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Stabbing shuts down bus loop Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com A 19-year-old man is in critical condition after a stabbing in Coquitlam early Thursday morning. On Dec. 15 at 12:26 a.m., police were called to the Coquitlam bus loop at the corner of Barnet and Lougheed highways for a man who had been stabbed. A Maple Ridge man was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung could not confirm if the incident occurred on a bus. “What I can say is we are going through a couple of buses looking for evidence,” he said Thursday. Although police have a suspect description, they would not provide details. “We are not going to disclose it for the time being because we are actively pursuing a suspect,” Chung said. “I believe the suspect fled the scene on foot. We don’t know a motive and we don’t believe it’s gangrelated.” The Coquitlam bus loop and the Pinetree Village Mall parking lot were blocked off for investigation until midday Thursday. This is the first incident of the year in that area, Chung added. “Other than what happened this morning, there has been no serious assault at the Coquitlam bus loop since the first day of this year up to yesterday,” he said. “The bus loop is a relatively safe place to be.” Coquitlam RCMP’s major crime unit and forensic identification section are investigating. Witnesses are asked to call police at 604-945-1550. Anonymous information can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

The cod kissing has got to stop. Not to mention the seniors’ singalongs. And don’t even think about making a speech. All of these activities were part of the charm at Joe’s Atlantic Grill, but for now, they’re not allowed. Peter MacDonald appealed to Port Moody city council Tuesday night on behalf of the restaurant after receiving a visit from a Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) representative. “A liquor inspector came into my establishment. I had a seniors’ singalong planned, and he said I wasn’t allowed to do that because although I’m allowed to have music, I’m allowed to have bands, you can’t clap or sing along,” said MacDonald, who had to ask the seniors to stop singing. “I do a lot of charity. I do a lot of stuff with SHARE. And he said you can do stuff with SHARE, but if you have anybody come in like a council member or anybody who’s giving an award, they can’t do speeches. They can give the award but they can’t talk.” The reason for the restrictions, he said, is because he has a food primary licence. To continue hosting interactive activities at the 40-seat restaurant, he must request a change to his liquor licence to allow for patron participation entertainment. “I also do a night where it’s about becoming a Newfoundlander … and in order to become an honourary Newfoundlander, you have to kiss a cod,” said MacDonald, who named the St. Johns Street restaurant after his father. “So he said we wouldn’t be able to kiss a cod.” Before the LCLB makes a permanent change to a liquor licence, municipal government must provide comments on the application. MacDonald had until yesterday (Thursday) to

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David Saqui of The Skoundrels, the house band at Joe’s Atlantic Grill in Port Moody, won’t be able to lead seniors in singalongs, after the restaurant was told not to allow patrons to sing because it does not have the appropriate liquor licence. local government support is provide the information. needed only if the restaurant Council agreed to endorse the wants to serve liquor after midapplication for additional patron night or to offer certain types of participation, noting that noise entertainment,” a representative and community impacts were wrote in an e-mail. not a concern. Applying for a food primary Coun. Gerry Nuttall offered licence and his support as then operating chair of the as a bar can city’s arts and “I had a seniors’ have negative culture commitimpacts on the tee. singalong planned he “This type and he said I wasn’t community, added. of activity that allowed to do that.” “Restaurants you’re trying must apply for to promote is an endorsement exactly what that allows we’re trying to for entertainget into the city Peter MacDonald ment that — businesses Joe’s Atlantic Grill involves patron that provide participation entertainment,” because of the Nuttall said. potential noise complaints and “I’m actually quite surprised the increased risk that the estabthat you’re even having to be lishment will operate like a bar here tonight with some of the — not things considered in the things you’re telling us.” initial licensing of a restaurant,” According to the LCLB, the noted the LCLB. primary purpose of a licensed “Activities that are not restaurant must always be the allowed in a restaurant include service of food. games that require the patron “With a food primary licence,

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to get up from the food service area — such as darts or pool, games of chance which include payouts, tournaments, liquor manufacturer/agent theme nights, live on-premises prize fighting or kickboxing, exotic dancers, adult-oriented performers and adult-oriented activities and other similar activities which are not suitable for minors.” The LCLB will do a final review after the city sends a copy of its resolution. Then it will notify the restaurant of the decision by letter — a process that usually takes two to six weeks. “Once the establishment receives an approval letter from the LCLB,” the e-mail stated, “they may begin hosting entertainment immediately.” Mayor Mike Clay confirmed Tuesday that council would support MacDonald’s efforts. “We will be forwarding our comments on to the liquor control branch in favour of your application,” Clay said. twitter.com/jennifermcfee


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igns, signs, everywhere there’s signs. Except behind electric bikes in Port Moody, that is. But one city resident would like to see that changed. Neil Doyle owns a small business called Bicycle Billboards. He uses his electric bicycle to pull a small trailer equipped with a sign rack to display ads he sells. “I started a small business behind bicycle billboards because I saw the diesel trucks that were just advertising. They weren’t hauling anything. They were just advertising trucks,” Doyle told Port Moody council Tuesday night. “I thought, ‘I can do better than that. I can have advertisement behind an electric bicycle.’ So I’m legal in New Westminster, Burnaby and Vancouver, but I’m not legal in my hometown of Port Moody.” Doyle is asking Port Moody to change its sign bylaw to allow vehicle signs for bicycles and electric bicycles towing trailers. He is also asking that the bylaw allow for security-vehicle-grade flashing lights on the back of the trailers for safety. “I believe the original spirit of that bylaw was to keep the diesel trucks and other vehicles off our roads because they contribute to pollution, they contribute to congestion, and I think they’re kind of ugly,” Doyle said. “My signs, on the other hand, I think are kind of pretty. I don’t add to pollution because I do most of the work myself and I have the electric motor for the hills. I won’t be adding to congestion because I’ll be running on off-peak hours and parked off the road on peak hours. “As I said, I think they look a lot

better than the trucks.” The innovative advertisements could also have a positive impact on other local businesses, he added. “St. Johns, Murray and Clarke have a lot of businesses that I don’t believe have enough exposure. People go whizzing by them day in, day out, and they don’t have any idea what’s in their own backyard. I’ve been living here for six years, and every once in a while I still notice a business that I can tell has been there for a while but I never saw it before,” Doyle said. “That is why I’m here. I’m here to appeal to you to change the bylaw. I know that some of you campaigned on small businesses and some of you campaigned on green growth in Port Moody. Really, I think I have both of those summed up fairly tidily.” The idea caught the attention of Coun. Diana Dilworth. “I’m really interested in this. I see some potential,” Dilworth said. “But glaring right in my eyes is it contravenes our sign bylaw in so many different ways.” Coun. Rick Glumac agreed. “I commend that you’re starting a business that’s a green business. I think that’s great. When I first read through our bylaw for signs, it does strike me that this does not fit within the spirit of our current bylaw. A bicycle is a vehicle, and we do restrict advertising on vehicles. I think the reason for that is distractions and to avoid visual clutter and things like that,” Glumac said. “Once we open this up, I’m very concerned where it can go. I don’t see that we need to change the spirit of our current bylaw for signs, so I won’t be supporting this.” No decisions were made Tuesday night. The issue will be back on the agenda at the next council meeting on Jan. 10. twitter.com/jennifermcfee

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Police raided two Port Moody apartments Thursday morning as part of an investigation into clandestine methamphetamine labs believed to be linked to B.C. biker gangs. On Dec. 15 at 5 a.m., the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) began searching five Metro Vancouver locations: two in Port Moody, two in Vancouver and one in Surrey. Sgt. Bill Whalen said the Port Moody searches were in apartment towers located in the 200 block of Newport Drive, in the Newport Village neighbourhood and the 400 block of Capilano Road, in the

Suter Brook neighbourhood. “In those two particular locations, they weren’t really active labs,” said Whalen, the CFSEU spokesperson. “What we found in those locations were finished product, drugs and also chemicals used to produce some of those drugs.” So far, two arrests have been made, including one in relation to the Port Moody properties. “We’ve got two in custody. We’re looking to arrest at least three other people today,” Whalen told The NOW Thursday morning. “We’ve got obviously more suspects and more evidence being gathered as the day goes on.” For now, police are not releasing additional information about the suspects.

“We won’t be announcing charges or naming names until probably at least a month or more,” Whalen said. “It takes quite a while … The people arrested need to be interviewed and all of the locations need to be searched for evidence. “That evidence needs to be gathered and written up into reports and forwarded to Crown, so it takes quite some time.” Led by the CFSEU’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Enforcement Unit, the investigation has been going on for several months. Thursday’s raids involved more than 150 police officers from the RCMP, the Vancouver Police Department, municipal and RCMP  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see THREE OTHER METH LABS.

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emergency response teams and the Clandestine Laboratories Unit. These methamphetamine labs pose safety risks because of the chemicals involved and the potential criminal activity, Whalen added. “Any time you’ve got someone living in your area that’s involved in organized crime, that’s not a good thing. Obviously you know that just from the shootings that have occurred [in Metro Vancouver] in the past few days,” he said. “At the same time, any time you’re either

operating a meth lab in an industrial area close to a residential area and/or stirring hazardous chemicals in an apartment in such a tightly confined space where so many other people are living, that’s a concern to us. It kind of boggles our minds that people like that are uncaring about their fellow neighbours when they do this kind of stuff.” In addition to the Port Moody locations, the other raids occurred in the 2600 block of Lillooet Street in Vancouver, the 1100 block of Pacific Street in Vancouver and the 9400 block of 189 Street in Surrey. twitter.com/jennifermcfee

Expansion could be on the horizon for Eagle Ridge Hospital. Fraser Health and the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation are undertaking a master concept planning process for the hospital focused on expansion, improvement and health service delivery in the Tri-Cities. After it’s complete, the plan will guide decisions for hospital improvements and future expansion, according to a news release. Architects and planners will interpret the information into options that will show how the hospital can develop in phases until 2030. The planning team will also aim to connect potential hospital growth to a broader TriCities community health planning process.

Charlene Giovanetti-King, executive director of the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, spoke in favour of the process. “The master concept planning process provides an exceptional opportunity for us to connect with our community and better understand their needs and wishes,” Giovanetti-King said in the news release. “Once complete, the plan will provide a clear understanding of the expansion priorities for the hospital, which enables us to be very focused with our fundraising and community engagement campaigns.” Similar planning exercises are underway for hospitals in the communities of Delta, Peace Arch and Burnaby.

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hundreds of flyers containing misinformation distributed throughout the city. Distributed by a group calling itself the “Coalition for an Environmentally Friendly PoCo,” the flyer suggested the plant would include “massive shipping containers” full of “extremely toxic” amounts of hydrogen sulphide gas. The flyer was printed on four pages worth of glossy, nonrecyclable paper. A public meeting was held Nov. 29 to dispel some of the points raised in the flyer. Reps from Cascade, the provincial government, Metro Vancouver and the city attended. “I have not received one phone call since that meeting on the 29th — I think that says a lot,” Moore said. “As Coun. Penner said, we should have been doing this 30 years ago. “This isn’t rocket science what we’re doing here. Farmers have had composters in their backyards forever because that’s just the best way to do it. We’re just doing it on a larger scale now.” Given Monday’s vote, the next step in the process lays in Metro Vancouver’s hands, as the regional government will decide whether to issue Cascade a facility composting licence.

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Do teachers need Xmas gifts? Have you ever prepared a special gift for your child’s teacher? I have been told many times that parents should give a gift worth about $20 to their child’s teacher at the end of the year. I can’t believe that some immigrant friends were told to prepare a special gift for the teacher by other old-timer immigrants as part of the “local culture.” On the other hand, it is more shameful that To The most of the teachers accepted the gift without hesitation. “A thank-you card is the best gift to me,” my ESL teacher said during the first lesson. I am so glad to hear those words from a teacher’s mouth. That is the reason that I trust teachers. Guo Yang Coquitlam

When on July 7, 1988, Parliament passed the Act for the Preservation and Enhancement of Multiculturalism in Canada, augmented in 1991 by the Department of Multiculturalism and Citizenship Act, the idea took hold that minorities were offended by Christmas and other public expressions of traditional Canadian culture. It should be clearly noted that this Editor did not originate with minority new Canadians, but with self-proclaimed so-called “progressive” middle-class higher-purpose white folks who thought it was the very essence of enlightened liberalism to diminish their own cultural and religious traditions as offensive to others and to have those traditions eliminated. It is those people we really have to fear, and what is worse is how the virus of political correctness has infected our society — to the point where our multicultural outreach efforts of accommodation to newcomers have truly descended into a theatre of the absurd. E.W. Bopp Delta

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Re: “Who’s offended by Christmas?” letter to the editor, Wednesday, Dec. 7. Bravo for letter writer Neil Swanson to unmask the “overzealous PC Police” as the real “Grinch who stole Christmas.”

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f you haven’t been taking notes, it’s hard to recall the sheer number of black eyes the RCMP has gotten over the past year or two — or even the past couple of weeks. There were the high-profile deaths of Ian Bush and Robert Dziekanski; there was the bungling of the Robert Pickton file; there was the inadvertent release of hundreds of crime scene and victim images left on a digital camera “hidden” on a suspect’s property. Then came the harassment claims. Four officers have come forward alleging that they were victims of constant bullying and sexual harassment, and that their leadership was completely indifferent. Out of this Lord-of-the-Flies culture rise newly minted Commissioner Bob Paulson and, in B.C., Assistant Commissioner Craig Callens. Both men have publicly vowed to crack down on misconduct of this kind. Theirs is a huge task. It’s a good development that a disinterested civilian, an American no less, will investigate deaths and serious injuries in B.C. involving Mounties, hopefully ending decades of wagon circling and obfuscation. But professional misconduct will still be handled through the same channels, and it will be up to Paulson and Callens to make those channels actually work for once. Frankly, examples must be made. But to wash out so many stains from the iconic red serge, the prime task must be to make new officers expect and demand a new culture. These are the women and men who will eventually turn a secret society back into a public service.

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Just a few drops of water really do add up A stopped to consider why I get to lead this life and s we inch closer to Christmas, I get reminders others don’t. about all the things I should be thankful for. One of the things that I’ve been told numerous The ringing of the Salvation Army kettles times concerns my use of water. My sister, who can reminds me that there are some families trying to be extremely environmentally friendly when she survive the freezing snow and biting winds without wants to be, always yells at me to turn the necessary warm clothing that I take off the tap while I’m soaping my hands. for granted. My response is always, “So what?” Everywhere I go, I’m reminded of the What does it matter if I waste a couple of necessities that others aren’t privileged drops of water? A kid in Africa can’t curb enough to have: food, warm clothing or his thirst with my few drops of water even the money to buy a small present to that I would spare. But then I started make their child’s Christmas a little bit wondering: what would happen if, every happier. single time that I washed my hands, I And yet every morning when I stumble My Generation saved the water that I would have otherout of my warm bed, I reach into the wise wasted. closet to grab a different set of clothes. Andrew Chang I wash my hands about six or seven Each time I come home from school, I times a day. That water would quickly reach into the cupboard to grab a cookie. build up. And in a week, even if I had saved one botI do it without thinking. For me, it’s natural, out of tle’s worth of water, wouldn’t that be enough to sushabit, something that I’ve always taken for granted. tain someone for another day? Right now, according And to me, it’s amazing that millions of people to waterinfo.org and UN Water, a typical person in a across Canada can do this without thinking of those First-World country uses about 500 litres of water a people without. day. Yes, you read that correctly. A day. I’m not standing up on my soapbox here, preachSomeone in Gambia survives on four and a half ing to all those beneath me about what a good litres of water each day, on average. person I am. Far from it. I’ve been living this life for If you went with only half of your normal water 16 years now, and for the majority of that, I haven’t

consumption, you could help 50 people. Fifty people who desperately need that water. Fifty people who walk about six kilometres to access water, while we, as Canadians, have more lakes in our country than the whole world combined. It’s a resource that we don’t value enough. With 2.5 per cent of all the water on Earth fit for human consumption, perhaps we should seriously consider how we’re using this resource. Pretty soon, we humans won’t be fighting to control the vast oil fields. We’ll be fighting for ownership of drinkable water. I’m not here to tell you to donate. I’m not here to tell you to spend your life savings on someone you don’t even know. As my family will tell you, I’m not even the most socially conscious member of my household. I’m just the guy who has these thoughts about what it would take to try and equalize this world. I’m still trying to figure out what kind of impact I can make on this world. You should be too. But while you’re thinking, turn off the tap, OK? And thanks. Thanks, from all those who are too parched to tell you themselves. Andrew Chang is a Grade 11 student at Gleneagle Secondary in Coquitlam.


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English ivy is an aggressive invasive plant and has become widespread in southwestern B.C. — including in Minnekhada Regional Park — rapidly spreading into forests. Ivy smothers native plants and trees by outcompeting for light, moisture and nutrients. According to Evergreen, a national environmental non-profit organization, ivy can kill a mature tree in less than 10 years. On Nov. 6, 18 volunteers from both the Lower Mainland Green Team and the Minnekhada Park Association tackled ivy using pruners and gloves at three sites where it was just starting to spread. Ivy was removed in its entirety from each site and the plan is that after a few more ivy removals, it will be eradicated permanently from those sites. However, ivy around the Minnekhada Lodge has spread dramatically and will need the help of many volunteers in the future to control it. To join the Lower Mainland Green Team, please visit www.meetup.com/thelower-mainland-green-team. Lyda Salatian Surrey

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Christmas for a cause benefits homeless

Coquitlam native Amanda Assalone is spearheading two upcoming concerts in an effort to raise funds for the region’s homeless. Dubbed Christmas for a Cause, the shows are slated for Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Oakridge United Church in Vancouver and Thursday, Dec. 22 at Eagle Ridge United Church in Coquitlam. Both performances get underway at 8 p.m. “A friend of mine and I began [performing] together five years ago because we wanted to give back to the community with what we do best,” Assalone said in an e-mail to The NOW. “However, it is not like the typical Christmas show you would expect to see. With a Kurucz cast of six, all 25 years old and younger, we sing, dance and act Christmas songs, while putting a twist on them to include humour, sincerity and warmth.” To date, Assalone’s efforts have netted more than $7,000, all of which has been donated to the First United Church and the Union Gospel Mission.

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A pair of Tri-Cities residents have been cast in the Goh Ballet’s yearly holiday presentation of The Nutcracker, which started Thursday in Vancouver. Port Moody’s Kaya Szlachetka landed the lead role, playing the part of Clara, while Port Coquitlam native Emma Kelly will take to the stage of Vancouver’s Centre for Performing Arts as a mouse. Running through Saturday, the show goes beyond the confines of traditional ballet and incorporates magicians, acrobats and the helping hand of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. “Goh Ballet’s celebrated production of The Nutcracker is filled with imagination and something for everyone, whether one is seeing dance for the first time or is a seasoned dance aficionado,” said Chan Hon Goh, the show’s producer, in a press release. “Award-winning dancers, gymnasts, ballroom couples and even an illusionist bring the ballet to life with our special guest artists from American Ballet Theatre. All of this provides an unforgettable live performance experience that has truly become Vancouver’s own holiday tradition.” Tickets for The Nutcracker range in price between $28 and $78. For show times and other information, see www.gohnutcracker. com.

Tchaikovsky gets a hand from Tri-Cities dancers

Tri-Cities dancers Anne Hung, HannahJane Clutchey, Victoria Melo and Sarah Baldwin will be taking part in the Alberta Ballet rendition of The Nutcracker in Vancouver later this month. The show runs from Dec. 28 to 31 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and the action on stage will be supplemented by the sounds of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Show times are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. from Dec. 28 to 30, while 2 p.m. matinées are also offered on Dec. 30 and 31. Tickets range in price between $22.50 and $70, and can be purchased by calling 1-855-985-2787 or by logging onto www. ticketmaster.ca.

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The story “Atkinson lights up Port Moody” in the Wednesday, Dec. 7 edition contained incorrect information. A press release from the Port Moody Public Library incorrectly suggested that Judith M. Atkinson’s exhibit Continuum was currently being shown at the Electronic Avenue Art Gallery. Atkinson’s exhibit is not on display at the gallery, though a separate exhibit is being shown at the Port Moody Public Library throughout December.

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Donations still needed for Pennies for Presents Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com The pennies are rolling in — but slowly. So far, this year’s Pennies for Presents campaign has raised $1,616.14, which is a long stretch from last year’s record-breaking total of $21,062.27. All proceeds go to SHARE Family & Community Services to buy Christmas gifts for TriCities kids in need. But it’s not too late to donate, and every cent helps. So dig deep behind couch cushions and in the bottom of backpacks to find forgotten coins. Collection buckets will be set up throughout the community to receive donations until Dec. 31. Coins and cheques can be dropped off at The NOW’s office at 201A-3430 Brighton

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They will be at Coquitlam Grill at 2 p.m., followed by Dufferin Senior Centre and Taco Del Mar in Port Coquitlam. For anyone else who wants to do a good deed, the team recommends donating to the food bank or another non-profit, volunteering, letting young people know they are valued, smiling at strangers, sharing lunch with someone who may be hungry and saying hi to someone you don’t know.

Bear cub colouring contest

Tri-Cities kids can show their artistic flair while promoting bear awareness. Verico Zanders is presenting its second annual Beary Christmas colouring contest that features the Tri-Cities cubs now living at Critter Care Wildlife Society. Two winners will each get a grand prize of $75 gift cards for Toys R Us. To download a colouring contest picture, visit www.vericozanders.com.

School district tops 90 per cent rate

School District 43 has achieved its highest-ever overall completion rate of 90.6 per cent, according to a recent Ministry of Education announcement. This includes a 12.5-per-cent increase for students with special needs over the last five years.

“This incredible level of success can be attributed to the skill and passion of our staff,” said Supt. Tom Grant in a press release. “The application of abilities within classrooms and schools is evident on a daily basis.”

Hope Lutheran helps people in recovery

The Grade 5 students at Hope Lutheran Christian School have stepped up to spread holiday cheer. They made small gift packages of homemade gingerbread cookies, and added hot chocolate mix, oranges, poems and a Bible verse. They delivered the gifts to the Men’s Recovery House in Port Coquitlam, where they hosted a Christmas singalong with the residents. As well, they delivered coats and blankets, plus 50 more gift packages of gloves and toiletries to the Hope for Freedom Society. They thank Canadian Superstore, which donated many supplies for the packages. This group of students believes small projects can make a difference and can heal broken spirits. They hope more students in the school and in the community will join their efforts. For their next project, they created 15 board games for an organization called We Care 4 Your Community Society. The games will be provided to preschool-aged children who are permanently ill. Ikea and Home Depot donated supplies for the initiative.

Riverside continues hamper program

Riverside Secondary students also shared the Christmas spirit. The school’s 68 advisory classes prepared holiday hampers for families identified by SHARE Family & Community Services. The hamper drive has been a Riverside tradition since the school opened in 1996. Since then, the Port Coquitlam school has provided more than 1,000 hampers to families through SHARE. Music students also brought the gift of song by performing at Riverview Hospital’s staff and patient Christmas party. The student-driven event stemmed from a music council idea. The students chose the music, hosted auditions, ran rehearsals and organized the entire show. The Music for Charities event featured students in solo, duet, combo and group performances. As well, the school’s leadership students hosted a community Christmas dinner for more than 120 children and families from nearby elementary and middle schools. Guests enjoyed a dinner prepared by culinary arts students, along with entertainment and a visit from Santa.

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Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133 free bingo at 1 p.m., followed by ham and turkey draw at 3:30 p.m. at 2875 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. CPR Holiday Train arrives at Queen Street Plaza in Port Moody at 5:45 p.m. Live entertainment on a box-car stage, with donations going to SHARE food bank. Santa Train offers one complimentary return ticket for West Coast Express to Downtown Vancouver (for same-day-only use) for each new, unwrapped toy donation to SHARE. Trains arrive at 10:37 a.m. at Port Coquitlam Station, 10:43 a.m. at Coquitlam Central Station and 10:48 a.m. at Port Moody Station. Info: www.westcoastexpress.com. events@thenownews.com Terry Fox Library free Saturday storytime for families with young children, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-927-7999.

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Port Moody Station Museum hosts a holiday tea on the train, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 2734 Murray St. (next to Rocky Point Park) in Port Moody. Enjoy tea, coffee or cocoa and sweet treats, as well as classic holiday music, on the museum’s authentic 1920s passenger car. Reservations are not required. Cost is $5 per person. Info: info@portmoodymuseum.org. City of Port Coquitlam hosts Skate with Santa from 12:45 to 4 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, 2150 Wilson Ave. Regular admission fees apply.

MONDAY, DEC. 19

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133 drop-in darts at 7:30 p.m. at 2875 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. SFU Philosophers’ Café moderated by Graham Forst, a former English and philosophy professor, focuses on the topic of Satan: Real or Fictional? “How does the concept arise in the Bible and develop in fundamentalist religion? Is it possible to substitute ‘obsessiveness’ for demonic possession? Sexual promiscuity? Compulsive consumerism?” Everyone is welcome to attend. Experience is not required. Info: 778-782-5215 or www.philosopherscafe.net. Session takes place at 7 p.m. at the Gathering Place, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq. in PoCo. Admission is $5 per person.

TUESDAY, DEC. 20

Port Moody Public Library celebrates the season with traditional carols, heartwarming stories and a visit from a very special guest, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre. Library staff and trustees will be on hand with refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to go green by bringing their own travel mug for hot chocolate. Donations of non-perishable food items for the SHARE food bank will also be accepted. Come early for a good seat. All ages are welcome at this free event. Info: 604-469-4577. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133 meat draw at 4 p.m. at 2875 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo.

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Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133 meat draw at 4:30 p.m. at 2875 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo.

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City of Port Coquitlam hosts a Christmas Eve Skate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, 2150 Wilson Ave. Regular admission fees apply. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133 free bingo at 1 p.m., meat draw at 3:30 p.m., followed by a “super draw,” at 2875 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Bar closes at 6 p.m.

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Lighting up the Tri-Cities Looking for a fun way to spend an evening? Check out these Tri-Cities light displays:

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• 678 Folsom St. — This 27-foot by three-foot rooftop graphic display screen has 22,000 LED lights. In addition, there are seven large wire-framed trees lit up, plus more than 50,000 programmed lights that twinkle and dance in moving patterns controlled by microprocessor and computers. Other highlights include a waving Santa, shooting stars, bells, spiral trees, Frosty the Snowman and Candy Cane Alley. • 1617 Plateau Cres. — This year’s display has plenty of Christmas lights and figurines, including Disney characters, Snoopy and Christmas characters. Donations will be collected for the non-profit “charity: water,” which brings clean and safe drinking water to developing nations. For more information, visit charitywater.org.

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• 793 Pinemont Ave. — After more than a decade, this will be the final year for this Christmas light display, which features more than 60,000 lights, characters and interactive elements for children to play with. Lights are on nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. until Jan. 1. Saturday, Dec. 17 will include hot chocolate and a picture with Santa. Donations will be accepted for the B.C. Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit www.piczo. com/xmasguyshouse. • 3970 Cedar Dr. — This festive display brightens the neighbourhood with more than 50,000 lights. Highlights include Santa and all nine reindeer on the roof, plus window silhouettes, trees, angels, stars and more. The display is on nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. until Jan. 1. • 3313 Rae St. — This home features more than 100,000 lights synchronized to music from 5 to 10 p.m.

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know that you can try the plan for a week and then revisit to see if it’s working for everyone. Work with the kids to organize their closets and dressers so it’s easy to find what they need. Sometimes kids dawdle because they just don’t like their clothing. Bring them shopping with you when you

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(NC)—Christmas is a holiday full of joy and celebration. It can also be a time of consumption and stress on the environment. However, holiday shoppers and celebrants can easily reduce their carbon footprint this holiday season. During a season in which more is often more, it can be a challenge to cut back in an effort to protect the planet. But scaling back gifts, food consumption and travel can be effective ways to go green this holiday season. • Buy fewer gifts. Christmas gifts show others how much they are cared about. Some gifts are given out of necessity. Others are more of a sentimental statement. It’s easy to express how much you care without overdoing it. Set a limit on the number of gifts each recipient gets. • Organize a “Secret Santa.” An easy way to cut down on gifts purchased is to organize a Secret Santa or holiday grab bag. This means that each participating person only has to purchase one gift. • Be smart about wrapping. Chances are there are plenty of items around the house that can be recycled into gift wrapping for presents. Foil, newspaper, comics, magazines and even brown mailing paper are all good ideas. For those interested in really going green, skip the wrapping all together. • It’s OK to make gifts. Handmade gifts are thoughtful and can be cherished for years. Individuals who know how to knit or crochet can handcraft scarves or hats. Make a photo album with scrapbooking supplies. Individuals who are handy in the kitchen may want to give baked goods. • Choose battery-free gifts. Discarded batter-

ies are a plague on the environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about 40 per cent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season. If batteries can’t be avoided, choose ones that can be recharged. • Use LED holiday lights. Keeping lights on for hours on end certainly uses a lot of electricity. Limit the drain on energy by selecting lights that have the least impact. LEDs use less power and last longer than traditional bulbs. When possible, consider the use of solar-powered holiday lights. Plus, don’t leave the lights on when no one is home or the household has gone to sleep. • Decorate a live tree. Christmas tree farms are in the business of regularly planting and harvesting evergreen trees. That makes live trees a renewable resource instead of plastic trees made from petroleum. What’s more, after the season Christmas trees can be turned into mulch. • Send recycled cards or e-cards. The amount of cards sold in the United States during the holiday season would fill a football field 10 stories high and requires the harvesting of nearly 300,000 trees. Don’t send so many cards and choose materials around the house that can be turned into Christmas cards for those that you do send. Also, recycle last year’s cards into tags for gifts. • Recycle leftover materials. Chances are large gifts will have enough wrapping paper remaining to wrap other gifts next year. Avoid metallic paper, which is more difficult to recycle. Be sure to break down all cardboard and paper so that it can be put out for recycling. www.newscanada.com

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Over the years, Maple Ridge Chrysler has been involved in many community events Being noted as the #1 Chrysler Dealership in Canada isn’t just about providing and activities. They have donated countless hours of their time, as well as much exceptional customer service, or about how many vehicles are sold; it’s about the kindness shown on a daily basis, about being aware of what’s happening in your needed funds. We’d like to share with you some of the people and charities and various organizations own community, and about being dedicated to trying all the time, even if in small who have benefited from the kindness and time given by everyone at Maple Ridge doses to help in any way you can when you’re give the chance to do so. Little things, even the smallest of kind gestures can make a huge difference when everyone is Chrysler. working together. 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Avoid these ‘worst gifts’ for both men and women

(NC)—Great gifts are great for a multitude of reasons, but bad gifts tend to have a lot in common. The worst gifts are not only a poor fit with the recipient’s personality, lifestyle or interests, but also send a negative or critical message. Just plain bad gifts tend to fall into three categories: The useless, the thoughtless and the tasteless. And while the lists of awful items for men and women may be different, they nevertheless fall into one of these diagnostic categories. If you’re considering purchasing gifts in any of the following four categories for the man or men in your life, think again. Clothing: While this sounds innocent enough, when the clothes don’t match a man’s style, it can be construed as a suggestion that you don’t like what he wears or want him to up his fashion game. If you don’t have a clue about what the men in your life actually like and will wear, make another choice. Household bric-a-brac or decorative elements: Items in this category include everything from a new dish rack to artsy decor items. Such items might send a negative message similar to new clothes, and many men

are territorial about their homes and resist outside (i.e., female) advice on decorating. So unless you know exactly what he wants or needs, go back to the drawing board. Sentimental items: What a woman might call “sweet,” a man might want to store in the trash can. If you’re tempted to get your husband or boyfriend that cute teddy bear that reminds you of him, or flannel pajamas printed with those same teddy bears, forget it. And forget the book of syrupy love poetry, romantic movies or Tshirts with sappy sayings. He’ll be glad you did. Psychology or self-help materials in any form or format: This is perhaps the biggest no-no of them all and sends the biggest “You’re not OK” message. So if you’re tempted to buy your guy a book about improving communication skills, finding a better job or making better use of time, don’t. Enough said. When gifting women, men should also avoid certain gifts. Appliances: For most women, household appliances fall under the heading of “need” rather than “want,” unless it is a specialty item that you’re certain she has been yearning for.

Lingerie: The principle here is similar to why clothes are a bad idea for guys, but can lead to far more disastrous outcomes. Many men don’t realize that a gift of lingerie is often accompanied by an unintended message. If it’s too small, she needs to lose weight. If it’s too big, you think she’s fat. If it’s too racy, you don’t think she’s sexy. And if it’s too plain, you don’t think she’s sexy. Simply stated, unless you know the exact size and type of lingerie she favours or want to ruin any chances of peace on Earth during your holiday season, move on. Jewelry: Here again, unless you know exactly what the woman in your life wants, skip it. Not only is jewelry something that women prefer to choose for themselves, it can send a message (i.e., overly romantic or not romantic enough) that men don’t realize they’re sending. Gym membership/fitness equipment: The big no-no. Under no circumstances is it wise to present the woman in your life with a gift whose underlying message is “Lose weight” or “Shape up.” The alltime worst gift for women? A bathroom scale. www.newscanada.com

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Fairmont Royal York Hotel: 250g /1 cup diced onion 150g /½ cup diced celery 100g /1/3 cup butter 500g /4 cups bread cubes Salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp chopped thyme 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 3 crushed garlic cloves 250mL/1 cup chicken stock to bind 200g/1 1/2 cups chestnuts roughly chopped Method Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add onions, celery, garlic, salt and pepper. Add chestnuts and bread. Stir for one minute. Remove and place into a mixing bowl. Add the stock to bind and finally the

To prepare your turkey Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Remove the giblets from the turkey’s cavity. Wash the turkey cavity under the tap and drain. Fill with the chestnut stuffing and tie the legs to secure the stuffing. Brush the turkey with oil and season the turkey well with salt and pepper. Place stuffed turkey onto a roasting tray and place into oven. See the meat doneness chart for times — a 3 to 5 kg turkey will take approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours to cook. Your turkey should always have an internal temperature of 170°F (77 °C) when cooked. www.newscanada.com

a d y i l n T i o a r H Date: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 Time: 4:00 pm – approximately 6:30 pm Place: Queen’s Street Plaza, Port Moody Bring your Children to meet Santa and enjoy the festivities

◗ Hot chocolate ◗ Carolers ◗ Cookie Decorating ◗ Chili ◗ Bon Fire by Port Moody Fire Dept. ◗ Arrival of the CP Holiday Train scheduled for 5:45 ◗ CP Holiday Train entertainers are Valdy (valdy.com) and Tracey Brown Celebrate the Season at the Holiday Train Winter Festival

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There are so many ways to add the perfect pinch of pizzazz to your home, says Gardner. Here are a few:

Decorate

Nothing is more festive during the holidays than a perfectly festooned home. Stampin Up! offers you a variety of ways to turn your home into a yuletide extravaganza. The holiday stocking Bigz L Die, for example, lets you cut paper or fabric to create your own stocking. Bigz décor elements are fantastic holiday-themed vinyl pieces that create a beautiful damask background to bring the spirit of the season right into your home. You can also add a hint of holiday flair with the stitched felt and quilted satin ribbon, which allow you and those you love to design the perfect tree ornament or greeting card. Top these off with mini jingle bells to make your seasonal projects and décor ring out.

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The designer series paper makes the art of card creation a cinch. You and your family will want to wrap yourselves up in these warm textures to create cozy cards for the

holidays. Nothing spreads cheer faster than handmade greetings. You can even add a touch of glimmer and give them an antique look with embossing powder.

Set the table

Letterpress plates give an embossed look to items, lending a hint of year-end joy to any gathering. Use various cards to assign place settings, label dishes and create cocktail themes. The time it will take your family to make the table cards will definitely allow the chef of the house to focus on the feast.

designer fabric. “As you can see, there are so many ways to add seasonal merriment to your home,” says Gardner. “Anyone interested in learning more about these creative ideas is encouraged to attend a demonstrator’s workshop. Visit www.stampinup.ca to find a demonstrator in your area and add a little spice to your holiday. www.newscanada.com

Give

The holiday spirit is built around love and generosity for others. There is no greater way to share your love than through a personalized gift. Why don’t you bake some homemade cookies and customize them with sweet pressed cookie stamps to give to your neighbour who shovelled your driveway last week? These stamps are food- and kid-safe and can be used with your favourite shortbread cookie dough or fondant. Better yet, give your sweets a personalized touch by placing them in a homemade decorated box wrapped with the designer series paper and

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create their own gifts and save some money along the way. For example, shoppers skilled at woodworking can create a personalized wood carving for a friend or family member. Good at knitting? Knit a scarf, mittens or even a blanket for a loved one who lives in a cold weather region. Such personalized gifts are often especially meaningful to their recipients, who appreciate the time and effort such keepsakes take to create. • Be patient. Nowadays, many families are so spread out geographically that they don’t always get together on Christmas Day. If that’s the case and you won’t be seeing your family until a few days after Christmas, take advantage of the special sales offered in the days after the actual holiday. Items are often heavily discounted, and if you can stay patient, your patience might just pay off with substantial savings. • Establish spending rules with family members before the shopping season begins. In an effort to reduce some of the financial burden of the holiday season, many families have begun to place spending limits on holiday shopping. This saves everyone money and ensures no one finds themselves with substantial debt come the new year. • Do a gift exchange with family and friends. Many larger families have also begun to do a gift exchange rather than asking members of the family to buy gifts for each and every member of the family. In a gift exchange, each member of the family draws a name out of a hat and then only buys a gift for that specific person. This even has the added benefit of allowing shoppers to buy something a little more expensive for a family member since they aren’t obligated to buy gifts for anyone else. • Start early. The earlier you begin your holiday shopping, the more you can spread out your spending. This reduces the financial stress of the season while still allowing shoppers to get something special for everyone on their shopping list. Holiday spending may or may not increase this holiday season. But savvy shoppers can still make the most of their spending without breaking the bank. www.newscanada.com

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Across B.C., 4,000 SPCA animals wait for adoption giving pets as gifts, if an individual or family has carefully considered their decision to bring a pet into their home, the holidays can be the perfect time to introduce a furry new friend to the family. People tend to take time off work and children are out of school, so there is more time to get to know a new family member. All SPCA adoptable animals are available for viewing online (bcpetsearch.com) or you can drop by your nearest BC SPCA branch to meet

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ecently, I took my three dogs to have their photos taken with Santa. A bit embarrassing to admit, yes, but the proceeds went to the BC SPCA so it was all for a good cause. But the truth is that my three dogs — all adopted from the SPCA — are, in fact, like my “children.” They are an important part of my family and our home just wouldn’t be the same without them. Right now, in SPCA branches across B.C., 4,000 beautiful, deserving animals are desperately waiting for a family to call their own. One of the biggest misconceptions about shelter animals is that they are somehow “damaged” or “second-class” pets. Nothing could be further from the truth. Animals are

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Aspen is a sweet girl who can be a bit shy at times. It can be pretty overwhelming living in a room with 30 other cats! Aspen is very gentle and affectionate and would likely do well in any home. Aspen keeps to herself mostly, but would be okay in a home with another cat.

• Lorie Chortyk is the general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

Cats, dogs and other animals are available for adoption at local animal shelters.

Coquitlam Animal Services

• ANIMAL: CAT • BREED: DSH • SEX: SPAYED FEMALE • AGE: ADULT

them in person. If you are able to give a homeless animal the greatest gift of all this season — a loving family to call their own — I hope your new best friend brings you as much joy and happiness as my three furry friends have brought my family. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season and a very happy new year.

DIESEL

• ANIMAL: DOG • BREED: PITT BULL MIX • SEX: MALE • AGE: ADULT Diesel is a sweet natured boy with lots of energy. He will need an experienced owner who is familiar with Bully Breeds. Diesel has some obedience training, but could benefit from some classes with his new family. We would recommend an adult only home for Diesel due to his energy level. Diesel is a big cuddle bug and would be quite happy to snuggle up on the couch on a cold wet winter day! Diesel would be best as the only pet in the home.

MOZZA

• ANIMAL: CAT • BREED: DSH • SEX: SPAYED FEMALE • AGE: YOUNG ADULT

Mozza is a sweet, but shy, little girl. She’s likely about 1 year old and very loving and affectionate. Mozza is finding shelter life a little overwhelming and tends to hang out in a cozy cat tree. Mozza doesn’t seem too concerned with the other cats and would do fine in a home with another feline.

SPCA is raising awareness about pet adoption through its Home for the Holidays adoption drive. While the SPCA strongly discourages

All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered and have received a set of vaccinations. These and other animals are available for adoption at the

Coquitlam Animal Shelter, 500 Mariner Way • 604-927-7387

Open Monday to Friday from 9am-8pm, weekends & holidays from 10am-4pm. Interested in volunteering or fostering? ...please call us."

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REX • ANIMAL: REX RABBIT • SEX: NEUTERED MALE

Patria is a sweet little cat. She’s likely not much older than 2 years and is in good health. She can sometimes get a bit fiesty and we would recommend she go to an adult only home. Patria doesn’t seem to much care for the company of other cats and would prefer to be the only cat in the home.

Operated by the City of Coquitlam, the kennel is conveniently located at Mariner Way and Austin Avenue in its own private enclosure at the Coquitlam Animal Shelter. Boarding Fees are: • 1 dog in 1 kennel/24hr period: $25.00 • 2 dogs (same family) in 1 kennel/24hr period: $38.00 (dogs' combined weight must not exceed 100lbs) • Double kennel/24hr period: 2 dogs (same family): $50.00 3 dogs (same family) sharing: $60.00 (dogs' combined weight must not exceed 200lbs) $5.00/extra fee for medication - up to (2) twice/day $24.00 non-refundable deposit required for all bookings Guests enjoy: • Spacious indoor / outdoor kennels • Heated Floors • Daily Exercise • Dog owners are to bring their dog's own food and treats which will be served as directed

Rex is a beautiful and extremely soft rabbit. He is friendly, but would do well in a home that has experience with rabbits. Rex hasn’t been paired up with another bun, and might like to have a friend.

The Staff and Animals at the Shelter would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our friends and supporters in the community for their continued support and generous donations. We would also like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who donate their time and love to the animals as they await their Forever Homes. Wishing everyone a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

• Special care and attention from experienced, trained City of Coquitlam staff to ensure the health and well-being of our special guests, all dogs must: • Be at least four months old • Have a current dog license • Be up to date on all vaccinations (rabies, distemper, parvovirus and kennel cough)

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Have a car nut to buy for? Check out these gift ideas David Chao editorial@thenownews.com

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he blessed season of Christmas is nearly here, and it’s time to start looking for gifts again. If that special person happens to be a car buff, I have some suggestions. Before you head over to the stores, however, it might be wise to find out a little bit about the person for whom you’re buying the gift. For example, it helps to know whether your friend, spouse — or whoever — has a passion for racing cars, exotic sports cars or classic cars. Also, is he or she an import car lover or loyal domestic car follower? So here they are, some gift ideas and where to find them:

Die-cast miniature models

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Die-cast models, as well as books such as the one at right by the Mullin Automotive Museum, make great gifts for the car buffs on your list.

These high-quality, scaled replicas of various automobiles from around the world are still one of the best automotive gifts to buy. Most range in size from 1/43 scale to 1/18 scale, with prices ranging from under $10 to as much as a few hundred dollars for collectors’ models. You can find model replicas

of just about anything these days, from the trendy Fiat 500 to the traditional favourites like the Ford Mustang or Porsche 911 for as little as $10 to $15. These toys can be found at Costco or at your local toy store, but for the best selection, head over to Wilkinson’s Automobilia — a car buff’s

dream store (located at 2531 Ontario St. just south of Broadway in Vancouver; contact them at 604-873-6242 or www.eautomobilia.com). The Wilkinson’s store offers one of the most extensive selections of automobile models, books, collectibles and posters, and it’s great fun just to drop in and look around

the store. My pick from Wilkinson’s? It’s the Lamborghini Aventador LP700 in fire orange colour ($56.95).

Build-yourself models

If your friend likes to build things, perhaps a plastic

model kit might be more appropriate, although it takes both patience and time to assemble some of them. While you will find many cheap plastic kits at department stores, it’s probably safer to buy them at hobby stores or at Wilkinson’s. Google “hobby models,” and you should be able to find

a store near your home or a suitable online retailer. The kit models range from about $10 all the way up to $300 or more. If you want to encourage creativity, go for the Lego sets and let your friend or kids design their own cars.  CONT. ON PAGE 37, see CAR.

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What a surprise — there’s a rag in the air filter Dear Tom and Ray: TOM: Well, unfortunately, “My ‘check engine’ light these things do happen, Lily. illuminated a few weeks after I’ve left rags in some unusual places myself. a Jiffy Lube oil change. I took RAY: The most embarrassmy 2008 Subaru Impreza into ing places are the the dealer, and ones where his they pulled a shop wife ends up findrag out of my ing them! car (it was blockTOM: Usually ing two-thirds of a rag left in the the air intake). air-filter housUpon request, ing won’t do any Jiffy Lube agreed to pay for the Click and Clack damage. But I’m guessing that dealer’s services (I am still awaiting Tom and Ray Magliozzi in your case, it ended up getting reimbursement). sucked into the air intake and Several weeks later, both my substantially blocking it. That air/fuel sensor and my mass caused your engine to run air sensor failed prematurely. rich (i.e., too much fuel, not The dealer agreed that these enough air). are related to the rag, and RAY: And that would helped me draft a letter to instantly cause the sensors to Jiffy Lube requesting full start working to correct the reimbursement for $750. Is situation. My guess is that the there anything else I can or sensors got overworked and should do, besides NEVER overheated, and that’s what going to this Jiffy Lube for an caused them to fail, turning oil change again?” Lily on the check-engine light.

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Many practical gifts can be found at discount stores, such as Canadian Tire and London Drugs. Portable plug-in car vacuum cleaners, electric polish/buffer machines or rechargeable electric screwdrivers are just some of the examples. Car buffs are happy just receiving auto-cleaning kits, which often include car washes and waxes. For best quality, go for genuine carnauba wax. If small is not your style, you can always splurge on an electric pressure washer that does double duty for the car and the driveway.

Just about every type of book on cars, whether it’s on exotic cars or on race cars, can be found at many bookstores. Before you buy a book for your friend or family member, however, find out his or her interest first — you don’t want to buy a book on Mustangs for a Ferrari fan. As with other gifts, the prices vary from affordable to expensive. An interesting item from Wilkinson’s is French Curves: Delahaye, Delage, Talbot-Lago, by the Mullin Automotive Museum ($104.95). With previously unpublished vintage photographs, images and rare archival material, this book pays homage to the marques that represent streamlined movement

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There’s nothing like the real thing: a brand-new car era. The Mullen Automotive Museum holds the largest private collection in the world of French automobiles produced from 1902 to 1954.

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Advertising and artwork

A longtime favourite of car fanatics, artwork can be anything from vintage magazine advertising to limited edition lithographic prints. Some of these images have been digitally reproduced on archival paper, while others are authentic originals. Imagine how good a collection of European car art or 1930s advertisements would look, neatly framed and hanging on the living room wall. Starting from as little as $10, you can find these items online at auction websites such as EBay or through search engines like Google. Just type in “automotive art” and you’ll be surprised at the number of results and choices that pop up. Of course, you will find many great examples of artwork at Wilkinson’s. When shopping for artwork online, you may want to begin by looking for reputable dealers in your local area so you can check out the merchandise first-hand. When buying from an EBay seller, verify their feedback and return policy to make sure you feel comfortable buying from a complete stranger through the Internet.

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Computer items

Computer-related car gifts you can consider include various examples of racing and driving software. These software products attempt to mimic the real driving experience through your computer screen, and are priced from about $30. Check out your local computer stores. Of course, if you have to go all the way, you might as well buy a new Xbox or PS3. There are many apps in iTunes that offer simulated driving experience (you can always give an iTunes gift card).

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PoCo natives nab All American field lax billing Their play on the field has got those off the field talking about it. Port Coquitlam natives James Delaney and Richard Lachlan were named as Preseason NCAA AllAmericans this week by the ESPN affiliate Inside Lacrosse in the recently released Faceoff Yearbook. Delaney garnered second team honours in the NCAA Division II and was also named as a pre-season first team All East Coast Conference (ECC) selection. Lachlan, on the other hand, received an honorable mention in NCAA Division III. The PoCo pair’s top billing is a reflection of the Inside Lacrosse staff and contributors, on top of consultation from dozens of college coaches across the U.S. Delaney’s inclusion on the vaunted list marks the second straight year he’s earned All American recognition. A 2009 graduate of the Burnaby Mountain Selects program, Delaney is entering his junior year during the upcoming 2012 season at Seton Hill University (NCAA Div. II) in Greensburg, Pa. Through two seasons with the Griffins, Delaney has scored an impressive 47 goals and 33 assists for 80 points in 28 games. In 2011, Delaney’s 2.64 points-per-game placed him 45th nationally in NCAA Div. II, earning him a second team All ECC selection and honourable mention All-American honors last season. During his three seasons with the Burnaby Mountain crew, Delaney helped the Selects to second-place finishes at the 2008 Hobart College Team Camp and 2009 NDP Atlantic Cup. A junior with at Roanoke College (NCAA Div. III) in Salem, Va., Lachlan was voted to the second team in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) last season, while his 2.71 goals-per-game average saw him finish 33rd in NCAA Division III. Lachlan earned his first all-conference honour after posting a banner campaign: he led the ODAC in goals (57), goals-per-game (2.71) and game-winning goals (six). He also finished ranked second in the conference in total points (68) and fifth in pointsper-game (3.24). The PoCo native started all 21 games for the Maroons in 2011, and was named the ODAC Player of the Week on April 4. Through two NCAA seasons, Lachlan has tallied 95 goals and 20 assists for 115 points in 42 games.

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California native John Siemer, left, potted two goals in Wednesday night’s 6-4 win over Nanaimo to help lift Coquitlam to fourth in the standings.

Express poised for playoff push us out,” Siemer said. “My first goal was a pretty easy one right in and around the net, and the second one sports@thenownews.com was a kind of a fluke as well, but they went in.” Outside of Siemer’s two-goal performance, the Express also got markers from Zach Hodder, quick start and yet another display of power Alexander Kerfoot, Taylor Bourne and Dante play proficiency helped propel the Coquitlam Godhino. Express to a 6-4 home win over the Nanaimo Rookie defenceman Taylor Love continued his Clippers Wednesday. strong play so far this season by potting a pair of The Express jumped out to a 3-1 first period lead helpers, while netminder Cole Huggins kept on padand padded that cushion with two ding his stats by turning away 38 of more in the second before Nanaimo 42 shots. chipped away at the lead to get back Acquired earlier this season, within one. “All 12 forwards in the Huggins is now 8-0-1 on the year Up 5-2 to start the third, Nanaimo last four or five games and has posted a 2.39 goals against scored 47 seconds into the final frame and followed that tally up six have chipped in with a average on top of a remarkable .933 save percentage. minutes later to bring the score to big goal or with a big “It’s like the old story goes — you 5-4. can’t lie when it comes to the win momentum-changing “I feel like we laid back a little and loss column,” said Express head hit.” bit. We kind of thought we had it in coach Jon Calvano. “His win and loss the bag and we let them back into it Alex Petan columns are substantially different with a couple quick ones on us,” said — one column’s got eight in it, the Coquitlam Express captain Express captain Alex Petan. “You other column’s got zero. It’s pretty could kind of tell when they scored hard to argue with that. We’re really that third goal, a couple of heads happy he’s given us that support and bowed down on the bench. We just the confidence that we can put him in the net and had to regroup and get back out there like nothing not worry. He’s worked hard off the ice, he’s a stuhappened.” dent of the game and we’re really happy with him.” John Siemer’s second of the night with eight Having just eclipsed the 30-game mark, the minutes left to play put the brakes on any comeback Coquitlam crew has made marked improvements in attempt. The win puts Coquitlam into the fourth and a number of statistical categories through the first final playoff spot in the Coastal Conference standhalf of the season. Not only is the club poised for ings. the stretch run towards the playoffs, but the special “Bearing down and getting those goals in the teams have been just that. second when we were already on top really helped Coquitlam’s power play sits second in the 16-team

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loop, and is clicking at a 27-per-cent average. The penalty kill isn’t that far behind either, sitting in fifth place thanks to an 83-per-cent penalty kill ratio. That they’re in fourth place doesn’t hurt either. “It’s the personnel that we have on the power play,” Calvano said. “We have some very skilled forwards who can handle the puck, make passes, and they understand simple concepts. The creativity of some our players is very high, so it gives us the opportunity to make plays that we haven’t designed, but they’re able to react off of certain situations. Let’s face it, hockey is a reactive sport. It’s not a stagnant sport where guys are going to be standing around all the time. With our forwards on the power play, they’ve got a creative instinct and a reactionary instinct to make a play that might not have drawn up.” Petan is perhaps the embodiment of the club’s turnaround this season, as the third-year forward has already eclipsed his point totals from last year and then some. The 19-year-old put up 33 points in 51 games last season, though he’s already bagged 46 points in 30 contests this year. “I think it’s our depth,” he said of the club’s fortunes to date this season. “All 12 forwards in the last four or five games have chipped in with a goal or with a big momentum-changing hit. Our depth is the biggest change from last year and I feel that everybody has a big role on the team. That’s where our success is coming from this year.” The Express have one lpast contest before the holiday break. Coquitlam will play host Friday to the cellar-dwelling Alberni Valley Bulldogs, a club that’s recently undergone a coaching change and sits with an 11-15-2 record. Game time is 7 p.m.


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ALL EYES ON ME: Coquitlam’s Carlo Basso, in white, was one of six members of the SFU men’s soccer team named to the NCAA Division II All West Region team. Basso was joined on the team by Port Moody native and SFU defender Matt Besuschko.

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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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THE TSAWWASSEN Animal Hospital currently has three female cats for adoption. They are a black medium hair, a black and white short hair and a brown tabby and are all young adults. Two of them need to be homed together as they are inseparable. They are all spayed and up to date on their vaccines. Please contact us for more information. 604-943-9385

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PIT BULL pups (Razor Edge) dewormed, 1st shots, view parents $400. Ph 604-845-6444

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CHILDREN Childcare Wanted

P/T CAREGIVER, live-out, weekdays, after school hours, needed for three children with Cystic Fibrosis. Training provided, Must be good with kids, modern discipline techniques, own vehicle, good driving record, fluent in english, criminal record check, Send resume to helpneeded2011@hotmail.com

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores. BEAUTIFUL SWISS MNT pups family raised vet checked, 1st shots, $900. 604-795-7662 lve message

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CHOC LAB puppies, vet checked, reg parents, ready to go. $550. 1-604-701-1587

YORKIE/BICHON Will hold for Xmas. Vet checked, non shedding. 3 males, 1 female. $500.00 Call: (604) 466-2833.

The Coquitlam Now has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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REPAIRS LIEN ACT Kurtis Nourm Your 1993 Ford Ranger Vin#1 F2DR15X4PPA71156 for $3, 000 owed t o Aust in Automotive LTD, 1300 Austin Ave, Coquitlam plus all fees incurred by this action. Sale will take place Dec. 30, 2011.


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Cancer June 21-July 22: Get everything done on the home front Sunday/Monday, because midweek begins a month of opportunities, excitement and fresh horizons – you’re going to want the freedom to act on new openings, especially in romantic and social zones. Tuesday/Wednesday spark romantic urges, creative talents, pleasure and speculative success. The month ahead does feature opportunities, but opposition and challenge also – be flexible, diplomatic. If single, you could meet true love in a work-related group (Saturday?) but he/she will be deeply stubborn inside, so make sure you want “the whole package.” Leo July 23-Aug. 22: This is a fine, happy week, although romance, adventure and pleasure are winding down. (Still, you’ll give and receive love messages for weeks to come – perhaps from your kids.) If you’ve started a love relationship since Nov. 25, look at it carefully Sunday: is it worth continuing? Is there a major potential flaw which you might be ignoring (e.g., she likes society and you live in a backwoods cabin)? Love relationships in 2011 tend to mingle with ambition, which can leave love in second place. Midweek’s restful. The month ahead brings work. Love, not temper, Friday a.m. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: You’ve had a nice long rest, a “down home” time. That ends midweek, when a month of romance, creativity, adventure, pleasure and speculation begins – you’ll ride a winning streak, one that could bring a potential life mating. (To some: most Virgos will meet their big love 2012 to 2025.) A lucky mid-2011 to mid-2012 trend nudges you to settle in a foreign country, or to combine idealistic love with a nesting instinct. Either of these could bring major action soon (Wednesday/Thursday bring clues.) Chase money Sunday/Monday. Midweek’s restless – follow your curiosity.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Relationships fill Sunday/Monday. So do contracts and negotiations, opposition and serious attraction. Life’s circumstances tumble across us and form our path. Sometimes another tumbles down the same channel. The beneficial relationships appear after noon Sunday, not before. Be careful with money and investments Tuesday/Wednesday. Thursday/Friday’s international, legal, cultural or intellectual interests form an entry to ambition. A month of ambitions starts Wednesday—it would be a good time to start projects, but a partner/ client (a “permitter”) must be freely onside. Go slow. Taurus April 20-May 20: Deal with chores, employment matters, health and nutrition Sunday/ Monday. You can beneficially invest in your job Sunday afternoon, Monday. Relationships become front and centre Tuesday/Wednesday, just as a month of love, understanding and wisdom start. The weeks ahead hold success in higher education, legal matters, far travel, culture, intellectual endeavours, publishing, religion and love. This week, your personal efforts succeed, especially midweek. But retiring or dealing with the government holds problems. Thursday/ Friday’s mysteries contain an echo of earlier December. Gemini May 21-June 20: You could fall in love Sunday/Monday, but if you do, make sure it’s after Sunday noon (PST). Tackle chores and health concerns Tuesday/Wednesday – avoid background activities, collusion or unethical temptation. (Even innocent government-related actions could incur the criticism of “legal hawks.”) Relationships bless you Thursday/ Friday (and can solve any problems that arose Tuesday). But a surprise awaits, too, one that could spur you to alter your social plans/outlook. Midweek begins a lucky month of financial action, accurate hunches, sexual urges, research, secrets and mysteries.

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office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178

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

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112

6508

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST ASHLEY MANSION, 815 St. Andrews St. 1 BR, rent incls heat, h/w & cable. Refs req. Pets negotiable. 604-526-4547

NEW WEST. Reno’d Bach/1 Br’s. $650-$800. Now or Jan 1. Nicely upgraded bldgs. Prof Mgmt. 604-724-8353

GARDEN VILLA

PORT MOODY 651 Klahanie Dr, Nahanie Tower, 15th flr, Fabulous view, 1225 sqft, 2 BR, 2 baths, all appls, prkg, Canoe Club, amens, $1650. n/s, n/p, 604-469-1985

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

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

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-540-9300

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

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

WHITGIFT GARDENS

1 BR $775. 2 BR $950. 3 BR $1200. Rent incls heat, hot water & prkg. Family Living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, Basketball Court & Skytrain. No pets.

604 939-0944

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

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

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

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Dec. 18 - 24, 2011

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and timing are tops Sunday/Monday. Sunday morning might present a problem, or an insight into a soon-to-occur action. (This action/event could be purchase of a residence, a home move, children’s programs, or a gardening or soul project.) Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday (but be careful with purchases). Wednesday begins a month of rest and family, domestic, security, property, retirement concerns. A major venture (investment, home purchase, surgery, lifestyle change, intimate affair) has stalled since August: soon it will move forward, swiftly. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Lie low, rest, contemplate and plan Sunday/Monday. Your energy returns Tuesday/Wednesday – others notice you, try to please you. Chase money Thursday/Friday, buy/sell – but don’t buy machinery, computers, electronics, etc., until Friday afternoon/eve. Friends, news or a short trip give you good ideas Saturday. Midweek begins a month of reports, paperwork, communications and travel. One friendship might ebb for awhile, but your home and family will more than fill the gap, as they show affection now into mid-January. Soon, an anticipated opportunity or relationship will “start.” Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy and charisma stay high, but midweek (to late January) shifts your focus to earnings, purchases, possessions and sensual urges. Optimism and popularity fill Sunday/Monday – a wee wish will come true. Retreat to catch a second wind Tuesday/Wednesday. Contemplate two things: the few weeks ahead, and a project or idea that arose in the late spring or summer, then stalled. This project will likely speed forward over the next six months – plan how to re-launch it. It involves work, machinery, health or money. Shift to a lower gear in pleasure, love, for awhile.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Be restful Sunday to Friday – you’re about to emerge (Wednesday, though you won’t really feel it until Saturday) into a 30-day phase of heightened energy, alertness, effectiveness and charisma. Sunday/Monday nudge you to ambition – all’s smooth, you communicate well. Your hopes and general joy rise Tuesday/Wednesday. A flirtation, even a developed love, is fruitful/lucky, almost in a hidden way. Rest deeply Thursday/Friday. You might need to split with a family member, which can close a source of money. (Just as well.) A stalled romantic or creative venture will revive soon. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Don’t shop before noon Sunday. This day and Monday bring a sweet, mellow mood and a broader understanding – of life, society, religion’s role, etc. Be ambitious Tuesday/ Wednesday – all’s smooth. You might stumble upon a lucky break in home, property, retirement, security or similar zones. (This week is a good time to quit a job, if you’ve been planning to do so.) A month of rest, retreat, of spiritual quietude, charity and perhaps government-related chores, begins Wednesday – but it doesn’t affect you until Saturday. Thursday/Friday brings hope and an uncomfortable friend. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You might have to figure out a mystery (of finances/investment, or of love, of emotions, of commitment and consequence) Sunday/Monday. Realize investments made now will be merely OK (unexciting returns). Midweek brings profound thoughts, gentleness and love. A money relationship might hit an unexpected barrier; a rather new personal link grows, a friendship begins to form. Be ambitious all week, especially Thursday/Friday. Show higher-ups what you can do. Be eager, social, a team player. An exciting month of social delights, optimism, popularity and flirtation starts this week! timstephens@shaw.ca


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RENTALS HOME SERVICES

6508

Apt/Condos

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

BBY, TRINITY, upper 2 BR ste in 4plex, incls cable prkg. $875. Av now. N/S. Cat OK. 778-227-4431 COQ WEST 2.5 BR with bsmt, 2 baths, n/s, nr skytrain, 1400 sqft, $1200, Jan 1. 604-939-0296 NEW WEST Queensboro 2 BR duplex, $1200 incls utils, own w/d & d/w, n/s, n/p. 778-388-2027

6540

Suites/Partial Houses

5 BR. 3.5 bath, Anvil Green, 2 kitchens, 2 garage, deck,ns np $2400+util. Now 604-275-2629

BBY HEIGHTS. 4 BR, good location, h/wd floors. $2,400/mo. N/s. Immed. Mike, 604-817-3330

COQ, Como Lake, 3 BR, f/bath, cozy f/p, 4 appls. Ns/np. Jan 1st. Nr bus & schools. 604-785-1699 COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail Jan 1. Call 604-785-1699

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE

BBY 2 BR grnd lev ste, sh’d W/D, lrg yrd. Nr transit. $800 + utls. NS/ NP. Avail Jan 1. 604-517-1491

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ $450 Furn’d room, prkg. Avail now. Nr SFU bus, skytrain & shops. NS/NP. 604-936-3117

BBY BOUNDARY/49TH, 1 BR bsmt, 850sf, private entry, $750 incls utils & w/d. Avail Jan 1. N/P & N/S. Call 604-434-7023

ALARM 604-463-7919

8030

Carpentry

BBY, E. Newer 1 BR, priv entry. $750/mo inclds hydro. Ns/np, no w/d. Jan 1. Refs. 604-521-1366

L & J Finishing Carpentry For all your woodworking needs

BBY HIGHGATE, 2 BR ste, n/p, n/s, incls utils, no w/d, $900. suits student, Immed. 604-726-0719

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

BBY IMPERIAL & KINGSWAY, Lrg 2 BR g/l ste, pri entry, 1500sf, full kitch, 1.5 baths, w/d. Near Metrotown & skytrain. Avail Now. $1250. N/P & N/S. 604 436-2970 COQ. NICE, quiet, reno’d 3 BR gr lev, f/p, W/D, hrdwd flrs. NS/NP. $985 + 1/2 utils. 604-809-9850

COQ RANCH PARK 2 BR, lrg grd lev, inste w/d, d/w, $1050 incl util. Jan 1. np/ns. 778 321-5771 COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Lrg 1 BR ste, quiet & bright, laundry, gas f/p, hardwood, sep entry, priv yard. Near schools, transit, shops $825 incls utls & cable. Avail now/ Jan 1. N/S, no pets. 604-722-2294

3BDRM/1BTH 2027 Turnberry Lane, Coquitlam, B.C. V3E 3N2 Beautiful 3 bedroom suite in WWP. 1100 sq. ft. Full laundry. N/S. Nov. 21. No Pets $1,150 Monthly Call: (604) 719-5122 1BR Foster/Poirier Coq Bus: 151/ 156 $700 huge BR alarm own w/d incl. ultils, n/s n/p (604) 936-8361 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, all appls, own parking. $1100/mo + utils, available now. 604-722-5550 or 604-671-8389

STRUCTURAL CHANGES, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559

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

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 P.MOODY HERITAGE Mnt. New,1 BR + Den, 925sf, all appls, Immed $975 ns/np. 604 469-9946

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277.

8087

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

8073

Drainage

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8125

Gutters

Christmas Lights Installations, Gutter Cleaning & Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

8130

Handyperson

8195

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

8155

Landscaping

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

942-5394

Plumbing

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

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

1 to 3 Men

45

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

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING: Water leak, sewer, oil tank, retain’g wall, concrete removal. 604-779-7816

PO CO clean bright room, main flr, $425/mo. Utils/cable included, w/d. Avail now. 604-315-6611

7015

Escort Services

★ HOTT PARTY GIRLS ★ ★ Amber & Amy 604-727-8450

Get LUCKY everytime 24hrs

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

8075

Seniors Discount

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

604-537-4140

Bill 604-298-1222

EZ GO MOVERS

WE CAN FIX IT

www.affordablemoversbc.com Quick & Reliable Movers from $48 per hour

604-524-2177 www.ezgomovers.com

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

RENTED

in the Classifieds!

Call 604-444-3000 Call Call604-795-4417 604-444-3000 to ad ad to your toplace place your

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

8080

Electrical

FCE ELECTRIC • Construction • Renovations • Maintenance 604-861-2647 # 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com L & D Movers Small Deliveries, Vehicle, RV, Boat Hauling, Pod Packing, Bsmt Blockers, Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

A-1

PAINT CO. Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

Rubbish Removal

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com Small Jobs Welcome! Crown, finishing, trim. Call 604-341-2512 lauriescustomfinishing@gmail.com

8250

Roofing

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL Reasonable Rates, Free Est. Call Gary 604-897-3614 WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items incl’d. Jim, 604-936-8583

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

8255

Rubbish Removal

www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

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

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS Bath & Kitchen Christmas Special

15% OFF

All Tiling Supplies

(selected wholesaler —cash sales)

778-235-1772 Est 1995

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) NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. Additions & renos. Quality work. 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404

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

604-RUBBISH

8335

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

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

782-2474

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

Window Cleaning

AUTOMOTIVE

9125

Domestic

PLUMBERS

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

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

8255

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

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Renovations & Home Improvement

3 ROOM Paint Special! $299. Includes paints & labor. Great Scott Ptg. 604-807-3708

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

Moving & Storage

8240

Call 604-518-0974

8220 Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING

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

8185 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Friendly Family Run Business for over 40 years. 604-240-3408

Excavating

FREE ESTIMATES

COQ $450 Furn’d room, prkg. Avail now. Nr SFU bus, skytrain & shops. NS/NP. 604-936-3117

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Call 778-846-5275

Alarm/Security

Systems Ltd.

New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215

8010

2 BR bsmnt ste, very cln & spac, nr Royal Oak skytrain, $850 incls cbl, net & laundry. 778-317-1324

Houses - Rent

1470 Po Place 4 Br, 2.5 bath 2155sf, double garage, lease, np, ns, $1950, NOW, Eric K. Property Management 604-723-7368

6450

6602

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9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition

New windshield, no accidents, air conditioning,tinted windows, sun roof, 4 door hatchback, red with tan leather & suede seats, AM/FM radio with CD and tape player, power windows & locks. Currently on new Pirelli winter tires, also comes with a set of Michelin all-seasons on polished aluminum wheels, new/unused snow chains. Excellent condition, kept on regular maintenance schedule, very clean, runs great, cheap on gas. $4500.

604-615-8403

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9160

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Sports & Imports

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $10,500, 604-728-7947 1991 MAZDA 626 4 door, auto, 175K, air cared, clean, great shape, $1200. 604-937-0916

2006 LINCOLN Signature Series, MINT, 57k kms, loaded. $18,000. 604-535-8101 or 778-552-7388

9145

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, sedan, 4dr, 5 spd, fully loaded, 50,000K, $6,400 obo. 604 729-4299 2008 TOYOTA Yaris, 2dr, h/b, 5spd, p/s, p/b, t/w, 50,000K, $6,400 obo. 604 729-4299 2009 NISSAN Versa SL, 1 owner, 43,500 kms, gray, loaded, 4 dr h/b $11,995. 604-987-5243

9515

Boats

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720


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