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$2.4M+ for changing rooms? 4 council members vote against pricey plan at Poirier centre Gary McKenna gmckenna@tricitynews.com

New change rooms planned for the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex will optimize ice allocation and make the venue attractive for leagues looking to host tournaments. But they won’t come cheap. Parks and recreation staff estimate the 4,150-square foot addition on the south side of the facility will cost between $2.4 million and $2.9 million, or approximately $560 per square foot. The price tag caught a few at the council table off guard, including Mayor Richard Stewart, who said during Monday’s meeting the facility appeared to be operating fine with its existing change rooms. “We are not always going to build everything with every possible element it can have,”

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he said. “None of our facilities are perfect. The difference between an excellent facility and a perfect facility can be hundreds of millions of dollars.” Monday’s budget request comes as part of the second phase of an arena conversion plan that turned what was previously curling ice into general use ice. The city has already spent $1.1 million adding boards and glass, a score clock and new ice cleaning equipment along with some building modifications, but said additional funds are necessary to complete the changeover. When the work is complete, there will be four new change rooms with showers plus two new flex change rooms, which could be used by referees. To accommodate the new space, up to 25 parking stalls will be removed. A staff report said additional change rooms would improve scheduling flexibility and provide more rental opportunities for the facility. see

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ive in a condo or townhouse? Want to switch to an electric vehicle (EV)? It might not be as simple as just trading in your gas-powered car. Older condo complexes will find it difficult to accommodate electric vehicle charging stations without an expensive electric upgrade. And EV buyers will need signed letters of accommodation before purchasing a unit, warns the Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA). While Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam now require rough-ins for Level 2 or higher electric vehicle charging for all new units, condo and townhome complexes that were built before those regulations were in place may not have the capacity to install chargers. And while it isn’t impossible to retrofit to accommodate electric vehicles, it is challenging, says Tony Gioventu, CHOA’s executive director. “It can be a big part of modernizing buildings,” Gioventu said. The cost of upgrading electrical capacity to handle the extra load can cost as much as $100,000 or more, an investment owners of older buildings may not want to consider,

chargers, Shield decided make the move to electric. “Budget-wise and needwise, I’m sure it will fit the bill,” Shield told The Tri-City News. While he acknowledged he is lucky the strata council allowed him to use the outlet at his stall, he noted another EV driver had a similar deal previously, making it possible for him to give up his older Toyota.

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Do you have a right to charge? Check out next week’s Tri-City News for more info especially for just one or two EV owners. But there are ways around this challenge, according to Gioventu. He said his strata started by spending approximately $45,000 to upgrade to energysaving LED lighting, which is saving building owners approximately $56,000 a year in utility fees at the same time as freeing up electrical capacity for six 240-volt electric car charging stations. “Some buildings are making modifications and are al-

lowing electric car charging stations,” said Gioventu, who pointed out that LED lighting is not only cheaper but provides for greater visibility in parkades and stairwells while emission-free and noise-free EVs can enhance livability in underground parking lots. Gioventu said there are ways to deal with some of the costs of upgrades but stratas need to explore their options, and it’s important for condo owners wishing to purchase EVs to first make sure they

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One Port Moody driver has found a work-around that satisfied his strata council and enabled him to purchase a low-mileage 2016 Nissan Leaf. Bob Shield noticed he had a 110-volt plug — suitable for trickle charging — at his parking stall in his condo complex at Newport Village, and wrote his strata council asking for permission to use it to charge an EV. The council approved a $30 monthly fee to use the outlet to charge his car, and with many strategically placed ChargePoint chargers in the city for additional top-up, and an employer planning to install

But not all stratas are willing to make changes and investments necessary, said Gioventu, so it’s important that buyers get in writing whether electric car charging will be allowed. “People who are buying into condos with electric vehicles without first checking whether their building has a station or can get a station — or they’re living in a condo and they go out and purchase an electric vehicle — and they’re being told by whoever sold them the vehicle the strata has to put in a charging station, that’s not true, [stratas] don’t have to put in a charging station,” Gioventu said. In fact, for many older condo complexes, it can be cost-prohibitive to put in charging stations because of the requirement to upgrade electrical capacity to handle

the extra load. “It’s one of those things where technology has outpaced our building systems,” he said. On the other hand, some apartment residents see EVs as the way of the future and new regulations have made it possible for strata corporations to charge a user fee the electric service and the long-term capital cost. “They can set a bylaw or a rule that has a user fee attached to it and the user fee charges for reasonable consumption and a surcharge fee for the eventual costs of what the upgrades will be. They don’t have to pay for this overnight.” Gioventu said he knows of apartments in New Westminster and Burnaby where residents found the investment was reasonable given a longer payback. “I think the complications are electrical capacity in the building and the modifications that have to be done,” he said And while some stratas may not want to accommodate the changes now, they may be more willing to do so in the future as regulations, enforcement, incentives and a cultural shift make it more feasible to make the switch to EV cars in the years to come.

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JULY 11 – 17 CALENDAR Thursday, July 11 Neighbourhood Nights at Victoria Park 6 – 8 p.m. coquitlam.ca/neighbourhoodnights

Friday, July 12 Summer Concert Series Rock Night 7 – 9 p.m. coquitlam.ca/summerconcerts

Sunday, July 14 Drowning Prevention Swim 1 – 3 p.m.

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Coquitlam Council recently approved new guidelines for Community Sign Placement for use by non-profit and organized sports organizations and other community groups . Effective Aug. 1, 2019, standalone signs will no longer be permitted and sign holders will be installed at the current Community Sign locations. Each holder will accommodate two, eight-foot by four-foot signs, or four, four-foot by four-foot signs and their use is on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about the changes and some signage tips at coquitlam.ca/communitysignage.

Do you live near green spaces, such as Mundy Park or Burke Mountain? Learn what steps you can take that may prevent damage caused by a wildfire. Many homes are located where wilderness and urban development meet, meaning fire may easily spread from vegetation to structures or vice versa. Drop-in to one of our three info sessions to learn how you can reduce the risk of an urban-interface fire potentially damaging your home. Events are 6 – 9 p.m.: Tuesday, July 16, Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex; Wednesday, July 17, City Cente Aquatic Complex; and Thursday, July 18, Burke Mountain Firehall. Topics include how to FireSmart your home and property and Coquitlam Fire/Rescue response capabilities. Visit coquitlam.ca/firesafety for info session details and general summer fire safety info.

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Canada Day Experience Survey If you attended our Canada Day event in Town Centre Park, we want to hear about your experience by completing our survey. Visit coquitlam.ca/canadadaysurvey by our submission deadline of July 14. And as a thank you for participating, if you’re 16 or over you can enter a draw to win a $100 gift card, courtesy of our Summer Survey Partner, Coquitlam Centre!

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Drop-in Fitness Schedule Looking to add something new in your fitness routine? Check out our drop-in fitness schedule at coquitlam.ca/fitness. We offer over 150 classes like Zumba, indoor cycling, Pilates and more across eight facilities.

Come out and get to know your neighbours! Presented by Envision Financial, Neighbourhood Nights is a free family event, held at various parks during the summer and includes kids’ games, family activities and light refreshments. The event kicks off Thursday, July 11 at Victoria Park (3435 Victoria Dr.) from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Visit coquitlam.ca/neighbourhoodnights or check our Facebook events section to RSVP to a park near you. DID YOU KNOW?

Archives Online Exhibit Start Your Engines! Westwood Racing Circuit 1958 – 1990 is the latest online exhibit from the City of Coquitlam Archives. The online exhibit provides an overview of the 30-year history of Canada’s first purpose-built road racing circuit that saw some premiere drivers race its curves, such as brothers Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve Sr., Keke Rosberg and Michael Andretti. The online exhibit has many historical racing photos as well as official programs from early races. Archives has also borrowed a number of physical artefacts including a racing suit and even a piece of the former track, which will be on display at their Pinetree Way location until the end of 2019. Visit coquitlam.ca/westwood to view the online exhibit, and make appointments to view the display by contacting the Archives at archives@coquitlam.ca.

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A trap has been set for a family of black bears in Mundy Park that conservation officers said could be good candidates for relocation. Certain parts of the park have been closed to the public while officials work to safely capture the sow and two yearling cubs, which have been active in the area for more than a month. “Please respect these closures,” the BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) said in a statement to The Tri-City News. “The family unit has received food rewards from unattended picnic baskets and backpacks.” When bears become habituated to human food, it can be difficult for them to relocate to the wild. But there may still be hope for the Mundy bruin family, according to BCCOS. “The bears are conditioned to human food but may be suitable candidates for shortdistance relocation,” said the statement. BCCOS said it has been working closely with the city of Coquitlam to deal with

Photographer Jon Lavoie recently snapped this picture in his heritage Mountain neighbourhood of a mother bear and cub looking for food on garbage day. JON LAVOIE PHOTO

the Mundy bears and added that any sightings or conflicts should be reported as soon as possible to the Report All Poachers and Polluters line at 1-877-952-7277. It has been a busy 2019 for bear activity in the Tri-Cities. According to data from the provincial Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP), the number of sightings in Coquitlam is up from 283 at this point in 2018 to 413 this year. But Verne Kucy, the city’s environmental project manager, said that does not neces-

sarily mean there are more bears in Coquitlam, noting, “One bear can generate a lot of calls.” Residents appear to be doing a better job of securing garbage and animal attractants, he said, adding the number of fines issued under the city’s solid waste bylaw has dropped dramatically. “And it is not for a lack of change in the level of effort for patrolling,” Kucy said. “We have tried to be consistent… The number of residents in Coquitlam in compliance with the solid waste bylaw is getting

better and better.” The city of Port Moody has also seen a jump in WARP reports, up from 68 in 2018 to 161 in 2019, while Port Coquitlam has seen a drop from 202 in 2018 to 151 in 2019. While it is still early in the bear season, three bruins have already been destroyed in the Tri-Cities — one in Coquitlam and two in Anmore. In all three cases, the bears were causing property damage and relocation was not an option. “They had hit that threshold and were a safety risk,” BCCOS Sgt. Todd Hunter said in May.

“The conversion… to general usage has been well used and programmed even without change rooms as it has been used for a range of programs not requiring support services,” said the report. “Nevertheless, these amenities would still be highly beneficial to support future arena use, hosting of tournaments and to optimize ice allocation for all user groups.” Still, four council members were not convinced and voted against moving the project forward. Coun. Brent Asmundson said he would like to wait another year for the completion of the city’s arena strategy and see how the usage numbers settle for the converted rink. Coun. Craig Hodge concurred with Asmundson, noting that the new ice could be dedicated for public use, which does not require change rooms, while the other two rinks could be used for sporting events. “What I do know is that if we don’t do it today, we are not eliminating the possibility of doing it next year,” he said. Coun. Dennis Marsden spoke in favour of the

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proposal, saying that user groups have told the city that there is a need for more amenities at the facility. Adding the change rooms would optimize the use of the new rink and ensure it was properly utilized. “We want to be able to hold our heads high and say we have great facilities,” he said. In the end, council voted in favour of the proposal, with the mayor and councillors Asmundson, Hodge and Teri Towner voting against the plan. Staff will now move ahead with the final design and budget for the project, which is expected to come back to council in September. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2020.

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Rec centre accident plus booze for breakfast at two eateries

See It? Report It line for bylaw enforcement and inquiries JANIS CLEUGH jcleugh@tricitynews.com

The city of Vancouver last month marked 10 years since it launched its 311 contact centre, a service aimed to help residents with municipal services and issues. Now, the city of Port Coquitlam is following suit with its similar See It? Report It program — timed as civic staff step up enforcement patrols for smoking and animal control. “We know our staff can’t be everywhere at all times so we appreciate our residents’ help by reporting problems they come across,� Mayor Brad West said in a news release. “The faster we know of a problem, the more proactive we can be about addressing it. Residents and business owners can call the See It? Report It hotline at 604-9273111 to be directed to the correct city department: public works, bylaw, etc. But there’ll be nobody around to take the calls in person after regular working hours. Instead, callers can leave a message for staff to follow up the next business day (road, water or sewer

emergencies will be handled by the public works dispatch service 24/7). Problems can also be logged any time via portcoquitlam.ca/report or, for garbage/recycling/organics issues, the PoCo Waste-Line app (portcoquitlam.ca/ wasteline). Pardeep Purewal, PoCo’s communications manager, said while reports of potholes, off-leash dogs and smoking in parks are encouraged, the public shouldn’t call the hotline if there’s an immediate danger such as a fire, downed power lines or a car crash — for those, residents should call 911. As well, complaints or concerns about general city- and customer servicerelated issues like permit requests or budget items shouldn’t go through the hotline. No extra funds were spent on the program rollout and existing staff will be used to handle the calls. Still, city managers will monitor the response and “if we find that there is an increase in demand for services or increased use of the [WasteLine] app, we will review the need to bring forward a request to council for additional resources as required,� Purewal said. In the past decade, Vancouver’s 311 hotline has taken 7.75 million calls.

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PoCo power lines were struck in an April 8 incident JANIS CLEUGH jcleugh@tricitynews.com

A month after a crane accident at the building site for the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre, the company in charge of the megaconstruction project had another potentially serious incident. The information about the second violation came to public light last week in a report from Tango, the project managers handling the downtown recreation complex rebuild on behalf of the city. In its April-May Community Centre update for the city’s committee of council last Tuesday, Tango noted a dump truck with a raised box hit overhead lines on Kelly Avenue April 8. Nobody was hurt. No one from Ventana, the design/builders, was immediately available for comment but a WorkSafeBC document obtained by The Tri-City News Wednesday states the incident took place before 9:30 a.m. when the driver was leaving the city lot for Kelly Avenue, east of Kingsway Avenue. All three employers related to the incident — the prime contractor, Ventana

Two businesses in Port Coquitlam will be able to serve alcohol at breakfast. Last week, the city’s committee of council approved a bid by De Dutch Pannekoek House to pour booze starting at 7 a.m. It also permitted an extension of hours to the Carnoustie Golf Club liquor primary licence, from 9 a.m. The approvals will be forwarded to the provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for consideration. ISTOCK PHOTO

Construction (PoCo) Corp.; subcontractor Conwest Contracting; and G. Mann Trucking, a subcontractor to Conwest — were ordered by WorkSafe BC to complete a report about the accident within the month. At its July 2 committee meeting, councillors voiced concern while Fire Chief Nick Delmonico said his department wasn’t called for assistance. The city is expected to open the first phase of $132-million PoCo commu-

nity centre next month. Other PoCo news:

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Spectator tickets are now on sale for the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The philanthropy group, which distributes thousands of dollars in grants to nonprofit groups, will host its signature event — Croquet for Community — on July 24. But instead of a view from the banks of the Fraser River, participants and viewers this

year will see the action unfold from the grounds at Citadel middle school (1265 Citadel Dr.). Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the tournament is made up of 16 teams of three players each and competing in a round-robin format for a chance to capture the Golden Mallet. Spectator entry at $85 includes appetizers throughout the day, a catered dinner and entertainment; beer and wine is an additional cost. Visit pocofoundation.com.

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Port Moody is going to reboot the city’s affordable housing task force to explore whether the city can mandate minimum standards of maintenance in rental buildings and enact an anti-renoviction bylaw. At Tuesday’s meeting, Coun. Amy Lubik proposed council ask city staff to develop the maintenance standards by

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emulating bylaws developed in New Westminster and Victoria, and also look to New West and

Port Coquitlam for guidance on an anti-renoviction bylaw. But the rest of council decided on a different route. Following a complaint from one tenant who approached her, she said, Lubik wrote a report noting tenants can be exposed to pests, mould, drafts and other health issues because units aren’t maintained. She said they often don’t complain because the lack of choice and affordability has “a silencing effect.” Lubik suggested enforcement would likely require adding only a half-time employee. But other councillors balked at burdening staff with devel-

oping regulations that already may be in place either provincially or in building codes. Coun. Diana Dilworth said although Lubik’s proposal is “very solid on its good intentions” it may be more appropriate for tenants to go to the province’s Residential Tenancy Branch with their concerns. “Quite frankly, the jurisdiction is in the bailiwick of the provincial government,” Dilworth said, asking, “Are we developing another level of government here?” Dilworth said it would be difficult to balance the rights of tenants and property owners. She also pointed out Port

Moody’s percentage of rental stock is much lower than those in New West or Victoria. “It’s just very different,” said Dilworth. “It’s a lot more complex and it’s not going to be as simple as adopting another city’s [bylaws].” Fire Chief Ron Coulson pointed out to council his department does annual fire and safety inspections of all rental buildings in Port Moody. Coun. Meghan Lahti said she appreciated Lubik’s intent but couldn’t support asking staff to spend “an exorbitant amount of time” just because Lubik received one complaint from a renter.

“I just don’t believe this is a priority for this city right now. It is not pressing, and I don’t believe we should be sending staff out on developing a bylaw. I think there are plenty of places in the province that we can refer to,” said Lahti. Lahti noted while the city’s affordable housing task force has not been disbanded, it hasn’t met since the municipal election last October. She proposed council appoint three new council members to the task force and have it meet to discuss both issues raised by Lubik separately, a motion supported by the rest of council.

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Topic: Paying B.C. teachers more

“Better quality teachers may be attracted to higher wages. With cost of living here so high and wages lower than areas with lower cost of living, it doesn’t make B.C. competitive.”

“Here’s a tip to the BCTF: If you want a raise, give students the teachers that earned it. You need better quality control (but of course, you wouldn’t be interested in that).”

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ake all the time you want. That’s the best advice for the negotiating teams of the BC Public School Employers Association and the BC Teachers’ Federation that are trying to hammer out a collective agreement. As the clock has run out on a six-year agreement, both sides have issues they want dealt with and it’s going to take time to wade through them all. No one wants a work stoppage and, with education at a crossroads, it’s important for both sides to take time necessary to come out with something lasting and solid.

(And yes it’s tempting to bargain in the media, but probably best not to at least for now.) Against this backdrop are concerns that the province is changing its funding formula that could seriously hamper districts, such as School District 43, in their ability to provide proper supports for students with special needs. One of the suggested changes would be to move to a prevalence model, which would see districts funded based on an average of students rather than numbers of enrolled students with identified special needs. Moving to this model would likely reduce funding to SD43, which is seeing increasing numbers of students who need extra supports. As well, the two sides are going to have to deal with class size and composition, for which numbers were restored to 2002 levels by a Supreme

Court of Canada ruling. Some language tweaks may be necessary but numbers must not be rolled back. In fact, composition — the number of students with identified special needs in a classroom — may have to be lowered further, and more professional development given, more specialist teachers and assistants hired, so teachers can give students the support they need. There are now more students with identified special needs in schools than ever before and we know how important it is to have realistic and workable class size and supports for inclusion to work in our local schools. With increasingly stressful and complex classrooms, including more issues of mental health, and behaviour problems, schools need more supports not less to ensure students are successful. How to do all this?

First, pay teachers more — much more. B.C. has become an increasingly unlivable place, thanks to crazy housing prices. If this province wants to attract the best educators, it will need to pay them well. Currently, B.C. teachers are among the lowest paid in Canada and SD43 teachers are paid thousands less than their counterparts in Alberta. Could giving teachers more than the 2% pay increase under the provincial government’s sustainable mandate help? Maybe a little, but the entire salary grid needs to be updated to further encourage professional development and to ensure teachers are not second-class citizens in their own country. Will it cost more to educate the next generation of students? Yes. But if an educated workforce is key to economic success, then paying teachers more is worth every penny.

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People, no pooping beside the PoCo Trail

The Editor, Re. “Cancel Chinasponsored even and come clean about others” (editorial, Opinion, The Tri-City News, July 4) and “West has every right to voice his opinion on China” (Letters, The Tri-City News, July 4). I agree that it is time for politics to be done differently and putting an end to foreign and domestic influence peddling — such as that of the Chinese government-sponsored reception at the annual Union of BC Municipalities convention — would be laudable. But doing so will do little to sway the cynical and disaffected among us towards participation and positive

action, nor will it succeed in engaging the youth. In order to foster a spirit of inclusiveness, cooperation and positivity, a greater difference will be needed. For that difference, we should look to ancient Athens, the progenitor of Western society. Laying aside what constituted a citizen two and a half thousand years ago, all of Hellas scoffed at the stupidity of Athens and its new political system that was to be run directly by the citizenry. Only a privileged few were capable of directing the affairs of state, insisted the rulers outside the purview of the Athenians. But Athenians had other ideas,

and with the technology of writing firmly in hand, they set about changing the course of history, bringing about a golden age that still touches us to this day. We stand now at the same threshold our Grecian forebears stood, with an educated population and the technological means to organize in large numbers and document proceedings. It was not for nothing that Plato would rather die than be cast out of Athens, for it was the only place in the world where being a citizen truly meant one was emancipated, that one was not a slave. We in Canada are at one of those special moments

in time when cultural and technological advancement may converge to create a great leap forward, to create a new golden age. If we can create social democracy networks — perhaps not unlike the many examples of social networks we currently have online — where we can meaningfully and fully take part in the political process, we can see true emancipation in our time and we can act with courage and certainty, safe in the knowledge that we are not being manipulated by strongmen, big money, polls or corporate interests but, rather, that each of us has a voice and the agency to use it. Simon Postma, Coquitlam

The Editor, I live across the street from a section of the Traboulay PoCo Trail. I have a plain view of all the action. I frequent the trail myself, walking and cycling. My issue is people using the bushes as an outdoor toilet.

It’s not only ridiculous and rude, it’s unsanitary. As well, when the weather warms up, one can smell urine. Seriously people, either use a bathroom before you go out or find one of the park facilities. M. Zantolas, Port Coquitlam

Couldn’t B.C. workers have done this work? The Editor, Why, we wonder, did FortisBC find it necessary to hire Michels, an Albertabased contractor, to totally mess up traffic and ruin Como

Lake Avenue’s recently repaved surface? Do we not have contractors in British Columbia who are capable of the job? G.W. Baskett, Coquitlam

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Notice of Public Hearing

Zoning Bylaw Amendments for Cannabis Retail Outlets

Notice of Public Hearing

Zoning Bylaw Text Amendment for Cannabis Regulations

Zoning Amendment Bylaws No. 4137, 4138, 4139 and 4141 At the hearing, Council will consider amending Zoning Bylaw No. 3630 to permit the sale of cannabis for off-premises consumption on a site-specific basis at each of four proposed locations as follows: 1502 Broadway Street (Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4137)

PUBLIC HEARING 6 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

Zoning Text Amendment Bylaw No. 4136

PUBLIC HEARING 6 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

1971 Lougheed Hwy. (Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4138)

GIVE YOUR INPUT

GIVE YOUR INPUT

Members of the public will have an opportunity to express their views at the meeting or can submit written opinions to:

2755 Lougheed Hwy. (Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4139)

corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

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

Members of the public will have an opportunity to express their views at the meeting or can submit written opinions to: corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

985 Nicola Avenue (Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4141)

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

ThepremiseswouldalsoberequiredtoobtainlicensesundertheCannabis DistributionAct. Eachproposedlocationhasbeenconsideredwithinthecontextof theCity’sCannabisEstablishmentPolicy.

CITY HALL 2580 Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam, BC

Inspection of Documents Prior to the public hearing, the public is welcome to inspect the bylaws and any related reports and plans at: Development Services, Port Coquitlam City Hall Annex 8:30 am-4:30 pm (except weekends/ stat.holidays)until4:00pmonJuly23,2019.

Visit the website for details. More info: Development Services, 604.927.5442.

Zoning Bylaw Amendment for a Cannabis Production Facility Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4140

To amend the Zoning Bylaw to permit a cannabis production facility at 1840 Broadway Street in the building that fronts Langan Avenue at the north part of the property.

PUBLIC HEARING 6 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

Location: 1840 Broadway Street

Zoning Text Amendment Bylaw No. 4142

To amend the Zoning Bylaw to add the definition of a cannabis retail outlet and limit one such premise to certain locations within Port Coquitlam. Location: Port Coquitlam

Inspection of Documents Prior to the public hearing, the public is welcome to inspect the bylaw 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 July 23, 2019. Carolyn Deakin, Assistant Corporate Officer 604.927.5212 | corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

CITY HALL 2580 Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam, BC

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www.portcoquitlam.ca/publichearing

Notice of Public Hearing

To amend the Zoning Bylaw to restrict a cannabis production use to being located outdoors in an agricultural field or inside a farm building that has a soil base and a maximum production area of 200m2.

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Notice of Public Input Opportunity Development Variance Permits - 2337 Rindall Avenue and 2381 Shaughnessy Street Development Variance Permit DVP00057

PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY 6 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Council Chambers Port Coquitlam City Hall

A Public Input Opportunity is being provided in consideration of a request to vary the City's requirements for undergrounding of overhead services and to vary a required construction of a rear lane to facilitate a 75-unit apartment building. Location: 2337 Rindall Avenue

Development Variance Permit DVP00057

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Members of the public will have an opportunity to express their views at the meeting or can submit written opinions to:

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

CITY HALL 2580 Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam, BC

A Public Input Opportunity is being provided in consideration of a request to vary the City's requirements for undergrounding of overhead services to facilitate a 31-unit apartment building. Location: 2381 Shaughnessy Street

corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

Inspection of Documents Prior to the public hearing, the public is welcome to inspect the bylaw 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 July 23, 2019. 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/publichearing

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

CITY HALL 2580 Shaughnessy Street Port Coquitlam, BC

Inspection of Documents

Prior to the public input opportunity, the public is welcome to inspect the proposed temporary use 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 July 23, 2019. Carolyn Deakin, Assistant Corporate Officer 604.927.5212 corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

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LEFT OR RIGHT? The increased use of digital navigation tools may be affecting our brains in unforeseen ways. In her recent book Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World, journalist and author Maura O’Connor draws on a growing body of scientific research that suggests choosing to turn left or right could be as important for your brain as regular exercise is for your body. Above left: Steve Chapman and Steve Graham test the Overdue app on Mount Brunswick near Lions Bay. Above right: Last month, Coquitlam SAR rescued two children off Burke Mountain after their father left them in a ravine overnight to get help. Below left: An Overdue screen capture. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

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A communication breakdown leads to an app that could save your life A fall at 10,000 ft. a watershed moment for Coquitlam man

“Communication is always our Achilles heel on a search. You get dead spots on the radio, bad reception. I realized the infrastructure isn’t here.”

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ong before Steve Chapman joined Coquitlam Search and Rescue and mapped out the wilder places across British Columbia, he was just like any reckless teenager — one with a mountain habit. Growing up in England, he would tromp around the mountains of Wales and Scotland, the hills of northern England’s Lake District. “We’d go to the pub and talk about the near misses,” he told The Tri-City News. But by the late 1990s, his hobby had quickly evolved from easy trail walks to treacherous ascents, and he soon found himself on the tongue of a glacier in the Swiss Alps. Chapman and two climbing partners crept up the mostly snow-covered route, ticking past 10,000 feet above sea level. Then, on the only patch of rock on the route, something happened. It could have been someone’s foot. It could have been the rope dragging across a loose patch of rock. All Chapman remembers is waking up on a ledge 10,000 feet up covered in blood. “I was on the ground and my head was hurting,” he said. Chapman tried to shout to his partners but couldn’t find the words — the rock that had struck his head had caved in his skull and damaged the part of the brain that controls speech. “I couldn’t put any language together whatsoever,” he said. “It was just coming out as com-

Coquitlam SAR member, map maker & app developer

plete gibberish.” With his friends’ help, he managed to make it to an alpine hut a little way up the mountain. From there, they were able to radio a search and rescue helicopter, which longlined him down to a hospital. It took Chapman six days practising a single phrase before he could call his parents: “I’d just had a little bump on the head,” he told them. “Don’t worry, I’ll be home soon.” It took him another four months to recover 90% of his speech. The swift rescue — and temporarily losing the ability to communicate — would prove a watershed moment for Chapman, one that would eventually lead him away from corporate life and into a lifelong pursuit to help others find the same narrow window of escape he had.

A bLIND SPOT

In the two decades since Chapman’s accident in the Swiss Alps, technology has

continued its steady march forward. But where a radio in a mountain hut saved him in Europe, the rugged and broken terrain of Canada’s Coast Range offered Chapman a glimpse into the limits of an analog world. “Communication is always our Achilles heel on a search. You get dead spots on the radio, bad reception,” said Chapman. “I realized the infrastructure isn’t here.” “Here” is the wilderness around the Tri-Cities and Metro Vancouver, which he has explored both recreationally since he arrived in Canada in 2001 and as a volunteer with Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) for the last six years. During his time here, his passion for the outdoors and making it safe for others led him to abandon a career engineering backend solutions in digital telephone systems. Settling in Coquitlam, he met a talented software engineer named Steve Graham and, from the beginning, the pair dove into mapmaking and the challenge of devising tomorrow’s solution to personal navigation. Within a few years, they launched a line of custom travel DVD-ROMs meant to replace

cumbersome paper maps. But when a failed pitch on CBC’s Dragons’ Den put the brakes on those plans, Chapman kept creating, mapping out vast swaths of the province and putting navigation into the hands of regular people. At the same time, working with Coquitlam SAR, he saw first-hand how easy it was for communication to break down when someone is in trouble in the backcountry, and where rescues can rely on patchy cellphone signals and the foresight of an aspiring adventurer to leave their plans behind. The scale was daunting. Of the approximately 2,000 rescues performed across Canada every year, nearly 1,700 occur in British Columbia. Graham and Chapman spent thousands of hours sketching out, developing and testing systems and technology to find a way to call for help. Now, after over a year of work, they have an answer.

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In July, Chapman and Graham will launch Overdue, a smart phone application combining the entire knowledge DNA of what it takes to stay safe in the mountains. By closing the loop between people out in nature and SAR

teams, Chapman says Overdue will offer an automated trail of digital breadcrumbs for anyone who hasn’t checked in. It starts with a trip plan. By combining a baseline set of open-source maps with Chapman’s detailed topographic versions, the app has you input how long you’ll be out and which route you’ll take. From there, you’re prompted by a set of questions, such as whether you will cross steep snow or ice, enter terrain with large, dangerous animals, or pass into an avalanche zone. Based on your answers, the app will suggest a list of gear to take with you, from crampons to bear mace. Next, you add a selfie and up to six contacts — people who will be notified if you haven’t checked in before your expected return. Fifteen minutes before you’re overdue, the program will sound an alarm, send you a text message and call you with an automated voice in either English, French or German (Mandarin will be added next, Chapman says). If you don’t check in, the app works its way down your contact list until someone answers, sending a text with your trip plan and an automated voice call asking them to confirm

that they’ll notify emergency services. “Is it 100% foolproof? Of course not. An SMS can go into the ether and disappear,” said Chapman. “But it’s adding a lot more safety to what many people have now.”

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While the Overdue app is his latest venture, Chapman has long chased the latest technology. But in an era when we can instantly beam messages to a loved one or have a GPS app guide us through the cobbled alleys of Barcelona, he’ll be the first to acknowledge its limits. “People become so reliant on their phones, you know?” he said. “They think they’ve got everything until that information turns out to be wrong or their phone dies.” As a cartographer, he has made it his mission to bring back the paper map, and has produced a vast portfolio of work, from sprawling maps of the Roman Empire to maps of more than 500 km of biking and hiking trails across the TriCities. Locally, Chapman is building a small but loyal group that still looks to paper and compass: More than 2,500 people have picked up copies of his topographical map of the area surrounding Buntzen and Pitt lakes. With Overdue, he’s now hoping to tap into the more casual hiker, the Instagram generation, which has known nothing but digital technology. To that end, Overdue will offer paper maps, too. “The technology should be viewed as the backup to the old-fashioned stuff, not the other way around.”

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Scenes from Circo Osorio, which stopped in the TriCities last weekend, setting up its big top on the High Street next to Coquitlam Centre mall (clockwise from top left): Clown Tabitha Zander gets ready for her first performance. Julio Osorio climbs the Chinese Pole as a warmup for his sword-swallowing act. Mexican performer Eduardo García juggles balls. Ringmaster Roberto Osorio gets ready backstage before the troupe’s Saturday matinee. Dora Osorio scoops popcorn for a family attending the circus. And Chilean clown Leandro Perez — known as Palotín — warms up his smile backstage before the afternoon show. STEFAN LABBé/ThE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Seniors, celebrate at multicultural event World Fest is set for Spirit Square in Coquitlam Saturday DIaNE STraNDbErg dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Many modern seniors are as active and involved as their younger counterparts. Take Ken Kuhn, a retired teacher and organizer with the Tri-Cities Seniors Planning network: If he’s not hiking the Coquitlam Crunch, he’s volunteering for a number of causes or promoting them on social media. But ask him “What is a senior?” and he’s hesitant to volunteer a definition. Kuhn said anybody 50 years or older may be considered a senior, and this active group has a growing amount of economic and social clout. In the Tri-Cities, more than a third of the population is 50 or older — approximately 83,935 people — with those older than 65 making up 13.4% of the population, or 31,295 residents.

Reza and Araz Rismani have lunch at their Caravan Authentic Cafe and Restaurant in Port Coquitlam. Saturday, they will be serving food at World Fest, a Seniors Celebration of Cultures at Spirit Square in Coquitlam from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. DIANE STRANDBERG/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

And according to an estimate from the United Way, this group is growing at a fast pace — about 165% each year

— so seniors’ issues will soon come to dominate the political agenda, according to Kuhn. For now, though, the

Tri-Cities Seniors Planning network is working on local issues, and this year received a $25,000 federal New Horizons

grant, which allowed the organization to host information events on topics of interest to seniors on issues ranging from elder abuse, earthquake preparedness to housing. This weekend, however, the group will be changing direction by adding a little levity to its planning efforts with a multicultural festival celebrating the best of local cultural traditions. World Fest will take place Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spirit Square, 3,000 Burlington Dr., Coquitlam (across from city hall). There will be performances by local cultural groups, exhibits by groups of interest to seniors, music and dance performances, and food samples from a number of local cultures. One of the featured highlights will be Turkish and Persian food samples from Caravan Authentic Cafe and Restaurant in Port Coquitlam. Owned by Reza Rismani, a former pharmacist who has owned various businesses, including a bakery and coffee house, since moving to

Coquitlam from Iran 15 years ago. Rismani, 69, works 80 hours a week at his restaurant, which has a homey feel with all the touches of Turkey as his family is from a Turkish-speaking province of Iran, Azerbaijan, in the northwestern part of the country. With Rismani busy in the kitchen, it’s up to his son, Araz Rismani, to explain why his dad is participating in the World Fest event. “We enjoy being part of the community,” Araz Rismani told The Tri-City News over lunch of thick Turkish coffee, spiced rice, lamb and vegetables. For their samples Saturday, expect some ethnic fare, including Dolmades, stuffed grape leaves, and baba ghanoush, a popular dip made with roasted eggplant. World Fest will definitely be a feast for the senses and for Kuhn, who is hoping for good weather, the event will be an opportunity to bring seniors and their families together. “We thought let’s do something for seniors and let’s make it multicultural,” said Kuhn.

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A Coquitlam RCMP investigation into a home invasion that occurred a year and a half ago has stalled and now police are turning to the public in hopes of generating new tips. The incident occurred Feb. 9, 2018, just before 8:30 p.m., when three men broke through the front door of a home in the 600-block of Poirier Street in Coquitlam. A family of three was home at the time and two of the victims sustained injuries in the incident. “The investigation was initially making good progress but it has since stalled,” said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin said last Tuesday. “Information from the public could be very useful in getting the investigation back on track.” Police would not confirm the nature of the injuries sustained by the family, saying further information could identify the victims.

Police sketches of two suspects in a 2018 home invasion.

McLaughlin also declined to answer whether the suspects stole anything. “In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, we will not be releasing further details of the home invasion,” he said in an email to The TriCity News. Asked why Coquitlam RCMP did not publicize the home invasion when it happened, McLaughlin wrote: “Our first step in most investigations is to follow the evidence. If we did a news release for every serious offence, we would be constantly putting out news releases that would not be necessary for solving the crime.” But police did provide de-

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high-visibility vest at the time of the incident. The second suspect is described as a Caucasian man who may be European, between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. He had light blue or green eyes, with brown hair and a muscular, stocky build. He was wearing a toque and a high-visibility vest at the time of the home invasion. Police do not have a composite drawing for the last suspect but said he was a tall

man of an uncertain age with a slim build; he was dressed in all black. Anyone with information that could identify the suspects is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-9451550 and quote file number 2018-4300. Those who wish to remain anonymous can do so by reporting information to Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 or by going to www. solvecrime.ca.

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WSCU strike in 6th month Pension is at heart of dispute; PoCo branch will now close GRAnT GRAnGER ggranger@tricitynews.com

Westminster Savings Credit Union plans to close its Shaughnessy Station branch in Port Coquitlam but its employees — who have been on strike for almost six months — won’t let it shut down without putting up a fight. Eight unionized employees, members of Movement of United Professionals (MoveUP), hit the picket line Jan. 22 after going two years without a contract. But in its announcement that it will close the branch in the fall, Westminster Savings insisted the dispute — which centres around a new pension plan — and a pending merger with Prospera Credit Union were not factors in its decision. Westminster said it is closing the branch because: another location is nearby at Sunwood Square in Coquitlam; the PoCo branch is too large given that more members are taking advantage of online banking; there has been a decline of inbranch visits and transactions; and the cost would be high to upgrade the branch to conform with the credit union’s new look. “The current branch model would need some significant upgrades,” said Westminster spokesperson Jeff McDonald. “It’s a trend in the financial services toward smaller facilities. “The need for those larger facilities just isn’t there anymore. “This wasn’t a quick decision at all. We actually reduced the size of the branch once before in 2005, and for a long time we have been considering other locations for this branch.” But MoveUP president David Black isn’t buying the company’s contention its decision isn’t about the branch’s unionized status. The employees went on strike to fight the switch by Westminster Savings

to a new pension plan on July 1, 2018. Although employees hired before then are able to stay on the previous plan, Black maintains the new fund is an unsecured scheme that won’t benefit either the new employees or the current ones because the previous plan provided a guaranteed pension with the proposed one putting all the risk on the individual. At the time of the strike, Black pointed out the company’s managers were keeping the previous plan for themselves. “[Employees are] striking for, in essence, all of us. We know employers [all over the province] are trying to get rid of these pension obligations.” Black said he’s hopeful credit union members, many of whom are union members, will be able to vote against the moves. He added other unions are watching this small dispute closely and are helping out the cause. Black said the Shaughnessy Station branch has been a profitable one and nearby branches can’t keep up because its members won’t cross the picket line. “Those arguments don’t wash with us. If these arguments were valid, we would have heard about it before this,” said Black. “This is another attempt to break the union.” Last Friday afternoon, the union held a march down Lougheed Highway from the Shaughnessy to Sunwood Square branches to protest the closure. Their ranks, accompanied by the RCMP as they proceeded down the westbound slow lane, were bolstered by support from three busloads of members from various other unions — including several women sporting International Longshore Workers Union Local 142 Hawaii pink shirts — chanting rallying cries such as “What’s disgusting? Union busting!” Westminster Savings said it is contacting branch members, including those with safety deposit boxes, and will accommodate any request to transfer accounts to an alternate branch or to close the account.

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Turkey, where city officials have put up the actors in a hotel to support the effort. “All net profit from this will go to refugees,” said Sarikaya, who said he plans to give net revenues to UNICEF and would like to give some money as well as the Kurdi family, whose Alan and Ghalib Kurdi Foundation collects donations for child refugees. Sarikaya, who is also Kurdish, said the Kurdi tragedy brought him to tears when he

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Nearly four years have passed since Coquitlam’s Tima Kurdi stepped in front of TV cameras to talk about her family members who drowned while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece. But today, the image of her nephew Alan, lying dead on a Turkish beach continues to haunt her. At the time the photo of the dark-haired boy wearing a red shirt and blue pants shocked the world and galvanized the Canadian government to take more Syrian refugees. But today, a version of that image is being used to promote a film Aylan Baby, a movie about the refugee crisis. And Kurdi is upset that she can’t do anything to stop the film or the portrayal of her family’s tragedy. “It’s disrespect for my family, it hurts my brother, it brought him back to the memories of

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his family,” Kurdi told The TriCity News. “He said ‘How am I going to see my kids or my family who are dead coming alive in front of my eyes?’” Kurdi said she and her brother, Abdullah, whose family died in the aborted crossing, were horrified to learn of the movie. They don’t want to have anything to do with the project, she said, even though writer director Omer Sarikaya says it’s a non-profit venture to raise awareness about the plight of refugees. In a phone interview with The Tri-City News, Sarikaya said he’s partway through filming Aylan Baby in Bodrum,

And while he said he feels terrible about the Kurdi family tragedy, it’s the image of the little boy on the beach that first got the world’s attention. He also said a movie trailer replicating the scene of the boy’s lifeless body washed up on the beach was an early promotional video and he will be doing another trailer with scenes from the movie. Sarikaya said everyone in the movie is volunteering their time for the film because they

are concerned about refugees and want the world to take ownership of the problem. “This is not a Turkish movie, it’s not an Arabic movie, it’s a world movie, it’s a whole refugees movie. And my goal is bringing this movie to the most prestigious world movie theatres,” he said. Kurdi, who continues to advocate for refugees, said knowing her family’s story will be recreated in an unauthorized retelling is painful.

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The lights will be even brighter at the 2019 PoCo Grand Prix shining the spotlight on the international cyclists participating in the popular BC Superweek event through Port Coquitlam’s downtown tomorrow (Friday) night. Organizers moved the event’s races to a later time in 2018, bringing in lights to illuminate the criterium course as twilight set in. Race director Mark Ernsting said even more lighting is being added this year — the fourth running of the race — for the start/finish line so they can put on an NBA-like introduction of the cyclists. The night riding distinguishes the PoCo Grand Prix, of which The Tri-City News is a sponsor, from the others in the long-running, ninerace series. The extra wattage builds on the popularity of the move last year. “Running a cycling event under the lights is not a new concept but it’s definitely something that’s not often experienced in North American racing,” said Ernsting. “The riders’ feedback post-race was all positive. It gave us the security to move forward and it was something the city embraced. “We have the top riders in North America and abroad coming to the series, what we want to do now is add to the show quality of the series.” The other big change is a

There will be more lights set up around the course of Friday evening’s PoCo Grand Prix to make it brighter for the racers and more dramatic for spectators at the twilight event. TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO

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PoCo Grand Prix action begins with the men’s category 3/4 pro race at 4:30 p.m. then a kids’ race at 5:15 p.m. and a youth race at 6:25 p.m.; the women’s pro race starts at 7:15 p.m. and the men’s at 8:45 p.m. There will be a children’s area with entertainment on McAllister from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and musical entertainment on the main stage until 11 p.m. change of direction from the previous PoCo Grand Prix incarnations. The start/finish will still be at Shaughnessy Street and McAllister Avenue but instead of starting with the riders heading south down Shaughnessy, they’ll go north one block and hang a right at Elgin Avenue.

The switch allows the final stretch to be a high-speed, two-block straightaway from Wilson Avenue to McAllister instead of the riders being forced to slow down to go around the corner at Elgin with no time to build up speed toward the finish line. “We felt the long straight-

away leading into the finish line would be more spectatorfriendly,” said Ernsting. The final corner at Wilson and Shaughnessy, noted Ernsting, is also twice as wide as the one at Elgin and Shaughnessy. “It allow them to come into the corner with more speed,” said Ernsting. “It will also lend itself to some more team tactics.” He said because the final straightaway is so long, the riders will want to have a teammate leading the way to protect them and conserve energy for the final sprint to catch the leaders. That should make for a more

dramatic finish compared to previous PoCo Grand Prix races, when there was only a short distance to catch up after coming around a sharp corner. Californian Kendall Ryan won last year’s women’s race, barely edging Coquitlam’s Sara Bergen (see story in Sports) and Maggie ColesLyster of Maple Ridge, who will not be able to race Friday because she’ll be with the Canadian team training for the upcoming Pan American Games. Mitchell Ketler of Winnipeg won the men’s race ahead of German Florenz Knauer and U.S. rider William Myers of California.

Walking is going to get a bit safer in some parts of Coquitlam. The city is spending $105,000 from its infrastructure reserve fund for pedestrian improvements, including the installation of rapid-flashing beacons at some crosswalks. The solar-powered lights let drivers know when someone is crossing the street, said Jozsef Dioszeghy, the city’s general manager of engineering and public works “The beacon flashes intensely and at irregular and increasing flash rates to increase the awareness of the drivers,” he said. The new flashing beacons will be installed at four intersections: David Avenue and Soball Street; the Coquitlam Crunch crossing at the lower part of Lansdowne Drive; Johnson Street at Panorama Park; and Robinson Street at Egmont Avenue. The city will also be investing in speed warning indicators for vehicles driving through school zones. The signs are activated when a vehicle approaches and will tell a driver to slow down if they are over the speed limit. New crossing lights and signs are not the only initiatives that will make things easier for pedestrians in Coquitlam. The city is allocating $500,000 for a sidewalk repair blitz.

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Oliver and the Elements opens the city of Coquitlam’s annual Summer Concert Series at the TD Community Plaza at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The free show starts at 7 p.m. and is followed by the headliners, Quickness, at 8:15 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, bug spray and snacks or grab a meal from an onsite food truck. Visit coquitlam.ca/summerconcerts.

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Don’t miss out on the documentary The Salt of the Earth about photographer Sebastiao Salgado’s travels around the world. The movie from France/Brazil is presented by the Port Moody Film Society at the Inlet Theatre (100

Explore what lies beneath the waves at Belcarra regional park as Metro Vancouver Parks staff host a free class for families called “Creatures of the Not-So-Deep,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the picnic area. Call 604-432-6359 or visit metrovancouver.org.

RIVERVIEW TREES

Learn about the arboretum on the grounds of the historic Riverview Hospital with members of the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. The walking tour starts at 1 p.m. from the front of the Henry Esson Young building. Visit rhcs.org. Kendall Ryan wins the women’s pro race at the PoCo Grand Prix in 2017. The fourth annual event is on Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m. mario bartel/tHe tri-CitY NeWS

Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 plus a $5 society membership for the year. Visit pmfs.ca.

June 13 PLANT PULL

Bring your gloves and boots as the Friends of the DeBoville Slough rid the area of Japanese knotweed with Coquitlam city staff from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the kiosk on the north side at 9 a.m. Tools will be supplied. Visit fodbs.org.

STORMTROOPERS

Port Coquitlam’s Iconic Carz returns to the parking lot of Save On Foods (1430 Prairie Ave., PoCo) for its 11th year for a BC Children’s Hospital fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event also includes a show ’n shine, photos with the 501st Legion Outer Rim Garrison (for a charge), prizes and a concession. Visit iconiccarz.com.

HAPPY SNAPPERS

Port Coquitlam historian

Bryan Ness leads a one-hour walking tour —and photo expedition — of the downtown at 1:30 p.m. as part of PoCo Heritage’s new photo display, Naturally PoCo. The museum is located at 150-2248 McAllister Ave. Call 604-9278403 or visit pocoheritage.org.

ALL GENRES

Musicians Barry Wilson and Bob Richard liven up Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam) at 1 p.m. for the city’s Music in the Park free series. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.

BIKE RIDE

Burn some calories — and view the wildlife — while riding the trails at Colony Farm regional park in Port Coquitlam, with members of the Burke Mountain Naturalists. The roundtrip cycle starts at 2 p.m. and covers 15 kilometres. Call 604939-4039.

ARTIST TALK

Join former Coquitlam resident Kevin Michael Murphy

and Holly Schmidt at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 2 p.m. as they open their new group exhibition, Mantle, with artists Diyan Achjadi, Sean Alward and Tsema Igharas. The display about geology, resource extraction and First Nations heritage told through sculptures, photos, videos, drawings and paintings runs until Sept. 1.

POIRIER RINK

The Coquitlam Sr. Adanacs face the Nanaimo Timbermen for a home game at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Visit adanaclacrosse. pointstreaksites.com.

BLUES NIGHT

“Blues evangelist” Harpdog Brown brings his Uptown Blues Band to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) to open the facility’s Music on the Grill summer series. They are joined by Blue Moon Marquee, a gypsy-blues ensemble made up of A.W.

Cardinal and Jasmine Colette. The barbecue portion of the package is now sold out but tickets are still available for the show at 8 p.m., at $39. Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

DUMBO

The Tim Burton-directed film Dumbo will roll at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street) as part of the Panatch Group’s Summer Cinema Series, which also includes Footloose on July 27 and Captain Marvel on Aug. 31. The show begins after sunset, at around 9:15 p.m. Visit 50electronicave.com.

June 14 BLUEBERRIES

Pick up a box of fresh blueberries at the Poirier Street Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). Visit makebakegrow.com.

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HAWAIIAN TIME

Bring your ukulele to the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) where the Coquitlam Ukulele Tiny Instrument Enthusiasts Circle will hold their monthly meeting and jam, from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is $3.50. Visit cutiecircle.com.

SOUL, BOOGIE

Incognito takes the PCT Performance Stage at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street) at 2 p.m. for the second instalment of the Summer Sundays concerts, a fundraiser (sponsored in part by The Tri-City News) for the Crossroads Hospice Society. The Dutch blues pianist Mr. Boogie Woogie (aka Eric-Jan Overbeek) headlines at 3 p.m. Visit summersundays.ca.

PERSIAN FEST

Music, dancing and activities will fill Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the Tirgan festival, hosted by the Tri-City Iranian Cultural Society, from 4 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Visit tcics.com.

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Yoga instructor ready for her closeup — at age 75 Seniors ‘can still live an inspiring, adventurous and active life’ MaRIO BaRTEL mbartel@tricitynews.com

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va Stone loves life and driving fast. She’s about to find out how those blend with film stardom. The 75-year-old Coquitlam resident credits the former with the inner peace and self-awareness she has developed over 20 years as a yoga instructor at the Port Moody rec complex. The latter she blames on her black Nissan 350z sports car. The stardom may come from her part in a new docu-

Ava Stone, 75, is a yoga instructor at Port Moody rec complex who’s also a subject of a new award-winning documentary film, The Fit Generation. MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

mentary film that profiles several active seniors, among

them an 85-year-old ski instructor in Whistler and a

champion ultra-marathoner of the same age from Richmond. The Fit Generation has already won several awards at festivals in Nice, London, San Francisco and Berlin. Last Sunday, it had its Canadian premiere at the VanCity Theatre in Vancouver. Stone said her involvement in the project came about when one of her students mentioned the fun and vitality she brings to her yoga classes to the film’s director and producer, Elton Hubner. Though reluctant at first to participate, she said he attended one of her classes and was won over. “The film’s key message is that if you keep your mind and body active, you can still live an inspiring, adventurous and

incredibly active life,” Hubner said. Stone does just that. She teaches yoga four hours a week to classes as large as 50 people — of all ages. She said she works hard to ensure they all leave the session laughing and feeling better about life. “It’s a real joy,” said Stone, who first started practising yoga in the 1970s. “I have a good audience to work with.” Stone said over the course of more than three years, Hubner and his crew filmed in her class, at her home, in her garden and, of course, in her beloved sports car. She said the presence of the camera didn’t diminish her gift for the gab that energizes her yoga. “I just talk whatever comes

into my head,” she said, “although sometimes I wish I looked better or said something else.” Stone said being a part of the film has presented her with a platform to get her message to a broader audience. “I can create my way,” she said. “It’s a whole new life.” That’s fine with Hubner. “We want younger generations to be inspired by the stars of the film and to see the possibilities that are available to them in their years to come,” he said. Stone said she’s taking her imminent stardom in stride. “When you just enjoy yourself, things fall into place.” • To find out more about the film, go to thefitgeneration.ca.

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Croquet for Community Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Put on your croquet whites and cheer on your favourite team as they compete for the coveted Gold Mallet Trophy in support of the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation.

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LITERACY & LIBRARIES

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

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There’s some summer learning and fun set for Coquitlam Public Library, including: • July 16 (Poirier branch, 10:30 a.m.) and July 17 (City Centre branch, 1:30 p.m.), experience the Mobile Planetarium. Learn about the moon and our solar system inside an inflatable planetarium and, for the first time, borrow a telescope from the library. Registration is required for this program — phone 604-554-7334. • July 23 (Poirier branch, 10:30 a.m.) and July 24 (City Centre branch, 1:30 p.m.), experience Green Screens and Robo-Goodness! Battle zombies, swim in a pool of lava, or stand on an airplane wing — with CPL’s green screen, you can get a photograph of something you didn’t do during summer vacation. Also, program and play with Sphero robots. Registration is not needed for this free program—just drop in. • Innovation Hub open house: Try out the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and motion-tracked hand controllers. Users can explore outer space, conquer a fear of heights, paint in a 3D space, and more. See 3D printers in action and learn how to create your own designs using highpowered creative software. Open house happens Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the City Centre branch. Next session for 3D printing: July 12. Next session for VR: July 19. Info: www.coqlibrary.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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• The Great PMPL Scavenger Hunt: Does your family love The Amazing Race? Are they a treasure hunting, fact-finding, challenge-destroying team? On July 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., join librarians for the scavenger hunt to end all scavenger hunts. Registration is required for each family team; you can register online at portmoo-

dylibrary.ca or by calling 604469-4577. • Summer Movies: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet: Enjoy free family movies together on the big screen every Wednesday. On July 17, PMPL will present Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet (rated G, 115 minutes) in the Inlet Theatre; showtime at 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m. No registration required but seating is first come, first served. Eating is not allowed in the theatre and children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. • Super Saturday Summer Storytime: Join librarians for a special outdoor storytime for all ages every Saturday through Aug. 10 from 9:30 to 10 a.m.. Bring a blanket to Pioneer Memorial Park (the park across the street from the library between Knowle Street and Ioco Road) for stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and more — drop in, no registration required. Info: library.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

n Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary by Joshua M. Ferguson n Reviewed by Vanessa Colantonio, Coquitlam Public Library

Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary, the critically acclaimed memoir by non-binary trans activist and writer Joshua M. Ferguson, was published earlier this year on May 7. Exactly one year before that, in 2018, they became the first person in Ontario to receive an “X” designation on their birth certificate — one of the first such recipients in the world. Ferguson’s memoir covers their life growing up in Brantford exploring their gender identity as well as having hostility visited upon them in the form of bullying, assault and conversion therapy. Ferguson’s book is prism-like in its depiction of a multifaceted life: a non-binary person, an author, a filmmaker, an advocate, a survivor. As they point out in the introduction: “My non-binary trans identity is a part of me, a part of me that I lost, but I want to present the wholeness of my identity, my life and my humanity, beyond the subject of my gender identity and how I express myself.” Ferguson’s storytelling in Me, Myself, They is circular: Born as Joshua, after a long journey with many trials and tribulations, they rediscover themselves as Joshua. Me, Myself, They is an inspirational book for any reader. Check out this moving memoir from your local library.

Public Hearing Notice When: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7pm • Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody, B.C.

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• Stories Galore and More: Visit your local park this summer for puppets, stories, crafts and lots of fun, presented by the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee and the Terry Fox Library. This program runs through Aug. 8 on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at Gates Park and on Thursdays, same time, at Sun Valley Park — drop in. • Saturday Storytime: Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. The next session is July 13, 11 to 11:30 a.m. — drop in. • Tiffany Stone puppets, poetry and props: Join poet Tiffany Stone for poems and rhymes about flaming flamingos, baaaad animals and rainbow-coloured clothes. There will be rhythm and rhyme and plenty of time for everyone to participate in the fun with words Tuesday, July 23, 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Leigh Square bandshell — drop in. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca, the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page or 604-9277999. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo.

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1. Location: 3227 and 3239 St. Johns Street (Rezoning Application #6700-20-182) Applicant: Porte Development Corporation Purpose: Porte Development Corporation has applied to the City to rezone the properties at 3227 and 3239 St. Johns Street to a new Comprehensive Development Zone 76 (CD 76) to permit the development of a six storey mixed commercial/residential building consisting of 117 apartment units and approximately 10,379ft2 of commercial floor space over underground parking.

Get in touch! How do I get more information? Ask questions and review the application at the Planning Division counter on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or at portmoody.ca/publichearing after July 3, 2019. You can also contact us at planning@portmoody.ca or 604.469.4540.

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Fresh & fruity at farmers’ markets N ow that we are well and truly into the summer market season, it’s time to introduce all the amazing new vendors we have. Every year, the market grows, bringing in new and often innovative vendors, cementing the ability for us to truly shop local. Award-winning honey vendors BCB Honey Farm will be with us this year, ensuring a regular supply for the market. Try mixing some honey into a vinaigrette to drizzle over a salad with mixed micro greens from Food on the Grow. If plant-based eating is your thing, then you can add some vegan cheese to the salad from Black Sheep Vegan Cheeza — delish! And speaking of vegan eating, PlantBase Food and Specialties is joining us this year, and I can speak from experience when I say they make fabulous food. But if meat is what you want, we at the market are super excited to have both Tesfa and Reverent Acres with us the summer. You may remember them from the winter market: Both farms raise water buffalo, a great alternative to beef, and

THE RECIPE: SALAD NICOISE

Here is a recipe for the classic Salad Nicoise, perfect for this time of year. The original recipe comes from Martha Stewart but I have adapted it to take advantage of our local vendors.

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the dairy products are easier to digest if you have a lactose sensitivity due to the different protein found in the milk. 3J’s Smokehouse rounds out the proteins with fabulous jerky products if you are looking for a little something to nibble on. Bakers are always popular at market, and this year we have some great new ones. Metate Bake shop make traditional Mexican pastries such as pan dulce and a host of other beautiful treats. Sometimes, all you need is a perfect cookie and Stephanie’s Kitchen can fix that for you. Salted White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal, anyone? While not exactly a baker, the Bannock Queen certainly takes

care of those carb cravings, serving up bannock in truly inventive ways. If you want your treats to have health benefits, Back to Roots Kitchen brings their plant-based energy bites to us. Delicious little bites of nutrition are perfect when you just need a little something. But if you need a little something more, Whey Fresco has energy bars that are a meal by themselves, plus they have keto bars. Of course, all that eating is likely to make you thirsty. Five new beverage vendors have joined the market this year. CraftWilder, Hoochy ’Booch and Sajiva all make kombucha. Each brings its own unique take on this healthy beverage so you

2/3 cup olive oil, plus more for tuna Juice of 2 lemons 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 teaspoons anchovy paste 1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 8 large hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half (Central Park or Rockweld Farms) 1/2 pound haricots verts, blanched, then drizzled with wine vinegar (Crisp Organics) and (Cawston Market Farmer) 8 baby potatoes, cooked till tender (Forstbauer) 1 head red leaf lettuce (Aslan Organics) 1 head Boston lettuce 1 pint red and yellow cherry tomatoes (Never Say Die) 3 (6-ounce) jars imported tuna in olive oil, drained 1/2 cup smoked olives (Fume-eh)

In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, shallot, anchovy paste, and capers. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside Toss lettuces with some of the anchovy-caper dressing and place on large serving platter. Toss potatoes, haricots verts, and cherry tomatoes separately with dressing and arrange over lettuce. Arrange tuna over salad and drizzle with dressing. Garnish salad with eggs and olives.

are sure to find one you like. If kombucha isn’t your thing, Canoe Cola has crafted a line of tasty sodas and Happy Dani has the tea ground covered. If you want to cook something at home from all those fabulous fresh veggies you’ve bought, make sure you stop at John Spice and Sriracha Revolver for a little something extra to spice up your cooking. John Spice is a multi-purpose seasoning mix, great for grilling, and Sriracha Revolver makes unique, clean hot sauces (my personal fave is the mango). Rounding out the new vendor list are Fraser Valley Rose Farm, Boneheads Kitchen (treats for your four-legged friends), pottery from Happy Turtle Studio and candles from Cedar and Oak Soy Candle Company. You truly can get all your shopping done at market, And don’t forget the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is open, too, every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Leigh Square. Karen Curtis is the Lemonade Lady (kicslemonade.ca and kicslemonade.blogspot.ca) at the Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam farmers markets. Her column runs monthly.

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➍ A “Doctor of Philanthropy” award was bestowed last month to Jonathon Karelse (pictured with sons Pieter and Matthijs and ERHF’s Alison Johansen and Charlene Giovannetti-King) for his $100,000 donation to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.

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➎ PoCo residents Bo and Marie Beyak marked 70 married years on July 4, at the RJ Kent Residences. Marie, who had four children with her husband, offered this advice for couples: “Make sure that you keep the communication going.... If something bothers you, talk about it. But, most of all, love one another.” new FoundatIon board members

Two more board directors were recently added to the Coquitlam Foundation roster. Iris Sun and Hazel Joomratty are now part of the philanthropy group that gives out thousands of dollars each year to charitable and school groups as well as bursaries to students. Sun is no stranger to the foundation, having participated in the Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge: Embracing Diversity in 2016; that challenge benefits the Community Diversity Fund held and administered by the Coquitlam Foundation. Sun has worked in the non-profit sector for a decade while Coquitlam newcomer Joomratty works as the senior controller/director for a tech company.

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Two top administrators at Port Coquitlam city hall are on their way out. Development services director Laura Lee Richard and Fire Chief Nick Delmonico will retire later this year; the city is now recruiting for their replacements. Richard started as PoCo’s planning manager in 2005 and was promoted to the top department job three years later following the departure of Kim Fowler. Richard won’t be stepping down until a new hire has been found. Delmonico, who served 32 years with Vancouver Fire Rescue Services and eight in PoCo, will leave his position in September, a city spokesperson said.

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The Port Coquitlam Senior Citizens’ Housing Society received $41,000 from the city last month to update its Dogwood Mews site. The municipal cash for the capital project at 3155 Seymour St. will come from the Special Needs Housing Reserve. The non-profit group is building a 41-unit retirement complex for low-income seniors. The complex will be next to the 24-unit Dogwood Manor and rents will average $840 a month. Construction is expected to cost $13.2 million, which will also be offset by a $6-million grant from BC Housing. Prior to the funding approval, the city had $374,719 in its Special Needs Housing Reserve. For more photos follow us on Instagram #tricitynews


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Speak up on transit future How do you expect to commute to work in 30 years? Or meet with friends in another city? Or get to shops and restaurants across town? TransLink is asking Metro Vancouver residents to share their thoughts about regional movement as it develops Transport 2050, a blueprint for transportation to help guide decisions. Its survey, at transport2050.ca, is the first phase for planning and takes 10 minutes to complete; it’s also available in Chinese (simplified and traditional) and Punjabi. “We want to hear from everyone across the region and

that includes Port Coquitlam residents,” said TransLink spokesperson Lida Paslar. “We’re asking about what people value and what their transportation priorities are so we can shape a new vision.” TransLink is also calling for bold ideas relating to driverless cars, ride hailing, eScooters and eBikes, and the expansion of the rapid-transit line to eastern suburbs like PoCo. The agency will review the survey feedback after the September deadline and add it to Phase 2, when TransLink will ask residents next spring to filter the suggestions.

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Public Hearing Notice When: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7pm • Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody, B.C. Port Moody Council is holding a Public Hearing to consider the following proposed bylaws (Bylaw No. 3203 & 3204):

Location: 2120 Vintner Street, 2110-2136 Clarke Street (Application #6700-20-141) Applicant: Andrew Peller Ltd Purpose: Andrew Peller Ltd has applied to the City for an Official Community Plan amendment and Zoning Bylaw amendment for a high density mixed-use project that includes a mix of uses including residential, commercial, and light industrial uses within 10 buildings ranging from 2–31 storeys and a total floor space of 67,500m2.

Get in touch! How do I get more information? Ask questions and review the application at the Planning Division counter on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or at portmoody.ca/publichearing after July 16, 2019. You can also contact us at planning@portmoody.ca or 604.469.4540.

How can I provide input? 1. If you believe your property is affected by this Official Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning, comment directly to Council on July 23, 2019. 2. You can also send a submission in writing before 12 noon on July 23, 2019 by emailing clerks@portmoody.ca or faxing 604.469.4550. André Boel, MCIP, RPP General Manager of Planning and Development

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We also thank our neighbours, friends and families and Terry Fox Secondary staff for kindly buying our raffle tickets, attending our fundraisers and dropping off empties to the Bottle drive. An event such as After Grad is only possible with significant community support and we are truly grateful. It means so much that as a group we were able to honour and contribute to two causes dear to our hearts – “Bonne Terre Haiti & the Terry Fox Foundation.”

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Let there be light (and other natural resources) Mantle, a new group exhibit at Evergreen, to open Saturday janis cleugh jcleugh@tricitynews.com

Three years ago, when Kevin Michael Murphy was preparing his master’s thesis at the University of Guelph, he took a road trip to the Oil Museum of Canada in Oil Springs, Ont. The aim of his environmental studio art was to record the journey — in a single take — by focusing solely on the sun, the source of energy that once fuelled the living organisms that are now drilled out as oil. As passenger, the former Coquitlam resident travelled the 2.5-hour distance a few times, using various methods to capture the bright light and some landscapes along the way. At one point, he even mounted a sled on the top of the vehicle for the camera position. But it was a suction cup on the roof, which he secured with his hand the entire way, that proved to have the best quality for the continuous shoot. The result “is a central

Sun Machine is a video installation projected onto a floor. It was taken from Kevin Michael Murphy’s road trip from his home in Guelph, Ont., to the Oil Museum of Canada in Oil Springs, Ont. — the site of the first commercial oil well in North America. ECC photo

image that becomes really kind of entrancing,” Murphy said Monday from his home in Toronto. “To cut it or interrupt it would do a disservice to the video because I wanted to mirror the trip.” The pilgrimage in a gas guzzler to the site of the first commercial oil well in North America is part of a larger group exhibit that opens Saturday at the Art Gallery at Evergreen. Titled Mantle, the

show is not only a creative investigation into the energy source and the origins of petroleum but, also, a reflection of human connection to ecology over time. Curator Katherine Dennis, who knew Murphy while studying visual art at UBC, also assembled works from four other artists with Lower Mainland links, using Lafarge Lake (a decommissioned Lafarge Canada sand and

gravel quarry) as her backdrop for the display, which touches on “geology, resource extraction, Indigenous knowledges and deep time.” Besides Murphy’s Sun Machine video, Dennis selected Diyan Achjadi’s Drift, a drawing and print installation that spans 30 feet and includes images of land formations, clouds and insects. Dennis put Sean Alward’s Liquid Mountain on the opposite wall, a painted and print series that delves into the evolution of rock using pigment from clay scooped up along the Fraser River. Holly Schmidt’s Amalgamate is a sculpture made out of industrial runoff (rock dust made into mud, then turned into cob bricks) while signs of life by Tsema Igharas is a cairn also using rock material from a construction site and riverbed; it takes the form of a wool blanket. An Igharas photo, titled nose against the glass, that’s exhibited in the gallery’s front window, is from the artist’s Emergence series, which speaks of natural glass mined by the Tahitians and used for trade. Murphy said Dennis has gathered artistic pieces that speak to natural versus social

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systems as well as “the elephant in the room”: climate change. For his video Sun Machine — which is projected onto the floor to figuratively show the sun burning into the Earth and mimicking the process of drilling an oil well — Murphy said, “It’s too easy to say [the oil industry] is an experiment gone awry but it’s the catalyst that’s taken where we are. I’m reluctant to see any of these things in black and white terms. “I think the outlook for humans is pretty worrying,” he added. “I think part of my project — and what I’m becoming more and more interested in — is imagining to try to step outside of ourselves…. That’s where I would locate the hope. “And my hope is that the rest will follow. I’m less hopeful about technological fixes that don’t encompass a paradigm shift but technological fixes can be part of the solution.” Kevin Michael Murphy and Holly Schmidt will give an artists’ talk at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) on Saturday at 2 p.m. The opening reception for Mantle is on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Mantle is up until Sept. 1.

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A long-distance cyclist’s checklist should include: • a tent; • clothing; • a sleeping bag; • and a drum set. Wait, what? The first three items are usually packed in a pannier on a bike rack. Not the last one. But Port Moody’s Chris Blaber has taken his snare drum, bass drum and cymbals along for the ride as he spreads the word about environmental conservation across British Columbia. His vehicles of choice for his mission are his bicycle and music. Blaber is a percussionist and composer. A knee injury got him into cycling while joinsee

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK: clive tucker

London lad honed his pottery skills in Scotland, Vancouver Port Moody’s Clive Tucker grew up in London, England, and moved to Ontario in 1994 to begin a pottery business after training with ceramic artist Lotte Glob at The Far North Pottery in Scotland. Four years later, he continued his studies at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. After graduating and completing a residency at the Port Moody Arts Centre (PMAC), Tucker made the Tri-Cities his home: He joined the TriCity Potters, set up Straight Up Studios, taught at PMAC and Place des Arts and exhibited regularly. His sculptures can often be seen in the Christmas Boutique at the Coquitlam facility, which is now calling for handmade art for its annual artisan sale that runs Nov. 12 to Dec. 21. To apply by Aug. 5, go to placedesarts.ca. Place des arts Photo

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Tirgan festival at Town Centre Park Iranian summer event as a multi-cultural component

organizers are expanding the size criteria to allow for pieces that are 30 square inches for 2D work and 90 cubic inches for 3D work. The deadline for artists to apply is Sept. 23. To view the guidelines and to submit a proposal, visit placedesarts.ca (under Call for Artists/Positively Petite).

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Despite turmoil back home there will be lots to celebrate for the Tri-City Iranian Cultural Society (TCICS) at its annual Tirgan summer festival at Town Centre Park on Sunday. And the group wants other cultures to come celebrate with them. Tirgan is an ancient Persian celebration, said society chair Behzad Abdi. It emerged following a boundary dispute between Iran and Turan — settled by an archer’s arrow — that brought the inclusion of other cultures to Iran. The settlement also coincided with heavy rain descending that day ending an eight-year drought in the area. That’s why splashing water is part of TCICS’s celebration, as is dance, music, food, art

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Left to right: Coquitlam’s Misha Kobiliansky and Gordon Law of Port Coquitlam play Bottom and Egeus with actors Patrick McMath, Nikola Trotzuk and JD Dueckman in the Bard in the Valley’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which runs on the Spirit Square Stage in Langley City’s Douglas Park starting next Thursday. Admission is free. Directed by Darcy Knopp and produced by Diane Gendron, the comedy was the company’s first when it launched a decade ago. Visit bardinthevalley.com. MANDY DYCK PHOTO

and a children’s playground. “We want other cultures to come and participate in the event and see our culture,” said Abdi, a biomedical researcher at Simon Fraser University. “They can enjoy

our food, our culture and our music. This year we decided to have some performances that can be good for other cultures not just for us.” The two main areas Persians have immigrated to

Coquitlam’s Christian Krushel and Ashley Chodat play the siblings Penny and Ezra Lamb in Legoland, one of two one-act plays on this summer by Surrey Little Theatre. DebuTheatre, a new program by the company designed to give young adults a chance to be part of a community theatre production, features the directorial skills of Sargil Tongol in Legoland, a coming-of-age tale written by Jacob Richmond. For tickets at $15, call 1-800-838-3006 or visit surreylittletheatre.com/tickets. PHOTO SUBMITTED

in the Lower Mainland are the North Shore and the TriCities, where Abdi estimates about 15,000 reside. “It’s a big community now.” The free fest will run from 4 to 9 p.m. at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Visit tcisc.com.

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paintings and jewelry — that fit the description of “finely crafted” and “handmade” are being sought for the annual Positively Petite show. Place des Arts is calling for miniature items for its 30th anniversary juried show that runs in the Atrium Gallery at the Coquitlam venue from Nov. 15 to Dec. 19. But for the milestone event,

Early bird tickets for Stage 43 Theatrical Society’s next season are now on sale. The discounted season subscription at $48 is good until July 31; after that date, the price rises to $54. The Coquitlam company, which last season hosted the Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone regional festival, will present three shows at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) for A Walk on the Wild Side: The Creature Creeps! (from Oct. 17 to 26); The Lion in the Winter (January 2020); and The Elephant Man (April and May 2020). Individual tickets can be bought starting in September. Visit stage43.org.

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ing a performing arts company called Scrap Arts Music increased his passion for helping the environment by repurposing throwaway items. He put them all together for a one-hour, one-man show utilizing compositions by fellow Lower Mainland musicians to educate audiences. He started his journey by going up the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler, Pemberton and Lillooet before heading down to Kamloops and the Okanagan Valley. He’ll be doing shows in the Vancouver area in the next couple of weeks, including one July 19 at the Gallery Bistro in his hometown of Port Moody. After that, it’s off to Vancouver Island for a few weeks. “I had to either do this stuff now or not do it,� Blaber said in a phone interview last week with The Tri-City News from the banks of the Similkameen River, just outside of Princeton. “It’s been ruminating for a long time, doing a cycling tour with music. And

Scrap Arts is what brought in the advocacy part And his climate change message is one many across B.C. can understand. “Out here just talking to people in the valley, the difference that’s going on with the fires and high water events,� said Blaber. “Those kind of events are always in the back of our minds that it could happen. It could happen now, or next year. It’s scary stuff.� Blaber has done short bike trips before but nothing of this magnitude — certainly not hauling 140 lb. of gear and musical instruments through the sand and gravel of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. He preaches repurposing by demonstrating how adding small reusable objects to an instrument can create many different sounds. For instance, he collects bottle caps he finds at the homes of the people he stays with along the way and puts them on a string, then dangles them from his high-hat cymbal to create more of a rattle. He puts a bag of marbles on the other cymbal or a plastic

circle on his snare drum to get a “dry� sound, which shortens up the sound of the thwack every time he hits them. “It’s actually been amazing. At [one stop], they were really amazed at the amount of sounds that I could get out of my three instruments and I was able to maintain interest for the hour-long show,� said Blaber, who moved with his family to Port Moody when he was five years old and attended Glenayre and Moody elementary schools, then Coquitlam’s Gleneagle secondary. “You can go and find most of the info about climate change locally through science reports,� said Blaber. “But my show is the emotional. I use music to create an emotional reaction to what’s going on. “That seems to be what’s missing to the conversation. It feels too distant, feels too abstract. This seems like a different way to approach it that hasn’t been explored.�

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road to BC Junior A Lacrosse League title for the Coquitlam Adanacs, that’s not the way they see it. The Coquitlam Adanacs are the defending Canadian junior lacrosse champions and have been in the Minto Cup final for five consecutive seasons, including also winning it in 2016.

The regular season ended Sunday with, guess who, on top? The Adanacs, of course, at 17-4, well ahead of a pack tied for second, Victoria Shamrocks, New Westminster Salmonbellies and Nanaimo Timbermen who were all 14-7. “After winning last year, we lost of few really key players …

so people really weren’t sure where we were going to be,” said Adanacs head coach Pat Coyle. “It feels like we’re just starting to get healthy and have our full lineup ready, so I’m excited to get started.” Starting Sunday (4 p.m.), the A’s will take on the T-men in one best-of-seven semifinal

while the ’Rocks and ’Bellies face off in the other. The winners will play a best-of-five final, although both will advance to the Minto Cup in Langley Aug. 15 to 26. Midway through the regular season, Coquitlam and Nanaimo played a three-game mini series in less than a week.

In Nanaimo, the Timbermen toppled the Adanacs 8-7 on May 31 and 9-8 the next night before the A’s won 17-12 June 5 in Coquitlam. So they won’t be taking the T-men lightly. If they do, they’ve only got themselves to blame, according to Coyle. see

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PoMo Selects snag U18 soccer crown The Port Moody 01 AC Selects won their fourth provincial title in five years by downing the Upper Island Riptide 5-1 in the Provincial A Cup under-18 boys soccer final in Surrey on Sunday. The team, coached by club technical director and former Vancouver Whitecap Johnny Sulentic, had previously won the U16 (2017), U15 (2016) and U14 (2015) provincial A cup champions. Carsen Maurice, Aaron Colbourne, Patrick Ruszczyk, Ethan Ast, and Farzad Rajabali scored for the Selects in the final. In the round robin, Port Moody defeated Kelowna United 4-2, Upper Island 2-0 and the Surrey Selects 2-0. The Selects went unde-

feated this season with 23 wins and two draws out-scoring opponents 98-19. Colbourne and Ruszczyk will play for Simon Fraser University’s men’s soccer team this fall while Kai Vockeroth will join the Clan in 2020. Goalkeeper Josef Knittel will play for the University of Victoria starting in the fall. The PoCo Euro-Rite Castilian Juniors also captured a Provincial A Cup crown by defeating Fraser Valley 3-1 in the under-16 girls final. The win avenged a 3-0 loss to Fraser Valley in the round robin. The Juniors also defeated Upper Island Storm 2-1 and Kelowna United 2-1. The Coquitlam Metro-

Ford Predators lost the under-13 girls final 1-0 to the Richmond Girls Red Bulls while the organization’s U14 girls team, CMF Shockwave, finished third in its division downing Victoria South Surge 1-0. PoCo also came third in the U18 girls by beating Gorge-Lakehill 4-1. In other boys A cup play, the Port Moody AC Selects defeated VIPL Storm 5-1 to claim third place in U15 while CMF Inter finished fourth suffering a 6-1 loss to Langley. At the Provincial B Cup championships in Burnaby, the CMF Thunder were defeated 1-0 by the North Shore Girls Avalanche in the under14 final.

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“They beat us two out of three times, so we’re definitely not taking anything for granted. We know we’re in for a tough battle,” said Coyle. “Part of it is they’re a good, young team and they work hard and seemed to have a knack for scoring. It would be easy to make excuses but the truth is they played really well in those games. “We’ll be ready for them, and if we’re not shame on us.” Dennon Armstrong was Coquitlam’s leading scorer with 36 goals and 78 points, tying him for seventh in the league. The Adanacs were bolstered by the mid-season addition of sniper Haiden Dickson from the Delta Islanders who notched 50 goals between the two teams, second most in the BCJALL. “It’s nice to have a weapon like that. We do really try to score by committee on our offence and getting goals in transition,” said Coyle. Nanaimo, however, has three players who matched or bettered Armstrong’s pointoutput in Thomas Vaesen (53-

Dennon Armstrong was the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs leading scorer during 2019 BCJALL season. TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO

47=100), Ryan Sheridan (4752=99) and Colton Lidstone (21-57=78). Vaesen led the league in goals and was fourth in points. The most notable graduation, by far, from last season’s championship team was goaltender Christian Del Bianco who recently backstopped the Calgary Roughnecks to a National Lacrosse League title. But Coyle feels Nate Faccin has done an excellent job in filling Del Bianco’s big shoes, posting 11 wins, a 7.15 goalsagainst average and an 84.9 save percentage. Backup Cam

MacLeod also won all six of his games with a 4.29 GAA and stopping 88.8% of the shots he faced. After losing in Victoria (June 23) and Langley (June 27), the Adanacs ended the season on a three-game win streak concluding with a 10-5 home-floor victory, in which they scored the game’s final five goals, over the Salmonbellies on Friday. Dickson sniped three goals and added three assists while Armstrong had a goal and four assists. Philip Buque and Ethan Ticehurst had two goals each with Dawson Rodin and Reid

Bowering getting the others. • Series schedule: Sunday, July 14, Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, 4 p.m.; Wed. July 17, Poirier, 6:15 p.m.; Saturday, July 20 and Sunday July 21, Nanaimo; Friday, July 26, noon, Poirier; Saturday, July 27, noon, Nanaimo; Sunday, July 28, noon. • The Port Coquitlam Saints ended their BCJALL season on a winning note by downing Victoria 13-11 Sunday. Junior B call-up Austin Wahl got the winner on a two-man advantage with 1:52 left in the third period with Garrett Winter icing it with another power play marker with 49 seconds remaining. It was Wahl’s second goal of the game to go along with six assists. Winter had three goals and three assists. Jacob Dunbar also scored a hat trick while also adding four helpers. The victory was just the fourth for PoCo to go with 17 losses, the last of which came Saturday when the Saints lost 14-3 to the Shamrocks in Victoria, leaving them out of the playoff picture in seventh place in the eight-team league.

Coq. Express to open on the road The Coquitlam Express will begin the 2019-20 season with three road games followed by a homestand of five games. The Express’ season opener will be against the Rivermen at George Preston Arena on Sept. 7. They’ll play the Surrey Eagles at South Surrey Arena on Sept. 30 and be back in Langley again on Sept. 20 before their home opener against the Chilliwack Chiefs the next night (7 p.m.) at Poirer Sports and Leisure Centre. The Express also have an eight-game homestand running from Nov. 16 (Vernon Vipers) to Dec. 8 (Wenatchee Wild). The seventh game of that homestand will feature the homecoming of two Port Moody hometowners, coach and general manager Jeff Tambellini and centre Kent Johnson, who will join the University of

Michigan Wolverines on a hockey scholarship for the 2020-21 season. The schedule includes just two three-games-inthree-days stretches. The first starts with a Sept. 20 date in Langley followed by the home opener and then a Sunday, Sept. 22 (3 p.m.) visit by the defending BCHL champion Prince George Spruce Kings. The Express’s first of four exhibition games will be against the Wenatchee Wild, Aug. 25, at Sungod Arena in North Delta. The locals play the Eagles in Surrey Aug. 27 and visit the Rivermen Aug. 28.

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The benchmark price for all property types combined across Metro Vancouver slipped below the $1 million mark to $998,700. This is 9.6 per cent lower than in June 2018, 0.8 per cent lower than May 2019 and the first time the Home prices vary widely in composite benchmark has been bedifferent areas throughout low $1 million since May 2017.

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Even so, the overall regional market has not yet slipped into a buyer’s market, with the sales-to-active-listings ratio now at 13.9 per cent across all property types. A buyer’s market occurs when the ratio is below 12 per cent for several consecutive months. When broken out by property type, the sales-to-active-listings ratio is 11.4 per cent for detached homes (a buyer’s market), 15.8 per cent for townhomes and 15.7 per cent for

Having been the first home type to see activity slow, the sales trend line for detached home transactions seems to be flattening out. There were 746 single-family home sales across the region in June, which is a low figure but only 2.6 per cent (or 20 houses) below that of June 2018.

Attached homes such as townhouses, duplexes and rowhomes are seeing a lagging sales trend compared with detached houses. June’s attached sales in the region totalled 390 transactions, which is 6.9 per cent down from June 2018. A typical attached unit in Metro Vancouver now trades at $774,700. This is an 8.6 per cent decrease from June 2018 and a 0.6 per cent slip compared with May this year.

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