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Is the Evergreen Line finally coming to the Tri-Cites? Local, provincial and federal politicians gathered at Port Moody Station Wednesday morning to announce the first two contracts awarded for preconstruction work, which is expected to begin in upcoming weeks. Langley-based Pedre Contractors Ltd. will install new underground power lines in Port Moody and Coquitlam. These lines will provide power to build the tunnel and to operate the Evergreen Line. Meanwhile, Hans Demolition and Excavating will remove three vacant buildings — two in Coquitlam and one in Burnaby. Other pre-construction work will include widening roads, relocating hydro and natural gas lines, realigning railway tracks and removing other Kevin Hill/NOW vacant buildings. Contracts will be Federal transportation minister Denis Lebel speaks to a crowd of reporters at Port Moody Station. awarded and work will occur over the next several months. the regions,” Walton said. ate local jobs and boost the economy and visitors … It’s about making sure Port Moody-Westwood-Coquitlam “And the thousands of jobs that will while at the same time improving that together our families have what MP James Moore told the crowd be created in the region throughout transit options for people living and they need to enjoy a life that we all that during last year’s federal and construction will be welcome for our working here,” Lebel said. expect and enjoy for ourselves and municipal election campaigns, many families and business owners in a time “Once completed, the Evergreen future generations.” residents questioned whether the of significant global economic chalLine will cut commute times, reduce The provincial government will Evergreen Line would lenges.” traffic congestion, oversee construction ever be built. Not everyone, howreduce pollution and and is providing $583 “We’re here today to ever, was impressed result in cleaner air.” million toward the “We’ve seen years of by Wednesday’s “Contracts are being $1.4-billion project. announce that, yes, it On behalf of the is happening. Yes, the announcement. Mayors’ Council The federal governinaction. The signed. Ground is progress is happenChristine Clarke, on Regional ment will contribute Tri-Cities is tired being broken. We are up to $417 million and Transportation, North ing,” Moore said. the BC Conservative of waiting.” moving forward and TransLink will add “Contracts are candidate for the Port Vancouver District being signed. Ground Moody-Coquitlam Mayor Richard Walton $400 million. this project is going to is being broken. We byelection, criticized said he’s looking The project is happen.” are moving forward the event, which was forward to the day expected to create and this project is attended by throngs of when he can travel by 8,000 jobs during the Christine Clarke James Moore going to happen.” reporters, photographSeaBus and SkyTrain construction phase BC Conservatives Member of Parliament B.C. transportaers and politicians. from North Vancouver before its estimated tion minister Blair “This announceto the Tri-Cities. completion in the Lekstrom concurred, ment is more photo“The Evergreen Line summer of 2016. calling Wednesday a “landmark day.” has been an articulated priority for the op politics from the Liberals. The Federal transportation minister “We have a world-class transit syscontractor for actually building the municipalities of the Lower Mainland Denis Lebel said the 11-kilometre tem here in Metro Vancouver and we Evergreen Line hasn’t been chosen for many years. Its development will Evergreen Line will improve the qualare going to continue to build upon and the line will be finished at least assist the region by enabling people ity of life in Metro Vancouver comthat,” Lekstrom said. two years later than the Liberals to travel across the region faster for munities. “And the Evergreen Line is just promised,” Clarke said in a press work and for leisure and improve the “As a former mayor, I understand one more step in making sure that we movement of goods for sale and export release. the importance of safe, efficient and meet the needs of the people of this by reducing the traffic congestion and reliable public transit. And together, region and the people of the province greenhouse gas emissions throughout we are investing in projects that cre CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see EVERGREEN.

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jmcfee@thenownews.com A 77-year-old man remains in serious condition after being struck in a Port Moody crosswalk Tuesday night. On Jan. 24 at about 8:40 p.m., the man was walking south across Moody Street in the crosswalk with a walk signal. At the same time, an 80-year-old woman turned left from Moody Street onto St. Johns Street westbound, and her 2007 Pontiac Vibe hit the man. He was taken to hospital and is in serious but stable condition. The driver, who stopped at the scene, is not hurt. Police don’t believe drugs, alcohol or speed were contributing factors, and have not determined whether charges will be laid. Police are not releasing the name of the pedestrian until his family has been notified. There have been at least two other accidents involving pedestrians in recent weeks. On Jan. 13, a pedestrian was hit and killed by a dump truck in PoCo. Investigators believe the truck and trailer were heading north in the right lane on Coast Meridian Road near Manning Avenue, while the 62-year-old man was walking south on the sidewalk. He stepped onto the road and was hit by the truck. On Jan. 21, after a singlevehicle collision on Kingsway Avenue at Beresford Street in PoCo, a 44-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital in critical condition. Police believe the driver had a seizure and accelerated onto the wrong side of the road. Witnesses to Tuesday’s accident are asked to call Port Moody police at 604-461-3456.

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t was fate. For Paulette Freill, that’s what led her down a career path to become the first female inspector in the history of the Coquitlam RCMP. “I wasn’t one of those little girls who, since she was five years old, wanted to be a policewoman. I can’t honestly say that. I actually fell into policing. Whether it be by accident or what have you, I fell into it, and now I know that it’s what I was meant to do,” said 48-year-old Freill. “I’m one of those people that believe in fate. I believe everything in life happens for a reason. And this is the job I was born to do because I absolutely love it and I’ve excelled at it. So I didn’t grow up with a lifelong dream, but I’m really happy I chose this career.” With 26 years of policing experience, Freill joined “I love the people. I the Tri-Cities team love the work. Every last week. She is heading up the day is a new day and Coquitlam RCMP’s you never know what’s plainclothes invesgoing to happen.” tigations and crime prevention sections. As well, she will Paulette Freill manage the local RCMP Inspector crime reduction strategy. “There’s so much good work being done by the regular members, the civilian staff and, gosh, the hundreds of volunteers that are out there in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam,” she said. “There’s a lot on my plate, but I’m very excited. Coquitlam’s a fabulous city and I’m looking forward to helping police it.” Originally from Newfoundland, Freill started her career in Kelowna in 1985. That was where she met her husband — a fellow RCMP member who recently retired after more than 32 years of service. From there, Freill served in North Vancouver, Langley and Surrey, where she was also the detachment’s first female inspector. “I can’t speak to how [other female members] have been treated. In my experience, I can say I’ve worked with lots of men. Have I been welcomed with open arms by every man — or for that matter, every woman — I’ve worked with or supervised? No, but it has gotten easier as we’ve progressed over the years and we have more and more women joining the organization,” she said. “There are lots of members now, for example, that grew up with women being in the force, so it becomes commonplace. And every organization, whether it’s us or another big organization, has problems inside of it that people deal with. But the RCMP has been absolutely fabulous to me and to my career.”

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he mother of two also credits her husband. “Being a member of a big organization, both of us with healthy careers, we had to really balance our work. And he actually was such a wonderful partner to have in work and at home because we balanced it between the two of us,” she said. “When I got called in, he stayed home and vice

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Paulette Freill heads up plainclothes investigations and crime prevention for the local RCMP versa. So I have to credit him. He’s a big part of why I’m where I am.” Since she’s been in supervisory ranks, Freill said many young female members have spoken to her about being a woman in the Mounted Police. “Here in Coquitlam, a couple of young gals came to me and said, ‘Wow, we’re so happy to see a woman that we can come and talk to because you’ve been through what we’re going through right now, whether it be a pregnancy while I’m at work or having to balance life,’” Freill said. “In Surrey, I had a young gal in auxiliary who came to me and she said, ‘Ma’am, I saw you give a

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presentation. You’re the reason I want to be a policewoman.’ That’s so rewarding. It’s a fabulous career for women — and for men as well. There are huge opportunities.” And for Freill, her career is a perfect fit. “I love the people. I love the work. Every day is a new day and you never know what’s going to happen,” she said. “I love serving the communities and helping people. That’s the thing that drew me to this — I love helping people and meeting people and new things every day.” twitter.com/jennifermcfee

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“We’ve seen years of inaction. The Tri-Cities is tired of waiting.” Clarke also criticized the two-cent-per-litre gas tax that will be used to partially fund the project. “Not only will the project be two years late, but the gas tax the Liberals and mayors cooked up will make life more expensive for everyone in the Lower Mainland,” said Clarke, the BC Conservatives’ municipal affairs and transit critic. “Instead of asking municipalities and TransLink to find savings of only one per cent of their budgets to pay for their contribution to the project, the Liberals and the NDP supported a two-cent-per-litre gas tax for everyone. A vote for the BC Conservatives in the Port Moody-Coquitlam byelection is a vote against the gas tax, which will raise prices across our region.” For more information about the Evergreen Line, visit www. evergreenline.gov.bc.ca. Project updates are available on Facebook at www. facebook.com/evergreenline and on Twitter at @TranBc #EvergreenlineBC. twitter.com/jennifermcfee


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Former Vancouver police officer Kim Rossmo testified Wednesday that police could have solved the missingwomen case and halted serial killer Robert Pickton as early as 1999. Rossmo, now a Texasbased expert on “criminal investigation failure,” testified at the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry that the lives of 14 women could have been saved if senior VPD managers had heeded community groups and their own street-level officers. “It could have been and should have been solved much sooner, by the end of 1999, if there had been the proper resources deployed and if senior managers in the VPD had taken it more seriously,” Rossmo told lawyer Cameron Ward. Pickton, convicted of the murder of six women, boasted

of killing 49 women and was killing women as often as once a month before his arrest in 2002. Rossmo agreed with Ward that by 1998, VPD Det. Const. Lori Shenher had good contacts with Downtown Eastside groups, who were sounding the alarm about dozens of women going missing and a possible serial killer on the loose. “In the beginning, the community groups knew more than the police,” said Rossmo. “No. 1 group that solves crime generally is the community.” After that, front-line officers are the most successful and the third most likely group to solve crime is senior police managers, said Rossmo. Rossmo set up a “missing women working group” in 1998 but it was shot down by VPD Insp. Fred Biddlecombe,

who dismissed the “serialkiller theory,” he said. By May 1999, Rossmo noted that Shenher had confirmed that dozens of women were genuinely missing and very likely the victims of foul play. Shenher also had by August 1998 a solid informant, Bill Hiscox, describing Pickton by name as a killer who trolled the Downtown Eastside, then butchered women at his PoCo

farm and disposed of their remains. Hiscox shared in a $100,000 reward for his tips to police about Pickton. Rossmo testified he didn’t hear about Pickton until 1999. Rossmo agreed with lawyer Robyn Gervais that the VPD had a “duty to warn,” yet failed to protect the women most in danger. —Suzanne Fournier The Province

jmcfee@thenownews.com A missing teenage girl has been found and reunited with her family. Coquitlam RCMP had been looking for 14-year-old Lorna Nelmes, who was last seen by her father on Monday, Jan. 13 when he dropped her off at a drop-in centre near Lougheed Mall in Burnaby. When the Coquitlam teen didn’t return home, her family contacted police on Jan. 15 to report her missing. Police asked for the public’s help to find Nelmes on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, they announced that she had been located. twitter.com/jennifermcfee

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MPs invite Harper to tour Royal Columbian Hospital Theresa McManus The Record New Westminster’s members of Parliament are inviting Prime Minister Stephen Harper to tour Royal Columbian Hospital. While premiers gathered in Victoria earlier this month to discuss federal transfers for health care, New Westminster-Coquitlam NDP MP Fin Donnelly and Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP Peter Julian challenged Harper and federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to tour Royal Columbian Hospital. The hospital made national headlines last year when overflow emergency room patients were treated in its Tim Hortons. Earlier this month, the hospital made news again when it placed emergency patients in the lobby. “The situation at Royal Columbian has now gone beyond hallway health care; obviously they’ve run out of hallways,” Donnelly said in a press release. “I challenge the prime minister and federal health minister to visit Royal Columbian and see the situa-

MP Fin Donnelly tion first hand.” The members of Parliament issued the invitation Jan. 16, while premiers and territorial leaders were in Victoria for the Council of the Federation conference, which included two days of meetings about health care. Donnelly and Julian, who joined B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix and local MLAs for a tour of the hospital last month, are now renewing their calls for the Conservative government to bring relief to the situation at Royal Columbian by working with the province to hire more doctors, nurses and front-line workers, to reduce wait times and to approve the

hospital’s new tower expansion project. “Since the closure of St. Mary’s Hospital in New Westminster, Royal Columbian has taken on the overflow,” Julian said. “We need real leadership from the federal government to address the challenges at Royal Columbian.” The Conservatives have announced they would start tying health transfers to economic growth and inflation in 2016-17, and have introduced a per-capita funding formula. According to Donnelly and Julian, the notion of a per-capita funding formula has been widely criticized in B.C. because the province has a disproportionately high number of seniors who incur higher medical costs. Last week, the Parliamentary budget officer, Kevin Page, warned that the Conservative government’s reduction in the rate of growth to health transfers could threaten the sustainability of medicare and force provinces to cut vital services. That sentiment was echoed by several premiers attending the Council of the Federation meetings.

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like no other group does. Maybe our diversity is, in ’m a teenager, and proud of it. fact, what keeps us together. I fit into that group of people just old enough My identity has shifted numerous times, so subtle to feel mature — and feel like we can finally start alterations to connect with another teenager aren’t to make a contribution — yet still young enough to that hard. I’m many things to many people, whether enjoy life, and simply enjoy living. it’s a smart guy whom they study with, or that jock We’re in-between being children and adults, conwho never seems to be serious, or simply tinuing to retain that enthusiasm and a friend that they know and like. energy that characterizes all little kids, And each of us has that innate ability or so it seems, yet still knowing enough to find which parts of our personalities to be able to direct and channel that to maximize in order to best connect energy into something positive. with our peers. Because we haven’t really I’m happy to be a teenager. found out who and what we really are, I hear students complaining about trying to discover that inevitably means having exams. You don’t think there’s that we will go through changes in our going to be tests later on in life, whether My Generation personalities, so another change isn’t they be academic or not? Life only gets something that we find difficult or chaltougher from here on in. Every day I Andrew Chang lenging. live, I’m one day closer to having to One of the best experiences of my life work every single day of my life. So I was when I went to Ottawa and met up with teenwant to enjoy being a teenager while I still can. agers from all across the country. We’re a quirky group, something special, someThere were about 120 students there, and most of thing hard to define. Us teenagers, we refuse to fit them knew no one else. Yet by the end of the week, into any sort of category. Yet as diverse as we all are, something about being having spent just seven days together, some were crying when it was time to leave. In such a short a teenager bonds us together. Too many times to time, we had formed such strong bonds. count, I’ve joined a group at the start of the day, There are countless examples of this, from my where no one knows any one else, yet by the end of own personal experience and from talking to others. the day, I feel like I’ve known them my whole life. Starting new schools, joining new clubs and teams Teenagers have a special ability to bond together

— being a teenager means you have to be able to build relationships, and quickly. Perhaps the reason teenagers can bond so quickly may not be our differences, but our similarities. Most of us have had similar experiences, going through school, disliking some teachers while loving others, getting in trouble with our parents, the fun times we have with our friends — so it means we have things that we can relate to. We simply haven’t lived long enough for our life paths to really vary a lot. So perhaps, the real strength in being a teenager lies in our age. Simply put, we’re in the middle. We’re different enough to be individuals — people with our own thoughts, morals and beliefs — yet similar enough to be able to relate to each other easily. I said it at the beginning, and I’ll say it at the end. I’m proud to be a teenager. What makes us different isn’t that we are tougher or meaner or any of the other prejudices people have; it’s just that we’re all still trying to figure out exactly who we really are.

Andrew Chang is a Grade 11 student at Gleneagle Secondary.


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Business owners, lawyers, lobbyists control Canada Re: “Who controls national economic interest?” column by Keith Baldrey, Wednesday, Jan. 18. The marketplace controls “national economic interest.” In other words, business owners, lawyers and lobbyists control “our” economy. Where they can make the most money controls what goes on in a capitalist system. Forget the word “China” and replace it with “business owners, lawyers and lobbyists.” If they can make money, they’ll do what they can. Ordinary folks, we get the crumbs. Our hospitals and schools sure could use more money for patients and students. Do the owners of banks, gas companies and the Canucks need so much money? Hey, they take all they can. Back to China: Canada will deny foreign aid to countries that don’t allow freedom of religion, but our prime minister sure will take money from them. Morally bankrupt or greedy? Michel Gendron Port Coquitlam

Kudos to early program pioneers Re: “Confucius program gets an upgrade,” Friday, Jan. 13. It was with great interest that

I read Jennifer McFee’s article on the success School District 43 has had in securing the Confucius Institute designation after their demonstrated achievements in operating their Confucius Classroom. This is a significant development and the people involved are to be congratulated. The strategic value for young Canadians to develop an increased understanding of Chinese culture and language in a world where China has become an emerging economic power of significant and increasing To The importance to Canada can not be overstated. It is a timely occasion to recognize the significant leadership and success of the British Columbia Institute of Technology in establishing Canada’s first Confucius Institute in July of 2005 and proposing the concept of the Confucius Classroom to the Chinese Ministry of Education. The efforts of Dr. Lawrence Gu, Dean International at BCIT, have been critical in this regard. His efforts, with support of then-BCIT President Tony Knowles, reflected significant foresight, even though at the time there were critics purporting that this was some nefarious subterfuge by China to exercise “soft power” in Canada. Those early and courageous beginnings are now producing tre-

mendous benefits. Congratulations to SD 43! Jim Reichert Founding Member First Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters

Power-tripping police officers Re: “Cop pleads guilty to assault,” Wednesday, Jan. 25. Besides the physical abuse, I also find myself concerned about cases of members of police forces and other lawenforcement units Editor — especially those in the intense and often-overkill emergency response teams — who are gratuitously aggressive with some (usually) male civilians. The most extreme of the “law enforcers” storm into crime suspects’ homes, screaming, with fully-automatic machine guns or handguns drawn, at the homes’ occupants (to “face down!”), all of whom, including infants, can be permanently traumatized from the experience. And on some occasions, these “law enforcers” force their way into the wrong home altogether. I’m convinced that some of these (mostly) men get into such fields of employment for the sheer power trip of it all. Frank G. Sterle, Jr. White Rock

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Ron & Robin’s Story How a comfortable journey turned into a highway nightmare Father and son, Ron, 68, and Robin King, 37, were travelling together in early March 2011 on Highway 3, 20 kilometres east of Hope. They were heading home when Ron lost control of the truck on a patch of ice. It veered off the road and plunged 40 feet down an embankment before flipping over into the icy Similkameen River. Ron and Robin found themselves hanging upside down in the truck cab that was quickly filling up with water, struggling to release their seatbelts. Robin was first to get free of his seatbelt, but couldn’t open the crumpled door. Robin had to kick out the window and fight his way out of the cab to swim to the surface. Clinging to the truck, Robin pulled himself around to the passenger side to free his Dad, but the door only opened a few inches. Holding his breath underwater, Robin wrenched the door open enough to pull his Dad from the cab and make it to the surface. Together they clung to the cab and inched themselves to the riverbank.

Fortunately, drivers passing on the highway spotted the truck and stopped to help the two men to the top of the embankment. “We both had neck and shoulder pains from the impact of the accident,” recounts Robin. “But apart from that, we were amazed that we had escaped with miraculously few injuries.” They were both admitted to Fraser Canyon Hospital and x-rayed for further injuries. But during the x-ray procedure, Robin’s arms went numb and he felt tremendous chest pain. The attending physician, alerted by the intensity of the pain, performed an ECG and faxed the results to Dr. Robin Kuritzky at RCH. The ECG suggested it was a heart attack, and Robin was airlifted to RCH where he was taken to the catheterization lab for a heart catheterization, a minimally invasive heart treatment, performed by Dr. Kuritzky. RCH performs 4,900 heart catheterizations a year, and is constantly under pressure to do more. “If they hadn’t put me in the helicopter and sent me to RCH I would never have survived,” says Robin. Read the full story on rchfoundation.com

ABOVE: Robin (left), of North Vancouver, and Ron King, of Victoria, with four of Ron’s six Border Collies. The two men were amazed to have escaped their harrowing experience with miraculously few injuries. BELOW: Ron’s F150 truck after it was pulled from the Similkameen River.

What you should know about women’s heart health Dr. Margaret Blackwell provides tips on how women can adopt a healthy heart lifestyle

It may surprise many readers that in Canada women are more likely to die of heart disease than men. In fact, one in two women will develop heart disease. The reasons why women are adversely affected by heart health problems are numerous and complex. Women often fulfill the traditional role of nurturer and they tend to put their own needs aside in favour of their families. Lower incomes or single parent homes have a direct impact on health. Women have to sometimes choose between paying for child care options or costly medicines.

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their own needs. Here are some tips as to how women can actively engage in change. • It is daunting to set-up an exercise program so take the time to plan. • Set a date to start your new “healthy heart plan” that includes both exercise and food choices. • Write out realistic goals and sign a contract with yourself. • Talk to the people closest to you about your plans. Your friends and family are less likely to help you if they don’t know your plans, so engage them. You can’t do it all alone. • Exercise for at least 30 minutes five days a week. • Take time for yourself. Have a bubble bath, go for a walk or read a book. • Stop smoking! Even one and 1/2 cigarettes a day increases a woman’s risk of heart or stroke disease 2.5 times.

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Help expand cardiac and stroke care at RCH A room with a view to the future

rpose “The Multipu al Suite is Intervention tely at is despera something th will elevate needed and er RCH to deliv the ability of se f heart disea treatment o and stroke.” r of Siu, Directo Dr. William ging, RCH Medical Ima Did you kno w

We sincerely apologize for any errors or omissions. INDIVIDUALS Partner ($100,000+) Stan & Jeanette Hrescak Ambassador ($10,000+) Beverley de la Mothe Robert & Amanda Harrison John & Rebecca Mackay

(From left) Louis Bouchard of Rogad Construction Co. shares plans with David Worthington, RCH Foundation Board Vice Chair; Dr. Jorge Bonet, Head of Cardiology and Electrophysiology; Adrienne Bakker, RCH Foundation President and CEO; Gino Nonni and John Conicella, President and Vice-president Business Development, respectively, for Wesgroup Properties.

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million towards this $2.8 million project. Please keep your donations coming! Your gifts will help deliver the best in healthcare to cardiac, stroke and aneurysm patients from across the region.

Your gifts will help deliver the best in cardiac and stroke care Overcrowding at RCH is not a new story. It clearly shows that demand for RCH’s specialized services outweighs its capacity.

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Royal Colum bian Hospita l • The first ho spital in B.C. and has been serving patie nts since 1862 • Cardiac, ne uro, high-ris k maternity, neonatal inte nsive care un it all on one site • Receives mor e trauma patie nts by air ambulance th an any other hospital in B. C. • Busiest card iac interventio n unit in B.C.

Thank You We acknowledge these individuals, corporate and community organizations (and those who prefer to remain anonymous) for their generous donations, received between June 2011 and January 2012, towards the Multipurpose Interventional Suite campaign.

The Multipurpose Interventional Suite will not only relieve some of the pressure on the highly specialized cardiac, neurosciences and imaging services at RCH, it will also pave the way for future growth. Once the suite is fully functioning, RCH will be able to provide even more of these life-saving procedures: • Implant pacemakers, keeping hearts beating strongly and regularly • Provide more cardiac catheterizations, or minimally invasive heart diagnoses and treatments • Perform ablations to correct abnormal heart rhythms, one of the leading causes of stroke • Implant internal cardiac defibrillators, helping to prevent sudden cardiac arrest • Diagnose electrical flow problems in patients using electrophysiological mapping, enabling treatment to start right away

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The demand will only continue to increase, as the number of people we serve, aged 50 – 49, is growing at a rate of 20 per cent ever year. This is the population that is most likely to need cardiac and neurological services. That’s why we are so proud to partner with Fraser Health to build a Multipurpose Interventional suite that will help alleviate some of the pressure on RCH’s cardiac, neuro and imaging services. Thanks to our community of dedicated donors, including Wesgroup Properties who donated $80,000, we have raised $2.2

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As there is no time to waste, construction of this state-of-the-art suite has already begun and is expected to be completed this summer. Once this suite is fully funded and functional, it will: • decrease wait times for procedures • provide care closer to home • reduce the length of stay in hospital • help recruit and retain the best healthcare providers On behalf of RCH’s medical team and patients, thank you for your support.

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First-aid company honoured The Canadian Red Cross has honoured Safe + Sound First Aid Training Ltd. of Coquitlam with the Partners in Humanity Citation. Safe + Sound has the honour of being the first recipient of this national award in Canada. The award was given “In recognition of their commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people within their community by assisting the Canadian Red Cross to effectively mobilize the power of humanity,” according to a press release. Safe + Sound provides first aid and CPR training in the community, as well as mentoring new instructors, some of whom are graduates of the Red Cross SmartStart program. SmartStart teaches new immigrants how to use the 9-1-1 service and gives training in accident prevention and basic first aid. A Red Cross award ceremony was conducted recently at Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship in Coquitlam. Kenny Leung, SmartStart program coordinator, and Doug House, Red Cross Workplace Emergency First Aid representative, presented the award to Safe + Sound directors Gill and Warren McCulloch in front of a class of students. Safe + Sound say they are honoured to receive the Partners in Humanity award and would like to extend particular thanks to instructors Reza Shariatzade, Doug House and Bill Wiedman for their willingness to mentor new Red Cross instructors and guide them through the coteach process. • Do you have a business accomplishment you’d like the community to know about? Send details to editorial@thenownews.com.

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Constructing a future out of foam Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com

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ark Obedzinski wants to start a Styrofoam revolution. Through his new company Foam Only, the Anmore resident hopes to reduce the amount of Styrofoam in landfills — while also reducing disposal costs to taxpayers. On average, expanded polystyrene, or Styrofoam, accounts for eight to 16 per cent of tossed trash, Obedzinski said. “We are setting our garbage in a nice Styrofoam container and spending $1.34 a litre to truck our garbage to the landfill. To me, this is not logical,” he said. “I don’t want to pay more property taxes. Municipalities are hemorrhaging money because they are shipping our waste to our landfill.” Obedzinski proposed a 10-day pilot project to the Village of Anmore, which resulted in a 40-yard Styrofoam collection bin set up outside Village Hall starting Christmas Eve. A mailout advertised the service to Anmore’s 600 households. At the end of the collection period, the bin was full. Next, Foam Only will use machinery in its Coquitlam-based location to densify the bulky waste. The machines will compress the 40 yards of Styrofoam to about one wheelbarrow full of condensed material. “What we do, basically, is we squash it. Then one of our sister companies is able to reprocess it and turn it into consumer items,” Obedzinski said. “In turn, we then sell that to open market. That now is a commodity. That has value. It has no value fluffy as the corner of your plasma TV box.” The byproduct can be used to produce items such as coffee cup lids, picture frames, paving stones and dock rails. Obedzinski would like to see the initiative expand beyond the TriCities. He hopes to convince Metro Vancouver to stop allowing Styrofoam to be shipped to landfills. “What we’re trying to do is educate and create a movement because fundamentally this is not economical to do. The elephant’s in the room. I don’t want to pay any more property taxes for this. This is just stupid. What we’re doing is just wrong,’” Obedzinski said. “We have a nice big mountain to put our garbage behind, but now we’re at a point where it’s becoming cost prohibitive. That’s our motivator. It’s

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Mark Obedzinski hopes his new company, Foam Only, will shrink the amount of Styrofoam in landfills. expensive and nobody wants to spend more. That’s what it comes down to.”

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oam Only will be set up and ready to begin working with local companies in March, he added. Anmore councillor Tracy Green said the pilot project was a success, even though the service was only advertised three days before it began.

“Doing the Styrofoam drop and realizing how much it was utilized in that 10-day period really opened our eyes to the fact that it’s probably a service that our residents are looking for and they might be interested in. It makes you wonder what people were planning to do with all that Styrofoam if they hadn’t brought it here,” Green said. “So through our environment com-

mittee with our new council, we’re hoping that we can look at some education components and possibly come up with a plan to roll out maybe twice-yearly collections of things like Styrofoam and other alternative recyclables.” For more information about Foam Only, contact Obedzinski at markspfx@gmail.com. twitter.com/jennifermcfee

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ith upright, body-onframe designs and serious off-roading capabilities, Range Rovers are recognized by many as the toughest of luxury SUVs. They aren’t super trendy, they aren’t that sporty, and they certainly aren’t socially or environmentally conscious. They aren’t any of these things, because they’re not supposed to be — and that’s what makes them cool. But not so anymore; now there’s the new Evoque, a Range Rover that’s trendy, comfortable and, yes, socially conscious. With any other nameplate, it’s an impressive vehicle — with a Range Rover badge, it’s a statement. Competing directly with compact luxury crossovers such as the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3 and MercedesBenz GLK-Class, the Evoque is unlike any Range Rover we’ve ever seen. It brings one of the most traditional of automakers up to date in a major way, sporting an absolutely stunning exterior, excellent on-road performance and a price that makes it much more accessible than the $73k Range Rover Sport.

it’s also somewhat conformist. As a result, the newest Range Rover loses out on the classic cool factor of its siblings. If the trendy Evoque is going to be cool, it’s going to have to accomplish that feat largely on its own merits. And if it succeeds, the little SUV will change how the world views Range Rover in the future. The Evoque is relatively quick, but you have to step on the gas to get the revs up on the turbocharged engine. While the 2.0L block has garnered rave reviews in the Ford Explorer for its power and efficiency, a V6 option would be nice. On the road, the Evoque has the planted, hefty feel of a Range Rover, with great steering feedback and a well-balanced suspension that is biased to the firm side. Its unibody design contributes to a smooth ride and confident handling in all conditions, rarely feeling harsh or jarring. The only knock on performance is the braking feel. Put your foot down and it feels as if nothing is happening right up until the brakes catch, at which point the response is sudden and sharp. Owners shouldn’t have too much trouble adjusting — but the brakes are out of character with the Evoque’s otherwise sporty driving personality.

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Selling collectibles? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers looking to cash in their old items to be wary of travelling antique shows. These shows have recently come to B.C., and the BBB wants consumers to do their homework before they sell their treasured collectibles at these limited-time public events. “We know that these types of antique roadshows show up for a week and are heavily marketed,” Lynda Pasacreta, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Mainland B.C., said in a news release. “Consumers tend to get excited that [their] old junk will magically turn out to be worth a fortune. While some consumers may be sitting on a gold mine, going to these roadshows may not lead to a consumer getting fair value for their items.” The BBB has received complaints from consumers who received cheques from travelling roadshows that bounced, and other complaints that the collectibles they sold were bought well below market value. Some travelling antique shows have names that sounds similar to popular

television programs, which also can cause consumer confusion. The BBB offers the following tips to consumers looking to sell coins or antiques as investments: • Compare prices carefully. When you compare prices, make sure you are comparing identical items. A vintage $5 gold coin, for instance, is usually worth more than a newer $5 gold coin. The value of coins minted the same year likely will vary depending on the condition. Go to an antique mall or search eBay to get an estimate of your collectibles’ value. • Do not make an immediate decision. Consumers who are not as knowledgeable about antiques should not give in too easily or be afraid to counter offer an asking price. Even if the offer is timesensitive, do not be afraid to walk away. • Research businesses in advance. Before buying anything, make sure you know the name of the company, its address and, preferably, the company’s top officials. Always check out a company at the BBB’s website: www. mbc.bbb.org.

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s the snow and ice retreat, it’s a good idea have discovered that avalanches of heavy snow sliding off slippery metal are extremely hard to look around your garden, patio or balon woody plants (and anything else in the line cony, size up the damage and figure out of fire). what needs to be done to fix the carnage. Ground covers and perennials that die down Once the ground thaws, frost heaves can be in fall usually withstand dumps of snow from healed by replanting any perennial plants with roofs. Even so, it’s best to leave old stems and lifted and exposed roots. This is likely to be more of a problem in gardens closer to the sea. leaves on these perennials over winter to protect their central growth points. That’s because even though the But trees and shrubs definitely Fraser Valley got the worst of the need to be relocated to safer places. cold and wind, it also got deep Container gardeners will probably snow cover that will have kept be checking how their containers smaller plants in those gardens fared through the wild weather. slightly cool but also protected. North- or east-facing balconies and Exposure to heavy, wet snow, ice patios are usually harder hit than and wind will be the main problem south- or west-facing areas. for trees and shrubs. The branches Branching Out It helps if plants in pots are of columnar evergreens may sprawl drawn back against the shelter of open in gardens where snow hasn’t Anne Marrison the building wall. Wrapping them been knocked away from their branches. These can be tied back into their ori- with fabric (old towels or sheets, etc.) can also help. Even hardy bulbs can have freezing ginal narrow shape with garden twine. problems if they’re planted close to the edges Broadleaf evergreens such as rhododendrons, pieris, daphnes and box may be flattened of containers. But the greatest safeguard for container by the weight of wet snow or even broken. gardeners is choosing plants that are two zones This happens when thawing is followed by rehardier than their local zone. Metro Vancouver freezing at night that turns snow on branches is mainly in zone 7, merging into zone 8 in into ice. Some gardeners try to rejoin broken sheltered microclimates near the sea. The branches using Velcro strips, soft cloth or Fraser Valley is largely in the colder part of splints and twine. Sometimes this works; zone 7 merging into zone 6 further east. sometimes it doesn’t. Cutting out broken News flash: The Alpine Garden Club of B.C. branches to new branches or buds is easier, annual spring plant sale has changed its month quicker and usually brings better results. and location. This year it will be held from 1 to Many vigorous shrubs that have been dis4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 in the Floral Hall torted out of their normal shapes and are suffering extensive dieback from cold can be given at VanDusen Botanical Garden. The annual spring show will be held on the same date in a hard pruning if necessary. These include VanDusen’s Cedar Room. smoke bush, red flowering currant, abelia, mophead hydrangea and weigela. But you need • Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden to know that after these drastic cutbacks, it can questions. Send them to her via amarrison@ be a year before they flower again. shaw.ca. Gardeners who installed metal roofs may

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To ring in the new year, the Coquitlam RCMP offer Tri-Cities residents 12 resolutions for a safe 2012: 1. Be Bear Aware — The RCMP received hundreds of calls in 2011 about interactions between people and wildlife, mainly bears. If you see a bear wandering in the area, report it to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service 24-hour hotline at 1-877-9527277. If lives or property are in immediate danger, call 911. 2. Be prepared for extreme conditions in the wilderness — Check the weather and prepare for it. Bring necessary equipment with you, such as a map and compass. Provide someone you trust with a detailed plan of your trip. If you don’t return home on time, Search and Rescue will know where to begin looking for you. 3. If you see something, say something — Report any criminal or suspicious activity. You might not even know that you have the missing piece of a puzzle that police are trying to solve. 4. Practice safe online and e-purchases — Make sure your security software is up-to-date. Be a smart e-consumer and protect your identity online. If you buy or sell items through websites such as Craigslist, try to do your transaction at a coffee shop or another public place. Do not do your exchange at a private home or on a secluded street. 5. Scam-proof your life — Visit the Better Business Bureau (http://mbc.bbb.org) and Phonebusters (http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca) websites to learn about the latest scams and how to protect yourself. 6. Lock out identity theft — More than one third of the Coquitlam RCMP’s top 50 prolific offenders are actively involved in identity theft. They often get the information they need by breaking into cars, skimming credit cards and stealing mail. To protect your personal information, check your credit record and credit card account activity often. Pick up your mail every delivery day and report any items that don’t get delivered on time. Don’t leave identity-related documents in your car. 7. Pay attention to good kids — There are many Tri-Cities kids who deserve the spotlight for doing good deeds, making good choices and having a positive impact on the people around them. This year, try to acknowledge these kids for their fine work. 8. Keep it real: Learn how to avoid accidental 911 calls — Of the Coquitlam RCMP’s 37,000 service calls in 2011, more than 1,600 were false or abandoned 911 calls. The RCMP must follow up on every 911 call, even those that are made due to misdials or unsecured cell phones. If you accidentally dial 911, don’t hang up. Stay on the line and tell the dispatcher so they don’t have to spend extra time and resources to track you down and confirm that you’re OK. Don’t program 911 into any phone, since speed dial keys are responsible for many false 911s. Store your cell phone in a safe place and lock the keypad, since pocket- and purse-dial cause many false 911s. If you speak little or no English when calling 911, stay calm and try to tell the dispatcher which language you speak. The Coquitlam detachment has members who speak many different languages, and dispatchers can connect with RCMP officers with different language skills throughout the Lower Mainland. 9. Mark your territory — Every year, the Coquitlam RCMP staff handle thousands of lost, found and stolen items. It can be impossible to return possessions if there is no way to determine ownership. In case of loss or theft, keep an inventory of valuables such as jewelry, bikes, appliances and electronics. The list should include a description of the item and its serial number. Engrave your driver’s license number on bikes, cameras and electronic equipment. Contact your community police station to find out how to get access to an engraver. 10. Use your road sense — Death and injury on the roads can be caused by drug and alcohol impairment, lack of seatbelts and aggressive driving. For more information, visit http://www.icbc. com/road-safety. 11. Get connected — A close-knit community is a safe community. Get to know your neighbours and consider volunteering in your community to get more involved in public safety. Volunteer opportunities are available with the Coquitlam RCMP’s community and crime prevention programs. 12. Don’t be scared, be prepared — Make sure you and your family are prepared for any emergency. Ensure you have the equipment, supplies and skills to stay safe if you face a power outage, car trouble or more serious situations. For more information on staying safe in 2012, visit www. coquitlam.rcmp.ca.

The Coquitlam RCMP’s first piece of advice for Tri-Cities residents trying to stay safe in 2012? Be Bear Aware. Police received hundreds of calls last year about interactions between humans and wildlife — mostly bears.

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Events Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: 604-506-1037. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts a euchre club at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at 2675 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Guests welcome. Info: Bev at 604-942-8911. The RP2 Toastmaster Club welcomes new members to join and develop better communication and leadership skills. The club meets every Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Port SUNDAY, JAN. 29 Moody Recreation Centre (300 Ioco Rd.). Info: 604Port Coquitlam Minor Softball registration day 230-8030 or genevickers@hotmail.com. and softball fun fair from noon to 4 p.m. at Hyde SARA Society (Sexual Assault Recovery events@thenownews.com Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave. in PoCo. Anonymous) offers teen and adult support programs, Come out for a fun afternoon featuring softball literature and public education in Metro Vancouver. activity stations, door prizes and refreshments. Info: Info: 604-584-2626, sarasociety@telus.net or visit Brittany at 778-389-7076 or www.pocominorsoftball.com. www.sarasociety.net. Knights of Columbus sponsor a youth free throw championSHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts a weekship from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Archbishop Carney Regional ly seniors meeting, Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., for exercise, Secondary School, 1335 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. storytelling and games. All men and women 50 and older are Winners progress through local, district and regional competiwelcome to attend at 699 Robinson St., Coquitlam. Info: 604tions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to partici937-6970. pate in their respective age divisions. For additional information table23 Comedy Troupe performs a comedy show every and signup, contact Fred Weigman at cfweigman4@shaw.ca or Wednesday at Second Storey Theatre (201-2550 Shaughnessy St., 778-898-6540, or Rick Gagne at rickgagne@shaw.ca or 604-9421657.

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Place Maillardville hosts Baby’s First Year, a guest-speaker series running from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam. The Jan. 27 session featured Jamie Lynn Davis discussing baby sign language. The lectures are free, and registration is not required. Info: 604-933-6166.

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Terry Fox Library hosts photographer Vladimir Jan for a slide show followed by a question-and-answer session about his small boat journey through the Galapagos Islands. Find out about the creatures and terrain that make this delicate ecosystem so unique. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program, which takes place from 7 to 8 p.m., but registration is appreciated. The library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Info: 604-9277999.

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Port Moody Public Library hosts a family fun night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ParkLane Room. Preschoolers will make a craft, listen to stories and learn about important pre-reading skills in this one-hour program. Families will take away fun and simple ideas for early learning activities they can do at home. Preschoolers should be two-and-a-half to six years old, and siblings are welcome. Parent participation is required. All families are welcome, including ESL and newcomers. Registration is not required for this free drop-in program. The library is located at 100 Newport Dr.

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SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts an alcohol and drug education series. This free drop-in program is open to everyone in the community, and features weekly sessions running on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at SHARE’s Port Moody offices, located on the second floor of 2615 Clarke St. The series, which runs through March 28, has important information for those who have an alcohol or drug problem and for those concerned about their use. It will also help those affected by others’ use to understand addicts and addictive behaviour. The format consists of a video, a brief presentation and open discussion. The Feb. 1 topic is “cocaine and crystal meth: the struggle to recover and what long-term recovery looks like.” Info: 604-936-3900. Hyde Creek Watershed Society meets at 7:15 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www. hydecreek.org. Kiddies Korner Preschool hosts a parent education session at 7 p.m. at 2211 Prairie Ave. in Port Coquitlam. Metro Vancouver regional parks interpreters will focus on how parents can connect children with nature in fun and simple ways that don’t require a scientific background. Activities will include games, props and exploratory tools parents can use to engage children and promote the sense of wonder that grows through exploring the outdoors. Tickets are $5 at the door, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Port Coquitlam). The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door for $2. Info: www.table23.com. Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet every Tuesday, from noon to 1 p.m. at Coquitlam City Hall (3000 Guildford Way). Guests and visitors welcome. Info: tott-coquitlam.freetoasthost. net or 604-469-5490. Terry Fox Library hosts a variety of free family storytimes at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Monday morning preschool story time takes place from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., and is designed for families and caregivers with young children. Pyjama storytime takes place on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. It includes books, songs, finger plays and flannel stories, and is geared towards preschool-aged children and their families. Children may come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy. The library also hosts a storytime on the third Sunday of the month from 11 to 11:30 a.m. This program is designed for young children and their families. Finally, the library hosts baby storytime, from 10:15 to 10:40 a.m. on Wednesdays. This program is geared toward families and caregivers with babies aged newborn to 12 months. For information on any of these storytimes, call 604-927-7999.

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BCHL shift sees creation of three divisions Look up — waaayyy up. The Coquitlam Express are going to have a bit in common with the Friendly Giant next season, as the B.C. Hockey League board of governors voted in favour of a realignment scheme last week that will see the creation of three divisions. The move means that the 10-team Coastal Conference will be split into two divisions —the Island and Mainland divisions — with the Express lining up alongside Surrey, Langley, Chilliwack and Prince George in the Mainland division. The shift in alignment will come into place next year, and Prince George will be given the option to move back into the Interior Conference after the 2013 playoffs. That change means the Express will take on Prince George eight times next year — four apiece in each team’s building. “One of the things that we’re hearing and the fans have been clear about this, is that they want to see every team in the league in their building at least once,” said Express general manager and president Darcy Rota, a Prince George native himself. What that means for the playoffs, however, remains to be seen. Teams have been given until Feb. 1 to submit proposals to the league. One scenario that could play out would see four of the five teams from both the Island and Mainland divisions advance, while the final two Interior teams would play a best-of-nine series. Coquitlam hosts Victoria tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. as part of Emergency Services Recognition Night.

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Coquitlam’s Travis Cornwall, left, and Port Moody native Jackson Decker are the consensus top two picks ahead of the upcoming WLA draft.

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he difference between 1A and 1B will almost certainly come down to which hand they shoot with. Coquitlam junior Adanac graduates Travis Cornwall and Jackson Decker seem to be the consensus top two picks ahead of the Feb. 6 Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) draft, a lottery in which the senior Adanacs have that coveted top pick. In assessing their needs, the Adanacs’ brass won’t have to look too far outside of their proverbial backyard: Decker’s a Port Moody native, while Cornwall played all of his minor and junior lacrosse in Coquitlam. “Our biggest need is right-handed offensive players — we need some offensive-oriented guys,” said senior Adanacs general manager Randy Delmonico.

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“We’re fairly happy with the rest of where our lineup is.” Interestingly enough, Decker fits that mould — a right-handed, offence-first player with a knack for finding the back of the net. Cornwall, on the other hand, is a lefty known for his all-around game and ability to put up points. “I believe that [Cornwall] is the best athlete in the entire draft, whether we’re talking about East or West — he’s got everything and he does everything well,” Delmonico said. “Decker is a right-handed offensive player who’s not afraid to go through the middle and he finishes when he gets there.” Decker is about to kick off his fourth year in the collegiate field lax loop at Limestone College in South Carolina, and was recently named a pre-season first team All American. Cornwall has figured into two of the first three games of the National Lacrosse League season with the Calgary Roughnecks, and is playing under outgoing junior Adanacs coach Curt Malawsky.

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Decker’s final year in the junior A loop last season saw the Heritage Woods grad put up 55 points, including 28 goals, in just 12 games. He added 29 points in eight playoff games to finish third in postseason scoring. Cornwall tallied 106 points in his final junior campaign, good for third overall. In the playoffs, however, the Coquitlam native’s 32 points in eight games led all second season scorers. And while their numbers are similar, so too are their are responses when musing over going first overall. “I just want to get drafted,” Cornwall said. “For me it’s about how much you get to play and how well you do in your career more than where you got drafted. When people look back at your career, no one really remembers where you got drafted. It’s all about how you played.” “Everyone would like to go first overall, but for me it will just be nice to get drafted high and go to

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Terry Fox wrestlers Michelle McQuillan, left, and Soma Martin put the work in at practice on Thursday afternoon.

Stevens paces Terry Fox to second place Isaiah Stevens continued his ascension up the local wrestling ranks, as the Terry Fox Ravens turned in some impressive results at last weekend’s UBC Open Tournament. Stevens took the top spot in 74 kg class in the junior boys division and was also awarded the Top Junior Male Wrestler Award. The previous week, Stevens went 3-0 at the Raven Invite and was given the Outstanding Junior Male Wrestler of the Tournament Award. “He is quickly making a name for himself in this sport as other coaches notice his fantastic athleticism,” Fox wrestling coach Jorge Knizek said in an e-mail.

Also bringing home gold medals were Michelle McQuillan (64 Juvenile Girls) and Colton Wheeler (130 kg Juvenile Boys). Netting second-place finishes were Kurtis Rushworth (41 kg Jr Boys), Brycen Mayoh (48 kg Jr Boys), Bailey Milburn (63 kg Jr Boys), Iman Amir-Jabbari (66 kg Sr Boys), Brett Boyce (78 kg Sr Boys), Adam Hartle (84 kg Sr Boys), Mitchell McGarvey (110 kg Sr Boys), Jeff Tilkin (130 kg Sr Boys) and Kelsey Watmough (51 kg Jr Girls). As for team results, Fox’s junior girls team placed first overall, while the senior boys and girls teams claimed second. The junior boys side finished fourth to bring the school’s total record to 20-15.

You can’t fit a square peg in a round hole, but you can fill a crease with a big body. That’s the approach the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs are taking in light of recently losing top scorer Jace Hennig to the Coquitlam Express. The club recently brought Maple Ridge native Michael Bell on board, after the 16-year-old spent time with the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips and more recently the Mission Icebreakers of the local junior B loop. The six-foot-two, 205-pound forward has earned full marks in his limited action with the Chiefs so far, posting four points in four games including three goals last weekend. “He’s capable of being a big time goal scorer. He’s a large human being for a 16 year old,” said Chiefs coach Doneau Menard. “He’s got intimidating size and he just doesn’t take a shift off. He works extremely hard and he has presence — he’s a physical guy, he’s in your face and he’s got a hard shot.” Bell figured prominently into the Chiefs’ 7-4 win over the Valley West Hawks Saturday, scoring two power play goals while setting up shop in front of the net. In a game that saw the Chiefs score six of their seven goals on special teams, the Northeast side also got markers from Coquitlam natives Jamie Waddington and Jeff Wight, Port Moody’s Truman Gonzales and Port Coquitlam’s Tim Chow. “Our special teams saved our bacon in the first two periods and we knew we had to play a bit better than we did two periods before headed into the third,” Menard said. Game 2 of the home-and-home set saw the two teams settle for a 3-3 deadlock, with goals coming from PoCo’s Brandon Volpe, Anmore native Nicholas Rasovic and Bell. “I thought we played a really solid game. We dominated play for much of the first two periods and even part of the third.” The third-place Chiefs take on the Greater Vancouver Canadians this weekend.

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a competitive team and see how much I can help them,” Decker added. “Those are the main things I’m worried about.” After Coquitlam, Burnaby will pick second and third before Maple Ridge makes the fourth overall selection. Langley, Victoria and Nanaimo round out the fifth, sixth and seventh spots in the first round of the draft, while Coquitlam gets the first and second picks in Round 2. “I’ve had talks with some of the other teams about various people and draft picks, but no one’s come shopping for that No. 1 pick,” Delmonico noted. “It doesn’t really surprise me. If you look at who’s going No. 1 and No. 2, I’m sure they’re thinking there’s no way we’re giving it up, which is true.” In sizing up the first two potential picks, Malawsky had nothing but glowing reviews for his two recent graduates. “The first thing that comes to mind for both of those kids is character,” he said. “They both fit in very well into a team regime. They’re very similar in that they’re very, very good athletes and they’re big strong boys. Both of them can be prototypical WLA guys — they both have huge engines with good motors in them and they can run for days.” That being said, running with teenagers isn’t the same as keeping up with the men. “That’s going to be an adjustment,” Malawsky said. “They’re not going to be able to bowl guys over like they were able to do in junior. I think they’re going to have to be a bit more meticulous and methodical in how they’re going to approach getting to the net. But at the end of the day, their athleticism and their instincts should help them.” The WLA draft gets underway at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Burnaby Firefighter’s Club.

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LAYING DOWN THE LAW: Coquitlam’s Kelley Law and her Royal City teammates were battling for second place at the 2012 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship in North Vancouver Thursday. As of NOW deadlines, Law’s rink sat in a second-place tie with Jen Rusnell’s Prince George-based side.

Collins nets 13 in SFU win PoCo’s Kristina Collins dropped 13 points, including all four of her free throws, in SFU’s 67-64 win over Central

Washington last Saturday. Collins dropped three treys in the win to help lift SFU’s hoops team to an 11-6 record.

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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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1335 Dominion Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8G7 Phone: 604-942-7465 Fax: 604-942-5289 www.acrss.org Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School (ACRSS) is seeking applicants for the position of a full-time BOOKKEEPER. ACRSS is well-known for its spiritual development, outstanding academic and extra-curricular programs and dynamic staff. The successful candidate will become a collaborative member of this co-educational grade 8 to 12 secondary school community. The successful candidate will: • Be an active practising Catholic • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships • Demonstrate the ability to effectively network with all stakeholder groups in the school community • Demonstrate the ability to work independently, with initiative, confidentiality, and discretion • Demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills • Have successfully completed secondary school and a minimum of 3-5 years experience in a computerized accounting environment or the equivalent training in the accounting field, with a supervisory component • Demonstrate a superior knowledge of Simply Accounting, MS Office Suite, and familiarity with AccPac, BCeSIS, HELP Payroll and CISVA school policies and procedures would be an asset • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous Professional Development Send resume and supporting documentation to: ACRSS HR Committee 1335 Dominion Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8G7 Or by email: hrcommittee@acrss.org Deadline for application is: Friday, February 10, 2012

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Director, Programs and Services SHARE Family & Community Services Society is a social-profit, independent, community-based organization that provides programs and services for vulnerable individuals and families in the Tri-Cities region (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra). We are seeking a Director, Programs and Services to lead the development of people, programs and services in our community development and counselling portfolio.

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• A Masters in Social Work (or related degree) • Five years experience in program management and supervision • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in delivering counselling services and community development in the social services sector • Belief in a strength-based, solution-focused, inclusive approach in working with people • Valid driver’s license and vehicle This is a senior leadership role, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. For more information about SHARE, please visit our site at:

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DRIVERS WANTED Permanent F/T Professional Drivers req’d for deliveries of live plants throughout the lower mainland & out of town. No overnight trips. Must have Class 1, clean BCDL, current experience operating tractor trailer in lower mainland. Competitive wage & benefits package offered.

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CLEANER NEEDED for exterior mall parking lots, Coquitlam area. Must have vehicle. 2-3 hours a day, 7 days per week $11.00/hr. Call Shane 778-385-0291 9am-3pm Mon through Sat. Fax resume to 604-598-8416

FOOD & OTHER PRODUCTS IN-STORE SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People and Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Freelance Contractor 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: both Fri & Sat from 11am to 5 or 6pm (& some Sun). Requirements: - Fully fluent in English - Own a car to carry supplies - Be well groomed & bondable - Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in N. Burnaby.

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946 Brunette Ave, Coq. req F/T Cook with at least 7 months exp to prepare/cook Greek cuisine/Special Dishes. $16.25/hr with benefits. Call Savas 604-525-5351 or send resume to: kalpidis@telus.net

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DON’T LET YOUR PAST LIMIT YOUR FUTURE! Guaranteed Criminal Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS AGI-Envirotank in Biggar, SK. needs industrial painters. $25-35hr DOE, internal lining experience is an asset. Company offers comprehensive benefit package. Send resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263. ROCK CONSTRUCTION & MINING INC. is looking for experienced hydraulic and down hole Drillers and also Heavy Duty Mechanics, experienced in hydraulic systems and CAT engine for work across Canada. Competitive wage and benefits. Resumes to: resume@rcmi.ca or fax: 250-828-1948.

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WELDERS AGI-Envirotank in Biggar, SK. requires journeymen welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30hr DOE. Oilfield tank assembly experience would be an asset. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Send resume to: info@environtank.com or fax: 306-948-5263.

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• Strong computer skills are required (MS Outlook, Excel & Word) • Purchasing & maintaining inventory for manufacturing • General reception duties, answering phones, filing, etc. • Data entry with accuracy & attention to detail required • Good communication skills • Grade 12 graduate • Potential room for advancement. • Good Extended Health Benefit package after 6 months.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Life’s good, friends are gathering, hopes are rising! You’re not quite as sure of yourself as you were a month ago, but that’s probably a good thing. Work lightens a little; what work there is tends to go in subtle circles now to April, so keep an eye on progress and helpers/coworkers who wander off. Chase money Monday/ Tuesday – there’s lots of it. Travel, details, errands, paperwork, calls and visits fill Wednesday to Friday – one of these, Wednesday, might bring a romantic meeting or notion, though it’s “off to the side,” not direct. Be home, contemplate career, Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Be ambitious for the next several weeks. Seek a relationship with higherups, VIPs, even parents. Now is the time to prove yourself. Rest and recuperate, plan and contemplate, Sunday. Your energy surges Monday/Tuesday – start important projects, see and be seen, approach powerful people, make your mark! You might have an exciting Tuesday night when an attraction occurs. Remember: it’s might not be a lasting thing, and it might interfere with (or change) your future. Chase money, buy/sell, during a lucky Wednesday to Friday. Your sensual side emerges. Travel – carefully – Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: A mellow, wise, compassionate mood has drifted over you. This isn’t your peak period for romance (that comes after May) but romance and love flow well now. You might gently love someone without demanding possession. Home and property matters, a bit tense or hectic lately, slow now to April, affording you a chance to catch your breath. But the same few months increase your indecision about a home-based project. DON’T begin major renovations before April 14. Retreat, rest and plan Monday/Tuesday. Your energy and charisma surge Wednesday to Friday – start something!

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Focus on depths, changes, finances (investments/debt) power plays, mysteries, research, commitment, intimacy and sexual urges, now to late February. You’ll hear or suspect a secret, perhaps involving the government, a management situation, or about those who would bind you. Now to mid-April, guard against wild words, and be cautious in making promises, especially to bosses or other higher-ups. You might revisit a past haunt. Your mood remains mellow. Optimism, happiness arrive Monday/Tuesday. Rest, retreat, succeed Wednesday to Friday. You shine Saturday: patience needed! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: You’ll face some opposition and some opportunity, some love and some enmity. Overall, this is a good week, in which diplomacy and eagerness will net you solid gains. Don’t take the sober assessment of Sunday as your guideline. Instead, be hopeful, happy. Be ambitious Monday/ Tuesday – higher-ups are willing to bend things your way. You’re seen as a valuable asset. (Take advantage, now to June.) Optimism, popularity, wish fulfillment come Wednesday to Friday – enjoy prospects, flirtations. Retreat, rest Saturday. Be careful with money, spending to April. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your sexual magnetism remains intense all winter/spring, but now to mid-April it doesn’t really help you to make a new relationship. (Indecision or an “intimate impediment” slows you down.) You might, however, “re-circle” to pursue someone you met before – this could succeed. You can substitute “invest” for “relationship” or “intimacy,” for this trend affects your finances as well. The few weeks ahead focus on work, duties, machinery and health. Wisdom, education, ideas and gentle love visit Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday to Friday: success slated! Saturday’s happy.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: You might be tempted to invest Monday/Tuesday. Go ahead, even be a little speculative. A sexual temptation might arise these two days: this, too, seems beneficial, not harmful. (If someone’s married, though, consider the karma.) A sweet, mellow, understanding mood flows over you Wednesday to Friday – a mood that fits perfectly with the romantic, creative spell you’re under this week and the next two. If a love affair exists, it grows. However, in the bigger picture, now to June is not a good time to wed, nor to seek a permanent mate. So just have fun. Home caution, Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent lies on home, domestic concerns, security, retirement, property, garden, stomach and soul. Tackle chores Sunday, but be willing to knock off early. Relationships confront you Monday/Tuesday, and mostly for good. A romantic undercurrent runs through the first half of this week. Wednesday through Friday bring secrets, sexual urges, investment and financial opportunities (even the opportunity to reduce debt) – and the possible need for a health diagnosis. You can make very beneficial changes and commitments these three days, especially Wednesday (before 2 p.m. PST). Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Travel, run errands, return messages, call, chat, read the media, handle paperwork – life’s busy but easy. Romance or creative or pleasure urges beckon Sunday, but don’t expect major stuff. Tackle chores or health concerns Monday/Tuesday – all’s well. Relationships confront you Wednesday to Friday. Be diplomatic yet eager to join – you could make a new friend. Flexibility opens the door to opportunity; fighting closes doors. (Best day: Thursday.) Saturday’s filled with secrets, but not good ones: be cautious with finances, intimacy. Until April, career projects eddy: rest up.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A legal, educational, publishing, cultural or far travel project might eddy in circles until mid-April, so relax and let it ebb. There is a romantic undercurrent to this week, but the main emphasis is on earnings, buying/selling, sensual episodes and memory. Seek new clients, or angle for a more important (or, mainly, lucrative) job role, especially Wednesday to Friday. Earlier, Monday/ Tuesday are romantic, creative, pleasurable – and reward risk. Both Sunday and Saturday (29th and 4th) need caution, as subtle tug-o-wars occur between you and others. An easy, rewarding week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, magnetism, effectiveness and sense of timing are tops! Get out, make contacts, start important projects, call in favours – though you might not want to bother much Sunday, when everyone’s a bit reluctant. Your major luck, now to June, is in real estate, family and security zones – these are favoured Monday/Tuesday, so charge ahead. A romantic, creative, pleasure-oriented, speculative or risk-taking urge fills you Wednesday to Friday – charge ahead here, too, but remember that real romantic motives/goals seem a bit hidden, subconscious. Lust succeeds, though! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Rest, lie low, contemplate and plan. Despite your lowered energy, people still treat you affectionately. Hook up with a charity, or give in other ways – help someone. This puts pennies in the karmic account. Your lover or spouse might descend into indecisive circles now to mid-April. That’s OK; be patient. A big thing happens Friday: you enter 15 years of increased intuition, smoothness, personality strength and magnetism. (Love won’t be far behind – probably 2013/14.) Talk, travel, message Monday/Tuesday. Then to Friday, relax, sink into home, peace. Beauty, love, Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


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ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

BLUENOSE PITBULL pups, 8 wks old, vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed. $600. 604-930-0091

GOLDEN RETRIEVE x lab pups, m/f, 1st shots dewormed, vet checked. family raised $495. Ph 604-701-1587 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

PUPPIES AMERICAN Bulldog/ German shepherd 7 wks, healthy, no shots $425 obo 778-862-3568

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6020

6020-01

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Port Moody

FABULOUS WATER VIEW HOME This home boasts a Fabulous water view from the 24’x18’ sundeck. 10,978 sq ft lot & almost 3500sq ft of living space, 3 bdrm 2 bath on main, insuite Laundry, 3 bdrm 2 bath, insuite laundry, Authorized suite below, and a 2 bdrm 2 bath, insuite laundry, Carriage house. The mortgage helper revenue here is a rare opportunity. Come by and view the best deal in Port Moody $888,000.

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6035

Mobile Homes

LANGLEY 2 BR mobile completely remodelled, park like setting air cond, storage, large decks, nr shops/hospital/police, parking. $49,500. 604-534-2997

BEST VALUE! NOW 309,000 College Park, Port Moody

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

Jess LaFramboise 1-604-815-7190 Colour ava Ask for deilable tails

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6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST 2 BR apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, ns/np, $960. 604-783-6003

BBY, BRENTWOOD. Big 1 BR, new carpets, new f/bath. $875 incl ht & h/w. Adult oriented bldg. Ns/ np. Avail now. Call 604-841-6984

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Small pet ok with pet deposit. Avail Feb 1.

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. Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, quiet. $825 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av now. NS/NP. 604-205-9409

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

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

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

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.

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

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

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

BURNABY 2 BR apt nr Metrotown & skytrain, n/p, n/s, n/d, $900 & up. 604-908-8981

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

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

Apt/Condos

Apt/Condos

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

1300 King Albert, Coq

6508

6508

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

KING ALBERT COURT

401 Westview St, Coq

$

604-444-3000

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Port Moody

301B Evergreen Drive BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Available Feb 1st. Vet checked with first shots. $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504

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GOLDEN Retriever P/B Pups 9 wks 1st shots dewormed $550 males only Chwk(604) 825-9210

Real Estate

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6008-26

6020-01

Houses - Sale

FEATURED HOMES 6020-30

Houses - Sale

For Sale by Owner

6015

Metaphysical

1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/min.www.truepsychics.ca

6020

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

NEW WEST Quay Waterfront condo 2 BR, 1 bath beautiful water view, nr transit & Quay market $369,000. 604-816-0814

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

Real Estate Services

6005

Pet Services

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties 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

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

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 Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

6510

Co-ops

115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

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

Call 604- 421-1222

6515

Duplexes - Rent

New Westminster

88 GLOVER AVE.

2 BR upper duplex. Gleaming hardwood floors, just painted, new blinds & spotlessly clean. Great long term neighbours. Rent includes utilities. Fridge, stove & shared w/d. Non smokers. Flexible possession. Lease & excellent refs a must.

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY NORTH 2 BR+den Rancher, fenced yard, alarm, d/w, $1600 + utils. Mar1. NS/NP. 604-488-2899

BBY ROSEWOOD/6TH. 2700sf, 5 BR, 2 lev home, all appls, garge. Av Feb 1. $1800 + utls. NS/NP. 604-527-0599 or 604-562-7855

COQ CENTRAL, 3 BR up, 2 lev, 2 bath + 1 BR bsmt ste. W/D up & down. Avail Feb 1/15. $1590 + utils. N/S & N/P. 604 341-9626 COQ CENTRE, Main flr 3 spac BR, 2 bath, all appls, sh’d W/D, carport. $1250 + sh’d utls. NS/NP. Immed. Nr transit. 604-218-8164 COQ Immac 3 BR Rancher, lrg fam rm, 1.5 baths, 4 appls, lrg back yd, nr Como Lake Park, ns/ np, $1500, Feb 1. 778-994-2136

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ Nr Lougheed Mall, 1 BR g/lvl, h/w flrs, $390 incls utils, Avail Now. 604-942-7232 POCO clean bright room, main flr, $425/mo. Utils/cable included, w/d. Avail now. 604-315-6611 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. Refs Req. Avail Now. 778-846-5275

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FOR RENT

2BDRM/2BTH Newport Village Corner Suite "lucky" number 8th flr. Open-space concept suite with floor to ceiling windows, laminate floors, carpet, stainless steel appliances, insuite washer & dryer, and balcony w/ amazing views. 1 parking & 1 storage. No smoking/no pets. $1800. Please call Rory at 604-880-5576.

1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent.

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Shared Accommodation

6595-40

New Westminster

QUEENS PARK, near all amens. Furn’d upstair rm w/fridge, share kitch/bath. $430/mo incls utls. Quiet, clean. N/S. 604-521-3437

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY METROTOWN, 2 BR bsmt, very clean, nr BCIT, w/d, n/s, n/p, 1 prkg, quiet area, $895 incls uitls, Avail Now. 604-433-5151

BBY, S. SLOPE. Furnished, 1 BR. Nr Metrotown. $750/mo. Ns/ np. 604-430-5549, 604-506-4451

BBY 1 BR bsmt, by City Hall, BCIT. $750 incl utils, cbl & net. Avail now. NS/NP 604-889-8529

BBY 2 BR, 5 appls, full bath. $1200 incls utls. Nr bus/skytrain. Av MAR 1. NS/NP. 778-231-2110

BBY, 4508 Ellerton Court. Clean, modern 2 BR bsmt, full bath, gas f/p. $950/mo incl hydro/cable/ internet & radiant heat. 950 sq ft. N/s, no pets. Near Metrotown Mall & bus. Immed. Call 604-761-3702 BBY E, 2 yrs old, upper flr 3 BR, 2 bath, jacuzzi, hrdwd flrs, h/w heating, 1 car garage, 1 blk to Elem Schl & transit, nr High Schl, N/P, $1900/mo. 604-439-2019

COQ CENTRE, 2 BR, new kitch, sh’d W/D, $850+shd utls. NS/NP. Now. Nr transit. 604-218-8164 COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Large and Bright 1 BDRM/ 1 BATH above ground bsmt suite near transit, schools and Coquitlam Centre. Hardwood floors, washer/dryer and gas fireplace, new paint with lots of storage. Private entrance, own parking spot and backyard. Available Feb 1. $850 incl utils and cable. No pets, N/S, refs required. 604-722-2294 COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. NS/np. $950 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

8010

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

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

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, house, office, window, wall cleaning 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

A GIFT OF TIME

House & Office Cleaning

−European Standard −Licensed & Insured −ICBC & Veteran claims −FREE Window Cleaning

8060

Concrete

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

Drainage

N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, all appls, own parking. $1000/mo + utils, available now. Close to amens. 604-671-8389

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

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

Drywall

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

604-916-7729 JEFF Electrical

Gift certificates available for you & your loved ones

POCO, Cidadel, 1BR, 650 sf, cln, quiet, incl sat TV, util, own w/d, N/s, N/p, Feb 1. 604-464-6141 POCO, NORTHSIDE. 2 BR, g/lvl. Gas f/p, garage, priv entry. $800. Ns/np. Feb 1. 604-942-9725 POCO SPACIOUS, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,400/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260

House & Office Cleaning

European Standard Licensed & Insured ICBC & Veteran claims FREE Window Cleaning

Gift certificates available for you & your loved ones

• Electrical Contractor • Residential/Commercial • Advanced Lighting Control Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs Visit Our Website:

PT COQ. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. Great view! Ns/np. $875/mo incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-944-1479

6605

Townhouses Rent

3BDRM/1BTH $1350 1024sf SS, laundry, pool, no pets,NS balc, util incl. 604-880-2066

EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842 NO JOB TOO SMALL! 20 yrs exp, Home Repairs & Reno’s. Ref avail. Call Mike 604-376-0912

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

604-802-6722

8155

Landscaping

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

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

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

604-524-2177 www.ezgomovers.com $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

CONFIDENT

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

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

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

A-1 PAINT CO. Winter Special

15% OFF

Interior Repainting Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

Magic Star Painting

Winter Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379

Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

D&M PAINTING

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

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

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

942-5394 Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up. Free Est. Winter Special. 604-710-9670

8220

Plumbing

8220

Plumbing

8250

Roofing

8255

A47

Rubbish Removal

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

PLUMBERS

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

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

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

WE CAN FIX IT

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

LOW COST CONSTRUCTION

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

WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items incl’d. Jim, 604-936-8583

8315 SAVE on ROOFING - specialize in New/Reroof ★ Fully Ins. WCB. Senior Disc, Ref’s, Work Gtd, 24/7, Free Est. 778-892-1266

8255

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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

8335

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938

AUTOMOTIVE

9125

Domestic

9155

40 years experience

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

604-657-9904

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring

1998 PLYMOUTH Breeze 4 dr auto, tan $2990 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com D#30332

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

HOME ADVANTAGE

Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

JENCO CONSTRUCTION

We specialize in Kitchen & Bath Renovations and Custom Cabinets www.jenco-online.info

Kitchen & Bath Renos Tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, wiring, gutters ★ Small jobs welcome ★ Water damage work 24/7 ★ Insured, WCB

604-764-0399

604-341-2512 • Small Jobs Ok! Finishing carpentry. lauriescustomfinishing @gmail.com

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

THE SCRAPPER 604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1999 CHEVY Tahoe 4x4 auto grt shape $5800 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

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

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

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

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

Trimax Roofing Ltd. Repairs, New & Re-roof, Repairs @$150, WCB Ins. wrk Guar. 604-856-4999

9173

Vans

1998 PONTIAC TRANSPORT, 7 pass van, great cond, green, $2000. 604-530-3931, 604-866-3931

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

Roofing

2005 NISSAN Sentra sedan loaded auto 69,000k 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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

8250

2001 NISSAN Altima 4 dr Auto tan $4800 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com DL #30332

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

9155

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567

Sports & Imports

2005 FORD Focus 4dr auto 117,000k red $5950 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com D#30332

604-562-5934

PRP RENOVATIONS

2002 FORD Escape 4x4 Auto Red $5950 604-466-6007

www.mjautowholesale.com #30332

9160

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

604-724-3832

8200

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

8087

Seniors Discount

Call Now: 780-6510

www.Stonebridgeom.com

778-840-2421

FREE ESTIMATES

604-708-8850

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

778-840-2421

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

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

8080

1 to 3 Men

PAINTING LTD.

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

8075

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Century Hardwood Floors

8073

HOME SERVICES

COQ. 2 BR bsmt, laundry, parking. Nr shops/trans. $750 + 1/2 utils. N/S, Pet ok. 604-931-7432

HOME SERVICES Alarm/Security

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1999 NISSAN Pathfinder 4x4 auto 130,000k $6950 604-466-6007 mjautowholesale.com DL #30332

2001 FORD F150 quad Cab 4x4 Tan $9995 604-466-6007 www.mjautowholesale.com #30332

1999 HONDA Odyssey LX -Gray $5500. 604-466-6007 www.mjautowholesale.com #30332

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2006 WILDWOOD Trailer 25’ 10' w/ hitch, sleeps 6, 2 dr, full bath, kitchen, and walk about queen size bed. Plenty of storage.Asking $12,500. Call 604-322-3207 2008 SPORTSMEN 5th wheel 28', dual slides all equip’d, spotless. $21,900 obo. 604-230-2728

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, A/C, lrg slide. Excellent condition! 604-996-8065


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stoves and inserts help you deal with disasters and save you money

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15% OFF SALE for details contact 604.467.2200 www.warmhearth.ca 11834 226th St. Maple Ridge

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