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Traffic could soon crawl at an even slower pace for commuters inching through the streets of Port Moody. At a town hall meeting Monday night, residents and councillors discussed what to do now that the long-awaited Murray-Clarke Connector has disappeared from TransLink’s priority list. One option is to close the gates to regional traffic and favour local drivers instead. City manager Gaetan Royer said the municipality could restore priority to local traffic by reducing inbound capacity on roads like Guildford Way. Another method would be to stop synchronizing traffic lights along St. Johns Street. “Many of our businesses would benefit from traffic moving more slowly and from people having the ability to turn left and enter their business. We could allow more driveways and more parking on St. Johns and Clarke, which we currently restrict,” Royer said. “Obviously there would be downsides to this option as well. Commuters who live east of us would certainly complain about this. Measures that slow traffic that’s travelling through would also impact Port Moody residents who are travelling … so we would impact ourselves.” However, Moody Centre resident Judith Roche said shutting down Port Moody “has a nice ring to it.” “Maybe we’d get everyone’s attention, including the province,” she said. “I’d say if you want to commute through Port Moody, it’s going to be  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see ‘THIS.’

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height of the building and the prospect of diminished property values. jkurucz@thenownews.com Many wanted the facility to be located on the Riverview Hospital grounds, though that idea was quashed due to the site’s location, age and many Six hours of presentations, more than 60 speakers building code problems. and an evening’s worth of heated exchanges precedHomelessness advocates and service providers ed Coquitlam council voting in favour of rezoning spoke in favour of the planned facility, as land for a controversial homeless shelter did former homeless people, high school in the eastern part of the city. students and area residents. Monday’s vote came after what In the end, Coun. Lou Sekora was was the longest public hearing in the lone councillor to vote against the city since 2007, as 63 people the proposal, which began discusfrom all walks of life weighed sion at 7 p.m. with a public hearing in on whether or not to allow a Visit www.thenownews.com for a gallery portion and ended just shy of 1 a.m. permanent shelter at 3030 Gordon of photos from Monday’s public hearing. with the final vote. About 300 people Ave. that would have the capacity to were in attendance. house up to 90 people per night. “I don’t know that I heard from a single The vast majority of those opposing the person who was against the construction of homeproposal live or work within the immediate vicinity of the site, and their concerns ranged from increased less shelters — it was all about location and there’s no question that people living near it would have crime and drug use to the proposed four-storey

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a stronger opinion about location,” Mayor Richard Stewart said Tuesday. “We can attach, perhaps, more significance to the concerns of a resident nearby, but we can’t give anyone a veto. So we’re still left with having to balance the needs of the community with the concerns of local residents.” Though emotions were raw Monday, the atmosphere of the public hearing was nowhere near as hostile as when the issue first surfaced at the Nov. 1 council meeting. At that time, residents living near the affected site hurled obscenities and uttered threats at council. That wasn’t the case Monday, and Stewart began the meeting with a preamble warning those in attendance not to resort to that kind of behaviour, while reminding residents that members of the RCMP would enforce the rules of conduct surrounding the meeting.

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with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewellery she was never going to wear anyways. Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

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some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was

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One of the major sticking points for those opposed to the shelter was the chance for crime to increase. Many area residents said property crime and open drug use are already problems in the area, and that the shelter would invite more of those issues. “If you build this centre, Coquitlam will be a magnet for all the homeless who do not reside in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam and the eight or so that live in Port Moody. You will get all the addicts and the homeless migrating out here from all over the Lower Mainland,” said Sandra MacDonald, who lives three blocks away from 3030 Gordon Ave. “I’m not saying all the homeless people are bad,” added Reece Avenue resident Hossein Namazee. “They need help and I’m willing to help them too, but what about me? What about my life?” Those sentiments, however, were countered by both those currently living near homeless shelters in other communities, and others who have little problem with one being placed in their neighbourhood. North Vancouver resident Geoff Doreen Carter, who used to be homeless, urges council to allow a shelter Luciw said he lives within two minutes of a homeless shelter in North a bunch of duplexes and that many Vancouver, and didn’t even know it people turned out against it, council was there for five years. members, of course, would turn it “From the street, you would never down,” he said. “They wouldn’t be know this was a homeless shelter,” listening to somebody from North said Luciw, who works in the banking Vancouver or from Langley saying that sector in Coquitlam. “From someone a bunch of duplexes are going to go who lives with a homeless shelter in in. You have to treat it the same way. FOR their neighbourhood — it’s Certainly the homeless need probably about two mina place, but there’s other “My neighbours have yelled at me utes away from my lands that we should be because I support this … I couldn’t house — from my able to put it on.” believe it. My neighbours — people experience, there’s The Gordon with homes, people with food and nothing to worry Avenue site will be yet the man that walks by that I about.” split into two parts. know is homeless … he is the nicest Visit www.thenownews.com for a gallery PoCo resident One portion will be of photos from the public hearing. man ever. Why can’t we help him?” Bernie Hiller said he used to house a shelter — Moni Klassen, Fleming lives about 180 metres and transitional facilAvenue resident away from the shelter site ity, and will have the ability and made a concerted effort Monday to provide 30 cold wet weather mats “I suggest that we all take this to distance himself from the prevailing if need be — the 38,000-square-foot opportunity to remove the blinders sentiments in his neighbourhood. building could have 90 people under from our eyes and see what we pres“I’m rather offended and appalled its roof at capacity. Trained staff would ently have — homeless people living that a few loud, outspoken individuals be on site 24 hours a day to provide in our community.” who went to the extent of uttering support to residents. — Bernie Hiller, Lancaster Street personal threats may be perceived as The other part of the property would resident spokespeople from our community. A house a market component consisting few outspoken people do not represent of office space and other uses for ser“I don’t think we have anything everyone in our community and I vice providers. to fear from the homeless people … would like to distance myself from this With the land now properly zoned, they’re very, in my opinion, harmgroup. I’m a supporter of this proposal the city will need to iron out details less people. They need an opportunand welcome it into my backyard.” of a memorandum of understanding ity to get off the streets.” In voting against the proposal, with the province and develop an oper— Chris Coakley, Coquitlam Sekora said he would have preferred ational plan. resident and general manager of that the shelter be built on the From there, funding must be alloPort Coquitlam Building Supplies Riverview lands or on another piece of cated by the provincial government city-owned property. before a non-profit service provider is “If there was a highrise to go in or chosen to operate the shelter.

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really slow because we’re going to slow it down at both ends … I feel very strongly that we don’t want to be rat run again.” This action would also catch the attention of other cities, Roche added. Resident Rick Lumac agreed that slower traffic could be a good idea, especially if the Evergreen Line gets built. “If it’s slow to go through Port Moody and there is an Evergreen Line, it will be an incentive for people to use the SkyTrain,” he said. Coun. Diana Dilworth recalled three years ago when Port Moody shut down traffic lanes to demonstrate the need for the connector. The two-hour closure in December 2007 caused gridlock along Guildford Way west of Falcon Drive and on Barnet Highway east of Ioco Road. Two days later, TransLink’s then-elected board of directors voted unanimously to allocate $50 million for the four-lane overpass. Now that the project has lost its priority status, Dilworth is prepared to take drastic action again. “I’m thinking of a block

Mayor Joe Trasolini party on Clarke Street every Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock,” she said. “I imagine something would happen pretty quickly.” Monday’s meeting also examined other alternatives, such as favouring commuter traffic. Royer said this option could be achieved by increasing delays for vehicles to enter St. Johns Street and for pedestrians to cross the street. The city could also adapt the existing overpass so two lanes move west in the morning and two lanes move east in the afternoon, he said. In addition, Royer said the city could consider building

the Murray-Clarke Connector on its own, although funding would be an issue. He also presented further options of conducting more studies or doing nothing at all. Yet not everyone at the meeting wanted to see the project move forward. Port Moody resident Dianne Ramage said she doesn’t care if the connector ever gets built. “Don’t slow down traffic to cause harm to other communities, but to retain the character of Port Moody in the way that it is,” she said. “Don’t build [the MurrayClarke Connector]. Save that money. If somebody wants it, they’ll come along and fund it eventually. And if it never gets built, by the time that we may get it, we’ll be so glad that we don’t have it.” On the flip side, Port Moody resident Wilhelmina Martin believes the Murray-Clarke Connector and Evergreen Line both need to be built, but she would prefer not to fund them through property taxes. “We need to lobby our MLAs. We need to lobby the MPs to bring pressure. It’s really in our power to make this a vocal issue … You have my support as one of your

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ix hours and 63 speakers later, Coquitlam’s mayor and council came through, bravely approving a controversial homeless shelter proposed for 3030 Gordon Ave. Monday’s public hearing was, thankfully, much calmer than the Nov. 1 meeting that featured a few of those opposed to the shelter yelling insults at council members. This time around, people on both sides spoke rationally and managed to get their message across. There’s no doubt that many residents who live near 3030 Gordon Ave. are afraid of what awaits their neighbourhood. If they’ve never lived near a homeless shelter, visions of drug-addled criminals lurking nearby might be filling them with fear. Yet studies done in Vancouver indicate that crime does not increase near homeless shelters, and that property values do not go down. Now it’s up to the province to fund this much-needed shelter and a non-profit service provider to operate it. With trained staff on site around the clock, there’s no reason this facility has to be the nightmare some fear it will be. And those trained staff members are the ones who have the potential to make a difference in the lives of homeless residents who will use the facility. The goal of the shelter, after all, should be to help people get back on their feet so that — like some of those who spoke at Monday’s meeting — they will be able to call themselves former homeless people. By giving this shelter the green light, Coquitlam council members are showing that they care. And more importantly, they’re proving that they’re willing to do something about it.

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conservative, but he may find it the most difficult to hen it comes to analyzing the BC Liberal attract many liberal voters. leadership race, it’s important to remember So who are members of the BC Liberal party? a few key points. A clue to the makeup of members these days may First, the party is a coalition of political interbe the high-level endorsement they gave Gordon ests. There are conservatives and liberals, and the Campbell’s leadership — an 84-per-cent approval membership includes people who are active in both rating — before he announced he was stepping federal parties. down. Second, this is not a general election. Choosing Given that Campbell’s approval rating in the last the next leader is solely in the hands of the people Mustel poll was just 32 per cent, this suggests memwho belong to the BC Liberal party, not the general bers of the BC Liberal party are far more forgiving public. towards Campbell and his policies than the general And third, the voting method the party is using public. That suggests that simply running “against” includes a preferential ballot, which means a sucCampbell may not necessarily be the cessful candidate who doesn’t win on best strategy for candidates. the first ballot needs significant support Of course, a key to winning the from the supporters of other candidates leadership lies in signing up new memwho are dropped from the balloting. bers across the province. De Jong, who Let’s apply these factors to the various has strong ties to the Indo-Canadian candidates to gauge their strengths and community, has a distinct advantage on weaknesses. this front, but that advantage is seriousGeorge Abbott and, if she runs, Christy ly diluted under the proposed change to Clark are the powerhouse liberal candiView From make all ridings equal when it comes to dates. Clark, in particular, is viewed as The Ledge voting. being strongly tied to the federal Liberal The proposed voting method (which party and this will likely hurt her more Keith Baldrey is by no means guaranteed to get the than Abbott when it comes to courting required two-thirds support to pass at a rules conparty members who are strong backers of the federal vention) also penalizes an “outsider” like Clark, who Conservatives. has not been active in the party for more than five Abbott also shrewdly recruited three notable years. While she no doubt still has ties with a lot of Conservative political operatives to help run his members, her rivals have had more time to cement campaign, and that should give him a good chance to reach across the fence and woo support from non- their own relations with the people who will be voting. liberals. The voting proposal is also based on a preferential Kevin Falcon, Rich Coleman and Mike de Jong are ballot, so voters will rank the candidates. As I underon the conservative side of the party, which means stand it, if there is no clear winner on the first balthey are fighting for a lot of the same voters. Falcon lot, the bottom-ranked candidate (and maybe more) will likely appeal the most to those who are strongly

is dropped and those who voted for that candidate will have their second-choice votes redistributed among the surviving candidates. Then another candidate is dropped, and the second-choice votes of that candidate are redistributed, and so on until a winner emerges. So a candidate who can command a lot of secondchoice support has a distinct advantage. Candidates who pointedly shun one side of the coalition in favour of wooing support from the other side risk losing that second-choice support. This may favour someone like Abbott, whose lowkey, likable demeanour may translate into wider support among those not willing to make him their first choice. It may also penalize someone like Falcon, whose aggressive, take-no-prisoners approach may cost him valuable second-choice support. Now, having said all this, it’s important to remember another key factor that will ultimately help determine the outcome. Members will keep an eye on polls that show which of the candidates has the strongest support among the general public. And this is where Clark may hold the edge. The so-called “free-enterprise coalition” has historically always been able to choose someone who can keep the party in power. Unlike the NDP, which tears itself apart with ideological debates over policies and issues, the coalition ranks having power as its chief reason for existence. It has lost only three times in almost 60 years. Party members will keep that stat in mind when they vote on Feb. 26, and that could trump all other considerations. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Keep cell towers out of our urban parks Re: “Rogers moves away from plan to build cell tower at cemetery,” Wednesday, Nov. 24. Let’s applaud Port Coquitlam for rejecting Rogers’ cemetery cell tower proposal, but not the Rogers proposal to put a 200-foot tower in Greenmount Park that will loom up to 72 feet above the trees and require a clearcut of 1,500 square feet of the park. Just because the cemetery was a bad idea for a cell tower doesn’t make a park siting a better one. Here’s why: 1. Parks and natural areas are under the pressure of development — we can’t make them bigger; we can only protect what we have. 2. The idea of allowing this tower in Greenmount Park doesn’t square with the city’s own draft environmental strategy or its Vision 2020 corporate strategic plan papers. 3. Port Coquitlam’s own zoning bylaw says that when an area is zoned as a park it should be protected — it shouldn’t be used for utilities, including telecom towers, or commercial uses. 4. The tower would still be only about 120 metres from the Coquitlam River Elementary School. Earlier this year, trustees of School District 43, which includes this school, passed a resolution that cell towers should not be closer than 305 metres. A recent research paper says they shouldn’t be closer than 500 metres. 5. Industry Canada’s Safety Code 6 does not address the potential threat of low intensity, long-term exposure to radiation coming from cell towers. Authorities claim there isn’t any scientific evidence of harm. But that’s what used to be said about smoking, DDT and asbestos, and by the time com-

plete evidence was available, a great deal of harm already had been done. The absence of evidence doesn’t mean there is an absence of harm. 6. Every time a local government lets a cell company erect a tower where it shouldn’t be, it encourages all cell companies to use that as a precedent. So as before, the public should call upon Port Coquitlam’s council to do the right thing: keep cell towers out of our urban parks. David Werthman Coquitlam

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Re: “The problem with Haiti,” letter to the editor, Friday, Nov. To The 19. Neil Swanson’s letter must reflect the opinions of many Canadians. Millions of dollars have been pledged to Haiti’s reconstruction by caring people around the world, but the suffering goes on. Much of the funding was held until the elections of Nov. 28, although the election process is certainly flawed. The infrastructure was fragile even before the earthquake, and will take years to be rebuilt. I am writing to urge Canadians not to give up on Haiti. I have been working in Haiti for over 10 years, and was there in September to visit the birth families of my adopted daughters, as well as several projects for which we have fundraised over the years. Although rebuilding is going very slowly, much is being done by Haitians themselves and by aid groups. Certainly, people should check into the details of aid groups before giving and, to that end, I want to share my

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the earthquake, and is also feeding children in the nearby tent cities. I spent a wonderful day with their volunteer Haitian staff playing with these children, and can tell you that they are still full of joy and strength. We visited a 77-year-old woman who has taken in the 50-plus quake orphans in her neighbourhood, and she greeted us with a huge smile and hugs all around. Yes, Haiti has big problems. But Haitians are amazingly resilient and I know they will overcome everything the fates have thrown at them. This is not the time to give up on Haiti, but time to reach out and connect with Haitian people. You will be the one to benefit from knowing them. Deborah Duncan Burnaby

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Donnelly acclaimed as NDP candidate Incumbent MP Fin Donnelly was acclaimed Saturday as the NDP candidate for his riding of New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody for the next federal election. “It has been an honour to

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worked on this year came from residents in our community. My legislative work on employment insurance reform and pesticides were both inspired by constituents.” NDP riding association

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St. Johns Street, where she sees hundreds of commuters stuck in traffic every day. She’s inviting them into the Port Moody church to slow their pace and find time to breathe. “They have busy, busy lives and that even gets ramped up more at Christmastime,” she said. “Looking at all these cars going by, we just want to open up our sanctuary. It’s the opposite of a mall. You don’t shop. You don’t need to rush. We want you to just come and take a little time and let your soul catch up with you and let your heart be ready for Christmas.” Lebrun said everyone is welcome to drop by the church, regardless of faith or beliefs. There are no obligations or expectations, and people can come and go as they please. “They can expect a quiet sanctuary just to come in and sit down. It will be very gentle. We might have a bit of quiet music, but it will be a real sanctuary, in the true sense of the word — a time out, a break along the trail to come in and collect your thoughts. Just come in and be still,” she said. “I think about making space for quiet in

your life. People often don’t have an evening to come out and do that. They don’t have the time. So this is a little rest stop along the way of your commute.” The faith community at St. Andrew’s United believes in helping the world to flourish through initiatives like the cold-wet weather mat program, Lebrun said. But at the same time, she said it’s equally important to help hearts to flourish, especially as Christmas draws near. “We have to take time for stillness and quiet and prayer and meditation,” she said. “We hope to help people create some space in a time of year that puts so many demands on us, when really it is about preparing for a new life for all people. Maybe we can challenge people to shop less and create more stillness, to balance it out somehow.” The commuter’s sanctuary takes place on Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 2318 St. Johns St. Parking is available behind the church, and another entrance will be open on St. Johns Street for transit commuters and pedestrians. For more information, call Lebrun at 604939-5513 or e-mail office@sauc.ca.

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Woman attacked on trail Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com Police are seeking suspects in the case of an alleged unprovoked attack on a woman walking on Hoy Creek Trail in Coquitlam last week. The 41-year-old woman was walking her dog along the trail around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 when an unknown man attacked her from behind, according to police. She managed to fight off her attacker and escaped the area. She was treated in hospital and released. Coquitlam RCMP were called, and the major crime section is investigating. A composite sketch has been completed and the suspect is described as being of unknown ethnicity, in his 30s, approximately six feet tall,

with a medium to athletic build, brown curly hair and wearing dark clothing. “It’s a well-used trail,” said Const. Kristina Biro. “So given the location and time of the incident we are hoping that someone saw or heard something and will give us a call. It’s early in the investigation and any information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, could be very valuable.” Biro also reminded residents to always be alert and aware of their surroundings while walking along trails — pick well-lit, high-traffic routes and try to avoid walking alone. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Coquitlam RCMP Const. Bilmer Mottaghian at 604-552-7309 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Residents without water John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com About 350 Maillardville residents were without water for six hours Saturday night after a water main burst and caused several vehicles to be towed. Coquitlam Fire and Rescue Services chief Tony Delmonico said the incident took place shortly before 9 p.m., and the main burst about seven metres (23 feet) south of the intersection of Laval Street and Brunette Avenue. A handful of cars had to be towed to allow for emergency vehicle access, and about 180 customers — or 340 people — were impacted by the incident. However, the route the water travelled, on top of a quick response by city crews, averted a potential disaster.

“The water itself, the course it took, probably couldn’t have been better scripted,” Delmonico said. “It ran down the street, down a driveway, around a corner, and eventually ended up going into a creek without damaging any residences. It was a very good outcome.” City of Coquitlam spokesperson Dan McDonald told The NOW Monday that no direct cause had been determined, though a number of factors may have played a role in the water main break. “Water mains break for an entire multitude of reasons that include age and weather. The crew chief on site, who has repaired many of these, didn’t have a definitive reason. But shifting ground, older pipes and colder weather cause about 98 per cent of these types of breaks,” said McDonald, adding that the roads re-opened within two hours of the initial call coming in.

It’s that magical time of year – Santa’s Christmas Ships are Here! Once again, local boaters from the Tri-Cities and the Lower Mainland will be lending a warm helping hand to Santa as they cruise their decorated vessels along our neighbouring shores. This year Santa will make 2 special appearances, once again cruising on the beautiful wooden CHRISTMAS SHIP known as the Kona Kai. This is a very special event for children and adults of all ages, bringing you back to some of the simple joys of meeting Santa, sharing some hot chocolate and signing Santa’s Great Guest Book. It has been known by many to be a very memorable night bringing out that good old fantastic Christmas spirit as the laughter and holiday magic is truly in the air. The Santa ships will be cruising on 6 nights this year, with Santa making appearances on 2 special Friday nights: Friday, Dec 3, 7pm Saturday, Dec 4, Friday, Dec 10, 7pm Saturday, Dec 11, Friday, Dec 17, Saturday, Dec 18,

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Stolen dog believed to be in the Tri-Cities Stories by Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com The BC SPCA and Vancouver Police are looking for a black and white pit bull terrier named Isis after the animal was taken from the SPCA’s Vancouver shelter Tuesday. “Isis is mostly black with distinguishing white marks on her chest and paws,” said Ryan Voutilainen, manager of the SPCA’s Vancouver branch. “We are extremely concerned about her welfare and we want her back safe.” Isis was taken on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at about 12:30 p.m. by a man who expressed an interest in adopting her. The man provided his address and photo ID and was allowed to

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Isis was taken from the Vancouver SPCA shelter on Nov. 23. take Isis for a walk, but when he failed to return after half an hour, Vancouver police were called. The man was located at his address in Coquitlam, but

allegedly said someone paid him to steal Isis, and that he no longer had her. Based on information provided, the BC SPCA and Vancouver police are concentrating their efforts in Coquitlam and Port Moody. “We’re anxious to have Isis back,” said Voutilainen. “She has earned the right to live in a safe and loving home, and that is not the kind of home where we think she is now.” Voutilainen said the SPCA has alerted municipal shelters and rescue groups of the theft, and staff have posted notices on Craigslist and Kijiji and put up posters in the community. Isis is about 20 kilograms (45 pounds) and is mostly black with white marks on her paws and chest. She also has a full tail and her ears are

not cropped. She was wearing a red and black collar with a native design on it when she was taken. If you think you have seen Isis, call the BC SPCA’s 24-hour emergency line at 604-879-7343.

Coquitlam teen arrested in assault A Coquitlam teen was one of two youths arrested after a bus driver was assaulted in North Vancouver Saturday. Around 1 a.m. near 15th Street and Grand Boulevard, an altercation took place on a Coast Mountain Bus Co. vehicle, leading the driver to activate the emergency alarm on board. The driver sustained injuries to his head, and was brought to Lions Gate Hospital by ambulance. He is expected to make a full recovery. The emergency alarm prompted a response from North Van RCMP, which flooded the area with officers looking for suspects.

Two 17-year-old youths were arrested a short distance away. The Coquitlam girl and North Van boy were later released to the custody of their parents on a promise to appear in court. They cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. “Bus drivers provide an essential service for our communities,” said North Van RCMP Cpl. Peter DeVries. “They are out late, alone and often transport people who may have been drinking. That places them at some risk on a regular basis.” Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the altercation.

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Marcus Bowcott’s painting, “On The Beach,” will be on display at the Evergreen Cultural Centre through Jan. 8. The exhibit focuses on waterways of the Lower Mainland.

Evergreen exhibit focuses on waterways PoCo’s Leigh Square will play host to two festive concerts celebrating the holiday season, on Dec. 2 and 9. The first show gets underway tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m., in conjunction with Leigh Square’s John art exhibit, Celebration of Light. Created in partnership with the Burquest Jewish Community Association, the exhibit will feature a menorah art design competition and other works interpreting the significance of light in different cultures. The evening’s music will come courtesy of Jacky Mak, who will be playing classical tunes inspired by the theme of winter light. The Dec. 9 show will see the city partner up with Rave On and Vogville Studios, and three groups — Gillian Hobbs, Sheldon Witt and The Light Machines — will provide musical entertainment. Also on tap for the event is a collaborative songwriting workshop that will result in the end product being professionally recorded and available to all participants. The Dec. 9 show is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the city’s website at www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts.

Members of the Port Coquitlam-based comedy troupe table23 will apply their penchant for improv towards a good cause throughout the first few weeks of December. The troupe will be presenting the PG-rated show Under the Christmas Tree from Dec. 3 to 18, and partial proceeds will be donated to the SHARE Family & Community Services Society. Under the Christmas Tree is touted as an interactive show including Christmas characters, Kurucz puppets and songs, and the nightly proceedings will go completely unscripted, as improv actors will take suggestions from the audience. “You help us create an original Christmas story, so no two shows are ever the same,” actor and director Jennifer Pielak said in an e-mail to The NOW. “We improvize the characters, plot, music and songs … though you may not believe us. If that’s the case, come see us twice!” Under the Christmas Tree is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Dec. 3 to 18 at Second Storey Theatre, which is located at 201-2550 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Matinées are slated for 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 18. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for children with cash or food donations to SHARE. For more info, see www.table23.com.

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Jesus Krysler heads to The Point

The local rock trio known as Jesus Krysler will play back-to-back shows at Port Moody’s The Point Pub on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11. The free shows come three months after the release of the band’s second album, Shades of Soul, which is described as having elements of both rock and blues. The group will play two sets consisting of both original and cover songs, and will be supported by The Redrick Sultan Horn Section and Painted Cities. For more info, see www.jesuskrysler.com.

ArtistCircle in Port Moody

ArtsConnect’s ArtistCircle will take to the Port Moody Public Library for the duration of December for a group exhibit called The Eclectic Collective show. The show features works by both seasoned and new artists covering off on a myriad of mediums: drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, fibre art, jewelry and sculptures. ArtsConnect’s ArtistCircle aims to engage new and existing artists in an interactive environment, allowing participants to share creative ideas, develop new skills and plan various art-related events. For more info on the group, check out their website at www.artsconnect.ca.

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Local hip-hop crew Indelible will trumpet the release of their latest album, Our Present Future, with a CD release party this weekend in Coquitlam. Slated for Saturday, Dec. 4 at Roo’s Pub, the show will also feature supporting acts GroundBreakers and The Scale Breakers. The two-man Indelible group consists of brothers Jay. T Edmundson and Lee T. Edmundson, who go by the stage monikers of J Thorn and illucid, respectively. Since forming in 2007, the group has shared the stage with hip-hop luminaries like Zion I, Choclair, Brass Tackz and Fatty Down. Jay T. Edmundson owns and operates

Paranoyd Sound Studios in Port Moody, and both band members are CoquitlamMaillardville MLA Diane Thorne’s sons. Saturday’s show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. For more info, see www.indeliblehiphop.com.

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unning now through Jan. 8, artist Marcus Bowcott details his tie to local waterways in an exhibit at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre, titled Cut Blocks, Stacks and Bundles. Covering off on paintings and sculptures, Bowcott’s works celebrate the beauty of local bodies of water while exploring how human evolution has impacted and altered environments. The North Van native currently teaches drawing and painting at Capilano University, and his works have been shown across the world. For more information on the exhibit, see www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.


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Chamber chair speaks to PoCo Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce board chair Stephanie Booth aimed to clear up confusion recently about comments made on the Evergreen Line earlier this fall. Booth spoke as a delegation at Port Coquitlam’s council meeting Nov. 22 to provide an update on chamber activities and accomplishments. After Booth’s presentation, Mayor Greg Moore offered her an opportunity to clarify comments published in another newspaper about bringing the Evergreen Line to Port Coquitlam. The article stated that Port Coquitlam doesn’t have the density to support an Evergreen Line station and that PoCo commuters should instead focus their energies on getting improved West Coast Express service. “I don’t know if you’re aware, council, but I was presented with the document from TransLink that was prepared by TransLink, and I was actually reading from the document prepared by

Stephanie Booth TransLink. It was not my position. It is not the chamber’s position at all. We’ve supported rapid transit to the northeast sector for over 10 years now,” Booth said. “Where they’re stopping the Evergreen Line is not where we want to have it stopped. So I just wanted that clarified. … I apologize for being taken completely out of context, but I was reading from that document when I was misquoted.” Coun. Darrell Penner expressed thanks for Booth’s explanation. “Thanks for the clarification because certainly we heard a lot from various businesses in the community and, really, they questioned that quite

a bit — very quickly too,” Penner said. Booth also explained the chamber’s fee for service to council members. “Over the past year, it’s become apparent to me that we, the chamber, lack clarity regarding our fee for service. The cities, including Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, pay the chamber an annual fee for delivering tourism services to the area. We are the red caboose,” she said. “One function that we perform, simply stated — the chamber is a tourist and general information centre. We are the face of the Tri-Cities and we welcome thousands of visitors each year. We provide maps, brochures and pamphlets, as well as assist with hotel reservations. “We’ve worked to create and publish a Tri-Cities visitors’ choice, a navigational tourism tool for our area that also contains opportunities for businesses to advertise.” She said the chamber represents about 850 members, with small businesses making up 85 per cent of the total.

Take Pain Out of the Picture With ACUPUNCTURE

Jane Wang says she has over 34 years of experience as an Acupuncturist. Three of Janes patients attest to the effectiveness of Acupuncture. 1. Mr. Gao is 58 years-old and contracted Shingles with bubbles around the waist area. It caused him a lot of pain for about three months. After Acupuncture treatment, he is free of pain. 2. Mrs. Yong is 52 years-old and complained of headaches and hearing sounds inside her head. She also complained she had ringing in her ears and had difficulties hearing. She came for help and after two sessions plus some TCM medicine, she can now hear normally. 3. Scott is 23 years-old and a senior at SFU. He coughed continually for 3 years but stopped completely after just 3 treatments. He is now strong and coughs no more. Jane says the clinic can help such problems as Arthritis, Shingles, Deftness, Allergies, Infections, Backaches, Rheumatism, Over-weight, Scatica, Knee/Neck/Shoulder Pain, Migrains, Headaches, Hemmroids, Stroke, Insomnia, Coughes, & Quit Smoking

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POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS—COQUITLAM When: November 29, 2010 to March 31, 2011 Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger.

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Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in the Coquitlam area.

Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards. For more information about our current work or other vegetation management practices, please call Ken Laturnus, your area coordinator of Vegetation Maintenance, at 604 469 8809.

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VIGIL: Local grandmothers held a candlelight vigil Tuesday morning outside of Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore’s office, in response to a call to action by the national advocacy committee of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. The group supports African grandmothers who are raising millions of children orphaned by AIDS. Today (Dec. 1) is World Aids Day. The Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign is hoping to call attention to Bill C-393, which is designed to remove red tape in Canada’s access to medicines regime. “We are disappointed in James Moore’s failure to support Bill C-393, which would bring Canada’s access to medicines regime into line with the needs of communities in sub-Saharan Africa affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic,” Kathleen Wallace-Deering, a Coquitlam resident and co-chair of the national advocacy committee of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, said in a press release.

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The Tri-Cities Arts Door Project is hosting an information-sharing session tomorrow (Thursday) about how inclusive the local arts and cultural industry is for immigrant youth. The Arts Door youth leadership team, made up of 14 newcomer youths, will share its preliminary research on how accessible opportunities are for immigrant and newcomer youth in the Tri-Cities arts and culture area. Their research is based on survey responses from 28 businesses and organizations in the industry. The youth leadership team will present their results as well as a cultural competency report card for the Tri-Cities. The free event will include an interactive discussion and visioning session to gain community perspectives on how to improve opportunities for newcomer youth in this field. The session is geared for organizations that would like to actively engage immigrant and newcomer youth in programs and volunteer opportunities. It is also aimed at community members who would like to see the Tri-Cities provide welcoming, inclusive and diverse work environments. The Arts Door Project is delivered by SUCCESS in partnership with B.C. Healthy Communities. B.C.’s Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Initiative will fund Thursday’s event. The session takes place Dec. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room of the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library. Snacks will be provided. To attend, RSVP to youth co-ordinator Wendy Loudon at wendy.loudon@success. bc.ca.

100 visitors will receive a free swag bag full of treats. For more information, visit www.babyvibe.ca/xmasfair.

for new and expecting parents to families with school-aged children. Organizers say the first

dozen vendors ranging from online stores to natural skincare products, locally made gifts and organic clothing, all

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Community You have the power.

SHARE expects 1,900 Tri-City families will register for Christmas hampers this year... Gabrielle Beer/NOW

HANDCRAFTED ORIGINALS: Meghan, left, and Andrea Henderson enjoy the Winter Artisans Fair at Leigh Square Community Arts Village. Missed the two-day festival? The 30th annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale, featuring 120 vendors, is set to take place from Dec. 3 to 5 at Poirier Community Centre, 624 Poirier St. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and children. Call 604-469-9669 for information.

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is required for free program. Information: 604-927-7999. Hyde Creek Watershed Society meets at 7:15 p.m. at Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Information: 604-461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org. Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meet at 1 p.m. in the McDonald Cartier Room at Dogwood Pavilion. Membership is $10 per year. Information: Roy at 604-939-0303. Coquitlam Women Helping Others (WHO) meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Widows and single women over 50 welcome. Information: 604-464-2058. Recovery International meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at the Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre, 2232 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam. Information: Phyllis at 604-931-5945. SHARE alcohol and drug program staff wraps up its education series with a discussion on Stage 2 recovery and what life in the future looks like at 7 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Information: 604-936-3900.

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yet again to put on Santa’s Christmas ships for another holiday season. Santa will cruise on the wooden Kona Kai to the Belcarra public dock. There are plenty of viewing areas to watch the decorated ships, and residents are encouraged to flash their house lights as they pass.

Poirier Community Centre hosts the 30th annual Coquitlam Craft Sale from 5 to 9 p.m. at 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. More than 120 local crafters will sell jewelry, pottery, sewing, photography, wood work, metal art, food and more. Place Maillardville con-

tinues its series on baby’s first year with a “salsa babies” presentation with Lara Leontowich of Runners and Booties Fitness at 1:45 p.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. SHARE Family & Community Services Society  CONTINUED ON PAGE 22. TELUS AUTHORIZED DEALERS Vancouver 551 Robson St. Bentall Tower Three Oakridge Centre Pacific Centre 2163 West 4th Ave. 2338 Cambie St. 925 West Georgia St. 689 Thurlow St. 1855 Burrard St. 3121 West Broadway 2748 Rupert St. 950 West Broadway 1707 Robson St. 1092 Kingsway 3490 Kingsway

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St. Andrew’s United Church hosts three nights of a commuter’s sanctuary from 5 to 7 p.m. at 2318 St. Johns St. in Port Moody. With the weeks leading up to Christmas filled with long to-do lists, the church is offering commuters a rest stop at the end of the day to sit in a sanctuary of peace and quiet — allowing people to collect their thoughts and prepare their hearts for the holidays. Information: 604-939-5513. Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce holds a networking breakfast at the PoCo Inn and Suites Hotel, 1545 Lougheed Hwy., from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Advance registration is required. Information: www. tricitieschamber.com or 604464-2716. Société francophone de Maillardville partners with Educacentre College to offer French workshops for job seekers at 10 a.m. at 942-B Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. Participants will review their French resumé, prepare for interviews and

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GETTING IN THE SPIRIT: Mia Chambers, aged 10 months, gets her photo taken with Santa at Christmas celebrations in Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square. Festivities at Saturday’s event included carolling, a lighting ceremony and holiday ornament making. If you missed PoCo’s event, there are two major Christmas events this weekend: Light up the Square, set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1120 Brunette Ave. and Envision Financial Light the Lake Festival, set for 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park.

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Meditation is more than just relaxation tions, we can master and tranSome, in our practice, will scend them. discover insights into our Some forms of meditation lives. With diligence we may use mantras — sounds, words discover that we have transor phrases that facilitate formed our ways of thinking, insight or transformation. The feeling and being, living our classical mantra is “Aum.” lives from a new perspective. You could imagine it as the We are complex physical, sound of each of the vowels intellectual and emotional — a, e, i, o, u — beings. At any blended together one time, we posinto a humming sess conflicting sound, symbolizmotivations, feeling the vibration ings, desires and underlying all of thoughts. Without existence. awareness, mindWhen a medifulness, discipline tation gong is and deliberation, Health Wise sounded, it can we can react to others and the cirDr. Davidicus Wong remind the listener to return cumstances of our to mindfulness, lives, carried away questioning, “What am I by emotion. doing? What am I thinking? Yet meditation is not What am I feeling?” In my a denial of your negative life, meditation gongs include thoughts, feelings and physthe ring of a telephone or the ical sensations. It is a means vibration of a pager, promptto gain greater awareness of ing me to be centred and to them, accept their existence, respond mindfully. perceive their source and Physical pain and other recognize that we need not symptoms can serve as succumb to them. Knowing meditation gongs, raising that we are more than these our awareness of changes in thoughts, feelings and sensa-

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our bodies. Strong emotions can also serve as meditation gongs. I call my own method of meditation, “Seven Questions, Seven Mantras.” The seven questions increase my awareness of my present state. They are a call to return to mindfulness. What am I feeling? What am I thinking? What am I doing? What am I saying? How am I relating? What do I see? Who am I? The seven mantras answer each question as an affirmation of my ideals. Feel your breath. Think on peace. Walk in grace. Speak the truth. Express love. See beauty. Experience wonder. In upcoming columns, I will walk you through the seven steps. • Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician at PrimeCare Medical. His Health Wise column appears regularly in this paper and his Internet radio show, Positive Potential Medicine, can be heard on pwrnradio.com.

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kicks off another season of its gift wrap booth at Coquitlam Centre, which allows people to get their gifts wrapped for a donation or a toy for a child in the Tri-Cities. Volunteers needed. Information: Ruth at 604-529-5104. SATURDAY, DEC. 4 Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts the Celebration of Ability of contributions to the Poirier Community Centre community by people with disabilhosts the 30th annual Coquitlam ities. Seating is limited, and RSVP Craft Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is required. Information: 604-464at 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. 2716 or www.tricitieschamber.com. events@thenownews.com More than 120 local crafters will Second Storey Theatre presents sell jewelry, pottery, sewing, phoUnder the Christmas Tree, an tography, wood work, metal art, interactive comedy musical, at 7:30 food and more. p.m. Performances run Fridays and Saturdays Place des Arts joins forces with Place until Dec. 18, with 2 p.m. matinées scheduled Maillardville and other Carré Heritage Square for Dec. 11 and 18. Tickets are $5 for adults or groups to host Light up the Square: A Lantern $4 for child with cash and food donation to the Affair from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1120 Brunette Ave., SHARE food bank. Information: 604-927-8400 Coquitlam. Free holiday event features fun for or www.table23.com. whole family. Info: www.placedesarts.ca. Parkwood Manor sneak peak grand openGaby Davis Foundation holds a Christmas ing from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1142 Dufferin St. in market from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring a host Coquitlam. Afternoon features entertainof vendors at River Springs Recreation ment, refreshments, tree trimming and more. Centre, 1950 Lodge Dr. in Port Coquitlam. Information: 604-941-7651. Information: www.gabydavisfoundation.com or Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 604-464-4229. 108 weekly social bingo at 1 p.m. in the Mike Coquitlam Chorale presents its annual Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion. There are Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at Evergreen 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25. New Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way. Tickets

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are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Information: Michelle at 604-944-1366. Burrard Yacht Club and Reed Point Marina team up with local power squadrons to put on Santa’s Christmas ships for another season. The ships will cruise along the Dollarton shoreline to Deep Cove and into Bedwell Bay. There are plenty of viewing areas to watch decorated ships, and residents are encouraged to flash their house lights as they pass. Babyvibe.ca hosts its annual holiday family fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre and Galleria of Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Admission is free, and includes a visit with Santa. Vendors will be on site featuring a variety of products. Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 133 plays host to a breakfast with Santa community fundraiser from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 and include scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, sausages and a beverage. Activities for the kids and bake sale available. Information: Sherry at 604-942-2482. Save-On-Foods Pinetree Village hosts TV personality Mike McCardell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a book signing of Everything Works. Partial proceeds of the book support Variety The Children’s Charity. Marriage Transformation LLC holds a workshop called Marriage: Fortress of Well-Being from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the David Lam campus

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First Memorial Burkeview Chapel holds its fifth annual Hope for the Holidays Christmas service at 2 p.m. at its Port Coquitlam location, 1340 Dominion Ave. The service provides an opportunity for those who have died and are missed to be remembered during one of the toughest times of the year. All welcome. Refreshments will follow the service. Information: 604-944-4128. Port Moody Station Museum holds its annual holiday tea on the train from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, and no reservations are required. The museum is located at 2734 Murray St. Information: 604-939-1648. Coquitlam Chorale presents its annual Christmas concert at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Information: Michelle at 604-944-1366. Poirier Community Centre hosts the 30th annual Coquitlam Craft Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. More than 120 local crafters will sell jewelry, pottery, sewing, photography, wood work, metal art, food and more.

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Illustrated exhibits identify a surprising number of native plants and animals thriving in the volcanic barrens. Rangers offer guided interpretive hikes and supply us with detailed maps. We opt for the selfguided Sulphur Banks hike, as one ranger nods and says, “Depending on how much you linger, connecting trails will loop you back here in less than an hour.” Starting at the nearby Volcano Art Center, an easy paved trail leads us from dense foliage and out onto boardwalks zigzagging through the treeless sulphur banks. Here, seeping sulphuric gasses enshroud the landscape in these mystical coppery-red surroundings. Up ahead, we marvel at hundreds of tiny purple orchids growing amid thickets of feathery red blossoms. Returning to the car past stunted trees grow-

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“must-see” exhibits explain how volcanoes are studied and monitored. They include equipment used by scientists past and present, working seismographs, climate maps and charred gear from scientists who got too close to molten lava. Murals dramatically depict ancient Hawaiians amid blistering eruptions. On a previous visit we’d teetered along this massive caldera’s craggy lip and watched white tropic birds float on thermals deep inside the volcano’s heart. Though crusted over since 1967, its boiling lava lake had once inspired Mark Twain to hike this same rim, high above legendary volcano goddess Pele’s home. As they’ve done for centuries, kahuna priests still place flower offerings on Pele’s doorstep, hoping to appease her blazing wrath. Kilauea’s newest plumes billow from a recent vent on Halema’uma’u’s floor. “In 2008, Halema’uma’u’s floor experienced its first eruption since 1924,” our guide says. “It covered parts of Crater Rim Drive with debris, damaging the overlook. Extreme sulphur dioxide levels forced road and trail closures. A few days later, brown-grey ash replaced

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Luxuriant rainforest dwarfs visitors walking along a trail at Thurston Lava Tube. explosive noxious gasses. But most exciting of all, live lava splattered around this vent, activity not seen since 1982. Its glow can still be seen at night.” Road closures prevent us from proceeding down Chain of Craters Road to the Pu’u o’o cone, its lava flowing continuously for more than 27 years. We recalled marching across endless day-old lava fields there not so long ago. Brilliant iridescent rainbows shimmered on the new, shiny black lava. Guides had shown

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Road trip may allow Express to exhale

Injuries and losses have overshadowed some good efforts and nice scholarship deals for the Coquitlam Express. The junior hockey club has lost five straight — and will finish the month of November in seventh place. Although one instinct may be to start trading veterans for young prospects and future considerations, the management is taking a cautious approach as the Dec. 1 carding deadline arrives. “We like our team and we think we are better than our record indicates,” said president and general manager Darcy Rota. “Our confidence is a little fragile and what we need is a win to break out of it.” It was two more home-ice losses on the weekend, 5-2 to Victoria on Friday and 7-5 to Penticton a day later. Without the services of Mitchell Deacon, Alex Petan and Malcolm McKinney, the squad lacked its third- and fourth-line depth. The attack was led by first liners Destry Straight, Garrick Perry and Brad Reid on Saturday, with Reid’s third period tally giving Coquitlam a brief 5-4 lead. Penticton potted two goals in a span of two minutes to retake the lead, and scored into the empty net to lock up the victory. Against Victoria, the Express briefly stole ahead 2-1 early in the second only to have the visiting Grizzlies roar back with four unanswered goals. “It’s a very competitive conference, anyone can beat anyone,” Rota added. “Everyone, and we’ve been talking, is trying to improve.” All teams will have their options reduced today when they cut down to a player/card total of 25. The Express currently have 23 signed and one — defenceman Matt Mazarollo — on injured reserve. Recent additions Mike Krgovich and Cole Gelley have fit in well, Rota noted, with Krgovich posting a point-agame pace in Express colours. Getting a more consistent performance at every position is what will turn things around. Coquitlam currently clings to the seventh and final playoff spot — one point ahead of Cowichan Valley — with a 1013-1-5 record. On the positive side of the ledger, Reid inked a scholarship deal with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for next season, while rookie sniper Destry Straight returned from a flydown with a commitment to NCAA Div. I Boston College. Coquitlam starts a five-game road trip tonight in Surrey, followed by a weekend swing in Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Powell River.

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Coquitlam nabs soccer Super Y title Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com They come from across the Lower Mainland, and many have spent a great part of their pre-teen and teen soccer years battling each other for the ball. For one whirlwind tournament last week in Florida, this group of 23 keen soccer players were united for Coquitlam Metro-Ford and Canada, pulling off an incredible 3-2 win over Tampa Bay Premier at the Super Y League’s Soccerfest under-15 boys North American championships. From the beginning of their journey to the emotional end, which evolved from a massive group hug into

an impromptu chorus of Oh Canada, it was the sum of the whole that produced the result. Coquitlam edged hometown Tampa in penalty kicks, with Matthew Fujii delivering the decisive strike. “I was just hoping to be in,” said Fujii, who was inserted back in the lineup during the final moments of overtime to make him eligible for penalty kicks. “I’ve taken a lot [of penalty kicks] and for my club team I’m a perfect three-for-three.” Make it four-for-four. Fujii slid the ball calmly into the lower corner to give Metro-Ford a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks and the Y-League win. The decision to put the Port Moody defender back on the pitch was a collaborative one, spurred on by a

couple of his teammates who knew of Fujii’s deftness in the shootout situation. “It was (players) Chad de Boer and Andre Pietramala who ran to the sidelines during the overtime to beg us to get Matthew on the field,” recalled head coach Dan Jones, who skippers Coquitlam Metro Ford u16 Barca during the regular season. “[Assistant coach Peter Price Jr.] and I looked at each other puzzled but Matthew has come through for me before during our provincial run three years previously... When Matthew stepped up to hit his PK with all that confidence in his stride, I knew it was fate.” Cue the celebration.  CONT. ON PAGE 26, see PLAYERS UNITE ...

Ravens ready to rumble with Fighting Irish

You can’t say that the Terry Fox Ravens are following in anyone’s footsteps. The senior AAA football team, whose program has fostered two B.C. champions in the previous four years along with a pair of junior crowns in that span as well, isn’t expecting past experience to give them an edge. When they square off against the Vancouver College Fighting Irish on Saturday (7 p.m. at the PNE’s Empire Field), the 11-0 Ravens will be carving out a similar path as the 2008 and ’06 editions — but on their own terms. And that suits everyone just fine. “We’re creating our own legacy, we don’t really look back at (past championships),” said Fox quarterback Cam Canales. “What they did was great, but it doesn’t mean anything if we don’t win the championship (this Saturday).” Coming off a powerful 46-13 triumph last Saturday over their district rival Centennial Centaurs, the Ravens have a whole heap of momentum to build upon. They also secured a preseason 19-14 win over Van College on Sept. 10, a nice notch in the belt that truly means nothing now. Just like their previous championship runs. “Two years ago is two years ago, it’s history,” said co-coach Tom Kudaba. “We obviously have a strong program and we want to maintain what we do and come back with another one.” Van College is no slouch, either, advancing to the final with a 27-3 win over former No. 1-ranked W.J. Mouat. The Fighting Irish have won their last 11 games, and have surrendered just 11 points over their last four games. Their last trip to a B.C. senior final came in 2006, where Fox pulled out a dramatic 21-18 decision. On Saturday, the Ravens were led by Jared Soll’s 178 yards on 24 carries, including three touchdowns. The PoCo crew tore cavernous holes through a ruffled Centennial line, with Soll opening the scoring on a 10-yard run. Jacob Patko made it 15-0 when he intercepted a Bobby Pospischil pass and returned it for an 84-yard major. Soll collected his second, on a 26yard run early in the second quarter, and Centennial got on the board when Cole Milton pushed across on a twoyard push with seconds left in the half. However, it was the Ravens who responded in the second half, with Soll dashing in from 16 yards to make it 27-7, followed by Jordan Wicki’s 12yard run. Another Patko interception led to the lone TD pass — Canales hit Patko on a 12-yard TD play to start the fourth quarter. Centennial’s Jason Buren broke through and scored from 43 yards, the

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REACH FOR THE SKY: Terry Fox Ravens’ Ben Sharpe, left, tries to beat Centennial Centaurs’ Nathan Lund to the ball during a long pass play Saturday at the AAA boys B.C. High School football semifinals at UBC. first time since September that Fox has surrendered two touchdowns in a game. Capping it on the last drive of the day was Mark Casuga, from six yards. Soll also tacked on six tackles, three assists and two quarterback sacks. Canales was successful on five of his six

pass attempts, good for 65 yards, while Colin Livingston chipped in four tackles and three assists. “Our defence is obviously very strong, we work hard at it,” said Kudaba, who works the defensive side. “There’s a bit of pride that we develop. I don’t like to see anybody score on us at

all but we were able to put (Centennial) in situations where we could dictate what they had to do. “Every team that starts out is trying to get to the final and we were able to do it. That was our goal. Now we’ve got to come back for the big piece of the pie, if we can.”


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Late rally lifts Ravens past Yale

43 rivals in the newly revamped Credit them for coming back, Fraser Valley North league. but dock them points for falling Last year, the Ravens and behind in the first place. Riverside Rapids were slotted in a For the Terry Fox Ravens senior division with Pitt Meadows, Maple boys basketball team, Monday’s Ridge and points east, exhibition opening losing their natural 70-67 win over the rivals like Centennial, defending B.C. chamPort Moody and pion Yale Lions was a Gleneagle. This year, case of winning ugly. sports@thenownews.com the North zone has Ranked fourth in expanded to incorpothe 2010-11 AAA hoop rate all eight District preseason poll, the 43 teams, Pitt Meadows, and two Ravens suffered through bouts of Surrey schools — Fraser Heights inconsistency in the opener of the and North Surrey. Maple Ridge Valley Challenge tournament in moves to Abbotsford West league. Abbotsford and had head coach “I’d like to have Maple Ridge Rich Chambers shaking his head. “We were up and down, it wasn’t back in, but it’s better that we’re with (District 43), the Heritage spectacular but we played OK,” Woods, Centennials,” he noted. “It said Chambers, who altered his was the right decision.” assessment after a brief pause. “We In other action, Riverside hosts actually played very poorly, and we Elgin Park tonight, 7:30 p.m. were down 16 with six minutes to go. In most cases you’re just not BC soccer championship going to win those.” called due to snow At the half, the Lions led 33-27 but Fox came out hungry with For the high school senior AAA 10 straight points to grab a fourboys soccer set, there is no Santa point lead. It didn’t last long, as Claus. last year’s champions responded in The 16 teams that were to play kind with 10 consecutive buckets and decide last weekend the best and seemed to build from there. in the province saw the B.C. chamYale increased that lead by takpionship tournament at Burnaby ing advantage of some sketchy Lakes cancelled due to field clodefensive work until Fox got back sures. on track. They cooled off the No. Both the Port Moody Blues 10-ranked Lions and proceeded to and Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils rack up just enough points to win. had qualified for the provincials “We kind of jacked it up defen— with the Blue Devils sitting as sively, but up to that point we the defending champions. weren’t very good and we were just “Unfortunately the soccer outplayed.” commission and its participatSenior forward Matt Trimble ing schools needed to make the led the way with 21 points, while decision to postpone these chamGrade 11 forward Ryan Schlater pionships hopefully until the chipped in 14, including a handful spring 2011 due to the fields being during the late rally. Chipping in closed due to snow,” wrote B.C. with 10 was Bret Macdonald. Secondary Schools Soccer comFox faced the No. 1-ranked missioner Don Moslin in a press Burnaby South Rebels on Tuesday release. (past NOW deadline). “The decision with granting the While he wasn’t overly pleased soccer commission permission with his team’s performance in to hold this event in the spring the preseason opener, Chambers is of 2011 lies with the B.C. School happy to be back with his District Sports board of directors.”

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PUT UP YOUR HANDS: Douglas College’s (from left) Jacquelyn Holmes, Avneet Shokar, and Cara Fogliato play it at the net during their game against Camosun College last month. Douglas is still hunting for its first win of the college season.

Johansen gets jr. national camp call

Port Moody’s Ryan Johansen is heading to camp. The 18-year-old star centreman for the Portland Winterhawks was one of 39 players invited to compete for a spot on the Canadian junior national team for the upcoming 2011 world junior championships. The camp meets Dec. 1215 in Toronto. Johansen, who was selected fourth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2010 NHL entry draft, currently sits third in team scoring with 13 goals and 15 assists in 26 games this season. The six-foot-three pivot debuted last year with 25 goals and 44 assists in 71 games. The world junior championships run Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Port Moody on four-game streak

The Port Moody Black Panthers added two more wins to the pile, doubling Mission 4-2 and edging Abbotsford 5-4 on the weekend. Cam Lawson and Richard Moul each scored and set up another on Sunday, as the junior B hockey club built up a 3-1 lead on Mission. Joel Hamilton and Jamie Lively also tallied. A day earlier, the Panthers grabbed a 3-0 lead on markers by Jackson Hewitt, Trevor Kang (shorthanded) and Brandon Millin before Abbotsford closed the gap to 3-2. Julian Klaric and Tyler Basham restored a comfortable edge before the visitors made it a one-goal game.

Scott Creek sweeps District final

The Scott Creek Middle boys volleyball team collected the district title last month by blanking Citadel 2-0 in the final. It was a close contest, but Scott Creek prevailed over its PoCo rival 25-18 and 25-22. In the semifinal, they defeated Minnekhada by another narrow 2-0 decision, winning the first set 25-21 and needing extra points to complete the sweep 29-27.

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“It was the best feeling I’ve ever had, winning that,” striker Jorge Brizuela said. The 14-year-old striker scored twice in the team’s 3-0 semifinal victory over TSF Academy of New Jersey a day earlier, a game that Fujii had to sit out due to a red card received on a hand ball in the final round-robin match. In the final, Coquitlam had to reclaim the momentum that was stolen away on a controversial call with four minutes left in regulation that set up Tampa’s tying tally. In overtime, both teams played cautiously and neither could put anything past the netminders. Then came penalty kicks, with the visitors winning the toss and electing

to shoot first. Captain Adam Jones buried the first goal, followed by a Tampa tally. First-year player Jacob Gosse hit the post, but was backed up by netminder Cameron Frost’s first of two huge stops. Goals by Lucas Krivak and Razvan Gheorghe put Coquitlam in a 3-1 lead, with Tampa adding one to put the best-of-five down to the next shooter. And Fujii didn’t flinch. For the Port Moody defender, getting another chance on the pitch was redemption of sorts. “I wasn’t too happy about the call (in the team’s 3-1 win over Wellington),” Fujii said. “When I got my chance, I just picked a corner and shot it.” For Surrey’s James Najman, every game he plays is a great game.

Najman created the first goal in the final, when his shot deflected in off a defender. After Tampa tied it, Najman renewed Coquitlam’s lead midway through the second half by calmly slotting home the apparent go-ahead marker on a nice setup from Gosse. Playing his fifth game in five days, this time under 28-degree heat, took its toll. But Najman says his own personal battle with Crohn’s Disease has meant he gives his all whenever he’s able to play. “I’ve had a lot of support from the doctors and people at Children’s Hospital,” Najman said. “It’s been hard because throughout the year I am sick, but it hasn’t stopped me from playing soccer and living my dream.” Coach Jones said the call that led

to the tying marker was a stinger, but wasn’t going to decide the final. After giving the referee his opinion, the coaching staff turned to the players. “We actually played better after that and had more chances in overtime,” said Jones. “There were many times in the game that it could have been acceptable for the boys to just accept that being in the final was good enough. “We prepared them too well and we picked players with too much character for that.” Frost, who shared the netminding duties with Dylan Payne throughout the tourney, including the final, was voted the MVP for his standout performance. After Fujii’s goal locked up the win, the players erupted in an emotional

heap, ending up with a rousing rendition of the national anthem. “It was a huge hug, everyone was celebrating and it got pretty emotional,” said Najman. The players, a majority who were on last year’s fifth-place finish, will enjoy the victory as they head off to their various club teams. The squad consists of: Coquitlam natives Jorge Brizuela, Cristiano Ciccone, Dylan Payne and Luigi Polisi; PoCo’s Aria Sarhangpour; Port Moody’s Matthew Fujii, Adam Jones, Lucas Krivak and Andre Pietramala; Abbotsford’s Manpreet Deol and Jacob Gosse; Burnaby’s Tyler Leonard; Langley’s Chad de Boer; Surrey’s Cameron Frost, Mark George, Razvan Gheorghe, Jun Lee and James Najman. The team is coached by Dan


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

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Carriers

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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com nfo@canscribe.com

General Employment

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DON GUACAMOLE’S seeking F/T Food Serv. Supervisor. Comp. highschool & sev. yrs of exp. a must. Spanish lang. an asset but not mandatory. $13.50/hr. oviedo781@hotmail.com

WELCOME WAGON offers a part-time career opportunity in the Poco and Port Moody area. Must have a vehicle & a computer.

Call Pat 604-596-8577

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

CAREER FAIR!

Donating clothes to Big Brothers will help kids like me get a Big Brother.

General Employment

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Announcements

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Call 678-1065 winterbreakwork.ca

We Offer: • Health Benefits • Company Pension • Dedicated Fleet Managers • Pre-Planned Dispatch

DINEEN, ELIE Mark. Anyone knowing his whereabouts, from formerly the Langley area, call 604-240-0597 regarding an estate, due to a death in your family.

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Career Services/ Job Search

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

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Thursday, Dec. 2nd • 9:30 to 3:30

BCIT- Downtown Vancouver Campus: Room 280 - 555 Seymour Street Bring your resume and 3 professional references.

Paladin Security is expanding and we are looking for people to join our team!

We offer:

• Superior Industry Wages • Comprehensive Benefits Package • Internal Growth Opportunities • Flexible Working Schedules

• Extensive Training Opportunities • Industry Leading Rewards and Recognition Program • Full & Part Time Positions

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in Delta requires Chefs Minimum 3-5 yrs commercial exp., Grade 12, prep. & cook authentic Japanese menu items, ensure food quality & portion control, develop & create menu, skills at dealing with kitchen & staff. Train & instruct cooks, speaking Korean is an asset, Perm. F/T $19/hr 40 hrs/week. Please Send resume: ydoyasushi@gmail.com or 1350 56 St Delta, BC V4L 2A4

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Trades/Technical

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Journeyman Mechanic with Ford diesel training. Excellent benefit package and competitive wages, full-time position. Apply in person to Service Manager at S.L. Ford Sales in Slave Lake, Alberta. Fax resume to 780-849-3333 or email to k-riddel@dealeremail.com. TECHNICIAN REQUIRED. Bow Valley Ford, Canmore, Alberta. Great working conditions in a very busy shop with great rates & full benefits package. Contact Joe Hawkeye, 403-679-2270. Fax 403-679-2271. Email: jhawkeye@bowvalleyford.com.

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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EDUCATION

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FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62! Coquitlam: Dec 18 or Jan 15 Burnaby: Dec 11 or Jan 8 Also Van • Sry • Rcmd • M.Ridge Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

PETS & LIVESTOCK

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Cats

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Dogs

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Dogs

HEATED HOODED cat bed, and adjustable black soft sided carrying case. 604-824-8487

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

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Dogs

2 AKC registered Yorkie terriers jmdouglas001@gmail.com

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Pups, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed. $950. Chwk. 1-604-794-3561

FEMALE MALTIPOO. 2 Yrs old. Sweet tempered. Fully trained. All shots. $600. Call 604-514-3598

BICHON/SHIH ZU pups, view parents, 1 shot vet ck. rdy, Dec 15 dep req. $450.00 604 936 6604

BLACK LAB puppies 1 shots, dewormed, PB non reg, $300. 604-819-1729 or 604-794-3438

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

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Career Services/ Job Search

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; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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HOTTEST JOBS

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

AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL PUPS. Purebred, white, vetchecked, all shots, tails docked. $400. 604-858-5528 AMERICAN PIT BULL puppies $500, 9 wks, 2 male, 2 female, 1st shots, vet check 604-828-8819 www.thunderkennel.webs.com AUSTRALIAN BLUE HEELER pups. 1st shots, vet ✔, ready to go. View parents. 604-572-7249

BLK LAB pups 2 M & 2 F, family raised ready Dec 11., vet checked $600. 604-991-4158 Chilliwack

BOXER - CKC registered. Flashy fawn male boxers. Champion dam. Top lines. Mom is pictured at boxerdog.ca/jewel. $975/each. Call 604-596-2090 or 604-614-0952 or 604-792-9003 BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 3 flashy brindle males, 1 reverse, chipped, wormed & shots, ready now, 604-987-0020

Christmas Calendar MARKETPLACE

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Fairs/Bazaars

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

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Fairs/Bazaars

Unique Hand Carved Wood Crafts, Teak Furniture at Wholesale prices! Unit 28-145 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam Open Sat/Sun 11-5. 604-338-0850

Decorations/ Trees

simon fraser student society's 27th annual

You don’t want to miss this one. Some specials.

Thai Styles Home Decor Warehouse Sale

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Appliances

For Sale Miscellaneous

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624 POIRIER STREET Friday, Dec. 3rd................5-9pm Saturday, Dec. 4th ........ 10-4pm Sunday, Dec. 5th ........... 11-4pm

Adult Admission $2.00 Over 120 Crafts people have created the most amazing array of beautiful gift items for everyone on your Christmas list. Contact Samantha MacDonald 604-469-9669 coquitlamcrafts@canada.com

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in Christmas till online! Dec. 25 Classifieds – inCorner print and

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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Look stunning in real designer clothing such as Ed Hardy & Christian Audigier’s t-shirts, hoodies & jeans. Barely worn & in like new condition. Downsizing wardrobe. Serious buyers only, for more info pls contact: 604-880-0288

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Fuel

FULL YEAR SEASONED Alder, Birch & Maple Firewood, Split & Delivered. 604-825-9264

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LAB PUPPIES ready to go vet ✔ dewormed & vac. yellow, choc & blk females $475. 604-793-5185

LAB PUPS CKC Reg’d Yellows & Blacks Good Temp. Shots & Tattooed. $750. 604-377-0820

LAB PUPS, yellow, m/f, shots, dewormed, $450. family raised Call 604-701-1587

Adjustable Sealy Queen Bed with frame Frame rests on 4 wheels with breaks and comes with a head board mount. The head and foot part can be adjusted separately from each other and each part has a massage feature, easily controlled via included remote control. The bed comes with Primu dreamer memory foam mattress in a Tempurpedic breathable/waterproof mattress cover. The bed has never been in contact with smoke, pets and has no damage (spillage, burns etc.). Similar models sell for $5000, paid $3800 6 months ago. Willing to part for $2900obo. Call 778-384-1210

Lumber/Building Supplies

LAB X Husky pups, well mannered, indr trained, beautiful green eyes$350 Al 604-834-4300 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES for sale. Family-farm raised, great family dog, low-shedding. Vetchecked, de-wormed, 1st shots. $400. 778-888-9132 LAB/RETR. PUPS:FIRST shots/ dewormed. 3 black males left. 7wks on Nov.29. 604-856-8636 PITBULL PUPS, Blue Nose Rasors Edge/Gotti Lines. Wide Low & Very Bullie. $1000, call/text for info 604-819-6006 RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK pups, 1 shots, dewormed, only 3 left $1000. Ph 604-845-4113

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STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-ofseason factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE-1-800-668-5111 ext.170.

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JENNY - Lab Ret/Kelpie X/Large/ Young/Female. Sweet energetic girl needs a break. Easy in the home. Loves hiking/swimming/ toys/hugs. playful growl & boisterous with other dogs. Wary of strangers/new situations & will alert bark. Blooms with consistent handlers. A more rural, quiet home may be best. Visit the dogs at Vancouver Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave 604-871-6885.

Furniture

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MEN’S CLOTHING FOR SALE

Promote your Craft Fairs, Christmas Events and Services …and because we like Christmas as much as you do we are offering

For Sale Miscellaneous

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GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies, males, ready to go, dewormed, shots, $600. 604-792-9850

Furniture

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The Coquitlam Now has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.


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Dogs

RARE! CHOCOLATE, Blue French Bulldogs, 604-802-6934 www.westcoastrarebulldogs.com

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Dogs

ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, CKC Reg. Malti V-1 rated, top blood lines, Health Cert. 604-535-9994

Dogs

SIBERIAN HUSKY Timberwolf pups, $1,100. 250-295-6280 normanstd@yahoo.com

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Livestock/ Poultry

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Childcare Available

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Metaphysical

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Travel Destinations

SUNNY SPRING Specials At Florida’s Best Beach New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800-541-9621.

ACROSS

1. Slang for debutante 4. Gymnastic floor pad 7. ___-Magnon man 10. Hear ye 12. NYC musical theater 14. Swiss river 15. Tabula ___: table of alphabets 17. Israeli dance 18. Interpret 19. Trickeries 20. Bears 22. OM (var.) 23. Roman household god

DOWN

1. Many backs 2. Fits over eye 3. Grew into 4. A great rani 5. ____ and Andy, radio & TV show 6. Seamen 7. Pauses 8. Radioactivity unit 9. Mined metal mineral 11. Immediate memory 13. First king of Israel 16. Not awake 18. Summarized 21. Larry & Curly’s sidekick 24. At the peak

25. Swarming grasshopper 28. = to 100 centimos 31. Showily imitative of art 32. Chinese tree flower 33. Two corresponding items 34. Gift covering 39. Killer ___: comic supervillain 40. End 41. No. wind in SE France 42. More monolithic 45. Filament + anther 48. Arrived extinct 49. Former capital of Brazil

51. Send out waves 54. Civil Rights group 56. Emerald Isle 58. Spanish cubist painter Juan 59. Japanese dish 60. No (Scottish) 61. Ethnic group in China 62. Loud lament 63. Disk jockeys 64. A waterproof raincoat 65. Point midway between S and SE

26. Mix with a spoon 27. God of sky (Scandinavian) 29. Astronaut 30. Puts together in time 34. Legal document issued by a court 35. Religious beads 36. B. Fuller’s dome 37. ____ Alto, California city 38. Largest continent’s inhabitants 39. Ed Murrow’s employer 43. Removes writing 44. Abundant wealth 46. Actor ___ Norton 47. Near in space or time

50. To state as an opinion 52. Ancient Biblical region 53. ____ Turner, rock singer 55. Am. ornithologists’ journal 56. Bring to a conclusion 57. Br. dominion over India

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Financial Services

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Mobile Homes

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Okanagen/ Interior

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OKANAGAN VIEW ACREAGE 10 acre view property, eastern hillside, upper Carmi Road (lot 4 Deerfield) Penticton, BC.. on school bus route, 6 km Paved Road to Penticton Regional Hospital. Power to Property Line. 1000 +/- Foot Frontage on Paved Road. City View and Okanagan Lake. View North to Peachland. Own your own piece of the beautiful Okanagan Valley for $375,000. Contact owners donaclair@shaw.ca

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RENTALS

6508

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

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

BBY METROTOWN 1 BR. Avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-848-1790 1 & 2 BR, 1180 Landsdowne Dr. $895 up, carpets, drapes, balc./ patio, outdoor pool, tennis crt, NO PET. nr Coq Ctre, 604-942-2865 2 BR 21st flr, Levo view, new, inste ldry, ns, np, $1450, gym/ pool, nr Coq Ctre. 604-992-6995

BBY, HIGHGATE. Clean 1 BR, fridge/stove, parking. $780/mo. No pets. Avail now. 604-803-9104 BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR, $850 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, new bath & tile, storage, Dec 1. 604-779-3882 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237 BBY, Metrotown, 1 BR, 2nd flr, lrg balc. $830/mo. N/s, N/p. Refs. 604-562-5281 or 604-501-0083 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR. Avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. $775 Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

COQ. 2 BR $875, 1 BR $800, Dec 1, incls d/w, heat, parking. Call 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249 COQ BLUE MOUNTAIN, 1 BR apt, $800 incls heat, nr bus, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 604-467-2157

Large bright 1 BRS @ $765. Newly renovated Incl heat, hot water 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345 MAPLE RIDGE Bright Lrg 1 BR & 2 BR, heat, hot water, cbl incls, Avail Now. 778-846-1169

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

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

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

office: 604 936-1225

AMBER (W)

JUNIPER COURT

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

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

401 Westview St, Coq

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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

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

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

612 CLARKE ROAD

GARDEN VILLA

1 Bdrm. 825

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

COQUITLAM $

1010 6th Ave, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

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

320-9th St, New West

RENTALS 604-931-7376

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

www.caprent.com

CALL 604 715-7764

MOVE-IN BONUS

EL PRESIDENTE

544 SYDNEY PLACE COQUITLAM 1 Bdrm

899

$

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

RENTALS 604-931-3273 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

MOVE-IN BONUS CYPRESS GARDENS

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

rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST, Cozy Bachelor g/lvl ste, $610 incls heat, h/w & cbl, no balcony, nr transit, Douglas College, Refs. 604-521-1636 NEW WEST. Reno 1 BR New Appl’s etc. N/P, From $745-$825 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353 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 ROYAL VIEW APTS 1 BR & 2BR. Updated & well managed. By Metrotown. N/P. 604 430-0630, 778-995-7787

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-518-5040 Burnaby

6875 BROMLEY COURT

Lrg, 3 BR, 3 lev Townhouse. 1.5 baths, small yard, 5 appls. Avail now or Jan 1. Lease & perfect refs a must. N/S. $1395 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

CANTERBURY COURT

Fifth Ave, New West 1 BR $785. 2 BR $935. Lrg, bright, well maint bldg. Rent includes heat, hot water & cable. N/P. Central New West.

CALL 604 519-1095 Professionally Managed by Colliers International

909 - 12th Street

Bright 2 BR ste. F/S & W/D in bldg. Avail now or Jan 1. $995 incl h/w. Lease & exc refs a must

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

New Westminster

814 Royal Avenue

Newer 2 BR Condo, 6 appls, N/S, pet possible. Avail now or Jan 1. Lease and excellent refs a must. $1250. Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

BONSOR APTS

WHITGIFT GARDENS

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.

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

604 939-0944

Duplexes - Rent

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

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY, NORTH. Clean 2 BR, g/lvl. Nr SFU. Big back yard. Nice area. Ns/np. Immed. 604-253-0168

COQ New Horizon, newly reno’d 3BR, 2 lvls, all new appls, 1900 sf, nr Pinetree Sec, ns/np, Jan 1st, $1900/mo, 604 760-6372

COQ, 2400SF, 3 BR + Den, 5 appls, alarm, dbl garage. Dec 15. $1800+ utls. ns/np. 604-937-4756

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds..$1,388/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,988/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 4 bdrm HOUSE w/3 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M

6540

Houses - Rent

3BDRM COQ, private & spacious house in Burke Mountain, Incl f/p, 3 car parking, pets ok. Avail Now ONLY $1200 per mo. Call 604 514 8225

SOUTH SURREY- 15532 Madrona Dr 3 bdrm, HOUSE, quiet st, huge yard, dbl gar, 2 y.o. roof....$1,388/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt suite for rent $800/mnth. Includes separate entry, in-suite laundry, utilities, and cable/internet. NS/NP Would suit single women Ref. Required. 778-320-0055

BBY 2 BR g/l in new house, $750 incls heat & hydro. NS/NP. Nr Canada Way/Imperial. suits 1 or 2 people, Jan 1. 604-521-6658

BBY, EAST. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Shared W/D. Near bus stop and schools. $895/mo + utils. Ns/np. Dec 1st. 604-789-6318, 604-521-1008

BBY, EAST. 2 BR, 2 lvls, 4 appl, big sundeck, garage. Smoking ok, pets ok. Near bus. $1600/mo + util. Avail Dec 1st. 604-809-3750 BBY NORTH 5 BR house, 4537 Frances St, $1800, Avail Now, w/d, nr all ammens, 604-551-4759 aft 4pm

WESTWOOD PLATEAU 5 bdrm, 3.5 bath, dble garage, 2 fireplace, green-belt, n/s, n/p. $2250 604-518-5204

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster

COQ, Blue Mtn/ Como Lake. 3 BR, upper flr. 1.5 baths, big deck, 6 appl. $1,490/mo + 2/3 utils. Ns/ np. Near schools. 604-939-6077 M RIDGE 4 br, 2 bath + family rm, ldry, reno’d, big yard, lots of prkg, n/s $1350+util now 604-720-2977

CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

New Westminster

Ground level 2 BR suite in character home. Large kitchen. Available mid Dec or Jan 1. N/S, small pet possible. $950. Lease and excellent references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO, Own BR / bath, $475 + cable, incls utils, W/D, share home. N/S, N/P. 778-216-1727 ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, $650 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Avail Dec 1 or Dec 15. Call 778-846-5275

BBY N, Nr BCIT/skytrn, 2 BR, sh’d W/D, alarm, f/p. NS/NP Now. $1000 incl util. 604-299-8687 BBY NORTH 2 BR g/lvl, all new appls & kitchen, $950 incls all utils, ns/np, Now, 604-716-4703 BBY NORTH Bach g/lvl ste, all new appls & kitchen, $650 incls all utils, ns/np, Now, 604-716-4703 COQ 3 BR upr, 2ba, D/W, 1300sf, $1350 + 2/3 util, Sh’d W/D. NS/ NP. Avail now. 604 939-1116

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

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

NEW WEST, Queensborough. 2 BR, grd/level bsmt. Private entry. Shared w/d. Ns/np. Near bus & Skytrain. Suits 2 people. $775 incl hydro/heat. Call 604-307-9350

N.WEST Queensborough NEW lrg 2 BR gr lev ste, sh’d W/D. $900 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-339-8616

POCO CENTER. 2 BR gr lev, own W/D, patio. Avail now. $850 incls utls, cbl. NS/NP. 778-245-8016 POCO. Reno’d 3 BR upper flr, 2 baths, storage. $1290/mo + 60% util. Dec 1. Ns/Np. 604-375-8757

POCO, Southside. 2 BR, upper floor. Full bath, shared w/d. Ns/ np. $850/mo + util. 604-941-7794 POCO, Stafford/Shaughnessy. 1 BR ste. $775 incl heat & elec. Avail Now. 604-941-8344

PT COQ. 2 BR, f/ba, f/p, priv w/d. Great view! Ns/np. $950mo incl utls. Avail Dec 1. 604-944-1479

COQ BRAND NEW Austin/Blue Mtns. 1 BR ste, own W/D. $700 incls utls. Av now. NS/NP. 604-939-2155 or 604-537-1990 COQ Lrg 1 BR + Office, sh’d W/D. Nr SFU. $850 incls utils/cbl/net NS. Av Jan or Feb 778-232-6359 COQ Westwood Plateau. N/S, N/P. 2 BR, f/bath, $900 + 1/3 utils. Avail Immed. 778-847-7637 COQ WW PLATEAU, 2 BR bsmt ste, n/s, small pet ok, full bath, $900 + 1/3 utils. 778-898-0701 HUGE 1BR gr/lev ste, priv entry & patio, newly reno’d $800 incl f/p, sh’d w/d, dig cbl, net, utls, ns/np. near 203rd&123rd Dec.15, Jan.1 604-312-7806

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FOR RENT

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

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

MONTECITO TOWERS

Suites/Partial Houses

NEW WEST, Westside. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Ns/np. Includes util/cable. Available now. 604-522-1896

SKYLINE TOWERS 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.

6602

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

307 Richmond St.

New Westminster

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

6515

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 649-RENT

Managed by Colliers International

1 bedrooms starting at $804

RENTALS 604-931-3273

6508

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

1114 HOWIE ST. COQUITLAM

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

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

PT MOODY 221 Angela Dr. 1 BR grd lev, 900sf, share w/d, prkg, $795 incl utils. Now. Pet ok, n/s. 5mins L’heed Mall. 778-688-2594

PT MOODY, Heritage Mtn, New 1 BR ste, spac, bright, no WD, NS/ NP. $750 incls utl. 778-863-2502

6605

Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR T/H $755 & $775 & 5 BR for $1190. Quiet-family complex, no pets. Now. 604-464-0034

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

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

Call 604-942-2012 WOODLAND PARK

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

Contact 604-939-0221 woodland@rentmidwest.com

7010

Personals

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

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8020

GET ER’ DONE Flooring & Trim

Laminate & Hardwood

604-841-1855 604-466-9733

Blinds & Draperies

BLACKOUT DRAPES. Cut light 100%. Save energy. Dampen sound. Innovative fabric in 42 colors. Free est. 604-506-6230

8055

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Cleaning

Let me make your home SPARKLE for Christmas! I will run errands too!.. 778-233-5859 (Coquitlam) #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

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE & ASPHALT

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

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

8073

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8125

Gutters

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

8080

Electrical

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

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

CENTRAL CREEK FLOORING

• Laminate/Hardwood Floors • Refinishing & Repairs • Free Estimates • New Installs Book before Dec. 15 & receive 15% off 604-432-1857 or 604-773-7811

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES

www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

Quick & Reliable Movers from$48 per hour

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

604-439-9417 A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

8130

Handyperson

604-580-2171 www.ezgomovers.com

MONTY J’S MOVING

Your first and last call for all your moving needs. Local, Provincial or National www.MontyJsMoving.com Call 604-710-5253 $30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020

A-1 MOVING Local/Long Dist. Seniors disc. Lic/insured. Specials to Alta/Island/Interior. 930-3000

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

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

8195

8155

Landscaping

8220

To place your ad call

604-444-3000 Plumbing

Painting/ Wallpaper

PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

Christmas Special

15% OFF

Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

8250

8315

Roofing

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, fully ins. 604-726-6345

8255

Rubbish Removal

Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring

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

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

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

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

JENCO CONSTRUCTION Complete renovation service Kitchen & bathrooms Custom cabinets 25 years experience www.jenco-online.info

604-562-5934

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 CORAZZA Contracting Quality European Craftsmanship. Renovations, custom homes, kitchens & baths, over 20 yrs exp Carlo @ 604-818-5919 THOMAS DIAMOND Quality Renos, Repairs, Decks, Stairs etc. Precise, Reliable, Prof, Insured. Free Est. 604-710-7941. thomasdiamond1@hotmail.com

8250

8295

Snow Removal

K & E’S 24 HOUR SNOW PLOWING & SALTING Commercial & Residential Fully Insured trucke2k@hotmail.com

604-937-6633 604-349-5533

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

Roofing

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

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

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

Winter storm trimming Dangerous Tree Removal Stump Grinding. Call now: Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

8250

604-521-7594 604-817-8899

Tree Services

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

Window Cleaning

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

AUTOMOTIVE

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309 1ST CHOICE AUTOLOANS is first in credit approvals for BC/ Alberta. Our service is “free” and confidential. If you’re working you should be driving! Apply today @ firstchoiceautoloans.ca or call 1-800-635-3024. NO CREDIT? No Problem! Cars, Trucks, SUVS. We finance all types f credit bankrupt, divorced, repos, 9 sins. Apply on-line www.loanmasters.ca

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1995 E320 Mercedes conv $12500 call 604-351-4686

9145

Scrap Car Removal

FREE

Scrap/Car Removal No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

Roofing

8335

(604) 209-2026

9145

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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604-728-1965 John FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

10 TON cube truck with dedicated run. Want to be your own boss? Call Bob, daytime: 604-329-1249 or evenings: 604-574-4936. 2008 FORD 350 Super Duty diesel. 3yr warr, loaded, very cln, 105k, $27,500. 604-825-5324

9160 RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.

Sports & Imports

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EVENTS & REMINDERS December 2nd

January 12th

December 3rd

January 26th

Networking AM 7:30 to 9:00 am

Tri-Cities Celebration of Ability 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Mayor’s Coffee Talk 8:00 to 9:00 am

Member Orientation 4:00 to 5:00 pm

December 8th Mayor’s Coffee Talk 8:00 to 9:00 am

SOLD OUT! December 9th

Christmas Luncheon 2010 11:15 am to 1:30 pm

January 10th

January Mail-Out Materials due at the Chamber office

SAVE THE DATE! January 29th

10th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala 6:00 to 11:30 pm

Full Event and Reminder details on page 3

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Annual General Meeting

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting on November 18th at the Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Coquitlam.The well attended business meeting consisted of a special guest speaker, lunch and an election to place Board members for the upcoming year. Shown above is guest speaker, Mr. Craig Wright, Chief Economist at RBC and Stephanie Booth, 2010 Chair. Photos courtesy of Darla Furlani Photography

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce names Greg Garrison Chamber Member of the Year The Tri-Cites Chamber of Commerce Chair Stephanie Booth is extremely pleased to announce that Greg Garrison of Mardon & Garrison Insurance Brokers has been named 2010 Chamber Member of the Year. “I’m very pleased that we are able to honor Greg as the Chamber Member of the Year” commented President Stephanie Booth. ”Greg has been a very active member of the Chamber for many years serving on many committees and helping with numerous events. He is also very involved in the community serving on various Boards and helping wherever he is needed. Greg truly embodies the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce motto of strong business, strong community” Greg is a long standing and active member of the Chamber. His company, Mardon & Garrison Insurance Brokers, started by his father Les Garrison, have been

in the Tri-Cities for 32 years and Chamber members for almost 30 years. They have grown to have 7 offices throughout the Lower Mainland with over 70 employees. Over 50% of their staff has been with them for over 10 years and an impressive 35% has been with the team for over 20 years. To say Greg is involved in the community is an understatement. He is currently serving as a Board member of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise and the InnerVisions Recovery Society. He recently participated in the Dancing with the Stars competition in support of the Crossroads Hospice Society. Greg will be formally presented the Chamber Member of the Year Award at the Chambers’ Business Excellence Awards Gala on January 29th, 2011 at the Red Robinson Show Theatre.

December Anniversaries 27 Years

Progressive Services Ltd. School District #43 Continuing Education Williams Moving & Storage (BC) Ltd.

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Burquitlam Funeral Chapel Payne & Associates Re/Max Sabre Realty Group Ltd.

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Maple Leaf Self Storage Inc.

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ArtsConnect (Tri-Cities Art Council) School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Westminster Savings Credit Union - Lougheed

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

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CHAIR’S REPORT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Executive Director

Stephanie Booth

Michael Hind

Chamber Chair

Now that the Holiday Season is upon us, it’s time for reflection and a time of thanks.

I was pleased to come into the position of Executive Director in September of this year, and I am excited to be able to take a brief look ahead to the year that lies before us.

My past year as Chair of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been an invaluable learning experience; I have met many people and what amazes me most is the number of involved and committed people who are continuously giving back to their community.We are truly blessed to have so many among us, both businesses

2011 promises to be a busy and interesting one, with many issues and items to focus our time and energies on. On the provincial level, the debate and referendum HST will be on the top of the list as we near the September 24, 2011 referendum. A good hard look at all the facts involved with HST is in order so that everyone can make an informed, educated decision. The Evergreen Line has been on the books for the Tri-Cities for too many years. Let’s hope the Metro Vancouver Mayors and the Provincial Government can live up to the expectations when they signed the MOU for the Evergreen Line in September and determine the best way to fund it. It needs to get built... now!

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and people that really care, and are willing to contribute, whether it is financially or a gift of time. I am honoured to live, work and play in this strong and vibrant community that we call the Tri-Cities. It seems like only yesterday that the World was at our doorstep to watch the Olympic Games and we are only now beginning to feel the economic benefit of the Games. 2011 will be a challenging year as our economy struggles to recover and transportation issues remain unresolved; however, I am certain that the volunteers in our community will be unwavering in their efforts. I thank you again for your continued support of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. stephanie.booth@rbc.com

In the fall, we will be gearing up for the municipal elections set for November 19, 2011. This is always an interesting time and a very important way for all of us to have a part in shaping our community. Next year marks a milestone for the Chamber, as we will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary, commencing with the 10th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala scheduled for January 29th. Watch for many other events throughout the year where we will be honouring our past and the people who have helped over the years to make the Chamber “The Voice for Business in the Tri-Cities”. michaelh@tricitieschamber.com

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December 8th

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Wednesday, December 8th, 8:00 to 9:00 am Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Cost: Free to members, RSVP required Complimentary parking

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

Christmas without the annual Christmas Luncheon. You’ll be glad you joined us for this afternoon of holiday cheer, with a delicious meal, silent auction, door prizes and “Wall of Wine”. Even Santa will be visiting! Thursday, December 9th, 11:15 am to 1:30 pm Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam Cost: Members $40 / Future Members $50 / Table of 10 $370 / Youth Members $30 (all prices plus HST) Sponsored by:

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January 26th

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Tri-Cities Celebration of Ability(cont.)

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Tri-Cities Celebration of Ability

Member Orientation Join us at our office as we review what’s included in your membership, the many programs available to you as a Chamber member and how your Chamber membership can benefit your business. Wednesday, January 26th, 4:00 to 5:00 pm Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Cost: Free to members, RSVP required

Pre-registration and advanced payment is required for all events. 48 hour cancellation notice required. For more information or to register on-line for an event, see our website www. tricitieschamber.com or contact the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce;

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December 9th

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• Personalized, one-on-one lessons from highly trained professional dance teachers • Attend group lessons and fun-filled practice parties • Arthur Murray ... Proven results since 1912 • Couples and Singles invited - Flexible Scheduling Phone today and make an appointment your first lesson is free!

ONLY!

11AM - 4PM - GOURMET FOOD WHOLESALE WAREHOUSE

604-461-3326

TEACHING the TRI-CITIES SINCE 2004

2400 Barnet Hwy. Port Moody

TA N G O MAMBO

604-552-3052

#205-3242 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam www.dancecoquitlam.ca

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Deal #1) $ Laminate 8.3mm installed ..........................................................................................................

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Deal #2) $ Laminate 12.3mm installed ........................................................................................................

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Includes: Laminate 8.3mm, regular foam, installation, labour. (Minimum 300 sq. ft.) Levelling, Baseboards & mouldings are extra

Includes: Laminate 12.3mm (60+ colors), regular foam, installation, labour. (Minimum 300 sq. ft.) Levelling, Baseboards & mouldings are extra.

Give a Gift of Beauty 30 Gift $

(Black, Multi Brown, Multi Gray, China Multi, Multi Rustic and Ming Green). Other sizes are on sale.

2.89 2.29

Deal #4) $ Berber Shaw Carpet................................................................................................................................ (Minimum 500 sq. ft.) • (15 colors) Installed with 8 lb underlay Deal #5) $ Granite Counter Tops ............................................................................................................

2.29

with every $100 spent in December

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1.99

Deal #3) $ Slate Tiles 12”x12”..................................................................................................................................

2401 CANOE AVE, COQUITLAM

604-942-9387

X

Canoe Ave.

Shuswap

SONY CANADA

United Blvd.

as athletic activities and training for the work ahead. The added responsibilities of the holidays, including shopping, decorating and hosting, puts added stress on everyone this time of year. Those not used to the on-the-go speed and long days may find they suffer frequent ailments this time of the year, including physical injuries. These are just a few demands on the body. In order to prevent fatigue or more

Zhu Zhu pets. This incarnation of Furby can react with true emotions thanks to new technology. ★ Furry Frenzies: Also banking on the popularity of Zhu Zhu pets is Hasbro’s version of electronic pets. These creatures can interact with one another and scurry around playsets, which are sold separately. ★ Dance Star Mickey: In Elmo-like fashion, this doll dances, talks and moves. Kids who are enamored with all things Disney certainly will be requesting their favorite mouse. ★ Extreme Micro RC Helicopter: This infrared helicopter is the smallest on the market and can dart and fly around inside or outdoors. ★ Rock Band: The Beatles: Those who love previous incarnations of Rock Band and playing along to

North Bend

It’s almost upon us -- the holiday season. During this hectic season, people take on more responsibilities and commit to more events and get-togethers than any time of the year. All of this extra work can put a strain on the body if the average person is unprepared. Surviving the holidays requires thinking of them

Hot Holiday Toys for 2010

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Holiday season survival tips

store shelves this season? Here are a few that kids are bound to be requesting. ★ Moon Dough: Moon Sand is a popular molding product that doesn’t dry out. The trouble is, it tends to be messy. Moon Dough is a less sticky version that’s easier on clean-up. ★ Tickle Me Elmo: That loveable Elmo is back in an ‘extreme’version. He laughs, tells jokes and rolls to the ground in fits of laughter. Elmo can even get back up to a standing position. ★ Twilight”Action Figures: Based on the popular “Twilight”saga, these action figures are bound to be the next collectibles for kids who love“Bella,” “Jacob”and“Edward.” * Furby: Furby is back, probably as a result of the popularity of last year’s

44.00

DELIVERED AND INSTALLED • UBA TUBA and Tan Brown Colors. (Upgrade to other colors available)

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PRE-CHRISTMAS BLOWOUT 6 Pack Meal Bag Reg $69.95

5995

$

Progressive

Men & Women Multivitamins Reg $41.99

32

$

Combat Powder

1.8 kg Reg $59.95

47

$

95

1 MR

1.8 kg Reg $65.95

49

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95

Recovery

Extra Strength

360 Caps Reg $69.95

5995

$

95 COQUITLAM

FREE MP T-Shirt & Shaker Cup With Minimum

5000

$

Purchase

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