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Local girls killed in Fri. crash A crowdfunding page is set up for cousins’ families DIANE STRANDBERG THE Tri-CiTy NEws

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Some of the flowers being planted at the Dogwood Pavilion patio garden by Geoff Third of the Dogwood Garden Club will help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The club is holding its annual plant sale this Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to noon, in the Centennial Room at the pavilion. The sale features perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vines and grasses. Funds raised by the sale help purchase the flowers for the patio garden as well as pay for club activities like guest speakers, field trips and scholarships for students in the horticulture program at Kwantlen University. For more info on weekend activities in the Tri-Cities, read the Things-to-do Guide in Friday’s Tri-City News.

The Netflix TV series 13 Reasons Why has been controversial for its graphic depiction of teen suicide. Now, school District 43 has issued a guide for parents to talk to their children about the show and the issues it raises: see story, page 8

A crowdfunding page has been set up for the families of two young cousins who were killed in a tragic car accident last Friday on Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam that also claimed the life of a 30-year-old woman. The YouCaring page was set up in memory of Ella Reese Hernandez, who was nine years old, and Tyler Mollie Wong Hernandez, who was three. (Neither Coquitlam RCMP nor the BC Coroners Service has officially released the names.) see FUNDS SOUGHT, page 14

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In the fourth and final instalment of The Tri-City News’ series of profiles of the Tri-City candidates in the May 9 provincial election, reporter Gary McKenna takes on the three major-party candidates in the riding of Coquitlam-Burke Mountain who talk about local issues such as housing affordability and the economy

SELINA ROBINSON I BC NDP [INCUMBENT]

f there is one key issue that NDP MLA Selina Robinson says keeps coming up on doorsteps as she campaigns for re-election in Coquitlam-Maillardville, it is housing affordability. She lists myriad examples, from a man who told her he earns a healthy salary but can’t afford to move out of his tiny basement suite, to older empty-nesters unable to downsize due to a scarcity of housing options. And Robinson said the BC Liberals are only taking an interest in the file now because of the election. “Governments have to recognize that there is a problem and have a conversation about it,” Robinson told The Tri-City News. “The BC Liberals have refused to have this conversation for years. [Housing] Minister [Rich] Coleman said to stop whining. [Premier] Christy Clark said if you don’t like it, move to Fort St. John.” Robinson, who served as a Coquitlam city councillor from 2008 to 2013 and previously worked at Share Family and Community Services, runs through the menu of initiatives she said an NDP government would enact should it have a majority in the legislature after next Tuesday’s election. First, the party would impose a speculation tax, which she said will help slow runaway home prices, particularly in places like Metro Vancouver and Victoria. Second, the NDP has committed to building 114,000 new units of housing in the province over the next decade. Robinson said that means partnering with community organizations, faith groups and non-profits to facilitate the creation of a variety of housing types, from purpose-built market rentals to subsidized housing and co-ops. “There is no rental right now,” she said. “It doesn’t exist.” Third, Robinson said an NDP government would make the creation of an affordable child care plan a priority — an initiative she notes has the support of not only labour groups but the BC Chamber of Commerce. These kinds of programs “will make a difference for all British Columbians — not just those at the top,” she said. A family therapist, Robinson said she understands the importance of preserving the Riverview Hospital lands and noted NDP leader John Horgan has promised to protect the 244-acre site. see ROBINSON, page 4

STEVE KIM B BC LIBERAL

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C Liberal candidate Steve Kim went to bed on election night in 2013 with a 105-vote lead in his race to become the next MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville. But four weeks and one judicial recount later, the 43-yearold Centennial secondary graduate was down by 41 ballots and watched as the riding fell into the NDP column. Today, he is once again back on the doorsteps campaigning for the seat he came close to winning and said he is doing everything he can to avoid a repeat of 2013. “I had to regroup and think about it,” he said of the days following the last election. “It was disappointing but, at the same time, like all lessons learned, it motivated me. It created a spark to say that this is not over.” Kim, who grew up in the riding, uses the story of his brush with electoral success as a reminder to his supporters to make sure they get out to the polls on election day. “I am the poster child for why it is important for everybody to vote,” he told The Tri-City News. Kim has also taken a different approach to campaigning this time. In the last election, he was nominated as the BC Liberal candidate less than eight weeks before voting day. This time, he won the nomination last summer, giving him months to get out on doorsteps and meet residents. “To have those conversations and shake everybody’s hands and hear their concerns, that is very important to me,” Kim said. The 2013 results motivated him to get more involved in the community, he added While he was a founder of the C3 Korean Canadian Society, which started in 2003, in the last few years, he has become a board member with Place des Arts and a member of the city of Coquitlam’s economic development advisory committee. He has strong ties to the business community, particularly the tech sector, dating back to his days as a grad student in Seoul, South Korea, where he lived and worked for a local startup for a few years in the mid-1990s. Kim eventually made his way back to the Lower Mainland, where he began working as the director of marketing and business development with Chalk Media before launching his own marketing company, Boilingpoint Group, in 2006.

reen Party candidate Nicola Spurling said she would be an ideal MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville because she is living the same struggles as many of the riding’s residents. From housing affordability to transportation, she said the BC Liberals have not done enough to help working people, and said voters need to look at her party as an alternative. “I live in a small 600-sq. ft. apartment and that has to do with the fact that we have a housing crisis right now,” she said. “[Housing] is part of the reason why I became involved.” Spurling is a long-time LGBTQ2 advocate and said she wants to see more diversity in B.C. politics. She chaired the Vancouver Pride Society’s outreach committee, travelling around the province offering support and fielding questions. It is through her work with Pride that she got the attention of Green leader Andrew Weaver, who asked her to run in Coquitlam-Maillardville. “He thought I would be a good fit,” she said of her conversation with the Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA. Spurling was born in White Rock but grew up in Burnaby before moving to Tsawwassen. She said she made her way to Coquitlam four years ago because it was a place where she could afford to live while still being close to her job in downtown Vancouver. A Green government, she said, would address the speculation issues that she blames for the huge hikes in house prices and rents across Metro Vancouver. “You have to deal with speculation,” she told The Tri-City News. “We have a lot of people buying houses to flip [them]. We need to focus on housing that people can live in, and that includes improving the availability of affordable housing.” If the Greens are elected, she said the party would introduce incentives to ensure that homeowners rent out their properties rather than leave them empty or sell them as soon as the value increases. Finding time to campaign while working has been difficult but Spurling said she has been able to get out in the riding and talk with residents. “I have been doing my best,” she said. “I spend my evenings and weekends door-knocking and campaigning. I have volunteers who are calling people. It is a community effort.”

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She is also familiar with the criticisms levelled at her party by the NDP and its supporters, who say support for the Greens will only serve to split the vote and ensure the BC Liberals win another four years in power. Spurling is not buying it.

“It could be a place where you can get some long-term respite and support.” Robinson is aware of the knocks on her party from the government side of the legislature, which has accused the NDP of being poor fiscal managers. But the NDP’s program has been costed, she said, and fears of returning to the 1990s

— stoked by the BC Liberals and their supporters — are overblown and not something she is hearing from voters in her riding. “If we want to look backwards, let’s just look at the last 16 years,” she said. “The reason they go back to the 1990s is they don’t want to talk about their record, because their record is abysmal.”

economy, we have the means to pay for and re-invest in our people and our communities,” he said. As an example, he cites the recent BC Liberal decision to commit a portion of the government’s $2-billion surplus to invest in affordable housing. He added that having a Triple-A credit rating saves the

province billions in debt service payments, something Kim said could be put in jeopardy by an NDP government. “[The NDP] want to do things but they aren’t really detailing how that is going to happen,” he said. “It always comes down to are they going to raise more taxes or incur more debt.”

“That is a tactic the NDP has employed in order to convince people to vote for them instead of the BC Greens,” she said. Statistically, the party pulls fairly evenly from both BC Liberal and the NDP supporters, and often brings new voters out to the polls who may not have otherwise cast a ballot, she said, pointing to Weaver’s win in Oak Bay-

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BC Liberal candidate Steve Kim asserted that he is a strong supporter of public health and education, calling them “fundamental Canadian rights” during a feisty exchange with NDP MLA Selina Robinson during the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce all-candidates meeting last week. The two Coquitlam-Maillardville candidates, joined by the Green Party’s Nicola Spurling, sparred for close to 90 minutes in front of more than 75 spectators inside a conference room at the Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre. But the accusation that Kim supported a two-tiered health system appeared to strike a nerve with the 44-year-old office seeker. “I was born here in Canada and public health and public education are values I believe in,” Kim said, turning to Robinson during the debate. “Those are key fundamental Canadian rights that I firmly believe in.” The issue over privatized health care arose during an earlier all-candidates meeting, when Port Moody-Coquitlam BC Liberal candidate Linda

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From left, BC Liberal candidate Steve Kim, NDP MLA Selina Robinson and Green Party candidate Nicola Spurling sparred during the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Coquitlam-Maillardville all-candidates meeting last week. Reimer told the crowd she supports a private second tier “to a certain extent.” The comments drew criticism from the NDP and Robinson was eager to draw them into her debate with Kim. “They believe in a two-tiered system,” she said, adding “that is a concern I am hearing on the doorstep.” But for the most part, the candidates remained cordial during the event. Robinson saved her harshest criticisms for Premier Christy Clark, who she said has allowed the costs of everything from ICBC payments to BC Hydro rates to rise during her time in office.

“Under the BC Liberals, they have dumped and increased so many fees on British Columbians that we are paying a $1,000 more a year now than we were when they took office,” she said. “Those fees, those are taxes folks. Lets not fool ourselves.” Meanwhile, Kim portrayed the BC Liberals as good minders of the economy, touting the province’s Triple-A credit rating and solid job growth. “We need a diversified economy,” he said. “We need one that focuses on tech. We need every industry to be firing on all cylinders.” gmckenna@tricitynews.com @gmckennaTC

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The creator of a new voter engagement tool is calling on Port Moody-Coquitlam candidates to sign up to VoteMate. org and fill out their profiles so voters in the riding can see who is running in the May 9 provincial election. But Laef Kucheran won’t be using the app himself for this election. He’s only 15. Roughly a third of B.C.’s 372 provincial candidates have sent in their profiles to VoteMate BC, according to app creator Kucheran, including most of the candidates running in the three other Tri-City ridings. But in the riding of PoMoCoquitlam, the contact, biography and vision for BC NDP’s Rick Glumac, BC Liberal Linda Reimer and BC Greens’ Don Barthel are all empty. “We’ve got politicians from several parties, including the Greens, NDP and [BC] Liberals as well as the Libertarians, BC Cascadia Party and YPP — people can now compare the platforms [of all the parties] with one simple scroll,” Kucheran told The Tri-City News. He started the project as a way to connect voters with candidates and said the public response to his creation has been enthusiastic — and not just among young people. “From the impression I’ve gotten from emails, it’s varied across from younger to older ages,” he said.

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Probably the most important feature of VoteMate BC is the exhaustive list of more than two dozen topics that allows people to compare party platforms, state whether they think they are important, share them with others and even ask a candidate a question. You can compare what the BC Liberals and the NDP say about ride-hailing services such as Uber, for example, or what the parties will do to make housing more affordable. VoteMate BC includes the policies of parties that don’t typically get a lot of media attention, such as the BC Libertarians. The app also lays out party stands on economic issues such as trade and liquefied natural gas, environmental issues such as climate change, and social issues, including children in care, tuition fees and daycare. It’s so detailed, VoteMate BC could become an essential guide for voters looking to make an informed decision. “You can take the platform stuff and use that to determine who you most align with,” Kucheran explained. The app also enables users to contact a candidate directly to ask questions, and to find out if there is an all-candidates meeting in their riding (see story on next page for info on the remaining Tri-City meeting). It will even help you get registered if you aren’t on the voters’ list yet. Kucheran, who is in Grade 10 in School District 43’s Inquiry Hub, says the project has been fun, although it has taken up most of his time of late. He credits his brother, Alin, and his friend Stefan Clarinval

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11,000 votes already More than 11,000 Tri-City voters cast ballots at the advance polls on the weekend. According to Elections BC, 8% of registered voters, or 3,202 people, in the Coquitlam-Burke Mountain riding — currently held by BC NDP MLA Jodie Wickens — visited the early stations last Saturday and Sunday. In Coquitlam-Maillardville, held by NDP MLA Selina Robinson, about 8.5% of voters, or 3,011 people, cast a ballot. In BC NDP MLA Mike Farnworth’s electoral district of Port Coquitlam, 6% or 2,482 votes were cast while in Port Moody-Coquitlam, where BC Liberal MLA Linda Reimer is the incumbent, about 7%, or 2,696, constituents went to the advance polls. Meanwhile, voters have four more chances to put an X beside the name of their candidate of choice before next Tuesday’s general election. From today (Wednesday) through Saturday, voters can visit one of the advance stations listed on their Elections BC white cards. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. And if you’re unsure about where to vote early, go online to elections. bc.ca/wtv. All advance votes are counted on election night. In the 2013 election, 20% of total votes were cast at advance voting places.

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Creating a Silver Alert system to find missing seniors, making the Tri-Cities an age-friendly community and strengthening penalties for domestic and elder abuse were some of the proposals for enhancing the wellbeing of seniors at a recent all-candidates meeting. The event, held April 4 and hosted by the Tri-Cities Seniors Planning Network (TCSPN), brought together candidates for the four Tri-City ridings, with the exception of BC Green Party candidate Nicola Spurling (CoquitlamMaillardville) and BC Liberal Party candidate Susan Chambers (Port Coquitlam) for a discussion on health care, housing and transportation needs for the region’s aging population. The candidates spoke on issues such as MSP payments, health care funding, hospital wait lists and dementia care, among other topics. To see a summary of the responses organized by TCSPN, visit the Provincial Election tab at www.tricitynews.com.

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4.23% tax hike for PoCo homeowners Extra $114 for owner of home worth $683k JANIS CLEUGH

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Port Coquitlam homeowners will pay 4.23% — an average of $113.91 — more this year in property taxes and utilities. At a special meeting last night (Tuesday), city council was set to vote to give three readings to the city’s draft financial plan, with another special council scheduled for tomorrow night (Thursday) for final bylaw approval. The increase for the “average” home — that is, a home with an assessed value of $682,859 — includes $3.49 more for water, $11.12 for sewer and $7.06 for solid waste. Another $25 for the recreation complex parcel tax is also included. The tax lift will pay for, among other things: • a portion of the $132-million community recreation complex ($33.5 million); • three more Mounties for PoCo’s RCMP Uniformed Crime Reduction Unit ($237,000);

• and five more PoCo firefighters ($305,000). According to a survey conducted by the municipality between March 22 and April 11, a third of the 640 respondents said they believe they’re getting good value from city hall but want more investment in road work — specifically street, sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades. As in previous years, the 2017 budget includes the equivalent of 1% in taxes — or $594,700 — and another 1% in utility rates — or $187,700 — to replace infrastructure. The plan also includes about $13.5 million in capital work related to neighbourhood rehabilitation, wrote Farouk Zaba, PoCo’s manager of financial planning and systems, in his report to council. The draft financial plan also calls for: • developing an infrastructure management plan at a cost of $145,000 (to be funded from surplus accounts) to help the city look at its $1 billion in roads, bridges and pipes over the next 10 to 30 years; • compiling engineering studies to inspect and assess infrastructure; • exploring technical innovation with Telus at a cost of $20,000 (to be funded from

Speak up! You can comment on any story you read on our Facebook page reserves); • hiring a new financial analyst and enhancing supervisory skills training for staff; • and renewing the city’s partnership with the PoCo Sports Alliance until 2022 at a cost of $18,000 (to be funded from the arts and culture reserve). As for individual property tax rises, the actual amount will depend on the assessed value. For 2017, the average PoCo property shot up by 33.75%; homes higher than that percentage will pay more in property taxes. The city is expected to collect $64.5 million in taxation and other levies this year plus another $22 million in utility charges, with revenues totalling $107 million; its expenditures are budgeted at $93 million. Under the Community Charter, annual property taxes and solid waste rates must be adopted before May 15.

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owner to make the necessary upgrades. According to the latest letter sent to Vander Zalm, dated March 27, 2017, the fire department noted several violations during an inspection on the same day. Among the deficiencies are: poor electrical installations; combustible storage in electrical room; lack of fire separations; blocked or insufficient number of exits; no exit signs; inadequate emergency lighting; occupant loads not posted; lack of a fire safety plan; obstructed extinguishers; and inappropriate structural designs. As well, Hagan told council, the fitting rooms in the fashion area aren’t legal and there are no sprinklers. In January 2016, consultants made a number of recommendations to Vander Zalm on how to move forward. But, a year later, he had still not brought the existing buildings up to BC Building Code standards nor had he taken out permits. In his defence, Vander Zalm told city council the issue was “convoluted and complex” as his main building went up as an agricultural structure in the 1980s and, at that time, permits weren’t required under the National Farm Code. Vander Zalm also warned council that should a Section 57 notice be filed on title, “it could result in the closure of my store” as it would impact future borrowing from financial institutions and, possibly, prevent him from obtaining insurance.

He said he is trying to make repairs. “Will I be able to bring it to today’s building code standards? No. It’s unreasonable and unaffordable,” Vander Zalm said. Hagan, too, acknowledged the high cost to upgrade but suggested Vander Zalm start with the consultant’s report as a guide to correct the numerous deficiencies. On Monday, Vander Zalm told The Tri-City News that the city’s photos and information were outdated and he claimed he is now “100% in compliance” with all agencies. (BC Safety Authority has yet to sign off on its report, he said). “There is no safety concern as far as I am concerned,” Vander Zalm said. In the meantime, city council has delayed filing a Section 57 notice to allow the business to fix the deficiencies; a progress report is due before council in a year. “Our goal is to get to a safe place for workers,” said Mayor Greg Moore in changing the motion that would defer the notice. Still, Coun. Laura Dupont opposed the amended motion, noting Vander Zalm’s lengthy non-compliance. She said city staff have yet to receive proof from health and safety agencies that Art Knapp’s structures are safe. Dupont also pointed out that council, earlier in its April 25 meeting, had passed a proclamation to recognize April 28 as the day of mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.

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Burrard Thermal is valuable The Editor, Re. “PoMo blames tax hike on Burrard’s closure” (The TriCity News, April 28). BC Hydro shut down Burrard Thermal as a standby generating station in 2016, saying its power wasn’t needed and it would save $14 million a year. No word from Hydro on the billions it would cost to replace Burrard’s 900 megawatt hours (MWh) of capacity with generators located hundreds of kilometres away. Should an emergency occur, the Lower Mainland is left without a single large generating station. Now, Hydro is saying that without Site C, it will be short 8% capacity and 2% energy within 10 years. Burrard Thermal is the ideal backup for the power B.C. is entitled to under the Columbia River Treaty. These downstream benefits could provide more than 1,000 MW of capacity and more than 4,000 gigawatt hours of energy per year. But the BC Liberals won’t allow Hydro to rely on this power, claiming the U.S. may not be able to deliver it during cold winter months when BC Hydro needs it most. Burrard Thermal could pro-

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The shutdown of Burrard Thermal last year has resulted in the loss of a grant in lieu of taxes to the city of Port Moody worth $1.3 million. vide it should that occur. With Burrard gone, however, this opportunity is lost, and Hydro sells the Columbia power for $20 to $30 per MWh on the open market — about a third the cost of Site C’s power. In years past, when the BC Utilities Commission looked at the financial, social and environmental impacts of shut-

ting down Burrard Thermal, it determined that Hydro would be further ahead to retain the plant. This time around, the BC Liberal government circumvented the BCUC. Before Burrard was shut down, hundreds of millions of dollars were spent on upgrades and emission controls. If Burrard ran at full output for

10% of the year, its NOx emissions would be 85 tonnes out of a Lower Fraser Valley total of 55,000 tonnes and its GHG emissions would be less than 10% of what a typical LNG export terminal would emit, such as the proposed Petronas terminal in Prince Rupert. The BC Liberals tout such terminals as “world-class” and “clean.” One can only hope that the NDP will form the next government so that the BCUC will have the opportunity to study the benefits of scrapping Site C and restoring Burrard Thermal. Such action would save Hydro ratepayers billions of dollars and a reopened Burrard would significantly improve Port Moody’s tax base and provide dozens of well-paying jobs in the local community. Martin Cavin, Port Moody

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In a letter to the editor in March 2015, I challenged BC Liberal MLA Linda Reimer to justify her government’s decision to close this standby emergency power source. This challenge was based on a statement by Ms. Reimer that there would be a $14-million saving to B.C. taxpayers. What component of that saving is now being charged to Port Moody residents? With a provincial election a week away and city tax notices ready, it would be a good time to get the response from our BC Liberal MLA that I have been waiting for since 2015. I add a challenge to Don Barthel, the Green party candidate in this riding, to justify why his party is in agreement with the BC Liberals on these two matters. As stated in the original letter, this is not a left or right thing — it is about common sense and respecting the taxpayers of BC. I also acknowledge I may have to allow some time for the Green party candidate to respond as he does not get The Tri-City News where he lives. Ken Holowanky, Coquitlam

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The Editor, Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay said a major reason Port Moody property taxes have taken such a jump this year is the loss of revenue from the now shuttered Burrard Thermal power plant.

The Editor, Re. “Three people – including girls ages 9 and 3 – killed in Coquitlam crash” (tricitynews. com). I have lived next to this deadly stretch of Lougheed Highway for 16 years, a road that just claimed the lives of two children and a young woman. Something needs to be done and has needed to be done for years. How about some reflective buttons between the lanes? At night in the rain, this road has zero visibility. How about reflective poles that are used in construction sites, just until a more permanent solution is found? More light, better lane markings, more light, a divider, more light… and did I mention slow down people? Lougheed is not a race track. More lives need not be lost. Necole Anderson, Coquitlam

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“Any and all funds donated to the Hernandez family will be used to honour these two angels and assist their families in caring for one another,” a statement on the page reads. “It is hoped that enough money can be raised to help the parents of these little children cover a portion of their funeral expenses and contribute to the wellbeing of the surviving members left in the wake of Friday’s tragic collision.” The fund had reached more than $1,300 at The Tri-City News’ print deadline yesterday and had gone up almost $500 in five minutes. Meanwhile, the older girl’s school community is in mourning and School District 43 is reaching out to that school to help students cope. Efforts have been made to provide supports to the school the older girl attended, The Tri-City News has confirmed. In fact, the district’s Critical Response Team was alerted after the accident and began providing support and counselling services immediately and throughout the weekend. “We can confirm that it was a student from our school district but to respect the family’s privacy, we are not releasing the name of the school or the student externally at this time. We are communicating with

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Photos from the crowdfunding site YouCaring show cousins Ella and Tyler Hernandez, who were killed in an MVA last Friday. affected students, staff and parents,” SD43 spokesperson Peter Chevrier stated in an email. The accident is under investigation by both the BC Coroners Service and the local Mounties. According to police, three vehicles were involved in the accident north of Pitt River Road just before 6:20 p.m. April 28, with eight occupants in all. The woman who was killed was in one vehicle, the two girls in another. “The Coordinated Collision Investigation Team, along with ICARS [Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service], is still investigating,” stated a release from the Mounties. “Impairment has

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Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. This meeting will be held on:

Date: Time: Location:

Monday, May 15, 2017 7:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2

Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing, Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting during which it will give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.

Item 1 Text Amendment to Revise the Parking Requirements for Ground-Oriented Multi-Family Housing and Secondary Suites in Single Family Housing The intent of Bylaw 4764, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to revise the parking requirements for Ground-Oriented Multi-Family Housing and Secondary Suites in Single Family Housing. If approved, the text amendment would facilitate the following revisions: • Require two resident parking spaces per unit in all ground-oriented multi-family housing developments, with the exception of those in Transit-Oriented Development areas; • Allow a maximum of 33% of the parking spaces in ground-oriented multi-family housing developments to be in tandem; • Require that a parking space for a secondary suite in a single-family house not obstruct a parking space for the principal dwelling (i.e. not be provided in tandem); and • Increase the minimum lot width of a front-loaded RS-7 and RS-8 lot from 12 metres (40 ft.) to 12.8 metres (42 ft.). The minimum lot width of a rear-loaded RS-8 lot would remain at 12 metres (40 ft.).

Item 2

Address: 585 Austin Avenue

Item 3

Address: 935 Edgar Avenue

The intent of Bylaw 4763, 2017 is to discharge the Land Use Contract – 585 Austin Avenue, registered in the Vancouver Land Title Office on June, 29, 1976 under registration M58301 with respect to the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4763, 2017.

The intent of Bylaw 4756, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4756, 2017 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RT-1 TwoFamily Residential.

The intent of Bylaw 4748, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 in order to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4748, 2017 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RM-6 Multi-storey High Density Apartment Residential.

If approved, the RT-1 zone would facilitate a two lot subdivision of the existing lot and the construction of a single-family dwelling, with the potential for a carriage house, on each of the resulting lots.

If approved, the application would discharge Land Use Contract - 585 Austin Avenue and the RM-6 zone would facilitate the construction of two highrise market residential towers. Tower A is proposed to have 23-storeys and approximately 173 units and Tower B is proposed to have 28-storeys and approximately 206 units.


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Date: Time: Location: Item 4

Monday, May 15, 2017 7:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2

Address: 444 Karp Court

The intent of Bylaw 4759, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Citywide Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3479, 2001 to revise the land use designation of a portion of the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. Bylaw 4759, 2017 from Natural Areas to Neighbourhood Attached Residential.

Item 5

Addresses: 3482 Baycrest Avenue, 1230 and 1250 Mitchell Street

The intent of Bylaw 4757, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4757, 2017 from RS-2 One-Family Suburban Residential to RS-7 Small Village Single-Family Residential and RS-8 Large Village Single-Family Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate a twenty-two lot subdivision consisting of thirteen RS-7 lots and nine RS-8 lots. The application would retain the existing dwelling at 1230 Mitchell as a RS-8 lot, with the potential for a future 2-lot subdivision, and facilitate the construction of a single-family dwelling, with the potential for a secondary suite, on each of the other resulting twenty-one lots.

The intent of Bylaw 4758, 2017 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4758, 2017 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RT-1 TwoFamily Residential and P-5 Special Park. If approved, the RT-1 zone would facilitate a two lot subdivision of the existing lot and the construction of a single-family dwelling, with the potential for a secondary suite, on each of the resulting lots. In addition, a portion of the subject property located within the ravine and creek area would be designated P-5 Special Park.

How do I find out more information? Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from May 2 to 15, 2017 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430. How do I provide input? Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for each item. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Please also be advised that video recordings of Public Hearings are streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts.

Prior to the Public Hearing written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca; Regular mail: 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; In person: City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; Fax: to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015. To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure that you forward it to the City Clerk’s Office prior to noon on the day of the hearing. Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam.ca/agendas. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested parties concerning any of the bylaws described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Jay Gilbert City Clerk


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WELCOMING REFUGEES

Fewer refugees are settling in Tri-Cities Syria main source country, Surrey is main destination Refugees are continuing to arrive in the Tri-Cities but in much smaller numbers than last year, according to statistics from Immigrant Services Society of BC. The ISSBC has sent out its first quarter bulletin for 2017,

showing that of 212 government-assisted refugees who have arrived in B.C. between Jan. 1 and March 31, only eight, or 4%, settled in Coquitlam. Surrey, in contrast, received 73 government-assisted refugees in that time period. Syria remains the top source country, followed by Iran and Iraq, Eritrea, Myanmar and China. Housing remains a prime concern for the agency as a

higher number of governmentassisted refugees are arriving with physical limitations. In all, ISSBC is expected to settle 900 individuals this year, 720 of whom are destined for Metro Vancouver. Last year, 90 people in several family units arrived in Coquitlam, all of them Syrian, making up 7% of Syrian government-assisted refugees. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com @dstrandbergTC

Notice of Public Hearing

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4015

PUBLIC HEARING 7 pm on Monday, May 8, 2017 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

To provide for rezoning from M1 (General Industrial), RA2 (Residential Apartment 2) and P1 (Civic Institutional) to CD35 (Comprehensive Development 35) to facilitate a comprehensive mix of apartment residential uses, restaurant and community commercial uses in live-work units.

All members of the public will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions about the bylaw at the hearing. Council cannot receive new or additional information on this application after the public hearing.

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INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS Prior to the public hearing, the public is welcome to inspect the proposed bylaw and any related bylaws, reports and plans at: Development Services, Port Coquitlam City Hall Annex 8:30 am-4:30 pm (except weekends/stat. holidays) Until May 8, 2017

Development Variance Permit No. DVP00036 Development Variance Permit No. DVP00036

A public input opportunity is being provided in consideration of relaxing Section 15 of the Parking and Development Management Bylaw No. 3525. For clarity, this variance applies to and only to highway construction standards required for the section of Kelly Avenue between Mary Hill Road and Kingsway Avenue to enable construction of the pedestrian plaza and associated road access.

PUBLIC INPUT 7 pm on Monday, May 8, 2017 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

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Location:

GIVE YOUR INPUT

Street address: 2170 Kelly Avenue, 2390 and 2420 Mary Hill Road

All members of the public will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions about the bylaw at the input opportunity.

Legal:

Lot 105, District Lot 289, New Westminster District, Plan 37752 Lot 1, Block C, District Lot 289, New Westminster District, Plan 1954 Portion BL 6287, Except Plan 80566.

Council cannot receive new or additional information on this application after the public input opportunity.

Location

Civic Address: 2170 Kelly Avenue Legal Description: Lot 105, District Lot 289, New Westminster District, Plan NWP37752 From: To:

GIVE YOUR INPUT

Public Input Opportunity

M1 (General Industrial) CD35 (Comprehensive Development)

Civic Address: 2428 Mary Hill Road (2 parcels) Legal Description: Lot 5 Except: Part Bylaw 6287, Block “B” District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 1954 Legal Description: Lot 6 Except: Part Bylaw 6287, Block “B” District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 1954 Civic Address: 2390 Mary Hill Road Legal Description: Lot 1 Except: Part Dedicated Road on Plan 80566; Block “C” District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District, Plan 1954 Civic Address: 2438 Mary Hill Road (south portion) Legal Description: Lot 4 (portion) Except West 10.5 feet (Plan with Bylaw Filed 6287), Block B, District Lot 289, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 1954 Civic Address: 2384 Mary Hill Road Legal Description: Lot 2 Except: Parts on Plan with Bylaw Filed 6287, Block “C” District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 1954 Civic Address: 2382 Mary Hill Road (2 parcels) Legal Description: Lot 4 Except: Part on Plan 37752; Block “C” District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 1954 Legal Description: Lot 3 Except: Part on Plan with By-law Filed 6287; Block “C” District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 1954 Civic Address: 2380 Mary Hill Road Legal Description: Lot 1 Except: The Westerly 10.5 Feet; District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 1959 From: To:

RA2 (Residential Apartment 2) CD35 (Comprehensive Development)

Civic Address: 2420 Mary Hill Road (2 parcels) Legal Description: Lot 8 Except: West 10.5 Feet (Plan with Bylaw Filed 6287), Block “B” District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 1954 Legal Description: Lot 7 Except: West 10.5 Feet (Plan with Bylaw Filed 6287), Block “B” District Lot 289 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 1954 From: To:

P1 (Civic Institutional) CD35 (Comprehensive Development)

Carolyn Deakin, Assistant Corporate Officer 604.927.5212 corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

Lot 8, Block B, District Lot 289, New Westminster District, Plan 1954 (S&E BL 6287) Local Government Act Exemption Bylaw 3324, 2001 applies.

Inspection of documents: Prior to the public input opportunity, the public is welcome to inspect the proposed development variance permit, a larger drawing and any related reports and plans at: Development Services, Port Coquitlam City Hall Annex 8:30 am-4:30 pm (except weekends/stat. holidays) until 4:00 pm on May 8, 2017.

CITY HALL 2580 Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam BC

Carolyn Deakin, Assistant Corporate Officer 604.927.5212 • corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

Visit the website for details or a larger map. More info: Development Services, 604.927.5442.

www.portcoquitlam.ca/getinvolved

Notice of Public Hearing

Community Recreation Complex Development OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 4013 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4014 PUBLIC HEARING 7 pm on Monday, May 8, 2017 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

To provide for rezoning of City-owned properties from RA2 (Residential Apartment 2) to P1 (Civic Institutional) to facilitate the development of the Community Recreation Complex.

Location

Street address: 2438 and 2446 Mary Hill Road and adjoining lanes

GIVE YOUR INPUT All members of the public will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions about the bylaw at the hearing. Council cannot receive new or additional information on this application after the public hearing.

CITY HALL 2580 Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam BC

Legal

Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 (except south 7 metres), District Lot 289, New Westminster District, Plan NWP1954, except Plan 6287

Inspection of Documents

Prior to the public hearing, the public is welcome to inspect the proposed bylaw and any related bylaws, reports and plans at: Corporate Office, Port Coquitlam City Hall Until May 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm City Hall is open 8:30 am-4:30 pm (except weekends/ stat. holidays) Carolyn Deakin, Assistant Corporate Officer 604.927.5212 • corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

Visit the website for details or a larger map. More info: Development Services, 604.927.5442.

Visit the website for details or a larger map. More info: Development Services, 604.927.5442.

www.portcoquitlam.ca/getinvolved

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Port Moody Naturally Seminar

Resilient gardening & an intimate look at local birds Top volunteers The Port Coquitlam people honoured at last Thursday’s 19th annual volunteer awards. For more information on their achievements, read the story at tricitynews.com.

PORT COQUITLAM

Port Moody Naturally is a double feature this spring!

in PoCo are... Port Coquitlam’s best and brightest volunteers shone a little brighter last week as the city honoured their hard work and achievements. Mayor Greg Moore and city council recognized the volunteers at the 19th annual awards night, held at the Giggle Dam Theatre before about 200 people, including the 40 nominated in the seven categories. Previous recipients picked this year’s winners but city council was charged to select the lifetime volunteer. The winners are: • Lifetime: James Dawson;

• Expert gardener Linda Gilkeson will show you how to design resilient food and ornamental gardens, choose suitable varieties, and offer tips to help your plants survive ‘weird weather’.

• Arts, Heritage and Cultural Awareness: Linda Sliworsky; • Caring and Safety: Nancy McCurrach; • Environmental Protection and Enhancement: Christina Saremba ; • Sports and Recreation: Craig Widmer ; • Youth Programs: Dave Lee and Laion Lee; • and U21: Candace Chau.

For more info on the winners, go to tricitynews.com

• Dr. Robert Butler will take you into the intimate lives of some of our local birds, including crows, herons, surf scoters and eagles.

When: Wednesday, May 10 at 7pm Where: Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody Admission: Free! 604.469.4500 www.portmoody.ca


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Hello: PoMo community events this week PoMo Foundation hosts a series of events this week MARIO BARTEL

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Port Moody’s dogs are doing more with their own Facebook page than just exchanging hilarious cat videos. They’re connecting, looking out for one another and breaking down communication barriers. In other words, they’re try-

ing to overcome the very same challenges faced by their humans in the increasingly busy and urbanized community. The doggy Facebook page is one of several initiatives by the Port Moody Foundation to preserve and enhance the city’s small-town feel, even as SkyTrain brings new development and thousands of new residents, says its director, Heidi Maddrell. These include the creation of secure Facebook groups for diverse communities to exchange information and build community to events like

Say “Hello” PoMo, which runs from May 1 to 8. All this week, residents are being encouraged to say “Hi” to one another. It’s a simple act that can bring people together, said Maddrell. “As soon as you say ‘hello’ to someone, they become a person and not a shadow,” she said. “They become a part of your community and you feel like you have to look out for them.” Say “Hello” PoMo events include: • Thursday, May 4, 5:30 p.m.: The city’s business own-

ers can get together at Romer’s Burger Bar in Suter Brook to exchange ideas and share information. Maddrell said they’ll be able to put faces to the names they may have met online in the PoMo Business Network group on Facebook. That kind of interaction is especially important in the absence of a formal Business Improvement Association. • Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.: The city’s canine citizens will meet up at Rocky Point Park to exchange sniffs, put a scent to their Facebook profile. • Sunday, May 7: Humans

reclaim Rocky Point Park from noon to 2 p.m. for a cultural mixer that includes performances of music, dance and storytelling by community groups as well as informational displays. Those groups that have cultural centres or places of worship are also being encouraged to throw open their doors to the community from 2 to 4 p.m. • Monday, May 8, 6 p.m.: PoMo Talks at the Inlet Theatre is a group discussion about the ways technology can be used to connect residents, businesses and community groups,

keep the community informed about things like safety, traffic flow and emergencies. It’s all about defeating the barriers of urban life, said Maddrell. “Port Moody has always been a friendly community,” she said. “It’s growing at such a rapid rate, but we want to make sure we maintain that friendly-city feel.”

MORE INFORMATION • For more information about Say “Hello” PoMo, go to portmoodyfoundation.ca.

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IN THE GARDEN

Rain barrels and compost up for grabs Anyone can buy barrel, compost for Coq. only

The weather may not be the most spring-like but Tri-Cities residents can get a leg up on their seasonal tasks this weekend with the help of some civic programs. The city of Coquitlam is selling rain barrels to residents of the Tri-Cities to collect rainwater for their gardens. The barrels cost $55 each, including tax, and will be available May

6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Austin works yard parking lot across from the Coquitlam animal shelter. There’s no limit on the number of barrels that can be purchased and no proof of residency is required. One week later, on May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Coquitlam residents can collect a free bag of compost at the works yard and purchase composters for $25. Each household is limited to one free bag of compost and four composters, and proof of residency is required. @TriCityNews

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CROSSROADS HOSPICE

They’re hiking for ‘Papa’ and for caring, peaceful end-of-life care Hike for Hospice on Sunday helps make ‘every moment count’

TAKE A HIKE – YOU CAN HELP

The Hike for Hospice takes place on Sunday, May 7 at Hyde rec centre (1379 Laurier St., Port Coquitlam). Registration begins at 9 a.m. The top two corporate teams, family teams and individuals that raise the most money will receive prizes provided by various corporate partners. To register online, go to www.hike4hospice. ca or call special events co-ordinator Shelly Pennington at 604-9450606.

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eronica Marraffa’s two-year-old daughter Tatiana wouldn’t leave her lap when they visited Veronica’s dying father in hospital. She was frightened by all the activity, the bright lights, the other three patients sharing Val Wright’s room. But in the comfortable, homey environs of the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice, she rushed right up to her sleeping Papa to give him a hug. And while Tatiana was too young to appreciate she was saying goodbye, Marraffa says the enduring memory of that tender moment fuels her family’s passion for hospice care. On Sunday, May 7 “Team Papa” will be participating in its second Hike for Hospice. The 15th annual event raises funds for the Crossroads Hospice Society’s community care programs, including endof-life care and helping their loved ones cope with loss. “The stigma that is attached to hospice palliative care is associated with death and dying,” said Tereza McDermid, executive director of Crossroads Hospice. “But that’s not it at all. It’s about people living and making every moment count.” Marraffa knew when her 67-year-old father was diagnosed with sepsis that they

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Hike for Hospice in the Tri-Cities is a special event for “Team Papa” who walks in honour of Veronica’s late father who passed at Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice. Pictured left to right: Veronica and Mike Marraffa, their daughter Tatiana. didn’t have many moments left. The infection spread rapidly — his liver was shutting down, his heart weakened — but saying goodbye in a busy,

clinical hospital setting was difficult. “It was just so hard to talk about memories and share stories,” said Marraffa.

So when a counsellor suggested the family consider hospice care for Papa, they didn’t hesitate. Each of Crossroads’ 10 beds are in private suites with

comfortable sitting areas for visitors. Medical staff focus on quality of life through pain and symptom management. Residents, who stay an aver-

age of 25.8 days, benefit from pet, music and arts therapy programs as well as therapeutic touch and spiritual care. Grief counselling and support are available for family members. “Yes, the end result is people do die,” said McDermid, “but our hospice care residence is not a scary place. It’s very warm and feels like a home.” Which is exactly how Marraffa describes Papa’s final six days. “It was so peaceful for him to say goodbye,” she said. In fact, as her father prepared to take his final breaths, choral music played softly on his room’s stereo system, a tribute to his time as a church choir director. “It takes my breath away to explain how it was to be in that setting.” mbartel@tricitynews.com @mbartelTC

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Reading for pleasure & info for green thumbs A GOOD READ

your garden from boring to brilliant. He shines a spotlight on the A-list plants in every category that will bring your garden into the 21st century. Beautiful photos illustrate the endless plant possibilities. If you want to bring nature into your yard and garden, have a browse through National Geographic’s Birds, Bees and Butterflies and The Life in your

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ith the official arrival of spring, garden enthusiasts probably can’t wait to transform their patches of soil into works of art. Finding the right combination of plants for your garden or that perfect container can be a challenge. Having the right gardening resource can make all the difference. Here are a few books to help in the process of creating the best garden ever. After all, a garden is the best way to savour life. Limited for space and time? Nancy J. Ondra’s Container Theme Gardens is what every gardener needs. You can create 42 eye-catching container gardens with a “five-plant palate.” A plant shopping list accompanies each design, making it an easy guide to creating the container of your dreams. Themes include Salad on Deck, Pond in a Pot, Herbs on the Windowsill and my favourite, Hummingbird Haven. The possibilities are endless. My favourite go-to gardening books are by author Frankie Flowers. His books have a way of making gardening seem so easy. Food to Grow helps make growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs simple, bountiful and fun. Get Growing is 352

pages packed with ideas and instructional photos that provide a solid foundation for building the garden or lawn of your dreams. My favourite, Pot It Up, is page after page of inspiring, beautiful and sometimes surprising container ideas. Each incorporates Flowers’ signature technique of thriller, filler and spiller so that your pot will have maximum impact. Plant away. The Bold, Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden by Johanna Silver is a stunning coffee-table book filled with lessons from Bancroft, a dry garden pioneer. The book covers the intriguing story of her life, her three-acre Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, Cal. and the benefits of water-saving plants. If you are a fan of succulents, yuccas and grasses, this is the book for you. To have a great garden, you need great plants. Plants with Style by Kelly Norris will immerse you into transforming

Garden by Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto. Banishing pesticides and just a few landscaping alterations — such as planting native food and host plants, allowing some lawn areas to fill in and offering water resources, shelter and nesting sites — birds, bees and butterflies will all become frequent visitors. Both books are generously illustrated and packed full

of practical information. And finally, the book every west coast gardener should never be without: Best Plant Picks by Steve Whysall. This book is organized simply in a month-to-month sequence that will keep a garden flowering throughout the year, rain or shine. Whysall shares his wealth of horticultural knowledge on everything from describing a

plant’s features to creating the best conditions for making a garden thrive. It truly is the ultimate reference guide for creating and maintaining that perfect west coast garden. Find these and other gardening books at your local library. A Good Read is a column by TriCity librarians that is published on Wednesdays. Caroline Wandell works at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library.

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Notice of Public Hearing

Zoning Amendment regarding Commercial Zones Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4016

PUBLIC HEARING PORT MOODY ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY PHOTO

You can help the Port Moody Ecological Society release thousands of young chum salmon into Noons Creek and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fingerling Festival this Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fish release will take place at the hatchery, on the north side of the skating arena, 300 Ioco Rd., with 60 presenters showing their wares in the arena, as well as entertainment by Bobs and Lolo. Find out more at noonscreek.org. And for information about entertainment at the Fingerling Festival, see the TC Arts/Entertainment section starting on page 26.

7 pm on Monday, May 8, 2017 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

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Cities’ tips for dealing with chafer beetles Now is the time to take action against chafer beetles, according to the three cities. Last Thursday, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody city halls issued a joint advisory about the bugs that have wreaked havoc on Metro Vancouver properties. To stem the tide and to restore infested lawns, Tri-City residents are asked to use organic methods — not cosmetic pesticides, which are banned in the three cities. Until June, homeowners are requested to:

• aerate their lawns; • rake or till damaged turf (don’t dump it in the green cart; take it to Meadows Landscape Recycling Centre at 17799 Ferry Slip Rd., Pitt Meadows); • reseed damaged areas with a starter fertilizer and roller, and sprinkle frequently (check for water restrictions); • and keep the grass at least 5 cm high and leave clippings on the lawn to act as mulch. Nematodes can also be preordered from garden stores to apply in late July. City staff say once lawns

return to normal, they should be watered twice a week, in accordance with any sprinkling restrictions. For undamaged lawns, residents are asked to use a natural organic or slow-growth fertilizer to keep the bugs away. Homeowners should also look at planting chafer-resistant plants such as microclover and tail fescue grass. Visit the city websites for more details: coquitlam.ca/ chaferbeetle; portcoquitlam.ca/ chaferbeetle; and portmoody. ca/chaferbeetle.

All members of the public will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions about the bylaw at the hearing. Council cannot receive new or additional information on this application after the public hearing.

The purpose of this Bylaw is to amend commercial uses and their regulation in the Zoning Bylaw. In summary, the Bylaw combines the Large Format Commercial zone with the Highway Commercial zone into one zone, District Commercial (DC) and, within the consolidated zone, expands permitted uses to include commercial schools and reduces the minimum required size for retail premises. The Bylaw further restricts new drive-through businesses (restaurants, banks, automobile servicing) to sites with applicable site-specific zoning; includes health and financial services as personal services uses; restricts where payday loan and cheque cashing businesses may locate; and, allows small eating establishments in corner stores.

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Major University hearing study seeks participants. Connect Hearing, with a leading hearing researcher at Ryerson University, seeks participants for a hearing study investigating the factors that can influence better hearing. All participants will have a hearing test provided at no charge. Qualifying participants may also receive a demo of the latest hearing technology. The data collected from this study will be used to further our understanding of hearing loss and improve life-changing hearing healthcare across Canada.

Why Research Hearing Loss? Deep inside our ears are several thousand microscopic “hair cells.” These cells are arranged in rows and each cell is responsible for hearing a specific pitch, similar to the keys on a piano. As we age, some of these cells become damaged… from loud noises, chronic conditions, or the process of aging itself. Just like a

hearing loss will wait ten years before seeking help.2 This is because at the beginning stages of hearing loss people often find they can “get by” without help, however as the problem worsens this becomes increasingly harder to do. By studying those people having difficulty in noise or with television, we hope to identify key factors impacting these difficulties and further understand their influence on the treatment process.

Interested people can register to be a part of this lifechanging hearing study* by calling: 1.888.242.4892 or visiting connecthearing.ca/hearing-study. piano with damaged keys, an ear with damaged hair cells will make things sound muffled and distorted. For some people this loss of clarity is only a problem at noisy restaurants or in the car, but for others it makes listening a struggle throughout the entire day. It is estimated that 46% of people aged 45 to 87 have some degree of hearing loss,1 but most do not seek treatment right away. In fact, the average person with

*Study participants must be over 50 years of age and have the option to participate. No fees and no purchase necessary. Registered under the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. VAC, WCB accepted.

1. Cruickshanks, K. L., Wiley, T. L., Tweed, T. S., Klein, B. E. K., Klein, R, Mares-Perlman, J. A., & Nondahl, D. M. (1998). Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Older Adults in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study. Am. J. Epidemiol. 148 (9), 879-886. 2. National Institutes of Health. (2010).


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â&#x20AC;˘ Shaping the Journey: Living with Dementia, a free Alzheimer Society of BC series of workshops, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. Pre-registration required: Dorothy, 604-2980780. Also sessions on May 11, 18 and 25.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Dogwood Garden Club plant sale: quality perennials selection of annuals, herbs and tomatoes; held in the Centennial Room at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., 9 a.m.-noon, cash sales only. Info: dogwoodgardenclub.weebly.com. â&#x20AC;˘ St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church, 2206 St. Johns St., Port Moody annual spring tea, 2-4 p.m.,in the church hall downstairs (enter from the back of the church); pie and ice cream plus a beverage for $5. Also: baking, craft and plant tables. Tickets at the door.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Hike for Hospice, hosted by Crossroads Hospice Society, 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Creek rec centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., PoCo; the 5-km raises money for and awareness of the many challenges faced by hospice palliative care and to promote the work volunteers and professionals in the field perform daily. Info: hike4hospice.ca, 604-945-0606 or info@crossroadshospice.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 12 â&#x20AC;˘ Heritage Walk, 6 p.m.: free historic stroll around old PoCo guided by local historian Bryan Ness. The tour departs from the PoCo Heritage Museum & Archives and ends at the bandshell with a choral concert.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Shaping the Journey: Living with Dementia, a free Alzheimer Society of BC series of workshops, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. Pre-registration required: Dorothy, 604-298-

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Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. Pre-registration required: Dorothy, 604-298-0780.

VOLUNTEERS â&#x20AC;˘ BC Angel Dresses is in need of Volunteers in the TriCities. BCAD is a non-profit group of volunteers who collect donated wedding, bridesmaid and grad dresses; volunteer seamstresses transform them into Angel Dresses that are then shipped to hospitals across the province and offered to grieving families at no charge. Group needs dress collectors and seamstresses. Info: www. bcangeldresses.ca. â&#x20AC;˘ Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society, which provides creative opportunities for those in the mental health and disability communities, is adding to its board and volunteer team. The board is a group of volunteers who share responsibilities for the one major event each summer: Burrard Inlet Fish Fest. Board and volunteer opportunities include: web site design and maintenance; accounting; grant writing; coordinating volunteers and marketing. Info: soundtherapyarts.wordpress. com.

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ERH AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED â&#x20AC;˘ Volunteers wanted for all positions at Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary thrift shop, located at 2811B Shaughnessy St., PoCo; applications available at the store during open hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Sundays. provided by staff. Info: www. kidstart.ca. â&#x20AC;˘ Volunteer drivers needed for Share Family and Community Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Better at Home program to give seniors rides to doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; appointments. Drivers must be 21 or older, have a reliable vehicle, insurance and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence, and be willing to

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Left, Dr. Charles Best secondary presents Bye Bye Birdie while Gleneagle secondary, at right, hosts Guys and Dolls. Both productions open tonight (Wednesday). The Gleneagle show includes Grade 12 actors (left to right) Matthew Gosselin as Rusty Charlie, Katie Crompton as Betty Southstreet and Waleed Hakeem as Nicely Nicely Johnson.

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Musical theatre students at three Tri-City high schools will imitate the generation their grandparents grew up in for shows this and next week. And two productions will pull back their curtains tonight (Wednesday) — one of which will include a live orchestra conducted by an award-winning musical director.

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A total of 34 young actors, under the lead of drama teacher Brad Case and musical instructor Brent Hughes, will take on Bye Bye Birdie — a story based on the rise of singer Elvis Presley and his draft into the army, in 1958. Grade 11 student Raymund Koh is cast as the Elvis character of Conrad Birdie while Grade 12 student Stefan Crnogorac (the pastry chef in Best’s The Drowsy Chaperone, from 2015) portrays his manager, Albert Peterson. The plot centres on

Peterson’s attempts to appease Birdie’s fans as the heartthrob heads off to war. He arranges a farewell television program that would see Birdie kiss Kim MacAfee, a small-town girl with a big crush on Birdie. Grade 9 student Kyra Leroux, who plays MacAfee, said she was thrilled to win the role, saying of her character: “She’s very young and finding new things about herself — just like I am at this school. I can relate to her.” Jocelyn Tsui, a Grade 12 student, also said she was eager to be included in the Best show after seeing the musical at Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) in Stanley Park. A former student of the Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts in Coquitlam, Tsui plays Rosie Alvarez, Peterson’s girlfriend. “It’s a very high-energy show,” she said. “It’ll keep you toes tapping all night. It’s so much fun.” • Bye Bye Birdie runs May 3 to 6 and May 10 to 13 at Dr.

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Elvis also figures prominently in All Shook Up, a jukebox musical set in midwest USA in the 1950s, that’s being presented by Heritage Woods. Drama teacher Shanda Walters and assistant Zelda Coertze are co-directing the musical that was picked by a student selection committee last June. Walters said although Heritage Woods showed All Shook Up six years ago, none of the current student body was in it. But alumna Hayley Perkins recalls the 2011 production, in which she had a role. This time around, the fourth-year UBC physics and theatre undergrad is the comusical director and a scheduler for Walters. Perkins is also keeping a close eye on her sister, Jillian, who stars as Natalie Haller —

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the cross-dressing mechanic. Jillian Perkins, 16, is no stranger to stage, having grown up in a theatrical family (her parents met in their high school production of Anything Goes) and has been a student (and now teacher) at Lindbjerg Academy since the age of four. This summer, she’s in the ensemble for TUTS’ Mary Poppins and will return to Michael J. Fox Theatre for the Align Entertainment remount of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. “I love theatre. I want to do it for a career,” the Grade 11 student see ELVIS LIVES, page 27


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said, adding, “Natalie is a very familiar person. I see a lot of myself in her: She’s insecure and a dreamer but she’s also strong. She knows what she wants.” Chad, on the other hand, is played by rookie Xavier Smith, a 17-year-old Grade 11 student who moved to the Tri-Cities last year from Bonnyville, Alta. He clinched the role after singing Adele’s Love Song during an audition last September. Learning how to move and sing like Elvis “has been a lot of fun,” he said. “I’ve been watching a lot of old school rock and roll videos and trying to copy how he did it so well.” • All Shook Up runs May 5, 6, 12 and 13 at Heritage Woods secondary (1300 David Ave., Port Moody). Tickets are $12/$10. Call 604-461-8679.

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Bobs and Lolo are back for PoMo fingerling fest Popular children’s entertainers Bobs and Lolo will return to Port Moody for the 25th annual fingerling festival. The four-time Junonominated singer-songwriters will perform in the PoMo recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bobs (aka Robyn Hardy) and Lolo (Lorraine Pond) recently released a Run Salmon Run app to follow their 2013 book of the same name. Their last studio album was Dirty Feet, in 2015, which featured songs about being outdoors. Hosted by the Port Moody Ecological Society, the May 6 fest and fundraiser for the Noons Creek hatchery will also include a release of 40,000 salmon fry and displays by more than 70 environmental groups. For more details about the event — or to volunteer — call 604-469-9106 or visit noonscreek.org.

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Jaimie Moors, a cyclocross rider who works at Cap’s Westwood, checks out the Shaughnessy bike track in Port Coquitlam where Chris Eastman (left), the city’s recreation co-ordinator for youth services, has organized a kids’ cyclocross camp to be held in August.

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There will be mud. That’s Chris Eastman’s guarantee for a cyclocross camp in Port Coquitlam he’s organizing for young people aged 10 to 13 in August. Cyclocross is a hybrid of road riding and mountain biking that evolved as a way for competitive cyclists to stay in shape over the winter months.

To get to the next warm café stop as quickly as possible they often veered off paved roads to cut across frozen farmers fields, hop fences and traverse forests. While mid-August is usually warm and dry, Eastman, the recreation co-ordinator for youth services in Port Coquitlam, says he’s making arrangements for a city water truck to drop by and turn a section of the Shaughnessy Bike Track into a muddy bog to give participants a taste of true cyclocross conditions. The sport is especially popular in northern Europe where tens of thousands of spectators

will turn out to cheer racers pedalling through muck and sometimes snow, portage their bikes over barriers, climb stairs and descend perilous ramps. But it’s becoming more widely known in North America. The Vancouver Cyclocross Coalition runs a series of eight races, including beginner and kids’ events, across Metro Vancouver from August to December. Eastman says the sport is a perfect fit for his mandate to find new recreational opportunities for youth in Port Coquitlam. “It’s such a dynamic sport,” says Eastman. “Anyone can do

it and it’s accessible. This has potential.” It’s also a good fit to play off the excitement generated by the PoCo Grand Prix road bike race on July 14, said Eastman. “We’ll see what the appetite is,” said Eastman. “I’d love PoCo to become a cycling destination.” Bikes and expert coaching are provided by Cycling BC, as part of their iRide program, and the camp will include a visit to the Burnaby Velodrome for a chance to ride a track bike on the high-banked wooden oval as well as a session on the nearby BMX pump track.

“Kids see a lot of screen time these days,” says Eastman. “We’re looking at this as a way to get kids active again.” And perhaps learn a few life lessons along the way. “Getting over obstacles on the cyclocross track is a little like overcoming obstacles in life,” says Eastman. “They’ve got permission to get dirty.” • The iRide Cyclocross summer camp runs Aug. 14 to 18, 8:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $300 and the camp has a capacity for 14 riders. For more information and to register, go to http://bit. ly/iRideCyclocross.

It was an opening weekend the PoCo Saints would rather forget. The Saints lost both of their first two games to start their BC Junior A Lacrosse League schedule. They followed up a 7-4 loss to the New Westminster Salmonbellies in their home opener last Friday with a 14-8 loss to the Victoria Shamrocks at the Q Centre on Saturday. The Saints may have had a little trouble getting their land legs back after the ferry ride to Vancouver Island, as they spotted the Shamrocks a 4-0 advantage before the game was even five minutes old. Ben Preston opened the scoring for the home team just 45 seconds in, when he converted a passing play from Intermediate A call-up Brody Black and Braylon Lumb. In fact, Lumb was in on all of the Shamrocks’ first four goals as he sandwiched his own marker between assists to Cole Pickup and Preston’s second of the period. The Saints — check that, Daylan Kellough — fought gamely back. Kellough scored three times, twice on the power play, to get his side back to within a goal of the Shamrocks with 3:39 left in the opening frame. Less than a minute later Griffin Wilson scored to put the Shamrocks back up by two, then Sklyer Wilson beat Saints’ starting goalie Karter Williams with just five seconds left in the first period. After Pickup scored his second of the game just over five minutes into the second period to build the Shamrocks’ advantage to 7-3, the Saints seemed to find their game.

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Graydon Bradley and the Shamrocks’ Brian Robb exchanged goals just 18 seconds apart, then PoCo went on a three-goal run to pull to within a goal with less than four minutes left in the second period. One of those goals was Kellough’s fourth of the game. But that would be as close as the visitors got. The Shamrocks scored the next six goals to win going away. Kellough’s four goals led the Saints while Junior B call-up Chris Reid contributed a goal and three assists. Against the Salmonbellies, the Saints held a 3-2 lead in the second period before goals

by Connor Mcneill and Will Malcom 1:06 apart put the visitors in front. Sam Degroot tied it 5:47 into the third with his second goal of the game, but the Bellies replied with three unanswered goals to land the victory. Tempers flared midway through the second period when the Salmonbellies’ Cole Bevan answered a check from behind by the Saints’ Nick Agnoletto with a high stick, then squared off in a fight. Both were assessed penalties for the initial infractions, then tossed from the game for the fight. The Saints will try to reverse their early-season misfortune on Thursday, when they visit the Langley Jr. Thunder at the

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The Riverside Rapids winning streak came to an end in Tier II high school rugby last week. The club notched its first loss of the season, falling 28-22 to Westview secondary of Maple Ridge, in a game that saw the Port Coquitlam club get off to a slow start. Westview went up 14-0 in

the first 10 minutes, which proved costly for the Rapids, who were without centres Will Case and Duncan Kelt, who were out early with injuries. Down 14-5 at the half, Riverside regrouped and briefly took a 15-14 lead early after the first intermission thanks to tries from Shaun Tyers and Dean Marques.

But Westview kept pressing and eventually went ahead 28-15 before Tyers cut down the lead to 28-22 with his second try of the game. The club will play its final game of the regular season this week against Clayton Heights before getting ready for the playoffs. sports@tricitynews.com

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Ray left us to be with the Lord when he passed peacefully on Easter Monday, April 17, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. with loving family members at his bedside. Ray was born to Palmer and Vera Anderson on August 6, 1928, in Ceylon, Saskatchewan. He was the 2nd eldest of 4 siblings. He will be remembered with love and admiration by his brother Elwood and children; Lorida Ashton (Glenn), Lance Anderson, Ian Anderson and Bridget Black (Mark) along with grandchildren Shannon (Robert), Leah, Regan, Travis, Lexie and Jordan as well as great grandchildren Vincent and Craig and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. Ray was pre-deceased by his parents, brother Jimmy, sister Betty-Lou, and grandchildren Joel and Christian. The family members would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff members of Heritage Village and Cascade Lodge for the care that they provided to our Dad/Grandfather over the past few years and also for the spiritual support provided by members of Central Community Church. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Vedder View Gardens Cemetery, 44675 Watson Road, Chilliwack, B.C. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held at Mark and Bridget’s home.

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