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Remembering a veteran and a friend PoCo resident honours Frank Whitford, a local veteran who died earlier this year

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n important anniversary was observed this past May in the Netherlands and in some quarters of Canada. The Dutch well remember that “sweetest spring” 65 years ago in 1945 when they were liberated, mainly by Canadians, from five long and brutal years of Nazi occupation. More than 7,600 Canadian soldiers were killed in the Netherlands, with more than 1,300 dead in the last six weeks of the war. It would be understatement to suggest that the Dutch remember those days and the dear price paid by Canadians for their liberation. Reverence by the Dutch for the Canadians, who came from so far away to restore freedom and asked for nothing in return, remains strong to this day despite the passage of time and the succession of generations. Perhaps only those who know what it is like to have their freedom taken away and then restored can appreciate the magnitude of the liberation in 1945. That is why after more than six decades the Dutch remain grateful and honouring of Canadian veterans. That is why NOW file photo younger generations of Canadians who John Goheen, left, became close friends with PoCo veteran Frank Whitford and writes that for him, visit today are treated with special care. Whitford’s death earlier this year was the end of an era. The ranks of the veterans, now in their mid-80s and beyond, diminishes with isions. The parade snaked through the people-packed Before the parade, the veterans assembled and each passing year, but as the Dutch will tell you, streets for hours; it simply took that long to get formed up in their old units awaiting their turn to “We never forget.” through. The atmosphere was euphoric, and I recall “march on.” Frank made his way through the cheerThe Dutch commemorate their liberation every thinking then that I was witnessing something that ing mob and various parade elements to find the May 4. The largest celebrations occurred on the would never be, could never be, seen again. 5th Division assembly area. The division — once 50th and 60th anniversaries, but are also significant Some scenes etched in my memory include mothknown as “Hoffmeister’s Mighty Maroon Machine” during each five-year interval. Canadians at home ers literally handing their babies over to the veterans in recognition of their wartime commander, Maj.are mere observers to the spectacle that occurs on just so that their child could have the honour of Gen. Hoffmeister, and the formation’s maroon-colthese occasions in the Netherlands being held by a liberator. Trays of oured uniform patch — was the last to march in when, seemingly, the entire nation beer eagerly passed over the heads the parade. Frank later told me how he approached “welcomes again” the Canadian vetof the spectators into the hands of a group of 5th Division veterans somewhere at erans. The grandest event of all was “There he was, the marching Canadians. Two young the front and asked, “Who is in charge of this outin 1995, on the occasion of the 50th women, in their 20s, putting their fit?” When nobody came forth, Frank decisively ramrod straight, anniversary of the liberation when arms around the old soldiers as they announced, “OK, you guys, fall in behind me.” medals gleaming, his passed and planting some heartfelt more than 10,000 Canadian veterans And so that is how my friend Frank came to lead parade commander’s kisses on the old boys, which, I am returned. the entire 5th Division through Apeldoorn that In cities and towns across the magical day. Of course, I did not know this until stick under his arm.” certain, recalled episodes 50 years Netherlands, “Welcome Again” combefore. I watched the event live on television. There he mittees ensured that every veteran There among the veterans was my was, ramrod straight, medals gleaming, his parade would be looked after. The returnold friend Frank. A Bren Gunner in commander’s stick under his arm leading hundreds John Goheen ing liberators were treated like of his old comrades. Later, I asked him just how he Remembering Frank Whitford the Westminster Regiment, Frank kings. Most of the old soldiers were Whitford was not even 20 years old happened to have his parade stick with him. “You “adopted” by Dutch families and and had been in combat for almost never know when you might need to lead a parade,” invited into their homes to stay for a year in the Italian campaign, when was his reply, said through grinning lips. If you the duration of their visit. A week of commemorative his regiment, along with all the Canadians fighting knew him, that comment and smile were pure Frank events culminated with one of the most magnificent in Italy, were moved to the Netherlands in March indeed. televised spectacles I have ever witnessed. 1945. Frank spent the next several weeks, usually Not all aspects of Frank’s visits to Holland were Those 10,000 veterans gathered in the town of cold and wet, fighting in the last actions of the war. so celebratory. About a half-hour drive east of Apeldoorn for a parade. With a regular population of While always very proud of his service in Italy, Frank Apeldoorn is Holten Canadian War Cemetery. The just over 150,000, the streets swelled with an estiexperienced, and never forgot, the gratitude extendcemetery, situated in the middle of a forest, contains mated 300,000 cheering Dutch. They all came to see ed by the Dutch in those last weeks of the war. 1,382 burials, almost all Canadian. William “Bill” the liberators again. What began as a parade soon That is why he returned to the Netherlands to Macdonald is one of those burials; he was killed in resembled more of a love-in, as it was hard to separattend the 40th and 45th anniversaries and would the last two weeks of the war when a shell hit the ate spectator from veteran. later attend the 55th and 60th commemorations, turret of the tank he was commanding. Bill and The old soldiers were organized into their old divbut, I know on that special 50th anniversary day in Frank were friends from Canada. isions, with the 1st Division in the lead, followed by Apeldoorn in May 1995, my friend Frank experienced the 2nd, 3rd, 4th Armoured and 5th Armoured div CONTINUED ON PAGE 8, see ‘I GOT TO COME HOME.’ his finest hour.

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new appreciation for Canadian comforts. “The lifestyle is definitely different than it is here, and it makes you definitely more appreciative of what you have in Canada. It’s just the basic needs like kids having proper schools set up. The first time we were there, the [Canadian Forces] basically assisted in setting up school desks for them to sit in while they were attending school. Before, they just squatted on the ground,” said Pau, a UBC biochemistry grad. “That’s the kind of difference I don’t think the general Canadian population understands. We are making those differences. We are going in there and assisting in development of schools and local communities and workplaces for them.” Like Pau, Corp. Justin Litzenberger was taken aback by the differences between life in Canada and life in Kandahar. “It’s just a 180 — the poverty and the hatred that resides in the culture over there, the hatred from the Taliban,” said the 22-year-old Port Coquitlam man. “It really puts things in perspective.” Litzenberger said he always knew he wanted to join the Canadian Forces, right from the time he was eight years old. However, Remembrance Day now holds a new significance after he served in Afghanistan on a team to protect Canadian vehicle convoys. “There are members I went over there with — not necessarily people I knew but people who were part of my organization — and then they didn’t come back,” said the Terry Fox Secondary grad. “I know for me, I don’t consider myself in the same category as those in the First and Second World War. I was [in Afghanistan] for about seven months. I think in a lot of ways, it probably wasn’t as bad in terms of length and intensity of what I had to go through. It wasn’t

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Warrant Officer Ellick Pau, seen here serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, is now posted in Wainwright, Alta. He has also served in Bosnia. fun, but I don’t think it was anything compared to what my predecessors went through. “I’m a lot more laid back now. I don’t stress the small things too much … I remember that people have and people continue to take part in something that’s bigger than themselves.” Capt. Cynthia Larue also felt her priorities shift when she returned to Port Moody after eight months in Kandahar. “Life over there is so different from what we experience here every day. It’s a big eye-opener about life in general and just the fact that we have a lot of good things here that we don’t necessarily appreciate,” she said. “So you come back and you’re just a lot more grateful for everything that we have here,

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like the freedom and the ability to go out without wearing a gun or without being scared that a bomb will fall on your head.” In Afghanistan, 34-year-old Larue worked as a public affairs officer for the Canadian Forces. She would host reporters at the provincial reconstruction team camp in Kandahar, where she organized interviews with Afghans and Canadian soldiers. “There was no real routine … It’s still war, so some days we had explosions and some days we had deaths,” she said. “So if you had planned something and you lose a soldier, of course that takes priority.” Those lost lives will remain on Larue’s mind at this year’s Remembrance Day services.

“I will go to the Port Moody parade and I’ll think about people that we lost while I was there. It’s for them that I’m going. Right now, it’s just very close to home. We lost eight on my tour,” she said. “Of course as a public affairs officer, this is something that you deal with very closely because when we lose someone, I’m the one that writes the speech for the general, the speech that is read on TV. “So that means as soon as we get the news that someone didn’t make it, my job is to collect personal information about that soldier to try to write something that will honour the person … It’s difficult, but you go through it together.” Nonetheless, Larue believes Canadian troops are making a positive impact in Afghanistan. “How do you define winning? It’s a tricky question. Having been there on the ground, I know that we are making a difference in people’s lives there. It’s small scale and it takes time,” she said. “We bring stability in Kandahar and we help rebuild buildings, but it only takes a minute to destroy it. This is why success is very hard to measure.” At the same time, public awareness seems to be shifting. “I think that the war in Afghanistan changed a lot of things in people’s minds in Canada. When we first embarked on that journey in Afghanistan, I think most Canadians thought we were there as peacekeepers. “This is just my personal opinion. I don’t pretend to know it all. Of course, we’ve lost a lot of people and you see it in the population,” she said. “A lot of people are actually wearing the ‘support our troops’ sign. It’s a lot more present now. Unfortunately, it came with a cost.” To date, more than 150 Canadian soldiers have died while serving in Afghanistan.


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Why do we wear the poppy?

n Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row … Thanks to the poem by Canadian Lt.-Col. John McCrae, most folks know poppies grow in Flanders fields in Belgium and northern France. Many Canadians soldiers lost their lives there in the First World War. It’s a lesson Canadian children learn in school in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day. But part of the lesson is often left out: why we buy poppies, and where the money goes. The money we pay for poppies sold by legion members, cadets, Scouts and community volunteers who spend endless hours around town in the cold days leading up to Remembrance Day goes to help veterans of wars Canada has fought in. A large part of the money raised in the community stays in the community. None of the money is allowed to be used for legion overhead, for example, for salaries, maintenance or repair to buildings. The money is donated to local charities first, and then to provincial and global charities. In our communities, the money is used to support veterans, sometimes those who are struggling financially, or sometimes just for an appreciation dinner. In the past, money has been used to pay for counselling for soldiers who have post-traumatic stress disorder. Canada still has veterans from the Second World War, the Korean War, the Gulf War and the current war in Afghanistan, as well as from peacekeeping missions around the world. Remember when you are out and about today and tomorrow: stop and chat with the people selling poppies, and even if you already have a poppy, throw in a toonie or more to help the veterans in our community stay active and healthy.


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Who will take over from Campbell?

ing the Liberal party had not chosen a date for a t was one of those dramatic game-changing leadership vote. If the vote doesn’t take place until moves that turns a political scene on its ear. And February or later (which is quite conceivable), it will that’s exactly what Premier Gordon Campbell’s mean Campbell will determine what’s in the next stunning resignation has done — but while he’s budget and the government’s legislative agenda for clarified his personal future, his decision has raised the coming session. more questions than it answers. This is bad news for whoever succeeds him in So I’ll try to answer a few of them. the job. Poll after poll shows voters don’t like what 1. What prompted the sudden resignation? they’re getting from this government, so more of Few people expected Campbell to seek re-electhe same from the guy who is a self-protion in 2013, but I think most observers fessed lightning rod is simply going to thought he’d try to stick around until further cement that unhappiness. after next fall’s HST referendum. But, as And that leads to the next question: I pointed out in last week’s column, his 3. Should leadership candidates try to Hail Mary pass (that provincewide teleleave the impression they are actually vision address) fell flat with the public. running against their former leader? His weakened standing with his own This is not unheard of (Bill Vander caucus was revealed when he did not Zalm did it in 1986). And if the next discipline Energy Minister Bill Bennett View From leader of the Liberals wants to get back and there were emerging signs more in the good graces of the voters, he or MLAs were going to speak out against The Ledge she must appear to be markedly differhis leadership. (Of course, history shows Keith Baldrey ent from Campbell, at least in terms of caucus members can talk a good game certain policies. but fail to deliver on promised action.) I don’t expect any candidates to say they will Nevertheless, Campbell saw where this was all headed: a potentially ugly, divisive battle in which he repeal the HST, but don’t be surprised if at least one of them promises to shave a point or two off the tax would be portrayed as being forced out of office. So within a couple of years, or perhaps even moves up he launched a pre-emptive strike and left before he the date of the HST referendum. was pushed out. I also think there’s a chance at least one candiBut he’s not quite gone, which raises this quesdate will promise to raise the minimum wage, and tion: perhaps even slow the growth of the carbon tax. 2. Will Campbell try to be an activist premier, Campbell would be against all these actions, but the even if he is now a lame-duck one? candidates must realize they have to pay attention to Campbell says he’ll stick around until a successor the voters, not their outgoing boss. is chosen and at the time of this column’s writ-

4. What does all this mean for Carole James and the NDP? The timing of Campbell’s decision has dealt an unexpected and potentially crippling blow to James’s leadership. If Campbell had remained in office until next fall, James would have found it much, much easier to stare down any internal revolt as well as the vote at the party’s convention on whether or not to hold a leadership convention. But with Campbell gone, there is a good possibility the Liberals will begin to rise in the polls. I don’t think they’ll surpass the NDP in the polls anytime soon, but even closing the gap to make it appear that the next election will be competitive will cause a lot of New Democrats to go into panic mode. And that could be bad news for James. She keeps saying she never expected Campbell to run in 2013, but his decision to quit early has upset the timetable of her ongoing campaign to hang on to her job and stare down her detractors. 5. Will the next election actually be in 2013? This is by no means a lock. Yes, the date is established in legislation, but a new Liberal leader could easily move the date up, using the argument he or she needs a mandate from the voters. 6. Who will win the leadership race to succeed Gordon Campbell? Ask me later.

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


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People who boycott ceremonies on Remembrance Day are way off base


have entirely the wrong idea of what here are all sorts of sayings that Remembrance Day is all about. purport to deep-link our personalWe’re talking about people refusing ities to the people with whom we to go out and honour our veterans on choose to socialize. ideological grounds. (I think that’s why “You can tell a man by the company the first part of “ideological” sounds he keeps,” goes one such old saw. exactly like “idiot.”) But I’m here to tell you that birds And it’s not just a couple of distant flocking together aren’t always “of a acquaintances. When I discovered that feather.” there were such silly people within my Indeed, I was quite surprised to circle of friends, I got antsy. learn just the other day How many of the people that I have friends who I hang out with might be boycott — actually boycott equally foolish? — Remembrance Day cereSo I asked. And was surmonies. Bob Groeneveld prised. We’re not talking about No, astonished. people who prefer to go For years, in some cases, off quietly somewhere and people I thought I knew well have contemplate on their own the sacrifices considered Remembrance Day to be of people who helped to create the relaan exercise in support of the death and tively benign world that most of us are able to enjoy — in some cases an ances- destruction of war. They feel that going to a tor or a family member they never met. Remembrance Day ceremony is a demWe’re not talking about people who onstration of support for politicians are too lazy — or maybe just too overwho use the excuse of “leadership” to worked and exhausted — to get up in stay safe at home while unthinkingly time for 11 a.m. Remembrance Day ceremonies at the nearest legion branch making decisions that send young men and women — our sons and our daughor cenotaph or grave-site memorial. ters, our husbands and wives and fathHeck, we’re not even talking about ers and mothers — into harm’s way on people who would rather shoot a round their behalf. of golf than take some time to join with I hope no politicians are stupid others around them and think about enough to believe they have my support what has been gained — and especially when I watch the dwindling ranks of what has been lost — through war. Second World War veterans marching We’re talking about people who just

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on the cenotaph, and I try to imagine how much more solid their bodies must have been when they were children marching into war — and when I think of how the excitement in their eyes has been replaced by wisdom in the intervening years. I hope no politicians are stupid enough to believe they have my support when the roll is called — and my breath catches in my throat at the response, “They do not answer, sir!” I hope no politicians are stupid enough to believe they have my support when I stand with my head bowed on Thursday morning, thinking about all the people I’ve never met, all the men who met bullets instead of future wives, the soldiers who drowned in mud or watched the light fade from dear friends’ eyes. I hope no politicians are truly stupid enough to believe they have my support when I head back home, thinking about how lucky I am that my mother and father survived what they survived. I’m lucky in that all I have to remember on Remembrance Day are the stories of those who have had too much to remember. And I promise not to forget. Bob Groeneveld is editor of The NOW’s sister papers in Langley and Maple Ridge.


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What’s the point of bylaws if they’re not enforced? I recently attempted to walk my small breed puppy through the Coquitlam River trail. As a responsible owner, my dog was leashed and poop bags were handy. As soon as we entered the trail, my dog was jumped from behind by a rather large lab who was off-leash. The owner said To The nothing and halfheartedly called the dog back to her. As I continued our walk, we were approached by three other off-leash dogs that all ran towards us while my small pup cowered (as I did, as I don’t care to have dogs jump and circle me, especially larger ones). As we were leaving the trail, another two dogs “greeted” us and, upon seeing my dog leashed, the owner asked whether my dog got along with others. When I answered that he did, but we were not in an off-leash area, I was told in no uncertain terms that she had every right to have her dog loose and that I was the one with a problem. There were many young children walking on the trails with their parents, and I even warned one mom about to enter that

there were large dogs loose. She promptly thanked me and turned away from being able to have a lovely walk with her child as she was frightened of dogs. Why is it that because of some ignorant dog owners who feel that the dog leash bylaws are not meant to be followed, so many walkers have to either avoid the trails or walk in fear? Just who are these beautiful settings supposed to be for? During a photo shoot during grad with my daughter Editor and her friends at Lafarge Lake, four loose dogs ran to us and one jumped all over my daughter’s gown with wet, muddy paws. An “Oops. Sorry,” from the owner doesn’t really help get the mud out does it? I realize that it would be difficult for officers to actually spend a few hours sitting on the trails or at the lake, but how else do we enforce these rules? Do we have bylaws or not? I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way, yet what can we do? Seriously, what is it that I am supposed to do when I want to take advantage of a bit of sunshine and go for a walk? Brenda Hole Coquitlam



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“I feel great, actually. It feels good. It’s a way, too, that I forced myself into getting stronger. So it’s a win-win situation,” the art teacher said. “The kids get a kick out of it. They’ll count along. A couple kids take out their phones and take pictures. I keep my total on the board in their classroom.” Since Moody became a middle school about 13 years ago, students and staff have raised more than $250,000 for cancer research, Keeler added. “It’s definitely one of the top schools in B.C., and Canada, for that matter. It’s been a really important part of our school and certainly there’s a lot of motivation,” he said. “You do whatever you can to motivate your class, to get out there and to try to raise money for a good cause. This year, it was just my way again of trying to do something to contribute. It’s a contribution to a good cause.”

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Left: Works by members of the Port Moody-based Blackberry Artists’ Society are featured in a month-long display at the Port Moody Public Library. Above: PoCo native Kwong Kok Heung and his band A Fish Called Piranha will play Vancouver’s Cellar Friday. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Blackberry artists display works at library


embers of the Port Moody-based Blackberry Artists’ Society are being featured in a month-long display at the Port Moody Public Library. Society members Vicki Allesia, James Mah, Tracy Riddell, Sarah Ronald and Valerie Simons will be featured in the exhibit, which comes a month before the society’s signature Christmas Marketplace show at the Port Moody Arts Centre. For more info on the group, see

Art Focus show this weekend

Paintings, sketchwork, photography and more will be offered up this weekend as part of the 16th annual Art Focus Annual Fall Show and Sale in Port Coquitlam. Featuring the works of 28 member artists, the three-day event kicks off Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Outlet in PoCo’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village. Cartoonist Libbi Alcock will be one of the featured artists, and her work can be seen at The fall show and sale continues on both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Piranha invades Vancouver

PoCo native Kwong Kok Heung and his band A Fish Called Piranha will ride their wave of recent success to Vancouver’s Cellar on Friday,

Nov. 12. Having turned heads at MuchMusic and on Sirius satellite radio, the band’s Friday show will be in support of their most recent release, The Year Of The Fish. Doors open at 9 p.m., and The Cellar is located at 1006 Granville St. See for more info.

Mister Mann plays Evergreen

Known for his time in the seminal group Spirit of the West, John Mann will bring his flair for rootsy art rock to Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on Saturday, Nov. John 13. Now performing as a solo act under the moniker Mister Mann, the Vancouver-based songwriter will be promoting his latest solo effort, December Looms. Joining Mann will be Kim Barlow, a Yukonbased artist who dabbles in guitar, banjo and cello. Doors for Saturday’s show open at 7 p.m., while the performances get underway at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price between $20 and $38. For more information, see www.evergreen

versations about the world around you. That’s the premise behind Coquitlam’s inaugural Pecha Kucha night, an event billed around exchanging ideas that fuel the creative process. The Japanese term for “chit-chat,” Pecha Kucha involves presenters showing 20 different slides for 20 seconds apiece to stimulate conversations around creativity. Organized by the local arts group ArtsConnect, the evening’s events are set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre. For tickets or more information, Kurucz see coquitlam.

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Tri-Cities artists at Circle Craft

Vancouver’s 37th annual Circle Craft Christmas Market will feature some Tri-Cities flair next week. The yearly artisan showcase will include works from Coquitlam’s Running Dog Woodworking and Designed 4 Kids, on top of group shows courtesy of students from Gleneagle and Riverside secondary schools. The show will include more than 260 other artists presenting their wares, and the fiveday event runs from Wednesday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 21 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. For more info, see

Belcarra art show Nov. 20

This year’s rendition of the Belcarra art show is set for Saturday, Nov. 20. Covering off on paintings, photography, 3D art, wood turning, pottery, stained glass, fabric art and jewelry, the participating artists range in age from those in their early teens to seniors. The fourth annual show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Belcarra Village Hall, located at 4084 Bedwell Bay Rd.

Wallflowers and Beyond schedule group exhibit

The Port Coquitlam-based arts studio Wallflowers and Beyond will kick off its Christmas Group Show with a bang. Slated to open Saturday, Nov. 20, the show will feature an opening night performance by famed jazz trumpeter Ed Lewis, who has taught at New York City’s Juilliard School of Music and performed with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. Running through Jan. 3, the show will feature paintings, clayworks, weavings, jewelry and more by artists from across the West Coast. The Nov. 20 opening is slated to run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the gallery, located at 106-1320 Kingsway Ave. For more info, see www.wallflowersand


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What should Canadians remember? F

ormal records tell us about the size and strength of armies, military strategy, and the outcome of battles. Such information is vital, yet to fully appreciate military history we must try to understand the human face of war. Loss of comrades, extreme living conditions, intense training, fear, as well as mental, spiritual and physical hardship helps illuminate what the individual sailor, soldier and airman experienced in battle.

First World War (1914 to 1918)

In the First World War, the Canadians’ first major battle occurred at Ypres, Belgium, on April 22, 1915, where the Germans used poison gas. As approximately 150 tonnes of chlorine gas drifted over the trenches, Canadian troops held their line and stopped the German advance in spite of enormous casualties. Within 48 hours at Ypres and St. Julien, a third of the Canadians were killed. One of those who survived described the aftermath of a dreaded gas attack: “The room was filled with dying and badly wounded men; trampled straw and dirty dressings lay about in pools of blood. The air, rank with the fumes of gas, was thick with the dust of flying plaster and broken brick, and stifling with the smoke from the burning thatch.”

Using outdated 19th century military strategy, Allied generals believed that sending wave after wave of infantry would eventually overwhelm the enemy. Soaring casualty rates proved that soldiers attacking with rifles and bayonets were no match for German machine guns. Each side dug in and soon the Western Front became a patchwork of trenches in France and Belgium stretching from Switzerland to the North Sea. In April of 1917, Canadians helped turn the tide of battle when they won a major victory at Vimy Ridge. This triumph came at high cost: more than 10,000 casualties in six days. Even with this victory, the war continued for more than a year. Finally, on Nov. 11, 1918, the armistice was signed and the Canadians took part in the triumphant entry into Mons, Belgium. Throughout this conflict, Canadians proved that they could pull their weight, and by this effort, Canada earned a new place among the nations of the world.

Second World War (1939 to 1945)

During the Second World War, Canadians fought valiantly on battlefronts around the world. More than one million men and women enlisted in the navy, the army and the air force. They were prepared to face any ordeal for the sake of freedom. When the war was over, more than 42,000 had given their lives.

On the home front as well, Canadians were active as munitions workers, civil defence workers, members of voluntary service organizations and ordinary citizens doing their part for the war effort. In December 1941, Canadians were participants in the unsuccessful defence of Hong Kong against the Japanese; 493 soldiers were wounded and 557 were killed in battle or at the hands of the Japanese as prisoners of war (POWs). The situation faced by the Canadian POWs was horrible; they laboured long hours and were given very little to eat. The daily diet was rice — a handful for each prisoner. Occasionally, a concoction of scavenged potato peelings, carrot tops and buttercups was brewed. The effect was obvious. Sidney Skelton watched the 900-calorie-a-day diet shrink his body from 145 to 89 pounds. And whenever a group of prisoners could bribe a guard into giving them a piece of bread, they used a ruler to ensure everyone got an equal share. Canadians played a leading role on the European front. On Aug. 19, 1942, Canadians attacked the French port of Dieppe. Canadians made up almost 90 per cent of the assault force. The raid was a disaster. Out of a force of 4,963 Canadians, 3,367 were killed, wounded or became POWs. Lucien Dumais was there and described the beach upon landing: “The beach was a shambles, and a lot of our men from the second wave were  CONTINUED ON PAGE 16, see CANADA.




We will always remember the bravery and sacrifices of the men and women of Canada’s Armed Forces.

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Wear a poppy to remember Each November, poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s entire population. Since 1921, the poppy has stood as a symbol of remembrance, the visual pledge to never forget all those Canadians who have fallen in war and military operations. According to the Royal Canadian Legion, the poppy also stands internationally as a “symbol of collective reminiscence,” as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This significance of the poppy can be traced to international origins. The association of the poppy to those who had been killed in war has existed since the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century, more than 110 years before being adopted in Canada. There exists a record from that time of how thickly poppies grew over the graves of soldiers

in the area of Flanders, France. This early connection between the poppy and battlefield deaths described how fields that were barren before the battles exploded with the blood-red flowers after the fighting ended. Just prior to the First World War, few poppies grew in Flanders. During the tremendous bombardments of that war, the chalk soils became rich in lime from rubble, allowing “popaver rhoes” to thrive. When the war ended, the lime was quickly absorbed and the poppy began to disappear again. The person who was responsible more than any other for the adoption of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance in Canada and the Commonwealth was Lt.-Col. John McCrae, a Canadian medical officer during the First World War. — Article courtesy Royal Canadian Legion,


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he first road sign we see when departing the airport at Montego Bay outlines the number of traffic fatalities in Jamaica over the last five years. By my quick calculations, it works out to a horrifying one per day. We are driving on the left side of the road as we wheel into the first roundabout, horns honking and driver muttering. I tighten my seatbelt for our rather harrowing shuttle to Breezes Trelawny Resort on the island’s north shore. Jamaicans seem to drive either too slow or too fast. And, with one middle passing lane shared by vehicles driving in either direction, drivers seemingly enjoy playing a nervy game of chicken. My 12-year-old boy and I are off on a father-and-son getaway. No wife and no sisters, just a little bit of bonding, man to man. We do arrive safely at our all-inclusive resort and, after the drive, I’m more than ready for the Red Stripe beer I’m offered by Winchester as I exit our van. The personable valet bumps fists with my son, offers the phrase “Respect, mon,” and delivers to him a fancy tropical fruit drink. The island of Jamaica is the very essence of cool. It’s the perfect sun destination for the family, and the birthplace of Bob Marley and the character James Bond. The locals are inviting, contagiously funny, laid back, friendly and very hip, even when they are trying to sell you carved mahogany trinkets or, on one occasion when we took a stroll off resort property, a little bit of ganga. What is important to a 12-year-old boy on vacation? Well, an all-you-can-eat buffet tops the list. Who knew that a plastic band around your wrist would allow for such extravagance? Besides the abundant food, sunshine helps the youngster forget winter at home. Tempered by gentle trade winds, Jamaica averages more than 250 sunny days a year. To keep the youngster busy, the resort allows for an outdoor game of shuffle board, basketball or mini golf, offers indoor pool tables and a games room, and the opportunity to play billiards in the pool, glide down waterslides or belly up to a poolside bar for a virgin margarita. Guests can take an introduction to scuba course and, if they like heights, a circus troupe oversees trapeze lessons or they can clamber up the rock climbing wall. On the ocean, snorkelling from a dive boat on the fertile reef fringing the island’s north coast is included.

The Gulf Stream’s caress keeps the water temperature pleasantly warm and nurtures the abundant marine life. We caught sight of a colourful array of tropical fish, including a stingray, pencil fish and lobster. You can take a trip in a glass-bottomed boat, sail a Hobie Cat, do some banana boat tubing, kayak or rent a jet ski. Or, if your son will let you, you can relax on the white sand beach on John’s Key. Breezes provides such diverse entertainment offerings as karaoke, crab races, magic shows, drums and dancing, scavenger hunts and evening bonfires on the beach. Always, there is the rhythm of reggae. The thumping, infectious and passionate sounds are the trademarks of Jamaica’s most internationally recognized music and seemingly the heartbeat of her people. There are several trips offered off the resort, including swimming with dolphins, catamaran cruises, ocean fishing and hiking up Dunn’s River Falls. We opted for the hike. At the point where Dunns River enters the Caribbean Sea, mountain spring water cascades 200 metres into the ocean. This scenic spot was once the site of one of the bloodiest battles between the English and Spanish. In 1657,

the Spanish fought desperately but in vain to maintain control of the island. My son and I spend an afternoon clambering up the watersmoothed rocks of the falls, stopping often for a refreshing shower or to swim in the crystal clear pools. It is one highlight of a charming and relaxing week’s stay. Relaxing, that is, until the shuttle bus arrives to transport us homeward.

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• The large Rio Grande snakes down from the Blue Mountains. Jamaican gondoliers skillfully ferry visitors along the river on bamboo rafts. • A flat-bottomed boat trip allows a fascinating look at the Black River and Morass plain, which are home to 300 wild American crocodiles and 100 West Indian manatees. • Fans of 007 shouldn’t miss Discovery Bay’s Green Grotto Caves, which appeared in Live and Let Die. For centuries the caves have been used by escaped slaves, pirates and rum runners. • Take a 1,000-metre, gravity-driven ride on the Jamaican bobsled on Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios. • For information on Breezes Resort & Spa — Trelawny, visit www.breezes. com/resorts/breezes-trelawny.

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ne of the best ways to see and taste the Canada. In 1972, a crop of grapes was frozen full potential of the B.C. wine industry in a freak early fall weather pattern. Hainle is to travel through the wine regions of remembered the ice wine they produced in his the province and stop at each winery to taste. native Germany and decided to try to reproA more cost-efficient way is to attend a wine- duce this style of wine. It was a big success tasting event such as the Best of B.C. Wines and, in 1978, the first commercial bottle of Uncorked, which was held last Saturday at Canadian ice wine was sold. the Port Moody City Hall Galleria. This semiFor years, Alex Lubchynski, owner of annual event showcases over 35 top B.C. winBeaumont Family Estates Winery, grew some eries and raises funds for the Port of the best organic grapes for sale Moody Arts Centre Society. to various wineries in B.C. In Many of these wineries have a 2008, he decided to make his own range of stellar wines, of course wine produced from 100-per-cent — but the real story is the passion organic grapes. The reason he grew and the work involved in crafting organic was because the vineyards these wines. The men and women were located around his house behind the success of the B.C. wine where his young children were industry each have a unique backgrowing up and he didn’t want Wine Sense ground and story to tell, and I have them exposed to artificial sprays been fortunate in experiencing and fertilizers. His daughter Alana John Gerum them first-hand. became interested in winemaking Jeff Martin is the winemaker for one of and travelled around the world to gain winethe most sought-after wines in B.C. La Frenz making experience. She became Beaumont’s winemaker at 22 years old, and has crafted Winery, located on the Naramata bench in the some award-winning wines, including the Okanagan, produces a wide range of white, newly released 2009 Pinot Gris. red and fortified dessert wines. Martin was a There are hundreds of interesting stories successful university trained winemaker for behind each B.C. winery. Big or small, they all McWilliams Winery in Australia before relocatshare a common goal of making the best wine ing to B.C. He initially worked for Quail’s Gate they can from each vintage that Mother Nature before opening his own winery. The winery provides. Each time you taste their wines you does not sell to any retail stores, only supplywill find their passion and story in every glass. ing top restaurants and selling wines directly For information on the Best of B.C. Wines from a tasting room. My favourite white is Uncorked, visit their Viognier, which sells out very quickly each year. Another favourite is a wine named • John Gerum is a wine instructor, Alexandria, a dessert wine that just explodes writer and consultant with West Coast Wine with tropical fruit flavours. Education. For unique holiday gift ideas, visit Walter Hainle from Hainle Winery has a claim to fame as the first ice wine producer in

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Labels like ‘diabetic’ don’t describe the whole person

advise my patients to read labels while grocery shopping so that they may recognize the nutritional value of the food they eat, including the sodium, fat and carbohydrate content. Here labels are informative and helpful. Yet labels, when applied to people, are not such a good thing. They may limit how we see others and how we conceive our own selves. As a speaker for the Canadian Diabetes Association, I am familiar with their sage policy that we not refer to people with diabetes as diabetics. This makes perfect sense to me. People may have medical conditions but they are not the conditions themselves. In health care, we treat people, not conditions. High blood pressure, heart disease and multiple sclerosis are conditions, and we help our patients manage these conditions in the context of their whole lives. That’s why management has to be tailored and fine-tuned to the unique complexities of each individual’s life.

others take on the label of diabetes as a harbinIf we are too disease-focused, it is easy for ger of impending doom. health-care providers to become too dissociThose with a balanced approach do best. ated, cold and clinical, failing to recognize the They accept the diagnosis of this chronic conperson with his or her unique priorities, fears dition as life-preserving and life-enhancing and goals. The tendency in medicine is to use news. They learn what areas of our diagnoses as labels. A surgeon their health require more attenor operating room nurse may refer tion and how lifestyle changes to the first patient of the day as reduce the potential for complicathe 7:30 gallbladder. In rounds, we tions that would otherwise threatmight refer to Mr. Jones as a diaen their eyes and kidneys and the betic or hypertensive. circulation to the heart, brain and Patients can label themselves feet. With knowledge come power when they are first diagnosed with and a greater sense of control. a chronic condition. A first heart There has never been a better attack can sometimes be a wake-up Health Wise time to be diagnosed with diabetes. call for a man to give up smoking, Dr. Davidicus Wong Though we don’t have a cure yet attend to his diet and reduce his for this often-hereditary metabolic other risk factors. Some, however, condition that, if poorly managed, will increase become demoralized and give up altogether, one’s risk complications, it is highly treatable. seeing themselves as damaged goods on borWe are diagnosing more people earlier, when rowed time. positive changes will have the greatest positive When first diagnosed with diabetes, some impact in delaying progression and complicapatients are in denial and fail to make lifestyle tions. changes and monitor their condition, while

Physicians and health-care teams in B.C. are more informed and organized than they’ve ever been in history to provide support and assistance to individuals to self-manage this condition in the context of their unique lives. Moreover, people diagnosed but not labelled with diabetes have as an invaluable resource in the Canadian Diabetes Association — a “club” they are privileged to join. On Sunday, Nov. 14, World Diabetes Awareness Day, I will be speaking on “Improving the Patient-Physician Relationship: Getting the Care You Need” at the Canadian Diabetes Association and the B.C. Association of Podiatrists’ Live Well With Diabetes free public health forum, taking place from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, 1128 West Hastings St., Vancouver. • Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at PrimeCare Medical. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper and his Internet radio show, Positive Potential Medicine can be heard on

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First Memorial Funeral Services — Burkeview Chapel will host its annual Hope for the Holidays Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 5 in Port Coquitlam. The service provides an opportunity to remember those who have died and are missed, especially at Christmastime. The service is designed for

people who, because of their loss, find Christmas a difficult season to get through. It’s also designed for those who may look forward to Christmas, but who want to acknowledge and remember those who can no longer share the season with them. This year’s service will include special music from musicians Jillian Lebeck and Adam Robert Thomas.

Also planned are the singing of favourite Christmas carols, a Christmas message and a time of remembering. Each person will be given a dove-shaped Christmas ornament and be invited to place it on the Christmas tree during the service. Loved ones are remembered while the tree becomes beautifully decorated. The doves may be reclaimed at

the end of the service and taken home. Everyone is invited to attend, as this event is designed for the entire community. Whether you are recently bereaved or remembering someone from many years back, you are invited to come and be part of this special service. Following the service

there will be refreshments available and a time to meet and share with others as well as those involved in the service. If you would like more information or have any questions, call the funeral home at 604-944-4128. The Hope for the Holidays service will begin at 2 p.m. at 1340 Dominion Ave. in PoCo.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon needs help with its Heart Month campaign in February. The group is looking for volunteers to canvass in their neighbourhood to raise awareness and collect funds. The time commitment is two to four hours during February. For details, call 604-472-0045 or e-mail

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School holds its Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1335 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. Tables are sold out, meaning tons of vendors for perusing gift ideas. Raffles, door prizes and concession will also be offered. Admission is $1. Information: Place des Arts holds a benefit concert for advanced musical studies featuring senior piano students performing works by Grieg, Pinto, Mozart, Pepin and Bartok at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13.50, with discounts available for seniors and students. Information: or 604-664-1636.

Coquitlam Art Club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. in Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Annual membership $10; experienced and novice artists welcome. Information: Soni at 604-469-8712. Place Maillardville teams up

St. Laurence Anglican Church holds its 17th annual quality fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 825 St. Laurence St. Preserves, puzzles, books, DVDs, jewelry, collectibles, toys, baking and more for sale. Soup and hotdog lunch available, and coffee and tea are free. Information: 604-936-5423 or www.


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with SHARE Family and Community Services Society to hold an English practice group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Interactive conversation group is free and open to those 19 and older. Information: Shae Viswanathan at 604936-3900, Ext. 161 or shae.


Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School holds its Christmas craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1335 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. Tables are sold out, meaning tons of vendors for perusing gift ideas. Raffles, door prizes and concession will also be offered. Admission is $1. Info:


Knights of Columbus holds its monthly cribbage night at 7 p.m. at K of C Hall, 2255 Fraser St. in Port Coquitlam. Admission is $5 and includes refreshments. Tri-Cities Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam. Information: Peggy at 604-461-9705. Tri-City Newcomers Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. All women, not just those new to the area, are welcome. Information: Wendy at 604-468-2423 or tricities_ Tri-City Christian Women’s Connections holds its monthly luncheon at noon at the Executive Inn, 405 North Rd. in Coquitlam. Marcella Benda will talk about being wrapped in love, and the fall fair will be held. Reservations required. Info: Marie at 604-420-2667. SFU Philosophers’ Café meets at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq. in Port Coquitlam, for a discussion on where rights come from. Admission is $5.

bers welcome. Information: or Pam at 604-469-0265. SHARE alcohol and drug program staff continue the education series with a discussion on mental illness, depression and addiction from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in WEDNESDAY, Port Moody. Program is free. NOV. 17 Information: 604-936-3900. Singles Travel Club Recovery International meets at 6 p.m. for dinmeets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at ner at the Royal Canadian the Tri-Cities Mental Health Legion Branch Centre, 2232 No. 263, 1025 Elgin Ave., Port Ridgeway Ave. in Coquitlam. The Coquitlam. Dinner self-help is $15 and reserto-peer support vations required. group meets to Information: www. help those strugsinglestravelclub. gling with stress, fear, anger, ca or Val at 604-529-1552. depression, anxiety, panic Women Helping Others and nervous symptoms. Info: (WHO) meets from 10 a.m. Phyllis at 604-931-5945. to noon at Dogwood Pavilion, THURSDAY, NOV. 18 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Burquitlam Community Widows and single women over 50 welcome. Information: Association holds its annual general meeting from 7 to 9 604-464-2058. p.m. in Room 224 of Banting Coquitlam Gogos meets Middle School. from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Tri-Cities Chamber of Wednesday of every month Commerce holds its annual at Parkwood Manor, 1142 general meeting from 10:30 Dufferin St. in Coquitlam. a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gogos raise awareness and Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 money for African grandNorth Rd., Coquitlam. Craig mothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS. New mem- Wright, the chief econo-

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Dr. Charles Best Secondary marks its 40-year anniversary as a school and 10 years as a secondary school with a celebration from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 2525 Como Lake Ave. Information: kblakeway@sd43. or 604-461-5581.


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PoCo Garden Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave. Guest speaker Lori Pickering of Jurassic Plants Nursery in Halfmoon Bay will discuss cycads, some of the hardiest, rarest plants on Earth. Guests welcome. Information: Marion at 604-941-9261. Lincoln Toastmasters meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: or

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Score Card

Playoffs present new hope for reigning champs If there’s going to be a repeat champion, it will require a long route that starts on Saturday. The defending AAA B.C. high school senior football champion Centennial Centaurs are nobody’s pick to make a return final appearance, due to the calibre of competition and the cycle of high school football. But don’t tell the Cents that — even after placing fourth at 2-3 in the rugged Eastern Conference. The Centaurs closed out the regular season Friday by crushing Lord Tweedsmuir 48-13, and now set their sights on Mount Douglas, who finished third in the Western Conference with a 4-2-0 record. “We’re breaking down a lot of film, Mount Doug is a very talented team,” said Cents head coach Ryk Piche. “They run a spread offence with a great running back named Terrell Davis.” Davis, a Grade 11 who has averaged 115 yards a game, will be just one focus for the defence. QB Tyler Fong has completed 29-of-52 pass attempts, while giving up just one interception. On defence, he’s also racked up 44 solo tackles. When you consider the plus-side of the ledger, Centennial will come to the party well stocked. Running back Jason Buren has put up 712 yards on 71 carries, averaging 142 a game, while quarterback Bobby Pospischil has gained over 8.5 yards a carry on his own. One of the items on the mustdo list for the Cents is limiting the penalties, which totalled seven against Lord Tweedsmuir last week. “There’s still a lot of room for improvement,” the coach noted. “When you’re hit for seven penalties, that’s unacceptable.” Against Tweedsmuir, Buren rushed for 271 yards on 15 carries and one major, while Pospischil added 107 of his own, while scoring on a 70-yard punt return. The fleetfooted pivot also hit Cole Milton with a 42-yard TD pass. Lucas Naso ran in a pair of touchdowns. After a tough three-game skid, which saw Centennial fall to W.J. Mouat, St. Thomas More and Terry Fox by an aggregate score of 99-48, Piche said making the post-season is a reward of sorts for surviving the Eastern gauntlet. “It’s one-and-done now, but we’re in the tournament and happy to be here,” Piche said. “This was my goal as a first-year coach, and we know that the teams that really come together in the playoffs are the teams to be scared of. “We could be that team if everything comes together.” The squad saw four players selected to the Eastern Conference all stars — offensive lineman Braden Ellason, linebacker Lucas Telford, Naso at defensive end and Pospischil at defensive back. The Cents face Mount Doug 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. If they win that game, they’ll face Kelowna in the quarterfinals the following week.



Big list, big presence in first Hall class Stories by Dan Olson It’s both big and bold. The inaugural class of the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame features Olympic and Paralympic medallists, international and national stars, and local heroes. The Hall of Fame committee released its list of honourees Tuesday, in preparation for the induction ceremony Nov. 23 at the Coquitlam Sports Centre. The athletes being inducted are Craig Forrest, Lars Hansen, Christine Larsen, Kelly Law, Ljiljana Ljubisic,

Lui Passagila, Mike Reelie and Chris Wilson. Two teams were voted in: the 1966 Centennial Centaurs provincial championship football team, and the 1980 Coquitlam Adanacs senior lacrosse team that won the Nation’s Cup. The group of builders inducted include longtime high school sports advocate and coach Dan Doyle, synchronized swimming coach Susan Kemper, minor baseball volunteer Gordon Welbourne and lacrosse manof-all-trades Les Wingrove. Forrest rose up the soccer charts quickly, moving overseas at the age of 16 to start a long international career in the English Soccer League. The

goalkeeper was the first Canadian to play in the English Premiership and was a mainstay to Canada’s national soccer team for 14 years. Of his many career highlights, he backstopped Canada’s CONCACAF Gold Cup victory in 2000, earning the tournament MVP and Most Valuable Goalkeeper awards. The 6’11 Hansen took basketball to the highest levels, leading Centennial to the B.C. High School championship in 1972, then playing with the University of Washington before turning pro. He competed at the 1976 Olympics for Canada, and was a member of the Seattle Sonics’ 1979 NBA champion-

ship squad. Hansen would then go on to star in both the Italy and Spain pro leagues. As a synchronized swimmer, Larsen climbed the national team ranks and was a member of Canada’s silver medal win at the 1996 Olympics. A multiple national champion, she teamed up with swimming partner Kathy Glen in 1990 to take gold at the Commonwealth Games. Law skipped Canada to a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics, beating the U.S. on its own ice. Prior to that, the Coquitlam resident piloted Canada to the 2000 World Women’s  CONT. ON PAGE 33, see HALL...

Ravens serve notice that they’re team to beat

Bragging rights and a final boost of momentum were the only things on the line Friday. And the Terry Fox Ravens were more than glad to grab both. The senior AAA football team went toe-to-toe with the 8-0 W.J. Mouat Hawks and didn’t flinch, hammering last year’s B.C. finalist 36-6 at Percy Perry Stadium. In what was billed as a major meeting of the gridiron giants, the undefeated Ravens grabbed the lead after a tightly contested first quarter, and never looked back. “The team played well,” remarked quarterback Cam Canales. “We played like 11 brothers — our defence played the best game I’ve ever seen them play. We had three picks and Ben Sharpe was awesome one-on-one against their best receiver.” The victory now positions 9-0 Fox as the No. 1ranked team entering the provincial playoffs — the same starting point they took en route to the 2008 B.C. AAA championship. Although both teams entered Friday’s tilt knowing they’d clinched a bye through the first round, that top seeding was a good motivator. Never mind the past history between the two squads. The 6’ Canales — who was named the Eastern Conference’s Offensive MVP on Monday — proved his mettle against a tough Hawks defence, and got the ball rolling in the second half when he found tight end Tanner White on what turned into a 75yard touchdown to open the scoring. Jacob Patko cruised in for the two-point convert for an 8-0 advantage. It was the then-top ranked Hawks turn, and they marched the ball down to Fox’s six-yard line, only to be stopped by a formidable wall of black and red. Taking over the ball deep in their own zone, the Ravens calmly moved the ball down field, with Canales scampering for a key 30-yard pickup. He then hit Jared Soll with a 24-yard screen pass for the game’s second major. On the two-point convert, Canales found Soll again to up the lead to 16-0. It was Mouat’s turn to march back, putting up six points on a 48-yard pass from Cam Bedore to Tanner Hamade with 1:15 left in the half. But that would be all the Hawks’ offence for the night. Canales would drive in the next two TDs, one on a 31-yard dash and the other a one-yard plunge. Capping Fox’s offence was Jacob Patko, who broke free on a 58-yard run for the final touchdown. “Our defence was strong. I’m just happy that the offence held up their end of the game,” Fox cocoach Martin McDonnell said. Canales was successful on six of 12 pass attempts Kevin Hill/NOW for 173 yards and two majors, while he also gained BOMB’S AWAY: W.J. Mouat quarterback Cam Bedore fires one off just as Terry Fox Ravens’ line93 yards on 14 carries. Patko rushed for 133 yards man Alex Agnoletto gets to him during Friday’s AAA senior football game. on 11 carries and added two catches for 66 yards. Soll posted 54 yards via the ground to go with 27 Getting the job done defensively has been an Jacob Patko at running back, and on defence, defenyards through the air. understated but no-less convincing element to the sive linemen Jacob Nyland and Jared Soll, defensive On defence, Ben Sharpe racked up six tackles and Ravens’ success. They’ve limited the opposition to back Ben Sharpe, and Tanner White at linebacker. two assists, while Mark Casuga and Canales finished an average of four points per game over five league The Ravens now await the winner of this weekend’s with five tackles apiece. Tyrel Ratich, Patko and White games, while putting up 37 of their own. Notre Dame vs. Salmon Arm playoff match. The quarregistered four each, while interceptions were reeled Joining Canales on the Conference all-star honours terfinals are slated for Nov. 20 at UBC’s Thunderbird in by Matt Jeffers, Jake Nylund and Canales. were linemen Alex Agnoletto and Bubba Bordignon, Stadium.


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LOOKING UP: Riverside Rapids’ Mallory Sall keeps the ball in play during second-round action at the RCMP Red Serge Classic senior girls volleyball tournament in PoCo.

Riverside surges up charts after Red Serge Dan Olson Like the incoming tide to a sandy beach, the Riverside Rapids continue to make steady gains on their opposition. The senior girls AAAA volleyball team put their mettle to the test on the weekend as hosts of the RCMP Red Serge Classic Invitational tournament, featuring five of the topsix AAAA in B.C. The Rapids, rated fifth entering the weekend, were bumped up to second overall following a hard-fought 2-1 (25-14, 1725, 15-7) loss to No. 1-rated Handsworth. “Handsworth serves very tough, and plays the best

defence in the province,” Riverside head coach Bryan Gee said. “They were able to finish off a couple of rallies to earn key points, the game was very intense from start to finish.” As with both clubs, the energy expended to advance to the championship final would shape the last game. But both were full marks and delivered some tremendous rallies. Handsworth’s Emily Oxland was named the tourney MVP. After losing the first game, the PoCo crew rallied to top the North Vancouver squad 25-17. However the two-time defending B.C. champions were not to be denied, prevailing 15-7 in the deciding game. “They were able to finish off a couple of rallies to earn

key points, [and] the game was very intense from start to finish. Handsworth remained a little more composed and confident and earned the key points.” Riverside’s run to the final was not without its tests. They beat No. 2-ranked Penticton and No. 4 Earl Marriott by identical 2-0 scores. “In the semifinals the girls were able to earn crucial points during important rallies,” said Gee. “As a team we served very aggressively. Tylar Turnbull had several key kills and Gabby Fortin, our libero, had a number of game-saving digs.” Both Mallory Sall and Turnbull were named to the tourney all-star team. For a third straight year, the

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curling title, and competed in seven Tournament of Hearts over a 17-year period. The loss of her eyesight as a child didn’t deter Ljiljana Ljubisic from reaching the highest peaks of competitive sports. In nearly 20 years of competing, Ljubisic won five Paralympic medals, including a gold in discus in Barcelona. During a lengthy, 25-year pro career, Passaglia set numerous pro, league and team records as the B.C. Lions’ placekicker and punter. He scored more points than any other pro football player in history, and played in a record 408 games. Passaglia was a major part of the B.C. Lions’ Grey Cup wins in 1985, 1994 and 2000. The Coquitlam Adanacs’ consummate leader, Reelie began his path at an early age as ballboy en route to becoming a dominating player. In junior lacrosse, he established a boxla record of 500 points in 106 games, then stepped up to the senior level and proceeded to be a major force during a 15-year career in Adanac colours. A six-time national wrestling champion, Wilson helped establish Canada as an international wrestling power. He won gold at the 1994 Commonwealth Games and silver at the 1991 World Cup. He also grappled at the 1992

Barcelona Olympics. With Centennial still a construction site, the Centennial Centaurs spent a good portion of the 1966 season on tour, preparing for the first-ever Shrine Bowl. By beating Carson Graham 12-0, the Cents recorded the first provincial title for a high school team championship in the city. The 1980 Nations Cup was a once-in-a-lifetime achievement for the senior Adanacs, who beat out teams from across North America for the world title. Doyle helped design the blueprint that is now B.C. High School Sports, while also building Centennial’s football program. Kemper rose to become the Canadian national synchronized swimming coach and develop many local talents into national and international level athletes. Beginning in 1978, Welbourne played an instrumental role in the growth of Babe Ruth baseball in Coquitlam and coached four B.C. champions. Over a similar period, Wingrove has been involved with lacrosse at the local and provincial level, from minor to pro, managing provincial and national champions. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will go Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Sports Centre. For tickets and more info, go to


Rapids completed the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. The district playoffs wrap up tonight at Riverside.

It may have been a popular TV show back in the 1980s, but Eight is Enough is now the message for the Coquitlam Express. The B.C. Hockey League club has gone eight games without a win, adding two more to the pile this past weekend through differing circumstances. On Friday, Coquitlam was cakewalked to the tune of 8-2 by the Westside Warriors, and a day later went to overtime before losing 5-4 to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. In response to the struggling offence, the club acquired Coquitlam native Mike Krgovich from Salmon Arm in exchange for forward Paul de Jersey and defenceman Justin Elliott. Krgovich, 20, played one game for the Silverbacks after being dealt by Surrey two weeks ago. A member of the Minto Cup champion junior Adanacs, the winger has four goals and four assists in 14 games, after posting 17 goals and 36 assists in 56 games last year. “I’ve always liked Mike and he’s been on our radar for a while. We wanted to acquire him in the summer,” Express president/ general manager Darcy Rota said. “We like his compete level and he played for (head coach) Jon (Calvano) a number of years ago.” Bumping the long slump has Calvano preaching the basics — one of which, patience, is in short supply. “It certainly wasn’t the outcome we wanted,” Calvano said of the trip. “Against Westside, we were in it and actually ahead for the first five minutes, but after we scored we just couldn’t sustain any momentum... In Salmon Arm we had a lot of chances and we battled back to force overtime, but just couldn’t get the winner.” Jason Grecica and Garrick Perry tallied against Westside, as the Express saw a 3-2 deficit slide over the final 30 minutes. In Salmon Arm, goals by Steve Axford, Justin Georgeson and Perry kept Coquitlam close and Malcolm McKinney tied it to force OT. But the Silverbacks won it 1:51 into the extra session. “We’ve been working on some areas of concern, like our powerplay and our compete level, and the players are working hard in practice to turn this around.” Coquitlam hosts the Nanaimo Clippers tonight, 7 p.m. at the Coquitlam Sports Centre. On Saturday they host Langley, and a day later Port Alberni visits for a 2:30 Sunday game.

Calling All Volunteers! We need your help in our community

Operation Red Nose 2010 November 26 & 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 and New Years Eve For more information or to Volunteer contact: Volunteer Chair Malcolm Kennedy at

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is a unique program dedicated to providing impaired drivers with a safe ride home. Essentially, it is a volunteer driving service provided during the Christmas Holiday Season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle back home. It is an original and free way of getting a safe ride in their own vehicle without driving it themselves!

The Operation Red Nose service requires a team of three volunteers:

Escort driver: the person who transports the designated driver & navigator in his or her own car to the client’s location. Designated driver: the person that drives the client home in the client’s car. Navigator: the person that accompanies the designated driver and the client, in the client’s car, to record the client information and provide directions to the designated driver.

The service is free. Although Operation Red Nose is a free service, we

do welcome client donations. 100% of the donations received are turned over to KidSport Tri-Cities.

Please volunteer and help make this a safer Christmas Holiday Season. Each time your team delivers an impaired driver and their vehicle safely home, you have made the Tri-Cities a safer place for you, your family and your friends.


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Part Time Maintenance Worker A local Development Company is seeking a mature, self starter who can dedicate approximately 6 hours per week in providing maintenance to a new Seniors Housing Complex in Coquitlam, BC. Must have experience and knowledge in overall building systems and have the ability to carry out general repairs. Forward resumes to: Personal Trainer Certification Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be avail. 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education.

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The school district enrolls approximately 8,200 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 and is located 100 km north of Nanaimo on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. We are currently searching for an Assistant Superintendent Instructional Services. The position is effective January 1, 2011. For more details about this career opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website job.asp A complete application package must be received at the School Board Office no later than by 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, November 15, 2010. Late re´ sume´ s will not be accepted.



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1270 PART-TIME & FULL-TIME CASHIERS required for Chevron Town Pantry, Pitt Meadows. We offer flexible hours. No experience needed.

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★A RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598 TIMESHARE CANCEL. Were you misled when you purchased a Timeshare? Get out NOW with contract cancellation! STOP paying Mortgage and Maintenance! 100% Money back Guaranteed. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868


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Real Estate


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

Call us First! 604-700-4419


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6020 BLUE HEELER / Staffordshire Terrier puppies. Born Sep 1. 4 left. Farm / family raised - very friendly. $400.00. 604-798-9577 BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 9 flashy brindle males, 2 reverse, chip, wormed & shots, ready Nov 12. 604-987-0020

PET URINE Removal Treatment ™

For Carpet, Upholstery, Mattress. Why live with urine odor? Guaranteed! 604-536-7627


Pets - Other

CHIHUAHUA X pug male Ready to go, shots & vet checked $650. 604-702-1960 or 604-316-2136 BLACK LAB pups vet checked dewormed 1st shots $350.00 family raised 604-793-9369

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

LOVE ANIMALS? Love a career as an Animal Health Technologist. On-campus working farm. Small town environment. 2-year diploma program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882;

DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/ears/dew claws done. Black/tan. $1,500. 604-607-7433

3015 Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www.

JACK RUSSELL female pups, & 2 adults, smooth coat, dewormed. shots, Chwk 604-794-3229

Childcare Available

POCO PLAYTIME Licenced Family Daycare

Infant to twelve years old Open 7am - 6pm, 7 days/week Outstanding service and references! Great indoor and outdoor play areas.

Call: 604-839-4556

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Lots & Acreage

Real Estate

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Chilliwack Promontory 1880sf 2br 2.5ba home, stunning view $379K 392-6065 id5266 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1650sf 3br, 2ba rancher $398K 604-796-3531 id5222 Langley parklike acreage w/2 homes, 1 with suite, barn, $1,495,000 857-9093 id5238 Maple Ridge Golden Ears View 4.9ac serviced acreage $415K 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge spotless 947sf 1br condo above snrs cent 55+ $219,900 466-1882 id5262 New Westminster Price Reduced, 555sf 1br condo, view, $164,900 525-8577 id5081 New Westminster Open House Sun 2-4, 301, 505-9th St, immaculate 620sf 1br top fl condo $147,900 778-231-1926 id5251 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Fleetwood 2865sf 5br 3ba home w/suite, 9901sf lot $569,900 715-4048 id5255 Vanc Heights updated immaculate 1900sf 4br 2ba w/suite $725K 778-549-6858 id5258

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010




1 & 2 BR, 1180 Landsdowne Dr. $895 up, carpets, drapes, balc./ patio, outdoor pool, tennis crt, NO PET. nr Coq Ctre, 604-942-2865

BBY, Metrotown. 1 BR’s in Adult oriented bldg, large bright units. Incls heat/hot water, carport. 1 block to skytrain / mall. No Pets. Non-Smokers Building! Av now. $795 - $825/mo. • 604-437-4933

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

BBY S. Bach $630, 1BR. $730$745, ug prkg, hw, WiFi, cat ok, Metrotown, 604-818-1129

BBY. 2 BR. Priv w/d. Nr Skytrain, SFU & Lougheed Mall. Ns/np. $890+util. Av now. 778-895-0675

COQ. 3 BR, $950. Avail Now, incls d/w, heat, parking. Call 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249 COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 2 BR, $820, Avail Now, incl h/w, Bldg w/d. 778-865-6696

BBY, HIGHGATE. Clean, renovated 1 BR, 2 appl., parking. N/s, n/p. Available now. 604-803-9104 BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR, $850 incl heat & h/w. ns/np, U/grd prkg. storage, 604-779-3882 BBY LOUGHEED Mall, 23rd flr, 1 BR, avail immed, Inste W/D, prkg. $1095. NS/NP. 604-290-7062

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 CTR $1050. 2 BR 1 bath end unit, enste w/d, lam flrs, fncd yd, prkg, Immed. 604-931-1762 COQ CTR, 2 BR 2 ba, fully reno’d, top flr, corner, view apt at Lakeside. Lrg deck, u/grnd prkg, $1450 incls cable & amens. N/P & N/S. Available Dec 1. 604-937-7198 or 604-220-6098

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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


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

COQ WW PLAT, 2 BR top flr, 2 baths, lots of closet space, u/g prkg, incls w/d, gas & h/w, $1300. 604-945-0559, 778-549-9500 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 NEW WEST, Copperstone, 2 BR & Den, 2 bath, 5 appls, sec prkg. 1 block to skytrn, RCH. Av now. $1225. N/S. cat ok. 778-865-2897

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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



1 Bdrm. $825

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

$250 Move-in bonus. Call for details. No security deposit to move in.

RENTALS 604-931-7376


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

RENTALS 604-931-3273



POCO 2 BR Apts, $755 & $775/mo, quiet-family complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034 WESTWOOD TOWERS Bachelor, Immed. Newer appls. 527 Ash St. New West. 525-0713

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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

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

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

office: 604 936-1225

1010 6th Ave, New West

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


VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764 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

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

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

on McBride Blvd


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


Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @

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.

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

604 939-0944


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

CALL 604 525-2122 BONSOR APTS

Open House: Nov 13-14 at 11am-3pm

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

604 420-5636

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

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


1 bedrooms starting at $804

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

RENTALS 604-931-3273



Suites/Partial Houses

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

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


Furnished Accommodation

$500.00 FURNISHED bedroom available, Ideal for working persons, students, wknds, int..House is clean and spacious-filipino fam orient. 604-723-4763


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 BBY 1 BR bsmt ste, shower only, shared w/d, nr BCIT, N/P, $600 incl hydro & ht. ABSOLUTELY N/S. Avail Dec 1. 1-604-820-8664 BBY 2BR g/lvl deluxe view ste,1400 sf, newly renod, nr BCIT Metro Twn/ bus. N/S, n/p. $1000. incl cable/net. + 1/3 utils. Av now. Call PK 604-444-3641, 715-3673

Houses - Rent

2 BR rancher. $1250 Renovated. West Central. Available 15th Nov, subject to credit checks/references. (604) 626 5844.


Suites/Partial Houses

N. WEST, Queensborough, 2 BR grnd lev ste, nice & clean, N/s, N/p, $800 incls util. 604-522-0184


BBY, Central. Large 3 BR, upper flr. 2 baths, f/p, priv w/d, covered sundeck, prkg. $1,550/mo + ½ util. N/s, small pets ok. Nr BCIT, SFU, BGH, Skytrain & bus. Dec 1. 604-563-1231 or 604-298-6874

NEW WEST Furn’d, 2 BR gr lev, f/bath, sep entry. Av now. $1200 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-340-4284 NEW WEST Lrg 2 BR newly reno’d ste, $875 incl utls. Avail Dec 1. NS/NP. 604-522-6088 NEW WEST QUEENSBORO 1 BR ste, ns/np, $650 incls hydro, cbl & w/d, Now. 778-885-1983

POCO. Bach suite, sep entry, own W/D, suits 1, 685 sf, NS/NP. $700/mo. Immed. 604-202-7588

BBY, 7480 17th Ave, 3 BR upper flr. 1550 sq ft. Sh’d w/d. $1500/mo incls utils. No pets. Immed. 604-731-2510 or 604-522-6443

POCO SOUTH, Bright spac 2 BR gr lev ste, own W/D. $900 incls utls/cbl. NS/NP. 604-351-7226

BBY CARIBOO HEIGHTS, 2 BR bsmt, n/s, n/p, no w/d, $850 incls utils, Avail Now, 604-528-6036

POCO, Stafford/Shaughnessy. 1 BR ste. $775 incl heat & elec. Avail Now. 604-941-8344

BBY, Central. Lrg 3 BR, 2 baths, f/p, priv w/d, c/port. Exc cond. $1350 + ½ util. Small pets ok. N/s. Near BCIT, SFU, BGH, Skytrain & bus. Avail now. 604-298-6874

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

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

BBY CREST Upper 1200sf, 2 BR, carport, W/D, sundeck. Av Dec 1. $1195 + 60% utls. 604-377-1944

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

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

COQ, QUADLING. 3 BR, 2 lev, all appls, carport, new reno’d. Now. $1490. Pet ok. 604-913-7785

BBY, Deer Lake. 2 BR, sh’d w/d, carport. Suits 1 or 2. $900/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. Now. 604-521-6120

DEWDNEY TR/LAITY clean 2 BR + rancher, lrg fenced yrd. 5 appl’s. $1100 + util. Sodhi 604-880-8128

NEW WEST. Bright, clean 3 BR, f/bath, 4 appl, large fenced yard. Ns/np. $1350/mo + util. Nr bus. Nov 15th/Dec 1st. 604-522-0065

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, full bath, no w/d, n/s, n/p. $700/mo incl util/cbl. Now. 604-438-0096 BBY Metrotown, 2 BR bsmt, own w/d. Avail now. $800 + 40% heat & own hydro meter. Nr Dufferin & Kingsway. NS/NP. 604-779-1658

BBY, METROTOWN. Newer 2 BR, full bath. Sh’d laundry. Ns/np. $950/mo incl util. 604-377-8687

PT. COQ, North - 3BR $1600; 1 BR $750; or Whole house $2200; + utils, W/D. 2300 sqft. Quiet st. 604-464-8687

BBY N. Near Kennsington Sq, 1 BR bsmt ste, clean. NS/NP. Dec 1. $800 incls utils. 604-298-2774

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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


BBY N, Nr BCIT/skytrn, 2 BR, sh’d W/D, alarm, f/p. NS/NP. Nov 15. $1150 incl util. 604-299-8687 BBY, near Boundary/Hastings. Semi-furnished 1 BR. W/D, sep entry. Suits mature person. N/S, N/P. $700/mo incl hydro/cable. Avail immed. 604-291-1391

Miscellaneous Rentals


COQ. BIG 2 BR, g/lvl, w/d, ns/np, newly reno’d. $890 + utils. Now. 604-339-7699, 778-355-0436

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

Go to or call 604-444-3000.

Shared Accommodation

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

COQ, Mariner Way. 2 BR. 1 bath h/wd flrs, priv w/d. $825/mo + 1⁄3 util. Ns/np. Nov 15. 604-521-5642


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


(Coquitlam Centre area)

• 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, carport. Sorry no pets.

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


CALL 604 723-8215



COQ, BLUE Mtn. Bright, cozy bach suite. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $525 incl hydro. Steve, 604-945-0063



POCO 2 BR T/H, $755/mo, quietfamily complex, no pets. Avail Now, Call 604-464-0034


COQ 2 BR grd lev, f/bath, priv entry, $1075 incls utils, own w/d, prkg. N/S, N/P. 604-931-3677


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.

CANADA WAY & Imperial, new 2 BR bsmnt ste, N/s, N/p, Dec 1, $800/mo incls utils. 604-540-4324

Al Dodimead ACD Realty

(604) 521-0311

Townhouses Rent

Call 604-942-2012

COQ 2 BR g/lvl, newly reno’d, 1065 sqft, sep w/d, cls to bus, coq ctr, schls, refs req, ns/np, $1000 + 40% utils. Immed. 604-475-4197

view this & other properties @


BBY, SOUTH. 1 BR, full bath, private w/d. N/s. $750/mo + 1⁄3 util. Near bus. Immed. 604-435-6087

811 Foster Ave

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

PT MOODY 221 Angela Dr. 1 BR grd lev, 900sf, share w/d, prkg, $800 incl utils. Now. Pet ok, n/s. 5mins L’heed Mall. 778-688-2594

NEW WEST Queens Ave, 2 BR T/H, $935/mo, Immed, N/P, quiet complex, 604 522-4123

POCO, Rancher, 1575 St.Albert. 3 BR, appls, gas f/p, new paint/ carp. Dec1. $1450. 604-671-0701



121 - 10th Street

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.

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




office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq



CALL (604) 524-5840

COQ MAILLARDVILLE Lrg 1 BR apt, From $800, Avail Now, incls heat & h/w, nr schl, secured u/g prkg, cbl, quiet, 604-339-2316

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

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

To place your ad call


COQ, Westwood Plateau. 1 BR + den. Priv w/d. Ns/np. $775/mo incls utils, cbl, 778-231-5092 MAPLE RIDGE, 4200 sqft house, main&3 BR above for $1600, and sep. 2 BR base. suite for $800. N/P, N/S. Now! 604 722 9069. N. WEST Queensborough, 2 BR gr lev. NS/NP, N/wd. Av now. $750 incls utls/cbl. 604-657-7401


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Lawn & Garden


Painting/ Wallpaper

ALARM Systems Ltd.

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




#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 TRUSTED & reliable home cleaning service! Excellent attention to detail! Please call 778-233-5859




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

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567






• 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



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


Flooring/ Refinishing

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

Call: 604-240-3344

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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



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

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

GET ER’ DONE Flooring & Trim

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


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

Planning on RENOVATING?

#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




• 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



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


Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

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

310-JIMS (5467) Book a job at:

Marc’s Lawn Care ●•●•●

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

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

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

DVK PAINTING LTD. Fall Special − 20% Off! Ext & Int. Free Est’s. Dave • 604-354-2930 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.



Laminate & Hardwood

604-841-1855 604-466-9733

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


Moving & Storage

Paving/Seal Coating

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



1 to 3 Men

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

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


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

604-708-8850 MONTY J’S MOVING

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


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


COMPLETE HOME RENOS • Kitchens • Bathrooms

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 A-1 MOVING Local/Long Dist. Seniors disc. Lic/insured. Specials to Alta/Island/Interior. 930-3000 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


Painting/ Wallpaper

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

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665 or 604-944-8665

PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

* EXCELLENT PRICES * Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB



Renovations & Home Improvement

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”


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


Tree Services


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) 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 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank


DISPOSAL BINS All prices at or call 604-306-8599

WINDOW CLEANING Handyman Services Call Del ★ 604-837-2767



Auto Miscellaneous

NEED A VEHICLE? No Credit? Bad Credit. Cars - Trucks - SUVs. Good credit or bad credit. Guaranteed to Drive. 1-877-734-9242. Apply online WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 11 out of 13 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. $500.00 Xmas CASH back. or 1-888-208-3205



1999 FORD Contour SE. V6, loaded, megs, air cared, $2850, D9921 Abbots 604-855-6522

2000 BUELL LIGHTNING 1200 by Harley Davidson


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

• 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

Scrap Car Removal

604-761-7175 Pays $150 minimum for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

Call 778-316-3217



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


#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!

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



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



Window Cleaning

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

2005 FORD FOCUS ZXT, Stn Wgn, auto, 70k, options, blue, $5,450 Firm. Call 604-538-4883



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

Rubbish Removal

Complete renovation service Kitchen & bathrooms Custom cabinets 25 years experience

Tried & True Since 1902


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






Marc 604 315-8954

Free Est 604-779-697

Renovations & Home Improvement


Ask About Seniors Discount

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


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


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


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

604-728-1965 John

All black. Perfect running condition. Only 10,500 original km. One of the last motors built by John Andres of JARZ Performance. Super fast and super fun! $6000 obo. Call 604.316.4342. TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Hands-on training for street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882;

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


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 FORD Ranger, white, ext cab, auto, 4.0L, 230Kms, Mission, $3300, 604-826-4647 ..807-0209



Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Vanity Specials – Spruce up the Bathroom

Alexander Walnut Vanity 36w x 18d x34h




24w x 18d x32h




.99 pair





.98 $

Gift Ideas for the Handyman



en soldiers, ll fa ’s a d a n a C r To honou r business on fo ed os cl e b l il w we th, 2010 Thursday, Nov 11

Makita 18V Cordless Kit Drill, Driver, 2 Batteries, Charger & Case LCT200S



Fleece Vest


30w x 22d x34h



Beat the Cold Weather Fingerless Wool Mittens

Temple White Vanity

Justin Rust Vanity

Dewalt 12V Cordless Kit Drill, Driver, 2 Batteries, Charger & Case







Get ready for the Cold Weather We have lots of Inventory on Windshield Scrapers, Snow Shovels, Salt, Xmas Light Clips, and more... 2650 Mary Hill Rd. Port Coquitlam

Tel: 604.942.7282 Fax: 604.942.9650 Sale prices in effect through November 30th, 2010

Coquitlam Now November 10 2010  

Coquitlam Now November 10 2010

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