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AND THEY’RE OFF: Dillan Marsden (right) and his friend Rob got to work setting up signs for BC Liberal candidate Dennis Marsden Thursday afternoon, shortly after Premier Christy Clark called the byelection.

Byelection set for April 19 All three candidates say they have a tough road ahead of them

Stories by Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com It didn’t take long for election fever to hit the Tri-Cities. After five months without a provincial elected official, residents in the Port Moody-Coquitlam riding are heading to the polls. On Thursday, the premier called a byelection for April 19, and shortly after, campaign signs went up all over the riding. With just a four-week campaign scheduled, none of the candidates appear eager to place themselves as the frontrunner. NDP candidate Joe Trasolini said he sees himself as the underdog in the campaign, despite media suggestions he is the candidate to beat. “By no means do I see myself as the favourite,” he said, adding the riding has been a Liberal stronghold for years. The sentiment was similar from BC Conservative candidate Christine Clarke.

“There’s no question we’re the underdog,” she said. Liberal candidate Dennis Marsden acknowledged history, noting sitting governments tend have a poor showing at the polls in provincial byelections. Parties in power have only won two byelections in B.C. in the last 40 years. And as the candidates head out on the hustings, they all say there are plenty of issues locally and provincially on the tops of voters’ minds. Marsden believes employment and the economy are the top issues for residents, followed closely by transportation. He took a jab at one of his opponents, arguing the lines of communication between the City of Port Moody and the provincial government have improved since Trasolini stepped down as mayor, helping pave the way for the approval of the Evergreen Line. Trasolini said he’s heard concerns from residents about affordability, specifically increases to services like ICBC and BC Hydro, and the cost of post-secondary

education. He said transportation is also a big issue in the riding, specifically the Murray-Clarke Connector, noting NDP Leader Adrian Dix is in support of the project. Trasolini also suggested the result at the polls could be a reflection of the voters’ thoughts on the premier and the Liberal government. “Byelections ought to be a message to the government,” he said. Clarke suggested residents are concerned about affordability in the region and are interested in what her party has to offer. “People are responding to this message; they’re feeling it in their own lives,” she said. Clarke also argued the BC Conservatives are the only party opposed to a gas tax or vehicle levy, which have been proposed by Lower Mainland mayors as options to pay for TransLink  CONTINUED ON PAGE 5, see RIDING.

Coquitlam Mounties are saying little about a stabbing last weekend that sent one person to hospital with serious injuries. Though details are limited, The NOW has learned both Coquitlam and Burnaby RCMP were called to the McDonald’s on North Road just before 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, to a report of a stabbing. Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung confirmed four people were arrested, but said they were later released on a promise to appear in court, while one victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Mounties did not release the names of the individuals involved, or indicate if they live in the area or are known to police. Investigators believe the altercation started at a pub earlier in the evening and carried on to the restaurant. Chung wouldn’t say what sparked the incident, noting the investigation is still active. He said investigators did speak to a number of witnesses at the scene, but police are still asking for anyone with information to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2012-7065. Though police don’t believe the general public should be concerned, Chung suggested residents should always be aware of their surroundings, especially late at night.

Teachers plan more job action Extracurricular involvement up to individuals

It’s the end of spring break and Tri-Cities students are preparing to go back to school and into their normal routines. But with the teachers’ dispute still unsettled, it’s unclear how long it will be before things get back to normal in local classrooms. Coquitlam Teachers’ Association president Teresa Grandinetti said come Monday, teachers will be in class and they will be teaching and communicating with par-

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ents, but noted each member will react differently to being legislated to work. Following its annual general meeting on Wednesday, the BC Teachers’ Federation released an action plan in response to Bill 22, which includes a legal challenge of the bill and a vote in April on a further withdrawal of services. Grandinetti wouldn’t say if teachers intend to pull out of extracurricular activities earlier, adding it’s a personal decision for each teacher. “The message I think I’m going to be sending out is things shouldn’t be the same,”  CONT. ON PAGE 5, see BCTF.


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Coquitlam Coun. Terry O’Neill takes issue with Outdoor Recreation Council’s ranking Kendra Wong editorial@thenownews.com A Coquitlam city councillor is firing back after the Coquitlam River ended up on the Top 10 Endangered Rivers list for 2012. The Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia (ORC), an organization dedicated to conserving the province’s natural resources, released its 20th annual Endangered Rivers Report last week. The Coquitlam River, located between Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, ranked 10th behind the Elk River in the Kootenays and Big Silver Creek near Harrison Hot Springs. According to the report, the river is facing excessive sediment loads, most of which is caused by gravel mining and neighbouring developments. “As a result, there continues to be a need for a thorough review of current gravel operations and the strict enforcement of existing environmental legislation,” stated the report. Coun. Terry O’Neill, who chairs the Coquitlam River aggregate committee, called the report “typical for green progaganda groups” and claimed it is not based on scientific fact. “It’s an activist group trying to engage people’s emotions rather than presenting the facts … in order to get public support,” he said in an interview. O’Neill asserted that the sediment loads from  CONTINUED ON PAGE 6, see ORGANIZATION.

The Coquitlam River has been ranked 10th on an endangered rivers list for 2012.

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Attempt to deliver petition fails Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com It was supposed to be a petition to stop potential cuts to Canada’s public broadcaster, but it likely won’t be seen by the eyes of the minister responsible. Local organizers of a group called Reimagine CBC had planned to drop off a petition Thursday opposing any cuts to the CBC at the riding office of Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore, who is also the minister of heritage. But while organizers, who were four members strong, were speaking with the media for a few minutes just prior to turning in their petition at noon, the MP’s riding office suddenly closed. It left organizer Jeannine Mitchell fuming. “This takes it a step down to cowardly,” she told The NOW. Mitchell said she phoned the riding office to let staff

know about the group’s plans, a move she believed was the right thing to do. The NOW attempted to contact Moore’s office, but calls were not returned prior to deadline. The Reimagine CBC group started the petition a week ago over concerns the upcoming federal budget would reveal large cuts to the CBC. Mitchell had planned to turn in a petition that included 26,000 signatures from across the country. She argued the CBC is vital for residents to learn more about Canada. “I just love the CBC,” she said. “I listen to it everyday. I would just hate to see it decimated.” Perturbed by the developments at Moore’s office, Mitchell said she intended to drop the petition off at neighbouring NDP MP Fin Donnelly’s riding office instead. twitter.com/ jercoquitlamnow

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From left, Jeanine Mitchell, Nora Randall, Adel Yazura and Jackie Crossland protest funding cuts they fear will hit the CBC during the upcoming federal budget. Mitchell planned to hand over a signed petition to MP James Moore’s office, but staff at the MP’s office locked the door just before they were ready to enter.

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Noise near mall from generator, not gunfire It likely startled residents living near Coquitlam Centre, but the loud noises coming from the mall Thursday mor-

ning were nothing nefarious. Coquitlam Mounties and Port Moody police were called to Coquitlam Centre around

5:15 a.m. after receiving several calls from residents complaining about loud noises resembling gunshots in the

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aggregate operations have been greatly reduced in recent years. “There has been tremendous progress made and this is a healthy river … It’s easy for an activist group to make political points to narrow it down (when) it’s a much more complex issue,” he said, adding that not all siltation comes from aggregate operations, but also from erosion and landfalls that occur naturally in rivers. However, Mark Angelo, the chair of the ORC, disagrees, arguing the list is an accurate representation of endangered rivers that is put through an extensive six-month selection process. “It’s a snapshot based on observations from a broad spectrum across British Columbia. We hear from people who use and recreate on rivers such as fishermen and paddlers, and we also hear from those who manage rivers (and the general public),” said Angelo. “We’re supporters of factbased advocacy. The list is a fair and balanced assessment.”

“There has been tremendous progress made and this is a healthy river.”

the work of the aggregate committee to reduce sediment levels, but believes more must be done. “The bottom line is that problems with siltation still exist … to say that the Coquitlam (River) doesn’t deserve to be on this list is premature.” Meanwhile, at its meeting Monday, council received the Coquitlam River aggregate committee’s annual report, which includes an assessment of the Partridge, Mantle and Fulawka Creek watersheds and identifies serious drainage issues from rapid urbanization that could potentially affect the Coquitlam River. follow us on

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Base levy on value of vehicle Re: “Stewart not keen on vehicle levy,” Wednesday, March 21. I must take exception to the notion put forward by the mayors to introduce a vehicle levy to finance public transit, in particular a levy based on engine size and consumption. This scheme will again burden many that can least afford it. Let’s not forget that a sizable part of our population is made up of seniors. Being on fixed To The incomes, they are not in a position to regularly buy new vehicles to keep up with technological developments. Many of them are driving older cars, purchased when engines were bigger and consumed more gas. Of course, the same applies to low-income earners. Because of this regressive proposed levy, those least able to afford it will again be asked to carry most of the load. If there is to be a vehicle levy, it should be based on the present value of the vehicle, so that those who can afford to regularly buy high-end cars and SUVs will carry their fair share. Another issue to consider is that TransLink is totally out of control

and should be reined in. When the Port Mann project was first proposed, the existing bridge, which is still in fair shape, was to be twinned. The private partner then proceeded to expand the project to completely replace a perfectly good bridge, because it was in his interest to drive up the project scope. When the private partner dropped out, we should have reverted to the original scope, which would have saved us roughly $300 million to $500 Editor million. So, before TransLink puts their greedy hands deeper into our pockets, they should be subjected to a thorough audit by an impartial party to justify the scope of their projects, how they spend our monies and to identify opportunities for savings. Also, it’s high time TransLink was put back under the control of elected officials, so that the voter, who after all foots the bill for all those grandiose schemes, gets an opportunity to have an input, if only at election time. M. Guenther Port Coquitlam

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n a push to prevent skin cancer, the province has banned people under the age of 18 from using commercial tanning beds. There are a number of tanning salons in and around the Tri-Cities, some of which could be losing a big source of revenue, and some of which likely won’t be affected at all. Responsible salon operators have already noted that professional salons should require parental consent, have certification of industry standard trained staff, and offer cosmetic alternatives to the tanning bed, such as sunless air brushing. Dr. Andy Coldman, BC Cancer Agency vicepresident, warns that getting a tan may be popular among many young people, but research has shown that it can result in potentially deadly skin cancers later in life. Studies have shown that indoor tanning before the age of 35 raises the risk of melanoma — the most deadly type of skin cancer, and also one of the most preventable — by a whopping 75 per cent. In 2012, the BC Cancer Agency has estimated, 966 people in B.C. will be diagnosed with melanoma, and 150 will die of it. One in 69 females and one in 56 males is expected to develop melanoma during their lifetime. And it’s expected to kill one in 413 females and one in 284 males. Despite those statistics, many Grade 12 girls will want to spend hours tanning their skin to a perfect golden hue in time for graduation. By the time grad rolls around in June 2013, it might be obvious who is 18 and who is still 17. A few years later, it might be obvious whose life was saved by the ban — and whose wasn’t. Restricting access to tanning beds for young people will help reduce the risk of cancer later in life. Maybe it’s time to buy shares in self-tan lotions and sprays.

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Gaming is about learning and having fun I much easier to warm up to. Having a touch screen, ’m a big fan of gaming. I can spend so much where buttons can appear and disappear, means that time trying to get through a story while solving the controls only have to appear as needed. This puzzles and knowing that my choices weigh in to prompts more games to be simplified down to that the direction that the story goes. core idea of making decisions and solving problems. I also spend a lot of time trying to show nonI’ll take the game Myst for the IPhone as an gamers what it’s like to enjoy this hobby. It’s well example. Myst is a great game where the known to anyone who’s tried getting main control is tapping where you want others in on the fun that this isn’t so to go and what you want to use on the easy to do. screen. People inexperienced with gaming Try it; it’s a great game where the tend to get frustrated with all the confocus is on solving puzzles and exploring trols, making playing through games the strange environment the game prostressful and unrewarding. vides. At its heart, that’s what gaming It seems like second nature to people is about, and if you can excuse the lesswho’ve grown up with games, with the My Generation than-stellar graphics, it really is a great most common description of it being introduction into what a good game that we just “push all the buttons and Kevin Hartwig should feel like. It’s not just about getwatch what they do.” Why is it that nonting high scores, it’s about being transgamers tend to have much more trouble? ported to another world and interacting with it. I think it’s more like learning a new language If you enjoy playing games on the IPhone, another than any kind of natural skill. Growing up knowing game you should check out is Portal (I’ve known how to do something tricks people into forgetting several people who don’t understand games at all how hard it was to learn; and with games, as with who really got into this one!), which you can find for language, it’s understandably difficult to get used to most of the major game consoles. that way of thinking. It’s a fascinating concept: you have a gun that In a way, new players play games the same way shoots “portals” onto walls that connect two places Google Translate speaks French. together. The game focuses on solving puzzles by These days, the IPhone is making this hobby

using these to get past obstacles. Portal is very interesting, in particular because it takes the control scheme of “first person shooting” and bases the game around learning how “physics” in games work. The game makes a point of making “learning” the most important part of the game. However, if Myst was like a picture book, Portal is like your first chapter book; it’s much harder and you’ll finish it feeling much more skilled as a gamer. Play it when you think you’re ready for the challenge; but remember, it’s all about learning and having fun. People tend to assume that gaming isn’t worth the trouble it takes to get into, but I beg to differ. Gaming is a great activity where thinking is a very crucial part of the experience. Plus, it’s a fun way to develop some practical skills like navigating unfamiliar places or making difficult choices and dealing with the consequences. Even if you don’t think you need to improve that, sometimes it can help just to get away from the stresses of life and save a princess from a dragon. Kevin Hartwig is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary.


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Preserve history Re: “Society eyes permanent museum,” Wednesday, March 21. Henry Ford said history is bunk. So, why not heave what Coquitlam parents and grandparents have left us into the trash heap? Keeping the stuff in a museum is, after all, expensive. Right? Wrong, because before we call up the junkman, there are other issues to consider. First, if we simply discard objects that are charged with meaning from lives lived in our community, we are making an irreversible decision — there is no amount of dumpster diving that will bring those objects back. Second, will fiscal expediency rule all that we do, until we are blind to where we came from? Let’s keep the stuff and preserve it. Let’s have the courage to find out what it might teach us. Doug Rolling Port Coquitlam

This is too much densification Looking over plans for northeast Coquitlam, for adopted versus anticipated housing units, brought to mind several points. As adopted by the city council, the planning department (of which most of the same people still work in Coquitlam), the OCP planning committee (residents, realtors, developers/builders) and Wesbild,

the 2,798 units projected (1,850 single family and 948 townhouses) was to result in a livable strategy and environmentally friendly series of three neighbourhoods (Upper and Lower Hyde Creek and Smiling Creek). I believe Coquitlam received recognition for this vision of livable space in a sensitive environment with fish, as well as various “wild” animals. Space for all. I believe the watershed management study was based on the 2,798 total units. To The So, now the anticipated numbers have a projected increase of 37 per cent overage of units: a total of 2,469 single family and 1,373 townhouses equalling 3,842 units. That amounts to an overage of more than 619 single-family units and more than 425 attached units for a total of 1,044 overage units. The infrastructure was planned for 2,798 units? Coast Meridian Road, thus far, is our only escape for development above Galloway? The anticipated projections are today’s numbers. Can we trust these numbers not to be increased to more than 37 per cent? A total of 1,044 units overage is to take all the single-family homes in Smiling Creek and Upper and Lower Hyde Creek currently built or being built within the next few months and fit those 847 single-family homes again into the three plans as well as adding an

additional 200 more single-family homes. Where are they going to be built? Where is the space? Crowding and densification will be the result. Where is the sustainability and livability of these three neighbourhood areas? The three areas were to have less densification than Partington Creek. If that is the case, then the livability of Partington Creek needs close attention and watching. I believe that the city has done and is Editor doing a disservice to the new folks as well as the current residents of the three neighbourhoods. The new people moving in, whom I have spoken with, had no idea of the future plans for densification. As a matter of fact, I have been told by several that they were told that there would be not much more development in these neighbourhoods. Are they in for a surprise! What happens when animals are crowded into a territory? I believe they fight with each other for space and territory for food. What is going to happen when we continue to crowd people into neighbourhoods in the name of densification? Already, we are having break-ins to our postal mail boxes on Highland Drive and Queenston, and probably other areas as well. Is this a vision of things to come with densification? I have told

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councillors that these sidewalks/ pathways between houses are just waiting for the start of drug deals, shootings and other possible criminal activities. City of Coquitlam: Please get back to the original plan of the OCP and do not approve any more densification for these three neighbourhoods. A 37-per-cent increase in housing units is too much over the original adopted OCP plan. Don’t let all that planning time and energy with input from stakeholders in order to develop livable, sustainable, environmentally friendly neighbourhoods be destroyed by what I see as “greed” by those who have come to Coquitlam to make their money and leave us, the residents, with their results of development. Also, the garbage in and around the mountain has not been dealt with in an expedient manner. If anything, it has increasingly gotten worse. That is what happens when the powers of control are not diligent in their resolve to problem solve. It is easy to visit and then walk away. Actions speak louder than words. Some developers need constant attention and monitoring. We are tucked away in the northeast corner of Coquitlam and easily out of sight and out of mind. Again, I hear council say the words of caring, but the fact is that the site garbage is not being looked after by all developers. Sandra Marsden Coquitlam

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New Mundy playground tests upper-body strength Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com The new playground at Mundy Road Elementary may look like an ordinary place to play, but this is not your average jungle gym. The new playground consists almost entirely of overhead components to develop upper-body strength. The playground will officially open on Wednesday, March 28. The new playground was

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PoCo mayor opens his datebook to public Kendra Wong editorial@thenownews.com PoCo Mayor Greg Moore is on a mission to make his government more transparent and accountable. As part of a new initiative, he plans to publish his monthly calendar at the beginning of each month, revealing who he met with during the previous month. “I think a lot of people understand that the mayor’s office is very busy and wouldn’t mind finding out what the mayor is up to and who he is meeting with,” said Moore. “I thought to myself, ‘Let’s put it online.’” Blog posts will include a list of external events hosted or attended by the mayor’s office, such as meetings with businesses, schools and groups. The list will not include meetings with staff, government or community events.

PoCo Mayor Greg Moore The idea to hold the city more accountable originated with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who began publishing his monthly calendar in 2011. An avid blogger since 2011, Moore hopes the posts will encourage locals to find out what’s happening in their community. “Something I’m continually trying to work on is engaging (taxpayers) in the conversation about what’s happening with their local government. A blog may be a good way to

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fitness has helped me back onto my feet and back into the kinds of activities that I used to do,” he said. “I think all of us can do a little bit better when we put some effort into it. Sometimes we focus on what we can’t do and it’s important to figure out what you can do … I want to make sure that I push the envelope a little bit.” While he hasn’t decided on a fitness routine yet, Stewart wants to include low impact work on the elliptical machine, swimming and walking up to three times a week. At the end of the 90-day challenge, he hopes to make it up the Coquitlam Crunch. “I’ve done a little bit of it on numerous occasions,” he said. “It’s a local amenity that I would love to conquer.” Leading a healthy lifestyle

Community Challenge, which began on March 12. Stewart was involved in a car accident in 2003 and a pedestrian accident during the 2011 municipal election campaign, when he damaged his neck and suffered a crushed vertebra. “It took me a long time to get back on the bike, mostly because I had to figure out which technology could help me,” he said in an interview with The NOW. “Exercise equipment will help you move beyond your limitations.” Despite his injuries and physical limitations, Stewart remains positive that he will be able to get back to a regular exercise routine. “Everyone has their own challenges. Mine have been my back injuries … I feel like

Fox theatre hosts concert Maria in the Shower, a four-piece band that plays folk cabaret with a complete performance in the vaudeville tradition, will be performing at the Terry Fox Theatre on Sunday, March 25 during the last Sunday Coffee Concert of the season. Hailing from East Vancouver, Maria in the Shower’s performance includes swing, samba, ballads, rockabilly, blues, gypsy soul and storytelling. The band has shared the stage with Buffy Sainte-Marie, Fred Penner, Veda Hille, Tanya Tagaq, Ken Whiteley, Jim Byrnes, Geoff Berner, Jason Webley, Cadence Weapon, Frazey Ford, Digging Roots, Vagabond Opera, Bernard Adamus and many others. Sunday’s Coffee Concert will kick off with a performance by the Leigh Square Children’s Glee Club at 1:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door, and cost $10 and $5. Kids get in for free. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and refreshments will be available after the show.

will benefit the community in the long run, he added. “We’re an aging society, and as we age we’re going to have a much better quality of life if we’re fit. There are some real opportunities to take charge of the quality of our own lives.” Stewart hopes other Coquitlam residents will join him in the challenge. “It’s going to be good for us as a community and I would love to see members of our community jump on the bandwagon and see what we can do together,” he said. Registration is open until Wednesday, April 25, and interested participants can have their body mass index measured between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Innovative Fitness, located at 11-400 Capilano Rd. in Port Moody.

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Why add urea to a car? Dear Tom and Ray: “Can this be true, or are my wife and I just gullible? Our dealer claims that we need to add ‘urea’ to our BlueTec 350 Mercedes engine. With 21,000 miles on the car, we have spent almost $200 with the dealer to add this ‘urea.’ Why? What is its purpose? Are we being taken for the ultimate luxury-car ride, or is this a legitimate cost?” — Dan TOM: Doesn’t urine have urea in it? RAY: Yes, but only at about 1/10th of the concentration the car requires. So you can’t recommend that Dan simply  CONT. ON PAGE 17, see UREA.

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mall cars have always been a “staple” in Asia and Europe but they still play somewhat smaller roles here in North America (no pun intended). Higher fuel prices and sticker shock on larger models, however, has seen interest grow in subcompacts, with the introduction of new offerings such as the Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 and recently, the updated Toyota Yaris. That said, compared to Europe where nearly every manufacturer has one or two compacts in their portfolio (not counting sub species), in our neck of the woods, there still isn’t a great deal to choose from. Nissan is betting that if one factor can shift people’s mindset, it’s the price. As a result, the Nissan Versa (at $11,798) currently competes with the Hyundai Accent as the most affordable mainstream car on the market.

Design

For those used to the boxy 2007-11 Versa sedan, the new comes as quite a dramatic departure (the old style hatchback version soldiers on, at least for now). From some angles it looks like a scaled down Altima, with bulging fenders and almost coke-bottle contours, which is probably a good thing. Nissan has been making a big fuss over the 2012 Versa’s interior room and, indeed, with an overall volume

The 2012 Nissan Versa retails for $11,798. of 2,548 litres (90 cubic feet), it ranks as having one of the most capacious cabins in the sub-compact class, with ample front and rear legroom. As for the trunk, it’s also quite capacious by sub-compact standards, able to swallow some 419 litres (14.8 cubic feet) of luggage.

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Well this is probably relative; nobody is likely to buy a 2012 Versa sedan based on performance. The only engine available at present is a 1.6-litre, dual overhead cam fourcylinder. It is indeed a variation of that used in the old Versa, though a dual inject-

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or system for each cylinder. Designed to improve fuel atomization and hence promote better combustion, resulting in more power and better fuel economy, it’s rated at 109 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 revs. Two transmissions are offered on the 2012 Versa sedan, a five-speed manual or Nissan’s Continuously Variable unit. The five-speed is reasonably slick shifting and, in our opinion, the best of the two options, at least in terms of driving involvement, allowing you to make better use of the engine’s power band. The CVT, by contrast, although improved, thanks to a secondary box

that houses a set of planetary gears and a wider ratio, still feels sluggish, though a little better than before, especially on steeper inclines. In terms of fuel economy, the Versa isn’t all that impressive by modern standards. We noted some 9.4 L/100 km (25 mpg) in the city, and 6.9 L/100 km (34 mpg) on the open road, noticeably less than the 6.0 L/100 km (39 mpg) Nissan touts in advertising. Although Nissan’s new corporate V-car platform underpins the 2012 Versa sedan, in terms of engineering, its pretty much standard small car stuff: unibody construction with a MacPherson strut front suspension and a solid beam axle out back. With only 15-inch wheels and tires available, the car delivers noticeable lean through the corners and the electrically assisted steering doesn’t exactly deliver a great deal of feedback. In fact, the 2012 Versa feels noticeably less sporting to drive than its predecessor and definitely lags behind cars like the Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 and Honda Fit, but then again, they’re quite a bit more expensive.

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Garlic cloves will fit in well with all the plants you mention and may “I have some snow peas from protect some against aphids and last year’s harvest and I started slugs. The garlic bed in my garden to soak them in mid-February is the only place where slugs never and they are beginning to sprout. venture. But garlic needs a sunny Should I put them in potting soil spot to produce well. If it’s barely until they develop leaves or leave surviving in semi-shade, it can still them in the water until I can Branching Out deter pests from attacking neighplant outside in the garden? When bouring plants. But if you want to should I plant them outside?” Anne Marrison harvest really good, large garlic Ay-Hwa clusters, it should be planted in a sunny spot. Port Coquitlam I might mention I’ve found garlic a good companion for carrots. They don’t shade or You should plant them outside right away crowd each other’s space and the garlic smell because peas sprout best in cool conditions. seems to deter the carrot rust fly. Don’t leave them in water. They’ll grow briefly and then rot. “Could you please advise me if buying the compost for my lawn and gardens sold by the Further e-mail: City of Vancouver is good? If not, what would “I did not know seeds would rot if left in you suggest?” water. I presume this applies to all other seeds Bill Stott including beans, even when they have not Vancouver sprouted.” Eventually they’ll rot sprouted or unsprouted. The length of time a seed can be left in Compost from the City of Vancouver is an excellent material. Its big advantage is that the water varies for different species. Vegetable process used to make it develops more heat seeds should never be soaked for more than 48 than most gardeners can achieve with home hours and for pea and bean seeds, 24 hours is composting. This means city compost is well plenty. Many gardeners prefer 12 hours. But broken down and weed-free. some shrub and tree seeds can be left for sevBut it’s not 100-per-cent organic. City eral days. Seeds that have sprouted and are left in water will grow for a short time then die. If compost is made out of green waste from city seeds are soaked too long the plants can have streets and gardens where not all gardeners are organic. Another point is that the process problems adapting to soil. This also can happen can’t separate out very small pieces of extranto cuttings sprouted in water.

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Port Moody Public Library hosts family fun nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Preschoolers will make crafts and listen to stories. Parent participation is required and all families are welcome. No registration fees. Info: 604-469-4635.

Fraser Valley Bead Show comes to the Executive Plaza Hotel at 405 North Rd. in Coquitlam from 2 to 8 p.m. Watch free demonstrations and find exclusive beads and jewelry. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Admission is $7. Children under 12 are free. Show continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to Terry Fox Library hosts a meeting of the 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. Coffee Mug Club book club, from to 5 p.m. 7 to 8 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. Royal Canadian Legion Branch in PoCo. Members are currently 133 hosts live entertainment by reading Our Lady of the Forest by The Skoundrels, as well as the David Guterson. New members events@thenownews.com chance to win a turkey or ham for are welcome. Info: 604-927-7999. Easter dinner, at 4 p.m. at 2675 Eagle Ridge Hospital hosts the Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Info: auxiliary spring bazaar, featur604-942-8911. ing floral arrangements, crafts, sewing and knit and crochet items from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Proceeds will be used for the purchase of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts equipment and patient comfort items. free bingo at 1 p.m. at 2675 Shaughnessy St., Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911. small stamp auction in the McGee room of the MONDAY, MARCH 26 Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, 630 Poirier Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts St. in Coquitlam, at 7 p.m. Info: paperdrive@ a game of hand and foot at 1 p.m. at 2675 gmail.com Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911. SHARE Alcohol and Drug Program offers an education session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on TUESDAY, MARCH 27 the second floor of 2615 Clarke St in Port Port Moody Public Library hosts a famMoody. The topic is Stage II: Recovery — Life ily fun night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the in the Future. Everyone welcome. ParkLane Room. Preschoolers should be 2-1/2 THURSDAY, MARCH 29 to six years old, and siblings are welcome to attend. Parent participation is required. All Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 families are welcome, including ESL and newhosts Texas hold ’em at 7:30 p.m. at 2675 comers. Registration is not required for this Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911. free, drop-in program. The library is located at 100 Newport Dr. City of Coquitlam hosts John Furlong, Bulletin Board CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and THE NOW publishes Bulletin Board notices Paralympic Games, as part of its leadership speaker series, at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen 10 days prior to events and meetings. To Cultural Centre. Tickets, which cost $25 each, submit, include the name of the group, are available at the Evergreen box office. type of event as well as the location, date Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts and time and contact information. E-mail free bingo at 1 p.m. at 2675 Shaughnessy St., to events@thenownews.com. ■ PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911.

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Express down to best of three with Kings Coquitlam Express captain Alex Petan erased the postseason goose egg in grand fashion Tuesday, scoring twice in the span of two minutes to help lead the Coquitlam Express to a 4-2 victory over Powell River. The win knotted up the best-of-seven playoff series at two games apiece, with Game 5 slated for Thursday after NOW deadlines. Petan’s pair of tallies were a much-needed wake up call for his club, which conceded the game’s opening tally for the fourth straight contest. In fact, the Express found themselves down 2-0 before the game was 10 minutes old. “The first goal definitely felt pretty good and loosened me up a little bit,” Petan said. “It looked like some of the guys were getting a bit down after they scored that second goal. It kind of deflated us a bit. But we still stuck to our plan, and we just kind of lightened up in the intermission and came back hard.” Outside of Petan’s pair, the Express got goals from Cody Michelle and Alexander Kerfoot, who notched his third of the postseason at the nine-minute mark of the third period. Coquitlam netminder Khaleed Devji made his second straight start and was monumental in the Express nets, turning aside 48 of 50 shots. “I had a feel for [playoff hockey] last year, so it wasn’t too hard to get back into it,” Devji said. “I just tried to focus and play my game. After those first two goals, I just tried not to think about it and just go out there and do what I can.” Despite evening up the series, Express coach Jon Calvano still sees holes in his team’s game. “You can be pleased with the win, but not happy,” he said. “Obviously it’s great that we tied the series up, but I’m not extremely happy that we’ve had terrible 10-minute starts and that we’ve given up the first goal every single game in the series. We’re playing with fire.”  CONT. ON PAGE 31, see PETAN

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Port Moody’s Doug Brown called it a day Wednesday, retiring from CFL football after an illustrious 11-year career with Winnipeg.

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Port Moody native regarded as one of the greatest defenders of his generation worth of gridiron pursuits and how the former defensive tackle hopes he’ll be remembered. sports@thenownews.com “I don’t really think about what my legacy will be,” he said. “I guess I’m someone who people can always take at face value. I’ve always been honest rom Buffalo and Washington to eventually about my thoughts and opinions as a football player. landing in Winnipeg, Liz Brown has spent the And I’ve tried to be a guy who had a work ethic that better part of the last two decades watching showed that I valued every opportunity and every her son act as a “human torpedo.” On Wednesday, there was some semblance of relief play that I experienced on the football field.” Brown’s football career got underway in earnest for the long-time Port Moody resident, as her son when he was first signed to the Buffalo Bills’ Doug walked away from an 11-year CFL practice roster in 1997. career that will virtually guarantee He moved south to Washington one him a spot in the league’s Hall of year later and played 20 games over Fame somewhere down the line. the course of the next two seasons “I just thank God that he’s a big with the Redskins. boy, he worked out hard and that Fast forward to 2001, and the he didn’t have to have any surgerformer first-found pick of the Calgary ies,” Liz said Wednesday. Visit www.thenownews.com for a gallery Stampeders wasted little time in “It’s not an easy game and you’re of Doug Brown’s CFL career. putting his stamp on the Canadian contributing your body for entertaingame, earning the Most Outstanding ment somewhat. You’re watching these Canadian player award in his inaugural season. games sometimes and you wonder, ‘Is my son going Brown would go on to be named runner-up for that to be able to stand up?’” award in both 2006 and 2007, and practically made Flanked by team personnel, friends and teama second home on both league and divisional all-star mates, Brown let the league’s worst-kept secret out teams: seven CFL all-star nominations (2001, 2002, of the bag Wednesday afternoon, as the Port Moody 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) and eight division native officially ended his career after 15 seasons all-star nominations: (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, split between the NFL and CFL’s Winnipeg Blue 2009, 2010, 2011). Bombers. Brown leaves the Blue Bombers in second place In an interview from his Winnipeg home on the club’s all-time tackles list with 429, and is Wednesday, Brown reflected on his two decades

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third on the club’s all-time quarterback sack list with 52. Perhaps his most impressive stat, however, is the fact that he only missed 12 games due to injury over his 15-year career. “I’ve been a part of some great defences, some defences that really made their mark in the CFL,” Brown said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be under the instruction and guidance of a number of fantastic head coaches and defensive coordinators, and along those lines, I’ve been part of the mix of some outstanding defensive players in the CFL.” It’s that tie to his tutelage that brought Brown to Wednesday’s decision. The 37-year-old Port Moody Senior Secondary graduate made a pact with the Blue Bombers’ late defensive coordinator Richard Harris that the two would walk away from the game together. Harris died suddenly last year of a heart attack, prompting Brown’s decision to be set in stone. “He stayed here because of his ties to the community and because of his promise to me. We had a pact,” Brown said. “I had an opportunity to forever tie my tenure in Winnipeg to his, and I definitely had to live up to it [Wednesday].” Interestingly enough, football didn’t necessarily look as though it was in the cards for Brown at a young age, as his teenaged focus happened to lie in the world of rugby. Brown represented Canada at both the under-17  CONT. ON PAGE 31, see BROWN GOES OUT ON HIS OWN.

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minutes later. Tiarnan King, however, missed the spot kick and from there, the frustration began to mount. Still down 1-0 at the half, PoCo was faced with a Langley formation that saw 10 players aligned in a defensive formation to preserve the lead. Not only did Langley protect that lead, but they built on it, adding two more as the second half progressed into its latter stages. King would notch the lone PoCo marker late in the match to move the score to 31 in its dying minutes. “We had 17 straight wins, and subconsciously they just weren’t prepared for adversity. They thought to themselves, ‘It’s going to come,’ and of course, it didn’t — it kept getting worse. And then each time it got worse, the guys got more pissed off and ended up getting really frustrated.” PoCo gets back on the horse this weekend, when they host Peace Arch in the League Cup finals.

Stories by John Kurucz sports@thenownews.com Despite its best efforts to the contrary, PoCo FC proved itself to not be exempt from the age-old adage that all good things must come to an end. The Fraser Valley Soccer League side dropped its Pakenham Cup semi-final match 3-1 to Langley United last Saturday, representing the club’s first loss since last fall. “That’s the 28th game we’ve played and the first time we’ve given up three goals, the first time we’ve been beaten in 90 minutes — and it was fully deserved,” said PoCo FC coach Thomas Mills. “We made mistakes and every mistake cost us. They lived on the edge and they got it done. Full credit to Langley.” Langley got on the board early to give the home side a 1-0 edge, though PoCo was awarded a penalty kick — and a new lease on life — two

Swinging sticks in PoCo The Poco Men’s Baseball League will be holding its annual new player evaluation session April 1 at Thompson Park in Port Coquitlam. The PMBL has been operating for close to two decades in the Tri-Cities area, with nine teams fielding games in Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge from mid April to early September. Though the league is designed for players 30 and up, new players can be 29 years of age as long as they turn 30 in 2012. The April 1 evaluation session gets underway at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at Thompson Park. See www.pocomensbaseball.com for more info.

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Chiefs bow out of postseason When your top six suddenly becomes a top three, it doesn’t take a statistician to figure out what’s bound to come next. The Vancouver North East Chiefs were on the losing end of that scenario last weekend, as the major midget hockey club bowed out of playoff contention after a two-game sweep at the hands of the Cariboo Cougars. The Chiefs lost by scores of 6-2 and 4-1 after a pair of road games in Prince George last week, and the numbers game did them no favours. Coquitlam-based defenceman Viktor Dombrovskiy quit the team two days before the playoff series, while fellow rearguard and PoCo native Nicco Marconato was injured on the second shift of Saturday’s 6-2 loss. A day later, Port Moody defenceman Aaron Schur fell victim to injury in the

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haven’t had enough experience to even know what cute looks like.” Saturday’s opener saw the Chiefs get tallies from Colley and Coquitlam product Jeff Wight. A day later, the lone source of offence came from Coquitlam’s Jamie Waddington. “Prince George has a good team and they played well against us, but I thought we hadn’t done some of the things that had brought us success recently,” Menard said. “We all agreed on that.” Last weekend’s losses ended a season that saw the Chiefs finish third in league play on the weight of a 23-13-4 record. “The boys played hard this year and I’m not disappointed at all with how the boys played,” said Menard, who’ll likely return as coach next year. “I don’t think there was much else that we could have done.”


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and u-19 levels and didn’t play competitive football until his Grade 12 year in high school. “He tried it one year when he was about 12, and that was the end of it,” said Brown’s father Eric. “He really got into rugby and he was playing a lot of hockey and soccer. Rugby was probably how he got into [football] and I think it really took off once he got to SFU.” Brown’s tenure at SFU began in 1992 and came full circle last month when he was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame. He garnered SFU’s athlete of the year award in his graduating year, an award coveted by his mother as his greatest accomplishment to date. “We always stressed that education was

first and sport was second. But it was still a matter of having do his work, whether it was football or with school. I couldn’t believe that he won,” Liz said. Yet for all his accolades and awards, the biggest prize of all eluded Brown on three separate occasions. His last moments on a football field came in BC Place last November, as Brown’s swan song saw the Lions down the Blue Bombers 34-23 in the Grey Cup final. “I’ve had a lot of second places in my career, a lot of silver in my war chest,” Brown acknowledged. “Granted, it was my end all be all goal to help restore the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to their prior legacy of being such a dominant championship team, but at the same time, I have absolutely no complaints because of the connection I’ve had with the fans and

the experiences and events I’ve been able to go through with this football club.” With his career now in the rear view, Brown will likely segue into media life, continuing with his column in a local Winnipeg newspaper and his radio show in the Manitoba capital as well. A guest spot on TSN is also in the works, as are plans to remain in the game — whether it’s at the pro or amateur level — in a coaching capacity. “Doug always said there’s three ways to leave, and the best one is the way he’s going: it’s under his terms and he’s healthy,” Eric said. “The other two, of course, are going out because of injury or being cut. He’s had 15 years of pretty brutal punishment to the body and he’s come out of it well. I want to keep it like that.”

“Our guys seemed to be getting focused before the games, we look good in warmTuesday’s series-tying win ups and they’re all talking came on the heels of a draabout the right stuff. But for matic 3-2 overtime victory whatever reason, when we one night before. However, get on the ice it’s been much like Game tough. It could be 4, the Express nerves, maybe found themthe guys don’t selves playfeel the desing catchup peration.” before the Game 6 game was Visit www.thenownews.com for a gallery goes tonight even five of Coquitlam’s Game 3 playoff win. (Friday) at minutes old. 7 p.m. at the “We’ve had Poirier Sport and meetings with our Leisure Complex. captains and our coaching If needed, Game 7 will staff as a whole and we’re trybe played Saturday night in ing to figure out why that is,” Powell River. Calvano said.  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29.

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CABINET JOURNEYMAN or third/fourth year apprentice needed for busy cabinet shop. Duties include cutting custom cabinets, ordering materials and general shop maintenance. Commercial and residential experience mandatory, as well as the ability to read and interpret shop drawings. Some training will be provided. Wages will depend on ability and experience. Benefits are provided after 3 month probationary period. Please send your resume by fax to (250)785-9515 or Email: cabgall@pris.ca. Professional references required.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy and charisma ride high now, but you’re still restrained by delays and indecision until April 4. So nurture ongoing projects and relationships, or dig into and reprise the past. Your money luck is double-high for one more week (especially Sunday/Monday) then it declines to merely “high” until June. Collect past-due bills, fulfill back orders, etc. If unemployed, contact past employers. Midweek fills with short-distance travel, paperwork, casual meetings. Thursday onward highlights a major, decade-long “revision” of your status/career prospects: retreat, think. Taurus April 20-May 20: Lie low, retreat, rest, contemplate. Old friends might reconnect: welcome them. You still feel romantic toward someone, but barriers (the main one being indecision) stop you. From mid-April onward, those barriers dissolve. Be patient, all will work out for the best. You’re undergoing a pretty major change, so give it time to settle in before you act. (Don’t start anything major in any area before April 4.) Your energy gets a nice boost Sunday/Monday. Midweek brings money themes – contain impatience, temper. A “fear” will soon disappear. Friends, trips, talks arrive late week. Gemini May 21-June 20: Hopes can come true, especially if they’re old, perhaps abandoned ones. Avoid starting new projects/relationships before April 4. A former career role or interface (confrontation?) with authorities might return. You are blessed in government, quiet and solitary pursuits now, especially Sunday/Monday, when you feel tired and contemplative. However, life is vibrant; it nudges you toward social joys, groups, entertainment and light flirtations. Welcome these, DON’T crawl into the hole of self-pity. Your energy and charisma rise midweek. Changes loom in money, investments, and sex.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Don’t start a major project or relationship before April 4. That said, do be ambitious – show your best face to management and higher-ups, work hard, seek recognition – and protect your reputation, because it appears some might try to oppose you and your position this week. Your hopes, optimism and popularity rise Sunday/ Monday. A sweet wish might come true involving a friend/lover. Retreat for a rest midweek (to Thursday eve) – be spiritual, charitable. Restrain your temper Tuesday. Your energy and charisma return Thursday eve to Saturday – step cautiously, but get your way. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Avoid new starts before April 4. Do grasp something if it comes back from the past, such as an investment, money opportunity, or desired lifestyle change. (But avoid someone who wants you to collude or pull a fast one.) A sexy friend might return. Higher-ups continue to favour you, and might grant you some special honour, praise or promotion, especially Sunday/ Monday. Your optimism, popularity and general joy rise midweek – a Gemini might be involved. Retreat quietly Thursday eve to Saturday – rest, contemplate events. The whole week accents law, travel, intellectual pursuits. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Start nothing new before April 4. The general accent lies on finances, investments, lifestyle changes, sex, subconscious urges and temptations, secrecy and investigation. Strictly avoid extramarital shenanigans. You easily see the wise (ethical, legal) course of action – follow it. You are blessed in international relations, higher education, legal affairs, publishing and cultural involvements through mid-June. This providence has been especially available through March, and continues high Sunday/Monday. Midweek accents ambitions, reputation: careful. Romance transforms.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Start nothing new before April 4. That might be difficult, as the whole current of life now lifts opportunities and relationships your way – but let these be ongoing ones, or returnees from the past. For two years, you have “turned off” potential partners by your sober, unenthusiastic mood – probably a good thing! Your grey mood will last until October, then might be followed, swiftly, by a natural, loving (and marriage-prone) affair. But for now, you have to establish your place in the world (as late week shows). Sunday/Monday offer investment – or sexual – success. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Don’t start any new projects or relationships before April 4, especially in social, sexual, investment or romantic zones. (Ongoing) relationships bless you to mid-June, but especially before April 3, and particularly this Sunday/ Monday. You’ll trigger luck and rewards if you blend, merge, co-operate, love. (But again, not with brand new people and their projects.) Midweek excites your investigative, financial, power-oriented and sexual urges, but caution is wiser than impulse. Work is changing – a peak here Thursday. Mellowness helps you float through irksome problems late week. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Avoid starting new projects or relationships before April 4. Delve into work and health concerns Sunday/Monday – a lucky outcome is almost guaranteed. But guard your tongue and temper Tuesday to Thursday (especially Thursday) when irritations occur. Be co-operative; others hold the aces. Your money situation is undergoing deep, long-range changes, through 2025 – this week brings one of the four “yearly peaks” in this zone. Otherwise, this is a romantic, creative and pleasure-filled week. Tackle big finances, lifestyle prospects late week, but commit to nothing new.

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Mar. 25 - 31, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead accent home, security, property, nutrition, stomach, soul, garden, nature and foundations. This is a good time to re-evaluate, to determine who/what you want to abandon, and who/what should accompany you to the future. Rest; your body needs it – and you’ll be glad you did, when a month of adventure, romance, creative surges and joy begins in late April. (These, romance, et al, are very lucky this year – to June. They are sweetly lucky this week, too – Sunday/Monday.) Work, midweek. Relationships, late week. Make no firm decisions or commitments before April 4. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead feature communications, short trips, casual friends and light, busy chores. Double-check schedules, make lists, etc. Start no new projects, especially in money zones, before April 4. You’re very lucky in real estate, family therapy, and security/soul matters before mid-June. One of the peaks of this luck will come late April into May, but another peak comes this Sunday/Monday. Midweek features romantic and creative urges, adventure and pleasure – but take care Tuesday, when impulsiveness reigns. Beware gossip-producing situations. Tackle chores late week. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Start nothing new and important before April 4. You are very indecisive now (or should be!) especially about relationships, real estate, security versus opportunity. Best to wait: soon, luck will come to real estate, security zones. The weeks ahead emphasize earnings, possessions, memory, buying and selling, and casual sensual affairs. A money (or sensual) partnership is brewing, but delays advise caution. If you push a person to act, he/she will likely bow out. Short trips and acquaintances please you. Contain impulse and temper midweek. Romance stumbles late week. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-560-1269


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BBY EDMONDS skytrain. Brand New 2 BR condo, 2 bath, Great view! NS/NP. Refs, credit check. Avail now. $1800 604-773-2755 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. 604-908-6316 or 604-816-1412 COQ, LOUGH MALL. Lrg, bright 2 BR, top flr. 1,000 sf. N/p. $950 incl heat, h/w & prkg. Nr Skytrain & SFU. Wanda, 604-939-0944 or Adam, 604-771-7148. Avail now. COQ PRESTIGIOUS - WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW not your average apt but a luxurious 1200 sqft living space. 2 BR, 2 baths, f/p, covered patio, h/w flrs, kitchen is fully loaded with high end appls, solid granite counter tops, enste w/d, cls to shops, bu,s, schools, golf, Avail Apr 1, $1550. 604-469-6990

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

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1470 Po Pl new reno, 4 Br, 2.5 bath 2155sf, garage, lease, n/p, n/s, $2200, NOW, Eric 604-723-7368 (R. P. Realty) 5 BR. 3.5 bath, Anvil Green, 2 kitchens, 2 garage, deck,ns np $2400+util. Now 604-275-2629 BBY 4 BR 2 bath family home 15th - Canada Way. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd for Appointment to view at 604-570-2786 Quoting code P22

COQ 1BR glvl ste, NS/NP, like new, clean, nr Coq Centre, avail April 1st, shr’d w/d, prkg, $725 incls hydro, 604-941-4659 COQ 2BR 1 bath bsmt suite across from Town Centre Park. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd for appointment to View 604-570-2786 Quoting code T07

604.328.9999

COQ, MARMONT/MADORE, 3 BR main floor, reno’d, sh’d w/d, deck, $1,125/mo + utils. N/S, no dogs. Avail Apr 1. 604-937-3534

POCO Larkin Ave Nr Coq Ctr & Schl 5Bdrm,2Ba,1kitch,Reno’d 3000sf Np/Ns 604-728-2882 COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail now or Apr 1. 604-785-1699 MAPLE RIDGE 5 BR hse, 3 lvls, newly reno’d, big yd, wood f/p, $1750. Now. n/p, 604-942-2582 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● LANGLEY - 4 - 20159 68th Ave, TOWNHOUSE, 3bd, bright, quiet, family end unit, garage..$1,488/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49’x171’ lot, Excellent investment in heart of town. Close to all amenities..$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

8010

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $950 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

6565

Office/Retail Rent

Alarm/Security

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

COQ COMO Lake area newer g/lvl 1 BR ste, n/p. Apr 1. $750 inc util. 778-355-7329/778-885-7329

8035

COQ, LANSDOWNE. 1 BR + den. 1,100 sf. Patio. $900/mo + 1⁄3 util. Immed. Ns/np. 604-338-5473

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, house, window, move in/ out cleaning 604-765-8054

8055

COQ WW PLAT Newly Reno’d Bright 3 BR w/out bsmt, own W/D. NS/NP. $1150/mo 604-512-9023

Carpet Cleaning

A Gift Of Time

MAPLE RIDGE E 3 BR clean upper f/s, d/w, w/d. Nr schls/bus/ amens. $1200. 778-862-3568

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

6605

House & Office Cleaning

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.

778-840-2421

EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702 TOO BUSY TO CLEAN? Leave it to us to clean your home or office. $27/hour. 604-362-0962

Townhouses Rent

8058

COQ 2 BR townhouse, $970, small yard, hw & parking incl, 1,200 sq.ft, quiet complex, no pets, call 778-316-4777.

Computer Services

604 939-0944

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

RIVERS INLET

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.

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

Computer & Laptop Repair 1071-D Austin Ave FREE CHECK. HIGH QUALITY. FAST REPAIR. Call NOW: (604) 936-8081

604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

8060

BBY 1 BR ste, Canada Way & 14th Ave, $750 incls utils, no w/d NS/NP. Av Apr 1. 604-777-2455 BBY 15AVE/4TH St. BRAND NEW 1 BR g/l ste. $800 incls utls/ cbl. Apr 1. NS/NP. 604-524-0950

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6510

Co-ops

PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 BR. Shares req’d. $1050-$1134/mo. Nr bus & schools. 604-465-1938

6525

BBY, EDMONDS. 7471 Vista Crescent. Large 2 BR, grd/lvl. Priv ent & alarm. Vaulted 9 foot ceilings! Ns/np. $1000/mo + 1⁄3 utils. Nr bus, Skytrain, schools, laundry & shops. Avail Apr 1. 778-891-8944 or 604-521-8990 BBY, LRG 2 BR g/lev ste, newly painted. $900 incls utls/cable & sh’d W/D. NS/NP. 604-517-2140

Garages

N. West Auto Shop, 1860 sf with office, bath, paint rm, new furn. $1600/mo + utils. 604-922-4390

BBY, N. SFU area. New, big 2 BR bsmt. 5 appl, own laundry, radiant heat, prkg. Ns/np. Includes hydro. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043

*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re

Escort Services

Amanda & Kim 604-721-2270 2 is better than 1 **Double your Pleasure**

CALL 604 525-2122

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

7015

All Your Concrete Needs

@

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722

CONCRETE WORK of any kind. Third generation. Call Mike at 604-945-8717 cel 604-318-3649

view ads online@ http://www.thenownews.com

www.Stonebridgeom.com

604-802-6722 FCE ELECTRIC • Construction • Renovations • Maintenance 604-861-2647

# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774

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

Excavating

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs

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

8075

Gutters

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

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842

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

604-290-7033

Kitchens/Baths

Complete Home Renovations Kitchens & Bathrooms Greg • 604-818-0165 Reno’s & Home Improvements Kitchen & Baths, Tiling, Electrical, Carpentry +. WCB. 604-518-2948

8155

Landscaping

ALLJOBS LAWN & GARDEN For All Your Landscaping Needs. 604-779-6978

* Full Lawn Care Services * Fertilizing & New Lawns * Landscape and Garden Design & Construction * Yard Cleanups

Marc • 604-315-8954

Spring Clean-up. Lawn Contracts. 604-464-8700 or 778-867-8785 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

8160

Lawn & Garden

D J GardenScape ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Lawn Maintenance Power Raking Moss Control Trimming Spring Cleanup Call for our SPRING SPECIALS 604-589-8527 604-771-4636

Dust Free • Free Estimates Affordable Rates!

Call: 604-240-3344

Drywall

MY THREE SONS DRYWALL Renovations, Repairs, Texture. Call Dad 604-780-8560

8125

8150

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

Townhouses

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs Visit Our Website:

8087

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

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

• Electrical Contractor • Residential/Commercial • Advanced Lighting Control

Gift certificates available for you & your loved ones

(Coquitlam Centre area)

WHITGIFT GARDENS

Electrical

AARONS GUTTERS CLEANING & Repair. 2 storey home from $95. WCB BBB 24yr exp 604 655-7858

Cleaning

LOUGH MALL. New, lrg 2 BR. Nr Skytrain, schls, all amens. $900 incl utils. NS/NP. 778-384-7509

POCO, N. 2 BR. Private laundry & entry. Patio, parking, new paint. N/s, n/p. $850/mo. 604-537-2131

8080

ALARM

COQ CENTRE. Big 2 BR. Priv w/d. Nr bus. $1000/mo incl hydro. April 1st. Ns/np. 604-942-5380

NEW WEST. Clean 1 BR, f/bath. Ns/np. Near Skytrain & bus. $650 incl hydro. Immed. 604-525-3554

WWW.EUROARTS.CA

HOME SERVICES

COQ. 3 BR rancher. 5 appl, h/wd flrs, f/yrd, $1650/mo. Nr schools & shops. Immed. 604-913-7785

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

6602

HOME SERVICES CALL THE EXPERTS

Residential and Commercial • Lawn Mowing • Gardening • Power Raking • Hedge Trim • Pruning • Lawn Repairs

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

alljobs@telus.net

Home Services

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HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.

SPRING CLEAN-UP

• Yard Maintenance • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Weeding • Wood Retaining Walls • Lawn Cutting Contracts

Insured • Guaranteed Call JOHN

604-464-8700 778-867-8785

FRIENDLY NEIGHBOUR LAWN CARE I’m a neighbour of yours... Lawn Contracts • Full Service ❏ Weed Control ❏ Create Flower Beds ❏ The Vegetable Patch ❏ Yard Clean-up Call Dan • 604-862-4678 www.fnlc.ca

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

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

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

Magic Star Painting

Spring Specials 3 ROOMS $

299

4 ROOMS $

379

Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832 A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca MARC’S LAWN CARE & Landscaping. Full Lawn Care Services. 604 315-8954

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

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

MY THREE SONS PAINTING & DECORATING Call Dad 604-780-8560

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

HOME ADVANTAGE

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Renovations & Home Improvement

Kitchen & Bath RENOVATIONS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Tiling • Electrical • Carpentry All jobs BIG & small. Licensed • Insured • WCB - Pacific Core -

604-518-2948

RENOS/Additions. Quality work. New Home Construction 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

Contracting Ltd

licensed - Insured - WCB

homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

DAVE ABBOTT Tile & Stone INT/EXT. Install & Repair Specialist! Best Rates. Guar. 778-808-5912 A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

Collectibles & Classics

9125

Domestic

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

1984 PONTIAC TRANS AM, 19,577 kms. 1 owner, new paint No accid. $1700obo 604-395-2778

9125

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

Free Est.

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

45

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

B&Y MOVING

604-708-8850

Low Cost Bathroom Remodeling 604-461-2209 call 7days/wk

BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! • Local & Long Distance • Seniors Discount

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

Starting $40/ hour Licensed & Insured

604-787-8061

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

www.ezgomovers.com

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

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

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

2004 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT 125,000k, green, by owner $5900 obo 604.418.4346 or 467.6602

Bill 604-298-1222

2005 CAVALIER 59,000k’s, 2 dr, 5 spd, stnd, 1 owner, a/c, tilt, am/ fm CD $3100. Ph 604-823-4422

604-524-2177

AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

Luxury Cars

2001 Acura CL

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

8309 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

Roofing

SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD

✔ Licenced & Insured ✔ Excellent References

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

10% Discount off any written quote!

604-317-4729

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

9129

Luxury Cars

9145

Scrap Car Removal

8255

Rubbish Removal

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500

9155

www.chrisdalehomes.com

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

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

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Window Cleaning

Sports & Imports

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, auto, 4 dr sedan, high kms, runs great, white, $4500 firm. 604-538-9257

2004 GMC Envoy XUV, 96,500km silver, 1 owner, V6 4.2L $16,999 A/cared 2013. 604.318.9890

2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4door Automatic 205,000 kms,1 lady owner, mint, pwr wnds/ sunroof, heat seats, roof/bike rack $4,999. Call (604) 983-6967 2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

9160

Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

9173

Vans

1995 GMC Safari van, AWD, well maintained, aircared, loaded, 272K kms $1995. 604-832-3283 2002 DODGE Caravan SE, 3.3L, 105,844km, white, a/c, f/load, exc cond, $4250, 604-988-1253 CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 CIVIC Coupe si, auto, grey, 2 dr, exc cnd, 133K, all pwr, moon roof, $4,500obo. 604-710-9670

9515

Boats

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

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 2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1991 FORD F250, 7.3 deisel ext cab, 198K, incls camperette/hitch, 1 owner, $4900, 604-430-5596 1979 MCI M/H, 40’, new engine, ready to travel of live aboard, pics avail. $59,900. 604-856-2455

1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

1992 JEEP YJ, new rear end & soft top, no rust, 4 cyl std, runs well. $3100 Call 778-847-1512

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,995 obo. 778-242-2018

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.

Tree Services

8335

782-2474

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

Tiling

604-RUBBISH

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

Rubbish Removal

My Three Sons Contracting Ceramic & Porcelain tile installations. Call Dad 604-780-8560

8315

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9129

www.youradvantage.ca

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

8250

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $12,500. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291

Hot Water Tanks, Pipes, Drains, Furnaces, Jacuzzi Installations 24hr Emergency Repairs

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

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

1994 BUICK Park Ave V6, full load, air cared, 114 kms, lady driven, 1 owner $2495 obo. 604-792-6367

1994 FORD Thunderbird, mint 145,000 k loaded, 2nd owner, maroon, $3 700 obo 604-392-3996

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

2008 CHEVROLET Impala 93K $9,100 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

Plumbing

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

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

8255

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

Domestic

942-5394 THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

Roofing

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $26,500. 604-999-4097

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

8200

8250

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 604-500-2426 or 604-455-0740

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Renovations & Home Improvement

www.skyviewroofing1.com

Residential & Commercial Renovations

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

8240

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2002 CHEV Trailblazer Ltd, 7 pass full load,new trans, new snows, $7,700 778-847-1512

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

2001 27 ft Ford Motorhome 450 super duty, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575

2007 SALEM 27 RLSS travel trailer, lge slide, sep bdrm, like new, n/s. $18,500. 604-613-4370 More pics: sideroads@mail.com 2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $19,900 obo. 604-230-2728


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Port Coquitlam youth soccer gets corporate kick!

Local company Euro-Rite Cabinets Ltd. has stepped up to help Port Coquitlam kids get a much needed financial boost to their soccer program. Euro-Rite has become the major sponsor of the Port Coquitlam youth soccer association.

Some of the goals on the league’s agenda are: An allweather field, better lighting, training for coaches and development for players, a new club house, updated equipment and more team tents to keep dry during rainy games. Plus they would like to be able to increase the number of scholarships to players. It is difficult to get the things the league needs to function as well as keep the fees affordable. The league pays over $70,000 in gym and field rentals alone for 1 season. The operating costs eat up the player registration fees. It takes this type of corporate sponsorship for the league to reach their goals. Chris MacKinnon, President and CEO of Euro-Rite Cabinets, Euro-Rite has been in business for 30 years and very proud to give back and help strengthen our community. We believe there are great benefits to youth sports and being part of a team. It’s an exciting time to be involved with the Port Coquitlam FC program and all of us at Euro-Rite sincerely hope our contribution will help the

club achieve some of their goals. Part of Euro-Rite’s contribution includes a $20,000.00 kitchen renovation that is being raffled off by the league. Tickets for the raffle are still available and can be purchased for $5 from any player within the league or from EuroRite Cabinets show room at 1610 Industrial Ave., Port Coquitlam, BC. The raffle will be drawn Saturday, March 31st, 2012 during the league’s annual jamboree at Gates Park. The Jamboree will be held Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st at Gates Park, 1265 Citadel Drive, Port Coquitlam. There will be fun for the whole family - rides, games, food and your chance to win a $20,000.00 kitchen renovation! Purchase wristbands for only $10 which provides access to all the games and rides, plus includes 1 hotdog and 1 drink.

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