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Measles scare leads to hike in no. of shots Almost four times as many shots over same period in 2018 Diane StranDberg dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Johanne Dumas, executive director of La Société francophone de Maillardville, outside Our Lady of Lourdes Church, which opened in 1910 for the first Catholic mass in the community now known as Maillardville. The church and Laval Square have been recognized through B.C.’s recent Francophone Historic Places Recognition Project. For more information, see story on page 21. Diane StranDberg/the tri-citY newS

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A huge uptick in the number of immunizations in the Tri-Cities over the last two weeks may be the reason for long waits for booking at Fraser Health’s call centre. Fraser Health numbers for the Tri-Cities show nearly four times more people received measles vaccinations between Feb. 24 and March 8 this year compared to the same period last year. Awareness caused by a measles outbreak at a French school in Vancouver and other instances of the disease in Metro Vancouver are likely why 315 people sought immunizations at Fraser Health public health units in those two weeks, compared to 82 for the same period last year.

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The Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees group is in need of a variety of items to renovate two apartments to make them livable for refugee families, including two washing machines, two dryers, a stove and two conventional 30-inch fridges, bunk beds, twin beds, double beds, floor lamps, bedside table lamps and welcome mats. As well, the group is looking for language mentors and car insurance for a donated vehicle or funds to assist with this.

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he contrast is startling. One Coquitlam townhouse has rat feces in the doorway; another boasts a lawn swing, kids’ shoes and two terracotta planters filled with flowers. One is the home of a Syrian refugee who has made a successful life for herself and her two children in Coquitlam. The other is an empty townhouse that is so badly damaged and neglected, it would take an army of workers to make it habitable. Fortunately, the Tri-Cities has such an army. This community is home to dozens of volunteers, tradespeople, developers and others who are committed to providing a welcoming environment for refugee families fleeing war-torn Syria and other dangerous places. They have formed the TriCities Friends of Refugees group and are providing the muscle to get these homes renovated so families — who pay rent based on their income — can move in. So far, 10 homes have been repaired in the last two years, with another that needs a complete renovation. And so far, it appears those who have moved in are making a new life as Coquitlam residents. Their children attend local schools, they work at jobs in the area, help one another and the community — they pick up litter on a nearby street

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the kindnesses they’ve experienced. “That’s the part that has really inspired me to keep going with this,” said Teri Towner, a Coquitlam city councillor who helped organize the task group when refugees began arriving in B.C. in 2016. “This is going to be someone’s home.” On a tour of the projects, one almost finished, another that needs a lot of work, Towner described how a group of community volunteers with a desire to welcome visitors started Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees. They started with casual language classes and community orientation but when a fire destroyed the Cottonwood apartments in Burquitlam, where many refugees where temporarily housed, the group stepped in to find a longer term housing solution.

Towner said the Friends are a group of people who come together, often via a callout from Facebook, to help out with demolition, repair, paint, carpet and appliances or other support, such as driving or first aid lessons for newcomers. “This isn’t permanent housing, this will be redeveloped, too. Look at how close it is to SkyTrain. It will be redeveloped in five, six, eight years,” she said, describing the non-profit complex that had been struggling with how to deal with some badly damaged units and will likely be replaced one day with higher density housing. “But at least it’s stable housing for now,” she said. Over the months, as each unit was cleaned out and repaired by volunteers, newcomers have moved in, many of them families who were

• Refugees from war-torn countries continue to arrive in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, according to the most recent numbers from the Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSBC), with 12 people arriving in Coquitlam between October and December 2018 and six arriving in PoCo. • In all, 24 government-assisted refugees arrived in Coquitlam last year, the fourth most popular destination after Surrey, which saw 318 GAR individuals; Burnaby, which saw 123; and Vancouver where 86 refugees moved in 2018. • This year, BC will accept 900 refugees, the majority expected to come from Syria, according to ISSBC. identified by local agencies or had been displaced by the Cottonwood fire. One Syrian family relocated to Coquitlam from Haida Gwaii, where they had been sponsored. In Coquitlam, the family is closer to hospitals for the daughter, whose leg had to be amputated after it was injured by shrapnel from a bomb that fell on her home in Daraa, Syria in 2013. “She is doing so well now that she has been fitted with a proper prosthetic and you can see her on the playground,” Towner said. Another refugee family credits the home provided by the Friends group for some of her success. “Teri and [Mayor] Richard

{Stewart], they bring us to here. They give us a beautiful house, and me and my kids are super happy,” said Betul Nebhen, who works at Phoenix Truck and Crane in Coquitlam. Nebhen said she loves her home, which was painted and carpeted by volunteers and furnished by the Friends. Just a few doors away, however, in the other townhouse, walls are dirty, carpet is torn and there are holes in the closet doors. It will take determination, the work of a lot of volunteers, to make it as nice as the one where Nebhen is raising her two children. But Nebhen and Towner have no doubt that it will get done.

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Inspire a love of cooking and baking in your kids with two programs that will get them creative in the kitchen. Pinetree Community Centre is hosting a Cakes, Cookies and Cupcakes program that will focus on basic recipes, as well as fun decorating techniques. Fans of savoury cuisine can check out our Creative Cooks class that will teach basic cooking skills and kitchen safety. Different recipes will be created each class with a focus on healthy eating. Classes are open to children seven to 10 years old. For more information, or to register, visit coquitlam.ca/pinetree today. Bon appétit!

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What Happens at a Town Hall Meeting? There is no set agenda at a Town Hall meeting. Instead, these more informal meetings provide community members an opportunity to voice their opinions, suggest new ideas, and ask questions of Council. Senior City staff are also in attendance to respond to inquiries. The feedback provided at these sessions provides Council and staff important information from residents and businesses about City services, changes taking place in the community and future opportunities.

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Faster emergency response times to help injured and sick people could be had if B.C.’s firefighters were given more responsibility. That’s the bottom line for Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart who welcomes a recommendation by B.C.’s auditor general to get paramedics and firefighters working together more seamlessly. Earlier this month, Carol Bellringer released her Access to Emergency Health Services report, calling for improvements to how emergency services were delivered to the province. Stewart, whose city doesn’t have a signed agreement with the BC Emergency Health Services, said he supports the idea of having the Ministry of Health work with BCEHS and local governments to improve coordination of emergency services. But B.C.’s firefighters, including Coquitlam Fire and Rescue, should be able to do more to help patients when they attend calls, even if it

means firefighters have to be trained to a higher level. “There are way more firefighters in the Lower Mainland then there are paramedics at any given time,� he said, suggesting there are roles to play for both paramedics and firefighters and those should be clearly laid out and understood by both parties. Coquitlam has 20 firefighters working at any given time ready to respond to emergencies, he said, and if deployed more efficiently, could help reduce the response time. According to the audit, ambulance response times in urban areas achieved the nine minute or less target 50% of the time in 2016, well below the 70% BCEHS target. In 2018, crews hit that target response time 51% of the time, improving a single percentage point after more staff were added and new procedures put in place. But Bellringer said BCEHS is doing a number of things to reduce response times, including increasing the number of paramedics and ambulances, as well as introducing a new dispatch approach and other alternatives to traditional emergency response for patients.

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Mid-rises, highrises around SkyTrain are key elements DIANE STRANDbERg dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Coquitlam’s new plan for its City Centre aims to reduce sprawl, stop the destruction of older and still affordable homes, keep a lid on rising assessments and create lively neighbourhoods,. Those are the broad-brush aims of proposed land use changes for the City Centre Area Plan (CCAP), which focus on areas surrounding existing SkyTrain stations and along the Barnet Highway and Pinetree Way corridor — an area of low-density strip malls and parking lots — leaving untouched a large area of singlefamily homes, older mid-rise buildings and newer condos. “We’re never going to get out of the housing crisis if we tear down all our existing housing,� said Andrew Merrill, Coquitlam’s manager of community planning. To make sure highrises stick close to transit, the CCAP framework being studied by city council already rules out high-density housing on the outskirts of these areas. As a result, planning for the Falcon Drive SkyTrain station

Highrises have to stick close to transit — specifically, Evergreen Extension stations — under the city of Coquitlam’s City Centre Area Plan framework. tRI-CItY NEWs FILE PhOtO

will likely be delayed for years until housing around the current stations is built up. This is necessary to focus development and prevent sprawl, the city says Coquitlam has already received requests from property owners advocating for highdensity residential development along Barnet Highway and Christmas Way, which the city would like to see turned into a mix of commercial, office and light industrial space, and three petitions from property owners in the areas of Inlet Street and Falcon Drive advocating for high-density residential development

where the city wants to see mid-rise development. Concentrating high-density development around current SkyTrain stations is necessary to make better use of public infrastructure and create more lively neighbourhoods, Merrill said, while allowing development to sprawl would create a hodgepodge of disconnected neighbourhoods, destruction of existing housing stock and inflated assessments. Still, if the city is to add 24,000 people by 2046 — its share of Metro Vancouver growth — a lot more construction will be required in

the coming decades. Growth has already been slower than anticipated in recent years, with 1,500 fewer people moving into the area than expected, so any future building would likely have to catch up. But Merrill said building more towers is necessary to create a lively downtown and make sure there is a place for people to live, as well as to leverage contributions for parks and public buildings and keep prices “more affordable� for teachers, firefighters, and other workers. “We leverage development to get the good things we want. We want library or office space. We need to leverage residential growth to get those,� Merrill said. But there is a lot of work to be done before the new City Centre area plan is complete. Coquitlam is also looking at how to boost the number of office, light industrial and commercial properties to create jobs and business opportunities in the area, where parks and public amenities should go and how to pay for them, and how best to utilize city land at the corner of Guildford and Pinetree ways. A draft plan will be presented to council this summer, after which a final round of public consultation will take place.

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Fremont connector still awaiting final agreement, funding JAnIS ClEUgh jcleugh@tricitynews.com

There’s still some road painting and landscaping to do but the $312,500 work to improve traffic and pedestrian safety along Cedar Drive in Port Coquitlam is, for the most part, complete. The north-south corridor that links Prairie Avenue to the lower slopes of Burke Mountain was recently updated with curb extensions at Pinemont, Patricia and Lincoln avenues, and a raised crosswalk at the Traboulay PoCo Trail — as well as more sidewalks on the east side, north of Essex Avenue — in a bid to slow commuters along the stretch that has a 50 km/h limit, schools, parks and trail access points. The traffic volume on Cedar Drive is also an ongoing issue, said Forrest Smith, PoCo’s director of engineering and public works, during a site tour Monday with capital projects manager Jason Daviduk and Coun. Darrell Penner, a former area resident who is council’s public works and transportation liaison. Since 2010, city staff have

From left: Jason Daviduk, Port Coquitlam’s capital projects manager; Forrest Smith, the city’s director of engineering and public works; and Coun. Darrell Penner, public works and transportation liaison, at the new raised crosswalk at the north end of Cedar Drive, a busy two-lane road on the city’s northside. JANIS CLEUGH/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

seen a 34% spike in the number of vehicles travelling Cedar Drive — a significant bump they attribute to the neighbourhood densifying as well as the growth uphill in Coquitlam. “Typically, we only like to see a 2% increase a year,” Smith said. The 4,300 vehicles that drive the two-lane road on each weekday have been a constant source of complaints by area residents. The topic came up in during community consultations to look at safety measures and, in 2014, when the city hosted

a public meeting about the proposed Fremont connector, a contentious yet-to-be-built link from Burke to Lougheed Highway, near Fremont Village. Currently, with only three ways to get to and from Burke (David Avenue, Coast Meridian Road and Cedar Drive), the need to get Fremont built is mounting. Penner said tensions between PoCo and Coquitlam on the Fremont alignment are thawing and city managers are now revisiting the planned route, trying to find ways to make it work — other than

down Devon and Burns roads with a hook at Prairie Avenue, an alignment decided by PoCo council in 2015. Dan Mooney, Coquitlam’s transportation manager, said both cities will be applying to the Agricultural Land Commission later this year to look at a route option that would cross farmland, farther to the east. “We’re not opposed to their route,” Mooney said of PoCo’s proposal. “We’re not stuck on their position but we need to have Fremont act as an intermunicipal road.” Last fall, both cities made a

joint submission to TransLink to have Fremont be included in the Major Road Network, which would provide regional money for operations, maintenance and rehabilitation. But while receptive, Mooney said, the TransLink mayors’ council denied the request as Fremont is still not built. “Our community is bearing a very heavy burden from the development on Burke Mountain,” PoCo Mayor Brad West told The Tri-City News Wednesday. “There is pressure in Port Coquitlam. My position and direction to our staff is to continue to work with their colleagues in Coquitlam and do all the things that are going to have to happen to take this forward and eventually get something done.” In the meantime, Mooney said Coquitlam is pleased PoCo is making safety upgrades along Cedar Drive. “In the absence of the Fremont connector, that’s the prudent thing to do,” he said. “Safety is paramount. Whether it’s Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam drivers is irrelevant.” • Tuesday, Port Coquitlam’s committee-of-council directed staff to report back next month on options for phased improvements along Prairie Avenue, from Shaughnessy Street to Cedar Drive, and plans for public consultation.

The cases against two former Port Coquitlam city workers will be back in provincial court later this month. Last Thursday, files against Harold Lewis and Dean McIntosh went before a justice of the peace and were put over until March 21. Lewis, 56, of PoCo, is accused of theft under $5,000 for allegedly stealing copper piping from the municipality while working as a water operator. He was one of seven city workers in the engineering and public works department fired last summer due to allegations of theft and selling the product for scrap metal for personal gain over a 10-year period. Their dismissals came two months after McIntosh, a former facility co-ordinator, was sentenced for stealing about $175,000 from the city over three years. Last May, he received an 18-month conditional sentence order after he pleaded guilty to obtaining money over $5,000 by false pretences. Now, McIntosh stands accused of breaching the conditions of his sentence; the latest charges were filed in January in Maple Ridge. Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel for the BC Prosecution Service, told The Tri-City News last Friday those allegations relate to breaching his curfew and that he “not attend any casino or any establishment where the primary purpose is gaming or games of chance.”

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Public Input Opportunity Business Bylaw Amendment No. 4116 Please take notice that pursuant to Section 59 of the Community Charter, the City of Port Coquitlam may, by bylaw, establish regulations for businesses. The City wishes to amend the current Business Bylaw, 2010, No. 3725 regarding Suite Rental Businesses. A copy of the proposed bylaw amendment and the original Business Bylaw are available for inspection from Wednesday, March 13th until Tuesday, March 26th at 4:00 pm, except weekends or statutory holidays. The Bylaw will be considered for final reading at the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm. If you wish to comment on the proposed bylaw, you may write to the Corporate Office prior to the meeting, or attend the Council meeting on March 26th at 6:00 pm, at which time you will be given an opportunity to be heard, or to present a written submission.

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Port Moody will spend up to $40,000 for consulting help as it develops a plan for dealing with climate change. In a report, the city’s sustainability and energy coordinator, Laura Sampliner, said the consultant would be used to help analyze and model energy use as well as emissions by the city, its residents and businesses so

new targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases by 2035 and 2050 can be established. Those gases have been shown to be a significant contributor to climate change. Sampliner said the technical nature of the work is beyond the capabilities of city staffers without additional help. The consultant will also assist staff in the development of Port Moody’s final climate action plan, that is scheduled to be presented to city council by late September or early October. Sampliner said Port Moody had hoped it could create a twoyear staff position to help get the work done through a funding

agreement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities but the city’s application wasn’t approved, so its $40,000 share, which had already been allocated for the position, can be put towards hiring a consultant. The money comes from the city’s carbon offsets community reserve fund, which Sampliner estimated will have a closing balance of $495,000 by the end of the year. It is replenished by about $100,000 annually from British Columbia’s climate action revenue incentive program. Port Moody is already taking a number of steps to help counter the effects of climate

Port Moody’s free Shoreline Shuttle bus service has made its last stop. But the city will look to formalize a verbal agreement with The Club seniors’ group for the use of its bus to operate a limited shuttle service between the civic complex and Rocky Point Park during special events such as RibFest and Canada Day celebrations. Jeff Moi, Port Moody’s general manager of engineering and operations, told council at its meeting Tuesday such a service could cost up to $10,000 for three event weekends.

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almon conservation groups are hitting back against the new Made in B.C. Wild Salmon Strategy — and with good reason. While hatchery-raised salmon are important for restoring vital creeks and streams, salmon raised in a hatchery in no way replace wild salmon, and hatchery programs shouldn’t be given equal weight to other strategies for a long-term plan to save wild salmon. We have long supported programs in the Tri-Cities that help educate children and adults about the importance

of wild salmon. These programs are critical for teaching people about the importance of salmon as a keystone species, with research showing that people who know about salmon will care about them more. As well, hatchery salmon are important for revitalizing the natural habitat and supporting animals that feed off them. A healthy creek, stream or river is also good for wild salmon. But there were years when nobody cared. Through the 1960s and 1970s, salmon were considered secondary to industry, housing development and hydro power, which resulted in the decline of local waterways. Thankfully, we have local groups such as the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society, the Hoy-Scott Creek Watershed Society, the Hyde Creek Watershed Society and

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the Port Moody Ecological Society, which have restored their creeks, and the PoCo and District Hunting and Fishing Club and the Kwikwetlem First Nation, which have promoted salmon enhancement in the Coquitlam River. But while these programs are important — including promoting sockeye passage in the Coquitlam River — scaling up large hatchery programs in the province that could compete with wild salmon is

not the solution to improving salmon runs, which have been in a calamitous decline. Concerns about this possibility have been raised by groups such as the Watershed Watch Society and several SFU professors. They note that large-scale hatcheries could spread disease and increase fishing, which could then jeopardize wild salmon populations. Our position is that smallscale community hatcheries are important but the new Made in B.C. Wild Salmon Strategy should stress policies and laws that promote habitat protection and restoration, including work to improve water quality, and deal with climate change. We also support the recommendations for more data and research, monitoring and enforcement to improve the chances of wild salmon survival now and into the future.

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The Editor, Re. “SD43 China trip is on hold — for now” (The Tri-City News, March 7). In a country where human rights and rule of law are dirty words, two Canadian citizens have been arrested on nationalsecurity grounds and a third one was sentenced to death. On the other hand, reporter Diane Strandberg in The TriCity News informed us that a planned trip to China for School District 43 trustees and officials remains on hold. She also wrote: “Board chair Barb Hobson said the trip, which was to have taken place this month, has been postponed and the situation continues to be monitored.”

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Does Coquitlam Trustee Hobson and the rest of trustees know what patriotism implies? Do she and the other trustees understand what

conflict of interest means? Why do trustees have to go to China every year and not to countries with a culture similar to ours if they really want to bolster relations between education officials? In December, a Glacier Media article informed the public: “Multiple Canadian universities — including two B.C. schools — are using computing services or accepting money from controversial Chinese tech giant Huawei despite repeated warnings from the country’s intelligence service of Chinese companies’ possible involvement in statesponsored espionage.” Likewise, the Canadian Security and Intelligence

Service (CSIS) said in an academic outreach report last May: “Beijing will use its commercial position to gain access to businesses, technologies and infrastructure that can be exploited for intelligence objectives, or to potentially compromise a partner’s security.” In addition, B.C. has record numbers of birth tourists, mainly from China, and an invasion of foreigner nationals whose questionable millions are displacing Canadians from real estate market. In view of the above, one has to wonder why the trustees are so excited about going to China instead of heeding CSIS’s advice. Marta Posilovic, Coquitlam

The Editor, On March 7, I received a pamphlet in the mail from the city of Port Coquitlam titled “Budget at a Glance.” I believe this is a waste of taxpayers’ money as it should have been mailed with our utility tax bill, which I received exactly two weeks

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The city of Coquitlam has released a draft cemetery services plan that sketches out a roadmap for the future of its only cemetery over the next 30 to 40 years. The plan for Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery comes after the city realized traditional burial plots would run out in the next three to four years if it doesn’t act. But opening up space for more burials has necessitated a re-imagination of a traditional cemetery. In a metropolitan area where land is at a premium and cities struggle to find solutions to a housing crisis, they also now find themselves grappling with the rising cost of dying. As Coun. Bonita Zarrillo said to council last June, “If no city decided to expand or zone, how does B.C. as a prov-

ince and Canada as a country plan to deal with death as a society?” Based on population growth and data on burial preferences, Coquitlam calculated it would need to bury or cremate 31,000 people over the next 50 years. At the moment, the cemetery covers its expenses through a direct cost-recovery, meaning it breaks even with every burial. The new draft plan proposes price hikes that range between 10 and 20% to keep up with rising costs of traditional burials and cremations. To ensure there’s enough cash on hand to maintain, operate and grow the cemetery, the draft plan proposes to help establish a cemetery capital reserve fund that, at $17.1 million by 2047, would cover the costs of buying and developing new land at an unspecified point in the future. Across the province, municipalities run public cemeteries. That means both a certain level of democratic accountability and access. In the same way Coquitlam residents get priority when it comes to public services like the library or community

A map from 1937 of what would become Robinson Memorial Park. The city says the cemetery could soon run out of space. CITY OF COQUITLAM ARCHIVES

pool, those looking to be buried at Robinson Memorial Park get certain advantages if they live — or lived — within city limits. In the case of cremation, non-residents will have to pay 50% more than residents and 25% more than former residents, according to the draft plan. In other ways, costs will increase across the board; for example, marker permit fees will nearly double, from $92

to $176. It’s not just the cost of dying that will change with the new plan. Last summer, the city of Coquitlam conducted a survey of nearly 600 residents, asking them a range of questions about their plans for death and how those would fit in with the future of Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery. About a third of respondents said they would prefer to be cremated and buried; 44% said they would like to

be cremated and memorialized in a niche wall; and 33% said they would prefer a green burial in which their ashes are laid to rest in a reforested area with a common marker. That’s a major departure from traditional burials, which not only are more costly but also take up more space, said Lanny Englund, the manager of parks planning and forestry who oversaw the draft plan. When plans were drawn up for Robinson Memorial Park in 1937, many would likely have gasped at the thought of walking over graves. But as the Tri-Cities grow, the grid of paths that once led to and divided the interred will likely vanish. “As land becomes more valuable, we’ll use these pallbearer walkways for cremated and full-burial remains,” said Englund. Traditional expectations around what is and what is not acceptable appear to have changed significantly since the cemetery was built. According to last summer’s survey, 94% of respondents supported the idea of allowing new family interments in an occupied plot after about 40 years.

“We’ve come to a very good spot,” said Coquitlam Coun. Brent Asmundson. “We’ve got a lot of support from the public.” The first phase of the draft plan is expected to stretch from the time it’s approved (Asmundson expects it will go to vote at council before the summer) to 2020, and will include clearing more than 1,200 green burial plots and 380 traditional plots. At this early stage, the plan also calls for installing columbarium pedestals and memorial boulders. Phases two and three, expected to roll out in 2023 and 2030, respectively, are proposed to include the construction of new columbarium walls and fill in even more space that would otherwise be left open in a traditional cemetery. Still, with the cost of land so high, Asmundson questions whether the plan will go far enough to keep the cemetery in public hands. “Do you stay in the business of providing services or do you let the private sector step in?” he said. – with files from Grant Granger

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Zarrillo aims for MP job She was re-elected to Coquitlam council in October ’18 vote DIANE STRANDbERg dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

A Coquitlam city councillor who was re-elected just under five months ago is launching a bid for a federal NDP nomination even though it could trigger a byelection to replace her. Bonita Zarrillo announced last Friday she is running for the NDP nomination in the riding of Port MoodyCoquitlam, which is currently held by MP Fin Donnelly, who announced in December he wouldn’t run for re-election. Zarrillo told The Tri-City News she was urged to run and said while a byelection for Coquitlam municipal voters could eventually be the outcome, it would be worth it. Zarrillo was first elected in a byelection in 2013 held after councillors Linda Reimer and Selina Robinson won seats in the B.C. legislature. That byelection cost taxpayers ap-

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proximately $140,000. “Many of the people that elected me to city council, so many of them were saying they would like me to run [federally],” Zarrillo said. “I heard from the community. They seemed comfortable with it and I think it’s a great opportunity to be their voice in Ottawa.” Over the next few weeks, Zarrillo will be busy running a nomination campaign against competitor Sean Lee, who also ran for Coquitlam council in the Oct. 20 election, failing to win a seat, but she said she

thinks she can manage both tasks. “I’m very well known in the community, so I’m fortunate that way — a lot of people are reaching out to me, it makes it easier when the community is behind you.” After announcing her campaign, Zarrillo has just a few weeks to amass the support she needs to win the nomination, with a vote scheduled for March 31. But Zarrillo said it’s too early to say whether she would resign her post as Coquitlam city councillor— triggering a byelection — to run her federal campaign. “I will wait until the nomination is over, then I can move forward and start planning,” Zarrillo said. While it’s not unusual for municipal politicians to keep their seats and resign only if elected — as NDP MLA Rick Glumac (a former Port Moody councillor) did after winning his current job — Zarrillo’s launch into federal politics comes just a few months after winning a second full term on council.

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Zarrillo was unapologetic, however, saying it’s not unusual for municipal politicians to continue their council jobs while also campaigning at another political level. “I plan on carrying on my duties, working as hard as I always have for the city of Coquitlam.” Lee, who is on the NDP riding association’s executive as communications director, was a first-time candidate in last fall’s civic election. Zarrillo placed fourth in the campaign to retain her seat for a second full term while Lee placed 12th out of 19 candidates. NDP MP Fin Donnelly announced his retirement in December, after the municipal election, but Zarrillo said she is not disappointed he didn’t make the call earlier. “I think Fin has served this community very, very well and I wouldn’t have any frustration for the work that he does. He’s been an amazing advocate for the people in this community. I respect any decision that he makes,” she said.

The Liberal Party of Canada declared Sara Badiei its candidate for the riding of Port MoodyCoquitlam last Saturday, kicking off her campaign seven months before the Oct. 21 federal election. Badiei has a background in engineering, having started her career at BC Hydro working on gridscale transmission planning. She then spent a cou- SARA BADIEI ple of years with a power company in California before jumping into a string of humanitarian positions — in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines with Doctors Without Borders; in Afghanistan working to treat municipal water with the Red Cross; and in Jerusalem as an energy specialist with the World Bank. Several Liberal MPs were on hand at Port Moody’s Old Orchard Hall to celebrate Badiei’s nomination, including Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam’s Ron McKinnon, Burnaby North-Seymour’s Terry Beech, and Harjit Sajjan, minister of national defence and MP for Vancouver South. The Conservative Party has yet to choose its candidate for the Port Moody-Coquitlam race but last Friday, Coquitlam City Coun. Bonita Zarrillo launched her bid to win the NDP nomination in the riding. The riding was left wide open when NDP MP Fin Donnelly — who has held the seat for nearly a decade — announced in December he would not run for re-election.

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Notice of Intention to Consider Issuance of a Temporary Use Permit When: March 26, 2019 at 7pm • Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody, B.C. Port Moody Council will consider issuing the following Temporary Use Permit: LOCATION MAP - 3044 St. Johns Street, 3039 Spring Street

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Get in touch! How do I get more information? Review the proposed Temporary Use Permit #3080-20-07 and related information at the Planning Division counter on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or at portmoody.ca/tup after Wednesday March 20, 2019.

How can I provide input? 1. If you believe your property is affected by this permit, comment directly to Council during Public Input on March 26, 2019. 2. You can also send a submission in writing before 12 noon on March 26, 2019 by emailing clerks@portmoody.ca or faxing 604.469.4550.

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Up the hill from the big box stores on Lougheed Highway, a beautiful white church stands as testament to the determination of Coquitlam’s original francophone community to preserve its culture. Our Lady of Lourdes Church and the surrounding Laval Square have been recognized through B.C.’s recent Francophone Historic Places Recognition Project. “For me, it was a very proud moment when we gave it the OK,” said Joanne Dumas, executive director of Société francophone de Maillardville, who was a member of the committee that vetted 180 sites to designate 23 as B.C.’s historic francophone places deserving of recognition. The church was built in 1910 by francophone labourers who had left their homes

A procession at Laval Square and Our Lady of Lourdes Church in 1921. Coquitlam arChives

in Ontario and Quebec for employment at Fraser Mills and was an important centre of life in the community. Prior to their arrival, the mill owners created a mill town of 20 houses, a store, post office, hospital, office block, barbershop and pool hall. Dumas said it took five years to get the province to consider recognizing francophone places of heritage and the importance of the francophone community to the development of the province. Named for Fr. Edmond

Maillard, a young Oblate from France, Maillardville is now firmly entrenched as an important historic place and will be included in the BC Register of Historic Places and submitted for inclusion in the Canadian Register of Historic Places. Other important sites include the Old Fort Langley site (1827 to 1839), which is valued as the first location in southwest British Columbia where voyageurs over-wintered. The site is the predecessor to what remains of the current Fort Langley, later built by the

Hudson’s Bay Company after the original site was abandoned in 1839. Dumas said it was a “nobrainer” to add Maillardville to the list because of its longevity, impact on the development of Coquitlam and the fact that is was the only organized francophone neighbourhood in B.C. Maillardville had a credit union, a grocery store, schools, its own police and fire brigade, scouts, baseball and hockey teams, a band and bingo nights and many

cultural events, many of them supported by the church community. The original church burned down in 1912 and the second was built shortly after and survived until a newer church was built in 1938/’39. According to the Maillardville Heritage Inventory, the church at 830 Laval Sq. provides the focus and spiritual core for the French Canadian community of Maillardville while the square shows the role that religion played in the formation of Maillardville, and the transfer of an eastern town planning model to the west.

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A candidate who unsuccessfully ran in last fall’s civic election is asking Coquitlam city hall to give printed information to voters about all the people running for council seats. March 4, Nicola Spurling spoke to council-in-committee to request the city cover the costs of a mailout that would provide photos and short biographies of the contenders. Currently, the city only gives those campaign details via its website — and not in print. “It could be just a flyer, perhaps three or four pages double-sided,” Spurling told The Tri-City News last week. “It wouldn’t cost that much to publish and would be helpful.” Spurling asked the expense to be included in the city budget

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for subsequent elections. In previous campaigns, the city has sent out packages containing candidate brochures but the cost of distribution and printing is borne by the candidates — if they can afford it. The topic was raised last June at council but no changes were made before last October’s vote. Spurling argued money is tight with campaign financing rules that prevent office-seekers from collecting cash from corporations and unions. And she contended a citywide mailout that includes the

candidates’ condensed information would boost voter turnout in Coquitlam; last October, turnout was about 26%. Spurling said the city could have afforded such a mailout last year as it budgeted up to $350,000 but spent $307,000 (chief election officer Lauren Hewson, information, privacy and administration services manager, said the invoices are still coming in). Spurling estimates the flyer would cost taxpayers up to $45,000 to send out. Still, at the March 4 committee meeting, members made no recommendation to council. Coun. Bonita Zarrillo, who discussed the matter with city council last summer, said a marketing page is included with the candidate brochure package but is interested to see that expanded to include biographies. “The playing field needs to be levelled,” Zarrillo said. “Currently, the situation is inequitable and it favours those who can raise the campaign money.”

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In the Youth Zone

12:00pm – 12:30pm 1:00pm – 1:30pm 2:00pm – 2:30pm 3:00pm - 3:30pm

In the Children’s TENT – 12:30pm Youth Zone 12:00pm 1:00pm – 1:30pm

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1:50pm – 2:20pm 2:40pm – 3:10pm 3:30pm – 4:00pm

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Festival du Bois 2019 opens with its third annual Friday Night Contra Dance, featuring live music from The Sybaritic String Band, Vancouver’s premier contradance band. Contra dancing is fun and friendly social dancing done in lines of couples to traditional music played live. There’s a dance caller who teaches “figures” on the spot, like in square dancing, and prompts you during the dance. It’s easy! Come on your own or bring a partner and have a great time! Everyone, from first-timers to seasoned veterans are welcome!


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Here is a recently formed trio performing a new kind of tradition-based Acadian music. From Baie Sainte-Marie (Clare), an Acadian region in southwestern Nova Scotia, three music veterans got together to employ the organic sound of live instruments (violin, keyboard, bass) as well as pre-recorded and live-mix sequences to merge traditional Nova Scotian and electronic music. Their mission: to offer you dance rhythms that reflect the vitality and energy of this music in an original and exciting way.

Seconde Nation

With roots in Quebec’s Mauricie region, this celebrated international touring quintet perform a dynamic mix of original compositions and re-workings from the traditional French and Québécois repertoire. With their stunning musicianship, glorious harmonies, friendly camaraderie and on-stage charisma, ‘TDR’ has been described as “a gregarious gang of lovable misfits creating a festive atmosphere wherever they go”.

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From Highway 1 East or West, take Coquitlam exit 40. Follow Brunette Avenue NE to King Edward Street. The Festival is on the corner of Brunette & King Edward corner in Mackin Park. Only a 30 minute drive from Vancouver!

Originally from West Africa, BC-based guitarist, singer and three-time Juno-winner, Alpha Yaya Diallo has earned a global reputation for the excellence of his musicianship and for successfully uniting the traditional and the contemporary. Growing up, Diallo was exposed to a variety of cultures, absorbing musical traditions and influences from the Malenke, Sousou, his own Foulani people and others. Now a musician of global renown, he’s considered one of the greats of African music – simultaneously innovative and grounded in his rich cultural roots.

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Meet a dynamic Acadian folk quartet from New Brunswick! With music steeped in the tradition, from 2016 to 2017, this group of happy musicians was at the heart of the acclaimed show L’Acadie, a country that tells itself in Moncton, NB and France, where they performed 80 shows. Seconde Nation plays music from the rich Acadian repertoire along with their own compositions. Their entertaining and energetic shows combine storytelling, tradition, comedy and outstanding musicianship, making it impossible to stay in your seat.

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Originally from Maliotenam in north-eastern Québec, Shauit Kashinemu is a remarkable singer-songwriter making a name for himself in the aboriginal community internationally, as well as in the greater music world, TV and film. Singing in Creole, French, English, but predominantly in his native Innu, his songs are honest, sometimes political, reflections of his life, his culture and his worldview. This one-of-a-kind artist ingeniously mixes Innu traditional music, indigenous folk and other popular genres – often with a reggae, pop and dancehall flavour.

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Folk Jam Tent BC is home to a wealth of superb and eclectic musical talent, and Jou Tou is a prime example. World music veterans Qiu Xia He and André Thibault’s aim their formidable chops at French music from around the world — adding their own global twist! You’ll hear everything from French and North African music to Gypsy, French Caribbean and Québécois songs plus originals based on an array of influences. The French “joue tout” means play everything – and they do that, and very very well!

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Prince Edward Island and the windswept Magdalen Islands, this is where the trio Vishtèn comes from, and their music is both a celebration of their Acadian roots and an embracing of Celtic and other Maritime folk traditions - traditions that find connections stretching south to Cajun Louisiana and across the Atlantic to the Shetlands. There’s accordion, fiddle, flutes and vocals. There’s foot percussion, bodhran and stepdancing. With a wealth of traditional and original tunes in hand, expect some musical magic.

Be green, use public transport: Take the Skytrain to Braid Station, and transfer to Bus #156 or #153 eastbound up Brunette Avenue to King Edward Street. The festival site is on the corner of Brunette & King Edward in Mackin Park.

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André’s mission is to keep the grand legacy of French Canadian traditional music’s greatest singers and songs alive for the next generation to enjoy. Sing along with him to Alouette, hear Félix Leclerc’s The North Train, along with songs by Pierre Daigneault, Oscar Thiffault, La Bolduc and many others. With just his voice, a guitar and harmonica, André shares the beautiful songs of the francophone oral tradition with humour, panache and a good heart. Come join in!

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1116 Brunette Avenue • www.coquitlamheritage.ca Enjoy a tour of historic Mackin House Museum. Open 12pm – 4pm both Festival days.

From Hwy 1, westbound or eastbound, take Exit/Sortie #40 Brunette Ave. NE to Lougheed Hwy.

The shack is located at the origin of Maillardville in 1909 and is intended to be a place of worship in urban forests. It evokes the preservation of all kinds of forests, which are transformed into experimental forests that become spiritual and witness to time (in photos). They are at the origin of villages like Maillardville and the Festival du Bois. It is time to celebrate these green cathedrals and to rediscover that deep bond that unites us to them forever.

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No dogs allowed on the Festival grounds except service dogs for the visually impaired.

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Si vous utilisez votre voiture afin de vous rendre au parc, que ce soit en covoiturant ou non, vous serez en mesure d’utiliser le stationnement et navettes : allées J et K toutes les 15 minutes, au niveau de l’entrée principale. Il est aussi possible de marcher la distance restante entre le magasin et le festival (trajet d’environ 10 minutes).

Some Festival artists offer new insights into their music and culture in an informal workshop setting at Mackin House, right across the street from the Festival’s Main Gate. Just follow the signs!

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If you use your car, carpooling or not, you will be able to use IKEA’s parking (aisles J Put your balance,and K). Once parked, you can either use the shuttle system at the main entrance endurance and sense of (leaving every 15 minutes) or walk the remaining distance (approximately 10 adventure to the test at this minutes).

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Calling kids of all ages! The Youth Zone is a special area of the festival that’s full of great things for kids and families to do. Get your face painted courtesy of Conseil Scolaire francophone – École des Pionniers de Maillardville, then enjoy a fun performance in the Petit Chapiteau (Children’s Tent). There’s lots more to do on site, including stopping by the Sugar Shack for some maple taffy on snow. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for Ernestine, our lovable mascot! Frenchie the Clown

La Boussole Saturday 12:00pm Children’s Tent La Boussole presents a new puppet theater show. Come discover the creative results of the puppet making workshops held by the members of La Boussole Francophone Centre as they express their voice, experience, and artistic talents. La Boussole (The Compass) is a Vancouver non-profit community and social center serving Francophones in need.

Jean-Pierre Makosso Saturday 1:00pm / Children’s Tent Born in a traditional community in Pointe-Noire in Congo Brazzavile, Jean-Pierre Makosso now invites you to share his experience with Makosso Village – a place of stories that will capture your heart. There is music and dancing and you’ll laugh, cry and move your body. You’ll roar with the lion and dance with the monkeys. Your spirit will soar high above the Congo jungles.

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Saturday 2:00pm / Children’s Tent

Podorythmie is Québécois for “foot rhythms”. It’s also a five member all-gal group known for their high energy and good time performances of French Canadian music and dance. With fiddle, accordion, songs and lots of hard shoe step dancing interspersed with crankie (moving panorama) shows, Podorythmie performances are exciting, unique and fun for the whole family.

The Grand Chapiteau (Big Tent) is where you’ll find the works of talented artisans for sale along with info kiosks where you can learn about local francophone and community organizations. Drop by the Info and Souvenir Booth and pick up some artist CDs, maple syrup, Festival t-shirts, hats, and other souvenirs!

CRAFT BOOTHS ARTISANAT Tojo Sticks and Bags Coconama Chocolate Froggers And more!

Will is a Juno-nominated singersongwriter, CBC Kids TV star, educator and dad whose multilingual music ignites imagination and motivates movement in the young and young-at-heart. Drawing from his own experiences, Will creates songs and stories that entertain the whole family. Through witty wordplay and catchy choruses, Will inspires kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world.

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Roving Performers Frenchie The Clown Frenchie has been entertaining kids of all ages for more than 20 years. He is delighted to be back at the Festival du Bois. Born in Montréal, he now hails from Vancouver, where he has worked as a comedian since 1988. Joey Lespérance enthusiastically assumes his persona of Frenchie the Clown as he performs daring stunts.

Fanny Starchild & Friends

Fanny Starchild and her friends bring some sparkling fun, excitement, music and magic wherever they go. Prepare to be surprised and delighted! The troupe are also lovers of Mother Earth, making caring for the world a good time.

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“Catherinette-à-Marie-Laure” comes from a tight-knit francophone family. She is proud of her knitting skills passed down through many generations. How about joining her by adding some stitches to the francophone community of Maillardville! 1,2,30 stitches later and it’s time to celebrate the 30th edition of Festival du Bois! “Jasette du Bouleau” and her travelling beaver companion are canoeing upstream towards the 30th anniversary of Festival du Bois. Put on your toque and ceinture fléchée (sash) and paddle your way to meet our zany travellers in Maillardville!

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Enjoy a wide range of meals, including delicious traditional Québécois fare. Try some hearty tourtière, sumptuous poutine, or dig in to some sinfully good maple sugar pie! Back this year: our signature French Lumberjack Ale, courtesy of Yellow Dog Brewing, Festival du Bois’ official beer supplier. New this year: Frencheese Raclette!

ANDRÉ BEAUREGARD SUGAR SHACK A visit to the festival is incomplete without a stop at the André Beauregard Sugar Shack for some maple taffy on snow, made right before your eyes.

Pea soup $5.00 Pork & beans $5.00 Tourtière (slice) $5.00 Lumberjack plate $13.00 Sugar pie (slice) $5.00 Bread & pork pâté $4.00 Juice $2.00 Pop / Coffee / Tea $2.00

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Locks not the way to go in Coquitlam Council votes against widespread use of gravity locks for trash GRANT GRANGER ggranger@tricitynews.com

Coquitlam is abandoning what it thought a few years ago might be a solution to preventing bears from getting into garbage carts. Even though they work, Coquitlam will not be installing gravity locks on all of its carts because other strategies are proving effective, making it difficult to justify the potential $6 million cost. Three years ago, the city began testing the locks to see if they would help deter bears when carts are left at the curb on collection day. Approximately 50 residents were given the locks and they proved effective even if the carts were left out over a 12-hour period or more, according to a report by Steffanie

Warriner, the city’s manager of environmental services. The new morning-afternoon zones in the city’s most bear-prone areas, however, shortens the exposure time. The report notes the locks don’t stop the bears from being attracted by the smell. It said installing the gravity locks on all carts would imply to residents their carts are bearproof, which is an unrealistic expectation that could end up coming back to bite the city. Many residents, the report suggested, would revert to back to their old ways of managing their garbage, and the bearproof assumption could be used to argue against a ticket for setting out carts too early. Since the restructuring of its collection routes a year ago, there has been a 37% decrease in complaints to wildlife officials about bears getting into garbage in Coquitlam. Staff also credited increased awareness by residents and effective enforcement for the reduction. Retrofitting the carts with

gravity locks would cost between $125 and $165 per cart, depending on type or size, for a total cost of $6 million. The report said giving residents the option to install the locks at their own expense would cost too much for many Coquitlam residents, and although they would have purchased the locks, they would become city property once installed. Mayor Richard Stewart reluctantly voted to not go ahead with the retrofitting. “Either way we’re going to have residents second guess our decision,” said Stewart. “They want an easy solution, even though an easy solution isn’t always available.” Coun. Dennis Marsden, who along with Coun Craig Hodge had carts with the locks, opposed ditching the locks, saying residents should still have the option to buy a lock. “Nothing is bear-proof but they’re a deterrent. I’ve seen where they knock it over and it doesn’t open and they move on,” Marsden said.

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Shed men fix stuff & help others Men’s Shed members have an HQ and new friendships, too

“We try to pay back, within our capabilities.”

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Mike Jennings

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he Coquitlam Men’s Shed Society used to meet at a picnic table in Blue Mountain Park. Now, they have the capability to build a picnic table. As of January, the collection of handymen and would-be handymen, who are united by their desire to keep busy and learn new skills, has an actual shed where they’ve been able to set up workbenches, tools and machinery such as table saws, lathes and drill presses. But more importantly, said the group’s founder, Mike Jennings, it’s a place where men of various ages and backgrounds can go to forge new friendships. It’s all about mental health, he told The Tri-City News. “It reduces isolation.” The shed is a blue storage building at the entrance to the Sunshine Terrace co-op townhouse complex in central Coquitlam. How the group came to acquire the space is a tale of perseverance and hard work in itself. Jennings formed the local Men’s Shed Society when he was casting about for ideas

Founder of Tri-City Men’s Shed group

Mike Jennings and Doug Gale are among about 25 men who use the Coquitlam Men’s Shed to work on handyman projects and forge new friendships. MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

to keep himself occupied and active after selling the equipment sales business he had run for years. He didn’t much care for the structured activities of a seniors’ recreation centre such as Dogwood Pavilion but he still had a hunger to connect with his peers and make a contribution to his community. Then, Jennings read about Men’s Shed societies in

Australia and New Zealand, where the movement started in the 1990s and where there are now more than 1,000 such groups. They’re also popular in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In Canada, there are about 25 men’s shed societies but the closest one to the Tri-Cities is in Squamish, Jennings discovered. So, in 2015, he started one

of his own. The first meetings comprised a handful of men and took place at Mackin House Museum. Then, the group moved to a picnic table in Blue Mountain Park. As more members joined, weekly appointments were held at the Sun Star Restaurant on Austin Avenue. Mostly they ate breakfast, talked, made friends. But,

Jennings said, if they truly wanted to get their hands dirty doing projects, they needed a permanent home. So they started lobbying various levels of government and Fraser Health to help find an appropriate space. It was Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart who connected the group to the Red Door Housing Society, which helps find and place lowincome families in various properties it manages around Metro Vancouver. One of those properties is Sunshine Terrace, a co-op complex with 36 units not far from Coquitlam Centre that had been targeted for redevelopment but was now becoming a home for families that could really use one as well as several refugee families from countries such as Syria. Jennings said the group, which currently has about 25 members from West

Vancouver to Langley, gets to use the space for free in return for its labour to keep up minor repairs in the complex, like putting new hinges on cupboard doors. This year, the members plan to build six raised flower beds so residents can grow their own vegetables, something the society has experience with after members built and tended three such beds last year at the Gordon Avenue homeless shelter. “We try to pay back, within our capabilities,” Jennings said. And those capabilities are varied. The Coquitlam Men’s Shed Society includes an electrician, steel fabricator, a couple of ex-cops and a pharmacist. They cover all ages and several nationalities. One member is blind. “It is truly Canadian,” said Doug Gale, one of the members, who was directed to the society by his wife as he cast about for purpose after retiring. Since joining the group, said Gale, who travels from Burnaby for meetings, he has lost 70 lb. and gained several new friends. And that pretty much captures the purpose for men’s sheds, Jennings said. “We do this for ourselves.” • To learn more about the Coquitlam Men’s Shed Society, go to www.coquitlammensshed.ca.

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LITERACY & LIBRARIES

Poetry, science and philosophy This feature, written by librarians with Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam, is published each Thursday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries.

BOOK OF THE WEEK n Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi n Reviewed by Mikaela Martens, Terry Fox Library

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• Trivia Night 2019: It’s a pirate party! Come dressed like a pirate for this event, which will feature a nohost bar sponsored by the Kinsmen and snacks and refreshments as well as prizes, raffles and bragging rights. This event is set for April 12 at the Poirier branch, starting at 7 p.m. and proceeds will benefit tech for families. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the library. For more information, call 604-937-4130 or email friendsofcpl@coqlibrary.ca. • Science Expo 2019: Celebrate knowledge and discovery with librarians at the fourth annual Coquitlam Public Library Science Expo for elementary, middle and high school students in the Tri-Cities. It’s set for May 2

Port Moody Public Library will show the movie Christopher Robin March 22 at the Inlet Theatre — one of many spring break activities in the Tri-Cities planned by local libraries. For more spring break activities, see Sign Me Up, page 44.

at the City Centre branch. To be part of the Expo, students must submit registration and a consent forms. The deadline for submissions is April 18. • Pro-D day movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Come watch video game villain Ralph and his friend Vanellope von Schweetz scour the vast, confusing, distracting worldwide web to find a part they hope will save her game in this Disney animated flick (115 minutes, rated G). The screening is Friday, April 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at both the Poirier

and City Centre branches. Info: www.coqlibrary.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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• Benefits of integrated home care: An integrated home care experience is when services, providers and organizations work together to provide complementary, coordinated and seamless continuity for the client. Join librarians March 19, 2019 from 7 to

The graphic novel series Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi is a children’s series but it is a great read for anyone of any age. The first book, The Stonekeeper, introduces Emily and Navin, who move into their great-grandfather’s house with their mom. The house proves to be more dangerous than it first appears and a sinister creature lures their mom into another world through a door in the basement. Emily and Navin follow her and discover a mysterious land called Alledia, which is inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. As they journey to rescue their mom, they enlist the help of new friends, face a terrifying foe and discover that the fate of Alledia may rest on their hands. Come check out books one to eight of Amulet at your local library. 8 p.m. for a presentation from BC Seniors Home Care that will review the elements and the benefits of home care. Call 604-469-4577 to register. Info: library.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

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• Magnetic Poetry with PoCo’s artist-in-residence: Experience the pull of poetry.

Create a personalized set of magnetic poetry by joining Port Coquitlam’s literary artist-in-residence, Jennifer Pownall, for this World Poetry Day activity. Participants will handcraft a cardstock box for storing their inspirational word kits and can try their hand at arranging poems in class Thursday, March 21, 2 to 3 p.m. Call or visit the library to register. • Philosophers’ Café: Since 1998, this award-winning

program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas. This informal public discussion is set for Thursday, March 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. — drop in. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca, the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page or 604-9277999. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo.

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2018 Coquitlam RCMP - YEAR IN REVIEW The Coquitlam RCMP provides 24/7 response to calls and investigations as well as a wide range of crime prevention and community education initiatives to the citizens of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and the Kwikwetlem First Nation. Our team also serves the tens of thousands of people who travel to and through our jurisdiction every day for school, work, and recreation.

Coquitlam RCMP Officer-in-Charge,

Supt. Sean Maloney

In 2018 the Coquitlam RCMP was made up of 236 sworn police officers, 105 full-time-equivalent municipal employees, and more than 450 volunteers all committed to delivering top quality policing and public safety services that help make the communities we serve safe, secure places to live, work, and play.

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■ Distracted Driving ■ Impaired Driving ■ Intersection Violations ■ Seatbelt Violation ■ Speed Over 225 crashes occur in intersections every day in BC, that’s 60% of all crashes in BC. When you’re at an intersection, watch carefully for cyclists and pedestrians and if you’re turning left, yield to oncoming traffic.

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2018 Coquitlam RCMP - YEAR IN REVIEW WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU Our volunteers worked to improve road safety as part of the Tri-Cities Speed Watch program, attended local events in uniform as Auxiliaries, did foot and bike patrols as part of the Community Police Station program, looked for stolen vehicles with Citizens Crime Watch and much more. Sound interesting? Visit coquitlam.rcmp.ca to find out how you can join our team as a volunteer.

CONSTABLE SCARECROW He’s become a local celebrity, from being featured in the news to appearing in selfies on Instagram. Constable Scarecrow is the life-sized, metal poster-board that features a police officer with a laser speed-reader. While he may not be real, his impact is: preliminary results from his initial two-month deployment showed that he was successful in reducing speeds. Part of his success is that drivers never know if there’s a real police officer working alongside him. Expect to see Constable Scarecrow on patrol in problem speeding locations, such as those identified by other policing tools like the Coquitlam RCMP’s Black Cat speed-monitoring system and the TriCities Speed Watch program.

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OCTOBER Coffee with a Cop Halloween Patrols ◗ Welcome to Coquitlam

◗ Canada Day Cycling Safety Talk Coquitlam Legion Car Show Neighbourhood Nights PoCo Car Show PoCo Grand Prix Sasamat Fire 40th Anniversary

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NOVEMBER

Junior Mountie Police Academy Kaleidoscope Festival Little Library Launch Neighbourhood Nights ◗ Think of Me – Distracted Driving Campaign

Burquitlam Community Police Station 20th Anniversary Cops, Pops & Pizza Law Enforcement Torch Run Boson Pizza Fundraiser ◗ Red Serge Classic Remembrance Day

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◗ Coffee With A Cop – Business Edition Cops for Cancer Pedestrian Safety Talk Terry Fox Run

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Does your cat want attention, then punish you for it? SOURCE: BC SPCA

Question: My cat comes to me for attention but then, all of a sudden, she bites and sinks her claws into me while i’m petting her. Why? AnsWeR: Many cats exhibit what behaviourists call “petting-induced aggression,” an instinctive reaction to something they find unpleasant, even painful. Compared to dogs, cats are generally less tolerant of petting. When, where and how long cats can be touched before they become overstimulated vary from cat to cat. When their sensitivity threshold is reached, they react similarly to when experiencing pain, almost like a reflex. For some, it takes only seconds, while for others, a few minutes. So what can you do to avoid being attacked? Pay close attention to your cat’s body language. Signals include flattened ears, tail twitching, rippling skin and low growling. She may also start to fidget or tense up. If you see these behaviours, stop petting right away — that way, you will stay below her sensitivity threshold. Wait to stroke your cat until she solicits petting again by rubbing against you. When you pet your cat, use short, small strokes on favourite scratching spots. Start with her cheeks, then her chin and between her ears and eyes — areas where cats typically groom one another. Avoid touching near the tail,

back legs or stomach. Again, by watching your cat’s behaviour, you can find out which parts of her body are less sensitive to prolonged petting. Be aware that she may only tolerate being petted in a specific location in the house, at certain times of the day or during specific activities such as feeding but not while resting. Should petting-induced aggression suddenly develop, have your cat checked by a veterinarian. The pain from arthritis or dental disease, for example, can make cats more sensitive to touch. Your cat’s emotional state can also play a role. If she is feeling stressed from a change in her environment such as a new baby or a recent move, her threshold to touch may be lowered. Above all, never forcibly pet your cat by restraining her or punish her — physically or verbally — for showing aggression during petting. Doing so will only cause her to be anxious about petting and further lower her sensitivity threshold. Remember, your cat may never tolerate much petting, but with patience, the two of you can find a happy medium.

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Tri-City libraries are hosting a variety of spring break kids’ fun

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Build it: Experience the future of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) at the library’s playground. Drive a robotic Sphero SPRK+, design a cardboard structure or build an architectural masterpiece out of Keva Planks or Lego on Wednesday, March 20, 2 to 4 p.m. — drop in.

ing 604-469-4577. From STEAM to Speed, from • Spring break movie: Enjoy a free family movies to board games, plenty movies Friday, March 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in for students to do while on break the Inlet Theatre, when librarians will screen The three Tri-City libraries will be busy for spring break March 15 to 31.

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• Books and board games: It’s game time in the library. Play great board games while expect children’s librarians recommend great reads for every kid March 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the children’s area; drop in, no registration required. • Spring break code camps: Kids aged eight to 12 years of age who have done coding in Scratch can join librarians for a Harry Potter- or Dogman-themed coding camp during March 19 or 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register — for one session only — by call-

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THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE

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SD43 students start spring break One-woman show at Evergreen, St. Patrick’s Day fun JANIS CLEUGH jcleugh@tricitynews.com

Friday

EXHIBIT OPENS

Environmental Sculptures is the title of Sherrill Hardy’s new art show that opens at Western Sky Books (21322850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The display is on until May 7. Visit westernskybooks.com.

THE GOOD BRIDE

Marisa Emma Smith stars as Maranatha, a 15-year-old Quiverfull Christian girl waiting for her 28-year-old fiancé to carry her away to a life of domestic bliss, in the onewoman show The Good Bride. Penned by Rosemary Rowe, the award-winning production that’s directed by Donna Spencer runs at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 3 p.m. Call 604927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Above: Copper Sky — aka Paul Evenden, Jennie Bice and Ernie Higgins — has a pre-St. Patrick’s Day bash at the Gallery Bistro in Port Moody on Saturday night. bcmusicman.ca photo

Left: Olympian Larkyn Austman appears in the Coquitlam Skating Club’s show, Fairy Tales on Ice on Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.

Saturday

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Hand over your empties to the 1st Port Coquitlam Scouts as they fundraise with a bottle drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kilmer elementary (1575 Knappen St., Port Coquitlam). Scouts will canvass door to door in the neighbourhood. Call 604-704-5972 for assured pick-up.

CREEK RESTORATION

Bring your gloves, tools and waterproof shoes and help clean up the habitat around Brown Creek, in a volunteer project supported by the city of Port Coquitlam and the Wildcoast Ecological Society. Meet at the entrance to Kilmer Park (1844 Pooley Ave.) at 10 a.m. Email admin@wildcoastecological.com to sign up.

Marisa Emma Smith stars in The Good Bride tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca. photo submitted

SPRING SWIM Start spring break with a dip at the City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), where the city will have a holiday — and St. Patrick’s Day-themed — bash, with fun and games in the pool from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 604927-6999 or visit coquitlam.ca.

OLYMPIAN ON ICE Coquitlam’s Larkyn Austman, who was on the Canadian skating team at last year’s winter Olympics, is the guest performer for the Coquitlam Skating Club’s

Fairy Tales on Ice. Shows are at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Tickets at $15/$10/$5 are at the door prior to each event. Visit skatecoquitlam.com.

FAMILY ART

Get inspired by Amalie Atkins’ exhibit, where the hour floats, in the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) and create a prairie landscape during the monthly Westminster Savings Family Day, happening from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

SALSA NIGHT Grab your dancing shoes for the weekly Salsa party in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with the Hot Salsa Dance Zone. Instructors Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler lead a beginners’ class at 8 p.m. while, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the dance floor opens up. Admission is $10. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.

COPPER SKY Fiddler Mary Brunner joins Copper Sky for a St. Patrick’s

Day party at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) at 8 p.m. A dinner will be served an hour prior. For tickets, call 604-937-0998 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Sunday

FROM THE FARM

The Port Moody rec complex (300 Ioco Rd.) will have vendors selling their fresh food and wares at the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.

POLISH ART

The Polish Canadian Art Fusion Exhibition returns to the Galleria at Port Moody

city hall (100 Newport Dr.) for its sixth year, courtesy of the Polonez Tri-City Polish Association. The opening reception is from 2 to 5 p.m. with Port Moody Arts Centre faculty member Agata Teodorowicz presenting her work in the Inlet Theatre at 4:15 p.m. The show runs until March 21. Visit poloneztricity.org.

LIZZY HOYT Celtic-folk singer-songwriter Lizzy Hoyt brings her tour to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) following a performance on Quadra Island. For tickets to her 7:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day show, call 604927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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OUT & ABOUT CALENDAR SATURDAY, MARCH 16

MONDAY, MARCH 18 • Heritage Writers’ Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Start capturing your life story for family and posterity. No preparation required; just bring a pen and paper, or your laptop.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 • Singles Travel Club meets at 6 p.m. for dinner at ABC Restaurant, 300-100 Schoolhouse, Coquitlam. Club offers group tours for solo travellers. Presentation: Oben Sert, district manager for Trafalgar

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hosts members’ short presentations of postage stamps; swap and shop at 6 p.m., presentations after 7 p.m., Dogwood Pavilion, North View Room, 1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Info: stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306 • PoCo Genealogy Group meeting, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Drop in and participate in the

meeting begins after 8 p.m.

• Downtown PoCo mural walking tour, 1:30-2:30 p.m., PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Join PoCo Heritage volunteers in exploring downtown PoCo’s art and murals in their monthly walking tour. • CFUW-Coquitlam hosts gerontology PhD student Laura Kadowaki to discuss our aging demographic, seniors’ health issues and the need for improving our health care system for the betterment of seniors, 1 p.m., Nancy Bennett Room, Poirier branch of Coquitlam Public Library. Info: Roxanne, 604-9312894.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 28 • Movie Night at the Museum: “Oak Tree: Nature’s Greatest Survivor,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Join others under the canopy of “The Secret Life of Trees” exhibit indoor forest for a screening of

the BBC documentary in which George McGavin investigates the dramatic life of a 400-yearold oak tree, a species that makes extraordinary transformations as it meets the challenges of the four seasons. Bring a pillow, blanket or comfy chair for an amazing educational adventure. Admission is free and popcorn will be provided.

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Hoops for Hope at Coquitlam’s Panorama Heights elementary school netted $1,440 for Crossroads Hospice Society. Organized by Donna Loss, the SD43 Grade 5 basketball play day has brought in more than $24,000 since its inception.

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Coquitlam builders Troico, Candane Construction and Jedan Brothers are up for a Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Ovation Award. The finalists were named Feb. 28 for the annual accolades, which recognize the best projects in renovations, newhome construction, design and building science in Metro Vancouver. HAVAN — formerly known as the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders Association — shortlisted Troico in six categories; Candane and Jedan also each got a nomination. The winners will be named May 4.

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The city of Port Moody’s general manager of environment is the new vice-chair for the board of the Invasive Species Council of BC. Lesley Douglas was appointed to the executive last month at the annual general meeting, in Richmond, along with secretary Nadia Chan, manager of trees and landscapes at the city of Surrey, and treasurer Bill Brutzmacher of Timberwest. Now led by chairman Doug Bennett, communications for FortisBC, the board is made up of 20 B.C. officials, representing local provincial and Indigenous governments as well as business, industry and community.

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A business headquartered in Coquitlam will be recognized next month as one of Canada’s best managed companies. SureWerx — a leading supplier of professional tool, equipment and safety products for workers — will received the honour for the fourth year in a row from the Best Managed Companies program that’s sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and TMX Group. “This award is a true testament to the hard work and dedication from our team to consistently provide unparalleled customer service and industry leading products to the professional workers in Canada,” said GM Clive Shepherd. For more photos follow us on Instagram #tricitynews


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Innu reggae? Singer blends First Nations, pop, folk and reggae music janis cleugh jcleugh@tricitynews.com

When you hear Shauit’s reggae and pop-rock sounds, it’s easy to get into the Quebecois musician’s vibe. What’s not always clear is what language he’s using. Shauit mixes Innu, French and English to bring attention to his words that are often are tinged with politics. “What I really want to do it show people my style of music, in my native language,” Shauit said in between a recording session last Friday. “For me, it’s important to keep it alive.” Hailing from the northeastern Quebec region of Maliotenam, Shauit — the son of an Acadian father and Innu mother — said it’s not unusual for him to get the odd look when he’s performing. Still, “people are amazed about what I can do with my language and they often tell me it fits very well with reggae.” Raised as a francophone, Shauit didn’t grasp Innu until he was a teenager, wanting to connect with his heritage. He partnered with rapper Samian and, in 2016, dropped his debut EP as a solo artist; the following

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year, Shauit released his first full-length CD titled Apu Peikussiaku, which last year earned him Best Indigenous Language Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, and Indigenous Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Next weekend, Shauit will descend on Coquitlam for the 30th annual Festival du Bois at Mackin Park, where he’ll perform in the Grand Chapiteau (Big Tent) on March 23 at 4:20 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (he also has an appearance at next door at Mackin House at 3 p.m. for a workshop). Shauit welcomes the opportunity to share his tunes in B.C., a province he visits each year to play at festivals “and discover other artists who are also doing new things because there’s not a lot of room in the music industry for us.”

Ecole des Pionniers culinary students (left to right) Kevin Bou-Rouphael and his brother, Brian, with teacher Vincent Yvon (second from left), assistant Vinh-Phuong Tran and guest chef Hervé Klein of Normandy. Janis Cleugh/the tRi-CitY neWs festival du bois

Passing the pie torch Port Coquitlam school makes tourtieres & sugar pies janis cleugh jcleugh@tricitynews.com

In the new École des Pionniers — a French school that replaced the old Terry Fox secondary, in Port Coquitlam — culinary students stand over a large pot, occasionally stirring the ingredients. They’re cooking the contents for some of the 150

maple sugar pies they’re whipping up for the 30th annual Festival du Bois, a gathering of francophones and francophiles happening next weekend at Mackin Park in Coquitlam. Festival organizer Johanne Dumas tapped École instructor Vincent Yvon and his class to create the sugar pies — plus another 150 tourtieres — as a way to pass the festival piemaking torch to the next generation, which in the past has been held by Port Coquitlam chef Enrique Gagnon and Maillardville women with

deep French-Canadian roots. “We were very happy to get the invitation,” said Yvon during an interview at the Patricia Avenue school last Friday. Next Saturday and Sunday, Yvon and about half a dozen École students will be serving up their pies — as well as croissants and pains aux chocolats — to promote the school’s culinary program. Currently, Yvon has 14 students in grades 11 and 12 but he hopes to expand the food class next year to include Grade 10 students as well. So far, he’s brought in some

guests — including chef Hervé Klein of Normandy, France — to show the students how to make traditional French and Quebecois fare. And the students have been receptive to learning about how cook dishes and desserts. With their Festival du Bois outreach, “it validates our program and what we’re trying to do here,” said Yvon, a native of Dieppe, France. Brian Bou-Rouphael, 16, a Grade 11 École student from Maple Ridge, said the Festival project has been “great. I’ll be selling them, too.”

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Who’s playing, when & where It’s the 30th year for Festival du Bois, one of the biggest annual francophone festivals in western Canada. And the Maillardville site will be bouncing with sound and sights, starting with a free Contra dance next Friday night. Take the family to the Grand Chapiteau (Big Tent) at Mackin Park on March 22 to swing with a partner with music from The Sybaritic String Band. On Saturday, March 23, the main stage will see the following multicultural acts: • Jou Tou: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Comté de Clare: 1:15 to 2 p.m. • Les Tireux d’Roches: 2:20 to 3 p.m. • Seconde Nation: 3:20 to 4 p.m. • Shauit: 4:20 to 5:10 p.m. • Alpha Yaya Diallo: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. • and Vishten: 7:10 to 8 p.m. And on Sunday, following the 9 a.m. mass and pancake breakfast (from 10 to 11 a.m.) on March 23, stay to hear: • André Thériault: 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. • Seconde Nation: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. • Les Tireux d’Roches: 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. • Shauit: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. • Comté de Clare: 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. • and Vishten: 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Meanwhile, kids entertainers such as Will Stroet and Jean-Pierre Makosso are in the Children’s Tent during the weekend while, across the street at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave.), musicians host workshops in a more intimate setting. Visit festivaldubois.ca for the full music line-up.

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Jou Tou — aka Andre Thibault and his wife, Qiu Xia He, Phil Belanger and Allan Dionne — kick off Festival du Bois performances on Saturday, March 23, at 11:45 a.m. qui xia he festival du bois

Eclectic music from Jou Tou Burnaby-based couple started band after Asza disbanded janis cleugh jcleugh@tricitynews.com

In 1991, André Thibault was at the Mission Folk Festival when love struck. He met a fellow entertainer named Qui Xia He (pronounced chew-sha her) who was proficient on the pipa, a Chinese lute. At the time, He — a former teacher at Xin Academy of Music in China — was part of a project called Asza, one of the original world fusion groups that mixed sounds from Brazil, China and the Middle East with numerous instruments. Asza found great success, toured the globe and was nominated for awards. Its unusual beats attracted collaborations with symphony orchestras, Cirque du Soileil and rock groups such as Aerosmith, Yes and the Cranberries. Thibault toured with the group and, soon, he was part of He’s other ensemble she founded, Silk Road Music, which focused on easternwestern sounds. But by 2002, a year after Asza disbanded due to the sudden death of a band member, the couple was launching a new group that honoured Asza’s legacy. Though Jou Tou had “a movable cast,” Thibault said, it was productive: it recorded an album and toured. Four years later, as its reputation grew, Jou Tou was in China for perform at the 50th anniversary

of the Guangzhou Business Association. Now, the Burnaby couple is best known for its educational programs, teaching students and concert-goers about multi-culture music spanning from France and North Africa to the Caribbean and Quebec. Next Saturday, Jou Tou — along with Allan Dionne on the accordion and Phil Belanger on drums — will open the music line-up at Festival du Bois in Coquitlam with a show at 11:45 a.m. on the Grand Chapiteau (main stage) and, at 1 p.m., with a workshop at Mackin House. Thibault, a Montreal-born musician with Acadian heritage, said the Coquitlam audience can “expect everything,” just like the name of their band Jou Tou is translated as “play everything.” “It’s pretty eclectic what we do,” Thibault said. “We play covers with new arrangements and we have some fresh stuff. Jou Tou reminds me when I was young and playing the spanish guitar. I was pretty experimental even back then. It’s never changed.” Festival du Bois is a staple for Jou Tou, a gathering that Thibault calls “one of the best francophone shows outside of the Quebec Winter Carnival.”

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Two weeks of creative fun If you’ve got school-aged kids out for spring break, which starts tomorrow (Friday), you can keep their minds — and hands — busy with art activities at Tri-City venues. But space is tight in some programs. At Coquitlam’s Place des Arts, its spring break camp is nearly sold out; however, three spots remain in the

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Celtic-folk tunes on St. Patrick’s Winnipeg-based musician appears in Coquitlam March 17 Janis cleugh jcleugh@tricitynews.com

Prairie musician Lizzy Hoyt loves making the rounds in B.C. The Celtic-folk singer and songwriter last toured the province in December 2017 when she played six gigs spanning from Kaslo to Chemainus. For her current tour, though, Hoyt has doubled the number of dates but she continues to reach remote places, most of which are new performance venues for her trio: Fanny Bay, Powell River and three Gulf Islands, for example. “We’ll go wherever people want us,” Hoyt told The TriCity News last week. “We love being close to the water, and the journey along the way.” For her late winter/early spring shows in B.C., Hoyt will promote New Lady on the Prairie, her fourth recording that was released in 2014; however, she’ll also be testing out some material she penned for her next album, due out next year.

Hoyt said her new compositions stay true to her traditional roots, planted by her musician grandparents (who met in a dance band called The Silvertones) and her parents (both of whom are professional classical musicians). But her new tunes also take on a more contemporary vibe. That’s because Hoyt has gained more influences over the past couple of years, with the birth of her son (the 10-month-old boy is on tour with her) as well as her opera performance studies, for which she earned a bachelor’s degree. For the latter, Hoyt said she was encouraged by her sister to return to school. “It’s been a really interesting experience for me to explore my voice by using it in such a different way from folk,” she said. “It’s been a game changer.” As for her Coquitlam show on Sunday, the Winnipeg resident said she and two other musicians will play from her catalogue and throw in some St. Patrick’s Day fare with Irish songs featuring Hoyt on the fiddle, harp and other instruments. For tickets to see Lizzy Hoyt on March 17, call Evergreen at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

grades 6 to 9 ceramic sculptures class, running the second week of spring break (from March 25 to 29). The class is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Maillardville facility (1120 Brunette Ave.). Call 664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca to register. Over at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), places are still open for

the youth performing arts camp, geared for youth aged 11 to 18. It’s also available the second week of spring break, from 9 to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a show at 3 p.m. Call 604-664-1636 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca. Meanwhile, in Port Coquitlam, youth can take part in the Open Mic Night tomorrow (Friday) from 7

to 9 p.m. — a program offered by the Friends of Leigh Square Society, happening at the Gathering Place (next to PoCo city hall). Visit portcoquitlam.ca. And, the Port Moody Arts Centre is also running spring break camps for kids wanting to learn about painting and ceramics. Call 604-9312008 or visit pomoarts.ca to save a spot.


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Local sports affected by March snow + Coquitlam Express season comes to an end + Honour for PoCo basketball player at SFU

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Terry Fox Ravens fall to fourth at provincials Heritage Woods finishes fifth, Centennial in eighth MARIO BARTEL mbartel@tricitynews.com

Fourth place may not have been where the Terry Fox Ravens wanted to finish the BC High School senior boys AAAA basketball championships, but it wasn’t entirely unexpected other. Because if there’s one thing Ravens’ coach Brad Petersen has learned over the years, it’s to expect the unexpected when British Columbia’s top 16 high school basketball teams gather to decide who’s the best. “In this tournament, on any given day, number 16 could upset number one,” Petersen said. “It happens all the time.” The Ravens, seeded third in the tournament at the Langley Events Centre, lost to fifthseed Burnaby South Rebels, 86-71, in the consolation final Saturday to determine third place. Fox led 18-14 after the first quarter, but were outscored 27-15 in the second period and were never really in the game again. A bit of a letdown for the Ravens might have been expected the afternoon after the night before when they had lost their semifinal to the seventh-ranked Kelowna Owls 74-67. In that game, Fox hit the hardwood as if the tournament was theirs to lose after the number one and two seeds, Holy Cross and Kitsilano, had been bumped earlier. But the Ravens’ opening 11-2 run was methodically whittled away by the Owls to a narrow 14-13 advantage by the end of the first quarter. There wasn’t much more to choose between the teams in the next 15-minute period. Kelowna outscored Terry Fox 22-20 to take a 1 point lead into the dressing room. It was in the second half the tide of the game started to change. Rebounds the Ravens had been pulling down suddenly bounced into the arms and hands of the Owls. Shots

David Chien, of the Terry Fox Ravens, fights for a rebound with Kelowna Owls Hunter Simson in the second half of their BC High School senior boys AAAA basketball championship semifinal, Friday at the Langley Events Centre. Kelowna won the game, 74-67, to advance to Saturday’s final. The Ravens finished the tournament in fourth place after they lost the third place game on Saturday to Burnaby South, 86-71. MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

they had been making missed their mark. The Ravens’ field goal accuracy fell in the second half to 24.4% from 33.3% in the first half. They hit only one of the 13 three-pointers they attempted. “We did not do a good job shooting,” Petersen said, adding the team “left too many

points on the floor.” Still, Kelowna wasn’t shooting the lights out themselves, hitting only 30.8% of their field goals in the second half. It was enough, though, to hold a four-point lead heading into the final frame. More importantly, Fox wasn’t taking full advantage of the battles they were winning

for rebounds, including one remarkable sequence where they failed to score despite fighting to win the ball off the backboard four times. “I think we just threw the ball away too many times,” Petersen said. The Heritage Woods Kodiaks finished fifth in the tournament after they

defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders, 71-61, on Saturday. But the simple linescore belies the Port Moody school’s Cinderella ascent from the tournament’s 15th seed after they had just squeaked in as the final representative from the Fraser Valley. The Kodiaks stunned second-seed Kitsilano Blue

Demons, 81-68, on the tournament’s first day, but then lost a tough quarter-final battle to Kelowna, 84-77, after holding a 65-61 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Against the Crusaders, Heritage Woods used superior rebounding and 40% accuracy on their shot attempts from the field to fell the Fraser Valley champions who had been the provincial’s number one seed until they lost their quarter-final to Lord Tweedsmuir, the eventual provincial champions. Grade 12 guard Arshia Movassaghi scored 35 points for the Kodiaks, while Zach Hamed pulled down a gameleading 13 rebounds — 12 of them off the defensive backboard — while pitching in 14 points. The Centennial Centaurs lost its bid for a seventh-place finish when they were defeated 84-76 by Oak Bay on Saturday. But the team’s performance as the tournament’s 13th seed that included an opening day upset of fourth-ranked Vancouver College still did Centaurs’ coach Rob Sollero proud. “We played four high quality teams that were ranked in the top four for some time during the season,” Sollero said. Those teams included an 81-60 loss to defending champions Burnaby South Rebels in the quarter-final, and a subsequent 80-61 setback to Holy Cross last Friday. Sollero said the placement of three teams from the Fraser Valley North amongst the top eight teams in the province says a lot about the quality of play in the league. “Our league is very strong,” he said. “Our young players learned so much on such a big stage.” • Arshia Movassaghi and Terry Fox Ravens’ Cameron Slaymaker were named to the tournament’s first all-star team. Hamed, along with Centennial’s Dominic Parolin were on the second all-star team. Chris Moon, of Heritage Woods, was named the tournament’s most inspirational player.

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Taekwondo teen builds championship on confidence Jade Lee is a champion in a sport she didn’t like at first

So, to up her game, in June, 2016, Lee’s family packed her bags and sent her to live with her grandmother in Seoul, South Korea, where she was enrolled in a school that included a top taekwondo academy. Lee was there for nine months. She practised after school for four hours every day, then six hours on weekends. Homework was done after she got home, at around 9:30 p.m. A training session often started with 100 laps of running around the academy’s outdoor track, then followed by 100 ascents and descents of a stairway. Lee jumped up and down off blocks, she worked on her kicking, she sparred. “It was painful and hard,” she said, adding the regime and being away from home filled her with doubt. Lee returned home in March, 2017, and a few months later she was at the national championships, this time in Calgary. In her final match, she slipped and

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At first, Jade Lee didn’t want anything to do with taekwondo. Now she’s a Canadian junior champion. Lee won her title in the 44 kg weight class at the national junior championships, held in Quebec City in January. The result has also earned her a spot on the Canadian junior team that will compete at the Pan American championships in June. To find success, the 14-yearold Coquitlam athlete has shed tears and travelled a lot of miles, including nine months away from her family. But, she said, the journey has made her stronger, more confident. Lee started taekwondo when she was six-years-old. She said she was shy, and her parents wanted to bring her

Jade Lee cried when she first started competing in Taekwondo. Now she’s a Canadian junior champion. MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

out of her shell. Lee was reluctant. But, she said, she enjoyed the freedom of constructing her moves. And the kiyups — or shouts athletes exclaim when they kick — made her feel powerful.

Lee competed at her first tournament when she was eight years-old, and by 2015 she had worked her way to the Canadian nationals in Quebec City. She said she loved the process of transferring the repetition of workouts in the

gym to combat against an opponent. Lee also said the experience of competing against other elite female cadets at a national level showed her how much further she had to develop.

bounced her head off the mat. She wanted to fight on, but the medic advised her otherwise. Lee finished the tournament in third place in the 37-kg weight class for elite female cadets. But after investing so much time and time away from her family, she couldn’t help but be disappointed. “I felt really unlucky,” Lee said. “I was really sad and mad because I thought I was going to win.” Lee went back to Korea for a two-month training camp, and when she returned last September for the new school year, she said she knew she was stronger, physically and mentally. At the nationals, Lee was the youngest competitor, going against athletes aged 15 to 17. She said her result has filled her with even more confidence. Lee said in contrast to her shy introduction to the sport, she’s become the aggressor on the mat, using her speed and guile to make things happen or catch out her opponents.

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additional 3.6 per cent of those 2016/17-constructed condos are jointly owned by a mix of Canadians and overseas nationals.

Including homes that are jointly owned by a mix of residents of Canada and non-residents – such as a satellite family where one spouse is resident in Canada, or a local student who jointly owns a home with their overseas parents – adds another 2.9 per cent. This brings the total proportion of Metro Vancouver homes with some “non-resident participation” to 7.6 per cent, said CMHC. However, the proportion of non-resident ownership varies dramatically when broken out by property type and by year of construction. Just 3.2 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s single-family homes were owned entirely by foreign nationals, while an additional 2.5 per cent of detached houses were jointly owned by a mix of residents and nonresidents.

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CMHC found that the median value of homes owned by non-residents in Metro Vancouver and across B.C. was higher than the median value of homes owned by Canadian residents. The largest assessed value difference between non-resident and resident-owned detached houses is $1,580,000 (31.2 per cent) in the Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A, which includes UBC and the University Endowment Lands. Vancouver proper saw the second highest value difference, with the median non-resident-owned detached house valued at $1.1 million more than those owned by Canadian residents (22.3 per cent higher). The non-resident-owned median assessment value of a singledetached house in British Columbia was $236,000, or 36.7 per cent, higher than the median-valued resident-owned property in B.C.

This compares with condos, where 8.3 per cent were found to be owned entirely by overseas residents, and a further 2.9 per cent by a mix of Canadian residents and non-residents. This brings the total share of Metro Vancouver condos with some “non-resident participation” to 11.2 per cent.

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Our gar dens ar e beginning to wak e fr om their winter gardens are wake from slumber.. A new gr growing season slumber owing se ason has begun and now little is the best time to do a lit tle trimming and shaping trees. Pruning of our shrubs and tr ees. P runing can be daunting but discouraged. Follow don’t be discour aged. F ollow a few simple rules; rremove emove dead crossing branches, de ad or cr ossing br anches, thin as well as cut back, and appropriate season each know the appr opriate pruning se ason of e ach plant. Many stray plants never need pruning beyond a minor tidy of str ay branches, according br anches, while a few others must be pruned accor ding to their bloom schedule. Summer blooming shrubs (such spireas) flowering as spir eas) can be pruned now but spring fl owering shrubs (like after (lik e lilacs) should be pruned af ter bloom. JJapanese apanese maples little keep rrequire equire very lit tle pruning as they tend to k eep a lovely shape Roses are thatt rrequire hard all on their own. R oses ar e a shrub tha equire har d pruning year March. Thin every ye ar in Mar ch. T hin the stems to 3-5 only and cut down approximately graft. This to appr oximately 6-8 inches above the gr aft. T his will rrejuvenate ejuvenate your roses and promote heavy blooming.

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