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jkurucz@thenownews.com Joy, curiosity and optimism are just a few of the emotions flowing out of the community closest to Riverview Hospital in light of Coquitlam’s recommendations earlier this week to transform the site into an all-encompassing campus of health. For Norma Gillespie, it’s almost as if Riverview’s evolution has come full circle. She went to school there for nursing, and also worked at the site alongside patients struggling with some of the worst mental health issues imaginable, a group referred to as SAMI — severely addicted and mentally ill. “I am just so pleased that somebody is speaking up for the mentally ill who are addicted,” said Gillespie, president of the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. “We’ve been so sad for so long about what’s happening to that group: they’re out on the street, in jail and without proper care. It’s been so frustrating.” Council released a report Monday by clinical psychologist John Higenbottam entitled Into the Future: the

Coquitlam Health Campus, plans will include patients a lengthy plan that serves maintaining the land, plantas the city’s official submis- ing crops and working to presion to two processes that serve the trees as part of their are currently underway: recovery process. “Studies show that people BC Housing’s public consultation on the future of the get better faster when they’re Riverview lands and Fraser living amongst nature,” she Health’s operational and stra- said. “When we live in a treed c o m m u n i t y, tegic review. we feel betThe wideter and we ranging vision feel mentally includes calls Studies show healthier.” for a health Coquitlamand wellness that people get Maillardville campus, an better faster MLA Selina acute care when they’re Robinson hospital and a lauded the purpose-built living amongst plan and had psychiatric nature. high praise hospital. for her for“I was abso– Elaine Golds, mer council lutely delightBurke Mountain colleagues ed to see the Naturalists for helping to report,” said instigate an Elaine Golds, conservation chair with the “excellent vision.” Among her wish-list of Burke Mountain Naturalists. “I agree with everything items is more mental health that’s said in the report. I services for youth and a can’t see a better idea for the clearer vision for the types of Riverview site other than to services that would be concreate a centre of excellence tained in the proposed health and wellness campus. for mental health care.” While no cost estimates are Golds sees the arboretum, which is home to close to attached to Higenbottam’s 2,000 trees, as a particular- report, Robinson maintains ly valuable element to the that land sales should not be overall site. She hopes future used to finance the plan.

“To say the land has to be sold off, well I don’t see [the Liberals] saying that to Royal Columbian, I don’t see them saying that to St. Paul’s and I don’t see them saying that to anybody else,” she said. “So what’s so different about this case?” Coquitlam-BurkeMountain Liberal MLA Doug Horne keyed in on one aspect of the plan: an acute care hospital that’s intended to help take some of the mounting pressure off of Royal Columbian Hospital. “It’s very difficult, in my opinion, to be building on the Royal Columbian site when we’re already at capacity on the site,” he said. “Turning that site into a construction zone with really no ability to deal with the issues of both construction and capacity is very, very difficult.” Horne also didn’t rule out the possibility of market housing on the Riverview site, something the city’s plan is steadfastly against. However, Horne’s suggestion came with a caveat. “To completely discount anything on the site, whether it’s housing or anything else, doesn’t make a lot of sense at this stage,” he said.

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Coquitlam Coun. Terry O’Neill is concerned about dog feces — and urine — at the city’s Spirit Square.

O’Neill raises dog concerns John KURUCZ jkurucz@thenownews.com When it comes to doggy doo, Terry O’Neill would rather your doggy don’t — especially in areas where kids play. The Coquitlam councillor raised the issue of dog waste earlier this week, a problem he says is getting worse, especially in the Town Centre area near Spirit Square. O’Neill said he’s received complaints from seniors at the adjacent Glen Pine Pavilion about pets using the popular park as a washroom. His main concern, however, is for young kids playing in parks or on sports fields after dogs have relieved themselves in those areas. “There are people who are quite worried about the health and safety of their children,” he said in an interview. “We have completely law-abiding dog owners there who are doing everything they’re supposed to be doing under the law, and it still causes a problem.” O’Neill isn’t necessarily concerned about the type of waste left behind by dogs: both urine and feces, he says, leave behind residue or some type of odour. He’s called on staff to put notices up around Spirit Square informing residents that the area is frequented by children, and that dogs should not be using it as a communal toilet. O’Neill would like to see a similar type of system at smaller parks, sports fields and children’s play areas, though he stopped short of calling for an outright ban, or for fines to be issued. “I hope this is enough and this is all we need because I know that Coquitlam residents are generally law abiding,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of responsible dog owners. I think that they would be very happy to help us out on this, especially when they realize what the impact would be on the children.”

Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com A second mishap along the Evergreen Line remains under investigation. On Tuesday afternoon, a large launching truss near a guideway slipped slightly as work was being done along a section of the line running along North Road between Cottonwood and Foster avenues. There were no reports of injuries, but the road was shut down for several hours during rush hour. Nasir Kurji, construction manager for the Evergreen Line project, said crews aren’t sure how the incident occurred. “It’s not common. It’s an equipment failure and we’re looking at it right now,” he said on Tuesday. Kurji noted nothing fell onto the roadway and the truss was considered stabilized. The truss is a machine that helps build the elevated guideway for the line. On Wednesday, a Ministry of Transportation press release noted construction on the elevated guideway along North Road will resume once an investigation is complete. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said he was frustrated by the incident, especially the road closure during rush hour. He called the incident “disconcerting” for a project with so

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A truss near a guideway slipped Tuesday during Evergreen Line construction, causing a road closure.

many “checks and balances.” The mayor said he’s worried the incident will shake the confidence of residents, adding he intends to meet with the project team to discuss the issue. “We’re going to be having long talks with them to make sure they understand, even if it’s temporary, it has to be absolutely secure,” Stewart told the Tri-Cities NOW. The mayor wasn’t the only one frustrated by Tuesday’s mishap.

Carlo Yau lives a block away from North Road and said traffic in the area is already a problem. He said he was surprised to see a construction mishap arise, and questions why the work isn’t done at times other than rush hour. “It’s not convenient, that’s for sure,” Yau said. And he, like some other residents gathered in the area to check out what was going on, is also worried about the safety of the project, adding he’d hate to be stopped in traffic underneath the structure. On March 14, a temporary concrete spacer, which acts as a support and sits between the top of the support column and the lower side of a guideway at the intersection of Clarke Road and Como Lake Avenue, failed, causing the structure to drop and rotate. Evergreen officials said the most likely explanation for that earlier mishap is that work was being done on the other end of the beam using heating pads, which caused friction and a small slip. The guideway was repositioned several weeks later. Evergreen officials said the most recent incident is not related to the earlier mishap and will not affect the construction schedule for the line. twitter.com/jertricitiesnow


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Canada Post spokesman John Caines told the Tri-Cities NOW a new module will be installed today (Friday) or Monday, and the family will begin receiving their mail.

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both are stumped. Westover said a city official recommended “We just want the mail,” Westover told the they go to the media to try and get the situation resolved. Tri-Cities NOW. “We don’t live in the middle of nowhere. The family said the mail fail began when the home was given an incorrect postal code We live in Coquitlam,” she said, noting other that was, at the time, confirmed by a Canada homes in the area have been getting their mail with no problems. Post employee. “We live in the city. Why can’t we get the Since May 24, Westover said, they’ve spoken to a dozen different Canada Post employ- mail?” In response, Canada Post spokesman John ees and been told several stories, including: Caines said there is a communTheir mail is being delivered ity mailbox in the area, but a to a community box down the new module needs to be built. street, they just need to wait He said Canada Post has to for a delivery notice to go pick wait until it gets the equipment up the keys to the box, and If all goes well, in to install the module, but the mail will be delivered to they should be added the family’s mail was their door after a mailbox is able to get [the available at the depot, and had installed at their home. been picked up. They installed the box. Still, mail Friday] or Canada Post said the new there was no mail. Monday. module will be installed today Westover said when she tried (Friday) or Monday, and the to have Canada Post edit the – Canada Post family will get service. redirection service to the corSpokesman “If all goes well, they should rect postal code, a service she John Caines be able to get it [Friday] or originally paid $86 for, she was Monday,” Caines said. told the customer service agent He acknowledged there was one incident can’t change it once the service has started. On Tuesday, her husband left work early to where a carrier believed the module was compick up their mail at the Canada Post depot plete and took the family’s mail for delivery, in Port Coquitlam but was informed it wasn’t but realized it wasn’t ready and took it back. As for the postal code error, Caines said he there and had already been delivered. However, staff couldn’t say where the mail doesn’t have specific information about the incident, but chalked it up to the possibility of had been delivered to. In the last week, the family has been told human error. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said he’s the delivery notice was delivered to their door and they need to go pick up the keys aware of issues with Canada Post, adding the to their community box. However, Westover service hasn’t been as responsive to customers maintains they didn’t receive the notice and in the city as he would expect. However, he’s met with Canada Post offiinstead shortly after, a Canada Post rep told them not to pick up the keys because the cials several times and finds the service is organization couldn’t confirm that the box generally responsive when issues are raised. Stewart said he also intends to get in touch was ready. She said she was told the box was sched- with Westover to discuss the issue. “We need our residents to be well served uled to be built last Friday (June 13) or by the in their new community,” he said. “I want following Monday, but it’s still not there. The family said the City of Coquitlam and their experience moving into Coquitlam to the local MLA’s office has tried to help, but be great.”

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increase plus a signing bonus, Minister Peter Fassbender and close to $500 million split noted the two sides are now between annual “workload” further apart than they were and “retroactive grievances” a week ago. “Their wage and benefunds to help offset class fit demands sizes, working alone are more conditions and than twice health benewhat other fits. unions have “Our proTheir wage and settled for,” posals are fair,” said BCTF benefit demands F a s s b e n d e r said. “On top president Jim alone are more of that, they Iker in a news than twice what are pushing for release. “We hundreds of have been other unions dealing with have settled for. millions more each year in a government – Peter Fassbender, other contract that has a recdemands. I’m ord of bargainEducation Minister disappointed.” ing in bad faith Meanwhile, and imposing at least one daycare operator unconstitutional legislation.” The province hadn’t offered in Coquitlam says he’s feeling a response on the question the full effects of the strike. Blake Cole, who runs of mediation by Thursday afternoon, though Education Coquitlam’s Little Rainbow

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PoCo releases its 2014 annual report POLICE AND FIRE STATS INCLUDED

Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com Despite a slight drop in the number of fires, the Port Coquitlam fire department remains a busy service within the city. According to PoCo’s 2013 annual report, the department dealt with 159 fires last year, compared to 181 in 2012. However, the department dealt with 3,484 calls for service in 2013, compared to 3,346 in 2012. PoCo firefighters also handled fewer car crash (282) and medical response calls (1,778) in 2013 than the year earlier, at 394 and 1,942, respectively. The department did see an increase in the number of hazardous material calls to 62 in 2013 from 32 the previous year. Last year saw the fire service restructure response plans and introduce a smaller medic response unit (a pick-up truck) in place of a full fire truck. The 70-plus page annual report is a trove of statistics and facts about the various functions and departments in the city. On the development side, the city handed out $72 million in building and development permits last year, which totalled 360 new residential units, 48,000 square feet of commercial space and 171,000 square feet of industrial space. The top corporate taxpayers in the city included a numbered company listed as a shopping centre ($1.55 million), Canadian Pacific Railway for its rail yard ($1.04 million), Kebet Holdings for an unnamed property ($733,989), Artis PoCo Place shopping centre ($535,582) and a numbered company listed as a warehouse ($489,065).

In all, the city collected $10.2 million in corporate taxes, while providing tax exemptions to a number of churches and groups for a total of $583,454. Last year, the city issued 3,150 business licences and 5,800 dog licenses. The number of people visiting the public library dropped slightly to 187,568 from 197,290 in 2012. The number of visits to the city’s website also dropped last year to 464,645 from 545,481 in 2012. The annual report also contains stats from the RCMP, but the numbers are for the entire jurisdiction including Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra. In 2013, the force consisted of 216 police officers and 98 civilian staff. It handled 697 assaults in 2013, compared to 733 in 2012, a five-per-cent drop. Business break-ins were up eight per cent to 491, while residential break-ins dropped nine per cent to 552. The number of thefts, not vehicle related, also increased in 2013 by 12 per cent to 1,222. Arsons dropped 32 per cent in 2013 to 41 from 60 the previous year. Seven people died on the roads in collisions in 2013 compared to four the previous year, while 402 people were injured in crashes, a nine-per-cent drop from 2012. The number of people caught drinking and driving on Tri-Cities roads also dropped nine per cent to 213 last year. “The annual report is more than just numbers — it’s a great way to learn about city services, the strategic direction guiding our decisions and everything we accomplished last year,” PoCo Mayor Greg Moore noted in a press release. The annual report will be received by city council June 23 and can be read at portcoquitlam.ca.

Notice of Public Hearing

Proposed Extended Hours at Burke Beer House – 2099 Lougheed Hwy Licensed Establishment (Amendment of Hours)

PUBLIC HEARING

Walter Van Drimmelen

7 pm on Monday June 23, 2014 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

Announcement

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Walter Van Drimmelen, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Port Coquitlam Senior Citizens’ Housing Society is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Cyrille Barnabe to the position of Chair of the Board of the Heart of Hawthorne Foundation. Mr. Barnabe is a long time contributor and volunteer in the Tri-Cities area. He is a Registered Nurse who recently retired from Royal Columbian Hospital after many years of service. He is a Past Governor of Kinsmen for the Province of British Columbia and very active in the community. The Heart of Hawthorne Foundation is very pleased to have Cyrille as the Chair to work with a dedicated group of volunteers to help raise funds to support a better quality of life for our Seniors.

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Get informed on pipeline proposals

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f you’re a Tri-Cities resident and have been closely following the pipeline debate in B.C., you were no doubt interested in Tuesday’s big decision on one of the major projects in the headlines. The federal government approved Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline project, albeit with 209 conditions attached. And the decision does raise the question as to what that means for another pipeline project closer to home. Unless you live under a rock, you likely know that Kinder Morgan is proposing to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline, which already runs through Coquitlam, to a terminal in Burnaby. Some will see the approval of Northern Gateway as a sign Trans Mountain is a slam dunk, but with the issues being different for both projects — one being that a portion of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline runs through a major metropolitan area — that may not be the case. Meanwhile, the cities of Coquitlam and Port Moody and the Village of Belcarra have all been granted intervenor status for National Energy Board hearings on the project. Of course, even as the process gets underway and still has a long way to go, there are plenty of reasonable arguments on both sides for and against the project. There are worries over the environmental impact extra tanker traffic could have on the coast, and then there’s the potential positive economic impact the extra oil could provide to the province and country. Whatever side of the fence you’re leaning on right now, the best bet is to get informed before you make the leap. Port Moody residents can start this Wednesday (June 25) as the city is hosting a town hall meeting on the proposed project from 7 to 10 p.m. at Inlet Centre in City Hall. We hope as many people as possible attend.

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Grad: it’s worth the hype

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uring the months leading up to the “big day” — this was grad, not a wedding, although the preparations may bear some similarities — there were a few phrases frequently repeated to me by grad veterans. These included: “Don’t get your hopes up,” “Grad is lame,” “Way too much pressure is put on that one day,” and “It’s fun, but not that fun.” Although some truth may lie in these remarks, after going through the experience from start to finish for myself, I have formed my own opinion: Grad is not only worth the anticipation, but also the hype. My day started as per usual for a girl about to wear a floor-length dress decked out with sequins, by getting pampered from head to toe. Having gotten my nails done the night before, my hair appointment was the first stop. Due to my complete lack of knowledge and skills when it comes to hair, it was amazing to sit back and put my trust in a professional. It’s safe to say the end result was beyond anything I could have imagined. I went into my makeup appointment with the identical skill level and attitude and left it equally as baffled as to what the makeup artist was able to accomplish. Appearance is by no means the most important part of the day, however looking good certainly contributes to feeling good and to the proceedings of the day, which includes a great amount of photos. It was probably the first time my face didn’t get sore from having to smile for so long, probably because the smile was due to pure happiness and not simply for the cameras and eager parents. The party started as soon as we entered our limo. What I had once looked at as just a car ride became one of the highlights of my night. A dance

MY GENERATION Meagan Pelletier

party broke out almost immediately and the best part: we were the DJs. Once I arrived at the hotel the dancing took a back seat to the unbelievable array of food. My only complaint for this segment of the night was that my plate was not quite big enough, however with the option to return for seconds and thirds it was apparent I was setting out to receive my money’s worth. Then the dancing took centre stage once again, and although we no longer had control of the music, the dancing only bettered. With my heels kicked off and the train of my dress grasped in my hands, I danced fiercely for the rest of the night. I would have to say those moments spent with my whole grad class on the dance floor, having one of the best times of my life, is a memory I will never forget.

To end off the night I hoped would never end was after-grad. Now this event is one truly unique to its genre. This is a night organized by parents, designed to create the most entertaining and memorable times of your life. There was free food and candy everywhere you looked, a dance floor and DJ, activities only seen at theme parks, prizes and all my friends. I cannot imagine a better time. The teachers, admin and parents are who I have to thank for this once-in-a-lifetime night. Grad was one of the best days of my life. Every ounce of all the stress, drama and work that took place prior to that day was worthwhile. Maybe it was thanks to the not-so-exemplary comments of those who had graduated before me that made my hopes not too high or maybe I’m simply lucky that I am someone who enjoys dressing up, taking photos, eating good food and dancing with all my friends; whatever the reason, my grad night was unbelievably wonderful and I would not trade that experience for the world. Meagan Pelletier is a Grade 12 student at Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam.

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LETTERS A TEACHER SPEAKS OUT

An open letter to Premier Christy Clark, Education Minister Peter Fassbender, MLA Douglas Horne and MLA Judy Darcy: My name is Sharon Gajdosik. I am first and foremost the mother of two boys in grades 2 and 4 in Coquitlam. But I am also a working professional within the B.C. public education system where, for the past 17 years, I have taught high school science in New Westminster. I am writing this letter as a parent and as one of our province’s educators because I believe that every teacher’s story, and their struggles, need to be heard and understood. I am a junior high school science teacher at New Westminster Secondary School. When I first began teaching in 1997, science classes were limited to 24 students total; for every three special needs students in a class, there was one less student in the total number, so some of my classes would only hold 23 or 22 students. Not only have class size maximums increased to 26 students for my science classes, there are no longer reductions in the total

number of students when special needs students are included. The demographics of my classes have changed over the years. About half of the students in each of my classes now have some kind of label or designation. In a typical class of 26 students, which is always filled to the maximum, about 13 students have a label attached to them: autistic, learning disabled, learning assistance, mild intellectual disorder, behavioural problems, English language learner, aboriginal and international student, for which there are up to four per class. This doesn’t include the students that have health issues, sleep disorders, lack of support at home from their parents, divorced parents, poverty and nutritional issues. There are also other students in my classes that have made it as far as high school with no designation, but have fallen through the cracks and are clearly needing extra support, help and time from me over the semester in order to succeed. I went into teaching because I enjoy helping and working with teenagers. For me, it is all about having students succeed and feel proud of what they have accomplished. It is an amazing feeling. I find the challenge of working

with such diverse classes stimulating and rewarding. I gladly assist all of my students each semester, three classes per term, but the emotional energy needed to help this many with the constant growing demands of their needs has taken its toll on me. I feel tired and I am scared for the future of our education system. Because of the large number of students in my classes needing support, I often have at least one education assistant in each class. These are necessary to help keep the class running smoothly and to keep a lot of the students on track. But, I have noticed cutbacks here as well. Over the past few years, I have often had my E.A. pulled from my class (and not replaced) at the last minute to be used elsewhere in the school; this is unfair for our students. It upsets their routine and also adds more to my plate. I haven’t even begun to touch on other problems with increasing class sizes. I am teaching in a classroom that was not designed to be a science laboratory. When my students perform a lab, we have 26 students trying to use two lab benches at the back of the room; it is overcrowded and stressful to those who can’t see or move around properly, not to

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mention unsafe. Adding more students will mean that I will no longer feel comfortable having students do these hands-on experiences that enrich their curriculum and provide another way to learn. Their quality of education will be less, as it will mean more worksheets and less movement and interaction. I will not take the risk of performing labs in an overcrowded classroom and risk having more accidents and injuries. As well, a lot of lab kits that we have put together are designed for 26 students; more money will be needed to update these kits and buy more supplies. Where will this money come from? Who will pay for that? My school is in a very large deficit and could not even afford to buy the teachers red pens or overhead pens this year. I know countless teachers who go into their own pocket to pay for school supplies for their classroom without ever being reimbursed. Tens of thousands of dollars come out of teachers’ salaries to supplement the B.C. education system each year. Teachers do this because they care, they love what they do and they want their students to succeed.

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Notice of Public Consultation The City is proposing Official Community Plan (OCP) Map and Policy amendments to the Northeast Coquitlam Area Plan and Smiling Creek Neighbourhood Plan. The proposed amendments would redesignate a site that is no longer required by the School Board and increase flexibility on the location and siting of affordable housing sites within the City by removing references to specific affordable housing sites within the aforementioned Plans. The specifics of the proposed amendments are provided below.

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Council revisits New West plea John KURUCZ

jkurucz@thenownews.com Coquitlam council has rejected a New Westminster proposal that it seemed to endorse one week earlier around connectivity at the south end of the Port Mann Bridge. On June 9, New West Coun. Chuck Puchmayr asked for Coquitlam’s support for a new connection between the South Fraser Perimeter Route and the Port Mann Bridge. Puchmayr argued the connection would reduce traffic on the Pattullo Bridge and through New West, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows and Surrey. The former MLA cited a report council had not yet seen, and suggested the connector could be built for between $250 million and $400 million. However, Coquitlam city staff later got a hold of the report, and suggested Puchmayr’s claims were not accurate. Coquitlam city engineering manager Jozsef Dioszeghy wrote in a report that the study Puchmayr referenced actually pointed to “high implementation costs, significant community impacts in Surrey, very little traffic [diversion] from the Pattullo Bridge [and] yielding little benefit to the region.” On Monday, council voted against New West’s request, while also calling on the province to clarify its position on the issue.

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Property tax notices have been mailed. If you have not already received your property tax notice, please contact Coquitlam City Hall immediately. Property owners are responsible for payment by July 2, 2014 whether or not a Property Tax Notice has been received.

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makes the topic “divisive.” jkurucz@thenownews.com “I think we’ve done a really good job of Differing ideas around bureaucracy, busi- that,” Zarrillo added. ness and best value gave way to a heated During the initial discussion in late May, debate Monday as Coquitlam councillors butt- finance manager Sheena MacLeod noted the ed heads over a notice of motion that failed city already takes local business into account more than three weeks ago. during the procurement process. However, The issue began as a proposal put for- she added that specific buy-local provisions ward by Coun. Craig Hodge can dissuade businesses from to re-examine the city’s proother cities from bidding on curement policy, and his intencontracts. MacLeod said the tion to organize a workshop in city instead looks at “best September with a number of value” during the procureI would never stakeholders present. ment process, and a number be in favour Hodge said his idea was rootof local suppliers already fit of restricting ed in Coun. Bonita Zarrillo’s that description because of failed notice of motion from competition. It’s their location, ability to service May 26, which sought to have contracts and smaller environnot our role. city staff “enhance the promental footprint. curement policy to include the Coun. Brent Asmundson – Coquitlam Coun. encouragement of local supplicited statistics from the finance Brent Asmundson ers and services.” department on Monday that “There were a lot of groups suggest roughly 50 per cent of that had an interest and wantcity purchasing already goes to ed to talk about that, and they didn’t get a local businesses: $26 million was awarded in chance,” Hodge said. 2011, $29 million in 2012 and $37 million last Council ultimately agreed to hold the work- year. So far this year, about $9 million in purshop, but not before the discussion disinte- chasing has gone to locally-based businesses. grated into allegations of partisan politics “I think our policy, as it’s proven by the — Zarrillo accused Hodge of bringing up the numbers here, supports local businesses to idea in an attempt to “save face” after voting quite a great degree,” he said. “I would never against her original motion. be in favour of restricting competition. It’s not “I see this as a plea to bury this in bureau- our role.” cracy,” she said. As for the forum in September, it will Zarrillo also noted that her motion did not include members from the Tri-Cities Chamber include the words “buy local,” and suggested of Commerce and non-member businesses, that wording “villainizes” the discussion and city staff and other interested groups.

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another location as a backup, likely it will offend the cat, too. Clean the litter box of in case the primary one is waste at least once a day, blocked. replace the litter twice a It may seem tempting to week, and at least once a try to mask litter box odour week remove everything by using scented litter or plaand wash the box down with cing an air freshener nearby. warm, soapy water. Make But this smell may actually sure there is plenty of ventirepel the cat and force it to lation around relieve itself the litter box elsewhere. Use so that odours unscented litwill not build ter and then and fester. sprinkle bakAvoid placing Treat your ing soda inside the litter box cat to a new the box to help next to a noisy litter box once absorb odours. Baking soda appliance, which per year. Over time, a cat should not may spook the may scratch offend the cat. cat. its litter box, According creating to the Humane small crevSociety of ices where America, bacteria can research has thrive. This may make odours shown that many cats prefer worse, and the box could be fine-grained litters because more difficult to clean. Think they have a softer feel. about donating the used litClumping litters may be prefter box to an animal shelter. erable to clay litters. Picky Cat owners don’t have cats who resist commercial to put up with litter box litters may like sand. Once a odour and soiling around litter material is found that the house. Maintenance and the cat likes, stick with it. finding the right location and The primary way to prelitter material go a long way vent litter box odours is to toward having a happy, wellkeep the litter box clean. If behaved cat. the odour offends you, it is

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OPINIONN0W

Letter to the editor: A teacher speaks out CONT. FROM PAGE 9

Since having my own family, I returned to work at a reduced work load of 0.86 of a full-time teacher. I have taken this cut in pay but still work the same hours as a full-time teacher. This reduction in salary gives me the time I need each day to prepare for engaging lessons, set up for labs, prepare activities and demonstrations, research current video clips, plan field trips or send invitations for visiting scientists, update marks into the computer and do my marking. However, most of the time is spent phoning or e-mailing parents, counsellors, aboriginal education assistants, international education department members, vice principals, case workers or student services. As a parent of two very busy young boys who go to Eagle Ridge Elementary in Coquitlam, I can say that I am absolutely amazed at the quality of teachers and the education that they are receiving from their school. The teachers work extremely hard to provide stimulating, rich and diverse experiences

for my boys, while also facing a large deficit in their school district. The school provides a safe, positive and inclusive environment despite all the cutbacks that they have faced. Their teachers are enthusiastic and optimistic. I was extremely saddened to hear that their school district’s library services will be cut further, a teaching assistant is being lost and the district psychologist’s time has been greatly reduced. We have also been informed that next year there will be more students but fewer teachers, and that there will be fewer periods of learning support for students. How much more can be taken from us, and to what end? Our Eagle Ridge PAC works extremely hard to raise money to fill in gaps of this underfunded system — money that goes towards buying technology, books, other classroom supplies and a new playground. Our school system needs more money and resources put into it, not taken out of it. I am not a political person and have not spoken out about education in all my

years of teaching, but I feel that if each teacher and parent writes about what they know to be going on in our education system, and if we all share that knowledge, maybe it might make a difference. And maybe that might help to give our children and students a better chance. Sharon Gajdosik Coquitlam

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the inside of the new WRX is actually pretty good. Make no mistake, the Germanic competition is still probably slightly ahead in terms of premium feel, but there’s much less of that old econobox plasticity you used to see inside the soon-to-be-rattling interior of a WRX. Even better, the sedan is a little more practical than it used to be. Trunk space is up to 340L, and real leg room is up too, meaning adult passengers can actually squeeze back there without issue. The seats still aren’t quite as heavily bolstered as they were in those first early cars, but the cloth covering looks like it’ll stand up to people who have multiple MEC memberships, and the dials are big enough to be used with your gloves on. Instrumentation is a mixed bag, with a handy display between the gauges that provides a useful digital speed readout, and gentle coaching on how much gas you’re using. The centre-mounted display is a little less easy to navigate, and the small standard rearview camera is more a bonus than a reason to purchase.

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editorial@thenownews.com t some point during your middle school education, your math teacher probably told you that the shortest distance between two points was a straight line. They were wrong. It’s a Subaru. Specifically, it’s this Subaru, the WRX. Since 2002, it’s been dispatching snow, gravel, rain, dirt, mud and twisty tarmac with aplomb. Kinda makes you wonder whether our mail wouldn’t get there a heck of a lot faster if Canada Post bought a fleet of them. However, since 2002, it’s also been just a bit flobbery. That’s not really an insult, just that Subaru traditionally set their street-ready rally-rocket up as if it was about to complete a gravel stage: a softness to the springs, a bit more body roll. Totally redesigned for 2015, this new car is harder edged, more aggressive and ready to shred the street. It’s more hardcore than ever, but have they kept that utilitarian friendliness?

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Well, at first glance, you’d have to say no. The most major design difference of this new WRX isn’t the fancy new corporate grille or the reworked hood scoop; it’s the sedan-only designation. That’s right, no more wagon. The WRX wagon (later hatchback) was extremely popular in past variants, splitting sales volume with the sedan right down the middle. It provided a tough, weather-proof alternative to the VW GTI and was loved by

The 2015 Subaru WRX is more practical than it used to be, with more trunk space and added leg room for rear-seat passengers. LED headlights are now available on midyoung families and active folks alike. Sadly, level trims, and the body’s just flared out it’s no more. To its credit, the new WRX looks enough from a standard Impreza to be sporty pretty good, if a bit on the plain side. Like — a good start. all WRXs, the little details grow on you, and despite the flashy, angular sheet metal, those are entirely reasonable 17-inch alloys tucked Environment: under the wheel-arches. Replacement tires won’t break the bank. Breaking from Subaru tradition somewhat,

The WRX now gets a new direct-injected, 2.0L flat-four. Huffing plenty of boost through a low-mounted turbo, it out-muscles last year’s WRX by a staggering three horsepower, for a total of 268hp. OK, hang on a minute: that’s not the whole story. The WRX’s new, smaller four is both considerably more efficient than the outgoing model, and much punchier as well. The peak CONTINUED ON PAGE 17

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horsepower improvements are only a mild side benefit compared to the improved delivery, which now knocks out a stout 258lb/ft from 2,000 to 5,200 rpm. Power falls off a little at the top end, but this WRX has a spry responsiveness that even pro-tuned Subies can only dream about. With the six-speed manual, off the line hole shots are excellent. With the optional CVT, it’s still very quick reacting. Oh right, the CVT. New for 2015, the WRX is now available with an available transmission that seems

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Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com Shirley Magliocco had a bad feeling as soon as she saw the blue van with a man and teenaged girl drive away from her house. She had that sunken feeling she’d just been robbed. Sunday, June 8 started innocently enough for the Coquitlam woman. She decided to join her friend for some shopping at the Como Lake Village shopping centre not far from her home. She went about her business at the No Frills store, getting her groceries and checking out. “I don’t normally pay too much attention [to the process],” Magliocco told the TriCities NOW. She also doesn’t typically bring her entire wallet on a shopping trip, a move she would later question. As soon as she paid, she tucked the wallet in her shopping bag and walked back home with her friend. As she arrived home, she noticed a man out front on a phone near a dark blue van. He waved her off, but then approached, asking for water.

Magliocco also filed a police report. Eventually, she started to piece together the incidents in her mind. She believes the girl, who looked about 15 to 17 years old, followed her around the grocery store, while the pair in the van then followed her home. As it turns out, she’s not the first local person to be scammed in such a manner. Coquitlam Mounties said they’ve dealt with a few similar cases recently in the TriCities, targeting women and seniors. RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung explained the thieves follow their unsuspecting victim around a store, memorize their pin number when they pay, follow them home and claim they need water for a broken radiator. “What they’re doing is they’re targeting people who would help them,” he said. “People with good hearts.” The recent incidents have police warning residents to be aware of their surroundings and cover pin pads when they pay for something. “If people come to your house and ask for water, offer

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to call them a tow truck,” Chung said. As for the investigation, Chung said police have no suspects, but added Magliocco did the right thing by filing a police report. He said that will help officers as the investigation into the duo continues.

TransLink plans changes John KURUCZ jkurucz@thenownews.com TransLink’s 30-year vision for the northeast sector is becoming a little clearer. A pair of senior staff members appeared before Coquitlam council members this week to outline a strategy that looks to account for three different factors: the arrival of the Evergreen Line, changing land use policies and population growth. Brian Mills, TransLink’s director of system planning and research, noted the consultation has just kicked off and aims to answer two questions: how do the changes affect residents and is the plan missing anything. Proposed changes include discontinuing the 97 B-Line once the Evergreen Line opens; introducing frequent, all-day service along Guildford Way in Coquitlam; and an increase in stops for the No. 169 route along Lougheed Highway. Notable changes for PoCo include redesigning the No. 37 and No. 38 routes along Oxford Street, Shaughnessy Street, Prairie Avenue and Riverside Drive. A new route is also proposed for Burke Mountain. The C25 and C26 routes are also in line for a re-think to help service connections between Ioco Road, Sunnyside Road and parts of Anmore and Belcarra. The consultation process for all the proposed changes will take place until July 14, and booths will be set up for resident feedback at the B.C. Highland Games on Saturday, June 21, at Coquitlam Centre on Sunday, June 22 and at Coquitlam’s Canada Day festivities on Tuesday, July 1. For more info on the changes, see www.translink.ca/en/ About-Us/Media/2014/June/TransLink-Shares-30-yearTransit-Vision-for-Northeast-Sector.aspx.

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jdeutsch@thenownews.com In what appears to be the first local act of civil disobedience against the federal government’s decision to approve Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline, several protesters staged a sit-in at local MP James Moore’s office in Port Moody. The group of nine protesters showed up at the MP’s office on St. Johns Street at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and announced they were doing a peaceful sit-in to express opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Group members, who identified themselves only as concerned citizens, stayed in the office until 4 p.m., when it was closing time. Members of the Port Moody Police Department, who had dropped by several times to make sure the situation stayed peaceful, were then called to remove the protesters. In the end, four protesters were arrested but not taken into custody.

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Protesters targeted MP James Moore’s office Wednesday after Prime Minister Stephen Harper OK’d Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline. All of the protesters left on their own and no charges are being considered as a result of the sit-in, police said. Elle-maija Tailfeathers was one of the protesters, and said she came down to protest over concerns about the federal government’s decision to approve the project. “We just feel betrayed and we feel that [Prime Minister]

Stephen Harper and James Moore, the minister of industry, are not upholding their democratic duty to represent the wants and needs of British Columbians,” she told the TriCities NOW. Port Moody police spokesperson Const. Luke van Winkel said the department was pleased the protest ended peacefully.

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jdeutsch@thenownews.com While the federal government has given approval to one controversial resource project in Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline, opinion by local politicians is varied on what that decision means for a second proposed pipeline project, which is slated to come through the Tri-Cities. “I would say if the Enbridge pipeline can get approval, then the Trans Mountain proposal is a slum dunk,” Belcarra’s mayor Ralph Drew told the Tri-Cities NOW. He suggested given the hurdles that stand in the way of Enbridge’s pipeline, Kinder Morgan’s proposed twinning of the Trans Mountain Pipeline could come to a conclusion at a faster speed. However, Drew said the government’s decision to approve the Northern Gateway project doesn’t change anything for his community when it comes to Trans Mountain. He said Belcarra, which has been granted intervenor status for National Energy Board hearings on the project, still wants to see oil-spill response capability improved, adding he believes that’s already starting to happen. Drew, who said he wasn’t surprised by the Enbridge decision, also believes public opinion is split on the Trans Mountain project, but suggested a majority recognize the “economic importance” of moving oil products to the coast. On Tuesday, the federal government approved the Northern Gateway pipeline project, subject to 209 conditions. Meanwhile, Kinder Morgan is keeping an eye on

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Enbridge’s newly approved Northern Gateway Project, but the company says it will focus on its own plans to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline. “Trans Mountain will continue to watch Enbridge Northern Gateway and other pipeline projects under consideration with interest, but we’re focused on our process and our project proposal,” said Ian Anderson, Kinder Morgan Canada president, in an e-mailed statement to the Burnaby NOW. “We’ll continue to listen to communities, First Nations and British Columbians both through the National Energy Board process and our engagement and are committed to proceeding with respect and in consideration of local and national interests.” Port Moody Coun. Rick Glumac said he’s not drawing any conclusion the Trans Mountain project will get the go-ahead based on the Enbridge approval. “A pipeline expansion through a major metropolitan area is a completely different situation than what’s going up north,” he said. Glumac also suggested the city doesn’t need to change course when it comes to its own intervenor status with the Trans Mountain project. “We have to be as vigilant

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“This is Victor Echo Seven Papa Charlie Echo.” The call sign for PoCo’s Emergency Preparedness Communications team (EPCom), VE7PCE, will be heard frequently on the weekend of June 28 at Castle Park during the annual Field Day event. Residents are invited to drop by Castle Park a week from now, on Saturday, June 28 from noon to 4 p.m., to connect with radio operators from around the world and take part in a worldwide amateur radio competition. Visitors who make radio contact through the Get On The Air (GOTA) station will help the team earn points as it competes to be the highest-ranked amateur radio team in its category. In 2013, the efforts paid off as the team placed second in its category in B.C. and third in Canada. There will also be information displays and equipment demonstrations. Field Day is also an important emergency preparedness exercise for EPCom. From 5 p.m. on Friday, June 27 to noon on Sunday, June 29, EPCom volunteers will eat, sleep and operate the city’s radio equipment at the park for a full 24 hours as part of the competition. The team must be prepared to be totally selfsufficient — including using alternate power sources, such as solar power, to run the city’s equipment — in an attempt to simulate conditions that could be encountered during an emergency or disaster. Castle Park is located at 2252 Castle Cres. off Citadel Drive.

ward with its proposal. While Donnelly blasted the Conservatives for not listening to concerns and opposition to the Enbridge project, he said he’s also hearing a similar sentiment in the TriCities in regards to Trans Mountain. He said businesses and landowners are worried about another round of construction and disruption along the United Boulevard corridor after going through several years of it with the Port Mann project. Donnelly also said some residents are concerned

New WestminsterCoquitlam MP Fin Donnelly said he’s also not convinced Northern Gateway’s approval means the same for the Trans Mountain project. “You can look at a number of resource projects and it’s not always a slam dunk, even when you think it is,” he said. The MP suggested with so many people speaking out against the Enbridge pipeline and many facets to the project, it should serve as an important lesson for Kinder Morgan to take into account as the company moves for-

as we already are,” he said, adding he’s sensing a lot of community opposition to the project. “We still have to go through the full process and raise the issues that need to be raised and get answers we need to know, whether or not this is a project in which the risks outweigh the benefits or not.” Port Moody residents will get a chance to learn more about the project and help the city shape its questions regarding the NEB process at an upcoming town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 25 at City Hall from 7 to 10 p.m.

about Colony Farm Regional Park being used as a staging area for construction. In Coquitlam, Mayor Richard Stewart said the Enbridge decision doesn’t change anything for the city, adding the municipality still has many questions for Kinder Morgan. Kinder Morgan’s $5.4billion pitch would see its 1,550-kilometre oil pipeline twinned from Edmonton to Burnaby. If the expansion is approved, the number of tankers in Burrard Inlet could increase from 96 to an estimated 300 a year.

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Good career paths for grads Graduates who majored in fields of study that are more recession-proof than others could have a decided advantage over students who went with other majors. Knowing which careers are still going strong and which have stalled can help college students with goals of finding a career with growth potential. • Engineers: Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Many different fields require engineers. • Accounting: Similar to other financial careers, accounting jobs remain stable despite the uncertain economy. Where there is money to be spent,

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20 Tri-City Singles Social Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal

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All Saints Parish Centre hosts an East Coast lobster dinner starting at 6 p.m. at 821 Fairfax St. in Coquitlam. Entertainment, games, no host bar, fun and more. Tickets cost $25 and are available from the parish office. Info: Michael at 604-939-1741 Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, holds a 3D printer demonstration from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1169 Pinetree Way. The library’s systems technician will be on hand to demonstrate how an image on a computer monitor becomes a three-dimensional object made of plastic. Members of the technology enthusiast group 3D604 will also be there showing off different types of 3D printers. Info: 604-554-7323.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary holds a used book sale from

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the main lobby of the hospital, located at 475 Guildford Way. Funds raised are used for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items for the hospital. Info: www. erhf.ca. Terry Fox Library plays host to magician Alex Seaman from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. Alex’s “Magicalious” show is filled with audience participation and comedy. Kids will help Alex return an overdue book and discover the real magic in imagination. Info: 604-927-7999. 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 “Cocaine and crystal meth — the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like.” The session includes a video, brief presentation and open discussion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Registration is not required. Info: 604-936-3900.

FRIDAY, JUNE 27 SHARE The Magic magic show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the

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SATURDAY, JUNE 28 Coquitlam Public Library’s Summer Reading Club kicks off

its summer with a pair of events. The first event runs from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier St. The other event runs from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. in Room 137 at the City Centre Library, 1169 Pinetree Way. Designed for kids aged four and older, this program helps kids discover books and have fun reading all through the summer holiday. Info: www. library.coquitlam.bc.ca. RCCG Trinity Chapel hosts a free community event for children called “Let’s Go Play,” from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Town Centre Spray Park, 1299 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Open to kids 12 and under, and lunch is provided. RSVP by June 26. Info: Tamara at 604-474-3131 or rccgtrinitychapeloffice@gmail.com. City of Port Coquitlam plays host to the annual Field Day event from noon to 4 p.m. at Castle Park, located at 2252 Castle Cres. in PoCo. Connect with radio operators from around the world and take part in a worldwide amateur radio competition. Info: www.epcom.ca or www.portcoquitlam.ca/ep. City of Coquitlam teams up with Metro Vancouver for a discussion about bears and bear habitat from 10 a.m. to noon at Minnekhada Regional Park. Join a park interpreter to learn about the habits, behaviour and lifestyles of black bears that live in the park. The cost is $8 per person and advanced registration required. To register, call 604-927-4386 and use barcode 459662.

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Balance proved to be the superior wedge for the Port Moody Storm, as they breezed through the Starfire Sports Spring Soccer Classic tournament in Seattle last week. Thegirlsunder-15teammatchedupwellagainst some of the Pacific Northwest’s elite squads, beginning with a 6-0 shutout over Rainier Valley. Six different players got on the scoresheet. They would battle TSS Academy to a scoreless draw, and follow that by topping FME 3-0. In the final against TSS, Port Moody stood its ground as the two teams once again found themselves in a scoreless tie. The Storm would prevail in penalty kicks, with Madison Hinde, Maddie Low and Madeline Moore each hitting the mark. Preserving the win was netminder Ella Sutton. The Storm’s defence just dominated without surrendering a goal throughout the tournament, while midfielders Linnaea Cassidy and Moore were tremendous in support. Offensively, the club was led by Taylor Cherry, Hailey Counsel, Julia Gair, Emily Gomes, Hinde and Low. The Storm now prepare for the provincial championships, July 3 to 6 in Burnaby.

TRIBE RACK UP THE WINS

The Tri-City Indians head into this weekend’s all-star break on a hot streak. The midget AAA baseball team picked up its sixth victory in a row on Wednesday, blasting Vancouver 15-6. The Tribe wasted little time in setting the tone, scoring nine runs over the first three innings. Thomas Cornell drove in a pair in the first, lashing a two-out single to put Tri-City on top. When the dust cleared, Liam Godfrey finished the day with two doubles and four runs batted in. Evan Bannister and Aaron Sinclaire each drove home three runs. The lone player not to register a hit also did his job, as Brendan Sinclaire was hit by a pitch three times, scoring each time. Picking up the win was Tim Wong. Earlier in the week, the Tribe swept Victoria in a doubleheader, recording wins of 9-3 and 8-7, with Godfrey and Brandon Jeon collecting the wins.

WALFORD GETS BC INVITE

It’s been an eventful past six weeks for Coquitlam’s Scott Walford. The 15-year-old defenceman, recently the top pick of the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals, was one of 14 blueliners invited to the 2014 under-16 provincial hockey camp. The camp, which runs July 8 to 13 in Nanaimo, will include on and off-ice activities geared to introduce new concepts and information to the next generation of elite, high performance players. Walford has spent the past hockey season as a member of the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton, where he tallied 12 goals and 39 assists over 59 bantam AAA games. The 44 players invited to camp were selected based on performances at the U16 BC Cup, held in April. Team B.C. will compete at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George.

CHUNG CHOW/NOW

Coquitlam’s Jean Luc Chetner, centre, takes a high hit from a New Westminster opponent while teammate Chase McIntyre, rear, looks on. The junior Adanacs were unable to stop New West’s powerplay in a 12-10 loss at the Coquitlam Sports Centre.

Penalties add up in A’s loss

Dan OLSON

sports@thenownews.com You can mark July 2 on your calendar. It’s the final meeting between the Coquitlam junior Adanacs and New Westminster Salmonbellies, and may have major playoff implications — or not. New West earned bragging rights and the series win by pulling out a 12-10 decision Wednesday in Coquitlam, while leapfrogging past the Adanacs to take over first place in the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League. The visiting Salmonbellies cashed in five powerplay goals over the final 35 minutes and pelted Coquitlam netminder Riley Camazzola with 59 shots during the game. Those factors were a huge hill to overcome, but the Adanacs pushed right until the end. “It was back and forth,” said Coquitlam coach Neil Doddridge. “I thought our goal-

tending was good and let’s say they had Bellies net, received two goals from Cole Shafer and singles by Wesley Berg, Jean Luc more powerplays than we did.” The Adanacs held a brief 3-2 lead late in Chetner, Jordan Gilles, Brett Kujala, Jordan the first before the Bellies counted three Magnuson, Chase McIntyre, Tyler Pace and Messenger. quick markers to go ahead A wave of penalties, which 5-3. Not to be outdone, started in the second period Coquitlam got goals from when Berg was called for a Jordan Gilles and Michael phantom high stick, proved Messenger just seven seconds It wasn’t the to work in New West’s favour, apart early in the middle result we Doddridge said. frame to pull even — launchwanted but “They’re tough to stop ing a stretch where New West would go ahead and we’re built more when you’re shorthanded,” he noted. “There’s fighting the Adanacs would tie it. for series play. penalties and there are fightJosh Byrne, the standout ing penalties, but we lose 20-year-old for the Bellies, –Neil Doddridge [Jake Taylor] for the game maintained his four-goal-ajr. Adanacs coach because he was wrestling game pace with two in each [Wyatt Pinder]. of the first two periods. “It wasn’t the result we wanted but we’re Johnny Pearson would also score four built more for series play. If this win proves times for New West. Coquitlam, which steered 45 shots at the CONTINUED ON PAGE 34

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Reds pitcher burns hot Blaze Dan OLSON sports@thenownews.com Nick Evans can commiserate with Felix Hernandez these days. The Seattle Mariners ace has pitched lights-out for much of the MLB season, but has just eight wins despite holding the opposition to two-runs or less on most nights. Evans’ story is similar, if just on a local scale. The Coquitlam Reds 17-year-old pitcher has carved out a top-20 record in earned runs at 2.12, and is second in the B.C. Premier Baseball League in strikeouts with 44 over 59 innings. Despite that, the six-foot-two righthander stood at just a single win over eight starts until topping the Langley Blaze last week. That’s when all the stars aligned, with Reds batters delivering clutch hits against the league’s top lineup. “Evans was just phenomenal, it was just a great game on his part,” noted coach David Kington. “It was completely his win, and we executed when we needed to.” Coupled with last weekend’s surge at the Mount Vernon Dream Field Wood Bat tournament, where Coquitlam cleaned up and took the title with a 3-1 record, the Reds appear to have discovered something. It’s been a struggle for much of the first two months, but not completely unexpected considering the youthful roster and sudden change in coaching prior to the season start. Patience would be either a well-used trait or a learned accessory for Kington and his staff. Now, with a 5-5 record over their last 10 games and a tourney title under their belt, confidence and momentum may be in order.

“We’re a young team so I think we’re going to see more and more of these as we move forward,” remarked Kington. “We needed that [win over Langley] to show the guys that they can do it.” The clutch hits came early after Evans sat down the Blaze’s first three batters. Jake MacDonald doubled in a run and was followed by Zac Comeault’s tworun single to give the Reds a 3-0 lead. While Langley would pull within a run over the next few innings, Nicolas Panozzo restored the two-run lead with a single that plated a pair in the bottom of fourth. Evans, meanwhile, kept the threats to a minimum until the final inning, when Langley, who sit first overall at 26-7, put two runners on. They would score once but the hurler got the last out via a pop fly to finish with his sixth complete game — and pick up just his second win. “Langley is always pressing and it was fairly [nerve wracking], but while I knew Evans was feeling some wear and tear, he wasn’t up in pitches and he had it in him to finish it off.” His performance was just another in many from Coquitlam’s starting four, who have combined to put the team in solid footing with a 2.90 earned run average. It’s the overall hitting record, which sits as a team at .225, that has great room for improvement. Coquitlam, at 10-20 and 11th overall in a 13-team league, has a long way to go to get back in the mix. But with 18 games to play, there’s time to show a lot more positive signs, said the coach. The Reds play a twin bill on Sunday, 4 and 6:30 p.m. against North Delta at Mundy Park.

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BIG CUT: Coquitlam Redlegs’ Jared Clark lines a hit during recent action at Mundy Park. The Redlegs were edged by the North Delta junior Blue Jays on Wednesday, with the Jays scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to sneak out a win.

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to be the difference for the league title, good for them. You don’t get rings for a league title.” Coupled with last month’s 11-5 loss in New West, the rivalry has tipped in the Bellies favour of late. But the important matches remain on the horizon, the Coquitlam coach said. “They have a good team and they’re offensively gifted,” noted Doddridge. “We’re better on defence, we have some stars on offence but you can’t win a [playoff] series without defence. “I like our chances when we keep their goals under 10.”

The Adanacs, who have won the league title six straight years, sit second overall, one point back of New West, with a 13-2-1 record. Coquitlam’s next test comes Sunday, 7 p.m. when they visit the Burnaby Lakers. The other Tri-Cities team, the PoCo Saints, continue to seek their third win of the season after last week’s 10-7 loss in Langley. Connor Goodwin collected three goals in the defeat, while Tyler Klarner chipped in with a pair. The Saints host Langley tonight, 8 p.m., and Victoria on Sunday, 5 p.m. Both games are at the PoCo Rec Centre.

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