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121st, 122nd or 123rd … it really irks me,” he said. “I am embarrassed by it,” Reid added. “This is an election year and then all of a sudden we have a 120th birthday.” Deputy city manager John DuMont said the city’s 120th birthday lands on July 25, and staff intended to promote the birthday by putting commemorative logos on leaflets and brochures that will already be printed for Canada Day festivities and other events in the city throughout the spring and early summer. Parks and recreation manager Lori MacKay noted that “no additional costs at all” will be incurred by her department in promoting the birthday. Dan McDonald, the city’s communications manager, told council that little, if any, new funds would be allocated for promoting the anniversary, outside of the option of spending around $800 or $900 to promote

The books were balanced, but not for long. School District 43 might need to tweak its budget to absorb increased building insurance costs handed over by the provincial government. Doug Stewart, director of the Ministry of Education’s capital management branch, sent a letter to school districts last week outlining the change. Effective July 1, the ministry will no longer cover school districts’ loss replacement premiums due to “funding pressures,” the letter states. As a result, districts will need to pay a total of $3 million into a property loss pool, with each district’s annual allocations determined by the estimated replacement cost of its buildings. “I appreciate the added pressure this will create for school district budgets, and I assure you this decision has not been made lightly,” states Stewart’s May 11 letter. School District 43’s portion is $140,061.66, based on an estimated facilities replacement cost of $893,031,444. Board chair Melissa Hyndes said District 43 had set aside about $100,000, but the actual increase is much more than anticipated. “We had set some money aside because we had had a heads-up way back early in the spring that premiums were on the rise,” Hyndes said. “We had a contingency for that, but in fact it’s gone up 140 per cent more than what

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Happy 120th birthday Coquitlam? Anniversary during an election year labelled political opportunism John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com Is it a way to promote a civic birthday or a cheap ploy to get some face time in front of a camera during an election year? A handful of Coquitlam politicians grappled with that question at Monday’s council meeting, as councillors voted in favour of promoting the city’s 120th birthday on brochures and banners that will be used at upcoming municipal events — namely Canada

Day celebrations. Councillors Mae Reid and Lou Sekora voted against the move, with Reid suggesting she was “embarrassed” that council was even considering it. Sekora, on the other hand, accused city staff of withholding the costs from councillors when the issue was first brought up at a committee meeting two weeks ago. “I resent it greatly when department staff is in front of us and tells us it’s not going to cost us any money. And it’s going to cost us a lot of money,” he said. Sekora went on to suggest that promoting Coquitlam’s 120th birthday wasn’t warranted the same way celebrating a 50th or 100th anniversary would be, adding that the whole exercise is a “promotion to get certain people elected.” “That’s probably the reason why this is coming aboard because I don’t think we’ll be celebrating the

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Spending a budget surplus Coquitlam doles out $3 million in leftover funds to long list of items in city departments John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com More than $3 million from Coquitlam’s 2010 budgetary surplus will be allocated to items like new equipment for the fire department, improved welcome signage and a winter light program, among other things. Council approved allocating $3,025,000 from the city’s infrastructure reserve fund to the following projects: $1 million to the vehicle replacement reserve; $1 million to the tax appeal fund; $800,000 for amenities at Mackin Park; $75,000 for the winter light program; $50,000 for improved signage at major entrances to the city; $50,000 for self-contained breathing units for the fire department; and $50,000 to support the work of the city’s red tape committee. The lone member of council to vote against each item, Coun. Lou Sekora maintained that Monday’s funding allotments should have been decided upon during last fall’s budget deliberations, not six months after the fact. “If this was so badly needed, how come it was not in the budget at budget time when we could have said

spending and credited staff for finding yes or no? But we wait until there’s savings in last year’s budget. a surplus and then we grab it and we “That surplus is now going to be spend it,” he said. able to be reapplied to items that we “To me it’s the most ridiculous way of running a city. What you’re doing is couldn’t budget for, because quite taking taxpayers’ money, that you have frankly, we don’t want to raise taxes,” he said. “I’m absolutely opposed to no right to do, and then you’re going continuing to raise taxes if we can to do something magically with it.” avoid it.” Sheena MacLeod, Coquitlam’s manVarious council members attached ager of financial services, noted in a a higher staff report priority to that roughly some items $5 million was “I think people need to know that on the list in the city’s there’s a lot of confusion about than others. infrastructure reserve fund Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Coun. Brent Asmundson at the end of Moody and who’s where and when.” tried to 2010. About amend $2 million of Monday’s that amount Neal Nicholson decision will remain Coquitlam City Councillor to take the in the contin$50,000 gency fund. allotted “Because for welcome signage and move that [the surplus] was a little larger this money solely to the fire department’s year, council had requested that we request for money to fund self-conlook at the balance of the infrastructained breathing apparatus units. ture reserve fund, and take a look and His amendment was ultimately see if there is some of those outstandvoted down, though the rest of the ing projects that we can advance and funding allotments remained in tact. get going on,” she said at Monday’s Coun. Neal Nicholson said the meeting. Mayor Richard Stewart defended the $50,000 for the firefighting equipment

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out of $80. On Saturday, May 7, the man walked into Joey Beenz on Austin Avenue and claimed to be a doctor at a nearby clinic. He allegedly asked the barista to lend him $80 for a cab, claiming that his wife had been in a serious acci-

dent. The barista gave him the money, since he promised to repay it. However, he has not returned since. The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his mid to late 30s with a shaved head and medium build. He is of average height, was welldressed and wore dark-framed

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the July 25 birthday in the local media. “It’s not going to cost any new dollars,” he said. “During the course of the year, we have prescribed budgets that allow for banners to be made, for different pieces to be made to support various corporate initiatives. So all this was, was an adjunct to put basically a logo on something that said 120th. … So it’s not like we’re jumping out with anything new, these are adjuncts to what are already there.” Coun. Barrie Lynch questioned the claim that promoting the event wouldn’t cost the city anything, and said staff should have informed council of the

potential $800 to $900 advertising costs. “I do feel the timing is a little opportunistic with this being an election year and the time of it coming forward. But that being said, I also think it’s good and council certainly has a role in doing things that’s going to encourage people to support their city or be proud of their city,” Lynch said, adding “I don’t buy the total argument that it’s going to cost us nothing.” Coun. Brent Asmundson said the benefits of promoting the city — regardless of the potential $900 price tag — outweigh any negatives. “We’re always talking about wanting to promote Coquitlam, get Coquitlam better

known, promote things out there. And this is a very inexpensive way,” he said. For his part, Coun. Doug Macdonell offered some levity into the debate. “I like birthdays and I like birthday celebrations and even though I wasn’t consulted on this, it’s my birthday next week, so if anybody wants to celebrate I’m open to that,” he joked. “I don’t have much of an issue with this. It’s minimal. I’m glad that we’re going to spend most of the time celebrating this on July 1 when we have a big celebration and I don’t mind having the fact that we’re 120 on letterheads or our banners or anything else like that. I can’t see the issue here.”

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Weeding out intervention Re: “Coquitlam lauds B.C. pesticide ban,” my roses are glowing at night, leave them alone. Wednesday, May 11. I guess I will be spraying at night and treating my I would like to respond to the proposal of banning lawn while wearing a black ninja suit so I don’t get cosmetic garden products. If I want to spray my roses caught by the cosmetic garden police. I think it’s for aphids, I should be able to do so pretty sad that now I will become a law without government interference. If breaker when I take care of my garden. I want to treat my lawn for weeds, I Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said the should be able to do so without govstate has no business in the bedrooms of ernment interference. the nation. I also believe the state has no To The Editor Yes, it is easy to legislate the less business in my garden as long as it is not a thorny issues like cosmetic garden grow-op. Oh, did I mention another illegal products while allowing thousands of activity where there seems to be lack of drug addicts to go untreated throughout the provenforcement? ince. Oh, and probably cheaper, too. But weed and feed and the SWAT cops will be rapBut as a government you appear to be decisive in pelling to your front door. taking on this huge menace to society. If you don’t Bob Chapman like what I put on my grass, stay off. If you are scared Port Moody

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hile the Conservative government’s promise to cross-examine Big Oil over the price of gasoline may give some of us a fleeting sense of satisfaction, one hopes Canadians recognize the pronouncement for what it is: theatre. Industry Minister Tony Clement made the declaration on Thursday, saying his no-nonsense government would haul industry executives in front of a panel of righteously outraged MPs to answer some sticky questions about the current spike in fuel. The petroleum fat cats will be made to squirm, he vowed, as they struggled to explain the numbers at the pump that vary so wildly from day to day, from place to place, and in seeming independence from the price of crude. While this amusing little show might score political points for the actors, the process will ultimately do little to help the public fill up their tanks. Past experience has shown that there is nothing our leaders can do to force prices down without serious consequences for the market and the larger economy. All they can do is make the oil oligarchs sweat for a few hours on Parliament Hill before sending them back on their way to the bank, laughing. Ottawa could do a far greater service for motorists — and for Canadians in general — by ensuring we share in the petroleum windfall. A good start would be to cancel the billions of dollars in corporate tax cuts planned for coming years. If the Tories want to help us, they should drop the theatrics and do what’s right for Canadians.

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attractive candidates. The NDP is in the same boat, ome idle musings, informed speculation and which may factor into her timing, but if the polls complete guesswork as the political scene don’t indicate a solid, substantial lead for her party, takes a bit of a breather after two leadership an early election may backfire on her. races, one election and one big byelection: • Another piece of advice for the new premier: • They are both glass-half-full types, I guess: spend more time actually being the premier before Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix expecting the electorate to endorse you come elecwere crowing with glee after last week’s byelection tion time. Clark earned publicity for doing such result. Clark won, of course, by a fairly narrow marthings as working as a waitress in a diner gin and became the first government and going on a ride-along with some candidate to win a byelection in 30 cops, but people are looking for statesyears. man-like qualities in a premier as much But I suspect she wasn’t expecting as a penchant for the common touch. such a close result when she initially • Are our Crown corporations about set the byelection date, and I can tell to be reined back under more governyou there was a lot of nervousness ment control? Already, the government at her campaign headquarters as the has announced a review of B.C. Hydro’s votes were being counted. Dix, on View From plan to increase its rates by more than the other hand, insisted the NDP had The Ledge 30 per cent, and now ICBC’s idea of linkscored a “great victory” even though its ing insurance rates to a single speeding candidate, David Eby, had lost. Keith Baldrey ticket has been deep-sixed by the governIf anything, both political leaders took home the prize for best “spinning” attempts for ment. But the fact that both corporations were able to the week. get so far along a path that would potentially reach • The premier may want to calm down her itchy deep into many peoples’ pockets makes one wonder trigger finger when it comes to calling a general what else is lurking out there, away from the prying election. I’m not sure her party is really prepared eyes of cabinet. Next on the list: B.C. Ferries and to fight another election so soon after the last one. the size of its government subsidy (which directly She says she’s looking at the fall for a vote, but affects ferry fares). her party’s finances need shoring up (which will • Will the business community, much of which undoubtedly occur over time as the business comfavours the HST, finally get involved in a major munity views Dix with considerable alarm) and campaign to save the tax? Companies that find the she presumably needs more time to find credible,

tax works to their benefit should be explaining that fact to its employees and encouraging them to vote in favour of it. So far, I haven’t seen much evidence of that happening. • The legislative session will end soon — in early June — and so far, it hasn’t exactly created sparks or much energy. The NDP hasn’t really done much in question period, which has become on most days a shout-fest over the HST and not much else. Maybe the party is saving its ammo for when the new premier finally takes her seat. • Did new B.C. Conservative Party leader John Cummins doom his party’s future with his dumb comments on how people “choose” to be straight or gay? They made him look like the stereotyped rightwing fringe politician, the kind that has ensured that party remained completely marginalized in the past. I’m not sure he can recover from that gaffe, which would be very good news for the B.C. Liberals, who can’t afford any vote-splitting on the political right. • On the federal scene, it will be worth watching to see if the new NDP Opposition begins to kowtow to Quebec’s interests on some issues (such as seat distribution), potentially at the expense of B.C.’s interests — the party was once dominated and influenced by the west, but now more than half its federal caucus comes from Quebec. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Syringes part of larger-scale problem Re: “We should teach kids safety over hypodermic syringes,” letter to the editor, Wednesday, May 11. I would like to thank The NOW for publishing Lisa Sund’s letter, if To The Editor only for the sheer entertainment value I received from the misguided idea drug use cannot transcend the borders of the suburbs. While I completely agree that Coquitlam (and every other municipality) should put more energy into educating children on the dangers of syringes and other dangerous discarded litter, this issue is more indicative of the larger-scale problem: a lack of any common sense approach to drug education, either in our homes or our schools. Do we really need to wait until our children find needles to talk about the risks associated with illicit drug use? Do we really need the schools to approach this topic for us? Maybe so, if our approach to drug education is to move away. Lindsay Dianne Coquitlam

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School rankings question private funds T ers, cannot access without paying extra. Usually he annual joy of the Fraser Institute’s thousands of dollars extra, per child, per year. school rankings is washing over everyone, This is the issue that no one wants to talk like a sticky wave of melted slushee. about in B.C. education, the boil they don’t want Every year, the debate goes like this: to lance for fear of seeing the horrible FI: “Well, based on a handstuff that would seep out. ful of standardized tests and a We have a two-tiered education couple of extra things we tossed system in this province, subsidized by into the Pot ’o Statistics, public everyone for the benefit of the upper schools kind of suck.” Matthew Claxton middle class and the wealthy. Teachers/school boards/provAsk yourself how you’d feel if there ince: “No, it’s way more comwas a hospital down the street that you plicated than that, there’s ESL couldn’t use without paying cash, even as a truck kids and special needs kids and funding pressures drove up and poured tax money directly into the and children are not plastic widgets!” FI: “But behold the superiority of private enter- pockets of the doctors. This is how we run private schools in B.C. prise! The private schools always dominate the There are two classes of parents in this provtop of our list!” ince. There are those who can afford a private Oh, hold your horses there, Fraser Institute. school. Maybe they can simply grab some money There are hardly any private schools in B.C. out of the big jar of hundreds they keep by the But wait, you’re saying. I drive past one every front door, next to the key rack for the Porsche, day. You can’t just show up and drop off your or maybe they’re more middle-class folks, who kids there unless you sign a cheque. It’s a relihave to scrimp and save. gious school, or they make the kids wear blazers Then there are the other parents. The ones and sweater vests, or it has a happy-hippie artswho can’t afford private school, period. Their and-yoga program. money goes to putting a roof above their chilNo. dren’s heads, food in their mouths and maybe That is probably not a private school. It gets some cash left over for a college savings fund. between 50 and 35 per cent of the per-student Even by the most generous standards, there funding that a public school gets from the provare tens of thousands of these kids in B.C. ince. Children of single parents. Children of parents There are a few fully private schools in B.C. working two or three jobs, each. Children in They get no government cash. They enroll 544 rural areas, where no private school will set up students. shop. The “private” schools getting government So here’s my plan: we cut off all those not-somoney enrol more than 69,000 students. private schools from the public teat. We let them These are public schools that you, the taxpay-

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Matthew Claxton is a reporter for the Langley Advance, The NOW’s sister paper.

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he Evergreen Cultural Centre’s final show of the 2010-2011 season will highlight the music and life of jazz legend Nat King Cole. The show will be brought to life by actor and singer Don John Kurucz Stewart, and the Vancouver-based performer will be joined by Cayla Brooke and a live jazz band consisting of Ron Johnston (piano), Dave Guiney (bass), Chris Nordquist (drums) and Dave Ivaz (guitar). “My thing is, nobody can be Nat King Cole,” Stewart said in a press release. “So I don’t even want to try. I just present what happened.” The show will run nightly from May 17 to May 21 at in Evergreen’s Studio Theatre and tickets range in price between $10 and $35. For tickets or information, call 604-927-6555 or go online to www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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a sort of rally cry type of song that would inspire people to sing along with it.” Recorded over two days in early April, Blair’s video starts off with scenes in Gastown, along Vancouver’s waterfront and near Rogers Arena. There’s also the requisite shots of Blair playing road hockey alongside his friends set to lyrics like “It’s our time” and “We’re gonna be the champs.” And while the Canucks have consecutively advanced to the post-season for the past few years, Blair says there are elements on this year’s team that could spell the end of 40 years of post-season futility. “The way that they’ve been winning this year has pumped me up,” he said. “The fact that they could be losing 1-0 or 2-0 and come back to win the game to me says that they’re a championships team. I think the trades they made near the end of the season were important as well.” That said, there were times — particularly in the seven-game series against the Chicago Blackhawks — when Blair’s faith in his team was tested. “When we were up 3-0 I thought it was a forsure deal,” he said. “When Chicago won Game 5 5-0 I thought, ‘Oh my God.’ I did have faith all the way up until Game 7. I was definitely scared. But

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five weeks. Joining Paterson in May are Lili Masbough with her exhibition Birds of Paradise, as well as members of the Fraser Valley Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists with This Earth of Ours. For information, visit www. placedesarts.ca.

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and $16 for seniors and children under the age of 12. For more information, log on to www.broadwayboundstudio.ca or call 604-4642800.

PoCo’s public art takes shape

The City of Port Coquitlam’s yet to be completed public art policy is ready for the public to weigh in on. A public input session is

slated for Thursday, May 26 at Leigh Square from 5 to 7 p.m., and that input session will coincide with the onset of this season’s farmers market. An online survey will also be available from May 26 to June 25 at www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts, and hard copies of the survey will also be available at all community centres in PoCo. A second session for public engagement will follow on June 30 with a draft framework document based on community feedback from May 26.

Choir for Crossroads

The Mersey-Dixon Line Steppers and Coastal Sound Youth Choir will pool their collective talents for this Friday’s Crossroads Hospice fundraiser in PoCo. Scheduled to take place at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square, the Mersey-Dixon Line Steppers will perform at 7:45 p.m., before the Coastal Sound choir gets going at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and all proceeds go towards the Crossroads Hospice Society.

Coquitlam actress Donna Thompson stars in the Vagabond Players’ Shadow of Murder at the Bernie Legge Theatre. Info: 604521-0412.

Nature in focus

Vancouver painter Lori Dean Dyment is the subject of this month’s art exhibit at the Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam. Specializing in capturing nature scenes and animals at work and play, Dyment’s work “tends to make observers think back to their own favourite childhood storybooks,” according to a press release. For more information, call the Terry Fox Library at 604927-7999.

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Savvy shoppers and bargain hunters have long known that the Crossroads Hospice Thrift Store has become too big for its britches. Loyal and new customers have squeezed into the small store to find deals on thousands of gently used items, objects of desire, and hidden treasures in the small cramped store at the corner of Falcon and Barnet in Coquitlam. Since opening in 2004, the thrift store has experienced unprecedented popularity with sales being the highest since the store opened. After a long hard search for a new location, Crossroads board, staff and volunteers are setting up a new store at 2780 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam - only a few blocks away from the current location. “Our family-based store has a very loyal customer base and dedicated volunteers. We need more room for everyone. Customers surveyed have often commented on the need for a larger store. They want more items – more bargains,” says Rose Jonas, Crossroads Hospice Thrift Store Coordinator. The new store provides more selling, storage and operations space. It will feature the same great deals and same great customer service – with twice as much space to browse and shop for treasures. The brightly lit boutique section will welcome you as you enter the store and four fitting rooms will ensure more time to spend shopping. The store’s product line will remain relatively the same with the addition of small home accessories - quality items, priced right will continue to be the mainstay of our expanded business.

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“What began as a small social enterprise for us has grown into a vital part of our community. Customers come from around the Lower Mainland not only for the bargains but to enjoy the exceptional customer service dedicated to the hospice cause,” says Barb Henham, Executive Director of Crossroads Hospice Society. With two paid staff members and the support of over 70 volunteers a larger store equates to more opportunities to succeed and greater revenue to secure future Crossroads needs. In addition, a larger store will also help increase Crossroads’ reputation of stewardship to the community by its efforts in offering valuable recycling options. “This move would not be possible without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers under the direction of Rose Jonas, Store Coordinator and Sandra Barnett Assistant Store Coordinator. The Crossroads Thrift Store Committee; Barb Henham, Bill Jenkins, Brian McCristall, Ann Soucie, Jason Jakubec and Brent Ranger has been essential in the search for a new location, logistical support and commitment to this venture,” continues Henham. An opening date for the new location has not yet been determined but donations are now being accepted. The revenues generated by Crossroads Hospice Thrift Store helps to support the present and future programs and services provided to those in the Tri-Cities and New Westminster communities who are affected by end of life. “We are hoping that the community can help us fill the racks with new high quality items. A wide selection of donations will not only provide our society with much need

revenue but it will help our community to recycle gently used goods and reduce items in landfills,” continues Jonas. “In addition to a new shopping experience there will also be plenty of rewarding volunteer opportunities offered at the store.” If you are interested in support us by donating or volunteering for new opportunities please contact the current Crossroads Hospice Thrift Store at 604-949-0459.

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heatrix Youtheatre Society is counting down the days to not only a Footloose, fancy-free summer, but a new partnership for an innovative camp. Auditions for Footloose for youth aged 13 to 19 will be held next weekend, and the deadline for audition registrations is today (Wednesday, May 18). Footloose is a story of a young man who comes to town and changes how people think and feel. To the rocking rhythm of its Oscarand Tony-nominated top-40 score (the soundtrack album reached number on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies. Augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom

of listening to young people. Auditions will be held on May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m., and show dates are scheduled for July 21 to 23, with 1 and 7 p.m. performances at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. Theatrix is also taking registrations for a summer camp and production for all ages with the renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre Company. The Missoula Children’s Theatre has toured extensively around the world for 38 years, and will visit nearly 1,300 communities this year with up to 45 teams of tour actors and directors. Armed with a set, lights, costumes, props and makeup, the team holds an open audition and casts 50 to 60 local students to perform

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one thing we can predict is that life will ast week, I met with family carebe unpredictable. Our planned path will givers during Family Caregivers be altered by obstacles, accidents and Week, a celebration of the unsung detours. The destination will heroes who look after the change again and again. needs of friends and famIn fact, our goals may be ily members who due to different in each stage of age, disability or disease are life and certainly when the unable to look after all of circumstances of our lives their needs alone. radically change. When we It is a stressful, demandmarry our partners, we proming role that caregivers did ise to support one another in not choose and likely never Health Wise sickness and health, but when predicted. Though we usually think Dr. Davidicus Wong we’re both young and healthy, it’s hard to picture what careof our calling in life as somegiving would be like. Though thing we plan and choose we plan to help our parents as they age, for ourselves, our real lives unfold quite we cannot imagine the pressures of being differently. In youth, we have preconcepsandwiched between the growing needs tions and fantasies on how life will turn of our parents and those of our children. out. We will choose our life’s work, train As caregivers we are all human. When and work hard, finding fulfilment and stressed, we must cope with conflicting security for a lifetime. We will marry our emotions. We have to acknowledge and soulmate and together raise a happy and accept some of those feelings and recoghealthy family. nize when we need a break. That, of course, is the fantasy. The

When caring for loved ones who are no longer at their best emotionally or physically, we have to see the whole person in our arms. When my teenagers were more challenging to live with, I still saw in them the infants and toddlers I carried and played with. You have to see the present in the context of your loved one’s whole life and your relationship. This is the challenge of unconditional love. Life, though imperfect, is still beautiful and worth living. You and I, though imperfect, are still beautiful and worthy of love. There is deep meaning in our roles as caregivers. It is an opportunity for growth, maturation and resolution in our relationships. Life is a work of art and a work in progress. Though we do not choose the paints and the canvas, we can still make it beautiful. In our lives that are inextricably intertwined with the lives of friends, families and loved ones, together we weave a rich tapestry of caring.

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or Korean, who could also teach basic computer skills. For WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 more information, call Laurie at 604-927-6963. Singles Travel Club meet 6 p.m. for dinner ($15) and guest SUCCESS is looking for volunteers for its host program, speaker on Vietnam and Cambodia, at Royal Canadian Legion, which helps new immigrants adapt to Canadian society. Info: 1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam. RSVP: Val 604-529-1552. Shirley at 604-936-5900. SHARE alcohol and drug program invites the Como Lake Quilters meets 10 a.m. Tuesdays at public to attend its education series topic on relapse Como Lake United Church. The informal group prevention, 7 p.m., 2615 Clarke St (second floor) in meets to work on individual projects and share Port Moody. Info: 604-936-3900. events@thenownews.com talents. Visitors and prospective members welcome. Société francophone de Maillardville will present Info: Joy at 604-466-9992 or Jo-Ann at 604-941an episode of “La Petite Seduction” and in-person 4869. discussion with comic Daniel Lemire, 7 p.m. at PoCoMo Youth Services Society is looking for youths Centre Bel-Âge, 1200 Cartier Ave. For more, e-mail info@mailbetween 12 and 18 who want to make a difference in the comlardville.com. munity. Information: Jerome Bouvier at 604-251-6449 or jerMarmont Al-Anon hosts an open meeting, 8 p.m. at Como ome@jeromeinspires.com. Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St. Terry Fox Library hosts free storytimes for children ages two THURSDAY, MAY 19 to six and their families at various times in the week at 2470 Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society meets 1 p.m. Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Information: 604-927-7999. with speaker Sharon Tokar, on the history of the Commercial Port Moody Ecological Society invites the community in Hotel at the Leigh Square Gathering Place, 2253 Leigh Square to the Noons Creek Hatchery every Saturday from 9 to 11 Place in PoCo. More info at www.pocoheritage.org. Dogwood Drama Club presents Hickory Dickory Dead, a murder mystery, Sunday 1:30 p.m. at the Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. Tickets $5, including light refreshments. Mackin Heritage House hosts the Historical Book Club, 2 p.m., with a discussion on local author Annabel Lyon’s The Golden Mean. Coffee, tea and refreshments available. TriCities Chamber hosts ‘Business After 5’ networking gathering, 6-6:30 p.m. at Me-N-Ed’s Pizza, 2233 McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam. Tickets $10 members, future members $25. Register: www.tricitieschamber.com or call 604-464-2716. Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Association’s regular meeting, 7 p.m. in Victoria Hall, Victoria Drive and Soball Street. Guest speaker is Joyce Fordyce, Coquitlam manager of leisure services. Info: 604-941-2462.

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Pascas’ Rock hoist NLL hardware It began with a tryout and ended with a championship. Port Coquitlam’s Aaron Pascas has lived the Life of Reilly this winter lacrosse season as a rookie with the Toronto Rock. The pro boxla squad capped a successful season on Sunday by edging the Washington Stealth 8-7 for the National Lacrosse League crown. The six-foot lefthander came into Toronto’s training camp last fall as a prospect and walked off as a champion — how sweet is that? “My biggest challenge has probably been just adjusting to the speed and skill of the game,” Pascas told The NOW prior to the championship final. “Every aspect of the game is just at another level, but playing in the [Western Lacrosse Association] the past few years has really helped me out a lot.” Sunday’s playoff final went from being a Rock runaway to a squeaker in the fourth quarter. Up 7-2 at the half, Toronto saw Washington rally and make it a one-goal game with 15 minutes left. The home team countered and held on for the one-goal win. Pascas’ first season in the NLL was more than just an eye-opener for the junior Saints alumni. He came to it completely without any promises and made his own breaks. “I really didn’t have any expectations coming into free agent camp and main camp,” he recalled. “I just wanted to go in there and work as hard as I could and play my best and hope that what I brought to the table is what the coaches were looking for.” Last year with Maple Ridge, he racked up 18 goals and seven assists in 17 games. The big jump to the pro level seemed pretty comparable when the forward contributed 15 goals and eight helpers in 14 games. He debuted by posting two goals and three assists in the season opener against Edmonton, earning the NLL’s Rookie of the Week honours. He admits to being in awe of his teammates, including future hall of famers Bob Watson and ex-Adanac Colin Doyle, as he joined the club. “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little starstruck for the first few practices when you’re passing the ball to guys like Colin Doyle and Blaine Manning… The guys in our room have taught me so much in a short period of time.”

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Fusion turn up heat in B.C. Cup final Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com Years of having fun, pushing themselves and hanging out together hasn’t hampered the North Coquitlam United under21 women’s Fusion’s love for winning. The soccer team capped an impressive season on Saturday by capturing its first Provincial Cup crown, beating Dasmesh FC 2-1 in Aldergrove. An early corner kick by Dasmesh put the Fusion on their heels, but they turned it around with a determined effort. To start the second half, Sarah Arthur tied the game quickly and a few minutes later staked North Coquitlam out to a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. “(Dasmesh) came out and in 30 seconds scored — and it was off our kick-off,” remarked North Coquitlam coach Godfrey Rockwood. “It was a lazy kickback and they pressed our defence… It was a tough corner kick that deflected in off our goalkeeper’s hands. But the girls shook it off.” Having lost their starting netminder Justine Rockwood to a spring league injury, defender Kaitlyn Borzillo took over the ball-stopping duties and performed admireably. Trailing at the half, the Fusion heated up when play resumed and resulted in a pair by Arthur. Kevin Hill/NOW “We’re a very slow starting team and it hasn’t seemed SWEET AND LOWDOWN: North Coquitlam’s Sarah Arthur, left, shown during a recent league cup game, accounted to hurt us,” the coach noted. for both goals in the Fusion’s 2-1 triumph over Dasmesh FC in the women’s under-21 provincial cup final. “We’ve got a lot of experience.” The Fusion consist of: Ashley Bell, As a team, the Fusion are mostly 19 An evenly played first half gave Anchoring the come-from-behind Ashley Betteridge, Kaitlyn Borzillo, and 20 year olds, with the core having way to a fully charged second half by rally was MVP Melissa Hamar, who Aisha Chambers, Delenea Clark, been together since u-12. That’s when the Highlanders, who took a 2-0 lead covered a lot of territory in the game Ruckshila Dufault, Chelsea Gillis, Rockwood began coaching the squad, on tallies by Max Legg and Gareth and throughout the season. Carlene Haddock, Melissa Hamar, and saw them mature as players over Langdon. “I play her all over. She’s unbelievShannon Keefe, Alison MacDougall, the years. Coquitlam regained its composure able,” Rockwood said. “Depending Kelsey Merritt, Samantha Plamer, “At times I question them if they’re for an offensive push, with Vaughn on the time and situation, she plays Sarah Plamer, Justine Rockwood, really in it to compete and win or just Andrews finishing off Alex Aguiluz’s where the team needs her most. If she Kristi Swope, Dana Todd, Kristi Wilson slick feed midway through the half. because they like each other so much wasn’t so laid back and content with and Aleia Wylie. — they’re really great friends.” The Wolves’ best opportunity to her game, she could be playing at the He said the club, although eligible tie it came on Roberto Ramogida’s In the men’s u-21 Provincial Cup • elite level.” to remain in tact for another year on final, the Coquitlam Metro-Ford junior rocket from outside the penalty area, The two teams put their names the u-21 circuit, will likely move up to that required a tremendous save by Wolves saw their dream of a second forward to play in the u-21 provincial women’s division 2 for the upcoming Victoria’s Elliott Mitrou to keep it out straight B.C. title fall short in a 2-1 final, as there were no other challengseason. of the net. loss to the Victoria Highlanders. ers. The Fusion finished second in the Metro Women’s u-21 gold division with a 5-1-6 record — their lone loss came in the season opener to Burnaby. ing their style of play,” said head coach Hubert Busby Jr. It’s a whole new season for the Whitecaps FC women’s Dasmesh, meanwhile, went a perfect team — and it kicks off at Coquitlam’s Percy Perry in a press release. 14-0-0 in the u-21 silver division, outThe Whitecaps roster includes two local talents Stadium. scoring their opponents 56-4 along the — Coquitlam’s Jaclyn Sawicki and PoCo’s Erin Uchacz Last year’s W-League finalists lauch the 2011 United way. The two teams had met just two — although Uchacz is still attending Oregon State on a Soccer League season on Sunday, 4 p.m. against their months ago in league cup playdowns, scholarship and is not expected in the lineup. archrival Seattle Sounders. with North Coquitlam prevailing 2-1 Tickets can be purchased online at whitecapsfc.com/ “I’m very excited with this squad of players that we’ve in penalty kicks. tickets or at the gate prior to kickoff. put together and I think our fans will really enjoy watch-

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Evans, Pinske to Canada tryout Port Moody’s Leanne Evans and Coquitlam’s Megan Pinske are off to compete for positions at the Canadian national senior women’s basketball tryout camp, which begins this week in Abbotsford. The pair will work towards positions on the national squad that will compete at the 2011 FIBA Americas championships, June 25 to July 1, at a yet-to-be determined site. Both Evans, 24, and Pinske have common experiences to build upon — having developed their games under the guidance of former Olympian and Port Moody second-

ary coach Alex Devlin. Evans was the 2009 CIS defensive player of the year as a senior with the University of B.C., leading the nation with 2.8 blocks per game, and leading the T-birds in scoring (11.2 points) and rebounds (10.3). The six-foot-two forward has also played professionally in Australia. Pinske just wrapped up her college career with Western Washington, where in three seasons the guard posted 617 points and a 40.5 per cent success rate from three-point range. A first-team Great Northwest

Athletic Conference all-star, Pinske launched her post-secondary career with UBC but transferred state-side following the 2006-07 season. Like Evans, the 22-year-old Pinske was a member of the junior national team, and has been part of the senior program since last year’s FIBA Americas championship. This year’s FIBA Americas championship will act as an Olympic qualifying tournament for the 2012 Summer Games in England. The camp is going on at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.

Coquitlam’s Keel a Future Links champion

Rain washed away the final round at the CN Future Links Pacific Golf championship on Sunday, but it couldn’t dampen the pace that Coquitlam’s Jisoo Keel had set over the previous two days. The 15-year-old golfer captured the tourney title at Arbutus Ridge Gold Club in Cobble Hill, after 36 holes, firing a polished one-under par 141 (71-70). A member of Team Canada’s development squad, Keel took the lead on the first day with an even-par round of 71 and never let up, beating Quebec’s Josee Doyon by five strokes.

Tied at 150 and nine shots back were fellow Coquitlam golfers SooBin Kim (79-71) and Anica Yoo (80-70). The victory earns Keel an exemption to the 2011 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Golf championship, which goes Aug. 1-5 in Richmond. She will also advance to a future CN Canadian Women’s Tour event. In the junior boys division, Coquitlam’s Brian Jung fired a one-under par 69 on the second day to move up into a tie for seventh place, six strokes back of Spruce Grove’s Wilson Bateman.

TAG athletes lead BC to tumbling gold at Westerns

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FROM ME TO YOU: Port Moody relay runners Gen Tsutsumi, left, and Wilson Wang make tracks at the district championships two weeks ago. Coquitlam is hosting the Fraser Valleys today at Percy Perry Stadium.

Team B.C. catapulted to tumbling gold at the Western Canadian trampoline and tumbling championships in PoCo on the weekend. The team, comprised of Port Coquitlam-based TAG sports centre athletes, placed second overall. On the squad were Nicole Goddard, Natasha Kanlic and Emily Robinson.

With more than 165 athletes in attendance, TAG won its share of medals. Goddard grabbed gold in A tumbling, while Kanlic teamed with Erin England for bronze in A synchronized trampoline. Kanlic also took top honours in B trampoline, plus silver in B tumbling. Another B-gold went to

Heather Drennen in double mini. Emily Smith, in B double mini, England, in B trampoline, and Robinson, in B tumbling, were awarded bronze for their efforts. In C competition, Caitlin Tracey won the double mini and placed third in tumbling, while Jessica Podschadly took silver in tumbling.

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SHARE Family & Community Services Society has the above employment opportunity:

Qualifications required:

• Education: Grade 12 • Current valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and access to reliable and safe vehicle

Forward resume & cover letter stating job title and posting # to: John P. Maddalozzo, Director of Programs & Services SHARE Family & Community Services #200 - 25 King Edward Street, Coquitlam, BC V3K 4S8 Fax: 604-540-2290 • Email: john.maddalozzo@sharesociety.ca Closing date: May 20, 2011

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HOTTEST JOBS

P/T RECEPTIONIST

Part-Time Receptionist for Port Coquitlam law firm. Hours are: 9:30am to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday. Must have a car. Please email your resume to:

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Cats

3508

Dogs

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Dogs

Summary of Duties:

• Assists therapists by fabricating, adjusting and finishing orthotics and adaptive devices • Develops and prepares materials for therapy sessions • Assists therapists during group or individual sessions • Maintains, organizes and inventories equipment and supplies • Prepares and maintains materials, equipment and rooms

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

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Pets - Other

SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tattoo, leash & house trained, 2 female. $695.00. 778-773-9943

RAGDOLL KITTENS, males, 1st shot, worming, raised underfoot, post trained. $450. 604-581-2772

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ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

JASPER Beautiful 9 month old brindle Staffordshire Terrior. Great with children. In need of comfy home and experienced guidance. FUR & FEATHER RESCUE 604 719-7848

604-724-7652

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CATAHOULA X. 6 weeks. Shots, dewormed. Family raised. Parents to view. $400. 604-583-6123

STANDARD POODLE black male, 4mths. house, kennel & leash trained. CKC reg. Chwk. 604-823-2467 or 604-302-1761

3520 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Minis & Standards Ready Now! wildrosekennels@telus.net 250-395-4323 give us a call!

LAB PUPS yellow , male/ female, vet checked $500. Phone 604-701-1587

BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat June 11 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun June 12 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at www.bcreptileclub.com 1-604-392-5715

Horses

2 MINIATURE donkeys (F) need good home. Great pets or livestock protection. 604 514 1067 Sale Negotiable $$

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EDUCATION

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Garage Sale

Port Moody, Rocky Point

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At the Old Mill Boathouse 2715 Esplanade St. Sat May 21st, 8am-3pm Rain or Shine!

2095

Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $7640. 30x40 $8995. 35x50 $12,500. 40x80 $22,790. 47x100 $36,200. Front end optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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Homecare Available

CARE AID AVAILABLE for work, reliable & exp. $15/hr. Refs avail. Please call Debbie 604-936-1283

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

INSURANCE AGENCY Small insurance agency in the Fraser Valley specializing in travel medical insurance with sales premium over $850,000 in the past year. Pls reply to box 1312758 C/O Chilliwack Times 45951 Trethewey Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 1K4

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Houses - Sale

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6508

Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BR, 1180 Landsdowne Dr. $895 up, carpets, drapes, balc./ patio, outdoor pool, tennis crt, NO PET. nr Coq Ctre. Avail now or June 1st. 604-942-2865 N. WEST 1 BR & 2 BR apt, $700 & up, n/s, n/p, n/d, nr Douglas Coll & skytrain. 604-839-8156. BBY HIGHGATE Bright & Lrg 1 BR, newly reno’d. Avail Immed, Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334 BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR. Avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 604-715-1824 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237

Penalty? No Equity? We Take Over Your Payment! No Fees!! www.GVCPS.ca / (604) 812-3718

BBY S. Bach & 2 BR. $620, $860 incl hw, ug prkg, WiFi, hardwood, storage cat ok, 604-818-1129

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

COQ 1 BR condo close to all amens, 5 appls, ug parking, corner unit, n/s, n/p, Quiet building. Avail Jun 1. 604-314-1375

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

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DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available).Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

West Vancouver

GAMBIER ISLAND. Seasonal Cottage Sea Ranch for sale 1500sf 3 BR, 1 bath on Graves Bay. $400,000, 604-266-6191

6050

Out Of Town Property

LAND OF Orchards, Vineyards & Tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring Business! Free Brochure Website: www.kingsrda.ca Email: mmacdonald@kingsrda.ca Toll-free: 1-888-865-4647.

CHILDREN 3040

Daycare Centres

★ GLEN CHILDCARE ★ Grand Opening: June 1st

• Group daycare • Preschool • Before/after school care • Summer programs • ECE Curriculum • Montessori teaching material • Bilingual Mandarin program

2977 Glen Drive, Coquitlam • Register Now!

ACROSS

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24. Chinese dynasty 960 - 1279 25. Fishing lure 26. Atomic #63 27. Canadian province 24. dynasty 28. Chinese Plays Stokes on “CSI” 960 - 1279 author 30. Sonnet 25. lure 32. Fishing Roman numeral 15 26. Atomic #63 33. Indicates position 27. Canadian province 34. Plays Porgy Stokes on “CSI” 28. 36. Sonnet Quantitative 30. authorfact 39. Roman Slang fornumeral famous15person 32. 33. position 41. Indicates Swiss house

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Don’t Miss THIS! Large 1 br $800 & 2 br $960. 1117 Ridgeway Ave. incl heat, hot water, dw, cat ok, ns, avail June 1, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941

Large bright 1br from $765. New reno. Incl heat, hot water, dw np, 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345 MAPLE RIDGE 1 BR spac apt, deck, pkng, laundry. N/p. May 15/Jun 1. $600. 604-937-3534.

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT

www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $18,000 down $1,850/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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COQ, 3082 Dayanee Springs. Newer 1 BR & Den (can be 2 BR), huge fam rm, f/p, w/i closet, 10’ ceilings, granite kitchen, pool, gym, luxury clubhouse. 800 sf.N/ s, n/p. $1180. 778-883-7333 COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755 COQ, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR, 11th floor. In-suite laundry + freezer. $980/mo. Ns/np. 604-469-0269 JUNE 1, New 1 BR in upgraded building, No pets, $735/mo + 50% Hydro. 621 Colburne St., New West. Call 604-454-454.

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

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

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-848-5993

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

EL PRESIDENTE

220 - 7th St, New West 1 BR apts from $720/mo. Includes heat & hot water, Big balconies. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604-519-1382 Managed by Colliers International

NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available Now. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225 2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR & 2 BR Apartments Available

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

604 - 941 - 7721

MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

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

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GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077 NEW WEST 310 - 8 St. Close to skytrain & bus. Lrg 1BR, w/lrg patio. $795 incls heat & storage locker. Cat OK with pet dep. Refs req’d. Call Res Mgr 604-395-5303 NEW WEST 508 - 8 St. Close to Westminster Mall & transit. BACH ste w/balcony, $655 incls heat & storage locker. Lrg 1 BR with balcony $795. Cat ok w/pet dep. Refs req. Res Mgr 604-521-1862

NEW WEST. Quiet 1 BR, g/lvl. Nr Moody Park. $700/mo + utils. 604-591-3628 or 604-517-5593 NEW WEST. RENO’ed 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $795 & $1050. 604-724-8353

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

7 appls, parking, storage. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS/NP

604- 983- 8046

RIVERS INLET Apartments

(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail now. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012 coquitlampropertyrentals.com

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798 Bayside Property Services Ltd.

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

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

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

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

6515

Duplexes - Rent

BBY, HIGHGATE. 1650sf 3 BR Upper Dup Ste, 2 f/bath, lrg litch, ding, livg & master, closed-in patio, prkg, sh’d W/D. $1200 + sh’d utls. NS/NP. 604-437-5679

BBY, N. 3 BR, upper. SxS. 2 f/ba. 1200 sf. Priv w/d. $1600/mo incl util. Ns/np. July 1. 604-298-0634.

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Houses - Rent

COQ Rancher, 3 BR, lrg f/yrd, carport. Nr Lougheed Mall, skytrn. $1250. No smoke, No pets. 604-939-9670 or 604-726-9670 COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. NS, Ref. Avail Jun 1. 604-785-1699 QUEENSBOROUGH, NEW West 3 BR up $1150; 3 BR down $850 or whole hse $1750 + util, w/d. 604-515-7875 or 778-829-7675 'RENT TO OWN' ....If you have a small downpayment, less than perfect credit, then we are your link to home ownership. Call Kim 604-628-6598

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, NORTH. 2 BR. F/bath, d/w, sh’d wd. Ns/np. $975/mo incls util. Near 8 Rinks. 604-298-0634.

POCO RETAIL 1236sf, $3200, 2569 Shaughnessy St. Air cond, exc loc acreoss from City Hall. Jun 1. Bill Evans 604-836-2494

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOM WITH a View, in a house, incls util/cbl/ph/wd, $450/mo. Avail now. N/P, 604-315-6611

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY CARIBOO Hill, 2 BR bsmt, 1000sf, alarm, sat tv, shared w/d, $1050/mo incl utils. Nr amens, June 1, N/s, N/p. 604 525-7206 BBY CDA WAY/EDMONDS, Lrg 3 BR, n/p, cls to skytrain & schl, $1000. Avail Now. 604-805-8278

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

BBY City Hall, 12 yrs old 1 BR ste avail Immed. $800 incls utls, cbl, net. N/S. Pet OK. 604-889-8529

Whitgift Gardens

BBY EDMONDS. 2 BR g/lvl. Nr shops/school, NP/NS. $990 incl utils. Avail now. 778-709-5652

1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo.

6620

BBY S. 1 BR, clean, bright, priv ent, secure, high end, N/s, N/p, avail June 1, $900/mo incls all utils & net. Call 604-616-6603 BURNABY S, Near Metrotown, 2 BR Ste, grnd level, avail now, N/s, N/p. Call 604-771-9825 COQ BRAND NEW Austin/Blue Mtns. 1 BR ste, own W/D. $700 incls utls. Av May 15. NS/NP. 604-939-2155 or 604-537-1990

Warehouse/ Commercial

LANGLEY. 2780 sq. ft. main floor warehouse plus 600 sf mezzanine. Front office and rear grade loading with 90’ turning radius! $7.25/sf. Ben Gauer, Royal LePage Ben Gauer & Associates, 604-644-0273 or 604-581-3838

NEW WEST. 1 BR. Shared w/d. ns/np. $725 incl hydro. Avail Now. 604-325-0453, 604-761-0453

NEW WEST. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $750/mo incl hydro/ cable. May 15th. 604-521-7405

6605

WOODLAND PARK

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

Contact 604-939-0221

8010

ALARM 604-463-7919

8020

Blinds & Draperies

8055

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421 Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★ GOT IT 'MAID'. Detailed Home Cleaning. Daily, Weekly, Monthly. $25/hr. HST incls. 778-847-1144

8060

Concrete

Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761

8073

Drainage

604 939-0944

BBY, HIGHGATE. 1 BR + den, f/bath, sh’d W/D. Suits 1. Ns/np. $675 incl utl. Jun1. 604-522-6525

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300

BBY HOSPITAL area. Newer 1 BR, Avail June 1. $720 incls utls, cable, net. NS/NP. 604-433-4714

8075

Co-ops

ARBORETUM HOUSING Co-op located in Guildford Area, easy access to Port Mann. Spacious Townhouses, W/D hook up, D/W, F/P, 2 parking stall, 4 BR Townhouse $1144mo + utils. - Share purchase $2000. N/P. Avail June 1. Call between 10am - 9pm, 604 582-9520

115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

Accepting applications for waiting list for 2 BR’s - suits Couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

Call 604 421-1222

BBY, N. 1 BR bsmt avail July 1. Nr transit, mall, grocery. Suits 1. Furn’d or Unfurn’d. NS/NP. $725 incls utls, cable. 604-299-1852

BBY N, Large 1 BR, livg rm/den, f/bath, huge kitchen, washer. 1100 sf. Ns/np. $1000 incl hydro/ cbl/’net. June 1st. 778-835-5484

BBY, N. New, large 2 BR suite. All new applis., private entry, alarm, w/d, $1,100/mo incl all util. N/s, n/p. Immed. Refs. 604-716-4703 BBY Near BCIT, Hosp. 2 BR gr lev ste, own W/D. NS/NP. Jun 1. $975 incls utl/cbl. 604-435-5059

Personals

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

Drywall

Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.

604-916-7729 JEFF

8080

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

8125

Gutters

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

8130

Handyperson

Landscaping

COQUITLAM

LANDCAPING LTD.

No job too big. No job too small. We keep it simple. • Spring/Fall Yard Cleanup • Pruning trees, shrubs & hedges the proper way! • Planting Plan & Full Installation • Retaining walls, walkways & bed edging • Patio, Deck & Rockery • Fence Removal & Installation

Please call Sherry

604-992-6654

Landscape Technician & Cert. Arborist

★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

8160

Lawn & Garden

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

Residential / Commercial and Industrial Wiring / Maintenance No Job Too Big or Small Licensed, Bonded & Insured Contractor # 50123

Call Rod at 778-835-8319

* Landscape and Garden Design & Construction * Full Lawn Care Services Mowing, Power Raking, Aeration, Fertilizing, New Lawns * Hedges and Tree Pruning * Yard Cleanups * Fences & Decks

Marc • 604-315-8954

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

DANN DECORATING

❏ SPRING CLEAN-UP ❏ Yard Maintenance ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Weeding ❏ Retaining Walls ❏ Lawn Cuttng Contracts Insured. Guaranteed. John: 604-464-8700 or 778-867-8785

• Pressure Washing • Residential/Commercial • Over 25 years experience

Park’s Landscaping

STARBRUSH PAINTING

Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 27 years exp.

604-518-3571

CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665

A Name You Can Trust

• Free Estimates • Seniors Disc. • High Quality, Low Cost • WCB

25% Off with this ad

Call 604-518-0974 #1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 31 yrs exp. Spring Special Ext/Int. Call 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338

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

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-221-4900

8200 Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 SAM’S Gardening SERVICE Lawn & Garden Care, Hedge Trims, Clean-up. 604-603-2341 WE CUT GRASS since 1988! Lawn Maint. Monthy rates/contracts. Reasonable rates. NO HST. Fred 604-614-8498 or Bill 604-939-2274

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Free Est.

942-5394

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

FREE ESTIMATES

CERT PLUMBER. Small or large jobs. Renos, home improvements, handy work etc. Free est. 604-468-3924, 778-228-3924

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Electrical

Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby

Lawn & Garden

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

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

full body rub • sauna & steam

604-294-8038 604-355-8038

Flooring/ Refinishing

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

Angel Massage Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

Spring Services

Call 604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

7010

Excavating

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

BBY, GOV’T Road. Very large 2 BR suite, full bath, shared w/d. $1300/mo + util. Ns/np. Near BCIT, SFU, Brentwood Mall & Bby Lake. Immed. 778-991-7058

6510

8087

Cleaning

Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

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

8155

Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

Top Tier Electrical Inc. Comm/Res renos & construction. Adam 604-773-4313 Lic #104540

PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN For Homes or Businesses. Call Dave at 778-386-3844

woodland@rentmidwest.com

RIVERS INLET

Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

8160

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Alarm/Security

PT MDY. Bright 1 BR grnd lev, Gas f/p, own laundry. $700/mo incls utils. NS/NP. 604-936-4815

Townhouses Rent

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

8105

Systems Ltd.

NEW WEST, Queens Park, 4th St, 1 BR, private entry, sh’d w/d. Character home/modernized. Suits 1 person. $635/mo incl util. June 1st. N/s, n/p. 604-521-3025

Electrical

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

COQ Westwood Plateau. N/S, N/P. 2 BR, f/bath, $900 inc utils. Avail Immed. 778-847-7637

N. WEST. 8th Ave/2nd St. Reno’d 1 BR, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $695 incl util. Suits 1. Jun 1. 604-818-5141

8080

• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available • Fast Reliable Service

COQ, MARINER Way, 1 BR gr lev, Own W/D, sep entry. Avail now, $700 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-945-6755 or 604-767-8049

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Office/Retail Rent

Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

CALL 604 723-8215

6565

6605

HOME SERVICES

Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

COPPERWORKS PLUMBING Will do ALL your plumbing needs. Get 20% off. Call 604-219-5555

B&Y MOVING

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 COAST MOUNTAIN MOVERS 2 men $65; 3 men $85/hr. Lic/Ins. coastmountainmovers@shaw.ca. 778-318-7141

PLUMBERS

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

8225

Power Washing

FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA

PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

NEW AIR MAINTENANCE

Commercial • Strata Small Business Painting • Drywall • Flooring Pressure Washing. Hourly or by Contract Free Estimates. Call Richard:

604-671-9901

LOW COST CONSTRUCTION Renos, additions, kitchens, suites, drywall tile. 778-706-6633

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Renovations & Home Improvement

CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715

8250

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

Roofing

8255

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST Rubbish Removal Reno’s & Drywall / Demo. YARD & HOME Cleanup 604-727-5232 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256 THOMAS DIAMOND Quality Renos, Repairs, Decks, Stairs etc. Precise, Reliable, Prof, Insured. Free Est. 604-710-7941. thomasdiamond1@hotmail.com

8250

Roofing

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

604-816-0945 604-590-4670 haysroof@telus.net

JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, fully ins. 604-726-6345

Auto Miscellaneous

9125

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8300

COASTAL RESTORATION. Stucco, int & ext painting, leak repairs. 20 yrs exp. 604-562-4442

8315

9125

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

2010 FORD Focus: 33K, under wrnty, A/C, 4-dr, pwr locks, AUTO, keyless entry, MP3 jack, Satellite Radio Console, bucket seats, $13,400. 604-858-1901

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

8335 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

604 628 9044

Sports & Imports

2003 VW Jetta TDI, 5 spd, ac, $5450. D9921 car in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522 2007 MERCEDES 350 CLK, convertible, 2 dr, auto, 34,000 kms, dark blue, fully loaded. very cond, $45,000 obo. Must go 778-999-3654

9172

Utility Trailers

HEAVY DUTY utility trlr steel, 2 ft sides, tie rails & 4 stake pockets. As New $995 obo 778-552-5171

9522

Find your car at

604-761-7175 Domestic

A division of Coquitlam Chrysler Dodge Jeep.

NTEED GUARAHR. 1- AL! V P A PRO

GOOD CREDIT? BAD CREDIT? NO PROBLEM! $1 CASH 000 With E ver

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

9155

RV’s/Trailers

2010 HIDEOUT 24BH, $17,295. #HT10242 604-856-856-5722 kustomkoachrv.com

2011 CHAPARRAL 267RLS, $36,995. #CW112671 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

2011 PASSPORT 238ML Ultralite, b#PT112381. $18,995. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

2006 ARTIC Fox 27ft wide body 4 season trailer. ac, bunk model, solar panel, 3 burner stove, $17,500, Chwk. 604-345-9013

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2007 CHEVY Avalanche SS, excellent cond, champagne colour, fully loaded, 2 monitors, DVD, $32,000 obo. 778-999-3654

2007, 18’ Pioneer Spirit in immaculate condition. Sleeps 7, full kitchen with stove, fridge, freezer. Full bath with tub & shower. $12,250 obo. Ph 604-794-7986

1986 CHEV Gruman. Propane. Step van style. Power lift. $4,995. 604-607-7711 or 604-809-3847

2007 JAYCO JFLIGHT 29 BHS, fully loaded, sleeps 8, tv & hitch incls, $17,900. 604-888-6394

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9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

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

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

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FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr cpe, White/grey int, auto, aluminum mags, spoiler, cd plyr, exc cond, n/s, female driven, no accid, 75,000 k, $5,000. 604-916-5590

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

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

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

Scrap Car Removal

9145

Domestic

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

9160

1997 TOYOTA Tercel, Good cond, air cared, low kms, great on gas. $2850 obo. 778-242-2018

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

9125

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER

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Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

9145

Domestic

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items are included. 604-936-8583

HAY’S ROOF MANAGEMENT (LM LTD) Established 1955 Your Roofing Experts

9105

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