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TRI-CITY NEWS Is it really ‘barbaric’?

Putting art on the map

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Camila Botero is one of the Coquitlam College students who are working to make 1,000 origami cranes in the school foyer to raise money for Japanese tsunami relief. “Rebuild soon,” reads an unsigned paper crane while another carries the message: “I know your heart is broken and we are thinking and praying with you, for you.” For more on the school’s relief efforts, see story, page A14.

JUSTICE DENIED – PART TWO “Only a sucker would pay a speeding ticket without a fight.” That’s the prevailing wisdom among repeat road offenders, drivers who use delays in the B.C. court system to get out of paying fines on traffic tickets. See page A3

Mats will be back Funding found to run shelters again in fall By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

This mor ning, Tri-City churches shut their doors on the final night of the cold/wet weather mat program to shelter the homeless for the winter. But after months of uncertainty about the future of the program, its director says he has now secured funding to run the 30-person shelter for one more year. Rob Thiessen is the director of the Hope for Freedom Society, which has operated the mat program in five Tri-City churches since 2007. He told The Tri-City News last October that by March 31, 2011, when the shelter mats would be put away for the sea-

are 29 storeys not 1, 2, 3... 5? When 29 storeys? The story: A8 son, the program would have exhausted all of its federal funding and new funding to tackle the area’s homeless problem would have to be found quickly. But Thiessen told The News this week that the federal government has offered to restore funding for the Tri-City shelter mat program for another year. “We haven’t got the final contract signed but Service Canada has extended the mat program for one more year,” he said. “We were hoping for something a little more permanent but we’re going to have to wait for that.” More permanent, Thiessen said, doesn’t necessarily mean longer term funding for the mat

program but, rather, a solution such as a semi-permanent shelter to house the homeless until the permanent shelter planned 3030 Gordon Ave. in Coquitlam is built. The current five-month mat program rotates monthly between five Tri-City churches — St. Andrews United Church in Port Moody, Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, Calvary Baptist Church and the Alliance Church in Coquitlam and Northside Foursquare Church in Port Coquitlam — and is staffed by outreach workers with the Hope for Freedom Society as well as church volunteers. see FEWER PEOPLE, PEOPLE, page A8


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PART THREE: Court delays are a disincentive for repeat road offenders to pay traffic fines

Defence on the offence due to delays Third in a five-part series

TRAFFIC FINES

By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

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nly a sucker would pay a speeding ticket without a fight. That’s the current street wisdom circulating on web discussion forums where motorcycle and car enthusiasts trade tips on how to beat their traffic tickets in B.C.’s congested courts. And they often point to the case of Michael Podger. The Kelowna heavy equipment salesman was ticketed by police in November 2007 for making an illegal lane change without signalling. He disputed the ticket but delays in the court system dragged the case until January 2009, when Podger — representing himself — successfully persuaded a judge to toss out his ticket on the grounds that his right to justice within a reasonable time had been violated. Since then, others — often repeat speeders BLACK PRESS — have been boning up on constitutional law to challenge their own tickets. If it takes lon- By 2010, a backlog of 58,000 disputed traffic tickets had built up in British Columbia’s court system, ger than 10 months for their ticket dispute to meaning some speeders are getting off without a fine due to delays. be heard, they can make a strong case for a judicial stay of proceedings, citing Podger’s More staff to enter tickets and schedule hearcase and other rulings as precedent. ings would help, she said, but staffing priority The jam up of traffic tickets is just one It’s not necessarily a slam dunk. goes to the areas of greatest need — criminal Challengers have to prove they were ready more symptom of a court system in crisis cases and serious civil or family law cases. to proceed on each appearance date; in other in B.C. ICBC officials note more than 60% of tickets By 2010, an immense backlog of 58,000 dis- disputed are upheld in court, although that’s words, it was the system, not their own footputed traffic tickets had built up. dragging, that caused the delay. down from 68% found guilty five years ago. The Provincial Court of B.C., in its They also have to show they suffered prejAnd when ticket challengers win, B.C. udice from the delay. The judge in Podger’s Justice Delayed report, blamed staff cuts municipalities lose. Cities get $63 million a at the ticket-processing centre year in traffic fine revenues shared by the case agreed he experienced stress in downtown Vancouver for the province to help with policing costs. and was deprived of three days of clog, saying there aren’t enough pay when he took time off employees to input the data and work to prepare his case schedule dispute hearings. and attend court. It’s not just traffic ticket dodgers who are Officials at B.C.’s Ministry of Podger was reluctant emboldened by delays in the system. Attorney General claim the to be interviewed by Accused criminals and defence lawyers problem is in decline, with increasingly see a chance to quash cases Black Press but said he the backlog easing to 52,000 based on delay, particularly when they see has used the delay artickets as of January 2011. gument several times their trial date set 16-plus months away and But ICBC statistics show the stacked with multiple other trials on the to persuade authorinu umber of traffic tickets being same day. ties to cancel his traffic diisputed has steadily crept up tickets. He has also coached There’s less incentive to plead guilty — — from about 11% until 2007 to even when the case against the accused looks more than a dozen other moA Black Press 15% in 2010. More than 75,000 air-tight — or accept an early plea bargain 15 torists on how to use the case special series violations were disputed last offer from the Crown unless it’s attractive. law. investigating the year — 20% more than five years “Most of the time it gets The Justice Delayed report warned the congestion and earlier. stayed,” Podger said. “I’m the only growing case backlog and lengthening delays delays in B.C.’s They add to the pressure on mean defence lawyers are more motivated to one that’s had to go fight it that I legal system. traffic courts, where justices of know of.” proceed to trial because of the potential for the peace (JPs) hear most chal- charges to get thrown out over delay and, if Surrey lawyer Daryl Brown, lenges, and also to a lesser de- the case does go to trial, it becomes harder to who gave him some advice, said Podger is far from the only driver beating gree to the caseload of regular provincial prove older allegations as witnesses become court judges, who must hear any challenges harder to round up or their memories fade. tickets on the basis of unacceptable delays. “More people are becoming aware of the based on delay because JPs can’t rule on con“The best defence here is to set the thing stitutional matters. ability to make these arguments,” he said. for trial,” said Samiran Lakshman, presi“The ministry is aware of the backlog and dent of the B.C. Crown Counsel Association. “You’ve got guys who aren’t first-timers,” Brown added. “They’ve got a few tickets and is considering its options for ways to reduce “Why would you plead guilty in that environthey’re looking at losing their licence if they it,” said Linda Mueller, a spokesperson for ment? That same type of analysis and advice the Ministry of Attorney General. get any more.” is being provided across the province.”

CATCH-22 IN THE COURTS

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Fines range from $81 for driving on a sidewalk to $598 for driving without insurance. Fines for excessive speeding run from $368 to $483 and police are also now issuing thousands of $167 tickets to distracted drivers who talk or text on cellphones while driving.

Fewer cases being resolved early mean even more pressure is piled on a system already creaking under intense backlogs. “It’s a bit of a catch-22 for the system,” Surrey defence lawyer Marvin Stern said. “The system starts using its resources in hearing these delay applications.” Stern said delays have worsened over the past year. He sometimes shows up to court in Surrey to find his client’s trial is one of four slated to go ahead in the same courtroom on the same day. Prosecutors then must decide which trial will proceed and adjourn the rest. That can mean another trial date — sometimes the third one to be set — 20 months or more after charges were laid, a time period that provides strong grounds for dismissal. To avoid that outcome, prosecutors may offer a better plea bargain. Stern gives the example of someone charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level over 0.08 where another trial date adjournment will mean the case will almost certainly be tossed. “They may accept a plea bargain to a charge under the Motor Vehicle Act of driving without due care and attention,” he said. The driver would then pay a $368 fine and get six penalty points but avoid a possible jail term, a criminal record, a one-year driving prohibition, mandatory safe driving course and required use of an ignition interlock system. “It’s a huge advantage to the client,” Stern said. “When the courts are overbooked, Crown are more likely to do that.” Paul Pearson, a criminal defence lawyer in Victoria and local spokesperson for the Canadian Bar Association, said long delays harden the defence bargaining stance. But he rejects suggestions defence lawyers and accused criminals are rubbing their hands in glee over court delays and how they can exploit long waits. “Most people charged with criminal offences stress about that every single day,” Pearson said. “It’s by far the worst thing going on in their life. And they want an answer — yes or no, guilty or not guilty — sooner rather than later. “They don’t make the news. But they’re the ones that are actually paying the price for the delays in the justice system and the lack of judges.” jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Access to legal aid is lacking for those in need By Sheila Reynolds BLACK PRESS

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the midst of a bitter fight for spousal support she never anticipated. She can’t afford a lawyer and turns to legal aid for assistance. A victim of abuse, her situation is complex, but not as difficult as the legal maze that has now consumed her life. “It’s systemic discrimination” against those unable to fund their own justice, she says, adding most in her situation simply abandon the process because it’s so damaging. Between 2002 and 2005, government funding to Legal Services Society of B.C. (LSS) — the provider of legal aid — was cut by 40% and 85 of the legal aid offices in B.C. were closed. Between April 1, 2009 and March 26, 2010, the society saw funding cuts to family law, including dispute resolution and category one criminal law — offences such as breach of

IN QUOTES

“It’s an absolutely essential social service.” Leonard Doust, Public Commission on Legal Aid probation or failure to appear. Immigration and refugee law services were also cut. Some services have since been restored. Five LSS regional offices were closed last spring but were replaced with local agents — private lawyers on contract with the society. And LAWLine, the LSS’s telephone legal advice service, was replaced with an expanded, province-wide call centre. But many feel access to legal aid remains insufficient.

Veteran lawyer Leonard Doust says legal aid should be treated as an essential service. Doust, leading the Public Commission on Legal Aid, headed a recent inquiry into legal aid in B.C. His resulting report, Foundations for Change, released in early March, summarizes that “the overwhelming majority of submissions spoke to the general failure of our legal aid system, the negative repercussions for needy individuals and families, and the consequent adverse impact on our communities and justice system.” The report suggests federal and provincial funding cuts have left the system unable to meet basic needs and that the working poor and marginalized people suffer most. “It is an absolutely essential social service,” Doust said. “Without it, people can be, and indeed they are... deprived of the other essential services in our province, particularly social welfare. It’s like the four-legged chair missing one leg: It falls.”

In addition to making legal aid an essential service, Doust laid out eight other recommendations, which included re-establishing regional aid offices, making more people eligible for aid and giving legal aid workers better pay and support. The legal aid system in B.C. has changed dramatically since its introduction in 1979. While the direction at that time was that legal aid representation had to be provided to those who couldn’t afford it for some areas of law, the rules were changed in 2001 and legal aid is no longer mandatory.

NOT JUST LAWYERS For the most part, the Legal Services Society agrees with Doust’s findings, endorsing the notion that legal aid should be recognized as an essential public service and that significantly more funding is needed. see SYSTEM NEEDS NEEDS,, page A6


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NEW WESTMINSTERCOQUITLAM NDP: Fin Donnelly (incumbent) t Conservative: Diana Dilworth Liberal: Ken Beck Lee Green: Rebecca Helps

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Standing at last election (2008) Conservative 54.6% NDP 22.3% Liberal 14.8% Green 7.6% Libertarian 0.7% For more information on ridings, results and what you need to vote, visit the Elections Canada website, www.elections.ca.

And they’re off: Tri-City candidates gear up By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

It’s a tale of two ridings, one battle-hardened with election-ready veterans game for a fight; the other an uneven contest with three political Lilliputians facing a political giant. But while the scenarios may differ, voters can expect the same clash of ideals and policies that they will see at the national level played out locally. In the meantime, however, the first days of the campaign since the minority Conservative government fell on a non-confidence motion last week have been all about naming candidates, putting up signs, printing brochures and recruiting volunteers. The riding of New Westminster-Coquitlam, where voters went to the polls just over a year ago in a byelection, is the most election-ready, with candidates named for four parties and campaign offices established for three. In fact, Fin Donnelly (NDP) and Diana Dilworth (Conservative) say they have been in election mode since the Nov. 9, 2009 byelection to replace Dawn

Black, now an NDP MLA for New Westminster, and campaign spokesperson for Liberal candidate Ken Beck Lee says his campaign is reusing signs and firing up the same voting machine from last time. Lee has a lot of catching up to do to Donnelly and Dilworth, who topped the polls in the last go around, with Donnelly capturing the seat with 49.6% of the vote and Dilworth following up with 35.8%. Lee came in a distant third with 10.3% of the vote in a riding that stretches from the eastern part of New Westminster to southwest Coquitlam and Port Moody south.

REACHING OUT

“He’s more hands-on than most politicians. It’s not like he’s starting... he’s really continuing a process he’s been engaging in since he was elected,� said Brynn Bourke, Donnelly’s campaign manager. Dilworth said she has been trying to counteract an image she says was inaccurate during the byelection that she was an “invisible candidate� and is driving around in a car with her name on

it and putting out sandwich boards that say the Conservative candidate is in your neighbourhood talking to residents. In the last few days, Dilworth said she has done three interviews with the media but prefers talking directly with residents. Both candidates are using automated phone messages to remind people of the election and social media to let voters know what they are up to. They have offices ready and both are planning official openings this weekend. Lee’s office has just opened, communications manager Mike Milat said, volunteers are being recruited and brochures are being printed. “Because we had the byelection, we’re ahead of the other ridings,� Milat said. Meanwhile, Rebecca Helps is running again for the Green Party without a campaign office but with a web page showing people how to volunteer and donate.

UNEVEN CONTEST

Next door, in the riding of Port Moody-WestwoodPort Coquitlam, the picture is slightly different. As of

press time Thursday, there was no official Liberal candidate running against Conservative heavyweight and Heritage Minister James Moore, and the NDP candidate Mark Ireland is a relative newcomer to local politics. The Green Party is running Kevin Kim, who also has a relatively low profile in the area. Still, Moore’s handlers aren’t taking anything for granted. Signs started going up for Moore in PoCo and Port Moody last weekend, with Coquitlam on the calendar for this weekend owing to that city’s sign regulations. Moore also has a campaign office open and is hosting an open house this weekend. He expects to be visible at high-profile locations such as local malls, his campaign manager said, where he will be meeting the public and handing out leaflets. Barb Haidn said Moore will occasionally be asked to lend his considerable profile to other Conservative candidates and will be visiting other ridings to shore up support but will also be going door to door in his own riding to make sure the voters know who he is and why he is

running again. The NDP’s Ireland expects to run an efficient campaign via his website, where people can contact him to donate or volunteer. Ireland said he has already received support from provincial NDP lead-

ership frontrunner and Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain MLA Mike Farnworth. Ireland said he plans to do some mainstreeting and door-knocking in Port Coquitlam, where the NDP has traditional support.

As for the Liberal candidate, expect a name to be forthcoming soon, said riding president Ron McKinnon. The Green Party candidate wasn’t available to speak before press time. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Land Use Committee Notice MEETING Land Use Committee WHEN Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 7pm WHERE Brovold Room, City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC The Land Use Committee will hold a public meeting to consider the following applications: 1. Application Type: City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw 1988, No. 1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 201, 2011, No. 2882 Applicant: City of Port Moody Purpose: To amend the City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw to prohibit smoking clubs in the City of Port Moody.

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2. Application Type: City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw 1988, No. 1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 202, 2011, No. 2883 Applicant: City of Port Moody

Notice for Residents of Ioco Road up to April Road

This procedure causes pressure uctuations, some discolouration and sediment in the water reaching your home or business. These conditions last for a short time, and do not pose a health hazard. If your water appears discoloured run a cold water tap, preferably your bathtub faucet, until the water clears. City staff will try to minimize any inconvenience. For more information, call Operations at 604.469.4574.

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The City of Port Moody is performing uni-directional watermain cleaning in the areas shown on the map starting April 4, 2011.

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PROPOSED LAND USE AMENDMENTS 2188 PITT RIVER ROAD

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Dawn Sheirzad is proposing to amend the OfÀcial Community Plan designation and zoning of 2188 Pitt River Road in order to construct a threeunit inÀll townhouse Designated Townhouse Residential (RT) Designated on a large, irregularly Institutional (I) PITT RIVE shaped parcel in a RR D PITT RIVER RD PITT RIVER RD small lot residential PITT Proposed OCP RIVE R RD neighbourhood DesignationTownhouse Residential (RT) (see attached map). The City invites Designated Small Lot Residential (RSL) the community to LOBB AVE provide comments on the proposal and Designated Residential (R) PENNY PL ask they submitted by April 15, 2011. For more information, please go to our website at www.portcoquitlam.ca/ developmentapplications or contact us at: MARY HILL RD

But the chair of the society also believes a fundamental shift is necessary in the way legal aid — and those using — is viewed. Access to justice is often examined from the perspective of judges and lawyers, says Mayland McKimm, but when seen from the perspective of those caught up in the system — often against their will — the view is much different. “It is essential that we look at the justice system from the bottom up, not the top down, in order to understand its relevance to the resolution of legal problems that people face in their lives,” the longtime family and criminal lawyer told members of the Law Society of BC in early March. He said in consultations with more than 100 people, it was found many legal aid users had more immediate and basic hurdles to get past — child care, poverty and transportation issues — before they could begin to worry about getting a lawyer. For many, especially in remote communities, the biggest barrier to justice is just being able to get to the courthouse. “What does it matter if there are more lawyers, or that they all agree to slash their fees, if a single mother looking for child support has no one to look after her kids while she’s in court?” he asked, suggesting improving accessibility — like having more flexible court schedules or daycares in the courthouse — would go a long way to improving the legal aid system. A second significant component to access to justice, said McKimm, is helping people understand how the legal system can assist them and making them less afraid of the process in general. This could be achieved by integrating legal services with trusted social services, he said, instead of sending people to lawyers. “We were told more than once that arming the travelling community health nurse, the local social worker or an aboriginal elder with information about child protection law or welfare rights — and a list of who to contact for help — was more important than having a lawyer available,” said McKimm. Financially, he said, LSS is working on reducing the cost of large criminal cases so that more resources are available for access to justice initiatives. “If we can lessen the resources — financial and judicial — that the gunsand-gangs cases eat up, there may well be more resources available for access to justice initiatives and legal aid,” said McKimm.

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OPEN HOUSE – THURSDAY APRIL 7, 6-8 PM Gathering Place, 2253 Leigh Square In consultation with the community, a new Corporate Strategic Plan has been developed to guide decisions on the community’s direction. Come learn about the draft Corporate Strategic Plan, talk to staff and provide your feedback.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3759 Monday, April 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC General purpose of the Bylaw: To amend the Zoning Bylaw to facilitate a 114-unit townhouse development at 843, 867, 889 and 913 Dominion Avenue. Location of Land to be Rezoned: - see accompanying map Civic:

843, 867, 889 and 913 Dominion Avenue

Legal: Lot 12, Block 6 North, Section 5, Range 1 East, NWD, PL 22835; Lot 9, Block 18, Section 5, NWD, PL 19372; Lot 10, Block 6 North, Section 5, Range 1 East, NWD, PL 19372; Lot 11, Block 6, Section 5, NWD, PL 19372 Inspection of Documents: A copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected in the Corporate OfÀce, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, except Saturdays, Sundays, and any Statutory Holiday, until April 11, 2011 inclusive. Further information and a larger map can be seen at www.portcoquitlam.ca/getinvolved and further details can be obtained from the Development Services Department at 604-927-5442. Also available for inspection is the “Zoning Bylaw, 2008, No. 3630” (which would be amended by the proposed Bylaw) and various reports and plans referring speciÀcally to the purpose of the amending Bylaw. Public Participation: At the hearing the public will be allowed to make representations to the Council respecting matters contained in the proposed Bylaw. All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw. After the Public Hearing has been completed, Council can no longer receive additional or new information on this application. Susan Rauh, CMC Corporate OfÀcer 604-927-5421 corporateofÀce@portcoquitlam.ca

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The approximately $80,000-a-year church mat program, which now picks up and shelters on average fewer than 10 people per night, is “pretty close to running its course,” Thiessen said. Now is the time to

craft a more stable and efficient housing solution, he said. “There’s going to be some years before [the 3030 Gordon Ave. shelter] gets built so we’re looking at some other alternatives.” Among those, he said, was the idea of a village made up of shipping

containers converted into living units, which was unable to find approval in the Tri-Cities last year. “We’re still poking around at some other alternatives of which I can’t be terribly specific about right now,” he said. Regardless of what

form those alternatives might take, they will target a much smaller homeless community than the current 30-person shelter mats. And that’s good news, said Thiessen. “The first year we started, the shelter was fairly well attended,” Thiessen said. “There

was more homeless then. We were counting 215 homeless in the region then and the last time we counted last September we counted 72. So that’s a tremendous dip in the homeless population.” Thiessen attributed the dip to the success of the church mat program

and Hope for Freedom outreach workers, saying that, by his estimates and those of the Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group, someone who uses the mat program is three times more likely to find permanent housing than a homeless person who doesn’t. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

Highrise: 29 or 25 floors? Best Prices in Port Moody! By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

An illustration of the buildings proposed for the southwest corner of Pinetree Way and Glen Drive in Coquitlam. Centre area because of the ground conditions,” McIntyre told the committee. Council will receive an update soon from the city planning and engineering departments on pile driving operations, and neighbours will be

contacted about the work before it starts, McIntyre added. Coun. Brent Asmundson said he wasn’t thrilled with the M2 design: Too many new buildings in Coquitlam are being constructed with straight lines. “I

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A development company says it’s building a 29-storey tower in Coquitlam City Centre but city staff say it’s only 25 floors. So where did the other four levels go? They’re there but invisible, Jim McIntyre, C o q u i t l a m ’s g e n e r a l manager of planning and development, said yesterday, noting Cressey Development Group’s proposed highrise for the southwest corner of Pinetree Way and Glen Drive won’t have fourth, 13th, 14th or 24th floors. In some cultures, those numbers are considered bad luck. “It’s a common practice to exclude them,” McIntyre said, adding, “I guess it’s part of our changing community.” Aversion to or fear of the number 4 — called tetraphobia — is a superstition in Asia; in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, the word for four sounds like the word for death. Moreover, 14 and 24 are also avoided because they contain the number four. In some residential buildings, those numbers are replaced with floors 3A, 13A and 23A, and in Hong Kong, developers often skip floors from 40 to 49. As a result, floor 39 is followed by floor 50. In Western cultures, 13 is generally considered unlucky. Cressey’s plans, which were approved by the city’s land use committee Monday and are expected to be given final reading and a development permit by council next week, show a concrete 169-unit re s i d e n t i a l h i g h r i s e called Metropolitan 2 and an adjoining nine-storey office building, each with retail space at the base. The project, if approved, would tie into the Evergreen Line along Pinetree Way and form part of the new and growing City Centre commercial core. But some councillors questioned the amount of pile driving needed for the two buildings — a source of contention for area residents and businesses. The constant thud of machines in City Centre generated many noise complaints last summer. City staff have looked for ways to lessen the impact with different equipment but “we are finding the alternate technologies aren’t all that applicable here in the City

would like to see some uniqueness and ‘wow’ going on,” he said, referring to the city’s push towards a “wow-factor” appeal in architecture and beautification. The number of parking spots for M2 didn’t please Coun. Neal Nicholson. Cressey is asking for 41 fewer parking spaces than zoning requires — an 11% variance allowed by the city for projects in transit-oriented hubs. The City Centre plans permit up to a 30% reduction, McIntyre said, as the city and developers don’t want to under-utilize the land. Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the city’s land use committee, said the city needs a review of its parking ratios for new buildings, a study that McIntyre said is already in the works. Representatives for Cressey did not immediately return a call for comment. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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T h e i n t ro d u c t i o n of green cart kitchen waste collection in Coquitlam last f all should not increase the number of bear sightings in the municipality this summer, according to the city’s Bear Aware co-ordinator. Drake Stephens told The Tri-City News that while compostable waste such as meat and dairy will no longer be sealed in plastic garbage bags, he does not believe it will make any real difference in the number of bears that wander into residential neighbourhoods. He said bears can smell attractants from miles away, regardless of whether they are sealed in a bag. “We are still putting out the same stuff, it is just going into a different can,” he said. “If it is done right, it shouldn’t add any more

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problems.” But he said it’s important that residents keep their compostables indoors until collection day. He added that some people use odourless containers to store their kitchen waste while others put it in empty ice cream buckets and freeze it. One thing people

baggy,” he said. “On collection, day I put it in my container and it barely has time to thaw, let alone smell by the time they pick it up.” So far, bear season is off to a slow start. Stephens said there have been only a couple of sightings along Victoria Drive in northeast Coquitlam and one incident where a bear was disturbed out of its den by construction. Asked whether the Tri-Cities will have a busy bear season, Stephens said it all depends on the weather. If wet, rainy weather continues into May and June, it is possible that the berry crop will be washed out, forcing bears to find other food sources — including garbage. Warmer weather will mean more berries and an abundance of natural food

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ing the rainforest. As well, if a student struggles with multivariable calculus or Roman architecture, she can get extra help via taped lectures anytime/anywhere from websites. But in order for personalized learning to succeed, we can’t pour cutting edge technology and education into an old structure. Instead we’ll have to, as Prof. Ken Robinson — Sir Ken, as he’s known — has said, overhaul the entire system. Let’s start with: • Class sizes: Personalized learning thrives best in smaller classrooms. Will our government finally make this ongoing issue a priority and reduce class sizes so our teachers and children have the best possible environment to make this work? • Money: This initiative will cost an unthinkable amount of money. So where will it all come from? And will all children benefit equally from personalized learning or will state-of-the-art technology be a luxury for only rich schools with savvy parent advisory committees?

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• The truth about technology: It’s safe to say that technology, under this initiative, will play a vital role in classrooms, virtual and otherwise. Nevertheless, according to the 2006 Educational Testing Service (the developer of the SAT), it was said that for all their ability with technology, “students still don’t seek, find and manage information very well.” Bottom line? No matter how much we pray for an education miracle, technology won’t cure bored teenagers and homework issues will persist because they would rather skateboard and go for a Slurpee than watch an online lecture. Moreover, technology can’t replace the human beings on the front lines who act not only as facilitators but inspire and mentor, too. • Bad teachers: Good teachers make good schools and poor ones simply cost a lot of money. If we’re serious about making 21st century changes in education, we can’t be afraid to poke the bear on this one. A Stanford University professor found that “if the bottom 10% of poor performing teachers could

be axed and replaced with just average teachers, students would improve dramatically on international tests.” Hopefully we’ll get this issue sorted out over the next 50 years or so. As with any educational trend, personalized learning could be a good thing or could really mess things up if it’s embraced, as some educational trends have been in the past, to the extreme and at the expense of tried-and-true methods. Remember the “whole language” debacle of the 1990s that nixed phonics for something oh so much better or, more recently, the confusion surrounding “new math” that had Grade 1 kids solve problems before they knew the fundamentals? Both trends sent two generations of children to learning centres (now a billion-dollar industry) just so kids could learn the basics. Here’s to hoping the powers that be learn from the past and listen to the debates surrounding even this next trend. Tara McIntosh is a Port Moody resident who writes monthly in The Tri-City News.

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the idea that more residents will benefit local businesses. I think they will likely face eviction threats. Why? Businesses that are leasing are at the mercy of their landlords. Some landlords may want to sell out to a developer who want their property for redevelopment. Vincent Lizee, Coquitlam

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The escalating carbon tax is the mechanism to achieve this goal. Documentation provided by Metro Vancouver during the public consultation for the RGS forecasts that we will be unable to meet the GHG reduction targets primarily because of business-asusual population (and infrastructure) growth. Until Metro Vancouver tables a truly sustainable regional plan, I hope that Coquitlam city council will continue to dig in its heels. Anything else from Metro Vancouver is irresponsible. D. B. Wilson, Port Moody

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Time to sign up for garage sales Deadline for Coquitlam residents to register for sale is today Residents across the Tri-Cities will be excavating their dusty storage rooms and the dark recesses of their basements as they prepare for city-wide garage sales later this month. The annual sale gives people an opportunity to get rid of their old stuff and make a few dollars all while avoiding dumping their unused items in the Metro Vancouver landfill. “We want people to

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Coquitlam); • Share Family and Community Services Society thrift store (2404 St. Johns St., Port Moody); • and the SPCA Thrift Story (1071 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). Coquitlam will also be holding its garage sale on April 16. Those who participate still have time to register today (April 1) and forms can be downloaded from the city’s website (www. coquitlam.ca) or picked up at city hall (3000

Guildford Way). Some acceptable items include furniture, vehicle tires, appliances (not containing CFCs), mattresses and box springs, barbecues and propane tanks, tree stumps, concrete and glass windows and mirrors. To set up an appointment, call 604-529-4011. While it is too late to register for Port Moody’s city wide garage sale, residents are still encouraged to check out what’s on sale when the event takes place April 9 and 10.

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Thieves deterred by bait car program, says ICBC By Gary McKenna

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Thieves are thinking twice about stealing cars in the TriCities, according to the latest ICBC statistics, which show a dramatic decrease in auto theft since the introduction of the bait car program. Figures released by the insurance corporation show that since 2003, the number of stolen vehicles has dropped 81% in Coquitlam, 75% in Port Coquitlam and 80% in Port Moody. There were also significant reductions in 2010, with Coquitlam showing a 33% drop over 2009 numbers, while there was a 20% decrease in PoCo and a 43% decrease in Port Moody.

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While the bait car program is credited for much of the overall improvement to the auto crime stats, Lindsay Olsen, the media relations person with ICBC, said motorists are doing their part to reduce thefts as well. “We want to thank the 60% of B.C. drivers who have immobilizers in their vehicles,�

she said in an email. “[The devices] reduce the chance of theft by at least 80%.� Across the province, vehicle theft is down 65% since 2003 and 22% since last year. But while auto theft is down significantly police said the number of trailers stolen annually has remained constant. Police are hoping to replicate some of the success officers have had with the bait car program with its new bait trailer program, which was announced on Thursday. With the introduction of trailers the bait vehicle program now includes cars, motorcycles, ATVs, boats and snowmobiles. For more information go to www.baitcar.com. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Coq. men charged in sex assault Three men, including two from Coquitlam, have been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault last week at the Renegades clubhouse in Prince George. Mounties were called to the residence on the 1500 block of Fir Street on March 24, the same day the victim, an adult female, is alleged to have been attacked. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Craig Douglass said the three accused are not members of the Renegades biker gang but are suspected to have peripheral ties

to organized crime. Charged are Albert Donald Piche, a 31-year-old police claim is an associate of the Game Tight Soldiers in Prince George; Julian Niskakoski, 19 and Adam Andrew Boyd, 21, both of Coquitlam. Douglass said Boyd is “linked via police files to Hells Angels members in the Lower Mainland.� Police also believe the Renegades are a Hells Angels puppet club. Niskakoski has no direct association with the Hell’s Angels, Douglass said. newsroom@tricitynews.com

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Mayors begin new hunt for TransLink cash ‘Hostile’ public reaction expected to tolling, other ideas Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

A new search is underway for fresh pots of money to finance TransLink’s vision to expand transit across Metro Vancouver. And it will include a hard look at ways to collect more cash from motorists while simultaneously encouraging transit use and controlling congestion. “People’s gut reaction to some of these will be extremely negative and hostile,� predicts North Va n c o u ve r D i s t r i c t Mayor Richard Walton, who chairs the Mayors Council on Regional Transportation. Road pricing, regional tolling or a yearly vehicle levy are among the potential options, he said, and each comes with multiple different variations. A vehicle levy – which TransLink briefly proposed last fall but shelved – could charge more or less each year depending on engine size, carbon footprint or mileage driven. Tolling schemes can apply to just specific lanes rather than the entire system, or tolls could vary depending on the time of day to encourage travel at offpeak hours. “There’s a whole supermarket of options you can look at,� he said. Walton hopes public attitudes soften as people realize they may be able to change how they travel and avoid paying tolls, or choose to pay and benefit from improved travel times. “People need to see a connection between any

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TransLink hopes you’ll use your Compass to get around Metro Vancouver in the future. That’s the name of its planned smart card that will replace all existing passes, tickets and eventually cash for fare payment. Compass beat out Starfish and TPass – other names that had been shortlisted from more than 56,000 suggestions. The winner of the naming contest – Burnaby’s Oleksiy Gayda was drawn at random from among dozens who suggested Compass – receives an iPad and one year of free transit once the new smart card debuts in 2013. proposed tax and a shifting of travel patterns and behaviour in a way that benefits everybody – that frees up road capacity and increases the number of options.� TransLink has

named consultants IBI Group as well as professors from three Ontario universities – Andrew Bevan, Enid Slack and Harry Kitchen – to research options for the mayors.

“We’re casting the net wide looking for best practices,� Walton said, adding the aim is to gain approval on multiple new sources. Mayors last December refused to pass an expansion plan tabled by TransLink’s board that would have seen property taxes jacked significantly as an interim step while other sources are explored. T h e m ayo r s h a d been pressured by the province to okay the tax hike to start paying TransLink’s promised share of the costs of the Evergreen Line, which is supposed to begin construction this year. It’s now back to the drawing board and Walton is canvassing new transportation minister Blair Lekstrom to gauge the Christy Clark government’s willingness to approve new cash streams. The mayors previously wanted TransLink

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Family Day is here again at Place des Arts, with admission by donation to artist events in the gallery (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Tour the current exhibitions by artists Joy Kirkwood and Rose Eysmond and drop in on artist talks and all-ages arts and crafts workshops with the artists. Learn to make 3D art on 2D surfaces with Kirkwood and stained-glass artwork with crayon and wax paper. Spaces fill up fast, so reserve your spot by calling 604-664-1636. For more information, visit placedesarts.ca.

TODAY: Friday, April 1 ART MAPS Vancouver textile artist Bettina Matzkuhn’s solo exhibit Mappa a opens today at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Matzkuhn combines cartography, fabric art and words in these 14 works to describe personal and imaginary journeys. She has been working with textiles for more than 30 years and has animated and directed three award-winning films using textiles for the National Film Board of Canada. She also writes professionally on the arts and is currently a sessional instructor at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

RAH, RAH... RAW! A certified sports nutritionist and raw food chef will extol the benefits of a vegan, raw food diet for improving athletic endurance and reducing recovery time at a Vancouver Raw Food School event in Coquitlam. The pros and cons of carbohydrates, fats and proteins will be discussed alongside tips on effective training, including what to eat before, during and after a workout to achieve optimum performance. Also, learn to make quick and easy raw energy bars, smoothies and delicious dinners. The workshop runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at a cost of $59 plus tax. For more information, including location, call 604-942-4407 or visit vancouverrawfoodschool.com.

GARAGE SALE Eagle Ridge Manor residential care centre is holding a huge, weekend-long garage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting today and ending Sunday at the centre (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody). All of the money raised will go towards activities for Eagle Ridge Manor residents. For more information, call 604-4693219.

INTRO TAROT 101 Join psychic Sharron Basanti for the first of a six-session tarot reading course at the Oasis Wellness Centre (upstairs at 1111 Austin Ave., Coquitlam). Bring your own Rider Tarot deck, available at Reflections Books (downstairs from Wellness Centre) and learn to do your own tarot reading and those of others. Cost for each Sunday session is $25 and there will be no class Easter Sunday. For more information, call 604-813-3564.

TOYS COME TO LIFE Kids of all ages are invited to bring their favourite toy — stuffed animals, dolls, Lego, action figures — to star in its own stopmotion animated YouTube video at Koko’s Activity Centre (3210 St. Johns St., Port Moody). Costs for the drop-in workshops vary from $5 to $10 depending on the length of the video you want. The workshops run from 4 and 8 p.m. For more information call Koko’s at 604-469-3357 or visit kokos.ca.

TENNIS INVITATIONAL Coquitlam Tennis Club invites everyone out for free food, refreshments and casual tennis fun from 1 to 4 p.m. at its open house event at the courts (1240 Pipeline Rd., Coquitlam). Previous and prospective club members can find out more about this year’s programs for adult, senior and junior members. For more information, email Ray Lebrun at publicity@coquitlamtennisclub. org.

COQUITLAM CARNIVAL The carnival is in town this weekend at Coquitlam Centre mall (2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, southwest parking lot). From noon until 10 p.m. today and Saturday, and noon until 8 p.m. Sunday (weather permitting), kids of all ages can enjoy the West Coast Amusements Carnival Midway. Admission to the fair is free but the rides and games are not. A six-ride ticket bundle is $13 including tax and is available at Coquitlam Centre’s guest services department. For more information, call 604-464-1414 or visit westcoastamusements.ca.

KINDER READING Help your pre-schooler get ready for kindergarten by building pre-reading skills and learning the alphabet with fun tips and activities at Port Moody Library (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). This free drop-in event runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is open to children ages three to six years with a parent or caregiver. For more information, call the library at 604-469-4577 or email askthelibrary@cityofportmoody.com.

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Fabric artist Bettina Matzkuhn’s new 14-piece solo exhibit, Mappa, opens Friday at the Evergreen Cultural Centre with an opening reception on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and runs until June.

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From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the city of Port Moody is hosting a free Community Wellness Fair at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody). Bring the whole family for an afternoon of hands-on workshops, demonstrations, professional consultations and more. Presenters will offer fitness tips, healthy meal ideas, nutrition facts, environmentally friendly cleaning ideas, all-natural beauty products and even pet-health advice. More than 45 trade show exhibitors will be on hand to answer all of your traditional and alternative health questions. There will also be a kids zone with free entertainment.

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HARPING ON THE SEASONS Place des Arts is hosting another in its series of faculty concerts given by PdA’s expert instructors in its Leonore Peyton Salon (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). On Saturday, Harp for All Seasons features music old and new from around the world inspired by the four seasons, including a special Japanese ode to the season of the cherry blossom. Rebecca Blair is the featured harpist and she will be accompanied by other faculty members and guests. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13.50 for adults, $11 for students and seniors and are available by phone at 604-664-1636 or in person at Place des Arts.

Ontario’s Motus O Dance Theatre presents Circus Terrifico, a comedic musical romp for all ages, at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). When three circus performers miss their train, they use every trick in the book — and in their suitcases — to put on an impromptu show to raise money for new tickets. Inevitably, it works and the performers convince the train conductor to be their new ringmaster and together they arrive at the theatre just in time to present their magnificent “Circus Terrifico” — hilarious mini interpretations of their favourite ballets, including Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Tickets for the show are $18 or $14 for children and are available online at evergreenculturalcentre.ca or at the Evergreen box office. For more information, call 604-927-6555. Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to tcoyne@tricitynews.com.


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BOOKS PLUS: In local libraries

From opera to internet Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the TriCities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

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• Know your Human Rights, April 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Poirier branch: Discrimination is all around us and it can interfere with our daily lives — at work, at home and in our leisure time. Robyn Durling from the BC Human Rights Coalition will talk about human rights laws in B.C. and how you can defend yourself from discrimination. Registration is required for this free program as space is limited; call 604-937-4155. • Estate Planning: Building Your Legacy, April 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Poirier branch: It’s important to develop your estate plan to help shape the future and ensure that your wishes remain intact. In this free seminar with financial advisor James Leung, you will learn the value of having an estate plan — beyond a simple will — as well as the four key building blocks for an effective plan. Call 604-937-4155 to register. • Writing a Will (in Korean), April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Poirier branch: Lawyer Judy Park will discuss why you need a will and how to write one. There will be time for your questions. Registration is required as seats are limited. For more information or to register, phone Stella Kim at 604-936-5900 or Shirley Chan at 604-937-3221. • Vancouver Cantonese Opera, April 16, 1 to 4 p.m., Poirier branch: Rosa Cheng and members of the Vancouver Cantonese Opera will present a program in Chinese and English. Chinese opera display, 1 to 3 p.m.; Chinese opera history and performance, 3 to 4 p.m. Seats are limited and registration is required. Call

• One-on-one Internet: Need Internet help? Visit Terry Fox Library for a free half-hour session to get you started. You’ll learn about the internet, Facebook, email and more, and can work on your own laptop or use a library computer. Call 604-927-7999 to book a personalized appointment. • Art displays: Each month, the library features a different artist from the community. Artists interested in displaying their work may contact the library by phoning 604-927-7999. For more information, visit www. fvrl.bc.ca or the Terry Fox Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo.

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• Inlet Book Club (drop-in): This book discussion group meets in the afternoon on the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 6, 1 to 3 p.m., in the ParkLane Room. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer will be discussed at this meeting. Set during the mid 1940s, this delightful novel brings to life numerous characters through a series of letters sent to and from a fictitious author named Juliet Ashton. • Save money with energy meters: Have you ever wondered how much it costs to run your coffee maker, hair dryer or TV? Find out for free, with an energy meter kit available at the library check-out counter. When you plug an appliance into the energy meter, it calculates energy consumption and cost, and measures voltage, current, wattage, kilowatt-hours and standby current. 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.

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Art, qigong and more at Glen Pine Glen Pine Pavilion features arts instruction, wellness information and a little bit of dancing this month. The Coquitlam recreation facility for people 50 and older has a variety of workshops coming up, including: • Classical drawing: Learn to draw on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, from April 6 to June 8. Through a tactile method of drawing from the works of the masters, students learn to analyze and explore the way the masters solved the illusion of three-dimensional form and the poetic beauty of classical realism. All levels welcome. The fee for this class is $45 for 50plus member and $55 for others. • Drawing and watercolour: Glen Pine is offering a painting class Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, from April 6 to June 8 (Tuesday). Learn how to bring more light and shadow into your drawings, which can help you in working with acrylics or watercolours or oils. Drawing in pencil, charcoal and conte will be taught. Students may work solely in drawing on paper or can also bring their paints and canvas to carry over the techniques. New and returning students are welcome. The fee for this class is $76 for 50plus members and $86 for others. • Introduction to medical qigong: On Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., from April 5 to June 7, there will be a spring evening energy circle, a workout that integrates breathing techniques with movement, creative visualization and spiritual intent to improve one’s health. The fee for this class is $45 for 50plus members and $55 for others. • Glen Pine Live presents Twice Shy: On April 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Twice Shy will deliver the spirit of the 1950s and ’60s. The characters of Donna and Peggy Sue will dance and sing, and hot appetizers and refreshments will be served between 7 and 8 p.m.; as well, there will be a cash bar. Fee is $18 for 50plus members and $23 for others. To register for any of these programs, call 604-927-6940. Glen Pine Pavilion is located at 1200 Glen Pine Crt.

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Only two more markets You have just two more chances to shop at the Port Moody Farmers Market this spring and one is this weekend. And on Sunday, it’s all about the Birds and the Bees at the market, which is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PoMo rec complex. At this weekend’s market, you can make your own bird feeder for the backyard or balcony. The Wildlife Rescue Association is providing birdseed for feeders as well as information about different birds in local neighbourhoods. Bird feeders will be made out of recycled milk cartons or milk jugs, so save them from your recycling or use one at the market. As well, shoppers at Sunday’s market can visit the Balcony Bee Ladies to learn how keeping their own mason bees and spruce up their gardens to help save native bee populations this spring. Mason bees are efficient pollinators and are so docile, you never have to worry about stings. Hives are the size of bird houses and will be for sale along with mason bee cocoons on Sunday only. Besides birds and bees, Sunday’s market will feature more fresh produce from the Fraser Valley as well as baked goods and other locally crafted products. The final PoMo Winter Farmers Market will be held April 20. After that, the Coquitlam Farmers Market will retur n to the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot on Mothers Day, May 8, and will every Sunday until Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Coquitlam Farmers Market started as a Community Economic Development project by SFU students in 1996, and has been a gathering place for the community and an outlet for local crafters, bakers, and farmers to sell their goods ever since. Everything you find at Market has been made, baked, grown, or raised in BC. For more information, visit www.makebakegrow.com.

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Learn to cope, share Alzheimer’s journey Classes run for five Wednesdays in Coquitlam A new educational program in the Tri-Cities will help families who are coping with the impact of dementia diagnosis. Shaping the Journey, which begins April 13, is designed for people experiencing the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, as well as a care partner, family member or friend. “It is for people who want to explore the journey ahead in a positive and supportive environment,” says Katherine Guilbride, the First Link co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of BC, which is putting on the series. “Educating yourself will allow you to gain an understanding of what you and your family members are faced with, giving you the skills and confidence to maintain quality of life, both now and in the future.” The program will cover:

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• Coquitlam Skating Club presents “Toys on Ice,â€? 1 and 7 p.m. at the Poirier sport and leisure complex, main arena. Tickets: $12 or $13 for adults, and $7 or $8 for children and seniors. There is a “Skate with the Starsâ€? after the matinee show (special tickets are available for this). For tickets, visit www.skatecoquitlam.com or phone 604760-4252. Tickets will also be available at the door.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting, 7 p.m. in ERH’s ParkLane Room. All interested persons welcome to attend. Info: leave your name and phone number at 604-461- 2022, Local 2907. • Seminar: What makes a company sizzle? Human Resources Strategic Planning: Creating a High Performance Organization. Presented by Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and Sprott-Shaw Community College, 5:30-8 p.m., Port Moody Public Library. Cost: free, but register at www.tricitieschamber.com or call 604-464-2716.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce B2B Forum: Alternative Options for a Changing Economy; check-in 3:30 p.m., forum/networking 4-6:30 p.m., Best Western Coquitlam Inn & Convention Centre, 319 North Rd., Coquitlam. Register at www.tricitieschamber.com or call 604-464-2716.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7 • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., PoCo Inn and Suites Hotel, 1545 Lougheed Hwy. Advance registration is required. Info: www.tricitieschamber.com or 604-464-2716.

FRIDAY, APRIL 8 • Tri-City Singles Social Club presents karaoke, 7:30 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Info: tricityclub@gmail.com.

APRIL 2: MUDTHUDDERS KICK-OFF • First session of Mundy Mudthudders’ informal co-ed walking group, which will be held Saturday mornings; the group is based in Mundy Park’s trails and branches out to other local parks, including Como Lake, Rocky Point, Belcarra, White Pine and Colony Farm, and is for people who share an enthusiasm for the great outdoors and who are already walking at a brisk, intermediate pace for at least one hour. Map books will be provided for a nominal charge and group walks are held rain or shine. Mudthudders meet at 10:15 a.m. Saturdays near the trailhead at the foot of Regan Avenue, adjacent to Hillcrest middle school. Info: mundymudthudders@yahoo.ca or call 604-945-4374.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 • La Leche League Canada-Coquitlam meets at Share Family and Community Services Society, main floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody; doors open at 9:45 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topic: “The advantages of breastfeeding to mother and baby.â€? All women interested in breastfeeding (and their children) are welcome to attend monthly LLL meetings. Info: www.lllc.ca. • Tri-City Christian Women’s Club Luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Afona Peters on “A Gold Medal Finishâ€?. Feature: Arthritis Society education, support and solutions. Reservations: Marie, 604-420-2667 no later than April 11.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 • Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition Tri-Cities committee meets, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library City Centre branch (at city hall). If you ride your bike in the Tri-Cities, meet and work with other cyclists to help promote improved cycling facilities. New participants welcome and monthly meetings are open to all. Info: Simon, 604-4648942. • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group monthly, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. Speaker: Dr. Edmund Paulus, urologist, on a new program called high-intensity focused ultrasound for treating prostate cancer. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to attend and share their concerns and experiences in a confidential atmosphere. No charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm, 604 936-8703 or Ken, 604 936-2998.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.

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Canadians a confident bunch. An overwhelming majority of Canadians are confident about purchasing a new home, according to a new Royal Bank of Canada poll. The poll shows that 90 per cent of Canadians are confident about real estate in Canada as an investment, though rising prices are still a concern. Canadians are quite proud of their real estate prowess. Eighty-five per cent of Canadians feel they are doing a good or excellent job of paying down their mortgages, says the 18th annual RBC Home Ownership study. Nearly three-quarters of Canadians – 73 per cent – believe that they or their family are well-positioned to weather a housing drop, states an RBC release. “Canadians believe in the long-term benefits of owning a home including the value it can provide, both personally and as a long-term investment,” says RBC head of home equity financing Marcia Moffat.

“Last year’s survey showed that people were looking to buy ahead of rising costs. This year marks a return to more normal levels of purchase intentions and recent housing data reflects this move to a more balanced market.” Interest in purchasing a home during the next two years has declined slightly, but remains high overall, as 29 per cent say it’s likely they will buy, the report says. Although down two points from 2010, this number is still higher than any other year since 2006. Homebuyers list rising home prices (26 per cent) as their number one concern about buying a home, followed by rising mortgage rates (22 per cent).

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Steve Lindsay built Lindsay Music, a cavernous Port Coquitlam rock and roll palace, from the ground up with his own two hands. “There was just nothing here when I bought it,” he said. “I put in the windows, the walls, everything.” A n d wh i l e t h o s e hands are more accustomed to pounding drum skins than pounding nails, the six-year work-in-progress near the corner of Kingsway Avenue and Mary Hill Bypass now houses some of the finest rehearsal and recording space in the Tri-Cities. “It’s very personal for me. I built every piece of this place and poured $400,000 of my own money into it,” Lindsay told The Tri-City News over the muffled din of a lone drummer playing along with The Eagles’ Hotel California a behind a door off the main hall. With full-band jam spaces, a digital- and analog-equipped recording studio and a rock school for voice, guitar, bass, piano and drums, Lindsay and his partner Georgie “Bones” Halpern, run Lindsay Music as a full-on music mentoring program, putting Tri-Cities bands on the map and pointing the way for new generations of musicians. And for Lindsay and Halpern, much of that guidance means helping up-and-comers avoid the pitfalls and rock and roll baggage that they admit nearly derailed their own musical careers like it did many of their peers. Which is another fea-

M e t r o Va n c o u ve r ’s u n employment rate spiked to 9.2 per cent last month but one economist says the big increase doesn’t mean the region is slipping back into recession. The Metro jobless rate is up 2.3 percentage points from 6.9 per cent in November and the overall B.C. rate is up to 8.8 per cent in January from 7.0 per cent in November, according to Statistics Canada. Helmut Pastrick of Central 1 Credit Union said the jump looks alarming. But he takes it as an upbeat sign thousands of unemployed people who had stopped looking for work — and weren’t captured by older statistics — are now resuming their job hunt because they’re more confident there’s work to be found. “The labour force participation rate is now the highest it’s been in more than a year,” Pastrick said. “That’s typically viewed as a positive sign. It means more people are looking for work.” Many of those reentering the work force may not be a family’s main breadwinner, he says, but a spouse who works part-time when possible to bring in extra income. M o r e yo u n g e r people are also likely looking again, he said.

Donation A new restaurant opening in the Tri-Cities is getting involved in the community with a donation to the Coquitlam Foundation. Cora Breakfast and Lunch at 3025 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam, is hosting an official opening Thursday, April 21 at 9 a.m. with a cheque presentation for the foundation as well as a symbolic egg cracking for the first omelette cooked at the breakfast and lunch restaurant owned by Samir and Blake Bousaleh.

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Lindsay Music is a local music school/recording and rehearsal space with “zero tolerance” towards drug and alcohol and is geared towards mentoring kids. In the photo, Steve Lindsay adjusts the mixing board while George Halpern, an instructor, looks on. ture that sets Lindsay’s business apart; aside from being an accomp l i s h e d d r u m m e r, recording engineer, carpenter, and business owner, he’s also a certified addictions counsellor. And Lindsay Music is one of the few rehearsal spaces in the Lower Mainland with a clear zero-tolerance policy for alcohol and drug use on the premises. “I built the school with that philosophy because there’s so many musicians in the world

who get captured in all that,” Lindsay said. “Watching our friends die from addictions, watching brilliant musicians die — I’ve seen lot of hardship because of it and if you’re going to make it in this industry today, you have to really work in a healthy way and that’s what we try to pass on to the kids.” And while their focus is on teenagers, it’s not just the young who are coming to study and play at Lindsay Music. “We get three-year-

olds to 70-year-olds,” Lindsay said, laughing as recalled giving drum lessons to a 70-yearold grandmother who needed to learn how to play Ramones songs to join her granddaughter’s punk band. “The daughter couldn’t find a drummer who was reliable and wasn’t a ‘diva’ as she called it, so she got her grandmother, who’d never ever played before.” Drop-in lessons or hourly equipment and

room rentals are always welcome for soloists or bands, but Lindsay Music’s main push right now is on mentoring young players and bands one-on-one, Halpern said. “Right now we get about 40 kids a week coming in through the doors and most have been coming for a few years,” Halpern said. “We mentor them to become a performer. It’s little things like how to walk onto a stage and how to introduce your-

self and your song. These are things you’re not going to learn in most music schools.” And with more than 60 years of experience as session players and touring performers between them, who better to teach the next generation of musicians? “All of my years of lear ning bad habits, I teach them how to avoid,” the self-taught Lindsay said. And that goes for onstage as well as off. tcoyne@tricitynews.com


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2011 PoMo boot camps The city of Port Moody is hosting boot camps for people aiming to get or keep fit. Registered boot camps will take participants outside to challenge their muscles and bump up their heart rate with various exercises and methods of training. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, your instructor will provide modifications to make sure all exercises match your fitness level. The camps run April 4 to 29: Levels 1 and 2 run Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 7 a.m.; Level 3 runs Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 7 a.m. All sessions take place at the PoMo rec complex, 300 Ioco Rd. Cost is $60 per person for eight sessions or $75 for 10 sessions. For more information, view this program online at www.portmoody.ca/signmeup. You can also register by calling 604-469-4556.

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e’re at least three weeks behind this year because of the continuing cold weather, but finally, it’s time to get your early vegetables growing if you want to savour the wonderful fresh taste of new vegetables this spring. Keep in mind, however, not all vegetables can be started early. Many, like bush and pole beans, need warmer soil temperatures for good germination and successful growth. Remember also: At this time of year, you should be using raised beds of eight to 10 inches, and it is essential to have good soil preparation and drainage. Even though many seed catalogues recommend a later start, broad beans can be planted now. These large beans love cooler soil temperatures and mature early in the spring before the weather becomes too warm. If you haven’t tried them before, plant a few this year – they’re delicious. Early brassicas (cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli), can be under way now as well. They do best from seedlings started indoors, but it’s important to use only early varieties at this time of year as they are bred to withstand cool conditions and to mature in early spring weather. Brassicas are lime lovers so use plenty of Dolopril lime in the rows.

If root maggots have been a problem in the past, try drenching the planting holes with a solution of boiled rhubarb leaves and water. It’s worth a try. Lettuce is possibly the oldest, most popular of all vegetables. It will grow under a wide diversity of conditions, but prefers cool growing temperatures of between 50 and 60 F. You can seed it directly in the ground later on, but for early crops, it’s best to transplant seedlings. Leaf lettuce is faster maturing than head types. Try some of the new ‘loose head’ varieties like ‘Buttercrunch’ and for an interesting change, plant some of the new vibrant red-leafed varieties - they really colour up both the garden and a salad bowl. The new red romaine, mesclun salad blends and other interesting lettuce mixes will really spice up your taste buds too. Lettuce plants love high nitrogen soil, so mix plenty of compost and manures in their planting area. Sweet Spanish onions won’t be sweet unless they are in the ground soon. You can seed them directly, but I prefer transplants to save both thinning and time. Many varieties are now available, but remember: some are good keepers while others are not. They all prefer a light, sandy loam and the hottest spot in the garden. In mild climates, bunching onions can be grown almost year round. Varieties like the white ‘Lisbon’, ‘Tokyo’, ‘Long White’ and

‘Stay Green Bunching’ are all excellent varieties. Many gardeners still prefer to use multiplier onion bulbs for some quick greens. I know one lady who plants multipliers in her garden every six weeks year round. Peas are cool croppers as well. It’s a great idea to sow just a few every two weeks until mid-May. Peas prefer a light, loamy soil, and I think you’ll find fewer disease and insect problems if you take the time to keep your soil on the light side. Soil inoculants are a great idea for peas. All you do is sprinkle the dry granules of these live nitrogen-fixing bacteria over the seed before you cover them up. You should find both improved growth and increased yields. By the way, many new varieties of ‘Sugar Snap’ peas are the sweetest, most tender peas that I’ve ever tasted. Radishes, too, should be planted now. They

need a well mulched soil that has very good drainage. If the soil stays too wet, the radishes will split. On the other hand, they need moisture too. If we don’t get lots of rain, water them to prevent them from becoming woody or pithy. There’s nothing worse than a pithy radish! To avoid maggot problems, try raking wood ashes into the seed rows, and never grow radishes where brassicas were grown the previous year. Spinach is another good cold crop. Believe it or not, spinach germinates best at 40 F, so it should be quite happy to go in the ground soon. If you would like to enjoy spinach all season, even during the heat of summer, try the perennial variety ‘New Zealand’. Its seeds are nut-like in flavour and slow to germinate. The most awesome spinach, however, is ‘Red Malabar Climbing Spinach’. It grows like a vine and has beautiful purplish foliage, blue flowers and sweet tender leaves all summer. ‘Malabar’ needs heat and cannot go in until the end of May like most warmth loving vegetables. If you’d like a head-start on other vegetables, such as early potatoes and swiss chard, choose the warmest spot in your garden, make sure the soil is well drained and use raised beds. We can still get some pretty good frosts, so please make sure you have protective coverings like Remay cloth or traditional cloches.

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oach Kyle Williams figures the only missing ingredient currently on the Coquitlam Reds is a sure-fire fourth starter in his pitching rotation. He’s not particularly worried, given the regular season has yet to so much as crack open. “There’s no position we’re weak in,” Williams told The Tri-City News, with the Reds IN QUOTES set to start the 2011 B.C. Premier (16-18) Baseball League campaign April 10 with a doubleheader versus the Vancouver Cannons at Mundy Reds coach Kyle Williams Park, 11 a.m. start. “Last year, I was crying about having no outfielders but that’s not the case this year. I think this team has depth... we have so many bats in our order.” Until a fourth starting chucker is solidified, the veteran-laden Reds should hardly skip a beat with crafty throwers Matt Trimble, Jeff Heidema and Cannons-transfer Jordan Ramirez shouldering the load. Then there are all their heavy hitters, led by third baseman Jordan Varga, who has committed to attend the NCAA Div. 1’s South Dakota State University Jackrabbits starting next fall. Williams expects Varga to be nicely complemented by Grade 10 phenom Max Hollingworth, an outfielder who can hit for average and power while possessing above average speed. Add the catcher tandem of Brent Foreman and Brian Nicholas, who are both expected to add punch in the middle of the Reds’ batting order, and plate production should hardly be a problem for the highly regarded squad. “There’s probably be some games, especially early, that we win 8-5 or 8-6 but you’ll eventually see us win some 3-2, as well,” said Williams, who’s entering his second season as Reds’ skipper after having led the team to a 26-18 record last summer and expects his team to contend strongly for the league crown this campaign. “I think when we look at the standings at the end of the April we’ll get a better idea of where we’re at exactly.” Experience will be on the Reds’ side, with eight players returning to help fill out the squad’s 18-man roster. Six others are graduates of the consistently solid Jr. Redlegs feeder program, while the remaining four are transfer players. BASELINES: Hitting coach guru Henry Somers is back for his 12th season with the Reds and will also work primarily with the infielders. Ex-Red David Kington is the team’s new pitching coach, having spent the last two years in the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization in short relief after being drafted by the MLB squad in the 34th round in 2009. Bill Green will continue to serve as the Reds’ program general manager and will also act as head coach of the Jr. Redlegs.

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Greg Labranche of the Coquitlam Reds is tagged out in a rundown by the White Rock Tritons’ Nate Ackerman during a B.C. Premier Baseball League exhibition game last Sunday at Mundy Park. The Reds open their 2011 regular season April 10 with a doubleheader versus the Vancouver Cannons.

Ravens, Cents at Canada Cup camp Tom Kudaba of the Terry Fox Ravens will be back as head coach of the B.C. Under18 team that will compete in the 2011 Football Canada Cup from July 9-16 in Lethbridge, Alta. Kudaba is among five retur ning members on the coaching staff that guided B.C. to the bronze medal last year at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Also, Bernie Crump of the Pinetree Timberwolves will serve as general manager of this year’s unit.

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Silver for Cheetah in Vegas Hodson Harding of the Coquitlam Cheetahs sprinted to a pair of silver medals at Saturday’s Las Vegas Classic track and field meet at Del Sol high school in Nevada. Harding was second in the men’s 400 metres in a time of 49.15 seconds and teamed with Benjamin Ayesu-Attah and George and Nick Ayin in the 4x400 relay to finish runners up to California state-champion Serra high school out of Los Angeles in a blistering 3:23:69. Also, the Cheetahs’ Miranda Menzies narrowly missed victory in the women’s 800 m after running a personal best 2:21.69, only to finish seven-100ths of a second behind the Nevada state champ, Anna Underwood. Ju s t o u t s i d e t h e medal hunt was Esinem Ayesu-Attah, who was fourth in the women’s 100 m in 12.85 seconds, and Jade Vaughn, who placed fourth in the 300 m hurdles in 46.36 ticks. Anthon Meyer led all Cheetahs’ leapers by placing sixth in the men’s triple jump, with James Linde posting a personal-best 23.27 seconds to take sixth in the men’s 200 m event. In the 1500 m, the Cheetahs’ Lawrence Viola and Erin Cho finished eighth in the men’s and women’s divisions respectively.

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mid-afternoon are best. Try Chironomid, Bloodworm, Big Black, Woolly Bugger, Micro Leach, Sixpack, Dragonfly Nymph, Halfback, Doc Spratley, Baggy shrimp or Zulu. The Fraser River is good for cutthroat and dolly varden. For cutthroat try Rolled Muddler, Mickey Finn, Eggo, Tied Down Minnow, Epoxy Minnow, Flesh Fly, Professor, Lioness, Coachman, Zulu or Chez Nymph. For dolly Varden try Large (#4 to #1) Eggo, Dolly Whacker, Bucktail, Epoxy Minnow, Big Black, Muddler or Zonker. The Vedder River is good for steelhead, dolly varden and rainbow. The Stave River is fair to good for rainbow and cutthroat. The Chehalis River is good for steelhead and cutthroat. The Harrison River is good for cutthroat and rainbow. Hatch Matchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r Fly and tackle is hosting fishing seminars for all anglersthis spring. Call 604-467-7118 for details.

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CLARY, Doris E. (nee Clark) Saturday, March 26th 2011 Born January 1927 Estevan, Saskatchewan, passed unto the Lord, March 2011 in Port Coquitlam, BC. Dorie passed peacefully with her family by her side. She leaves to remember her with joy, her step-daughter Sue (Bob) in California, grandson Rob in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dorie is lovingly survived in BC by nieces Treva and Cyndy (Jeff), nephews Duane (Loretta), Scott (Robynn) & Lee (Sue). 4 great-nephews and 4 great-nieces. From Australia she is survived by her nephew Martin (Carolyn) and family along with many cherished friends. Doris graduated from The Royal Columbian School of Nursing RN, 1948. Dorie spent her life living and travelling in many beautiful cities around the globe. She touched many lives with her joy and love for all. At Dorie’s request A Celebration of Life will be held At St. Stephens Anglican Church, Burnaby, on Saturday April 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm. A tea will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Dorie’s name to Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation

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Steven is survived by his children William (6) and Madison (3), his mom Joanne Wight, his dad Kenneth Paul, sister Carol, brother Richard, nephews Sean, Markus, and Jonathan also greatly supported by Gerry, Pat, Becky, and Justin. Steve will be loved with us always. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday April 5th at 1:30 PM at Grace Church 2606 Kingsway Ave. Port Coquitlam, B.C. “Rest In Peace Bro” A Trust Fund has been set up for William and Madison at any TD Canada Trust Branch, William 234-6435333 Madison 234-6435341 Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

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The Mission Record, a weekly publication serving more than 10,000 homes, has an opening for a fulltime, temporary reporter/photographer. This is a one-year maternity leave replacement, commencing in early July. The successful candidate will provide top-quality work on a wide range of news and feature stories, as well as arts and community coverage and marketingbased supplement assignments. You will be expected to bring your creative talents to readers through concise, accurate and entertaining writing. Strong narrative writing skills will be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, showing keen attention to detail while working well under deadline pressures, and learning in a fastpaced, competitive environment. Your creative talents also show in imagery. Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, and advanced photography skills are required. Basic competency in videography and video editing is expected, along with web-based work. Familiarity with Canadian Press style is important. The Mission Record is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Those interested should submit a resume, writing samples and a cover letter to: The Mission Record Editor 33047 First Avenue Mission, B.C. V2V1G2 or e-mail news@missioncityrecord.com Deadline for applications is April 15/11.

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AUJLASâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; FARMS LTD FARM LABOURERS required 5 or 6 Days/Week 40 or 50 Hours/Week $9.28/Hour Horticultural work such as: Planting, pruning, spacing and harvesting the crop. Employment starts early Julyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;11 Submit your application to: 604-789-5695 or by Fax:604-465-9340 or by mail:12554 Woolridge Rd., Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z1

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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GENERAL LABOUR PRECAST CONCRETE Req. for Surrey precast concrete manufacturing plant. Rebar Tying & Concrete experience an asset. Union position with full beneďŹ ts after qualifying period. Fax resumes: 604-574-1174 or e-mail Marten VanHengel at Marten.VanHengel@ armtec.com LOCAL CHARITY requires regional rep for placement/collection of product displays. Independence/ability to travel, design/execute routes, establish accounts. Reliable vehicle, people skills, inventory control and proven stability a must. Position offers flexibility of self employment, mature applicant preferred. Part time commission based income $20,000+. Inquiries to: brenda@futurefundraising.com or fax 1-877-767-9548.

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MOA Immed. opening available at a busy family practice clinic in Port Coquitlam. This position is perm. P/T (3 days/wk), as well as being available for holiday relief. This is a job share position at the Referral Desk & min. 2 yrs. exp. in a medical clinic is preferred. EMR exp. is also an asset. Please fax or drop off resume to: Burke Mountain Medical, #210, 1465 Salisbury Ave. Port Coquitlam. Fax: 604-941-5622.

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TIG WELDER REQUIRED Fab-All is currently looking for a full time GTAW (TIG) welder. - Must have 3 to 5 years experience. - Work well with others. - Able to read blueprints. - Perform housekeeping duties. - Clean and grind own welds.

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The Port Moody Police Department is seeking a highly motivated individual in the position of Records Quality Control Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager of Police Services, this position ensures completeness and accuracy in maintaining continuity of investigational material and the integrity of reports within the police records management system. See www.portmoody.ca/jobs for further details on this opportunity and our online application process. Please complete all required fields when applying online. Employment with the City of Port Moody is subject to an Enhanced Police Security check and a satisfactory driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract.

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604-842-7730 INCOME TAX. TAJ DAMJI 604-781-0315. Pickup delivery in Tri City Free. Singles $45 Couples $65. No limit on number of slips. MJ ACCOUNTING SERVICE Bookkeeping & Training Corporate & Pesonal tax return HST, payroll and other remittance. Call 604 638 6980

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Sparkle Cleaning Co. Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

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COMPUTER SERVICES

AS A WAY of celebrating our grand opening, Gangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Computer Shop in Port Moody is offering free diagnosis and 10% off any service for new customers. From the most basic computer problems up to the most advanced, we solve it all. gangscomputershop@live.ca 778-373-9261 www. gangscomputershop.com

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CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Retaining Walls *Stairs *Driveways Exposed Aggregate & Stamped Concrete ***ALSO... Interlocking Bricks &Sod Placement -Excellent Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s -WCB Insured

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

STAMPED CONCRETE FPatios FPool Decks FSidewalks FDriveways FForming FFinishing FRe & Re All Your Concrete Needs 30yrs exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured

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Danny 604 - 307 - 7722

The Best Team & Service ! 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

TAX RETURNS Professionally Prepared by CGA Personal and Business Taxes Efile fast refund Very Reasonable Rates

604-468-8889

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UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES


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DRYWALL

BOARDING, TAPING, painting, renovations. Big & small jobs, quality work. Free estimates. Roman 604-931-4132 or 726-4132. FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 J.R. DRYWALL, Specializing in sm jobs, taping & textured ceilings. 35yrs exp. John 604-460-0830

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ELECTRICAL

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent

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GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

Nature’s Choice Environmental Group ** HON’S GARDEN SERVICE ** Lawn Maintenance, Power Raking Trimming, Pruning Garden clean-up New Sod, Weeding. Free Est. 604317-5328 honsgarden@shaw.ca IVY GREEN YARD SERVICE Hedges, pruning, yd cleanup, maint 30 years exp. FREE Estimates. Guar. Work. Calvin 604-992-4633

D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured Residential~Strata~Commercial

(604)671-2746 Free Estimates

Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

(604)465-1311

FENCING

1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. Block retaining wall. Reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212, 604-306-1714 FENCE-IT-RIGHT Installations -604.639.6626 Cedar, Chain Link, Ornamental iron, Vinyl (Insured, Experienced, Competitive Pricing)

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117. PROF. LICENSED & Insured floor layer, laminate, hardwood and tile. Supply and/or install. 604-716-7774

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING Specialists in:

SANDRA DEE GARDEN ESCAPES Certified horticulturist ✦ Spring cleanup ✦ Fertilize ✦ Pruning & shaping ✦ Rejuvenate old soil ✦ Weekly maintenance programs Modern & traditional plant design for newly or renovated garden beds, patios & balcony. Whats growing on in your garden

604 - 761 - 1818

Champion Properties. Gutters, windows, pressure washing & yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388 TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

604 575 5555

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

GARDENING

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

Greg 604-818-0165 Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS • Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

Greg 604-818-0165 Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”

RENO’S & DECKS BY DENNIS Your Renovation & sundeck specialist Certified carpenter 20 yrs exp.

604.720.2853 Fully Insured. Member of BBB.

(604)614-1232 Licenced & Insured

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Remodeling • Decks

www.atclandscape.com

30 Years Experience Licensed - Insured

Champion Properties Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Free Est. 604-230-0627

www.metrovanhome.ca

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★ S S S S

Yard Maintenance Hedge Trimming~Tree Pruning Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding Retaining Wall

Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John

604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ❞ A ALL RESIDENTIAL ❞ * Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

Alberto - 604-461-7679 Cel: 604-319-7671 TOTAL CARE HOME REMODELLING

RENOVATIONS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

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HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it ..... it can’t be done!

Exp’d in over 30 lines of work. For positive results call Robert. 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

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EAGLE TILE A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656

Gary 604-339-5430

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

RAINFOREST DECK & RAIL D Deck Rebuilds & Additions D Vinyl Waterproofing D 10 Year No Leak Warranty D Aluminum & Glass Rails The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!

17607 FORD ROAD, PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY

604-465-3189 NICK’S Landscaping *Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 16 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Free Est. & Ref’s avail. anytime Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510

Sustainable Landscaping Design / Site Preparation Excavation / Retaining Walls Patios / Pathways / Planting Soil Amendments / Mulching

604-616-3285

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

www.proaccpainting.com

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

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Vinyl, Wood and Trex decks, Aluminum and Glass awnings, Wood,Aluminum & Glass Railings D FULLY INSURED D 100% Waterproof Up to 10 year warranty

CALL 604-937-0203

Woodland Decks WDesign & Renovations WCedar Decks WFences WWooden Retaining walls Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.

604-351-6245

PLUMBING

✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

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Nature’s Choice Environmental Group

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MISC SERVICES

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

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MOVING & STORAGE

ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

Miller Plumbing & Drainage Ltd. Installs, h/w tanks, plugged drains, leaky pipes. 10% off 1st time clients Lic’d/Insured. (604)837-2507

❑ Lawnmowing ❑ Lawn Install ❑ Gardening ❑ Yard Clean-ups ❑ Gutter Cleaning ❑ Fertilizing ❑ Power Washing ❑ Hedges/Pruning ❑ Retaining Walls

❑ Delivery ❑ Aeration ❑ Rubbish Removal ❑ Landscaping ❑ Tree Trimming ❑ Snow Removal ❑ Christmas Lights ❑ Odd Jobs ❑ Fences

604.202.1956

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941

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1 ALL IN ONE MOVING Real Prof. - Reasonable Rates For all moving needs 604-779-6022 ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience 604-506-7576 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140 POPEYE’S MOVING & HOUSE CLEANERS 604-783-6454 / 778-895-9027 www.popeyesmovingbc.com SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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PRESSURE WASHING

Call Ian 604-724-6373 TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PAUL BUNYAN * ISA Certified Arborist *Hazard Tree Removal * Crown Reduction & Falling * Stump Grinding *Prune & Hedge Trim * Arborist Reports Insured WCB Free Estimates

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362

Scott 604-891-9967 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca A-1 EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR. Quality job, senior rates, free est, residential, commercial. Refs. 15 yrs exp. No job too small.Call 604-476-0766 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

SEASIDE PAINTING & Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618

BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS

SAVE ON ROOFING New Roofs, Re-Roof, Repairs. Free Est. Refs. * WCB * Fully Insured.

551 TRI CITY TREE SERVICE All Tree Services -- Fully Insured -24 Hrs 604-462-0865

10% DISCOUNT !

RUBBISH REMOVAL

EARTH FRIENDLY RECYCLE-IT!

604.587.5865 www.recycle-it-now.com

EXTRA CHEAP

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

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But Dead Bodies!! 604.

PETS 477

PETS

MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun. April 2 & 3 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1252 Coutts Place (Citadel area) Lawnmowers, Weedeater, pole pruning’s, Oak entertainment center with TV, couch, lamps, misc. PORT COQUITLM

Tri-City Singles Social Club Garage Sale 21 - 2719 St. Michaels St. “Every” Saturday in April

10am to 2pm

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

563

MISC. WANTED

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Cash for some complete scrap cars. 465-7940 or 580-3439.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

bradsjunkremoval.com 359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Champion Properties. Delivered. Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. 604-230-0627 will spread

GARAGE SALES

Port Coquitlam

WINDOW CLEANING

*GENTLEMEN* WINDOW Cleaning Window & Gutter Cleaning. Pressure Washing. Call Micah for a free estimate 604-230-0429

Rubbish Removal Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

Haul Anything...

• Leftover from Hotel Order • 800 Coil 3’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Only 14 left • 10 year warranty Retail $1,499! Liquidation $560 incls. tax. Call: 604.807.5864

604-942-6907

#1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339

Serving Tri City 31 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com

FURNITURE

Tree Service BESTCO ROOFING LTD. Res., Comm. Tar, gravel, torch-on, Sheet Metal, Duroids. Fully Ins. WCB Cov. BBB. All kinds of roofing. New & reroofing. Gill 604-727-4806 or Charlie 604-773-3522

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D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Simar 778-892-1266

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

APPLIANCES

POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.

533

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting Ext./Int. SPRING Special Fully bonded and insured * Seniors Discount Lawns & Landscaping for all Budgets Ask for a Free Quote

TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

JUNK REMOVAL

www.lawnsnmore.ca

HOOT & OWL BE THERE! BUILDING MAINT & REPAIRS LTD. Renovations & repairs Concrete, asphalt, vinyl decks, Roof & gutter repairs Custom bathrooms & tile work. Reliable contractor Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

PETS

COCK-A-POO X POO Pups: Vet ✔ 1st shots, non-shedding, S Sry. $525. 604-541-9163 /604.785.4809. DOG MALE American pitbull x, dogo, 1 yr. old. Only $200. All shots microchipped. 604-614-4721. ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1500. 604-726-3934 GARDEN BIRDS Indian Fantail pig eon $50/pr. Ringneck Doves several colors $30/pr. Mexican Bobwhite Quail $40/pr. 604-542-9535 GERMAN Rottie pups, P.B. no papers. Born Feb.3.1stshots, dewrmd, 4 M. 2 F. $750. Call 604-588-2975. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP. 1 female. $750. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161 JACK RUSSELL PUPPY’S. 2 Female one male. Short legs, smooth coat. Dew claws done. Born Feb 5th. $450. 778-883-6049 MIN PIN, spayed female, 6 years, very clean & smart, must sell. $500. Call (604)794-7347 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com NEWFOUNDLAND pup, P/B. Ready in Apr. $1000 (604)819-1466 No Sunday calls P.B. LAB pups, 10-14 weeks. $400. Vet ✔, dewormed, shots, have papers. (604)796-3669 PUGS, fawn, 3 male, 1 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $500. (604)796-2727/799-2911 ROTTI PUPS large German stock, exc temp, protective, parents to view, 1st shots $700. 604-799-8858 SHIH TZU Bichon pups. 1st shots, dewormed M/$500 F/$550. 604552-4415 or 604-763-7473. SHIH TZU pups,adorable,1st shot, Vet ✓ health guar. hypo-allergenic, nonshed. $495. Call 604-533-8992 VIZSLA PUPS, reg’d, shots, guaranteed. $850. ph, 604-819-2115 or email: vizsla@telus.net YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

for the month of MARCH

LANDSCAPING

The Basement Finishing Specialists * Bathroom Renovations * Drywall * Electrical * Carpentry * Ceremic Tiles * Plumbing * Sundecks * Laminate Flooring * Refs Avail.

101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

Call: 604-725-9574

RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

www.rainforestdeckandrail.com

Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

604-728-5643

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

Over 20 year experience

477

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-533-8992

Robert J. O’Brien

35 years exp. No job too small. 604-710-8184 or 604-941-7988.

• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

PETS

SUNDECKS

When QUALITY Matters

15% DISCOUNT

Residential/Strata/Commercial Repairs.

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“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

No job too big or small

JERRY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE A to Z

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

NO Wood byproducts used Interior /Exterior Renovations & Addition Specialists. 20+ years ‘’Doing it Right’’

Trevor (604)341-1697

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

No job too small Call for your free estimate

604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS

LANDSCAPING

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Home Renovations and New Construction

ATC LANDSCAPE Landscape Maintenance Services • Spring Yard Clean-Ups • Lawn Maintenance • Gardening • Hedge & Tree Trimming • Cedar Fencing

300

WE’RE ON THE WEB

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

- ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS

Ph: 604-469-2331

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ANDY’S LANDSCAPE design/planting/paving/retaining wall/deck/patio/pond/new lawn... 19 years exp. Majored in Landscape Architecture. 778-895-6202 www.andyslandscape.ca

604-616-3285

meadowslandscapesupply.com

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For those who want to transition their lawn & garden to an organic approach. For more details call:

Landscape Maintenance

Call Rod at 778-835-8319

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Organic Jump Start

LAWNS PLUS

Residential/Commercial and Industrial wiring/maintenance No job too big or small Licensed, bonded & insured Contractor # 50123

www.tricitynews.com

Boston Terrier pups, 1M, vet checked, 1st shots, dewrmd, $1,000. 604-868-0446, 814-5014

COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $3000. Picelo $250, Bongo Drums-perfect cond. $275 Call 604-534-2997 FOR SALE 6 piano accordions, from $140 to $500. 2 violins $150. ITS. 604-853-7879.


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

8-10 FT

RENTALS 706

BRENTWOOD Apartments

8069 Nelson St. Mission

604-826-8988

706

St. John’s Apartments

Deluxe 3 Bdrm.

2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody

Gas F/P, D/W, garburator, lndry hook-up, underground prk. Across from Elem. School. Walk to W. Coast Express. No pets.

Cozy apts easy access to SFU. 1 & 2 bdrms from $720. Close to schools, transit, Barnet Beach & park. View suites of Burrard Inlet. U/g pkg, laundry room.

For more information, google us.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

Dragan 778-788-1845

BURNABY

Hyland Manor

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.

751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam Beautiful, large, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $750. Close to Lougheed Mall, transit, parks shopping. Nestled in a park like setting, a must see. Parking, laundry room. For more info & viewing call

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HOMES WANTED

www.aptrentals.net

Cedar Grove Apartments

Coquitlam, 1 bdrm $800 incl hotwater, u/g prkg, ldry fac. Apr 1. NS/NP 604-936-0277, 970-1135 cell

655 North Rd, Coquitlam

COQUITLAM

5 min walk to Skytrain and Mall 1 & 2 Bdrm units w/view Heat/hot water, inste storage, 4 appl’s

COQUITLAM:

GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250814-3788 www.hbmodular.com

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RV SITES

COQUITLAM

Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac. Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832 535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)

COQUITLAM

Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.

Call (604) 931-2670

OKANAGAN SIMILKIMEEN Year round recreational lots for RV’s and park models. Joyce Geering, Sutton Power 1 Realty, 1-877-536-9590

www.dannyevans.ca

RENTALS

$ 1050-Brand New Luxurious Condo 1BED+DEN Never Lived In, Maple Ridge Central Location, Available from May 1 st, New Appliances, Granite Counter Top, In Suite Laundry, Secured Underground Parking and more. 604-7294590; dorel@shaw.ca

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $740/mo GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large, INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings NEAR NEW condo at Westwood Village! Avail. May 1st. 1 bdrm + Computer workstation area. Burlington Drive 3rd Fl. 4 minute walk to Coq. Centre. West exposure, BOSA built concrete luxury bldg. Functional layout. Fully equipped with modern high-end appliances, in-suite ldry, Walk-in closet. alarm, Fire-place, large balcony, Gym, Banquet room, Movie room. Secure parking + visitors parking + bicycles + storage. Cats OK, No smokers. $1195 / month. Call 604-727-2747

PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm newly reno’d corner apt in quiet bldng, nr all amens, 1 blk fr WCE, avail now, $815 incl heat/h.wtr. 604-942-4740.

The Meadows Gated underground parking, heated outdoor pool. Heat, hot water & 3 appliances included. 2 min. walk to Westcoast Express.

CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.

Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 2 BDRM APTS avail May 1st. - Lrg, bright, incl heat, h/water, f/s, priv balc, window coverings. - Laundry & storage on ea floor. - Plenty of pkng avail. No Pets. - Wheelchair accessible

McALLISTER APARTMENTS

2232 McAllister Ave

(604)941-7721 PORT MOODY

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SUITES, LOWER

810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2010 HEMISPHERE F255RL

PORT COQUITLAM, N. side, 2 bdrm, extra lrg., $800/mth. incl utils. NP/NS, Immed. (604) 866-8182. WW Plateau. exceptional quiet g/l cds view 1350s/f lge patio 2 bdrm, 5 appls alarm cbl NS/NP $1050+%util Occ open 604-468-6782.

751

Rear living room, create a breeze fan, awning, LCD TV, REDUCED! $28,995 (stk. 29367) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM Spac 3 bdrm, 5 appls, carport, deck, great view, Apr 1/15 $1175. NS. 604-937-3534 PORT COQUITLAM, dwntn. Big, bright 2 bdrm walk-up. Sec prkg, hot tub & pool. Incl heat & hw. NS/NP. Coin lndry. $900/mo. Dale (604)351-1016, dale44@telus.net.

845

PORT COQUITLAM - Suite 1763 Pitt River Rd. Large 2 BR Reno’d 1 Bath; 875 sf; $850 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1200 + 60% util. 604-469-9402

752

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

TOWNHOUSES Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

Call 604-724-6967

PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm rancher on 1/4 acre. Nr amens. 6 appls, 2 large sheds, ample prk. np/ns, avail now. $1450/mo. Call 604-941-3259. PORT COQ. clean 3 bdrm rancher. Nr schl/amens. $1525 N/S N/P refs. Now 604-805-2768, 604-931-1573 PORT COQUITLAM - House 1328 Windsor Ave. Large 5 BR 3 Bath; 2450 sf; laundry; garage Fenced yard & deck; $2500 Apr. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT MOODY. 4 bdrm renovated house, $1500. 2 bdrm artist studio $900. Refs. 604-321-4649.

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

COQUITLAM Centre Area

604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

COQ Ctr 2 bdr grnd flr CONDO, approx 1000 s/f, pet ok w/deposit, N/S, refs reqd, April 1st, $1400. PT COQ Central 1bdr townhse lrg single garage, gas f/p, 5appls, NS/NP, refs, avail now. $900. COQUITLAM, 3100 Ozada Ave. 2 Bdrm, quiet family complex, no pets $920. Call: 604-942-2277 PITT MEADOWS: 2-3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm ea mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows V3Y 2B2. Send SASE or leave msg 604-465-1938 PORT MOODY townhouse complex 2 & 3 Bdrm units avail, 5 appli’s. Cat friendly. Call (888)-357-9140.

757

750 + SQ/FT OFFICE

604-944-2963

752

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TOWNHOUSES

CARS - DOMESTIC

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 HYUNDAI ACCENT h/b, auto, fuel efficient, reliable transportation, Air Cared. $1500. (604)536-1567 2001 NISSAN SANTRA 4 dr., gold colour, A/C. No accidents. Good cond. $6000 obo 604-582-0552 2005/6 SUBARU IMPREZA RS,one owner, like new, 77 kms, top model, loaded, $13,500.Call 604-575-2077 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $9,350 firm. 604-538-9257. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, grey, 11000 kms. auto, factory warranty. mint, $22,900. 604-596-9970

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VEHICLES WANTED

The Scrapper

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

851

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PORT MOODY area. 1/bdrm, shared bthrm & kitchen in condo. $450/mo incl everything. Indoor pool & gym. Laundry avail. Cl to bus. Avail Immed. (604)613-3702

750

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Laredo 4L, good cond, New tires, New radiator, Aircare for 2 years asking $5000 (604)826-6256 Bill

All-Inclusive Seniors Residence

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

604-464-3550

818

1999 OLDSMOBILE ALERO Sport. Bought New - Don’t Need Two! Low km’s, economical V6 auto, full power group. AirCared til July 2012. Reduced! $4175. 778-888-6805 or Mon-Fri 10am-2pm: 778-837-6577 2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM, 4 dr, fully loaded, auto, AirCared, $2250. 604-832-8944.

POCO DOWNTOWN

PORT COQUITLAM

PORT MOODY 1 bdrm condo 5 appls, balcony NS/NP Clse to all ament. $1050/mo. 604-318-9235.

604.816.1130

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space with small kitchen.

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PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

TOWNHOUSES

PORT COQUITLAM

750

TRANSPORTATION

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PITT MEADOWS

1 Bdrm Top flr apt. $775 2 Bdrm Corner apt. $895

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Call: 604-460-7539

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

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Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

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Call 604-931-2024 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM Center. Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm apts. Incl heat, h/wtr, secure prkg. N/P. May1st. 604-942-2012.

706

Dragan 778-788-1845

Call 604-421-1235

1938 Beaufort Ave. Comox This completely renovated rancher with 3 bdrms, 2 baths makes for a great retirement home on .34 of an acre. The large private rear yard is fenced, & offers patio, hot tub & a large 22’x38’ shop with gas furnace. This south facing beauty is only 3 blocks from the Marina, shopping & the Hospital. Great views of Baynes Sound & the Beaufort Mountain Range. For more detailsMLS#308718 RON BOLDUC 1-250-334-6620 or r-bolduc@shaw.ca Royal Lepage in the Comox Valley

RENTALS

For more info & viewing call

Phone 604-465-9823

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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$10 ea

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RENTALS

Call 604-767-3842 or 778-552-4145

TRUCKS & VANS

1993 FORD Econoline cargo van, white, auto, aircared $2750.obo (604)465-5131 2002 FORD F150 Lariat - 4x4, exc. cond. leather, new tires, local, 160K no accid., $8500obo / 778.861.8355 2006 FORD F250 super duty diesel, excellent cond, new tires, new brakes, tow pkg. Asking $20,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM, 1200 sf, bright 2/bdrm grnd level suite. gas f/p, d/w, shared w/d, $1150/mo. incl util. cable/wifi, 1 blk to Austin/Mundy. Cl to SkyTrain & WCE. Avail now. (604)779-4969 M-F after 5:30 pm. COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm grnd lvl suite. Priv entry. Ensuite. Laundry. $1,000/mo. incl. utils. N/P. N/S. Avail now. 604-931-3677. COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm. Over 1200 sq. ft. Bright ground level, quiet area on Robson and Pipeline. 2 min. to Coq. Centre. Walk to river. Avail. now. $1000 mo. + 1/4 utils. N/P N/S. Refs. req’d. 604-512-5351 COQUITLAM Burke Mtn. Brand new 1 bdrm, 700 sq/ft suite, private entry, inste laundry, all new appli’s, granite counters. No Smoking. No pets. Ref’s req’d. Please email: scuccione@hotmail.com or call 604-868-1974. COQUITLAM Shaugnessy1 1bdrm. grnd. level suite, cable, utils. incl. Share ldry. Sep. entry, nr. bus, $750 mo. May 1. 604-250-0721 COQUITLAM WW Plat. 2Bdr gr/lvl priv laundry, avail now, ns/np, lease req. $875 +1/3utils. 778-995-0063. COQUITLAM WW Plateau new lge 1 bdrm all appl wi/net nr bus NS/NP $850 + 1/3 utils 604-552-4415. NORTH POCO. Clean, bright 2 bedroom bsmt suite. Laminate flooring. Close to transit and schools. Quiet street, nice backyard. $795 plus utilities. No smoking. 604-617-3599. PORT COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm. suite, N/S N/P. Close to transit, school Apr. 1. 604-468-6232 604-781-1939

By Virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act Ocean Trailer will dispose of

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill

2007 Sunseeker m/h Ford E450, 1 slide, 31.6’, slps 6, generator, 18,700mi, $45,000 obo (604)8244552 or (604)272-4961 (Van)

2010 STARCRAFT 1020

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One 2007 Wilson 53’ tridem axle stepdeck trailer Vin# 4WWFGBOT37N612295. Proceeds of the sale will pay debt owed to Ocean Trailer by James Kelly and JPK Trucking Ltd. in the amount of $9289.59 plus other miscellaneous charges. The unit may be viewed and bids submitted on Monday, April 11 at 100 Golden Drive, Coquitlam, B.C. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All written bids to Ocean Trailer, (attention Terry Atkinson) 100 Golden Drive, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 6T1


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MOVING SALE! Thomasville and Broyhill Furniture Galleries are joining forces and moving to a BIGGER and BETTER Location. This is your opportunity to buy top quality Living Room, Bedroom, and Dining Room, all at HEAVILY REDUCED PRICES. Their entire multi-million dollar inventory is discounted and must be sold. This is going to be the BIGGEST MOVING SALE EVER!

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