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BURKE MOUNTAIN

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The auditor general is calling for changes to how the B.C. government sells surplus land after finding a competitive bid process for the sale of of hundreds of acres of Crown land on Burke Mountain to Wesbild Holdings Ltd. lacked

transparency. Carol Bellringer, in her report released today, said purchase offers made by six bidders, including Wesbild, couldn’t be compared because each bidder grouped parcels differently. A much stronger denouncement of the land sale, however, has come from the Minister of Citizen’s Services who said

the BC Liberal government during whose tenure the Release of Assets for Economic Generation (RAEG) was carried out failed to do due diligence to ensure taxpayers got good value for the land. “At the end of the day, you have a house that the city assesses at $800,000. You know that the market value of houses

are selling at $1.4 million. Somebody offers you $600,000 and you take it — it’s not the fault of the developer but the fault of the government to act like a good steward of public assets,” said Jinny Sims, who is also the MLA for SurreyPanorama. see PARCELS, page 5

EAGLE RIDGE HOSPITAL

erH er expansion still a go after FHA shelves land sale Diane StranDBerg THe Tri-CiTy News

A planned $27.6-million expansion of the Eagle Ridge Hospital emergency department will go ahead despite the shelving last week of plans for selling two parcels of land. Monday, Fraser Health

confirmed that construction will begin this year on a project that will more than double the capacity of the emergency department, add new isolation rooms for infection-control measures plus two new trauma resuscitation bays.

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Left: The PoCo Grand Prix will be held on Friday in Port Coquitlam’s downtown between Shaughnessy Street and Mary Hill Road and Wilson to Elgin Avenues. Right: Glenn Mitzel, area recreation manager for the city of Port Coquitlam, is a co-director of the PoCo Grand Prix, which starts with the Elite Men’s Race (category 3/4) at 3:15 p.m.

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The clang of cowbells will sound once again in Port Coquitlam. On Friday, the city’s downtown — between Shaughnessy Street and Mary Hill Road, and Wilson to Elgin avenues — will close at 1:45 p.m. for the third annual PoCo Grand Prix, a cycling race that’s part of the BC Superweek series now happening around Metro Vancouver. Starting at 3:15 p.m. with the elite men’s race (category 3/4), visitors will see more than 150 male and female riders loop the 1.3-km criterium route to compete for titles and cash prizes totalling $15,000. But this year’s event is differ-

ent from the past two races as it will begin later in the afternoon and wrap up at 11 p.m. Co-director Glenn Mitzel, a city of PoCo recreation manager, said it’s the first time in BC Superweek history that it’ll host a night race. “We wanted to create a unique experience to make it different from the other series races,” he said. “It has been a vision for some time to have one of the BC Superweek partners host a night criterium. The PoCo Grand Prix was a perfect fit,” said co-director Mark Ernsting in a news release. The later time slot is also in response to criticism from downtown retailers who complained about the loss of business. Over the past year, organizers worked with the Downtown Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association (BIA) to spread the message about the tourist draw. “They understand what’s happening and know to plan

for the second Friday of each July for the race,” Mitzel said. Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the PoCo Grand Prix attracted some 7,500 spectators to the downtown last year to watch the racers, enjoy the entertainment in Leigh Square Community Arts Village — which once again is programmed by the Giggle Dam — take part in the family fun and stroll through the Business Expo. One of the biggest crowdpleasers is the Norco kids’ race; the three- to five-year-old division, which sold out in two days, kicks off at 6 p.m. followed, 10 minutes later, by the six- to eightyear-olds and, at 6:25 p.m., the nine- to 12-year-olds. “The kids love it because they get to ride on the same circuit as the professionals,” Mitzel said. “We’re excited that the kids’ race continues to grow in popularity as it’s a real highlight of the event,” said PoCo Coun.

Glenn Pollock, chair of the city’s healthy community committee, in a news release. “I can’t wait to see more than 300 kids race like the pros through our downtown.” As well, four Tri-City mayors — Greg Moore (PoCo), Richard Stewart (Coquitlam), Mike Clay (Port Moody) and John McEwen (Anmore) — will again take part in the Telus corporate challenge at 4:15 p.m., as will four PoCo city councillors: Mike Forrest, Darrell Penner, Dean Washington and Brad West. And though there’s less corporate sponsorship for the third year — with previous sponsor Cap’s Westwood Cycle sold to Trek last year and the American company not continuing with financial support — Mitzel said the budget will stand pat; a post-event report is due before city council this fall. • Visit pocograndprix.ca for a list of race times and for parking locations.

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WHAT IS BC SUPERWEEK

BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional road cycling series and features more than $140,000 in prize money with nine races over 10 days. The series runs from July 6 to 15 and includes: • Tour de Delta (July 6 to 8); • New West Grand Prix (July 10); • Gastown Grand Prix (July 11); • Giro di Burnaby (July 12); • PoCo Grand Prix (July 13); • and Tour de White Rock (July 14 and 15).

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COQUITLAM

step-by-step daycare looking for a new location scout hall facility ‘is on its last legs,’ says parks staff Gary MCKenna

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The Step-by-Step daycare in the Scout Hall at Blue Mountain Park is one broken boiler or leaky roof away from having to permanently close its doors after operating for more than 40 years. The city of Coquitlam has informed the childcare providers it will not conduct any major repairs on the building, which it said is past its lifespan and may not be part of future plans for the park. Raul Allueva, the city’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture, said he empathizes with the daycare operators but the city cannot

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The future of the Scout Hall at Blue Mountain Park is uncertain as the city said the structure is past its lifespan. afford to spend significant money on a building that will likely have to be torn down in the near future. “With this building, we have advised [the daycare] that it is on its last legs,” he said during a committee meeting Monday.

“We are in no position to guarantee any longevity in there.” The structure showed its age last year when workers doing routine maintenance over Christmas break discovered dry rot in one corner. The issue was severe enough that parents

were told the building may have to be closed permanently but a structural engineer said the damage was not as bad as initially thought and the daycare was able to re-open at the conclusion of the holiday break. Since then, Megan Stowe, president of the Step-by-Step Child Development Society board, said she has been scrambling to find an alternative space that can accommodate 24 Porter Street elementary students for after-school care. So far, the search has come up empty. “What I can’t get my head around is that the work we are doing is exceptional,” she said. “We are providing something that is very much needed. I do not understand how there isn’t a strong willingness to come up with a solution.” She added that while the daycare is ready to go when

school is back in session in September, there is concern about the long-term future of the facility. “We are worried and our parents are worried as well,” she said. Monday, Stowe went before Coquitlam council asking for support and guidance. She said she has enquired about using a room at Winslow Centre, a School District 43 facility, or the city’s Dogwood Pavilion seniors’ recreation centre but has been told there is no space. She also suggested a portable classroom could be placed next to the Scout Hall at Blue Mountain Park. Councillors were sympathetic to Stowe’s plight but said the best place for the daycare is at Porter Street elementary — either in an empty classroom after school or in a portable on the site. But Stowe said she has been

unable to get on the School District 43 agenda because after-school care is not part of the district’s mandate and “we don’t fit their board requirements.” The city said it would facilitate a meeting with the daycare, council and the school board to find a solution but it could be difficult to get everyone in the same room before the August council break (the SD43 board of education doesn’t meet in either July or August). In the meantime, Stowe said her organization will continue to pressure the city and the district to help them find an alternative. “We are feeling extremely stuck,” she said during her presentation to council. “We have no alternatives. We have exhausted all other space options that we have.” gmckenna@tricitynews.com


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She said the auditor general singled out the 2014 land sales on Burke Mountain for special review because the properties sold for much less than they were assessed for, at two thirds of the assessed value. However, she noted that some of Bellringer’s recommendations have already been put in place, including evaluating whether surplus land can be used for other purposes, such as hospitals and schools. “We are doing a very careful assessment and we are gong to evaluate each property,” Sims said. The so-called RAEG initiative was carried by the BC Liberal government to balance the budgets in 2013/’14 and 2014/’15, save costs and generate economic activity, but only focused on the revenue target, according to Bellringer, and, in fact, exceeded revenue targets, obtaining roughly 96.7% of assessed market value, and generating $435 million for provincial coffers. However, the Burke Mountain sales achieved a much lower than expected price — just 66% of assessed value for properties purchased by Wesbild and 80% for those bought by the city of Coquitlam. It was back in 2014 when the land sale in Coquitlam got

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A map shows the parcels of land on Burke Mountain that were put up for sale by the provincial government. underway. Twenty-one parcels were put up for sale — about 584 acres of Crown land — some of which could be developed immediately and others over the longer term. Colliers International was hired to manage the sales process and an independent appraiser was hired and determined the value of the land was worth $145.9 million, according to the audit. However, the bidders were encouraged to submit purchase offers for both single parcels and groups of parcels (the government believing this would boost competition for each property) making it difficult years later to determine whether the province got fair market value. Six bids were submitted,

some for individual properties and some for grouped parcels and in the end 14 parcels were sold to Wesbild for $85 million, at 66% of appraised value, while the city of Coquitlam purchased its four parcels for $11.8 million or 80% of appraised value. Three parcels were not sold. Unfortunately, the grouping of the parcels in various ways between the different bidders made it difficult to judge whether the bids were comparable, the auditor states. At the time of the sale a government spokesperson told The Tri-City News the Wesbild offer was chosen because it was the “lowest risk, most comprehensive bundling of parcels and greatest benefit to the community.”

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING on ANMORE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 576-2018 Anmore Municipal Council has scheduled a Public Hearing to be held in Council Chambers at Village Hall, 2697 Sunnyside Road, Anmore, BC, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 starting at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the bylaw is to amend the existing Official Community Plan Bylaw to include provisions for infill development. The changes being proposed in Anmore Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 576-2018 will affect properties and lands within the Village that meet a set of criteria specified in the proposed bylaw that will allow property owners to potentially rezone their property for residential development at densities of up to 2.04 parcels per acre. A copy of the bylaw and relevant information previously considered by Council will be made available on the Village’s website, and will be available for public inspection at village hall during regular office hours from July 9 to July 17. All persons who deem themselves affected shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person at the Public Hearing. Written comments will also be considered if submitted in person, by mail, or by email to christine.baird@anmore.com by July 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Christine Baird Manager of Corporate Services

• Feb. 8, 2012: Treasury Board gives approval to sell Burke Mountain Lands • Feb. 21, 2012: RAEG program announced in budget speech • April 12, 2013: Standing offer Agreement signed with Colliers • April 29, 2013: Request for independent appraiser • Oct. 10, 2013: Independent appraisal report submitted to government • Nov. 22, 2013: Listing agreement signed with Colliers • Jan. 16, 2014: Kwikwetlem First Nations Benefit Agreement signed • Feb. 4, 2014: Deadline for offers from potential buyers • Feb. 5, 2014: Summary of buyers’ offers from Colliers • Feb. 11, 2014: Katzie First Nations Benefit Agreement signed • Feb. 26, 2014: Revised offer from Wesbild • Feb. 26, 2014: Ministerial order approving sale of lands to Wesbild • Aug. 28, 2014: City of Coquitlam offer to purchase • Aug. 29, 2014: Ministerial order approving sale of lands to the City of Coquitlam — Source, BC Auditor General

However, the auditor general’s report notes “comparability of the bids, based on the price offering for each parcel, was not possible, because government did not require bidders submitting grouped bids to disclose how much they were offering for individual parcels within their grouped bid during the bidding process.” While the bids for Burke Mountain were not directly comparable, most land sold for less than appraised value, the audit states. However, the report doesn’t

go as far as stating the bid was unfair, a claim that then-NDP leader John Horgan made when land sale documents were revealed later by the Opposition. He had concerns the province lost money on the deal because it was rushed. Wesbild, a major Coquitlam developer, defended the land purchase at the time, noting that the bids were competitive and the company paid fair market value. However, according to Bellringer, had bidders been required to provide informa-

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tion about how they valued each parcel of land during the bidding process, the government could have been in a better position to identify low bids, compare parcel bids of various bidders, negotiate the set price for individual parcels and obtain the price-perparcel information required for accounting purposes. The report contains seven recommendations, including that government assess the costs and benefits of selling versus holding surplus assets prior to their sale. As well, government should report to the public on how selling surplus assets can be in the best interests of the province, the audit states. The report also recommends officials prepare a readiness checklist to assure due diligence work has been done, put in place controls to prevent and detect real or perceived bias, bid rigging and collusion, and make changes to how multi-parcel property bids are handled to make them more transparent. The office reviewed 14 of the 101 sales, representing 75% of the total sales proceeds, and with the exception of the Burke Mountain lands in Coquitlam, government obtained, on average, 97% of the appraised value of the surplus property for the sales reviewed. The full report is online at www.bcauditor.

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After 28 years in politics, Mae Reid has decided it is time to retire. The longtime Coquitlam city councillor told The Tri-City News Monday she will not seek re-election this fall, saying she hopes to spend more time reading and traveling. “It is time to move on,” she said. “I’ve got to retire sometime.” Over the course of her lengthy tenure, Reid has served on almost every committee and has been a Metro Vancouver board representative. She also brings vast institutional knowledge to the

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you are going,” she added. As she gets ready for the next chapter in her life, Reid said she wants to make one thing clear: She is not getting a pension for her municipal work. Since making her decision to quit politics, she said her phone has been ringing with people asking what she is going to do with her retirement allowance, a proposal announced by Metro Vancouver earlier this year before being scuttled after blowback from the public. “They want to know what I’m going to do with my big pension,” she said. “We get absolutely zippo.”

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Confirmation of the longawaited expansion to meet the needs of a growing community comes as the health authority re-evaluates plans for selling off two parcels of land for housing after community pushback, including unanimous opposition by the city of Port Moody’s planning advisory committee. But according to Fraser Health spokesperson Tasleem Juma, Fraser Health has not pulled back on its commitment to upgrade the hospital, and has, in fact, proceeded with a number of projects. In the works are an expansion of community outpatient services, such as IV therapy, wound care and blood and blood product administration; an expansion of cardiology services, including a doubling of the size of the cardiology department; and a 50% increase in staffing to handle walk-in patients. “As we prepare to expand our services, we are renovating space in the hospital and relocating some units,” Juma, stated in a press release. Fraser Health had been in the early stages of seeking an amendment to PoMo’s official community plan to allow it to sell the parcels for the development of 427 residential units when it withdrew the application. At the recent planning advisory committee meeting, some councillors expressed concern the land sale and hospital expansion were inextricably tied, resulting in a feeling of “blackmail” if the city didn’t approve it. But according to Fraser Health, redeveloping the land was part of a “broader vision” for health care services in the community, which includes a community health centre,

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MLA RICK GLUMAC expansion of residential care and other hospital services. The emergency department upgrade, of which Fraser Health is committed to paying $22.6 million and Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation the remaining $5 million, was part of a larger vision. Meanwhile, Port MoodyCoquitlam MLA Rick Glumac is calling on Fraser Health to begin a public process to develop a long-term plan for the hospital, calling the current list of projects a “medium-term” plan, and raising concerns about what he believes is a lack of transparency on how the emergency room is to be funded. He told The Tri-City News the issue is that a promise was made to expand the ERH ER without making it clear how that was going to be paid for, he said. “Now we’re in a new government, we have to deal with that. The reality is, it’s needed, and we have to do it and it’s not contingent… on this land sale, but the land sale was something Fraser Health [needed] to pay for a wide array of projects.” And while Glumac said he doesn’t think selling public land to pay for capital projects is the best way forward, he believes involving the public from the start is a good move.

“It’s important I think, when we’re talking about something as big as a public land sale, it’s important to be as clear as possible,” Glumac said, “and hopefully that will be the case going forward, so that people understand very clearly what’s going on.” According to the Ministry of Health, the government does not require health authorities to fund capital projects but allows them to routinely review their inventory of land to determine which sites are required to meet future demand for health care services and which sites are surplus to their future needs. “Sites determined by the health authorities to be surplus are reviewed by the Ministry of Health and the provincial government to see if there are any alternative government uses for the site,” a media spokesperson stated in an email to The Tri-City News. “If an alternative use is identified, the property would generally be transferred accordingly. If no alternative uses are identified, the health authority may seek approval by the Minister of Health to dispose of the property under the Hospital Act.” After consulting with First Nations, health authorities can sell land and use the money to pay for the delivery of health care services, including contributing to the cost of a capital project, according to the statement. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com @dstrandbergTC

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Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore is offering no apologies for accepting a taxpayerfunded transition allowance when he retires this fall. Moore, who as Metro Vancouver’s board chair recently did an about-face on a proposed severance package for departing elected officials from the regional table, told The Tri-City News yesterday (Tuesday) he’s entitled to the payout after the Oct. 20 civic election. Moore announced late last year he would not seek another term; he has yet to decide on his next role after the municipal election. The transition allowance — brought in nine years ago by city council — allows departing mayors to collect onemonth pay for every year in the top job, to a maximum of six months. In Moore’s case, that means he will receive $48,376 based

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Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore will receive a transition allowance when he leaves his role with the city this fall. on his $96,752 salary, said city spokesperson Pardeep Purewal. Moore said the policy was modelled at the time after the city of North Vancouver and Surrey’s; it doesn’t apply to city councillors as their positions are not considered full time like the mayor’s “who is leaving his career,” he said. The severance is “no different from anyone else’s,” Moore said. “There has to be an adjustment period to allow for retraining.” Moore argued provincial and federal politicians receive transition allowances as well as their pensions when they leave public service (municipal

politicians in B.C. get no pension). And he said elected officials aren’t eligible under the Employment Standards Act to collect employment insurance benefits. As for the recent call by Coquitlam Coun. Teri Towner to have the provincial government standardize municipal officials’ pay, Moore takes a different tact. He believes civic politicians should set their own remuneration rates — and take the heat for the consequences. In PoCo, council wages are based on the consumer price index and are not tied to the union collective agreement, like in other jurisdictions.

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Hungry bear forces White Pine closure Young black bear was getting too comfy with people

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION The City has received an application for a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) for the property located at 3000 Christmas Way. The applicant, BC Christian Academy, is requesting a temporary use permit to permit the operation of the BC Christian Academy independent school at 3000 Christmas Way. This TUP would expire on July 16, 2021. You are invited to provide input to Council relative to this application. Additional information related to this application, including a copy of the permit, may be inspected from Friday, June 29, 2018 to Monday, July 16, 2018 at the City’s Planning and Development Department, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.

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Conservation officers are hoping to capture a young black bear that has been getting too comfortable with picnickers at White Pine Beach in Belcarra Regional Park. Complaints surfaced as recently as last Thursday that the bear was walking along the beach but when it began pawing people’s belongings, Metro Vancouver parks staff closed the beach and BC Conservation Officers set a trap. “We do have an officer there right now, the focus is to capture that bear,” Sgt. Todd Hunter told The Tri-City News on Monday morning. Meanwhile, beach-goers will have to stay away from White Pine until the situation is resolved. “Right now, the level of habituation with the food situation, we can’t just leave it there, we’ve got to remove it,” said Hunter, who said the fate of the bear won’t be decided until

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You may also obtain more information on this application by calling Jenna Cook, Planning and Development Department, at 604-927-3469 or emailing Jenna at jenna.cook@coquitlam.ca. This application will be considered by Council at their Regular Meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018. The Council Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and is held in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2. TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO

White Pine Beach is closed at Sasamat Lake while conservation officers attempt to trap a bear that was getting into people’s lunches on the weekend. officers have more information about its history. So far, the bear hasn’t been aggressive but returned to the beach several times over the weekend looking for food, posing a potential risk to visitors. “It is persistent. It’s not doing what we want it to do and take off from the area. It seems to be drawn to the area and it’s likely because of the food sources. People are leaving some scraps and the officer

observed someone throwing some bread to the bear,” Hunter said. A spokesperson from Metro Vancouver said the park has been closed since 3 p.m. Saturday and will remain closed for public safety. “White Pine Beach will reopen as soon as the bear has been removed,” Don Bradley said. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com @dstrandbergTC

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lanning for expansion of the Eagle Ridge Hospital emergency department was started under the former bC Liberal government and now that there is a new sheriff in town, we want to know more details about the funding. It was never made clear in any public statements when the expansion was announced in spring 2017 that two parcels of land would have to be sold to help pay for the $27.6-million expansion, and for many, including Port Moody council, the news came as a shock. The city’s official community plan had never envisioned more housing on that site so a plan to have it rezoned for more than 400 housing units in towers and low-rise residential DELIVERY 604-472-3040 NEWSROOM 604-472-3030 DISPLAY ADS 604-472-3020 cLASSIfIED ADS 604-444-3056 n

was an unpleasant surprise. of course, it is possible to justify the land sale, as fraser Health has noted; hospitals are now built with towers and, thus, don’t need to have a sprawling layout; and if selling that land is the only way to fasttrack much-needed expansion, that can be defended, too. but Port Moody has to take a broader view and consider the pros and cons for such a development. for now, its planning advisory committee has said No to the preliminary application, prompting fraser Health to take a step back and reconsider its options. It was not unusual for the former bC Liberal government to ask other jurisdictions to put a little skin in the game to

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fund construction of public buildings. School districts were also encouraged to dispose of unused assets to raise funds for new capital, and School district 43 has done this in Port Moody and Coquitlam to help pay for new schools and a new administration building. Whether public land should be sold to pay for important capital assets is a debate that could fairly be held now that fraser Health is stepping back from its plan. and we wonder what Premier John Horgan would say about all this since it was he who raised concerns that land on burke Mountain was sold too cheaply in a fire sale to balance the books in 2013/’14. Then-premier Christy Clark denied those allegations, stat-

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ing that the province got fair value because the land was purchased in a competitive bidding process and the government posted a surplus. It would be worthwhile for the NdP government to state clearly how it wants public assets to be used and if it believes hospitals should be funded through the sale of public land.

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Look to the future of ERH The Editor, Re. “Port Moody ERH’s tower plan on shelf” (The Tri-City News, July 6). What great news it was to read that Fraser Health has withdrawn its initial application for sale of land around Eagle Ridge Hospital to make room for two highrise towers. What is really needed, along with the expansion of the ERH emergency department, is a much larger hospital addition to accommodate possibly a maternity ward to go with the very large population growth that has happened in the TriCities. Look to the future for our children, grandchildren and beyond. Louise Lapointe, Coquitlam

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The Editor, Kudos to Port Moody’s Planning Advisory Committee for stepping up to the public plate and doing what is right all the way around, including what is in the best interest of their citizens. Perhaps we in Coquitlam should demand that our

An aerial view of two lots Fraser Health planned to sell off at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody. city’s planning committee be required to take in-depth lessons from them. With what continues to go on in the city of Coquitlam, it would appear that Port Moody should have us hanging our heads in

shame. Do what is right for the citizens of this city and forget about the temporary cash cow. PoMo’s committee has it right: “This is not density we need. And what it does is add service cost stress on parks

[and other city services],” Coun. Hunter Madsen said. How about cutting down on the permits given as if there is no tomorrow. Soon for Coquitlam, there won’t be. Elizabeth O’Neill, Coquitlam

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The Editor, Congratulations to organizers for yet another successful Golden Spike Days festival and a big shout out to all those who volunteered their time for our city’s hallmark event. It is unfortunately troubling that Port Moody Coun. Robert Vagramov chose to use this celebrated community event as the backdrop to launch his campaign for mayor. I believe he owes our community an apology for risking the goodwill generated by the Golden Spike organizers. Coun. Vagramov showed poor judgement and a complete disregard for the event, taking advantage of the tireless work of all the volunteers and attempting to leverage the crowds for his own grandstanding. I want to remind the privileged council member that the people of Port Moody elected him as a benefactor of our community, and not so he could personally benefit

from the goodwill of our community. Finally, I hope that Coun. Vagramov will produce the permit he obtained from the city to use the park for his political purposes. I am sure the Golden Spike organizers did their due diligence to ensure they followed the city rules and had the correct permitting for full use of the park and pier to host the dozens of festival events. John Grasty, Port Moody Editor’s note: Port Moody’s rules regarding park and pier use include this: “The Rocky Point Pier, the gazebo at the entrance to the pier, and the boardwalks around the park are key public access areas and therefore are not available for private use.” The city’s parks GM also said: “If your group attendance will be more than 50 people, you are required to request written permission for either Old Orchard Park or Rocky Point Park.”

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Blank wall at a proposed PM dev’t. concerns some A proposed Port Moody housing development that pays homage to historical Tudor stylings has some history of its own to deal with as the owner seeks city approval. The proposal for eight townhouses and 35 apartment units plus six commercial retail units on four lots now used for parking for Burrard Public House has a chunk of land missing: 85 Kyle St. which has a different owner. And some members of the city’s Community Planning Advisory Committee aren’t happy about it. “The fact is, this doesn’t work for me,” Coun. Diana Dilworth told the committee last week, calling for a review of the issue while also endorsing the project in principle and saying, “There’s some really, really good things about this application.” “We can’t make a sale when

there’s no willing seller or purchase,” said Gaetan Royer of CityState Consulting Services, who is representing the land developer, Damir Duganzic. But he said the new development would be designed for a future addition, should the situation change to incorporate the land now housing a long-time shoe repair shop. Until then, a blank wall could be used for public art, such as a mural or a green wall, Royer said. Some members of the committee said the project, two years in the planning, shouldn’t fail because of the one issue but Mayor Mike Clay expressed concern about a blank wall and called for staff advice. In the end, the committee endorsed the project in principle, subject to a review of the missing parcel and other issues identified by staff.

Meanwhile, some committee members expressed interest in some of the project’s initiatives, including nanny suites for elderly parents or caregivers, and electric car chargers. According to Royer, the nanny suites are a way to help people age in place. “There’s long waiting lists for seniors’ homes. We’re looking after aging parents who require support, but also they can invade your privacy to a certain extent … We thought why not design units specifically for that,” Royer said in an earlier interview with The Tri-City News. The units are designed to have a main hallway door into a foyer with doors inside leading to the separate living areas. They’ll share laundry facilities but have separate bedroom and kitchen/eating areas.

It was back to the drawing board for Port Moody transportation staff after interim solutions they recommended to unclog Murray Street in front of Rocky Point Park were “lambasted” by city council. In May, council directed city staff to come up with ways to improve the movement of traffic while making it safer for pedestrians in time for the heavy summer season. The longterm plan calls for a traffic light at the foot of the Moody roundabout and a pedestrian light at the crosswalk that connects the park to Brewers Row and other businesses on the south side of Murray, but council wanted something done this summer to alleviate the congestion. Mark Halpin, the city’s master transportation plan project manager, presented three options to council at its June 26 meeting: • continue providing traffic management personnel to help pedestrians cross near the

Moody overpass during heavy use times at a cost of $27,000; • along with traffic control at the overpass, build a temporary pedestrian traffic signal and a series of other traffic flow changes at a cost of $130,000 to $190,000 (one of the suggested changes was to install continuous fencing on Murray to discourage jaywalking); • or a combination of the traffic control and fencing for $37,000. Mayor Mike Clay made the original request in May and made several suggestions for improving traffic flow. “There’s nothing about this that addresses the concerns I brought forward,” Clay said at the meeting, calling the report a waste of money. Coun. Rob Vagramov said he couldn’t support a temporary solution, especially one that includes fencing. “Putting up fencing is going to make the area look like a construction site full-time,” said Vagramov, adding jaywalkers will still find a way around it. He said the city also needs to look at the design of the park’s parking lot in the long term. Coun. Diana Dilworth said she doubted the status quo option would address the con-

cern, and she didn’t like the fencing either. “I don’t know what the solution is right now but I do think we have to do something shortterm to address our residents’ concerns,” she said. Clay told The Tri-City News last week that staff, after getting “lambasted,” promised to present other options to council. The subject, however, was not on the agenda for Tuesday’s council meeting. “There’s lots of stuff that can be done there,” said Clay. “There’s ways to get it done, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of will to get it done.” Clay said he’d also like to see the long-term solutions fast tracked. Halpin’s report said work on the Murray-Moody interchange light is expected to begin in January. It has a budget of $525,000. Installation of the pedestrian traffic signal, at a projected cost of $225,000, should begin by next spring. The report said work on extending the Murray Street offstreet pathway from Electronic Avenue to the east end of the Rocky Point Park parking lot, at a cost of $775,000, is planned for this summer. Water main replacement work along the south side of Murray is set for 2019. newsroom@tricitynews.com

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Just as temperatures are about to rise, dog owners are being warned about leaving their pets in hot cars and Port Moody is considering a $100 fine for this canine confinement. Tuesday, PoMo politicians were expected to vote on a bylaw to prevent people from leaving an animal in an enclosed space, such as a motor vehicle or boat, without adequate ventilation. Such negligence could cost them a $100 fine. Leaving an animal outside in extreme weather conditions could also be prohibited if the bylaw amendment is approved, with a fine of $100. “The ability to be punitive even if the dog was not at imminent risk of heat exhaustion or death, to prevent similar future occurrences, is seen as an effective deterrent to this reckless behaviour on the part of dog owners,” a report to city council states. The prohibition comes as the city fields numerous complaints about people leaving their dogs in hot cars and bylaw staff currently have few options. They can only take possession of the dog once it has been extracted from the vehicle or other property, usually by the police, and can only give the dog owner a verbal warning. Marcie Moriarty, chief enforcement officer for the BC SPCA, welcomed PoMo’s proposed bylaw amendment, suggesting it could be a deterrent while also helping to get the message across that leaving dogs in hot cars can be deadly and is not condoned. “We are completely in support of these types of bylaw amendments because this is an issue that needs to be tackled on all sorts of front,” she said, adding later: “I hope it’s a summer we don’t have to talk about dogs in hot cars because

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The city of Port Moody will install curb bulges to slow down speeders and stop sign runners at an intersection in the Seaview neighbourhood by the time school opens in September. City council has approved the bulges for a four-way stop at Angela and Cecile drives, near Seaview elementary school. Area residents requested the city take some action last November because the area was getting too dangerous.

At that time, resident Pete Le Voguer told The Tri-City News drivers rushing to drop their kids at the school and commuters in a hurry to get out of the area onto Clarke Road were routinely ignoring the stop signs and the 30-km/h speed limit. Initially, the city replaced the existing signs and did some tree trimming to improve the sightlines. But a staff report said complaints are still being received. Now that utility improvement work on both streets has been completed, the city can install the bulges and im-

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hat would you expect to see in the depths of Burrard Inlet off Port Moody? A few grasses? Some salmon smolts? A crab or three? In fact, a whole ecosystem awaits and a trio of intrepid divers is letting us in on Port Moody’s biggest secret. In repeated dives to inspect sea pens for coho smolts, divers Lukasz Szlachta, his brother Kamil Szlachta and Serena Moore have found an underwater world as colourful and exciting as any as you’ll find in a tropical sea. There are gigantic tube worms waving in the tide, dock shrimp, blue mussels, plumose anemone, California sea cucumbers and purple sea stars living off of anchor lines and sea pens operated by the Mossom Creek Hatchery. All three of the young adults work in the film industry but they also do volunteer work, helping maintain the hatchery or working with its operator, the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society. But they are also veteran divers with an interest in oceanography. “I have hours and hours of film,” said Lukasz Szlachta, an underwater photographer who has a YouTube channel where he posts his work, including footage of some exotic dives off Thailand and Australia. The three say people would be surprised at what lies beneath the ocean and they hope the videos will encourage people to take more responsibility in fighting pollution and devel-

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Lukasz Szlachta (centre), his brother Kamil Szlachta and Serena Moore get ready for a dive into Burrard Inlet off Port Moody. The trio recently inspected the mooring lines under a sea pen and found a rich ecosystem of marine life. Lukasz Szlachta is an underwater photographer and has a YouTube channel called Ocean Pictures. opment that may encroach on the ocean. “If you see it, you are more likely going to appreciate it,” said Kamil Szlachta, who recently graduated from SFU with a biology degree. The water is also surprisingly deep under the sea pen

near the Ioco Boat Club, and murky, but with a flashlight, you can see many of the creatures, they said. Moore, who also has a degree in biology, said the inlet ecosystem is important for salmon and other creatures in the area. Recently, she and Kamil

Szlachta helped transport coho smolts from Mossom to the sea pen, where the fish fattened up before heading out to sea. Lukasz Szlachta is hoping his YouTube channel will generate some interest, and possibly funding in the future, so he can continue his dives. He uses

an underwater GoPro camera and an iPhone in a watertight case to do most of his filming but he would like to get more equipment. He also writes his own scripts, chooses music and does the narration for his films. “When you’re diving, you

feel weightless, isolated and at the same time you feel grounded,” he said. “I want to share that with people.” • Watch Lukasz Szlachta’s videos at Ocean Pictures on YouTube. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com @dstrandbergTC

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Noir: dark, dangerous and entertaining A GOOD READ VANESSA COLANTONIO

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very summer (usually in August), the annual Film Noir Festival is presented at The Cinemathéque theatre in Vancouver. Films in the noir genre are quite diverse but have a few things in common: a dark and brooding atmosphere; a cynical protagonist with a complicated past; and plot lines that are fatalistic. Noir fiction has developed alongside films since the 1930s and ’40s, and has the same characteristics. Although classic noir novels by such authors as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett are detective stories, others are written in the form of psychological thrillers, and horror, western and science-fiction novels. Richard Stark, one of the many pseudonyms for writer Donald E. Westlake, began writing in the 1950s; his Parker novels revolve around the eponymous anti-hero, a career criminal whose methods of murder are cold and methodical. One thing Parker (we never learn his first name) does not like is being double-crossed. While the Parker series is 24 novels long, Firebreaker (number 20) is the first to place him in our contemporary world of the internet and cyber-crime. Classic noir author Chandler, whose first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939, is most well-known for that novel’s protagonist, Philip Marlowe. For those wanting to dive right into Chandler’s work, four of his novels — Lady in the Lake, Little Sister, Long Goodbye and Playback — are available together in an Everyman’s Library edition. Also, many of Chandler’s works have been made into films; check out the DVD of the

1946 movie adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, the screenplay co-written by William Faulkner. Like Chandler, Patricia Highsmith has also had films made of her work, namely Strangers on a Train (1953) and Carol (2016, adapted from Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt). You can try reading Strangers in novel form, then viewing the film on DVD for comparison. For more, delve into The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith (foreword by Graham Greene) featuring 63 of her best short stories. Academic writer and commentator Roxane Gay is mostly known for her nonfiction but prior to writing those books, she penned both a collection of short stories and a novel. An Untamed State, Gay’s 2014 novel, is set in Haiti and takes the superficial form of a fairy tale — one that is a horrifying story of kidnapping and torture. In the first part of the novel, Mireille is abducted while on vacation and held for ransom, yet her wealthy father refuses to pay for her release. The second and final part depicts her in the aftermath of this traumatic event, eventually living in the United States with

her mother-in-law and beginning an excruciating healing process. Denise Mina writes in the sub-genre known as “tartan noir,” noir fiction by Scottish authors and usually set in Scotland. Her Alex Morrow series begins with Still Midnight, published in 2009. It begins abruptly with two armed but incompetent criminals breaking into a home to kidnap “Bob,” who according to the family living in the house, does not exist; they kidnap the family’s elderly father instead. Enter Morrow, a police detective with an abrasive personality and a disintegrating marriage who sees the kidnapping case given to her male colleague instead and sets out to rescue the abductee anyway. All of this is set against the damp, grey chill for which Scottish noir has become known. Scandinavian or Nordic noir stories are police procedurals that illuminate the repressed hatred and rage beneath the rather quiet, bland exterior of Scandinavian life. The subgenre gained international popularity with the late Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with… series. Many authors have come to prominence since then. Sweden’s Camille Lackberg

published her first novel, The Ice Princess, in 2003 (translated in 2008 by Steven T. Murray). In it, detective Patrik Hedström and writer Erica Falck investigate a suspicious suicide in which the victim is frozen into their bathtub. As the investigation continues, the seemingly idyllic town is revealed to have many, many dark secrets. Ashes to Dust by Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir follows defence attorney Þóra as she investigates murder accusations against her client: fresh bodies have been recovered from beneath the volcanic ash that has buried an entire town. If you’ve caught the noir bug, there many other authors to investigate. The late Elmore Leonard’s Get Shorty, The Switch and Rum Punch (aka, Jackie Brown) have all been made into films. Alice Hoffman combined noir with magic realism in the highly underrated Turtle Moon. Best known for the postapocalyptic novel The Road, Cormac McCarthy’s novella

No Country for Old Men is a good introduction to rural noir (noir fiction set on farms, ranches and small towns in America). Canadian author A.S.A. Harrison died in 2013 but her sole novel, The Silent Wife, has become a contemporary suburban noir classic. Out by Japanese detective fiction writer Natsuo Kirino (originally published in 1997 and in English in 2005), centres around a group of women who do shift work at a factory and who lead very difficult, sometimes violent, home lives. When one of them kills her husband, they all initially work together to hide the evidence. But when some of their evidence is uncovered, their friendship unravels and they become the target of a loan shark and a violent criminal. Discover some riveting noir fiction this summer at your local library. A Good Read is a column by TriCity librarians that is published on Wednesdays. Vanessa Colantonio works at Coquitlam Public Library.

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TC CALENDAR THURSDAY, JULY 12 • PoCo Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Square, PoCo. The market includes local artists and artisans and promotes awareness and appreciation for farm fresh produce, local eating which supports the economy and increase the capacity of small businesses

FRIDAY, JULY 13 • The Market at Brewer’s Row, which runs Friday nights through Aug. 31 in the parking lot at Port Moody Station Museum, is open 6-10 p.m. • Pop-Up Library: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam, 11 a.m. to noon. The Terry Fox Library is on the road and will be popping up on Fridays at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. At our home away from home, you can borrow books and DVDs, place holds and participate in children’s storytime.

SATURDAY, JULY 14 • Invasive plant control work party, 9 a.m.-noon – join Friends of DeBoville Slough and the city of Coquitlam to remove Japanese knotweed. Meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough at 9 a.m.; wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather, and bring sunscreen and water. Friends of DeBoville Slough will supply tools but if you have a favourite pair of hand clippers or loppers, bring them. As there is a waiver to sign, anyone under the age of 19 will need a parent or guardian to sign.

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MONDAY, JULY 16 • 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. Info: pocoheritage.org. • Shayna Jones, 11-11:45 a.m., 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Experience the world through folk tales, wise words, and song with storyteller Shayna Jones

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TC CALENDAR with others who are raising children, gain and offer support and understanding, gain information about parenting and other concerns, and have their children cared for while doing so, free of charge, can join a parent support circle. Parent Support Services of BC runs a Wednesday evening circle in Burquitlam. The support circle is an anonymous, confidential self-help group for parents with children 12 years old and under. Info: 604-669-1616 or www.parentsupportbc.ca. • Ignite Choir at Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship is for kids 6-14 who love to sing, dance and act; the goal is to give children and youth an introduction to music and. The choir meets Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 13. Info: www. erbf.com. • Share Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop–in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play–based program for children up to five years old and their parents/caregivers. Info: Azar, 604–936-3900. • Parent and Tot Drop-in: open to parents with children from birth to 5 years old; offers safe and nurturing environment; children learn songs, stories and eat healthy snacks together; parents are full participants; free; open 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam, and 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Seaview elementary school, PoMo. Info: Arshia, 604-937-6971. • Tri-City Family Place, a drop in centre for children up to five with their caregivers, is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (September to June), 2062 Manning Ave., PoCo. Info: 604-942-4672. • Share Family and Community Services parent support circle runs Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Mountain View elementary school, 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. Open to all parents, grandparents and/or caregivers. Participation is free and childminding and snacks are available. Info: 604-937-6970.

continued from page XX • Preschool Story Times, 10:30-11 a.m., Nancy Bennett Room, Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes help children gain prereading skills and develop a love of reading. • Pop-Up Library: Hyde Creek rec centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam, 11 a.m.-noon. Terry Fox Library is on the road and will be popping up on Fridays at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. At our home away from home, you can borrow books and DVDs, place holds and participate in children’s storytime.

THURSDAY, JULY 26 • PoCo Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Square, PoCo. The market includes local artists and artisans and promotes awareness and appreciation for farm fresh produce, local eating which supports the economy and increase the capacity of small businesses.

FRIDAY, JULY 27 • Preschool Story Times, 10:30-11 a.m., Nancy Bennett Room, Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes help children gain prereading skills and develop a love of reading. • Pop-Up Library: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam, 11 a.m. to noon. Terry Fox Library is on the road and will be popping up on Fridays at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. At our home away from home, you can borrow books and DVDs, place holds and participate in children’s storytime.

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Main Street Closed by Carol McQuaid is featured in the From Where We Stand exhibit, which opens tomorrow (Thursday) at the Port Moody Arts Centre by the 13 Feet Off The Ground Collective. Top right, the 13 artists in the collective. They formed the 13 Feet off the Ground Collective, aimed at exhibiting their individual work around Metro Vancouver in group settings. Tomorrow (Thursday), 11 of them will have their paintings and installations up at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425

St. Johns St.) for a new show titled From Where We Stand; the opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be followed by an artists’ talk on July 19 at 7 p.m. (visit pomoarts.ca to save a seat) as well as illustrated lecture in August at

the Harmony Arts Festival, in West Vancouver and a talk at a Richmond gallery. “We’ve got a busy summer,” Ellery laughed. Having an all-female crew is empowering and energizing, she noted. Each week, on her Instagram page (@elleryart)

and via #artcrushwomen, Ellery features images from female painters she admires. “I’m a real proponent of supporting other women artists,” she said, adding, “I’ve realized there’s so much competitiveness in the world and women have to stand together.” “Amazing things can happen

when you support your sisters.” * Also opening Thursday night at PMAC are Pescadería and Être Fleur Bleue by faculty members Agata Teodorowicz and Malory Tate; the latter is the facility’s ceramic artist in residence. Tate’s artist talk is Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. jcleugh@tricitynews.com

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The fairytale started two years ago with an artist’s residency on the Italian island of Sicily, in the Mediterranean Sea. Then, west coast painter Joanne Hastie and her husband were in Graniti — a small, mountainous town on the island — that hosts domestic and international creators for a mural making program. Hastie instantly fell in love with Graniti Murales and asked its director if she could return with a group of fellow artists. Back home in Vancouver, Hastie contacted 13 women in her art circle she knew might be interested, including Port Moody’s Melanie Ellery. And, to her surprise, all but one agreed to the invite. Last fall, after brainstorming and fundraising via social media, the women — Hastie, Ellery, Deborah Bakos, Morgane Billault, Jenn Brisson, Rosemary Burden, Angela Gooliaff, Tannis Hopkins, Sheree Jones, Alison Keenan, Carol McQuaid and Lori Popadiuk — boarded a plane for their group residency, each taking a month to design and install their giant artwork. Ellery said it was the first time she had used an ancient wall as a canvas. “I had never done a mural before,” she told The Tri-City News last week. Buoyed by their adventure, which concluded with a walking tour for the public, the women flew back to YVR and promised to stay in touch. But after a few weeks, “We felt something was missing,” Ellery said. “It was such a magical experience to share with other people that we wanted it to continue in some way. We were still on a high.” In January, the artists met again to plan their next steps.


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Royal Oak is (left to right) Brayson Wong (vocals, bass, synth); Myles Philpott (vocals, drums, percussion); Austin Ledyard (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards); and Michael Kragelj (vocals, guitar, keyboards). The four graduated from Terry Fox secondary in Port Coquitlam.

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Royal Oak gave itself a challenge last summer. The four young musicians — all graduates of Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary and former students of Steve Sainas’ Rock School program — had just released their sophomore album, Younger. And they didn’t want another two years to slip by before dropping their next CD. Now, nearly a year after they

made their promise, Royal Oak is out with a five-track EP called Pretend — complete with a rejigged sound thanks in part to producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Said the Whale) of Echoplant Recording Studios in PoCo. The EP’s first single, Tell Me, came out June 1. Pretend is an “expanded direction” for the group, said lead vocalist Austin Ledyard. “We aimed for a more pop sensibility,” the 22-year-old told The Tri-City News last

week, “because we wanted a reflection of what we’ve been listening to as we grow. Everyone has their phases… and we’ve been evolving and adapting as we come into our own.” Still, the EP, which will be released next Friday with a 13-date tour starting July 27 at the Biltmore in Vancouver and ending in Revelstoke on Aug. 26, has another PoCo connection. Its second song, Mistakes, features Chersea — an indie/

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ambient pop act who plays music with Royal Oak’s Brayson Wong (vocals, bass, synthesizer). “We never wrote the song with her in mind,” said Ledyard, who now lives in Pitt Meadows, “but it really called for a second female voice. We talked to Ryan and he and Brayson suggested Chersea.” “I’ve known her through mutual bands and she lived close to me growing up,” he said. “It’s funny how a bunch of PoCo kids are carving out

their niche. It brings a lot of camaraderie.” Added Sainas, “I have always been impressed by the musicianship and creativity of Brayson, Myles, Austin and Michael. I am so proud to watch them passionately pursue their careers as recording and performing artists. Their recordings sound amazing.” • Pretend is available July 20 via Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other digital retailers and streaming services.

Jeff Danderfer and The Hummingbird Brigade — a 10-piece New Orleans-style funk-jazz brass band — is the first ensemble to headline the city of Coquitlam’s second annual Summer Concert Series. Their free show on Friday, at the TD Community Plaza in Coquitlam Town Centre Park, starts after the openers, Beauty Shop Dolls, take to the stage at 7 p.m. But while there’s a jazz theme for this week’s performances, classic rock is the genre for the Aug. 3 event when Kevin & Paul, and The Cancons play. And, on Sept. 7, Motown moves in when Kokosoul and The Hitsville USA Band close the series. Guests are asked to bring blankets or chairs as well as a picnic to the park, located at 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (food trucks will be on site). Visit coquitlam.ca/ summerconcerts.

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BC Girls Choir wins int’l prize A vocal ensemble that practises in Coquitlam — and includes many Tri-City residents — clinched first place at last week’s Choir of the World competition. The BC Girls’ Choir took the top international trophy and a cash prize while representing Canada at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod contest in Wales, in the senior children’s choir field. Directed by Fiona Blackburn, the choir is performing at the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival in Scotland this week.

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New faces will be on faculty at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts in the next academic year following the retirements and departures of several staff. Meredith Bates (violin), Maria Hwa Yeong Jung

(piano), Genevieve MacKay (violin), Sarab Shamoun (violin), Tina Nguyen (piano) and Aouda Yen (piano and flute) are now accepting new students for next season. And the teachers will be offer trial lessons starting in September, too. Bates has taught violin, viola and fiddle — and led ensembles — for the past two decades and has certificates in Orff-Schulwerk and The Suzuki Method. Jung, a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, was previously on the University of Toronto faculty of music as a vocal coach and staff accompanist. MacKay has played with the Lions Gate Sinfonia, Plastic Acid Orchestra, Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vancouver Film Orchestra, to name a few, while Shamoun has her

teaching diploma in music and a bachelor of music education from Al Baath University, in Syria. German native Nguyen has her master’s degree in concert piano and chamber music from the Robert Schumann University in Dusseldorf and Yen has her master’s of education degree in arts education from SFU and bachelor of performing arts from Capilano University.

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If you’re looking for some cool beats on Friday, head over to Leigh Square Community Arts Village where the Giggle Dam has lined up acts during the third annual PoCo Grand Prix. At 4 p.m. Brad Lovell kicks off the entertainment, which runs until 10:40 p.m. Visit pocograndprix.ca for the program details.

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The kids races at PoCo Grand Prix are an opportunity to begin the development of a passion for the sport of cycling, according to Cycling BC’s iRide program co-ordinator.

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If your five-year-old tells you they want to become the next Mark Cavendish or Peter Sagan after getting bitten by the bike racing bug at the PoCo Grand Prix on Friday, you may want to rein them in a bit. That’s because real opportunities to learn the skills and strategies to become a bike racer won’t present themselves until they’re 12 or more years old, according to Ben Chaddock, the co-ordinator for Cycling BC’s iRide program that encourages and develops

young cyclists in school and after-school programs. Chaddock, a former professional racer for four years, said it’s more important for young cyclists to develop a love and passion for the sport before they take their place on the start line of a competitive race. That gives them the time to learn skills and gain confidence on the bike that will put them in a better position to succeed once they commit to stick with the sport. “Our alignment is to create healthy human beings,” Chaddock said. “It’s not about medals and it’s not about turning yourself inside out when you’re 10 years old.” That measured pace is achieved by exposing young cyclists to different types of riding that will keep them safe

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while they’re developing their skills and fitness; the youngest will start on a BMX track, then progress to mountain or cyclocross bikes on park trails and then to the enclosed oval of the velodrome track at the Harry Jerome Sports Centre in North Burnaby before they ever get a chance to ride on the road. Chaddock said the progression also gives parents some assurance their child is excited and passionate about their chosen sport. “It lets them figure out how skilled their child is.” iRide has several programs to help develop those skills, from its in-school sessions over three days for students in grades four to six, to the community-based Sprockids, to five-day camps for kids aged 10 to 14 that expose kids to

your boundaries,” Chaddock said, adding it’s important for aspiring racers and their parents to have the proper motivation to pursue their passion because the road ahead of them can be gruelling. “If you start racing at 10, you’ll be burned out by 20,” he said. “It’s a very delicate balance keeping kids engaged and holding them back.” • The kids races at the PoCo Grand Prix go at 6 p.m. (3 to 5 years of age category is full), followed by the youth race at 7 p.m. They’ll be preceded by men’s CAT3/4 races (3:15 p.m.) and the corporate challenge (4:15). The pro women racers take over the streets at 7:50 p.m. while the men will race at 9:15 p.m. For a detailed schedule go to www.pocograndprix.ca/ schedule.

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cycling’s various disciplines, like mountain bike, BMX, track and longer riding for fitness. After that, youth development programs are available at some local cycling clubs, like Escape Velocity’s DEVO program that teaches kids how to train and compete while refining their skills. A new camp being offered by iRide this year will be a Super Camp at Simon Fraser University that gives participants a chance to improve their skills for a half a day and then go to the various races that comprise BC Superweek to watch the pros at work up close, possibly even meet them. That kind of exposure can light a fire in young cyclists. “It shows them it’s a real sport to meet friends, to push

After a rude interruption by the International Olympic Committee, Jenn Salling’s Olympic dream is alive again. The 31-year-old infielder from Port Coquitlam was named to Canada’s national women’s softball team roster for next week’s Canada Cup in South Surrey as the squad prepares for the sport’s reintroduction at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Salling first joined the senior women’s team in 2006 and played for Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the last time the sport was played at the Olympics. “We’re working as hard as possible to chase that dream,” said Salling in a Canada Cup press release. “I look at it as a two-year commitment with no reservations and no distractions because I want to have no regrets come 2020. Regardless of what happens, that will be the time to start the next chapter in my life and if we can have success, that will be the icing on the cake.” The 2018 Canada Cup will be held at Softball City (2201 148 Ave., Surrey) and two other venues in Surrey. Although tournament play in other categories begins Friday (July 13), the international portion will run July 17 to 22. Along with three other Canadian teams, also participating in that division will be the national teams from China, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Korea along with the Triple Crown Colorado, one of the top teams in the U.S.

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The Coquitlam Adanacs head into the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League playoffs on a roll while the Port Coquitlam Saints head into them with a new coaching staff. On Monday, the Saints announced the firing of head coach Kelly Scott and the hiring of Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Famer Dan Stroup and PoCo Junior B Tier 1 head coach Josh Wahl to replace him. Stroup recently resigned as an assistant coach for the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. The announcement came in a one-sentence press release. Saints owner Reg Thompson was unwilling to elaborate when contacted by The Tri-City News. “It’s been a rather hectic three or four days trying to get things sorted out and find out what direction we’re going to go in,” said Thompson. The move comes despite the Saints finishing third with a 13-6-2 record. PoCo will face the second-place New Westminster Salmonbellies (15-6-0) in one of the bestof-five league semifinals. The first-place Coquitlam Adanacs (18-2-1), who are riding a 13game win streak, will take on

the Victoria Shamrocks (13-71), who finished fourth, in the other semi. “If we go in over-confident we’ll be in trouble for sure,” said Adanacs head coach Pat Coyle. “Going in thinking we’re just better than anyone, that’s just a recipe for disaster. “The first weekend, a big chunk of the series could be over right away. You could get down or up in the series really fast.” It will begin Saturday (12:45 p.m.) at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex with Game 2 in Victoria Sunday. Games 3 and 4 are the following Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday. In a series preview Sunday, Coquitlam downed the visitors from Victoria 14-9. Victoria scored the first four goals as the Shamrocks smelled a chance to move past the Saints into third place. But the Adanacs snuffed out any sniff of that aspiration by scoring the next six goals and 11 of 12 for an 11-5 lead after two periods before cruising to their 13th consecutive victory. Recent acquisition Dylan Foulds led the A’s charge with five goals and two assists. Gabe Procyk scored twice and added an assist. Adam Fulton also scored twice with singles going to Reid Bowering, Dennon Armstrong, Will Clayton, Tyson

Kirkness and Ethan Ticehurst. Friday, the Adanacs disposed of the ’Bellies 11-3. Larson Sundown had seven points, including two goals, while Clayton had three of each. Armstrong had a goal and five assists with Foulds and Colin Munro getting a goal and two assists. Other Adanac goal scorers were John Hofseth, Reid Bowering and Chase Scanlan. Christian Del Bianco made 38 saves for the A’s. Officially Foulds was the team’s top scorer with 32 goals and 96 points, but he only joined Coquitlam July 1 coming over in a trade with the Saints. That’s 31 more points than the next highest teammate, Armstrong (30-35-65). Foulds finished second in the league scoring race behind Victoria’s Braylon Lumb, who had 103 points. While Lumb had a good season, it’s Marshal King who causes Coyle the most consternation. King returned from the Drexel University Dragons to score 31 goals and 72 points in 11 games (6.5 points-per-game). “He’s the guy who is the real catalyst to their offence,” said Coyle. “They’re a different team [with King]. The confidence he brings and the poise he brings with his experience in his last year of junior (A). He’s a really good player.” The New West-PoCo series begins Friday at Queen’s Park

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BCJALL leading scorer Braylon Lumb of the Victoria Shamrocks is taken out by Coquitlam’s Tyson Kirkness with the help of Adanacs teammates Dylan Chand (8) and Lucas Shein. Arena with Game 2 Sunday at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre. It will continue in New Westminster on Tuesday with a fourth game, if necessary, in PoCo on Friday, July 20 and Game 5 in New West on

Sunday, July 20. All games will start at 8 p.m. except for Game 5 which will be at 5 p.m. The Saints finished the regular season with a 16-10 loss to the Langley Thunder on Friday despite a 59-48 shot advantage.

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SENIOR A’S FALL TO BURRARDS The Coquitlam Adanacs suffered their 10th loss of the Western Lacrosse Association season when they were downed 7-5 by the Maple Ridge Burrards at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex last Saturday. The first-period shots were 22-8 for Maple Ridge, but the score was 2-2. In the second, it was Coquitlam outshooting Maple Ridge 20-14 and the Adanacs scoring the only two goals of the period. But although the shots favoured Coquitlam 17-16 in the third, it was all Burrards as they outscored the A’s 5-1. Stuart Taylor scored twice for the A’s with singles gong to Mike Krgovich, Leighton Gibson and Brian Gillis. Dan Lewis made 45 saves on 52 shots in the Coquitlam net. The Adanacs were 2-10-0-0 heading into their game in Burnaby on Tuesday (after The News’ deadline). They will play host to firstplace New Westminster Salmonbellies (9-3-0-0) on Saturday (7 p.m.).


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