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SD43 board chair: No savings

The province’s ministry of education appears to have a fight on its hands for asking school boards to find savings in order to pay for support staff. School District 43 board chair Melissa Hyndes said she’s hoping the local board will follow the lead of other school districts around the province in opposing the government’s request. “There are no savings,” she told The NOW. The issue stems from a letter sent to school boards across the province earlier this month asking boards to find savings of 1.5 per cent for support staff salaries this year, and an additional 1.5 per cent next year. However, the boards have been told the savings must be real and measurable and must not have a negative impact on educational programs or transfer costs on to the public. “Where do you find savings like that?” Hyndes questioned, noting some districts will have a surplus next year and could use that as a one-time offering. However, in the case of SD 43 and many other districts in B.C., she hinted next year would be very difficult financially. Hyndes said she didn’t know what kind of an impact a 1.5 per cent cut would have on the district. The board is expected to sit down before Christmas to discuss a response to the province. Though Hyndes said she couldn’t speak on behalf of the other politicians, she wants the board to take a united stand with the other boards and oppose the request. — With files from the Vancouver Sun

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COOKIE TRAIN: Jason Peters, 3, and his sister Rhyana, 5, decorate cookies at the CP Holiday Train event in Port Moody on Tuesday night

Snow removal budgets intact

Both Port Moody and Port Coquitlam still have snow removal money to finish 2012 Jeremy Deutsch There could be some good news for Tri-Cities residents after this week’s winter wallop. The snowfall may have left a mess on the roads, but it didn’t appear to blow a hole in the snow removal budgets of at least two of the three municipalities. In the case of Port Moody, the city has spent $191,634 on snow removal in 2012. The snow budget for the year, which works off the calendar year as opposed

to the traditional fiscal year, is set at $280,991. It leaves the City of the Arts with just about $90,000 to play with for the remainder of December. “We think that this will get us through the rest of the year,” said Mayor Mike Clay in an e-mail to The NOW, adding failing that, the city has $200,000 in reserves for snow removal. It’s a slightly tighter situation in Port Coquitlam. The city has spent $228,000 on snow removal this year. The 2012 budget for snow removal in PoCo was set at $251,000. PoCo city officials noted the snow removal budget changes from year to

year to reflect inflation rates, increased fuel costs and any new inventory. The City of Coquitlam did not respond The NOW prior to press deadline. Though Tuesday’s sudden snow wreaked havoc on the roads around the Tri-Cities, Wednesday was a much quieter event, unless you travelled the new Port Mann Bridge. According to a story in The Vancouver Sun, falling ice on the newly opened $3.3-billion Port Mann Bridge hit dozens of cars and injured at least one person Wednesday, raising questions about safety and bridge design. The bridge — which normally sees

daily traffic of about 110,000 cars — was closed at 2 p.m. and reopened at 6 p.m. There were reports of the ice, which fell from the bridge’s soaring support cables, damaging windshields, and of one person being knocked unconscious. RCMP said ice started falling about 1 p.m. On Thursday, it was reported the Transportation Investment Corp., which operates the bridge, will cover the deductibles of any drivers who filed claims. — With files from the Vancouver Sun

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essica Ouellet sees a future in helping people. The Coquitlam teen recently graduated from CABE Secondary’s teen parenting program and has plans to attend Douglas College next fall, eventually hoping to work with the mentally challenged or troubled youth. When Ouellet isn’t busy with school or taking care of her two-year-old daughter Kaylee-Anne, she can be found in the SHARE food bank warehouse volunteering her time. “Giving back is really fun,” she told The NOW. However, Ouellet knows first hand just how critical the food bank can be for those in need. She started using the service when she got pregnant with her daughter. Once Kaylee-Anne was born, Ouellet was put on SHARE’s Tiny Bundles program, which provided essentials for a new mom like milk and fresh fruit. SHARE also provided counseling and even furniture to the single parent. Now the family receives diapers and good snack foods for Kaylee-Anne’s lunch. Without the help of the food bank, she isn’t sure how she would have made it the last couple years. “If I didn’t have food, I wouldn’t be able to do anything,” Ouellet said. “It put food on the table that I might not have been able to put on it.”

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Single mom Jessica Ouellet and her two-year-old daughter Kaylee-Anne are excitied for Christmas. The Tri-Cities teen has been busy volunteering for the SHARE food bank this past year, including spending extra time during the holiday season. Not only did the service put food on the table, it allowed her to finish school and pursue her goals of helping people. But Ouellet loves to give back. So she did what felt natural, she became a SHARE volunteer. Every Wednesday for the last year, Ouellet has showed up at the food bank ready to lend a hand. And this holiday season, she’s stepped up her game,

volunteering twice a week to help fill the Christmas hampers. The outgoing teen admits it wasn’t easy to turn to the food bank. “It’s hard to take help from people sometimes,” Ouellet said. But once she got to know the staff and other workers, she said they made it feel OK to take help. And the need is never in short supply. Having been around the

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If you have pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies, toonies or even larger amounts to donate to SHARE’s toy bank, you can do so through The NOW’s Pennies for Presents campaign. Since 1990, Pennies for Presents has raised more than $150,000, money that has allowed SHARE to buy Christmas gifts for Tri-Cities children whose families cannot afford to do so. All of the proceeds go directly to SHARE, since the campaign is run through volunteer efforts. Cheques can be made payable to SHARE Family & Community Services Society. Coins do not have to be wrapped. Just drop them off at one of the nearly 20 community locations and volunteers will do the rest. The following Tri-Cities locations are drop-off sites (days and hours of operation vary):


• Coquitlam Fire Hall No. 1, 1300 Pinetree Way • RCMP detachment, 2986 Guildford Way • Ridgeway Community Police Station, 1059 Ridgeway Ave. • The Bay, Coquitlam Centre (housewares and linens service desk on upper level) • SHARE, 200-25 King Edward St. (in the parking lot by Winners) • Scotiabank, 953 Brunette Ave. • Scotiabank, 465 North Rd. (at Austin Avenue) • Scotiabank, Coquitlam Centre

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food bank as both client and volunteer, Ouellet said she’s never seen the food bank warehouse as bare as this season. She understands times are tough for a lot of Tri-Cities families. “Some people forget about others who don’t have as much,” Ouellet said. But she was delighted to see the generous spirit of residents last week, when an entire truck was filled during a one-day emergency food

drive. The food drive was so successful, enough food was donated to fill the food bank’s Christmas hampers. Though Ouellet plans to remain a volunteer with SHARE in the meantime, she may not be one for long. Once college is complete, she has her sights set on working for the society fulltime, ultimately completing the circle. They’re [SHARE] a big part of me,” she said.

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Avalanche season arrives for search teams Stories by Jeremy Deutsch With the arrival of the first snowfall this week, winter lovers will no doubt be rejoicing and taking advantage of the season during the Christmas break. While the white stuff looks fun and inviting, it tends to keep the local search and rescue (SAR) team busy. Coquitlam Search and Rescue search manager Dwight Yochim noted the calls for service tend to go up this time a year when people are on holidays. Though there are no ski mountains like on the North Shore, he said Eagle and Burke mountains could get quite a bit of snow and become avalanche hazards. “Unless you’re prepared to travel in that and have the gear, it can cause you a lot of issues,” Yochim said, not-

ing the east side of Burke Mountain is heavy avalanche terrain. The more recent snowfall is adding to the danger. It could prove to be very dicey for anyone who does need a rescue from the two local mountains in the next few weeks. Thanks to changes in Transport Canada regulations, Coquitlam SAR is not able to perform a helicopter rope rescue. The SAR team’s Helicopter External Transportation System was shelved this fall after a piece of rescue equipment was decertified by the federal agency. The team was trained and ready to go by September and had a temporary rope and harness kit ready for action up until they got word from Transport Canada. The new equipment, which costs about $60,000, is expected to be in place sometime in January.

Until then, Yochim said it does raise the risk in the backcountry and could mean a delay in a rescue. “You hope nothing happens that requires it,” he said, adding the local search crew usually handles about five helicopter rope rescues a year. As the team waits for the equipment, there are a few tips people can use to stay safe this winter. Anyone considering going to the backcountry is urged to check weather reports and avalanche risk and read all the posted signs. Beyond that, people are also recommended to carry all the necessary equipment including an avalanche beacon. Yochim said people would also need to have the gear to dig a partner out and self-rescue, adding it could take time before rescue crews arrive in an avalanche situation. “It’s not something you want to take lightly,” he said.

Coquitlam Search and Rescue team to adopt jury’s findings

It was a water recovery that ended in tragedy for a search and rescue volunteer. Now, Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) is hoping to learn from — and avoid — a similar tragedy in this area. Coquitlam SAR search manager Dwight Yochim told The NOW the rescue agency would be implementing several of the recommendations from a coroners inquest stemming from the death of an SAR volunteer in Creston. Among the changes, the group will be adding a safety officer whose sole job is to assess risk at a particular task and discuss the options with the search manger. Yochim noted the search manager was already carrying out the risk assessments, but they would also often have a

handful of other jobs on their plate. “I have a feeling, despite the fact there was a loss of life there, something good will come out of it and there will be safer ways and more thoughtful ways of the way we do our work in the future,” he said. Coquitlam SAR said it would also come up with a better way of tracking each members training to ensure those tasked with a specific job are indeed qualified and up-to-date in their credentials to handle the job. In June 2011, Sheilah Sweatman died during a swift-water rescue while she volunteered for Nelson Search and Rescue. The 29-year-old’s death resulted in an inquest that

returned back a total of nine recommendations to the province and the B.C. Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA). Yochim said the recommendations aren’t particularly onerous, suggesting they are more of a formalization of the practices already being done. “It’s good to kind of wake up the [search and rescue] community a little bit and make them a bit more responsive on the activities we’re doing,” he said.

Attention Parents/Guardians and Caregivers of Three-Year Old Children

Ready, Set, Learn is returning to a school near you!

Elementary schools in School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) invite you and your threeyear-old to your neighbourhood school for an early welcome to the school community. Learn about your neighbourhood school, community resources and early childhood development. Community of Schools

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Port Coquitlam South – Castle Park, Central, Hazel Trembath, Kilmer, Mary Hill

Thursday, January 17, 2013

9:00 – 11:30 am

Central Elementary 2260 Central Avenue, Port Coquitlam (SS Centre and Gym)

Coquitlam East – Baker Drive, Meadowbrook, Mundy Road, Ranch Park, RC MacDonald, Riverview Park, Cape Horn

Monday, January 21, 2013

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Meadowbrook Elementary 900 Sharpe Street, Coquitlam (SS Centre and Gym)

Heritage Mountain – Anmore, Aspenwood, Heritage Mountain, Mountain Meadows, Pleasantside, Bramblewood

Thursday, January 24, 2013

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Heritage Mountain 125 Ravine Drive, Port Moody (SS Centre and Gym)

Port Coquitlam North – Birchland, Blakeburn, Cedar Drive, Coquitlam River, Irvine, James Park, Leigh

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1:00 – 3:30 pm

James Park Elementary 1761 Westminster Ave., PoCo (SS Centre and Gym)

Port Moody – Glenayre, Harbour View, Miller Park, Moody, Porter, Seaview

Thursday, February 21, 2013

9:00 – 11:30 am

Seaview Elementary 1215 Cecile Drive, Port Moody (SS Centre and Gym)

Coquitlam Center – Eagle Ridge, Glen, Nestor, Walton, Westwood, Hampton Park, Panorama, Pinetree Way

Thursday, March 7, 2013

9:00 – 11:30 am

Walton Elementary 2960 Walton Avenue, Coquitlam (SS Centre and Gym)

Coquitlam South – Alderson, Lord Baden-Powell, Mountain View, Parkland, Rochester, Roy Stibbs

Thursday, May 14, 2013

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Roy Stibbs Elementary 600 Fairview Street, Coquitlam (SS Centre and Gym)

For more information contact your neighborhood school. Ready, Set, Learn is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Children and Family Services, Ministry of Health Services, in conjunction with School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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Pick-up truck lands in unusual parking spot Jeremy Deutsch Even the best engineering pranksters would have marvelled at the parking job of a wayward pick-up truck in Port Moody. Though winter’s first blast was mostly an annoyance for Tri-Cities drivers, it proved a little more damaging for an unintended houseguest. Minkyoung Park and her family were soundly sleeping when the weather got the best of a truck early Wednesday morning, as the two-ton vehicle smashed through a wooden fence, tumbled down an embankment before landing upright in the backyard of her townhouse on Parkside Drive.

Remarkably, no one was injured in the crash and damage to the truck and house was fairly minimal. But the scene of a pick-up truck nestled just a few inches from the house was certainly an unwelcome sight for the Port Moody resident. “It’s very scary,” Park told The NOW on Wednesday. Besides the vehicle’s somewhat soft landing, amazingly the family slept through the crash and only found out the next day when police showed up at their door. Park explained her family was exhausted from the previous busy day and didn’t hear a thing. According to Port Moody Police, the driver of the 2009 Ford was heading southbound

on Parkside when the icy conditions forced the truck to slide sideways smashing through a fence and into the yard below. “No charges are being sought against the driver as the accident is simply a result of poor weather and the geography of the area,” said Port Moody Police spokesperson Luke Van Winkel. Due to the tight fit of the truck, a crane was called to remove the vehicle from the backyard. Park, who has lived in the townhouse for about a year, said she never even considered a vehicle could actually come crashing that close to her home. “If I expected that, I wouldn’t buy this house,” she

A family on Parkside Drive in Port Moody will have some cleaning up to do after a truck landed in their backyard Wednesday morning. Submitted photo

joked. Park noted a tree along the sidewalk where the truck smashed through was recently removed.

She suggested if the tree was still in place, it might have prevented the truck from landing in her backyard. Insurance is expected to

cover the cost of the damage to the home, which included a broken kitchen window, some patio furniture and a wooden deck.

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Bilingual Mandarin Program Registration Notice for 2013 WHAT IS THE BILINGUAL MANDARIN PROGRAM? • Bilingual Mandarin is a program of choice offered by School District #43 at the Kindergarten through grade four level for the 2013/2014 school year and is located at Walton Elementary School. • Regardless of their first language, the program offers all students the possibility of completing fifty percent of the prescribed BC curriculum in Mandarin (Mandarin Language Arts, Math, Health and Career, and PE) and fifty percent of the prescribed BC curriculum in English (English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies and Fine Arts). • Students develop strong communication skills in both English and Mandarin. • Students develop their knowledge of other cultures and the program helps prepare students for the global economy. REGISTRATION PROCESS: • Children must be entering Kindergarten or Grade One in September 2013. • Registration forms will be available at the January 15, 2013 information meeting (see below) at Walton Elementary School, and on the district website: Bilingual. • Completed registration forms must be mailed or hand delivered (no faxes or emails accepted) to the Coquitlam School Board Office (550 Poirier Street, Coquitlam V3J 6A7) no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Please note that registration for Kindergarten/Grade One is done by a random draw and will be limited to the number of spaces available. Siblings of students already enrolled in the Bilingual Mandarin Program at Walton will be given first priority. Please clearly identify sibling status on the registration form.


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Violence isn’t gender exclusive Re: “Time for action,” Editorial, Wednesday, Dec. 5 It’s bitterly ironic that, from my observation of our environment (TV entertainment and news included) during the 1970s and ’80s, violence against females was considerably less evident than it has been during the last two decades, during which countless campaigns, including by the news-media, firmly denouncing violence against women were prolific. Thus, perhaps we as a society, are going about the above-mentioned campaigns in an apparently futile manner. Yes, of course our academics and To The newspaper opinion-makers, for example, have all insisted on perceiving the violence-against-women issue within a twodimensional confinement — not just ignoring, but even silencing, any idea that does not follow the conventional gender political and ideological perspective on the issue. Failing as we have for the last 20 years, why not consider an alternative idea and goal. As long as society tolerates, and even celebrates, female/male violence against males — a guy “hilari-

ously” being kicked in the groin by, say, his frustrated girlfriend — there will be socially despised and politically undesirable repercussions It just may be that it’s all naught but folly for society to insist on the total abolition of violence against girls and women while intently resisting the elimination of all violence, including that in which boys and men are the sole victims. Frank G. Sterle, Jr. White Rock

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Our View

Keep your head on a swivel in the snow We don’t usually get such substantial amounts of snow that it should be a serious problem. But we do get a bit of snow sometimes. And it always seems to turn out to be a problem, at least for some folks — perhaps precisely because it’s relatively rare for the ground to turn white out here on the “Wet Coast.” This could turn out to be one of those winters when we discover what it’s like to live in much of the rest of Canada. So the next time you get in your car and see a little of the white stuff falling from the sky, try to think about your safety and the safety of those with whom you are planning to share the roads and highways. Call it “snow etiquette,” if you will. Let’s start with starting your car. If you feel there’s enough snow on the ground to cause a problem with driving, then don’t start your car if you don’t have to. Also, don’t turn that key if your car is not equipped with tires appropriate to the road conditions. Ordinary summer tires, for example, are not appropriate — in fact, are downright dangerous — for driving in snowy conditions. And unless you are starting from inside the garage, you’ll need to sweep the snow off your car. Do not just dust off the windshield, but do to the same to every window. That way, you’ll be able to see everything you’re supposed to be able to see while you’re driving. That means clearing the rear window, as well as all the side windows. Don’t just make sure you can see, make sure you can be seen as well. Clean your headlights, tail lights, and signal lights. When you are ready to turn that key and start your engine, take it easy. Snow and speed don’t mix well. Finally, make sure to watch out for the other guy. Not everyone is as careful as you are, and in snow, you have even less control than usual over how other people’s driving behaviour could impact you.



Focus on the process, not the end goal

the end dangles in front of you urging you onward fter the annual dreary gloom that is brought like a horse being tempted by dangling carrot. by the month of November and always seems The key is to remain focused on the reward and never-ending, the cheer and joy of December not get caught up in the strain it will take to get comes as a relief to all. Our surrounding imagery drastically morphs from there. Whether it is one’s way of forging the solemn images of soldiers sacrificing their way through school to acquire themselves in battle and all the horrors work in their desired profession, or that come along with war, to heartsomething less long term like labouring warming images of jovial snow-covered over a project or training for a maralandscapes featuring houses strung with thon, anything worth achieving and brightly coloured lights and scenes of being proud of takes a certain amount friends and family gathered around the of effort and unwanted frustration if one orange glow of the fireplace. Or maybe wants to do it properly. those images feature loved ones bundled People these days are always lookin their warmest attire to skate across a My Generation ing for an easy answer or an easy route frozen pond. Jackie Duck through their issues, but success is December is the calm after the storm, always preceded by a period of struggle the light emerging from the darkness, and more often than not failure. the excitement of celebration after a somber month However, the accomplishment felt after fighting dedicated to remembering the terrors that have for something is always greater than simply being struck our world. handed it. It is as though the months are deliberately Sometimes, to get to the best parts of life one arranged in a fashion that gives us something to must fight through the more somber ones. look forward to when we’re grieving and struggling Even the people at the top of their respective areas through life. do not reach there without some amount of struggle More often than not this tends to be the case after and failure. most disheartening or stressful times. The reward at

For instance, Edison and countless inventors like him had to fail numerous times in order to perfect their inventions. Failure does not mean defeat. It just builds one up so they can come back stronger, wiser and ready to accomplish the task set before them. There’s always going to be Scrooge impersonators crying “Bah Humbug!” — whether it is because they want to be dramatic in a reach for attention or because they haven’t broken through the gloomy fog of November yet. In the end, it is their own willpower and outlook on life that will determine if they have a happy holiday season or not. In the meantime, I try to force a little cheer down their pessimistic throats to urge them forward towards whatever more positive goal life has in store for them. It is comforting to remember during the tough times that there is something worth working towards and it will be greater than the struggle to reach it. Don’t think this article was an exception to this pattern either. It was quite an uphill battle. Jackie Duck is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary.



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How can we make our roads safer?

“In early August I replied to your invitation to ask questions of the Coquitlam RCMP. So far I haven’t received any answers to my questions concerning traffic safety and enforcement. This really makes me and many other readers wonder if these valid questions were too difficult for the representative of the local RCMP to reply. What does it take for the RCMP to wake up and enforce traffic laws to reduce serious accidents? So, Cpl. Jamie Chung, you invited readers to ask questions, would you please give answers.” Juhani (John) Jokinen Port Moody John, you’re not the only one who wishes my colleagues and I had enough time to answer every question we get from “Cop Talk” readers. The response to the column since it began in the spring has been really overwhelming and I take it as a good sign. But we can’t answer everything, at least not immediately. It’s not surprising that most of the questions we get are, like yours, about traffic and road safety issues. Unlike some crime and safety issues, road safety literally affects everyone. No matter what age you are or where you live in our jurisdiction, almost everyone is a road user. Knowing the rules and staying safe on local roads is a high priority for everyone, including police. I assure you, John, we take road safety very seriously. In fact, since 2002, police and our partners in the transportation sector across Canada have been working together to reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world. Enforcement is part of the equation but so is research, analysis and monitoring.


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(i.e., seatbelts, infant car seats); aggressive drivBefore 2002, Coquitlam Mounties enforced ing; intersection control and unsafe speed. traffic laws like most other police forces in The RSV approach has been the core of our Canada — on a more or less random basis. local road safety strategy since 2002. Our crime We went on patrol and pulled drivers over as analysts and traffic officers crunch numbers, we witnessed infractions or we set up check read files and review public complaints to help points based on our collective “gut instinct” identify collision and road safety hotspots so we about where the problem areas were. Despite can target our resources, work more effectively the hard work done by thousands of men and with partners like ICBC and School District 43 women in uniform, that approach didn’t really and have the greatest possible impact on road impact outcomes: serious collisions, injuries safety. and fatalities on our roads remained a problem. Is it working? Absolutely. Everyone in a uniform, from senior Collisions took 12 lives and serbrass to beat cops, realized that iously injured 61 people in 2006. system was not working. By 2011, the Coquitlam RCMP dealt Everything changed in 2002 with three deaths and approximatewhen the Canadian Council of ly 18 serious injuries as a result of Motor Transport Administrators crashes. And data from November (CCMTA) introduced Road Safety 2012 shows that collision-related Vision 2010 (RSV 2010): a nationinjuries and fatalities are down wide, evidence-based road safety almost 30 per cent so far over 2011. strategy that focused resources on Cop Talk RSV 2010 has been replaced by the most high-risk driver behavCanada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015 iours and set targets for reducCpl. Jamie Chung (CRSS 2015) but the basics are the tions in injuries and fatalities on same. Locally, we are focused on Canada’s roads. It was a major the following safety objectives: raising public change to traffic safety and enforcement at all awareness and commitment to road safety; levels. improving communication, cooperation and RSV 2010 caused major changes to the collaboration among all stakeholders and conCoquitlam RCMP’s traffic enforcement and ducting strategic enforcement at high crash service delivery model. Under the RSV 2010 locations. model, contributing factors in local fatal and What can you expect from the Coquitlam serious injury collisions were analyzed, and Mounties? You can expect the Coquitlam public education and enforcement campaigns Mounties, using the RSV 2015 framework, to were implemented along with targeted enforceeducate the public, enforce the law and save ment. RSV 2010 identified the top five contriblives. uting factors to collision-related injuries and As I said, John, we take road safety very serdeaths on Canadian roads: impaired driving; iously. Thanks for your question. non or improper usage of occupant restraints

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This week’s question:

What do you think about your city’s response to this week’s first snowfall of the winter ? • It was terrible. • A job well done. • I didn’t have many problems. • Not bad, but could be improved. • I’m from back East. This isn’t snow. Vote at

Last week’s question:

Are you putting up a Christmas tree this year? No. Bah! Humbug!


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Friday, December 21, 2012


Lotto thief sought

Coquitlam Mounties are looking for more than luck to catch a serial thief stealing lottery tickets. Police believe one suspect is responsible for robbing as many as eight convenience stores in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam of their scratchand-win tickets. The robberies have taken place in a two-week span between Nov. 29 and Dec. 13. The robber has used either a gun or knife to pull off the robberies. RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said the crime is unusual, given the thief is only after lotto tickets. “A lottery ticket?” he questioned. “Even if you buy a whole bunch of them there’s no guarantee you’re going to win anything.” However, Chung noted police want to catch the suspect before someone gets

hurt. The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between the ages of 25 and 35, standing between five feet eight-inches and six-feet tall. He has a slim to medium build, and is possibly wearing a shoulder length blond wig. The suspect has been spotted wearing various baseball caps, a dark hoodie or checkered ski jacket, gloves and dark pants. Investigators also believe the suspect may be associated with a dark coloured vehicle, and he may be linked to other similar incidents in Maple Ridge. Anyone with information related to the incidents or other similar robberies is asked to Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file 2012-33501. Earlier this year, Austin Heights businesses were on

Police still probing PoMo shootings Jeremy Deutsch It will likely go down as one of the most violent years in Port Moody in recent memory, with three gang-related murders rocking the city within a four month-span. And as 2012 draws to a close, the three shootings remain unsolved. However, the Vancouver Police Department maintains the investigations into the three killings remain active. “Our investigators are working extremely hard with regards to the Port Moody homicides, unsolved Vancouver homicides and every other violent crime reported to the VPD to determine who is responsible and to gather the evidence required for Crown to prosecute,” said VPD spokesman Const. Brian Monatgue in an e-mail to The NOW. The trail of violence began May 30 in the parking lot of the Port Moody Recreation Complex just after sundown. Noted gangster Gurbinder Singh Toor was gunned down as he got out of his car on the way to a ball hockey game that evening. There have been few leads in that case, but police believe the suspect vehicle was a Nissan Murano. They posted pictures of a similar vehicle at the complex shortly after in an effort to generate tips and leads. It was the first homicide in Port Moody in nearly a decade, but it wouldn’t be the last of the year. Less than a month later in June, another gangster, Randy Naicker, was shot near his truck at the corner of St. Johns and Queen Streets during rush hour. He was the founder of the Independent Soldiers gang. Once again, no suspects have been arrested in the case. At the time, gang experts suggested it would be unlikely the shootings would ever be solved. Montague explained homicide investigations can be difficult and may take a long time to solve. “Each investigation has unique challenges,” he said. “When it comes to homicides and other crimes related to gang activity there are definitely additional challenges surrounding the gang culture and the reluctance to cooperate with police.” In September, Joseph Markel of Port Moody was gunned down at his home in the Glenayre area in the middle of a Saturday morning. He was believed to be an associate of the Dhak-Duhre gang. The third shooting resulted in an impromptu town hall meetinga few days later attended by concerned Port Moody residents. VPD reps wouldn’t say how many investigators are working the three cases, but in October, Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay indicated the cost could top $1 million. Last year, Port Moody police signed on to an integrated homicide team with the VPD. Under the agreement, the city pays $150,000 annually and assigns an officer to the team.

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CP Holiday Train arrives in Port Moody The CP Holiday Train makes its yearly stop in the City of the Arts, at far left, while members of the the band Doc Walker keeps the crowd singing. rght Lisa King/NOW

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hrough winter, flowers get battered down and much more twisty. In winter they are intricately beautiful, especially since masses of by winter storms and berries fall or are little catkins begin forming in late November. eaten by wildlife. But brightly coloured It’s a slow starter, but ultimately needs stems and contorted twigs resist anything considerable pruning to stay within its space. nature hurls at them. Artistic relatives and friends usually like receivFinding colour and twisty twigs together ing bits, plus pruned branches make fantastic in one plant family is quite unusual. But it prisons for leaning plants. does happen in hybrids of the corkscrew wilIn summer, corkscrew hazel is a nondescript low (“golden curls” and “scarlet curls”). Both mass of curly green leaves, but meanwhile it are easy to grow and if kept small, are quite is making little nuts that attract spectacular in the garden, whether blue flashes of Steller’s jays in late being lashed by rain or festooned August. Most are grafted and they with snow. They’re also great do tend to sucker when the rootChristmas decorating material. stock is stimulated by too much It’s better to prevent these two pruning. All these suckers will willow hybrids from growing into be straight. If you can pull each large trees because the twisted sucker off early enough to tear off twigs, whether golden or orangethe growth bud in the root, that red, are brightest when young. When they grow to tree-size, the Branching Out will be the end of that particular sucker. It helps to use pliers and twigs quickly become plain brown Anne Marrison pull towards the tree. If you luck twisty branches bright only at the into an own-root contorted hazel, tips. all the suckers will be corkscrews. This means Also, willows are so fast growing that you can prune to your heart’s content without tree branches are soon quite out of reach. ever having to deal with suckers. Pollarding (pruning all or most branches Contorted hazel can be kept indefinitely in close to the trunk) keeps brilliant, healthy a container that’s top-pruned and root-pruned new growth coming and keeps the tree within every few years. Keeping it on pot feet is bounds. This should be done soon after the best because roots can easily make their way new year while buds are still dormant. through drainage holes. Willows are much better neighbours if kept I was in a Langley garden once and noticed small. That’s because willows have weak, shalan imposing row of very tall cotoneaster low roots, drop older branches and shed lots of shrubs, all in smallish pots and planted in a twigs each winter. straight line unusually close together near the Acreage gardens are the place for large wilfront door. They were a mass of pretty red berlow trees. In large gardens, people can enjoy ries but also view-blockers. the beauty of their twigs against the sky. It turned out they had begun life as seedWillows are also so greedy for water, they can lings one to a pot — time had moved on and turn marginal swamps into something one can so had the roots, which had found their own walk on. escape routes. Now there was no moving them Contorted hazels (Corylus contorta) are at all. more widely planted than corkscrew willows

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The Evergreen Cultural Centre plays host to the Pacific Theatre Company’s adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Starring husband and wife tandem Kaitlin Williams and Mack Gordon, the show takes the audience through an adaptation of the popular CS Lewis story. Running until Saturday, Dec. 22, show times are 8 p.m. nightly, though a 4 p.m. showing is slated for Saturday, Dec. 22. Tickets range in price between $15 and $39 and can be purchased by calling 604-927-6555 or online at Goh Ballet’s presentation of The Nutcracker, which includes Port Coquitlam native Kaia Kochan, continues its four-day run at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, with show times on Friday and Saturday set for 7:30 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee will also be offered on Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23. Tickets range in price between $32 and $83.25, plus applicable service fees, and are on sale via www.ticketmaster. ca or by calling 1-855-9855000. King of Life Lutheran Church hosts board game night, starting at 6:30 p.m. at 1198 Falcon Dr. in Coquitlam. Everyone is welcome to this free event, where participants play some of the classics and to learn some new favourites.


Micky’s Irish Public House will play host to an “Ugly

Events Christmas Sweater Fundraiser on how to use the Internet, Party,” starting at 6 p.m. at Facebook, eBooks, e-mail and Micky’s Irish Public House, more. To book a personalized 170 Golden Dr. in Coquitlam. session, call 604 927-7999. All monies collected will be Art Focus Artists donated to Variety — The Association meets on Children’s Charity and to Wednesdays, from 7 to 9 Days for Girls International. p.m. at The Outlet in Leigh A $25 ticket includes a Triple Square, 2253 Leigh Sq., A sirloin burger with fries, Port Coquitlam. Artists from Micky’s house the Tri-Cities wine or beer and and beyond of a cupcake dessert. all experience A silent auction, levels and interraffles, and contest ests gather to for the ugliest support each Christmas sweater other and display their work. will also be featured. Info: 778-868-6916 or ashleeDemonstrations by professional coulthard.philanthropist@ artists are free to the public on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Info: 604-942-0537. SUNDAY, DEC. 23 Baker’s Corner Preschool The BC Aquasonics annual is a parent participation school Christmas Watershow starts with classes for three- and at 10 a.m. at the City Centre four-year-olds inside Baker Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Drive Elementary, 885 Baker Fraser Valley children and Dr., Coquitlam. Registrations youth between the ages of accepted on an ongoing basis. six and 20, showcase solo, Info: 604-461-5848 or www. duet, and team synchronized swimming routines, with the Barnet Sailing Co-operaentire BC Aquasonics club tive welcomes new members, showcased in the grand finale be they land-lubbers or old performance. Admission by salts. Members sail the waters donation. of Burrard Inlet, Desolation MONDAY, DEC. 24 Sound, the Gulf Islands, Friendship Baptist Church Howe Sound and the Strait of hosts its annual Christmas Georgia. Info: Scott at 604-255Eve candlelight service at 6:30 4590 or www.barnetsailing. p.m. Located 2950 Dewdney Trunk Rd. in Coquitlam, Eagle Ridge Hospital the church welcomes all to Auxiliary hosts a coffee proattend. gram from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ONGOING Saturdays in the main lobby of The Terry Fox Library (2470 the hospital, at 475 Guildford Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam) Way in Port Moody. Sales of offers a free half-hour session beverages and baked goods

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Take the hassle out of gift returns


he magic of the holiday season is hard to replicate. Gatherings with friends and family members can put smiles on many people’s faces, especially for those people who only see their loved ones once a year.

such as a cocktail dress that livened up Christmas festivities just as much as the spiked egg nog, only to be returned Dec. 26. With the desire to curtail fraud, retailers have tightened the reins on return policies.

But the smiles and laughter may dim when faced with the prospect of returning unwanted gifts. Few people haven’t had to return a holiday gift once or twice in their lifetimes. In fact, a survey from Consumer Reports indicates that 1 in 5 Americans will return a holiday present this year, while retail merchants expect about 10 per cent of all holiday purchases to be returned.

Keeping this in mind and being prepared for a conversation with a store’s customer service employee can make the return process go more smoothly. ❆ Know the store’s return policy. It pays to go online or call the store to find out about its specific return policy. Being armed with this knowledge could help you avoid a trip to the store and waiting in line only to be turned away. Return policies may vary depending on the item being returned, so be sure to check about the item you have. Requirements often are more stringent on electronics.

Part of the difficulty of returning items is a result of stores cracking down on merchandise fraud. While there are scores of honest customers simply looking to exchange that paw print set of pajamas for something a little more stylish, there are plenty of others who are interested in taking advantage of the holiday season to return items that may have been used,

❆ Use a receipt whenever possible. Receipts speed up the return process considerably. Whether

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❆ Keep boxes closed. Restocking fees are charges exacted for items returned that have been opened. Generally they are applied to electronics and appliances — sometimes 15 to 30 per cent of the total purchase price. To get the most value for your return, be sure to keep the box closed. Cut down on the stress and hassle of holiday returns by knowing store policies and only returning items that are unopened and unused. And whenever possible, bring a receipt, even if it’s just a gift receipt — Metro Creative

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❆ Set a budget — Create a budget for what you can realistically afford and don’t forget to include incidentals like host/hostess gifts and taxis. Jump online to check prices and consider setting aside extra funds to cushion for unexpected invitations and expenses. If you’re hosting a party this year, understanding how much you have to spend and the true cost of things will help you decide whether to throw a cookie exchange, intimate dinner party or big soiree.

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Follow these tips for a safe turkey dinner Turkey is an important part of many holiday celebrations, and the BC Centre for Disease Control has some tips to help you prepare turkey safely. Proper food handling is especially important because turkey can be contaminated with bacteria like Salmonella. Salmonella can cause stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, dehydration — and lead to more serious complications, especially in infants and the elderly. As many as 650,000 people become ill due to foodborne illness in B.C. each year. The following steps can reduce the risk of getting sick from turkey: • Buy safely: At the store, always put the turkey in a plastic bag separate from other foods as leaking turkey juices could contaminate those foods. Once home, immediately store the turkey in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer. • Thaw: Ideally, frozen turkeys should be


The minimum meat temperature inside a turkey should be at least 74C or hotter, taken in the thickest part of the thigh.

thawed in the refrigerator. Allow about one day of thawing time per 2 kg (5 pounds) of turkey. Thawing in a sealed plastic bag under cold run-

ning water is also acceptable. Once thawed, it must be stored in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Never thaw your turkey at room temperature. • Separate: Ensure there is no cross contamination in the kitchen by keeping raw poultry separate from other foods. If possible, make any ready to eat foods, such as salad or raw vegetable platters, before you prepare your turkey. • Clean: Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling any food. After preparing the turkey, wash the counter, utensils and cutting boards with warm soapy water and then sanitize with a bleach solution before doing anything else in the kitchen. To make a bleach solution, combine 5 ml (1 teaspoon) bleach with 1 litre (4 cups) of water. Marinate properly: Many people now marinate their turkey before cook-

ing. Marinating should always be done in the refrigerator. As well, if you intend to use the marinade later, it must be heated to boiling to make it safe to eat. • Cook: Whichever cooking method you use, always use a meat thermometer to ensure that the turkey is cooked. The minimum meat temperature should be at least 74 C or hotter, taken in the thickest part of the thigh and with the thermometer not touching a bone. If the turkey is stuffed, then the stuffing must also be 74 C or hotter. To improve food safety, cook stuffing outside of the turkey in a casserole dish. • Chill: Break up leftover carcasses into smaller pieces. Separate foods such as gravy and stuffing, and put all leftovers into the refrigerator no more than two hours after serving. Never leave leftovers to cool overnight on the counter before putting into the fridge.

Chef Dez shares one of his favourite recipes W

ith entertaining season upon us, I want to share with you one of our favourite recipes — perfect for a buffet or cocktail party, or serve it with rice for a main course as this recipe makes an abundant amount of sauce. By the way, ground chuck is available at your local butcher and is much meatier in flavour than typical ground beef. All the best of the holiday season to you.

3/4 cup brown sugar (not golden sugar) 1/2 cup liquid honey 6 tbsp soy sauce 3 tbsp cornstarch 1.5 tbsp finely crushed garlic 1/2 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with baking spray and set aside. 2. In a large bowl, combine the chuck, pork, eggs, bread crumbs, Honey Garlic Meatballs onion, garlic, Chinese Five Spice “Combining two different types powder, 2 tsp salt and the pepper. of meat gives the meatballs more Mix until thoroughly combined complex flavour and, seasoned with into a homogenous mixture. Roll Chinese Five Spice powder, they bits of the mixture into small are perfect with this sauce. Enjoy!” meatballs approximately 3/4 (three On Cooking quarter) inch in size and place 1 pound (454g) ground chuck them on the prepared baking 1 pound (454g) lean ground pork Chef Dez sheet. You should have approxi2 large eggs mately 45 to 50 meatballs. Bake 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs in the preheated oven for approximately 20 1/4 cup minced onion minutes, or until their internal temperature 2 tbsp finely crushed or minced garlic reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees 1 tbsp Chinese Five Spice powder Celsius). 2 tsp salt 3. While the meatballs are cooking, prepare 1 tsp pepper the sauce by placing the beef broth, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic and Sauce half tsp salt in a medium heavy-bottomed pot. 1 cup + 2 tbsp beef broth Place on medium-high heat and bring to a boil

while stirring occasionally. When it just starts to boil, stir constantly until it has reached a full rolling boil. It must reach a full boil to activate the cornstarch thickener fully. Remove from the heat and set aside. 4. Place the cooked meatballs on a paper towel temporarily to remove some of the fat. Transfer the meatballs to a serving dish, cover with the sauce and serve immediately with or

without cooked rice.

This recipe makes between 45 and 50 3/4inch meatballs.

• Chef Dez is a food columnist, culinary instructor and cooking show performer. Visit him at Send your food or cooking questions to

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Pennies for



The NOW’s Pennies for Presents campaign accepts donations of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies, toonies, bills and cheques for donation to the SHARE Family & Community Services O Society, which uses the money to buy Christmas presents RAVER $1 ISED 54 for Tri-Cities children who would otherwise go without. SINC ,000 E 19


DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: The NOW’s office, at 201A-3430 Brighton Ave. Port Coquitlam in Burnaby (from 9am-5pm weekdays) • Port Coquitlam Fire Coquitlam Hall No. 1, 1725 Broadway St. • The Bay, Coquitlam Centre • Downtown Port Coquitlam (Housewares and Linens service desk, upper level) Community Police Station, 2581 Mary Hill Rd. • Coquitlam Fire Hall No. 1, 1300 Pinetree Way • Northside PoCo Community Police Station, • RCMP detachment, 2986 Guildford Way 3312 Coast Meridian Rd. • Ridgeway Community Police Station, S TO N • Scotiabank, 4100-2850 Shaughnessy St. N O I O CAT ONATI 1059 Ridgeway Ave. O L Port Moody 16 E A D • SHARE, 200-25 King Edward St., Coquitlam MAK • Port Moody Fire Hall No. 1, 200 Ioco Rd. (in the parking lot by Winners) • Port Moody Police, 3051 St. Johns Street • Scotiabank, 953 Brunette Ave. • SHARE Food Bank, 2615 Clarke St. • Scotiabank, 465 North Rd. (at Austin Avenue) (enter off Spring Street) • Scotiabank, Coquitlam Centre • Scotiabank, 2501 St. Johns St.

100 per cent of proceeds go to the Pennies for Presents campaign, which has raised more than $150,000 for the Tri-Cities children since its inception in 1990. All proceeds stay in the community. Cheques should be made payable to SHARE Family & Community Services Society. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2012.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

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Christmas doesn’t have to be about racing around madly. You can say no to an invitation and spend time at home.

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all ages. While you are staring hristmas is a great famat your calendar and wonderily time. ing if you can possibly find We can spend time babysitters for all the usual together baking, having wonparties, think about your famderful family meals, watching ily. Do you want to continue videos, playing games and on the merry-go-round of heading out to local venues. partying, particularly the parAmong others, the Vancouver ties that are more compulsory Aquarium, Science World and than chosen? Capilano Suspension Bridge Revisit your list. And make may be on the list of planned choices. activities. Look at the So why is it that list of things you it seems none of hope to experithese activities ence with your have happened in kids and spouse. your family? Well, Do you really just look at your want to get guscalendar. When you factor in the Modern Parenting sied up, leave the kids and head parties, receptions Kathy Lynn out two or three and events, do you nights a week for find that, in fact, the rest of the month? babysitters are seeing more of Which parties really matter your kids than you are? to you? Which parties would Then remember a year you secretly wish could be when we had a number of cancelled? You can say no. snowstorms. What happened? You can stay home. You can We were stuck at home as the enjoy family time. snow piled up and discovered Sit down with the kids and — or rediscovered — the joys discover what they want to do. of just being with the family. You aren’t limited to being at Many parents told me that soon the computers were shut home (assuming the weather co-operates this year). Do they down and the board games came out from the back of the want to head out and look at lights? What about some of closet. the traditional displays such It became an old-fashioned as Park & Tilford Gardens, holiday; playing games, eatVan Dusen or Stanley Park? ing popcorn and maybe even Check the newspaper for singing some Christmas the great neighbourhood carols. The parents watched light displays. What about their kids’ favourite holiday the Trinity Street multi-block programs with them and the competition for light displays kids watched some of the in Vancouver? traditional favourites of their This is also an opportunity folks. to spend time with neighAnd at the time they said, bours by suggesting a simple “This is good. I like this.” get-together with all the famThe kids were calm and ily members. happy. Adults were rested and Once you start thinking calm rather than feeling the typical anxiety so often experi- about what to do, it will be a terrific holiday. enced at this time of year. Choose to do what you and There was laughter in the home from family members of your family want to do. Make

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Port Coquitlam field lacrosse players, from left, Kyran Clarke, Danita Stroup and Tyler Klarner have all signed on to continue their careers with U.S. universities next year.

PoCo players punch their stateside tickets Four Port Coquitlam field lacrosse players accept major U.S. scholarships John Kurucz


hen your dad’s name is Dan Stroup, it’s tough to imagine a fate any different than the one facing his 17year-old daughter. Stroup’s daughter Danita, along with three other PoCo-based field lacrosse players, have recently put pen to paper on the next four years of their lives by accepting scholarships to major U.S. Division 1 schools. In Stroup’s case, the Riverside student will ply her trade next year at Long Island University, while Terry Fox students — and PoCo Saints Intermediate A teammates — Tyler Klarner and Kyran Clarke have accepted offers from the University of Massachusetts and Marquette University respectively. Tyler Pace, who currently plays out of Blue Ridge, Va., rounds out the quartet and has committed to Denver University. “I’m really excited and I’m overwhelmed,” Danita Stroup said. “I just want to go down there and work hard for my team and






for my education.” No stranger to the lacrosse world, Danita comes from a background that should provide a bedrock of support as her career moves forward. Her father Dan is a National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame member, having won the league title on four occasions as a player and once as a coach. He currently heads up the Washington Stealth. “I look up to him because of all of his success,” Danita said. “He pushes me hard, but not in a bad way. He’s pushing me towards what he knows I want to do. He helps me get to be where I want to be. He’s been through all of it he knows everything I need to know. It’s awesome having him as my dad.” In Clarke’s case, the 17-year-old attackman fielded offers from both Salisbury University and Ohio State. But the fledgling program at Marquette — which is just getting up and running — offered him the appeal of being part of something fresh. “I am just excited to be part of a new program,” he said. “They’ve just started their first season this year and I want to be a part of something that will grow. I know I will be a leader on that team.” His flydown in the late summer saw the Grade 12 Fox student

immersed in campus life, while also giving him the opportunity to bounce ideas off of his new coach Joe Amplo around his role, and how he’ll fit into the program. “He told me that I’m there to score goals,” Clarke said. “I’m going to be the guy who catches the ball and tries to put it in the net.” Like his PoCo compatriots, Klarner had his fair share of offers coming in from a series of U.S. schools. But the allure of Massachusetts was in its similarity to life on West Coast, despite its location on the opposite side of the continent. “Massachusetts had the same feeling as being home,” Klarner said. “The campus almost reminded me of Simon Fraser University, so I really felt like I was home when I was there. When I went down there, I wasn’t the biggest kid, so I have to make sure my speed is going to be up to par and make sure that I’m one of the fastest guys on the team.” Each of the four athletes, who have represented Team B.C. in the past, will begin their U.S. odysseys next year. “The Team B.C. program is producing some great male and female athletes, not just on the field, but off the field,” said Team B.C. Field Lacrosse coordinator Reynold Comeault.







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Terry Fox wrestler Brooke Wheeler, left, turned in an undefeated 3-0 run at last week’s Raven Invitational wrestling tournament in Port Coquitlam, capturing gold in the girls 64-kilogram division. Lisa King/NOW

Hundreds of wrestlers take to the mat at Fox Former teammates on the football field, though adversaries on the wrestling mat, a pair of key contributors to the Terry Fox football program found themselves lined up eye to eye in last week’s Raven Invitational wrestling tournament. And once the dust settled, it was Mate McLeod-Genest who bested Brett Boyce in what was an all Fox matchup in the senior boys 78-kilogram final. McLeod-Genest, who went 4-0 at the meet, was also named the Outstanding Senior Male Wrestler and helped his Fox team to a third-place overall finish behind Gleneagle and New Westminster. A former back with Fox’s senior football team, McLeodGenest wasn’t the only Ravens product to rise above the roughly 250 wrestlers in attendance, as Brooke Wheeler’s 3-0 record helped put her over the top to claim gold in the girls 64 kg division. The team award in the girls bracket went to Port Moody Secondary, with Carson Graham claiming second and Centennial nailing down the three spot. Pinetree finished third in the Grade 8/9 boys division behind Burnaby Central and Carson Graham, while Dr. Charles Best grappler Joseph Palmieri carted off the outstanding boys wrestler in that age grouping.

Here are other top three results from School District 43 wrestlers: BOYS, 1st place: Taras Ermolenko (PT, 48kg Jr), Joseph Palmieri (Best, 57kg Jr), Ethan Nguyen (Best, 63kg Jr), Johnny Riera (PT, 74kg Jr), Edward Metcalf (Glen, 48kg Sr). Second place: Darrel Galeria (PT, 78kg Jr), Rashid Shahanwar (PoMo, 54kg Sr), Eric Kwon (Glen, 60kg Sr), Ayraj Wali (Glen, 63kg Sr), Arman Bondar (Glen, 66kg Sr), Iman Amir (Glen, 70kg Sr), Third place: Luke Faulks (Best, 48kg Jr), Arman Giordano (ABC, 51kg Jr), Graeme Lyon (HW, 57kg Jr), Terry Terrazzaro (Cent, 66kg Jr), Nick Djonlic (Glen, 70kg Jr), Thomas Janke (Carney, 78kg Jr), Andrew Mercado (TF, 48kg Sr), Ario Tootian (PT, 51kg Sr), Andrew Chang (Glen, 54kg Sr), Soma Marton (TF, 57kg Sr), Dylan Kimoto (HW, 60kg Sr), Zakkery Moebes (PoMo, 66kg Sr), Kostya Levechuk (PT, 78kg Sr), Ahmed Daud (Cent, 84kg Sr), Soroush Jafary (HW, 90kg Sr).

TRI-CITY EAGLES FIELD HOCKEY Boys Field Hockey 2013 Registration Information

Boys born from 1999 to 2003 are invited to get involved in the sport that ranks only second to soccer in the world. The Tri-City FHC is pleased to announce a Program for U-12 boys ( Bds 2001-2003 ) and U-14 Boys ( Bds 1999-2000) U-12 and U-14 teams compete in the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League from Mid-March to late June. Season Fee $115. Boys Drop-In and Try It Session Saturday, January 19th , Cunnings Field , Noon to 2 P.M. weather permitting. Sticks will be provided. Mouthguards available for $3. Contact Brian at 604-619-4034 to register your intent to attend. Season Registration information can be found on our website at Players must first register with Field Hockey British Columbia to obtain a player identification number. The ID number will be required to complete registration with TC Field Hockey.


Friday, Feb. 1st A $10 late fee will be charged after Feb. 1st if space is available. Enrollment is limited.

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GIRLS, 1st place: Taylor Mason (Cent, 47kg), Kaila Guimond (Glen, 57kg), Maezi Cua (Cent, 60kg). Second Place: Stephanie Ma (Glen, 43 kg), Luba Ndlovu (PoMo, 54kg), Nooshin Zare (Cent, 64kg), Beth Potts (PoMo), 69kg), Cynthia Dunn (TF, 75kg) Third place: Candy Lin (Best, 47kg), Amy Amir (Glen, 51kg), Ciara McCrae (PoMo, 54kg), Laura Gray (Cent, 60kg), Tianna Stratton (PT, 64kg), Petya Mineva (PoMo, 69kg), Becky Curran (HW, 75kg), Josephine Cama (PoMo, 90kg).



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BERGEN, Michelle “Shelley” February 10, 1968 - December 6, 2012

Shelley will be loved and sadly missed by mother Cynthia, brother Jeff, stepfather Fred, niece Brooke, her cats and beloved friends whose hearts she touched. You will always be with us. Love Mom, Jeff, Fred xxoo “No Service” In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Coquitlam Pound (Mariner Way).


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ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE We are looking for an experienced and driven sales professional for the role of Advertising Account Executive for The NOW in the Tri-Cities. We are one of the most established community-based organizations and are looking for people who share our passion for excellence. By utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for providing integrated advertising solutions to local businesses, including print, digital and inserts. Your success will be measured by your ability to: • Prospect and develop new business • Exceed client expectations • Build strong relationships This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under tight timelines. We offer a great working environment, a competitive base salary and commission plan which includes an attractive benefits package. A valid BC drivers license and vehicle are required. If this sounds like the perfect fit, please email your resume and cover letter in confidence by December 31, 2012 to: Catherine Ackerman Sales and Marketing Director The NOW Newspaper A division of Glacier Media Inc. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.


Full-Time temporary position (nine month term) The Burnaby NOW and The New Westminster Record are looking for a dynamic individual who has a wide range of community newsroom skills and has an exceptional ability to juggle duties and responsibilities when faced with multiple deadlines. Our two-newspaper newsroom produces four editions per week with additional sections and manages a high-profile online presence via social media and our web sites. The individual must be able to quickly assume considerable responsibility in the newsroom and exercise sound news judgment and organizational abilities.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • Reporting/paginating experience at a newspaper • Superior organizational skills • Ability to work well with others when faced with challenges • Fluency in social media • Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s license Interested applicants are invited to submit an application,with resume and two references, to editor Pat Tracy by 5 p.m. December 21. Email: please put ‘Job application’ in subject line. Mail: Attention: Pat Tracy, #201A, 3430 Brighton Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 3H4





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Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459


For Sale Miscellaneous


For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

2075 GINA’S TIDBITS - Head Vases, Housewares, Ltd Ed Art Prints, Jewellery. By appt. 604-418-8480

Childcare Available


WOODEN DRESSER, beige, 18X58, 4 lrg/3 small drawers, $180. 604-328-4267

Child Care?

Join the YMCA CCRR! • Referrals • Resources • Training, and more! For information contact us at: 604.931.3400 (Tri-Cities) 604.294.1109 (Bby/NW)


Health Spas

HEALTH & WELLNESS Retreat This rejuvenating two night retreat at the beautiful Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon is designed with your body and soul in mind.


Financial Services





TRUE PSYCHICS 4 Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032 Mobile: #4486


TAX RETURNS - BOOKKEEPING Personal - Small Business Current - Delinquent 20 yrs exp. 604-420-1108

Business for Sale

MEAT SHOP, Deli & Seafood in POCO. Well est. Call Sam 604-941-2502 or 778-869-8519


Business Services



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*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

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2 FEMALE P/BRED European, German Shepherd puppies, CKC+shots Classic colors/lrg parents. $1000 & up. 604-538-4883

MINI-GOLDENDOODLE PUPS, up to 25lbs, no shed, family raised, $1500, Call 604-864-7203

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To Book Your AD in the Now Classifieds CALL 604-444-3000



HAVANESE X YORKIE 10 weeks. Colors: black/white, brown/white/black. 6 males. Born Oct 14. First Shot, Dewormed $600. 604-582-9911 TOY SHNOODLES, little teddybears, full of love & devotion, Vet ✔ & shots. Looking for forever homes. 778-549-4037

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $600. Mission 1-604-814-1235

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

MIN-PINS 2 males, ready for Christmas. Tails, dewclaws, $750 to approved homes. 604-791-9224

Cares! RAGDOLL KITTENS, 1st shot, F & M, worming, raised underfoot to fam home, $450+. 604-581-2772

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999 BLUE GOTTI pits ready to go. 2 males. $400. 604-819-3347 or 604-793-4390 leave message

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

SHIBA INU PUPPIES. 8 Weeks. 1 white female, 1 sesame red female, 1 sesame red male. Born on Oct 19, 2012. All ready to go. Contact: 778-858-8785.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups vet check, shots dewormed, family raised $650. 604-997-0024

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

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

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email and they will investigate.


Legal/Public Notices

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of WILHELMINA LEVCIK, also known as WILMA LEVCIK, deceased, formerly of 739 Alderson Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7B3 Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claim should be sent to the executor at 3252 Allan Road, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3C5, on or before January 31st, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regards to the claims of which the executor then has notice. BRENDA DUTKA

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF FRANCIS SIU LUN LEE, ALSO KNOWN AS FRANCIS SIU-LUN LEE, DECEASED NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of FRANCIS SIU LUN LEE, late of 201 Cayer Street, Unit 51, Coquitlam, BC, who died on November 25, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor c/o 700 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5A1, on or before January 13, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which it has notice. Wai Shing Li, also known as Wai Shing Lee, Executor By: Richards Buell Sutton LLP Attention: Annie H. Chen


ABSTRACT BENGAL Kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $340. 1-604-814-1235

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Condos/ Townhouses



Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

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


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

Condos/ Townhouses



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



IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see id5565 $6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see id5633

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



Langley/ Aldergrove

Burnaby CHELSEA GREEN Walnut Grove Langley 1590 sq ft 2 bdrm, grndlevel twn-home, single garage, Only $334,900. Call 604-626-6027. See ID 76027

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

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see id5549 NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see id5571

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Condos/ Townhouses


Langley/ Aldergrove

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


Condos/ Townhouses


Port Moody

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


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226


New Westminster

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


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Vancouver East Side

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see id5376



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

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

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


Farms/Ranches Sale


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



RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see id5584



5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 ID: 76788



S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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

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

Port Moody

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

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

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see id5547

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

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see id5555

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see id5575

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Get ambitious. For several weeks, you’ll interface with bosses, parents, authorities (e.g., judges) and VIPs. These people wield the power to change your career and status in life – which are going to change anyway, over this and the next decade. But it’s better, usually, if you make those changes. You might receive a “deep hint” of this late this week and early next. Chase money Sunday/Monday – luck rides with you! Errands, details, paperwork Tuesday/Wednesday: you surprise higher-ups. Head for home Thursday (careful with career, electricity this day) to Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: A gentle, insightful, compassionate mood has stolen over you, and will remain for several weeks. Until late January, plunge into intellectual activities (school, publishing, law, religion, etc.) and travel, cultural venues and love. You shine and attract admirers Sunday/Monday. A love affair with life-mate potential could start – make sure there isn’t a “third party.” Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday – a “surprise” could enliven Christmas Day – drive carefully. Casual friends, siblings, conversations and short trips fill Thursday (careful driving, again) to Saturday. You’re loved! Gemini May 21-June 20: Delve beneath surface appearances; answers lie below. Your sexual, financial instincts rise to the surface during the weeks ahead. Be ethical, avoid extramarital temptations. Many things are changing: health, lifestyle, investments or financial arrangements, tax approaches, perhaps intimate loyalties. Work with these changes – see which way events are flowing, and veer that way. You have a lot of courage in these zones – allowing you, for example, to nudge another into intimacy. Rest, lie low Sunday/Monday. Your energy and charm rise Tuesday/Wednesday – start something important.

Cancer June 21-July 22: Relationships fill the weeks ahead. You might meet your true love. You might experience a growing chasm in your marriage. You might, through struggle and insight, bond more deeply with your spouse. These three possibilities fill the 11 years ahead, and will be highlighted every January. (This year, the emphasis peaks earlier, Dec. 27 to 30.) On other fronts,opportunities/changes arise in business partnerships/associations, relocation, contract negotiations and public dealings. Avoid litigation. Joy, Sunday/Monday. Rest, plan midweek. Charge forth Thursday p.m. onward. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The month ahead brings chores, health issues and duties to dependents. Oh well, just slog through. Eat, dress and sleep healthfully. You might find your duties are changing; some end, others begin, especially around Dec. 27 to 30. (If you need to protest or alter some of these changes, or need to grab any tiger by the tail, do so Dec. 31, when you’re in “winning mode.”) A domestic situation might also be involved. Be ambitious (but reject power-play temptations) Sunday/Monday – success awaits! Socialize midweek: popularity, joy enter. Retreat, rest Thursday to Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: You’ve entered a strong romantic, creative, pleasurable, speculative and child-oriented zone, to last to late January. You face changes in these areas (highlighted Dec. 27-30) – a quick or talkative (and certainly mildly evasive/ shy) person could be involved, could be the “new love.” If so, good – such people represent your future in the relationship zone. These are not dire changes, but good ones, prompting you to open up, to communicate in a different but beneficial way. Wisdom, gentle love for everyone, Sunday/Monday. Be ambitious midweek. Joy, social delights late week!

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AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 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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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



Real Estate

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




Difficulty Making Payments? / 604-786-4663

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


No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

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


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

For Sale by Owner

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367 ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. OPEN HOUSE SUN DEC 23RD 1:30-3:30 #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

For Sale by Owner


CULTUS LAKE View Home 3 BDRM 2bath 604-824-3667 $424,938.

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

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11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see id5640

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see id5603

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Dec. 23 - Dec. 29, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The month ahead focuses on home, kids, nutrition, real estate, foundations, security and retirement. In late November you faced an “angry day” – it triggered change and friction in this domestic arena, and since, has interfered with an ongoing love affair or marital situation. Now the changes deepen, especially around Dec. 27-30. DON’T move into a new abode, nor begin co-habiting with someone, before this Wednesday. This day ends the “breakup” influence, and starts a loving, romantic one. Secrets, finances lucky early week. Love, wisdom midweek. Ambition, Thursday onward. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The weeks ahead feature errands, short trips, casual friends and siblings, details, reports, paperwork and communications – you handle these well. This is a busy but not important time, so relax. Relationships fill Sunday/ Monday – events go well, but look at the larger picture: are you marching into a subtle trap? Secrets, sensual urges and high finance fill midweek: success mixes with disruptions, so remain alert. Don’t buy high-tech before Wednesday. Until Feb. 1, be gentle at home, contain temper – DON’T buy a new home or move into one. Thursday on, gentle love, wisdom. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Pursue money, buy/sell, chase a sensual link, and rely on your memory for the next four weeks. Trust surface appearances, statements – suspicion or seeking “more depth” will only lead to delay, disappointment (and perhaps a personal rift). Tackle chores Sunday/Monday – you’ll succeed with ease. Relationships brighten Tuesday/Wednesday, but they can also be disrupted – you have to choose between possessiveness/money and pleasure/ romance. Depths arrive Thursday eve to Saturday: investigate. Deep change is slowly coming to your income, up or down. See it, make adjustments.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma, clout and effectiveness are high, your sense of timing “right on,” this week and the next few. Start important projects, schedule meetings, make contact, ask favours. You’ll impress potential amours – especially Sunday/Monday, when your own romantic urges surge. But in this, and in any creative or speculative venture, be aware, look far down the road: is the present “win” a win forever, or a step toward a larger, subtle dead-end? Tackle chores midweek, but take care with electricity, computers. Relationships arise Thursday onward: be calm, smile. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Weariness arrives. For several weeks, lie low, rest, contemplate and plan. Interface with civil servants, head office, and institutions (including schools, banks). Your inner life is undergoing a long, slow and complete transformation, ending in 2023. But seen from the outside, you are undergoing less change than anyone else. Your home and family, security and retirement zones meet immediate success Sunday/Monday – but ultimate success can prove elusive. Romance lures you Tuesday/Wednesday – it can be a bumpy affair, so proceed cautiously. Tackle chores Thursday onward. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A quiet, private, deep, serious wish will come true over the four weeks ahead. Your deepest wish could be to understand a longlasting puzzle. For example, say you thought you’d been “deserted” by a father type, while in reality you were undercut by a mother type. If so, you see the truth. In any case, a family member wants to make amends, to heal a rift. You might spy a clue about this Tuesday afternoon/eve. Otherwise, this is a grand time of social delights, happiness, optimism and entertainment. Errands, Monday/Tuesday. Home comforts midweek. Romance, happy kids, Thursday on. • Reading: 604-886-4808



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


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Langley/ Aldergrove

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



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

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Lots & Acreage

Out Of Town Property

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304

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

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566


Mobile Homes

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

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


New Westminster

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: id5559

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

6020-38 PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see id5511



OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see id4272 ONE OF A KIND HOME in Coquitlam, 3600sf, $150k in renos, Mortgage helper, $799,900. Call 604-768-8879

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


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


Ladner/ South Delta

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


Langley/ Aldergrove


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

Other Areas BC

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612


7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $565,000 Hot Price! Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

Industrial/ Commercial

Real Estate Investment


Okanagan/ Interior

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

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see id5604

Port Moody

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see id5606


6030 FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

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


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

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

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

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

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

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

Lots & Acreage

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see id5536

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


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

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

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

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

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

Out Of Town Property

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

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

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

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


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

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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

6052 HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see id5611

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

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

North Delta

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


3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

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

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.

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

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

Recreation Property


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

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


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


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



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

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

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




Friday, December 21, 2012


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



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

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, balcy. $800 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av Jan 1. NS/NP. 604-205-9409

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

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

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

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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


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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties Services

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

Cell: 604 813-8789 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225


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


KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-863-9980


Duplexes - Rent

COQ 5 mins to L/heed mall 3 BR in 4 plex, 1.5 baths, 1250 sf , skylight $1250 also 2 BR lower 1200 sf $995. 4 appls, fnced yd, 2 car pkng. Av now. 604-346-8569


Houses - Rent

COQ CENTRE, Westwood St. Upper 3 BR, 5 appls, patio, carport. Avail Jan 1. $1100 + 2/3 utls. N/S. Pet ok. 778-968-7966

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

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


STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Spacious Top Flr, Needs

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


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


Suites/Partial Houses

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.






(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

Same Day Service, Fully Insured


• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

Appliance Repairs

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 COQ 1 BR bsmt ste, insuite w/d, new stove/carpet. N/S, n/p. $700 incls utils. Av now. 604-936-2694 COQ 2 BR g/lvl ste, incls utils & cbl, w/d, $1300, nr Poirer Rec Ctr, ns/np, Avail Now. 604-931-6709

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 POCO MARYHILL, Bach ste, priv ent, cable, net & utils incls, $650, n/p, no drugs. nr all ammens, Refs. Jan 1 or 15. 604-941-9021

PORT MOODY 2 BR ste, newly reno’d, own W/D, $850 incls utls, cable. NS/NP. Avail Jan 1. 604-931-7035 or 604-354-4459


Townhouses Rent


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.

Renovations & Home Improvement


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

SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925


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

Maids 'R' US

Excellent Home Cleaning! ★Best Rates/Prices ★Residential & Commercial ★Excellent References 27 Years Experience

604-808-0212 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



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



Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604-727-2306




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


Flooring/ Refinishing

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


Moving & Storage


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


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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


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

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


HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677




Painting/ Wallpaper

A Name You Can Trust

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

25% Off with this ad

Auto Finance

LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE, fall cleanups, salting, snow removal Aries Bobcat, Dave 604-808-9017



Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$


Patios/Decks/ Railings


Collectibles & Classics

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


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

Free Est.

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

SNOW REMOVAL, Salting, Landscaping, drainage, etc. Aries Bobcat, Dave 604-808-9017


Tree Services


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

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



Collectibles & Classics

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

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

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

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


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

Snow Removal

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




Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314

Call 604-518-0974 3 ROOM Paint Special! $299. Includes paints & labor. Great Scott Ptg. 778-805-5401

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


1966 FORD Thunderbird. 390, rebuilt trans. Lots done, little needed, runs great. M.Ridge. $6600 obo 604-710-5192 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

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

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

FC Landscaping Full Service Lawn & Garden Maintenance. Tim 778-285-0038

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



HANDYMAN SPECIALIZING Reno’s, Carpentry, Tiling, Drywall. Call Mike 604-376-0912


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

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''



Bill 604-298-1222


Contact 604-939-0221



310-JIMS (5467)


102-120 Agnes St, N.West

CALL 604 525-2122

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services

SKYLINE TOWERS 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.


Updating, Convenient Area..$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663

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.


POCO RANCHERS; 3 BR, 2 bath or 3 BR, 1 bath. reno’d, all appl. $1600. NS/NP. 604-657-6448



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

Hardwood & Laminate Floors, Tiles, Crown Moulding, Bathrooms, Full Reno’s. ★ 778-549-9119

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


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Luxury Cars


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

Friday, December 21, 2012


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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


Scrap Car Removal


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



#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

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

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

9155 1996 CHEVROLET Z28, LT1, 6spd, 159 mkm, local car, headrs, strt pipe, 19 in wheels, #’s match, $9,500 obo 604-908-2464

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

2007 Honda Ridgeline EX-L Automatic 137,500 kms BCAA inspected, nav, bluetooth,usb connection, leather, heated seats, cruise, running boards, very good condition $11,500 email: 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763


Sports & Imports

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

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

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039

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

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

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


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

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

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

2007 MAZDA3 Sport $9,900. Stk#UC619188 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122

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

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166

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

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

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

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


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

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.


Luxury Cars

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

2005 MAZDA RX-8 GT $11,995 Stk#UC146248 West Coast Mazda (866)334-2122 2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 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


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


14 FT KC Thermoglass, 60 HP Johnson, $2,000. Call 604-433-1068 after 12:00 noon.

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

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

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:

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961


1977 DODGE camper van. Good condition. Stove/fridge/furnace. $2,800 obo. 604-599-3835

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

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

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

★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


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

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

2009 MONTANA 4 season, 2 slides, loaded, like new. Reduced $35,995. 604-835-4036.

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

2012 CHAPARRAL 255RLS 4 season, 2 slides. Sale $30,695. 604-835-4036.

2013 SPRINGDALE 257RLLS w/udinette slideout. Reduced to $19,293. 604-835-4036.

2013 SPRINGDALE 275FL, 2 slides, loaded. Reduced to cost $23,989. 604-835-4036.


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

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

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

2013 TIMBER Ridge 280RKS 4 season, 2 slides. Sale $34,995. 604-835-4036.

NEW CHAPARRAL 30RLS 4 season, 2 slides. Sale $28,995. 604-835-4036.

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

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

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

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



1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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


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

1992 F250 4x4 Ford Truck, 9.5 ft Kodiak Camper, 12ft Lund Boat with 9.9 mercury Motor, Trailer for boat. $7000 for all. 604-944-9404

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


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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


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

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.


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

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


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

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)


Friday, December 21, 2012


Injured? Call DBM.


(Suite 211, 1015 Austin Ave., Coquitlam)

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Coquitlam Now December 21 2012  
Coquitlam Now December 21 2012  

Coquitlam Now December 21 2012