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An increase in the TriCity homeless population has prompted the Hope for Freedom Society to re-launch its cold/wet weather mat program after a three-year hiatus. Rob Thiessen, the director of the society, said there is demand for the service, which, before it ended, rotated between church basements on a monthly basis from October through March.

“We have seen a need for a long time,” Thiessen said, noting his outreach workers counted 157 homeless people in the Tri-Cities as of the end of August. The program is expected to operate the same as it did previously. Volunteers staff the site between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., when 30 mats are provided to homeless people, who are bused to the church from a pre-determined meeting point. There are no ins and outs allowed, and anyone who is intoxicated or in possession of drugs or alcohol is not permitted entry. see COQUITLAM, page 16

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Douglas Royals forward Mikayla Hamilton gets a face full of keeper’s mitt from Langara’s Sierra Grieco in their PacWest women’s soccer season opener Saturday at Cunnings Field in Coquitlam. Hamilton scored one of the Royals’ two goals in their 2-0 victory while Port Coquitlam’s Emma Thomas scored the other. On Sunday, Douglas played Capilano University to a 3-3 draw.

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No matter what setback she may face, PoCo’s Deb Middleton keeps paddling Second in a series of articles leading up to the Tri-Cities’ Terry Fox Runs Sunday, Sept. 16.

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You can take part in one of the four Terry Fox runs in the Tri-Cities on Sunday, Sept. 16: • in Fox’s hometown of PoCo (10 a.m. start at Hyde Creek recreation centre, 1379 Laurier St., with three-time cancer survivor Debbie Middleton delivering the keynote speech); • Coquitlam (10 a.m. start at Mundy Park, 641 Hillcrest St., with Marathon of Hope publicist Bill Vigars delivering the keynote); • Port Moody (10 a.m. start at Rocky Point Park, 2800block of Murray St.); • and Anmore (12:30 p.m. start at Spirit Park, 2697 Sunnyside Rd. with Terry Fox Foundation BC/Yukon director Donna White as keynote). Register in advance online via terryfox.org.

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t 17, Deb Middleton lost her mother to breast cancer. At 33, she was facing the same disease. The diagnosis hit her dad and brother hard. “It was incredibly difficult for my family,” the Port Coquitlam resident told The Tri-City News. “They didn’t want to go through the pain again.” A native of the Isle of Man, Middleton moved to Canada to work as a nanny, caring for three young children. She loved her life, and was healthy and strong, so the test results came back as a shock. Luckily, though, the illness was caught early and she made a full recovery after surgery. It was around this time that “Dr. Don” entered her life. In 1996, Dr. Don McKenzie sought to disprove a UBC study that concluded women who had breast cancer shouldn’t do upper-body exercises because they would develop lymphedema. For his hypothesis, he picked 24 women from the Lower Mainland — including Middleton — to start a program called Abreast In A Boat, the world’s first dragon boat team made up only of female breast cancer survivors. Middleton took to the sport like a duck to water, even leading the crew. But the following year, the cancer returned. She underwent radiation only to find it come back two years later, quite aggressively. Again, Middleton licked the disease. Today, she proudly states, “I’m clear. I’m fabulous and I’m so, so lucky. I live and love every day.”

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Left: Three-time cancer survivor Deb Middleton, a Port Coquitlam resident, will be the keynote speaker at Sunday’s Terry Fox Hometown Run. She will wear a red Terry’s Team T-shirt, showing she beat the disease that claimed the hometown hero’s life in 1981 after his epic Marathon of Hope ended in September 1980. Right: The Abreast IN A Boat dragon boat team of which Middleton is an original member. And she ensures she stays active. A manager of a group home for special needs adults in Maple Ridge, Middleton kayaks, hikes, camps and travels regularly. She also hasn’t missed a year with Abreast In A Boat

and also coaches the Al-OWetters, a women’s dragon boat paddling club team in Pitt Meadows that’s now in its sixth year. Middleton keeps in touch with her doctor for check-ups, and she often shares her cancer story with others.

Sunday, she’ll talk about her medical journey before thousands of people in front of the Hyde Creek recreation centre, where Terry Fox Hometown Run organizers have invited her to be the keynote speaker. There, Middleton said she’ll praise Fox for embarking on

his 1980 Marathon of Hope and for paving the way for cancer research and awareness. “I want to thank Terry Fox for what he did and for the money he raised. It has helped many people, including myself.” Afterward, wearing her

Terry’s Team T-shirt, she’ll stand in the front of the line with other red-clad cancer survivors, to lead off the annual run, an event she’s taken part in nearly every year with her friends and sister paddlers. jcleugh@tricitynews.com

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small hole in pipe, big hole in ice time safety precaution taken after leak is found in a pipe Mario Bartel

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A small hole in one pipe in the refrigeration system at the Port Moody recreation complex didn’t pose a risk to public safety but will mean one rink is out of commission until at least early October. Kate Zanon, the city’s general manager of community

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services, said the hole was detected during a routine examination in August and the refrigeration system was immediately shut down as a precautionary measure to ensure no ammonia — which is used to create the chilling temperatures — could escape. Almost a year ago, a leak of anhydrous ammonia gas at an arena in Fernie, B.C. resulted in the death of three workers. Residents from 55 nearby

homes were also evacuated as a precaution. Last July, an investigation by Technical Safety BC concluded the Fernie leak was a consequence of a small hole in the refrigeration system used to cool the arena’s curling ice that was caused by corrosion in a welded seam of the 31-year-old chilling plant. That’s as much as 10 years longer than the typical service life of such a system and seven years after a maintenance

contractor recommended the system be replaced. That replacement was scheduled for 2013, then deferred until the next year and then eliminated from Fernie’s budget planning altogether, said Technical Safety BC’s report. Zanon said the ice plant for PoMo’s Arena 2 was fabricated in 2005 and put into service in ’08. In the wake of last October’s tragedy in Fernie, managers of all ice facilities in the Tri-Cities said operators with proper certification were following strict protocols for dealing with ammonia and safety procedures

were updated. Port Moody Fire Rescue also completed a review of the refrigeration system at the city’s rec complex. WorkSafe BC has rigorous requirements for handling ammonia in its Occupational Health and Safety Regulation because exposure to the gas can cause serious injury or death. Zanon said it still hasn’t been determined whether the refrigeration plant at PoMo’s Arena 2 can be repaired or whether it needs to be replaced. Arena 1 is not affected. User groups that include Port Moody Minor Hockey,

Inlet Skating, Tri-Cities Female Ice Hockey and Port Moody Old Timers Hockey have been shifted to that arena or to ice time at Planet Ice in Coquitlam. The first session of the city’s Mini Skate lessons program was cancelled and participants were given the option of transferring to the second session, which is scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 16. Zanon added public skate times are unaffected as they’re not supposed to begin until mid-October. mbartel@tricitynews.com @mbartelTC


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Port Moody voters will get a chance to determine the fate of the former fire hall site and the nearby public works yard during the Oct. 20 municipal elections. And Monday, they learned the question they’ll be asked on a referendum ballot. The question is: “Do you support the sale, partial sale or lease of the former fire hall and existing works yard sites to pay for more park land and one or

more of the community improvements listed above?” It was posted to the city’s website late Monday afternoon. The question will be prefaced by some background information about potential community improvements targeted by the city’s official community plan and how the sale of the properties might play a role in realizing those improvements. The question and background context were drafted by city staff for review and approval by city council, said the city’s acting general manager, Paul Rockwood. Last April, Port Moody council voted to defer a proposal to rezone and change the designation of the properties at Ioco

Road and Murray Street from public and institutional use to comprehensive development after a long and boisterous public hearing. Many of the more than 20 speakers at that hearing opposed selling the land to private developers while others said such a sale could facilitate new opportunities for the city to expand its library, build seniors housing or add sports fields. Mayor Mike Clay said at the time the city needed to rezone and redesignate usages for the land so it could see how much it’s worth and how that could be leveraged to attain amenities even before it could consider selling the properties.

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The old fire hall site at the corner of Ioco Road and Murray Street has been an empty lot surrounded by steel fencing since the opening of the new Inlet fire hall next door in 2014. The public works yard and buildings on Murray Street, just to the west of the fire hall property, are 50 years old and have been deemed inadequate for the city’s needs. A new, larger yard is planned for land the city already owns on Barnet Highway. The two properties are separated by Suterbrook Creek. Their combined size is more than 201,000 sq. ft. Last June, the city issued a request for proposals (RFP) for potential redevelopment of the site by a single developer. “These properties present a unique opportunity to provide a comprehensive landmark development, consistent with previous high-quality and successful developments,” said a statement in the RFP about the potential project’s scope. “City council recognizes that these properties are extremely valuable city assets and will be looking to leverage them to provide valuable community amenities and enhancements to the natural environment.” The document also said the properties must be developed in phases “in a timely manner.” A request for expressions of interest issued by the city in December 2016 “confirmed a strong desire from developers to develop the properties,” according to the document. The RFP proposes a base market residential density of 504,601 sq. ft. with the potential for an additional 291,390 sq. ft. depending on the type and value of amenities a developer could offer the city. Those amenities are expected to include a new library from 30,000 to 50,000 sq. ft. as well as 50 units

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A pollster who designs survey questions for a living said a referendum question being put to voters in Port Moody as part of the Oct. 20 civic election isn’t clear enough to give city council definitive direction on whether it should sell the old fire hall site and public works yard for redevelopment. Mario Canseco, the president of Research Co., said a question with a Yes or No answer, as the one the city published on its website Monday, “needs to have clearly defined guidelines.” He said differences in whether the property is sold, partially sold or leased can elicit different responses because the city’s course of action is not clearly defined. “Do voters want a sale, a partial sale or a lease? It’s impossible to know,” Canseco told The Tri-City News, adding the next council could interpret a Yes vote as an endorsement to sell the land when most voters might rather it be leased or only partially sold. “The key issue here is that the city is not allowing voters to express their view on the three options individually,” said Canseco, who has conducted pubic opinion research in Canada, the U.S. and Britain for more than 15 years. He said the referendum’s preamble, which outlines possible community amenities that could be realized by proceeds from the sale, partial sale or lease of the sites is also problematic. “Maybe a voter will say ‘Yes’ because he or she wants more seniors’ housing, but the improvement that the city may ultimately approve is the reconstruction and expansion of Kyle Centre,” Canseco said. “It’s too confusing.” Canseco said a properly designed, clearly defined question presented with relevant facts and figures that voters can review and assess can help city governments make a decision.

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of below-market rental housing and 60,000 sq. ft. of supported housing for seniors. The city would also seek the construction of a public plaza that “will become a focal point for a range of community activities and events” in the first phase of the project. The RFP closed Aug. 1 and the city said it would select a proponent by March 1, 2019. While the city won’t be

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bound by the results of the vote, it “will provide important input about the community’s wishes” that can be used in future decisions about the properties by council, said a statement on the city’s website. A print version of the background information will be included in an election package being mailed to residents the week of Oct. 1.

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Belenkie aims to replace Drew as Belcarra mayor A CEO and firefighter with the Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department is the first to publicly announce his intention to run for the mayor’s chair in Belcarra. Yesterday (Tuesday), Neil Belenkie told The Tri-City News he wants to replace longtime Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew, who is retiring from the top post after the Oct. 20 election. An 11-year village resident, Belenkie is a business owner and has led public and private companies in Canada and France. His academic background includes: Harvard Business School (finance); Queens Executive Education (marketing); University of Calgary (English); and Mount Royal University (general studies). A former instructor with BCIT’s Venture Program and at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, teaching negotiations to graduating MBA students, Belenkie has been named a Top 40 Under 40 by Business in Vancouver. In the political realm,

The lists of contestants vying for a spot on Tri-Cities councils got a little longer this week. (The nomination period for candidates for city council, mayor and school board closes Friday.)

COQ.: MARSDen

Coquitlam Coun. Dennis Marsden announced last Friday he will seek a second term in next month’s council election. In a press release, he pointed to traffic control, investment management and the finalization of the Housing Affordability Strategy as successes achieved over the last four years. But he added that more can be done to manage the growth of the city, particularly around affordable housing, amenities and infrastructure. “Rapid changes in our community mean a lot more work remains to be done to ensure our quality of life,” he said. “I want to continue serving the people of Coquitlam and advance the vision that will see us living in a vibrant, complete city.” • For more information go to dennismarsden.com.

neil belenkie he was twice elected to the community council of Brittania in Calgary. As mayor, Belenkie said he plans to strengthen the village’s financial position, have more open communication with residents and improve safety, including building a Bedwell Bay Road walkway, if possible. “It’s exciting to be considered as a leader for Belcarra’s future and I’m proud to share the ballot with every candidate,” the father of four said in a press release.

COQ.: CAHOOn

School District 43 Coquitlam Trustee Carol Cahoon announced she is running for re-election. In her first term on the board, Cahoon served as vice-chair and as a member of the audit and finance committee. She

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said if re-elected, she would continue to push for multi-year financial planning strategies and believes in more openness and greater fiscal accountability. “Since 2014, I have put forward new energy, ideas and solutions,” she said in a press release. “We eliminated annual budget overruns and paid off the $13.4-million deficit a year earlier than anticipated.” • For more information go to www.carolcahoon.com.

COQ.: O’neill

Shari O’Neill has announced her bid for Coquitlam school trustee. A mother of two children in School District 43, O’Neill has been the parent education coordinator for the District Parent Advisory Committee and involved in committees such as the SD43 Aboriginal Advisory Committee, SD43 Enchantment Project and a member and ambassador for the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Among her issues are support for student mental health, and improving education and awareness around cyberbullying and social media. O’Neill is also concerned about wait lists for psycho-educational assessments for SD43 students with learning challenges. “Parents should never have to pay out of pocket for an assessment but I’m hearing on the doorstep that some have because they

simply can not wait for the school district to do them.” • For more information, visit sharioneill.me.

POCO: PenneR

Another Port Coquitlam city incumbent will run for re-election. Last week, Coun. Darrell Penner joined councillors Laura Dupont, Glenn Pollock and Dean Washington to formally declare his intention to seek an additional term (Coun. Mike Forrest has yet to publicly announce). In the 2014 municipal election, Penner placed third for the six spots open on council, garnering 5,844 votes. Currently, the retired mechanical technician chairs the city’s transportation solutions and public works committee, and is the vice-chair of the community safety committee. He is also PoCo’s alternate on the Metro Vancouver board of directors and is a member of the region’s parks, planning and zero waste committees.

POCO: HOWORTH

Andrea Howorth is running for school trustee in Port Coquitlam. A longtime resident of PoCo, Howorth has two children in School District 43 and is a volunteer with her school’s parent advisory council. As well, last year, she became her school’s PAC representative

at the District Parent Advisory Committee at both the elementary and middle school level. Howorth is also the executive director for the I Am Someone Ending Bullying Society, where she has learned about some of the issues teachers and parents in the schools. Among her concerns is the shortage of beforeand after-school care, and would work with partners to make this a priority in the school district. • To find out more, visit www.andreahoworth.com.

POMO: bieDkA

A seafood salesman who lured 147 votes in last September’s Port Moody council byelection is casting his net again for a seat on city council. Richard Biedka said he wants to keep annual tax increases in Port Moody to no more than the rate of inflation, and ensure new developments don’t detract from the city’s livability. He said he’s also in favour of retaining the David Avenue connector in the city’s official community plan but any realization of that road through Bert Flinn Park would have to have minimal impact on the park. Biedka has lived in Port Moody for more than 25 years. He finished sixth of eight candidates in the byelection to fill the seat on council that had been vacated by Rick Glumac after he was elected as the MLA for Coquitlam-Port Moody.

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PoCo, time to speak up on pot stores City seeks public’s input into retail sales of marijuana Janis Cleugh

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With recreational pot set to become legal Oct. 17, Port Coquitlam residents are being asked how and where they want marijuana sales to roll out. The municipality is seeking public input by Oct. 1 to design new policies to control cannabis dispensaries in PoCo. City officials are suggesting a similar approach to how liquor sales are handled: with retail shops at least one kilometre apart and 200 metres away from schools, playgrounds, community centres and sports fields. To have your say, take the online survey at portcoquitlam. ca/cannabis or attend the open house Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at

SpEAk Have an opinion on a Tri-City News story? Leave a comment on our Facebook page. the Gathering Place in Leigh Square Community Arts Village (beside PoCo city hall); city staff will be available to answer questions at the meeting. Should the city policies be approved later this year, businesses will be required to go through a rezoning for site-specific applications, which also require a public hearing. Further, city council may also require permitted cannabis shops to post smoking restrictions signs, install air filtration systems and create a storefront in character with the neighbourhood.

As well, customers won’t be allowed to sample or use cannabis on site. Meanwhile, Coquitlam municipal staff are now putting together a consultation strategy to gather public feedback on its cannabis outlets, said major project planner Chris McBeath. To receive email notifications and learn more about the process in Coquitlam, visit coquitlam.ca/cannabis. As for Port Moody, city council will look at a plan for pot sales at its Sept. 25 meeting and, if approved, public consultation will launch in November, with council reviewing the feedback in January. jcleugh@tricitynews.com

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2018 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS - NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the Village of Belcarra that nominations for the offices of: Mayor – one to be elected Councillor – four to be elected School Trustee – one to be elected will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: VILLAGE OF BELCARRA, 4084 Bedwell Bay Road, Belcarra, BC V3H 4P8 From 9:00 a.m. September 4, 2018 to 4:00 p.m. September 14, 2018 (Excluding statutory holidays and weekends) Nomination forms are available at the Village of Belcarra Municipal Hall, 4084 Bedwell Bay Road, Belcarra, BC from September 4, 2018 to September 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. excluding weekends and statutory holidays. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 20, 2018; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; • a person or the commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; and • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply: Mayor Councillor School Trustee

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In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local elections, the following third-party advertising limits apply: Directed Advertising Expense Limit: Mayor $750 Councillor $750 School Trustee $750 For further information on campaign period expense limits and third-party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC: Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280 Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf

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For further information on the nomination process, please contact: Karen-Ann Cobb, Chief Election Officer 604-937-4100 Connie Esposito, Deputy Chief Election Officer 604-937-4100 Paula Richardson, Deputy Chief Election Officer 604-937-4100


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION The City has received applications for Temporary Use Permits (TUP) for the properties located at 1636 Regan Avenue, 2601 Spuraway Avenue and 1160 Lansdowne Drive. The applicants, the Calvary Baptist Church, the Coquitlam Alliance Church and the Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, are requesting temporary use permits to permit the operation of a temporary cold/wet weather emergency shelter program during the fall and winter months for people who are homeless. These TUPs would expire on September 17, 2020. The cold/wet weather emergency shelter program previously operated at these locations from 2007 – 2015. While a 30-bed year-round emergency shelter opened in 2015 at 3030 Gordon Avenue, demand for shelter has continued to increase, particularly during inclement weather conditions. The program would be: • • • • • •

Operated by a local non-profit organization (the Hope For Freedom Society); Located at various churches in the Tri-Cities on a rotating basis; Permitted to operate for a maximum of 31 consecutive days (i.e. one month) at a time and able to operate for up to two non-consecutive months in the fall and winter seasons; Permitted to house up to 30 people from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily; Permitted to operate for two winter seasons: 2018/19 and 2019/20; and Not permitted to accept people who walk up to the church to access the shelter. People will be picked up at different points in the Tri-Cities and brought to the church for the night, and then taken back to these points in the morning.

These TUPs would be subject to the City’s Housing Agreement Bylaw which provides for regulations around program operation rules and procedures. Additional information related to these applications, including copies of the Temporary Use Permits, City’s Housing Agreement Bylaw and the Cold Wet Weather Mat Program Policy and Procedures Manual may be inspected from Friday, August 31, 2018 to Monday, September 17, 2018 at the City’s Planning and Development Department, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also obtain more information on these applications by contacting Jenna Dallmeyer, Planning and Development Department, at 604-927-3469 or at jdallmeyer@coquitlam.ca. You are invited to provide input to Council relative to these applications. These applications will be considered by Council at their Regular Council Meeting to be held on Monday, September 17, 2018. The Council Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and is held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2. If you wish to provide input in writing, please submit your comments to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: • • • •

Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca; Regular mail: 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; In person: City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; Fax: to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015.

Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and potentially on our website as part of a future agenda package at www.coquitlam/agendas. If you wish to speak at the Council Meeting please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. If you call the City Clerk’s Office to register, your name will be placed on the Speakers List. Everyone who wishes to speak at the meeting will be given an opportunity, but those who have registered in advance will be allowed to speak prior to the floor being opened to all other speakers. Please note that interested parties may only speak to the issues covered by the TUPs. 82

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Mayoral candidate paid thousands for claims in court cases Mandarino said he expected cases to become public Gary McKenna

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A Coquitlam mayoral candidate was accused in 2013 of taking $23,000 from a Vancouver Italian society for his own use, according to court documents. But Massimo Mandarino told The Tri-City News last week that while he settled with the Confratellanza Italo Canadese (CIC) for $20,000, he did so “just to get it out of my hair.” “It was going to be costly,” he said, claiming the bill for fighting the suit was expected to be as high as $38,000. “I have to look out for the best interest of myself.” In a notice of civil claim filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the CIC accused Mandarino, who it stated was its interim treasurer at the time, of issuing cheques to himself for reimbursements that were not authorized by the society. The organization stated in the court document that Mandarino had access to the CIC’s bank accounts and used membership dues “for his own benefit.” The result, according to the notice of civil claim, which was confirmed to The Tri-City News by the organization’s lawyer, George Roper, was that “Mandarino converted funds of at least $23,000 belonging to [the CIC] to his own use.” Mandarino denies the claims. In an interview, he said he was only reimbursing himself for funds that he spent marketing the organization, mainly through its booth at the annual Italian Days festival in east Vancouver. The money,

MASSIMO MANDARINO he added, was used to buy brochures, banners and a stall at the popular Commercial Drive event. Mandarino said the president of the organization told him “just do what you got to do and we will take care of it.” He said he believes the lawsuit stemmed from disagreements with other board members who he said were resistant to some of the changes he was proposing for the society. Mandarino called the organization “an old boys club” that “didn’t see the big picture.” “I guarantee you it was personal,” he said, later adding: “If there was something there, they would have slapped the cuffs on me and put me in jail.” Representatives of the CIC did not respond to repeated requests for an interview. Mandarino has had other recent legal entanglements. In 2013, the city of Coquitlam sued him in small claims court for $1,912 over an unpaid invoice for a council candidate brochure mail-out as part of the 2011 civic election. Mandarino said he was never sent an invoice and only became aware he owed the money when he received the notice of claim. The matter has since been resolved. “After some digging, I found out that it was some of my political foes that pushed on

this,” he said, later adding: “It was completely politically motivated.” He offered no proof to back up those statements. Kathleen Vincent, Coquitlam’s manager of communications, said it is the city’s practice to pursue any outstanding debts and that all matters related to the election must be dealt with in a nonpartisan manner. “To forgive this debt — or any other election-related debt to the city — could be perceived as the city supporting and/or contributing as a donor to an individual’s campaign,” she said in an emailed statement. “Any suggestion that the legal action was otherwise motivated is without basis.” In 2014, Mandarino was again sued in small claims court for close to $4,000 for allegedly failing to pay Crest Impressions for some printing jobs. He acknowledged that two of the cheques he sent the Port Coquitlam company bounced but he told the court in his response to the notice of claim that the proprietors had been told to wait a few days before cashing the cheques. The Tri-City News reached out to the company but it did not respond by the print deadline. The province’s Court Services Online database shows an acknowledgement of payment by Mandarino in the claims involving the city and Crest but the amounts paid were not disclosed. Mandarino said he expected some of his legal issues would come up over the course of the election campaign but said he believes voters have an “open mind” about his candidacy and are giving him “the benefit of the doubt.” “I am going to do what is right for the people of Coquitlam,” he said. gmckenna@tricitynews.com @gmckennaTC

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efore there was facebook, Snapchat or Twitter a curly-haired young man set out on a lonely trek to do something about cancer. He had a small crew, a van and a dream to raise $1 for every Canadian by running his Marathon of Hope across our nation. although Terry fox’s journey was cut short by the return of his cancer, the kid from Port Coquitlam was able to achieve his goal, with the support of others, raising more than $750 million since the first Terry fox Run was held Sept. 13, 1981. DELIVERY 604-472-3040 NEWSROOM 604-472-3030 DISPLAY ADS 604-472-3020 cLASSIfIED ADS 604-444-3056 n

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lowers to make a media star. Sometimes it takes grit, determination and the willingness to take a personal risk to make a difference and inspire others. That is indeed what Terry fox did when he embarked on a journey that took him 5,373 km from St John’s, N.L. to Thunder bay, ont. along with his fundraising efforts, fox also challenged outdated notions of what it means to have a disability, showing that there are no limits to what an amputee can do. He proved that you can accomplish your dream whatever your challenge, if you only make a start.

and so, instead of trying to win social media followers, one Tweet, follower or “like” at a time, Terry fox won our hearts, taking one difficult step at a time. This Sunday, we have a chance to do the same. Participate in your annual Terry fox Run — there are four in the Tri-Cities — or support the cause of ending cancer through research with a donation. doing one of those things won’t make you a media star but it will help make a difference for others, a better measure of human success if there ever was one.

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As the latest Terry Fox Run advertising campaign points out, Port Coquitlam’s favourite son achieved his cancer-crusading goals without the modern trappings of social media “success.”

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CP RAIL YARD FIRE

Plenty of blame to share The Editor, Re. “Comms kerfuffle at rail yard blaze” (The Tri-City News, Sept. 5). Following the massive explosion and fire at the Port Coquitlam CP Rail yard in January, I was sure that the Transport Safety Board of Canada (TSB) would investigate this incident. Now, reading in The Tri-City News that the TSB considers this incident an industrial accident and will not being investigated is shocking and outrageous. Do we want or need another Lac-Mégantic-type rail disaster before the community is made aware of the events of that night and what is being done to mitigate any further incidents? The community grew up around the rail yard but, as a good corporate neighbour, CP Rail needs to be open, honest and transparent when it comes to incidents involving explosive, toxic and hazardous chemicals in this yard. PoCo’s mayor and council need to provide this community with answers. We need to know if the community

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Fire broke out Jan. 22, 2018 in the CP Rail yard in Port Coquitlam when a tanker truck carrying ethanol collided with a rail car and burst into flames, sending plumes of smoke into the air. dodged a catastrophic incident that evening only because the tanker sustained a large rupture and CP crews moved other hazardous products quickly. Our elected representatives need to provide some answers. PoCo MLA Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s minister of public safety and MP Ron McKinnon (Coquitlam–Port Coquitlam) need to contact Marc Garneau, the federal minister of trans-

portation and demand the TSB investigate this incident. We cannot rely on the goodwill of a private company to do the right thing. Hiding behind an industrial accident on land governed by federal regulations is not comforting. As for the “comms kerfuffle” during this incident, one would hope that the new E-Comm radio system will resolve any future communication issues.

What’s more concerning is the lack of pre-planning for such an incident, contingency plans if there is a bigger incident with loss of fire personnel and equipment, coverage of the community during this incident (fires, car accidents, medical emergencies, etc.), and the poor communications with CP personnel. A shared Tri-City fire service would address all these issues and more. Geoff Taylor, Port Coquitlam

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‘Ruthless’ chopping will factor in voting The Editor, A letter to Coquitlam’s mayor, council and development GM: It is hard to overstate the outrage I felt when I discovered that, during the Labour Day weekend, the developer of the lots on the corner of Smith and Robinson in Burquitlam had ruthlessly cut down several giant Douglas firs growing along the edge of the corner lot. These majestic specimens have graced and benefited this neighbourhood for decades, and would have for decades, even centuries more, because they were all in excellent health, capable of resisting any windstorm, and being on the edge of the lot, would not have been in the way of any sensible construction plan for this site. This only serves to bring to mind other travesties involving older, healthy trees that we have had to countenance in recent years; for example, the giants removed from the lot across the street on the same corner, to be replaced by a mere duplex, or a similar number on a large lot on Porter, next to the school, not to mention numerous single trees

removed from properties to facilitate monster homes, now looking all the uglier for lack of these beautiful guardians. This regular war on trees is, I am afraid, merely emblematic of the war on people — namely, renters — who have been displaced in the hundreds from their affordable older rental suites, which are demolished to make way for towers full of unaffordable condos and equally unaffordable rentals. This process, carried out in full face of the worst housing affordability crisis in our province’s history, ironically goes by the name of Coquitlam’s Housing Affordability Strategy. Is there no limit to the rapacious development going on around this area? Or are development dollars simply blinding this council and city planners to their human and environmental responsibilities? I am livid. Come the election Oct. 20, I will not be placing a mark by the names of a single member of the current council. And I hope others who are paying attention feel the same. Felix Thijssen, Coquitlam


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SD43 said it’s bucking teacher staffing trend Grant GranGer The Tri-CiTy News

Although there’s a national shortage of French immersion teachers, and the School District 43’s enrolment is above the provincial average, SD43 has been able to find enough staff for its programs. A report released by the B.C. and Yukon branch of Canadian Parents for French (CPF) last Tuesday showed French enrolment in SD43 “remains steady above the provincial average.” In the previous school year, there were 3,953 students registered in the program, which makes up 11.9% of the district’s entire student body. In B.C., there were 53,487 students, accounting for 9.5% of students. The CPF report said French immersion enrolment has been increasing for 20 consecutive years and as a result of its “booming popularity” districts around the province

are scrambling to find enough qualified teachers and assistants. In an email to The Tri-City News, SD43 spokesperson Peter Chevrier said: “SD43 has French immersion programs fully staffed for this school year, including a small reserve of French immersion TOC [teachers on call] and we continue to recruit into our pool of teachers in preparation for absences caused by sickness, take holidays, resignations and others. “While we are still registering students and counting enrolment, we forecast a similar number of students this year as last year.” Chevrier noted the district was the first in B.C. to offer French immersion and this will be the 50th anniversary of SD43’s programs. British Columbia school districts are also scrambling to find teachers because of a Supreme Court of Canada rul-

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Check your cheques carefully, says BBB People may be writing fewer cheques in favour of electronic banking, but fraudsters aren’t. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says consumers have to be wary of fake cheque scams that ask victims to deposit a seemingly legitimate cheque and then send money back to the fraudsters. “Fake cheque fraud is a huge problem,” the BBB said of a study its conducted into the scams. BBB’s Evan Kelly said there were about 2,000 reports of fake cheque scams reported across Canada last year “but that is a low estimate as only 5% of victims actually come forward.” Last month, a Coquitlam woman warned of a scammer in the Tri-Cities after her 16-year-old brother was bilked of $400 in a cheque fraud after being approached by a stranger at a bus stop. Cheque fraud is especially insidious because banks will initially credit an account when a consumer deposits a cheque but, a week or so later, when the bank has determined the cheque has bounced because it’s fake, it’s the consumer who’s on the hook for the money. And by then the fraudsters are long gone.

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A financial abuse workshop focusing on seniors will be held Sept. 18 at Coquitlam’s Dogwood Pavilion. The workshop will highlight forms of financial abuse through power of attorney, joint bank accounts and representation agreements. Seniors First BC will show older adults how they can protect their finances and recognize and respond to financial abuse of themselves and their friends. The free workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register, call 604-927-4386 or go to coquitlam.ca/dogwood, or drop in to the pavilion at 1655 Winslow Ave.

Consumers need to be aware that cheques can be forged. Legitimate cheques include security features such as: • micro printing on the signature line and elsewhere; • a security screen on the back of the cheque; • the words “Original Document” on the back of the cheque; • printing on high-quality paper that can contain watermarks from the issuing bank. Consumers should also examine cheques for any smudges or discolourations that indicate they may have

been altered, and that personal details match up. The BBB study said many fake cheque scams originate in West African countries like Nigeria who work with local fraudsters or “mules” that collect money. “Those engaging in this fraud are very organized,” the BBB study said. If you suspect you’ve been snared in a fake cheque scam, you should contact the RCMP’s Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or link to its online reporting system at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraud.ca.

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Coquitlam will have to issue temporary use permits for 3 shelters continued from front page

Thiessen told The Tri-City News BC Housing approached his organization about relaunching the program, which was not renewed after the opening of a permanent shelter at 3030 Gordon Ave. in Coquitlam in December 2015. He added that while the permanent shelter has been helpful in alleviating some of the housing pressures in the community, demand for places to sleep goes beyond the facility’s 30 emergency beds and 30 transitional beds. Thiessen also noted that because 3030 Gordon is considered low-barrier, some homeless people, particularly seniors, do not feel comfortable spending the night at the shelter. “Not all homeless people out there can thrive in that environment,” he said. “We have barriers in our shelter. There is an opportunity to have a peaceful night sleep and be in an environment that is drug free. That is attractive to some people, even those that are addicted.” Thiessen said he is still

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ROB THIESSEN working to secure all of the locations but said a spot is lined up in Coquitlam for Oct. 1. A temporary use permit will be considered by Coquitlam council during its Sept. 17 meeting to allow the shelter to operate for up to one month at a time at Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, Coquitlam Alliance and Calvary Baptist churches. Thiessen said he doesn’t anticipate the kind of opposition his organization saw in 2007, when it first introduced the concept of the cold/wet weather mat program to the community. Initially, there was widespread opposition to

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the proposal, which led to a record-long public hearing in Coquitlam. This time is different, Thiessen said, because the community has had the chance to see how the program is run and its benefits. “There is no evidence that the [temporary] shelter is going to have any negative impacts,” he said. “None of the fears occurred.” Instead, he said residents learned more about the homeless issue, particularly the people who volunteered to help at the shelters. “A whole whack of people got to come face to face with homeless people and change their minds,” he said.

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PORT MOODY

Hundreds of people rode PoMo shuttle Mario Bartel The Tri-CiTy News

Special events such as RibFest, Golden Spike Days and Car-Free Day drove traffic to Port Moody’s Shoreline Shuttle bus service. Numbers compiled by the city’s engineering department showed heaviest usage of the free service — which linked Moody Centre and Inlet Centre and ran as a pilot project on summer weekends from June 1 to Labour Day — occurred during special events centred at Rocky Point Park and on Car-Free Day on St. Johns Street Aug. 19. That’s when 278 passengers took advantage of the service that ran approximately every half hour with 13 stops along the way. RibFest weekend, July 20 to 22, wasn’t just popular for lovers of sticky barbecue, it also attracted 928 users to the shuttle bus, while 747 passengers rode it during the July long weekend

when Rocky Point Park was busy with Golden Spike Days and Canada Day festivities. A total of 3,705 riders used the service over its 13-week run, an average of 285 per summer weekend. Port Moody spent $50,000 to contract the 20-passenger bus, which ran a circuitous 8-km route from 4 p.m. to midnight on Fridays; 1 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays; and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Extra service was added on stat holidays and for the special event weekends. Part of the cost was offset by sponsorship from The Panatch Group, a development company. The city implemented the service as a way to relieve some of the congestion and parking pressures at Rocky Point Park and nearby Brewers Row. A full report on the shuttle service pilot project will be presented to city council at its next meeting, Sept. 25. mbartel@tricitynews.com @mbartelTC

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food drive a suCCess The Share food bank has met its goals for finding food and funds for the Tri-Cities during the typically slow summer months. The organization said in a release it met its target for the Remember the Food Bank campaign by collecting more than 1,000 lb. of food and more than $10,000. Hitting its financial goal was made possible

by a donation of $1,500 from Wesbild, said the release. The release said Share typically sees a drop-off in donations after the school year ends, with families heading off on summer vacation. Share said the strain on families is even greater in the summer for those with kids who participate in various breakfast and lunch programs at school.

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Notice of 2018 Tax Sale The annual tax sale will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC. The following properties will be offered for sale unless delinquent taxes with interest are paid prior to the sale, by cash, money order or certified cheque. Purchase of tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property. For further information, please contact Revenue Services at 604-927-3050. Folio

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also be aware of his charges. Further details of the accusations cannot be published due to court bans. Meanwhile, Coquitlam RCMP continues to appeal for other potential victims to come forward. • Anyone with information on Kubyshkin can call the detachment at 604-945-1550 and ask for the investigative support team (file #2018-1860).

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A Coquitlam piano teacher charged with 10 counts of sexually assaulting and interfering with his students is expected to plead guilty next week. Dmytro Kubyshkin is set to make his admission in Port Coquitlam provincial court on Sept. 19, a court registrar told The Tri-City News Monday. Kubyshkin, whose case was before a judge last Friday, is alleged to have committed sexual assault and sexual interference against former students as far back as 1998 — sometimes in their homes, police claim.

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

Date: Time: Location:

Monday, September 24, 2018 7:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2

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

Item 1

Address: A Portion of 1385 Glenbrook Street

The intent of Bylaw No. 4899, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Citywide Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3479, 2001 to revise the land use designation of the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4899, 2018 from Estate Single-Family to Large Village Single-Family. The intent of Bylaw No. 4900, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw No. 4900, 2018 from RS-11 Estate Single-Family Residential to RS-8 Large Village Single-Family Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate the subdivision of the subject property into four new RS-8 lots fronting on Princeton Avenue, and one RS-11 remainder lot fronting on Glenbrook Street, with a single-family dwelling and secondary suite on each lot.

Item 3

Addresses: 518 and 520 Poirier Street

The intent of Bylaw No. 4908, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4908, 2018 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RS-3 One-Family Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate a three lot subdivision of the subject properties and the construction of three singlefamily dwellings, each with one secondary suite, on the resulting lots.

Item 4

Address: 1139 Dansey Avenue

The intent of Bylaw No. 4911, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw No. 4911, 2018, from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RT-1 Two-Family Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate a two lot subdivision of the existing lot and the construction of a single-family dwelling, with the potential for a secondary suite, on each of the resulting lots.

Item 5

Item 2

Address: 321 Begin Street

The intent of Bylaw No. 4642, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw No. 4642, 2018, from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RT-1 Two-Family Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate the subdivision of the subject property into two singlefamily lots, retain the existing single-family dwelling on one of the resulting lots and the construction of a new single-family dwelling on the second lot.

Addresses: 644 Como Lake Avenue and 740, 746, 748, 752 and 756 Dogwood Street

The intent of Bylaw No. 4794, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw 4794, 2018 from RT-1 Two-Family Residential to RM-3 Multi-Storey Medium Density Apartment Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate the consolidation of the subject properties and the development of two sixstorey apartment buildings, connected by a shared entrance and amenity space, consisting of 116 residential units.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Item 6

Addresses: 702, 704, 706, 708, 712, 718, 720/722 and 730 Clarke Road and 719, 723, 727, 731, 733/735, 737 and 739 Anskar Court

Please note: This item received first reading at the July 30, 2018 Regular Council meeting. At that meeting, errors in the published first reading report were identified and corrected. An amended version of the first reading report is included in the Public Hearing agenda and available online at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing. The intent of Bylaw No. 4883, 2018 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map marked Schedule ‘A’ to Bylaw No. 4883, 2018 from RT-1 Two-Family Residential, RS-3 One-Family Residential and CS-1 Service Commercial to RM-3 MultiStorey Medium Density Apartment Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate the consolidation of the subject properties and the development of three six-storey apartment buildings containing 398 residential units.

How do I find out more information? Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to Monday, September 24, 2018 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.

WORKPLACE SAFETY

FPH exec says it’s doing its best to keep workers safe Grant GranGer The Tri-CiTy News

The executive in charge of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam is defending its approach to treating potentially violent patients despite the charge by a union that it is a “failed experiment” and workers’ lives are being endangered. In a recent press release, Paul Finch, treasurer of the BC Government and Services Employees Union (BCGEU), which represents more than 270 workers at the hospital, said recent serious assaults by patients on staff at FPH show “a clear and willful pattern of neglect on the part of the employer in addressing these real and substantial safety concerns.” Finch and the BC Nurses Union want security staff present when any staff is dealing with a potentially violent patient. Connie Coniglio, chief operating officer for B.C. Mental Health and Substance Use Services for the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), said the hospital

adopted a “therapeutic and relational security” approach in July recommended by international experts as “best practices.” In an interview last week, Finch said, “They’re conducting what’s essentially a failed experiment. But Coniglio told The TriCity News the approach has worked elsewhere in Canada and throughout the United Kingdom, which she noted has about 55 forensic psychiatric facilities compared to one in B.C. “Their experience is it’s very effective in reducing aggression and violence in that environment,” said Coniglio. “We’re working on improving our systems because that’s where we believe that’s where we’re going to get the best outcomes in dealing with risks like this.” Still, Coniglio maintained she shares the unions’ concerns about the recent incidents, which the unions have reported include severe facial injuries, a nurse being sucker punched and a worker being choked. “We’re very troubled if

someone is hurt,” she said. “All I can say is the safety of our staff and our patients is at the top of our agenda.” She said PHSA wants to collaborate with the hospital’s staff, physicians and anyone who has an interest in safety at the hospital on tackling the challenging environment and complex issues inherent in a forensic psychiatric hospital. “I want people to know the safety of our staff and the patients at the hospital are critically important to us,” said Coniglio, who emphasized staff at the hospital is talented. “We have cared for this client population for many decades. Many of our staff have been here for many years and are experts and are trained in working with these type of patients.” Coniglio wouldn’t comment on Finch’s call for the hospital to be put under the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s jurisdiction instead of the health ministry except to say, “It is treatment in a health care setting that is secure.” newsroom@tricitynews.com

You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430.

How do I provide input? Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for each item. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Please also be advised that video recordings of Public Hearings are streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts. Prior to the Public Hearing written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways:

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TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

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

The City of Coquitlam is exploring allowing third-party electronic billboards in certain areas of the community. Complete the survey online between Sept. 5 and 16 at coquitlam.ca/billboards. Your feedback will help inform our decision on this topic.


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The city of Coquitlam is asking residents to share their thoughts on electronic billboards. Residents have until Sept. 16 to provide feedback at coquitlam.ca/billboards as part of a survey that will guide council and staff as they consider whether the signs should be permitted in certain parts of the city. The issue came up at a committee meeting last month when staff said they had been approached by advertising companies seeking permission to construct billboards in the municipality. Pattison Outdoor has proposed putting an electronic sign at Barnet Highway and Johnson Street, and at Lougheed Highway and Brunette Avenue. Van Horne Outdoor, which a staff report said is a joint venture involving CP Rail and advertising company All

Vision Canada, is considering three locations on CP Rail property, including Highway 1 westbound at Blue Mountain Street; Highway 1 westbound at Schoolhouse Street; and near Lougheed and Barnet. In the survey, the city is asking residents to consider appropriate locations, maximum size and design standards. Participants will also look at the financial and community benefits that could come from advertising. This is not the first time the advertising industry has pushed council to look into allowing third-party billboards, which are currently prohibited under the city’s sign bylaw. In 2013, recommendations were put forward by staff that would allow signs in three locations in south Coquitlam near Highway 1 and the Lougheed Highway.

Council at the time voted against the changes. Most of the recommendations the city is currently considering come from a 2013 report, including imposing separation distances of 1,000 m between signs and ensuring they are at least 150 m from residential-zoned property and 50 m from commercial or civic institutional-zoned properties. Under the recommendations, if signs are permitted, they could be a maximum height of 8.6 m and maximum width of 7.5 m, and changeable digital signs would have to be fixed to a minimum of 10-second intervals. Video advertising would not be permitted under the bylaw changes.  The discussion is being welcomed by Paul Lee, the leasing manager with Pattison Outdoor. He said companies like his can offer benefits to the community, like sharing advertising space with the city to make sure that community messages get out to residents. “I think it is time,” he said after last month’s committee meeting. “The technology has changed a lot.”

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Yours alone. For your one-of-a-kind home. rains, the very best thing you can do is aerate it by using a hand aerator that actually pulls plugs of soil out of the ground. This process will allow excess moisture to drain away and will also provide more air in and around the grass roots. If you apply a ¼ inch layer of sand, it will improve the drainage and keep those holes percolating all winter and over time moss should not be nearly as much a problem. This is an ongoing process to be done each spring and fall. Finally, before the heavy rains set in, make sure you apply Dolopril lime at the rate of 10 kg per 2000 square feet —± usually about one to two bags for today’s average-sized lawn. These few simple steps will not only give you a great lawn all winter but they are also the steps needed for a more weed and moss free lawn come spring. Going forward, we will see slower growing and more compact grasses that will need to be mowed less frequently and we will have more environmentally-friendly mowers. It’s important to remember that lawns do many good things for the environment, including providing enough oxygen for an average family of four. — Brian Minter

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“We’re used to life on demand. It’s good to have a network but it’s good not to have to depend on it.”

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Coquitlam start-up is poised to disrupt the childminding industry, and all because its founder needed some “me time” from her young son so she could get to the dentist, attend job interviews or have an adult conversation over coffee. Alexandra Nestertchouk is a 34-year-old IT professional who loves her two-and-ahalf-year-old toddler, Cosmos, dearly. But the 24/7 responsibilities of parenting don’t always play nice with the demands of adulthood. For Nestertchouk, it all came to a head when her son’s daycare announced it would shut down for maintenance with two weeks notice. With no immediate family in the area and Nestertchouk and her husband, newcomers from Ontario, still developing their network of friends in the TriCities, they scrambled to cover the gap. She ended up flying in her mother from eastern Europe for babysitting duty. There must be a better way, she thought. “Life is complicated and it doesn’t always accommodate kids,” she said. So Nestertchouk looked at her own lifestyle: She can order toothpaste from Amazon, book a car from a car co-op whenever she needs one, get dinner delivered by Skip The Dishes if she doesn’t want to cook. But when it comes to childcare, it’s all about working the phone and hitting up friends, family or neighbours until they stop answering her calls. “We’re used to life on demand,” she told The Tri-City News. “It’s good to have a net-

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Alexandra Nestertchouk catches up on her social media feeds while enjoying a coffee. Having a couple of hours of “me-time” can be a challenge for parents of young children, which is why she developed HopKidz, an online platform that connects them with childcare providers like daycares, nannies and babysitters with excess capacity who can take their child off their hands for as little as a few hours. work but it’s good not to have to depend on it.” Nestertchouk applied her tech background to her real world experience with services like Airbnb and TripAdvisor to come up with HopKidz (www. hopkidz.com), an online platform that connects childminding services such as family and group daycares, nannies and even professional babysitters who have excess capacity with parents who need someone to look after their kids for a day, a week or, perhaps, a couple of hours or an afternoon, What it’s not is a babysitting app, Nestertchouk said.

All providers are vetted, she said. Those that are licensed must have their credentials up to date and all go through a check of their criminal records, age and identity, eligibility to work in Canada, CPR and first aid certificates, references as well as a profile of their social media and online footprint. They’re also screened with a phone interview or on-site visit. “Our kids are the most precious thing we have,” Nestertchouk said in outlining the care her team takes to affirm providers that register on HopKidz. (A spokesperson for Fraser

Health said all licensed daycare providers must ensure they conform to the terms of their licence with regards to the age of children they can care for and their daily capacity limits, and must maintain accurate attendance records for ongoing and drop-in participants. Providers would also have to ensure participants have completed required paperwork including the child’s emergency contact information, immunization status and photo ID.) Parents who sign on to the site can then employ various filters to seek out a short-term

childminding solution that works for them. The providers set their own rate, as long as they meet or exceed the current provincial minimum hourly wage for staff, and HopKidz takes a cut from each side of the transaction, which can be completed by secure credit card payment. Nestertchouk test drove a basic version of her platform using Google Spreadsheet in Coquitlam and Burnaby last year, putting the word out through the 50 parents’ groups she belongs to on Facebook — she said the response was overwhelming.

Since then, Nestertchouk has been assembling her team of eight women — with 15 kids and one grandchild between them — to build out and refine the platform. Registration for providers from North Vancouver to White Rock to Langley opened recently with the parents’ side of the site ready to roll imminently. Further deployment to other parts of Canada will happen as local teams to assess providers are put in place. And the platform likely won’t stop there. “Our vision is global,” Nestertchouk said, adding she has already received inquiries from stressed parents in Oregon, Cypress and New Zealand. Relieving that anxiety and giving parents a chance to be their adult selves for even a couple of hours is what’s driving her, Nestertchouk said. Because having some balance will help make them better parents. “Parenting is a 24/7 job, it’s social isolation,” she said. “If mom is having a hard day and has no idea what to do, now she has an option. It provides a chance for her to do her thing and return refreshed and to be a good mom.” mbartel@tricitynews.com @mbartelTC

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multiplication problems in a row to master the concept or mixing it up with some division problems? For those of you who love to sleep in, you may like some of the research he shares to back up why you should stay in bed for just another hour — in the name of learning. Looking to gain more insights on how your brain works? Another great book about learning is A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley. Don’t let

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the title dissuade you because Oakley makes cognitive science approachable and fun, and the study techniques she shares in her book are applicable to all kinds of subjects, not just math and science. Incidentally, Oakley is also the co-instructor of one of the most popular MOOC (massive open online course), aptly named Learning How to Learn. With Carey and Oakley as your guides, you will be well prepared to tackle your

next learning project. What if you are not trying to learn a traditional school subject but would like to acquire a new skill? Do you really need 10,000 hours of practice? Josh Kaufman says No. His book The First 20 Hours shows us an alternative perspective and gives us a roadmap to rapidly learn a skill and make massive progress in a short time. He tested his system on himself and you can read all about how he learned yoga, ukulele, web programming and more in this book.

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Coquitlam has a new location for recreation programs: Smiling Creek Activity Centre (3456 Princeton Ave.), which is located within Smiling Creek elementary school on Burke Mountain. The city will provide recreation programming during evenings and weekends in the school’s gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms. There are recreation programs for participants of all ages, including fitness classes, drop-in sports, art programs,

dance classes and more. You can view the Smiling Creek Guide at www.coquitlam.ca/smilingcreek to see a full listing of the programs offered this fall. Registration for programs at Smiling Creek began last week. You can register for any Coquitlam rec programs online at www.coquitlam. ca/signmeup; call 604927-4386 to register over the phone; or drop into Coquitlam recreation facilities to register in person.

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TC CALENDAR THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 • Burke Mountain Naturalists’ September meeting, 7:30 p.m., King of Life Lutheran Church, Falcon and Guildford in Coquitlam. Featured: a presentation on Earthquake History and Hazard in Southwestern B.C. by SFU professor Brent Ward. Free admission and all are welcome. Info: 604-937-5379 or www. burkemountainnaturalists.ca. • Coquitlam Foundation AGM, Coquitlam Foundation Room, Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch; reception at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Info: coquitlamfoundation.com. • PoCo Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Leigh Square. The market includes artists and artisans and promotes awareness and appreciation for farm fresh produce, local eating which supports the economy and increase the capacity of small businesses.

MONDAY, SEPT. 17 • Heritage Writers’ Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Start capturing your life story for family and posterity. No preparation required; just bring a pen and paper, or your laptop computer.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 • Dogwood Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., Centennial Room, Dogwood Pavilion. Speaker: Danielle Cooper, who will be discussing how to entice hummingbirds in the garden.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 • Singles Travel Club meets at 6 p.m. for dinner at ABC Restaurant, 300-100 Schoolhouse, Coquitlam. Club offers group tours for solo trav-

SEPT. 15: SCOUTS BOTTLE DRIVE • 1st Port Coquitlam Scouts bottle drive at Kilmer elementary school, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For assured pickup, call: 604-704-5972. ellers – meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement. This month club will be planning 2019 trips. Info: www. singlestravelclub.ca. RSVP: Val, 604-529-1552.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 • Coquitlam Needlearts Guild meets, noon-9 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 263, 1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam. Annual registration fees due at this meeting. • Burke Mountain’s community association, North East Coquitlam Ratepayers, meet, 7 p.m., Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr., to discuss items of concern for Burke Mountain neighbourhood residents. Info: 604-970-2579. • PoCo Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Square, PoCo. The market includes local artists and artisans and promotes awareness and appreciation for farm fresh produce, local eating which supports the economy and increase the capacity of small businesses.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 • Tri-City Singles Social Club, which offers an opportunity for 50+ singles to get together and enjoy a variety of fun activities such as dining, dancing, theatre, travel, movies and more, meets at 7 p.m. at Legion Manor, 2909

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 • Coquitlam Needlearts Guild meets, noon-4 p.m., Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St., Coquitlam. Annual registration fees due at this meeting. • Tri-City Photo Club meets, 7:30 p.m., in the Drama Room at Port Moody secondary school, 300 Albert St., PoMo. Guests always welcome. Info on scheduled activities: www.tricityphotoclub.ca/2018-2019-meetings. • Glenayre Scottish Country Dance Club registration and first class, 7 p.m., Burquest Jewish community hall, 2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. All levels taught, beginners to advanced Tuesday evenings; beginners welcome, no partner required; wear soft-soled shoes. Take classes for two weeks for free before joining. Info: Sue, 604476-1946. see next page

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• Pacific Digital Photography Club meeting, 7:30-9:30 p.m., drama room, Port Moody secondary school. This is the first PDPC meeting for 2018/’19 season. Guests welcome. Info, upcoming events: www.pdpc.ca. • Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a small stamp auction for members and visitors, 7 p.m., in the McGee Room at Poirier community centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam; viewing starts at 7 p.m., auction after 8 p.m. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306. • Tri-City Greendrinks, Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke St., Port Moody, 6:30-9 p.m. The free event will feature speakers Cory Bettles and Gaetan Royer, who will be discussing electric cars. Info: 604-937-0998.

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• North Fraser CARP chapter hosts “If you’re movin’, you’re Improvin’ – The benefits of physical activity for those over 45, 1-3 p.m., PoCo Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. Registration: northfrasercarp.ca or 604-9455005. • PoCo Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Square, PoCo. The market includes local artists and artisans and promotes awareness and appreciation for farm fresh produce, local eating which supports the economy and increase the capacity of small businesses.

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• Last tree tour of 2018 at Riverview, 1 p.m., with Riverview Horticultural Centre Society; meet at the upper entrance of

SEPT. 27: AN EVENING AT THE MUSEUM • An Evening at the Museum, 6-8 p.m., PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives; tour The Secret Life of Trees exhibit and listen to speaker Cecil Konijnendijk, a professor in the Faculty of Forestry, and program director for urban forestry at UBC, and will be talking about his research into green space governance, people-nature relationships and cultural ecosystem services. Light refreshments will be served. the Henry Esson Young Building. Site map: www.rhcs.org. Info: 604-290-9910.

Centre. People of all abilities are welcome and can walk at whatever pace is suitable. Additionally, if you are interested in leading this walking club, contact Share. Info: Kelsey, 604937-6992. • Tri-City Transitions Society

TUESDAY, OCT. 2 • Have you considered becoming a foster family? There are children and youth in the TriCities who require skilled, caring foster parents. To learn more, the Ministry of Children and Family Development invites you to attend an information session, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 200-906 Roderick Ave., Coquitlam. Info: call North Fraser Recruitment Team, 604-764-8098.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 4 • PoCo Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Leigh Square. The market includes local artists and artisans and promotes awareness and appreciation for farm fresh produce, local eating which supports the economy and increase the capacity of small businesses.

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A Coquitlam artist is creating a painting every day this month to help raise money for — and build awareness about — a special needs recreational program at Club Aviva. Linzy Arnott is about half way through her art campaign, with most of her work now sold to partially benefit bursaries for Empowering Steps Movement Therapy (ESMT). Arnott and her husband, Russ Huggon, a Port Moody Soccer Club coach, signed up for ESMT when their young daughter, Jude, was unable to progress in other settings. Jude has a mystery DNA that challenges her development: She didn’t walk until she was one-and-a-half years old and didn’t speak until she was four, Arnott said. She learned about ESMT at Club Aviva, a Coquitlam gymnasium, through a Facebook group directed for parents who are homeschooling their children with special needs. “It’s been such a life changer for her,” Huggon said. “We could tell right away how much it was working. It was hard but we knew deep down something was changing.” The couple credit therapist Krissy Jorgenson for shining a light on Jude. Through her one-on-one music, movement and swim classes, three times a week, Jude and Jorgenson have learned — in fun ways — how to build up her confidence. “Now, she’s talking constantly, like crazy,” Arnott said, adding, “I can’t even tell you how [the therapists] do it but

The West Coast Movement Therapy Society (WCMTS) will host its fourth annual Empowering Steps and Wheels 5k walk/run fundraiser at Mundy Park (641 Hillcrest St., Coquitlam) on Sunday, Sept. 30. Founded in 2008, the non-profit society supports families with children enrolled in Club Aviva’s ESMT program. The event is held in partnership with the Symington Endowment Fund, a major grant contributor to WCMTS. Entry is $35/$30. Register online at esmt. ca/walkrun.

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Coquitlam artist Linzy Arnott (with her daughter Jude) with some of the artwork in her 30 Paintings in 30 Days for a Cause Challenge. they find ways to help kids pull out their strengths.” Started in 2002 by Club Aviva owner Vivien Symington, who was approached by a mother who had a child living with autism, ESMT focuses on making new neurological connections aimed at increasing cognitive and verbal abilities, said super-

visor Alison Davidson. “I drew upon my knowledge and belief that there is a huge connection between gross motor development and the acquisition of learning and fine motor skills,” Symington said, in a statement to The Tri-City News this week. “With extensive research and years of

developing the curriculum, the program now consists of a 10stage motor scale.” Today, ESMT is in a research partnership with UBC specialists to look at the impacts of the program with children and their families. And Club Aviva is also working to expand ESMT to a Delta gym facility

this fall, under the Symington Symbiotic Foundation. To date, the 15 ESMT therapists at Club Aviva have worked with more than 150 kids with such challenges as autism, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome, ADHD, Down syndrome, PTSD and genetic disorders, to name a

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few; a diagnosis is not required to attend. As for Arnott’s art campaign, of which the paintings are created in her studio at 100 Braid St., New Westminster, and can be seen online via Instagram (@colouralchemist), Club Aviva is grateful. “Words cannot express our gratitude for the Huggon family,” Davidson said. “They amaze all of us daily with the amount of love and encouragement they have for their daughter and for others.” She added, “Her talent is unbelievable. Each painting has so much details and uniqueness to them. From the bottom of our hearts, we are thankful for Linzy and her family.” jcleugh@tricitynews.com @jcleughTC


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roundtable on Sept. 20 will be preceded by an update on cultural programs in the city. The gathering is open to PoCo artists, community groups, businesses and people interested in the arts, culture and heritage scenes. Email nimmoc@portcoquitlam.ca for more details.

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Could you live & work in a 170 sq. ft. trailer? An exhibit about modern living will move from the Richmond Art Gallery to Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre this week. Home Made Home, which runs in the Art Gallery at Evergreen until Nov. 4, launches Friday to coincide with the opening of the facility’s season. The free art reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. while the Derina Harvey Band kicks off the party in the Studio Theatre at around 7 p.m. (tickets for that event are $20). Koh, who is the city of Vancouver’s first engineering artist-in-residence, a position

that ends next June, created Home Made Home: Core and Home Made Home: Cart to Go, in 2016; its sequel Home Made Home: Lululiving (2018) will be featured at Evergreen and includes a 170 sq. ft. woodframed micro-dwelling on wheels that can be used as a home and work space. The compact, mobile living/employment area puts a focus on the current housing crisis facing residents in Metro Vancouver. And though she is based in Vancouver, Koh is often building on Saltspring Island, a southern Gulf Island that’s also

experiencing homelessness due to the high cost of living in B.C. A former assistant curator of contemporary art with the National Gallery of Canada and an independent curator, Koh has displayed her work around the world including at De Appel in Amsterdam, Para Site in Hong Kong and the British Museum in London. The Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) is open Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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A retired art teacher from Coquitlam’s Centennial secondary will open two new exhibitions this month at Metro Vancouver galleries. Don Portelance’s solo show, Progressions, launches Sept. 19 at the Fort Gallery (9048 Glover Rd.) in Fort Langley; it ends Oct. 14. His work is also included in a juried group display, titled Journey of a Salmon, that opens Friday in the CityScape Community Art Space (335 Lonsdale Ave.) in North Vancouver; it is on until Oct. 13. Portelance is also a vi-

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French artist Aurelia Bizouard will be the guest artist next Thursday at Port Coquitlam’s first cultural roundtable after the summer break. Bizouard, who calls Paris and Vancouver home, will collaborate with PoCo residents during the Sept. 23 Rivers and Trails Festival to create a 38’ interactive live light painted mural, at Lions Park. She will also host a followup workshop on Sept. 24. Her talk to the cultural

Young Tri-City thespians are invited to audition for Theatrix’s fall production of The Snow Queen. Directed by Lauren Hillman, the drama is an original adaptation of the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Auditions will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam); candidates may be asked to sing a song or their choice, read from a script or show a skill. The production will tour elementary schools in November and December. Meanwhile, Theatrix is also taking registrations for Trouper Tots, for children aged four to six. The workshops run from Oct. 13 to Nov. 24. Visit theatrixyoutheatre. com to sign up.

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She was known as “Miss Lillian.” And the southern belle who later became a peanut farmer, fisherman, nurse, humanitarian and Peace Corps volunteer — not to mention a mother of four, one of whom would go on to become the president of the United States — is portrayed in an award-winning play, which makes its Canadian debut in Coquitlam next week. Washington State actor Carol Swarbrick, who penned the show with her husband Jim Dries, takes on the role of the late Lillian Carter, a person Swarbrick describes as “wonderful but flawed.” “I don’t want to perceive her as a saint but she was a remarkable woman,” Swarbrick told The Tri-City News last week following a performance of More Than A President’s Mother: The Lillian Carter Story, in Indianopolis. It was her sense of humour and down-to-earth approach that won Carter so many fans, Swarbrick believes. The staunch Democrat was loved by Americans of all political stripes, the press and even celebrity movers-and-shakers such as Johnny Carson, who asked her to appear on his latenight show as a guest several times. “She gave it right back at him,” Swarbrick said. “She was a real character.” Born in Georgia in 1898, Carter did not discriminate between people: She championed equal rights and, despite the civil rights movement, she accepted African-Americans in her home despite her husband’s silent protest, Swarbrick said. Her strong social activism was a value she passed down

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Washington State actor Carol Swarbrick portrays Lillian Carter in a show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam next week. to her four children, of which only Jimmy survives today. “She had compassion for people of all socio-economic levels and religions. She lived a life of service and I don’t see that being prevalent in a lot of our big cities today,” Swarbrick said. “It’s more the exception than the rule.” Swarbrick has performed the 75-minute play around America more than 15 times including at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and off-Broadway in New York City. Jimmy Carter has seen a video of an earlier version, too. In fact, he enjoyed her portrayal so much he invited Swarbrick and Dries to meet their family in Plains, Ga., where the former president preached at a Sunday church session for adults. “This man is absolutely astonishing. He’s 94 and yet he barely needs the notes for his class,” Swarbrick said. “He knows the material and has such a passion for it

without being exclusionary.” Since their first meeting, Swarbrick and Dries have spent time with Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, about half a dozen times; they have helped with shaping their play, and have given Swarbrick and Dries permission to use any passages from Carter’s books (in exchange, the Carters have asked a percentage of the profits be donated to the Town of Plains Better Hometown Committee, in Lillian Carter’s memory). Added Swarbrick: “I feel like playing Lillian Carter makes me a better person because, on stage and rehearsing the lines, I can feel what a strong woman she was. It’s very empowering.” • More than a President’s Mother: The Lillian Carter Story runs from Sept. 18 to 22 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) and opens the season for the Coquitlam arts venue. For tickets, call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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fittingly, and will give them a concise blueprint to follow during the coming months. “It’s going to be me putting my ego in check and making sure we’re doing the right things instead of chasing things we don’t necessarily need,� said Laxton of the ladder they need to climb. “It’s about finding a groove and ultimately winning three games in November, that’s what it ultimately comes down to. “If we do everything right, hopefully things go in our favour and we get the bounces.�

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They know their future, but the Douglas College women’s Royals soccer team want to cinch their destiny. The squad enters the 2018 PacWest League season with a big red circle on their calendar as hosts and participants at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s championship hosts in November. All the stressing and handwringing that goes with battling for a berth can be cast aside — or at least converted into something more organic — as the Royals hone in on building a challenger for a national crown. After last year’s PacWest league title and a fifth-place finish at the nationals, knowledge and experience will be major assets as the squad kicked off the regular season Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Langara at Coquitlam Town Centre Park. “Our focus is to find a rhythm, find who plays well together, what formations we can throw out there and give players minutes,� head coach Chris Laxton said. “Most important, give players rest so we don’t need to put them through the grind of 12 games in seven weeks. We can hopefully give them time to rest and be ready in time for November.� Knowing you’ll be playing Nov. 7 to 10 with the rest of Canada’s best teams eases some of the early details every club faces to launch a season. But it doesn’t inoculate them from doing all the hard work and checking off the necessary boxes when it comes to mark-

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ELAINE FLEURY PHOTO Douglas Royals forward Sneha Sandhu battles a pair of Langara Falcons defenders in their PACWEST women’s soccer match, Saturday at Coquitlam’s Cunning Field. Emma Thomas, of Port Coquitlam, and Mikayla Hamilton each scored in the Royals’ 2-0 victory. On Sunday the Royals tied Capilano University, 3-3.The men’s team beat Langara 3-0 on Saturday and drew 1-1 against Capilano on Sunday. ing a successful year. Laxton considers the offseason work, primarily recruiting and player retention, as big pluses. Douglas’ main losses were key contributors — five-year veteran Michelle Wessa and third-year Jasdeep Gill, both anchors at midfield — but the leadership mantle remains with captain Samantha Kell, who topped the PacWest in scoring with eight goals in 11 games, forward Mikayla Hamilton and midfielder Andrea Perrotta. A Coquitlam native, Perrotta

was the league’s top scorer and Player of the Year in 2016 as a rookie and is expected to be a major contributor after missing all of 2017 due to injury. The backline as a whole is intact and one of the reasons Laxton feels confident that they can convert on last year’s promise, which saw them capture the league crown in penalty kicks over archrival Capilano. Returnees like Coquitlam’s Alyssa Lum and Port Moody’s Sadaf Ataullah Baresh as well as Burnaby’s Ashley Bristow, Surrey’s Sonali Dholliwar, are

part of a deep defence that works in tandem with goalkeepers Alexa Gazzola, Nicole Scott and freshman Halle Bottrell, who played last year with North Coquitlam United, to keep the ball at bay. “Our backline is strong and they’re just trying to click together in preseason. Hopefully we’ll see more from there. Our attacking group, with Mikaela and Andy the last two [league] MVPs, will add a spark going forward,� he said. When it comes to new additions, the team stocked up at every position, including

Burnaby midfielder Mikaela Montagano, Surrey forward Sofia Flores-Aguilera, Ladner centre back Hannah dela Cruz, and PoCo midfielder Emma Thomas. “They’re going to make an impact in their first year, especially with the minutes we’re able to throw around knowing our end date and we know we’re going to play in November,� said Laxton of his eight additions. Knowing the team has got plans in November doesn’t erase the pressure. It’s just more internally at this stage,

Some new faces in the lineup of the Douglas Royals mens soccer team won’t diminish their hunger to make the next step up after the team lost last year’s national championship match to the Vancouver Island Mariners. “I think last season’s run is a huge motivator for the seniors and rookies,� said Royals coach Robby Toor. The team lost about 11 players from last year’s silver medalists, including locals like Quinn Dawson of Coquitlam, along with Stefan Kamner and Samir Mohammed of Port Moody as well as Port Coquitlam’s Alejandro Varela and Filip Capek. But expected to step onto the pitch in their place are players like blue-chip prospect Quinn Desaulniers, who led his Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils to a provincial high school championships last season. Desaulniers will be joined by his teammate from Best, defender Brayden Rose, as well as other local freshmen like Burhan Waisy, from Centennial via Coquitlam Metro-Ford, and Terry Fox grad Jaxon Bain. Waisy was an especially covetted recruit, Toor said, as he’ll play alongside team captain Nawaf Binsaleh to anchor the centre back position.

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Port Moody Panthers goalie Noah Masog thwarts a scoring attempt by Grandview’s Michael Martino in their Pacific Junior Hockey League home opener Saturday at Port Moody Rec Complex. Masog made 58 saves to lead the Panthers to a 3-2 win. It was the team’s second victory in two starts after they also thumped the Surrey Knights 9-1 last Thursday. The Panthers will try to make it three in a row when they play the Ridge Meadows Flames on Friday in Maple Ridge.

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Vancouver College defensive back Jackson Findlay knocks down a pass intended for Centennial Centaurs receiver Tamani Duncan in the first half of their BC Secondary Schools Football Association junior varsity game, last Thursday at Centennial oval. The Irish won the game, 22-7. Centennial’s senior team also lost their game 51-6 to Ballenas. The Terry Fox Ravens varsity team won its second exhibition game of the season, defeating the Abbotsford Panthers 35-7 in Abbotsford.

Coquitlam Express goalie Kolby Matthews stopped 29 of the 30 shots the Langley Rivermen fired at him Saturday night in their BC Hockey League game at the George Preston Arena in Langley. But it wasn’t enough as the hosts beat their visitors 2-0. A goal by Langley’s Carter Stephenson while Matthews was on the bench in favour of an extra attacker as well as a 31-save performance by the

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last Friday at the South Surrey Arena. “It’s something we can build on and continue to create our identity.” That identity took a major shift last July, when the Express dealt their leading scorer, Eric Linell, to the Eagles for forward Chase Danol and future considerations. Both players ended up scoring in the season opener for their new teams last Friday. mbartel@tricitynews.com @mbartelTC


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Desirable neighbourhood. Lovely 2 storey home with bsmt. Fully airconditioned open concept floorplan, spare bdrm on main floor, bright light colour kitchen cabinets w/ granite counters. Familyrm has access to covered deck. Upstairs boasts 4 bdrms and 3 ensuites. Bsmt features media room with 2 pc washroom plus 2 bdrm legal suite with laundry and private entrance. 5 camera security system, hotwater on demand...great for the large family. Surp Rai Huge fenced yard with ample open parking for RV, equipment etc. 604-763-5263 MLS# R2251406 surpsrai@gmail.com

The Lanterns BY POLYGON! This bright 2 bed, 2 bath unit is on the quiet side of the building for added privacy. The open living area features Electric F/P, Access to Fully Covered Patio over looking the Green space and the court yard. dining room that flows into Kitchen w/Granite counters, BREAKFAST BAR, S/S Appliances incl. GAS Stove, tile backsplash. Large Master Suite with WALK IN CLOSET + 4PC bath. GREAT AMENITIES INCLUDE: swimming pool/hot tub, exercise centre, sauna, movie room, club house, bike room, guest suite, Pet friendly, Quality developer! STEPS Jim Gwynn TO: EVERGREEN LINE SKYTRAIN, Lafarge Lake, Douglas College, Pinetree Secondary, community centre, Aquatic Centre, T&T Supermart, , Coquitlam 604-880-0948 Centre Mall, transit, restaurants + more! jgwynn@sutton.com

PRICED BELOW LOT VALUE!! CENTRAL COQUITLAM BIG LOT (67.50 X 122.90 – 8364 SQ FT) CLASSIC 60’S basement entry home with Original OAK HARDWOOD FLRS (in pristine condition) 2345 sq ft on 2 levels, 3/4 bdrms, 2 full bths,2 Fireplaces (1 gas/1 woodburning) Upgraded Vinyl Windows, Furnace. Covered Wrap-around deck, SAME OWNER for over 50 years…..everything in immaculate condition AND Great SUITE POTENTIAL TOO!!

• Room for the whole family, including potential for a suite • Close to everything; shopping, activities, and transit

$1,199,500

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General employment FARM LABOURERS BAKER, Margaret Ethel (Price) Margaret Ethel Baker (Price) born December 31st, 1927 in West Bromwich, England passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 1st, 2018 at Eagle Ridge Manor. She met and married Tom Baker in 1949 and raised their two daughters together. Margaret worked very hard in a factory in the early years. In July 1973 Margaret and Tom emigrated to Port Coquitlam. Margaret worked at Woodwards, Coquitlam Centre in ladies fashions from 1982 - 1992 when she retired. Those were very happy years for her. Margaret has spent the past 8 3/4 years at Eagle Ridge Manor, the latter years suffering from Dementia. Margaret was predeceased by parents Cyril and Ethel, sisters Linda, Joan and Annette and the love of her life Tom (1979). Survived by Daughter Sue and Rob (Mullen), Grandsons Oliver (Kelly), Elliot (Jocelyn) and Adam (Brandy). Great-grandchildren Cole, Ethan, Damon, Aidan, Tristan, Ewen, Foenix, Kaylee and Keira. Daughter Diane and Greg (Hickman), brothers Les (Brenda), Jeff (Gill) all in England. Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. in Margaret’s name. A Celebration of Life to be held at Sue’s home on September 29th, 2018 from 2 - 5 pm.

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LAFLEUR, Gaetan Martial October 17, 1930 − September 3, 2018 Gaetan passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior. He is survived by children Joel (Eleanor), Marc (Julie), and Angela Soquila (Don). Gaetan was a loving supporter and #1 fan of his grandchildren Tara, Brooke, and Nathan; Ryan, Steven, and Nicolas; Jordan, Janelle, and Regan. Gaetan was also blessed with nine great− grandchildren. Born in St. Paul, Alberta, Gaetan moved to BC with parents and seven siblings (predeceased). In 1955, Gaetan married Dorothy Crabbe (predeceased) and settled in Port Coquitlam where he was actively involved in the community for more than 60 years. We will miss his fun−loving nature and faithful encouragement. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Southside Baptist Church, 2211 Pitt River Rd, Port Coquitlam, BC.

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56. Wild goat 57. One-time space station 58. Outline of a plan 59. Actress Petty 60. An electrically charged atom 61. Chewed and swallowed 62. Bones (Latin) 63. Central nervous system 64. Type of pipe

24. Tub 25. Happening 26. Polyvinyl acetate 27. Small island (British) 28. Neither 29. The G.O.A.T. 35. What Goodell oversees 36. One who engages in Dawah 37. Tall, rounded vase 38. Electroencephalograph 40. Made of clay and hardened by heat

41. Great happiness 42. Chinese surname 43. Supposed emanations 44. Travelers 45. Loss of bodily movements 47. Los __, rock group 48. Seabirds 49. Used to store grain 52. Whale ship captain 53. “Joker� actor 54. Portends good or evil 55. Organized group of criminals

DOWN 1. Vipers 2. Pal 3. One who has been to Mecca 4. Energy and enthusiasm 5. Leaf-footed bug genus 6. Southern belle accessory 7. __ de Mornay, actress 8. Print errors 9. Preceding 10. Asian nation 11. The people in a movie 13. Liberate 17. Strong laxatives


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