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Overpass earns industry bouquet Port Coquitlam’s Coast Meridian Overpass (CMO) has been recognized with an engineering award this year — again. The city’s design-build partner in the project, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc., received an Award of Excellence in the transportation category at the 2011 Canadian Consulting Engineers Awards (CCEA) gala on Nov. 1 in Ottawa. The CCEA’s are considered the highest form of recognition for the consulting engineering industry. In March of this year, the CMO received an award of merit in engineering excellence in the transportation category at the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia Awards. “This is further recognition of the outstanding engineering effort that went into the CMO,” said Mayor Greg Moore. “The challenge of crossing a working rail yard forced us to be creative and innovative in the engineering and design. “The results of that engineering excellence continue to be felt every day, in terms of improved access through our community.” The city’s largest-ever transportation project, the 580-metre-long cable-stayed structure opened to the public in March 2010 after a two-year construction period. Spanning the Canadian Pacific Railway yards, the CMO bridges the north and south sides of the community with four travel lanes, sidewalk and bicycle lanes. The engineering community has also applauded the ingenuity and complexity of the cable-stayed design, which allowed for a two-metre reduction in the depth of the steel beams.

Port Moody trio eye mayor’s chair With Joe Trasolini stepping down, three throw their hats into mayor’s race. Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com

Changes are brewing in Port Moody. Residents will soon elect a new mayor, who will tackle the task of leading at least three new councillors and a new city manager. Long-time Mayor Joe Trasolini is stepping down from his post, and three contenders are vying to fill his seat — Mike Clay, Katie Kickbush and Robert Simons. Clay, a city councillor for the past two terms, said the move to mayor

would be a natural progression for him. “I think the next logical step is to find a mayor that’s been on council. It’s a huge learning curve,” said Clay. “I spent the first two years on council learning my way around and developing relationships with our staff and the other municipalities. I have really good friends in a lot of the other municipalities that I can pick up the phone and call and rely on to get another opinion or another way of looking at things. “It takes years to build those relationships, and I have them,” said Clay, a 45-year-old computer and technology consultant.

“With a whole bunch of new councillors and a new city manager, I think it’s important that we have some stability in the mayor’s office. In working with TransLink and Metro Vancouver, they know that they don’t need to start over again in Port Moody. We’re halfway through an awful lot of projects, and trying to restart everything would be difficult when bringing people up to speed at the same time.” A political newcomer, Kickbush takes the opposite standpoint. “In terms of not being in politics, I think that that’s a fantastic positive as opposed to a negative … Without

being in politics, I’m not jaded over the labouring over these items for the past three, six, nine years, so I bring a fresh eye. Instead of being hung up on what we weren’t able to do, I’ll be able to focus on what can we do. I’m full of energy and nothing has worn me down,” said 27-year-old Kickbush, who has leadership experience as a Telus program manager. “I bring a different angle of looking at things … Same thing with me being fresh, having a fresh team would have the exact same appeal. We would all be  CONTINUED ON PAGE 5, see CANDIDATES.

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In THE NOW News: The cargo ship MCP Altona could finally be lifting anchor from west of Belcarra Regional Park if a legal dispute over the ship, which suffered a uranium spill earlier this year, is settled. The ship was bound for China when a load of Saskatchewan uranium spilled in its hold.

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t once contained radioactive material and is now sitting off the waters of Belcarra, but the saga of the MCP Altona may soon be coming to an end. The ship has been at the centre of controversy dating back to late last year, when a load of uranium concentrate commonly referred to as yellowcake spilled on board during an accident between Hawaii and the Midway Islands. Ordered back to B.C. waters after the spill, the ship has been sitting off the waters of Belcarra Regional Park for nearly six months, according to some Belcarra residents who contacted The NOW with concerns around the potential impact on the local environment. That holding pattern was due in large part to a legal dispute between the Saskatchewan-based company that produced the cargo, Cameco Corp., the ship’s owners and other companies linked to the transport. Cameco was seeking about $19 million to recoup its losses from last year’s accident and was waiting for the ship to be bought. None of the allegations have been proven in court. Once the sale is completed, the boat can be moved from its current location. But in an interview this week, a shipbroker tasked with overseeing the sale

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of the vessel confirmed to The NOW that the Altona has been sold and would be moved from local waters “shortly.” When asked for more specifics, Compass Marine Services general manager Dave Hill declined to speak further. “She will be moving shortly,” Hill said. Although he couldn’t confirm a specific day for the ship’s move, Port Metro Vancouver harbour master Yoss Leclerc said only “paperwork and a change of ownership” was required. He could not provide details on the ship’s purchaser or the purchase price. “I think for everyone, the sooner [it leaves] the better, because every day [it remains in Indian Arm] is money that is lost,” Leclerc said. “The crew is on board. They’re all well, they’re all healthy and happy. They get their paycheque and there is food on board. They are just waiting to change the paperwork and to leave.” When asked for comment, Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew said he had few, if any, problems with the ship’s location or its contents. “I’m not concerned about it,” he said. “If it’s just a spill of yellowcake in the vessel itself, then there isn’t any risk to the surrounding population. But it does mean that it’s something to clean up. Of far more concern would be ships pumping bilge water with oil over the side of it.” Altona’s problems began in December 2010, when Cameco packed up 350

tonnes of uranium concentrate at its plant in Saskatchewan. The company put the radioactive powder into 840 drums, which it then packed into shipping containers for transport. The cargo was sent to Vancouver and loaded onto the Altona for shipment to China, where it would be processed into nuclear fuel. The ship set sail on Christmas Eve. Somewhere between Hawaii and the Midway Islands, the vessel hit rough weather, and some of the cargo fell over. An unspecified amount of the powder burst out of the drums and into the cargo hold. The crew discovered the mishap several days later. The ship initially tried to stop at Honolulu, but was prevented by the U.S. Coast Guard, which raised con-

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cerns over the hazardous material. The ship returned to B.C. and anchored at Ladysmith. Late in January, it was moved to the Ballantyne docks in the Port of Vancouver, where Cameco and the authorities oversaw the cleanup. The yellowcake was packed up and sent back to Saskatchewan and the ship was cleaned. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Transport Canada declared the Altona clean and safe in early May. It was moved to Indian Arm as the legal battles got underway. “There is no risk, there is no issue,” Leclerc said. “The ship has been inspected by Transport Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and there’s no risk whatsoever.” — with files from the Vancouver Sun


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No trick or treat for police duty section and the road safety Air One helicopHalloween hijinks made for a busy weekend ter. Criminal charges are pending, along with a for the Coquitlam RCMP. roadside driving prohibition. Officers dealt with more than 550 files, including 61 disturbance complaints, 47 noise Police grooming for Movember complaints related to fireworks and 12 reported Movember is here, and the Coquitlam RCMP assaults. are once again growing their Officers also issued at least 58 moustaches for the month-long motor vehicle charges for no licence, fundraiser for men’s health. The use of electronic device and failure Mantastics are growing and groomto use a seatbelt. They also removed Jen McFee ing their Mos to raise money for 31 drivers from the road who were prostate cancer research. under the influence. “We had a great — and hairy “If you are an impaired or distract— group of Mo growers last year and we raised ed driver in the Coquitlam RCMP’s jurisdiction, close to $7,500,” team captain Const. Ryan you will get caught,” Cpl. Jamie Chung said in a Ziebart said in a press release. “Unfortunately, press release. a lot of them have moved on but it was easy to find volunteers because Movember is such a Officer injured trying to stop great cause and it’s a really good time.” wrong-way driver To support the Mantastics and for more inforA Coquitlam RCMP officer was injured last mation, visit www.movember.com. week while trying to stop an alleged impaired Suspect sought in arson driver who avoided two road checks. Early in the morning on Friday, Oct. 28, the Coquitlam RCMP are seeking the public’s help Coquitlam RCMP set up two CounterAttack road to identify an alleged arsonist who set a car on checks near Lougheed Highway and Mary Hill fire in May. The unknown person allegedly set Bypass to look for impaired drivers. An alleged fire to vehicle in the 1100 block of Howie Avenue impaired driver saw the first roadblock and in Coquitlam. quickly took the exit to Mary Hill Bypass, where “Police investigators believe the arson is he saw the second roadblock. linked to something much more serious than “He then erratically backed up and allegedly a simple vehicle fire,” Cpl. Jamie Chung said in drove the wrong way heading westbound on a press release. “Had it not been for the quick Lougheed Highway in a reckless manner,” Cpl. action of Coquitlam Fire and Rescue to put out Jamie Chung said in a press release. the fire, it could have led to a greater property An officer noticed the vehicle driving the damage or even loss of life.” The Coquitlam RCMP, along with the provwrong direction and tried to intervene. The offiincial major crime section, are investigating cer hit the median, resulting in minor injuries. the arson. Anyone with information is asked to Meanwhile, the alleged impaired driver drove contact Const. Rhude at 604-945-1550 and quote into a nearby rail yard, where he abandoned his file 2011-12200. Anonymous information can be car and hid in some bushes. provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 The suspect was located and arrested, thanks to the Coquitlam RCMP’s traffic services, general or www.solvecrime.ca.

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Candidates pitch change in Port Moody sion are hot topics in Port Moody. “There’s essentially a freeway running through our old downclean of not being previously frustrated.” town. I do have lots of ideas of putting in essentially a freeway Simons, another first-time candidate, believes the city needs to that would bypass the town. It could be where the train tracks are move forward with plans and projects. right now so people don’t really see it,” said Kickbush, an outdoor “We are about to enter a enthusiast who moved to Port very significant change … Moody three years ago. within the City of Port Moody, “The traffic could go and it’s going to be spurred through. We could restore what on by the now-approved turned into a highway as a larEvergreen Line. What I’ve ger pedestrian pass, with trees seen over the last two to three in the middle and two-way years is that we have been lax traffic that is from a town as in the city of really looking opposed to a freeway.” forward to what the Evergreen In addition to the mayoral Line potentially will have as race, 20 candidates are competan impact on the city — and ing for six council seats. Port Moody mayoralty candidates, from left, Mike Clay, to manage that in a proactive Incumbents Diana Dilworth, Kate Kickbush and Robert Simons. fashion so that it benefits the Bob Elliott and Gerry Nuttall city,” said 59-year-old Simons, will try to retain their seats. a senior business analyst for Telus. The other council candidates are Tom Bell, George Broderick, For Clay, the issues of traffic, transportation and development Rick Glumac, Barbara Junker, Shane Kennedy, Kevin Hagglund, are interconnected. Rebecca Helps, Jason Hulbert, Dan Kirchner, Jimmy Malamas, “We have opportunities now to do transit-oriented developLola Oduwole, Nancy Owens, Sylvia Richardson, Zoë Royer, ment around the SkyTrain that will keep our city vibrant and Rosemary Small, Robert Vagramov and Julie Whitworth. changing — rather than growing stagnant but at the same time To view profiles of Port Moody’s mayoral and council candidumping endless cars onto plugged-up streets,” Clay said. dates, visit www.thenownews.com and click on “Local Municipal Clay would also like to see a further review of the revamped election coverage, candidate profiles and more.” fire hall plans. “The process of having three city councillors architecturally redesign a fire hall is atrocious,” said Clay, who has lived in Port Moody his whole life. “We still need to get professionals involved and validate and formalize that design to make sure that it’s meeting the needs of the people of Port Moody and that it’s architecturally sound.” Simons also questioned the “messy” process of the fire hall replacement, along with the “holding mode” for future growth in the official community plan. The city had a golden opportunity several years ago with its technology park initiative, Simons added. If elected, he would like to bring back the idea for reconsideration and review. As well, he would initiate community discussions about how to use the old landfill site on Barnet Highway. “We’re sitting with a number of initiatives that the community has interest in. With the way that the current processes have gone, we’re just not moving forward,” said Simons, who enjoys the outdoors and travelling with his wife. Meanwhile, Kickbush said traffic, safety and green space expan CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.

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This morning I went for a walk to Como Lake. I had not been up there in a couple of months. I had stopped walking there for many reasons: the goose feces, the off leash dogs and most of all, the large number of smoking fishermen. As I walked over the little bridge and toward the tot lot and took a breath of air, I noticed the distinct smell of cigarettes and very shortly encountered a fisherman with a cigarette hanging from his lips as To The he baited a hook. I politely said to him, “Excuse me, did you know this is a non-smoking park?” he replied that he did not and said thank you. The fisherman sitting next to him on a bench said something in a rude tone, which I didn’t understand, and stared/leered at me as I walked past. I felt very uncomfortable. I could still smell and clearly felt the cigarette smoke enter my lungs as I continued on the path, [and] I noticed at least one fisherman on the dock was smoking, too.

As I continued on and got to the tot lot, I saw a fisherman killing a small trout, cigarette dangling from his lips. I politely said to him, “Excuse me, did you know this is a non-smoking park?” The fisherman, an older man with grey shaggy hair and beard, immediately became irate. He began to scream: “Never you mind! It’s not an enforceable bylaw and no one cares anyway.” The man continued his verbal abuse: Editor “See! It’s not lit anyway! I’m not smoking! I just hold it in my mouth. You go ahead and call, they don’t do anything anyway. They don’t fine anyone, there’s nothing you can do...” I carried on home, with no intentions of returning to Como Lake in the near future. What is Coquitlam going to do about this? I’m so disappointed that after all the effort the city has gone to to upgrade the park that it is now the sole possession of smoking fishermen. It is very sad indeed. Kirsten Johnston Coquitlam

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rime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government have many allies when it comes to pushing for harsher sentences and tougher laws in the war against crime. But sometimes how the war is waged is equally as important as why it is waged. In its haste to push forward Bill C-10, the Safe Streets and Communities Act, the Conservatives have provided fuzzy details and inexact figures to account for the fiscal cost. Now, the Ontario and Quebec provincial governments have taken a hard line of their own by asking the federal government to match its bluster with some fiscal support. B.C. Premier Christy Clark also issued some measured concern this week about the financial strains C-10 will put on already squeezed provincial coffers. There is no uncertainty about the fact that the tough-on-crime legislation will be expensive. More people detained. More jails needed. Longer sentences for those found guilty. Those facts most people can accept — unless they are asked to sign a blank cheque. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson told a House of Commons committee last month that the federal cost for the legislation would be less than $80 billion over five years. If that figure is correct — and many experts question the math — then the biggest bills will fall at the provinces’ feet. The cost of crime on Canadian society is enormous: in 2008 a study put a conservative estimate on the intangible, social and economic costs of criminal code offences at approximately $99.6 billion. However, there remains much evidence to show that U.S.-style justice doesn’t reduce that number. Report after report from Stats Can continues to show that Canada’s crime rate is at its lowest since 1973. Even in Texas, where in 2004 a similar approach saw one in 20 adults either locked behind bars, on parole or on probation, some Republicans say the Conservative government’s expensive, tough strategy won’t work. Tough on crime — sure. But is the price

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Athletic pursuits inspire questions, answers I For that matter, why do I even try to fight ’m running. The oxygen doesn’t come easily to through the pain? What quality do I have that makes my lungs. me refuse to quit? My legs feel like they’re churning, moving so Why can’t I listen to my body, and stop before I quickly I swear I must be flying. Yet nothing hapwake up sore the next morning? Why do I fight so pens. hard, and try so hard, when, at the end of the day, I’m not moving anywhere. It takes me so long to the ribbon I go home with means nothreach that next tree, the next bend in ing? the path. My legs are feeling heavier; Well, almost nothing. And that’s they don’t feel like they’re moving as when I realize that even though it may quickly. be worthless to someone else, it holds a I can feel myself tiring, can now hear lot of value to me, in my life and in my my competitors’ footsteps behind me. memories. They’re gaining. I’m an athletic guy. I’m constantly Cutting down the lead I worked so My Generation on the move, going from place to place, hard to build. And then, to my surprise, activity to activity. Sometimes, when my feet start to quicken. Andrew Chang my schedule is really crazy, I’ll have I start to move a little bit faster. I a morning practice, gym class, lunch start to regain that feeling of weightlessmeeting, and then after school, I’ll often have as ness, that feeling of pleasure in my body, of knowing many as two practices or games on that day. what I can do, how fast I can go, and pushing just Yet even though I do so many activities, I’ve never that little extra bit. really considered my reasons behind it. I think that I keep running, and ignore the pain. Keep runthe real reason that I compete is because it’s been ning, and ignore the aching in my legs, or the lack such a big part of my life, ever since I was young, of air that I so desperately long for. that it’s now become a part of who I am. Keep running, and forget about my problems. When asked to describe myself, various words Keep running, and focus on running for just one come to mind, words like caring or hard-working or more minute, beating just one more kid, taking just athletic. Sports give me an identity. one more step. I’m a student, a brother, a friend, an athlete. It’s As I run, though, I question why? Why do I do a way of identifying myself. In today’s world, it’s all this? Why do I fight through this pain?

about groupings and boundaries. Whether it’s your race, your religion, or nationality, everyone is seeking to identify you, describe you, and most importantly, figure out who you are through these various associations. For me, being an athlete means I’m always ready to try my hardest, put 100 per cent effort into everything and never quit until the job is finished. It tells people I’m not afraid of competition, I’m not scared of taking responsibility and that I can work independently or with a team. It gives me a sense of value. It lets me know how I rank compared to others. By competing, I can move one more step on my path to finding my niche in life. So now, as I run, I think. I think about why I’m running, whether it’s to prove something to myself or to try and come a step closer to figuring out who I am and what I’m about. I think about what it means to me, and how much I would miss it if I stopped. I think, and then as I run, these thoughts slow down and come to halt. Eventually, it’s just me again, fighting against the heaviness in my legs, trying to get to that next bend in the trail.

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Ballot box pox Who was minding the store? In a few weeks we will again be asked to vote for a mayor and council positions. The question we should ask is: who among the incumbents has really been looking after the taxpayers’ interests? Some of these candidates have been around for a long time. Heck, one of them was even the mayor for a few years. So they should have a pretty good idea how City Hall operates. Having lived in the same house since 1984, I can confirm that my property taxes have increased at about twice the rate of inflation. On top of that I am again being asked to pay more in gas taxes and other levies for rapid transit and the GVRD. We already know that city staff is being paid 35 per cent more than their private sector counterparts who work in a stressful, competitive environment, while the city bureaucracy is a monopoly with no competition. Obviously something is out of whack. Without competition to provide a check on bureaucratic growth and compensation, we rely on the mayor and council to protect the taxpayers’ interests. With the exception of the current mayor, I would suggest that few of them have done so, or at the very least, failed miserably. Some of the councillors have big labour union backing, while others appear to be more focused on real estate development. With no one minding the store,

city staff has been free to quietly feather its nest and grow into the bloated, overpaid and self-absorbed bureaucracy that it appears to have become. My experience with city parks and recreation staff provides an illustration of this phenomenon. Attempting to reserve a field for seniors’ softball, I was shifted through several layers of management and asked to wait outside a manager’s office where I sat for an hour. When I finally talked To The to this individual, I was shuffled off to another building where a nice young lady on the very bottom rung of the pay scale took care of my needs in about 10 minutes. A few weeks later I received a request to fill out lengthy gender equity reports; apparently I would not be able to reserve the playing field at the seniors’ rate unless women comprised at least 40 per cent of the players on the teams. Remember, this is seniors’ softball we are talking about. Do we as taxpayers really want to pay staff to collate a bunch of useless information that no one cares about related to a silly policy that can’t be enforced in the first place? I hope the mandate of the proposed municipal oversight department the provincial government has promised includes a review of all city staff positions. Only those positions with clear value and relevance to taxpayers should remain.

On election day remember who wasn’t minding the store and vote accordingly. Peter A. Epp Coquitlam

Spooky habit With today’s youth, and society in general, being overweight and out of shape, it boggles my mind as to why, on Halloween, I saw parents driving their children from house to house as their kids Editor went door to door. I can understand driving to another neighbourhood, but door to door seems a bit much, especially when we had great weather for trick or treating. I know all these candies don’t help with the increase in cases of obesity in children, so for next year, parents should take the initiative to help their kids by walking with them as they go trick or treating rather than driving. It’ll also help the environment. Chris Cordova Coquitlam

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or were allowed to adopt, it’s quite a sad story for our society. When fixed election dates were proposed, it was with many other political reforms. With our governments only pickings political reforms that please them for their party (remember senate reform?), their government, etc., it isn’t helping our world. With fixed election dates on their own, we are now subjected to politicians or candidates abusing this reform by inundating us with negative political propaganda years before the set election date. There needs to be legislation to curb political ads to weeks before the election date. If a government’s leader retires or is recalled from government, the new leader should have to call an election within a time such as six months. They should not be making huge political decisions without a mandate from the electorate. There is a host of other reforms that emerged from the Liveable Region Strategy Conferences 15 years ago. All our governments, at all levels, have had them. What we lack is the political processes to bring these to governance as we see fit, not as politicians and their parties see fit. Vote for the ones that talk of these things. They are part of the solutions. Don’t vote for them if they don’t; they are part of the problems. Stephen Mancinelli Coquitlam

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Port Moody bands jam for charity A rockin’ good cause is going to get a big boost, thanks to a group of local supporters and Port Moody youth bands. Bands IDS, GreenTree, Ransack and Sally’s Hot will take to the Port Moody Inlet Theatre stage tonight (Nov. 4) as part of the PoMo Band Showcase, an event in support of the Children of the Street Society. The concert goes from 8 to 10 p.m. Put together by local youth philanthropists T.J. Gibson, Glenn Hall, Chris McBeth and Deanna Wong, the mix of musical genres is all about raising funds for the local nonprofit organization. “As youth, we feel passionate about supporting a local non-profit organization that is working to empower young people to keep themselves and their peers safe from sexual exploitation while promoting the performing arts to youth in our community,” said Wong, who is both an organizer and a member of IDS and Ransack. Proceeds from the concert will go towards Children of the Street Society’s prevention and education programs on the issue of sexual exploitation. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12.

Willy Blizzard sings out at Gathering

Behind the smooth baritone of John Hough, the Vancouverbased indie alt-folk trio Willy Blizzard will be warming up the stage at The Gathering Place tonight (Friday) in a fundraiser for the Crossroads Hospice Society. The acoustic team of three singer/songwriters will perform pieces from their 2010 album, In From The Cold. Admission is $5 at the door with doors opening at 7 p.m. The stage lights turn on at 7:30 p.m. with an open mic opportunity until 8:45 p.m. The main act begins at 9 p.m. On Nov. 18, the band Bugsy Jive brings its boisterous sounds back to Crossroads for a second time. The shows take place at The Gathering Place (1100-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam).

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ART ON VIEW: Laurie Thompson, left, and Ginger Lovell show off some of their work that will be on display this weekend. The group holds its 44th annual art show and sale at the Port Moody Recreation Centre, 300 Ioco Rd.

Locals step lively in Douglas College play W

hat do you do when your world is about to change forever? You dance — at least if you’re one of the main characters in Dancing at Lughnasa, the latest production by the Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology departments at Douglas College. The play stars Coquitlam residents Emily Zaporozan and Josh Milad as Chris Mundy and Father Jack, and Port Coquitlam resident Jake Gillespie as Gerry Evans. John Set in Ireland on the eve of the Second World War, the Tony Award-winning play by Brian Friel centres on five sisters whose lives are about to be transformed as rural Ireland shifts into the Industrial Revolution and Europe prepares for war. Repressed by the stifling religious and political circumstances of the time, the Mundy sisters find release through dancing — at a time when all forms of dance were considered immoral by the Catholic church. But the joyous and abandoned moments of dance are not catalysts to a bright future for the sisters. “On the contrary, it’s more like the last fling of the spinsters, where hope and passion and the present meet before the evening of their days sets in,” said director Deborah Neville.

“The Mundy sisters seem to dance out their passionate yearnings, seem for a moment to forget what they are otherwise so painfully aware of: that these moments are the final celebrations, before life changes forever.” Pre-Second World War, Irish society may seem like a lifetime and half a world away, but Neville says the play will resonate with audiences on both a personal and broader level. “In the widest sense we can relate to Kurucz this play through the impact of global economics and politics shaping our circumstances, then and now. “Personally, and perhaps poignantly, we can understand the joy and laughter, the tenderness and desire, of a family who are unaware that their world is about to change forever. “On that connected, emotional level, Dancing at Lughnasa could be my family in 2011 Vancouver, the Mundy sisters in 1936 Ballybeg or perhaps my great grandmother’s family 50 years before that. It’s timeless. That’s the beauty of it.” Dancing at Lughnasa is presented by the Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology departments at Douglas College. It runs from today (Friday) through Nov. 12 at the Studio Theatre, Douglas College, 4140700 Royal Ave., New Westminster.

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Tickets ($8 to $12) are available through the Massey Theatre at http://www.masseytheatre.com, or by calling 604-521-5050.

Art group celebrates 44th year

Realistic, impressionistic and abstract — the Port Moody Recreation Centre will put the spotlight on it all during the Port Moody Art Association’s (PMAA) 44th annual art show this weekend. Fifty members of the group will be exhibiting their latest work, covering the full range of mediums and styles. Mediums include acrylic, oil, watercolour and pastel and more than 250 paintings, ranging in size from large works down to miniatures, will be available for three days only. Throughout the year, paintings by members of the PMAA are on display in the hallways of Eagle Ridge Hospital. This provides visual interest for patients, staff and visitors alike, and is an opportunity for member artists to show their work. In appreciation for this privilege, the PMAA will collect donations for the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation at the art show. The display debuts tonight (Friday, Nov. 4) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. It continues Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more info, visit www.portmoodyartassociation. com.

Join us in a run for Charity with this fun family event. Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Fill the Honda with toys and food to help families this Christmas. Start and Finish Line: North East Entrance of Coquitlam Centre. To learn more and register, visit us on Runners Den.ca, Facebook (Jingle Bell Jog - Coquitlam) or at eventsonline.ca/jingle_bell_jog/


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An elegant elephant carving by art instructor Clyde Nakashima will be part of the Natural Talent art display at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village this month.

Art of all kinds will be on display at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village this month. Highlighting the skills and work of Wilson Centre’s 20 students, the Natural Talent show features the works of local carvers and painters from the 50-and-older program. Under the tutelage of instructor Clyde Nakashima, the artists have created various pieces of finely hewed cedar sculptures and intricately designed walking sticks with mythical creatures. The painters have weaved images in portrait, still life and landscape styles. Inspired by nature and our local region, much of the art has a Lower Mainland feel. Nakashima suggested the idea to mount an exhibit of both current and former students in Leigh Square. The Hawaiian-born Nakashima’s own inspirations were fuelled by his

grandfather’s fine wood carving and carpentry skills. That love of working with natural materials has been spread to his students.

— including landscapes, sunsets and nature. Her photos have been shown at the Minnekhada Art in the Park Festival, as well as the Burnaby Lake Nature House showcase. The Port Moody Public Library’s hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.

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Nature, sunsets shine in PoMo photography show The artwork of Pamela Raymond will be on display all of November in the Port Moody Public Library. Raymond located to B.C. 10 years ago and found a perfect inspiration for her photography. Through the local natural settings, she has captured a vast spectrum of glorious scenes

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You & The Law BRAIN INJURIES AND THEIR EFFECTS

“Mental Illness often a Byproduct of Concussions” declared an attention-grabbing newspaper headline recently. The effort to draw attention to the often misunderstood subject of brain injuries (of which concussions are a common type) is justified. “Concussion” or even “mild concussion” sounds harmless and, too often, is incorrectly viewed lightly, like a sprain or minor fracture. It’s true that in most cases, a single, first incident of minor concussion – if promptly and properly treated and if given enough time to heal – will heal if there’s no repeat incident. The good news is that some 85% to 95% of people suffering from one uncomplicated mild concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), the medical term which describes more accurately what’s involved, recover within six months. But sadly, in a significant minority of cases, even the first, single incident of a mild concussion or MTBI can have severe and long-lasting or even permanent effects. For these 5% to 15% of victims, the positive statistics are irrelevant – though their physical brain injury was “mild,” its adverse consequences can be severe and disabling. Then there is also the cumulative effect of repeated concussions to consider, which substantially increases the risk of serious adverse consequences. Hockey players, football players and boxers all face the increased risks associated with repeat “hits” potentially causing concussions. It’s not sports players who are hurt the most, however. Car crashes are by far the single most common cause of brain injuries. They account for one half of brain injuries. The rest are caused by all other causes – work-related injuries, falls, illnesses, sports injuries, assaults or fire arms – combined. So what are some of the serious potential effects of mild concussion or MTBI? Depression, a form of mood disorder, often follows a brain injury and can be long-lasting. It can lead to reduced motivation, anxiety, sleeping difficulties and avoidance problems. Because there’s a stigma attached to any mental

illness, victims are often reluctant to talk about these issues and their feelings. Concussions may also result in negative personality changes. Victims may become temperamental, irritable, impulsive and irrational, and may exhibit hurtful behaviour, making them difficult to live with. To friends and loved ones, they may seem like a different person. Concussion victims can also develop persistent cognitive difficulties, such as memory and learning problems, inability to function under stress, speech or written communication difficulties, and problems with executive functions like punctuality, organization, focussing their attention and planning. Other neurological conditions may develop too. After an incident of brain injury, the potential for later multiple injuries increases greatly. U.S. figures suggest the risk of a second injury is two to three times greater than average, and after that the potential for a third injury increases to eight times the normal average. The bottom line is that, in some cases, the cognitive, emotional, behavioural and social effects of a mild concussion or MTBI can severely disable and impact the victim’s life. Rehabilitation and treatment may be needed for many years and require many different specialists, and it can be expensive. It’s important for car crash victims suffering concussion to seek experienced medical and legal assistance. Your lawyer will assess the merits of your case, assemble the evidence, arrange for expert witnesses, prepare your case for trial (if necessary), and obtain appropriate compensation in court or by negotiation of a fair settlement.

This column has been written with the assistance of SHADRIN BROOKS. It provides information only and must not be relied on for legal advice. Please contact SHADRIN BROOKS of BTM Lawyers LLP for legal advice concerning your particular case.

Lawyer Janice Mucalov, author of this article, has written several popular law books and writes about legal affairs for a variety of publications. “You and the Law” is a registered trade-mark. © by Janice Mucalov

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Members of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA) gathered on Lobbying Day in Ottawa Nov. 1 to discuss a variety of important issues with more than 80 members of Parliament, including Coquitlam-New Westminster MP Fin Donnelly. Coquitlam NOW publisher Brad Alden, left, and Prince George Citizen publisher Hugh Nicholson are shown with Donnelly at the evening reception. Both publishers are directors on the CCNA board.

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Fall is for planting garlic

“My mother, who lives in Saskatoon, grew some purple garlic and end of the stem had a mass of seeds. At least, that’s what I think they are. Can I plant these seeds, and if so when and where?” Joyce Diemert via e-mail

bud and a thinner stem. Any thoughts?” Sara Shaw Abbotsford

Pizzicato is described by sellers as being semidwarf and having a very strong stem. So that’s probably a positive ID. If your other poppy is fringed, Garlic doesn’t make true seeds. that will be Turkenlouis. But it’s Instead it makes a head of tiny bulbs easy for old tags to migrate. If the at the end of each stem. These are smaller, thinner-stemmed poppy called bulbils. They can be planted, doesn’t have a fringe, it may be but in my garden it was two years some other kind of poppy you before I could harvest garlic clusters bought or even a seedling. from them. Often people let Oriental poppy I planted them in October and Branching Out heads dry on the plant, hoping to next August each bulbil had prouse them for dried-flower arrangeduced one bulb that looked like a ments in winter. If you’re just a Anne Marrison small onion. They tasted like normal little late in gathering them, you garlic cloves. can get quite a few seedlings next spring. I stored some in my cool, dry basement and planted them again in October. The next August “We planted our Allium giganteum bulbs in I found they had grown into normal garlic clusthe fall for the first time and loved them while ters that could be split into cloves and planted they were in bloom. Now they are dead, we are to continue the cycle. wondering if we should cut the stalks down or In B.C. garlic gets a really good start from leave them be. Also, do they come back again October planting because it can make roots all or do we need to replant the bulbs?” winter. But if garlic is planted in spring, the Anna Wyman resulting clusters are often smaller than those via e-mail of fall-planted garlic. Some people like the look of dead flower It’s possible that bulbils planted in spring heads standing through the winter. But after might need three years of growing before proa while, alliums usually fall down or lean so if ducing normal garlic clusters. Garlic’s favourite you’re the tidy type you’ll probably prefer to cut conditions are a sunny spot and rich soil. them down. The stems can be composted. They should come back for you next spring “I have been trying to figure out which — but don’t always come back as strongly. A little bonemeal around them or a little compost varieties of Oriental poppy I have in my yard. should give them some encouragement. Based on some old tags I found, I believe one is Turkenlouis and the other Pizzicato. But I • Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden don’t know which is which. One has a larger bud before flowering and a very thick rigid stem questions. Send them to her via amarrison@ that stands straight up. The other has a smaller shaw.ca.

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Gleneagle Me to We Team hosts Savour the Change, an international appetizer night featuring appetizers and desserts from around the world, entertainment from local musicians and dancers, and an inspirational speaker. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 1195 Lansdowne Dr. in Coquitlam. Tickets are $17 at the kiosk, or contact jesstewartlee.is@gmail.com or irishung@shaw.ca. Proceeds go to the team’s school in Ecuador. PoMo band showcase will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.). This event, which will raise funds for the Children of the Street Society, features local youth bands IDS, GreenTree, Ransack and Sally’s Hot. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Info: POMO Band Showcase event page on Facebook. Port Moody Art Association hosts its 44th annual exhibition and sale of original paintings, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Port Moody Recreation Centre, 300 Ioco Rd. More than 250 entries by local artists, free admission and no HST on sales. The show and sale also runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6. Info: www.portmoodyartassociation.com. Gaby Davis Foundation hosts a movie night at Coquitlam River Elementary, 4250 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie, Finding Nemo, starts at 7 p.m. sharp. Tickets are available in advance by calling 604-464-GABY (4229) or e-mailing contactus@

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Port Moody’s Loren Lidin, shown stopping the ball, closed out her dominant five-year career at Langara College with a 3-0 win at the B.C.s.

Lidin bids adieu to competitive soccer Harding, who would go on to be named top forward of the tourney. For her part, Lidin captured her sports@thenownews.com third top goaltender award at the tournament. One day earlier, the Falcons had their hopes of a date in the provincial final dashed after a 2-1 loss to t’s as fitting of a sign off as one could expect for Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Getting back on Loren Lidin. the horse to play for a different coloured medal one The Port Moody netminder capped off her day later didn’t come without its challenges. college soccer career this weekend as her Langara “It’s very difficult coming from a loss less than 24 College Falcons posted a 3-0 shutout win over hours earlier like we did and then having to play in a Kwantlen College win in Sunday’s provincial bronze game that we didn’t want to necessarily be in,” Lidin medal contest. said. “I don’t know how It was a fitting feather we did it, but we came out in the cap for a player and played one of our best who won virtually every “In the 11 years I’ve been at games of the season.” individual and team award Lidin made her decision Langara, she’s consistently been the available in college soccer, to call it a career before and with Sunday’s win in best goalkeeper at the entering what was her fifth the bag, Lidin is also saycollegiate level.” and final year at Langara. ing farewell to the game That she had time to sit on she loves — at least from a that decision all season long competitive standpoint. Ryan Birt didn’t prevent her from “It’s sad and it’s heartLangara College women’s soccer coach feeling somewhat disheartbreaking,” the 22-year-old ened after the final whistle told The NOW Wednesday. blew after 90 minutes. “I’m still getting used to the “It was a mix of emotions,” she said. “I was happy fact that it’s no longer a part of my life. It’s difficult that we ended on a positive and I was happy that it to explain, but because I’m done school, it’s time was quite a good game on my behalf. I couldn’t have to move on to a career and have that be my main asked for much more ... I had my grieving period the focus.” day before, after we lost to TRU. But it’s still sad.” Lidin’s Langara side got all three of its goals Despite any feelings of loss, Lidin can certainly Sunday from fellow Port Moody native Danae

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take some solace in the amount of hardware that’s piled up in recent years. This season she was named to the PacWest first all-star team, on top of her keeper-of-the-tourney billing at the provincials. In eight contests this year, she posted a 1.09 goals against average (GAA) to go along with three shutouts. The marketing and management student leaves Langara after having posted an astounding 21 shutouts in 51 career contests. Over that stretch, she allowed just 47 goals, good for a .92 GAA over the course of her collegiate career. “In the 11 years I’ve been at Langara, she’s consistently been the best goalkeeper at the collegiate level,” said Falcons coach Ryan Birt. “I say that not only based on her performance, but her statistics over those five years were outstanding.” Outside of this year’s accolades, Lidin’s name is tattooed all across the PacWest awards columns: she’s been named to the league’s first or second allstar teams for four straight years and was named an All-Canadian by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association in 2009-2010. The Gleneagle grad was also named player of the year both nationally and provincially in 2009. Lidin followed that up by being recognized as the top college athlete of the year in 2010 by Sport B.C. “A lot of times goalkeepers don’t get recognized,” Birt said. “It’s a lot easier to look at goal scorers and  CONT. ON PAGE 25, see LIDIN CAPS COLLEGIATE CAREER.

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The Coquitlam Express lost their fifth straight contest Wednesday night, dropping a 5-3 decision to the host Cowichan Valley Capitals to fall within two points of last place in the Coastal Conference. The Express did open the scoring on the Island Wednesday night, as Malcolm McKinney’s shorthanded penalty shot marker four minutes in got the visitors out front. A right-handed shot, McKinney moved down the left side of the boards before cutting to the middle with a backhand to forehand deke before sliding it through the legs of the Caps’ netminder. But a pair of early penalties helped Cowichan regain some traction, allowing the Island squad to reply with two in the first, one in the second and two more in the third to seal the win. “Any time you start a game in the box for the first six minutes, it doesn’t help anything,” said Express coach Jon Calvano. “That bolstered their energy and allowed them to get a bunch of shots on net. It was a battle.” Down 4-3 in the last minute of the third, the Express gave up an empty net marker to put an end to their fifth straight loss. John Siemer led the Express offensively with a goal and an assist, while the other Coquitlam tally came from Alex Petan. Netminder Khaleed Devji made 35 stops on 40 shots to absorb the loss. Winless since Oct. 15, the 5-7-1-1 Express now find themselves in seventh place in the eight-team Coastal Conference. “We’re back on our heels a little bit, but we’ve just got to have more urgency and be better around the net,” Calvano said of his team’s current woes. “They’ve got to keep practising good habits. We’ve got to continue to have good habits in pracitice, and make sure we’re bearing down on our opportunities as we continue to go.” Despite the bad news on the team front, at least one Express forward has reason to


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Gunners, PoCo FC Kennedy, DePaoli buoy ‘Cats fall in Cup play Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com They gave as good as they got — but still came away with the short end of the straw. Both PoCo FC and the Port Moody Gunners marched into the Carlsberg Pacific Cup men’s soccer quarter-finals last week confident in their chances. Up against Vancouver Metro premier soccer clubs, the two Fraser Valley challengers took another step in demonstrating that the VMSL is not headsand-tails above their valley rivals. PoCo pushed Richmond Hibernians to penalty kicks before falling 2-1, while the Gunners were edged 5-3 by Surrey United in a high-flying offensive barrage. “Quite honestly, it was a game we had under control and if we had finished just one of out many chances, it’d be a different story,” said PoCo head coach Thomas Mills. “We had some quality opportunities in regulation but couldn’t get that goal.” After a scoreless first half, Richmond broke the stalemate in the 59th minute. Leading scorer Milad Rahmati tied the game in the 62nd minute, with neither team able to score the rest of the way. In penalty kicks, the Hibernians cashed in all five shots while PoCo was stopped once — putting Richmond into the tourney semifinal.

“Their keeper made one save and that was the difference. When it gets to penalty kicks, it’s a lottery.” The Gunners, on the other hand, entered the game with the minimum of 11 players in uniform and faced a muchmore experienced lineup. That didn’t faze the younger, more athletic upstarts — who proceeded to keep pace with Surrey over the first half. Goals by Nima Ranji and Dan Bordignon drew them even despite the VMSL squad having an edge in play. Two minutes into the second half, veteran striker Niall Thompson completed the hat trick off a corner kick to put Port Moody behind the eight ball. “It certainly wasn’t a defensive struggle, but (Surrey’s) a very good team,” said Gunners coach Larry Moro. “We competed with them and were in the game for the most part, but they were just more skilled and considerably more experienced.” Port Moody, which sits fourth overall at 3-2-2 in the FVSL premier standings, now turns its focus on getting back within reach of first-place PoCo, which owns a six-point lead with a 6-1-0 record. Both clubs have make-up games this week, with Port Moody visiting Aldergrove on Saturday and PoCo heading to Surrey on Sunday. The VMSL’s Coquitlam Metro-Ford Wolves will pay a visit to Columbus FC on Saturday.

Lidin caps collegiate career  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24.

what kind of totals they put up, so for her to be recognized on a consistent basis, it shows that her fellow coaches and others see the impact that she has.” Though Lidin won it all with the Falcons during the 20082009 campaign, that culture of winning was instilled in her at a much earlier age. The Port Moody native played on the vaunted Coquitlam City Wild team that cruised to five straight Provincial Cup titles and three national appearances in the early 2000s, a run that included a gold medal at the under-14 level and a bronze at u-16. Over the course of that five-year haul, Lidin’s record at the B.C. Soccer Association provincial championships was a sparkling 19 wins, one draw and no losses. “It’s a combination of practising hard and just being prepared over the years — I’ve known what to do and when to do it,” Lidin said. “Also, not having any fear is a big part of it. It’s not exactly normal to put yourself yourself in front of other players shooting balls at you. So I think you have to be a bit of a different person to do this.”

Kerfoot named to Canada West  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24.

have some strut in his step. Rookie Alexander Kerfoot was named to Canada West’s entry at the upcoming World Junior A Challenge, which runs Nov. 7 to 13 in Langley. Having posted 15 points in 12 games so far this season, Kerfoot was named as one of 13 forwards to make the grade.

“He’s been great for us so far,” Calvano said. “He was a big recruit for us and a big portion of our offence. I’m ecstatic for our organization to have a player make that team. Obviously it’s a good time for some of our other players to step up.” Coquitlam hosts Langley this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Centre.

Poised and ready, the Coquitlam peewee Wildcats demonstrated how eager they are to get the Vancouver Mainland Football playoffs underway with a 14-8 win over the Cloverdale Bobcats. Squaring off against the Bobcats, who are coached by B.C. Lion Geroy Simon, Coquitlam jumped out and took the lead on Max Kennedy’s short-yard run into the end zone. The Wildcats’ defence held Cloverdale to small gains and collected a couple of key sacks from Laith Begg and Adam Tennant. But displaying some of coach Simon’s flare, a Bobcats rusher broke free and scored on an 86-yard TD run. The tandem of Nico Depaoli and Kennedy again teamed up to produce the next scoring drive to restore the Coquitlam advantage. With Cloverdale threatening on a late

drive, Matthew Hewa-Baddege knocked over the Bobcat quarterback for a huge loss to preserve the victory. Also turning in great games were Edvin Colakovic, Chad Degau, J.D. Johnson, Jamal Mensah and Tre Peters. • Trailing by four points with 1:30 left in the game, Jevaun Jacobsen scored his second touchdown of the game to lift the Coquitlam peewee Cougars past North Surrey 14-12. The defence did a tremendous job in setting the stage for the comeback. Tyrese Reed led the way with eight tackles, while Jacobsen racked up seven and a quarterback sack. Mitch Bye, Eric Polan and Jaden Severy had four tackles apiece, while Jarrod Hills posted a pair and a quarterback sack. Also playing well were Alex Figner,

Mattais Finn and Jack Varney.

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The Coquitlam junior bantam Vikings snapped a three-game losing skid by blasting North Delta 30-16 to finish the regular season with a 5-4 record and a playoff berth. Demarius Henderson carried the ball 12 times and scored three touchdowns — and a pair that were called back. Brenden Dieno provided all the extrapoint converts, while also adding an additional 13 carries. Powered by five tackles apiece from Elijah John and Maleek Womack, the defence was rock solid. Turning in big efforts to help the team’s collective efforts were Camron Doust, Nic Greene, Moe Hassain, Dade Motz and Caleb Swain.


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PROPERTY MANAGERPART TIME Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88, a leading provider of Seniors Housing in Maple Ridge for over 37 years, seek a licensed P/T Property Manager. Must be professional, reliable and personable. Experience in rental properties and life-leases preferred. Hours 11am-4pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. competitive salary, Perfect for semi-retired individual. Submit resume with cover letter to email: legion88@telus.net. or Fax 604-466-3032. or mail 12101-224th St. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6B7. No later than November 15, 2011. We thank all applicants. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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Retail Sales

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Non-profit agency seeking skilled caregivers to provide 24h support in their homes to children/adults with disabilities. Applicants must have furnished room or suite available and access to a reliable car. Min 1 yr exp with disabilities/mental health. Submit resume & cover letter to fax: 604-936-9003 or email: jobs2010@howesound.net

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APPRENTICE PAINTER Required PT-FT, $12/hr start. Willing and eager to learn and work hard. Call ★ 604-552-6000

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

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Burial Plots

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HORSE self board 2 acre pasture, secure fencing, barn with 2 stalls complete w/water electricity. Storage for hay/tack. $50 per horse per mth. Agassiz area. Avail now. Gord 604-796-9623

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LOST - Calico Cat. West Abbotsford. Micro chipped. Goes by Dior. REWARD. Call: (604) 556-6513

BLACK Cat with bent tail missing Beloved black cat with bent tail, stomach pooch missing in West Vancouver. 17LBS, 12 YRS, and incredibly missed. He has a microchip, please take him to the SPCA or contact me at ANY time. Generous reward offered. Thank you! He is a gentle soul who needs his family. Call: (604) 7209793 email: girl_friday@shaw.ca

AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL blonde, p/b pups with papers vet. shots, dewormed ready now, Vanc. $500 obo. 604-708-1752 BLUE NOSE Razor Edge pit bulls puppies $400F, $500M, vet checked & 1st shots. 604-392-6085

LAB X Retriever M $500/ F $550 First shots. Call:(604) 794-3295 or email....cutepups100@hotmail.ca

LOST BENGAL CAT Please help me find my brown marble Bengal cat. Desperate. Any information please Call: (604) 842-4474

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GOLDEN DOODLE pup, male, born May 10, all shots $500. owner incapacitated 604-824-8449

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LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. Born Sept 20, Available Nov 20. Call 604 595-5840. $750. Visit our website for full details: redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead feature romance, creative surges, speculation, risk, winning, joys from children, pleasure and beauty. At times, you might have to decide between a pleasurable intimacy and a social joy. (The latter is probably more fortunate in the long run.) Be ambitious Sunday to Tuesday. Make sure that financial or sexual “flag” is really inspiration, not deception (Sunday/Monday). Your hopes, popularity and social side burst forth Wednesday/Thursday – love could reach a climax. Retreat to rest and contemplate, Friday noon through the weekend. Now to July, a flurry of activity! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The main emphasis lies on home, family, security, property, garden, retirement and similar themes. But your main luck resides in career, ambition, and goals outside the home, so these two might conflict, especially Wednesday to Friday. (Do you take a chance, or remain secure?) Legal, learning, travel, religious and love concerns arrive Sunday to Tuesday. You might feel a deep, strange pull toward someone – but perhaps you don’t trust him/her – or your feelings. Be careful. This puzzle will “dissolve” by next February. Social joys Friday/Saturday. Money’s coming – beware spending! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: This week and next fill with errands, calls, paperwork, details, reports, quick and casual meetings. But this light, busy “surface” turns deeper, as another thread in your psyche begins to raise questions about – and prospects of – lifestyle changes, investments and debts, sexual bonding and commitment, and a big, general change of life. These are slated now to next July. Research these, ask questions, read, Google, study the options, especially Sunday to Tuesday. (In all this, there is at least one fantasy or red herring that you need to see, and dismiss.) Wisdom, love midweek.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Plunge into depths, mysteries, research, intimacy, commitment, change and large finances. Since 2008 you have been undergoing many changes in your career and community status (e.g., marital status). These changes will continue to 2023 – 2011 and half of 2012 urge you to capitalize on these changes, especially financially, through investments, separation awards, a more profitable lifestyle, etc. Think about this, and act on it, Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday. Don’t act on a whim or dream (or fear) Monday, and contain your temper Friday noon. Much hard work until next July! Taurus April 20-May 20: Crucial, exciting, beneficial relationships face you. If single, you might meet a life partner in the next few weeks. It begins on a sensual/ sexual note. Married folk meet opportunities to rise financially, through partnership, inheritance, travel, higher education or law. All of you face new horizons, new joys. Thursday begins eight months of romantic adventure for singles. If married, avoid being heavyhanded with children. Rest, lie low Sunday to Tuesday. (Success with “head office” or government Tuesday p.m.) Your energy and charisma surge Wednesday/ Thursday: start things! Gemini May 21-June 20: For the next eight months, step lightly at home. If you must change residence before July 3, 2012, do so now, before Thursday eve. If you must move after that, make it a rental, a shortterm one. On the good side, you’ll spend the whole eight months being happy and hopeful about your domestic prospects. It’s very likely you’ll start sifting through your friends, deciding which ones are really keepers, and which aren’t. Social joys visit you Sunday to Tuesday. Retreat, rest and contemplate Wednesday to Friday noon. After this, you’re in charge, energized – tackle some big tasks!

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: This week and next accent sensuality, sex, possessions, earning and spending. Enjoy life! Relationships loom large Sunday to Tuesday. You might dream of a fantastic romantic life with someone – whether there is truth in this or not, will show Tuesday night. Sexual bonding, investments, large finances, secrets and commitments arise midweek. You could take a big step! Wisdom and gentle love appear Friday night, Saturday. In all this potential development of a relationship, realize that Thursday night begins eight months during which you might be at a disadvantage with a partner. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness march forth strongly. Start things, see and be seen, tackle projects/tasks which intimidated you previously. (Start only short-term things, as late November brings a slow-down.) Sunday to Tuesday brings chores, co-worker relations, and success in these (for eight months). Take care with one deceptive – rose-garden-type – promise or prospect that involves your career and home: be realistic about such a combination right now. Relationships excite and benefit you Wednesday/Thursday, not Friday. Secrets, intimacy, and finances lure Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Continue to take a restful stance. Lie low, contemplate, plan.Your energy will return late November (one day before Mercury retrogrades, so you’ll be handling major things from the past, perhaps a relationship). Meanwhile, fulfill old obligations, deal with government agencies, be spiritual and charitable. Romantic notions bring a smile Sunday-Tuesday: don’t expect much “solid reality.” Tackle chores Wednesday onward. Friday/ Saturday bring relationships, opportunities and competition (avoid the last). Now to July, your career is filled with creative ideas – and some temper.

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Nov. 6 - 12, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: This week and next bring optimism, social delights, popularity, entertainment, and above all, a wishing, an urge to dream and envision your future – which will in turn bring, promote, the best future. Don’t think small – look out a decade, two decades. Home, domestic interests, property, security, retirement – these fill Sunday to Tuesday. The next eight months will bring either a) good fortune in these, or b) legal fights over them. DON’T trigger legal fights before July next year. The good fortune might include a home abroad. Romance soars Wednesday/Thursday: respond, seek. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Be ambitious, kow-tow to authority, seek more responsibility, upgrade your community status, this week and next. But avoid starting big new projects (other than house-buying) as a slow-down begins late month. Sunday to Tuesday features communications, emails, calls, talk, short trips, errands, casual acquaintances and siblings. These will grow important for the eight months ahead, as you start digging into the private, hidden or “undiscussed” side of life. You’ll be holding private talks, perhaps with a lover. Domestic, retirement and real estate luck visit you Wednesday/Thursday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This week and next fill with mellow thoughts, wisdom and compassionate love. You can forgive others. Open your eyes, too, to foreign climes, higher learning, religious/philosophical truths, and your own “cultural hungers.” This wise, loving time is a good launching pad for the next eight months, which will feature intensity in relationships, both in love and money. You could surprise yourself by your possessiveness toward someone attractive. (Someone very “male” if you’re female; someone assertive, vivacious, if you’re male.) Big, maybe important communication Wednesday/Thursday. timstephens@shaw.ca


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Agents

Houses - Sale

6020-01 3BDRM/2BTH 5031Reese Hill Rd Sumas WA 2 plus acres of privacy $299,000 Call: (360) 296-0988 or email: jim@jimsands.net. 3BDRM/2BTH Condo, Kauai Best time to buy dream properties on Kauai. Buyers market. $249,000 email: yelena.okhman@remax.net

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1 BDRM #1605-3737 Bartlett N. Burnaby Great views, bright 734sf corner suite. updated & re− designed kitchen & bath, plenty of storage. Building boasts several amenities. 5min walk to Skytrain & Mall. Call Judy @ Sutton West Coast Realty 604−970−3088. $229,900

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New Westminster

Richmond

NEWLY RENO’ D BUILDING - Huge Patio! OPEN HOUSE Sun 2 - 4PM 1bdrm/1bath 112 - 8231 Granville Ave MLS# V910423 $209,800 obo Call: (604) 551-4418 email: luisayala@shaw.ca Real Estate

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Mobile Homes

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COQ, Lough Mall area. Furnished studio suite, 5th flr, concrete apt. stainless appls, granite, gym, ug prkg. $850. Ns/np. 604-728-2620

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907

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GOLF COURSE lot—rare,1/3 acre, Fairwinds, Schooner Cove, Vancouver Island. Custom home plans will build to suit, or sell lot. Courtesy to Realtors 250 714-2001

OCEAN WILDERNESS INN - SOOKE - Just Listed $1,225,000. Walk on oceanfront over 4.5 acres. 8 large bdrms with ensuite baths & fridge. Beautifully maintained & updated. Operating as a B&B & retreat center. Almost a mile of semi private low bank beach. website: bedandbreakfastforsale.net or call Peter Birrell Remax Crest 604-250-3301

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COQ 1 BR $715 Incls hot water/ parking, close to amens, clean, n/p. Avail Nov 1. 604-931-0826

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

MURRAYVILLE 2 BR mobile completely remodelled air cond, storage, large decks, nr amens, pkng $39,900. 604-534-2997

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Apt/Condos

NEW WEST. Cozy 1 BR apt, $690/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636 NEW WEST central, 1 BR, 1 bath, Close to shops/ transit. includes heat/hot water, free underground Parking. For Appointment to View contact at 604-570-2786 Quoting code IMPALA 208.Quay Pacific Property Management Ltd NEW WEST Junior 1 BR, nr all amens, River view, n/s, n/p, $725. Avail Now. 604-783-6003

NEW WEST, Large 1 BR $795 & 2 BR $950. Includes heat/hot water, deluxe cable. Laundry/ storage/parking avail. Near transit. NS/NP Call • 604-521-4180 NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, 604-299-8288 email: cedarsunset@shaw.ca NEW WEST. Reno’d 2 Br’s. $1000-$1120. Nov 1. Nicely upgraded. Prof Mgmt. 604-724-8353

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

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BBY East Hastings/Boundary. 1 BR apt. Shared w/d. $850/mo incl hydro. Near bus loop. Cat okay. N/s. Avail immed. 604-719-2772

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Port Moody

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Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.

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401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

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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.

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COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

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GARDEN VILLA

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

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JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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BBY, METROTOWN. 3 BR, upper flr, 1½ baths, 2 sundecks, sh’d w/d, carport. Ns/np. $1,100/mo + ½ hydro. Dec 1st. 604-437-8484

6540

Houses - Rent

5 BR. 3.5 baths, Anvil Green, 2 kitchens, 2 garages, deck, Dec 1, $2400+utils, ns/np, 604-275-2629 BBY SOUTH Executive Fully Furn 3000 sqft, 4 BR 2 baths, lots of prkg, cls to transit, $2800. Lse Avail NOW, Bryan 604-617-6501 BURNABY NR Highgate Mall sxs duplex 3 BR upper with 1BR g/lvl suite. Sep laundry room, new paint, h/wood flrs, fenced yd. N/P. Whole hse $1800. 604-720-9268 COQ Blue Mtn/Walls huge 3BR home, walk out fenced back yd, no thru street perfect for family, oak flrs, newly painted, new appls, wood f/p, laundry, 2 pkng. $1450+utils. Cat ok. Nov 1. Mario, Sutton Group, 604-649-6905

BONSOR APTS

604 939-0944

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, DEER LAKE. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Refs. $950/mo incls utils. 604-298-9149 BBY N newly reno 2 BR ground level ste. H/W flrs, new appls, nr SFU/all amens, incls laundry/utils, N/P. Now. Vince 604-299-3695 BBY. NORTH MONTECITO: Lrg 2Br bsmt (1100+sf), nr SFU, BCIT, transit & skytrain, sep entry, enste w/d, d/w, storage, small pet ok, quiet, n/s, $1500 incls hydro/gas. 604 444-9959

COQ, Burke Mtn. New 2 BR g/lvl ste, on acreage, h/w flrs, s/s appls, w/d, carport, pets ok, $1200 incls utils. 604-908-7231

CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Now. Call 778-846-5275

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

NW QUEENSBORO, Newer lrg 1 BR gr lev ste. NS/NP. Avail Nov 15. $700 incls utls. 604-526-4498

COQ CTR. furn BR, priv bath in condo, $540 incl util, net, tv, w/d. fem pref’d, immed 604-941-4510

New Westminster

COQ CENTRE Scott Creek 1 BR g/level suite , new, bright 1,000sf, new s/s appls incls d/w, own w/d, ADT alarm, full bath, heat/hydro Full background check required. N/p, n/s. $1,100/mo. Avail Dec1/ Jan1. 604-996-9914 COQ, Westwood Plateau. 2 BR + den. 1,500 sf. Priv w/d, alarm. Waterfall in greenbelt b/yard. $995 + util. Immed. 604-945-2626 COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. Ns/np. $925 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428

N.West Queensbor 2 BR g/l, $900 incls utls, sat tv, W/D. NS/ NP. Nov15/Dec1. 604-767-0530 POCO 1 BR grd lev, w/d, hard wood flrs, $800 + 1/2 utils. Suits 1. Dec 1. NS/NP. 604 771-3575 TOTALLY RENO’D - Nr Burquitlam Plaza, 1500 sf, 3+ BR upper Duplex, 1 ½ bths, 5 appls, gas f/p, covered sundeck & carport, N/s, N/p, refs, quiet family complex, $1500 + 60% utils. 604-421-0744

COQ Huge 1BR Bus:151/156 $750 incl. ultils. Foster/Poirier G/lvl alarm own w/d n/s n/p 604-936-8361 3BDRM/2BTH 3028 Cambridge st 3-bdrm upper lvl house, balcny, prvt fenced yard, 2-car garage. Shaugnessy /Lougheed area, ready Dec 1, 2011, $1,200 + utilities. $1,200 (604) 945-0534, epecchia@telus.net

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277. PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Great Location! We also have apartments Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR call for availability.

604-942-2012

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HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919

8060

Concrete

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

8073

Drainage

8030

Carpentry

L & J Finishing Carpentry For all your woodworking needs

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Snow removal, sewer, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

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

8055

8075

Maids 'R' US

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

604-808-0212

VICKY’S CLEANING excellent rates, refs avail, 15 yrs exp. Move-in/move-out. 778-822-2498

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

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors

8125

Gutters

Grant’s Home Maintenance

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

Cleaning

8105

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Systems Ltd.

TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671

Rent includes heat, hot water & parking. Family living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, basketball court & Skytrain. No pets. Available now.

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ. 2 BR bsmnt, laundry, parking, cls to amens, $825/mo + 1/2 utils, N/s, pet ok. 604-931-7432

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

1 BR Apt, $775/mo. 2 BR Apt, $950/mo. 3 BR Apt, $1150/mo.

6595-20

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE

J & Z UNIQUE CLEANING European Ladies, many yrs exp, home or office. 604-754-7011

WHITGIFT GARDENS

Shared Accommodation

BBY SFU area, very lrg 1 BR + office, covered parking, sh’d W/D new reno’d. $875 incls utls. NS/ NP. Avail now. 604-444-3365

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.

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

6595

Miscellaneous Rentals

6450

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

5870 Sunset Street

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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

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

8087

Gutter Cleaning & Repairs: Complete Pressure Washing, Roofs, Houses, Driveways etc.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808

grantshomemaintenance@shaw.ca

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800 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, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

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

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Landscaping

8185

Moving & Storage

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

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

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

L & D Movers Small Deliveries, Vehicle, RV, Boat Hauling, Pod Packing, Bsmt Blockers, Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

8160

Lawn & Garden

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

Greenpath Yard Main’t

■ ■ ■ ■

Trim & Prune Hedges Yard Clean-up Rubbish Removal Bush Clearing & Weed Whacking

Free Estimates, WCB Ins’d 604-710-9670

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

CONFIDENT

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

Magic Star Painting

Fall Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379

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

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cut •Trim •Weed • Fall Cleanup & more ★ 604-317-5328

8185

Moving & Storage

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

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

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers from$48 per hour

604-524-2177 www.ezgomovers.com

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832

DJ PAINTING

Int/Ext. Com/Resid. Many Years Experience Top Quality Drywall Free Estimates

604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917

A Name You Can Trust

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

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

PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422 or 778-960-4004

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ WINTER RATES! Interior/Ext. Top quality work. 604-809-3842

Bill 604-298-1222

8200

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

942-5394

Planning on RENOVATING?

www.chrisdalehomes.com

LOW COST CONSTRUCTION

40 years experience

Renos, additions, kitchens, basement suites, drywall, tiling - Low Cost

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS 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!

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

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

Scrap Car Removal

1990 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 31,000 km, all original, like new. $32,500 604-987-3876 D24627

9125

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES FREE TOWING QUICK SERVICE ALWAYS AVAILABLE

778.865.5454

THE SCRAPPER

Domestic

HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)

New Construction, Reno’s & Restorations: Electrical, Plumbing, Drainage. All Jobs • TWE Stan 604-588-5555 or 604-671-7061

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2008 F-350 LARIAT Supercrew 4WD SWB (DVD) BCAA inspected $29,860, 134,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty inc’d

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

2003 CADILLAC STS Seville + 4 new winter tires, 78,000 km, 2nd owner, $11,000 no accid 604-689-4010 or 604-926-4030

E

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

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

8255

2004 CHRYSLER Intrepid SE AC, pw/s, p/w, MINT. 64,000km only! $7300 obo. 604-323-4819

9155

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ®

2010 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel 39,000 kms. Excellent Condition. 40,000km left on the manufacturer's warranty. $47,500 email: ckwong@marnetrealestate.com

9160

Sports & Imports

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2006 CORVETTE convt triple, black, very low ks, f/load, nav perfect DL#31014. 604-231-5800

1998 HONDA Accord, 166k, AC, cruise, pwr/hted mirrors, pwr windows, pwr locks, new rear brakes, aircared. Well maintained. Clean reliable car. No accidents. $4750. 604-377-7233

Rubbish Removal

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

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

2007 GMC CANYON SLE Ext Cab 4X4 BCAA inspected $15,960, 87,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d 2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179

9145

Scrap Car Removal

2008 F-150 XLT supercab 4WD BCAA inspected $17,860 75,300 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

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

2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 BCAA inspected $23,980 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

Tiling

Sell Your RV or Boat

DAVE ABBOTT Tile & Stone Installations & Repair Specialist! Best Rates. Guar. 778-808-5912 European Installer. Hardwood & laminate floors, and ceramic tiles. Call Roman, 604-722-8432

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Urban Market: Suburban Market:

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

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

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

2003 BMW 745i, local, very low kms, 1 owner, nac, f/load records, DL#31014, $16,950. 604-231-5800

2003 MERCEDES E500 Sport, perfect low ks f/load moon lthr wholesale priced $13,950 DL#31014. 604-231-5800

2004 AUDI A4 Quattro 3.0 local, 1 owner low ks f/load lthr moon DL#31014. $13,950. 604-231-5800

2010 NISSAN ALTIMA S (2.5L) BCAA inspected $15,980 85,600 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

604-657-9904

✓ RenoRite

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today!

9145

778.865.5454

WE CAN FIX IT

Call 604-518-0974

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Collectibles & Classics

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Trimax Roofing Ltd. 24hr. repairs, reroof WCB, Ins. Will beat all written prices. 604-856-4999

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

25% Off with this ad

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

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PLUMBERS

Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510

9110

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

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AUTOMOTIVE

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

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

Roofing

604-588-0833

PAINTING LTD.

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

8250

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604-444-3000

2011 NISSAN VERSA, h/b, auto, options, new snow, 40k, grey, $8,800 Firm. 604-538-4883

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loaded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2009 TRAVEL Lite 960rx ultra lite camper hardly used like new DL#31014. $13950. 604-231-5800

2007 Pleasureway Plateau 28,111 kms 5 cylinder diesel engine. Gray leather seating and maple cabinetry. $69,900 Call: (778) 434-2227

1979 Dodge 30’ MH 166,000K runs good needs tlc $1,500 (604) 897-6944


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OFFICIAL SUPPLIER OF MRI SCANS

TM

1981

From our humble beginnings on Elgin Ave. in 1981 to our state-of-the-art image centre at Gordon Professional Centre in 2005

At MedRay, we have an obvious relationship with Health, Fitness and Family. We look for opportunities to positively influence the communities in which we work, live and play. We are committed to supporting our neighbourhoods through sponsorships, community programs and employee volunteerism.

2005

Additionally, a number of MedRay team members participate in a variety of fund raising events supporting Cancer Research and Treatment.

Sponsorship in our Communities • • • • •

Ultrasound Team

Ride to Conquer Cancer CIBC Run for the Cure Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Classic Evening of Caring Gala Empty Stocking Fund

GenRad Team

• M R I • X R AY • U LT R A S O U N D • B O N E D E N S I T O M E T R Y

30 years old...

Clerical Team

BC Cancer Agency

Screening Mammography Program

3001 Gordon Ave., Coquitlam BC 604-941-7611 www.medrayimaging.com

30 Years of Leading, Changing and Growing


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