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Officials deem trio of fires suspicious Firefighters find all the burning homes vacant Stories by Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Investigations continue after a rash of fires ripped through Port Coquitlam this weekend, including one at the Pickton property. Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services acting fire chief Terry Hochstetter said about 20 firefighters responded to three fires at different locations throughout the city Friday. The blazes began late in the night and continued until nearly 3 a.m. Saturday. First, firefighters were called to Robert “Willie” Pickton’s pig farm on Dominion Avenue, where two 45-foot construction trailers were found burning. “We had to cut the gate and make access in through the street on Dominion,” Hochstetter said. “It was at the back of the property, so it was a little difficult to get through.” Soon after, crews were called to a structure fire on Kelly Avenue off Shaughnessy Street. “It was a detached garage that was full of materials that was fully involved on the crew’s arrival there,” Hochstetter said. “It started to encroach on the home. That was extinguished.” As crews were finishing up with that fire, several people reported another blaze on Oxford Street. Crews arrived

to find a house fully engulfed in flames. “Luckily the buildings were vacated. … The house on Oxford was an abandoned structure without power or any services to it. Nobody was living in that residence,” Hochstetter said. “So there was nobody in any of the structures. That made it good for the firefighters that we didn’t have to affect any kind of rescue or worry about anybody being inside the homes on our arrival.” However, the fact that all these buildings were abandoned raises questions for investigators. “That’s what makes all these suspicious. They all are vacated, abandoned homes and there was nothing of heat or any reason for this to happen naturally. Normally if there’s people involved, you can put two and two together. But in this case, they’re all vacated, and at that time of the night, there shouldn’t have been an issue with any of them. There was nobody on site on arrival for any of the fires,” Hochstetter said. “At this time, our investigators are trying to follow up with information that they’ve been able to obtain at the scene and in the neighbourhoods. They’re working with the RCMP and then we’ll follow up and see if that brings forth some more information.” Coquitlam RCMP are also investigating a fourth fire that occurred the same night involving a garbage bin on Wellington Street. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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Coquitlam Canucks fans can team up for free game-day events during the Stanley Cup battle. Multiple TV screens will be set up at Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt.) and the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) to feature the finals. Each location will also host pre-game and intermission activities such as face painting, ball hockey, trivia quizzes and “show your spirit” contests. As well, Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex will host free skating at designated times. Mayor Richard Stewart said these events offer great opportunities for family entertainment. “Perhaps it’s once a generation that the Canucks have made it to this stage. It’s nice to have those generations share that time together. A lot of people end up going to a bar to watch the game. We’d like to offer an opportunity for families in a very family friendly environment to perhaps get together and watch the game,” Stewart said. “There’s no question that families don’t get down to the playoff games because of cost, so we want to support those family activities as much as we can. Certainly among them are our own local teams like the Express and the Adanacs that can provide family entertainment for less than the price of parking.” City staff hope to see a large group of fans gather to watch the games, he added. “We certainly saw during the Olympics a style of celebrating that Vancouver wasn’t used to. We showed that we can get together in an incredibly jubilant way to show the  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see WEAR.

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One Space, Many Applications for Therapy This year, the Early Intervention Team realized their long awaited dream of a Sensory Motor room. The new therapeutic area was purpose renovated to improve the physical, occupational and speech language therapy services SHARE provides children with disabilities. The room is spacious, equipped with a large matted bed for therapists to safely assess a child’s posture and on the floor is a trampoline, a set of stairs, and room for other equipment. And, it can all be easily pulled away for a quick game of floor hockey, a popular game among our small clients. “The room brings many benefits to SHARE but one in particular is that the space is consistent making assessments and re-assessments of gross motor skills accurate”,

says Hannah Castro-Llego, the Team Lead for SHARE’s Physical Therapists. One can see that the room is large enough to accommodate groups of children, and a great place to practice gross motor, speech and fine motor skills. But you may wonder why the décor is neutral, the lights can dim, the temperature can be adjusted and the walls are sound proofed. In an environment with minimal external noise and temperature and lighting adjusted just for them, a child will relax. Then the therapist will introduce an activity that helps the child avoid emotional overload and other behaviours that are barriers to learning. The activity will be chosen to meet the child’s sensory needs (taste, touch, site, sound and move-

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Report on Community Development Community Development refers to a process that our CD team uses to engage neighbourhoods in identifying and addressing shared challenges and goals. Out of this process several powerful programs have been developed and delivered that reached 3,169 people. We report on some of these programs here: English Practice Groups: Facilitated by volunteers, 1,009 people gathered in 18 groups that met throughout the year to practice their English language skills. Early Childhood Development Programs: 1,125 people attended our Parent and Tot Drop-in Programs, Parent Workshops and Par-

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Monday night came back in favour of some type of high- or mid-rise jkurucz@thenownews.com buildings being built in the area. One of the more recent public n Monday, the residents input sessions took place on April expressed their frustrations. 14 at the Vancouver Golf Club. On Tuesday, it was council’s That event was attended by 140 turn. people and 78 comment forms were The issue of a 24-storey tower in submitted. Of those, 52 people the Austin Heights neighbourhood supported the Beedie proposal, was the subject of ardent oppos16 opposed the idea and 10 were ition at a public hearing Monday undecided. night, one that saw the Coquitlam “Most people want to see redevelcouncil chambers over capacity. opment, some don’t and some The Beedie Group proposed never want change. Change is hard to build at the corner of Austin and I understand that. But there Avenue and Blue Mountain Street comes a point where you have to a 24-storey tower, a facility that redevelop. Highrises were a part of would have included 168 units, all these meetings,” Reid said. 12,000 square feet of common “We have been meeting for two amenities and three at-grade comyears on this. Staff had some meetmercial units. ings; the developer had these meetGiven the public outcry Monday, ings. When staff would have these the issue was ultimately referred meetings, they would always come back to staff to back at 60 or 70 try and find a per cent in favour,” middle ground said. “Change is hard and sheSome between the local of the opposition and the I understand that. But suggestions from developer’s plans those in opposthere comes a point for the site. ition to the plan where you have to The majority of included limiting redevelop.” those in attendany future high- or ance Monday mid-rise developclaimed that the ments to under Mae Reid height was too 10 storeys. That’s much to recona no-go accordCoquitlam Councillor cile, while others ing to Reid, who accused council of has worked in real not notifying the estate for close to public of the pro30 years. posed facility. “In that area, we have lots of The latter point left Coquitlam rental buildings. They’re threeMayor Richard Stewart bewildered storey wood frames, some of them in an interview with The NOW on are on their last legs. But to give Tuesday, as he noted that planning that [person] some incentive to for the redevelopment of the entire rebuild that, we’re going to have Austin Heights area has been in the to give him eight or 10 floors so works for close to three years. he can keep three or four floors as “I was surprised at the number rental and then market the other of people who said, despite dozens ones,” Reid said. of newsletters, newspaper stor“If you want affordable housing, ies and everything else, that they you have to get density because hadn’t heard anything about this otherwise the land costs get enormous process that’s been gobbled up. If we want our kids or going on for three years,” he said. our seniors to stay in the same area “It’s an eye-opener, it’s a little bit and have a nice little apartment, frustrating and a bit discouraging. they’re going to have to be down in We’ve got work to do.” the $200,000 range. To get down in About 50 people spoke to the the $200,000 range, you’ve got to proposal Monday night — with have density.” about three quarters voicing opposDitto for Coun. Brent ition — and the evening’s proceedAsmundson. ings wrapped up shortly after mid“Some people were talking about night Tuesday morning. less than 10 storeys and I don’t see Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the that facilitating the revitalization city’s land use committee, echoed for the area,” he said. Stewart’s sentiments in an inter“If you put it at eight storeys, the view Tuesday, saying that dozens of development community may say, public input opportunities prior to ‘Well, see you in 15 or 20 years.’”

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Coquitlam plans two new parks Two new parks are coming to Coquitlam as part of development on Burke Mountain. The City of Coquitlam announced Tuesday that it was partnering with Wesbild Holdings to build Millard Orchard Park and Galloway Neighbourhood Park in 2011.

The Millard Orchard Park will feature play equipment, sports court, picnic tables, orchard area and lawn areas. The larger Galloway Neighbourhood Park will include play equipment, sports court, spray park, rain garden, tai chi circle and grassy areas for active and pas-

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Nine bears destroyed last year, conflicts down so far John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com The bad news is that last year’s numbers were up considerably. The good news is that this year’s numbers are down substantially. That was the gist of a report presented to Coquitlam’s engineering, utilities and environment committee Monday, one that pointed to 2010 as having the secondhighest amount of bears destroyed since the numbers were first tabulated in 2004. The report notes that nine bears were destroyed last year, the second highest total out-

side of 2008, when 14 bears were shot. “It’s been pretty much the same across the province,” said Drake Stephens, Coquitlam’s Bear Aware coordinator. “It’s environmental factors in terms of peaks and valleys in wildlife populations. We’ve seen it before and we’ve seen similar things happen with coyotes and raccoons.” And while the number of bear deaths was up last year, so too was the number of sightings, as 930 calls into the Victoria-based conservation service hotline came from Coquitlam alone. In 2009, that number sat at 476. The majority of calls in

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“Calls are very low at this point,” he said. “There might only be two bears that are generating any complaints so it’s about as good as I’ve ever seen it.” A key point towards continuing to lower those numbers is for more residents to use bear-resistant bins for their kitchen and organic waste.

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put their garbage out in the morning and leaving it out at night.” A staff report notes that three $500 fines were levied last year for bylaw infractions around garbage pickup times, which stipulate that garbage must be placed curbside between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m. Despite last year’s numbers, Stephens said this year seems to be a polar opposite, though one bear has been killed this year near the DeBoville Slough.

2010 — or 80 per cent — pertained to garbage infractions, while Stephens said the remaining 20 per cent arose from issues around bird feeders, fruit trees that hadn’t been pruned or improperly stored compost piles. “It’s likely multiple factors,” said Coun. Brent Asmundson, chair of the city’s engineering committee. “But it could be an anomaly, it could be the garbage issue once again. We’ve still got issues with people not wanting to

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What appeared to be an outright rejection appears to have eased into an acceptance of sorts on the part of the City of Coquitlam. Council voted unanimously Monday to forward a letter to the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. expressing support for mixed martial arts (MMA) events at the Red Robinson Theatre, provided they be sanctioned by a governing body known as the Mixed Martial Arts Association of British Columbia (MMABC). “I think the popularity and understanding of the sport is really taking hold,” said Coun. Brent Asmundson, who chairs the Coquitlam Athletic Commission. “This isn’t going away. This is a major sporting event. When you look at the numbers, there is a huge, huge following.” Monday’s move represents a significant shift in policy for Coquitlam, as council sent a letter to the casino late last year asking it to no longer stage amateur MMA events. That letter was sent despite the city having no legislative power to ban amateur fights, as municipalities can only regulate professional fights —

parameters, under this set of rules, and that will allow us to remove our objections and that’s all we can do,” said Mayor Richard Stewart. In an interview Tuesday, Mahood said council’s decision was “vindicating.” “It makes us feel excellent that we’re getting our point across and that municipalities are understanding and listening. It’s better for the sport, it’s better for the safety of the people involved, it’s better for the communities,” he said. “Even though there’s no law that says amateur cards have to be overseen, it really is the right thing to do. Amateur fights need to be properly regulated and controlled.” West Coast Promotions coowner Manny Sobral, a former Olympic boxer himself, now works on promoting both boxing and MMA events. His group has staged two amateur MMA fights in Coquitlam in the last two years and like Mahood, he reacted to Monday’s news favourably. “The sport is out there, the best thing to do is have it be as safe as possible rather than having some promoter come into town without doctors, proper officials,” he said “That becomes the Wild West and I think that’s what the city was

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considered contests in which combatants are paid. In the realm of amateur fights, no government-recognized regulatory body exists to lay out parameters around fighter safety, on-site medical personnel or insurance concerns. MMABC, a fledgling group started last year that features former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters, is looking to become the de facto sanctioning body in B.C. The group serves as a third-party oversight between fight promoters, the fighters themselves and the venues to ensure that proper safety protocols are upheld. The group’s chairperson, Bill Mahood, presented to the city’s recreation, sport and culture committee in early April about how his organization works, and the protocols the group adheres to: providing multiple blood tests and other health checks, specs around on-site ambulances and other safeguards based on practices used in jurisdictions that have long-standing amateur sanctioning bodies. That presentation two months ago, in large part, led to Monday’s move. “Now we have sufficient information that the protection is in place under these

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Appointments are conflicts Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s latest Senate appointments must be called into question. Senators are to be a check on the prime minister, his cabinet and his House of Commons majority. They have the responsibility of providing “sober second thought” from their appointed positions. Appointing to the Senate defeated candidates is, in actualTo The ity, reappointing those who resigned from the Senate to become partisan politicians. This directly conflicts with their responsibility. Have Mr. Harper’s purely partisan personal appointees committed to voting as he pleases? Is that not vote-buying? Harper wants to create a climate of opinion that

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will allow him to propose provincially run elections of senators who would be accountable to their province and party. He wants to, by this, create the United States of Canada: the prime minister with presidential powers, an elected Senate with eight-year terms rather than six. Neither abolishing nor electing senEditor ators serves the purpose of the Senate intended when Canada came into being in 1867. A process that will enable the Senate to play its designated role is to have senators appointed by the Governor General upon the recommendation of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. Brian Marlatt White Rock

hen Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Senate reform, we thought he intended to try and improve it for Canada, not improve upon its use as a Conservative payoff and reward system. Harper’s move to appoint three defeated Tory candidates to the Senate drew howls from opponents — as it should. It’s one thing to find retired politicians — those who have gone on to do some good work in their retirement — it’s quite another to take newly defeated candidates and put them in the Senate. Harper had promised reform by making it an elected body, and if he was serious about that promise, he would have at least waited until all the election signs had been pulled out of lawns before rewarding his team’s losers. Then there’s the case of defeated Conservative MP Josee Verner, who receives severance of roughly $116,000, only to be immediately appointed to the $132,300 per year Senate post. Talk about double-dipping. Some pundits have suggested Harper appointed the defeated Tories to incite the call for reform again, and to get the provinces involved. If he did, there’s easier and less destructive ways of moving reform forward. We understand that previous parties have used the Senate to reward members, and as a guaranteed backup for policies — but few seem to have used it so nakedly for their own interest as Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. The Senate offers the parliamentary system an opportunity to be a force for a judicious, sober second look at legislation — but it is becoming (perhaps already is) just a parking place for patronage. Consequently, it will continue to be a target for derision and jokes. If the government is serious about reform, it needs to ask the provinces to get senators on the ballot for the next election. And it needs to lead the movement, not exploit the system for its own benefit.

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oon after she was sworn in as premier, I offered who reviewed the province’s child protection system. Grade: A. Christy Clark some advice in this column 5. Restore all the gaming grants to charities and about changing some policies that proved connon-profit organizations. This was one of the dumbtroversial under her predecessor. est cost-cutting measures of the Campbell I don’t believe for a moment that government, and Clark has partially any premier follows my advice, of undone much of it. Many, but by no means course, but I thought it might be all, of those organizations are getting their interesting to see if Clark has agreed grants. Grade: B. with any part of my “top 10” list and 6. Mend the relationship with B.C.’s grade her accordingly: teachers. An early sign that things were 1. Raise the minimum wage. Well, turning around on this issue was the this was one of her first decisions soon attendance at the annual convention of after taking office and the first indicaView From the B.C. Teachers’ Federation of Education tion she was prepared to do things The Ledge Minister George Abbott, who became the differently than Gordon Campbell. first education minister of the B.C. Liberal Grade: A. Keith Baldrey government to attend that gathering. The 2. Review the province’s energy government also declined to appeal a court ruling policy and B.C. Hydro’s proposed massive rate hikes. striking down its law on class sizes. A good start, but She has ordered a review of those rate hikes, but still not enough to suggest successful contract negothat’s the extent of any action on the energy file. Still, if a review means lower rate hikes that will be a tiations with the BCTF are possible. Grade: C+. 7. Change the funding formula for K-12 educagood thing. Grade: C+. tion. No change here, although that court decision 3. Review the legal bills arising from the B.C. Rail on class sizes could have an impact on education trial of two former political aides. She’s met this funding. Grade: Incomplete. one halfway by naming University of B.C. president 8. Review the hikes to Medical Service Plan preStanley Toope to review the policy of paying the miums and the carbon tax as part of the “families legal bills of civil servants. Grade: C+. first” agenda. So far, not a peep here. Grade: F. 4. Repair the relationship with children’s repre9. Explore using revenues from the carbon tax to sentative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. Major strides at least partially fund public transit. Clark has indeed have been made here, as Clark appointed a new agreed to consider this approach within a couple of minister (Mary McNeill) and, perhaps more importyears. Grade: a tentative C+. antly, a new deputy minister (Stephen Browne). 10. Finally, figure out a solution to stop fares on The moves have been hailed by Turpel-Lafond and B.C. Ferries from continuously going up and up. by Ted Hughes, the former deputy attorney-general

Clark’s government has introduced legislation to cap fare hikes until a review of the entire ferry system is completed by B.C. Ferries commissioner Gord McAtee. Clark appears to be buying time, hoping to minimize ferry fare hikes as an election issue. At the end of the process, she’ll have to increase the government’s ferry subsidy anyway. Grade: C+. It’s interesting to note that all 10 of my suggestions could probably be found in an NDP campaign platform (indeed, my column was “retweeted” by an NDP MLA at the time), and Clark has adopted most of them to some degree, demonstrating there is indeed a new sheriff in town who is substantially different than the previous one. It should also be noted that Clark adopted some advice I humbly wrote in this space a couple of weeks back: she has proposed to chop the rate of the HST by two points, as well as offer more HST rebates (she calls them “transition cheques”) to more British Columbians. I suggested taking those actions were the only things that could give the HST a fighting chance to pass muster in the upcoming referendum. Indeed, an Ipsos-Reid poll taken for Global shows support for the tax is now in a dead heat with the opposition to it. Just a few months back, it seemed inconceivable that voters would warm up to the HST (when it was first introduced, polls indicated opposition to it was running about 9-1). But, way back then, it seemed inconceivable that Christy Clark would be the next premier of B.C. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Tell the government arts matter in your community Re: “Lindy Sisson named arts champion,” Wednesday, May 25. Thank you for recognizing the award I recently received in The NOW on May 25. It is an honour to be recognized for my work as an “outstanding champion for the arts in British Columbia schools and communities.” The article did not include mention of my 10 years as artistic and executive director for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival (VICF), and I feel that I was able to accomplish the most in terms of championing arts in education and involvement of community in the arts during my time there. This leads me to the irony that another article (in the same paper as this one) appeared focusing on the local effects of recent changes to provincial gaming grant criteria and the resultant cuts. The withdrawal of provincial support for arts groups from “grassroots” community groups to the large international festivals is having a devastating effect. Without the gaming funds that the VICF received I certainly wouldn’t have been able to do the work that has now garnered me this award. The Kids Festival has just sustained a 50per-cent cut in their gaming funds, and only discovered this fact 13 days before this year’s festival — which began Monday at its new location on Granville Island. This necessary move was to make the festival more feasible to operate and take advantage of its indoor venues. A move such as this should be sustained by increased support to ensure its success rather than funding cuts. In light of this potentially crippling news, festival organizers are having to rely more

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than ever on increased public support through Francophone, also used in the article, is a ticket sales to ensure that the festival is able to word with many meanings. continue in the future. All Canadians with French as their mother They have introduced evening shows in tongue are francophone, but the majority addition to this upcoming weekend’s lineup of of francophones in the world do not live in incredible shows. Canada. So in my new role as “arts champion,” I The second-biggest French-speaking town encourage families to take in the wonders on after Paris is not Montreal, but Kinshasa offer at the Kids Fest (www.children(Republique Democratique du sfestival.ca), and as well do whatever Congo). you can to send the provincial govInterestingly, the ancestors of ernment the message that the arts many French-Canadians didn’t matter in your community, encourspeak French until they came To The Editor aging them to broaden the gaming to Canada, as they came from criteria to ensure the health of this French provinces where French vital sector of society. wasn’t widely spoken until the mid-19th century. Lindy Sisson One could call people from these provinces Executive Director first nations of France. Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council The French government has recognized the The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre existence of 24 native languages in metropolitan France and 51 overseas.

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It’s a fine francophone line Re: “Hillcrest gets it French groove with Gregg LeRock,” Wednesday, May 25. It is quite puzzling to find Gregg LeRock called a French musician when, on his own Internet site, he refers to himself as a “French language songwriter-performer.” He coyly doesn’t say where he was born and could well be French, i.e. born and raised in France; but chances are that French isn’t even his mother tongue, but one that he loves to use and teach. Surely the distinction between language and nationality is something that English-speaking Canadians can understand? Unless they or at least one of their parents were born in England, they are English-speaking Canadians, not English.

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Not-so-smart meters? Smart meters seem to increase electricity bills wherever they are installed, yet B.C. Hydro asks us to believe that somehow only in B.C. will we escape the costs of the smart meter disaster. A Toronto Hydro survey found no reduction in energy use, but smart meters increased hydro bills for about 80 per cent of consumers. Soaring electric bills have caused smart meter lawsuits in California and Texas. Pilot projects in Maryland and Connecticut showed smart meters did not conserve energy, but had significant risks and would only increase rate-

payers’ electric bills. Health complaints have led dozens of local governments in other states to demand smart meter bans. As news pours in of sky-high electric bills, security problems, privacy violations, electrical interference and people getting sick from smart meter radiation, B.C. Hydro has budgeted $8.6 million for customer research, engagement and outreach to market smart meters to an increasingly unwilling public. Bypassing B.C. Utilities Commission authority and exempting smart meters from the Hydro rate review has denied public scrutiny, citizen input and our right to customer choice. They can shove them down our throats, but do they really have to spend our money to convince us to like it? Ed Rubin Surrey

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Port Moody council smitten with love locks idea Romance is key in Port Moody where sweethearts can soon express affection with permanent padlocks. Port Moody council agreed last week to include an area in the city where lovers can fasten padlocks etched with their initials. After the lock is in place, they would then throw away the key to forever bind their love. Council learned of the idea from resident Linda Balzer, who suggested installing a short love-lock rail at Rocky Point Pier after seeing similar installations throughout Europe. However, David Spence, a Port Moody resident, said the pier is not an appropriate place for the padlocks. “We have historical stones, we have memorial benches and we have the Port Moody commemorative garden located at the pier. It seems to me the love locks will lead to a sense of being cluttered, a clutteredness at the end of the pier,” Spence said. “That for me is a bit of being incongruent with the green nature of the park. Perhaps there’s another more appropriate place in the city where there already is a chain-link fence that could be used for the love locks.” Coun. Diana Dilworth supported the idea, adding that her daughter attached love locks with her boyfriend throughout Europe. “It’s very romantic, which is why the end of the pier was suggested. That is one of the most romantic locations that we have in Port Moody,” Dilworth said. “I would like to see this go ahead. … I would also like to caution about what might happen as we go down this road. We’re talking about putting love locks in a public amenities space. There’s going to be a retail end to this. People are going

Two arrests in graffiti case Friday the 13th was an unlucky day for suspected graffiti taggers in the TriCities. On May 13, Coquitlam RCMP Const. Matt Berinbaum patrolled local graffiti hot spots, along with the Canada Pacific Rail police. They discovered a 13-year-old allegedly tagging a B.C. Hydro box in Coquitlam. The youth was arrested and now faces one count of mischief. Next, they spotted a young man with a spray can in his hand, allegedly vandalizing a train car with graffiti. The suspect, a 22-year-old Surrey man, tried to run, but was arrested and charged with mischief and assaulting a police officer.

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Indelible invades Coquitlam Local rap group Indelible will perform this Friday as part of what’s being billed as the “biggest hip hop show ever in Coquitlam.” Featuring Port Moody brothers Jay T. and Lee T. Edmondson, the group will be joined by Josh Martinez, Evil Ebenezer and the Lytics at Roo’s Pub for the free show starting at 9 p.m. After their Coquitlam pit stop, Indelible will continue touring across Canada until June 25. For more info, see www.indeliblehiphop.com.

Artists sought for Canada Day

Artists interested in selling their wares at Coquitlam’s upcoming Canada Day celebrations have until Friday, June 3 to submit their applications. Slated to take place at both the Evergreen Cultural Centre and at Lafarge Lake, the July 1 celebrations will feature an expected crowd of between 10,000 and 30,000 people. Artists looking to be a part of those festivities must submit the following: contact information including name, address, phone number and e-mail; five jpeg images of their current work no larger than 500 KB at 300 dpi; a brief biography and a price list relating to the images. As for entry guidelines, the artist call is open to all B.C. artists and the work must be created by that artist, as no imported works will be considered. All works must be made available for sale, and entry fees will range between $25 and $75. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Applicants can send their submissions to: Astrid Heyerdahl, visual arts manager, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7Y3 or e-mail astrid@evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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Students with PoCo’s Encore Dance Academy, left, recently got to strut their stuff in front of Order of Canada member Veronica Tennant.

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t was the kind of competitive scenario where scores and results are secondary to the experience itself. Close to 90 students from Port Coquitlam’s Encore Dance Academy took to the stage at the recently held Festival du Ballet in Surrey, an event that saw hundreds of participants from across Metro Vancouver taking part. And while the scores were impressive, so too was the assortment of judges deliberating on those scores. The three-person judges panel consisted of Hazel Stark, Aletheia Mendes and Veronica Tennant, who shot to fame in the 1970s with the National Ballet of Canada and danced alongside ballet luminaries such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev. She earned the distinction of prima ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada in the 1970s and has since gone on to carve out a career in TV, film and

literature — on top of being named to the Order of Canada. With Tennant waiting in the wings, Encore’s entry for Mary Poppins earned the second high score in the Level 1 group, and won the choreography award from the judges for outstanding choreography. “Ms. Tennant is an inspiration to all dancers, but particularly in ballet,” said Barbara Quinn, Encore’s marketing manager. “She is incredibly talented and very accomplished.” Included in that group of seven-, eight- and nineyear-olds were: Jayna Bettesworth, Juliana Bucovaz, Sky Burnham, Sophie Chisholm, Mikayla Chunara, Serena Crouse, Olivia D’Amici, Jessica Dietz, Briley Hallam, Nikolai Kaldanian, Quincy Kochan, Katherine Kubyshkin, Keely Lind Petersen, Colby Mackenzie, Micaela Newton, Alyssa Oram, Amanda Pedersen, Jessica Pedersen, Chase Powersmith, Sierra Santorelli, Carly Seemann, Kaitlyn Shaw, Deborah Wong and Maggie Zhang. On top of the group’s success, there were individual accolades to be had as well.

PoCo’s Amanda Pedersen garnered the Level 1 third high score solo distinction, while Sophie Chisholm, also from Port Coquitlam, took home the Level 1 second high score solo. Level awards are given out based on the amount of time a dancer trains in a given week, with Level 3 indicating six or more hours a week devoted solely to ballet, Level 2 highlighting a two- to four-hour commitment and Level 1 noting two hours or less of training per week. Dancers aside, the PoCo-based school also claimed a victory on the choreography end of things as well. Laurel Cabrita, Encore’s senior ballet instructress, was given one of three choreography awards for her work on Mary Poppins. Only three of those awards were handed out of a field of 265 routines. “The dancers, as well as the instructors, were thrilled to have Ms. Tennant adjudicate their work,” Quinn said. “She stated that she was inspired by the talent she saw and saw great potential for many of the dancers she saw to continue on to professional careers when she spoke at the final awards ceremony.”

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ON WITH THE SHOW: Port Coquitlam drummer Adam Todd, second from left, will debut his new band Celestial Ruin on Saturday, June 4 at Vancouver’s Media Club.

Students from the Port Moody-based Caulfield School of Dance will close out their season with a journey through the senses. Running June 3 to 5 at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Theatre, Sensations! explores the dynamic between how the mind and body respond to various elements that fall within the artistic umbrella — dance, song, drama and design.

Show times are slated for 7 p.m. on June 3, 1 and 7 p.m. on June 4 and 1 p.m. on June 5. Once the show wraps up, three students from Caulfield will then quickly jet off to Kamloops for the 2011 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts. Spencer Britten, Ben Freemantle and Lauren Phillips all got the provincial nod, while Tiana Pazidrek was named as an alternate rep.

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This hero never stopped giving By: Brian Wade Being a former Canadian soldier I wear poppy for a week in November to honour those who paid the supreme price for our freedom. I wear a daffodil for the month of April to honour possibly the bravest person I’ve ever known. My wife, Veronica McIlveen, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, long before we met. A mastectomy and plastic surgery were in her immediate future. Roni used to like to say she got a boob job and a tummy tuck all in one. After five years on tomoxafin, Roni was declared cancerfree. In the fall of 2008, when she could not climb a flight of stairs without stopping to catch her breath, Roni thought she had heart problems. Wrong guess, her heart was good. The breast cancer was back, and had metastasized into both lungs. She

immediately volunteered for research trials. “If I can’t save myself, maybe I can save other women,” she said. There were no new drugs, no trials at that time. Over the next two and a half years I stood by, pretty much helpless, and supported this woman on her second cancer journey. She and her daughters kept an up-to-date blog called “Roni’s Cancer Journey.” She volunteered for everything she could handle: the Olympics, the World Police and Firefighters Games, the B.C. Summer Games and countless, cancer fundraising events. She had a team called Viva Veronica’s Voluptuous Vamps in the CIBC Run for the Cure and at the Relay for Life with her team, The Country Dancing Boobies. Her son Patrick has taken over that team and we will be at the Coquitlam event June 4. Only a week after brain surgery to remove me-

tastasizes from the right hemisphere to be followed by radiation to knock out 12 mets on the left side, she volunteered on behalf of the B.C. Breast Cancer Agency to walk the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week 2010. Dutifully I accompanied her to the Empire Landmark on Robson. For about an hour and a half we waited in the dressing room for her turn on the runway. Hairstylists made up a fancy headdress for her to wear, she had her make-up professionally done, she chatted with the models and they taught her to use two kinds of hairspray on the soles of high heals to make the runway less slippery. Poor me, I had to stand around in the changeroom all that time surrounded by 20-something high-fashion models running around in underwear. The things a man will do for his wife. With honour, with dignity and with courage, Roni got up every morning, pulled

her pants on one leg at a time, just like you and I. She would pause for a moment to catch her breath, look cancer in the eye and spit. She was a true inspiration to many. A hero to some, a life partner to me. According to her wishes, Roni remained at home. On a bright, sunny February afternoon, Roni took the next step on her journey leaving behind the pain, uncertainty, fear and cancer. I want to thank a few people for the contributions to Roni’s battle. There are way too many personal friends and family to thank individually so thanks guys, you made the journey bearable. To all the doctors, nurses and technicians and many other oncologists, you all with one goal in mind — to eliminate this disease. To the palliative home care team for North Coquitlam: above and beyond the call

does not begin to describe your contribution. The biggest thanks should go to the Canadian Cancer Society. The employees and volunteers of this organization stop at nothing to ensure we battle cancer to the end. They make certain that the funds for research get raised, they ensure cancer patients and their caregivers have at

their disposal every tool that can possibly help. These are all dedicated individuals, each motivated by their own needs, but again working towards a common goal of making cancer a word that See ‘Hero’ page 13 ...

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Relay celebrates 20 years By: Moira van den Akker This June will commemorate two decades of celebrating, remembering and fighting back at the Coquitlam Relay for Life. The event has been outstanding for bringing members of the Tri-Cities community together for the cause and the impressive numbers of returning, devoted volunteers who have been with them through the years are highly credited in making this 20th celebration possible. Jessica VanDenAkker, current co-chair of the Coquitlam relay, exemplifies the dedication of many volunteers who return with more enthusiasm and more determination year after year. This year will be VanDenAkker’s third year as co-chair, but she has been a part of Coquitlam relay since the very beginnings. “I was a [piano] student of Jacquelyn Kassa’s and my parents also participated in the first-year relay with a team, so I came along with them at the first ‘Rompin’ Stompin’ Run for a Cure.’”

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VanDenAkker explains how the Coquitlam Relay is a very important annual celebration to the Tri-Cities community. “I think the most amazing thing to date is how much of the community has come together in Coquitlam. Twenty years is the majority of my life, and it is truly stunning to consider the commitment of so many people and the growth.” From being a team participant, team

Roni’s contribution. Shortly before her passing they came to our home and presented her with the Canadian Cancer Society’s National Medal of Courage Award. As I mentioned, I have never met a more coura-

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Lighting a candle in hope for a cure By: Mary da Costa Relay for Life’s luminary ceremony takes place in the evening and is a time to remember and honour those affected by cancer. Luminaries are tea light candles that are placed in special bags with the names of cancer survivors and loved ones who have

lost their battle to this devastating disease. Luminaries are placed along the relay track and lit for the final relay lap of the day. It is an inspirational and unforgettable experience that motivates everyone to continue the fight. Matthew Binkle is chair of the luminary sales committee and never runs short of

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people happy to volunteer at the luminary tent. It is back-breaking work laying out the 1,300 to 1,500 luminaries sold each year around the track with all the bending and arranging to keep them in order. “The Relay for Life has shown me in a very personal way how a single uniting cause can bring together people from all walks of life. At relay, I have met families relaying for a loved one, colleagues relaying for a co-worker and teams of teenagers relaying because they know it’s the right thing to do,” Binkle said. “By volunteering at the luminary tent, we have the opportunity through the course of the day to see almost everyone at relay. Every person donating for a luminary has their own reasons for doing so and sometimes we are lucky enough that people will share their stories. The feelings of joy, sorrow, anger and triumph all have a place.” As a luminary sales volunteer, Mary da Costa most fondly remembers the luminary ceremonies she has attended over the years. “My heart goes out to all those remembering a lost loved one or honouring a survivor. To see the entire track covered with lit luminaries and the procession of participants holding candles is just so moving.”

Some particiPhoto: pants give Flora Yu their luminaries an extra personal touch. A craft table is set up at the luminary tent for those wishing to decorate their luminaries in memory or in honour of their loved one. Some even bring photos from home. “The saddest thing is to see the photos of the children. Cancer does not discriminate on age. I will never forget one woman who came to the luminary tent to decorate her See ‘Light’ page 15 ...

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captain and an avid volunteer, VanDenAkker has been active in helping the Coquitlam relay reach its goals every year. Her volunteer journey to becoming co-chair has had her take on a variety of roles and a great deal of flexibility. From stuffing envelopes, T-shirt folding and event-day running around, VanDenAkker’s mantra has become, “I have to be willing to help wherever help is needed.” VanDenAkker remembers when relay became a national event and how it helped with the continued growth of the Coquitlam relay. “Being part of a recognized fundraiser across the country, as well as the opportunity to network, learn and work with others across the country really helped to develop the event from an organizational standpoint due to additional resources.” But there have been challenges, especially when relay looks to tackle an opponent who often unjustly wins the fight. “The greatest challenge is truly remembering why we fight back sometimes and remaining positive,” VanDenAkker admits. “So many people have been lost to this disease, and it

day, June 4 at the Percy Perry Stadium. It is an all-day event starting at 8 a.m. with the survivor’s breakfast ending with the luminary ceremony. Survivors can register for the free breakfast and survivor’s lap online. Luminaries can be purchased

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at the luminary tent or can be purchased online. For information on Coquitlam’s Relay for Life, visit www.relaybc.ca/coquitlam. For information about the Canadian Cancer Society, call 1-888939-3333 or go online to www.cancer.ca.

can be hard not to give in to the negativity.” But there is always something that keeps those determined to find a cure to continue to persevere. “At the same time, I have met so many amazing people who have been so courageous in the face of this disease that I can’t help but be inspired,” she said. “The other challenge is to ensure that people understand the difference this event really makes — both from a community standpoint, but also from a non-financial standpoint. It is a form of healing and support and empowerment for people facing (or with loved ones) facing the disease. It is a way to raise awareness about cancer, especially prevention and advocacy — the difference one person can make with small changes and to ensure that people are also made aware of the CCS and what it can do for them. It’s hard to really quantify that in a meaningful way, so it is often overlooked.” When asked what the most memorable success or achievement for the Coquitlam relay has been, VanDenAkker said longevity lingers in her memory. “I think 20 years is probably the biggest success — 20 years ago there was no Internet, but there was a relay,” she said.

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Mayor’s Coffee Talk 8:00 – 9:00 am, Chamber Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

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CHAIR’S REPORT

Richard Rainey Chamber Chair

There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, “Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!” “Don’t cry ‘wolf’, shepherd boy,” said the villagers, “when there’s no wolf!” They went grumbling back down the hill. Aesop, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” Whether we like it or not, much of our focus over the next short while will be given to the

fate of BC’s Harmonized Sales Tax. It is hard to recall a public policy issue in this Province as polarizing as the HST debate has been. From the perspective of many businesspeople, the debate is particularly frustrating because so much of the focus has been given to the regrettable way that the tax was introduced, and less to the question of whether harmonization itself is of merit. With the greatest of respect to those who oppose the HST, there really should be no huge opposition to the concept of combining a seven percent provincial sales tax and a five percent federal sales tax into one twelve percent harmonized tax. Theoretically at least people would pay the same, but businesses would save (billions, by some accounts) on duplicated reporting and administrative costs and input credits that could be passed on to consumers or otherwise

used to improve competitiveness. Instead, the haphazard way that the HST was introduced in B.C. gave the opponents of the tax all the ammunition they needed to effectively make the case that the HST – any HST – is bad for B.C. As business organizations, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade across the province will be tackling the somewhat delicate task of presenting the business case for a harmonized tax. We’d all concede, I’m sure, that the HST isn’t perfect – but as long as it is around, it can be improved and fixed, But once it’s gone, we can safely assume that it won’t be back anytime soon, and the clear advantages in having one harmonized tax will be lost for the foreseeable future. I’d encourage you to participate in the discussions with open minds. richard@raineylaw.com

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Celebrating our 55th Anniversary this year, this club was originally put in place to protect the Coquitlam River and has now expanded into the largest public facility of its type in Metro Vancouver. Occupying 35 acres on Burke Mountain, the Club has a Caretaker in residence and a large 4500 square foot Clubhouse where meetings, weddings, private parties, game banquets and more are held throughout the year. The Clubhouse also houses an indoor archery range used by the Junior Olympic program and other archery target sports. There are 9 firearm target ranges used not only for recreational and competitive target shooters but also as training facilities for almost a dozen Metro Vancouver law enforcement agencies represented by RCMP detachments such as Coquitlam and others, Vancouver Police Dept., New Westminster Police Service, BC Sheriff’s, Port Moody Police Dept., armored car companies and more. The Club is involved each year with such events as the Como Lake Kid’s Fishing Derby, donations to SHARE Food Bank, student bursaries, and education programs related to Club activities. With the successful renewal of our lease for another 30 years, the Club continues to look forward to being a large component of the recreation and education venues available to the communities it serves. Visit us on our website pcdhfc.com or for more information call 604.942.9772.

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“Sooo slow!”- the universal slogan of computer users, uttered as you remember a time when your computer was faster than a speeding bullet. What is it that turns your computer from a rocket into a snail? Several factors play into a computer’s speed, including the RAM, hard drive and processing speed. The processing speed of a computer depends on the capabilities of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) – the hardware component that is responsible for scheduling tasks, processing data and providing useful output to applications. Processing speed is measured in cycles per second and expressed in Hertz. When buying a new computer, it is important to ensure that the processing speed is at least 2 Gigahertz. Sometimes when computers suddenly slow down, it’s because too many applications are trying to use the CPU. Check if you have

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any applications open that you are unaware of. But even when all applications are closed, your computer is still executing processes, which are started by the system and run in the background. Although most processes perform useful tasks, programs like iTunes or Word continue even when they are closed. Use the Task Manager to terminate unnecessary processes and applications. Since most of the tasks performed by applications on your computer consist of more than one calculation, Random Access Memory (RAM) is used by the CPU to store all intermediate data. The larger the RAM, the more data can be maintained without having to be cleared out and recomputed. A RAM of 2 GB is typically satisfactory for quick operation. When the available RAM is insufficient, many computers allocate a portion of the hard drive, referred to as the paging file, for use by the CPU. Accessing the hard drive is not as fast as accessing RAM so to increase the efficiency of paging, it is

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recommended that at least 1 GB of the C: drive is kept free. If data is constantly saved and removed from the hard drive, the available space can become split up into little chunks and scattered throughout the disk. Fragmentation is one of the reasons why some files take forever to open and close. Use a tool such as Disk Defragmenter, which rearranges files stored on the disk to occupy contiguous storage locations. When programs close, garbage memory values remain wasting RAM. To fix this, periodically reboot your computer and allow the RAM to clear out. And when the going gets really tough, you can always have your computer reformatted. This process resets all the settings, reverses all changes made by programs, clears out all files and makes your computer as good as new again! Jaguar IT Services provides professional IT services and support to Small and Medium sized businesses. Our team will ensure that your system and data is secure, reliable and easy to use. Call us at 604.941.4357, email us at sales@jagitservices.com or visit our website at www.jagitservices.com/

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Board of Directors 2011 Chair: Richard Rainey

Richard J.S. Rainey Law Corp

1st Vice Chair: Davide Fantillo

Crest Impressions Inc.

2nd Vice Chair: Jimmy Ho

Boulevard Casino

3rd Vice Chair: Rick Pasin

Sprott-Shaw Community College

Treasurer Trevor Sutherland EPR

Past Chair: Stephanie Booth

RBC Business Banking

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Group Insurance Plan®

The Business Case for hiring people with disabilities is strong.

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Postmedia Inc., Community Publishing

Curt Allison

Express Employment Professionals

Velvet Cates-Capell

Canstar Restorations

Peggy Hunt

TransLink

Mark Pettie

Pettie Insurance & Financial Services

Brenda Phillips

First Services Hospitality

Barrie Seaton

Sabrina Cercle

Royal LePage Showcase Plus

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Gillian Kirk

Staff: Michael Hind

Membership Services

Ivana Primorac

Executive Director

Karen Godden

Accounting

Jacquelyn Hnat Marketing

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Chamber Members Kudos & Congratulations! Congratulations to MARDON INSURANCE BROKERS (COQUITLAM) LTD. who was awarded a BROKER PERFORMANCE AWARD, FROM ICBC based on an intricate list of criteria. In addition, MARDON INSURANCE also was recognized as being one of only 30 Autoplan offices in the province (out of more than 900) in exceeding ICBC’s standards for the Broker Performance Awards & Professionalism in 2010. Hats off to all involved for the first ever “UNWINED”, held Saturday, May 14th at the Coquitlam Centre. The event was a huge success, hosting over 400 people and enabled sponsors and attendees to help raise $8500 for the COQUITLAM FOUNDATION and $8500 for the DOUGLAS COLLEGE FOUNDATION. Incredible job! Best of luck to DAVID CLARK, DIRECTOR FOR EAGLE RIDGE FOUNDATION who announced his retirement on May 18, effective August 1. We wish you the best!

RANGER WEST FINANCIAL & INSURANCE SERVICES INC. 2227 St. Johns Street, Phone: 604-936-2712 Port Moody, BC V3H 2A6 Fax: 604-936-2715 brent@rwfinancial.com

Brad Alden

Janine Davies

G&F Financial Group

Incredible efforts by sponsors, participants and volunteers who helped to raise over $65,000 to benefit Eagle Ridge Hospital at the annual “WHEEL TO HEAL” event.

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COQUITLAM MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING PLAYERS OPENS MAY 1, 2011

2011 NEW PLAYER REGISTRATION MEETING: Saturday, June 11, 2011

Location: Multi Purpose Room, New Arena 10am to 12pm Followed by Returning Player Registration

THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER AS RETURNING PLAYER WITH NO LATE FEE. • All new players require two pieces of proof of residency in Coquitlam and Birth Certificates. • One cheque or money order per child, per division (except for Juvenile). Cash will not be accepted. No Credit Cards Please. • First year and new to hockey Peewee players must attend a mandatory Body Checking Clinic and will be assessed a $60.00 fee. • Rep Evaluation Tryout Fees $110 and is non-refundable - no exceptions.

REP TRYOUT FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN ALL CASES.

*All Juvenile players must provide two cheques for registration - Tryout fee is non-refundable. For additional Juvenile information please contact the Juvenile Coordinator, Ron Wells at ronwells@coquitlamminorhockey.org For further information on registration, please contact Maria Borri, registrar@coquitlamminorhockey.org and please visit our website at www.coquitlamminorhockey.org

Maple Ridge July 4 - 8

COACHES & LEADERS!

Coquitlam July 25 - 29

with Missoula Children’s Theatre

Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association is seeking coaches for the 2011 2012 Hockey Season. Strong understanding of the game and exceptional leadership skills are prerequisites. Please see our website under "Coaches Corner" for more details.

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six and 12 years. Children can choose between arts, sports, culture, history and much more. Every Friday, a field trip is planned to a variety of places: Vancouver Aquarium, Maritime Museum, Fort Langley national historic site, Wild Play Park in Maple Ridge and others. The Maillardville-Coquitlam French summer camp will be open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Banting Middle School (820 Banting St., Coquitlam). For more information or to register, please visit www. maillardville.com or call 604515-7070.

Victoria Hall hosts camps Bored? Nothing to do this summer? Coquitlam parks, recreation and culture want to keep your kids active and entertained, especially in the northeast segment of the community. The department is holding summer camps at Victoria Hall at the foot of Burke Mountain, so parents can drop their kids off for a day of entertainment. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between July 18 and Aug. 26, kids can take part in this brand new day camp filled with non-stop activity and fun. Camp is for children six to 10 years, runs during the week and will be held at 3435 Victoria Dr., Coquitlam. To sign up, call 604-9274FUN (4386), visit in parks facility.

Sensations!

Friday, June 3 at 7pm Saturday, June 4 at 1pm & 7pm Sunday, June 5 at 1pm Terry Fox Theatre

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GRAND OPENING Friendly Explorers Child Care Centre is a newly licensed child care facility located in downtown Port Coquitlam

Easter Seals support campers The Money Mart Easter Seals 24-Hour Relay for the Kids is mere days away from hosting its annual charity running event to raise funds in support of the B.C. Lions Society’s Easter Seals Camping Program. Nearly 80 relay teams from across the Lower Mainland are holding pub nights, garage sales, car washes, raffles and much more. Participating teams will vie for bragging rights to be one of the top fundraising teams,

all while raising important funds that will go towards financing over 800 B.C. children with disabilities on one-week summer camping trips each year at the cost of $2,400 per child. The relay will be held June 18 and 19, and features 24 hours of running in circles, dressing up, having fun, all while raising funds for some very special children. For information or to register, visit www.24hourrelay.com or 604-873-1865.

We are a learn through play facility, providing planned monthly themes with age appropriate activities such as science experiments, puzzles, safe group baking, creating art projects, circle times, show and tell, visiting our local library, going on fun local field trips and much more. Registration is now being accepted for full-time, part-time and drop-in enrollment of children 2 1/2 - 5 years of age. Please call Karen for more information or a tour of our facility. “A Place for children to explore there learning potential”

Friendly Explorers Child Care Centre

101-2248 Elgin Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2B2 604-942-4141 Friendlyexplorers@gmail.com.

To Advertise in this feature call Virginia 604-444-3051 NEW HORIZON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

• LESSONS • REPAIRS • CONSIGNMENTS • EXCHANGE

We offer Montessori

• Full Day Care • Preschool AM, PM, Kindergarten & Extended Montessori Programs • Before & After School Care

Summer Lessons E •

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(Parent-Run Board Non-Profit Society Est. 1976)

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1415 Noon’s Creek Drive Westwood Plateau/Heritage Woods For information please check: www.nhmontessori.com

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604-552-7542 Childcare Centre

Children’s House Montessori School

Our goal is to see happy, secure children who are strong in mind, body & spirit

Call 604-931-1311 1563 Regan, Coquitlam www.montessoribc.com

Spaces Available for Summer 12months to 12 years

Children are our future

Our educational program is based on Reggio Emilia approach according to children’s interests and strengths. Our educational program includes open ended art,science and math,music and movement and outdoor adventure for children ages 12 months to 12 years old. Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 7.00 am-6.00 pm Coordinator: Mahtab,H.M.Jafar FREE Contact number: 778-355-5099 Gradual 778-389-9410 En try www.rominadaycare.com Website: Email address: childcare@rominadaycare.com Address: #6 Linden court,Port Moody,V3H 5C1

• Licensed Childcare for Children 0-12 years of age (Infant/Toddler, Group Daycare, School Age Care) • Activities: Gym, Crafts, Phonics, Outside Play, Science, Field Trips, etc. • Full Time and P/T Spaces Available

SHINING STAR DAYCARE

2665 Runnel Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1S3 Phone: 604-944-0420 • Fax: 604-944-0728

FUNSHINE LEARNING CENTRE

Come and Visit us! www.westwoodmontessori.com

Daycare Preschool Full & Partime

• Before & After School Care (7 am to 6 pm) • Infant & Toddler Program • Choice of: 5, 4, 3 Day Programs

Kindergarten Out of School Transport to Local Schools

REGISTER NOW!

1438 Pinetree Way

2864 McCoomb Drive Coquitlam Call 778-881-6442

(Pinetree & Grizzley)

604-942-3688

Krystal Creek Riding SUMMER RIDING CAMPS

9am - 12pm 12pm • August 8- 12, 9am 9am - 12pm 12pm • JULY 11 - 15, 9am • JULY 11 - 15, 1pm 1pm - 44pm pm • August 8- 12, 1pm 1pm - 4pm 4pm 9am - 12pm 12pm • August 22- 26, 9am 9am - 12pm 12pm • JULY 18 - 22, 9am • JULY 18 - 22, 1pm 1pm - 44pm pm • August 22- 26, 1pm 1pm - 4pm 4pm

Montessori Preschool and Day Center

1501 Bramble Lane, Coquitlam

(Westwood Plateau, corner of Panorama & Bramble)

Cost $225+HST per 1 week session

Krystal Creek Riding

at Maple Meadows Equestrian Centre 13634 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows Contact: Krystal Campbell (778) 858-5909 email: kc@krystalcreekriding.com www.krystalcreekriding.com (for Reg Forms)

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Also Available: • Private Lessons • Group Lessons • Birthday Parties • Rider Prep Program • Full & P/T Lease

Reg Starter Package includes 1 Free Orientation Lesson

DAYCARE

2601 Lougheed Hwy., Coq.

Open Monday - Friday 6am to 6pm

★ Infant/Toddler Programs ★ Before & Afterschool Care ★ Outdoor fenced play, crafts, holiday fun ★ ECE & Special Needs Qualified Staff ★ Group Daycare ★ F/T, P/T & Casual Spaces Available Very Affordable Rates

Ph. 604-521-8952 www.kidscottage.ca GREEN APPLE

daycare

CITADEL MONTESSORI

CHILDCARE CENTRE 1103 Confederation Drive, Port Coquitlam

Citadel Heights, opp. Castle Park Elem. School

Spacious 2-floor facility with a large, fenced outdoor playground offering:

• PRESCHOOL • KINDERGARTEN 2, 3, 5 - DAY PROGRAMS - AM/PM

Languages (English & French), Phonics, Math, Music/Movement, Science etc. Daily Schedule balances between Montessori Work & Social / Playtime

• BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE Serving Castle Park & Hazel Trembath Schools "Fun In The Sun In July"

604-942-1234 Voted #2 Daycare in the Tri-Cities

Daycare includes Preschool Program as part of the curriculum

2 Locations

Coquitlam and Port Moody

Located near Coquitlam Centre

We Offer: • Montessori Preschool/ Kindergarten AM or PM • Montessori Full Day Program (7 am to 6 pm) • Kinder Care AM & PM

“Home Away From Home”

KID’S COTTAGE

★ Infant Toddler Program (beginning Aug. 2011) ★ Montessori Daycare ★ Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten ★ 2 or 3-Day Preschool ★ Before & After School Care

Pick-up & Drop-off Service To/From Local Schools To book a personal tour call: Call

604-942-5430

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HAMPTON PARK BILINGUAL MONTESSORIACADEMY bilingualmontessori.com

AVOIDTHEWAITLIST – REGISTERTODAY Enriched French / English Montessori Curriculum • Full Day Care & Extended Day Programs • Part Time Preschool / KinderCare • Before & After School Care • Music & Movement • Field Trips & Cultural Studies • 2 Outdoor Playgrounds • Indoor Gymnasium • Math, Science & Language Arts

bilingualmontessori.com

604.468.9934

Classroom Observations & School Tours available by appointment.

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Events WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

Morningside Toastmasters meets from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030.

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce turns 40 and celebrates with a birthday tournament and dinner at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club. Golf entries have sold out, but FRIDAY, JUNE 3 dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are available at 604-464-2716 or Blakeburn Elementary hosts a www.tricitieschamber.com. Seaside Carnival from 4:30 to 8 Hyde Creek Watershed Society p.m. at 1040 Riverside Dr. in Port events@thenownews.com meets at 7:15 p.m. at the Hyde Coquitlam. Evening will feature Creek Education Centre and carnival games, a velcro wall, Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., pony rides, bouncy castles, face Port Coquitlam. All welcome. Information: painting, snow cones, cake walk and conces604-461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org. sion. Information: 604-612-9148. SHARE alcohol and drug program staff conMary Hill Elementary hosts a year-end tinue the education series with a discussion on Crazy Circus Carnival from 5 to 8:30 p.m. anger from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. at the school, 1890 Humber Cres., Port in Port Moody. Program is free. Information: Coquitlam. Evening will feature bouncy castle, 604-936-3900. games, prizes, cake walk, barbecue, music, Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets local and home business showcase and silent weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 2105auction. 2850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Terry Fox Library kicks off another round of Members knit and crochet scarves and hats free drop-in storytimes for preschool children to support area homeless programs. New from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. at 2470 Mary Hill members welcome, and donations of yarn Rd., Port Coquitlam. Program is free and no accepted. Information: 604-945-3388 or www. registration is required. Info: 604-927-7999. libbyskitchen.com. Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 108 weekly social bingo at 1 p.m. in the Mike meet at 1 p.m. in the McDonald Cartier Room Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion. There are at Dogwood Pavilion. Membership is $10 per 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25. New year. Information: Roy at 604-939-0303. players welcome. Information: Catherine at Recovery International meets weekly at 604-937-7537. 7:30 p.m. at the Tri-Cities Mental Health Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free Centre, 2232 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam. The weekly walking group for the bereaved from self-help peer-to-peer support group meets to 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked help those struggling with stress, fear, anger, to meet at the Labyrinth Healing Garden depression, anxiety, panic and nervous sympin Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Road and toms. Information: Phyllis at 604-931-5945. Heritage Mountain. Registration: Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274. THURSDAY, JUNE 2 Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets Riverview Horticultural Centre Society weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 2105-2850 holds its annual general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Members in the Henry Esson Young Building on the Riverview Hospital grounds. Information: 604 CONTINUED ON PAGE 26. 290-9910.

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NEW STORE HOURS:

NOW OPEN

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PoCo tourney creates smiles, opportunities Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com The focus is on unmitigated fun at the diamond this weekend at Port Coquitlam’s McLean Park. There are 16 teams slated to compete at the 10th annual Tri-City Special Olympic Softball tournament, including dozens of volunteers and a large crowd of family and friends. The measure of success won’t be chalked down in runs or hits, but will come down to a simple fact — fun. “We put in a lot of hours to make it go but believe me, it will all be worth it to see the kids’ smiles,” remarked tournament organizer Bob Buchan. “The camaraderie, the basic thrill of getting to play, it’s all just seeing them have fun.” The tournament began 10 years ago when Vera Anderson, a parent and volunteer, approached Buchan about getting access to a batting cage for the Coquitlam branch of the Special Olympics softball players. As the president of PoCo Softball at the time, Buchan watched a practice and was amazed at both the skill and natural joy the kids got from just playing. “I thought we could do something, host a tournament and let the (PoCo minor) kids see the enjoyment that these kids got out of it. The first year we had four teams and now it’s 16.” Although PoCo minor softball is no longer officially involved, various members from the club, including midget and bantam teams, are volunteering to keep it going. “They have a great time just coming out to the ball park,” Anderson said. “You see them develop their skills and see their smiles when they do it… You take the light in what ever you do.” It is expected that approximately 350 athletes from across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Interior will join in the fun that starts 9 a.m. Saturday and goes until around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. While the only thing that can dampen the mood of organizers would be rain, Buchan said in his experience there’s always fun on display. “As long as they get to play, it’s a great day.”

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The names, to some, won’t ring any bells today. The Coquitlam Express are betting that they’ll ring bells and trigger plenty of cheers by local hockey fans in the near future. The B.C. Hockey League club wrapped up a successful invitation-only camp Sunday by announcing four signings and a trade, including inking highly coveted Alex Kerfoot for the upcoming season. Kerfoot, 17, led all scorers in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League last year with 36 goals and 72 assists in 38 games — 30 points better than the next runner-up, who was his linemate. “He’s as good a ‘94 (hockey prospect) as any in the whole country,” Express general manager and president Darcy Rota said.

He played five regular season games and one playoff game last year as an Express affiliate and is considered a major piece to a rebuilt offence. “For [Alex], obviously he had the choice of any organization in the league,” head coach Jon Calvano said. “Him being familiar with me as a coach, we’re familiar with the family, and him getting to know us through five games I think those made a difference.” At the Telus Cup major midget national championships, Kerfoot cashed in 22 points in seven games en route to taking the tourney MVP award. Also committing for next season are centre Mitch Nardi, whose rights were acquired from his Ontario junior A club, Colorado forward Coda Engbar, and defencemen Taylor Love and Jason Fram.

Nardi, Engbar, Love and Fram were on the ice as part of Coquitlam’s invitation-only camp in Burnaby, which pitted some of the most hotly recruited U.S. talents, from as far away as Massachusetts, and a handful of B.C. prospects against most of the Express returning players. “At this camp we could see how they measured up with our returning players and evaluate everyone for what’s going to be a very competitive (training) camp in August,” Calvano said. Having lost their top six scorers due to college scholarships and graduation has created more holes than a pitch ‘n putt. Factor in that teams will carry  CONTINUED ON PAGE 30, see NEW RECRUITS...

Adanacs’ big sticks strike to bury Burrards Five seconds was all it took for the Coquitlam Adanacs to take the lead Saturday in their Western Lacrosse Association home opener. Tim Campeau put Coquitlam in front right off the faceoff, setting the tone in the club’s 14-11 triumph over the Maple Ridge Burrards. Turning the Maple Ridge goal crease into a simulation of Winnipeg’s Portage and Main intersection after Tuesday’s NHL announcement, the Adanacs set up shop with successful results. Although they were credited with just one goal on eight powerplays, Coquitlam played like a team with an extra man. Up 5-3 after 20 minutes, the Adanacs made it a four-goal lead after 40 minutes. While they never managed more than a two-goal run at any time in the game, they kept Maple Ridge at a safe distance. Dane Dobbie scored twice in the first and two more in the second, to finish with nine points on the day. Cory Conway chipped in a hat trick and five assists. Also securing three goals was Peter Veltman, while brother Daryl netted a pair. Leading the way for the Burrards was PoCo minor product Curtis Kevin Hill/NOW Dickson with five markers. STICKS AWAY: Coquitlam Adanacs’ Peter Veltman, left, keeps a close eye on Maple Ridge’s Sam Cook durCoquitlam suffered its first loss of ing Saturday’s Western Lacrosse Association game at the Poirier Sports Centre. the season last week, a 10-9 setback in Langley, where they let a threegoal lead slip out of their grasp. The Thunder ended the game with four straight tallies to pick up their Ryan Johnson chipped in with two goals and two In his long-awaited debut with the Coquitlam junior first win of the season. assists. Rounding out the offence for the 9-0 Adanacs Adanacs, Island product Casey Jackson wasted little time Coquitlam now sits in a tie with were Wesley Berg, with a goal and three helpers, Travis in finding the net. Maple Ridge, both with 2-1 records, Cornwall, Matthew Dinsdale, Tyler Garrison and Trent The lefthanded Victoria native, acquired in an off-seafor first place in the WLA. Hawke. son deal, tallied twice on his opening shift, and potted They travel to Victoria on Friday PoCo got three goals from Matt Delmonico, while three goals in the first period to spearhead the Adanacs’ before returning home Saturday to Brock Whiteley also tallied. 10-4 victory over the Port Coquitlam Saints on Friday. host Burnaby, with a new start time The Saints are still looking for their first win of the seaJackson opened the scoring 20 seconds in, and followed of 8 p.m. in an attempt to avoid Game that another 20 seconds later. The runnerup in last year’s son, following Sunday’s 16-7 loss to Victoria. 2 of the Vancouver Canucks-Boston Tonight, the Delta Islanders come to the Poirier B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League scoring race, Jackson made Bruins, which starts at 5 p.m. The city it a natural hat trick at 4:50 of the first frame. Sports Centre, 8 p.m., to play the Adanacs. PoCo visits will have a big screen set up in the Langley on Thursday, then returns home to face New Coquitlam led 6-0 entering the second period, and held Sports Centre lobby for hockey fans. Westminster, 8 p.m. Friday at the PoCo Rec Centre. the Saints to just 23 shots all game.

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It wasn’t motivation — as the players It was a long time coming, but the were not a part of it, but some parents and Port Moody Thunder lacrosse team got its the coaches were familiar with it — but revenge. served as a reference point when the game The midget A2 players rolled up their got tight. sleeves in Penticton and Edmonton jumped out to wrapped up a perfect trip an early lead with five goals with a polished rally in the in the first, but the Thunder final to beat Edmonton in the sports@thenownews.com countered with five of their Penticton Barn Burner Midget own. tournament on the weekend. Trailing after two periods, the Thunder’s The Edmonton Warriors entered the Peter Uzelac tied the game, and was foltourney with an unblemished record, and lowed by Cam Bateman’s marker that advanced to the final with full expectations stood up as the game winner. to keep it that way. Port Moody had anothAlso scoring were Connor Clarkson, Ben er thing on its mind, and proved it with a Miller, Robbi Minni, Aaron Schur, Nick 10-8 victory for the gold. Taylor and Landon Wray. The association had strong memories Port Moody’s spot in the final came via a of a tough loss three seasons ago in the thrilling 7-6 victory over Penticton, thanks Founders Cup that was a result of some to a last-minute tally by Bateman. hometown favouritism — or that’s how Making major contributions throughout Port Moody remembers it, anyways.

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smaller rosters — 21 from the previous 23 — meaning every spot is in play. Nardi posted 16 goals and 23 assists in 44 games as a 17year-old rookie last season with the Burlington Cougars. Putting up almost a point per game while getting thirdline ice raised Calvano’s interest. That he also showed initiative — contacting a handful of BCHL clubs about moving west — also impressed the Coquitlam coach.

“I’m super-excited about Mitch, he’s at six-foot-one, a thick body type who plays with a bit of an edge.” The Express also made a firm effort at the camp to show the visiting U.S. talent about the program’s prime focus. It achieved instant results with 19-year-olds Engbar and Love, who signed. A native of Boulder, Co., the five-foot-10 Engbar tallied 16 goals and 14 assists in 40 games for the Colorado u-18 Thunderbirds, a team that finished third in the nation.

“He’s got a great shot and good speed and was an assistant captain... When he skated (on the weekend) with Nardi they showed some instant chemistry,” Calvano said. Love, a California native, made his BCHL debut last year in Vernon before falling ill with mono. A six-foot-three, 215-pound defenceman, Love brings a valuable physical element to the blueline. “I knew him from the Dallas u-18 program two years ago,” said Calvano. “He was one import who we kept our eye

on. He’s got great size, someone you’d call a thoroughbred, and he put up 118 penalty minutes and 26 points with the u-18 team.” Fram immediately fills the required 16-year-old player slot that was part of the BCHL’s rule overhaul last month. However, his presence is by no means a token signing. “He’s very strong, very athletic for a ’95,” noted Calvano. “Jason’s been approached by a number of teams... He just felt really comfortable with the direction we’re going [in].”

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The forecast was for contending, but the Pacific Storm took it one step more last week when it dominated the 16-and-under national club water polo championships. The Coquitlam-based club collected the Canadian titles in both boys and girls finals at their respective tournament hosting sites of Surrey and Langley. Coquitlam’s Austin Brimm scored three times and earned the MVP award in leading the B.C. champion Storm past No. 1-seeded Dollard of Quebec 9-5. Guelan Patterson also tallied three times, while Lucas Greavan, Sean Spooner and Sever Topan added singles. Patterson was named to the all-star team. The Storm entered the tourney ranked third, but quickly rose up the charts. In the girls final, the No. 3-rated Storm got five goals from tourney MVP Domia Momen to upset the defending champion Calgary Renegades 11-5.

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Working in a coordinating role with Account Executives, agencies, newspapers and clients to ensure the accurate processing and execution of print and online advertising orders. Assist Account Executives with research gathering and presentations for new revenue opportunities. Closely monitor print & digital campaigns and work with Account Executives to ensure contract terms are met and recommend solutions when necessary. Resolve customer service and billing issues promptly. Create and maintain schedules for ad campaigns including promotions and integrated opportunities. Obtain superior knowledge of the booking system (Dart Sales Manager) and achieve the highest capabilities on the system Assist in providing screenshots of launched campaigns Perform other duties as required.

Solid experience in a Customer Service Representative role. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work in fast pace environment. Solid communication skills and the ability to work well within a team environment. Intermediate skills in MS Power Point, Word, and Excel. Detail oriented with the ability to work independently. Interactive Advertising skills are an asset.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, please submit you resume and cover letter in confidence to communitycareers@postmedia.com /postmedia.com

EXPERIENCED HELP required full time for small Custom Cabinet & Millwork shop. Email: sales@sunoka.com GRADUATING? THE trades are a great career choice! Consider becoming an automotive service technician at Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta. APPRENTICE OR LICENSED candidates considered. Competitive wages, bonus potential, benefits. Clean, modern shop. Fax resume to 403-854-3141 or email:chrysler@telusplanet.net. WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: jhoward@doallmetal.com Fax: 306-634-8389

REPORTER The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Times has a full-time position available for a reporter who is experienced in covering all aspects of community news, from human interest features and local entertainment stories to breaking hard news, from local politics to community events and activities. Familiarity with sports reporting will be an asset. The successful applicant will be a dynamic, energetic self-starter who is interested in being an integral part of the community he or she will be serving. Pagination and photography skills will be favourable assets, as will familiarity with web-based reporting and an ability to embrace innovative approaches to offering information to the community. A team attitude is a prerequisite in the Times newsroom.

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

The Times has been the community’s newspaper since 1985, and continues to build its proud tradition rooted in the community and a forward-thinking atmosphere for learning and technology. Apply with samples to: The Editor, The Times, #2 - 22345 North Ave., Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8T2 or by email to: bgroeneveld@mrtimes.com (indicate “Maple Ridge reporter” in subject line) Applications will be accepted until noon on Thursday, June 9, 2011. Bob Groeneveld Editor The Times Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Times is a division of Postmedia Network Inc.

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FEATUREDEMPLOYMENT EDUCATION LOOKING FOR A FRESH START? INSIDE SALES REP

Find your dream job online.

Electrical Supply Ltd.

Cesco Electrical Supply Ltd. is a fast-pace electrical distributor located in Burnaby. We specialize in industrial motor control and automation products. Duties: • Provide product knowledge to customers • Expedite orders in quick, effective manner • Directly servicing customer via phone & counter sales • Process orders, inquiries & quotations • Maintain a high level of customer service • Confirming stock availability and suggesting alternatives Qualifications: • Product knowledge relating to industrial motor control and automation is essential • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal & written • Good organizational skills • Computer literacy We offer a competitive salary and an excellent medical/dental package; we can assure the successful candidate of an exceptional career challenge with opportunity for growth and advancement.

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62!

Coquitlam: June 11 or July 2 Burnaby: June 4 or 26 Also • Van • Sry • Rcmd • M.Ridge • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

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Upgrade your skills. Find great education training courses in the Classifieds.

To list your employment posting on working.com call 604-444-3000

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Ea 60- $7r0n+ Per Ye K ar!

The Shortest Path To Your Business Career

We are Seeking Experienced Class 1 Drivers for our Regional Flat Deck & Super Train Divisions

Train today for: ? Paralegal ? Accounting & Payroll ? TURJ NKHIQIMLOSLIPQ ? Legal Admin Assistant and more....

Call Ron Janco: 1.866.857.1375 • www.canamwest.com

Carriers

Most programs are One Year or less.

EDUCATION

Multiple start dates mean you can start working toward your career as soon as you’re ready.

Step into the career you’ve been dreaming of. Call today!

$1,000,000* $1,000,000

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G 1.800.980.0179

Start any Sprott-Shaw Community College program between May 1st, 2011 - July 31st, 2011 and earn up to $1,000 towards tuition. Practical Nursing Healthcare Assistant Legal Medical Office Assistant Early Childhood Education Business Management Pharmacy Assistant Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Community Support Worker SS & AL *Not all programs available at all campuses Maple Ridge Campus: Call Westminster (Campus Name): New Campus:

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100 & up

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Burial Plots

New West, FRASER Cemetery, 3 Vista plots; Pair sxs & 1 sep. Single $3500 or SxS pair $6000. Offers considered. 604-761-1949

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Audio/Video/ Computers

WILF CARTER and many more old-time country music favourites. CDs, DVDs. Free 48 page catalogue. Music Barn, Box 3160-h, Markham, ON L3R 6G5. www.countrymusictreasures.com/news.html. Toll-Free 1-800-984-0047

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CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591 FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660 FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca IKEA DESK storage combo $110. Warhammer game $100. Call 604-987-5557

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Art & Collectibles

COMPLETE CARD making supplies with 75+ stamps, good cond in containers, $150. 17 antique porcelin dolls with boxes from Franklin Mint, must be seen $50-$75 ea. Rockwell plates $7.50 each. Call 604-940-0106

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We Offer: • Health Benefits • Company RRSP • Dedicated Fleet Managers • Pre-Planned Dispatch

conditions apply

Appliances

APT. & FULL SIZE

$

Summer Grant Giveaway!

Antiques

ANTIQUE SOLID oak dining room suite made by Victoriaville Furniture - over 100 years old. All carved and shaped pedestals and fronts. 52' round table with 3 leaves; 6 chairs; buffet with mirror and side table. Taking offers. Pictures available by email. Call 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441.

2010

Email resume to: employment@cescoelectrical.com

*

2005

Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... “”Rock Bottom Prices!””. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 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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Boston Meadows Complex Sale Sat, June 4, am - 2pm 2865 Glen Drive,

(Behind Coquitlam Centre) Tons of Great Bargains!

KILMER

Elementary School

5th Annual

Garage Sale & BBQ

COQUITLAM

INTERNATIONAL

MOVING SALE

Saturday Only Sale June 4 ★ 8am to 2pm 747 Clearwater Way, RIVERVIEW PARK

We are MOVING to need to get rid of almost everythng! Furniture, toys, kids clothes, small appl’s & much more!

1575 Knappen St, POCO Saturday Sale! ♥ June 4th ♥ 9am to 2pm

♥ Please come and help us with our school’s fundraiser!

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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!

604-618-8303

glenchildcare@hotmail.com www.glenchildcare.ca

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Business Services

DENIED CANADA PENSION PLAN DISABILITY BENEFITS? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

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Financial Services

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Call 1-866-690-3328 www.4pillars.ca

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161 MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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80% COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for FREE seminar, www.travelonly.ca 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020. BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today.

10 YR old fem cat, named Furgirl, needs good home. Adoption fee, $10 includes food. 778-322-2583

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

ENGLISH BULLDOG Pups. Champion bloodlines, CKC, micro-chipped. Breeder/showing rights incl. $2,800. Email: schoolyardbullies@ymail.com

Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com CHOCOLATE LAB pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Parents both registered. $500. 604-856-3132

ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel puppy 10wks, blue roan, home raised, reg’d, chipped, 1st shots, all health checks. $1,200 Call: (604) 971-2616

HANDSOME Male Jack Russell 9 months Needs a yard. Great with kids, dogs and cats. Neutered/all shots, $750 Call: (778) 881-0410

Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

GOLDENDOODLE PUPS, low shed, relaxed personality, health guarantee. 604-864-7203

ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel pup Great family pet. Outstanding pedigree, CKC reg, all health checks, shots, chipped. Call: (604) 971-2616 SHIH-TZU POODLE X, small males, Ready to Go! Vet ✔, paper trained. $450. 778-397-1224

PIT BULL TERRIER SHOW & WEIGHT PULL Sun, June 5th @ Harmsworth Hall, 232nd St & #1 Hwy, Langley. All pittys welcome. Details 604-227-0469

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Bank On Us!

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Get started TODAY for ONLY $49.95/mo. Limited Time Offer. FASTEST GUARANTEED Pardon in Canada. FREE Consultation: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

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GUARANTEED CRIMINAL PARDONS - CONFIDENTIAL. FAST. AFFORDABLE. 100% FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) - DON’T LET YOUR PAST LIMIT YOUR FUTURE. RemoveYourRecord.com PARDON SERVICES CANADA

Legal Services

Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Money to Loan

Pet Services

Pets - Other

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

If you own real estate we can lend you money

Metaphysical

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 3.19/min. 1-900-528-6256 truepsychics.ca

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FEATURED HOMES 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

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Condos/ Townhouses

Port Coquitlam

SWISS X MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, ready to go, vet checked, first shots $800. 604-795-7662

YORKIE puppie 11 weeks Male yorkie puppy, tail docked, first shots. $800 Call: (604) 807-1350

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Real Estate

2BDRM/1.5BTH Citadel Parade BB Amazing OPPORTUNITY to own this one of a kind home at SPECTRUM;$638,000 http://hiphomesbc.com/

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6008-30

Port Moody

Surrey

SUN, JUN 5, 12 - 2pm. NO HST. 3 lvls, 3 BR T/H, rentals/pet ok. #66-15155-62A Ave. $323,000. MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

SAT, JUN 4, 2-4. Seller Motivated, 2 BR, 2 ba, spac livg, dining. Pets/rentals okay. $329,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

uSELLaHOME.com

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 597-0616 id5234 Tsawwassen 1 owner 2000sf 3br 2.5ba pool size 7370sf lot $679K 943-9600 id5373

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

Difficulty Making Payments?

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

SRY CENTRAL. 2 BR, 2 Bath, Sunroom, Ground lev t/h. Good complex. No rentals. 1 pet. 45+ yrs. $239,900. ★ 604-930-5501

Real Estate

★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Sell your house Fast! Older or damaged house! Difficulty selling? No fees no risk. Call us First! 604-657-9422

6505 $3000 rebate for down pmt & legal package.1 bdrm + den, 1 bath, 2 prkg. & locker, located Central Poco. $219,000.

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Port Moody

Apartments & Condos

2 bd/rm Apt.$850.00,mon H/W&basic cable inc.No Pets,Ref.Req.,1 Yr.leaseU/G Park avail. Call: (604) 525-2599.New Westminster

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Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907 2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 3 BR Apartment Available July 1

Travel Destinations

TRANQUIL SAVORY Island Modern, fully equipped cabin, sleeps 4, beach access, deck, bbq. $1295/wk, 1-780-940-1410

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6020

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

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

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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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Chilliwack

1450SF, 2BR, 2 bath open flr. plan, oak cupboards, garage, workshop, ac, fruit trees, 40+ Estate, usellahome.com5363 $219,900,.. 604-792-9186

6020-36

Tsawwas.

SUN, JUN 5, 2:30-4:30. OCEAN VIEW! New 1 yr old, 4 BR, rec rm, $1.009m. 103 English Bluff. MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458

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Recreation Property

50% CO-OWNER SOUGHT for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com TIMESHARE CANCEL. CANCEL Your Timeshare Contract NOW!! 100% Money Back Guarantee. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868.

RENTALS

LAB X MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, ready to go, vet checked, first shots, $500. 604-795-7662

TOY POODLE, 4 mo. beautiful choc. female pb, 4 lbs, sweet & playful, $650, 604-794-3287

WE BUY HOMES IN ANY CONDITION NO SIGNS OR OPEN HOUSES Call 604- 250-9007 www.t-rahproperties.com

It’s that Simple

Independent Lenders Since 1969

Visit RGhomesales.com Gilles Laliberte Royal Lepage Coronation West 604-839-5686

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Real Estate Services

6005

HERITAGE WOODS exec, 3 BR, 2½ baths, 3 lvls. Beautiful views! Professionally decorated by Eva Bachmann & Associates Interior Design, for Whistler-style duplex. H/wd floors, open floor plan, granite, SS applis, gas f/p, 2 sundecks, tandem garage. Japanese-style landscaped gardens. $605,000. Contact Eva Bachmann at: 778-883-1716 evabachmann@shaw.ca

Where Home Owners Go To Borrow Money

REGISTERED 14.2 hand solid paint mare, in very good shape, worming shots all up to date, good feet, well built, good with kids & dogs. Very easy going & will be easy to train. DOB June 27/08. Asking $1300 obo. Linda 604-826-5117

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JEWELLERY SALES OPPORTUNITY! New line to Canada, trendy, very affordable! Work from home, pick your hours, earn great money & vacations. Contact Josanne for catalogue & information, 403-970-4141.

Horses

STAIN/PET URINE Specialst. Restore. 604-536-7627 www.Emerald.ChemDry.ca.

604-724-7652

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Business Opps/ Franchises

Business Opps/ Franchises

PETS & LIVESTOCK

3507

5040

Boat access. Gorgeous home on the ocean. Home needs to be completed, but is stunning. $849,900.

Visit RGhomesales.com Gilles Laliberte Royal Lepage Coronation West 604-839-5686

* 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

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Apt/Condos

BBY HIGHGATE Bright & Lrg 1 BR, newly reno’d. Avail Immed, Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334 JUNE 1, New 1 BR in upgraded building, No pets, $735/mo + 50% Hydro. 621 Colburne St., New West. Call 604-454-454.

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

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Co-ops

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

BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR. Avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-242-3422

NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $745/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. New carpets. Near Skytrain. Great view! Available June 15th. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237

Call 604 421-1222

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE BBY METROTOWN Central Park highrise, 2 BR, 2 baths, 6 appls, secured prkg, storage, n/s, n/p, Refs, $1140. July 1. 778-838-5907 COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

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

604- 983- 8046

PT MDY, Newport Village. 2 BR, 2 f/baths, gas f/p, w/d, gym. Ns/np. $1,450/mo. July 1. 778-988-8147

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

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

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

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COQ RANCHER, 3 BR, all appls, f/yrd, carport. $1250. N/S, N/P. Near Lougheed Mall, skytrain. 604-936-9670 or 604-726-9670 CULTUS LAKE. Cottage avail for long or short term rental. Fully furnished 2 BR, BBQ & sunny deck. N/s. Immed. 604-813-7535 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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Miscellaneous Rentals

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Large bright 1br from $765. New reno. Incl heat, hot water, dw np, 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

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.

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.

office: 604- 936-1225 ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

JUNIPER COURT

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

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

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

415 Westview St, Coq

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567

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

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

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

Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944

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

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BONSOR APTS

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

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

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 or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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Office/Retail Rent

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

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Suites/Partial Houses

CAPITOL HILL big bright 1 br ste lge yd, nice view, f/p, w/d, quiet, nr amens/bus. Jun 15. N/S, pet neg. $750 + 40% utils. 604-988-5501 COQ 1 BR bsmt, new paint, priv ent, fncd yd, $650 incls utils, w/d, Avail Now, no pets. 604-941-4166

HOME SERVICES

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Alarm/Security

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Blinds & Draperies

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Cleaning

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421

ALARM

Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★

604-463-7919

Home Services

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COQ WW Plat. Lrg 1 BR bsmt ste, sh’d W/D. $700 incls utls, SAT TV, net. NS/NP. 604-944-6390

SUDOKU

COQ WW PLAT Newly Reno’d Bright 3 BR w/o bsmt, n/p, n/s, $1150 incls utils, 604-512-9023

Fun By The Numbers

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

NEW WEST. Clean 1 BR. Sh’d w/d. Alarm. $695 incl hydro/cable. Ns/np. Avail now. 778-896-8822 POCO. 2 BR, f/ba, f/p, priv w/d. Great view! Ns/Np. $950/mo incl utls. Avail now. 604-944-1479

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

WOODLAND PARK

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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 woodland@rentmidwest.com

RIVERS INLET

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Rooms

BBY N room in house, bath & kit. Nr Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $420 incl hyd/cbl/net, w/d, Ns/np. Jun 1. (604) 438-7341, 781-2662

6595

Shared Accommodation

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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

6595-40

New Westminster

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.

Call 604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

SALMON ARM Trans Canada Hwy location, for lease 5180 sq ft building. 7 bays showroom & offices. Call 1.250.888.4701

ACROSS

FURN GR lev room, $475 incls hydro/cbl tv, sh’d w/d & kitch/bath. Nr skytrn. NS/NP. 778-892-1936 N. WEST Female only to share condo, furnished own BR, semi priv bath, $450 incls utls, cbl, net. NS/NP. Avail now. 778-859-0221

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

7010

Personals

BBY CAPITOL HILL, 2 BR g/lvl ste, 5 appls, n/s, n/p, $1100 incls utils, suits professional, Avail Now. Refs Req. 604-299-5224

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+).

BBY, HIGHGATE. 1 BR + den, f/bath, sh’d W/D. Suits 1. Ns/np. $675 incl utl. Available Jun 15 or July 1. 604-522-6525

Angel Massage

BBY NORTH 1 BR g/lvl, full bath, patio, inste w/d, $875 incls utils, Avail Jun 1. ns/np, 778-858-8690 BBY NORTH 3 BR mn flr, balc, fncd yd, w/d, ns/np, utils incls, $1450. Avail Jun 1. 604-725-6500 BBY WILLINGDON, 1 BR & Den, nr BCIT & bus, $850 incls hydro, ns/np, July 1. 604-299-2541 BURNABY Cameron Tower freshly painted 1 BR, top flr, balcony, ug pkg/pool, walk to L/heed Mall/transit/library. N/s, n/p. Jun 1. $1000. 604-351-0045

Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

full body rub • sauna & steam Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

604-294-8038 604-355-8038

402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby

1. Wolf groups 6. Liquid propane gas (abbr.) 9. Liz’s 3rd husband Mike 13. Quickly, rapidly 14. Ventured into the unknown 16. 2 floor rental 18. Point midway betw. S & SE 19. Jells 20. Syringe 21. Greek god of the woods 22. Of I 23. A way of cutting 26. Italian cheese city

DOWN

1. Blouse shoulder shapers 2. European swift genus 3. Cod or Good Hope 4. Kilocalorie (abbr.) 5. Teetertotter 6. Kissing tools 7. Bluegrass genus 8. Gonadotropin releasing hormone (abbr.) 9. Poster paint 10. Chocolate cookie with white cream filling 11. The shelter of wild animals 12. Insecticide 14. Mrs. Nixon 15. Plural of etymon 17. 45385 Ohio 21. Political action committee 23. Plants of the genus Cassia

29. Detailed design criteria for a piece of work 31. Expressed pleasure 33. Swiss river 35. Harmless cyst 36. Angry 37. Airtight metal food container 38. Cowboy star Autry 40. Jupiter’s closest satellite 42. Greek goddess of youth 43. Grass spikelet bracts 45. Gazes 24. Personal identifier 25. Indian stairways to water 26. Palladium 27. Staffs 28. United ____ Emirates 29. Sine wave generator (abbr.) 30. Look furtively 32. Copyread 34. Midway between NE and E 39. Passes, as of time 40. One thousandth of an ampere 41. Hairdresser’s shop 42. A skirt’s finished edge 44. Company officers 46. Shaggy or unkempt 49. Slender grass appendages 50. Drunkards 51. Smallest merganser

47. Used to chop 48. Escape to avoid arrest 49. Imitators 51. Air pollution 53. Engine additive 56. One who comments on events of the day 60. In a way, pardoned 61. Lizard of the family Agamidae 62. ____ ‘n boots 63. A lumberman’s tool 64. Full of conversation

52. ___ student, learns healing 53. Pierce with a knife 54. Burial vault 55. Address a diety 56. Take a siesta 57. Australian flightless bird 58. Actress Farrow 59. Honorable title (Turkish)


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604-444-3000 Plumbing

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Roofing

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Drainage

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

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• 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

Drywall

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J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

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No job too big. No job too small. We keep it simple.

Electrical

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Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

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 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. 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

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Painting/ Wallpaper

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust!

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

Call Rod at 778-835-8319 ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

Top Tier Electrical Inc. Comm/Res renos & construction. Adam 604-773-4313 Lic #104540 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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LANDCAPING LTD.

❏ 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

Park’s Landscaping

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Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

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 Ryan: 604-329-7792

Fencing/Gates

DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604-520-7792 Timberlandforestproducts.com

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Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

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Gutters

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

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Landscaping

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

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

Call Geoff Dann at:

604-782-8665

A Name You Can Trust

STARBRUSH PAINTING • 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

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AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

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

Moving & Storage

www.affordablemoversbc.com

8155

DANN DECORATING

TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377

WE CUT GRASS since 1988! Lawn Maint. Monthy rates/contracts. Reasonable rates. NO HST. Fred 604-614-8498 or Bill 604-939-2274

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

Free Est.

942-5394

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

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Plumbing

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488 CERT PLUMBER. Small or large jobs. Renos, home improvements, handy work etc. Free est. 604-468-3924, 778-228-3924

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

8300 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

8255

Rubbish Removal

Power Washing

LOW COST Rubbish Removal Reno’s & Drywall / Demo. YARD & HOME Cleanup 604-727-5232

POWER WASHING RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL For the best job and best price for all your power washing needs, contact Rick. R & K PRESSURE WASHING (778) 938-7742 rksanders@shaw.ca.

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

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FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848 Professional Power Wash, Windows & Gutters 15 Yrs Exp. Quality Work! Mike 604 785-1206

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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

CANWEST CABINETRY

778-997-9582

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

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

PLUMBERS

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

Insured/WCB

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

Aussie Excavations. Same day quote, Retaining walls, drainage, all types jobs Tim 778-322-3002

8090

Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

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

Save Money on Manufacturer Direct! Quality Custom Kitchens & Baths New • Renos • Refacing • Closets Entertainment Units & more! Free Estimates 604-328-0611

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

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Auto Miscellaneous

$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 INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: www.NanaimoCars.com WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888-593-6095

Domestic

1994 CADILLAC STS leather, air conditioning, power, full loaded. Good condition $2700 or best offer. Call 604-853-4269

1997 CHEV Cavalier 119k kms, 4 dr, white, auto, new battery, 2 new tires. No accid’s. Excell cond. 1 owner. $3800 obo. 604-420-9456

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

THOMAS DIAMOND Quality Renos, Repairs, Decks, Stairs etc. Precise, Reliable, Prof, Insured. Free Est. 604-710-7941. thomasdiamond1@hotmail.com

Roofing

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

2005 Buick Allure: 7500 O.B.O 129000 KM, 4 door, immaculate, new tires, runs great. 778-840-4141.

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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

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Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

Sports & Imports

2000 TOYOTA CAMRY CE. Auto, 4 doors, 148,000 km. Good cond. $4,800 obo. 604-205-5299

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Vans

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 NISSAN QuestSL, no accid, 1 owner, loaded, 100k, pwr dr /trk, DVD, $13,900. 604-767-2991

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Boat Parts & Service

1999 BAYLINER complete canvass set for 32.5ft boat. perfect cond. $2450 obo, 604-506-5416

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RV’s/Trailers

2001 DODGE Ram 2500, diesel, 365k kms, auto, AC, 4x4, exc cond. $19,500obo. 604-996-2085

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Sports & Imports

1998 SUBARU Forester S, grn, no accid, loaded, 150k, roof rack, aircared, $5200. 604-767-2991

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2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, winterized, Awning, strg, slide, ac, $16,000obo 604-997-9201 2007 ADVENTURER 90FWS 9ft Truck camper, Mint cond, elect jacks, awning, outside shower, toilet/with shower, wired for solar, micro, tv. $13,900. 604-814-2384 2007 COUGAR 30ft 5th Wheel, lrg slide, loaded - all equipment, spotless. $21,900. 604-230-2728 2009 BIGFOOT Camper 25C 9.4 long box. Mint, spotless, used twice, Must sell! Call for more info and pics avail on request. Coq. area. 604-937-7363

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

2011 HIDEOUT 21FQ w/sld, slps 4 #HT11211. Sale $17,995. 604-856-5722 kustomkoachrv.com

2006 Mercedes C230 silver, sun rf, ex condit, no acc, under warranty. 43kms. $19,000. 604 929 3311

8.3 CUMMINS Diesel pusher, 36ft, 80,000 mi, loaded, w/d, rear camera. $27,900. 604-539-0506

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

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2011 HIDEOUT 19FL, sleeps 6, a/c. Sale $14,995. #HT11191 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

2000 SUZUKI Esteem, Stnd, 4 dr sdn, aircared, AC, 196k kms. Gd cond. $3100 obo. 604-996-2058

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

2004 GMC 2500 HD, Duramax Allison, blue, short box, 14,000 k, 5th wheel, rolltop cover, truck cover, $30,500 obo. 604-939-0207

2007 VESPA GTS 250. Like new, 2000kms, yellow, $5500. Jacket, helmet, cov. negot. 778-294-1631

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

treeworksonline.ca, Spiral Pruning, Tree & Stump Removal, Trimming & Pruning. 604-787-5915

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

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3500. 604-767-9305

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2004 BWM X5, 3.0L, auto, silver/ black interior, huge sunroof, 104,000miles. New trans/radiant, tires. $16,500. Call 604-669-6339

604-816-0945 604-590-4670

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

Tree Services

Tree Services

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

2H

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WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

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AUTOMOTIVE

604-728-3009

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

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

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2003 Nissan Sentra Manual 213,000 kms 2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec V. Yellow, All power, standard 6spd, sun/moon roof, spoiler, cruise, am/fm cd sound system with sub. All ways maintained, in fantastic condition. $4,900 Call: (778) 772-6314

NEW HIDEOUT 23RKS w/sld, slps 6. Sale $18,995. #HT10233. 604-856-5722 kustomkoachrv.com


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