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orities is identified, it will be easier to present the unified jmcfee@thenownews.com vision to business investors, as well as to the provincial and federal governments, he SHARE Family and added. Community Services is “From our perspective at embarking on a Tri-Cities SHARE, I would love to know planning project in collaborawhat priorities our comtion with other well-known munity sees for the kinds of local organizations. services we have and where Martin Wyant, CEO of they would like to see us focus SHARE, said the plan will our efforts. focus on We certainly, communover the ity priorities “What we’re trying to years, have in five key do is to paint a picture developed areas: health, education, of what’s going on in what we believe to be a social services, the Tri-Cities.” good number business and of programs economic and services development. Martin Wyant to meet dif“Data and CEO of SHARE ferent needs. information is But we want not collected to get a sense for the Trifrom the community at large Cities as an area. What we’re about are we meeting the trying to do is to paint a picneeds they deem to be cruture of what’s going on in the cial?” Tri-Cities. What’s the demoSHARE has contributed graphic profile? What does the funding for the first stage of economy look like?” Wyant the project, as have several said. “In doing the work, it other organizations. SPARC further underlined the fact BC has been contracted to those kinds of documents just create a report. really didn’t exist.” As well, a committee has The project will be combeen organized with repprehensive, since the area resentatives from SHARE, includes three municipalities Douglas College, the Triand two villages. Cities Chamber of Commerce, “We’ve been very clear Fraser Health, the Society for that we’re not trying to put Community Development and together municipal plans for the municipalities. any of these areas. This is “There’s a good group more pulling people together of people that are saying around a variety of different ‘We would like to get these community forums to get ideas about what they’d like to conversations and planning forums going,’” Wyant said. see worked on in this region,” Douglas College president Wyant said. Scott McAlpine said the col“What would they like to lege would like to be an active see in terms of health care? What would they like to see in participant in the planning process, since it is involved terms of educational opportunities? In all the sectors?”  CONT. ON PAGE 7, see PLAN. Once a set of common pri-

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Police talk to potential witnesses of a shooting on Barnet Highway near Lansdowne Drive Wednesday afternoon. The Vancouver Sun has identified the victim, who is expected to survive, as Surrey resident Jaskaran Sandhu — although police had not confirmed his identity by press time. RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said police believe the shooting was targeted and are investigating whether there are gang connections. The Mr. Lube where the shooting happened was expected to reopen today.

Barnet shooting targeted Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com A man was rushed to hospital Wednesday afternoon after being shot at a Coquitlam business in an incident that police say could be targeted and gangrelated. At about 1 p.m. on Sept. 28, Coquitlam RCMP received 911 calls about a shooting at Mr. Lube at 2773 Barnet Hwy. Police believe a lone gunman arrived, fired multiple shots and hit a man who was having his car serviced at the business. The victim was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. Although police have not released information about the victim’s identity, The Vancouver Sun reports that he is Surrey resident Jaskaran Sandhu, who

turns 25 this weekend. According to The Sun, Sandhu was charged in Delta in May 2010 with two firearms charges. He was released on $3,000 bail and is due to go to trial in March 2012. At a roadside press conference Wednesday afternoon, RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said the shooting was likely targeted. “The victim in this particular case is an individual that is known to a variety of policing agencies in the Lower Mainland,” Thiessen said. “Based on some other information and other evidence and intelligence that we have, we are certainly looking at the strong possibility and the likelihood that this is in fact a gang-related shooting. Certainly, the style of this shooting would indicate that. It’s an open-air shooting in a public area at a business were there was innocent people.” The shooter had no concern for any-

body in the immediate area, Thiessen said, which is “clear by the actions that he took in order to kill this individual.” “There was business being conducted there. There was employees. I believe there were some other customers,” he said. “No one else was hurt that I’m aware of. It was very fortunate that nobody else got injured.” It’s too soon to know whether this Tri-Cities incident is linked to the recent shooting death of former Port Moody resident Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna, Thiessen added. “We’re certainly alive to the fact and sensitive to the fact that there is that possibility in regards to follow-up shootings that may occur that may be directly linked to what occurred in Kelowna,” Thiessen said.  CONT. ON PAGE 10, see ONE INJURED.


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Ioco townsite comes back to life

Ghost Town Days, set for Saturday and Sunday, feature antique cars, costumed actors

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Mary Anne Cooper, 96, works to preserve the Ioco townsite.

Although Ioco is visible on a map to anyone who scans over the Tri-Cities editorial@thenownews.com area, many people, especially newcomers, are not familiar with the interesting history that Cooper has made a ary Anne Cooper walks across mission of protecting. what, 90 years ago, used to be Origins of the town route back a lawn bowling green. She refto 1913, when site clearing for the erences how things used to be in 1919 Imperial Oil refinery at Ioco began. Ioco, and how things have changed Installation of the crude oil processing from the days of small remote comequipment followed in 1914, and the munities that preceded today’s sprawlrefinery began operating Metro Vancouver. ing in January 1915. She isn’t actually The site was incredfrom the area, but has ibly isolated, with no taken on the preser“Today we may not connecting it vation of its history know our neighbours; roads to other society. The with a fervour, and everyone then did New Delta ferry had at 96 years old, she a scheduled run from stands strongly behind know their Vancouver, which keeping the times neighbours, and stopped at Dollarton, alive from an era she helped each other.” Barnet and Ioco on its remembers first-hand. “It’s the kind of Mary Anne Cooper way to Port Moody. However, the long thing we dream about. Ioco Ghost Town Days commute gave rise to Today we may not many workmen, and know our neighbours; their families, who everyone then did chose to remain near the worksite, and know their neighbours, and helped from this a “tent town” sprung up. each other,” Cooper reminisced. When more manpower was needed Across the road from the grassy at the refinery, the tent town transspace that still bears markers of when formed into a “shack town,” and by it hosted lawn bowlers, sits the old 1917, around 200 people had permaPresbyterian church (now a United nently located to the area. Church) and the schoolhouse, along In 1920, the bulk of what Cooper with several of the town houses. has advocated to be preserved was Cooper applauds the efforts of the built. Imperial Oil had in the previous Port Moody Heritage Society, while couple of years built 15 cottages and a she herself has worked tirelessly on large boarding house on the refinery several successful campaigns: the City site. of Port Moody designated the area as After buying a large plot of land, a heritage site, and against what many considered to be small odds, city coun- Imperial Oil built 83 houses to sell to cil passed a bylaw to protect the site in employees, and all with indoor flush toilets — a luxury uncommon to any 2002. Without these official declaracommunity at the time. tions, construction and urban growth That year, 1920, the company also had threatened to demolish many of built the Ioco grocery store and the the remaining Ioco town structures.

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Joshua Manimtim, left, Angela Brown and Daniel Parker are some of the actors who will be in period costume for Ioco Ghost Town Days. Ioco community hall. Later, a tennis court and the lawn bowling green were set aside for leisure time, and two churches were erected, Anglican and Presbyterian. Ten years ago, to celebrate the passing of the bylaw that protects the land and the remains of a community that characterizes a chapter in Canadian industrial and communal history, Cooper began Ioco Ghost Town Days. Created as a fun and free family event, Ioco Ghost Town Days serves in exactly the capacity that preserving the area should do: it shares Ioco’s history with a new generation. Last year, Cooper passed the event on to the Port Moody Heritage Society, but she remains involved in an advisory role. For the 10th anniversary of Ioco Ghost Town Days, the society has organized a two-day event that show-

cases an impressive array of activities that hone in on not a simpler time, but an age where enjoyment was found elsewhere before television and wireless internet. On Saturday, Oct. 1, Ioco residents will reunite at the old lawn bowling green. The following day, Oct. 2, 10 different performing acts will run, along with tours of the town in antique cars, artisan displays, pony rides, kids’ crafts and other interactive treats. While the young may more appreciate the hands-on arts and crafts, car lovers may gravitate toward the meticulously preserved and serviced Model A and Model T cars available for the driving tours. It’s the sort of Canadian history that would wake students up from their naps in the  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see ‘WE THINK.’

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Angela Brown and Daniel Parker, left, are some of the actors who will be at Ioco Ghost Town Days. Mike Breed, above, will bring his Model A Ford.

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classroom. “When people turn that corner and come this way,” Cooper began, gesturing at the intersection of the church at Ioco Road and the beginning of the lawn bowling green, “they have told me that there’s a feeling here, and we think that the ghosts are still here.” The activities for Ioco Ghost Town Days are held during the day, so no one need have concern about mistaking a shadow in the dark for a departed spirit. “The ghosts would stay here because it was an ideal place to live and work, and they had their ups and downs, of

course, but they all worked together like a community and it was a great place to raise children — everybody says that.” Cooper continued to muse as she continued her stroll across the grounds, as actors who will feature in a performance on Sunday posed for photographs across the green in their time-appropriate clothing. While schools today have hundreds of kids, or a couple thousand in a high school, Cooper spoke of the Ioco school children, who learned their chemistry at the refinery because they didn’t have a lab in the four-room schoolhouse. “There’s a lot to remember here, to build upon in future

development, and to have the town remember community,” Cooper said, slowing down and putting a stress on the latter part of the sentence. Her dream is to build upon the bylaw of preservation, and make the Ioco town site an area “full of life where people can come together to learn.” Stemming from Cooper’s work in preserving Ioco’s heritage, she has been nominated for the 2011 Ruby Nobbs Achievement Award, offered by the Heritage Society of BC. • Mary Anne Cooper, along with a Model A car driver and actors who will perform at Ioco Ghost Town Days, are featured in a video that accompanies this story, along

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Martin Wyant, CEO of SHARE Family and Community Services, is spearheading efforts to create a community plan for the Tri-Cities area. This broader perspective could benefit the business community, he added. “We’ve got a pretty vibrant business community as it is, but there’s definitely room for improvement. I think we’d all benefit from some real thought going into the planning process. It’s easy just to support the businesses that

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Jobs plan worth waiting for Premier Christy Clark may have had to wait to launch her jobs plan, but it’s been well worth waiting for — especially the announcement of funding to help get phase one of the Prince Rupert port expansion underway. It’s a key project that will create jobs throughout B.C. for decades. The premier’s vision for B.C. to be the economic engine for a 21st-century Canada is timely and forward-thinking, To The but clearly something that neither the NDP nor the BC Conservative Party seem to get. While NDP leader Adrian Dix talks off the top of his head about training credits for job categories that don’t exist here in B.C., and therefore have no relevance, John Cummins haphazardly flips and flops his way across the province leaving a trail of contradictory policies and statements. B.C. needs new dollars, but how are we going

to get them if we simply stand back and watch the world go by as Mr. Dix and Mr. Cummins seem to be suggesting in their criticism of the premier’s jobs plan? The only way we can bring new dollars into the province is by opening up our doors to greater trade with the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific markets. After all, the best defence of jobs in our economy is a strong offense that aggressively markets Editor and then delivers our products and services to the world. So, if the economy is the engine and B.C. is the car, I’m one person who is very happy that Christy Clark is in the driver’s seat, with her foot on the economic accelerator, while Mr. Dix and Mr. Cummins are sitting in the back seat where they belong. Brian Bonney Burnaby

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f geothermal energy is the answer to Canada’s future energy needs, we should at least know that by now. But 100 years after the world’s first commercial geothermal power plant was built in Italy in 1911, we don’t. The concept of tapping the Earth’s crust for the heat contained within and converting it to electrical energy is neither new nor radical. Yet those in the Canadian geothermal business say they are viewed with skepticism when promoting the potential to tap “hot rocks” close to the surface in western and northern Canada. Here’s hoping a new report released recently by a team of 12 scientists, led by Stephen Grasby at the federal Geological Survey of Canada, might throw a spotlight on research that has the potential to radically change Canada’s energy landscape. The report claims Canada is sitting on top of geothermal energy equivalent to one million times its current electrical consumption. If this is true, one has to ask why the heck we aren’t pouring resources into unlocking the Earth’s heat rather than considering projects like the Site C dam, the cost of which is already estimated to have almost tripled from its original $3-billion estimate. Yes, tapping thermal energy will require deep-drilling technology and some sort of fracking, but so does modern oil and gas drilling. Let’s hope our federal and provincial governments will see the sense in supporting immediate research into the long-term costeffectiveness of both forms of energy extraction. What do you think? Vote in our online poll by visiting www. thenownews.com. The poll question is located half-way down the home page. Responses will be published in next Friday’s edition.

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Monster homes out of place in some areas I square-foot lot. It is my understanding that applihave lived in the Ranch Park area of Coquitlam cations for subdivision of this lot were previously for 38 years in the same house. After all these denied due, in part, to the footprint of the original years, older areas of south Coquitlam are beginhome encroaching on the portion to be divided. ning to come of age where redevelopment of properHowever, development of the monster home ties is beginning to occur, particularly properties not included complete redevelopment of the original well maintained. home. Why didn’t redevelopment of the original This is a natural process as communities grow, home occur as two separate properties? age and gradually change. The question is how Another example is redevelopment of a home should gradual change occur to keep our communin the Baker Drive community with a ities vibrant and healthy. roof line that is one complete storey In Ranch Park in the last three years, higher than that of all the neighbours. I have observed the construction of The result is the neighbours across the three new homes on Saddle and Lazy A street no longer have their fantastic streets. Now I am certain the developers Denis Kirkham view of Burrard Inlet. and owners have done due process with Now I am not opposed to all monster applications, building permits, etc. to homes. There is a time and place for proceed with new construction, and my everything. I am thinking back to the “Street of quarrel is not with them. Dreams” and Westwood Plateau. That may have been However, I now ask the residents of my comappropriate for the time, and it certainly has a place munity and “city fathers,” is this how we see the as most homes are all quite similar. But my real future redevelopment of our single-family homes in question is, do monster homes have a place in older Coquitlam? communities where they have not existed previThese homes under development are somewhere ously? I think not. between 3,500 and 5,000 square feet in size and are Why? They are out of place with the character of developed close to the maximum height allowances the community. Monster homes do not have a longallowed by their property designations. These homes term viability and “green” components as we move are now next door to homes developed 40 years ago into the 21st century. Housing and maintenance with square footages ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 costs are skyrocketing and we need to focus on denssquare feet. The new homes do not conform to the ity and more affordable housing while sustaining the traditional character and quality of neighbourhoods with the larger lot sizes once utilized to build homes family concepts of our communities. Going forward, trends are shifting toward smaller in Coquitlam. family unit sizes in our communities. These new One home on Lazy A is being built on a 20,000-

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monster homes are single-family dwellings, with additional living suites built in. Redeveloping older, large lots should not automatically mean a monster home with extra suites for rent. Why are we not establishing community planning committees in places such as Harbor Chines, Ranch Park, Cape Horn, etc. to ask residents what they want their neighbourhood to look like in the next 30 to 50 years? From my perspective, I want to see development occurring in one of three ways. First, all properties with more than 8,000 square feet should be allowed more opportunity to explore options of subdividing, but only in a manner that supports and sustains single-family dwellings being built on properties of reduced lot size. This may mean that a developer might have to acquire two lots together to build three homes. Secondly, developers must provide building plans that conform to the existing character of a neighbourhood. Finally, I would like to see more options to develop corner lots and streets with heavier traffic into multiple-family-oriented properties with sound barriers and safer access to those high-traffic streets to improve the livability on their streets. We can no longer afford to maintain rigid and outdated policies in our community plans. Denis Kirkham is a resident of Coquitlam’s Ranch Park neighbourhood.


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How can the mayors unite and say they are against property taxes being increased to fund the cost of the Moving Forward plan when they have already agreed to it? The mayors’ council has continually refused to approve further property tax increases to fund TransLink, but their indecisiveness of alternative funding could result in just that. The mayors’ council and the province have agreed on a funding formula for the plan that includes a two-cent-per-litre increase in motor fuel taxes in April 2012, plus, by 2013, either a property tax increase averaging about $23 per year for the average Metro Vancouver residential property, or a new long-term source of funding. Accepting a plan that leaves a big controversial funding source to be determined with a property tax hike as the fallback mechanism is ridiculous. Property taxes do not relate to transportation. I only wish the mayors’ council asked the taxpayers before making such a major decision on taxation behind closed doors. With the mayors’ council supporting a two-cent-perlitre gas tax, are they representing the wishes of the citizens? I firmly believe there has been a lack of genuine public meetings with all three levels of elected representatives to engage the cit-

izens to seek their opinion about the proposed funding sources and expansion of transit. The TransLink consultation meeting held in Coquitlam on Sept. 15 was simply a dog and pony show allowing TransLink to say they engaged with the public. There is no clear vision of what the long-term expansion plans will be beyond 10 years, what the costs associated will, and how the taxpayer will pay for it. A lot more homework on how those pieces fit together still needs to be done before the mayors’ council votes To The in October to adopt a “sustainable funding” formula that is full of holes. Maybe this vote should be delayed until this issue can be further debated during the municipal elections, and for the people to elect those they feel will represent them. The mayors’ council refuses to accept that there could be possible savings found by eliminating any unnecessary spending of tax dollars in regional local government budgets. None? Could a three-percent savings in wasteful spending from the $1.3 billion TransLink budget and the $800 million Metro Vancouver budget be found to provide the $70 million needed to fund transit operations? Our mayors’ council needs to lobby for the senior governments to supply the municipalities with greater revenue streams, instead of

downloading costs. When it comes to regional transportation and public transit, it would only make sense to use a significant portion of the carbon tax and federal taxes on gasoline to do something truly environmentally friendly, by funding transit improvements and the operation of those same transportation services. The provincial government is taking $140 million a year from ICBC. Should not some of that money be used to fund transit operations? The municipalities and local mayors now have close to zero influence over Editor projects or expenses. TransLink has morphed into an unelected form of government that is only beholden to the provincial government, but certainly not to the citizens and taxpayers of our region. TransLink does not care if it is outspending the taxpayers’ ability to pay as long as the mayors’ council simply raises taxes. PoCo council proposed the expansion of the Evergreen Line to downtown PoCo as part of Phase 1, and TransLink said No. Port Moody council fought for the Murray Connector, and TransLink said No. TransLink clearly does not represent the best interests of the citizens of the Tri-Cities area. Strong leadership is needed from our local councils to ensure that the mayors’ council will be given direction to slay the dragon that is

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TransLink. We are experiencing an example of the tail wagging the dog, in which an unelected agency defines what we will receive in services, sets its own price and threatens dire consequences if we do not pay up and shut up. The structure and governance of our regional transportation authority needs to revert to something more akin to the original format wherein local communities and mayors have actual input regarding projects, revenues and expenses. With the scarce dollars TransLink has, there is no luxury of just making political decisions any more, as was done with the Evergreen Line by choosing SkyTrain instead of the initial recommendation of LRT. Does it not make more sense to scale the cost of the Evergreen Line down by using LRT (as originally planned by TransLink), thus making it affordable to extend the line to the downtown core of Port Coquitlam as the last station of the Evergreen Line tying in with the existing hub of buses and train? On Nov. 19, municipal voters need to elect people with a vision for their community, an understanding of regional issues, a strong sense of leadership and, most importantly, those who recognize there is a shrinking pool of disposable money from the already struggling taxpayer, and that existing taxes are spent efficiently. Darin Nielsen Port Coquitlam

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One injured in shooting Rick Glumac to run for council Rick Glumac announced Wednesday that he will seek a seat on Port Moody council in the upcoming municipal election. Glumac served for two years on the city’s environmental protection committee, and he was also a member of the Waste to Energy Task Force. As well, he has served on the city’s transportation committee, and this year he is involved with the land use committee. “Let’s look to the future, 10 to 15 years from today, and imagine the Port Moody we would like to see. Then, let’s

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“We, right now, haven’t got any reason to believe that this is related to that, but certainly that is something that would be looked at very closely through this investigation.” Police are still trying to determine how the suspect escaped from the area. They will review video surveillance from nearby businesses to gather information. Next door at Minit Tune and Brake Auto Centre, Grant Brown was working on a car when he heard loud sounds Wednesday afternoon. “We just heard five shots. I thought it was a car backfiring. I did go out and look, and then I just went back in because I was working on a car,” Brown said. “Everybody else says the same thing until all the police cars showed up. Then we knew something happened.” Mr. Lube Canada’s vicepresident of operations Michael Hachey responded to the incident in a written statement. “A customer who had just brought in a car for servicing stepped out of the vehicle and was shot by someone who ran into the store from outside. No other customers or any staff of Mr. Lube were involved or injured,” Hachey

Rick Glumac create a clear and practical plan to make this a reality,” Glumac said in a press release. “My vision is of a city that has preserved what makes it special: its parks and nat-

ural areas, historic character and small town charm. But also a city that builds on its strengths and continues to demonstrate leadership on environmental issues — a city that can truly become the City of the Arts and a vibrant livable community in which our local businesses thrive and traffic issues are dealt with.” In addition to his volunteer work with the city, he has also served on the board of the Port Moody Ecological Society and the Port Moody Art Centre. As well, he helped found the Tri-City Green Council and the Wild Salmon Circle.

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RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen talks to media Wednesday afternoon following a shooting in the 2700 block of Barnet Highway. wrote. “Both ambulance and police were called to the scene and Mr. Lube is co-operating fully with the authorities … Mr. Lube’s priority at this time is to look after the needs of our staff. We will do everything possible to help them deal with this unfortunate inci-

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Former resident heads up music academy perhaps are not readily utilized being solely a performing musician,” he said. editorial@thenownews.com “This opportunity in a senior administrative position allows me to pursue the creative ideas oseph Elworthy began his cello studies with the managerial style and approach that I at the Vancouver Academy of Music and would like to bring to this important instituhas travelled to play on stages from Alice tion. Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall to the Library “This is a fantastic opportunity for me at the of Congress. His recordings can be heard on academy to reclaim our seat at the arts and EMI, Sony, Archetype and Bose record labels, culture table.” and now the Yale-educated renowned soloAs the new executive director, Elworthy has ist, recitalist and chamber music performer a few top goals and directions he wishes to returns to the academy as implement. He will be introexecutive director. ducing Vancouver Academy of “It’s a huge honour for me. Music teachers into preschools “My childhood was I feel like I have experienced that do not currently have the full circle of the academy a music curriculum, and he shaped with friendfrom being a student, faculty is establishing a partnership ships and sporting as a parent there — my two with Bard on the Beach that events that took place would integrate a music comdaughters attend — and now as executive director,” said within Coquitlam and ponent into the Shakespeare Elworthy. “Throughout my company’s 2012 summer the Tri-Cities.” training, even when it took me programs. He recently created far afield to the east coast of three internal orchestras at Joseph Elworthy the United States in New York Vancouver Academy of Music the academy and is mounting or Yale, I always held onto musical collaborations with this dream of returning to the Vancouver Bach Choir. In Vancouver and the academy so addition, he aims to promote that I can contribute to a community that has the development of Vanier Park and its various given me so much.” cultural tenants as a “creative hub and artistic Elworthy’s parents live in Belcarra, and he destination.” attributes his appreciation for teamwork to his A misperception Elworthy would like to days as a youth growing up in the Tri-Cities combat is that students do not have to be on area. the priority list from birth in order to join the “My childhood was shaped with friendships academy. and sporting evens that took place within “Some parents choose this, but we have Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities,” he said. “I learn- created a brand new website (www.academy. ed how to be a good sport and I learned about bc.ca) which allows students to register instanhealthy competition on the soccer field. When taneously at the school and be a part of the I go to Whitecaps games now it’s become a community,” he said. “And community is the reunion of soccer buddies from the Coquitlam essential word. The academy’s origins were in neighbourhood. We were sheltered in the best the community music school, and we want to sense. It’s a great environment to grow up in.” reinvigorate the sense of communal spirit.” From everything Elworthy has achieved, “Feedback from students is [that] the acadwhich includes several awards and support emy is a place of excellence and a place to be from Canada Council career grants, he says challenged, but also a wonderful social centre this new appointment is at the top of his list. and a place for students to intermingle without “This appointment as executive director is a lot of the pressures and stereotypes that one a culmination of my aspirations: first as I am has to face in elementary or high school,” he a musician and I have pursued that very far in added. terms of professional development, and also I “When they come here, they can just be always had academic interests and skills that themselves.”

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Joseph Elworthy, who grew up in the Tri-Cities area, now runs the Vancouver Academy of Music. He has played on stages including Carnegie Hall. in celebration of the arts for Culture Days: a demonstration of their work processes, and an interactive workshop, together running from 2 to 4 p.m.

Other activities include a digital SLR camera workshop with EJ Lee, also on Oct. 1 (register online www.experienceit.ca), and a glee club program for youth on Oct. 2,

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Library assists students Homework season is in full swing, and students may be discovering they need a little extra help in some subjects. The Coquitlam Public Library offers a variety of free programs that can help kids ease their homework woes including a homework help club. Students in grades 2 to 7 can join the Homework Help Club, where they will meet and work side by side with teen tutors who are in high school. Knowledgeable in a variety of subjects, the tutors are happy to explain problems, provide advice and show correct techniques for answering questions. Kids can take troublesome homework assignments to the City Centre branch of the library every Friday from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. until Nov. 25. Kids and teens must register to participate. Teen tutors will receive community service hours. To register your child in the Homework Help Club, or if you want to be a tutor, e-mail the young adult services librarian, Chris Miller, at cmiller@library.coquitlam. bc.ca or call 604-937-4140, Ext. 208.

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Home Instead Senior Care is hosting a fall cleanup event to encourage seniors to clear out household clutter that could be a risk to their safety. Seniors are invited to dispose of their sensitive information and old bills using the shredding truck that will be available free of charge. Family members are welcome to attend. The risks of household clutter are wide ranging and could threaten a senior’s safety in their home, according to a press release from Home Instead. Experts say seniors who accumulate clutter become vulnerable because they risk slipping on loose papers, misplacing their list of emergency phone numbers and threats of fire. “A daily accumulation of possessions combined with


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Limit it Another approach is to let yourself keep only so many of a particular item. Designate a space to store them or decide on a number limit, she said. Once the storage space is full or the number has been reached, don’t keep any more until your stock is depleted. That’s harder to do with clothing, so Schofield recommends this trick: Start by hanging all the clothes in your closet backward, so the hanger hook is facing you. When you wear an item and hang it back up, turn the hanger the right way. Give yourself a year, and then go through your closet. If the hook is backward, you know at a glance you haven’t worn that garment in 12 months. It’s a good candidate for culling.

Tackle it What about all the stuff stored in the basement, the attic, the garage or the storage space you rent across town because you’ve already filled up your house? Tackle it one box at a time, Schofield said. If you set out to

organize the whole thing, you’ll just get overwhelmed. Once you’ve successfully handled one box, you’ll be motivated to try another. Schofield is quick to note that those methods aren’t meant for items with genuine sentimental value. Those can be harder to part with, because our feelings about them are tied up with our feelings about the people who made them, owned them once or gave them to us. “You’ve got to remember, that thing is not the person,” she said. If you can’t use it, take a picture of it, and then give the item to someone who needs

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Are you looking to repair your lawnmower, motorcycle, ATV or boat motor? Look no further. The Coquitlam Public Library is now offering the Small Engine Repair Reference Centre, an online database of 440 reference books containing information on more than 25 years of many engine models, including photos and illustrations to help guide the user. More than 80,000 repairs, even extensive ones involving engine and transmission disassembly, are covered. Aside from repairs, the database includes information about routine maintenance such as tune-ups and brake service. “We are confident the community will find it useful,” said Coquitlam reference librarian Jay Peters. “The library also subscribes to the automotive databases AllData and Auto Repair

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Be cautious with comfrey “I live in a condo that has a spot under cover by the door that is not extremely dark but never gets direct sunlight. Most flowers there (like impatiens) seem to fade and wither. I planted coleus there in a large deep pot and at first they seemed to thrive. Then half died. I uprooted them, changed the earth and added new ones. Some are dying again. I do not believe I have over-watered.” Marlene Wilson Vancouver

With epimediums you would probably want a vertical element: perhaps tall, curly branches from a florist. I have seen some very effective contorted willow branches spray-painted white for a shady door-side container. Hostas have very striking leaves and spikes of purple or white bells in summer. One big hosta could fill your entire container space. Ferns love peaty mixes and dim places, and if you acquired the native sword fern, you would have a tall plant that is evergreen all year.

It’s more likely you’ve under“The medicinal plant comfreys watered, Marlene. Containers dry are taking over our septic field. Are out fast, and the situation under these good for something? cover means they don’t get any Virve Martinoff water aside from what you give Langley them. Also heat from the house wall and ambient temperatures in Comfrey is a hugely nutritious summer have a drying effect. Branching Out accelerant that helps compost to I wonder what potting mix you decompose very fast. A cream made Anne Marrison used. Most commercial mixes are from the leaves has also been used very peaty, and once peat dries out, as a healing gel for external use it’s almost impossible to re-wet. If your cononly. In past centuries, the young leaves were tainer dried out completely, it could create a eaten in spring and sometimes used as medichronic drought problem. cine for stomach ailments. This isn’t done now When pots dry out, the soil tends to pull because in recent years, studies found it could away from the inside of the pot. Much of the cause liver damage. However, certain comfrey species are watering may then fail to penetrate to the plant roots because it’s flowing down the inside reputed to be useful as animal fodder, though my personal feeling is caution should prevail of the pot and out of the drainage holes. here too. Next time it would help to add commercial It’s important you remove and garbage all compost or Sea Soil to the potting mix. seed heads before composting your comfrey. I I’ve seen hostas, epimediums and ferns found it horribly invasive. The roots are quite growing in difficult shady situations under tenacious too, so you may have several years of roof overhangs and decks. The easiest-to-get mowing on your septic field to get rid of all the epimediums have yellow or occasionally white new shoots. flowers in spring. The leaves die in fall but remain till early spring when gardeners usually • Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden cut them away. If you don’t cut them away, questions. Send them to her via amarrison@ the flowers peek through the dead leaves and, shaw.ca. before long, the new leaves overflow old ones.

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Another Successful Rotary Fall Classic

Pictured left to right: Kurt Pregler, co-chair Gary Munro, Trudy Gallant, Peter Kobayashi and co-chair Scott Masse

The 19th Annual Rotary Fall Classic Golf Tournament was held Thursday, September 15 at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club. This year’s tournament raised over $37,000 for projects and charities supported by Rotary Clubs of Port Moody and Coquitlam Sunrise. Thank You to all our Sponsors and Supporters


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The proof is in the taste, however. In sampling the Chardonnay, I found it a bit lacking in both fruit intensity and flavour. It was mellow on the palate; however, it lacked finish and any sort of complexity. The Merlot was a touch better. It had cranberry and cherry flavours, and was medium-bodied, quite dry and a bit on the acidic side for a California Merlot. So there you have it: the wines are average at best and the carbohydrate count contains a few fewer grams than regular wines. If you think those extra reduced carbohydrates will help, by all means drink Stonybrook and other lowcarb wines. I think I’ll sacrifice the extra carbs for better-tasting dry wines. If you do go on an Atkins diet, however, you may want to stick to vodka and club soda, since it contains zero grams of carbs! • John Gerum is a wine instructor, writer and consultant with West Coast Wine Education. For information on upcoming wine tastings, workshops, classes and clubs please visit www.wcwed.com.

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Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 weekly social bingo at 1 p.m. in the Mike Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion. There are 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. Info: Catherine at 604-937-7537. Canadian Parents for French (Tri-Cities chapter) hosts a Taekwondo Night, 5 to 7 p.m. at Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). Cost is $5 per person. Threeto 6-yr-olds, 5 to 5:25 p.m.; 7-to 12-yr-olds, 5:30 to 5:55 p.m.; 13- to 18-yr-olds, 6 to 6:25 p.m.; all ages, 6:30 to 6:55 p.m. Pre-register/Info: tricitiescpf@gmail.com. The Maple Leaf Singers provide the entertainment at a Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam) Pub Night Dinner. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers; includes dinner. Pre-registration required. Info: 604-927-6098. Port Moody Festival of the Arts presents a free reading by author Mike McCardell, 7 p.m. at Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Presented in partnership with the Port Moody Public Library. Info: 604-931-2008 or www. pomoartsfestival.ca.

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Moody), with music, magicians 664-1636 Ext. 29. and entertainment. Free. Info: St. Clare of Assisi Parish info@portmoodymuseum.org. offers Blessing of the Animals, 2 p.m. (1320 Johnson St., MONDAY, OCT. 3 Coquitlam). All family pets English Corner at the Port except snakes are Coquitlam Rec welcome. Donations Complex (Green accepted, including Bulletin Board Room, 2150 cash, pet food and events@thenownews.com Wilson Ave, Port supplies for the local Coquitlam) welanimal shelter. comes everyone 7:30 to 9:30 The Port Moody Station p.m. to practise conversational Museum presents Ioco Ghost English in a friendly environTown Day, noon to 4 p.m. ment. (1st Ave. and Ioco Rd., Port

TUESDAY, OCT. 4

Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group holds its monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the Pinetree Community Ctr. (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Those involved with prostate problems are invited to share in a strictly confidential environment. Info: 604-9368703 or 604-936-2998. Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary meets 7 p.m., in the ParkLane Room of the hospi-

tal (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody). Guests and prospective new members are welcome. Barnet Lions Club meets at 7 p.m., at the Coquitlam Grill Restaurant (2635 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam). New members welcome. Info: 604-644-7194, www.barnetlions.com. 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. Info: lincolntm.

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The women of St. Catherine’s Anglican Church are hosting a shopping extravaganza, 1 to 4 p.m. at Trinity United Church (2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam) with a variety of home party vendors on site. Tickets $3, incl. coffee and dessert.

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

The 33rd Annual Motorcycle Toy Run hits the streets 10 a.m., starting at Coquitlam Centre Mall. Open to all motorcyclists who bring a new, wrapped (in plastic) toy. Sorry, no stuffed animals. Info: office@lmcb.ca or bccombc.com. The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society hosts the last guided tree tour of the year, 1 p.m., starting at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Bldg. (site map at www. rhcs.org). Info: 604-290-9910. Metro Vancouver offers a Bear Essentials free dropin program, 1 to 4 p.m. at Minnekhada Regional Park (off Oliver Rd., Coquitlam). Hear from a park interpreter about black bear biology, with interactive displays. Info: www. metrovancouver.org. Place des Arts presents a free Family Day, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Part of Canada Culture Days, with artist displays and demonstrations and drop-in workshops. Info: 604-

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936-5900. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) invites new members at Place Maillardville (1200 to experience friendly group Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). Info: support for weight loss, with a 604-931-5650. number of chapters in the TriTerry Fox Library is holdCities area. Info: 604-941-8699 ing a Pyjama Storytime for or visit www.tops.org. preschool-aged children and Special Olympics B.C., their families on the first Coquitlam branch, needs volWednesday of the month (Oct unteers to help run sporting 5, Nov 2, Dec 7), 6:45 to 7:15 programs and events. Info: p.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port 604-737-3125. Coquitlam). Info: 604-927Scouts francophones is 7999. seeking leaders. SHARE alcohol This fulfilling and drug program volunteer poscontinues its ition includes education series events@thenownews.com opportunities with a discusfor personal sion on “Relapse growth, adventure and Prevention,” from 7 to 8:30 practicum hours. Info: p.m. (2nd Floor, 2615 Clarke Monique at 604-936-3624. St., Port Moody). Program is Vancouver Rape Relief and free. Info: 604-936-3900. They Hyde Creek Watershed Women’s Shelter needs volunteers for its 24-hour rape crisis Society meets 7:15 p.m. at line and shelter for battered the Education Centre and Hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian women. Free training is proRd., Port Coquitlam) for a gen- vided. Info: 604-872-8212. Coquitlam Lawn Bowling eral meeting. Info: 604-461Club is looking for new mem3474, www.hydecreek.org. bers to take part at the lanes ONGOING behind Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Kyle Centre offers dropPoirier St. Info: Ann at 604in bridge for all skill levels 939-8976. from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Developmental Disabilities Tuesday. Soup and sandwich Association offers free pickup lunch follows, prepared by of gently used houseware Community Integration items, including dishes, toys Services Society, which supand books. Cloth items can be ports adults with disabilities. dropped off in bins. Furniture, Info: 604-469-4561. dishes and clothes are accepted North Fraser Alzheimer at donation stations. Info: 604Resource Centre offers 273-4332. monthly caregiver support Tri-City Family Place offers groups in Coquitlam and Port a drop-in program for parents Coquitlam. Info: 604-298-0780. and caregivers of children SUCCESS is looking under six years, open Tuesdays for volunteers for its host to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 program, which helps new p.m. (2062 Manning Ave., Port immigrants adapt to Canadian Coquitlam). Info: 604-945society. Info: Shirley at 6040048.  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 27

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Les Echos du Pacifique, Maillardville’s francophone choir, is looking for new singing members for their 38th season. Rehearsals take place at Centre Bel-Age of Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). Info: 604266-4699 or lmayba@sd40. bc.ca. Westcoast Harmony Chorus is seeking energetic, motivated women who love to sing. Attend a Wednesday night rehearsal to hear this awardwinning, four-part harmony chorus. Info: 604-596-6735. Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. The Coquitlam group meets the last Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., and the Port Coquitlam group meets the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. A Chinese-speaking support group is held the first Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711. Barnet Sailing Cooperative welcomes new members, be they landlubbers or old salts. Members sail the waters of Burrard Inlet, Desolation and Howe sounds, the Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia. Info: www.barnetsailing.bc.ca. Al-Anon meets Mondays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Como Lake United Church (535 Marmont St. Coquitlam), as well as Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 2318 St. Johns St. in Port Moody. Info: 604-6881716 or 604-461-6991. The Glee Club seeks volunteers for a fun musical environment for children, Sundays 2 to 3:30 p.m., from Sept. 25 to Dec. 11 at Leigh

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program was started, to protect these places, so that wouldn’t happen ever again. Q: What’s the history of Skedans? A: In this village there would have been 27 houses and approximately 400 to 450 people would have lived here. You can imagine the canoes on the beach — everybody going out to get halibut or salmon, then coming back, hanging them in the smokehouses and milling about. Q: What’s here today? A: There are a few poles standing. Some are lying on the ground. They’re mostly mortuary poles and memorial poles. Some have been removed and put in museums to protect them. If you go to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, there’s a full miniature replica of the village as it was. Q: How many watchmen are there? Where do you sleep? A: There are two people on this site. Our cabin is only two years old and it’s absolutely beautiful. There are two bedrooms, a main living area, a kitchen/dining area, a wood stove, propane stove and an electric fridge/freezer. We’ve got battery packs on the side, solar panels in the tree and a wind generator on the top of the tree. Q: No TV, I take it. A: That’s one of the things we’re not allowed to have because we’re here to show people the culture. They request that we don’t have any electronics. The only thing we do have is a radio to contact town. Q: So you don’t leave the village at all during your stay? A: I’m at this site for a whole month. I don’t leave. We get to go out on a boat once in a while if we get time, but there are so many people coming in and out of here. Q: What do you do all day? A: On a slow day, when there’s nobody here, we’ll cut the grass, we’ll make sure everything looks nice and neat and tidy. When people do come in, we give them a tour of the village. Some days it can get quite hectic, or we might not see anybody. It’s very weather dependent. Q: How do you entertain yourself on those slow days? A: Lots of reading. And getting creative with my cooking. I’ve made curried chicken, apple rhubarb pie, some cream puffs … Q: What? You have ingredients for cream puffs here? A: Our supply boat comes every two weeks, so we send a grocery order in and they come down with our propane, our gas and our bottled water. I love cream puffs. Whoever I work with, they absolutely love working with me. Q: Did you watch the show Survivor to prepare for this? A: It’s one of my favourite shows. If they put me on it, I think I could probably do it. Q: What is that neat hat you’re wearing? A: It’s a red cedar bark hat. I made it last summer. It took me about three and a half weeks to make it, right from the bark to what you see on my head now. Q: What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you finish your stint as a watchman? A: I’m going to go buy a flat screen TV (guilty laugh). I’ve got this big clunker of an old TV and it’s time to get a new one.

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Sockeye salmon, which are known for their bright red colour, only turn red when they return to freshwater streams to spawn.

At their next meeting, Burke Mountain Naturalists will explore the issue of sockeye salmon on the Fraser River. The number of sockeye returning to the Fraser in 2009 was the lowest in 50 years, fueling fears that the stock was rapidly collapsing. Yet the following year saw a salmon bonanza, with huge numbers of returning fish. How can one year separate the worst and the best salmon returns? To find out what scientists think is causing such swings in salmon populations, attend the Oct. 11 meeting of the Burke Mountain Naturalists, when SFU professor John Reynolds will present a slideshow on the ups and downs of Fraser River sockeye. Reynolds is an expert on fisheries and risks of extinction, and has served as an advisor on these issues to federal and provincial governments. He co-chairs the marine fish section of the federally appointed Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, and has testified as an expert witness at the ongoing Cohen Commission of Enquiry into Fraser Sockeye Salmon. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the hall of Como Lake United Church (on the corner of Marmont Street and King Albert Avenue in Coquitlam). Non-members are welcome to attend. For more information, call 604-936-4108 or 604-461-3864, or see www.bmn.bc.ca.

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Adanacs make change at top Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com There’s gradual change and there’s out-of-the-blue change. Mark this down as out of the blue. The Coquitlam Adanacs relieved longtime volunteer Les Wingrove of his general manager job on Tuesday after more than 20 years in various positions. Taking over the post is assistant coach, Coquitlam council candidate and Burnaby fire department captain Randy Delmonico. “Les was there for a long time and it took us (coaches) all by surprise,” noted Delmonico, who will be retiring from the fire department in October after 34 years. “(The executive) had to talk me into it.” Wingrove, 67, has been the club’s GM since 1997, and served as its coach until 2000. He did both jobs at various times between 1989 and 1994 as well. Incoming club president Ed Ponsart said the decision to relieve Wingrove was extremely difficult. “After the result from our AGM on Sunday, there was some discussion by some members of the executive, not all, that we needed to make some changes,” said Ponsart, who previously served as a director. “We’d like to thank Les for his many years of devotion and service to the Adanacs. He’s gone through so many issues with the (Canadian Lacrosse Association) and (B.C. Lacrosse Association) on behalf of the team and the sport… He was a powerful advocate for the club.” Although the change at the top will involve some changes on the floor, both Delmonico, who played on the 1980s Nations championship club, and Ponsart said the moves won’t be wholesale. “There were some questions raised by some players that whether or not this move was a step towards dismantling the club,” said Ponsart. “The answer to that is no. We’ve got a young club with a lot of skill and talent, and we want to address a few areas of need and get back to where we think the Adanacs should be.” The club missed the playoffs with a 7-11 record. “We have the No. 1 draft pick and we anticipate that we will get a very good athlete there,” Delmonico said.

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Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils’ Dario Russo, left, tracks the ball while Riverside Rapids’ Jesse Cmolick, right, scrambles to defend during Tuesday’s senior boys AAA soccer season opener. Below, Best coach Dave Jones watches a scoring chance.

B.C. champs chart new course

There will be no settling at Dr. Charles Best this year. The reigning B.C. senior boys AAA soccer champions, the 20-plus strong squad charged out of the gate Tuesday with a solid 2-1 victory over the scrappy Riverside Rapids. And while Best is aiming for excellence again, the mark of excellence isn’t what it use to be — at least for the Blue Devils, that is. As a result of an ugly incident that closed the 2010 B.C. final, where the Coquitlam crew’s thrilling 3-2 overtime triumph over North Delta was marred by a brawl, both teams were suspended from the provincial championships for two years. That means the two-time defending champs won’t get a chance to defend their title. At a team meeting to start the season, the players were adamant that they wanted to hit the pitch — championship shot or not. “It is for the boys, who at this stage love playing for their school team,” remarked head coach Dave Jones, who has taken over the coaching reins from Alfonso Napoletano this year. “Even the new kids are pumped to play for the school, so there was no talk (of shutting it) down.” As evident by their season opener, the team is putting that attitude on the pitch, as well. The two sides exchanged goals early, with Challen

Rogers opening the scoring for Best just 10 minutes into the game off a set play from a corner. But the Rapids mounted a nice counter of their own, when Lucas Lee’s indirect kick soared over the Best netminder’s head into the cage. Rogers locked in for the game-winner in the second half, completing another corner kick by heading it into the net. The Blue Devils, with a dozen returning players from last year’s final, expect to face a lot of local challenges in the highly competitive Fraser Valley North league. Nothing will be taken for granted, Jones said. “This team has the skill and experience to play an attractive possession style of game,” he noted. “The kids are playing for the love of the game.” Putting in strong efforts for Riverside were goalkeeper Artum Nastenko and defenders Michael Bermeo, Mattene Kazemi and Smart Oni. In other action, the Port Moody Blues blanked Pinetree 2-0 in their opener, on goals from Nima Samiei and Siavosh Moshfeghi. In a full-team performance, the Blues were led by captains Matthew Fujii and Andre Pietramala, Phil Friesen and Shafiq Sarhadi. In their 2-2 draw with Centennial, the Terry Fox Ravens rallied late in the game on Ryan Sclater’s 25yard rocket. Kevin Roh also tallied.


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Valley squads serve up Cup surprises Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com Chalk two up for the little guys. The Fraser Valley Soccer League men’s premier circuit, long considered second division to the Vancouver Metro Soccer League, took three of four matches in the round of 16 in the Carlsberg Pacific Cup tournament last week. Among the three victors were two FVSL powerhouses, the PoCo FC and Port Moody Gunners while the only Valley team to fall was defending champion Peace Arch. Nine of the 16 teams were from the VMSL, and the other three were from the VISL. The winning streak started Friday, when the Gunners out-hustled and out-worked ICST Inter 2-1 in penalty kicks on the Port Moody turf. A day later, PoCo handed Columbus FC its first loss of the season in a 2-1 penalty kick decision at Vancouver’s Adanac Park. Surrey FC Athletic registered the Valley’s other victory, knocking off the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Wolves 3-2. For Port Moody, there was some admitted nerves heading into a contest against some vaunted VMSL rival. “This is an interesting (cup) because you get to play different teams from (Vancouver) Metro, Vancouver Island and see how you measure up,” said Gunners coach Larry Moro. “By reputation alone we were a little nervous but midway through the first half we knew we could compete. We were pleasantly surprised.” Perhaps not as surprised as ICST, who have struggled out to a 1-0-2 VMSL start. Although deadlocked after 45 minutes, Port Moody rattled three shots off the crossbar from set plays, and kept up that tempo in the second half. At the 65th minute, Nima Ranji converted off another

set play, this time a free kick, where he scored after the ICST goalkeeper bobbled the ball. The Vancouver squad counted the equalizer with 15 minutes left in regulation. In penalty kicks, Gunners goalie Brent Godin stopped ICST’s third shot, while the Port Moody shooters cashed in all five of theirs for the win. “We took over in the second half. We were fairly confident at that stage,” noted Moro. “We dominated and had some good scoring chances and they pretty much converted their only one… Our fitness took over and we just outran them.” It proved a similar story for unbeaten PoCo, who grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second half only to see Columbus rally. Prior to their goal, PoCo lost a player to a double-yellow card, putting them a man-short for the remaining 15 minutes. Despite that, Rob Giezen deposited a tap in off Milad Rahmati’s set up two minutes later. Columbus tallied off a set play to tie it, but in penalty kicks PoCo’s Erman Ozkan turned back three of six shots while his teammates scored four times for the win. “Erman came through with the saves, he put us over,” remarked PoCo coach Thomas Mills. “It was a very intense match, really two wellbalanced teams who brought their best games to the park.” Although Columbus dominated early, PoCo gained steam and held its own until they were reduced to 10 players. “Basically we had no choice but to go more defensively, despite the game being scoreless,” said Mills. “After we scored we knew we were in for a tough run… It was a bit too long to hold on to a 1-0 lead with a player short.” Also turning in strong efforts were Coquitlam native Kevin Harmse, who is off to try

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GETTING THE LOW DOWN: Simon Fraser University Clan running back Stephen Spagnuolo, left, can’t evade Humboldt State linebacker Chris Peterson during Saturday’s 35-7 loss at Terry Fox Field. The Clan’s next test comes against Central Washington on Saturday in Ellensburg.

Coquitlam clobbers Vancouver in junior bantam, peewee the money each time despite slick condiIt began with the coin toss and just tions. rolled from there. Rounding out the offensive display were The Coquitlam junior bantam Raiders Darrell Gelera, with a 30-yard run, and won the coin toss and made it a momenZachary Merisca, who powered in from 25 tum changer, marching to a 48-0 victory yards. over the Vancouver Trojans. Providing impressive work Electing to receive, the on the defensive side were Raiders opened the scoring Marco Aiello, Taylor Poitras when Dylan Cusker caught the and Mak Stephens. short kickoff and returned it sports@thenownews.com for the first of six touchdowns. PEEWEE On their next possession, Bowen Goldade pulled down Liam Behind a powerful defensive demonStewart’s pass for a 30-yard major to make stration, the Coquitlam Cougars blasted it 16-0. Vancouver 36-0 in peewee football action. Before the first quarter ended, Sean Setting the tone was the defensive diliStewart corralled another kickoff and gence of Halen Davies, Eric Polan, Tyrese danced down the sidelines for another Reed and Jack Varney. major, his first of two. Kicker R.J. Shelley The top tackler was Oscar Herrerawent a perfect six-for-six on converts, as Nunez, who also chipped in with two field centre Taylor Lintott got the ball right on goals. Jarrod Hill recovered two fumbles.

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Scoring a pair of touchdowns each were Cedric Ducharme and Jevaun Jacobsen, while Joel Pielak also posted a TD. • Up most of the game, the Coquitlam peewee Wildcats were unable to protect their lead and faltered 12-6 to North Surrey. Coquitlam got off to a good start, beginning with rookie safety Greyson Dube logging his first tackle on the opening play from scrimmage. After a touchdown-saving tackle by Liam Stewart on the five-yard line halted a dangerous North Surrey march, Nico Depaoli took the ball on the next play and dashed 105 yards for the first major of the game. The Wildcats held that lead until late in the fourth quarter when North Surrey took advantage of a couple of penalties to tie the game. The same situation repeated itself to set up the game-winning major.

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Michelle Francis scored the club’s first goal, finishing off a breakaway just before the half. In the second half, Francis buried two more, while Corynne Ayling cashed in the other pair. Anchoring a solid defensive outing were Marla McIlveen and Mallory Townsend. Netminder Claire Ayling preserved the win. • In a game of give-and-go, the Metro-Ford u17 Div. 3 boys Blaze rallied to salvage a 3-3 draw with Abbotsford. Coquitlam led 2-1 but found itself trailing after a two quick Abbotsford markers. Jesse Merks, who supplied all the goals for the Blaze, netted the tying goal with just two minutes left to play. • The Metro-Ford u-11 boys Shakhtar looked to be in the clear for a one-goal win, until cross-river rival Port Coquitlam netted the equalizer in a 2-2 standstill. Coquitlam got off to a slow start but grabbed the lead on Takashi Yen’s hard drive. PoCo responded quickly off a corner kick. Liam James restored Shakhtar’s lead just before the half, but it wouldn’t stand up. Turning in standout efforts were Luca Antongiovanni, Dante Bandiera and Hamish Ogden.

Wolves hunting for first win out for Portland of the Major Soccer League, and Mike Gomes. The Pacific Cup’s quarterfinals are slated for Oct. 28, when PoCo visits the VMSL’s Richmond Hibernian, while Port Moody heads across the Fraser River to play the VMSL’s Surrey United. They get back into league play this weekend, with Port Moody going to Chilliwack to play the undefeated FC Rapids on Friday, and PoCo heading to Langley on Saturday to face Trinity Western. In other VMSL action, Coquitlam is still looking for its first win of the premier season after suffering a 1-0 setback to ICSF Inter on Tuesday. The game’s only goal came midway into the second half, when Herman Sidhu headed the ball past netminder Matt Bird. Playing well in the loss were Sam Coulter and Andrew Veer. The Wolves play tonight (Friday, 8 p.m. at Coquitlam Town Centre East) against the winless Delta United.

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Margaret Ellen Lang nee Buchanan passed away peacefully at her home in Kingsmen Care Center in Tsawwassen, B.C. in the early morning of Sept 5, 2011. She was in her 97th year. Margaret was born on March 16, 1915 on the family homestead south of Morden, Manitoba. She was the 5th child born to Frederick Herbert Buchanan and Mary Ann Buchanan nee Kreller. She is survived by her son Glenn (Micki ) Andrews of Barriere, B.C. and her daughter Ellen Andrews of Tsawwassen, B.C.; 7 grandchildren; 14 & 1/2 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and numerous nieces & nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Arthur Lang and her 6 siblings. Margaret moved to British Columbia in 1941 and remained the rest of her life in the greater Vancouver area, where she raised her family. She worked variously, starting in the berry industry and finally retiring as a drapery consultant. She enjoyed many hobbies. She will be missed by this large family. A Memorial Service will be held in Barriere, B.C. at the Church of St Paul, 4464 Barriere Town Road, on Saturday October 15, 2011 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Children’s Hospital Vancouver, B.C. would be greatly appreciated.

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RECRUITER Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting and providing the Human Resources Manager with a full range of recruitment support to various mining sites to ensure that the staffing needs of Procon are provided in the most efficient and effective means possible on a day-to-day basis. Requirements: • Minimum of 3 years of experience in recruiting (experience with Mining recruitment is essential) • Ability to effectively communicate and interact at all levels within the company. • Proven ability to effectively manage time, deal with a fast-paced environment and prioritize responsibilities. • Experience in working effectively with peoples from different cultures. • Excellent knowledge with MS Office along with advanced Excel skills • Mining knowledge an asset • The ability to verbally communicate in both English. If this position interests you, you have the experience we are looking for, and want to join a dynamic mining group, submit an application to:

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your domestic situation, kids, garden, farm, food, mortgage, security, home ownership – you have to take some serious, supportive actions in these this month. You might cut someone/ something out of your life, and begin letting (an)other(s) in. Careful Sunday – avoid impulsive money actions, and friends who urge you to spend. Relationships you want to cultivate hit “road bumps” Tuesday, but a good friend might fill Monday. Look after investments, finances Wednesday to Friday – good luck abounds here! (They’re good “sexy” days too.) Love, children, beauty bring quiet bliss Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead are not supremely important, but your career remains under great auspices, so use the natural restless, communicative, determined and attention-getting influence that flows over you now to further your career, speak to those in charge, seek information bearing on your ambitions, etc. Sunday raises your romantic antennae, but results are uncertain. A situation might pit your morals or legal awareness against your ambitious urges. Be honest. Tackle (only) routine chores Monday/Tuesday. Wednesday to Friday present many opportunities, if you’re flexible and eager. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Chase money. You can make some Wednesday to Friday by plunging into work, getting a new job, landing clients, or otherwise expending effort. Your intuition will be high about a work-money connection – follow a mild little impulse without questioning it. This is a splendid time to purchase machinery or health supplies, especially cosmetic oils. Earlier, Sunday’s for home, but contains a dangerous “possibility” of being too adventurous in financial, sports or “hidden sexual” zones. Romance might enchant you briefly Monday/Tuesday, but it’s not a winner. Saturday’s busy, alive.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Make your mark, grab success! Your energy, charisma, timing and effectiveness soar to a yearly high. Get out, ask favours, take charge, give instructions, tackle things that intimidated you before. Your popularity, while not broad, is intense and fortunate, bringing you just the right people, especially if you’re seeking partnerships. (Though this is better for financial than marital partnerships, as sex is high, but fidelity isn’t.) Still, popularity/partnering conflict with money/ sexual desires Sunday: be cautious through Tuesday. Romance, creativity soar Wednesday to Friday! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Rest, lie low, contemplate, plan. Be charitable, spiritual. Deal with government agencies, large corporations, wherever red tape rules. Don’t compete: pick safety. Bosses are temperamental, but you can impress them with “pure work.” Sunday’s good for money, but take care this day through Tuesday: words could go where you don’t want them to. A competitor, opportunity or “career adventure” is dangerous (though it could succeed). Home, real estate, security are blessed Wednesday to Friday. Your intuition’s excellent about “letting go” of somebody/thing. Romantic notions Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Popularity, optimism, flirtations, entertainment, social joys and the feeling that a wish has come true: these fill this month. Romance, higher education, international matters, or legal affairs might hit a strange barrier Sunday – it’s as if you’re fighting yourself, yet you win. (Avoid legal hassles through early November.) Money and work combine well Monday, but money obstructions fill Tuesday. Run errands, travel, communicate Wednesday to Friday – friends, siblings are helpful, true blue – romance, deep affections possible. Spend Saturday quietly: rest, enjoy nature.

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Oct. 2 - 8, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Be ambitious – bosses, parents and VIPs favour you now (especially this week). Engage in a series of conversations or “proposal meetings.” Be careful Sunday – trying to mix romance and sex, or investments with a gambling mood, might trigger uncontrollable events. Your energy, magnetism and sense of timing improve Monday/Tuesday: be creative Monday, ambitious both days. Your money and earnings outlook improves mightily Wednesday to Friday: your intuition about business, career is tops these days. Saturday’s for friends, happiness. Until mid-November, don’t invest impulsively. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: All intellectual, learning, publishing, international, cultural, legal, religious and similar activities are favoured in October – more this week than later, so don’t delay. (But lie low Monday/ Tuesday.) Relationships are intense – don’t talk so rapidly no one can interject. You could jump all hurdles (especially Sunday or Wednesday to Friday) and find yourself in a huge love affair, scheduled for marriage, or in a huge fight! Wisdom is needed, but you have lots of it this month. You toy with relocating, perhaps a short distance. Your real estate outlook is grand, lucky. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Mysteries, secrets, half-sensed forces and truths – the depths of life draw you every October. These depths include sexual urges and large finances, health diagnoses, intimate commitments and lifestyle changes. These are very favoured now, especially Wednesday to Friday – overcome any weariness or indecision and dive in. Earlier, Sunday pits your duties against a desire to talk, wander or travel. Your hopes rise Monday/Tuesday, but proceed cautiously. Work remains intense, and will continue so to mid-November – but it’s lucrative, so keep at it. Your energy rises Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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6020-02

Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. 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. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

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

Don’t Miss THIS!

MAPLE RIDGE, Clean 1 BR & 2 BR H/w flrs, prkg. nr ammens, Small pets ok. $800 & $900 incl heat & h/w. Now. 604-329-7908

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

561 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Includes heat, hot water, u/g prkg, cls to bus stop, school, SFU, Lougheed Mall, Sorry No Pets.

Office 604-773-6467

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

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

Sat & Sun 1-3pm, 1579 Western Dr Port Coquitlam nice 3 BR, 2 bath, sunroom, with suite. $499,000. Call 604-671-7498

NEW WEST, Quay, Furnished lrg 1 BR +Den. Nov 1 avail for 4 - 5 mth. NS/NP $1495. 604-524-0804

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

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

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

BBY, Upper Deer Lake. Duplex on quiet street: 3 BR, upper floor. F/p, d/w, private laundry, sundeck. $1,500/mo + 60% util. Also: 1 BR. grd/lvl suite, $750/mo + 30% utils. Or 2 BR, grd/lvl suite, $1,100/mo + 40% util. N/s, no pets. Near all ammen. Avail Nov 1st. Refs req’d. 604-970-9603

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

Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $775/mo, 2 BR Apt, $950/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1150/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

6540

Houses - Rent

2,3,4 Bdrm Homes! RENT TO OWN. Poor Credit Ok, Low Down Call Karyn 604-857-3597

BBY S. Metrotown, 4 BR, 2500sf, all high end appls, 2.5 bath, 2 jacuzzi, 1 steam rm, hrdwd & slate, open kitch, dbl garage, $3000. Av Nov 1. N/S. Pet negot. Million $ VIEW of North Shore! Refs req’d. 604-649-1571

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

SUNSET PARK

COQ CTR, by schools, College, 5 BR, 2 baths, lrg yrd, storage, refs. $1600, avl immed. 604-939-0273

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

'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

5870 Sunset Street

6450

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

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

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, Coq, WW Plat, 1100 sf, full bath, priv w/d & ent, N/s, N/p. $950 + 1/3 hyd. 604-464-3676

BBY 17TH Ave. 2 BR + Den, inste W/D. $965 incl hydro. NS/NP. Oct 1. Refs. Close to bus & shops. 604-524-5216 or 604-522-9100 BBY CENTRAL immac 1 BR, nr BCIT/Highschool. $750 incls utls, cbl, net. N/S. Now. 604-889-8529 BBY, DEER LAKE. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Refs. $950/mo incls utils. 604-298-9149

BBY, E. 18th Ave. 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/np. $950/mo incl hydro/cable/ basic internet. Near elem & high schools. Nov 1st. 604-522-9756 BBY E, 2 yrs old, upper flr 3 BR, 2 bath, jacuzzi, hrdwd flrs, h/w heating, 1 car garage, 1 blk to Elem Schl & transit, nr High Schl, N/P, $900/mo. 604-861-8819

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

Time to Get Your Own Place? Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online!

FOR RENT

1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Afford able monthly rent.

Go to http://www.thenownews.com or call 604-444-3000.

6602

BBY N newly reno 2 BR bsmt ste. Nr SFU, cls to all amens, incls laundry, N/P, N/S. Avail now. $1000. Vince 604-299-3695 BBY nr Brentwood/Skytn, 1 BR glvl ste, suits 1, NS/NP, avail Oct 1st. $785 incl utils. 604-294-5435

BBY SOUTH UPPER 2 BR + Den 2,000sf ste, W/D, D/W, lge deck, sec pkng. Nr bus/schls/5 mins to Metro Town. NS/NP. $1350 + 1/3 utils. Avail Nov 1. 778-883-8983

COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, priv w/d & entry. Ns/np. $950/mo + 1⁄3 util. 604-612-3384

2BDRM+Den Pt Moody Heritage Mtn hdwd flrs patio 980SqFt quiet $950+1/3 Utils 6047871011 av now

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ MAILLARDVILLE, 231 Le Blue St. Main flr bach ste, priv entry, $595/mo incls utls, prkg. Avail Nov 1. N/S. 604-291-1173

1BR Foster/Poirier Coq G lvl huge bedrm alarm own w/d $780 incl heat near bus/rec n/s n/p 604 936 8361 NEW WEST, Queensboro, 1 BR, Newly Reno’d, incls utils & sat, $550. clean & quiet, Oct 1, n/p. 604-515-7875 or 778-829-7675 NEW WEST Queensboro Brand new 2 BR 2 lvl ste, 1.5 baths, own w/d, d/w, $1200 incls utils, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. Also Lrge 2 BR ste Avail Nov 1, $850 incls utils, n/s, n/p, no w/d, 604-521-7348, 604-218-4164 PO CO 2 BR, f/bath, f/p, priv w/d. Great view! N/S/N/P. $950 incl utls. Avail Oct 1. 604-944-1479 PO CO Maryhill bright 1 BR suite,own ent/patio, shared w/d, near bus, ns. np. $650 inc utils. Available Oct 1. 604-315-6611 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

6605

Townhouses Rent

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets.

Call 604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

7010

Personals

SURROGATE needed for professionals. Excellent benefits (pay off mortgage, school) Serious inquiries only. 778 773-5030

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

CALL 604 723-8215

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

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

6602

No pets. Available now.

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail now. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012 coquitlampropertyrentals.com

New Westminster

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

604 939-0944

RIVERS INLET Apartments

6595-40

NEW WEST. Furn’d Room, $475 incls sh’d kitch/bath/utils. 604-767-3863 or 604-524-8821

BONSOR APTS

Large bright 1 br @ $790 1117 Ridgeway Ave. incl heat, hot water, dw, cat ok, ns, avail Oct 1, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941

CALYPSO COURT www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $20,500 down $2,025/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST. 1 BR apt, view, $765/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636

401 Westview St, Coq

REAL ESTATE

6508

BURNABY 1 BR apt nr Metrotown & skytrain, n/p, n/s, n/d, $720 & up. 604-908-8981

AMBER (W)

604.777.5046

Real Estate Services

Apt/Condos

office: 604- 936-3907

www.REALCARCASH.com

6005

6508

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

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

L & J Finishing Carpentry For all your woodworking needs Custom millwork, kitchens & baths, custom furniture, flooring, crown mouldings, baseboards. Over 25 years experience. Call Luigi 604-790-2540 www.ljfinishing.com

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

Maids 'R' US

Excellent Home Cleaning! ★Best Rates/Prices ★Residential & Commercial ★Excellent References 27 Years Experience 604-808-0212

8055

Cleaning

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421 Exp’d Reliable Lady Residential cleaning & move in / outs. Tri-Cities ★ 604-944-7980 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

8060

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

Home Services

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HOME SERVICES

8073

Drainage

8155

Landscaping

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

NEW WEST ELECTRIC Lic 94644 Rewiring & Service & Upgrades Free Est. 604-724-7381 24/7

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

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

FRASER VALLEY Landscaping & Gardening Moss control, pruning, hedge trims, bark mulch, power raking, turf install, top dressing, yard clean-up, lawn maintenance. Darren 604-793-2250 Cell 604-760-1635

COQUITLAM

LANDSCAPING LTD.

❏ FALL CLEAN-UP ❏ Yard Maintenance ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Weeding ❏ Retaining Walls ❏ Lawn Cuttng 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

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

Call: 604-240-3344

8125

Gutters

Grant’s Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning & Repairs: Complete Pressure Washing, Roofs, Houses, Driveways etc.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808

EZ GO MOVERS

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

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740 NO JOB TOO SMALL! 20 yrs exp, Home Repairs & Reno’s. Ref avail. Call Mike 604-376-0912

604-524-2177 www.ezgomovers.com $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 L & D Movers Small Deliveries, Vehicle, RV, Boat Hauling, Pod Packing, Bsmt Blockers, Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

A-1 PAINT CO. Summer Special

15% OFF

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

604-724-3832 A Name You Can Trust

STARBRUSH PAINTING • Free Estimates • Seniors Disc. • High Quality, Low Cost • WCB

25% Off with this ad

Call 604-518-0974

8155

Quality Work You Can Trust!

ALLSTAR PAINTING Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

CORAZZA CONTRACTING Reno’s, kitchens, baths, additions, tiles & hardwood. Over 20 yrs exp. Carlo 604-818-5919 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. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)

8250

Roofing

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • BBB

604-588-0833

604-727-0043

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

942-5394

8205

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

8220

• Conversion from Cedar to Asphalt, Shingles, Fibreglass ★ Lifetime Warranty ★ • WCB, BBB & Liability Insur.

Call Gary at: 604-599-5611

www.bestbusyboysroofing.com email: info@bestbusyboysroofing.com

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

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

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

Power Washing

Mobile Building Pressure Wash Roof, Concrete & Vinyl Cleaning Best for Less! • 604-521-6860

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

8255

782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS

LOW COST Rubbish Removal Reno’s & Drywall / Demo. YARD & HOME Cleanup 604-727-5232

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

Since 1983

Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

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

WWW.RENORITE.COM

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

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

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com JUNK REMOVAL Household junk, appls, garage & yard clean up. 604-783-2395

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8309

Tiling

European Installer. Hardwood & laminate floors, and ceramic tiles. Call Roman, 604-722-8432

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

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

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9160

Sports & Imports

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

1994 HONDA Civic 4 dr sedan, red, auto, a/c, 217,000 km, runs well, $3350 obo 604-922-7367

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2000 HONDA Accord 4 dr, 240k kms, A/C, aircared 2 yrs. Exc cond. $4200obo. 778-552-4184

2H

E

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175 1980 450SL, collector plates, 123K, 2 tops, seafoam green, original paint, exc. shape! all records $13,000, 604-921-9788

9125

Domestic

1990 CADILLAC Seville, White, Well maintained, aircared, lady driven. $2500. Sry 604-576-0337

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1994 FORD Taurus, 190k, A/C. Runs great, good student car, best offer. Coq. 778-233-4863 1994 MERCURY Topaz, 245,000 km, good drivable cond, has small oil leak $500. 604-943-5121 2005 BUICK Rendezvous, auto pw, keyless ent. 140 K kms, 1 owner. No accidents. $6500. 604-986-1115, 604-723-5689

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9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1973 TRIUMPH 750 Bonneville 6' over front end, Mikuni carbs, K&N filters, $5000. Ph 604-792-6404 or 604-316-3358 (lve message)

9145

1988 CHEV Silverado 1/2 ton pick-up, 1 owner 20 yrs, pleasure use only super clean $3000. 604-987-1456

2007 DODGE Caravan BCAA inspected $8,960 77,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

Free Junk Car Towing! We Will Pay You Cash For It! Call

604-375-9444

9172

9173

Utility Trailers

2007 JEEP Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4 wd BCAA inspected $22,960 89,600 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

Vans

2008 GRAND CARAVAN SE (Stow n go) BCAA inspected $11,980 112,700 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

9522

Scrap Car Removal

JUNK MY CAR FOR CA$H

2003 Ford Focus ZX3 Blk. 116,000 kms. Man. AC. NSP. CC. 2.0L. $6,595 OBO. Call: (604) 796-0607.

$299 OBO. Ideal for transporting small livestock such as goats, calves, pigs, etc. 604-534-1092

Luxury Cars

COASTAL RESTORATION. Stucco, int & ext painting, leak repairs. 20 yrs exp. 604-562-4442 J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

Tree Services

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

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH

8315

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

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

2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 45,000 kms Silver/black interior, no accidents. excellent condition $15,500 Call: (604) 506-9661

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

8225

$ BEST RATES $

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

Best Busy Boys Roofing

PLUMBERS

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

Tree Services

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

Plumbing

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

8315

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Paving/Seal Coating

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Free Estimates

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

FALL SPECIALS PRICES!! ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

Magic Star Painting

Call Now: 780-6510

Renovations & Home Improvement

#1 Roofing Company in BC

604-723-8434

Fall Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379

8240

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

#1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 32 yrs exp. Fall Special Ext/Int. 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967

Bill 604-298-1222

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

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

D&M PAINTING

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

Top Quality Quick Work

Landscaping

Painting/ Wallpaper

Quick & Reliable Movers from$48 per hour

grantshomemaintenance@shaw.ca

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

8195

A39

RV’s/Trailers

2004 FLAGSTAFF E Z Tow 21ft travel trailer. Grt cond, hardly used.More pics & info by request. $11,000obo. 604 796 8894 2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loaded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2007 PONTIAC Torrent FWD (moonroof) BCAA inspected $12,980 81,000 k’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

2008 SPORTSMEN 28ft 5th Wheel. 2 slides, all equip, super clean! $20,900. 604-230-2728

2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 BCAA inspected $24,980 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

9160

Sports & Imports

RV PACKAGE $15,900 - 2001 26’ Triple E Topaz 5th wheel, 1995 Chev Silverado pick up 175,000k’s. Both excellent condition. Ph 604-824-2068

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

1970 VOLKSWAGEN Karman Ghia a diamond in the rough needing the care of a restoration. Incl front & rear bumpers & all glass but front window. $1000 obo 778-551-1667

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, lrg slide. EXC cond! $43,900obo. 604-996-8065


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

Friday, September 30, 2011

“Nurturing and Equipping the whole child in a Christ-centered community.” THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF EDUCATION PROVIDED THROUGH TEACHING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY LEARNING

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

C A L E N D A R o f D AT E S f o r t h e f a m i l i e s o f H o p e

• Your most valued treasure is cared for at Hope • Caring for the child & Family • Focus on numeracy, literacy & creativity • Learning with cutting edge technological tools • September Terry Fox Run • September New Parent Feedback Session OCTOBER • October 4 PTL Meeting • October 5 Bring your Grandparents/Special Friend Day • October 17 Gym Sense • October 21 Hot Food Day • October 27 Parent-Teacher Conferences • October 28 Parent-Teacher Conferences NOVEMBER • November 1 PTL Meeting • November 4 Fun Food Sale • November 8 & 9 High School Midterms • November 9 Remembrance Day Assembly • November 23 High School Midterm Reports Issued • November 25 Hot Food Day • November 30 Celebration Assembly - K-8 Report Cards Issued DECEMBER • December 2 Fun Food Sale • December 6 PTL Meeting • December 14/15 Bethlehem Walk • December 16 Last day of school before Christmas

MIDDLE SCHOOL

• Leadership opportunities • Courses are instructed by specialists in the field • Focus on service to others • Excellence in athletics & fine arts

HIGH SCHOOL

• Emphasis on preparing for post secondary education • Small class sizes • One to one laptop to student ration • A caring and loving student body

E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

“Everyday is Open House”

Located in Port Coquitlam serving communities in the surrounding area REGISTER NOW for 2011-2012 academic school year * Space in Gr. 1, 3, 7, 8 & high school

For more information visit

www.hopelcs.ca

604-942-5322 info@hopelcs.ca 3151 York Street, Port Coquitlam (across from McLean Park)


Coquitlam Now September 30 2011