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School trustees will provide more details on proposed cuts at a meeting Tuesday at the district’s offices.
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email@example.com School District 43 officials knew they would have to make cuts to deal with a ballooning deficit, and on Tuesday employees and the public learned just how deep the reductions will be once the budget is done. To make up for a $12.1-million projected operating deficit for the 2013/2014 school year, the district is looking at cutting six per cent of its staff across the board. More specifically, it’s proposing to cut 142 pos-
itions within the district. A further breakdown of the numbers has the district cutting 81 teachers, 19 teacher assistants/special education assistants/youth workers along with 32 clerical/custodial/IT and facilities positions and 10 from administration. The staffing cuts add up to $11.5 million in savings. Some of the positions being cut will be offset by attrition, with as many as 30 staff in various positions already putting in their retirement papers for the end of the year. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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Two of three Tri-cities U-21 men’s soccer teams advance in cup play. . . . . . . . . 34
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Coquitlam hears new bear stats NO BRUINS WERE KILLED LAST YEAR DUE TO GARBAGE, BUT FOUR WERE PUT DOWN
John KURUCZ firstname.lastname@example.org The fact that no bears were killed due to garbage accessibility in Coquitlam last year is being met with cautious optimism from the city’s top urban wildlife staffer. “It’s a first in my time with the city, but I don’t want to toot our horn yet,” said Drake Stephens, Coquitlam’s urban wildlife coordinator. “It could be environmental conditions, there may have been a lot of berries out for them, and it may have been the luck of the draw in that when they did get shot, they weren’t caught in garbage.” Stephens spoke to the Tri-Cities NOW a day after he issued a recap of wildlife activities in the city to council in committee in Monday. The report notes that four bears were destroyed last year in three separate incidents: one was killed after it killed livestock, while another was destroyed after it became habituated to food deliberately placed out by a resident. The third incident saw a sow and her cub killed after repeated efforts to build a den underneath a residential home. “The more people who realize that there are bears in their neighbourhood, the more vigilant those people are being,” Stephens said. “When I drive up to the Westwood Plateau or up on Burke Mountain, I’m really
Drake Stephens, Coquitlam’s urban wildlife coordinator, said four bears were killed last year in the city, one after a resident deliberately left food out for it. happy with what I’m seeing.” Another encouraging highlight coming out of the report is the fact the contractors
and tradespeople, particularly in the Burke Mountain area, are instituting a zero tolerance policy for garbage left on job sites. Those
problems began to persist in 2010 and 2011, though last year signalled that progress was being made. “[Contractors] have stepped up to the plate,” Stephens said. “They’re the ones cracking down on their employees now. We were being the enforcers a year ago, but I see them now as having their own best practices. They’re sending people home if they’re found to be doing that.” Of the 624 wildlife inquiries fielded by city staff last year, 511 — or 82 per cent — were related to bears. Calls about raccoons (28) and coyotes (24) came in at second and third respectively. Other inquiries reported sightings or complaints around cougars, bobcats, skunks and deer. Just over 900 calls to the Conservation Service hotline in Victoria were recorded in 2012, compared to 889 in 2011. That year saw eight bears destroyed and four others relocated. More than 1,100 homes received warning notices for improperly stored garbage last year, with only one residence receiving a $500 fine. As for 2013 plans, Stephens noted that the city will move ahead with printing brochures and other information in a series of different languages, while continuing education efforts in newly developed parts of the city. twitter.com/johnkurucz
Fewer geese at Como Lake New candidate in PoCo riding
TARGET NUMBER IS 40, COQUITLAM’S PARKS SERVICES MANAGER SAYS
LU TO RUN FOR LIBERALS John KURUCZ
John KURUCZ email@example.com The number of Canada Geese at Como Lake Park appears to be on the decline. A staff report issued at Monday’s council in committee meeting shed light on the amount of geese in the popular park, and the reasons for their seemingly unsustainable numbers. An issue that was first flagged by residents and staff in 2009, the overabundance of geese in the park saw more than 190 geese recorded in both 2010 and 2011. Last year’s peak numbers saw those totals sit at 121. “We’re aiming for a sustainable level where it doesn’t rise above about 40 geese. That’s kind of our target at this point,” said Lanny Englund, Coquitlam’s urban forestry and parks services manager. The influx of geese was originally thought to be due to the park being a nesting habitat. However, staff have since concluded that Como Lake Park serves as a place of refuge for the geese as they shed their flight feathers, a period referred to as moulting season. “They look for a site that they think is going to be safe enough for those six to eight weeks when they’re not going to be able to fly,” Englund said. “Over a period of two to four weeks, all of a sudden, the numbers go way up because all these geese are coming to Como Lake Park.” The numbers typically spike in the early summer months, with 196 geese being recorded in late June 2011 and 193 in 2010. The problems associated with large goose populations include excessive pollution, fecal coliform concerns, and a drop in oxygen levels in the lake itself. Since 2010, the city has instituted a series of measures aimed at curbing those high numbers: eggs were addled, additional vegetation was planted and a number of geese were relocated to the areas along the Pitt River.
Last year’s peak number of geese at the lake was 121.
Last year, a number of the geese that were relocated had yellow bands placed on their legs in an effort to track the city’s relocation efforts. A staff report notes that if this year’s numbers continue to be excessive, those same relocation efforts will be used again.
firstname.lastname@example.org She’s the youngest of any Liberal running in next month’s election, and she’s pitted against an NDP mainstay who’s gearing up for his sixth provincial election. The odds of victory don’t look too compelling for 24year-old Barbara Lu, but the recently announced PoCo Liberal candidate isn’t letting her youth and relative inexperience get in her way of attempting to defeat incumbent MLA Mike Farnworth. “[Farnworth] has a lot of name recognition and people don’t quite know who I am yet, except for the odd sign that we’ve just started putting up,” Lu told The Tri-Cities NOW Wednesday. “So my plan is to get out there and knock on as many doors as possible and get to the know the community.” Born and raised in PoCo, Lu attended Archbishop Carney Secondary and is a recent Simon Fraser University (SFU) grad. While up on Burnaby Mountain, Lu studied political science and focused on Canadian public
Barbara Lu is running for the B.C. Liberals in PoCo.
policy. She worked for the Liberal party before deciding to give politics a go, and cites the economy, youth engagement and transportation as her key election talking points. “The economy is the biggest thing for me, and I think for British Columbians in this election,” Lu said. “Do we want to leave our kids with a government that is OK with leaving them with debt, or a government that is balancing the budgets and looking further than the next four years?”
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firstname.lastname@example.org Electric car owners can not only get their fill of the sun at Rocky Point Park, they can also top up their vehicle for free. On Tuesday, the City of Port Moody unveiled four new electric vehicle-charging stations set up around the community. Two other stations are located at the Port Moody Recreation Complex and Kyle Centre, while a fourth is in the city’s works yard. That works yard station will be used to serve the city’s fleet of vehicles, and facility visitors. “Installing electric vehicle charging stations is another way the City of Port Moody is advancing our sustainability goals,” said Mayor Mike Clay
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Port Moody has unveiled four electric charging stations. in a press release. “Electric vehicles improve air quality and reduce the use of fossil fuels. We’re making it easier for our community to make a sustainable choice that readily benefits future generations.”
The city matched a grant it received from the provincial government for $16,000 to install the charging stations. The four new stations are part of more than 500 stations expected to open across B.C. this spring.
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Changes are also being proposed to class sizes. The district is proposing enlarging kindergarten to a class size average of 20 students, from the current 18.8, and moving grades one to three class sizes to 22 students from a current average of 21.1. Grades four to 12 classes would still be capped at 30, but some smaller classes would be bumped up to the 28-to-30 maximum. The district is also planning to reduce draw time by 50 per cent, eliminate a laptop initiative for one year, and reduce staff development and all district accounts and supplies for another $1 million. Both district officials and the school board were left apologizing to a full house at a public budget meeting for the errors that have taken place in the budgeting process. Supt. Tom Grant said the deficit was partly caused by a lack of funding from the province and errors made in past budget processes. He said in hindsight, the district overestimated revenues and underestimated costs. Grant said the district has faced and dealt with deficits before, but conceded officials need to review practices and improve procedures so such a situation doesn’t happen again. “When presented with the numbers as a district team, we did not apply the critical oversight we should have, and I want to acknowledge that mistake and accept the responsibility of that oversight and lack of leadership at this time,” he said. Grant also suggested the district should have made hard decisions around the budget last year. Board chair Melissa Hyndes was also apologetic for the budget woes. “I am sorry, I will take the brunt and the blame for the board because that’s our job, but it will never happen again,” she said. Hyndes said the board is committed to finding out exactly why the district was so far off on the budget, which could include a forensic
audit of the books. She suggested the board is open to the idea of an audit, but the group has yet to sit down to formally discuss it. Hyndes also said the board will pressure the province for more funding in the future. But the budget has angered the head of the local teachers’ association, which is urging the district to perform the audit. Coquitlam Teachers’ Association president Teresa Grandinetti said she has no faith in the numbers being provided by the district, and can’t understand how it was so far off. “There is no way you can make a $12-million [mistake],” she said, adding she believes either information wasn’t given to the board, or some information changed, or the district’s wish list was too high. Whatever the case, she said the quality of education will suffer in the district as a result of the budget. “I’m pretty devastated — 81 positions is huge,” she said. And there are a whole host of challenges putting pressure on the district’s budget for next year, including declining enrolment, employee benefit increases, teacher pension plan increases of 1.3 per cent, retirement benefit increases, inflation on service and supplies, transition from HST back to the GST/PST and increasing special-education needs. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart was also at the meeting and said the city is willing to work with the district to cooperate on operating costs where possible. The district is also continuing to work on a plan to tackle the deficit for the current year, which now stands at $8.1 million. One possibility is to repay the money back to the province over a five-year period that would include a grace period in the first year for stabilization. The district is expected to provide a greater breakdown of the proposed cuts at another public budget meeting, set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at 1100 Winslow Ave. in Coquitlam. twitter.com/jertricitiesnow
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A deadly crash along Lougheed Highway Tuesday has the mayor of Coquitlam calling for changes to the stretch of road where the collision occurred. Mayor Richard Stewart said he’s going to be consulting with city engineers to see if a no-post barrier can be
put in to divide the highway between Colony Farm Road and Orchid Drive. “I want to see one happen,” he told The Tri-Cities NOW, adding he’s been told in the past the road isn’t wide enough to include a barrier. Stewart said he also plans to meet with ICBC to get the insurance company on board with the idea, adding he’ll likely need the support of
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Pitt River Road intersection, when it crossed the centre line. The vehicle clipped two other cars travelling eastbound, before colliding with a third car, a Nissan Sentra. The 24-year-old driver of the mini-van was taken to hospital with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the Sentra died at the scene. Police have not released the dead man’s name, but note he was a New Westminster resident in his 70s. RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said it could take weeks before investigators determine the exact cause of the crash. However, he said investigators don’t believe alcohol or drugs were factors. Chung said police are still not sure why the van crossed the centre line.
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firstname.lastname@example.org A group of young men learned the hard way why it’s not the best idea to carry a paintball gun out in the open. On Sunday, Coquitlam Mounties were called after witnesses spotted a man in the back of a truck carrying a gun at around 5:30 p.m. Police managed to stop the vehicle on Pinetree Way just north of Lougheed Highway. But as is the case with a possible weapon, the attending officers initiated a code five take down, which means police guns were drawn. The three men inside the truck were ordered out oneby-one, with one of the passengers briefly being taken
into custody. The RCMP quickly realized the weapon was actually an assault rifle-style paintball gun, and the trio had done nothing illegal. “Only when you hold the gun in your hand, you’d be able to tell it is a paintball gun,” RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung told The Tri-Cities NOW. Police wouldn’t disclose the suspects’ ages, noting all three were eventually let go, but not before a stern warning from the cops. Chung said the lesson for anyone transporting a paintball gun is to put it away. “It is a potentially dangerous situation for the officer and it’s extremely dangerous for the person holding what appears to be a gun,” he said.
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Runner recalls marathon experience
COQUITLAM NATIVE AVOIDS INJURY IN BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
Dan OLSON email@example.com It was a memorable event in so many bad ways — but in the darkness there was also light. The horrific explosions that struck the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday affected people across the globe, as runners, volunteers, spectators and family of those involved continue to absorb the impact and images from the bombing. Three people died as a result of the explosions, while a handful of the injured remain in serious condition days after the event. Nearly 200 people were taken to hospital from injuries suffered from the two bombs that rocked the famous race. For Courtney Powell, the contrasting images and experiences of her trip are still unsettling. “You finish the race and you’re in a state of elation, and then you’re in state of shock,” said Powell, 25, in an interview Thursday with The Tri-Cities NOW. “My friend Javier [from Spokane] was dehydrated and at the hospital when it happened, when all the people were being brought in. He is still in shock from what he saw.” The Coquitlam runner, one of approximately 2,000 Canadians registered for the race, had finished approximately an hour before the explosions rocked the marathon’s finish line at 2:50 p.m. Boston time. She was staying at a downtown hostel and first learned of the explosions when
concerned family members — nearly 15 minutes faster than her best time set last called. “I was just going to take a year in Victoria. Her time put shower when my phone kept her 86th among women in her age division. going off.” She remembers during People were advised to stay off the streets while emer- the race wondering where gency services and police Heartbreak Hill would appear investigations continued dur- and a volunteer telling her ing the early evening, but that she was already at the Powell did get out to see the peak of the infamous hill. “I thought, eerie sight of Wow, that’s near silent great. In streets in the Coquitlam we metropolis. have some “There were There were real hills like police officers police officers Thermal and ever ywhere and sirens everywhere and Mariner — I run up Mariner going off, but sirens going off. quite often.” when I walked An artist around it was – Courtney Powell who grew up really quiet in Mission, with no one Powell was around. running in It was a just her fourth very strange marathon, feeling.” The majority of the run- after picking up the sport serners at the hostel she stayed iously just 18 months ago. “Before this I really didn’t in had not completed the marathon when they were do anything [athletic],” she pulled off the course. Images recalled, other than competof the injured and the heroic ing for Heritage Park’s crossambulance, police and fire country running team during services, along with a throng her high school years. “As soon as you do take up of volunteers rushing to help, left a powerful impression, running it becomes an addiction. You need to run… It’s she said. “I went out in the city on really improved my life and Tuesday and there were a ton made me a real positive perof people out, showing their son. It’s one of the things I do support for those who were for me.” While she initially thought injured and who helped. It was amazing, a real show she’d like to return, Powell of strength and resilience,” now says she’d have to consider it carefully before runnoted Powell. The whole tragedy was ning the Boston race again. “It was an amazing event, contrasted by her own marathon experience, which saw the race for me,” she said. “I the fairly new runner set a was originally thinking about personal best in crossing the doing it again but now I’d finish line in 2:57.37 minutes need to think about it.”
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Fight hard and keep it clean
.C. politics has been termed a “blood sport,” and election campaign trails are often said to be littered with the “bodies” of unsuccessful politicians. But those are figurative expressions — metaphors for events in which the blood is only visible to those who live and breathe politics, and the bodies strewn about get up and walk again, although sometimes never again in the paths of politics. Now that the writ has dropped and the election campaigns are officially underway, we expect the candidates to come out of their corners swinging. We expect them to hit hard and land some solid blows against their opponents. We expect them to fight to win. But we also expect them keep the dirt on the floor of the arena, where it belongs. We want a good, hard, clean fight. Just as in boxing. We want to be able to appreciate the battle, to suss out the strategies, and to learn each combatant’s strong and weak points. Because when this month-long contest has run its course, we’re going to have to choose one of them to get into the ring in Victoria and fight on our behalf for the next four years. We want the best candidate for the big job that lies ahead. We don’t want a lightweight. We want someone with strength and stamina, with the condition required to go the long haul. And we want someone who will represent us the way we would want to represent ourselves: with grit, determination and a deep sense of fair play. Politicians, like boxers, may fall down occasionally. Not all of the candidates will win. That’s part of the game. As long as they keep it clean, they deserve our respect for taking their best shot, and for offering us their service.
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Goodbye, fuzzy-sock days
on’t you hate it when you envelop your stone-cold feet in a pair of deliciously rich and fuzzy socks on a dreary Metro Vancouver evening, only to realize when the aforementioned socks are removed hours later that there are irremovable balls of fuzz clustered between each of your toes? And then the frustration that follows when the fuzz balls stealthily fall away from your toes and attach themselves all over the carpet, clinging on for dear life so that they become simply too tedious to remove. Before long, your mom is telling you to remove your fuzzy pink deposits from her clean carpet, but there are too many of them, so you have to grab the vacuum cleaner, but the vacuum is downstairs and you are upstairs and it’s all just such a big hassle to drag the heavy cleaner up all those stairs ... I can’t be the only one experiencing this problem. Is it too much to ask of fuzzy-sock-making companies to invest in higher quality fuzz? As much as I love the comfort of my socks, I am debating whether or not they are worth the hassle of having to chase relentless fuzz throughout all three levels of the house. There has to be some kind of shed-free material out there that would act as a valid replacement. However, I no longer have to feel stressed out over my fuzzy sock problem for one sole reason: spring! Yes, the warmer weather is gradually embracing us sun-deprived souls and making me feel like I need to be barefoot 24/7; hence, the socks are pushed into the depths of the sock drawer where they can hibernate until next winter. With spring comes a newfound wave of refreshment and inspiration that has been non-existent in the last few months. I suddenly find myself being extremely productive when it comes to household affairs. Both my room
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and my bathroom experienced a major cleaning, and while I squatted uncomfortably in the bathtub scrubbing the heck out of the neglected tiled walls with a Mr. Clean magic eraser, I was enveloped in a clean bubble of satisfaction, knowing that this little feat would improve my quality of life (or at least my showers). I’m not usually one for cleaning, and every room I enter generally turns into a disaster zone, but there was something about seeing that clean bathroom glinting in the sunshine that put a smile on my face, and I vowed to do it more often. Similarly, my bedroom and closet also underwent the spring-cleaning process. While reorganizing all my belongings into well-labelled piles (things-to-keep, things-to-donate, thing-to-trash, thingsto-recycle, and things-to-shove-backunder-the-bed), I took the chance to “renovate” and “spring-ify” the room so
that it reflected my surprisingly chipper mood. The sun is solely responsible for this rare display of cheerfulness, helpfulness and kindness. For plastering a goofy permanent smile on my face. For shouting over-enthusiastic “Hi’s!” to random strangers on the street when walking by. It makes me feel more purposeful. As soon as I wake up in the morning and feel the warmth against my closed eyelids, my mind instantly skips over that foggy, it’s-too-early-to-be-conscious stage and straight to a today’s-goingto-be-fabulous! state. This definitely helps me to be more communicative and pleasant to be around. But of course, living in Metro Vancouver, we can’t avoid the rain. So, after days of whimsical sunshine, when I wake up to the sound of a pelting rainstorm, my usual grumpy, non-communicative, pessimistic self returns, and those around me who have been enjoying my behaviour for the past few days shake their head and say, “It was great while it lasted.” Meanwhile, I am holed up in my room, listening to the rain, getting goosebumps on my arms, and digging through my sock drawer because my feet are cold. Grace Chen is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam.
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LETTERS LET’S HAVE CAMERAS IN DAYCARES
Re: “An unimaginable loss,” Wednesday, April 17. I was reading the story about the poor family who lost their little boy due to an incident at a daycare. I feel every daycare should have webcams running all day which have a clear view of every area of the daycare so parents can check in whenever they want to view their child. Webcams are inexpensive and I’m sure the parents wouldn’t mind pitching in a bit extra to ensure the daycare-cam is set up and running. Any daycare worker unhappy with being watched is a daycare worker that I would be suspicious of. If I were running a daycare I would automatically provide that service for parents to put their minds at ease. I vote for daycare cams. Hey, how about going further and having preschool cams and school cams? Lisa Bunnage Coquitlam
WHAT A MESS
Re: “School district announces $8M deficit,” Friday, April 12. Well, well, here we are in another fine mess. In 2002, my youngest child was in Grade 2 at Cedarbrook Elementary, one of three schools closed in Coquitlam due to the School District 43’s budget debacle. I can’t begin to describe the stress that parents, students, teachers and administrators went through that year. Unfortunately, I remember it all too well. My son, now in Grade 12, will be finished with the public school system in a few more weeks and I’m more thrilled than he is. This year’s budget shortfall has already created stress as our school’s principal has scrambled to return money earmarked for much-needed supplies and other things. Melissa Hyndes was on the board in 2002. This week, she was quoted saying that “Mistakes were made. No doubt about it … we’ve seen what the problem is …” Really? After 10 years, why are mistakes of this magnitude being made by people who’ve been at these jobs a while? Who failed to properly analyze the numbers and forecasted projec-
tions? I have a pretty good idea how you’re going to “make this right,” Ms. Hyndes. To start with, good teachers will lose their jobs and more stress will be placed on administrators and still-employed teachers left to deal with larger class sizes, let alone parents and students. Shame on you. It’s time for new blood and fresh ideas on the board, and I know exactly where the cuts should start. If I had this to do all over again with my kids, I would seriously consider private school. Debra Purdy Kong Port Moody
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me to live a healthy, active and safe life. Sadly, not everyone can afford to have one. Last year, the Canadian Diabetes Association released a report looking at the economic benefit of expanding coverage of insulin pumps for all British Columbians living with Type 1 diabetes — an investment that would save the province up to $5.3 million per year by 2032. In British Columbia, it is estimated 31,356 people are living with Type 1 diabetes. Switching from multiple daily insulin injections to an insulin pump can improve A1C values, reduce complications and increase the quality of life for people living with Type 1 diabetes while, at the same time, provide significant cost savings to British Columbia’s health-care system. Currently, the insulin pump program is only available to age 18. The average out-of-pocket expenses for people with Type 1 diabetes who use an insulin pump to better manage their disease is $3,200. For me, my costs are approximately $6,000 a year. Also, now we have the Baby Boom generation who are retiring, and many company medical plans cease at the time of retirement. Linda Zumm Port Moody
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Music for InQuiring Minds tonight at Evergreen SHOW WILL FEATURE WORKS BY MOZART, PAUL HINDEMITH AND ROBERT SCHUMANN
John KURUCZ email@example.com Accomplished orchestral musicians from across Metro Vancouver will convene on Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre tonight for a show that’s being billed as both exciting and thought provoking. Music for InQuiring Minds gets underway at 8 p.m., and the evening’s repertoire will include pieces from Mozart, Paul Hindemith and Robert Schumann. Joining Quiring Chamber
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Pottery exhibit on display this weekend PORT MOODY ARTS CENTRE IS ALSO SHOWING HISTORICAL PHOTOS OF THE CITY
John KURUCZ email@example.com It’s the kind of feast where gnomes, astronauts, birds and hockey players are all on the list of invitees. Those characters and more can be found in the Tri-City Potters’ exhibit “Fantastic Feast,” which is one element of a series of centennialthemed exhibits now showing at the Port Moody Arts Centre. Housed in the centre’s 3D Gallery, Fantastic Feast is based loosely around the concepts that were on display at a recent clay symposium in Burnaby: the focal point of that exercise was to challenge ceramicists and potters alike to think outside the box in creating their pieces. That challenge was accepted by about 20 local potters belonging to the group, and their works will be on display at the arts centre this Saturday and Sunday (April 20 and 21). “I asked our members to think about a different kind of feast,” said Gillian McMillan, who serves as the events coordinator for the Tri-City Potters. “You decide who’s coming to the feast and you design some pieces for them.” Unlike past exhibits, the local potters asked a juror to vet which pieces would
make it into the show. The works of 26 potters were looked at, though only 20 made the grade. According to McMillan, originality and interesting ideas won the day, while the juror also looked for craftsmanship and quality. The works that are now on display are also set up alongside a book with artist statements explaining what each artist made and why. “This kind of thing pushes people beyond their comfort level,” McMillan said. “The thing is to always try and stretch your abilities.” McMillan’s entries in the show are called the Blue-footed Booby jug, and the Gravy Jug Bird, and both works reflect her penchant for combining function with fancy. “I have a passion for making things by hand and having people use functional pieces that are hand-made, rather than factory-made,” she said. Also included in the month-long exhibit is a series of historic photos depicting iconic places and people from around Port Moody dating back well before its inception as a municipality on April 7, 1913. Some of the artifacts on display in the Plum Gallery include the first ballot box ever used in the city, the official Port Moody seal, and a Remington typewriter from
Gillian McMillan, a founding member of the Tri-City Potters, is taking part in a Port Moody Arts Centre show. before the city’s incorporation. “This exhibit is for anybody who has the slightest interest not only in Port Moody, but about what life was like 100 years ago,” said arts centre society president Ann
Kitching. The process of uncovering all of those items did present some challenges, however. According to Kitching, that search took her through the homes of a few long-time residents, while many of the rar-
est pieces in the exhibit were borrowed from City Hall. “Everybody that you can think of has buckled down and helped with this,” she said. “And we do thank the City of Port Moody, because they saved our bacon. These
are the things that bring a community together.” For more information around centennial events in the City of the Arts, log on to www.portmoody.ca/index. aspx?page=694.
Grade 11 student named city’s poet laureate
Port Moody now has a youth poet laureate to call its own. On April 9, Port Moody teen Megan Edmunds was named the city’s Centennial Youth Poet Laureate. The Grade 11 Gleneagle
Secondary student topped the competition with a poem called “Taking Root,” which focuses on change and the eventual acceptance of a new home, drawing parallels between the original pioneers of Port Moody and today, accor-
ding to a Port Moody Public Library press release. Edmunds can not only call herself the city’s poet laureate, but she also took home a $500 cash prize. As part of being named poet laureate, the teen will
appear at various centennial events throughout the year, while the poem will be included in a time capsule. The runner-up was Heritage Woods Secondary Grade 12 student Colin Fehr. twitter.com/jertricitiesnow
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Exciting or vacuous and empty — you decide THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES DRAWS POLARIZING REACTIONS FROM VIEWERS
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n this review I have represented two opposing views characterized by P and Q (common variables in logical formulas). P expresses my opinions while Q signifies the views of the person I watched this movie with. P: The Place Beyond The Pines is an achievement of nearly the highest magnitude. It is a great, inventive, riveting and thought-provoking film. At its best, it is superlative cinema. Q: You’re overreacting! This is a dull, empty work. P: Most of the time, cinema’s greatest masterpieces are highly polarizing. Take the immediate reactions to Space Odyssey, for example. Q: Did you catch the contrasts in the To watch a narrative? P: Yes! Luke is a motorcycle stunt rider trailer for this film, download performing for an in-town exhibition. the free Layar He is an uneducated, poor wanderer. We are told he was left fatherless at a app to your young age. When discovering the birth smartphone and of his son after a one-night stand, he scan this page begins pulling his life together. Luke is an incarnation of male extremes: tattooed, muscular and a motorcycle rider. Only after discovering that he is a father does he make the mental leap from boyhood to manhood and its accompanying responsibilities. By contrast, Avery is a well-educated rookie cop. He resided in one town as part of a stable upper-class home. He is clean shaven, well off financially, and, initially, a loving husband to his wife. Avery and Luke cross paths when the latter starts to rob banks to provide for his son and gain the trust of his son’s mother. Q: Despite all the contrasts between the two fathers, the similarities are conspicuous. Both men try to do their best in raising their children. However their attempts are squandered by their poor choices. There is no hero in this epic tale of how the sins of fathers scar their children. P: The film is told in three distinct acts that are all connected by fathers and sons. This appears to be the overarching theme of the film. The mothers are present, but they are viewed as procreators. The boys really want to be raised by their fathers. Q: Two out of four stars! P: What!?
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Q: I found the film empty and vacuous. A strong sense of hopelessness was rampant. One father is trying to be good, but he just doesn’t know how to be. A second father is obsessed with his career and doesn’t give his son enough attention or time. Nowhere in the film is there a good example of what a father should be. This is not like Courageous, where bad fathers become good fathers and good fathers become better ones. This lack of a good example is what explains the sense of hopelessness that I felt when leaving the film. P: I think you completely missed the point. This is not a message picture where all the characters and the audience get to walk away free and learn an important lesson. Cianfrance is after something much more than that. His use of lengthy shots and a prominent visual impressionistic style all seem to be pointing at something higher: a feeling, an aura, a sense of how things tend to work between people. Q: So then you agree that it is empty? P: From its intimate beginnings to its epic conclusions, The Place Beyond The Pines is not only an exciting picture, but it’s also something new. Joshua Cabrita is a Grade 11 student at Riverside Secondary. He is a founding member of the school’s movie club, where students meet to view old classics and discuss their meaning and significance. One of his audacious dreams is to become a full-time professional film critic. Visit Josh on Facebook for any reviews you missed or film analysis video essays.
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Don’t wait for an illness to find balance
ome parents don’t listen to their children unless they’re misbehaving, but wise parents are proactive and involved; they know what their kids are up to … especially when they’re quiet. This is something we all know, but when we’re putting out fires at work, we may neglect the other important areas of our lives. Our personal health is one of those areas. A lot of people don’t think about their health until something goes wrong. Even then, they may neglect the body’s messages: poor sleep, chronic tiredness, nagging aches and changes in the bodily functions they take for granted. But health isn’t defined as the absence of disease, and good health care is not just the treatment of illness. I define health as the opti-
mal balance of the important areas of your life and achieving your positive potential in each of those areas. Just as your organization has mission and vision statements, I believe each of us should have a personal mission statement and a vision that serves as a compass. By looking at our compass as we go about our daily lives — rather than when we’re already lost, we are more likely to stay on track. My personal mission is to achieve my positive potential in life and to help others achieve theirs. At work, I seek to do more than solve each patient’s list of medical problems. I seek to see the whole person, their challenges in the context of their emotional, physical and social health, and to help them achieve their personal goals. But few of us will achieve our goals unless we articulate
Dr. Davidicus Wong them. This is not unlike how executives will define their organization’s goals and their strategy to achieve them. Each day, I look at my mandala — a large circle with 10 smaller spheres around its perimeter. Each of the spheres represents an important area of my life: my family, mental well-being, emotional health, rest and play, spiritual health, social health, physical well-being, work, financial well-being and environmental health. Each weekday, I spend a moment to consider just
two of those spheres. For example, on Monday I may think about my family and social life. I have chosen three or four goals for each sphere and I use them as guideposts during the week. My goals for my family are to spend enough time and attention with my spouse and children, to nurture each relationship and to maintain a loving and supportive home. On Saturdays, I reflect on an 11th circle that I place at the centre of the mandala. It represents my calling. To borrow from Jim Collins’ From Good to Great, your calling is the intersection of your passions (what you love to do), your talents (what you do better than anyone else) and the needs of the world. It is what you must do to find meaning. It is your gift to the world. On Sunday, I reflect on how I have balanced the
shorter rest break during the morning and the afternoon. Although I may have the occasional evening meeting for my nonprofit organization or for community education, my daily goal is to be home for dinner. A healthy balance in your life doesn’t come naturally. We and our lives are in constant motion and change is inevitable, but to be at our best, we should strive for that dynamic balance.
important spheres of my life during the week. What have I been focused on? What have I neglected? To attend to your health and to find balance in your life, you can’t afford to wait until your next vacation or serious illness. You can’t wait for a quieter time to start eating healthier meals, catching up on sleep, cutting down on alcohol, quitting smoking or starting an exercise program. You have to recognize the priorities in your life and add them to your schedule until healthier living becomes a routine. I get to bed by 9:30 p.m. to wake up each day at 5 a.m. I’ll swim 80 lengths at the pool and be back home in time to have breakfast with my family and drive my daughter to school. During a busy day at work, I’ve scheduled time for a healthy lunch and a
Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at the PrimeCare Medical Centre. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. He is a regular Tuesday morning guest on Jill Krop’s AM/BC talk show on BC1. You can read more about achieving your positive potential for health at davidicuswong.wordpress.com.
GENERAL ELECTION The 40th Provincial General Election is Underway. Who Can Vote? You can vote if you are: • 18 years of age or older, or will be 18 on General Voting Day (May 14, 2013) • a Canadian citizen, and • a resident of British Columbia for the past six months Voter Registration is Easy Register online at elections.bc.ca/ovr or call toll-free 1-800-661-8683 until April 23, 2013. If you aren’t registered by April 23, you can register when you vote. You’ll need identification that proves both your identity and residential address. A complete list of acceptable identification is available from Elections BC. How to Nominate a Candidate A candidate must be nominated in writing by 75 eligible voters of the electoral district. Nomination kits are available from your District Electoral Officer or online at elections.bc.ca Deadline for Nominations Nominations must be delivered to your District Electoral Officer by 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, April 26, 2013.
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• ANIMAL: CAT • BREED: DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR • SEX: SPAYED FEMALE, ADULT Bento is big girl with a sweet disposition. She’s adjusted well to shelter life and is more mobile than she looks! We often ﬁnd Bento on the top of kennels or cat trees so her weight doesn’t slow her down. Bento’s a friendly and chatty cat who would likely do well in just about any home. She’s keeping to herself but is coexisting well with the other cats.
• ANIMAL: CAT • BREED: DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR • SEX: NEUTERED MALE, ADULT Dali is a big handsome boy, likely around 5 years old. He is very mellow and often found lounging on his back. Dali is affectionate and friendly and loves a good snuggle. Dali has some food allergies but we’ve found a diet that works for him. He could easily live in a multi cat home as he’s quite comfortable around other cats.
• ANIMAL: CAT • BREED: DOMESTIC MEDIUM HAIR • SEX: NEUTERED MALE, ADULT Chibs is a big handsome boy who was in rough shape when he arrived. After getting a full lion shave he’s feeling much better and ready to ﬁnd a forever home. He can be a bit timid at ﬁrst, but then he turns into a big cuddle bug. Chibs might be okay with other cats but he’s been on his own because he was getting picked on by another male cat.
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eeding wildlife may seem like an enjoyable way to connect with nature, but it can often lead to serious problems for species like squirrels, raccoons, deer and bears. Wild animals who get used to a handout will often take the easy route despite ample natural foods being available — even in urban areas. Although it might seem harmless and cute to feed a squirrel on a park bench or ducks at the local pond, these activities can lead to increased habituation. Fed wildlife can become dependent on unreliable food sources and suffer nutritionally when given inappropriate foods. Habituated wild animals are also more susceptible to predators and vehicle collisions, as they lose their fear of people and the associated flight response. In other cases, wild animals that have been fed regularly can develop food-seeking aggression and become hostile towards people and pets. Human carelessness can also lead to urban wildlife becoming habituated. Putting garbage out the
Lorie Chortyk evening before pickup, using non-wildlife-proof bins, keeping pet food outside, leaving fallen fruit on the ground and littering can lead to situations where wild animals — and their offspring — are killed unnecessarily. One area where the experts disagree is on the feeding of migratory birds. Whether you agree or disagree with feeding birds, it is the most widespread and popular form of human-wildlife interaction worldwide. Although the BC SPCA prefers you to attract birds naturally with native plants, if you are going to feed migratory birds, please: • Ensure feeders are not accessible to other species. Use baffles and “proof” feeders; • Keep cats indoors and ask your neighbours to do so
as well; • Clean feeders regularly with a 10-per-cent bleach dilution to prevent disease outbreaks; • Feed only seasonally when natural resources are limited; • Consult your local bird feed or nature store to determine the right feed for the season and the species; • Place feeders in protected areas, out of the rain, snow and wind; • Place feeders as far away from windows as possible. If they must be near a window, place them less than one metre away and use UV window decals to prevent injury; • Don’t ground feed, and clean spilled seeds frequently to avoid attracting rodents; • Do not use herbicides, fungicides or pesticides in your yard; • If maintaining a hummingbird feeder in winter, ensure that it does not freeze, as it is likely the only food source for the birds that are using it; and • Never feed ducks, geese, swans, gulls, herons or eagles. For more information, visit spca.bc.ca.
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Kit and Kat have a new friend, Ping! He was added to the pair because someone wanted to adopt all three, but sadly they never came back. The three are now bonded and must be adopted together. They are all small sized, but will need a large inside enclosure to ensure they have lots of room to hop around.
Alice and Frankie (white and light brown rabbits) arrived at the shelter together and we are guessing they are sisters. Bunky arrived separately but decided he needed a few ladies in his life. Since they got along so well, we decided to leave them as a bonded trio. They will need to ﬁnd a home together as they are so close. We realize what a commitment adopting three rabbits is so please inquire about fostering these three buns.
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A new start for Stan surrey man saved by rch cardiac team Stan Sierpina, deep in thought about the year ahead, pulled into the driveway of his Surrey home. It was 5 pm on January 2, 2013. Noticing some graﬃti on the hydro box outside his home, he grabbed some cleaning supplies and set to work. While washing his hands, he felt a slight tug in his chest and an uncomfortable, strange sensation in his cheek bones. He immediately called his wife Lynn. “His voice sounded strange enough for me to leave my full shopping cart and go straight home,” recalls Lynn. “Stan deﬁnitely wasn’t himself and so we called 911. “I was really scared by then because Stan is the guy who never gets sick. I followed the ambulance in tears.” The local hospital ran a series of blood tests and then ordered a CT scan. By now Stan’s ﬁngernails were blue and his blood pressure and heart rate were both low. “Stan and I thought he was having a reaction to the chemicals he had been working with but the CT results showed that Stan had a tear in his aorta. He was to be transferred immediately to the cardiac centre at RCH where a team was standing by to do open-heart surgery. We both dropped our jaws in surprise,” says Lynn. “I was 64 years old,” says Stan. “For forty years I have done all the right things to stay in shape, and here I was, headed for heart surgery.” At 3 am, the cardiac team, led by Dr. Daniel Wong, performed a six-hour operation: “Stan had an Intramural Hematoma; basically a tear in the wall of the aorta, the main artery in the body. Replacing part of
Stan Sierpina is grateful to spend time with his wife Lynn and their grandchildren after recovering from surgery to repair a tear in his aorta, the main artery in the body. Donor-funded technology played a vital role in Stan’s care.
the aorta is a big, high-risk operation, but one that was needed to save his life.” Lynn and the entire family anxiously awaited the results of the surgery. In the early morning hours, Dr. Wong met them with a big smile and the words, “All good news, just as advertised!”
Stan recovered at RCH for ﬁve days after the operation before going home. Stan and Lynn have four grown children and two grandchildren. “Thanks to the team at the RCH Cardiac Centre, I will live to see another Christmas with them all,” says Stan. ■
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province, RCH will need to expand not only its diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services for patients but also its research and academic focus. As always the power of our donors and needs of our patients will light the way to our new future. No one believed in this more strongly than David Worthington, our Board Vice-chair, who passed away on April 5th. We are grateful to have beneﬁted from David’s expertise, commitment and kindness. He will be greatly missed. Yours sincerely,
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My father gradually learned to breathe and walk on his own again. I know he would not be where he is today without the knowledge, hard work and determination of the many staﬀ, physicians and therapists that cared for him. Becoming a volunteer at Royal Columbian has not only allowed me to give back in a small way, but also learn more about the hospital environment, as I work towards my social work degree. I hope to one day aﬀect individuals and families in the same way that the RCH staﬀ has impacted mine. ■
June 2011 will forever be etched in my memory, as my father was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and admitted to RCH where he remained for ﬁve months. His failing lungs required him to be ventilated and placed in a medically induced coma for 20 days in the intensive care unit (ICU). The ICU was an unfamiliar and discouraging place initially, but the staﬀ helped create a home away from home for us. Taking the time to get to know us not only oﬀered some normalcy in our lives, but also helped alleviate the Grateful RCH Volunteer Amanda Yuen with her mother Grace, father Les and sister Pamela of stress of having a loved one in Coquitlam. Les spent ﬁve months at RCH being treated for a life-threatening lung condition. the hospital.
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Where the students run the shop win-win for both students and rehab patients After a career as a leader in BC’s booming real estate development industry, Maureen Enser now ﬁnds that she is the one being led into new territory. “I want you to close your eyes and take a deep breath… be aware of any tension you are feeling and relax those areas,” coaches Walter Chung, “I like working with the students as they are very interested in what they are doing,” says rehabilitation patient Maureen Enser. a second-year student of UBC’s Occupational Therapy program. walk and think clearly. Recently retired as CEO of the Since suﬀering a serious concussion in early January Urban Development Institute, Enser is ﬁnding it chal2013, Enser has been recovering her abilities to speak, lenging to redevelop abilities she once took for granted.
“Walter’s job is to help me regain my independence,” says the Port Coquitlam resident. Chung is one of scores of physical therapy and occupational therapy students who have been fortunate to land a placement at the RCH Student Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, perhaps the ﬁrst of its kind in Canada. Here, the students pretty much run the shop, and have helped hundreds of people in the Fraser Health region grapple with the eﬀects of stroke, bone fractures, hip or knee replacements, or other conditions that hinder their mobility and daily living activities. The students are closely monitored by a clinical instructor in each ﬁeld, who must approve the students’ initial assessments and treatment plans, and who often assist in the early stages of treatment. Prior to the clinic opening in 2009, there was no outpatient service for patients nearby, so patients would have faced long waiting lists, restrictive eligibility criteria or the need to pay out-of-pocket at a private clinic. ■
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Urologist Dr. Brian Yang has a new weapon in the battle against benign prostate disease – the GreenLight Laser. Funded by RCH Foundation donors, the $160,000 laser is the most advanced and eﬀective way to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the prostate gland that obstructs the normal ﬂow of urine. “The procedure takes about half-an-hour and patients are able to return home in the same day rather than spending two-to-three days in hospital,” says Yang. The highly eﬃcient procedure also reduces
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RCH Cardiac Centre is rated amongst the top three cardiac programs in Canada in terms of the intensity of care our patients require. It treats more than three times the number of severe heart attack patients than any other hospital in BC; and is the only hospital in BC that can perform open-heart surgery on a pregnant woman, and provide specialized care for her baby. ■ “This shouldn’t have happened. I’m young, I eat healthy, I run 40K a week…there’s no history of it in my family. But from the moment you’re born until you pass, at some point you’re going to need the caring hands of medical professionals, and, if you’re fortunate enough to be cared for by the quality staff at RCH, you’re blessed.” Open-heart surgery patient Johnny Gahir, 37, of Surrey, who was treated for a persistent and life-threatening heart condition at RCH.
“The Cardiac Team at the RCH saved my husband Wally’s life. I will be forever grateful to them for giving us more years to love each other and our children and grandchildren. I will never be able to thank them enough!” Sandy Buono, wife of Wally Buono, the BC Lions General Manager and much-loved coach of nine years. In November 2004, Wally Buono was admitted to Royal Columbian Hospital and underwent triple cardiac bypass surgery.
“If I did not have our baby at RCH, I would not have survived. I was in the right place at the right time and had some of the best physicians I could have asked for at my bedside.” Amie MacNeil, 27, of Abbotsford, who, following the birth of her son, went into cardiac arrest while suﬀering from severe postpartum bleeding when her uterus would not contract. “Royal Columbian Hospital performs over 850 open heart procedures a year with a planned growth to over 1500 cases over the next 10 years making it the biggest program in BC. RCH is playing a pivotal role as the centre for leading edge cardiac surgery services in the province.” Dr. Shahzad Karim, Division Lead for Cardiac Surgery.
“The strength and size of the cardiac program is what brought me to RCH. We embody rapid surgical recovery, which enables our open-heart surgery patients to return to a higher quality of life, sooner.” Jeﬀ Kain, Registered Nurse, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSICU).
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“Our government is bringing cardiac care closer to home for patients and their families living in the Fraser Health region and across the Lower Mainland. Modern technology and innovative advancements in care will improve access for seniors and other patients requiring specialized health services at Royal Columbian Hospital, a provincial centre for cardiac and neurosciences care.” The Honourable Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, MLA, Minister of Health, on the occasion of the Multipurpose Interventional Suite opening, October 2012.
“With the recent opening of the Multipurpose Interventional Suite, we can now provide all of the cardiac services that our patients need, closer to home. We no longer have to transfer them to another hospital that in the past, often resulted in unnecessary treatment delays, which frustrated and posed health risks to patients.” Dr. Margaret Blackwell, Cardiologist.
RCH Foundation is raising funds this year for critically needed equipment througout RCH. Your donation to our hospital directly impacts the quality of care we can provide. To help RCH continue to deliver the best in cardiac care, visit rchcares.com or call 604.520.4438.
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SHINE raises $280,000 sixth annual gala celebrates spirit of rch More than 400 donors, RCH staﬀ and physicians, patients and community leaders danced the night away at this year’s SHINE Gala. They did so to the tune of $280,000, which will support the work of RCH Foundation helping RCH deliver the best in healthcare. Special guest, the Honourable Dr. Margaret Mac Diarmid, Minister of Health, shared her gratitude for RCH’s expertise in caring for her rare and serious meningitis infection in November 2009. She also reaﬃrmed the Ministry of Health’s commitment to the redevelopment of RCH. Hosted by CBC On The Coast’s Stephen Quinn and Lisa Christiansen at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the event featured a jewel-studded live and silent auction, and late-night dancing courtesy of Jesse Cahill’s NightCrawlers and special guest Jim Byrnes. ■
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THE BEST LITTLE CLUB IN THE LOWER MAINLAND...
The Port Moody Soccer Club is a non+pro#t organi/ation bringing soccer opportunities to all le0els of the game for kids ages "+*. in Port Moody. -ur organi/ation is comprised of *"'' players, )"' coaches, and a cast of "', 0olunteers. -ur mission is to foster and de0elop the physical, mental and emotional growth of all youth soccer players, through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS Online Registration for all returning and new players for the )'*&+)'*$ season is now open. %isit our website for more info about the registration process, fee structure, team placement and more.
PMSC TECHNICAL DIRECTOR JOHNNY SULENTIC
Former Whitecaps FC, St.Pauli, Croatia FC, and Canadian National Team player, Johnny Sulentic will be working closely with the (! + (*& players on Player Development (skill & tactical play).
2013-14 PROGRAMS AT GLANCE:
There are so many exciting things happening at the Port Moody Soccer Club. Here are a few of the player development programs we are offering for the )'*&+)'$ season. Be sure to visit our website for more details.
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2013-2014 EVALUATIONS The Port Moody Soccer Club is holding evaluation sessions for the following age groups and divisions throughout April and May:
BU13 Div 1/2/3 ()''* born)
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Adults need to supervise and teach kids pool safety skills
t’s spring and time to prepare for the warm weather. I am taking swimming lessons, sort of. I am involved in swimming lessons for babies and because my daughter has twins I have the MODERN PARENTING joy of being the extra adult Kathy Lynn in the pool with one of my grandchildren. Teaching kids how to swim is a basic necessity in a country surrounded by water and sprinkled liberally with lakes, ponds and rivers. There are also all sorts of outdoor water sources from sprinklers to run through, to small blow-up pools to fullsized backyard pools. The two ways we can help our kids be safe around the water are to supervise them and teach them how to swim. If your kids are going to be spending time on the beach or at a lakeside cottage, it is important that there be clear guidelines for their activities. It may be that they are to wear lifejackets when they play in or near the water, that they don’t go out without an adult and that they play or swim with a buddy. It is important that you enforce these rules; they may save your child’s life. The two ways Just as pools and fun go we can help together, pools and accidents our kids be also go together. I really hate to pick up my local newspaper and safe around the read about another child who has water are to drowned in the backyard pool. supervise them It’s always a tragedy and usually preventable. and teach them It is easy to forget that children how to swim. can drown in a backyard pool as easily as in the ocean or a lake. –Kathy Lynn We also know that babies can easily drown in the bathtub when Mom turns her back for a minute or runs out to quickly answer the phone. Like the tub, the pool becomes familiar. It’s easy to overlook the potential danger and it’s easy for parents to let down their guard. So what are the considerations when you have a backyard pool? Even if you don’t have young children, kids come to visit so the rules still need to be in place. As a matter of fact, when it’s visiting kids you need to be extra vigilant because they won’t know the rules and expectations. They may be extremely excited at the possibility of swimming in someone’s backyard and you may not be aware of their ability or experience around water and water play. A fence should enclose pools; in most municipalities this is the law. But often, the fence encloses the whole backyard, which means it is accessible through the house or garage. The pool should have its own separate fence, which small children can’t open. The fence needs to be difficult to climb and have
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a latch that is on top and self-closing. Then unsupervised youngsters can play safely in the yard. Pool play needs to be supervised. Once children can stand easily in the deepest part of the pool and can swim, they don’t need an adult on the deck at all times but no one should ever swim alone and an adult should be within easy call. These rules will vary depending on the depth of the water in the pool. A pool with a deep end requires more vigilance. Don’t leave to answer the phone. Either let it ring or use your cell. You think you will just be gone for a minute but we all know that calls can extend in length before we know it. Make sure visiting children have permission from their parents. It’s also a good idea to insist that all children bring their own towels (thus ensuring that they go home to get permission from their parents and reducing your laundry pile). Develop obvious rules: no pushing or holding kids underwater, no peeing in the pool; if you can’t touch bottom, you need an adult with you. Make sure you go over the rules with
the kids before they get in the pool. If they are returning friends, just have them tell you the rules to remind them of the expectations. Pools are also lots of fun and can be the focus for many summer barbecues. Invite friends and colleagues over on a hot day and let them relax, cool off and have fun. A swim at bedtime is a great way to ensure a good sleep. As a matter of fact, swimming is good exercise for the whole family. Water play is refreshing, great exercise and tremendous fun, just take precautions and relax. And now, I am going to see if I can keep up with an eightmonth-old in the water! Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. To sign up for her informational newsletter, go to parentingtoday.ca.
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Toyota Scion FR-S delivers sports car fun
oyota has worked long and hard to establish its reputation of offering comfortable, practical and reliable automobiles. Unfortunately, this effort has resulted in some critics labelling Toyota as being too conservative. However, those critics always seem to forget about the Scion, Toyota’s fun-loving brand that’s making a real difference. About a decade ago, the Scion was introduced to create unique cars that allowed their owners to stand out from the crowd — while still providing the reputable quality for which Toyota is known. The naysayers also have forgotten past “milestone” cars introduced by Toyota, which were designed to influence many generations of drivers. The all-new Scion FR-S was produced through inspiration of such past cars as the Toyota 800, the 2000GT and the AE86. Throughout the design process the core goal was to achieve “pure balance,” a hallmark of those past achievements.
IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT David Chao
However, Toyota was not alone in this venture. It jointly developed the FR-S with Subaru. While this partnership is rather unorthodox in today’s automotive scene, it’s refreshing to see two companies working together for the benefit of the consumer. The result is an affordable, good-looking, back-to-thebasics sports car. By the way, the FR-S is marketed in other regions such as Japan as the Toyota 86 or in some cases, the GT86.
The Sports 800 was Toyota’s first production sports car back in the 1960s. Its distinctive combination of a front-mounted boxer engine and rear-wheel drive was the key feature imple-
The Toyota Scion FR-S was produced through the inspiration of such past cars as the Toyota 800, the 2000GT and the AE86. It’s priced at $25,990 for the six-speed manual version and $27,170 for the six-speed automatic. mented into the FR-S. Through the use of Subaru’s newly developed 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated, four-cylinder boxer engine, the FR-S is currently the world’s only production car with such a layout. Because
the engine is flat and compact, it can be mounted very low and close to the centre of the car. This placement results in a near 50:50 front-to-rear weight ratio and a low centre of gravity comparable to some exotic
supercars. To reflect the FR-S’s unique architecture, the exterior boasts a remarkably sleek and low profile, heavily influenced by the 2000GT. The aerodynamic shape of the FR-S channels air neatly
over the top and the low stance enhances its aggressive look. The sharp lines of the wide/lower intake and angular headlights complement the muscular front fenders. Reinforcing the overall CONT. ON PAGE 28
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theme is the sleek rear fascia along with the aerodynamic treatments around the dual exhaust system. Design elements from the 2000GT are also reflected in the interior cabin. The dash top in the FR-S features a “flat horizon” design reminiscent of the “simplicity” theme from the 2000GT’s dash. This serious cockpit sets the FR-S apart from its Scion siblings. The brand’s usual flashy instrument display and adjustable mood lighting are replaced by quick-to-read analog gauges and muted material colours. While the Sports 800 and the 2000GT strongly influenced a number of the FR-S’s elements, the inspiration for this car also came from the AE86. The AE86 was a moderately priced sports coupe that never boasted big horsepower numbers. Instead, it relied on its lightweight and well-balanced chassis to make it a solid choice for driving enthusiasts. The FR-S has kept its weight to a minimum through the use of an aluminium hood, and by featuring a trunk design instead of a hatchback. Finally, the iconic ‘86’ piston emblem
located on the front fenders highlights this car’s AE86 heritage.
The FR-S is a classic frontengine, rear-wheel drive sports car, which is far too uncommon these days in this price bracket. One of the clever things the designers did was to give this car normal size tires which let go a bit earlier, instead of going with the really wide tires with loads of grip. This feature allows the driver to feel the playfulness of the car without having to
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go mega-fast. Some may think that “less grip” concept doesn’t make sense, but in reality, it enhances the fun factor in this car. The engineers have created a solid chassis that allows the kind of handling and performance that are simple, agile and a joy to drive regardless of the road conditions. Need to stop in a hurry? No problem — the FR-S has solid brakes and a well-modulated braking system that make the car as effective in stopping as accelerating. On a deserted back road, CONT. ON PAGE 29
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*Lease offer available on new 2013 Altima Sedan 2.5 (T4LG13 AA00), CVT transmission/2013 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG53 AA00), manual transmission. 1.9%/0.9% lease APR for a 60 month term. Monthly payment is $286/$178 with $0/$0 down payment or equivalent trade-in and includes freight and PDE ($1,695/$1,567) and no Security Deposit required. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km per year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $17,184/$10,695. Includes $150 Dealer Participation on 2013 Altima Sedan 2.5 (T4LG13 AA00), CVT transmission. Conditions apply. See your Nissan retailer for details. ! $25,243/$16,415 Selling Price for a new 2013 Altima 2.5 Sedan (T4LG13 AA00), CVT transmission/2013 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG53 AA00), manual transmission. Includes $150 Dealer Participation on 2013 Altima Sedan 2.5 (T4LG13 AA00), CVT transmission. " Models shown $34,293 Selling Price for a new 2013 Altima Sedan 3.5 SL (T4SG13 AA00), CVT transmission/ $21,515 Selling Price for a new 2013 Sentra 1.8 SR (C4RG13 RT00), CVT transmission. *!"Freight and PDE charges ($1,695/$1,567), certain fees where applicable, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where applicable included. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes), air-conditioning tax ($100), (including excise tax and fuel conservation tax, where applicable) are extra. Finance and lease offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between April 15th, 2013 and April 30th, 2013. †Fuel economy from competitive intermediate/compact 2013 internal combustion engine models sourced from Autodata on 13-12-2012. Hybrids and diesels excluded. 2013 Altima/Sentra fuel economy tested by Nissan Motor Company Limited. Actual Mileage will vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only. 2013 Altima: 2.5L engine (7.4L/100 KM CITY/5.0L/100 KM HWY), 3.5L (9.3L/100 KM CITY / 6.4L/100 KM HWY). 3.5L shown. 2013 Sentra: CVT transmission (4.9 L/100 KM HWY / 6.6 L/100 KM CITY/5.8 L/100KM COMBINED), manual transmission (5.5 L/100 KM HWY / 7.5 L/100 KM CITY/6.6 L/100KM COMBINED), CVT model shown. 2013 Pathfinder: Ward’s Large Cross/Utility segment. 2013 Pathfinder vs. 2012 and 2013 competitors. 2013 Pathfinder S 2WD fuel consumption estimate 10.5 L/100 KM (27 MPG) CITY and 7.7 L/100 KM (37 MPG) HWY. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison purposes only. ∞TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 IIHS evaluations, with no less than acceptable in any test. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. For details see www.iihs.org.
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A view of the Toyota Scion FR-S’s rear seats. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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it can make you feel so alive. The steering, the brakes, the gear changes, even the seat — all allow you to feel exactly what the car is doing. Cars with this kind of fun factor are often too harsh to live with everyday, but with the FR-S, that’s not the case at all. It’s actually an easy car to drive to/from work or to/from your local stores, and surprsingly comfortable. Even though the suspension is firm, it copes with bumps with a manageable thump. On the highway, it’s reasonably quiet too. The estimated fuel efficiency is not bad, at 8.2L/100km combined efficiency. However this brings us to the FR-S’s most contentious point: its engine. Output is 200-hp, which in today’s sports car market is at the shallow end of the pool. This may result in less straightline speed than some of its competition, but the light chassis and low centre of gravity allow you to maintain more of your speed through the corners. Ultimately, this car is not about numbers. Sometimes you just can’t measure the happiness factor you feel based on horsepower numbers. The car isn’t designed to bring neck-breaking acceleration, but the overall feel is more than sufficient to please even the most discriminating drivers of “fast” cars.
The FR-S is priced at
$25,990 for the six-speed manual version and $27,170
for the six-speed automatic. It comes with quite a few
standard features, including keyless entry, Bluetooth,
a 300-watt stereo system, CONT. ON PAGE 30
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The FR-S has one of the best driving positions of any small sports car. Since you sit low, it does feel “racy,” but the dash is also quite low so you get a great view out. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re above average in height because there’s plenty of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel. Visibility is very good too. The FR-S is nicely fitted with a decent level of equipment. There’s only one model to choose from, and the available options for the FR-S are somewhat limited to make the entire purchasing process simple. With so many positives it’s hard to come up with any negatives. However it’s obvious that the rear seat space and trunk capacity are not the car’s strengths. The lack of power and torque are not detrimental but may affect some buyers who are always looking for “high numbers.” Other than that, what can you say about a simple sports car with affordable pricing that boasts light weight, good balance, and superb handling
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While the FR-S achieved the goal of manageable power within an affordable, easy-to-use package, some people will always ask for more. Some will ask for more power, more grip and higher grade interior components.
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Dear Tom and Ray: I’m looking to resolve a brake discussion between me and my dad. Do you think you two can help? My car is a 1996 Honda Accord, four-cylinder, fivespeed. I understand that the emergency brake is designed for emergency situations, such as when the usual braking power is not enough to stop the vehicle or the braking has failed completely … hence the name “emergency brake.” However, is the emergency brake able to be used slowly to help stop the vehicle daily? Does pulling back on the brake handle one click at a time to help slow the vehicle harm the braking system or present any danger? Many thanks. — Todd RAY: We’re guessing that you’re the “brake puller” in this family, Todd. You’re probably doing this because you think it’s an easy way to prolong the life of your regular brakes. But you may be surprised to know that the hand brake is actually designed for parking, not stopping. Hence its real name, the “parking brake.” TOM: It used to be called
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ally, break the parking brake cables if you use them that way every day. TOM: The other type of parking brake employs its own, separately housed drum brakes on the rear wheels. Using those brakes will provide some additional braking. However, these parking brakes are not very robust, can be hard to access and can be very expensive to replace. So you may save $3 worth of brake pads in a year and cost yourself a $300 parkingbrake job. RAY: Either way, it’s not a good idea to use the parking brake for day-to-day stopping. Now, in an emergency, if your regular brakes aren’t working, you absolutely should try the parking brake. I mean, why not? You’ve got nothing to lose. And if it’s in good working condition, it might actually help you avoid a collision. TOM: But it’s not designed to stop a car that’s travelling at speed. So you can’t count on it for that. And using it for that purpose every day will mean it’s less able to do its real job: keeping your car from rolling into some mobster’s Cadillac when you forget to park it in gear. And if you think brake pads are expensive, try new knees.
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WHO WILL BE THE BIGGEST WASTE LOSER? Who inspires you to do more to watch your waste-line? Port Coquitlam residents have until Sunday, April 21 to vote for their favourite Waste-Loss Challenge contestant and be entered in a draw for prizes. Since Jan. 14, four PoCo households have been sending as little as possible to the landﬁll and sorting their waste properly as they compete for prizes and the title of Biggest Waste Loser, according to a press release from the city. Along the way, they have been submitting video and written blogs about their waste-loss journey. Port Coquitlam residents can visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/ wasteloss before April 21 to check out the blogs and wasteloss tips and then vote for the most inspiring contestant. Voters will be entered to win an iPad Mini or $200 Canadian Tire gift card. “I think the Waste-Loss Challenge was a great learning experience, challenging me to research what changes I could make to reduce our household waste in a responsible way, including setting up a composting bin,” noted the Hanans, a single mother and young daughter. The Hubbards had already been avid recyclers, but were surprised at how much more they were able to reduce their garbage. “We now put more in the green bin and very little plastic in the black bin. When Carol became too ill she encouraged me to continue alone, but I needed the help of my girls. They are now much better recyclers!” Organization was key for the Saggus, a family of four. “By organizing bins throughout our home, we learned how to use all three carts effectively, which in turn taught us to reduce our waste by changing our shopping habits as consumers.” According to the Hobenshields, also a family of four, “Recycling is simple if you use your head. We need to be thinking about what we buy and where the packaging will end up. It saves us money now and so the kids don’t pay in the future.” Votes can also be cast at contest displays set up at city facilities through April 21, as well as at an interactive wasteloss display at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (the same time as the Kids Only Swap & Shop). Visitors can speak with city staff and some of the contestants while learning what more they can do to reduce waste. The Biggest Waste Loser and the winner of the draw prizes will be announced at the PoCo city council meeting on Monday, April 22. To select the contest winner, the city audited the four households’ waste carts for both weight and proper sorting
throughout the 12 weeks. Contestants were also provided with resources and audit results to help them improve along the way. The four families were selected in December following a city-wide call for contestants. They’re competing to win one of four donated prizes: an iPad, an iPod Touch, a Kindle Reader and a digital photo frame. All contestants will also receive a year’s supply of compostable paper food scraps bags. Contest details and waste-loss resources are posted at www. portcoquitlam.ca/wasteloss. Are you watching your waste-line? Top ﬁve tips from the Saggus: • Purchase items that are packaged with the most recyclable content. • Set up recycling and green waste bins throughout your house. • The green waste bin can be lined with newspaper. • Recycle your Ziploc bags at participating retailers that offer voluntary plastic bag take-back programs. • Organize miscellaneous recyclables accepted by nearby depots into your garage bins. Top ﬁve tips from the Hubbards: • Make it easy - get organized with handy indoor bins. • Make it fun and involve the whole family. • Think before you toss something in the garbage — can it be recycled with a little effort? • When you buy, think about packaging, and save #6, #7 and non-coded plastic. • Spread the word! Be proud of what you are doing! Top ﬁve tips from the Hobenshields: • Organize your waste. You need six sorts - Deposit, Blue Box, Metal, Green, “Pay-to-dispose” and Garbage. • Separating your “Pay-to-dispose” will help you be more disciplined in your shopping. • Garden composters are key to helping children understand that products have life cycles too. • You don’t need those bags at the green grocer. You’re going to wash it anyway. • It’s easy. Just get started. Top ﬁve tips from the Hanans: • Make small changes; it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. • Reduce what comes in, cancel junk mail and get bills and statements via email. • Get your whole family, especially your kids, involved. • Use your bins properly, and use drop-off stations and depots when necessary. • Review and research if you aren’t sure, and take a few minutes to make sure you are sorting correctly.
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The Coquitlam Sharks Swim Club hosts a free “Try It” day from 1 to 3 p.m. at the City Centre Aquatics Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Attendees can try their hands at waterpolo, synchronized swimming and diving, and all that’s needed is a bathing suit, towel and the ability to swim 25 metres without stopping. E-mail info@coquitlamsharks. ca for info. Terry Fox Library screens Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted from 2 to 4 p.m. The Grated film is free of charge. Call 604-927-7999 for info. Tri-City Singles Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion at 2513 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The club gives singles 50-plus an opportunity to meet new friends, and enjoy activities like concerts, dining, theatre, day trips and travel. Membership is $20 per year, and new members are welcome. For more info, call Vicki at 778-883-6108. The Close Friend 50+ Singles Social Club meets at the Port Coquitlam Legion, 1332675 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo at 7 p.m. The group offers dining, dancing, theatre, travel, walking and hiking for those 50+. For info, call Nina at 604-941-9032.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Friends of DeBoville Slough embark on a nature walk celebrating Earth Day at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough (at Victoria and Cedar drives) and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. E-mail info@
fodbs.org for more info. Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society meet at 10:30 a.m. in Room 3 of the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way. Info: 604-937-4130. Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre branch hosts financial advisor James Leung, who will speak about investment strategies. Chinese translation available if needed. Registration is required for this free program. Call 604-937-4155. Coquitlam Chorale Presents its annual spring concert, Through the Eyes of a Child, at 7:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. Call 604-9276555 for ticket info.
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Coquitlam Chorale Presents its annual spring concert, Through the Eyes of a Child, at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. Call 604-927-6555 for ticket info. Riverview Horticultural Centre Society and Burke Mountain Naturalists co-host a heritage walk on the Riverview Hospital site. This is an opportunity to learn about the historical significance of Riverview, the treescapes and the buildings as well. Meet at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building at 1 p.m. For a site map visit www.rhcs.org, or for more info call 604-2909910. Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation hosts a day full of biking and cycling safety activities in advance of the annual Wheel 2 Heal fund-
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School District 43 Parent Advisory Council hosts a discussion in the gallery room of Winslow Centre entitled, What Makes Your Kids Click? How Parents Can Engage and Connect With Children in a Digital World. Guest speaker is SD43 principal of energy and sustainability Dave Sands. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., while the discussion runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at http://dpac43davesands.eventbrite. ca. Alternatively, phone 604-939-3960 and leave your name, phone number and number of people attending. The Winslow Centre is located at 1100 Winslow Ave. in Coquitlam.
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Milestones Coquitlam hosts its first ever Charity Gala in support of the Coquitlam Foundation starting at 6 p.m. A three-course dinner, entertainment and a silent auction are on tap. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased at the restaurant (2745 Barnet Hwy.) or via e-mail at email@example.com. Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts guest speaker Barry O’Neill at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Dr., from 7 to 9 a.m. for a free discussion on the “The 10 per cent shift.” O’Neill will speak to the benefits of shifting 10 per cent of spending towards local
businesses and producers. Info: www.tricitieschamber.com. Tri-Cities Caregivers’ Support Group host a pair of caregiver support meetings in Coquitlam. The first runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Place Maillardville Community Centre, 1200 Cartier Ave. The second session runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court. Info: Karen Tyrell at 778-789-1496.
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Tri-City Stamp Club hosts a small stamp auction in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. Coquitlam. Viewing starts at 7 p.m., while the auction kicks off at 8. Info: 604-941-9306. Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier branch, hosts a Philosophers’ Café discussion at 7 p.m. on the topic “Should all scientific research be funded equally?” Event will be moderated by Nick Harden. Free admission, no registration required. Info: 778-782-5215. Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch in Room 3, hosts a Philosophers’ Café discussion on “The role of universities.” This is a free event starting at 7 p.m. that does not require registration. The moderator is former Anmore mayor Hal Weinberg. Info: 778-7825215. Art Focus Artists’ Association presents a free demo at The Outlet, 2100 - 2253 Leigh Square, in Port Coquitlam at 7 p.m. Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Wendy Mould, will demonstrate the use of watercolour and ink for artists and interested members of the community free of charge. Everyone is welcome. You can see the artist’s work at http://artbywendysblog.blogspot.ca.
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MEDALS FOR OMEGA Ilka Juk led the medal parade for the Omega Gymnastics Club at last week’s B.C. Artistic Gymnastics championships in Prince George. The pre-novice elite competitor topped her division, with gold medals in balance beam, floor and vault, and a silver in uneven bars. Scoring all-around silver was teammate Cathy Zhong, who posted the best mark in bars and tied Juk on beam. Grace Noble was third overall, with silver on floor. In national novice category, Seina MuraseCho registered silver all-around, powered by a gold effort on vault and silver on bars. She also placed third overall on floor. In P4 argo/tyro division, Megan Goble secured second all-around with the top marks on bars and third on beam. Havan Martinez, in P2 argo, tied for third overall. More results are at www.thenownews.com.
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As close to perfection as possible. That’s how Coquitlam Metro-Ford Xtreme coach Bruno Colangeli described his premier women’s squad’s 2-1 triumph over the Peninsula Highlanders in opening round Provincial A Women’s Cup play. “We had to be practically perfect, because they came at us fast and furious,” remarked Colangeli. While the Victoria rival had a strong edge in the opening 30 minutes, Coquitlam turned it on and matched the Premier A team over much of the final 60 minutes. Striker Phebe Trotman put the Xtreme ahead at the 40-minute mark, but Peninsula — with a roster that featured a few University of Victoria players, including Coquitlam’s Jaclyn Sawicki — tied it. Trotman’s second marker, set up by Elena Sanchez, came with nine minutes remaining. Metro-Ford now faces Prospect Lake this weekend in Victoria.
BIRDIES LEAD TO TITLE Coquitlam’s Jun Kang gained momentum to take the title at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s stop at Swan-e-set last week. Kang topped the boys’ 15-19 division with a two-day total of 149 (77-72). Kang endured the wind and rain in the first round and started the second round with back-to-back birdies. In the 14 and under division, Henry Lee finished third overall (76, 75-151), 12 strokes back of the lead. In fifth place was Coquitlam’s A.J. Ewart at 153 (76, 77).
North Coquitlam United’s Jeremy Edwards wins the ball against his Guildford opponent in Under-21 men’s provincial soccer action last week in Coquitlam. Guildford would advance on the strength of a 1-0 win.
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email@example.com Two of the three Tri-Cities under-21 men’s soccer teams survived the first round of the Provincial Doug Day Cup tournament with identical 2-0 victories. Moving on to the quarterfinals are defending champion Port Moody Lordco Gunners, who blanked the Richmond Olympics, and the Coquitlam Metro-Ford junior Wolves, who topped Saanich. For Port Moody, some caution in the opening 20 minutes gave way to a powerful team performance that saw Jack Livesley label a perfect low pass that Emad Agahi redirected for what proved to be the winner. “[Richmond] is a good, young team and we didn’t know what to expect, but that first goal sort of popped their bubble,” said Gunners coach Rick Sayers. Port Moody registered a couple of close tries off corner kicks by Santiago Vasquez,
but each time a Richmond defender stopped the ball on the line. Alex King cashed in a sharp left-footed strike in the 80th minute to round out the scoring. Goalkeeper Jeremy Gregory was in solid form, and received outstanding support from the backline, anchored by league MVP Wahid Mjaddidi and Sam Kullar. The Gunners now face the Victoria-based Highlanders Prospects on Saturday, 4 p.m. at Port Moody Town Centre. For Coquitlam, some key cardio work in the previous weeks set the table for a polished effort in their 2-0 win over Saanich. “It was an intense game but we worked them hard and strictly ran and ran and ran for fitness [last week],” said Wolves coach Russel Huggon. “The way the boys came out was perfect, we are back on track.” Cole Almond netted both goals, with the winner coming at the 20-minute mark. The Wolves midfield and defence didn’t
give much sunlight to the Saanich forwards, as Coquitlam withstood each rally. “They had a couple of moments where they looked a bit dangerous, but we withstood it,” noted Huggon. “The boys stuck together as a unit and got behind the ball whenever they lost it, just as we expected.” The Wolves now face league rival Estrella de Chile — a squad they edged 3-2 and tied 0-0 in league play. The quarterfinal goes Saturday, 5 p.m. at Coquitlam Town Centre. The North Coquitlam United u-21 men, meanwhile, delivered a solid performance against reigning Fraser Valley champion Guildford before falling 1-0 in the second overtime session. Despite having just 10 players for much of the second half and extra time, North Coquitlam were always in the game. “I was very proud of our young u-21 team,” said coach Chris Bennett. “This has now given our club a good platform on which to grow.”
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SFU hosts 2nd sports summit Dan OLSON
firstname.lastname@example.org t’s tradition that many head up the mountain for a fount of knowledge. That tradition will continue May 3 to 5 when Burnaby Mountain hosts the second Simon Fraser University Sports Summit. Presented by the B.C. Summer Swimming Association, the three-day event has its roots and some resources focused in aquatic circles. Organizer and SFU swim coach Liam Donnelly notes however that there are also presentations that cross sports boundaries, touching on topics of interest for any coach, official and parent. “We’ve attracted a number of speakers who speak on a broad range of sports topics, so I’m really excited about what we’ve put together,” said Donnelly. “They touch on different subjects in
various areas, and these are speakers reach their potential, while the second who are well-known for their know- seminar will dissect the crucial experiences of the 2012 Olympics. ledge and experience.” A three-time Olympian and former Among the guest speakers are individual medley record Canadian national women’s holder, Johns will be joined basketball coach Allison by his father Lawrie to disMcNeill, former Canadian cuss the key role parents play Olympic athletes Lori Fung in an athlete’s development. and Brian Johns, perform“It’s just a great message ance consultant Dr. Kirsten that resonates with both Barnes, former Canadian coaches and parents, and national synchronized swim applies to any sport,” added coach Susan Kemper and Donnelly. ProActive Coaching Inc.’s To see a video for this event, The May Summit is open Rob Miller. download the to coaches, volunteers and McNeill, from her vast parents, with individual years of experience, has free Layar courses costing $25. For chosen to give a couple of app to your presentations: Empowering smartphone and BCSSA members, discounted packages are offered. Your Children, and Lessons scan this page For more information from London. In the first course, McNeill discusses or to register, go to www.simonfraserhow parents can help their children aquatics.com.
Dalla Zanna sparks United to semis MINORSOCCER
Behind a four-goal effort from Alex Dalla Zanna, the Metro Select League’s under-18 boys MVP, the North Coquitlam United racked up a 7-0 victory over an injury-depleted Coquitlam rival last week in the Coastal Cup quarterfinals. Team captain Jordan Magnuson was a force on the field, and received stellar support from Brian Hope, with a goal, and Moreno Zanetti. United now advances to its third Coastal Cup semifinal in the last four years. • A two-goal performance by Alyssa Lum set the pace as the North Coquitlam u-17 girls Xtreme topped Tsawwassen 4-1 in their Coastal Cup quarterfinal last week.
Lum converted a penalty kick and on an 18-yard free kick. Also scoring were Hanna Parmar, off an aggressive forecheck, and Paige Warner. PORT MOODY The Port Moody under-18 girls Nitro advanced to the Coastal Cup semifinals with a 4-3 victory over North Shore in extra time. Ally Mandley completed her hat trick in overtime. Chipping in a single was Lindsay Kirk, off a first-half penalty shot. Anchoring a strong defensive effort was Chelsea Reed. North Shore cut ahead 3-2 with just four minutes left in regulation, before Mandley knocked in the tying tally with two minutes left to force overtime. For more soccer results, go to www.thenownews.com.
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Express see ‘futures’ in deal with Warriors BCHL CLUB EXPECTS TO NAME NEW COACH NEXT WEEK Dan OLSON firstname.lastname@example.org Check off two more parts of ‘future consideratons’ for the Coquitlam Express. The B.C. Hockey League club picked up another two players this week, after the West Kelowna Warriors announced the final pieces involved in the Jan. 10 deadline deal for Express captain Mitch Nardi. Coming to Coquitlam are defenceman Matthew Berry-Lamontagna and forward Brent Lashuk, who are both 19 year olds. A Vancouver native, Berry-Lamontagna contributed a goal and 10 assists over 50 games this past season, and chipped in five assists over 10 playoff contests. The six-foot tall blueliner, who turns 20 in November, also has 51 games of Western Hockey League action under his belt. Lashuk, a six-foot-two winger from Kelowna, cashed in nine goals and 11 assists in 42 games as a junior A rookie. “I have met [Berry-Lamontagna] and he’s very excited about playing for us,” remarked Coquitlam president Darcy Rota. “I’m going to speak with Lashuk and see how he feels [about playing for the Express]. He’s a big-sized boy and he missed some playoff games because of an injury... I want to see where [Lashuk’s] at and make him feel welcome.” Prior to committing to West Kelowna last season, Lashuk was considered a top recruit target by Vernon and Prince Albert of the WHL, among others. Meanwhile, management is interviewing their top candidates for the vacant head coaching position. The search to replace Jon Calvano, who was fired last month, attracted 25 applicants. “We are very pleased with the number of people who applied and the calibre of people who applied. We’ll definitely have someone in place by [April 26 to 28 prospect camp].”
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ROBERTS, Stanley Sydney Nov 04, 1921 - Apr 05, 2013 Born on November 4, 1921 in Alix Alberta, Stanley passed on peacefully on April 5, 2013 at George Derby Centre, Burnaby. He was predeceased by Mary, his loving wife of 60 years, and sisters Rae and Madeleine. He will be lovingly remembered by his six children, Paul (Cathy), David, Jill (Bob), Bev (Carlo), John (Charlene), and Dyhan (Gordon), 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, his sisters Gloria and Rose and an extended family of nieces and nephews. Stan enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1940 and served in England and Italy in the company of his beloved uncle Bert. While in England he met and married the love of his life, Mary. Stan was a dedicated and highly principled teacher and administrator in the Okanagan and Coquitlam school districts. A man of discerning intellect, insightful wisdom, and charming wit, he was an activist, humanitarian, philosopher, and philanthropist - most passionate about human rights, eradicating poverty, and giving all children access to education. His integrity and values were a model for all those who knew him. A service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Laurence Anglican Church, 825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam on Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Oxfam would be appreciated.
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LUXURY 2 BR Apt, hrdwd flrs, ceramic tile, Bby Heights, near all amens, N/pets, non smokers, $1250/mo, May 1. 778-867-2531
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POCO clean bright room, main flr, $425/mo. Utils/cable included, w/d. Avail now. 604-315-6611
1BDRM Basement Suite COQUITLAM Centre Area $750. Available ASAP. 604-945-3619. 2 BR bsmt ste MRidge, d/w, own ldry, $900 incls hydro & gas, priv entry, sm pet neg, 604-463-0029 BBY, 5420 Dominion St, lrg 2 BR with hrdwd flrs, 5 appls, 1300sf, $1100/mo + 50% utils, N/s, N/p, very cln. 604-317-7686 or 253-7686 BBY E g/lvl 1 BR suite $800 & 2 BR $1150. 9’ ceilings, w/d, fenced yard, incls utils, nr amens/bus, n/s n/p. Avail now. 604-773-5507 BBY NORTH, NEW Bach g/l, $675 incls utls. Av May 1. NS/NP. 604 760-1952 or 778-938-0405 BBY S. convenient location, newer home, reno’d 2 BR bsmnt, incls hydro, N/s, N/p. 604-525-9821
BBY S. newly reno’d 3 BR top flr, 1500 sq ft, quiet CDS, $1395/mo + 2/3 utils. Call 604-961-9534 BBY SFU, 2 BR bsmt ste, 1200sf, f/bath, bright & clean, share washer, prkg, Suits 2. $850 + 50% utils. NS/NP. 604-421-1196
BBY S. 3 BR house with full bsmnt, $1700 + utils, avail May 1, N/s, 1 cat or sm dog is ok. 604-523-5625 or 604-551-3289 BBY S, 3 BR w/bsmt, 5 appls, 2 bth, $2100. Avail May 1. NS/NP. 604-539-1959 or 604-612-1960 COQ COMO Lake park, 3BR, 1 bath, 5 appls, renod, covered deck, 1 car garage, ns, np. June 1. $1500+ utils. 604-936-0945 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... $588/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca
Coq./Poco/ Port Moody
COQ FURN 1 Br bsmt, shared w/d & bath rm, no drugs, n/s, $550 incls utils & cbl, 604-944-9164
COQ, COMO LAKE. Newer 1 BR bsmt ste. Priv laundry & entry. $650/mo + sh’d utils. Avail May 1. Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765 NEW WEST. Clean 1 BR, f/bath. Ns/Np. Near Skytrain & bus. $650 incl hydro. Immed. 604-525-3554
Call 604.293.2239 www.austeville.com
ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.
SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
MESSY HOUSE OR OFFICE? The most thorough cleaning or its FREE! Single Parent and Seniors Discount. Call 604-945-0004 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCED House Cleaning Lady. Reliable. Karryanne 604-762-0441
* Patios, Pool Decks *Sidewalks, Driveways *Forming *Finishing *Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs
HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842
crossroadsstampedconcrete.com DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408
NEW WEST lge 1BR + den newly renod, 9’ ceilings, insuite w/d, incls utils/satellite T.V./ wi-fi. N/s, np. $975. May 1. 604-773-9995 NEW WEST, Nr 22 skytrain, 1 BR bsmt ste, $700 incls utls. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-830-0980 PT MOODY, 1 BR duplex ste, W/D, 2 prkg. By walking trails, beach. NS/NP. $950. 604-469-2150
RIVERS INLET Townhouses
(Coquitlam Centre area)
2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse
2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Great Location! We also have apartments Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR call for availability.
MRIDGE, Thornehill, Clean, dry newer 600sf Barn, power. Great for car buff or storage! $250. OR 450sf Storage space $100/mo. RV / Motorhome Outside Storage with power & sewer from $300 - $375/mo. On secure private ppty. Byron 604-761-6935
−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
* Power Raking, Aeration, Fertilization Program * Spring Yard Clean-up & Pruning * Landscape and Garden Design and Construction * Cedar Fencing
Marc • 604-315-8954 COASTAL GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LTD. Mark 604-813-7018 www.coastalgrounds.ca
Lawn & Garden
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
Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates
Century Hardwood Floors
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Spring Clean-ups Turf Fertility Programs Hedging and Pruning Ongoing Maintenance Programs: Residential, Strata & Commercial • All Landscape Installation and Design • All Yard Renovations • Rubbish Removal
Call Mark at:
Same Day Service, Fully Insured
• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •
BOOK A JOB AT
Japenese, Korean, Punjabi, Thai, Caucasian. Great Massage Now Hiring. 10am-Midnight every day.
2263 Kingsway at Nanaimo St. Van., 604.294.8038
A Semi Retired Tradesman Build or Repairs - small jobs only. Richard • 604-377-2480
Moving & Storage
AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount
B&Y MOVING Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
TCP MOVING 1 to 3 men from $40
• Licensed & Insured. • Local & storage. • Ca & US long distance.
604-505-1386 604-505-9166 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 TLL MOVING Local & Long Distance. Good Rates. Licensed & Insured. Call 778-389-6357
THE REAL DEAL Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat
Have a Healthy Green Lawn Complete Lawn Restoration Residential/Commercial
Lawn Aeration + Fertilizing $79.95*
Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 28 years exp.
PAINTING Inside/Outside $150/bedroom sized job. Free estimates 604-997-7782
★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-809-3842
Atlas Vinyl Sundecks 'Your complete Sundeck Specialists' Vinyl Waterproofing, Deck Rebuilds, Custom Built Railings, Patio Covers, 778-285-2107
ASPHALT PAVING Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot
Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187 METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936
10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-830-6617
Renovations & Home Improvement
TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983
FROM DESIGN TO FINISH Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com
Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''
NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936
Quality Work You Can Trust!
ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582
D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832
JENCO RENO SERVICES www.jenco-online.info Ray ★ 604-562-5934
Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee
Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate
FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS
3 Rooms $250
Call Nico: 778-878-2369
A & W Landscape • Tree & Hedge, Clean-up, Power Wash, Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
Exterior Special on NOW
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
❏ 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,
A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, Garden, Tree svcs. Pruning, Yard Clean-up, Junk. 319-5302
Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~
# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION
Lawn & Garden
MARC’S LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING. Spring Yard Clean up. 604-315-8954
Electrical Installations; Renos and Repairs. Member of BBB. www.nrgelectric.ca 604-520-9922 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
HANDYMAN SPECIALIZING Reno’s, Carpentry, Tiling, Drywall. Call Mike 604-376-0912
1985 Woodway Place & 5051 Lougheed Highway Spacious suites with large windows and open balconies 1 Bedroom + Den from $1220 2 Bedroom from $1205 Heat/HW Incl., Outdoor Pool Near SkyTrain No Pets
30 yrs. exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured
Houses - Rent
BBY N view upper 2 BR + Den, 2 ba, share w/d, share utils, np $1300; lower 2 BR $850, np, 121 North Warwick. 604 299-0403
Magic Star Painting
Spring Specials $ 3 ROOMS 299 (Walls Only)
Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates
Call Now: 780-6510 BEST PAINTING. Repair drywall. Repaint Specialist. Interior/Ext. Free estimates. 604-724-9953
A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437
AMG ROOFING & SIDING
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
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Collectibles & Classics
Bulldog Disposal Co Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates- 7 Days/Wk Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca
DC STUCCO. 20 years exp. Fast, friendly service. All types of Finishes & Repairs. 604-788-1385
1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344
1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520
Scrap Car Removal
JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067 2005 DODGE SX 2.0 manual $2900 MJ Autowholesale dl#30332 mjautowholesale.com 604 466 6007
Scrap Car Removal
NOW CLASSIFIEDS Call 604-444-3000 Fax 604-444-3050
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (604) 794-3428.
Sports & Imports
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
Sports & Imports
1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1800 obo. 604-433-3039 2007 Suzuki XL7 7 pass loaded AWD $12,800 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332
Sports & Imports
1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270
2002 Volkswagen GTI 2 door Auto $6900 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564
2001 Toyota Celica 604-6906235 Power win/brakes/steering, new tires/brakes/battery $7,950.
2000 MERCEDES Benz E55 AMG Beautiful exc cond 113,00 K’s Sell 12,900. 778-846-2933
2006 Honda Accord Sedan EXL $9900 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332
2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ OK 5th - Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double pane windows. Asking $24,000 for both. 604-819-8795
1961 Chev Bel- Air GMC $4800 MJ Autowholesale dl#30332 www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 2003 WILDCAT 5th wheel Model 28, 1 slide 4 new tires, near new batteries, $15,250. 604-795-5883
1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,100 obo 604-786-6495
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
2007 GMC Canyon 4 cyl, auto $7500. Call 604-795-3344
Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
Tree & Hedge •Trimming •Prune •Planting • Lawns •Full Landscape Services. AL @ 604-783-3142
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
ALL TILING & FLOORING Kitchen • Bathroom • Flooring MIKE ★ 604-999-1562
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,250. 604-209-1039
PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, 20 Yrs Exp. Santo 778-235-1772
2006 SMART Car for Two diesel, convertible, new tires, 61,091K. Gd cond. $9900. 604-942-8351
WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items incl’d. Jim, 604-936-8583
2002 Honda Civic Sedan Auto -$5800 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332 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
2007 Hyundai Sonata Sedan $7900 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com dl#30332. 604.466.6007
2010 TRAILSPORT 25’, sleep 6, queen, slide w/couch, lite wt, AC, 17’awn, $16400. 604-931-4459
9530 1998 BMW 328i convertible $7900 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332
2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159
14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4500. 604-519-0075
M. RIDGE Priv outside Storage/ Parking for lrg equip/ Truck/Car/ RV/Boats etc 604-761-6935
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2013 BRAND 2013 BRAND 2013 BRAND NEW F150 STX NEW F150 XLT NEW F150 FX4 4x4 SuperCrew 4x4 SuperCrew SuperCab
SAVE TIME AND $$$ WHEN SHOPPING AT KEY WEST. NO HASSLE, NO GIMMICKS, JUST GREAT PRICING.
0% FINANCING ON SELECTED MODELS.
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10,000 CASH BACK IN YOUR POCKET.
% 0 FINANCING
UP TO 72 MTHS
2012 BRAND NEW TRANSIT CONNECT
OVER $11,000 IN SAVINGS
2012 BRAND NEW F250 XLT 4X4 SUPERCREW
OR LEASE FOR $297***/MO.
2013 BRAND NEW FOCUS SEDAN
2014 BRAND NEW MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER ES
2011 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
2013 BRAND NEW EDGE SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLE PROTECTION PACKAGE • UNDERCOAT • PAINT SEALANT • FABRIC PROTECTION • RUST PROOF
2010 KIA FORTE EX KOUP
2005 MAZDA3 SPORT GS
2011 NISSAN VERSA
2009 NISSAN ROGUE AWD
2012 TOYOTA COROLLA
2011 TOYOTA RAV4 4WD
2013 BRAND NEW ESCAPE SPORT UTILITY
2011 TOYOTA TACOMA STK# 143503
OVER $13,000 IN SAVINGS
OVER $15,000 IN SAVINGS
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2008 BMW X3
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2007 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CITY
2004 NISSAN SENTRA, #2499864................................................................... $5,888 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT LS, #2639601........................................................ $5,895 2004 CHEVROLET VENTURE VAN, 8 PASSENGER, #2439040........................... $5,988 2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER LX, #2669873................................................... $5,999 2007 PONTIAC G5, SDN, #2749718 ................................................................. $6,829 2003 FORD MUSTANG V6 CONVERTIBLE, PONY PKG, #2309761..................... $6,888 2006 CHEVROLET AVEO LS WAGON, #2639702 .............................................. $7,288 2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SE SEDAN, #2581870 ............................................. $7,988 2005 CHEVROLET COBALT SS COUPE, LEATHER & MOONROOF, #2531774..... $7,988 2011 MAZDA MAZDA2 GX HATCHBACK, #1199812...................................... $12,888 2006 HONDA CIVIC EX COUPE, #2693530 ..................................................... $12,888 2008 MAZDA TRIBUTE GS, #2899940 ........................................................... $13,988 2011 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN TRENDLINE, #1199970................................... $19,588 2010 FORD EDGE SEL AWD, #1019974......................................................... $19,888 2012 FORD FUSION SEL AWD, LUXURY PKG, #1209956 ................................ $21,888 2011 GMC TERRAIN SLE-1, #1179975.......................................................... $22,688 2010 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED, #1099979............................................. $26,688 2013 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE, #1309954 ................................................ $34,888 2013 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWD, NAVIGATION, #1319973.............................. $35,988 2012 FORD F150 SVT RAPTOR 4X4 CREW CAB, NAVIGATION, #1211990...... $56,995
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