadian Jewish Congress. Krog has learned what can happen when you violate a cardinal rule in politics: never, ever compare anyone or anything to the Nazis. And so the week that was came to an end. But what are not ending are the whispers within the heart of the B.C. Liberal government that some big changes are needed. And the whispers are becoming louder. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Northeast sector not being treated fairly Here we go again — there is talk about a vehicle levy. When the Olympic Games were on the horizon, there was no problem securing financing for the RAV line, even though our Evergreen Line was already a higher priority. Now we are being told again that to finance our Evergreen Line as well as all the other TransLink projects we should be prepared to accept a vehicle levy. As a retired senior, I do not have the option to just ask for more money when I want to undertake some expensive addition to my house. I have to figure out a way to do it within the means at my disposal. It’s time for us out in the suburbs to tell our local governments to stand up for us, because when you analyze the situation, you realize that no matter how we toss and turn it, Vancouver gets all the benefits, while we in the suburbs, and in particular the northeast sector, are left holding the bag, and that not only once, but twice. Firstly, while Vancouverites enjoy all the benefits of a vast network of public transit, which minimizes their need for vehicle ownership, we, who do not have the benefit of frequent and extensive public transit service, now face additional costs for our vehicles, which are a necessity of life. Because of our need to use our vehicles, we already pay exorbitant fuel taxes, surcharges to TransLink, plus a carbon tax, which increases every year. Secondly, Vancouverites and residents of the western part of the Lower Mainland can easily access all areas of the Lower Mainland across the Fraser River via the George Massey Tunnel, the Knight Street Bridge as well as the Alex Fraser Bridge, without paying any tolls. However, just accessing the neighbouring municipalities of Surrey and Langley requires

us in the northeast sector to pay bridge tolls, presently on the Golden Ears Bridge and eventually on the Port Mann Bridge. Of course, there is always the Patullo Bridge, which is a nightmare, and in addition pretty well closes down at night. I fail to understand why the Port Mann Bridge has to be tolled. After all, it’s part of the Trans-Canada Highway, and Ottawa should carry a larger share for its construction. Also, this project should have been re-evaluated after the so-called “private partner” dropped out. Reverting to the original option from the gold plated project the private partner proposed, would have, if I remember right, saved around $300 million. This would have freed up needed funds for improvements To The to local infrastructure. Although we have a federal cabinet minister supposedly representing our riding in Parliament in Ottawa, the only manifestations of his representation are the unwanted propaganda leaflets that land in my mailbox at regular intervals. If all the money that is being wasted on this and other useless junk out of Ottawa was used for more useful purposes, we could achieve much more with the available funds collected through our taxes. Where was our minister when the economic “Action Plan” funds were allocated? M. Guenther Port Coquitlam

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funds and gave options for fundraising. The most realistic options were increased property taxes or a vehicle levy. Which does Mr. Moore support? Recently, the elected representatives of Port Coquitlam put together a very good argument as to why the Evergreen Line should extend into PoCo. The proposal laid out by Port Coquitlam council showed incredible foresight, and was announced mere weeks from Mr. Moore’s comments that the federal government had fulfilled its commitments and would not revisit the issue, abandoning all hopes for funding to TransLink. Was Mr. Moore not aware that the City of Port Coquitlam had been, in the words of a recent Vancouver Sun article, “waging a campaign” for Editor a station? Was the minister out of the loop in his own town, or simply unwilling to stand with his constituents? Since the “stimulus” has been announced, the Conservative government has spent billions of dollars on short-term projects that in many cases will not help the long-term success of the economy. The money would have been better spent funding infrastructure projects that send a ripple effect, long-term, throughout the economy. Increasing funding for the Evergreen Line would not only have meant initial jobs in the design and construction of the line, but also laid the foundation for future jobs in the development and construction that densification brings. With the amount of expansion the Tri-Cities is experiencing, it does not bode well that the elected representative in Ottawa for this constituency will not advocate for what is not only needed presently, but in the future. M. De Marchi Coquitlam

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MP could do more to help In letters written in defence of the federal record on infrastructure spending, MP James Moore made it clear he wanted TransLink to be responsible for raising the missing necessary construction costs for the Evergreen Line. Weeks later, at the first annual “transportation fair,” TransLink admitted troubles raising

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Voters should decide Re: “Tri-Cities should amalgamate,” letter to the editor, Friday, Oct. 29. Among other things, Mr. Kolny wrote about the reduction in expenditures in the Tri-Cities, by elimination of redundancies through amalgamation. During the summer I watched a TV interview of Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. When asked the question by the interviewer, Mayor Stewart replied that he was “open” to the concept of amalgamation of the Tri-Cities. He also stated that Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini was opposed. The decision to amalgamate should not rest with the mayors, councillors or staff of the Tri-Cities. The decision must be made by the citizens. The mayors, councillors and staff of those cities can indicate their preferences, pro or con, by voting as private citizens in a referendum along with the rest of us. Ken Henderson Coquitlam

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PoCo residents concerned about rezoning, OCP changes Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Some homeowners in the Gates Park area are concerned about the impact of potential land-use changes in Port Coquitlam’s official community plan and zoning bylaws. Council is considering changes to the city-owned land near Gates Park and Wilson Avenue. These changes would expand the amount of parkland at the north end of Gates Park near the Coquitlam River. At the same time, an equal-sized piece of nearby land would be designated for future apartment developments. These developments would be next to vacant apartment-zoned lots that front Wilson Avenue. Development services director Laura Lee Richard said the resulting residential lands would be big enough for one large or two small apartment buildings, similar in design and character to the rest of the neighbourhood. Zoning regulations would restrict the building height to 30 metres (98 feet), and underground parking for the future development would come from Wilson Avenue. “It’s important to note that there is no proposal for any development of the proposed park-designated lands at this time,” Richard said. Resident Don Preston expressed concern about the potential changes at a public hearing last week, speaking on behalf of the strata council for his Wilson Avenue building. He believes the value of units in his building will plummet if new developments block their view. “If people purchase their property and it

drops in value after two or three years by 20 or 30 per cent, they’re sitting looking at a mortgage which is worth more than the value of their property. And if they’re going out to remortgage, they’re stuck,” Preston said. “So council’s going to have to be very careful when they do this because they’re going to be effectively forcing down the value of existing apartment spaces. It’s a no-brainer.” He said developers will build on the property with no thought of compensation for existing owners at the Wilson Avenue condominium, which he chose for its view and proximity to downtown services. “I searched for a year and a half before I found that place. I went all over Port Coquitlam looking, and I finally found that. I was very thankful because I wanted to be downtown, but it’s inside parkland,” Preston said. “And any building that goes into that triangle will also be inside parkland, but now will have removed our view to the river from that point.” Coun. Darrell Penner said the other lots in the area are already zoned for residential development, so new buildings could go up at any time. “I think that we have a net gain by doing this. It makes that property more usable and of better value for our taxpayers, because ultimately it’s the taxpayers that are going to benefit from this when the property gets sold,” Penner said. “But I think the form and character of what goes in there is important, and I think we really need to be cognizant of what goes in that property if we move forward with this.” Council unanimously passed the first three readings to amend the OCP and zoning bylaws.

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Chamber announces 2010 award nominees Things are getting good 10 years in. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce announced the nominees for its 10th annual Business Excellence Awards at a luncheon held Thursday. With The Boathouse in Port Moody as a backdrop, the chamber lavished some of the best and brightest among the Tri-Cities businesses with praise for their commitment to growth and community spirit. Nominees for business leader of the year include Erin Davidson of the Austin Heights Business Improvement Association, Layne Magnuson of Metro Motors and Doug Morneau of Rhino Marketing. Last year, Greg Barnes of Barnes HarleyDavidson Buell won the title. Business leader of the year nominees included Erin Non-profit nominees Davidson from the Austin Heights BIA. include Coastal Sound There were eight nominaFor small business of the Music Academy, Coquitlam tions for business of the year, Foundation, Coquitlam Public year, 11 enterprises were including Attica Equipment, nominated: Alliance Printing, Library, Crossroads Hospice Fit Foods, Natural Factors, Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Society, Place des Arts, Port Prairie Naturals, Reliable Club Aviva, Galactic Moody Ecological Parts, Scotiabank Coquitlam Entertainment, Society, SHARE Centre, Tri-Cities Thrifty Innovative Family and Foods and Vancity Pinetree Fitness, MeCommunity Village. Coquitlam Centre was N-Ed’s Pizza, Services the recipient for 2009. Meridian Society and The winner of the chamWestcoast Société Visit www.thenownews.com for a gallery ber’s Newsmaker of the Year Mortgages, francoof photos from the nominees’ luncheon. Award will be announced at Rocky Point phone de Kayak, Sandpiper the organization’s annual genMaillardville. eral meeting, set for Thursday, Signs, Trophy Centre Last year, the Nov. 18 at the Executive Plaza and Tutor Doctor. Last year’s PoCoMo Youth Services winner was Beyond the Grape. Hotel in Coquitlam. Society captured the honour.

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City combines trash with art

The City of Port Moody is aligning itself with a series of arts groups to call attention to John waste diversion rates, while at the same time encouraging the artistic process. The city’s Trashy Shorts Film Contest encourages participants to create a “trashy short” film up to three minutes long that deals with waste habits. “It may dramatize the impact of our consumer lifestyle. It may explain recycling rules in a fresh and clever way. It may cause deep reflection about our role in saving the planet,” Port Moody spokesperson Leslyn Johnson said in a press release. “Your trashy short will help re-energize our campaign.” Representing a partnership between the city, ArtsConnect, the Port Moody Film Society and the Pacific chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, the contest is rooted in the region-wide goal to divert 70 per cent of waste away from landfills by 2015. The entry deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 10, and some of the films will be screened at the Inlet Theatre on Nov. 27. See www.cityofportmoody. com/filmcontest for more information.

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Left: Iris Hung is one of four young pianists from across the country to be awarded Conservatory Canada’s Caroline Conron/Marguerite Geiger National Piano Travel and Study Scholarship. Right: Port Moody’s Jeffrey Wallace will play Kurt Von Trapp in a production of The Sound of Music that starts this week. 7, 13, 18 and 20 during the show’s two-week run. Show times are set for either 2 or 7:30 p.m. at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, and tickets range in price between $25 and $38.

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Heritage Mountain student in musical

Port Moody’s Jeffrey Wallace will be performing in the Footlight Theatre Company’s production of the Sound of Music in Burnaby from Nov. 5 to. 20. The 10-year-old Heritage Mountain Elementary student will play the part of Kurt Von Trapp, and will be appearing in performances on Nov. 6,

Peter Karp and Sue Foley, who make up the duo known as He Said, She Said, will play the Evergreen Cultural Centre on Nov. 11.

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Video, music, spoken word and theatre — whatever the creative process is, it fits under the umbrella of Move: the company. Led by artistic director Josh Beamish, the professional dance company will perform at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on Saturday, Nov. 6. Two works will be performed, with “Tools for Cutting” depicting a “quasiautobiographical” piece that looks at the relationship between men and their sporting equipment. “Trap Door Party,” on the other hand, is described as an abstract look at six people in their 20s who leave everything behind in an effort to establish their own utopian society. The show is slated for 8 p.m., and tickets range in price between $10 and $38. See www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca for more info.

Pianist wins prestigious award

Iris Hung has taken her penchant for tickling the keys to another level. The Place des Arts piano student was recently named one of four young pianists from across Canada to be awarded Conservatory Canada’s Caroline Conron/ Marguerite Geiger National Piano Travel and Study Scholarship. The award is given to students who achieve top marks in Conservatory Canada exams for their grade levels and, as a result, Hung will take part in a two-day master class

with noted Canadian pianist and clinician Jane Coop at Vancouver’s Dunbar Heights United Church on Nov. 12 and 13. “I am looking forward to hearing what someone so experienced and talented has to say about me and my music,” Hung said in a press release. “I know I will walk away feeling that I’ve gotten a little closer to reaching my full potential.” Hung will also take part in Place des Arts’ Nov. 13 benefit concert for the Scholarship for Advanced Musical Studies. Hung, who will perform Lisan Wang’s “Lan Huahua,” the Beautiful Girl, will be joined by some of the centre’s other senior students as well as the Place des Arts’ string quartet. Slated for 7:30 p.m., the show costs $13.50 plus GST for adults, and $11 plus GST for seniors and students.

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he Blue Mountain Quilters’ Guild presented a quilt to Montgomery Middle as a token of appreciation for allowing the organization to host its quilt show at the school last weekend. The nauticalthemed quilt includes a mariner’s compass in the centre block surrounded by combinClass Act ing blocks called Jennifer McFee “ocean waves.” The corner blocks represent the school’s four teams: Pirates, Marlins, Atlantis and Nautilus.

The day-long event, organized by Free the Children founders Craig and Marc Keilberger, included presentations from Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Gore and musical performers. The annual event is free for schools to take part, and in exchange, school groups are asked to commit to follow the We Schools in Action program to foster local and global action. School District 43 superintendent Tom Grant welcomed speakers at the event. “The mood in the arena was electric. Last year, I thought, was good. This year was better, and only because of the continual reference by the organization to the role of schools and teachers as drivers behind social responsibility initiatives,” Grant said at last week’s school board meeting. “It wasn’t to denigrate the work of parents, but it was a chance to elevate the role of teachers and how they support our students in their projects.” Students from Hope Lutheran Christian School also attended the event. “We Day was an incredible experience,” said Grade 9 student Jordan Webb in a press release. “It will forever change how I think and act.”

Calling all middle schoolers

A new contest will recognize Coquitlam middle school students who make a difference. The Power of One, launched by the City of Coquitlam and School District 43, seeks to inspire and motivate leadership at the middle school level while contributing to the development of Coquitlam’s young leaders. The contest will recognize a Coquitlam student who has made a positive community impact through a project he or she has organized and led. The submission categories are: community, opportunity, energy, environment, health, education, shelter and conservation. The winner will receive a $500 shopping voucher for Coquitlam Centre, plus four tickets to a Power of One event hosted by Simon Jackson at Evergreen Cultural Centre. “There are many amazing young people in

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Blue Mountain Quilters’ Gladys White presents the piece to principal Nancy Bennett. Coquitlam doing remarkable things in the community,” said Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart in a press release. The submission deadline is Nov. 5, and the winner will be announced Nov. 10. Information and application forms are available on the City of Coquitlam website at www.

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Dozens of Tri-Cities students recently joined thousands of other teens at Rogers Arena for We Day 2010.

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Citadel Middle School student Mackenzie Burke Sikorra achieved his goal of raising enough money to buy new tracksuits for his soccer team, PoCo Motiva. Sikorra received a flurry of community and corporate support after bylaw officers shut down his lemonade stand this summer. Team Skyline Sports stepped up to donate in part towards the new outfits, as did X.S. West Trucking and Contracting.

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Perspective is often a wise tool. The Coquitlam Express are hoping they are able to apply it positively and quickly. The B.C. Hockey League club has demonstrated its share of erratic tendencies, the most recent a six-game losing streak. Where the 8-8-3 Express scored 28 goals during a fourgame stretch in early October, they’ve tallied just three times over their last three games, including Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Powell River Kings. That’s where perspective comes in. “Obviously, everybody’s a bit frustrated, the players are grasping their sticks a little too tight trying to get some goals,” head coach Jon Calvano said. “Our practices are still high tempo and the guys are going hard through the drills so they are putting in the work. I’d be more concerned if the effort wasn’t there, but we’ve been in all but one of the games.” During the first six weeks of the season, the focus was on the blueline. While the goals against have improved (to 3.70 a game), at the same time the offence has all but flatlined. In the past six losses, last year’s team scoring leader Brad Reid has just one assist, while captain Garrick Perry has totalled a goal and two assists. Rookie phenom Destry Straight, who’s been getting Justin Beiber-like attention from college and pro scouts, followed his four-point night in their last win with two helpers. He still leads all Coquitlam shooters with nine goals and 15 assists in 19 games. The only two Express players to trigger the red light over the past week were fourth line rookie Mitchell Deacon and defenceman Riley McIntosh. However, the club did outshoot the Eagles 37-29 in last week’s 3-1 setback, and played conference-leading Powell River close to the vest, with a powerplay tally being the difference. Calvano says that both the defence and netminding have provided an opportunity to turn the corner — but if the top two lines don’t get back on track, there will be changes. “We’re in discussion all the time with (president and general manager) Darcy (Rota) to evaluate things and look to where we can improve. It isn’t about talent, because we have skilled players here. But we’re ready to do what it takes to get out of this funk.” After an 8-2-3 start, Coquitlam has slipped to sixth place, at 8-8-3. They head to the Interior this week, with games in Westside and Salmon Arm before returning to play Nanaimo, Nov. 10 (7 p.m.) at the Poirier Sports Centre.

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LAYING IT LOW: An Enver Creek defender, left, strips Port Moody’s Asmat Habibi of the ball during last Thursday’s Fraser Valley senior boys soccer action. Port Moody prevailed 3-1 and now visits North Delta tomorrow for the semifinal battle. In other Fraser Valley action, Terry Fox kept its BC berth hopes afloat with a 2-1 win over Johnston Heights, Dr. Charles Best fell 3-0 to Langley and Centennial topped Brookswood 1-0. The Fraser Valley final is slated for Nov. 10. For more on Port Moody’s win, see story on Page 21.

Fox sets sights on high flying Hawks Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com Call it a preview, call it a showcase. What you won’t call it is meaningless. While neither team’s season hinges on Friday’s score, the tilt between the Terry Fox Ravens and W.J. Mouat Hawks will give one squad some pretty impressive bragging rights heading into the B.C. senior AAA football playoffs. The No. 2-ranked Ravens nurse the same 4-0 spotless record as their No. 1-rated rival. Coming off a convincing 37-7 triumph over the defending B.C. champion Centennial Centaurs (1-3), Fox has as much momentum on its side as Mouat, who topped St. Thomas More by a similar score. Getting a chance to run the gauntlet against a championship-calibre opponent — a program that has advanced to the final the last two years only to fall short — is both motivation and meaning enough. “I’m really excited,” Fox co-coach Tom Kudaba said. “I think we look at is as a challenge for us as a team and as coaches, (and) we’re looking at it as a precursor of sorts going into the playoffs, since it really doesn’t change things whoever wins… For us, we’re looking at it in what can we learn from them.” A year ago, the Hawks finished the regular season one-win shy of perfection — with the Centaurs ending up winning all the marbles while finishing with an unblemished record.

For the Ravens to keep up the District 43 sweep — Fox posted a perfect run in 2008 en route to a B.C. title, blasting Mouat in the final — it will require a well-rehearsed performance. “That’s what we’re going to do to prepare,” Kudaba noted. “We just have to make sure we know what (Mouat’s) going to do on offence and run their plays in practice. They’ve got a fairly varied attack that relies a lot on their quarterback (Cam Bedore).” Bedore, a Grade 12 pivot who was instrumental in the Hawks’ march to last year’s final, has demonstrated a Tom Brady-like arm when it comes to finding his receivers. He’s completed 30 of 54 pass attempts for 414 yards and six touchdowns. Fox’s Cam Canales has also emerged as a patient patriot when it comes to moving the offence. Despite making just 30 passes in four league games, he’s hit his mark on 20 of those for a league-best 73 per cent completion rate. It’s also added up to 420 yards and seven majors. When it comes to the ground game, both QBs are dangerous and lead their team in yardage. Canales has scrambled for 340 yards on 32 carries, scoring five times, while Bedore has held the ball for 30 carries and 262 yards. “I think both quarterbacks are very similar,” remarked Fox co-coach Martin McDonnell. “Both Cams can open things up, and if someone’s not open for a pass they can run it up themselves... (Canales) has always been pretty good, he took that year away but spent it (as a Grade 10) as a backup with the

Lynden Lions, who won the Washington State (high school) title two years ago.” Of course, it will come down to a number of factors around the field Friday and the work of those who surround the field generals. Although both teams are guaranteed a bye through the first round of the playoffs, having that last piece of momentum heading in will be a big stick for the team that prevails. “Mouat reminds me a little bit of the team we had a few years ago (in 2008, which won the B.C. title with a perfect record),” said Kudaba. “They’ve got a strong passing game, and are strong on the run… Our game is maybe a little more varied, we still depend more upon the run, but we might have a bit more balance than they do. “It will be interesting to see how the differences play out.” Last week, Fox took an early lead and put the defending B.C. champion Centaurs on the defensive, with Canales firing TD passes to Jared Soll, Jordan Wicki and Tanner White. He finished the day completing five-of-seven passes for 118 yards. The Ravens capitalized six times on its seven possessions, while limiting Centennial to 191 yards and four first downs. White finished with 66 yards on two catches, including a 46-yard strike in the fourth quarter that made it 37-0. Canales also scrambled for 129 yards on 16 carries, while Soll took the handoff 10 times and racked up 59 yards and two majors. Kickoff for Friday’s game goes at 7:30 p.m. at


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Coquitlam’s Kevin Reynolds isn’t about to hold the door for anyone. The nimble 20-year-old continues to set the pace when it comes to the difficult quad jump, landing the first quad in International Skating Union history on Friday in the men’s short program. Reynolds also became the first to nail two in the same event. His record-setting short program put him

in second place overall after the ISU-Canada Skate’s initial round in Kingston, Ont., but a rough patch in Saturday’s free skate final, despite nailing two more quads, left him fourth overall. Reynolds, who landed his first quad at 15, was able to carve out another first because the ISU had earlier changed its rule to allow two quads in the two-minute, 45-second program.

Riverside aims for Serge run Dan Olson

dolson@thenownews.com The Riverside Rapids are aiming to deliver some law and order on the volleyball courts this weekend as part of their annual Coquitlam RCMP Red Serge Classic Senior Girls Volleyball tournament. Featuring the top-five AAAA girls squads in B.C., the mashup is considered a provincial tune-up as the regular season comes to a wrap. “That’s what makes the Red Serge the best tournament in the province — you’ve got the top teams coming together to see how they measure up before the B.C.s,” said Riverside coach Bryan Gee. It’s that level of competition that has also benefitted the host squad, which has maintained its competitive edge through good and rebuilding cycles. This year, Tracey DePaoli/NOW

ON THE FLY: Coquitlam Lions’ Uriah Hestdalen, centre, marches up field with teammate Sebastiano Mazzuca keeping pace during Sunday’s atom football game against Langley. Coquitlam pulled out a convincing 30-6 victory.

Halloween a scream for Lions

The Bears demonstrated an ability to There were ghosts and goblins in abundance pressure a tough opponent as the playoffs but none of them could distract the Coquitlam approach. Lions from haunting Langley in atom division football on Sunday. PEEWEE With Halloween as the backdrop, In a battle of the undefeated the Lions preyed on the host Colts sports@thenownews.com Vancouver Mainland peewee 30-6. A firm foundation was set by squads, the Coquitlam Wildcats the defence, which got huge tackhad to survive a late scare to les from Jarrett Chong, Bronson defeat Cloverdale 19-16. DePaoli and Sebastiano Mazzuca in keeping The lead changed hands often and the Langley under wraps most of the day. Wildcats displayed plenty of resilience in the Coquitlam was dominating on offence, early goings. Coquitlam scored first but found sparked by a 109-yard touchdown run by themselves trailing 8-6 before the first quarter Jamall Mensah. was done. Also turning in terrific performances were The lead exchanged hands a few more times, Joshua Baba, Alex Montejo and Zach Tugade. • There were more tricks than treats when it as Cloverdale kicked off the second half with a quick strike that put them ahead 16-13, and came to the Coquitlam atom Bears on Sunday. managed to contain Coquitlam for a full quarDespite a valiant effort, the Bears were ter. But they couldn’t hold them back comtamed 17-8 by North Delta in a tussle over pletely, as the Wildcats overtook them in the playoff positioning. Facing a formidable foe, fourth quarter. Coquitlam’s defence did a solid job of limiting With less than a minute to play Cloverdale North Delta’s attack. Anchoring the defence managed to get to Coquitlam’s two-yard line were Vincent Mehain and Jaden Severy, which but couldn’t penetrate the Wildcat line. held the opposition to its lowest point total of Kimani Dorsey scored two touchdowns and the season. Keon Taffe chipped in another. Anchoring a The Bears’ lone major came on a gutsy dash rock-solid defensive effort were Nico DePaoli by Jevaun Jacobsen, while Matthew Hewa and Nicolas Greene. Baddege punched in a two-point convert.

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Revenge is sweet. After losing to the Ridge Meadows bantam hockey team at home in Port Coquitlam last Thursday, the Poco ‘C’ Punishers got their revenge on Ridge Meadows ice last Sunday by a 9-4 score. The Punishers took an early

lead in the first period, with the flood gates opening in the second. Austin Campbell and Chase Vader led the way with hat tricks, while Kody Sherwood posted a four-point game. Daniel Bae chipped in three points in the scoring fiesta.

Bradley Bosch also contributed to the offence as he tallied once, while Spencer Murray contributed two assists. Jacob Lazare made a number of spectacular saves, including stopping a couple of Ridge Meadow breakaways.

with a sound mix of returning veterans from last year’s fourth-best finish and a class of eager senior rookies at his disposal, Gee has set the goals high. With just one match remaining, Riverside is on the brink of recording its third straight perfect season in regular league play. The squad is also targeting a third-straight berth to the provincials. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some tough tests and challenges along the way to their No. 5 post. “I would say we’ve had a lot of adversity and tests, but the team has turned it into a positive opportunity… This is another chance to test ourselves against the best in B.C.” Riverside enters the series as the No. 5-seed in B.C.’s AAAA league, and will look to beat out No. 1 Handsworth, No. 2 Penticton, No. 3 Kelowna, and No. 4 Earl

Marriott. Also in attendance are No. 7 Seaquam, AAA No. 2-rated Timberline, AA No. 2-ranked Pacific Academy, and unranked local rivals Dr. Charles Best and Terry Fox. Action tips off Friday, 3:45 p.m. at Riverside with the home crew taking on district rival Dr. Charles Best, Timberline faces Pacific Academy and Terry Fox plays Earl Marriott. It continues at 5 p.m. with games between Handsworth and Seaquam, Riverside and Kelowna, and Best and Timberline. The tourney’s opening ceremonies, followed by a speed-spike competition and a Rapids vs. RCMP game, take over at 6:15 p.m. Round-robin play continues at 7:15 p.m. The teams restart action Saturday with games at 9 a.m. The semifinals are slated for 4:30, while the championship match begins at 5:45 p.m.

Blues lock up BC berth, take aim at Valley final

They’ve got their ticket in, now they’re playing for the best seed possible. The Port Moody Blues are heading to the B.C. senior boys AAA soccer championships, thanks to two straight wins last week at the Fraser Valley championships. Last week’s 3-1 decision over Enver Creek locked up a provincial berth, and put Port Moody into tomorrow’s Fraser Valley semifinal against No. 2-seed North Delta. The Blues trailed Enver Creek early, but

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Womens Jeans & Shoes

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Furniture

MOVING soon MUST sell! Thomasville Mystique Dining Ste, 6ft table x 45in & 2 inserts, Hutch w/glass & lights 6ft x 19in, 8 chairs, $2500. Sony Trinitron TV 36in & cabinet $100. Sony TV 12x12inin, $50. All OBO. 778-552-5557

Furniture

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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CHILDREN 3015

Childcare Available

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Preschools/Kindergarten

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK 3507

Cats

3507

3508

Cats

Dogs

3508

Dogs

3508

Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

604-724-7652

SUDOKU

4 SMALL CHIHUAHUA x Jug puppies, 1st shots, raised under foot, healthy, happy, cute and cuddly. Looking for loving stable homes. $325 778-888-4177

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

3540

COCKAPOOS PUPS. Non Shedding, Vet ✔, vaccinated & Dewormed. $650. 778-881-5966

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com GORGEOUS PUPS avail! LUNA KENNELS, Grooming and other prods coming soon! 604 807 9088 - Abbots

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Real Estate Services

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses New Westminster

Sat/Sun #102-505 9th St, Uptown NWest, WOW! 1187sf, crnr 2BR + den, $199,900! 40+, Fay Tomlinson, Sutton WC, 778-772-9848

6020 4060

Metaphysical

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Travel Destinations

WHISTLER, Gorgeous 5 BR exec view home in Alpine. Winter Lease. $5000/mo. 604-649-2777

Skiing

MT. BAKER SKI AREA - 2 cabins, 1 property. Rent one, use one. Gated community with amenities. 35 minutes from border $399,500 U.S. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704 www.mymtbakerhome.com

5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

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REAL ESTATE

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dewormed, 1st shots, ready now, see parents $500 firm 604-625-7718

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6008-18

4585 LAB PUPS, yellow, m/f, shots, dewormed, vet checked, $500. family raised Call 604-701-1587

Business Opps/ Franchises

6005 PET HOTEL @YVR FREE daycare or Overnight stay for first time clients! Call now 604-238-PETS www.jetpetresort.com

CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS pure bred, english style, CKC reg’d, dewormed, 1st shots, ready Nov 1. $850. Call Glenn 604-230-5136

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Pet Services

BLUENOSE PITBULL 2 male 1 female left, dewormed, shots, vet checked. Dad razor edge, mom gotti. 10 weeks old $800 604-820-0073

BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 9 flashy brindle males, 2 reverse, chip, wormed & shots, ready Nov 12. 604-987-0020

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Horses

BOUVIER DES FLANDERS Puppies: 6 Females, 4 Males: 3 Blonde, 3 Brindle, 4 Black. View parents. $480. Coq 604-942-1916

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2 AKC registered Yorkie terriers, contact bcrandell@blumail.org

RAGDOLL & Russian Blue Kittens, raised underfoot & post trained. $250 up. 604-581-2544

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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6020

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Real Estate

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Lots & Acreage

BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $321,000. 604-726-0677

6050

Out Of Town Property

LARGE ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS Full acres & more! Starting at $89/mo, $0 down - 0 Interest. Guaranteed Owner Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! Close to Tucson Int’l Airport. Recorded Message 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 or www.SunsitesLandRush.com

6052

Real Estate Investment

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6075 ★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Foreclosure Help! Debt Relief! No Equity! Don’t Delay! Call us First! 604-657-9422

Houses - Sale

Sunshine Coast

GIBSONS - new post & beam under construction, awesome view, 1/2 acre, 4000sf + 1800sf bsmt + loft, $45/sf. allow extra home, $574,900. 604-720-1445

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MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS Male. Ready to go! $650 firm. Only 1 left. 604-591-2137

RARE! CHOCOLATE, Blue, cream & brindle. French Bulldogs, Reserve now! 604-802-6934 www.westcoastrarebulldogs.com

SHIH TZU BIJON pups, 1st shots, dewormed, ready, family raised, non shed, $575 firm. 588-5195

5035

Financial Services

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Contact Rich Bowal Team, Macdonald Realty Westmar • 604-537-5792


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RENTALS

6508

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR N/West h/wd flrs, 5 appl, f/p, ug prkg/storage, ns, np $800 avail immed or Nov 1st 604-690-6627 2 BR $850 Near Coquitlam Ctr, transport. Incl hot water. No pets. Call Brian 604-307-3112.

BBY. 2 BR. Priv w/d. Nr Skytrain, SFU & Lougheed Mall. Ns/np. $980+util. Av now. 778-895-0675 BBY, HIGHGATE. Clean, renovated 1 BR, 2 appl., prkg. $820/mo. No pets. Avail now. 604-803-9104 BBY, HIGHGATE, NEW, SubPenthouse, 1 BR & Den, 710sf, all appls, prkg, storage. $1400. NS/ NP. Av now. Refs. 604-649-9917 BBY LOUGHEED Mall, 23rd flr, 1 BR, avail immed, Inste W/D, prkg. $1150. NS/NP. 604-290-7062

BBY, Lougheed Mall. Bright 2 BR, 2 f/baths, 14th floor. 922 sq ft. New fridge/stove, in-suite w/d, balc, u/grd prkg, storage, gym, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, ping pong, pool tables, tennis courts. Near Skytrain. $1,200/mo. Ns/np. Nov 1st. 778-246-0633 BBY S. Bach & 1BR. $613 $745, ug prkg, hw, WiFi, cat ok, Metrotown, 604-818-1129 COQ, 1 BR. Blue Mtn Park. Quiet & priv. Patio, trees. $770/mo. Nov 1/15 or Dec 1st. 604-939-0564

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 2 BR, $820, Avail Now, incl h/w, Bldg w/d. 778-865-6696 COQ CTR, 1 BR, top flr, gas f/p, w/d, d/w, new hardwood flr, u/g prkg, quiet, N/S, lease, refs, $825/mo. Call 778-998-9690 COQ CTRE 2 br VIEW fp, w/d, fresh, bright, nr everything, np, ns, Nov. 1., $1000. 604-306-9968

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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

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

401 Westview St, Coq

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

NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR New Appl’s etc. No Pets, From $745 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353

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

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

MASSEY PLACE on McBride Blvd

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

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

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

office: 604 936-1225

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

JUNIPER COURT

CALL 604 715-7764

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

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

Family Living 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 avail. ● Near Skytrain, shopping & kids park. Sorry no pets.

604 939-0944

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

GARDEN VILLA 1010 6th Ave, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

SURREY/CITY CENTRE Quattro 13733 107A Ave. Beautiful 1 bdrm suites in The Quattro, granite counter tops, insuite laundry, patio, sec.prkg, storage & gym, walk to sky train, shops & bus Avail. NOW $800 &up N/S N/P Sutton Group Email: homesforlease@ shaw.ca for a full list of rentals available or call Cindy at 604-807-1105.

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-540-9300 New Westminster

121 - 10th Street

Just renovated by way of new carpet & paint. Large 1 BR + den. 5 appls, Lease & excellent refs a must. $1175. 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

EL PRESIDENTE

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

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 Managed by Colliers International

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.

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

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

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

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BONSOR APTS

MONTECITO TOWERS

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

NEW WEST, 3rd Ave/10th St. 2 BR condo. Clean & quiet bldg. 3 appl, gas f/p, u/grd prkg. $1000/mo. Ns/np. Refs req’d. Avail immed. 604-521-8445, 526-5329 after 7pm & weekends

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

office: 604 936-3907

AMBER (W)

Apt/Condos

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

415 Westview St, Coq

COQ. 3 BR, $950. Avail Now, incls d/w, heat, parking. Call 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249

6508

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

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

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

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6515

Duplexes - Rent

BBY, N. 3 BR sxs, 1.5 bth, 4 appls, 1500 sf, carport, $1600/mo + util. N/s, n/p, refs. 604-538-2368

6522

Furnished Accommodation

NEW WEST, Quay, Furnished 1 BR & Den, short term to Mar 31st, n/s, n/p, $1450. 604-524-0804

6540

Houses - Rent

2 BR rancher. $1250 Renovated. West Central. Available 15th Nov, subject to credit checks/references. (604) 626 5844. BBY BEAUT 3 BR, 2.5 baths hse, nr Hosp, quiet area, h/w flrs, f/p, 5 appls, lrg patio, garage, $1800 + utils, ns/np, Nov 1. 604-435-0372

FOR RENT

1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent.

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

COQ, Blue Mtn / Como Lake. 3 BR, upper floor, 1.5 baths, 6 appl., big sundeck. $1,490/mo + 2⁄3 utils. Ns/np. Nr schools. 604-939-6077

COQ, W. 3 BR rancher. 5 applis, f/p, f/yard. $1,350/mo + utils. Close to schools, park & transit. Avail Nov 15th or Dec 1st. 604-931-7081 or 604-617-2015

6540

Houses - Rent

COQ Ctre, by schools, College, 5 BR, 2 baths, lrg yrd, storage, refs. $1600, avl immed. 604-939-0273

COQ Maillardville, Reno’d 4 BR, 1.5 bath, 6 new appl, carport. Av NOW. $1550. 1-604-615-7525 MRIDGE 4 br, 2 bath + family rm, ldry, reno’d, big yard, lost of prkg, n/s $1400+util now 604-720-2977 NEW WEST Queens Park, 3 BR heritage, 6 appls, hot tub, pets ok, Dec 1. $2000. 778-859-1223

POCO, Rancher, 1575 St.Albert. 3 BR, appls, gas f/p, new paint/ carp. Dec1. $1450. 604-671-0701 QUEENSBOROUGH, NEW West 4BR $1150; 3 BR $850; or Whole house $1750; + utils, W/D. 604-515-7875 or 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 SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 7 Bdrm HOUSE w/3 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M

WHITE ROCK - 15532 Madrona Dr 3 bdrm, HOUSE, quiet st, huge yard, dble garage, 2 yr old roof....$1,388/M Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BIG BR bsmt ste $1,000+1/3 utils. Ranch Park area w/view, wlkg dist to bus, Coq Ctre, Schls. Own w/d, f/p 604-942-9878 2 BR bmnst Ste, 14th & 6th Ave, Bby. N/s, N/p, Nov 15, $900/mo incls utils. 604-517-1187 aft 3pm 2 BR Ste, College Park area, Coq., incls laundry, N/s, N/p, immed, $900/mo. 604-551-7831

3 BR, nr Coq Centre, 2 bath, mtn view, alarm, 2 priv. entry, gas fp, 6 new appls, oak cabinets, bright dining & living room, heavy duty wd, storage, 2 car prkg, incl utils, ns, np, refs. req. Dec 1, $1295, 778-321-4161 or 1-604-860-4181

811 Foster Ave

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.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty

(604) 521-0311

view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster

BBY HOSPITAL area. Updated 1 BR. Shared W/D. $675 + part util. N/s, N/p, immed. 604-433-4714

6595-10

North Burnaby

CANADA WAY/12 Ave. Vegetarian roomates to share new furn’d house, own BR, share bath / hse. $650 & $750 incls utls. NS/NP. Suits students. 604-318-0767

6595

BBY, METROTOWN. Newer 2 BR, full bath. Sh’d laundry. Ns/np. $950/mo incl util. 604-377-8687 BBY N. Near Kennsington Sq, 1 BR bsmt ste, clean. NS/NP. Dec 1. $800 incls utils. 604-298-2774 BBY S. Portland/Gilley. 2 BR bsmt, shd W/D. NS/NP. Refs. Nov 16. $850 incls utls. 604-431-0238 COQ 3 BR upr, 2ba, D/W, 1300sf, $1400 + 2/3 util. 1 BR bsmt, $750. Sh’d W/D. NS/NP. 604 939-1116 COQ, COMO LAKE. NEW 1 BR bsmt ste, Own W/D, sep entry, $700/mo + utils, avail Dec 1, Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

BEAUTIFUL 4 bdrm, 4 bath, 3 f/p’s, Upper Eagle Ridge, Coquitlam. Looking for a peaceful, harmonious, health conscience environment? Into holistic health, spiritual / personal growth? This could be your ideal home. Must be mature, easy to get along with, reliable, tidy. No smoking, or blaring TV, $1000/mo utils incl. + $500 deposit. Available Immed. 604-475-0809 ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, $650 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Avail Nov 15 or Dec1, Call 778-846-5275

6602

COQ CTR. Very clean, big 1 BR. Shared laundry. Ns/np. $700/mo incl utils/internet. Avail Dec 1st. Near bus route. 604-464-1085 COQ, MUNDY Park. lrg 2 BR, lower lvl, 5 appl, carport. $995 incl util. Ns/Np, Now. 604-291-2090 COQ, near Lougheed Mall, 3 br main flr house, dw, fp, share wd, $1300+60% utils, ns, no pets, avail Nov. 1, 604-808-4155

Suites/Partial Houses

1 & 2 brdrm sep en suites. $750 util incl, $1000+1/3, free internet, N/S,12ft ceilings, Large windows. Clean, bright. 604-472-0808 1 BDR New PMO 1000sf Bst Ste. view, new appl, sep ent/alm, kit/ liv/din/ldry rooms. NS NP. Furnished. $950+1/3util. 604-715-2832 2 BDRM+DEN, yard level basement suite, washer/dryer, small pets ok, All utilities included. www.Viewit.ca vit# 88368 Call Ashkan, 604-808-1263

POCO 1312 Halifax Ave, Newly reno’d, lrg 3 BR above grnd, sh’d W/D, quiet area, 1200sf, backyrd. $990 + 1/2 utls. 604-552-5958 POCO Brand new g/lvl 1 BR bstm ste, nr bus/schl, new appls, n/s, np, no laundry. Immed or Nov 1. $675 incls utils. 604-537-3600

PT Coq, Southside. 2 BR, upper floor. Full bath, shared w/d. Ns/ np. $850/mo + util. 604-941-7794

S. BBY, Metrotown, 2 BR g/l ste, new home, W/D. $1200 incls utils, avail now. Refs. 604-518-1328

Townhouses Rent

1 1/2 YR old t/h,@ Whitetail Lane, 3 br, 21/2 bath, ss appl, he w/d, extra storage, 7500 sqft amenities club, 1 year lease pref Avail Dec 1st. segeland@teus.net NEW WEST Queens Ave, 2 BR T/H, $935/mo, Immed, N/P, quiet complex, 604 522-4123 POCO 2 BR T/H, $815/mo, quietfamily complex, no pets. Avail Now, Call 604-464-0034

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

• 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, 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

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

NEW WEST Small Cottage ste, ideal for couple, new paint, full bath, n/s, n/p, $725 + utils. no w/d, Avail Now. 604-435-9587

BBY, METROTOWN. 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/np. $925/mo incl hydro/ cbl/’net. Nov 1st. 604-616-7181

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

NEW WEST Lrg 2 BR newly reno’d ste, $875 incl utls. Avail Dec 1. NS/NP. 604-522-6088

6605

CALL 604 723-8215

Shared Accommodation

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, DEER LAKE. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Refs. $950/mo incls utils. 604-298-9149

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Coquitlam

6602

woodland@rentmidwest.com

COQ RANCH Park. 2 BR gr lev, sh’d W/D, alarm. $995 incls utls. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-671-3550 COQ WESTWOOD PLAT 2 BR g/l, view, patio, cds, 1350 sqft, w/d, cbl, alrm, n/s, n/p, $1050 + part utils. Refs. 604-468-6782 COQ WW Plat by IGA. 1 BR, W/D, gas f/p, prkg. Nov 1. $750 incl utils & cbl. NS/NP. 945-7878 MINT TOWNHOUSE, 2 BR, 2 full bath, new fridge & stove, w/d & microwave, f/p, balcony, nr Patterson Skytrain, walking distants to Metrotown & Swangard Stadium, 4155 Saris Rd. Avail now. $1300. Seniors welcome. Please call after 6:00pm 604-833-7030.

N. WEST, Queensborough. 2 BR. N/s. $850/mo incl hydro/cbl. Near Skytrain. Nov 1st. 604-765-7005 NEW HOME, 2 BR, Kingsway & edmonds area, N/s, N/p, immed, $1100 incls util. 604-525-2109

NEW WEST, 6th/16th. 1 BR. Sh’d w/d. $650/mo incl hydro/cbl. Near mall. Nov 1. Ns/np. 604-520-6279 NEW WEST QUEENSBORO 1 BR, n/s, n/p, $650 incls hydro, cbl & w/d, Avail Now. 778-885-1983

6620

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 www.westrockproperty.com

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 chat-lines. Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). BUTTERFLY MASSAGE, Asian lovely girls, 4536 Hastings St, Bby. 10am-1am, 604-299-1514. FREE TO TRY. LOVE * MONEY * LIFE. #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 $3.19 min. 18+ 1-900-783-3800 NOW HIRING


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Alarm/Security

8080

Electrical

8125

Gutters

8160

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

Lawn & Garden

COQUITLAM

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

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

8055

Cleaning

#1 QUALITY Cleaning Service Homes & Business. Senior Disc. Low Rates. 604 724-8998 ★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ Clean to perfection, Honest, Lic & Insured, Free Window Cleaning, Call 778-840-2421 Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★ GOOD RATES! Exc ref. Reliable & immaculate work. 20 years exp. Res/Comm. Call: 604-525-0688

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 • SNOW REMOVAL • Fast Reliable Service

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

MINI-EXCAVATOR: Lot grading and levelling, concrete removal and demolition. 604-306-8599

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

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

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE & ASPHALT

• Removal & Replace • Free Disposal • Free Estimates • Quality Guaranteed • Fully Insured • Commercial / Residential

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567

8073

Drainage

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

8075

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

#1 PRO Gutter & Roof Cleaning Owner operated since 1995. Insured. Mike 785-1206 A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

8130

Handyperson

NEED HELP WITH SOMETHING? CALL ME!

• New Additions • Renovations • General Maintenance • Repairs • Deliveries • Assembly • Need a helping hand? Residential or Commercial Free Est * Insured * Bonded PCO Services 604-406-2006 ★ HANDYMAN★ $30 per hour Call 604-762-6401 PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN For Homes or Businesses. Call Dave at 778-386-3844

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

8155

Landscaping

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

8195

PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

* EXCELLENT PRICES * Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 DVK PAINTING LTD. Fall Special − 20% Off! Ext & Int. Free Est’s. Dave • 604-354-2930 Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

8175

Masonry

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

8205

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

Planning on RENOVATING?

Planning on RENOVATING?

8160

Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

8220

45

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

PLUMBERS

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

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

FREE ESTIMATES

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

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount

604-537-4140

B&Y MOVING

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

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

8240

604-708-8850

COMPLETE HOME RENOS

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

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

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

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

Marc’s Lawn Care ●•●•●

Help protect your yard from Winter. Fall Clean-up & Hedge Trimming Specials. PRE-BOOK for SNOW REMOVAL Ask About Seniors Discount

Marc 604 315-8954

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Check out the specialists in our Service Directory of the Classifieds andHome get started Directory ofonthe Classifieds and get started your project today! on your project today!

To advertise your Home Service Business

To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds Classifieds 604-444-3000 604-444-3000 call

Your first and last call for all your moving needs. Local, Provincial or National www.MontyJsMoving.com Call 604-710-5253

SAME DAY SERVICE

Free Estimates

• Residential and Commercial Lawn Maintenance • Yard Clean-up • Lawn Repairs • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning

Free Est 604-779-6978

ATC LANDSCAPE

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

604-720-2853

www.atclandscape.com

Renovations & Home Improvement

• Kitchens • Bathrooms MONTY J’S MOVING

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Greg 604-818-0165 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”

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

OLMANI DEVELOPMENT Renovations Bathroom/Kitchen Interior/Exterior Home Repair and Additions

★ PAINTING ★

www.olmani.ca

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

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665 or 604-944-8665

8250

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

8250

Roofing

604.376.3192

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. HOME RENOVATIONS

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

Roofing

RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.

Tried & True Since 1902

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

8255

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

Rubbish Removal

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

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

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

ABC TREE MEN Pruning & Shaping Tree Removal Stump Grinding

JJ ROOFING, Repair, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors discount WCB, fully insured. 604-726-6345

604-521-7594 604-817-8899

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

8255

Rubbish Removal

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS All prices at disposalking.com or call 604-306-8599

8335

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938 WINDOW CLEANING Handyman Services Call Del ★ 604-837-2767

AUTOMOTIVE

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309 EZ AUTO Loan BC 24/7 Credit Hotline 1.800.567.6591 Apply Online ezautoloanbc.ca Fast Pre-Approval! No Obligation! NEED A VEHICLE? No Credit? Bad Credit. Cars - Trucks - SUVs. Good credit or bad credit. Guaranteed to Drive. 1-877-734-9242. Apply online www.Joanmasters.ca

9125

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

8240

Plumbing

1 to 3 Men

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

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

“More than just mowing!”

Paving/Seal Coating

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

Laminate & Hardwood

604-841-1855 604-466-9733

Painting/ Wallpaper

#1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 30 yrs exp. Fall Specials. Int/Ext. Call 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Call: 604-240-3344

GET ER’ DONE Flooring & Trim

❏ 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

604-439-9417

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS

Drywall

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

LANDCAPING LTD.

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

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Domestic

2005 FORD FOCUS ZXT, Stn Wgn, auto, 70k, options, blue, $6000 Firm. 604-538-4883

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9145

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1999 DODGE, Dakota, ext. auto, 190kms, new tires, cert. $4450 D9921 Abbots 604-855-6522 2003 FORD RANGER XT, rwd, auto, a/c, 95k, bal of ext warranty, black, canopy, box liner, $6200 or reasonable offer. 604-536-9766

9160

604-761-7175

Scrap Car Removal

Sports & Imports

1998 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, auto, fully equipped, A-1 cond, new brakes, exhaust, Aircared, highway driven $2,850. 604-524-6567

Pays $150 minimum for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

Call 778-316-3217

2003 ACURA TL-S, 3.2L, V6, new trany, dealer serv’d, loaded, 122K, $12,995, 604-220-7095

#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 TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,900. 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


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It is not without a price, that we live in a land that is free. In honour of our brave veterans – for your service, endurance, sacrifice and wisdom that we all too often take for granted. We are humbled by your bravery and inspired by your love of country. With deep appreciation and respect, we thank you. 10-1403

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REVIEW NOVEMBER 2010 Highlights

EVENTS & REMINDERS November 4th

November 24th

November 9th

November 25th

November 10th

December 3rd

Networking AM 7:30 to 9:00 am Small Business of the Year: Galactic Entertainment, Club Aviva, Tutor Doctor, Innovative Fitness, Rocky Point Kayak, Sandpiper Signs, Alliance Printing. (Absent: Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Meridian Westcoast Mortgages, Trophy Centre, Me-N-Ed’s Pizza)

Business of the Year: Fit Foods Ltd., Scotiabank-Coquitlam Centre, VancityPinetree Village, Tri-cities Thrifty Foods, Reliable Parts, Natural Factors Nutritional Products Ltd. (Absent: Attica Equipment, Prairie Naturals)

Governor’s Lunch 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Mayor’s Coffee Talk 8:00 to 9:00 am

November 15th

November Mail-Out Materials due at the Chamber office

November 18th

Annual General Meeting 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Business Leader of the Year: Doug Morneau-Rhino Marketing (accepting is Heather Morneau), Erin Davidson-Austin Heights BIA. (Absent: Layne MagnusonMetro Motors)

Not for Profit of the Year: Share Society, Societe Francophone de Maillardville, Coquitlam Foundation, Place des Arts, Coastal Sound Music Academy, Coquitlam Public Library, Crossroads Hospice Society, Port Moody Ecological Society.

Nominees were honoured at the 10th Annual Business Excellence Awards Nominees’, Luncheon held on Thursday, October 28th.The three finalists in each category will be announced on Friday November 12th. Photos courtesy of Daniela Ciuffa

Stephanie Booth Chamber Chair

Homelessness costs us all. It has a direct financial impact on businesses as it deters customers, damages employee recruitment and retention, harms tourism and discourages companies from setting up offices in areas with a visible homeless population. For the Tri-Cities municipalities, homelessness is a real problem that requires expenditures on security, policing, emergency room

101 Seminar with the Coquitlam RCMP 8:00 to 9:30 am

Tri-Cities Celebration of Ability

December 9th

Christmas Luncheon 2010

SAVE THE DATE! January 29th

10th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala

Full Event and Reminder details on page 3

10th Annual Business Excellence Awards Nominees’ Luncheon

CHAIR’S REPORT

Member Orientation 4:00 to 5:00 pm

visits, upgrades to maintain the safety of staff and property. Businesses (and citizens) cannot realize their full potential while homelessness exists in their areas. While solutions to homelessness exist and efforts are being made by our communities to implement solutions across the region, the problem is growing not reducing. A regional plan to end homelessness will clearly set the goals, objectives, metrics and outcomes for all homelessness initiatives and will provide the proper mechanisms to more effectively address the issue. Without a clear strategy to direct regional efforts to end homelessness, businesses and citizens will continue to be CHAIR’S REPORT continued on page 4

Disability, Employment and the Chamber Two years ago the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, together with Douglas College and POLARIS Employment Services Society, accepted the 10 by 10 Challenge. This provincial government initiative aimed to increase the employment of people with disabilities in BC by 10 percent by 2010. The first thing we did was to invite Susan Scott-Parker, Chief Executive of the UK’s Employers’ Forum on Disability, to speak to local business leaders as to why they should hire people with disabilities. She talked about how employees with disabilities stay in jobs longer and are more safety conscious than regular employees. She also pointed out that Canadians with disabilities have more than $25 billion in buying power, so it behooves businesses to connect with them as employees, as well as customers. Since then, we have held workshops, facilitated discussions on disability issues with local human resource practitioners, and produced a booklet and website on the business case for hiring people with disabilities (www.engageability.ca). DISABILITY continued on page 4

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November Anniversaries 25 Years

BCAA Best Western Chelsea Inn

23 Years

Dr. Lloyd Mah & Associates

20 Years

City of Coquitlam

19 Years

Better Bathrooms Ltd. By Berit Boutique

16 Years

11 Years

Newport Group Chartered Accountants,The Port Coquitlam Bowladrome Ltd.

10 Years

Balance Ability Condor Electric Ltd. Creative Transportation Solutions Ltd. Imperial Self Storage Sante Wage Subsidy Services – North Fraser Division Variety Lawn and Garden Care

Place Des Arts

9 Years

Gregory & Associates Norco Products Ltd. Ranch Park Kids Place Inc. Setterholme Properties Inc. Tri-City Printing Company

8 Years

15 Years

14 Years

Cartunes Sound & Cellular Soon-Kim Chartered Accountant

13 Years

Conservative Party of Canada Phoenix Media Direct Inc. Tri-M Group of Companies Unistrut Building Systems

12 Years

Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Floral Revelry Florist,The Lotrell Products McConnell Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services BC Limited

Me-N-Ed’s Pizza Parlour Port Coquitlam Animal Hospital Skidmore & Co., CGA Calvin Chang Inc., Chartered Accountant Circle Software Canada Inc. (Argus)

7 Years

CanSleep Services Inc. Leaders Insurance Agencies Speedpro Imaging

6 Years

Astro Guard Alarms Vancouver Ltd. Golden Spike Pub and Liquor Store,The Ivers Custom Cycles Ltd. Jim Pattison Hyundai Visual Origin Inc.

5 Years

Erskine Print Management Fab-All Manufacturing Ltd. Suds ‘n’ Scissors Pet Grooming

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Board of Directors 2010 Chair: Stephanie Booth RBC Business Banking 1st Vice Chair: Richard Rainey Richard J.S. Rainey Law Corp 2nd Vice Chair: Davide Fantillo Crest Impressions Inc. 3rd Vice Chair: Jimmy Ho Boulevard Casino Treasurer Trevor Sutherland EPR Past Chair: Barrie Seaton, Royal LePage Showcase Plus Directors: Brad Alden Postmedia Inc., Community Publishing Curt Allison Express Employment Professionals Velvet Cates-Capell Canstar Restorations Peggy Hunt TransLink Rick Pasin Sprott-Shaw Community College Mark Pettie Pettie Insurance & Financial Services Brenda Phillips First Services Hospitality Fred Soofi Pasta Polo Staff: Michael Hind Executive Director Susanna Walden Membership Karen Godden Accounting Jacquelyn Hnat Marketing Ellen Wattam Programs Sabrina Cercle Events and Sales Ivana Primorac Administrative Assistant Matthew Danchuk Marketing Tri-Cities 10 by 10 Challenge

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WELCOME To Our New Members Dan Nou #100B – 3020 Lincoln Avenue Coquitlam T: 604-942-9222 F: 604-942-2260 info@dannouenterprizes.com waww.dannoumarketing.com

3D Sono Image

Elective Medical Imaging (Pregnancy) Alla Boulavkina 3000 Lougheed Highway, Westwood Mall Coquitlam T: 604-468-7999 info@3dsonoimage.com www.3dsonoimage.com

LifeCare Medical

Retail – Sales and Rental of Home Health Care Products Masoud Esma #130 – 3030 Lincoln Avenue Coquitlam T: 604-941-5433 F: 604-941-2383 masoud@lifecare1.ca www.lifecare1.ca

Delectable Gift Baskets Gift Baskets Shelley Wallace Coquitlam T: 778-285-2230 sales@delectablegifts.ca www.delectablegifts.ca

B.D.N. Mechanical Ltd.

Manufacturer / Dealership for Waste Compactors Larey Tokarek #14 – 1760 McLean Avenue Port Coquitlam T: 604-942-6160 F: 604-942-6151 larey@bdnmechanical.com www.bdnmechanical.com

Pacific Sunrise Foods Ltd. Import / Export Yvonne Peck Unit # 329 - 17 Fawcett Road Coquitlam T: 604-777-0889 F: 604-777-0499 ypeck@telus.net www.sashimisushi.com

Genesys Computing

IT Support and Consulting Raj Tailor Port Coquitlam T: 778-230-6541 info@genesyscomputing.net www.genesyscomputing.net

Conwest Developments Ltd.

Commercial / Industrial Land Developers Tony Marinelli #250 – 1311 Kootenay Street Vancouver T: 604-294-5067 F: 604-293-2474 tony.marinelli@conwest.com www.conwest.com

Dan Nou Market Research & Business Development

Market Research & Business Development

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets and Renos Patricia Rowan #12 – 228 Schoolhouse Street Coquitlam T: 604-522-3774 F: 604-522-2770 admin@kitchenideacentre.com www.kitchenideacentre.com

Realtors Rob Maar/Sandra Parsons #102 – 2748 Lougheed Highway Port Coquitlam T: 778-227-9771 F: 604-942-9533 robwesellrealestatebc@telus.net www.wesellrealestatebc.ca

SNAP Coquitlam

Community Newspaper Lisa Landry P.O. Box 64510, Coquitlam T: 778-389-6671 info@snapcoquitlam.com www.snapcoquitlam.com

Tidbits of Port Coquitlam - Daryl Aikin Entertainment

The Robertson Family’s Kitchen Idea Centre Ltd.

The HomePro Team – Re/max Sabre Realty

Sherwin-Williams Paints

Paint Retail Sales Will Dugger 2566 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam T: 604-941-3087 F: 604-941-3082 sw8730@sherwin.com www.sherwin.com

Weekly Entertainment Newspaper Daryl Aikin P.O. Box 401 Maple Ridge T: 778-895-7795 darylaikin@shaw.ca www.tidbitsportcoquitlam.ca

The Vancouver Golf Club

Golf Course Chris Hugill 771 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam T: 604-936-3404 F: 604-936-4653 chugill@vancouvergolfclub.com www.vancouvergolfclub.com

2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS BIO Director

and The Record in New Westminster. Additionally he is responsible for a regional classified call centre and centralized production facility which serve other Metro Vancouver markets.

Brad Alden

Postmedia Inc., Community Publishing Brad Alden is Regional Publisher for Postmedia Community Publishing; responsible for their newspaper and distribution operations in Coquitlam, Burnaby and New Westminster. This includes The NOW in the Tri-Cities, the Burnaby NOW

Alden has been in the newspaper business since 1988. Previously he held various owner-operator, franchise owner and senior operating partner roles with Keg Restaurants in both Canada and the U.S.

Alden is currently a director of the Burnaby Board of Trade and Tourism Burnaby, and is a former director of numerous associations and foundations including the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association, the Canadian Community Newspaper Association, the Fraser River Discovery Centre Foundation and the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

He was recognized in 2005 as Burnaby’s Business Person of the Year at the Burnaby Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards. publisher@burnabynow.com

He served as past-chair of the

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Burnaby Board of Trade, Burnaby Board of Trade Board of Governors, BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association and the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion Foundation.

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D. Kwasnicky & Associates Inc. Trustee In Bankruptcy

211-3030 Lincoln Ave., Coquitlam • 9912 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby (By Appointment )

604.464.7272 www.dkabc.ca

Suter Brook Village 9-201 Morrissey Rd Port Moody 604-461-5287 www.aurifex.ca

LET US HELP YOUR BUSINESS Wayne Tanaka CA, CFP

www.vortechs.ca

Affordable Through intelligent system design

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Vortechs Electronics Design Ltd.

Est. 1993

604.519.0800

NOW OPEN

At the Oxford Connector (Near Visions)

We’ve relocated to1970 Oxford Connector in Port Coquitlam (near Visions)

Still Accepting Xmas bookings. Great spots in December still available (groups up to 100 people) Call to book your date today.

• Auditing & Accounting • Business Consulting • Corporate & Personal Income Tax

Barkman Tanaka

Chartered Accountants Adjacent to the Lougheed Mall #225-9600 Cameron Street Burnaby, BC

Call 604.421.2591

We are here now

Tri-City Paint & Decorating Centre Proudly Serving your Neighbourhood Since 1992

604-464-6162

The Colour Experts

Check out our menu and hours at www.hogans.ca 50 QUEEN STREET PORT MOODY (Next to Starbucks)

T. 604.939.8688


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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

604.464.2716

UPCOMING November 4th Networking AM

Meet other Chamber members, make new contacts and expand your business network all while enjoying your morning breakfast. Thursday, November 4th Check in - 7:15 am Breakfast – 7:30 to 9:00 am PoCo Inn & Suites 1545 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam Price includes breakfast and HST: Cost: Members: $20 Future Members: $24 Sponsored by: John Wolff, BA CMA CFP EPC Financial Consultant – Investors Group Chamber Member of the Year

November 9th Governor’s Lunch

A casual, interactive affair, scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month that entails discussion guided by an agenda with one of the governors facilitating. November Host: Brian Kaminski Space is limited to ten participants: Must be a Chamber Member to attend. Tuesday, November 9th, 12:00 to 1:30 pm Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Cost: Free to members, RSVP required Complimentary parking

November 10th

Mayor’s Coffee Talk

Join Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart for boardroom level discussions of burning issues as they relate to your business in Coquitlam.

REVIEW NOVEMBER

EVENTS • November, 2010 (Mayor’s Coffee talk continued) Wednesday, November 10th, 12:00 to 1:30 pm Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Cost: Free to members, RSVP required Complimentary parking

November 18th

Tri-Cities Chamber Annual General Meeting 2010

Be an active part of your Chamber of Commerce at the Annual General Meeting. Cast your vote for the new Board of Directors and get an overview of the year ahead for the Chamber. Special Guest Speaker: Craig Wright, Chief Economist at RBC – Presentation followed by a Q & A period. Early Bird Special! Register to attend our AGM before November 10th and your name will be entered for a chance to win $150 Gift Certificate for the Coquitlam Centre. Thursday, November 18th, Registration –10:30 am, Event –11:00 am to 1:30 pm The Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 405 North Road, Coquitlam Cost: Members $35 Future Members $50 (prices do not include HST) Sponsored by:

November 24th Member Orientation

Join us at our office as we review what’s included in your membership, the many programs available to you as a Chamber

(Member Orientation continued) member and how your Chamber membership can benefit your business. Wednesday, November 24th, 4:00 to 5:00 pm Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Cost: Free to members, RSVP required

(Celebration of Ability continued) Price: Free – Registration is required to attend Sponsored by: TD With support from: Ted Kuntz, Real Canadian Superstore & Allegra Print & Imaging (PoCo) and Pasta Polo

November 25th

‘Tis the season for merriment! Join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer. There will be a delicious meal, silent auction and “Wall of Wine”, and even Santa will be there!

101 Seminar – with the Coquitlam RCMP

Hosted by Constable Matthew Berinbaum, this presentation will focus on a variety of topics of interest including: • a presentation on counterfeit Canadian and American money • a briefing about lower mainland fraud crimes and how small businesses are affected, and more Attendance is for Chamber members only: space is limited. Light refreshments served. Thursday, November 25th, 8:00 to 9:30 am Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Cost: $5 (HST included) RSVP required

December 3rd

December 9th

Christmas Luncheon 2010

Thursday, December 9th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam Cost: Members $40 Future Members: $50 Table of 10 $370 Youth Members$30 (all prices plus HST) Sponsored by:

SAVE THE DATE! January 29th

10th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala

Three locations to serve you:

Registration Information: Pre-registration and advanced payment is required for all events. 48 hour cancellation notice required. For more information or to register on-line for an event, see our website www. tricitieschamber.com or contact the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce; T. 604.464.2716 F. 604.464.6796 M. 1209 PinetreeWay, Coquitlam info@tricitieschamber.com www.tricitieschamber.com

Partnership and Promotional Opportunities Available! Contact the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made in our local community, with a focus on the employment achievements and community leadership. Friday, December 3rd Check in - 11:30 am, Lunch –12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Evergreen Cultural Centre 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Tax Returns Corporate & Personal Representation Tax Audits & Appeals Accounting Software Training

It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of Ross Kierstead asVice President of our three centres. Business Centre Solutions has added a third centre this year and we hope to provide the best business centre environment to assist our clients. This goal will be reached with the addition of Ross’ extensive skills and talents.

Jim Pearcy, CGA

7th Floor POCO Place 710 – 2755 Lougheed Port Coquitlam, BC 1 blk from Coq. Centre

Tax Planning & Advice Voluntary Disclosures Bookkeeping

604-464 8001 jim@pearcyco.com

See website for more info: www.pearcyco.com

Ross Kierstead

B.Comm, B. Ec., B. Sc. Eng, M Comp

HEADQUARTERS OFFICE SERVICES INC. 211-3030 Lincoln Avenue, Coquitlam 604.942.6322 BUSINESS CENTRE SOLUTIONS at LAKE CITY 501-3292 Production Way, Burnaby 604.415.4788 NORTH ROAD OFFICE SERVICES LTD. 9912 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby 604.420.6322

www.businesscentresolutions.com

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Tri-Cities Celebration of Ability

J. Pearcy & Company Ltd. CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANT

Irene Barr President

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Coquitlam. Diverse, Natural, Connected. Visit www.coquitlam.ca for more information on economic development opportunities in Coquitlam or call 604-927-3442.

www.coquitlam.ca



Coquitlam Now November 3 2010