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City weighs 6.65% tax hike Port Moody mayor expects homeowners to ‘freak out’ Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com Port Moody residents may want to brace for sticker shock when they open up their tax bills next year. The preliminary city budget is projecting a property tax increase of 6.65 per cent for 2013, to make up for a $1.9million operating budget shortfall. Homeowners can expect to pay $2,837 in total property taxes in 2013 based on the average assessed property value of $531,600. If that figure stands, it’s an extra $117 for the average Port Moody household, which includes an extra $3 in the utilities category for storm drainage services. A further breakdown of the numbers shows the bulk of the shortfall related to an increase in salaries worth $570,000, or 1.93 per cent, and $650,000 in policing costs worth another 2.21 per cent. Other items in the budget shortfall include $143,000 for the Inlet Centre fire hall debt levy, $192,000 for inflation, and $444,000 for operational service priorities. Mayor Mike Clay said he expects residents to “freak out” when they see the number. But he’s quick to put much of the city’s budget woes on  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see BUDGET.

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Fire crews and police were out in force at Aspenwood Elementary Thursday, after flu-like symptoms led to fears of a gas leak or other problem.

Sickness leads to school closure Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com

It was a frightening morning for some students at a Port Moody elementary school after several kids felt ill in a classroom. Emergency crews were called to Aspenwood Elementary just before 11 a.m. Thursday to a report of students and a teacher suffering from flu-like symptoms. In one instance, a child briefly passed out. The entire school was evacuated over concerns the symptoms were brought on by a gas leak or some type of fumes. “There was reason to believe there could have been some noxious substance in the school that was causing

this effect,” said Port Moody fire chief Remo Faedo. However, fire crews determined there was no gas leak or any other possible cause for the sickness. The school was closed for the day, as a hazardous materials team was brought in to perform air tests and clear the building. The school was expected to re-open Friday. In all, six people were taken to hospital as a precaution, including two adults. But the morning’s commotion left some students and parents on edge. Adele Holgate and her daughter Adrienne live just a few doors down from the school. Adrienne said she was heading back to class after recess when the fire alarm sounded.

After being briefed by the principal, she said her class was led outside. The Grade 1 student said she didn’t see anyone getting sick, but admitted she and some of her classmates were scared. “Some were a little bit afraid and some weren’t,” she said. Meanwhile, Adrienne’s mom heard the sirens from home and then noticed the emergency crews at her daughter’s school. Holgate was one of several dozen parents who lined up outside the school waiting to take their children home for the rest of the day. Despite the potential for chaos, she praised the work of both school and emergency officials in their handling of the situation. “They handled it really, really well,”

Holgate told The NOW. While the mom said she isn’t worried about sending her daughter back to school Friday, Adrienne admitted she is a bit nervous. Steve Purdy was carrying his Grade 4 daughter Kiera out of the school following the evacuation. He said the ordeal proved a little overwhelming for his daughter, but she’s OK. Purdy said he was also a bit nervous when he heard the school had been evacuated, but he gave top marks to school and emergency personnel. “It’s a little unnerving, but at the same time I know they’re handling it very well,” he said. And he, like other parents, isn’t worried about sending his daughter back to school on Friday.

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hough the forecast is calling for rain on Sunday, it will be all about the snowflake. Residents from Port Coquitlam and throughout the Lower Mainland are being encouraged to show their support for a new anti-bullying campaign by taking part in the inaugural Snowflake Walk. The walk gets its name from the nickname Carol Todd had for her daughter Amanda, whose high-profile death after years of bullying impacted people around the world. Besides raising awareness of bullying, the walk aims to gather funds for an anti-bullying resource centre and education. Carol Todd will be among the walkers. Amanda’s mother said it’s great that Port Coquitlam has started the campaign and walk, which she suggested would help increase awareness of bullying and its causes. “It’s just a fun way to get people together to start thinking about it again,” Todd told The NOW. She also hopes other cities will start their own Snowflake Walks to bring attention to the issue. Though Amanda was the inspiration for the snowflake and pink colours used in the campaign, her mother said she doesn’t want the walk to become the Amanda Todd walk, noting the city already has the Terry Fox Run. “This is a symbol of what we can do as a community in order to begin to end bullying,” Todd said.

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Natasha Forsberg, left, Holly Pham and Marlo Bourgeois sell snowflake bracelets at Gleneagle Secondary. The walk is part of a major initiative launched in November called the Be Someone campaign. The campaign includes a number of measures to curb bullying, including a first-of-itskind anti-bullying bylaw in B.C. The program will be visible through window decals placed in businesses and public areas alerting young people

that those businesses and community facilities are safe places for anyone who is being bullied. Todd said she’s pleased to see the campaign catching on, noting other cities across the country have requested information packages from the City of PoCo. She added she also gets a warm feel-

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Mice, squirrel infestation at Village Hall Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com The business of running a small city or village usually includes a variety of tasks like handling business or building permits and the occasional requests from the public. But it’s doubtful the staff at Anmore Village Hall thought dealing with a rodent infestation would be on the to-do list. Last week, Anmore council decided to move the municipality’s operations out from the village hall to a temporary trailer because of an ongoing rodent infestation. Mayor Heather Anderson said the pest problems have

been around for years, but got worse this fall after the heat in the nearly 100-year-old building was turned on. At one point, staff caught a half dozen squirrels and mice in the ceiling. She said the village hired an extermination service, but that didn’t work. “The smell got to be so bad we felt it wasn’t appropriate for our staff to be working in that environment,” Anderson told The NOW. “It’s just a bigger problem than what we realized.” So for now, the village will operate out of a trailer right beside the building. The plan is to get a larger trailer in the new year that can house the operations for

up to two years. The cost of the trailer, including the move, will set the village back $117,000 over the two-year period. But that would be small change compared to building a new village hall. Anderson said the price tag on a new hall could be in the $1.5-million to $2-million range. She said the village had no short term plans to replace or renovate the aging hall until this incident. But it’s now a top priority for the municipality. “We need to figure out what we’re going to do and act on it fairly quickly,” she said. Council asked staff to look into the village’s options,

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The SHARE Family & Community Services Society has announced it will host an emergency food drive on Thursday, Dec. 13, as it currently has only one-quarter of the food needed to pack 1,800 Christmas hampers. The food drive is set to run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sunwood Square Safeway at 1003025 Lougheed Hwy. in Coquitlam. The event coincides with the last day of Safeway’s Holiday Food Bank Hamper Drive. Through Dec. 13, Safeway will be giving away Air Miles to shoppers who purchase a prepackaged hamper for the food bank. Shoppers will receive five Air Miles with the purchase of

a $5 hamper, and 10 Air Miles with the purchase of a $10 hamper. In a press release, SHARE says the food bank relies solely on the generosity of the community, and receives no government funding whatsoever. “It’s the community that makes Christmas possible for many individuals and families in the Tri-Cities,” said Martin Wyant, SHARE’s CEO. “We are hopeful donations of food will be coming in soon.” To learn more about how you can contribute to SHARE, see Page A25.

Seniors housing on agenda for public hearing Monday John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com An affordable housing complex for seniors, temporary sales centres at development sites and arcades are among the items Coquitlam residents can weigh in on as part of a public hearing set for Monday, Dec. 10. The affordable housing complex for seniors is planned for 352 Marmont St. and requires a zoning amendment to change the site’s layout — the duplex that’s there now would be converted into seven units. The project would be

funded by BC Housing. The city is also looking to create new definitions around arcades, and the proposed amendments would allow for accessory arcades at movie theatres and indoor children’s play centres. The city will also examine whether to allow temporary sales centres on development sites. The centres would be permitted in all zones — except those used for agriculture and resources — and would be subject to conditions around parking requirements, duration and height. The public hearing starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way.

previous administrations. “We’re paying the price for having unsustainable financial plans in the city for a long time,” he told The NOW, following a finance committee meeting Tuesday night to discuss the budget. He argued the city was growing in doubledigit numbers, and previous councils were relying on that growth to fund the operating budget. Clay suggested when the growth stopped the city didn’t have a plan to move forward in leaner times. “We didn’t have a good sustainable funding model,” he said. “We’re catching up now for a plan that was built on a house of cards.” Clay maintained Port Moody has made strides in some areas, noting the city’s sustain-

able waste-recycling model brought in six years ago, which will essentially see a zero increase this year. He also suggested there could be room to knock off about one per cent of the proposed tax increase in upcoming budget deliberations. The city is also planning to perform municipal service assessments, which are essentially reviews of various departments to see where efficiencies can be found to save money. But Clay noted any trimming of the fat would only be noticed in the 2014 budget. The next steps for the budget include a public participation process set for January, with more budget deliberations and the adoption of the tax rates bylaw by May 2013. Earlier this week, Coquitlam announced it would be putting forward its lowest average tax increase in more than a decade at 3.34 per cent. twitter.com/jercoquitlamnow

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City to intervene in church bell dispute is contravened — excessive noise between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., for example jkurucz@thenownews.com — guilty parties are subject to a $2,000 fine. “We’re not fine-happy,” said Dan Scoones, PoCo’s manager of bylaw services. It’s an issue that has pitted PoCo residents “Some people think it’s like parking illegally, against one another for the better part of a and you get a ticket. [With] nuisance issues, year and, come Monday, council will likely you always try to resolve it and not everybody have to intervene. likes that idea.” The ongoing dispute around the church The issue did appear as though it was close bells at Our Lady of the Assumption Church on to being resolved last summer — the decibel Shaughnessy Street was before the city’s comlevel was capped at 70 and munity safety committee on church officials were only Tuesday in what was an emoto sound the bells tionally charged meeting that “We were hoping that permitted at specific times that noted ran close to two hours. it could be a mass, special events and other “We were hoping that it could be a community solution community solution church activities. But according to Scoones, and not a bylaw,” said Coun. and not a bylaw.” residents reported that the Dean Washington, deputy chair bells were louder than 70 deciof the committee. and seemed to be ringing “That’s kind of disappointing Dean Washington bels without highlighting any parthat it could potentially come Port Coquitlam Councillor ticular event or occasion. to this. It’s going to be a tough In order to not contradict one for council. It’s probably a the Charter of Rights and no-win.” Freedoms, the city has chosen to deal with the Coming out of that meeting was a series issue by going after the sound levels only. of recommendations that will be debated by “We think volume is the big irritant in this council on Monday, Dec. 10. case,” Scoones said. The motion will include restrictions around “We are suggesting that we deal with that in how loud and how often the bells will ring the first instance and that we don’t make an — staff’s proposal would restrict the sound of attempt to talk about when you’re ringing, or the bells to 55 decibels between “7 a.m. and 11 p.m. on any day or 45 decibels between 11 p.m. how long for, or for what purpose.” Monday’s meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on the following day.” at Port Coquitlam City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Currently, the ringing of church bells is St. exempted under the city’s noise bylaw. twitter.com/johnkurucz In other instances when the noise bylaw

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HURT IN A CAR CRASH WHILE WORKING? WCB OR ICBC? Say you, a delivery truck driver, were injured in a rear-end accident while working. You’re covered by WorkSafeBC, and the driver at fault in the accident has ICBC liability insurance. Should you look to WorkSafeBC for recovery, or are you better off seeking compensation from ICBC? That depends. But first, be aware that you may not have a choice. If the driver at fault was also working at the time and is covered by WorkSafeBC, you can only get workers compensation. That’s because section 10 of the Workers Compensation Act prohibits suing in court for damages (compensation) – sometimes called the “worker-on-worker” bar. But if the other driver wasn’t working, you have a choice. You can collect WorkSafeBC benefits, or you can take legal action against the at-fault driver (who will be defended by ICBC). It makes a difference how you choose. For example, with WorkSafeBC, you get nothing for “pain and suffering.” Compensation for lost future earnings is also much more limited. If you were seriously hurt, these dollar amounts can be substantial. ICBC knows this, so they may try to steer you to seek compensation from WorkSafeBC rather than you suing the at-fault driver (and ICBC). But if you claim through WorkSafeBC, you may lose your ability to sue the atfault driver and ICBC, potentially giving up a significant amount of compensation only available through ICBC. You also have to choose quickly, because the time period for claiming WorkSafeBC benefits is short. And there are many questions you’ll need answers to first. For example, what if the at-fault driver who hit you was on their way to work at the time of the accident? Does it matter if they were driving a company vehicle, or got mileage reimbursement at the time? Does this mean they were “working”? If so, you are caught by the “worker-on-worker” bar and can’t sue in court for

damages. The Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal has the authority to decide who are “workers” for this purpose, and its rulings generally stand. If this is an issue and you try to sue the at-fault driver, ICBC will likely defend claiming that your lawsuit is barred by the workers compensation law. If the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal later concludes that the at-fault driver was indeed a “worker” and the ICBC defence succeeds, you’ll be stuck paying not only your own lawsuit costs but probably also a portion of the defendant’s legal costs. So you need clarity on your position up front. And there are other things that play into what option to pursue. If you collect WCB benefits, WCB may, in your place, pursue ICBC. WCB is entitled to stand in your shoes and recover any benefits it pays you, plus a significant percentage for administration fees. But do you want the WCB lawyers to sue on your behalf against the ICBC-defended, at-fault driver? Or do you want your own lawyer to do it? Given that the WCB lawyers work for WCB, and their focus is on WCB’s cost recovery, how hard will they fight to get you any compensation you may be entitled to over and above that? If they want to accept an ICBC-offered settlement, you’ll be stuck with that settlement even if you think it’s too low. There are many wrinkles to any particular situation involving workers injured in a vehicle accident, making each one unique. Talk promptly with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can guide you and help preserve both your WorkSafeBC and ICBC claims. This column has been written with the assistance of DANIEL C. RICHARDSON. It provides information only and must not be relied on for legal advice. Please contact DANIEL C. RICHARDSON of BTM Lawyers LLP for legal advice concerning your particular case.

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Federal shark fin ban needed Twenty-twelve has been, for the most part, a good year for shark fin legislation. During the spring, Port Moody made history by becoming the first municipality in British Columbia to ban shark fin products. Over the next several months, a growing number of B.C. municipalities, including Coquitlam, also examined shark fin bans. In the fall, the Union of BC Municipalities passed a resolution calling for a provincial ban of shark-fin products. The good news isn’t restricted to B.C. To The Other big Canadian cities, such as Calgary and Toronto, also passed bans this year. Unfortunately, due to pressure from some members of the Chinese business community, an Ontario judge recently ruled the Toronto shark-fin bylaw invalid. It may seem that sharks are on a winning path from the threat of extinction; however, with a slow growth rate, late maturity and low reproductive rates, not to mention a serious decline of shark populations in the last two decades, sharks will need all the help they can get to make a comeback. Despite the growing number of municipal bans across the country, Canada is still importing unsustainable and illegal shark products and contrib-

uting to the global threat of many shark species. A recent study conducted by Guelph University found that 76 per cent of the fins they tested for DNA matched sharks that are threatened or endangered. The good news is that last year, MP Fin Donnelly introduced a private member’s bill, which, if passed, would ban the importation of shark fin into Canada. With the second reading of this bill expected early in the new year, I contacted my MP, James Moore, to ask him if he would be supporting this bill. Editor While I was delighted that he did not say no, he remained undecided. Canada has a great opportunity to take a leadership role in saving endangered species and putting an end to the cruel practice of shark finning. This issue is much more than a cultural or political issue, but rather a global issue. If we don’t all work together, we all face the disastrous consequences. I hope Minister Moore will help carry the optimism for sharks into 2013 by supporting this bill, and I hope his constituents, most of whom now have municipal bans, will encourage him to do the same. Jane Thomsing Port Coquitlam

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ome in the media have suggested that the entry of Martha Hall Findlay into the Liberal leadership race throws a wrench into Justin Trudeau’s plans. Given that the Liberals won’t choose a party leader until April, we doubt that Trudeau is losing any sleep just yet. But the list of contenders continues to grow. There won’t be any cakewalk here. Hall Findlay’s candidacy may not be a popular one among the rank and file of British Columbia, given her support of pipeline infrastructure to get Canadian resources to foreign markets. Perhaps her insistence on more environmental regulation, not less, and meaningful consultation with First Nations may help. Meanwhile, Vancouver MP Joyce Murray, a former B.C. cabinet minister, adds a Western interest to the leadership race. Those who see a Liberal return to power through Green party and/or NDP alliances will support her. In terms of public profile, it’s likely Marc Garneau provides the biggest current challenge to Trudeau. But the first Canadian in space, a veteran of three shuttle missions, is more than a photo op in a space suit. He has a PhD in electrical engineering, obtained senior rank in the Royal Canadian Navy and was president of the Canadian Space Agency for four years before becoming an MP on his second attempt in Montreal. However, none of this was enough to garner caucus support as interim leader in the wake of Michael Ignatieff’s exodus. At the very least, these candidates provide credible leadership options. Should Trudeau beat them, it’s not because he is a political lightweight.

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Teens are stuck in an awkward transition A Some days, I long for the simplicity and sheltered s a teenager, I am always surrounded by the life society has provided kids with. There were no stereotypes and various preconceived notions issues about where I want to go to school, what I society has of us as a demographic. want to spend the rest of my life doing, and what Some of them — most of them — aren’t true. kind of person I want to be. I’m not that person smoking marijuana and There was only sunshine, play dates getting drunk on the weekend. I’m not and whether you had a cheese string or the person that grandmothers should be a pudding for dessert with your lunch. I scared of. I don’t steal from stores, or loiwistfully look back at my formative years ter and look menacing in the parks. when I didn’t have to do much except But, at the same time, some of those enjoy life. stereotypes are true. Sometimes, I am Yet at other times, I can’t wait for filled with that familiar teenage angst. adulthood and all the privileges that The typical questions that define generations run through my head. I ask myself My Generation come with it. I want to be able to pick what direction I take my life in. I want the unanswerable questions, like “What Andrew Chang to be able to have control over my own do I want to do with my life?” or “Who life. However, as a teenager, I’m torn am I?” And the thing that makes me who between two different paths. I want to I am is the fact that I can’t answer these reach the land of adulthood, but I’m not sure I want questions. I’m stuck in that awkward transition between chil- to take my first steps on the path. This constant struggle during our transition leads dren’s innocence and adults’ responsibility. I’m in to a lot of the characteristics of our demographic. that place where I start maturing, growing into my It leads to our insecurities, because we can’t quite adult self. But right now, that adult self fits a bit too figure out who we are yet. It’s a never-ending war big. A little long on the arms, it hangs a bit too low; throughout our teenage years, with neither side ever it doesn’t quite fit who I am. But at the same time, gaining complete dominance. I’ve long outgrown my childhood memories. I walk through my school everyday, and marvel at Right now, I can’t decide which I’d rather wear.

the maturity and leadership each student possesses. They are out in the community, making the world a better place, or they are participating in school athletics or music or drama. But these same kids are also the ones that I see pettily squabbling and arguing over minuscule, insignificant things. It both pains me and fills me with hope, because although I see the constant bickering, we teenagers always seem to be able to eventually rise above the egos and machismo that define us, and unite to be able to use our not-insignificant influence as a collective to change the world. For me, I too am caught up in this ebb and flow of the tide of teenage hormones. I can feel the child side of me yearning for my preschool days again. I can also see the adult me, as well as my potential, and it excites me. I want to reach out and grasp this future, pull it tight and never let it go. I look at the past and I see the golden memories that I still cherish today. I look to the future and see the boundless opportunities that I am presented with. But right now, I look at the present and I wonder who I was, who I am and who I will be. Andrew Chang is a Grade 12 student at Gleneagle Secondary in Coquitlam.

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ment that boards would need government permission before they could sell property. Since that time, school trustees had been lobbying for the right to sell school land, until the new premier Christy Clark gave the school boards the authority to sell surplus land at their discretion. Given that the rules of land disposal have changed with the current and the previous premiers, it’s not unreasonable to expect that the newly gained privileges of the school boards will not last after the 2014 elections. To The In a recent letter to school boards about land disposal, the B.C. Minister of Education stresses the very same point: all land-sale projects should be completed in 2013-14. In this light, it’s understandable that the School District 43 board is in a hurry to take advantage of its authority over the land sales, before the new elections take it away. But what does this lead to, in terms of long-term effect on the community? The rush to sell the land quickly leads to unforgivable shortcuts in the preparation, analysis and public feedback process. Here are a few examples. The school board has hired a private contractor, Trillium Consultantcy, to analyze the school land and identify the most

suitable portions for a potential sale. The “report” turned out to be a handful of PowerPoint slides with a few bullet points each, focusing on one thing only: how easy it will be to sell a particular piece of land. No community usage analysis, no report on the number of children using the area during school hours, no traffic and parking analysis — nothing that actually matters to the community. The public feedback gathering stage of the project, as organized by the school board, was so short, that Editor only five per cent of the parents of one of the schools involved, Parkland Elementary, responded to the feedback-gathering form. The other school, Porter Street Elementary, responded in an organized manner only because of extraordinary efforts of its PAC members and parent volunteers. The fact that the Porter Street Elementary playground is also a valuable community resource, where kids from the whole neighbourhood play after school, was never mentioned in any of the preliminary documents. The feedback from the wider community, gathered by volunteers beyond the two schools directly involved, including petitions, letters, online media feedback — was never even mentioned, despite hundreds of people who

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participated in the feedback. The public trust that enables the school board trustees to run the schools in the Tri-Cities does not mean a licence to act without prudence and to disregard public opinion. We want our trustees to act wisely and consider long-term implications of such things as land planning. School land is a public asset, and should be treated with full respect to the community’s needs. We have future generations of children to think of. Vlad Orlenko Coquitlam

Let’s honour each celebration My spiritual beliefs transcend the boundaries of any one religion, but I’ve always celebrated Christmas. Can we please honour the reason for the season and restore “Merry Christmas” to its rightful place in our society? We don’t say “Happy Holidays” to others at Hannukah or Kwanzaa or Diwali or Easter or any other celebration arising from the many religions practised in Canada. Instead of resorting to bland terms we hope will offend no one, let’s honour each celebration with its proper name and embrace, or at least respect, them all. That is our Canadian way. Linda Baker Port Coquitlam

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(FCM) and the Lower Mainland Local Government Association meetings (LMLGA), unless given permission to go to others. “If somebody brings something else forward, council can say no,” Clay said. “If we’re saying no on the premise of being fiscally responsible, then why don’t we just set the budget per person at an amount and let them make responsible choices of their own where they can bring value back to the city?” In fact, council voted down a request by Couns. Rick Glumac and Zoe Royer to attend an FCM sustainability conference next year in Ontario. As for the current travel budget, Glumac tops the list, spending $6,033 so far this year and having attended all three UBCM, FCM and LMLGA events and another conference. Royer is second in travel expenses, spending $5,333 to attend all three government conferences, while Coun. Diana Dilworth is third on the list, spending $4,870. Couns. Rosemary Small, Bob Elliott and Gerry Nuttall spent $4,838, $4,523 and $3,312 respectively for travel expenses. The most frugal proved to be the mayor, who spent $1,739 to attend UBCM and the Mayors’ Conference.

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Pedestrian hit in crash Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com Emergency crews throughout the Lower Mainland were kept busy this week dealing with pedestrian crashes, including one in Coquitlam Wednesday evening. Coquitlam Mounties said a woman was crossing Brunette Avenue along Schoolhouse Street around 7:30 p.m. when she was hit by a car making a left turn. The pedestrian received minor injuries, while the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung noted the weather conditions — it was raining at the time — and darkness were factors in the incident. The driver was issued a traffic-related fine. It has been particularly dangerous for pedestrians around the Lower Mainland in recent weeks. The Coquitlam woman was one of eight

pedestrians hit in seven incidents in less than 24 hours between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Those crashes followed several others in the last week that included a hit-and-run in Surrey that seriously injured one woman, and a hitand-run in Vancouver that killed a woman. Chung said it’s important for drivers to stay at the scene if they’re involved in an accident. “You will only face a legal sanction if you did something wrong to contribute to the crash,” he said, adding if the driver was paying attention, wasn’t impaired or speeding, he or she likely won’t be charged. Coquitlam RCMP are also offering reminders for both drivers and pedestrians as winter approaches. Police are urging motorists to exercise caution when out on the roads, especially at crosswalks and intersections, while pedestrians need to be cautious when they cross the road and should wear reflective gear at night.

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Shark fin ban OK: mayor Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com Despite a recent ruling out of Ontario that struck down a shark fin bylaw in Toronto, Port Moody’s top politician is confident the city’s version of a ban could withstand a test in court. Mayor Mike Clay explained Port Moody’s ban on shark fins is written into the city’s business licensing process, unlike the one in Toronto, and should stand up to a legal challenge. “When you’re applying for your business licence, we’re making it a term and condition of your business licence,” he told The NOW. The judge in the Toronto case stated that city’s bylaw was outside of its powers, striking down the ban. Clay said Port Moody knew it didn’t have the authority to

restrict the importation, distribution or sale of shark fins on its own when it embarked on its bylaw. Instead, he noted the legal advice was to put the restriction on a business licence, which the city has more power to control, much like the restrictions in place for a bar or adult video shop. Last spring, Port Moody became the first municipality in the province to pass a shark fin ban. Other Lower Mainland cities like Coquitlam, Richmond and Vancouver are also considering banning the item. At the time Port Moody council passed the bylaw, it was noted no restaurants in the city offer shark fin on the menu. And six months into the ban, Clay doesn’t expect a challenge to the city’s bylaw. While the mayor said he would continue to recom-

mend other cities follow the Port Moody model, he’d like to see the federal government step up and set regulations around shark fins so cities don’t have to deal with the issue instead. The ban was originally discussed at an April council meeting after a delegation made up of residents and wildlife groups asked politicians to consider such a bylaw. Those opposed to the practice of eating shark fin soup cited several reasons for the ban, including the inhumane treatment of the sharks during the process of collecting the fins, the effects the slaughter of the sharks has on the ecosystem and the criminality behind the trade. The practice of collecting shark fins has been criticized because the fins are often cut off, while the live shark is thrown back into the water.

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Above: Artist Frieda Zink is showing her chalk pastels at Place des Arts through Dec. 21. Right: Brandon Hodge plays Pan, Cassidy Brock plays Tinker Bell, and Kayla Judson plays Hook in Theatrix Youtheatre Society’s latest production.

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bout 120 elementary school children and a series of rotating settings will play into the Theatrix Youtheatre Society’s presentation of Peter Pan, which starts Dec. 13. The show kicks off with a matinée performance at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, before moving to Glen, Rochester and Parkland elementary schools for consecutive evening shows running through Dec. 15. Consisting of a cast of about 20 children for each performance, the show features Kayla Hudson and Makayla Zimmerman playing the role of Hook, while Brandon Hodge and Evelyn Stephens will portray Peter Pan. Cassidy Brock is featured as a Madonna-like Tinkerbell, with Julia Ewonus playing Wendy. Tickets for the shows range in price between $12 and $16 and are available online at https://tickets.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/ TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent655.html.

Dancing with pastels

Combining her love for dance with her knack for lighting up a canvas, Frieda Zink’s exhibit, Dance Series, is on display through Dec. 21 at Place des Arts. Zink’s exhibit focuses on the classical movements found in ballet, along with the colourful costumes often used in the dance form, which are then conveyed through her use of pastel colour schemes. Her formal training came by way of her time

spent at both the University of Manitoba Art School and at Emily Carr, and she was awarded with the Excellence in the Arts Award by the Arts Council of the Tri-Cities in 1992. For more information, see www.placedesarts.ca.

Evergreen starts holiday season

The Evergreen Cultural will begin its holiday programming in earnest tonight (Friday, Dec. 7), as famed bluesman John Lee Sanders rolls out A Gospel Blues Christmas. A quadruple threat who plays piano, saxophone and guitar — on top of singing — Sanders and his bandmates will touch on John Gospel Christmas songs, blues, Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans jazz tunes, plus some of Sanders’ original Christmas music. A winner of three Canadian Music Awards and a former Emmy nominee, Sanders will be joined on stage by guest musicians Sibel Thrasher and Gary Comeau. Tickets for A Gospel Blues Christmas range in price between $15 and $35, and can be purchased by calling 604-927-6555 or online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Anglican Church this Sunday (Dec. 9). Now in its 23rd year, the Tri-Cities-based ensemble will roll through Christmas songs like “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Up on the Housetop.” The repertoire spans various styles including jazz, classical and pop. Tickets for the 2 p.m. show cost $15 and are available at the door or by e-mailing harmonyvocalensemble@gmail.com. Children 12 and younger get in for free.

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Hark! with Harmony

The Harmony Women’s Vocal Ensemble will present its seasonal celebration of sound — known as Hark! — at Coquitlam’s St. Laurence

Library hosts Romanian choir

The nearly 60 members of the Emanuel Romanian Baptist Church Choir will extol their love for the divine through song at the new City Centre library branch in Coquitlam.

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Xmas at the station

Coquitlam’s Dogwood Drama Club will present three days of the holiday-themed production The Kurucz Christmas Express, beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The play takes place in the waiting room of an old railway station that’s about to be shut down due to lack of use — until the unexpected arrival of two passengers on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Express debuts at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 and continues with 1:30 p.m. showings on Dec. 13 and 16 at the Dogwood Pavilion. Admission is $5 and includes light refreshments. Call 604-927-6098 for tickets.

Slated to run Dec. 11 from 7 to 7:45 p.m., the concert will focus on songs and hymns from various Christian music styles, from baroque to modern. The PoCo choir, whose members range in age from 16 to 73, will be accompanied by piano, bass guitar, cello, violin, flute and drums. “Although they are not professional singers, people put [in] a lot of effort by coming to all rehearsals and performances,” choir conductor Sorin Tepes said in an e-mail to The NOW. “They are very enthusiastic to praise the Lord and share their love for God through singing.” Coquitlam’s new City Centre library is located at 1169 Pinetree Way.

Dancers tour Metro Vancouver

About a half dozen dancers from across the Tri-Cities are making their way through theatres across Metro Vancouver as part of the Royal City Youth Ballet’s presentation of The Nutcracker. Taylor Rae Gevatkoff, Frances Healy, Emma Juhala, Edana Nagy and Georgia and Isabella Lyons are all part of the touring production, and train out of local dance schools like C.A.P.A., Place des Arts and Precision Dance Academy. Though the show does not come through the Tri-Cities, performances are set for New Westminster, Maple Ridge and North Vancouver. See www.royalcityyouthballet.org for show times and dates.

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housands of voices across the world will unite in song during this weekend’s World Choral Day, and at least a few hundred of those singers will be belting out the holiday classics in Coquitlam. The Coastal Sound Music Academy will stage its holiday concert this Sunday (Dec. 9) to coincide with World Choral Day, an international day of solidarity, peace and understanding that’s been staged since 1990. Broken down into two concerts, the shows will take place at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. “People can expect a family-friendly afternoon or evening of wonderful music of the highest possible professional standards, even with our youngest choirs, who are training and learning to be singers and choral musicians,” said Coastal Sound’s executive director Angela Crocker. Staged around the moniker of Comfort and Joy, the two shows will feature five of the six choirs that train out of Coastal Sound. The 3 p.m. show will include the Con Brio, the training choir for boys and girls in grades 1 to 5, and the Con Bella, which serves as a more advanced training choir for girls. The academy’s Children’s Choir, billed as a professional-level touring choir whose singers range from nine to 14 years old, will round out the afternoon performance alongside guest saxophonist — and Angela’s sister in law — Valerie Crocker. “Valerie has an amazing professional career as a music educator and a musician in her own right,” Angela said. “I have been paralleling that with a long career in arts administration and this is actually the first time we’ve ever come together as part of the same project, event or anything for that matter.” The afternoon’s repertoire will be highlighted by a rendition of Sing Joy, a threesong medley consisting of “Joy to the World,” Submitted photo “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” and “O Valerie Crocker will be a guest performer with Coastal Sound. Come, All Ye Faithful.” The evening portion of the event, which Though those groups will also perform seasonal favourites, kicks off at 7 p.m., will feature songs courtesy of Coastal more contemporary songs like Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Sound’s children’s, youth and adult choirs, as well as an appear- Over Troubled Water” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” ance by guest Steve Maddocks, who will perform Vaughn will also be added to the mix. Williams’ “Fantasia on Carols.” “Both of those songs speak to coming together as a commun-

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ity and comforting one another when times are tough,” Crocker said. Tickets range in price between $10 and $20. To purchase tickets, call the Evergreen box office at 604-927-6555 or log onto https://tickets.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/TheatreManager/1/ tmEvent/tmEvent663.html.

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Community software tutor, a guided two-day kayak tour of Indian Arm, and three hours of handyman services. There will also be a bake table with donated items for sale, and volunteers from the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society will sell fresh holly and other seasonal decorations. Funds raised will be donated to the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. Wildlife Rescue specializes in the care and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned or pollution-damaged urban wildlife. Each year, the association admits an average of 3,000 animals, ranging from abandoned chickadee nestlings to poisoned bald eagles to injured beavers, deer and raccoons. The Dec. 11 meeting will include a brief AGM and seasonal refreshments, after which BMN member Ian McArthur will present a slide show featuring the past year’s hikes, invasive

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plant removal parties, nest box cleaning, public nature walks and other BMN activities. BMN enters its 24th year in the community this year and always welcomes new members. This meeting also provides an opportunity to sign up for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, to be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 15. Participation is free, and anyone interested in joining a team of birders can contact BMN at BurkeMtnNats@gmail.com or call Hilary Maguire at 604-469-5805. Tuesday’s meeting will be held in the hall of Como Lake United Church, at the corner of Marmont Street and King Albert Avenue in Coquitlam. Doors open at 7 p.m., and silent auction bidding will close at 9 p.m. For more information, contact 604-936-4108 or 604-4613864, or see www.bmn.bc.ca.

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When five chickadee nestlings were delivered to the Wildlife Rescue Association in Burnaby, volunteers hand fed the chicks a special diet every 15 minutes for a month. A caring homeowner had watched the nest for two days to make sure the parents were indeed missing before she removed the nestlings. Funds raised at the Burke Mountain Naturalists’ silent auction on Dec. 11 will be donated to the association.

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Kids learn by figuring things out for themselves self. When we do everything for our kids they “Never do for a child what he can do for become increasingly inept and may become the himself.” young adult still living at home, unable to find One of the first parenting courses I took was based on the teachings of Rudolf Dreikurs, who a job. Is that what you want for your kids? We are all so busy and rushed that letting is author of this statement. Lucy take the time she needs to get into her Today, 40 years later, this comment has shoes is just too frustrating, so we do it for her. stayed with me through all the workshops, Wouldn’t it be a better idea to rearrange the courses, keynotes and seminars I have preschedule so that she starts earlier sented and attended. and has the time she needs to look If we want our children to grow after herself? When you help her by up to be capable young men and creating a schedule that allows her women able to take on the chalthe time she needs, she will learn lenges and responsibilities of adultto plan her life to give her the time hood, we need to give them the she needs. And she’ll learn that she opportunities to develop the skills can get into her shoes when her they will need. parents just leave her to do the job We would all agree that having Modern Parenting at hand. our children do for themselves We need to let our kids struggle. whatever they can is a reasonable Kathy Lynn That’s how they grow and learn. and responsible parenting choice. They learn how to tackle the task at hand and But what about when Joey is trying to put persevere until they get it. They also learn that on his sweater and it’s inside out and you you have faith in their ability to take on chalknow that when he figures that out he’s likely lenges and to look after yourself. It’s a great to get the buttons mixed up? Or when Lucy is message. working to get into her shoes and taking what Another way we sometimes deny our kids seems like forever and you’re in a hurry? the chance to grow up is when we fix their If we take the sweater from Joey and reverse problems. it and then help him to get it on with the butAt bedtime, nine-year-old Juliette suddenly tons lined up correctly, what are we teaching remembers that she needs to wash her gym him? clothes before morning. She could get up early He is learning that he can’t figure it out for and do her wash or simply wear her clothing himself, that he needs you to save him from dirty, but in too many cases her mom says she his struggles. Soon he may easily become a will do it for her. Or 10-year-old Lucas forgets child who just waits to let others do for him his lunch and phones his dad at work to ask what he could, with some effort, do for him-

him to go and get it for him. Dad can leave work, get the lunch and bring it to school or he can offer sympathy and give him the message that he’s sure that Lucas can handle the problem. Our children are constantly learning. When we let them do for themselves we are giving them an amazing gift. They learn how to become increasingly independent, how to problem solve and how to take responsibility for their own actions and behaviours. They also learn that we have faith in them and that we will support and guide them but that we will let them take charge of parts of their lives as they are ready. These kids will be the leaders of tomorrow, and tomorrow needs strong leaders.

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Try these baking tips REGISTRATION INFORMATION N and/or baking powder to rise. Baking soda and othing compares to the aroma of baked baking powder are considered chemical leavenChristmas goodies when you’re comers. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate and it ing in from the cold winter weather. requires liquid and an acid to make a gaseous Our olfactory sensations (our sense of smell) reaction. It is usually added to recipes that contribute up to 80 per cent of our sense of have a naturally occurring acid in the ingreditaste, and thus are a very important part of our ents, such as buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, ability to recognize and enjoy flavour. The art honey, molasses and fruits. of holiday baking is a regular activity in many Baking powder, on the other hand, is a comhouseholds this time of the year, and some plete leavener, as it only requires liquid for it baking tips may be helpful to you. to react in the same manner. The Flaky pie dough is a pastry reason is that it contains a mixture that has a mixture of shortening of baking soda and the balanced and/or butter that is “cut in” so amount of acid, along with starch, there are small chunks still left in to help prevent lumping. This is the finished product. This aids in why you will see some recipes creating steam pockets within the that call for baking powder and crust, which helps with the leavenothers with baking powder and/or ing process and creating the flaky baking soda. A good comparison texture. It is best to keep pie pastry On Cooking of this would be a pancake recipe as cold as possible while mixing Chef Dez compared to a buttermilk pancake and rolling to prevent melting the recipe. butter and shortening pieces preWhatever desserts you choose to celebrate maturely. with, I wish you all the best of health and hapThe best way of doing this is to first focus piness this holiday season. on your ingredients. Make sure you are using ice water instead of cold water, and frozen Dear Chef Dez: butter grated into the flour mixture is ideal. “Could you please tell me how I can make The frozen butter particles are then already self-rising flour by myself?” the required size from the grater and will not Kimie T. suffer from the warm friction of too much Maple Ridge mixing or “cutting in.” Secondly, try not to touch the dough with your hands too much, Dear Kimie: as the warmth from them will melt the butter. Yes, by all means. Mix together one cup of It is best to form the dough by folding it over flour with one and a half teaspoons of baking consistently with a chilled metal dough cutter. Once the dough is formed into a flat disk, wrap powder, and half a teaspoon of salt. and place it in the refrigerator until thorough• Chef Dez is a food columnist, culinary ly chilled. Remove and proceed with rolling, instructor and cooking show performer. Visit ideally on a chilled marble surface. him at www.chefdez.com. Send your food or Cookies and quick breads are also very cooking questions to dez@chefdez.com. popular, and they both rely on baking soda

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Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts a Chocolate Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby (475 Guildford Way, Port MONDAY, DEC. 10 Moody). Items include fine Belgian chocolates and chocolate novelties. Proceeds go to purchase of new equipment and patient Port Coquitlam Stroke Recovery Club meets Mondays at 11:30 comfort items. Info: 604-941-0378. a.m. at Wilson Centre. Those who have had a stroke, Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking and their caregivers, are welcome. Info: 604-942group for the bereaved, Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2334. noon. The group meets at the Port Moody Social Al-Anon meets Mondays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at events@thenownews.com Recreation Centre. Hospice volunteers will be pres8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Como Lake United ent on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Church, 535 Marmont St., as well as Wednesdays at Orchard Beach. Newcomers can register by calling 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 2318 St. Johns Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274. St. in Port Moody. Info: 604-688-1716 or 604-461-6991. Kids Music Fun Night offered at Dr. Charles Best Secondary Mood Disorders Association of BC (Coquitlam) hosts a sup(2525 Como Lake Rd., Coquitlam), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. This fun port group every second and fourth Monday of the month at event is for children ages three to eight, where they can experi6:50 p.m. at the Burquitlam Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave. ment with a variety of instruments and participate in music sesin Coquitlam. Info: Anne at 604-941-4721 or Mood Disorders sions led by Best’s music students. Dinner and snacks provided. Association of BC office at 604-873-0103. $15 for one child, $25 for two, and $5 for each additional child. TUESDAY, DEC. 11 Info/register: charles.best.music@gmail.com. Como Lake Quilters meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Como Lake

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sunshine. A cool basement or unheated porch would be a good place for it. The soil should be kept moist but not swampy and fed with an acidic fertilizer once or twice a month. In a cool spot, daily misting might be enough. Keeping it outside for summer is a good first step towards flowering. But last year’s bloom may have been forced and if so, the plant Your Christmas cactus is suffering from low could be exhausted and need to rest for a year. humidity in your house, and the Young shrubs often focus on stem buds fall because they dry out. If and leaf growth. Just prune for you have a cooler room to put it shape where needed. in and can mist it once a day with My parents kept a pink-flowplain water the buds will hold betered indoor azalea for years in an ter. Once your Christmas cactus unheated, cool and drafty storage begins flowering, you can bring area. They didn’t fuss over it. But it into a warmer area where you conditions resembled the frost-free should mist it twice a day to give it woodlands where these azaleas oriBranching Out ginated. It grew huge and bloomed extra humidity. If the buds still fall, increase the number of times you every year. Anne Marrison do misting. If you don’t have a cooler room “My neighbour gave me a plant for your plant, just do extra misting from the with no name. The stems are quite thick and outset. Putting a Christmas cactus by an open the leaves look like it could be a philodendron. An oddity is the way the tips of the leaves drip window also helps because outside air is much large droplets of water.” more humid than warm house air. Caroline Moore via e-mail “I have an indoor azalea which I planted outside for the summer. What is the procedure Your plant is from the philodendron family. for bringing it inside and making it flower?” Christine Drips of water from the leaves are one of the via e-mail ways of identifying philodendrons. These drops are the way the plant removes excess water from its leaves. Normally this Indoor azaleas don’t tolerate frost so it water evaporates through pores with the help should be brought inside immediately and potof heat and air movement. This is easy to find ted up in some acidic soil. This should be half in warm tropical forests where philodendrons to one-third peat plus a handful of perlite or climb up trees into breezes, but homes in temgrit. The reason why indoor azaleas drop buds perate regions are often relatively cool at night and leaves is because regular house temperwith little air movement. atures are too hot, the air is too dry and people So water builds up in philodendron leaves don’t usually water and mist them enough. and finally gets excreted in droplets. These azaleas also need bright light but not

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ven though we don’t associate Nissan with sporty cars any more these days, Nissan built some of the best sports luxury sedans over the years. The Maxima, in particular, is what made Nissan a household name when it came to mixing sportiness and luxury into one affordable package. The Maxima name has been around for more than 30 years and the current seventh generation car came out in 2009. While Maxima doesn’t carry the perceived prestige of a luxury brand name like Infiniti, it is a luxury class mid-sized sport sedan. Maxima has changed over the years, going from rear-drive to front-drive in the mid-80s, and from 2000 and on editions of Maxima were all designed in the U.S. Nissan also moved production of the Maxima to a U.S. assembly plant in 2004. I’ve driven them all and one thing that hasn’t changed is that Maxima is, and has always been, the ultimate Nissan sedan.

Performance

Maxima is powered by the award winning a 3.5-litre VQ series engine, which is one of the best V6 engines of all time. It can provide 290 horsepower and 261 ft-lbs of torque. It’s a sophisticated modular engine that comes with continuously variable valve timing (chain drive), a variable induction

system and an electronically controlled throttle. Just one transmission is offered in Maxima, it’s automatic and it’s a continually variable transmission (CVT) type. Nissan use to offer a manual in the previous generation Maxima and it’s too bad that stopped, but this is not a conventional CVT. Solid and powerful are two words that best describe the Maxima drive experience. Supremely comfortable at highway speeds, Maxima has a secure and well-planted feel on the road with loads of instantly available reserve power to get past something in a hurry, when needed. It’s that always available, abundant power that makes Maxima so enjoyable and easy to drive. And it can certainly move; acceleration to 100 km/hour is estimated to be around 6.4 seconds. The Xtronic transmission is by far the best CVT that I’ve ever driven. Although it has no conventional gears, six fixed speed ratios are programmed to mimic manual mode operation and allow finger trip control via the paddle shifters. The steering is nicely weighted and tuned to provide excellent straight line stability at highway speeds and the engine is mounted lower in the body frame for a low centre of gravity.

Environment

Maxima buyers have a choice of two, five-passenger seating layouts. The standard layout is a conventional rear back seat with a 60/40 split fold feature, which allows maximum utility. The sport package in my test Maxima included the optional

interior with two (outboard) bucket-style rear seats and a large drop-down centre armrest that hid a lockable pass-through opening to the trunk. This layout includes a hidden body stiffening crossbeam behind the rear seat. Up front, the three-spoke steering wheel has a lovely stout substantial feel, and it’s also a heated steering wheel. Another nice surprise discovery was a manual thigh extension on the driver’s seat cushion. The sport package adds paddle shifters that are bigger than usual. On the down side, the foot-operated park brake was a little disappointing in a sport sedan and the fake metallic trim that came with the sport package could also be better.

Features

The newly redesigned front and rear of Maxima gives it a four-door GT-R (Nissan’s high performance two-seater) like appearance. Sculpted fenders wrap around big wheels in an attractive flowing design with a narrow waist or Coke-bottle shape from an overhead view. A new grille and stylish new L-shaped headlight assemblies are prime elements of the redesigned front and matching large LED taillights are included in changes to the rear of Maxima.

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An affordable premium sports sedan, the Nissan Maxima seems to get better and better with time — long may it live!

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ful. With each gift they choose for one another, t the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, Zuzu I ask them to consider first the needs and hapBailey says, “Every time a bell rings, an piness of the other person, and with each gift angel gets his wings!” they open, appreciate the care that went into it. These days, every time a Christmas song is No one wraps a present as lovingly as my played, some grown ups grit their teeth. sister. Unwrapping gifts from Auntie Lisa has Though this is a season of celebration, for become one of our favourite family rituals. many, it comes with sadness and stress. We Of course, we don’t get everything we want can easily get caught up in consumerism, cynifor Christmas. Many families cannot afford the cism, stress and gloom. luxuries advertised in flyers and commercials. What can we do to cope with Christmas and Many people will be alone or missing loved begin a new year healthy and hopeful? ones. The holidays may come just We have to psyche ourselves up. when some are coping with bad The attitudes we adopt now will news or health concerns. influence our mental and physical Since my mom’s passing, there well-being over the holidays. are moments each Christmas This year, I resolved to begin season when I don’t feel much my Christmas preparations early. like celebrating and instead On Nov. 25, I had put up the lights miss her presence in our lives. and the tree and already started the Remembering Christmases past search for the right gifts for the Healthwise can stir up a bittersweet mix of kids. To get in the mood, I started feelings. playing Christmas music a week Dr. Davidicus Wong At Christmastime, as with any earlier. other point in our lives, we experiIn past years, I would procrasence a fleeting mix of what we have, what we tinate while I continued to work and attend once had and what we want. We each have to to everything else in our busy home. With accept our circumstances, acknowledge the each passing year, Christmas seemed to come gifts of the past and most importantly for the and go faster. By starting early this time, I’ve moment, be present and appreciate what we enjoyed the sights and sounds of the season have today. Let us resolve to be as present as and taken the time to consider the needs of possible, loving the good that we have and family and friends. Without the rush, I’ve been connecting with those in our lives this day. more mindful. May we be more mindful of all that we do and Of course, the acceleration of time we say, eat and drink this season. Our experiences experience at Christmas happens throughout today will be tomorrow’s memories. the rest of the year — and becomes more pronounced over a lifetime. The seasons and • Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physyears pass ever more quickly; we are another ician at the PrimeCare Medical Centre. His year older, our life situations and relationships change, and people pass in and out of our lives. Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. You can read more about achieving The days of our lives are fleeting. The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to be fully present. your positive potential for health at davidicusEach year, I remind my children to be mind- wong.wordpress.com.

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Promotions let residents help the food bank The SHARE food bank, which plans to distribute Christmas hampers to 1,800 individuals and families in the Tri-Cities this holiday season, has issued an urgent plea for donations as it struggles to fill its shelves. If you’d like to help, many local businesses and community organizations are hosting special events or offering other ways to contribute. Here is a list of upcoming events: • Cyclone Taylor Sports’ second-annual SHARE fundraiser — the goal is to beat last year’s results of $1,500 and 100 pounds of food. Drop by with your donations and help them make their goal. Plus, enter a raffle to win an autographed Kevin Bieksa Vancouver Canucks jersey. Raffle tickets are available at the store for $5 each, or three for $10. All money raised goes to SHARE’s food bank. Tickets will be sold until the draw date on Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1020 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam.

• Mr. Mike’s Toy Drive — this is the restaurant’s fifth-annual toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for SHARE’s toy hamper program and receive a free appetizer through Dec. 24 (after 5 p.m.), at 32-2991 Lougheed Hwy. in Coquitlam. • Safeway’s holiday food bank hamper drive — the next time you’re shopping at Safeway, look for pre-packaged $5 and $10 Christmas hampers, and purchase them for SHARE’s food bank. You can buy them at checkout stands and receive 10 Air Miles for a $10 hamper purchase. This promotion runs through Dec. 15 at all three Safeway locations in the Tri-Cities. • Gift Wrap and SHARE tree at Coquitlam Centre — have your gifts wrapped at Coquitlam Centre in return for a donation to SHARE’s Christmas programs. You can also leave a new, unwrapped toy under the tree for a local child whose parents cannot afford

to buy Christmas gifts. Last year, 2,215 children and youth received SHARE’s Christmas hampers. This program runs through Dec. 24 during mall hours. The gift wrap booth and SHARE tree are located on the upper level in front of the old Zellers store. • Choose Your Own Xmas Adventure — Second Storey Theatre presents a special fundraising improv comedy show. The show is designed by the audience — from the characters actors play to the decisions they make. Help them put together a Christmas play while supporting the food bank. Bring non-perishables or cash donations and be entered into a prize draw. This event runs on Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 15. Tickets are $8 for children, $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. Shows run at 3 p.m. on Saturdays (children’s matinees) and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (all-ages shows). Second Storey

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Perfect finish to Vikings run Perfection wasn’t what the Coquitlam Vikings aimed for, but it was what they achieved. The junior bantam football team capped an unbelievable run in 2012 by capturing the B.C. jr. bantam title, rallying to knock off West Kelowna 26-20 on Sunday in Langley. Moe Hassan’s 15-yard off-tackle scamper into the end zone proved to be the winning points in a season that saw Coquitlam go a perfect 13-0. Kelowna had blitzed out to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter before the Vikings countered, but once they got going the undefeated Vancouver Mainland Football League champs were hard to stop. “The resiliency of our team was impressive,” remarked head coach Tristam MacKay. “We needed to get back 14 points and they got back 10 more.” Trailing by two majors, Coquitlam stormed back and got on the board with just a second left to play before halftime. Brendan Dieno pushed the ball into the end zone from one yard, then added the two-point convert kick to make it 14-8. The defence kept the opposition on its heels for most of the opening half, with strong contributions from Nico DePaoli, Mac Stephens and Adam Tennent. Mario Marra racked up a pair of quarterback sacks along the way. Dieno again broke free for another major, this time a throw-and-run that covered 55 yards and gave the Vikings the lead. Hassan punched in his TD, followed by two rouges for a 26-14 lead before the third quarter was over. Kelowna added a long major to close the gap, but Coquitlam’s defence held. Going undefeated was an extension of a solid inaugural run last year for the squad, who went 8-7 and were bumped out of the playoffs by the eventual provincial champions. “We came in, set our goals — and we hit each one. We had 29 leaders and that’s what our players wanted,” added MacKay The Coquitlam Vikings are: Daniel Bennett, Joseph Bianchi, Jayden Borden, Dennis Bull, Mitch Bye, Malcolm Clark, Michael Clarke, Quincy Cutless, Nico DePaoli, Chad Deugau, Brendan Dieno, Camron Sharabi Doust, Quinn Dronsky, Liam Felet, Dorian Fergueson, Xavion Fleary, Keon Fuoco, Nicolas Greene, Moe Hassan, Max Kennedy, Evan MacKay, Isiah Mapara, Mario Marra, Grame Melynk, Dade Motz, Mathew Shuen, Matteo Sinscalchi, Mac Stephens and Adam Tennent, and coached by Tristam MacKay, Richard Kask, Roger Befurt, Devin Arsenault, Fraser Waldron, Tom Bennett, Joey Borden, Biagio Marra and Kristy Kennedy.  More Minor Football on PAGE 29, see COQUITLAM.

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A HEAD SCRATCHER: A New Westminster Hyack defender gives a high hit to Terry Fox Ravens’ Ty Klarner during Tuesday’s senior boys field lacrosse game in Port Coquitlam. Led by Kyran Clarke’s seven-goal performance, the Ravens roared to an 11-8 victory. Netminder Grayson Greer turned in a terrific effort.

Early wins give Riverside valuable confidence Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com It may be a whole new season, but the Riverside Rapids are showing that old familiar form. The senior girls basketball team has kicked off the year with some spirited results, including Wednesday’s 56-22 triumph over Collingwood as part of the Telus Classic tournament. Led by a trio of sharpshooters, the defending Telus champions established control early and dominated at both ends of the floor. Dani Antiginani, Vanessa Gee and Desha Puri each scored 14 points. It came on the heels of their first league win on Monday, a 69-29 victory over the Gleneagle Talons. “Our size is OK, but it’s your typical Riverside lineup, no six-foot-

ers and everybody has to contribute for us to be successful,” remarked Rapids head coach Paul Langford. Against Gleneagle, the offence was well spread out with nine points each by Fiona Beales, Gee and Grade 8 guard Shae Sanchez. Antiginani chipped in with seven points. And while they split a pair at the W.J. Mouat tourney, losing to the host squad 55-45 and No. 7-rated Kelowna 60-39 while edging both Killarney and MEI by large margins, perhaps the most impressive result was last week’s 51-49 loss at the hands of No. 3-ranked Oak Bay. “They kept trying to pull away but we had it 24-24 at the half,” recalled Langford. “We did a good job of staying close with them.” Ranked sixth to start the season, the Rapids have gone through major changes after losing nine players from last year’s roster. The

program still ranks among the best in B.C. when it comes to consistently piecing together a competitive lineup. Riverside finished second at last year’s Fraser Valley junior championships and sixth at the B.C.s. The returning seniors, led by five-foot-11 guard Beales, will have plenty of opportunities to scrabble together a winning recipe in the decidedly tough Fraser Valley AAA circuit — which features ranked rivals Brookswood and Maple Ridge, Mouat and district adversaries Terry Fox and Gleneagle, among others. “Fiona is the team leader and she’s a real good all-around player,” noted Langford. “For us to succeed we have to improve our offence. My main goal is to get the girls in the gym to improve their shooting.” Sanchez joins older sister Chelsey, a senior, on a roster that

has plenty of balance. Although initial expectations have the young teen coming off the bench, Sanchez was the team’s top shooter, with 15 points against Oak Bay. The mix consists of five Gr. 12s and four Gr. 11s plus Sanchez — who is skipping past well-fortified juvenile and junior rosters to earn her stripes in the senior circuit. The biggest loss to date wasn’t on the scoreboard, but to the lineup when Gr. 11 Meagan Pelletier was lost for the season with a knee injury. The gritty guard sat out last year due to a back injury. A year ago, the then-No. 1-ranked Rapids rolled to a 70-53 win over Handsworth in the Telus Classic. They would finish third at the provincials three months later. Yesterday, Riverside squared off against St. Thomas Aquinas (past The NOW’s deadline).

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Blue Devils emerge as fourth-best in BC with was impressive to watch. It As a team under the radar, the made me want to coach them a few Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils did more games,” noted Wiskar. their utmost to leave an indelible Carrying that momentum over to mark at last week’s B.C. AAAA the next morning proved difficult, senior girls volleyball championwith Heritage Woods a supreme ships. obstacle. Despite falling 3-0, Best put Although they were ranked a strong push on the court. sixth overall entering the 16-team “Heritage just didn’t give us any tournament in Port Coquitlam, errors. They are a real solid team,” the squad has had to live in the the Best coach said of the eventual shadows of No. 3, and formerly provincial runnerups. No.1-rated Heritage Woods and “They didn’t give us any points so regularly top-ranked Riverside the we had to earn everything, but they past few years. made it tough. We lost the first set If Saturday’s disappointing 2-1 badly, the last two sets we battled (25-17, 23-25, 15-11) loss in the hard but we just couldn’t get it.” bronze game to Earl Marriott Adversity, like losing starting sparked its share of tears, a whole middle Tianna DiStasio to a broken season of accomplishments, ankle suffered three weeks earlier, including a rousing run at the came into play. But it also provided provincials, should invoke posiGr. 9 Brooke Gillespie with a golden tive memories for years to come opportunity, noted Wiskar. for the players. “You wouldn’t be able to tell that “My team really inspired me. [Gillespie] was a Gr. 9. She was playThe way they played,” said firsting against one of the best middles time head coach Jon Wiskar. in the province, a six-foot-four girl “There were a lot of tears right from Kelowna, and for most of the after this game… We fought so match she was outplaying her.” hard. We got blown out in the It will be a bit of a rebuilding year first set and it would have been next season, with the graduation so easy to just go away, but we of Ashley da Silva, Katherine Ross, decided to stick with it. They Alessandra Rossi, Sierra Rowat, played so hard, diving all over the Lisa King/NOW Jocelyn Wynnyk, Aldridge, Cornwall place.” and DiStasio. But those who return Led by the fiery contribuDr. Charles Best’s Sierra Rowat, left, and Brittany will have this experience to share tions of Team B.C. players Nikki Aldridge cover the net during first round action. with the newcomers. Cornwall and Brittany Aldridge, performance a team can hang its hat on. “We really played our best volBest unleashed a strong surge “We played probably close to or as well leyball at the provincials, which is a great that carried them through a dramatic 3-2 as we could possibly play. We were making thing to see. The thing about my girls was upset of No. 2-rated Kelowna on Friday. highlight plays, diving, we just never gave when the pressure was on, that’s when That marathon quarterfinal win (25-21, up. Just the heart and passion they played they performed their best,” added Wiskar. 28-26, 15-25, 24-26, 25-11) was the kind of

Hayek threads Threat past PoMo Shaking off their first league loss of the season, the league-leading Coquitlam Metro-Ford Threat responded with a 3-0 shutout over Port Moody in girls under-18 metro soccer action. Kassia Hayek threaded a perfect free kick that Holly Joe steered home for the opening goal just 15 minutes into the contest. Hayek would net the second marker, this time off a free kick by Nicole Shanks. In the sports@thenownews.com second half, Coquitlam striker Natalia Kaczmarek converted a penalty kick to round out the scoring. Sweeper Triana Syskakis was a standout, helping Veronica Aguiar lock up the clean sheet. • Despite a strong second half, the Coquitlam Metro-Ford u-14 gold tNt came up empty in a 3-0 loss to Central City. Coquitlam had breakaways by Cristina Danieli and Noelle Everett but were turned back. Also playing well were forward Sarah Jetha and defenders Mikaella de los Reyes and Anna Muckle. • In a tight contest, the Coquitlam Metro-Ford u-16 boys Crusaders gave it their all before falling 2-1 to Surrey. Aidan Ames desposited the Crusaders’ only tally in the first half, on a setup from Trevor Good. Netminder Zac Webster turned back a handful of scoring chances, while Galen Wang blocked two shots on the goal line to keep the score close.

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A quick start stood up and propelled the Port Moody u-18 Div. 1 girls Nitro past North Shore 1-0. Brianne Wager netted the game’s lone goal just a couple of minutes into the game. While Port Moody had a number of chances to increase their total, they were unable to convert. Turning in polished efforts were Kim McFarlane and Danica Wilson.

Spencer proceeded to return the kick the length of the field for Coquitlam’s first major. In the second half James Dowdall scored on a 22-yard run, while Kevan Keeley returned an interception for another TD. Recording three interceptions was Tyler Dadey. The Falcons finished the regular season with a 7-3 record, but all three losses were by forfeit. They had not lost a game on the field all year long. The Coquitlam Falcons are: Damir Alihodzic, Lexus

Blake, Jack Brady, Tyler Dadey, James Dowdall, Gordie Frank, Daniel Gorodetsky, Michael Hemsworth, Josh Henry, Skander Hmaied, Soroush Jafaryvahe, Matt Jeffers, Jesse Johnston, Kevan Keeley, Blake Lancaster, Jeremy Lauten, Trey Levy, Hayden Malz, Jake Nylund, Alex Peterson, Andrew Peterson, Beau Picard, Taylor Price, Roberto Rodrigues, Mark Sabarre, Marcus Sheardown, Connor Shelefontiuk, Michael Spencer, Liam Stewart, Jon Tam and Denzel Tiangco.

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It was a blustery day on the pitch, but for the Port Coquitlam Euro-Rite u-14 boys United, it proved clear sailing. PoCo rolled to a 7-0 victory over Abbotsford to maintain their perfect record. Devon Kumar collected his fifth shutout, while Francesco DeStafano tallied three times. Contributing two each were Justin Cho and Kyle Pickard. On defence, Branden Eadie, Lucas Noel and Darius Mullen held the opposition in check.

Coquitlam collects midget B.C. football crown

On the surface, a battle between No. 6 and No. 10 finishers doesn’t sound like a championship tilt. But bizarre circumstances played a role in pitting the Coquitlam Falcons and the Langley Stampeders in last week’s B.C. Minor Football midget final. Coquitlam took the title with a convincing 21-6 decision. With about 30 seconds left to play in the first half, Langley attempted their third field goal but missed, and Michael

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Work and health concerns remain important for two more weeks. Though early Sunday is sluggish, restful, the eve into Tuesday offers beauty, nature’s poetry, charming kids and romantic notions. Insight mixes with blind spots, so don’t take life-changing steps. Chores and health claim attention Tuesday afternoon to Thursday – charge in, almost everything succeeds. Thursday afternoon starts two days of exciting meetings, attractions, opportunities, fresh horizons – and possible enmity or challenge. (So practise diplomacy.) Long-range, believe in love – it’s coming (2013/14?). Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Charge after what/who you want. Take a chance; risks are likely to lead to bountiful rewards. Enroll kids in a great school. If you’re single and want someone, say so – to him/ her. Your creative talents are right there, waiting to be used. You’ll win at sports, games and cards. Don’t delay – only 12 days remain of this splendid, rewarding phase. True love might come from a group meeting, or from friends’ introduction. (So don’t avoid parties, gatherings.) These themes are especially strong midweek. Earlier (Sunday eve to early Tuesday) be restful, contemplate. Chores, Friday/Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Settle down, settle in all week, especially midweek. Your domestic situation is warm, vibrant, welcoming – and taking a few naps in the sunny window would be a good idea. It’s hibernation time – any extra rest you get now will redound to your benefit Dec. 21 onward, when adventure, creativity and romance approach (and demand extra energy). Sunday afternoon to midday Tuesday brings errands, trips, communications with fascinating (romantic?) overtones. You might speak with a mate prospect. Romantic and creative notions arise Thursday noon to Saturday – but don’t push. Rest.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Paperwork, calls, visits, casual friends, siblings and errands fill your days – especially midweek. Channel all anger or friction into the physical side of home: repairs, renos, landscaping, etc. In some extreme cases, the choice becomes: renos, etc., or the possible end of a relationship (if it formed since January 2011). Both can also occur: think deeply before acting. Chase money Sunday p.m., Monday. Home (and those potential repairs, etc., and domestic friction) is accented Thursday afternoon to Saturday noon. Paradoxically, new friendship and/or love might also blossom. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Continue to chase money – especially Tuesday eve to Wednesday midnight. A new earning (or spending) project brews these two days – it might be luckily connected to an investment or money partnership/association. (Unusual example: your spouse finds employment for you.) This is a good interval (Tuesday eve/night) to purchase land, food/shelter items, children’s items, electronics and high-tech, especially if they’re tools of your trade. A sensual relationship might blossom – but it would not suit marriage. Earlier, Sunday/Monday, your charisma, energy soar. Errands, calls, Friday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high – and surge even higher midweek. Start important things, make contact, see and be seen. If you’re single, someone’s attracted. Though you hold the short-term advantage, they hold the long-term one. You might have to make the first move (or genuflection). Remember, until next July you will benefit hugely from approaching others, being a team player, forging a link in love or business. Throw aside false pride: embrace good fortune. Rest, plan Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Chase money, Thursday eve onward. Buy on Friday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Continue to retreat, rest and plan rather than charge into the hurly- burly world. Your energy is low, especially midweek. Hopes rise Sunday eve to Tuesday; you’re inspired in social zones, fooled in monetary ones. Midweek deepens your thoughts: be sure to fulfill governmental, institutional or head office requirements, paperwork. Your energy and charisma rise somewhat late Thursday to midday Saturday. A wish could come true (Friday) – but more probably, you will take a step toward fulfillment of a much larger wish or life goal, one that might take 1015 years to manifest: good! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Wishes can come true, especially midweek. Your social life continues to expand or buoy you. Life’s good! Be ambitious Sunday p.m. to Tuesday noon – don’t mix money and friendship. Popularity, light romance, entertainment, group functions arrive Tuesday to Thursday – welcome these. Envision your future, make plans. (Try this: after 5 p.m. PST, but before 9:30, write your deepest wish on a blank paper, fold it in half twice, then put it under your mattress. Leave it there until you forget about it.) Retreat, rest Thursday eve to Saturday noon – after this, your energy soars. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Charge after your ambitions, especially midweek, when a new project, career role,or status opportunity begins to form.Though Sunday morn is misty, mysterious, the afternoon into Tuesday bring wisdom and a mellow mood. A subtle difficulty might underlie peer relationships, but relations with higher-ups will improve over the few weeks ahead. The world looks bright, happy Thursday afternoon to Saturday noon – your popularity rises, light romance or other social joys arrive, and a minor wish (about money?) might come true. By Saturday eve, withdraw to rest and contemplate. timstephens@shaw.ca

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

Coquitlam

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

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Langley/ Aldergrove

Surrey

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.

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REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

Condos/ Townhouses

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Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

299K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. Move in for Christmas. Open house Sat. Dec. 1, 1:30-3:30pm. #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

S. Surrey/ White Rock

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

Houses - Sale

NICE FAMILY HOME South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $679,800 Call 778-227-6253 THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

Abbotsford

FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951

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BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

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Ladner/ South Delta

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428 11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

6020 PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574

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Chilliwack

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603 PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270sf 2br+den 2ba in a +45 building SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5574

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Burnaby

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

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Vancouver East Side

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

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1/4 ACRE $429,900, 4br,view & renod. Sat 2-4 11980 Glenhurst St.Sutton-Cheryl 778-278-6222

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Mission

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

Burnaby IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

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NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

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Condos/ Townhouses

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30 HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

Richmond

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New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-26

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

Port Moody

Chilliwack

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

GREAT VALUE 4 BR t/hse (over 1,600 sq ft) in popular Easthill. Ammens include rec room and swimming pool. View of the inlet and mnts. $349K neg. Please call (604) 939-0120 or e-mail sol.friedman2011@gmail.com.

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

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6020-02

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

6020-22

New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

Coquitlam

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272 AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

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Abbotsford

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

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www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663 PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,025,000. 604 838-8692

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5615

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North Delta

ONE OF A KIND HOME in Coquitlam, 3600sf, $150k in renos, Mortgage helper, $799,900. Call 604-768-8879

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604 EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see uSELLaHOME.com id5456

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

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Surrey

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7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

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Mobile Homes

Other Areas BC

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

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FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

6025 2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993

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Port Moody

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

Industrial/ Commercial

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

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Lots & Acreage

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CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

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1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $775 incls heat/underground parking, no pets, quiet complex, 604- 299-8288 email: cedarsunset@shaw.ca

BBY, Lougheed Mall. 2 BR $1050. Avail Now. Incl heat & hot water. u/g prkg avail, ns/np, newly reno’d, 604-779-3882

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

BBY S. 1 BR $736, 6187 Kingsway, nr amens, cat ok, hw flrs, ug prkg, WiFi,Jan1 604-818-1129

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

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CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

COQ, 1 BR + den, 515 Whiting Way, $950 incl h/w & heat, gas f/p, 6 new appls, new reno, laminate, walk to Lougheed Town Center, ns np. 604-988-6603

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR $735. 2 BR $830. Immed. Bldg laundry. By trans. 778-865-6696 COQ CENTRE newer 1 BR, 1 BR + den, 2 BR 2 bath, suites in rental building located in Windsor Gate Estates. Includes clubhouse, h/w, 5 appls, nr transit, cats ok, N/S. From $1060. Dec 1. Move-in bonus. Van 604-468-1698 COQ CTR, nr Douglas College. 1 BR, Top Flr, gas f/p, W/D, D/W, new hardwood flr, sec prkg. N/S. Lease, Refs, $850. 778-998-9690 COQ MAILLARDVILLE 2BR/2 Bath condo Call 604-570-2786 quoting code D06.Quay Pacific Property Management Ltd

Balmoral Street

1 BEDROOM APT Available Now

Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-3907

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

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

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

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

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

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

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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 550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.

1 BR $775, 2 BR $950 3 BR $1,150

(incl. heat, h/w, parking) Indoor pool, near Lougheed Mall, SFU, public transit, schools

1-888-495-7106

whitgift@concertproperties.com

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

6508

BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, fireplace, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Extra prkg. Onsite Manager. By skytrn. Lease. $950. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-585-8500 or 604-420-1982

COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, N/P. $740. Dec 1. 604-939-9281.

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

RIVER & MTN views Royal Hts 4683sf 7br 7ba backs on greenBelt, ste $749,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5623

Apt/Condos

BBY METROTOWN, Large apts: 1 BRs avail now & Jan 1. $882 to $884. Includes heat/hot water, basic cable, coin W/D, 1 storage, 1 prkg, sec bldg. Onsite Res Manager. Call 604-677-7375

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566 CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

6508

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Out Of Town Property

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

RENTALS

NEW WEST 1 BR with Loft, D/W, deck, view. NS/NP. Refs. $850. Jan 1, 2013. Rave 604-946-7194

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

Surrey

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536 OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

Real Estate Investment

Okanagen/ Interior

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

North Vancouver

6052

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

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6035

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785

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

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

RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

CALYPSO COURT

Need a Landscaper?

Cell: 604 813-8789

Find one in the Home Services section

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

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

2BDRM / 2BTH QUEENSBOROUGH Luxury Condo with a view 1250 sq ft. 10’ ceilings. Great location! No Pets. $2,000 mo Call: (604) 377-2016. Email: cathyserraglio@gmail.com A MUST SEE. 2 bedrooms (with balconies) and den!

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

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Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

(Pitt Meadows) 2 BR, $1030/mo, $2500 share purchase. 3 BR, $1134/mo, $3500 share purchase. By bus & schools. No subsidy. Pets ok. 604 465-1938

6515

BBY N. VIEW upper 2 BR + Den, 2 baths, shared w/d & utils, $1350, Lower 2 BR $850, n/p, 121 North Warwick. 604 299-0403 COQUITLAM 3 BR, 2.5 bath, tile/ wood flrs, carport, f/p. 624 Godwin Court. $1395 + utils. N/P. Av now. (604) 809-7796, 888-8337 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663

www.ReadySetOwn.ca

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Rooms

COQ. $550/mo. Furn’d Master BR, prkg. Nr SFU, bus, Skytrain & shops. Avail now. 604-936-3117

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bmsnt, Edmonds & 2nd St, Bby, N/s, N/p, Dec 15/Jan 1, $600. 604-527-0544, 780-2025

2BDRM + Den, 1 bath. 2584 Trillium Place Dishwasher + separate laundry, incl: HT/HW/ INT/TelusTV. Suit small family or working couple. NP/NS $1,250. Email: mandsdurrant@gmail.com 3BDRM/1BTH 2027 Turnberry Lane, Coquitlam. Beautiful suite in Westwood Plateau. In-suite laundry. N/S. Utilities incl. Available now. No Pets. $1,100 Monthly. Call: (604) 719-5122

6605

HOME SERVICES 8010

Alarm/Security

ANMORE. Priv, exec 2 BR, g/lvl. On acreage. 1,000 sf. 6 appl, f/p, priv w/d, new hardwood flrs, heated garage, lrg patio. Alarm. Ns/Np. $1,350 incl util/internet. Avail Dec15/Jan1. 604-461-7178

ALARM

AVAIL NOW, 1018 Quadling Ave, Coq., upper floor, newly reno’d 3 BR, 5 appls, f/p, 1350 sq ft, $1175/mo, no pets 604-454-4540

Systems Ltd.

604-463-7919

8030

Carpentry

*STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559 BBY 7447 19 AVE, 3 BR bsmt ste, full bath, $1150 incls utils, w/d, Avail Jan 1, n/s. Cat ok. 604-515-1663, 778-869-1663

8055

Cleaning

Houses - Rent

BBY METROTOWN/BCIT, Lrg Upper 3 BR, 2 bath, all appls, garage/carport. $1400. NS/NP. Nr skytrn/bus/schl. 604-438-0786

6590

Suites/Partial Houses

Duplexes - Rent

POCO, NEWLY Updated, 5 BR + den, 2 1/2 baths, N/s, N/p, avail now, $1750/mo. 604-889-8120

6540

6602

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

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $950 incl utils. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Now. N/P. 778-688-2594 COQ CAPE HORN 2 BR grnd lvl ste, Avail Now, 1000 sqft, w/d, $950 + 1/3 utils, n/s, n/p. 604-209-1585 COQ. TOWN Ctr, 1 BR bsmnt ste, quiet area, prkg, N/s, N/p, Jan 1, $650 incls util/cbl. 250-344-5755 COQ WW Plt. 2 BR bsmt, 4 appls, sep entry, next to bus st. $880 + 1/3 utls. NS/NP. 604-306-6136 NEW WEST Queensboro. Large 2 BR bsmt, w/d, $900 incls utils, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. 778-709-9274 POCO NEWER 1 BR g/lvl ste, $800 incls utils, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. 604-307-3753 W/W PLATEAU, 10 min walk to Douglas College, lrg 2 BR bsmnt, 1 inside prkg, w/d, $950/mo incls utils, N/s, N/p, now or Jan 1. 778-216-1284 or 604-721-9795

6605

Townhouses Rent

4BDRM/1.5BTH #32 23575 119th Ave. MR Spacious 4 BDRM townhouse. Attached garage. Small Pets OK. $1,500/mo. Call: (604) 855-2134. Email: 3cracknell3@gmail.com

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

WOODLAND PARK

TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

Contact 604-939-0221

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 Maids 'R' US

Excellent Home Cleaning! ★Best Rates/Prices ★Residential & Commercial ★Excellent References 27 Years Experience 604-808-0212 ABEL CONNECTIONS Quality Maid Services. Res/Comm, Move in/out. Free est. 604-831-0224 Email: kevinrodrigues@live.ca EUROPEAN LADY can clean your house for as little as $50. Call Ela ★ 778-868-7524 GOOD RATES! Exc ref. Reliable work. 20 years exp. Res/Comm. Seniors discount. 604-525-0688 J & Z UNIQUE CLEANING European Ladies, many yrs exp, home or office. 604-754-7011

8060

Concrete

Dall’Antonia Brothers Concrete Remove, Place & Finish. No Job too small. Call 604-240-3408

8080

Electrical

Excavating

woodland@rentmidwest.com

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

POCO, KINGSWAY Corp. Ctre, Quality corner office, 2nd flr, 1480 sq ft, avail now, $1,227.16/mo NNN. Call Todd 604-970-0144

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

one mini, paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8130

ABEL CONNECTIONS Quality Handyman Services Fall Specials. Free est. 604-928-8431 or 831-0224. kevinrodrigues@live.ca HANDYMAN SPECIALIZING Reno’s, Carpentry, Tiling, Drywall. Call Mike 604-376-0912

8155

Landscaping

FC Landscaping Full Service Lawn & Garden Maintenance. Tim 778-285-0038 LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE, fall cleanups, salting, snow removal Aries Bobcat, Dave 604-808-9017

8160

Lawn & Garden

“More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING

604-724-3832

A Name You Can Trust

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

25% Off with this ad

Call 604-518-0974

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

604-727-0043

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

www.CoquitlamPropertyRentals.ca

(604) 773-5511 24/7 EMERGENCY Response Plumbing and Restoration Certified Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Water, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians. Fast response, clean work, Superior service. Visa / MasterCard accepted. Call: (604) 773-5511

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

Free Est.

942-5394

Gary, 604-897-3614 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

8255

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

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

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

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

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

COPPERWORKS PLUMBING Will do ALL your plumbing needs. FREE Gift Card. 604-219-5555

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

PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

8240 A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

Roofing

15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE

8250

FRASERVIEW COAST TO COAST ROOFING LTD. ROOFING

Handyperson

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

U $50 P TO 0 IN BO MOVE NUS

Plumbing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Interior/Exterior Specialist

Townhouses - Rent

8220

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

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

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

8087

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1986 CHRYSLER New Yorker w/collector plates, 66,000 orig km, loaded, $2950 obo 604-855-0633

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $13,000. 604-702-1997

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, Town & Country, all orig, turbo eng, loaded. $1350. Consider trade. 604-534-2997

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

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

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

1966 FORD Thunderbird. 390, rebuilt trans. Lots done, little needed, runs great. M.Ridge. $6600 obo 604-710-5192

Residential & Commercial Renovations

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

JENCO

CONSTRUCTION

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

Kitchen/Bath Renos • In-Law Suites • Additions • Custom Cabinets • Seniors Discounts www.jenco-online.info

9125

604-562-5934

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

1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

Extreme Woodworking & Renovations We build and design our own cabinets. Total Kitchen, Bathroom Renovations , Flooring, Tiling, Painting, Plumbing, Finished Carpentry, Millwork etc. 30 yrs in Business. Rick 778-552-6227

Domestic

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. 604-521-1567 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

1977 DODGE Daytona Charger, 2 door, auto, V8, 2 tone blue, 1 owner, $10,500. 604 576-0836

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

Automotive

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AUTOMOTIVE 9125

9129

Domestic

Luxury Cars

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau special model, like new loaded. $6600. 604-534-2997

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

1990 EAGLE Talon 1 owner, 4 cyl aircared, 129k kms, perma shine, serv/recds. $2500. 604-433-4859

1996 CHEVROLET Z28, LT1, 6spd, 159 mkm, local car, headrs, strt pipe, 19 in wheels, #’s match, $9,500 obo 604-908-2464

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

THE SCRAPPER

2004 DODGE Neon, 2.0 SX, a/c, power windows, standard tran, 200k, exc cond. $3200 604-824-6792 or 604-855-1406

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 NISSAN Xterra, fully loaded, 4x4, Call for details, 604-832-1635

2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460

9160

Sports & Imports

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

9160

Sports & Imports

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1993 FORD Explorer Ltd. 6' lift on 35' tires, running gear danna straight front axel, fully rebuilt w/chrome molly inner and outer axel shafts, new universal & brakes, motor replaced with a newer less km V6 that runs great. All leather interior with power seats, $4800 obo. 604-220-0910

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495

2007 MAZDA3 $11,500 Stk# UC767667 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $4900 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122

2007 Honda Civic LX Automatic 55,000 kms. 1st hand local Car in great condition and custom optioned leather seat $12,900 Call: (778) 938-5047

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

1995 FORD F-250, 7.3 DIESEL, auto, 2WD, long box, ext cab, new tires, 1 owner, exc cond, 350km, all hwy $8500 604-744-8111

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371

1999 FORD F150 XLT 4x4, orginal owner, 6 ft box with liner & canopy, auto, a/c, good cond. ONLY $2500. 604-833-8412

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

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

9129

Luxury Cars

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

2007 YAMAHA RI Dark Red & Black Double & Single seat cover 12600 KM Custom Front & Rear Lights Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and awesome, Mint Condition (Cloverdale) $7900 OB0 Call 604-788-0060

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2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

RV’s/Trailers

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486

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2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894

Boats

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

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RV’s/Trailers

2009 24RKS Jayflt lk new, 3 seasn, slps 6, 1 slide, slr pnl, all apps, $15,500, 604-644-8663 Chwk

2007 MAZDA3 Sport $9,900. Stk#UC619188 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122 1977 DODGE camper van. Good cond. Stove/fridge/furn. 200,000 km. $3,250 obo. 604-599-3835

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

1995 SUBURBAN LT, 8 pass, 4x4, leather 188k, new tires/ brakes/front axels, recent radiator/cat conv/02 sensor, no rust. $3800 obo. 604-377-4860

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2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

2009 26’ Grey Wolf super light brand new trailer, 1 pull out, 3 pce bath, full kit, 15’ awning, used 4x. $16,000 obo. 604-532-0726

2007 TOYOTA Matrix $12,000 Stk#UC650872 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

1988 CLASS A Triple E REGENCY motorhome, lenght 32 ft, gmc 450, stored 4 yrs, updated new michelins, bathroom fixtures, freezer, fridge, laminate flrs, carpet throughout, sell due to medical cond. $15,000 must be seen. 1980 AQUA STAR ski boat 115 hp evinrude, in exc cond, fully equiped depth sound, sonar, ship to shore radios, water skis, wet line tubes for towing, new top tow bar, remote docking all on shoreline trailor, sell due to health, $15,000. Call 604-793-0124

2008 HONDA Civic std silver, orig own, no acci, 86K, new tires, exc cond. $9700obo. 778-866-7139

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

2000 HONDA Prelude, 2 dr, $5000, auto, runs well, 124,000 km, 604-614-8402

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

Vans

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9155 2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

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SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

2000 INTREPID, auto, excl cond, summer/winter tires, new brakes/ battery $2200 obo. 604-942-6832

2005 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser Conv. $8,000 Stk# UT620748 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

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

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2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

2010 VW Tourag, 39km, touch screen nav, leather, luxury pkg, trailer hitch, moon roof, push button start, very clean, no acc, $43,000 obo, call 604-351-5631 2005 MAZDA 3 SPORT, 97k, new clutch & brakes, excellent condition, $7700. 778-227-6813

2005 MAZDA RX-8 GT $11,995 Stk#UC146248 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014

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1994 - 11 ft Timberline Camper. Electric jacks & more. Excellent cond. $7,950. Call 604-576-6598

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

1998 SLUMBER Queen, Autum Special, immaculant cond, light weight, 8ft camper, toilet, sink, stove, sleeps 4, 3way fridge, $5800 obo, Tom 604-807-0209

2010 WILDWOOD T27, lge slide, bunks. $17,596. UTW2702. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2011 ARTICFOX 8ft 11', winter package, 1 ton short box, includes slide outs, generator, ac, remote jack, sterio, fully loaded, $27,000, obo, 604-793-3399

2011 SPRINGDALE 291RK, huge kitch. $19,458 w/mfg rebate. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2011 SPRINGDALE 299FKS, 2 slides, $22,338 w/mfg rebate. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2012 CHAPARRAL 279BHS, 2 slides, bunks, ext kitchen. $32,649. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

Vans 2002 TRAVELAIRE 251, Cdn. made, very clean. $11,120. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

NEW CHAPARRAL 275RLS, 3 slides. Snowbird Sale $31,495. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com 2003 30’ Citation Supreme 5th Whl, 2 slides, exc cond, rear living, loaded, many extras, new tires & batteries. Hitch incl. $32,000. 604-794-7529 (Chwk)

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Friday, December 7, 2012

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


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