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THROWING NUMBERS, NOT ROCKS

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A number of curlers attended a Coquitlam council committee meeting Monday at which Brian Bastien disputed figures “based on faulty financial metrics” provided to the city by a consultant that said curling is more heavily subsidized than other ice uses at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex. For more information, read the story on page 8.

THE FUTURE OF RIVERVIEW

City, province at odds on R’view Prov. can pay for staff costs: mayor GARY MCKENNA

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If BC Housing is intent on moving forward with a vision for the Riverview Hospital lands that includes the potential for market housing, the provincial entity should be treated

like any other developer. That was the message Monday from several Coquitlam councillors, who said the proposal outlined by BC Housing is at odds with the city’s priorities. That means that the municipal staffing costs associated with the project should be taken on by the province, according to Mayor Richard Stewart. “We are not going to sub-

sidize the province’s efforts to develop their lands any more than we would with any other developer,” he told The Tri-City News. “It is a non-starter that a development that isn’t our priority should be funded by us.” Stewart’s comments align with those of several other council members, including Brent Asmundson, who said the city’s planning department “is running at full tilt.”

He added that the Riverview file would likely require a three-year project team, which would be a large expense for the city, particularly given the development taking place on Burke Mountain and along the Evergreen Extension. Having an outside entity take on the costs of planning a project not deemed a priority by the city is not unusual. For example, last summer

Chevron put forward a proposal asking the city to allow self-serve gas pumps at its two Coquitlam stations. When council decided it could not devote the staff resources to analyzing the changes, the company was told to join other members of its industry in bringing a comprehensive plan back to the city. see ‘BREAK-EVEN’, page 6

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HELPING SENIORS

Coffee and sharing at seniors’ cafe Weekly group is for older clients of Share food bank

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS FOR SENIORS Share Family and Community Services offers a number of programs targeted to seniors, including: • Better at Home (for people 65+), which provides light housekeeping, transportation to medical appointments, minor home repair, grocery shopping and friendly visiting. Some services have fees based on household income. • Welcoming Seniors Spaces (for people 75+) programs that help seniors stay connected; • Seniors on the Move (for people 75+) transportation services to community centres and other locations where they can access resources. Services are provided by volunteers and a fee is charged based on income. • Seniors Support Group (for people 60+), offers a discussion group for those who want to gain or give support. The group runs two or three times per year. For more information, call Kathie Rodway at 604-937-6975.

DIANE STRANDBERG The Tri-CiTy News

Fred and Tonny Scholten celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary recently in the most unlikely of places — a meeting room at Share Family and Community Services offices in Port Moody. “We are blessed,” said Tonny, looking around the room at nine other seniors who were joining them in the morning festivities. The couple who also live in Port Moody are one of approximately a dozen Tri-City seniors who come Fridays to a newly formed Seniors Cafe. Tonny and Fred, who knew each other when their families moved to Canada from Amsterdam and reunited in their early 60s after living separate lives and raising families, say they enjoy coming to socialize with the group. Hearing other people’s stories while sharing baked goods and coffee is a nice way to spend some time, the two say.

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Fred and Tonny Scholten enjoy coffee, cake and cookies at a Seniors Cafe organized for seniors who use the food bank. It takes place Fridays at the Clarke Street office of Share Family and Community Services in Port Moody. “We like meeting people our own age,” Tonny said. The group was started in the summer for people over age 65 who use the food bank. Roxann MacDonald said the idea was to make the process of

picking up hampers less taxing on older people while also giving them an opportunity to learn more about seniors services and making new friendships. “They are forming their own social group, which is

exactly what we were hoping,” MacDonald said. Approximately 10% of food bank users are seniors and the process of getting to a food bank and lining up can be tiring, especially for those with health

issues or mobility challenges. For some, there’s also a stigma attached and so most of the seniors attending the Senior Cafe didn’t want to be identified or have their picture taken. But the Scholtens said they used to feel a stigma but now just feel grateful because the donated food they get helps stretch what they can buy on their fixed income. However, it’s clear by those who attended Friday’s senior’s cafe that it appeals to a wide variety of people and cultures, including newcomers from Iran

and Colombia. MacDonald said group members are selecting topics that they want to learn about and so will be hearing soon from a wide range of speakers on issues such as Alzheimer’s and elder abuse. There is also room for more seniors in the group. Any food bank clients who are 65 years or older and are interested in the group that meets Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody, can call Kathie Rodway at 604-937-6975. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com @dstrandbergTC

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City vs. charity in competition for grant cash help for mental illness patients & new playground DIANE STRANDBERG The Tri-CiTy News

New View Society wants to start a program that would help people with mental illness get services and is looking to an online contest for funding. The city of Port Moody is also seeking votes for its pet project — a new playground for Rocky Point Park. Both organizations are contestants in the annual Aviva Community Fund contest that will award prizes up to $100,000 to 15 finalists in December. But while one organization is a non-profit with limited means, the other is a government with access to taxpayer funds and city staff at its disposal to organize its submission. The competition rules allow cities to participate and

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Left: Evan Dear, mental health facilitator, and Chantelle Burga, New View clubhouse manager, with posters encouraging people to vote in the Aviva Community Fund contest for the New View Society’s People Encouraging Everyone’s Recovery program. Centre: Also vying for a grant is the city of Port Moody to replace playground equipment at Rocky Point Park. Right: PoMo Coun. Diana Dilworth. dozens do for money to build playgrounds, said PoMo Coun. Diana Dilworth, who chairs the city’s parks and recreation commission, which approved the contest bid as a possible new source of funding. But the mayor of Port Moody isn’t sure why the city is competing with non-profits and why a 10-year-old playground needs to be replaced so soon.

“We are competing with people who are existing on grants and donations,” said Clay, who said he only found out about the city’s submission on Facebook Monday. New View says the contest is important to get $100,000 in funding to hire people coping with mental illness who can reach out to others in similar situations. They would organize

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best place to help other people navigate the health system. “The goal is to decrease isolation, hospitalizations and suicides,” Burga told The TriCity News. The city, meanwhile, is concerned that its Rocky Point Park playground built in 2006 is rotting and funds are needed to build a new $250,000 structure that children of all ages and

abilities could use. “It’s a super park, completely inclusive,” said PoMo’s Coun. Dilworth. People can vote for their favourite projects at www.avivacommunityfund.org. The voting ends Oct. 28 and people can cast up to 18 votes for a variety of projects across the country. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com @dstrandbergTC

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THE FUTURE OF RIVERVIEW

‘Break-even’ plan for Riverview work raises council’s ire continued from front page

The province and the city have put forward competing visions for the Riverview lands. Coquitlam’s proposal, outlined in a report by John Higenbottam, states that the 244-acre property should be dedicated as a health campus, with education and training facilities and a specialized psychiatric hospital. The plan also includes some residential and rehabilitation facilities. BC Housing’s proposal includes some health care elements but also calls for a complete community and an economic development precinct. Coquitlam council has taken issue with the provincial government’s call for a “break-even mandate,� which means the costs associated with revitalizing the site are generated from revenues from the property — which would likely mean selling land to be developed. “There is no other city in the province that has ever had to break even on properties in order to get some kind of medical facility,� said Coun.

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BC Housing’s proposal for the Riverview lands includes some health care elements but also calls for economic development. Mae Reid. “I don’t know why Coquitlam has to be the first.� Michael Flanigan, the vicepresident of development and asset strategies at BC Housing, said the organization is still working to define what the break-even mandate would look like. But he noted that any future hospital programming would not have to be paid for from revenues generated from the Riverview lands. Flanigan also outlined a number of different ownership models for parcels of land on

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Mounties answer questions GARY MCKENNA The Tri-CiTy News

Facing a deluge of questions last week over its handling of an investigation into a Coquitlam baseball coach charged with making and possessing child pornography, Mounties put out a statement Friday afternoon in an effort to clarify some points of the case. Randy Downes, 59, has been involved in youth sports for the last 30 years and was arrested on Oct. 12 following a six-month investigation by the RCMP. Police said Friday they did not notify the sports organizations that Downes was involved with because a “rigorous investigation takes time.” “Risk assessment is a big part of any police investigation, but particularly when the investigation involves a potential risk to children,” the police said in a statement. “If, at any point, our team had an indication that Mr. Downes presented a risk to the physical safety of children, we would have acted immediately via a public warning or some other strategy aiming to eliminate that risk.” According to Coquitlam RCMP, the investigation began with a tip from the BC Integrated Child Exploitation Unit. Mounties would not reveal the nature of the photographs, including the ages or genders of the children

RANDY DOWNES pictured, nor where they were taken. Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball, Baseball BC and BC Minor Baseball released a statement confirming that Downes had been suspended from all baseball activity. They also noted that he fulfilled the organizations’ criminal record check requirements. Downes next appears in court on Nov. 2. Below is some of the text of the RCMP statement last Friday (for the full text, go to tricitynews.com): On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the Coquitlam RCMP held a press conference to announce the approval of charges against Randy Downes, a Coquitlam resident who has been a well-known figure in Metro Vancouver youth sports for more than three decades. Since the announcement our investigators, our media

team and our front counter and switchboard staff have been inundated with messages from concerned citizens seeking reassurance and information about the investigation. Rather than respond to each query individually, we have chosen to address the most commonly raised issues here: Why did it take so long for Mr. Downes to get arrested? The simple answer is that conducting a rigorous investigation takes time.... More than six months passed between the initiation of our investigation into Mr. Downes on March 31, 2016 and his arrest on Oct. 12, 2016. During that time, our team was engaged in tasks such as identifying and interviewing witnesses but much of that time was spent reviewing an enormous volume of digital evidence to ensure there were sufficient grounds to recommend charges.... We understand that the nature of the charges raises a lot of questions. One thing we can confirm is that we have no evidence to indicate that Mr. Downes has had sexual contact with children. How can parents find out if their child’s photos are part of the investigation & get those photos returned or destroyed? Images captured as a result of Mr. Downes’ work as a sports photographer are covered under common or civil contract. Anyone with questions about

return or destruction of professionally obtained photographs should seek legal advice on how to proceed. Our investigators are doing everything they can to identify the subjects of the images seized as evidence in this investigation and to get in touch with those individuals. However, due to the volume of images needing review, this will be a time consuming process and we may not be able to identify all the individuals photographed. As our investigation moves forward we will manage all evidence, including digital images, according to established rules for the retention, return and forfeiture of evidence. If you have information to pass on to our investigative team you have three options: • Call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-9451550. Quote file # 2016-9938. Your information will be passed on to the Coquitlam RCMP Sex Crimes Unit for follow up. • Email the investigators Coquitlam_sex_crimes@rcmpgrc.gc.ca and use “File #20169938” as the subject line of the email. • Contact Crime Stoppers by phone (1-800-222-8477) or online at www.solvecrime.ca If you have a question that wasn’t addressed above, please email Coquitlam_media@ rcmp-grc.gc.ca. We will update this post as needed.

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Coquitlam curlers are pushing back at the city’s assertion that they are receiving a higher subsidy than other ice arena user groups. Flanked by several dozen supporters carrying signs that said “Save Coquitlam Curling” during a committee meeting on Monday, Brian Bastien outlined his case for keeping a dedicated curling facility at Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (PSLC). “I say, respectfully, that denigrating and shaming curlers based on faulty financial metrics should stop,” he said

the ice for more convenient practice times for hockey and figure skating, it would result in less people using the Poirier complex overall. “I contend that it is wrong to evict curlers to make them pay for hockey’s convenience,” he said. “Curlers have been here for more than 50 years. It will be far more than an inconvenience to the seniors, physically and mentally disabled, students, juniors and other curlers, if evicted.” But the city of Coquitlam has numbers of its own. Raul Allueva, Coquitlam’s general manager of parks, recreation and cultural services, told The Tri-City News Bastien’s analysis does “not change the result.” He noted that while the curlers dispute some of the expenses associated with the

during a delegation presentation to council. He later added, “It is now wrongly believed that curlers are not carrying their weight.” He took issue with a consultant’s findings that said the cost recovery for curling is only 20% compared to 60% for other ice uses. The numbers have been cited by city staff as one of the reasons for moving curling out of PSLC and amalgamating the Coquitlam club with a club based at the Port Moody rec complex. Bastien said the numbers used by the consultant do not account for revenue generated by the rink at other times of the year and that the measurement of the rink in the report is larger than what the curlers are actually using. He added that while evicting the curlers would free up

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Tri-City residents can now have their say on TransLink’s latest plan to expand transit service. Public meetings and an online questionnaire are opportunities for public input on the plan, which, if approved, would be paid for with funds from an increase in TransLink property taxes and fares as well as the creation of a new development cost charge. For the Tri-Cities, the transit enhancements would include: • a new seven-day-a-week bus service to Burke Mountain; • integration of bus service to the Evergreen Extension; • four new secure bike parkades; • a new B-Line service along Hastings Street; • a new B-Line express service on Lougheed Highway connecting Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to Coquitlam Central Station; • and five new West Coast Express cars.

In Anmore and Belcarra, the frequency of the C26 bus would be increased to every 30 minutes during weekday middays from the current 60-minute frequency. Other benefits would include more frequent SkyTrain, buses and SeaBuses early in 2017, and an advancement of the design of new rapid transit lines in Surrey and along the Broadway corridor in Vancouver. Ensuring the plan is paid for would mean hikes in property taxes and fares, as well as development cost charges. For example, the owner of an average home assessed at $678,000 would pay $190 next year in dedicated property taxes to TransLink — an increase of $3 over and above the automatic annual increase for TransLink of about $2 — and that would increase a further $3 a year thereafter. For a $1-million property, that translates to $285 in TransLink property tax in 2017, with $4 annual increases. Meanwhile, the owner of an average business property assessed at $2.6 million would pay $3,021 next year and see the TransLink property tax rise a further $45 each year. The proposed fare increases

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - PROPOSED BYLAW 502 NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the Village of Belcarra will hold a Public Hearing in the Village Hall, 4084 Bedwell Bay Road, Belcarra BC, V3H 4P8, on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 pm in accordance with the Local Government Act. At the Public Hearing, all persons who deem their interest in property is affected by the proposed Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions reflecting matters contained in the Amendment that is subject of the Public Hearing. Bylaw 502: “Zoning Bylaw No. 253, 1996, Amendment Bylaw No. 502, 2016” Purpose: Bylaw 502 proposes an amendment to the RS-1 and RS-1A Zones to include a Floor Area Ratio and maximum floor area limit to address community concerns with building bulk and scale. Any amendments made by Council at second reading will be reflected in the Bylaw available online or at the Village office. A copy of the proposed Bylaw and the associated reports may be inspected online at www.belcarra.ca or at the Village Hall, 4084 Bedwell Bay Road, Belcarra BC,V3H 4P8, from Monday, October 17, 2016 until Wednesday, October 26, 2016, between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Further details may be obtained from the Village of Belcarra by contacting 604-937-4100 or admin@belcarra.ca Should you have any comments or concerns you wish to convey to Council and you cannot attend the Public Hearing, please submit in writing to the Village by 4:00 pm, Wednesday, October 26, 2016. You may forward your submissions by: • Mailing or delivering to: Village Hall, 4084 Bedwell Bay Road, Belcarra BC, V3H 4P8 • Faxing to 604-939-5034 • Emailing the Village at admin@belcarra.ca with “Bylaw No. 502, 2016” typed in the subject line. Please Note: Correspondence that is the subject of a Public Hearing, Public Meeting or other public procedures will be included, in its entirely, in the public information package and will form part of the public record. Council shall not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning the amendment after the Public Hearing has concluded.

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MP launches litterless lunch challenge lunches in reusable containers rather than plastic wrap. Participating schools need to track and record the number of litterless lunches to qualify. And the class with the least amount of trash from their

lunches will be named in the House of Commons next month — and get a free lunch from the politician. Past winners have included Parkland, Riverview Park, Harbour View and Baker Drive elementary schools.

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Storms not so bad SMART METERS DON’T SAY WHY The onset of storm season stirred up a flurry of questions on social media for BC Hydro, including some residents who wondered why the public is asked for extra information about outages near them if smart meters were supposed to pinpoint them. Hydro officials say smart meters help identify which homes are without power, but they don’t reveal the specific cause — such as a tree fallen against lines in a particular location or a car crash. Others asked why power lines aren’t buried underground. Hydro responded that burying the vast number of overhead lines would be prohibitively expensive and would create new challenges, as overhead lines are much easier to service.

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Notice of Public Consultation The City has received an application to amend the Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP) relating to the property located at 1226 Johnson Street. The application proposes a change in the land use designation for the east portion of the property from Townhousing to Medium Density Apartment Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate the development of a townhouse project west of Hudson Street, a four-storey seniors apartment building east of Hudson Street, and the extension of Hudson Street through the site. You are now being invited to provide input to Council with respect to the above-noted application. The City of Coquitlam will be receiving the input requested herein up to Friday, October 21, 2016. Written correspondence can be provided in one of the following ways: By email to clerks@coquitlam.ca Fax: 604-927-3015 Mail: City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2

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One driver suffered a serious head injury in a Highway 1 rollover crash in Langley during the storm Saturday night. And a 15-year-old Surrey boy died Friday after a tree fell on him near a school during the previous storm.

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more populated parts of the region — maximum gusts of 59 and 63 km/h were measured at Abbotsford Airport and YVR respectively — but they topped 100 km/h at some more exposed weather stations, such as Race Rocks off Victoria and Pam Rocks in Howe Sound.

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A third in a series of powerful October storms ended up packing less punch than had been predicted, at least in the Lower Mainland. The remnants of Typhoon Songda ended up tracking further north, bringing the fiercest winds to areas like Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast on Saturday night. Authorities took no chances, with BC Ferries cancelling sailings Saturday afternoon and BC Hydro crews scrambled to restore electricity where trees fell across power lines. By noon Sunday, barely 1,000 Lower Mainland/ Sunshine Coast homes were still without power, plus just over 800 on Vancouver Island, down from at least 33,000 southwestern B.C. customers without service at one point Saturday evening. The winds were less powerful than predicted in the

It’s estimated every student throws out 67 lb. of waste a year from their school lunch, adding nearly 20,000 lb. of garbage to landfills annually — for every school.

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Coquitlam councillor may be a little tired when he goes on his round of civic duties this week. That’s because Chris Wilson is living on limited rations thanks to his participation in the 2016 Welfare Food Challenge to raise awareness about B.C.’s low welfare rates. For a week, Wilson has to live on $18 worth of groceries — the amount left from an employment assistance cheque of $610 for a single person after paying for transportation, housing, a phone for job search and personal hygiene items. The challenge, organized by the group Raise the Rates, aims to make poverty an issue in the lead-up to next May’s provincial election. Wilson is a municipal politician but he says the

COUN. CHRIS WILSON provincial issue is important locally because of the many people, including adults on disability suffering from mental health concerns, who have to some how make do on these low rates. His con-

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Judy Evans, a 33-year volunteer firefighter with the Sasamat department that serves Anmore and Belcarra, will retire at the end of the year and become an associate member.

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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, October 24, 2016 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

Addresses: 960 and 964 Walls Avenue

The intent of Bylaw 4700, 2016 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 4700, 2016 from RS-1 OneFamily Residential to RT-1 Two-Family Residential. If approved, the RT-1 zone would facilitate the subdivision of the two existing properties into four lots, each with a new single-family dwelling and the potential for a secondary suite.

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 October 12 to 24, 2016 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/publichearing and by phone at 604-927-3430. How do I provide input? Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for each item. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Please also be advised that video recordings of Public Hearings are streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts.

Item 2

Addresses: 961 Walls Avenue and a Portion of 374 Lebleu Street

The intent of Bylaw 4716, 2016 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 4716, 2016 from RS-1 OneFamily Residential to RT-1 Two-Family Residential. The proposed Bylaw amendment would change the zoning at 961 Walls Avenue and a 29.9m2 portion of 374 Lebleu Street. If approved, the RT-1 zone would facilitate the subdivision of the property into two lots, each with a new single family dwelling and the potential for a secondary suite.

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


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PART 3: HOY/SCOTT CREEK WATERSHED

A city surrounds Hoy/Scott creeks Growth in area affects health of the two creeks SARAH PAYNE

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here are few places that seem less likely for a salmon to travel from its ocean-going days to the twisting, gravel-lined place of its birth to spawn than the HoyScott Creek watershed. Yet it’s exactly what happens, year after year, in the clearrunning streams nestled among the sliver of forest that buffers this salmon habitat from the collection of condo buildings, schools and shopping malls that surround it. In fact, the coho population is returning in steady numbers and chum are also starting to appear, due in no small part to the dedicated work of volunteers with the Hoy-Scott Watershed Society. Since the late 1990s, the group has been capturing spawning salmon, transporting them to the hatchery to incubate a new generation in stacks of trays before they get a taste of the wild life in the rearing pond and, each spring, are released into the creek. Every day, volunteers check the air and stream temperatures, and conditions in the rearing pond, brush debris off the creek screens, and check the health of the stock. But their work extends far beyond that, given the watershed’s location in Coquitlam’s bustling Town Centre and the unique challenges that presents.

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Robbin Wachell, president of the Hoy-Scott Creek Watershed Society, at a bridge over Hoy Creek, behind Princess Gate, and in the incubation room at the hatchery, which hosts its annual Salmon Come Home event Sunday (details in sidebar at left).

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This weekend, the Hoy-Scott Watershed Society celebrates its signature event to welcome spawning salmon back home. Salmon Come Home is on Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Each year thousands are drawn to the event, which features free family fun including music and crafts, children’s costume parade and storytelling, information on the watershed and, of course, a chance to see salmon spawning. The hatchery is located in Hoy Creek Park, behind the City Centre Aquatic Complex at Pinetree and Guildford ways. Free parking is available at city hall, Pinetree community centre and Douglas College. Visit www. hoyscottcreeks.org for more information. “The city has grown up around the creek,” said Robbin Wachell, the society’s president, during a recent tour of the hatchery. “It’s a gift, a jewel, but a lot of people live here and don’t even know this is here.”

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Public education is one of the watershed’s greatest priorities. From longtime local residents to new immigrants, many people don’t know the streams in their backyard are salmonbearing waterways and that the

storm drains on their streets carry pollutants to the creeks, said Rodney Lee, the society’s vice president. “Individuals may come from places where you’d use a stream for drinking water, laundry and other household uses,” Lee said. “Fish in the stream can be taken for food or display at any size. It’s continued work to educate as new residents arrive all the time.” Visible from the hatchery office and incubation rooms are the four-storey condos that front on to Princess Crescent. The recess bells and sounds of children trickle in from nearby Walton elementary — Pinetree secondary and Douglas College are also a short walk away — while the peal of alarms can be heard from the Town Centre fire

hall, which sits just above the hatchery’s fish traps. Walkers, runners, students and families keep the trails around the creek busy but that traffic means garbage, and dogs are let loose to run through the creek. During particularly hot and dry summers, such as last year, the watershed is at risk from people tossing cigarette butts. Invasive plants are a constant battle, whether pervasive species like the Himalayan blackberry or Japanese knotweed that were blocking the creek recently, Wachell said, or from neighbours dumping garden waste without realizing the impact it has on the survival of native species in the sensitive riparian area. “Native plants provide shade cover, insect growth [as] food for fish, organic matter,

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bank stabilization with root structures, woody debris falling in-stream to create natural pools, water deflectors to reduce speed and resilience because of the diversity native plant species present as opposed to monoculture brought with invasive plant species,” Lee said. And while the trail traffic can present challenges, so does the ever increasing number of cars and construction surrounding the watershed. Drivers snaking up and down Westwood Plateau likely don’t know they are on roads that mimic Scott and Hoy creeks’ path downstream to where they join near Rona and the park-and-ride lot at Coquitlam Central Station. see DEV’T AFFECTS, page 18

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all brings with it many things, including: colder weather, sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween. When I think about Halloween, I think about candy, costumes and things that go bump in the night. I enjoy a book that scares the daylights out of me and today I’ll share with you some of my favourite creepy, spooky, freaky books. • Bird Box by Josh Malerman: Something awful has wiped out most of the Earth’s population. No one knows for sure what it is but one glimpse at it and it can drive you violence. Malorie and her two children are survivors who, for the last five years, have taken refuge in an abandoned house on a river. But now, it is becoming too dangerous to stay so Malorie and the children decide to flee to a safer place. In order to survive the journey, she must make the 20-mile trip going down the river, blindfolded, surrounded by a danger she cannot see. It is a fantastic suspense thriller that reminds us that the scariest things are often unseen. • The Three by Sara Lotz: The Three is one of the most interesting written books I have ever read. It is a fiction “nonfiction” book and incredibly captivating. The story revolves

around the events of a single day. There are four simultaneous plane crashes, with only a total of three survivors, all of them children. The kids are named “The Three” by international press and, over time, they begin to exhibit disturbing behavioural problems for reasons that can’t be explained. The event causes massive upheaval and conjecture around the world; many even dub it the beginning of the apocalypse. As things spiral out of control, there is speculation about the children’s survival and whether or not it was miraculous. It is a stunning book that every step of the way will leave you questioning what the real truth is. • The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey: Zombie stories are incredibly popular these days but The Girl With All The Gifts is the most unconventional

zombie story you will ever read. Melanie loves school. She loves to learn and read and hear stories about the outside world. She even has a favourite teacher whom she looks up to and tells about all the things she wants to do and be when she grows up. But Melanie is not like other children. She is a zombie — an emotional and intelligent zombie who can learn and grow and feel. She lives in a government facility that houses all of the children who have been inflicted with the zombie disease. The story follows Melanie’s journey as she searches for love and acceptance and a greater understanding of who she is. It is a sensational thriller that is not to be missed. • The Shining by Stephen King: This is one of my all-time favourite classics. Danny is a little boy with a very special psychic gift. His family moves to Colorado so his father can become the caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. The only problem is that the hotel is haunted and Danny’s gift is causing havoc. The Shining has stood the test of time and it has even been made into a movie that is considered one of the classic horror movies of all time. This is not a story for the faint of heart but it is one with many rewards. A Good Read is a column by TriCity librarians that is published on Wednesdays. Mikaela Martens works at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library.

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Dev’t affects creeks continued from page 17

Those idling in traffic on Lougheed Highway near Riverview can picture the path of Scott Creek as it runs parallel to the busy thoroughfare to reach the Coquitlam River near Orchid Drive. In the spring of 2014, the society expressed concern with Evergreen Line crews that were working along the banks without proper sediment containment, and the following spring, hundreds of coho fry died in their incubation trays — roadway runoff was the suspected cause. “Urbanization brings roadways and hard surfaces, which put rainwater runoff directly into storm drains and into the stream,” Lee said. That means water levels rise and fall quickly, with wide fluctuations in creek volume. In the summer, low-flow water conditions present a significant concern to fish health, Lee added, but it’s hoped that upgrading storm drain infrastructure and changing hard surfaces to more water-permeable materials will help. Fortunately, Lee said, incidents like the one in March 2015 are rare and the streams’ health is good considering its urban location. “There are healthy populations of pollution-intolerant species — mayflies, caddisflies,

stoneflies — which serve as a good indicator and also serve well as food for fish,” he said. The result of all that diligent habitat restoration and protection is a stream system bustling with fish. Records kept since 2003 show volunteers trapped 42 coho that year. Four years later, only nine were trapped for the hatchery, with the high in 2013 being 154. There are now three generations of hatchery fish that are marked with clipped adipose fins so that volunteers can collect return data to gauge the survivability of their fish and estimate population sizes; in 2013 they released about 1,800 clipped coho smolts and, with their three-year life cycle, Lee said they are expecting a sizeable return year. The group is also starting to raise chum salmon after obtaining grant funding from the Pacific Salmon Foundation and equipment from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to maintain a mix of salmon species in the Hoy-Scott creek system. “Each returning salmon brings ocean biomass and nutrients back to the freshwater stream to help things grow,” Lee said. “Dead adults are food for terrestrial scavengers, fish fertilizer for streamside plants, decay in-stream is food for overwintering coho juveniles. The dif-

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Autumn art show in PoCo Three oil paintings from a Philippine-born artist will be up for sale this weekend at a fall show in Port Coquitlam. PoCo resident and graphic designer Jo Galang will have her work up at the 23rd annual Art Focus Artists’ Association display, an exhibition in The Outlet at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (2248 McAllister Ave.) that opens Saturday at 11 a.m. and runs until Sunday at 5 p.m. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. Galang said she joined the association two years ago to connect with other artists in the community. For her figures and landscapes, she shies away from using bright colours, employing a natural palette instead to create images based on her sketches and photographs. The original art in the show “is really good and exciting,” said Galang, who has her BFA from a Manila university. “There is a lot of talent here and I’m happy to be a part of it.” Admission is free; art demonstrations will be held and refreshments will be served. Visit myartclub.com for more details. Meanwhile, Art Focus will host a free public demo by oil painter Daniel Tibbits on Oct. 26 in The Outlet. Tibbets has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions at Gallery 8 on Saltspring Island. His presentation at Leigh Square starts at 7 p.m. In other arts news:

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Margaret Flanagan, 93, is the eldest member of the Port Moody Rock & Gem Club while Hannah Danneffel is its youngest recruit at five years old. The group, including Marlene Flanagan (far right) and president Andrew Danneffel, will host its annual show, titled Seeking Sulphur: From Resource to Precious Stone, on Oct. 29 and 30 at the Kyle Centre (125 Kyle St., Port Moody) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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For many Tri-City residents, the large sulphur piles on the shores in front of Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) is a commodity seen every day — either on a commute to work or from Port Moody homes and parks. This month, the Port Moody Rock & Gem Club wants to honour that industry by making Element 16 the focus of its annual exhibition. The 100-member group will mount Seeking Sulphur: From Resource to Precious Stone, at the Kyle Centre on Oct. 29 and 30 — a subject the club felt was long overdue given its importance in the community. Organizer Andrew Danneffel said PCT will have presence at the show to allow company officials to talk about its exporting business as well as the need for sulphur around the world. Sulphur is the 13th most

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of products: from food and medicine to paint and textiles. But it also plays a valuable economic role when its mixed with metals, he said. For example, when sulphide ores are combined with lead it creates galena, an important source of silver. When sulphur marries with copper, you get chalcopyrite. And when put with iron, it makes fool’s gold. A lapidary will also know that sulphur gives lapis its dark-blue colour. “It’s a fantastic element that everyone should know more about,” Danneffel said, adding, “Certainly, when we started to do our research for the show, we learned so much about it. Did you know that Canada is the largest exporter of sulphur in the world? And yet here we have it in our back yard.” The club will have many sulphur examples on display from Canada (lapis), Chile (lapis), Afghanistan (lapis), Romania (stibnite), Spain (fool’s gold),

the United States (sphalerite) and Bolivia (yellow crystals). As well, it will show fluorescent rocks or sodalite from Quebec, Ontario and Afghanistan; under the light, sulphur behaves as activators. Danneffel has also collected BC sulphide ore samples from MineralsED that will be on the table belonging to club member Erica Williams, a science teacher at Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary school who has found fossils around the Tri-Cities. As well, they’ll be sulphide ore and gold samples from the Britannia Mine Museum and Bralorne Gold Mine near Lillooet. • The 38th annual Port Moody Rock & Gem show runs Oct. 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kyle Centre (125 Kyle St.). Admission is by donation. Refreshments will be available for purchase. jcleugh@tricitynews.com @jcleughTC


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The sea of yellow shirts and flags sealed the deal. As June Waddington and Surinder Lally ended their 200-km trek from Surrey to Seattle for The Ride to Conquer Cancer in August, the pair saw the bright colour on their fellow cyclists and felt moved to sign up for another year. They were overcome with their stories of surviving the disease and thought, too, of the friends and family they had lost to cancer. Waddington’s sister battled the illness as did her brother. And five years ago, she lost her best friend to cancer. For Lally, her 34-year-old second cousin — whom she had known since birth — died of cancer in March after being diagnosed with it after she married and fought it for six years. They also thought of Taylor, the son of Steve Parsons who named his 43-member cycling team after his eldest boy. In 2003, a decade after his diagnosis followed by two brain surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy, MRIs and hundreds of hours at B.C. Children’s Hospital, the 17-year-old teen passed away of brain cancer. Still, “because of medical research, his life was extended in a quality way,” Lally said. On Saturday, members of Team Taylor 2017 will continue their quest to build awareness and raise funds for cancer re-

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the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Lally said she initially signed on to challenge herself mentally and physically “but I have had the chance to meet a lot of people who have been impacted by cancer and their stories really move me.” Lally also said she found it hard at first to ask people for donations; now, they approach her with cash in hand. “People are giving,” she said, “and that’s very encouraging.” Waddington encourages potential cyclists to sign up early. This year, she registered in April — five months before the ride to Seattle — which put her at a disadvantage with training and fundraising (each participant is required to bring in $2,500). “This is a ride, not a race,” Lally stressed, “and the support you get along the way is amazing…. BC Uncorked has been a great partner to keep Taylor’s legacy going.” • Tickets to BC Uncorked on Saturday, Oct. 22 are $60 plus tax via bcuncorked.com. The event at Heritage Woods secondary school (1300 David Ave., Port Moody) runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more details about Team Taylor, visit iridefortaylor.ca. jcleugh@tricitynews.com

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Gleneagle student gets solo show to highlight depression A Coquitlam high school student is being hailed as an up-and-coming artist by a TriCity businessman who says Yannie Lo’s paintings depicting feelings of depression and alienation are exceptional for their style and depth of emotion. Len Bergquist, the semi-retired general manager of PoCo Inn and Suites, said he was so impressed by the teenager’s work he decided to host a show at the Port Coquitlam hotel. “I wanted to have an art exhibition for her showing all of her art, but identifying this youth depression,” said Bergquist, who will be inviting mental health workers and advocates — including Carol Todd, mother of the late Amanda Todd — to the exhibit opening next month. The Gleneagle secondary student was only 15 when she created the project, a series of paintings that show the different ways people deal with depression. In one, for example, a woman is draped in jewelry made of razor blades and pills. “That is sometimes the way people deal with depression,” said Lo, who has been painting since she was six and plans to study art at university when she graduates in June. Lo said she prefers to work in oils and is drawn to “darkness” in her art. “I want people to feel emotions when they look at my art.” People with a special interest in mental health issues can contact Bergquist to attend the show on Nov. 2 by emailing len.bergquist2shaw.ca. Diane Strandberg

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The Wenatchee Wild added their 10th win of the season Saturday night when they defeated the Coquitlam Express 3-0. The Express will be back on the ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m.

With 14 games already in the books it is now official: The Coquitlam Express are off to a rough start this season. The 4-9-0-1 team has not logged a victory since their first home game of the year on Oct. 7 and have only managed two goals during the same time period. They were shutout 3-0 on home ice last Saturday by the Wenatchee Wild and things were not much better in a 6-2 loss the night before against Powell River. But the weekend started with a 4-0 loss to the Surrey Eagles on Thursday night, a club that is even lower in the standings than the Express. In front of 446 fans at the South Surrey Arena, the Eagles’ Nick Fea managed to put his team up two goals in the second period following a scoreless opening frame. Jeffrey Stewart and Andrew Kemp added to the tally in the third to deal the Express a 4-0 shutout loss. Coquitlam appeared to have shaken off Friday’s effort when they took the ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex 24-hours later against Powell River, with Sam Kozlowski getting the home team on

the board within a minute of the opening face off. However, the visitors quickly turned things COLIN BURSTON around, potting two goals in the first period before adding a single in the second. By the third period Powell River was up 5-1 and a goal from Coquitlam’s Owen Stout did little to spark a comeback for the home team. When the final buzzer sounded Coquitlam was down 6-2. Goals continued to elude the Express on Saturday, when the team hosted the Wild. Wenatchee scored first when Dakota Raabe buried a pass from Colin Burston to make it 1-0 two minutes into the game. Neither team managed a goal in the second period but Burston eventually made it 2-0 after being set up by Raabe and A.J. Vanderbeck added the visiting team’s third goal of the game ten minutes later. Coquitlam will look to get back to put a notch in the win column tonight when they host the West Kelowna at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex tonight. Face off is at 7 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule go to www. coquitlamexpress.ca. sports@tricitynews.com @TriCityNews

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The Centennial Centaurs extended their winning streak to four games, taking down the visiting Mission secondary squad 24-13 at Percy Perry last Friday night. The Coquitlam club kicked off the game with Nic Greene rushing the ball 40 yards to the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. Two forced fumbles in the first quarter gave the squad a 21-0 lead thanks to TDs from Keon Fuoco and Ryuou Inoue. Mission was able to get on the board with a few sustained drives, but the Centaurs defence stayed solid. Inuoe kicked a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to seal the game and give the Cents their fourth win of the regular season. “Overall, we started explosively and executed well in the first half,” said head coach Eric Taylor. “For the amount of guys

that are injured, the team we had came out and played their hearts out.” Zach Lalonds and Kymani Guy both tallied sacks in the win. The squad is gearing to host Lord Tweesmuir secondary of Surrey this Saturday at Percy Perry. “In the end, a win is a win,”

Taylor added. “But we still have some improvements to make. We have some key injuries, we’ll regroup and hit the field Monday and start getting ready for the Tweedsmuir game next week.” Meanwhile, the Terry Fox Ravens are also 4-0 in the eastern conference after defeating

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WALL, Liam John January 4 1974 - October 8, 2016 Liam passed away peacefully on October 8th. He will be remembered and greatly missed by many family and friends. Liam enjoyed fishing, boating, sky diving, and his garden growing. We will miss his loyal, happy demeanor and kind heart. Liam is survived by his mother Patricia Labuke, sister Barb Wall, niece Serenity Wall, Aunt Maryanne Erickson, and cousins John Erickson, Leanne, Mike, Brooke, and Kathryn Kepfer.

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A church service will be held on October 21st, 11AM at St. Luke’s Parish in Maple Ridge. The Celebration of Life will be held on October 22nd, 6PM at Port Coquitlam Legion. A Go Fund Me campaign has been set up in his name; please go to GoFundMe.com if you are interested in contributing.

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT

Live and work in the Okanagan Valley of BC!

COMMUNITY

BC Cancer Foundation 32900 Marshall Rd Abbotsford, BC V2S 0C2 604.851.4736 bccancerfoundation.com Supporting the BC Cancer Agency Supporting the BC Cancer Agency

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PSYCHICS

PSYCHIC STUDIO

Psychic, tarot card, and palm readings. I have been a practicing spiritual psychic counselor and life cycle advisor for more then 30 years. In a client session, I use tarot cards, clairvoyance, mediumship, and numerology to tell past, present and future.

Call 778.355.1777 to book your appointment.

LEGAL

These positions are Full Time, salary and have the potential to progress to the next Management level.

VALLEY TRAFFIC SYSTEMS Apply in person 9770-199A St, Langley Fax or Email resume: 604-513-3661 jobapplication@valleytraffic.ca Professional Opportunities: Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned energy services company servicing Western Canada. All job opportunities include competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package and room for advancement. We are accepting applications at multiple branches for: Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3) and Swampers. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets and current drivers abstract are required. Iinformation and to apply, please visit our website at: Troyer.ca

PRODUCTION STAFF K-BRO LINEN SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE STREET • Full-time: 4 days @ 10 hrs • Part-Time: 5 hrs starting at 6PM • Starting pay rate: • $11.22 - $13.25 / hour plus extended Health Insurance • Ability to work weekends is required K-Bro Linen operates a large modern commercial laundry facility located within a short walk from Lake City Sky train in Burnaby. Apply in person: 8035 Enterprise St., Bby Oct 20, 2016 between 9:30am & 4:00pm

P/T SALES ASSOCIATE Required for non-profit community Thrift Store. Retail sales and cashiering experience required. Experience working with volunteers and seniors an asset. More details about position at www.CrossroadsHospiceSociety.com To apply, please forward resume and availability to info@crossroadshospice.org or fax to 604-945-9071.

RESTAURANT/HOTEL

Tri-Cities

Reliable Carriers with own vehicle. Good P/T income. Working 2am-5:30am. .

Please call: 604-313-2709 Email: kayadist@shaw.ca HOME CARE HOME SUPPORT WANTED P/T. Stretching, Lifting, Clean. Call John • 604-944-0926

FARM LABOURERS

Req’d for weeding, planting, harvesting & grading vegetables. This job involves hard work; bending, lifting, standing & crouching. $10.85/hr, 45+ hr/wk, 6 days/wk, Aug 01 to Dec 15, 2016. Fx: 604-576-8945, or email: TJ1@evergreenherbs.com

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BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING Bookkeeping Services $20 per hour Hands On Accounting • Payroll • Tax Services Personal & Small Business At Fees You Can Afford .

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CARRIERS NEEDED

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS

POCO APPLIANCE MART 604-942-4999 • Rebuilt Washer•Dryer•Fridge•Stove Up to 1 Yr warranty • Trade-ins

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The following routes are now available to deliver the News in the Tri City area. 9055 1497-1599 Elinor Cres, 1451-1455 Flora Pl 1444-1457 Francis Pl, 1143-1455 Gloria Dr (odd) 1477-1641 Western Dr (odd) 9207 3220-3590 Cedar Dr (even), 3313-3422 Fir St, 819-899 Hemlock Cres, 3351-3398 Hemlock Cres, 3464 Inverness St, 781-881 Pinemont Ave, 771-879 Wright Ave. 6090 1-123 Linden Crt. 8753 3451-3458 Burke Village Prom 9006 1502-2063 Columbia Ave, 1410-1592 Knappen St (even), 2044-2067 McKenzie Pl, 1397-1592 Pitt River Rd, 2048-2058 Pooley Ave (even), 2025-2075 Routley Ave (odd) 9878 1500-1528 Greenstone Crt, 2620-2642 Marble Crt, 2610-2641 Panorama Drive 9896 1486 Johnson Street 9025 910-983 Fort Fraser Rise If you are interested in delivering the papers, please call Circulation 604-472-3040

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If you are a self-motivated individual with a strong knowledge of retail sales and systems and have a proven track record of managing staff and driving sales in either Hardware, Sports or Automotive Parts we would like to talk to you!

Other routes not listed may be available, please contact our office

Michael Stewart Greenlaw is indebted to Coquitlam Towing and Storage for towing and storage charges on 2002 Dodge Ram VIN# 1G7HU18242J231969 totaling $3,315.06. Jared Nicholas Curwin is indebted to Coquitlam Towing and Storage for towing and storage costs on a 2004 Mazda RX8 VIN# JM1FE173740131174 totaling $8,039.48. Both vehicles going up for sale October 24, 2016 at Coquitlam Towing and Storage 604−939−6474. opsmgr@coquitlamtowing.com

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified • Union Wages from $18.44 per hr & Benefits

A major retailer in the Okanagan Valley is looking to fill several Manager/Supervisor positions in a large new and growing store.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER

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Business Services Boston Pizza Grandview Hiring Job Fair October 26th, 2PM−5PM

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Location is at 2850 Bentall Street, Vancouver. Short walk from Rupert station. 604.439.1132 jebsonk@bostonpizza.com

Promote your Craft Fairs, Christmas Events and Services

TEACHERS JUNIOR CITIZENS

Care Centre, Port Moody

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• Hiring for F/T & P/T, competitive wages. • ECE & Infant Toddler Edu • French, Mandarin & Music are an asset. Email resume: juniorcitizens@shaw.ca Or phone: 604-779-5437

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

SUITES FOR RENT 2BR/1BA $1,250 Coquitlam. Brand new. Rent includes heat, electricity, and moni− tored security system. 604 939 1470 BBY S, 3 BR upper dup, 1.5 ba. NS/NP. $1690 +60% utls. 604-539-1959, 604-612-1960

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Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Free Six-Session Workshop for Adults with Any Kind of Ongoing Pain Family Members And Friends Welcome DATE & TIME:

Saturdays October 22, 2016 until November 26, 2016, 10:00AM - 12:30PM LOCATION: Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam, BC TO REGISTER: on our website below or call 1(604) 940-1273 to register Lower Mainland call 604-940-1273 | Toll-Free 1-866-902-3767 selfmgmt@uvic.ca | www.selfmanagementbc.ca

HOUSES FOR SALE * WE BUY HOMES *

Yes, We Pay Cash!

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RENTALS

APARTMENTS/ CONDOS FOR RENT SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, New West

GARDEN VILLA

VILLA MARGARETA

320-9th St, New West Suites Available. All suites have balconies, Undergrd. parking avail. Refs. req. Small Pet OK. CALL 604-715-7764

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm corner suite $1,050 - Includes heat/hot water - 1.5 blks to bus stops - 2 blks to Safeway/medical - City park across street - Gated parking & elevator - Adult oriented building - References required * SORRY NO DOGS * Call for appointment 604-464-3550

115 PLACE CO-OP

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre Accepting applications for

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Call • 604-421-1222

Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodeled Building and Common area. Gated underground parking available. References required.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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HEATING

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Established in 1985

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GUTTERS GRANT’S

ALARM SERVICES

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

APPLIANCE REPAIRS POCO APPLIANCE MART 604 942-4999 • Servicing ALL Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guar’teed

DRYWALL Repairs. misc service jobs drywall rep. etc. Big or Small, If I can’t do it, It can’t be done. Robert 604-454-4515

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CLEANING MESSY HOUSE OR OFFICE? The most thorough cleaning or its FREE! Single Parent & Senior’s disc. (604) 945-0004

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604-520-9922

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DRYWALL

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Retaining Walls *Interlocking * Fencing *Drainage *Decking * Lawns *Hedges *Small Renos

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Loyal To Tri-Cities For Over 19 Years! Cel: 604-836-6519, 778-285-6510

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Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE

HOME REPAIRS RENOVATIONS INSTALLATIONS

HERFORT CONCRETE

DRAINAGE

LANDSCAPING

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HOME SERVICES

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BBY 2 BR condo, reno with 5 new appls, quiet, bright, nr schools & Lougheed Mall. $1350. Nov 1. 778-240-7023

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HANDYPERSON

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FENCING

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Bachelor/Studio Suites

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BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

604-630-3300

AUTOMOTIVE

SPORTS & IMPORTS

EXCAVATING

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APARTMENTS/CONDOS FOR RENT 1010 6th Ave. New West. Suites Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref req. CALL 604 715-7764

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EDUCATION

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GUTTER & WINDOW

CLEANING

Prices starting from…

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49. Peter __ 50. South Asian garment for women 51. Taiwan capital 53. University of Dayton 54. Combining radio waves 56. Sweetheart (archaic) 58. Farm state 59. Singer-songwriter Atias 60. Isolates 63. Tiny piece 64. Most domesticated 65. Matured

22. Advantages 23. Cover 27. Ancient kingdom near Dead Sea 29. Baylor University 30. Aristocratic young lady 31. Resinous insect secretion 32. Noble gas (abbr.) 33. Combo exercise __-bo 34. Shoulder blade 35. Fortress 36. River in England 37. Popular point guard Jeremy 38. Decigram 40. Swiss river 41. Where milk is processed

42. Weird guy Yankovic 44. Tattoo (slang) 45. Place to see movies 46. Conclusive comment 47. Has high legislative powers 48. Initialed 50. Cassia tree 51. Touchdown 52. Egyptian pharaoh 54. Thai district Ban __ 55. Kiln 57. Michigan 61. Morning 62. Rob Gronkowski is one


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