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Get ready to drop, cover and hold The phrase “drop, cover and hold” will take on a new level of significance next week, as the province’s largest earthquake preparedness drill touches down in the TriCities. Slated for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, the firstever Great British Columbia ShakeOut will see governments in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, along with 22 schools in School District 43, take part in the event. “The purpose of the drill really is two-fold: it’s to educate the public that there is, in fact, an earthquake risk here in British Columbia, and to also educate them on correct protective actions during an earthquake,” said Karen Basi, Coquitlam’s emergency programs manager, at Monday’s council meeting. Organized by the BC Earthquake Alliance Society, the day’s events are meant to reinforce the practice of “drop, cover and hold,” while also highlighting the need for preparation at home or at the workplace. At 10 a.m. next Wednesday, participants will be asked to drop to the ground and take cover under a desk or table while protecting their heads and necks. In the event that a table or desk isn’t available, participants will be instructed to crouch near the corner of a building. The procedure will last for one minute, during which time those taking part will assess the risks around them — falling debris or large items that aren’t anchored down. As of Tuesday, more than 330,000 participants had registered to take part in the event, which was scheduled to coincide with the magnitude  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see SHAKEOUT.

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CHOICES, CHOICES: Brynn, left, and Skyler, both 8, look at dresses available through the New to You Fancy Dress Swap held Tuesday at Leigh Elementary. Girls bought used dresses for $5 and shoes for $2, with proceeds going to the Gaby Davis Foundation. The event was a lead-up to the school’s Father-Daughter Snowflake Ball, set for Feb. 4. Visit www.thenownews.com for a photo gallery of the dress swap.

Coquitlam looks at online voting Stories by John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com The City of Coquitlam may soon join Vancouver and Surrey in trying to establish an online voting system, though it’s unlikely any changes will be made before municipal elections later this year. Coquitlam’s entry into the debate came Monday, when Coun. Linda Reimer tabled a notice of motion asking the province to pass legislation — preferably in the next sitting of the legislature — to allow for the move. “It seems that it could be somewhat difficult for 2011, but I think if we all make it clear that we want to move in this direction, then we could certainly have it in place for 2014, if not in 2011,” Reimer said in an interview Tuesday. Reimer’s motion also calls for the province and

Elections BC to source out potential service providers to enable the online shift. Set to be voted upon at the Feb. 7 council meeting, Reimer’s motion has also been sent to all other B.C. municipalities. “I think some provincial government action would be a good idea, rather than each municipality inventing the wheel for itself, or taking all its guidance from one supplier,” said Coun. Neal Nicholson, who seconded Reimer’s motion. Reimer said her motivation in bringing the motion forward is two-fold: to bolster overall voter turnout and engage younger generations in the political process. The 2010 byelection saw a 7.6-percent voter turnout, while the 2008 general election attracted 21.5 per cent of eligible voters. The 2007 byelection saw just 5.1 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot. “When you think about it, everybody is living online now and we have to change with the times,”

Reimer said. “We have to make sure that our young people are engaged in the political process, and this is one way of ensuring that.” Local governments in both Surrey and Vancouver have also suggested that they want to move to an online voting model. Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer recently tabled a similar notice of motion that will be heard at an upcoming Vancouver city council meeting. Her motion suggests that more than 30 municipalities in Ontario and parts of Eastern Canada have adopted the online model, and that recent Elections Canada research indicates that 57 per cent of non-voters cited “time pressures” as their primary reason for not voting. “[Online voting] kind of makes a lot sense,” Mayor Richard Stewart said Tuesday. “It perhaps allows  CONTINUED ON PAGE 10, see ONLINE VOTING.

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Less garbage around town leads Port Coquitlam to record fewer bruin sightings in 2010 Stories by Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com It’s a step in the right direction. Bear sightings plummeted in Port Coquitlam in November and December, which is good news to bylaw services manager Dan Scoones. “In the last two months of 2010, the number of sightings just dropped right off the radar screen. This is good because it reflects the kind of behaviour that you want in bears. You get into the winter months and the cold weather, and they just head off into the hinterland in order to den,” Scoones said. “But if there’s still food around in November and December, bears will continue to hang out and they’ll just keep eating. Then it’s possible, if bears are eating garbage, they can just stay out of the den all year.” In 2010, a total of 540 bear sightings were reported in Port Coquitlam,

with only two of these sightings in November and none in December. These annual totals are up from 235 in 2009, but down from 926 in 2008. In 2010, there were three reported incidents of bear aggression in Port Coquitlam. As well, nine bears were relocated, one cub was rehabilitated and one bear was killed. Scoones noted that the percentage of reported sightings tends to increase as residents become more aware of bears. Port Coquitlam residents should continue with proper garbage handling and adjust to correct set-out times for pick up, Scoones said. Last summer, bylaw officers went on evening patrol and issued 103 tickets for $150 each to residents who weren’t meeting garbage and green waste setout regulations. “If bears can’t get at garbage, then they have no reason to come into our neighbourhoods and put themselves and our citizens at risk,” he said.

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Students begin taking FSA tests this week It’s that time of year again. Provincially mandated foundations skills assessments (FSA) began Monday for Grade 4 and 7 students across the province. The reading, writing and numeracy tests are designed to measure skills acquired over several school years. The testing takes about four and a half hours, and can be spread out between Jan. 17 and Feb. 25. According to the Ministry of Education, it costs about $7.50 per student to create the tests, ship answer booklets, train markers and provide information. School District 43 will also provide an honorarium to 60 administrators to mark the FSAs on the weekend after testing is complete. Assistant superintendent Maureen Dockendorf said FSA tests provide a provincial snapshot in time, but they are not the school district’s most important indicator of student achievement.

“What tells us most about student achievements are classroom assessments based on teacher judgment. That’s our best indicator — when the teachers are actually saying, ‘Here’s how our kids are doing.’ That’s way more valid that the FSA,” Dockendorf said. “[The FSA] is a glimpse and it tells us where we are in relation to other districts, but it’s not our No. 1 indicator.” As always, parents have the right to withdraw their children from taking the FSA, Dockendorf added, and they should discuss the issue with the school principal. Last year, the Coquitlam Teachers’ Association recommended that parents write letters to principals to request their children be exempted from the tests. Among other issues, the group was concerned that test results could be misused to rank schools and promote privatization. CTA president Teresa Grandinetti did not return calls by The NOW’s deadline. However, the B.C.

Teachers’ Federation reaffirmed its opposition to FSA tests in a press release Monday. “The FSA tests do not help students learn or teachers teach, nor do they give parents any valuable information about their children’s progress,” states the press release. “Instead, they take valuable time and muchneeded resources away from the classroom and undermine teachers’ ability to provide meaningful learning experiences for all students.” Meanwhile, Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid wrote an open letter to parents of Grade 4 and 7 students to explain why the government believes FSA tests are important. “We know that there is a very strong correlation between a child’s FSA scores and their future success in completing school,” MacDiarmid wrote. “In other words, the earlier that we discover a student may be struggling, the faster teachers and principals can intervene to help them.”

Good dog: PoCo offers discounts on licences Port Coquitlam pet owners can save on dog licences until the end of February. Until Feb. 28, owners can receive a $15 discount off regular licensing fees, which depend on whether or not the dog has been spayed or neutered. Bylaw services manager Dan Scoones said owners can now pay $32 to license a spayed or neutered dog. However, rates will jump to $47 on March 1 when a residential dog licensing campaign begins.

For dogs that aren’t spayed or neutered, the discounted rate is $80, which will return to the regular $95 fee March 1. “That’s a substantial savings, so we’d like as many people as possible to come in (to City Hall) in the next two months and license their dogs,” Scoones said. “Of course, the licence fee is designed to encourage people to spay and neuter their pets. It puts a financial incentive.”

Port Coquitlam’s dog licence revenue jumped to $150,000 in 2010, up from about $100,000 in previous years, due to a door-to-door canvassing campaign. Last year, 3,800 PoCo dogs were licensed, compared to 2,650 in 2009. Scoones said it’s important for owners to license their dogs because it’s a legal bylaw requirement. “The dog licence revenue does support amenities for dog owners,” he added.

As well, when licensed dogs are picked up as strays, they usually get delivered directly home for free, Scoones said. “It doesn’t go to the pound, so there’s no impound and board fee,” he said. “If it’s a licensed dog, we’ll actually pick it up and deliver it most of the time.” Dog licence applications are available from the tax office on the first floor of City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy St. For information, call 604-9275425.

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nine earthquake that hit B.C. on Jan. 26, 1700. “Everyone has got to decide that this is something that they should be prepared for,” Mayor Richard Stewart said in an interview Tuesday. “The question isn’t if we get a major earthquake, it’s when. I’m encouraged by the formalization of a specific day that we can all get together and examine our collective response to something that we know is coming.” Basi noted Monday that the inaugural ShakeOut B.C. drill will be modelled after similar initiatives that have taken place in California for the last three years. She added that research coming out of the Golden State has suggested that most people injured in earthquakes are hurt by “non-structural hazards” in their homes and workplaces — books, mirrors and other objects that aren’t properly secured — and that many others are injured while trying to enter or exit buildings during an earthquake. In an interview Tuesday, Basi suggested that all families

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establish individual emergency plans to prepare themselves, including an out-of-province contact that can be used as a central communication point for all family members. “In an earthquake, we know that regular phone line service will probably go down for some time, but we also know that long distance service might come up faster than local service,” she said. Basi also suggested establishing a central meeting point for everyone to gather at, and the need for 72 hours worth of supplies. “As a basis, the first thing would be to assemble enough water for you and your family for 72 hours. As for food supplies, it would be canned goods and other foods you can prepare without water, ideally,” she said, adding that extra clothes, batteries and a battery-powered radio, a first aid kit, specific medications and pet supplies should also be accounted for. Basi recommended storing a “grab and go bag” with many of the same contents in the family car and keeping a pair of shoes

under your bed. “That’s a good one even for fire safety as well that most people might not think of,” she said. As for School District 43, 22 elementary and middle schools will be taking part in the drill, though high school students won’t participate due to exams. “In the event of an earthquake, the plan is for everybody to drop, cover and hold on, no matter what,” said Wendy Bennett, School District 43’s health and safety manager. “And then, depending on how the building stands up to it, the plans will be different at each location. But typically, we evacuate all of our buildings out to the field, where the kids get counted and make sure everyone’s out safely. “Then they make a determination as to what the next steps are from there, depending on how the earthquake affected the buildings.” For more information, see www.shakeoutbc.ca. — with a file from Jennifer McFee

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Craigslist deal linked to assault were factors in the crash, but that weather feaPolice are warning online buyers and sellers tured prominently. to be vigilant about safety, after a transaction He said drivers and pedestrians have to be led to an alleged assault in Port Moody. “hyper-vigilant” during bouts of wet weather. On Thursday, Jan. 6 at about 8 p.m., police “People don’t realize the physics of a vehicle were called to a fight in progress at St. Johns change dramatically in the rain, especially durStreet and Barnet Highway. Callers reported a ing inclement weather,” he said. “Basically, group of males involved in an altercation. this is liquid snow. If you are exercising cauWhen police arrived, they found that one tion during a snowy day, visualize this as liquid man had been attacked. The man had posted snow and exercise the same precautions.” his cellphone for sale on Craigslist, and the Kim said it’s too soon to say whether charsuspect had contacted the seller and indicated ges will be laid. they would meet, and that he would bring ••• friends. Police are reminding people to be vigilant “When the prospective seller went to do against crimes of opportunity, his transaction, he was attacked,” after a break-in suspect easily Const. Bill Kim said. Police were gained access to a Port Moody able to locate and arrest two youths home Monday. nearby. The cellphone and other Police were called to the 1000 items allegedly taken during the Simone Blais block of Tuxedo Drive, and offirobbery were seized as evidence. cers arrived to find various items Kim said people looking to buy missing. The homeowner reported or sell items through online clasbeing gone from 9:30 a.m. to noon, but in that sifieds are encouraged to protect themselves: Meet in a safe, public place like outside a police time, someone gained entry through a rear door and made off with electronic gaming sysstation during the day and ensure you always tems, movies, cellphones and loose change. have someone with you. The break-in follows a rash of incidents in “Police believe this file may be connected Port Moody earlier this month, where a surto a similar robbery that occurred the night veillance system was broken at Suter Brook before,” Kim said. and a home on Seaview Drive was broken into. ••• Port Moody police Const. Bill Kim said A woman is recovering in hospital after she police do not believe the three incidents are was struck by a bus on St. Johns Street in Port Moody last Thursday. Police were called around linked. “These people left the house with the rear 5:40 p.m. to the intersection of St. Johns and door open and unlocked,” he said. “These Williams Street, where the woman was found opportunists, when they see an easy way, with serious injuries to her legs, torso, head they’ll take it. These people will check the and shoulder area. doors. If it’s open, they will come in. If it’s She was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital, closed, they’ll move on to the next easy target.” and has since undergone surgery. Anyone with information is asked to call The intersection was closed for five hours. police at 604-461-3456 or Crime Stoppers at Port Moody police Const. Bill Kim said 1-800-222-TIPS. investigators do not believe speed or alcohol

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Garbage made PoCo look ‘trashy’ Re: “Garbage pickup inadequate,” letter to the Is our system adequate, City Hall? editor, Wednesday, Jan. 12. Mary Wenzel Tracy O’Toole is asking for some feedback on this Port Coquitlam issue from residents and City Hall. I agree with her that we pay lots of ‘No compassion’ taxes — which keep increasing — but At municipal election time, we heard our services seem to decrease or diminsome good promises, but lo and behold, ish. Nineteen days was a very long, trying water rates went up and garbage rates time for us in Blue Zone 4 — too long. went up. I saw a lot of overflowing garbage To The Editor Also, we saw a nice salary raise on the cans with garbage spilled out onto the part of council. ground. Also, birds picked at the garbage What does one do? Wait for another that didn’t fit into the closed cans and made a big election? There’s been no compassion or thought to mess all over the place. the set income of a lot of voters. Garbage all over our community makes our city E. Muirhead look trashy. Coquitlam

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hould the province subsidize medications to help smokers kick the habit? The Lung Association of BC and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon think so. The organizations paired up this week to make an appeal to the provincial government: treat nicotine addiction as a serious chronic condition and provide B.C. smokers who are ready to quit with subsidized access to patches, pills, gums and other quit-smoking aids. “Addiction to the nicotine in cigarettes is complex, and what works for one smoker will not necessarily work for another,” said Scott McDonald, CEO of the BC Lung Association. “It is important that British Columbians know that there are effective strategies available to help them with nicotine withdrawal and dependence. Without counselling and/or medical support, only a small percentage of smokers succeed at staying smoke-free. “Typically, it takes a tobacco user six to seven attempts before they quit for good. Tobacco addiction is a chronic, relapsing medical condition, not just a personal choice.” He’s right, of course. Anyone who has watched a smoker struggle to kick the habit — or who has struggled themselves — knows that butting out can be a painful and frustrating process. There are 550,000 smokers in B.C., and studies show that 70 per cent of them want to quit. A relatively small outlay of money on the part of the province could turn many of those people into healthier individuals who will be less of a drain on the health-care system in years to come. It could also save the lives of non-smokers who will no longer be exposed (often as children) to the damaging effects of second-hand smoke. No matter how you look at it, from a compassionate point of view or with an eye to saving future health-care dollars, the province should subsidize these products now.

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Vitriolic attacks not contained to the U.S. A daring suggestion that people follow the law. lot is being said and written about the decline The most serious of the threats were turned over of civility in our political culture these days. to police some time ago, and it will be interesting to It’s time we confront this disturbing problem. An element of nastiness has always lurked beneath see whether anyone will face criminal charges. James, who now needs security for himself and the surface of political debate, and people often say his young family, revealed the nature of the attacks politics is a blood sport. True enough, but what is when asked about them by the media in the wake of occurring these days is unprecedented. the debate that was occurring in the U.S. after the I’ve detected some smugness in Canadians’ Arizona shooting tragedy. response to what is commonly referred to as the Perhaps most revealing, the recall proponents “overheated political rhetoric” that is clouding U.S. were primarily outraged that James would choose to politics. The vitriolic attacks that occur south of the publicly talk about these hateful attacks in the midborder — where Sarah Palin and her Tea Party gang dle of a recall campaign. Their response launch violence-laced verbal assaults on to the death threats sounded like an their opponents, who often succumb to afterthought. temptation and respond in kind — could James’s comments came this past never happen here, we insist. week because a reporter asked him a But one doesn’t have to dig very deep question. But the fact he needed security in our own political culture to find was actually reported some weeks ago by rhetoric that is beyond overheated and the Globe and Mail. inflammatory attacks that go well past View From If you want more evidence of the what is acceptable in a fair and just socilack of judgment and civility that exists ety. The Ledge among many Canadians, check out the Take, as just one example, the Keith Baldrey comments thread that followed that unprecedented verbal and written story online. More than 150 comments were posted. assaults on B.C.’s acting chief electoral office, Craig Almost none of them expressed any kind of symJames. pathy at all for James, and in fact many said James James had the temerity to make a technical ruling on the wording of the recall petition against B.C. deserved being threatened. This brings us to a key part of the growing probLiberal MLA Ida Chong in her riding of Oak Baylem: the anonymity of the Internet, which allows Gordon Head. His actions simply delayed, for a very anyone the chance to smear another without having short time, the start of the recall campaign. to be held accountable for his or her actions. As a result, he has received almost 400 angry eIf I (or any other reporter or editor at this newsmails that he characterizes as “vile” and that include paper) were to libel someone, the consequences wishes that he meet a quick demise, as well as a would be harsh. The aggrieved party would sue, and handful of actual death threats — all for making the

there’s a good chance the offending writer would pay a significant financial penalty. But on websites and blogs, people are allowed to post the most outrageous, libellous, threatening and inaccurate comments and, because they do so under the cowardly cloak of anonymity (or pseudonyms), they face no consequences Yet, their comments hang in the air and get traded back and forth by like-minded individuals who will quickly accept anything said or written that neatly fits their preconceived views, no matter how much evidence shows those views to be wrong, inaccurate or based on hate or prejudice. Newspapers and other media outlets should return to the days of the rigid letters-to-the-editor policies that took steps to ensure all published comments were accurately signed. For now, they have abandoned ethical standards for the sake of accumulating “hits” to their websites in order to impress potential advertisers. Personally, I think Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and commentators like Glenn Beck are a menace. But that political movement is certainly entitled to participate in the political process — as long as its proponents don’t cross the line of decency, civility and accuracy. But don’t think for a moment the extremists who have poisoned political debate in the U.S. don’t also exist here. They can be found in Canada, on the left and right, and they are mostly on the Internet. If you don’t believe me, just ask Craig James. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Gender discrimination abounds for male nurses You’ve just arrived on the surgical unit after having undergone an operation. You feel groggy and nauseous, you don’t know where you are and you feel alone and scared. You hear a calm and reassuring voice. You open your eyes and are surprised that a man introduces himself to you as John, your nurse. This is a frequent reaction, as it is uncommon to have a male nurse. According to the Canadian Nurses Association, in 2008, of the 261,889 registered nurses in Canada, only 5.9 per cent were male, although in B.C. this figure is higher at 11 per cent. So why are there so few men in the nursing profession today? Beginning in the fourth and fifth centuries, health-care providers were predominantly men. During the Crusades, the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem was founded and they built castles and hospitals where they provided shelter and care to travelling pilgrims. This changed in the mid-nineteenth century during the Crimean War, when Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern-day nursing, promoted this vocation as an exclusively female profession. This shift resulted in a lasting perception of nursing requiring feminine qualities to nurture and provide care. Today, men who choose to enter the profession face many barriers, including having their masculinity questioned, being stereotyped as homosexuals and being subjected to gender bias. A man who contemplates entering nursing may feel unfairly judged by society’s perception of who a nurse should be. Other barriers include lack of male mentors, a female-dominated environment that men may find intimidating and inadequate workplace facilities,

such as a lack of restrooms for men. A male nursing student recalled being denied the opportunity to observe childbirth based on his gender, even though the obstetrician was male. Nursing needs to be seen as a gender-equal profession, where men are recognized as having the same knowledge and skills to provide the same high-quality care to patients as female nurses. Breaking down these barriers must be a priority in order to encourage more men to become nurses. Nursing school recruitment campaigns must be more proactive in attracting men to enter the profession. The bachelor of science in nursing program at Douglas College has seen a steady increase in the number of male students entering To The the program. In 2009, 8.6 per cent of students in the nursing program were male. By September 2010, this had almost doubled to 16.6 per cent, making this the largest number of male students admitted to the nursing program in one semester. While women continue to outnumber men in nursing, this increase indicates that on a local scale, Douglas College is doing its part to draw more men to the profession of nursing. However, until the public’s perception of men as nurses changes and gender biases are addressed, men will continue to be the minority in the nursing profession. Jimmy Tran, Ruhina Rana and Stephen McGuckien Fourth-year Douglas College nursing students

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Christy Clark proposed a Family Day holiday, saying families and workers would benefit from extra time off during the winter. What a clever idea! But why stop there? Think big, Christy. If your logic is sound then we could double the benefits by having two extra holidays and triple the benefits with three extra holidays. Hallelujah! Let the good times roll. There will be more time for shopping and spending money we don’t have and the province will rake in more HST dollars. Oops, there’s the catch. There’s always a catch because “free lunches” are a myth unless you are a politician with your eye on a gravy-train expense account. Nice try, Christy, but you can’t buy my vote with your self-seeking flimflam. Editor Lloyd Atkins Vernon

In doing so, the volunteers and clients made our roads much safer over Christmas and raised just over $10,000 for KidSport TriCities. Protecting lives around Christmas and impacting young people’s lives in the future — what a combination. Lastly, we’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary Club, in particular Malcolm Kennedy, Hugh Mitchell and Clive Evans for their top-notch organization. Thanks again to all. Chris Wilson Chair KidSport Tri-Cities

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of Education, the Centennial Coquitlam council voted unanimously Neighbourhood Learning Centre could Monday to send a letter of intent to expand and complement the service proSchool District 43 outlining its support vision, both educational and recreational, for the proposed Centennial Secondary in the Poirier precinct,” a school neighbourhood learnstaff report notes. ing centre. The proposed facility would add an additional 1,806 More time sought square metres of space for John Kurucz for projects “community usage opporThe City of Coquitlam is tunities” adjacent to the seeking an extension for fednewly constructed Centennial eral and provincial infrastructure money Secondary. to help finance four projects. The school is targeted for completion Council voted unanimously Monday to in 2014, while the neighbourhood learnask for an extended timeline that changes ing centre will be completed one year the deadline from March 31 to Oct. 31 for later. improvements to Schoolhouse and King “If approved by the Ministry

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Bill Leung and Barbara Mitchell are the newest members of the Coquitlam Library Board, while JP Thornton will be added to the city’s board of variance on Feb. 1. The announcements were made official at Monday’s council meeting.

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Danylo and friends perform in Coquitlam

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omedic improvisation will meet crime scene investigation on Jan. 28, when noted Vancouver-based comic Roman Danylo brings his show CSI: Coquitlam to the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Based on Danylo’s YouTube sketch, The David Caruso School of Acting, his show is a farcical take on the popular TV show set to various geographic backdrops around Coquitlam. “This is going to be the first time we’re actually doing the show,” Danylo said in a press release. “I was on the road a couple of years ago and just started wanting to do this, to make it all about a small town.” Joining Danylo will be Vancouver Theatresports League veterans Nathan Clark and Denise Jones. The show gets underway at 8 p.m., and tickets range in price between $20 and $38. Call 604-927-6555 or see www.myevergreen.org for more info.

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Dubbed The Ring in 60 Seconds, Sandrin’s film is being voted upon by viewers first, and then by a series of judges after the contest deadline on Jan. 28. For more info, see www.theringfakefilm.com or http://vancouver.virginradio.ca/VideoChannel/FakeFilmFestival/Channel. aspx?PN=2&amp;ChanId=2337.

Brownlee kicks off Coffee Concerts

Pro hockey player turned country musician Chad Brownlee will help roll out the 12th season of Port Coquitlam’s Sunday Coffee Concert Series on Jan. 30. Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round of the 2003 NHL entry draft, Brownlee played one season in the East Coast Hockey League before making the full-time transition to music in 2009. Since that time, Brownlee’s first single — “The Best That I Can (Superhero)” — cracked the Top 20 in the Canadian Country Music charts. Brownlee’s Jan. 30 performance gets underway at 1:30 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre. Tickets cost $10 Kurucz for adults, $5 for students and children under the age of 12 get in for free. See www.portcoquitlam. ca/arts for more info.

Arts in Brief

Jurors with the annual Emerging Talent showcase are wading through a record-setting amount of entries ahead of the show’s opening at the John Evergreen Cultural Centre on Friday. Now in its 14th year, the annual Grade 12 student art show is organized by School District 43’s local specialist art (LSA) teachers and is meant for students preparing to take their arts training into the post-secondary ranks. The jurors tasked with narrowing down a field of more than 130 works include former art teachers Eunice Hodge, Jerry Pietrasko and Keith Laveinge. “The opportunity that Evergreen Cultural Centre offers to our graduating artists is amazing,” LSA chair Gord Foulkes said in a press release. “Our students gain the experience of showing in a juried exhibit in a quality venue. The benefits of this kind of transition are immeasurable.” A preview for Emerging Talent XIV is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, while the opening reception is slated for Sunday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. The exhibit runs from Jan. 21 to Feb. 19.

Roots to the natural world at Leigh Square

Conveying their feelings on the natural world through art, the Blackberry Artists’ Society will present a month-long exhibit at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village starting on Friday. Entitled Roots, the collaborative show features works in photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media, and is a reflection of the artists’ experiences and memories while immersed in natural settings. The group includes Vicki Allesia, Pat de Couto, Amanda Maxwell, Urszula Petrykowska, Sarah Ronald, Cathy Rycroft and Valerie Simons. The group will be joined by guests Sarah Cavanaugh, Marian Hazelwood and Annie Simmard for the show. An opening reception is slated for Feb. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m., while the show runs from Jan. 21 to Feb. 28.

PoCo filmmaker vying for $10,000

A Port Coquitlam amateur film enthusiast has got a fighting chance at nabbing $10,000 as a result of his condensed version of the film The Ring. As of Jan. 17, Frank Sandrin’s 60-second take on The Ring saw him in sixth place amongst voters in the Virgin Radio 95.3 Fake Film Festival, a promotion that sees entrants recreate an entire film in 60 seconds or less. Using his Flipcam, iPhone and a computer, Sandrin recreated the film after shooting scenes throughout PoCo and along the Pitt River.

Chapter 11 performs in PoCo

Combining equal parts humour and musical expression, the acoustic duo known as Chapter 11 will perform Jan. 28 at Port Coquitlam’s Gathering Place. Featuring members Bob Collins and Rob Sheridan, the pair has been performing together for more than 25 years and specializes in folk, blues, pop and rock music. Tickets for the show, which serves as a fundraiser for the Crossroads Hospice Society, cost $5 at the door. The evening’s events get underway at 7:30 p.m.

Play deals with stability, comfort and the ability to reinvent yourself

She’s seemingly got everything in life, but Becky wants more. That’s the premise behind Becky’s New Car, an Arts Club Theatre Company touring show that’s slated to hit Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre from Feb. 1 to 5. The story centres around Becky, a middle-aged woman who’s married, has a son in college and seems to be content leading the “perfectly ordinary life.” An offer from a dashing millionaire, however, leads Becky into thinking that she wants more out of life. “Not only is the play funny, but Becky’s predicament is surprisingly provocative. The play asks us to reflect on what it means to live life fully in your middle years when the stability and comfort you fought for can feel more like a weight than freedom,” director Rachel Ditor said in a press release. “What do you do? Can you reinvent yourself? What are the costs of that? Becky allows us to laugh at ourselves and to live vicariously through her adventures as we take a trip to that fantasy land that so many of us share from time to time in our lives: the magical what-if?” The show stars Deborah Williams, Jackson Davies and Cavan Cunningham, and showtimes are slated for 8 p.m. each night, although a 4 p.m. matinée showing will also be offered on Feb. 5. For more info, call 604-927-6555.

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Above: Roman Danylo spoofs TV star David Caruso’s style of acting in a performance based around various Coquitlam locations. Below: Amanda Maxwell’s orange acorn is part of an exhibit on the natural world that opens Friday at PoCo’s Leigh Square.

• Do you have an upcoming exhibit or performance you’d like Tri-Cities residents to know about? Send the details to arts@thenownews.com, letting us know the date, time, location and what the event is about.

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moment to compile our personal top 10 list new year brings to our lives a new start for the past year. We’re not talking about your … or at least a new calendar. Are you favourite movies, shows, websites, YouTube starting this year fresh, brimming with videos or singers. optimism and energy, or is everything pretty What were the significant personal events of much the same, the new year looking like the your year? old? What was the goofiest thing you did last Like the rest of the world, my family is divyear? If it was goofy funny, did you have fun ided into those who always make new year’s and share a good laugh? Do you have someresolutions and those who resolve to make thing even goofier planned for the no resolutions whatsoever. If my new year? If it was goofy stupid, kids don’t come up with their own did you learn your lesson or are resolutions for self-improvement, I you going to be a goof again? offer them a menu of choices. If you can’t remember doing I am thankful my wife doesn’t anything goofy at all, you may be offer me a menu for personal taking yourself far too seriously, change — or at least a special one like Donald Duck. just for the new year. A similar question: What was The act of making a resolution Health Wise your biggest mistake? You’re demonstrates recognition that we allowed more than one. What did can improve our lives and that Dr. Davidicus Wong you learn about yourself, about we have both the power and the others or life? In order to learn responsibility to change our behavand to grow, we have to make some mistakes. iour. It requires a dose of optimism. You don’t If you didn’t make any mistakes and if you have to be dissatisfied with your life to see how never fall, you might consider trying new you can make it better. Some people don’t make resolutions because things and pushing the envelope. What was your greatest success? When I they are perfectly content with their lives and look back at each year, I don’t measure sucwith themselves. Others don’t make resolucess by awards, accolades, money or clothes. tions because they’ve seen a few dozen new I find more gratifying and soul-sustaining my years come and go without any resolutions success at helping push others up, be they sticking. patients, family, friends or anyone else I can Before any of us resolves not to make any help to achieve their personal potentials. positive changes in our lives, let’s take a

SHARE hosts education series on alcohol and drug use SHARE Family & Community Services Society is hosting an education series on alcohol and drug use. This free program is open to all Tri-Cities residents, and is aimed at those who have an alcohol or drug problem and those who are concerned about their use, as well as those who are concerned about the alcohol or drug use of a family member or friend. Topics vary by week, but the format always consists of a video, brief presentation and open discussion. Sessions take place Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second floor of 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Registration is not required, as each session is conducted on a drop-in basis. For more information, call 604-936-3900. Topics for upcoming sessions include: • Jan. 19 — Medical aspects and effects of alcohol and drug abuse: what happens to the body and mind under the influence. • Jan. 26 — Alcohol: how dependence develops, controlled using and effects on

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Who did you help this year? What great and small acts of kindness did you perform? What was the kindest thing you did for someone else? What were your happiest moments? Was it something you did, something you accomplished or some place you went? Or was it just spending time with someone you love? Think about what brings you happiness; resolve to do more of it. Think about how you

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Annual event toast of Tri-Cities town Did you resolve to conquer your fear of public speaking this year? Come see how newly minted pros do it on Feb. 1, when the fourth-annual Toastmaster Extravaganza will be held. The yearly event showcases the speaking talent of local Toastmasters and special guests. That Tuesday, participants will be able to hear life coach Margaret Page as well as the finalist in the Toastmaster World Championship of public speaking â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jamie MacDonald. Ryan Lyster, the finalist in the B.C. District 21 humorous

speech competition, is also slated to speak. Keynote speaker Michaela Slinger will be adding extra entertainment value by singing two songs, and Ron Grender will once again be the master of ceremonies. The event is organized by nine clubs from Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, combining the efforts of some of the best public speakers to promote Toastmasters in the area. The Toastmaster Extravaganza will take place at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody, starting at 7 p.m.

sharp. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased by calling 604-230-8030. Both prepared and impromptu speeches will be delivered by several local members and evaluated just as they would be at a regular Toastmasters meeting. Existing Toastmasters will have an opportunity to see speakers who learned their skills from the meetings, as

well as a chance to perform in front of a full theatre audience. Neophyte public speakers or even just curious onlookers will be able to consider how Toastmasters could help them conquer their fears. For more information about Toastmasters clubs, contact Gene Vickers at 604230-8030 or genevickers@ hotmail.com.

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Prospective homebuyers invited to look before they leap There is actually something to be said about looking before taking a leap. As potential homebuyers look towards the possibility of buying a home in Metro Vancouver, many have questions while some hesitate due to unknown risks. Local realtor and homeowner advocate John Grasty continues to support the community with his educational series of Buyer Beware seminars. Grasty is the past-president of the Consumer Advocacy and Support for Homeowners (CASH) Society, and he stresses that first-time buyers, those downsizing and investors need to understand that no real estate transaction is without risk.

Whether it is pre-sale or resale, the onus for property evaluation rests with the buyer, he explains. “I believe that many people fall victim to the buying and selling process because they don’t have all the information to make an informed decision. “The seminar is a way to help people understand the process, from evaluating the property and making an offer to financing and the total costs involved.” The aim of the seminar is to provide insight into the due-diligence process for systematically evaluating information, identifying risks and protecting yourself in the residential real estate market.

The free seminar series, offered since 2008, was developed to educate homebuyers on how to navigate the buying process and to protect themselves from potential and costly pitfalls. Feature speakers include certified financial planner David Perkins, who has 16 years of experience in the field and can offer information on efficient tax planning. Pauline Tonkin, a Tri-Cities-based licensed mortgage broker, will discuss the different financing options available, the impact of credit history and how to qualify for your mortgage.

Laura Holland, a lawyer with Drysdale Bacon and McStravick who has 15 years of experience in residential real estate, will talk about common misconceptions and clarify the legal aspects of purchasing real estate. The next free seminar will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Room C1004 of Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. To reserve your seat, contact Grace at 604202-5775. For information about CASH Society, visit www.cashsociety.net.

Caregivers workshop a respite This year, give yourself a break. Community Volunteer Services for Seniors is once again co-ordinating its TriCities Caregivers Connections program, which teaches those who care for others how to ensure they also care for themselves. The five-week program is tailored to caregivers — be they spouses, adult children, family members or friends — who provide support to individuals 40 and older living in the Tri-Cities. The education and support program is led by regis-

tered psychiatric nurse Leila Sinnen, who is also a trained educator and motivational coach. Sinnen walks participants through tools aimed at making them feel rejuvenated, informed, inspired and optimistic. Caregivers will be taught how to: • Set and accomplish realistic goals • Take charge of their lives • Deal with stress and let go of negativity • Communicate more effectively • Laugh together, have fun and more.

Feedback from participants typically involves people noting that their stress levels had reduced and that they were able to care for themselves without feeling guilty. The course begins on Feb. 17 and runs to March 17. Participants meet from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. at Wilson Centre in Port Coquitlam, at 2510 Wilson Ave. The fee for all five sessions is $20 and includes lunch. Participants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment, as space is limited. Call Wilson Centre at 604-927-7970.

Pyjama storytimes for kids Sleep tight and don’t let the book bugs bite. Terry Fox Library is holding evening storytimes for preschool children and their families on the first Wednesday of every month: Feb. 2, March 2 and April 6, from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd.

Storytimes include books, songs, fingerplays and flannel stories. Snuggle up together and enjoy some free family fun. Children may come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy. All are welcome. For information, call the library at 604-927-7999.

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he Better Business Bureau has issued a top 10 scams list that looks not only at the biggest scams in 2010, but what to watch out for in 2011. In no specific order, here they are:

Door-to-door scams

Every new season seems to attract a new door-to-door scammer offering unbelievable deals: roofing contractors in the spring, paving contractors in the summer and heating contractors in the fall. These fraudulent contractors use high pressure sales tactics to frighten people into expensive yet substandard — and often unnecessary — work, with no way to contact them when the product fails. Quick tip: Don’t give in to high pressure sales tactics. Take the time to do your due diligence, getting the name and location of the company and ensuring all details and verbal promises are included in a contract. If you did sign a contract and would like change your mind, B.C. law states that if it was a door-todoor sales contract then you have 10 days to cancel by advising the company. Suspicious door-to-door sales should be reported to Consumer Protection BC at 1-888-564-9963 or www.consumerprotectionbc.ca.

Not-so-free trial offers

Online ads may tempt you to try out a diet product, acne cream or teeth whitener, but be careful about signing up for so-called “free” trial offers. Many websites that offer a free trial for products do not disclose the billing terms and conditions on their website. Before giving the company any credit or debit card information, review the website fully and be aware that free trials may result in repeated billing. Quick tip: Consumers considering trial offers are urged to determine whether they are enrolling in a membership, subscription or service contract that allows the company to charge fees to credit cards. Find a company reliability report at bbb.org.

Advance fee loans

Consumers have reported losing substantial sums of money responding to advertisements that “guarantee” loans to people, often online. Consumers complete credit applications and are told the loan (from $5,000 to $100,000) has been approved and the promised funds will be received once a fee is paid. After payment, the loan is never received as promised. Quick tip: It is illegal for a company to charge a fee in advance to obtain a loan, even if that fee is disguised as the first or last month’s payment. Watch for claims of “guaranteed” loans even if you have bad credit, no credit or a bankruptcy, and demands that you wire or send money before you can have a loan offer confirmed in writing. Report any suspected fraudulent schemes to your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-4958501 or www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.

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Anti-social network

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are becoming more and more popular. Users are often subject to targeted advertising and direct messages, and scams of all colours use social networks to operate. Fraudulent workat-home job offers are sent through tweets and Facebook messages, deceptive “free” trials are advertised and “clickjacking” on Facebook convinces users to post malicious links on their status updates. Quick tip: Your computer should always have the most recent updates installed for spam filters, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and a secure firewall. Use the most upto-date versions of your web browser to offer further protection. Be wary of messages from friends and especially strangers that direct you to another website via a hyperlink.

Phishing, vishing and smishing

Identity thieves are always looking for new ways to strike, and taking advantage of new technologies is a boon for scamming unsuspecting users. “Phishing” scams send e-mails that look legitimate, requesting that your account information needs to be updated. Recipients are sent to a phony but legitimate looking website and prompted to enter their information details. Vishing attacks come via telephone, usually through a recorded message that tells users to call a toll-free number. The caller is then typically asked to punch in a credit card number or other personal information. Smishing scams target mobile device users, sending text messages that might ask recipients to register for a service that downloads a virus or warn that consumers will be charged unless they cancel their supposed order by going to a website that then extracts such credit card numbers and other private data. These are all tactics to get you to reveal personal or financial information. Quick tip: If you receive these messages just delete them and do not click on any links, and hang up on callers you aren’t familiar with. Never give credit information online or over the phone unless you are sure of the identity of the caller. If you are a victim of ID theft, call your financial institutions to have them cancel your cards and re-issue new ones. Contact your local police and Canada’s main credit reporting agencies: TransUnion Canada at tuc.ca (1-800663-9980) and Equifax Canada at equifax.ca (1-800-465-7166).

Relative scam

This phone scam targets grandparents who think they are aiding their grandchildren by sending money for an emergency situation, but are in fact giving thousands of dollars to con artists. The victim receives a distressed phone call from someone he believes is his grandchild, who typically explains that he has been arrested or involved in an auto accident and

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Job Scams

In tough economic times, scammers target the unemployed and others through work-athome, online and mystery shopper job scams. Online job hunters are told they will be paid to work from home once payment is sent for a start-up kit that never arrives. Mystery shoppers are hired to secret shop a wire-transfer service; they’re sent a cheque, told to deposit it, keep a small percentage of the money as their wage, wire the rest and then complete the survey on the service they encounter. The so-called business address often turns out to be fake, with the money wire-transferred to

another unknown location. In the end, the cheque received is a counterfeit or bogus, which the victim finds out only days later when it’s returned by their bank and they are out the money transferred. Quick tip: Be skeptical of work-at-home and mystery shopper ads in newspapers or online job listings. In most cases, these are bogus services requiring you to pay money upfront. Avoid companies that promise guaranteed jobs and that sell directories of companies that provide mystery shoppers. Check with the BBB first.

Business Opportunities

You may have heard about a new investment opportunity presentation in your neighbourhood. Perhaps a good friend or family member has invited you to attend a presentation. These investments appear lucrative, but are often more hype than substance. Attendees don’t know anything about the company and are desperate to hear that it is legit. The promoter convinces investors that they can be part owners of investment portfolios if they enlist new recruits, often promising commissions. Quick tip: In reality, this is most likely a pyramid scheme. The new capital brought on by new investors is keeping this imaginary  CONTINUED ON PAGE 22, see ASK LOTS.


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Business Directory Scams

Small business owners are often targets of scammers. Unauthorized invoices, unordered packages and phony business directories are all common tactics used to bilk businesses out of money. Many businesses have received look-a-like or phony invoices for advertising space in the familiar, locally distributed Yellow Pages directories. These invoices are actually solicitations for listings in alternative business directories that differ from the well-known Yellow Pages. In fact, the different directory may not be widely distributed, can be of little or no value to advertisers or may never be published at all. Quick tip: Businesses can protect themselves by alerting their accounting department or bill payers to be on the lookout for disguised solicitations and carefully check suspicious

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 2:30 to 5:30 pm Join us at Amica at Mayfair for a complimentary Wee Taste of Scottish Festivities and Delicacies! Enjoy treats like haggis and oatcakes while listening to wonderful music played by the Kindred Spirits. Tours will also be available. Please RSVP to Roxana at 604.552.5552

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Crossroads Review Choosing LifeWhile Facing Death

Choosing Life While Facing Death The New Year often brings a sense for renewal and rebirth for many. Resolutions are made for building a better life but how many people plan for a better death? Here are a few areas for you and your loved ones to consider. Prepare for the feelings Facing the end of life can be a roller coaster ride for everyone. As a patient begins their final journey feelings of fear, loss and even anger can set in. Everyone involved will have a different reaction so it is important to learn how to have thoughtful and compassionate conversations with those around you. Seek out the support of counselors, spiritual advisors or community support groups to help you work through your feelings and issues. Develop an advanced care plan Speak frankly with your doctor, social workers and other health care professionals about what decisions you want to make with regards to your medical care. Become your own advocate in planning the quality of your life, learn about all your options,

ask questions and communicate your wishes to your family, friends and loved ones. Clarify what is important to you in the face of life - limiting illness and ask for help when you need it. Put your affairs in order Professionals in law and finance can help you assess, determine, and arrange for the care of your estate and those you will leave behind. Whether your death is imminent or a long time in the future, wills, power of attorney and representation agreements are essential. Call your financial planner or banker to ensure that all your bank accounts, investments and beneficiaries are in order. Summarize and share this information with all the important people in your life. Plan your goodbye From paying for a pre-planned funeral to developing an intimate celebration, preparing for and planning for your final goodbye can be a touching and beautiful experience. Funeral planners can help you with the practical aspects and explain different options for memorial services. If you included your loved ones in your plans, explain your final wishes, you can alleviate worry, regrets and build stronger relationships with everyone in your life. So resolve to make 2011 the year you choose life. You have the chance now make the most of this profound but conflicted time by ensuring that quality of life you desire. When you do, you will join us in our continued resolution to put life into days…not days into life.

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(Next to Fitness World, Westwood Mall, Coquitlam)

LASER THERAPY

LEGAL

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S M Y T H & C O M PA N Y

Laser Light Therapy Can laser light therapy help my arthritic knees? They ache when I climb up or down stairs and sometimes I have trouble getting to sleep at night due to knee pain.

BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS Q. Can child support be backdated? A. In certain cases, Judges can make child support payments start before the

date of a court order. The reasoning behind these retroactive support payments is to ensure that children have the support they are entitled to, when they are entitled to it. The Supreme Court of Canada has just ruled that parents have an ongoing obligation to provide for children based on their incomes as they change; therefore, even if an agreement or court order is in place, a payor parent is required to provide the other parent with information about income increases. The increase in child support can be made retroactive to the date income increased, even if that happened months or years before. However, support won’t usually be increased retroactively unless notice was given that income information was required or additional support was needed. There are a variety of other factors that a Judge will consider before making an order for retroactive support. For example, a Judge will consider why a recipient parent has delayed a request for increased support or whether the retroactive support payment will cause hardship to the payor parent. Each case is different and time restrictions do apply; an experienced family law lawyer can advise you with respect to your obligation to pay support or your children’s entitlement to support.

Yes, painful knees due to arthritis can be helped with laser light therapy. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the cartilage that covers the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, bare bone is exposed. Without this protective coating of cartilage the bones do not glide over each other easily, resulting in painful, stiff movement. The symptoms of arthritis include pain during activity, stiffness, swelling, and a feeling that the knees may “give out”. Laser light therapy is able to quickly reduce the pain and swelling which results in rapid improvement of joint mobility and a decrease in stiffness. Many of our patients are able to resume a more active lifestyle, climb stairs without pain, enjoy pain free sleep again, and reduce or eliminate their use of pain medications after laser light LASER LIGHT therapy. This non-toxic, non-invasive, safe THERAPY treatment is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for arthritis affecting not only the knees, Dr. P. Bennett but all painful joints including feet, shoulders, Lincoln Centre, Unit 215 hands, back and neck. 3030 Lincoln Ave., The treatments are covered under most Coquitlam, BC V3B 6B4 extended benefit plans. Call for an appointment today:

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RAVINA SANDHU

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AUTO GLASS

REAL ESTATE

Antifreeze Poisoning

Ethylene Glycol is one of the most dangerous toxins that pets are exposed to. This is due to its widespread use in car antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, which often leak onto the ground from the radiator. These fluids have a sweet taste that dogs and cats love, but are extremely poisonous. Ingestion of only a small amount may cause severe kidney damage and/or death, for instance 10 grams (less than 1/2 oz) of spilled antifreeze is more than enough to cause death in an average sized cat. Signs of poisoning develop very quickly and within hours your pet D r. N e n a d K a r l i , may start vomiting, develop irregular breathing, become extremely DVM & Assoc. thirsty, lethargic or depressed, and often appear DRUNK. If left untreated further deterioration leads to dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting and seizures leading to a coma state followed often by death. Prognosis and treatment success is closely related to the amount of antifreeze ingested, the size of your pet, and how soon after ingestion your pet is seen by your Veterinarian. If you witness antifreeze ingestion, go immediately to your Veterinarian or emergency hospital, letting them know that you are on your way. With aggressive treatment initiated early chances for a full recovery are greater. If you are uncertain whether your pet has ingested ethylene glycol but are seeing previously mentioned clinical signs of poisoning please visit your Veterinarian or emergency hospital immediately where they will perform laboratory tests to confirm or rule out antifreeze poisoning. Please keep in mind that once severe clinical signs are present, kidneys are usually badly damaged and the prognosis for these patients is not good, so fast action is imperative.

OXFORD

Does Broco Auto Glass deal with only automobile glass repair/replacement? No - in fact we deal with anything and everything glass! Beginning with a focus on auto glass replacements and repair, Broco’s services have expanded to include flat glass for both commercial and residential applications. Some services we offer:

• Exterior window replacement • Office windows for all window styles • Glass doors, railings, & partitions • Storefront windows and doors • Shower doors and tub enclosures • Glass table tops, decorative glass • Skylights, Canopy Glass • Window repair from a break in • Mirrors and Mirrored closet doors • Sundeck and patio enclosures AND MUCH MORE! For a free consultation or if you have questions regarding any of our glass services, contact us today! “GO FOR THE BEST, GO FOR BROCO” your total glass repair and replacement centre.

For 24 hour emergency service: 604-329-0496 Check us out in the Yellow Pages or visit our website at brocoautoglass.com

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! Many of you may be Interested in Real Estate but have unanswered questions, doubts and concerns that hold you back from “Making that move”. I’m pleased to have been the chosen Real Estate Professional to address them for you! Please send me your questions via email and I will personally answer them by the end of that business day. Once a month, one of Q and A will be printed in this section. Real Estate transactions can be exciting, emotional and for some, they can involve very sensitive issues. Rest assured that your conversation and personal information is shared with no one. I so look forward to hearing from you! To Health and Wealth in 2011!

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Terry Fox Library encourages kids to read away fines

The Fraser Valley Regional Library, which includes PoCo’s Terry Fox Library, wants children to “read away” their fines by checking out new books. Kids who have a FVRL children’s card can “pay down” pre-existing overdue fines until Feb. 28 by picking up a Read Away Fines Reading Record. Each day kids read and track between now and the end of February will earn them a $1 credit, to a maximum of $55, towards paying down overdue fines. “The 2011 Read Away Fines program for children is a celebration of FVRL’s elimination

of overdue fines on children’s material borrowed on children’s cards,” said Rita Penco, director of client services at FVRL. “Reading is an essential skill for every child. Children now have free access to library materials without worrying about the threat of overdue fines. This program gives children who may have stopped using the library because of pre-existing fines the chance to get rid of their old fines in a fun way while rediscovering FVRL.” In addition to the removal of overdue fines on children’s materials borrowed on children’s

WHITE SWAN

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Montessori Education Centre Preschool & Kindergarten

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1600 King Albert Avenue, Coquitlam (Miller Park Community Elementary School) QUALIFIED CARING STAFF WARM, NURTURING ENVIRONMENT 2, 3, 5 Day Program, AM & PM All Day Montessori – 9 am - 3:15 pm Full Montessori Program includes Language • Math • Science • French Music and Much More!

604-931-SWAN (7926)

Funshine

Learning Centre

Located nearCoquitlam Centre

• Daycare • Kindergarten • Preschool • Out of School • Full & Partime • Transport to Local Schools

REGISTER NOW!

2864 McCoomb Drive, Coquitlam (By Coquitlam Centre)

Call 778-881-6442

CITADEL MONTESSORI

Preschool

(on Irvine School grounds)

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Offering your child 30 years of excellent service Louise or Susan

942-5008

CHILDCARE CENTRE

• PRESCHOOL • KINDERGARTEN 2, 3, 5 - DAY PROGRAMS - AM/PM Languages (English & French), Phonics, Math, Music/Movement, Science etc. Daily Schedule balances between Montessori Work & Social/Playtime

• BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE

BURQUITLAM CHILD CARE (in Lyndhurst Elementary School)

Now Accepting Registration for:

OPEN HOUSE

• 5-12 year olds • Kindergarten 2011 • Before/After School Program

604-942-1234

604-421-2919

Serving Castle Park & Hazel Trembath Elem. Schools

Sun., Feb. 20, 1-3pm

Westwood Christian Preschool

• AM/PM Sessions • Daily Devotions • Extended Full Day • Language (Montessori approach) • Math • Music • Mandarin

Westwood Community Church

1294 Johnson Street, Coq. www.westwoodcc.ca

Call Lindy Lu 604-464-0558 (Ext. 6)

HIPPITY-HOP SKIP & JUMP

1103 Confederation Drive, Pt. Coq.

Citadel Heights, opp. Castle Park Elem. School Spacious 2-floor facility with a large, fenced outdoor playground offering:

cards, FVRL has made changes to its entire fine structure. In an effort to encourage ontime return of high-demand materials and to improve accessibility of library resources, FVRL has adopted a new fines structure that brings it in line with other library systems in the Lower Mainland. Late charges on adult books, magazines and CD books are now 35 cents per item per day. Late charges on adult DVDs and music CDs are now $1 per item per day. Late charges on children’s materials borrowed on adult cards will remain 10 cents per item per day. Adult

Canyon Springs Montessori School WE OFFER:

• Preschool: AM, PM & Extended • Full Day Private Kindergarten • Full Day Montessori Program • Before/After School Care (serving Walton Elementary only) • Specialty Programs, including Music, Dance, Drama, French • Currently Accepting Registration for July/September 2011

2910 Walton Ave., Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 2W3

www.canyonspringsmontessori.com

604-945-0566

Email: admin@canyonspringsmontessori.com

materials borrowed on a children’s card are subject to the current fines schedule. Borrowing library materials is always free. Patrons just have to remember to return materials on time to avoid late charges. Items may be returned to any public library in B.C. If you need a little longer, most items may be renewed up to three times; high-demand items and items with holds are not renewable. You can renew online, by phone or in person at any FVRL location. For more information on the Read Away Fines Program or FVRL’s new fines structure, visit www.fvrl.ca.

NEW HORIZON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

We offer Montessori

• Full Day Care • Preschool AM, PM, Kindergarten & Extended Montessori Programs • Before & After School Care

1415 Noon’s Creek Drive Westwood Plateau/Heritage Woods For information please check:

www.nhmontessori.com

604-552-7542

Panda Bear Preschool Now Registering for Sept. 2011 “Your child's first school, where we build the skills for a lifetime of learning”

Tri-Cities / New Westminster (: 604 469-1577 Email: r.stebbing@telus.net

Traditional Early Learning Combined With Montessori Program

A preschool curriculum is based on their interest to promote creativity, exploration & socio-emotional development,science,arts,language and math. A home-like environment gives children an opportunity to learn in a small group.

P/T & F/T Spaces & Preschool Avail. Monday–Friday, 7:30am - 6pm Central Poco Area

604-771-1324

Come visit our beautiful spacious preschool, with huge windows all around. It is a warm and inviting place for preschool children to come together, socialize and learn with other children their own age.

• Group Care 2½ to 5 yrs. • Before / After School Care (Kindergarten to Grade 5)

604-939-1302 1198/1215 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam www.pandabear.ca

Serving the community since 1987

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BUILDING BLOCKS

Enjoy lots of

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and variety of fun & educational centres Teacher with Degree in Education as well as E.C.E.

OPEN HOUSE February 8 – 7pm

Fall Registration Begins Feb. 8 Serving Coquitlam & Port Coquitlam

1237 Beedie Dr.

(Located at the north end of Shaughnessy)

Call 604-464-9656 www.learnplay.ca

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Events donations from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19 day except Mondays. Information: 604-939Mackin House Museum invites seniors to 7419. take part in a bridging generations project Singles Travel Club meets at 6 p.m. for dinmeeting at 1:30 p.m. Those with talents, storner at the Royal Canadian Legion, ies and information to share with 1025 Ridgeway Ave. in Coquitlam. the Coquitlam community are welDinner is $15. Information: Val at come to learn about the program 604-529-1552. over coffee. The museum is located Coquitlam Gogos meets from at 1116 Brunette Ave. Information: events@thenownews.com 1 to 3 p.m. at Parkwood Manor, 604-516-6151. 1142 Dufferin St. in Coquitlam. Vickie Ayers is on the home Gogos raise awareness and money stretch of her Variety The Children’s Charity fundraising, looking to raise for African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS. New members welcome. $5,000 more to reach her $25,000 total. She Information: coquitlamgogos@gmail.com or will have a booth at the Pinetree Village SavePam at 604-469-0265. On-Foods beside the lottery kiosk to accept SHARE alcohol and drug program staff con-

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Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society meets at 1 p.m. in the Gathering Place of Leigh Square. Members are encouraged to bring an item to show and discuss. Guests welcome. Information: Pippa at 604-927-7611 or www.pocomuseum.org. Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Association meets at 7 p.m. in Victoria Hall, at the corner of Victoria Drive and Soball Street. Information: 604-941-2462. Dogwood Pavilion kicks off an eight-week

workshop called Lies, Damned Lies and the Sciences with Doug Cousineau from 10 a.m. to noon at 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Program will help participants decipher scientific information on health and the environment. Cost is $56. Information: 604-927-6098. Morningside Toastmasters meets from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030.

FRIDAY, JAN. 21

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Children are our future

GREEN APPLE

daycare Daycare includes Preschool Program as part of the curriculum

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Coquitlam and Port Moody

greenappledaycare.ca ACCEPTING REGISTRATION NOW FOR SEPTEMBER 2011 We are delighted to announce that Happy Days has decided to run a full week of classes beginning Sept. 2011

• Crickets: Tuesday /Thursday AM (Age 3) • Dragonflies: Monday /Wednesday / Friday AM (Age 4) • Bumblebees: Monday to Friday PM (Age 4) Morning class times are Afternoon class times are 9:15am to 11:15am 12:30pm to 2:30pm Detailed program information is available on our website: www.happydaysplayschool.ca • Phone 604-936-0722 (see Preschool Program) Please email if you have any questions

Our educational program is based on Reggio Emilia approach according to children’s interests and strengths. Our educational program includes open ended art,science and math,music and movement and outdoor adventure for children ages 30 months to 5 years old. Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 7.00 am-6.00 pm Mahtab,H.M.Jafar Coordinator: FREE Contact number: 778-355-5099 Gradual 778-389-9410 En try www.rominadaycare.com Website: Email address: childcare@rominadaycare.com #6 Linden court,Port Moody,V3H 5C1 Address:

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pt. 2011 Accepting Preschoo l Applications for Ag es 3 & Children with Chall enges are Welcome! 4.

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604-777-7179

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KID’S COTTAGE DAYCARE

2601 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam

Open Monday - Friday 6 am to 6 pm

★ Infant / Toddler ★ Before & Afterschool Care ★ Outdoor fenced play, crafts, holiday fun ★ ECE & Special Needs Qualified Staff ★ Group Daycare ★ F/T, P/T & Casual Spaces Available

Very Affordable Rates Ph: 604-521-8952 www.kidscottage.ca

Montessori Preschool and Day Center

1501 Bramble Lane, Coquitlam

(Westwood Plateau, corner of Panorama & Bramble) ★ Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten ★ P/T Preschool, 2 & 3 Day Programmes ★ Montessori Daycare 2½ - 5 year olds ★ Kindergarten Care ★ Before & After School Care

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Enriched French / English Montessori Curriculum • Full Day Care & Extended Day Programs • Part Time Preschool / KinderCare • Before & After School Care • Music & Movement • Field Trips & Cultural Studies • 2 Outdoor Playgrounds • Indoor Gymnasium • Math, Science & Language Arts

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We provide your child with: • Excellence and efficiency in students’ preparation for both Montessori and regular school system. • Highly educated and experienced Montessori and ECE licenced teachers. • An attractive classroom designed with New Millennium approach. • Music, dance and French lessons.

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tinue the education series with a discussion on the medical aspects of alcohol and drug abuse from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Program is free. Info: 604-936-3900.

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www.westwoodmontessori.com

We Offer:

• Montessori Preschool/ Kindergarten AM or PM • Montessori Full Day Program (7 am to 6 pm) • Kinder Care AM & PM

• Before & After School Care (7 am to 6 pm) • Infant & Toddler Program • Choice of: 5, 4, 3 Day Programs

OPEN HOUSE February 10, 6-7pm

604.468.9934

1438 Pinetree Way

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Classroom Observations & SchoolTours available by appointment.

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Events Mackin House Museum hosts two rag rug-making workshops at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. at 1116 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam. Bring your work or learn how to make rag rugs. Information: 604dinner feast at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam. Tickets 516-6151. are $75 plus HST, and available at www.sfupipeband.com or Minnekhada Park Association holds a meeting at 7 p.m. 604-669-2004. in the lodge of Minnekhada Regional Park. Place Maillardville continues its Baby’s First Year Information: Trina at 604-520-6442. program with a workshop on car seat education with Port Moody Public Library Night Readers book Kimberly Lowe of BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation club meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 100 Newport from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave., Dr. Member will discuss The Wisdom of Water Coquitlam. Drop-in program is free and designed for events@thenownews.com by Karen Hood-Caddy. Registration not required. parents, guardians and grandparents of babies from Information: 604-469-4577. newborns to one year. Information: 604-933-6146. SHARE alcohol and drug program staff continue Tri-City Singles Social Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the education series with a discussion on alcohol dependence at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St. in Port Moody. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Program Membership is $20 per year. Information: tricityclub@gmail. is free. Information: 604-936-3900. com or Marcy at 604-346-9776. Recovery International meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at the TriSATURDAY, JAN. 22 Cities Mental Health Centre, 2232 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam. Place des Arts holds a special music faculty performance The self-help peer-to-peer support group meets to help those at 7:30 p.m. at 1120 Brunette Ave. Pianist Ana Levy will join struggling with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic Johanna Hauser on clarinet, Karina Slupski on violin, Roger Mangas on viola and Aleksandra Dziobek on cello. Tickets are $13.50 and discounts are available for students and seniors.  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 27.

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and nervous symptoms. Information: Phyllis at 604-931-5945.

THURSDAY, JAN. 27

Coquitlam Public Library celebrates Family Literacy Day with activities from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the City Centre branch, 3001 Burlington Dr. Families with children kindergarten and up are invited to play board games like Monopoly, Sorry, Settlers of Catan and more. Activities are free, and registration is not required. Information: 604-927-3561, Ext. 4 or www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. Port Moody Power and Sail Squadron kicks off another eight-week sailing course at Gleneagle Secondary. Course covers everything the afternoon sailor to serious racer needs to navigate the waters safely. Registration required. Information: Lynn at 604-516-6072 or www.portmoodypss.com. Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society holds a heritage evening dedicated to “the road less travelled” from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Archives of Leigh Square. Info: 604-927-7611.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 29.

SUNDAY, JAN. 23

Coquitlam Farmers Market Society holds its Winters Farmers Market at the Port Moody Recreation Centre, 300 Ioco Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: www.makebakegrow. com.

TUESDAY, JAN. 25

Crossroads Hospice Society teams up with Fraser Health palliative care to offer a quality of life education series called Making Dying Livable, which will run for six weeks. From 7 to 9 p.m. at the David Lam Campus of Douglas College, participants will learn from professionals who care for those living with a life-threatening illness. Patients, caregivers, family members, loved ones and friends welcome. Cost is $50. Information: Laurie at 604-777-7398. CASH Society continues its Buyer Beware program with information available for potential homeowners with realtor John Grasty, financial planner David Perkins, mortgage broker Pauline Tonkin and lawyer Laura Holland from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Douglas College, Room C1004, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Registration required. Information: Grace at 604-202-5775. Lincoln Toastmasters meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: lincolntm.freetoasthost. info or Shirley at 604-671-1060. Kyle Centre offers drop-in bridge for all skill levels from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Games follow reasonably priced soup and sandwich lunch prepared by Community Integration Services Society, which supports adults with disabilities. Information: 604-469-4561.

NORCO GEARS BACK ON LIGHTING COSTS.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26

Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club holds a book night with a stamp swap and shop at 7 p.m., followed by a presentation of books at 8 p.m. Visitors welcome. Meeting is in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Information: 604-941-9306 or www.stampclub.ca.

For Norco Performance Bikes, it’s important to be green. It supports employees cycling to work and engages in cycling advocacy. The company has made a formal commitment to shift its practices towards sustainability, with a focus on energy conservation.

“With that in mind, it was an easy decision to upgrade to energy-efficient

Carrier of the Week sponsored by

lighting,” says Marion Lane, Norco’s property manager. Norco changed about 270 light fixtures on three floors of office space. The switch will save more than $4,000 per year on electricity and maintenance. Norco’s office lighting retrofit cost about $18,000 and qualified for a rebate from BC Hydro of nearly $12,000.“Without it, it would have been very difficult,” says Lane. That’s some good savings, Marion. To find out how your business can save money on energy costs, visit bchydro.com/incentives or call 1 866 522 4713.

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Events Morningside Toastmasters meets from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: www. morningsidetoastmasters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 TO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010

can register online at www. walkformemories.com or call 604-941-4697 or 1-800-6673742.

ONGOING

Maillardville Community Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at ABC Country Restaurant FRIDAY, JAN. 28 at Lougheed Highway Crossroads Hospice Society and Schoolhouse Street. Information: 604-464-1808. kicks off a new year of cofMaillardville feehouse music Residents’ with a performAssociation ance by Chapter meets the first 11 at 7:30 p.m. events@thenownews.com Wednesday of at the Gathering each month Place, 1100-2253 at Place Leigh Sq. in Maillardville, Port Coquitlam. 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Admission is $5, and supInformation: 604-931-5650. ports Crossroads Inlet Centre Morningside Toastmasters Hospice. Information: Bill at meets every Thursday wrmarshall@shaw.ca. at 7:25 to 8:30 a.m. at Place Maillardville conBurkeview Funeral Home, tinues its Baby’s First Year 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port program with a workshop on Coquitlam. New members childcare with Rae Ingram of welcome. Information: www. YMCA Child Care Resource morningsidetoastmasters.ca and Referral from 1:45 to 3:15 or Gene at 604-230-8030. p.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave., MOSAIC kindness club Coquitlam. Drop-in program needs host volunteers to help is free and designed for parnewcomers adjust to Canadian ents, guardians and grandparlife. Commitment is for two ents of babies from newborns hours a week for 13 weeks. to one year. Information: 604For more information, call 933-6146. 604-254-9626. Central Coquitlam Nar-Anon support group Pensioners Branch 108 for those affected by someweekly social bingo at 1 p.m. one else’s addiction meets in the Mike Butler Room at Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 Dogwood Pavilion. There are p.m. at Lions Hall, 12479 15 games, and pots range Harris Rd. in Pitt Meadows. from $5 to $25. Information: Information: Cheryl at 604Catherine at 604-937-7537. 465-0872. Port Moody Public Library North Fraser Alzheimer and SHARE Family and Resource Centre offers Community Services Society monthly caregiver support host a free English practice groups in Coquitlam and group for informal language PoCo. Info: 604-298-0780. practice from 9:30 to 11 Parents Without Partners a.m. in the ParkLane Room. is a non-profit, non-sectarian Information: Julie Sutherland organization devoted to the at 604-469-4577. interests of single parents and SUNDAY, JAN. 30 their children. Single parents Alzheimer Society of B.C. who are separated, divorced, holds the annual Tri-Cities, widowed or never married are Burnaby, New West and Ridge eligible to join. Orientation Meadows Investors Group meetings are held on the secWalk for Memories starting ond Thursday of each month at the Port Moody Recreation at 7:30 p.m. at the Poirier Complex at 1 p.m. Volunteers, Community Centre, 630 donors, sponsors and particiPoirier St. Information: 604pants (teams or individuals) 945-2407.

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visitors, as well as vacationing Indian families taking advantage of the school break. With performances engaging our attention in the evenings, our days are spent exploring the village. Seeing the exquisite bas relief in the light of day is a must. It is known as Arjuna’s Penance or Descent of the Ganges, depending on whom you talk to. Our guide, Dharma, points out the key figure, saying, “Arjuna is balanced on one leg with arms upraised in ‘penance,’ which, in the Hindu religion does not mean repentance, but rather a gaining of power over the gods.” Arjuna’s motive was to garner the sword from the towering figure of Shiva beside him, in order to kill his enemies. The second name of this relief, Descent of the Ganges, stems from the huge furrow in the middle of the rock that is believed to be where the god Shiva brought the holy river down to Earth. Our imaginations soar as Dharma spins tales of the 100 sculptured forms surrounding the central figures, depicting lesser gods, humans, flying creatures and animals — including two life-sized elephants. It is then on to the temple ruins, which are within walk-

ing distance. En route I stop abruptly and gasp at the sight of a giant hilltop boulder that looks as if it might tumble any minute. Children are sitting tucked under the base for the shade it provides, while others gleefully slide down the hillside in line with the boulder. Our next stop, the Shore Temple, is weathered by wind and sea, but a remarkable amount of carvings remain, especially inside the shrines for Shiva and Vishnu. Its two pagoda-style towers are now protected from further erosion by a rock wall. “Most of the rock-carved temples in Mamallapuram were completed in the seventh century, when this was a major port for the ruling Pallava dynasty,” Dharma says upon entering the next site, the Five Rathas. Lions and a life-sized elephant are regally poised to guard the entrance of these monolithic temples resembling chariots. Numerous deities, as well as scenes of everyday life, such as women weaving, young girls primping and pompous dignitaries, are sculpted on the stone walls. We are awed by the preservation of these spectacular monuments, which were hidden in sand until excavated by the British 200 years ago.

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It was a family affair, and a chance to flex their muscles. The Bob Carkner Memorial basketball tournament in Richmond last week gave Riverside Rapids’ Grade 11 guard Natalie Carkner and assistant coach Mike Carkner — Natalie’s father — a chance to play before family and friends, while celebrating the memory of a special grandfather and father. The tourney, named for the late Richmond principal who was a major proponent of high school sports, provided its own reward for those who attended. While the Port Coquitlam senior girls squad passed on the Centennial Top-10 Shootout to take in the Richmond tourney, they still came away with a test. The Rapids won the Bob Carkner Memorial by edging the No. 10-ranked Elgin Park Orcas 57-54, thanks to a spirited comeback on Saturday. Trailing by 18 points in the third quarter, Riverside’s shooters started hitting their shots with more frequency and carved quickly away at the deficit. “I counted it up and our two teams have met 22 times in the last five years, and pretty much each game was like this one,” Riverside coach Paul Langford said of the Elgin Park rivalry. “We weren’t shooting the ball very well and things started to click in the third quarter, because we really had to come back a long way.” Sparked by Laiken Cerenzie’s 16-point performance, the No. 2-ranked Rapids erased the huge hole and caught up with their longtime hardcourt nemesis. Natalie Carkner helped turn the tide, netting six steals and nine points in the final to walk off with the tourney MVP award. “She had a lot of family there, her grandmother and aunts and uncles. It was a nice weekend for the family to celebrate. “Natalie is a huge part of our team, she brought the ball up for us to start the attack, and she had to mark their best player, too,” said Langford. Denise Spacek chipped in with 13 points, while Katie Woo added eight. Earlier, Riverside clobbered Van Tech 82-46, with Carkner cashing in 18 points, while Spacek counted 15 and Woo 14. In the opener, Michelle Spacek led the way by scoring 18 points in their 72-34 triumph over McMath. Carkner contributed 16 points and Megan Sherwood supplied 10. Both Cerenzie and Woo were named as all stars. On Monday, the Rapids defeated Centennial 76-59 in a league encounter, getting 16 points from Michelle Spacek. Shayna Litman led the Cents shooters with 35 points and 23 rebounds.

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Hawks win Top-10, but Talons shine Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com The Centennial Centaurs entered their own Top-10 Shootout senior girls basketball tournament with the expectations of an eager party host who wants to impress. Cross-town rivals the Gleneagle Talons came in as a late replacement with an aim at just enjoying the highcalibre competition. They both succeeded in different ways, as the annual Centennial tourney revealed a few surprises but affirmed a few more ideas. In the final, the No. 3-ranked W.J. Mouat Hawks knocked off No. 1 Brookswood 68-54 for the championship Saturday at Centennial, setting the stage for a re-shuffling atop the provincial AAA senior girls rankings. At No. 10, the Centaurs were hoping to score an upset or two of their own — but were unlucky in one big game and just ran out of gas against Maple Ridge to finish 11th overall. The Talons, meanwhile, made the most of an unscheduled appearance — substituting for honourable mention Kelowna, who were grounded due to highway conditions — with an upset 41-39 decision over Oak Bay to claim ninth place. “The girls were just excited to play against such great competition,” Gleneagle coach Patty Anderson said of her young squad that includes a Grade 8, two Grade 9s and three Grade 10s. “We went in with just eight players… They never felt the pressure, they just went out and played the game.” At 2-2, the Talons likely earned themselves some points for the next provincial poll, starting with a tight 63-59 loss to Centennial. The strong showing — not completely surprising, considering Gleneagle bested No. 9-seeded Maple Ridge 48-45 in league action earlier this month — put them on good footing for the rest of the tournament. They followed that with a 52-37 win over Yale, then pulled out a thriller on Friday, edging honourable mention Oak Bay 41-39. “We beat them by a basket but I think what was the turning point was when our Grade 8 [Brittani Yee] went down court and took a charge. The call could have gone either way but it went ours and we won the game,” said Anderson. That win propelled them into the sixth-ninth place game, where Carson Graham prevailed 60-36. Centennial, meanwhile, tasted some tougher competition and came away stuffed. After eking out the four-point victory over upstart Gleneagle, which saw the host squad erase a 51-40

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PUSH IT FORWARD: Gleneagle guard Brittani Yee, front, looks for an opening while Centennial’s Shanice Fuoco-Guy defends during the opening game of the Centennial Top-10 Shootout tournament on Thursday. deficit over the final eight minutes, Centennial was stopped 87-43 by eventual third-place finisher and No. 4-ranked Claremont. After that tough loss, the Cents regrouped and gave No. 7 Handsworth a true challenge later the same day, leading by five points late in the fourth quarter. But the North Van team held a hot hand late in the

game, while fatigue and a shortened bench took their toll on the Cents. Shayna Litman scored 30 points for the second time in the tourney, while Lauren Sollero chipped in 21 and Olivia Aguiar added 19. Centennial closed out with a hardfought 78-67 loss to Maple Ridge to end up 11th. “We didn’t do as well as we hoped

but if you want to be among the best you have to play them,” Centaur coach Rob Sollero said. The team and the school delivered another top-notch tourney, in what is considered the best preview for the March provincials. Litman, who averaged 26.7 points per game, was named an honourable mention all-star.

Roots leads Ravens charge at Western Canada Age class In a field of more than 600 wrestlers, Terry Fox’s Kristi Roots emerged with four pins. Pins to the mat, that is. The PoCo teenager pinned her opponent in each of her four matches, picking up the gold medal in the 75-kilogram juvenile girls division at the esteemed Western Canada Age Class tournament in Kamloops. The meet draws competitors from across B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. Rising to the challenge was Fox’s cadet ( grades

9-10) boys, who got perfect performances from Mitch Alford and Kyle Sagmoen, each capturing gold. Alford took his in the 69 kg division, while Sagmoen topped the 110 kg category. The pair posted identical 3-0 records en route to their top finish. Marko Bevanda put in a tremendous effort in the 92 kg group before falling in the semifinal, but recovered to claim bronze. The trio lifted the Ravens’ cadet boys team to fifth overall. Racking up the silverware on behalf of the juve-

nile girls were Kieren Milton, in 82-plus kg, and Alana White, in 82 kg, and Michelyn Bell, with a bronze result in 82-plus kg. All in all, it was a very successful journey for the Fox team, with seven of the team’s 12 grapplers coming home with medals, while two more earned top-six placing. Here are more Fox results: Sarah Rush, 4th 1-2 52 kg; Trent Woida, 6th 2-3 92 kg; Mitchel Brown, 2-2 54 kg; Adam Hartle, 0-2 80 kg; Iman Amir Jabbari, 0-2 63 kg.


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Joel Hamilton’s 18th goal of the season delivered the 18th win of the season for the Port Moody Black Panthers. The Pacific International Junior B Hockey League club, currently chasing division rival Abbotsford for first place, nudged the Ridge Meadows Flames 4-3 in overtime on Saturday. Hamilton’s goal, a powerplay effort just 36 seconds into the extra stanza, came after Ridge Meadows forced extra time on a shorthanded marker midway through the second. Port Moody never trailed, taking a 2-0 lead early in the first on tallies from Jackson Hewitt and team scoring lead-

er Trevor Kang. Although the Flames tied it, the Panthers briefly reclaimed the advantage on Ryan Hankin’s powerplay goal in the second. Then came Dustin Cervo’s shorthanded effort and a long standoff where neither team could solve the other’s goalie. The Flames’ Tyler Klassen kicked out 43 shots, while Port Moody’s Pierre Voyer turned aside 36. With the win, the Black Panthers stay within two points of Harold Brittain Division-leading Abbotsford, with a 18-13-5 record. Port Moody visits Abbotsford on Friday, and hosts Delta, 7:45 p.m. on Saturday.

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END RUN: Coquitlam C1 Chiefs’ Daniel Miller, left, dodges a Surrey checker during last month’s atom hockey tournament at Planet Ice.

Five local field lacrosse players were part of the Burnaby Mountain Selects Elite roster that competed at the 2011 Adrenaline Challenge Report in San Diego two weeks ago. All five, including Coquitlam’s Conner Stroup, Port Coquitlam’s Kyran Clarke, Grayson Greer, Kierran Smith and Port Moody’s Landen Wray, were members with the sophomore squad, which finished the tourney with a 4-1 record. Earning a spot on the South Swell High School Division allstar team was Clarke, an attacker who attends Terry Fox secondary. Greer and Stroup shared the netminding duties, while Smith and Wray played defence. Burnaby Mountain sophomores defeated South Sound 8-5, Fog City 13-2, Golden Gate 12-2 and All Idaho 12-4. Their lone setback was an 8-4 loss to eventual champion FCA SoCal Blue. The competition drew 80 teams from as far away as Texas and Alberta.

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The year is 2040. Generation X is nearing or in retirement, while gen Y has risen to the senior ranks of corporations across North America and perhaps gen Z will be following in their footsteps in a very different world of work, as yet another generation enters the workforce. Virtual or remote work will become an accepted norm, office spaces will shrink and be developed in regional hubs and the face of the workforce will be comprised of a network of individuals that spans the globe. Technology and communications will drastically evolve and alter how work is performed, if Jillian Walker’s vision of the future comes true.

I had no idea I was able to recruit 200 people into a (Facebook) group in a week,” says Walker. “I’m not an HR expert. I just talked about the influence I have and the fact people . . . are inspired by the future.”

The founder of the competition, Ezra Rosen, conspired with his colleagues at the Strategic Capability Network (SCN) to create a venue for budding HR students to think long term about how to plan now for the future workforce.

“The accuracy wasn’t important. It was more startling to think about trends in society and ultimately the impact they would have.”

“Virtual working and remote working is going to be huge,” says 25-year-old Walker, a bachelor of management in human resources student at the University of Lethbridge in Calgary. “The technology will automatically be awesome by the time we get to 2040, so we just have to think about how we adapt.” Facebook and Twitter will likely be relics of the past, replaced by other generations of social media -- something Walker sees as one of the defining ways that employees communicate in the workforce of 2040. She took part in a competition of university students from across Canada last week called Focus2040 where she and other students conducted a lot of research and just as much introspective thought about what the future will look like and why it matters now. “What I learned was the impact I have on other people.

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“We needed to do something to make HR attractive to the brightest students in business school. The kinds of challenges most organizations are facing going into the future will align themselves with the types of people they have, so HR has become -- and will continue to become -- more important to the management of large organizations,” he says.

of the pressures of the business analysts and investment community,” he says. “You need to be thinking long term.”

By the time 2040 arrives, Walker will be 55 years old and imagines sustainability being a key theme throughout every facet of work, including how and where it’s done. Gender equity will be a given, she says, and the workforce will naturally be a more flexible and yet interconnected web of smaller, more nimble organizations. “I don’t think we’re all going to be virtual in 30 years . . . but I don’t think it’s necessary to go into work,” says Walker. She juggled working and going to university full time and still volunteered for a variety of causes and organizations. Social responsibility will become a more critical factor in how employees decide what types of employers to pursue. “Immigration is going to skyrocket,” she says, pointing to forecasts by Statistics Canada that show the entire growth of the workforce in Canada will come from immigration in little more than a decade.

When Rosen was in university during the 1960s, taking his MBA at UCLA, a professor assigned a project that made them predict what the world of management would look like in 1997.

Then again, with such a mobile, global workforce, borders will continue to be smaller barriers to employment. Companies will be forced to hunt the world for talent in the wake of a labour shortage following the Baby Boomers.

OK, some predictions panned out and others didn’t, but that’s not the point.

Three internships were up for grabs at the competition, including one in Paris. Although Walker didn’t take top prize, she did receive funding to attend the next World Congress in November in Osaka, Japan.

“The accuracy wasn’t important,” says Rosen. “It was more startling to think about trends in society and ultimately the impact they would have, which really caused us to start thinking big picture. “Businesses tend to focus on the next quarter because

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

New Westminster

814 Royal Avenue

Newer 2 BR Condo, 6 appls, N/S, pet possible. Avail now or Feb 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. New carpets. Fridge, stove & W/D in building. Avail now or Feb 1. $950. Ns/np. Lease & excellent refs a must.

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

WhateverYou’re Looking For Has Just Been Made

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Rental? Career? Vehicle? Merchandise? Check out our

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

NEW – Search Friendly

RENTALS 604-931-3273

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rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

PORT MOODY Sub-Penthouse, NEW, Water view! 3 BR + solarium, 1100sf, 2 bath, all ss appls, sec prkg, Gym, Pool + Aria Club. N/S. $1700. Now. 604-889-8750

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

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

Family Living WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $925. 3 BR fr $1100. ● Spacious apartments ● Heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ● Ball court, daycare avail. ● Near Skytrain, shopping & kids park. Sorry no pets.

604 939-0944

Classified On-Line

6540

Houses - Rent

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 today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

6565

Office/Retail Rent

1ST MONTH FREE for 850 sq ft office in Metrotown, $550/month incls all. Natalie 778-230-9037

6590

Rooms

BBY 1 room upper, w/d, n/s, n/p. Prof person. $500 incls cbl/utils, pkng. Av Feb 1. 604-434-5578

6595

EL PRESIDENTE

Managed by Colliers International

AMBER (W)

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

BRAND NEW condo 2 Bd, 2 Bth at Rio 228th St M Ridge, stainless steel app, 2 undergrnd pkg, 900+ sq ft, ref req, show Jan 15th, avail Feb 1st $1150 mnth + utilities Jamie 604-302-1962

Apt/Condos

Call 604-540-9300 AMBER ROCHESTOR

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

BBY, Willingdon/ Lougheed Hwy. Concrete deluxe 2 BR + fam rm. 1,300 sf. Near Skytrain, Save-onFoods, Brentwood Mall. Ns/np. $1,495/mo. Feb 1. 604-953-0952

6508

Bayside Property Services Ltd.

CALL 604 519-1095

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! Call Chris today (604) 786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Apt/Condos

COQ CTR, 2 BR 2 ba, fully reno’d, top flr, corner, view apt at Lakeside. Lrg deck, u/grnd prkg, $1400 incls cable & amens. N/P & N/S. Available Feb 1. 604-937-7198 or 604-220-6098

Call Kristen today (604) 812-3718

Sun Jan 23, 2-4pm, 6963 Victoria Dr, 2 BR + den condo, 2ba, nr amens, seller motivated, $320K Mala @ Sutton 778-859-4458

6508

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

604 420-5636

www.montecitotowers.com

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO, Own BR, $425 incls utils, W/D, share home. NS/NP. Avail Now. 778-216-1727 ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $585 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Now. Call 778-846-5275

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

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

6540

BBY 2 BR grnd lvl in new house, $750 incls heat/hydro. NS/NP. Nr Canada Way/Imperial. Available Feb 1. 604-521-6658 BBY BRENTWOOD, Brand New 1 BR bsmt, nr skytrain & Mall, $800 incls utils, no w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail Now, Refs. 604-307-9450

BBY CARIBOO Hill, 2 BR bsmt ste, Own W/D, priv entry. NS/NP. $875 incls utils. 604-526-6401 BBY CDA WAY area, 2 BR mn flr, h/w flrs, appls, enste w/d, dbl gara n/p, $1200. Feb 1. 604-522-5951

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

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597 BBY NORTH, 2 BR main & 1 BR bsmt, 1.5 bath, all appls, carport, lrg yrd. Nr BCIT, SFU, transit. $1750. Avail Feb1. 778-835-5484

NEW WEST Main & Upper hse, Near 22nd Skytrn Station. 3 BR, 2 bath, new reno’d. Cat OK. NS. $1300. Av Feb 1. 604-522-9086 POCO 3 BR mn flr, kitchen, dining & liv rm, small fam rm, $1450, Immed. Gord 604-329-9600

POCO, Mary Hill. Spac 3 BR upper flr, f/p, priv w/d, big deck, f/yard. Ns/np. $1,295/mo + 2⁄3 util. In CDS. Nr West Coast Express + schools. Immed. 604-945-4835

BBY, EAST. 2 BR, grd/lvl. 1100 sq ft. Radiant heat, shared laundry. Near schools & bus. Immed. 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318 BBY Gov’t Rd area, 2 BR glvl ste, $900 incl util/cbl, ns/np, avail Now, nr skytn/SFU, 604 420-6451

BBY METROTOWN, Spac 1 BR g/l, sh’d W/D, $750 incls utls/cble. NS/NP. Feb 1. 604-454-9188 BBY N. 1 BR nice bsmt ste. $625 incls utls. Avail now. Strictly NS/ NP. Nr Alpha sec. . 604-291-2976 BBY, N. 2 BR upper lvl, mtn & city view, lrg deck, n/p, $830 + utils. Also 1 BR bsmt, $680 incls utils. Priv w/d. Immed. 604-951-8632

Rentals

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6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY N, Brentwood, 2 BR ste, hrdwd flrs, sh’d W/D. NS/NP. $820 + utls. Feb 1. 778-998-6685

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

POCO, Southside. 2 BR, upper floor, full bath, sh’d W/D. NS/NP. Av now. $825+ util. 604-941-7794

BBY NORTH, Lrg 1 BR ste, own W/D & all appls. $1025 + 25 % utls. Feb 1. NS/NP. 604-261-3999 BBY Nr BCIT, 1 BR bsmt, n/s, n/p, Refs, Feb 1. $650 incls heat, hydro, washer, 778-892-4700

PT MDY. 1 BR, g/lvl. F/bath, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $795/mo incl hydro/ ’net. Nr bus. Now. 778-355-4949.

6605 COQ 3121 Pattulo, 2 BR bsmt, full bath, own w/d, all appls. $1050 incls utils. Pets ok. 2 mins to Coq Centre. Avail Feb 1st. 778-688-2594

COQ CENTRE. 1 BR condo, grd/ lvl. 700 sq ft. 7 applis, jet tub, gas f/p, u/g prkg, large patio. Ns/np. $850/mo. Nr WC Exp. & Douglas College. Feb 1st. 604-942-5641 COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $1000/mo incls utils, Immed. 604-931-3677 COQ Mallardville, 2 BR bsmt, full bath, 1000 sqft, new enste w/d, $890 + utils, Feb 1. 604-761-2181 NEW WEST Newly updated Lrg 1 BR or 2 BR, 2 baths bsmt, furn, 1blk from JI, nr SFU, 1200 sqft. Avail Now. ns/np, 604-516-6346 NEW WEST Queensboro, Brand New Lrg 2 BR T/H style ste, 1.5 baths, utils incls, 604-767-4605 NEW WEST, Queensborough. 1 BR, sep ent, shared lndry, n/s, n/p, full bath, incls hydro & cbl, $650, nr bus & Wal-Mart, Avail Feb1. 778-988-8898 lve msg. NEW WEST, Queensborough. 2 BR, Priv ent. Shared w/d. N/S, N/P, Nr bus & Skytrain. $725 incls hydro/heat. Avail Now. Call 604-307-9350, leave message POCO 2 BR bsmt. Ns/np. Avail now, $800 incls utils, no w/d, 604-941-9702 or 604-945-3476

POCO. Big 1 BR. 1,000 sf. Patio. Absolutely ns/np. $700/mo incl hydro. Avail now. 604-942-0436 POCO. Reno’d 3 BR upper flr, 2 baths, storage. $1290/mo + 60% util, immed. Ns/Np. 604-375-8757 POCO SOUTH, gr lvl, priv entr, incl utils, cable, in-suite laundry, $800 n/s, n/p, 604-941-8540

Townhouses Rent

Alarm/Security

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8055

CLEANING LADY available. Meticulous, detailed, honest & reliable. Please call 778-233-5859 Maids 'R' US Exc. Home Cleaning! Great Prices! 20 yrs Exp, Ref's, Res/Comm 604 808-0212

8060 8073

Drainage

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

POCO 2 BR T/H $775/mo & $815/mo. 3 BR T/H $955/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

GET ER’ DONE Flooring & Trim

Laminate & Hardwood

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

604-841-1855 604-466-9733

• 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

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

8115

Furniture Repairs/ Refinishing

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING

Specialists In: ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE RESTORATION & REPAIRS Free Est., Pick-up & Delivery

604-469-2331

8120

Glass Mirrors

8075

Drywall

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

All Drywall and Renovations Basement specialist! No job too BIG or small. Shane 604-807-3076 •Drywall •Framing •T-Bar •Doors & Trim. Professional work. Cypress Hills Cont. 604-722-6431

8080

Electrical

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

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

MONTY J’S MOVING Ask us about our

Winter Specials!

www.MontyJsMoving.com

Call 604-710-5253

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665 or 604-944-8665

A Name You Can Trust

604-710-2779

8125

Gutters

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

8155

Landscaping

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services

25% Off with this ad

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

JL N

RENO & REPAIR

NO JOB TOO SMALL! • Bathrooms • Suites • Plumbing • Electrical

• Basements • Decks / Sheds • Flooring /Tiles • Interior Designing

Gary: 604-690-7565 “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

Bedwell Property Services Additions & Renovations Residential or Commercial Since 1988 Fully insured and licensed Please call Jerome Penner

604-808-6874

or bedwellprop@aol.com

JENCO

CONSTRUCTION

Small Jobs Are Welcome! We do Kitchens & Baths Winter special: 15% off Custom Cabinets www.jenco-online.info

604-562-5934

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

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.

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Roofing

CHOICE Roofing 604-807-7312 Specializing in New, Re-roofing & Repairs. Quality assured.

Rubbish Removal

Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. Available 24 hours. Call Abe at: 604-999-6020 WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items are included. 604-936-8583

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ABC TREE MEN. Dangerous tree removal, pruning, stump grinding. 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

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

$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. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 12 out of 15 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. $500 christmas cash extended. www.coastlineautocredit.com or 1-888-208-3205.

AUTO LOANS 100% APPROVAL GUARANTEED!!!

EVERYONE GETS APPROVED* WE HAVE A MASSIVE INVENTORY CAR’S TRUCK’S VAN’S SUV’S FAST & EASY APPLICATION CALL ROBERT TOLL FREE @ 1-888-510-8084 or E-MAIL robert@peacearchtoyota.com

9145

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

*FREE SCRAP CAR PICK UP* Pay $ for some complete cars. No wheels no problem. 209-2026 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

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

PEACE ARCH TOYOTA

*Small down payment may be required, working full time for at least 4 months and earning $1,400 or more per month DL#30377

Call 604-518-0974

DVK PAINTING LTD. Winter Special 20% Off! Ext & Int. Free Est’s. Dave • 604-354-2930

8250

8255

Renovations/Repairs/Building

• Free Estimates • Seniors Disc. • High Quality, Low Cost • WCB

info@eclipseglass.ca

Plumbing

Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up. Free Est, reasonable rates. 604-710-9670

Frameless Shower Mirrors Handrails Free Estimates

8220

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

STARBRUSH PAINTING

Trade Your Kitchen Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More www.renorite.com 604-434-0070 THOMAS DIAMOND Quality Renos, Repairs, Decks, Stairs etc. Precise, Reliable, Prof, Insured. Free Est. 604-710-7941. thomasdiamond1@hotmail.com

8250

Roofing

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

9125

1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3500. 604-763-3223

9135

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Parts & Accessories

4 AUDI RIMS. Spec size is 235/45R17. Will fit 225/45R17 or 255/45R17. FIT FOLLOWING VEHICLES: All A3, A5, A6, A8 or TT models. All S4 models to 2008. S6 models 2007-2009. S8 models 2007-2009. A4 - ONLY 2WD. 4 Alloy Rims & 20 Stainless Lug Nuts = $2867 retail. Mint condition $795 OBO 604-220-2269

9145

Plumbing

Domestic

Scrap Car Removal

2002 BUICK Rendezvous White 138,000kms. New Brakes, Muffler,Tires. Clean family vehicle. $6100 250-870-1236

9160

Sports & Imports

1990 HYUNDAI Excel hatchback. 4 spd. 137,000 km. Aircare 2011. $475 obo. 604-881-1157

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

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

310-JIMS (5467)

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

www.jimsmowing.ca

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

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

Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

Lawn & Garden

ECLIPSE GLASS

www.eclipseglass.ca

BBY 3191 Thunderbird Cres, W/H with office, 2000 sf, 2 units to choose from, Large O/H door, New building, avail Feb/Mar, 604 929-9493 www.westrockproperty.com

8160

Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. Available 24 hours. Call Abe at: 604-999-6020

(Coquitlam Centre area)

Concrete

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

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

Call: 604-240-3344

Cleaning

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ Clean to perfection, Honest, Lic & Insured, Free Window Cleaning, Call 778-840-2421

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

COQ, Westwood Plateau. Newer 2 BR, 2.5 baths, f/p, 10’ ceilings, granite, f/yard, dbl garage, pool, gym, luxury clubhouse. 1,200 sf. $1395/mo. Immed. 778-889-3883

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

ALARM

Excavating

Installations Refinishing & Repairs

HOME SERVICES

8010

8087

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

8250

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

Roofing

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

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

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

2003 HYUNDAI Tiburon for Sale. Red, 5spd, V6, Black leather and sunroof. New Stereo. 17in winter tires included as well as all seasons. Approx 150km. Asking $8000 OBO. Please contact 604-792-9694 or 604-819-8501

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2004 PROWLER Regal 30 feet, fifth wheel. All equipped. Spotless cond. $17,900. 604-230-2728


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