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editorial@thenownews.com Aino Leskinen is an 84-year-old woman living in PoCo. She immigrated to Canada from northern Europe when she was 32 and lived in Montreal, Toronto and eventually the Lower Mainland. She didn’t understand English when she moved here, but over the years and with informal schooling has found herself able to get by. That is until, according to Leskinen, her language barrier caused her to fail a verbal examina-

tion with her doctor and subsequently caused her to lose her drivers’ licence. Then on Oct. 8 she went to her local motor vehicle branch and was issued a learner’s licence. Now, at 84, Leskinen is driving with an “L” slapped on the back of her car. “I’ve been driving all over Canada for 45 years with no problems,” Leskinen told the Tri-Cities NOW. “I have to practise like a young kid now.” According to Leskinen, it all started when she went to her doctor and did a verbal test for Alzheimer’s disease. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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A health view of gambling MPs dissect Jeremy DEUTSCH

jdeutsch@thenownews.com For most it’s simply harmless fun — a slice of entertainment and a chance to win some money. But for a small percentage, gambling can become as big a problem as alcohol or drug addiction. And like any community the Tri-Cities is not immune to the problem. “There’s no doubt there is an issue [with problem gambling] in our community, I would guess it’s similar — to other communities,” said Martin Wyant, CEO of the SHARE Family & Community Services Society. The organization offers problem gambling counselling. On Wednesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall released a report on legalized gambling in B.C. from a health perspective. The report provides a snapshot of just how many people in the province have a problem with gambling. According to the report, which used a survey from 2007, 27 per cent were nongamblers, 60 per cent were non-problem gamblers, and another nine per cent were low-risk gamblers. However, a total of 4.6 per cent of residents were considered moderate-risk or problem gamblers, representing approximately 159,000 people. The report noted that between 2002 and 2007, the number of people in B.C.

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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall’s report looks at legalized gambling in B.C. from a health perspective. with the most severe form of problem gambling more than doubled, increasing from approximately 13,000 people to more than 31,000 people. While the report suggested the prevalence of problem gambling in B.C. is relatively low, it stated it has been increasing and needs to be addressed. The report is calling on the government to increase the percentage of gaming revenue allocated to prevention and treatment, and on research for problem gambling. Though Wyant couldn’t say how much of SHARE’s resources go toward problem gambling programming, he suggested a conversation around funding is needed. He said there is an argument to be made that a good proportion of funds earned by gaming in the province

be dedicated to issues arising from problem gambling. But beyond sheer resources, Wyant suggested more thought is needed about how that money gets invested. “I think it is a legitimate health-related issue for a certain segment of people who are otherwise not challenged by anything else,” he said. The province collects $2.1 billion annually in gaming revenue, but spends the lowest amount per capita across the country on problem gambling treatment. B.C. spent $5.6 million on problem gambling treatment in 2011-12. Wyant’s bigger concern isn’t the casino, but rather online gaming. “The online gambling we see is a much more significant concern because I don’t know what safeguards you can put in that are reasonable

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in this day and age,” he said. “It’s just so easy and accessible.” The health officer’s report also made 17 recommendations to address problem gambling, including placing signs on all gaming machines conveying their risk-rating and restricting or reducing the amount of alcohol in gaming facilities. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said programs need to be in place to reduce the impacts of problem gaming. “Where government benefits from an activity, we should be prepared to invest in the mitigation of the harmful effects,” he told the TriCities NOW. Though he noted the city benefits from gaming revenue by way of the Boulevard Casino, the mayor said he wishes government had not brought slot machines into B.C. in the first place. As for gaming expansion, Stewart said he’s not sure limiting casinos or slot machines would reduce the number of problem gamblers. “A problem gambler is going to find their fix. I think we need to be there as a society to assist that problem gambler in controlling the addiction,” he said.

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There’s something in the federal government’s throne speech for everyone — at least that’s the view from a senior local Conservative MP. Port Moody-WestwoodPort Coquitlam MP James Moore said he expects his government’s throne speech to be well received. “I think there’s lots of stuff in there about which people will rally around,” he told the Tri-Cities NOW following the speech on Wednesday. The throne speech included promises to bring forward anti-cyberbullying laws, legislation that requires governments to balance the budget and a whole host of consumer-related measures. Moore said the cyberbullying agenda is one he felt close to, adding a new criminal offence will be added called non-consensual distribution of intimate images. As industry minister, the MP also touted several consumer-related initiatives in the throne speech. The government pledged to reduce cellphone roaming fees within Canada, allow consumers to unbundle their cable TV packages and drop fees for people who receive paper versions of their utility bills. “The best thing any government can do to help con-

sumers is to give them more power,” Moore said. In response, New We s t m i n s t e r- C o q u i t l a m NDP MP Fin Donnelly said there are pros and cons to the speech, but noted his party was already proposing some of the consumer-related measures. “It’s a good sign that they’re listening, not only to the official Opposition but to Canadians,” he said. Though Donnelly credited the government for tackling the issue of cyberbullying, he suggested the throne speech didn’t offer anything new around issues of mental health, affordable housing or transit. “There are still concerns for average hard working Canadians and families,” he said. The MP also questioned whether the Tories could stick to their own balanced-budget law, arguing Conservative governments have traditionally run the largest deficits in history. Donnelly also suggested the biggest issue not addressed in the speech was the environment and climate change.

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At 80, drivers must pass medical exam CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 When she failed the examination her doctor reported the results. Leskinen maintains it was a language barrier that caused her to fail, and not Alzheimer’s. But the Deputy Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, Stephanie Melvin, told the Tri-Cities NOW it takes a lot more than one examination for a drivers’ licence to be taken away. “There’s quite an elaborate process for people to go through,” she said. “Nothing is done as a snap decision.” Melvin said when seniors reach 80, they must undergo a medical examination with their doctor. In this exam, seniors are asked about their health and to do minor physical movements, such as turning their neck. Those who fail the medical exam are then asked to conduct a cognitive assessment with an occupational therapist, an in-office exam made up of five miniature tests. A senior may have a friend or family member there to assist if needed, Melvin added. Those who fail that do an on-road driving exam specifically designed to test the cognitive ability of seniors. “This is probably the saddest part of the job, because you get people who could quote Plato or Socrates, who have these brilliant memories, and their driving abilities are one of the first things to go,” Melvin said. According to Melvin, 80 per cent of seniors at 80 years old pass their medical, and three per cent lose their licence after failing all examinations. “It does have devastating consequences,” Melvin said. “You’ve lived your whole life and made all these contributions to British Columbia and helped build the province, and you don’t want to be in a position in your senior years where you’ve been in an accident and hurt someone. It’s a horrible thing to live with.” Lorraine Logan, transportation critic for the Council of Senior Citizens of BC (COSCO),

said it’s devastating for seniors to lose their licence, but it’s not done lightly. “They are extremely fair,” Logan said. “These licences aren’t taken arbitrarily.” COSCO is an advocacy group for senior citizens across the province and is always worried about ageism and other factors playing into seniors losing their licence. “On the other hand, if there’s any suspicion at all of someone who is physically or mentally unable to drive, then COSCO does not support that person,” she said. Despite the specifics of this case, Logan says it’s always a difficult time when someone loses the privilege to drive. “It’s hard because it’s their freedom,” Logan said. “What it does is it creates isolation for older people. It’s devastating to them. It’s a shame.” Logan suggests seniors prepare for this day, similar to having an earthquake kit at home. “Try using public transportation every now and again so when something does happen, you are able to get around publicly,” she said. Leskinen will be driving when she can with someone else in the car now, but is still upset with her doctor and ICBC after she lost her full licence. “It’s very difficult to live without driving in a community designed for cars,” she said.

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Today (Friday) marks one month since Shin Noh disappeared from his Coquitlam home. Though the family of the missing man has attempted to get back to normal life, the search for the father and husband continues. “Ihavetosearch.Regardless of what everyone else does, I’m going to search,” his son Sam told the Tri-Cities NOW on Wednesday. “Whether we find him alive or not, this is something I have to do for my mom and my family.” Despite Shin Noh being missing for a month during, at times, nasty weather, Sam still believes his father is alive. He suggested his dad is probably confused, scared and possibly paranoid. So Sam, along with his family and the community, has kept the search going.

Just last week, searchers focused on New West after a possible sighting at a Tim Horton’s in that community. Searchers were also out scouring the area around the Coquitlam River looking for the missing man. Noh, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, was last seen by his wife on the morning of Sept. 18 before he left his house near Lansdowne Drive and Guildford Way for his morning walk. When he didn’t return a few hours later, the family called police. Coquitlam RCMP took the unusual step Wednesday of discussing the detachment’s involvement in the case.

Mounties posted an open letterfromRCMPSupt.Claude Wilcott insisting investigators have done everything in their power to find Noh. The letter suggested there are questions being asked about whether investigators could or should be doing more to find the missing man. “After reviewing the file personally I want to assure everyone who has participated in or followed the search for Mr. Noh that, from the moment Sam Noh reported his father missing and the file was assessed as ‘high risk’ due to Mr. Noh’s age and his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, every investigative step that could have been taken has been taken,” the letter stated. “Further, every step my team has taken has been taken without delay.” The letter noted police have followed up on the 110plus tips that have come in.

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Candidates face off Sam SMITH editorial@thenownews.com At an all-candidates meeting Wednesday, the 11 people running in a byelection for two Coquitlam council seats answered questions on a range of topics. One of the most polarizing concerned the Riverview lands and the province’s recent commitment to consult with all stakeholders to find the best use for it. Doug Macdonell said a wellness centre would be great, but he’s worried the government has a hidden agenda. “I would not like to see any of it go to market housing,” he said. “I think that would just be totally disrespectful to the piece of property and the residents here.” But Kevin Startin went the other way, supporting market housing and drawing a negative reaction from some of the roughly 100 people at the meeting. “We could have rental units in there, possibly even some market housing in there, which creates revenue streams for the province, community, and then we have a hospital in there,” he said. “I think it all can be balanced.” Chris Wilson said he’s encouraged by recent talks, but one part of the plan isn’t good. “It’s going to cost millions of dollars to rehabilitate those buildings in the proper way, and I don’t think we can have a ‘break-even proposition’ on Riverview without developing a good chunk of the land,” he said. Vincent Wu said he doesn’t want to sell any of the land as it’s part of Coquitlam’s history. Kurt Zaporozan said it’s time to put a topgrade medical facility for the mentally ill there. Michael Bell mirrored Wilson’s sentiments

on the break-even concept. “We shouldn’t even entertain the idea of trying to break even on it,” he said. “Basically, it would never happen.” According to Bell, providing a place for people with addiction and mental health issues has a cost, but if it creates healthier people it’s money well spent. Teri Towner said spending money on treatment now saves money in the end. “I think in the long run that will save us money,” she said. “I think a lot of those issues, we spend in other areas of our society, in policing, at the other end of the spectrum. “Let’s help people get better and help contribute back to our wonderful community,” she added, garnering applause. The candidates were also asked how they would create jobs and provide affordable housing in the city. Almost all agreed business taxes are too high and should be lowered to make Coquitlam more competitive with other cities. “Small business in this province accounts for 98 per cent of all business in this province,” said Ben Craig. “We need to listen to our small business.” Ben Kim suggested making property developers set aside a portion of development for low-income families. Candidates were then pressed on whether or not they would support a referendum to amalgamate the Tri-Cities. Bonita Zarrillo said she always supports referendums, but in her experience centralizing has never been the answer people hoped it would be. “The savings that we’re looking for when we de-centralize and centralize never seem to appear,” she said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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jdeutsch@thenownews.com There could very well be two provincial NDP leadership candidates from the TriCities when party members pick their new leader sometime next year. On Wednesday, New Westminster-Coquitlam NDP MP Fin Donnelly confirmed he is considering running for the party’s leadership. “I am giving it serious consideration,” he told the TriCities NOW, adding he’s still committed to his job as MP. Donnelly said party members have asked him to consider running, and he’s taking those requests seriously.

Fin Donnelly But before making a final decision, Donnelly said there are many questions that need to be answered regarding the leadership race, including

the rules and dates for the contest. He also said he wants to see who comes forward to challenge for the position. “It makes quite a difference if certain people are out and certain people are actually running,” Donnelly said. On Wednesday, NDP MLA John Horgan announced he won’t seek the party’s top job. Last month, current NDP leader Adrian Dix announced he will step aside once a new leader is picked. PoCo MLA Mike Farnworth recently told the Tri-Cities NOW he is seriously considering going for the leadership job.

Byelection set for Oct. 26 CONT. FROM PAGE 6 Barrie Lynch was supportive of a referendum, but said he doesn’t know if amalgamation is the right answer. The meeting ended with the candidates picking their dream amenity for the city. Michael Bell suggested an outdoor amphitheatre. Ben Craig called for a community centre in Burquitlam. Lynch and Macdonell wanted a

hotel in the downtown core, but Kevin Startin and Chris Wilson said if the market hasn’t driven a hotel there yet, then it’s not the best choice. Kurt Zaporozan liked the idea of a replacement for the Bailey bridge. Ben Kim said he would listen to the public to find out what people want. Vincent Wu agreed. Bonita Zarillo asked for a covered market, expanding the existing farmers’ market

into a year-long affair with a place for people to go and sell goods and have fun. Teri Towner was a fan of a major sporting facility and convention centre and building a community around that. General voting takes place on Oct. 26. Advanced polls are available on Oct. 19 and 25 at Pinetree Community Centre, and Oct. 23 at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.

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hen it comes to changing the proverbial channel, mid-term throne speeches typically are new paint on a pockmarked wall. Wednesday’s throne speech from Ottawa didn’t disappoint in that aspect, offering plenty of brush strokes but little cover for what appears to be a tired, idea-strapped Conservative government. Some of the proposals that Stephen Harper hopes to achieve in the final year-and-a-half of this mandate — if he sticks to the promise of waiting until 2015 before calling the next federal election — cover typical Tory talking points, like tariffs and balanced budgets. Their attachment to both is a lot of smoke and mirrors, as earlier this year the government raised tariffs on a variety of foreign imports to the bane of Canadian consumers. And as far as balanced budgets are concerned, Prime Minister Harper’s track record is looking more and more like Brian Mulroney’s — not a flattering comparison. But setting a new tone and providing a sketchy glimpse into the upcoming pearls from Parliament is what a throne speech is all about. And there seem to be some intriguing ideas, but little to get excited over. While it’s easy to endorse tougher cyberbullying legislation, more choice in cable channels and lower roaming charges for our cellphones — only in Canada? a pity — we can only wonder what items the Conservatives are bundling in with these promises that didn’t make the Governor General’s address. The speech did, for a day at least, successfully muffle the ongoing woe that is the government’s self-inflicted Senate scandal and the simmering debate over multiple pipeline decisions looming in our future. Stephen Harper is hoping that a few gimmicks keep Canadians from channel surfing come the next election.

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great deal of stress, which can, in turn, he B.C. government recently worsen symptoms of mental illness rejected the recommendaand substance use problems. In other tion of the Union of BC words, if we make it easier for people Municipalities to re-instate with disabilities to afford to make ends Riverview Hospital. Our govmeet, we will have less demand on our ernment has made the right decision. mental health care system. The CMHA The debate and media coverage over has been advocating for the government recent weeks has revealed a number to increase the persons-with-disability of important issues that have reframed questions about Riverview Hospital, and benefit and index it against cost of living increases. This would mean that even the premier is correct in her comments low-income people with mental illness that there is “a new set of problems we could be elevated out of poverty. need to deal with.” Additionally, we need to address the Surprisingly, the idea of reopening lack of affordable, safe Riverview garnered a and supportive housing good deal of public supoptions in our province. port, at least in online Many British Columbians and radio comments with mental illnesses or attached to media Reopening substance use problems coverage. However, we Riverview cannot access safe and question the logic that would not be a reliable housing. They reopening the hospican be found on the tal would have solved compassionate street, under bridges and complex problems like solution to in shelters — which are homelessness, poverty or homelessness or not homes. To address the real lack of 24-hour this in the short term we community-based treatpoverty in our suggest that the government for people with province. ment implement a rental mental illness and/or assistance program for substance use problems, as many of the comments suggested. We people who have low income and mental illness. A longer-term goal would be also wonder about the assertion made to invest in building a variety of housing by many commentators that Riverview options across the province with varying would somehow be a “compassionate levels of mental health treatment and solution.” supports. This would allow people at all Reopening Riverview would not be stages of recovery to live in, and contriba compassionate solution to homelessute to, their communities. ness or poverty in our province. The There are significant gaps in our comtruly compassionate solution would be munity mental health care system that to take an honest look at how we treat need to be addressed. For example, people with severe mental illness and many people don’t realize that most substance use problems and change our community mental health services opercourse of action. We need to deal with ate during business hours, Monday to these issues head-on. Friday. It is important that we create For starters, we should ensure that programs that are available to respond people who have disabilities can afford to situations that arise at any time of basic costs of living. Poverty can cause a

the day. As the VPD outlined in their recent mental health report, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an example of this kind of program. We support these kinds of initiatives so long as they are embedded alongside of income and housing supports. We also need to ensure that there are places that people experiencing distress from mental illness can go, to receive care, where they can’t be turned away. We should not and cannot rely on our police departments, emergency rooms and family members to provide this type of care on their own. There are certainly some who will argue that these solutions fail to address the immediate needs of people with severe mental illness in our province. They might argue that we need to provide an institutional setting to care for people who have severe symptoms now. We don’t deny that there are people on the street, experiencing profound distress, without resources to help. However, people in institutional care eventually leave institutions, often returning to ill-equipped and underresourced communities. International research has found that patients with severe mental illness do better in community-based settings when provided with the right supports. We need to provide our communities with the supports to ensure that patients can leave facilities, and that when they do there are places for them to live and experience recovery. In short, a broad continuum of community-based supports is the foundation of responsive mental health care — this is the compassionate solution. It allows people with differing levels of need to access supports and live fulfilling lives within their communities, not hidden away in institutions. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9


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Finally, places like Riverview are expensive. We estimate that operating 300 long-term secure beds would cost at least $45 million per year. It is probably more. The ultimate question in this debate is how we choose to spend our money. If we choose to spend it on facilities like Riverview, that’s money that we will not have to spend on implementing the solutions that could potentially help thousands. Rather than asking our government to reopen Riverview Hospital we should be asking it to invest in programs that ensure that people with mental illness and substance use problems can live in dignity within our communities. We can do this by directly addressing big issues like poverty and housing and through ensuring that a robust system of appropriate and timely mental health care is available for all British Columbians within their communities. Bev Gutray is CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division, and Marina Morrow, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director at the Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon

Fraser University, and Research Associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ BC Office.

Individuals under the “not in the labour force” heading are those who were unwilling or unable to offer or supply labour services under conditions existing in their labour markets, that is, they were neither employed nor unemployed. This means that when the census was taken if a homemaker said he/she was actively looking for work they would be included in the “unemployed” category, but if they said they were unable to work for the time being because they were taking care of their children they would be in the “not in the labour force” category. Also, full-time students looking for work are exempted from the survey because they are considered to only be looking for temporary work. Then there are people who are unemployed due to a disability, old age, mental illness, new to the country, or in prison, which appear to be neither employed nor unemployed. The Encarta Dictionary describes “employed” as the condition of working for pay and “unemployed” as not in paid employment. In my opinion the 6.9-per-cent unemployment rate is misleading as there appears to be a larger amount of people in Canada who are unemployed but get segmented into an unpublicized limbo zone. If the “not in the labour force” stat were to be added to the “unemployed” stat

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Statistics Canada’s September Labour Force Survey has reported that Canada has a 6.9-per-cent unemployment rate. This figure seemed low to me as I have seen the staggering amount of homeless in Vancouver, socialized with fellow parents trying to get back into their careers, and know of many college and university graduates who have been looking for work, in some cases for almost two years. This prompted me to contact Statistics Canada and enquire who actually was included in its survey. As it turns out there is a distinction between “unemployed” and “not in the labour force.” By Statistics Canada’s definition unemployed persons are those who, during the reference week: a) were on temporary layoff during the reference week with an expectation of recall and were available for work, or b) were without work, had looked for work in the past four weeks, and were available for work, or c) had a new job to start within four weeks from reference week; and were available for work

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Youth society to host gala on Thursday Sam SMITH editorial@thenownews.com PoCoMo Youth Services is hosting its second-annual Evening of Inspiration Gala on Thursday, Oct. 24 — and changing its name to ACCESS Youth Outreach Services Society. “The motivation behind the name change was to have a name that better represents the work we do, the expansion of service areas that now include the Langleys [city and township] and to usher in a new era and direction for our organization,” said Jerome Bouvier, executive director of ACCESS. ACCESS is an award-winning nonprofit society providing support and services to youth in the community, and has been since it first opened its doors in 1992. The gala event raises money for all its programs. The society is hoping for a sold-out crowd of 250 people and to fundraise a needed

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Jerome Bouvier, Brittney Fader, Pam Eberl and Chris Babakaiff of ACCESS (formerly the PoCoMo Youth Services Society) are getting ready to host the group’s annual fundraising gala on Oct. 24. $15,000. The money goes towards a nonprofit that has helped 3,000 local

kids in 2013 so far. “We usually do more than that,” Bouvier said. “That’s 3,000 contacts

“It showcases the successes of the a year through both programs and just one bus out in the community. services we provide through some If we had two buses out, we could of the youth that will be speaking at the event,” he said. double that.” The event offers a gourmet meal, Bouvier says there’s nothing but financial restraint holding the group auction items, raffle prizes and live performances back from helping by Sarah K and the more local youth in Mellado youth hipthe Tri-Cities, and he hop dance group. sees the need for serThe gala takes vices every day. That’s 3,000 place at the Red “Like the last contacts a Robinson Show couple weekends we year through Theatre at 7 p.m. on found kids severely Thursday, Oct. 24. intoxicated and disboth programs tressed,” he said. “So Tickets are $70, or and just one we contacted med$525 for a table of bus out in the ical services. If we eight. community. weren’t out there, Bouvier also wants well, you can think of anyone interested –Jerome Bouvier the potential harm.” in volunteering for ACCESS The gala is a great ACCESS to contact opportunity to learn the group at the about ACCESS and all it offers, number below. according to Bouvier, including firstTickets can be purchased online hand accounts from former youth at pocomo.org or phone 604-525who benefited from the group. 1888.

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of Benedict Cumberbatch’s outstanding central performance, which captures something of the enigmatic, manipulative and emotive aspects of Assange — the man we paid to see. Because the film is styled like an Internet campaign ad (reminding me of Kony 2012) — with fast-paced editing, the incorporation of real news footage and numerous montages — and includes no car chases or gun shootouts, the dialogue takes the place of the action with verbal exchanges being the drawing factor. Often the spoken lines are merely expositional or the screenwriter attempts to offer an argument for or against the actions of WikiLeaks through the characters. This approach engages our minds but leaves our hearts mostly untouched.

The film fails to capture the tragedy of these activists’ sacrifices as we never grow to identify with them as people, but instead merely as a writer’s device. I am a supporter of WikiLeaks and many of their controversial past decisions to publish war logs that revealed the names and personal information of numerous American informants, possibly putting them in grave danger. But they also revealed the injustices committed by the American army while in Afghanistan and Iraq. An informed public is a deterrent to governments’ committing disgusting and evil deeds. In a democratic society it allows the people to vote out the “Hitlers and Stalins” that have been in hiding. It is an intolerable outrage

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From 2002-2011 Barrie Lynch was an effective member of Coquitlam City Council with a proven record of leadership.As a City Councillor he chaired or vice-chaired many Coquitlam City boards, task forces and committees. Barrie was also appointed by Coquitlam City Council as a representative to the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and Federation of Canadian Municipalities Standing Committees and has served on many boards and committees including: • Finance Standing Committee, Member • Corporate & Protective Services Standing Committee, Member

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Barrie’s extensive education and training includes: • the Royal Roads University Master of Arts Leadership and Training Program - specialization in justice and public safety • the Simon Fraser University Bachelor of General Studies Program - extended minor in criminology

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• Disability Issues Advisory Chair Currently Barrie is the Supply Chain Managment Association British Columbia Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer and also works part-time as a paramedic at the Coquitlam Ambulance Station.

SAFE STREETS AND NEIGHBOURHOODS As a father of two and a grandfather of three, working with the citizens of Coquitlam towards safer neighbourhoods is a top priority for Barrie. His efforts and experience include: • Being a former Coquitlam RCMP Auxiliary Constable

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Maintenance and replacement of existing facilities in Coquitlam is important to support a healthy community.As Coquitlam grows we need to ensure parkland and recreation facilities are expanded. Growth must be managed and sustainable by the facilities.As a parent Barrie was involved in and coached Coquitlam Minor Football, Coquitlam Little League and assisted with Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association. He was also chair of the Coquitlam Library Board. • While on Council Barrie supported and voted for: • The new Poirier Sport and Leisure Centre • The new Pinetree Community Centre and Glen Pine Pavilion • Town Centre Park and Stadium upgrades • The new Soccer Field at Charles Best and Town Centre

• The Summit Community Centre • Inspiration Gardens • Mackin Park upgrades

COMMUNITY PLANNING Community planning must recognize the strength of a healthy business and commercial community, protection and enhancement of our natural areas and include active participation of the residents of Coquitlam. While on Council Barrie supported and voted for: • The preservation of natural areas • Balancing density with commercial development • Fire Halls and department upgrades • The Official Community Plan that included Smart growth strategies • The Northeast Area plan • The Southwest Area plan • Preserving the Riverview lands and arboretum

TRANSPORTATION Barrie supports transportation improvements for Coquitlam. Growth without transportation improvements is not an appropriate goal.We must ensure the transportation needs are met while balancing the demand to develop new areas with the need to improve and upgrade our older neighbourhoods. While on Council Barrie supported and voted for: • The Evergreen Line • The Eleanor Ward Bridge • The local road improvement strategy • King Edward Overpass and Cape Horn Interchange improvements

ELECT AGAIN Barrie Lynch for Coquitlam City Councillor

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MOTORING You pull up somewhere, you’re a little distracted, so you turn off the ignition and take your foot off the brake. Then in your peripheral vision you notice that the car next to you is moving. And suddenly it occurs to you: It’s not the other car, it’s me! TOM: Of course, it would be worse if you had gotten out of the car before it started to roll away. Luckily, the keys won’t come out of the ignition unless the car is in park. So that gives you one more signal that something’s wrong (why won’t my key come out? Oh, right. Because I didn’t put the car in park, CONT. ON PAGE 17


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From the 16 micro brew beers on tap, to the personal service to the “Community Pint,” everything about Coquitlam’s Original Joe’s smells local. They may be one of the country’s leading restaurant brands, but Original Joe’s on Austin Avenue has positively immersed itself in the community in its five years plus on the block. So much so that the popular restaurant/ bar is considered by many as their local neighbourhood pub where, to borrow the lines of a famous Boston bar, “everybody knows your name.” “We’ve been in business for just over five years and I’d like to think we’re one of the most popular places to dine and drink in Coquitlam,” said Soleille Cyr, Original Joe’s General Manager. “We’re really a neighbourhood restaurant and bar and have a lot of regular customers. “It’s not a huge place, so there’s a real

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COQUITLAM ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Halloween pet safety

Welcoming New Patients

With Halloween around the corner it’s a good time to think about the animals in your household and their safety that night. All those weird loud noises as well as the traffic in and out of your home can be upsetting to your pet and can even lead to harm. “Fireworks going off, a constantly ringing doorbell and the presence of costumed strangers can all cause animals to panic, putting both pets and people in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager of community relations. When dogs and cats are frightened they are more likely to run away from their homes, jump out of open windows or dart into traffic. Stressed pets can also behave out of character — even scratching or biting people, says Chortyk. The BC SPCA offers these Halloween safety tips:

Keep pets inside: Pets who are inside have fewer opportunities to confront trick-or-treaters. Some pets do well left in a separate room with the radio or

Coquitlam Animal Services

ADOPT-A-PET CHARLIE • ANIMAL: DOG

• BREED: GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX, YOUNG ADULT • SEX: NEUTERED MALE,

Charlie is looking for an experienced home that can handle his energy and size. He is a big goof and tends to get a little wound up and jump all over you. Charlie should attend obedience classes with his new family to help learn the basics and work on his manners. He would be best in an adult only home as his size and energy level would overwhelm children.

• BREED: DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR, SENIOR • SEX: SPAYED FEMALE,

Sophie is a sweet older girl who would like to find a nice quiet home to retire in. She is very gentle and loves to find the sunny spot and lounge for hours. Sophie requires daily medication for a thyroid condition but takes her pill easily. Sophie would be a candidate for our Foster Program. She doesn’t seem to mind the other cats and would do fine in a home with a cat that has a similar personality.

Make sure your pet is wearing identification. Dogs and cats may try to run away if they feel threatened. Clear, current identification is your best chance to have them returned to you.

Don’t console your anxious pet:

While it is natural to want to comfort your pet, it is better to use a bright, cheerful voice to send a message that things are fine. Avoid saying things like, “It’s OK” or

Candy is for people: Candy can lead to health problems such as diabetes or obesity, and chocolate is especially dangerous because it contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and cats. Keep treats well away from your pets.

Leave home without them:

If you think it would be fun to bring your pet trickor-treating, your pet may not share your view. The strange sights and sounds of Halloween can cause a normally friendly dog to bite if it feels scared or threatened.

Don’t costume your pet:

Dressing your dog in a costume inhibits his ability to communicate, making him prone to display aggression himself or be subjected to aggressive behaviour from other dogs.

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“Don’t be scared” in a soft or sympathetic voice. This only reinforces your pet’s fearful behaviour.

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television on to mask the sounds of fireworks and trickor-treaters. Be sure to leave plenty of toys in the room for your pet so that he doesn’t think he’s being isolated as a punishment. If your pet finds the doorbell disturbing, consider disconnecting the doorbell for the night. Alternatively, you can leave a bowl of treats near the door outside where trick-or-treaters can help themselves. That way, they won’t knock or ring the doorbell — at least not until the bowl is emptied.

• BREED: SNOWSHOE MIX, SENIOR • SEX: NEUTERED MALE, Skippy Jack Jones is a big handsome boy with a very unique look, he’s got a bit of an underbite! Skippy wasn’t feeling so great when he first arrived but now is perky and looking for a nice quiet retirement home. Skippy is very affectionate and a little chatty and will follow you around like a dog. Skippy is on medication for his thyroid and would be a candidate for the shelter’s Foster Program. He doesn’t seem at all concerned

about the other cats and would be just fine in a multi cat home. Contact the shelter for more info on our Foster Program.

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• ANIMAL: DOG • BREED: POINTER X LAB, YOUNG • SEX: SPAYED FEMALE, Polly is an energetic young dog who we are guessing to be around 8 months old. She will need an active family that keep her busy and moving as she has lots of energy and loves to run and play. Polly needs a little work on her basic obedience and manners but is a quick learner and very willing to work for a yummy treat. A home with some dog experience would be an asset to help train Polly, and we would recommend going to obedience classes.

• ANIMAL: DOG • BREED: LAB MIX, ADULT • SEX: NEUTERED MALE,

Bravo is looking for an active and experienced home to keep him mentally and physically stimulated. Bravo knows quite a few commands and is quick to perform, but needs to work on his manners as he jumps up on everyone he meets. Bravo would do best with a calmer dog to help balance out his energy and teach him more appropriate manners.

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Dental Care can help prevent periodontal disease

Periodontal disease in essence is the inflammation and loss of gums and surrounding structures of the tooth. In the early stages, periodontal disease has very few symptoms; and in many individuals the disease has progressed significantly before they seek treatment. Symptoms may include: • Redness or bleeding of gums while brushing or flossing or biting into hard food (e.g. apples) • Gum swelling that recurs • Spitting out blood after brushing teeth • Bad breath, and a persistent metallic taste in the mouth • Gum recession, resulting in apparent lengthening of teeth) • Loose teeth, in the later stages Gingival inflammation and periodontal disease are largely painless. However, research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other conditions that effect the whole body. Initially it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body; however, the latest research shows that inflammation may be main culprit. Below are some of the conditions that have shown association with the periodontal disease. DIABETES AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, probably because people with diabetes are more susceptible to contracting infections. In fact, periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes. Those people who don’t have their diabetes under control are especially at risk. Research has suggested that the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease goes both ways - periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar. Severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts people with diabetes at increased risk for diabetic complications. if you are living with diabetes, it is paramount to consult with your dentist to make sure you are not at risk for periodontal disease. PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND HEART DISEASE Significant research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. Even

though a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, but research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease. Periodontal disease can also worsen existing heart conditions. Patients at risk for infective endocarditis may require antibiotics prior to dental procedures. please consult with your dentist as he/she will be able to determine if your heart condition requires use of antibiotics prior to dental procedures. OSTEOPOROSIS Researchers have suggested that a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Studies suggest that osteoporosis may lead to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports the teeth may be decreased, which means the teeth no longer have a solid foundation. RESPIRATORY DISEASE Research has found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease. CANCER Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers. PREGNANCY Pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small. However, more research is needed to confirm how periodontal disease may affect pregnancy outcomes. All infections are cause for concern among pregnant women because they pose a risk to the health of the baby. It is recommended that women who are pregnant or are considering pregnancy have a periodontal evaluation by their dentist. and as the pregnancy progresses, it is very important to follow a good at-home dental hygiene regimen, including regular brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning appointments. TREATMENT Early diagnosis is important for successful treatment of periodontal diseases. Therefore, it is important that you receive a comprehensive periodontal examination as part of your routine dental visits.

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ach day, I counsel patients suffering from stress, anxiety and depression. They are overwhelmed with emotions often triggered by circumstances — a stressful home situation, difficulties at work, financial distress, relationship problems, a series of negative events or illness. The initial focus is on their unhappiness and what is wrong in their lives. We can get stuck there. We’ve all had difficult emotions that are difficult to shake. In many cases we cannot easily change the conditions of our lives. When we perceive that we have lost control, we experi-

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Dr. Davidicus Wong ence a state of helplessness that begets anxiety. This can evolve into hopelessness that begets despair. Early in life — long before medical school — I learned that we have three choices in any difficult situation. We can leave it, change it or reframe it. This commonsense advice is easy to understand but dif-

ficult for most to apply. We can’t easily leave a bad job or home situation if we are in a position of dependence. When we are responsible for others, we cannot abandon our duties and responsibilities. In some cases we can make changes. If we are fortunate, we may voice our concerns to those who can assist us, but sometimes our voices are not heard. The third choice — refram-

ing — can be the greatest of challenges. Yet it can be just as empowering. When we cannot leave or change our circumstances, we can look at them from a different angle. We might consider a difficult coworker or partner with more empathy and consider things from the other’s point of view. We may start seeing our current state as a stepping stone to a better future; we just have to persevere and ride it through. We can look at our past and the mistakes we have made from a perspective of learning and growth. As a first step out of stress and despair, I ask my patients to take stock of their resour-

ces — what is good in their lives. This may include their support — their positive relationships and their personal qualities. Sometimes we have to dig deep into their past to remind them how they were able to overcome other difficult times in their lives. Though we tend to personally attribute our moods to our circumstances (or biochemistry), they are largely thought dependent. In turn, our thoughts are largely influenced by our moods. When we are anxious, we overemphasize danger and risk. We catastrophize and imagine worst-case scenarios. We minimize our own ability to cope. When we are depressed,

we see the negative in others, in our selves, our world and our future. We overlook what is good and beautiful all around us and in our selves. Thankfulness can be therapeutic. By taking stock of the positives in our lives, we may feel stronger, more supported and hopeful. The cup is no longer half empty (or, if you’re really negative, dirty, cracked and half-filled with bitter water). The cup may in fact be overflowing when we remember those who have helped us in the past, the people in our lives today and who we may help in the future. What are you thankful for? Who should you thank today? Appreciation too is twice blessed. It enriches both giver and receiver. What can we do today to fill each others’ cups? Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at PrimeCare Medical. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. You can read more about achieving your positive potential for health at davidicuswong.wordpress.com.

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The Port Moody Farmer’s Market is wrapping up its summer season with a new fundraiser. Each Friday throughout October, the market is serving up a hot dinner to market attendees, with proceeds going to the SHARE Family & Community Services Society’s food bank. For $7, marketgoers can grab a hot entree, a side dish, a fresh salad and a dessert, all provided by local vendors. The market will also be featuring chefs’ demonstrations and musical entertainment. The market runs on Friday afternoons from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) until the end of October. find us on

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editorial@thenownews.com There’s something fishy going on in Coquitlam. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) celebrated its 10th anniversary last week with the release of its 95-millionth fish going right into Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam. This trout was one of the scheduled 4,500 fish to be put into Lafarge Lake by the end of October, and one of the more than 160,000 trout released into Lafarge and Como lakes since 2003. Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, with FFSBC president Don Peterson, Port MoodyCoquitlam MLA Linda Reimer, CoquitlamBurke Mountain MLA Douglas Horne, and students of Maple Creek Middle School all helped more than 1,000 rainbow trout get released into Lafarge Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Stacy Webb of FFSBC said it was a great day for the release. “We picked Lafarge Lake because one, it is a great example of our partnerships; two, we are focused on creating accessible fisheries, and Lafarge Lake is one of the most popular urban fisheries in B.C.; and three, it is a beautiful lake,” she told the Tri-Cities NOW in an e-mail interview. Webb also pointed out how not only have there been 160,000 trout released into Como and Lafarge lakes, but also 129,000 trout into

Buntzen and Sasamat lakes in the Belcarra/ Ioco area. “The City of Coquitlam has been very supportive,” Webb said. “Building the fishing pier and promoting the Learn to Fish program we offer at the lake, thanks to financial support from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.” Learn to Fish is a program put on by FFSBC to introduce residents to recreational fishing. Participants are offered lessons in fish identification and biology, habitat and conservation, knot tying and more. “Much of the success of the society over the past 10 years is due to our partnerships,” said Don Peterson, president of FFSBC, in a press release. “Particularly those with the provincial government’s fisheries program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and municipalities such as the City of Coquitlam.” FFSBC operates five hatcheries and stocks more than 800 lakes across the province. Fish are released into lakes at various sizes, from small fry up to full-sized trout. Currently, the fall stock is getting underway with most lakes in Metro Vancouver receiving multiple releases of fish. According to FFSBC, a successful stocking program is critical to the province’s recreational fishing sector as it supports 50 per cent of all angling activity on lakes across B.C., and as much as 90 per cent in some regions. For more information visit gofishbc.com.

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EAGLE RIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S 23 RD ANNUAL EVENING OF CARING GAL A

Celebrating Caring Hearts in Our Community Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation offers its grateful thanks to the people of the Tri-Cities for their spirit, generosity, enthusiasm, and tremendous support of the Foundation’s 23rd Annual Evening of Caring Gala event held September 28th at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. This year’s Fund-A-Need campaign was the most successful yet—raising over $167,000 to purchase a new ultrasound for Eagle Ridge Hospital. Congratulations to the 2013 Caring Heart Award recipient, Jim Irwin of Westwood Honda (right). Many thanks also go to our Evening of Caring Gala sponsors and our dedicated volunteers for their support.

L-R: Charlene Giovannetti-King, ERHF’s Executive Director with Caring Heart Award Recipient Jim Irwin of Westwood Honda, and Alison Johansen, ERHF’s Board Chair

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FRIDAY, OCT 18 Tri-City Singles Social Club meets at 7 p.m.

at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St. in Port Moody. This 50-plus singles group meets to plan activities such as dancing, theatre, concerts, dining, movies, day trips and travel. Membership is $20 per year. Info: Darline at 604-466-0017 or Louise at 604-941-8897. Port Moody Farmer’s Market hosts Food Bank Fridays, from 3 to 7 p.m. throughout October at the Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Rd. For $7, market-goers can grab a hot entree, side dish, salad and dessert from vendors, with proceeds going to the SHARE food bank.

SATURDAY, OCT 19

Triumph Taekwon-Do hosts an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 312-1515 Broadway St. in PoCo. Activities include free short self-defense courses and other high-energy demonstrations for kids and adults of all ages. Hot dogs and drinks available by cash or food donation to the SHARE food bank. Info: 604-944-KICK or www.triumphtkd.com. Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch, hosts the vocal talents of Asha Lohia and the teachers and students of Guru Sangeet Martand Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj at 1 p.m. at 1169 Pinetree Way. Space is limited for this free program. To register, call 604-937-4155 and leave a message at 604-937-4155. A Helping Hand hosts a coat drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 101-1525 Broadway St. in PoCo. Donations of coats for men, women and children will be accepted for distribution to those in need throughout Metro Vancouver.

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A Helping Hand hosts a coat drive from

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 101-1525 Broadway St. in PoCo. Donations of coats for men, women and children will be accepted for distribution to those in need throughout Metro Vancouver.

MONDAY, OCT 21 Tri-Cities Parkinson’s Support Group meets

from 10 a.m. to noon at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr. in Coquitlam. Info: 604941-3182. Terry Fox Library presents a free screening of the film, Mongol, from Kazakhistan, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. The historical epic focuses on the life and legend of Genghis Khan. Info: 604-927-7999.

TUESDAY, OCT 22 SHARE Society offers a free education and

support group for parents and caregivers who are concerned about their youth and substance use. The group will run on Tuesdays for eight weeks, from Oct. 22 to Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Call 604-937-6969 to sign up. Terry Fox Library offers stuffed animal storytime from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Info: 604 927-7999.

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SHARE Society offers an 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. The topic will be “Use, misuse, abuse — how people become addicted.” The session includes a video, brief presentation and open discussion, and runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Registration is not required. This is the first in a 13-week drop-in series that runs Wednesdays from Oct. 23 to Jan. 29. Info:

604-936-3900. Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. in the McGee Room at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. A meeting and a small stamp presentation by members are on tap. Info: www.stampclub.ca or call 604-941-9306. Port Moody Public Library Board hosts a meeting for prospective board members to learn more about what it means to be a trustee, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the ParkLane Room of the library, 100 Newport Dr. The board will have vacancies beginning on Jan. 1, 2014. Info: 469-4580. Nancy Greenall and PoCo Heritage host a Venetian mask-making workshop for people 10 and older, at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage at Leigh Square. Advance registration is required, and the fee is $22 per person. Call 604-927-8403 or email pocoheritage1@gmail.com to reserve a spot and create a mask for your Halloween masquerade parties.

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Vancouver Paranormal Society hosts An Introduction to Modern Ghost Hunting, a workshop at the Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre branch, at 1169 Pinetree Way, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The society has been investigating odd sounds and ghostly apparitions since 1983. Skeptics and believers alike are invited to learn about the society, the equipment used in its investigations and to see some “visual and audio evidence.” To register for this free program, leave a message on the library’s registration line at 604-937-4155.

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p.m. (6 to 7 p.m. is slighty less scary for smaller children). Visit the graveyard, witch’s circle, monster alley, spider forest, pumpkin patch and haunted house and enjoy a free hot chocolate. The shelter is eager to receive all donations, but did specify several items this year: Friskies paté (wet and dry) and toys for cats; Lean Cuts food (wet and dry) and toys for dogs (no rawhides, please); chew sticks, rabbit pellets, toys and gift certificates to Thrifty Foods for rabbits. Port Moody Farmer’s Market hosts Food Bank Fridays, from 3 to 7 p.m. throughout October at the Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Rd. For $7, market-goers can grab a hot entree, side dish, salad and dessert from vendors, with proceeds going to the SHARE food bank.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Residents of 486 McGill Dr. in Port Moody

host their annual haunted backyard in support of the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, from 6 to 8 p.m. (6 to 7 p.m. is slighty less scary for smaller children). Visit the graveyard, witch’s circle, monster alley, spider forest, pumpkin patch and haunted house and enjoy a free hot chocolate. For donation details, see listing under Friday, Oct. 25. Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library meet at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom of the library’s Poirier branch, at 575 Poirier St. Info: 604-937-4130. New members welcome.

MONDAY, OCT. 28 Terry Fox Library presents a free screening

of the film Pan’s Labyrinth, from Mexico, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. The film tells the story of the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer who escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world during 1944 in fascist Spain. Info: 604-927-7999.


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Sparta dominates at u18 nationals

COQUITLAM SOCCER TEAM OVERCOMES OBSTACLES IN WINNING CANADIAN TITLE Dan OLSON

sports@thenownews.com The ingredients of a championship season are often defined as thus: talent, execution and good luck. Coquitlam Metro-Ford Sparta head coach Les Krivak wouldn’t argue. The longtime soccer skipper saw his charges masterfully dominate all comers last week, with the end result a national under-18 boys club soccer title in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It was a fitting wrap for the team, whose core had placed third at both the u-14 and u-16 nationals. “I was shocked at how things unfolded,” said Krivak. “I would say the competition wasn’t ready for us. It seemed too easy for us and I had to wonder whether we were getting better and better, or were the other teams less prepared?” When the dust cleared following the championship 2-0 triumph over Nova I would say the Scotia on Monday, that quescompetition just tion became irrelevant. wasn’t ready for “There’s no better feeling,” recalled Lucas Krivak, the us. team’s centre-mid. “After all the –Coquitlam Metrofrustrations over the last couple of times at the nationals, this Ford Sparta coach really made the journey worthLes Krivak while.” Luke Griffin’s header at the 58-minute marker proved to be the winner. With just a few minutes left, Edi Nyigwo-Bogere locked up the gold medal. Netminder Hyun Jun Lee posted the team’s fourth shutout, making a huge save midway through the second half to protect the lead. Coquitlam outscored the opposition 18-1 over five games, and set a tone in an 8-0 whitewashing of Saskatchewan’s Unidad in the opening game. And coming in this crew’s third — and final — national title trip, coach Krivak said the whole experience was nearly surreal. Considering the obstacles thrown their way over the past few weeks, which included eight players unavailable due to commitments or injury, the club’s ease in achieving its goal was amazing. “We were missing eight players from our roster due to college commitments and injuries... Because we had so many kids scattered around at colleges we haven’t played together since the provincials (in late June) and our first practice together since was (the day before the tournament started),” recalled coach Krivak. Among the missing were three starters tied to the Whitecaps

SPORTS SHORTS TALONS TAKE STOCK

In a familiar spot, the Gleneagle Talons aim to convert a strong regular season into more playoff success in senior girls field hockey. The Talons wrapped up the regular season in first place with a 6-1 record, with the lone blemish coming against archrival Heritage Woods. Entering Thursday’s league playoff semifinal (past the Tri-Cities NOW deadline), the club will carry momentum from a successful showing at UVic last weekend, where they placed sixth among 16 teams at the Bridgeman Cup Invitational tournament. Leading the way on the field for Gleneagle are captain Michelle Per and assistants Danica Davies and Mel Touhey. The league playoffs wrap up on Tuesday, with teams advancing to the Fraser Valleys.

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After two third-place finishes at the under-14 and u-16 boys national club championships, Coquitlam Metro-Ford Sparta struck early and often en route to capturing the u-18 Sport Chek national club soccer title on Monday in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Residency program, while starting netminder Mario Gerges was the coach remarked. “We were the better team.” The only goal was delivered by Nyigwo-Bogere. away at the u-18 national team training camp in Guatemala. Dove would lead all Metro-Ford scorers with five goals, With virtually half the team unavailable, the club went and while Griffin, another Barca addition, finished brought up seven players from the Coquitlam with four in four games. Barca roster — who also play in the B.C. u-18 For the younger Krivak, the championship super league but are nearly all a year younger. was an appropriate bookend to an amazThat they seamlessly stepped in and made ing minor career. Currently playing for the major contributions was just another amazing We knew that it University of B.C.-Okanagan, he has shared a part to the journey. bevy of ups and downs with his Sparta team“It was definitely a tough situation, just getwas going to be mates, including Giovanni Carida and Luigi ting use to how each other plays and learning our last game Polisi since the age of five. our roles,” remarked Eric Dove, one of the Barca together and “We knew that it was going to be our last players. “For us younger guys it was a great opportunity to experience a national championlast time playing game together and last time playing as a team,” said Lucas Krivak, who collected nine assists ship.” as a team. during the five games. “We knew that nothing In the round-robin, the club posted victories –midfielder but first would matter.” over Saskatchewan, Ontario, Prince Edward Lucas Krivak The Coquitlam lineup in Newfoundland Island, and New Brunswick — but also witnessed included: Giordano Baldonero, Bryan Cadman, another hit when Ross Merton was knocked out Giovanni Carida, Eric Dove, Luke Griffin, Lucas of the tourney with a broken leg. Beating Ontario 1-0 in the second game was huge accom- Krivak, Alex Lazazzera, Hyun Jun Lee, Ross Merton, Edi Nyigwo-Bogere, Shaun Pilcher, Luigi Polisi, Aria Sarhangpour, plishment, setting the stage for the final. “That was probably the best opponent we faced and we told Paul Serres, Alex Skrzeta and Alejandro Varela, coaches Les the boys that this was our semifinal… While it was a one-goal Krivak and Domenic Carida, manager Rick Horvath and game we had more chances but just seemed a little nervous,” trainer Ken Robinson.

HOME ICE WOES GROW DICKSON DAZZLES

Perfect on the road and hog-tied at home. It’s a frustrating refrain, but the Coquitlam Express again came up empty in a home-ice loss on Wednesday. Coquitlam fell just short of a tough 5-4 setback to the visiting Surrey Eagles. Surrey staked out an early lead just 1:35 into the contest, and extended it to 2-0 before Port Moody’s Jace Hennig put the Express on the scoreboard. But the Eagles answered back. Trailing by two entering the second period, Coquitlam got back-to-back shorthanded tallies from Ryan Rosenthal and Canon Pieper in a span of 55 seconds to knot it up 3-3. But the Eagles again responded with two of their own to restore the two-goal advantage. Hennig’s second of the game, in the third, made it close but Coquitlam couldn’t produce the equalizer. They will look to extend its winning ways on the road in Trail and Salmon Arm this weekend.

Curtis Dickson did plenty last week in his effort to cement a role with Team Canada in the warm-up for next year’s Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) world championships. The Port Coquitlam sniper was an offensive leader in Canada’s 14-10 exhibition win over the University of Denver in Buffalo, scoring four times in the third quarter en route to a six-goal game. Other players who stood out for Canada, as reported by Inside Lacrosse, were former Coquitlam senior Adanacs’ John Grant Jr. and Brodie Merrill, Kevin Ross and Logan Schuss. Coquitlam senior Adanacs’ Matthew MacGrotty is also among the 52 players on Canada’s tryout roster. Junior Adanac and Denver standout Wesley Berg is still recovering from foot surgery. The FIL world championships go July 11-19 in Denver.

CHIEFS REMAIN HOT

Defence and goaltending are major factors in the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs’ strong start to the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season. The squad improved to 5-1-2 by sweeping both games with the Cariboo Cougars on the weekend, outscoring their opponent 9-3 in the process. Powerplay tallies from Caleb Fantillo, Jordan Henderson and Ziyam Karim gave the Chiefs a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes in the opening 4-2 win. They followed that with a 5-1 victory on Sunday, with Lucas Santucci netting a pair, with singles by Matthew Davis, Lucien Serban and Karim. “I’m super pleased with the guys in how we approach playing without the puck,” said coach Doneau Menard. “Our defence, our forwards and our goalies are all contributing.” The Chiefs currently sit one point out of first place in the top B.C. midget circuit.


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Trio earn BC spots

The roster unveiled on Tuesday by BC Hockey for the Western Canada Under-16 Challenge Cup has a touch of the Tri-Cities. A trio of local players were among those chosen to compete at the tournament, Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Calgary. Goaltender Brody Willms, defenceman Dante Fabbro and forward Caleb Fantillo are part of a 20-player lineup that will look at defending B.C.’s historic gold medal in 2012 — the first time the province had

captured the tourney title. All three are Coquitlam natives. Willms is currently minding the net for the Okanagan Hockey Academy midget team, where he posted a 245-2 record last year. He is the property of the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. Fabbro was the eighth choice overall in last May’s WHL Bantam Draft by the Seattle Thunderbirds. A sixfoot-tall blueliner who leads

all defencemen in scoring in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League with the Vancouver Northwest Giants, Fabbro was recently named Hockey NOW’s minor player of the year. Fantillo is a member of the Coquitlam-based Vancouver Northeast Chiefs of the major midget league. Last year in bantam, he tallied 50 times and set up 33 others for Coquitlam over 60 games, resulting in him being drafted by Medicine Hat of the WHL.

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The Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils’ Felitche Hutchinson, right, battles two Port Moody players for the ball during Tuesday’s senior AAA boys soccer game. to view more photos, scan with Layar.

Blue Devils silence Blues

The Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils remained undefeated, knocking off the Port Moody Blues 6-0 in senior boys soccer action. Taylor Witala tallied twice to pace the Devils, whoremainundefeatedwithtwogamesremaining in the regular season. Adding singles were Levi McMillan, Graham Miller, Lucas Rojen and Eddie Verones. Netminder Nick Luongo

was rarely tested, but had to be quick to stop a misdirection off a corner kick. • The Heritage Woods Kodiaks kept pace with the Blue Demons, blanking Centennial 2-0. Corey MacTavish and Malcolm Borsoi deposited first-half goals to stake the Kodiaks to a solid lead, and netminder Cole Nielsen stood his ground in posting his third shutout.

Netminder Dillan Fogliato stood his ground and helped his Coquitlam Metro-Ford Wolves gain ground in the Vancouver Metro Soccer Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Croatia SC last week. Fogliato stopped a handful of tough scoring chances, including a brilliant save off Ryan Zaharija, to earn the clean sheet. The Wolves took the lead at the 15-minute

mark when Adam Jones cashed in a three-way passing play, with assists to Carson Gill and Sang Hwang. Providing outstanding support in the shutout were defenders Matt Besuschko and Kia Mirzahossein. Coquitlam will host Langley FC on Saturday, 4 p.m. at Town Centre East. The two teams are tied for fourth place with 2-2-2 records.


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