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Port Mann pileup Crashes on new span involve 40 vehicles Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com

It turned out to be a particularly treacherous commute for users of the Port Mann Bridge Thursday morning, as icy conditions led to several crashes on the new span. Police noted 40 vehicles were involved in multiple crashes on the bridge, while one person was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The mayhem began around 5:30 a.m. when the bridge deck was both icy and shrouded in fog. The majority of the collisions involved westbound traffic. Though the bridge wasn’t closed, it took several hours for emergency crews to clear all the vehicles. By mid-morning the bridge was back to normal. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Peter Thiessen said there were a number of contributing factors beyond road and weather conditions. “It would certainly be safe to say people need to be aware of their speed based on assessing the road conditions and, sometimes with black ice, once you come upon it, it’s too late,” he told The NOW. There are no charges being considered against any drivers involved in the crashes. According to the Vancouver Sun, Mainroad Contracting, which is responsible for sanding the Port Mann, would  CONT. ON PAGE 3, see BRIDGE.

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Small change in most assessments Majority of single-family homes see change of five or 10 per cent from last valuation Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com If you’re thinking about owning the most expensive domicile in the TriCities, you’re going to have to open up the bank vault big time. According to BC Assessment, the top address in the Tri-Cities is a home on Sunridge Court in Coquitlam valued at $3.32 million. But Port Moody is no slouch, with the most expensive home in the city, located on Alderside Road, coming in at $3.12 million. Port Coquitlam’s priciest residence,

which is located on Capital Court, hit $1.51 million in value on the BC Assessment rolls. The top valued homes for 2013 in the villages of Anmore and Belcarra were $3.2 million and $2.9 million, respectively. However, for the majority of TriCities residents, their property assessments won’t end up being quite as eye-popping. Most single-family homeowners will see a modest change in the value of their homes, from a five-per-cent decrease to a 10-per-cent increase. Most strata residential properties have changed in the range of a 10-per-

cent drop to a 10-per-cent increase. In all, there is $30-billion worth of property in Coquitlam on the assessment rolls, $10.9 billion in Port Coquitlam and another $7.7 billion in Port Moody. Though most residential properties only made small gains in 2013, the value of commercial properties in parts of the Tri-Cities skyrocketed. The average commercial property value increased between zero and 20 per cent, but in Burquitlam and the North Road area, as well as along Murray Street in Port Moody, those increases are even larger — between 20 to 30 per cent.

BC Assessment noted there are significant value increases for stratified offices and stratified retail properties along St. Johns Street in Port Moody, and in downtown Port Coquitlam. Zina Weston, deputy assessor with BC Assessment, suggested several factors for the increased value in those areas, including the incoming Evergreen Line and different zoning and official community plans. Those same factors are also playing a role in increasing the value of residential property in pockets of the Tri-Cities.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 3, see ASSESSMENT.

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Assessment details available online BC Assessment says some areas and pockets have declined in value since July 2012

unit built in 1990 dropped in value to $237,000 from Weston pointed out neigh$253,000 in 2012. bourhoods like Maillardville, In Port Moody’s Heritage Burquitlam and Burke Woods neighbourhood, the Mountain had assessment average home built in the increases in the 10- to 20-perlate 1990s increased slightly cent range. in value to $1.1 million, BC Assessment officials also compared to $1.07 million in cautioned there are areas and 2012. In College Park, the typpockets that have declined in ical home built in the 1960s value since assessments were increased in value to $634,000 done in July. in 2013 from The aver$600,000 the age or previous year. “In markets that have “benchmark” A typhome in declined in value … ical strata Maillardville townhouse the 2013 property built in the with three assessment may be 1950s had an bedrooms assessed value higher than current dropped of $677,000 value to sales or listing prices.” in for 2013, $305,000 compared from Zina Weston to $652,000 $310,000 in BC Assessment in 2012. 2012. In Central PoCo saw Coquitlam, the smallest the average home built in the increase in property values. 1980s had a 2013 assessed The average home in the value of $800,000, compared Citadel Heights area built in to $740,000 the previous the 1990s basically remained year. On Burke Mountain, the flat at $678,000, compared to average home built in 2009 $677,000 in 2012. jumped in assessed value to The value of a typical $840,000 from $800,000 in home in Mary Hill also 2012. remained similar, with assessInterestingly, the average ments nudging up slightly low-rise two-bedroom strata to $478,000, compared to  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.

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This home, at 2966 Sunridge Crt. in Coquitlam, is the most expensive home in the TriCities, according to BC Assessment. It was assessed as being worth $3.3 million in July 2012. To see photos of the most expensive homes in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, visit www.thenownews.com. $470,000 in 2012. Though homeowners should be getting their paper assessments in the first couple of weeks of January, they can also go to BC Assessment’s website to check out their assessment and look for sale

comparables to see if their assessment is fair. “In markets that have declined in value since the summer of 2012, the 2013 property assessment may be higher than current sales or listing prices,” Weston said.

“Property owners who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2012 or see incorrect information on their notice should contact BC Assessment as listed on the assessment notice.”

Police called over ‘zombies’ Bridge Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com The end of the calendar year did nothing to bring a close to the strange calls for Coquitlam Mounties. The detachment was busy on New Year’s Eve dealing with a number of incidents, including one related to zombies. Police were called to a report of a teen trying to escape from the undead. When officers arrived, they found the teen passed out on his vehicle. “We determined he did not suffer any serious injuries — whether they were inflicted by zombies or not — and he was transported to a hospital in an ambulance,” said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung. Plenty of Tri-Cities revelers also decided to indulge in a little too much zombie

The most serious incident action for themselves on New happened at 7:30 p.m., when a Year’s Eve — of the alcoholic pedestrian was hit by a vehicle variety. Police were called to several near Noons Creek Drive and Ungless Way. The woman calls about drunks yelling and was in the crosswalk when a stumbling on the street and vehicle makeven sleeping ing a left turn in the road. hit her. The RCMP’s “We determined he did She was drunk tank proved a not suffer any serious taken to with popular hanginjuries — whether hospital minor injures, out with as they were inflicted by and the driver many as 10 stayed at the people behind zombies or not.” scene. bars at one Police are time. Mounties Cpl. Jamie Chung not considering alcohol a also dealt with Coquitlam RCMP factor and no a dozen noise charges are complaints being sought throughout in the incident. the night, alcohol-infused The Port Moody Police fights and an argument over Department also handled sev“figurines.” eral other calls, including an It appeared to be a little assault after a fight broke out quieter across the city line in between a group of youths. Port Moody.

Police said the altercation began when a 17-year-old teen confronted a 15-year-old boy after allegations were made that the younger teen had been acting inappropriately toward the 17-year-old’s sister. The younger teen was punched and had a bleeding nose. The suspect was arrested, released on a promise to appear and turned over to his guardian. The department was also called out to Ioco Road to deal with a group of about 30 rowdy teens banging on the windows of passing buses. The kids fled before police arrived. The department also handed out a three-day impaired driving prohibition and dealt with various drunken arguments at parties, as well as loitering calls and noise complaints after midnight.

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Operation Red Nose gives 864 rides to locals Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com There might be no better proof than the success of this year’s Operation Red Nose campaign that Tri-Cities drivers are getting the message about not drinking and driving. Throughout the monthlong campaign, volunteers drove home 864 Tri-Cities residents, including providing 169 rides on New Year’s Eve. In fact, the local Red Nose effort in 2012 pretty much blew away every stat from previous years.

Beyond the 864 rides, Red Nose raised $27,296 for KidSport Tri-Cities, traversed the three municipalities for more than 25,000 kilometres and attracted 269 volunteers. That’s compared to 2011, which was also a recordbreaking year, where the operation provided 554 rides, raised $17,162, drove just shy of 15,000 kilometres and had 139 volunteers. When the operation began in 2007, just 107 rides were provided and $2,334 was raised. KidSport Tri-Cities chair Chris Wilson offered a couple of reasons for the growing popularity of Red Nose. He

believes drivers are getting the message there is no reason to drink and drive, especially with tough provincial laws. “When there is a program like this — when you can get you and your car home safely and all the money goes to charity — you have to be kind of foolish not to use it,” Wilson told The NOW. He also suggested as the program has developed over the last few years, the nonprofit groups operating the service have learned how to better run and promote it. Wilson said the challenge this year was dealing with the

growth of the program. At one point before New Year’s Eve festivities, the local operation put out a desperate call for more volunteers to handle the volume. It was answered, and the evening went off without a hitch, with 99 volunteers pressed into service. The service also expanded into New Westminster and Burnaby for the first time. Wilson said he expects the service to continue to grow in 2013, and potentially expand into Vancouver. Meanwhile, Coquitlam RCMP are still compiling final numbers from their annual

Teens safe after hiking mishap Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com It didn’t lake long for Coquitlam Search and Rescue to get its first call of the new year. Fortunately, in the end the rescue team wasn’t even needed. Coquitlam SAR was called out just after 6 p.m. Wednesday after two teens

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Community rallies to find dog tried to catch her. On New Year’s Eve around midnight, our elderly They even went back to their neighbourhood to dog Bonza (freaked out by the fireworks) slipped out continue looking. of the house, jumped the fence and ran off into the We also have the deepest gratitude to the many cold night. people to whom we gave our phone number and who We would like to thank the many people who gave us encouragement and their own helped us to find our much-loved pet: stories of lost dogs found. • Madeline from the Coquitlam enginThank you from the bottom of our eering department, who gave much good hearts for the safe return of our beloved advice and encouragement; Bonza! • Sarah from the Coquitlam Animal To The Editor Lorna and Phil Campeau Shelter, who, even though the unit was Coquitlam closed, helped me and again gave good advice as to what to do; • Our friends Bonny and Gary, who searched along with us in the cold night and; • Most especially, Janice and her daughter, who through a total fluke happened to be in Mundy Park at a time that they would never have normally been there and gave us the information that they had seen Bonza miles away on Gatensbury hours before and

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y now the aspirin has kicked in and, as everyone returns to the post-holiday workaday routine, reality is beginning to ooze back into the social consciousness. Boxing Day (or “Boxing Week”) sales have left their impact on our pocketbooks and bank cards. End-of-year and New Year’s Eve celebrations have run their course. Christmas is once again something to look forward to months down the road. All the revelry of the past week or so is getting lost in the need to get back at the daily grind and the inevitable cold January weather. All those comfortable thoughts of giving selflessly and joy-to-the-world warmth are beginning to melt under the hot realization that Santa has yet one more round of deliveries to make: the yuletide will soon wash your credit card statements into your mailbox, e or snail. For many folks, the time to pay the piper is drawing nigh — and the price the piper is demanding may come as a bit (or perhaps a lot) of a shock. Many people will be working hard over the next weeks or months just to catch up with the bills they rang up over the final weeks (or months) of the past year. The fallout from the upcoming season of bill-paying goes back to some of the selflessness so many of us felt during the preceding season of bill-making. Many of the people who needed our help to keep the figurative lights shining through the literally darkest part of the year still need our help. The destitute whom we helped lift out of the morass of economic and emotional need through December will quickly sink back down if we don’t continue to help the local food banks and other relief organizations. This is a cold time of year, not just because the days are short and our part of the Earth is tilted away from the sun. We’ve got to try to keep the warmth of Christmas burning a little longer. Giving will feel just as good today as it did one month ago.

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Our modern lives resemble a sci-fi movie N ow that we are a few days into the new year, The most important device, an insulin pump, is often mistaken for a cellphone or old MP3 player. all the talk about what happened in 2012 is Based on information that I input into the device, it coming to a close. Quite a bit has changed tells me how much insulin I need to take to keep my with the introduction of new smartphones, tablets blood glucose in a normal range, but it also delivers and some law changes. Some might say it’s like a a smaller amount of insulin that I need throughout whole new world. However, it’s definitely still recogthe entire day automatically. Overall, I nizable from the year before compared do not have to think about my health to, for example, 100 years ago. very much during the day. If you think Over the holidays, I visited the that that sounds impressive, be prepared Burnaby Village Museum, which is honfor the upcoming artificial pancreases ouring the carousel’s 100th anniversary. that will do everything I need to stay The single-level houses that desperately healthy except minor maintenance on lacked insulation, black wood-burning the machine and its accessories. stoves that were used for more than just Back in the early 1900s, a diabetic’s cooking, and confusing box-shaped teleMy Generation life was nowhere near as optimistic phones that did not possess telephone numbers all make our modern society Courtenay Huffman looking as life is for the approximately 26,000 Canadian youth who live with look like a scene from the latest sci-fi type 1 diabetes today. movie. Insulin, the medication that controls the elevated Something that stood out to me in the replica blood glucose levels of diabetics, was not discovered town was the drugstore. Apart from the sterile until the 1940s so the treatment of the disease was white interior and pharmacists dressed in starched very different. white lab coats, weaving through isles of colourfully Back then, a person would starve themselves to labelled bottles of drugs we see in today’s drugstores, keep their blood glucose levels down. The motto of something was missing. My small army of medical one doctor from the time was, “To starve is to sursupplies was nowhere to be seen. vive.” As a type 1 diabetic, I have never been without my Contrary to what you would think, this increased various devices going wherever I went, even if they a person’s life expectancy. Even then, they were are out of sight from everyone else’s eyes.

lucky to live for another decade, since most of them lived no longer than nine years after getting a diagnosis. Based on my experience before being diagnosed, that extreme lifestyle seems like something nearly impossible to maintain. I would eat an endless amount of food, always wanting more, yet I was severely underweight because my body was unable to utilize most of the nutrients. If I was asked to starve myself like the diabetics in the early 1900s, I would have never been able to succeed. If each of us looks back 100 years ago, each of us would be able to find something that we think we couldn’t live without missing. Whether it’s a medical device like me, your new smartphone or even just the insulation in your walls, everybody has a reason to be thankful for how much our world has developed recently. As a challenge for everyone during the upcoming year, let’s try to do something that, in 100 years, people will look back on and wonder how we survived without it.

Courtenay Huffman is a student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam.


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Metro Vancouver should take action on wood smoke Re: “Wood smoke burns PoCo resident,” Wednesday, Jan. 2. This article sparked my interest and I have no doubt that such smoke emissions are making people sick. Metro Vancouver has been considering smoke regulation since winter 2008. Scientific studies were underway and revealed that wood smoke is dangerous to human health, linking it to serious health conditions, including cancer. Therefore, it is surprising that wood smoke is still permitTo The Editor ted in neighbourhoods and that this year (2013) more (expensive) studies have to be conducted to find out what impact wood smoke has on the region. Metro receiving (only) 90 complaint calls about wood smoke and PoCo only having two is not surprising, as people do not like to complain about their neighbours. But the about-90 wood-smoke complaints Metro gets per year would be in tenfold plus, if the general public knew that wood smoke contains numerous chemicals hazardous to health, in addition to the fine particulate matter. Particulate matter is toxic, according to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Most of this particulate is smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter; they consequently may be carried deep into the lungs while breathing. Many respiratory diseases are linked to wood smoke exposure, and so are lung and heart problems — stroke and arrhythmia are among these, even cancer.

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Port Coquitlam resident Roy Reinmuth says wood smoke drifting onto his property is impacting his health. Some chemicals in wood smoke are toxic and combine with particulate matter, and these chemicals, particularly PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), aldehydes and phenols (all of which are carcinogenic and mutagenic), can enter the body system through inhalation and have a chance to interfere with the integrity of any one of the approximately 100 trillion cells that comprise the human body, resulting in possible cellular mutation. Most forms of cancer are cellular mutations.

This can happen to anyone when they breathe air that smells of wood smoke. Metro would be wise to apply measures soon, in order to get toxic wood smoke emissions out of neighbourhoods, in order to prevent needless human suffering. Brie Oishi Port Coquitlam

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1. Renewed relationships s children return to For many families, the school and grown-ups holidays are like a salmon get back to work, many run. Kids away for school are feeling the post-holiday and grown-ups who have blues. Suddenly, green and moved from their hometowns red seem out of season. The migrate back to their families magic has faded and warm, of origin. It’s a time to catch fuzzy moments yield to the up and spend time plain, cold winter. together, and What is left of wonder why we the yuletide seadon’t do this more son? often. We’re back When you think together with of holiday leftthose who matter overs, what comes most. to mind? Turkey It’s a time to sandwiches, fruitHealth Wise reconnect with cake, hangovers, old friends, but extra pounds and Dr. Davidicus Wong often there isn’t inches, credit card enough time to debt or overfilled garbage cans? physically get together. We There are presents that will have to settle for cards and ebring value into the new year: mail updates. mittens and sweaters to keep Note for the new year’s calendar: make time for you warm, a new bike for a your friends. Don’t settle for child, and books that will capFacebook. Have real face time ture your imagination. with friends. What else can we bring forward from the holidays? 2. Expressing love and Is there any leftover magic appreciation that can enrich post-holiday We all take for granted the life?

people in our lives. The holidays give us an opportunity to express some of our deepest feelings. It never hurts to tell our best friends and family how much they mean to us and how we love them, even if they may have heard it before. We all need that positive reinforcement. We all like to feel appreciated. Each year, I am moved by my special patients who take the time to write a card or wrap a present. They are exceptional in their graciousness. That graciousness can be a positive contagion. Kind and thoughtful acts throughout the year can warm cold days and bring happiness to others. They can inspire others to be gracious as well, inciting a cascade of kindness. Let us resolve to be more appreciative of the people in our lives and never miss an opportunity to express love. 3. Good will towards others Forgetting for the moment holiday traffic jams, rude customers and overwhelmed

mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. 4. Generosity The holiday season inspires us to think of others. We donate more freely to charity and we think of those in need, but of course, the food bank and those reliant on the generosity of others have needs every day of the year. Let us remember those needs in every season. As we put away the holiday decorations for another year, consider bringing into the

new year the best of the season all year round: renewing our relationships, expressing love and appreciation, spreading good will and giving what is most needed. • Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at the PrimeCare Medical Centre. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. You can read more about achieving your positive potential for health at davidicuswong.wordpress. com.

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Information regarding Kindergarten and parent meetings should be available at every school at the time of registration. Can I use my childcare facility address to determine my child’s school attendance area? According to the School Act, enrolment can only be based on the home address. All students must be registered for Kindergarten at their catchment area school on February 5, 6, 7. To determine your catchment school access the school locator on the District website. If parents wish their child to attend an out of catchment school they will be provided the opportunity to apply for a cross catchment transfer, beginning on February 8, 2013 with the deadline of February 20, 2013 (visit our website for more information). If enrolment projections show that space is available, cross-catchment transfer applications will be accepted in accordance with the following priorities: (i) catchment area child; (ii) non-catchment area child; and (iii) nonschool district child. Please note that siblings of students in attendance at a school are considered as a catchment area child at that school. NON-RESIDENTS Please contact the International Education Department @ 604-936-5769 or visit at 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Bring along proof of citizenship for parent and student, proof of residency and proof of guardianship (if applicable). (if applicable).

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Hundreds of people welcomed 2013 by racing into the icy waters off Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park at Tuesday’s Penguin Plunge. Left: Valencia, 2, Avianca, 4, and dad Jay won best costume award for their caveman threads.

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Port Coquitlam Firefighters, HSR Services Tri-Cities Senior Caregivers Support Group and Foam Only are recycling Christmas lights, meets the first Monday of the month, 1 to 2:30 strands and Styrofoam on Saturday and Sunday, p.m. at the Wilson Community Centre (2150 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Port Coquitlam #1 Fire Hall Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam). Come discuss (1725 Broadway St.). Drop-off is by donation, common issues related to caring for an elderly with proceeds going towards the loved one. Info: 604-927-7970. B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn TUESDAY, JAN. 8 and Plastic Surgery Unit. Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Cedar Drive Elementary PAC is events@thenownews.com Support and Awareness Group offering Christmas tree chipping holds its January meeting, 7 p.m. by donation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in at the Pinetree Community Centre the school parking lot (3150 Cedar Dr., Port (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Those involved Coquitlam). Funds go towards Cedar Drive PAC with prostate problems are invited to share their sponsored events. concerns and experiences in a strictly confidenThe 10th Coquitlam Scouts are holdtial atmosphere. No charge, although donations ing a bottle drive in the area around Walton accepted. Info: 604-936-8703 or 604-936-2998. Elementary. Pickup info: 604-944-7665. Burke Mountain Naturalists hold their first The Trinity United Church/St. Catherine’s 2013 meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Como Lake United Anglican presents a performance of the Joyous Church (535 Marmot St., Coquitlam). Featured Epiphany, 7 p.m. (2211 Prairie Ave., Port speaker is Pamela Zevit. Info: 604-936-4108, Coquitlam), an interactive play about the Wise 604-461-3864 or www.bmn.bc.ca. Men’s visit to Bethlehem. Children are invited to WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 participate in an evening of song and dance. Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a small SUNDAY, JAN. 6 stamp auction, starting at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Community Centre (McGee Rm., 630 Poirier St., The PoCo squirt A Ravens softball team is Coquitlam). Auction begins at 8 p.m. Info: www. holding a refundable beverage container drive, stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to raise funds for the upcomSHARE Family & Community Services ing season. The pickup spot is at McLean Park (Wellington St. and Grant Ave., Port Coquitlam). Society hosts an alcohol and drug education session 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second floor of Port Coquitlam Firefighters, HSR Services 2615 Clarke St., in Port Moody. This week’s and Foam Only are recycling Christmas lights, session is ‘Use, misuse, abuse — how people strands and styrofoam on Saturday and Sunday, become addicted.’ This weekly series is designed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Port Coquitlam #1 Fire Hall for those with an alcohol or drug problem and (1725 Broadway St.). Drop-off is by donation, those affected by others’ use. This is a drop-in with proceeds going to the B.C. Professional program. Info: 604-936-3900. Firefighters Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit.

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Montessori Program Registration Notice WHAT IS MONTESSORI? • Montessori is a program of choice offered by School District #43. • The program provides a rich learning environment for students. It is based on Montessori principles and fulfills the expectations of the Ministry of Education. • The program is available to students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. • The Montessori approach supports continuous progress, as students learn to work on personal goals and academic challenges. • Students learn to work independently, in small groups and as peer leaders. • The program is delivered following the Montessori philosophy of learning. • Students make use of a variety of information sources in their project work, including explorations, technology, print and human resources. • The program supports students in becoming lifelong learners and global citizens of the world. REGISTRATION PROCESS: • Children must be entering Kindergarten or Grade One in September 2013. • Registration forms will be available at the January 14, 2013 information meeting (see below), at the following Montessori elementary schools: Aspenwood (in-catchment placements only and based on space availability), Baker Drive, Hampton Park, Harbour View, James Park, Miller Park, and Seaview, and on the district website: www.sd43.bc.ca/Programs/Montessori. • 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. • There are a number of spaces available for Late Montessori Program registration in Grade 6 at Montgomery Middle School and at Scott Creek Middle School. Please contact Mr. Rob McFaul at 604-939-7367 or Montgomery@sd43.bc.ca or Mr. Rob Foot at 604-945-0156 or ScottCreek@sd43.bc.ca for further information. Please note that registration for Kindergarten/Grade One is done by a random draw and will be limited to the number of spaces available. Late registration forms will not be part of the draw.

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outside your habitual boundconomic focus is in aries, and be receptive to all the news more than the wonderful products we ever these days, and have available at our fingereveryone seems like they’re tips. No matter where you searching for ways to tighten live, shopping offers a greater their purse strings, especially abundance of selection than at this time of the year when the Christmas credit card bills ever before. The other great resource we are rolling in. have access to, whether it’s at There are ways, however, home, work or the to expand your local libraries, is knowledge in the the Internet. This culinary world will allow you without affecting to answer quesyour personal/ tions about the family grocery product you have budget. Let’s face purchased that it, we all need to you may know eat food to stay On Cooking nothing about. alive, and adding What do I do with some variety to Chef Dez it? How do our home I prepare it? meals is a way How is it norto make “eatmally served? ing in” more “… adding some exciting. variety to our home How is it best stored? How many You and times has the meals is a way to make ‘eating in’ more your family usual trip to are going to the supermarexciting.” be eating food ket resulted anyway, and in you bringchances are ing home Chef Dez you will conthe same old Food Columnist tinue to do so products you for the rest always buy for of your life. your neverWhat harm will it do, then, changing home menu? This to spend, for example, two or can very easily be changed three dollars per month on without any drastic effect on one product you normally your monthly food budget. wouldn’t purchase? Continue Here’s what I challenge to do this for a year, while you to do: every week, two researching and educating weeks, or month, I want you yourself on each product and to buy just one product you you will have expanded your would never normally buy. culinary knowledge by 12 This could be a produce item, items. This will add variety to a spice, an herb or something your home menu forever and down the imported food aisle. at the same time build your Take your blinders off, step

culinary knowledge. Many cities/towns also have gourmet food stores. Make it a habit to talk to these people, tap into their expertise, and make your weekly/monthly one-product purchase there instead of, or alternating with, your regular grocery store. If you have even more room in your monthly budget, take a cooking class once per month instead of dining out. I know my restaurant friends will dislike me saying so, but the return on your investment from a cooking class is far greater than just a full stomach from one “dining out” visit. As the old saying goes, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Dear Chef Dez: “I like onions and someone suggested trying shallots. What is the difference between onions and shallots and why are shallots so much more expensive?” Harry N. Yorkton, Sask. Dear Harry: Shallots are a relative of the onion and basically are milder and sweeter than regular cooking onions, and thus tend not to overpower other flavours. They are so expensive mainly because of supply/demand. In my hometown onions are usually priced at about 60 to 75 cents per pound, while shallots are $3 per pound. If there was a gradual increase in the demand of shallots, the culti-

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PoCo firefighters, HSR Services and Foam Only will be collecting Christmas lights, strands and Styrofoam on Jan. 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Fire Hall No. 1, 1725 Broadway St. Drop-off is by donation, with proceeds going directly towards the British Columbia Professional Firefighters Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit, according to a press release. “Many people are unaware that you can recycle Christmas lights and strands, as well as Styrofoam,” says Jamie Kaminski, general manager of HSR Services, a family-run recycling company based in Coquitlam for the past 25 years. “We wanted to be a part of this amazing fundraiser to spread the word on sustainability in our community, as well as give back to such an important cause.” Polystyrene, commonly referred to as Styrofoam, is a petroleum-based plastic. Cheap and lightweight, it’s been a popular packaging material for years. Proven to have harmful effects on the environment, it makes up about 30 per cent of the material in our landfills and takes 500 years to degrade. “2012 was a great leap into building green technologies and practices,” Kaminski said. “HSR Services is proud to be a part of the forefront and team up with other eco-conscious members of our community who are leading the forefront.”

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Express stumble into desperate playoff chase Although the fiscal cliff may have been averted, there’s a different cliff that the Coquitlam Express are trying to steer clear of. The B.C. Hockey League club has seen what was a very good start to the 2012-13 season head downhill, speeding up over the past week with a trio of losses to divisional rivals. Falling 2-0 to the Surrey Eagles on Sunday wasn’t the nadir of the fall but it didn’t ease the vertigo, either, as back-to-back losses to the fifth-place Langley Rivermen spotlighted the Express’ current path. A stalled offence, shaky defence and a sputtering powerplay underscore a team in trouble. “We mostly didn’t perform to our capabilities,” noted coach/general manager Jon Calvano. “I thought all three games we started well, showed some urgency, but we lacked execution. The opposition would gain momentum off a goal and put us behind the eight-ball.” Sent to the showers 6-1 by Langley in Coquitlam on Friday, the club gave a better effort 24 hours later but still found themselves staring at a 3-0 hole just 13 minutes into the contest. While the Express pulled within a goal on tallies by Zachary Pryzbek and Philip Zielonka, the Rivermen replied with 29 seconds left in the first period en route to a 7-4 win. On Sunday, Surrey fired 62 shots at Coquitlam netminder Cole Huggins, who was chased from the net in Langley. The Colorado native stood on his head but didn’t get any offensive support in a 2-0 loss. Continuing to provide most of the goals was the tandem of John Siemer and Zielonka, with both counting twice and setting up another. The rest of the offence remained sketchy and inconsistent — a problem that has only worsened since star forward and New Jersey Devils draft pick Alexander Kerfoot was lost for the season. “When Alexander went down, a lot of our players seemed to lose their confidence, their scoring abilities seemed to go with it,” noted Calvano. “It may be an excuse but losing Alexander was like losing a big part of our identity.”  CONT. ON PAGE 18, see EXPRESS.

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Habkirk rink uses hammer in opener Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com Despite all the weight that accompanies a big home ice game, the inaugural match of a provincial championship, and teenage angst, Team Habkirk demonstrated icy calm when it mattered most on Wednesday. The Coquitlam rink launched the 2013 Tim Hortons B.C. junior boys curling championships at the Poirier Sports Complex with a dramatic 9-8 victory over Victoria’s Team de Jong. A little history between the two rinks added a frosty layer to the opening draw, seeing as they had a good battle at the provincial playdowns last month in Comox. That 8-5 loss — where de Jong scored three points in the ninth to break a 5-5 tie — provided a little extra feeling entering Wednesday’s crucial opener. “In Comox we didn’t do very well against them and lost big-time,” recalled lead Kento Sato. “This game we got to come back and win in a close game, so we’re very happy.” Although that playdown was closer than the final score indicated, with Coquitlam leading 3-2 and tied 5-5 after eight ends, the loss provided a lesson, and incentive. Down 5-2 Wednesday after six ends, the home team parlayed some skillful rock throwing and a missed shot by the de Jong team to draw even after seven ends. They traded leads and benefited from a missed shot by the Victoria team in the ninth to steal three and go up 8-7. But skip Kyle Habkirk flashed on a takeout attempt, and de Jong tied it to force an extra end. Then came redemption, along with the hammer. Late in the extra end and with a pair of Victoria rocks sat near the back four, Habkirk delivered a double takeout to score the winning point. “It was obvious what we needed to do so we sat down and did it, but our hearts were pounding. It was tough,” said Habkirk. Nervous? Sure — but in the end the Coquitlam foursome emerged with momentum from their provincial championship debut. They matched it later in the day by topping Team Tardi of Langley 9-6. They sat 3-0 after besting Kelowna’s Emslie rink with a 10-8 come-from-behind victory on Thursday. An impressive start for one of the youngest teams in the competition. “Yeah, I was a lot nervous because this was our first game and especially

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Habkirk rink lead Kento Sato, left, and second Ryan Harbrink work their brooms on a shot during opening round action of the B.C. Junior Boys Curling championships in Coquitlam. in the last end because everyone was watching,” noted Sato of the opener. “My knees were shaking a lot, too.” The team, coached by Debbie Carroll, features three Grade 10s — third Nicholas Umbach, second Ryan Harbrink and Sato — and Gr. 11 Habkirk. All attend Centennial Secondary. With Harbrink joining the ranks officially this year, the club has experienced the usual challenges of a teenage crew. But they enjoy playing together and are finding chemistry can equal on-ice results, too.

“We’re pretty close, we usually see each other outside of curling and we hang out a fair bit. We’re good buddies,” said Habkirk. The quartet have even expanded their playing time to include underwater hockey. “It’s something we picked up from my lead, Kento. He’s been playing it for quite a while, he basically pulled us into it and to try it,” noted the skip. “We’ve been playing it ever since. It’s a lot of leg work, so it really helps strengthen your legs for long tourna-

ments.” The goal this week is to continue improving while leaving a positive impression. Oh yeah, and win. “We’re here to win. We know we don’t have the greatest chance but we’re still going to play our hardest to go as far as we can,” said Habkirk. The tournament, which includes the junior girls championships, runs all weekend at the Coquitlam Curling Club. The finals are slated for Sunday — the girls at 3 p.m., and the boys at 7 p.m.

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Panthers make midget final four

The Port Moody Panthers Panthers were edged out by scratched and clawed their way the Delta Academy 4-1. Delta to fourth place at the prestitook a 2-0 lead into the second gious Richmond International period, where Ricker cut it Midget Hockey in half. But two tournament last more goals by week. Delta salted it Although it away. sports@thenownews.com ended with backPort Moody to-back losses, the advanced to the squad skated home final four when having accomplished quite a Sippola converted a setup from bit. Cameron Obcena and Jacob Prince George handed Riedl at 5:24 of the third, givthem a 6-1 loss to take third ing them a 2-1 victory over the place, with Matthew Sippola host Richmond team. Obcena converting on assists from had tied the game late in the Nikita Kozak and Nik Ricker, first, with an assist from Matt giving Port Moody a brief lead Davis. early in the first period before The Panthers finished with the northern squad tallied six a 3-4 record overall, with times. Obcena leading all local shootIn the semifinal, the ers with four goals and four

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RARE CELEBRATION: The Coquitlam Express’ John Siemer, left, and Phil Zielonka celebrate after their line scored during Saturday’s game in Langley.

Express in dilemma as roster deadline nears  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17.

He wants his players to stay focused on playing better as a team and look at catching third place and the Prince George, which has a seven-point lead. Outscored 15-5 on the weekend, the Express now approach the Jan. 10 roster deadline date with some tough decisions. They sit one point ahead of Langley in the battle for the final playoff spot — with the Rivermen holding two games in hand. While the club has

limited cards to make improvements, Calvano is weighing the options as to whether dealing veterans for prospects may be the direction to go. “We’ve had our meetings with all the coaches, our head scout and our ownership group and Darcy (Rota),” remarked Calvano. “We’re in a race, but now we’re one of three racing for two spots… We don’t want to be sellers, as its not the message we want to send to our players or to the players we’re trying to recruit. We’ll have to

see what happens next.” Coquitlam’s next on-ice test is Friday in Chilliwack, followed next week in Surrey. “We were the first horse coming out of the gate to start the season and we’ve faced a number of challenges since,” said Calvano. “Since Game 11, we’ve had injuries and inconsistent efforts, to the point where we still don’t know what we have here. “With 21 games left and the position we are in, time is crucial.”

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Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities girls midget Predators prevailed with flying colours at last week’s Angels on Ice hockey tournament in Langley. The Predators knocked off Western Washington rivals 4-1 to capture tourney bragging rights. Their lone loss had come a day earlier at the hands of Western Washington in a 64 decision. Nicole Vukasovic put TriCities in front early in the first, followed by a marker by Megan Bradford. Washington cut the lead in half in the second frame, but the Predators replied with two more by Vukasovic to wrap it up.

Ravens trio in tight spot for gold

Closing 2012 in style, the Terry Fox Ravens wrestling team tightened its grip on some medals at last week’s War on the Floor tournament in Langley. Led by the gold medal performances of Brett Boyce, Harry Carter and Nathan Dalton, the Fox crew sent 19 wrestlers to the competition and emerged with eight medals. Boyce posted a 3-0 record in the senior boys (Grades 11-12) 78-kilogram division, while Dalton was 2-0 in 110kg. In the boys 9-10 division, Carter rolled undefeated, going 3-0 among the 90kg crowd to collect his gold. The silver rush included medals by Gr. 9-10 Adam Saeed (54kg), Pedro Vasquez (78kg) and senior Stafford Wilson (90kg).

Collecting bronze medals were Kelsey Watmough, who posted a 2-1 record in senior girls’ 51kg, and Brooke Wheeler, who was 3-1 in Gr. 9-10 girls’ 64kg. Other top-six results were posted by Emma Rush, who finished fourth in senior girls’ 64kg, Soma Marton, (5th in Gr. 9-10 girls 57kg), Kassandra Richards (5TH, 54kg) and Kirsten Diamond (5th 60kg). Advancing to the Elite tournament a day later were Kurt Roots and Watmough. Facing stiff competition, the Grade 10 athletes put up valiant showings before bowing out. Roots scored one victory to claim seventh spot in the men’s 76kg weight class. Watmough, meanwhile, scored some points in her two 54kg battles before being eliminated.


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

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Dogs

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. GOLDEN LAB X pups family raised, ready for good homes Jan 21. Adorable $500. 604-951-0567

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LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night www.jetpetresort.com

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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5070 BACI seeks Residential and Community Support Workers to support individuals with disabilities to explore and be active members of their community. PT and casual positions available. If you enjoy being active, are flexible, & want to make a difference in someone’s life, we would like to hear from you! Competitive wages and great benefits. Please email resume & cover letter to: hr@gobaci.com Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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PITT BULL, Bluenose pups, Vet checked, all shots, Genetics/ razors edge blood lines. $1000 obo. 778-237-2824

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Cares! 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 spca.bc.ca.

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CASUAL RECREATION INSTRUCTOR Sign Language - You will instruct beginner level progressive courses in sign language for adults aged 18+. Classes are Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Formal training in sign language and instruction required. You will have previous experience instructing adults, be flexible and organized. Wage rates for Recreation Instructors of adult programs ranges from $25 to $35 per hour based on experience and certifications. Please submit your resume with cover letter, citing reference #2012-100930A, by 5:00 pm, January 13, 2013.

City of Coquitlam - Human Resources Division 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7N2 Fax: (604) 927-3075 E-mail: careers@coquitlam.ca Website: www.coquitlam.ca The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Marie Eugenie Theresa Douglas, also known as Marie E. Douglas, Marie Douglas and M. Douglas, formerly of #309 – 2267 Kelly Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC V3H 3W9, Deceased, who died on May 31, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor at Suite 1201 – 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8, on or before February 4, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Solus Trust Company Limited, Executor

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Coquitlam is home to over 128,000 people and is fast becoming a vibrant, regional urban centre. We are committed to carefully managing the City’s future while continuing to deliver the highest level of service to the community through leadership, sustainability and innovation. Coquitlam Parks, Recreation & Culture is seeking an enthusiastic, personable and professional individual for the following position:

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Abbotsford

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

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Condos/ Townhouses

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

6008-04

Burnaby

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

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

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Burnaby

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Chilliwack

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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6008-14 NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

6008-06

Chilliwack

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

6008-08

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

Coquitlam

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

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

6008-18 IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

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

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

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Condos/ Townhouses

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For Sale by Owner

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Surrey

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

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 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

New Westminster

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

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT

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

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

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

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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 sol.friedman2011@gmail.com.

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

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Richmond

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

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

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

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ONLY $226,900 in Langley’s Murrayville area, 960 sq ft , 2 bdr, 2 bth, grnd-floor condo covered deck and yard. See PropertyGuys.com in 76670 or call 604-613-2670

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

Vancouver East Side CULTUS LAKE View Home 3 BDRM 2bath 604-824-3667 $424,938. propertyguys.com

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

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Surrey

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Open House Sat. Jan. 5 2-4pm Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

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

for hiring, training and supervising team members. If you have a passion for creating guests, we can’t wait to hear from you.

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

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

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For Sale by Owner

Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 405 North Rd. Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9 GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

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

Join our team. Expect the best.

West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

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

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

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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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

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www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663 NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

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

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Abbotsford

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

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Chilliwack

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

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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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

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Burnaby

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

6020-06

Chilliwack

6020-08

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

Coquitlam

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

Mission

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

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Ladner/ South Delta

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

Surrey

New Westminster

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

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Surrey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cancer June 21-July 22: This week starts with romance and/or passion – and/or, because the passion can be creative, or about a risky venture, or passion for a child’s future. Be careful in these – a secret, a too-lustful approach, or a money or health factor (e.g., herpes) could lead love into disappointment or anger. Be moderate. Tackle chores midweek. Thursday/Friday bring opportunity and opposition. True love is a potential all week, but if true love is born now, it’s likely to be a fiery, perhaps rocky one! The weekend is for mulling, figuring it all out. All month, invest or research in career. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A pile of work faces you. (With more chores than you might suspect on the home front, as Sunday/Monday hint.) Might as well plunge in and get it done. A relationship heats up now into February – this can be love or enmity, but a definite societal, intellectual, travel, cultural or legal theme accompanies it. “Dynamic” couples might agree to wed – or travel. Tuesday/Wednesday emphasize romance, pleasure, sports, creative surges and speculative ventures, but only Tuesday “come through.” There’s that work – in spades – Thursday/Friday. Careful Saturday eve: wrong relationship! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The accent lies on romance, creativity, sports, games, charming kids, beauty and pleasure – you’re riding a winning streak, especially Thursday/Friday, when a new love affair or a new creative project could start. But work demands your attention, too. This week, a schedule keeps you from careening all over the place. (Ignore schedules next week, when opportunities need flexibility.) Sunday (better) and Monday (a dud) feature short trips, communications, curiosity and variety. Attend to your foundations, home and family (and your need for rest) midweek – start projects Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on ambition, status, prestige relationships and your dealings with authorities. From 2008 to 2024, higher-ups are serious, implacable, heavy-handed. Yet, from 2011 to 2018, rebellious urges visit you strongly; you have seldom been so unwilling to compromise. The result could be a battle royal: but before you enter it, contemplate their motives and your options. To succeed, fulfill higher-ups’ dreams and social wishes, which are the same as your own financial, research and/or sexual goals. Sorry this is puzzling: no other way to express it. Clues Sunday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Soon love questions will be resolved – the mysterious, the lustful, will dissolve to become understanding, gentle affection. (That’s not a decrease in love, but a transformation to a stronger base.) Continue, all month, to avoid friction with higher-ups: smile, tackle chores promptly. You might be “kicked upstairs” – into a management role. The nicest thing: these weeks are filled with a mellow wisdom: useless fears melt away. Relationships (to autumn 2015) are slow, demand loyalty and “repeated effort” – but this trend also brings the right mate to singles – clues Sunday. Gemini May 21-June 20: As I predicted, your friendship circle has begun to grow over the last few months (compared to 1996-2011). This month, you might fear that the old barrier has returned, as a solitary mood steals over you. But this is temporary – by late January, and especially February to June (and doubly especially in April) your optimism will return, and friendships will increase again! Meanwhile, use the solitude, depths, mysteries and urges of the present to invest, or to make good changes in your life: bold changes! (Best Thursday/Friday.) Protect health Sunday/Monday. New vistas midweek.

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

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597 REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

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Surrey

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

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Port Moody

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

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

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

North Delta

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

6020-30 PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

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

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

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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.

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

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

Other Areas BC PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

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

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The focus lies on home, children, nutrition, land, security, retirement. These basic matters are undergoing deep, significant change in the 2008-2024 period. Many Librans “made their nest” in the last three years: but now you might be spending on that nest, or on your children. You don’t mind, because you see the lasting value involved. Still, keep expenses in line with a conservative income picture, now to late 2015 (clues Sunday/Monday). A romantic thread winds through January, could lead you to a true mate, especially from the 21st into February. Security and amour don’t mix. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent lies on communications and travel, especially Thursday/ Friday, when a new project might emerge. Be curious – what you find now might form the basis for future projects/actions. E.g., you might wander into a neighbourhood where your next home will be. Act slowly, wisely and gently on the home front all month. Your energy and charisma soar Sunday/ Monday (though little might get done Monday – stick to routine jobs). Chase money, buy/sell Tuesday. Settle into home comforts Saturday – a.m. lucky, p.m. not. Soon – not yet – a major, beneficial lifestyle change will arrive. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money (buy/ sell, expand clients, tug your boss’s shirttail, etc.). That will be easier next week than this one, but by waiting you might miss a good opportunity (probably Thursday/Friday) to launch a lucrative process. You’ll feel restless all month, as a streak of curiosity and wanderlust draw you toward a pleasurable (or romantic) destination. Reading, writing, news media and coffee shops can ease your itchy feet. If you have feelings for someone, tell them. Don’t mistake solitude for security. Lie low, rest early week. You shine Monday/Tuesday! Travel Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness continue at a yearly high. Start important projects, see and be seen, call in favours, propose new schemes to bosses or employees. You’re on a rise! Money flows to you all month – bank it, or you could lose more than you gain. Spend only – carefully – on household items, real estate, food and shelter. Your optimism, cheerfulness and happiness rise on a swell of friendly feeling Sunday/Monday. (Monday, money and social plans might conflict.) Until late 2015 your hopes and wishes will be sober, serious – and more likely to come true. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Retreat, plan. Rest, contemplate. Support others, and seek support if you need it. Therapy, charitable acts, interfacing with government agencies or corporate head offices – these go well. Your determination and sex appeal are strong now, but keep them “in reserve.” Avoid overexertion, and overstaying your welcome. By the 19th onward, you’ll burst into an all-round explosion of accomplishment. Higher-ups are observing Sunday/ Monday. Smile, rather than vent your frustration Monday. Hope returns midweek. But the full extent of your weariness hits Thursday/Friday: find sweet rest. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This week and next bring popularity, light romance, wish fulfillment, entertainment and optimistic plans for the future. Be thoughtful Sunday/Monday. Wisdom will nudge you to reject a money source that’s “tainted” or too secretive. Be ambitious Tuesday; act early, take steps to firm/form alliances and seize career opportunities. Wednesday’s the same, a pleasant, ambitious day – trouble is, it yields little. Stick to routine. That popularity and light romance arrive strongly Thursday/ Friday – enjoy! But retreat Saturday, take a rest. All month, avoid unsavoury people and locales. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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Lots & Acreage

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Out Of Town Property

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Apartments & Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

2BDRM/2BTH 870SF new hirise, PoCo, 7 appls, NP, NS. Ref $1300 Avail Feb1. 778-990-4082

6508

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

6035

BBY METROTOWN, Large apts: 1 BRs avail now. $882 to $917. Includes heat/hot water, basic cable, coin W/D, 1 storage, 1 prkg, sec bldg. Onsite Res Manager. Call 604-677-7375

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

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

Apt/Condos

BBY NORTH, 2 BR newly reno’d ste, 5 new appls, 2 balcony, sec’d prkg. Avail now. $1100. NS/NP. Near SFU, transit. 778-240-7023

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

6052

Real Estate Investment

COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, N/P. $740. Dec 1. 604-939-9281. COQ, 1 BR + open den, 515 Whiting Way, $950 incl h/w & heat, gas f/p, 6 new appls, new reno, walk to Lougheed Town Center, ns np. 604-988-6603 COQ CENTER, Lrg 2 BR apt, newly reno’d, 2 sec prkg. NS/NP. Av Feb 1. $1000. 778-384-9552

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

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

6050

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

Out Of Town Property

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

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

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

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

Recreation Property

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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

AMBER (W)

6065

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

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

Available Now

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

GARDEN VILLA

VILLA MARGARETA

1 BEDROOM APT

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

COQ CENTRE, Thomas House, Top floor, 2 BR, 2 bath, all appls, storage, sec prkg. Gym, Pool, Media room, billiards + more. Av now. N/S. $1250. 604-924-0044

AMBER ROCHESTOR

Balmoral Street

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties Services

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

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

CALYPSO COURT

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

Cell: 604 813-8789

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

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

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

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

1-888-495-7106

whitgift@concertproperties.com

6510

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

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

6515

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

6540

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

Houses - Rent

604-464-7548

For all your property management needs visit www.profile-properties.com Pt Moody 3 BR t/hse, 1477 sf dble garage, granite kit, 2.5 ba, gas f/p, 1 pet ok. $1995. Feb 1 PoCo 2 BR condo , 2 full baths, 9’ ceilings, top flr, gas f/p balcony W view. Now. $1100 BBY N. VIEW upper 2 BR + Den, 2 baths, shared w/d & utils, $1300, Lower 2 BR $850, n/p, 121 North Warwick. 604 299-0403 BBY S. Sussex/Victory. Upper flr, 1600sf, 3 BR, 1.5 bath, all appls, hrdwd, dbl carport. $1700 + 2/3 utls. N/S. Pet ok. 604-322-0180 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 POCO RANCHERS; 3 BR, 2 bath or 3 BR, 1 bath. reno’d, all appl. $1500. NS/NP. 604-657-6448 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

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

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

BBY 7447 19 AVE, 3 BR bsmt ste, full bath, $1150 incls utils, w/d, Avail Now, n/s. Cat ok. 604-515-1663, 778-869-1663

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

office: 604- 936-1225

6605

Townhouses Rent

WOODLAND PARK

BBY, CENTRAL. 2 BR, steps to skytrain, N/s, N/p, 5 appl., $1200 + 40% utils, Feb 1. 604-298-0634. BBY RENO’D 2 BR g/lvl ste, new appls, $1200 incl all utils, Avail Jan 15. NS/NP. 604-438-0486 COQ 2 BR g/lvl ste, incls utils & cbl, w/d, $1300, nr Poirer Rec Ctr, ns/np, Avail Now. 604-931-6709 COQ CENTRAL, 1 BR gr lev ste, new carpet, paint, priv patio/yrd, sh’d W/D, $750 inc util. NS/NP. Avail Feb 1. 604-299-5435 3 BDRM/1 BATH 2027 Turnberry Ln. COQ. WWP. 1100 sq.ft. Ground level. N/S. No Pets. $1,050/mo. 604.719.5122

PO CO northside bright ground level 2 BR , 1100sf, sept ent, priv yd, 4 appls. N/s, Avail now. $990 incls utils. 604-945-7444

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

Contact 604-939-0221 woodland@rentmidwest.com

Warehouse/ Commercial

6620

TAKE OVER LEASE, 14 mths left, cls to skytrain & Braid St, New West, 1850 SF Warehouse, $1850/mo. Call 604-346-5298

HOME SERVICES 8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8015

Appliance Repairs

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842 SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

8055

Cleaning

GOOD RATES! Exc ref. Reliable work. 20 years exp. Res/Comm. Seniors discount. 604-525-0688

8060

Concrete

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

8155

Landscaping

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Dall’Antonia Brothers Concrete Wishes you a Prosperous and Happy New Year. 604-240-3408

8080

Electrical

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276

310-JIMS (5467) BBY, CENTRAL. 2 BR. 5 appl., gas f/p. Ns/np. $1100/mo incl utils, Avail now. 604-298-0634.

U $50 P TO 0 IN BO MOVE NUS

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604-727-2306 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

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

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

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

8185

Moving & Storage

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

• SNOW REMOVAL

Home Services

• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available

www.CoquitlamPropertyRentals.ca

BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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

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

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

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

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

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

320-9th St, New West

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

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

Apt/Condos

550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.

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

office: 604- 936-3907

6508

WHITGIFT GARDENS

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

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

• Fast Reliable Service

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

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

HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE 8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9129

Luxury Cars

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832

Magic Star Painting

Winter Specials $ 3 ROOMS 299

Top Quality Quick Work

9160

Sports & Imports

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

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

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

9125

Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

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

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

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

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

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

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

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

1977 DODGE Daytona Charger, 2 door, auto, V8, 2 tone blue, 1 owner, $7,500. 604 576-0836

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

2002 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CXL AWD 7 Pass. 1 Owner! Sale by owner. Blue ext/grey leather interior. 3.4 Liter V6 185HP 4-speed auto, AM FM stereo, CD player, full power; heated seats, lumbar support, power windows, doors, seats, and sunroof, fog lamps, alarm keyless, backup sensor. Good cond. $4995.00 Email: Kevin@gdm-ca.com Call: Kevin @ 604-765-5840

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

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

Domestic

HOME ADVANTAGE

Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

9160

Sports & Imports

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

604-727-0043

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

942-5394

8220

Plumbing

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

8309

Tiling

Auto Finance

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

PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, Bath Reno’s. Santo 778-235-1772

8315

Tree Services

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

$ BEST RATES $ Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

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

9110

Collectibles & Classics

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$

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

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

9110

Collectibles & Classics

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

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

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

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

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

RV’s/Trailers

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

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

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

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

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

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

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

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

Luxury Cars 1995 FORD F-250, 7.3 DIESEL, auto, 2WD, long box, ext cab, new tires, 1 owner, exc cond, 350km, all hwy $6500 604-744-8111 1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371

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

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

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

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

Vans

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends 2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

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

9515

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

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

Boats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9173

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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

THE SCRAPPER

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

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

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094 1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

Scrap Car Removal

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

9129 1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

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

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

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

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

9145

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

9522

A23

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

9155

Friday, January 4, 2013

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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

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 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

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

2003 30’ Citation Supreme 5th Whl, 2 slides, exc cond, rear living, loaded, many extras, new tires & batteries. Hitch incl. $32,000. 604-794-7529 (Chwk)


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Friday, January 4, 2013

2012 INVENTORY CLEAROUT

UP TO $10,000 CASH BACK* 2012 Ford Focus SE Well Equipped

2012 Ford Fiesta SE

2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Escape XLT

5 Door, Titanium

4 WD

# 123803A

# 1201562

# 1219692

Snyc

# 1201865

$14,699

$14,850

$18,488

$22,988

2012 Ford Fusion AWD

2012 Ford Escape 4WD

2012 Ford Edge SEL

2012 Ford Flex AWD

# 1211620

# 1211742

Sport, Loaded

Limited

# 1209846

Limited, Loaded

4WD, Loaded

$32,988

# 1219744

$24,488

$24,888

$31,788

2012 Ford Explorer XLT

2012 Ford Edge Limited 4WD, Loaded

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

2012 Ford F-350 SD

# 1211739

# 1219753

# 1201467

# 128004X

4WD

$33,888

$34,988

$43,980

4 WD, Lariat, Crew Cab

$49,995

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