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Evergreen frustrates local MP Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Local mayors have been vocal about the fate of the long-awaited Evergreen Line. Now Tri-Cities MPs are having their say. So far, the federal government has contributed $417 million towards the $1.4billion project, while the province has added another $410 million. However, the project remains off-track due to a $574-million shortfall, which includes a $400-million commitment from local government that has yet to materialize. For Port Moody-WestwoodPort Coquitlam Conservative MP James Moore, this delay is “mind-boggling.” “For three and a half years, we’ve set aside $417 million and it’s been collecting dust because local governments haven’t anted up their third of the share to build the Evergreen Line,” Moore said. “The province is onside. The federal government is onside. But local governments and TransLink haven’t anted up their third of the funding and it’s time that they did. The public is getting impatient and so am I.” The delay is becoming an embarrassment, Moore added. “Three and a half years ago we announced it, so it’s borderline embarrassing that local levels of government have been waiting this long to figure out how to pay for something they said was their top priority,” he said. “If this is the local government’s top priority — their No. 1 priority, the most important thing — and it takes them three and a half years to figure out how to pay for it, I think that is mindboggling.”  SEE PAGE 5, FEDS SHOULD.

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The variables seem to defy logic: 67 years, 10,000-plus kilometres, a missing generation and layers upon layers of mud. But despite those factors, Coquitlam’s Ian MacKenzie is about to become inextricably linked to an uncle he never met and a town he’d previously never heard of. MacKenzie is set to travel to a rural town in northern France called Sacy le Grand later this month, where a chance discovery 18 months ago will lead to the posthumous honouring of his uncle’s Second World War service. “Whenever I tell someone this story, they just look at me with their mouth hanging open — they can’t believe it,” MacKenzie said. “I keep hearing ‘get out,’ ‘shut up’ or ‘you can’t be serious.’” Harry MacKenzie was a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from 1942 to 1944 and was based out of Kent, England. He was part of the 198th Squadron charged with flying the single-pilot fighter planes known as Hawker Typhoons. As his days in the service were drawing to a close in January 1944, his plane was shot down by a German Messerschmitt over Sacy le Grand, France. Harry died on impact at the age of 24. Fast-forward to the fall of 2009, and MacKenzie received an e-mail from someone named Eric Fardel, a Sacy le Grand resident who had helped a neighbour with an excavation nearby. “The e-mail was in my junk folder, because my e-mail system at work didn’t recognize it to start with. The

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Flying Officer Henry Hector MacKenzie (known to family as Harry) receives his wings. The Nelson-born man (below left) joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and piloted a Hawker Typhoon fighter plane based in Kent, England, that flew over continental Europe for Allied missions against the Germans.

name came through from an Eric Fardel, and I thought my brother got a hold of my credit card and was on some bizarre website,” MacKenzie recalled jokingly. “I, with teeth clenched, opened it and it’s asking me if I’m related to Harry MacKenzie.”

Fardel and his group were digging through about three metres of mud when they came upon a motor that was rusted, tattered and old. The group noted the motor’s make and vintage, and took it upon themselves to contact a RCAF historian based in

Scotland. That historian was able to cross-reference a serial number on the engine with flight records indicating the last name MacKenzie. From there, e-mails were sent en masse to North  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see SEARCH FOR.

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It takes a community to battle homophobia. Calan Breckon knows the importance of inclusion firsthand. Breckon spent his high school years fearful that he would be discovered for being gay. Six years later, he returned to Centennial Secondary to launch a gaystraight alliance club. Nearly 25 students regularly attend the after-school meetings, and the school community has also been welcoming. “We’ve had tons of support, especially from parents,” Breckon said. “We also had four students come out on the same day at the same club meeting.” The club is planning to attend the Wave of Pink rally at the Burnaby School District office on June 14th, when trustees are expected to vote on a policy that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals in an environment free from harassment and exclusion. Many parents have vocally opposed Burnaby’s draft policy over the 14week public input period, citing concerns that ranged from moral matters to lack of consultation. Breckon said club members will be at Tuesday’s rally to hand out flyers and show support for fellow students. “We’re going to be letting them know that there’s a place and people who care,” Breckon said. “We can help them out any way that we can.” In the Tri-Cities, School District 43 is already working towards promoting a diverse learning environment. Spokesperson Cheryl Quinton said the district code of conduct was amended in early 2008 to align with a ministerial order regarding provincial standards for codes of conduct. “It was well-received in our district,” Quinton wrote in an e-mail. “While no one can assure a workplace or school is 100-per-cent free of discrimination of any sort, we work hard as a district to reinforce that discrimination of any type is unacceptable.” SHARE Family and Community Services is also taking strides towards a similar goal. The non-profit organization completed an overhaul to make the agency more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Lynda Edmonds, SHARE’s director of programs and services, said the agency focused on the goal for the past 18 months. “The overall theme we had was that SHARE will be a safe and respectful place for people who identify as LGBT to use services, work and volunteer,” Edmonds said.

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Various Tri-Cities groups — including school clubs, like Calan Breckon’s Gay-Straight Alliance at Centennial — are coming out in support the LGBT community by revamping policies or lending their voices to debate. The organization began by creating both physical and cyber spaces that would reflect LGBT friendliness. “We wanted to be mindful of washrooms because people who are trans can find that very awkward and uncomfortable. We wanted to make sure that we had washrooms that were more gender neutral,” Edmonds said. SHARE also developed inclusive policies and procedures. For example, forms now ask for “parent and parent” rather than “mother and father.” Forms no longer ask people to indicate whether they’re male or female. “We ask them to tell us if they’re male, female, transgender or if other, please specify,” Edmonds said. “So we’ve gone through all of our forms and our documentation with a lens to be more respectful.” A graduate student worked with staff to examine the cultural bias towards heterosexism, and staff underwent LGBT training sessions. Another initiative invites people from LGBT groups to apply for jobs and volunteer opportunities. Similarly, the organization aims to develop strong reciprocal relationships with LGBT organizations and people. “It’s really quite an exciting process that we’re going through and we’re

learning,” she said. “I think other agencies and other organizations might be triggered to say, ‘What can we do?’” Simon Fraser University criminology professor Brian Burtch said these efforts can all make a difference. “These initiatives are welcoming when you get community agencies being part of this mix,” said Burtch, an associate member of SFU’s department of gender, sexuality and women’s studies, adding school-based endeavours, like Centennial’s Diversity Project, also make an impact. “It provides people of different sexual orientations with a sense that they belong, that they’re actually part of the school and that they’re not unwelcome or marginalized in the school from day to day,” Burtch said. “I think what’s really important is that it’s not just a single factor. It’s not just that you would form a diversity club or a gay-straight alliance and then things would magically get better. … Sometimes you would have, for example, a very supportive teacher or a counsellor, someone in the school. There would be some leadership taken from school administration in which they foster a sense of inclusiveness and perhaps appreciate that this sort of

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Search for relatives unveils amazing connections And while the motor’s discovery was a shot in the dark in and of itself, other far-reaching anomalies came to the surface as MacKenzie American shores, where scores of people with retraced his uncle’s life as well. the MacKenzie surname were notified. While communicating with the team that Those e-mail chains eventually led to Ian found the motor, he was put in contact with an MacKenzie, a 49-year-old Coquitlam resident 80-year-old Sacy le Grand resident with some with few links to the stories of yesteryear recollection of Harry’s last moments. — his parents, aunts and uncles have all since “He recalls the died, although plane being shot MacKenzie had down as a kid heard about Harry’s because it scared exploits. the hell out of him. Once it became He saw the German clear that the motor soldiers remove his in question came body from the plane from the plane because he was MacKenzie’s uncle killed on impact, had flown in the war, and the plane was the wheels began just left there to turning on both sink into the mud,” sides of the Atlantic. MacKenzie said. The group who MacKenzie was found the plane notialso put in contact fied their town counwith a writer from cil, which agreed to Nelson — Harry’s erect a monument hometown — by honouring Harry’s Submitted photo the name of Sylvia wartime service. On An engine relic unearthed from a field in Crooks, who wrote top of that, a street France began the cross-continent journey. a book chronicling in Sacy le Grand the Kootenay conwill be renamed tingent of young after him as well. The ceremonies feting the men and women who served in the Second Canadian serviceman are set for June 25, and World War. During his conversations with both MacKenzie and his wife will attend those Crooks, it was revealed that Harry’s father — ceremonies on behalf of the entire family. the town’s lone doctor in the 1920s — deliv“It’s going to be difficult. They have asked ered Crooks when she was born. me to say something at the ceremony and I’m “It’s so surreal. I’m expecting someone to going to be struggling, trying to come up with walk up and say ‘Surprise!’” MacKenzie said. the words to thank everyone,” he said. “I don’t Through Crooks’ research, she was also know how I can express what’s been going on able to provide MacKenzie with some context in this town in France. It’s incredible.”  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.

around Harry’s final days. “He was done his service and was literally on the last end of his days in Europe before being sent back to Canada,” MacKenzie said. “They needed four planes for the mission and three were already set, so him and his best friend from the group literally tossed a coin to see who would take that plane. Later that day, he got killed.” On top of delving into Harry’s past, MacKenzie has also been linked up to family members across North America he knew nothing about. As the initial exploratory e-mails from Scotland were sent out, the various people at the receiving end of those messages began tracing their family’s lineage. The end result has seen MacKenzie link up with family members in Ontario and Florida that he had not previously known about. “Everyone from [my parents’] generation has

passed away, so there’s been a bit of a gap for the last few years,” MacKenzie said. “The ones that were on this e-mail trail, I didn’t even know that they were out there as relatives.” And while all the revelations of the past 18 months have taken MacKenzie for a ride, his sense of perspective on his uncle’s short life has been set in stone. “I’ve always had the utmost respect knowing my uncle, at the age of 22, said, ‘I will go learn to fly a plane and leave Nelson, B.C., to end up in England flying missions over France,’” MacKenzie said. “The age and commitment of those people in that generation, I don’t think anyone can quite fathom that. He was 24. He didn’t get to get married. He didn’t probably get to have a girlfriend for very long. He went over and did his service for two years, and a week before he was supposed to come back and take a break, he was killed.”

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Councillor hosts fundraising flash mob John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com From joy to angst, and back to joy again. That’s the relationship Coquitlam Coun. Selina Robinson has with the Great Big Sea song “Ordinary Day,” a tune she used as a rallying cry for both herself and her family when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer five years ago. The lyrics “Way hey, hey it’s just an ordinary day and it’s all your state of mind. At the end of the day, you just got to say it’s all right,” will serve as the catalyst for two upcoming events in Robinson’s life: Robinson’s Ride to Conquer Cancer and a flash mob — or a brief, spontaneous dance event — she has planned for this Saturday, June 11. Robinson’s dance party will land at Coquitlam Centre between noon and 1 p.m. Saturday, and she’ll be joined by a series of Dr. Charles Best Secondary students to shake their tail feathers in support of next week’s 250-kilometre bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle. “When I was diagnosed with cancer, ‘Ordinary

Day’ was the song that got my family through it in terms of keeping perspective, focusing on the here and now and focusing on what was important,” she said Thursday. Robinson was diagnosed with a GIST — or gastrointestinal stromal tumor — five years ago. “It’s quite rare. Luckily for me, because of advances in research that were made about eight years ago, there is this pill form of chemotherapy that works on some of these GIST tumours. So far it’s working on mine,” she said. Robinson’s Ride to Conquer Cancer Team is also aptly named Team Way Hey Hey! in recognition of Robinson’s favourite band. “The band has a huge meaning to Coun. Selina me in my life,” she said. “I’ve always liked them, but in my darkest days with the cancer diagnosis, my kids were in high school at the time. My heart was breaking for them because they had to think about my mortality. I don’t think

children should have to worry about their parents’ mortality at that age. When I needed a pick-me-up, this was the band that I would listen to.” As for using flash mob concept to promote the event, Robinson said that idea came out of her “bucket list,” a task that she hoped to participate in at least once in her lifetime. Robinson bounced the idea off her husband, who then suggested she use this weekend’s participatory exercise as a means to draw attention to the massive bike ride. “We’re hoping to raise awareness. This is not a fundraiser. This isn’t about asking anyone for money. This is about getting people to pay attention to this great ride going on out there,” she said. Robinson Robinson’s flash mob is planned for between noon and 1 p.m. Saturday on the lower level of Coquitlam Centre by the Waves Coffee outlet. twitter.com/CoqNewsArts

Coquitlam woman pleads guilty to $1-million theft Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com A Coquitlam woman has been sentenced to four years in jail and must pay more than $1.1 million in restitu-

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New Westminster-Coquitlam NDP MP Fin Donnelly believes the federal government needs to do more to help close the funding gap. The 2011 federal budget presented Monday did not address transit infrastructure like the Evergreen Line, he added. “We see that there’s a $574-million gap in the $1.4-billion Evergreen Line. The local government is struggling. TransLink is struggling to commit its share of the funds. I think we need to have all levels of government at the table trying to solve that problem, and the federal government could have been a positive contributor to that,” Donnelly said. “They’re certainly commended to have provided over $400 million to the project, but obviously with a $574-million gap, there still needs to be a role for the federal government to close that gap and build the Evergreen Line. We’re so close, so we need the feds and the province and the local government working together.”

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I am tired of everyone trying to blame everyone else. I say get on with the job. At this stage, I don’t really care how the money is raised — just get it done. Garth Evans Burnaby ••• Re: “Get on with Evergreen, now,” editorial, Friday, June 3. I have a mixed reaction to your Editor Evergreen Line editorial. I do agree politicians and TransLink have collectively failed to resolve the issue, but I see it in realizing this transit project is not feasible. Officials are out of acceptable funding options and face stiff competition from other transportation projects. I have never seen any ridership projections and polls from taxpayers to justify building the line. Rail transit into Coquitlam was a faulty promise made by a faulty government that has long gone. It is long overdue to start exploring alternatives. Vincent Lizee Coquitlam

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he first muted alarm bells began going off this week, as multiple reports of “consumer fatigue” began circulating. Apparently, Canadians are not capable, or perhaps simply unwilling, to spend the economy back to the stratospheric heights it reached pre-recession. Spending growth in the first quarter of the year was the lowest since about 1998. Canada’s economy spent much of the recent decade artificially juiced up. Largely due to the U.S. subprime housing boom and the rise of China, money was flowing in from every direction. Asia needed oil, minerals and, lately, lumber. Canada could provide them, and prices rose. At the same time, there was a sense that the good times were never going to end. So Canadians spent, and kept spending. And then it all crashed back down to earth. Canada was lucky, relatively speaking. Our recession was not quite as brutal. But the three-legged stool our economy was built on — Chinese demand, subprime mortgages and debt — is still wobbly. During those free-spending years, Canadian household debt reached new, shocking levels. The average Canadian owes $112,000. Debt is growing at more than six per cent a year, while wages are growing at about 4 to 4.5 per cent per year. In December, the level of Canadian household debt exceeded the American level. Yet despite these unsustainable numbers, we’ve got commentators worrying that Canadians will stop spending. Canadians will stop spending eventually, no matter what happens. They can either stop now, pay off the credit cards and work on saving, or they can stop later — when they go bankrupt. Frankly, we’d rather they slowed down a bit now, even if it does give the economy a bit of a shock.

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“raconteurs,” who are inclined to chatter incessantly ith the end of the school year fast-approachabout every minute detail of their existence. You ing, feelings of panic are inevitably heightnever quite know what it is, exactly, that they’re so ened. animated about, but the bright side is that one day Normal students (in other words, those of averthey might actually say something useful. With a age intelligence) are wondering if they’ll make it bit of luck, you won’t have already, as the past tomorrow. Over-achievers (those British say, “popped your clogs” by the time with no social lives) are frantically that happens. calculating how many more scholarAnd let’s not forget the “back scratchers.” ships they can score before collapsing. Back scratchers are the friends who are And I’m counting down the days to willing to do anything and everything for graduation. you — well, so long as you return the good But when that final, blessed day of favour. An eye for an eye, a loan for a loan. hysteria arrives for senior students, we’ll be walking away from high My Generation The upshot is that if your back scratcher is credulous enough to be the first to lend school with more than just a severe Asrar Ahmed-Flores you a hefty sum, you can always change case of post-traumatic stress disorder. your name and relocate to some remote Everyone will have graduated with a core group of friends at their sides. Cynics claim that island in the Baltic Sea. Of course, you would no longer be that person’s back scratcher. this allegiance of unbalanced hormones will disband Adding to the list of valuable friend types, there once we embark on our post-secondary endeavours. are the “mimes.” The ones you can freely insult I beg to differ. because you know they will think you are joking. With the many benefits that friends offer to an individual, it’s difficult to imagine why anyone would The ones who don’t mind if you drank their apple juice, because you blamed it on the other guy. These want to distance themselves from their high-school are the friends who put up with your crazy antics, cronies. and even take the blame from time to time. In other Colourful are the various personalities that arise words, suckers. Unfortunately, and to my great disin a tight-knit circle of friends, and they serve as belief, there aren’t enough of these to go around. unrivalled sources of amusement. There are the

Finally, there are the “partners in crime.” These are the ultimate sidekicks, the ones who cannot be described adequately, for they are too unique and larger than life. Of all friends, these are the golden folk to hold steadfastly on to, especially when treading the dark waters of student debt and near desperation that await future undergrads. From Oprah and Gayle to Timon and Pumbaa, even Hollywood proves that unwavering bonds of friendship are essential in cutthroat environments. So, your circle of friends may consist of kids you met in Grade 2, a family who supports you or even fantastic teachers you bonded with over the years, but regardless of where life takes you after high school, that cosy circle is something to be treasured. And alas, while there are many other friend types than the ones I’ve already mentioned, I’m afraid that I’m hard-pressed for time and cannot indulge you much longer. What can I say but that I’m a busy girl, with places to go, people to see and a boatload of high school homework I’ll never miss. At least I’m not lonely in my misery.

Asrar Ahmed-Flores is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam.


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run the company with my two brothers and our wives. I don’t make millions of dollars, but our family business provides employment to 35 staff. They have families to support, so the long-term success of our business affects a lot of people. The HST has meant that my company could aggressively invest in new trucks. We have recently spent more money and bought more trucks than if the HST Munden weren’t in place, because we’re able to claim input tax credits for the HST we pay for businessrelated expenses — including when we replace older, less-efficient equipment. That means that our employees — I’m calling them employees, but they’re really our friends — can operate newer, trouble-free

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B.C. Liberals is provided by business entities — all of which enjoy some of the best business tax environments in North America. It isn’t surprising to see them using their tax credits to help prop up the government on this major issue, but aren’t they supposed to be creating jobs with Editor these tax savings? I also noted none of the high-priced advertisements defended the sleazy way the HST was implemented, although I suppose that’s because it’s indefensible. Henry A. Pritchard Coquitlam

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equipment with more safety features. Newer tractors are also more environmentally friendly because they create far less pollution than older models. They are more reliable and require less maintenance, which means that our customers have all-around better service. The trucking industry is feeling a lot of pressure in terms of fuel prices and other business costs but, in the long run, the HST will mean that we won’t have to raise our rates as much in the future in order to make a profit and keep our business healthy. It’s always a balancing act, and the HST has made this easier. I know that the HST isn’t good for everybody. One of my good friends owns a fast-food business and his business is suffering. I really feel for him, and I don’t like having to pay the HST on restaurant bills, either. But I believe that, on balance, having the HST is better than going back to the PST and having a dual tax system. I’ve got to believe that the experience of my small business is being repeated across the province, but those business owners aren’t talking about it because it’s too controversial and it’s easier not to. The problem is, if we don’t talk about why we support the HST, it could very well be defeated during the referendum by people who think it doesn’t benefit anyone other than big business. To me, the HST isn’t just about big business. It’s also about small businesses like mine, and the families and communities we support.

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he environmental club at Dr. Charles Best Secondary can increase their green initiatives thanks to a $1,200 community champion award from B.C. Hydro. The award recognizes club projects such as composting waste from foods classes, collecting paper recycling, caring for Mundy Park trails, collecting candy wrappers and collecting Glad sandwich Class Act bags and containers to Jennifer McFee reuse. They also collected more than 100 old cellphones in a national Recycle My Cellphone Challenge, and they were named top school in B.C. As well, they organized an ugly sweater competition on the World Wildlife Foundation’s international sweater day. With the money from B.C. Hydro, the club has purchased a second composter. They hope to use the rest of the funds to build a greenhouse next year.

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hey come in all shapes, sizes and colours. And while one version is enemy du jour until the Stanley Cup playoffs are done, other stuffed bruins will be the belle of the ball come Sunday. Coquitlam unleashes the teddy bears this weekend for the city’s 22nd annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Town Centre Park. Beginning with the Grande Parade down Pinetree Way that begins at 10 a.m. from Coquitlam Centre and winds up at Town Centre Park, the Sunday family extravaganza has become an annual must-see festival for kids of all ages. “I think for parents this is the kind of ultimate fun and free activity that a community can offer,” said Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. “Every year there is so much diversity on display, it’s really amazing.” Although weather is always a factor, this year’s current mixed forecast likely won’t dampen the enthusiasm, noted Kelly Yuen, a member of the Teddy Bear Picnic organizing committee. “I think every year it’s gotten better and bigger,” said Yuen, whose family martial arts centre will be participating in the parade and demonstrations during the day at the park. Whether it’s the official march down Pinetree Way — which features dozens of parade staples like floats, performers and marching bands — or the booths and activities in the park, the atmosphere is all about fun. Although definitely kid-centric in design, the main focus is for everyone to enjoy a pleasant late-spring festival in Coquitlam’s Town Centre. That it coincides with the Vancouver Canucks’ Stanley Cup championship run — making blue, green and white the colours of choice at this year’s celebration — could give it another happy purpose. That’s if the Canucks can finish the job. Stewart and his daughter will continue a tradition they began a few years ago of giving out teddy bears to those who have none. “It’s an incredible experience, seeing the children’s faces light up … This will be a dual purpose parade, celebrating the Teddy Bear Picnic and a Stanley Cup celebration,” he prognosticated. “I actually thought that for this one time

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Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart and daughter Amanda with teddy bears they’ve collected. They will be given out at the upcoming Teddy Bear Picnic. we should rename it the ‘Orca picnic.’” With children and families lining the sidewalks to catch all the parade paraphernalia, Stewart harkened back to his own childhood when the parade came to town. “My favourite part was always the fire truck. There were always these glorious floats, the marching bands … I was always looking for the fire truck, that to me was the biggest part of the parade.” Once the last float rolls up to Pinewood and

Pinetree Way, the focus turns to the park itself, where the playground, kids zone centre, musicians and the popular hands-on circus workshops attracts crowds. Main stage performers will entertain, while Ronald McDonald is slated to appear. If it wasn’t for the volunteers, the event would not go on, Stewart said. “You see volunteers on every corner and at the marshalling stations. We’ve got great community volunteers who make this all happen.”

Douglas College has awarded its first-ever honorary fellowships to two recipients. Bill Hughes served on the board of CKNW’s Orphans’ Fund for more than 40 years, was active in the Rotary Club and served with the Douglas College Foundation for 18 years. He was general manager of CKNW for 14 years, served on the NHL board of governors, was executive vice-president of Western Broadcasting and Vancouver Canucks president from 1972 to 1981. He has made large donations to Douglas College, and the library at the New Westminster campus is named after him. Tim Agg established the Bernie Agg scholarship and bursary for students in Douglas College’s youth  CONTINUED ON PAGE 13, see RCMP.

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justice program. He has also chaired and been a member of the school’s youth justice advisory committee. In 2007, he initiated a partnership between PLEA, Douglas College and the McCreary Centre Society to carry out community-based research. Hughes and Agg received their awards at the June 1 and 2 graduation ceremonies.

Banting boasts awards

Banting Middle School is celebrating a year of extraordinary extra-curricular achievements. The school won district championships in basketball and wrestling. As well, students ranked first in Cheerfest’s middle school division and first in the junior varsity division at Panther Pride. The choir won a gold medal at the Kiwanis Fraser Valley International Music Festival and have been invited to the nationals in Ottawa in 2012. Athletes also earned first-place ribbons at various track and field events.

Naming musical foals

Students have a chance to name baby horses that will one day join the RCMP’s Musical Ride. Six foals will be born shortly at the RCMP breeding farm in Pekenham, Ont., and need

to be named. Children and youth aged 14 and under can help out with the process. To qualify for the Name the Foal contest, all names must start with the letter “I.” Entries must include the entrant’s name, age, address, telephone number and suggested name for the foal. School entries must have “school entry” marked on the box or envelope. All entries must be post-marked by July 8. To enter, mail entry to Canadian Mounted Police, Musical Ride Branch, c/o RCMP Name the Foal Contest, P.O. Box 8900, Ottawa, Ont., K1G 3J2. Entries will also be accepted online at www. rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mr-ce/foal-poulin-eng.htm. Instructors of the RCMP Musical Ride branch will choose the winning names, which will be announced in September. Winners will receive prizes.

Early childhood accord signed

The first-ever Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Accord was officially signed May 12 at the second annual Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children event. The accord is expected to enhance collaboration among its 12 partners: the City of Coquitlam, the City of Port Coquitlam, the City of Port Moody, the Village of Anmore, the Village of Belcarra, the Fraser Health Authority, the Ministry of Children and Family

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accessories and upgrades, but there’s very little that can be done to the tC’s cockpit. Still, audiophiles will appreciate the ability to easily swap out the stereo for an aftermarket unit, and might even be happy with Scion’s excellent Pioneer and Alpine systems. Scion and Toyota are relying on the tC to do a lot. It’s the most aggressively themed product in Toyota’s lineup, bringing some emotion to an otherwise laid-back automaker and carrying on the legacy of the Celica and the MR2. And yet, it’s the most conservative of Scion vehicles next to the quirky xA, xB and iQ hatchbacks. More importantly, it’s thoughtful, well-equipped and priced right for the young adults that make up the Scion demographic. The tC isn’t necessarily better than a Civic or a Forte Koup, but it will definitely make you think twice before you sign on the dotted line. That’s exactly what Scion needs. At a glance, the second-generation tC doesn’t look much

different from the original. However, while the car’s dimensions haven’t changed much, all of the body panels have been redesigned to give it a more aggressive exterior that should appeal more broadly to men. The most striking features are the tall rear quarterpanel that rises up to meet the roofline, giving the coupe a very distinctive profile, and the panoramic glass roof that is standard. If you want to grab attention, the tC definitely has a lot going for it. In keeping with Scion’s desire to have owners personalize their cars, the tC’s cabin is as minimalist as it gets. That’s great if you want to dress it up with accessories, but consumers who want to be immediately impressed will want to look elsewhere. The low starting price can be felt in the materials and build quality. There’s a lot of plastic and the car doesn’t

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Hardware, collectibles, furniture, outdoor equipment, toys and FRIDAY, JUNE 10 household items available. Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 weekly social Coquitlam Art Club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. in Dogwood bingo at 1 p.m. in the Mike Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion. Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Annual There are 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25. membership $10; experienced and novice artists New players welcome. Information: Catherine at 604welcome. Information: Soni at 604-469-8712. 937-7537. SUNDAY, JUNE 12 Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free weekly events@thenownews.com walking group for the bereaved from 10:30 a.m. to Festival Coquitlam presents the 22nd annual noon. Participants are asked to meet at the Labyrinth Teddy Bear Picnic, featuring the Grande Parade Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco at 10 a.m. leading to Town Centre Park where the Road and Heritage Mountain. Registration: Castine Breckwoldt picnic will run until 4:30 p.m. Activities include the teddy playat 604-949-2274. ground, gymnastics, kids zone, bicycle safety course, face paintPort Moody Public Library and SHARE Family and ing and more. Information: festivalcoquitlam@citysoup.ca. Community Services Society host a free English practice group Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society is hosting its for informal language practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the first Tour de PoCo heritage walk through the city starting at 11 ParkLane Room. Information: Julie Sutherland at 604-469a.m. at Lions Park. Information: www.pocoheritage.org. 4577. TUESDAY, JUNE 14 Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets weekly from 9:30 to 11 Ladies Legion Auxiliary meets at 1 p.m. in the Royal a.m. at 2105-2850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Members knit and crochet scarves and hats to support area homeless pro- Canadian Legion Branch No. 133 on Shaughnessy Street. grams. New members welcome, and donations of yarn accepted. Information: 604-942-6028. Lincoln Toastmasters meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hyde Information: 604-945-3388 or www.libbyskitchen.com. Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: lincolntm.freetoasthost. SATURDAY, JUNE 11 info or Shirley at 604-671-1060. Burke Mountain Naturalists holds a moderate hike on Burke Kyle Centre offers drop-in bridge for all skill levels from Mountain from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the trailhead at the 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Games follow reasonably priced soup and end of Harper Road of Coast Meridian Road. Bring hiking gear, sandwich lunch prepared by Community Integration Services lunch and water for hike, which is about nine kilometres with a Society, which supports adults with disabilities. Information: 300-metre elevation gain. All welcome. Information: www.bmn. 604-469-4561. bc.ca or 604-939-4039. Mackin House Museum presents a workshop on traditional glass etching with Rick Mercer at 2:30 p.m. at 1116 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam. Space is limited so register early. Information: 604-516-6151. Como Lake United Church holds a gigantic garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking garage off 535 Marmont St.

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Port Moody Al-Anon family group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Information: 604-461-6991. Coquitlam Gogos meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St. in Coquitlam. Gogos raise awareness and money for African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS. New members welcome. Information: coquitlamgogos@gmail.com or Pam at 604-469-0265. Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 2105-2850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Members knit and crochet scarves and hats to support area homeless programs. New members welcome, and donations of yarn accepted. Information: 604-945-3388 or www.libbyskitchen.com. Recovery International meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at the TriCities Mental Health Centre, 2232 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam. The self-help peer-to-peer support group meets to help those struggling with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. Information: Phyllis at 604-931-5945.

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Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca. North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre offers monthly caregiver support groups in Coquitlam and PoCo. Info: 604-298-0780. Poirier Youth Centre offers youth between 11 and 18 a place to hang out, downstairs from the Poirier Community Centre. Ping pong, Internet, music and PlayStation 2 available. Drop-in is free. Info: 604-933-6035. Cameron Centre hosts free drop-in English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level speakers, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Wednesday at 9523 Cameron St. Information: Sarah at 604-630-9236. MOSAIC kindness club needs host volunteers to help newcomers adjust to Canadian life. Commitment is for two hours a week for 13 weeks. Information: 604-254-9626.

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Soup and sandwich lunch follows, prepared by Community Integration Services Society, which supports adults with disabilities. Info: 604-469-4561. Lincoln Toastmasters meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: www.lincolntm.com. or Ken at 778-786-2533. Maillardville Community Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at ABC Country Restaurant at Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse Street. Information: 604-464-1808. Maillardville Residents’ Association meets the first Wednesday of each month at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Information: 604-931-5650. Morningside Toastmasters meets every Thursday at 7:10 to 8:30 a.m. at Burkeview

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ways to help African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. You do not have to be a grandmother to join. Information: 604THURSDAY, JUNE 16 552-2275 or 604 469-0265. Hampton Park Elementary hosts a zumba Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free for Zimbabwe fundraiser from 7 to 8:30 p.m. walking group for the bereaved, Fridays Admission is $15 with discounts available for from 10:30 to noon. Group meets at the Port purchasing tickets in advance. Moody Social Recreation Centre. Information: 604-464-2549. Hospice volunteers will be present Port Coquitlam Heritage and on the free walk through Rocky Cultural Society meets at 1 p.m. Point Park or Orchard Beach. events@thenownews.com in the Gathering Place in Leigh Newcomers can register by calling Square. Barrie Seaton will discuss Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949the history of Port Coquitlam’s 2274. Rotary club. Information: Pippa at 604-927Société francophone de Maillardville, in 7611 or www.pocoheritage.org. partnership with Canadian Parents for French, Morningside Toastmasters meets from 7:25 Tri-Cities chapter, offers registration for to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Maillardville-Coquitlam French summer camp, Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New memfor kids ages six to 12. Camp runs July 4 to Aug. bers welcome. Information: www.morningside26 at Banting Middle School. For info and to toastmasters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030. register, visit www.maillardville.com or phone 604-515-7070. ONGOING Debtors Anonymous meets regularly to Terry Fox Library hosts free storytimes for offer hope and recovery to debtors, compulsive children ages two to six and their families at spenders and under-earners. Info: 604-878various times in the week at 2470 Mary Hill 3328 or www.debtorsanonymous.org. Rd., Port Coquitlam. Information: 604-927Developmental Disabilities Association 7999. offers free pickup of gently used houseware Port Moody Ecological Society invites the items, including dishes, toys and books. Cloth community in to the Noons Creek Hatchery items can be dropped off in bins. Furniture, every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. to check out dishes and clothes are accepted at donation volunteer opportunities like working in the stations. Info: 604-273-4332. hatchery, water quality testing, gardening and Fraser Pacific Rose Society meets at 7:30 administration. Information: 604-469-9106 or p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at www.noonscreek.org. Dogwood Pavilion. Info: 604-931-5120. Terry Fox Library hosts free storytimes for Hominum Vancouver Chapter is a support children ages two to six and their families at and discussion group to help gay, bisexual and different times throughout the week at 2470 questioning men with the challenges of being Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-927married, separated or single. Members meet 7999. every Monday at 7:30 p.m. Meetings take place Port Coquitlam Community Band meets in locations throughout Metro Vancouver. For Wednesday evenings at Archbishop Carney information and location, call Bernie at 604Regional Secondary, 1335 Dominion Ave. New 688-8639 or Don at 604-329-9760. members of all levels are welcome. Info: 604Kyle Centre offers drop-in bridge for all skill 785-9672 or e-mail dsmaxwell@hotmail.com. levels from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Coquitlam Gogos meets monthly to find  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26.


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Pair picked for Team BC The aim is to put B.C. on the hockey map. But first, they had to get themselves on the roster. Port Coquitlam’s Reaghan Chadwick and Coquitlam’s Natasha Panahi now have a date in November with powerhouse rivals Ontario and Quebec, among others, at the national under-18 female hockey championships in Quebec. The forwards survived three separate tryout camps — emerging from a group of 52 girls in last month’s camp in Salmon Arm — to make the grade. “Going in [to the after-camp meeting] I was really nervous,” recalls Chadwick, 15. “When they told me, it was like ‘Wow.’” The high calibre of competition, as well as tough targets set by the coaches, brought the best out of the players. “It was extremely hard this year, having gone through it before I see the competition increasing every year,” remarked Panahi, a 16-year-old forward in her second year with team B.C. “Those of us with [last year’s] experience were being pushed by younger players, who are getting better and better each year.” Both Panahi and Chadwick spent the past season in the B.C. Female Midget AAA league — as Panahi netted a teamhigh 17 goals for the Vancouver Fusion, while Chadwick tied for the club lead with 15 goals and 20 assists with the rival Fraser Valley Phantoms. For Chadwick, it was the first time she’d played on a girls team, after skating in the past with the PoCo boys bantam rep squad. She felt really comfortable with the Phantom, and the end result was a great season offensively. “I was use to playing with boys, having my own dressing room and not being quite included… With the Phantom it was a lot of fun.” B.C. head coach Jeff Oldenborger said both players made big impressions over the three tryout camps. “Reaghan is a good skater with high hockey IQ and will be counted on to play equally on both sides of the puck,” the Port Moody resident said. “Natasha has been to the dance before and will be expected to bring a high level of maturity and composure.” A Centennial Grade 11 student, Panahi said she’s eager to develop her leadership skills, which will come into play as a veteran at the nationals. “I had a bigger role this year and I got to bring that to [tryout] camp.” The pair now will set their sights on leading B.C. up the standings ladder. “I’m going to work hard and not give up,” Chadwick said. “I worked so hard to be on this team so I don’t want to disappoint anyone or myself.”

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HAVE BAT, WILL TRAVEL: Port Coquitlam’s Courtney Bridge will pack her glove and head to Minnesota on a softball scholarship at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

This Bridge’s future paved by softball Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com At first glimpse, Courtney Bridge couldn’t believe how tiny and remote it was. At second glance, she knew it was the right place for her. The Port Coquitlam softball player signed a letter of intent with the University of Minnesota, Crookston this week, setting a path that will shape her next four years. When it came down to it, the decision wasn’t that tough. “I just went there two weeks ago… It was really small, it’s super small but once I talked with people and walked around, I really liked the campus,” Bridge told The NOW. “The people were great.” For Bridge, getting to play NCAA Div. II softball while pursuing a degree in sciences was her aim when she put on the glove this year. A longtime PoCo Ravens product, the 17-yearold made a bold move last fall when she transferred to Richmond to play A ball. Not only was she leaving behind all her softball friends, but also her longtime coaches — her mom and dad. “It was probably one of the hardest things for me to do, my best friend and I were like co-captains for

Softball has been a big focus for her ever since tball as a five-year-old. Although Bridge didn’t quite ‘catch the bug’ then, once she got her first taste of rep ball she was hooked. Her top club achievement came in her first year of bantam B ball, when PoCo advanced to the provincials in Port Alberni. “That was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, it was just awesome. We didn’t win it but we did pretty well,” she recalled. Crookston, which sits a one-hour plane ride northwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul, is closer to Winnipeg than the state capital. The club struggled this season with an 8-20 record in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The starting shortstop just graduated, presenting a golden opportunity for the Burnaby Mountain student. The lessons she’s learned over the past few years, which include serving as an assistant coach, have helped prepare her for the move to college life. She and a friend spent the past year working with Bridge’s parents in coaching her younger sister’s peewee team in PoCo — an experience that’s been more than just an eye opener. “It’s totally different and I really enjoy it,” she remarked. “It’s lots of fun — I think the girls listen to us more than my parents, because they really look up to us.”

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about four years together,” she said. “And not having my parents coaching for the first time — you’d get in the car after every game and talk, you’d hear what you did well, what we could do better.” One of her best assets growing up on the diamond was her versatility, which has really shone through over the past year with her shift to shortstop — which is where Bridge is expecting to contribute as a member of the Golden Eagles. During most of her years in PoCo she played first base, in the outfield and pitched. It’s where she honed her skills while fuelling a passion for the game. “We’ve coached her since her first year of squirt [ball],” recalls mom Robin. “Over the last three years she’s really worked on her skills determined to play up another level… When you have a softball in your hand every day of the year you should be improving.” When it comes to batting, she likes to lead off. “I like the feel of starting off the game first, getting that first hit to spark the team,” Bridge said. In her final year with the PoCo Ravens she did just that, posting a .563 batting average in 158 at bats. She also attended the Simon Fraser University Softball Academy during its two years of operation, and participated in the 2009 junior national selection camp.

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PoCo teens deliver in BC debuts

It’s not considered an official part of the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships, but the All Comers meet that is concurrent to the two-day B.C. event at Swangard Stadium does serve a purpose. The Grade 8-9 All Comers meet provides an introduction for the teenagers who aspire to compete in the provincial championships, and serves as a forecast for the future. For two Port Coquitlam athletes, some terrific results are just the beginning. Terry Fox Secondary’s Adeyemi Taylor-Lewis won two races, topping the Grade 8/9 boys 100- and 200-metre races. Archbishop Carney’s Brittni Wolczyk delivered a gold medal in the Grade8/9 girls discus. Both were just glad to have delivered their all-time best results on the day. “It’s neat, really cool,” said Wolczyk, who tossed 26.27 metres. “I’ve never been here before. It’s a great experience and this could be my only time

of winning something.” Wolczyk was aiming to equal or better her own personal best, set during last month’s Fraser Valleys. Although she fell a metre short, she was pleased with the end result. “I just worry about my PBs and stuff, I’m not really in this to win or anything. Winning is a bonus,” she said. For Taylor-Lewis, setting two PBs over the two days was quite the achievement. “I was nervous, nervous as heck but I just had to relax and run as fast as I can. I got the win and I’m happy with that,” he said. “It felt better than I imagined. I couldn’t sleep last night, dreaming about getting two. This feels really nice.” He clocked in at 11.64 seconds in the 100m on Friday, and a day later held on to take the 200m with a time of 23.34. He edged out Mount Doug’s Eric Pollard, who posted the fastest time in the qualifying heat but was a half-step behind Taylor-Lewis in the final. “That kick I told [Pollard]

was the best I’d seen from anyone. I had a person at the Fraser Valleys who had a kick like him but I never saw anything like his — it was pretty good,” said Taylor-Lewis. Both Wolczyk and TaylorLewis credit the coaching at the Coquitlam Cheetahs club for the results. Wolczyk, a Grade 8 student who fits track and field in with basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball, said she’s learned a lot since she first picked up a discus. “In my very first year (with the Cheetahs) in Grade 4 my hand couldn’t really fit around it. My coach told me to come back next year and when I did it worked out really well.” She also placed 12th in the shotput. Taylor-Lewis entered the day expecting good things and was surprised to top that. “I definitely did think I could win the race, I’m just thanking God that I could.” In other results, Riverside’s Francois Grimbeek placed sixth

Adanacs hold off Bellies for 11th straight win

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FOLLOW ME: Two Coquitlam minor lacrosse players run up the floor during a between-periods mini-game at the Poirier Sports Centre.

They got off to a good start and then held on when it counted. In a rematch of last year’s B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League playoff final, the Coquitlam Adanacs bested the New West Salmonbellies 10-8 Wednesday at the Poirier Sports Centre. Six straight goals by Coquitlam snipers broke a 1-1 draw and gave the defending Minto

Cup national champs a firm lead that would be tested by a solid second-period rally. Wesley Berg set the tone with four goals and two assists, while Matthew Dinsdale chipped in a goal and four helpers. Brandon Bertoia, Travis Cornwall, Tyler Garrison, Ryan Johnson and Tor Reinholdt also scored. Their next game is in Victoria on Saturday.

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LOST BRIEFCASE Absentmindedly left on roof of car at 2326 Sumpter Drive on Monday June 6th, approx 11am. Likely fell off near Baker & Como Lake or on Como Lake heading west. Soft black zippered briefcase. It’s just personal stuff inside but don’t want to loose. REWARD for return. Call Brian 778-885-3197

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CASCADE CATALYSTS INC. (Port Moody) seeking F/T Chief Science Officer. Candidate must have: Several years of exp. in science and tech. project management & PhD in Chemistry with applied knowledge in surface chemistry. $120k per yr. E-res: info@cascadecatalysts.com

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FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Coquitlam: June 11 or July 2 Burnaby: June 26 or July 16 Also • Van • Sry • Rcmd • P.Meadows • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

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LOST KEYS IN POCO/COQ WITH GREEN TAG AND LIGHTNING BOLT I have lost a set of keys. There are a few rings on the keys. One is a GREEN TAG and the other is a YELLOW RUBBER LIGHTNING BOLT. They were lost in Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam, around Pipeline Rd. They were misplaced between Thurs June 2 and Sunday June 5. Please contact me at email: aaa1plumbing@hotmail.com LOST KEYS LOOKING FOR THEIR HOME

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Coquitlam Now will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

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LABORATORY ASSISTANT

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

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

Become a Registered Personal Trainer. See our ad under Education. Hilltop 604-930-8377

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SOUTH CASTLE Korean Rest. in Coq. seeks F/T Ethnic Korean Cuisine Cook. Completion of Secondary school. 3 yrs or more experience in cooking. $17−$20/hr, 40hrs/wk. Fluency in Korean & Read English Fax: 604-677-6672 E-mail: southcastlekr@hotmail.com

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GAS STATION/STORE SUPERVISOR Costa Enterprises Corp. req F/T supervisor in Coquitlam.1-2 yr exp. $16.50 hr. Fax: 604-568-0235

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B & D Montessori Learning Academy

Is looking for an ECE and Montessori qualified teacher. Full-time and parttime positions. Available immediately.

Call 604-464-6447 or 604-725-8712

Or drop off resume at: 1187 Eagleridge Drive Coquitlam VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com

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is seeking • Grade Person/Pipe Mainline Shooter Operator Excavator Operator •Excavator • Pipelayer with experience in underground • Labourer utilityexperience work. We offer competitive with in underground wages,work. greatWe company benefits. utility offer competitive Full time position in abenefits. 2 year wages, great company long project. Grade Person/Pipe Shooter position c/w company vehicle. Send resume via email to: lhandy@sandpiper.bc.ca rdinicolo@sandpiper.bc.ca

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158 LMS REINFORCING Steel Group Now hiring rebar installers. Exp an asset not mandatory. For Abbotsford West High St. Mall. Please visit www.lmsgroup.ca & fill out the on line application.

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Auxiliary Firefighter Opportunities The City of Coquitlam is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the heart of the Lower Mainland. Our Fire / Rescue department includes a group of auxiliary firefighters whose duties are to supplement the services offered by the full-time career firefighters. Auxiliary firefighters are not responsible for the full range of duties of the career firefighters — therefore, requirements for these roles differ. The auxiliary firefighter experience that an applicant gains, combined with the required/preferred qualifications, could improve his/her chances of full-time employment with the City of Coquitlam and many other fire services. To qualify, you must have the following: • high school graduation • Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status • valid first aid certifications (WCB Occupational First Aid Level 1 or First Responders – Level 1 or equivalent) • a valid Class 5 driver’s licence with air brake endorsement (air brake endorsement must be obtained before the City can make an offer of employment) • a safe driving record • no convictions for a criminal offence related to the job duties of a firefighter • availability for weekly fire practices (Thursday evenings and the occasional Saturday or Sunday) • the capability to respond to calls during the day and afternoon as well as night calls. You must also live in close proximity to (not more than 10 minutes’ driving distance from) one of these fire stations: • Burke Mountain – 1424 Coast Meridian Road • Mariner Station - 775 Mariner Way. For a complete list of required and preferred qualifications, please refer to our website. Completed applications with all required attachments must be received in our office by 5:00 pm, June 24, 2011 quoting competition #2011-100776. There are no exceptions to this deadline and any incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Applications may be printed off our website at: www.coquitlam.ca or picked up from the Human Resources Division, City of Coquitlam, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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FEATUREDEMPLOYMENT GARAGE SALES MILLWRIGHT WANTED

Simpson Strong-Tie Canada, Ltd. in Maple Ridge is currently hiring a Maintenance Millwright/Industrial Mechanic. Successful applicant must have completed high school (or equivalent), along with vocational training and Millwright T.Q. certificate. A 2nd or 3rd year apprentice or equivalent experience leading to obtaining a Red Seal certification will be considered. Other relevant trades such as Heavy Duty Mechanic, Automotive Mechanic, Industrial Electrician, etc. will be also given consideration. Good mechanical and organizational skills, time management and prioritizing capabilities, good oral/written communication skills, analytical and trouble- shooting abilities. A good, working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics and machine controls as well as ability to operate lathes, milling machines, drill presses, shears and welders will be an asset. Ability to read blue prints is a must. Simpson Strong- Tie offers a package of competitive wages, benefits plus quarterly bonuses. Send resume to Jacquie McLean, at fax: 604-460-4780 Or email to: jmclean@strongtie.com

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Burial Plots

MAUSOLEUM AT Forest Lawn Cemetary. Prestigous aboveground crypt in garden setting. Permits two casket tandem entombments OR four urn cremation inurnments. Located in the west coast mausoleum area. Includes two opening and closing fees. $49,500. 604-272-7250

Appliances

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Art & Collectibles

COMPLETE CARD making supplies with 75+ stamps, good cond in containers, $150. 17 antique porcelin dolls with boxes from Franklin Mint, must be seen $50-$75 ea. Rockwell plates $7.50 each. Call 604-940-0106

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PILES of Useful Stuff! Saturday, June 11 8:30am -1:30pm Gardening tools, lawnmower, shop vac, Olympic souvenirs, bicycles, books, misc household items and more...some free items too! 1301 Daimler St in Canyon Springs neighborhood, Coquitlam

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Beautiful 1 Year Old Neutered Male Pitbull

with some issues, couch potato want to be. Required experienced adult dog handler, no children, fenced yard. Looking for love after a year of mistreatment. Fur and Feathers Rescue 604 719-7848 YELLOW LABS Family raised. Vet chkd, dewormed, vaccinated. Ready now. $600 Call: (604) 537-5063

BISHON FRISE 6 months, male, very friendly & playfull, all shots, $1300, 604-987-6919 GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, pure bred. White or traditional. $525 each. 604-308-0047.

DEUCE. FUR and Feathers Rescue. 3 years old. Brindle. Has not been socialized with other dogs, but extremely friendly. 604-719-7848 Deuce

For Sale Miscellaneous

THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH @ 3 PM Antiques, Estates, Collectibles & Jewellery Viewing Times: Tuesday, June 14th, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 15th, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Thursday, June 16th, 9:00 am ’til Auction Time

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GOLDENDOODLE PUPS. Great family dog. Hypoallergenic. Ready July 5th. $1000. 604-864-7203

CHURCH DAY CAMP, FREE, The Jungle Journey! July 11-15, 9am-11:45am. Ages 5-12 yrs old. Exciting Games, Crafts, Bible Stories, Puppet Show, Snacks. Registration 604-726-6191

To Book Your AD in the Now Classifieds CALL 604-444-3000

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MULTI SHIH-TZU Poo. adult & puppy, hand raised, non shedding, 604-820-9469

ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, CKC Reg. Malti V-1 rated, top blood lines, Health Cert. 604-535-9994

WHOODLES PUPS ready to go July 9th, Will deliver to Vancouver, 1-509-476-0221 YORKIE PUPPIES, 1 male & 3 females. First shots, dewormed, $850-$950 Chwk 604- 792-6277

Plants & Trees

CEDAR HEDGING $1.00/foot& up. Dug in ready, installation & delivery avail 604-795-1999. Now is the best time for planting!

CHILDREN Children’s Activities

LAB X Golden Retriever pups #1 cross, m/f, vet checked, ready now. $500. Ph 604-701-1587

Furniture

DINING ROOM table, 6 chairs, buffet & hutch, solid wood $550 leather love seat double recliner near new $500. 604-796-2513

2115 New West, FRASER Cemetery, 3 Vista plots; Pair sxs & 1 sep. Single $3500 or SxS pair $6000. Offers considered. 604-761-1949

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Como Lake United Church (Enter in Parking Garage, Off 535 Marmont St., Coq.) Hardware, Collectibles, Furn, Household Items, Toys & more...

Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

VILAS MAPLE bdrm furn, 4 matching pcs exc cond $1200. 604-626-0441 call after 4pm

Sunday • JUN 19 • 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre

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IKEA DESK storage combo $110. Warhammer game $100. Call 604-987-5557

175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode!

June 11th

9:30 am to 2 pm 4585 Albert Street next to McGill Library (604) 294 -1936 Free Admission

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Community Centre Indoors on Saturday

Huge Community Garage Sale Saturday Only! June 11 ★ 9am to 2pm

Auction Calendar

We thank all of our applicants for their interest.

Dogs

DESCRIPTION:OCHO CINCO, 3 and a half year old prasa canario/ pitbull cross brindle. experienced owner required, no pets or children, very protective, lost home. Fur and Feathers rescue 604-719- 7848

If this sounds like the perfect fit, please email your resume and cover letter in confidence

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Cats

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under tight timelines. We offer a great working environment, a competitive base salary and commission plan which includes an attractive benefits package.

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CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310

• PROSPECT & DEVELOP NEW BUSINESS • MANAGE & GROW AN ESTABLISHED TERRITORY • EXCEED CLIENT EXPECTATIONS & BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS

RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN JUN 19 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

Sat June 11, 8am-2pm, 2206 Sorrento Drive Everything Must Go!

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Antiques

HUGE COMPLEX GARAGE SALE Sat. June 11, 9am-3pm 1255 Riverside Drive

Multi Family Yard Sale Sat & Sun, Jun 11 & 12 9am to 3pm 358 Laval Street

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2977 Glen Drive, Coquitlam Summer camp; group daycare; preschool; before/ after care. Bilingual Mandarin & Montessori program.

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• Carved Argillite 21˝ Bowl & 29˝ Totem • Several Sterling Silver Tea Sets & Flatware Sets plus Various Other Pieces • Approx. 25 Pcs. Moorcroft Pottery Lamps, Vases & Bowls • Victorian & Edwardian Furnishings • 2 Grandfather Clocks, Mantle Clocks & More • Royal Doulton, Dresden & Hummel Figurines • Several Dinner Sets • Oriental China & Figurines • Imari Bowls • Crystal & Brassware • Old Coin Case w/Coins • 1976 Silver Canadian Olympic Coin Set • Oil Paintings & Watercolours • Limited Edition Prints • Persian Carpets • Gold & Sterling Silver Jewellery • Estate Pieces & Much More…

NOTE: UPCOMING AUCTIONS

1) CONTENTS OF SEVERAL STORAGE PODS – FRIDAY JUNE 17th @ 11 AM On-Site Location: 5350 Byrne Road, Burnaby, B.C. 2) HOME FURNISHINGS & UNCLAIMED COURIER GOODS – WED JUNE 22nd @ 6 PM Location: 2720 #5 Road, Richmond, B.C. 3) RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION – SAT JUNE 25th @ 10 AM Location: 2720 #5 Road, Richmond, B.C. FOR MORE DETAILS AND PHOTOS VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.

604-244-9350

ROTTWEILER Cross 2 yr old Male looking for a home. I am neutered, vaccinated, housetrained and crate trained. Not good with other animals. Home visit and adoption fee Call: (604) 617-6173 or email: wcrr.info@gmail.com.

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BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat June 11 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun June 12 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at www.bcreptileclub.com 1-604-392-5715


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1BDRM/1BTH #306,155 E 3rd St. Harbour and City view!!! Completely reno’d 1 bedroom condo with new slate tile floors in the kitchen & bath. Porcelain tiles in bath surround, pedestal sink. Living area floors done in swiss engineer hrdwd. New fixtures, counters and S.S. appliances. Locker and parking underground. $365,000 Call: Hollie de Boer @ (778) 241-3096 holliedeboer.com

North Vancouver

3BDRM/3.5BTH 3121 Sunnyhurst Road OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 12 - 2p - 4p 3-year-old, 1,965 sq. ft. townhome in Lynn Valley. Open floor plan. $765,000 Call: (604) 982-9097

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WHY RENT? Central location 2 BR, 2 bath condo. Cash back. Close to transit, schools. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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Call Kristen today 604-812-3718 GVCPS Inc. / www.GVCPS.ca

Burnaby

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 801 sq ft Corner Unit. JUST MOVE IN!! New SPACE ROOF! New Kitchen Cabinets, BOOKING Appliances, Newly renovated Bath! CRUZ, MARIO Very clean Corner apartment, walking distance to Lougheed Rep: DTJames Mall, Skytrain & transit. Ad#: 1316920 $265,000 Bring your offer!

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2 to 4

Cancer June 21-July 22: Lie low, rest and recuperate. Be thoughtful, plan, seek advice, deal with government agencies or institutions, or corporate head offices. Your charitable and spiritual side remains prominent. Next week, you’re going to burst forth with a blaze of energy, so store it up now. Sunday’s romantic, but anyone who’s attractive Monday morning is also a quarrelsome type – fair warning! Tackle chores and health concerns Monday to Wednesday. Relationships can frustrate you Thursday to suppertime (so don’t pursue new ones) but this night and Friday bring sweet, even passionate harmony! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Wishes can come true! You remain popular, optimistic, happy. Make and accept invitations (but keep them near in time – after June 20 you’ll tire of social involvements). The year ahead is very lucky for career, ambitions, etc. Use Sunday to ground this – to examine and/or shore up your foundations, your platform for launching an ambitious bid. For example, when you’re handling long days and career pressures, a supportive family is a good foundation. Or mapping out the right territory, or lining up allies. Tuesday/Wednesday are romantic, creative – love could reach a sweet climax! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The accent remains on ambition, status, prestige relationships. Show the boss (or parents, etc.) what you can do. Sunday’s great for puttering around the neighbourhood, reading a fat newspaper, calling friends, errands and paperwork. These need a diplomatic (but opportunistic) approach Monday a.m. You reach a climax and an “ending note” in career matters Tuesday/Wednesday – all is well. Perhaps a project matures. Study long-term income and investments Thursday: these will undergo change this decade – safety key. Thursday/Friday are romantic. Chores Saturday – practise safety!

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on paperwork, messaging, errands, travel, news and casual friends. It’s a busy but not important time. Sunday’s full of mysteries and subconscious urges (so is good for seeing within or seeking critical advice). But these – and sex, finances – can meet irritation Monday. Wisdom, a gentle outlook creep in late Monday to late Wednesday – you might spend too much on travel, culture, education or a legal matter, but these things also come to a satisfying climax. Be ambitious Thursday/Friday. You’re popular Saturday, but driving, high tech are erratic. Taurus April 20-May 20: Continue to chase money. Buy sources of knowledge and co-operate with teachers. Relationships flow well Sunday, but they might run into friction Monday a.m. Ignore a financial or sexual decision/idea Monday night – these meet success Tuesday/Wednesday (although you might overspend for an investment). Be careful with ethical or legal “assumptions” (or travel ideas) Thursday to suppertime – the practical reality is far different. These matters flow with superb luck, though, Thursday night to pre-dawn Saturday. Be ambitious – but drive carefully, and forgive computers – Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness continue high. You’ll be given almost anything you ask for – but you need to be aware that asking for a partner, marriage, relocation, litigation or a contract could lead to restriction or unexpected solitude. But these are not necessarily bad. Relative solitude will come anyway, over the year ahead, as a blessing, a healing. Do ask for advice. Take this general attitude for the whole 12 months ahead: that you will, to whatever degree you can, sacrifice your own time/energy to support another (or others). This will bring good results.

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Mario Cruz

Team 3000 Realty

604-644-9864

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 3PM-4PM Better than new 5 bedroom, 4 bath home has it all! Spacious open plan, landscaped lot, extra accommodation with own entrance! $589,900 Call Joe Campbell RE/MAX Crest Realty 604-985-7653 or come June 12 & 19

6020-06

Chilliwack

1450SF, 2BR, 2 bath open flr. plan, oak cupboards, garage, workshop, ac, fruit trees, 40+ Estate, usellahome.com5363 $199,900,.. 604-792-9186

6020-18

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-36

Tsawwas.

MUST SELL!. Ocean view. 3 level 4BR, 2yrs old. Seller motivated. Priced accordingly. Mala, Sutton Realty778-859-4458

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

NO HST 1 year old, 3 level, 3 BR + 2 suites ($1500/mo, mortgage helper), central location. Mala, Sutton Realty 778-859-4458

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $150,000. 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

6050

Out Of Town Property

4BDRM/3BTH Becher Bay Road, East Sooke, B.C. Your own piece of paradise! Wonderful immaculate family home on 1.6 sunny & private acres with incredible water views. Surrounded by amazing gardens with countless perennials, raised veggie beds & a drip water system. Call today for more details! $599,000 Call: (250) 744-0619 leniestell@shaw.ca

6060

Real Estate Wanted

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR looking for property. Call Calum 604-532-1923, calums@shaw.ca

6065

Recreation Property

HARRISON: LARGE fenced lot, landscaped with 38’ park model in gated park. Lots of park activities. $65,000 turn key. 604-819-8888

W. M.R. 3 bdrms; 3 baths, living rm, family rm, dining rm, kitchen w/nook, hardwood/tile, shed, backs onto park, near schools & amen. $449,000. 604-465-7791

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Gentle love, understanding, a wide view, far travel, legal affairs, higher education, religion, cultural involvements – the accent continues on these. During the 378 days ahead, you are going to face superb luck in investments, lifestyle changes, sex/intimacy, therapy/healing, and/or research. Use Sunday to see what you already have, and what you accept as true – these are not where your luck lies; these will remain static. Monday morning, a partner’s or competitor’s comment, even if irritating, or a spied opportunity, shows where your luck lies. Romance unpredictable Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Changes are still on the agenda, in lifestyle, commitments, intimacy, finances. But the biggest change involves your relationship sphere: it’s growing splendidly lucky. The year ahead will bring at least two opportunities to marry, form a business partnership, relocate, attract the public (e.g., as clients to your store) – almost all of these have a very beneficial money result! Remember for the past 15 years I kept saying that your true love phase would begin in 2011? This partnership year is part of that. Your energy’s good Sunday. Chase money midweek. Love late Thursday? Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The emphasis remains on relationships,partnerships,opportunities, relocation, negotiation. Remember, this area needs a light touch until late August 2012. Actually marrying or relocating is not a good idea, unless “life brings it” – e.g., your employer transfers you. Depend more on your own efforts, carve out your own destiny, rather than chasing perceived “opportunities.” Lie low, rest Sunday/Monday. Your energy rises nicely midweek. Chase money Thursday/Friday (but expect barriers up to Thursday suppertime). Someone’s sweet, reliable. Travel Saturday – safety first!

June 12 - 18, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You face nine more days of drudgery work, so just keep on plugging. (As hinted earlier, perform only necessary work all year; don’t make machinery, chores, health or employment a primary focus.) Soon, fresh air, new opportunities and exciting relationships will enter. The last of these is especially significant, as the 12 months ahead bring splendid romantic openings! The same period creative and speculative luck. Optimistic risk is your friend, especially risk that, if it “wins,” will bring you more responsibility. Joy Sunday. Rest midweek, charge forth Thursday/Friday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: This is your last week of romance, creativity, pleasure and beauty for awhile – enjoy it while you can. Be ambitious Sunday. Higher-ups are still impatient, temperamental, so be diplomatic, especially Monday morning. Your popularity surges Tuesday/Wednesday! Flirtations, entertainment, optimism abound. A romance could swell to “mad love.” But retreat Thursday/Friday: meditate, contemplate, plan, deal with government agencies, and fulfill obligations. (All these will go better Thursday night and Friday, not before.) Your energy, charisma spring up Saturday – careful driving. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The accent continues on your domestic scene, on security, property, children, retirement, gardening, nature and nutrition. Luxuriate in laziness. Sunday/Monday are wise, gentle – contemplate the why’s, not the how’s. You might feel a tug-o-war between your ambitions and your home (or your tiredness) Tuesday/Wednesday. All’s well, whichever extreme you favour. Your hopes meet barriers Thursday daytime, but this night ad Friday could bring fulfillment, especially to home-related wishes. It’s a splendid time to decorate, landscape. Weariness returns Saturday – rest, plan. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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RENTALS

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Apartments & Condos

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Apt/Condos

PORT MOODY, 2 BR, Water & Mtn views. incls ht & h/w. Avail Now. $1200. Cell 604-936-7547 etphonehome54@yahoo.ca.

COQ, Lough Mall area. Furnished studio suite, 5th flr, concrete apt. SS appl, granite, gym, u/grd prkg. $895/mo. Ns/np. 604-728-2620

2 bd/rm Apt.$850.00,mon H/W&basic cable inc.No Pets,Ref.Req.,1 Yr.leaseU/G Park avail. Call: (604) 525-2599.New Westminster

NEW WEST Cozy Studio apt, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $545. Call 604-783-6003

6508

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

Friday, June 10, 2011

Apt/Condos

1 BR, approx 830 sq ft, quiet, clean Bldg, cls to Metrotown & Skytrain, starting at $825. Jose 604-437-3013 or 778-991-8818 AVAIL NOW or July, 1 BR, grnd floor @ 621 Colburne, New West. quiet building $675/mo, No pets & close to all amens. 604-454-4540 BBY, Near Lougheed Mall, off Government Rd, 2 BR, f/p, u/g parking, N/p, Now. 778-708-4352 BBY S. 1 Br. $695 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, ug prkg, WiFi, storage, July 1, 604-818-1129 COQ 1 BR $715. Incls parking, close to amenities, clean, n/p. Available Jul 1. 604-521-0818

Don’t Miss THIS! Large bright 1 br $800. 1117 Ridgeway Ave. incl heat, hot water, dw, cat ok, ns, avail now, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941

Large bright 1br from $765. New reno. Incl heat, hot water, dw np, 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

6508

Apt/Condos

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

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

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

office: 604- 936-1225 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

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

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567

NEW WEST, 6th St/3rd Ave. Upscale 1 BR + den in newer, uptown condo. Full bath, f/p, insuite laundry, d/w, garb. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, h/wd floors, private balc, u/grd prkg. Great mountain & river views! Walk to Skytrain (New West & Columbia St stations) & Douglas College. Bus stop in front of quiet concrete building. Ns/np. $1,250/mo + utils. 1 year lease. Avail July 1st. Refs req’d & sound credit check. Call 604-522-0440.

NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $730/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. New carpets. Near Skytrain. Available June 15th or July 1. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

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

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

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

604- 983- 8046

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789

NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. June 15 or July 1. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Open House: June 11-12 12pm-4pm

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

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

604 - 941 - 7721

MOVE-IN BONUS CYPRESS GARDENS 1114 HOWIE ST. COQUITLAM

1 bedrooms from $804

UG Parking, balconies. Close to Skytrain, near Gold Club, walk to mountain park. near Lougheed Mall.

RENTALS 604-931-3273 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

Call 604-540-9300 Open House: June 11-12 12pm-4pm

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available July 1

Duplexes - Rent

6540

Houses - Rent

COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. NS, Ref. Avail July 1. 604-785-1699

'RENT TO OWN' ....If you have a small downpayment, less than perfect credit, then we are your link to home ownership. Call Kim 604-628-6598 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd ste, quiet neigh, pool, needs TLC. $1,388/M CLOVERDALE - 18898 65th Ave, HOUSE, 3900 sqft, 5bd & 2 suites, quiet neigh, great location.$1,888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

604 420-5636

ARBOUR GREENE

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

6515

HOUSE ON 7 acres with barn, avail July 1, asking $2200/mth. 5 bdrm, 3 bath. 778-858-3143

www.montecitotowers.com

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

Call 604 421-1222

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster

401 Westview St, Coq

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Accepting applications for waiting list for 2 BR’s - suits Couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

3 BR lower , 7029 Dow Ave. $990 - $1090 incl utils, pets ok, hardwood, yard, Jul 1, 604-818-1129

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

AMBER (W)

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

Co-ops

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

office: 604- 936-3907

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

6510

115 PLACE CO-OP

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261

COQ 2 BR $945. Incls parking, close to amenities, clean, n/p. Available Jul 1. 604-521-0818

COQ CTR Grand Central highrise, 2 BR, 2 baths, 7 appls, secured prkg, storage, incls gas, n/p, n/s, Avail Now. 778-994-8930

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM ★ Quiet park-like setting ★ Newly Reno’d ★ Heat/hot water incld 604-291-8197 www.sunsetparkapt.com

CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6565

Office/Retail Rent

POCO RETAIL 1236sf, $3200, 2569 Shaughnessy St. Air cond, exc loc acreoss from City Hall. Jun 1. Bill Evans 604-836-2494

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ, Master BR with bath rm or regular Rm, $480 & up. incls net, utils, w/d & a/c. 778-355-3575 POCO Nr Coq Ctr. Own BR, $425 & BR & bath $450. Incls utils, W/D, share home. 604-475-0262

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-518-5040

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

2BDRM Basement Suite near Pitt River & Mary Hill Bypass Avail now. Incl all util, internet, cable, shared laundry. Private side door entrance. No smoking, no pets. $950/mth (604) 945-0647

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

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944

1941 Langan Ave. upper, 3 br. 2 bath, 1300sf, lease, np, ns, now, $1400+%utils, lawn care req. Eric Royal Pacific Prop. 604-723-7368 BBY, Boundary/ 6 blks north of Hastings. 1 BR. sh’d W/D, sep entry. Suits mature person. No smoking, no pets. $700 incl hydro/cable. July 1. 604-291-1391 BBY EAST, 1 BR g/lvl ste, Brand New, nr bus, n/s, n/p, $850 incls hydro & gas, Jun 15. 604-512-8196 or 604-722-4142

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY METROTOWN, (Upper Deer Lk) lrg 3 BR, main flr, reno’d, 4 new appls, 2 f/bath, garage, sh’d W/D. Pet negot. Avail now. $1600 + 60% utls. 604-808-9015

BBY N. Georgia/Springer. 2 BR bsmt, own W/D. Immed. $1100 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-299-6976 BBY NORTH 1 BR g/lvl, full bath, patio, inste w/d, $875 incls utils, Avail Jun 1. ns/np, 778-858-8690 BBY NORTH 5 BR g/l ste, living rm, $1500 + utils, or 2 BR ste, full bath, $750 + utils. 604-818-3768 BBY PARKER/CARLETON, 2 gr lev Dup ste, newly reno’d, new appls, sh’d W/D. $900 + 40% hydro. Avail June 15. NS/NP. 604-291-7495 or 778-855-0622 BBY S. Quiet, Lrg 1 BR gr lev, own W/D, sep entry, NS/NP. $800 incls utls. Refs. 604-526-7335 BBY SOUTH, Bright, 2 BR ste in new house, laundry. Near skytrain/Metrotown. $875 incls all. NS/NP. Av July 1. 604-779-5231 CAPITOL HILL big bright 1 br ste lge yd, nice view, f/p, w/d, quiet, nr amens/bus. Jun 15. N/S, pet neg. $750 + 40% utils. 604-988-5501

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ W. Plateau 2 BR, 11 ft ceilings, patio, panoramic view, sauna/steam room, W/D. NP/NS. $897. Avail July 1. 604-880-2991

N. WEST. 8th Ave/2nd St. 1 BR gr lev ste, sh’d W/D. Ns/np. $700 incl util. Suits 1 person. 604-818-5141

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

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

METROTOWN AREA, 1 BR, newer paint/carpet, FREE cbl tv, hydro, + laundry, yard, N/S, N/P, priv ent, quiet, 1 mature person, $760. July 1. 604-435-2293

Contact 604-939-0221 woodland@rentmidwest.com

Townhouses

NEW WEST. Clean 1 BR. Sh’d w/d. Alarm. $695 incl hydro/cable. Ns/np. Avail now. 778-896-8822

NEW WEST, Queensborough. Spacious, clean, bright 1 BR, grd/ lvl. N/S. $590/mo incl hydro/cbl. Near Skytrain, schools, outlet mall, Starbucks,Tim’s. CAT OK. Avail July 1. 604-765-7005

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

Call 604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

NEW WEST upper 2 BR, f/p, w/d, fenced yard, nr schools/ 22nd skytrain. $1150. 604-930-2797

POCO. 2 BR, g/l. Priv w/d & entry. Big fenced yard. Ns/np. $900/mo incl hydro. June 1. 604-941-3068

POCO N. Lrg 1 BR bsmt ste, lam / tile flrs, sh’d W/D, alarm, patio, prkg. Nr transit. Avail July 1. $775 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-942-8018

Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR T/H $765 & $785/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

7010

Personals

CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540

7015

Escort Services

★★ IceCream Dream Team! (ALL OUT CALLS) VANILLA & CHOCOLATE yummy! Melissa & Maya 604-710-9585

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM

8073

Drainage

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

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8020

Blinds & Draperies

SPACE BOOKING For: ECHO SIGNS & AWNINGS Rep: LBampton Ad#: 1304616

8055

Cleaning

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421

8060

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

FOR EXPERT Drywall, Taping & Finishing, Bob @ 604-520-9888 leave msg. or call after 5pm

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

8080

Electrical

*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re 30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

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

Aussie Excavations. Same day quote, Retaining walls, drainage, all types jobs Tim 778-322-3002

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors

All Your Concrete Needs

BBY, GOV’T Road. Very large 2 BR. 1,300 sq ft. Full bath, shared w/d. $1,160/mo + util. Ns/np. Near BCIT, SFU, Brentwood Mall & Bby Lake. Immed. 778-991-7058

TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

RIVERS INLET

6605 COQ, 826 Lillian. 2 BR ste, own w/d, d/w, alarm, h/wd & tile floors. $995. Now. Ns/np. 604-937-4756

Townhouses Rent

WOODLAND PARK

POCO, 2 BR gr lev, reno’d, Own W/D, f/yrd. $900 incls utls. Av now. N/S. Cat ok. 604-464-0677 COQ WW Plat. Lrg 1 BR bsmt ste, sh’d W/D. $700 incls utls, SAT TV, net. NS/NP. 604-944-6390

6605

Residential / Commercial and Industrial Wiring / Maintenance No Job Too Big or Small Licensed, Bonded & Insured Contractor # 50123

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Call Rod at 778-835-8319 Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

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

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HOME SERVICES

8125

Gutters

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800

8130

Handyperson

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

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

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

8155

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

Painting/ Wallpaper

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

Licensed, Insured, A + BBB Rating

• Spring/Summer Yard Cleanup • Pruning trees, shrubs & hedges the proper way! • Planting Plan & Full Installation • Retaining walls, walkways & bed edging • Landscape Design, Full Installation • Patio, Deck & Rockery • Fence Removal & Installation

Please call Sherry

604-992-6654

Landscape Technician & Cert. Arborist

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

simplemoves.ca

(604) 209-6663 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

8195

★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

COQUITLAM

LANDCAPING LTD.

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

TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

• Waterproofing • Aluminum Awnings • Custom Aluminum Railings • Deck Renovations

Free Est.

942-5394

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

Over 20 years of quality service

8220

Plumbing

THE REAL DEAL 3 Rooms $250

Give us a Call We're Tough to Beat Free Estimates

604-771-7052 CONFIDENT

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488 CERT PLUMBER. Small or large jobs. Renos, home improvements, handy work etc. Free est. 604-468-3924, 778-228-3924

Marc • 604-315-8954

Park’s Landscaping

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

604-518-3571

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

A-1 PAINT CO. Summer Special

15% OFF

Book Now! Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

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

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

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582 BARK MULCH www.triplefivequalitywood.com 604-290-2879 or 604-328-6355

HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cut •Power Rake •Trim •Weed & more ★ 604-317-5328

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832

DANN DECORATING

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

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

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878 Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, 604-782-5288 WE CUT GRASS since 1988! Lawn Maint. Monthy rates/contracts. Reasonable rates. NO HST. Fred 604-614-8498 or Bill 604-939-2274

COPPERWORKS PLUMBING Will do ALL your plumbing needs. FREE Gift Card. 604-219-5555

• Exterior & Interior • WCB & Liability Insurance • Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing

Call 604-880-2502

www.allseasonpainting.ca

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Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

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

8250

Roofing

B-Cheema Roofing

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

8225

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793 Professional Power Wash, Windows & Gutters 15 Yrs Exp. Quality Work! Mike 604 785-1206

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

HAY’S ROOF MANAGEMENT (LM LTD) Established 1955 Your Roofing Experts

604-816-0945 604-590-4670

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

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

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

8309

Tiling

European Installer. Ceramic tiles, and hardwood & laminate floors. Call Roman, 604-722-8432

Tiling

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

Tree People

Tree, Hedge & Shrub Care for over 20 years

65FT Bucket Truck Service Available “WCB, Fully Insured”

8315

Tree Services

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworksonline.ca, Spiral Pruning, Tree & Stump Removal, Trimming & Pruning. 604-787-5915

8335

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938 Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-420-4800

www.treepeople.ca 604-944-0034 Free Quotes

AUTOMOTIVE

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE Cash FREE Delivery with $0 DOWN oac

AT AUTO CREDIT FAST

Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9125

Domestic

1994 CADILLAC STS leather, air conditioning, power, full loaded. Good condition $2700 or best offer. Call 604-853-4269

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

1976 CAMERO LT silver 350hp 77000miles, 1 lady owner. $8000 FIRM. 604-986-1004

9145

2006 MITSUBISHI Outlander LS AWD, Wood grain interior.2.4L, AWD, 5 yrs Pwr Train Warr. 1 Owner. $14,500 obo Ph: 604 929 5865 or 778 389 5866.

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4x4 200,000k, auto, loaded, 778 908 5327 MISSION $3,000

604-761-7175 778.865.5454 CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES FREE TOWING QUICK SERVICE ALWAYS AVAILABLE

RV’s/Trailers

1988 28FT Leisure Coach, 125K, Grt condition, Must Sell, Take a look make an offer 604-855-9774

1985 MERCEDES 380SL, 2 door, hard/soft, mint, collector plates, 140k, runs great $12,000 obo. Call 604-874-1658

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3500. 604-767-9305

Scrap Car Removal

9522

2001 CHEVY Silverado 2500 4x4, ext cab, gray, new tires, camper ready, leather, 196 K, exc cond $9000. 604-264-1232

2000 MERCEDES C230 Compressor, good cond, 1 owner, 150 K, no accidents, Mercedes serviced, glass roof , leather, desert sand, $6490. 604-880-9073

2003 ADVENTURER 22ft RV, 85,000kms, sleeps 6. Excellent Cond $26,500. 604-819-6130

2004 TRAIL BLAZER 23 ft trailer, a/c, gas furnace, walk around queen bed, fridge/freezer, stove, oven, microwave, etc. Hardly used $13,000. 604-924-0639 2005 JAY Featherlite trailer 25ft. $14,500. Has 1 slide out, A/C. Lots cupboards, new mattress. Like new condition. Abbotsford location: 604-504-1727 2007 ADVENTURER 90FWS 9ft Truck camper, Mint cond, elect jacks, awning, outside shower, toilet/with shower, wired for solar, micro, tv. $13,900. 604-814-2384

2006 MUSTANG GT Convertible Auto 74,000 kms Mint Red Mustang GT convertible.$16500. Call Grant 604 649-5701. Loaded with options

9173

2009 BIGFOOT Camper. 25C 9.4 long box. Mint, spotless, used twice, Must sell! $24,500. Call for more information. Pictures avail on request. Coquitlam area. 604-937-7363

Vans

778.865.5454

THE SCRAPPER

2011 JAYCO 1007, w/fridge, furnace. $10,498. #JTS1110072 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank Trimax Roofing Ltd. Re & new roof, repairs, WCB, Ins. Will beat all written prices. 604-856-4999

8255

Rubbish Removal

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

www.chrisdalehomes.com

COASTAL RESTORATION. Stucco, int & ext painting, leak repairs. 20 yrs exp. 604-562-4442

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

604-298-1222

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8309

RENEW KITCHEN & Baths. Tile, slate, marble, granite, pools. 15 yr exp. Free ests 604-773-2264

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-RUBBISH

Call Bill

8300

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

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

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

604.722.3600

Power Washing

POWER WASHING RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL For the best job and best price for all your power washing needs, contact Rick. R & K PRESSURE WASHING (778) 938-7742 rksanders@shaw.ca.

Rubbish Removal

Free Estimates

Don’t Miss THIS!

Since 1983

ALL SEASON PAINTING

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

haysroof@telus.net

PAINTING LTD.

* Mowing $30 & up Fertilizing & New Lawns * Landscape and Garden Design & Construction * Yard Cleanups

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

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

8255

JUNK REMOVAL Household junk, appls, garage & yard clean up. 604-783-2395

Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

Can-Pro Paint and Drywall

Lawn & Garden

Renovations & Home Improvement

778-317-1256•604-451-0225

No Job Too Small

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

8240

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

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

Landscaping

From $ 49 per/hr

8160

8195

A35

782-2474

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

E

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

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

2004 Ford Freestar Automatic 129,000 kms Immaculate. Silver. Full history. Warranty. $8,400 (604) 561-7935 robin@nluc.org

WHEELCHAIR VAN 1991 Dodge Caravan. Hand controls. power side ramp. Removable driver & passenger seats. EZ locks. Good cond. $4000 OBO. 604-980-2041

9515

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

Boats

KAYAKS: 18½ FT ASCENTE & 19 FT QUEST comes with most gear, approx 9 yrs old $4200 obo for both. Ph 604-858-5685

9522

2012 SPRINGDALE 267BHS Bunkhouse. $25,795. #ST122671. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

8.3 CUMMINS Diesel pusher, 36ft, 80,000 mi, loaded, w/d, rear camera. $27,900. 604-539-0506

RV’s/Trailers

1997 FORD CENTURION, 24ft, 164k, newer reblt triton, v10, low kms, very clean condition, Asking $15,000 obo. 604-945-4400

EXTRA $1000 Off with coupon instock Springdale & Passport til June 30. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com


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