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Coquitlam focuses on school safety Eva Cohen editorial@thenownews.com The safety of children crossing the street at elementary schools is a primary concern of Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. Before he was mayor, as a city councillor Stewart served as president of the District Parent Advisory Council for School District 43. The group studied safety issues in Coquitlam around school zones, and presented several recommendations that are now being carried out in a multi-year plan. Last year, a “walkabout” was done with parent advisory committees at each of the 27 elementary schools in Coquitlam in order to prioritize what needs to be done for this school year, and the coming years. There are several steps in the process, which began by improving speed limit signage around school zones. Now this year several schools in the district have new crosswalks and  CONT. ON PAGE 3, see MUNDY.

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CHILLING OUT: Adam, 8, throws a rock into Como Lake on a sunny afternoon after the first day of class, while Daniel, 3, looks on. Visit www.thenownews.com to view a full gallery of photos taken at the lake on Tuesday afternoon.

Bears shot in Anmore and PoCo One animal was injured, while the other tried to enter a PoCo home Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Conservation officers shot two bears in the TriCities last week — but for two different reasons. The first incident occurred in Anmore on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Conservation Officer James Kelly said they were called to an area off East Road where a black bear had been scared up a tree. “It wasn’t showing human habituation. It wasn’t showing garbage habituation,” Kelly said. “We wanted to allow the bear to come down and run to the nearest green belt. We were going to try to push it that way because we didn’t really want to

put it through relocation. It seemed perfectly fine in the area. There were no complaints.” While they were waiting for it to come down from the tree, a resident took some photos of the bear, which revealed that it was severely injured. “The bear was very badly wounded to the point where we had to make the decision right then and there to euthanize the animal for humane purposes. We’re unsure at current what the situation was that caused it, but it was a bad puncture wound to the side,” Kelly said. “As soon as we saw that evidence from the citizen, there was no option on this one. We have to do it as fast as we can and as humanely as we can to put him down. It’s unfortunate to see a bear have to die, especially one that wasn’t showing signs of habitua-

tion or garbage conditioning.” The bear was approximately a year and a half old. Two days later, conservation officers and RCMP were called to the Gately Avenue area in Port Coquitlam, where a black bear had tried to get into a home through the screen door. When loud noise startled the bear away from the home, he immediately knocked over a garbage can and began eating. This tagged bear had been relocated last year out of Port Coquitlam. This year, the bear has been spotted several times between the Gately Avenue neighbourhood and the watershed. Reports show he was habituated to humans and garbage, and was starting to show signs of aggression.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see BEAR FOUND BESIDE RIVER.

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curb bumps — plastic pylons placed on the road before and after a crosswalk, which make the driving lanes narrower for cars. Stewart was at Mundy Elementary on Tuesday morning as kids came back to school for their first day. At Mundy there is a new crosswalk and curb bumps. Stewart said most people obeyed the speed limit, but there were several cars he flagged down that were driving at 60 kilometres an hour in the 30 km/h

zone. “Kids are excited and not paying attention, and the drivers have to,” said Stewart. “We have put floating reader boards that flash in 30 kilometre zones and have moved them around between schools to get drivers habituated to slow times during school hours, and it’s getting better but drivers still need a reminder.” Some of the upcoming safety improvement stages will be to make the curb bumps permanent, cut back hedges that obscure areas where children may be preparing to cross the

road, and to put in more sidewalks. The later stages in the process will be more expensive once the infrastructure is put in permanently, said Stewart. Creating a safe area for students around schools will also improve health, he said, and help cut down on traffic congestion. “When we were younger, we biked and walked everywhere in Coquitlam and today it’s much more likely children are driven, even if it’s not always practical,” said Stewart. “We want to encourage children to

walk or bike for fitness, to help the environment and to decrease traffic on the roads. When many of the 30,000 kids in the school district are driven to school every morning, it makes a large impact on all these factors.” Stewart said when DPAC did its study four years ago, members found that most often parents didn’t feel safe letting their kids walk or bike to school. “We want to counter that perception and remove that barrier for kids getting the physical exercise of walking to school on a sunny day like today.”

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Response to online survey has been brisk, police say information-gathering process through town hall meetings. However, they hope to reach more people through the new online format. Chung said the 11-question survey can be answered quickly, but people can also take their time and add more details. “They can just fly through it by answering check boxes or they could spend a little more time and write what they would like to see us do. They can go about it any way they want. They could just spend one minute on it or they can spend as long as they want on it to tell us in detail what they want us to do,” he said. “Basically we try to gauge people’s expectations of us and we try to set up long-term strategic priorities. Their input is going to be reflected in our plan. We’re trying to get as much input as possible.” The anonymous survey will remain open until midnight on Sept. 23. To access the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/NP7VW75. twitter.com/jennifermcfee

Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com Replies have poured in since the Coquitlam RCMP launched an online opinion survey last week, and police hope the momentum will continue. This fall, the RCMP team will be working on a strategic plan to determine priorities for the next three years. They hope to gather opinions on policing, crime and public safety from anyone aged 18 or older in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra. The survey launched Aug. 29 and received 71 responses within the first 24 hours. “This is the first time ever we are doing a community survey this way through the website because now the computer technology is much more advanced. Everybody either has a Smartphone, tablet, laptop or a desktop. And if they don’t, the computers at the libraries are free,” Cpl. Jamie Chung said. “So everyone who lives, works or goes to school in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam,

“They could just spend one minute on it or they can … tell us in detail what they want us to do.”

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Cuts hurt university students This week, students are heading back to school at a cost. After 25 years of federal cuts to education, the share of university operating budgets funded by tuition fees has more than doubled, leaving the average B.C. university graduate with a debt of $27,000. Students today face the highest tuition fees in history, a cost that, for many, places post-secondary education out of To The reach. Gone are the days when a student could work over the summer and finance their education with the proceeds. Students today are taking on crippling debt in order to pursue higher education, and the federal

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raffic safety concerns centred on kids returning to school are essentially the same as they have been for many decades. Population pressures and demographic shifts may have altered some of the details, but basically, parents still need to impress upon their children the importance of exercising caution in the presence of vehicles they will encounter at and on their way to and from school. Drivers still need to watch out for kids who may be excited — and a bit careless, despite their parents’ cautions — in their enthusiasm to renew acquaintances and friendships and generally get back into the school routine. Kids who are riding bicycles still need to understand the rules of the road, wear appropriate headgear and be extra careful while motorists get used to the changing traffic conditions that back-to-school creates. Health safety concerns haven’t changed much either, since even the oldest among us were youngsters. There’s more of an emphasis on childhood obesity, but once again, parents are still generally concerned about the food safety and nutritional value of the meals their youngsters need to make it through a day in the classroom. Also, make sure your kids understand how important it is to keep personal information — and electronic personal information devices — safe at school. Make sure their devices are properly password-protected, and that passwords aren’t being inappropriately shared. Be careful of the information stored or transmitted on electronic devices that are vulnerable to hackers and thieves. The new dangers might not be as potentially deadly as darting in front of a car — but they can be devastating, nonetheless.

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The fact a teachers’ contract has been imposed by he school year is beginning with more uncerthe legislature a number of times may help explain tainty and tension than in recent years, and the lack of real bargaining that occurs in these conthe teachers and the government are both to tract talks. Why bargain if the government simply blame for that. imposes a new contract, the thinking may go on Now, there likely won’t be much hard evidence both sides. for some weeks that this year is any different, but However, another problem appears to be the as time goes by, parents are undoubtedly going to become upset over what will likely be a deteriorating BCTF’s insistence that it consult its membership every time it makes a major change to its bargaining situation in various classrooms. position. This doesn’t happen in other unions, and The B.C. Teachers’ Federation and its employer, it helps lock the bargaining process into a kind of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, have paralysis. so far showed absolutely zero ability to In any event, the job action by teachbargain a new collective agreement. ers will be minor at first, with no impact The BCTF has put on the table someon the classroom. what ludicrous demands that are so far But by November, when the first out of touch with reality that it would report cards are to be sent home, things be almost comical if they didn’t pose a may get a little stickier. threat to the quality of education. And if teachers eventually refuse to And the BCPSEA, at least according coach sports teams or supervise school to the BCTF, wants concessions that View From clubs, parental anxiety will begin to are unreasonable. Neither side seems to The Ledge soar. have an ability to change or soften its And this raises an interesting quesposition, and so they remain stuck miles Keith Baldrey tion. and miles apart. Now that Premier Christy Clark has officially The BCPSEA costs out the teachers’ union demands for an improved benefits package at an eye- announced the legislature will resume sitting in October, will a legislated teachers’ contract be popping $2 billion. imposed earlier than first thought? Any wage increase — the BCTF wants parity with Conventional thinking suggests the teachers Alberta and Ontario, which translates to a hike of will continue to ramp up their job action until the more than 20 per cent — is on top of that massive spring, when an all-out strike could occur. A strike amount of money. is unlikely to occur before school board elections The BCTF points out the employer (i.e. the provthis fall, lest negative public opinion to one cost incial government) is doing nothing to address BCTF-friendly trustees their jobs. problems associated with large class sizes and, more Winter follows soon after, and no one wants to particularly, the composition of those classes.

walk a picket line in bad weather. This takes us to the spring, probably April or May, for a walkout. The legislature would be in session at the time, so a legislated contract could be imposed then. However, it will be interesting to see if the Clark government launches a pre-emptive strike before things get really bad in the school system between November and the spring, and moves to impose a contract in time for the first report cards to be distributed. Meanwhile, the Clark government may also want to give the school system a break on another front: ending the requirement of school districts to pay large sums of money to the Pacific Carbon Trust because schools emit greenhouse gases. This involves millions of dollars being sapped from the public school system and then being given to private companies. This scheme is a holdover from former premier Gordon Campbell’s determination for B.C. to lead the world in fighting climate change. The new premier can scrap the requirement that schools (and hospitals) be part of this questionable program that obviously needs a re-think. Such a move would be a positive step for the public school system, which is going to find itself mired in a sea of negativity for a long time as kids return to the classroom. Just how long remains to be seen.

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Pregnancy is a condition, not a disability Would someone please tell me when being pregnant or having children was considered a disability? Designated parking for parents with babies or small children? Pregnant women? A few weeks ago, I was at the local grocery store with two of my four children. After driving around for 10 minutes looking for any parking, I noticed a couple of open spaces close to the entrance and made a beeline for it. My son, now To The Editor 15, says, “Mom, you can’t park here. It’s for expectant mothers and babies.” Much to his chagrin, I parked there anyhow. Again in an agitated voice he insists, “Mom, this is for moms with babies.” I turned to him and said, “Aren’t you one of my babies?” and threw it into park, got out and started walking into the store. Yesterday, my man and I were at a big box store in Port Coquitlam. Parking was extremely limited. We managed to find a spot, and after we got out of the car I pointed to a sign closer to the entrance of this store. It had a parents with babies sign above it. There were a couple of spots like that. My husband burst out laughing. “We’re parents. So what if our baby is 21 years old?” he said. We both had a good laugh about it. I told him we should have parked there anyhow and if anyone says anything about parents with babies parking only, I will whip up my shirt and show them the four C-section scars I proudly carry as proof of my parenthood. What is this world coming to? Soon there will be “Moms in a rush parking only” signs

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transcripts to send to universities. Everyone keeps saying that parents and students won’t notice a difference when the strike begins, but when the teachers don’t give me those marks, I’m unable to apply to university — that is a “difference” I’m noticing already. The teachers are politely asking us to be patient with everything, but I can’t be “patient” with an application deadline. The teachers have also been saying that the students are their priority. If we were really their priority, they wouldn’t be striking and making us a part of it — they would have found another way to negotiate their requests so that students and our daily needs from teachers are not involved. Teachers have made some great impacts on my life and I can understand some of their requests, like their want for smaller class sizes. But the thing is, we students don’t want to be their bargaining chip. Danielle Melvin, age 17 Coquitlam

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Do pregnant women and new mothers need reserved parking spots? popping up at local markets. If this is the way it’s going to be, I want a sign that says “Moms who have teenagers that eat them out of house and home parking only.” If you’re expecting, congratulations, but in reality, you should be parking furthest from the door. Walking is the best form of exercise for an expectant mother. If you have had your wee angel, congratulations, but again, walking is the best way to beat that baby fat. For those of you who don’t already know: hello out there; wake up people — pregnancy is a condition, not a disability. Inform yourselves of the difference. You decided to expand your little family.

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That’s wonderful, but don’t expect everyone to treat you like you’re Lady Muck from Blather Castle. Suck it up and walk. You can thank me later. Sandra MacKenzie Coquitlam

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Terry O’Neill to run for council

member for the Coquitlam Journalist and communFoundation, and as member ity activist Terry O’Neill has of the organizing commitannounced his decision to run tee for the Alzheimer Society in the Nov. 19 general elecof B.C.’s annual Walk for tion for a seat on Coquitlam Memories in the Tri-Cities, for city council. which he will be the master of O’Neill first ran for council ceremonies. in the May 2010 byelection, He has also been honoured and collected 31 per cent of by the Red Cross Society of the vote. There were eight Canada for humanitarianism candidates, and he finished and by Canada Blood Services second. for distinguished citizenship. On a number of issues With the broad reach of important to local residents, causes he has been a part O’Neill said he is confident he of, O’Neill said his is the one for the job. dedication to serving “Coquitlam residents told me they “Coquitlam residents told me they everyone’s best interwill translate well want a strong voice want a strong voice and firm hand ests if he is elected as a city and firm hand at City at City Hall.” councillor. Hall to keep property “With my record of taxes down, push for community involveconstruction of the ment and professional Evergreen Line and Terry O’Neill accomplishment, I ensure that council’s Coquitlam Council Candidate believe I can be trusted focus stays squarely to listen to the voters, on local affairs,” make the tough deciO’Neill said in a press release. “They have the community for more than spoken loud and clear, and three decades, including as now it’s time for the work to founding member and past be done.” president of the Eagle Ridge O’Neill has volunteered in Residents Association, board

sions, and be held accountable for my actions,” he said. “The bottom line is that we can work together to find realistic, common-sense solutions to our problems.” A graduate of Simon Fraser and Carleton universities, O’Neill has worked in several media positions, including most recently at the National Post and the Tri-City News, where for more than five years he wrote for the weekly Face to Face column. He has received national news awards for editing and writing at publications such as the B.C. Report and the Western Standard. He lives in Coquitlam with his wife, Mary, who is the principal of Dr. Charles Best Secondary. Last week, Coquitlam restaurateur Fred Soofi announced his plan to run for council. Craig Hodge said he is considering running.

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Sophie Taylor, Paige Morris and sister Caitlin Morris from Vancouver, along with Amanda Pedersen from Coquitlam, are all smiles on Spring Ride at The Fair at the PNE.

Tri-Cities folks enjoy PNE fun

Six-year-old Elizabeth McEachern of Port Coquitlam (left) takes part in the daily do-it-yourself workshops at the Home Depot Improvement Showcase at the PNE. Above: Helen Cranage and daughter Sara of Coquitlam enjoy the new ride, Atmosfear. The 101st annual Fair wrapped up on Labour Day. The endof-summer event featured more than 700 shows, exhibits and attractions this year.

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Coquitlam firefighters’ boot drive starts this week

Toy run seeks riders Riders are gearing up for the 33rd annual Motorcycle Toy Run, which leaves Coquitlam Centre at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. The event, which organizers say is likely the largest of its kind in Canada, cruises down Lougheed and Barnet highways, then travels via Hastings, Renfrew and McGill streets to the PNE. It is open to all motorcyclists. The cost to take part is a new toy wrapped in plastic (no stuffed toys). The run benefits the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, which seeks both educational toys and ageappropriate gifts for teens. A limited number of collector pins will be available for participants. For details, contact the BC Coalition of Motorcyclists at bccombc.com or the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau at LMCB office@lmcb.ca.

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Join Coquitlam firefighters on Sept. 9, 10 and 11 as they hold out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Stop by to contribute to the cause at grocery stores, malls and movie theatres, and be sure to look out for the firefighters on Saturday night as they visit local bars and pubs to collect donations. Fundraising locations include: • Coquitlam Centre, London Drugs and food court entrance; • Thrifty Foods at Austin Avenue and Mariner Way; • Real Canadian Superstore at 1301 Lougheed Hwy. and 3000 Lougheed Hwy.; • Save-On-Foods Pinetree at 2991 Lougheed Hwy. A boot drive is a fundraising event where local firefighters go out into the community and collect donations from the public, using a firefighter boot to collect those donations. Since 1954, Canadian firefighters have been helping Muscular Dystrophy Canada fight the battle against muscular dystrophy — a group of more than 150 types of neuromuscular disorders characterized by the wasting and progressive weakness of muscles. Some diseases are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure. The money raised by Coquitlam firefighters will be donated to improve the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular disorders by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services and funding research, according to a press release. “B.C. firefighters give so much to their communities

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Crunch challenge Sept. 11

For the second year, Alexander Bell is teaming up with the Coquitlam Foundation to raise funds and awareness for initiatives that embrace diversity in the community. On Sunday, Sept. 11, Bell is inviting Tri-Cities residents to walk the popular Coquitlam Crunch hiking trail to raise money for a Coquitlam Community Diversity Fund. There are two categories of entry: the Make it or Break It category of walking the entire trail 10 or more times in a 12-hour period or a Family/ Recreational category to walk the entire trail at least once. The province has donated 50 pedometers, Diversity DVDs and Diversity Music CDs for the first 50 participants. Option One, The Make It or Break It Category, runs from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The goal is to walk up and down the Coquitlam Crunch as many times as possible in a 12-hour period and try to make or break last year’s record of 10 times. Option Two is the Recreational Category, with a start time of 10 a.m. and a finish time of noon. The goal is to come out, get some exercise and enjoy the day. Participants are encouraged to complete the Coquitlam Crunch at least once or even twice in two hours. Bell is the Safe Harbour coordinator for the Tri-Cities, a diversity awareness program

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Alexander Bell laces up along the Coquitlam Crunch. for businesses and community agencies. “I wanted to do something that would support diversity awareness activities and raise awareness of the Safe Harbour Program,” he says. “I also wanted to do something that would bring attention to the Coquitlam Foundation, a great resource we have in Coquitlam with even more potential as people learn about what it can do for our community.” The purpose of the Coquitlam Crunch Challenge — Embracing Diversity is to raise funds and awareness for initiatives that embrace diversity in Coquitlam. The fund will provide community grants to organizations and schools that undertake

projects that promote diversity awareness or community inclusiveness. Once a minimum of $10,000 is reached, the fund will start to generate grants for diversity initiatives. There are three ways to participate. One is by joining in on the walk on Sept. 11. The second is by donating via the website. The third is by volunteering at the event. Bell is looking for volunteers to act as crossing guards or to staff tables at the top and bottom of the trail, which starts at the lacrosse box off of Lansdowne Drive (above Guildford Way). For more information on the walk or volunteering, visit www. coquitlamcrunch.com or email coquitlamcrunch@gmail. com.

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tion co-ordinator for the nonprofit Alzheimer Society of B.C., which is putting on the series. “It’s very important for caregivers to take care of themselves. They need to eat well, exercise and get enough rest so they can remain healthy.” Those points will be emphasized during the workshops, which are designed for family members who are caring for a person with dementia.

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It was with mixed emotions that I read of the decision by Iain Black to resign his seat as MLA for Port-Moody Coquitlam, for a new position as President of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Iain has served our community as MLA since he was first elected MLA of PortMoody Westwood in 2005. Iain was well respected as an MLA, and as a cabinet minister, and was a strong advocate for our community. Iain also understood business, I’m sure in no small part due to his “past lives” in the private sector, and was a friend of the Chamber of Com-

merce. While Iain’s departure will certainly leave a big hole to fill, I am excited to see that he will be leading the Vancouver Board of Trade. Our Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce works closely with the VBOT at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce convention, and under Iain’s leadership, we can expect the Board to continue its role as a leading voice for business in the Lower Mainland. I also want to pay tribute to two other local leaders who will be moving on to new endeavours. Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini recently announced that he would not be seeking re-election as Port Moody’s mayor, after having served four terms as the City’s mayor. And Port Moody’s former City Manager, Gaetan Royer, has become Manager of Metropolitan Planning, Regional Parks & Environment at Metro Vancouver. Under the leaderChair’s Report Continued on Page 3

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The long awaited decision on the future of the HST is finally in and the people have spoken. The verdict is a message sent to the government – a message of discontent primarily over the way in which the tax was brought in. However, in a rush to make a point the vote may have damaged the province’s financial capabilities for years to come. I worry about what is to come next. Putting the old PST/GST system back in place is going to take some time and cost a lot of money. Keep in mind, there were thousands of new businesses created in recent months that have never operated under the old system. I agree that the manner in which the HST was introduced was completely wrong. There most certainly should have been public consultation. Had that been done, we would likely now be moving forward with the new tax. As we are now putting all systems in place, the provincial government needs to pay back the Federal Government $1.6 billion. What kind of position does this leave them in to deal with new challenges? The province will be facing the needs of a growing and aging population, and now under increased financial strain. That will be the challenge facing Executive Director’s Report Continued on Page 3

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ship of Joe, Gaetan and their colleagues on Council and at City Hall, Port Moody has, in my view, become a model for community development in the region, promoting both residential growth and commercial development, in an environmentally sustainable manner. We have been blessed in the

Tri Cities to have a wealth of talented and passionate people ready to serve our communities, among them Iain, Joe and Gaetan. On behalf of our business community, I want to thank them for their service, and to wish them all the best in their future endeavours. richard@raineylaw.com

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the government in years to come. Many businesses in our province saw great advantages under the HST system, and now those advantages will be lost. We will have to open the dialogue to find ways for our business community to remain competitive. michaelh@tricitieschamber

The two words that terrify CEOs: Social Media David Teixeira Chamber Member

I know what you’re thinking, “federal indictment” is scarier, but no...CEOs have lawyers for that. However, CEOs are shocked that regular people talk in public unchecked by company PR agents. Folks in these CEO’s companies want to (shudder) ENGAGE the customers in dialogue! To be kind to these CEOs (some of whom pay me — so be extra kind to them), they should be concerned. Not concerned about using social media, rather using social media without a policy or framework in place. Companies have procedures for hiring, budgets, travel and traditional communications but social media often gets relegated to either the “we don’t use it because it is dumb” category, or it is assigned to the CEO’s 15 year-old nephew. Instead, social media needs to be formally assigned to an individual

within the organization and given the importance of all other company communication. I have seen internal corporate social media policies which are dozens of pages long and essentially prohibit employees from doing anything to add value to the end users (*cough* Government *cough*). On the other end, I have helped develop one or two page outlines which are clear, easy to follow, valuable and effective (*cough* Dave.ca rules *cough*). A basic policy should outline the following: Which account(s) are the official voices of the organization (ie. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn); the purpose of the accounts (generate sales, brand awareness, customer feedback); which employees are able to access the accounts; guidelines for common occurrences /questions/ complaints; crisis management protocol; occasions when social media is no longer appropriate and a phone call or personal meeting becomes necessary. A surprising example of a simple but effective social media policy comes from Canada Post. Yes, Canada Post.

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Burke Mountain Naturalists to host northern explorer At the next meeting of the Burke Mountain Naturalists on Tuesday, Sept. 13, the guest speaker will be Rob Butler, who will describe an expedition he undertook last June to the remote Muskwa-Kechika area in northeast B.C. Butler, who teamed up with Wayne Sawchuk to lead an Explorers Club Flag Expedition for the B.C. Breeding Bird Atlas Project, will describe the vanishing lifestyle of a horseback expedition into this wilderness region, which is often described as the Serengeti of North America. The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area was established by the provincial government in 1998. At 6.4 million hectares, it is about the same size as Ireland. Approximately 25 per cent of the area is protected, while the remainder is open for resource extraction activities that fol-

low best management practices. The MuskwaKechika supports large intact ecosystems little influenced by human activities and provides habitat for large animals such as grizzly bears, moose, mountain goats, wolves, caribou and Stone’s sheep. It is considered to sustain the largest functioning predator-prey system in North America. The meeting, set for 7:30 p.m. at Como Lake United Church in Coquitlam (at the corner of Marmont Street and King Albert Avenue), is free and open to the public. Following Butler’s presentation, the naturalists will provide updates on upcoming events such as TreeFest at Riverview, which is planned for Saturday, Sept. 17. For more information, phone 604-937-3483 or visit www. bmn.bc.ca.

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Centaurs happy to ride steady learning curve A glance at the score would lead the uninformed to say “Ouch!” But those who’ve travelled a similar road would understand exactly what Ryk Piche had planned when he mapped out an exhibition opener against highly rated Washington State football machine the Lynden Lions. Following Friday’s 62-19 shellacking in the U.S., Piche’s Centennial Centaurs crossed the border with more than bruises to declare. “It was an experience, and that’s what we went down there for,” said Piche. “What we gained was a traditional Friday Night Lights experience. Our boys got to deal with adversity and lots of it, and they didn’t quit.” Centennial, which finished with a 4-4 record before bowing out in the provincial semifinals, enters the new high school season ranked fourth in the inaugural pre-season poll. Squaring off against No. 2 AA Lynden, however, deflated any big thoughts filling the locals’ heads. Fortunately, the Cents are wellgrounded, Piche said — and fast. “This is a real grounded group and they know just as I do that the rankings mean nothing.” Building the roster around defence and speed should only help the club survive the Eastern Conference grind, with fellow ranked W.J. Mouat (No. 3) and St. Thomas More (No. 5) — and the always difficult Terry Fox Ravens (honourable mention). This year’s roster features key returnees like backs Jason Buren, Lucas Naso and Mark Sabarre, who bring their skills to both sides of the ball, and quarterback Cole Milton. The club, which has a bye this week, returns to Washington State for a Sept. 16 game against Eastside Catholic, a AAA-division school. More lessons will be absorbed, Piche said. “I’m pretty happy to say that our pre-season schedule is the toughest in B.C.,” he said. “It was a decision by us coaches to expose our kids to tough, difficult situations to learn from. “What will they learn from beating a team 50-0? We don’t even get good film out of that experience.”

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Local talent put Thunder in Mann hunt Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com They are the unexpected hosts. The Langley Thunder are the surprise Western Lacrosse Association champs, ready to host the Ontario juggernaut for the Mann Cup senior A championship starting next week. Head coach Rod Jensen said that being underdogs so far has been a label that’s fit comfortably. “We’ve been flying in under the radar but everything has fallen into place,” said the one-time Coquitlam Adanacs senior bench boss. “Things have come together quickly and here we are.” The series against the Brampton Excelsiors begins tonight, 7:45 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre (7888-200th St.), with Game 2 going Thursday. The Thunder got there by shocking second-place Victoria in the opening round, then upending the defending WLA champion New Westminster Salmonbellies in six games. Now they face a similar task — against another team of unexpected consequences. The Excelsiors knocked off defending Mann Cup champion Peterborough 4-2 to earn their ticket to Langley. It’s a match-up that is both intriguing and formidable, Jensen said. “They were in the same boat. Everyone expected Peterborough and New West,” he noted. “Peterborough was the most talented team in Canada but Brampton came in each game and did what we did —they outworked them.” Jensen’s last Mann Cup foray was in 2007 with Coquitlam, where it was high-powered Peterborough that spoiled the party. He still has painful memories of that loss — where two members of the current Excelsiors’ roster played a major role in the Adanacs’ downfall. “(Dan) Dawson and (Anthony) Cosmos, they were killers for me when we played that series in Coquitlam and they are a big part of Brampton’s success. They are kind of the staples of that team, just as (Athan) Iannucci and (Brodie) MacDonald are for us.” Which brings us to the deep Tri-Cities connections that run in the Langley organization. Iannucci, a Port Moody talent who played for the Coquitlam junior Adanacs 10 years ago, topped Langley’s playoff production with 22 goals and 13 assists in 10 games. MacDonald, meanwhile, joined the jr. Adanacs last year on their run to the 2010 Minto Cup title. Although he saw little action behind Dan Lewis in Coquitlam, the six-foot-seven Vernon native was Troy Landreville/Langley Advance selected second overall at the WLA’s junior draft. READY TO REIGN: The Langley Thunder, who will play Brampton in the Mann Cup series that Since taking over the Thunder’s No. 1 ballstopstarts tonight, feature local talents like Port Moody’s Athan Iannucci and PoCo’s Rob Van Beek. per duties early in the year, MacDonald has spearheaded the club’s march up the charts, earning and WLA veteran Andrew Leyshon. head coach. In his first year behind the Thunder him WLA Rookie of the Year honours in the process. One of the club’s key leaders is PoCo’s Rob Van bench, Jensen pulled his squad into third place with “I think that was a motivational tool for him, Beek, a 28-year-old transition player. On defence, an 8-8-2 record. watching Danny make that run,” said Jensen, who the Thunder get big contributions from jr. Adanacs General manager Gerry Van Beek, Rob’s father, was an assistant coach last year with the jr. Adanacs. alumni Steve Hay and John Lintz. said success may have been hard to come by over the “Goalies all want to compete and Brodie has slowly Langley has posted only one season above .500 past six years, but moving up the WLA ladder is come into his own as a big stopper for us.” — going 10-7-1 in 2009 when current senior A  CONT. ON PAGE 27, see LANGLEY LOOKS... He is backed up by Port Coquitlam minor product Adanac assistant coach Randy Delmonico was the

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always a difficult challenge. “We planned for this but there’s always things that get in the way, like other teams in the league,” quipped Gerry. “I don’t know if this was a surprise per se, but we did the right things to get us here.” The Thunder didn’t rip

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Born on March 10, 1937 in Bromborough, Wirral, England and passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 31, 2011 in Port Moody, B.C. He is predeceased by his first wife Kit. He is survived by his wife Janice; his children Michael, Christine, Bill, Peter and Robert and his seven grandchildren. Bill loved to travel and go fishing. He had a lifelong love of soccer which he played until the age of 70. He was an avid Liverpool FC fan. After the tragic death of his first wife, Bill raised five children who will miss him greatly. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue in Port Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, your donations to Crossroads Hospice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneral.com Burkeview 604-944-4128

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Trades/Technical

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANIC, certification required. Dynamic manufacturing & processing company in Vancouver is currently accepting resumes. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to rpretorius@wcrl.com

We’re taking your education to the next level!

Starting Sept 2011, you will receive an iPad when you begin classes at Vancouver Career College. All iPads will come with e-books and educational apps, providing you with a more interactive learning experience!

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MOVING SALE

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PETS & LIVESTOCK

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Cats

Dogs

BENGAL KITTENS, 4 male, 8 wks old, beautiful markings $500. 604-924-5599

PB GERMAN shepherd pups, black & tan, 9 weeks old, 1st shots, vet✔, $650 604-856-7405

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Dogs

SHIH Tzu puppies Adorable Shih Tzu puppies 6 wks, 1st shots, dewormed $550 Call: (604) 788-8634

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Tel: 604-794-2493 Toll Free: 1-800-663-3381

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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.

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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ENTERTAINMENT UNIT $20. Call 778-846-5275

Collection (over 2000+) TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION

WED ★ Sept 14 ★ 3PM LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS 604-244-9350 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond www.lovesauctions.com

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For Sale Miscellaneous

BUILDING SALE... “”ROCK BOTTOM PRICES”” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.

For Sale Miscellaneous

A 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. 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.

Art & Collectibles

Old Comic Book

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SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. SAVE ON HEATING! YUKON Warm Air Furnaces. Wood/Oil Wood/Electric - Wood only. Certified for Canada. Call for factory direct pricing & brochure. 1-800-358-0060. www.yukon-eagle.com RENOVATION SALE RIDGEWAY IDA PHARMACY 1057 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam 50-75% Off on a wide variety of Front Store items. Cards,Seasonal, Baby & REXALL Products MON-FRI. 9AM-8PM SAT. 9AM-7PM & SUN. 12PM-5PM. Call: (604) 931-5252

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Furniture

FRIENDLY FURNITURE FELLOWS Cheapvancouverfurniture.com ****ALL 100% BRAND NEW***** **Flat top mattress & box $ 275** **Eurotop Mattress & box $350** *Sectional Sofa & Ottoman $675* *Complete bedroom suite $875* We have everything, beds, sofas, dining room tables, etc. You won’t believe our prices. Tax & delivery always included in all our prices. Fast & Friendly service with same day usual delivery. Order online, or by phone or visit our showroom. Order and pay at time of delivery.Call (778) 882-3132

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Wanted to Buy

WANTED: One piece STEEL GARAGE DOOR 6'10'' high x 8’11'' wide. Call 604-476-1990

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

GREAT DANES Pure Bred born Aug 7th Merles and Blacks, $850.00 Call: (250) 681-1131

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $17/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

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Health Products & Services

NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT? $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

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Childcare Wanted

PORT MOODY area, P/T House Manager, 5 days, 15 hrs +, Afternoons starting Sept. After school supervision & transport of older children, house cleaning, meal prep, Refs, Criminal & Driving record checks req. 604-657-3226

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Consolidate or get a personal/ business loan for up to $1 MILLION. With interest rates starting at 1.9%. Bad credit no problem. Apply at www.easytrustgroup.com or call 1-855-222-1228

Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

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Mortgages

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

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604-434-9992

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

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

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

For Sale by Owner

6015

MISSION BEAUTIFUL 4+ BR, 5 acre, barn. Owner will consider trades & carry mortgage. $650,000. 604-671-7498

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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For Sale by Owner

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Financial Services

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Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

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ENGLISH Bulldogs CKC Reg, Sold w$500 of free boarding at our country kennel. 1 huge boy remaining. BulldogsBC.com ONLY $1,500. 604 898-9044 or email: woof@mvph.ca.

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2 BR Condo in Fort Lauderdale, avail Dec 9-16, slps 6-8, cls to beaches, shopping & Disney World, $850/week. 604-931-0893

Sunday, Sept 11th, From 10am until 4pm 2489 - Kitchener Ave

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Lots & Acreage

WILLOUGHBY, LANGLEY BUILDING LOT 4800sf, in well established sub-division. $300,000. Victor ★ 778-855-2688


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

RENTALS

6508

Apt/Condos

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789

6508

Apt/Condos

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

The

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604-444-3000

6508

Apt/Condos

GARDEN VILLA

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

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

CALL 604 715-7764

office: 604- 936-1225

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6508

Apt/Condos

SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate Lrg 1 BR’s. Rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. ★ 604-526-5584 BBY, Lghd Mall. 1 BR $825 Avail Now. Incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BURQUITLAM. 2 BR apt, 3rd flr, balc, corner unit, 2 u/g prkg spots. $1195/mo. Immed. 604-506-9434

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COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet apt avail. N/P. Family owned & operated for 39 years. 604-936-5755

Don’t Miss THIS! Large bright 1 br @ $790 1117 Ridgeway Ave. incl heat, hot water, dw, cat ok, ns, avail Oct 1, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941

Don’t Miss THIS! Large bright 1br $785: Incl heat, hot water, dw np, 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST, 2 BR Penthouse, lrg, priv deck, $1190. 1 BR, $795. Incls heat/hot water, del cable. Laundry/storage avail. Near transit. NS/NP • 604-521-4180 NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, 604-299-8288 email: cedarsunset@shaw.ca NEW WEST. Bachelor suite, $650/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636

POCO. 1 BR, in 55 years+ Amica On Mayfair retirement complex. $1,200/mo includes 10 meals/mo + once/week housekeeping, scheduled bus trips & activities, 24 hour help line and concierge. Gas f/p, priv w/d, d/w, balc, u/grd prkg & storage. New carpeting. N/s. Small pet ok. 604-837-4602. POCO 2 BR apt $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

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JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U. Sept. 6

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 2 BR & Den • 1310 sq. ft

7 appls, parking, storage. $1750 Rec & Amenity rooms. NS/NP

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

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

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

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

CLEAN BRIGHT room, main flr, $425/mo. Utils/cable included, w/d. Avail now. 604-315-6611

Shared Accommodation

6595-40

New Westminster

NEW WEST. Furn Rm, incls cbl, net, w/d, kit & bath rm, $550, Now. Ns/np. Male only. 778-892-1936 NEW WEST. Furn’d Room, $475 incls sh’d kitch/bath/utils. 604-524-8821 or 778-837-4596

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Suites/Partial Houses

909 - 12th Street

Bright 2 BR suite. New carpets & paint. Fridge, stove and W/D in building. $850. N/P, N/S. Lease and excellent references a must.

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

BBY, CDA Way/Burris. 2 BR side ste off ½ duplex. Ns/np. $900/mo. Nr transit. Immed. 604-524-5962

BBY, EDMONDS. 7471 Vista Crescent, Large 2 BR, grd/lvl. Priv ent & alarm. Vaulted 9 foot ceilings! Ns/np. $1000/mo incl hydro. Nr bus, Skytrain, schools, laundry & shops. Avail now. 778-891-8944 or 604-521-8990 COQ 2 BR g/lev ste, $1100 incls utls, wireless internet & sh’d W/D. Avail Oct 1. ns/np. 604-614-6727

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

401 Westview St, Coq

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

Whitgift Gardens

AMBER (W)

ACROSS

1. Early European people 5. P&G soap bar brand 10. Goes with cola 14. Fencing sword 15. Sonia __, Brazilian actress 16. 6th Hebrew month 17. Mother of Zeus 18. Any watery animal fluid 19. One point E of NE 20. Farm state 21. Consumed 22. 6th tone of the scale 23. Bureaus 27. Lowest male voices

DOWN

1. Contains cerium 2. Kor = 10 X 3. Side sheltered from the wind 4. Green or Earl Gray 5. “Sunday Morning” network 6. = length x width 7. Belonging to TV’s Stewart 8. Chills and fever 9. Edible tuberous root 10. Common soup container 11. Lyric poem of some length 12. A telegram sent abroad 13. Regions 24. Grow old 25. Atomic #81 26. Groups of physiologically related organs 27. Robbers 28. Public promotion of a product

30. 89301 NV 31. Turns into noun 32. Burial city of Wm. the Conqueror 35. Stone parsley 38. Grabs 42. Winglike structures 43. Tennessee 44. Touchdown 45. Swiss river 46. On the positive side 47. Diplomatic agent (var. sp.) 49. A light two-wheel carriage 50. Computer-aided manufacturing 29. E. Kennedy was one 32. Something serving as a cover 33. Every 34. Cologne 36. Hostelry 37. Word element meaning “ear” 39. Swiss river 40. Women’s undergarment 41. 9th calendar month (abbr.) 48. Island name with 7 down 51. Atomic #18 53. Expresses surprise 54. Stout sword 55. Black wood 57. Civil Rights group 58. Clarified Indian butters 60. Not kind 61. Spumante (Italian wine) 64. Dentist’s organization

52. Though (informal usage) 54. Cuts all ties 56. So. Pacific loose skirt 59. One of the blood groups 60. Soft shell clam genus 62. Exclamation of surprise 63. Small water craft 66. Put an end to 68. Hillside (Scot.) 70. Prefix for internal 71. Twain _____, CA 95383 72. Proceeding rate 73. “Love Story” actor O’Neil 74. Excavate things buried 75. Gremlins

65. 2000 pounds 66. NYSE symbol for China Unicom 67. Records electric brain currents 68. Characters in 1 inch of tape 69. A male sheep

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

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

1 BR Apt, $775/mo, 2 BR Apt, $950/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1150/mo.

ARBOUR GREENE

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

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944

COQ, Austin/Marmont. 1 BR, g/lvl, f/bath, priv w/d. Ns/np. $800 incl hydro. Immed. 604-761-9235

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8055

Cleaning

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

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE

Exp’d Reliable Lady Residential cleaning & move in/outs. $20/hr. Tri-Cities ★ 604-944-7980

MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

New Westminster

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

CALL 604 723-8215

TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671

604 420-5636

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

www.montecitotowers.com

SKYLINE TOWERS

6540

Houses - Rent

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

1432 Rhine Cr. 4 Br, 2.5 bath 2100sf, double garage, lease, np, ns, $1850, Sept 1, Eric K. Property Management 604-723-7368 NEW WEST Port Royal Brand New 4 BR hse, nr all ammens, new appls, dbl gara, $2250, w/d, n/s, n/p, Sep 1. 604-603-4290

COQ W. 2 BR lrg, bright, $940 incl util, new paint & flrs, nr bus & schls, n/s n/p, w/d. 604-294-5501

COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. Reno’d large 2 BR. 1000 sf. Full bath, priv w/d & entry. Ns/np. $950/mo + 1⁄3 util. 604-612-3384

COQ WW Plat. 2 BR, own W/D. Avail now. $800 + 1/3 utls. N/S. Nr schl. Sm pet ok. 604-323-6392

3BDRM/1BTH 2027 Turnberry Lane, Coquitlam, B.C. V3E 3N2 3 Bedroom Suite. WWP. Full laundry. Utilities incl. N/S. Oct. 1. No Pets. $1,100/mo. Call: (604) 719-5122 COQ 2BR Poirier/Foster $950 gas f/bth f/p G/Lvl own w/d alarm nr bus/ rec ctr incl ultils n/s n/p 936-8361

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUTILAM 2 bdrm townhouse, $920, quiet family complex, no pets, 604-942-2277.

Personals

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

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

Angel Massage 604-294-8038

402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby

Escort Services

★ ANYTIME DAY or Night ★★ Carmen 604-505-0522 I WILL do IT ALL

HOME SERVICES

Miscellaneous Rentals

6450

COQ 3 BR upper flr duplex, 1400 sqft, 5 appls, 2 decks, view, 1.5 baths, f/p, n/s, n/p, Avail Now, $1250 + 60% utils, 604-307-4103

7015

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

Suites/Partial Houses

7010

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6602

BBY 17TH Ave. 2 BR + Den, inste W/D. $965 incl hydro. NS/NP. Oct 1. Refs. Close to bus & shops. 604-524-5216 or 604-522-9100

604- 983- 8046

New Westminster

KING ALBERT COURT

Houses - Rent

RENT TO OWN HOMES 2, 3 & 4 bdrm homes Poor credit ok, small downpymt Call Karyn 604-857-3597

6595

MAPLE RIDGE. Spacious 1 BR apts. Deck, prkg, laundry. Ns/np. $600 - $675/mo. 604-937-3534.

Here's How It Works:

6540

8060

Electrical

NEW WEST ELECTRIC Lic 94644 Rewiring & Service & Upgrades Free Est. 604-724-7381 24/7

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

8087

Excavating

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

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

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Concrete

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

8073

8080

Drainage

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

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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HOME SERVICES

8125

Gutters

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

8130

Handyperson

8160

Lawn & Garden

COQUITLAM

LANDSCAPING LTD.

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

Greenpath Yard Main’t

Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

8155

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

■ ■ ■ ■

Trim & Prune Hedges Yard Clean-up Rubbish Removal Bush Clearing & Weed Whacking

Free Estimates, WCB Ins’d 604-710-9670

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

8185

Moving & Storage

8185

Moving & Storage

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 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 L & D Movers Small Deliveries, Vehicle, RV, Boat Hauling, Pod Packing, Bsmt Blockers, Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

1 to 3 Men

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

MOVER4HIRE.COM From $39. Also: Rubbish removal 604-700-MOVE (6683)

8195

Summer Special

15% OFF

Book Now! Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

ALLSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582 #1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 32 yrs exp. Summer Special Ext/ Int. 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB

Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA PRECISION

www.affordablemoversbc.com

PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Exp. • Fully Insured • WCB Covered

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

AUTOMOTIVE 9125

Domestic

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

604-537-4140

Auto Miscellaneous

A-1 PAINT CO.

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

9105

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

9145

Scrap Car Removal

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

8220

Plumbing

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

8222

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095

9110

Collectibles & Classics

SWIMMING POOLS & LINERS Pool Shark Pool Service (604) 916-7530

8225

2007 CHEVY COBALT SS SEDAN. Great kms, BCAA inspected . $11,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12296

604-761-7175

SWOOSHH PROPERTY SERVICES & RECYCLING

• Junk Removal • Free Scrap Metal Pick-Up • Free Appliance Pick-Up (in Tri-Cities area only) 2008 CHRYSLER 300 AWD. No acc’d & inspected. This is a super clean unit in and out. $15,980. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12253

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

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855 CORAZZA CONTRACTING Reno’s, kitchens, baths, additions, tiles & hardwood. Over 20 yrs exp. Carlo 604-818-5919 HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

Tiling

DAVE ABBOTT Tile & Stone Installations & Repair Specialist! Best Rates. Guar. 778-808-5912

Power Washing

Renovations & Home Improvement

8300

At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266 saveon.roofing@yahoo.com

Mobile Building Pressure Wash Roof, Concrete & Vinyl Cleaning Best for Less! • 604-521-6860

8240

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

8315 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

8255

Rubbish Removal

Disposing of Muck You’re in Luck I’ve got a Truck! Low Rates Labour Available

604-218-3201 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

8335

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 FALK’S WINDOW CLEANING Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing. Call Jim Falk 778-389-1787

To place your ad call

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

2009 CHEVROLET COBALT LT Very clean & local. Inspected & grt gas mileage. $11,860 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12285

9160

Sports & Imports

9522

RV’s/Trailers

#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

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

1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 5 speed, 4 cyl, 180K, whole car great condition. $2500 obo. Days (604)818-6421, eves 818-7315

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Auto 79000km CD/Aux BCAA Inspected $7,300 604 738 2531

2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005 2008 SPORTSMEN 28ft 5th Wheel. 2 slides, spacious, all equiped. $21,900. 604-230-2728

2003 COROLLA auto, like new, 122,000 kms, grey, must sell due to illness. $7200 604-824-6698 2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4350, 604-255-5453

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2010 CHALET LTW Foldable trailer. Rear skylight & awning. Save $3,000 below cost @ $10,500 Clearance Price - No Trade (Stk. T10-06) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL# 9676 DL #9676

2011 MAXUM Wild 31 QBS – Kitchen slide, Open spacious lite weight trailer. Save $8,500 below cost @ $23,999 Clearance Price No Trade (Stk. D10-48) gowest.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

2011 MAXUM Wild 28 BRS – Bedroom Slide. Lite WT trailer; open floorplan. Save $7,500 below cost @ $21,500 Clearance Price – No Trade (Stk. D10-47) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

2003 HONDA CIVIC. Black, auto, 2 drs, sunroof! 169,500 km. Aircared. $6,500 obo. 604-831-0590

2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4, super clean, low original kms. $23,860 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12321 2008 Lexus RX 350, Premium Package incredibly low mileage! 17,000 kms; includes special ordered 18" wheels. Crystal white pearl w/ ivory leather interior. Immaculate, one owner, no accidents. $36,950 Call: (778) 892-7443 email: whitelexusrx@gmail.com Great deal was over $60,000 new.

9160

Sports & Imports

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

2007 FORD FUSION SE, v6, auto, maroon, fully loaded, clean, 65k, $7850 firm. 604-538-4883

1995 ALFA Romeo Spider, 1-owner, only 21,000 km, like new. $16,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

1998 SUZUKI Esteem GTX wagon loaded, all updated Petro Can Tsaw, $3500. 604-948-5155

E

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

1997 CADILLAC Concours, 149k, V8 auto, beige, sunroof, leather, pwr $3000 604-472-0454

1997 FORD 150 XLT, maroon, 1 owner, no accidents, air, seats 3, already to head south for the winter. Full RV package incl trailer brake system, canopy is lined, cab upholstery & carpet shampooed, engine pressure washed. Looks like new. Aircared valid Aug, 2013. 171,000 mi. $4500 obo. 604-922-6695

THE SCRAPPER

Domestic

2008 BUICK ALURE, ext warranty till 2013, chrome pkg, 8000 kms, $16,995. 604-464-6397

Call Gary at: 604-599-5611

www.bestbusyboysroofing.com email: info@bestbusyboysroofing.com

Rubbish Removal

604-444-3000

604-374-8720

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

1996 BENTLEY, 1-owner, only 62,000 km, all orig., immaculate. $38,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

9125

• Conversion from Cedar to Asphalt, Shingles, Fibreglass ★ Lifetime Warranty ★ • WCB, BBB & Liability Insur.

8255

1990 TERRY TRAILER. 26 feet. Loaded! $6000. Or $11,500 for trailer with 1992 Ford F-250 truck incl Mountaineer canopy, Zodiac boat & bike racks. 604-541-2463

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $17,000. No trades. Call 604-308-9976

Roofing

Pools/Hot Tubs

Plumbing

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

8250

Best Busy Boys Roofing

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com

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2012 PASSPORT 238ML Litewt bunk model. $19,995. PT122382. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

2003 VW Passat wagon, 1.8L turbo, 117K, grey, 5 spd, great shape, $8300 obo, 604-715-0357

9173

1983 MERCEDES 280SL, rare 6 cyl, conv. blue, auto, exc cond. $9900obo, Mike 778-999-0155

2012 SPRINGDALE 189FL #1 Seller. Only $16,995. ST121891. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

Vans

2008 DODGE Grand Caravan SE (STOW’ N G0) LOW kms. No acc’d & inspected. $15,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12325

9515

2010 KOKANEE Express M22 Living slide Lite WT. Thermal windows. Save $6,500 below cost @ $19,900 Clearance Price – No Trade (Stk. D10-50) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

2010 TAKENA 1865 EX Dinette Slide. Fuel efficient towing. Save $5,000 below cost @ $16,900 Clearance Price - No Trade (Stk. T09-19) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

Boats

9’ BOAT, 4 stroke 2 HP Honda. Top cond. Test ride on the Fraser! Quick sale! $990. 604-888-4903

2011 SPRINGDALE 299FKS. 2 slides. Sale $29,995. ST112991. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

2004 32 Ft. Arctic Fox 30U 25,900 2 slides, $11,000 of aftermarket extras, solar,new tires (604) 393-7757 ontheroad26@shaw.ca


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These 12x24 tiles are perfect for your new kitchen or bathroom floor. Give rooms a sleek and modern look.

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$ 98 12”X12” Slate Tile

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2

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6

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12/3 Extension cords for any indoor or outdoor project

39

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Eco Coat Paints have kept thousands of litres of unused paints out of disposal facilities by blending old paints into 14 premium colours. We have 4 of the colours in stock at an incredibly attractive price. Almost 75% lower than new paints

Extension Cords

50’

98

Premium Recycled Acrylic Latex Paints

$ 98

69

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Perfect for your tiling project

59

$

Eco Coat Paints

Woods High Visibility

$

Benchtop Ceramic Wet Tile Saw

sq. ft.

Paderno Paring Knife 3.5” Available in Serrated or Non-Serrated

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$ 69

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