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The Liberals say their budget demonstrates discipline and a pledge to balance the books, while the NDP say it’s much ado about nothing. That’s been the reaction among the three Tri-Cities MLAs, who each put their own spin on this week’s provincial budget announcement. Tuesday’s budget included a promise to balance the province’s books by 2013-14, while new spending was limited to a few areas: education, social services and health — which saw an overall increase of $1.5 billion in operating funds over three years. “It’s a particularly disappointing budget when it comes to health care because the reality is that it is an unrealistic budget,” said Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth. “It fails to deal with seniors’ issues, the challenges in home care and it is going to result in more hallway medicine in places like Eagle Ridge Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital and Surrey Memorial.” Education’s “block funding” remained unchanged at $4.7 million per year, and $165 million has been earmarked to deal with issues of class composition. The budget also commits $237 million to the justice system, $144 million to Community Living B.C. and $294 million toward income assistance. “I thought it was anticlimactic and in that sense, it was disappointing,” said  CONT. ON PAGE 6, see MLA.

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Georgia Isaak, left, and Kassidy Kask say job action on the part of teachers is causing some students to lose their motivation to succeed.

Students ready for dispute to end Moody Middle Grade 8s say they’re missing out on some special end-of-year events Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com

It’s been a really long time. That’s how two middle school students feel about the ongoing teachers’ job action that has overshadowed their school year. Moody Middle students Georgia Isaak and Kassidy Kask say they’re happy with their teachers and their school. But the 13-year-olds are less enthusiastic about how the job action is impacting their Grade 8 grad activities. Unlike previous years, this year’s Grade 8 students won’t get to participate in long-anticipated special events.

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“There’s usually a three-day camp at the end of the year, and we’re missing out on that,” Kassidy said. And that’s not all, Georgia added. “Also we’re supposed to do a winter activity day, but we didn’t get to do that either,” she said. As well, they usually have a formal evening dance to celebrate their Grade 8 graduation, which will be different this year. “We have to do that in the daytime,” Kassidy said. “My sister got grad last year. I went to her grad and it looked really exciting. We’re disappointed that we don’t get that this year.” As an honour roll student, Georgia is also frustrated that report cards don’t show their marks this year.

“It’s better to know what our grades are and what we need to improve on, but we don’t really get that. They tell us stuff, but it’s not really written down in our actual report cards,” Georgia said. “Also we don’t know who got on the honour roll or got awards of excellence. If you were hoping to get on the honour roll, you don’t really know.” The result, she said, is that some students have become less motivated. “People are saying, ‘Oh, I don’t really care if I do good on the test because no one’s going to know. It’s not on the report cards,’” Georgia said. “We’re not learning as much. We’re not working as hard … There’s no actual report cards that we’re  CONTINUED ON PAGE 6, see PROVINCE PLANNING.

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Teachers speak out about job action Teachers’ association president says they’re fighting for teaching, learning conditions Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Why are Coquitlam teachers committed to job action? Coquitlam Teachers’ Association (CTA) president Teresa Grandinetti outlined their reasons at this week’s school board meeting. “It’s definitely not to get out of writing report cards,” Grandinetti said Tuesday. “As a colleague of mine wrote to me just today, he said he’s done more reporting since September than he has ever done in any of his other previous years of teaching.”

Tri-Cities teachers want to negotiate a collective agreement because of teaching and learning conditions in local schools, she said. “The realities of teaching and learning in Coquitlam classrooms is that there are more vulnerable students and more students with special needs in classrooms today than there were 10 years ago,” Grandinetti said. “The reality for teachers in Coquitlam is that the elimination of local limits to special needs student numbers and the language that protected specialist teacher ratios, it has become more difficult to ensure the type of quality of learning that teachers strive to accomplish each and

every day.” Grandinetti also specified what teachers are bargaining for in the current round of negotiations. “Teachers want class size and composition language and reinstatement of specialist teachers’ ratios. They want additional prep time to allow for planning so that quality teaching and learning can continue to occur,” she said. “They want improvements to benefits plans that have not changed in large part for close to 20 years. They want a process to address local problems, such as post refill for temporary positions and improvement for adult educators.

“And lastly, like many of our counterparts in the public and private system that have already concluded their negotiations, teachers want a salary increase.” They’d also like the school board to support their request that the education minister appoint an independent mediator in the contract negotiations. “The board can rest assured that the students of Coquitlam receive the best education that Coquitlam teachers can deliver and will continue to do so because CTA members are conscientious,” Grandinetti said. “They’re … professionals who would never do anything less.” twitter.com/jennifermcfee

Class sizes having an impact, board hears Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Smaller classes are the tool local shop teachers need to teach trades and technology to Tri-Cities students. A group of tech-ed teachers presented their predicament to the school board as part of budget talks Tuesday night. Middle school shop teacher Ken Christensen said increased class sizes have a direct effect on his program. “I have watched class sizes creep up slowly to approximately 30 per class and I had to diminish the complexity of projects undertaken in order to man-

age the site and circumstances safely,” Christensen said. “This has directly reduced the breadth and scope of learning opportunities for children in my charge. I could do so much more, introduce so much more variety, invest in them so many more skills that would shape the entire course of their lives if I just had a few less kids in every class. “I ask you to support staffing ratios to allow shop classes in middle school to not exceed 24 students.” Meanwhile, Mike Roest said best practices for secondary schools is to limit shop classes to 20 students. The Heritage Woods woodshop teacher said he had one class last semester with 26 students. “I enjoy the students in my class immensely but

felt that I was doing them a disservice as I could not deliver the one-to-one time that they deserved. In fact, I was happy when told that students would be missing class for sports tournaments etc. as this would free up my time to help out the rest of my students in my class, as well as provide a one-to-one opportunity to help those who were away catch up,” Roest said. “With 26 students, the shop was crowded. Students had to wait to ask me questions or use tools. Unlike most other classes, if a student has a question, a lot of time the only person who can answer it is me. Students require my individual attention to make sure that they are using the tools  CONTINUED ON PAGE 7, see TEACHERS CONCERNED.

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because so many collisions are preventable and so many of these tragedies are avoidable if people would just follow the rules of the road and look out for each other. I’m asking everyone to use some common sense and take some simple precautions to keep themselves and their families safe on our roads.” Wilcott urges all road users to turn off cellphones, turn down music and pay attention to their surroundings. As well, they can set a good example for kids by learning and following the rules of the road. Drivers need to be aware of pedestrians who appear indecisive or inattentive and be aware of vehicles stopped in the next lane who may be yielding for a pedestrian. In addition, they should watch out for pedestrians when backing up vehicles and always be alert for pedestrians, especially at crosswalks and intersections. Pedestrians should make eye contact with drivers to ensure they are seen before crossing the street. They should also use marked crosswalks, obey pedestrian traffic signs, and wear brightcoloured clothing or carry reflective items, especially at night. RCMP recommend that pedestrians look both ways

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ing closely with our commun- work. They like to come back and see it,” Chung said. ity in yet another initiative, “And other taggers, when and that is anti-graffiti tagthey see there’s a tag there, ging on the schools. When we they also like to tag around it have a welcoming environto tell each other that they are ment, it’s just a better place there and to show off the way for kids to be.” they vandalize properties.” Cpl. Jamie Chung said the Anyone who spots a graffiti RCMP will work with anyone tagger in the act of vandalwho has been a victim of grafism is asked to contact the fiti vandals. Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945“We know it makes people 1550. feel unsafe when they see this kind of stuff in their backyard Three or in their surpedestrians roundings or on hit Tuesday the street,” Chung Jennifer McFee told The NOW. Coquitlam “It is definitely RCMP are urging an issue that we extra caution on want to be involved in.” local roads after a recent spike However, this type of in collisions with pedestrians investigation involves a lot of — including three within a resources, he added. 30-minute span on Tuesday. “It is almost like a handThe first incident occurred writing comparison because at 3:12 p.m. at the Oxford every tagger has their own Connector in Port Coquitlam, unique style,” he said. where a 71-year-old pedes“We need a specialist who trian was hit, resulting in has been going through a lot minor cuts. He was taken to of training and has many, hospital for treatment. Both many hours a day to spare to the driver and pedestrian face compare picture after picture a Motor Vehicle Act charge. — sometimes up to hundreds Then at 3:26 p.m., a of pictures — in order to link 15-year-old girl was hit at a series of particular graffiti to Shaughnessy Street and a vandal.” Fraser Avenue, resulting in The RCMP is working on a bumps and bruises to her graffiti portfolio to document arms and legs. The driver is and group graffiti tags. facing a Motor Vehicle Act “When we are able to link charge. one particular person, then we Shortly after, at 3:42 p.m., can use that one to compare a 75-year-old man was struck to our database,” he said. at Shaughnessy Street and “It is resource-heavy McAllister Avenue. He suffered because we have to do it so head injuries, but was able to well that we have to be able to walk and talk. He appeared prove it beyond a reasonable alert at the scene when examdoubt in court.” ined by paramedics. This One good way to deter grafpedestrian received a Motor fiti is to paint over it as soon Vehicle Act charge. as possible, he added. “Grey, rainy weather and “Most of the time, if you short days make winter a repaint it often enough and higher-risk season for any soon enough after, chances road user, but it’s been espeare they’ll stop coming back cially bad recently and we’re here to vandalize a wall. They not sure exactly why,” said may move on to somewhere Claude Wilcott, officer in else where people don’t charge of Coquitlam RCMP. repaint as much because “It’s frustrating for our taggers love to admire their responders and investigators

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The Coquitlam RCMP is the force to stamp out bullying. Local Mounties will be at Porter Street Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 29 to help in a Pink Shirt Day initiative. Last year, Porter Street student Josh Eisner led a Pink Shirt Day project at his school. All the students painted wooden T-shirts pink and hung them along the school fence to raise awareness about bullying. However, over Christmas holidays, vandals tore down the wooden T-shirts. Eisner asked the community to join him in putting the T-shirts back on the school fence, and Coquitlam RCMP stepped up to support Eisner’s cause. Anyone else who would like to help can meet outside the front door of the Coquitlam school at 728 Porter St. on Feb. 29 at 9:05 a.m. Participants are asked to bring two pairs of pliers and work gloves to safely work with the wire. As well, participants are asked to park on the street near the school rather than in the staff parking lot. For more information, email coquitlam_media@rcmpgrc.gc.ca.

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Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Diane Thorne. “It didn’t really announce anything. It’s like a pre-election budget that I would have expected maybe next year.” Thorne was particularly aggrieved by the Liberal plan to sell off “surplus properties,” a move that is expected to generate about $700 million. The trouble is, a list of those government-owned properties hasn’t been released in full, Thorne said. “I would like to have not seen that we’re going to be selling those assets and those properties. These assets belong to the people of British Columbia. They don’t belong to the Liberal government,” Thorne said. “You have no idea what you’re selling off. This is land that may be needed by the next generation. This is terrible and one of the worst things in the budget,

in my opinion.” Coquitlam-Burke Mountain MLA Douglas Horne said his government’s budget will ensure that B.C.’s economy remains viable in light of markets crashing across the globe. “If you take a look around the world at countries like Greece and others, it doesn’t take anyone too much to understand that globally, we’re in a very difficult economic time,” he said. “One of the reasons why Greece and others are in the position that they’re in is that they’ve spent more than they have. We can’t do that and so we need to make choices, and that’s what we’ve done.” Horne also defended the manner in which his party distributed the funds, taking aim at NDP calls for more government spending. “The fact of the matter is if you want to spend more money, you have to do one of two

things: you either pass that cost on to future generations or you increase taxes. You can’t have it another way.” Horne did acknowledge a few rate hikes: the one-per-cent corporate tax increase slated for 2014, increased tobacco taxes and a four-per-cent raise in Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums. To illustrate his point, he compared taxation levels for someone earning $18,000 annually both in 2001 and in today’s economic climate. “That person paid $405 in provincial income taxes in 2001. That person now pays no provincial income taxes. And that person who paid $762 in MSP premiums in 2001 now pays $0 in MSP premiums,” he said. “Yes, we’ve increased MSP premiums, but there’s a lot of people who are no longer paying MSP premiums.” — with files from The Province

NDP leader Adrian Dix joins Joe Trasolini for critique of Tuesday’s provincial budget

training to stimulate employment and job growth.” jmcfee@thenownews.com Trasolini, the BC NDP candidate for Port Moody-Coquitlam, urged advanced education minister Naomi Yamamoto to press for BC NDP leader Adrian Dix was back in changes at the cabinet table. Port Moody this week alongside byelection “I am knocking on doors candidate Joe Trasolini to every day in Port Moody. I respond to the provincial am encountering too many budget announcement. young people, and their In particular, Dix called parents, who are feeling for revisions to prioritize the burden of tuition fee skills training and post secincreases that have escalondary education in B.C. ated over the decade of “Without a skilled labour BC Liberal government,” force, B.C.’s economic comTrasolini said. petitiveness and growth in “They are either hesitatthe near and long term is at serious risk,” Dix said. Joe Trasolini, left, is run- ing from pursuing advanced education, or assuming debt “However, the premier at a time in their lives when and her finance minister are ning for MLA in Port they can least afford it. In choosing to spend $15 mil- Moody-Coquitlam. many cases, the growing lion on advertising Christy debt causes students to prolong, disrupt or Clark’s jobs plan, rather than investing abandon their studies.” those monies in post-secondary and skills

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getting, so it’s not as motivating. So why bother if we’re not getting the report cards this year?” Both girls are hoping the job action will end as soon as possible. Georgia said

her friends at other schools feel the same way. “I hope it ends before Term 3,” Georgia said. “I feel like it’s negatively affecting the students.” Thursday, Education Minister George Abbott said ministry staff will work on

legislation this weekend to end the labour dispute — after a fact finder appointed by the government determined there is no hope of the dispute being settled. — with a file from the Vancouver Sun twitter.com/jennifermcfee

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PoCo ranked No. 2 Lockdown at Riverside in cybercrime survey John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com A recent survey that pegged Port Coquitlam as the second most dangerous place in Canada for cybercrime has police reminding the public to take precautionary measures when surfing in cyberspace. The study was released earlier this week by the software security company Norton, which partnered up with real estate firm Sperling’s BestPlaces. The research combined a look at actual cybercrime activity, both successful and failed attacks, while also considering risk factors like the prevalence of computers and smartphones, social networking and unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots Taking those factors into account, Port Coquitlam ranked second only to Burlington, Ont. PoCo topped many of the categories considered to contribute to its cybercrime risk level and had a high rate of social networking. Coquitlam also made the top 50 list in the 37th spot.

“I was a little surprised,” said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung. “A lot of people don’t remember this type of crime as often. It’s not like somebody who gets punched in the face or a car getting broken into. Sometimes if you have your identity stolen, or even notice things like a mysterious charge on your PayPal account, you wouldn’t necessarily call your local police. But with things like that, we need people to report them to us so we can account for them. The risky city ratings don’t necessarily mean those cities have high rates of computer infections or viruses. In fact Norton and Sperling’s suggest that the fact high risk cities aren’t necessarily the ones with the highest infection rates indicates consumers are taking security precautions to safeguard their computers and mobile devices. As for safeguarding tips, Chung recommends a series of precautionary steps: • Change your passwords frequently. • When browsing using WiFi in coffee shops, make sure

to ask a store employee for the proper network name and password. • Ensure that you have all of the latest spyware and antivirus software installed on your computer. • Refrain from doing any online banking or working with any other sensitive information from a Wi-Fi hot spot. • Do not even click on money offers or other e-mails that are supposedly coming from banks. Delete them immediately. “I think a lot of people call the service providers instead of calling the police. Maybe some of them don’t see this as a crime in the traditional sense,” Chung said. “But by all means, report any kind of suspicious activities on your accounts. Even if you think it may be very, very minor, we need people to report them to us so we can account for them. That way, if we have enough people reporting to us, we can see if there’s a pattern. Then we can form some kind of strategy to counter it.” — With files from the Vancouver Sun

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safely or if they’re hesitant on their next procedure on their project.” Roest said that it pains him as a professional to know that he is limited in the curriculum he can deliver because of class size and composition. Bree-Anna Weir agreed. As an automotive teacher at Riverside Secondary, Weir said budget constraints are another concern. “Along with the growing class sizes, we have seen annual budget reductions, which only further exacerbate the situation as we simply do not have the funds to buy additional materials and equipment to accommodate another group

Riverside Secondary was locked down for about an hour Thursday afternoon for an incident involving a student from another school district. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said he couldn’t disclose much information because of the age of the people involved in the situation at the Port Coquitlam school. However, he said the lockdown was triggered by something the student from another district said to a Riverside student. “It was serious enough to warrant the degree of police response,” Chung said. “In the end, I’m glad that nobody was hurt and it ended without incident and it didn’t take a long time to end.” The student from another district was taken into police custody for investigation. “It is for investigation of something serious that we feel may be a danger to the public if we didn’t take such a measure,” Chung said, adding that, “We take this type of incident very seriously and that’s why we err on the side of caution

and have a lockdown at the school to protect the safety of the student,” he said. As students Tweeted about the lockdown, parents called the school to find out what

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Pesticides require precautions Re: “Coquitlam endorses pesticide ban bylaw,” Wednesday, Feb. 22. Councillor O’Neill grossly distorts the precautionary principle and disingenuously ignores the huge body of scientific knowledge of cosmetic pesticides. The precautionary principle guides us to avoid chemicals that are known to be dangerous without waiting for overwhelming proof that they sicken people and pets in our own city, or in our yards. To The The toxicity of these chemicals is known in minute detail; as a former Environment Canada toxicologist, I have produced some of the literature myself. While modern pesticides are not as toxic or persistent as older banned ones, they are still toxic or they would not work. Used as directed, they still kill beneficial, non-target organisms, such as earthworms. The Health Canada approvals only apply when

used as prescribed, but many people use too much, or too often, or to kill plants or animals not prescribed on the labels. Pesticides can drift into a neighbour’s yard, or be tracked into the house by pets and people. Some people and pets are more sensitive than average, and can become sick even when a pesticide is used as directed. There are cheap and easy alternatives, Editor such as a weed puller for dandelions and non-pesticide treatments for fungus on the roses or weevils on the rhododendrons. We should keep cosmetic chemicals out of our city because we don’t need them for healthy yards and gardens and because however benign they are, they still kill. Lee Harding, PhD Coquitlam

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he budget presented by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon in the legislature Tuesday afternoon suggests the Liberals have no immediate plans to act on — as opposed to study — recommendations made by the B.C. Ombudsperson to address deficiencies in the care of our frailer seniors. The Seniors Care Action Plan released by the government last week is long on good intentions. Some of them, those not requiring a lot of money to implement, will likely happen and create improvements in the areas of training and information access. But there is a clear and growing need to address the issue of residential care beds. The number of B.C. seniors has grown by 20 per cent in the last 10 years and will continue to grow. Like virtually every community in the province, the Tri-Cities is facing the pressures of an aging demographic. Over the next 15 years, the number of British Columbians with dementia is expected to increase by 47 per cent. Meanwhile, wait lists for residential beds have already lengthened, in some cases further compromising the health of those waiting. On Vancouver Island the average wait for a residential bed is now three months. The problems created by this situation ripple outwards across the health-care system. Frail seniors put a strain on the B.C. Ambulance Service, emergency wards and hospital care options — where acute-care beds are often filled by seniors who could or should be in care homes. Helping seniors to live at home longer is part of a solution, but the $1,000 tax credit for home renovations announced Tuesday can only be considered a start. Appointing the seniors’ advocate recommended by the Ombudsperson could be the impetus for creative solutions to a growing problem.

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Ignorance isn’t bliss for Gen Entitled

apartment. irst there were the baby boomers and A boyfriend was furious because his girlfriend Generation X; now there is the generation of found out he was cheating and dumped entitlement. her milkshake on his head. He was Our parents and grandparents have captain of the football team and had a experienced either the Depression or war. scholarship to NYU. The current youth in North America have Clearly, their lives do not stink. They lived a blessed life. may have a cold coffee or a jerk teacher I’m not just talking about being rich or a girlfriend who wants to break up, and having the latest iPhone 5. I’m talkbut they are fortunate to be able to live ing about living in a country with a stable a life of luxury. economy and peaceful populace. I’m not at all implying that money is A country where you can express your My Generation in fact the key to happiness. We expect opinion and practise religion without Claudia Malinowski much from others but give little in being slaughtered. A country where girls return. can get an education instead of being If we counted all the times we say the trafficked. word “I,” we would be shocked. The “me” mentality Ignorance is bliss? has to fade. Say goodbye to the old selfish world. As soon as a big tragedy happens, no one really Living immersed in yourself, leaves you lonely. pays attention to it until it explodes in the media. Our generation needs to open up to others with Many of us join the bandwagon and become concompassion. cerned… for a week. As hard as it is to believe, doing community serOnce that week is over, crying children are forgotvice or helping those less fortunate does deliver a ten and help stops coming. We need to live our own sense of well-being. lives. We have our own problems to deal with. If you think volunteering is not for you, I recomAn eighteen-year-old boy complained to his friend mend you try it out; you may be surprised. I know I that his life stinks because his coffee is cold. Later was. on, he drove away in a yellow Mustang. At first I could never see myself making a differA teenage girl cried to her girlfriends about her ence; I hardly seemed like the type. But, once I tried teacher who made her redesign her entire presentait out, I grew to love it. tion. She was having a sleepover in her Manhattan

There are many ways to contribute — food banks, clothing drives, donations, adopt a-child programs, fundraisers: the list goes on. Big things do make a difference, but remember that even inviting a lonely classmate to eat lunch with you could change someone’s life. We need to open our eyes a little to the world. There is a hell on earth that exists in Africa and the countries touched by tyranny and war. People hear their stomachs rumbling as they lay covered by a single sheet of cloth, their bones almost piercing their skinny bodies. While young adults live their own little high school lives, they are being sheltered from the horrible tragedies outside our cities, out past the vast oceans. And yes, I said young adults, because in a couple of years we will be the adults. In a decade, we will be in charge of running this world and we can choose to make it a better place, or to send it further into a spiralling downfall. There was Generation X. There were the baby boomers. What will our generation be known for?

Claudia Malinowski is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary.


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Take food off Colony Farm table I have read over the Colony Farm Regional Park Draft and I encourage everyone else too — download a copy at www.metrovancouver. org/services/parks-lscr/Pages/planning.aspx. I hope the Coquitlam council rejects this proposal soundly. We don’t need an Academy for Sustainable Food Production at Colony Farm. People who want to study food systems, farming research or commercial agriculture should speak to the fine folks at the University of the Fraser Valley. They have knowledge, skills and courses as well as business contacts for graduates. Why reinvent the wheel in a suburban area? Do Metro Parks and city council have tax dollars to get into the food production business? Users of the Colony Farm have been waiting for the sheep paddock trail to be repaired and bathrooms for a long time. Let’s start small and fix these needed items before we start farming our limited park and wildlife spaces. Kathy Leko Port Moody

Thanks to PCMHA Our family would like to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to the Port Coquitlam Minor Hockey

Association and the community of Port Coquitlam for the proceeds raised from The Hockey Night In PoCo. We are so very grateful to know that the hockey community of Port Coquitlam is standing behind one of their goalies, our son Marko, as he begins his toughest game yet, battling bone cancer. We as a family are so proud and thankful to be members of PoCo Minor Hockey Association and to live To The in such a wonderful community. We thank you forever. You can follow Marko’s journey at http:// www.caringbridge.org/visit/markomarconato. The Marconato Family Port Coquitlam

new occupations and employment opportunities” that have emerged because of technological innovation. The fact that smart meters — a technological innovation — have rendered the jobs of COPE 378 meter readers employed by Accenture obsolete does not mean that all technological innovations lead to job loss. If that were the case, technological innovations over the past 200 years alone would have Editor put every person on the planet out of work and that is clearly not the case. David Field Co-spokesperson B.C. Citizens for Green Energy

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Smart meters still equal lost jobs Re: “Meter readers being left behind,” letter to the editor, Wednesday, Feb. 8. Not surprisingly, COPE 378 union vice president Gwenne Farrell’s letter of Feb. 8 attempts to misconstrue what I said about smart meters and technological innovation in my letter of Feb 3. Contrary to the spin Ms. Farrell is attempting to place on my words, job loss is not “a necessary outcome of technological innovation.” In fact, as I stated quite clearly in my letter, “there is no shortage of

Ring the curtain down on the Senate Prime Minister Harper recently announced in Davos, Switzerland, that he is thinking about changing pension eligibility requirements. This bombshell was dropped in an attempt to show his fiscal responsibility. However, he could have dropped the bombshell closer to home, without targeting our seniors — with the Canadian Senate the bull’s-eye. Now, you might agree that there is a lot of bull there, but the place, in my view, lacks the bull’s-eye. The Prime Minister’s political

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point could have been better made if he had stated that he would save Canadians the cost of 105 expensive hogs feeding in a red-carpeted trough, without the slightest tendency to contribute anything to our great country. Last year when his government did not have a majority of senators, he threatened to abolish them. Now, with a Conservative majority in the Senate, it is his opportunity to fulfill his promise. The debate about whether our Senate is worthy has long ago been lost. The only task they were ever delegated to perform, “a sober second look,” does not justify their existence. Let’s drop a few of our own senatorial bombshells, if only to provide some comic relief: the appointment of Mila Mulroney’s hairdresser; the senator who would provide prisoners with a rope noose; the senator who would not leave his home in Mexico. It has long been held that to amend the Indian Act, and to abolish the Senate, it would be necessary to open and amend the Charter. Whether we use the Charter as a political excuse or not, the fact remains that the Senate will only be finally abolished when there is a political will. The Official Opposition is now considering enhancement of its platform to emphasize abolishing the senate. Bull’s-eye! Cliff E. Van Alstyne Port Moody

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Former top cop speaks out about Pickton The “guy in charge” of the RCMP’s Coquitlam detachment from 1998 to 2004 said he wonders “almost daily” how Robert Pickton’s killing spree, unchecked from 1991 to 2002, was allowed to go on for so long. But former RCMP Coquitlam Supt. Ric Hall also told the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry this morning that although he often ponders the disturbing case, he admits “I don’t think I would have done anything differently” as a top manager. “Everybody touched by this probably thinks about it every day ... with this inquiry going on, it resonates with all of us,” said Hall, sounding slightly emotional after his matterof-fact testimony. “I was the guy in charge, ultimately responsible for the Coquitlam detachment ... but when I think about what I could have done differently, I don’t think I would have done anything differently,” said Hall, who retired in 2002 after 40 years as a Mountie. Hall said he was taught to run a detachment by leaving his investigators alone. “I ran the detachment in a way people had showed me to run it, not to stick my nose into investigations. “Don’t micro-manage, be there to help if they run into obstacles.” That approach left Hall standing on the Pickton farm, just down the road from his Coquitlam RCMP detachment, on the morning of Feb. 6, 2002, having just found out that an unrelated firearms search of the Pickton farm had swiftly discovered evidence of the Vancouver missing women. “How did this happen?” Hall said was his gut response at the time. Pickton, who is convicted of killing six women but confessed to killing 49, came to Coquitlam RCMP’s attention in 1998 when solid informants, and even an eyewitness, came

forward. Yet no one arrested Pickton until after the firearms search warrant obtained on Feb. 5, 2002 revealed ample evidence of missing women. The inquiry is also looking into why 1997 attempted-murder charges against Pickton, in connection with the near-fatal stabbing of a Downtown Eastside sex trade worker on his Port Coquitlam farm, were stayed by the Crown in 1998. Hall testified that he didn’t even know about the 1997 stabbing. He also didn’t know that Coquitlam RCMP Sgt. Mike Connor, of his own detachment, worked very hard to get Pickton to trial in 1997. Nor did he know that Connor strongly believed that Pickton could be the serial killer responsible for dozens of women disappearing forever from Vancouver eastside streets. Connor was promoted and taken off the case. “I stood on the Pickton farm on Feb. 6, 2002 wondering how this could have happened,” confessed Hall. “I think about that almost daily, how can we have done this better?” Hall admitted that his investigators did tell him that an eyewitness, Lynn Ellingsen, had told police in the summer of 1999 that she had witnessed Pickton gutting a woman in his barn. “This was someone who saw a woman slaughtered and hanging on a hook, that’s dramatic material to be investigating?” Hall was asked by Commission counsel Art Vertlieb. “Yes,” said Hall, but he agreed with Vertlieb there was “no system of followup” and that when his subordinates told him that Ellingsen had denied her story and refused to take a polygraph, Hall himself pursued it no further. Hall said he had the impression that Coquitlam RCMP Insp. Earl Moulton did not believe Ellingsen and that apart from some

surveillance, the Pickton matter had been dropped. Hall said that he first heard the Pickton name on Jan. 4, 1998, after Coquitlam RCMP and the local fire department had shut down a huge New Year’s Eve party at Piggy’s Palace, a nearby property that Robert Pickton’s brother Dave, nicknamed Piggy, had turned into an after-hours booze can. Hall said he thought the Picktons were “just a couple of rascals who liked to party and bring people out to party.” Hall said he had no idea that the Picktons regularly hosted bikers and sex-trade workers at those parties. Many off-duty police officers in the Lower Mainland also attended those parties, but Hall said he never personally went to the Pickton farm or Piggy’s Palace. Hall agreed with Neil Chantler, the lawyer for 25 families of women whom Pickton is convicted of or suspected of killing on his farm, that he drove by the Pickton farm virtually daily on his way to work. Although Hall agreed with Chantler that he was well aware of the growing Vancouver crisis over dozens of women still going missing from the Downtown Eastside, and that he read the blizzard of media articles, Hall said he didn’t in his own mind link that to Pickton. ‘”Every time I drove by I didn’t go to myself ‘we have a serial killer living here,’” said Hall. Asked by Chantler if the Pickton investigation “wasn’t even on your radar,” Hall responded: “Fair statement.” Hall said he ‘’thought the (Pickton) investigation into a single incident (Ellingsen’s witnessing of a slaughter in progress) had come to an end.” Asked, “Do you wish you had taken further steps” to take a proactive role in finding out whether Pickton was an active serial killer, Hall responded: “Knowing what I now know,

yes.” But Hall stuck to his guns, denying to Chantler that he had a “fairly passive management style.” “I don’t think that’s a fair statement,” said Hall, insisting that he ran a good detachment the way he’d been trained to do so. By the time he finally stood on the Pickton farm on Feb. 6, 2002, said Hall, all of his people “were very busy. They had families, media, they were trying to put up fences and secure the property.” Then the investigation was run by the Joint Missing Women Task Force of Vancouver police and RCMP, headed by former RCMP Inspector Don Adam. Adam’s evidence at the inquiry has been interrupted but he is expected to return. Next week, Commissioner Oppal has announced that the inquiry will move into a “less adversarial approach,” by mounting panel discussions with community and family members, First Nations leaders, researchers and members of the policing community. Speakers will still be under oath and the inquiry also will call more single witnesses before it wraps up formal hearings at the end of April. Next Monday the first panel will be made up of Maggie de Vries, the sister of Pickton murder victim Sarah de Vries; Wayne Leng, the man who put up posters after Sarah went missing in 1999 and still runs a missing women website; as well as activist Jamie Lee Hamilton. Lawyer Jason Gratl, acting for Downtown Eastside groups, stood up at the inquiry just before noon to “urgently” demand VPD files from 2000 when police shut down Hamilton’s Grandma’s House, a resource for sex-trade workers that police considered a brothel. Oppal’s final report is due at the end of June 2012. — Suzanne Fournier, The Province


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The husband-wife illusionist team known as Outerbridge will bring their bag of tricks to Coquitlam tonight. Featuring Ted and Marion Outerbridge, the duo combines dance, theatre and day-to-day life events in their newest show, Outerbridge: The Time Capsule Tour.

Arts in Brief John Kurucz The time capsules themselves figure prominently into the pair’s performances — the two will attempt to guess what kind of objects have been placed in a time capsule currently at Evergreen that will be filled by randomly selected guests on the day of the show. Tickets for Outerbridge: The Time Capsule Tour range in price between $10 and $35 can be purchased at the box office, online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca or by calling 604-927-6555.

Homage based on gospel and jazz

Gospel and jazz music will be the order of the day this weekend, as Dalannah Gail Bowen and The Jacksonaires pay homage to those who came before them. The group will put their spin on the famous jazz and gospel tunes of Mahalia Jackson on Sunday, Feb. 26 as part of the ongoing Sunday Coffee Concert Series at the Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam. Consisting of members Dalannah Gail Bowen, Tom Pickett, Joanie Bye and Linda Kidder, the group will perform well-known Jackson tunes like He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands, In The Upper Room and more. Tickets for the 1:30 p.m. show cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.

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he divas are bringing back the bling along with a side order of glamour. The second rendition of the Tri-Cities Oscar night celebration is slated for this Sunday, Feb. 26 at Coquitlam City Hall, a night that marries philanthropy with Hollywood-style extravaganza. Organized by the “three divas” — Port Moody Coun. Diana Dilworth, Coquitlam Coun. Selina Robinson and local event planner Polly Krier — the Oscar night party will also benefit three local charities: the New View Society, KidSport Tri-Cities and the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. “The uniqueness of this event is that it offers something for everyone,” Dilworth said. “Some people like to show up really early, sit in front of the big screen and watch the red carpet presentation. And there’s even people that come to these events that don’t watch the Oscars. They just come for the uniqueness, the fun and the socialization of the event.” Running from 3:45 to 9 p.m., the celebration will feature swag bags for those in attendance, and those gift packs will include tickets to Coquitlam Adanacs games, coupons and gift cards from local businesses, chocolate treats and assorted beauty products. And like last year, prizes will be awarded to those who correctly predict the evening’s big winners in a random draw. Once the Academy’s official envelopes Submitted photo are opened, local ballots will be drawn in seven catDivas Polly Krier, Selina Robinson and Diana Dilworth are ready to catwalk the red carpet at egories named after some of the more famous past this year’s Tri-Cities Oscar Celebration on Sunday. Tickets for the charity gala are still available. best picture nominees. To that end, the My Fair Lady award — named The Lost Weekend (1945 Oscar winner) prize will The Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation gala, A Taste of for the 1964 Best Picture winner — will go to the go the person who picks the best picture award, the Tri-Cities, Treasures of Christmas and more. person who correctly predicts the best supporting which nets the winner a golf getaway to Predator The best supporting actress award, which takes actress award winner. The Ridge Resort in Kelowna. its moniker from the 1955 2011 Academy nominees for nominated Love Is a Manyprizes include jewellery, salon A new category included this year is the Some Like Best Picture gift cards and other beauty It Hot (1959, not nominated) award, which will go Splendored Thing, is all about products. to the person deemed to be the best dressed as they romance. The winner will The Artist The Champ (1931-32 nomiwalk down the red carpet and into City Hall. receive a hotel package for The Descendants nee) award links to the best Last year’s event raised close to $9,000, which two, tickets to a show and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close actor recipient, with winner went towards the SHARE Society, Crossroads Hospice dinner at the Red Robinson The Help receiving tickets for Vancouver Society and the Society for Community Development. Show Theatre, dance lessons Hugo Canucks, BC Lions, Coquitlam “I would like to at least top last year. We don’t at Coquitlam’s Arthur Murray Midnight in Paris Adanacs and Coquitlam Express have a goal in mind per se, but you’re always pushDance Studio and a bottle of Moneyball games, on top other sports ing to do better. Our goal is to bring the community champagne. The Tree of Life apparel and gear. War Horse together to support these charities,” Robinson said. The best director award The Social Network (2010 Tickets for Sunday’s event cost $65 and can be takes it cue from the 1967 nominee) award goes to the best supporting actor, purchased at the guest services outlet in Coquitlam film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and will see the and will see the prize winner take home two tickets Centre mall, by e-mailing thethreedivas@shaw.ca or three divas prepare a dinner for the winner complete to many of the major gala events in the Tri-Cities: at City Hall on the night of the event. with flowers, food, wine and music.

Music with a Czech mark

Violinist Roger Mangas and pianist Monica Pfau will convene on Place des Arts tonight (Friday) for a faculty concert celebrating all things Czech. The duo will cover off on both well-known and obscure composers, including Bohuslav Martinu, Oskar Nedbal, Leoš Janácek, Jan Foerster, Antonin Dvorák and Josef Suk. A graduate of the University of Indiana, Mangas is also a member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (VSO) and has performed across the country. Like Mangas, Pfau is also a VSO member and has had guest spots on CBC radio and with the National Film Board of Canada and performed throughout Canada, the U.S., Germany and Sweden. Tickets for Friday’s show, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., cost $15 plus HST for adults and $13 plus HST for students and seniors. Place des Arts is located at 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam. See www.placedesarts.ca for more information.

Evergreen engages Expressionist exhibit

Vancouver-based abstract expressionist Bratsa Bonifacho and his exhibit Inside Habitat Pixel will be featured for the better part of the next month at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre. Consisting of 23 paintings, the exhibit includes four years worth of Bonifacho’s work and combines elements of painted symbols, letters, words, abstract languages, colours, shapes and gestures. The exhibit runs from Friday, Feb. 24 to April 7.

String quartet hits classical notes

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The duo of pianist Monica Pfau and violinist Roger Mangas will play music by renowned Czech composers tonight at Place des Arts.

They’ve plied their trade for more than 30 years, playing in locales spanning five continents. On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Penderecki String Quartet will share what makes them tick by performing at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Made up of members Jeremy Bell (violin), Jacob Braun (cello), Jerzy Kaplanek (violin) and Christine Vlajk (viola), the group will weave their way through a repertoire on Sunday that includes works by Beethoven, Palej and Dubussy. Tickets range in price between $10 and $30 and can be purchased by calling 604-927-6555 or online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Academy presents Coppelia

Port Coquitlam’s Natasha Barrow heads up the list of Tri-Cites performers involved in this weekend’s Douglas Ballet Academy production of the ballet Coppelia. Barrow is cast in the role of Spanish Big Doll in the ballet, which runs this Saturday and Sunday at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre. Coppelia is a sentimental comic ballet about a mysterious and faintly diabolical inventor Doctor Coppelius, who has created a life-size dancing doll. The show will also include fellow Tri-Cities natives Kristina and Sarah Badley, Morgan Bringeland-Powell, Tessa Browning, Julianna Douglas, Angela Ho, Karson Yee and Grant Vlahovic. Coppelia runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling either 604-420-0204 or 604931-2008.


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BALLERINA AND A QUARTET: Port Coquitlam’s Natasha Barrow, left, will lead a troupe of Tri-Cities performers in this weekend’s Douglas Ballet Academy production of Coppelia at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. Call 604-420-0204 or 604-931-2008 for tickets. Above, the Penderecki String Quartet will fill Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre with the sounds of Beethoven, Palej and Dubussy on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased by calling 604-927-6555 or online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Inlet to showcase local talking talent

The “wow” factor will be on display next week at the 5th Annual Wow Extravaganza at the Port Moody Inlet Theatre. The event will showcase amazing speaking talent at 7 p.m. on March 2 including Toastmaster (District 21) B.C. Humorous speaking champion Ken Barr, Optimist Club Gold Medalist and 15-year-old speaking champion Athira Narayanan, magician Jay Olson and singer Michaela Slinger.

Also taking the stage will be Chapter 11 — a harmony duet similar to Simon and Garfunkel — while Team 1040 BC Lions colour commentator Giulio Caravatta will be interviewed by master of ceremonies Ron Grender. Representatives of local Rotary, Lions, Eagles, Optimists and Toastmaster clubs will also grace the platform to be interviewed by Grender.

This event is hosted by the Wow Community Leadership Society, an organization that focuses on enhancing communication and leadership in the community. Cost for the event is $10, which includes snacks and beverages along with the entertainment. For tickets or more information contact Gene Vickers 604 230-8030 or genevickers@ hotmail.com.

Evergreen presents operatic Hansel and Gretel Do you know your Grimm Brothers’ fables? The Vancouver Opera in Schools is bringing the Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic opera version of Hansel and Gretel to the Evergreen Cultural Centre on Mar. 4 for a special afternoon performance. The VOIS breathes new life into this classic fairy tale in a darkly fantastical, fast-paced and enchanting production aimed at young people. Four talented and energetic young opera

singers will unveil the story of two siblings lost in the woods. The 60-minute presentation all unravels with strong piano sounds, a Gothically gorgeous set and dramatic costumes. The performances are in English. The VOIS is the largest touring program of its kind in Canada. Tickets are $10 to $18 for the 2 p.m. show, and can be purchased at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca..

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Sustainability should extend s we grow more and to animal welfare and fair livmore concerned lately regarding environmental ing wages to farmers and farm workers. Many species of aniissues, questions arise regardmals can become ing the nature of extinct from sustainable wines natural habitat and wineries. being overtaken Sustainable by vine growth in vineyard farmvineyards. ing is defined as Many Okanagan ensuring future wineries use nongenerations can invasive methods benefit from agriWine Sense to remove snakes, cultural outputs deer and bats such as good John Gerum from harming wine. their vineyards. Long-term surEnsuring workers receive vival for the planet is key to enough money to sustain and this concept. feed future generations is also This means we should deman important part of sustainonstrate stewardship in our ability. winemaking practices in three Carbon emissions can also distinct areas. be decreased by using lighter The first area is to preserve bottles to transport wine or the quality of soil, air, and using boxes instead of bottles. water by lessening the use of Using recyclable labels, bottles pesticides and artificial fertiland natural inks also help in izers. Use of compost materisustainability. als and manure is encouraged I recently had the opportuand water usage carefully nity to sample the following monitored. wines, which all hail from Tractors that use biofuels wineries that practise sustaininstead of diesel lead to less ability. carbon emission,s and green One wine from the Clare building design such as geoValley in Australia that I thermal energy and natural enjoyed was the Wakefield grass roofing decrease hydro Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, requirements and decrease 2009. carbon rates.

It is medium bodied, showing blackberry and slight minty aromas with hints of tobacco, cedar dark chocolate and spice. The tannins were finely balanced with the rest of the wine. Here in B.C., Okanagan wineries have become more and more environmentally conscientious and the sustainable principles of Tantulus Vineyards near Kelowna stand out as soon as you arrive at the green designed winery. Their 2010 Riesling is

farmed from 20-year-old vines and highlights pear, apple, and lemon lime characteristics. It is slightly off-dry and has a crisp dry finish with a touch of minerality. Sonoma Valley in California is home to Rodney Strong, one of the largest quality producers of wine in the state. The green practices in their vineyards have resulted in a Merlot that is full of rich plum, toast, vanilla and dried herbs nuances. It has a soft palate and shows good con-

Local libraries ready to solve Internet maze with Just Ask!

It’s tempting to think that the Internet has the answer to everything these days. There’s no question that the volume of information out there can provide solutions to almost any question, from restaurant reviews to homework help. The trick is not just finding an answer, but finding the right answer. Seventeen libraries in the Lower Mainland — including Port Moody and Coquitlam public libraries —are offering a new chat reference service called Just Ask! that enables patrons to connect directly to trained professionals who will help them find answers to any question, no matter how obscure. Librarians staffing the service, which launched this fall, have already answered questions ranging from homework help to how to start a small business. Just Ask! is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday by accessing http://library.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=115 or http://ca.refchatter.net/chat/ interlink-main@chat.ca.refchatter.net. For more information, call 604-469-4577 or 604-937-4148.

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we should be taking, so supporting wineries that practise sustainability will assist in ensuring the future of the wine industry and the planet. Our upcoming generations will then be able to enjoy the fruits of our labour.

• John Gerum is a wine instructor, writer and consultant with West Coast Wine Education. For information on upcoming wine tastings, workshops, classes and clubs please visit www.wcwed.com


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Port Coquitlam shines light on bullying with action, activities can attend either dinner for $2. The Wilson Centre dinner is also open to its members (adults age 55 and up) for $4.50 The webpage at www.

portcoquitlam.ca/stopbullying features information about the 2012 events as well as links to help raise awareness about and prevent bullying behaviour. Local youth, adults and chil-

Bullying is defined as a power relationship carried on by one individual or group towards another person, and can include rumours, threats and hurtful words in addition

dren are encouraged to wear something pink on Feb. 29 to raise awareness about bullying, which occurs in schools, workplaces, homes and on the Internet.

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The Coquitlam Public Library’s Poirier Branch offers a presentation on “The Healthy Brain and Memory Loss” on Monday, Feb. 27. The public is invited to hear Dorothy Leclair, support and education coordinator from the North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre, who will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Leclair will discuss ways to reduce your risk factors for developing brain disease, how to keep your brain healthy, when to be concerned about memory loss and what services are provided by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. This free program will take place in the library’s Nancy Bennett Room, but attendees must register. To register, call 604-937-4155. The library is located at 575 Poirier St. in Coquitlam.

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Port Coquitlam is once again putting the spotlight on bullying in February, with morning and evening events on Feb. 29 and awareness activities throughout the month. This is the city’s fifth year taking part in the national anti-bullying movement that started in 2007 after students in Nova Scotia rallied around a boy who was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. B.C. Stop Bullying Day is Feb. 29 this year. “I was chatting with a mom the other day whose 11-yearold quit rep hockey because he was being bullied by other parents,” Mayor Greg Moore said. “This incident is a reminder that bullying happens in all aspects of our life — at school, at work, in sports and when we’re volunteering. It can be anywhere, and it’s important to remind people that bullying hurts and is not acceptable.” Port Coquitlam city council will proclaim Feb. 29 as Stop Bullying Day at its Feb. 27 meeting, and the city’s youth services is coordinating various activities designed to raise awareness about bullying. It starts early on Feb. 29 at 7-9 a.m. at the Hyde Away Youth Centre (at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier St.), where local youth will gather for pink-themed breakfast snacks, educational and thought-provoking activities, slam poetry by Terry Fox Secondary student Jacob Gebrewold and music by the Faceplants, a local youth band. Resources and self-help information will also be available. In the evening, special youth dinners will be held at the Wilson Centre (5:30 p.m., 2150 Wilson Ave) and Hyde Away (6 p.m.). Both dinners will feature pink desserts along with fun and thought-provoking activities, and all in attendance are expected to wear pink. Youth


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I can remember the days his morning when I visitwhen my friends and I talked ed Facebook, I saw a post about our young children, from a parent praising her children’s parent participa- sharing stories about toilet training, first days of school tion preschool. and birthday parties. That was I was thrilled. Not only was more than 30 I about to write a years ago. column about preNow we talk schools, I wanted about weddings, to focus on the grandchildren parent participaand our children’s tion preschool careers; different movement. I am a stories, but the huge fan. My children attended, and Modern Parenting same friends. I met many of my I know your chilKathy Lynn current friends dren would love while my children these schools. were in preschool, There are 34 a parent participation prepreschools that are members school to be exact. of the parent participation Busy parents often find the preschool teachers’ association concept of participating in in the province, so you will be their child’s preschool to be able to find one near you. overwhelming and don’t even When choosing a preschool consider the option. Let me you want to consider location, talk to you about the benefits. cost and a good fit for your Parent participation prechild. Talk to your friends and schools are run by the parents. neighbours who have children in preschool. What is their rec- The 34 schools are mainly located in the Lower Mainland. ommendation? The association has been in When they describe the existence since 1946. school think about your child. In these schools parents are Does the description sound involved in the administralike a good fit? tion of the school; they are There are many choices of with their child at preschool preschools and many offer a great experience for preschool- for a half-day once or twice a month, and also attend ers. I’m a great supporter of parent participation preschools monthly meetings with other parents. because they’re good for both In my experience, parents preschoolers and their parents. who start participating with With our busy schedules, finding other parents to talk to their children at the preschool or daycare level continue to do about our kids can be a chalso throughout elementary and lenge. high school. Research shows When your child is in a parthat parent involvement is a ent participation preschool, major factor in a child’s sucmaking friends who share cess. The children really do your parenting philosophy benefit. is easy. And being connected The preschoolers are with other parents doesn’t engaged in a quality program end when your children start with a qualified teacher. elementary school.

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And the Winners Are. . .

READERS CHOICE

Every year the readers of The NOW select their favourite business in a number of categories. We are pleased to present to you the 2011 Readers Choice Award winners!

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Reader’s Choice

BEST GROCERY STORE

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Thank you Coquitlam & Port Moody! We’re proud to be serving you! Our teams have a unique passion when it comes to customer service and always try to add that little extra. Stop by for a visit - we want to be your destination of choice for grocery shopping and look forward to serving you for years to come!

Proudly serving the Tri-Cities

COQUITLAM 2662 Austin Avenue 604.931.2601 | PORT MOODY 170 Brew Street 604.949.4251

Visit www.thriftyfoods.com


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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are:

Publishers Message Brad Alden, The NOW

The team from Mark’s Autobody

Auto Dealership: FIRST: COQUITLAM CHRYSLER SECOND: Open THIRD:

Road Toyota Westwood Honda

Arts Centre: FIRST: EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE SECOND: Tie:

Place de Arts / Port Moody Arts Centre

Auto Repair/ Body Shop FIRST: MARKS AUTOBODY SECOND: Craftsman

Collision THIRD: T ie: MinuteTune/Boyds

Bank/Credit Union FIRST: Tie: VANCITY/ TD CANADA TRUST SECOND:

RBC

THIRD: BMO

Welcome to the Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. It’s one of the highlights of the year at The NOW and as you may recall, we published ballots and offered a $500 shopping spree at the Coquitlam Centre as an incentive for you, our loyal readers, to cast your votes for The Best in the Tri-Cities in 100 business categories. While our contest does not qualify as a scientific survey, the level of participation does lend credibility to the outcome, as do our strict rules on how we count and qualify the ballots. Each ballot must contain a minimum of 25 votes, only one ballot per person and only original ballots were accepted. All other entries were disqualified.

I want to offer my sincere congratulations to the businesses who received this year’s Readers’ Choice awards. They are most deserving of our recognition as The Best in the Tri-Cities. But don’t just take our word for it; visit as many of the winning businesses listed in this special feature and decide for yourself. The NOW would like to congratulate this year’s winner of the Coquitlam Centre Shopping Spree, Tracey Wong of Port Moody. We want to thank all of you who participated and entered this year’s contest. We look forward to counting your votes next year.

Brad Alden, Publisher

Thanks for Voting us the Top Bike shop for Sales and Service Thoughtfully Chosen Furnishings & Gifts

And the award for best customer goes to YOU!

WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY

Thank-you for voting

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Support our Wheel to Heal, or Ride to Conquer Cancer Team? Go to westwoodcycle.ca to find out how you can support these worthwhile efforts. Although it takes a village..., we believe it takes giving back to make a good community. If you’re not about giving back, what are you about?

Kelly & Glen

3 locations, open 7 days a week, to serve you best

*Our gift wrapping is all ways complementary of course!

NEWPORT VILLAGE • PORT MOODY 268 Newport Drive, Port Moody 604-469-2777 • wishonastar@shaw.ca

3590 Westwood Street in Port Coquitlam 3066 St John’s Street, Port Moody 21626 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge AND 24/7 online at www.westwoodcycle.ca


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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: Bike Shop FIRST: WESTWOOD CYCLE SECOND: Secret THIRD:

Cycles Sportchek

Butcher Shop FIRST: MERIDIAN MEATS

SECOND: The THIRD:

British Butcher Millington Meats

Breakfast FIRST: DE DUTCH IHOP Coras

SECOND: THIRD:

Burger Joint FIRST: WHITE SPOT SECOND: A

First place in Arts Centre: Evergreen Cultural Centre

THIRD: Red

&W Robin

Thank You to our wonderful clients for voting us

Reader’s Choice 1st Place Groomers

in the Tri-Cities 3 years in a row. We will continue to do our very best to keep our doggie friends and their owners as happy as you’ve made us!

Daycare & Grooming

604-945-DDOG (3364) Unit 13 • 1750 McLean Ave. Port Coquitlam

Casual Dining FIRST: Tie MILESTONES /WHITE SPOT SECOND: Browns THIRD: Earls

Continuing Education FIRST: DOUGLAS COLLEGE SECOND: Coquitlam THIRD:

Continuing Ed City of Coquitlam

Coquitlam Express Player FIRST: Tie: ALEX PETAN/& MITCHELL FYFFE

• Daycare • Grooming • Training • Photography • WAGS K-9 Teeth Cleaning • Walks N’ Wags Pet First aid Courses

Grooming Studio

www.dapperdog.ca facebook.com/dapperdogdaycare

604-461-DOGS (3647) 2565 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam

(@ Falcon, next to Bosley’s Pet Foods)


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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: Cellular Retailer FIRST: TELUS

SECOND: Fido

THIRD: Rogers

SECOND: Jakes

Childrens Clothing FIRST: CHILDRENS PLACE SECOND: Gap THIRD: Sears

THIRD: Zellers

Toy Shop

Chinese Food FIRST: WAH WING SECOND: Hons THIRD:

THIRD:

Sams

Crossing

Coffee Bar FIRST: STARBUCKS

SECOND: Tim

Childrens Toys FIRST: TOYS R US SECOND: Village

Cold Beer and Wine FIRST: Tie: JOHN B & FROG AND NIGHTGOWN

Won Tun Woking Dragon

THIRD:

Hortons Waves

Computer Service FIRST: FUTURE SHOP AND BEST BUY TIED SECOND: A-Link

and DC Computer tied

Dance Studio FIRST: Tied: I DANCE & ENCORE

SECOND: Authur

Murray and Mellado tied

Thanks for voting us #1! Thanks for recognizing Rocky Point as one of Port Moody’s premier park destinations. Did you know about the other treasures in our city? From our own “mini-grind” at the Alfred Howe Trail in Westhill park, to connecting with nature at Bert Flinn park, there’s lots to discover. Make your next day at Rocky Point completely green! Instead of driving, use public transit, bike or walk through the forested trails. Bring a handy re-usable water bottle, keep your parks litter-free and make sure recycling goes in the correct container.

Here’s what’s coming up in Port Moody!

Coquitlam Centre Dental

Thank you for choosing us as #1 We look forward to serving you soon! www.pastapolo.com

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BUY ONE GET ONE FREE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE Expires March 29, 2012 • Not valid with other pomotions or offers

2754 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam 604.464.7656


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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: DayCare FIRST: Tie: KILMER DAY CARE & GLENAYRE MONTESSORI

Jay — Manager of the Saint St. Grill

SECOND: Westwood

Thank you for choosing THE BOMBAY as The Best Indian Food in the Tri-Cities LUNCH BUFFET 6 DAYS/WK 99 only $

9

604-944-3872 #205-2748 LOUGHEED HWY. PORT COQUITLAM

IN WESTWOOD CENTRE (NEAR LIQUOR STORE) AT WESTWOOD AND LOUGHEED

WESTWOOD EYE DOCTORS

doctors of optometry 604-464-3843 Dr. Lloyd Mah

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Dr. Cheryl Chen

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info@westwoodeyedocs.com

To All of Our Pa!ents: We are very grateful for this acknowledgement. We pledge to con!nue to work hard to look a"er your vision and eye health needs. Thank You The Team at

WESTWOOD EYE DOCTORS 101-1120 Westwood Street, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 4S4

Montessori

Deli/Sandwhich Shop FIRST: SUBWAY SECOND:

Quiznos

Tie: Inno Bakery and

Dental Clinic FIRST: COQUITLAM CENTRE DENTAL SECOND: Smiles THIRD:

Aargon

Unlimited

Department Store FIRST: THE BAY Sears Zellers

SECOND: THIRD:

Desserts FIRST: DAIRY QUEEN SECOND: Casa THIRD:

del Pane European Bakery

Dollar Store: FIRST: DOLLARS AND CENTS SECOND: Como

THIRD: Lucky

Lake Dollar Store Loonie

Drug Store FIRST: SHOPPERS DRUG MART SECOND: London

Drugs

THIRD: Pharmasave

Electronics/ Home Entertainment FIRST: BEST BUY

SECOND: Future THIRD: Vision

Shop


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And the Winners Are: Employer FIRST: CACTUS CLUB SECOND:

McDonalds Health

THIRD: Fraser

Fast Food FIRST: MCDONALDS

SECOND: Wendys

THIRD: A

&W

Fine Dining FIRST: ST STREET GRILL

SECOND: The Keg

THIRD: Boathouse

Fish and Chips FIRST: C LOVERS

SECOND: Pajos THIRD:

Austin Fish and Chips

Greek Food FIRST: DINAKIS

SECOND: Pallas

Athena THIRD: My Greek Taverna

Fitness/ Health Club FIRST: CLUB 16 TREVOR LINDEN

SECOND: Steve THIRD: Curves

Nash

Floor Covering FIRST: D & J CARPET

SECOND: Home

Depot THIRD: End of the Roll

Florist FIRST: VIVIO

SECOND: TIE

– Safeway & Blooming Buds

Furniture Store FIRST: THE BRICK

SECOND: Ikea

THIRD: Sears

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A Big Thank~You Tri-Cities for voting us #1 Best Place for Ice Cream & Desserts.

Join us THIS SATURDAY!! Feb. 25th

ALL DAY

FOR OUR CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY

1/2 Off Blizzards PORT MOODY LOCATION

3141 St Johns Street Port Moody (604)-461-1411


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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: Garden Centre FIRST: ART KNAPPS

Gymnastics Centre FIRST: CLUB AVIVA

THIRD: Rona

THIRD:

SECOND: Home

Depot

Gift Store FIRST: WISH UPON A STAR SECOND: Rose

Maries THIRD: Art Knapp

Golf Shop/ Instruction FIRST: WESTWOOD PLATEAU SECOND: Golftown THIRD:

SECOND: Safeway THIRD:

SECOND: Remix THIRD:

GreatClips

Hearing Aid Centre FIRST: SEARS

SECOND: Kennedy

Connect

Home Appliances FIRST: SEARS

SECOND: Trail THIRD: Brick

Thank you for choosing 40th Year us as one of the Best Anniversary Music Schools in the Tri-Cities... proudly celebrating 40 years of service to the community

Would like to thank our clients for voting us

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In the Tri City Area

• Private Lessons • Guitars • Drums • Keyboards • Violins • Vocals • Accessories • Teaching Supplies • Gift Items UNTIL MARCH 10th - TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF ALL SALE PRICED ITEMS! • Repairs • Sales • Lessons • Books

COQUITLAM MUSIC LTD. 604-942-9312

SINCE 1972 • Instruments • Accessories • Rentals

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FOR A FREE MARKET EVALUATION CALL TODAY.

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Each office independently owned and operated.

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Hair Salon FIRST: ANGELOS

THIRD:

Eagle Quest

Grocery Store FIRST: THRIFTYS

D& J Carpeting Reader’s Choice in Floor Covering

SECOND: Omega

RE/MAX Sabre Realty

IN BUSINESS SINCE 1962


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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: Home Décor FIRST: HOME SENSE

SECOND: Ikea THIRD: Home

- SS Outfitters - Kevin

Home Improvement FIRST: HOME DEPOT SECOND: Rona THIRD: Poco

Mattéos

Meir

Italian Food FIRST: PASTA POLO

SECOND: Rosas

Boot

Investment/ Financial Planner FIRST: PETITE INSURANCE

Ice Cream FIRST: DAIRY QUEEN

THIRD:

SECOND: Johnston

THIRD: Leaders

THIRD: Golden

Builders

SECOND: Marble

Insurance Agency FIRST: BCAA

SECOND: Investment

Group THIRD: Tie: Scotiabank/Royal Bank / Vancity

Slab

Indian Food FIRST: BOMBAY

Jewelry FIRST: PEOPLES

SECOND: Aroma

SECOND: Michael

THIRD: Namaste

THIRD: Ben

Moss

Staff at The Bombay

Hill

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING US ONE OF THE TOP DANCE STUDIOS

for voting us best lunch, best service, and best employer! www.cactusclubcafe.com

TANGO • FOXTROT • WALTZ • CHA CHA • SALSA • RUMBA • MERENGUE • SAMBA • MAMBO • SWING • HUSTLE • NIGHTCLUB • BALLROOM • COUNTRY & WESTERN

• First Lesson Free • Flexible Schedule • No partner required • Start Tonight!

100 Years of Proven Results. Call now, you can start Tonight!

Learn new skills and meet new people.

#205-3242 Westwood Street PORT COQUITLAM (604)

552-3052 www.dancecoquitlam.ca

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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: Kids Menu FIRST: WHITE SPOT SECOND: Montanas

SECOND: Milestones

Law Firm FIRST: TONY SPAGNUOLO

Martial Arts Instruction FIRST: PERSONAL BEST MARTIAL ARTS

THIRD: Red

THIRD: White

Robin

SECOND: Tie: BTM

/ DBM /Spraggs

Live Entertainment FIRST: RED ROBINSON SECOND: Giggle Dam THIRD: Boulevard Casino

Local Twitterer FIRST: JAMES MOORE

Staff at Oak Barrel Wines

Lunch FIRST: CACTUS CLUB

SECOND: Tie: Coquitlam

theV3H

Chrysler/@

Spot

SECOND: Triumph THIRD: Yuens

Taekwando

Massage Physiotherapy FIRST: LANSDOWN MASSAGE SECOND: Tie:

Poco Physiotherapy & Coast Phyisotherapy

Mexican Food FIRST: CHARLIES SECOND: Santa

Rosa & Taco Del Mar

Thank you Coquitlam for voting for us!

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12 Locations to serve you Phone: 1-888-481-3436 Website: www.skynetonline.ca

Visit us at 101A - 2748 Lougheed Hwy., Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 6P2 • Ph: +1 (604) 942-4000 *Valid on new activations with 2 or 3 year Fido Agreement. Device prices show available with new activation on a Fido Agreement; early cancellation fees apply. Taxes extra. ^Valid on new activation with a 2- or 3-year Fido Agreement. A credit or the entire amount of the $35 Activation fee will appear on your first invoice. ~Activation reward bonus will be applied as a bill credit against customers’ second Fido monthly service invoice. Applicable to new activations only. Offer expires 03/31/2012. Offer available only at participating Skynet Fido Exclusive Dealer stores. Offer subject to change. Blackberry® RIM, Reasearch in motion, SureType and related trade-marks, name name and logos are the property of Research in motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world, used under license from Research in Motion Limited. ©2012 Fido Solutions.


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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: Music Instruction FIRST: TOM LEE

Neighborhood Pub FIRST: JOHN B

THIRD: Long

THIRD: St

SECOND: Coquitlam

Music & McQuade

Municipal Politician FIRST: GREG MOORE SECOND: Richard

Stewart THIRD: Tie: Linda Reimer/ Lou Sekora/Brad West

Music Supply & Equipment FIRST: TOM LEE

SECOND: Gilnetter

James’s Well

On Premise Wine and Beer Making FIRST: OAK BARREL WINES

SECOND: Como THIRD: Beyond

Creek Brewing the Grape

Optometrist FIRST: DR MAH

SECOND: Long

& McQuade THIRD: Coquitlam Music

SECOND: Poco

Men’s Clothing FIRST: MOORE’S

Paint & Wall Covering FIRST: BENJAMIN MOORE

SECOND: Sears THIRD: Bay

Vision Care THIRD: Dr Nickelson

Above: Staff of Benjamine Moore,, Tri City Paints. Left: Gill Netter staff serve Readers Choice in Brunch

SECOND: Home

Depot THIRD: Cloverdale

Join the Celebration! Thank you Tri-Cities for Voting Us #1! We are celebrating 20 years of serving our community. Check out our monthly specials.

Auto Body Ltd. And Glass We at Mark’s Auto Body would like to thank everyone for VOTING US #1

From right to left: Mike Laxar, Jim Dojack (Commercial Manager) Kristel Biletski, Thoma Doehring (Owner)

Dino, Mark, Vicky and Bobby Milacic. Mon-Fri 8 am to 5:30 pm Saturday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Sunday and Holidays CLOSED From left to right: Tammy Pilon, Debbie Bifolchi, Stephanie Harper and Dave Waschenfelder.

Visit Mark’s Auto Body on:

Recipients of the 2011 F.I.T. Sustainability Award of North America!

Tri-City Paint & Decorating Centre Proudly Serving your Neighbourhood Since 1992

www.benjaminmooretricity.com

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2 ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU BETTER 2031 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam (604) 942-5544

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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: Park

FIRST: ROCKY POINT SECOND: Tied: Mundy Park & Lions Park

Patio

FIRST: BROWNS SECOND: Gillnetter THIRD: Tie: Earls/Boathouse

Pet Grooming FIRST: DAPPER DOG

SECOND: Tie:

Edwardson

Superstore & Arthur

Place for a Date FIRST: BOATHOUSE SECOND: Tie:

Club

Milestones & Cactus

Place to Take the Kids FIRST: KOKOS

Dawg THIRD: Tied: Poco Dog & Cat and Dog Town

SECOND: Rocky

Pet Supplies FIRST: BOSLEY’S

Pizza , FIRST: ME N EDS

SECOND: Uptown

Koko Readers Choice on Best place to take kids

Photo Studio FIRST: SEARS

SECOND: Petland THIRD: Mr

Pets

THIRD: Tie:

Crawle’ys

Point Lions Park & Crash

SECOND: Pizza THIRD:

Hut Boston Pizza

Than for voThank

you # for voting us # Fine Dining

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Give us a call to discuss your celebration needs: Birthdays, Weddings, Family events, Business or just an evening out. We strive to make all your occasions truly special Private rooms available

Jay Jay && Pavlina Pavlina would would like like to to personally personally thank thank you. you

Saint St Grill 2510 St John!s St Port Moody, BC V3H 2B4

www.saintstgrill.com

For reservations please call (604)937-7477


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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: SECOND: Shoe

SECOND: Poco THIRD: Sunny

Produce Farm Market

THIRD: Sterling

Warehouse

Spa

Real Estate Agent FIRST: PHIL HAIG

SECOND: Leo

Bruneau THIRD: Sheila Francis

FIRST: ANGELOS SECOND: TIE Antiquity & 2nd Look Day Spa

Seafood FIRST: BOATHOUSE

Sport Store FIRST: SPORTS CHECK

SECOND:

Inlet Seafood THIRD: Keg

Mart THIRD: Atmosphere

Service Overall FIRST: CACTUS CLUB

Steak FIRST: KEG

SECOND: Sport

SECOND: Thriftys THIRD:

Chada Thai staff serving up Best in Thai

Shoe Store FIRST: ALDOS

Produce Store FIRST: KIN’S

Mr Mikes THIRD: Cactus Club

TANNING SALON, DAY SPA & MASSAGE CLINIC Tanning... Look Great - Feel Great! AS A SPECIAL THANKYOU TO THE TRI-CITIES FOR VOTING US AS ONE OFYOUR TOP THREE TANNING SALONS

Bring in this ad for a FREE TAN & 30% OFF any of our esthetic services This coupon must be presented at time of purchase, only one per customer.

SECOND:

Shoppers

“Not just another Tanning Salon... not just another Day Spa... Come and indulge in our OASIS, a place of Serenity & Escape from the chaos.

604-937 UTAN (8826)

1908 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam

READERS CHOICE 2011 Thank you

For making us Your #1 Choice

14245TH !! C UFT FEB M SA

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The Frog & Nightgown Neighbourhood Pub and Liquor Store

ed Vot #

1

Voted Best Liquor Store in the Tri Cities

Thanks for Voting for Us!

Pinetree Village Centre 107-2991 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam

(604) 464-5300 www.chadathai.ca

Our Liquor Store has the Lowest Prices in The TRI-CITIES www.frogandnightgownpub.com

1125 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam 604-464-1949

Liquor Store Open: 9am-11pm PUB Open: 11am Daily

Like us on

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READERS CHOICE 2011 And the Winners Are: Sunday Brunch FIRST: GILNETTER

Thrift/ Consignment Store FIRST: VALUE VILLAGE

THIRD: De

THIRD: Share

SECOND: Milestones

Dutch

Sushi/ Japanese Food FIRST: OSAMU

Tire Store FIRST: KAL TIRE

THIRD: Sushi

THIRD:

SECOND: Nagano

101

Mori & Sushi Shelter

Tanning Salon FIRST: ISLAND TAN SECOND: O’

Soleil THIRD: Oasis

Thai Food FIRST: CHADA THAI

Staff from Shaughnessy Vet

SECOND: Crossroads

SECOND: All

Thai’d Up & Sans Thai THIRD: Thai Garden

SECOND: Canadian

Costco

Tire

Tri Cities Festival FIRST: GOLDEN SPIKE SECOND: Canada THIRD: Teddy

Day Bears Picnic

Travel Agency FIRST: FLIGHT CENTRE SECOND: Marlin THIRD: Port

Travel Moody Travel

Remix Hair Studio Thank you for voting us

Shannon

One of the Top Three

Adrianne

Hair Salons in the Tri~Cities.

Carla

Kei

Rocco

Tommy

Katelyn

604-944-HAIR (4247) Unit 132-1153 The High Street, Coquitlam www.remixhairstudio.com

Thank you for choosing us as Best Place for Breakfast in the Tri-Cities! Breakfast, brunch or Lunch...

Do De Dutch! Join us for a De Licious Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch!

for voting

Westwood Honda one of the Top 3 Auto Dealerships in the Tri-Cities

Suite 200 - 2748 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam (604) 944-3802 Mon - Fri 7am - 3pm ❘ Sat - Sun 7:30am - 3pm Holidays 7:30am - 3pm

QUALITY DEALER

2011


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READERS CHOICE 2011 We would like to thank our loyal customers and great suppliers for all of their support. We were thrilled to hear that we have won the Reader’s Choice Award for #1 U-Vin in the TriCity area.

And the Winners Are: Vitamin/ Health Store FIRST: ALIVE

Tutor School FIRST: SYLVAN SECOND: Kumon

SECOND: GNC

THIRD: Reflex

Vacuum Store FIRST: POCO SEWING AND VACUUM

Weight Loss Centre FIRST: JENNY C & WEIGHT WATCHES TIED

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Place Maillardville hosts Dawn Whittaker as part of the Baby’s First Year speaker series, from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. at 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam. This free presentation focuses on the topic of sleep. Registration is not required. Info: 604-933-6166. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts meat draws starting at 4 p.m. at 2675 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911.

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Coquitlam Centre hosts Inside Beauty Tips at Pandora Style Lounge, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free tips and techniques shared by Make Up for Ever cosmetic line presenters at 2 p.m. The Pandora Style Lounge is located by the northeast entrance to Coquitlam Centre. Coquitlam Art Club meets on the fourth Saturday and first Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Annual membership is $10. Experienced and novice artists are welcome. Info: Soni at 604-469-8712. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts free bingo at 1 p.m. and a meat draw at 3:30 p.m., at 2675 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911. Castle Park PAC presents AbracaDAZZLE, a magic show starring John Kaplan, 4 to 7 p.m. at Castle Park Elementary (1144 Confederation Drive, Port Coquitlam). Suitable for ages five and above. Tickets $10 adults, $8 students. For info or to reserve: http://sites.google.com/site/castleparkpac/Home. Coquitlam Parks, Recreation & Culture Services host the First-ever Disco Curl Off, 5 to 9 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The evening consists of a ’70s Disco Curl Off tournament, learn curling opportunities, and dinner. Cost is $30. To register, call 604-927-4386, in person at any Coquitlam Parks, Recreation & Culture Services facility, or at www.coquitlam.ca. Terry Fox Library hosts a family play and learn event called Read, Write, Speak and Listen – Together! at Coquitlam Centre Mall, ground level from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a free, drop-in program, presented by the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee. Place des Arts presents a faculty concert: “A Celebration of Czech Music III.” Violinist Roger Mangas and guest pianist Monica Pfau present the third in their series by Czech composers, 7:30 p.m. at 1120 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam. Tickets are $13/15 +HST. To reserve, call 604-664-1636.

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Place des Arts collaborate with Festival du Bois to present artist Benoi Deschenes, sculptor, carver and painter, for a 2:30 p.m. workshop, and the unveiling of an exhibit of his work, entitled Saint-Jean-Port-Joli/Maillardville at 7 p.m., at 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. Burquitlam Community Association meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts hand and foot card games at 1 p.m., a meat draw at 4 p.m., and euchre at 7 p.m., at 2675 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911. Port Moody Public Library hosts family fun nights for preschoolers (2-1/2 to 6 years old, and siblings), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ParkLane Room, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody. Parent participation is required for this free drop-in program; all familes are welcome, including ESL and newcomers. Lincoln Toastmasters meet Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 3 upstairs at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: http://6399.toastmastersclubs.org.

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Maillardville Community Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at ABC Country Restaurant at Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam. Info: 604-464-1808. Terry Fox Library hosts a free workshop in Korean on Canadian citizenship, 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a Canadian citizen, practise self-confidence skills in preparation for tests and interviews; presented in Korean by the Immigrant Services of BC. To register, call 778-284-7026. Alzheimer’ Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. The Coquitlam group meets the last Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., and the PoCo group meets the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. A Chinese-speaking support group is held the first Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711. Tilopa Kadampa Buddhist Centre hosts a meditation class focused on “turning stress into peace of mind,” from 7 to

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U16 Adanacs tops in Tier 2 They celebrated with ice cream on the ferry. The chilly treat was a fitting prize for the Coquitlam Adanacs 2 under-16 boys field lacrosse team, who maintained a near-perfect record by going undefeated at the Subway B.C. Lacrosse Association Tier 2 Field Lacrosse championships in Victoria on the weekend. Capped by a convincing 13-4 triumph over the Valley Attack in the final, the Adanacs carted off the Tier 2 title, led by the tourney’s most valuable player Andrew Gallant. The netminder held the opposition scoreless in the second half as his team rallied from a 4-3 deficit to take the title. “We went in thinking we could beat them, because we beat them in the round robin and regular season,” remarked Gallant, 16. “At the quarter break our coaches just told us what we had to do and we executed.” In the regular season, the club’s lone blemish was a tie against 13 victories. Coquitlam had advanced to the final by slipping past Pacific Rim 9-7 in the semifinal, in a tilt that was deadlocked at five after three quarters. For a team that had not lost all year long, they almost tasted their first defeat in the tournament opener against a scrappy Campbell River team. Down 6-2 after three quarters, the Adanacs pulled up their socks and erupted for five unanswered goals in quick fashion to pull out a dramatic 7-6 victory. They also defeated Prince George 12-3 and Valley 9-4. “We’re an all-around good team,” noted Gallant, who was also named to the Tier 2 Warrior Fair Play awards list. “We’ve got good defence, good offence and good leaders.” In under-12 action, the Coquitlam Adanacs 2 squad powered their way to the final before falling 6-2 to the Delta Footmen. The silver medal Adanacs were led by Rhys Blake, who was named the u-12 MVP winner. In the semifinal, Coquitlam topped Mid Island 8-5. They opened the tourney by blasting the host Victoria side 100, then bested New Westminster 8-5 and Valley 13-1. Earning Warrior Fair Play awards were Broque Domme and Adanacs #3 player Mathew Chapman.

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Royal caps balanced hoop journey Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com The transformation has taken time. She’s taken her share of lumps, studied the hardknocks way while putting in extra hours. But as her college basketball career comes to a close, Port Coquitlam’s Quincie Onyejekwe has found that the silver lining is a reward unto itself. The Douglas College Royals hoop player walked off the court for the final time Saturday in Abbotsford, helping her club knock off the Columbia Bible College Bearcats 65-59 in a spirited affair between the Pacific West’ women’s basketball league’s bottom-two squads. It meant nothing in the standings, but it was a fitting finish for the fifth-year player. She scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and chipped in three assists and four steals. Onyejekwe re-discovered her passion for the game this year, thanks to a new head coach whose game plan allowed players some space to be creative and free wheeling when the opportunities arose. “It’s sad, but it’s a good sad,” said Onyejekwe. “It’s happy because I can say I played five years of basketball at the college level, [and] made some great friends.” The former Terry Fox Raven wishes she’d have gotten into the postseason and had another opportunity to build on what she’s learned this season. Under new coach Curtis Nelson, the Royals have abandoned the rigid, set plays of the past for a more read-and-react style of game. While Onyejekwe weighed her options last offseason and attended a couple of ID camps where other programs tried to lure her away, she’s happy to end it all as a Royal. Her coach was glad she stayed. “We both felt she needed to be our hardest worker, our voice, our captain, our leader,” said Nelson of the 22-year-old forward. “In order for us to grow this program together, she needed to do that without hesitation and I’m proud to say that she has taken on that role extremely well. Plus, the girl is downright hilarious, so she keep us all loose.” Back to basics, Onyejekwe was free to thrive. “This year was all about the basketball. We were a team use to running set plays, but it got stale fast. I love the system we played this year,” she said. It showed in her contributions on the floor. As the season was winding down, the weekly league leaders list reflected her regained love of the game. Entering the final month, despite Douglas’ losing record, Onyejekwe was the only player from any team that placed in all three major Top-10 stats — average points per game, average rebounds per game and average assists per game. That versatility was a big plus for the Royals program. “She’s unselfish on the floor and she’s also underappreciated as a defender,” said Nelson. “She is determined to take her weaknesses and turn them into strengths, and she is a huge competitor.” Her talents have been honed on the Douglas court, but got a boost at the same time she took on a larger leadership role with the squad. Expected to be more than just the laid back, likeable veteran, Onyejekwe made the most of her new responsibility. “The numbers show that I can play… When I first came [to Douglas], I was first a rebounder and in my third year I began to score more. “I think my strongest asset is as a rebounder. I like to get in there and jump and battle for it. If you get a good rebound, that’s a chance to score.”

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Port Coquitlam’s Quincie Onyejekwe, right, demonstrated a well-rounded approach to basketball as a fifth-year senior with the Douglas College Royals this season. Her focus has sharpened considerably since those days at Terry Fox, when Onyejekwe admittedly struggled with her coaches’ expectations. She recalls Ravens coach Don van Os setting the bar high and being not so pleased with the result. “In hindsight, I see what he was saying,” she recalled. “In high school, I was just like, ‘It’s high school, [it’s] not serious.’ “College has taught me to work hard, be on time. I’ve definitely grown as a person because of my athletics.”

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The water may be calm today, but beginning tomorrow the City Centre Aquatic Complex will be churning with the top synchronized swimmers in B.C. The Coquitlam-based B.C. Aquasonics Synchronized Swim Club is aiming to add some provincial gold to its recent regional wins, and head coach Susan Kemper is confident in her 16-18 team’s chances. “It’s quite a strong group, a real good team,” Kemper said of the eight swimmers. “They’re not just athletic, but good students and good team members.” The competition, which begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m., has both national stream and provincial stream competitions. Swimmers will compete in solo, duet, team and combo events. The Aquasonics club has produced a number of national team members, including current team member Sandy Gill of Coquitlam. “The great part about our club is that we have 16 coaches and 90-plus kids. Every one of our coaches is an ex-athlete. They’ve competed, they’ve gone on and returned to coach, which says a lot about our program,” noted Kemper, herself a former national team swimmer. Swimming starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday with team and combo events, and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday with solo, duet and trio competitions.

Robert Watson has moved quickly to put a rough year well behind him. The Port Coquitlam gymnast began the 2012 competitive season at last week’s Elite Canada meet, topping the Elite Canada senior men’s allaround. Anchoring his first allaround effort was a personalbest score on floor on the opening day, setting the tone for the Mississauga meet. “That was probably my best moment ever, the best score I had in my life,” Watson told The NOW. “That was the highest score I have ever got on any event, and after I finished it my friends said I had the biggest smile on my face.” He posted a 15.20 on the floor, and secured silver on the horizontal bars with a 13.65. Watson completed his medal scoring on the opening day with a bronze on parallel bars. His overall point total score of 84.10 edged out Anderson Loran’s 83.85 for top honours. In the event finals a day later, the Richmond Gymnastics Club athlete secured silver on floor, and on both the horizontal and parallel bars. The 18-year-old Watson was appearing in his second Elite Canada as a senior, after debuting last year with a disappointing ninth-place result. “Last year I didn’t have the best first meet as a senior, so this year I prepared more heavily and increased my training… I wanted to hit all

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Port Coquitlam gymnast Robert Watson with his recent bounty from the Elite Canada event to add to his medal collection. my routines cleanly.” Last year’s results were weighed down by a shoulder injury and a growth spurt. With the support of coach Frank Szabo Jr., Watson set out a plan to increase his level of difficulty and bulk up his routines — that paid dividends in Mississauga. Even the pommel horse, which had been a formidable challenge for the homeschooled teen, was conquered. “It’s one of my more inconsistent routines, so we worked hard at getting it right. It’s still a big, scary pommel horse but

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The Gleneagle Talons took full advantage of their homemat advantage, capturing four golds and a silver at last week’s B.C. Fraser Valley wrestling championships. Led by the triple-threat of Julie Cho, Candice Owen and Haley Kitsch-Best, the Talons posted the second-best score in girls, trailing St. Thomas More. Sasan Haghighat-Joo racked up gold for the boys side. Cho won the girls 60-kilogram division, Owen in 57 kg, and Kitsch-Best in 75 kg — each edging out an STM opponent. Haghighat-Joo secured his medal in the boys 66 kg division. The Port Moody Blues and Terry Fox Ravens each won three titles. Two-time B.C. champion Arash Farhadian took the 48 kg crown, beating Gleneagle’s Farid Alizadeh in the final. Blake Chernoff won the 78 kg title, while Ciara McCrae bested Pinetree’s Karly Adair in the girls 51 kg final. The Ravens’ Kristi Roots earned the girls 69 kg crown, while Michelyn Bell was uncontested in 90 and 90+ kg. Pinetree got victories from Connor Adair, and Quinn Lessing, who edged teammate Kostya Levchuk in 74 kg. Other golds were netted by Dr. Charles Best’s James Mortimer and Rachael Allen. Here are more Valley results: BOYS, 48kg – 1st Arash Farhadian, PM; 2nd Farid Alizadeh, GL; 3rd Nathan Ferguson, CE; 5th Travis TaylorCullen, CB. 51kg – 3rd Brayden Parker, PM; 5th Dylan Staples, PM. 54kg – 4th Dylan Kimoto, HW; 5th Andrew Change, GL. 57kg – 1st James Mortimer, CB; 5th Vlad Shvchenko, GL. 60kg – 2nd Brandon Legree, CE; 4th Alix Li, GL. 63kg – 3rd Aurman Bondor, GL; 4th Zakkaery Moebes, PM. 66kg – 1st Sasan Haghighat-Joo, GL; 3rd Iman Amirjabbari, TF; 4th Lee Clark, HW; 5th Josh Hall, PM. 70kg – 1st Connor Adair, GL; 3rd Jacob Collins, PM; 4th William Carter, CE; 5th Phil Friesen, PM. 74kg – 1st Quinn Lessing, PI; 2nd Kostya Levchuk, PI. 78kg – 1st Blake Chernoff, PM; 3rd Mate McLeod-Genest, TF; 5th Spencer Steele, GL. 84kg – 2nd Soroush Jafary, HW; 3rd Jordan Seney, TF. 90kg – 4th Harry Carter, TF. 110kg – 3rd Mansur Mashanio, RI; 5th Mitchell McGarvvery, TF. 110+kg – 2nd Kyle Sagmoen, TF; 5th Colton Wheeler, TF. GIRLS, 43kg – 2nd Taylor Mason, CE; 3rd Stephanie Ma, GL. 47kg – 3rd Candy Lin, CB. 51kg – 1st Ciara McCrae, PM; 2nd Karly Adair, PI; 3rd Kelsey Watmough, TF. 57kg – 1st Candice Owen, GL; 3rd Kaila Guimond, GL. 60kg – 1st Julie Cho, GL; 3rd Jenica Singh, CB. 64kg – 1st Rachael Allen, CB; 3rd Beth Potts, PM; 4th Michelle McQuillan, TF; 5th Nooshin Zare, CE. 69kg – 1st Kristi Roots, TF; 3rd Jessica Nowicki, PM; 4th Brooke Wheeler, TF; 5th Taniasha Supeene, PI; 75kg – 1st Haley Kitsch-Best, GL. 90kg – 1st Michelyn Bell, TF. 90+kg – 1st Michelyn Bell, TF.

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GARAGE MECHANIC $35.87/ hr. For information and to apply visit www.metrovancouver.org

househunting.ca

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Trades/Technical

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY SHEET METAL WORKER Full Time Position in Ft. St. John. Excellent wages and benefits. Send resume by Fax or Email. Phone: 250-787-1361 Fax: 250-787-1320, Email: dphl@telus.net

remembering.ca

1310

Trades/Technical

MANUAL & CNC MACHINIST

Req’d by busy manufacturing company in Surrey, full-time position, excellent benefits.

Apply at:

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT TAPERS!!!

We are looking for experienced tradesmen for residential drywall repairs and finishing. We offer long-term employment, competitive wages, full benefits, profit sharing and activities to make work enjoyable. Fax your resume to (604) 279-0902 Email us at info@brightermechanical.com

Electrical Supply Ltd.

TECHNICAL INSIDE SALES REP

Cesco Electrical Supply Ltd. is a fast-pace electrical distributor located in Burnaby. We specialize in industrial motor control and automation products. Duties: • Provide technical product support to customers • Expedite orders in a quick & effective manner • Directly servicing customer via phone & counter sales • Process orders, inquiries & quotations • Maintain a high level of customer service • Confirming stock availability and suggesting alternatives Qualifications: • Product knowledge relating to industrial motor control and automation is mandatory • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal & written • Good organizational skills • Computer literacy Must have the above minimum qualifications to be considered. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent medical/dental package; we can assure the successful candidate of an exceptional career challenge with opportunity for growth and advancement.

Email resume to: employment@cescoelectrical.com

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ESTATE CANADIAN COIN COLLECTION & & PAPER PAPER CURRENCY CURRENCY AUCTION AUCTION plus plus HOME HOME FURNISHINGS FURNISHINGS & UNCLAIMED & UNCLAIMED COURIER COURIER GOODS GOODS

WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 29th 29th @ @ 66 PM PM Viewing Times: Tuesday, February 28th; 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Viewing Times: Tuesday,29th; February 28th; am -Time 4:30 pm Wednesday, February 9:00 am ’Til9:00 Auction

Wednesday, February 29th; 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

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Antiques

Buying All Old Items June 8th Auction

604-685-8843

Antiques, Art, Jewerly, Millitaria, etc. Don’t give it away! We Buy it!!

Wednesday, March 21st @ 3:00 PM FOR MOREDate: DETAILS & PHOTOS VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com NOTE: Furniture Auctions Held Every Wednesday @ 6 PM & Restaurant / Food Equipment Auctions Held Monthly

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. FOR MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.

604-244-9350

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604-244-9350

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Wanted to Buy

WANTED: OKEEFE + Merritt gas kitchen range. We live in a 100+ year old home and are looking for this type of old stove for our kitchen. Please reply via email to: see@shaw.ca or call 604-703-0099.

3507 57' PROJECTION TV & Entertainment Unit $50 obo. Must pick up, no deliveries. Call 778-846-5275

ENTERTAINMENT UNIT $20. Call 778-846-5275 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

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Furniture

DOWNSIZING FURNITURE Give-a-Way Prices or best offer: Custom made, multicolored Couches: $500 for both (orig.2300), 2 Blue Lazy Boy sofa beds with twin mattresses: $250 each (orig.1200), Green stain wood 7’ bureau:$200 (orig.1000) And more! Call 604-723-5942 or judy-s@shaw.ca

Cancer June 21-July 22: Your gentle,understanding, loving mood continues. This is a great time (in a friendly way before Friday; in a practical way Friday onward) to make international contacts – and to engage in intellectual pursuits, and to attend cultural rituals (e.g., a wedding). However, be wary of launching a longterm project, as a slow-down and “backwardation” occurs March 12 to April 3. Sunday to Tuesday noon offers a splendid run of popularity, social joys, hopes and optimism. A wish could come true (about work/ career?). Retreat, rest midweek. Your energy and charisma roar back Friday on! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The emphasis continues on secrets, research, depths – especially in sexual, health, lifestyle and “large finance” zones. (Mortgages, large debts, investments, marriage assets, business funds, are “large finance.”) You might make a very significant investment or lifestyle change in the few weeks ahead. If so, think carefully, and act quickly – slowdowns and indecision arrive in two weeks. Charge ahead on career and ambition fronts Sunday to Tuesday noon – your luck is high! Midweek’s hopeful, friendly, but not important. Retreat, rest, contemplate and seek spirit Friday/Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: All week, other people present you with challenges, even opposition, even enmity – but they also offer companionship, opportunities, partnership, even love. The difference? Your mood, attitude: the world smiles at a smiler. Your feelings and intuition hum accurately Sunday to Tuesday noon, when a smooth, gentle luck can boost you right into success in love, legal, far travel, educational, cultural or publishing situations. Your reputation, career and prestige relationships are under some pressure midweek – Thursday’s good. Happiness, popularity, a sexy flirtation Friday/Saturday!

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Dogs

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

Tickets

For Sale Miscellaneous

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to lie low, recharge your physical and mental batteries, and avoid competitive situations. A money chase is lucky Sunday to Tuesday morning. You could hit a jackpot! Co-operate with a Virgo, Taurus or Scorpio, or a co-worker (or buy machinery) for best results. Travel, communications and paperwork demand doing Wednesday (mild difficulties/mistakes) and Thursday (all’s smooth). Retreat to your home, or to nature, Friday/Saturday. Complete things: soon, delays start. But soon, also, your money luck increases. Plan nothing: go with the flow. Meditate, be spiritual. Taurus April 20-May 20: Hopes and wishes continue to come true. Your popularity runs high, social delights surround you. Your energy and charisma make a powerful impression Sunday to Tuesday noon. Financial confusion might threaten your plans Tuesday night, so stay the course, stick with your plans. Launching a big, hopeful money plan now would probably be a mistake. (Launching any major project is iffy now, as a slowdown looms before mid-March.) Take care with money Wednesday also – act Thursday, when your sight’s steady. Travel, communicate, run errands and make casual contacts Friday/Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Show your ambition. Ask for new responsibilities, display hidden talents, live up to the demands of bosses, parents,VIPs and authorities. These types discuss you and your reputation, skills, suitability – from Friday onward the news you hear about this will lift your sights, hopes and heart. Even “bad news” is only the unworkable dropping away, freeing you for the more creative or meaningful roles that fill the next 15 years. Finally, work will not rule your personal life. Lie low, deal with agencies early week. Your energy, clout soar midweek! Chase money Friday/Saturday.

FREE COUCH, Chair, 2 Rocking Chairs and Computer Desk. Must pick up. Call 778-846-5275.

BOZ SCAGGS tickets (2) $130/pair, row 26, left centre at the Red Robinson on March 2. Call 604-374-4241..

Art & Collectibles

2015

2060

UP-COMING ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION Date: Wednesday, March 21st @ 3:00 PM NOTE: Furniture Auctions Held Every Wednesday @ 6 PM UP-COMING ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION & Restaurant / Food Equipment Auctions Held Monthly

Dogs

POMERANIAN PEKINGESE PUP. Born Christmas Eve. Male, white, fluffy. $700. 604-464-9485

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Collection of old and newer Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

Nickels, Dimes & Pennies • Encapsulated Sets • B.U. Silver Dollars • 1948 50-Cent Coin, etc., etc. Plus Home Furnishings, Lost & Unclaimed Courier Goods & Much More . . .

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The Vancouver Flea Market

Pen Delfin

FEATURING: • 1920 to 1950 Paper Currency: Bank of Montral, Toronto, Royal Bank, Bank of Canada, Bank of Commerce, Dominion Bank, Imperial Bank of Canada • 2 Shin • (3) Currency: 1967 $20 Dollar Gold Sets • 3 Sheets FEATURING: • 1920 to Plasters 1950 Paper Bank of Montral, Toronto, of 1 Dollar Bills • 1830’s America Trading Coins • Several Canadian Olympic Royal Bank, Bank of Canada, Bank of Commerce, Dominion Bank, Imperial Coin of Sets • Specimen • Several Rolls SilverGold Dollars, Bank Canada • 2 Shin Sets Plasters • (3) 1967 $20ofDollar Sets •Quarters, 3 Sheets Nickels, Dimes & Pennies • Encapsulated Sets • B.U. Silver DollarsOlympic • 1948 of 1 Dollar Bills • 1830’s America Trading Coins • Several Canadian 50-Cent Coin, etc., etc. Plus Home Furnishings, Lost & Unclaimed Courier Coin Sets • Specimen • Several Rolls of Silver Dollars, Quarters, Goods & Much More . . Sets .

Furniture

Cats

BASSET HOUNDS Pups, 1st shots, dewormed, 3 fem / 2male,$450, Mission area, call 604-820-0629

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

SHIHTZU PUPS, born Dec 30, F $700, M $650, tricolored, email: hank@westcreekfarm.com or Call 1-604-861-1477

GOLDEN RETRIEVER x lab pups, m/f, 1st shots dewormed, vet checked. family raised $495. 604-701-1587

STANDARD POODLE puppies, 1 cream M, 1 brown M, ckc reg, www.beminepoodles.com Chwk. 604-823-2467 or 604-302-1761

MALTESE PUPPIES, family raised, paper trained, first shots, $500/each. Call 604-945-7807

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Pet Services

CALICO CAT, spayed.10 mths old. Looking for good home. 604-782-6805

Cuddly cat seeks loving home Indoor/outdoor cat seeks loving home. Will supply with a lifetime of food. ’Wiley’ is 15 yrs old; in excellent health. (604) 307-3072

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

MIN. SCHNAUZER Pups, ready Feb 18, raised under foot, nonshedding, incls vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked & dewclaws, $650. 604-477-9961

PITBULL puppies PB Gottiline. Vet checked & dewormed. Top quality, call 604 819-6006.

DOES YOUR DOG HAVE STAR POTENTIAL? Renowned Movie Animal Trainer, Bonnie Judd will be offering Movie Dog Training/Basic Obedience in Aldergrove. For more info call (604) 888-2235 or visit: k9costarstraining.com

604-724-7652

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Dogs

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES CKC REGISTERED Microchip, deworm, 1st vac & 6 wks FREE Pet Insurance. $2,500 Call: (604) 746-4608 email: msfunny@shaw.ca

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BULLDOGS 10wks All puppies are ready. Ckc/shots papers. $650 email: dnamth@yahoo.com

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Vet checked and ready for new homes. Asking $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504

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Childcare Wanted

P/T CAREGIVER, live-out, weekdays, Mon-Fri 6-10:30am, needed for three children with Cystic Fibrosis. Training provided, Must be good with kids, modern discipline techniques, own vehicle, good driving record, fluent in english, criminal record check, Send resume to help-needed2011@hotmail.com

Feb. 26 - Mar. 3, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Slog ahead. Fulfill responsibilities to your children,invalids,and employers. Hire service people. Take care of your health. Dress for the season, eat sensibly, schedule regular rest. This is a great time to reduce “to do” lists or to buy machinery, but don’t start any big new projects, as a slow-down looms March 12. Sunday through Tuesday bring mysteries, sensual desires, investments, financial manoeuvres, lifestyle changes and health diagnosis – these follow beneficial, profitable paths, so get going! Wisdom and legal hassles midweek. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Co-workers are still nice to you: one of them might become more than an acquaintance (next week onward). Meanwhile, you’re filled with the thrill of nature, beauty, creative surges and romantic urges. This is an excellent week to start small creative ventures, ones that “complete” before March 12. (Bigger projects would benefit from being “dropped” now through April 3, then taken up again.) Sunday through Tuesday bring relationship excitement – prime meetings, or a partnership proposal, business opportunities, a sudden recognition of someone’s beauty – luck’s with you! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Settle into home, children, into nature, the garden, etc. Sunday to Tuesday is an excellent time to garden, fix up the house, clean, buy appliances for the home and yard, till the farm, etc. But don’t start big, major projects now (e.g., renovations) as a slow-down and mistake-prone period begins in two weeks. Examine where you stand now: decide who and what to nurture, and who/what to leave behind. You might make such decisions Tuesday night to Thursday, when relationships possess a rough edge. Mysteries, lust, large finances and ethics flash warnings signals late week.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Travel and communications lead to interesting things now, especially in romantic, creative or speculative arenas Sunday to Tuesday, and/or in life-mate or business partnership zones Friday/Saturday. Be curious, ask questions; follow your nose. What you discover now could be a foundation for new launching pads in future. (E.g., you read about a new gismo, then [about June] start using it at work to save time and labour.) Your luck in love soars Sunday and Monday – take advantage! Tackle chores Wednesday/Thursday. Relationships present opportunities and dangers Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Money is of first importance this week and the next two. Chase only “immediate payoff” sources, as long-term projects (especially if you launch them now) run into major delays, mistakes and indecisions in two weeks. So think short-term. If you’ve wanted to purchase a special item, do so now or next week. (Timing: real estate, Feb. 26, 27, morn of 28 – décor, pleasure, love items, March 1 – machinery, tools, March 2, 3 [careful both days] – investments, March 7 – travel tix, schooling, March 9, 10.) Romance needs caution Wednesday/Thursday. Tackle chores Friday: safely. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and timing remain high. Get out, start projects (but only short-term ones) call in favours, see and be seen. Ask for a raise – not because you’ll get one, but because higher-ups will tend to mull over your request in the depths of March (rather than just, as they usually do, just forgetting about it). Then ask again in April. Your true worth will soon become apparent. Sunday to Tuesday noon favours travel, errands, paperwork and talk (about a raise?). Lie low midweek. Your creative, romantic and risk-taking side emerges Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


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

REAL ESTATE RENTALS For Sale by Owner

6015

6035

Mobile Homes

6508

Apt/Condos

MAPLE RIDGE 1 BR & 2 BR, Starting at $850, enste w/d, u/g prkg, Avail Now. 604-807-7105 INCOME TAX Returns: Delinquent or current. Small Business or Personal Taxes. 20 yrs exp. Start $35 per return ★ 604-420-1108 Email: kalr@shaw.ca

Business Services

5017 Letter size, Full colour, Double sided

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Health Products & Services

TOE TO TOE Nursing Foot Care Are you having problems with cutting, filing, ingrown nails, corns and callouses, thickened and fungal nails? Call me for house visit or my office Margaret Tarnowski RN, CFCN 604-970-3876

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Metaphysical

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Money to Loan

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Mortgages

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Legal/Public Notices

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of EVELYN JOAN CROSSLEY aka EVELYN JOANNE CROSSLEY, Deceased, formerly of #76-2865 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 6Y8 who died on September 4, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the Executor at the office of her solicitors, BTM lawyers LLP, 301-2502 St Johns Street, Port Moody, British Columbia, V3H 2B4, before March 14, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

Quick, Easy, Confidential No credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

Call 604-365-4244

LENDER CONNECT MORTGAGE Chris Baker - lenderconnect.ca

6007 4005

Acupuncture

PROFITABLE & ESTABLISHED recession proof. Owner/operator commercial dairy route in Surrey. $210K. Ivan 778-240-9643 or Email: johnnycirko@yahoo.ca.

6008 EMPOWER HEALTH Acupuncture and active rehabilitation assist you to the path of optimal health Pain & Stress Relief/ WCB/ ICBC Muscular-skeletal Injuries Women Health/ Fertility To book appointment: Call: (604) 657-9371 email: empower@shaw.ca

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

SUN FEB 19, 2-4pm, 10743-139th St, Sry. Bright/ spac 2 BR. 2 bath condo, laminate flrs, new paint, insuite laundry, storage. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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LANGLEY, Great 2 BR mobile, $48,900. Pad rental: $460/mo. No age restriction and 1 small pet. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

LANGLEY’S BEST BARGAIN newly renod air cond, seniors park like setting, 2 BR, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops & hospital. Electrical certified. Consider vintage auto as part trade. $47,900. 604-534-2997

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Recreation Property

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Difficulty Making Payments?

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-812-3718

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $23,000 down $2,125/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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Apt/Condos

BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, newly reno’d, F/P, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Onsite Manager. By skytrain. Lease. $975. NS/NP. 604-420-1982 or 604-585-8500

Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD Price Reduced 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $456,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

Mission

NEW WEST. 2 BR apt, $880/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636 NEW WEST 2 BR apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, ns/np, $960. 604-783-6003

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MOVE IN BONUS $200 OFF YOUR 1ST MONTH’S RENT!!!! COQ, 2 BR Condo, 'Larkin House' on Lincoln Ave, Corner Unit, lots of windows, 3rd Floor, low rise condo, 3 blocks from Coq Centre, 2.5 yrs old, 2 full baths, 6 appliances, balc, walkin closet, approx 900sf, No Smoking, No Pets, avail March 1st, storage, sec gated u/g parking, 2 parking stalls, Awesome amenities including outdoor pool, exercise room, clubhouse, indoor basketball court, table tennis room, children’s play room & guest suite. $1400/mo, min 1 yr lease, ref’s required, call 604-931-4860 please leave msg

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR $735, hrd wd flrs. Incl h/w, bldg laundry. Nr transit 778-865-6696

NEW WEST Lrg 1 BR in 3 level wood frame bldg, new paint, incls 1 prkg, cable & laundry, very well maint quiet adult bldg, member of crime free multi housing program, $795. Cat OK, Approx 1 blk from New West City Hall. Refs. Avail April 1. Please call if interested; 604-522-7196 POCO 2 BR apt $780 & $800/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034 PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopp i n g & WC E . $ 6 8 0 . C a l l 604-944-8697

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

INVESTORS alert! 32425 Best Ave. Mission. 5K cash back on closing. 8bdrm+4.5bth 3120 sq ft, 6006 sq ft lot, lower floor rent $18,000 per yr, upper floor potential $17,000. 19 yrs old... Judy Sehling- Sutton jsehling@shaw.ca $457,000

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

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

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Surrey

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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

KING ALBERT COURT

CALYPSO COURT

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

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

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

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

VILLA MARGARETA

7588 150A St. 5 BR, 3½ ba. Sat, 2 - 4pm. $769,900. Elvira Hall, Royal Pacific Rlty, 604-783-9632 Eco-friendly • www.elvirahall.com

320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties Services

Sunshine Coast

St Andrews Street Updated 2 BR apt, with balcony. Near bus, mall & Moody Park. Small pet okay with pet deposit. March 1st.

Call 604-540-9300

SKYLINE TOWERS

1 BR 30’ Trailer, nr ferry, 55+ park. Lic clubhouse/ exercise rm, 9 hole golf course, 2 decks, shed w/d facil, priv yd. Inc all amen/ heat. $12,000. 1-604-886-3836

604-464-7548

PT MOODY Newport Vill, 1BR+den Heritage Grand, g/lv, balc, inste w/d N/S, n/p. $1250 PT MOODY W 1BR 3rd flr apt Mary St, new kit/appls, lg deck, 680sf, green space behind. $900. COQ W upper 4 BR house, shrd w/d, new appls/flr/paint, incls yd maint, south view. ns, np. $1500

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

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

WHITGIFT GARDENS

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

604 939-0944

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Duplexes - Rent

POCO W, full duplex, bright 3 BR, 2 bath, 4 appls, f/yd, garg, $1400 + util. Mar 1. ns/np 604-312-3142

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Houses - Rent

1470 Po Pl new reno, 4 Br, 2.5 bath 2155sf, garage, lease, n/p, n/s, $2200, NOW, Eric 604-723-7368 Property Manager 5 BR. 3.5 bath, Anvil Green, 2 kitchens, 2 garage, deck,ns np $2400+util. Now 604-275-2629

Office/Retail Rent

NEW WEST Sapperton, Office/ Retail space for lease for July 1. Prime corner location. 604-524-5216

STH BURNABY, 600-1200SF Office space. $600 - $1200/mo all inclusive. Louie ★ 604-817-7737

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ $450 Furn’d room, prkg. Av now. Nr SFU bus, skytrain & shops. NS/NP. 604-936-3117 PT MDY. 1 lrg BR. $500/mo incl util. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Immed. Nr Lough Mall/SFU. 604-937-5688

6595-40

New Westminster

NEW WEST West End, Fully furn 1 BR, $525 incls utils, Avail Now, n/s, n/p. Refs. 604-970-2496

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY DEER Lk area new spac 1 BR ste, new appls own w/d, nr amens. $1050 inc utils/cbl/net. N/p, n/s. Mar 1. 604-294-9830

BBY East , 2 BR grd lev, 1100 sq ft, radiant heat, share w/d, near school & bus. $850 + utils. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Suits family 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318 BBY FURNISHED 1BR +den 1000sf, lge liv room, ins utils, nr BCIT/Metro Twn. $1000 for 3 person family, 2 students $550 each. ns/np. Mar 1. 604-779-0414 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR New Spac bsmt ste, $850. shared w/d, n/p, n/s, Immed. 604-338-9101

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

BBY, Metrotown. Bachelor suite. Ns/np. $595 incl hydro. Mar 1. 604-434-5310 or 778-549-2434 BBY, N. SFU area. New, lrg 2 BR bsmt. 5 appls. Priv. lndry, radiant heat, prkg. Ns/np. incls hydro. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 BBY NORTH 2 BR bsmt, microwave, w/d, utils incls, cbl not incls, $900. ns/np. 604-299-0617

ANMORE. 2 BR + den. 1,250 sf. 5 appl, skylights. Painted. Quiet, big yrd. Garage. Nr Buntzen Lake & bus. $1,600/mo. 778-688-6622

BBY CDN Way: 2 BR Coach House, w/d. Mar 1. $1400 + 75% utils. Call 604 562-1070

BBY NORTH, Bach $700 avail now. 2 BR, $875 avail Mar 1. N/P. 604 760-1952 or 604 771-5626 BBY, S. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. N/s, N/pets. $850/mo + utils, Avail now, refs. 604-727-7562 BELCARA WATERFRONT 1 BR ste with warf & dock, laundry. $1000 incls utls. NS/NP. Avail Apr 1. 604-936-8205

COQ, Como Lake, 3 BR, f/bath, cozy f/p, 4 appls. Ns/np. Mar 1st. Nr bus & schools. 604-785-1699

COQ, 1 BR ste, open kit, nr Douglas Coll, bus & schl, $750 incls cbl & net, 778-896-6114

COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail Mar 1. Call 604-785-1699

COQ AUSTIN Hgts 2 BR bsmt share w/d, own storage, deck, prkg, $850 incls all utils. Mar 1. N/P & N/S. 604 936-3939

NW, 4 BR, 2 f/bath, 1 level, cov’d carport, N/S, across skytrn /bus, nr schls/shops, suits family. $1850 + utils ref’s 604-522-7520.

NEW WESTMINSTER

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

6075

Bayside Property 604-432-7774

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

604 - 941 - 7721

ROTARY TOWER

25 Clute St, New West Reno’d concrete high rise. 1 BR & Bach. By Royal Square Plaza, Safeway & transit. Rent incls heat, hot water, hydro, cable. 55+ bldg. Contact Ana 778-859-0798

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

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

ROYAL VIEW APTS 1 BR Feb/Mar. Updated & well managed. By Metrotown. N/P. 604 430-0630, 778-995-7787

6565

office: 604- 936-1225

ARBOUR GREENE

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR & 2 BR Apartments Available March 1

Apt/Condos

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

1300 King Albert, Coq

MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,050,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692

6508

POCO Very clean 2 BR side by side duplex, big yard, garden, garage. N/P & N/S. $1150. Now. 604-942-5492 or 778-865-1555

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

COQ, NICE 2 BR g/lvl, 1100 sqft, lrg kitchen, w/d, 2 prkg, nr bus, utils incls, $950. 604-469-0269 MAPLE RIDGE E 3 BR clean upper f/s, d/w, w/d. Nr schls/bus/ amens. $1200. 778-862-3568

M.RIDGE 1 BR grd lev, own w/d, new lam flr/paint, Mar 1. $750 + 1/3 hydro. NS/NP. 604 512-3859 NEW WEST, 1 BR bsmnt ste, $800/mo incls all utils, available now, N/s. Call 604-522-3223

NEW WEST 2 BR g/l ste avail now, close to all amens. $925 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-540-9744

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Suites/Partial Houses

POCO SPACIOUS, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,300/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260

6605

PT MDY. 1 BR, grd/lvl. 900 sf. Full bath, shared w/d. Ns/np. $750/mo incl utils. Mar 1st. 604-727-8210

PT MOODY reno’d lrg 1 BR g/l, sh’d W/D, hrdwd flrs, $800 incls utls/cbl. NS/NP. 604-939-8916

Warehouse/ Commercial

Alarm/Security

Lawn & Garden

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

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

8055

Cleaning

A GIFT OF TIME

House & Office Cleaning

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

Gift certificates available for you & your loved ones

778-840-2421

A Gift Of Time House & Office Cleaning

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

Gift certificates available for you & your loved ones

778-840-2421

EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702 EXP’D HOUSEKEEPER Avail. Reliable, mature. Excel work. Free Est. Refs. 604-782-2479 VICKY’S CLEANING $20/hr, 1 time, weekly, mthly, move-in/out. Green prod avail. 778-822-2498

8060

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

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

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722

A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

7015

Escort Services

★ ALLISON & Nikki ★ Naughty but Nice 604- 657-1670

8075

Drywall

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

8080

Electrical

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

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

8125

Gutters

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

8130

Handyperson

acehandymanservice.ca Pressure washing, rubbish, lawn maintenance. Joe, 604-657-0346 HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842 NO JOB TOO SMALL! 20 yrs exp, Home Repairs & Reno’s. Ref avail. Call Mike 604-376-0912

RedYourHandyman www.red-your-handyman.com • Renos • Flooring • Painting • Decks • Fences • Rubbish Removal Call:

604-290-7033

8155

Landscaping

★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Friendly Family Run Business for over 40 years. 604-240-3408

8073

8160

Lawn & Garden

JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Hedge Trim • Pruning • Lawn Repairs

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

alljobs@telus.net

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum roof • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

8175

Masonry

STONE WORK

Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone.

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 604-500-2426 or 604-455-0740 HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)

Free Est.

942-5394

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

MGA CABINETS & Renovations Specialist: kitchen, vanities, other reno’s. 604 512-3859 / 942-4525

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

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

604-708-8850

BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting 40/ hour Licensed & Insured $

• Local & Long Distance • Seniors Discount

604-787-8061

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 AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832 ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ 3 rooms $250.00 (604) 727-0043

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE Cash FREE Delivery with $0 DOWN oac

AT AUTO CREDIT FAST

Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9125

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1675. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2350, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522 1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

Domestic

1992 JEEP YJ, new rear end & soft top, no rust, 4 cyl std, runs well. $2900 Call 778-847-1512 2001 SATURN SC Coupe $2250 #01-3180 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

1994 TOYOTA 4 Runner $5950 #30332 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332. 604.466.6007

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

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

8220

Plumbing

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

8250

Roofing

GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 604-240-5362

Fully loaded 2001 Acura CL in great condition inside and out, and runs really well.

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

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

SAVE on ROOFING Ltd Reroofing / Repair / New Roof Fully Ins. WCB. 10% disc, Work Gtd, Free Est. 778-319-5001

8255

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

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

COMPLETE HOME RENOS • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basement Suites • Painting

Greg 604-818-0165 FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

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

JENCO CONSTRUCTION Kitchen/Bath Specialist www.jenco-online.info 604-562-5934 604-341-2512 • Small Jobs Ok! Finishing carpentry. lauriescustomfinishing @gmail.com A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

9129

Luxury Cars

9145

Scrap Car Removal

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles.

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

9160

Sports & Imports

1998 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, 5 spd, 145,000 kms, a/c, aircared, good cond $2800 obo. 604-984-7574

2000 HONDA Civic $1950 #00-4624 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

2004 MAZDA 3 Hatchback $8950 #04-1880 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Komp. Coupe, 120kms. 1 family owned, $9,875 (604) 649-5566

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

782-2474

604-518-3673

2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675

2002 Honda Civic, Silver, 5spd, excel. cond., power l/w, lthr, 125k, $6,400. (778) 888-2478

9173

Vans

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

8315

Tree Services

604-761-7175

2001 SUZUKI XLT $5850 #01-8753 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332 604-466-6007

SCRAPPER $ BEST RATES $ THE SCRAP CAR &

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)

Residential & Commercial Renovations

homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

604-RUBBISH

Contracting Ltd

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

• Black on black leather interior • Power everything (seats, mirrors, windows, sunroof) • Heated front seats • 6 disc CD player with bose sound system • Automatic transmission with triptronic shifting • Comes with winter, and all season tires; both in great shape • Air conditioning • 109,000 km • HID headlights • Dual exhaust

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

HOME ADVANTAGE

licensed - Insured - WCB

2004 DODGE Ram 4x4 $10950 #04-3114 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

2001 Acura CL

PLUMBERS

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

2005 PT Cruiser $5950 #05-9160 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

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

604-603-2576

tymerstonework.com

A51

AUTOMOTIVE

J & JAY RENOVATIONS, Flooring, Tiling, Deck & Interior Reno’s, Painting, Handywork, 604-614-9256

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

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

Interior/Exterior Specialist

Drainage

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

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

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

ALARM

8200

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

Mission City, 2620 sf, warehouse space, central location, incl good size office. Info 604-826-9864

HOME SERVICES 8010

8160

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

6620 PT COQ. 2 BR, full bath, shared laundry. $875/mo incl hydro/gas. Avail now. Ns/np. 604-944-1479

Townhouses Rent

HOME SERVICES

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TREEWORKS

15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work Fully Insured www.treeworksonline.ca Call 604 291-7778 or 604 787-5915

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

TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

2003 FORD Windstar $4450 #03-3438 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

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

$$$ Cash for Cars Junk & Scrap Car Removal. Running or not Ask for $25 gift card! 604.440.9933 OR 604.255.3908

BC BEETOWING

9150

2003 PONTIAC Montana, estate sale, lwb, 7pass, f/equip, dvd, air compressor, good cond, new tires/brakes, 109K, $4700, DL serv, 2yr a/care, 604-215-3642

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Services & Repairs

FREE RV DE-WINTERIZING FREE 20 POINT INSPECTION GO-WEST RV (604) 528-3900

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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


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