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Simone Blais It will be 2012 before a former Coquitlam substitute teacher stands trial on sexual abuse charges. Aleksandr Vladimirov Plehanov, 36, is facing five counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference of a minor, and his trial had been scheduled to begin in Port Coquitlam provincial court Monday. That morning, however, defence counsel Lisa Helps began arguments to seek an adjournment, citing a massive amount of paperwork in the case. “This case is subject to voluminous materials,” Helps said, adding that 2,190 pages of disclosed evidence and statements have arrived since the trial confirmation hearing on March 30. While some of the disclosure documents involve standard administrative information, Helps told the court, witness statements and investigator notes require more scrutiny to build a proper defence. Crown Wendy van Tongeren Harvey argued the trial should go ahead, given that several children — between eight and 11 years old — and their families had mentally prepared to testify this week. “There’s already been a significant lapse in time,” van Tongeren Harvey argued, noting that adjourning the eightday trial would create another lengthy gap in the case’s progression. “It’s a very, very difficult and very sad thing to lose those eight days when we have six children ready to testify.”  CONT. ON PAGE 8, see TRIAL.

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PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC: Heritage Woods Secondary student Andrew Nero, 15, says music is the best part of his day: “To take away music from my life would be to take away my voice — mute my life, in essence.”

A chorus of voices has banded together to bolster music education in the Tri-Cities. Donna Mah, music teacher at Castle Park Elementary, said nearly half the elementary schools in School District 43 have no specialized music teachers. As a result, students may not be meeting provincial guidelines for music education. “Of the 45 schools in our district, we have on record 23 teachers listed as music specialists,” Mah said at a school board budget meeting earlier this month. “What is happening in the other 22 schools, we wonder.” Music teacher Ray Faoro’s daughter attends kindergarten in one of these schools. “The school she attends doesn’t have a music teacher, like so many schools in our district … Classroom generalist teachers, some of them try their best, but the fact is that most generalist teachers are uncomfortable teaching music and quite often it gets neglected in a lot of our schools,” said Faoro, a music teacher at Summit Middle School. “Our school, the one my daughter attends, didn’t even have a Christmas concert, for example, and that concerns me.” Meanwhile, the Burnaby and Surrey school districts have music specialists at all their elementary schools, Faoro added. “We really need to try to hire more trained music teachers for our schools so that we have more equal access,” he said. “Our School District 43 mission statement says to ensure quality learning opportunities for all students of all ages, so we really should try to provide them with properly trained teachers as well at all of our schools.”  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see STUDENT SPEAKING OUT.

Rally in Coquitlam over Schoenborn Simone Blais If the B.C. Review Board hasn’t heard that the Tri-Cities are against Allan Schoenborn’s escorted leaves from the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, they will today (Wednesday). A rally has been organized at 5 p.m. at Coquitlam City Hall on the eve of Schoenborn’s new hearing to show support for his ex-wife, Darcie Clarke, who lives in the community.

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said the rally is a way for the public to express sentiments over recent news about Schoenborn, who has caused quite a stir in the local community. “This has to change. It’s wrong in so many ways,” Stewart said. “We’re not attacking anyone here, but we have to make it very clear that what happened to Darcie Clarke and what happened to our community is wrong.” Schoenborn killed his three young children — Kaitlynne, 10, Max, 8, and Cordon, 5 — while watching

over them in Merritt in 2008, and was deemed not criminally responsible as a result of a mental disorder (NCRMD) because of his long history with psychosis. He has since been housed in the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital near Colony Farm, and two weeks ago was granted escorted leaves into the community to get a coffee by the B.C. Review Board. Public outcry over the matter reached a feverish pitch after the family of Clarke, Schoenborn’s ex-wife,

revealed that the victim was living in Coquitlam and terrified for her life — and that the review board doctor who made the decision in Schoenborn’s case did not even know of the victim’s whereabouts. Stewart said he contacted Clarke’s cousin when it came to light that she was living with her in Coquitlam, and offered assistance. “I was concerned for the ramifications for a woman who has really tried  CONTINUED ON PAGE 8, see TRI-CITIES.

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Port Moody-Westwood-PoCo candidates Libertarian Paul Geddes wants freedom from government intervention Individual choice is key for Libertarian candidate Paul Geddes. “People should be able to make their own mistakes in their life. They have to pay the penalties for it,” said Geddes, vice-president of the B.C. Libertarian Party. “Either way, when you give people a choice and they have to take responsibility for their mistakes, they learn. Over time, they improve.” The 56-year-old Coquitlam resident offers other options. “The other parties are all trying to run my life in different ways. The Conservatives are impinging on my personal life. They’ve locked up the Canadian Libertarian hero Marc Emery. He’s in the United States right now because the Conservative government believes that they have a right to tell you what to do in your personal life,” said Geddes, who once ran as a Marijuana Party candidate. “I can’t vote for the NDP and Greens because they want to do the same thing the Conservatives are doing to my pocketbook. They think that I don’t have a right to keep what I earn. They want to regulate my whole life and how I earn my living, so I’m opposed to both of them. “I have no idea what [the Liberals] stand for. We just know that whatever they run, they won’t do it when they get in.” For the Columbia College economics teacher, the most important issue is bringing more choice to Canada’s health-care system. “Why can’t we allow our doctors to provide extra services for us on the side?” he asked.

Liberal Stewart McGillivary promotes education platform

NDP candidate Mark Ireland says federal issues impact everyone’s day-to-day For first-time NDP candidate Mark Ireland, election issues are all interconnected. One such issue is childcare — a topic that is close to home for Ireland, father of a sixyear-old son. “If you don’t have proper childcare, then it makes it harder for people to get to work,” said Ireland, who works as a software company’s training manager. “It causes problems for education. It causes social problems, so it’s a knock-on effect.” The 42-year-old Port Moody resident also outlines the effects of credit card charges on small businesses. “It’s a big hit on their bottom line,” he said. “Again, obviously that affects jobs and things down the line, so it’s totally interconnected.” As a result, he said politicians need to adopt long-term views rather than short-term plans based on ideology. As a candidate, Ireland said his strength lies in his ability to co-operate with others and to think about problems logically without embarking on “the ideological route to nowhere.” “I just got so frustrated at some of the attitudes out there in Parliament. Obviously the Conservatives and the Liberals seem to be [showing] a bit of disrespect for Parliament … If they disrespect the Parliament itself, then really that’s a disrespect for Canada and the people,” he said. “They’re certainly not co-operating with other parties — for example, the Conservatives proroguing Parliament and making every vote a confidence vote. You look at things like that and their handbook for disrupting parliamentary business, and as a normal person you get totally frustrated.”

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As a second-year UBC student, education is top of mind for Liberal candidate Stewart McGillivray. The 19-year-old Vancouver resident is a political science major and also the president of the UBC Young Liberal club. “I’m really in favour of a lot of the policies that the Liberal Party has on the table,” he said. “As a student talking to other students, there’s a lot of favourable reactions when you tell them about the learning passport — the $1,000 per year for four years or $1,500 for low income. Coming at it as a student, that’s an issue that I go out of my way to promote.” McGillivray became the local Liberal candidate when no Tri-Cities residents took on the role. “They asked if there were any Young Liberals who’d be willing to take up the cause and carry the banner. I’d like to go into politics one day, and getting experience on the campaign trail seems like a good way to get there.” According to McGillivray, he offers voters an alternative at the polls. “I’m offering something different to what James Moore is offering,” he said. “Voters in this riding are quite privileged that alone of all the 30 mainland ridings, they have the chance to hold a cabinet minister accountable and to render judgments on him.” McGillivray also prioritizes issues he believes are important to voters. “Targeted spending on things like education, home care, home eco retrofits and the like are what matter to Canadians at this point.”

Conservative incumbent James Moore runs on his record

As a lifelong Tri-Cities resident, James Moore feels he knows his riding well. The 34-year-old incumbent Conservative candidate grew up in Coquitlam and moved to Port Moody five years ago. “This is home to me,” Moore said. “It always has been and always will be.” Moore is known for his recent role as Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, but he built his political career from the ground up. He began as a campaign volunteer in 1993. In 2000, he was elected as MP and has held the position ever since. This makes Moore the first person in Canadian history to be elected for four consecutive terms in his constituency, according to his website. This election, the economy remains top topic for Moore. “We have the lowest taxes in Canada in 50 years and we want to make sure the country’s economy stays strong, which will serve all Canadians and certainly British Columbians and those of us living in the Tri-Cities,” he said. Voters are also concerned about crime, he noted. “They want to make sure they have representatives who are aggressively in favour of protecting the public and will stand up to bad decisions, like the Schoenborn decision, and make sure our community is safe.” As well, infrastructure and transportation remain priorities for Moore. “We’ve delivered more funding for more infrastructure projects than any government in Canadian history to the Tri-Cities, so I stand proudly on my record in the hopes that the public will support my re-election.”



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Student speaking out to protect music education  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.

On the same note, Parkland Elementary music teacher Janice Binding advocates for equal access to a strong and vibrant music education for all students. “We strongly believe it is our responsibility to ensure that every child receives music education as part of becoming well-rounded citizens of the 21st century,” Binding said. “From our experience, we’ve seen firsthand how, through music education, children have gained self-confidence, selfesteem and leadership qualities.” Heritage Woods student Andrew Nero is a prime example. The 15-year-old told trustees how his Grade 5 teacher sparked his passion for music. “She thought I’d enjoy playing an instrument like a saxophone since I enjoyed myself playing guitar in our guitar circles. She was right. I loved

playing the guitar, just being myself and singing along with my classmates. It was the best part of my day, aside from recess at the time,” said Nero, now in Grade 10. “I’m glad she placed me into music because it has continued to be the best part of my day through middle school and especially now into high school, where stress can be served to you on a silver platter.” Nero arrives early and stays late to squeeze as much music as possible into his school day. “I come to school each morning at 7:15, sleepy and drowsy. I walk down to the music room each morning to see what I can join in on, whether it be senior or junior concert band or just a couple of my friends jamming. “Whatever it might be, I join in because by the time the school bell rolls around, I know that I’ve just played an hour of music. And I know I’m fully awake and attentive and I’m ready to tackle the

day ahead. The same goes for after school, whether it be jazz band or some musical theatre or Elvis tunes.” For Nero, music enhances all areas of his life. “I play music to feel like I’m alive and there’s nothing I can’t do, and it works. I’m successful in my studies and I enjoy school, along with life. Music has become part of who I am and has a positive influence on who I’m going to be,” he said. “To take away music from my life would be to take away my voice — mute my life, in essence.” Glenda Ottens, co-chair of the Coquitlam Music Teachers’ Association, said school music programs can no longer afford to repair or replace instruments, which creates a lower quality of sound. Teachers are overworked, and parents can’t continue providing financial support. “We’re pretty much tapped out. We need things to be on the upswing in the direction

of rebuilding,” Ottens said. “We’re burning out trying to find this never-ending level of cuts and compromise. We have shown our patience and we continue to celebrate and show off our district.”

She asked the school board to increase support for music programs and to fund music co-ordinator positions. “We need your help to give our programs a boost,” she said. “We need to regain the

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PoCo teen banned from Conservative rally The Conservatives are apologizing about a case involving a Port Coquitlam teen who claims she was denied access to Stephen Harper’s Burnaby rally on Saturday. “It was clearly an oversight, and we apologize, and everyone in Burnaby and across Canada is welcome to attend our rallies,” said Conservative spokesperson Michael White. According to White, two individuals approached the event to register, and a volunteer recognized them as Young Liberals, but it was the teens who then left. According to White, the teens were told they were welcome to attend the event, as long as they promised not to disrupt, but the offer was declined. “People are welcome to

could (but only after he mentioned he had volunteered for the Tories in the past) but he wasn’t allowed to ask questions or make a ruckus. But when Isinger was denied entry, her friend left with her. When asked why she was at a Conservative event in the first place, given she is a Liberal supporter, Isinger said she was interested to hear what Harper had to say. “I’ve been to NDP rallies with Jack Layton, I’ve heard Elizabeth May, I’ve heard Michael Ignatieff speak, and I thought it would be interesting to hear the prime minister speak,” she said. She’s not sure why they would bar her from entering, given she had no Liberal signs or buttons and no plan to ambush the event. “They have a bit of a culture of control with their events,” she said. “Me showing up at an event was a threat to them.”



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Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam Conservative candidate James Moore spoke at the rally in Burnaby. Port Moody residents voted yes to borrowing up to $16 million to build a new Fire Hall No. 1 at its current location. In Saturday’s referendum, 58 per cent of voters were in favour of adopting a bylaw to borrow the funds to rebuild the 37-year-old fire hall. The referendum drew a 9.2-per-cent voter turnout, with 1,980 of 21,551 eligible voters casting a ballot. Of the residents who did participate, 1,142 voted yes and 838 voted no. Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini said the voter turnout was “very disappointing.” “I don’t know what to say. It was well-publicized. The media covered it pretty well. We did publicize it very well with town hall meetings and all these good things,” Trasolini said

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Help must be available to all Re: “Review Schoenborn decision, PoCo says,” Wednesday, April 13. On April 15 in a CBC Radio interview, the lawyer for Allan Schoenborn remarked that his client had struggled with mental illness for 20 years and that only after he committed the murders did he receive treatment. Mr. Schoenborn was judged to be not criminally responsible for the murders by reason of a mental disorder. To The Thankfully the mental disorder is being successfully treated. The B.C. Review Board has taken reasonable steps to gradually reintegrate Mr. Schoenborn into our civil society. I feel complicit. I have complained about my rising provincial taxes when a few cents a year from my pocket might have provided the psychiatric treatment that Mr.

Schoenborn so desperately needed — and might have prevented the tragedy. I hope Minister of Health Mike de Jong feels complicit too. The NOW article noted that Darcie Clarke, Schoenborn’s former wife, “only endures traumatic suffering.” Is Ms. Clarke a victim, too, of our underfunded and inadequate provincial psychiatric services? Is she receiving Editor psychiatric help? What is provincial Health Minister Mike de Jong doing to provide adequate mental health services? D. B. Wilson Port Moody


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hatever is responsible for the low voter turnout expected in the May 2 federal election, it can’t be a shortage of information about the politicians and their politics. Political parties, individual candidates, their supporters and detractors, as well as pundits and commentators with varying levels of expertise and credibility are everywhere. They have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, and their images are produced and reproduced on YouTube and sundry similar venues. They populate the blogosphere and every corner of the Internet. Some have developed their own mobile phone apps to keep in touch with their most ardent fans. There are still the old-fashioned means of contacting prospective voters, like e-mail (who would have thought only a decade ago that e-mail could ever be old-fashioned?) and television (from the attack ads that assaulted us months before the election call to the nationally broadcast debate). And there’s radio and newspapers — not to mention that really old-fashioned communication: talking to people, face to face. That an immense quantity of information is available is without question. But the quality is often anything but unquestionable. In an age in which anyone can offer opinions for national perusal, how can the average voter sift through it all, with expectations of a credible, informed conclusion? For our part, we are offering coverage of the federal election at the local level in our print edition, and at our online edition at where, by clicking on our Decision 2011 link (under the blue bar near the top of the page). You can find up-tothe-minute national coverage from our associated regional newspapers, at Decision Canada, provided by There’s a lot of information out there. We can only promise to do our best to provide the information you really need, and can trust.


The race for premier: jersey girl vs. left turn B

Canucks jersey and holding up a hockey stick. “Jersey Girl” was the headline in large-type. The day after Dix’s win at the NDP leadership convention, The Province cover showed a victorious Dix stark. with the headline “Left Turn.” The NDP has opted to make a sharp left turn, and Clark could not have bought better publicity. The is now about to face off against a populist premier. cover showed exactly what the NDP is up against. Adrian Dix and Christy Clark are polar opposites Something tells me putting Dix in the same jersey in style, image and philosophy. and having him smile at the camera Clark is charismatic and telegenic, simply won’t have the same effect. while Dix is dour and not very good on And the “Left Turn” reference neatly television. Clark is perky and enthusicaptures a deliberate shift by the NDP, astic, and Dix is relentlessly serious and and it’s one that has the BC Liberals even grim at times. rubbing their hands in glee. Clark is pro-business, with a populist While Clark has a decided edge over touch. Dix is a class warrior, who sees Dix in communications, style and image, electoral success occurring only if he can View From the NDP’s decision to push to the left fashion a great divide and capture one narrows the number of voters who will side of it. The Ledge vote for the party. I’ve known both Clark and Dix for Keith Baldrey Dix, of course, sees this in a different more than 20 years, and can attest to the way. He argues that adhering to traditional demofact that their public images aren’t always accurate. cratic socialistic values will energize the party and Dix, for example, actually does have a good sense convince its core supporters to come out and vote in of humour but prefers to hide it in public life while greater numbers. Clark, for all her communications savvy, can also be He may well be correct, but I see little evidence shrill and too aggressive. to support that thesis. Dix argues that 1.5 million Nevertheless, each of them has a style and image that is well grounded in the public mind, Clark more voters stayed home in the last election and therefore need motivation to vote, but why he thinks there are so because she’s better known. In the past week, The Province newspaper has cap- a huge number of disaffected socialists out there is beyond me. tured what could very well be the themes of the next Dix and his supporters point to the 1996 election election campaign. First, the paper showed a beamwin as proof that waging class warfare is a successing Christy Clark on its cover, clad in a Vancouver oth of our major political parties have now completed their leadership changes, and the outcomes could not be more different and

ful formula. But that misses the main reason why the NDP won that year: 15 per cent of the vote that mostly would have gone to the Liberals went to two other political parties, the Reform party and the Progressive Democratic Alliance. The NDP now desperately needs the BC Conservative Party, led by former long-time MP John Cummins, to grow in popularity. If the Conservatives can get to double-digits in terms of the popular vote come the next election, then Dix’s strategy may well prove to be successful. But Cummins’ party is a long way from establishing a credible presence in enough areas of the province to be a threat to the Liberals. First of all, he’s not that well known outside federal political circles and his own community of Delta. As well, he needs to find good candidates in a lot of swing ridings, where the gap between the NDP and the Liberals has been relatively narrow and where a strong Conservative presence can pave the way for an NDP win. Cummins may well get there, but if he doesn’t provide that right-wing split, the NDP’s decision to push to the left may seal its doom. So it’s Jersey Girl versus Left Turn. Let the fun begin.

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Trains ‘unbearably loud’ Re: “Trains send residents off the rails,” Friday, April 8. I would like to add that I think the trains are becoming more frequent. There doesn’t seem to be a schedule either, except for the West Coast Express. We call that the fast train. I wish they were all like that. The worst are the grain trains from Alberta. They are very long and very frequent. Sometimes they take 30 minutes to pass. I am not kidding. To The Editor The other morning I was getting ready for work and heard the clang, clang, clang of the crossing signal at 7:15 a.m. and looked out my window and hoped it would be gone by the time I had to take my daughter to daycare at 7:25 a.m. When we got out of our parkade, the train was still there moving slowly and I could see the end so I thought I could manoeuvre my car into the queue and just be slightly delayed. Well, I was wrong. It slowly moved right up to the street crossing and stopped. The pedestrians could make it across but the cars couldn’t — for another 12 minutes. If I had all the time in the world and no schedules to keep I wouldn’t care, but I need to get my kid to daycare and then get to work. Sometimes I take the long way around but the end of the train was right there and it just sat there. The trains wake me up at night with the loud shunting that bashes and crashes. I know they can do it quieter because I have been awake at night for a different reason and heard a long train but the shunting was so much quieter. The crossing bell was louder than the train. I really want to move, but that is costly and


The number one answer is that these politicians rarely tell the truth. Case in point: HST. The Liberal government knew very well they were going to implement it, yet flat out denied this during the election. I could go on for pages with other examples, but you get my point. Just try going to an all-candidates meeting and see if you can directly ask a question to any of them, let alone get a straight answer. Having said all this, now why would you vote for the person you dislike the least? What does this accomplish? That is like voting for a group of crooks and deciding who will rob you the least. I can see that the younger generation is a lot smarter than mine was because they are refusing to endorse anybody because they are tired of the corruption in government. It seems like telling the truth or doing the right thing is just too difficult. When you have been on this planet long enough to see the constant corruption and greed, your opinion will change. Roy Nichols Coquitlam


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Jennifer Rees said in a story published April 8 that she can’t let her kids play in the backyard because trains idling nearby emit so many diesel fumes. this place is close to my work. When you are looking for a place to live you don’t get to try it out for a night or a week before you sign in. Oh, I should have camped out for a few nights and then I would have known that the trains are unbearably loud and would not have taken this place. Lisa Haddrell Port Coquitlam

Why are youths not voting? Re: “Why do so many youths decide not to vote?” column, Friday, April 15. Rarely do I respond to comments made on your opinion page, but the young student, Will Goldbeck, had some interesting comments. I too have asked my son (he is 21) and all of his friends why they can’t be bothered to vote.

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and is trying to recover from the horrible harm that was done to her three years ago,” he said. “Darcie is 100 per cent behind any pushing we can do to change the law.” Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore said he will also be attending, noting how Tri-Cities residents want to have a say in the process. “I think it’s important to show support for Darcie Clarke, who lives in the Tri-Cities, as well as send a message to the review panel that there is a larger impact to the decisions they make,” he said. The City of Port Coquitlam has written a letter about council’s feelings on Schoenborn’s potential escorted leaves, which will be included in the Crown’s package to the review board for consideration. “Hopefully our public input will be part of the decision-making process,” Moore said. All are welcome to attend the rally. Stewart suggested those who can’t attend, or want to follow up post-event, write their member of Parliament to change federal law — council has written to the federal ministers of justice, attorney general, solicitor general and health demanding change. Stewart said federal officials need to change the Criminal Code surrounding individuals found to be NCRMD, as the public’s expectations are that citizens must be protected and the individual will receive adequate treatment. “His is a great example when we have public policy that is not designed to protect the public,” Stewart said of Schoenborn’s case. “I want Mr. Schoenborn to receive the best care for his mental health, and I want him to receive it for 20 years.”

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Coquitlam OKs poppy plan John Kurucz They may have already left their mark on history, but a group of veterans are looking to continue those efforts in Coquitlam for generations to come. Members of the B.C. Veterans Commemorative Association briefed the city’s sports and recreation committee April 11 about a poppy-planting initiative that originally took root in North Vancouver and is now growing in Town Centre Park. Association members Archie Steacy and Denis Crockett spoke to their wartime experiences — Crockett fought in Flanders, Belgium, during the Second World War — and how commemorative efforts such as the poppy planting have had a lasting impact on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. “In order to remember anything, first you’ve got to acknowledge — it’s a very, very simple thing,” Crockett said. “Why do we in North America think about Remembrance Day — a 24-hour day, once a year — for two minutes? That’s not commemoration, that’s remembering something. But commemoration is more than

that. It’s substantially more than that. And that’s why poppies are important.” Formed in 2002, the association has been behind commemorative efforts including establishing the province’s specialty veteran licence plate program, participating in “living history” events for schoolaged children and candlelight tributes across B.C. The group also worked with Veterans Affairs Canada in 2003 to create a replica model of the National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa to take with them to various speaking engagements and ceremonies. The poppy-planting program began in North Vancouver, where a 300-yard (275-metre) tract of land

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Carter expressed disappointment that the city’s transportation solutions and operations committee decided to poll more than 600 area residents about whether they felt measures were required. He said the committee did not do adequate counts of traffic in the area, by setting up counters for only 24 hours instead of a week, and did not measure during a peak season like summer, when the park is at its busiest. “There are two kinds of public servants: those that find solutions and those that find  CONTINUED ON PAGE 10, see TRAFFIC.

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the poppy field, and it’s hoped the flowers will bloom before early June to coincide with the anniversary of D-Day. “The proposal had so many merits not just in terms of commemoration, but in terms of beautification of the city,” said Lori MacKay, Coquitlam’s manager of parks, recreation and culture services. MacKay noted that ongoing maintenance costs for the poppy field would be “negligible” and the plants are expected to grow year over year. If not, parks staff will replant the field on an ongoing basis. “It’s a heartwarming thing to know you have bought in and done it,” Steacy said.

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excuses,” Carter said. “We’re dealing with a park used by hundreds of children.” Mayor Greg Moore said that when the city contacted the 600 residents, only 22 people sent in written responses about traffic. The city has to receive two-thirds support from the community on traffic calming, he said, because the ramifications can compound problems in neighbouring areas. “If you put traffic calming on one street, it has an adverse impact on the rest of the streets,” he said, noting the city consulted a nearby school, which didn’t express concerns about speeding. “I don’t see it as the problem that you’re outlining … but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to do more about it.” Moore said the RCMP will be setting up Speed Watch campaigns in the summer, and traffic counters will run for longer periods of time to better gauge the flow through the area.

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Jennifer McFee Port Moody residents achieved their best-ever waste diversion rate last month, surpassing Metro Vancouver regional targets. The city hit a 77-per-cent waste diversion high in March, bringing its average up to 72 per cent so far this year. Meanwhile, Metro Vancouver’s zero-waste plan is to divert 70 per cent of waste by 2015, up from the current 55-per-cent average. City manager Gaetan Royer said changes occurred across Port Moody at two key times. On July 1, 2009, the city changed its collection system to single-stream recycling. Residents no longer had to sort paper, newsprint and other recyclables into a small blue box and coloured bags. Instead, they could toss all their recyclables together into a large recycling container on wheels. As well, the city issued smaller garbage carts. As a result, diversion climbed overnight to nearly 60 per cent from 46 per cent. Diversion hovered around the same rate until the end of 2010 when the city implemented further collection

average of over 70 per cent for the year. “We’re very proud of Port Moody residents and how they’ve responded.” Royer also credits the extensive and personalized public education that accompanied all collection changes. “We’re not giving people tickets. We’re leaving handwritten notes on the carts that say ‘Great job.’ If there’s things that are placed in the wrong container, we leave a note,” he said. “We’ve been talking to people at the curb. Our solid waste supervisor has been meeting with people in townhouse complexes, for example, to sort out various problems. “We’ve given very personalized service, which is a huge investment in time. I think once you’ve got people trained to do the right thing, you don’t have to go back any-


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Woman missing

Coquitlam RCMP need the public’s help to find a 58-year-old patient missing from Riverview Hospital. Linda Muriel Stephen was last seen by Riverview staff and residents at 9:30 a.m. on April 8. She has a mental health problem that requires medication, without which she may become paranoid. Stephen does not have a history of wandering and it is not known where she may have gone or by what means. When she previously left Riverview grounds, she returned the same day. She is described as an older Caucasian woman, five foot four inches tall, 108 pounds with grey hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a green fleece jacket. If anyone has seen Stephen or knows where she might be, they are asked to call RCMP at 604-945-1550.

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ROTARY GOES OVERSEAS: Members of the Rotary group study exchange team from Northern Ireland held a forum on conflict resolution at Coquitlam City Hall recently. Participants watched a movie on the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland, followed by a discussion on how positive change seems to be taking hold. The event was hosted by the Rotary clubs of Coquitlam and Coquitlam Sunrise. From left to right are Maureen Boyd (Rotary Club of Coquitlam president), Tracy Rosborough, Patricia Campbell, David Falkingham (team leader), Janet Millar, Julie McKee and Rhian Piprell (Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise president). The five-member group study exchange team — which consists of young professionals — is visiting Rotary Clubs in B.C. and Washington state during a six-week period. Members are studying local ways of life and observing their own vocations as practised abroad. They are also aiming to develop personal and professional relationships and to exchange ideas.

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Port Coquitlam honours its volunteers

ort Coquitlam volunteers were celebrated at a gala event April 12 that included the unveiling of the city’s first Lifetime Volunteer Award. A total of seven awards were presented at the 2011 Volunteer Recognition Awards and Tribute, held at Riverside Secondary and attended by about 270 people. This year’s theme was “Volunteers juggle it all.” “We know our volunteers juggle the demands of family, home, work and community to help enhance our community,” said Mayor Greg Moore, who emceed the event. “They’re a big part of why Port Coquitlam is such a special and unique place.” The city created the Volunteer Recognition Awards in 1997 to recognize and encourage the community’s outstanding volunteers. This year, a record 42 volunteers were nominated in six categories. The evening included live entertainment, a champagne and cocktail reception and donated door prizes. For the second year, Riverside Secondary students and teachers were instrumental in hosting the event. The school’s culinary arts program provided appetizers and sweets, the drama department handled the stage, lighting and sound, and the Green Shirts student leadership/volunteer group assisted with a variety of logistics. All awards nominees and volunteers who attended the tribute received a certificate of appreciation and a commemorative civic lapel pin. The award recipients, selected by a panel including previous years’ recipients, also received an etched glass award and autographed copy of John Furlong’s new book, Patriot Hearts. Their names will be added to the city’s honour roll of volunteers. A new Lifetime Volunteer Award was created by city council this year to recognize individuals who have dedicated many years to improving the community through their volunteer service. Council selected Kathryn (Kay) Swalwell as the first recipient. “We initiated this new award because we wanted to honour the many individuals who have given back to our community over the years, but who may not exactly fit into the existing award categories,” Mayor Greg Moore said in a press release. “I can tell you, it took council a lot of deliberating for us to select the first recipient of this award.” Swalwell started volunteering in 1969 with an informal social program for boarding home residents who had moved out of Riverview Hospital. That informal group evolved into the New View Society, where she has spent 13 years volunteering and served 18 years as executive director, during which time she frequently volunteered evenings and weekends. Swalwell retired as executive director in 2000 but has continued as an active volunteer,

is an hour a day that she is not thinking about how she can protect and enhance nature.”

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Enhances the quality of physical activity in Port Coquitlam; contributes to the management and/or operations of a sports or recreation activity; demonstrates outstanding dedication to Port Coquitlam’s sports and recreation community. Winner Gord McIntosh dedicates countless hours to the Port Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association. He has served the organization in many roles over the years and is always willing to take on any task that needs doing, whether it’s serving as president, managing tournaments, coaching, being head referee or attending meetings. “It never seemed to matter what needed to be done. He would always step up to help with a smile,” said his nominator.

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PoCo Mayor Greg Moore presents Kay Swalwell with a Lifetime Volunteer Award. serving on the board of directors, organizing activities and filling in any gaps in service the staff don’t have time for. She also supports individual members in many ways, including driving them to appointments, bringing them food and helping them with chores. Each year, she invites members without families to have Christmas dinner with her family and friends. In 2007, Swalwell was recognized with a Spirit of Community Award from the Society for Community Development. “Kay is a true inspiration and a fitting recipient of our first Lifetime Volunteer Award,” Moore said. Six other awards were presented in the following categories:

Arts, Heritage and Cultural Awareness

Preserves and celebrates Port Coquitlam’s past and shares its community heritage with others; promotes the arts and cultural development of the community. The winner, Marilyn Sander, has a long history of volunteerism in the community, with a particular interest in the performing arts. In the last year alone, she has given hundreds of hours to groups such as the Port Coquitlam Theatre Society, Dancing With Our Stars Organizing Committee, Port Coquitlam Spirit Committee and Showstoppers Academy of Performing Arts. Her nominator wrote that when Sander is approached with a project, she will always roll up her sleeves, look to see what needs to be done and then just go do it.

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Enhances and promotes the community through caring actions and outstanding acts of humanitarianism; contributes towards making PoCo a safer place for residents of all ages. Winner Doreen Gilbert has volunteered more than 2,300 hours at the Mary Hill Community Police Station since 2003. She works in the office twice a week and takes on a wide variety of tasks, including providing information to the public, filling out criminal record checks, helping with child identification sessions and giving presentations to seniors. A senior, Gilbert’s actions show that age is not an obstacle to giving back to your community.

Environmental Protection and Enhancement

Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the promotion and preservation of Port Coquitlam’s natural environment for present and future generations. Winner Dianne Ramage is a third-generation conservationist who has been working to protect Maple Creek for 13 years. She spends an average of two hours a day on activities such as monitoring water quality, surveys of fish and wildlife, public education, watershed advocacy, invasive plant removal and hands-on habitat rehabilitation. She also volunteers with a long list of other groups, including the Burke Mountain Naturalists, Friends of DeBoville Slough and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. As one nominator said, “I don’t think there

An individual who supports Port Coquitlam’s youth through the development, provision and/ or participation in youth programs and activities (excluding amateur athletics). Winner Jamie Fulton has dedicated more than seven years to helping children achieve their potential as volunteer school board chair at Hope Lutheran School, a local independent school. Although she doesn’t have a child there, she dedicates more than a thousand hours a year to her volunteer duties, which include developing budgets and policies, attending two to three evening meetings a week, attending special events, sitting on committees and countless other tasks. “Her efforts touch many families in Port Coquitlam in ways that public school environments would require a paid worker to fulfill,” her nominator wrote.

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Are today’s youth becoming dumber? Mark Bauerlein, an American university professor and author of The Dumbest Generation, says yes, and that technology is largely to blame. In his well-researched polemic, Bauerlein writes that as information literacy has grown, real literacy — reading and writing — has suffered, due to the seductive power of the Internet and social media. His advice? “Don’t trust anyone under 30.” Whether you’re a parent, a high school student or an adult interested in the education system, you are invited to join a spirited debate about Bauerlein’s arguments in the first meeting of a new non-fiction book club.

Run by Centennial Secondary teacher Brad Edgington and Chris Miller, young adult services librarian at the Coquitlam Public Library, the club will discuss books that tackle controversial issues surrounding education. The club will distribute copies of The Dumbest Generation as members register. Participants must aim to finish reading the book by May 12, the date of the club’s first meeting. The meeting will coincide with an open house at Centennial. Details will be provided as members register. For more information about the club, or to register, contact Chris at 604-937-4140, Ext. 208, or

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Psychologist Denis Boyd will host a seminar called Marriage can be great — No, really! on Monday, May 2 in Port Moody. The seminar is aimed at helping participants learn to enhance their marriage or future marriage in a fun and relaxed setting, according to a press release from Boyd’s office. The seminar will take the form of a lecture, with no group sharing required. Individuals are also welcome to attend on their own. Topics will include attitude, peace with the past, listening, dating and sense of humour and forgiveness. The cost is $20 per person. Registration and payment in advance is required, and the deadline to sign up is April 26. Call 604-931-7211 or visit for more information. The seminar is set for 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish, 140 Moody St. in Port Moody.

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Coquitlam library PoCo prepares to celebrate Youth Week looks for teen poets All teens have something to say. At the Coquitlam Public Library’s annual Teen Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 28, it’s how they say it that matters. At the slam, teens in grades 8 through 12 will each perform one original poem of no more than three minutes in length. The poems can be about anything, and in any style. A panel of judges will score the poets based on the quality of their words and their performance, awarding prizes totalling $150 in value. The poetry slam runs from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Program Room at the Poirier branch. Anyone may watch, but registration is required to compete. To register, or for more information, contact Chris at 604-937-4140, Ext. 208, or Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Rules are online at the library’s website, The Poirier branch is located at 575 Poirier St.


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that aim to get teens engaged, from carnival games and ball hockey tournaments to mural painting and ping pong. Various agencies and organizations — including Wilson Centre, Coquitlam RCMP, Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services, School District 43 and the Ministry of Children and Family Development — will assist. As well, the Tri-City REACH awards will be held at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre on Wednesday, May 4. The annual ceremony

honours youth, mentors and organizations making the TriCities a youth-friendly community. Here is a schedule of Youth Week events: • Sunday, May 1 — RailSide Skateboard Jam (Lions Park). • Monday, May 2 — Ball hockey tournament with RCMP and firefighters (Kwayhquitlum Middle School). • Tuesday, May 3 — Carnival (Terry Fox Secondary).

• Wednesday, May 4 — Tri-City REACH Awards (Port Moody) and Art Project (PoCo). • Thursday, May 5 — Dinner and ping pong with seniors (Wilson Centre). • Friday, May 6 — Coquitlam’s Amazing Race (Town Centre Park). • Saturday, May 7 — Port Coquitlam May Day Parade and Activities (PoCo). Information about these and other youth events and programs can be found at

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Heritage walk at Riverview At 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, the Burke Mountain Naturalists will lead a walk through the Riverview Hospital grounds and, with the aid of historic photographs, point out some of the features of the hospital’s significant landscapes. Some, such as stone walls constructed with the help of patients, remain, while others, such as British Columbia’s first botanical garden, are now gone. Heritage is currently a popular topic with the City of Vancouver celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. At almost 100 hectares in size, Riverview Hospital is Coquitlam’s largest heritage site with a number of significant buildings. Originally established in 1904 as Essondale, a hospital for the mentally ill, the site was planned as an esthetically pleasing and therapeutic landscape. A century ago in 1911, John Davidson was hired from Scotland as B.C.’s first botanist. At Essondale, with the help of patients, he established the province’s first botanical garden and nursery, which soon contained 26,000 plants. Essondale was designed in the manner of a gracious English country estate with

Photo from the Riverview Hospital Archives, courtesy of Niall Williams

The Boys Industrial School featured both formal gardens and kitchen gardens where food was grown for patients. formal gardens, curved roads and an impressive tree collection. In 1921, when the provincial Boys Industrial School opened on the north end of the site, the formal gardens and road network were extended into this area. Riverview Hospital is located along the Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam. Two access points, which have traffic lights to facilitate turning, are located at Colony Farm Road (south end) and Orchid Drive (north end). The tour will start from the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young building, which is located midway through the site. To reach this building, follow Holly Drive, the main road through Riverview, and

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Teleworkshop on April 28 focuses on Alzheimer’s disease Planning is important, especially for families dealing with the impact of Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers may have to make health, financial and other personal decisions on behalf of their family members. That’s why the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. recommends creating a representation agreement — a legal document covering these issues. Tri-Cities families can get the information they need to get started during the society’s free teleworkshop on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Entitled Understanding Representation Agreements, the teleworkshop features guest speaker Joanne Taylor, executive director of Nidus Personal Planning, Resource Centre and

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Hikers, ramblers and walkers are all welcome to join Crossroads Hospice Society for the 9th Annual 5km Hike for Hospice on Sunday May 1. Each year families, friends and loved ones from across Canada take part in this national pledge-based fundraising event to help raise awareness of terminal illness and the need for hospice care. Last year over four hundred local

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them down the toilet.

Environment Canada that shows

“We should stop using our toilets

Canadians use 329 litres of wa-

as garbage cans,” said Bob Sandford, chairman of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN

ter a day per capita. That’s about double the amount of Europeans, Sandford said. There are various ways people try

green tip



20 litres of fresh water per flush.

A survey — commissioned by

Water for Life Decade.

the Royal Bank of Canada and

Each flush of a toilet uses six to 20

diversified product maker Unile-

litres of fresh water, noted Sand-

ver, with the endorsement of the

ford, not to mention the energy

United Nations Water For Life De-

used to move and to treat that

cade project — had 72 per cent of


to justify flushing things not meant to be flushed, such as not wanting insects eggs being laid in one’s house or making sure cigarette butts don’t start a fire. But there’s always a better way to deal with such issues, Sandford said. “I don’t think you need to use 20 litres of water to put out a cigarette,” he said. Results of the survey, released

conserve it.

for example, is that new permits


to use water for food production



survey respondents admitted to included leaving the water run-

or other industrial uses are not being granted in southern Sas-

ning while washing dishes (46 per

katchewan, he said.

cent) and hosing down driveways

“In time, if we don’t manage

(17 per cent).

our water resources efficient-

Sandford said the supply of water, even in Canada, is not without its limits. However, it might not be an easy point to make, especially at


Canadians urged to ‘stop using toilets as garbage cans’

ly, there are going to be places in the country where availability of water is going to limit our social and economic development in the

this time of year when lakes and

future,” Sandford said.

Jan. 10 and 17.

rivers are at high levels from melt-

He said some of the moderate lim-

The researchers said the results

ing snow.

itations on water usage in Canada

were weighted to reflect Canadian

However, Sandford said signs of

now resemble the types of things

demographics and that an un-

that preceded serious shortages

weighted sample of this size would

up in places such as Saskatch-

in other parts of the world.

normally be representative of the

ewan, southern Ontario and the

The study used results of online

population within 2.2 percentage

Okanagan region in British Co-

polling of 2,066 adult Canadians

points, 19 times out of 20.

lumbia. An implication right now,

conducted by Ipsos Reid between

water scarcity are starting to show

– Derek Abma

Monday, had 55 per cent of respondents saying fresh water is Canada’s most important natural resource, and 78 per cent claimed

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It’s Spring Cleaning Time: Don’t Know What to Do With Your Old Electronics? Recycle Them! You may not be as organized as Martha Stewart (she has a three-page checklist), but if you’re like most of us, spring cleaning is a ritual not to be missed. It’s the one time a year we get really ruthless about cleaning up the dust and clearing out the clutter – except for our old electronics that is. Our old TVs, computers, monitors, printers and fax machines tend to sit in our attics, basements and spare rooms year after year, either because we think we may need to use them again or because we don’t know where to get rid of them. Well, if you haven’t used an electronic device in more than a year, you probably won’t use it again – ever. And if it’s still plugged in, it might even be costing you money just leaving it where it is. Virtually all electronic devices – TVs, computers, printers, modems, DVD players, cell phone chargers and anything else with a clock, timer, adapter, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. “The extra TV you may have in your basement rec room for the kids, who never watch it, is actually costing you money every day,” says BC Hydro’s Kari Reid, Program Manager in Residential Marketing. “As long as that TV is plugged in, it’s using energy, whether it’s turned on or not. And that will add up on your electricity bills.” So this spring, why not make it a clean sweep? Get rid of all your old unused or broken electronics quickly and easily, but not in your local landfill. “TVs, like computers and other electronics, have components that should be recycled,” says Kari. “The best thing is to take your unused

electronics to a Return-It™ Electronics recycling depot, where they will get broken down safely and properly.” The Return-It™ Electronics recycling program is managed by Encorp Pacific (Canada) on behalf of the Electronics Stewardship Association of British Columbia. The ESABC established the program in 2007 (in addition to its Return-It™ Beverage and Milk Container recycling programs) to respond to the fast-growing issue of e-waste.

✔ Plug all your related electronics, like your computer, modem, monitor and printer, into a single power bar, then switch them all off at once when you’re not using them. ✔ Switch to a laptop. A typical laptop computer uses 53 kwh/year compared to a typical desktop and monitor that uses 215 kwh/yr. ✔ Unplug your cell phone and other chargers as soon as the battery is topped up. ✔ If you’re in the market for a new TV, look for one with the ENERGY STAR® label – it will use as much as 30 per cent less energy than a less-efficient model. Also remember that bigger is not always better: generally, the larger the TV, the more energy it uses. Make sure your new TV is the right size for your room by dividing the distance between where you’ll be sitting and the front of the screen by 2.5.

“New and better products keep coming on the market all the time,” says Kari, “and we’re snapping them up. Who doesn’t want a sleek new flat-screen TV? But some people are just throwing their out-dated electronics in the trash, or simply putting them in a drawer or a closet because they don’t know what else to do with them. Some people, too, are just moving them to another room where they stay plugged in but unused, which is just wasting energy. We want to see unused electronics unplugged, then disposed of properly.” Once you’ve done that, says Kari, there are a number of other things you can do to reduce your energy use. For example:

“Remember, too, that it can take more electricity per year to keep your DVD player in standby mode than it actually uses playing DVDs,” says Kari. “Unplug it or turn it off at a power bar and you’ll save energy. And as I said before, get rid of your unused TV! If just one in 3 households in British Columbia recycled one unused television, it would save enough energy to provide all of Revelstoke with electricity for a year.” To find out more about the Return-It™ Electronics recycling program or to find a recycling depot near you, please visit



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Smell ya later, food scraps Using folded newsprint catches kitchen scrap odours


t’s icky, it’s stinky and often stomach turning. But when it comes to the peelings, sopping paper towels and food waste that we churn out from our kitchens, it is no longer garbage. The concept of reducing our garbage-tolandfill habits through kitchen scraps collection is now at the hub of those changes. Municipalities across Metro Vancouver have jumped on the organic recycling bandwagon, and fast. Port Coquitlam was the first, in 2007, to start a kitchen scraps program, and has been joined in the past year by Burnaby, Co-

quitlam mayor Greg Moore said. His municipality is now taking the gameplan into multi-family buildings.

than attractive odour. It’s also been known to attract bugs, flies and pests like raccoons and skunks, to name a few. So how to encourage people to stop tossing

After a successful introduction of

it and instead, to put it aside for

the kitchen waste program, PoCo

organic waste pickup?

council voted in February to be the first to expand the program into multi-family complexes.

New Westminster’s Jenny Lee grabbed her garden-variety community newspaper and made a

“Each multi-family project is dif-

compostible solid container sim-

ferent, so we have to approach

ply with a few folds.

them with that in mind,” Moore noted. Accessibility for pickup and commitment of stratas and residents will shape the city’s response to individual complexes that choose to participate.

“It’s just folding a newspaper and turning it into a container, really. It didn’t take long to design and it can be done in a matter of seconds — at no extra cost.” When folded, the paper units can

quitlam, New Westminster, Port

Getting the “yuck” out of your gar-

Moody, Richmond and Vancou-

bage, however, doesn’t need to be



The aim is to take another chunk

“It’s all about perception,” said

out of our landfill addiction, which

Moore, “but the reality is that

ster’s green bin program, and how

saw cities in the Lower Mainland

people want to do this. We call

as the weather gets warmer that

end up trucking a large portion

it the ‘yuck factor’ — and we’ve

apprehension will turn to

of its garbage to far-away landfills

piggybacked ideas like adding

upturned noses.

and incinerators.

newspaper to the kitchen waste

Concerns about the environmental impact and financial savings pushed these changes, Port Co-

collection to help deal with these concerns.” Food waste is known for its less

Larry Wright

contain nearly one kilogram of waste. She’s thought about people’s apprehension about storing kitchen waste for New Westmin-

When popped into the green bin, the smaller containers do exactly what they were designed for — contain the smell.

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The PoCo website offers information on how to fold newsprint into a helpful pail liner, Moore added. On average, Metro Vancouver multi-family



16 per cent of their household waste away from landfills. Port Coquitlam’s rate for single-family residents has achieved a diversion rate of approximately 63 per

2625 St. Johns (behind Talisman Tire)

Zoe, 7, mom Jenny and Megan, 9, Lee with their newspaper folded to contain disposed household waste.


ily dwellings. Moore


that was good enough for us to through


move forward.”

municipality’s experience, more

Although multi-family complexes

waste can be diverted.

rely upon private garbage collec-

PoCo did a 10-week pilot project involving two multi-family dwellings that totaled 117 units. The response from that experience, according to Moore, was impressive.

cent. While the overall goal for

“In our post-project surveys of

Metro Vancouver is 70 per cent

people in those units it was like 94

by 2015, the biggest challenge

per cent who wanted the service

was how to incorporate multi-fam-

to continue,” said Moore. “And

tion, by getting on the municipal service for food scraps and yard trimmings program they could see savings through reduced private garbage pickup. Moore noted that his city has budgeted the municipal charge to multi-family units at $12 each per year.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Slash and burn Five quick tips to reduce energy, save money


ith the all the doomand-gloom news recently over rising electricity costs, I thought I was prepared for the worst when my hydro bill arrived. With four sons who fancy long showers, a backyard pool — thankfully




zling heater — and a washing machine that runs night and day, dollar signs practically leap from our smart meter. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a strong advocate for con-

• Program your thermostat.. By reducing your energy use at night or when you’re not home, you can save up to 20 per cent on yearly heating and cooling bills.

• Unplug when not in use. According to the magazine, between “five and 10 per cent of residential electricity goes to devices that draw power when they’re off or in standby mode.” Time to unplug the video games, kids.

• Stop pre-rinsing. Running dirty dishes under the tap before throwing them in the dishwasher wastes close to 30,000 litres of water a year — and that doesn’t include the cost of heating the water.

serving energy. I’m always nagging my boys to turn off

• Cold water works. Several laundry soap manu-

lights when they leave a room, regularly hang laundry

facturers offer cold-wash detergent designed to re-

outside to dry and keep the air-conditioning unit set

move stubborn stains and dirt without having to use

at a modest 23 C on the hottest summer day.

scalding hot water. To further reduce costs, switch to

So when I ripped open the bill and saw that I owed $637, I was shocked. In a blink of an eye, my hopes of

off-peak hours and only wash and dry full loads.

• Fix leaky ducts. Seal and insulate heating and

installing a steamy hot tub next the pool were dashed.

cooling ducts throughout your house to prevent en-

To help homeowners like myself slash their mount-

ergy loss. It could save you hundreds of dollars a

ing electric bills, Consumer Reports Canada offered


these quick and practical energy-saving tips

– Karen Turner

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BC recycles an astounding 80% of its beverage containers Encorp Pacific (Canada) believes we can still do better Their School Recycling Program helps elementary and high schools raise money, while promoting environmental action. Now in its ninth year, the school program continues to grow. In the 2010 school year, Encorp beverage container bins were in 365 schools across BC. That means 151,000 students participated in the annual competition to collect the Encorp Pacific aims to improve most containers. The schools raised BC’s already high recovery rate over $291,000 in deposit refunds and for beverage containers. As one of the winning schools shared $13,500 BC’s largest Product Stewardship in prizes. Corporation, Encorp’s mandate is to develop and manage a consumer friendly and cost effective system to recover end-of-life consumer products and packaging for recycling. You probably know them best through the Return-It™ Depot system.


There are more than 175 independently owned and operated Return-It™ Depots and mobile collectors across BC. This system recovers and recycles approximately 80% of the beverage containers sold in the province. That’s over one billion containers kept out of our landfills. But, there’s always room for improvement. To continuously increase the recovery of containers, Encorp develops specialty programs. Bear-proof bins keep BC Parks clean Encorp has been busy keeping our parks free of littered containers. In the summer of 2009, they tested 57 bear-proof beverage recycling bins in three BC Parks: Rathtrevor Beach, Goldstream and Alice Lake. In 2010, Cultus Lake Park received bins as well. The parks receive the deposit refunds and most are given to their favourite charities. So far 235,800 containers have been collected, refunding over $16,000 back to BC Parks.

Another way Encorp reaches kids is through its school tour and presentation. Last year, the Return-It Man team gave 33 presentations to nearly 6,000 elementary school students. The fun and entertaining presentations feature interactive sorting games, full audience participation and a “Recyclator” that shows kids what recycled containers turn into in their next life. Plus every kid gets to learn what it takes to become a recycling hero. More containers recycled, less in our landfills The BC Parks and school programs arejustsomeofthetargetedinitiatives Encorp has in the works. It’s all part of their vision to divert even more containers from our landfills so they can be recycled into useful products. Learn more about Encorp and find depots at

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Think eco-footprint when stepping into home-buying There are plenty of things to look for in a green home


urchasing a home involves making many decisions. How many bedrooms do you need? What neighbourhood do you want to live in? Should it be previously owned, brand new or custombuilt? Here’s one more thing

to consider: is it a green home? That is, does it have features that will save energy and water, reduce maintenance costs and waste, offer a healthy indoor environment and have a reduced impact on the earth?

With growing awareness around being green and making the right choices for the environment, it’s not surprising that more and more builders are constructing green homes. In addition, homeowners are investing in upgrading

their homes with green features to make them more energy efficient, comfortable as well as to increase the sales value. All of this is good news for buyers who are looking for a home with a particular shade of green. Whether


you’re looking at a home that is previously owned or one that is new, here are some things to consider: Insulation One of the best ways to reduce heat loss and gain is to ensure ceilings, walls and foundations are well-insulated and draft-free. Energy Star windows and doors will also help keep your heating and cooling costs down while improving comfort. Heating systems A home with an older model heating system that operates at 65 to 75 per cent efficiency can realize significant cost savings by converting to a new energy efficient model that operates at 85 to 98 per cent efficiency. Look for heating systems that use high efficiency motors as well to reduce electricity costs. Water-efficiency Water is a precious resource. Newer front-loading clothes washers can use far less water than older top loaders. They can save on water heating and clothes drying costs too. Also, ask if the home has low- or dual-flush toilets and low-flow shower and faucet fixtures. Water use can be further reduced by limiting the

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amount of water required to maintain lawns and gardens through the use of hardy, indigenous plants, capturing rainwater for irrigation and limiting lawn area. Light fixtures Energy-efficient lighting is an easy way to reduce your electrical consumption. Look for compact fluorescent lamps, which last up to 10 times longer than regular bulbs and use one-third of the energy. Durable building materials Durable materials don’t need to be replaced or repaired as frequently and this reduces repair costs. Look for things like exterior siding that doesn’t need frequent painting, roofing materials built to last for 20 years or more, and moisture-resistant finishes in bathrooms and kitchens. Indoor air quality Choose materials and finishes that have low odour and low pollutant emissions. A ventilation system that provides fresh outdoor air and deals with moisture and odours can also help maintain a healthy indoor environment. – Trevor Gloyn



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WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS? Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Coquitlam:

Coquitlam Return-It Depot 2554 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam (604) 464-6648

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

Lougheed Return-It Depot 1045A Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam (778) 397-5005

ISN’T IT IMPORTANT TO REUSE BEFORE RECYCLING? While the program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential, we strongly encourage users to first reuse their products. If you choose to donate to a charity, make sure you have backed up your data and wiped your drives clean prior to donation.



Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.

Electronics collected for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. They are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from unwanted electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products.




Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Earth Day

A Gardener & A Gentleman, Bel-Air Taxi Ltd., Bramblewood Elementary School, Buck Kinney Automotive Ltd., Castle Park Elementary School, Centennial Secondary School, Central Elementary School, Como Lake Middle School, Coquitlam River Elementary School, Dann Decorating, Dr. Charles Best Secondary School, Eagle Ridge Elementary School, Ecole Banting Middle School, Ecole Kilmer Elementary School, Euro Otto Sport, Glen Elementary School, Grant’s Pumpkin Farm, Hawthorne Care Centre, Hazel Trembath Elementary School, Heritage Mountain Elementary School, Heritage Woods Secondary School, Jack Cewe Ltd., Johnstone Drycleaners, Lord Baden-Powell Elementary School, Maillard Middle School, Miller Park Community School, Minnekhada Middle School, Moody Elementary School, Moody Middle School, Mountain Meadows Elementary School, Panorama Heights Elementary School, Pinetree Secondary School, Pleasantside Elementary School, Poco’s Natural Foods, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody Travel, Schill Insurance, Seaview Community School, Donate time or money to support Terry Fox Secondary School, Village of Anmore, a non-profit conservation Yanko Tire organization. Reuse or Recycle your grocery bags when you visit the food store. RECYCLE! RECYCLE! RECYCLE!

Reduce your use of hazard or toxic household products.

Learn more about Store food environmental in reusable issues. containers instead of aluminum foil or cling wrap.

Carpool or use Public Transportation whenever possible.

Use rechargeable batteries or make sure the regular batteries you use are recycled.

Reduce waste by donating unwanted clothes and other items to people who can use them.

Start a compost pile in your backyard with vegetable and fruit peelings.

Organize or join a cleanup project in your area.

Walk or ride your bicycle whenever possible, instead of using a car.

Conserve energy by turning off lights whenever you leave a room.

Save energy by turning off the television or radio when not in use.

Pull weeds in your yard instead of spraying them with chemicals.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Wednesday of every month at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St. in Coquitlam. Tri-Cities Chamber of Gogos raise awareness and Commerce hosts a transporta- money for African grandtion forum on Pacific Reach mothers caring for children Business Park at Boulevard orphaned by AIDS. New memCasino, 4:30 bers welcome. to 6:30 p.m. Information: Admission is coquitlamgogos@ free, but or tion is required. Pam at 604-469Information: 6040265. 464-2716 or www. THURSDAY, tricitieschamber. APRIL 21 com. Coquitlam Public Library Port Coquitlam Heritage is inviting teen tutors to join and Cultural Society meets at its French homework and 1 p.m. for its annual general conversation club from 4 to meeting in the work room of 4:45 p.m. each week in the the Outlet in Leigh Square. City Centre Branch program Mayor Greg Moore will be room, 3001 Burlington Dr. the speaker. Guests welInformation: Chris at 604come. Information: Pippa at 937-4140, Ext. 208 or cmill604-927-7611 or SHARE alcohol and Northeast Coquitlam drug program staff kicks off Ratepayers Association meets another 11-week education at 7 p.m. in Victoria Hall, the series with a discussion on corner of Victoria Drive and use, misuse and abuse and Soball Street. Information: how people become addicted 604-941-2462. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Morningside Toastmasters Clarke St. in Port Moody. meets from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. Program is free. Information: at Burkeview Funeral Home, 604-936-3900. 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Singles Travel Club Coquitlam. New members meets at 6 p.m. at the Royal welcome. Information: www. Canadian Legion, 1025 Ridgeway Ave. in Coquitlam. or Gene at 604-230-8030. Registration required. FRIDAY, APRIL 22 Information: Val at 604-529Central Coquitlam 1552 or www.singlestravelPensioners Branch 108 weekly social bingo at 1 p.m. Coquitlam Gogos meets in the Mike Butler Room at from 1 to 3 p.m. the third

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Dogwood Pavilion. There are 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. Information: Catherine at 604-937-7537. 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 604-469-4577. 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: 604945-3388 or

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Port Coquitlam. Guardians will simultaneously change Tri-City Centennial Stamp reusable diapers with those Club hosts a small stamp aucaround the world. tion. Viewing starts at 7 p.m. Leigh Square Community and the auction Arts Village hosts starts at 8 p.m. an Easter arts Everyone is welcelebration from come. This event 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., will take place in featuring an egg the McGee Room hunt, arts and of the Poirier crafts, decorating Community and entertainCentre, 630 Poirier St. in ment. An Easter swim will Coquitlam. Info: www.stampalso be held at Hyde Creek or 604-941-9306. Recreation Centre from 3 to 5 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 28 I Love to Dance celebrates Port Coquitlam Heritage Easter with a lesson at 7 p.m. & Cultural Society hosts a and dance at 8 p.m. at 12150 heritage evening from 7 to 8 224th St. in Maple Ridge. p.m. at the archives in Leigh Information: Ray at 604-836Square. For more informa7295 or tion, call 604-927-7611. Stage 43 Theatrical Society SUNDAY, APRIL 24 presents Hay Fever by Noel Port Moody Station Coward at Evergreen Cultural Museum holds an Easter Centre. The play runs until Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to May 7. Tickets are $20 or $18 2 p.m. rain or shine at 2734 for students and seniors. Info: Murray St. Admission is $2 or the box and available at the door. office at 604-927-6555. Information: 604-939-1648 or Coquitlam Public Library hosts the annual teen poetry TUESDAY, APRIL 26 slam from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Dogwood Pavilion hosts a Nancy Bennett Room of the Coquitlam Inspiration Garden Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier gardener to discuss summer St. All can watch, and teens in bulbs at 1 p.m. at 624 Poirier grades 8 through 12 can perSt. Information: 604-927form one original poem of no 6098. more than three minutes in Coquitlam Public Library length. Admission is free, and holds a special tutorial on eprizes are available to be won. books and e-readers to show Registration is required. For how to use the new technolmore information, contact ogy from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Chris at 604-937-4140, Ext. Poirier Branch. Registration is 208 or cmiller@library.coquitrequired. Information: Jay at

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ments will be served from 7 to 8 p.m., and a cash bar will be available. The cost is $18 for 50 plus members and $23 for non-members. Parking is available in the city staff parking lot on Burlington Drive. To register, call the front desk at 604-927-6940. Glen Pine Pavilion, located at 1200 Glen Pine Crt., is a recreation facility for adults 50 and older.

Glen Pine Pavilion hosts performing duo Twice Shy from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The duo will deliver the spirit of the ’50s and ’60s by stepping into the characters of Donna and Peggy Sue. They will dance, sing and entertain with funny ’50s slang and songs from days gone by. Hot appetizers and refresh-

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Easter Blessings To All.

2615 Clarke Street Port Moody, BC 604-540-9161

Trinity United Church

Join us for Easter Worship Everyone is welcome Apr 21

7 pm

Maundy Thursday Worship, a joint service with St. Catherine’s Anglican congregation

Apr 22

11 am

Good Friday Worship Service held jointly with Lougheed Corridor United congregations at St. Andrews United Church, Maple Ridge(Dewdney Trunk Rd. & 222nd St.)

Apr 24


Apr 30


Sunrise Service at Lion’s Park

10:30 am

Easter Sunday Worship Service with the Sacraments of Baptism & Holy Communion

5:30 pm

Community Dinner - Come as our guest.

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Score Card

Reds pitchers struggle on Island trip

The Coquitlam Reds’ Vancouver Island excursion on the weekend resulted in a pair of sweeps. Unfortunately, the B.C. Premier Baseball League squad saw both sides of the broom. Coquitlam began the two-day tour by clipping the Victoria Eagles 4-2 and 13-1, thanks to some key run production after trailing early. The next day, the Victoria Mariners brought the Reds back to earth by serving up decisions of 9-7 and 7-2. Consistency, it appears, remains an elusive habit in the early days of BCPBL action. “We had a good start but really when we look at it we only had one real good game, pitching-wise, and scrapped and battled to stay in it for two others,” Coquitlam manager Kyle Williams said. Against the Eagles, Jeff Heidema didn’t allow a hit in five innings but surrendered the first run of the game, due to a combination of walks, a balk and a hit batter. He settled down somewhat while his teammates patiently bided their time. In the top of the fifth, Jordan Ramirez singled and scored on a wild pitch to tie the game, and Benny Maedo followed to single home Mitchell Jackman. Maedo would later score on a Tyler Yorko groundout, while Max Hollingworth drove in the last run. Hollingworth finished 2-for-4, including a double, while Ramirez, the designated hitter, was 1-for-1. He later took the ball and struck out the last batter for the save. In Saturday’s second game, Alberta product Dylan Remenyk was Tim Lincecum-like in his efficiency, going the distance without walking a batter while fanning seven. While Victoria again scored first, Remenyk settled down and shut the door from that point on. The Coquitlam bats, meanwhile, went to work and slapped out 12 hits. “We really liked Dylan’s composure in his first [B.C. premier] league start,” Williams noted. “He really prepared well and the whole team seemed to follow his lead.” Catcher Brian Nicholas collected three hits and drove in two runs, while infielder Darren Honeysett went 2-for-3 with three RBI. A day later, the Reds couldn’t put the lid on a 7-2 lead against the Mariners and ended up surrendering seven straight runs, including six in the bottom of the fifth. Starting pitcher Matt Trimble struggled to find the strike zone, going 4.1 innings and walking six. In the final game of the trip, righthander Brett Snowball was unable to get an out as the Mariners scored all seven runs in the first inning en route to a 7-2 decision. “That’s what’s so frustrating about these losses, these pitchers have good stuff but just couldn’t get it over the plate,” Williams said. The Reds, who are 3-2 after two weeks, played Abbotsford last night (past The NOW’s deadline) before heading south for a Las Vegas long weekend tournament.


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Abdulai makes heptathlon her own Stories by Dan Olson Ruky Abdulai is hoping seven is her lucky number. So far, it’s shown to be a very good one for the 25-year-old Coquitlam athlete. Abdulai successfully defended her Mt. SAC heptathlon title last week by scoring 6,105 points, nearly 300 more than her nearest rival. For someone who just made her debut in the seven-event sport just last year, Abdulai has established quick success and the necessary passion to push it forward. Of course, for someone who’s already established as a multi-discipline athlete on the international stage, the transition wasn’t a huge one. But there have been hurdles — not just the 100-metre kind, either. “I’ve been wanting to do the heptathlon since I was a kid but competing at Simon Fraser (University) there was no point because at university it’s all about the points,” Abdulai said. Having earned her international level stripes as a jumper, Abdulai has pushed her ability to the top when she represented Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, time and injuries have seen her slip out of the national team’s 2012 program. It provided a golden opportunity for the quietly confident Abdulai, to add a few more sports to her palette. “I though this was the perfect time to do the heptathlon for me, because there’s not much time left.” She surprised many by winning the Mt. SAC heptathlon title last year in her debut in the sport. Her accumulated 6,086 points was at the time the 2010 leading score, and came despite a knee injury that caused her to settle for 1.82-metres in the high jump. With the benefit of a year of training under her belt, Abdulai rang up 6,105 points in her second heptathlon meet. What pleased her the most was that her new heptathlon personal best was achieved with what she describes as middling results in her strongest events. “I feel more confident about it than ever because my two best events, the jumps, I didn’t do very well. If I do as well as I can I could do a lot better.” She topped 1.79m in the high jump, and reached 6.21 in the long jump. She clocked 24.13 seconds in the 200m dash, completed the 800m in 2:15.88, and crossed the finish line in 14.07 in the 100m hurdles. The throwing events, which are her newest sports, resulted in 11.56m in shotput and NOW file photo 45.66m in javelin. HITTING THE HIGH NOTES: Coquitlam’s Ruky Abdulai has added a few more sports to her arsenal as While speed remains one of her best assets, she aims to qualify for the World Track and Field championships for heptathlon. the hurdles provide an interesting challenge The longer distance demands that you don’t bolt next few months accomplishing the necessary qualifor the 5-foot-11 runner. out so quickly and burn out, but stay steady and fying standard of 6,150 points. “It’s so funny because my speed is very good but strong to have an extra step for the final strides. London in 2012 is also a big target on her athletic I’m so fast now my problem is getting over the “We’re making sure you don’t go too fast at the calendar. hurdles. I have such long legs that I don’t clear the beginning and don’t go too slow at the end. It’s really “It’s very exciting to do something new,” Abdulai hurdles with a snap.” said. “I just decided to do it and I do believe, you She has five different coaches working with her on hard to pace myself because I’m so use to a quick, short sprint,” Abdulai said. have to be motivated and believe that it is possible… her different disciplines, with SFU’s Brit Townsend She is setting her sights on the world championI’m so happy with my first [meet] being so close to providing support on the 800m, where she is learnships in South Korea in August, while spending the the standard, and I’ve got room for improvement.” ing a new pace.

Talons tie Fox for first point; Rapids slip past Heritage Woods After a four-year absence from the high school senior girls soccer circuit, the Gleneagle Talons have landed back on the soccer pitch. They registered their first point of the season on Monday, battling the Terry Fox Ravens to a 1-1 standstill in Fraser Valley North league play. Potting the club’s first goal of season was Mariana Gorjao, who also

happens to be playing her first year of organized soccer. Drawing an assist on the play was Ally Mandley. Fox, which has earned four draws in four attempts this year, kept up the pressure but were turned back by Grade 9 Melanie Touhey and Kirin Dubois. Netminder Michelle Per also enjoyed a strong game. In other action, the Riverside

Rapids built up a lead and held on to edge Heritage Woods 2-1. Chloe Haner scored on a pretty play in the first half, and Fiona Beales tallied in the second. That lit a fuse under Heritage Woods, who made it a one-goal game with about 20 minutes left. Heritage pressed but came a post away from tying it. Ali Trenter cashed in the first goal

and the Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils’ defence did the rest in a 2-0 shutout over Fraser Heights. The defence, which has surrendered just one goal in four games, was anchored by Jocelyn Trenaman. Best also got an insurance marker from Arianna Johnston. The Port Moody Blues nudged North Surrey 3-2 in the other match.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011



Coquitlam nets u-16 Challenge Cup bling

The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Barca carted off the under-16 boys Challenge Cup crown by blanking Victoria 3-0 Saturday. Shaking off some nerves to start the game, Barca slipped in the first goal 15 minutes into the contest and held sway the rest of the game. James Lynn’s header, off a Marcello Polisi free kick, gave Coquitlam the lead and was followed by Rashaun Rivers’ hard shot 15 minutes later. Before the first half ended, Eric Dove rattled another shot off the post and Matteo Gallaccio nearly capitalized on another rush. In the second half, Barca took a more cautious approach but still dominated. Polisi, who will be joining the Vancouver Whitecaps u-14 academy team next season, charged forward and beat two defenders before labelling a hard blast from 25yards out to the top corner.

Collecting the shutout was Alex Skrzeta. • The Coquitlam MetroFord u-15 boys Hotspurs stoked their way to the Coastal Cup final with a 3-0 shutout over West Vancouver. Goals from Tyler DaSilva, Krsto Lulic and Kyle Murdoch gave the Hotspurs a firm lead. Picking up a well-deserved shutout was Nazzareno Russo. • In a fitting finale, the two top teams in u14 boys select B league squared off for the Challenge Cup. When the dust settled Coquitlam Metro-Ford Spartans exited the field with the trophy after prevailing 4-1 over Vancouver. Coquitlam took the play to their rival in the first half, tallying three times for a solid lead. The two teams traded tallies in the second frame. Turning in strong efforts were Patrick Dominguez, Giovanni Lazar and Janko Vong.

Pinske a finalist for hoop award

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IN THE THICK OF IT: Coquitlam native Kevin Harmse, right, gets airborne while battling for the ball Saturday against Chivas USA at Empire Field. The 26-year-old midfielder got his first start since signing with the club.

Focus zooms in for Trinity Invitational title

The Focus Volleyball Club’s 18-and-under boys hammered their way to the title at the Trinity Western Spartan Invitational last week. Led by the all-star performances of power hitter Ryan Sclater and setter and captain Liam Brett, Focus rebounded from an 0-3 record in the round robin to advance to the final. That’s where they persevered against the Kelowna Klutch, outlasting them 32-30 in the opening match and completing the sweep with a 25-20 decision.

“It was a gruelling first game that we held on for. We came out very strong in the second game and got a big lead,” Focus coach Rob Brett said. “They came back and we just won it.” Also turning in a standout effort were power Brendan Williams and middle blockers Matt Dalton-Gibson and Tyler Toscani. The team was also boosted by strong support from liberos Spenser Andres and Ryan Goldan, middle blocker Steven Tanaka, and Chris Aisekhalaye.

Port Moody alumna Megan Pinske is in the game when it comes to the Basketball B.C. Hall of Fame 2011 awards. The guard, who plays with the University of Western Washington Vikings, is one of three finalists for top B.C. female outside of Canada. The five-foot-nine senior capped her collegiate career with a three-year total of 617 points, shooting 40.5 per cent from three-point line, and 279 rebounds. Pinske started all 30 games, averaging 10.6 points and 4.1 assists per game, and was named tourney MVP at Great Western Shootout.




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ARCARI, Michelina October 30, 1924 - April 14, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Michelina was born in Sepino, Italy, and came to Canada in 1956. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 56 years, Giuseppe; her children, Tony (Darlene) and Cristina (Richard); and grandchildren, Melissa (Brook), Andrea, Amanda, Vince, and Alexandra. Her family was the joy of her life and she was the happiest when surrounded by her dear family and friends. Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, April 19th at 6:00 pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, where Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 20th at 10:00 am. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum. Family Owned

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Born March 21, 1930, passed away April 12th at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Predeceased in July, 2006 by his loving wife Inez. Remembering him are sons Russ and Brad, grandchildren Dylan and Nicole and ‘honourary family member’ Alison Smith. Ramsay was born and raised in Scotland, coming to Canada in 1956. One year later, he married Inez. Ramsay was involved in Scouting for many years, serving as both a Cub and Scout leader in Coquitlam. He and Inez did a lot of travelling, but nothing gave him more pleasure than being in Hawaii with the entire family. The family would like to thank the nursing and physio staff on the second floor of RCH for the wonderful attention they gave Ramsay over the past two months. A Memorial Service will be held at 2PM, Saturday, April 30th, at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in his memory to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Vancouver Lower Mainland Chapter), or BC SPCA. Family Owned

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MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491

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

1117 Ridgeway Ave. large bright 1 Br @ $800, incl heat hot water, cat ok, ns, avail now, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941 SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate Lrg 2 BR’s. Rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. ★ 604-526-5584 SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave, Bby, Highgate, 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. 604-524-4720 N. WEST 1 bach W/SEP bdrm , nr Douglas Col, skytrain, balcony, n/p, n/s, n/d, $630 & up. 604-839-8156. BBY, Lghd Mall. Bach, $720 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, Apr 1. 604-779-3882 BBY METROTOWN, Lrg 2 BR, $1017 & 1 BR $849. Incls heat/hot water, basic cable, coin W/D, 1 storage, 1 prkg, sec bldg. Av now. Onsite Res Mgr 604-677-7375 BBY S. 1 & 2 BR. $725, $859, ug prkg, carpets, WiFi, Metrotown, storage. cat ok, 604-818-1129

BBY/COQ. BROOKSIDE 2 BR, 7 appls, f/p, sec prkg, storage. Near sfu, skytrn, mall. Avail May 1. $1250. NS/NP. 778-891-8772




COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now or May 1, heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249 COQ. CNTR, 2BD-2bath, hi/ceiling condo, ensuite, wkg/closet, balcony, insuite laundry, SS applncs, Grte counter, elec. f/pl, f/sprinkler, 1 parkg & 1 storage. $1400/m incl. cookg gas & H/water. 778-898-1941

COQ, 325 Casey St. X-Lrg 1 BR’s w/cbl, sec’d prkg, locker, elevator, bldg laundry. Pets & Kids OK. Frm: $775. Quiet. 604-339-2316

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 Br $720, 2 Br $820. Incl h/w, bldg W/D. Nr transit. 778-865-6696 COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755 GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

1300 King Albert, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

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

office: 604- 936-3907


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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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


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


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

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

CALL 604 715-7764



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


320-9th St, New West

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



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

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

office: 604- 936-1225

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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

604 - 941 - 7721

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.



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

604 420-5636

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

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

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Large bright 1 br $785, 2br $1050. New reno Incl heat, hw dw np, 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345 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 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 NEW WEST Cozy 1 BR, nr all amens, River view, n/s, n/p, $745. Avail Now. 604-783-6003 NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, Call 604 299-8288 NEW WEST. RENO’ed 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $795 & $1050. 604-724-8353 POCO SPACIOUS 1 BR apt, heat & hot water incls, $800, small pet ok, Avail Now. 604-783-2262


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CULTUS LAKE. Cottage avail for long or short term rental. Fully furnished 2BR, BBQ & sunny deck. Near beach. $900/mo incl utils. N/s. Immed. 604-813-7535 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/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 *RENT TO OWN*

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Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

7 appls, parking, storage, $1350. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS / NP.

604- 983- 8046


(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail May 1. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012

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.

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.



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Houses - Rent

BBY Metrotown 3 BR bsmt home, deck, garage, workshop. Av now. $1500. NS/NP. 604-327-3855 BBY SOUTH Executive Fully Furn 3000 sqft, 4 BR 2 baths, lots of prkg, cls to transit, $3000. Lse avail May 1, Bryan 604-617-6501 COQ 2076 Austin Ave, 3 BR, 2 bath, all appls, dbl garage. $1250 + util, Now/May1. Pet ok. By amens.(604) 780-2965, 417-2700

BBY NORTH 1 BR g/lvl, full bath, patio, enste w/d, $875 incls utils, Avail May 1. ns/np, 778-858-8690

POCO RETAIL 1236sf, 3450/mo, 2569 Shaughnessy St. Air cond, exc loc acreoss from City Hall. Jun 1. Bill Evans 604-836-2494



BBY N room in house, priv ent, bath & kit. Nr Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $420 incl hyd/cbl/net, w/d, Ns/np. May 1. 604-438-7341


Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ, Lough Skytrain. Bright rm. Sh’d big kitchen. $480 incl util/’net & a/c. Ns/np. Refs. 778-355-3575


New Westminster

FURNISHED ROOMS. $450 $500/mo incl hydro/cbl & tv. Sh’d w/d & kitch/bath. 778-892-1936


Suites/Partial Houses

1BR COQ, 1 yr New own W/D $850 incls utls cable net No Pet/ smoke, Avl. Now 778-834-8464 BBY 1 BR bsmt, nr City Hall, $800 incls utils, cbl & internet. n/s, n/p, Avail May 1. 604-889-8529 BBY 1 BR & DEN ste, very clean, f/p, full bath, $800 incls utils, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. 604-420-1077

BBY SOUTH 2 BR mn flr, $1100 incls all utils, w/d hookup, lrg sundeck, Avail May 1, n/s, pet neg. 604-515-0367 BBY SOUTH. Lrg 1 BR gr lev, own W/D, NS/NP. Suits cpl. $825 incls utls. Refs. 604-526-7335

BBY, The Crest. Newly reno’d 2 BR. Priv w/d & yard. N/s. $1000 incl hydro. May 1. 604-522-5547

BBY, 14 Ave/2nd St. 1 BR, grd/lvl. $700/mo incl hydro. Shared w/d. Ns/np. May 1. 604-802-4492 BBY 3 BR upper flr, nr Canada Way, quiet CDS, w/d, 6 appls, lge, deck, smoking outside, $1300. Avail now. 604-522-3663 BBY E, 7559 2nd St, 2 yrs old 3 BR mn flr hse, h/w flrs, full baths, new appls, gated compound. $2200. Avail Now. 604-861-8819 BBY EDMONDS 1 BR semi furn, incls utils, n/s, n/p, $750. nr skytrain, May 1. 604-525-9140

BBY, HIGHGATE. Spacious 1 BR + den. F/bath, sh’d w/d, f/yard. Suits 1. Nr bus. N/s, n/p. $700/mo incl hydro. May 1. 604-522-6525 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $750 incl util. Now. 604-430-1358

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COQ WESTWOOD Plt. 2 BR, gr lev ste, 5 appls. $950 + 1/3 utls. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-834-8355 N. WEST, Queensborough, Large 2 BR, g/lvl. $800 incl util & W/D. Ns/np. 604-525-7039

NEW WEST. 2 BR bsmt, full bath. Ns/np, no laundry. $950/mo incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 778-836-1196 NEW WEST Queens Park, bright 1 BR ste, own W/D, priv entry, small yard. Suits 1. $750 incls utl. Av now. NS/NP. 604-525-3130

NEW WEST, Queensborough. Clean & spac. 1 BR. Ns/np. $625 incl hydrol. Near bus, park, shops, schools. Avail now. 604-306-3057 POCO, 2 BR ste, $800. PITT MEADOW, 1 BR ste, $650. Pet ok. Sh’d W/D. Pitt Meadow STORAGE 1150sf, $600. 604-727-4085 or 604-552-6084

POCO, NORTHSIDE 1 BR g/lvl, n/s, n/p, shared w/d, $675 + 1/3 utils. Avail May 1. 604-728-7404 POCO, Stafford/Shaughnessy. 1 BR ste. $775 incl heat & elec. Avail Now. 604-941-8344

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277. POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034 PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse, $830, quiet-family complex, no pets call 604-464-0034.

PT COQ. 2 BR, g/lvl. Patio, prkg. Smoking & pets okay. $795/mo. Near bus. Immed. 604-520-7792


(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



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Call Rod at 778-835-8319

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HOMEFIX ELECTRICAL DIVISION - Contract # 102055 200 Amp Service Upgrades Spring Special $1800. Free est. Ins. 25 yrs exp. 604-725-5371 Top Tier Electrical Inc. Comm/Res renos & construction. Adam 604-773-4313 Lic #104540



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POCO 3 BR grnd lev, spac, bright, D/W, own W/D, avail May 1. $1200. NS/NP. 604-552-7418

6605 BBY 11TH/2ND St 2BR g/lvl, totally renod, granite counters, new appls, full bath. N/s, np. $950 incls utils. Av now. 604-526-8798


BBY Pandora/Gilmore, 1 BR ste, own W/D, rad heat, $975 incls utls/cbl/net. NS/NP 604-253-5395

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BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000 incl utils, shared w/d, Immed. 604-438-1790

COQ, MARINER Way, 1 BR gr lev, Own W/D, sep entry. Avail now, $700 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-945-6755 or 604-767-8049

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BBY, Metrotown. 2 BR, upper flr. Nr bus, Skytrain, schls, T&T Mrkt. Ns/np. $980 + util. 604-438-1588

COQ. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Private w/d & entry. Full bath. N/s, n/p. $975/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677


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Suites/Partial Houses





Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408


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




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Call Ryan: 604-329-7792



DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604-520-7792


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BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

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Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Best Service! Best Price! Hardwood, Laminate & Tiles. Repair & Refinish. 604-783-4615

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



Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224




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

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




604-916-7729 JEFF Need a Gardener?

Find one in the Home Services section

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

Home Services

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No job too big. No job too small. We keep it simple. • Spring/Fall Yard Cleanup • Pruning trees, shrubs & hedges the proper way! • Planting Plan & Full Installation • Retaining walls, walkways & bed edging • Patio, Deck & Rockery • Fence Removal & Installation

Please call Sherry


Landscape Technician & Cert. Arborist

Kert Landscaping Ltd

Retaining walls, Pavers, Machine Work, Drainage, Soil and Gravel Delivery, Sod Lawn repairing, Perimeter Drains, Sewer line

604-942-5378 ★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444



Lawn & Garden

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

Marc • 604-315-8954 COQUITLAM


❏ 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

Greenpath Yard Main’t

■ Trim & Prune Hedges ■ Yard Clean-up ■ Rubbish Removal ■ Power Raking ■ Aerating ■ Cedar Fence Removal & Installation ■ Bush Clearing & Weed Whacking Free Estimates, WCB Ins’d


Park’s Landscaping

Lawn & Garden

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


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


A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162 Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured


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

Grow ‘n’ Gardens Lawn/Garden Trees/Hedges. Power Washing. All Services Tara 778-316-2648


Lawn & Garden

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

Planning on RENOVATING?

THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

WE CUT GRASS since 1988!

Lawn Maint. Monthy rates/contracts. Reasonable rates. NO HST. Fred 604-614-8498 or Bill 604-939-2274



ALL TYPES OF STONE, Brick, Block, Tiles, Reno’s & Repairs. Certified European Craftsman. 35 yrs exp. Call Mike 604-328-7974


Moving & Storage



Paving/Seal Coating

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





Rubbish Removal

LOW COST Rubbish Removal Reno’s & Drywall / Demo. YARD & HOME Cleanup 604-727-5232 A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599


$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488 CANRO SERVICE. H/W tank, furnace, boiler, drain, installations & repairs. BBB. 604-789-6767

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

RED’S RUBBISH REMOVAL and Home Maintenance. Reas. rates. Call Red, 604-290-7033 WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items are included. 604-936-8583



We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300


LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount


ADVANCE MOVING LTD 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 Rating



Power Washing

Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Pressure Washing: Roofs, Houses, Driveways, etc Gutter Cleaning & Repairs.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848


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

$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

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


Painting/ Wallpaper

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





Powerwashing & Gutters Free Quote, Low Cost Chris 604-720-8472

Poppa & Sons Ultimate Pressure Washing. Driveways, Decks, Sidewalks, Siding, Free Est. Wayne 604 671-9524


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



Small Jobs Are Welcome! We do Kitchens & Baths Spring special: 15% off Custom Cabinets

$ BEST RATES $ 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


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


Call Geoff Dann at:

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

A Name You Can Trust



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

25% Off with this ad

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

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

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

Call 604-518-0974


PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of reno’s, big or small. 20% off Tile. Call 778-235-1772

Window Cleaning

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

• • • • • •

DB WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Building Siding Cleaning Registered & Insureed Residential/Commercial 604-376-7842



Auto Miscellaneous

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


Scrap Car Removal


Scrap Car Removal



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

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

604 628 9044

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

1986 CHEV Gruman. Propane. Step van style. This is an ex-tool truck. $5,500 obo. 604-607-7711


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

#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


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 TJ Sport Jeep, green, complete hard & soft top, 4 l, 6 cyl, low 120k kms $10,500. 604-530-2839

Sports & Imports

2000 VW Jetta GLS, 88,000k, 4 cyl auto, full pwr, a/c, heated seats. $5900 obo. 604-936-0538 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr h/b, auto, red, some option 20k, $8800 Firm. 604-538-9257



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


604-728-1965 John Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!



Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720



29 FT 5th WHEEL, recently refurbished, incls upholstery, awning, appls, new bed, wood flr, $4700 obo. 604-464-2702


CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715


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

Renovations & Home Improvement


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



Tree Services

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

1 to 3 Men

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

Call Geoff Dann at:

To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

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

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today!


To place your ad call


SAM’S Gardening SERVICE Lawn & Garden Care, Hedge Trims, Clean-up. 604-603-2341

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

310-JIMS (5467)



Two Easy Steps to Finding a Pre-Owned Vehicle

1 Click.

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

2 Drive.

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


Wednesday, April 20, 2011





FREE 25 value with $ 250 purchase $

See in-store or online for holiday hours.

Biggie Bunnie milk chocolate or white, 454 g





selected varieties, 160 g



Limit 2, after limit price

4.77 ea.



frozen, 680 g

1 .96 66 1 .96 .98 99 12 99 /lb


Limit 4, after limit price

6.98 ea.

club pack®, cut from Canada AA beef or higher 237670

Limit 4, after limit price

16.88 /kg


made with mixed fruits & spices, 12’s 301047



apple fresh pineapple product of Costa Rica 722103



Coca-Cola or Pepsi soft drinks

Kraft Stove Top stuffing

selected varieties, regular or diet, 12 x 355 mL

selected varieties, 120 g

976081/ 263110



Ad tch Ma

79 each

Limit 4, after limit price

17.99 ea.

Pampers Mega pack diapers size 2-7, 28’s-60’s


Bakeshop hot cross buns

baked fresh in-store


150 g


prime rib roast

product of USA

Kinder Surprise Maxi

4 28 5 49 2 96 1 65 3 98


fresh broccoli bunches



SeaQuest™ King Crab flavoured pollock flakes



10003 07451






frozen whole whitefish

Cooks ham portions

800 g


De T50CpuArcR IF G as h with $2






milk chocolate eggs 449453

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frozen utility turkey

selected varieties, 100 g




Lindt gold bunny 408289



Hershey Easter eggs 683590



Limit 4, after limit price

4.98 ea.

selected Easter Plush and Decor




40off %

* Look for the Ad Match symbol in store on items we have matched. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ flyers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us). Some items may have ‘plus deposit and/or environmental charge’ where applicable. WEDNESDAY



APRIL 24 of your total prescription price in Superbucks™ rewards! No waiting, no collecting. Ask our pharmacist for details!

This offer available at our pharmacies in British Columbia only.

Superbucks™ rewards are provided by host supermarket to redeem for merchandise in-store excluding prescriptions, tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and any other products which are provincially regulated. Redemption is also excluded at all third party operations (post office, drycleaners, gas bar, etc.). Superbucks™ rewards are issued only for individual customer in-store prescription purchases (excludes healthcare and other facilities). 4% Superbucks™ rewards are calculated as 4% of the total value of the prescription, with a minimum value of $1.00 and up to a maximum value of $99.99 per coupon. Offer expires Sunday, July 3, 2011.


Prices are in effect until Sunday, April 24, 2011 or while stock lasts. Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2011 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.

©MasterCard & PayPass are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Back a licensee of the marks. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial banking services are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC. PC points loyalty program is provided by President’s Choice Services Inc. ©PC, President’s Choice, President’s Choice Financial and Fresh Financial Thinking are registered trademarks of Loblaws Inc. Trademarks use under licence.

Coquitlam Now April 20 2011  

Coquitlam Now April 20 2011

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