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Valentine’s Day is a little sweeter this year for Bob and Laurie Landy, after Laurie kept Bob alive by performing CPR when his heart stopped.

Wife saves husband’s life with CPR When Bob and Laurie Landy go out this weekend for their belated Valentine’s Day dinner, they’ll have something extra special to celebrate. The Port Moody couple won’t just be acknowledging their love of 30 years, but also the fact the two are still on the Earth together — thanks to Laurie’s calm lifesaving actions. It was just two months ago on Dec. 2, when Bob was working away in his home office. Laurie said she heard a strange noise and went to check on her husband. “I could tell something was wrong,” Laurie recalled.

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heart problem, but has been fitted with an internal defibrillator to keep his heart at a normal pace. On Thursday, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Laurie was awarded the Vital Link Award by the BC Ambulance Service at a ceremony in New Westminster that included some of the paramedics involved that day. Lindsay Bomhof and her partner were the first paramedics to arrive at the Landy home. She praised Laurie’s work to save her husband’s life. “We don’t often have an outcome this well, and it’s nice to see him recovered as well as he did,” Bomhof said. The Vital Link Award recognizes members of the public who save a life and raises awareness of CPR.

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Bob’s heart went into what’s called She found Bob leaning back in his fatal arrhythmia, where the heart is chair. His heart had actually stopped beating so fast it becomes useless as a working. She called 911. pump. Laurie had never performed CPR, He doesn’t remember anything from but she was about to with the help the incident, but two of an ambulance disView a video about months later he’s feelpatcher. “You’re just kind of performing CPR with ing fine and is grateful for his wife’s actions. going on adrenalin, it’s “I’m just forever indebtnot like you know what’s ed to Laurie for doing what going on or understand she did,” Bob told The anything,” she said. NOW. “It’s an experience Over the next frantic few that I can’t comprehend.” minutes, Laurie followed However, he’s not surprised the dispatcher’s directions until his better half remained calm and cool paramedics arrived. under the intense circumstances. “You just have to rely on them “She’s a determined lady when she [paramedics], and they were fantastic,” wants to be,” Bob said. she said. “We were very lucky.” He still isn’t sure what caused his Lucky indeed.

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Barring a last-minute change of mind, child killer Allan Schoenborn was set to be in front of a panel at 9 a.m. this morning (Friday) at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam for his annual B.C. Review Board hearing. Such hearings are meant to decide on any applications a mentally ill patient found not criminally responsible for a crime might make. While a large contingent of media was expected to attend the hearing, the family of Darcie Clarke — whose three children were killed by Schoenborn — was also expected to be on hand to provide a victim impact statement. However, family spokesperson Dave Teixeira said Wednesday the family was still in the dark about what, if any, types of freedoms Schoenborn would ask to receive at the hearing. Teixeira said the hearing process is very stressful on the family, adding they feel Schoenborn is not a candidate for early release. “The family is hoping he’ll remain in custody and he gets the treatment he requires,” he said. Schoenborn, who killed his three children in 2008 in Merritt but was ultimately found not guilty of murder by reason of mental disorder, caused a stir in 2011 when he applied to the B.C Review Board for escorted access to get a coffee and go to a local pool. He eventually withdrew his application. He was also set to have two hearings in 2012, but cancelled both. Check www.thenownews. com later today for updates.

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Members of the Heritage Mountain Elementary Grade 4 group who helped create the mural, students Janice, left, and Emily were disappointed to find that it had been marked by graffiti. Artist Tammy Pilon will be restoring the artwork this weekend.

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or the teachers, parents and especially the students of Heritage Mountain Elementary in Port Moody, the outdoor art mural project at the school is more than just a collection of images. The 12 murals have come to embody the spirit of the school and the Grade 4 students who helped create the works of art. But much to the dismay of school community, the murals also represented an opportunity for vandalism. Sometime overnight last Thursday (Jan. 31) someone decided to scrawl graffiti on one of the 12 murals titled “Newport Village.” Students discovered the graffiti the next day. The act of vandalism has not only disappointed Heritage Mountain principal Craig Mah, but also the stu-

dents who have seen their hard work tarnished. “It’s disheartening to see it [the mural] attacked by graffiti,” he told The NOW. “When we see this happen, it is sort of an attack on the community.” The reason why it feels like such an assault on the school, according to the principal, is because of the way the project came about. The mural project began more than a year ago, when the Grade 4 students collaborated with local artist Tammy Pilon to decorate a concrete retaining wall with the 12 distinct images. The project even garnered donations from banks and local unions. The murals were unveiled at the end of the last school year, while the images were then turned into cards and calendars. They have since been sold to raise money for a new playground at the school. “It’s all grassroots,” Mah said noting the project was spearheaded by one of

the teachers. School officials have no idea who’s behind the graffiti, but they are appealing for anyone with information to call the Port Moody Police. Mah sent out this tweet along with a picture of the damage from the school’s twitter account earlier in the

week: “Sad day at HME. First graffiti on mural. Happened Feb. 7 Any info on vandals? Let @PortMoodyPD know.” Mah noted the murals are in a secluded area of the school that would make it hard for neighbours to see any problems. In the meantime, Pilon will be back at the school Friday to fix the mural. Mah said the school had faith the murals wouldn’t be touched, but the incident has Heritage Mountain officials considering putting the images behind plexiglass. However, the principal said it could invite more vandalism, so for now the murals will stay unprotected. “You do really rely on people’s good will not to touch it and to come and to appreciate it, but not to mark it up,” he said. Mah also has a simple message for anyone tempted to add his or her own unauthorized signature to the art — leave it alone.

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The Bailey bridge linking Coquitlam and New Westminster along Braid Street was closed due to the concerns of engineers, and will likely be closed for at least a couple of weeks.

Last year, lifeguard YueChing Cheng raised $1,000 by swimming for six consecutive hours at PoCo’s Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. Tonight (Friday), from 7 to 10 p.m., the Hyde Creek Masters and Terry Fox swim clubs, among others, will try to crack the $2,000 mark. Spectators are welcome.

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Bridge to be closed for weeks, city says Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com While engineers from the City of New Westminster try to determine the next steps to getting the Braid Street bridge open to vehicle traffic, the issue will also be discussed among civic politicians in Coquitlam. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said the topic of finding a permanent structure to replace the bridge will be discussed at the upcoming city council meeting Monday. “We need to find that long-term solution and find a short-term fix for the current situation,” he told The NOW. “It is quite inadequate to have a temporary one-lane bridge for 18 years.” The single-lane Bailey bridge that connects United Boulevard in Coquitlam to Braid Street in New Westminster was shut down Sunday. Stewart was also expected to discuss the issue with New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright. The Coquitlam mayor maintained his call for a permanent replacement of the bridge, noting he’s received calls from frustrated businesses on both sides of the boundaries hoping for the same. Stewart also suggested the current bridge could also be twinned fairly quickly and reopened. “If we’re not going to get a permanent structure, we have to get another temporary structure to carry the loads that were originally intended for it,” Stewart said. Currently, the bridge sits inside New

Westminster’s boundaries and is maintained by that city, but both municipalities split the cost in half. The Bailey bridge was first put in place in 1995. Stewart also said it’s important that politicians in New Westminster understand the bridge is funded by both cities. Earlier this week, New Westminster Coun. Betty McIntosh suggested in an interview with The Record newspaper that Coquitlam does nothing to finance the bridge. In the meantime, it appears the crossing could be closed to vehicles for a couple more weeks. Jim Lowrie, the City of New Westminster’s director of engineering, told The Record the consulting engineer hired to inspect the bridge discovered a couple of “fairly significant splits” on two of the truss members. “The timbers themselves have split due to excessive wear and tear,” he said. “We are looking at some options.” Lowrie said the assessment was scheduled, and was conducted on a Saturday when the traffic volumes were lower. “The last structural inspection we did was in 2007. It has been five years,” he said. “We need to know what the weight load rating of the bridge should be.” Lowrie told The Record Tuesday it would be “at least” a couple of weeks before the bridge reopens to vehicles. He said the city is looking at options for repairing the structure. “We are certainly expecting it is repairable,” he said. — with files from Theresa McManus, The Record

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Swim-a-thon in PoCo John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com You don’t have to be a lifeguard, or an overly accomplished swimmer. All that’s needed is a lap or two, and a willingness to help. The second-annual Port Coquitlam Swima-thon happens tonight (Friday), with the end goal being to raise $2,000. Running from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, the swim-a-thon will raise funds for lifesaving training for underprivileged youth.

This year’s event carries on with the tradition established last year, when city lifeguard Yue-Ching Cheng raised $1,000 over the course of a six-hour swim. Tonight, Terry Fox Secondary swim club members, the Hyde Creek Masters swim group and others will be involved in trying to break the $2,000 mark. The entire lap pool will be dedicated to the swim-a-thon from 7 to 10 p.m. The leisure pool will be open to the public and will feature games, music and lighting effects during the latter part of the evening. To learn more about other Spirit Week activities, see www.portcoquitlam.ca/spiritweek.

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Mayor speaks out on breathalyzer issue Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com Just weeks after learning more than a dozen drinking and driving cases involving Port Moody police were invalid, the city’s mayor says the department is working to reimburse the drivers involved. Mayor Mike Clay said the department has acknowledged there was a potential problem with the calibration of the roadside breathalyzers that affected 14 people, and is working with the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to remove the charges from the affected drivers’ records and refund any penalties. However, he wouldn’t say how much that would cost the city, which is ultimately responsible for the police department. “We know there was a mistake made and we’re trying to fix it,” he told The NOW, noting five of the 14 cases involved 24-hour roadside suspensions and shouldn’t involve any further action. “We’ve tried to be absolutely transparent, open and co-operative with everybody on it, remembering this came to light as a result of an investigation we did internally.” Last month, Port Moody police released the results of an independent investigation

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Port Moody Mayor into the calibration of the department’s breathalyzers, which determined 14 of the 174 immediate roadside prohibitions (IRPs) handed out in 2011 were done so using an invalid device. The issue of problems with the approved screening devices surfaced in October 2011, after media outlets suggested there was a flaw in the department’s “process for calibrating approved screening devices.” At the time, the department said it was treating the allegations ser-

iously and called in the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner (OPCC) and an outside agency to conduct an investigation. A year later, the OPCC determined the force’s breathalyzers were incorrectly calibrated and the allegations of neglect of duty against the officer who used them were substantiated. As a result, the officer involved received a verbal reprimand, a measure the OPCC found acceptable. A Vancouver lawyer representing a handful of people who received driving bans from the force suggested each case could cost the city $30,000. Clay said if people paid fines they need to be refunded, but would only go so far as to say if someone can show they were financially harmed, the city would have a discussion. The mayor also expressed his confidence in the force, suggesting part of the issue stemmed from the new drinking and driving laws at the time that gave police powers to hand out an instant conviction. “That’s all you can do at this point is move forward. It’s not going to happen again in the Port Moody Police Department. We know that,” he said. The IRP process was introduced in 2010, as part of sweeping changes to B.C.’s drinking and driving laws.

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COMPENSATION FOR DELAYED UNIVERSITY GRADUATION If you’re hurt in a car crash which delays your graduation from university because you can’t study fulltime, you could be entitled to money compensation, i.e., damages. Take the recent case of Amy, a 17-year old Grade 12 student (name changed to protect her). Amy was driving a van in Burnaby, waiting to turn left at an intersection. She was rear-ended by another van driven by Mr. P. He (and another defendant) admitted the accident was his fault. The B.C. Supreme Court had to determine what amounts of money would fairly compensate Amy for her physical and psychological injuries. Amy suffered headaches and neck, right shoulder, mid- and lower-back pain, as well as pain in her wrists and right ankle. She also suffered some emotional difficulties, such as anxiety attacks. Some of her physical injuries got better over time, but she continued to have headaches and anxiety issues, for which she took medication. Before the accident, Amy had been an honour roll student, with grade averages of 85% and 83.7% in her first and second Grade 12 terms. In her third term, after the accident, her grade average dropped to 53.25%, and she graduated with a grade average of 78.1% for the year. Before the accident, she had planned to study engineering at UBC and take a full course load, which was a very realistic expectation given her history. Afterwards, due to the accident, she was only able to carry a part-time course load at SFU. By the time of trial, Amy had obtained 67 of the 120 credits needed to graduate. Her graduation had already been delayed by a year and 7 months, and that delay was likely to become two years. She now planned to go on to graduate school for a Master’s degree and work in public health or health administration.

The court awarded her $70,000 as compensation for two years of delayed university graduation. This was based on a yearly starting salary of $35,000 that she could expect to get in a suitable job after she graduated. This case also illustrates that car crash victims may be entitled to compensation for other types of losses. Here, for example, Amy was also awarded $50,000 for her “pain and suffering,” $23,300 for loss of (past) income, $7,500 for loss of housekeeping capacity and $13,750 for costs of future care (such as physiotherapy and psychological counselling). She was also awarded some $4,300 for special damages (essentially out-ofpocket costs because of the crash). There are other types of accident losses that may also be compensated, for example loss of future earning capacity – it depends, in each case, on what it takes to put the victim, so far as practically possible financially, in the same position as if the car crash hadn’t happened. Of course, the devil is always in the details of each particular situation, and there is often some vigorous debate between the lawyers for the victim and those of the defendant (often in reality representing an insurance company like ICBC) about what damages really are due to a particular car crash. If you’re injured in a car crash, it makes sense to seek legal advice promptly. Your lawyer can advise you and help you obtain the compensation to which you may be entitled. This column has been written with the assistance of DANIEL C. RICHARDSON. It provides information only and must not be relied on for legal advice. Please contact DANIEL C. RICHARDSON of BTM Lawyers LLP for legal advice concerning your particular case.

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Port Moody ponders creating ‘Veterans Way’ Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com Right now, there are more than a dozen cities across B.C. that have paid respects to veterans by naming a street in their honour. Port Moody could soon be joining the ranks of municipalities like Coquitlam, after city council was asked to consider renaming a street Veterans Way. Port Moody resident and veterans advocate Guy Black wrote a letter to council requesting a portion of Hope Street between Williams and Hugh streets be renamed. In his letter, he suggested the timing of the city’s centennial would be an opportunity to mark the name change. “At this time of our anniversary, I would like to ask the City of Port Moody to also pay tribute to all of our Port Moody veterans,” Black wrote.

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Port Moody resident Guy Black wants the city to rename part of Hope Street to honour veterans.

Church looks to expand space Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com It was Feb. 12, 1995 when a small group of churchgoers in Port Moody gathered for the first worship service at Pacific Grace Church. Eighteen years to the day, officials with the church were in council chambers at a public hearing asking the city to approve a zoning amendment that would allow Pacific Grace Church to build a new place of worship. Specifically, the group is planning to build a new threestorey, 6,100-square-foot church hall on the same lot as the existing church at 2614 St. Johns St. — the site of the historic Moisio House. The church’s acting lead

pastor John Tsang told council the congregation needs a new building for more space after a separate location used as office space was bought out to make way for the Evergreen Line. “Our church is very excited about the construction of a new church hall … a building that adds to the vision of a revitalized Port Moody area,” he said. Tsang also noted the church has teamed up with the SHARE food bank to share facilities over the years. “With the new building we’ll be able to develop more partnerships into the future,” he said. The plan is to save and relocate the Moisio House in the same way the city moved the old Appleyard/Centennial

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House last year. Council unanimously passed the first three readings of the zoning amendment. Coun. Diana Dilworth said she was impressed with the church’s concept of creating an open plaza between the proposed buildings. “It’s great to see the city can support the continued growth of this church community and keep them in Port

Moody,” he said. The application needs to come back for final approval at a future council meeting. Over the years, the church has grown to include 450 members and three language groups offering four separate services. The church also provides religious education and group activities and programs for children, adults, families and seniors.

“It is especially significant this year since it will specifically recognize and include these citizens in our centennial. It will tangibly show them how much they mean to our city.” He also noted that his street-naming suggestion would be ideal since the stretch of road is home to the Legion Manor and Chip Kerr Park, named after the war hero. Black also listed off nearly two-dozen cities that have a roadway named Veteran, including Coquitlam. That city renamed a portion of Porter Street between King Albert and Winslow avenues Veterans Way. On Tuesday, Port Moody council appeared warm to the idea but wasn’t quite ready to sign off on the request. Instead, politicians asked staff to come back with pro-

posals for implementing a name change. One option could be to rename the street completely and legally change addresses, or to rename it symbolically by putting a second street sign up to go along with the one for Hope Street. City staff suggested there could be implications caused by changing legal addresses, but a second, symbolic sign would meet the intent of the request. Coun. Zoe Royer said she supports the proposal, arguing there would be limited impact on the surrounding streets because the road is opposite Chip Kerr Park. However, Mayor Mike Clay expressed concern that a second sign might cause confusion in the case of an emergency, but added he knows similar situations in other cities have worked out.

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Wallet full of money found at Value Village much money was found and would like to There are few things better than reaching speak to the owner of the property. into your pocket and pulling out some cash Chung also noted the RCMP have to turn you completely forgot about. the money over to the receiver general after 90 Coquitlam Mounties are hoping to share days from the date it was found. that feeling with an unknown person after the Mounties are urging the rightful discovery of a wallet filled with owner of the cash to immediately money at a local thrift store. contact RCMP Const. Kat Blach at Police said employees at the 604-945-1550 and quote file numCoquitlam Value Village discovered ber 2013-3608. the wallet amongst a pile of clothJeremy Deutsch ing donations that had just arrived. The donations were recently Woman robbed of collected by Big Brothers from money while at ATM about 900 homes in the Coquitlam, Langley, Port Moody police are on the lookout for a Chilliwack, White Rock and Richmond area. pair of suspects involved in an armed robbery “There is no identification in the wallet,” at a local bank. said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung. “We don’t know Police said a young woman had just withif someone had accidentally left it in the clothdrawn $60 from her account on Feb. 2 at the ing donation.” VanCity Bank on Brew Street when a man He added police are not disclosing how

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Selling gold? Better Business Bureau has tips Consumers have lots of options for selling gold, including local jewellers and pawn shops, gold buying services, gold parties at friends’ homes, pop-up events by travelling dealers, and mail-away gold buying websites. “No matter where you choose to sell gold, it’s important to know the value of your gold as well as the reliability of the business buying the gold,” Danielle Primrose, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Mainland B.C., said in a press release. “There is often a big difference between the market value of your gold items, and what you end up receiving for it.” Generally, the BBB has been receiving complaints concerning dissatisfaction with the amount offered for gold. With mail-away services, complaints are also about delays in receiving the cheque, or not getting gold items back when an offer is turned down, as well as difficulties getting in touch with the business. The BBB provides the following BBB tips to both safeguard and educate the public with regard to selling gold. • Consider the market value, versus melt value, of your jewelry or coins. Consider appraising your items first before deciding to

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Hunters keep safety top of mind Re: “Debating the ethics of hunting” letter to the editor by C. Grindley-Ferris, Wednesday, Jan. 9 Mr. Grindley-Ferris advises that if it’s the thrill hunters are after, they should join the army. He goes on to state that he enjoys a variety of guns, specifically from his time in the army. I believe the writer understood the designated purpose of those guns he so enjoyed. To The Mr. Grindley-Ferris recommends hunters seek part-time jobs in slaughter houses if it’s killing they enjoy. I assume these would be the same slaughter houses providing the meat products he is purchasing from local shops and purporting as not to be endangering the general public. I suggest Mr Grindley-Ferris do some research around the much-debated human health risks of commercial feedlot raised poultry, beef, pork and salmon. The writer would appear to have the happy-to-eat it, but-don’t-ask-me-to-kill-it point of view. Most, understandably, share this perspective, but

don’t cast judgment on those that do choose to hunt wild game and know exactly where the meat they feed their families comes from. B.C. hunters are very likely your neighbours, family members, co-workers or friends. Hunters are as concerned about human safety as Mr. Grindley-Ferris, especially when in areas frequented by other recreational user groups. If Mr. Grindley-Ferris feels he is in Editor such danger on the Pitt River dikes during this short water fowl hunting season, I question his continued visits and repeated letter writing campaign during this period.

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e don’t normally expect a lot from any throne speech that timing dictates must be a key piece of a preelection gambit. Fortunately, it means we are rarely disappointed. And so we weren’t as disappointed as we might have been on Tuesday — almost exactly three months ahead of the next provincial election — by Premier Christy Clark’s rather optimistic missive whose central theme appeared to be that B.C.’s economy is solely dependent on natural gas. Certainly, the premier’s plan to create a new reserve fund — the British Columbia Prosperity Fund — sounds like a fine idea, particularly if the intent is to operate as the Alberta Heritage Fund was created in the 1970s by Premier Peter Lougheed to capitalize on revenues generated by his province’s oil reserves. But Premier Clark’s stated purpose for the B.C. fund sounds more like it’ll just be a separate bank account to collect anticipated natural gas revenues, and then used like any other government tax or royalty revenue to service the province’s prodigious debt and help pay for government operations and services. It leaves us scratching our heads, wondering why the fuss with fancy names. And while the premier’s projections of $100 billion in natural gas revenue and “tens of thousands” of jobs over the next 30 years have us all gasping in amazement, that needs to be tempered with a realization that 30 years is a long, long time, particularly in the light of an energy economy whose volatility has been almost as amazing as the hopes for giant natural gas windfalls. The premier’s apparent reliance on that natural gas revenue was disappointing, even for a pre-election throne speech. There didn’t seem to be much else, other than a few vague promises about legislation to help children and abused seniors. It didn’t offer much hope for those hit by B.C.’s relatively poor jobcreation performance. Indeed, a promise for more realistic government advertising on that score would have been welcome. It was all mostly just gas.

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Reading reinforces a sense of independence In each case, they seem to be lacking independStories filled with heart-melting romances and ence. selfless adventures have been my escape from the Many of the characters have no personal opinions world for as long as I can remember. on anything. They search for guidance from others Sometimes it would be from a busy day at school, and take their opinion or advice on the subject as other times from a sluggish summer day at home. their own. A popular magazine and all it’s employees Regardless, if it fit the definition of a book, I takes this role, telling the masses what to think on would read it front to back. No stopping. No eating. No sleeping. I would crave everything imaginable. In our society, the media takes this role. Exposing us to so many those sleepless nights of being huddled different images, though essentially in bed, fully engrossed in a story. each one the same, in so many different I even have my own philosophy on places, we are manipulated into looking, books: the longer, the better. However, a into thinking, and into feeling certain hefty eight hundred page book is finally ways. putting it to the test. The instant access we have to the The Fountainhead has left me strugInternet reinforces this. When the gling to turn the page. Hunger Games movie came out, I I’ll admit this now, I’m no architecMy Generation watched my sisters eagerly anticipate ture junkie. Unfortunately for me, the characters in this book are very passionCourtenay Huffman seeing it, only to admit that they had no idea what it was about later. ate about it. Insert lavish descriptions They had gotten drawn in to the if whimsical spires, Greek pilasters and thinking of everybody else. Victorian cornices, and you understand what a big Other characters are power-hungry; doing anychunk of the book is. If you want to know what any thing it takes to reach success in the eyes of others. if those things are, I suggest finding a good dictionWhile there is nothing wrong with having power, the ary and arming yourself with Google. things it can do to people are not always good. What keeps me going are some of the countless One character, after becoming extremely successsimilarities between the society presented in the ful, turns suicidal and two others start giving advice novel and our society. This, honestly, has me worthat leads many others to failure. ried.

A second thing is that these characters are doing stuff for the approval of others. Today, many people forego doing what they want in order to be more successful. With the cost of living, that’s understandable, but in the end, if you’re not happy with what you’ve accomplished, what was the point of it? We may be social creatures, but without each individual piece, each person by themselves, who would we be as a whole? We need a solid foundation to build something bigger, something better out of it. Howard Roark, the protagonist in , wouldn’t build a masterpiece out of flimsy materials. He would choose strong pieces, that know exactly what their purpose is. If each of us becomes like these pieces, society would be a solid masterpiece that would survive the toughest changes, growing over time. In picking up that book, I may not have found the escape I was looking for, but maybe I found something more important — a revelation about the world. What if it helps transform our society to help each of us be more independent? Courtenay Huffman is a student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary.


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Letters Don’t judge a book, or a person, by its cover Re: “Crusade against Paramount ‘indefensible,’” letter to the editor, Wednesday, Jan. 30. This “Crusade” reminds me of one of the most embarrassing events of my teen years. I was 15 and a student in a small high school in downtown Bordeaux, France. Every morning on our way to the school a few of us walked by a trio of ladies that looked very much like housewives, with their traditional shirt-dress in colourful prints. They were chatting outside, sitting on a low wall and smoking cigarettes. In those days average ladies in conservative French provincial towns just didn’t smoke in public. This could only mean that they were not average housewives but working ladies waiting for “clients.” For months we just walked by them. Then one bright spring day one of us said “how is the business?” and we ran away. Same thing the following day. The third day, emboldened by their lack of response, one guy said, “if you looked less frumpy you might do more business” and we ran away real fast. One of them screamed, jumped from the wall and ran after us all

the way to the school. At the morning recess the principal stood on the balcony off his office and blew a whistle to get our attention. He told the whole school that a few students had shamed the school by insulting some ladies in the street. He said that we were all too young and ignorant of how hard life was for many people, why they had to make horrible choices to survive, to judge and insult them. Then he asked the guilty students to wait for him in the school To The yard at the end of the recess. This meant that all the students and teachers would know who did it. I was liked by teachers because I was eager to learn and asked many questions, yet at the same time drove them and the principal crazy by refusing to follow the dress code and arguing with them about everything ad nauseam. So I really got it this time. The morning after we stopped by the ladies and apologized. From then on, every morning it was “good morning ladies” ... “good morning children.”

Campaign against strip club misses the mark Re: “Shut down strip club, students to tell city,” Friday, Jan. 18 The campaign against the Paramount Gentlemen’s Club in New Westminster by a Social Justice 12 class is especially upsetting to me — a former student of the course — not just because of the barrage of reasons widely cited by others, but also because it represents the precise opposite of what the course is all about. Editor If nothing else, the course is designed to impart on students the need for tolerance and respect of all manner of lifestyles, races, religions, classes, and so forth. It’s designed to develop in students a capacity to think critically about conflict, injustice, and ignorance; help students understand from what contexts such thoughts arise from and how to A) Identify such prejudiced views within oneself and, B) Propose solutions to create a more just, peaceful society in general. Publicly harassing the operator of a law-abiding, well-regarded establishment and denigrating both the patrons and providers of a form of entertainment just because you happen to find it distasteful is therefore the very antithesis of the message which this course is

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intended to expose students to. Religious fundamentalists who try to enforce their doctrines and personal belief systems onto society are rightly ridiculed. Just because a doctrine happens to be of a secular nature does not mean that it is any less inappropriate to attempt to force it onto others Sebastian Zein Port Coquitlam

Thanks, everyone On Jan. 26, KidSport Tri-Cities was honoured to be chosen as the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year. We’d like to thank the chamber for this great honour, and would especially like to thank the community for their incredible support. Whether it’s individual donations, volunteering for Operation Red Nose, supporting our used equipment sales or being corporate partners, you’ve all been amazing. We’d also like to thank the sport associations who have become our partners in making sure “ALL Kids Can Play!” We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a community to raise a child.” You’ve proven that through your support, and the children in our community are much better off because of it. Thank you very much. Chris Wilson Coquitlam

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Left: Alex Boar shows off the cochlear implant paid for by Variety — the Children’s Charity, which allows him to hear. Right: Alex with his parents, Romeo and Larisa Boar.

Variety funds device that lets boy hear John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com

“He can play in a water park. He can even go swimming.” While some may take those activities for granted, Port Coquitlam’s Larisa Boar sees them as benchmarks of progress for her sevenyear-old son, Alex. Diagnosed with severe hearing loss at the age of two, Alex is now on the path towards doing all the things other kids his age are, thanks to a specialized hearing device paid for by a $6,500 grant courtesy of Variety — The Children’s Charity. The organization’s yearly Show of Hearts Telethon is slated for this Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 16 and 17), and will highlight a number of stories similar to the one playing out in Alex’s life. “He’s doing fantastic,” Larisa said. “I’m really happy with where he’s at. The possibilities are endless.” Referred to as a Cochlear implant, the device was first surgically implanted in December 2007. The implants work via instruments both

on the inside and outside of Alex’s ears, and the series of tests — Alex was diagnosed as being “severe to profound deaf” when he was two and external devices resemble a Bluetooth device a half years old. used for cellphones. “We were hopeful that everything was OK The implants have helped Alex’s developand that we didn’t have to worry about it, but ment in ways that the alternatives — hearing by the time he turned two, aids or sign language — could there were still no words at not. all,” Larisa said. “When they “We tried all three options told us the diagnosis, it was — we did some signing, we “When they told us used the hearing aids,” Larisa the diagnosis, it was devastating. But if you have an issue, you have to deal with it.” said. “We wanted to give it a devastating. But if That early diagnosis was chance to see if he’s getting you have an issue, you followed by the first Cochlear any benefits from the hearing aids, so that we wouldn’t be have to deal with it.” implant procedure, which Alex underwent when he was three. doing any intrusive surgery That surgery was followed by to his head. But when we saw four years worth of daily trips that there was no progress at Larisa Boar into Vancouver to a specialized all, and that he hated the hearAlex Boar’s Mother school for children with liming aids, we decided that the ited or no hearing. Cochlear implant was the best He was recently fitted solution. It was truly the best with a newer model of the implant, thanks to solution we could have done.” the grant money provided by Variety. Larisa Alex’s hearing loss wasn’t tied to a specific describes the new device as slicker and lighter, illness, but rather, was attributed to genetics. and says it allows him to participate in activHis parents first began noticing signs that ities like swimming — something he couldn’t something was amiss when Alex was seven do before. months old. After a year and a half — and a

“The quality of the sound is so much better,” she said. As of last September, he was enrolled in Grade 1 at Castle Park Elementary in PoCo. He sees a hearing resource teacher twice a week, on top of attending language assistance training three times weekly. Although he’ll have to wear the implants for the rest of his life, it’s hoped that his speech and hearing will catch up to that of his peers within two or three years. “Sometimes, I can see he feels different,” Larisa said. “And now that he’s getting older, he’s more aware of his impediment. But he’s very social and a very likeable child. From that perspective, I couldn’t ask for more.” Alex’s story is one of 12 in the PoCo context alone in which Variety made a difference. Stats from the charity indicate that 12 individual family grants were issued in the last year totaling $24,186.78. In Coquitlam, $62,240.29 went out in the form of 18 grants, while $23,717 was issued via eight grants in Port Moody. The Variety Show of Hearts Telethon runs this weekend at Coquitlam’s Red Robinson Theatre. Though not open to the public, the show will be broadcast on Global TV.

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Nicholas Dulvy, research chair in marine biodiversity and conservation at Simon Fraser University, will be the guest speaker at the annual general meeting of the Port Moody Ecological Society on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Dulvy, who is co-chair of an international

The annual general meeting will take place at the Port Moody Recreation Centre (upstairs, Multipurpose Room 2), at 300 Ioco Rd. Everyone is welcome, and there is no charge to attend. An update of events at the Noons Creek

hatchery will be provided. Following Dulvy’s presentation, guests will be invited to mingle and enjoy light refreshments. For more information, see www.noonscreek.org call the hatchery at 604-469-9106. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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THE PINNACLE OF ACHIEVEMENT: After a full year of training at local mountains and peaks, Coquitlam resident Dora Vanourek successfully reached the summit of Aconcagua on Jan. 18, according to an e-mail from her family. At 6,962 metres (22,837 feet), Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas, and in the Southern and Western hemispheres. It is located in the Andes, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. Multiple casualties occur every year on the mountain — in January 2009 alone, five people died there — due to climbers underestimating the risks of high altitude and cold weather and winds.

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It’s a dwarf variety and the beans are also quite ne of the most rugged, carefree and small. useful beans for our cool, wet coastal Where different varieties of favas are climate is the fava bean or broad bean grown together, they will cross-pollinate. If — and February is the time when planting Cambridge scarlet is one, you can end up season can begin for varieties destined for the with a stunning mix of flowers from white to kitchen. Aside from producing tasty beans, favas leave pale pink to hot pink to purple red. The bean shapes, colours and heights of the plants are the soil richer than they found it by fixing equally diverse. nitrogen in nodules on their roots. They don’t Even when soil is not especially fertile, mind slightly acidic soil, and can also handle these beans can still produce an clay and even soil that is somewhat adequate crop. As well, by the time salty. other kinds of beans need frequent These beans are popular all over watering, favas have finished cropthe world and are said to still grow ping and the bed can be cleared for wild in their original habitat of second-season vegetables such as Algeria. As early as 3,000 BC they broccoli or Brussels sprouts. were apparently being eaten by Although favas can apparently Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. develop rust or fungal infections, But until Columbus discovered Branching Out this doesn’t seem to happen freAmerica and brought back other quently. But attacks by the black bean varieties, favas were the only Anne Marrison bean aphid can be a yearly occurbeans that Europeans knew. rence, dealt with by removing the Young fava beans are the most tender top leaves. Unlike other aphids, the flavourful and can be eaten like green peas. black aphids attach very firmly and few of them They’re even more tasty with a sprig or two of are dislodged by blasts of water from hoses. mint added to the pot. The young beans freeze The first warning signal is when ants beautifully too. Dried fava beans will store well become visible on the tops of the fava plants. for months. When they’re cooked, their soft That’s when gardeners who want to do a precentre is the base for many kinds of dips and emptive strike will pinch out the top of each spreads. bean plant. The aphids don’t bother moving In the garden, favas stand straight up on down to the tough lower leaves. thick, square stems about four feet tall. But If you mulch favas with grass clippings when the pods begin to fill out they start leanaround the time that mowing begins you ing at different angles. That’s why it’s best to can manage to avoid weeding from seedling place a tall stake at each end of each row and emergence through to composting the mature run string between them. The plants still lean plants. Mulching is best started down the rows slightly but their companions stop the bed and as the seedlings enlarge, the mulch can be from turning into a shambles. extended to cover around the plants. Fava flowers are so heavily fragrant they scent the whole area. Most are white with a • Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden black blotch, but one heritage fava, Cambridge scarlet, has red flowers and bright green beans. questions. Send them to amarrison@shaw.ca.

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Ten rules for RRSP investing By Robyn K. Thompson, CFP

Every year around this time, there’s a big marketing push to open up and contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). And for good reason. RRSPs are still one of the best retirement saving and tax-deferral opportunities available for Canadians, even though a majority of us do not use them to the max. So to help you make the most of an RRSP, here are 10 rules to follow. 1. Contribute. That sounds simplistic, but as the saying goes, “You can’t win if you don’t

play.” Basically, an RRSP lets you contribute 18% of “earned income” every year to a pre-set maximum. For 2012, the maximum contribution limit was set at $22,970. And the last day to make a contribution for the 2012 tax year is March 1, 2013.

4. Use contribution room. You can carry forward any unused “contribution room” (that is, amounts you did not contribute to your maximum in a given year) to add to your contributions in future years. If you’ve made a large contribution in a year, you don’t have to apply the deduction all at once – you can spread it out and use it in future years.

2. Pay yourself first. If you can’t contribute your maximum in a year, contribute as much as you can. Start small and make monthly contributions. Preauthorized payment plans are a good way to ensure regular contributions.

5. Reinvest your refund. You get a tax deduction on your contribution for a given year. If that generates a tax refund for the year, don’t blow it.

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6. Don’t break open the piggybank! Your investments grow taxfree inside an RRSP, but you’ll pay tax as soon as you withdraw. If you withdraw in your peak earning years, you’ll pay tax at your top marginal rate and lose the benefit of all that tax-sheltered compound growth. 7. Invest wisely. For many people, an RRSP will be their only source of retirement income apart from the Canada Pension Plan. While RRSP-eligible investments include everything from individual stocks to bonds to mutual funds and exchangetraded funds, it’s not the place to speculate on junior mines or high-tech start-ups. Moreover, tax benefits like the dividend tax credit, the capital gains tax exemption, and the ability to offset losses

against gains are lost within an RRSP. 8. Know your limits. Most of us tend to overestimate our capacity to deal with market volatility and take investment losses. Be realistic about your own tolerance for risk (and ignore what your neighbour, uncle, or barber thinks). Then allocate your RRSP assets accordingly. If you don’t know how, get some help from a qualified advisor. 9. Use caution with RRSP loans. Loans are sometimes used to topup RRSP contributions. But use these only if you can apply any refund that’s generated to paying off the loan or if you are certain you can pay off the loan over a short time. Be careful you don’t get into a cash-flow bind with an RRSP loan.

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10. Select the right maturity option. When you retire, you can withdraw RRSP funds in a lump sum (and pay a huge tax bill), roll over into a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), or purchase an annuity (you must collapse your RRSP in the year you turn 71.) There are pros and cons to each of these, and it’s best to discuss them with an advisor.

Robyn K. Thompson, CFP, is president of Castlemark Wealth Management. Provided courtesy of Fund Library, owned and operated by Fundata Canada. This article is the opinion of the author and is not intended as personalized investment advice. Investment vehicles mentioned are not guaranteed and involve risk of loss.

Boomers spend more than any other group The Baby Boomer generation is one of the most influential demographics in the world today. Boomers represent roughly 28 percent of the total population of the United States, according to Baby Boomer magazine, and this means they are the largest generational segment as well as the single largest economic group in the United States. They hold 70 per cent of the U.S. wealth and are expected to inherit millions of dollars over the course of the next 20 years. Baby boomers comprise a population of adults who were born between 1946 and 1964. That makes boomers people who are between 49 and 67 years old. Many of these baby boomers have grown to be household names and

influential individuals in all areas of business. Actor Brad Pitt is a baby boomer, as is President of the United States Barack Obama. Director Peter Jackson, Canadian singer k.d. lang and business mogul Donald Trump all belong to the baby boomer generation. Here are some additional facts and figures about baby boomers:

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Congratulations! Glen Pine Pavilion is celebrating its 5th year of operation in this beautiful facility located in the heart of Coquitlam at 1200 Glen Pine Court. The Glen Pine 50plus Advisory Board wishes to extend congratulations to volunteers, staff and members who help to make Glen Pine a centre where people stay active, make friends, connect with different cultures and stay young. In January 2008 the building was officially opened with 200 members and now we have close to 1,700 members. Glen Pine offers a host of programs for members 50plus and better. Also, with the support of volunteers and the great City Staff everyone enjoys a multitude of activities at this vibrant centre. Many of our members consider it a “Home away from Home” . You have only to step into the “Hub” to feel the warm welcome from staff and volunteers. The Lemon Tree Cafe offers delicious meals and tasty snacks at reasonable prices for everyone to enjoy. Visit us at 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam or call us at 604-927-6940.

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A new litter has arrived. The charitable organization Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is announcing the birth of its latest litter of puppies. Within several weeks, these puppies will require foster homes to learn what it takes to be a ‘good dog’ before entering formal training to become guide dogs to help someone in need. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster families in the Lower Mainland for the latest arrivals. You must be home most of the day or obtain permission to take the dog to work with you. You require access to a vehicle for veterinary appointments and training sessions. All food and veterinary expenses are provided. This is a 12 to 18 month commitment:

raising and training the dog in your home, with the expectation for daily long walks in all conditions. When the dog is ready to enter into formal training at the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, you must be prepared to give up the dog, so that it may continue its journey to aid as a guide dog. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Since that time, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided professionally trained guide dogs to more than 700 Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. For more information, contact Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind by e-mail at info@ guidedogs.ca or by phone at 604-270-2432.

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f you love baking — or eating — you can make a life-saving difference for animals in need in your community this month. The BC SPCA is calling on everyone who loves animals and tasty treats to join Canada’s first-ever National Cupcake Day on Feb. 25 in support of homeless, abused and injured animals. Across Canada participants are Paw Prints registering as Cupcake Day Lorie Chortyk “hosts” at www. nationalcupcakeday.ca and baking cupcakes for their friends, families, schools or offices in return for a donation to their local SPCA. It’s an easy and fun way to make a lifechanging difference in the lives of animals that desperately need your help. Once you have registered online, you’ll receive a free National Cupcake Day host kit in the mail that includes a poster, sticker, balloons and a fundraising guide. You’ll also find great cupcake recipes and decorating ideas. Supporting the event are Lori Joyce and Heather White, owners of the wellknown retail chain Cupcakes, and hosts of the W Network’s show The Cupcake Girls. Lori and Heather will be offer-

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• BREED: HUSKY MIX, • SPAYED FEMALE, ADULT Gemma is a 2 year old (est.) friendly, but sometimes shy girl with a lot of energy. Gemma loves to play fetch and would make a great companion for jogging, hiking or long walks in the park. Gemma does have some separation issues and is an escape artist so she will need to be kept inside. Her new family would do best to get a professional trainer to help Gemma become more comfortable when she’s left alone.Gemma needs a home without any cats or small animals as her prey drive is fairly high.

Gino came to us as a feral kitten and has had a hard time getting used to people. He has come leaps and bounds since arriving at the shelter and we have no doubt in a quiet and patient home he will make a great companion. Gino would do best in a home with another cat, perhaps one of his friends from the shelter so he feels safe.

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ent that may not be recognizave you ever come able by the average person, across a recipe with an and in this specific case also ingredient you didn’t maybe suggest a substiturecognize? What did you do then? With tion of North American green beans. the Internet virtually at our Another view is the marketfingertips, the answer is only ing aspect of recipes. A recipe a few clicks away. may sound more gourmet if Did you then go on a wild the title of the recipe contains goose chase or just pass on “bisque” instead of soup, “a the recipe altogether and demiglaze” instead of a gravy, move on to a different one? or even “haricot vert almonI guess it would depend on dine” instead of green beans how obscure the ingredient with almonds. This doesn’t was. excuse, however, that the One of my pet peeves is actual ingredient list or the when I come across a recipe instructions of that doesn’t lend the recipe can’t itself to the averbe easy to underage home chef. I stand. What would understand the be the harm in culinary landscape that? If anything, has changed over it would make the last number the recipe more of years and will approachable continue to do On Cooking and more people so. I also underwould make it, stand the desire Chef Dez and if the recipe for chefs writing were any good these recipes to they would then share it with fill the niche in the market others. Passing the culinary of people wanting to expand success of a chef’s recipe on their culinary horizons. to others is never a bad thing However, even more so, — in fact, one could say it’s I believe that these recipes good marketing. should be meant to inspire I chose to focus on haricot the average home chef by provert in this column because viding descriptions or alternative ingredient suggestions. As it is something that can be easily substituted for. Green a recipe writer myself, I want beans are definitely not as to make sure that my recipes obscure as other ingredients are approachable by people of I have seen such as: sweetall levels of culinary skill. breads (animal glands), foie Before I continue, let me gras (duck or goose liver) or give you an example. I came veal cheeks (self explanatory, across a recipe in a magabut not of the gluteus maxizine recently for a side dish mus variety). with one of the ingredients Let’s get back to basics listed as “haricot vert.” Now and just make recipes and because of my experience as food that tastes good. By this a chef, and since I know a bit I don’t mean that we should of French, I realize that these all be subject to making are green beans. meatloaf, chicken breasts and When I first saw “haricot macaroni and cheese for the vert” listed as an ingredient rest of our lives. I think we years ago I thought, “How should all expand our culinary pompous! Why don’t they just horizons and boundaries withlist these as green beans? Is in our means as, to borrow an it because it sounds fancier, more gourmet perhaps, to list old cliché, variety is the spice of life. I think we, as chefs and them as haricot vert?” recipe creators, should have But the answer is not it in our visions to include that simple: haricot vert are people from all walks of culinFrench green beans. They are ary skills in the process of longer and thinner than their our recipe writing to make it North American counterpart easier for everyone to delve that we are all familiar with. further into the culinary arts. I have never seen haricot Lastly, I feel compelled to vert at my local grocery store mention that this is just my or even at specialty produce opinion, and opinions are markets where I live. I have, like armpits — everybody has however, seen green beans them. Now excuse me as I am that were very thin and long, off to make some “macaroni but still labelled as green au fromage” for my children. beans on the bin. Were these actually green • Chef Dez is a food colbeans or haricot vert in disumnist, culinary instructor guise due to inept personnel in the produce section? I don’t and cookbook author. Visit him at www.chefdez.com. think the problem lies with Send your food or cooking the markets, but with the questions to dez@chefdez. recipe creators. The one writcom or P.O. Box 2674, ing the recipe should include Abbotsford, BC V2T 6R4. an explanation of any ingredi-

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The Noons Creek hatchery is in need of experienced volunteers to teach hatchery operations, water quality testing or environmental monitoring on Saturdays between 9 and 11 a.m. The hatchery is a 100per-cent volunteer-operated salmon hatchery located by the Port Moody Recreation Centre. The Port Moody Ecological Society is also seeking weekday volunteers to help with maintenance and feeding. The society’s annual Fingerling Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the hatchery and within the recreation centre. Organizers expect more than 4,500 people to attend, and 80 environmental exhibitors. For more information on volunteering at the hatchery, visit www.noonscreek.org or call 604-469-9106.

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Adults needed for revolutionary cancer study The BC Cancer Agency is appealing to adults between the ages of 35 and 69 to register for the BC Generations Project before recruitment wraps up this March. The massive long-term health study — which has already attracted close to 29,000 B.C. participants — has the potential to help researchers determine how genetics, environment, and lifestyle contribute to our risk of developing cancer, as well as related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. “If you’ve ever considered joining the BC Generations Project, now is the time to do so,” said Dr. John Spinelli, BC Generations Project principal investigator, in a press release. “By taking a few minutes to join the study online, you can contribute to a healthier future for our province’s children and grandchildren.” With just a small commitment of time, participants can make a lasting contribution to the health of future generations. To join, participants must complete three secure web forms: an informed consent form, a personal information form, and a health and lifestyle questionnaire at www.bcgenerationsproject. ca. Over the next few years, the project will also ask participants

Alzheimer society launches mobile support initiatives

If you can’t go to them, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. will bring a mountain of information to you. The society next month launches a free tele-support and learning group for local caregivers of a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia who is living at home. The eight-session pilot project is designed specifically for area residents who are unable to attend support or education sessions in person due to geography, disability or other reasons, says facilitator Jan Robson. Meetings will be conducted over the phone, on Friday afternoons, beginning on March 15 and running through May 10. The weekly meetings remove a barrier for caregivers who want the benefits of a support group but can’t physically attend one. “Participants will gain increased knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and better communication skills for interacting with the person with dementia,” Robson said in a press release. Other benefits include improved problem-solving and selfcare skills, better knowledge of — and access to — resources, and an expanded support network. Each call will include up to eight family caregivers. Participants only need a standard telephone. They call a toll-free number at the scheduled time and will be able to hear and speak with one another at all times during the meetings, which run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Program hand-outs will be mailed to participants before March 15. For more information and to apply, call Jan Robson at 604742-4935 (toll-free 1-800-667-3742). For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, visit alzheimerbc.org.

Volunteers sought for Red Cross program

The Canadian Red Cross is accepting applications for its next Family Support Program training session. The Family Support Program offers emotional, practical and emergency services to families whose children are staying at the BC Children’s Hospital. Trained volunteers provide support to families and caregivers through daily visits, coffee nights and seasonal buffets. Emergency assistance is also provided to families in need who do not qualify for funding through other programs. “Often I would just talk and listen to people,” said Barbara Hindson, who has been volunteering with the Red Cross Family Support Program for more than 25 years. “Talking may seem like a small thing, but sometimes it’s exactly what’s needed at the time. You realize what a difference your presence can mean to someone when they turn to you and say thank goodness you’re here.” If you would like to make a difference to families whose children are staying at BC Children’s Hospital, please consider volunteering for the Family Support Program. To apply, contact Ginny Wong via e-mail at ginny.wong@redcross.ca or call 604-709-6618. The deadline for applications is March 8.

to provide a blood and urine sample as well as complete additional questionnaires about their lifestyle and environmental exposures. The BC Generations Project is part of the larger Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, which is collecting Canadians’ health information, physical measurements and samples in five regions across the country. “British Columbia is known worldwide as a leader in cancer care and research,” said Minister of Health Margaret MacDiarmid. “Joining the BC Generations Project is a very simple and tangible way for British Columbians to support this work and contribute to new, B.C.-led discoveries in cancer prevention.” In addition to providing baseline information, participants’ health and lifestyle will be tracked for several decades. After recruitment closes on March 31, the BC Generations Project will enter the next phase of the project, which is to complete the collection of data and samples on participants and to begin making this enormous data resource available for approved research projects into cancer and other chronic diseases.

Here are some more facts about the project. • The BC Generations Project is part of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, the largest long-term health study of its kind in Canada. • Five regional study teams in B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada have recruited more than 250,000 Canadian participants. • The main funder of the project is the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, with regional funders contributing additional paid and in-kind support. • More than 28,800 B.C. residents have participated in the BC Generations Project since recruitment began in May 2009. During this time, the project has offered a long-term assessment centre in Vancouver and pop-up assessment centres in eight cities across BC: Kelowna, Prince George, Coquitlam, Victoria, Abbotsford, North Vancouver, Nanaimo and Kamloops. The eight pop-up assessment centres were made possible with funding from the BC Cancer Foundation. The deadline for recruitment is March 31. For more information on the BC Generations Project, log on to www.bcgenerationsproject.ca.

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Even a home that looks neat from the outside may be housing a disorganized mess behind the garage door. Garages are coveted by homeowners across the country, offering a space to park a car and protect it from the elements. But many people do not park a car in their garage, only to find the garage become a home to clutter. Garages tend to become the

official catch-all of a home. When an item cannot be crammed into a hiding space elsewhere, it often ends up dumped into the garage, where it joins the long list of other abandoned items. It can be easy to let garages become a wasteland because everything

put inside a garage is behind a closed door. That mess can quickly build up, and reclaiming your garage requires energy, time, organization and a plan. Organizing a garage will take some time. An entire weekend or two consecutive days may be

necessary, depending on the level of disarray. Taking everything out of the garage and going through the sorting process may take the most time. When sorting, separate any broken items, which can immediately be put at the curb for trash pick-up. Examine things that you have not used in some time. If you haven’t missed it, there’s a good chance that you can discard the item or donate it. Create separate piles for donations and trash. Move the items that will be kept into a separate pile. After all of the trash and donations are removed from the premises, then you can look at what is remaining and begin planning out a more organized storage system. There may be things in the“keep” pile that are simply out of place in the garage and may be better stored elsewhere. Think about which items can be moved to a basement or attic because of their infrequency of use, such as

holiday decorations, suitcases and collectibles. You may prefer to move lawn and garden items out of the garage and into a shed in the backyard.

away from pets. Think about how the garage will appear from the curb when the door is raised and create a design that will be functional and neat.

After completing the sorting process, look at the garage as a blank space and measure out the room that you have. This will provide an empty canvas as a starting off point. To maximize the amount of space you have as a work area or a place to park your car, invest in as many tools as possible to utilize vertical space. Shelving, hooks and cabinetry will take things off of the floor, while storage units with doors can hide items that lack esthetic appeal. Rolling tool caddies and cabinets can keep all tools neat and in organized drawers so you’re never hunting and pecking for a tool again. A cabinet that has a lock and key can be utilized for dangerous chemicals that need to be kept out of the hands of children and

Take the opportunity while the garage is empty to give walls and floors a fresh coat of paint and improve the lighting in the garage. A brighter garage makes for a better work station. For those who can use a little extra help, there are professional garage organization companies that can come in and install custom cabinetry and work surfaces. This is an option if you desire a high-end garage. When putting items back into the garage, label where everything is stored until you become accustomed to the new organization. This way you’ll be able to find everything easily. Organizing a garage can be tedious, but the reward is ultimately worth the effort.. – Metro Creative

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kids learning, we then think lay is not a waste of about the formalized process time. It is, in fact, and in many of our minds how children learn. that starts with preschool. A World Conference on Believe it or not, this is the Early Childhood Care and time of year to be considerEducation underscored the ing preschool. And as you can benefits of play. imagine, I would recommend Scientists have commented that you take a hard look at on the benefits of play. The a preschool that promotes neural pathways in children’s learning through play. brains are influenced through The Parent exploration, thinkParticipation ing skills, problem Preschools are solving and lanfounded on the guage expression principle of learnthat occur during ing through play. play. In fact, the Their well-crafted right to play has programs provide a place in the both free play United Nations Modern Parenting and directed play, Declaration of activities to foster the Rights of the Kathy Lynn creativity, socialChild. ization, critical According thinking and problem solving to the Play Video produced skills. by the Early Childhood In the interest of full disEducation program from closure I want to say that I am Lethbridge Community the Parent Education Advisor College in Alberta, the actual to the Council of Parent definition is not as importParticipation Preschools. ant as the presence of certain I am a great fan of parqualities that characterize play. Elements of play include: ent participation preschools (cpppreschools.bc.ca). When • The play is voluntary and you choose a PPP you are intrinsically motivated joining an organization that • It is freely chosen has been operating in British • The child controls the Columbia for over 60 years. activities Parents have the opportunity • It is pleasurable, spontanof having a say in the admineous and enjoyable istration of the school, of What does this mean? It being with their child at presimply means that children learn best when they are given school for a half day once or twice a month and of attendthe opportunity to manipuing monthly meetings with late, handle and control their other parents that include free play environment. So instead parenting education, along of colouring between the with a brief business meeting. lines, they can colour wherResearch shows that parent ever they wish on the page, involvement is a major factor and if a pink rabbit with three in child success. In my experiheads seems appropriate, let ence parents who start particithem go for it. They can build pating with their children at what they wish with their the preschool or daycare level blocks or decide that their toy continue to do so through eledump truck is an ambulance. mentary and high school. When we talk about our

Preschool is a great place for children — and their parents — to make friends. The children are engaged in a quality program with a qualified teacher. Teachers who choose to teach in a parent participation school bring an appreciation for the role of parents in the school situation. They are not only committed to quality early childhood education; they are committed to partnering with parents to make the experience for all parties the best it

can be. Your involvement in the school will take into account your schedule and abilities. You’ll meet other parents who share many of your values about the importance of quality parenting, learn more about child-raising and work with like-minded people toward joint goals. While the schools are great for the kids, don’t underestimate the value for yourself. Because of your personal

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involvement and connection with the school, you will benefit as well. Parents today are more isolated from each other than ever before. It’s difficult to make friends, to find support and connect with other parents who share your parenting values. We still enjoy close friendships with couples we met during our children’s PPP days. Is that to say that other preschools have no value?

Of course not. You may, for a variety of reasons, decide that another model is best for you and your child. Whatever your choice, what are the considerations when sending your preschooler off to a program? Are they ready? Do they like to spend some time with other children? Can they handle simple structure? Some schools will also want them to be toilet trained. Visit the school and observe the program. Trust your instincts. Does this feel right for you and your child? How does the teacher interact with the kids? Are the children happy, busy and engaged? Does the program offer a variety of experiences including large muscle play, arts and crafts, free play and stories? Are parents welcome to drop in? Talk to other parents who have their children in the school. Find out what they like best and, if that fits with your wishes for your child, go for it. Preschool is a great experience for your children. Do your homework, make the right choice and watch your child grow and develop. • Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker and author. To read more, sign up for her informational newsletter at parentingtoday.ca.

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Events sparkling wine and appies from local favourites. FRIDAY, FEB. 15 Tickets for this 19+ event are $45. Info: www. Glen Pine Community Centre presents a pocoheritage.org. Year of the Snake celebration, featuring variThe Port Moody Arts Centre Society presous cultural dance performances, the Glen Pine ents 2013 Wearable Art Awards event, 7:30 p.m. Mandarin Choir, and more, 1200 Glen Pine Ct., at the City Hall Galleria, 100 Newport Dr. See Coquitlam. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for the unique entries and fashionable inspirations general public and $10 for children under 10. in a moving exhibit. Tickets are $25/adults, Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner $10/youth and available by calling served between 6 and 7 p.m., fol604-931-2008, local 0. Info: www. lowed by entertainment. wearableartawards.com. Port Coquitlam celebrates Spirit events@thenownews.com SUNDAY, FEB. 17 Week with a variety of events. At the Hyde Creek Rec Centre, 1379 The Port Moody Arts Centre Laurier Ave., a Jelly Bean Dance, Society presents 2013 Wearable 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., for kids in Grades 4 to 6. Art Awards ceremony, 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Tickets $8. Between 7 and 10 p.m., Hyde Creek Galleria, 100 Newport Dr. See this year’s unique hosts the Spirit Swim-a-thon. Funds raised entries and fashionable inspirations. Tickets will assist at-risk and marginalized youth with are $25 for adults, $10 for youth and may be the cost of advanced aquatics and lifeguarding purchased by calling 604-931-2008, local 0. Info: courses. At 10:15 to 11:15 p.m. at the PoCo Rec www.wearableartawards.com. Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., the Spirit Youth Skate MONDAY, FEB. 18 event, for teens 13 to 18 years of age. Admission Tri-Cities Parkinson’s Support Group meets and rentals $2; free with YAC card. The Coquitlam Public Library hosts Storytime 10 a.m. to noon, at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Drive, Coquitlam. Info: 604-945-2877. for Babies on Fridays, 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Terry Fox Library presents an info session on City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way. Parents, Memory and Aging, 2 to 3 p.m., 2470 Mary Hill caregivers and babies (under two years old) are Rd., Port Coquitlam. Find out how to maintain invited for songs, rhymes and stories. Info: 604and improve your memory. 554-7334 or www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca.

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The United Way and Dogwood Pavilion present a Tri-Cities Senior Caregivers Support Caregivers information session, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam. This session is for all family caregivers who have concerns or questions. Register by calling Karen at 778-789-1496. This is a free event, with refreshments provided. The PoCo Garden Club presents author Sharon Hanna, 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church Hall, 2211 Prairie Ave. at Shaughnessy in Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-942-3565. The Dogwood Garden Club presents Conway Lum, speaking on Spring Planting, 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam.

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Seeding spots up for grabs in North league

For those still standing, the next few weeks will define their high school season. The Fraser Valley North League’s senior boys basketball playoffs begins its seeding round tonight (Friday) in a series of games at both Terry Fox and Pitt Meadows gymnasiums.

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A handful of challengers emerged from basketball’s version of the TV show Chopped on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals. The Pinetree Timberwolves stopped Riverside 70-55, Centennial knocked out Dr. Charles Best 74-66, and North Surrey eliminated Port Moody in a 56-54 squeaker. On Wednesday the Gleneagle Talons bested North Surrey 56-46, the Heritage Woods Kodiaks clipped Fraser Heights 65-50, Pitt Meadows doubled Centennial 66-33, and the Terry Fox Ravens bested Pinetree 68-53. Now, onto the main course. “It’s going to be a real war zone, as you’d expect,” said Gleneagle coach Tony Scott, in reference to his game tonight against rival Terry Fox. Their semifinal matchup will pit two skilled rosters battling for a spot in Saturday’s 7:45 p.m. North final at Pitt Meadows. “We have to defend and we have to score, and beyond that they out-size us at a number of positions,” noted Fox coach Steve Hanson. Against Pinetree, the Fox offence was led by a trio of shooters, as Nic Hughes, Jomari Reyes and Mike West each contributed 14 points. The T-wolves weren’t able to convert a strong effort in the  CONT. ON PAGE 34, see VALLEY.

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his is the year. That saying and hope has for the previous four seasons went unfulfilled for UBC’s Kaitlin Imai and her teammates. The diminutive forward, an offensive dynamo with the Thunderbirds’ women’s hockey team, however, never gave up hope. Bruised and battle-scarred from last year’s 1-23 mark, yes. But Imai and her teammates who have toiled so long and kept the faith are now being rewarded, and then some. The T-birds enter the playoffs this weekend not only with momentum and home-ice advantage against the University of Manitoba Bisons, but having also carved out the club’s first-ever winning record at 20-8-4. It’s an impressive turnaround that has surprised even the players. “As a fifth-year vet it means so much to be a part of such success this year,” said Imai. “Coming off such an unfortunate one-win season last year, I hadn’t even thought about the potential of hosting a playoff series at home.” The playoff spot, third overall in Canada West, was clinched two weeks ago on UBC’s Seniors Night, when all the graduating veterans and their families were feted with flowers and tributes — and the emotions, Imai admits, were raw. “What an experience,” she reflected. “All week leading up to Seniors Night I tried not to think about the fact that it would be my last regular season game at UBC… Standing with my fellow fifth-year players and seeing my parents walk out onto the ice to honour me made those emotions I had stored away all week come rushing back.” How fitting that it came down to one of the team’s leaders to lock up the playoff berth in dramatic fashion. Tied 2-2 with Manitoba after regulation and overtime, Imai did something she’d never done before — but now will never forget. “In all five years here I have never been a shooter in a shootout. Coach looked up at us and said, ‘OK, who’s feeling hot?’ I raised my Richard Lam/UBC Athletics hand. Immediately I thought ‘Oh no — what did I just do?’ Coquitlam’s Kaitlin Imai is eager to close out her five-year career as a member of the University of B.C. “However, as my turn to shoot approached Thunderbirds women’s hockey team with a strong finish. The squad begins the playoffs this weekend. I knew exactly what I was going to do and was confident on the shot I’d be taking.” of CIS playoffs came in her rookie season, but proved closing chapter. The 22-year-old beat the Bison netminder with a to be a quick two-and-done sweep. “Hockey is a huge part of my identity,” she said. shot to the glove side, sealing the win. To start 2012-13, the T-birds showed plenty “In Grade 7 I chose to really pursue hockey and now At five-feet-three, Imai makes up with heart what of promise, if not some bad luck, in going 7-7-3. hockey is all I know. My parents deserve the most she lacks in size, head coach Graham Thomas said. However, something clicked after the Christmas recognition for the success I have seen in my hockey “As a leader she’s a big part of our turn around,” break, resulting in 10-1-1 run as they head into this career. I can’t even being to explain the role they took said Thomas, in his first year behind the UBC bench. weekend’s playoffs. on in order to provide me with the opportunity to play “Along with the other fifth-year players and captains, She has contributed a career-high 10 goals and hockey at such a high level.” Kaitlin is kind of the heart-and-soul type of player. eight assists over 28 games, besting her seven goals Imai and her teammates will push it to a higher She really cares about the program.” and 10 assists set in her third season. level this weekend when they host the Bisons for During her first two years, the former Team B.C. Imai’s beginning in the sport came as a 10-year-old, a best-of-three series (Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; under-18 member made the adjustment patiently as after a handful of years in ringette. To have such Sunday, 4 p.m. if necessary — all games at Father the club posted identical 8-16 records. Her only taste success in her final year of university is a fantastic David Bauer Arena at UBC).

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must-win game to get past Fox. “It’s all about playing four quarters and we only played two,” remarked Pinetree coach Doug Bell. “Fox got out to a 20-point lead and we kind of clawed back a bit to within eight but that’s as close as we could get.” Getting into the semifinal is a good step, Hanson said of the Ravens. Moving into the final is the next challenge and an important Fraser Valley tour-

nament primer. But it won’t be easy. “I saw Gleneagle’s (quarterfinal) game and they came out energized against North Surrey.” The Talons entered the playoffs after a successful run at a Calgary tournament last week, where they bested Lethbridge Collegiate in the final. That bump has so far served them well, said Scott. “It was a different opponent, a very different style of game — very aggressive, hard-nosed

and physical,” he said of the Alberta tourney. “Against Fox, the first thing is we have to come out and compete. We had a high turnover rate when we played them in league so that’s not going to get you far against [the Ravens].” The semifinals go tonight at 7:45 p.m., with Fox hosting Gleneagle, and Pitt hosting Heritage Woods. The final is slated for 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Pitt Meadows. The Fraser Valley tournament starts Feb. 28 in Surrey.

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Kehler sets new league goals mark Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is out — Port Coquitlam’s Colton Kehler is in. When it comes to the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, there is a new scoring champion, following the Chiefs’ 7-4 victory over the Fraser Valley Hawks on Sunday. Kehler’s tally late in the second period would stand up as the game winner; it was also the five-foot-nine sniper’s 41st of the season, surpassing the current Edmonton Oilers young star’s 40 goals, set in 2008-09 over 36 games. It was also Kehler’s 36th game of the season. “It was pretty special,” said Kehler, 15. “I didn’t even know I had scored until I saw my teammate grab the puck.” It was part of a five-goal outburst for the Chiefs, who erased a 3-2 deficit en route to sweeping the Hawks and improving to 22-10-4 on the season.

The first-year major midget star credits linemates Mathew Barzal and Tim Chow for much of his success this year. Barzal leads the league in scoring with 97 points over 32 games, but missed Sunday’s game due to an injury. “They see the ice so well, if you get in a good spot they’ll find you,” said Kehler. For Chiefs coach Doneau Menard, Kehler’s play this year has been one of the reasons behind the team’s strong push for a top-three spot. “He came out of the gate flying,” said Menard. “Colton’s got a knack for scoring, a shoot-first guy who can also distribute the puck.” For Kehler, a seventh round pick by the Edmonton Oil Kings in last year’s Western Hockey League bantam draft, getting mentioned with Nugent-Hopkins is kind of neat. “It’s pretty special to have my name mentioned up there with (Nugent-Hopkins),” he said.

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Coquitlam hockey fans can keep watching high-quality hockey here at home after the Coquitlam Express and the city announced a five-year lease extension on Thursday. The deal guarantees stability with the club at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex. “The city wants us here and we want to be here,” Express president Darcy Rota said. “Among our eight [ownership] group, we had a desire to get something done. “The Express organization appreciates the support from the City of Coquitlam and our fans as we continue to work at developing hockey players in

reaching their goals in hockey and education and also strive to bring a championship team to Coquitlam.” The Express joined the B.C. Hockey League in 2001 where it stayed until 2005, when it relocated to Burnaby for five season. It returned in 2010. Although the club has enjoyed limited on-ice success during its time in Coquitlam — they currently trail the final playoff spot by three points with seven games left — it has had great results when it comes to promoting hockey players to higher levels. NHL players who played for the Express include Milan

Lucic, Andrew Ladd, David Jones, Brandon Yip and Kyle Turris, while more than 22 graduates have gone on to play at universities and colleges in Canada and the U.S. over the past three seasons. Coquitlam has worked with Tri-Cities charities such as the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation and SHARE Family Services, as well the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association. “The Express provide an opportunity for families to enjoy a high calibre hockey game in a great arena for less than the cost of parking downtown,” said Mayor Richard Stewart.

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Brittany Rogers, Sean Casey and Hodson Harding are all there. Who will be joining them in 2013? The Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2013 Wall of Fame, which honours the achievements of athletes and teams in the community for the past calendar year. The categories for nominees covers the spectrum of athletics: high school, college/university, junior, senior, master, disabled, team and coach. Members of the community are invited to submit nominations for this year’s presentation, which will be held at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) in June on a date to be announced later. Athletes must be Coquitlam residents for the calendar year of 2012, while a coach must be nominated for instructing a Coquitlam-based team during 2012.

Past recipients have gone on to accomplish great things over the past 12 months. Rogers, recognized last year for her determination and achievements that included international success, would represent Canada proudly at the 2012 London Olympics. A speed skater, Casey competed at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea, and last year drew accolades for winning twin golds at the national level. Harding captured the 400-metre dash title at the 2011 Harry Jerome Indoor track meet and is finishing his first year at Rice University on an athletic scholarship. If you know someone deserving of a Wall of Fame award, whose accomplishments represented the best of Coquitlam during 2012, you are invited to nominate them at www. coquitlamshof.com. The deadline for nominations is April 8.

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628

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6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6008-34

For Sale by Owner

6015

6030

Lots & Acreage

Vancouver East Side

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

6020

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $319,900. 604-798-1258 p15.78@hotmail.com

6050

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

6020-01

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

COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, No pets. $740. Feb 1. 604-939-9281.

office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq

6052

Real Estate Investment

www.bcforeclosures.com 3 BR home from $10,600 down $980/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Abbotsford

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

6020-08

Coquitlam

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

$739,900 YORKSTON South area Langley, 1 yr old, 3865 sq ft Cstm design 7 bdrm + 5 bthrm + Legal 2 Bdrm Suite. Call 778-298-8108. See Propertyguys.com ID: 76108

Mission

Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

Recreation Property

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

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

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

Cell: 604 813-8789 GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

CASEY STREET Coquitlam Bachelor & 1 BR Starting at $700 & up.

Call 604.931.6408 LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST Reno’d 1 BR with Loft, near skytrn, NS/NP. Refs req’d. Mar 1. $800. 604-946-7194

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

office: 604- 939-8905

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

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

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

6540

Houses - Rent

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

CALL 604 715-7764

BBY E. Newer 1 BR ste, full bath, $700 incls hydro, Feb 15 or Mar 1, no w/d, N/s, N/p. 604-521-1366

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

BBY EAST 2 BR, nr Highgate mall & skytrain, $1000 incls utils, no w/d, Mar 1. n/s, n/p, 604-767-6968

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

BBY GEORGIA St, 2 BR bsmt ste, no W/D. $800 incls hydro. Avl Mar 1. NS/NP. 604-454-0058

Bayside Properties Services

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768 550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.

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

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

1-888-495-7106

whitgift@concertproperties.com

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

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

6020-34

Duplexes - Rent

BBY Canada Way/Royal Oak. 2 BR gr lev, avail now. $800 incls hydro. NS/NP. 778-847-3525

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

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

6515

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

BONSOR APTS

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartments Available March 1

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

COQ, MUNDY PARK, Lrg Clean 3 BR duplex, Avail Mar 1, 2 car prkg, 5 appls, N/S, N/P, $1350 incls utils, Refs. 604-291-2090

415 Westview St, Coq

6605

6602

BBY IMPERIAL & KINGSWAY, Lrg 2 BR g/l ste, pri entry, 1500sf, full kitch, 1.5 baths, own w/d. Near Metrotown & skytrain. Avail Immed. N/P & N/S. 604-436-2970

BBY N., 2 BR, 1 f/bth, w/d, f/p, cls to 8 Rinks, bus, N/s, N/s, $1,000 incl util, avl now, 604-298-0634

BBY N., 3 BR, 2 f/bths, w/d, 1 blk to Holdom Skytrn, $1600 incl util, Mar 1, N/s, N/p. 604-298-0634

COQ. BURKE MTN, 1 BR bsmt, 6 appls, $875/mo incls utils & net, NS/NP. Avail now. 604-474-3709 COQ CAPE HORN, Lrg Reno’d 2 BR, w/d, $1100 incls utils, cbl & alrm. Mar 1. small pets neg. nr bus & ammens, n/s, 604-880-7237 COQ CENTRAL, 3 BR, 2 bath Upper with view!, Priv 1500sf, lrg rms, huge cov, view deck, w/d, alrm. $1450 + 2/3 utls. N/S. Small pet ok, Mar 1. 604-299-5435

NEW 2BDRM suite, Lougheed Mall, stove, fridge, alarm, parking, priv entry, heat, hot water. No Pets. $1,000 Monthly. email: bedard1@hotmail.com Grnd lvl 1 bdrm new ,lndry htd tile flrs, 5 ss app, full Telus net pkg, hw/gas, tub/shwr, close to shop/trans, now/Mar1 $1100 604-999-3227 604-937-5737 NEWPORT VILLAGE, Pt Moody, 1400 sq ft, 3 BR upper level, 1 ½ baths, hardwd flrs, N/s, N/p, Mar 1, $1550/mo, refs. 604-725-4133 PORT MOODY, Newport, 3 BR mn flr, inste W/D, gas f/p. N/S, N/P. Immed. $1130. 604-461-4712 Coquitlam

2510 Haversley Avenue

Immaculate 3 BR, 2 baths, upper floor. Quiet absentee owner lives down. $1550. Lease and excellent references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

New Westminster

319 Howes Street

Brand new ground level 1 BR & Den ste in Queensborough. 5 appliances. Huge park like back yard. Owners live up. $875 includes utils. Lease and perfect references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

New Westminster Brand New ground level 1 BR suite. Close to Queens Park. Quiet owners live up. $1000 includes all utilities, even internet & cable. N/S, No pets. Lease and perfect references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

BBY S bright 1 BR g/lvl ste full bath, nr Metro Twn, ns, np. Imed. $690 incls utils. 778-323-4558

6605

COQ 2 BR townhouse, quiet family complex, no pets. $965. 604-942-2277

BBY SFU, 2 BR bsmt ste, 1200sf, f/bath, bright & clean, share washer, prkg, Suits 2. $850 + 50% utils. NS/NP. 604-421-1196

COQ 2 BR twnhse, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, near amens, No pets. $970. 604-939-9281.

BBY UPPER Dup ste 3 BR, 1.5 bath, lrg balcony, f/p, W/D. $1250 + 1/2 hydro. Now. 604-299-8799

NEW WEST 3 BR, River view, avail March 1. $1332. For details www.queens-ave-coop.ca

COQ WESTWOOD Plat 2 BR bsmt, 4 appl, nr bus, ns/np. $880 + 1/3 util. Now. 604-306-6136

PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse $870, quiet family complex, no pets. 604-464-0034

Townhouses - Rent

U $50 P TO 0 IN BO MOVE NUS

Surrey

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.

Townhouses Rent

BBY S. Lrg 1 BR & Den, 950sf, gr lev, own W/D, sep kitch. $875 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-526-7335

GREAT 1988 SQ FT, 3 Bdrm 3-level split Carluke Cres Surrey. Upgraded Kitchen w/ SS appliances – Only $540,000 Phone 604-597-7799. PropertyGuys.com ID:76799

6020-38

Suites/Partial Houses

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

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

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.

office: 604- 936-1225

Co-ops

JUNIPER COURT

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

6510

BBY SOUTH Remodelled 3 BR, 2 baths upper duplex, 5 appls, f/p, cls to BCIT & bus, 604-438-8021

WHITGIFT GARDENS

604 - 941 - 7721

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692

THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

BBY 1 BR clean, safe, secure Loughd skytrain, appls, prkg, gym/ sauna, $875. Mar 1. 604-570-0556

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

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

CULTUS LAKE View Home 3 BDRM 2bath 604-824-3667 $394,900. propertyguys.com

COQ HOWIE Ave, 1 BR $775 & 1 BR & Den $825. Includes heat. Av now. PET OK. 604-626-6501

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

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-20

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

Apt/Condos

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

ONE OF A KIND HOME in Coquitlam, 3600sf, $150k in renos, Mortgage helper, $799,900. Call 604-768-8879 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

6508

AMBER ROCHESTOR

6065

For Sale by Owner

Out Of Town Property

Houses - Sale

6020-02

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. OPEN HOUSE Sun Feb 17, 2-4pm Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

RENTALS 1 & 2 BR APT, $715 & $815, Port Coquitlam, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

Coquitlam

3 BR 2 bath twnhse Mariner/ Austin, backs forest, quiet, very priv, view, lam flrs, f/p, newer appls. $365,000 604-771-9136

6015

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HOME SERVICES 8010

Alarm/Security

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

8160

Lawn & Garden

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

ALARM

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

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8015

Appliance Repairs

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344

Gutters

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

Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yd clean-up. Free Est, Work Safe BC Ins 604-710-9670

8185

Moving & Storage

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES

8055

Cleaning

DEDICATED LADY AVAILABLE for House Cleaning. Windows & Oven cleaning at no extra charge. I supply and use enviro friendly cleaning products. FREE Fridays for elderly/disabled living on low income. Regular rate $20/hr. (min 2 hours). Excellent References. Bonded & Insured. 778-317-0733

8060

STAMPED CONCRETE

* Patios, Pool Decks *Sidewalks, Driveways *Forming *Finishing *Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs 30 yrs. exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured

Danny 604.307.7722

crossroadsstampedconcrete.com

Contracting

EUROPE RENOVATION Complete home renovation & new construction. Quality workmanship. Visit: europerenovation.com Call: 778-233-5726

8080

Electrical

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8105

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842 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 Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

www.affordablemoversbc.com

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Magic Star Painting

Winter Specials $ 3 ROOMS 299 (Walls Only)

Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

604-727-0043

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

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

942-5394

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

8220

Plumbing

www.jimsmowing.ca

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, Garden, Tree svcs. Pruning, Yard Clean-up, Junk. 319-5302

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

604-537-4140

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

Concrete

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

8065

Seniors Discount

**THE GUTTER DOCTOR!** We clean/repair gutters & fix fascia, soffit. 10,000 happy customers! 778-881-4647 info@gutterdoctor.ca

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

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

Planning on RENOVATING? Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today! To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

Renovations & Home Improvement

Custom Woodworking Cabinet Making & Design KITCHENS, BUILT-INS, BATHROOMS, ALL CUSTOM. Book in Feb. We Pay the HST. 25 years in Business. 604-937-0253

9110

Collectibles & Classics

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

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

Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

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

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

Roofing

A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

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

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau like new loaded. Consider trade $6000. 604-534-2997

8240

8309

1990 LX H/B, 5L, 5 spd, newer trans, clutch & newer parts, CD stereo. $2,000. 175k 604-230-6832

ALL TILING Kitchen • Bathroom • Flooring MIKE ★ 604-999-1562 ★ Joseph’s Quality Tiles Inc.★ Tile Installation & Supplies. Joe 604-518-0068 or 604-719-2212

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

PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, 20 Yrs Exp. Santo 778-235-1772

8315

$ BEST RATES $

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9110

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: sjscot@shaw.ca 604-794-3428

9129

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

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

2006 FORD ranger FX4, 98K, a/c, new brakes, never off road, $10,995 obo, 604-722-2470

9160

2012 VW Jetta, 27,000kms, 5 cyl, 6 spd auto, no accid, like new. By owner. $20,500. 604-461-5851

Utility Trailers

STEEL UTILITY trailer, 4ft x 6ft $400 obo 604-467-9824

9173

Vans

Sports & Imports 1993 VW EUROVAN. 2nd owner, 7 passenger/bed. Very clean, $3500. 604-945-0376

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

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

9515

Boats

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

Luxury Cars

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

2001 Honda Prelude 200,400 kms, Auto, sunroof, Clifford alarm, auto start. All records avail. $6400. 604-992-5274 24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email samishlake@shaw.ca

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

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

1969 Mariner Ski Boat, 4 cyl in-board consider trade for sport utility atv $4,100. 778 808-7250

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.chrisdalehomes.com

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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

Tree Services

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

Bill 604-298-1222

THE SCRAPPER

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

Tiling

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983

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

9172

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

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

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

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items incl’d. Jim, 604-936-8583

Sports & Imports

2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 111,121kms Economical original $39,830. 778-837-1900, $9,695

Domestic

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

Rubbish Removal

9160

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

2H

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721

8255

Scrap Car Removal

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

8250

9145

A39

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

HOME ADVANTAGE

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

PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119

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

8240

AUTOMOTIVE

HOFFMAN HOLDING LTD.

1 to 3 Men

8125

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2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2001 Toyota Celica 604-6906235 Power win/brakes/steering, new tires/brakes/battery $7,950.

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

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

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,500. 604-591-8566

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

2006 NISSAN Ultima, 4dr, 2.5, light green/beige inter, no accident, $6200 obo, 604-219-4156

COZY, NICELY decorated, fully equip, 79 Ford M/H, low kms & hi way usage, $6,500. 778-737-3890


A40

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

Friday, February 15, 2013

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE • • • •

3 0 D AY / 2 0 0 0 K M E X C H A N G E P O L I C Y * 129 POINT MECHANICAL & SAFETY INSPECTION CHECK N O C H A R G E 6 M O N T H WA R R A N T Y FULL DISCLOSURE • CARPROOF PROVIDED

2012 Ford Focus SE

MSRP $29,140 DISCOUNT $6,152

$22,988

# 1209878

$13,888 2011 Ford Escape XLT Sync

2012 Ford Focus 5 Door Titanium

2012 Ford Transit Connect XLT

2012 Ford Escape XLT Sync/Conv Group

# 1204439

2012 Ford Fusion AWD Sport, leather/roof

$23,995

$20,888

$18,680

NEW/DEMO CLEAROUT 3505 NEW FORD MUSTANG ROUSH 5XR MSRP $66,995 DISCOUNT $18,355 NOW $48,640 3530 NEW FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE MSRP $47,299 DISCOUNT $10,311 NOW $39,998 4208 NEW FORD E150 VAN MSRP $36,239 DISCOUNT $7,259 NOW $28,980 4210 NEW FORD E250 VAN EXTENDED MSRP $37,659 DISCOUNT $7,671 NOW $29,988 6201 NEW FORD F250 SUPERCAB MSRP $41,199 DISCOUNT $12,204 NOW $28,995 6301 NEW FORD F250 XLT 4X4 CREW CAB MSRP $66,339 DISCOUNT $16,459 NOW $49,880 8014 NEW DEMO FORD F350 LARIAT 4X4 CREW CAB MSRP $77,959 DISCOUNT $18,969 NOW $58,990 3637 NEW DEMO FORD FUSION SEL FWD MSRP $31,149 DISCOUNT $11,154 NOW $19,995 3641 NEW DEMO FORD FUSION SE MSRP $26,849 DISCOUNT $8,861 NOW $17,988 4000 NEW DEMO FORD FLEX TITANIUM AWD MSRP $55,399 DISCOUNT $12,411 NOW $42,988 4902 NEW DEMO FORD EDGE SE MSRP $29,599 DISCOUNT $4,611 NOW $27,988 3820A NEW DEMO FORD FIESTA SEL SEDAN MSRP $22,599 DISCOUNT $6,711 NOW $15,888 3803A NEW DEMO FORD FIESTA SE HATCHBACK MSRP $18,249 DISCOUNT $5,250 NOW $12,999

2012 Ford F150 4WD Crew Cab XLT

# 1209886

# 1219874

# 1189873

$17,488

# 124112

Ecoboost

# 1201868

$30,988

2012 Nissan Sentra

2011 Jeep Liberty 4WD Sport

2007 F150 4WD CrewCab Harley Davidson

2010 F150 4WD CrewCab Lariat

# 1291858

# 1191924

# 276511XX

# 103411x

2012 Mazda3 GS

2011 Jeep Patriot 4WD

2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab SLT

2012 Tacoma 4WD Double Cab

Well equipped

$13,956 Sunroof

$20,580 North Edition

leather/roof

$24,888

$31,988 TRD/leather

20” rims/Hemi

# 1199869

# 1199894

# 1251920

# 122026x

2011 Ford Fiesta SES

2011 Ford Edge Limited

2012 Silverado 1500 4WD CrewCab LT

2011 F350 4WD CrewCab Diesel

# 1101846

# 1111640

# 1231919

# 1119884

2011 Kia Soul

2011 Explorer 4WD

2009 F150 4WD CrewCab Platinum

2011 F150 4WD CrewCab

$15,488 Loaded

$13,888 Well equipped

$20,988 Loaded

$27,988 Well equipped

$28,488

$33,988

Well equipped

$28,888

XLT FX4 Well equipped

$36,888

Loaded

Platinum/loaded

# 1124494

# 1119476

# 296436x

# 1111695

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour AWD

Loaded

2010 Navigator 4WD

2011 F250 4WD CrewCab

2012 F350 4WD CrewCab Diesel

# 102927x

# 1019674

# 1111910

# 128004x

$15,888

$31,888

Loaded

$25,388

$29,888

$37,988

XLT/Well equipped

$38,833

Lariat Dually

$31,488

$49,995

Sale ends Monday, February 18/2013. *30 day exchange on used only, covers unrepairable mechanical problems. All prices plus $499 dealer doc charge.**2012 Ford Transit 182 payments, plus applicable taxes, apr 5.99. OAC, Total paid $27,664

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