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Mike Farnworth wasn’t about to drop any hints about renewing his leadership aspirations two days after his party’s shocking defeat. The five-time PoCo MLA declined to speculate on the future of NDP party leader Adrian Dix, or whether he would again choose to seek the party’s top job should Dix step down. Farnworth ran against Dix for the party’s leadership in 2011 and lost by just under 700 votes. “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” he said Thursday.
“Right now, we’ve got to meet as a caucus, Adrian has got to decide what he’s going to do and then we’ll go from there.” Farnworth described his party’s showing on Tuesday as “incredibly disappointing,” but offered little in the way of an explanation. “The media, the pollsters, the pundits and even on the doorstep, the expectation was that we were going to form government, so it’s a big shock,” he said. “That’s something that we’re going to have to look at over the coming weeks. We’ll meet as a caucus and I’m sure this election is going to be dissected 25 different ways to Sunday.”
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Missing teen returns with a story BOY’S MOTHER SAYS HE CAMPED OUT FOR WEEKS IN POCO, ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Jeremy DEUTSCH email@example.com Every day for three weeks, Marie Delagiraudais would sit on the balcony of her Port Coquitlam home, hoping her son Dominique would show up. On Tuesday, he did just that, following a three-week disappearance that left his mother an emotional wreck and police and rescue officials desperately searching to find him. “I just got up, I just ran to him and gave him a hug,” Marie told the Tri-Cities NOW a day after her son returned home. “I was just so happy he was home.” Just like that, the teen’s adventure had come to an end. While Marie said she’s trying not to pry too many details from her son, she does know a little about what the 16-year-old was up to during the 23 days he was MIA.
Dominique Delagiraudais was considered missing for three weeks. Dominique apparently got around fairly well, spending time in the woods on Vancouver Island, parts of
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the trip, but it was his time at the popular nudist beach near UBC that turned out to be his most dangerous.
Dominique told his mom he was carving wood with a group of First Nations carvers late into the evening when his hand slipped, slicing through two fingers. He eventually made his way to Vancouver General Hospital to get patched up. Unbeknownst to staff, the patient was a missing person. “All my worries were real,” Marie said, noting her son seemed to get around by foot or by bus. Dominique disappeared April 21 after having an argument with his mom, but she said he wasn’t in a “bad state” when he left. In the days that followed, family members and RCMP tried to get the word out to the public, in hopes he would be found. Dominique was said to be a big fan of the TV show Survivor Man, and had been stockpiling outdoor survivalist gear in recent years.
The assumption was the boy was somewhere in the woods. Marie said her son had no idea people were looking for him, nor how worried his own mother was, up until this week. She said he decided to come home after learning that he was considered missing. As for why he took off in the first place, Marie surmised her son was going through a stage where he wanted to “find himself” and gain some independence. Other than the cut to his hand, Dominique is said to be doing well and happy to be home. The teen also appears to have learned a bit of a lesson. Marie said he’s insisting from now on he’ll call and let her know where he is at all times. twitter.com/jertricitiesnow
The anatomy of a successful campaign LINDA REIMER DELIVERS AN UPSET
Jeremy DEUTSCH firstname.lastname@example.org Patrick O’Connor’s desk, tucked away in the back of Linda Reimer’s campaign office on St. Johns Street, looks like one inhabited by a man who hasn’t had much time to organize. Loose papers and a couple of empty bottles of water fill the space around a warm laptop. The desk itself was left behind by the office’s previous tenants and looks about as worn as the walls surrounding the furniture. But as the commander behind Reimer’s election campaign, O’Connor — still scruffy from having worked weeks of 16-hour days — has been too busy to notice, helping pull off one of the bigger upsets on election night. Reimer knocked off Port Moody-Coquitlam NDP incumbent Joe Trasolini by more than 500 votes, on a night where everything went the Liberals’ way. To the outsider and perhaps even both candidates, the election results might have been a surprise, but not to O’Connor. A few weeks before the vote, he started to see a shift. A volunteer with the Liberal Party hired to handle the campaign, O’Connor said Reimer’s votes started to solidify. The data was showing the undecided voters in the riding were moving to the Liberal camp. He suggested the shift was due in part to Premier Christy Clark’s 30-minute TV spot as the campaign kicked off, and the NDP leader’s stance on the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal. He also got an inkling things were starting to go Reimer’s way once he saw the num-
Volunteers at Linda Reimer’s campaign office watch leader Christy Clark on TV. bers from the advance polls. By Election Day, O’Connor figured his candidate would squeak out a victory by about 600 votes. But people working Reimer’s campaign believe there were other factors that propelled the candidate to victory. O’Connor explained the team, which had a core group of volunteers, ran what he called a textbook “old fashioned” campaign using simple hard work. The basic principal behind a campaign is to find supporters and ask them for their vote, and that comes by way of door knocking, phone calls, or meetings.
It was an effort that started three months prior to the polls closing. O’Connor credited Reimer for her hard work and essentially becoming the face of the campaign. “You know your voters are out there, you’ve got to find them and the candidate is the best person to find them and connect with them,” he told the Tri-Cities NOW. By the end, the campaign team and the candidate were putting in 16-hour days. And on Election Day, all the information collected over the weeks and months is applied in reverse. In Reimer’s case, it was a core of about 70 volunteers spending the day phon-
ing, door knocking, and even offering rides to identified voters. “It’s almost military,” O’Connor said of the campaign, noting you plan, build a team and To see election- deploy into the field. “Once someone tells night video, you they’re a supportdownload the er, you need to do what free Layar you can to get them to app to your the polls.” smartphone and O’Connor said data scan this page from polling stations on Tuesday had Reimer and Trasolini in a dead heat. He credited both candidates for getting supporters out to the polls Tuesday. Even as the final ballot boxes were being filled, Reimer was busy on the phone calling any last-minute possible voters. When the dust settled, the Liberal challenger had beat her opponent, picking up 8,915 votes compared to 8,372 for Trasolini. The former Port Moody mayor won the riding in a byelection in 2012, picking up 54 per cent of the vote. Exactly where in the riding Reimer got her support is still unclear. Elections BC, which collects the data, won’t be releasing poll-by-poll numbers until the final vote count at the end of May. On Wednesday, the campaign was over. But not quite for O’Connor and his team. Through next week, he and the rest of the volunteers will stay busy tearing down campaign headquarters. “We have to get rid of a whole bunch of twoby-fours,” he joked. “Know anyone who needs two-by-fours?
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A closer look at the election numbers
firstname.lastname@example.org While the dust on election night has settled, leaving the BC Liberals with an even bigger majority than last term, the official numbers from Tuesday’s vote won’t be finalized until after May 27. That’s the day Elections BC starts to count the absentee votes. Sometime after, poll-by-poll results and voter turnout numbers in each riding will also be provided by the agency. Until then, the preliminary results are the best source to see what Tri-Cities voters were thinking on election night. According to the preliminary results, in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, a total of 17,485 votes were cast. Liberal incumbent Doug Horne took the riding garnering 8,868 votes, or 50.72 per cent of the vote. He was followed by NDP candidate Chris Wilson with 6,420 votes (36.72 per cent), Green Party candidate Ron Peters finished third with 1,010 votes (5.78 per cent), BC Conservative candidate Shane Kennedy received 941 votes (5.38 per cent) while Libertarian Paul Geddes finished last with 231 votes (1.41 per cent). There were 36,473 registered voters in the riding. In Coquitlam-Maillardville, a total of 19,670 votes were cast for the three candidates.
Liberal candidate Steve Kim received 9,044 votes or 45.98 per cent, while NDP candidate Selina Robinson received 8,939 votes (45.44 per cent), and Green candidate Edward Stanbrough picked up 1,687 votes (8.58 per cent). There were 38,057 registered voters in the riding. In Port Coquitlam, a total of 20,109 votes were cast for five candidates. NDP candidate Mike Farnworth received the majority of votes at 10,588 or 52.65 per cent, Liberal candidate Barbara Lu got 7,412 votes (36.86 per cent), BC Conservative candidate Ryan Hague got 1,377 votes (6.85 per cent), Brent Williams of YPP received 407 votes (2.02 per cent), while Libertarian candidate Jogender Dahiya finished last with 325 votes (1.62 per cent). There were 38,458 registered voters in the riding. In Port Moody-Coquitlam, a total of 19,029 votes were cast for four candidates. Liberal candidate Linda Reimer won the riding picking up 8,915 votes (46.85 per cent), NDP incumbent Joe Trasolini received 8,372 votes (44 per cent), Green Party candidate Billie Helps netted 1,527 votes (8.02 per cent), while Libertarian candidate Jeff Monds finished in last with 215 votes (1.13 per cent). There were 36,976 registered voters in the riding.
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The upset of the night Jeremy DEUTSCH email@example.com After spending a year draped in orange, the Port Moody-Coquitlam riding is back in the hands of Liberal blue. In what proved to be major upset, Liberal Linda Reimer took down NDP incumbent Joe Trasolini on election night, winning the seat by 543 votes. Following her victory, the outgoing Coquitlam city councillor said she’s still trying to absorb the events of what she described as a “roller coaster” evening. “We were all very focused on winning,” Reimer told the Tri-Cities NOW, admitting she knew the race would be tough. “We were very concerned about the polls, but we were focused on running a great campaign and I think we succeeded in doing that.” She also noted the results of last year’s Alberta election, where the governing Conservatives came back to win a majority, as an example of how fortunes can turn around during a campaign. The newly elected MLA also credited her party’s leader, Christy Clark, for helping turn the party around and
leading it to victory. As for her role as an MLA, Reimer said she has a steep learning curve ahead, adding she won’t have any aspirations of a cabinet post until she learns more about her job. She did point out her background as a city councillor gives her a good understanding of local issues, which she expects to bring to the table provincially. On the losing side, Trasolini said he has no regrets about his campaign, but did suggest the low voter turnout hurt his chances at winning. “Obviously people in B.C. did not embrace change,” he said, arguing the negative ads by the Liberals throughout the campaign appeared to work. Trasolini made an easy transition from mayor to MLA in the 2012 byelection, winning with 6,247 votes, or 54 per cent of the vote. But the popular mayor learned the hard way general elections are a much different animal, as he picked up just 44 per cent of the vote Tuesday night. Despite the results, Trasolini said he was most disappointed by the low voter turnout, noting as an MLA his office was always full of
people with issues, but when given a chance to express their voice, they appeared to stay home. As for his future, he hinted he’d like to stay in politics, but made no commitments. “I live life to the fullest. Whatever life will bring I will accept,” he said. And watching from the sidelines was a proud Iain Black, the former Liberal MLA who held the seat before stepping down in 2011 to take a job with the Vancouver Board of Trade. He stopped by Reimer’s campaign office late Tuesday night to offer congratulations. Black said her victory is a testament to the difference the sheer effort of a candidate can make in the outcome of an election, adding no one worked harder on the campaign besides the premier than Reimer. Black said he found it interesting to watch the election from the sidelines, noting his job precludes him from participating. He told the Tri-Cities NOW he misses the work as an MLA, but not the lifestyle, pointing out he was able to put his kids to bed on election night.
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Dissecting the results
o pollsters have any credibility? Are attack ads the way to go? Did the Liberals just get more supporters out to the polls than the NDP? These and other questions are being asked as we digest what, for most, was a shocking election night, both in the Tri-Cities and right across B.C. Locally, we started out with three NDP ridings and one Liberal, numbers that are now reversed. In Coquitlam-Maillardville, first-time Liberal candidate Steve Kim knocked off well-known city councillor and NDPer Selina Robinson, thought by most to be a shoe-in. In Port Moody-Coquitlam, most observers thought NDP incumbent Joe Trasolini would sail into another term, but Liberal Linda Reimer sunk that idea. Results in the other two ridings, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, were less of a shock. Mike Farnworth held onto PoCo for the lone NDP win in the Tri-Cities, while Doug Horne kept Coquitlam-Burke Mountain firmly in Liberal territory, despite the high profile of NDP challenger Chris Wilson. Overall, though, few had predicted a Liberal majority. We heard for at least a month that it was NDP leader Adrian Dix’s “election to lose,” which he did, spectacularly. His Mr. Nice Guy campaign was a bust, which shows that as much as some people rail against negative, “Americanstyle” attack ads, they work. If the other side is focused on your faults, real or imagined, and you’re not focused on theirs, you’re probably going to lose. In the sound-bite and photo-op driven world we live in, charisma also counts for a lot. Christy Clark has it. Adrian Dix doesn’t. Charisma doesn’t lead to better decisions, but it does help you get your message across. In tough economic times, people vote with their wallets. Increasingly, though, the party in power is irrelevant, as global forces determine local conditions. But the Liberals were smart enough to know the economy was the issue to focus on. The NDP weren’t, and it cost them the election.
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magine that you’re a parent to a teenager. One day, they come up to you and they look a bit nervous, a little antsy, a little bit off. You’re dreading what they’re about to say. Failed a test? Has a secret boyfriend? Broke your brand new iPhone 47? “Can I get a tattoo?” Oh no. What? Why? Where? When? … Who? “Me. I want a tattoo on myself.” Oh right. But now rethink this; is it really such a big deal? I have a tattoo; I got it on spring break of Grade 11. I was 16 years old. I had thought about getting a tattoo for a while. Then I thought about it more seriously for a few months. I asked my mom if I could get one and she said that she’d think about it, and then I thought about it a bit more too. I’m not a very impulsive person, and I like to think through and plan everything first, which is what I did, over and over again. Until I decided that I was ready. I did some convincing with my mom first, about how it’s my own body, it’s my own decision, if I regret it then it’s my own fault. But she was fine with it from the beginning. Maybe it was because what I wanted was just a small peace sign on my wrist. If it was some kind of giant manbearpig covering my back then I probably wouldn’t have gotten the parental consent signature. The catch with teenage tattoos is that most tattoo places have a lot of strict guidelines to follow. You usually have to be older than 16 with parental consent and the tattoo has to be somewhere easily hidden. My dad and I went to three different
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tattoo places before I could get mine because I wanted it on my wrist. It might have something to do with them thinking teenagers are not thinking through their tattoos all the way and they don’t want them to have this drawing on their skin haunting them for the rest of their life where everyone can see it. I do agree that sometimes teens don’t think things through completely and do a lot of dumb stuff, but so do a lot of adults, so that’s not a very valid argument. Just because teenage brains are still developing, it doesn’t mean the brain doesn’t work at all. The whole deal with tattoos is that they’re there FOREVER. If you mention that you want a tattoo to anyone,
they’ll be sure to remind you it’s there FOREVER, as if you didn’t know that for some reason. But for me, I don’t even notice it. It’s right in front of me and I barely even look at it. People always tell me “I keep forgetting you have a tattoo. That’s so awesome.” And, yes, I am very awesome but that’s not the point. The point is that once you have it, it becomes part of you. It’s just like looking at yourself in the mirror and saying “Hey, I have a face.” It’s there, you know it’s there, I’m sure most people would understand that, yes, you do have a face. But it’s not like you’re thinking “I have a face” all the time. It’s just a fact but it’s forgotten because it’s not important. It’s only remembered if you actually think about it — just like any tattoos that you get, which will eventually become fancy birthmarks to you. Jonah Park is a Grade 12 student at Dr. Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam.
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Fumbling to explain the massive gap between polls predicting an NDP win and the reality of Tuesday night’s larger majority for the Christy Clark Liberals, Angus Reid Public Opinion spokesperson Mario Canseco cites the NDP’s inability to excite younger British Columbians. He reported that polls gave the NDP a 2:1 lead over the Liberals among voters 18 to 34. “If that young vote decides not to show up, you’re kissing goodbye to a third of your base, and that’s exactly what happened,” he said. This doesn’t come as a surprise to the Generation Squeeze campaign. Our pre-election study showed both the Liberal and NDP platforms promised to grow spending for retirees at a rate that far outpaces investments in younger generations, who disproportionately face the squeeze of lower wages and high housing prices. We therefore anticipated it would be difficult for either of the two major political parties to motivate the under-45 demo-
graphic to turn out. B.C.’s 2013 election results confirm that many in the younger generations will continue to opt out of the political process when there is little choice between incumbent and opposition on issues that speak directly to the squeeze on Gens X, Y and their kids. This insight has serious implications for parties in and out of power in jurisdictions across Canada. To begin with, while it may not be good for our democracy, one can understand why parties in power don’t feel the need to court the youth vote. They are winning without it. Tuesday night’s results show Christy Clark ran a masterful campaign emphasizing the rhetoric of growth and debt reduction to sell a platform which, by the numbers, will increase income taxes and corporate taxes to pay for increased spending — predominantly on seniors. With just half of British Columbians voting, she increased her party’s seats in the legislature on the basis of a mandate from around one-quarter of citizens … of which the largest block is over 55. Despite the BC NDP’s message of change under leader Adrian
Dix, analyzing the numbers by age demonstrates that his party offered much of the same platform as the Liberals: higher income and corporate taxes to pay for more spending, but very little of it on younger generations. Clearly, that was not the kind of change for which Gens X and Y were looking for themselves or their young kids (although they are pleased to see an ongoing commitment toward the health of their parents and grandparents!). The BC NDP will remain in opposition at least in part because they failed to prioritize the changes needed and wanted by younger generations. Opposition political parties seeking different outcomes across the country would be wise to learn from this outcome. On the road from opposition to government, leaders must compete more for the votes of those who currently elect not to participate. Incumbents are being re-elected to power because they consistently win more support from the older part of the population who show up. This suggests the path from opposition to government may be less about convincing voters to shift their support from one party to another, and more about shift-
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ing young people from abstaining to voting. The BC NDP did not embrace this logic. Their effort to sell change “one practical step at a time” didn’t excite many in Generation Squeeze to opt back into the political process. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Bold, not incremental, adaptations are required to excite those who are struggling with wages that are down four bucks an hour despite having more post-secondary education, and paying housing prices that are far, far higher than what they were in the mid1970s. In sum, opposition parties across Canada that aspire to a better fate than the BC NDP should pay attention to the scale of the challenges facing Gens X, Y and their kids — and design their platforms accordingly. Only then can we expect a greater proportion of younger generations to opt back into the voting process. And only then are opposition parties likely to translate large leads in the polls into large majorities in the legislature. Paul Kershaw is a policy professor at UBC, and founder of the Generation Squeeze campaign.
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We’ve always tried … to come up with reasonable solutions to deal with [issues]. –Brad Doncaster, Cat & Fiddle Pub A packed public hearing Monday saw about 20 people speak to the proposal, which would change the closing times for the Brown Street business from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The application will ultimately be decided by the province’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch. Four of the five people who spoke against the application live within metres of the pub, while the majority of the roughly dozen in favour of the extension live elsewhere. “People that don’t live right next door to it … other people have no idea what goes on there all the time,” said Brown Street resident Darrel Robertson. “Unless you live right next door to it, you [can’t] understand what’s going on, so what all these other people are saying means nothing.” Fellow Brown Street resident Amrit Gill said he’s concerned about noise. “Every Friday and Saturday night, you’ll hear loud noises, you’ll hear a ruckus, you’ll hear crowds outside, you’ll hear loud cars blaring their music — this does not go until 1 o’clock, it’ll go on until 1:30,” Gill said. Another speaker said nearby yards are being used as “public urinals.” However, Warwick Avenue resident Terry Stein said he’s lived in close proximity to the pub since it opened 30 years ago and has had “no problems the entire time.” Warwick was joined by a handful of past and present Cat & Fiddle staff lobbying on the pub’s behalf. Cat & Fiddle co-owner Brad Doncaster said the pub wants to address concerns. “We’ve always tried, when issues were brought to our attention, to come up with reasonable solutions to deal with them,” he said. He explained the extension is being sought to maintain competitiveness with bars in other municipalities that are open until 2 a.m. He suggested drinking and driving
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awards. These grade 12 students from School District 43 are displaying their award-winning art at the Coquitlam Public Library through May. Anderson took the People’s Choice Award for his The Coming Storm. Graham-Carty won the ECC Special Recognition gold award, Anderson took silver and Pinard bronze. For more information visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
While many art museums display beautiful pieces of work done on canvas, Place des Arts is stepping into the unusual with its latest displays. Until June 1 the newest exhibits on display will highlight hooked rugs and objects, and the wonderful world of glass. In the atrium gallery Gone Hooking Group presents Les tapis au crochet — une vigeur constant, an exhibition of hooked rugs and objects utilizing textured surfaces and hand-dyed colouring on a variety of objects. The mezzanine gallery presents Carlo Clausius’ Behind the Glass, a display of his paint work on glass. For more info, visit www.placedesarts.ca.
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“The proof is in the pottery.” The Evergreen Cultural Centre is playing host to the Fraser Valley Potters Guild’s newest exhibit entitled Clay 2013: Functional Vessels & Sculptural Artifacts, until June 1. Regular gallery hours are from 12-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. This annual exhibit is only put on display inside the Evergreen every three years.
The multi-layer elements of art are on display at various Tri-Cities galleries and facilities, including Travis Anderson’s The Coming Storm, above; a pottery exhibit at the Evergreen, below right; a hooked rug and painted glass show at Place des Arts, bottom right; and an East Kootenay landscape by Darrell Shibley, below left.
Self-taught photographer and painter Darrell Shibley is displaying his work at the Port Moody Public Library all this month. His work is heavily influenced by the interaction between nature and human development, and can be seen through his various pieces on display. Born in the East Kootenays, Shibley has dedicated most of his life to creating art.
Wonders of nature paint a world of healing, learning Combating mental illness through artistic expression, B.C. artist group My Artists Corner is displaying their latest exhibit entitled Wonders of Nature at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam, until June 10. These paintings draw their inspiration from nature and are used to emphasize the import-
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you’d enjoy a stroll into downtown PoCo for some leisurely shopping, or you might prefer to dine in at one of the charming local restaurants. On your way home, grab a few essentials from the neighbourhood shops, or take a quick drive to buy your weekly groceries at Coquitlam Centre or Fremont Village.
Carefully crafted layouts – there are 13 to choose from – provide diverse living spaces, making it equally easy to imagine hosting a soiree as enjoying a quiet evening in. On-site amenities provide for every hobbyist, with a bike workshop, theatre room, yoga studio and three diﬀerent workout spaces. You will also ﬁnd a guest suite, a sauna, and extensive landscaped gardens in the sheltered conﬁnes of your new abode.
When the bright lights of the city call, an eﬀortless bridge-free drive via Highway 1 will see you in Vancouver’s Downtown hub in no time. If you rely on transit, no problem! Just a 5-minute walk will get you to the PoCo bus exchange or the West Coast Express.
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Shortcuts to a lush lawn Many homeowners aspire to having a lush, green lawn as the showcase of their properties. The front lawn can make a statement and indicate to passersby the property owners’ personalities and design preferences.
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FRIDAY, MAY 17 Tri-City Singles Social Club is a social
group for 50-plus singles who are looking to meet new friends and participate in social events such as walking, dancing, dining out, travel, theatre etc. The group meets on the third Friday of the month at the Port Moody Legion, 2513 Clarke St. at 7 p.m. to plan events. Membership is $20 per year and new members are welcome. For information, contact Darline at 604-4660017, Louise at 604-941-8897 or e-mail email@example.com.
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annual Fill a Truck fundraiser at three locations across the Tri-Cities: Biggar Bottle Depot, 2577 Kingsway Ave. in Port Coquitlam; Shoppers Drug Mart, 876 Village Dr. in Port Coquitlam and at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Donations of gently used clothing, cell phones and other small electronics will be accepted. For more info, see www. diabetes.ca/ﬁllatruck. Bosley’s Pet Nutrition Store at 2-2565 Barnet Hwy. in Coquitlam hosts Reisa Stone, who is billed as a “pet communicator,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a plain pet photo or a very well socialized pet. Stone will offer 15-minute sessions for $25 each. For more information, call 604-469-7893. Friends of DeBoville Slough hold a work party to help remove Japanese Knotweed from the area, beginning at 9 a.m. Attendees meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough and are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info. Terry Fox Library hosts a comic book creation workshop led by Carla Dearman from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of character design, page layout and composition, ﬁgure drawing, inking and more. The workshops are for teens in Grades 8 to 12. Register by calling 604-927-7999. The library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam.
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presenter Les Clay, who will speak to the topic of selecting and caring for rhododendrons. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room at the Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. PoCo Garden Club hosts bee specialist Brian Campbell from West Coast Seeds to talk about native bee species at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave. (at Shaughnessy) in Port Coquitlam. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call Michelle at 604-942-3565.
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Society hosts a free drug and alcohol education session, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at its ofﬁces on the second ﬂoor of 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The topic is “Cocaine, crystal meth and marijuana — the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like.” This education series, which runs Wednesdays through July 24, is aimed at those who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use and those affected by the use of others. The format consists of a video, a brief presentation and open discussion. Info: 604-936-3900. Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club presents “six-page display” night, in the McGee Room at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Stamp “swap and shop” at 7 p.m., displays after 6:30 p.m. For info, see www.stampclub.ca or call 604-941-9306.
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Shop needs volunteers for its new location at 2811B Shaughnessy St. Help raise funds for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items at the hospital. There are openings for all shift positions (cashier, customer assistant, sorting clerk and pricing clerk). Shift hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Training provided. Info: 604-939-9594. Family Resource Centre offers afterschool multisensory group math and literacy tutoring. Various times and days are available, and registration is ongoing. Fees start at $20 per hour. For registration and program details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The centre is located at Minnekhada Middle School.
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The PoCo Garden Club will meet at Trinity United Church on Tuesday to hear bee specialist Brian Campbell, from West Coast Seeds, talk about native bee species. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., and the church is located at 2211 Prairie Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St. Info: Julie Park at 604-936-6027. Focus Volleyball Club is looking for boys and girls born from 1995 to 2000 to join for the upcoming indoor volleyball season. Focus is based in the Tri-Cities and Burnaby and offers competitive, fun learning environment. Tryouts are ongoing. Info: www.focusvolleyball.com. Fraser Pacific Rose Society meets 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604931-5120. Hominum is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Members meet every Monday evening at locations around the Metro Vancouver area. Info: Don at 604-329-9760 or Art at 604-462-9813. King of Life Lutheran Church hosts a board game night at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, 1198 Falcon Dr.,
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Coquitlam. Play some of the classics and be prepared to learn some new favourites. Everyone is invited. Kyle Centre offers drop-in bridge for all skill levels from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, 125 Kyle St., Port Moody. Soup and sandwich lunch follows, prepared by Community Integration Services Society, which supports adults with disabilities. Info: 604-4694561. Lincoln Toastmasters meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-218-6078 or www. lincolntm.com. Maillardville Community Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at ABC Country Restaurant, Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse Street. Info: 604-464-1808. Maillardville Residents’ Association meets the first Wednesday of each month at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-931-5650.
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Side-by-side, Margo Ferguson and Gabby Fortin have turned a lot of powerful plays for the Riverside Rapids senior girls volleyball team over the past three seasons. Playing distinctively different roles on the court, the duo brought the ying and yang to the program as it boomed on the AAAA circuit. Looking back as they wrap up their high school years, they appreciate all that the journey entailed. “It’s been interesting and a lot of fun,” remarked Fortin, a libero. “This [Grade 12] year I had to step up my game as a leader, after learning from some incredible players before me. “Honestly this was the The team aspect best senior year I could was just a huge ask for.” part of it, the It’s a feeling both share. fondness you Joining the Rapids prohave for your gram, the two have felt teammates. the rush and weight that come with high expecta–Port Coquitlam’s tions. Margo Ferguson As a Grade 10, Fortin experienced the first of back-to-back B.C. silver medals, with all the ups and LISA KING/NOW downs that encompasses. It was an incredible march As contributors to the Riverside Rapids’ success on the volleyball court over the past three seasons, libero Gabby Fortin, left, in 2011, when as Grade 11s both tasted what it was and middle blocker Margo Ferguson gained valuable experiences that helped prepare them for the next level — university. like to be favoured to win it all — and just fall short in the final. That disappointment opened the door for the last season’s Grade 9 year, the six-foot-one Ferguson has truly earned her Fortin said with a laugh. “Once I went to tryouts I loved it.” Riverside head coach Bryan Gee has seen her develop into a challenge, where Ferguson and Fortin took on the leadership stripes in an amazingly short time. “I realized the passion I had for it,” noted Ferguson of her dominating libero. mantle for an inexperienced but hungry squad — one that made awakening to the sport. “The team aspect was just a huge part enough inroads to finish eighth at the provincials. “Gabby has a sincere and deep passion for the game of volley“I don’t think the younger girls were expecting much, being of it, the fondness you have for your teammates.” ball, and always has,” he said. “Her love for the game has fueled For Fortin, her initiation in the sport was as a reluctant par- her to make many sacrifices to achieve her dreams.” that they were so new to [senior level],” said Ferguson. “It was ticipant — at least briefly. really good to watch them grow.” Now the two are taking their volleyball skills in different “At first I didn’t want to play, my mom forced me into it,” CONTINUED ON PAGE 23 Considering she didn’t take the sport seriously until after her
A’S CAPTAIN TERRIFIC
Tyler Garrison’s return to the Coquitlam junior Adanacs’ lineup was exactly as it should be — impactful. The newly-minted captain, coming off a season playing for the pro Washington Stealth of the National Lacrosse League, scored twice in the third period to lift the Adanacs past Delta 7-5 on Wednesday. Garrison also added three assists. Jordan Gilles and Chase McIntyre chipped in two goals each. Coquitlam visits Victoria on Saturday.
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In his final game as a senior at Northern State University, outfielder Brent Lawrence went 3-for-6 and stole two bases in a 10-7 loss to Minnesota Duluth last week. Lawrence, a graduate of the Coquitlam Reds and Douglas College programs, wrapped up his last collegiate season batting .300, while posting a .550 slugging percentage. He led the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ conference and stood eighth overall in the nation with six triples, while also slugging four home runs and driving in 23 runs. He graduates from the Sough Dakota university with a bachelor of science degree.
Those old cleats, shin guards and soccer jerseys don’t have to be basement clutter. Thanks to Ruben’s Shoes, a Canadian project to spread the joy of soccer to kids in less fortunate countries, you can combine your spring cleaning with a philanthropic donation. As part of Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club’s Soccer Fun Day on May 26, the B.C. charitable organization will be in Coquitlam collecting gently used soccer cleats of all sizes, jerseys, shin guards and soccer balls. They will also take in gently used runners, sandals and rain boots, as well as baseball equipment. For more on Ruben’s Shoes, go to http:// www.facebook.com/RubensShoes.
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The Centennial Centaurs have earned a shot at a Fraser Valley title. Centennial did all its scoring in the first half en route to a 28-5 win over Walnut Grove in the semifinal. Nathan Lund collected twin tries, including a drive that covered the length of the field. Tye Pellichero chipped in four converts, while other tries were tallied by Justin Buren and Jordan Kennedy. The Valley final, played yesterday past The NOW’s deadline, pitted near-perfect 7-0-1 Centennial against 8-0 Seaquam. Their biggest win to date was 21-19 over district rival Fox two weeks ago, where Jari Hyvarinen touching down the winning ball.
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Express close deal The Coquitlam Express sent three-year veteran forward Justin Georgeson to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs last week, to complete a Jan. 10 trade. Earlier, the Express had acquired forwards Adam Rossignol and Lars Hepso for future considerations. In 56 games last year, Georgeson contributed 14 goals and 25 assists.
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CUT TO THE QUICK: The Grade 8 girls kick-start the 100-metre dash at this week’s Middle School District track and field championships at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam.
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email@example.com The Canadian Lacrosse Association announced the return to the popular best-ofseven East versus West playoff format for the Minto Cup in 2014. A standing committee of the CLA and the Minto Cup committee came to an agreement that will see the junior A champions from B.C. and Alberta play off in a best-offive series, with the winner moving on to take on the champion from the east in a best-of-seven affair at the Minto Cup national championships. “We recognize that now is a time for change — 10 years ago change was set in motion
that brought the Minto Cup to a new level, adding a third member association into the competition; today, we accept change once again,” Joey Harris, CLA president said in an association press release. “The Minto Cup championship showcases the best of what our sport has to offer — but we have seen that the four-team format has not been the best format for those currently involved, and also to those that may want to get involved in the future at this level.” It’s a welcomed change, a former Coquitlam junior Adanac coach said. “I like the idea of a sevengame series. Some of the great Minto Cups from the past were seven games,” said
New Westminster head coach and Coquitlam resident Dan Perreault. “I like the format, and for the fans there’s nothing better than a good, tight seven-game series. You want to draw fans, and that’s the best way to do it. I think it’s a good decision. I think it’s great for lacrosse.” Under the new format, B.C. will host the first sevengame series, while Ontario will return the favour in 2015. In order to continue to grow the game and expose growing markets to the elite level of junior lacrosse in Canada, the 2016 Minto Cup will be played in Alberta, the release stated. It was also decided that this year’s Minto Cup will be played at New Westminster’s Queen’s Park Arena.
Veterans give credit to Rapid time CONT’D FROM P. 22 directions but in the same league, aiming for higher achievements along the way. Ferguson is heading to the University of Saskatchewan where she is expected to be a key middle blocker piece to the puzzle. “Very few athletes today would be able to pick up a new sport in Grade 9 and achieve a position on a [Canadian Interuniversity Sport] team in only four years,” remarked Gee on Ferguson’s journey. “It is through her work ethic, focus and drive that she is able to achieve it.” Fortin,aliberothepastthree years, is heading to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops where she’ll join fellow Rapid alumni Katie Woo. “The campus really appealed to me, and I met the players and coach [Keith
Lundgren]. He was really intense and keen to have me in the program — I think he can bring the best out of me.” Welcoming the next challenge and stage in their playing and academic lives, both
credit their time at Riverside and their coaches and teammates for making it possible. “It’s going to be a huge change but I’m ready,” said Fortin. “I owe it all to my time at Riverside.”
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JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
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COQ HOWIE Ave, 1 BR, Includes heat. Avail immediately. PETs welcome. ★ Call 604-626-6501
ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge
KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq
Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West
Suites Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.
CALL 604 715-7764
Bayside Properties Services
SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West
Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.
CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Suites available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.
Contact Alex 604-999-9978 Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774
739 PRINCESS ST
Spectacular, large 2 BR Condo. Absolutely stunning 270 degree views. 2 bathrooms, 2 parking and great adult oriented building. Available now or June 1. $1795. No pets, non- smokers. Lease and perfect references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311
Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great River view!
office: 604-463-0857 cell: 604-375-1768
COQ 1121 HOWIE, 1 BR, $800 incls hot wtr/sec prkg. NS/NP. 604-936-0277 or 604-787-6470 COQ. $725/MO. 1 BD, 4 appls, stove, frig, washer, dryer. Close to all amens, avail June 1st, incls utils. NO PETS. 604-454-4540 COQ CENTRE, Bright 2 BR, sh’d W/D, $850 + shd utls. NS/NP. Jun 1. Near transit. 604-218-8164
1 BR $775, 2 BR $950 3 BR $1,150
HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP
(Pitt Meadows) 2 BR, $1030/mo, $2500 share purchase. Near bus & schools. No subsidy. Pets ok. 604 465-1938
Houses - Rent
BBY S, 3 BR w/bsmt, 5 appls, 2 bth, $2100. Avail NOW. NS/NP. 604-539-1959 or 604-612-1960 3BDRM Home - Central BBY. New paint, floors. Close to bus and all amens. Fenced yard. Double garage. No Pets/no smoking $2,000/ mo. Call: (778) 388-7936 or email: email@example.com.
N WEST 2 BR hse w/d, d/w, patio, fenced yd. air cond, garage. $1650. Now/Jun 1. 604-626-5981 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, 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 Massey Hghts, 2 BR ste, sh’d W/D, gr lev entry, quiet, suits mature person. $650 incls utls. Now. NS/NP. 604-553-2720
NEW WEST, Queensborough. Spacious, clean, bright 1 BR, grd/ lvl. N/S. $650/mo incl hydro/cbl. Near Skytrain, schools, outlet mall, Starbucks,Tim’s. CAT OK. Avail June 1. 604-765-7005 POCO. BRIGHT 1 BR, full bath, gas f/p. Ns/np, w/d. $675/mo + 35% utils. May 1. 604-931-0675
COQ 2 BR $995 apts, quiet complex, incls hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amens, No pets. 778-323-4317 NEW WEST 3 BR, River view, avail July 1. $1332. For details www.queens-ave-coop.ca
NEW WEST NR RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $795 & bachelor $605. Incls heat/u/g parking, no pets, quiet complex, 604-299-8288 email: firstname.lastname@example.org NEW WEST very lge quiet 1BR apt, h/w flrs, nr shops/bus, ns, np. $850. Now/Jun 1. 604-524-4775 PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034
BBY S. 1 BR g/lev, lrg 950sf, very nice, sep kitch, own W/D. NS/NP. $875 incls utl. 604-526-7335
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SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
Maids 'R' US
Excellent Home Cleaning! ★Best Rates/Prices ★Residential & Commercial ★Excellent References 28 Years Experience 604-808-0212 MESSY HOUSE OR OFFICE? The most thorough cleaning or its FREE! Single Parent and Seniors Discount. Call 604-945-0004
2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse
(Coquitlam Centre area) 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Great Location! We also have apartments Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR call for availability.
PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793
HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 604-500-2426
HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842
HANDYMAN SPECIALIZING Reno’s, Carpentry, Tiling, Drywall. Call Mike 604-376-0912
* Mowing $30 and up * Full Lawn Care Services * Spring Yard Clean-up & Pruning * Landscape and Garden Design and Construction * Cedar Fencing
Marc • 604-315-8954
Lawn & Garden
• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •
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
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Japenese, Korean, Punjabi, Thai, Caucasian. Great Massage Now Hiring. 10am-Midnight every day.
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# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION
By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca
❏ SPRING CLEAN UP ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Lawn Cut Contracts ❏ Weed ❏ Yard Maintenance Insured. Guaranteed. John • 778-867-8785
Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 28 years exp.
Century Hardwood Floors
Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944
Find one in the Classiﬁeds
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DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327
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B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~
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.
MILANO PAINTING & RENOS Int/Ext. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. 604 551-6510
Atlas Vinyl Sundecks 'Your complete Sundeck Specialists' Vinyl Waterproofing, Deck Rebuilds, Custom Built Railings, Patio Covers, 778-285-2107
ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020
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AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 EXP PROF movers fully equip, piano specialist. Evening moves available. George 778-875-8202
Local & long distance Call 604-720-0931 brothersmovingservice.com TLL MOVING Local & Long Distance. Good Rates. Licensed & Insured. Call 778-389-6357
PRECISION PAINTING • Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Residential Specialists
Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot
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
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A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, Garden, Tree svcs. Pruning, Yard Clean-up, Junk. 319-5302
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Exterior • Interior Residential • Comm. • Strata WCB Insured • BBB
A & W Landscape • Tree & Hedge, Clean-up, Power Wash, Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
Artistry of Hardwood Floors
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Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates
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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
BBY METROTOWN, 2 BR g/lev, f/bath, f/p. NS/NP. $950 incls utls. 604-451-5795 or 604-837-5795 BBY METROTOWN, 2 Br ste, nr bus & skytrain, $995 incls hydro & gas, N/S, N/P. 604-802-6237
* Patios, Pool Decks *Sidewalks, Driveways *Forming *Finishing *Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs
BBY 13 Ave, 2 BR, f/bath, hrdwd. Avl now. $900 incls utils, N/s, N/p. 604-544-6641 or 604-781-6019
BBY, 4508 Ellerton Court. Clean, modern 2 BR bsmt, full bath, gas f/p. $1100 incl hydro/cable/net & radiant heat. w/d, 950 sq ft. N/s, no pets. Near Metrotown Mall & bus. Immed. Call 604-761-3702
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NEW WEST. 1 BR Reno’d. New Appls, Flooring, Fixtures, Paint. Prof. mgmt. From $790. Call (604) 724-8353.
550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.
(incl. heat, h/w, parking) Indoor pool, near Lougheed Mall, SFU, public transit, schools
ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust!
HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cuts •Trim •Weed •Free Est •Spring Cleanup ★ 604-317-5328
JL’S LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE. Powe Raking, Lawn Maint & more. Free Est. 778-385-0875
MARC’S LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING. Spring Yard Clean up. 604-315-8954
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Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com
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HOME SERVICES 8240
Renovations & Home Improvement
Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333
Home Renovations Expert Bathroom, kitchen remodels + more 604-307-2837 accentcontracting.ca
FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''
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A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582
JENCO RENO SERVICES www.jenco-online.info Ray ★ 604-562-5934
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. BBB member
WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items incl’d. Jim, 604-936-8583
Collectibles & Classics
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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
Scrap Car Removal
1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344
DC STUCCO. 20 years exp. Fast, friendly service. All types of Finishes & Repairs. 604-788-1385
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520
PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, 20 Yrs Exp. Santo 778-235-1772
Tree & Hedge •Trimming •Prune •Planting • Lawns •Full Landscape Services. AL @ 604-783-3142
Bros. Rooﬁng Ltd.
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: email@example.com (604) 794-3428.
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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159
SPORTS CARS Serious buyer will pay $$ for pre 1970 sports cars in good condition. Paul 604-514-3844
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1996 5TH wheel trailer, model 26RK, 26 ft, fridge, stove, sep bath 1995 CHEV 3/4 ton diesel, 200 k’s. $15,500 both. 604-794-7487
2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ Okanagan 5th Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double windows. $18,000 for both obo. 604-819-8795
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
95 CHEV BLAZER LT
14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4500. 604-519-0075
Black with leather interior. Fully loaded, aircared, excellent condition.
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564
Asking $2250 obo 604-467-8914 after 7pm
2010 TRAILSPORT 25’, sleep 6, queen, slide w/couch, lite wt, AC, exc cond, $15,000. 604-931-4459
BEAUTIFUL 24’ trailer, lge fridge, big oven, a/c, queen bd, full bth. Must see $8500. 604-824-0850
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10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721
2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $4,995. 604-209-1039
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1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270
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#136111 ORIGINAL MSRP $38,699
2013 MUSTANG PREMIUM CONVERTIBLE
Loaded, Stk# 1309048 Original MSRP $39,999
Stk# 1309959 Original MSRP $44,399
2012 FORD FOCUS #1209878
Auto., well equipped, Stk# 1191968
BRAND NEW 2013 F150s
FX4 4X4 SUPERCREW
(NAVIGATION) #136526 ORIGINAL MSRP $54,519 $
42,995** BRAND NEW!
LARIAT 4X4 SUPERCREW ECOBOOST, NAVIGATION, LOADED, #136477 ORIGINAL MSRP $59,559
47,945** BRAND NEW!
NAV., Stk# 1302016 Original MSRP $51,899
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2011 NISSAN 2012 MAZDA 2 2012 FIAT 500 HATCHBACK SPORT VERSA
OVER 30 FOCUS IN STOCK
MUSTANG SUMMER FUN 2013 MUSTANG 2013 MUSTANG GT 2013 FORD MUSTANG
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2004 NISSAN SENTRA SDN #2499864 .................................... $5,888 2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SE SDN #2581870 .................... $6,500 2003 FORD MUSTANG #2309761 .............................................. $6,888 2006 NISSAN SENTRA #2694604 ......................................... $7,888 2007 VW GOLF CITY #2796517 ............................................. $8,988 2006 TOYOTA MATRIX XR #2691937................................... $9,888 2007 FORD RANGER XCAB #2711830a .............................. $9,994 2007 HONDA CIVIC DXG #2793502 .................................... $ 11,888 2006 FORD E-250 CARGO VAN #2619995 ....................... $11,888 2008 JEEP COMPASS SPORT #2899005 ......................... $12,888 2005 NISSAN MURANO SE #2595008 .............................. $13,688 2010 MAZDA 3 HATCHBACK #1099476 ........................... $14,988 2010 KIA FORTE KOUP EX #1029918 ............................... $14,995 2009 FORD MUSTANG #2909952 ...................................... $16,888
#136013 ORIGINAL MSRP $28,899
#1319028 • SUNROOF • SYNC • POWER HEATED SEATS • SIRIUS RADIO
Auto., Stk# 1292018
2013 SCION FR-S
2011 TOYOTA TACOMA 4WD 22,000 kms, Stk# 1191984
2012 HONDA ODYSSEY 5500 kms, Stk# 129992
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