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Lindsay, a volunteer, adds a bin of dry goods to a meagre supply of non-perishable items at SHARE’s food bank. SHARE is short of both food and money for its annual Christmas hamper program, and has issued an appeal to Tri-Cities residents for help.

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Food stocks have reached a critical low point at the SHARE society’s food bank, prompting the nonprofit’s staffers to implore community members for food donations before the weekend. Heather Scott, who serves as director of development for the SHARE Family & Community Services Society, characterized the current food shortfall as a “perfect storm” — demand has peaked before the time of year when community members are most generous. “It’s a crisis of timing more than anything,” Scott said. “We’re kind of in the perfect storm.” SHARE’s problems are twofold: a higher than usual amount of families have accessed the group’s services in the last two weeks, while the bulk of holiday donations come in during the last week and half before Christmas. That increased demand, coupled with a need to send out more than 1,500 Christmas hampers this

weekend, has Scott scrambling to find ways to bolster donations of food, specifically in the next two days. She hopes the food that will go into the Christmas hampers on Friday and Saturday will carry families through until the new year. “This time of year we make a big purchase and it’s the only time of year that we make such a significant purchase — to fill those food hampers,” she said. “Then typically we will look to the food bank’s donated food to supplement those hampers so that they are ample and that they will stretch over a three-week period so that mom and dad have at least a couple days not to worry about what’s in the cupboard.” Scott used the food bank’s current supply of Kraft Dinner as a type of canary-in-the-coal-mine scenario to assess the level of need: SHARE normally has about 40 cases of Kraft Dinner in stock at this time of year, but as of Tuesday, there were only six. “Without the community’s donations, literally in the next three days, it means the hampers will be smaller,” she said.

News of the food shortage had Coquitlam councillors repeating the call for donations at Monday’s meeting, with Coun. Selina Robinson saying she received a “desperation e-mail” from SHARE staff outlining the level of need. “It’s deeply troubling,” Mayor Richard Stewart added Tuesday. “We know that when times are tough, it is possible that people are contributing less to those who don’t have as much.” The food bank generally prefers cash donations, which allow SHARE staffers to buy a higher volume of food at discounted prices. But that concept doesn’t apply in this case. “We do really well with cash, but the challenge is that we don’t have supply chains to react quick enough,” Scott said. “If we go to the local grocery stores, literally, we will empty the shelves because we are looking at 1,500 or 1,600 of everything.” Canned meat, pasta sauce, canned ham and Kraft Dinner are among the items most in demand, and they can be donated at local grocery stores or at SHARE’s food bank depot located at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody.

While some may be diving into the race, one potential candidate is content to look at the pool’s deep end from a distance. Mike Farnworth will wait until the holidays are over before publicly declaring whether he will run for the BC NDP leadership. In a statement issued Friday, the Port Coquitlam MLA said he was “humbled by the support and encouragement” he has received from those who want him to replace outgoing leader Carole James, who announced her resignation on Dec. 6. “The next leader must be someone who can unite our party and win an election against determined opponents,” he wrote. “Over the next number of weeks, I will be listening to my caucus colleagues, party members and British Columbians who are ready for change to determine if I am that candidate.” That doesn’t change the fact that some are trying to push him in the water. Port Coquitlam Coun.  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see TWO.

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Girl risked her own safety to pull a three-year-old boy from the water at White Pine Beach John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com “I knew that he was about to drown so I helped him.” It was that selfless yet straightforward attitude that saw seven-yearold Natalie Nakamura risk her wellbeing to save the life of another child this summer at White Pine Beach. On Monday, she was recognized by Port Moody Fire and Rescue with a certificate of bravery highlighting her efforts to prevent a three-year-old boy from drowning at the popular Belcarra lake. “It takes a special person to do something for someone else when it may cost them their life — you did a really good thing that day, and I want to thank you,” said Fire Chief Jeff Lambert. Natalie’s heroics took place on July 11, as she was building a sand castle with her five-year-old brother Spencer. They were joined by a three-year-old, who followed the pair into the water. The three-year-old, however, quickly found himself in well above his head.

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Natalie Nakamura, 7, receives a plaque from Port Moody’s fire chief. “He was too young to swim in that part [of the lake], so he was sinking down,” Natalie recalled. “I saw him sinking down so I put out my arm. He grabbed my arm, I started swimming

along to the shore [and] I brought him onto the shore.” Once the boy was on shore, his mother thanked Natalie, who lives in Maple Ridge, before leaving the beach.

“I helped him because I didn’t want him to drown,” Natalie said. “It made me feel happy and scared and a little nervous.” Lambert noted that Natalie is the youngest recipient of an award for bravery he’s seen during his tenure in Port Moody. “She pushed herself past her own comfort level to snag this little fellow and bring him back to shore — it was just that quick,” Lambert said. “They say you can drown in a cup of water. In this case if it hadn’t been for the quick response of a little girl, that other little fellow might not be here today.” Natalie’s father Richard said the incident happened too quickly for him to realize its significance at the time. “When she was coming back [from the water], we noticed that she was pulling the boy over and we knew that she was OK because she was standing still,” he said. “If she was going down, then we would have been more concerned.” Aside from the honorary plaque, Natalie received holiday treats, a firefighter’s cap and a tour of the fire hall.

PoCo approves heritage plan The social inclusion committee put forward the long-anticipated report, which documents three prisblais@thenownews.com mary goals: conserving heritage resources, celebrating community history and traditions, and creating What’s old is new again in Port Coquitlam. community heritage partnerships. Council unanimously accepted a heritThe plan recommends that the city age strategic plan and endorsed the identify the most significant heritage implementation of a targeted heritage sites and prepare “statements of sigprogram during Monday’s meeting, nificance” to create a community as the first step toward preserving heritage register. Two locations the physical and cultural history of have already been considered heritPort Coquitlam. age sites: City Hall and the Ronald “This is an excellent start. I highly lacrosse box at the corner of Mary Visit www.thenownews.com for a full-length version of this story. endorse it,” Coun. Michael Wright, Hill Road and Wilson Avenue. who is also acting mayor this month, Statements of significance are said Tuesday. “I think that this will really underway for those locations, and the plan prove to be a very good starting point for the heritcalls for other city and privately owned sites to be age program in the city.” added on a voluntary basis each year.

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The heritage program outlines several tasks to be completed by 2015: starting a register, creating an inventory, adopting Parks Canada standards, collecting community input, enhancing displays and amending the official community plan. Including heritage in planning discussions is critical as the city moves forward, Wright said. “Up until now, everything’s been really ad hoc. Whenever we do budget decisions, we refer to the strategic plan for the city. That guides the discussion, the debate and the direction. Heritage will now be part of that process.” For Karon Fuson, a director with the PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society, Monday’s approval was a historic first. “It’s been a lot of working and education and advocacy to get Port Coquitlam to this phase,” she said. “It’s inspiring to see the city gets it and is partnering with us. We’re ecstatic.”

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Port Coquitlam council agreed Monday to approve third reading of an increase in water rates and a decrease in sewer rates effective in 2011. “The cost escalation of Metro Vancouver services has been considerable since 2003, and is projected to continue for the next 10 years,” Mindy Smith, corporate services director,

wrote in a report to council. According to Smith’s report, Metro Vancouver is increasing its water rate by 14 per cent, or $678,900, to fund the region’s capital program and other costs. The water district’s capital costs for 2011 total $186.7 million. This means the city will increase water rates by 10.2 per cent from 2010 levels, meaning a $34 hike in costs for single-family homes. PoCo residents will see water bills of $368 for single-family homes, $345 for

townhomes and $328 for apartments. Sewer rates, however, will decline by 1.7 per cent, meaning a $5 savings for those living in single-family homes. All told, homeowners will receive bills of $280 for a single-family home, $263 for a townhouse and $249 for an apartment. Smith also recommended tweaking the discount for seniors. The 2010 program saw 101 discounts granted for low-income seniors and people with disabilities, totalling $30,300.

After receiving input from the community, staff proposed applying flat water and sewer rates for property owners who are 65 and older or who have a disability, live on the property, have a maximum 2009 household net income of less than $22,229 if the sole occupier or $27,674 if more than one person occupies the home, do not have a secondary suite in the residence, and do not own any other property. Utility bills are expected to arrive in mailboxes in February. oktire.com

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Coquitlam shooting ‘targeted’ targeted shooting” relating to gangs or drugs. “The victims are very well known to a variety of policing agencies throughout the Lower Mainland as a result of their ongoing criminal activity,” he said, “and at this point the victims continue to be uncooperative with investigators.” Police cordoned off the area for several hours, blocking traffic during the morning commute, as investigators combed the scene for evidence and canvassed the neighbourhood for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. Jim Devine or Sgt. Scott Baker at 604-945-1473 or Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-8477. Friday’s violence preceded a high-profile shooting in Vancouver early Sunday, when shots rang out in the 3800 block of Oak Street. Ten people were shot, includ-

Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com At least 12 people were shot between Friday and Sunday, as gang violence escalated in Metro Vancouver during a two-day span. Dispatchers at 911 received several calls at 4:20 a.m. on Friday from Coquitlam residents reporting that shots were fired in the area of Clarke Road and Glenayre Drive. Less than 20 minutes later, three men arrived at the Coquitlam RCMP detachment looking for help. Two of them, both 28 years old, were suffering from gunshot wounds and taken to hospital for treatment. Sgt. Peter Thiessen from RCMP’s E Division said in a press release that investigators “strongly believe this was a

ing six men and two women. Two were critically injured. Last week, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) issued a warning about the potential for increased gang violence, after the Oct. 16 slaying of gangster Gurmit Dhak at Burnaby’s Metrotown Mall. On Dec. 7, the CFSEU issued a press release stating that members “can confirm that they have prevented several acts of violence on our streets that could have placed the public at serious risk.” “Because of the sensitive nature of these investigations, we are unable to go into detail about the majority of these events,” the release stated. “However, we can confirm that we have seized a number of firearms and several males, known to police, have been arrested and are charged in four incidents.”

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Glenn Pollock kick-started a “Draft Mike Farnworth for BC NDP Leader” campaign on Facebook, where supporters can add their names to the list of people — 145 as of Tuesday — who want the local MLA to go for it. “I’ve started this page as a way for British Columbians to express their support for Mike Farnworth to become the next leader of the BC NDP and the next Premier of the province,” Pollock wrote on the page.

“Mike is a strong leader who brings people together, will unite the BC NDP and can win the next election. People in the province want change and Mike will deliver it.” Pollock’s colleague, Coun. Brad West, agreed. “I’m one of those individuals who’s encouraging him to run,” said West, who was Farnworth’s constituency assistant before winning his council seat. “I think he’s the Liberals’ worst nightmare as a candidate.

“He approaches things from a common-sense perspective. He brings together people from all points of view and he has that ability to do that. That’s what a leader and a premier needs to do.” Having a Tri-Cities voice in the premier’s office would also help move the local agenda forward, West added. “It would be awesome to have a premier come from the Tri-Cities as well,” he said, stressing that having the growing region’s voice augmented would help in “getting

the priorities of the Tri-Cities on the front burner.” When The NOW asked Farnworth last week what he thought about his name being bandied about for the party’s leadership, he said it was too early for consideration. “I’m not thinking about that right now. Actually, I’m thinking about all the Christmas shopping I’ve got to get done,” he said with a laugh. “Right now it’s about Carole, and the party needs to come together.”

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Rhamona Vos-Browning took this photo on Sunday. dent said it’s unfortunate the vandals picked such a pretty spot to party in. “There’s a footpath that the city’s put in. It’s all treed and gardens, and it’s just a gorgeous place to take a walk. Lots of people go through

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Thanks to store staff, customers A heartfelt thank you goes out to the staff of Cooper’s Foods on Port Coquitlam’s north side for their help in the late afternoon of Nov. 16, as I suffered an allergic attack. I came in contact with wood smoke on my way from the car to the store and, while in the store, second-hand smoke from someone’s cigarette was drifting into the premises every time the door To The opened. This much exposure to these toxic chemicals was too much for my system to handle, and I suffered a seizure while at the checkout counter. The cashier was most helpful, and so were other staff members. Also, customers waiting in line were

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he busiest retail season of the year is upon us and that means those looking to scam, steal and defraud are licking their chops. Police have a list of extra precautions you should take when shopping in person or online, advice that is prudent and timely. No one thinks they are going to be the victim of a scam until it happens. For those shopping in person, here are some tips to avoid becoming a victim: • When paying with a credit or debit card, never lose sight of your card and whenever possible, swipe your card yourself. • Never leave receipts at bank machines, bank wickets, in trash cans or at unattended gasoline pumps. • Do not keep a written record of your bank PIN number(s) or your social insurance number in your wallet or hand bag. If you’re shopping online, here are three ways to reduce the risk: • Shop only from your home computer rather than a public one. • Verify secure connections. When shopping online, do not enter any financial information if you see a broken-key or open padlock symbol on your Internet browser. • Do not send confidential, personal or financial information by e-mail. This holiday season, be a Scrooge with your personal information. But if you feel you’ve been victimized by a scam, report it to police immediately. While we’re on the subject of holiday giftbuying, don’t forget to set aside some money — if you’re able to — for those who not only can’t afford gifts, but can’t afford basics like food for Christmas dinner. SHARE’s food bank is a worthy cause, and there are many others that could benefit from just a little bit of generosity.

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Will Liberals and NDP keep it together? T Falcon — is strongly identified on the conservative he two coalition parties that have run this side of the spectrum. The rest are aligned on the libprovince for more than 50 years are at a politeral side, most notably Christy Clark, who has strong ical crossroads. ties to the federal Liberal party. Both the Liberals and the New Democratic Party Both Falcon and Clark are considered the frontface serious challenges when it comes to holding runners, yet both have the most potential of being themselves together in order to have a real shot at a divisive force. They are both aggressive, brash either keeping power or gaining it. politicians who can turn people off as easily as they The two parties are now in the process of changing leaders, a situation that can create both positive attract them. It’s hard to imagine the party’s right-wing eleand negative scenarios for political parties. It can be ments working under a Clark leadership with any a chance for renewal, but also a threat to walk down great enthusiasm. It’s almost equally a path of internal destruction. difficult to imagine the true liberals It must be remembered that both embracing a Falcon victory. parties represent a coalition of interNevertheless, the free enterprise ests. The Liberals inherited the Social coalition’s historic ability to rally around Credit party’s “free enterprise” coalia leader who can deliver power cannot tion, in which conservatives and liberals be discounted. However, were Falcon or put their differences aside to achieve a Clark to become the next premier, the mutual goal: obtaining, and keeping, party would be facing internal strains political power. View From not felt since the dying days of the old The NDP is a looser coalition that Socred regime (I’m discounting Gordon combines elements of classic trade The Ledge Wilson’s few years in power since the unionism, social activism and socialKeith Baldrey party never really became the free enterism. The party has long been known for prise coalition until Gordon Campbell took over). infighting (see: Kwan vs. James) yet has been able to On the NDP side, emotions will likely remain raw maintain its status as the number two party in the for some time and it’s hard to see the rift that now province, always close to gaining power but rarely exists healing anytime soon. Throw in the simmerachieving that goal. ing tensions between those who want to push the The extraordinary events of the past few weeks party further to the left and those wanting it to be (where, in unprecedented fashion, both parties took more appealing to mainstream, middle-of-the-road down their leaders at roughly the same time) sugvoters, and it can be a toxic mess. gest the leadership races themselves may have a bigAs well, various factions have been fighting over ger impact on the parties than during a normal state control of the party for decades and it will likely conof affairs. tinue. (I note, for example, that NDP mainstay Bob Let’s examine the Liberals first. Williams, who was active behind the scenes in getOf the leadership candidates, only one — Kevin

ting rid of James, has already declared that the next leader cannot come from Vancouver Island. Potential candidate John Horgan, who is from the Island, is therefore already facing a tough enemy.) Mike Farnworth is the supposed front-runner (should he run) but he may be the most centrist of any candidate. This raises an interesting scenario: will the left-wing of the party — which drove James from office — mount an attack on Farnworth, arguably the most popular NDP politician with the voting public? And that brings us to the key question facing both parties: will their members put ideological differences aside in order to pick a new leader who has the best chance of winning an election? History shows the centre-right side of the political spectrum has been able to do that most often. It is the NDP that more often than not puts self-interests ahead of winning elections. I wrote in this space a few weeks back that the time is ripe for some MLAs to become Independents or join together to create a new political party. The challenge for the two established coalitions is to keep that from happening. If the leadership races create a lot of infighting, it may be like a dam breaking, with MLAs suddenly leaving the parties that got them elected. The political events of the past six weeks have been crazy and unprecedented. But these extraordinary times are by no means over just yet.

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Carole James had to go Re: “NDP’s troubles may be just beginning,” opinion column, Wednesday, Dec. 8. In regard to the statement, “there’s no question James’s weak leadership was a challenge for the NDP,” my husband and I couldn’t agree more with columnist Keith Baldrey. I admire Jenny Kwan for having the intestinal fortitude to speak up where it has been badly needed for years. We were so very tired of the constant, “the people of British Columbia want” lectures from James — that had nothing to do with what we might say or want — that we couldn’t possibly think of voting for someone who didn’t have more initiative or business acumen when in front of the media. There are some very serious issues going on in B.C. society, and I didn’t see Carole James being aware of any of them, quite frankly. Nor did I see how she could improve the situation as her only area of expertise was sniping at and blaming others. And then there is the rest of that line, “a party that prides itself on embracing, among other things, giving women real political power.” That so-called pride in putting women ahead of better-qualified men in a riding is sexist in my book, and insulting to my intelligence. As a woman, I know that we have evolved beyond the 1970s feminist talk, and felt very let down by the NDP party, which would put the “best woman,” rather than the “best person,” into candidate positions. To do less than pick the best person is to handicap the politics of our province. As far as I am concerned, this un-businesslike practice adopted by the NDP has given us little choice when it comes to finding good leadership, and that makes the NDP every bit as responsible as our present premier for the ability to push through legislation dishonestly,

which is what I hear is the concern for most voters, not necessarily what the legislation was about. Personally, I am 100-per-cent in favour of equality for all, but I can’t get behind a party that makes sexism a criteria for choosing who will run the business of this province when we are going through difficult enough times as it is. Thank goodness Jenny Kwan sees the folly of the present NDP agenda. I won’t be voting for any local politician who didn’t stand behind her bravery, and the same sentiment goes for the Liberal party. None of the really good politicians in our province are willing to step up to the plate because of what has happened to Jenny Kwan and others who tried to lead us to better politics. They are fearing it will be politTo The ical suicide, so now I see us being handed a bunch of puppet politicians who are there because the money from the wealthy is going to finance them. Not that most of us haven’t seen this before. I suspect the pickings will be very lean in our next provincial election. Pat Creighton Port Moody

streets for bike lanes so thousands of cars are backed up wasting gas everyday, while a few bikes use up full lanes. And who planned the new conference centre that went half a billion over budget? Who planned the half-a-billion-dollar Olympic Village that very few like or can afford to buy into? Why is the Port Mann project more important than the Evergreen Line or replacing the most deadly, the Pattullo Bridge? Why didn’t the PNE move to the proposed Fraser River site by the SkyTrain line? Why is crime running circles around our police and mocking our justice system? Anyone who believes a big economic boost is on the horizon to help our economy has their Editor head deep underground. All our governments, thinking that taxing everything will raise the funds for all their needs without hurting the poor and families, are narrow-visioned or cold-hearted. Those who think electing a new provincial party and a new leader will make a difference are fooling themselves, unless these “new” politicians seek out the public for real political reform. Structural re-configurement of government and downsizing is the only way. That brings us back to Step One: amalgamation of 20 municipalities to about 10. Half of the politicians now in place. Reduce the number of school districts and management. One metro police force. More access for the public to participate in decision-making processes (i.e.: when millions of dollars are at stake, services, etc.) every election or more. No taxation without public approval. No pay raises for the public sector unless the private sector can afford or the public approves. Make sure the richest are paying

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The system isn’t working Over the last 20 years, we have fallen prey to untrustworthy financial institutions, over-paid bureaucrats, self-serving political parties, poor decision-making forced by premiers and prime ministers, etc. We spend millions on seismic upgrades on schools, then can’t afford to fund them and even close some down. As our province spends millions widening the Port Mann Bridge and the highway, the City of Vancouver is narrowing dozens of

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their share of taxes. It would cost millions to make big political changes to bring more equity and sustainability to governments and our society, but it would help to ensure more equitable expenditures of billions of dollars every year. So many of us are so tired of hearing the same news every week. Drunk drivers killing and driving away, police logging pot forests, murderers getting pensions in jail, more unemployment, etc. Give the public a say and criminals would probably do more hard time. Marijuana might be legalized, leaving crime rings potless and poor. And some criminals might be facing termination. Regional planning might be meaningful with more public say. What we have for government is inept. I can only hope that some rising politicians will carry these ideas into the next elections and voters will think about them for the long term. Steve Mancinelli Coquitlam

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Hospital concerns raised Stories by John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com Shame and frustration were just a few of the emotions expressed Monday as Coquitlam councillors weighed in on the state of the area’s local hospital. Council was reacting to a notice of motion put forth by Coun. Neal Nicholson last week that asked the Fraser Health Authority for a quick and public explanation of Eagle Ridge Hospital’s role and mandate in the community. Nicholson issued the motion after obtaining a previously unavailable document, the Bear Report, which was released late last year and contained 27 recommendations. In reacting to Nicholson’s motion, Mayor Richard Stewart said he’s been frus-

Coun. Lou Sekora called Eagle Ridge Hospital ‘shameful.’ trated with the hospital’s role since it opened in 1984, while Coun. Lou Sekora said its current state is “shameful.” Val Spurrell, Eagle Ridge’s executive director of acute care programs, said last week that 80 per cent of the Bear Report recommendations have either been fully implemented

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ometimes, the world changes for the better. Port Moody’s Vanessa LeBourdais knows this for a fact. Back in 1993, she was part of the group that gathered to protest logging in the ancient rainforest at Clayoquot Sound, on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. The hundreds of protesters made headlines around the world. Many were arrested, and the group was labelled “eco-terrorists.” “We were singing and dancing in the streets, and we were called eco-terrorists,” LeBourdais recalls, and her voice reflects disbelief even now. “I was offended.” Then she laughs. “We’ve come a long way since then.” What hasn’t changed for LeBourdais is that she’s still using song and dance to spread environmental messages. These days, she’s doing it as the executive producer, writer and composer for DreamRider Theatre, a company with a mission to share environmental education through theatre productions. The company — which includes LeBourdais, artistic producer-actor Ian Gschwind and actor-director Sarah Holt — presents some 300 shows each year to about 60,000 kids around Metro Vancouver. They’re bringing their latest production, Keep Cool! to schools in Port Moody and Coquitlam to share their story about climate change. The show hits Mountain View and Panorama Heights elementary schools tomorrow (Thursday), Mountain Meadows and Meadowbrook on Jan. 17 and Aspenwood one day later. Come February, they’ll roll out Zero Heroes to three Port Moody elementary schools: Seaview, Mountain Meadows and Pleasantside. The play tells the tale of the evil Dr. Carbon, who’s determined to cover the planet in gar-

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Sara Holt and Ian Gschwind will perform this week at local elementary schools. bage. It’s up to Esmerelda Superspy Planet Protector and her sidekick, Goober, to stop him before it’s too late. It’s a show geared at elementary school kids, from kindergarten right up to Grade 7. “We are finding it very successful with the whole school. The Grade 7s are laughing, the kindergartens are laughing,” LeBourdais says, noting the story is created with a combination of physical humour and more intellectual jokes to appeal to a variety of ages. Even the teachers get some “adult” jokes, she says. DreamRider has been around since 1998. It began in response to an ad placed by the City of Vancouver, searching for someone to produce a play about littering, vandalism and

graffiti. LeBourdais and Gschwind responded — and before they knew it, there was so much demand for the show that the city passed over production responsibilities, and DreamRider was born.

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ver the years, LeBourdais has seen the knowledge level of her audiences grow. It used to be that a character onstage could litter or throw a pop can in the garbage can and the audience wouldn’t make a sound. These days, the kids who are watching will yell at the character to recycle. “Kids know more. The kids pretty much know all about recycling,” she says, noting that

the group’s productions have had to evolve. While a previous production focused on recycling, Zero Heroes looks at the consumerism that produces mounds of “stuff” in the first place. A rap in the production uses the line, “Use it for a minute; it’s garbage forever,” looking in particular at such things as disposable plastic dishes. The key, LeBourdais said, is to focus on the way we use materials to produce things. “We have another phrase, ‘Everything we buy is a piece of the Earth,’” she says. “It’s that awareness that everything we buy, everything we use, comes from somewhere and goes somewhere. “It’s that awareness we can’t keep going like this. We’re using up the planet.” It might be too late to change the habits of many adults, LeBourdais says — and many don’t want to be changed, anyway. But kids are different. “If we plant the seed now, when they’re little, then when they grow up it’s just normal,” she says. “We hear from a lot of parents that kids have been the drivers of change in their families.” As a mother herself, LeBourdais knows it’s important to keep kids entertained, too. “There’s a lot of downer messages out there,” she notes. She’s quick to say it’s important that people understand the seriousness of the issues facing the planet — but the problem is that when those issues are presented in doom-and-gloom form, people tend to give up and stop paying attention. The solution? Sing. Dance. Make them laugh — and send them home remembering your message. “That, for me, is how I can make the biggest change in the world — and have a good time doing it,” LeBourdais says. • For more about the company or to book a school production, see the website at www. dreamridertheatre.com.

Song teaches kids how to stay safe during a quake emergency preparedness curriculum. The debut Port Coquitlam performance of “Expect It. Have You Prepared?” took place last Thursday night at the city’s annual appreciation dinner for its emergency preparedness volunteers. Close to 30 students in the Kilmer Elementary choir, led by music teacher Greta Lajeunesse, performed the song with Tri-Cities musicians Ghawi, Nathalie Bernard and Daniel Yamamoto — and earned resounding applause from the audience of about 100. Ghawi, a professional singer-songwriter, approached the city with the song idea in May after reading about PoCo’s emergency preparedness program in the local newspaper. He worked with the city for three months to hone the lyrics before putting them to music. The recording features Ghawi, Bernard and Yamamoto, along with 35 students in the Kilmer Elementary choir.

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“I think music has the largest reach of any medium. People can remember musical hooks and lyrical hooks much more easily than something they read,” Ghawi said. “Music is emotional expression, and we tried to connect that with this song. We wanted to express the sense of urgency and still be relevant.” “Expect It. Have You Prepared?” has already received attention outside the Tri-Cities. Ghawi and Yamamoto performed it Nov. 24 at an emergency preparedness conference in Vancouver, and have signed an agreement for its use to promote the ShakeOut BC earthquake drill set for 10 a.m. on Jan. 26, 2011. Ghawi hopes to eventually have his song performed in schools across the country — starting with PoCo. The city will be working with FUSIONpresents in January to roll out the song packages to PoCo schools in co-ordination with School District 43.

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Holiday train arrives Friday The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, which left Beaconsfield, Que. on Nov. 27, will wrap up its cross-country journey this Friday with a stop in Port Moody. Now in its 12th year, the holiday train raises food, money and awareness for food banks in communities across Canada and the U.S. Since its start in 1999, the holiday train has helped raise $4.8 million cash, as well as 2.3 million pounds of food. In the Tri-Cities, donations go to the SHARE Family & Community Services Society. The fun starts at 8 p.m. in Port Moody’s Queens Street plaza, at the corner of Clarke and Queens streets. Admission is free, but cash and non-perishable food donations will be collected for SHARE. The Port Moody Community Band will take to the stage at 8 p.m. with a set of classic and contemporary Christmas carols. The Jazzabelles, an allfemale a capella group known for breaking out into spontaneous song, will travel up and down Clarke Street performing holiday classics. Port Moody firefighters will light up the night with a crackling bonfire, and chili, hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies will be available by donation to SHARE. The holiday train is set to roll into town at 9:15 p.m., covered in thousands of lights and carrying alternative rock

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Port Moody Public Library catches the holiday spirit The Port Moody Public Library will host a holiday open house on Tuesday, Dec. 21. This event, set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet

Theatre, will feature traditional carols, holiday stories and a chance for kids to visit with a very special guest.

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As part of its new Snow Angels program, the City of Port Coquitlam will be making a list of snow-clearing contractors available to the public this winter. Contractors who wish to be listed are asked to provide their company name, services and contact details to snowangels@portcoquitlam. ca, 604-927-5204 or by filling out an online form at www. portcoquitlam.ca/snowangels. The list will be available on the Snow Angels website and at PoCo City Hall. The contractor list is part of the city’s efforts to help the community prepare for what is expected to be a colder and snowier winter than usual, according to a press release. In PoCo, all residential and business property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the public sidewalks next to their properties as soon as possible after a snowfall, or by 10 a.m. The list of contractors is designed to provide another option for residents or businesses to meet this requirement and also keep their private pathways, driveways and stairways safe for use. The city stresses that it is only collecting and distributing the information about contractors as a public service, and does not endorse any contractor on the list. Prices and terms of payment are set by individual contractors. More snow-removal information and winter preparation tips are available at www. portcoquitlam.ca/snow or by calling the city’s operations division at 604-927-5480. Anyone interested in volunteering for the new Snow Angels program, which pairs volunteers with people who are physically unable to shovel snow — such as those with disabilities — are asked to visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/ snowangels, call 604-927-5204 or e-mail snowangels@portcoquitlam.ca.

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Communication skills are vital for caregivers, especially when helping people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 16), local caregivers will have an opportunity to improve their communication skills through a free telephone workshop offered by the nonprofit Alzheimer Society of

Library offers e-reader demos

Are you curious about ebook readers? Whether you are considering buying one for Christmas or just want to try one, the Coquitlam Public Library is hosting hands-on demonstrations of two different types of e-book readers. Librarians will show patrons how to use Sony and Kobo e-readers and how to borrow e-books from the library’s digital collection, according to a press release. “E-book readers, or ereaders, are becoming more and more popular, and Coquitlamites look to the library as a go-to place for books and reading,” said librarian Jay Peters. “The readers we have chosen are compatible with our collection of digital books and audio books.” The readers are lightweight, and can hold hundreds of books at a time, the library says. The text is easy to read, and does not cause eye strain. The new e-readers are available for in-library demonstration only. Patrons are invited to drop by the information desk at the Poirier branch on Monday, Dec. 20, or at the City Centre branch on Friday, Dec. 17 between 1 and 3 p.m. to try them out. For more information, call 604-937-4148, Ext. 2 or e-mail jpeters@library.coquitlam. bc.ca The City Centre branch is located at 3001 Burlington Dr. in the City Hall building. The Poirier branch is at 575 Poirier St., across the street from Centennial Secondary.

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Events orphaned by AIDS. New members welcome. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15 Information: coquitlamgogos@gmail.com. or Minnekhada Park Association meets at 7 Pam at 604-469-0265. p.m. in the lodge of Minnekhada Regional Société francophone de Maillardville holds Park. Information: Trina at 604-520-6442. Café Croissant, a free morning Coquitlam Public Library hosts of francophone activities about a Christmas story time for parMaillardville, from 10 to 11:30 ents of children between two and a.m at 942-B Brunette Ave., six years from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Coquitlam. events@thenownews.com at the City Centre branch, 3001 Women Helping Others (WHO) Burlington Dr. Admission is free meets from 10 a.m. to noon at and no registration is required. Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. Information: 604-927-3561, Ext. 4. in Coquitlam. Widows and single women over Coquitlam River Roundtable Transition 50 welcome. Information: 604-464-2058. Team holds a meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in THURSDAY, DEC. 16 Meeting Room 2 of the City Centre Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way, to discuss stewMackin House Museum hosts its historardship representatives selection. Information: ical book club for a discussion on Margaret www.coquitlamriverwatershed.ca. Atwood’s Alias Grace at 2 p.m. at 1116 Coquitlam Gogos meets from 1 to 3 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam. All welcome p.m. the third Wednesday of every month for literary conversation, cookies and coffee. at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St. in Information: 604-516-6151 or www.coquitlamCoquitlam. Gogos raise awareness and money for African grandmothers caring for children  CONTINUED ON PAGE 20.

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heritage.ca. St. Andrew’s United Church hosts 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. For information, call the church at 604-939-5513. Coquitlam Public Library hosts a Christmas story time for parents of children between two and six years from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at the Poirier branch, 575 Poirier St. Admission is free and no registration is required. Information: 604-927-3561, Ext. 4. Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Association meets at 7 p.m in Victoria Hall, at the corner of Victoria Drive and Soball Avenue. Information: 604-941-2462. Morningside Toastmasters meets from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. For more information, visit www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca or call Gene at 604-230-8030.

the Kona Kai, cruising from Reed Point Marina along the CP Rail hosts its annual inner harbour. Residents are Holiday Train arrival at 9:15 encouraged to flash their p.m. with a celebration in Port houselights as Moody’s Queens the ships sail Street Plaza. The past. family event will Pinetree feature an evening Community events@thenownews.com of entertainment, Centre holds including a pera girls night formance by The featuring maniOdds. cures, pedicures, movie Reed Point Marina and and pizza for girls 10 to 13 Burrard Yacht Club team years old from 6 to 10 p.m. up with power squadrons for Admission is $25 and registraChristmas ship sailings of tion is required. Information:

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e all have our secret selves — the parts of ourselves we keep concealed from the rest of the world. But there are parts of yourself of which even you are unaware. You are more than you appear to be. You are a unique complex of conflicting thoughts, emotions and sensations, some of it on the surface, much of it hidden even from your own awareness. Deeper still lies a part of yourself that can make sense of it all, where meaning, purpose and peace reside. But to access that deeper self, you must first attend to your present, how you feel at this moment. In my last column, I introduced my approach to meditation with seven questions. So in answer to my first question, “What do I feel?” feel your breath. Attending to the simple act of breathing, you can attain just enough distance to look clearly at your present state: the feelings you are experiencing at this moment. Normally, you breathe

thoughts and actions at this without thinking about it, moment. but when you shift your What are you feeling? What consciousness to the effortemotions are controlling you? less flow of air through your Is it anger? Does it come nose and into your lungs and from frustrations the natural flow where reality from your lungs doesn’t live up through your to your expectanose, you will tions? Is it from find that you can the behaviour control not only of others or cirthe rhythm of cumstances over your breaths, but which you have the pace of your Health Wise no control? thoughts. What are the Attending first Dr. Davidicus Wong thoughts that to your breath, underlie your anger? Is there to the refreshing fullness of another way of thinking about a slow, deep breath and to the situation? Could you be the full-bodied release as you reacting to the present with exhale, you can feel a rise in your positive energy while you the feelings of the past? Sometimes current circumrelease your tensions. Mindful breathing can serve stances and the words and actions of others can trigger as a time out when the pace anger and resentment from of the day’s activities, your our past. own thoughts or your present Our reactions can be heavfeelings seem overwhelming. ily influenced by the back The pauses between breathing story of our past. We can fall in, breathing out and breathinto old patterns of reacting. ing in again can represent the Can you recognize any pattern still point, the centre where to your reactions? you can take a step back and Are you anxious? Does this see yourself — your feelings,

arise from feeling unprepared or just feeling rushed? We can’t control everything in life, but there are many things we can. We sometimes just forget we have a choice. Where do your choices lie? Are you taking on too much? Are you able to say no when someone asks you to do something you just can’t fit into your day? Are you able to ask for help? At any given time, we need just the right amount of challenge to feel engaged. If you don’t have enough challenge in your day, you’re bored. When the challenge exceeds your resources, you’re stressed. Negative, catastrophic thinking can raise feelings of anxiety. Our worried thoughts can make our world seem too much for us to handle. By taking a time out to feel your breath, you can bring down your anxiety a notch and reflect on your thoughts. As you control your breath, you can learn to control your thoughts, replacing statements that are self-defeating

Be food safe, health authorities advise Holiday meals figure prominently in festive gatherings, and fridges full of meal-makings and leftovers are common. As a result, Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health are reminding residents to be food safe. “As many as 700,000 people experience some form of food poisoning in B.C. each year. Although a minor case of food poisoning can cause moderate discomfort, a severe case can land a person in hospital,” Dr. Patricia Daly, chief medical health officer for Vancouver

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It could be the approach of a new year, full of promise and clean of blemishes, or it may be the holiday season, where everyday pressure is relieved and replaced by seasonal stress. Whatever the cause, the Coquitlam Express are pleased to ring it in, and hope to keep it coming. The B.C. Hockey League squad racked up four of a possible six points last week, topped by Friday’s 4-0 shutout over the Langley Chiefs. Although they suffered a 3-2 overtime loss Sunday to the Trail Smoke Eaters, the overall sense is a corner has been turned. Now if they can just stay on the road. “It was a good gutsy effort, we’re playing a little bit better and giving up fewer offensive chances, so that’s a positive side,” said Express coach Jon Calvano. “They’ve kind of turned a corner in that respect.” Beating second-place Langley for a second time in less than a month lifted everyone’s confidence, Calvano said. “It’s a huge boost and big kick of confidence… I wouldn’t have thought after losing to Langley 10-2 (on Nov. 17) that we could put a 4-0 win over them.” Alongside last Wednesday’s 5-4 OT loss to Surrey, the result against Trail was disappointing. Down 1-0 after 30 minutes, Coquitlam remained calm and patiently kept up the pressure. Massimo Lamacchia tallied in the second to tie the game, and Riley McIntosh gave the Express a 2-1 lead early in the third when he pinched in on the powerplay to beat Trail netminder Matt Larose on the stick side. But the Smokies converted an extra-man chance of their own midway through the third, then won it in OT when Ryan Aynsley’s shot from the slot deflected off a defender. “We’ve thrown a lot more pucks to the net and good things have happened,” said Lamacchia, who finished with a goal and two helpers over the two games. “I think we’ve just been snakebitten in overtime here, it’s just going to take one bounce our way to get around it.” All four points came without disgruntled assistant captain Brad Reid. The forward, who had battled his own slump and recently inked an NCAA scholarship deal with RIT, sat out the past three games and was dealt Monday night to Salmon Arm for future considerations. “We just felt a change was necessary, Brad had his scholarship (to RIT) and at this point and from everyone’s perspective, a change for Brad would be best,” said Coquitlam general manager/ president Darcy Rota. Reid came to the Express in a trade with Penticton three years  CONT’D ON P. 26, see COQUITLAM

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THREE-WAY BATTLE: Riverside Rapids’ Hillary Young, centre, fends off two York House Tigers players during Saturday’s HSBC senior girls championship final at UBC. The Rapids set a hot-shooting tone to down the No. 1-AA school 80-58. See story at bottom.

Good mix brings better fortune for Best Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com Have pieces, will profit. That sales-like slogan could apply easily to the 2010 edition of the Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils. The senior boys basketball team has suffered through its share of rough years on the Fraser Valley North circuit, with perennial powers Terry Fox, Centennial and Pitt Meadows making hay at their expense. There’ll be no more hay-making of that nature this year. The Blue Devils were loaded with more than optimism as they prepared for last night’s North league opener (past The NOW’s deadline) at Terry Fox. Their most recent test was a solid 8564 win over Burnaby Central last week. Best’s fortunes are rooted with a trio of Grade 12 forwards who’ve been through the Valley North grind, and are looking at turning the tables. Led by six-foot-eight centre Julian Asselstine, six-foot-four Mathew DaltonGibson and six-three Shaquille Nijjer, the Blue Devils bring a presence to the key that has already proved more than bothersome to the opposition. With Best alumnus Kenny Jamieson taking on the head coaching duties this year, the club is running a high-tempo approach. The addition of skilled Grade 11 guards Malik Garraway and Kevan Keeley has been another big boost, complementing the height up front. As any chemist could tell you, the mixture of various elements can result in something terrific, a terrible flop, or anywhere in between. So far, the signs are distinctly positive. “Coming into the season we had difficulty developing competitive practices. The players would be intense and competitive for games but lackadaisical at

times during practices,” said Jamieson. “That culture has started to change and we are slowly seeing the benefits of it.” At the Enver Creek tournament last week, the Coquitlam crew knocked off No. 2 AA South Okanagan 77-62, despite having spotted the Oliver-based squad 19 points right off the jump ball. “We started slowly, we were without our three veteran forwards who were stuck in traffic,” noted assistant coach Dave MacDonald. “Once they got in, we started chipping away at their lead.” The Blue Devils then held on to edge Walnut Grove 63-62, before falling in the final 64-42 to Enver Creek. Dalton-Gibson was named to the first all-star team. Asselstine’s size is an automatic attention grabber on the court, not unexpected of someone who was a member of the under-16 Team B.C. program and currently training at the Centre of Excellence. Dalton-Gibson and Asselstine share the captaincy duties and have helped establish a seri-

ous tone, Jamieson said. “Our two senior captains (Asselstine and Dalton-Gibson) have played a big role in assisting the coaching staff in developing the team-oriented atmosphere we are trying to achieve.” The coaching staff has set its sights high, with complete understanding of the task at hand. As a training ground for big expectations, the Fraser Valley North tends to train champions or grind out those hopes quickly. This year the Blue Devils will be hanging with the big boys, MacDonald says. “We missed the (North league) playoffs last year so it was a pretty down year. It’s always a battle but this year we’ve got some pretty high expectations — it’s just getting over that hump of being the second squad in your neighbourhood and turning some heads.” Jamieson concurs. His own personal history at Best — he was a student during its first year as a high school in 2000 — gives him a unique perspective. “Our win-loss record from that time

may disagree with me, but I believe we were as successful as we could have been as a team,” he recalled. “We had a scrappy, though relatively untalented group of players who loved the game and loved playing together.” Under the tutelage of coach J.J. Hyde, now a vice-principal at Terry Fox, Jamieson learned some valuable lessons. “It was because of him that I am now lucky enough to be in the position that I am… I am able to teach the players to treat every win and every loss the same — with humility.” Maintaining a balanced outlook and a positive attitude are all pieces of a successful season. If the effort is there, said Jamieson, the end result will reflect that. “Don’t get me wrong, we have set extremely high goals for ourselves this year and will push ourselves to our limits… I have no doubts that at the end of our season we will be successful in both ours and other people’s eyes.”

Riverside rides hot hands to an HSBC Classic crown The Riverside Rapids took their best shot. Again and again. The Port Coquitlam senior girls basketball team were redhot with the ball, blowing past the York House Tigers 80-58 at the HSBC Classic championship final Saturday at UBC. They started off with three long treys and were successful on seven of their first nine three-point attempts to stake out a 26-16 advantage after one quarter. Leading the No. 2-ranked AAA school were sisters Denise and Michelle Spacek, who hit three treys each. The pair finished with 18 and 13 points, respectively. “I’ve never seen shooting that hot… We were even banking them in,” said Rapids coach Paul Langford. “We actually played 10 games in a row so I didn’t have any practices, but we’re a pretty small team so [shooting three pointers] is something we concentrate on.” Cashing in a pair of long bombs each were Natalie Carkner and Laiken Cerenzie, with Megan Sherwood and Katie Woo adding singles. Although the sea-to-air missile game worked, Langford

admitted their success ratio Saturday would be hard to top. Most of his players have the green light to shoot, he noted. Cerenzie and Sherwood, who was playing despite a broken nose suffered earlier in the week, tallied 13 points apiece. Riverside was making its fourth appearance in an HSBC Classic final in the past five years. To get there this time they bounced Kitsilano 72-46 in the semifinal. Guard Michelle Spacek topped all shooters with 21 points, while Cerenzie chipped in with 16. Picking up an HSBC scholarship was Hillary Young, while Denise and Michelle Spacek were named to the first all-star squad. The Rapids now turn their attention to this week’s Tournament for Emily, a fundraiser for B.C. Children’s Hospital that tips off Thursday with a game between W.J. Mouat and the host squad (1:45 p.m. at Riverside). The tourney, which features 18 teams, includes seven of the top-10 teams. This year, the tourney will also have games at Terry Fox and Archbishop Carney gyms, with the final games of the weekend tipping off Saturday, 2:50 p.m. in each facility.


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The Centennial Centaurs gave as good as they got, and got third for their effort. The senior girls basketball squad recovered from a tough loss to York House in the semifinal to upend Kitsilano 88-77 for third place. Trailing by as much as 15 points, the Cents pulled even with Kits 59-59 after three quarters. Lauren Sollero collected 15 of her 17 points in the final frame, including three clutch treys. She

also chipped in 10 assists. Shayna Litman led all Centaur shooters with 21 points. It followed their 89-72 loss to York House. Litman, who was named to the tourney’s first all-star team with a game average 32 points, lit up the AA-top dogs for 39 points. Collecting HSBC scholarships were the Cents’ Amanda Reid, and Gleneagle senior boys Talons’ Brenden Yee.

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ago, and posted his best totals last year with 27 goals and 28 assists in 60 games. This season he had 14 goals and 17 assists.

To fill his spot, the club inked 17-year-old forward Cam Lawson, who was the Port Moody Black Panthers top scorer with 15 goals and 19 assists in 24 games.

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FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Coquitlam’s Gary MacKenzie, top, catches the action Monday in a fundraiser game between Centennial students and MacKenzie’s hockey friends. The event was initiated by his friends after MacKenzie, who sells and services custom sporting goods, was diagnosed with NonHodgkins lymphoma this year.

TRI-CITY EAGLES FIELD HOCKEY CLUB Registration Information for the 2011 Season Girls born in 1993 to 2005 are invited to get involved in the sport that ranks only second to soccer in the world. U-11 to U-18 teams compete in the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League from mid-March to June. Season Fee $115. The Club also offers a Mini-Hockey program for U-10 girls and boys (born 2001 to 2005). Season fee for minis is $100. Drop In and Try It Session January 15 Cunnings Field 12:30 - 1:30 Weather Permitting. Registration is available on our web site at www.tcfieldhockey.com Players must first register with Field Hockey BC to obtain a player ID number. This number will be needed to finalize registration with TC Field Hockey. See our web site for details. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Returning Players & New Registrants - Feb. 4th Mini-Hockey Registrants - Deadline Feb. 18th. $10 late fee charged after Feb. 4th if space is available.

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Maxine Vollans (nee Dickson) was born July 16th, 1922 in Edmonton Alberta, but lived in Coquitlam, BC since 1966. She died peacefully the morning of December 7th, 2010 at Foyer Maillard in Coquitlam where she lived for the past three and a half years. Maxine was strongly devoted to her family, Church and the community. Music was one of her greatest joys in life. She sang for many more years in the Como Lake United Church choir and with The Coquitlam Chorale. A memorable experience was singing with the Chorale at Carnegie Hall in July 2000. The family would like to express special thanks to all the staff at Foyer Maillard for their devotion and support. Maxine was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1989 and is survived by a loving family: sons Wil (Rose) and Larry (Joan); daughter Linda (Graham); grandchildren Andrea (Andrew), Brendan and Erin; as well as her two great grand daughters Lola and Kala. A memorial service will be held for Maxine on Monday, December 13th at 1:30 p.m. at Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont Street, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, Como Lake United Church or the Dogwood Pavillion in Coquitlam would be appreciated.

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1114 HOWIE ST. COQUITLAM

www.caprent.com

Furniture

Houses - Sale

RENTALS

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

6020

544 SYDNEY PLACE COQUITLAM Jr. 1 Bdrms

starting from

850

$

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

CYPRESS GARDENS

1 bedrooms starting at $804

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

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

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Apt/Condos

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237

BBY LGHD MALL, Clean & Bright 2 BR, $1200 incls ht & h/w, n/s, n/p, Immed. 604-298-3470

COQ. 3 BR $1,000, 2 BR $875, 1 BR $800, Now/Jan 1, heat, prkg. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249 COQ BLUE MOUNTAIN, 1 BR apt, $800 incls heat, nr bus, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 604-467-2157

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST. Reno Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR. New Appl’s etc. N/P, From $650-$1050 inc. Heat & Hot Water. Avail Now. 604-724-8353

PT MOODY Klahanie, NEW 2 BR, 2 bath, granite, appls, sec prkg. Canoe Club/gym/pool/ party Jan 1. $1350. N/S. 604-809-857

NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available Jan 1. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040

COQ, WALK to Coq Centre, WCE transit, Douglas College. Brand NEW LUXURY Bosa, 1 BR Condo, beautiful granite counts, ss appls, hrdwd flrs, 1 storage, 1 sec’d prkg, sec bldg. Excellent amens: fitness area, sauna/steam room. $1200. Avail Jan 1/Feb1. Prefer NS/NP. Call 604-880-0439

CANTERBURY COURT Fifth Ave, New West 1 BR $785. 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

GARDEN VILLA 1010 6th Ave, New West

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 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

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

320-9th St, New West

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

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

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

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

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

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

New Westminster

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

Burnaby

884 INVERGARRY AVE. Bright, spotless 1 BR suite. Owner lives up. Fridge, stove, washer & dryers. Flexible possession. Lease and excellent references a must. $795 incls utils.

Houses - Rent

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

6535

Homestay

BBY, 22ND/BOUNDARY. Homestay Furnished 2 BR, share bath, with or without 2 meal option, cable, sh’d W/D. By BCIT, SFU, all transit. NS/NP. Refs. 778-389-9925 or 604-879-1454

6540

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597 ANMORE, 2 BR Rancher, reno’d, 1900sf, lev acreage, 5 appls, f/p, garg, patio, $2095. mins PoMo/ Coq Ctr, Buntzen, 778-688-6622

BBY, CENTRAL. Large 3 BR, upper flr. Like new! New paint, new double-glazed windows, new ceiling, new applis. 2 baths, f/p, private w/d, covered sundeck, lots of prkg. $1,550/mo + ½ util. N/s, small pets okay. Nr BCIT, SFU, BGH, Skytrain & bus. Avail Jan 1. 604-563-1231 or 604-298-6874

Shared Accommodation

6595-20 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 COQ BLUE MTN Como Lk, 2672sf 2 lev hse, 4 BR, 2 bath, 2 f/p, garage, 5 appls. NS/NP. Jan 1. $1695 + utls. 604-931-3050

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

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

6595

COQ New Horizon, newly reno’d 3BR, 2 lvls, all new appls, 1900 sf, nr Pinetree Sec, ns/np, Jan 1st, $1850/mo, 604 760-6372 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds....$888/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 5 bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BONSOR APTS

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Dec 15 or Jan 1. Call 778-846-5275

BBY, EAST. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Shared laundry. Near schools, Skytrain & bus. $895/mo + util. Ns/np. Now. 604-789-6318, 604-521-1008

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $850 incl util. Jan1. 604-430-1358

Suites/Partial Houses

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, 22ND/BOUNDARY. 2 BR, sep W/D. Nr BCIT. Ns/np. $1000 incl hydro/cbl. Immed. Refs. 778-389-9925 or 604-879-1454 BBY BRIGHT with view 1 BR g/lvl, $795 incls utils, nr ammens, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. 604-520-1346 BBY CENTRAL, Upper Duplex ste, 3 BR, 1.5 bath, quiet, D/W, sh’d W/D, prkg. Avail Jan 1 or 15. $1325 + 60% utls. Refs. N/S. Cat ok. Nr BCIT, trans. 604-433-5151 BBY, CLOSE to Highgate, lrg 3 BR with ensuite, Jan 1, 5 appls, $1375/mo + utils. 604-522-8127 BBY HOSPITAL 1 BR ste, partly furnished, $650 + utils, incl cbl & net, Avail Dec 22. n/s, n/p, w/d, 778-785-6974 or 604-726-8643

BBY METROTOWN, Spac 1 BR g/l, sh’d W/D, $750 incls utls/cble. NS/NP. Av Jan 1. 604-454-9188 BBY NORTH, 1100sf, 2 BR g/l ste, sh’d W/D, carport. $900+50% utls. NS/NP. Jan 1. 604-618-0050 BBY NORTH 2 BR g/lvl, priv ent, alarm, w/d, all new appls & kitchen, $950 incls all utils, ns/np, Refs Req, Immed, 604-716-4703 BBY NORTH 2 BR upper lvl, mnt & city view, lrg deck, n/p, $900 + utils. w/d, Also: Bach ste, $750 incls utils. Immed. 604-951-8632

BBY, NORTH. 3 BR, upper, priv laundry, $1250/mo + util. Also: 2 BR bsmt, $850/mo + util. Ns/np. Near Brentwood Mall. Avail now. 604-299-7887 or 604-644-1312 BBY NORTH Bach g/lvl ste, all new appls & kitchen, priv ent, alrm, w/d, $650 incls all utils, ns/ np, Immed, Refs. 604-716-4703

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

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ, Lougheed Mall/SFU, reno’d 5 BR, 2 kitchens, view, cls to bus, parking, no dogs, N/s, $2,150/mo. (604) 942-640 or 604-562-9588 MAPLE RIDGE W, 2 BR, newer, w/d, incls utils/net/cbl, air cond, alarm, N/s, N/s, nr amen/WC Exp. $900/mo, Jan 1. 604-816-1327 NEW WEST Queenboro 1 BR bsmt ste, sep ent, shared lndry, n/s, n/p, full bath, incls hydro & cbl, $650, nr bus & walmart, Avail Jan 15. 778-988-8898 lve msg. NEW WEST Queensboro 1 BR g/lvl, clean & quiet, ns/np, $600 incls hydro/heat, 604-526-4446 NEWLY RENO’D 1 bdrm bsmt suite $675/mo - Riverview Heights n/s n/p util & wifi incl. Avail Jan. 1st. (604) 728-7208 N.WEST Queensborough NEW lrg 2 BR gr lev ste, sh’d W/D. $875 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-339-8616

POCO. Bright, clean 1 BR, grd/lvl. Priv laundry & patio. Cozy w/b f/p. Near bus. $700/mo + 1⁄3 util. N/s, n/p. Avail Jan 1st. 604-944-6669

POCO CITADEL HTS, 3 BR + Den g/lvl, 1200 sqft, priv ent, w/d, open kitchen, w/i closet, full bath, 2 blks to schl & transit, $1000 + utils. Jan 1. ns/np, 604-472-9802 PT COQ. 2 BR, f/ba, f/p, priv w/d. Great view! Ns/np. $950mo incl utls. Avail now. 604-944-1479

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, decorative fireplace, 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

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

FOR RENT

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

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

6602

COQ 1 BR g/l, avail now. $750 incls utls, cble, net, W/D. Suits 1. Como Lake/Blue Mtn. NS/NP. 778-355-3964 or 604-729-4709

SKYLINE TOWERS

MONTECITO TOWERS

Suites/Partial Houses

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO, Own BR / bath, $450 incls utils, W/D, share home. N/S, N/P. Near Coq Ctre. 778-216-1727

6602

6602

view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

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.

604 939-0944

6540

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311

Family Living

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

Apt/Condos

EL PRESIDENTE

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

6508

VILLA MARGARETA

CALL 604 715-7764 NEW WEST. 1 BR Apt, $725/mo incls heat, light, cable, laundry, avail Jan 1st. Call 604-780-0048

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

7010

Personals

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). FREE TO TRY. LOVE * MONEY * LIFE. #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 $3.19 min. 18+ 1-900-783-3800 NOW HIRING GAY PHONE Chat. FREE TRIAL. 1-877-501-1012 Talk to or meet desirable guys in your area anytime, 24/7. Where private, confidential fantasies come true! 1-877-501-1012 18+.


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

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM

8080

Electrical

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

604-463-7919

8087

8055

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

Systems Ltd.

Cleaning

#1 QUALITY Cleaning Service Homes & Business. Senior Disc. Low Rates. 604 724-8998 ★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ Clean to perfection, Honest, Lic & Insured, Free Window Cleaning, Call 778-840-2421 Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Holiday Cleanup, Res, Ref’s avail★ Call 604 760-7702 ★

8060

Concrete

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

8073

Drainage

ARIES LANDSCAPE Construction Ret walls, fences, drainage, leaf blowing, snow rem. 604-808-9017

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

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

8080

Electrical

Excavating

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

Snow, Drainage, Concrete Break /Cut, Oil Tank, Auger, Bobcats www.idigyou.ca • 604-512-1980

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

Call: 604-240-3344

GET ER’ DONE Flooring & Trim

Laminate & Hardwood

604-841-1855 604-466-9733

8125

Gutters

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

8130

Handyperson

★ HANDYMAN★ $30 per hour Call 604-762-6401

8155

Landscaping

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

To place your ad call

604-444-3000 Moving & Storage

8250

Lawn & Garden

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

Winter Services

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

SNOW REMOVAL

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

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance FREE ESTIMATES • Seniors Discount

604-787-8061 604-537-4140

www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

604-708-8850

EZ GO MOVERS 604-580-2171 www.ezgomovers.com

Planning on RENOVATING?

Rubbish Removal

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

MONTY J’S MOVING

8160

8255

Roofing

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

Quick & Reliable Movers from$48 per hour #1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774.

8185

A-1 Moving Local/Long distance. Special rates for Deliveries 24/7. Lic & insured. Ph: 604-930-3000 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885

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

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

Christmas Special

15% OFF

Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. PAINTING Text. Ceilings & Drywall Repairs. Cove & Trim Finishing. Cer. Tiles. 604-521-1567.

8220

Plumbing

Start to Finish Plumbing & Renovations Repairs • Installation • Bathroom Reno We do it All Free Estimates & Guarantee Licenced • Affordable 20 yrs Experience Call Tony 604-816-2757

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

8295

8250

604-937-6633 604-349-5533

Roofing

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

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

Winter storm trimming Dangerous Tree Removal Stump Grinding. Call now:

604-521-7594 604-817-8899

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

RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.

Tried & True Since 1902

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

AUTOMOTIVE

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9145

Scrap Car Removal

$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.

9125

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER

Domestic

1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3900. 604-763-3223

9145

9145

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

604-761-7175

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

I BUY JUNK CARS & TRUCKS

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Free Removal & Towing Service!

Scrap Car Removal

★CALL★ 604-880-8420 or 604-277-9021

Removal FREEScrap/Car

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

9160

E

Sports & Imports

No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

(604) 209-2026 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

Tree Services

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

Snow Removal

Commercial & Residential Fully Insured trucke2k@hotmail.com

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

8315

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

K & E’S 24 HOUR SNOW PLOWING & SALTING

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 day honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

8195

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Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

604-728-1965 John

2001 SUZUKI ESTEEM GL, 4 dr sedan, silver, 1 owner, well maint, auto, trans, remote start, 157k, $3500 obo. 604-945-0461

9173 STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

Vans

1993 GMC 1 Ton Cube Van, air care, propane, 17.5ft box, new tires, $6000obo, 604-858-3913

PLUMBERS

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

Two Easy Steps to Finding a Pre-Owned Vehicle

1 Click.

1. Go to thenownews.com/autofind 2. Search by STOCK# 3. Get details & photos of cars you choose

2 Drive.

Contact the dealer, check out your new ride and drive home. Easy, right?

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 THOMAS DIAMOND Quality Renos, Repairs, Decks, Stairs etc. Precise, Reliable, Prof, Insured. Free Est. 604-710-7941. thomasdiamond1@hotmail.com

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• GOOD NEIGHBOURS • GOOD ADVICE • SINCE 1921

Stocking Stuffers - Under 20 $

Mega Pro 15 in 1 Screw Driver

Master Directional Lock Padlock

17

$

151

.98

12

$

City Slicker Leather Driving Gloves 007M

19

$

.98 pr.

.98 ea.

14

SPF85356CC

12

.98 pk.

Tool Shaped Bottle Openers

9pc Hex Key Set

$

302L

$

T95045

2

.98

$

ea.

TASK Tri-Blade Knife with Blades

TASK Multi Tool T95053

0330230

12 Pack Workgloves

.99 ea.

Assorted Novelty BBQ Lighters

$ $ 12 19.98 14.98 Winter Weather Beaters

$

T00993

.98 ea.

ea.

Snowshovels

1500W Infrared Furnace

Metal and Plastic, Scoops and Pushers

0612330

Heats up to 1000 square feet 3 in 1. Heater, Air Purifier, Humidifier

449

$

.99

WOODTONE OR BLACK

ea.

ea.

10 36

$ $

.98 .98

Eco-Traction 007M

Prevent Slips and Falls with 100% Mineral-based Spreading Compound

16

$

ea.

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

.99 10 kg.

2.27kg $7.49

We carry a big selection of Rock Salt, Ice Melters, Scrapers, Windshield Washer Fluid and Anti Freeze! Taking on a Flooring Project over the Wintertime All 12.5mm Eclipse Laminate Flooring is on for

20% OFF

Regular Price $2.39 sq ft. Sale Price $1.90 sq ft. Until supplies last.

2650 Mary Hill Rd. Port Coquitlam

Tel: 604.942.7282 Fax: 604.942.9650 Sale prices in effect through January 1st, 2011 HOLIDAY HOURS: December 24th (Closed at 1:00pm) Closed December 25, 26, 30, 31, Jan 1


Coquitlam Now December 15 2010  

Coquitlam Now December 15 2010

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