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Port Coquitlam now has bragging rights over Vancouver — at least according to one survey. The Tri-Cities city beat out Vancouver and almost every other municipality in the province on MoneySense magazine’s annual rankings of Canada’s Best Places to Live. The hometown of Terry Fox finished 33rd overall on the list, 23 places higher than Coquitlam and 19 spots ahead of Vancouver. In total, 200 cities were on the list. Only North Vancouver finished higher than PoCo in B.C., ranking at 21. PoCo Mayor Greg Moore said he was pleased with the recognition. “Everybody that lives in Port Coquitlam knows that we’re the best place to live, so when a third party validates what we work hard towards … it’s the validation that we’re working on,” he told The NOW. According to the magazine’s website, this year the rankings used 33 categories to “get an even better picture of what life is like in each community.” Categories include average house price, days with rain, household income and the percentage of people with a  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see PORT.

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Residents are raising concerns over noise, litter and a lack of parking as new developments reshape Burquitlam ahead of the SkyTrain’s arrival.

Growing pains in Burquitlam Residents express concerns as Coquitlam council approves another project in the area John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com

Change can sometimes be difficult to deal with — just ask the residents of Burquitlam. Gone are the days of single-family homes dominating the area, and a proliferation of recent development in one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods has some residents worried. That rapid rate of the neighbourhood’s conversion, along with the social impacts of construction — noise, litter and decreased parking — was the subject of a lengthy debate

at City Hall Monday. At the heart of the discussion was a rezoning application that will see two single-family homes and a duplex converted into a 71-unit apartment building on Regan Avenue. Second and third readings of the application were approved, but not before area residents made their feelings known during the evening’s public hearing. Some cited specific concerns about the proposal — a loss of views, for example — but the overwhelming response was that change is happening too quickly throughout the neighbourhood. “We are a small community — we’re

very small,” said Ducklow Street resident Marilyn Black. “We have duplexes and single-family dwellings and we’re going through a huge transition here. It is very difficult on us.” “It’s a mess,” added another resident who lives on Regan Avenue. Noise, a lack of parking and ongoing problems with tradespeople were a common refrain from those in attendance. Virtually every councillor conceded those points. “We’re a growing city and the biggest complaint we get about development isn’t so much the development itself, it’s about the impacts that are created by those developments,” said

Coun. Brent Asmundson. A quick glimpse of the area near the Regan Avenue site reflects wide-spread change: just metres down the road, the former Safeway site is a barren lot. One block to the north reveals a series of new apartment and townhouse complexes on Como Lake Avenue. A new development is being built just a few blocks to the south on Langside Avenue as well, and that building has been cited by NOW readers and council as being problematic. “The impact of construction is a real concern,” said Coun. Craig Hodge. “I  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see CITY.

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t wasn’t much past eight o’clock in the morning Wednesday when Shirley and Peter Howard opened their blinds, only to see smoke. There was so much haze that it enveloped the entire backyard of the Coquitlam couple’s Cottonwood Avenue home. They immediately called 911. Within a few minutes, Coquitlam To see video from Fire & Rescue the scene, crews download the free were on Layar app to your scene battling smartphone and a blaze scan this page or two doors visit youtube.com/ down in the 600 thecoquitlamnow block of Cottonwood. “It’s not a very nice thing to wake up to,” Shirley told The NOW, from the doorstep of her home Wednesday. By the time crews arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the basement. Firefighters were also met by two occupants, one of whom was taken to hospital with burns to his face. The fire was quickly extinguished, while several works of art were recovered from the upstairs portion of the home. Fire chief Tony Delmonico said late Wednesday the home suffered about $100,000 worth of damage. The

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Coquitlam Deputy Fire Chief Greg Mayberry speaks to reporters after a blaze at a home on Cottonwood Avenue. To see more photos of the scene, visit www.thenownews.com. home next door was also affected, and suffered minor damage. It’s expected residents on both floors of the home will be displaced for at least a couple of weeks. “At this point it’s deemed suspicious,” said Delmonico, who ruled out the presence of a marijuana grow-op or drug lab. “We’ve been interviewing the ten-

ants downstairs but we haven’t been able to determine exactly what it is.” Both fire officials and RCMP were on scene for much of Wednesday morning. According to the Howards, the owner of the burned-out home is an elderly woman, who has lived at the address for years with her husband. They said her husband is in Hong Kong, while the basement was being

rented out. The couple said they’ve known the people living in the home for years and they have never been a problem. As for the home, Coquitlam Deputy Fire Chief Greg Mayberry said it suffered extensive fire damage in the basement and smoke damage to the upper floors. — with a file from John Kurucz

MPs square off on federal budget Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com If last year’s federal budget was meant to be a major shock to the system for Canadians, the 2013 version may feel more like a pinch. On Thursday, the federal finance minister released a budget that has been deemed modest compared to the previous year’s. The budget highlights includes $900 million in new spending and no new tax cuts, and the creation of a new 10year, $14-billion infrastructure fund for municipalities starting in 2014.

MPs James Moore, left, and Fin Donnelly. The federal government also said it is still on track to balance the budget by 2015. Port Moody-Westwood-Port

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Coquitlam MP James Moore said the budget will benefit the Tri-Cities by providing stable funding for health-care

and infrastructure projects. “Some of the short-term projects that got a lot of money in the past that were really great for the Tri-Cities, those are still on the table, but we now have 10 years of funding so the municipalities and provinces can partner with us on longer term projects that will need to be built over the coming years,” he told The NOW. Moore suggested Canada is “doing quite well” compared to other G7 countries, noting the country has the best job numbers and lowest debt-toGDP ratio. He also noted the difficult cuts in the budget were front

loaded in 2012, but are still being phased in over the next few years. “We were elected saying we wanted a steady, stable majority federal government that would focus on the economy, and this budget is a reflection of that,” he said. He blasted the Opposition NDP, suggesting it wanted to spend more money on “everything.” In last year’s budget, the federal government announced $5.2 billion in spending cuts over three years, and slashed 19,200 federal positions.  CONT. ON PAGE 5, see MP.

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appreciate what the residents have gone through. I think they’ve been generally very patient at a time when they’re seeing a lot of change.” The Regan Avenue development is walking distance from a soon-to-be developed Evergreen Line station, and that point was continually touched on in justifying redevelopment “If necessary, we’ll in the shut the site down. area. We can’t allow these “This kinds of impacts.” neighbourhood is going to change,” Richard Stewart said Coquitlam Mayor Mayor Richard Stewart. “It is near a transit station and near transit stations we have to, I think, responsibly develop and put in density so that we put as many people next to the station and mitigate traffic challenges across this region. “We have to do that.” City planners did note that bylaw

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Some residents are concerned about increased litter in Burquitlam. enforcement officers are closely monitoring the area to ensure construction schedules and parking regulations are being adhered to. Council, however, wanted that monitoring process ratcheted up, with Stewart suggesting a bylaw officer be designated to the area on a full-time basis.

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“If necessary, we’ll shut the site down,” he said. “We can’t allow these kinds of impacts.” Ultimately, the Regan Avenue development proposal is likely to come back to council for the final approvals necessary to break ground within the next two to five months. twitter.com/johnkurucz

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new car. Moore suggested some of the reasons PoCo placed so high on the list were the combination of quality of life — like recreational opportunities — and affordability. The average house price in PoCo was listed at $410,000, compared to $882,000 in Vancouver and $1.4 million in West Vancouver, which finished four spots back in 37th place. The mayor wasn’t quite ready to rub the ranking in Vancouver’s face, suggesting the results next year could go the other way. However, Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth did take a jab at the big city, posting this tweet Wednesday: “Does it get any better? Port Coquitlam beats out Vancouver in livable city rankings, those of us in PoCo knew it all along.” Oddly, Port Moody was left

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30 vehicle break-ins on Westwood Plateau Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com It wasn’t the best start to the morning for more than a dozen motorists living in the Westwood Plateau area. On Wednesday, Coquitlam Mounties reported 30 vehicle break-ins in the neighbourhood, all happening sometime overnight. In most cases, car windows were smashed and in some cases thieves made off with items like wallets. The rash of thefts from vehicles has the RCMP making a concerted effort to find the suspects, including using

the force’s prolific target team. “This is quite a bit, especially since this all happened overnight,” RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung told The NOW. Investigators have no suspects or witnesses to the incidents, but police are reminding residents to call if they see anything suspicious. “I can’t stress this enough: if you see something, call us,” Chung said. Police are also reminding residents to leave nothing in their vehicles and park in a safe place. The detachment sent out this tweet regarding the incidents Wednesday: “cqrcmp

#CompStat: 30 theft fr auto incidents reported overnight. Call 911 if you see something susp.” This is the second time in a month Coquitlam RCMP have reminded the public about vehicle break-ins. At the end of February, police dealt with 20 theftsfrom-car files in a 24-hour period. Thieves made off with everything from laptops to cat food, but in those incidents the locations were spread throughout PoCo and Coquitlam. Chung said it’s too early to tell if the two sprees are related. He also noted the number

of thefts from autos has been stable over the first three months of 2013. Police have once again offered several theft prevention tips to vehicle owners: • Lock your vehicle and put valuables out of sight, preferably in the trunk, or bring them into the house at night. • Don’t leave your garage opener and vehicle registration in your vehicle. If thieves take those two items, they will probably break into your home. • Thieves will break into any vehicle if they think there is something of value inside. Thieves know that briefcases or backpacks may contain

Man suspected of crime spree Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com It’s another success story for the Coquitlam RCMP’s prolific target team (PTT). On Tuesday, the team picked up a Vancouver man alleged to be involved in a crime spree over a two-week period. Police allege the spree began in February when Matthew Robert Lazarowich

broke in to a house in Surrey and got away with a large amount of valuables. Police allege he was then involved in a number of identity thefts, property crimes and other frauds around the Lower Mainland, including in Coquitlam. Though Mounties wouldn’t say exactly how they caught up with Lazarowich, RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung noted he had a gun on him at the time of his arrest.

“That shows fraud is not just some ‘white-collar’ crime,” Chung said in a statement. “It also means criminals who commit frauds are likely involved in other violent crimes and chances are they are carrying deadly weapons.” Lazarowich is now facing 16 counts of criminal charges including firearm and weapon related charges, assaulting a police officer, break and enter and possession of stolen

property. Last month, the PTT arrested another prolific offender for allegedly breaking into a sporting goods store in Port Coquitlam. Tyson Hayden Wagner, 36, is facing nine charges, including break and enter, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, possession of stolen property and breach of a probation order condition.

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to correct cuts to health care, pensions and employment insurance. Though Donnelly did credit the Conservatives for what he called small investments, he said the budget continues to attack fisheries, environmental protection and the Coast Guard. “We’re still reeling from the significant slashes and cuts to departments across

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More questions for BC Hydro Re: “Hydro responds,” letter to the editor, Friday, March 15. BC Hydro continues to mislead in every article, meeting and letter. Hydro says the meters meet rigorous safety standards, that they are regulated by Measurement Canada. They didn’t tell you that Measurement Canada is not responsible for ensuring safety, only accuracy of billing data. The meters are made in China, assembled in the U.S. To The and are supposed to meet FCC standards, but, according to engineers in the U.S., they fall short. These meters are exempt from being CSA or UL approved because under BC Safety Standards, Hydro equipment does not have to be certified. But these meters are different from transformers or other devices Hydro uses. These are on our homes. Hydro next says that the installers receive rigorous training. Do they consider 10 days enough to do a job normally done only by a fully trained and qualified electrician? I don’t. And neither do many of the installers who have said privately that they are nervous about the job they are doing. Many people have

seen installers pound a meter into the base — which according to electricians can result in damaged prongs, leading to arcing and fires. Next, they say the collectors are never mounted on homes. Change the name — relay transmitters? Are they on homes? Elsewhere ITRON uses special meters on homes where the line of sight to collectors is difficult. These relay meters collect data from up to 1,000 homes, and transmit and receive Editor data between homes and the collector. We’ve asked for information about this relay meter, but it has not been provided. As for transmissions, Hydro speaks about the four to six signals a day that carry data. What about the tens of thousands of signals needed to keep the mesh grid active? These signals are ignored by Hydro even though they emit radiation all day every day. Questions for Hydro: Why are bills so high after installation? Why are people getting inflated bills when they refuse a smart meter? Why can’t we get information about fires and damaged appliances? Sharon Noble Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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here’s been a lot of handwringing recently as many 30-somethings and 40-somethings try to squeeze themselves into an ever-more expensive housing market. The housing market in Metro Vancouver may not have “corrected” itself and, indeed, may never correct itself and younger folks may feel they will never own a single-family residence like their parents did. Yes, there are townhomes in Chilliwack that are still affordable, but it’s a long commute into the Metro zone, and that just doesn’t fit the dream scenario. But if young folks find that scenario depressing, consider this: if you manage to live long enough to be considered a senior, there might not even be enough social housing for you. According to a just-released report from the United Way and the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia, the number of seniors and people with disabilities waiting to get into social housing in Metro Vancouver has jumped by nearly 50 per cent in three years. There are now 4,549 households on the social housing waiting lists in Metro. Finding affordable housing as a senior on a fixed income is like winning a lottery. Many seniors are only pulling in $1,200 per month on government pensions. Even if one is lucky enough to find a rental suite for $800 a month that doesn’t leave much for food, clothing, medicine etc. So what will the world of housing look like when the current 30 and 40-somethings have finally paid off their Chilliwack townhomes and hope to sell them and retire in Salmon Arm? Will they be able to afford to rent a basement suite in Salmon Arm? Will grandchildren sit at their feet and listen to tales, of “when I was your age, we had to commute two hours just so your dad could have his own bedroom.” Or will there, by that time, be attractive affordable multi-generational and multi-income level communities thriving in the Lower Mainland? We’re rooting for the latter — but, alas we suspect someone will be writing an editorial similar to this one in some virtual future iPaper instead.

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fathers and mothers who are blissfully unaware that redicting the future of a broad topic has always their children could very well be posting pictures been a gamble for us non-psychics. of themselves half naked with severed frog tongues Even if doing so is important, it’s a very tricky dangling between their teeth. job and people will laugh at you and denounce you But would the intangible patch accommodate this on a molecular level if you’re way off. much digital obliviousness? So call me a reckless, risk-addicted fool if you Not in my vision of it. must, but I’ve found something I feel is worth the What becomes of the offspring who risk of prophesizing. still want to excrete their eerily bizarre Yeah, you guessed it, it’s the Internet. or overtly distasteful essence upon social More specifically, I’m referring to networking websites, but can’t because that intangible patch of time when the their folks keep a watchful eye on their first generation of kids to grow up with accounts? today’s concept of the Internet become My friends, there are places on the parents. Internet where people may revel in these Now, obviously, that point is a long traits. They are the various homes of way away; a lot of changes can and will My Generation anonymous, a hive-mind entity whose be made to the World Wide Web that I members speak truth or lie without fear can’t foresee. Kevin Funk of their real identities being disclosed. But I do foresee Facebook, or someWherever personal information is not thing like it. required on the Internet, anon is there. Many of the people who started using the website So, if the websites that do need names receive at a young age will have kids of their own by that amplified scrutiny from parents (and perhaps society time. So is it fair to assume that, because of the in general), it seems only logical to me that a great vast number of parents who are knowledgeable of deal of young people would be drawn to anonymity. Facebook, there will be less young people who are I regularly post content online as anonymous, able to abuse it and other social media outlets? Right now there are thousands, maybe millions, of and I can say with certainty that doing so supports

a sense of free speech that is unmatched by any site where people know it’s you who is posting (especially if that includes your parents). It’s not because I can give an offensive or unpopular opinion on something without any real persecution, but because the person reading or seeing what I’ve put out there isn’t going to judge it based on me, or me on it (unless, of course, I want them to). They simply consider my message, and react how they will. And that’s all I want from them. I suppose some of you are wondering why I chose to make such vague predictions on this subject. Well, the Internet is at a very crucial stage in its development. Despite its importance to the future of humanity, there are too many people who simply don’t know enough about it to make an informed opinion on how they think it should work. So for the sake of humanity, keep wondering and learning about this great cyber-beast whose mouth drips with knowledge. Who can tell when its presence will become endangered? Kevin Funk is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary School.


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Mayor responds to pool concerns Re: “Don’t close outdoor pools,” letter to the editor, Friday, March 8. Dear Ms. Fretwell, Thank you for taking the time to respond to the letter you received from the city regarding the future planning of our outdoor pools and I am pleased to hear that you have moved back “home!” Having grown up in the Lincoln Park area, I understand how Sun Valley Park/Pool has impacted our city over the years. As a growing community, we are continually faced with the challenge of increased demands on our public services, facilities and programs. With that said, I know council and staff are dedicated to not losing sight of the amenities that make Port Coquitlam a desirable place to live. As you are aware, the city commissioned a review (prepared by Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants) of our outdoor aquatic infrastructure and services due to the age of the facilities. They identified that many of our outdoor facilities are beyond their functional life span. The goal of this draft review was to develop a guide for the city to use over the next 10 to 15 years for future capital budget purposes. Prior to considering the draft

review, council directed the consultants to meet with the community and major stakeholders to receive their comments and obtain input on the recommendations. Your feedback and comments are important information. On March 5 an open house was held to gather community feedback to assist in producing an adjusted draft review. To ensure your comments have been received, I have forwarded your e-mail to the consultants. It is important to highlight that the review has remained To The in a draft status during the entire public input process to ensure transparency and engagement. As well, during this process and time, the draft review’s content/ recommendations are the opinion of PERC until they are formally brought forward to council in April. Once again, I would like to thank you for taking the time to respond with your concerns regarding the future direction of our outdoor pools. Should you have any further questions and/or comments, I encourage you to contact Glenn Mitzel, area recreation manager at 604-927-5183 or mitzelg@portcoquitlam.ca. Greg Moore Mayor of Port Coquitlam

Pesticide bill doesn’t go far enough On Feb. 20, the B.C. government introduced a bill requiring everyone using pesticides on lawns and gardens to be licensed. The practical implication is that professional pesticide applicators will be able to spray weed-killers and insecticides on private residential property with impunity. The government suggests its proposed legislation will enhance public safety. We don’t agree. The government seems to believe that Editor if poisons are used by licensed personnel they are acceptable. This is nonsense. Pesticides pose very significant health risks for people and the environment no matter who sprays them. Poisons don’t become benign just because those using them have been instructed in their use. Scientific research shows that people exposed to pesticides are at greater risk for brain cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and pancreatic cancer. The science also shows that pesticide use is linked to neurological diseases. Children exposed to these chemicals are more likely to contract leukemia or asthma. Women exposed to high levels of pesticides during pregnancy are more likely to have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and

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reduced IQ. The Ministry of Environment says its new bill will “ensure cosmetic pesticides are being used safely and responsibly.” Pesticides cannot be made safe. They are designed to kill; that’s what their “-cide” suffix is all about. The only way to protect British Columbians is to reduce synthetic lawn pesticide usage to zero. But Bill 8 won’t do this. And it makes no mention of a future phase-out. On the contrary, it sets out conditions (namely licensing) that will allow companies to spray these chemicals in perpetuity. Is it practical to ban lawn-pesticide use by all parties? Ontario certainly thinks so. It has had a comprehensive prohibition in this area since 2009 and the law is working extremely well. Retailers are now selling non-toxic products and lawn-care firms are making good money offering pesticide-free services. Some are even creating new jobs because organic landscaping is more labour-intensive than its chemical counterpart. If we want to protect our kids, not to mention our lakes, drinking water, and beloved family pets, we need to listen to our health professionals. And the latter are saying with one firm and credible voice: Ban the use and sale of lawn pesticides across B.C. Gideon Forman Executive Director Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

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City to expand pay parking

The changes on Pinetree Way will affect the amount of jkurucz@thenownews.com time people can park in that area. Parking is currently More pay parking is coming allowed in both two-hour and 15-minute increments, while to Coquitlam’s Town Centre. A city staff recommendation staff are recommending fourdiscussed Monday calls for the hour increments be added. Dan Mooney, the city’s expansion of pay parking near manager of the Evergreen roads and Cultural operCentre, Town “I think this is going traffic ations, noted Centre Park, to take a while for the changes City Centre Aquatic everybody to get used come after Complex to the regulations.” discussions with staff (CCAC) and at Douglas Douglas College and College. Craig Hodge the Evergreen Affected Coquitlam Councillor Cultural areas include Centre, who along Glen said current Drive and the time limits hamper the use of High Street, Town Centre pay parking spots. Boulevard north of Guildford The city hopes the expanWay, and Pinetree Way north sion of pay parking near Glen of Guildford. Drive and the High Street will “I think this is going to increase availability, while take a while for everybody to encouraging motorists to get used to the regulations,” seek other options like onsite Coun. Craig Hodge said.

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facilities. The area near Town Centre Boulevard north of Guildford Way currently includes a mix of both on-street pay parking and resident-only zones. Other sections of road in the area ban parking at all times. Staff are recommending the addition of 65 new on-street spots, a pitch that’s already been given the green light by local strata councils. “They felt that providing additional options for students attending Douglas College and for any major events that occur from time to time at the CCAC facility — it would reduce the incidence that they

experience with students and facility users parking within their visitors’ parking stalls,” notes a city staff report. The maximum duration for parking in those areas would be four hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The city is also considering using lots near Town Centre Park as park-and-ride locations for the Evergreen Line. “We could identify hundreds of spaces, I think, that would satisfy some of the need for park-and-ride facilities for SkyTrain, and I want to see that discussion take place,” said Mayor Richard Stewart.

Missing man found

A patient reported missing from the Riverview Hospital grounds for the second time this year has been located. Michael Louis Andrews, 55, was reported missing from Cottonwood Lodge, after he was last seen on Tuesday, March 19. Police noted he suffers from a mental disorder and should no be approached. Andrews went missing from the facility for a week in late December, but was eventually picked up by police at an undisclosed location on Jan. 4. A patient going missing from both Riverview and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam is nothing new.

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Anmore Village Hall to be decommissioned Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com If the old Anmore Village Hall is going to see another 100 years, it won’t do so as the centre of civic politics in the community. Anmore council has decided to decommission the old building and start the planning process to build a new village hall. Mayor Heather Anderson said the village will hold a public meeting in April to discuss the options for the old hall, recognizing city coffers won’t be used to make any renovations. She said an estimate to renovate the old building could add up to $900,000. “It didn’t seem like a good decision for taxpayers to spend close to a million dollars on repairing it, only to be in a situation five years from now where we need another space,” Anderson said. The mayor said the village is looking for creative options to deal with the aging building. Staff and council at the village were forced to vacate the

“We recognize this isn’t something we had envisioned happening this quickly.”

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old hall in December due to a rodent infestation. The pest problems had been around for years, but got worse last fall after the heat in the nearly 100-year-old building was turned on. At one point, staff caught a half dozen squirrels and mice in the ceiling. At that time, council decided to move the municipality’s operations to a temporary trailer.

“We know our staff are in a decent working space that’s not a health hazard for them and that gives us some time to make a good decision for the village,” Anderson said, adding the trailer should be good for the next two to three years, but isn’t a permanent fix. So the village is now looking at budgeting and saving for a permanent hall. While the process is still in the early stages, Anderson said the new hall could house municipal staff, and double as a council chambers and community space. Village staff have been asked to look at what size of a hall will be needed 10 years from now. Anderson said the price tag on a new building could be in the $1.5-million to $2-million range. “We need to have a plan and we recognize this isn’t something we had envisioned happening this quickly,” Anderson said, adding the small municipality thought it had about five years to address the issue. For now, the school district has offered the village council a space at Anmore Elementary to hold public meetings.

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INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT? ICBC AND YOU It happens when you least expect it. One moment you’re driving the kids to soccer or going to work, and the next, somebody smashes into you from behind. If you’re lucky, you escape a little shaken up. If not, you suffer a whiplash injury – or worse – resulting in hospitalization, lingering pain, lost paycheques and countless visits to the physiotherapist. Quite understandably, you want someone to compensate you for your “damages.” The claims process works like this. You call ICBC and make a report, and an adjuster is appointed. Usually, you’ll be asked to sign a document allowing ICBC to examine your medical and employment history. After the adjuster has investigated the accident, he or she may offer an amount of money to settle your claim. You’ll then be asked to sign a release saying you agree to the settlement and preventing you from claiming anything more from ICBC and the owner and driver of the vehicle that struck you. But before you sign ANYTHING, know what your legal rights are. Remember that anything you sign can and will probably be used against you by ICBC at some future date. CanICBCexamineallyourmedicalandemployment records? To determine a fair offer, ICBC needs to look at the information relevant to the accident. But the form you may be asked to sign may allow ICBC to look at your complete history, including events from way back before the accident that you’d rather keep confidential. You don’t have to sign this release. Most lawyers only give ICBC copies of any relevant records. When should you settle? In a minor injury claim, it’s not uncommon for an adjuster to make an offer a few weeks after the accident. But even minor neck

and back sprains can bother you for much longer than that. Before accepting an offer, you need to know the full extent of your injuries so you can assess whether the offer is really fair. Don’t feel pressured to accept an offer that might not accurately reflect your total claim. Is the money offered a good settlement? It may not be. The adjuster appointed to settle your claim is not your adjuster. An ICBC adjuster cannot look out for just your best interests or be independent, because he or she is working for ICBC. Do you need a lawyer? The only way to ensure someone is handling your claim fairly is to talk to a lawyer. Retaining a lawyer will ensure that all your losses and damages are properly assessed. Most lawyers will give you a free initial consultation. Remember, too, that having a lawyer doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go to court. Most claims with a lawyer are in fact settled; some 90 to 95% never go to trial! For example, you, your lawyer and the ICBC adjuster or lawyer might go to a professional “mediator.” Here, both sides explain their positions, and the mediator can help bring about a settlement, often in less than four hours. If you decide to see a lawyer, act quickly. There are time limits you must follow to protect your claim, and the faster you obtain proper legal advice, the sooner you’ll understand your options and the value of your claim. This column has been written with the assistance of Dale Darychuk. It provides information only and must not be relied on for legal advice. Please contact Dale Darychuk, Trial Lawyer at (604) 464-2644 for legal advice concerning your particular case

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Know your family’s medical history T

hough some illnesses are random and many caused by the way you live your life, your family history can reveal your predisposition to certain conditions. Some people take this to the extreme. If a parent died at a young age, they don’t expect to live beyond that age … and they do nothing at all to change how they live. Some people have a false sense of security when their family history is good. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history. People can have strokes, diabetes, heart attacks and other cancers before others in their family. Others don’t think about their family history at all, don’t do the screening tests they should or take proactive and preventive measures to remain healthy. Those who don’t learn from their family history may be destined to repeat it. Consider Scrooge in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The ghost of Christmas Future gave him a glimpse of his future if he kept on behaving the way he had. Yet he was able to avoid that bleak future and create a more positive one by adopting new attitudes and actions. Few of us will awaken completely transformed after one

the same condition are much night with three bad dreams, greater. An example is colon but how we live our lives day cancer diagnosed in a materby day and work periodically nal grandparent, maternal with our physicians can fosaunts or uncles, their children ter our potential for longer, and your own mother. healthier lives. Your risk is even greater if There are a few basic things an inherited condition arises you should know about family history. Genetically, your clos- at a relatively young age. An est relations (assuming you do example for a woman would be breast cancer diagnosed in not have a twin or clone) are her mother before your first-degree menopause; for relatives who a man, prostate each share half of cancer in his fathyour genes. They er under age 50. include your parA family history ents, siblings and of a sudden death, children. stroke or heart A grandparent, attack under the grandchild, niece, age of 50 strongly nephew, aunt, Health Wise suggests a genetic uncle or half-sibDr. Davidicus Wong factor you should ling is a secondknow about. degree relative Again, having a family histwho shares only a quarter of ory of these conditions does your genes. not condemn you to suffer Your first cousins, great grandparents and great grand- the same fate. It serves as an children are your third-degree early warning to be more vigirelatives. They each share only lant and to consult early and regularly with your physician. an eighth of your genes. Early detection or intervenSo obviously you are much tion can change the course of more likely to share inherited a disease. Many are curable at health conditions with your earlier stages. first-degree relatives. That is If you have a family history why doctors are most interof heart disease, stroke or sudested in the histories of your den death at a young age, you immediate family members. should be screened for posHowever, if a condition has sible modifiable risk factors been diagnosed in multiple such as high cholesterol, high relatives across multiple genblood pressure, abnormal erations, your odds of having

heart rhythms, valvular heart disease and diabetes. Early intervention with medication and lifestyle changes in many cases may prevent premature death or disability. We usually start checking healthy males for prostate cancer at the age of 50. However, if a man’s father or brother has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we would normally recommend screening at an earlier age. Likewise, if a woman has a family history of breast cancer in her sister or mother or across generations, she should discuss with her physician how much earlier than age 40 she should be screened with mammograms. She may also be eligible for the testing of the BRCA genes that predict a high likelihood for breast cancer. Elevated cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure are common inherited conditions that are greatly modified by lifestyle measures including healthy eating and exercise. In many cases, these actions are combined with medications to prevent the health consequences, including premature strokes, peripheral vascular disease, heart disease, vision loss and kidney failure.

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PoCo hopes to boost Earth Hour participation

What are you willing to do to reduce your energy use? Are you willing to wash your laundry in cold water, turn off the lights when you leave the room, take shorter showers and lower the thermostat when you sleep? The City of Port Coquitlam suggests starting by turning off all non-essential lights and power sources for one hour — from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 — as part of Earth Hour. The city is encouraging local residents and businesses to join in the global climate-change initiative, launched in 2007 by the World Wildlife Federation and the City of

Sydney, Australia. “We didn’t reduce as much energy during Earth Hour last year as we did in 2011, but I know that’s not a reflection of how much our citizens care about the environment,” Mayor Greg Moore said. “We hope more people participate this year, and also take the opportunity to think about ways they can reduce their energy consumption all year long.” This is the city’s sixth year participating in Earth Hour. In 2012, PoCo residents and businesses reduced their energy consumption by two per cent — down one per cent from the

previous year but still the greatest reduction in the Tri-Cities. The city’s plans for 2013 include turning off all non-essential lights and power sources in civic facilities during Earth Hour, powering down City Hall’s atrium and portico lighting throughout the weekend, and encouraging local businesses and schools to participate in Earth Hour. Residents and businesses will be encouraged to take part through social media and posters posted at city facilities. Citizens are also invited to sign up at www.earthhourcanada.org to help

earn recognition for PoCo, and to spread the word about Earth Hour to family, friends and colleagues. The city says reducing energy use and greenhouse gases is a year-round focus for Port Coquitlam, both for environmental and cost-savings reasons. The city adopted its first Corporate Energy Consumption Policy in November 2012, and its workplace Energy Action Team (EAT) has been educating and “activating” city employees since 2010. More information about Earth Hour can be found at www.portcoquitlam.ca/earthhour.

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Garden plans get underway Port Moody residents invited to a meeting Tuesday for new garden Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com It will be the first of its kind in B.C., and now Port Moody residents are invited to take part in an information session on the proposed community garden for the city’s police station. The meeting to discuss the Port Moody Police Department Community Garden is set for Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the force’s headquarters, at 3015 St. Johns St. Tabitha McLoughlin, with the Coquitlam Farmers Market Society, said the evening will be an opportunity for the group to meet with people and provide answers to a slew of questions from interested residents. “It’s very exciting The group will also discuss the garden plot layout, volunto actually be at the teer opportunities and items point now where we they’re hoping will be donated. can take it to the “It’s very exciting to actually be at the point now where we community and see can take it to the community this come to fruition.” and see this come to fruition,” McLoughlin told The NOW, Tabitha McLoughlin adding there has been plenty Organizer of interest from people in the community who want to get involved. Right now, the plan is to build the garden on the field beside police headquarters, offering 50 plots. It would be the first community garden attached to a police station in the province. The garden site would also contain on-site composting and host regular workshops. The plan is to start building the raised beds in April, spread soil and build a compost area. McLoughlin estimated the total cost to start the garden would be between $20,000 and $30,000, noting the society is looking for sponsors, but has also successfully secured donations and grants to help pay for the project. The society originally planned to build a temporary community garden on land located at the northeast corner of St. Johns and Barnet Highway. Coquitlam businessman and former council candidate Fred Soofi donated the land for the original garden for two years of use. Last spring, the group asked the city to waive the temporaryuse permit application fee and 50 per cent of the costs to bring water to the site, estimating the two requests totalled more than $4,000. The society received $10,000 worth of grants from other sources to construct the garden. Council voted in favour of sending a temporary-use application for the garden to the city’s land use committee in June for more analysis. But when the police approached the group about starting a garden at the station, the other location was dropped. For more information on the community garden, contact info@makebakegrow.com.

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It wasn’t hers quite yet. After a series of contests to whittle a jdeutsch@thenownews.com dozen participants down to two, Parker and another woman were left vying for the new car. n the way down to the final The two women each had a key in their Vancouver Giants home game of hand. Whomever’s key sets off the panic the season last Friday, Barbara button took the car. Parker and her family fantasized about The dedicated the possibility of season ticket winning the new holder pressed Honda the team “It’s a huge bonus. It was nice to the button first, was giving away but nothing that night. have some good news come happened. “If we win my way for once.” She figured the car, we’ll she had had a drive it home,” good run, but the Coquitlam it wasn’t meant mother of two Barbara Parker to be. joked. Winner of New Car But when the Little did she other woman’s realize just how key failed to go prophetic the off, Parker tried again. discussion on the car ride to the game She held it down and this time, it went would be. off. A few hours later, Parker was on the “It was very exciting,” Parker told The ice at the Pacific Coliseum with a key to a NOW. new Honda Accord in her hand.

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of the cave to their new environment. Does any of this sound familiar? I see a little bit of Ice Age: Continental Drift and a lot of Brave. Moreover, not only is some of its narrative taken from other films, but many of its Starring: Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone, situations are, as well. In the climactic scene, Ryan Reynolds all the characters believe someone to be dead Directed by: Chris Sanders, Kirk De Micco but actually he’s hidden behind an object. Running time: 98 minutes Argh! Screenwriters of children’s films have a n Plato’s allegory of the cave, a group of misunderstanding: a younger audience is not prisoners have their necks and legs fettered an excuse to pen a less compelling story. The so they can only look forward. In front is a majority of this film’s running time is spent wall and behind, at some distance, with cheap jokes that may please is a fire. As objects pass in front of younger audiences, while their the fire they cast a shadow on the parents yell at the screen “This is wall. the same joke you made five minThe prisoners think the shadutes ago!” The jokes may have been ows are the real thing, ignorant of humorous the first time, but by the the reality behind them. It is only end they become tiresome. How when the prisoners turn around many times does Grug reference that they can distinguish the shadhis dislike of his mother-in-law? ows from the ideals. Plato would Cinephilia But don’t fret; there is a redeemnot have liked The Croods. ing factor: this film is absolutely The Croods is a children’s film Joshua Cabrita gorgeous. The blend of vibrant that will please younger audiences, colours washes over your eyes and but will leave older ones with little stirs your mind into a feeling of to latch onto other than a few moments of adventure. It is reminiscent of the hyper speed wit. It sacrifices a strong story and intriguing sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. characters for beautiful animation and childish With the exception of films like Wall-E, the slapstick humor. The film is merely a compilamajority of animated children’s films contion of past animated films glued together. I tinue to try to entertain only the kids. Don’t don’t just want to see the shadows; I want the call me Scrooge! I like it when the kids are real thing! entertained, but what the creators don’t realIn a prehistoric world abounding with danize is, those kids can’t get to the theatre on ger, the Croods are a family of evolving cave their own. Their parents are dragged into the people. Eep (Emma Stone), a teenage daughtheatre with them. And yet the filmmakers are ter, is confined to the cave, which she finds a only ambitious enough to entertain half the drag. They only leave the cave when necessary, audience. and the only form of entertainment is her Hopefully this one gets naturally selected at father Grug’s (Nicholas Cage’s) stories, which the box office, but I have a feeling most people tell of people who leave the cave against their will settle for the shadows on the wall. father’s will and “die!” She tires of the confinement. It is only when • Joshua Cabrita is a Grade 11 student she leaves the cave that she discovers there at Riverside Secondary. He is a founding is a whole world lying directly behind her. member of the school’s movie club, where She encounters Guy (Ryan Reynolds), a more students meet to view old classics and discuss evolved “human” who has discovered fire. their meaning and significance. One of his As Pangea (a super continent) begins breakaudacious dreams is to become a full-time ing apart, Grug’s old survival tactics become professional film critic. obsolete. His family and Guy must evolve out

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One rough year that started so well has now ended with a dismissal. The Coquitlam Express announced Thursday that head coach and general manager Jon Calvano was relieved of his duties, after the club missed the playoffs with a 24-31-1 record. “The ownership just got together a couple of times late in the season and discussed it,” noted team president Darcy Rota. “In the end they decided that they just wanted to go in a different direction, and we thank Jon for his commitment over the past three years.” Although the coach had been told of the decision a week earlier, the plan to make it public was sped up when rumours of the firing surfaced on Twitter. “We had to kind of put it out there because we started getting calls from a radio station and [The NOW]… We have a short list of candidates, but that list has grown in the last few hours,” added Rota. While missing the playoffs was a tough pill to swallow, Calvano said being fired came as a surprise. “Obviously it’s a bit of a shock to me and my family, having one year left on my contract,” said Calvano. “You’re a coach and not an owner, and that’s why owners have the power to make these changes.” Coming off a season where the club made a 14-win improvement from his first year behind the bench, Calvano added key recruits — Ontario natives Cal Hofford and Zack Pryzbek and Quebecer Marc Biega — with eyes on competing for a Mainland division title. After a solid start, which saw them win their first four games, the club began a precipitous slide in November that coincided with a wave of injuries, including to New Jersey Devils’ draft pick Alexander Kerfoot, veteran Malcolm McKinney and Marc Biega. By early January, last in the division and in the midst of a 4-11-4 skid, Calvano moved top scorers John Siemer, Philip Zielonka and captain Mitch Nardi at the trade deadline for prospects and cash. In the end, Calvano and Rota both pointed to the 250 man-games lost as a main reason behind missing the playoffs. While getting fired is a new experience for the new father, Calvano said he wanted to thank the Express for providing him a great opportunity. “It was a great experience working with Darcy, and he was terrific to work with,” said Calvano. “This for me was a new experience [coaching junior A] and I learned a lot. Some people loved me and some people hated me, but I enjoy coaching and love working with kids, whether its at the atom AAA level, coaching bantam kids getting ready for the [Western Hockey League] draft, or junior kids looking for a scholarship.” Rota anticipates the organization will choose a new head coach in the coming weeks.

Sharing a love for the sport and a healthy competitive edge are Port Moody brothers Tejas, Neel and Kiran Phaterpekar.

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gentle competition between the Phaterpekar brothers is all in good fun when tennis is concerned. Tejas, Neel and Kiran are rising stars on the national scene, but when it comes to who’s the better player there is a consensus — for now. “My older brother (Tejas),” noted 13-year-old Kiran. Neel concurs: “He’s a better player right now. I’ve only played him once in a tournament (last summer) at Stanley Park in the final qualifying round.” The three share a passion for the court sport that has been nurtured through a lot of dedication, time and sacrifice. In a family circle, this shared interest has thrived thanks to a healthy balance of camaraderie and competitiveness. “When I play [Neel] it gets really heated but in the end it calms down,” says Kiran. “He’s the most competitive and more competitive that me. He won’t give up, ever.” Being the middle brother may have something to do with it. “I’m pretty passionate on the court,” agrees Neel, 14. “I like to pump myself up and really get into it.” The two enjoy their encounters, and the younger siblings concede that, for now, 16-year-old Tejas would win a family tournament. All three are doing their share of winning on provincial and national courts. Last month at the under-14 junior indoor provincials, Kiran didn’t lose a set en route to the B.C. title. Among B.C. national junior rankings, the youngest brother sits fourth overall. He also is slotted 10th among u-16 boys. Neel is also a provincial champ, having held the u14 title a year ago before moving up to u-16, where he is currently ranked seventh. He’s also rated 24th among u-18 players. His personal highlight came

when he bested the No. 3 player in Canada. off my game but I settled down. I’ve played Kiran in “That was my biggest moment so far. I was very a club tournament before and that was tough, too. emotional.” But right now I’m still unbeaten.” For Tejas, his calendar includes International Watching his sons play, Hem says their competiTennis Federation stops in Texas, Ontario and tive nature hasn’t hindered their progress, and even Alberta, to go with a collection of B.C. medals as the benefited because the boys remain the best of friends No. 6-ranked in u-18 boys singles. off the court. All though they’ve latched onto tennis at a young “It’s mostly that sibling rivalry, they each want to age — with the three being signed up 10 years ago do better than the other,” says Hem. “They are comby their parents just to try a different sport — it petitive in a lot of things, but if one does well they could easily been said tenare very supportive.” nis has latched onto them. The days of playing “I like any sport, but merely for fun are few, as “They are competitive in a lot of tennis just seemed to be a teenage bragging rights things, but if one does well they are make even the most casual good fit,” notes Kiran. “I look up to Roger Federer. court time — which is very supportive.” He has so many good shots rare, since they spend so and he works so hard. It’s much time training — a Hem Phaterpekar fun watching him play.” feisty affair. They keep parents Hem “I don’t really have any Father of three tennis players and Julie busy, travelling other hobbies,” says Neel. from training sessions “It’s pretty much tennis, at the Jericho Tennis but I like it a lot.” Club and Coquitlam’s People’s Court and to a variFor Kiran, a sure sign that he’s progressing in the ety of tournaments. The three have added Twist competitive world was when Wilson Tennis became Conditioning Centre in PoCo to the routine, with a sponsor, resulting in free goodies and discounts. positive results. Although winning a match against a sibling would “My fitness definitely needs to improve,” says probably top that. Kiran. “If I can get fitter I definitely will play better, “I’m an aggressive player and I never like to lose,” and [Twist] has really helped me with my footwork the home schooled athlete says. “Tejas is quiet, not and fitness.” as competitive but he’s really smart and he hits his Then there are the long trips to competitions in shots. I’m somewhere between [Neel] and him in Canada and the U.S. temperment.” “Last year I played some ITF events and really For the eldest Phaterpekar brother, the rollerenjoyed that,” says Tejas. “I got some ranking points coaster of high competition is always a learning and at one point was ranked 14th.” experience — the ups and downs all require patience and perseverance. It was at a Canadian ITF event last year where he “There are tough moments, like when you lose played Neel in a u-18 quarterfinal and prevailed 6because you weren’t on your game. You have to per3, 6-2, but not without a fight. “[Tejas] was kind of severe but there are always moments when you have shaky,” recalls Hem. “But he did win.” no confidence and you have to climb back up.” For Tejas, the significance of the moment caught While fueled by a natural rivalry, the three will be him by surprise. cheering each other to the top. “It was just nerve wracking playing [Neel], I was


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Hyacks nearly repeat at provincial swim meet

The Hyack Swim Club came just a couple of races short of repeating as the B.C. provincial short course champions earlier this month in Victoria. Hyack, which is based out of Coquitlam and New Westminster, was leading into the fourth and final day before Chena Swim Club pulled away in one of the closest team title races. A miniscule three-point lead would evaporate over the last handful of races, as Hyacks’ 30 swimmers had mostly completed their events, and the North Vancouver-based rival still had a number of its 55 swimmers in the water. Fifty-five was also the margin that separated the two clubs once all the swimmers were out of the pool. Finishing second was a disappointment but there was nothing disappointing in the efforts displayed by the Hyack swimmers, Hyack head coach Mark Bottrill said.

“We’ve been hitting at the top of the ranking for the past three years and been in the top-three mix each time,” said Bottrill. “Everybody stood up and contributed, from the first year guys right out of summer swimming to the veterans who’ve been here before.” Powered by 12-year-old Ethan Laing of New Westminster, the Hyack club exited the meet with a multitude of highlights. Laing won seven gold medals — including four individual events. He won the 200- and 400-metre individual medley and 100- and 200m breaststroke, while also helping win three relay events. “He’s got body of a swimmer, he enjoys the sport and is a tremendous racer. (Laing) knows how to push himself in a race,” said Bottrill. Among Tri-Cities swimmers, Chris Baker established a pair of club records along with some hardware. The 14-year-

old topped the 100m butterfly and finished second in the 200m event — setting new Hyack marks in the process. “We’ve been around for 40-odd years, so setting a new record is pretty impressive,” remarked Bottrill. “He was in a pile of finals and he’s always been a strong swimmer for us.” Baker also took bronze in 200m IM, silver in 200m medley and bronze in both the 200- and 400m freestyle relays. For Sara Whelan, gold was the colour in the 15-year-old 200m free event, joining a silver she picked up in the 100m breast. Scoring a gold in the girls 200m fly was 15-year-old Mia Bottrill, while Hattie Sun, 12, collected a pair of second-place results in the 100m fly and backstroke events, and a bronze in the 200m IM. She also won bronze in the 200m medley relay. Twin silvers was also the result for

14-year-old Jasmine Whelan, in 100 and 200m breast. Here are more Tri-Cities athletes’ results: BOYS – Jeremy Au (14) 2nd 200 medley, 3rd 200, 400 fr relay; Chris Baker (14) 1st 100 fly, 2nd 200 fly, 3rd 200 IM, 2nd 200 medley, 3rd 200, 400 fr relay; Cristian Cristurean (16) 6th 400 fr, 3rd fr relay; Victor Krawus (14) 2nd 200 medley, 3rd 200, 400 fr relay; Chun Sing Leung (14) 2nd medley, 3rd 200, 400 fr relay; Connor Toomey (14) 14th 200 fly, 15th 1500 fr. GIRLS – Mia Bottrill (15) 1st 200 fly, 4th 100 fly; May Li (15) 7th 100 back; Jaime Lavoie (10) 6th 200 fly; Hannah O’Connor (12) 11th 200 breast, 14th 100 breast; Simrin Purhar (16) 17th 100, 200 breast; Hattie Sun (12) 2nd 100 back, fly, 3rd 200 IM, 200 fr relay; Jasmine Whelan (14) 2nd 100, 200 breast; Sara Whelan (15) 1st 200 free, 2nd 100 breast, 4th 400 IM, 800 free.

Twin cup tests give Gunners a shot at provincial berth

Like the old Doublemint gum commercials, the Port Moody Lordco Gunners are all smiles with twin cup finals on their docket. It means double the thrills and double the chances to earn a provincial cup berth. The Fraser Valley men’s premier squad advanced to the Pakenham Cup final with a 1-0 win over PoCo FC. The Gunners had already locked up a berth into the SC Cup final earlier this month. A handful of first half chances went unfulfilled, but Port Moody capitalized on its best opportunity 10 minutes into the second half, when Nima Ranji was taken down after cutting towards the box. Head coach Larry Moro selected Chris Attadia to take the penalty kick, and it resulted in the only goal of the game. “The funny thing is [Attidia] has only taken like one

penalty kick all year, but in practice we were practicing them and he looked like he was up for it,” said Moro. The rest of the game was about protecting the lead, which both the defence and midfield — anchored by defender Aaron Nerdahl and midfielders Dan Bordignon and Andrew Celenza — did well. Netminder Brad Taverna didn’t face many shots but did corral a hard blast and smothered the ball, earning the shutout. The Gunners now face Abbotsford in the Pakenham final on March 30 in South Surrey. The cup, which is often called the oldest sports trophy in Canadian soccer, was first handed out in 1909. While both Coquitlam and PoCo clubs have had their hands on it, no Port Moody team has won it.

Moro said his players are eager to change that. “Since Christmas we’ve been 8-4-1 so we’ve peaked at the right time,” he noted. “We’re playing well together and the boys are really focused… We’ve had some tough battles with Abbotsford and split the series this year.” A win in either the Pakenham or SC cup finals would advance the Gunners into the Provincial Cup.As it stands, the premier side is just keeping up with their clubmates, who also qualified for two cup finals. The Port Moody junior Gunners will be playing the North Coquitlam United in South Surrey for the Under-21 title, while in the Bradner ‘B’ cup series, the Port Moody Blues bested Chilliwack 2-1 to earn a spot against Chilliwack. Both games are March 30 in South Surrey.

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If you’re looking to make a positive change, make the move and join the finest railroad in North America as a Train Conductor. CN has numerous long-term career opportunities available in Western Canada, including SK, AB and Northern BC. To learn how to become a CN Conductor, join us at our next career fair, The Surrey, BC event. In 2012, Canadian Conductors earned an average salary of $85,000. Come to the career fair to discover more about this challenging and rewarding job. It’s also your chance to have an interview on the spot! Register in advance at trainwithcn.ca! Here you will find a link to apply online (prior to the event), detailed information on the various locations that CN is hiring for, and our Conductor Job Preview video. WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 – TWO SESSIONS: 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Thursday, March 28 – ONE SESSION: 8:30 AM Be sure to arrive at the beginning of the session for the mandatory job orientation. WHERE: COMFORT INN & SUITES SURREY 8255 – 166TH STREET, SURREY, BC V4N 5R8 BRING WITH YOU: Your resume, along with a legible copy of 2 different government-issued IDs (including one with photo).

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Minimum Qualifications: *Please indicate date of issue or provide photocopies • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor issued after April 3, 2011 (2 years) • Standard First Aid or Equivalent issued after April 3, 2011 (2 years) • C.P.R. – Level C issued after April 3, 2012 (1 year) • National Lifeguard Service Award Pool & Waterpark Option issued after April 3, 2011 (2 years) Desired Qualifications: • BCRPA Pool Operators Course • BCRPA Fitness Instructor • First Aid and CPR Instructor • Lifesaving Society Instructor • Learn-To-Dive Instructor A CUPE hourly rate of $21.63 to $23.26 (2011 rates) is offered, along with a percentage in lieu of benefits. A criminal record search will be requested of short listed candidates. This role requires flexibility as shifts vary to accommodate program schedules and may include evenings and weekends. Short listed candidates will be invited for testing on Saturday, April 20th & Sunday, April 21st. Candidates who are successful in the testing portion will then be invited to an Interview on one evening, April 29th, 30th, May 1st or 2nd. All interested applicants, please submit your resume with a cover letter indicating reference #NOW2013-100971 by 5:00 pm, April 3, 2013 to:

City of Coquitlam - Human Resources Division 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2 Phone: 604-927-3070 • Fax: 604-927-3075 E-mail: careers@coquitlam.ca website: www.coquitlam.ca

The City of Coquitlam is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Career Fairs

FREE WORK BC JOB FAIR! @ 7297 Kingsway,Burnaby! March 27! 1-4pm!

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General Employment

HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com

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Find your place at CN.

WORK WITH US & WITH GROWUSA CAREER WORK

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Glacier Media Group is growing. Check our job board regularly for the latest openings. Glacier Media Group is growing. Check our job board regularly for the latest openings. www.glaciermedia.ca/careers www.glaciermedia.ca/careers

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca

Entry Level

SHIPPER / RECEIVER

Monthly salary $2080.00 Qualifications: ❏ Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written ❏ Good organizational and math skills ❏ Computer literacy ❏ Must have the ability to read long alphanumerical part numbers with ease. ❏ + Able to lift 30 kgs independently Attention to detail is a must! Email resume to: employment@ cescoelectrical.com or fax to: 604-294-2905

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General Employment

0874667 BC Ltd (Coq) hiring Carpenter Helpers. Exp. an asset but not mandatory. $18 hr/35 hr wk. E-Res: 0874677@gmail.com

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS

Tri-Cities Reliable carriers with own vehicle. Good P/T income. Working 2am-5:30am. Please call: 604-313-2709 or email: kayadist@shaw.ca PART TIME Book Merchandiser We are hiring a book merchandiser for a new Target in Langley, Coquitlam and Delta. 5 - 8 hours/wk Tues or Wed. Must be able to lift 20 lbs, have internet access and transportation. Starting mid-April. Attach resume. Email to: employment@metronews.org

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Office Personnel

OFFICE ADMIN Full-Time

Fast paced Port Coquitlam Food Wholesale Distributor requires a reliable, hardworking teamplayer for Office Administration position. Duties will include answering phones, data entry of invoices, accounts receivable/ collections, word processing & other office duties. Candidate must speak fluent English and must have good working knowledge of Simply Accounting, Microsoft Word & Excel. Email: resume@kfwfoods.ca

WESTERN SAFETY has immediate opening for

RECEPTIONIST OFFICE CLERK Full-Time

Must have a pleasant phone manner with good Microsoft Word and Excel skills. Duties include collections, filing incoming / outgoing mail, ACCPAC experience an asset, but willing to train. Benefits after 3 months.

Email resume to: office@westernsafety.ca Or fax to: 604-461-5446

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Management

CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR Established Remedial contractor requires senior estimator estimating, bid procurement 5 years experience, Computer Excel, Word, FTP sites, digitizer, BCIT diploma or equivalent a bonus $70,000 per year. Email to dpomeroy@prconstruction.ca

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Social Services

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 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

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Trades/Technical

ADRIATIC DEMOLITION & Disposal Ltd. in Burnaby requires a carpenter with at least 3 yrs/exp. $ 24 /hr for 40hrs/week. Apply by fax: 604-516-8420 or by email: zoran.adriatic@live.com

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT The best part of my job

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Cats

ARABIAN-PERSIAN SIBS, 3 yr imprtd rescues, in/outdoor, neut, Vacc, go together: offers?Fosters? 778-297-4470, glauirs@yahoo.ca

Because working here is about more than helping customers choose the right product. It’s about making a difference in their lives. We call it “unleashing your inner orange” and it’s my ability to tap into my inner potential to help customers create a space worth calling home.

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Dogs

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

HIMALAYAN Show Cats Experience w breed be only cat price cost of alter 604-9391231 http://dreamhimicattery.com/

That’s the power of The Home Depot. The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is currently hiring quick learners who are customer service focused to work in our stores across Canada. Many positions available including: • Cashiers • Lot Associates • Paint Associates • Lumber Associates

PETS & LIVESTOCK

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

• Seasonal Associates • Freight Team Associates • Kitchen & Bath Associates

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MALTESE X Yorkie/ Maltese X Havanese / Havanese X Poodle Assorted Colours. Puppies Ready To Go. Very Playful, Cuddly. Great With Children. Hypo Allergenic, Non Shedding $600. 604-582-9911 email: heatherjoymann@gmail.com

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Pet Services

Dogs

Join us on one of the following dates at the location listed, and learn to unleash your inner orange.

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

restriction apply

COQUITLAM HOME DEPOT JOB FAIRS: Saturday, March 23, 11am - 4pm Monday, April 8, 2pm - 6pm 1900 United Blvd

ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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3050 PURE BRED West Highland Terrier male pup, vet check, dewormed, shots, avail Now, $1000, 604-814-2153

Apply online at homedepotjobs.ca/8007.

Preschools/ Kindergarten

PUDDLE SPLASHERS PRESCHOOL located at 7231 Frances Street burnaby Is now accepting registration for our

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies -$975. Vet checked with first shots and ready for loving homes. 778-241-5504. Langley.

We are committed to diversity as an equal opportunity employer.

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness hit a peak now to late April. Recent delays and “decision benders” are over, so march ahead, start important projects, pursue love, tackle chores that formerly intimidated you. Show your strength! Sunday/Monday are for work, health concerns, and aiding dependents. Relationships might build to a cruel peak Tuesday p.m. – former resentment breaks the surface. NOT a good day to challenge authority. Feelings and loyalties are still a jumble Wednesday morning, so step lightly. Secrets, sex, large finances Thursday night to Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: You face a month of relative solitude and rest, Taurus. Retreat, study options, form plans, deal with commercial agents, government agencies, head office, charities and institutions. Sunday to Tuesday float a romantic atmosphere around you, but it might not bring success. (Sunday night’s your best shot.) A secret, a wound (emotional, mental, etc.) or a conflict with the law could rise to an uncomfortable level Tuesday. Avoid a fight. A philosophical attitude conquers violence. Tackle chores midweek. Thursday eve to Saturday brings relationships, challenges and opportunities. Gemini May 21-June 20: Wishes come true. Expand, seek. Your popularity rises. Optimism, entertainment, light romance and plain fun fill your days – better in April than March. Quietly sink into domestic chores, family love, real estate, etc., Sunday to Tuesday. Midweek lays a transparent cloak of beauty over everything. But it’s an odd interval. First, sex and friendship conflict Tuesday, might spark a cruel fight. Then Wednesday holds mixed luck in love and creativity. Then Thursday brings a spectacular series of exciting meetings – but they go nowhere! (They might, later.) Work, health Friday/Saturday.

Cancer June 21-July 22: Be ambitious during the weeks ahead, Cancer. It won’t be easy this week, as you might have to gain the co-operation of another whose natural inclination is to dominate your goals, or demand a say in what those goals are. You can get this person (or agency) onside by showing how your ambitions will increase their security. Travel, errands, communications, paperwork and details fill Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Bed realistic in legal or travel matters. Home and family fill midweek. Careful Tuesday: avoid fights. Thursday eve to Saturday bring romance, beauty and pleasure. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A wise, mellow mood flows over you now and for the weeks ahead. You’ll succeed in far travel, legal matters, higher education, cultural venues, intellectual projects, broadcasting and media, and love. You could taste fame. These good things will encounter interference from work or health demands now through March 31. This conflict could cause an angry reaction Tuesday: be diplomatic. Do the work now, but keep the joy of your hopes and plans in your heart. Chase money Sunday to Tuesday. Midweek’s talkative, bright, happy! To home (and success there) Thursday eve to Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The weeks ahead hold mysteries, subconscious urges, sexual desire, significant financial actions (investment, debt reduction) potential lifestyle changes, commitment, and the need for research or health diagnosis. These are more significant than in most March/Aprils, as your actions now can strongly affect the next two years. However, the rest of March erects barriers to these very things. Good, for the barriers/problems highlight what needs to be done. Watch Tuesday for such a problem: contain any anger over it. Your energy, charisma shine Sunday to Tuesday. Chase money midweek.

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March 24 - 30, 2013

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead feature relationships – some of the most significant of this decade, perhaps of your life. But the “easy road forward” in relating won’t occur until April. These last days of March erect several barriers to: co-operation, love, partnership, marriage vows, relocation, dealings with the public, and general opportunities. You can face and challenge these barriers in March (a huge one Tuesday: reject self-pride) and fight for a bond (new or old). Or you can wait until April, and then attempt to join with another, etc. (October-born? Wait for April.) Love looms. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Lots of projects and initiatives arise now through April in work and health. However, you will tend to talk against these changes this week, and you’ll be partly justified: technological upgrading and mergers or partnerships will be “still-born.” Even so, developments on the work scene are significant, affect at least the two years ahead. Diplomacy Tuesday: being overbearing will create tomorrow’s enemies. Oh, and don’t stop working! Your popularity rises, social joys come, Sunday to Tuesday. Retreat midweek: rest, think. Your energy, charisma surge Thursday night to Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The weeks ahead bring romance, creative genius, pleasure, beauty, charming kids, speculative success – you’ll ride a winning streak – and a significant one, as what you create or the feelings you express can affect your life for a long time. But all these run into strong barriers in March. Be patient, wait for April’s gifts. (Otherwise, Tuesday’s refusal could trigger cruelty.) Sunday to Tuesday feature career, ambition, relations with higher-ups. Behave! Midweek brings happiness, boosts your popularity, might spark love. Retreat, rest and contemplate Friday/Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Domestic concerns fill the next few weeks, Cap. You need a sturdy launch pad for all your ambitions: a strong family, a good spouse, a “proper” neighbourhood provide such a pad. This entire area experiences some disruption from 2011 to 2018, so use the present cycle (to late April) to strengthen this domestic zone. In March, you’ll accomplish this through struggle and imposing your will (e.g., Tuesday, when a fight’s possible). In April, it will be easier, without opposition. During this 2011-2018 period, you’ll very likely buy a new home, or invest in land. Joy, late week! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Communications, short trips, casual acquaintances, paperwork, details – these fill the weeks ahead. You could experience some conflict between these and your “secret life” in the 8 days ahead. For instance, gossip reveals your little peccadillo, or loyalty to a boss prevents you from taking that trip to Coney Island. These conflicts might cause embarrassment, anger Tuesday. All will be easier next week. Sexual temptations, financial urges fill Sunday to Tuesday. Delve deep for answers (but don’t hit any nerves). Love, mellow joy, come midweek. Be ambitious Friday morning. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Chase money until late April. This interval is unusually significant, as what you accomplish, dollars you make or spend (careful!) employment you begin, etc., can affect you for years. You’re forming a template. March will fight your monetary success – the “enemy” is your group of friends, your ethics, or your own wishes for the future. April offers easy success. This week, let money take a secondary role. (Especially “cruel Tuesday” – be diplomatic.) Co-operate, seize opportunities SundayTuesday. Midweek accents secrets, lust, finances. A mellow mood comes Friday/Saturday timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Condos/ Townhouses

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

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Burnaby

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

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Chilliwack

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Vancouver East Side

For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

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Furniture

LIVING ROOM & Dining Room Furniture, $1,200 obo. Flexsteel 84" sofa/ chair & ottmn. Tub chair, coffee table, 2 end tbls & 2 lamps. Deilcraft 72" oak dining rm tbl, 96" w/ leaves, 8 chairs, buffet/hutch. Will sell separately. 604-943-1060.

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Musical Instruments

Moving - Must Sell! 40% Off Baby Grand Piano $6500. 2 Elite Speakers $120/pair. Yorksville Amp $65. OBO. 604-475-1340

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Financial Services

AVOID BANKRUPTCY Save up to 70% of your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on your terms not your creditors. Call 778-340-4002 or email PeterT@4pillars.ca

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of ELIZABETH IANNUCCI, Deceased, who died on May 24, 2012, are hereby required to send them to the under¬signed c/o #205 2922 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 2P5, before May 2, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which she has notice. VIVIAN DONNAN, Executrix of the Estate of Elizabeth Iannucci

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

RE: THE ESTATE OF HERMAN DOMBROWSKY, ALSO KNOWN AS HERMANN DOMBROWSKY, deceased, formerly of 415-2245 Kelly Avenue, Coquiltam, BC V3C 0B1 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Herman Dombrowsky, also known as Hermann Dombrowsky, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at c/o Stewart, Aulinger & Company, Barristers and Solicitors, 1200 - 805 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1K1, on or before April 25, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice. VANCOUVER CITY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION, Executor STEWART, AULINGER & COMPANY, Solicitors

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

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Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca

Abbotsford

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

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Houses - Sale

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

$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

6020-20

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

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 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

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

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

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

6050 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

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Coquitlam

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

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North Delta

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

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

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

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Real Estate Investment

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

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

Langley/ Aldergrove

Out Of Town Property

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

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Lots & Acreage

Mission

For Sale by Owner

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

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Chilliwack

Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

Metaphysical

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

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

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Recreation Property

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

Surrey

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Real Estate

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

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

6015 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

Houses - Sale

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

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $76,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

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

SPRING GARAGE SALES

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area!

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

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

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

Tsawwas.

Follow the Garage Sale Trail in our newspaper PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

To book your ad call Classifieds

604-444-3000

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

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


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Apt/Condos

BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR $850. Avail Now. Incl heat & hot water. u/g prkg avail, ns/np, newly reno’d, 604-779-3882 BBY, Lougheed Mall across from Walmart, skytrain, gym, library, shops, SFU. 1 BR + Den, f/p, lrg balcony, storage, u/grd prkg, laminate kitchen, ss appls, inste W/D, free hot/water. NS/NP. Lease / Refs. Avail April 1. $1145. Dean • 604-540-2787 or cel • 604-720-3251

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall and S.F.U.

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

Cell: 604-813-8789 2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available Now

* 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

604 - 941 - 7721

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST. 1 BR & 2 BR. Reno’d. New Appls, Flooring, Fixtures, Paint. Prof. mgmt. $250 MOVE-IN BONUS. From $825 $1,175. Call (604) 724-8353. COQ HOWIE Ave, 1 BR $775. Includes heat. Avail immediately. PET OK. ★ Call 604-626-6501

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST very lge quiet 1BR apt, h/w flrs, nr shops/bus, ns, np. $850. Avail Apr 1. 604-524-4775 PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604-939-8905

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

office: cell:

604-937-7343 778-863-9980

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

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

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

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties Services

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY LAKEVIEW, 1 BR newly reno’d, f/bath, $850 incls utls, cbl, sh’d W/D. NS/NP. 604-780-3949 BBY, N. Near SFU, 1 BR, newly reno’d, in-ste lndry, priv ent & alarm, s/s appls incls d/w, N/s, N/p, Avl Apr 1, $950/mo incls all utils & net, refs. 604-562-7030 BBY S. EDMONDS 3 BR gr lev. $1185 incls utils. Avail Apr 15 or May 1. NS/NP. 604-515-9790

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

COQ: Brunett/Schoolhouse/ Dawes Hill. Lrg 2 BR bsmt ste, new paint, inste W/D, sep priv entry, patio/yard. $990 incls utls. NS/NP. Refs req’d. 604-524-0218

550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.

COQ, COMO LAKE. Newer 1 BR bsmt ste. Priv laundry & entry. $700/mo + sh’d utils. Avail Now, Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765

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

COQ, MUNDY PARK, Avail Now, Clean 2 BR $995, 3 BR $1350, incls utils, ns/np, Refs. 604-291-2090

whitgift@concertproperties.com

COQ. Spac 1 BR gr lev, W/D, storage, prkg. Nr trans/shops. Apr 1. $650. NS/NP. 778-881-6544

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

1-888-495-7106

6510

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

BBY, NORTH. Clean 2 BR, g/lvl. Nr SFU. Big back yard. Nice area. N/s, N/p. Immed. 604-253-0168

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY CENTRAL PARK, 3 BR mn flr, fncd yard, w/d, $1400. n/s, n/p. Avail Apr 1. 778-320-2863 BBY S, 3 BR w/bsmt, 5 appls, 2 bth, $2200. Avail May 1. NS/NP. 604-539-1959 or 604-612-1960

COQ WESTWOOD Plat 2 BR bsmt, 4 appl, nr bus, ns/np. $880 + 1/3 util. Now. 604-306-6136 NEW WEST 1 BR bsmt ste avail Apr 1, $650 incls utls. NS/NP. Near Moody Park. 604-522-4470 NEW WEST Lrg 2 BR & Den upper ste, $1600 incls hydro, 1 BR & Den g/lvl ste $1000 incls hydro, Whole hse avail $2500 incls hydro. Avail Apr 1, n/s, n/p, priv w/d in both ste’s. 604-781-1579 bdrm rent gearedrent to POCO, 2PRAIRIE 2 bdrm income, must have children, geared to income, must quiet have family complex, no complex, pets. Call children, quiet family no 604-468-1243 pets. Call 604-468-1243

PT MOODY Old Town Center, 1 BR upper ste avail now. Newly reno’d. $750 + utls. 604-218-7660

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQ 2 BR townhouse, quiet family complex, no pets. $965. 604-942-2277 NEW WEST 3 BR, River view, avail May 1. $1332. For details www.queens-ave-coop.ca

BBY SOUTH, 2 BR, full house, 1 bath, $1450/mo + utils, Near all amens. Call 778-323-4558

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

COQ 2 BR bsmt ste, incls utils, hydro & cbl, n/p, n/s, $995. w/d, Avail Now. 604-931-5216

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

COQ, Lough Mall. 4 BR. New kitch. F/p, 6 appl, f/yard, garage. Nr schools, bus stop & Hwy 1. $1850/mo. Immed. 604-527-7793 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

6590

Rooms

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

604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.ca

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

TAKE OVER LEASE, New West. Close to Skytrain & Braid St, NW. 12 mths left. 1850sf Warehouse, $1850. Zoning M2. 604-817-2768

BBY ROOMS avail, w/d, n/s, n/p. Prof person. $450 & $500 incls util, pkng. Av now. 604-434-5578

6595

North Burnaby

7005

Body Work

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

Lawn & Garden

8015

Appliance Repairs

Call Nico: 778-878-2369

604-939-1519

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Park’s Landscaping

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

8125 SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

8030

Carpentry

CARPENTRY- STRUCTURAL work, beams, framing, mouldings. Professional, precise & licensed. Call 778-233-0559

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

* 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 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

Drainage

RNC DRAINAGE

−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791

8080

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

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842 HANDYMAN SPECIALIZING Reno’s, Carpentry, Tiling, Drywall. Call Mike 604-376-0912

8155

Electrical

* Power Raking, Aeration, Fertilization Program * Spring Yard Clean-up & Pruning * Landscape and Garden Design and Construction * Cedar Fencing

Marc • 604-315-8954

LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE, spring cleanups, spring projects, Aries Bobcat, Dave 604-808-9017

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

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

8087

310-JIMS (5467) Excavating

BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

604-518-3571

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

A & W Landscape • Tree & Hedge, Clean-up, Power Wash, Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 MARC’S LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING. Spring Yard Clean up. 604-315-8954

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020 AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 EXP PROF movers fully equip, piano specialist. Evening moves available. George 778-875-8202

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist

# 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

Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 28 years exp.

Landscaping

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

8073

Gutters

Residential & Commercial Lawn Contracts • Full Service ❏ Hedge Trim’g / Pruning ❏ Weed / Moss Control ❏ Yard & Garden Clean-up ❏ Garden Installations ❏ Pressure Washing Call Dan • 604-862-4678

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

604-724-3832

Magic Star Painting

Spring Specials $ 3 ROOMS 299 (Walls Only)

Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510 ❏ SPRING CLEAN UP ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Lawn Cut Contracts ❏ Weed ❏ Yard Maintenance Insured. Guaranteed. John • 778-867-8785

PHOENIX MASSAGE CTR. Now Open - New Girls Chinese,

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today!

2263 Kingsway at Nanaimo St. Van., 604.294.8038

To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

Japenese, Korean, Punjabi, Thai, Caucasian. Great Massage Now Hiring. 10am-Midnight every day.

8160

Great time to get Hedge & Pruning done. Also book now for your Power Raking & Aerating. Owner/Operated. Honest & Reliable. Licensed & Insured.

Planning on R E N OVAT I N G ?

Suites/Partial Houses

BACH /1BTH BRAND New Near Douglas College Coquitlam New basement suite - Own W/D, Microwave, Firdge, Stove, Dishwasher. NS, NP. $675. 604-375-6737

Flooring/ Refinishing

GARDENS BEAUTIFUL

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

BBY CAPITAL HILL Lrg 1BR, Furn’d , suit student, share/kit/liv room, W/D. $550 incutls, cable, net. Apr 1. NS/NP. 604-708-1157

6602

8105

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Shared Accommodation

6595-10

Alarm/Security

BBY S., top flr 2 BR, 1 bath, huge deck, $990/mo + 50% utils, N/p, N/s, Nr amens. 778-895-4558 COQ. 2 BR, granite, SS appl., priv w/d, d/w, alarm, h/wd flrs. Ns/np. $995/mo. Apr 1. 604-937-4756

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

8010

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

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

HOME SERVICES

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Atlas Vinyl Sundecks 'Your complete Sundeck Specialists' Vinyl Waterproofing, Deck Rebuilds, Custom Built Railings, Patio Covers, 778-285-2107

8220

Plumbing

BRO MARV Plumbing/Electrical, $48 Service Call. 24/7. Plumbing, Heating, & Plugs. 604-582-1598

Home Services

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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Collectibles & Classics

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Collectibles & Classics

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9160

Sports & Imports

HOT WATER tanks from $740 installed. Repairs & install boilers, furnace, gas fitting. Lic & insured. West City Ltd @ 604-518-8054 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-830-6617

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

8250

Roofing

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 604-308-9976

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

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

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

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

9130 1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

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

8255

Rubbish Removal

8309

Tiling

ALL TILING & FLOORING Kitchen • Bathroom • Flooring MIKE ★ 604-999-1562 PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, 20 Yrs Exp. Santo 778-235-1772

8315

Domestic

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

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

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

9173

Vans

2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country luxury Van. $15,995. #4212. w w w . mr f i n a n ce b c . c om . D l r #8214. 778-216-2007

9515

Boats

Scrap Car Removal

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

2001 Honda Prelude 200,400 kms, Auto, sunroof, Clifford alarm, auto start. All records avail. $6400. 604-992-5274

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

2006 HONDA CIVIC COUPE, 133k, fully loaded, exc cond, Asking $9500 obo. 604-805-7874

14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4750. 604-519-0075

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

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 2006 PONTIAC Wave, 4 door hatchback, automatic. 121,000+ kms. 1 owner, no accidents. Winter tires available. Excellent condition! $5000. 778-668-7854

Tree Services

Tree & Hedge •Trimming •Prune •Planting • Lawns •Full Landscape Services. AL @ 604-783-3142

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,250. 604-209-1039

9145 1991 CADILLAC Sedan Deville, 115k, garage kept, white/red leather. exc cond, $2300. 778-893-4866

WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items incl’d. Jim, 604-936-8583

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,600 obo 604-786-6495

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

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

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

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721 JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

Sports & Imports

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

Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. Call 604-521-1567 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

9160

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

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

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

2012 VW Jetta, 27,000kms, 5 cyl, 6 spd auto, no accid, like new. By owner. $19,998. 604-461-5851

2000 MOUNTAIN Aire 40’, 2 slides, 350 Cummins, new tires, rad, etc. inc tow jeep $67,000. 604 795-9967


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NEW FORDS INVOICE PRICING

PRE-OWNED VEHICLES

YOU CHOOSE

Buy with Confidence 30 Day /2000 km exchange no cost 6 month warranty full disclosure

FREE 2 year Ford Maintenance Plan % 0 FINANCING

RECYCLE YOUR RIDE UP TP

UP TO 72 MTHS

$

2012 FUSION SEDAN

STK# 123615

19,499

$

$

3000

1000 CUSTOM

TRUCK OFFER

2013 FOCUS SE SEDAN

STK# 133044

18,499

$

or

243/mo

$

*Price is $18519 @ 1.99%, 84 mths term, no money down

2013 FIESTA SE HATCHBACK

BEST PRICING IN BC 2005 CHRYSLER 300

7,976

$

STK# 2561715

2007 PONTIAC G5 SDN

16,549

$

or

218/mo

STK# 134518

$

25,995

$

or

385/mo

$

*Price is $17073 @ 1.99%, 84 mths term, no money down

*Price is $26519 @ 1.49%, 72 mths term, no money down

2013 EDGE SEL SPORT UTILITY

2013 EXPLORER SPORT UTILITY

STK# 134949

30,995

$

or

465/mo

STK# 135026

$

35,995 or

2012 TRANSIT CONNECT

6,829

$

2011 FORD TRUCK EDGE LTD AWD, NAV

STK# 1119812

31,388

$

2011 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LS AWD

STK# 1139705

23,888

$

2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 4WD CREW

or

523/mo

STK# 124112

$

*Price is $32519 @ 4.99%, 72 mths term, no money down

2009 TOYOTA YARIS SDN

7,998

2008 HONDA CR-V LX 4WD

Mouse type

STK# 2991825

10,288

$

STK# 2899720

2004 NISSAN MURANO SE AWD LEATHER & ROOF

2008 PONTIAC TORRENT GXP AWD

8,888

$

STK# 2499658

16,988

$

STK# 2849524

2007 FORD F150 XLT 4X4 CREW

15,288

$

2011 FORD TRUCK RANGER SPT 4X2

563/mo

2013 F150 XLT 4X4 SUPER CREW

31,995

$

STK# 2806512

$

*Price is $36519 @ 3.49%, 72 mths term, no money down

$

5,895

$

STK# 2639601

$

*Price is $31519 @ 1.99%, 72 mths term, no money down

STK# 136443

2008 FORD FOCUS S SDN

2013 ESCAPE SE ECOBOOST STK# 2749718

STK# 133817

2006 CHEVROLET COBALT LS

STK# 2711614

15,995

$

STK# 1119854

2007 PONTIAC MONTANA SV6

14,988

$

2006 CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS

22,499

$

PLUS BONUS $3000 UPFIT OFFER

Selling price does not include doc fee of $499 and applicable tax. Payment includes doc fee and tire levy but not tax. All payments are based on approved credit. Sale ends on Friday March 29, 2013.

STK# 2639807

16,580

$

STK# 2779493

7,888

$

STK# 2631610

$

6,880

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