Issuu on Google+

THE NOW

ALATEEN ARRIVES Group supports teens dealing

with alcohol abuse in the family

TRI-CITIES

FRIDAY

APRIL 4, 2014

thenownews.com

4 FULL STEAM AHEAD

Express move closer to BCHL final berth

27

Serving COQUITLAM, PORT COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY, ANMORE and BELCARRA since 1984

BULLYING INCIDENTS

Tri-Cities kids use online reporting tool NEWS 4

Ex-MLA told not to use coat of arms NEWS 6

Daycare parking changes on hold NEWS 7

Buses could be on the chopping block as School District 43 looks to balance its budget for next year.

LISA KING/NOW

School cuts coming? BOARD FACES A $13.4-MILLION BUDGET SHORTFALL Jeremy DEUTSCH

TableTop Day

Library celebrates games

PHOTO BY CHUNG CHOW

LIFE 21

KEEP BLOOMS COMING BY DEADHEADING LIFE 22

jdeutsch@thenownews.com Once again, School District 43 is facing another massive budget shortfall for the coming school year. But unlike during the previous year, district officials are putting the current financial predicament squarely on the shoulders of the province. The district is facing a $13.4-million operating shortfall for the 2014-15 school year, and blames the deficit in part on inflation and systemic cuts by the province.

“It’s chronic underfunding by the provincial government, is what it is,” said board chair Melissa Hyndes. She noted the district hasn’t been able to keep up with inflationary costs for well over a decade and remains one of the lowest-funded districts per student in the province. According to the district, the deficit numbers include $6.2 million for contractual, regulatory wage increases and benefits, a total of $2.6 million from decreased government funding and program revenue ($1.9 million of which is a CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

It’s chronic underfunding by the provincial government. –School Board Chair Melissa Hyndes

2 Pairs are Better Than One FREE SIGHT TESTING* Some restrictions apply. Sight testing is not an eye health exam. w w w. n e w t r e n d o p t i c a l . c a

Think outside the Box (THE BIG BOX) Come in and see what’s really available for YOUR specific visual needs!

2 PAIR SINGLE VISION GLASSES Frames and Plastic Lenses 2nd Pair can be a different Prescription

189

$

2 PAIR PROGRESSIVE

TWO PAIRS

For more specials scan with Layar

2550B Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam

28995

95 BIFOCAL COMPLETE $ NO LINE / Frames & Plastic Lenses

For an appointment call

TWO PAIRS

Jim Van Rassel

www.jimvanrassel.ca

604-942-9300

Social Assistance, First Nations claims and DVA graciously welcomed.


2

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

They can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but there are plenty of reasons the Fit, Civic and CR-V are best-sellers† in BC.

##

1

S E L L I N GO M P A C T SUBC CAR IN BC

2014 FIT DX

Lease for

67

$

£

0.99% APR

0 down

$

freight and PDI included. Bi-weekly on a 60 month term with 130 payments. MSRP $16,130** includes freight and PDI Model shown: GE8G2EEX

# 2014 CIVIC DX Lease for

85

$

* 1.99% APR #

1

S E L L I N PGA C T COM BC CAR IN †

0 down

$

freight and PDI included.

Bi-weekly on a 60 month term with 130 payments. MSRP $17,185** includes freight and PDI Model shown: FB2E2EEX

2014 CR-V LX Lease for

134

$

Ω

#

1.99% APR ¥

0 do down

$

freight and PDI included. ded.

1

S E L L I N PGA C T COM BC SUV IN †

Bi-weekly on a 60 month term with 130 payments. yments. MSRP $27,685** includes freight and PDI Model shown: RM3H3EES

BCHonda.com DL# 31286

bchonda.com

QUALITY DEALER

2011

†The Fit, Civic and CR-V were the #1 selling retail subcompact car, compact car, and compact SUV respectively in BC in 2013 based on Polk 2013 Dec YTD report. ‡In order to achieve $0 down payment, dealer will cover the cost of tire/battery tax, air conditioning tax (where applicable), environmental fees and levies on the 2014 CR-V LX, Accord LX, Civic DX and Fit DX only on behalf of the customer. £Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX. €0.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $67.49 based on applying $1,100.00 lease dollars and $4 dealer contribution (which are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes); and $1,000.00 consumer incentive dollars (which are deducted from the negotiated selling price after taxes) Down payment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $8,773.70. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers.*Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX. #1.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $84.63 based on applying $600.00 lease dollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes). Down payment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $11,001.90. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. Ω Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3EES. ¥1.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $133.83 based on applying $1,000.00 lease dollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes). Down payment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $17,397.90. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. **MSRP is $16,130 / $17,185 / $27,685 including freight and PDI of $1,495 / $1,495 / $1,695 based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX / new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX / 2014 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3EES. License, insurance, registration and taxes are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. ¥/£/€/Ω/#/* Prices and/or payments shown do not include a PPSA lien registration fee of $30.31 and lien registering agent's fee of $5.25, which are both due at time of delivery and covered by the dealer on behalf of the customer on the 2014 CR-V LX, Accord LX, Civic DX and Fit DX only. ‡/#/*/Ω/€/¥/£/** Offers valid from April 1st through 30th, 2014 at participating Honda retailers. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

InTHE NOW View our stories and photos with Layar Using Layar: Download the Layar app to your smartphone. Look for the Layar symbol. Scan the photo or the page of the story as instructed. Ensure the photo or headline is entirely captured by your device. Check for advertisements that have layar content too. Watch as our pages become interactive.

See more photos of KaBoom! artists Page 11

Watch a trailer for the Canadian horror film Afflicted Page 14

LISA KING/NOW

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Centennial football team members (centre Jack Naso, lineman Zack Paisley, wide receiver Josh Taitinger and linebacker Anthony Pesunti) will be taking part in a manure and soil sale to raise funds for new uniforms. For details, visit https://manure2014.itemorder.com. Orders will be picked up tomorrow (Saturday), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Austin Rona store.

FLYERS:

Real Canadian Superstore, Sleep Country Canada*, Art Knapp*, M&M Meats*, Bosley’s Pet Food*, Mr. & Mrs. Pets* *selected areas only

See more photos from the Coquitlam Express’ win over Victoria on Tuesday Page 27

See more photos from the Coquitlam Reds’ exhibition game against the Langley Blaze Page 28

Follow us on Facebook: TheTriCitiesNOW and Twitter: @TheTriCitiesNOW

WEB EXTRA

Visit us online at www. thenownews. com to view photo galleries of local people and events. CONTACT US editorial@thenownews.com sports@thenownews.com advertising@thenownews.com distribution@thenownews.com (for delivery concerns)

Trend #1: Tweed for Spring

Trend #2:

Ship Shape Nautical Touches

Trend 3: #

Hi, I’m CeeCee. When it comes to shopping, I LOVE my brands ... Apple, MAC, Dolce Vita and JBrand, but ultimately ... I’m all about the sweet deal! Sure, I get inspiration from glamorous fashion mags and runway looks ... but seriously? On my budget? Coquitlam Centre shows me how to get from Runway to Realway looks every time I shop there. Interested in hearing how you can make the most of the latest trends and where to find both ‘style’ and ‘value’? Check out my Get Real! e-news (including exclusive offers!) at coquitlamcentre.com... better yet, subscribe. See you at Coquitlam Centre,

Skinny Jeans Are Still Hot

Insta

Barnet and Lougheed Hwy

604.464.1414

3

coquitlamcentre.com


4

NEWSNOW THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Alateen group now in Tri-Cities PROGRAM AIMS TO HELP TEENS CONCERNED ABOUT A FAMILY MEMBER’S DRINKING

John KURUCZ jkurucz@thenownews.com “Year by year, it isn’t clear. But day by day, I find my way.” It’s statements and affirmations like those that help people like Sherrill find her way. Sherrill is part of a small group of people responsible for bringing the support group Alateen to the TriCities, in an effort to help those between the ages of 13 and 18 deal with alcohol abuse in their family. “It’s for teenagers that have a parent laying out on the couch, and their little brother or sister has not gotten their lunch yet — they’re taking over adult responsibilities without even really realizing it,” Sherrill explained. “Maybe it’s because mother flaked out on the couch

NOW FILE PHOTO

If drinking is a family problem, Alateen offers help. because she’s on prescription drugs, or dad is stopping with his friends after work at the beer garden. But then they go to school and act like everything’s fine. And it’s not.” Because of the sensitive nature of the meetings, and the group’s strict adherence

to anonymity, Sherrill asked to have her last name withheld. Alateen is similar to the more well-known group AlAnon: both offer support to those affected by the problematic drinking of others. Sherrill has been an Al-Anon

member for close to 50 years, and offers her support as a mentor to those in both groups. “It’s given me a purpose for living,” she said. “You can’t change the alcoholic. That person can only change if they want to.” The local Alateen chapter wasn’t necessarily formed because of a glaring need, Sherrill said, but rather to add to the network of supports that already exist: Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon both have presences in the area, and Alateen is a part of that support network. However, Sherrill conceded that the uptake has been slow for the program since it began in early February. The group meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church in Port Moody.

“It’s been very slow with the kids,” she said. “They seem to be connecting with their friends instead. Some people think friends are enough, but that can change when you find yourself in a bind.” Each meeting follows the same format: prayers and a moment of silence kick things off, followed by group members reciting the 12 Steps. Those 12 Steps are characterized as paths towards spiritual growth, and are largely based on surrendering to a higher power. But that’s not to say spirituality is pushed on anyone, Sherrill said. “There’s no requirement to go there or to believe in anything other than to admit that maybe somebody else could have been through what you’re going through. “It may seem impossible at

first,” she said. “When you talk it over in the group you find out you’re not alone, you’re not acting crazy. This is a normal reaction to abnormal behaviour.” Each meeting is headed up by two Al-Anon members, but no medical professionals are in attendance. Only first names are used in meetings, and sponsors — mentors with experience dealing with addiction — help those who attend. Sherrill added that meetings are designed to stay on topic; politics, religion and other matters do come up. “Call us — the meetings are where the help is really at,” she said. “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” For more information on Alateen, call 604-688-1716.

Bullying reported to School District 43

John KURUCZ

jkurucz@thenownews.com An online reporting tool to help school-aged kids anonymously flag bullying concerns has resulted in about 20 incidents being reported to School District 43, but concerns remain about the system’s effectiveness and privacy. The ERASE Bullying Strategy is a provincial initiative that gives kids the ability to report bullying of any form to school district officials, community partners or counsellors. In the Tri-Cities context, the reports have been split equally between both genders. That same type of split has been seen agewise as well — 50 per cent of the reports come from secondary schools, while the other half have come from elementary and middle schools. According to assistant district superintendent Julie Pearce, the types of bullying report-

ed have covered the full gamut: social, emotional, physical and verbal. “I’ve also had a report where a student was just really concerned with the social and emotional well-being of another student in the class,” she said. Those statistics differ slightly from provincial averages: students in grades 7, 8 and 11 submitted the highest number of reports, of which 27 per cent highlighted verbal bullying; 23 per cent reported social/emotional bullying; and 17 per cent reported cyberbullying. In all, 350 reports have been submitted to the website since its launch. Pearce explained that once those initial reports come in, they are then referred to administrators — typically principals or vice principals — who investigate the situation. The investigations can then involve counsellors, youth workers, parents or even police. The end goal is to maintain anonymity

throughout the process, which can end in a number of different ways: through a conversation with the bully and the victim, suspension or a student being removed from class. “I really believe that knowledge is power — when the bully knows that you know, and that people are reporting it and not putting up with it … things will improve,” Pearce said. However, at least one youth advocate is skeptical of the system. ACCESS Youth Outreach Services Society (formerly called the PoCoMo Youth Services Society) executive director Jerome Bouvier suggested the ERASE system doesn’t go far enough, and even its name is misleading. “I’m not a big fan of the wording,” Bouvier said. “It’s like when people used the term ‘War on Drugs’ — well, we lost that war. So to say you’re going to erase bullying … it’s not going to be erased. You can reduce it, you can talk about it, but it’s not going away. We need to

be real about it.” Bouvier also questions whether anonymity can be maintained in a school setting. His fear is that if the trust is somehow broken — if word gets out that a student has reported a bullying incident — it will make students even more reticent to trust administrators or school counsellors. Pearce, however, maintains that privacy is at the forefront of every bullying investigation that comes through the website. “Our administrators are trustworthy. They do everything when they’re investigating in confidence,” Pearce said. “We really lean on the expertise of our administrators, our counsellors and our youth workers [to build trust]. Those are the people who are working with these kids daily.” For more information on the program, see www.erasebullying.ca. — with a file from the Vancouver Sun

Mounties bust cat burglar NDP leadership

Jeremy DEUTSCH

jdeutsch@thenownews.com A local cat burglar will have to spend his time climbing jail cell walls instead of breaking into homes after being busted by police. Coquitlam resident Paul Fontaine, 47, recently pleaded guilty to several criminal charges and received an 18month sentence for possession of stolen property, driving while prohibited and breach of a probation order. According to Coquitlam RCMP, officers were investigating a number of nighttime residential break-ins in Maillardville and Burquitlam neighbourhoods. Police said the break-ins usually took place between midnight and 6 a.m.

The suspect would enter a house through an unsecured or unlocked back window or patio door, stealing anything valuable from inside — including wallets, purses, electronics and keys to vehicles. On March 1, the suspect was caught when local Mounties arrested him while he was allegedly on the prowl. The RCMP’s prolific target team zeroed in on the suspect after noticing a pattern from similar break-ins a few years ago. Within a week, they had arrested Fontaine. “I can’t imagine how I would feel if someone broke into my home while I was sleeping,” RCMP Cpl. Scott Grimmer said in a statement.

“When we received multiple complaints of break and enter with similar modus operandi, the detachment immediately made this investigation a top priority.” Local Mounties also have some advice for homeowners. Police note after looking at surveillance footage, in one case, a dog was going “berserk” at the time of the breakin, but the owner told it to be quiet. “We are advising everyone to call the police if you think someone broke in or tried to break in to your home,” Grimmer said. “We are also reminding everyone to secure your home, especially the back windows and doors.” twitter.com/jertricitiesnow

race heating up

Jeremy DEUTSCH

jdeutsch@thenownews.com The race to pick up support in the NDP leadership contest appears to have heated up in the Tri-Cities. Candidate John Horgan was expected to be in the Tri-Cities Friday to announce two new endorsements for his campaign. There is speculation Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson and former Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Joe Trasolini will be endorsing Horgan for party leader. By adding Robinson, the Vancouver Island MLA would have 16 NDP caucus members in his stable of support. By contrast, PoCo MLA Mike Farnworth has so just two caucus members supporting him. Last week, Farnworth officially launched his campaign with an event in PoCo. Check out www.thenownews.com for updates on this story.


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Contact the editorial team

Phone: 604-444-3451 Fax: 604-444-3460 Email: editorial@thenownews.com

School board plans budget meetings

Ministry of Education officials were on the defensive, suggesting it is inaccurate to claim the financial situation is due to inadequate drop in government funding), $2.5 million in funding from the ministry. The ministry noted funding is at record debt repayment to the province from a deficit two years ago, $1.1 million for program levels despite declining enrolment, pointneeds such as educational assistants for high- ing out the operating budget for the district need students, IT server costs and classroom has increased to $248 million in 2013-14 equipment and $900,000 on a contingency from $189 million in 2001, while enrolment fund required after an audit from last year’s dropped by 1,800 students during that same time. deficit. A ministry spokesperson, who asked not to Some of the more specific “downloading” be named, told the Tri-Cities items from the province noted NOW the district will be receivby the district are wage increasing $3.9 million in Learning es to teachers and CUPE and Improvement Fund money the BC Student Information This is going to in 2014-15, the third-highest System, which the organizaamount behind Surrey and tion is obligated to implement have impacts in Vancouver. and have staff run. the community. As for per-student funding, Some of the additional the ministry spokesperson costs, meanwhile, include an –Melissa Hyndes couldn’t speak to the $59 increase to hydro and gas and School Board Chair drop in funding for next year’s health benefits. budget. Last year, the district was While he was not entirely certain, the widely criticized for how it handled its books spokesperson suggested School District 43 after facing a $12-million shortfall. That budget mess led to widespread cuts could be getting less funding per student and a forensic audit of its accounting prac- because the district might not have as many tices. But this year, the district was quick to “geographical factors” or special needs and point out where it sits compared to other B.C. aboriginal students. The ministry also defended the costs of the districts, suggesting there is an inequity in CUPE contracts, noting the province “asked” funding. According to School District 43, it’s the districts to cover the costs of the contracts, fourth-lowest-funded district in the province, adding the government is working to maingetting $7,025 per student, while the provin- tain its balanced budget and triple-A credit rating. cial average is $7,570. In response, Hyndes acknowledged the disBurnaby and West Vancouver are two district does have fewer aboriginal and special tricts that get less funding. For 2014-15, School District 43 is expected needs students. She explained School District 43 has been “prudent” in designating kids as to receive $6,966 per student, a drop of $59. Since the district can’t legally run a deficit, special needs, noting other districts label such students at the slightest inclination a child it’s looking at cuts across the board. Hyndes indicated the district is looking at may have a difficulty. The Coquitlam Teachers’ Association was every corner of its operations, which could mean cuts to busing, cafeteria services, a con- particularly critical of the district and how it solidation of programming and even reduced handled its books during last year’s budget shortfall, but not this time. heating in schools. This year, the head of the CTA appears to The deficit will also likely force the district to put off expansion to IB and Reggio pro- agree with the district’s assessment. “Absolutely, this is a case of government grams. “This is going to have impacts in the com- underfunding by a significant amount,” said munity,” Hyndes said, adding some parents CTA president Charley King. He said the government is forcing the dismay have to adjust their days to get their kids to school on time. “We’re having to go back to trict to take money out of the classroom and a system that doesn’t involve as many choices put it into contingencies. King noted if the province funded School or supports in places.” She’s also urging members of the public District 43 to the provincial average, there to attend various meetings this month to would be a surplus. To deal with last year’s shortfall, the district provide feedback before the board makes any decisions, and also argued there is little to cut ended up cutting 142 positions, including from staff and administration budgets at this those of several dozen teachers. King said he’s worried for his members, point. According to the district, staffing per stu- suggesting the district would naturally look dent for principals and vice-principals, admin- at front-line workers, but is heartened to hear istration, support staff and educational assist- the organization is looking at everything, including busing. ants is below the provincial average. “It really is an either or at this point. That’s The number of teachers per student is just slightly above the average at one for every what it comes to and it’s really too bad,” he 17.39 students compared to the average of said. The next steps in the budget process include one for every 17.48 students. Hyndes argued School District 43’s situation a series of public meetings, with an open is similar to that of other Metro Vancouver dis- house on Tuesday (April 8) from 6 to 8 p.m. tricts, and she’s calling on the province to step in the gym at Winslow Centre and a special board meeting on April 10 in the Gallery up and provide more funding. Both New Westminster and Burnaby are Room at Winslow Centre. On April 15, the district will offer its budget also facing budget shortfalls. When asked why School District 43 gets recommendations, while the final budget will less funding per student than the provincial be approved on April 29. To see School District 43’s budget, go to average, Hyndes said she’s never been given a www.sd43.bc.ca/budget. straight answer by the province.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

City of Coquitlam

April 12

Town Hall Meeting Your Views Are Important To Us Participate In Person or Online Setting priorities in the ever-changing municipal environment presents both opportunities and challenges – making it more important than ever that we hear from members of the community regarding the services and changes taking place in our city. With this in mind, Mayor and Council invite Coquitlam residents to share their ideas and views and provide input at a Town Hall Meeting to be held on: Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way

How to Participate There is no set agenda at a Town Hall Meeting. These more informal meetings provide community members an opportunity to voice their opinions, suggest new ideas or ask questions of City Council.

In Person All are welcome to attend the Town Hall Meeting in person. Participants attending the meeting at City Hall will be invited to the microphone to ask their question.

Online The meeting will also be broadcast live at coquitlam.ca/webcasts starting at 1:45 p.m. Online participants can submit questions through one of the following channels: Email your questions to townhall@coquitlam.ca Facebook users are encouraged to Like our page at facebook.com/cityofcoquitlam . Town Hall questions can be posted to the City’s wall between 1:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on April 20. Those on Twitter can participate by tweeting questions to @cityofcoquitlam #coqthm2014 between 1:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on April 20.

WEBCAST

GOT NEWS?

To ensure that everyone has access to the responses provided to questions submitted online, answers will be provided by Council or staff via the live broadcast at coquitlam.ca/webcasts.

Questions submitted online during the Town Hall Meeting will be presented to Council in the order they were submitted. Due to time limitations, we may not be able to address all questions. More information on the Town Hall Meeting, including our guidelines for creating a respectful conversation, is available at coquitlam.ca/townhall or by contacting the Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010 or emailing clerks@coquitlam.ca.

coquitlam.ca/townhall

5


6

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

NEWSN0W

Nurses planning mental-health strategy Jeremy DEUTSCH

jdeutsch@thenownews.com With the spotlight on the health-care system and men-

tal health specifically, the province’s nurses are intending to join the conversation. The B.C. Nurses’ Union has embarked on a mental-health

strategy the union said has the goal of improving the workplace for nurses and, ultimately, patient care. Catherine Fast, project

Public Hearing Notice MEETING

Public Hearing WHEN Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7pm WHERE Inlet Theatre, City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. LOCATION MAP - San Remo Drive

SUBJECT PROPERTIES

N

manager for the strategy, suggested there is a clear link between healthy health-care workplaces and results for patients. “Where you have unhealthy nursing workplaces, you also have bad outcomes for patients,” she told the TriCities NOW. The strategy will be looking at how to support the implementation of new Canadian Standards Association guidelines for psychological health and safety in the workplace. The CSA standards are a voluntary set of guidelines, tools and resources focused on promoting employees’ psychological health and preventing psychological harm due to workplace factors. The BCNU’s mental health strategy will also be looking to advocate for a new model of dealing with mental health around the province. Fast said the union is putting together a steering committee to develop a vision of what an “effective and sustainable mental health care system” would look like.

She noted several recent news stories as a prime example of what the nurses initiative intends to address. In February, there were revelations in the media that nurses at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre in Burnaby faced daily violence from patients, while last month there were reports 10 nurses working in Royal Columbian Hospital’s emergency room quit due to overcrowding. The union intends to meet with Lower Mainland mayors, including the three in the Tri-Cities, as part of the conversation and have the strategy coincide with other mental health initiatives. Fast suggested work on the strategy is especially timely given the discussion around the future of the Riverview lands and the arrival of the Evergreen Line in a couple of years. She argued though Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is the visible symbol of what’s wrong with the mental health-care system in

the province, the issue doesn’t have a border. “These are problems in every community. As the SkyTrain comes to us, I think we’ll see more of these kinds of visible reminders of how the system is failing people,” she said, adding new money doesn’t need to be thrown at the problem. Fast said the union won’t be advocating for institutionalization, but suggested some long-term residential care beds are needed. Marg Dhillon, an executive councillor with the nurses’ union, said whatever recommendations come from the strategy, it has to be possible for them to be implemented. “Our members don’t want to see us go through an initiative that results in recommendations we know are not achievable,” she said. Fast explained the strategy is still in the early stages of development, but should be complete by the end of the year. At that point, the union will present recommendations to the government.

Ex-MLA sanctioned Jeremy DEUTSCH

jdeutsch@thenownews.com

Port Moody Council is holding a Public Hearing to consider the following proposed bylaw: Application Type: Land Use Contract Amendment Bylaw [City of Port Moody Land Use Contract No. 2, Authorization Bylaw No. 1300, Amendment No. 4, 2014, No. 2975 (San Remo)] Applicant: City of Port Moody (on behalf of 15 San Remo Drive property owners) Legal: Lots 224, 198, 200, 201, 202, 208, 211, 215, 217, 220, 223, 223, 226, 228 & 230 of District Lot 349, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 51996 Locations: 475, 479, 483, 487, 489, 495, 501, 505, 513, 519, 531, 533, 535, 539 & 541 San Remo Drive Purpose: To establish a single set of land use regulations consistent with the 2006 land use contract amendment (Bylaw No. 2708) for the 40 properties on San Remo Drive. There is an opportunity to make a statement or present a written submission on this proposed bylaw to Council. You can attend this meeting in person, or send a submission in writing. If you plan on sending your feedback ahead of time, fax it to 604.469.4550 or email clerks@portmoody.ca by 12 noon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Find out more about this bylaw at the Development Services Department, City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. anytime between 8:30am and 5pm,

A former Liberal MLA has been told to remove the provincial emblem from his private business ventures. Last month, the Tri-Cities NOW reported on what appeared to be the misuse of the province’s coat of arms on a letter from former MLA

Harry Bloy’s business, called Global Business Canada, to the City of Port Moody. The letter was related to a sister city request with Tianning District in China. On Wednesday, CoquitlamMaillardville NDP MLA Selina Robinson brought up the issue in the legislature. According to Hansard, she asked whether the premier

COUNCIL MEETINGS When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Where: Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. Times: Committee of the Whole, 5pm (Brovold Room not televised) • Public Hearing, 7pm • Regular Council Meeting immediately following Public Hearing Television coverage airs on Shaw Cable 4 at 9am on Saturday, April 13, 2014. We live stream our Council meetings online at www.portmoody.ca/watchlive. While you’re on our website, sign up for Council e-notifications. Get an

Monday to Friday. You can also reach us by phone at 604.469.4540.

agenda package at City Hall, the Port Moody Public

Tim Savoie, MCIP, General Manager of Development Services

Library or www.portmoody.ca/agendas.

604.469.4500 www.portmoody.ca

gave Bloy permission to use the coat of arms to promote his business. In response, Transportation Minister Todd Stone said as soon as the issue was brought to the government’s attention, the office of protocol as well as legal services were immediately “on it.” “They were in immediate contact with the individual, and I understand that immediately following being contacted, the individual in question removed the material from his website and has also provided assurances that he will no longer use the provincial emblem on any other material,” Stone said. The letter from Bloy to the City of Port Moody, dated Feb. 11, 2014, also includes a picture he used while MLA. Underneath it reads “Harry Bloy, M.L.A.” in larger print, while in smaller writing it notes he was the member for Burnaby-Lougheed from 2001-2013. According to the Provincial Symbols and Honours Act: “A person, other than the Lieutenant Governor, a member of the Executive Council, a member of the Legislative Assembly or a judge of the Supreme Court, a County Court or the Provincial Court, must not, without the permission of the minister, assume, display or use the Coat of Arms of British Columbia or a design so closely resembling it as to be likely to deceive.” When the Tri-Cities NOW published its original story on March 20, a reporter attempted to contact Bloy, but he did not respond.


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

NEWSN0W

CITY OF P RT COQUITLAM

Proposed daycare rules parked, for now COQUITLAM BACKS DOWN ON PLAN TO MANDATE MORE OFF-STREET SPOTS

Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com A change to the rules around off-street parking for daycares in Coquitlam has been scuttled, for now. Earlier this week, Coquitlam city council decided to have staff take another look at the issue, after voting down proposed changes to parking rules for daycares. Currently, daycares are required to provide one space per staff member with no additional requirement for on-site pick-up and drop-off spaces for children attending the facility. The city proposed a rate of one space per staff member plus one space for every 10 children. The city stated the proposed change reflected recommendations from recent parking studies to accommodate peak demand at the daycares and to minimize on-street parking impacts within the immediate neighbourhood of a proposed facility. At a public hearing Monday on the issue, Carol Weins, the operator of BrightStart Children’s Academy, which has one location in Coquitlam and an application for a second on Burke Mountain, spoke out against the proposed requirements, arguing the changes

would force daycare operators to move out of residential areas and into strip malls. She also suggested there is a misconception that daycares tend to bring in similar traffic volumes as schools. Weins explained that at her daycare, which has about 75 children, the times in which children and staff arrive is staggered. “It seems the neighbourhood is anticipating more of a parking problem than the facts really show,” she said, adding if the requirements had passed, she would have to create eight new spots, up to 19 from 11. Weins added she would rather use the land for a playground than parking. The reasons for deferring the issue back to staff varied among councillors. Coun. Craig Hodge suggested, using the BrightStart example, that having 19 parking spots at a daycare was a lot of black top. Coun. Bonita Zarrillo argued a flat formula would not work for every single daycare, adding there haven’t been a lot of complaints about the current situation. She was the lone councillor to vote against having city staff take another look at the requirements. Coun. Chris Wilson, meanwhile, lamented the cost the proposed requirements would have on daycares. “Childcare is so expensive, we have to do what we can to keep costs as low as possible,” he said. Mayor Richard Stewart said he could support a ratio where spots would need to be provided up to a certain amount, and then requirements would be loosened.

Notice of Public Input Opportunity

Development Variance Permit No. DVP00017 For 2719 St. Michael Street (Twin Cedars)

PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY 7 pm on Monday, April 14, 2014 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC

This is to notify you that the Council of the City of Port Coquitlam will be conducting a Public Input Opportunity for a Development Variance Permit application with respect to a variance of the Land Use Contract.

GIVE YOUR INPUT All members of the public will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions about the application at the meeting. Council cannot receive new or additional information on this application after the public meeting.

CITY HALL

2580 Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam BC

The Development Variance Permit will vary the regulations of Land Use Contract No. 19 to enable unit owners to obtain building permits for minor modifications such as enclosing carports, adding decks and awnings, replacing a rear window with a door and adding skylights. If you wish to comment on the application, you may write to the Corporate Officer prior to the meeting, or attend the Council meeting, at which time you will be given an opportunity to be heard, or to present a written submission. Susan Rauh, CMC, Corporate Officer 604.927.5421 • corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

Visit the website for details or a larger map. More info: Development Services, 604.927.5442.

www.portcoquitlam.ca/getinvolved

CITY OF P RT COQUITLAM

7


OPINION

8

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Tri-Cities NOW is a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership. Our offices are located at 216-3190 St. Johns Street, Port Moody BC V3H 2C7 Phone: 604-444-3451

Trash this bad recycling plan

T

he B.C. government is trying to fix something that isn’t broken — and it’s making a mess in the process. Cities and towns in B.C. have successful recycling systems in place, but the province has thrown everything into confusion by mandating creation of a monster called Multi-Materials B.C. Since MMBC began ramping up, one protest has followed another, as municipalities and businesses began to realize the effects it would have on them. Premier Christy Clark has called the creation of the new organization a “bumpy road.” Business groups across the province have allied under the banner Rethink It B.C., to demand the government delay implementation and sit down to talk about changes to the new entity. MMBC was created after the government changed the provincial recycling regulations in 2011 so that responsibility for recycling packaging and printed paper moved from municipalities to the industries that produced the material. The theory is that the companies that profit from products that produce waste should have to pay the cost of recycling that material. Proponents say the added cost will also be an incentive for those companies to reduce the amount of packaging they use, as not producing waste is a better solution than recycling it after it is produced. B.C. picked MMBC as the organization to manage the new program, beginning May 19. It will be funded by fees collected from companies that use packaging or create printed paper, instead of being funded by municipalities. Lana Popham, Saanich South New Democrat MLA, recently said: “They are setting up a system that’s dangerously close to a monopoly. This will inevitably lead to a decrease in quality of services and increase in price.” This is a B.C. initiative, but it is being run by a board of directors representing Unilever Canada, Walmart, Tim Hortons, Loblaws, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble. Does anyone expect them to put B.C.’s interests first? The province has already responded to the horrified outcry from small businesses and exempted them from paying fees to MMBC if their revenues are below $1 million a year, they produce less than a tonne of packaging each year or they are single outlets. That excludes the majority of businesses, but means the remaining ones — and their customers — will have to foot the bill for everyone’s recycling. MMBC’s fees will be much higher than those in other regions. For instance, newspapers would have to pay 20 cents per kilogram, compared to 0.42 cents in Ontario. Corrugated cardboard would be charged 29 cents per kilogram, compared to 8.4 cents in Ontario. The organization says the higher fees are because MMBC will serve apartment buildings, while Ontario’s program serves only houses, but the cost differential is still excessive. Newsprint is already the most successfully recycled product in the system. About 85 per cent of all newspaper in B.C. is recycled, and municipalities generate revenue from it because it is the most valuable recycled material. Newspapers are among the industries most worried about the new system. Peter Kvarnstrom, chairman of the Canadian Newspaper Association, warned that the added costs are so significant to an industry that is already fragile that they will force layoffs in newsrooms across the province. B.C.-based magazines will be penalized because they will have to pay for recycling, while international publications that are printed elsewhere and shipped to the province, pay nothing. In essence, a B.C. magazine will be subsidizing Vanity Fair. Everyone, including the critics of MMBC, can get behind the idea of reducing waste. But the province needs to listen to Rethink It B.C.’s call for solutions to very serious concerns. — Guest editorial from the Victoria Times Colonist Copyright in letters and other materials submitted voluntarily to the Publisher and accepted for publication remains with the author, but the Publisher and its licensees may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or other forms. The publisher shall not be liable for minor changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for other errors or omissions with respect to any advertisement is limited to publication of the advertisement in a subsequent issue or the refund of monies paid for the advertisement.

Dogs are on to something

H

appiness is craved by every human being, no matter where they live in the world. It might be interpreted differently — defined by wealth, status, health or relationships — but it is a quality sought in every society. The meaning of life has been debated for centuries, with numerous opinions and conclusions. But maybe we are closer to the answer than we think. In fact, it might be right under our noses, literally. Many of us don’t often think about our canine companions, but honestly, think about what it would be like if humans were replaced by dogs. Yes, it sounds ridiculous, I know. I imagine that a society run by wild, mangy dogs would involve a little too much chaos and dirt for my liking. Not to mention replacing handshaking with butt-sniffing. But setting all that aside, their life might seem somewhat desirable. Personally, I think simplicity is a key aspect in a happy life, and nothing gets much simpler than dogs. They eat, they sleep, they bark. And they’re happy. Think about it. With our loving canine pets, respect comes naturally. They have a natural instinct to follow the “pack leader.” One of the growing problems in today’s society is the lack of respect for parents, peers and authority. Unlike dogs, we find it difficult to follow orders without asking why, or to be scolded without fighting back. Life would definitely be more peaceful if we had a little more respect for each other. Dogs have another quality in their

MY GENERATION Kana Wiens

lives that might add to their undeniable joy. They don’t have regrets, or think about anything deeper than the present. Living in the now could help each of us decrease the anxiety we might feel when we stress about the past and future. For example, if I throw a ball in the park, my dog will chase after it without fail. He won’t wonder, “What motivated me to chase the ball in the first place?” or “What is the meaning behind this chase?” or even “What will happen once I reach the ball?” He chases it, he brings it back, and we go through the same routine again. As for communication? We can learn a thing or two from dogs. Growling signifies anger and wagging tails means content. Insults are not disguised as compliments. No implications, no sarcasm, no hidden meanings. Dogs do business, of every kind, out in the open with clear intents. I admit that I’m guilty of a few white lies here and there, as I’m sure many others can relate to. We like to mask our disgust or enthusiasm with indifference rather than show the world what we really feel. Living like the honest creatures we have as pets would keep our lives and relationships clean and simple.

And there is no such thing as discrimination within a pack. It doesn’t matter if the other dog has longer legs or bigger spots. As long as they recognize that cats and squirrels are enemies, they will usually get along. If we were dogs, money wouldn’t mean a thing to us. It would simply be pieces of paper that we would have fun ripping apart. We wouldn’t need to work to pay for rent or school or food. Mattresses would be replaced with grass, grocery shopping with hunting, and school with sleep. No need for trivial things like money when bushes can be just as good as a master bathroom. Everything we might describe as happiness is perfected in the lifestyle of man’s best friend. If dogs are satisfied with their lives, why can’t we be? I think people would all be a little less miserable if we began to act like we were raised by wolves. Kana Wiens is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Share your opinion on this column or anything else you read in The Tri-Cities NOW by sending a letter to the editor to editorial@thenownews.com, with “letter to the editor” in the subject line. We edit for taste, legality and length, and both letters to the editor and opinion columns may be reproduced on The Tri-Cities NOW website, www.thenownews.com.


OPINION

CONTACT US

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General 604-444-3451 Sports 604-444-3094 Advertising 604-492-4492 Delivery 604-942-3081 REGIONAL PUBLISHER Brad Alden

NOWPOLL

EDITOR Leneen Robb

What should School District 43 cut to balance its budget?

REPORTERS Jeremy Deutsch, John Kurucz

SPORTS EDITOR Dan Olson

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:

PHOTOGRAPHER Lisa King

• School buses • Teachers • Cafeterias • Heat • They should get more funding instead

ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Catherine Ackerman ADVERTISING SALES REPS James Corea, Kerri Gilmour, Pat Jacques, Susan Nikula, Sanjay Sharma, Bentley Yamaura

Vote at www.thenownews.com

SALES SUPPORT Daaniele Sinclaire

LAST WEEK’S QUESTION:

Should MLAs Jenny Kwan and Linda Reid resign?

AD CONTROL Elayne Aarbo

Yes, they both misspent public funds 37% Yes, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg 47% I can see both sides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3% No, they both paid the funds back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7% No, mistakes happen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%

Book by

THOMAS MEEHAN

CLASSIFIED SUPERVISOR Dawn James CLASSIFIED REPS Darla Burns, John Taylor ACCOUNTING Judy Sharp

Music by

CHARLES STROUSE

Lyrics by

MARTIN CHARNIN

don’t wait til “tomorrow” – buy your tickets today! Directed and Choreographed by

VALERIE EASTON

Musical Direction by

JAMES BRYSON

APRIL 10 – 26

Massey Theatre 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster

masseytheatre.com

604.521.5050 Free Parking

David Cooper Photography

Re: “Say goodbye to suburban sprawl,” opinion column, Wednesday, March 26. Mr. Claxton make some interesting points but he is a bit confused about suburbs. “Urbs” refer to a city with a long history. “Sub” means below … as in less important, actually meaning that a suburban town has a much shorter history than the old town. Suburbs, even centuries-old ones, have always been cities in their own right, with a council, etc. My birthplace was originally a Celtic fishing village, first settled around 300 BC and continually inhabited since. It has been surrounded by other towns of various sizes for a couple of centuries and cannot grow in any direction, including vertically, as (besides the fact that the town is a protected heritage site) many Europeans aren’t keen on living in very tall buildings. Especially in old towns where there are still single family houses with a small garden within walking distance of the heart of downtown. In both London and Paris the middle class (families with a business, employees and at least two homes, each with full-time house-

hold help) the upper-middle class (very wealthy but not aristocrats) and the aristocrats have not left the old city. In Paris they live in big apartments from the 18th or 19th centuries, with high ceilings (12 feet and up). In London they live in houses, with small gardens, in the posh west side. When wealthy people in Paris and London want quiet surroundings they retire to their country estates … a few hours away. London has pretty much the same density as Vancouver but there are few very tall residential high-rises, 15 storeys is pretty much the maximum. In Paris (the historical city within a circular freeway) the density is about four to five times the density in Vancouver, but most older residential buildings are around six to seven storeys (the height of eight to 10 stories in Vancouver) with some new buildings around 12 to 15 stories. There are, so far, very few residential buildings around 15 to 20 stories. Same thing in Tokyo, Osaka, etc., where there are many single-family houses a walking distance from, or even in, downtown. J-L Brussac Coquitlam

9

Julia MacLean

WHAT EXACTLY ARE SUBURBS?

THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014


10

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

NEWSN0W

RCMP seeking ‘Junior Mountie’ recruits BOOT CAMPS, AIMED AT KIDS 9 THROUGH 14, WILL RUN THIS SUMMER IN COQUITLAM

Jeremy DEUTSCH

For some, it’s a dream to be on the right side of the law and become a police officer.

jdeutsch@thenownews.com

City of Coquitlam

Schedule of Meetings City Hall - 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam

Monday, April 7, 2014 Council-in-Committee

2:00 p.m.

Closed Council

7:00 p.m.

members of the Kwikwetlem First Nation. The academy runs from Aug. 11 to 15 at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex. “Watching the pride and confidence grow within the children over just five short days is amazing,” academy organizer Nicole Cairns said in a press release. “They might come to the camp to learn a bit about what it is police do, but as

courtesy of:

Council Chambers

Dr. Myrna Pearce, Dr. Candace Woodman and Dr. Felix Wu

Watch Live Broadcasts of Coquitlam Council Meetings or Archived Video from Meetings Previously Webcast The City of Coquitlam offers a video streaming service that makes Regular Council Meetings, Council-inCommittee Meetings and Public Hearings accessible online at www.coquitlam.ca/webbroadcasts. Agendas for the Regular Council and Council-in-Committee Meetings will be available on the Council Agendas page of the City’s website by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the scheduled meetings. coquitlam.ca

@cityofcoquitlam

/cityofcoquitlam

they spend each day working side by side with the RCMP members, they seem to realize a bit more what they are capable of and just how important they are in our community. “Just as I have the kids and their parents contacting me in advance to sign up for the camp, I also have the members doing the same thing. “I really couldn’t tell you who gets the most out of

(: all smiles :)

Council Committee Room

* A Closed Council meeting will convene immediately following adjournment of the Council-in-Committee Meeting.

Regular Council

Council Committee Room

This summer, Tri-Cities kids will once again have the opportunity to try a career in policing on for size at a Junior Mountie “boot camp.” Applications are being accepted for the fourthannual Coquitlam Junior Mountie Police Academy. The five half-day course is offered free of charge to children living in Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, as well as to

Call us today

604.552.9700

2203-2850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam www.ontrackdental.com

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day

this.” Cadet applicants must be students aged nine to 11 before Aug. 1, 2014. Corporal applicants must be students aged 12 to 14 before Aug. 1, 2014, who have already successfully completed the Coquitlam Junior Mountie Police Academy. A hand-written, non-typed, 200-word essay explaining “why you would be a good leader” is required as part of an application. Previous academy attendees may also participate in this year’s camp. Applications are available at the Coquitlam RCMP’s main detachment, located next to City Hall at 3000 Guildford Way, and at any of the community police stations in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, or by sending an e-mail request. Completed, signed applications must be received no later than May 23 at one of the locations or e-mailed to coquitlam_jr_mountie@ rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Cadets and corporals who have been accepted into the program will be notified of their status by phone no later than June 13. twitter.com/jertricitiesnow

JULY 1, 2014 TOWN CENTRE PARK

CELEBRATE

and get involved!

BECOME A SPONSOR!

SELL YOUR FOOD!

Big, small and custom sponsorship opportunities available. We welcome all local businesses to celebrate with us!

Opportunities with Taste of Coquitlam and around the festival site for local restaurants and food truck vendors.

Contact: sponsorship@coquitlam.ca

Contact: festivalsandevents@coquitlam.ca

Over 60,000 visitors!

coquitlam.ca/canadaday |

@cityofcoquitlam

|

/cityofcoquitlam


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT

KaBoom! art event ignites on Saturday

PUBLIC AUCTION Sunday April 6th, at 2pm OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF

PERSIAN: ORIENTAL CARPETS LARGE WOOL AND SILKS SILK TABRIZ, KASHAN, SHIRAZ GASHGAI, SIRJAN, SAROUG, CHOBI, NAIN, TRIBAL BALOUCH, MOUD, ONE OF A KIND VILLAGE RUGS, MASTER WORK BY RENOWNED ARTISANS, RUNNERS, AND MANY LARGE DINING/LIVING ROOM SIZES.

John KURUCZ

About 130 artists are taking part in the jkurucz@thenownews.com show, and all of them are based in Port Moody A mishmash of sound, spontaneity and style or have some tie to the City of the Arts. The is coming to Port Moody. range of artists involved covThe inaugural KaBoom! art ers a wide spectrum of both gathering is slated for Saturday, visual and performing arts: musicians, sculptors, painters, April 5 in the Galleria at Port dancers and more. Moody City Hall. As a spectator, And while the full roster of Though some details are puryou will be artists won’t be disclosed until posely being kept under wraps, surrounded by show time, organizers have the event is being likened to a revealed that former Canadian 1960s “art happening,” where a number of Idol contestant Frankie Cena organized, artistic chaos will be things. will serve as the “ringmaster,” the order of the day. or emcee, for the evening. “It will seem spontaneous to –Rose Kapp, Other musicians include everybody, but we’ve got the Kaboom! Event Greg Drummond, Deanna planning well in hand,” said Coordinator Wong and Chris Macbeth, event coordinator Rose Kapp. while the Caulfield School of “The whole idea is that it’s not your typical art show, it’s not a trade show Dance and Rebel Haunt Theatre group will and it’s not a staged event. As a spectator, you represent the performing arts. will be surrounded by a number of things.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

VIEW FROM 1 PM, AUCTION STARTS 2 PM

A large wholesaler of fine Persian & Oriental carpets is now insolvent. Their assets are to be sold by auction.

Port Moody Recreation Complex (Wellness Room) 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody

Terms: Cash, Visa, MC, Amex, and certified cheques. 15% Buyers premium plus GST/PST in effect. Some items in advertisement are subject to prior sales/error/omissions. Security on premises. All sales are final. For more info call 6048086808. Licensed auctioneers.

p

to

R Readers Readers Cho Read

Readers R Reader Readers Cho Rea Reade Readers Choice Co

Congratulations Reade

Jason Griffin!

Grand Prize Winner of The TriCities NOW

Readers Choice Contest

The Second Annual Heart of Hawthorne Foundation Valentine’s Gala on February 14, 2013 was an outstanding success raising over $30,000

s C

e e o C

• Tri-Cities NOW • Rowena’s Inn & Sandpiper Resort • PoCo Inn & Suites • Erskine Print Management • On Track Management • Vancit\ Credit Union • Lori Pappajohn-Harpist • Michael Socher and Band The Aviar\ • RBC Ro\al Bank • PoCo Kinsmen Club • DMCL • Gordon Food Services • Rob\n Jones • Abe De\ • Jackie Angel• Brian and Dot Koch / DB Performing Arts • Hawthorne Seniors’ Communit\ Care • Coquitlam Florists • Davies Pharmac\ • Gillnetter Pub • Wa\ne Moser • BMO Bank of Montreal • Westminster Savings Credit Union • Forensic Ps\chiatric Hospital • Gala Chair, Bonnie Van Drimmelen • Emcee: Kaitl\n Herbst, Global TV • Ma\or: Greg Moore Guest Auctioneer • Heart of Hawthorne Gala Committee and Volunteers

BE SURE TO MARK

Jason (left) is pictured here with Tri-Cities NOW Advertising Consultant, James Corea

NExT yEAR’S GALA IN yOUR CALENDAR SATURDAy, FEBRUARy 14, 2015

Pamper yourself on a luxurious 11 day guided tour of New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Sept 24 to Oct 3, 2014 | Prices start at ONLY $2295, incl. airfare

Incredible India Info Sessions April 9, 2014 • April 30, 2014 5:15pm to 6:15pm 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Reserve your space now. Contact Bestway Tours at 604.264.7378 or call Andrea at the Tri-Cities Chamber at 604.464.2716

11


12

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Three Course Italian Dinner for Two People at Aldo’s Pasta Bar & Ristorante, New Westminster

$30 Worth of Italian Food at Aldo's Pasta Bar & Ristorante, New Westminster

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT

$25 BUY! $15 BUY!

UP TO 55% OFF! BUY ONLINE

SocialShopper.com

Art event features wide range of talent

CONT. FROM PAGE 11

The Port Moody Arts Centre and Port Moody Station Museum will also have hands-on, participatory displays. “We’ve got this amazing group of talented people in Port Moody — we want to tell you about it, and we want to do it in a fun way so that everyone has a great time,” Kapp said. “The amount of genres covered is amazing. We have performing artists, literary artists and even things you might not consider art or art related.” The three-hour event will feature new performances every 10 minutes, with a flash mob-like feel to them. Overhead projectors will also be displaying imagery and works of participating artists on the roof of the Galleria. Outside of the performances themselves, another key element to KaBoom! is the accompanying program that each attendee will receive. Described as an “encyclopedia” for Port Moody artists, the program will serve as a database so that anyone —

LISA KING/NOW

The works of Port Moody potter Gillian McMillan, right, will be showcased at KaBoom!, which is being organized by Rose Kapp. To see more photos linked to Kaboom!, scan this page with Layar. curators, community groups or booking agents — can find local talent in one place. Each artist will get a set amount of space in the program to describe their artistic forte and vision statement, while also providing samples of their work and contact info. “That was a bit of a problem for us in putting this together, in that artists are notorious for not promoting themselves very well.

“We couldn’t even find contact info in some cases,” Kapp said. “So we wanted to do some sort of database that nurtures collaborations and opportunities for artists.” KaBoom! kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Galleria at Port Moody City Hall. The event is free, but spectators are asked to pre-register at www. portmoody.ca/KaBoom.

2014-2015 Budget Process

How are school board budgets determined?

How can my voice be heard in the budget process?

How will this affect my school?

You talk. We’ll listen. The Coquitlam Board of Education is enhancing the budget process for the 2014-2015 year. The new process will include providing multiple opportunities for public input, starting in April once Ministry funding has been announced. Townhall Meeting on April 1, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Winslow Centre - Gymnasium, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Open House on April 8, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Winslow Centre - Gymnasium, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Board Meeting on April 8, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. at Winslow Centre - Gallery Room, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Board Meeting on April 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Winslow Centre - Gallery Room, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Twitter Chat on April 15, 2014 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with @TheTriCitiesNow and @sd43bc Board Meeting on April 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Winslow Centre - Gallery Room, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Learn more at www.sd43.bc.ca/budget

Phone: 604-939-9201

@sd43bc #sd43budget


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

.

Extra Lean Ground Beef All Size Packages Regular Retail: $5.59–$5.89/lb, $12.32–$12.98/kg

On Sale

*S AME IT EM OF EQ LE SS ER VA LU UA L OR E.

Island Farms Ice Cream

Original, Sherbet Vanilla Plus or Frozen Yogurt Selected 1.65L Regular Retail: $7.99 Each On

Assorted 500g Regular Retail: $5.49 Each

Astro Yogurt

On Sale

Sliced White or Crimini Grown in BC 8oz./227g Pack Regular Retail: $2.99–$3.49 Each

On Sale

Sale

Tribal Java Organic Fair Trade Coffee Roasted in BC Assorted 454g Regular Retail: $14.99 Each

*SAM E ITEM OF EQUA LESS ER VALU L OR E.

Pacific Cod Portions Frozen 1lb/454g Pack Regular Retail: $10.99 Each

On Sale

*SAM E ITEM OF EQUA LESS ER VALU L OR E.

On Sale

*SAM E ITEM OF EQUA LESS ER VALU L OR E.

Specials in Effect to Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Enthusiastic people are needed at our Coquitlam store to take and shop orders for customers in need. Interested? Call 250

On Sale

*SAM E ITEM OF EQUA LESS ER VALU L OR E.

*SAM E ITEM OF EQUA LESS ER VALU L OR E.

*SAM E ITEM OF EQUA LESS ER VALU L OR E.

Selected 650–750g Regular Retail: $4.29 Each

All Seasons BC Organic Mushrooms

Adams Peanut Butter

544 1234 . 1 800 667 8280 or email sendial@thriftyfoods.com

13


14

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT

Young friends find film-making success

T

wo ambitious Vancouver filmmakers, Derek Lee and Cliff Prowse, travelled

See our

*in selected areas

to Western Europe to film a travelogue of their friendship. One of them sleeps with a French girl and contracts a peculiar and super-

natural disease. Did it really happen? Perhaps. Is it all true? Maybe. Lee and Prowse have tackled their supernatural

flyer y in today’s y p paper...

Y HOT BU

$

778

r tminste ns Wes Simmo op Queen Set T Pillow cket rest Po s Beauty • Famou ory foam stem d mem Coil Sy posturize e siv oe Vera • Exclu with Al infused • Fabric 74.47 Twin $5 80.85 Full $6 31.91 ,0 King $1

rices, titors’ p compe r u o h matc nteed. n’t just We wo t them! Guara a e b l ’l we

! uesday T s d n TCH E A M & X MI

Get the

details

in-store

and a gre

at price.

CINEPHILIA

Joshua Cabrita subject by utilizing the gimmicky found-footage genre (notable entries being Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project). “We wanted to take a horror movie and drop it into our actual lives,” Prowse said. But unlike most of these films they desired to be “very strict” and stay “within [their] own rules.” They believe that too often this breed does not justify the happenings on screen. Audience members find themselves crying out “Put the camera down and run!” or “Why in the world are you still filming even after some otherworldly being has cut off nearly all of your limbs?” To contrast a common trope, “We wanted to be extremely diligent and hard on ourselves to justify why the characters were shooting what they were seeing,” Lee explained. The directors, screenwriters and lead actors of Afflicted — a Canadian horror movie that opens wide in theatres today (Friday) — wanted to make a film

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Cliff Prowse and Derek Lee, who didn’t attend film school, have released a feature-length film that’s receiving critical acclaim. It opens today (Friday). that felt real in every aspect. They felt the most fitting method would be to film in a mockumentary format and utilize the gimmicky, shakycam style. They thought it would not hinder their intent but amplify its poignancy. In Afflicted, Lee and Prowse play themselves. The directors attended Winston Churchill Secondary, where they built their friendship and their adoration for filmmaking. A remarkable aspect about both is that neither of them went to film school. “We’re both self-taught and basically started making movies when we were 16 with our friends and slowly built up our technical knowhow from there,” Prowse

To watch a trailer for this film, scan this page with

said. And now they have collaborated on a film that has received critical acclaim and is sure to be a box office success (the film was shot on location in Western Europe and cost only $300,000). The sentiment of the film derives from Lee and Prowse’s real-life friendship and so does their grandiose achievement of releasing a feature-length film. The directors want you to leave Afflicted believing the relationships are real and that the horror could be, too.

Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project Construction Along Pinetree Way from Barnet Highway to Guildford Way The public is advised that significant construction activity will occur along the Pinetree Way corridor as work progresses on the Evergreen Line stations and elevated guideway and the roadway. Drivers should expect lane shifts, short-term lane closures and new pedestrian routes, and may want to add a few minutes to anticipated travel times, especially during rush hours. The north bound bus stop at Glen Drive will be closed and pedestrian routes will also change during construction. To ensure safety, pedestrians are asked to use caution and follow designated routes. A pedestrian route map and construction and traffic updates are posted on the project website at www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption and maintain access for businesses and residents. If you have questions or concerns, please call the 24/7 Traffic Information Line at 604 927-2080. For more information, you can visit the Evergreen Line Project Office at 2900 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e-mail info@evergreenline.gov.bc.ca or telephone 604 927-4452 5 . Join the conversation on our Facebook page, or follow on Twitter: @TranBC #evergreenlinebc


today’sdrive

THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

15

Need a new mechanic? Ask these questions first

AVOID UNPLEASANT SURPRISES BY GETTING THE FACTS

Few decisions weigh as heavily on automobile owners as their choice of mechanic. A good mechanic goes a long way toward ensuring drivers and their passengers stay safe on the road and that those drivers’ vehicles perform at their peak for years to come. That’s an important role to play, and it’s why many drivers acknowledge that choosing a mechanic is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Rest assured you don’t need to be a car guy or gal to find a trustworthy and talented mechanic. You might just need to open a dialogue with a prospective mechanic, discussing a handful of topics that can help you feel more comfortable and know you have made the right choice in automotive service provider once a final decision has been made.

Certification Certification can go a long way toward helping drivers find mechanics they can trust. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was founded in 1972 and continues to work to improve the quality of automotive service and repair by testing automotive technicians and certifying those who live up to or exceed ASE standards. An ASE-certified technician should have his or her credentials readily available to prospective customers, and these cre-

dentials list each professional’s area of certification. When shopping for a new mechanic, make sure he or she is certified. In addition, discuss with the mechanic his or her work history, including any additional areas of expertise.

Pricing policies Many mechanics offer free estimates, but that should not be taken for granted. When bringing a car in for an estimate, drivers should confirm with the mechanic who will conduct the examination if the estimate is free or if they will be charged an inspection fee. In addition to any fees regarding estimates, drivers should also inquire about labour costs and the payment policies at the facility. Labour can be quite expensive, so it’s best that you know these rates in advance of any repairs being conducted on your vehicle. It’s also important to get a rundown of the company payment policies, especially if your vehicle is in need of potentially costly repairs. You don’t want the bill to shock you once the work has been completed, so don’t hesitate to be inquisitive before leaving a car at the garage.

Parts Replacing parts on a vehicle is a cause for concern for many drivers, and right-

fully so. Consumer advocacy groups have exposed many mechanics who pass off used auto parts as new parts, charging their customers new part prices along the way. While there’s no way drivers can guarantee they won’t fall victim to such criminal behaviour, they can inquire about company policies regarding vehicle parts. Does the garage even install used parts? If so, do they let drivers choose either new or used parts before any work is done? If the garage only uses new parts, ask for parts with solid warranties, so if the part must be replaced, you won’t have to pay for it again.

Documentation The preowned vehicle market is thriving, and drivers who take care of their vehicles have earned the right to reap their rewards for being good owners when it comes time to sell the car. When interviewing prospective mechanics, ask if they are willing to provide detailed documentation of any work they do on your vehicle. Such documentation can then be shared with prospective buyers when you want to sell the car, and it also serves as a way to keep the garage accountable for all the work they have done on the car throughout your relationship. —MetroCreative

METROCREATIVE

Ask about pricing policies, especially for labour, before leaving your car with a new mechanic.

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS FREE HONDA WIPER INSERTS

with any service over $250

Not combinable with any other coupon. Expires April 30th

Unbeatable prices

$10 off (Labour only)

ALL SEASON TIRES LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED! We offer a huge selection of Winter Tires. We’ve done the shopping for you, visit us at www.westwoodhonda.com for price comparison.

Air And Pollen Filter Replacement

Not combinable with any other coupon. Expires April 30th


16

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

FREEFUEL-UPTO2000LITRES! NOPAYMENTSFORUPTO6MONTHS!

***

**

BRAND NEW 2013 FORD FOCUS SE SEDAN

BRAND NEW 2014 FORD FUSION S SEDAN

SYNC®

BRAND NEW 2013 FORD C-MAX SE HYBRID

SYNC®, Power Group

SYNC®, Fuel Economy 4.2L/100km

BRAND NEW 2014 FORD FUSION SE HYBRID

SYNC®, Fuel Economy 4.0L/100km

USED F150s

14,988

#133082

2013 FORD FIESTA TITANIUM HATCHBACK

#143630

23,888

$

2013 FORD FUSION SE

25,888

$

#133924

2013 FORD ESCAPE SE

Heated seats, SYNC®

29,988

$

#143638

2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM AWD

SYNC®

Leather Lea , moonroof

Navigation, leather, moonroof, backup cameras

2007 FORD RANGER SPORT 4X2 SUPERCAB

Trailer Tow Package

15,900

$

#29964699

10,900

$

2011 KIA FORTE EX SEDAN

2010 10 FORD F150 XLT 4X4 SUPER CAB

Heated seats

#27122288

11,900

$

2006 AUDI A3 WAGON 2.0T Leather, moonroof

5.4L, SYNC®, Payload Package

2013 FORD EDGE SEL AWD

Navigation, leather, moonroof, backup cameras

2009 TOYOTA MATRIX WAGON

2008 FORD F150 XLT 4X4 CREW CAB

#28192111

$

#106171XX

20,900

$

2011 11 FORD F150 XLT 4X4 CREW CAB

#11221944

13,800

$

007 MAZDA CX 2007 CX-77 SPORT AWD Fully loaded

#26966033

13,900

$

2010 010 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD SYNC®, Trailer Tow

UNDER $10,000

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2763636............................................................................ $4,900 2003 Ford Mustang Convertible Pony package 2303562................................ $6,888 2002 Ford Mustang Coupe 2203635......................................................................... $7,400 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2484674................................................................................ $7,800 2009 Hyundai Accent L Hatchback 2999704....................................................... $8,400 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan GT2 2449250..................................................... $8,600 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Wagon Leather 2564469.............................. $8,600 2007 Ford Fusion SE 2704486...................................................................................... $8,900 2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT Extended Leather, 7 passenger 2632106..... $8,900 2008 Saturn XR Hatchback 2892065 ....................................................................... $9,500 2009 Toyota Yaris LE Hatchback Leather 2999944 ........................................... $9,552 2005 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Leather, moonroof 2594611 ............................. $9,800 2009 Chevrolet Uplander LS 7 passenger 2939356 ........................................... $9,800 2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Hatchback 2852219..................................................... $9,900 2006 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Leather, moonroof 2699274 ......................... $9,900 2002 GMC Envoy SLT XL 4WD Leather, moonroof 2272079 ............................ $9,900 2008 Ford Focus SE Sedan 2802096 ........................................................................ $9,900 2007 Pontiac Vibe Hatchback 2744493 .................................................................. $9,900 2005 Ford Mustang V6 Coupe Leather 2504200 ................................................. $9,998

2012 HONDA CIVIC COUPE EX

2008 BUICK ENCLAVE CX AWD

Moonroof

7 passenger

Ecoboost, Convenience Package, Max Trailer Tow Package

#1309459

18,500

$

#1309410

2013 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWD

Navigation, leather, moonroof, backup cameras

19,800

$

#1319411

24,800

$

2013 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE Leather, 19" rims

#1309377

#1319418

26,800

$

2013 FORD ESCAPE TITANIUM 4WD Navigation, leather, moonroof, backup cameras

29,600

$

2013 FORD EDGE SPORT AWD

Navigation, leather, moonroof, backup cameras bac up ca e as

#114003XX

27,800

$

2012 12 FORD F150 XLT 4X4 CREW CAB

#27922333

13,900

$

20077 NISSAN FRONTIER SE 4X4 CREW CAB

#12165177

32,600

$

#27961244

17,900

$

Navigation, leather, moonroof

Ecoboost, Navigation, Fully Loaded

29,900

$

#1309119

30,800

$

#1319464

$

32,900

#134909X

35,900

$

sV^p 24/7 @ UXaYX[ZW^\_.`^b DL# 7485

Appointments & Directions Call Toll-Free

1-888-780-0957 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminster

Kirk McLean’s Preferred Car Dealer

All prices plus dealer doc. 0f $499, does not include dealer doc. of $99, taxes or levy. *All prices are net of all Ford Incentives, does not include dealer doc. of $99, taxes or levy. Vehicle may not be exactly as shown. Ad expires on April 8, 2014. **Only applies to 2013 / 2014 Brand New Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Escape, Edge, Explorer

#10194799

16,500

$

012 GMC SIERRA 2012 1500 SLE 4X2

#12980133

16,900

$

09 DODGE DAKOTA 2009 SLT LARAMIE QUADCAB Leather

Ecoboost, XTR Package, Max Trailer Tow Package

9 MERCEDES BENZ MERCEDES-BENZ 2012 FORD F150 PLATINUM 2009 C300 SPORT 4MATIC 4X4 CREW CAB

#1319339

17

#12122366

38,900

$

#29990988

23,900

$

KEY WEST DETAIL

WINDOW TINT DETAIL UP TO % DECALS WRAPS OFF

20

#12793044

19,800

$

2010 SUBARU FORESTER LIMITED AWD Navigation, leather, moonroof

#10921555

24,800

$

#29521699

19,900

$

#28944588

20100 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT 4X4 QUADCAB Trailer Tow Package

#10591788

2010 BMW 328i COUPE XDRIVE AWD

#10994222

28,900

$

17,600

$

21,800

$

2013 LINCOLN MKX AWD

Navigation, leather, moonroof

#13121266

39,900

$

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE

• • • •

30 day/2,000 km exchange no charge 6 month warranty 129 Pt insPection rePort carProof

All prices plus dealer doc. 0f $499, does not include dealer doc. of $99, taxes or levy. Vehicle may not be exactly as shown. Ad expires on April 8, 2014. ***Based on approved credit


18

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Planning a wedding? How’s your smile?

Come their wedding day, all eyes are on the happy couple as they tie the knot. This will be one of the most photographed moments in all your life, and it is customary that brides- and grooms-tobe want to look their best for their trip down the aisle, and a bright white and healthy smile goes a long way toward helping couples look their best. According to Dr. Jay Gohel, an oral health professional and expert in extreme smile makeovers, couples should schedule a professional dental hygiene appointment prior to their wedding day. During these appointments, dentists can develop a regimen that will produce the smiles couples desire for

their momentous occasion. Porcelain veneers or professional whitening may be included in the suggestions to dramatically change the appearance of teeth. If your teeth aren’t as white as they once were, you may be considering a whitening treatment. Many foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, colas, dark berries, and even chocolate, can stain the teeth over time. Certain medications also may contribute to changing the surface colour of your teeth. While there are many whitening systems available at drug stores, there are benefits to opting for a professional whitening treatment performed by a licensed dentist. For example, such a procedure is more controlled,

(: ALL SMILES :) A tooth whitening treatment before your big day can make your smile bright for wedding day photos. allowing the dentist and his staff to control the strength and the placement of the whitening product. In addition, the dentist can help control discomfort for men and women with sensitive teeth. “Office whitening is always stronger than the at-home kits,” says Dr. Gohel. In addition, an in-office whitening treatment may be condensed

Dr. Myrna Pearce, Dr. Felix Wu & Dr. Candace Woodman

Call us today

Dr. Sonia Tolusso FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

604 942 6544

604.552.9700

2203-2850 Shaughnessy St. Port Coquitlam www.ontrackdental.com

and take less time. Couples should schedule a whitening appointment at least a month before their wedding for optimal results. All treatments are different, but generally the whitening procedure involves taking pictures of your teeth before treatment to show the “before” and “after” results. Your dentist may prescribe

Celebrating 17 years of quality care in the Tricities

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME

HOURS: Tues 9-7pm; Wed 11-7pm; Thurs, Fri, & Sat 9-5pm

Suite 205-1120 Westwood Street Coquitlam (at corner of Westwood Street and Lincoln Avenue)

a special fluoride toothpaste to be used prior to the whitening procedure to reduce sensitivity. A bleaching solution is activated by a special light to promote the whitening process. The whitening sessions will be broken up into a few different visits, for a total of one hour. It is important to note that the whitening process works best on natural teeth. Crowns and bridges do not whiten the same as natural teeth because they are covered. Men and women with crowns or bridges can speak to their dentists about other options. If whitening isn’t for you at the moment, there are other options. At the very least, a professional dental cleaning can be the start to a beautiful wedding day smile. “Tooth appearance can be vastly improved with a professional cleaning,” offers Dr. Gohel. “The superficial stains can be removed, as well as plaque and tartar.” A cleaning may also improve a couple’s breath

METROCREATIVE

just in time for that important kiss. Looking beautiful isn’t only reserved for the bride and groom. Members of the bridal party and family may also want to schedule dental visits to improve their smiles. Even those who wear dentures can benefit from a dental visit prior to the wedding. “People who wear dentures should bring the dentures in to the dental office,” says Dr. Gohel. “[A dentist] can professionally clean the dentures and repair the denture if there are any chips or missing teeth. [A dentist] can also send the denture to the lab to see if a colour change is possible. Or [a dentist] can make a new set of dentures.” Improving your smile is a key component to looking polished for your wedding day and other special events. A dentist can work with you to tailor a treatment to ensure your smile attracts attention for all the right reasons on your big day. — MetroCreative

PEDIATRIC DENTAL GROUP Our certified specialists have been providing Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Treatments for over 40 years We Proudly Support Sports, Education and The Arts...

www.pdgdental.com

VANCOUVER (OAKRIDGE)

DELTA

Pediatric Dentistry: 604-263-2422 Orthodontics: 604-263-2727

Pediatric Dentistry: 604-599-9038 Orthodontics: 604-599-9036

Ste 200, South Tower 650 West 41st Ave. Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9

Unit 107, Sunshine Village 6345 120th St. Delta, BC V4E 2A6

RICHMOND

COQUITLAM

Pediatric Dentistry: 604-271-4211 Orthodontics: 604-271-4211

Pediatric Dentistry: 604-945-8978 Orthodontics: 604-945-9978

230 - 6180 Blundell Road Richmond, BC V7C 4W7

101-2973 Glen Drive Coquitlam, BC V3B 2P7

Orthodontics for all ages

• No Referrals Required • Saturday Appointments Available


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

19

Diabetes and dental health are linked

Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining oral health. In addition to preventing dental caries and removing tartar that contributes to gum disease, dental checkups can alert patients to other potential health problems. For example, symptoms of periodontal disease may be indicative of the presence of diseases that stem from outside of the mouth, including diabetes. Diabetes, a condition of uncontrolled blood sugar or insulin production, can affect many areas of the body, including the mouth. Diabetics face a high risk of oral health problems because of fluctuating levels of blood sugar, which impairs white blood cells. White blood cells are the body’s main defense against disease and are dispatched when a virus or bacteria is present. Should white blood cells be rendered less effective, the body’s defense system is compromised and infections can occur in the mouth and elsewhere. Those with diabetes may complain of certain oral symptoms.

more susceptible to serious gum disease, but serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes. Many people are unaware they have diabetes until an oral health exam raises a red

flag that warns of uncontrolled blood sugar. Those who are aware of their diabetes should take treatment seriously to keep blood sugar levels in check. They also should discuss their diabetes with a dentist and other oral health practitioners so that a

custom exam and screening schedule can be implemented. It is vital for diabetics to maintain oral health to reduce the risk of infections of the mouth that can spread elsewhere throughout the body. — MetroCreative

METROCREATIVE

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a decrease in saliva. Uncontrolled diabetes can result in a decrease in saliva flow, which leads to dry mouth. Saliva is important to wash away bacteria in the mouth. Gum inflammation can occur because diabetes causes blood vessels to thicken, slowing the flow of waste and nutrients from bodily tissues. An increase in bacteria and the compromised state of white blood cells makes for the perfect environment for periodontal disease.

Furthermore, uncontrolled diabetes can make it more difficult for the mouth and other areas of the body to heal. Therefore, there may be recurrent mouth infections, sores and other symptoms of irritation. Thrush, a condition of overabundant yeast in the body that can cause white patches and soreness in the mouth, is also more prevalent among diabetics. The American Diabetes Association says that not only are people with diabetes

• Are you unsatisfied with your dentures?

Welcome

Dr. Janet Gordon

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

• Unable to chew? • Unhappy with the looks?

Evening & Weekend Appointments Available!

DENTURE WEARERS! COME IN AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION AND DENTURE CARE PACKAGE FREE!

PORT COQUITLAM DENTURE CLINIC Unit 3-1471 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam

604.464.7779

Adil Shivji Registered Denturist

Dr. CAROL L. THORPE Inc.

#121 - 3030 Lincoln Avenue, Coquitlam (604) 552-9500

...where your smile goes a long way

Planning for your retirement? How much will good dental health cost when you retire?

1 block from Coquitlam Centre

www.drcarolthorpe.ca Call us now to discuss your dental needs!

Just like your investments, your dental health takes planning too. Often it can take over a year to get your smile ready for retirement, especially if you are working within your dental insurance limits.


20

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Isn’t it time for a fresh new look? Our Promise: Clean, Meticulous, Fast & Dependable Service

“You will be impressed”

Save 15% ON ‘‘ALL’’ SERVICES Cabinet Repainting

(Booked by April 30th)

1 Disassemble 2 Clean, sand & repair 3 2 cts Primer 4 2 Top Coat

Before

After

5

Assemble

UR O G VIN UNITY R SE MM 982 CO CE 1 SIN

Exterior Repainting

Interior Repainting

Save 15%

Save 15%

on all INTERIOR projects booked by April 15

604.728.5643

on all EXTERIOR projects booked by April 30

Robert J. OʼBrien www.pccorp.info


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

COMMUNITY&LIFE

Explore new games during TableTop Day John KURUCZ

jkurucz@thenownews.com Set your phaser to nerd and prepare to hone your inner geek — TableTop Day is coming to the Port Moody Public Library tomorrow (Saturday). Slated to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5, the event is a free celebration of contemporary gaming not found on a computer or handheld device. Instead of spending hours in front of a pixelated screen, the focus is on faceto-face interaction, problem solving and strategy in a community-like setting. “You really have to engage with people because TableTopping is really social at its core,” said Corene Maret Brown, a youth services librarian. “You sit down and you engage with people, so it’s a really good activity to bring people together.” The TableTop phenomenon was brought to prominence by the Geek & Sundry Internet community, and was propped up by actors Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton. Last year’s TableTop Day featured more than 3,000 events across the globe. And while it may sound like TableTop

WEEKEND WARRIORS: SCOTTSDALE EDITION by Sarah Bancroft

From celebrity sushi to Frank Lloyd Wright, we know how to pack it in. We toured the architect’s famous winter home and architecture school Taliesin West, which takes you into all the buildings of this monument to Early Modernism. Read the full Arizona itinerary (which includes where to stay, dine, spa and hike) at www.vitamindaily.com and check back next week for Day 2. TRAVEL & LEISURE CHUNG CHOW/NOW

AN UNEXPECTED MUSE

Kids Mycah and Nyla, both 6, with moms Catalina Baciu and Rani Chahal, check out some of the games at the Port Moody Public Library, supplied by the Village Toy Shop for Saturday’s TableTop Day. activities are for kids only, Maret Brown suggests that’s not the case. “It’s really taken off with the 20- and 30-something age group as well,” she said. “You don’t need a skill level to bring to it because the games are fundamentally about fun, conversation and community building.” Featured games include Tsuro, Settlers of Catan,

Ticket to Ride, Resistance and Pandemic. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own games. “They are super addictive — if you play Ticket to Ride once, your life will be changed,” said Maret Brown. “It’s good for the whole family and we’ll have games for the very little ones, all the way up to those who are young at heart.”

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

SHARE Family & Community Services started as the SHARE’d Treasures Thrift Store over 40 years ago?

STOP IN AND CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR WEEKLY

50% OFF SPECIALS

STORE HOURS EFFECTIVE APRIL 1/14 MONDAY & TUESDAY 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. SUNDAY NOON 4:00 p.m.

by Adrienne Matei

Vancouver’s become the “It Girl” of spring fashion, with trends like Tom Ford’s SS ‘14, which glamorously confronts an distinctly localized vision of danger via mirror-y, shard-smattered dresses. Don this dress and you won’t be able to sit down—but you will look like False Creek at sunset, which is amazing. Find more Vancouverinspired fashion trends at www.vitamindaily.com. FASHION & SHOPPING

SAY MY NAME by Adrienne Matei

Until May 18, Westbank is presenting “Gesamtkunstwerk: A Curated Exhibition on Architecture and City-Building Ready to Engage the Public”—an open-access, multi-media exhibition of the project’s architectural and engineering plans, building models and illustrations of commissioned public art. “Life as a total work of art”—the concept is prettier than the word. Learn more on the Editor’s Diary at www.vitamindaily.com/vancouver/blog. ARTS & CULTURE

PALETTE PERFECTION by Christine Laroche Despite the fact that we have drawers teeming with eyeshadowcolour options, we always return to a handful of go-to hues. At $85, NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette from Nars is, admittedly, a bit of a splurge, but if it means purging 95 per cent of our unused collection, it’s 100 per cent worthwhile. Get more beauty tips at www.vitamindaily.com.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE www.sharesociety.ca 2404 St. Johns Street, Port Moody 604-931-5510

HEALTH & BEAUTY @vanvitamindaily

Pinterest.com/vitamindaily

Facebook.com/vitamin.daily

@vitamindaily

21


22

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

COMMUNITY&LIFE

Deadheading is the key to ongoing blooms

“I am new to the West Coast. My new home has a potential flower garden which is two feet deep and around 20 feet long and faces south. So far I have planted one blueberry bush and a few daffodil bulbs. I work long hours so by the time I get the laundry, cleaning and groceries done, it’s time to go back to work. What sort of perennials are hardy and slug resistant yet bloom most of the summer with minimal maintenance?” Janet Coquitlam

BRANCHING OUT Anne Marrison

There are perennials that flower almost all summer with very little maintenance. Watering in dry spells is essential for some — but the real key to continuous bloom

Girl Guide Cookies On Sale Now Cookie sales help girls try exciting activities Girl Guides throughout the Lougheed area are selling cookies over the next few weeks. At only $5.00 a box, Girl Guide cookies are a delicious way to make a difference in the lives of girls locally and across the country. Each box of cookies sold supports effective and meaningful Girl Guide programs and community based activities offering girls opportunities to discover new interests, form lasting friendships and develop leadership and life skills through experience, challenge and adventure. This important fundraiser helps to provide girls with the tools they need to be confident, courageous and resourceful – capable of achieving greatness in every area of their life. “Girl Guide cookies are a tasty Canadian tradition since 1927.

Classic cookies on sale now

1.800.565.8111 bc-girlguides.org

Meconopsis cambrica is unusual among perennial poppies because it produces its yellow (sometimes orange) flowers all summer and into frost season with very little deadheading. But deadhead anyway. It’s seed heads spawn endless progeny and those long taproots are impossible to remove. So pretty/so reliable/so invasive! The daisy family tends to be long-flowering. One of the longest and brightest sequences is the yellow, brown and orange mixes of Gaillardia often combined in each flower). Echinacea is another

Noah HugoCook Ito

receives a yummy $15 abc breakfast gift voucher. Congratulations on a job well done!

Carrier of the Week

sponsored by

When you buy a box of Girl Guide cookies, you’re buying more than just a cookie. Cookie sales help girls of all ages try exciting activities, develop leadership skills and participate in dynamic community service projects,” says Colleen Kellner, Cedar Shadows District Commissioner and Lions Area Representative. Today’s girls can learn about global and cultural awareness, career exploration, science and technology and the arts. They work on environmental projects and explore important issues such as cyber-bullying, self-esteem and body image, and develop the skills needed to speak out and take action on issues that are important to them. Guiding enables girls to be confident, courageous and resourceful, and to make a difference in the world. For more information including registration visit www.girlguides.ca or call 1-800-565-8111.

It’s Cookie Time!

Your purchase helps support girl greatness!

is regular deadheading. Once a plant sets seed, its life purpose is fulfilled — it doesn’t need to keep on flowering. If you never deadhead, plants may change their usual long flowering periods into short ones. If you deadhead several weeks late, plants may try to flower again, but it takes time to form buds, so you’ll get intermittent flushes of bloom. One of the blue-flowered cranes bills (botanically Geranium “Rosanne”) is reputed not to need deadheading at all. It has beautiful, prolific blooms, is dwarf and easy to obtain.

Location: 2773 Barnet Hwy. @ Lansdowne

long-blooming daisy available in pinks, white, orange and yellow. Rudbeckia contains many species of bright yellow coneflowers which bloom from July to frost. Heights range from about six feet (two metres) to just over one foot (30 cm). Knautia produces blood-red scabious blooms (there are pastel forms) all summer. It’s compact in poor soil, an untidy sprawler in rich conditions. The alliums (flowering onions) leave behind longstanding flower heads. Two of the more spectacular are Allium christophii and Allium schubertii. Globe thistles (Echinops species) have blue globes spectacular long after the flowers fade. Sea hollies Eryngium planum, for instance, has purple flowers and prominent calyxes (like a saucer under a purple cone) with metallic purple stems. Some roses are most reliable. The Flower Carpet series flowers from late spring into late fall (with deadheading). There’s a large colour

range in this series and it’s very dwarf, though it spreads widely. Garden centres offer many other landscape roses, virtually all long-flowering though mostly non-fragrant. Technically, sweet alyssum is an annual, but it covers itself with flowers (purple or white) all summer, is fragrant and seeds itself thickly year after year. It’s very short and never needs deadheading (and you wouldn’t want to anyway because it’s too fiddly). About deadheading: it’s easier if the pruners can be hidden somewhere between your gate and your house for deadheading as you approach your front door. Regular deadheading soon becomes a brief routine. It’s clean work and only a few snips each time. If you deadhead spent flowers before seed heads form, you don’t need to pick up the remains at once. Call it mulch and get it when you can. Send garden questions to Anne Marrison via amarrison@shaw.ca.

The Coquitlam Chorale presents:

ASPRINGMIX Evergreen Cultural Centre 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Please collect your breakfast reward for your job well done at the abc Restaurant on Barnet Hwy @ Lansdowne in Coquitlam - 604-474-2773 (This Location Only)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A NOW CARRIER, CALL: 604-942-3081 TODAY!

Sat, April 12th at 7:30 pm Sun, April 13th at 2:00 pm $20 Adults | $10 Students

Tickets available from Chorale members & Evergreen Cultural Centre: 604-927-6555

Musical Director: Justin

Pianist: Lorna

Yeates

Maller

All proceeds support Crossroads Hospice Society

The Chorale is thrilled to be accepting donations on behalf of our local food bank!

www.coquitlamchorale.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

ONE DAY ONLY!!

FINE ART & COLLECTIBLES SALE WILLY BLIZZARD Vancouver-based indie alt-folk trio present awesome vocal harmonies against the warmth of acoustic instruments. Willy Blizzard is riding a musical journey that spans the decades and even the centuries

The Gathering Place 1100 - 2253 Leigh Square Port Coquitlam Info: 604-945-0606 $5 admission at the door 7:00pm doors open 7:30pm open stage 9:00pm feature performer

www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca/coffee THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Coffee by Starbucks Shaughnessy

SATURDAY,APRIL 12, 2014

Limited edition prints, original paintings, vintage toys, vinyl records, jewellery and so much more will adorn our store for the second annual Fine Art and Collectibles Sale. Don’t miss it. HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm Thrift Thursday open until 7pm Super Savings Saturday (first Saturday of each month) 2780 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam, BC V3H 1W4

604-949-0459

www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca/store


today’shomes

THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

FRID inf IN I IN I CC PP

Restore dead grass with simple fixes A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating. But as unsightly as dead grass can be, addressing it and restoring the dead patches can be somewhat simple. Before you can restore grass, however, you must first identify the source of the problem. Grass often dies because of urine damage, which is typically characterized by a dead spot surrounded by otherwise green grass. Grub infestation might be at fault when dead grass appears, and such an infestation often produces patches of light brown grass that are scattered throughout the lawn. It’s also possible that dead grass is a result of human error. If your lawn was overfertilized, then patches of grey-green grass may appear. Fungal disease

1309 HONEYSUCKLE LN, COQUITLAM $749,000

METROCREATIVE

Most patches of dead grass are caused by urine damage, grub infestation or overfertilization. is another common culprit behind dead grass, and such disease can manifest itself in different ways. Once you have identified why the grass is dead, which may require the help of a professional, then you can begin to treat your lawn.

Urine damage Urine damage is often

This beautifully updated family home in the most sought after area, has 5 bdrm, 3 bth, and is close to schools, shopping and more. Most comparable homes in the area are sold within 2 weeks. Don’t miss this one.

limited to a particular area of the grass where your family pet routinely relieves itself. Once a particular patch of grass has worn down, the pet may move on to another spot. But if you quickly notice a dead spot due to urine damage, you can train the animal to urinate elsewhere, limiting the damage it causes. When repairing the grass, CONTINUED ON PAGE 24

Public Open House, Sunday 4/6/2014 2-4 pm.

An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Affiliates, Inc. A subsidiary of The Prudential Company of America.

W: faribarocker.com E: fariba@faribarocker.com C: 604-506-6616

FIT FOR A KING Spacious master bedrooms are designed to accommodate your life, your style, even your king-sized bed.

DECK

Who says you need to be royalty to live like a king? Regan’s Walk boasts magnificent master bedrooms with 9’ ceilings and plenty of space for king-sized beds, while its gourmet kitchens are loaded with premium full-sized, stainless steel appliances. Plus, your kingdom is in the

LIVING

centre of a thriving, walkable community with Skytrain convenience just steps away.

SMART

KING-SIZE MASTER

FEATURE

1-3 BDRM HOMES NOW SELLING

DINING

THE KING-SIZE MASTER

SALES CENTRE + DISPLAY HOME

+

LINEN

KITCHEN

Soaring, 9-ft ceilings throughout your home give you the space you need to live, grow and breathe. W/D

Burquitlam Plaza 408 – 552 Clarke Rd. Coquitlam. Open Daily Noon – 5pm (except Fridays)

PANTRY M/W

ENTRY

604.492.0222 REGANSWALK.CA

Marcon Regan Homes Ltd.

E LAKE AV REGAN AVE

BURQUITLAM STATION

NORTH RD

DW

COMO

RD

BEDROOM

CL A RK E

N0.2

Construction has started, don’t miss your chance to step up to smart living.

SALES CENTRE

SMITH AVE

COTTONWOOD AVE

23


24

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

today’shomes

FRID

Our Custom Blend Mortgage is made just the way you want it.

inf II IN I

Consult a professional for expert lawn advice

CONT. FROM PAGE 23

dig a hole that’s roughly four inches deep and fill it with fresh soil until it’s level with the soil surrounding the dead patch. Then you can sprinkle seed on top of the freshly laid soil and water the spot. Grass should grow in and stay green so long as you prevent further urine damage.

Insect damage Addressing dead spots caused by insect damage can be a little more complicated, and some homeowners may prefer to hire a professional.

If you want to handle the problem on your own, apply pesticide to the affected areas so the insects behind the problem are killed. Once the insects are no more, cut the grass, raking the affected area to remove the dead grass and any additional debris. Scatter grass seed over the affected areas and then apply an appropriate fertilizer and water immediately. Professionals may know just the right fertilizer for your lawn, so even if you want to go it alone, visit a local lawn care centre to ask for advice about addressing your particular problem.

KERRISDALE ANTIQUES FAIR 250 tables and booths of Antiques & Vintage Collectibles under one roof!

April 12 & 13 • 10am - 5pm Kerrisdale Arena 5670 East Boulevard at 41st Avenue, Vancouver Admission $7 at door • Free Parking • Snack Bar Info • 604.980.3159 • www.21cpromotions.com

Fertilizer damage

Fertilizer damage can also prove difficult to address, as applying fresh seeds too soon can kill any freshly growing seedlings. So grass that has been damaged by overfertilization must first be allowed to fully die. Once that has happened, the grass can be cut and any remaining debris or dead grass can be removed. Seed can then be scattered, and you can even add some additional soil before laying down an appropriate amount of fertilizer and watering the lawn immediately. If you don’t trust yourself to use fertilizer correctly, then hire a professional to do the job for you. This will cost a little more, but you likely won’t wake up to more dead patches of grass down the road. Dead grass can be unsightly and turn an otherwise lush lawn into a patchy eyesore. But addressing dead grass can be easy and can quickly restore a lawn to its green grandeur. —MetroCreative

OVER 90% SOLD Paired homes that look and feel like a single family home

Talk to us today about a mortgage that is created by you, for you.

/0417=! +=515#:9 ' 3;0#! 6#7;$ ' 25!=*.$*25!= 30;0:= ' -( 7" -, <7) &5!= 8"%=9

3, 4 and 5 Bedroom Duplex Homes from 2,039 to 2,902 Sq.Ft. Starting from $619,900

PLUS $1,000 move in bonus

PRESENTATION CENTRE AND 3 DISPLAY HOMES #107 – 3458 Burke Village Promenade, Coquitlam, BC Open Daily 12-5 pm (Except Fridays) 604-916-8805 | secretridge.ca

604 517 0100

wscu.com/blend

CC PP

MISSIONGROUP.CA

A MISSION GROUP COMMUNITY

This is not an offering for sale. Such an offering can only be made with a disclosure statement E.&O.E.


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

RD E RK LA C

TO SFU

NORTH ROAD

COMO LAKE AVE

TO HWY 1

25


26

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

CALENDAR

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Society hosts its third

annual gala night at 6:30 p.m. in the Mike Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Catered dinner, bar service, silent auction, live entertainment and more. Tickets cost $44.80 and can be purchased online or by calling 604-617-5216. Info: 778-322-6660 or corybonter@yahoo.ca.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

12th Coquitlam Scouts hold a bottle drive in the Austin Heights/Cape Horn areas from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pickup area is from King Albert Avenue, south to Cape Horn Avenue, west to Montgomery Street and east to Mariner Way. Donations can be left on your doorstep, in bags or in boxes marked “12th Coquitlam” if you’re not at home. Info: 604-937-3693. Tri-City Wordsmiths hold their next meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., in Port Coquitlam. The presentation will be a combination book launch and mini workshop with Florida Ann Town, a Port Coquitlam author who recently released her latest book, On The Rim. Info: 604-4752875 or pandorabee1@gmail.com. Metro Vancouver parks staff hosts a fresh air hike through Minnekhada Regional Park for those aged 13 and up from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hike past quiet marshes and through lush rainforests to the high knoll. This is a moderately strenuous hike with some steep sections of trail and natural rock step. Cost: $3.35/ youth/senior, $5.50/adult. Pre-registration required. Info: www. metrovancouveronline.org or 604-432-6359, use barcode 5591. 1st Port Coquitlam Scout Group holds a bottle drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kilmer Elementary, 1575 Knappen St. in PoCo. Call 604-970-2579 for assured pickup. Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch, offers Family Story Time from 11 to 11:30 a.m., and from 1:30 to 2 p.m., at 1169 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes for the whole family offered each Saturday until May 24. Info: 604-554-7334.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6 Glen Pine 50-Plus Society holds its annual Spring Fashion

Show and Tea from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt. in Coquitlam. Featured fashions from Berit Boutique, Creekside Fashions, Jones International of New York and Mr. Big and Tall. Cost: $8 for members, $13 for non members. Info: 604927-6940. RCCG Trinity Chapel hosts a free monthly Thanksgiving lunch from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 1932 Cameron Ave. in Port Coquitlam. Food hampers will also be available. Info: 604-474-3131 or rccgtrinitychapel.com. Burke Mountain Naturalists host a “Backyard Walk” on the Riverview Hospital grounds starting at 1 p.m. Wear waterproof boots and dress appropriately. Meet at 1 p.m on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young building for a two-to-three-hour walk. For a site map, visit www.rhcs.org. Info: 604-290-9910.

MONDAY, APRIL 7

Dogwood Pavilion kicks off a seven-week ballroom dancing course at 12:15 p.m. at 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Dance instructor Kathy Bramley heads up the beginner’s courses, which are meant to improve physical health, flexibility, agility and strength. Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha-Cha and Rhumba are just a few of the dances that will be taught. The course costs $49 and pre-registration is required. Info: 604-927-4386. Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society hosts its monthly “Rhymes of Times” reminiscing session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Heritage at Leigh Square, 2100-2253 Leigh Square in PoCo. Pre-registration is required. Info: julies@pocoheritage.org or 604-927-8403.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a stamp presentation

at 7 p.m. in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. A swap and shop is slated for 7 p.m., while a presentation follows at 8. Info: 604-941-9306. SHARE Society hosts a 13-week education series around alcohol and drug use for those who have an alcohol or drug problem, and for those concerned about their use or the use of others. This week’s discussion is on “Mental illness, depression and addiction — understanding the links between the mental illness and addiction.” The session includes a video, brief presentation and

LIST YOUR EVENT:

Contact the Tri-Cities NOW

Phone: 604-444-3451 Fax: 640-444-3460 Email: events@thenownews.com

open discussion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Registration is not required. Info: 604-936-3900.

THURSDAY, APRIL 10 Women’s Connection Luncheon is slated for noon at the

Executive Plaza Inn at 405 North Rd in Coquitlam. Fashion historian Karien Edberghee will present a wedding attire fashion show, while guest speaker Joy Fera will speak to the topic of “Beyond Gold Medal Achievement.” To reserve a spot, call Frieda 604-9377198 by April 8.

ONGOING Alateen support group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St.

Andrews United Church, 2318 St. Johns St. in Port Moody. Open to teens aged 13 to 18 whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings are anonymous, confidential and closed to the general public. Info: 604-688-1716. Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. A Coquitlam group meets the last Wednesday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m.; a PoCo group meets the second Thursday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m. and a Chinese-speaking group meets the first Thursday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711. Art Focus Artists Association meets on Wednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Outlet in Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo. Artists from the Tri-Cities and beyond of all experience levels and interests gather to support each other and display their work. Demonstrations by professional artists are free to the public on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Info: 604-942-0537. Council of Senior Citizens Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Info: Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or ecbayer@shaw.ca. Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group meets at the Port Moody Social Recreation Centre. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Beach. Newcomers can register by calling Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274. Debtors Anonymous meets regularly to offer hope and recovery to debtors, compulsive spenders and underearners. Info: 604878-3328 or www.debtorsanonymous.org.

Our services help our clients

Live Life in Colour

Visit ShareSociety.ca to see how you can help!

New Beginnings Program | Senior Services | Talking Helps Program The Food Bank | Early Intervention Program | Parent Support Groups


SPORTSNOW SPORTS SHORTS TWO NAMED TO WEST

Sukh Chungh and Steve Mawa were named to Team West’s football lineup for next month’s spotlight East-West Bowl game, which is staged by Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The two Port Coquitlam natives enjoyed standout seasons with their respective university squads. Chungh, an offensive lineman at the University of Calgary, was named to the Canada West all-star team following the 2013 season. Mawa, meanwhile, has been starring with the University of B.C. since transferring two seasons ago from Santa Rosa Junior College. The sixfoot-four defensive lineman collected 17 tackles and 10 assists last year. The bowl game is part of combine week, hosted by Western University in London, Ont.

TALONS CRUISE IN CALI

A spring break trip to California’s Bay Area proved to be a great adventure for the Gleneagle Talons boys rugby team. The team, fortified by some players from Port Moody, Dr. Charles Best and Westview, sandwiched victories over PITS (31-5) and Pleasantside (29-19) around a loss to 2012 State champion Lamorinda. In the first win, senior lock Patrick Baloc led the way with a dominating performance, while Mitch Howey shredded the PITS defence. Gleneagle closed out the tour in Livermore against Pleasanton. Powered by the defensive work of Kallam Harley, Kaell Hutchinson and Baloc, the Talons forced a handful of errors that the team capitalized on. A standout all game at eight-man was Hans Stander.

STEALTH TRIP UP BANDITS

Rhys Duch tallied four times and set up four others, setting the pace in the Vancouver Stealth’s 12-8 win over the Buffalo Bandits Saturday in Langley. Deadlocked 3-3 after one quarter, the Stealth struck for four straight goals to build up a good 9-5 lead at halftime. They’d hold that margin much of the night. Netting a pair of goals and drawing six assists was Lewis Ratcliff, while Brett Bucktooth potted two goals and two helpers. Netminder and Coquitlam native Tyler Richards turned aside 35 shots on the night. At the other end, Anthony Cosmo faced 61 Vancouver shots. The Stealth’s next test comes Saturday, 7 p.m., when the Toronto Rock pay a visit to the Langley Events Centre.

THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

27

GOT SPORTS?

Contact Dan

Phone: 604-444-3094 Fax: 640-444-3460 Email: sports@thenownews.com

Express rally past Grizzlies

ONE MORE WIN WOULD LOCK UP A BERTH INTO BCHL FINAL

Dan OLSON

sports@thenownews.com After 40 minutes, the Coquitlam Express were fortunate to be in it. One period later, the home team had reversed that fortune and put the Victoria Grizzlies in a corner. The Express surged on the strength of two goals each from captain Ryan Rosenthal and Bo Pieper to best the visiting Grizzlies 6-3 Tuesday in the club’s second game of the B.C. Hockey League’s threeteam round-robin semifinal in Coquitlam. The two teams played Thursday (past the Tri-Cities NOW’s deadline) in Victoria, and a win for Coquitlam would clinch a spot in the BCHL championship final. Rosenthal’s two goals kept the club in the contest, tying the game both times as Victoria showed a lot more jump during much of the opening two periods. The 20-year-old’s second tally came with 5:04 left in the middle frame and was a product of some timely urgency. The Montvale, NJ native charged hard and forced a turnover deep in Victoria’s end that he would bang into the net, making it 2-2. Despite being outshot 23-12 over the first 40 minutes, the Express rediscovered its game — the same game that saw them bump off both Prince George and Langley in earlier rounds. They came out hard in the third, with Rosenthal nearly completing the hat trick three minutes into the period only to be turned back by Victoria goalie Nic Renyard. The Grizzlies netminder would also thwart Jace Hennig’s point-blank blast a minute later. Flashing the tenacity that made them the league’s highest-scoring team during the regular season, the Express took the lead at 5:12 when Bo Pieper broke down the left wing on a two-on-one, holding the puck all the way before snapping it low from the slot. Just 90 seconds later, he’d cash in his second tally, a centring pass from the backboards that was accidentally kicked in by Renyard. Corey Mackin, on a powerplay three minutes later, and Zach Hodder, with five minutes left, pushed Coquitlam’s lead to 6-2. The Grizzlies would net a late powerplay marker but otherwise failed to mount any serious push over the final 10 minutes. The flood of goals was a welcome sign for Coquitlam head coach Barry Wolff, who has witnessed his snipers become tentative and appear nervous around the goal to start this round. “It was huge, and they were quality goals for the most part, good shots finding the holes,” said Wolff. “We had traffic to the net, that was the big difference for us... You can’t be fussy with shot selection, just get the puck there.” Rosenthal finished with two goals and two assists, Mackin a goal and two helpers, and Adam Rockwood recorded four assists. At the other end, Gordy Defiel was sharp in turning aside 30 shots. The club’s occasional slow start is mostly attributed to the team’s lack of playoff experience, said the coach. “We’re nervous, for whatever reason. We have young kids in big roles and a lot of guys in that room haven’t been in playoffs, don’t know how to handle [it],” said Wolff. “We’re learning and hopefully

LISA KING/NOW

Nicholas Rasovic, left, and Bo Pieper celebrate Pieper’s first goal of the third period that kickstarted the Coquitlam Express’ 6-3 win over Victoria on Tuesday. To see more photos, scan this page with Layar.

learning in a hurry.” The win gives Coquitlam a 1-1 record in the three-team series, while Victoria falls to 0-2. Vernon sit first at 2-0. If Victoria won on Thursday, the Express will host Vernon on Monday (April 7), 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sports Centre.


28

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

SPORTSN0W

Adrenaline ace Cup final Don’t tell the North Coquitlam Adrenaline that seeking perfection is a folly. The Metro Women’s Div. 4 silver team held true to that goal right to the end, capturing the Silver Cup title with a 2-0 triumph over SUSC Sto:Lo last week in soccer action. North Coquitlam went a perfect 14-0 in the regular season and was 6-0 in playoffs. The two teams entered the final with different advantages — the Adrenaline outscored its opponents 52-4, while the Surrey-based rival blasted its rivals 85-8 over 14 games. It came down to goalkeeper Natasha Morin pulling out all the stops to serve up a winning formula for her North Coquitlam teammates in what evolved into a goaltenders’ duel.

Saturday April 5 @ 7pm

LISA KING/NOW

Coquitlam Reds’ pitcher Thierry Parker throws some heat to a Langley Blaze batter during Tuesday’s B.C. Premier Baseball League exhibition game at Mundy Park. To see more photos, scan this page with Layar.

Reds building right ‘attitude’

Weather permitting, the Coquitlam Reds will get in some more hardball before next week’s B.C. Premier Baseball League opener. The squad did play twice this week during the spat of fine spring sunshine, and new head coach Dave Kington said plenty was learned in the process. “The core guys on this team are so good,” said Kington. “I’m impressed with how they include everyone — I’ve been in baseball a long time and nearly every team had guys who were segregated, doing their own thing... That’s not this group.”

While Langley dominated in their exhibition test on Wednesday, Kington was pleased with the players’ composure and how the defence is shaping up. “We had Zac [Comeault] at short and Kevin [Heidema] at second and they turned a very slick double play,” he said. The other element Kington hopes to develop with his young team is a fiery attitude. “It’s important that they approach every game like ‘We need to win this game.’” The regular season kicks off Sunday, April 13 in Abbotsford.

Surefooted striker Nadia Samaei had a golden opportunity in the first half but the Sto:Lo netminder made a brilliant save. Michelle Rosenquist broke a scoreless draw midway through the second half off a scramble in front of the SUSC goal. With 10 minutes to play in regulation, Koy Tayler corralled a corner kick and drilled a rising 18-yard strike into the top of the cage. Throughout the game, Adrenaline’s defence, anchored by Sara Habibovic and Nicole Lepore, did a tremendous job reining in the swift shooting Sto:Lo strikers. The win, which marks the end of the season for North Coquitlam, gave the newly crowned champions an unblemished 20-0 record.

LTH STEAGAME E PR TIVAL FES m tre @4p ts Cen y Even e LangleFieldhous Y

VS

FREE E

NTR

Toronto Rock COLIN DOYLE

Vancouver Stealth TYLER GARRISON

#7

#91

NLL’s 2nd Leading Scorer ALL Time

Coquitlam, BC

TICKETS ON SALE NOW 1.855.985.5000

www.StealthLAX.com

SHOOTING STARS FOUNDATION PRESENTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014

HOSTED BY: LORI PAUL & DAVID WILLS

MUSICAL DIRECTORS: DAVID SINCLAIR & STEVE HILLIAM

PRODUCED BY: KENDRA SPRINKLING & JODI SMITH

Featuring:

Doors 7PM Showtime 8PM Tickets $32 + SERVICE CHARGE

AT THE DOOR TICKETS $42

RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE! R

1-855-985-5000 www.ticketmaster.ca

2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam, BC

TOM PICKETT JOANI BYE MATT ROSE & LEORA CASHE MATT LAYZELLE OLIVER CONWAY (MATINEE) WARREN DEAN FLANDEZ WILL SANDERS ROY FORBES REBECCA SHOICHET AL HARLOW (PRISM) THE SOJOURNERS AUGUST - LINDA KIDDER, KENDRA SPRINKLING BEVERLEY ELLIOTT, RAE ARMOUR DAVID STEELE TOM LANDA SHARI ULRICH CECILE LAROCHELLE DAVID WILLS KHARI McCLELLAND (STONEBOLT) CLAIRE MORTIFEE And BACKED BY A SMOKINʼ JANE MORTIFEE TWELVE PIECE BAND: MARCUS MOSELY THE SCORCHERS KIRSTEN NASH NEVER FAILS TO MAKE LORI PAUL DAWN PEMBERTON A SOUL CONNECTION!

THIS EVENT IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY: PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE SHOOTING STARS FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF DIRECT SERVICE AIDS AGENCIES

www.shootingstarsfoundation.org


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

29


30

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014


THE TRI-CITIES NOW | FRIDAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

31


32

THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

W


NO PAYMENTS FOR UPTO 6 MONTHS! 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA

2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN FULL STOW ‘N GO

$ #5154

15,995

Luxury, loaded, sunroof

32,877OR $231PMT

$

BUYS OF THE WEEK

$

103 PMT

BIG SELECTION

$ #5080

14,975

OR

$

2013 TOWN & COUNTRY

Auto, air, loaded, sport pkg.

102 PMT

#5350

2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT Auto, air, loaded, sunroof, alloys

16,988 OR $103 PMT

$ #5377

2012 NISSAN XTERRA 4WD

2013 VW PASSAT

Auto, air loaded, CD

35,995

23,877 OR $169 PMT

$ #4723

2008 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER #4650 ................................. $14,877 2003 NISSAN XTERRA #5381 ......................... $7,995

2013 MAZDA 6

Auto, air, loaded, CD

18,795 OR $128PMT

$ #5099

Auto, air, fully loaded, CD

$ #5239

15,997 OR $103 PMT

2012 TOYOTA COROLLA Auto, air, fully loaded

$ #5129

23,995

OR

$

13,995 OR $89PMT

$

14,695 OR $96 PMT

2001 DODGE DURANGO #8215 ....................... $4,995

2006 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE #8222 ................... $7,877

2003 FORD TAURUS #1568 ........................... $2,995

2001 DODGE RAM SLT #8382......................... $6,877

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONV. #3002 ............................................ $5,995

2000 NISSAN PATHFINDER #4607 ................... $2,995

2000 VW CABRIO CONV #0547 ....................... $5,995

2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 XCAB 4WD #8718 ...... $15,995

2008 CHEVY IMPALA #5308........................... $5,895

2001 OLDS INTRIGUE #0640 ................................. $1,495

1997 FORD F150 #5399 ............................... $1,995

2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4WD #5044 .......... $11,995

2006 FORD E350 CUBE DIESEL #4879 ............ $17,877

2012 TOWN & COUNTRY #5312 .................... $19,995

1998 GRAND CARAVAN #0175 ........................ $1,995

NEW & USED VEHICLE Hotline: 604-507-7480

2 BLOCKS WEST OF COQUITLAM CENTRE NEXT TO TIM HORTON’S

2595 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam www.EagleRidgeGM.com

$ #5371

22,988

OR

$

149 PMT

(LET US PAY OFF YOUR HIGH INTEREST CREDIT CARDS, UTILITY BILLS, OR STUDENT LOANS!)

Auto, air, loaded

#5353

BIG SELECTION

156 PMT

2012 TOYOTA MATRIX

$ #5282

Leather, navigation, sunroof

BIG SELECTION

SUNROOF

$

2012 HYUNDAI GENESIS

Luxury, loaded, power slider, backup camera, alloys

15,000 CASH BACK

$

2013 BMW X1 4WD

#5235

OR

2012 CADILLAC SRX AWD

Auto, air, loaded, CD

Fully loaded vans, media centre

2012 MITSUBISHI SPYDER CONV 2012 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE Auto, air, loaded, alloys

Auto, air, loaded, mags

17,495 OR $113 PMT

$ #4702

18,897 OR $128 PMT

$ #5010 10

2014 DUTCHMEN SIENNA

Premium package, Aerolite Package, Aluminum construction, power tongue jack, power awning, power dinette slide, king bed, stove, fridge, microwave.

Sale $19,995

EVERYONE IS APPROVED! DL#8214

All prices & payments are net of all incentives and are plus taxes, levies and $495 documentation fee. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Financing on approved credit. Bi-weekly payments based on 96 mo. term, 4.99% APR, $2000 down. Total paid: ’13 Town & Country $32,448, ’12 Grand Caravan $21,424, ’12 Corolla $18,512, ’13 Passat $26,624, ’12 Altima $21,216, ’13 Elantra $23,424, ’12 Genesis $32,995, ’12 Xterra $37,152, ‘12 Matrix $21,968, ’12 Mustang $26,624, ’13 Mazda6 $21,424, ’13 X1 $48,048, ‘14 Silverado & ’14 Sierra TP - $36,946, ’14 Cruze TP - $17,654, ’14 Trax TP - $22,568, ’14 Encore TP - $32,760, ’14 Equinox $1795 down, TP - $29,120. Bi-weekly payments based on 96 mo. term, 4.99% APR, $2000 down. Total paid: ‘13 Sonic $18,304, ‘13 Impala $23,216, ‘13 Cruze $23,424, ‘13 Camaro $38,272. All new truck prices are net of all incentives including truck loyalty.


EAGLE RIDGE GM OFFERING BIG DISCOUNTS ON THE ALL NEW 2014 TRUCK Do You own a 1999 To 2013 Pickup? R U C K

YOU AUTOMATICALLY QUALITY FOR $2000 GM REBATE NEW 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO DOUBLE CAB

O F

NEW 2014 GMC SIERRA DOUBLE CAB

162 BW OR $203 BW LEASE 60 MO./2.99%

0

TO OWN 84 MO./3.4.99%

MSRP $31,935 EAGLE PRICE $23,985

%

FINANCE FOR 84 MONTHS ON SELECT MODELS

40

¢

OFF/LITRE GAS CARD ON ALL MODELS

HUNDREDS OF NEW TRUCKS HAVE ARRIVED!!! EAGLE RIDGE

NEWTRUCK CAR HOTLINE NEW HOTLINE

3 DAY EVENT

400+ Pre-Owned Vehicles!

O F

$

T H E Y E A R

• Auto • 6.6 Box • 4 Wheel Disc Anti-lock BrAkes • 6 speAker AuDio system • poWer WinDoWs • poWer locks • Air conDitioning • stABilitrAc stABility control system

R U C K

EAGLE RIDGE

604-507-6686

NO Payments for 6 MONTHS!!

T H E

UP to $1500 CASH BACK!!!

Y E A R

2595 Barnet Highway, (2 blocks west of Coquitlam Coquitlam Centre)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

2595 Barnet Highway, (2 blocks west of EAGLE RIDGE Coquitlam Coquitlam Centre) DL#8214

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

SALES HOTLINE

604-507-6686 www.eagleridgegm.com


The Tri-Cities Now April 4 2014