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Riverside Rapids midfielder Josh Wright loses the ball as he battles a pair of Vancouver College defenders in the first half of their second round game at the BC high school field lacrosse championships that wrapped up today (Friday) at Coquitlam’s Town Centre park. The VC Irish squad won the game 10-4. More sports, page 31.
Port Coquitlam residents will pay more to city council members because the federal government is taking more taxes from them. PoCo city council is set next week to increase the salaries for the mayor and councillors starting in 2019 after the federal government removed the Municipal Officers’ Allowance. Last year’s federal budget peeled back the decades-old tax break for elected officers — meant to cover the expenses of their public service work — by merging their allowances with income. The elimination of the tax-free allowance, which applied to one third of a councillor’s pay, also affects MLAs and school board trustees. PoCo’s proposed pay change comes after the city’s finance and budget committee on Tuesday voted 6-1 to offset the federal changes. see ‘DOWNLOADING’, page 4
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It’s tax time and scammers want to steal your money. Don’t let them Coquitlam senior spotted the scam just in time
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A Coquitlam resident is warning people to beware of an email tax scam that offers a refund in exchange for personal information. And Coquitlam RCMP say it’s just one of a number of fraudulent schemes circulating during tax time. Art Wink said he was checking his email when an officiallooking Canada Revenue Agency notification showed up. It said he had a tax refund of $458 waiting for him from previous years and all he had to do was click on a link to verify some information. “I guess I was a little surprised I was getting a refund and that kind of clouded my thinking,” said Wink, a retired power engineer. When he clicked on the link, a page bearing all the hallmarks of a CRA web page popped up and he was asked to submit his social insurance number, then follow up with his mother’s maiden name and other details. It wasn’t until he started to type in his credit card verification code and card number that he start to question the credibility of the information request. “They said they would credit my Visa card and that’s what triggered me. This is not normal,” Wink recalled, admitting a sense of frustration that he had almost been hoodwinked. What made the scam so hard to spot at first was the detail that had been put into the fake CRA website. A close eye might not have detected any problem with the URL because it included the letters “cra” and “.ca” and had all the graphics one might expect on a government website. But it turned out to be as phoney as a $3 bill. A call to the general CRA number confirmed Wink’s fears: The email was a hoax, a common phishing scam initiated by a con artist.
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Arthur Wink of Coquitlam shows a fake Canadian Revenue Agency website asking for personal information. The tax scam is one of a number currently circulating as tax season gets underway.
TOP 10 SCAMS According to the Better Business Bureau ScamTracker, the top 10 riskiest scams in 2017 were: 1. Online purchase scam (up from #4 in 2016): Products associated with scams are related to clothing, cosmetics, electronics and automobiles. 2. Investment scam, often targets elderly people (up from #6). 3. Employment scam (no change). 4. Advance fee loan scam (up from #5 in 2016). 5. Fake check scam (down from #2 in 2016). 6. Home improvement scam (down from #1 in 2016). 7. Tech support scam (up from #8 in 2016). 8. Travel/vacation scam (new to top 10, #12 in 2016). 9. Family/friend emergency scam (no change). 10. Government grant scam (new to top 10, #11 in 2016). The email tax scam is a relatively common version of the CRA telephone scam, according to RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Michael McLaughlin, who said the local detachment regularly gets calls from people nearly ensnared by the tax scam or other rip-offs. While the email tax scam offers a refund to get a victim’s information to steal their ID and money, the phone fraud is an effort by scammers to get money directly. In these phone calls originating from call centres outside of
Canada, a scammer identifies himself with a badge number and threatens arrest for tax evasion unless back taxes are paid with money via Interac or money transfer, gift cards (fraudsters want the code to get the funds) and even Bitcoin, which is digital currency. “It’s around tax time, so we are seeing a resurgence, as expected, of the Canada Revenue Agency scam,” McLaughlin said. According to Canadian AntiFraud Centre stats and Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker reports, Canadians continue to
lose money to the CRA scam. Over $5 million was lost in 2017, likely a low estimate because it’s believed only 5% of victims actually report the crime. There has been some good news with the tax phone scam, however, after an arrest in India in 2016 of the ringleader of a network of call centres primarily responsible for IRS and CRA scams. (After the arrest, those scams actually dropped by 60%, according to the Better Business Bureau.) Still, it’s up to residents to be alert to the scams and to trust their instincts if a deal sounds too good — or too bad — to be true. Visit the CRA website (cra.gc.ca) and you’ll find 23 samples of email tax scams targeting both individuals and businesses. “If you think something’s amiss, take a break, tell the person you’ll call them back and talk to somebody you trust,” McLaughlin suggested. • Here’s where you can go for help: https://www.canada. ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourselfagainst-fraud.html.
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If approved at next Tuesday’s city council meeting, it will mean the mayor will receive approximately $25,000 more a year — bringing that salary to about $129,000 starting Jan. 1, 2019 — while city councillors will get an additional $5,115 each, raising their remuneration to $46,219. Karen Grommada, PoCo’s director of finance, said the increases will total $60,000 a year to cover the extra wage and benefits costs. The salary change — happening as the city prepares its 2018 budget — means the politicians’ after-tax pay “will be approximately the same,” Grommada said. “This doesn’t put an additional cent into any officials’ pockets,” said Mayor Greg Moore, who announced last November he is not running for re-election. “It just makes them whole, with the next council receiving the same remuneration as this council. “We want to make sure the next group of officials isn’t taking a pay cut on Jan. 1,” he said. But PoCo Coun. Dean Washington, who chairs the finance committee and voted against the salary increase because he said it should be decided by the next council (civic elections will be held in
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October), said getting rid of the tax-free allowance is a cash grab by the Liberals. “They need more money to pay for everything,” Washington said, adding, “It’s just another form of downloading on the municipal taxpayers.” PoCo Coun. Mike Forrest concurred. “It’s something that we have had directed to us… and we need stability in our revenue.” “We need to keep our takehome pay the same,” Coun. Glenn Pollock said. “It may be interpreted by some as a raise but the federal government has changed the rules and we won’t get the federal tax exemption any longer.” Coun. Laura Dupont said it would be unfair to have the
issue land in the lap of the new council. “My thought was to deal with it now and get it over with,” she said. “Essentially, the changes that Revenue Canada made would mean councillors would face an approximately $5,000-a-year pay cut. I would go so far as to say that considering the amount of hours on average we work that that feels punitive.” “I’m amazed as a first-term councillor how much work there is to be done and in my experience it is not a part-time job as most would believe,” Dupont said. (Requests for comment from councillors Darrell Penner and Brad West were not returned before The Tri-City News’ print deadline yesterday). In a statement to The Tri-
City News, Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam Liberal MP Ron McKinnon said the one-third tax exemption “is unfair and provides an advantage that other Canadians do not enjoy.” Mayor Moore said it’s never a good time to increase council pay. “If you do it just after the election, people will say you weren’t transparent before the election,” he said. “And if you do it before, then people will say you should let the new council make that decision.” PoCo is one of the first municipalities in Metro Vancouver to broach the topic: Coquitlam and Burnaby city councils have yet to make a decision while Port Moody has deferred the matter to its new council, following the Oct. 20 election.
Alleged city thief back in court Tuesday A former Port Coquitlam city worker who allegedly stole taxpayers’ funds to buy tools — then resell them for personal gain — intends to plead guilty next week, according to the court registry. Dean McIntosh, whose fraud and theft case was before a PoCo provincial court judge Wednesday and had an additional charge of obtaining property by false pretences sworn against him Thursday, is expected to admit to the offences March 13. McIntosh, 51, is accused of committing the crimes between April 2014 and October 2016 while working as a facility maintenance co-ordinator for the municipality. It is alleged he used a city credit card and the city’s purchasing system to buy tools and small machines, then resold them through a third-party broker for cash. Over a three-year period that amounted to $175,000, the city said. McIntosh confessed to stealing the money after a coworker approached senior managers, according to the city; McIntosh showed them how he did it and returned the cash in full. His offences prompted city council last fall to adopt new policies to prevent further financial misconduct by PoCo city hall employees. Pardeep Purewal, PoCo’s manager of communications and administrative services, declined to comment on the court matter, as did the BC Prosecution Service.
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Nature focus of Coquitlam’s tourism push But is the ‘Q’ too loopy in planned tourism logo? GARY MCKENNA
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The city of Coquitlam is hoping a new logo and slogan will help draw tourists to the municipality. “Fun is in our nature” is the tagline that recently received council approval and it will begin to appear on billboards and advertisement as the city
One of the new tourism logos the city of Coquitlam is considering. ramps up its tourism strategy. The city’s tourism manager, Eric Kalnins, said the slogan captures Coquitlam’s geographic proximity to the natural environment.
New TrAsh sKeD moN. Coquitlam residents need to check the new pick-up schedule before they roll their trash and recycling bins to the curb starting next week. As of Monday, the city is changing collection times to try to stop bears from digging through waste carts for food. Homeowners living in neighbourhoods on Burke Mountain and Westwood Plateau as well as in Eagle Ridge, Ranch Park and Chineside will have morning pick-ups — meaning residents must have their garbage and green waste bins out by 7:30 a.m. (recycling by 7 a.m.). For other areas that don’t see bears as often, householders will have to place their garbage and organics out by 11 a.m. (recycling by 10 a.m.) for afternoon pick-up. No bins can be out before 5:30 a.m. on collection day. • For more details on the new collection changes, visit coquitlam.ca/trashtalk and, to sign up for the city’s free ReCollect reminder, go to coquitlam.ca/recollect. Recycling information can be found at recyclebc.ca/coquitlam or by searching “Recycle BC” in the App Store or Google Play.
“It needs to be true to place,” he told council during a committee meeting last month. “You can’t fool people by saying one thing and really presenting another… We are really
capturing what Coquitlam is all about.” According to a staff report, the tourism brand identity was the result of research and analysis along with a survey of residents. Input was also sought from students in Douglas College’s marketing program. Kalnins said three consistent themes emerged during the consultation process: nature, family/welcoming and a central location. “It has a different meaning to many different people,” said Kalnins of the tourism slogan.
“It is memorable, it is short, it is concise.” But while council was in agreement on the slogan, there was less consensus around the look of a new Tourism Coquitlam logo. Several council members questioned the need for a separate brand, preferring to stick with the logo currently used on city advertisements and letterhead. Others said that a looping Q in the new logo is difficult to read. Deputy city manager John DuMont said many municipalities separate their tourism
marketing from the general promotion of city hall and city activities. “This is meant to be part of a larger piece,” he said, adding that tourism branding needs to “stand on its own.” David Munro, the city’s economic development manager, said staff would take council’s feedback and look at its options for reconfiguring or reworking the Tourism Coquitlam logo and present changes at an upcoming council-in-committee meeting. email@example.com @gmckennaTC
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PROTECTING OUR KIDS
Sexual harassment is campaign target Posters include Snapchat links for young people
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When it comes to creating a culture of respect between the genders, the best place to start is with the youth, according to the Children of the Street Society. During B.C.’s Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week this week, the Coquitlam-based youth advocacy organization is launching a campaign to get young people to talk about the highly charged issue of sexual harassment. Provocative posters depicting a teen boy taking pictures of an unsuspecting girl’s chest with his phone or snapping a bra strap — and layered with a scan code kids can use to connect to the popular smartphone app Snapchat — are being placed in bus shelters around the Lower Mainland. Teens can connect to the app to say how bystanders should respond in the image, and can share the images with their friends. Television ads will also be aired to get across the point that harassment or “locker room talk” that may once have been accepted is no longer
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appropriate in the workplace, social gatherings or other places where men and women or boys and girls are together. In light of the recent social media #MeToo movement, the
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where inappropriate sexual advances appear to have been accepted in many areas of public life, from politics to the movies. “I think generally it’s a discussion about being respectful to people regardless of gender or sexual orientation, and I think kids are more open to discussing that. And maybe adults think that’s not really an issue in the workplace but there are lots of women who can recall over the course of their career where it has become an issue,” Fitzpatrick said. If ending workplace harassment and sexual assault is the goal, then the work of changing the culture begins with educating boys. Recent studies have shown boys as young as 12 years of age are accessing online pornography, “and it’s not your dad or granddad’s Playboy magazine under the bed,” said Fitzpatrick, noting that violence is common, with 90% of internet pornography containing at least one scene depicting violence against women. Popular culture, in which the
SPEAK Have an opinion on a Tri-City News story? Leave a comment on our Facebook page. male is hyper masculine, particularly in rap, and females play smaller, more compliant roles, reinforces stereotypes that need to be challenged, Fitzpatrick said, or at least young people should be asked to give more thought to what’s going on in these art forms. To that end, Children of the Street has started a new workshop, called Redefining Manhood, geared to youths in Grade 9 to 12, that looks into these issues. “Whether you’re a boy or a young man, I think the discussion needs to be had,” Fitzpatrick said. email@example.com @dstrandbergTC
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A Port Moody man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife and setting fire to the family home during a domestic dispute two years ago was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday. New Westminster Supreme Court Justice Frits Verhoeven called the crimes “shocking” and “devastating,” and said the sentence, which is reduced to 15 and a half years after time served is considered, is appropriate. “The gravity of these charges is very great,” he said. “The proposed sentence is heavy here.” The sentence for the 47-year-old, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban, was jointly submitted by the Crown and defence lawyers last week following the accused’s Feb, 8 guilty plea on charges of manslaughter and arson causing bodily harm. The charges stem from an incident that occurred the afternoon of July 10, 2016. Police were called to a home on Dewdney Trunk Road for a domestic dispute but arrived to find the home engulfed in flames, with two adults and
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A man who set his own home ablaze, killing his wife and forcing his children to flee, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison on charges of manslaughter and arson causing bodily harm. several children still inside. The court heard Wednesday the man broke dishes inside the house and threw a pressure cooker off the deck during an altercation with his wife. Eventually, he went to the garage and retrieved a 20litre jug of gasoline, which he poured on the upper floor of the home and ignited it with a lighter, the judge said. “Gasoline was all around them,” Verhoeven said in his reasons for sentence. “Gasoline was on [the victim’s] clothing.” Several of the children were
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Looking at phone? Cops may be watching Mounties get up high to nab distracted drivers MARIO BARTEL
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Coquitlam cops are taking their efforts to nab distracted driving scofflaws to new heights. Monday morning, Mounties used the elevated vantage point of a lift bucket on the back of a truck parked along Kingsway Avenue in Port Coquitlam to pick off people using cellphones illegally while driving. Cpl. Michael McLaughlin of Coquitlam RCMP, said the view down into vehicles from the lift truck, and from the raised platforms of some of the city’s SkyTrain stations, is one of the special techniques the force is deploying throughout a monthlong campaign to crack down on distracted driving. McLaughlin said drivers wary of spot checks along the road have resorted to keeping their electronic devices low in their vehicles, out of sight from the curb. But peering down through windshields from on high means there’s no place in the driver’s lap or centre console to hide. “Drivers know we’re looking for them now,” McLaughlin said. But many are continuing
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Coquitlam RCMP rolled out a new tool for catching distracted drivers on Monday when they deployed a cherry picker along Kingsway Avenue in Port Coquitlam to observe drivers from an elevated position. to use their electronic devices even though the cost of getting caught is going up. ICBC, which says an average of 78 deaths a year occur
because of distracted driving, recently implemented a driver risk premium on offenders on top of the $368 fine issued by police. That means a couple of
distracted driving tickets in a year could cost a driver almost $2,000, with insurance premiums rising after every offence; as well, multiple violations could
result in driving prohibitions. Cpl. Quentin Frewing of Coquitlam RCMP’s traffic section said in addition to being more effective in catching
distracted drivers, the elevated vantage points are safer for officers. “When you are distracted, you completely lose situational awareness,” Frewing said, adding he has almost been run over while walking in front of a stopped vehicle in which the driver was paying more attention to his cellphone than the light turning green. McLaughlin said the officers working the lift truck received safety training, including wearing a helmet and safety harness. When the officer spots an offender, he radios to colleagues up the road, who then pull over the driver. McLaughlin said some of those caught were upset and complained the new tactic is unfair. But the effort also elicited smiles and friendly waves. He said the detachment has a few other tricks up its sleeve for the coming weeks, including extra officers coming in on overtime to step up enforcement. A typical month might see 130 tickets issued for distracted driving and Cell Watch volunteers might spot that number again during their observations. McLaughlin said the force will collect the data through the campaign to see if those numbers increase with the help of the new tactics. email@example.com @mbartelTC
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Check smoke detectors when you spring forward Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services is asking people to do more than set their clocks ahead this weekend. PoCo firefighters want them to check the batteries in their smoke detectors and make sure the safety devices are working properly when they spring forward Saturday night. “Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a fire by almost 50%,” the fire department said in a press release this week. Hard-wired or battery-operated smoke detectors are legally required on every floor of a home and must have a ULC or CSA certification. Fire officials said the alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMANENT CHANGE TO A LIQUOR LICENCE – VANCOUVER GOLF CLUB – 771 AUSTIN AVENUE, COQUITLAM The Vancouver Golf Club, 771 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for a permanent change to its Food Primary Licence, to allow for patron participation entertainment. The proposed endorsement will allow patrons to enjoy a dinner and dance, during the hours of the liquor license, at weddings and other special events. The current hours of business are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Monday to Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. on Sunday. In accordance with the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and Regulations, the City of Coquitlam has been asked to provide comments and a recommendation on the application to the LCLB. The City invites the public to provide input to Council with respect to how the change to this licence, if approved, may affect them and their property. The City of Coquitlam will be receiving input on this application until Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Written correspondence can be provided in one of the following ways: • Email: email@example.com • Fax: 604-927-3015 • Mail: City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7N2 • In person at City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way at the City Clerk’s Office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays (Telephone: 604-927-3010) Input received will be provided to Council in the form of a report at a Regular Council Meeting. Council will consider the input provided and submit a formal recommendation on the application to the LCLB.
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CRIME & MONEY
Mounties issue alert about romance scam Man alleged to have stolen from women he wooed GARY MCKENNA
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A Maple Ridge man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly entered into romantic relationships with people he met on dating websites in order to steal from them. Now, Coquitlam RCMP is releasing his photo to the public because they believe it is likely there are more victims who have not yet spoken to police. “We have two victims that are related to the charges,” said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. “The reason why we think there are more [victims] is there are several incidents around Metro Vancouver with somebody with a similar description and similar MO.” He added that police have been unable to find “the sources of income that explain [Moeinian’s] lifestyle.” Police have been getting calls from potential victims since they released the suspect’s name and description Wednesday. McLaughlin said he wanted to reassure anyone thinking of coming forward that their identities would be protected. Moeinian is accused of developing romantic relationships with more than one person. After a period of several months, he convinces the victims to sign up for credit cards and lines of credit “which are promptly drained,” McLaughlin said. Moeinian uses a pseudonym and often poses as a foreign businessman, according to police. He has been charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, one count of theft over $5,000 and one count of causing someone to use a forged document. He is in custody and expected to appear in court on March 12. Reza Moeinian, 37, is described as a Middle Eastern
man with a medium complexion, short, brown hair, and brown eyes; he is 5’8” tall and has a slender build, weighing 135 lb. Mounties are asking anyone who may have been a victim to call their local police department. Those who may have been victimized in Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam can call the Coquitlam RCMP’s non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and ask to speak with Const. Alex Bojic. firstname.lastname@example.org @gmckennaTC
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The mystery behind three envelopes of cash that were turned in to Coquitlam RCMP during the holiday season last year has only been partially solved. Only one person who contacted police was able to prove ownership and retrieved their cash while the owners of the other two envelopes were never found, according to Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. In the second case, the person who found the cash eventually claimed it when the owner wasn’t identified and the third envelope’s owner has also never been identified and the file is still open. “The money was turned into a security company, who turned it over to police, so if the owner is never identified, the money will likely go into general revenue for the city,” McLaughlin said in an email to The Tri-City News. Police aren’t revealing the amount of cash in each envelope but the total was approximately $7,000, meaning a few people lost their Christmas money. McLaughlin said the honesty of those who turned in the envelopes reflects well on the Tri-Cities. “These files illustrate the sense of community in the TriCities. It’s really impressive that ordinary citizens are so unselfish that they can turn in an envelope full of money to the police,” he said, adding, “I can also tell you the owner who recently got her cash back was incredibly happy and surprised.” You should avoid carrying large amounts of cash, police say, and when you need to, you should ensure it is secured inside a bag or zippered pocket without any holes. Police also recommend carrying smaller amounts of cash in a purse or wallet for your everyday transactions and keeping that cash separate from larger sums of money. email@example.com
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Port Coquitlam didn’t get a SkyTrain station but it didn’t exactly get the shaft, either. With a West Coast Express Station, connector buses with frequent service to the Evergreen Line and, soon, B-Line bus service, PoCo will be well-served by transit. This is important because proximity to transit can make it easier for a family to live without one or more cars, saving money to the tune of $500 or more a month. Given that housing costs are climbing and it’s more expensive to get a mortgage, saving $500 a month on transportation can mean the difference between owning a home or renting or buying a townhome or house instead of a condo. While giving up a car would mean an adjustment for commuters, transit planners appear to be getting the picture that transit is just as necessary in the suburbs as it is in the city. People in the Tri-Cities need easy access to transit just like people who live in Vancouver. The introduction of four B-Lines — besides PoCo/Maple Ridge, there will be lines in North Vancouver, Surrey/Langley and Vancouver — is a welcome addition.
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hursday was International Women’s Day, and as I consider the seismic shifts that have occurred of late in the realms of business, the arts and politics, I am buoyed by the belief that women’s voices are finally being heard, inequity is being called out and change is coming. Once untouchable icons are falling, industries are being reshaped and a new era has begun — except in GENESA GREENING my universe: the health sector. I’ve experienced first-hand the feelings of not being believed by a physician, of feeling disrespected and being infantilized. In each instance, I found myself deliberating: Is it just me? But amidst this emerging conversation that #metoo and #timesup have inspired, a fascinating separate dialogue is gaining prominence as more and more women share their stories of discrimination, inequitable treatment and frustration at not being able to receive timely, appropriate and respectful access to health care. What had begun as self-wondering organically spilled over into conversations with my friends and colleagues and, judging, by the DELIVERY 604-472-3040 NEWSROOM 604-472-3030 DISPLAY ADS 604-472-3020 CLASSIFIED ADS 604-444-3056 n
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there is undisputed evidence that healthy women mean healthy communities, not just in regard to overall wellness, but socially and economically, too. For this International Women’s Day, while I’m pleased to see fractures in the current status quo emerging, I recognize there is a significant distance to go in the pursuit of respect, equity and access in women’s health. We need to be reactive to women’s health needs as identified by patients, supported by research and put into action by health care practitioners and government. This ongoing awakening as to the gender disparities within health will only change if brought to light. Ask more questions. Share what you learn. Educate your allies and demand more. It needn’t be an exercise in physician-shaming, male-bashing or levying historical judgment; rather, it is the recognition of unconscious biases and how this moment in time, which is growing into a movement, has room for everyone to participate within it because the benefits unequivocally serve us all. For all the women in your life, be they partners, mothers, sisters, cousins, friends or daughters, the door has finally been cracked open, and by being ruthless about communicating the facts on women’s health, regardless of the barriers, together we can kick it wide open. Genesa Greening is president and CEO of BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation.
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Fire hall, works yard and now ERH? 2 good The Editor, Re. “Housing proposed for ERH land” (The Tri-City News, March 2). First, the city of Port Moody should be commended for giving the public many opportunities to comment on land use. It is the latest proposed official community plan revisions that I take issue with. It’s ludicrous that the city proposes selling public lands — the works yard and former fire hall sites — but now Eagle Ridge Hospital is proposing highrise density. Once again, we are looking at OCP changes and that plan, which is supposed to be a longterm vision, is regularly being proposed for change in Port Moody. The vision statement in the OCP is “maintaining the small town character of the city.” This vision has been changed to a city of towers and high-density development that is contrary to the intent of the OCP. This is not what the residents supported. There does not appear to be any long-range planning to take into account the need for future public uses. The sky-rocketing increase in population requires
areas, peaceful areas with trees and water. That will be a beautiful city. Yvonne Harris, Port Moody
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There’s a proposal to redevelop part of the Eagle Ridge Hospital site in Port Moody as well as expand the hospital. hospitals, schools, libraries and recreation facilities. The city should not be selling the fire hall and works yard land. Those sites should be preserved for future generations. Public uses such as seniors’ housing, a seniors’ centre, library and swimming pool are needed but not at the cost of having a concrete jungle of highrises and loss of our last piece of public land in the city centre. And the city should not approve 34-storey highrises on those sites. Highrises create a sterile city, wind tunnels and towers that block sunlight. As
Jane Jacobs, the famous writer and planner, would say, “This is the death of our beautiful city.” The city should refuse the OCP revision to allow development on the Eagle Ridge Hospital land The existing ERH is severely over capacity and to designate any of the lands to high-density residential would be foolish. These lands will be needed for medical services — if not now, then eventually. I don’t believe the majority of Port Moody residents see their city as a sea of highrises. Keep areas of green spaces because as the city grows, we need quiet
The Editor, Port Moody council and the city’s residents have been made aware of my concern about the level of density being encouraged around the transit stations. I thought — naive me — that somebody might listen, but no. Council are now quite happily trotting out, along with Suterbrook, another two proposals that go down the same garden path: the fire hall and works yard sites and St. Johns Street developments. With details coming out, the proposals that council are considering and attaching the label of high-density to become a little bit clearer. They are much, much worse than already thought. As simple population numbers don’t seem to do the trick, how about comparisons? The levels of density proposed at these highrise locations are seven times that of central London and Mexico City, 10 times New York and Delhi, four times that of one of
the most congested cities in the world, Mumbai, and six times that of West End/downtown Vancouver. The above three development proposals are the most recent to have been introduced by council and, upon examination of their density levels, one startling change is obvious. Port Moody council has introduced an entirely new level to high density via transit-oriented development (TOD). We have yet to hear what TOD really means in terms of how much population intensity we think is proper to justify the transit stations and ensure their viability. What that means in terms of bodies and what they live in is anybody’s guess or council’s interpretation, but they must be enormous if the three new proposals are anything to go by. Come on, Mr. Mayor and council, what’s the real reason for this unexplained behaviour? Are you really listening to the electorate? The town must continue to evolve. You have that right, but with some sanity. Transparency and full disclosure are the rights of every resident. Please oblige. Jim Allan, Port Moody
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The Editor, If our neighbour’s sons, Zack and Ryan, are an indication of the helpful community spirit in our neighbourhood, then we’re in good hands. Over the past two unusual winters, with multiple snowfalls, the boys have taken it upon themselves to shovel our very steep and wide driveway numerous times. In fact, they have also done this for another neighbour. My husband is a heart patient and this very kind gesture is something that makes living in our neighbourhood very special. The boys are always cheerful and polite with a friendly smile. I want to thank the boys for their thoughtful hard work. It is very much appreciated. Joyce & Howard Hughes, Port Moody
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The Independent Investigation Office of BC (IIO) said a Port Mann Freeway Patrol officer acted appropriately in an incident last month in which a 17-year-old driver fleeing police custody was struck by a car on Highway 1. The incident occurred Feb. 5 near the King Edward Overpass in Coquitlam when the teen, identified as “AP” in the IIO report, was pulled over heading west after being observed speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. The IIO report said a female passenger in the vehicle said after the driver was informed by the officer — referred to as “Officer 1” in the report — that his vehicle would be impounded and he would be receiving three tickets, AP became upset. “The passenger said she could see AP looking out the window at oncoming traffic and thought he was thinking about getting out of the vehicle,” the report stated. “She tried to hold his arm to stop him and talk to him. She added that at one point, she thought about honking the horn to
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The Independent Investigation Office of BC has cleared a Port Mann Freeway Patrol officer of any wrongdoing after a 17-yearold motorist fled police custody before being struck by a car on Highway 1 last month. determined that the officer involved in the incident acted appropriately. “Officer 1 acted at some risk to himself when he took steps to stop traffic and protect AP as he lay injured on the roadway,” said the report. “He met all his duties as a police officer fully and completely.” They added that the audio provided to investigators “demonstrates that Officer 1 was professional in his dealing with AP during the initial stop and caring in his attempts to comfort AP while awaiting further assistance.”
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a tugboat was attacking the flames with water from the river. “We essentially sunk the boat with water,” he said, adding that Environment Canada would be on scene to see if it can “recover any materials or fluid that may be leaking out of the boat.” Delmonico said the fiberglass boat was 35 to 40 feet long and was fully involved by the
time crews arrived shortly after 8 a.m. He added that smoke could be seen from Fire Hall 1 several kilometres away. The woman who was injured managed to get away from the boat and was treated by paramedics at a nearby home on Fremont Street. Her pet has yet to be found. “We had a report that her dog was on board,” he said. “We haven’t located it. It has
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Exhibit walks down memory lane DIANE STRANDBERG
The Tri-CiTy News
Whether you were an athlete, a theatre student, a musician, a car enthusiast, a woodworker, a science geek or even a budding newspaper photographer, there was always a space for you at Centennial secondary school. Those opportunities still exist in the brand new Centennial, which opened its doors in September to more than 1,000 students. But for thousands more who attended the original school during its 40-year existence, it was a place where they got their start. And now, many of those students are watching the aging building on Poirier Street in Coquitlam get bulldozed. Itâ€™s a bittersweet experience. â€œMore than any other building that has come down in the city, this one seems to have the biggest impact,â€? said Craig Hodge, a Centennial grad and Coquitlam city councillor. Before demolition began, Hodge, whoâ€™s also a former TriCity news photographer, went through the school with members of Coquitlam Heritage Society photographing the different rooms while heritage members scoured the place for mementoes that could be preserved.
An opening reception for the My Coquitlam My Centennial exhibit displaying artifacts from the former Centennial high school will be held Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier branch, in the Nancy Bennett room. All members of the public are welcome to the opening. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be available.
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Clockwise from top left: Candrina Bailey, executive director of Coquitlam Heritage; a newspaper clipping showing the trek that Centennial charter students made from Como Lake middle; demolition has begun on the old Centennial secondary school; Craig Hodge, a 1975 Centennial grad â€” and current city councillor â€” photographed the 41-year-old Centennial school last summer to save some memories in preparation for the schoolâ€™s demolition. Today, some of those items are being shown to the public in the My Coquitlam My Centennial exhibit at the Poirier branch of Coquitlam Public Library â€” across the street from the old school. The exhibit, running to Aug. 22, also contains signs, equipment from the science department, class photos,
theatre posters, sports equipment, trophies and personal effects, such as annuals and a Centennial flag, from former students. For Gordon Fulton, Centennial was a place to display his athletic talents, as depicted by his lettermanâ€™s jacket, while for Allen and Kathie Cornes, it was where they
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met, played in the band and excelled in school, as exhibited by a scholarship badge. Martin Novotny also graduated from Centennial and now teaches at the school. In a poster describing his experience, the viewer learns that he was an outsider at first who came out of his shell in the theatre program (Novotny
also acts in the Vancouver film business). As for Hodge, his career in photography got its start with the school paper The Catalyst and in the school darkroom that still existed when he walked through the building last summer. Now that he has helped preserve some of the school memories with his photos, Hodge is reflective about his high school experience. â€œWhat made Centennial so unique in the â€™70s when I went there, it operated very much like a college. It had open schedulingâ€Ś They treated the students as young adults,â€? he said. When the school opened in 1967, students trekked from Como Lake middle to the new building and wore all sorts of costumes even though it was the middle of January, an old photograph shows. At the time, students dropped a lead slug with their name into a
cairn, which was unearthed in 2013 prior to the new schoolâ€™s reconstruction. The slugs bearing the name of the charter students have been stored for future use, according to school officials, and the Centaur mural, an iconic image for the school, is displayed in the new building. Candrina Bailey, executive director of Coquitlam Heritage, said a number of larger items have also been collected and stored, including school lockers and a hand-washing station used in the automotive shop. â€œWe want to preserve these things, itâ€™s very important,â€? Bailey said. She said she hopes people will view the exhibit, read the personal stories and learn a little about education and life in Coquitlam. â€œAny time we have artifacts, theyâ€™re just things â€” until you have stories that go with them.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Consultations start for Oakdale plan update GARY MCKENNA The Tri-CiTy News
The city of Coquitlam is taking another shot at updating its land use policies in the Oakdale neighbourhood. Andrew Merrill, manager of community planning, said a public consultation process will begin in the spring after residents petitioned the city asking for higher density land uses. The request from homeowners is a marked departure from a year and a half ago, when people in the area resisted changes proposed as part of the BurquitlamLougheed Neighbourhood Plan (BLNP). After several contentious consultations, Oakdale was eventually designated a future planning area
and left unchanged. But because residents are driving the proposal this time, Merrill said the process has a better chance at success. “We have had a couple of different petitions signed by multiple groups,” he told The Tri-City News. “The fact that this is citizen-led is a bit different.” Merrill noted that during the BLNP planning process, Oakdale was one of 10 subareas. A new consultation would be more focused, he added, allowing for additional opportunities for residents to express their issues. Staff may even break the neighbourhood down into different parts. Merrill said the land use designation update would allow different types of housing in the predominantly
detached-home neighbourhood. The alternative residential types, he added, would give families more options than the “choice between a too-small apartment and a too-expensive house.” “We are faced with an… ongoing housing crisis that we are working to solve,” he said. “We are looking at ways to change land use to allow new families to establish themselves.” With consultations beginning soon, Merrill said the timeline will be driven by what staff hears from residents. • For more information on the Oakdale Land Use Designation Update, go to www.coquitlam.ca/oakdale. The city said residents are encouraged to sign up to receive project updates via email.
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THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: MARCH 9 – 11
Film, craft beer and wine fests Friday, March 9 SLAMJAM
A grade 9/10 Talons leadership group at Gleneagle secondary hosts the fourth annual SlamJam in the multipurpose room at the school (1195 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m., with proceeds to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Admission is $10/$5. Call 604-464-5793.
Some of the best Canadian films from last year are screened this weekend at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.) for the annual Port Moody Film Festival. Tonight’s lineup starts at 7 p.m. with The Crescent while, at 9:15 p.m., the shorts series, called Labour(s) of Love, rolls with seven short flicks: The Martyr, Thug, Scaffold, Milk, It’s Him, The Mountain of SGaana, and The Tesla World of Light (admission is free for the latter series). On Saturday, it’s a double feature, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with Maison du bonheur and followed by Three Poems Trilogy. And, on Sunday, it’s the award-winning movie Unarmed Verses at 7:30 p.m. with a wrap-up party at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 per movie. Visit pmfilm.ca.
Driftwood, Yellow Dog and Coal Harbour are among the breweries that will be pouring their product at the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival, a semi-annual beer and food event held tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club (3251 Plateau Blvd., Coquitlam). New for this year is the cask corner featuring up to eight liquids. Partial proceeds support Team Taylor on the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Visit coquitlambeerfestival.com for tickets.
If you’ve got a ticket to tonight or Saturday’s performance of Onegin — an Arts Club Theatre Company on Tour production — consider yourself lucky. This award-winning musical features a new star, Jonathan Winsby, in the show by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille. Tickets are $42/$34/$15 via the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Sat., March 10 SPORTS GEAR
Grab your wallet — and the kids — for the biannual KidSport Tri-Cities sale of used sporting equipment, happening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Martyr kicks off a shorts program, titled Labour(s) of Love, starting at 9:15 p.m. for the Port Moody Film Festival in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.). at Riverside secondary school (2215 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam). Bikes, hockey outfits, lacrosse sticks and skates are among the thousands of donated items up for grabs. Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item for the Share food bank, for entry. Visit kidsporttricities.ca.
It’s Persian New Year and staff at the Coquitlam Public Library (City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way) will celebrate with crafts for the family, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visit coqlibrary.ca.
Harpist Rebecca Blair, flautist and vocalist Michelle Carlisle and fiddler Rosie Carver go on a musical journey through the British Isles at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). The trio, known as Triskellion, will perform such Celtic songs as Wild Mountain Thyme, Sally Gardens, As I Roved Out and Loch Lomond. For tickets to the 7 p.m. concert, at $21/$16, call 604664-1636 or visit brownpapertickets.com.
More than a dozen new wineries — including Burrowing Owl, Indigenous World and Rust — are part of this year’s BC Uncorked, an annual wine and food gathering at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club (3251 Plateau Blvd., Coquitlam) featuring 45 sites. Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the event runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. — with proceeds to Team Taylor on the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Visit bcuncorked.com.
Rocket Science — a Vancouver-based fourpiece band made up of Kirby Barber (bass), Simon Jarrett (guitar), Chris Meister (drums) and Port Moody’s own Kristian Alexandrov (keyboards) — will be at Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) at 8 p.m. A dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Visit gallerybistroportmoody.com/ box-office.
Sunday, March 11 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
With clocks bouncing ahead by an hour today, the Tri-City fire departments are reminding homeowners to test their smoke alarms: “Inspect, clean and vacuum your smoke alarm and change the batteries every time the clocks change,” the city of Port Coquitlam asks.
Take the Evergreen Extension to Inlet Centre and walk down to the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) where farmers and vendors will have their goods for sale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.
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Parents can head over to Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to stock up on kids items for the spring. Visit coquitlam.ca.
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LIBRARIES & LITERACY
Norouz, spring break fun and a little positivity
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• Positivity and Reflection Workshop: Is the state of the world getting you down? Head to Terry Fox Library and join
• Persian New Year family craft program: Tomorrow (Saturday) in Rooms 136 and 137 at the City Centre branch from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the library celebrates Persian New Year with fun handicrafts for the whole family. Join librarians to celebrate the Norouz and the arrival of spring. Head to the library, enjoy a light snack and learn more about the Persian culture and customs. This free program is open to all and registration is not required — just drop in. • How to find your next job: Career Cruising: Looking for a job? Find out how Career Cruising can help March 14, 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 136 at the City Centre branch. Register for this free program at www.coqlibrary.ca or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323. • My Coquitlam, My Centennial opening reception: Next Thursday, March 15 in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the My Coquitlam, My Centennial exhibit is put on by the Coquitlam Heritage Society (and running through Aug. 22). The exhibit features artifacts preserved from the old Centennial secondary school building, interviews with past students as well as photographs from past Centennial student and current Coquitlam Coun. Craig Hodge. The reception is open to the public and tea, coffee and light snacks will be served. • Spring break festival contest: Hey kids, get a library card and see a show. Sign up for a library card before March 13 and you could win tickets to a spring break festival show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on March 20. Enjoy a performance of either Cinderella
screening is free and no reservations are required but seating is first come, first served. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.
for this free program. • Books and board games: Find your new favourite book this spring break. PMPL’s reading experts will provide recommendations for all ages and interests. Families can drop in on Monday, March 19, Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26 between 2 and 4 p.m. for great reads and to try new board games. • Spring break movie: Now showing: Despicable Me! Drop in and enjoy this animated movie about Gru and his Minions in the Inlet Theatre on March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. The
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or Robin Hood put on by Dufflebag Theatre. The draw for tickets will be held March 14. Details at www.coqlibrary. ca. • Science Expo 2018: Coquitlam Public Library will host its third annual Science Expo May 10. Tri-Cities students from Grades 4 to 12 will display their experiments and innovations at the City Centre branch for a chance to win medals, trophies and some of the $2,000-plus in prize money. Deadline for participants is April 16. For more information about the expo or for registration and consent forms, go to www.coqlibrary.ca. • Coming soon: Open Mic Arts Café: Take the mic and share your talent, whatever it might be: slam poetry, songs, music, storytelling, comedy, monologue, acting skits, etc. Teens in Grades 8 and up are welcome and there is a fiveminute limit per appearance. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided. Drop-in, no registration required March 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Rooms 136 and 137 at the City Centre branch. For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604554-7339. For more information about any of these programs, visit www.coqlibrary.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.
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A total of 24 leadership students from Coquitlam’s Banting middle school made the trip to the provincial capital Feb. 14 with School District 43 teacher — and RAC founder — Harriette Chang to hear the proclamation read in the legislature for the Real Acts of Caring Week, Feb. 11 to 27. The students also got a chance to meet Premier John Horgan during their visit. Throughout the designated week, SD43 students showed their kindness by delivering treats, handing out flowers and writing notes of thanks.
Roland Mitchell, left, vice chair of the Crossroads Hospice Society board, and executive director Tereza McDermid thanked Michael Tretalance, manager of Rona Austin, for the store’s donation that came in via popcorn sales.
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Port Moody resident Dale Kelly is directing the next production for the New Westminster theatre company Vagabond Players. Kelly is taking on Amy Herzog’s play 4000 Miles, a cross-generational show that speaks of love, loss and aging. Last season, Kelly directed Charley’s Aunt for Vagabond and played a principal role in the drama Vinci — a part that won him a CTC Best Actor award. 4000 Miles runs April 5 to 22 at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen’s Park. Call 604-521-0412 or visit vagabond players.ca.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke this week with members of the Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam constituency youth council via Skype about issues ranging from unions to gender equality. The meeting was at MP Ron McKinnon’s office.
PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU BEAMED IN FOR CHAT
More than 400 students, teachers and staff at Coquitlam’s Rochester elementary marked Flag Day on Feb. 15 by heading outside and singing the national anthem on the flag’s 53rd year.
WEEDS BE GONE
The Lower Mainland Green Team was at Port Moody’s Bert Flinn Park this week to remove invasive plants. The group of volunteers is at it again on Saturday to pull weeds from the Shoreline Park trail, off Rocky Point Park, from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. To lend a hand, register at http://goo.gl/WRx6jr. Send Spotlight press releases and photos to email@example.com.
Staff from BC Blind Sports dropped into Coquitlam’s Leigh elementary school last month to show the young students the basics of goalball. The ball, which doesn’t bounce and has bells inside as an aid, is a Paraolympic sport and started in 1946 for disabled World War Two veterans. Tri-City and Ridge-Meadows members of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. were at Eagle Ridge Hospital last week to talk about the Port Moody hospital’s expansion plans and raise funds.
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Tri-City News photojournalist Mario Bartel was at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club this week to share tips on what makes a compelling sports story, as part of Coquitlam’s Communities in Bloom.
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pring is fast approaching and soon we will be seeing the first of all the lovely spring veggies. Until then, you can still eat fresh local food and be kind to your heart, too. A quick online search yields many links to heart-healthy foods and we are so fortunate to be able to purchase some of them fresh from the producers at the market. Let’s have a look. Fish is the first protein of choice for your heart. High in omega 3s, it provides a low-calorie, highly nutritious meal choice. At the market, you can get plenty of fish and you can choose to cook it yourself or have it cooked for you. WildWest Coast Seafoods has a full selection of seafood, from shrimp to salmon to sole. All of their fish is sustainably sourced and finished with care. Ron and Don can tell you virtually anything you want to know about it, including how to cook it. If cooked seafood is
GARDEN CLASS MARCH 18 Check out the gardening workshop at the Port Moody Winter Market March 18. Master gardener Amanda Smith will instruct participants on how to maximize the growing potential of their backyard or balcony gardens. Bring in information on your garden, including how many hours of sunlight it receives and your ability to water. Registration is $10 but you will receive $10 in market money after the class and a seedling to take home. This workshop is available at two times: 10:30 a.m. and noon. More information and registration: makebakegrow.com.
what you’re after, Wheelhouse Seafoods have that covered. Enjoy a bowl of their wonderful chowder while at the market and pick up some crab cakes to take home. Berries are next on the list and even though it isn’t berry season, both Forstbauer and Mandair farms carry frozen berries. Blueberries are at the top of the heart list for good reason. They are full of phytonutrients (which is a fancy word for plant based chemicals). Although there are more than 25,000 phytonutrients, the ones we are familiar with in berries are cartenoids, which act as antioxidants, and flavenoids and revesatrols, which reduce the risk of heart disease. Frozen berries are great in smoothies, crisps, or baking. Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins perhaps? Another great source for cartenoids is carrots and beets. And both those pack
good-for-your-heart fibre, too. Forstbauer has these as well. A serving of beets contains 11% of your daily fibre allowance. Fun fact: Forstbauer carrots are all still in the ground. They are picked the day before market, making them as fresh as you can possibly get — and fresh means all the vitamins and nutrients are still available to your body. You can have a bit of fun with heart healthy foods too. Number 7 on the Cleveland Clinic heart healthy foods list is red wine. A four-ounce glass of vino rosso per day can improve good (HDL) cholesterol levels. I’ll drink to that. Number 14 on the list is dark chocolate. As long as it contains at least 70% cacao, a oneinch square per day is a lovely little treat. One of our newest vendors, Solasta Chocolate, can make that easy for you. Head chocolatier Martin
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(from Chatelaine Magazine) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 tsp salt 225 g chopped 70% chocolate 1/2 cup canola oil 3 eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups peeled and grated raw beets Whisk flour with cocoa powder and salt in a medium bowl. Microwave chocolate in a small bowl until melted, about 1 min. Stir in canola oil until smooth. Whisk eggs with granulated sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk in chocolate mixture, then fold in flour mixture and 2 cups grated beets until just combined. Scrape into an oiled 8×8 metal baking pan. Bake at 325 F until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool on a rack before cutting into squares. Gregorian has created a fabulous assortment of chocolate medallions that combine 70% dark, single-origin chocolate with dried fruits and nuts that will keep your heart and your mouth happy. All in all, the market is a great place to do your body a favour. Stop by and check us out. And while you are there, sign
up for a market membership — it’s a great way to show your support for the market and great savings at the monthly member’s day. Karen Curtis is the Lemonade Lady (www.kicslemonade.ca and kicslemonade.blogspot.ca) at the Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam farmers markets. Her column runs monthly.
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TC CALENDAR MONDAY, MARCH 12 • PoCo Heritage Society presents Rhymes of the Times, a guided reminiscing session for adults where they can share their stories with the group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Info: pocoheritage.org. • Tri-City Photo Club meets in the Drama Room at Port Moody secondary school, 300 Albert St., 7:30 p.m. – guests are always welcome. Feature: Night photography – learn about the settings and tips for shooting after the sun has gone down, from city lights and car light trails to the Milky Way. This session will be followed by two field trips (downtown Vancouver March 17 for evening street shots and Pitt Lake April 7 for Milky Way and light painting). Also, bring your street assignment images to share. Info: www.tricityphotoclub.ca.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 • Centennial Stamp Club hosts small auction of postage stamps and related material – everyone welcome; viewing starts at 7 p.m., auction after 8 p.m., McGee Room, Poirier community centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306. • Pacific Digital Photography Club meets, 7:30 p.m., in the drama room at Port Moody secondary school – guests always welcome. Info: www.pdpc.ca.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15 • Coquitlam Needlearts Guild meets, noon-9:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 263, 1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-937-0836. • My Coquitlam, My Centennial opening reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Put on by the Coquitlam Heritage Society, the exhibit features artifacts preserved from the old Centennial Secondary School building, interviews with past students, as well as photographs. Show will run from Feb. 27 to Aug. 22. For info: www. coqlibrary.ca.
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MARCH 13: LISTENING TO YOUTH • Share Family and Community Services Youth Offering Listening Opportunities, 6:30-8:45 p.m., 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody. Share is presenting an informative and engaging evening for parents and caregivers. For more information and to register, email Tanya Bentley at email@example.com or phone 604-937-6973. FRIDAY, MARCH 16 • Tri-City Singles Social Club meets, 7 p.m., Port Moody Legion Manor, 2909 Hope St.. The group offers opportunities for 50+ singles to enjoy a variety of activities such as dining, dancing, theatre, travel, movies and more. Info: Darline, 604466-0017.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17 • Coquitlam University Women’s Club meeting, 1 p.m., Nancy Bennett Room, Coquitlam Public Library’s Poirier branch. Speaker: Wanda Gendron, executive director of the Western Society for Children with Birth Disorders; she will outline the work of this charitable organization that provides support and advocacy for disabled children, and educates and engages communities on disability issues to generate local solutions to systematic inequalities that limit this potential. Gendron is a family support worker and parent of children with diverse abilities who has experience with cerebral palsy. All are welcome to attend. Info: Roxanne, 604931-2894.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18 • Shoreline Writers’ Society meets, 1 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier branch, Seminar Room 8. New writers welcome. Info: Helmi, 604-462-8942.
MONDAY, MARCH 19 • PoCo Heritage Society presents Heritage Writers’ Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Start capturing your life story for family and posterity; no preparation required, just bring a pen and paper or your laptop. Info: pocoheritage.org.
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• HEROS Personal, family and community preparedness, 10 a.m.-noon, The Studio, Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. This session will cover typical earthquake damage and hazards and how to protect yourself inside and outside your home. Info: amartin@ coquitlam.ca. • Dogwood Garden Club meets, 7 p.m., Centennial Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Speaker: Evelyn Faulkner will discuss how to create an authentic Japanese garden. Info: dogwoodgardenclub.weebly.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
• Singles Travel Club meets at 6 p.m. for dinner at ABC Restaurant, 300-100 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam. It offers group tours for solo travellers – meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement. Info: www.singlestravelclub.ca. Dinner RSVP: Val, 604529-1552.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
• PoCo Heritage Society presents An Evening at the Museum, 7 p.m. at PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives to see the current exhibit, PoCo Stories: Sports, and to learn about PoCo’s bowling alley from the owner, Brian Madaski (Port Coquitlam Bowl has had a 68year history and is one of the city’s oldest businesses). Info: pocoheritage.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
• 29th annual Festival du Bois begins (running through Sunday) at Mackin Park, Coquitlam. It’s a weekend celebration of francophone
and French-Canadian culture featuring, music and dance, traditional food, shows for kids, fun activities and more. Festival opens with a Contra Dance in the Grand Chapiteau (big tent) with music by The Sybaritic String Band. Info: festivaldubois.ca. • Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse presents Lyndsay Wills and the No Frills Band, The Gathering Place, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo, doors open at 7 p.m.; admission: $5 at the door. Info: 604-945-0606 or info@crossroadshospice. org. Wills has been a singer/ songwriter much of her life and recently released a CD called Flight Risk.
VOLUNTEERS • Festival du Bois, the annual celebration of Coquitlam’s francophone heritage, is looking for volunteers; the event will be held March 23-25 in Mackin Park. Apply online: festivaldubois.ca. • Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society, a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that operates PoCo’s only museum and archives and is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the city’s heritage and culture, is looking for two new members to join its volunteer board of directors. Info: Julie Schmidt, 604-927-8403 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Port Moody Ecological Society, a volunteer-operated educational and training facility, is seeking keen volunteers. Volunteers can be adults or students (over 16) and membership is as low as $5 (students). Hatchery is open every day except Sunday, 9 -11 a.m. There is a range of activities each day but no experience is required — club members will train and guide you. Info: 604-469-9106 or portmoodyecologicalsociety@ hotmail.com. • Share Family and Community services is looking for volunteers to work with seniors for its shop by phone and Friendly Visiting programs, and transportation to community resources. Info: kathie.rodway@ sharesociety.ca or 604-9376975.
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Schedule of Meetings City Hall - 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam
Monday, March 12, 2018
BYLAWS • OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 4046 for Residential Regulations - First Two Readings • Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 4047 for Residential Regulations - First Two Readings • Mercer Avenue Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 3948 - First Three Readings • Local Improvement Amendment Bylaw No. 4048 First Three Readings • Smoking Control Bylaw No. 4037 - Final Reading
• Offset to Address the Elimination of Municipal Officers’ Allowance
STANDING COMMITTEE VERBAL UPDATES • Finance & Budget Committee
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CLUBS APLENTY FOR ALL INTERESTS IN TRI-CITIES Looking for fun activities with like-minded folks? Look no further than the listings below selected from The Tri-City News’ Community Calendar: • Pacific Digital Photography Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7:30 p.m., in the drama room at Port Moody secondary school. Guests always welcome. Visit www.pdpc.ca for additional info on PDPC and for a listing of club meeting dates and speakers. • Coquitlam Gogos meet the third Wednesday of each month at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St., Coquitlam, 1-3 p.m. Gogos raise awareness and money for African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS by supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Info: coquitlamgogos@ gmail.com. • Canadian Council of the Blind Dogwood Chapter meets weekly on Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). Info: email@example.com. • Shoreline Writers’ Society meets, 1 p.m., on the third Sunday of every month at Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St. New members welcome. Info: Helmi, 604-4628942. • Apex Netball Club is held Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hillcrest middle school, 2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam for women and girls of all ages. Beginners welcome. Info: Nicole, 778-240-8247 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • The Circle of Friends, a social group for 50+
singles looking to meet new friends and participate in social events such as walking, dancing, dining out, travel, theatre, etc., meets on the third Friday of each month at PoCo Legion, 133–2675 Shaughnessy St., 7 p.m., to plan events. Info: Nina, 604941-9032. • Tri-City Singles Social Club offers an opportunity for 50+ singles to get together and enjoy fun activities such as dining, dancing, theatre, travel, movies and more. Meetings are normally held on the third Monday of each month, excluding December, 7:30 p.m., at the Legion Manor,
Coquitlam’s 2909 Hope St., Port Moody (street parking only). New members are welcome. Info: Darline, 604-466-0017. • Rotary Club of PoCo Centennial meets Thursdays, 4:15 p.m., Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., PoCo; new members welcome. Info: Barrie, barrie@barrieseaton. com or 604-945-6627. • Fraser Pacific Rose Society meets last Tuesday of each month except August and December, 7 p.m. Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. Everyone welcome. • PoCo Lions Club meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, 7 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. New members welcome. Info:: Gord, 604-941-5140 or email@example.com.
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• Bingo at Dogwood Pavilion, 12:45 p.m., every Friday (except holidays and in July and August). Info: 604-927-6098. • Coquitlam 50+ (Glen Pine and Dogwood pavilions) slo-pitch ball club is looking for man 55 and older and women 50 and older from the Tri-Cities to play ball. It is not necessary to have participated in organized ball in past, just have some knowledge of the game and an ability to make it around the bases. Teams play at Town Centre and Mundy parks; practices and games are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and the season begins as weather permits. Info: Len, 604-941-0081 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Phil, 604-931-5498 or email@example.com. • Dogwood Drama Club meets Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m., Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam (entrance and parking off Winslow Avenue). New members are always welcome for acting roles or backstage crew. Info: Darlene, 604-937-3536. • Minds in Motion, a fitness and social program for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s and a care partner hosted, by Alzheimer Society of B.C., runs Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Cost: $38 per pair/8 weeks. Register in person or call 604-927-6098. • Stroke Recovery Association of BC, Coquitlam branch at Dogwood Pavilion
invites people recovering from stroke and their caregivers most Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for speech therapy, exercise, indoor bocce, music, dance, games, speakers, outings, fun and friendship, 624 Poirier St. (enter off Winslow Avenue). Info: Margaret, 604927-6093 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Dogwood Pavilion; group also visits and entertains at seniors’ facilities weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 778-285-4873 or 604-464-2252.
• Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors’ concerns. Seniors’ organizations and others interested in joining, call Ernie, 604576-9734, or email email@example.com. • The Alzheimer Society of BC has two active support groups in the Tri-Cities. One meets on the second Wednesday of each month, the other meets on the last Wednesday of each month. People who are interested in participating in a caregiver support group should call Dorothy Leclair at 604-298-0780. • Glen Pine 50Plus group plays bridge Mondays, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9:3011:45 a.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-927-6940. • Caregiver support group meets second and fourth Friday of each month, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam, 10 a.m.noon. Info: 604-933-6098.
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o, when Rob Grimm, one of the founders of Portrait Homes, invites me for a tour of Viridian — a new collection of townhomes coming soon to South Surrey — I’m all in. We drive round a bend in the road, and my jaw drops. There are views and then there are views like this… the Nicomekl River and ALR farmlands spreading out in front of me with the North Shore Mountains shimmering in the distance.
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LIVE LIFE WELL With construction well underway, I can already see these Portrait homes are going to be just as amazing as the views. Decks and balconies are huge — most as large as 12 by 20 ft. — and Rob assures me that, yes, they come with outdoor barbecue outlets and an outdoor fireplace. I’m already imagining cozying down with my significant other and a glass of wine on a crisp evening. “Many of the plans are master- onthe-main, so they appeal to downsizers,” Rob says. “Also, the size and open configuration of our threeand four-bedroom homes are ideal for families. Plus, we’ve included so many features that are typically upgrades as standards here at Viridian.” Rapidly he lists just a few: pullout shelving in pantry walls, pre-sealed quartz countertops, wideplank laminate flooring that looks so real I practically have to get on my hands and knees to check, and Samsung appliances ranked one of the top two appliances by Consumer Reports. And just in case I needed any further enticement, Rob adds there’s even an optional wine cellar. Life is good. Viridian offers a limited collection of 57 two-to four-bedroom Executive Townhomes priced from $899,900.
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Jerusalem artichokes are, perhaps, the least known of the small fruits. The tubers can be planted in fall or spring and left in the ground all year. As a matter of fact, they overwinter better outdoors. These tubers have a sweet, nut-like flavour and are great for salads and soups, or as a substitute for potatoes. They’re truly delicious! They
grow like sunflowers, and often you’ll get the added bonus of lovely flowers and seeds. The wet spring weather over the past few years has caused mildew problems for both currants and gooseberries, but many newer varieties have come along to solve this problem. The ‘Red Cherry’ currant, the ‘Black Consort’
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Zachary Curtis might just be the most tanned curler competing at the World Junior Curling Championship that wrap up Saturday. Heck, he might just be the most tanned man in Aberdeen, Scotland, where the championship is being held. Curtis’ bronzed complexion is thanks to a Hawaiian vacation just before he departed for Scotland with his Canadian junior champion teammates on Team Tardi: skip Tyler Tardi and his brother, Jordan, who’s the second, along with third Sterling Middleton. On Thursday the team qualified for the semi-finals that will be played today (Friday) after they defeated Russia, 7-5, in the day’s first draw. It was their sixth win against two losses in the round-robin portion of the competition with a final draw against Germany scheduled for later in the day (after The Tri-City News’ print deadline). As the lead, Curtis wasn’t in Hawaii to secretly work on his in-turn at the tropical state’s only curling rink, the Ice Palace in Honolulu. He was there to get his head in the game. The 18-year-old Gleneagle secondary school grad, who first cut his curling brush at the Coquitlam Curling Club, is a firm believer in the mental preparation and resilience required to rise to the top of the sport. As a former gold medalist at the BC juvenile boys championship and at the BC Winter Games, a silver medalist at the 2016 BC junior men’s championship and a new addition to Tyler Tardi’s Canadian
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Coquitlam’s Zachary Curtis is the lead on Tyler Tardi’s Royal City/Langley curling clubs’ junior canadian championship rink that is competing at the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen, Scotland. junior men’s championship team, Curtis is well on his way. In fact, Curtis’ whole approach to curling is analytical, since he was first swept into the sport after watching it during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. That’s when he decided he wanted to pursue an Olympic sport and curling would be his avenue. Curtis’ best friend and also a curler, Jacob Umbach, took him under his wing to show him the mechanics and strategies of the sport, but it was the people that kept him going back to the Coquitlam Curling Club. “To be a good curler, you
have to be a good person,” Curtis said. That means being a good communicator, able to receive and dispense constructive criticism without letting ego or personal feelings get in the way. It also requires a healthy balance of sport, work and life. As he climbs curling’s competitive ladder, Curtis works with a sports counsellor to maintain an even mental keel and a yoga instructor to relax. “You have to manage the mental and physical preparation,” Curtis said. “You want sport to be a part of your life, not be your life.” Curtis joined Team Tardi at
the beginning of the season after former lead Nick Meister aged out of the junior ranks. Curtis and Tardi were fierce competitors when he was curling with Coquitlam’s Matthew McCrady, but he respected their ability, liked their team dynamic and thought they would be a good fit. Curtis’ instincts were confirmed when his new teammates stepped up as he dealt with the loss of a family member earlier this season. “The relationship has to be there,” Curtis said. “Once you set the team foundation, the curling just happens.” Indeed it does, culminat-
ing with the team’s second Canadian junior curling championship in Shawinigan, Que., in January. That earned them the trip to Aberdeen, where Curtis hopes he’ll be able to help his new mates amend their crushing defeat at the 2017 world junior championship in Gangneug, South Korea, when a loss to Norway in a tiebreaker sent the team home without a medal despite finishing second in round robin play. A link to the World Junior Curling Championships, including video feeds and the latest results, can be found at worldcurling.org.
Zachary Curtis says his success on the ice is bittersweet this season as the curling club where he first learned the sport is set to close. The Coquitlam Curling Club, at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, will cease operations after the last rock is thrown early this spring. Its members will be integrated into the Port Moody Curling Club and the ice sheet will be converted to the recreation facility’s third rink for hockey, ringette, figure and public skating. Since the club was formed in 1963 it’s produced several top curlers and in 2016 it hosted the Scotties BC women’s championship. Curtis and Sean Habkirk, whose team will compete for the boys U18 provincial championship in Salmon Arm March 13 to 18, are the next generation of the club’s curling success. Curtis said the club’s situation as part of a full-service sports and leisure facility that includes a fitness centre and pool offers a unique opportunity for ambitious curlers to become better all-around athletes. “It has a really great energy,” he said. email@example.com
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Hall seeks nominees The Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame is looking for a few good athletes. Nominations are being accepted until April 7 for the next class of athletes, coaches, volunteers and teams to be honoured for their accomplishments and contribution to sport in the city. Inductees into the hall, which is located in the lobby of the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, are Coquitlam na-
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Happy Birthday to our Lovely Mom, Louise Bailey, who turns 90 on March 15th!
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Lehigh Cement, a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited is part of the Heidelberg Cement group, one of the largest building materials companies in the world. Lehigh Cement is currently looking for production Labourers to perform a variety of tasks at the Portland Cement manufacturing plant in Delta BC. This is an entry level role with opportunity to advance from Labourer to a role as Plant attendant/operator. The position requires the person to be in good physical condition as they will perform manual tasks within a variety of conditions. The successful candidate will possess good trouble-shooting and observational skills, be able to communicate effectively, and be prepared to follow safe work practices. â€˘ Labourer hourly rate: $37.01 â€˘ Plant Attendant hourly rate: $42.53 Apply by March 16, 2018 to: Charlene Leach, HR Generalist Lehigh Cement, 7777 Ross Road, Delta BC. V4G 1B8 604.952.5614. Charlene.Leach@lehighhanson.com
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The Best Rentals Coquitlam has to offer! Live Better in Coquitlam. Large 1 & 2 BR Suites. Smoke free. LVP floors. Heat & hot water.
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HOUSES FOR SALE
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1010 6th Ave. New West. Suites Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref req. CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
NO JOB TOO small! Serving Lower Mainland 26 Yrs! â€˘Prepare â€˘Form â€˘Place â€˘Finish â€˘Granite/Interlock Block Walls & Bricks â€˘Driveways â€˘Stairs â€˘Exposed Aggregate â€˘Stamped Concrete â€˘Sod Placement Excellent Refsâ€˘WCB Insured 604-657-2375/604-462-8620
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DRYWALL COMPLETE DRYWALL Renovations: Residential/Commercial Repairs/Ceiling Repairs Texture Removal Reasonable Rates All work guaranteed Call 604.363.9732
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Boarding & Taping, Good Rates! Reliable, Free Est. Renoâ€™s & Small Jobs Welcome! Call Gurprit 604-710-7769
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REAL ESTATE WANTED WANTED: Fixer-Upper houses and properties incl. condos/ townhouses in any condition (private investor) Please call Ali @ 604-833-2103
320-9th St, New West Suites Available. All suites have balconies, Underground parking avail. Refs. req. Small Pet OK. CALL 604-715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
COMMERCIAL PORT COQUITLAM: 775 - 3,000 sq ft, ground floor commercial area. Facing onto city park. 2 blocks from Lougheed/ Shaughnessy intersection. Call 604.464.3550
Electrical Installations Renos & Repairs. BBB Member.
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â€˘ House Demolition & â€˘ House Stripping. â€˘ Excavation & Drainage. â€˘ Demo Trailer & â€˘ End Dump Services. Disposal King Ltd.
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Paver stones, Hedges driveways/patios, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, yard/perimeter drainage, jack hammering. Old pools filled in, concrete cutting.
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CEDAR & CHAIN LINK FENCING Where quality matters more than quantity. Reasonable rates Free estimates Call Marv (604) 462-0408
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.
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Interior & Exterior Specialist .
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HOME SERVICES PAINTING/ WALLPAPER
RENOS & HOME IMPROVEMENT CONSTRUCTION
Int/Ext Painting â€˘30 yrs exp. Exc rates. Weekends avail. Refs. Keith â€˘ 604-433-2279
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PAVING/SEAL COATING METRO Blacktop Co. Ltd. New & Old Driveways. Repairs â€˘ 604-657-9936
RENOS & HOME IMPROVEMENT
A-1 Contracting. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting, decks and more. Call Dhillon, 604-782-1936
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Cooked Free Range ChickenWhole
New Pacific Supermarket
Effective from March 9 - March 12, 2018
Singo Pears 8’s (Case)
Green Grape Seedless
Taiwan Cabbage 台灣椰菜(高麗菜)
Japanese Sweet Potato
Beef Veal Brisket
Yamasa Soya Sauce 1.89L
Shirakiku Premium Sesame Oil 1.65L
QinZhou Huang Millet 500g 沁州黃小米 $
Hup Seng Special Cream Crackers 428g 合成較較餅
Mandarin Egg Tofu Tube 245g 中華玉子豆腐
2 for$3.09 /EA.
Searay Cooked Shrimp Meat
Sunrise Medium Firm Tofu 454g 日昇紅盒豆腐
Searay Leather Jacket
Nissin Fz. Udon/Ramen
I-MEI Honey Cake
200g - varieties
Superior-5 Spice Flav Pressed Tofu 頂好-五香豆乾 $
Lean Pork 瘦肉
Superior-Unsweetened/Sweetened Soy Drink 3.95L 頂好-淡豆漿/甜豆漿 $
Fowl Chicken for Soup 煲湯老雞
Largest Selection of Locally Grown Vegetables From Our Own Farm! 604.552.6108
(Located in Henderson Mall)
Offers valid from March 9 - March 12, 2018. Quantities and /or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in store, no rain check or substitution. Advertised prices and product selection may vary by store, New Pacific Supermarket reserves the right to limit quantities, descriptions take precedence over photos. We reserve the right to correct any unintentional errors that may occur in the copy or illustrations.
Northern Ave COQUITLAM CENTRE
Unit 1056, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Natural Honey Farm Honey 750g ＮＨＦ純正蜜糖
Sekka No 1 Premium Rice 15lb
The High St
Published on Mar 9, 2018