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MLA may join race for new NDP boss By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
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Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth is expected to make an announcement on Thursday regarding his bid for the leadership of the New Democratic Party. It is believed Farnworth, who also serves as opposition house leader and critic for public safety and the solicitor general, will throw his hat into the race to succeed Carole James, who announced her resignation last month.
Ryan Sclater of Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens defends Jeffri Agiba of Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Talons in senior boys’ high school basketball play at the annual Legal Beagle tournament at Fox. Ravens beat their crosstown rivals 79-43 in this outing and finished fourth overall in a tourney stacked with some of B.C.’s best teams. See Sports, page 31.
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Crowding to blame? Union says overcrowding behind jail hostage taking By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
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A hostage taking at North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam is one more example of the violence caused by overcrowding in the provincial jail system, said a union official. Dean Purdy, the chair of the correctional and sheriff services branch of the BCGEU, said double-bunking at the facility has increased tensions among inmates and guards.
“It is another violent incident in our jails,” he said. “This is something that seems to be increasing at all nine of our provincial facilities.” Friday’s incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. in the segregation unit of the jail when an inmate grabbed his cellmate and held a homemade knife to his throat. The stand-off lasted for about 30 minutes, Purdy said, as a corrections officer slowly defused the situation. Because of overcrowding, it is customary for many of the segregation cells to be double-bunked, he added. “There are still times when we do see single bunks for safety reasons or if someone is on suicide watch,” he said.
“But it is a regular occurrence that seg units are all double bunked.” The hostage taking is the 35th violent incident the facility has seen in the last two years, a statistic Purdy attributes to poor inmate-to-officer ratios. In 2002, there were 20 inmates to every staff member, a number he said has ballooned to 60 to one at NFPC. A spokesperson for the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General said the inmate who took his cellmate hostage has been individually confined and an investigation is being conducted by the RCMP and corrections officials. see MORE JAILS JAILS,, page 8
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Walk in the park reveals tree damage Who is ‘girdling’ trees in PoMo’s Art Wilkinson Park? By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A vandal has “girdled” or stripped a ring of bark from three trees in a Port Moody park, a crime that likely spells death for the large alders. Derek Wilson, a retired engineer and longtime Glenayre resident, walks his dog in Art Wilkinson Park every day and had been out with Roxy on Jan. 4 when he came upon a tree whose trunk he thought looked to have been chewed by an animal. Upon closer inspection, however, Wilson noticed the deep ring chopped into the tree trunk about a foot above the ground looked like it was done with a sharp, flat blade — like that of an axe or hatchet. Wilson then noticed similar damage to another alder about two metres away and immediately notified Port Moody’s parks and environment department, which found a third damaged alder in the park later that afternoon. Like severing an artery, girdling kills the tree by destroying its inner and outer bark tissues which carry water, nutrients and sap — the tree’s “lifeblood”— between its roots and leaves.
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Port Moody resident Derek Wilson said he discovered several trees that had been ‘girdled’ while walking his dog. Port Moody city officials have handed the investigation over to PoMo Police, who are looking for witnesses to the acts of vandalism that will likely kill the trees. “It doesn’t look like something that naturally occurred so as a result we notified the Port Moody Police Department,” said Leslyn Johnson, spokesperson for the city. “We’re trying to de-
termine why someone might want to damage these particular trees.” She added that city staff would closely monitor Art Wilkinson Park for any further damage to the city’s trees.
Port Moody Police spokesperson Const. Bill Kim condemned the vandalism as “a random act of stupidity” likely perpetrated by “one or two non-nature-lovers.” Kim said that patrol offi-
cers have been advised to be on the lookout for suspicious activity around city parks and asked the public to call police immediately if they suspect someone of damaging city property.
The three vandalized alders are part of a natural buf fer between the Wilkinson Park playground and community centre on one side, and Port Moody’s Petro-Canada oil refinery on the other — which makes it hard for Wilson to imagine why someone would want to kill them. “You hear about people doing this when someone’s tree is blocking their view,” Wilson said, noting no views are obstructed by these trees. In fact, from the crouching perspective of where the rings were cut into the trees, no homes or residences are even visible, leading Wilson to wonder if these specific trees were targeted to protect the perpetrator from being caught in the act. “One of the reasons we moved into this neighbourhood was because of the natural areas like Burnaby Mountain and Wilkinson Park,” said Wilson, who has lived near the park for 12 years. “I want to get the word out about this or else it’ll continue. If the culprit knows the police have been notified, then they’ll stop.” Wilson said that he has seen Art Wilkinson Park become something of a latenight hangout for teenagers drinking alcohol and causing vandalism behind the community centre since the park’s 2005 renaming to honour the late Port Moody councillor and Glenayre resident. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports groups want turf in Coquitlam arena More sporting groups could use arena with addition of portable turf, say proponents By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Sports groups at the Coquitlam Sports Centre want to see a turf on the main arena floor. On Monday, Ed Ponsart of the Coquitlam Sports Centre Users’ Association told the city’s recreation committee the artificial
surface over the concrete floor is something all the clubs want and recently gave a unanimous thumbs-up to the proposal. In his PowerPoint presentation, Ponsart listed the benefits of the indoor turf, among them: • increasing multi-use for sports such as lawn bowling, field hockey, tennis, badminton and baseball; • attracting more teams, thereby increasing attendance and profits to the city; • reducing injury rates for players; and • cutting washing times for the floor, especially on Saturdays during the lacrosse season before Coquitlam Adanacs games.
Ponsart, who was accompanied by Adanacs general manager Les Wingrove and Andrea Mattinson, president of the Coquitlam Sports Centre Users’ Association, cited the example of Langley Township’s events centre, where an American product called Rec-Turf — made with a blend of polypropylene and nylon fibres — has garnered rave reviews. Its game lines are attached with Velcro fasteners, he said. To place the same artificial flooring in the Poirier rink would cost the city around $115,000 plus taxes, Ponsart said, adding the custom installation would take about a day-and-a-half.
Coun. Doug Macdonell, chair of the city’s recreation committee, asked Lori MacKay, Coquitlam’s general manager of parks and rec, to prepare a report for city council on the group’s proposal. Home to the Adanacs Sr. and Jr. teams as well as the Coquitlam Express Junior A hockey club, the Coquitlam Sports Centre opened last fall after a $57.6-million makeover. It was the largest capital initiative in Coquitlam’s history and included a new annex, a new year-round curling/ice surface, expanded seating, seismic upgrades and amenities. email@example.com
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His announcement will take place at noon at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square, next to Port Coquitlam city hall. Last month, PoCo councillors Glenn Pollock and Brad West launched a Facebook website promoting Farnworth’s leadership bid. West, who works as the MLA’s constituency assistant, said the idea has garnered support in the community and across the province.
“We are very excited about the possibility of Mike running and bringing change to the province,” West said. “I know he has been humbled by the support.” Farnworth was unavailable for comment Monday and Tuesday. Farnworth’s political career started at Port Coquitlam city hall, where he served three terms as a city councillor. He made the jump to provincial politics in 1991 when the NDP took power under Mike Harcourt
PoCo has until fall but plans to finish road work by spring By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A funding extension for the Broadway Street reconstruction project is being requested by the city of Port Coquitlam, which will allow crews until Oct. 31 to complete the road work. Originally, contributions from higher levels of government were dependent on construction being completed by March 31, 2011 as part of the Build Canada Fund. But the federal government announced before Christmas that it would give municipalities additional time to complete projects that were underway. While the Broadway Street reconstruction project is expected to be completed by the spring, PoCo Mayor Greg Moore said the extension was a precautionary measure. “We are working on schedule,” said PoCo Mayor Greg Moore. “We would be foolish not to apply for that extension, just in case.” Without an extension, all invoices sent to the federal and provincial governments, which are each contributing $3.7 million to the project, will not be paid, he said. While milder temperatures would allow the project to be completed on schedule, PoCo’s director of engineering, Igor Zahynacz, told The Tri-City News last month that additional time would allow the initial layers of paving to settle before the top layer is added. That concern was echoed during Monday’s council meeting by Coun. Darrell Penner, who said it is important the work is done properly and not rushed simply to meet a funding deadline. “I’ll be happy to see this project over,” he said. “But if it is not done correctly, that road will get
eaten up pretty quick.” The Build Canada Fund was launched in the midst of a deep financial downturn in an effort to boost the economy while upgrading municipal roads, bridges and sewer lines. The Broadway Street reconstruction project has seen 950 m of box culverts installed underneath the road, along with a new water main. Parts of the new traffic signals at Cameron and Langan Avenue have been completed along with a water and sanitary connection between Industrial Avenue and the Mary Hill Bypass. firstname.lastname@example.org
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New ctte. positions Port Coquitlam councillors take on new roles in 2011 after Mayor Greg Moore announced a shuffling of city committee chairs at Monday’s council meeting. • The community safety committee will be chaired by Coun. Glenn Pollock, with Coun. Mike Forrest the deputy chair. • The environmental enhancement committee will be chaired by Coun. Sherry Carroll; deputy chair, Coun. Brad West. • The healthy community committee will be chaired by Forrest; deputy chair, Pollock. • The smart growth committee will be chaired by West; deputy chair, Coun. Michael Wright. • The social inclusion committee will be chaired by Coun. Darrell Penner; deputy chair, Carroll. • The transportation solutions and operations committee will be chaired by Wright; deputy chair, Penner. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Port Coquitlam is calling on the provincial government to increase the minimum wage from $8 per hour to $10 per hour and to eliminate the $6 training wage. During Monday night’s meeting, council voted unanimously in favour of a recommendation that would see the city join other municipalities in lobbying for the change. Coun. Brad West said that with B.C. having the highest cost of living in the country, an increase in minimum wage is long overdue. “It is well past time this comes to British Columbia,” he said. “I am happy to support this.” B.C. increased its minimum wage to $8 per hour in 2001 and created the $6 training in 2002. The training wage is applicable to all workers with fewer than 500 hours of accumulated work experience. Mayor Greg Moore also supported the recommendation but acknowledged that with no incremental increase to the minimum wage in close to a decade, a jump to $10 could be detrimental to small businesses. “It creates such a gap,” he said. “It creates problems for businesses because there hasn’t been an increase over time.” While Port Coquitlam has no jurisdiction over minimum wage policy, the city now joins a growing list of municipal councils, including Coquitlam’s, pressuring the
“It creates such a gap. It creates problems for businesses because there hasn’t been an increase over time.” PoCo Mayor Greg Moore, who supported the council call for increase in B.C.’s minimum wage government for change. B.C. has the lowest minimum wage in the country. In March, Ontario raised its minimum wage by 75 cents to $10.25, the highest in Canada. Nunavut and Newfoundland have $10 minimum wages while Quebec follows with $9.50. It’s $9.20 in Nova Scotia, $9 in Manitoba, $9.25 in Saskatchewan, $8.80 in Alberta, $8.93 in the Yukon and $8.70 on Prince Edward Island. New Brunswick raised its minimum wage from $8.50 to $9 an hour in September and plans to further increase it to $10 by the summer. BC Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair has pushed the provincial government to increase the minimum wage and eliminate the $6 training wage. The BC Fed calculates that inflation has increased nearly 15% in the last decade and that B.C. also has a higher cost of living than other provinces. email@example.com
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Pursuit starts in Van, ends in PoCo The pursuit of an alleged car thief involving five cities, four police forces and two of f-duty cops ended with an arrest in Port Coquitlam last Friday. According to Coquitlam RCMP, just after noon Jan. 7, an o f f - d u t y Va n c o u ve r police officer reported seeing a 1992 Jee p Cherokee being driven e r r a t i c a l l y. P o l i c e quickly located the vehicle and, after determining it had been stolen, initiated a short pursuit. T he VPD of ficers lost the Jee p as it headed into Burnaby
and called off the pursuit. But an off-duty Bur naby RCMP officer spotted the vehicle being driven dangerously and followed it to the Port Moody city limits. Port Moody police took up the trail through the city into Coquitlam, where the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day. When Coquitlam Mounties attempted to pull over the vehicle, the driver took of f, making it to the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Pitt River Road before the Jeep suffered a mechanical
failure. The suspect attempted to flee the scene but was arrested just before 2 p.m. and remains in custody. T revo r W h i t e l aw, 28, is facing charges of possession of stolen property, possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer, care or control of a vehicle while impaired, care or control of a vehicle over .08 and two counts of wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer. He is expected to ap-
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sible suspects. Another break-in occurred at a residence on Seaview Drive Monday between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thieves pried open the rear sliding door of the home and rum-
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Connections, in from the cold Numbers down at area shelters over holidays By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
The holiday season was a quiet affair at Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, where fewer homeless people sought shelter than in previous years. But smaller numbers made for more connections and several people made steps to improve their lives, according church pastors and homeless advocates. Eagle Ridge hosted the cold/ wet weather mat program with the support of Heritage Mountain, Hyde Creek and Hillside community churches in December, and gave shelter to 50 men and seven women over the month. “This is the third year and it’s become a bit of a routine,” said Pastor Doug Monkemeier, who said plenty of volunteers were on hand to help set up and put away the mats and serve food for the program run by the Hope for Freedom Society. But there were some surprises during a month that began with a Christmas banquet for 200 people hosted by a group of motorcycle clubs. Monkemeier said the death of Irvin Wickens, a well-known homeless man, came as a shock to many who took it as a sign they needed to do something to change their lives. “They were pretty sobered by that. [They thought] that could be them if
The death of Irvin Wickens (shown above) shook many local homeless people, says the pastor of a church that hosted a shelter last month. they didn’t get things worked out.” One man started attending church and spent much of Christmas with a local family while a pastor at another church made a surprising connection with another homeless individual and still is amazed at how things turned out. Santosh Ninan, pastor at Heritage Mountain Community Service, which meets at Inlet Centre in Port Moody, said he was late for his shift one morning and so instead of helping in the kitchen, started chatting with a homeless man. After a few minutes of conversation, the two realized they grew up in the same neighbourhood in Saskatoon and attended the same school. Their reminiscences revealed
they were in the same Grade 3 class, knew where each other lived as kids, knew each other’s friends and recalled their teacher, Miss Martin, with fondness. “It was remarkable to me: We started out the same in life and we took different paths and God brought us together,” Ninan said. Another church member invited the man for lunch and gave him a bus ticket to return home to Saskatchewan to spend Christmas with family he hadn’t seen in a long time, Ninan said. “It showed that the mat program, for me anyway, it allows these people to make connections with the community that they wouldn’t otherwise,” he said.
In addition to personal connections, five people went into detox in December and one person found housing, according to Rob Thiessen, managing director for the Hope for Freedom Society. He said while the number of homeless people using the shelter this year is down from last winter, connections made through the temporary shelter program have resulted in more people making choices to get off the street. “What we say is if we have the ability to shelter them we can get them off the street,” Thiessen said. Some people, however, may be put off by the requirement to leave their belongings behind and take a van to the shelter, which could be another explanation for the decline in the number of people using the shelter, according to Monkemeier. “While this is an attempt to help, there is some intrinsic hurdles that it creates. It’s not a walk-in; they have to ride the [Hope For Freedom] van to get here, and they can’t bring their stuff. I think that discourages some,” he said. This month, Coquitlam Alliance Church, also in Coquitlam, is hosting the cold/ wet weather mat program. • EPILOGUE: Last Saturday, Santosh Ninan’s old schoolmate called from Saskatoon and said he was sharing accommodations with a friend and taking a course to become a security guard. “His story is going to end well,” said Ninan. email@example.com
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he Beedie Group will soon know what residents think of a 24-storey tower proposed for the corner of Austin Avenue and Blue Mountain in Coquitlam. An open house for the draft Austin Heights Neighbourhood Plan this month will likely draw more residents than usual to a public meeting because the tower, although not the subject of the meeting, gives shape to the city’s preferred vision for revitalizing the area. The tower isn’t slated to go before council until after the Austin Heights plan is passed but residents will consider it a harbinger of things to come and will be interested in learning more and getting their views known. It’s hard to imagine a tower on the former gas station site and it will be the tallest building in the region because of its location on the hill. But, if it’s approved, it will set the stage for transforming the area into a compact, mixed-use transit corridor only a few bus stops from the Lougheed SkyTrain station. The tower aside, the preferred concept plan under consideration by the city will radically transform the Austin commercial district from a small-town service area to a dense urban village with at least one, possibly two, towers on every block, pedestrian plazas and a high street on Ridgeway Avenue. Neighbourhoods to the north of Austin will continue to be home to medium-density apartments and neighbourhoods to the south will be given more latitude in the kind of in-fill housing that will be allowed, including, possibly, laneway and coach housing. The public is also being asked whether the commercial core should be expanded to include Ridgeway West, an area including the Coquitlam Legion, and the block between Marmont and Gatensbury streets. So far, little public comment has accompanied the Beedie Group’s tower proposal but that could be because the project is in its very early stages and residents and businesses in the area have been involved in planning for the transition of Austin Avenue for a long time. The tower, it should be said, comes as no surprise, although it’s much earlier than expected given the fact that Austin’s redevelopment wasn’t expected to roll out for another decade or two. Still, as it will be the first, and possibly the gateway to the new Austin Heights vision, Beedie and the city have a significant job to do to make sure it sets a good example for the rest of the development still to come.
Desperation breeds some worthy reforms BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA he crisis over the harmonized sales tax and subsequent leadership contest have shaken up the BC Liberal party and produced some serious suggestions for reform. For the post-Gordon Campbell Liberals, accountability is an unavoidable theme. Shuswap MLA George Abbott led the way last week with a package of initiatives, including restructuring the way the legislature works. Abbott proposes moving the annual throne speech, where the government sets out its priorities for the year, from the spring to the fall — hardly an exciting reform but it leads to a couple of important changes. First, it implies that there will actually be a fall legislative session, something Campbell first instituted and then proceeded
to truncate or cancel most years to avoid opposition questions. Abbott also wants to move the scheduled election date to the fall, as early as 2013 if the opposition will agree. Both parties have noted that May elections disrupt the spring budget process, resulting in delays and uncertainty for voters at the most critical time. Longtime observers will recall the circus that resulted from the ruling party controlling not only election timing but also the legislature schedule. Governments could (and did) table reams of complicated legislation at the end of the spring session to ambush the opposition, which would react with delay tactics that dragged into the night and into the summer. It was a travesty. Campbell deserves credit for imposing a sane schedule on the legislature, although it was easy when his government held all but two seats. He then squandered that progress by retreating from the legislature when faced with his first substantial opposition. Whoever wins the leadership should restore
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that commitment. Christy Clark has taken up the cause raised by independent MLAs to restore the proper function of legislative committees. To the average person trying to pay the mortgage, this is also about as exciting as watching a mailbox rust but it, too, is important. Campbell tried this once in 2005. Stung by the loss of north coastal seats, he created a committee to hold hearings on fish farming and gave the NDP a majority. But the tradition of partisan warfare dies hard and the opposition members ended up demanding a ban on open-pen fish farms in five years, whether closed containment is feasible or not. Still, hearings were held in affected communities and a genuine debate ensued. Clark is proposing these touring committees become the norm and whoever wins should follow through with that as well. Kevin Falcon caused a stir last week with his suggestion for merit pay for teachers. Falcon cites Australia’s program, which
has bonus payments offered outside union contracts. Again, whoever replaces Campbell should proceed with this idea. It’s similar to what the Obama administration in the U.S. has embraced, despite political backlash from its unionized teachers. This week, the B.C. NDP contest starts to take shape after the entry of three fringe candidates who haven’t done much to address the policy vacuum at the heart of the anti-Carole James revolt. Just as the BC Liberals got arrogant after nearly a decade in power, the NDP grew dangerously dependent on the anti-Campbell theme that brought them back to life. If the political upheaval of 2010 results in new leaders for both parties actually committing to serious debate about ideas, it will be worth it. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. email@example.com
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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Traffic & tranquility are among tower concerns The Editor, Re. “Towering changes in the works for Austin Heights” (The Tri-City News, Jan. 7). It is too bad that this 24-storey, 169-unit condo tower proposed for the corner of Austin Avenue and Blue Mountain Street in Coquitlam isn’t on the proposed Evergreen Line route. Hopefully, all site access for residents and the at-grade retail businesses will be off Ridgeway Avenue, otherwise the peak-period traffic flow on both Austin and Blue Mountain will be further degraded. This redevelopment may be the first of more to follow. The water, storm, sewer and electric utility
services may have to be upgraded to support the hundreds of new residential units. These details need to be considered when reviewing the draft Austin Heights Neighbourhood Plan, as noted in the article. D. B. Wilson, Port Moody
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The Editor, The proponents of the proposed tower at 955 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam live in a different world from the residents in and around the Austin Heights area. Unless I am mistaken, I think many of the latter, like me, would resent any highrise tower there and see it as a step to urban blandness.
Besides being an eyesore clashing with the suburban surroundings, a tower would bring more traffic and the problems it causes, such as more reckless drivers. And more residents don’t necessarily mean more customers for local businesses as they may do their shopping elsewhere. I have never known any residents who crave high-density development. I prefer Austin Heights to keep its low-key, suburban nature but neighbourhoods like Austin Heights are being lost by development proponents. Can’t they just leave functioning and tranquil communities alone? Vincent Lizee, Coquitlam
The more things change for cyclists... The Editor, Re. “Cyclist, council looking at route” (The Tri-City News, Jan. 7). Reporter Todd Coyne’s article about bike routes sounds very familiar. Retur ning from France to Vancouver on a Labour Day was not a good idea. There was no
one home to come and pick me and my bicycle up. So I changed, put my bike together and rode home to Port Coquitlam. It was then I realized the United Boulevard interchange design screw-up was a serious hazard. Luckily, I possessed a good sprint and a tail wind, and thus
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Metro transport hub comes to Coquitlam By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A new regional transportation management hub will soon be at Coquitlam’s doorstep. The city recently beat out Surrey in its bid to have the four-storey facility on the former Bargain Castle/Able Auctions site, between the TransCanada and Lougheed highways, to provide a one-stop shop for the Ministry of Transportation in Metro Vancouver. The building, for which development variance plans were okayed by the city’s land-use committee Monday and will go before council next week, will have about 300 workers — to be consolidated from other offices in the region — and house tolling operations for the new Port Mann Bridge, including collection services, a call centre, systems operations and support facilities and other administrative functions. As well, it will serve as a post-disaster command centre for transportation issues in Metro Vancouver. Coquitlam city councillors praised the ministry for its use of green standards with the 79,650-square foot centre, which will be built to a LEED gold certification, have a green roof and deck, triple-glazed windows for soundproofing and sun shading, and use
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Difficult-to-recycle items find a home at Place Maillardville By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
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recover their costs,” he said. But PMD will give depot sponsors a donation of up to 20% of the proceeds after business costs are met. Simas said it’s a good arrangement because the supporting agency provides volunteers to help recycling day run smoothly. November was a good start to the Maillardville depot, with people showing up with bags of paper and Styrofoam and Simas and LaCroix have high hopes for the Jan. 15 depot because Christmas festivities
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Trucks wreak havoc on Burke By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A Coquitlam neighbourhood where construction is booming is being wrecked by large trucks tearing up the curbs. Coquitlam homebuilder Wa l t e r Passaglia said some Burke Mountain developers are â€œrunning roughshodâ€? with their delivery trucks of concrete, lumber and other supplies. And heâ€™s taking issue with the city charging him for the damage theyâ€™ve caused. Under the current bylaw, the cost to repair curbs at intersections is split between all the builders in a certain construction zone; for example, if a truck hits and breaks a curb, the city takes a portion from the damage deposits from all the builders working in that area to pay for the repairs. Bill Susak, Coquitlamâ€™s general manager of engineering and public works, said five curbs were struck last year by large trucks making awkward turns in the area of Millard Avenue and Marguerite Street. The damage happened along Marguerite Street at the corners of Millard Avenue, Canary Place and Passaglia Place. As a result, the $6,175 in repairs is being spread out between the 47 new homes along the street, translating into a $130 levy per house. Passaglia said the practice of billing for common damage isnâ€™t fair. â€œIf someone drives over [my] lot and Iâ€™m not there, well, guess what? Iâ€™m liable. I accept that,â€?
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Walter Passaglia of Passaglia Developments Ltd. takes a look at the damage he says was caused by large trucks at Marguerite Street and Passaglia Place on Burke Mountain. he told the cityâ€™s engineering committee last month. â€œBut to go to the next lot and so on [for charging]? I could say the same to the city: If you donâ€™t have a picture of me driving into that curb and demolishing that curb, then why am I liable?â€? Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said
while damage costs need to be recovered, he agreed the bylaw needs to be tweaked. â€œYouâ€™re accepting responsibility for the 45foot frontage,â€? he told Passaglia. â€œYouâ€™re not accepting responsibility down the road and I donâ€™t expect you to.â€? Coun. Brent Asmundson, chair of
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ver wonder what your neighbours in the Tri-Cities are reading? With the generous help of Tri-City librarians, The News has rounded up the most requested titles from the Coquitlam, PoCo and Port Moody libraries and pared them down to the top 10 titles of 2010 as read by you. Surprisingly, in a time when many North American literati have proclaimed the novel dead, Tri-City readers’ tastes seem to prove that pronouncement premature at best, as all 10 of your top reads of yesteryear were novels. And many of them were just the latest book in a lengthy and sequential series. 1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson. Originally published in his native Swedish, the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy took English-speaking world by storm in 2009 when the first two installments, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire, were published. The final word in his crime-thriller series — though rumours swirl online about an unfinished manuscript for a fourth novel — Larsson’s Hornet’s Nest, according to amazon.ca, “roars with an explosive storyline that blows the doors off the series and announces that the very best has been saved for last.” 2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett American author Kathryn Stockett’s first time out of the gate netted her a 2009 summer sleeper hit in The Help. Told in the voices of three women in pre-Civil rights-era Mississippi, Stockett “creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women — mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends — view one another.” Amazon.ca went on to call The Help “a deeply moving novel filled with poi-
Planning a wedding? Books can help — see Good Read column on next page. gnancy, humour and hope ...a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.” 3. The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud Another debut novel, this time from a Canadian, Skibsrud’s tale of a young woman wrestling with a dark family history earned her and her small Nova Scotia publishing house, Gaspereau Press, the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2010. 4. Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell. The 18th installment in Cornwell’s Scarpetta series. 5. Room by Emma Donoghue. Man Booker Prize finalist from the London, Ontario author. 6. Cross Fire by James Patterson. The 17th book of Patterson’s Alex Cross series of crime paperbacks. 7. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert. The latest from the Eat, Pray, Love author. 8. Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb. The 38th book of the towering In Death series. 9. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. The sixth novel of the Shopaholic series. 10. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. The first of Follett’s promised Century trilogy. Young readers: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney. The fifth illustrated book of the wildly popular Wimpy Kid series. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. The fifth and final book of the Hunger Games series — what one Tri-City librarian called “the new Harry Potter.”
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Hopes for dream wedding after tough year By Diane Strandberg
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“I’d be happy for them to win a fantasy dream come true.”
licia Zanders won’t let a little problem like kidney disease get in the way of her marriage to Ryan Richardson — and neither will her mother-in-law-to-be. Thanks to Jackie Richardson, Zanders is up and about and dreaming about her wedding. But eight months ago, things weren’t looking so rosy. Zanders, 26, a Pinetree secondary school graduate, was looking forward to a modest ceremony at Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge after her fiancé Ryan Richardson, 27, of Port Coquitlam proposed on New Year’s Eve 2009. She even bought the dress, a lovely creation she spied in a second-hand store in New Westminster. But last April, she had to put her plans on hold after she was diagnosed with kidney disease. The news that she needed a transplant came as a shock. “It was scary,” Zanders said of the weeks of tests and convalescence at Royal Columbian Hospital. She was afraid to go on dialysis, overwhelmed with the worry of finding a match and had to stop working. Her family and friends rallied but only Jackie Richardson was a good match. Fortunately, Ryan’s mom (and Zanders’ soonto-be mother-in-law) was agreeable to the idea. In fact, Jackie Richardson had considered being an organ donor since working with renal patients for a medical company. “It was something I was always prepared to do for my kids,” she said.
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Mom Jackie Richardson offers support to her son, Ryan, and Alicia Zanders. Richardson donated a kidney to Zanders in September and now hopes the couple will win a dream wedding. When she found out her future daughterin-law needed a kidney, Richardson agreed to go under the surgeon’s knife.
“I did it out of love,” she says. The two women had surgery together Sept. 20 at St. Paul’s Hospital and are now
recovered and looking forward to a healthy and happy 2011. But one question remains: What about the wedding? Money has been scarce since the bride had to go on leave from her job as a mortgage broker, and the reservations at Whonnock Lake were cancelled. Zanders, who credited a positive attitude, and healthy eating for her quick recovery, said she’s not giving up her dream of a waterfront wedding. “I thought everybody had a journey in life, and this was mine. And there are two ways to do it: You can cry about it or you can just accept it and move on and do everything you can to be positive about it.” She entered Global TV’s Win a Dream Wedding Contest in December and is hoping she’ll win so her mother-in-law can be part of the experience at the Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach in the Riviera Maya. “It would be fabulous to go with our families and get married on a beach,” said Zanders. As for Richardson, she just wants to see the couple wed. “I’d be happy for them to have a fantasy dream come true.” • To vote for Alicia Zanders and Ryan Richardson’s dream wedding, visit www. globaltvbc.com/contests/weddingsaway/ index.html. To find out more about organ donation, visit www.transplant.bc.ca.
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Planning your wedding A GOOD READ Anna Chabada
arriage is one of the most important events in our lives; it shapes our future and bonds us to the one we love. The road to the altar can, however, be stressful. Many tasks must be accomplished and planning for a wedding is, at times, daunting and overwhelming. To make this process a little simpler, I have gathered a collection of books that may help along the way. There is no shortage of wedding books that involve planning the big day. As I sifted through many of them, two stood out: Donnie Brown Weddings: From the Couture to the Cakee and Wedding Chic by Colin Cowie. Brownâ€™s book has an excellent planning timeline. It has a four-page practical guide, complete with check boxes so you can mark things off as you do them. Cowieâ€™s book is well laid out, with each chapter focusing on an area of planning; for example: food and drink, decor and the guest list. He also includes detailed descriptions and photographs to highlight his ideas. Weddings by Tara Guerard is a beautiful book that describes the weddings of 12 couples. The best features of this book are the recipes for some of the dishes that were served. My favourite is the banana split cheesecake cups, piled together to look like a tiered wedding cake. Trying to stay within budget is probably every coupleâ€™s top priority. Stylish Weddings for Less by Catherine Sabino is a recent publication full of helpful tips and advice. For example, Sabino suggests foregoing RSVP cards when making up invitations as a cost-cutting measure. She also includes a budget breakdown of five couples who spent between $5,000 and $25,000. For the crafty couple on a budget, The DIY Bride by Khris Cochran is a good book to check out. It gives instructions for many unique projects, such as creating your own vintage tiara and building a ceremony canopy. Weddings are deeply rooted in tradition and etiquette. If youâ€™ve ever wondered where the adage â€œsomething old, something new, something bor-
rowed, something blueâ€? originated, The Brides Book of Traditions, Trivia and Curiosities tells all. Authors Rachel Conard and Lisa Wojna have done their homework and researched every tradition you could imagine. This book makes for a great conversation starter. Emily Post is a longtime wedding guru and her book Wedding Etiquette covers, among many other things, responsibilities for the bride and groomâ€™s families, how to pare down a bulging guest list and appropriate wedding attire. If wedding stories are your niche, there are many to choose from. My personal favourite is Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella. This is a fun, quick read about an over-zealous young woman who gets caught up the in the frenzy of wedding planning. Before she knows it, she has planned two weddings and has gone way over budget; luckily, it all seems to work out in the end. A meatier novel is A Wedding in Decemberr by Anita Shreve, who recounts the reunion of seven former classmates who have gathered together for their friendâ€™s wedding. The stories of their lives are woven into the book as the author describes the challenges they have faced since their school days together. Wedding planning can be an exciting time in a coupleâ€™s life as they share ideas and prepare to spend the rest of their lives together. If one keeps in mind the goal of the process, this can prevent getting caught up in the details. Good luck and congratulations! A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Anna Chabada works at Port Coquitlamâ€™s Terry Fox Library.
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More than picnics CONTINUING ADVENTURES Naomi Yorke HONG KONG unday is a day of gathering. It is the day of the Lord, which also means that it is the days that the shops close early back home. But here in Hong Kong, there is no time to waste in this consumer society. Shops remain open late into the night on Sundays and everything hums and vibrates with the constant rush of people, cars and metro trains. It is a mixed bag here, with some people observing the Sabbath (church bells ring in the distance) while others go about for their business as usual. Sunday is something quite different and special in mid Hong Kong island at a place called Central. This is the day where women who hail from the Philippines, mostly domestic workers, come out from all around the city in droves to sit and have lunch together and enjoy one another’s company. I first became aware of the Sunday phenomenon years ago when I came to Hong Kong as a tourist with my mother. We happened upon this display unintentionally but became increasingly perplexed as we maneuvered through blankets of women sharing homemade treats in plastic containers and braiding one another’s hair. Music blared from some blankets and groups of women performed line-dancing routines while others were engaged in karaoke or engrossed in prayer circles. These are not your typical Sunday picnics. This display of humanity happens weekly on a concrete overpass bridging two mammoth highrises, which are shadowed by more highs all around. Blankets spill onto staircases and elevated fountains are commonplace. There is something very peaceful about this day, this time, this place. My immediate reaction to such a large gath-
ering of females was awe and pride — solidarity sisters! I understand what it is like to be a minority and to long for your homeland and people who will understand your language and relate to your stories. There is something so comforting about familiarity when you are far from your home and native land. I think every ex-pat or everyone who has been an ex-pat can relate to these women and their plight. And recently, here in Hong Kong, I discovered yet another Sunday phenomenon. While the workers from the Philippines draw together in one part of town, throngs of women from Indonesia gather in Causeway Bay, where our apartment is. The mood is quite different and the fashion is distinct, with many of the woman in hijabs, from flashy and bling-studded to modest and subdued. There are a lot of young, modern women from Indonesia here adorned in anything but traditional dress, coupled off and sporting tattoos, piercings and funky hairstyles. Their lifestyles seem alternative from a surface glance. As I walk down the street into the crowd, confronting so many different and beautiful faces, I wonder about all the individual stories and the roads that have brought people here, so very far from their homes. Not far from the apartment, I find myself on a street covered in Indonesian signs. Music in yet another tongue blasts from storefronts and the smell of coconut fills the air. Sunday here is about worlds within worlds, and within the calmer and congestion of the place, people reach out to one another on blankets and in storefronts. They sing familiar songs and share familiar stories in native languages. For many people here, Sunday is about going home without ever leaving Hong Kong. Naomi Yorke is a Port Coquitlam student who lived in Shanghai, China for four years, writing about her experiences twice a month for The Tri-City News. She now lives in Chicago, where she’s attending art school, and continues her column.
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Quick draw success PoMo teenâ€™s drawing app proving a hit on iTunes By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Paige Rohrick had a hectic first week back at school. Ever since the Port Moody teenagerâ€™s digital drawing tutorial app shot to No. 1 on iTunes, the Heritage Woods secondary school student has seen her downloadable creation, PaigeeDraw, splashed across her TV screen and in local and national papers. Heady stuff for a 16-year-old. She even hired a publicist. But ask the Grade 11 student how sheâ€™s handling all the hype around her 200-downloads-a-day app for the iPhone and iPad and sheâ€™ll tell you: â€œFine.â€? And how did she feel watching herself being interviewed on the TV news Friday morning? â€œIt was fine.â€? She may be a young woman of seemingly few words but that brevity may just be the quality that inspired PaigeeDraw in the first place. â€œI got the idea for the app because a lot of people had asked me how I drew,
and thatâ€™s a question that I cannot answer because drawing is something you have to show. Itâ€™s too awkward to try to tell people how to do it,â€? she told The Tri-City News. So Rohrick began drawing her favourite Japanese-style manga comic creations, and enlisted the help of her parents to scan the step-by-step illustrations into a computer and then compile them into the instructional PaigeeDraw application. Rohrick then submitted the app to the online iTunes store in three partsâ€” PaigeeDraw Free, PaigeeDraw Pro ($1.99) and PaigeeDraw Christmas ($0.99) â€” and within days, the popularity of the mini program soared to more than a thousand downloads a week. As for what the future holds for Rohrick, she said that while app-designing isnâ€™t her lifeâ€™s ambition, itâ€™s a comfortable fall-back plan for now â€” at least until she finishes high school. Rather, Rohrick plans to work in art or fashion after studying either one at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Until then, PaigeeDraw 2.0 is already in the design stages. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Help available for underemployed immigrants Are you a newcomer to Canada? Are you interested in connecting your skills to the Canadian workplace? At Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library next week, you can learn about Skills Connect for Immigrants, an initiative by Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSBC) that helps ease the transition of skilled immigrants into the Canadian workforce by connecting them with industry-specific
skills training, credential evaluation and job search services. If you are unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t use your pre-arrival skills, ISSBC can help. You may qualify for this program if you: • are unemployed or underemployed (working outside of your field or at a lower level); • are eager to learn and motivated to
Living with death is the topic of program Making Dying Liveable is the topic of a new education series that will be offered at the David Lam Campus of Douglas College in Coquitlam beginning Jan. 25. The Quality of Life Education Series is a partnership of Fraser Health Tri-Cities Hospice Palliative Care and Crossroads Hospice Society. The series is provided by professionals who care for those who are living with a life threatening illness and will take place over a course of six sessions. Making Dying Liveable will offer a safe and compassionate venue for sharing information, support and
build your career in Canada; • have a clear and reasonable job target; • can speak at an intermediate to advanced level of English; • have been in Canada for less than five years and you are a permanent resident ISSBC and Terry Fox Library are hosting a session next Tuesday, Jan. 18 on the Skills Connect for Immigrants program; it will be led by Seann Sinclaire and Anna
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Sign up now for annual Tri-Cities spelling bee Spelling enthusiasts who are in Grades 4 or 5 are invited to showcase their skills by competing in the Tri-Cities libraries’ fifth annual spelling bee in the new year. The libraries are accepting registrations for four spelling bees to be held Jan. 29, 2011 at Port Moody Public Library, Coquitlam Public
Library (Poirier and City Centre branches) and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam. The top five spellers from each bee will advance to the final round, to be held Feb. 5 at Port Coquitlam’s Wilson Centre, where they will compete for spelling supremacy in the region. Medals will be handed out to
the top three finishers. Early registration is recommended as space is limited to a maximum of 20 competitors per bee. You can register in person at your city’s library. The goal of the spelling bee is to engage young people in positive competition while
having fun. For more information, contact any of the participating libraries: • Coquitlam City Centre branch, 604-9273560); • Coquitlam Poirier branch, 604-937-4144; • Terry Fox Library, 604-927-7999; • or Port Moody, 604-469-4577.
For the kids Vickie Ayers has been fundraising for Variety — T h e C h i l d r e n ’s Charity for 32 years and she needs local residents’ help to beat her total for last year before Variety’s annual February telethon. She’s $5,000 short of her $25,000 goal — after holding barbecues and bocce tournaments, and hosting a Halloween Haunted house — and will staff a booth at the Save-On Foods at Coquitlam’s Pinetree Village to make up the different. She will be there Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. collecting money for Variety. She’s also holding a bottle drive. call 604-939-7419 for more information.
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Advance registration is requested. Register to reserve your space by using one of the following methods and quoting the course number: 1. www.coquitlam.ca/signmeup 2. In person at any Leisure & Parks facility 3. Customer Service Line - staff assisted phone-in registration 604.927.4386. This service is available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • Historical Book Club meets, 2 p.m., in the parlour at Mackin House Museum, Coquitlam. Members are reading “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett. Check it out (even if you haven’t read the book) and enjoy coffee and cookies in the heritage house. • La Leche League Canada-Coquitlam meets at Share Family and Community Services Society, main floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody; doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topic: “Baby Arrives: Family and the Breast-fed Baby.” All women interested in breastfeeding (and their children) are welcome to attend monthly LLL meetings. Info: www.lllc.ca. (Note: This month’s meeting schedule is adjusted to accommodate Remembrance Day.) • Tri-City Christian Women’s Luncheon noon at the Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Reservations, call Marie at 604-420-2667 by Jan. 10.
MONDAY, JAN. 17 • Tri-Cities Parkinson’s Support Group meets, 10 a.m.-noon, Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam. Info: Peggy, 604-461-9705.
• Tri-City, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Newcomers Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. All women, not just those new to the area, wanting to have fun and promote new friendships, are welcome to participate. In addition to the general meetings the third Monday of each month, members participate in ongoing activity groups that meet weekly or monthly. Info: Wendy, 604-468-2423 or tricities_newcomers@ yahoo.ca.
TUESDAY, JAN. 18 • PoCo Garden Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Trinity United Church hall, corner of Prairie and Shaughnessy. Speaker: Julieanne Agnew, program leader for the city of Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden at Town Centre Park. New members and guests always welcome. Info: Marion, 604-941-9261.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19 • Singles Travel Club meets, 6 p.m., for dinner ($15) at Royal Canadian Legion, 1025 Ridgeway, Coquitlam. Club offers group tours for single people – meet new friends, enjoy the security of
Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., PoMo. TCSSC is a group of 40+ people who enjoy activities such as walking, theatre, dining, biking, weekend trips and more; membership is $20 a year and meetings are held on the third Friday of each month. New members are welcome. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marcy, 604-346-9776 or Phyllis, 604-472-0016.
JAN. 15: BOTTLE DRIVE • 10th Coquitlam Scouts bottle drive in area of Walton elementary school, Coquitlam. Info: 604-944-7665. travelling in a group and avoid the costly single supplement. Info: www.singlestravelclub.ca. RSVP: Val, 604-529-1552. • Bridging Generations Project meeting, 1:30 p.m.; Mackin House Museum is looking for seniors with talents, stories and information they could share with the Coquitlam community. Are you interested? Our first information session will be held at the Museum.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26 • Minnekhada Park Association meeting, 7 p.m., in the Lodge at Minnekhada Park, Coquitlam. Attend and hear about activities planned for 2011. Info: Trina 604-520-6442. • Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts “book night” – visitors welcome; stamp swap and shop at 7 p.m., presentation of books after 8 p.m. in the McGee Room at Poirier community centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www.stampclub. ca or 604-941-9306. • Rag rug-making sessions, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Mackin House Museum, Coquitlam. Bring your work and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow ruggers.
THURSDAY, JAN. 20 • Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Association meeting, 7 p.m., Victoria Hall, corner of Victoria Drive and Soball Street. New residents welcome. Info: 604-941-2462.
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• Burquitlam Community Association holds its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Sir Frederick Banting middle school, Coquitlam.
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SIGN ME UP 2011! Signing up for weight loss? Step back It is the time of year when many people are trying to keep their new yearâ€™s resolutions. â€œThis is the year,â€? they say, â€œwhen I am finally going to .... quit smoking, stop drinking, lose weight, get fit, work less, spend more time with my family, fill in the blank...â€? Unfortunately, many people will quit making the effort and go back to the same old, same old before the month is over. There are lots of articles on how to keep your new yearâ€™s resolutions and just as many articles written about why most people fail to keep them. But Sheryl Stanton, a registered nurse and stress relief specialist, says that she has never read an article that gives what she thinks is the real reason for the failures. She believes the real reason we go back to what we were doing before is because there is an emotional payoff for doing it; i.e., we get something from it, otherwise we wouldnâ€™t be doing it. Stanton doesnâ€™t drink or smoke, so she canâ€™t identify with that but she does know about her new yearâ€™s resolutions to lose weight. â€œI was an emotional eater,â€? she said. â€œWhenever I got stressed or upset, I would go to the fridge
or the store. And it was never celery or carrot sticks that I wanted; it was rich, creamy carbs that I craved, especially chocolate. â€œWhen I would eat chocolate, I would calm down and feel better. Chocolate was rich and delicious and comforted me. I didnâ€™t eat it all the time but when I got stressed, I would binge. I would eat three of the large chocolate bars at one time or a whole bag of chocolate chips. One time, I ate a one-pound solid-chocolate [Easter] bunny â€” and had the worldâ€™s worst migraine headache.â€? Stanton says that even though she was packing on the pounds and hating how she looked, she still continued to eat. Why? Because it made her feel better â€” the emotional payoff. According to Stanton, she was in her 50s before she learned about the negative belief systems sheâ€™d had all of her life. She learned that they were what caused her to feel unhappy, unsatisfied and unfulfilled. â€œAs I was able to eliminate these destructive belief systems, I noticed an interesting side effect. I lost almost 50 pounds within seven months. And it was easy. Because I felt good about myself, I no longer needed the emotional
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604-552-7221 or firstname.lastname@example.org. â€˘ ABCs of Fraud, a consumer fraud prevention program for seniors, by seniors, gives free one-hour presentations to seniors groups of 10 or more. Info: 604437-1940 or email@example.com. â€˘ Honeycombs, a group of people over 50 who entertain with song, dance and skits, meets Thursdays, 1 p.m., at Wilson Centre, PoCo. Performers plus prop, sound and stage hands needed. Info or show bookings: Frances, 604-941-1745. â€˘ PoCo Stroke Recovery Branch would like to welcome new members; meetings are held Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Wilson Centre, PoCo. There is opportunity for speech maintenance, meeting others that have gone through the similar situation and light exercises or bocce. Info: Deanna, 604-942-2334. â€˘ Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniorsâ€™ concerns. Seniorsâ€™ organizations and others interested in joining, call Ernie, 604-576-9734, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. â€˘ The Old Age Pensioners Organization is holds its monthly general meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the Wilson Centre at 1 p.m. Info: Ken Heys, 604-942-1440.
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Vancouver artist Robi Smith — pictured here with Herring (2010) — will show 30 works from her series, called The Voice of the Sea: Paintings of a Threatened Ocean, in a new exhibit that starts tomorrow at Place des Arts. Smith will be at the opening reception Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. as will artists Suzy Stroet and husband and wife team Rick Glumac and Nathania Vishnevshy, who are also displaying their pieces this month at the Coquitlam facility. It is Smith’s first major solo exhibition.
Fish, libraries and Venice By Janis Warren
context and to romanticize them,” she said. “Oil is something that can be preserved and last forever,” unlike bookstacks. Had she interpreted the automated retrieval system instead, she would have used a digital format, she said. The second part of Library focuses on referencing, a topic she is familiar with at the library. Her drawings show the creative process of retrieval, like peeling back “the layers it takes for the information to come out,” she said.
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bout eight years ago, Robi Smith found a copy of a 1940s book written by the department of Fisheries and Oceans about B.C. fish. The black-and-white etchings and the stories behind the fish fascinated her. “There are so many varieties of fish in our waters that I never knew about,” the Vancouver artist said. “We talk about salmon and cod and rockfish all the time, but never about these fish. I felt like I was discovering a whole new world and I wanted to learn more.” Smith’s connection with the ocean over the years has been profound. As a child, she played on the beach in Vancouver and, as an adult, she has studied and written papers on environmental health topics for government clients. But the DFO reference book sparked her passion to translate what she saw and read on to canvas. Her series, called The Voice of the Sea: Paintings of a Threatened Ocean, will be part of a month-long show opening tomorrow (Thursday) at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. It is her first major solo exhibit. A self-taught artist, Smith will display 30 acrylic works, which she describes as “realistic abstract symbolism.” Realistic, as the fish are true interpretations; abstract, as the backgrounds are a rich wash of blues and greens, like the sea, and oranges and reds, to represent acidity; and symbolism, as the images surrounding the fish contrast with their pristine surroundings. For example, the outlines of the plastic bottles are the ocean’s garbage and the falling dinosaurs are the carbon from the fossil fuels; the outlines of fish mean their stock has collapsed or is near extinct. With her artwork, Smith’s intent is to raise the level of awareness about the impact of overfishing, pollution and climate change. But they’re also supposed to educate the au-
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Suzy Stroet’s Book Stacks 1, part of her Library exhibit, and Nathania Vishnevsky’s Reflections of the Past from the Remembering Venice series. dience about B.C. fish and she has comments to accompany each painting. Of herring, she writes: “Once abundant on the B.C. coast, herring feed almost the entire range of marine animals. The eggs are eaten by fish and seabirds, the larvae by jellyfish and crustaceans, the larger fish by sharks, other fish, seabirds, seals and sea lions. But who will eat the plastic bottles?” Said Smith: “There’s so much under the water that we don’t know about and I want to bring that to people’s attention. The oceans are in trouble and I feel that we could lose so much without even knowing it.”
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of the Main Library. “There are usually very strong connotations,” she said. “There are some UBC grads who say, ‘Oh, I spent too much time there!’ but there are others who remember the bookstacks fondly.” The Vancouver artist, whose series called Library is being exhibited in the Leonore Peyton Salon this month, would place herself in the latter half. In 2005, as the bookstacks were being replaced by an automated retrieval system, Stroet snapped photos of them to re-create on canvas in between her full-time job as a children’s librarian at the Collingwood branch of the Vancouver Public Library (she has a master’s degree in library science from UBC). She painted the images in oil “to give them
It was a week-long trip to the Queen of the Adriatic in 2009 that inspired Rick Glumac and Nathania Vishnevshy to photograph and paint a series called Remembering Venice. The joint exhibition by the husband and wife team, to be shown in the Mezzanine Gallery, yields familiar sights from the Italian city such as the bridges, gondolas and masks. But the Port Moody couple also doesn’t shy away from capturing the squalor of the tourist destination: garbage from the sea washing on to the streets next to cathedrals and pigeon poop on statues. “During this trip we rented our own apartment, bought our food from the local markets and tried to live as the Venetians do,” Vishnevshy said. “We even evacuated to higher ground in the middle of the night due to the all-too-common flooding that the Venetians seem to take in stride.” Vishnevshy, a watercolour and acrylic artist who has two master’s degrees from Ohio State University, has taken part in a number of Tri-City art shows while Glumac, a computer graphics expert, was on last year’s organizing committee for the Wearable Art exhibition. • The three Place des Arts exhibits run from Jan. 13 to Feb. 5 at 1120 Brunette Ave. The opening reception will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., with the artists in attendance. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Voice, Travel journalist, author leads writing workshop drum NEW PROGRAMS classes Young singers and drummers wanting to learn basic music skills can sign up for winter classes at Place des Arts. T h e Maillardville centre offers two Singing Fundamentals programs for child vocalists: courses for kids aged six to nine, which started yesterday, run from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. and youth aged 12 to 17 can join the 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. sessions. The introductory drum classes for kids aged 10 to 16 — taught by percussionist and Taiko drummer Jason Overy — show participants about stick techniques, drum-set coordination and basic rock beats and patterns. The course runs Jan. 17 to March 7 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. To sign up, visit www.placedesarts. ca or call 604-6641636.
Freelance travel scribe Daniel Wood will lead a writing workshop at the Port Moody Public Library this week. The journalist, author and teacher will show the tricks of the trade on how to gather story ideas, research, interview and pen a narrative as well as discuss the current writers’ market.
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Benefit concerts Pianists E v g e n i a Rabinovich and Bo gdan Dulu will twinkle the keys of a Fazioli piano this week to launch a music series at Our Lady of Fatima church RABINOVICH in Coquitlam. Proceeds from the eight Joan West memorial concerts will benefit young parishioners who will attend World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, in August, where the Pope is expected to make an appearance.
Besides the Jan. 15 recital, which will include Abraham Wong on violin, other concerts are on Feb. 19 (Kabok String Orchestra, conducted by Bryan Deans); March 19 (pianist Kevin Wong); April 17 (Palm Sunday concert by the Fatima Ecumenical Choir); May 8 (Corpus Christ Choir, conducted by Tony Araujo); and June 11 (Ablaze! Chamber Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Abraham Wong). Tickets at $50 for the series are available through the Fatima parish office, located at 315 Walker St., Coquitlam. For more information, call 604-936-2525.
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From left to right, actors Parker Thompson, Matt David Johnson and Matt Shaw in Stage 43’s Charley’s Aunt. For tickets, call the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 604-927-6555.
British farce for Stage 43 By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A Tri-City theatre group tackles the everlasting themes of love and laughter this week and next as part of its season-long British comedy series. Stage 43 Theatre Society has eight performances of Charley’s Aunt, a farce written more than 100 years ago that opens tomorrow (Thursday) at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. The cast of 10, mostly from the Tri-Cities, interprets the comedy “pretty much how it was written,” director Jim Harrison told The Tri-City News. “We’ve modernized the design for the set a bit and the lighting, but we’ve kept the bones of the structure as they were in the 19th century.” Opened in 1892 in London, England, Charley’s Aunt broke box office records by running for 1,466 shows; the next year on Broadway, it ran for four
years. The somewhat-complex plot revolves around Charley Wykeham and Jack Chesney, two Oxford University undergraduates trying to woo their sweethearts, Amy Spettigue and Kitty Verdun. When Charley hears his rich Brazilian aunt, Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez, will be in England, he and Jack organize a lunch with their girlfriends to meet her; however, the aunt doesn’t show and they get their friend, Lord Fancourt Babberly, to impersonate her. But in Act Two, the relative appears with her adopted niece, Ela Delahay, an orphan with whom Babberly is smitten — mostly because she inherited money from her father that was originally Babberly’s. The comedy follows Stage 43’s fall performance of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, and precedes Noel Coward’s Hay Fever.
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JANUARY • Jan. 13: Place des Arts, opening reception of Suzy Stroet’s Library (multiple media), Robi Smith’s The Voice of the Sea (acrylics), and Nathania Vishnevsky and Rick Glumac’s Remembering Venice (acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and photography), 7 to 9 p.m. • Jan. 14: Port Moody Film Society presents The Aura (Argentina, crime/ drama), 7:30 p.m., Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Visit www. pmfilm.ca. • Jan. 16: Family Day at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), tour exhibits and take part
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Eran Roubini, president of the Burquest Jewish Community Association, with some entries from the first Menorah art design contest at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village. The exhibit closes Sunday when the People’s Choice winner will be named. in all-ages arts and crafts workshops, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 604-664-1636. • Jan. 18: Off the Grid, improvised music series, 7 p.m., Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam. Call 604789-3456. • Jan. 19: ArtsConnect ArtistCircle’s fourth anniversary get-together bringing creative minds together, artists working in various genres, 7:30 p.m., The Conversation (8-3130 St. John’s St., Port Moody). Call 604-9318255. • Jan. 22: Place des Arts faculty concert featuring Johanna Hauser on clarinet, Karina Slupski on violin, Roger Mangas on viola, Aleksandra Dziobek on cello and Anna Levy on piano, 7:30 p.m., Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Call 604-6641636. • Jan. 23: Opening re-
ception of SD43 Grade 12 students’ Emerging Talent XIV, Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), 4 to 6 p.m. • Jan. 28: CSI Coquitlam with Roman Danylo, improv comedy, 8 p.m., Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call 604-9276555. • Jan. 29: Year of the Rabbit celebration at Henderson Place (1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), live performances, hourly draws and booths, noon to 5 p.m. Call 604-6898898. • Jan. 30: Sixth annual Sunday coffee concert series featuring country musician Chad Brownlee, 1:30 p.m., Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam). Call 604-927-8400. • Jan. 30: Weeping Mountain by Red Sky Performance, 2 p.m.,
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FEBRUARY • Feb. 12: Jazz and blues night in Maillardville presented by Société francophone de Maillardville, music and chocolate fondue, 8 p.m., Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Call 604-5157070. • Feb. 12: Opening reception for Roots: Celebrating the International Year of the Forest by the Blackberry Artist’s Society and guests, 2 p.m., Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam. • Feb. 19 and 20: Wearable Art awards presented by the Port Moody Arts Centre, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m., city hall galleria (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody).
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• Evergreen Cultural Centre: Artwork of SD43 Grade 12 students Emerging Talent XIV, Jan. 21 to Feb. 19. • Leigh Square Community Arts Village: Celebration of Light by ArtsConnect’s ArtistCircle group show and Burquest Jewish Community Centre menorah competition, until Jan. 16; Roots: Celebrating the International Year of the Forest by Blackberry Artist’s Society and guests, Jan. 20 to Feb. 27 • Place des Arts: Suzy Stroet’s Library (multiple media), Robi Smith’s The Voice of the Sea (acrylics), and Nathania Vishnevsky and Rick Glumac’s Remembering Venice (acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and photography), Jan. 13 to Feb. 5. • Port Moody Arts Centre: Jennifer McAuley’s Landscapes of Suburbia (oil on panel), Margaret K. Haydon’s Philosopher Fish (ceramic), Margarret Walker’s Eagle’s Epic Journey (quilling paper) and Kirsten Chursinoff’s Nesting Season (fibre and textile art), Jan. 6 to Feb. 18.
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Ravens take 4th in own tourney R.C. Palmer of Richmond wins top spot at the Legal Beagle By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
The 22nd annual Legal Beagle high school senior boys’ basketball tournament wrapped up this weekend at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary where the hometown Ravens were edged out of a top three spot by Burnaby South in a 69-60 decision. Richmond’s highly-favoured R.C. Palmer Griffins carried the final day of tournament action Saturday with a 70-63 win over the Kelowna Owls. “We played okay. We were not spectacular by any stretch of the imagination,” Terry Fox head coach Rich Chambers told The TriCity News. “We lost to two very good teams but we did not play our best basketball — we just weren’t sharp.” Chambers cited the Ravens’ back-court game and offensive rebounding as areas needing the most improvement if the boys are to challenge league titans such as Palmer and Kelowna as the season progresses. Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Talons also had a disappointing showing at the Legal Beagle invitational, losing two of three games by more than 27 points but besting White Rock Christian 59-41 in their first game of the tournament. The Talons fell to Terry Fox 79-43 and to perennial powerhouse Vancouver College Fighting Irish 85-58. The Ravens opened with the Gleneagle win, followed by a loss to the eventual tourney champions from R.C. Palmer, then another in the bronze-medal game to Burnaby South. The Legal Beagle tournament is always a big draw and this year featured half a dozen of the province’s top-ranked teams. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Scott Hind (left), Ryan Scalter and Bret McDonald (right) of the Terry Fox Ravens take a team approach to defence in their Legal Beagle Tournament game against Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Talons. The host Ravens trounced the Talons 79-43.
33 headed to youth games Hockey players, skaters and curlers going to Kelowna for international event Jan. 26-31 By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A delegation of 33 young athletes and coaches will represent the city of Coquitlam this month at the first Inter national Children’s Winter Games to be held in North America. The fifth annual event, which runs Jan. 26 to 31 in Kelowna, will see the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Bantam A2 boys’ team as well as two Coquitlam Skating Club skaters and two teams from the Coquitlam Curling
Association compete alongside hundreds of youths from around the world. In total, 36 city delegations from 14 countries will be at the games, including Australia, Austria, Greece, Germany, Iceland, Slovenia, South Korea, the United States and Scotland, with the aim of promoting sport and the Olympic spirit, fair play, equality, fun and friendship between kids ages 12 to 15 years. Neil Pukesh, operations manager of Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, said the event came to his attention last October via the curling association. The city then extended the invitation to other minor sports groups to see if anyone would be willing to compete in one of the seven sports offered at the games. After discussion with the Sports Centre
User Association, the city decided there was enough interest to form a delegation of seven coaches and 26 athletes, and paid the $335 registration fee. Coaches and athletes will be billeted and will be responsible for their own travel expenses, Pukesh said. On Monday, Coun. Doug Macdonell, chair of the city’s recreation committee, urged city councillors to send a representative to Kelowna as Coquitlam’s flag will be flown during the opening ceremonies; a decision will be made by Monday’s council meeting. Mayor Richard Stewar t suggested Coquitlam needs to look at sports tournament hosting more closely — not only for its economic spin-offs but also for the attention it brings to the city. The first International Children’s Games were held in June 1968 in Celje, Slovenia.
Help the Chiefs The Coquitlam Chiefs will represent the city at the 2011 International Children’s Winter Games later this month in Kelowna. And to raise funds to send then to the Okanagan, the Coquitlam Express have taken the young team under their wing, allowing the minor hockey team to sell tickets to the Jan. 19 Express game against the Nanaimo Clippers for just $10 and keep half the proceeds from every ticket sold to support the Chiefs’ efforts. Anyone who purchases tickets to the Express-Clippers game will have their ticket stub entered into a draw for a team jersey signed by the Express. For tickets, contact Carl Severson at 604-941-6878.
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Terry Fox secondary school will hold a celebration of life event for longtime teacher and football coach Carey Lapa, who died suddenly on Sunday. Lapa, who was pastpresident of Football BC and well-loved coach of the Junior Ravens, taught physical education at the CAREY LAPA school since 1998. Members of the school community were informed by email of his passing and an announcement was made at the school Monday, according to School District 43 spokesperson Cheryl Quinton. Fox principal Heather Murphy said the school received an outpouring of support from former staff and the football community, including Football BC, which sent food, and rivals W.J. Mouat secondary in Abbotsford, which sent flowers and condolences. “It’s been incredible,” said Murphy, who said the school was calm Monday and the atmosphere reflective as staff and students comforted one another about Lapa’s sudden passing with the help of a district team of former counsellors and administrators. “Our kids and staff were very upset.” Lapa was well connected with the school and sports community and a very popular teacher. “He’ll be very, very missed,” she said. Lapa had a long history of involvement in football and was a member of the UBC Thunderbirds team that won the 1982 Vanier Cup national championship. A football award or bursary will be created in his name, she said, and students will be selling wristbands to raise money for it or another worthy cause. A celebration of Lapa’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 in the school gym.
The Port Moody Reds weathered the cold and a frozen home field to defeat the Guildford Azores 5-2 Sunday in under-18 boys’ Gold soccer play. Shahin Rasulniya put the Reds on the board first, a 1-0 lead the team carried into the second half of play. The Reds built on this lead in the second with Leigh Kinakin, Jared Peterson, Avery Daniels and Reshad Ziauddin each netting a goal against the Azore defence. Ziauddin also earned three assists while teammate Daniels assisted on two Port Moody goals. Reds team manager Tony Brown cited outstanding defensive play from Matthew Wahlroth, Matthew Brown, Blake Bjorndal, Ben Vovko, Andrew Pilcher and goaltender Eugene Borysenko as crucial contributions to the team’s success on Sunday.
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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
if you have the DESIRE, we have the PLAN
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who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulﬁlling work? Qualiﬁed applicants receive training, support and remuneration. Funding is available for modiﬁcations to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca
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PROF. Hair Stylist & Esthetician for our upscale salon & spa in Port Moody. City of the Arts ~ Make me Over. Compensation, wage plus commission Call Lisa 604-931-4484
ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certiﬁed A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417 CONTAINER
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HUSBANDRY Specimen Trees Wholesale Nurseries Ltd., 18598 Advent Rd Pitt Meadows, BC is looking for Primary Nursery Workers to weed and prune container plants. Work is outdoors in all kinds of weather; 6 days a week; 8 hours a day. Starting March 1, 2011. Training provided. $9.28 per hour.
Please fax resume to: 604465-8100 Ph: 604-465-7122 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: Personnel Manager FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certiﬁed, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944
Call Our MAPLE RIDGE Campus:
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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
Carriers Needed The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area: #8158 304-409 Dartmoor Dr 2500-2519 Penhurst Crt 2603-2688 Rogate Ave #9878 500-1528 Greenstone Crt 2620-2642 Marble Crt 2610-2641 Pamorama Dr #8154 2270-2498 Latimer Ave 2251-2498 Warrenton Ave #8518 1370-1440 Cambridge Dr (even) 1305-1427 Foster Ave 656-669 Gatensbury St 1507 Grover Ave 649-651 Schoolhouse St #6062 802-1274 Alderside Rd (even) #6002 3313-3375 Dewdney Trunk Rd 101-102 Fraser St #8644 1501-1765 Austin Ave (odd) 1707-1769 Haversley Ave 1707-1775 King Albert Ave 502-544 Laurentian Cres (even) 506-563 Poirier St #8111 1900-2080 Austin Ave (even) 1901-2087 Edgewood Ave 407-483 Glenholme St 411-496 Midvale St 395-495 Montgomery St 1904-1912 Rhodena Ave
NOW HIRING In the Lower Mainland SOMETIMES ALL YOU NEED IS A CHANGE OF SCENERY! Is casual dining or fast food leaving you less than challenged? At Denny’s, we offer you more than just greeting customers and waiting tables. As a Manager, we’ll give you the chance to share your expertise in a team focused, full service operation. In return for your efforts, we provide outstanding growth opportunity, competitive salaries, Performance-based bonus, advancement opportunities and an excellent beneﬁt package.
SOUNDS LIKE MUCH MORE THAN FAST FOOD TO US! We are looking for YOU energetic individuals with supervisory experience, a commitment to Customer Service and the ability to lead. Positions available in Lower Mainland.
Send your resume to: email@example.com or by fax to : 1-604-942-0568
#6058 421-450 Campbell Rd 408-412 Elm St (even) 1-11 Harbour Pl 409-585 Ioco Rd 10-30 Mercier Rd 463-541 San Remo Dr 423-433 Sentinel Rd
EXPERIENCED MOA required immediately for a busy specialist ofﬁce. Proﬁle experience an asset. Please fax or e-mail resume & cover letter to: 604-526-2279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FULL AND PART Time Certiﬁed Dental assistants position in Abbotsford. No evenings some weekends. $20/Hour. 778-373-8441 email credentials: email@example.com
#8762 1200-1235 Burkemont Pl 1200-1232 Coast Meridian (even)
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#8649 560-591 Carmen Crt 2160-2365 King Albert Ave 560-591 Orkney Crt #8310 401-427 Ashley St 701-764 Dansey Ave 408-436 Donald St 650-779 Rochester Ave #6015 301 Klahanie Dr OTHER ROUTES NOT LISTED MAY BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL TO ENQUIRE. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation
REALTOR URGENTLY REQUIRED
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
SERVER/BARTENDERS - P/T & F/T required at Lougheed Village Bar & Grill. Must have Experience. Fax Resume: 604-421-0365 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCAVATOR OPERATORS, Insite Servicing & Utilities Ground work. Hardworking & exp’d. Please call 604-465-4718. PIPE LAYERS & SURVEYORS exp’d and hardworking. Please call 604-465-4718.
CARPENTER Weststar Restoration & Contracting Service Ltd. Carpenter Renovation (7271), P/F $25, 40 hr week, Med. Ben, ASAP, Sdary school or 3 to 4 yrs apprenticeship, program or over 4 yrs, exp in the trade, spk English. maintenance, repair, renovation,speciﬁc skills: measure, cut, shape, wood materials, etc. Apply by email: email@example.com LICENSED HEAVY Duty Mechanic needed for maintenance and repairs on clean ﬂeet of Dump Trucks, Maple Ridge area. Afternoon shift, Monday to Friday. Fax resume to 604-460-7853.
Please fax resume to the ofﬁce manager at (604) 939-2751.
COQUITLAM HERBAL relaxation body care. Private. 778-355-9352. In hotel service. Meena.
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Kristy 604.488.9161 Want to advance your career? Drillers Assistants (labour)
Getting a job couldn’t be easier!
Entry level positions Job entails: Lift 25-100lbs, repetitive manual labor, working outdoors, long hours, travel in BC, strong work ethic, team player, multitasking, self-motivated. Ability to take direction, valid BC drivers license, clean abstract, reliable transportation. Mechanically inclined an asset. Provide resume and drivers abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 604-888-4206. No phone calls.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiﬁed - Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783
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CONCRETE & PLACING
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
#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. PRECISION ELECTRICAL (EC# 104963) Residential, Renovations, Service upgrades, no job too small. Licensed and Bonded. Free Estimates, 604-831-7281 REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent 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.
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New ﬂoor inst. & ﬁnishing. Reﬁn. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117. TILESETTING Great Rates Ticketed Journeyman 25 years exp. Brent 604-727-1925
278 FURNITURE REFINISHING
LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING - ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery
Ph: 604-469-2331 281
101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)
~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~
CLEANING SERV. European exp, trustworthy, exc ref’’s, bondable. Free Est Alexandra 604-942-5024.
JASMINES RELAXATION TOUCH Pain/ Stress Relief. Country Setting *Easy Prkg *7Days. 778-888-3866
CLEANING SPECIAL Rates as low as $60/mo. Price incl. cleaning supp. Free estimates. We also clean carpets. Call A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539
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 Ref’s -WCB Insured
LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620
329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 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 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses
Big & Small Jobs Welcome!!
Mathias 604-313-5530 firstname.lastname@example.org
“JUST A GREAT JOB!”
Robert J. O’Brien
604-728-5643 Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL! 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”
HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, ﬂooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
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
SEASIDE PAINTING & Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas ﬁtter. Aman: 778-895-2005 #1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423 $38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, clogged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640 A-Grade Plumbing Heating & Drainage. Lic’d local plumber / gas ﬁtter. Free est. Guar’d work 778.881.7598
Bark Mulch Products Composted W Bright W Nuggets Garden Blend & Lawn Blend Topsoil
NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941 STARGATE PLUMBING. Resident. reno’s services & repairs. Free estimates, reliable. 604-512-4021
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
D Broken Concrete RocksD $21.00 Per Metric Ton D Mud Dirt Sod ClayD $21.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $56.00 Per Ton
Meadows Landscape Supply (604)465-1311
MOVING & STORAGE
$30 / PER HOUR - ABE MOVING *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed
Clean to Perfection. Reliable & Honest, Lic’d & Insured. Free window cleaning. 778-840-2421.
✶Dump Site Now Open✶
JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909
*BATHROOMS *KITCHENS *ADDITIONS *REMODELING *SUNDECKS *BASEMENTS, etc 20+ yrs exp., insured/guaranteed
MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes
The Best Team & Service !
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt stes, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroof. Dhillon 604-782-1936. AAA HANDYMAN SERVICES Repair, Replace, Remodel. Room Additions. Kitchen, Bath Remodels. Drywall, Paint, Texture. Finishing, Floors & more. 30 yr. exp. Dan 778837-0771
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45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500 COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. ref’’s. reno’’s, reasonable rates. All work guaranteed. 604941-8261, cell 778-999-2754. FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 PROFESSIONAL Drywall & Taping, all textures. Big/small projects. Best Prices in Town. 604-970-1285 Taping & Finishing, small boarding jobs, textured ceilings, respray. 30 years exp. Call Del 604-505-3826
ESTABLISHED AND Growing for Over 90 Years Combined Insurance is an international company established and growing since 1919. We are seeking results oriented management minded individuals to service a very well established block of existing accounts in the Disability and Life ﬁeld. Duties include: service of existing accounts, set up new business accounts We offer: 3 weeks of hands-on training paid for by Combined Insurance, competitive compensation package, excellent beneﬁts program, management training and development Qualiﬁcations: a successful past work history, valid drivers license, reliable automobile available for full time use, bondable, honest and ambitious, have a positive attitude If you are a motivated professional with strong goals, and a commitment to excellence, an opportunity with Combined might be for you! Send your resume to: email@example.com Website: www.combined.ca
MIND BODY SPIRIT
Respected local Mechanical Contractor requires Plumbing & Heating Foreman, Journeyman & Apprentices for all aspects of Commercial Institutional Mechanical work (New Construction). Previous experience an asset. Team Environment. Long Term Opportunity. Competitive Wages, & Excellent Beneﬁts. Fax: 604.576.4739 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
With experience in dealing with Canadian clients in Europe and European clients in Canada. Must be able to communicate in both English and a major western European language (preferably German). The successful candidate will assist Canadian vendors in selling property to Europeans and will assist prospective European buyers in purchasing Canadian real estate (and vice versa). The job will be located in Coquitlam, B.C. The successful candidate must be willing to sign a minimum 12 month contract. Salary to be at $4,000 per month on a full-time basis (40 hours per week). Start date will be as soon as possible.
PLUMBING & HEATING • Foreman • Journeyman • Apprentices
FINANCIAL CLERK II BBD is seeking a temporary full time ﬁnancial clerk (Maternity Leave February 2011 until May 2012) in the Port Coquitlam ofﬁce. Reporting to the VP, Finance, this position is a key member of the Finance team at BBD West ofﬁce. Finance clerk to be primarily responsible for the Accounts payable/receivable as well as managing the adjudications process for BBD clients. Please check out www.bbd.ca for the full job posting. BBD offers a competitive compensation package with beneﬁts and vacation. Please forward resume and cover letter to email@example.com or fax 604-464-7997 by January 21, 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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Manufacturers SALES Representative Terms of employment: Permanent, Full Time. Salary: To be negotiated, Commissions, Beneﬁts. Start Date: As soon as possible. Experience: 3-5 years experience in the building industry. You should have a working knowledge of the window and door industry. Duties: Chosen candidate will have to work in a fast paced environment, work well with others; pay close attention to detail, meet targets and deadlines on a monthly basis. You will be required to have a dependable vehicle and be willing to travel regularly. Present our vast supply of products to new and existing clients, prepare and administer sales contracts, provide client input to design and product, resolve product and service related items.
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance Prompt Delivery Available
Seven Days a Week
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave ✶ Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶ Pea Gravel
From 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
323 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. 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
FUNDRAISING@KidzBiz.com Register your school or charity at www.kidzbiz.com for free and earn 25% on a variety of cool products and services
329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING, *Tiling, *Pressure Washing, *Misc Repairs. Call Brian 604-936-8966.
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
Rubbish Removal Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991
RECYCLE-IT! #1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL
www.recycle-it-now.com LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL For your Lowest Prices. 7 days a week. Isaac (604)727-5232 #1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339 RUBBISH REMOVAL Bobcat/dump trailer. firstname.lastname@example.org Gary 604-339-5430.
~~~ SNOW REMOVAL ~~~ Bobcat & ATV Plow, salting, fully insured., WCB. 24 hours, Free Est. (778)231-9675, (778)231-9147
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Yellow Labs, p/b, 5 male, 3 female, $600 or $700 w/papers, dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. (604)794-7633 (604)997-3040 No Sunday calls.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding
☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899
Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant
✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certiﬁed Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca
10% OFF from now to Feb 1 with this AD
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.
WHEELCHAIR, 21’’ WIDE. Removable arms, suits a small person. $325. (604)942-5773
BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095
MISC. FOR SALE
CAN’T Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991.
REAL ESTATE ACREAGE
Own 20 Acres $129/mo. $13,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner ﬁnancing. Free Map/Pictures. 866-254-7755 www.sunsetranches.com.
HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES
WE BUY HOUSES
Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certiﬁ ed Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured
ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $99/mo. USD. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. Hear free recording at 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com.
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 2011 CANADIAN Dream Home 3 bed/2 bath, 1512 sqft, CSA-Z240 $109,950 includes delivery and set up in lower BC, 877-976-3737, http://www.hbmodular.com/images/email.jpg
636 PETS 477
BEAUTIFUL ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, vet checked & ready to go. $800. 604-861-3745 BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked & ready for good homes.$850.Langley.778-241-5504 BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Incredible bloodlines. Show/pet. 99% house trained. Call 604-7400832 or 604-740-2986.
www.bernerbay.weebly.com BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog X Border Collie pups, 2 fem., 1st shots & worming. $650. 604-857-5212 CANE CORSO puppies, 12 weeks, shots, dewormed, vet ✔, ready to go. $1500. 604-825-5124 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUAS 3rd generation Purebred, 1 long haired tiny male & 1 short hair female. Shots, ready to go, 8 wks/old, $650. 604-860-4499. CHINESE SHAR PEI pups. House raised. Well socialized. Vet chek’d., shots. Avail. now. (604)814-0038 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaton terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1,000+. Call 604-533-8992 DOBERMAN PUPPIES 8 wks/old, 1st shots, CKC Registration. $850. 604-575-8291 or 604-996-7533. GERMAN SHEPHERD Reg’d pups, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guaranteed. Call 604-856-8161. MALTESE PUPS: 3 M, 1 F. Incl 1st shots, vet chked, dewormed, dep will hold. $800. ﬁrm 604-464-5077. MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915. 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 PRESA PUPPIES, family farm raised. Great temperment. Great guard dog. $500. 604-855-6929. PUREBRED Doberman puppies, ready now. 4 girls, 1 boys $700 obo. 604-807-9095. TERRI-POO PUPPIES. $350 each. 10 weeks. Ready to go. Call 604-596-7642.
CRESCENT VIEW A few large 3 bdrms, reno’d townhouses avail with bsmt and patio. Different ﬂoor plans avail to choose from. 5 Appl’s some with garage in or beside. Near Port Mann bridge in magniﬁcent area.
BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 email@example.com
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
APARTMENT/CONDO Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.
Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value
For info call 604-834-4097 COQUITLAM:
GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP 2865 Packard Ave.
S Impeccably clean S Heat S H/water S Parking S Ldry
Now accepting applications for 1 bdrm apt. Share purchase req’d.
1 bdrm. $780/mo. Available Feb. 1st
GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available 2 BEDROOM
Lougheed Mall Skytrain, 5 min walk 1 & 2 Bdrm & 2 Bdrms Split Level Units Avail.
Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.
Call 604-931-2024 www.aptrentals.net
Criminal/cr check & refs. Sorry No Pets
Great location for seniors!
Senior Move-In Allowance. For more info. google us.
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)
The Meadows Gated underground parking, heated outdoor pool. Heat, hot water & 3 appliances included. 2 min. walk to Westcoast Express.
Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available
COQUITLAM nr L’heed mall/skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg, quiet, n/p, gated prkg, video surveillance, 1 bdrm $780, incl heat, h/w, Jan. 1, Crime-Free, Cert. 604-937-7812 www.greatapartments.ca Coquitlam/Port Moody
St. John’s Apartments 2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody 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 info & viewing call
Hyland Manor 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
Cedar Grove Apartments 655 North Rd, Coquitlam Fab location close to everything. 1 bdrm suites avail. Mins from Lougheed Mall, Skytrain Shopping & parks. Bus station right in front. Parking and Laundry room. For more info & viewing call
Beata 778-788-1840 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
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.
Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call (604) 931-2670
“Raphael Towers” 1 Bdrm & Den $950/mo *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL
HOMES FOR RENT
TWO MODERN Houses on Acreage 8,000 ft. h t t p : / / w w w . c o t a la.com/tours/?tourid=0894 $4900/mo. 604-771-1931 WESTWOOD PLATEAU - Suite 2922 Valleyvista Dr. Reno’d 2 BR 1 Bath; 1100 sf; laundry; $1100 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666
COQUITLAM (West) 1 BEDROOMS “SUPER LOCATION” near Vancouver Golf Course, Blue Mtn/Austin, Shops & Bus. WELL MAINTAINED BLDG. E Large apts E Security Camera E Onsite Caretaker E N/pets E N/s 604-936-4774, 604-889-8534 604-931-4648
Maple Ridge REDUCED 1 & 2 bdrms motel kitchen suites. Clean, non-smoking, no pets, secure and includes coin laundry, free wireless internet & maid service. Also full service RV sites. (604)463-9718
750 + SQ/FT OFFICE
604-944-2963 743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TY-CON PROPERTIES Professional Property Management
Serving the Tri Cities for over 16 years Protect your investment
2 Bdrm Suites Available With Large Balcony / Patio Walking distance to all amenities and WC Express. New carpets and appl’s. Gated parking. Quiet and secure bldg. Adult oriented. Sorry no pets. Refs required.
Call 604-941-9051 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $775/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034. PORT COQUITLAM near Prairie/ Coast Mer, near new 2bd/2ba, 1050sq ft on 2 ﬂrs, 5+app, 2 prkg, 1strg, $1400/mo. 1 yr lse. N/S, N/P 778-322-1156 PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 2 & 3 BDRM APTS - Feb 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
TOP FLOOR 1 BDRM APT NEW carpets & lino $775/mo S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Secure gated parking S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT PORT MOODY, 2626 St. John’s. 1 bdrm Secure prkg. Storage. N/P. $750/mo. 604-298-8775. PORT MOODY $625 BACHELOR ste, Henry St., Pt. Mdy, incls ht, h/w prkg. 604-461-1336, 604-937-5427 PORT MOODY. Now renting ~ Villa Leah 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. suites. $950 $1475/mo Newly reno’d & upgraded Available immed. 778-355-6677 PORT MOODY
Start Your New Year Right... At, The PERFECT LOCATION! Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS. Starting at $700/mo.
Call 604-724-6967 W.W. Plateau, Montreux Bldg lovely 2 bdrm, 2 ba 2 prkg, compl privacy fr back $1295 Feb 1. 604-941-3259
Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express
ANMORE 2 bd rancher, 1900 s/f. 2 bath, cln, reno’d, level acreage, 5 appl, f/p, dbl gar, patio. Nr Pomo/ Coq Ctr, Bunzen Lk. 778-688-6622 PITT MEADOWS. 900 sq.ft. 2 bdrm house. 6 new appls. N/S. N/P. Ref’s. $950/mo. 604-314-1103. PORT COQUITLAM - Rancher 1582 Angelo Ave, 2 BR; 1 Bath 1200 sf; lndry; yard $1350 NOW Peak Prop. Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT COQUITLAM - Rancher 1582 Angelo Ave, 2 BR; 1 Bath 1200 sf; lndry; yard $1350 NOW Peak Prop. Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT MOODY 4 bdrms, approx 3000 s/f, unﬁn bsm’t, n/s n/p. Ref’s req. $2,100/mo. Avail now. 778288-7070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
space with small kitchen.
Call 604-421-1235 COQUITLAM 1 bdrm grnd ﬂr, $800 + elect. NP/NS. 1 blk from Blue Mtn Park 2 blks fr Austin 604-467-2157 COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bath brand new, 948sqft Lincoln/Pipeline (Windsor Gate), insuite W/D, s/s appliances, $1300/month. 1 yr term. Linda 604-761-7226 COQUITLAM 947 SF, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Apartment for rent Washer and dryer in premises, dishwasher. Alarm system. Underground Parking. $1000 utilities included. 105-1175 Hefﬂey Crescent (close to Coquitlam Center) Contact Luis 604-468-7677, or 604-9994193
MAPLE RIDGE. Small 1 bdrm., large covered deck, w/d, utilities incl. Suit single person, no pets. Available immediately. $675/mo. 604-230-2005.
19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS
COQUITLAM. Reno’d 2 bdrm, approx 1000 sq.ft spacious, bright. Quiet area, cul-de-sac. Shrd lndry. Avail now. N/S, N/P. $950 + 1/3 utils. 604-941-5436, 778-863-7611. COQUITLAM West 1 bdrm bsmt sparking clean & bright sunken l/rm. sep d/rm. Onsite owners. Priv ent. prkg, hydro incl. Laundry avail. N/s n/p. Feb 1. $725/mo. 604-937-5177 PORT COQUITLAM, 1/bdrm, 8 ft ceilings. Very bright. Cl to WCE, priv laundry, pkng avail. $800/mo incl util. Immed. (604)790-3811 PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm, bright, above grnd, NP/NS, no lndry. Incl cble, hydro. $750m. 604-866-8182 PORT COQUITLAM, Citadel Hts 2 bdrm g/l suite, priv. ent., 3 appl, f/bath, f/pl, alarm, patio, n/s, n/p, n/laundry, $850 incl util, avail immed. 604-941-0810 PORT COQUITLAM, Mary Hill area, bach. suite, $650 incl utils. NS/NP. Feb. 1st. 604-785-5962. PORT COQUITLAM, new 2 bdrm. close to schools, bus. Incl. hydro & cable. Storage. $900 mo. Avail. now. N/S N/P. 604-690-0564 PORT COQUITLAM north. Newer 2 bdrm. $850 incl heat & hydro. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-941-6843. PORT COQUITLAM Oxford 2 Bdr $1000; 3 Bdr $1300. Incl heat, h/w, hydro, w/d, cbl & net. 604-468-1299 PORT COQUITLAM - Suite 1661 Fraser Ave. Updated 3 BR 2 Bath; 1200 sf; laundry; $1350 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $700 + 20% utils. Free lndry, nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Call 604-469-9402. WESTWOOD PLATEAU - Suite 2922 Valleyvista Dr. Reno’d 2 BR 1 Bath; 1100 sf; laundry; $1100 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 WW Plateau bright new 2 bdrm 6 appl. $900 + utils., w/i, TV, N/S, small dog OK. Feb. 1 604-787-1646
COQUITLAM Centre Area
2232 McAllister Ave
Polo Club Apartments
W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
COQUITLAM warehouse, 175 Schoolhouse St. 3,579 - 5,900 sq ft. Call Rachel 604-633-2888. PORT MOODY, 2626 St. John’s. 1000 sq.ft. retail space. $1880 + HST. Call 604-298-8775. PORT MOODY. St. John’s St. 600 sq ft ofﬁce space. $1300/mo + hst. Avail Jan 1. Phone 604-4699100 leave message.
604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818
Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.626.9647 Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.626.9647
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Call Wayne Goudal 604-945-2414
MAPLE RIDGE W. 3br, f/p, warm colors, lrg kitch & deck, 5appl, n/s, $1350 utils incl.Feb1. 604-942-8478 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm upper Sep entry, w/d, d/w, inﬂr heating. N/P, N/S. $1150 incl utils. Feb 1st. (604) 468-2940 or 970-7672. PORT COQUITLAM: Newly remodeled, 10’ ceiling, 3 bdrm upper, 2 bath. Fenced, secure b/yard. Park, Walk to amens. N/P, N/S. $1290/mo 60% utils. Avail now. (604)375-8757 PORT COQUITLAM - Suite 1661 Fraser Ave. Updated 3 BR 2 Bath; 1200 sf; laundry; $1350 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1195 +60% util. 604-469-9402
CARS - DOMESTIC
1995 BUICK LESABRE 1 owner, low km’s, loaded! Pristine cond! $3900. Private 604-593-5072.
1997 Chrysler Concord Full load, Senior owned,very good condition, air cared 133K $3,800 Call: (604) 463-5475 2009 FORD FOCUS SES, silver, 39K. 2L auto, O/D. Loaded, leather. Mint. $11,800. 604-505-6260
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 VW BEETLE, auto, exc. cond. spoiler, silver, sunroof, a/c, heated seats $14,000 obo 604-864-8164
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING
POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence 1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Rooms avail in large house for adult. Refs a must. NS/NP. 604-944-0884; 604341-6702
STORAGE SPACE for rent.. Good for car, boat etc. 1400 sf. Avail.now. For more info call 604-866-8182.
ANMORE. 1 bdrm on acre, 1000 sf, priv entry, cvrd deck, shrd W/D. N/P, suits 1, $695 + utils. Immed/ Feb. 1. Call 604-506-1034. CITADEL HEIGHTS 1 bdrm + den 1450sf priv ldry $1000/mo incl utils. Avail now. 604-788-6842 COQUITLAM, 1 bdr. bsmt. suite for rent for one person. Close to Superstore, IKEA. $700/month utility incl. Indoor cat is OK. N/S Available now. Call @ 604-200-0885 COQUITLAM. 1 bdrm suite. Close to shopping mall, SFU, park & transit. N/P. N/S. $650/mo. utils & lndry incl. Avail now. 604-461-6672. COQUITLAM 1 bdr nr SFU 1/2 blk to bus. Sep entry. Own W/D. $750 incl utils. Ns/Np/Ref’s 604-931-4578 COQUITLAM bright, lrg g/lvl 1 bdrm $875 incl cbl, utils, net, own w/d, alarm. new carpets. 604-767-0599. COQUITLAM Capehorn Ave. Bright 1 bdrm & den, full bath sh ldry, yard $725 incl util Jan15 604-780-7726. COQUITLAM - Lower Suite 3145 Pattulo Cres. Updated 2 BR 1 Bath; 1100 sf; laundry; $1100 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM - Lower Suite 3145 Pattulo Cres. Updated 2 BR 1 Bath; 1100 sf; laundry; $1100 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM, nr. Lougheed Mall. 2 bdrm suite. Avail immed. $900/mo. incl utils. N/S. N/P. 604-931-8388.
604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)
Port Mdy 3Bdr 2 storey T’House approx 1375 s/f, 2.5 bth, 2 sec u/g prk. Ns/Refs. Now. $1500
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bedrooms Available *Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces
*No Pets *Avail Immediately
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper
COQUITLAM. Exec 4 bdrm, 3.5 bathrm in Whisper Ridge nr Pinetree Rec Ctr. N/P, N/S. Ref req. $2095/mo+utils. Feb 1st. 724-4281. MAPLE RIDGE, W., 3 bdrm + den, 1450 sf, 2 prk, nr. schl & WCE, immed, $1450. Call (604)941-5594 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 COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm T/H’s, $775/mo & $815/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. 604-464-0034.
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
TRUCKS & VANS
2002 DODGE DAKOTA Quad cab with canopy, V6, 2WD, 156K, well maint. $9900. Call 604-464-5097. 2004 TUNDRA TRD acc cab, orig owner $16,800 c/w canopy/boxliner or $15,800 without. Financing oac. 604-793-8158 2006 CHEV Uplander, $14,000. 69,000K, serviced every 6 mo. by GMC. 604-557-1668 after 8pm
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