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WHAT A CUTIE: Zain Horner, three, wasn’t too happy to have his one-year-old sister Zoey eating all his berries at Driediger Farms Market. The Coquitlam family enjoyed the trek out to what Zain calls “Strawberry Land” — and mom snapped this prize-winning photo. See story, Page 9.

Dawn Black won’t seek re-election At 68, longtime MP and MLA is ready to step away from politics

Alfie Lau editorial@thenownews.com Former Coquitlam MP Dawn Black announced this week she will not seek re-election as an MLA. There was no health scare or tap on the shoulder from a party executive that prompted Black to decide that

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and felt it was important to let the local constituency office know of her intentions. “I keep on hearing how the Liberals want to call an election, maybe even as early as next month [September] and that’s why I wanted to let everybody know what my plans are,” said Black. “I will serve out my term as MLA for New Westminster. That may mean I’m

done by next month or it means I’ll serve out my full term to 2013.” Black started campaigning for the NDP under Dave Barrett in 1973 and she steadily moved up the ranks, most notably working as executive assistant to New Westminster-Burnaby MP Pauline Jewett and for John  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see BLACK.

A West Coast Express passenger was kidnapped and robbed in Port Moody Tuesday afternoon. On Aug. 2 at about 5:50 p.m., the female victim was walking from the West Coast Express parking lot towards St. John’s Street when another woman grabbed her. She forced the victim into an older model beige- or creamcoloured minivan, where two men were waiting. They stole money from the victim’s purse and dropped her off at an undisclosed location. According to Const. Bill Kim, no weapons were involved. Anyone with information is asked to come forward, he added. “We have to be vigilant,” Kim said.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 3, see ABDUCTION.

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f it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Port Moody resident Joy Mo learned this lesson firsthand after she was the target of an employment scam. Mo’s story began in 2008 when she answered a newspaper ad from a company looking to hire a mystery shopper. She called the toll-free number listed in the ad, which led her to a recorded message asking her to leave her name and address. Soon after, she received a congratulatory letter in the mail, saying she had been awarded the position. She was asked to mail back a form listing her availability. Next she received a letter stating her first assignment was to send $2,000 via Western Union to a provided address. Attached to the letter was a Bank of America cheque for the same amount. “That way, they try to explain that you don’t have to pay money from your own pocket,” Mo said. Mo went to her bank and asked the teller if the cheque was real. He told her there was money in it, so she deposited the cheque and withdrew $2,000. She sent the money to the address and reported back to the tollfree number. About 10 days later, her bank called and said the cheque was fake. She had lost the $2,000. “I didn’t know what to do,” Mo said. “All I could think of was search on the Internet for the Competition Bureau. I talked to them and they told me, actually, in the West Coast area, there were hundreds of people falling for the same scam.” The Competition Bureau is an

Joy Mo provided evidence to help convict a scam artist. independent law enforcement agency responsible for administering and enforcing the Competition Act, which is a federal law that governs business conduct in Canada. Mo also reported the incident to the Port Moody police, who opened a file on the case. Before long, she was surprised to receive another package couriered from the same company. She opened the letter, which said her payment had been received for the first assignment. The package included another $2,000 cheque, which Mo was asked to cash for a second assignment. She contacted the police again and kept the package. Nearly three years passed. In March 2011, Mo received a call from the Competition Bureau. “They said they had caught some guys … They wondered if I had any evidence left. I sent them all the things in the original package,” Mo said. “There was handwriting on the

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envelope. I sent that to them and they thought it was great evidence.” Mo agreed to testify at the trial via video link from the Port Coquitlam courthouse. However, in May, the suspect pleaded guilty to fraud under $5,000 and to violating section 52 of the Competition Act, which deals with false and misleading representations. On June 1 the accused, who had no previous criminal record, was sentenced to a conditional discharge and was put on probation for 12 months with conditions. He paid $5,000 in restitution to be distributed to four victims across the country — including a pro-rated amount of $1,375 for Mo, whose testimony was not required. Gabrielle Tassé, senior communications advisor for the Competition Bureau, said three men were involved in the same case. The two other men had already been caught after the Competition Bureau launched its investigation in 2008. She said it’s dif-

ficult to know how many people were scammed because not everyone files reports. “People should be aware whenever they’re looking for jobs, especially online. They have to be watchful and ask a lot of questions on how they’re going to be paid and what’s exactly the job … If there’s any talk for them to cash cheques and then withdraw the money, that right away should raise a red flag,” Tassé said. “If they do go and cash in the cheque, they should not do the assignment right way until the bank really clears the cheque. Often that takes three to four weeks. Sometimes it’ll go through right away, but … then it comes back being a counterfeit cheque and the person is liable for the amount.” For those who suspect they may be victims of a scam, Tassé said to report it immediately to the Competition Bureau (1-800-348-5358 or www.competitionbureau.gc.ca) or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca). For Mo, her feelings are mixed at the end of the ordeal. “Of course I’m happy that it’s been resolved, but at the same time, looking back, there’s a little bit of greed in myself. The temptations are everywhere. If not this scam, then there must be something else,” Mo said. “If we don’t guard ourselves very strenuously, there’s always some temptation there, so we have to assess the situation. At the end of the day, there’s no free lunch. You’ve got to work to get something. If something sounds too good to be true it probably is. I feel a big portion of guilt and shame. When I look at it again, I think maybe it’s not such a bad thing. At least I learned something from that.” twitter.com/jennifermcfee

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“We are still investigating.” Police describe all three suspects as Middle Eastern in appearance. The female suspect is described as heavy set, about six feet tall and 200 pounds. Her shoulder-length brown hair was tied in a ponytail and she was wearing a long-sleeved navy blue T-shirt, dark pants and a watch. Police are asking witnesses to this abduction to call the major crime section at 604-461-3456 and ask for Det. Rob Anzulovich. Anyone with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. twitter.com/jennifermcfee

jmcfee@thenownews.com Coquitlam RCMP are seeking the public’s help to find a new patient missing from Riverview Hospital. Xiaohis (Robert) Cheng, 37, was last seen on July 29. He has a mental disorder, but is not considered to be a danger to himself or others. Riverview staff would like him to return to the hospital so he can continue to receive psychiatric treatment.

Cheng is new to the hospital and does not have family in the area. It is unknown if he has friends nearby. Cheng is described as an Asian man with black hair and brown eyes. He is six feet tall and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red shirt with “Canada” sewn on the front. Anyone who has seen Cheng or someone of a similar description is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www. solvecrime.ca.

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energy into local charities, including serving as a board member for Habitat for Humanity, co-chair of the Ismaili Walk for Charity in 2002 and board member of the Justice Institute of B.C. Black also worked as a development trainer in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bahrain, Cambodia and Vietnam, helping to restore democracy to those countries. She returned to the federal stage in 2006, defeating Forseth to win New Westminster-Coquitlam. She retained the seat in 2008, but resigned in 2009 to seek the provincial seat in the Royal City that was vacated by an ill

had a great sense of fun, an infectious laugh and she was exactly what we needed in the party.” Black, 68, said her decision to step away from politics will

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Last year’s inaugural run at Blue Mountain Park, one that was staged in the pouring rain, saw more than $16,000 raised and 433 people take part. Jackson is hoping to eclipse both of those totals, and set her goals at $20,000 to $25,000 raised and anywhere from 750 to 1,000 participants. “Certainly, you want to surpass what you had for fundraising goals, as well as participants,” Louie added. Jackson is, however, still looking for a few helping hands who can donate their time and effort leading up to the mid-September run. Those interested in volunteering for the Coquitlam run are asked to e-mail Jackson at martap.jackson@gmail.com.

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Draft plan ‘a shot in the dark’ Re: “Survey a shot at sustainability,” Friday, July 15. The City of Port Moody’s planning staff have developed a draft “community sustainability plan.” The plan is full of nice ideas about reducing garbage and protecting natural areas. But there is no way to know whether these proposed actions will move us toward an undefined goal of To The “sustainability.” Some of the proposed actions in the plan may conflict. There are no hard targets. There are no deadlines. The draft plan is a shot in the dark. I urge residents to go to the City of Port Moody’s website to click on the link to the CSP. After viewing the draft plan, I hope that you will tell the city to start over again. D. B. Wilson Port Moody

itself,” Wednesday, July 6. Kudos to Const. Bill Kim for his column about blame for the Stanley Cup riots. We were out of town during the riots and when we saw the videos, we were so disappointed. It sure didn’t promote Vancouver as a civilized, appealing place to live or visit. To blame the police, City Hall or storekeepers for the violence is Editor ridiculous. The blame squarely falls on the hundreds of people doing the rioting, whether active participants or cheerleaders. Whatever happened to knowing the difference between right and wrong, and taking responsibility for your own actions and decisions? Thank you to the police, firefighters, ambulance paramedics and first-aid good Samaritans, who fought the “unrepentant mob” to attend to the injured and restore order. Shame on all those who participated in or promoted the riots. C. and M. Robertson Coquitlam

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or many Canadians, watching the United States hurtle toward a financial precipice this week, it’s difficult not to feel — in addition to detached horror — just the tiniest bit smug. This is a dangerous emotion. America’s divided government, more than $14 trillion in the hole, has just set aside its differences and raised the debt ceiling at the 11th hour to avoid defaulting on its bills. On the surface at least, Canada, the behemoth’s little cousin, appears to have avoided a similar fate through care and good planning. Sure, we’re running a deficit — last year Ottawa borrowed about 20 cents of every dollar it spent — but the U.S. is running into the red at twice that rate. And yes, we have a considerable debt, but it’s only around 34 per cent of our GDP, whereas proud Uncle Sam, at last check, was pushing close to 60. The reality is, though, that this could change abruptly. Right now, 11 cents of our tax dollar goes to service the debt. That will rise abruptly when our bargain-basement interest rates finally and inevitably go up. The government is promising to bring expenses back in line with revenue, true, but that may prove increasingly difficult as baby boomers shuffle out of the work force and into hospital beds. And lord knows what will happen to our economy if our biggest trading partner falls on its face. We may be doing well for the moment, but our position is precarious. This is no time to get complacent. While we watch lines of cars at the border crossings head south to capitalize on our strong Canadian dollar, let’s try to remember one basic principle of capitalism: money talks. And if we’re pumping bucks into the U.S. economy at a record rate instead of spending here at home, we’re only compounding the risk to our financial system. With all that’s going wrong with international economies, there’s never been a better time to shop local. You can take that to the bank.

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did surface as addenda to other stories from time to nearly died. I think. time. At least that’s how I remember it. There were stories that included a hospital visit Sort of. I can’t remember much of it. I know people whose and an oxygen tent and parents and siblings deathly fearful for my (unlikely) future. memories go all the way back beyond their second The hospital and oxygen tent really hit home birthday. many years later, when I realized that my close Me? I’ve got a couple of memories that I can trace encounter with my own mortality must have back to five … maybe four. occurred before universal, government-funded And one of those is a hazy blotch of visuals and health care. feelings from when I had the measles. You have to understand that my parStrangely, I remember feeling — all at ents were not rich. They had recently the same time — warm and close to my left Holland with very little (born here, mother, and also scared and distant, with I was our first official Canadian citizen) an odd feeling like I was disappearing (at Bob Groeneveld — and although there was a lot of hope least, that’s how I interpret that fuzzy and prospects for prosperous futures in memory-feeling now). Canada, drawing tens of thousands of And that’s about all I can pull out of immigrants like my family, the reality was that, by my own head today. today’s standards, rural Canada was a Third World I also remember that it was New Year’s Eve — country — a developing country suffering a lot of although I’m not actually sure that it really was. post-war growing pains. It was round about that time of year, though. I Indeed, we were poor. know that from the bits and pieces of stories I heard And although I know — have always known — years later — the kinds of nebulous stories that float that my parents loved me dearly, I must have been in and around families to remind us of who we are extremely ill for them to scrape together the money and the ties that bind us to each other. for hospital treatment. They must have been incredYou know, what sociologists would probably call ibly scared for my survival. family folk history, or some other similar term. It was never, in my entire life, said out loud to I don’t recall anyone ever talking directly about me, but I can impute from tangential evidence that that night, but the subject of how dreadfully ill I was

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I probably would have died without that dramatic intervention. The measles probably would have killed me. That’s why today’s anti-vaccination trend, fueled by charlatans and idiots preying on ignorance, flabbergasts me. I do not get it. It’s not just measles, although it is the potentially deadly outbreak running through Quebec that brings my own past back to mind. I’m one of those people who have an irrational fear of needles. I don’t understand it. They don’t hurt (much) and, through the years, they have undoubtedly saved me from a whole storehouse of uncomfortably hazy memories — or no memories at all! The only thing that I know to be more irrational than my fear of needles is that parents today would risk putting their children — for want of a simple vaccination — through a near-death experience like mine. Perhaps it’s because the vaccinations they received when they were children spared them such memories of their own.

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Do donations reach needy? To be clear, I’m not a typical donor of financial aid to causes such as catastrophic floods, earthquakes and famine; I find that, for the most part, the developed world concerns itself enough financially and materialistically with these worthy crises. Meanwhile, I’m the type who’ll occasionally donate to that cause towards which governments give extremely little, if anything at all — i.e., the humane treatment of animals. However, I’ve found myself, during the last decade, becoming rather jaded towards all charitable causes, especially ones overseas where donations may have to give governing thugs a very large chunk of all proceeds: Through the news, I’ve heard about how little of a donor’s generous financial gift often actually makes its way through the To The Editor frequently dense administration departments of some charities. And this fact applies to all three main types of causes involving people, animals and the environment. Indeed, I’ve heard of cases, and there are likely far more besides them, where as little as five per cent (if even that) of the original donation actually accomplishes the donor’s goal of aiding the starving and suffering, or attempting to improve Earth’s apparently dying ecosystems. It appears that all of the solicitors — who take up the lion’s share of every donated dollar — expect a usually inflated “fair wage,” and, worst of all, the head honchos are well known to be raking in six-figure salaries. All the while, who knows how many of the donors are actually themselves unemployed. And as African children, for example, are now starving to death, I hear commentators actually (at least appearing) bewildered as to why “there seems to be so little foreign aid compared to usual.” Frank G. Sterle, Jr. White Rock

— and why I should care? — I was new to was sitting on the front porch of Julian’s the job. house the other day. He is a friend of I think back to the innumerable vehicle mine and a soon-to-be-retired police stops, encounters with the public, writing officer. Crown counsel reports, chasing after crooks, We were both lamenting about how dealing with drunks, vehicle accidents, quickly the past 20 years have gone by. going to court, training rookie partners, We were melancholic about how policing bank robberies, break-and-enters has changed — some good, and the list goes on — it has some bad. gone by with a blink of an eye. Julian is with another police I was sitting around the agency, and he assisted the Port lunchroom the other day with Moody Police Department with a couple of very senior officers its K-9 unit when it was needed talking about our retirement and will be retiring in about one date when a young officer month. I have about four years walked in. left, but who is counting, eh? He was about 29, tall, very I have been asked if I will Off the Cuff fit, enthusiastic with about two miss being a police officer when years service. He asked what we I retire. I don’t know; I haven’t Const. Bill Kim were talking about. When we retired yet. told him, he looked at us, smiled I have spoken to retired and quickly walked the other officers who told me that they way. I just grinned. initially missed the camaraderie and the Later on when I spotted him in the routine of the job, but after a short time this hallway I told him to enjoy the experience all passed. and the job, because it will be him sitting I know that Julian is looking forward to around a lunch table sharing the same conretirement and anxious to start a new chapversation, soon enough — he just laughed ter in his life — as long as he doesn’t jump and walked away. off 40-foot cliffs feet first. To all the retired members out there, I can think back to the day I was 27 enjoy this new chapter in your life, because years old, sitting in the lunchroom when I you have all earned it. overheard a bunch of senior officers talking I will have to wait just a little bit longer. about how they were looking to retire in a Until next time ... couple of years. I guess they were in their late 40s or early • Const. Bill Kim is media liaison for the 50s. I could see how happy they were about Port Moody Police Department. He can be leaving this job. contacted at media@portmoodypolice.com. I dismissed this as talk from a bunch of old broken-down disgruntled veterans

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Port Coquitlam youth are getting together and splotching up the walls near Birchland Elementary. But all in order to help. In an effort to combat the massive tagging and vandalism of the divide between Meridian Village and the school, TAG (Teens Against Graffiti) members are coming out with their own buckets of paint and brushes to clean up the wall. Chris Eastman, youth services program assistant with the City of Port Coquitlam, said the youth are trying to take back the community — and their reputations — from vandals. “I think that a lot of the time youth are portrayed or seen as kind of a negative status in the community,” Eastman said. “They face a taboo of sorts. A lot of people are scared of kids when they’re together.” By sending the very youth that older members of the community blame for graffiti out into the public to help, Eastman is challenging those fears and assumptions while reinforcing the idea that the teens are not bad people. “If you get out there and if we work together, people of all ages, we can make a difference,” Eastman said. He expects at least 30 members from TAG to show up, with more from various youth organizations from around the Lower Mainland expected to help out. “This is about coming up with the solutions instead of focussing on the problems,” he said. In the past TAG volunteers have removed more than 1,700 illegal tags from Port Coquitlam. This year the team has already removed 117. On Aug. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., TAG will be teaming up with the RCMP and local community groups to clean up the divide. All members of the community are welcome to join them at 3156 Coast Meridian Rd. Twitter.com/JournalistSam

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Honourable mention was also given to 10month-old Jensen McCauley of Cloverdale, who enjoyed a visit to the farm but seemed even more excited to help Mom (Paula) make jam at home later. “This was far more difficult than we thought as all the kids were so darn cute” Driediger Farms Market owner Rhonda Driediger said, looking at all the entries. “We choose Zain and Zoey’s photo as the winner because of Zain’s look of absolute frustration at Zoey’s constant eating of the berries he had just picked and Zoey’s expression of joy in tormenting her brother.” Mateo was a close second with his look of complete infatuation with the ripe berry, she said. And Jensen was also shortlisted, as “she could not be happier in the box with all the jam.” Criteria for selecting photos for the shortlist included cuteness, inclusion of fruit, field, upick buckets, etc. and the quality of the photo and its “reproducibility.”

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Musicians and slam poets will liven up the Coquitlam Farmers Market at Spirit Square tonight (Friday). Your Local Kahnunists, Deanna and Zak, and Ransack have spent their summer practising and perfecting a variety of songs for tonight’s performance. They’ll be joined by spoken word poets 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac. “We are thrilled to have this group of young people who are excited to be coming to perform at the market,” executive director Tabitha McLoughlin said in a press release. “Involving youth in the market is key to building a resilient community. They have a powerful voice and will soon be the ones making decisions that affect the region. This is what we wanted the Friday market to be about — the community coming together to showcase their talents with each other, highlighting the importance of local food while sharing some of the best produce and prepared foods available in our province.” 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac are slam poets Johnny MacRae and Shayne avec I grec. Johnny MacRae is a member of the 2009 and 2010 Vancouver Poetry Slam teams, as well as the 2010 Grand Slam Champion for Vancouver. His brand of scraggly-bear-on-circus-bike poetry will leave you giggly, or saying, “No wild animals should be made to do that.” Shayne avec I grec is a member of the 2005 Victoria Slam Team and longtime former organizer for Victoria’s premier spoken word series, Tongues of Fire. He has toured Canada on multiple occasions in collaboration with folk musicians. The Coquitlam Farmers Market takes place Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. in Spirit Square at 3005 Burlington Dr. (across from City Hall).

ocals feeling the pinch from rising gas prices and inflation can look to hidden gems in the TriCities area for free or cheap alternatives to vacations. Staycations provide a unique opportunity for discovering stunning nearby sights and sounds previously overlooked. And the new summer tourism trend, which has exploded in popularity since the global economy took a tumble in 2008, provides an all-around benefit to the local community. “The saying holds true: You don’t know what’s in your own backyard,” said Jill Cook, executive director for the Coquitlam Heritage Society. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor activities in the area that can help residents cut costs and put money back into the local economy. That, in turn, boosts employment and charity donations from businesses. And those enjoying staycations have the added benefit of acquiring a deeper understanding of Tri-Cities history, culture and entertainment. That’s one of the messages that the Coquitlam Heritage Society is helping to get out through an information booth at the Fraser Mills railway station, which launched several weeks ago. Two students are greeting visitors to the location, armed with local tourism pamphlets, tips and information. “You’ll gain an appreciation of where we’ve come from,” said Cook, suggesting visits to historical houses such as Mackin House as a possible staycation activity. Port Moody Station Museum and Port Coquitlam Heritage & Cultural Society are other sites offering interesting insight into the community’s beginnings. Summer event opportunities include public tree tours at Riverview Hospital, the Coquitlam Farmers Market and shows at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. The City of Port Coquitlam is also hosting the Village Vibe performing arts series, Music in the Park and Cinema Under the Stars. For those seeking lower-key local fun, fishing at Lafarge Lake, hiking at Burke Mountain or canoeing at Buntzen Lake are great options for families planning outdoor activities. And Rocky Point Park offers kayaking, skateboarding, swimming and biking, among other things. Off the beaten path of summer to-dos, Minnekhada Lodge on Burke Mountain holds public viewings of what was a country retreat for Lieutenant Governor Eric Hamber in 1934. A Japanese tea ceremony at Tozenji-Seizan Japanese Buddhist

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Food ummertime always offers a bountiful harvest of fresh fruit and berries — and blueberries are by far one of my favour-

ites. As a matter of fact, I just finished performing a number of live cooking shows locally where blueberries were the main focus. They are not only packed full of nutrition and flavour but are also a very versatile cooking ingredient. Upon any investigation into foods that are rich in antioxidants, you will always find berries at the top of the list. Blueberries have all the other berries beat when it comes to antioxidant levels. The health benefits we gain from foods abundant in antioxidants are too numerous to list in complete detail, but include anti-aging, lower cholesterol, strong immune resistance to flus and viruses, and reduction in risks of cancer and heart disease. This being said, it is in our best interest to introduce blueberries into our meals whenever possible. The first idea that crosses most people’s minds when considering blueberries as an ingredient is desserts, but blueberries also complement many savoury dishes quite well. Here are two suggestions for you to experiment with in the kitchen:

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of sugar, if desired. The blueberries and the balsamic are both bold flavours and match up quite well. Keeping this in mind will also assist you with the inclusion of blueberries in red meat and salad dishes as mentioned above.

Since blueberries are very dark and intensely flavoured, they tend to stand up to meats that are also very bold. A red wine pan gravy on steaks, roasted beef or lamb, for example, is always complemented by the rich intensity of a couple handfuls of blueberries cooked down in it. Simply strain out the skins for a smooth syrupy sauce. Many people who have cooked with me also know that I On Cooking am a big fan of including a dark berry jam into ground meat dishes Chef Dez (chili, meatloaf, hamburgers, etc.) based on this same principle.

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When dealing with acids in vinaigrettes, blueberries work well as added sweetness, either as a salad ingredient or pureed into the dressing, to help tone down the sharp notes of vinegars and lemon and lime juices. The result is a smoother, more complex taste. One last thing to remember is that blueberries are also enhanced by the taste of balsamic vinegar. Try this at home tonight: take a handful of blueberries, wash and dry them, and toss with a teaspoon of balsamic and a sprinkle

urement when they are frozen, rather than defrosting a solid mass of them. I find the best way to do this is by laying them all out on baking sheets, freezing them completely and then transferring them to sealable freezer bags. To make it easier to use them directly from their frozen state, I suggest washing them prior to freezing. However, they would also need to be dried before going on to the sheet pans. Wet berries will freeze not only to each other but also to the pan, making it much more difficult to transfer into the freezer bags. I suggest keeping frozen blueberries for up to a year for best results. • Chef Dez is a food columnist, culinary instructor and cooking show performer. Visit him at www.chefdez.com. Send your food or cooking questions to dez@chefdez.com or P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 6R4.

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Stick to an automatic trans• You must always display mission until your teen has your green ‘N’ sign on the mastered the basics. But I back of your vehicle when would note that not all of us driving. have access to just • You cannot such a vehicle and drive with any our kids need to alcohol in your learn how to hanbody. dle the car they • You are limwill be driving. ited to one pasWhen you are senger (immediate out practising family exempt) with her start on - unless you are driving with a Modern Parenting quiet roads and avoid rush-hour supervisor 25 Kathy Lynn traffic. But once years or older who her confidence has a valid, full and ability improves, head out driver’s licence. on the routes she will likely ICBC suggests that it’s best drive. She will need to learn to learn how to drive on a vehicle that’s a manageable size and has good visibility.

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conserves moisture without being overly moist and also deters weeds. Grass clippings are useful, but fine bark mulch is also good. Raspberries like somewhat acidic soil. “I have a couple of roses planted in my garden from the former owner. I want to plant another rose. What is the best timing or is it too late?” Ramzan Patni Richmond

It’s not too late to plant a rose We’ve had two very wet springs sold in a container. But it must be in a row — and though raspberkept well-watered if we get a dry ries like moisture, their roots rot spell. Summer is not a good time Branching Out for a bare-root rose to be dug and if drainage is very poor. I wonder if you garden on clay soil. Clay watermoved, but potted roses transfer Anne Marrison logs very easily. Mouldy fruit is a into the ground very easily because definite clue that your canes are all the roots stay intact. having a problem with general wetness. The frequent grey skies this year wouldn’t “I deadheaded my peonies and they have have allowed the plants and soil to adequately very green leaves. Do I let them and also the dry even when the rain stopped. Though root leaves of my columbines stand till winter? rot is caused by excessive moisture, symptoms How far do I cut down delphinium flowers so usually resemble drought since there are too that they bloom a second time?” few healthy roots left to transfer moisture up Heidi Hilmar the stems to the leaves. via e-mail Another possibility is that your raspberries also have a viral disease. This often happens The peony and columbine leaves should be with older plants. Raspberries are very prone to left through the growing season. In late fall virus attack. the peony leaves should be removed. Growing Could you buy new plants and make a raised plants need their leaves to carry on photosynbed for them in another part of your garden? thesis, which provides nutrition and strengthThis should have compost added to it — ideally ens the plants so that they flower next year. a compost-and-sand mix. If you haven’t enough Flowered stalks of delphiniums should be of your own compost, you could add some cut back to a leaf or a strong-looking bud. commercial compost. It’s possible to get commercial compost with a percentage of sand • Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden added. questions. Send them to her via amarrison@ Once the plants are in place, mulching shaw.ca.

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Coquitlam Foundation names new executive director The Coquitlam Foundation has named Dale Clarke as its new executive director. A longtime Coquitlam resident, Clarke boasts more than 25 years of experience as a business administrator and special events manager. She replaces Laurel Lawson, who resigned because of health reasons. “We will miss Laurel’s many talents and dedication, and we are very sorry to see her leave,” said board chair Colleen Talbot in a press release. “However, we are extremely pleased to be able to welcome Dale to the foundation. She brings a wealth of experience and a proven record of success in both the private and non-profit sectors.” Clarke says she welcomes the opportunity to work in the city she has called home for 34 years. “This is an ideal position for me and a wonderful oppor-

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Don’t act like a cop if you’re not one Dear Tom and Ray: I need to know if I’m being a jerk. Every day, I use a left exit ramp on the highway that starts out one lane wide. A second lane begins on the right — it brings no new traffic; it begins at a barrier. At the end of the ramp, about 100 yards on, the road narrows again to one lane, and there’s a “merge” sign. So most drivers stay in the left lane, even after the new right lane starts. But a few aggressive drivers move into the right lane as soon as it begins, zoom ahead of 20 or 30 cars politely waiting their turn in the left lane and then merge back in at the last moment. OK, this bothers me — people are cutting in line. So here is what I do: I move into the new right lane, but I creep along and do not pass anyone. I am effectively preventing people from jumping their place in the line. There is empty pavement ahead of me, but I stay even with the car next to me, in the left lane. In my mind, I am not slowing the merging at the end of the ramp. People who do not try to game the system benefit from my action. People who try to pass 20 or 30 cars using the temporary extra lane are stymied. Today this really ticked off some guys in a big truck. I realized this when a full 16ounce bottle of Mountain Dew bounced off the roof of my car with a considerable thump and landed in the road ahead of me. The truck proceeded to cut off someone else on my left in order to move from behind me and pull up on my left. Fortunately, my radio was loud, so I was not able to make out what the truck’s passenger was yelling at me. The truck then proceeded to try to merge me into the barrier wall on my right. So here is the conundrum: Am I a jerk for slowing down the folks taking advantage of the temporary right lane? I know that the people in the truck were jerks, but did I  CONT. ON PAGE 20, see UPSET.

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hen it was introduced in 2002, the Murano represented the new direction and philosophy of Nissan. Under the leadership of Carlos Ghosn, the Japanese automaker abandoned the conservative styling and mundane performance of its late-’90s vehicles in favour of a more daring and exciting approach to design. Led by the sharp-looking Murano, Nissan recast itself as a forwardthinking automaker — and in the process underwent an impressive turnaround. The reinvention of Nissan owes thanks to Ghosn’s belief that you can’t just be the best at what you do — you have to give people something different. He understood that a vehicle’s beauty lies more in the attitudes and ideas that shaped it than the actual end product, a philosophy that spurred Nissan designers to ask, “What if you crossed a sports car with a sport-utility vehicle?” That’s the kind of thinking that led to the original Murano and got Nissan back on track. Crossovers are, of course, common sights on today’s streets, but the Murano was the first to combine SUV utility with the appeal and esthetics of a sports car. It immediately became the most unique automobile on the road, providing consumers with a very appealing alternative to traditional sedans, SUVs and minivans. More importantly, it was just a cool vehicle, appealing to kids of all ages. Fast-forward to 2011, and the Murano isn’t the trendsetter that it once was — but that’s OK, because it’s still one of the best crossovers you can get. While competition has ramped up significantly in the sporty crossover SUV market — which includes notable entries such as the Acura RDX, Ford Edge and Mazda CX-7 — the Murano remains one of the first vehicles you think of in the segment. It’s the measuring stick, and rightly so. Resigned for the 2009 model year, the second-generation Murano hits the sweet spot for mid-size SUVs, providing an exceptional balance of size and performance. The exterior has evolved, maintaining the streamlined profile of the original, but trading the over-the-top chrome grille for styling that is more refined and pleasing to the eye. There’s only one downside to the Murano, and that’s the cost. With a starting price of $34,498, the Murano is best seen as a near-luxury SUV, while the Edge and CX-7 both offer similar space and capability for under $30k. The

The Nissan Murano is a top entry in the sporty crossover SUV market. Murano is a very compelling package and just might be the best of the three — whether that justifies the premium is up to you.

Design

The first thing you notice about the current Murano is that the Chesire Cat grin is gone, replaced with a grille that’s much more relaxed, but still a little overdone. It’s a definite improvement, but Nissan’s SUVs would all be better served by the simple and attractive grille design found on the Altima and

Sentra sedans. The streamlined profile gives a sense of both speed and strength — the Murano isn’t overly muscular and clearly isn’t the fastest car on the road, but has the poise and balance of a decathlete. With its triangular rear pillar and rear windows that are tinted to near-black, the Murano almost looks like a two-door hatchback. That simple trick adds a lot to the crossover’s sporty demeanour. Inside, the Murano boasts a clean and high-tech design, with a protruding dashboard

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similar to that found in other Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. It’s a distinctive design that lends itself well to ergonomics, creating a very functional and user-friendly cabin.

Performance

The Murano employs an updated version of the rocksolid 3.5L V6 found in the original model and used successfully throughout the Nissan lineup over the past decade, tuned for 260-hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard, along with a continuously variable trans-

mission (CVT). Nissan was an early adopter of the CVT, and has put considerable resources into the technology. While most other automakers have stuck with traditional automatics, Nissan has developed a transmission that is absolutely seamless, delivering optimal power on demand. As a result, the Murano feels like it has far more power than it really does. On the road, the Murano benefits from solid steering and excellent road feedback. The sporty looks are backed up with equally sporty handling, making the Murano a good choice for the daily commute or a spirited weekend drive. Ride quality is similarly good, providing comfort over long distances while remaining firm enough to handle the hard corners. Nissan has done a fantastic job balancing the Murano’s driving characteristics.

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Usability is excellent, thanks in large part to the protruding dashboard that puts controls close at hand and the LCD screen at the very top of the dash where it belongs. Instead of a thirdrow bench, the Murano offers a variety of comfort and convenience features more suited to its near-luxury positioning, such as heated front and rear  CONT. ON PAGE 20, see LOTS.

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Upset by aggressive drivers? Take a deep breath and relax deserve their anger? Am I a jerk, too? Jake TOM: So, what alerted you to the fact that the guys in the truck were unhappy with you, Jake? RAY: Clearly, they’re jerks. Case closed on them. But I think you might be a jerk, too, Jake. A jerk of a different type. You’re what we call a vigilante. TOM: You’ve taken the law into your own hands, and have decided to pin a homemade badge on your chest. And since you have no legal authority to do that, you put yourself at risk of flying Mountain Dew bottles. RAY: While obnoxious, it’s also not clear that what these impatient drivers are doing is necessarily illegal. I’m guessing that the reason for the additional (right) lane is to make sure there’s plenty of capacity on the ramp so that exiting cars don’t back up onto the highway. TOM: Right. Since it’s a left exit, if the ramp filled up with cars, you’d have stopped cars in the left lane of the highway. Not good. So they effectively widened the ramp to two lanes to make sure it could hold plenty of cars. RAY: So these other drivers are perfectly within their rights to move into a legal right lane and use it. In fact, they’re doing what the traffic engineers want them to do, which is spread out the traffic into both lanes. TOM: Now, if they’re exceeding the speed limit or passing on the right where it’s not permitted, well, that’s an issue for the police, Jake.

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seats. With seating for five, there’s lots of room in both the front and rear. The original Murano’s cargo space felt small due to the sharply raked liftgate, but the current model feels much more spacious and useful. Upper models gain power-rising rear seatbacks and a power liftgate for added convenience, but the seats are more gimmicky than useful, and the liftgate is slow to open and close. Rear visibility remains a concern in the Murano, due both to the angular rear pillars that cut down viewing angles and the huge headrests on the rear seats.

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In just over two weeks from now, puck meets ice. At that point, the Coquitlam Express will get an early jump on the 2011-12 B.C. Hockey League season. Re-tooling and addressing areas of need have kept head coach Jon Calvano busy the past few months. Upon returning from an elite hockey program tournament trip to Boston — where his 13-14 year olds won the Beantown tourney — Calvano announced two more acquisitions for the Express. The B.C. Hockey League squad, ramping up for the 2011-12 season and a heated chase for one of just four conference playoff berths, added 18-year-old defenceman Jason Bird and 20-year-old centre Ben Murphy. “We’re pretty excited about the camp and the players who we’ve brought in,” said Calvano. “There’s going to be a lot of new faces. We’ve brought in a number of highly recruited players, but there will be plenty of opportunities for position battles and spots.” Bird, a six-foot-one, 191-pound blueliner, was acquired from the Ontario junior league’s Vaughan Vipers, where he posted two goals and eight assists in 42 games. “Jason has that junior experience, he’s a stay-at-home type who moves the puck well and has a strong shot,” Calvano said of the Etobicoke, Ont. native. Murphy’s rights were purchased after he made a favourable impression during Coquitlam’s May camp for import players. Last year the six-foot-one forward played 42 games for the U.S.-based Eastern Junior Hockey League, racking up a team-high 18 goals and 14 assists. “Last year when we were playing the likes of Surrey and Langley we found that down the middle, while we had the skill in Massimo (Lamacchia) and Destry (Straight), we were lacking a bigger presence to line up against their big guys,” noted Calvano. “Murphy’s a guy who we can match against those larger players who can counteract their size.” The Express’ main camp opens Aug. 23, a full month before they launch the regular season with a home date against Penticton. The club has already committed to a handful of new forwards who will take on the task of replacing top scorers Lamacchia, Straight, Jason Grecica, Mike Krgovich and captain Garrick Perry. There are five positions open on the blueline, with only Cole Gelley and Matt Hutchinson slated to return. To help all their players prepare for the grind of a 60-game season, the Express hired Adam Nugent-Hopkins, older brother of the Edmonton Oilers No. 1-overall draft  CONT. ON PAGE 23, see EXPRESS FILLING...

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PULLING OUT THE STOPS: The Coquitlam junior Adanacs may have chopped down the Victoria Shamrocks in the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League semifinal, as shown above, but they have their hands full in the final against New West after losing Game 1 on Wednesday.

Bellies deliver first jab to jr. Adanacs Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com It was 31 games between losses and just over a year in the making, but the Coquitlam junior Adanacs now find themselves needing to rebound. The defending Minto Cup champions suffered their first setback since July 30, 2010, falling 7-6 to the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Wednesday in Game 1 of the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League championships. Led by Coquitlam native Frank Scigliano, the Bellies opened the scoring 31 seconds into the game on Dan McQuade’s shot. Markers by Mark Negrin and Keegan Bal made it 3-0 before Coquitlam’s Jackson Decker replied at 13:26. New West counted the next two goals to stake out a surprising 5-1 advantage 35 minutes into the contest. Scigliano, meanwhile, limited the regular season champion Adanacs to just three goals over the first 40 minutes with a handful of big stops. Trailing 6-1 late in the second frame, Coquitlam broke through New West’s defensive shell with tallies by Wesley Berg and Decker in the last min-

ute of the period. In the third, Casey Jackson got the home team within striking distance with his powerplay marker, only to have New West’s Reagan Harding snap home what proved to be the game winner with 14:44 left to play. Hungry for the equalizer, the Adanacs closed the gap on goals by Matthew Dinsdale and Decker, the latter with 1:48 left, but couldn’t mount a sustained attack to force overtime. “They are a very good team and we prepared prior to the series, we just didn’t execute,” Coquitlam head coach Curt Malawsky said. “That’s the way games are going to go… I thought (New West) were full marks for the win. They earned everything they got, they outworked us and outhustled us and they got the result.” In three regular season games, Coquitlam outscored their neighbourly rivals 29-18 while posting a perfect 21-0 league record. As both coaches attest, those numbers mean squat now. “It’s always nice to get a jump on them, but you’ve always got to play a full game,” New West coach Dan Perreault said. “I figured it would come down to goaltending and a tight D game. It’s a series, just the first game but our boys played hard.”

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Malawsky said that the offence needs to respond with more pressure up front, an element that helped them roar past Victoria in the semifinal by an accumulated score of 54-9. “It’s playoff time. If guys aren’t willing to take a hit to make a play you’re going to be on the perimeter all night long,” noted the Coquitlam bench boss. “We’re going to make some adjustments to make sure we get into the prime scoring area.” Scigliano said his team is going to need to turn the page on the win and not let it get in the way of repeating the feat in Game 2 on Saturday, 8 p.m. at Queen’s Park Arena. “We played with a lot of heart and a lot of passion and I guess that’s what got us over the top tonight,” said Scigliano. “We’ll take this game but put it behind us, take this series as though it’s 0-0 and anything can happen.” Jackson said his team could and would shake off the upset loss with a more determined effort on Saturday. “We’ll come out strong. I’m not worried about anything, the guys aren’t worried about anything,” the Coquitlam shooter said. “It’s a loss, we’ll shake it off and we’ll come out stronger.” Game 3 goes Monday, 8 p.m. at the Poirier Sports Centre.

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B.C. jr. B final on Saturday in Kamloops. The club, which rolled a perfect 20-0 during the regular season, began the provincials with a 7-7 tie against Cowichan. After they doubled Kelowna 8-4, they suffered an 8-7 loss to Kamloops in what was a mean-nothing affair.

But coach Peter Thomasen, who due to work commitments could only attend the final, said the club didn’t let the loss slow them down. “I made it to the game 10 minutes before the warmup, so I gave my last speech to the team about how this was our chance for redemption for last

year,” Thomasen said. They grabbed a 4-2 lead in the second period and didn’t look back. Netminder Sheldon Wallace kicked out 46 shots. Named as first team allstars were Cam Patterson and Tom Seeman, while Eddy Patron and Wallace were chosen to the second squad.

Miller kicks out 52 as Bandits advance to sr. B final

The Port Moody Bandits turned some whining into wine on Wednesday, knocking off the Valley Rebels 10-6 to advance to the West Coast Senior B Lacrosse League final. Athen Yuen scored twice and set up two others to pace the Bandits, who dispatched the Rebels in four games in the best-of-five semifinal. Up 4-3 after the first, Port Moody wid-

ened its lead to 7-5 after 40 minutes before breaking it apart in the third. The Rebels, who unsuccessfully attempted to get the Bandits win in Game 3 overturned because one of the officials also plays for their feeder team, were unable to extend their fight onto the floor. But they did keep Chad Miller busy, firing 58 shots at the nimble keeper. Jarett Dorman and Justin Hawksbee also

tallied two goals each, while Cam Appels, Kevin Cuccione, Matt Demkier and Kevin Riley rounded out the offence. The Bandits will now attempt to be the first club to win four straight West Coast senior B playoff titles. Port Moody awaits the winner of the Ladner-Nanaimo semifinal, which at press time was tied 2-2 heading into last night’s Game 5 (past The NOW’s deadline).

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pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, as their new strength and conditioning coach. The team has scheduled eight exhibition games, including Sept. 2 at the Sports Centre against Simon Fraser University. • The team is now taking registration for its midget and bantam hockey academies out of the Poirier Sports Centre. The two programs are

geared for young minor players who wish to raise their level of play through an expanded, junior hockey-like training session every week. The midget academy, in its fourth year, is for players born in 1994-96, while the secondyear bantam academy is for those born in 1997-98. The camps will feature regular appearances by Express coaches and players. Last year’s program also featured a variety of guest speakers, including

U.S. college scouts, junior coaches and the Vancouver Canucks’ Mason Raymond. Express general manager/ president Darcy Rota said this year’s program will continue on the same successful path, which has helped a number of players prepare for the junior level. “It’s the fourth year we’ve done this and it’s been a real success,” he said. “It’s a unique opportunity for young players to learn and practice with our

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Continue to chase money, but without starting new money projects until Aug. 26 onward. Since your main money period of the year occurs before the 26th, a good profit might lurk in past connections or ventures. If not, stick with the status quo: it’s lucky enough. Your friends gather round, you feel popular this summer! And your determination and sex appeal are high. Your home (and mate, if you’re married) feels restricting, but this will pass in 14 months, so be patient. Work on home projects together. Careful with tools, health, career Monday-Wednesday. Interesting secrets late week! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your energy and charisma soar, but avoid new projects before Aug. 26. You can give old projects a good heave, or successfully revive past ones. (Don’t revive a writing, organizational, or music project – these need more than you can give them now.) Romance or a gamble excite Sunday to Wednesday! Plunge in, but don’t violate any moral codes – gossip or, worse, censure could follow. Your duties contain a distasteful task midweek. You might need to be a hatchet-man. Well, stick with what’s honest. An exciting attraction, new horizon arises Friday/Saturday. (But you’re old to them.) Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Re-establish contact with a government agency or head office over the next few weeks – redo a task, perhaps taxes, a system report, application, etc. The outlook is good, you’ll be treated graciously, a re-submitted application succeeds, etc. A health cure, “missed” before, can work or arrive now. Don’t start any brand new projects before Aug. 26. Your ethics are high this year – that’s good, because the six weeks ahead might bring a social-sexual attraction to the boil – careful Tuesday/ Wednesday: love, lust mingle “disagreeably.” Handle home, security concerns Sunday-Tuesday.

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Condos/ Townhouses

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to avoid new starts, projects or relationships. Clean up the past: children, romances or creative projects left hanging (Sunday/Monday, Saturday) or chores neglected. An old flame might appear, or you chase one. This was never a super-deep love, but a pleasing, bright one. Your home life grows hectic now to Sept. 18. Perhaps you’re moving, selling, repairing, renovating, etc. This is a good development, especially in this year of buying/selling luck. But DON’T start a new reno or large repair project before Aug. 26. Caution Tuesday/Wednesday: others are stronger. Taurus April 20-May 20: Avoid all new starts, projects and relationships before August 26, especially in home, parent-kid, property, gardening, agriculture, security and retirement zones. Mysteries arise Sunday to Tuesday noon – a perfect time for research, intimate talks, health diagnosis, lifestyle investigations and for sexual and financial actions. But be aware that illusion/deception exists, and don’t commit to a brand new sexual relationship or financial action/investment – stick with ongoing or past situations. Words, tools, electricity and driving need alert serenity into Wednesday. Gemini May 21-June 20: August is filled with things you like: talking, writing, short trips, fascinating facts, siblings and casual friends – but all from or connected to the past. A light, sweet friend or lover could return. If you travel to a new place, realize you might lose something, so use precautions (e.g., two car keys in separate places). Money can flow to you from old invoices, and old bills come due. DON’T buy anything more than food, necessities before Aug. 26 (and start no big new projects). Attraction and opposition face you Monday-Wednesday. Help an Aries. Love possible, Saturday!

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-24

Port Coquitlam

2 BR + den, top floor. 1,100+ sf. Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, gas f/p, balc + rooftop deck! $298,500. Kelly Bhatti, Century 21 Coastal Realty, 604-808-0221

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Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot with 2 level landscaping and large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new ensuite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/radio system up and down & good sized storage room. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. Asking $495,000 (this price includes all appliances). Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors.

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Industrial/ Commercial

9299 Main Street, Chilliwack Property: 2 buildings totaling 29,239 sf (21,864 sf and 7,375 sf) Year built: 1960; Site: 3.09 Acres Bid Date: August 10, 2011 www.safewayrealtyholdings.com Inquiries: (403) 730-3552

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Okanagen/ Interior

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your popularity remains high and delightful – except among VIPs, bosses and authorities, who display impatience until midSeptember. Don’t push them – and especially don’t try to force your point of view on them, especially this Tuesday/Wednesday. If you just sit back and carefully let your opponent charge ahead, they’ll take the “body blows.” Start nothing important before Aug. 26. An old flame might appear. Retreat judiciously Tuesday noon to Thursday eve. Romance starts small Thursday night, peaks Saturday. You’re hopeful, optimistic – enjoy! Investment luck returns soon. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Enter no new projects, relationships or situations before Aug. 26. Avoid legal hassles until Sept. 19. (If you’re a legal worker, this period brings much more work – and reward. You could net a prestigious client.) Your career is emphasized these weeks – VIPs, bosses and parents favour you, but be prepared for mistakes, delays, missed appointments or short supplies. Money’s full, good, Sunday to noon Tuesday – but don’t buy anything important. Take care with work, tools, driving Monday to Wednesday. Home, real estate, kids and security flow well Friday/Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: A gentle, mellow mood prevails. Your energy and charisma surge Sunday to midday Tuesday. You could attract love, perhaps from an old flame. Usually I’d say start something significant these three days, but Mercury’s retrograde, so brand new projects, relationships, will swirl into unending circles. Stick with the past and the ongoing. Also, watch for sudden upsets in sexual or financial/earnings areas – your urges here could interfere with romance’s smooth course. Money’s paramount midweek, but buy nothing big. Casual friends, short trips, paperwork arrive Friday/ Saturday.

August 7 - 13, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent lies on mysteries, depths, research, investments, debt, sexual desires, intimate links, health diagnosis, commitments and consequences. These zones are mildly lucky now, but don’t make any major commitments (nor start any projects) before Aug. 26. One partnership might end, another begin, now to mid-September. Rest, contemplate, and deal with government agencies, head office or institutions Sunday to noon Tuesday. Use a fine surge of energy to complete difficult chores/ projects Tuesday/Wednesday. Money’s fortunate, and reaches a wee climax, Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Start nothing new before Aug. 26. This week and next could present juicy “old opportunities.” Jump on these. A former partner, spouse or associate could contact you (or you them). Relationships excite, seem filled with potential! Your popularity and optimism rise Sunday to Tuesday noon. Flirtations, social joys, entertainment rise, and an old wish might come true! Don’t “count on the future” this week, though. Rest, contemplate Tuesday p.m. to Thursday eve. This night to Saturday, your energy soars, and exciting meetings could be in store! Work is hectic until mid-September. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Don’t start anything new before Aug. 26, especially in work, machinery, health and nutrition zones. Mistakes and delays might enter these areas – but luck supports you; no disasters occur. A former job might return. You’re passionate and brave in romantic and creative areas all month (and into mid-September) but Monday to Wednesday could bring an upset or set back if you hold money above love/art. Though this is really a work period, you feel hopeful, popular midweek, and a wee wish could come true. Retreat, rest Friday/Saturday – contemplate, enjoy sweet solitude. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Apt/Condos

BBY 1BR, Loughd Stn skytrain, all appls, sec’d prkg, gym/sauna. $875 Sep1. NS/NP 604-570-0556 BBY, across L’heed Mall skytrain, hirise, quiet side, 1 BR + lrg den, (could be 2nd BR) 2 full baths, balc, u/g prkg, storage, all gym fac, N/s, N/p, refs, $1250/mo, avail Sept 1. Dean 604-540-2787 BBY, Lghd Mall. 1 BR $825 Avail Aug 1. 2 BR, $1100, Avail Sept 1. Incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882 BBY NORTH 2 BR apt, 4th flr, all appls, enste w/d, $1600 + utils. nr BCIT. Aug 1. 778-242-0014

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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Apt/Condos

BBY S. 1 Br. $715. 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, hardwood, ug prkg, WiFi, Sep 1, 604-818-1129 COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755 COQ Westwood Plat★ Montreaux, Sep 1. 2 BR, 2ba, d/w, u/g prkg, patio, gas f/p, $1300. 604-341-3633, 604-468-1985

Don’t Miss THIS! Large bright 1 br from $790 1117 Ridgeway Ave. incl heat, hot water, dw, cat ok, ns, avail now, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941

Large bright 1br $785: studio $750. Incl heat, hot water, dw np, 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

METROTOWN, 4333 Cntrl Blvd, Bby, 1BR 1 bath cor unit, nr Skytrain, balc, f/p, s/s appls, w/d, 2ndflr, 1 prkg, 1 locker, gym rm, n/s, n/p, avail Sept 1, $1,340/Mo 604 415-9538

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

GARDEN VILLA

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

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

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

415 Westview St, Coq

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2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR Apartment Available Sept 1

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

604 - 941 - 7721

POCO DWNTWN, almost new 2 BR Condo, 2 f/bths, 6 appls, f/p, u/g prkg, nr all amens, N/s, N/p, $1220/mo. Call 604-942-8649 POCO 2 BR apt $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-518-5040

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 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

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.

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

604 420-5636

PT MOODY New Port Village Lrg 2 BR, f/p, 7 appls, sec’d prkg, rec fac. Sept 1. $1450. 604-469-6990

New Westminster

909 - 12th Street

Bright 2 BR ste. New carpets & paint. Fridge, stove and W/D in building. $850. N/P, N/S. Lease and excellent references a must.

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RIVERS INLET Apartments

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

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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

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

6508

Apt/Condos

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

6510

Co-ops

Queens Avenue 136 10th St, New West

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse, $1114 & $1303 includes heat & hot water, w/d hookup & common laundry & u/grd prkg. $1200 share purchase.

Call Shirley 604-861-8667 www.queens-ave-coop.ca

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Houses - Rent

BBY, N. 3 BR, 1.5 baths, $1500/mo, cls to school, bus, skytrain, Nr Brentwood Mall, Now. 604-298-7781 or 778-855-8871

COQ. 1 BR, g/lvl, full bath, priv w/d. Ns/np. $800/mo incl hydro. Near bus. Immed. 604-761-9235

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

301 MAUDE RD.

COQ, Como Lake. 4 BR, split level, 2.5 baths. 4 appl, sundeck, f/yard. Nr bus & schools. Ns/np. $1750/mo. Immed. 604-552-5893

Excellent, 2 BR ground floor Condo, close to Newport Village, 5 appls, Sept 1, N/S, $1050. Will be available long term. Lease and excellent references a must.

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Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo.

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

604 939-0944

No pets. Available now.

POCO, Mary Hill. 3 BR upper flr. 1½ baths. Priv w/d, d/w. Ns/np. $1395 + 50% hydro. Near bus & schools. Aug 15. 604-779-6893. New Westminster

317 HOWES STREET

Absolutely spotless home in Queensborough. 3-4 bedrooms on two levels, 1.5 baths and huge park like back yard. $1150. N/S, N/P. Lease and perfect references a must. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-15

South Burnaby

BBY SOUTH To share 2 BR hse, nr transit, $595 incls utils, Refs. Avail Now. ns/np. 604-433-3113

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

CLEAN BRIGHT room, main flr, $425/mo. Utils/cable included, w/d. Avail now. 604-315-6611 POCO Nr Coq Ctr. Own BR, $425 & BR & bath $450. Incls utils, W/D. Refs req’d. 604-475-0262

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR main flr, sep ent, M/Ridge, 227th, $850/mo, incls all utils, no lndry, N/s, N/p. 604-467-6756 BBY: Canada Way / Edmonds, 2 BR g/lvl ste, shared w/d, n/s,n/p. Avail Sept 1. $850 incl cbl/hydro, pref quiet tenants. 604-528-9211 BBY City Hall, 12 yrs old immac 1 BR ste avail Immed. $750 incls utls, cbl, net. N/S. 604-889-8529

8010

Alarm/Security

8060

Concrete

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

ALARM 604-463-7919

8073

Drainage

Carpentry

Custom millwork, kitchens & baths, custom furniture, flooring, crown mouldings, baseboards. Over 25 years experience. Call Luigi 604-790-2540 www.ljfinishing.com

8055

Cleaning

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421 TOO BUSY TO CLEAN? Leave it to us to clean your home or office. $30/hr. 604-362-0962 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

Systems Ltd.

8030

8087

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

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

8080

Electrical

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

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

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

COQ WEST 2 BR main flr duplex, $975 incls utils, new paint & flrs, nr bus & schls, Avail Sep 1, n/s, n/p, shared w/d. 604-294-5501

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8125

POCO N. Lrg 1 BR bsmt, lrg kitchen, open concept, w/d, alrm, patio, Nr transit. Immed. $775 incl utls. NS/NP. 604-561-3320 New Westminster

319 HOWES STREET

Brand new ground level 1 BR + den ste in Queensborough. 5 appls. Huge park like back yard. Owners live up. $850 incls utils. Lease and perfect references a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6605

Townhouses Rent

POCO 2BR & 3 BR T/H $830 & $970/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Av Now. 604-464-0034 STOP RENTING! Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? START owning TODAY! I specialize in 1st time buyers & guide you through the process at NO COST. You will be SHOCKED at how affordable HOME OWNERSHIP is. You WON’T be disappointed. Aly Chatur: 604-828-6777 aly.chatur@td.com

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

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

Call 604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

7015

Escort Services

Carman Fox

Ad#:

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842

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

8155

Landscaping

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

Gutters

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ WW Plat. 1100sf, 1 BR & 2 dens, very cln, sep entry, own W/D, f/bath, storage. Sep1. $850 + 1/3 utls. NS/NP. 604-839-0363

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

6602

Burnaby CAPTIAL HILL, 5163 Hastings. Upper 3 BR in 4 plex, inste W/D, parking. $1150 + utls. New carpet & paint. Avail now. N/S. Pet ok. 604-298-6667

HOME SERVICES

www.montecitotowers.com

Renting or buying, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

Apt/Condos

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

L & J Finishing Carpentry For all your woodworking needs

MONTECITO TOWERS

6508

Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

JUNIPER COURT

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

NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR suite, new applis, flooring & fixtures. Rent is from $795. 604-724-8353

CALL 604 715-7764

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq

Apt/Condos

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

604-992-6654

Landscape Technician & Cert. Arborist

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

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

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

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

and friends

Ca armanFox.com

8160

Lawn & Garden

COQUITLAM

LANDSCAPING LTD.

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

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

HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cut •Trim •Weed • Cleanup & More. ★ 604-317-5328

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 Ny Ton Gardening new lawn & yard, trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning & topping, 604-782-5288 PRUNING, TRIMMING, yard clean-up, tree topping & removal. Call Jason at 604-614-5954

Home Services Continues on next page


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HOME SERVICES

8185

Moving & Storage

8185

Moving & Storage

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

1 to 3 Men

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

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

604-708-8850

$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

ALWAYS CAREFUL MOVER Local & Long Distance (604) 861-8885

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

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 bc.moving@gmail.com

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Magic Star Painting

Summer Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379 Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Book by Sept. 15 & Save 15%

Seniors 10% Disc • 28 Yrs Exp. • BBB Member WCB • 5 Year Guarantee • Free Est. Refs.

604-432-1857 or 604-773-7811

8200

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

Call Now: 780-6510

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

942-5394

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832 POINT GREY PAINTING LTD

8220

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 $69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

604-725-0908

PLUMBERS

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

AUTOMOTIVE

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9129

Luxury Cars

Domestic

Plumbing

1999 BMW 740iL auto, perfect cond, A/C, 161kms, $6,688obo Call: (778) 322-3598

Scrap Car Removal

9145

Scrap Car Removal

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

9155

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2900. 604-534-2997

Power Washing

SMART CLEANING Janitorial, Pressure Washing, Window Cleaning. 604-862-9797

POWER WASHING - R&K Power Washing Best Job - Best Price GUARANTEED Call: (778) 938-7742

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

Call Bill

604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

8250

Roofing

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

At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266 saveon.roofing@yahoo.com

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Call Rob 604-307-6715 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

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

8255

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

Roofing

604-562-5934

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

❏ DISPOSAL Construction, Reno’s & Drywall / Demolition ❏ YARD & HOME Cleanup •7 Days/Week •Free Est’s

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

604-RUBBISH * We Remove & Recycle Anything*

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

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

8335

Window Cleaning

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

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

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

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-420-4800

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

FALK’S WINDOW CLEANING Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing. Call Jim Falk 778-389-1787

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 CHEVROLET Silverado 1500 pick-up. Great condition, 91,000 KM, no accidents, white exterior, single cab, 2-wheel/ RWD, auto trans, air, power windows and locks; CB radio hook-up, new brakes, water pump, battery and transmission. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

2009 INFINITY FX35. Gray SUV. 32,000 km. Mint cond. Moving must sell! $38,168. 604-339-1859

604 628 9044

9160

Sports & Imports

9515

Boats

2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE, v6, 181k, very clean, no rust, $4700. Must See. 778-571-2203

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

2002 DODGE Ram SLT 1500, 4x4, Quad cab, 192K, blue, good condition, $9995 OBO. Call Barry at 778 292-0100

9160

Sports & Imports

1989 JAGUAR XJS Convert, V12, excel condition, Collectors item. $9,500. Call 604-514-8803

2003 BMW 320i 124,000kms. Leather interior, great condition, $10,500 negotiable. call 778-882-5076 or miriam@brunetteshowroom.com

2004 Mazda RX-8 North Van, 82,000 km, red with red/black leather interior. Good condition. $12,000 Call: (604) 982-5289

9173

SAIL Boat San Juan 21 Fully race equipped. All sails included. Swing keel,kick up rudder, with heavy duty galvanized trailer included. Well cared for with all clear Canadian titles. $5,999 email: rmhuth@gmail.com

9522

RV’s/Trailers

Vans 1988 WINEBAGO LeSaro clss A 5 spd, air cared 80k km, 4 cyl, Exc on gas. $10,000. 778-855-5206

1976 VW Westfalia, rebuit 79 engine. many new parts, solid body, $5300 takes, 604-728-7947 1977 FORD VAN Camper, good cond, low mileage, insulated roof, stove, bike rack. $2000 obo. Call 1-226-748-9749

9515

Boats

1993 TERRY 21’ 5th wheel, air & many extras too much to list. 1993 Dodge Ram 250 Cumins Turbo diesel new 10 ply tires & runs very well. $14,000 both Selling for health reasons. 604-792-3403 or 604-316-1492

778.865.5454 #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

2008 FORD Focus SES, 2 dr moon roof, leather, all goodies, 36K, $13,800. 604-985-8378

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

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

782-2474

8250

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

WWW.RENORITE.COM

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

2004 FORD Taurus, Auto, loaded A/C. Aircared. Orig 150k kms, gd cond, $3300 obo. 604-338-9401

Rubbish Removal

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

8300

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

CONSTRUCTION

Small Jobs Are Welcome! We do Kitchens & Baths Spring special: 15% off Custom Cabinets www.jenco-online.info

8255

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

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

JENCO

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

1994 CHEV Impala SS, 167,000 kms, 1 owner, black, 5.7L, auto, serviced at dealer, all records, all original. $6500. 604-988-4416

Renovations & Home Improvement

9522

RV’s/Trailers

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

9145

1994 CADILLAC El Dorado in mint condition. Only 86,000 KM, no accidents, black on black, leather interior, FWD, auto trans, power everything incl. sunroof, air cond. and heated seats. One original owner with all service records available. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

8240

THE SCRAPPER

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 156 K, presitine condition $10,900. Call Bob 604-986-8516

9125

To place your ad call

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed ! WCB★ Free Est★ Insured★

Summer Promo 25% off until Aug. 31st !

Plumbing

8225

A27

604-444-3000

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

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

8220

Friday, August 5, 2011

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

2003/2004 FORD E450 in great condition. Custom fitted features incl., $5K power lift tailgate, two skylights, metal-checker waterproof interior cab, tons of storage, full battery bank/inverter, water tank, heater and pump; industrial size stainless steel sink, propane flat top stove, convectional microwave, space & hook-ups for full fridge/stove/ freezer; air cond., auto trans, V10 gas engine, new tires & brakes, no accidents, only 30,000 KM. Asking only $29,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $15,500, 604-728-7947 1996 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr, auto, silver, air cared, good cond. $2900, 604-805-5187. 924-9232

1980 17FT Double Eagle, w/trlr, 4cyl, Volvo Penta, w/280 leg, runs great, $5000, 604-728-7947

1997 SPORTSMASTER 27 ft. Clearance $14,375 #UTS252. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

2010 STARCRAFT 186, like new, Sale $15,595. #UTS1861. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com 2004 PLEASURE- WAY PLATEAU 2.7L Mercedes Benz Turbo. 62,937k’s, Immaculate cond with exl mileage. Aircared. Features A/c, gen set 2.7 kw, awning, 17' lcd flatscreen TV, crowave oven, air compressor, alum whls, block heater oil pan heater, dash cd, dvd player hitch & wiring, 3 way dometic 3 cu ft fridge, 2 burner stove, furnace, 6 gal, auto ignite water heater, fantastic fan, water heater bypass, power door locks, power mirrors & windows, cruise control, dual airbags, anti lock brakes, shower, toilet, medicine cabinet, leather seating surfaces, ride rite air helper, springs, auxiliary battery disconnect, memory foam cushions, remote keyless entry, auto trans, diesel, spare tire. 21’ 11', slps 2, $64,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

1998 FOURWINDS CHATEAU, CLASS C MOTORHOME, 31 FOOT, E SUPERDUTY TRITON V10 46,873 kms Original owners, non smokers, no pets. All the standard features. Ready to go with Brand New Tires, Brakes, Engine Serviced. $27,499 (604) 817-9273

9525

1997 NISSAN extended cab, 5 spd. 270K, $2450, D9921 car in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522 2006 TOYOTA Yaris LE, 4 dr, hatch, 5 spd, 47,000 kms, silver, 1 owner, new tires, $9200 obo. 604-926-2439

2007 SPRINGDALE 266REL w/slide. Sale $19,495 #UTS2663. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

1980 DOUBLE Eagle. 18.5 foot. Mercruiser inboard/outboard. 4 cylinder. Includes Road Runner trailer. $2,500. Call 604-534-3323

2003 ADVENTURER 22ft RV, 85,000kms, sleeps 6. Excellent Cond $25,500. 604-819-6130

RV/Camper Rentals

MOTORHOME, CLASS C, for rent. Sleeps 5. Fully loaded! Exc cond. Call Jesse, 604-783-6848


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

Injured? Call DBM.

604.939.8321

(Suite 211, 1015 Austin Ave., Coquitlam)

LLP

www.dbmlaw.ca

Good advice. Good law. Good people.


Coquitlam Now August 5 2011