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ariba Amani was the glue that held her family together. When it was Thanksgiving, she would host and cook the family dinner. But the bond was ripped apart on Feb. 29, 2012. It was the day Fariba was reported missing by her boyfriend during a cruise in the Bahamas. The Port Moody esthetician seemingly vanished from the MS Bahamas Celebration the night before it was set to dock back in Miami. One year later, her disappearance remains a mystery. “It’s been difficult without her,” Fariba’s sister Saloumeh Amani told The NOW. Since that fateful trip, the 47-year-old’s family has been given few answers from the authorities investigating the incident. They’re hoping the upcoming one-year anniversary, which oddly falls on a leap day, will bring attention to the case and lead to new information. “It’s frustrating because we don’t know the details of the investigation,” Saloumeh said. Here’s what her family does know, based on what Fariba’s boyfriend Ramiz Golshani told investigators after her disappearance. He said he last saw Fariba at the gift shop on the ship the night of Feb. 28. The next morning, she hadn’t returned, so he started looking for her. Golshani reported her missing when the ship docked. The U.S. Coast Guard searched the waters for three days, but Fariba never turned up. The FBI took over the investigation, while the family filed a missing person report with the Port Moody Police Department. From the start, Saloumeh

“It’s frustrating because we don’t know the details of the investigation.”

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questioned the handling of the investigation, characterizing it as a “mess.” Specifically, she noted passengers were able to disembark, while new passengers were cleared to board and the ship sailed off. “That, to us, was a huge mess up,” Saloumeh said. “They should have kept the boat there. They should have questioned people. They should have inspected the scene before letting it go off again.” The family even questions whether Fariba made it onto the boat in the first place. Though they were told Fariba swiped her boarding card, Saloumeh said she’s heard stories of passengers being able to swipe other people’s cards and their own while the other person was somewhere else. Adding to the confusion, the investigation landed in the lap of several jurisdictions, including the FBI, U.S. Coast Guard, Port Moody police and

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Bahamian police. Though Saloumeh, who lives in Maple Ridge, suggested the relationship between Fariba and her boyfriend was rocky at the time, she said the family isn’t assuming he’s involved in the disappearance. However, she said the family hasn’t heard from Golshani since Fariba went missing, though it’s believed he still lives in Coquitlam. The two apparently met at a salsa class at the Evergreen Cultural Centre and had only been dating for eight months. “We don’t really know a whole lot about him,” Saloumeh said, noting her sister never introduced him to the family. The Province newspaper reportedly called Golshani’s mobile phone as part of a story last week but was told by a man claiming to be Golshani’s brother-in-law that he was away on a trip and unreachable. Saloumeh is convinced her sister met with foul play, pointing to her final texts, and to notes found around her apartment that indicate she had planned to return. This was the last text sent by Fariba to Saloumeh before she headed off on the cruise: “I love you sister joon,” she wrote, using a Farsi term of endearment. “I’ll see you when I get back.” Saloumeh also said her older sister rarely drank and wasn’t the type to just take off with strangers. “She [Fariba] had a really good outlook on life,” she said, adding her sister saw the cruise as an opportunity to try something new. Twelve months later, the Vancouver Police Department is now leading the investigation, but the force is also saying little. “Our investigators are working in conjunction with the FBI, but as this is still an active and ongoing investigation there is no further

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Fariba Amani was reported missing during a cruise with her boyfriend in 2012. information that I can share,” VPD Const. Brian Montague said in an e-mail statement to The NOW. The year following Fariba’s disappearance has been hard for the Amani family. Saloumeh gets emotional when she considers whether her sister is still alive. “My heart really wants to believe so,” she said. “But my logic tells me she wouldn’t have just walked away from us.” Despite the sorrow, Saloumeh still holds out hope the questions to her sister’s disappearance will eventually be answered. “We know it’s going to take a long time to get some answers, but I think we will at some point.” According to a Toronto Star report, nearly 200 people disappeared from cruise ships during a 10-year period ending June 2012. — with files from The Province

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5 years of keeping seniors young Patrons at Coquitlam’s Glen Pine Pavilion happy as centre marks its fifth year

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n many respects, it’s not unlike a lot of the buildings in Coquitlam’s burgeoning City Centre — there are the bricks and mortar, the ambient noise of nearby construction and the odd parking snafu. But it’s what happens within the walls of the Glen Pine Pavilion that separates it from almost any other facility in the city. It’s a place where life-long friendships are made, new skills are honed and a second home is found. In light of the pavilion’s recent fifth anniversary, staff and a handful of advisory board members shared their feelings on the building that promotes all things 50-plus. “I love the place,” said Coquitlam’s Dorothy Brovold, 86. “You can go there and sit down with your friends and have lunch, or have a cup of coffee. It’s a very friendly place. “Everybody seems to have a good time there.” The pavilion officially opened its doors to the public on Jan. 8, 2008, and has become a hotbed of activities for adults of all ages. Most of the seniors who once called the Pinetree Community Centre home made the move over to Glen Pine when it opened. The pavilion takes its name from the two major streets in its immediate vicinity — Glen Drive and Pinetree Way. “You really get programming that’s designed to enrich the lives of our residents,” said Mayor Richard Stewart. “You see it on the faces of the members, the value that they place in having some place to go.” There are the tangible benefits of going there — taking computer classes, for example — or the chance to engage in some leisurely sporting activities. The facility is equipped with a computer lab, a lounge, a library and a full fitness centre. “I’m still active,” said Tony Bragg, 83. “I participate in most games and I’ve made so many

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Joan Brooks, Kay Fraser, Tony Bragg and Dorothy Brovold enjoy taking part in activities at Glen Pine Pavilion. staff on programs they would friends. Really, it’s made me feel younger. Being in a group like to see established, and fundraise for various prolike this, in a senior’s centre grams and activities. group, is the best thing.” Those fundraising efforts But more than anything are buoyed by a dedicated else, it gives people an opporgroup of about 10 volunteers, tunity to remain engaged and stimulated in their later years. who convene weekly to make various pieces of art that are “That’s probably the key then donatthing to me,” said To view a video on Glen ed to the gift shop. Helga Pine Pavilion, download “All of Ovington, the free Layar app to the money supervisor of senior serviyour smartphone and from the sale of those ces at Glen scan this page crafts goes Pine. back into the “You want to be pavilion,” said Kay independent and Fraser, who serves you don’t want to as secretary on rely on your family the advisory so much, so you want to or visit youtube.com/ board. have peers thecoquitlamnow and you want eeping to have fun. pace “This is a great place to with come and meet friends and growth in the city, coupled meet new people. You really with the arrival of new culturcan keep your brain stimual groups, has kept both board lated.” members and staff busy. Part of Ovington’s role at But it’s a good kind of busy, the centre is to act as a liaison one that can be challenging between the city and the 13at times due to language and member advisory board. cultural barriers. Board members advise city “You need to be able to

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NDP nomination battle heating up

“But I’ve been working hard.” Lynch did not respond to an interview request prior to NOW deadline. Sunday’s nomination meeting gets underway at 1 p.m. at Nestor Elementary, located at 1266 Nestor St. in Coquitlam.

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Joe Keithley, left, Barrie Lynch, Chris Wilson and Vincent Wu want to run for the NDP in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. John Kurucz jkurucz@thenownews.com With just days remaining before a crucial vote, NDP hopefuls seeking the party nomination in CoquitlamBurke Mountain are playing the name game. KidSport Tri-Cities chair Chris Wilson released his list of endorsements early Tuesday, a group that includes New WestminsterCoquitlam MP Fin Donnelly, Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth and a host of councillors from across the Tri-Cities. “Wilson is the right choice for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain,” Farnworth said in a press release. “I’m confident with Chris Wilson as our can-

the best candidate. That is why I’ve endorsed him.” Joe Keithley has also amassed a lengthy list of supporters. The outgoing member of the punk band D.O.A. has enlisted former NDP cabinet minister Bob Williams, Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, Burnaby Coun. Nick Volkow, Coquitlam Adanacs general manager Randy Delmonico and author/ filmmaker Joel Bakan. “I’ve gotten a lot of support from people all over the province and across the country because they think I will give a really fresh perspective to what’s going on, combined with my business acumen,” Keithley told The NOW Tuesday. “One of the things that we have to dispel with the NDP is that we don’t understand business. We do

didate, we can bring change to Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. Chris is deeply rooted and engaged in our community. He’s exactly the type of person we need as part of a new NDP government.” Also lending their support to the Wilson camp are Port Coquitlam Couns. Brad West and Glenn Pollock, Port Moody Coun. Bob Elliott and Coquitlam Couns. Neal Nicholson and Selina Robinson. Both Nicholson and Robinson supported Barrie Lynch, who’s also vying for the nomination, when he ran for the mayor’s seat in the 2011 municipal election. “Of all the candidates, Chris was the only one who asked for my support,” Robinson said in an interview Tuesday. “I also happen to think he’s

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be aware of the consequences for failing to do so,” said WorkSafeBC spokesperson Ally jdeutsch@thenownews.com Skinner-Reynolds. In all, the agency fined 14 companies for It’s a list that no business wants to find itself violating health and safety regulations within the Tri-Cities. on. But more than a dozen companies made Great Van Roofing and Drainage received the it onto WorkSafeBC’s annual penalty report next biggest fine for an incident in Coquitlam related to incidents in the Tri-Cities, with one business in Coquitlam incurring the fifth high- back on Feb. 2, 2012 at $15,000. The WorkSafeBC report noted three workers est fine of 2012. were working on a sloped roof without using According to the annual report, McKesson any form of fall protection. Canada Ltd. was fined $72,961 “This was a high-risk repeatby the safety agency for an ed violation of the fall protecincident on May 14, 2012. “We want the report tion requirement,” the report The report states “the firm to motivate employers stated. directed an untrained and The report went on to note unqualified worker to enter an to comply with health the firm’s principal was onarea where there was a potenand safety laws.” site but did not ensure the tially explosive atmosphere in workers used fall protection as order to shut down a ruptured required. natural gas line.” “The violations were considThe report said the firm also Ally Skinner-Reynolds ered to have been committed failed to control the hazards WorkSafeBC willfully or with reckless disarising from the rupture by regard,” read the report. immediately evacuating its The third highest fine came from an inciworkers and notifying emergency services. dent in Coquitlam involving Gerry Delmark The report also noted the worker had to seek Construction Ltd. medical attention as a result of breathing in The company was fined $7,947 after five natural gas. workers were found to be working without the The fine was not appealed. proper fall protection at the site of the conAccording to its website, McKesson, which struction of a new two-storey house. has an office on Glacier Street, is involved in Other fines handed out to companies for the pharmaceutical industry. incidents in the Tri-Cities were in the $2,500 WorkSafeBC said it’s focusing on industries to $5,000 range. that present the highest risk to workers and to Across the province, WorkSafeBC handed employers where compliance is known to be an out a total of 260 penalties totaling $2.9 milissue — such as steep slope roofing and asbeslion to employers for health and safety violatos abatement. tions in 2012. “We want the report to motivate employers twitter.com/jercoquitlamnow to comply with health and safety laws, and to

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Port Moody police crash party bus Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com The celebration hadn’t even begun before it ended for a Port Moody teen trying to get on a party bus over the weekend. The incident began Friday night after Port Moody police came across a group of teens near Heritage Woods Secondary waiting to be picked up by a party bus. Besides confiscating a small amount of booze from the group, the officers decided to wait until the bus arrived. At that time, police said, an 18-year-old showed up looking to board the bus, but was deemed too drunk. Instead she got a trip to the police station.

Police took the woman into custody for her own safety, but attending paramedics decided to take her to the hospital because of the amount of alcohol she had consumed. She was released into the care of her mother a few hours later. The force sent out this tweet following the incident: “‘Party bus’ checked last night. Alcohol found and a youth was taken to the hospital because of a dangerously high level of intoxication.” The issue of party buses operating on the Lower Mainland has been in the spotlight after a teen in Surrey died on one earlier this month. Both local police and youth workers suggest the buses are a concern.

Port Moody police spokesman Const. Luke Van Winkel called the buses “problematic,” noting the force deals with the parties on wheels on a regular basis. He said officers try their best to do liquor checks on the buses when they come across one. However, he suggested the incident on the weekend was different. In this case, police note there were parents chaperoning on the bus. “Which is a great improvement from what we’ve seen in the past,” Van Winkel said, adding the bus driver also indicated he wasn’t intending to let the drunken woman on the bus. “Hopefully that’s a lesson some of the parents are learning from some of the

Stabbing suspect wanted Jeremy Deutsch jdeutsch@thenownews.com Coquitlam Mounties are on the hunt for a PoCo man suspected of stabbing another man earlier this month. Two arrest warrants have been issued for Matthew Jowett-Work, 23. He is wanted for assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon. He is also wanted for uttering threats and theft in relation to another incident. Police were called to a stabbing in PoCo at an apartment on Coquitlam Avenue around 10 p.m. on Feb. 10. A man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after reportedly being stabbed in the back. At the time, investigators wouldn’t say what sparked the incident or if anyone involved was known to police. The victim was later released from hospital. Jowett-Work is described as Caucasian, six-feet two-inches tall, and 181 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes and “Jowett” tattooed on his back. Police are reminding the public not to approach JowettWork, but rather to call 911

Matthew Jowett-Work is wanted for assault. immediately if they spot him.

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Mounties are treating a fight on the weekend between two groups of young people as an attempted robbery. The incident began at 10:30 p.m. Saturday when police were called to the area of Lucille Starr Drive and Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam after two men alleged they had been in a scuffle with a group of teens. Police said the two groups exchanged words, which eventually escalated into a fight. At some point, a member of the bigger group demanded one of the men hand over his

phone. But the alleged victim said he didn’t have a phone, so the group took off. A suspect has not been arrested, but investigators are hoping to speak to more witnesses. “A lot of times when we start with this type of investigation, we have to take it at face value,” said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung. “That’s our starting point, as we talk to more and more people, we may be able to get more details of what actually happened.” All of the people involved were between 16 and 20.

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he said PoCoMo workers have come across youth on substances after being on a party bus. “Having groups of youth accessing those buses and partying, especially while the bus is in motion, is a recipe for potential harm,” he told The NOW. Bouvier said he wants to see more accountability for companies that offer the service to ensure they’re following the rules. twitter.com/ jercoquitlamnow

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Not all meters are carrying information back to Hydro. Some are acting as hubs for hundreds of homes in a community. In other words, one meter carries all the information that they require. So some meters will have all the usage information — therefore, way more radiation. I refused my meter and presently I don’t have one, but if they install one, I want to know if I’m a hub. Editor And if so, I want part of the profits for using me as a pawn for their information gain. James Ireland Coquitlam

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ransLink proudly proclaimed in a recent press release that the incidence of bus drivers getting beat up has declined “significantly” in past months — and yet the numbers remain appalling, and many are still forced to leave their jobs out of rational fear or because of the physical injuries they’ve already sustained. An entire public relations campaign had to be launched to keep drivers from running down flag persons directing traffic at road work projects. Indeed, the reckless behaviour of drivers seems to know no bounds anymore. Speeders and drunk drivers are joined on the highways and roadways by texters, tweeters and talkers. A relatively new phenomenon is emerging called “fire in the hole,” which involves pulling up to a drive-through window at a fastfood restaurant and ordering a drink, which is immediately thrown back to drench the (usually) young person working at the service window. The whole thing is often recorded and proudly uploaded to the Internet for public consumption and “entertainment.” Even setting aside how dangerous all of this can be, most of us will recognize this as obviously childish behaviour. But it is behaviour that, for the most part, is being perpetrated by adults, or at least by individuals of adult age. With all of this going on, how is it possible to be surprised that bullying and general disrespect are rampant among our youngsters? If we’re ever going to clean this mess up, we have to take the broom into our own homes, and sweep out our own closets. John F. Kennedy once noted that “civility is not a sign of weakness.” Conversely, bullying is most assuredly not a sign of strength — neither for children nor among adults.

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You may well ask how a government that has he evidence is in: British Columbians have colwracked up four deficits in a row (and maybe even lectively hit the “off” switch to anything the five) and almost doubled the provincial debt can B.C. Liberal government has to say. expect to be re-elected on a platform that says it’s Nothing the B.C. Liberals have tried for months the only party to be trusted to manage government has improved their standing with the voters, who finances properly. now appear firmly entrenched in the anti-B.C. Yet that is precisely the seemingly contradictory Liberal camp. argument the B.C. Liberals are putting forth as we The multi-million-dollar taxpayer ad campaign that made questionable boasts about job creation has head towards the election. Unfortunately for the ruling party, its track record for managing finances is been a dud. hardly a stellar one. The nasty attack ad on NDP leader Despite their claims of being financial Adrian Dix has had no impact. geniuses, the B.C. Liberals have brought The Throne Speech was a flop. The home seven deficit budgets during their budget fell flat with the public, who time in office, and have pushed the provappear to have collectively flipped the incial debt level from $34 billion when “off” switch on anything the government they were first elected to $63 billion has to say. next year. Two recent polls back these assertions And since absolutely nothing has up. One, by Ipsos-Reid, showed that View From worked for the B.C. Liberals, there is just 12 per cent of those who knew the little reason to think the public is going government had tabled a new budget The Ledge to suddenly start listening to their argubelieved the government when it claimed Keith Baldrey ments about financial management. it was “balanced.” The only variable left in the game has nothing to The latest Angus Reid poll provides a mountain of do with the B.C. Liberals. Instead, it’s all about the findings that show the B.C. Liberals continue to be NDP. mired in a swamp of negativity from the voters. The Only a major stumble or scandal in the NDP camp party trails the NDP by 16 points, and has lost about is likely to derail their election chances. The gap in one-third of the people who voted for it in 2009. Most tellingly, the Angus Reid poll showed that 59 popularity between the two parties is so huge that only a self-inflicted wound can take the NDP out. per cent of the electorate want a new government. The NDP is constantly battling its stereotyped That is an astounding figure, one that must send image as a left-wing, tax-and-spend party. Certainly, shudders through the B.C. Liberal camp. its time in office in the 1990s won’t help it dispel But the governing party is pressing on, and has decided to make its alleged fiscal prowess the central that image, as it raised taxes considerably and balanced the books a mere two times. theme of its election platform.

And now the NDP is facing an interesting challenge. After branding the B.C. Liberals’ latest budget as “phony” and “bogus” it can hardly put the same fiscal plan in front of the voters. It’s more than likely the NDP will have to put forth a budget that shows a deficit next year, not a “phony” surplus like the B.C. Liberals’ plan. The key question may be, just how high a deficit can the party get away with? I suspect something less than a $500 million deficit may strike voters as reasonable. After all, the current fiscal year shows a $1.3-billion deficit on the B.C. Liberals’ watch so a reduction of almost twothirds may prove acceptable. But how the NDP gets to that figure is unclear and perhaps problematic. They’ve condemned the government’s sell-off of $475 million worth of assets and its taking of a $245-million dividend from B.C. Hydro, plus they have suggested health care is about $235 million short. It adds up to a deficit of about $750 million, which may strike some as too high (and I haven’t even included the various demands from NDP caucus members to increase spending in other areas; party leader Adrian Dix would be wise to muzzle his caucus’ spending calls). Of course, none of this may matter. If the general public keeps that “off” switch to anything the B.C. Liberals have to say, that big gap between them and the New Democrats won’t be closing come Election Day. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Generation Squeeze works hard, falls behind W e all know housing contribute pensions. prices have gone It would be one thing to way up compared accept that times are tougher to a generation ago. This is for younger people, if we were especially true in B.C.’s Lower working as a community, Mainland — now the most province and country to try to expensive place to live on the mitigate the squeeze. continent. According to the But we’re not. Governments Canada Real Estate Agency, spend just $12,000 on benefits the average cost of housand services per Canadian ing is $780,000 under 45, comin Greater pared to nearly $45,000 for every Vancouver, a retiree. region that This is not a includes the TriPaul Kershaw “good deal” if Cities. By contrast, you are under the average cost in 45. Despite 1976 was a paltry Canada’s economy producing $62,000 — or $240,000 in more wealth than ever before, today’s dollars, after adjusting investments made in their for inflation. generations look a little scant, Housing prices that are or unbalanced. And that’s more than three times higher are great news for some. Since before talking about the larger government and environmany bought homes decades ago, far higher housing values mental debts they inherit. Still, younger generations mean far more wealth for are doing all they can to them. adapt. To compete for better But what’s been good for employment, they squeeze in retiring parents is generally years more of education and bad for their kids and grandtuition. To buy a place, they children. High home prices accept jobs or contracts that squeeze generations under require them to work years age 45 with crushing debt, more to save a down paywhich they must pay with ment. Many wait years longer wages that have fallen 13 per cent compared to a generation to move out of their parents’ homes, or to establish their ago, and in jobs that rarely

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UBC Prof. Paul Kershaw says governments spend just $12,000 on benefits and services per Canadian under 45, compared to nearly $45,000 for each retiree. financial independence. And when they do, they often commute long distances to work. Or they give up the dream of home ownership to accept high rents, as is growing more common even in Burnaby, let alone in Vancouver. The latter has become the quintessential generational city, where people own homes primarily if they got into the housing market long ago, or are among the richest of the next generation.

The fact is, postponing more, working more and scaling down expectations for the size and location of housing are key coping mechanisms for many younger people today. Ironically, others routinely overlook these coping strategies when judging younger generations to be lazy, consumerist, even entitled — a charge that flies in the face of data showing governments annually spend nearly four

times more on benefits and services for each Canadian retiree compared to each Canadian under 45. Although they try to cope, most in the younger generations have a big problem because they can’t work their way out of the time and income squeeze unless they give up something fundamental — the opportunity to have the family they may want or the financial foundation they’ve patched together. Since two earners barely bring home today what one breadwinner did in the 1970s, we’ve gone from 40-hour work weeks to closer to 80 hours. The result? Generations raising young kids are squeezed for time at home. They are squeezed for income because housing prices are nearly double, even though young people often live in condos, or trade yards for time-consuming commutes. And they are squeezed for services like child care, which are essential for parents to deal with rising costs, but are in short supply, and cost more than university. We can change this. While the deck may be stacked against younger generations

now, we can get “A Better Generational Deal” — one that gives all generations a chance. A deal that safeguards our medical care and retirement security without sacrificing our children’s present and our grandchildren’s future. As it turns out, residents of the Tri-Cities have particular power to bring about this better generational deal. Why? Because as I’ll show in my next column, these cities are home to provincial ridings where recent elections have been especially close. So if even just a few hundred people add their vote to “Reduce the Squeeze,” it can make a big difference to the next election result. That’s precisely when politicians are most likely to listen. • Paul Kershaw is a policy professor at the University of B.C., and can be reached at gensqueeze.ca. This is the first in a series of columns he is preparing for The NOW.

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Brittany Rogers, Sean Casey and Hodson Harding are all there. Who will be joining them in 2013? The Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2013 Wall of Fame, which honours the achievements of athletes and teams in the community for the past calendar year. The categories for nominees covers the spectrum of athletics: high school, college/university, junior, senior, master, disabled, team and coach. Members of the community are invited to submit nominations for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation, which will be held at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) in June. Athletes must be Coquitlam residents for the calendar year of 2012, while a coach must be nominated for instructing a Coquitlam-based team during 2012. Past recipients have gone on to accomplish great things over the past 12 months. Rogers, recognized last year for her determination and achievements that included international success, proudly represented Canada at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. The group gives people a chance to practise English in a fun atmosphere. All are welcome. Info: 604-927-7999. Port Coquitlam Heritage

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Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets 1 to 3 p.m. at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St., Coquitlam. A panel discussion on personal experiences with hip and knee replacements will be the topic. All persons with arthritis and/or their supporters are welcome. Info: 604-937-0320. Terry Fox Library hosts Pyjama Storytime, from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Children may come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy to cuddle. Info: 604-927-7999.

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Fraser Pacific Rose Society meets 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at

at ABC Country Restaurant, Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse Street. Info: 604464-1808. Maillardville Residents’ Association meets the first Wednesday of each month at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-9315650. Mood Disorders Association of BC (Coquitlam) hosts a support group every second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:50 p.m. at the Burquitlam Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave., Coquitlam. Info: Anne at 604-941-4721 or Mood Disorders Association of BC  CONT. ON PAGE 19.

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office at 604-873-0103. MOSAIC kindness club needs host volunteers to help newcomers adjust to Canadian life. Commitment is for two hours a week for 13 weeks. Info: 604-254-9626. Nar-Anon, a support group for those affected by someone else’s addiction, meets Tuesdays 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Lions Hall, 12479 Harris Rd. in Pitt Meadows. Info: 604-465-0872. North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre offers monthly caregiver support groups in Coquitlam and PoCo. Info: 604298-0780. Parent Support Services of BC offers free weekly parent and grandparent support circles led by trained facilitators across the Lower Mainland. Learn new ways to nurture your child through discussing parenting techniques, challenges and stresses, and receiving support. Info: www.parentsupportbc.ca or 604-669-1616. Parents Without Partners is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization devoted to the interests of single parents and their children. Single parents who are separated, divorced, widowed or never married are eligible to join. Orientation meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Info: 604945-2407. Pinetree Friendship Circle, for women of all ages, invites new members for free activities at Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way. Coquitlam, every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 4. Info: catnut2@excite.com. Pocomo Hiking Club meets Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. for hikes throughout the Lower Mainland. Info: pocomohiking@hotmail.com. PoCoMo Youth Services Society is looking for youths between 12 and 18 who want to make a difference in the community. Info: Jerome Bouvier at 604-251-6449 or jerome@ jeromeinspires.com. Poirier Youth Centre offers youth between 11 and 18 a place to hang out, downstairs from the Poirier Community Centre. Ping pong, Internet, music and PlayStation available. Drop-in is free. Info: 604933-6035. Port Coquitlam Community Band meets Wednesday evenings at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary, 1335 Dominion Ave. New members of all levels are welcome. Info: 604-785-9672 or dsmaxwell@ hotmail.com. Port Coquitlam Legion hosts an euchre club every Tuesday

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at 7 p.m. at 2675 Shaughnessy St. All skill levels welcome. Info: 604-942-8911. Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation hosts the Comic Shop Youth Art Drop-In, 4 to 5:30 p.m. each Thursday at Leigh Square, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam. Each free session begins with a brief les-

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2425 St. Johns St. Info: www. blackberryartists.blogspot.ca or www.blackberrygiftshop.ca. Port Coquitlam Stroke Recovery Club meets Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at Wilson Centre. Those who have had a stroke, and their caregivers, are welcome. Info: 604-942-2334. Port Moody Ecological

Society invites the community to the Noons Creek Hatchery every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. to check out volunteer opportunities like working in the hatchery, water quality testing, gardening and administration. Info: 604-469-9106 or www.noonscreek.org. Port Moody Public Library

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Keeping marriage going strong into your golden years University, one out of three Boomers will face their golden years unmarried. There are a number of reasons why divorce rates have skyrocketed among the over-50 set. Understanding just why these divorces are taking place and taking proactive steps to alleviate some of the divorce triggers can be a recipe for a happy marriage that continues throughout a couple’s golden years. Photo: Dreamstime

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divorces among people over the age of 50 have doubled since 1990. According to Susan Brown, codirector of the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State

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or grandchildren. With this in mind, they may feel less attached to their marriage or their responsibilities or believe that no one will get hurt by a divorce. Keeping

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the relationship fun in the early years. The personal notes and cards and other surprises may fall by the wayside after being together for some time. Make an effort to go on dates, write love notes and think of what was appreciated by your partners when you were in the dating stage. ◗ Practice selflessness. Sometimes all that is needed to rekindle a relationship is a selfless act that shows how much you care for your partner. Couples who are on the fence with regard to divorce can make an effort to improve the relationship rather than simply see divorce as the best option. – Metro Creative


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osing some weight is a goal for many people regardless of age. While youngsters and young adults might be able to get away with a few extra pounds without suffering any significant consequences, older adults carrying some extra weight might be putting their overall health at considerable risk. Shedding weight after the age of 50 is not always easy. As a person ages, muscle mass tends to dwindle while body fat has a tendency to increase. Since fat burns fewer calories than muscle, weight gain as a person ages is bound to happen. But that doesn’t mean such weight gain is inevitable. In fact, men and women willing to make certain changes with regard to diet and exercise can shed pounds after 50 while preventing future weight gain.

think they can count calories can try to eat more low-calorie foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Consuming fewer calories often requires changing dietary habits, not only with regard to what you’re eating but also how you’re eating and even how you shop for food. Men and women used to dining out for lunch every day can start bringing their own lunches so they can gain greater control of their daily caloric intake. For those who find they’re frequently too exhausted to cook each night, they can prepare meals in advance to have healthy, homemade meals waiting instead of always ordering takeout or delivery. When shopping for food, people should avoid doing so on an empty stomach so they’re less inclined to buy unhealthy snacks.

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Exercise is another essential component to shedding pounds after 50, though men and women over 50 should always consult a physician before they begin a new exercise regimen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out that regular exercise can help older men and women

Men and women need fewer calories as they age. For example, men and women in their 40s may need as many as 200 calories more per day than they will when they reach their 50s. Counting calories might seem difficult, so men and women in their 50s and older who don’t

prevent the onset of a host of ailments, including heart disease and diabetes. In addition, the CDC notes that regular physical activity as one ages helps muscles grow stronger, which increases the chances that an individual

will be able to perform necessary daily activities without the assistance of others. Maintaining that independence into older adulthood is a goal for many men and women, and it’s a goal that’s far see pg. 24 …

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shoulders and arms. Muscle-strengthening activities include lifting weights, working out with resistance bands, exercise such as push-ups and sit-ups that use body weight for resistance, and yoga. Even gardening that involves digging and shoveling can be considered a musclestrengthening activity. Weight gain is often an expected side effect of aging. But men and women don’t have to

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◗ Blueberries: Blueberries may help prevent the onset of neck and mouth cancers. That’s because blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which the American Institute for Cancer Research notes can protect cells from being damaged. ◗ Coffee: Though studies about the efficacy of coffee as a potentially preventive agent against cancer are ongoing, some studies have found that both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee can lower a person’s risk of developing colon, endometrial and prostate cancer. ◗ Whole grains: Whole grains can help men and women control their weight, as they are lower in calories than more traditional options. But studies have shown that whole grains, which can be found in whole-grain and whole-wheat pastas, can also reduce your risk of colon cancer. ◗ Tomatoes: Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a carotenoid that numerous studies have indicated can reduce incidence of cancer, cardiovascular

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Express earn sweep despite depleted roster A critical sweep has postponed the thought of moral victories for another day. With back-to-back wins over the Prince George Spruce Kings — 5-3 on Friday and 4-1 on Sunday — the Coquitlam Express have extended their dim playoff chances with just four games remaining in the regular season. That they had just 16 skaters to start Sunday wasn’t enough of an obstacle for the unlucky Express, who have lost 290 games from the original lineup due to injuries. Down 1-0 just over a minute in, Coquitlam lost winger Zachary See video of Pryzbek at the Express’ 1:24 due to win with a blow to the head five-minute penalty. After killing off seven minutes of penalties during the first 10 minutes, they tied it up on their first powerplay, as Adam Rockwood tapped in a rebound off a Marc Biega point shot. In the second period, Mitch Fyffe would cash in what proved to be the winner, but not until after both Will Cook and Garrett Forster left the ice with injuries, reducing the bench to just seven forwards. Affiliate callup and Coquitlam native Nick Hermary, who plays for junior B Grandview, collected his first junior A goal in the third, followed by Justin Georgeson’s 10th of the season. Reduced to a bench of just 13 skaters, Coquitlam coach Jon Calvano said the result reflected a gutsy effort from his tired squad. “For more than half the game we had just seven forwards, so it was basically double-shifting these two lines,” Calvano said. “It’s a testament to the boys that they haven’t given up on the team or on each other.” Cole Huggins turned aside 19 shots on Sunday, after stopping 24 on Friday in the 5-3 come-from-behind win. In that contest, Cook delivered the winner with a snap shot over the glove of Prince  CONT. ON P. 26, see COQUITLAM.

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oquitlam’s Amonda Francis could pitch quite a travelogue when it comes to her adventures on the hardwood. The Douglas College Royals women’s basketball player is quick to laugh about the long and winding route she’s followed since graduating from Gleneagle Secondary in 2007. From Alaska to Burnaby Mountain, Francis has worked the paint and created a strong resume in collegiate hoops at the NCAA Div. II level. The addition of Douglas and the PacWest League to the list, however, wasn’t on her itinerary. “I wasn’t planning on playing basketball at Douglas, I was just looking to do the Justice Worker program,” noted Francis of her transition from student back to student-athlete nearly 14 months ago. “It just happened — they kind of talked me into it.” It was also a chance to retrace the steps of her father Marcus and godfather Brian Englund, who both played for Douglas about 20 years ago. When it came to selecting a jersey number, the easygoing forward said her dad’s 21 was the only choice. “It was cool that I got to wear [my dad’s] number and that I get to be part of Douglas College like him and my godfather did,” the 23-year-old said. “It’s awesome and I’m really enjoying playing for Douglas and being part of the history books with my dad.” Since joining the club midseason last year, Francis has taken to the court as though on a mission. It has also resulted in her being named the PacWest women’s basketball player of the year, announced Monday. She led the PacWest this year with a 16.57 points per game average, two points more than her nearest rival, and stood second in rebounds with 9.71 per game. The six-foot-one forward has maintained a consistent approach through it all. As the Royals get ready for this week’s provincial championships in Victoria — which begin tomorrow (Thursday) when No. 4-seeded Douglas opens the six-team tourney against No. 1 Capilano University — Francis admits that lacing on her court shoes for Douglas has been a ball. “It’s going along really nicely, because at Jason Lang/NOW the start of the season we had nine new players, Douglas College’s Amonda Francis, centre, was named the PacWest women’s basketball player of including eight rookies,” said Francis. “It took the year, after leading the B.C. league in both scoring and rebounds. some time for everyone to adjust and the newcomers hit that rookie wall, but since then it’s all Midway through her second year, Francis decided other, with netball giving her a different skillset when been good.” to return to Coquitlam and spend some time away it comes to running the floor. A week ago on Seniors Night, the Royals knocked from the game. She transferred to Simon Fraser “They are very similar. In netball there is more off Capilano 54-43 to end the regular season, with University for the 2010-11 season and found her compassing so it helps you to see the open plays and Francis collecting 19 points and 12 boards. But as fort zone, close to family and friends. It also restored teaches you to cut to the hoop,” noted the member of Douglas coach Curtis Nelson sees it, that was just her spark for the game. the Canadian national netball team. another great performance by his co-captain. “It definitely helped rekindle it,” she said of her At Douglas, Francis is an integral part of this year’s “One of the greatest compliments that I can give time on Burnaby Mountain under SFU coach Bruce run. Playing along side fellow co-captain and fifthAmonda is that she plays like a Larry Bird or a Bill Langford. “Going to SFU was great, it reminded me year vet Patti Olsen, Francis has found that despite Russell did,” said Nelson. “Whatever the team needs, all about why I loved playing the game.” differences in ages, the young Douglas College has or the coaches ask for, she is willing to do… She is She also returned to Gleneagle and served as an pulled together when it counts. The Royals roster a calming influence and a great leader, bringing her assistant coach to Tony Scott for one year — another includes Centennial grads Lauren Sollero and firstbest every day and really being a professional at what layer to her experience. year Shanice Fuoco-Guy. she does.” “I loved it. It was great to watch and learn from “I would honestly say that this team reminds me of For each stop along the way, Francis has learned (Scott)… We had three guys go on to [Canadian my high school team, where we were so close,” said something new about herself and her capabilities. Interuniversity Sports programs] from that team. I Francis, referring to the 2007 Talons who finished After graduating from Gleneagle, Francis joined saw the game in a different light and looked at what second at the B.C.s. “We have players from all over, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, where as a freshcoaches were looking at.” even Alberta, and we began the season with a loss to man she contributed 3.6 points per game, including a She says her other main sport, netball, is a huge Langara — with nine rookies we were nervous — but season-high 11 against Western Washington. Coming benefit when it comes to becoming a complete player. we haven’t looked back.” in off the bench was a new role, and being so far from A member of both the national and provincial netball  CONT. ON PAGE 27, see FRANCIS. home was an eye-opener. squads, Francis said the two sports complement each

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And then there were two. District 43’s field of senior boys basketball teams has been whittled down to a pair of potential provincial contenders, after a tough week of Fraser Valley championship action. No. 10-seeded Gleneagle Talons and No. 11 Terry Fox Ravens are one win away from locking up a spot to the B.C. AAA championships, which

runs March 12 to 16 at the Langley Events Centre. However, neither team’s route is assured, after tasting the wrong side of the score during the Fraser Valley march. On Monday and with a berth to the semifinals on the line, the Ravens were tossed aside 97-64 by No. 3-seed Yale in a game that put them on the

consolation side, battling for a fifth-to-eighth-place finish. Trevor Casey scored 15 points for Fox, while Jomari Reyes chipped in 14. Gleneagle, meanwhile, emerged from their must-win consolation contest with a 7663 triumph over Delta. Both their seasons hinge on winning the next game. Each squad must prevail tomorrow

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Gleneagle Talons’ Cordell Parker, centre, heads in for a layup against North Surrey in Valley action last week.

George netminder Kirk Thompson with 12 minutes remaining. Also scoring were Pryzbek, with two, Malcolm McKinney and Georgeson. With just four games remaining in the regular season, the window is closing quickly on the Express’ playoff hopes. Langley matched Coquitlam with wins over Chilliwack and Vernon on the weekend, and have a game in hand — along with a five-point lead. For the underdogs, the focus is on taking care of those remaining four games, including the next three at the Poirier Sports Centre. Coquitlam hosts Cowichan Valley on Friday, 7 p.m. and then Salmon Arm on Sunday, with a 2 p.m. faceoff.

At the least, they need to win three of the final four games and hope Langley is drubbed in its five remaining games against Prince George and Chilliwack.

“We’ve won four of our last five and all on home ice,” noted Calvano. “I’d like to say it’s the 20 guys in the room, but I don’t think we have 20 guys in the room.”

(Thursday) to clinch one of the Valley’s eight berths to the B.C.s. Terry Fox faces No. 12 Abbotsford Sr. at 4 p.m., while Gleneagle battles No. 9-rated Enver Creek at 6 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre. Earlier, the Ravens had toppled Valley North playoff champion Pitt Meadows 81-57, while Gleneagle fell 6557 to Lord Tweedsmuir. The Heritage Woods Kodiaks, meanwhile, were eliminated on Friday with a 79-72 loss to Tamanawis. Getting bounced earlier were Centennial, in a 77-73 defeat at the hands of Abby, and Pinetree, who fell 80-50 to Enver Creek.

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Family matters in Rapids run It’s becoming a habit — and one shared by the whole family. The Riverside Rapids are sending all three girls basketball teams to the provincials, after they scored Fraser Valley championship titles in both Grade 9 and junior levels, and placed third at the senior girls Valleys last week. In each tournament-ending test, the Port Coquitlam crews dashed the hopes of Langleybased W.J. Mouat. Behind each bench is another common link — the Langford clan. With father Paul guiding the senior girls and daughters Caitlin and Kelli coaching the other two sides, keeping it in the family means something completely different when talking Rapids girls basketball. The junior squad needed a Hail Mary-like rally to defeat W.J. Mouat 48-46 in last week’s championship final, erasing a 13-point deficit with less than four minutes to play. “We kind of had a fairly tough road to get [to the Valley final] and we didn’t exactly play our best along the way, but that maybe made us tougher,” Caitlin said of her junior group. “Mouat didn’t have the same test to get there, but we left [the comeback] until right to the end.” That’s when Grade 9 forward and tournament MVP Amanda Matsui scored with seconds left to give the Rapids the win, after finishing second last year. Zuzia Zdziechowski was named a first team

all-star, while point guard Jessica Castillo was a standout in leading the rally, scoring some clutch points in the second half. Winning by the narrowest margins was a trademark of their journey, as Riverside advanced to the title game by clipping Earl Marriott 45-40, after having eked out a thrilling 43-42 triumph over Semiahmoo in a must-win contest in the playdowns. “That was a do-or-die game for us, it was more of a desperation win but we built on it,” added Caitlin. “It kind of worked as a wakeup call and gave us a boost — not often you go from a playoff elimination game to championship.” Her team now takes its momentum to Langley next week for the junior provincials. The Gr. 9 girls team victory was nearly as close, as Riverside topped Mouat 42-37 in the final. Earning the tourney MVP award was Marti Chambers, while Ozi Nwabuko and Stephanie West were named all-stars. The Gr. 9 B.C.s begin this week in Richmond. The senior Rapids earned their spot to the provincials after placing third at the Valleys. They bested District rival Gleneagle 79-39 to clinch a B.C. berth, then suffered a 73-57 setback to eventual Valley champion Maple Ridge. Riverside rebounded to take third with a solid 85-61 decision over Mouat. The senior girls provincials runs March 6 to 9 at the Langley Events Centre.

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IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

Financial Services TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

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Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

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3508

Dogs

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6008-04

Burnaby

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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6008-28

Richmond

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

Surrey

Legal Services

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5070 5505

Business Opps/ Franchises

CHELSEA GREEN Walnut Grove Langley 1590 sq ft 2 bdrm, grndlevel twn-home, single garage, Only $334,900. Call 604-626-6027. See PropertyGuys.com ID 76027

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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6008-34

Vancouver East Side

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4060

Metaphysical

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ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Call to view Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

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REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

For Sale by Owner

6015

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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The

Houses - Sale

6020-20

Abbotsford

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951

Chilliwack

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

6020-08

Surrey

GREAT 1988 SQ FT, 3 Bdrm 3-level split Carluke Cres Surrey. Upgraded Kitchen w/ SS appliances – Only $540,000 Phone 604-597-7799. PropertyGuys.com ID:76799

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR start $720. Immed/Mar 1. Bldg laundry. By transit. 604-518-8935

BALMORAL STREET Suites Available

Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

6065

Recreation Property

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

Apt/Condos

COQ HOWIE Ave, 1 BR $775 & 1 BR & Den $825. Includes heat. Av now. PET OK. 604-626-6501 PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

PT MDY, 1 BR, top floor, F/P, priv w/d, balc, u/g prkg, gym, pool. Nr WC Exp & Rocky Point Park. N/s, $950/mo, Apr 1. 604-931-8837

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-8905

office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

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

1300 King Albert, Coq

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

6030

Lots & Acreage

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

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

6600

Storage

NEW WEST 1 BR bsmt ste, sh’d W/D. $500 incls utls. NS/NP. Near Douglas Coll. 604-525-4298

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, 3 BR mn flr, w/d, $900 + 40% utils. nr BCIT & BBY Hosp, NS/NP, Av now. 604-222-0828

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

BBY MARINE/PATTERSON. 2 BR g/l, av now. $1100 incls utls. NS/NP, no w/d. 604-435-4788

Suites Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.

BBY METROTOWN 2 BR bsmt, Avail Mar 1, $860 incls utils/cbl, N/s, N/p, skytrain. 604-451-8959

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties Services

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

BBY, Metrotown/Royal Oak. 1 BR NS/NP. Incls heat/light. Mar 1. 604-434-5310 or 778-859-1404

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

BBY S bright 1 BR g/lvl ste full bath, nr Metro Twn, ns, np. Imed. $690 incls utils. 778-323-4558

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

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

WHITGIFT GARDENS

BBY S. Lrg 1 BR & Den, 950sf, gr lev, own W/D, sep kitch. $895 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-526-7335

550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.

1 BR $775, 2 BR $950 3 BR $1,150

ARBOUR GREENE

whitgift@concertproperties.com

1BDRM/1BTH 2311 Dublin Street, New Westminster, bright suite, no laundry, close to 22nd Street. No pets, $725/mo, all utils included. 604-341-5628 COQ BURKE MNT, New 2 BR ste, 5 appls, enste w/d, incls cable & internet, alarm, prkg, $1000 + 1/3 hydro. 778-285-0828

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

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

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

Coquitlam Bachelor & 1 BR Starting at $700 & up.

Call 604.931.6408

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

office: 604- 936-1225

GARDEN VILLA

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of C aret ak er, maint $775/ y r, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

6595

BBY SFU area, Top flr Duplex, lrg 3 BR, 1.5 bath, new paint. By transit. $1350 incls utls, sh’d W/D. NS/NP. Immed. 604-444-3365

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

(incl. heat, h/w, parking) Indoor pool, near Lougheed Mall, SFU, public transit, schools

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

Vancouver East Side

Houses - Rent

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178

Cell: 604 813-8789

GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

6540

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-863-9980

1-888-495-7106

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

Contact Alex 604-999-9978 Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

6020-38

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

6508

KING ALBERT COURT

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

Real Estate

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BBY, Near Lougheed Mall, off Government Rd, 2 BR, f/p, u/g parking, N/P, Now. 778-708-4352

CASEY STREET

$739,900 YORKSTON South area Langley, 1 yr old, 3865 sq ft Cstm design 7 bdrm + 5 bthrm + Legal 2 Bdrm Suite. Call 778-298-8108. See Propertyguys.com ID: 76108

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

BBY, Lougheed Mall across from Walmart, skytrain, gym, library, shops, SFU. 1 BR + Den, f/p, lrg balcony, storage, u/grd prkg, laminate kitchen, ss appls, inste W/D, free hot/water. NS/NP. Lease / Refs. Avail April 1. $1195. Al • 778-997-4786 Dean • 604-720-3251

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

Langley/ Aldergrove

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR

ONE OF A KIND HOME in Coquitlam, 3600sf, $150k in renos, Mortgage helper, $799,900. Call 604-768-8879

6020-14 CULTUS LAKE View Home 3 BDRM 2bath 604-824-3667 $394,900. propertyguys.com THOM CREEK Ranch. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

Out Of Town Property

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617 ONLY $226,900 in Langley’s Murrayville area, 960 sq ft , 2 bdr, 2 bth, grnd-floor condo covered deck and yard. See PropertyGuys.com in 76670 or call 604-613-2670

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $545,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

Coquitlam

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

Okanagan/ Interior

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

6020-34

6508

COQ CENTER New 2 BR, 32 flr, Best View! 7 appls, f/p, sec prkg. Gym, walk to Lafarge Lk. NS/NP. Av Mar 1. $1350. 778-991-0001

6050 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $722,000.

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

6040

6020-06

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

North Delta

RENTALS

COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, No pets. $740. Feb 1. 604-939-9281.

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692

6020-24 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

Mobile Homes

Mission

www.bcforeclosures.com 3 BR home from $10,250 down $915/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-02

6035

NOW COQUITLAM, PORT COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY, ANMORE AND BELCARRA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available Now

* 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

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

6510

Co-ops

HARRIS ROAD HOUSING CO-OP

(Pitt Meadows) 2 BR, $1030/mo, $2500 share purchase. Near bus & schools. No subsidy. Pets ok. 604 465-1938

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY N view upper 2 BR + Den, 2 ba, share w/d, share utils, np $1300; lower 2 BR $850, np, 121 North Warwick. 604 299-0403 BBY NORTH 3 BR + 1 BR full bsmt, yard, garage, nr schls/SFU & shops h/w flrs, $2300. 604-987-0638 COQ 2 BR bsmt ste, incls utils, hydro & cbl, n/p, n/s, $995. w/d, Avail Mar 1. 604-931-5216 COQ, 5 BR whole hse $2500 or 3 BR upper $1800 or 2 BR g/l ste $700. Incls appls/garge, lrg yrd. Ns/np. Nr schools. 604-319-4591

COQ, MUNDY PARK, Lrg Clean 3 BR duplex, Avail Mar 1, 2 car prkg, 5 appls, N/S, N/P, $1350 incls utils, Refs. 604-291-2090 COQ NEW Austin/Blue Mtns. 2 BR ste, own W/D. $1000 incls cable & heat. Immed. NS/NP. 604-939-2155 or 604-537-1990 COQ WALKER/SHAW. 2 BR, sh’d W/D. $1100 incls utls, cable. NS/NP. Av Mar 1. 604-936-7719 COQ WESTWOOD Plat 2 BR bsmt, 4 appl, nr bus, ns/np. $880 + 1/3 util. Now. 604-306-6136 NEWPORT VILLAGE, Pt Moody, 1400 sq ft, 3 BR upper level, 1 ½ baths, hardwd flrs, N/s, N/p, Avl now. $1500, refs. 604-725-4133 POCO MARYHILL 1 BR bsmt, $750 incls all utils, n/s, n/p, prkg, 900 sqft, Mar 1. 604-828-1510

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQ 2 BR townhouse, quiet family complex, no pets. $965. 604-942-2277 COQ 2 BR twnhse, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, near amens, No pets. $970. 604-939-9281. NEW WEST 3 BR, River view, avail March 1. $1332. For details www.queens-ave-coop.ca

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Great Location! We also have apartments Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR call for availability.

604-942-2012

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NOW COQUITLAM, PORT COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY, ANMORE AND BELCARRA

HOME SERVICES 8010

Alarm/Security

8160

Lawn & Garden

8220

Plumbing

Winter Services

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

ADT 24/7 MONITORING FREE Home Security System, $850 value! Only $99 Install Fee! Low monthly rates. Call now! 877-249-1741 ADT Auth Co.

8015

Appliance Repairs

SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

8030

Concrete

Dall’Antonia Brothers Concrete Remove, Place & Finish. No Job too small. • Call 604-240-3408

8080

Electrical

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8105

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

Flooring/ Refinishing

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, Garden, Tree svcs. Pruning, Yard Clean-up, Junk. 319-5302

8125

Gutters

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

9110

Collectibles & Classics

EUROPE - RENOVATION Complete home renovation & new addition. Visit: europerenovation.com Call: 778-233-5726

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

Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations

8185

Moving & Storage

1993 CAVALIER RS, 138k, auto, clean, new brakes, runs like new, $1350 obo. 778-893-4866

Roofing

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 www.affordablemoversbc.com

Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020 AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 EXP PROF movers fully equip, piano specialist. Evening moves available. George 778-875-8202

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

604-727-0043

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 1926 Ford Model T, 2 dr, 2 pass, 70% restored, All parts to complete, $7000. 604-308-9976

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: sjscot@shaw.ca 604-794-3428 1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

9155

9129

Luxury Cars

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

9160 1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sports & Imports

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $6,000 obo 604-786-6495

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721 JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

8255

8315

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $5,850. 604-591-8566

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

$ BEST RATES $ Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $13,500. 604 945-0376

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2012 VW Jetta, 27,000kms, 5 cyl, 6 spd auto, no accid, like new. By owner. $20,500. 604-461-5851

9173

Vans

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

Boats

2001 Honda Prelude 200,400 kms, Auto, sunroof, Clifford alarm, auto start. All records avail. $6400. 604-992-5274

Domestic 2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car

HOUR 2Service From Call

Lawn & Garden

Family Owned & Operated

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today!

(604) 209-2026 2006 PONTIAC Wave, 4 door hatchback, automatic. 121,000+ kms. 1 owner, no accidents. Winter tires included. Excellent condition! $5000. 778-668-7854

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

1969 Mariner Ski Boat, 4 cyl in-board consider trade for sport utility atv $4,100. 778 808-7250

No Wheels No Problem

To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159

24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email samishlake@shaw.ca

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau like new loaded. Consider trade $6000. 604-534-2997

HANDYMAN SPECIALIZING Reno’s, Carpentry, Tiling, Drywall. Call Mike 604-376-0912

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

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

Planning on RENOVATING?

2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 111,121kms Economical original $39,830. 778-837-1900, $9,695

2000 HONDA Prelude, 2 dr, $5000, auto, runs well, 124,000 km, 604-614-8402

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097

Tree Services

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

2006 NISSAN Ultima, 4dr, 2.5, light green/beige inter, no accident, $6200 obo, 604-219-4156

9515

Rubbish Removal

WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items incl’d. Jim, 604-936-8583

Sports & Imports

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1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371

homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

Handyperson

❏ SPRING CLEAN UP ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Lawn Cut Contracts ❏ Weed ❏ Yard Maintenance Insured. Guaranteed. John • 778-867-8785

JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

8250

9160

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

licensed - Insured - WCB

Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yd clean-up. Free Est, Work Safe BC Ins 604-710-9670

Scrap Car Removal

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

HOME ADVANTAGE

9145

A31

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9125

8160

Domestic

Renovations & Home Improvement

**THE GUTTER DOCTOR!** We clean/repair gutters & fix fascia, soffit. 10,000 happy customers! 778-881-4647 info@gutterdoctor.ca

8130

9125

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? $500 cash back to pay off Christmas bills. Good credit/ Bad credit. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-809-3842 Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

8240

Cleaning

EXP’D HOUSEKEEPER Avail. Reliable, mature. Excel work. Free Est. Refs. 604-782-2479

8060

SNOW REMOVAL

Carpentry

CARPENTRY- STRUCTURAL work, beams, framing, mouldings. Professional, precise & licensed. Call 778-233-0559

8055

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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

2001 Toyota Celica 604-6906235 Power win/brakes/steering, new tires/brakes/battery $7,950.

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $6,000. 778-737-3890

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