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THE FUTURE OF RIVERVIEW
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017 Your community. Your stories.
Coalition fights for future of Riverview Public meeting on Thursday in PoMo JANIS CLEUGH
The Tri-CiTy News
A new lobby group aimed at keeping Coquitlam’s Riverview Hospital lands intact — and not developed for market housing — wants to turn up the heat as the provincial election draws near. The Coalition for a Healthy Riverview already has more than 1,100 names on an online petition from supporters around the world hoping to save the 244 acres as a place for mental wellness. Spokesperson Nancy Furness told The Tri-City News last week the coalition is still in its early stages and needs to reach out to the public and conduct more research. see HERITAGE, page 9
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The Coalition for a Healthy Riverview includes (from left) Katie Furness-Moore, Bill Willson, Nancy Furness and James Bobick. It will host a gathering tomorrow (Thursday) at the Gallery Bistro in Port Moody at 6:30 p.m.
Details few on PoCo homicide 44-year-old local man ID’d as the victim, cause of death not revealed
GARY MCKENNA The Tri-CiTy News
A man found dead near Port Coquitlam’s Hyde Creek recreation centre Saturday night had a criminal record and was
well known to police, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. Shawn Curtis George, 44, a Tri-City resident, was found unresponsive along the trail near the rec centre, in the
1300-block of Laurier Avenue, around 10 p.m. He succumbed to injuries that police said were consistent with foul play. But IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster told The Tri-City News on Tuesday that it is too soon to
say definitively how the victim died. “I can say we need an autopsy to confirm the cause of death,” she said. see GEORGE, page 7
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Private partner for covered sports field? sD43 seeks help for field for new Centennial school DIANE STRANDBERG The Tri-CiTy News
With sports fields at a premium in Coquitlam, School District 43’s plans for a private partner to develop land at Centennial secondary couldn’t come at a better time, says the chair of the Coquitlam Field Sports Association. Dave Jones, whose association represents all field sports groups in the Tri-Cities, says demand for field time is increasing, with more children and adults seeking recreational opportunities. A covered turf field with a running track would be especially welcomed, he said. “We’re probably going to see more demand for actual covered fields — look outside,” he said, referring to snow-covered fields that have caused dozens of soccer games to be cancelled in recent weeks. “It’s the weather and the greatest benefactor of that [covered fields] is the kids.”
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A covered field at Centennial secondary school would be welcomed, says Dave Jones of the Coquitlam Field Sports Association. SD43 put out a request for expressions of interest last week to seek a private partner to design, finance, build and operate a field or rec facility. It’s a new idea for the dis-
trict, said Ivano Cecchini, assistant secretary treasurer of facilities and planning services, but he said the new approach is being tried because the seismic rebuild of Centennial sec-
ondary didn’t allow for money for a new sports field. (There is already a sports field across the street with a running track.) A private partner would ensure a field gets built once the
older Centennial is knocked down, Cecchini said. “It’s a new process to try and bring in partners,” he said, noting that the space available is equivalent to a
full-sized soccer field. Indeed, there are numerous groups that might be interested, said Jones, who noted similar public-private partnerships are in place in the Lower Mainland where cities provide land, including Coquitlam, which has a partnership with Planet Ice for ice rinks and in Burnaby, where Fortius Sport and Health, has soccer and training facilities at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. A local sports organization might step up to build a covered field, Jones suggested, pointing to Pinnacles FC, which owns and operates the Adidas Sportsplex in Penticton, a covered soccer pitch with a 200 m track around the perimeter. “Knowing the cities have limited funds, as well as they try and spend it judiciously, it’s an interesting approach by the school district to do a field,” he said. Jones also said sports fields users are interested in what the plans are for recreational fields in the Burke Mountain neighbourhood with the development of schools there. email@example.com @dstrandbergTC
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For anyone who has struggled to find a date for Valentine’s Day, just know it could be worse. Coquitlam RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man they called an “internet romance fraud suspect” who stole a woman’s house keys and bank cards just days after meeting her online. The incident began on Jan. 1 when the suspect responded to a personal ad posted by the victim. “The man was very charming and was soon staying at the victim’s house,” police said in a press release yesterday. “The victim found herself spending all her time with the suspect but she never went to the suspect’s residence and
The “internet romance fraud suspect” currently being sought by the Coquitlam RCMP is about 45 years old with a stocky build. never saw his vehicle.” One week later, the man disappeared, taking the victim’s house keys and bank cards in the process. Money was withdrawn from her accounts; police said the suspect’s phone number and email address have since changed and he does not live at the address he
immediately. “Investigators believe there is a strong possibility that other
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initially claimed. Investigators believe there may be other victims and want to talk to them. Mounties have linked the suspect with three similar cases in the Metro Vancouver area and are asking anyone who may have come into contact with the man to call police
Be careful of suspicious sales people claiming to be from FortisBC and asking to see your furnace. The warning comes after the utility received a spike in complaints about scammers showing up unannounced at people’s homes in recent weeks, claiming to offer appliance or meter inspections, or selling or repairing any products. “Our visits are often by appointment, and we always carry valid identification,” the release said. “So, if you receive a visit from someone claiming to be from FortisBC, ask for their information and contact us to verify.” A FortisBC spokesperson says company representatives never go door to door. If the salesperson asks to see your gas or electricity bill, decline. Your bill contains personal information and should not be shared with anyone. If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre. ca or by calling 1-888-495-8501. As well, you should let your police department know: Coquitlam RCMP at 604-9451550 or Port Moody Police Department at 604-461-3456. Customers can also be certain they are speaking to a legitimate FortisBC customer service representative if they contact FortisBC at 1-888-224-2710.
McLaughlin. “We want to make sure no more women are victimized and we are asking for your help to identify the suspect as soon as possible.” According to police, the suspect is about 45 years old with a stocky build and a round face. He is 6’3”, weighs about 250 lb., with dark brown hair that may be in a ponytail, a trim beard and blue eyes. The suspect goes by multiple aliases, including Richard Harvey Silver, Jack Harvey, Dan Whelan and James Whelan. “Good, trusting people are most vulnerable to romance fraudsters but there are ways to protect yourself,” McLaughlin said. “Whether online or otherwise, be careful of people who want to get too close, too quickly and who always want you to pay.” Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to contact Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and ask for Const. Sienna Cook.
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Coquitlam cemetery will need to expand Expansion or new cemetery are two possible options
The Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery will reach capacity in the next 10 to 15 years and the city of Coquitlam needs to start thinking about expansion, according to a staff report.
One of the options outlined in the document is reviewing the existing site and see if some roadways or perimeter paths can be converted to allow for new plots. The city is also looking at using parts of the 1.5-acre forested section at the north end of the property for cemetery purposes. “Although potentially controversial, this space as the po-
tential of adding 10 to 30 years of full burial space if it were to be entirely converted to lawn plots,” said the staff report. The other options include exploring the potential of acquiring the Riverview Land Cemetery or finding new cemetery property in another part of the city. firstname.lastname@example.org @gmckennaTC
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Like American Idol, but for PoMo grants DIANE STRANDBERG The Tri-CiTy News
City budgeting usually elicits all the excitement of watching eggs fry but this Saturday’s participatory budget session in Port Moody is likely to get unusually animated. That’s because 11 groups will be vying for grants of between $1,000 to $5,000 — and appealing to the public for support. The group with the most public votes after presentations are completed will get the money based on the category they have entered. And as is usually the case with city budgeting, funding requests exceed the dollars available, with $30,000 to divvy up compared to $35,800 in requests. The pilot project in participatory democracy is an attempt by the city to experiment with an idea that is being tried in various cities around the world, from Porto Alegre, Brazil and Valleo, Cal. to Victoria and Tofino. “Council was adamant they didn’t want to make decisions around this, they want community to decide,” said Paul Rockwood, the city’s general manager of financial services. The idea of participatory budgeting has been around for a number of years and was discussed at a Union of BC Municipalities convention in 2015. Rockwood said PoMo councillors wanted to try out the idea and thought that the community grants program would be a good place to start. Typically, councillors make the decisions based on community appeals; now, people who turn up the Feb. 18 session (1 to 3 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre at city hall) will get to make the tough calls on spending. The idea, according to the city, is to enable the community to set priorities and make decisions about money, shifting some of the decisionmaking from elected officials to residents. In Brazil, citizens participate in budget decisions through a year-long process and in Vallejo, in northern California, participatory budgeting was used to approve public projects ranging from community gardens to park rehabilitation. Similar, grant programs were decided by the public in Tofino with the community partici-
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pating in a voting expo. Rockwood said members of the public have to be in the room to vote and those eligible include citizens 12 years and older, and can include those who are presenting.
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Seniors, hear about Wilson Centre future Meeting next week on plans for Wilson Centre JANIS CLEUGH
The Tri-CiTy News
Members of Port Coquitlam’s Wilson Centre can learn about planned changes to the seniors’ facility at a meeting next week. Lori Bowie, PoCo’s recreation director, will be on hand at the Feb. 20 session — from 10 a.m. to noon at Wilson Centre — to talk about how the popular space for those aged 50 and older will be affected by the redevelopment of the PoCo recreation complex. Other recreation staff will also be available at the coffee chat to address specific questions about interim and future programming. “The new centre will have ample program space to accommodate the Wilson Centre programs,” city spokesperson Pardeep Purewal told The TriCity News. She added, “Some art programs may be moved to Leigh Square but no final decisions have been made.” The current Wilson Centre building — one of Metro Vancouver’s largest seniors’ centres and located inside the aging PoCo rec complex — is
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To stay up to date about the PoCo rec complex rebuild, sign up for electronic notifications at portcoquitlam.ca/reccomplex or follow the progress on Twitter using the hashtag #pocoreccomplex. Call 604-927-7529 for program information or 604-927-5420 for project details, or email reccomplex@ portcoquitlam.ca. set to be demolished first as part of the rebuild, due to begin in mid-March. The Wilson Centre programs, which draw residents from around Metro Vancouver, will move to other locations within the existing rec complex during the upgrade. For example, an interim multi-purpose space will be built in the lobby and the Green Room and youth centre will be renovated to accommodate programs. As well, the current rec complex concession stand will be retrofitted with more prep space and commercial equipment “so we can continue with our daytime food service program,” Purewal said. Still, those taking ceramics and carving classes will be shunted to Leigh Square Community Arts Village, beside city hall. Wilson Centre, which has a board that advises the city, has about 1,200 paid members.
Besides it being a social and learning destination, Wilson Centre also hosts outside services such as blood pressure and foot clinics as well as government and income tax groups; those agencies will also have a home in the new Wilson Centre, Purewal said. Last year, Wilson Centre cost the city about $455,500 to run, which was offset by $284,000 in revenues (leaving an operating deficit of about $171,500). Ventana Construction is designing and building the 205,000-sq. ft. PoCo rec complex over the next four years at a cost of $132 million. When complete, it will include a leisure pool, a third sheet of ice, fitness centre, Terry Fox Library, childcare facilities and an outdoor plaza. It’s expected the first ice sheet will be ready by January 2019 and the entire project will wrap up in the summer of 2021. email@example.com
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Foster noted that details cannot be released to “protect the integrity of the investigation.” Foster added that members of the public have contacted investigators with information and police have been canvassing the area to gather evidence. She said that while George had a criminal record and was known to police, they had not identified any gang associations. IHIT has been working with the Coquitlam RCMP to better understand what occurred in the lead-up to George’s death and an autopsy is scheduled for later
in the week. “Mr. George was known to police, and investigators are working to determine the motive,” Foster said, noting that George was known to frequent the Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam areas. “Anyone who knew Mr. George is asked to contact police.” Anyone with any information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or be email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who wish to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). email@example.com @gmckennaTC
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Anmore petition to bury power lines Residents worry about electromagnetic fields DIANE STRANDBERG The Tri-CiTy News
A group of Anmore residents is petitioning Premier Christy Clark and the BC Utilities Commission to make BC Hydro put its new transmission line underground because of safety concerns. Urs Ribary said the utility is ignoring residents’ concerns and proceeding with plans to install a 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that will put families at risk of high exposure to electro-magnetic fields (EMF). “Somebody has to stand up and put on the brakes,” Ribary said. “We need a safer solution.” Although the existing line has cut through people’s yards along a right of way for several decades, people now are more aware of the health risks of EMF, Ribary told The Tri-City News. But spokesperson Judy Dobrowolski said the additional line will be consolidated with an existing line, reducing
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Some Anmore residents have been protesting a new power line through their community for some time. the number of structures and lowering the current magnetic field levels (existing levels are already within World Health Organization standards). But Ribary and his group say BC Hydro’s data on EMF exposure is incomplete and ignores the long-term effects of regular exposure. Putting the line un-
derground would avoid health risks to about 140 homes and up to 700 people, he said, but BC Hydro has not entertained the idea because of the cost. Dobrowolski said putting the transmission lines underground would cost $35 million compared to $9 million for the overhead structures. “We are gong to continue to reach out to impacted residents,” said Dobrowolski, noting that three properties will have the newer, taller poles, including one that doesn’t currently have a hydro pole, while three properties will be losing structures. A landscape architect will be hired to find ways to deal with sightlines and other landscaping issues. “It’s an existing right of way that’s been there for a quite a while,” she said. “We aren’t going to be buying properties.” Dobrowolski said the Metro North Transmission project would run from Coquitlam through Port Moody and Anmore to Burnaby, ending at Mount Pleasant in Vancouver, and Hydro says it is needed to ensure Metro Vancouver power needs are met for the growing population.
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Heritage and health issues key at R’view A meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) with TriCity Greendrinks at the Gallery Bistro in Port Moody, where coalition member and horticulturalist James Bobick will speak about the century-old arboretum on the Riverview site. “There have been lots of people and groups over the years who have talked about saving Riverview but coming at it from different angles,” said Furness, a Port Coquitlam resident who has a background in environmental sciences, “but there has been no single voice. We want to increase the power of our message by advocating as one group that includes mental health and heritage issues, and for the trees.” While the coalition is mostly backed at this time by NDP and Green party members — and does not include the city of Coquitlam or Kwikwetlem First Nation, which has a land claim on Riverview — Bobick stressed the coalition is broad-based and apolitical. “It doesn’t really matter who is in power,” he said. “We want Riverview to stay in public hands in its entirety, that’s what it’s meant for.” Furness said BC Housing,
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Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. This meeting will be held on:
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The intent of Bylaw 4735, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4735, 2017 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RS-3 One-Family Residential. If approved, the RS-3 zone would facilitate a three lot subdivision of the existing two lots, and the construction of a single-family dwelling, with the potential for a secondary suite, on each of the resulting three lots.
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The intent of Bylaw 4734, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4734, 2017 from RS-2 One-Family Suburban Residential to RS-11 Estate Single-Family Residential and P-5 Special Park. If approved, the RS-11 zone would facilitate the creation of four Estate SingleFamily lots, with the subject property’s existing dwelling retained on the most western lot. The P-5 zone will facilitate the protection of a portion of West Smiling Creek and its associated riparian area.
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Monday, February 27, 2017 7:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2
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The intent of Bylaw 4738, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4738, 2017 from RT-1 Two-Family Residential to RM-3 Multi-Storey Medium Density Apartment Residential. If approved, the RM-3 zone would facilitate the development of a six-storey, 82 unit apartment building.
How do I find out more information? Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from February 14 to 27, 2017 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430. How do I provide input? Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for each item. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity.
Tell your bad job story and maybe make a difference Employment standards group will be in Coquitlam DIANE STRANDBERG The Tri-CiTy News
Everybody has a story about their worst job but now, instead of being voiceless, wronged workers can speak out and foster change in the workplace. That’s the goal of the BC Employment Standards Coalition, a group of organizations seeking an updating of the province’s employment regulations, which is meeting with people to collect their bad job stories. On Feb. 27, the coalition will be in Coquitlam at Douglas College’s David Lam Campus (Room D1024) from noon to 7 p.m. to hear about issues such as unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, unfair firings and mishandling of restaurant tips. Co-chair David Fairey said the interviews will be private and confidential, and participants can choose to be anonymous. “What we’re going to do is gather these stories and compile the issues people are experiencing and publishing a report,” Fairey said, adding that the goal is to have the report completed before the next provincial election. He said the BC Employment
Speak up! You can comment on Tri-City News stories on our Facebook page Standards Act hasn’t been substantially reviewed since the BC Liberals first came to power — and then, some regulations were changed that made it difficult for workers to get their issues resolved. One of the problems, he said, is that they have to make an official presentation to their employer first, which some people might not be comfortable doing, when inspections and enforcement are what’s needed. “There has been a deleterious effect,” Fairey said. “It discourage workers from complaining about possible infractions of the act.” The act was last updated in 2002/’03 and jobs have changed substantially since then, with more part-time and contract work, he said, adding that employment standards need to keep pace with changes in the job market. Douglas College is located at 1250 Pinetree Way. More information is available at bcemploymentstandardscoalition.com. firstname.lastname@example.org @dstrandbergTC
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he Health Sciences Association deserves kudos for bringing up the issue of hallway medicine at Eagle Ridge Hospital, a concern that has rankled staff and patients for some time. It turns out the wards rented out to The Mountain Between Us film production haven’t been needed or used for some time due to improved patient flows, according to Fraser Health, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem at ERH. Maybe we are naive but it would seem that patients being treated in the hallways is a problem — it’s not the film NEWSROOM 604-472-3030 DELIVERY 604-472-3040 DISPLAY ADS 604-472-3020 CLASSIFIED ADS 604-630-3300 n
that created the issue but lack of space in the emergency department. ERH is a tremendous community resource that provides needed health care services to thousands of residents each year. But as the 2016 census showed, the region’s population is increasing and ERH emergency capacity has not kept pace. In fact, in 2016, there were 50,619 emergency room visits. Of the seven community hospitals, ERH ranks third in the volume of patients served by the emergency department, and the hospital space is 50%
of the recommended size. As a result, there are times patients face long waits and, sometimes have to spend a few hours — even up to a day — in a temporary bed in the hallway. This is not a good situation for patients or families as the last place they want to be is in the emergency department and being forced into a hallway, separated from the general public by a thin curtain at a time of illness or injury only adds stress to a difficult situation. A master site concept plan has already been developed
to provide for immediate and long range needs. What’s needed is a green light for ERH emergency room expansion, estimated at $15.5 million. Let’s not see any more photos of beds in hallways. Instead, let’s work together to ensure that ERH serves this community well now and into the future. And local fundraising is not enough — we need to hear from the provincial government that funds for an emergency department expansion are on their way. firstname.lastname@example.org @TriCityNews
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EAGLE RIDGE HOSPITAL
That space for filming is Kudos in PoMo needed at Eagle Ridge for snow work The Editor, Re: â€œUnion & FHA clash over filming at ERHâ€? (The TriCity News, Feb. 8). The Fraser Health Authority argues that 1) patient care has not been compromised by losing 20 beds and a large rehab room to a movie company and 2) the 20 beds have not been needed for over a year. In Trump-speak, those are â€œalternative facts.â€? I was in one of the â€œunneededâ€? beds up to Aug. 6, 2016 and I had my rehab in the room that is now leased. It is obvious that hospital beds are needed and that rehab is being compromised. The therapists are wonderful and should not have to work in such conditions. The day after the movie company took over the wing, the therapy was moved. And that is a fact, not an alternative fact, as spun by FHA. Statistics Canada reports that Canadaâ€™s senior population
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Overcrowding in the emergency room is just one issue at Port Moodyâ€™s Eagle Ridge Hospital. now outnumbers young people (those 15 or less) and that the number of seniors is expected to increase at a rate four times that of the population at large. As well, there are people in
pain and suffering waiting for surgery and constant line ups in emergency spilling out of the inadequate space. There has been too little funding from the Federal and
the provincial governments for a decade or more. FHA should not put a spin on what everyone knows is a national disgrace. Yvonne Harris, Port Moody
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The Editor,Â Re. â€œSD43 spends 10X usual budget on snowâ€? (The Tri-City News, Feb. 10).Â Three times daily, my wife and I walk our dog past Glenayre elementary school in Port Moody. Following the recurrent snow storms through December to February, a School District 43 contractor kept the sidewalk bare (or at least down to compacted snow). We appreciated this diligence and civic service.Â As well, Glenayre elementary has an effective â€œWalk on Wednesdayâ€? program to encourage students to walk to school. The extraordinary effort to keep the sidewalk clear greatly aided this program.Â Finally, many parents who drive their children to school rely on curb parking along Glencoe Drive. The city of Port Moody and the SD43 contrac-
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tor worked together to keep the curb snow-free. This action facilitated traffic movement and enabled children to exit and enter vehicles from the sidewalk, thereby increasing safety. Global atmospheric warming may make these extreme snowfalls the â€œnew normal.â€? I congratulate SD43 for being prepared. Derek Wilson, Port Moody
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The Tri-CiTy News
As spring approaches — ever so slowly — many Grade 12 students are eyeing the end-of-school rite of passage filled with finery and looking forward to the day when they get all dolled up for the prom. But for some students, the cost of tickets, a dress (or a tux), shoes, hair and make-up is beyond reach. And that’s where the team behind Project Enchantment steps in. They’re once again raising money through a pub night fundraiser to help underprivileged Tri-Cities grads enjoy their big night in style. “It can be really expensive” for students and their families to purchase everything for grad night, said Shari O’Neill, who is organizing the fundraiser at the Burrard Public House in Port Moody on March 1. As in previous years, O’Neill is asking for donated bottles
of wine, which are assembled into baskets and raffled off at the fundraiser. The goal is to collect 36 bottles and said whether it’s red, white, rosé or sparkling, any wine is appreciated (homemade bottles cannot be accepted), particularly if it’s “something you would appreciate winning.” Along with the wine baskets — which also include two tickets to an Evergreen Cultural Centre performance — the fundraiser will feature a 50/50 draw and a live auction for a weekend in Whistler. The money raised helps pay for tuxedo rentals, shoes, alterations, hair and make-up, and grad tickets. It all comes together for the Night of Enchantment in early March, when students go to Heritage Woods secondary to select dresses and accessories and have their hair and makeup done. A photographer from Life Touch studios is on hand — with caps and gowns from each of the Tri-Cities’ high schools — so that they can have grad photos done for free as well. “It’s very important to the kids… who otherwise can’t afford it,” said Carrie Clark, a
“When you see them come in and then see them leave — how they’re feeling… the thankfulness and gratitude — your heartstrings just pull.” Carrie Clark, a School District 43 youth worker and one of the ‘enchantment fairies’ involved in Project Enchantment School District 43 youth worker and one of the many “enchantment fairies” who help organize the event each year. Without the help of a donated dress and all the bling, Clark said many students from low-income families would be missing out on an important milestone as they transition out of high school. “When you see them come in and then see them leave — how they’re feeling… the thankfulness and gratitude — your heartstrings just pull,” Clark said. Organizers purchase some dresses with funds raised at the pub night but they rely heavily on donated grad dresses; Clark said donations have been
slow to trickle in this year and they’re hoping many more come in over the weeks to come. Anyone who can donate a dress (preferable less than five years old) can do so at Heritage Woods secondary or to the youth worker at any other TriCities high school in the week before March 7. To donate wine for the pub night fundraiser (March 1 at 5 p.m.), drop off bottles at Port Moody Flowers in Newport Village by today (Feb. 15). Tickets for the pub night fundraiser are $20, available by contacting oneill.clan@ shaw.ca.
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Social literacy is goal of Canadian culture series for newcomers at local libraries Immigrants learn about giving gifts and casting votes DIANE STRANDBERG The Tri-CiTy News
earning a second language is only one challenge when moving to a new country. Many Tri-City newcomers also struggle with the social conventions such as weddings, birthday parties and gifts, or the rules around voting, garbage set-out times and bears. But a series of seminars being held at local libraries and sponsored by the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee is promising to demystify some of these Canadian traditions and cultural expectations, according to outreach co-ordinator Ann Johannes. “Literacy isn’t just learning to read and write. It’s learning what happens in a community and cultural sensitivity — it’s important when learning about other cultures,” Johannes said. “We live in such a multicultural society and we embrace that.” Over the past few weeks since the Canadian Culture
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One of the best attended sessions in a series of seminars being hosted by local libraries and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee was one on civic responsibility, including voting. Another such session will be held on Feb. 23 while one of food will run three days earlier and others will be held on different dates in March and April.
and You series started at libraries in Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam, there has been a great deal of interest, with dozens of people turning out to learn about Canadian cultural norms. Among the more wellattended was one on civic responsibility, where partici-
etitian and a restaurant owner talked about Canadiana food traditions, food labels, healthy eating, restaurants and food allergies. Johannes said the idea for the series came out of discussions among members of the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee representing local librar-
pants learned about the rules for voting and who qualifies to cast a ballot. Johannes said people were curious about the upcoming provincial election. Other popular panels included a discussion on weddings, funerals, birthday parties and gifts, and one on food, during which a local di-
ies, Douglas College, School District 43 and immigrant and refugee agencies. Although the presentations are in English, Johannes said the topics are geared to the language abilities of the newcomers and so far there has been a lot of lively discussion. “For the social events [discussion], we had to cut off the speakers because people kept asking questions,” she said. Upcoming workshops are free and run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; topics and dates are as follows: • Civic responsibility: Thursday, Feb. 23, Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre
branch; and Tuesday, March 14, Terry Fox Library, PoCo. • Bears, bikes and backcountry: Monday, March 27, Port Moody Public Library; Tuesday, April 11, Terry Fox Library; and Thursday, April 27, Coquitlam City Centre branch. • Food: Monday, Feb. 20, Port Moody library; and Thursday, March 23, Coquitlam City Centre branch. • Social events and gift giving: Monday, April 24, Port Moody library. People who plan to attend should RSVP by emailing email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org @dstrandbergTC
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Champions for children sought for awards Recognizing the contributions of community members in the healthy development of children is the goal of the eighth annual Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards.
This year, the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee is looking for nominees in six categories: • individual champion – direct service role; • individual champion –
leadership role; • individual or group champion – working with children who have special needs; • and group or organization champion; business champion and volunteer champion.
These champions could be anyone in the community who promotes the well-being of young children (under six years of age) through a personal or professional relationship and has demonstrated a
commitment to providing a better future for our children. Repeat nominations are also welcomed if the individual, group or business has not won previously. Nominations close on
March 17 and the winners will be honoured at an awards banquet on May 11 at the Molson Canadian Theatre at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam. To submit a nomination, visit www. tricitiesecd.ca.
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In conflict after a divorce? TCT has a course for parents Divorces and accompanying conflict aren’t uncommon — and neither are the negative effects on children. That’s why Tri-City Transitions Society (TCT) has launched Parallel Parenting: Co-parenting Stronger, a program focused on reducing conflict between parents by dramatically altering the way they communicate between themselves in front of their children. Divorce doesn’t mess kids up, conflict does, according to TCT, which says children need their parents to continue to contribute to their care and upbringing after separation. As well, children have the right to expect their parents and caregivers to work together, whenever possible, to ensure the child’s needs are met. TCT’s Parallel Parenting supplements the province’s Parenting After Separation program, which is focused on creating and implementing respectful communication between parents in the best interests of the child. Parents learn about their legal rights and
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• Burke Mountain’s community group, North East Coquitlam Ratepayers Association, meets Victoria Hall. Speaker at 7 p.m.: longtime Burke resident Dave Menzies, who will speak about Burke and Coquitlam’s earliest days of settlement. Regular meeting starts at 8:15 p.m. Info: 604-970-2579. • Coquitlam Needlearts Guild meets, 7-9:30 p.m., Come Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-5199997.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
• The Circle of Friends, a social group for 50+ fun singles who are looking to meet new friends and participate in social events such as walking, dancing, dining out, travel, theatre, etc., meets at 7 p.m. at PoCo Legion, 133-2675 Shaughnessy St. to plan events. Info: Nina, 604-941-9032.
• Shoreline Writers’ Society meets, 1 p.m., Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St. New writers welcome. Info: Helmi, 604-462-8942. Gathering Place, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo.
MONDAY, FEB. 27 • Tri-City Photo Club meets, 7:30 p.m., in the drama room at Port Moody secondary school, 300 Albert St., Port Moody. Speaker: Meighan Makarachuk on food photography and styling. Guests always welcome. Info: www.tricityphotoclub.ca.
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• Tri-City Singles Social Club, which offers opportunities for 50+ singles to get together and enjoy a variety of fun activities such as dining, dancing, theatre, travel, movies and more, meets, 7 p.m., Legion Manor, 2909 Hope St., Port Moody (street parking only). New members welcome. Directions & info: Darline, 604-466-0017.
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• Coquitlam Needlearts Guild meets, noon-3 p.m., Come Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-5199997.
• Share Family and Community Services presents YOLO: Youth Offering Listening Opportunities. 6:30-8:45 p.m., at Share, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody. Listen to youth share their life experiences in order to help parents understand their own teens better. Register by Feb. 20 by contacting Sabrina, 604-365-0636 or email@example.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7 • Have you considered becoming a foster family? There are children and youth in the TriCities who require skilled, caring foster parents. To learn more, the Ministry of Children and Family Development invites you to attend an information session, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 200-906 Roderick Ave., Coquitlam. Info: call North Fraser Recruitment Team, 604-764-8098.
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• Family resource centre at Minnekhada middle school, PoCo, offers multi-sensory
and math tutoring; rate is $25 per session. Tutors are Orton Gillingham-trained and centre works in cooperation with SD43. Registration is ongoing. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Parents, grandparents, and caregivers who want to connect with others who are raising children, gain and offer support and understanding, gain information about parenting and other concerns, and have their children cared for while doing so, free of charge, can join a parent support circle. Parent Support Services of BC runs a Wednesday evening circle in Burquitlam. The support circle is an anonymous, confidential self-help group for parents with children 12 years old and under. Info: 604-669-1616 or www.parentsupportbc.ca. • Ignite Choir at Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship is for kids 6-14 who love to sing, dance and act; the goal is to give children and youth an introduction to music and. The choir meets Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 13. Info: www. erbf.com. • Breastfeeding or pregnant and wanting to learn more? Looking for information or help? La Leche League Coquitlam groups offer informal, guided discussions and a chance to connect with other nursing mothers. New meeting location: Share Family and Community Services, 2615 Clarke St., PoMo. Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Women interested in
breastfeeding and their children are invited to free monthly LLL meetings. Info: 604-520-4623 or www.lllc.ca. • Baker’s Corner Pre-school is a parent-participation pre-school that offers play-based classes for three- and four-year-olds and is located in Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-461-5848 or bakerscornerpreschool.com. • Share Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop–in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play–based program for children up to five years old and their parents/caregivers. Info: Azar, 604–936-3900. • Parent and Tot Drop-in: open to parents with children from birth to 5 years old; offers safe and nurturing environment; children learn songs, stories and eat healthy snacks together; parents are full participants; free; open 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam, and 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Seaview elementary school, PoMo. Info: Arshia, 604-937-6971. • Tri-City Family Place, a drop in centre for children up to five with their caregivers, is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (September to June), 2062 Manning Ave., PoCo. Info: 604-942-4672. • Share Family and Community Services parent support circle runs Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Mountain View elementary school, 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. Open to all parents, grandparents and/or caregivers. Participation is free and childminding and snacks are available. Info: 604-937-6970.
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Barrie Seaton, president of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, with past president Ron Goyette, who is organizing a winter blues festival at Riverside secondary on Feb. 26 to benefit the Starfish Pack program.
Blues concert to aid school food program JANIS CLEUGH
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Tired of the snow and cold, wet weather? The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial invites you to chase the blues away at a winter blues festival later this month at Riverside secondary school. Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the music concert and dance features some of the best blues, R&B, soul and funk acts in the Lower Mainland such as Port Moody’s Diane Lines, a musician in the late Dal Richards orchestra who will headline the PoCo show. Also in the lineup are Steve “Mug Dog” Sainas, the founder of the Rock School program at Terry Fox secondary and a Juno-award winner for his teaching talent, and R&B Allstars and Incognito. Centennial club president Barrie Seaton said support for the Feb. 26 festival has been “phenomenal. As soon as everybody hears where the proceeds are going to, they’ve cleared their schedules.” The club, which is marking its 12th year, only started sponsoring the Starfish Pack initiative last month. Over the past six weeks, its members have helped to feed 13 PoCo students at two schools, loading their back-
packs full of food —courtesy of Save-On-Foods on Ottawa Street — on Thursdays and distributing them on Fridays, for family meals on the weekends. “When we heard about the need in our own community, we could not believe it,” said Ron Goyette, a Centennial past president and organizer of the winter blues fest. Added Seaton, “We’re all in favour of feeding the hungry overseas but when you hear about the need right at home, people are more likely to respond. And that’s what we’re doing.” Goyette said the club hopes to raise around $20,000 for the cause, which costs $525 per student per academic year. He said the club members chose to host a winter production to avoid competition with other fundraisers in the spring and summer. “It’s different from what anybody else is doing,” Goyette said. • Tickets for the Winter Blues Festival on Feb. 26, from 2 to 9 p.m., are $45 through http://tinyurl.com/ hcxadzy. Food will be served by the Riverside secondary culinary students with drinks (at a cash bar) poured by Northpaw from Coquitlam and West Coast Cider in Port Coquitlam. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Austin Dawe, Meg Ursaki, Jeffrey Luong, Maraya Franca and Riley Garrett star in the upcoming musical Rock of Ages at Riverside secondary school in Port Coquitlam.
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Long hair, loud guitars JANIS CLEUGH The Tri-CiTy News
For at least two teen actors at Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary, Rock of Ages is the perfect send-off in their graduating year. The 2005 rock/jukebox musical tells the story of a smalltown girl wanting to make it big— kind of the same story for the two female leads in the high school production that opens next week. Best friends Maraya Franca and Meg Ursaki have stars in their eyes when they talk about Sherrie, the character they were double-cast to play by drama teacher and director Nicole Roberge. Sherrie is “a dreamer and leaves for Los Angeles to be an actor, without the support of her parents,” Franca explained. “We can both relate to her be-
cause she’s so free and fun.” The pair both auditioned for the role last fall and were thrilled to be chosen together, said Ursaki who portrayed a nun in last year’s Anything Goes. “She’s a girl with a big dream and that’s what we have, too. We can’t wait for university and see what happens in our future.” The girls, who both have applications in with Simon Fraser University to study acting in September, say this year’s musical is one of the best, incorporating 54 cast members in grades 10 to 12 plus sets from students in a new school program called PAL. Roberge said she picked Rock of Ages to reflect her actors’ bubbly personalities. And she expects their parents will be singing along as the songs are from their generation: music from Def Leppard,
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Joan Jett, Van Halen and REO Speedwagon, for example. “The cool part of Rock of Ages is the mashed-up songs,” Roberge said during a rehearsal last week. “You can have one song that’s three power ballads.” Set in the Ronald Reganpresidency year of 1987, Rock of Ages opened in New York City in 2005 and closed a decade later, making it the 27th-longest running show in Broadway history after more than 2,300 performances. Five years ago, it was made into a movie starring Julianne Hough as Sherrie, with mixed reviews. Franca, who was Bonnie in Anything Goes and in the ensemble for In The Heights in 2015, said Riverside has “high-schoolized” the content to make it more family friendly. Still, “we haven’t taken away
from the story,” she said. Roberge said the students have poured their heart and soul into the musical, adding 100 extra hours to their schedule after school, including on Family Day weekend. “We haven’t gotten home before 8 p.m. in the past two weeks,” Franca said with a shrug, however, “because we’re such a large cast, we’re like a family. This has been a very special place for us lately. I’ll be sad to see it go after grad.” • Tickets to Rock of Ages at Riverside secondary (2215 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam) are $12/$10 at the door on show night. It runs Feb. 23 to 25 and March 1 to 3. Choreography is by Nicole Roberge and Shelby Simmons (class of 2015) and musical direction is by Krista Wallace. email@example.com
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Mardi Gras show marks 100 years since first jazz album JANIS CLEUGH The Tri-CiTy News
It’s been 100 years since the first commercial jazz recording. And, on Friday, the Creole Jazz Band will be in Coquitlam to retell the two tunes famously cut in New York on Feb. 26, 1917. Coquitlam resident Kevin Yeates and his ensemble will be at the King of Life Lutheran Church to perform the A and B sides of the original album: Dixieland Jass Band One-Step and Livery Stable Blues — songs that are now part of the traditional jazz repertoire. Composed by the Original Dixieland Jass Band — a group of Caucasian musicians from New Orleans made up of Tony Spargo, Edwin “Daddy” Edwards, D. James “Nick” LaRocca, Larry Shields and Henry Ragas — the songs were
released on March 7, 1917, as an instrumental under the Victor label; the album sold more than 1 million copies. Many jazz bands sprung up in the wake of their success and versions of the band’s songs were covered extensively including later that year by W.C. Handy’s Orchestra of Memphis, on Columbia Records. The Creole Jazz Band’s performance ties in with Mardi Gras — also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the annual Carnival celebrations landing on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany. The Creole Jazz Band is best known locally for its New Orleans Jazz Funeral, which started in Coquitlam on New Year’s Day last year and has since moved to a larger site in New Westminster. Yeates said the Dixieland
sound “is a very popular form of music especially with older people and swing dancers. They live off this stuff,” he told The Tri-City News last week. As well, many British expats who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s in England enjoy the tunes as the style had a resurgence back then. Proceeds from their Feb. 17 show will support a newly settled family from Syria, now living in Coquitlam; that family is also being helped by a Lutheran church in Seattle that had difficulties with the government supporting a refugee family there, Yeates said. • Tickets to The Mardi Gras Show at the King of Life Lutheran Church (1198 Falcon Dr.) at 7:30 p.m. are available at the door on show night or online at creolejazzband. yapsody.com. Refreshments will be served by the church’s youth group.
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A.W. Cardinal and Jasmine Colette — aka Blue Moon Marquee — make their way to the Terry Fox Theatre for Port Coquitlam’s second Sunday Coffee Concert of the season. The pair hit the stage at 2 p.m. for an energetic show filled with original tunes inspired by the likes of Tom Waits and Django Reinhardt. Audience guests can meet the duo afterward. Tickets are $13/$11/$7 (children under 12 have free admission) by calling the city at 604-927-7529 or visiting experienceit.ca.
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The Syrian Madonna and, right, a multimedia piece for Canada 150 — with fabrics to represent the colour of faces in this multicultural country; it was designed with help from Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart and his wife, and Coun. Teri Towner. Festival du Bois. “I’m very vocal about women’s rights,” said Founouni, who has his master’s degree in philosophy and is an auxiliary constable with Coquitlam RCMP. “I have studied that, no matter what religion, the women are to blame for things going wrong. It is them who are accused of the fall from grace and our society today is shaped by these archaic texts. It’s ingrained.” Rather than dwelling on the negative stereotypes, Founouni presents his women in a new light. His Syrian woman ap-
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With the help of Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart and his wife, and Coun. Teri Towner, Founouni also created a large fabric quilt to depict the many colours of Canadian faces. The piece is in honour of the country’s 150 year in 2017, he said. • Zeid Founouni’s Blame Eve! Migrations of the Female Soul runs until March 17 in the Atrium Gallery at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). The opening reception is Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
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4 FOODS THAT CAN BOOST ENERGY LEVELS Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. No one wants to consume foods that will make it harder for them to get through the day, so the following are a handful of foods that pack an energetic punch. 1. CASHEWS: Cashews, which are high in magnesium, help to convert sugar into energy. Magnesium deficiency can lead to low energy levels, so nuts that are high in magnesium, including cashews, can provide that mid-afternoon jolt that some people are seeking. Cashews are high in calories, so it’s best for those looking to lose weight or maintain healthy weights to adhere to serving suggestion guidelines.
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The Heritage Woods Kodiaks dealt a rare loss to the Pinetree Timberwolves during the opening round of the Fraser Valley North AAAA high school boys basketball playoffs last Thursday. The Kodiaks, who finished the regular season with a 4-3 record, defeated the first-place Pinetree secondary 67-59, in game that had both teams jockeying for position in the standings ahead of this week’s Fraser Valley tournament. Heritage Woods followed up Thursday’s victory with another win over Port Moody secondary Friday night, a game the Kodiaks won 66-62. Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary also took down a Tri-City opponent last week. The Ravens defeated Coquitlam’s Dr. Charles Best secondary 73-51 are set to play their first match of the Fraser Valley tournament tonight (Wednesday) against the Clayton Heights Riders. Meanwhile, the Centennial Centaurs will take on Kwantlen Park, while Pinetree faces off
against Sardis secondary and Port Moody is expected to play Enver Creek. Dr. Charles Best will play Panorama Ridge in the opening of their Fraser Valley tournament. Depending on who wins the first batch of games, the tournament will continue on Friday and into the weekend. The final match of the Fraser Valley will be played at the Langley Events Centre on Feb. 26. The AAA high school girls will also be in action this week for their Fraser Valley regional championship. Centennial was expected to kick off the tournament with a meeting against Lord Tweedsmuir Tuesday afternoon (after The Tri-City News’ deadline). Fox had a game against Panorama Ridge and Charles Best was expected to take on W.J. Mouat, while Gleneagle was set to play Brookswood and Heritage woods was scheduled for a game against MEI. The Riverside Rapids were scheduled to play Yale secondary in their first game of the tournament, which continues with games going into the weekend. For a complete schedule of the boys and girls Fraser Valley championship tournament, go to www.fvbball.org. firstname.lastname@example.org @TriCityNews
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Arnold wins big in Vegas, gets ready for nationals Kyler Arnold is too young to hit the casino floor, but he still managed to strike gold last month in Las Vegas. The Grade 8 Eagle Mountain middle student took home gold in the cadet 57 kg Olympic black belt division after going 4-0 at the U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships in Nevada. More than 2,000 competitors were at the event, with Olympic ranking points on the line. Arnold is heading to Calgary for the national competition in May, and hopes to qualify for
Team Canada for the Cadet Pan Ams this fall. He is not the only martial artist in the family. His sister Ashlyn Arnold also competed in Las Vegas last month, and after dominating her first match came up short against the ranking number two athlete at the event. She finished ninth overall out of 37 athletes, earning valuable Olympic points. The Heritage Woods secondary Grade 12 student is heading to Montreal in March, where she will compete in the senior national championships. There, she will join other athletes who are vying for a chance to represent Canada at the worlds in Korea this summer.
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The Coquitlam Express will look to end a five game losing streak when the Wenatchee Wild visit the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex tonight (Wednesday, 7 p.m.). The club has not played since last week’s 5-3 loss to the Chilliwack Chiefs, in a game that saw the home team fall behind early and struggle to re-take the lead. After the visitors took a 4-0 lead, Owen Stout, who has been away with injury for a large chunk of the season,
managed to net his tenth of the year, after burying a pass from linemate Mitch Newsome late in the second. Then in the third, William Lawrence netted his tenth of the season assisted by Jordan Schulting, who went on to pot Coquitlam’s third goal of the game a few minutes later. The Express appeared poised for the comeback, but failed to find the equalizer. In the dying seconds of the game, Chilliwack’s Jordan Kawaguchi put the game out of reach when he sank an empty-netter. Coquitlam is in for a tough
game if they hope to put a notch in the win column tonight. Wenatchee is the top team in the BCHL and currently leads the Mainland Division with a 38-8-4-0 record, good enough for 80 points. The American club is also the highest scoring team in the league and are second to the Penticton Vees in the goals-allowed category. Meanwhile, Coquitlam is last place in the Mainland Division. For more information about tonight’s game go to www.coquitlamexpress.ca.
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1731-1939 Anderson Way, 1875-1951 Broadway St (odd), 1930-1956 Brown St (even), 1711-1793 Langan Ave (odd), 1710-1780 McLean Ave (even), 1920-1952 Valens St, 1708-1792 Warwick Ave. 9207 3220-3590 Cedar Dr (even), 3313-3422 Fir St, 819-899 Hemlock Cres, 3351-3398 Hemlock Cres, 3464 Inverness St, 781-881 Pinemont Ave, 771-879 Wright Ave. 8753 3451-3458 Burke Village Prom 6001 100-170 Brookside Dr. 9001 1258-1314 Bradshaw St., 1804-1939 Jacana Ave., 1261-1341 Pitt River Rd. (odd), 1812-1956 Yukon Ave 6009 122-220 Douglas St, 115-165 Elgin St, 2304-2336 Henry Street, 220-2350 Hope Street, 2201-2339 St.George Street, 2201-2331 St.Johns Street. 9896 1486 Johnson Street 9025 910-983 Fort Fraser Rise If you are interested in delivering the papers, please call Circulation 604-472-3040 Other routes not listed may be available, please contact our office
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PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm corner suite $1,050 Includes heat/hot water - 1.5 blks to bus stops - 2 blks to Safeway/medical - City park across street - Gated parking & elevator - Adult oriented building - References required * SORRY NO DOGS * Call for appointment 604-464-3550
BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
SUITES FOR RENT BBY S, 3 BR upper dup, 1.5 ba. NS/NP. $1540 +60% utls. 604-539-1959, 604-612-1960
TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT Now accepting applications for 3BR units at the Coquitlam Kinsmen Society, 1320 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Please pick up at site between 10am - 2pm.
HOUSES FOR RENT BBY S, 3 BR with bsmt, 2 bath, $2250. NS/Cat OK. 604-539-1959, 604-612-1960
COMMERCIAL PORT COQUITLAM: 775 - 3,000
sq ft, ground floor commercial area. Facing onto city park. 2 blocks from Lougheed/ Shaughnessy intersection. Call 604.464.3550
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Spring Services • Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing •Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •
DRAIN Tiles, Sewer, Water,
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HOME REPAIRS RENOVATIONS INSTALLATIONS Done Quick. Licenced. Done Right. Bonded. Guaranteed. Insured.
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HOME SERVICES PAINTING/ WALLPAPER
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13. Tokyo’s former name 16. Monetary unit 17. Bones 20. To avoid the risk of 22. Dry goods unit of volume (abbr.) 25. Megabyte 26. Unwell 27. Expresses disapproval of 29. Central nervous system 31. We all have it 34. Expression of bafflement 36. Tributary of the Danube
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