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Port Moody councillors wore their finest historic garb on Sunday to re-enact the city’s first council meeting.

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PORT MOODY COUNCIL STAGES MOCK 1913 MEETING

Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com Things were certainly different in 1913, the year Port Moody was formed. Join us as we journey back a century, as the city’s mayor and councillors did Sunday. As part of centennial celebrations, they each played the role of a council member who was at the city’s inaugural meeting a century ago: In an effort to pay the bills through 1914, Port Moody city council approved borrowing $10,000

from the Royal Bank of Canada to meet expenditures. The newly formed municipality intends to borrow the money until taxes can be levied and collected. Alderman Arthur Bernard White argued it was crucial the city borrow the money until revenue can be secured, but also suggested the B.C. oil refinery and the Flavelle sawmill should be contributing higher taxes to help in the creation of a prosperous Port Moody. Alderman John Murray suggested some of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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PoCo classroom goes tech-centric RIVERSIDE SECONDARY PHYSICS CLASS HOPES TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Sam SMITH editorial@thenownews.com In what felt like a scene straight out of Starship Troopers, electronics giant Samsung unveiled what’s being called the first techcentric classroom in Canada Thursday, virtually eliminating paper and enhancing teacherstudent interactivity at Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam. The initiative is called Samsung School and features an entirely digitized classroom where students trade in their notepads for tablets and teachers swap the whiteboard for an “e-Board,” a large high-definition television where the screen can be shared by students and teachers via wireless connections. Anthony Ciolfitto, principal of Riverside Secondary, said 30 students from one of the school’s Grade 11 physics classes have been using the electronic tablets since January — with great success. “They are using them every day,” Ciolfitto said. “The students take the tablets home with them and they use them in their other classes, so they have them 24/7.” Samsung is having students utilize the company’s Galaxy Note 10.1 with S-Pen technology in place of notepads. The tablets feature a screen that allows students to use an attached e-pen to write notes and, more impressively, share notes, questions and answers with other students in the class. When they are in the class, the teacher, using Samsung’s educational software, can share her tablet’s screen with the students on either the e-Board or their tablets. The teacher’s master tablet can also sync the students’ tablets to the e-Board and have them practise answers in real-time in front of the whole class. Riverside Secondary teacher Debra

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Samsung Canada CEO H.T. Kim and software engineer Chiho Lee show a feature on a phone to Riverside Secondary student Valencia Yordanov. Nordheimer said in all her 30 years of teaching, this is one of the personal highlights of her career. “This has been really an incredible experience,” she said during the press event. “The Samsung product has some unbelievably cool, powerful, game-changer features that I just love using in the classroom.” The devices allow her to seamlessly transition from her tablet to the students and the e-Board, she said, allowing her to make the lessons more engaging. “The other thing that I love is the ease at

which I can monitor student devices,” she said. “For me that increases student accountability and I think that engaging lessons and increases in student accountability are really the keystones of increasing student achievement, and I think that’s why we’re all here.” In a live demonstration on Thursday, Nordheimer and her Grade 11 physics class spent 15 minutes discussing and answering questions about dynamics, all while using Samsung’s digital tablets. Before the lesson began, she had a brief clip from the TV show Family Guy to segue into

her lesson about gravity and force of motion. It’s little tidbits like that that allow her to enhance the classroom experience, she said. Along with the in-class features, Samsung School allows teachers to deliver content to their students, such as e-textbooks, learning apps and timetables. School notices and forums for extracurricular activities can also be handed out, Samsung states in a press release. The program also works as a management tool, allowing the To see a video teacher to track stuof this event, dent attendance, and grade history, provide download the general information free Layar and even insert some app to your “game-ification” by smartphone and awarding prizes and scan this page. demerit points. If the teacher wishes, he or she could instantly initiate a live poll and conduct quizzes to have a quick and easy understanding of the class’s progress. On site for the demonstration were Samsung Canada’s president and CEO H.T. Kim and director of business solutions Philippe Lozier, Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore, School District 43 Supt. Tom Grant, as well as principal Ciolfitto and teacher Nordheimer and her students. Moore praised the program as the wave of the future and a far cry from when Port Coquitlam education began with just one school 100 years ago. Ciolfitto predicts this is the wave of the future and was proud to be the first school in Canada to be a part of the program. twitter.com/thetricitiesnow

Residents oppose Centennial rebuild plan NEARBY HOMEOWNERS CONCERNED ABOUT HEIGHT OF NEW BUILDING

“Privacy, more than property values, I’m worried about.” O’Sullivan was one of about 40 residents living in the area — on Berry and Poirier streets, and King Albert and Winslow avenues — who signed a petition opposing the variance. Fellow Berry Street resident Tyrone Tairu suggested virtually everyone who received correspondence from the city notJohn KURUCZ ing the change is opposed to the variance. jkurucz@thenownews.com “Our view is something that we do actually cherish … 100 Widespread community opposition to a proposed increase per cent of the people that received the notices have actually in the height of the new Centennial Secondary was not enough objected to this,” he said. According to staff and those on council, the to sway Coquitlam council’s opinion on the changes topography of the site, and the way the ground is Monday. measured in calculating the building height, both The plan, which was approved unanimously, offer up challenges. Most of the proposed building allows for portions of the school to be built up to a will fall under the allowable 11-metre envelope, maximum height of 16 metres, or 52 feet. while the highest portions are located predominUnder the site’s current zoning, an 11-metre (36 antly in the middle of the school — 55 metres, or foot) limit is in place. 180 feet, away from the closest homes. A handful of residents spoke to the proposed To learn As well, the project’s architect countered many of changes Monday, suggesting the new regulations more about the residents’ concerns. Graham Hoffart Mathiasen would decrease property values, diminish sight- this project, Architects representative Ron Hoffart said previous lines, invade their privacy and restrict the amount download the tests at the site have shown that no natural light of natural light on their properties. will be lost to the structure, while also pointing out Other concerns included the placement of an free Layar that garbage bins will be at least 17 metres, or 55 emergency generator on the school site and the app to your noise it would emit, as well as the location of a ser- smartphone and feet, away from the nearest residence. “I think [the architects] have gone to great ies of dumpsters and the smell coming from that scan this page. lengths to avoid any of that kind of impact,” said portion of the property. “I feel property values will be affected,” said Berry Street Mayor Richard Stewart. “The reality is that they’re here applying for a development variance permit for the height, not resident Kieran O’Sullivan.

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The new Centennial Secondary is expected to open in 2015, and to house about 1,200 students.

because the building is too tall, but because we measure it badly.” Jim McIntyre, the city’s manager of planning and development, also noted that a series of delays would have likely ensued if council rejected the variance: a new design would have to be drawn up, and more time and money would be required. The new school is expected to be complete by 2015, and to house about 1,200 students.


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1913: an interesting time in Port Moody CONT. FROM PAGE 1 money go toward building a “whirly” bridge across the CPR train tracks. “People, I believe, will come from miles away just to drive across the bridge,” he said, adding the city should also consider putting a train station in the middle of the bridge. But not all of council supported the motion. Alderman J.M. McLean suggested the eastside of Port Moody doesn’t struggle with the same issues as the westside of the city. “I truly get tired of the westside dictating to the east — they seem to want more and more and the east side is paying more and more for them,” JEREMY DEUTSCH/NOW he said. Mayor Perry Roe noted in Coun. Gerry Nuttall, aka Alderman James Clarke, looked the future, neighbourhoods the part at Sunday’s re-enactment. More photos are wouldn’t be competing with available online at www.thenownews.com. each other for tax dollars. Council also haggled over city accounts at league. “I shoot things all the April 7 [1913] meeting. The city proposed paying police chief C.A. over the city,” he told Mills $26.30 for eight days of work, Davis and council, noting he shot Leslie $150 for 15 days as city engineer, and two bears and a deer in To view the entire works yard payroll of $24.50 for 24 front of the bank. Alderman White, photos from days of work. Alderman William McNeice questioned the who is the founder of the meeting, wisdom of paying the police chief more for the rifle association, download the eight days of work than the entire city works argued it was prefer- free Layar able to shoot over John app to your yard for more than three weeks of work. “I hope this won’t be a trend that afflicts Street rather than in smartphone and future councils deliberating over these types a southwest direction scan this page. and be blinded by the of budgets,” he said. Alderman Montague Robert Ottley also sun, which could have “serious ramifications.” questioned why the city is payThe request was referred to ing more for stationary than the police commissioner. the chief of police. Other issues discussed The accounts also call for include a dog tax bylaw, which spending $35 to Clarke and I shoot things all was referred to a committee of Stuart Co. Stationary and the whole meeting and road another $22.83 to Thompson over the city. tax bylaw that will be considStationary Engineering sup–Alderman John ered at the next council meetplies. Murray (as played ing. “What on earth did we do by Coun. Rick Gluwith the stationary?” Ottley mac) at Sunday’s In an effort to mirror the asked. first city council meeting from Mayor Roe suggested polire-enactment 1913, each current Port Moody cing costs are far less than 10 politician played the role of a per cent of city expenses and counterpart from the past. A he couldn’t ever see them going city staffer, along with PoCo’s above that amount. The accounts also recommend a salary of mayor, also helped out: Mayor Mike Clay — Mayor Perry Roe $94.53 for city clerk W.J. Ferguson, who was Coun. Diana Dilworth — Alderman Arthur chosen for the job by council in a ballot earlier White in the meeting. Coun. Rosemary Small — Alderman The accounts were ultimately referred to Montague Robert Ottley the city’s finance committee. Coun. Rick Glumac — Alderman John Also on the agenda, a letter from the Port Moody Rifle Association asking for permis- Murray Coun. Zoe Royer — J. William McNeice sion to shoot over Dewdney Trunk Road or John Northey — Alderman W.D. Mackay John Street East. Coun. Bob Elliott — Alderman J.M. McLean Alderman James Clarke supported the David Driscoll — Alderman M.R. Britton request suggesting it was good to give citizens Coun. Gerry Nuttall — Alderman James an opportunity to hone their rifle skills. “Why should we care anyways? When you Clarke Director of community services Ron Higo think about it, most of those people going along the road are going to Port Coquitlam,” — Acting city clerk G.L Churchard Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore — City he said. Alderman Murray agreed with his col- clerk William John Ferguson

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District wants schools replaced, not upgraded PROVINCE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR SEISMIC UPGRADES TO THREE LOCAL SCHOOLS

Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com While School District 43 officials are thankful to be on the list, the district’s politicians appear to want more than seismic upgrades for three local schools. School District 43 board chair Melissa Hyndes said the district intends to work with the Ministry of Education to have the three schools chosen for seismic upgrades moved to a list for replacement. On Monday, the provincial government announced more than half a billion dollars to seismically upgrade 45 schools across the province, including Minnekhada Middle, Montgomery Middle and Irvine Elementary in the Tri-Cities.

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Hyndes noted the district had been advocating for the replacement of Minnekhada Middle for a long time. “If it’s a newer building and they’re Melissa Hyndes seismically upgrading it, that’s a good thing, but the three buildings that are on our list, we really do feel need to be replaced,” she told The Tri-Cities

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Minnekhada is scheduled to get its upgrades in the 2014-15 school year, while Montgomery and Irvine would get upgraded in 2015-16. An official district statement Monday echoed some of Hyndes’ thoughts on the seismic announcement. “We’re always pleased to see announcements of seismic work, however, we will continue to hope for a replacement project for Minnekhada,” said School District 43 spokesperson Cheryl Quinton. In all, the province is spending $584 million on the current round of upgrades, bringing the total number of schools across B.C. either completed or under construction to 213. According to the provincial government, that would leave 102 schools as a high priority to be addressed.

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NOW. While happy to see the projects move forward, Hyndes argued upgrading the aging schools might not be worth the money, suggesting while it may make the We will continue schools safer to hope for a the buildings would still be replacement the same. project for She said the Minnekhada. district would wait until after –Cheryl Quinton the upcoming provincial election to discuss the future of the three projects with the ministry. Under the seismic plan,

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Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation would team up in the fall to come up with both funding and governance solutions for TransLink. However, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said he’s disappointed by the delay in dealing with the issues. “This is taking too long to come to grips with one of the biggest transportation issues we’ve got in Metro

Vancouver,” he told The Tri- Stewart involves capturing development revenue to help Cities NOW. With voters heading to the fund rapid transit. PoCo Mayor Greg Moore polls in just five weeks to pick a provincial government, the said he’s glad the ministry Coquitlam mayor is calling realized it’s time to look at on all political parties to state the governance model, but where they stand on public he too wants to hear from all the political transit in the parties. region. “It’s one “I need thing to set every political up a commitparty to say I’d just like to tee, but it’s they will give see it move. It’s another to the region the actually have tools necessary been stuck. ideas and to make sure –Port Moody Mayor thoughts and we have viable Mike Clay what it should transportalook like,” he tion,” he said, said. adding the The PoCo alternative is mayor said he each community investing large amounts particularly wants to know of money on roads, which he what each party in the provincial election thinks about believes is not palatable. governance Stewart also repeated his TransLink’s call for the province and the model. Moore also noted any council to get creative in find- new provincial government is not bound to keep the meeting funding sources. One example given by ing announced for the fall.

In February, the mayors’ council put forward five recommendations to the province to address both a short-term funding shortfall and funding for a long-term growth plan. At the time, the transportation minister dismissed the recommendations. Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay said he remains both optimistic and skeptical until he sees major movement on the big issues. “I’d just like to see it move,” he said. “It’s been stuck. [With] any movement I’ll always be optimistic we’re making some headway.” Clay suggested the September meeting will be meaningless unless there is a commitment to come up with a solution. He also questioned why a meeting would be scheduled now for the fall with an election on the way that could lead to a change in the minister or government.

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Man facing numerous charges Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com A Port Moody man is facing a slew of charges after he was picked up by police for allegedly being involved in several break-ins last month. Matthew James Wang, 27, is facing six charges of residential break and enter, two counts of attempted

break and enter, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime, one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of possession of break and enter instruments. Wang’s alleged crime spree caught up to him, according to Port Moody police, on March 23. Police were called to a home in the 900 block of Glenayre Drive after the resident noticed a man peering into the window and then trying to open the door. Police arrested a man in the area who matched the description of the suspect,

alleged to be Wang. A search of the suspect allegedly turned up break and enter instruments, and Wang was subsequently charged with a number of crimes. However, he was released on bail. Four days later, Port Moody police watched Wang allegedly break into a home in the 200 block of Angela Drive. He was arrested again for break and enter. Using forensics, investigators believe Wang is responsible for four additional break-ins and two attempted break-ins in the

Officers named to team Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com It’s a team that helps keep the roads safe from potential drunk drivers. And for the third year in a row, three Coquitlam Mounties were named to Alexa’s Team for their efforts in catching impaired drivers during 2012. The three returning members include Consts. Davinder Lally, Matt Saikali and Raj Uppal. A new local member to the team is Const. Quentin Frewing. The four officers collectively took 100 impaired drivers off the road last year.

“Impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada,” said RCMP Sgt. Dave Fee. “The fact that three of my officers are on Alexa’s Team for three years in a row shows their tireless efforts and dedication to improve road safety for area residents. I’m very proud of them.” The team is named in honour of Alexa Middelar, a four year old who was hit and killed by an impaired driver in 2008. In memory of Alexa, the BCAA Road Safety Foundation recognizes police officers from around B.C. for their efforts in removing impaired drivers from roads every year.

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his week is Emergency Service Dispatchers’ and 9-1-1 Awareness Week. It’s a mouthful, and while it may take half the week to say the name out loud, the fact is the reasoning behind the designation — to recognize the people who take those 9-1-1 calls that we all fervently hope we’ll never have to make — is every bit worth the time and effort to remember. Part of the awareness the folks at E-Comm — the regional emergency communications centre for southwestern B.C. — would like to pass along involves a number of myths that can make their work (and their ability to save your life in time of need) more difficult. One involves finding you in times of trouble: contrary to popular belief, if you dial 9-1-1 from a cellphone, the dispatch centre cannot automatically zero in on your location. Unlike land-line phones, cellular devices only provide general location information. You’ve got to tell the dispatcher who answers your call where you are. Some folks believe the best thing to do if you accidentally dial 9-1-1 is to quickly hang up. Not so! Clear the decks by letting them know it was an accident. Otherwise, they’ll expend extra effort trying to find you — effort the next caller may really need. On that note, E-Comm would rather you didn’t preprogram 9-1-1 into your phone. Dialing three digits is not onerous, even in an emergency, and so-called “pocket dialing” from pre-programmed numbers constitutes the bulk of accidental, time-wasting calls that dispatchers receive. Another source of wasted time is from people who let kids play with old cellphones. Decommissioned phones maintain emergency 9-1-1 access — that’s for your safety, not for your kids to fool with. E-Comm’s 9-1-1 dispatchers are trained to help get you through an emergency. The more help they get from you, the better they can do their jobs. Learn more at www.ecomm911.ca. Knowledge really can save lives.

CANADIANS EXPECT STRONG ACTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Re: “MP should have voted for this bill,” letter to the editor, Friday, April 5. Like Nancy Furness, I am also embarrassed and ashamed that my MP (James Moore) did not vote to ban the importation of shark fins to Canada. How can he and his fellow Conservatives condone this barbaric practice? Yes, Mr. Moore, these sharks have their fins sliced off whilst alive and are then thrown back into the ocean to suffocate or be eaten by other predators. Is a bowl of soup really worth all this carnage? I shouldn’t be totally surprised though, considering recent claims by some federal scientists that they are being “muzzled” by this Conservative government on vital research regarding the environment and health. On the international stage our government has been called a pariah for its stand on climate change. These politicians should take their heads out of the sand and realize that the environment is of great concern to many Canadians, who expect strong and decisive action to protect it. Maggie Moss Coquitlam Copyright in letters and other materials submitted voluntarily to the Publisher and accepted for publication remains with the author, but the Publisher and its licensees may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or other forms. The publisher shall not be liable for minor changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for other errors or omissions with respect to any advertisement is limited to publication of the advertisement in a subsequent issue or the refund of monies paid for the advertisement.

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hen the NDP formed government during the 1990s, it found itself constantly on the defensive when dealing with two major power blocs in this province: the environmental movement and doctors. And I suspect if the party wins the election in May, it may find itself reliving history with at least one of those two groups. The environmental movement was a major headache for the NDP government. The two fought pitched battles over forest practices and land use decisions, and it’s fair to say the environmentalists won a lot more than they lost. The protests over logging in Clayoquot Sound, for example, gave B.C. an international black eye and the NDP government was forced to back down and implement a complete overhaul of forest practices. The government was also pressured into not approving Alcan’s Kemano II project, and it was forced to ban mining and other activities in the Tatshenshini watershed in the northwest corner of the province. Environmental protests on the legislature’s front lawn were commonplace, and one even turned violent when the crowd broke through legislature security to smash a window in the chamber as the lieutenant-governor read the Throne Speech. But with many of its forestry aims accomplished, the environmental movement has now shifted much of its focus to another natural resource industry: oil and gas. The NDP is certainly onside with the enviros on the issue of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project. Both want the project halted in its tracks. But things get trickier after that. The

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environmentalists have also targeted the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and are starting a campaign against increased coal shipments out of the Port of Vancouver. The NDP has yet to take a position on either project, but both are potentially problematic for the party. Another potential headache is fracking, which uses immense amounts of water and chemicals to free up natural gas deposits deep below the earth’s surface. There is a growing movement by environmentalists to place a moratorium on fracking, but so far the party has only agreed to study the issue. This could very well be the biggest problem the environmental movement poses for an NDP government. Party leader Adrian Dix has vowed to stick to policies that will allow the party to win re-election, and that means it can’t simply be an anti-development or anti-industry government. And this sets the stage for a potential replay of the fractious 1990s when it comes to dealing with the environmental movement. On the other front, there are talks set for this fall with B.C.’s doctors to allow a “re-opener” on a number of contract issues, not the least of which is financial compensation. The government’s current position is that there has to be some kind of reduction in some areas of financial compensation. That simply isn’t going to wash

with the B.C. Medical Association. The NDP government of the 1990s repeatedly clashed with the BCMA over how much doctors should be paid. It lost every battle, and one has to wonder whether Dix wants to go through a similar fight again with no sign of success on the horizon. If Dix wants an assessment of the folly of taking on the BCMA, he just needs to talk to his health critic, Mike Farnworth, who was the health minister for much of the fighting with the BCMA. He came out of those skirmishes badly bruised, and has said the battles simply weren’t worth it. It’s hard for any government to take on the medical profession. For one thing, the general public is far more supportive of doctors (and nurses) than politicians. But there’s another problem for government: the BCMA is not a trade union and therefore doesn’t negotiate as such. The BCMA is essentially made up of several thousand private business people who are paid with public funds. Getting them to agree internally how to divide up the financial pie is difficult enough, but getting them to agree to reduce their payments is basically impossible. I suspect the NDP will tread carefully when dealing with doctors, and don’t be surprised if they adopt a more conciliatory path than the B.C. Liberals if they win the election. History shows environmentalists and doctors win a lot more battles than they lose with government. Dix and his colleagues should be mindful of that if they win in May, or they’ll suffer some long and never-ending headaches, just as they did in the 1990s. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.


LETTERS THESE FOODS ARE CAUSE FOR ALARM

Awareness of GMOs (genetically modified organisms, also known as GE, genetically engineered foods) is increasingly making me a concerned mother and grandmother. If you go to www.youtube.com and search for GMO, you will find 296,000 videos, with many from recognized institutions proving the dangers of GMOs, including: adverse health effects, especially to our children because of their small size; contamination and extinction of organic and nonGMO fruits and vegetables; use of more and more dangerous pesticides; food patents; loss of biodiversity of food seeds; and refusal of our exports by other countries, as happened with Canadian flax. After 10 years of polling that shows over 80 per cent of Canadians want GE foods labelled, our government still refuses to mandate our right to know what is in our food. The number of countries around the world that have either banned GE foods completely or have mandatory GMO labelling

grows every day, especially as more and more research proves the dangers of these organisms and the pesticides in them. Currently in Canada there are petitions for approval of GM salmon, the GM non-browning “Arctic” apple and GM alfalfa. Approval of these will destroy our already dwindling wild salmon and contaminate our B.C. nonGMO apples, grass-fed beef and free-range poultry. This means all our dairy and eggs will also become genetically engineered. There are no petitions in front of our government to ban GMOs and only a private member’s bill for mandatory GMO labelling, which could take years to get in front of Parliament for debate. Ask all of your candidates what their party’s policy is on GE foods and let them know, at minimum, you demand mandatory GMO labelling — you demand to know what is in your food. Currently it is estimated that more than 80 per cent of all processed foods contain GMOs. I believe our entire food system is at risk from genetically engineered foods, which are a very real threat to the health of our families. Please write to your provincial

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Marsolais decided to pick herself up and not play the victim. editorial@thenownews.com She graduated from high school and went Blind Beginnings will host its annual into the University of B.C.’s bachelor of arts fundraiser at the Executive Plaza Hotel and program in the late 90s. Navigating the school Conference Centre in Coquitlam on Saturday as a blind student was difficult, but by the end (April 13) to raise money for programs that of her degree she had the location of every light post, staircase and door handle memorhelp the sight-impaired. “It’s a gala dinner and auction and also a ized. But she wasn’t satisfied with that, so casino theme, so everybody gets some poker she did one of the most terrifying things you chips when they arrive and they can spend can do as someone with a vision disability: the evening pretend-gambling,” said Shawn she travelled. Leaving Vancouver, she set out to work in England at a school for blind chilMarsolais, founder of Blind Beginnings. dren. Blind Beginnings is a non-profit After an inspiring experience charity dedicated “to provide chilabroad, she came back home dren and youth who are blind or and jumped into a job with the visually impaired with the necesCanadian Institute for the Blind. sary opportunities, experiences, But always challenging herself, services and family/community Marsolais knew she needed somesupport to reach their full poten- To buy tickets thing more, something that was tial,” according to the group’s web- to this event, missing for people like her when site. download the she was growing up — a place Saturday’s fundraiser will profree Layar where everyone affected by visionvide a chance to help not just those related disabilities could learn with sight-related handicaps, but app to your their parents and siblings — some- smartphone and together, to build themselves up and make a better future than the thing Marsolais wishes she had scan this page. world was preparing them for. had growing up with retinitis pig“Eighty-five per cent of people who are mentosa, a rare eye condition that caused her vision to deteriorate throughout her child- legally blind are unemployed in Canada,” hood. By the time she turned 18, she had less Marsolais said. “It’s a huge challenge to overcome. A lot of our programs are based around than two per cent of her vision left. “I am visually impaired since birth,” she teaching them skills for independence and told The Tri-Cities NOW. “My parents were confidence, because sending them out to a pretty devastated when they found out I was world that doesn’t understand blindness can visually impaired. I was five years old when I present barriers.” She founded Blind Beginnings five years was diagnosed. They didn’t have a lot of support or information then, so that’s why I’m in ago out of her home. But the non-profit charity quickly grew, and three years ago opened the job that I am now.” She said if her parents had met somebody an office in New Westminster. Now, Marsolais like her when she was diagnosed, they would and her staff spend their time creating eduhave dealt with her condition a lot more posi- cational and recreational programs to help people with vision disabilities, as well as their tively. “It would have made my life and theirs a lot parents and siblings. For more information or to buy tickets to less difficult,” she said. Through her hardship and the understand- Saturday’s fundraiser, visit www.blindbegining that her eyes would eventually fail her, nings.ca.

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Coordinated by the Port Coquitlam Spirit Committee, the program was launched in 2008 to provide schools, youth groups and non-profit groups a chance to raise awareness about their activities and to help build community spirit and pride, according to a press release from the city. With the City of Port Coquitlam celebrating its 100th birthday this year, groups are encouraged to request a time slot in 2013 to help celebrate the community’s social, cultural, active and creative diversity. Most of the city council meetings are televised on Rogers Cable 4. Choirs, schools, sports groups, dance troupes, community event organizers, environmental groups and many others have taken advantage of this opportunity to generate interest and support since the program began. Applicants must submit their request to communityconnections@ portcoquitlam.ca at least 30 days before the desired presentation date. The program criteria includes the following: • Applicants must be a Port Coquitlam school, youth group, non-profit and/or recognized community group, association or activity. • Presentations must be less than five minutes in length, be feasible within the space and technical constraints of the council chambers, and must not be intended for pecuniary or professional benefit. • Presentations must meet broadcast requirements for appropriate content (e.g. suitable for a daytime television audience). The presentations take place at the beginning of the regular council meetings, held on the second and fourth Monday of the month (excluding August and statutory holidays), at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, located at 2580 Shaughnessy St. In addition to Council Community Connections, members of the public still have an opportunity to appear as a delegation before council. For complete program details, visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/communityconnections.

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

We are three cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody) and two villages (Belcarra and Anmore) living within easy reach of one another. We range from bustling downtown cores to primarily bedroom communities and rural retreats. In interviews for this Coquitlam Now special feature, mayors Stewart, Moore, Clay, Drew, and Anderson spoke about what makes our communities special and some of the issues we are facing.

BUILDING An interview with

Tri-Cities Area

our mayors: Richard Stewart; Greg Moore; Mike Clay; Ralph Drew; and Heather Anderson

Mayor Richard Stewart, City of Coquitlam

Mayor Greg Moore, City of Port Coquitlam.

Our best features Our mayors love the centrality of our location as well as the beauty of our natural surroundings. “We really have the best of worlds here,” said Mayor Stewart. “We are in the middle of the Lower Mainland so our community has all of the bene"ts of what people describe as one of the best metropolitan regions in the world, without some of the challenges

Mayor Mike Clay, City of Port Moody

Mayor Ralph Drew, Village of Belcarra.

Mayor Heather Anderson, Village of Anmore

other parts of our region have. We

the natural environment. People love

lakes. Those mayors and councillors

also have tremendous cultural

that we’re right next to the mountains

who came before me have protected

diversity and a really good recognition

and we’re surrounded by rivers and

that and built the city respecting the

of how that diversity contributes

a unique trail system that actually

natural environment that we’re in.”

positively to our community.”

encompasses our whole city.”

Mayor Moore was also enthusiastic

Port Moody’s setting is a big draw

“Belcarra is situated on the spectacularly beautiful Indian Arm

about his city’s attributes. “Port

for Mayor Clay too. “Our natural

fjord, and in many ways is like

Coquitlam has a unique combination

surroundings give us the bene"t of

an island community in that it is

of family-oriented lifestyle with lots

having access to the protected waters

surrounded on two sides by water

of parks, sports and arts programs,”

of the Burrard Inlet as well as the

and on the other two sides by the

he said, “but it’s nestled right into

mountains and the trails and the

forests of Belcarra Regional Park,”

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commented Mayor Drew. That rural sensibility extends to Anmore. “When you drive into Anmore, you’re struck by the amount of trees and natural green space that we have throughout our community and that we have been able to do development while protecting the natural environment as much as possible,” said Mayor Anderson.

Planning growth

Growth and adding density are not issues in our villages, but they are subjects that are very much on the minds of our cities’ mayors. Growth is happening throughout Coquitlam, with the new Burke Mountain community one of the latest developments to come online. Port Coquitlam knows it has to densify as it has no more room to grow outwards. Likewise, Port Moody planners are concentrating growth at stations along the coming Evergreen Line.

> “We have tremendous cultural diversity and a really good recognition of how that diversity contributes positively to our community.” Mayor Richard Stewart, City of Coquitlam.

> “One of the unique things about Port Coquitlam is we actually have a downtown and part of its economic development is increasing density so you can live and work and recreate all in the same area.” Mayor Greg Moore, City of Port Coquitlam.

“We’re looking at going back into the older existing areas of Port Moody where the SkyTrain will be coming through and adding density to those neighbourhoods,” said Clay. “There will be lots of services and amenities and opportunities to build up around the line so that we’re not adding to road congestion and having to build new infrastructure when we can just densify existing neighbourhoods.”

throughout the city both around transit nodes and in general in order to create a city whose population will support public transit. Wherever there’s a SkyTrain station, we need to put high-density housing and of"ce space because we want as many people as possible living and working near those stations. We can’t keep pushing development out into the valley and up into the mountains.”

“We’re going to see more apartment buildings being built in the downtown and we’re going to see smaller lots created in our single-family areas,” said Moore. “One of the unique things about Port Coquitlam is we actually have a downtown and part of its economic development is increasing density so you can live and work and recreate all in the same area.”

Ensuring good transportation routes

“Our city centre is truly becoming an amazing downtown: walkable; close to transit; and truly liveable,” added Mayor Stewart. “We’re densifying

Transportation is a key issue for the region and all the mayors are looking forward to the opportunities the Evergreen Line will present when it begins operating. “We’ve been working for 25 years to get the Evergreen Line underway and it’s now "nally happening,” said Stewart. “We also have to move goods and vehicles around. There has actually been more transportation investment in Coquitlam per capita than in any other city in North

America. We have about $4 billion in transportation investment this decade and that, I think, is one of the key advantages that we have moving forward. We want our road network to accommodate the traf"c and avoid congestion but also to be a safe way of getting around.” In Port Coquitlam, city of"cials are reviewing its transit system to determine how it will connect with the Evergreen Line and make it easier for residents to use public transportation. Mayor Moore also spoke of other recent changes. “Two years ago we opened the Coast Meridian Overpass which was a $132 million dollar overpass connecting the north and south side of Port Coquitlam. This was the biggest infrastructure investment we’ve ever made in our city’s history and probably will be for a very long time. We’ve done a lot of other minor projects along the way, so we do have a very ef"cient traf"c system right now.” The last word goes to Mayor Clay. “I think the city is on the cusp of undergoing major change with the introduction of the SkyTrain into Port Moody. How we plan for that and how we build and see the vision for our community develop around that is important and we really need to make sure we do it right. I think you do that by having a good blend of working with professionals and consulting with the community. There are always people who don’t want to see change but I think as long as everyone knows where you’re heading and why you’re headed there and how it’s going to happen, you will get their support.”

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When young newlyweds, Brad and (l#n, were sear'h#ng %or $he#r "rs$ home, they had a wish list that included a great location, nice layout and a good size at a price they could afford. They found everything they wanted and more in their new residence at Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park. “We were researching in the area and the one that stood out to us

PROJECT DETAILS > Project: Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park > Developer: Bluetree Homes > Project Location: Maillardville, Coquitlam > Project size: 86 low rise apartments > Prices: Starting at $199,900 > Sales centre: 211 – 1020 Austin Ave > Hours: Open daily 12 – 5 p.m. (closed Friday) > Telephone: 604 939 8874 > Web: bluetreehomes.ca > Occupancy: Summer 2014

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was Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park because of the price point and location, right near the highway and transit,” says Brad. Once the young couple saw the display home, they were even more excited about signing on the dotted line. Elin adds: “We bought a two bedroom and two-bathroom condominium and it’s a beautiful layout.” She went on to say that although everything is within walking distance, including big box stores and a great shopping district, the couple still feels far enough removed to feel that suburban lifestyle they crave. The couple is having fun discovering the quaint neighbourhood they will soon be calling home. In addition, both were very impressed with how they were treated throughout every step of the buying process. Finally, Brad says that buying at Mackin Park means: “This is the beginning of a new life, a new change in our relationship and now we can start a family here in the two-bedroom unit we bought.” Mackin Park - the most talked about new community - is located in Maillardville, the heart of Coquitlam. This collection of 86 one bedroom

to two bedroom + den apartment homes is the latest offering from Bluetree Homes, a company that brings decades of award-winning experience as ParkLane Homes. “Every one at the Home Store was so friendly and welcoming, you really get the feeling they see every question we had, not as a hindrance, but as a chance for them to help us,” says Elin. Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park is inspired by the neighbourhood’s French-Canadian heritage. The building is a modern take on French architecture, including cement panel and stone accents fronting Brunette Ave., creating a look that offers timeless elegance. “The French-inspired architecture of the building is a nod to its past while also artfully combining modern elements to create a building that would look just at home in Montreal as it would in Paris,” says Yosh Kasahara, General Manager, Sales and Marketing for Bluetree Homes. In addition to shopping, restaurants, parks and other amenities, which are all within walking distance, lies the heart of Coquitlam’s vibrant French past. “The building will serve as a new landmark for this community that

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already has so much going for it,” adds Kasahara. In keeping with the sophisticated heritage of the exteriors, the modern interiors feature high-end "nishes offering stainless steel appliances, engineered stone countertops, sleek !at panel cabinetry and Bluetree’s “Friendly Features,” including built-in mirrored cabinets in bathrooms, spice racks and pull-out pantry drawers in kitchens – truly a gourmet chef’s dream! In-house designer Cynthia Florano worked closely with Kasahara on the suites’ design, and when she envisioned the interiors she kept the neighbourhood’s legacy in mind. “We accomplish this by researching the latest design trends, developing a clear picture of who our customers are and what appeals to them, and then creating spaces that will hit all the right notes,” Kasahara says. “You could say that achieving this harmony is key to creating the signature Bluetree look in each of our homes.” In addition, Bluetree’s approach to interior "nishes, such as the materials and colours, is another way to create the perfect balance. “We want our homes to feel modern but also have a timeless


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look so that they hold their value in the long term,” he says, adding Bluetree always approaches interior design with the needs of its customer in mind. Kasahara explains that Bluetree handles projects a little differently. First off, Bluetree Homes designs its buildings from the inside out. In other words, !oorplans dictate the exterior architecture of the building not the other way around. Secondly, a lot of thought goes into how people live, work and play in their homes. “We even consider the needs of different types of households,” adds Kasahara. “For example, a young single person looking for a one bedroom apartment may not have the large scale furniture that a downsizing couple would, but he or she will still have a need for storage space for things like sports equipment, snowboards, and other seasonal items.” “We plan spaces—down to the inch—anticipating the typical sizes of everything from dining room tables to bedroom dressers,” he adds. Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park is a remarkably affordable new building, which makes it a unique chance for buyers to own a "nely crafted home, from just $199,900. “Mackin Park provides a rare opportunity to own a piece of this burgeoning neighbourhood at an unbeatable price,” adds Kasahara. “You simply cannot "nd this level of value in any new development in the Tri-Cities.” The building will be a mixed-use

development – with retail and commercial space on street level. While retailers are not yet con"rmed, permitted uses include cafés, drug stores, and banks. Bluetree Homes – the awardwinning development company with more than 30 years of experience – undertake this project that seamlessly blends into the beauty and charm of this historic neighbourhood, all the while giving the interiors everything you would expect in a sleek, modern property. The builder is committed to delivering an extraordinary homebuying experience from start to "nish. Bluetree&s Customer Care program will build on this tradition of ensuring a long-term commitment to its customers, long after the keys are handed over. Meanwhile, its location is unrivalled in its proximity and access to all parts of Metro Vancouver — within very easy and close access to Highway 1 and the Lougheed SkyTrain station, as well as within walking distance to a great mix of cafes, restaurants and shopping. Then there’s the piece de resistance, an 1,800 square foot amenities facility resplendent with a private "tness room, clubhouse lounge and bike lockers. Whether you are a "rst time buyer or seasoned investor, you will be duly impressed by the rich attention to detail and the incomparable value of Mackin Park. It is rare to "nd a new home in a location this good, built by a developer with a stellar track

record, for such an affordable price. “The homes really need to be seen to be fully appreciated,” says Kasahara, “and the display suite we have created here really has that wow-factor.” Bluetree Homes understands that prospective home buyers have many options in Coquitlam, but Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park offers the best value for your dollar. Bluetree Homes stands by its promise that you simply cannot "nd a comparably appointed home in a location this good, all for this unbeatable price. There is yet another reason to buy right now in what is surely to become the neighbourhood’s most sought-after address. “We are working with buyers to lock in a low interest rate so they can buy their dream home,” says Kasahara. “We are also offering a $10,000 promotion for a limited time, on select homes and savvy

buyers are taking advantage.” He went on to say prospective buyers are also pleasantly surprised to learn that twobedroom homes, with more than 900 square feet, start from just $334,900. “Our buyers tell us that Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park offers the best new home value in the market,” he adds. Mackin Park is where modern, sophisticated living meets historic surroundings! Now is the perfect time to buy, with mortgage rates at an all time low and homes priced to sell. The Bluetree Home Store is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. (Closed Fridays), and features a fully furnished display suite. It is located at #211-1020 Austin Ave beside Cyclone Taylor Sports.

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5 Star Certified Coquitlam Return-It Depot Experience the 5 Star Return-It Depot difference for yourself at Coquitlam Return-It Depot. As a full service, bottle drive specialist, Coquitlam Return-It Depot has held their standards high. In fact, it’s the reason they’re Encorp’s depot operator training facility.

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Dear Mr. Wilson, On April 1, 2013, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) was replaced by the Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the BC Provincial Sales Tax (PST). The 12% HST applies if the seller transfers either possession or ownership of a new home to the buyer before April 1, 2013. The 5% GST applies if the seller transfers both possession and ownership of a new home on, or after, April 1, 2013. A 2% BC Transition Tax will apply to the sale of new residential homes if ownership and possession take place on or after April 1, 2013 and the construction or substantial renovation of the new home is 10% or more complete as of April 1, 2013. The 2% tax ceases to apply if ownership and possession are on or after April 1, 2015. The 2% reflects an embedded PST builders pay on materials (construction inputs). Under the HST, builders can write off that embedded 2%, but they cannot under the GST. If you have any question or concerns, please email me at shirleybrown@ shaw.ca. The more informed you are, the happier you’ll be with your purchase.

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Grants, swag available to help fete PoCo centennial Grants and swag are available to organizers of local public events and block parties in Port Coquitlam that recognize the city’s centennial in some way.

The Port Coquitlam Spirit Committee has initiated a Partners in Community Spirit program to encourage community involvement. Local organizations and

event organizers can request seed funding and swag (small gift items) to help add a birthday element to an existing event, or to host a new event that celebrates community

and recognizes the spirit of Port Coquitlam. Requests are being accepted for: • Swag only: Public events in 2013 that recognize the

city’s birthday. • Up to $250 plus swag: Public events expanding in 2013 to recognize the city’s birthday. • Up to $500 plus swag:

Public events expanding in 2013 to recognize the birthday and adding an arts or entertainment component. For more info, e-mail 100years@portcoquitlam.ca.

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Need Internet help? Join staff at the Terry Fox Library for a free half-hour session to get you started. These one-on-one sessions can help you learn about the Internet, Facebook, eBooks, e-mail and more. Choose to learn on your own laptop or use a library computer. Call or ask at the information desk to book a personalized half-hour appointment. Call 604-927-7999 or log on to www.fvrl.bc.ca/read/ library_terryfox.htm for info. The library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Terry Fox Library hosts World Film Night, featuring the Canadian movie Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001). Refreshments will be available at intermission from Friends of the Terry Fox Library. The movie begins at 6 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-927-7999 or www.fvrl.ca.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Philosophers’ Café hosts a discussion on how the belief in successive or past lives can change your perception. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, at 575 Poirier St. This is a free, drop-in event. Info: 778782-5215 or www.philosopherscafe.net. Tri-City Christian Women’s Club hosts a women’s connection luncheon, with guest speaker Hilda Lakusta speaking to the topic of acceptance. A spring fashion show by Alia N Tanjay will also be featured. The event kicks off at noon at the Executive Inn, located at 405 North Rd. in Coquitlam. Call Frieda at 604-937-7198 to reserve your spot.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

from 2 to 3 p.m., for those for whom English is a second language. Come upgrade your reading skills, make new friends and practise English in a fun environment at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-927-7999. The Port Coquitlam Social Justice Film Festival kicks off at 7:15 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave. in PoCo. Friday’s film, Voices of Transition, examines food supplies and the use of chemicals. Admission is by donation.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 5th Coquitlam Scouts

United Way of the Lower Mainland hosts a senior caregivers support meeting, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. This session is for all family caregivers of seniors who have concerns or questions. Register by contacting Karen at 778-789-1496 or seniorcaregiverprogram@ gmail.com. Place Maillardville presents Baby’s First Two Years drop-in program, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., for expectant mothers as well as parents, grandparents and/or guardians with babes from newborn to 24 months. This free series — offered April 12 and 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 — features guest speakers (April 12, Jamie Lynn Davis on Baby Sign Language) in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville Community Centre, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. For more information, e-mail programs@ placemaillardville.ca. Terry Fox Library hosts the Adult Learner Book Club,

host a manure sale, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Middle School, 2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam. The fundNOW FILE raiser features bags of steer Metro Vancouver parks staff will host a nighttime tour of Colony Farm Regional Park manure, mushroom manure or on Saturday, showing participants the animals that come out once the sun sets. garden soil at $5 per bag. Free delivery for orders of 10 bags Metro Vancouver Parks host Trails by Night, an exploraor more to the same address; $5 fee for delivery of less than 10 bags; or free pickup the day of tion of Port Coquitlam’s Colony Farm Regional Park during the evening hours. Join a park interpreter for safe trip through the the sale at Hillcrest. Info: www.5thcoquitlamscouts.com. fields and trails while looking for darting bats, silent flying owls, The Port Coquitlam Social Justice Film Festival runs calling frogs or howling coyotes. The tour runs from 7 p.m. to from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie 9 p.m., and costs $8 for adults or $4.25 for children, youth and Ave. in PoCo. Films include: Bully, Consciousness, Haiti: Where seniors. Advanced registration is required, and can be done by did the Money Go? and Roadmap to Apartheid. Speakers will calling 604-432-6359 or logging on to www.metrovancouveronalso be in attendance. Show times are 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 line.com and 3 p.m. respectively. Admission is by donation.

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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 elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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: 604-298-0780. 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 604669-1616. 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: 604-945-2407. 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.

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Drop-in is free. Info: 604-933-6035. 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 Heritage and Cultural Society hosts a Heritage Evening, the fourth Thursday of each month, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq. Everyone is invited to hear some of the stories behind Port Coquitlamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage homes. Info: www.pocoheritage.org or call 604-927-8403. Port Coquitlam Legion hosts an euchre club every Tuesday 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 lesson in comic history and technique, followed by free work time. Participants learn what make cartooning a unique art form. For ages 13 to 17. 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 Artist Co-op seeks new members to display and sell their original fine art pieces in the Blackberry Gallery of the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St. Info: www.blackberryartists.blogspot.ca or www.blackberrygiftshop.ca. 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: 604469-9106 or www.noonscreek.org. Port Moody Public Library hosts Preschool Storytime for children ages two to five, every Monday, 10 to 10:30 a.m. at 100 Newport Dr. Children will learn language skills through books, rhymes and songs. This is a free, drop-in program that requires parent/caregiver participation. Info: www.library.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577.

Port Moody Public Library hosts Twilight Tales storytime, for kids up to six years of age and their parents/guardians. Children are encourage to come in pyjamas for relaxing stories and songs to end a busy day, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month (through April) at 100 Newport Dr. This is a free, drop-in program with parental/guardian participation required. Info: 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library hosts the Baby Sing and Learn program for infants up to 18 months of age, running every Thursday (to May 30), from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at 100 Newport Dr. Infants and caregivers will learn songs, rhymes and stories, while meeting other parents and children. This is a free, drop-in program that requires parent/caregiver participation. Info: www.library.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577. Recreation Unlimited Volleyball Club offers weekly recreational volleyball from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays at Hillcrest Middle School, 2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam. Beginners are welcome. Info: Gary at 604-469-6389 or gary4now@shaw.ca. Recovery International is a self-help peer-to-peer support group for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. Cognitive behavioural techniques are discussed at the Port Coquitlam meeting. Info: Phyllis at 604-931-5945 or www.RecoveryCanada.ca. Rocky Point Toastmasters meet Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: 604-506-1037. SARA Society (Sexual Assault Recovery Anonymous) offers teen and adult support programs, literature and public education in Metro Vancouver. Info: 604-584-2626 or www.sarasociety.net. Sasamat Outdoor Centre is looking for entertainers for its adult lunch and dinner programs. Info: linda@sasamat.org or call 604-939-2268. Scouts francophones is looking for leaders. This fulfilling volunteer position includes opportunities for personal growth, adventure, travel and practicum hours. Info: Monique at 604-9363624. Special Olympics B.C., needs volunteers to help run sporting programs and events at its Coquitlam branch. Info: 604-737-3125.


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Tears, cheers for BC ringette girls UNDERDOG TEAM COLLECTS BC’S FIRST RINGETTE UNDER-16 NATIONAL TITLE Dan OLSON

4-2 setback to Ontario champion Guelph. For Watson, the defeats provided a reminder on just how far B.C. had come from last Relief, followed by amazement, wrapped year’s tough roll. Calgary and Guelph were both projected to be finalists. with joy. “I think the big thing was getting over those Those three experiences were unleashed by Team B.C. in the moments after the final two losses early in the tournament,” she said. whistle blew Saturday at the Tim Hortons “We thought that the few goals apart [we Canadian Under-16 Ringette championships were], they were just lucky and we could bounce back.” in Fredricton, NB. A forward who has played the past seven An 8-4 doubling of the Calgary Strive capped seasons in Burnaby, Watson proved a terrific season for the squad. to be one of B.C.’s top offensive It was the 10th game in six days sticks. — hence the relief. The girls were In the seven-game round robin, also the first B.C. squad to ever capshe tallied four goals and six assists. ture the national title — resulting The Lower Mainland-based squad in amazement. The joy just naturTo see a video edged the Calgary Crew 2-0 in the ally followed. For local teens Lauren Watson for the national quarterfinal, with Watson drawing and Sarah Knight, ‘joy’ summed up championships, an assist on Ingrid Bakke’s tally just 35 seconds into the game. the season quite well. use the free She would cash in the insurance “I had a good feeling going in but Layar app with goal in the 2-0 triumph over Guelph B.C. doesn’t have a strong reputaa smartphone that saw the underdogs fire 40 shots tion at the [nationals],” noted Port and scan this at the Ontario net en route to a Moody’s Watson, 16. berth into the final and a B.C. first. The Tri-Cities pair knew from page. Knight, meanwhile, was a crucial experience that B.C. had a tough road ahead, as they were members of last part of the shutdown defence that rolled year’s team that finished 13th. For a full up shutouts in both quarter- and semifinal season, they bore down and focused on the affairs. “[Team] Ontario was favoured and their distant prize — some would say dream. If it began as a dream, it proved sweeter in real coach was kind of cocky, bragging about how they’d only lost two games all year,” life. “I cried after we won the quarterfinal and recalled the Riverside student. “Our coach semifinal games,” noted 15-year-old Knight. kept us calm, reminded us that defence wins “We went into [the final] wanting it so bad. championships and that we can do this. It was amazing but we really held them back.” We wanted it more than anything.” Exhausted from a two-games-a-day pace B.C. was among 16 teams vying for a berth into the quarterfinals and while confident, and the emotional rollercoaster of playing had a hill to climb after suffering back-to-back high stakes ringette, the girls weighed all the losses early. The opponents would end up giv- sacrifices over the past two years and were ing them some extra motivation for the long eager to enjoy the rewards. “Ringette is my world,” said Knight. “The haul ahead. The Strive pulled out a 4-3 decision in the things I did, we as a team did to get here — I second game of the tournament, followed by a started eating healthy and we trained and it sports@thenownews.com

STOPPER RED-HOT

Former Coquitlam junior Adanac Tyler Richards kicked out 48 shots to lead the Washington Stealth past the Calgary Roughnecks 12-11 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League play. Richards performance boosted Washington’s record to 8-6 on the year, jumping them into a three-way tie with the Roughnecks and Edmonton Rush for first place in the West Division. Calgary sniper and Coquitlam senior A

Adanac Dane Dobbie scored twice and set up three others, but couldn’t withstand a strong third quarter blast from the Stealth. Dobbie netted back-to-back markers in the second period as Calgary built up a 7-4 lead at the half. But the Everett-based Stealth stung back with six goals in the third quarter. Calgary teammate and PoCo native Curtis Dickson scored three times in the loss.

FOX QB TO GO LONG

Terry Fox Ravens quarterback Connor McKee will be among the contestants next month in the first annual Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge.

I heard who we’d have as coach and I thought I’d play one more year… What I’ll remember most is hanging out with my teammates. You kind of forget the plays and the games after a while, but you always remember your friends.”

The event will pit the top high school QBs in a skills competition, with the three top quarterbacks earning a partial university scholarship. The event will also include cheerleading demos, mascots and a list of star mentors who’ll be joining Allen, the Canadian Football League hall of fame member. Helping to put on the event are Athletes Against Bullying Alliance, Stop Concussions and the Vancouver Police Department’s Odd Squad.

Bob Bearpark Foundation Coaching Award of Distinction. The award is given by the Bob Bearpark Foundation to students in the Douglas College bachelor of physical education and coaching or sport science diploma programs, who are committed to coaching education and demonstrating a positive involvement in community sport. Magee is the coach of the Coquitlam-based BC Aquasonics 13-15 age group national stream synchronized swimming team. A former member of the national A team as an athlete, Magee is in her final year of studies at Douglas College. She has coached synchronized swimming for 12 years.

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The day Reveen turned lacrosse club on its head

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sports@thenownews.com The passing of the man they called Reveen awoke some cloudy memories for a former Coquitlam lacrosse player. Port Coquitlam native Daryl Fernquist dug out a newspaper clipping from the mid-1970s that highlighted the famous hypnotist, who died Monday at the age of 77, and his impact on one local squad. Reveen was a staple of Canadian halls and stages through the 1960s to 1990s, enchanting and entrancing audiences. His powers in the hypnotist field — he labelled himself Reveen the Impossibilist — caught the attention of management for the hard-luck Coquitlam J-Hawks, the predecessors of the Coquitlam junior Adanacs. Down 3-1 in their B.C. Junior Lacrosse League final with Burnaby, Coquitlam vice-president Terry Douglas proposed

the club call in Peter Reveen, with the approval of head coach Charlie Saunders. A J-Hawk player at the time, Fernquist recalls Reveen’s intervention produced an interesting transformation. “We were really down at that time and we just didn’t seem to have an answer for them,” said Fernquist, who now resides in Mission. “After (Reveen) had his talk and did his thing, it was certainly a different team.” After Reveen’s pregame meeting with the players, the J-Hawks proceeded to pound Burnaby 10-2 before a crowd of 1,200 fans at Queen’s Park Arena to instill new life into the series. The headline of the local Coquitlam paper stated “Reveen turns limpers to lumpers,” and remarked how one player — Grant Skipper — went from barely able to walk due to shin splints to a goal-scoring dervish, with two goals in the game.

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Dear Friend I’m about to make you a deal that’s hard to refuse if you’ve got an “older” (and probably less than optimally efficient) furnace. I’ll replace your old furnace AND heat pump as a “package deal” for at least $3136.00 less than you would pay any other time of the year. Sound too good to be true? It’s not and here’s why. I’m making you what sounds like an unbelievable offer because it actually makes good sense for my business. And you come out a winner, as well! You see, I know from experience that in my slowest months I actually end up losing money ... then I have to spend the rest of the year trying to make up for it. Right now, I have no reason to believe 2013 will be any different. That’s why I’ve decided to give up trying to make a profit during these months and minimize my losses ... so I can come out ahead the rest of the year. So here’s how I can make the incredible offer at the top of this letter. Every year the biggie furnace manufacturers guesstimate how many furnaces to produce. Since there’s no way of knowing what the weather will be like and other factors that affect sales, these guys always have leftover inventory they have to hold onto until the next heating season. I saw a great business opportunity in this and went to one of these biggie companies (they won’t allow me to use their name in this letter) and contracted for the purchase of these furnaces that were going to just be sitting around. Plus, I bought 23 heat pumps all in the 3 most popular sizes used in Lower Mainland homes. Because of the number I bought and the time of year I purchased them, I got an unbelievable deal ... rock-bottom prices. Don’t get me wrong - these are brandnew, top quality, 2013 models. Not “seconds.” Not “blems.” Not builder-grade. These are premium furnaces and heat pumps fresh from a name-brand factory with a full factory warranty. How to Get Your Name Brand Furnace for Virtually Nothing By putting together this furnace-plusheat pump package (I call it the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century”), going through some heavy negotiations with the manufacturer, and then committing to buying

23 systems outright, I got BOTH the furnace AND the heat pump at a price that would have made Sam Walton proud. This means when you buy one of these 23 new, premium-quality heat pumps I will “give” you the furnace and ask you to pay only the $1181 in labor it costs to install your furnace. Pick up your phone right now Simply call me at 946-1000 at anytime so I can come out and measure your home (to see if I’ve got the proper size unit). Remember ... I’ve got only 23 matched systems in 3 sizes so you’ll want to let me know VERY SOON that you’re interested. When these 23 systems are gone, they’re gone, and this offer is null and void. Call me right now so we can get the ball rolling! As part of the deal, I’ll show you how much the heat pump costs ... how much the furnace WOULD have cost ... and your savings when you buy your new heat pump and furnace as part of this special offer. The price I show you will include all installation materials and labor. There’s no fine print, nothing left out. Earlier I said that making you this amazing offer is also good business for me The way I look at it, by letting YOU win big now, I’ll win at the end of the year. And I won’t have to “make up” for the lost sales during my slowest months. I figure if I make you an absolutely irresistible offer .. if your furnace is pushing 8 years or more ... and if I barely mark up the price I paid, I’ll accomplish 2 major objectives that will allow me to reduce my losses the rest of the year. I’ll be able to ... • Pay my overhead (rent, utilities, insurance and taxes) during the slow period • Keep my service & installation technicians busy enough to pay them to work instead of sit at home. As you can see, when you take me up on my “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century,” EVERYONE IS A WINNER! And by the way, there’s no obligation when you have me come out to measure your house and explain the installation If you decide you don’t want to take advantage of this incredible deal (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to save this kind of money), it’s no problem. You’re not obligated in any way. In fact, just for taking time to read this letter and having me out to survey your house ... I’ll give you a Very Special Free Gift Coupon ($50 value). Why?

Even if we don’t do business together now, I want you to remember us in the future. If you’re thinking a new furnace (& heat pump) isn’t in your budget - don’t worry! You don’t have to pay me right now Because I’ve tried to think of every reason possible why you WOULDN’T take me up on this spectacular offer, I’ve even made arrangements for a super bank rate financing plan. And I’m not “marking up” the interest rate like so many other companies do. While I can’t promise you this, it’s possible that with this financing plan your monthly investments in a new system could be more than paid for by the savings you see on your monthly utility bills. My Disappointment-Proof Guarantee Talking about lower utility bills, I’m so sure you’ll see at least a 25% cut in your heating and cooling bills (in reality, it may be more like 35%+), if you don’t I’ll pay you twice the difference for 2 years. Not only are you getting a new, firstquality furance virtually free, plus a firstquality heat pump at a great price, I guarantee you’ll lower your heating and cooling bills by at least 25% or I’ll pay you double your savings for 2 years. (This alone should convince you that these systems are some of the very best quality and most efficient available). But you’ve got to act fast ... call me at 9461000 right now! This offer ends April 30th no matter what Don’t wait to call me. Here’s why. I have only 18 of each of the 3 sizes. When all of the air conditioners are sold and all the furnaces “given away” in a certain size, the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century” is over. And if I still have any of the 23 systems left on April 30th, this offer still ends. The reason is that my business only slows down for a short time. Since these furnaces cost me so little, if I’ve got any left, I’ll sell them next winter at last year’s prices and still come out ahead. So call me right now at 946-1000 Thanking you in advance, Scott Campbell Owner P.S. Remember, there’s no obligation and - even if you change your mind once I measure your house and give you the estimate - you still get that Free Gift Coupon worth $50.

“It was more a philosophical concept I think, and [Reveen talked about believing in your abilities, believing in your team mates abilities,” said Fernquist. “If there was anything more to it, I couldn’t say… You can discount it all you want but in the end the score said it all.” During the 1970s, sports teams grasping for an extra-telepathic edge wasn’t uncommon — Toronto To see a video Maple Leafs coach Red Kelly turned of Reveen, to pyramid power during the 1976 use the free NHL playoffs. Layar app Reveen’s stint with the J-Hawks lasted just one game. Strangely, or not so to scan this strangely, Coquitlam was eliminated the page. next game. Still, Fernquist notes Reveen’s presence led to one of the squad’s best performances of the season. “Perception is reality, and we really rose to the occasion (Goalie Dave) Wedlock played out of his head that game, and we were up against (hall of famer) Dave Evans and he couldn’ stop us… We didn’t have the magic the next game, though.”

Stevens leads Fox past Talons Dormant but not dead. The Terry Fox senior boys rugby team didn’t field a team last year, but they’re back on the pitch in 2013. The Ravens launched the season with an inspiration win, where Isaiah Stevens cashed in the decisive try with two minutes left for a 22-21 win over Gleneagle. Fox demonstrated plenty of desire during the game, which pitted them against a Talon rival that included numerous members for the top-eight junior Fraser Valley squad. The game followed a set pattern right from the start, when Gleneagle took the lead and Fox leapfrogged them. Three times they rallied, with Marko Bevanda, Bryce Rickaby and Stevens supplying the Ravens’ tries.

Once again, the Talons capitalized to retake a 2117 advantage, setting up Stevens’ final hurrah. Both Sergio Cabrera and Brett Boyce came close to connecting earlier for Fox, while Jeff Tilkin nailed a couple of converts. Earning Man-of-the-Match honours were Rickaby and Stevens. Also contributing standout efforts were Danial McMillan, Flint Patterson, Kaylan Pawar, Adrial Sellers and Bevanda. Scoring tries for Gleneagle were Jamil Abdu, Paul Kim and Logan Wong, while Matt Poka kicked a pair of converts and Liam Stewart chipped in one. Earning the Talons’ Manof-the-Match award was scrum half Matt Hardie, with a stellar defensive effort.

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There will definitely be a strong Tri-Cities flavour amongst the rank-and-file at the provincial under-16 and u18 tackle football tryouts next month. Football BC announced the list of invitees to the Victoria Day long weekend event in Richmond, and it featured 26 locals, vying for spots to the provincial roster. The tryout camp will serve as part of the process to select a u-16 squad to compete at the Red River Cup in Winnipeg July 6 to 14, and a u-18 team that will compete at the FBU International Games in San Antonio, Texas next year. “We are very excited to be adding the under-16 category to our existing high performance profile this year,” said Football BC technical director Dino Geremia. “We expect our under-16 program to be able to compete and have similar success like our under-18 team has enjoyed over the past few years.” The players invited to the camp were predominantly selected from players who participated in Football BC’s provincial evaluations that took place throughout February. Of the 210 total players invited to the tryout camp, 83 are vying for a spot with the U-16 Team BC while 127 are competing for the U-18 Team BC. “By integrating both tryouts into one camp, we expect our older age group to lead by example and show the younger group the commitment, dedication and hard work that is necessary to have the privilege to be a part of Team BC,” remarked Geremia. “We will also be able to more effectively utilize our coaching resources in this format.” Among the 10 returnees from last year’s u-18 squad are Terry Fox Ravens’ Michael Beck, Kyle Sagmoen and Adrial Sellers. Beck is an offensive lineman, Sagmoen is a defensive lineman and Sellers is a wide receiver. The other Tri-Cities players vying for spots on the u-16 squad are: linebackers Dillon Cusker, Bowen Goldade, both of the Coquitlam Chargers, Mario Marra of the Coquitlam Vikings, and Taylor Poitras

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THE TRI-CITIES NOW

| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

6005

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-24

Self Employed? Can’t show income? No Down Payment? No Problem? 2.60% 5 year Variable 2.79% 5 year Fixed Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call: 604-984-9159

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Port Coquitlam

PARKSIDE LUXURY T/H 2039 sqft 3 BR, 2.5 baths, dbl garage, reno’d, ss appls/granite, solid h/w flrs, many extras. Immaculate, central a/c, 5’10' heated crawl space, $530,400. Tim 604-818-6293 or John 604-341-1500 One Percent Realty

6008-30

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

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565 NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6008-42

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Chilliwack

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

6020-08

Coquitlam

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

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

6020-14

S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

Langley/ Aldergrove

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

$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

6065

Recreation Property

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of C a r e t a k e r, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

6020-20

Mission

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR start $720, 2 BR $820. Bldg laundry. By transit. 604-518-8935 COQ PRESTIGIOUS; WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW not your average apt but a luxurious 1200 sqft living space. 2 BR, 2 baths, F/P, covered patio, h/w flrs, kitchen is fully loaded with high end appls, solid granite counter tops, enste w/d. Close to to shops, bus, schools, golf, Avail May 1. $1550. 604-469-6990

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Surrey

6052

Real Estate Investment

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-02

6020-34

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

Abbotsford

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

Find the Key to your New Home • BUY • SELL • RENT

604.444.3000

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

NEW WEST Huge bright fullly reno Bach, 1 BR (like new), 2 BR. Avail now. Nr college/mall. N/P. Refs/emp confirm. 778-980-4178 NEW WEST very lge quiet 1BR apt, h/w flrs, nr shops/bus, ns, np. $850. Apr 1/Jun 1. 604-524-4775

M. RIDGE dwntwn Urbano Complex, 2 br, 2 ba, inste w/d, f/p, 2 ug prkg, nr amen, deck, n/s, n/p, Apr 15. $1100+ utils. Refs. 512-8725

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

Apt/Condos

BBY SOUTH 2 BR Apt.adult bldg, no pets Near all amens. Incls heat & hot water, parking, $975. 604-921-1572 or 604-828-9917 BBY, EDMONDS Town Ctr, lrg newly reno’d 1 BR, avail now, N/s, N/p, $1095/mo, refs. 604-439-1110 or 604-454-4070. BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR $800. Avail Now. Incl heat & hot water. u/g prkg avail, ns/np, newly reno’d, 604-779-3882

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

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

AMBER (W)

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall and S.F.U.

office: cell:

604-939-4903 778- 229-1358

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 3 BR Apartment Available May 1.

* 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

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

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

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

Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

whitgift@concertproperties.com

Cell: 604-813-8789 COTTONWOOD PLAZA

office: 604- 936-1225

office: 604-939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178 FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

NEW WEST. 1 BR & 2 BR. Reno’d. New Appls, Flooring, Fixtures, Paint. Prof. mgmt. $250 MOVE-IN BONUS. From $825 $1,175. Call (604) 724-8353.

CALYPSO COURT

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

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

Apt/Condos

WHITGIFT GARDENS

GARDEN VILLA

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

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604-939-8905 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

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

office: cell:

604-937-7343 778-863-9980

AMBER ROCHESTOR

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

6508

PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Mobile Homes

Okanagan/ Interior

BBY, Lougheed Mall. Close to skytrain, shops & amens, SFU. 1 BR + Den, f/p, lrg balcony, storage, u/grd prkg, laminate kitchen, ss appls, inste W/D, free hot/water. N/S. Sm pet ok. Lease/ Refs. Avail now. $1050. Dean • 604-540-2787 or cel • 604-720-3251

1030 - 5th Ave, New West

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

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

Apt/Condos

LUXURY 2 BR Apt, Bby Heights, nr all amens, N/pets, non smokers, $1498, Avail May 1. 778-867-2531

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

6035

6508

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

6040 FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

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

6508 ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6020-34

For Sale by Owner

6015

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

Houses - Sale

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

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

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

6020

Surrey

Abbotsford

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

6020

RENTALS

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties Services

6508

550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.

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

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

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

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

Accepting applications for waiting list for Bach, 1BR, 1BR & Den & 2BR’s Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room & workshop. No pets. Participation mandatory, $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

Call 604- 421-1222

Rentals

Continues on next page Apt/Condos

Brentlawn Towers

1985 Woodway Place & 5051 Lougheed Highway Spacious suites with large windows and open balconies 1 Bedroom + Den from $1220 2 Bedroom from $1205 Heat/HW Incl., Outdoor Pool Near SkyTrain No Pets

Call 604.293.2239 www.austeville.com


HOME 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

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8015

Appliance Repairs

COQ 2 BR bsmt ste, incls utils, hydro & cbl, n/p, n/s, $980. w/d, Avail Now. 604-931-5216 W. COQ 4 BR bungalow, large yard, deck & patio, 1 yr lease, ref req, immed $2050. 604-728-5063

6595

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY E g/lvl 1 BR suite $800 & 2 BR $1150. 9’ ceilings, w/d, fenced yard, incls utils, nr amens/bus, n/s n/p. Avail now. 604-773-5507 BBY EAST 2 BR, nr Highgate mall & skytrain, $1000 incls utils, no w/d, May 1. n/s, n/p, 604-767-6968 BBY S. 1 BR gl, sep kitch, dining rm, liv rm, 950sf, own W/D. $895 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-526-7335

COQ, COMO LAKE. Newer 1 BR bsmt ste. Priv laundry & entry. $650/mo + sh’d utils. Avail Now, Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765 COQ. Maillardville, Spac 1 BR, W/D, storg, prkg. Nr trans/shop. $650. NS/NP. 778-881-6544 COQ; SORRENTO Dr. 1000+sf, 2 BR bsmt ste avail Now. NS/NP. $850 incls utls. 604-939-2845 COQ WESTWOOD Plat 2 BR bsmt, 4 appl, nr bus, ns/np. $880 + 1/3 util. Now. 604-306-6136

COQ, WW Plat, 1200sf, 2 BR, priv W/D, entry. Nr bus/schls. NS/NP. $890 + 1/3 utls. 604-464-3676 NEW WEST. Clean 1 BR, f/bath. Ns/np. Near Skytrain & bus. $650 incl hydro. Immed. 604-525-3554

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

8055

Cleaning

MESSY HOUSE OR OFFICE? The most thorough cleaning or its FREE! Single Parent and Seniors Discount. Call 604-945-0004 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCED House Cleaning Lady. Reliable. Karryanne 604-762-0441

8060

8073

Drainage

COQ 2 BR townhouse, quiet family complex, no pets. $965. 604-942-2277

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

coquitlampropertyrentals.ca

6625

8160

Lawn & Garden

8080

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

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

604-708-8850

AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

THE REAL DEAL 3 Rooms $250

Exterior Special on NOW

Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

Free Estimates

BOOK A JOB AT

Quality Work You Can Trust!

778-997-9582 ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

604-727-0043

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

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

“Your Complete Sundeck Specialists”

Flooring/ Refinishing

A & W Landscape • Tree & Hedge, Clean-up, Power Wash, Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 MARC’S LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING. Spring Yard Clean up. 604-315-8954

THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

Moving & Storage 1 to 3 Men

Handyperson

45

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

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

NeedaGardener?

• Vinyl Waterproofing • Deck Rebuilds • Custom Built Railings • Patio Covers

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

8157

Findoneinthe HomeServicessection

9110

Collectibles & Classics

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

9125

9160

Sports & Imports

Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. Call 604-521-1567

Roofing

2001 Honda Prelude 200,400 kms, Auto, sunroof, Clifford alarm, auto start. All records avail. $6400. 604-992-5274 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538

A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

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

2000 MERCEDES Benz E55 AMG Beautiful exc cond 113,00 K’s Sell 12,900. 778-846-2933

Domestic

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

9130

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. BBB member

8255

Rubbish Removal

2005 Honda Gold Wing Trike GL 1800 30th Anniversary Edition, Silver 17,677 Miles Clear Title One Owner - $12,500. For any questions. email: jessie4603@gmail.com or call (250) 828-7184

Bulldog Disposal Co Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates- 7 Days/Wk Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca

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

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8205

2012 VW Jetta, 27,000kms, 5 cyl, 6 spd auto, no accid, like new. By owner. $19,998. 604-461-5851

9515

Boats

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,250. 604-209-1039

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4750. 604-519-0075

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Paving/Seal Coating

2H

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

8220

Plumbing

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 BRO MARV Plumbing/Electrical, $48 Service Call. 24/7. Plumbing, Heating, & Plugs. 604-582-1598

PTF Lawnmower & Small Engine Repair

9102

#6 - 2270 Tyner Street Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2Z1

Sports & Imports

Auto Finance

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,600 obo 604-786-6495 1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

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1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1800 obo. 604-433-3039

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

9530

Storage

M. RIDGE Priv outside Storage/ Parking for lrg equip/ Truck/Car/ RV/Boats etc 604-761-6935

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9110

604-468-1961

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

Lawn Equipment Repair

www.ptflawnmower.ca

AUTOMOTIVE RENTALS

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Workshops

MRIDGE, Thornehill, Clean, dry newer 1500sf Barn, power. Great for woodworker or car buff! $425. OR 450sf Storage space $100/mo. RV / Motorhome Outside Storage with power & sewer from $300 - $375/mo. On secure private ppty. Byron 604-761-6935

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

778.285.2107

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

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

DC STUCCO. 20 years exp. Fast, friendly service. All types of Finishes & Repairs. 604-788-1385

AFFORDABLE MOVING Call Nico: 778-878-2369

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

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

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8250

ALLQUEST PAINTING

www.jimsmowing.ca

8240

ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020

310-JIMS (5467)

8185

8130

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

604-771-7052

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

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Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Electrical

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276

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Moving & Storage

Spring Services

RNC DRAINAGE

−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791

Townhouses Rent

COQ 2 BR Apt., quiet complex, incls hot water, laundry facils, free parking, near amens, No pets. $995. Call 604-939-9281.

* Power Raking, Aeration, Fertilization Program * Spring Yard Clean-up & Pruning * Landscape and Garden Design and Construction * Cedar Fencing

Concrete

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

8185

B&Y MOVING

Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305

POCO renod 2 BR bsmt ste, own w/d, $1000 incls utils. Avail Apr 15. N/S, n/p. 604-789-3148

6605

Landscaping

Marc • 604-315-8954

BBY S. 3 BR house with full bsmnt, $1700 + utils, avail May 1, N/s, 1 cat or sm dog is ok. 604-523-5625 or 604-551-3289 BBY S, 3 BR w/bsmt, 5 appls, 2 bth, $2200. Avail May 1. NS/NP. 604-539-1959 or 604-612-1960

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Collectibles & Classics

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

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