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Election hopefuls begin campaigns Simone Blais and Alfie Lau editorial@thenownews.com And they’re off. Local MPs and federal party candidates have hit the streets and officially kicked off their campaigns, which will culminate in Canadians heading to the polls May 2 after the Conservative government failed on a non-confidence motion 156-145 in Parliament last week. Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Gov. Gen. David Johnston Saturday, and the writ to dissolve Parliament was dropped that morning for the official start to Canada’s 41st federal election. For sitting MPs, it was a race against time to get back to the Tri-Cities and begin the campaign. Port Moody-WestwoodPort Coquitlam incumbent MP James Moore said Friday it had been an interesting week to try to wrap his head around. “Last week we were coming into the budget. It’s a pretty mainstream budget that we put in front of the House of Commons,” the Conservative MP said, adding that there were budget items like volunteer firefighter tax credits and municipalities benefiting from the gas tax fund. “There were good things for the Tri-Cities, good things for Canadians in the budget, but it wasn’t about the budget. “This is about them opportunistically calling a campaign because they think they might have an advantage. I just think Canadians are going to be put off by the opportunism of all of them: the Liberals, the Bloc and the NDP.” New Westminster CONT. ON PAGE 4, see LIBERALS.

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Austin Heights residents speak out While some favour increased densification, others fear highrises in the area Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com Coquitlam council will decide in a week whether the sky’s the limit for the Austin Heights neighbourhood. A public hearing on the neighbourhood plan was held Monday at City Hall, where a handful of residents came out to voice their views on the city’s vision for the area. Part of that vision includes a series of highrise towers in addition to the redevelopment of Austin Avenue between Blue Mountain Street and Gatensbury Avenue to offer a more pedestrianfriendly commercial experience. That has some neighbours eyeing the sky with a sinking feeling.

“Where one highrise goes up, more inevitably follow,” Ken Laroy said, adding that he moved to the neighbourhood in 1979 “because of the character of the area.” Council passed first reading of the bylaw on Feb. 21, and referred the matter to Monday’s public hearing to offer residents a chance to give input. The city began the neighbourhood plan in 2008, to update general land use and service strategies when considering development proposals. The plan calls for a high-density, mixed-use commercial core along Austin Avenue, as well as the introduction of small-scale housing choices in the area bounded by Rochester Avenue, Blue Mountain Street, Foster Avenue and Linton Street. Draft policies were presented during a public open house in January. Four hundred people attended and 94 comment sheets were received. City staff reported

in February that a 69-per-cent majority of respondents supported the plan to introduce higher-density mixed uses, while 14 per cent were against the idea of highrises. Twelve per cent wanted to see building heights kept to less than 10 storeys, while five per cent hoped the area could stay the same. “All the neighbours in that area don’t want density,” Don Chorley said. “You should be listening to people in the neighbourhood, rather than developers, because they’re the ones who have live with it. “I pass by the corridor of towers in Burnaby, and they’re so ugly.” Some warned against seeking NewPort Villagestyle development that becomes congested with traffic rather than offering free-flowing pedestrian access.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 5, see COQUITLAM MLA.


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arking problems are on the radar in Port Moody, where staff are reviewing both the possibility of paid parking in the city and the size of parking spaces within zoning bylaws. Coun. Mike Clay said he is reluctant to approve new developments in Port Moody since the last few have come with “horrendous parking.” In particular, Clay pointed out the packed parking lots at Thrifty Foods as well as at the Shoppers Drug Mart on St. Johns Street. “These parking lots are an absolute menace to society, in my opinion,” Clay said at last week’s council meeting. “They’re built for 14-foot cars and people are driving, on average, 22-foot cars.” Tim Savoie, Port Moody’s planning and development services director, said the city’s zoning bylaws specify the dimensions of parking stalls plus the number of stalls Port Moody Coun. Mike Clay says most parking spots in the city are people drive, on average, vehicles that are 22 feet long. required. “What I can say as a general asked for three years now when are we going to do sense is that … the sizes of our this. How do we do it? I’m not getting any answers. spaces are larger than many municipalities,” Savoie I’m not getting any satisfaction.” said. Coun. Meghan Lahti agreed that parking stanFor Clay, however, these spots are too small. dards may need to be revisited. “These people are meeting all the requirements, “Our bylaw perhaps is calling for too many spaces and that’s what makes my stomach turn. The in too small of a spot,” Lahti said. “So maybe our responsible party at the end of the day [is] us … bylaw would need to revisit the size of our parking Some of these lots, the one over at the Shoppers stalls.” Drug Mart on St. Johns Street has about 45 parking Council voted in favour of having staff review and spots and only about 15 of them can be used,” Clay report back on the size of parking spaces as per the said. zoning bylaws. “If anybody ever parks in the centre spot, the Council also directed staff to report back on the other two spots become completely unusable … I’ve

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potential of a citywide paid parking plan during last week’s committee of the whole meeting. Coun. Diana Dilworth supported the idea. “I think we’ve grown as a city, and there’s certainly more opportunities for parking. There’s also opportunities for abuse of parking. We see a number of our local neighbourhoods being used by commuters who are using our regular roads as their commuter parking spot,” Dilworth said. “I am going to support this going through and I do agree that we can’t look at paid parking in specific areas in isolation outside a larger citywide strategy.”

Como Lake Avenue lot subject of debate Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com Neighbours of a vacant lot on Como Lake Avenue in Coquitlam will have to wait until Monday to hear whether commercial uses will be permitted on the contentious parcel of land. Council held a public hearing on the proposed rezoning of 1649 Como Lake Ave., next to the Chevron gas station on Poirier Street, to local commercial from one-family residential to allow for future development. Owners Chang Suk Soh and Choon Ja Soh are looking to consolidate the lot with the next-door commercial parcel to the east to allow for commer-

the rezoning bylaw to allow for a cial development in the future. The public hearing, and several residents Sohs are looking to sell the land. expressed frustration with the site and Coquitlam’s land use and economic the application before development standing council. No specommittee recommended the applica“I live on Como Lake cific use was outlined, meaning residents tion be referred back and I paid less. You or councillors would to staff to deal with concerns involving left pay less, you get less.” not know what type of business is planned turns off Como Lake for the site. Avenue onto the site Pauline Hing Gerry Stuart said and rezoning without Retired Realtor there is no need to a specific development build another comapplication in the mercial property, as works. Also, the staff Como Lake Village provides for the report notes, commercial uses on the area’s retail needs. adjacent site have “spilled onto 1649 “The property itself is a mess. It’s Como Lake Ave. from time to time.” always been a mess,” Stuart said, addCouncil passed first reading of

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Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly said the stage was set for the non-confidence vote when the Conservatives didn’t take the steps needed to get support for their March 22 budget. “At what point do you take a stand? You have to weigh that. Unlike the other opposition parties, we wanted to hear and see what was in the budget,” the NDP MP said. “We did not feel there was enough in there. “What have we seen with the Harper Conservatives? They came to make a change, to clean up government and make a real difference, yet we hear time and time again about scandals, corruption, influence peddling … It is one after the other. It really indicates they are not serious about cleaning up and making this government more accountable.” Both MPs must now shift gears, moving into campaign mode ahead of the ballot.

MPs James Moore, left, and Fin Donnelly will run for the Conservatives and NDP, respectively. Donnelly heads into his first full-fledged election campaign, having won the riding 17 months ago during a byelection. He will once again face his closest byelection foe — Port Moody Coun. Diana Dilworth, who has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the riding. Liberal opponent Ken Beck Lee, an engineer by trade who ran for the Grits during the 2009 byelection and the previous general election, is

also back. Rebecca Helps, the Green party candidate, will make another run to represent the riding as well. Mark Ireland has been declared the NDP candidate for Port Moody-WestwoodPort Coquitlam. Working in the technology sector in the realm of spatial data, Ireland has already had a hand in politics as the vice-president of the Burnaby-Douglas NDP riding executive. His wife Jane has worked

as a long-time constituency assistant to former Burnaby MPs Bill Siksay and Svend Robinson. No Liberal candidate has been declared for the riding of Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, but the Greens have selected Kevin Kim, a fourth-year University of B.C. student and tenant justice advocate, as the party’s candidate for the riding. In addition to door knocking and burma shaving, candidates will likely be pounding a digital version of the election drum, with social media like Facebook and Twitter functioning as another method of reaching voters directly. “The 2000 election was the introduction of the website into politics, back in the dark ages,” Moore said. “This time Twitter will be used and Facebook as well. The more avenues there are for people to debate, communicate, share their opinions and argue is good. I think it helps democracy.”

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Accused in alleged hit-and-run released on bail Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com The man accused of killing two women in an alleged hitand-run crash last month has been released on bail. Cory Sater, 37, had a bail hearing at Port Coquitlam provincial court on Thursday, when he was released from pretrial custody pending his case.

Sater has been charged with 10 Criminal Code counts following the Feb. 19 crash in Coquitlam. Twenty-six-year-old Lorraine Cruz had been driving with her 28-year-old boyfriend in a Nissan Pathfinder just before 12:30 a.m. when the vehicle crashed at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Pitt River Road. The two got out of the car, and another couple stopped

to see what had happened. Charlene Reaveley, 30, and her husband, Dan, were helping the pair after the crash when things turned for the worse. As the foursome were standing outside the Nissan at the Coquitlam intersection, a 1995 white Jeep Cherokee ran down both Cruz and Charlene Reaveley. They were killed instantly, and police reported that Dan Reaveley had wit-

nessed the impact. Cruz’s boyfriend was also hit and was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police found the suspect vehicle located a few kilometres away, seizing the Jeep for forensic evidence that morning. Sater is scheduled to appear in Port Coquitlam provincial court on April 13 to fix a date for trial.

Lorraine Cruz, left, and Charlene Reaveley died Feb. 19.

has banded together to help a local family in their time of need. The Cactus Club in Coquitlam raised $27,663 at

its Nothing but Pink fundraiser last week to support the family of Charlene Reaveley, who was killed last month in an alleged hit-and-run acci-

dent. The 30-year-old woman left behind her husband and four children. Funds from the Cactus Club event went directly into a trust fund set

up to help Reaveley’s family. Donations can be made at the Royal Bank Shaughnessy Street branch in PoCo, with funds directed to “Dan

Reaveley in Trust,” branch No. 04320, account No. 5032180.

“I recognize that change is difficult, and we all know that. We have to densify some areas in order to accommodate the population growth,” she said. Thorne added that businesses in the area have told her it’s difficult to get a foothold in Austin Heights because there aren’t enough shoppers. The neighbourhood plan is an opportunity to change that.

“I think lots of seniors would move there and live there,” she said. “It’s not going to happen overnight, and the good will outweigh the bad.” Coun. Neal Nicholson moved to defer the vote on the plan bylaw, given the volume of information before council. Council unanimously agreed to vote on the matter at next Monday’s meeting.

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“I think lots of seniors would move there and live there,” MLA Diane Thorne says of a revitalized Austin Heights neighbourhood.

the plan, the increased density would offer a more walkable community for seniors, who currently must struggle with hills and staircases to get around. “The general response from people I talked to was quite positive,” he said. “I would rather see this development than have us cut down another 1,000 acres of trees.” NDP MLA Diane Thorne (Coquitlam-Maillardville) doesn’t live in the area but has a constituency office on Austin. She attended Monday and voiced support for the plan.

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The proposed plan sees an additional 5,000 residents and 50,000 square metres of commercial floor space in the area over the next 20 years. “It’s probably the safest place for development of this kind in the event of an earthquake,” said Edward Enns, a retired electrical engineer who lives in the area. “It does not encroach on arable land … It is sheer short-sightedness and irresponsibility to develop on arable land.” For Phil Johnston, who sat on a public advisory group for

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ensity. It’s a frightening word to some people, especially those living in neighbourhoods dominated by single-family homes. At a public hearing Monday, Coquitlam council heard from residents of the Austin Heights neighbourhood who say they don’t want highrises as part of a revitalization plan. The city is looking at squeezing another 5,000 residents and more than 50,000 square metres of commercial floor space into the area — bounded by Rochester and Foster avenues and Linton and Blue Mountain streets — over the next two decades. While that might be troubling to some people, we don’t think it is. If done in a sensitive way, infill development fits with the surrounding neighbourhood — to the point where it’s hard to imagine certain homes and businesses not being there before. What is scary is the unknown. We get that. Concerns about traffic congestion and esthetics dominate discussion of any new proposal that sees a significant number of people settle in an established area. But the alternative is watching that area atrophy as those who moved into the neighbourhood when homes were more affordable — maybe 30 or 40 years ago — are the only ones left. That leads to boarded-up schools, a lack of community facilities and shops that can’t pay their rent because there aren’t enough customers to keep them in business. Worse, it means larger areas of forest being clearcut and swaths of arable land being paved over to make way for the affordable housing (lowrise and highrise condos and rentals) required by young people. To stay vital, areas must change and grow. And despite fears to the contrary, densification usually leads to higher property values — and a more livable neighbourhood.

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Teachers unlikely to get a raise this year I attended the 95th convention of the BC Teachers’ are in a unique position in which they hold considerable leverage over their employer. There is a Federation last week and met a lot of enthusishortage of nurses and their skills are vitally needed. astic, earnest, optimistic and dedicated teachers But there is no shortage of teachers, which greatly who all made a plausible case for being paid more weakens the BCTF’s bargaining position when it money. comes to wages. They also made a solid case for improving learnHowever, the teachers’ union appears to have a ing conditions in their classroom. much more reasonable argument to make when Unfortunately for them (and their students), I it comes to classroom learning conditions. Many don’t see much hope for either a salary increase or teachers at the BCTF convention had poignant storsignificant changes taking place in their classrooms. ies of trying to teach 30 kids, when as Faced with a large, lingering deficit, many as six to a dozen of them had varithe provincial government will not sign a ous learning or behavioural disabilities. new collective agreement with the BCTF The government has understandably that includes a wage increase, at least for refused the BCTF’s attempts over the a year or two. years to gain more formal control over If the government were to fold and classroom conditions, but this power give teachers a raise, the 300,000 other struggle has allowed those conditions to public sector union employees whose deteriorate in many cases. contracts expire next spring would rightView From The steady rise in the number of spely expect similar increases, thus increasThe Ledge cial-needs students — coupled with cuts ing the deficit even more. to teaching positions designed to teach The BCTF has signalled it will be askKeith Baldrey those same kids — has created a crisis ing for a double-digit pay hike, which is in some classrooms, the BCTF argues with convicsomewhat silly given the current economic situation. tion. No other profession is getting anywhere close BCTF president Betty Lambert has told me that to double-digit wage increases, and the BCTF’s classroom composition and not wages is the number argument that its members should be paid what one issue “by far” with most teachers. Perhaps, then, their counterparts are paid in Alberta and Ontario is the BCTF should bargain its new contract accordirrelevant. ingly and jettison the unrealistic wage demands in The BCTF also argues the government made favour of pressuring the government to step up to an exception with the BC Nurses’ Union and gave the plate on classroom conditions. its members a wage increase while insisting other It’s an issue that will also garner more public supunions stick to a zero-zero program. port. While the BC Liberals keep pointing out that Yes, the nurses did get a wage increase but they

funding for the K-12 system keeps increasing on a per-pupil basis, the reality is that schools keep being closed and teachers find their working conditions deteriorating. Parents are acutely aware of the situation and represent a powerful voting bloc come election time. Quite apart from giving teachers a big wage increase, the Liberals are on shakier ground if they ignore classroom working conditions. It was good to see Education Minister George Abbott become the first education minister in 10 years to attend a BCTF convention. He was warmly greeted by union members who have had bitter battles with the Liberal government. Three of the last BCTF contracts were imposed by the legislature after negotiations proved fruitless. Hopefully, the goodwill Abbott established there will translate into actual progress in the classroom — even if teachers don’t get a raise. ••• NDP leadership candidate Adrian Dix takes great exception to my reporting last week that some of his caucus colleagues have been joking about why none of the so-called dissidents have endorsed his candidacy. The reason, they joke, is that they are afraid of Dix because he may exact revenge for the way they stabbed Carole James in the back. Nothing could be further from the truth, Dix insists. He says the party is coming together and party unity is of paramount importance to him. “I’m the unity candidate,” he told me. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Coalitions aren’t dangerous I thought I had heard it all when I had to endure watching our Parliament under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He refused to work with other members even though he had a minority. But to hear Mr. Harper the other day emphatically say it is illegitimate to form a coalition with other parties if he obtains another minority is categorically false — and a reaffirmation that his kind of Canada is “my way or the highway” and be damned the aspirations and needs of the majority of Canadians. He tried to form a coalition with the NDP and Bloc Québécois in 2004 to defeat the Liberals. It’s even in writing. Now he tries to weasel out of it as if it wasn’t the same thing. All over the world, coalition governments are making accommodations to represent their citizens. The mandate of an elected government, whether a minority or a majority, is to fulfill the needs of its electorate. That cannot happen if a prime minister acts as if he can arbitrarily decide what is best for us. When a government refuses to listen to members of Parliament who are the elected representatives of the people, then a coalition is a very legitimate way of getting co-operation to circumvent behaviours such as have been seen under the Harper regime. Rita Pollock Coquitlam ••• Let me get this straight: Harper thinks coalitions, the foundation of democracy, are dangerous because opposition parties won’t let the Conservatives hammer through a tax credit for children’s arts programs? How dumb does Harper think Canadians are? There are homeless people on the streets, seniors living in poverty, health care is suffering — starved from a lack of attention — and

the environment has been totally neglected because of a flat denial that there are problems. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, however, think that the terrible danger of coalitions is the most dreadful thing facing Canadians. If Harper gets his majority, he will show utter contempt for Parliament and, whether we like it or not, he will implement any policy he likes without consultation or considerations from other elected representatives because he has the “mandate” to enforce it. That’s a far more dangerous scenario and will mean an end to democracy in Canada. Coalitions are what democracy is all about: an ability to work well with others for the mutual benefit of all Canadians. It’s elementary, Mr. Harper. M. Schooff To The Port Coquitlam

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the only open-heart surgery centre and cardiac interventional centre (angioplasties), the only neurosurgery centre (head trauma) and second largest Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit in the province. More than 18 months have passed since Fraser Health delivered a concept plan to the Ministry of Health Services that would see a significant expansion and redevelopment of Royal Columbian Hospital within the next five to seven years. The RCH Foundation has agreed to partner in fundraising for this expansion that will go a long way to alleviate many of the growing pressures that are felt, not only at RCH, but at all of the other 11 community acute care hospitals in Fraser Health whose patients are transferred daily to RCH for specialty services. Editor My question is: when will the Ministry of Health approve Fraser Health’s concept plan and their request for funding to begin the first stage of comprehensive clinical planning for the expansion of Royal Columbian? RCH Foundation donors, many of whom are grateful patients, are ready to support Fraser Health’s plan for significant change at RCH. We need the new premier and her team to demonstrate their commitment to providing the best in health care to patients and their families. Adrienne Bakker President and CEO Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

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Hospital needs expansion It comes as no surprise to me that the emergency department physicians and nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) recently decided to enlist the adjacent Tim Hortons. In spite of the expertise and resourcefulness of RCH doctors, nurses and administrators, the service demands on this facility have exceeded capacity for years. Many people do not realize that RCH is not just New Westminster’s hospital; 85 per cent of the patients cared for at RCH come from outside of New Westminster. In fact, patients are referred to RCH from every community east of Boundary Road and out through the Fraser Valley and to the U.S. border (including the Tri-Cities, Surrey and Abbotsford). RCH is the tertiary referral hospital (highest level of care) for Fraser Health for more than 1.6 million residents. That’s one-third of B.C.’s population. RCH is also the only Level 3 trauma centre,

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No tax relief is in sight I noticed recently that the B.C. government introduced environmental levies of 25 cents for each compact fluorescent light bulb as of July 1, 2010. In addition, I was advised further levies will apply as of April 1, 2011, on many other electrical items.

It seems we have been beaten enough when having the old light bulbs removed in favour of very expensive and dangerous compact fluorescent light bulbs. Isn’t it time to say enough is enough? Our new premier, Christy Clark, has promoted families as a priority in her administration. These other forms of tax created by the former administration seem to go against her foresight and are another way of taxing citizens who cannot afford to buy expensive lights. When can we expect an analysis of this tax and where the funds actually go? We are not going to save the world, but most of us are doing more than our share and now pay more taxes. We presume Clark and her administration will look into these issues in due course and give us some relief. Let’s not look at the famous “revenue neutral” carbon tax as a way out. We are paying more and no relief is in sight. Elwin Mowry Coquitlam

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Muzzle dogs, resident says Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com The City of Port Moody is embarking on research into how other Metro Vancouver municipalities deal with the issue of dangerous dogs. NewPort Village resident Laurel Giassa asked council last week for a bylaw requiring muzzles for dangerous breeds of dogs in public places. Giassa said she was attacked by a pit bull when she was in high school and she now fears for the safety of her baby daughter when her family encounters these dogs without a muzzle. “I’m not asking for a breed ban but just a safety net and a little bit of owner responsibility in muzzling these dogs in public,” Giassa said. In addition to pit bulls, follow us on

Giassa would like to see muzzles in public places for Rottweilers and Staffordshire bull terriers, and potentially for dogs crossbred with them. “These are not poodles. These are not golden retrievers. I know everybody’s entitled to freedom of choice of what pet they’re going to own,” Giassa told council. “They’re not here to say, ‘We should only own this or that,’ but I think there just needs to be some responsibility and accountability that should come into it if you do choose to own a dangerousbreed dog.” In Giassa’s opinion, council needs to act pre-emptively to prevent possible problems. “I go to the park with my daughter. Some of [the dogs]

are unleashed. I know there’s always rules in place. People don’t follow them,” she said. “I think if you’re walking down the street, walking through NewPort Village, I really don’t want to run into a big dog like that unmuzzled. It makes me very nervous because it has an unpredictable nature.” For Coun. Bob Elliott, the matter is about more than just the dog. “I’ve always been under the impression it’s not the dog,” Elliott said. “It’s the dog’s owner.” City staff will research practices around Metro Vancouver. The issue will be back before council for consideration at the next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, April 12.

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Farnworth stakes out position on Riverview Hospital lands Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth vows to enhance Riverview Hospital and protect its lands if he is elected leader of the province. Farnworth, a BC NDP leadership candidate, said Riverview’s future should be based on three principles. First, the lands should remain publicly owned and serve as a centre for mental health services and as a residential treatment facility for people with mental illness. Next, the landscape and arboretum should be pro-

tected and preserved. Finally, the Riverview lands should not be considered for private development, ruling out market housing as an option. “Governments of all stripes bear responsibility for our province’s failure to adequately address mental health issues,” Farnworth said in a press release. “The downsizing of Riverview Hospital has compounded these problems. Providing support to people with mental health issues is vital to addressing a number of challenges across the province, from homelessness to addictions.”

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Café hosts improv comedy troupe A newly minted improv comedy troupe has taken to Port Moody’s Gallagher’s Café on Wednesday nights to tickle funny bones in the City of the Arts. Calling themselves Better on the Radio, the troupe will perform every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the café, which is located at 232 Newport Dr. All shows feature free admission.

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Whether they’re calling the shots or performing on stage, a number of Tri-Cities residents will figure into a production of the Will Rogers Follies in New Westminster starting on Saturday, April 9. A spinoff of the popular Broadway musical, the story follows the life and times of the popular American humourist and performer who shot to fame in the 1920s. The show will be directed and choreographed by Coquitlam’s Valerie Easton, and will feature fellow Coquitlam thespians Nathan Piasecki, Connor MacMillan, Trevor Kobayashi, Milena Canta, Xavier de Salaberry, Shannon Hanbury, Bradley Barkman and Melissa Assalone. Previews for the show run April 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., while the show hits the primetime from April 9 to 24 at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Ticket prices range between $20 and $39. For more info, see www. royalcitymusicaltheatre.com.

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Paintings help save Africa’s animals John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com

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hen Daniel Taylor places a paintbrush on a canvas, he’s also putting his money where his mouth is. Specializing in high realist acrylic paintings, the Anmore native has devoted the better part of the last two decades to painting critically endangered species and donating proceeds from the sale of his works to various conservation programs across the world. Taylor’s efforts have been focused on species native to Africa, and the 56-year-old can lay claim to being the first person to ever observe and, in turn, paint the Cross River Gorilla. It’s feats like that that have seen Taylor’s works displayed in galleries and publications across the world, and garnered him international attention as one of the world’s preeminent high realist painters. “It takes us around the world and brings attention and focus to that animal or person,” he said. “It’s an extremely important passion because it means others become involved. You are literally saving and preserving lives.” Taylor is currently crafting works depicting the plights of both the South African Cape Parrot and a vulture that’s native to Tanzania, and it’s through the reproduction of those images in publications like Africa Geographic and Birding that more attention is focused on those species. Paul vanPeenen/NOW But perhaps his best-known work is his paintAnmore artist Daniel Taylor goes to great lengths to create realistic images of his subjects. ing of the Cross River Gorilla, a primate found in gorillas, because that’s their livelihood.” Cameroon and Nigeria that is on the verge of extincone’s going to know,” he said. The two biggest sticking points for the chiefs were tion. “The first impression is that poachers are bad, bad that they rely on the gorillas for food and that they He travelled to Cameroon’s Lebialem Highlands, people, but they’re not. They’re trying to survive. weren’t being offered any immediate compensation located near the border of Nigeria, in 2009 to track Many of them have great families. They have 40 or for allowing the foreigners to pass through. and document the animal. 50 kids with four and five wives.” What Taylor had offered as compensation was a It was a trip that both changed and nearly ended Though Taylor makes a habit of going to great means to begin domesticating other his life, as he came across skeptical lengths to study and document his subjects, the fact animals — deer, porcupine — so residents, armed poachers and a perthat he is entirely self-taught is equally impressive. the villagers wouldn’t have to keep ilous mountain valley. While he’s been painting for more than 40 years, “The first impression turning to the endangered gorillas “You’re thinking, ‘Should I go or he’s never taken a class, nor received any formal should I stay?’ but, of course, you’re training or instruction. is that poachers are for food. there for the greater reason,” Taylor “It comes fairly easy to me because I’ve been bad, bad people, but recalled. doing it since I was just a wee, wee lad. There’s no aced with having no access to they’re not. They’re His foray into the Lebialem education that way and it’s not a vocation I took on,” those lands, the trio set off on Highlands began with gaining perhe said. “It’s just a personal thing.” an alternative route that saw trying to survive.” mission from local chiefs and kings, That personal thing has led to Taylor painting them traverse down a seven-kilowho were in charge of deciding portraitures for notable U.S. and Canadian politmetre rock face and into the valley whether or not to let Taylor, his wife icians and Hollywood stars, while some of his works that the Cross River Gorillas call Daniel Taylor and their guide through their lands. are displayed at the JFK Center for the Performing home. Wildlife Artist That discussion took place in a Arts in Washington, D.C. “You’re almost falling the whole small hut, where a heated, threeHe’s also earned the distinct designation of being way down. With one slip, it’s goodhour debate ensued that resulted named one of the United Nations Environment bye. Once you fall down there, no in the local hierarchy ultimately forbidding the trio Programme’s Artists of Critically Endangered one is coming to get you,” he said. access through their tribal lands. Species. Along the way they had another run-in, this time “There was arguing and the discussion got very “It doesn’t matter where I go or what I do; it’s with poachers armed with machetes who had freshly heated at times,” Taylor recalled. what the art is bringing to the world,” he said. “The killed monkeys in tow. “At the end, they weren’t aggressive towards us, attention that it draws from magazines, articles or Not realizing the point of Taylor’s trip, the poachbut they were shaking their fingers in our faces televisions is more important.” ers also turned hostile. trying to get explanations about why we really desFor more information on Taylor’s work, see www. “It was really a super-tense atmosphere — you’re perately needed to get into that area and save these out in places where, if something happens to you, no wildartafrica.org.

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Learn to make dying livable Tri-Cities residents facing the death of a loved one can now benefit from an innovative six-session workshop called Making Dying Livable, which concludes with a presentation from Dr. John Izzo, the world-renowned best-selling author of The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die. Developed and conducted by Fraser Health, Tri-Cities Hospice Palliative Care and Crossroads Hospice Society, the workshop explores the legal, medical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that face patients, caregivers, family members and friends. If people do not have their affairs in order when faced with their own mortality, according to a press release, their energy is wasted on emotions such as worry and regret. This educational series is designed to help participants connect to their emotions so they can learn how to avoid regrets, speak honestly and raise their relationships to a new and healthier level. The workshop will cover topics such as loss and grief, personal reflections from three families who will share their experiences on living with dying, the medical picture and how to prepare for it in advance, estate planning, funeral planning and an introduction to the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice. The series will conclude with a one-hour presentation from Izzo, and each participant will receive a copy of his book. The series will run for six consecutive Tuesday evenings, from April 5 to May 10, at the Centre for Health and Community Partnerships at Douglas College’s David Lam campus, located at 1240 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Sessions run from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 1928. To register, call Laurie at 604-777-7398. Registration, which is non-refundable, costs $50 for all six sessions. Fees are payable by cheque to Fraser Health Authority. Registration is limited to 25 attendees, and to those aged 19 and over.

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Port Moody is hosting a new boot camp just for youth. Youth aged 11 to 14 are invited to participate in a workout led by a certified fitness leader in the outdoors. Participants will meet at the Port Moody Recreation Complex on Tuesdays from April 5 to May 3. The cost is $36.50 for five sessions. To register, visit the Port Moody Recreation Complex or Kyle Centre in person. Registration is also available by phone at 604-469-4556 or 604-4694561 or online at www.cityofportmoody.com/signmeup.

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In the Tri-Cities, 13 girls are currently on the waitlist to be paired up with a female mentor through the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. Big Sister mentors spend three hours of one-to-one time with their Little Sisters each week. Two other mentoring options are available for volunteers to fit into different schedules. The first is the Study Buddies program in which tutors spend one hour per week helping a Little Sister learn. The second option is the Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program in which mentors spend eight weeks co-facilitating group mentoring programs in Coquitlam schools. Class Act For more information, call 604-873-4525, Ext. Jennifer McFee 300 or visit www.bigsisters.bc.ca.

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Tri-Cities youth raised $2,000 to give a makeover to a seniors’ beauty salon. Foyer Maillard Senior Care Centre was the focus of a community project organized through A Chance to Choose, a federally funded program for people aged 15 to 30 who face barriers to employment. Program participants presented the cheque at the seniors home earlier this month.

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The Top Teen of North America competition is inviting youth to represent their communities in a search to find the continent’s most outstanding teenager for a program to be televised in the fall. In July, selected candidates will attend professional workshops in Vancouver for training in interview skills, media relations, modelling, health and more. Judging will be based on competitions that include a speech presentation, interviews, attitude and a personal showcase. Contests will also fundraise for the Canadian and American cancer societies. More than $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including a top prize of $3,000.

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Last week, 56 Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary students headed to New York City for a weeklong adventure. The high school students helped out with a literacy program and in classrooms in the South Bronx. Each PoCo student was paired with an elementary school buddy for the week. The pairs met in advance via e-mail and video conferencing. As well, the group volunteered at Manhattan’s Holy Apostles soup kitchen, founded by actress Susan Sarandon. The group also had time to see The Lion King on Broadway with their study buddies, visit the Museum of Modern Art, stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge and attend mass at St. Patrick’s cathedral. • Do you have a school event or accomplishment you’d like people to know about? Send Class Act submissions to jmcfee@thenownews.com with “Class Act” in the subject line. Information can also be sent by fax to 604-444-3460 or dropped off at our office at 201A-3430 Brighton Ave., Burnaby.

Author Patrick Taylor to visit PoCo library Patrick Taylor, writer of the famed Irish Country series, will speak at the Terry Fox Library on Monday, April 4. Take a journey to the little Irish village of Ballybucklebo, the lush setting for Taylor’s timeless tales about Dr. Barry Laverty, a charming and dedicated physician to a small town of quirky townsfolk. Set in the 1960s, the entertaining series is full of likable characters and engaging dialogue and has made the best seller lists in the New York Times, USA Today and the Globe and Mail. Taylor is more than just an author — he is a doctor, a distinguished medical researcher in the field of human infertility, an off-shore sailor and model boat-builder. He currently divides his time between his homes in Ireland and on Salt Spring Island. His reading at the Terry Fox Library is free, but registration is required. The reading takes place at 7 p.m., and the library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. For more information or to register, call the library at 604-927-7995.

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As the vice-president of hard-goods merchandising with GardenWorks, Fitzmaurice knows exactly what’s needed — and almost more importantly, what’s not needed — when it comes time to prepare for the impending planting season. March and April represent the ideal times to plant perennials, shrubs, trees and various bulbs. When getting those items into the ground, Fitzmaurice suggests using bone meal or fertilizers with high amounts of phosphate to get them going. “You want to turn organic material into the soil and I would always suggest planting with bone meal because that gives a nice and strong root system,” he said.

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battle, as paying attention to water and soil levels is also key. Fitzmaurice said the two most common problems he encounters are gardeners who water too much or fail to use the right amounts of soil. “If you’re planting in a pot, always make sure the soil level in the pot ends up at the same soil level in your garden,” he said. “And always allow for a little bit of subsidence. After the soil is compacted or if you’ve watered it in a couple times, it can drop down. So you want to make sure that you are not planting it too deep. Some people also plant too deep and then they put a layer of mulch right up to the stem of the plant, so you’re actually burying the plant deeper than before.” A wilting stem or ailing plant of any sort usually causes people to think that the No. 1 cause is a lack of water. Not so.

Fitzmaurice suggested a 6-8-6 fertilizer as a good starting point. The trio of numbers on the front of a bag of fertilizer represent the three nutrients plants need most to grow: nitrogen, phosphate and potassium.

“Sometimes people can see something looking stressed, and they automatically assume it’s a lack of water, but I can also be too much water,” Fitzmaurice said. “So a good idea is to dig around and see what’s going on. It could be too deeply planted or it could be too much water.”

Nitrogen is best suited to aid lawns or leafy plants, while potassium helps develop the plant’s stem, making it more cold hardy and disease resistant. Phosphate is key to ensuring the health of a root system, and helps fruits grow more readily.

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Place Maillardville teams up with SHARE Family and Community Services Society to hold an English practice group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Interactive conversation group is free and open to those 19 and older. Information: Shae Viswanathan at 604-936-3900, Ext. 161 or shae.viswanathan@sharesociety.ca.

Coquitlam Public Library holds a fun afternoon of board games from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the City Centre branch, 3001 Burlington Dr., Coquitlam. Drop-in program is free. Coquitlam Inspiration Garden hosts soil agrologist Arzeena Hamir to share steps on starting your own urban SUNDAY, APRIL 3 farm. Workshop runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10, and registration is required. Information: www. Coquitlam Art Club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. in coquitlam.ca. Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. events@thenownews.com SHARE alcohol and drug program staff concludes Annual membership $10; experienced and novice the education series with a discussion on secondartists welcome. Information: Soni at 604-469stage recovery and life in the future from 7 to 8:30 8712. p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Program is MONDAY, APRIL 4 free. Information: 604-936-3900. City of Port Moody kicks off another season of boot camps at THURSDAY, MARCH 31 the Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Rd. Three levels Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After are designed to meet various fitness levels. Cost is $60 for eight 5 networking evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Best Western sessions. Registration required. Information: 604-469-4556. Coquitlam Inn and Convention Centre, 319 North Rd. TUESDAY, APRIL 5 Admission is $25, with discounts available for members. Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. in the Registration required. Information: www.tricitieschamber.com or 604-4664-2716. Burquitlam Funeral Chapel presents an estate-planning workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. at Astoria at 2245 Kelly Ave. in Port Coquitlam. Estate-planning professionals will discuss how to turn painful tasks into life-affirming acts of affection for family and friends. Workshop is free, but registration is required. Information: 604-936-9987. Coquitlam Public Library holds a fun afternoon of board games from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Program is free and no registration is required. Information: 604-927-3561. 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.

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Coquitlam Skating Club presents Toys on Ice at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Information: www.skatecoquitlam.com or 604-760-4252. Dogwood Pavilion hosts Karen Tyrell for a discussion on “cracking the dementia code” at 10 a.m. at 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Caregivers can learn about the meanings behind behaviours and creative problem solving. Program is free, but registration is required. Information: 604-927-6098. Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 2105-2850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Members knit and crochet scarves and hats to support area homeless programs. New members welcome, and donations of yarn accepted. Information: 604-945-3388 or www.libbyskitchen.com. Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free weekly walking group for the bereaved from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet at the Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Road and Heritage Mountain. Registration: Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274. Port Moody Public Library and SHARE Family and Community Services Society host a free English practice group for informal language practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the ParkLane Room. Information: Julie Sutherland at 604-4694577.

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Port Moody Recreation Complex hosts Community Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring active living and lifestyle options for the whole family including nutrition, exercise and health. Admission is free. Information: www.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4556. Coquitlam Skating Club presents Toys on Ice at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Information: www.skatecoquitlam.com or 604-7604252.

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Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meet at 1 p.m. in the McDonald Cartier Room at Dogwood Pavilion. Membership is $10 per year. Information: Roy at 604-939-0303. Glen Pine Pavilion kicks off two art classes on classical drawing and watercolour painting from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 1200 Glen Pine Crt. in Coquitlam. Admission is $55 for drawing and $86 for painting, with discounts available for members. Registration required. Information: 604-927-6940. Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce holds a forum on alternative financing from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Coquitlam Inn and Convention Centre, 319 North Rd. Registration required. Information: www.tricitieschamber.com or 604-4642716. Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 2105-2850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Members knit and crochet scarves and hats to support area homeless programs. New members welcome, and donations of yarn accepted. Info: 604-945-3388 or www.libbyskitchen.com. Recovery International meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at the Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre, 2232 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam. The self-help peerto-peer support group meets to help those struggling with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. Information: Phyllis at 604-931-5945.

Port Moody Public Library in the Mike Butler Room at and SHARE Family and Dogwood Pavilion. There are Community Services Society 15 games, and pots range host a free English practice from $5 to $25. New playgroup for informal laners welcome. Information: guage practice Catherine at 604from 9:30 to 937-7537. 11 a.m. in the Crossroads ParkLane Room. Hospice Society Information: hosts a free weekly events@thenownews.com Julie Sutherland walking group at 604-469-4577. for the bereaved Knitting Club from 10:30 a.m. to at Libby’s Café meets weekly noon. Participants are asked from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 2105to meet at the Labyrinth 2850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Healing Garden in Pioneer Coquitlam. Members knit Memorial Park at Ioco Road and crochet scarves and hats and Heritage Mountain. to support area homeless Registration: Castine programs. New members welBreckwoldt at 604-949-2274.

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

meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Parklane Room of Eagle Ridge Hospital from 7 to 9 p.m. Tri-Cities Caregivers’ Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Information: Karen at 778-789-1496. Tri-City Family Place offers a drop-in program for parents and caregivers of children under six years, open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 2062 Manning Ave. For information, contact the centre by calling 604-945-0048.

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Express gain grit, mobility in Reid deal The Coquitlam Express added a bit of sandpaper, a fluid first pass and a bevy of veteran presence Tuesday when the club announced the final pieces of a deal that took root more than three months ago. The club picked up defenceman Clinton Atkinson and forward Cody Michelle from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for Brad Reid, a former assistant captain with the club who left town in December. At the time the deal was made, Salmon Arm offered up the oft-referred to “future considerations” as compensation. On Tuesday, that future was rolled out publicly. “When we gave up Brad, who was a quality kid, we had a couple teams bidding and this was the by far, in our minds, the best deal we could put together. From our standpoint, we’re pretty happy with it,” Express general manager Darcy Rota said Tuesday. A New Westminster native, Atkinson is a five-foot-10 defenceman who put up close to a point per game average last season, posting 48 points (three goals and 45 assists) in 57 contests. He suited up with the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors during the 2009 and 2010 campaigns and put up 18 points in 88 games. The 20-year-old saw limited action last year, and only played two games for the Tri-City Americans. “Clinton has got Western Hockey League experience in him, and when we made that trade for [Reid], he was a big part of what we’re looking for next year — he’s a puck-moving defenceman with some skill and obviously he can run a power play for us. On top of that, he brings some veteran leadership as well,” said Express head coach Jon Calvano. Michelle, on the other hand, made his B.C. Hockey League debut last season and finished the campaign with 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 58 games. A 19-yearold right-handed shot, the Saskatchewan native is listed at six feet tall and weighing 173 pounds. Prior to his time in the junior A loop, he served as captain for his Prince Albert-based midget AAA club. “He brings that big-time leadership aspect as well, Calvano said. “Prince Albert is probably the No. 1 major midget AAA program in the country, and to be captain of that team is huge not only for his own personal development, but also for us in terms of looking at what he brings to the table as far as leadership goes.”

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ut this down in writing — there will be no love lost this Saturday when the Fraser Valley Under-21 Cup finalists lock horns. It could be soccer’s equivalent of Harper versus Ignatieff, minus the attack ads and votes of non-confidence. In a long season of Fraser Valley u-21 play, the Port Moody Gunners and Port Coquitlam Rovers saw a well-tested rivalry reach new heights. If PoCo’s Craig Shirra has his way, it will end with the underdog supplying the surprise. “For the past five years, [the] Port Moody Gunners have been our biggest rival and have taken opportunities and cups away from us on more than one occasion,” Shirra said. In four regular season encounters, the Gunners racked up wins of 1-0, 5-2 and 3-2. The lone blemish was perhaps PoCo’s finest 90 minutes, a 2-1 seasonending victory. While Port Moody didn’t display its usual polished form, the Rovers capitalized and were rewarded for the effort, Shirra noted. “Nothing brings me greater joy than beating a Gunners team and I look forward to every opportun-

ity to play them … [We] realized that even the Port Moody Gunners have weaknesses and they aren’t invincible.” From Port Moody’s perspective, the loss is ancient history, as are the past successes. “The game didn’t mean that much because we’d already clinched [the league title] and it was the second game of the weekend,” recalled Gunners president Bob Favelle. Getting a rematch in a more meaningful showcase should bring the best out of his more experienced team, he said. “Both teams are quite evenly matched, and PoCo has been a nice surprise this season. They play a little more direct style than we like to play: they are very fast and they like to run, whereas we play a more controlled game.” The Gunners took the regular season title with a 15-1-4 record, while PoCo posted an 11-3-6 record, good for third overall. To advance to the April 2 final in South Surrey, the Rovers roared out in the second half and cashed in two unanswered goals to nudge second-place GEU 3-1. Steve Freundt broke the 1-1 tie with a Beckhamlike volley. Also scoring for PoCo were Cam Pryor and Anthony Verga. Port Moody blanked Chilliwack 4-0, getting goals from Jacob Hoedel, Steve Causier, Jason Yoo and P.J.

Balshaw. The shutout was posted by Tyler Shaw. The rivalry between the Rovers and the Gunners has evolved during the current year, but has essentially continued from where the two clubs left it a couple of years ago. Port Moody’s dominance at the league and cup level, with four titles in eight years, makes them a favourite target. They’ve also copped two provincial crowns in that time, too. “This really is our biggest rivalry and has been for a number of years,” noted the Gunners’ Rick Sayers, who shares coaching duties with Rob Causier. “For the Gunners to be successful, the strategy is simple — we need to play our system, and stick to it no matter what happens.” It’s been an impressive rebirth for the Rovers, who in the past have challenged Port Moody for u-21 dominance. After dropping out of the Valley loop for a season, there could have been a few questions as to just exactly how PoCo would fare this time around. There are no doubters now. “I’m not surprised how well they’ve played us,” said Favelle. “Nobody is going to back off, because both teams want to play.” “I think making the finals again this year is validation that we’re still the thorn in [Port Moody’s] side that prevents them from always winning,” Shirra said. “And we are the only ones who can really give them any competition.”

Adanacs add winning pedigree, proven defender If nothing else, Jon Harnett has proven that he can get a lot done in a relatively short period of time. At just 23 years old, the Orangeville, Ont. native has won two Minto Cups, has three years of National Lacrosse League (NLL) experience to his credit and owns a trophy case that’s growing by the year. On Tuesday, the Coquitlam Adanacs announced that Harnett will suit up for the club for the 2011 Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) season. “Sure he’s young, but he’s got lots of experience for a young guy,” Adanacs general manager Les Wingrove told The NOW Tuesday. “He’s an aggressive player that can pick up the other team’s best player

and do a good job on him.” Listed at six foot two, 195 pounds, the left-hander is known for being a shutdown defender who can get the ball up the floor without hesitation. Harnett has tallied three points in six games this season for the Calgary Roughnecks, a club that boasts a handful of players who will be his WLA teammates come May: Darryl Veltman, Cory Conway, Dane Dobbie, Andrew McBride and Mike Kilby. Before his time in Calgary, Harnett suited up for the Boston Blazers during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, and was named to the league’s all rookie team as a 20-year-old in 2009. Harnett took part in the Major Series League, the eastern equivalent of the WLA, last

season as a member of the Waterloo Kodiaks and also played field lacrosse at both the University of Guelph and Adrian University in Michigan. During his time in Guelph, he was named an All Canadian by the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association. On top of all that, he suited up for back-to-back Minto Cup winning teams in Orangeville during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. “He’s a very competitive guy,” Wingrove said. “He’s one of those guys that plays to win. Some guys play just to play, some guys play to win and he’s definitely a guy that plays to win.” Harnett’s arrival on the West Coast will actually come one year later than expected, as Wingrove was in talks to

bring the Roughneck out to Coquitlam prior to last season. Harnett ultimately opted to go for one more year of schooling in Ontario, though he came to Coquitlam last summer to watch his brother Greg vie for junior A supremacy. At that time, the elder Harnett got a chance to meet some of the senior Adanacs while also getting a feel for the lay of the land. “When he came out for the Minto Cup last summer, the first thing he said to me was, ‘I’m ready to come out this season,’” Wingrove said. The Adanacs open up training camp on May 2, though Harnett will likely not suit up for his new team until after the NLL playoffs wrap up in late May.


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Kim kicks off 2011 with three-stroke win Soo Bin Kim kicked off her 2011 golf campaign in familiar territory last week. The 17-year-old Coquitlam native opened up the Maple Leaf Junior (MJT) Golf Tour series with a tournament win at Richmond’s Q Golf Club on Friday, posting a two-round score of 145 (78 and 67) to win the girls title by three strokes. Kim’s final round saw her nail five birdies on the front nine alone, while at the same time establishing a new ladies course record. She was joined in the winners’ circle by a pair of fellow Tri-Cities golfers as well, as PoCo’s Howard Lee (78-69-147) claimed first in the boys 14 to 16 bracket, while Coquitlam native Tom Bang came second in the group with a two-day score of (76-77-153). Also placing in the boys 14-16 group was Coquitlam’s Jerry Bang (eighth place, 85-78163) and Sean Park (16th, 98-87-185). A trio of local golfers also figured into girls standings: Coquitlam’s Ally Shin (seventh, 84-78-162), Port Moody resident Valentina Trillo (eighth, 85-78-163) and Ye Rin Suh of Coquitlam (15th, 84-93-177). Held one day after the MJT tour stop

wrapped up, the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s PUMA Challenge in Vancouver saw two Coquitlam natives take the top prizes in their respective categories. Kevin Ko claimed his second consecutive first place finish in the boys 15-19 grouping after firing an even par 144 (72-72), while Anica Yoo’s four over 148 (76-72) saw her finish atop the girls’ standings. Joining Yoo in the top 10 was Shin, who finished fourth (78-79-157) and Suh, who claimed ninth after scores of 84-84-168. Other Tri-Cities golfers in the boys 15 to 19 group included: Guuntas Sidhu, Port Coquitlam, (ninth, 73-79-152); Myles DeBrincat, Coquitlam (19th, 80-79-159); Trevor Garofano (21st, 78-82-160); Jerry Bang, Coquitlam (28th, 79-87-166); Young Oh, Coquitlam (32nd, 83-87-170); Joel Robertson (33rd, 92-82-174) and Sean Park, Coquitlam (36th, 94-98-192). Coquitlam’s Henry Lee and Port Moody native Noah Guise finished 10th and 11th respectively in the boys u-14 bracket after shooting scores of 81-81-162 and 88-84-172 at the Vancouver tour stop.

Harmse signs with Whitecaps

Call it a second homecoming of sorts. Coquitlam’s Kevin Harmse signed a contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps Friday, eight years after he was originally drafted 10th overall by the club. Since that time, the

defender/midfielder has plied his trade overseas in Norway and Slovakia, on top of spending time with the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA. The 26-year-old has also earned nine caps for Canada in international play.

“Being able to play where I grew up is very exciting,” he said in a press release. “I never imagined professional soccer being like this in Vancouver.” The Caps take on Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.

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GROUND AND POUND: Members of the Terry Fox senior boys rugby team surround a Burnaby North Secondary player in a 20-5 Fox win earlier this month in Burnaby.

SAFER makes rent more affordable for B.C. seniors Make your rent more affordable The Province of British Columbia provides SAFER subsidies to more than 15,000 senior households renting apartments in the private market across BC.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? You may be eligible for SAFER if you meet all of the following conditions:

- You are 60 or older. - You have lived in British Columbia for the full 12 months immediately preceding your application.

- You and your spouse (with whom you are living) meet one of the following citizenship requirements: Canadian citizen(s); or authorized to take up permanent residence in Canada; or Convention refugee(s).

- You pay more than 30 per cent of your gross (before tax) monthly

household income towards the rent for your home, including the cost of pad rental for a manufactured home (trailer) that you own and occupy.

If you are eligible, SAFER may subsidize part of the rent that is over 30 per cent of your income. To find out more about SAFER, including application forms, visit www.bchousing.org or call 604-433-2218 from Metro Vancouver or 1-800-257-7756 from elsewhere in B.C.

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Grace* knows her neighbourhood well. For the past 40-odd years, she has lived in the same suite in a low-rise building on a quiet street in Vancouver. She’s close to shopping and transit, which makes it easy to get around. And, as a long-term tenant, her rent is kept at a reasonable amount. At age 69, Grace says she is not a struggling senior, but she still has to watch her budget carefully and is even thinking of looking for part-time work. Vbj[k j`mS[j_`x pYp]y[kj`l j\ lp[[j`l [_ Rp a_]p pP^p`\jYp S`q sTa kSYj`l [_ Qj[kq]SQ a_`py n]_a ay \SYj`l\ [_ app[ ay pP^p`\p\xU \kp \Sjqw ckS[T\ Qky t]Srp j\ l]S[pnZi n_] [kp pP[]S o`S`rjSi S\\j\[S`rp \kp ]prpjYp\ from the provincial government’s Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER) program that helps make rents affordable for B.C. seniors with low to moderate incomes. SAFER provides monthly cash payments for eligible seniors age 60 or over who pay rent for their homes. Grace worked at various jobs including 18 years as a legal secretary. “The iSQ o]a \[S][pq S r_a^S`y ^p`\j_` ^iS` [kp iS\[ npQ ypS]\ s QS\ [kp]px \_ s qjq lp[ S iZa^ \Za n]_a [kp]p S`q s Si\_ kSYp S` eedf S\ Qpii S\ Wff S`q giq Xlp dprZ]j[y Rp`po[\w dXuve kpi^\ RprSZ\p y_Z _`iy kSYp \_ much money to go around. Rents go up every year, so it certainly makes a qjnnp]p`rpwU BC Housing provides SAFER subsidies to more than 15,000 senior households renting apartments in the private market, including singles, couples and people sharing a unit. *The client’s name has been changed to protect her privacy.


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- Adobe CS4 or higher - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (MAC) - Microsoft programs - Word, Excel, PowerPoint (MAC and PC) - Photo correction skills Our team consists of graphic designers that are flexible with their hours of work and willing to add hours in a crunch. You will join people who share a common goal of doing the best work they can.

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F/T Live In Caregiver F/T live-in caregiver required for child care. Work & live in private home located at 1282 Tercel Court, Coquitlam, BC V3E 2C3. Duties: Care & oversee children in their activities, prepare & serve meals, perform light housekeeping & pet care. Salary: $10.25/hr. Private furnished accommodation provided. High school diploma & knowledge of English are required. Mail or email resume to Michele at michele@michelereda.com HOMEWORKERS GET paid daily! Now Accepting: Simple Full/ Part Time Data Entry & Online Computer Related Work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

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Hiring Recruiting Officer(in Coquitlam)

Perm. F/T, $22.00/hr, 2wks/ Vac. Requirements: University graduate with Medical or Health care. background, Min 3 year exp. in Medical or Health care, Fluent English & Korean (Must) Duties: Recruit RCAs, Nannies, Caregivers, Helpers. Recruit international students (Korean Nurses, Nurse Aids, Practical nurses, etc.) Organize & lead recruiting seminars, Post ads and collect, screen, evaluate, &interview Applicants, Filing & record-keeping, Advise exams, evaluations, schools, & schedules, Advise requirements & terms and conditions. Medi Plus. (R&A Health Care Service, Inc.) Please Send Resume to Fax. 604-936-1874 or e-mail. medi@themediplus.com

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours.

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We offer: • Excellent wages and benefits • Ongoing and regular training to keep you up to date with new technologies • Training with our major OEM lines (Kalmar & Toyota) several times a year

Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:

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Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter by email as instructed on the website.

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Japanese Chef req’d in Merritt, BC

Min. 3 yrs exp. as a Japanese food chef/ Secondary Compl./ Prep. & cook dishes/ Handle raw fish for sushi & sashimi/ Develop creative dishes in a highly artistic fashion/ Ensure quality of food & determine portion/ Supervise cook /Speaking Korean is an asset / Perm, F/T, $3,040/m for 40 hrs/week. Send your resume: merritsushi@gmail.com or Garden Sushi Japanese restaurant: 2701 Nicola Avenue, Merritt BC V1K 1B8

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No 29 - 91 Golden Drive, Coquitlam, V3K 6T1 Hiring full-time OFFICE MANAGER University degree and at least 3 years experience as an Office Manager required. Salary $28/hr - 40 hrs per week. Send resume by email: rgrandbois@ envisionglobalinc.com or fax to: 604-552-4420

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Required by Hi-Mart in Port Coquitlam. Must have 3 to 5 years of experience. English/ Korean languages an asset. Some college. Plan & direct daily operations. $21.25/hour. Fax resume: 604-942-3243

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Fab-All is currently looking for a full time GTAW (TIG) welder. ● Must have 3 to 5 years experience ● Work well with others ● Able to read blueprints ● Perform housekeeping duties ● Clean and grind own welds We offer competitive wages, extended health & dental benefits. Great working atmosphere! Fax resume to 604-945-3597 or email epryor@fab-all.com

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

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6020

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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6020-01

Real Estate

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5075

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Apartments & Condos

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Mortgages

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Real Estate

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6508

Apt/Condos

BBY, Lghd Mall. Bach, $720 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, Apr 1. 604-779-3882

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available MAY 1

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access

New Westminster

BY OWNER Queensboro 7 BR hse, low bsmt, lrg lot 66 x 120, all renos, nr schools. $499,000. 604-515-7875 or 778-829-7675

6030

Lots & Acreage

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6508

Apt/Condos

SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. $907/mo. 604-524-4720

Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, quiet. $830 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av Apr 1/15. NS/NP. 604-205-9409 COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

Mobile Homes

SRY, #1-7850 King George Blvd. Great double wide 2 BR + den. 1 pet ok! 55+ year old seniors’ park. $79,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 Br $720, 2 Br $820. Incl h/w, bldg W/D. Nr transit. 778-865-6696

Recreation Property

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6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST 310 - 8 St. Close to skytrain & bus. Lrg 1BR, w/lrg patio. $795 incls heat & storage locker. Cat OK with pet dep. Refs req’d. Call Res Mgr 604-395-5303 GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077

Large bright 1 BRS from $765. Newly reno’d Incl heat, hot water & dw. 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

KING ALBERT COURT

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

COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now or Apr 1, heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

MONTECITO TOWERS

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

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

office: 604- 936-1225

ARBOUR GREENE

JUNIPER COURT

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

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

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

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552 Dansey Ave, Coq

6065

1300 King Albert, Coq

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

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

SUN 1-3PM, April 3rd. No Pad Rental! Dblwide w/lot. #18 -13507 81 Ave, Surrey. $298,995. Angela Langston 604-307-4815

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

604 - 941 - 7721

AMBER (W)

604.581.2161

6035

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6030

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RENTALS

2BD & 2BATH, Face South, $1350 avail now, Pool, gym, yoga, hot tub included, 3 year Condo.(604) 461 8261

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5070

Financial Services

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5070

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5040

Legal Services

6020

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STANDARD POODLE Black Male 8 weeks old from Champion, fully health tested parents. Raised in home with children, dogs & cats. Crate trained, leash trained, knows all basic commands. 604-986-6193

3545 ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Childcare Available

For Sale Miscellaneous

PETS & LIVESTOCK

3507

3015

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

415 Westview St, Coq

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

604 420-5636

www.montecitotowers.com

EL PRESIDENTE

220 - 7th St, New West 1 BR apts from $720/mo. 2 BR, $850/mo. Includes heat & hot water, Big balconies. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604-519-1382 Managed by Colliers International

GARDEN VILLA

1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST. RENO’ed 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $795 & $1050. 604-724-8353 NEW WEST 508 - 8 St. Close to Westminster Mall & transit. BACH ste w/balcony, $655 incls heat & storage locker. Lrg 1 BR with balcony $795. Cat ok w/pet dep. Refs req. Res Mgr 604-521-1862

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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 Alex 604-999-9978 or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

New Westminster

1045 QUAYSIDE DRIVE

Immac. 2 BR + den. New carpets, paint & appls. Ste will be avail long term. Lease & exc refs a must. $1450.

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

6508

Apt/Condos

6510

Co-ops

115 PLACE CO-OP PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopping & WCE. $660. Call 604-944-8697

New Westminster

65 FIRST STREET

2 BR, 3 appliances, N/S, pet possible. $1100. Lease and excellent refs a must.

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 and paint. Fridge, stove & W/D in building. $895.00. N/P, N/S. Lease & excellent refs a must.

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

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

Accepting applications or waiting list for Bachelors, 1 BR’s, 1 BR & Dens & 2 BR’s. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

Call 604 421-1222

6540

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Townhome! Fenced yard. RENT TO OWN! STOP RENTING! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597 BURQUITLAM, 4 BR home, f/yrd, storage. Near elem/high schools/ shops. Av now. $1450. N/S, N/P. 604-936-9670 or 778-869-9670 COQ 2 BR full bsmt home, new kitchen, carport, f/p, lge lot. 947 Edgar Ave, $1495 + utils. Av Apr 1. Call Wayne 604-862-9802

COQ, DAWES HILL,. reno 3 BR main floor. F/p, sh’d w/d, deck, carport. $1,200/mo + % utils. N/S. Apr 1, no dogs. 604 937-3534 N WEST renod 2 lge BR suite, $1000+utils, shr w/d, nr s/train/ schls, ns, np. Now. 604-436-9013 POCO, Lincoln Prk 3 BR, 2 bath, split lev hse, lrg rec rm, appls, $1850, all newly reno’d & hrdwd flrs, carport, yard. 778-688-6622 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm

HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/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

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6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215

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Suites/Partial Houses

COQ 1 & 2 BR stes, $700/$900 incls utils, avail Apr 1, cls to schl & Lougheed Mall, N/p, N/S, 604-931-1699 or 778-230-1090 COQ 1 BR, bright, above ground, priv w/d, quiet, $750+hydro, 778-999-9451

7010

Personals

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6590

Rooms

FURN RM, tv cable internet own ent. quiet fmy home, no drugs or booze, smoking ok suit older per. long term, ref, dam. dep. $475.00 604 936 6604

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $980 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $980 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

POCO. Furn’d rm for female, priv bath, sh’d kitchen. $400/mo incl util. Now. Ns/np. 604-202-4203

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ BLUE Mnt area, 2 BR upper, shared w/d, d/w, big deck, monitored securtiy sys. $1125 + 2/3 utils. Apr 1. Sm Pet considered, n/s. 604- 897-0411 COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $995/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677

POCO Nr Coq Ctr. Own BR, $425 & BR & bath $450. Incls utils, W/D, share home. 604-475-0262

New Westminster

COQ, Maillardville. Large 1 BR in quiet building. Storage. Sh’d w/d. Parking. Ns/Np. $625/mo. Avail Apr 1. Nr amens. 604-931-7432

NEW WEST. Furn’d, Room $465 incls sh’d kitch & bath & utils. 604-767-3863 or 778-837-4596

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

6595-40

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR upper, log house, Maple Ridge, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1 yr lease, avail immed, N/s, N/p, $1400/mo. Call 778-808-8196

BBY 1 BR, new, bright, g/lev, sep ent, heat & hyd incld, N/s, N/p, no laundry, $695/mo. 604-715-5566 BBY E, 7559 2nd St, 2 yrs old 5 Br hse incls bsmt ste, h/w flrs, full baths, new appls, gated compound. $2900 or $2200 up & $950 dwn, Apr 1 or 15. 604-861-8819 BBY KINGSWAY/CDA WAY, 4 BR mn flr, 2 yr old hse, $2000, w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. Also 1 BR g/lvl ste, $700. 778-245-8016

MAPLE RIDGE 2 BR gr lev ste, own W/D, D/W. Avail now. $990 incls utls/cbl/prkg. N/S. Pet negot. 604-463-0029 or 604-347-6480 N. WEST, Queensborough, 2 BR bmnst, $800 incl util, N/p. Apr 1. 604-524-9535 or 778-858-6685 N. WEST, Queensborough, Large 2 BR + ½ den, g/lvl. $800/mo incl util. May 1. Ns/np. 604-525-7039 POCO DWNTWN lge 2 BR g/lvl, inste w/d, Avail Apr 1/15th. N/s, n/p. $850 + utils. 604-942-7912

POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

BBY METROTOWN area lge bright 2 BR g/lvl ste, w/d, very clean, n/s, n/p. Refs. $1,000 + 1/3 utils. Av Apr 15. 604-434-3922

RIVERS INLET

BBY, N. 1 BR bsmt ste avail Now. Nr transit, mall, grocery. Suits 1. Furn’d or Unfurn’d. NS/NP. $725 incls utls, cbl. 604-299-1852

BBY NORTH near SFU, Upper 3 BR Duplex, 2 bath, 5 appls, f/p, carport. NS/NP. Avail Apr 1. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 BBY S. Lrg 1 BR gr lev, priv entry, inste W/D, F/P, quiet, $825 incls utls. NS/NP. Suits adults. Refs. Burnfield Cres. 604-526-7335

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7015

Escort Services

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604.669.9475

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Call 604-998-0218 604-444-3000 to place your ad

NOW CLASSIFIEDS 604-444-3000

Townhouses Rent

BBY, METROTOWN. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, priv w/d. Ns/np. $975/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-219-4048

BBY METROTOWN, Lrg 2 BR, 2 bath, Newly Reno’d & all new appls, priv entry. $1100 incls utls, cable. Suits family. Pet negot. N/S. Avail now. Elwell St. 604-463-0029 or 604-347-6480

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POCO. Spacious, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,400/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260

6605

BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000/mo. incl utils, nr ammens, Immed. 604-438-1790

FOR RENT

6602

MOVING?

Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

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.

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HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

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8055

Cleaning

Harmony Home Cleaning & Assistance 10%OFF your 1st cleaning! High Quality/Low Price/No HST Custom, Affordable Cleaning. Make your space beautiful! Call Misti, 778-846-6478 www.harmonyhomecleaning.ca ★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421 HOME CLEAN Reasonable Rates. Insured. Call Igor • 604-476-1197 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING Lady available. Good Rates & Refs. Free Est. 604-992-3444

8060

Drainage

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of reno’s, big or small. One call does it all. 778-235-1772

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF Electrical

# 104787 LIC. ELECTRICIAN For hire. Love small jobs. Great rates. Call 778-822-8710 ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

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

8125

Gutters

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

Handyperson

PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN For Homes or Businesses. Call Dave at 778-386-3844

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

8155

Lawn & Garden

www.atclandscape.com Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 LAWN MAINTENANCE 20 yrs exp. power rake, aerating. Free est. Reliable Reas. 604-649-9965 SAM’S Gardening SERVICE Lawn & Garden Care, Hedge Trims, Clean-up. 604-603-2341 THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

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

45

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

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Landscaping

Seniors Discount

* Landscape and Garden Design & Construction * Full Lawn Care Services Mowing, Power Raking, Aeration, Fertilizing, New Lawns * Hedges and Tree Pruning * Yard Cleanups * Fences & Decks

604-537-4140

No job too big. No job too small. We keep it simple.

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MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488

B&Y MOVING

SPACE • Spring/Fall Yard Cleanup BOOKING • Pruning trees, shrubs & hedges the proper For:MOM’S AT way! WORK LANDSCAPING • Planting Plan & Full Installation Rep: VMcGinnis • Retaining walls, walkways & Ad#: bed edging 1303753 • Patio, Deck & Rockery • Fence Removal & Installation Please call Sherry

604-992-6654

Landscape Technician & Cert. Arborist

ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162 ★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

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

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

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Aeration • Lawn Repairs • Gardening

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

alljobs@telus.net

COQUITLAM

LANDCAPING LTD.

❏ SPRING CLEAN-UP ❏ Yard Maintenance ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Weeding ❏ Retaining Walls ❏ Lawn Cuttng Contracts Insured. Guaranteed. John: 604-464-8700 or 778-867-8785

Park’s Landscaping

Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 27 years exp.

604-518-3571

Handyperson

Local Craftsman Wins National Recognition A local carpenter has won national work and superior recognition as one of Canada’s top customer service performing home remodeling craftsmen. certainly make him George Murdoch has been selected as a deserving of this Canadian Craftsman of the Month from honour.” across Handyman Connection’s nationalSPACE Handyman BOOKING network of home service professionals. Connection is For: CONNECTION “George hasHANDYMAN been doing fabulous Canada’s Original Rep: VMcGinnis George Murdoch work for our TriCities, Burnaby & New Home Improvement Ad#: 1303419 West homeowners over the past 5 years,” Specialists™ says business owner Sandy Black. “We’re and offers repair and remodeling especially proud to have George as part of services to homeowners throughout our team and his dedication to quality the country.

604-878-5232

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

604-708-8850

BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting 30/ hour Licensed & Insured $

• Local & Long Distance • Avail. 24/7 incl. holidays • Seniors Discount • Delivery to/from YVR Airport

604-787-8061

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

8195

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ BBB • Fully insured • WCB 3 Rooms $250. 604-727-0043

Plumbing

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

CANRO SERVICE. H/W tank, furnace, boiler, drain, installations & repairs. BBB. 604-789-6767 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

JL N

RENO & REPAIR

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Renovations/Repairs/Building • 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

JENCO

CONSTRUCTION

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

604-562-5934

Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com DAN THE HANDYMAN. Reno’s & Home Repairs, 20 yrs Exp. Free Estimates. ★ Call 604 715-3979 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

Call 604-518-0974 #1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 31 yrs exp. Spring Special Ext/Int. Call 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

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

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

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

THE SCRAPPER

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

RED’S RUBBISH REMOVAL and Home Maintenance. Reas. rates. Call Red, 604-290-7033

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079

8309

Tiling

Dave Abbott Tile & Stone Installations & Repair Specialist! Best Rates. Guar. 778-808-5912

8315

Tree Services

1986 CHEV Gruman. Propane. Step van style. This is an ex-tool truck. $6,500 obo. 604-809-3847

9515

Boats

WANTED. 3 small outboard motors. 15 HP, 9.9 HP & smaller. Motor doesn’t have to be running. Will pay cash. 604-319-5720

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2004 25FT Trail Blazer 5th Wheel, slide, exc cond, $17,800. 604-533-5624 or 604-868-1723

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

8335

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

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

from residential wood smoke and auto emissions with tips from your Lung Association.

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

604-728-1965 John

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 604-781-7695

CLEAR THE AIR Reduce Air Pollution

Scrap Car Removal

604-761-7175

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

A Name You Can Trust

25% Off with this ad

Over 15 yrs experience All types of Roofing Reasonable Rates WCB Insured

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

8220

9145

NEW CANADIAN ROOFING LTD.

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

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

Roofing

604-716-8528

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

8250

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

www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

Top Tier Electrical Inc. Comm/Res renos & construction. Adam 604-773-4313 Lic #104540

8130

• Spring Yard Clean Up • Lawn Maintenance and Gardening • Hedge and Tree Trimming • Cedar Fencing • Fully Insured • BBB Member

604-720-2853

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

8160

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

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

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

8080

Lawn & Garden

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

8130

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

8075

8160

Excavating

Concrete

Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761

8073

8087

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Window Cleaning

Box 34009, Station D, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4M2

2005 28’ Trail Cruiser rear bunks add a room. GVWR 5417 total dry wt 3743 $11,500. 604-858-2556

2007 SILVERBACK by Forest River, 30ft 5th Wheel, 2 slides, spotless, $25,900. 604-230-2728


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

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Gait Analysis by a Human Kinetic Expert

Ryne Melcher +ana"ian /( -ile Trail 6e#or" 3ol"er

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