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Cash for fire hall sought PoMo gets peek at preliminary design By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

city is blameless in the poor performance of the field,” he said. “Taxpayers will not be covering the costs associated.” The city is seeking damages associated with repairing the defects and costs involved with testing the field to figure out why it was not draining properly. Increased maintenance costs are also outlined in the damages as well as the loss of use of the field, which means a loss of revenue for the city.

Port Moody city council took the first step towards approving a new No.1 fire hall for the city, and now they’re asking residents to take out a $16-million loan to pay for it. A preliminary design for the replacement fire hall was greenlighted at Tuesday’s city council meeting, initiating the next step of seeking the approval of the Inspector of Municipalities to let the city hold a publ i c vo t e o n whether city hall should bor row $16 million to foot the bill for the new hall’s construction. If approved, the proposed three-storey 2,392 sq. ft. Fire Hall No. 1 would be built on the site of the current No. 1 hall at Murray Street and Ioco Road with construction possibly beginning early next year. Some defining features of the architects’ plans include larger living and training quarters for firefighters and the addition of a fourth truck bay which would open onto Murray Street rather than the present Ioco Road entrance. The current detachment was built in the early 1970s to serve 11,000 residents who then called Moody home. Today, the hall serves a population of 33,000. For Port Moody Fire Chief Jeff Lambert, his biggest concern with having a new hall built is getting his firefighters out from under the dangers of their current digs. “In a seismic event, if we ever had a shake I frankly don’t believe our trucks would get out of the hall,” Lambert told The TriCity News. “And you know what? Trucks can be replaced but we’ve got a whole crew of firefighters in here and they know that they’re living in a building that potentially could kill them.”

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Montgomery middle school students and teachers joined thousands of British Columbians who practised an earthquake drill during in The Great BC ShakeOut Wednesday morning.

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They’re all shook up Hundreds of Tri-City school children, teachers, city workers and other employees went down on their hands and knees and hid under their desks Wednesday and waited for the shaking to stop. It took a little imagination — and an audio sound clip — to make the earthquake drill seem real, but in the end organizers hope the Great British Columbia ShakeOut reinforced the importance of taking cover under a sturdy piece of furniture in an earthquake. Port Coquitlam’s emergency program manager Cheryl Lalonde said the quake drill was organized by the B.C. Earthquake Alliance and cities across the province, with PoCo, Port Moody and Coquitlam taking part. According to the ShakeOut B.C. website, nearly 500,000 people took part in the earthquake drill

City sues over turf field Problems with flooding on Percy Perry field date back to 2006 By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The city of Coquitlam has launched a civil suit against nearly a dozen companies involved in the construction of a $2 million artificial turf field at Percy Perry Stadium.

In court documents, first filed in 2009, the city alleges that faulty design, construction and installation is to blame for the field’s drainage problems, which create ponds of water on top of the 11,000-square-metre turf. “As a result of these and any other defects, the project has failed to perform as promised or expected and the defects are such that they pose a substantial danger to users of the artificial sports field,” the city said in its statement of claim. The companies involved in the

construction of the field, the city alleges, misrepresented the quality and performance of the turf and drainage system. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said he has witnessed games where a soccer ball is kicked high through the air only to stop dead when it hits the wet ground. He added that while the city is open to an out-of-court alternative solution, taxpayers should not be on the hook for the field’s drainage problems. “There is no question that the


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Neighbours scrutinize Austin plan Redevelopment proposal could add 5,000 people in 2,500 homes

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MAYOR RICHARD STEWART

THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Hundreds of Coquitlam residents and business owners crammed into an open house this week to get their last say on how Austin Heights should redevelop. Participants read posters on the wall about the planned land-use changes and talked to municipal staff about the city’s 20-year vision for the aging neighbourhood that, if adopted by city council, will see high-rises along Austin Avenue, roads closed off for pedestrian walkways and, in the south part, carriage homes, triplexes and quadraplexes on larger single-family lots. The goal is to add about 5,000 more residents in another 2,500 homes in the area between Blue Mountain to Linton streets and Foster to Rochester avenues. Last month, the Beedie Group became the first developer to put forward plans for a 24-storey tower for the corner of Blue Mountain Street and Austin Avenue, a landmark project that will serve as the neighbourhood gateway. Its proposal, which has yet to be formally introduced before city council, is expected to be the catalyst for growth once the neighbourhood plan is adopted. But how other property own-

lots that are currently underused. “If they don’t want to do anything, that’s fine, but we want them to make that decision with enough facts. They may not understand that they can retain ownership of a property while it gets redeveloped.”

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Coquitlam planning assistant Andrew Merrill talks at Wednesday’s open house about the city’s 20-year plans to revitalize Austin Heights. City council is expected to consider the draft neighbourhood plan for the area in the next few weeks. ers and developers will respond to the changes is still unclear. Many businesses owners are waiting for Safeway, which owns a block in the centre of the commercial core, to submit plans to the city for redevelopment (Safeway was unable to comment before The Tri-City News’ deadline Thursday). “The catalyst for the redevelopment will be the large retailers,”

Mayor Richard Stewart told The Newss yesterday.

LANDOWNERS KEY Council’s first priority for Austin Heights, he said, is to adopt the draft neighbourhood plan, which has been in the works for more than two years. Then, the city can start talking with landowners about potential densification.

“I do want to sit down with property owners. I want our staff and our council to have an open dialogue with them,” he said. “We’ve done it with the neighbourhood. Now, we have to start to focus a little bit more on the individual properties because there is tremendous [opportunity] there.” Stewart said some Austin businesses and institutions have large

Erin Davidson, executive director of the Austin Heights BIA, was at Wednesday’s open house to hear the many comments about the draft neighbourhood plan. “I personally am very impressed,” she said. “I am pleased to see the evolution of the plan and how it has been modified along the way by planners who have listened to the groups and have balanced the needs.” Davidson favours the proposed aesthetic appeal, pedestrianfriendly shopping and design concepts to open up the neighbourhood. “Exciting times are ahead for Austin Heights,” she said. Calls to Coquitlam city planners were not immediately returned Thursday. City council is expected consider the Austin Heights Neighbourhood Plan in the next few weeks. jwarren@tricitynews.com

Contractors dispute city’s allegations about drainage continued from front page

Problems with the field became apparent to city officials in December 2006 as construction neared completion, said the statement of claim. Almost a year earlier the city issued a request for proposals for consulting services for the design and planning of the field, which was granted to Athletica Sport and Recreation Design. The company, which subcontracted some of the work to engineering firm Stantec Consulting and geotechnical engineers Levelton Engineering, recommended what is called a drainage/shock pad field base system, according to the city. With the information provided

by Athletica, the city alleges that another request for proposals was issued in July 2006 for the installation of the field. A proposal from Fieldturf Inc., a company that worked in conjunction with FieldTurf West Distributors, FieldTurf USA and FieldTurf Tarkett, was accepted, said the statement of claim. Wi l c o L a n d s c a p e r s a n d Contractors provided the equipment, labour and materials for the installation of the field and Brock Inter national was contracted to provide the drainage system, which is known as the Brockpad, the city alleges. All of the companies involved in the planning, design and construction of the field have been

named in the city’s lawsuit. None of what the city alleges in its filing has been proven in court. In separate statements of defence all of the companies deny the allegations made in the city’s statement of claim and said proper building and design practices were used. The field at Percy Perry was part of a series of upgrades, which added two synthetic turf fields, a baseball diamond and new parking facilities to Town Centre Park. The $10-million project was completed in 2009. Stewart said the other fields built after the Percy Perry turf was completed used different drainage technology and have not had any problems. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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A girls’ soccer team plays on a soggy Percy Perry turf field during a rainy weekend. The city of Coquitlam has launched a civil suit against nearly a dozen companies involved in the construction of the $2 million field.

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Growing population means more fire calls By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam Fire and Rescue may have seen a small increase in the number of calls in 2010, but it is nothing compared to what is expected in the next few years. F i r e c h i e f To n y Delmonico said the number of calls the department receives annually could come close to doubling in the next several decades, as the city’s population rapidly expands. “ We a t t r i b u t e i t mainly to population increases,� he said. “Our role hasn’t changed. We have been identified as a high growth community and we are going to see added pressures because of that.� His comments come after fire statistics for 2010 were released this week. The department responded to 5,838 calls last year, up 1.3% from the 5,764 it received in 2009. The majority of the incidents were medical-related, with crews attending 290 fires, which includes structure fires, vehicle fires and wildland-brush fires. In 2009 crews responded to 309 fires. Statistics city officials use to make decisions about resources have shown that the department can expect approximately 1,000 calls a year

for every 20,000 people living in an area. With more people moving into the city’s northeast sector, the city is looking at what fire and rescue resources should be placed in that area. A $40,000 study is determining the design of a station on a piece of property on David Avenue, which would replace the auxiliary station on Coast Meridian Road. Vehicle purchases will also be a big expense for municipal taxpayers, as several ladder and rescue trucks come up for replacement in the next five years. With increased growth in Coquitlam comes increased possibilities for emergency situations. More roads means more vehicle accidents, more people mean more medical calls and higher towers mean more specialized pumping equipment, Delmonico said. Fire prevention is a big part of reducing the pressures on the department, he added. “Our community has some good stats,� he said. “We would always like to see it down, and that is the role of our fire prevention.� Port Coquitlam is crediting its fire prevention efforts for reducing the municipalities’ overall number of fires and calls. In 2010 the community saw 25% fewer structure fires and emergency crews responded

Fire hall does not meet building code continued from page 1

In fact, the current fire hall does not even meet basic BC Building Code standards despite undergoing stop-gap structural upgrades in 2004. Some other details of Johnston Davidson’s proposed design include a three-storey hose tower for training and hose-drying purposes, a smaller paved footprint than the current site, al-

lowing for some wetland reclamation behind the new building and the potential for LEED silver or gold certification for energy efficiency. Council’s vote to approve the Johnston Davidson’s designs is only a basis for moving forward with the fire hall project and not a formal guarantee of the building’s design or even a guarantee of the project’s future. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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Coquitlam Fire and Rescue responded to 5,838 calls in 2010, up 1.3% from the 5,764 it received in 2009. Fire chief Tony Delmonico said that with an increasing population the department will be busier in future years.

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on the vote within two weeks, and, if approved, the referendum would be held within eighty days of getting the go-ahead, said city spokeswoman Leslyn Johnson. In order to pass, the referendum would require 50% of public support plus one vote. Construction of the new fire hall, if approved, is slated to begin in early 2012 on the site of the current hall at Murray Street and Ioco Road. Built in the early 1970s, the current hall does not meet B.C. Building Code Standards. Port Moody Fire Chief Jeff Lambert was hopeful Wednesday that residents would support the $16-million construction loan if asked to. “If they don’t know how bad our hall is, we’re going to try to offer that information out to people to have a look. If somebody saw it, they’d understand. That’s all I can really say.”

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Port Moody residents may soon go to the polls to tell the city whether or not they want to borrow $16 million to build a replacement No. 1 fire hall. City council has asked the Inspector of Municipalities to approve a referendum on the $16-million loan and, if approved, the vote could be held as early as May. The $16-million loan would cost the average Port Moody household $58.51 per year over 30 years to pay down an estimated annual service debt on the loan of $1,054,882. This extra cost to taxpayers would likely be charged through a municipal tax increase of 4.01%, according to city documents. City councillors and staff at Tuesday’s council meeting said that the Inspector of Municipalities could likely reach a decision

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Naming a destroyer after PoMo is residents’ dream By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

T h e “ H M C S Po r t Moody.” It’s a dream that local historian David Spence has been harbouring for some time — to see the name of his town painted on the stern of a Canadian naval warship. And thanks to his efforts, that dream’s now a little closer to becoming reality. In November, Spence and his compatriots at the Por t Moody Commemorative Society lobbied city hall to submit “Port Moody” to the Department of National Defence for consideration for one of the more than 25 new military vessels due to set sail from Canadian shores over the next five to 10 years. On Jan. 4, DND headquarters got back to them, and now Port Moody is one big step closer to the day when its ship comes in. “Frigates, icebreakers, coastal defence ships; a wide variety will be coming on line,” mused Spence in an interview in the entrance to Port Moody city hall. “A submarine. We might get our name on a submarine, I don’t know.” So which of one of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships should the civic namesake of Colonel Richard Clement Moody be granted to? For his part, Spence would like to see either a frigate or one of the navy’s new “single-class combatants” christened after the town he loves. “We wouldn’t want it to be an icebreaker that is remote in the north

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always been exce ptions,” stated Daniel Sing, director general of Canada’s Maritime Force Development and chairman of the Ships’ Naming Committee, in a letter to Port Moody city council. “And recently the navy has named all new ships after Canadian towns and cities. Thus we h ave t h e M a r i t i m e Coastal Defence Vessel HMCS Nanaimo and the submarine HMCS Victoria.” And given the complete overhaul that the Canadian Navy is undergoing, with all new types of vessels set to replace the current, all bets on old naming conventions are off. “As we begin to consider names for our new ships over the next two to three years,” wrote Sing, “please be assured that the name Port Moody will be included

in the committee’s deliberations.” According to online DND publications, the navy is considering six to eight new polar-class arctic support ships with icebreaker capabilities by 2014, three new joint-support multirole vessels by 2017, 15 single-class combatants to replace the Iroquoisclass destroyers and eventually the Halifaxclass frigates beginning in 2016-2017 and an unknown number of Kingston-class coastal defence boats by 2020. Both Spence and Baron, who each considered careers in the ar med forces before their lives took different courses, agreed: Any of those new vessels would make them proud to have Moody as its home port, if only in name alone. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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These members of the Soroptimist Club of the Tri-Cities, Pat Simpson, Marg Berner, and Colleen Penrowley are no strangers to the kitchen. On two Thursdays a month, they and other volunteers serve up hearty meals to a total of about 120 women and children at the Kinsman Hall in Port Coquitlam and the Legion Hall in Coquitlam.

Warm hearts in the kitchen Soroptimists reach out to women in the Tri-Cities By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Imagine cooking a meal for a large group but you never know how many people will turn up. On the first Thursday of each month in Port Coquitlam and the t h i r d T h u r s d ay i n Coquitlam, about five or six of the group’s 38 members set up tables and don aprons for an afternoon and evening of cooking and serving. They never know how many women will show, many with children in tow, but they always know their efforts are appreciated by those who come. And nothing is wasted — leftovers are handed out at the end of the night. “There are a lot of low income families here,” club president Colleen Penrowley explained. Although the

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“I say ‘where does it come from? It just sort of grows.’” Marg Berner, volunteer group’s original target population nearly four years ago was homeless women, the outreach has expanded to include i m m i g r a n t wo m e n , refugees and women who have a place to live but little more after the rent cheque is paid. Wa r m P l a c e f o r Women began in PoCo, but Penrowley said transportation was a problem for Coquitlam women, many of whom are new immigrants or refugees who have settled in the area. They tend to arrive at the dinner with their children who sometimes translate for them. The meal is a great way for these women to connect, Penrowley said, and they find out they are not alone. They can also choose from a selection of gen-

tly-used clothes, toys and shoes and can win a bag of personal care items at the end of the night. “It’s really a feel good project,” said Pat Dawson, another member of the Soroptimist Club who helps with the meals. D aw s o n s a i d s h e enjoys the hustle and bustle of the event and seeing the smiles on the faces of the women and children. Marg Berner, another volunteer, who also shops for the meal and is proud of the fact that she can feed 70 people for less than $150, is amazed by all the support for the program. For example, the Pinetree secondary club students for Change helped out and donations come from all over the community. With the Coquitlam Legion providing the hall for free, more of the money the group collects through donations can be used for other Soroptimist programs. “I say ‘where does it come from’”, Berner says of the support for

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BIG SHOT A golfer takes aim during a 1991 du Maurier Classic women’s tournament at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam. Coquitlam sees itself as a sports tourism destination but needs to do work to promote itself, a city report states. NEWS FILE PHOTO

Tourism report out By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A blueprint to tackle tourism in Coquitlam points to six short-term solutions where the city can benefit. The document, which was released at this week’s land-use committee, was written by Strategex Consulting Group’s Linda Lee, a Tourism BC facilitator who also penned a 140page tourism report for the city in 2002. The six recommendations came as a result of a day-long workshop held last October with Coquitlam business and cultural leaders to brainstorm ways to attract out-of-towners, get them to stay overnight and spend money in the community. Participants in-

cluded Wayne Beggs, Coquitlam’s economic development officer; Michael Hind, executive director of the TriCities’ Chamber of Commerce; Jocelyn Calderhead, marketing manager of Evergreen Cultural Centre; and representatives from hotels, Boulevard Casino, Ar tsConnect and a Vancouver sightseeing company. Lee’s six recommendations are: • establish a tourism working group • set up regular communications with tourism stakeholders • raise awareness about Tourism BC educational programs for businesses • start talks with TransLink about tourism opportunities from the Evergreen Line

• create a master list of Coquitlam tourism products • and maximize tourism potentials in time for next year’s Canadian Women’s Open Golf Tour nament at the Vancouver Golf Club Coun. Mae Reid, who chairs the city’s landuse committee, said Monday she’d like to see better directional signage around town that also point out tourism hotspots. Coun. Selina Robinson said she was disappointed with the quality of the document, which was paid for by the provincial government. The poor grammar, she said, dampens “the credibility of the content of the report” that is important to the city and tourism stakeholders.

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In addition to these p ro j e c t s, t h e l o c a l Soroptimist Cub also supports a recovery house for women in PoCo, called Glory House, and provides fi-

nancial awards for lowincome women seeking education and career advancement. It also honours women and teen girls who do volunteer work to enhance the community. Penrowley said the

Soroptimist club has grown in size as well as influence, but still welcomes new members. Anyone interest in joining or finding out more should check out at http://soroptimisttricities.org/

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t’s the time of year to debate Foundation Skills Assessment exams for Grade 4 and 7 students which have so raised the ire of teachers, parents, trustees and politicians because they were used to rate schools. Those ratings could have been ignored; instead the validity of FSA tests is in question. The issue is now so politicized FSAs are no longer seen as a viable learning assessment tool. Students aren’t ignorant, they’re not going to do their best if they think adults believe the tests are a waste of time. FSAs might have been valuable because they showed gender differences in learning, and improvements or problems over time, and they also showed what needed work, such as problem-solving in math, and they helped school districts set priorities for aboriginal students and those with behaviour challenges. Scrapping the test for another might seem like a good idea. However, it could take a few years before they start providing any useful data.

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ight now, I have about three Facebook Chat windows open, my phone gets a new text every five or so minutes, and I just finished tweeting. Cyber addict? Maybe a little. But it’s not uncommon these days and the constant exchange of information does have benefits along with drawbacks. A few weeks ago at dinner, I was chatting with my family about how little a break anyone in my generation can get from the onslaught of public scrutiny. Facebook, Twitter, unlimited texting and this brave new world full of information traffickers has seen to that. In day-to-day life, my networks are crucial to my operation. I run a performing arts society for youth in the Tri-Cities and I need to be able to return an email, post Facebook events, text my staff and more at the drop of a hat. I need to know

who’s doing what and make sure they’re actually doing it. I discuss schoolwork with friends online. I plan bus routes and check schedules over the net. And being able to know exactly what’s going on with anyone allows me to know exactly what I need to do. Besides that, it’s social. Talking to people and getting to know a bit about them is fun and I can do all that on Facebook or MSN or Twitter. This past summer, I took part in a magnificent course that helped me to gain insight on the impact that our networks have on our lives. The course taught wilderness survival, with two major practical exams. The first, lasting three days, had us living in groups of three with no contact to anyone outside our trio. For the second, lasting five days, I was alone. (I was monitored by staff from a distance but had no direct contact with anyone for the duration.) Going between the two extremes of social connectivity, I was shocked at the way my mind was affected. It seems in today’s society,

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being able to access any data at any time gives us a sense of security that we depend on. Out in the woods alone, I talked to a rock. I spent ages narrating a war between ants and spiders. I counted to 2,116. And I practised my musical theatre numbers in a clearing. Soon enough, though, the sound of my own voice sounded almost alien to me — I hadn’t had a conversation in days. Seeing the people out to monitor us was torturing. I would have given anything for a sign that I still existed in their world because mine was lopsided. On that outing, I vividly remember being angry at the root of a tree as if it had intentionally wronged me. All craziness aside, though, I realized in my trio that the fewer people we interact with, the better we may get to know them. I remember my two partners well, Devos and Cook. By the end of the first night, sitting up, keeping the fire alive to stay warm, I began telling Cook some of the things in life that I would keep secret from anyone else but my closest friends. We spoke of love and loss and stress and friends and family, and everything in

between, after knowing each other less than twenty-four hours. The story was the same for the remainder of the trip. It was actually enjoyable between the three of us, regardless of the lack of food or shelter or hygiene. We went on foraging ventures and tried to study our plants to understand how they grew. We wove ropes and played games of ring toss and tug-of-war. It was just the three of us, and just for three days, but, for those three days, we were the best of friends. That said, it’s hardly fair to expect anyone to go run off and live in the woods. And in among today’s techno teens, not being online is hardly an easy way to live. And so I challenge each and every one of you reading this: Don’t deactivate your phones and your Facebook, chat with friends online, even tweet, but make sure you’re not missing those beautiful fire-lit nights, those moments with those closest to you. Because they’ll be the best moments you’ll ever have. Colin Fehr is a Port Moody high school student who occasionally writes columns for The Tri-City News.

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FACE TO FACE: Debating the merits of Tommy Douglas Day

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n the increasingly ridiculous promisefest surrounding the B.C. Liberal leadership race, Christy Clark has floated a perky little idea. She’d like to see ”Family Day” become a new statutory holiday in February to break up the long, break-free period between Christmas and May Day. Good idea. Silly name. The statutory holiday in February has been a good idea since 1973, when a fledgling Burnaby M.P. named Ed Nelson, first proposed a private members bill (which require a unanimous vote to pass), to establish a national statutory holiday in February called “Flag Day.” The only vote against the bill was from Tory Eric Nielsen. Nielsen would not allow “those progressives” to successfully pass any bill, so “Flag Day” died on the order paper, sunk by one petulant partisan. The idea of a statutory holiday in February is still a good one. Instead of “Family Day” however, let’s take the opportunity to recognize a great Canadian. Let’s name the day after Tommy Douglas. Before responding viscerally (as my colleague undoubtedly will), take an objective look at the idea. A statutory holiday named after a great Canadian — the greatest Canadian ever, according to

ow boring the world would be if politicians didn’t exaggerate, thereby giving wordsmiths like me material for our anvils. The example du jour: B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark, who recently suggested the province establish a new, mid-February statutory holiday dedicated to the celebration of families. In defending the idea, the erstwhile education minister said British Columbians needed an extra day off because they “will go 111 days this year — from New Year’s to Easter — without a chance to unwind and spend time together.” Really? One hundred and eleven days? It’s as if Clark had never heard of something called “the weekend”—two days that, in my calendar at least, arise like clockwork every seven days or so and which, I am given to understand, are designated “days off ” for most students and workers. My research indicates this “weekend” thing is also quite common across our country, and I’ve heard rumours that it may even be observed in other countries, too. But while I don’t think much of Clark’s headline-grabbing brainchild, I think even less of my Colleague Over There’s suggestion that, if a holiday is to be estab-

lished, it be held in honour of the patron saint of the Canadian Left, Tommy Douglas. Douglas, as you might recall, is widely heralded as the father of Canadian medicare, and for this he has certainly been well celebrated, even if his establishment of universal healthcare in Saskatchewan did usher in an era when doctors were forced to become state workers. But the government always knows best, right? Even if I were a head-over-heels fan of the current, monolithic healthcare system in place in Canada, I still wouldn’t be a fan of the late socialist premier and national NDP leader, primarily because of his fundamental misunderstanding of the proper role of government and of the rights and responsibilities of individual citizens. Prime example: his appalling Master’s thesis in sociology, entitled The Problems of the Subnormal Family, in which, among many troubling suggestions, he called for governments to force sterilization on anyone it deemed to be “mentally defective.” Those of higher mental capacity, but still deemed “subnormal,” would merely be sent to internment camps. Just a guess, but it’s unlikely my colleague will be mentioning any of this.

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Canadians in the CBC’s 10-week analysis in 2004. Douglas was a Canadian who finished his political career in B.C. and a Canadian who helped champion almost every social program we enjoy in Canada, including Medicare, unemployment insurance and Canada pensions. In fact, Douglas is a Canadian revered by Canadians of all political persuasions. Why not a statutory holiday in February, called “Tommy Douglas Day? It has a lovely ring to it. My colleague prefers Christy Clark’s “Family Day” — not because he likes either the holiday or the name, but because, like Eric Nielsen in 1973, he can’t stand the thought of honouring an unarguably great Canadian just because he was “on the other side.” Can we tolerant and sensible Canadians not see past partisan politics? Should we not honour the greatest Canadian ever? If Christy Clark were willing to look at re-naming “Family Day” and calling it “Tommy Douglas Day,” she would perhaps convince British Columbians that in suggesting the holiday, she is truly being a champion for working families rather than just trying to win their votes and enhance her family values image.

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Shots at hunters unfair The Editor, Re: “Don’t disturb dike with development or with guns” (Letters The Tri-City News, Jan. 21). Mr. C. Grindley-Ferris’s comments regarding hunters on the Pitt Meadows dikes certainly seem to indulge in the horrific imagination of the writer. The “barbaric” act of hunting as Mr. Grindley-Ferris put it, should be put to better use by destroying unwanted pets? I for one am more disturbed by a person who would even imagine such a thing than the duck and pheasant hunters using the dike during an open hunting season. Hunters, anglers and other sportsmen contribute whole-

environment, conservation and the economy while trying to put food on their table, in what is a very safe, family orientated, and respectful tradition in British Columbia. If Mr. Grindley would like to go out for a walk, maybe a sterile stroll around the local shopping mall may be less shocking for him. Then again, there could be hoodlums around who have no respect for firearms and who are probably walking around the mall with a gun in their waist belt. Better stay home Mr GrindleyFerris — it’s too dangerous out there. Sacha Szymczak Surrey

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Porter elementary students took part in a ceremony to welcome the addition of their new button blanket. At left, Kirk Gummow leads the drumming, above Clayton Morrison and Payton Michielin show the blanket made as part of a School District 43 program to promote understanding of First Nations traditions.

PoMo turns down housing Environmental concerns cited for opposing rezoning By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Port Moody city council unanimously shot down plans Tuesday to build a new cul-desac on 10 acres of untouched forest lands in the city’s Heritage Mountain area. Their decision followed a Tuesday night public hearing on rezoning the area to allow Parklane Development to build 27 new single-family homes off Cranberry Court and Sycamore Drive, near Moody’s north-eastern border with Coquitlam. Local environmental protectionists and Heritage Mountain residents came out to the hearing to voice their opposition to the project, but all five city councillors in attendance — including Mayor Joe Trasolini — told the contingent of Heritage Mountain dwellers in no uncertain terms that their complaints against the new homes seemed to amount to little more than NIMBYism and would hold no sway over council’s decision. Present at the meeting along with the mayor were councillors Mike Clay, Meghan Lahti, Bob Elliott and Karen Rockwell, who fired first. “When [Heritage Mountain residents] talk about pristine forests right behind them, I’d have to ask them what resided in their living rooms before their homes were built?,” Rockwell said. “And with the traffic and speeding complaints, that’s a dead end up there so I would hazard a guess and say it’s you and your neighbours doing the speeding.” Councillors Elliott and Lahti echoed

Rockwell’s distaste for the Heritage Mountain residents bloc which they said seemed unfairly bent on keeping new residents out despite having only moved to the area recently themselves. In the end, however, Mayor Trasolini and his council colleagues cited environmental concerns such as the strain on the already dwindling waters of Noons Creek — a natural spawning ground for cutthroat trout and

coho salmon — and the diminishing habitat of the native tailed frog and red-legged frog for keeping the proposed development out. Parklane’s land development director, Deana Grinnell, spoke on behalf of the 27-home development and her company’s efforts to mitigate its environmental impacts by replacing trees, minimizing blasting in the area and even constructing “interceptor channels for stream recharge” which would

ostensibly divert rainwater into Noons Creek to boost its water levels. Still, PoMo council declared the proposed culde-sac the wrong development at the wrong time. Coun. Lahti said the idea of rezoning 10 acres of forest to build a mere 27 homes is “a perfect example of what we are against” in light of Port Moody’s stated goals for increased residential density and the preservation of its greenspaces. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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At around 2 p.m. on Fridays, a dozen frazzled and thoroughly exhausted moms and dads pile on blue mats at Coquitlam’s Place Maillardville, set their babies on their backs or fronts, and take a breather. For the 90 minutes they’re together, they keep a close watch over their newborns — some sleeping, some fussing, some just hanging out — and feed them regularly as they chat, shaking their heads over sleep deprivation, nodding about shared experiences and, most of all, learning how to parent better. But while the Baby’s F i r s t Ye a r d ro p - i n prog ram is nothing new in the Tri-Cities, what makes the Place Maillardville platform unique is its leader: a 44-year-old mother-oftwo who happens to be visually impaired. Declared legally blind in the seventh grade, Laila Cappellini has retinitis pigmentosa, a type of progressive retinal dystrophy that grew worse after her son was born 11 years ago. She blames stress and the overwhelming toll of raising two young children — with an age gap of 19 months — for shutting down her sight. “Before I had him, there was light perception. I could see some movement,” she said, “but it was a definite downturn after the second child came along.” Near total blindness forced her to quit her job of 17 years at the

a lot out of them, too. It gives them a break.” But, most of all, Cappellini said, “I love bouncing the babies. That’s my favourite part.” • Baby’s First Year runs on Fridays at Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam) from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. for moms, dads and grand-

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Cypress Child Centre on Cottonwood Avenue. And, for the past decade, “I’ve basically learned how to be a blind person.” Cappellini, who has her certificate in early childhood education, took courses for visually impaired people at the Vancouver Community College and signed up as a volunteer with the Seeing Caucus, a group of concerned citizens in B.C. working with the provincial government to improve services for the blind (part of her work is to assist with finding proper equipment for those in need). She also volunteered at Place Maillardville before the community centre hired her this month to lead their two United Way-sponsored programs, which are free of charge to participants: Family Drop-in on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and Baby’s First Year (for merly known as Moms and Babes) on Friday afternoons. A l o n g t h e w a y, Cappellini has learned to adapt, taking cues from a heightened sense of hearing. She spends time before each class setting up the room so she can navigate with her cane. Parents help as well, stating their name and their baby’s name clearly as they enter the room by foot or stroller. Cappellini’s memory is good: She can recall who is a return and who is new. And she looks forward to each session with them. “For our first class,” she said, her face brightening, “we had a music teacher as a guest and the babies responded so well.... The classes are so good for networking. I learn a lot and I think parents get

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Plan now for an earthquake Concerns are fire, falling objects, flooding not collapsing buildings At 10 a.m. Wednesday, thousands of British Columbians, including Tri-City residents, students and workers took cover in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history. According to local home insurer, Canadian Direct Insurance, there are simple steps British Columbians can take to protect themselves and their home from common and preventable damage from earthquakes, including participating in the Shakeout drill and practising drills regularly at home. Some of the most common types of earthquake damage include, • Fire from ruptured gas lines • Flooding from ruptured pipes • Structural damage • Personal property damage — broken windows and property like computers and televisions However, building collapse is rare in B.C., says Karen Hopkins Lee, chief underwriter at Canadian Direct Insurance, “The greatest damage in homes comes from fires and flooding resulting from ruptured gas and water lines, and most people are injured in earthquakes by objects falling on them.â€? These threats are real but preventable. Canadian Direct provides the following tips homeowners and renters can use to reduce the risk of earthquake damage to their home and family:

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his weekend plays host to some very special one-off events in the Tri-Cities. Whether it’s music, comedy, food or sport you’re after, you’re sure to find it out on the town. But here are a few hints to get you started:

TODAY: Friday, Jan. 28 CSI: COQUITLAM

Roman Danylo, star of the CTV show Comedy Inc., returns to Coquitlam with his hit live sketch show. The Vancouverbased Danylo will bring some friends along too for a night of hilarious sketch and improv comedy and a parody featuring Danylo impersonating CSI actor David Caruso on the case of a homegrown Coquitlam mystery. With him are Nathan Clark and Denise Jones to perform the best sketches from Comedy Inc. with plenty of audience input. CSI: Coquitlam plays at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the show range from $20 to $38. For more information call 604-927-6555.

AT THE CROSSROADS The Crossroads Coffeehouse returns tonight with a performance by local duo, Chapter 11. Bob Collins and Rob Sheridan have spent over 25 years developing their unique style of vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar folk and blues, covering dozens of popular favourites. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place (1100-2253 Leigh Square,Port Coquitlam). Admission is $5 and goes to support the Crossroads Hospice Society. To perform, contact Bill at wrmarshall@shaw.ca, or for more information email info@ crossroads.bc.ca.

RAW RETREAT “Seasoned” raw foodists and newcomers alike are invited to participate in a weekend raw food retreat hosted by the Vancouver Raw Food School. VRFS instructors will guide you through raw food preparation techniques, lessons on the health benefits of raw food, yoga classes, massage, hiking, dance and other activities. Dorm-style accommodations are provided on-location at a residence near Mariner Way and Chilko Drive in Coquitlam. The retreat begins Friday at 6 p.m. and wraps up Sunday at 2 p.m. for a cost of $675, plus HST. Raw BC members get a $75 discount. For more information including the exact location of the retreat, call 604-9424407 or visit vancouverrawfoodschool.com.

HALFTIME AT WOODY’S Friday and Saturday only, rockers One and a Half perform at Woody’s on Brunette (935 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Covering everything from AC/DC to ZZ Top, One and a Half are a mainstay of the Metro Vancouver bar-band scene.

Saturday, Jan. 29 MISS WORLD Got what it takes to be the next Miss World Canada? Women 16 to 24 years old are invited to Miss World Canada tryouts on the upper level of Coquitlam Centre between Jacob and the Gap (2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam). Tryouts include a 20-second walk and a 20-second on-camera interview in which contestants are asked to share their non-profit fundraising ideas and explain why they are this year’s Miss World Canada. Contestants are asked to bring a one-page bio and a head-shot photo (doesn’t need to be professional). For more information call 604-313-6983 or visit missworldcanada. org.

Sunday, Jan. 30 ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE

Red Sky Performance’s The Great Mountain, (formerly Weeping Mountain) uses theatre, dance and music to tell the story of Nuna, a young girl on an incredible journey

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CTV star Roman Danylo brings his unique improv comedy show — and a few good friends — to Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on Friday night. to discover the source of Mother Earth’s mysterious cries. Along the way, Nuna meets a variety of characters who help her discover the importance of courage and the transformative power of nature. Tickets for this 2 p.m. matinee at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) are $18 for adults, $14 for children and are available online at evergreengreenculturalcentre.ca or by calling the box office at 604-927-6555.

HOOP DREAMS Kids ages 10 to 14 are invited to the annual Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship at Archbishop Carney Secondary School (1335 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam). Meet in the gym with appropriate footwear and take your best shots from the free-throw line. Sink the most buckets from the top of the key in your age group and

you’ll have the chance to move up to the regional free-throw championships. For more information and to sign up for the event contact Fred Weigman at 778-898-6540 or cfweigman4@ shaw.ca.

A WALK TO REMEMBER

The annual Tri-Cities Investors Group Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is on today from 1 to 3 p.m. Meeting in the Wellness Room of the Port Moody Recreation Centre (300 Ioco Rd.), Tri-City walkers will be joined by those from Burnaby, New Westminster and Ridge Meadows as we celebrate our fundraising and awarenessraising efforts together. Participants, volunteers, donors and sponsors are still needed. Register at walkformemories.com or call 604.941.4697 or 1.800.667.3742. Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to tcoyne@tricitynews.com.


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House prices have largely bounced back since the recession in 2009, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).

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Lower Mainland real estate markets recorded modest gains in 2010, despite a slide in prices from their peak last April. Detached houses were up four per cent for the year to a benchmark price of $797,900, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). However they held s t e a dy o r d r o p p e d slightly in the TriCities. In Coquitlam, the benchmark price o f d e t a ch e d h o m e s dropped 0.7%, in Port Moody they slid -3.2% and in Port Coquitlam they jumped 4.6%, possibly because it’s the most affordable of the three. In all, residential prices dropped about 2.6 per cent in the region since April, but rebounded by more than 20 per cent since the depths of the world financial crisis in early 2009. “Although we saw some pressure on home prices throughout the year, home values in 2010 remained relatively steady in the region compared to the last few years when we witnessed much more fluctuation,� REBGV president Jake Moldowan said. The Greater Vancouver association covers Metro Vancouver except Surrey, North Delta, White Rock and Langley.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR FRIDAY, JAN. 28 • Tri-City Singles Social Club singles dance, 7:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Tickets: $10 at the door. Info: tricityclub@ gmail.com or Nina, 604941-9032.

SUNDAY, JAN. 30 • Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Archbishop Carney regional secondary school, PoCo; boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. Info & registration: Fred, cfweigman4@shaw. ca or 778-898-6540. • Riverview Preservation Society meeting, 1:15-3 p.m., Burnaby Public Library, McGill branch, 4595 Albert St. • Investors Group Walk for Memories event in support of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. starts at

1 p.m. at the Port Moody rec complex. Volunteers, donors, sponsors and participants (individuals or teams) can register at www.walkformemories. com or call 604-941-4697 or 1-800-667-3742.

TUESDAY, FEB. 1 • Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, Tri-Cities Committee meets, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch (at city hall). If you ride your bike in the Tri-Cities, meet and work with other cyclists to help promote improved cycling facilities. New participants welcome and monthly meetings are open to VACC members or non-members. Info: John, 604-469-0361. • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group monthly, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. Speaker: Chuck Russell, a professional photographer and world traveller. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmo-

IRISH-EAST COAST MUSIC BENEFIT FRIDAY, FEB. 4 Irish-East Coast music event in aid of a Philippines elementary school, 7 p.m., Joe’s Atlantic Grill, St. Johns Street, PoMo. Entry is free and cash donations can be made on the night; organizers are looking to raise enough money to buy a new computer and stereo for the school. Also children’s items such as puzzles, toys, learning DVDs CDs will be accepted. There is no obligation to donate and all are welcome. Info: 604-931-8765. A box is in place at Joe’s and donations can be left there through Feb. 4. sphere; there is no charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken, 604-936-2998. • Irritable bowel syndrome support group meets, 7:30 p.m., Eagle Ridge Hospital, 475 Guildford Way, PoMo (lower level, across from cafeteria) to exchange information, offer one another support and share

experiences and coping strategies. If you experience ongoing abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea, you may have IBS. Info: 604-8754875 or www.badgut.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., Hyde Creek Education Centre

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SATURDAY, FEB. 5 • Crazy Caribbean Carnival, noon-4 p.m., Cedar Drive elementary school, 3150 Cedar Dr., PoCo.

NOTICES • Reservations required by Feb. 7 for Feb. 10 TriCity Christian Women’s Club luncheon, starting at noon at the Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Nancy Dyck on “My victorious journey from loneliness to fulfillment;” feature: BC Guide Dogs. Reservations: Marie, 604-420-2667. • Abreast In A Boat, the

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Cadets is for you. The squadron has year-long programs, including summer camps. To register, visit Moody elementary school (2717 St. Johns St., PoMo) at 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. Info: 604-9368211. • Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides individual and group counselling for children ages 3 through 18 who have lived in a family where they have been witness to physical, emotional, mental or verbal abuse. Through support, education and counselling children will have the opportunity to heal the emotional wounds of relationship violence, build self-esteem and to stop the intergenerational cycle of abuse. This program is a free service for Tri-City families. Info: 604-9417111. • Family and Community Services, 2615 Clarke St., PoMo, hosts a young women’s support group (POSSE) for ages 13-18, Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Anyone who is concerned about young women issues is welcome to attend. Info: Karen or Becky, 604-936-3900. • Specialized Victim Assistance offers free and confidential info, referral, advocacy and support services to survivors of relationship violence, criminal harassment, sexual assault and child sexual abuse who may or may not wish to be involved with the criminal justice system. Info: 604-941-7111.

VOLUNTEERS • Festival du Bois is looking for volunteers for 2011 edition, to be held March 5-6. A minimum of 4 hours is required from each volunteer on the weekend of the event and jobs included site setup, security, ticket sales, parking and more. Info: Isabelle, 604-515-7070 or jgingras@maillardville. com. • The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you’re interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding experience, pick up an information package at Options Community Services, 9815-140th St., Surrey or email claudiak@ scss.ca. Next training starts soon. • Canadian Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers and volunteer driver dispatchers in the Tri-Cities to drive cancer patients to appointments. Info: Kim, 604-215-5207 or kaubert@bc.cancer.ca. • The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon is looking for volunteers to canvas in their neighbourhoods to raise awareness and collect funds for research and health promotion initiatives as part of its Heart Month Campaign

in February; time commitment is two to four hours in February. Info: 604-472-0045 or door_tri@ hsf.bc.ca. • North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs volunteers to help groom and tack horses, and to lead or side-walk with riders during their lessons. Horse experience is great but not required. If you enjoy the outdoors, working with wonderful people of all abilities, and love animals, this is the place for you. A volunteer orientation session will be held shortly for new volunteers. Info: 604-462-7786. • PoCoMo Meals on Wheels needs drivers on an ongoing basis. Meals are delivered over the noon hour and training is provided. Info: 604-942-

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6–8). This Scouting group meets at Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: casanna@shaw.ca. • Girl Guides takes registrations on an ongoing basis for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and adult women volunteers. Training and mentoring available for new volunteers. Info: www. girlguides.ca or call 1-800565-8111. • Kiddies Korner Preschool still has spaces available. Info: 604-9414919 or info@kkp.ca. • Tri-City Transitions is hosting My Money, My Choices: Financial Education for Women, a free program designed to empower women survivors of domestic violence. The program focus is to increase women’s economic participation and self-sufficiency through financial education and skill. Info & registration: 604-941-6311 • Tri-City Transitions is offering groups for both parents and children who are going through separation and divorce. Groups will help children cope with this confusing time and understand their feelings. Info: Kathy, 604-9417111, Ext. 106. • 754 Phoenix Air Cadet Squadron is accepting registrations for girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 18. If you like camping, hiking, sports, flying, precision drill, first aid, robotics, biathlon, range, band, flight principles or air navigation,

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CONTACT co-ordinator: Diane Strandberg email: dstrandberg@tricitynews.com phone: 604-525-6397 • fax: 604-944-0703

Moore finds success on golf club’s fairway The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce recently held a Celebration of Abilities to wrap up its 10 x 10 Initiative to increase the numbers of disabled employees in the workforce by 10% by 2010. Local success stories were highlighted, including the one below.

By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The golf green at the Vancouver Golf Club is damp and tender; the trees are dripping with rain and the only golf talk taking place today is in the room where the clubs are stored. Wearing his orange company jacket and golf shirt, Parker Moore is the brightest spot of colour in the room and his smile lights up his face when he talks about his job. “I wish I could have more hours. It’s not like an all year job,� says Moore, about the job he’s been doing for two seasons preparing equipment for club members. “The atmosphere is great... It’s neat to be around the golf course,� he says. This isn’t the 43-year-old’s first job, and it isn’t his only job — he also raises funds for charities — but it certainly is his favourite. “What we do is we fix golf clubs,� he says about the job that runs from April through to October.

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When Moore was looking for a job he specifically asked his vocational worker for something to do with golf. Triumph Vocational Services, which helps people with disabilities develop skills and find jobs, was happy to oblige and vocational worker, Elma Harder, says Moore fits in well. It’s a job he loves, she said, and with his engaging personality he couldn’t be better suited for the job of helping people get their golf gear ready. Moore has cerebral palsy and he says he has some difficulty with his balance. But that doesn’t keep him from playing the occasional round of golf at the club. As for hitting the driving range, Moore prefers to leave that pursuit to others. “Practice? Who needs practice,� he jokes. Instead, he keeps in shape by biking to work from his home in Port Coquitlam, although he sometimes takes the bus home when it gets dark early. “I just like to think of myself as a normal person that just can’t do as much as some people but I can do almost as much as anyone.� Randy Smith was impressed when Parker Moore showed up for his interview two years ago wearing a shirt and tie. It was one of reasons Smith was willing to give him a job. see MOORE page 29

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Parker Moore has worked two seasons with the Vancouver Golf Club after being placed by Triumph Vocational Services. He has cerebral palsy.

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When it comes to retirment it is good to have a plan, goals YOUR MONEY Colin Macaskill

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f you should ever think of retiring from your business, like many successful business owners, you may need help with tax, retirement and estate planning matters. In this column, we talk about some issues you should be considering. Have you thought about how the transfer of business interests will affect you, your family, your relationships and your personal legacy? Consider these differing roles, whether active or nonactive, of family members when planning your estate and deciding how you will treat them. And try to be proactive, rather than reactive in planning for an unforeseen event, such as a health crisis, and do your planning well in advance of your potential retirement date. What are your plans after you exit your business? Have you thought about how you want to spend your time after you retire? It is a good idea to develop fulfilling new hobbies and interests while you’re still working. You have left your mark on a successful business. Now you have an opportunity to leave your mark on your community

and other areas of interest that are important to you. Discuss your personal goals with your family and friends if possible. If you have a spouse who has not been involved in the business, their transition may be different from yours. Remember to include them and develop a post-retirement plan together. This should include fine-tuning your personal finances for the last few years before you retire to ensure you’re in good financial shape to proceed with your plans after you exit the business. Tax and estate planning should be ongoing considerations throughout your working life to ensure that your plan continues to reflect your changing circumstances and is still on track to help you achieve your retirement goals. As a business owner, however, in addition to assessing your sources of retirement income, you will need to review your succession plan periodically to ensure that the projected proceeds from the sale or transfer of your business will last as long as your retirement does. What are your sources of retirement income and when will they be available? It’s important to understand your sources of retirement income and how much recurring income will be produced by these and by existing income sources. Consider how to manage these

sources of retirement income to maximize their efficiency. Where will you obtain funds if you have a cash flow shortfall? The general rule is to withdraw funds from non-registered investments before redeeming funds held in tax-sheltered plans. This ensures you continue to defer paying tax on registered investments and preserves the power of tax-free compounding as long as possible. Will you need all the proceeds from the sale of the business to fund your retirement? Ensure your succession plan has taken this factor into account. How will you convert the funds received from the sale into an income stream so it’s available for you in retirement? If you are transferring the business to family members, perhaps for little or no cost, your planning should incorporate this and the need to ensure that there will either be sufficient income from the business to fill everyone’s needs or that other sources of income will be available. This article is supplied by Colin MacAskill CFP, CIM, a vice-president and an investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Member CIPF. This article is for information purposes only. Please consult with a professional advisor before taking any action based on information in this article. Colin is available at 604-257-7455.

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“He presented himself very well,” Smith recalls. The phone call from Triumph Vocational Services came out of the blue and Smith was told that Parker Moore was interested in golf and wanted to work although he might require some accommodation because of the physical challenges from his cerebral palsy. Smith wasn’t put off and broached the subject with the other employees. “‘Are you going to have issues?’” he asked, and “Without batting an eye they said ‘no, that’s all cool.’”

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So Moore went to work getting equipment ready for club members and Smith found he had more stamina than he expected. As for his staff ? “They all love him.” Week in and week out, Moore proved to be a reliable worker and Smith soon came to be his champion. When he showed up to work riding his bike without a helmet, Smith gave him a hard time about it and then found a deal and bought him one. He also can’t understand why Moore’s monthly $906 disability pension gets docked if he makes more than $500 a

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The lecture is the first in a four-part series at Douglas College and part of the provincial governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Year of Science, a program to raise awareness among British Columbians of the importance of science. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Science is not just about making our lives easier and faster with iPods or BlackBerrys,â&#x20AC;? said Ida Chong, Minister of Science and Universities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Science is also about using research to improve the quality of our lives and to change our world for the better.â&#x20AC;? Thor Borgford, Dean of Science and Technology at Douglas,

says this is a unique opportunity for the public to hear an expert speak on a topical subject. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has broad interest, but it also has very specific interest for people whose families have been impacted by autism and other syndromes.â&#x20AC;? Where Darwin meets Freud: Psychosis and autism as diametrical disorders of the social brain takes place Friday, Feb. 4, in the Laura C. Muir Perfor ming Arts Theatre, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., N e w We s t m i n s t e r. Reception 6 p.m. the lecture is from 7-8 p.m. and admission is free.

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donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who wrote this profound nursery rhyme or why it was written, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure there was more to its purpose than a broken egg and rhyming words. To me, Humpty Dumpty is a picture of us all. He went where he shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been, fell and broke beyond repair. Many thousands of years ago God created man and woman. He made us to be an object of his love. For a while, Adam and Eve lived in harmony with their loving Creator in a picture perfect paradise. All was well, until they each decided they wanted more. Adam and Eve wanted to be in control. No longer were they satisfied being second to the God who created them. Deliberately, Adam disobeyed God and removed himself from relationship with God. It would be like a 15-year-old son who says to his dad: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dad, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grown up now. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be your son or under your authority. I want to be free to come and go whenever I want. I want to be my own boss, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m moving out on my own.â&#x20AC;?

As much as every parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; heart would break, and knowing that he would never make it on his own, if the boy set his mind on going, he really could not be kept from running away. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. (Of course, the egg represents life.) He should never have been on a wall. Eggs should not sit on walls. Adam and Eve, like you and I, were created to revolve around God as our centre, much like a bicycle wheel revolves around its axle. Remove God from the centre of our life and we cannot fulfill our divinely intended purpose. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. So did our parents, Adam and Eve. They fell out of relationship with our Creator and ,as a result, they along with all their children, broke. At that catastrophic moment in history, we became self-centered rather than God-centered, and like a wheel with no axle weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been broken ever since. All the kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horses and all the kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s men couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put Humpty together again. We humans have a serious problem.

Tickets for sale for Chamber events The Tri-Citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of upcoming events that are open to the public: â&#x20AC;˘ Saturday, Jan. 29: Gala & Business Excellence Awards 2011, the premiere business event of the year celebrating business excellence in the Tri-Cities, from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. The cost is $125. â&#x20AC;˘ Wednesday, Feb. 2: The Coquitlam Express Hockey Club hosts a Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Night with special pricing for Chamber members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, Feb. 3: Networking breakfast at the PoCo Inn and Suites Hotel, 1545 Lougheed Hwy., from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Advance registration is required. â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, Feb. 17: Chamber open house from 4 to 7 p.m. and includes a tour of the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facilities and a meet and greet with the staff, board of directors and current members. For information, call the Tri-Citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chamber of Commerce offices, located next to the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, at 604-464-2716 or, alternatively, visit their website at www.tricitieschamber. com.

Like Humpty, we are irreparably broken. Our relationship with our Creator God is broken, our relationships with other people are broken and even our relationship with ourselves is broken, we develop all sorts of ideas and plans which are intended to lead us back to healthy relationships to make us whole again â&#x20AC;&#x201D; psychologically, socially, theologically, but nothing can put us back together again. Now, look at the dilemma from our Father Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective. All of his children have rebelled. They wanted to be independent. They have run away from him. But he loves them and wants nothing more than to have his children return to the family. He wants to be their dad and restore them to health. He wants to put Humpty Dumpty together again. Only God, our Creator is able to repair our brokenness. The conclusion is that we are all irreparably broken and can only be restored by God himself. Working our way through the Twelve Step Journey will help us partner with our Creator in restoring our birthright, which is wholeness and usefulness. Focusing on our relationship with God will help us take our eyes off ourselves and others, and replace our obsessive need for their approval with healthy self-esteem and fulfillment. Look for our Northside Church ad to see when and where the 12 Step program is running and how you can be a part of the restoration journey. Barry Buzza (www.barrybuzza.com and http://barrybuzza.blogspot.com) is senior pastor at Northside church in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam.

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You’ll have to pay to get rid of an old mattress from now on in Metro Vancouver. The regional district has started charging a $20 disposal fee on mattresses and box springs that ar rive at local transfer stations effective Jan. 1 to help subsidize the costs of recycling them and avoid clogging the landfill. The change is just what Zac Plavsic has been lobbying for. The Beijing Olympic windsurfer is one of four young partners who co-founded mattressrecycling.ca two years ago to offer a green solution to the old mattress problem in the region. They realized more than 100,000 mattresses a year were ending up in the garbage in the Lower Mainland – an huge waste of resources considering they’ re more than 90 per cent recyclable. “We said this is ridiculous,” Plavsic said.

“It’s the equivalent of two times the volume of B.C. Place. That’s a pretty big difference if we’re able to remove that from the landfill.” Nobody was attempting to recycle mattresses west of Toronto, so the partners – including Fabio Scaldaferri, who was running a successful student landscaping firm – decided to take the plunge. They now charge residents $14 to responsibly recycle old mattresses, with volume rates available for regular suppliers like hospitals, universities and hotels. Most of the $20 fee Metro charges at transfer stations will go to mattressrecycliing.ca, provided a competitor doesn’t start up. Inside their warehouse, a mattress can be disassembled in as little as five minutes. The metal from the springs go to metal recyclers. The polyurethane foam gets chipped up for use in carpet underlay. Wood and cotton go to whoever has a use for them. Plavsic says the venture is far from lucrative. “It’s a very labourintensive process,” he said. “It’s pretty much

a breakeven business. We’re trying to do a service for the environment.” But they’re bracing for big change. Wi t h m a t t r e s s e s banned from the dump and the Metro fee now in place, they expect to process 40,000 to 80,000 beds this year – as much as a ten-fold increase from less than 8,000 in 2010. As for the disposal fee, Plavsic argues it’s not unreasonable. He notes larger televisions are now sold with a $31.75 environmental fee tacked on to cover future recycling costs and e-waste depot operations. “When you buy a $1,500 mattress, you’re not paying any recycling fee for that.” He’s aware of concerns that the new disposal fee could prompt more illegal dumping but he’s hopeful that won’t happen. Residents can avoid paying the full $20 Metro fee by dropping a mattress off at mattressrecycling.ca in person, donating them when possible (for help, you can call 604-RECYCLE) or, alternatively, by having a retailer take the old mattress back when buying a new one.

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levels as well as lower rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes as adults. Breastfeeding not only benefits the infant, it also benefits the mother. Research shows that breastfeeding can help protect a mother against breast cancer, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis later in life. It can help mothers to lose weight after giving birth because the body is using more calories in order to produce the milk. Most importantly, however, is the special bond and relationship between the mother and her baby that breastfeeding helps to create and strengthen. There are also obvious practical benefits of breastfeeding, such as the fact that breast milk is convenient, always available, fresh and safe. It is free, saving a family perhaps hundreds of dollars a month. However, according to a recent Canadian Community Health Survey done by Statistics Canada, 21.4% of women who did initially breastfeed had stopped by one month and only 15.9% had breastfed for more than a year. Mothers can receive support for breastfeeding at Douglas College. The Centre for Health and Community Partnerships at the David Lam campus in Coquitlam offers breastfeeding support in their Art of Breastfeeding program every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. where Fraser Health community health nurses and lactation consultants can offer support and advice. Elizabeth Cheremet, Alicia Mildenberger, Michael Teckle and Lindsay Wright are general nursing students at Douglas College.

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Spring cleaning for flowering shrubs IN THE GARDEN Brian Minter Get those pruning shears out — it’s time to tackle the flowering shrubs

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t’s high time to be out there with pruning shears in hand, cleaning up our trees and shrubs, but we also must be a little cautious with some of our plants to make sure we don’t prune off this year’s flowers and fruits. We all have flowering shrubs that have simply grown too large too quickly and need to be pruned back to maintain their appearance and the integrity of our landscapes. If we prune some plants too vigourously now, we risk losing all the beautiful colour that we’ve been waiting to enjoy. As a rule of thumb, I like to prune out the dead and diseased wood that is so easy to spot at this time of year, as well as those long, leggy branches that have simply stretched too far. The main flowering branches I always leave until the flowers have finished blooming then I prune the entire plant back to a nicely formed, attractive plant. Some of the flowering shrubs in this category are flowering quince (chaenomeles), Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas), forsythia, corylopsis, Kerria japonica, daphne, Beauty Bush (kolkwitzia), enkianthus, flowering currant (ribes), fothergilla, early-blooming spiraeas, lilacs and deciduous viburnums. The flowering shrubs that bloom on new wood can be pruned back at this time of year

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Pruning flowering shrubs, like hydrangeas (as shown above), will provide a more attractive plant and good foliage — from top to bottom. and still provide a good display of colour. When you prune these plants, however, try to prune back a lot of the old hard wood, leaving the supple new growth that will branch easily when pruned and will provide not

only a more attractive plant but also good foliage from top to bottom. Some of these flowering plants that can be pruned now and still give you a nice showing this year are buddleias, potentillas,

shrub dogwoods, hardy rugosa roses, hardy fuchsias, late blooming spiraeas, tamarix, weigelas and the late summer blooming P.G. hydrangeas. Mophead and Lace Cap hydrangeas need special attention because their buds are already formed for next season. Some of these buds are on the tips of young branches, others are on the sides of older branches and many are down low near the base of the stems. With a little care, you can prune above the buds on the stems to even out the plant while still preserving the buds for a good showing this year. Both Japanese and deciduous azaleas have all their buds formed and are ready to bloom so leave any pruning until after all the flowers have finished, at which time they can both be pruned fairly hard to maintain a compact and attractive plant. A few flowering shrubs bloom best on last year’s growth so it’s important to keep enough old wood to make a great display. The beautiful Chinese witch hazels (hamamelis), which are making such a splendid display right now, are a good example of this type of plant. One of my favourite winter bloomers, Viburnum ‘Pink Dawn,’ is another good example of plants that bloom best on old wood. Once you have done a little pruning and have come to know your flowering shrubs, it’s fun to both improve their shape and increase their flowering effect in your landscape. Most of these shrubs can also be sprayed now with lime sulphur and dormant oil to clean them up. Closer to the growing season, a good application of 10-14-21 fertilizer, or a similar formulation, will make a huge difference in their bud and flower quality.

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…Take a look at the taxes, first. “If (government) is serious about reducing the consumer debt, they should look at mitigating the tax load that all levels of government place on new homes.”…[39]

New lending rules prompt questions on new-home tax If the government really wants to reduce Canadian consumer debt, it should look at reducing the tax load on new homes. Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association president and CEO Peter Simpson says it would be a good idea for government to review new-home er Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced more new lending rules on Canadian mortgages last week – the third time he has done so in three years. Simpson notes a 2009 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation study conducted before the HST was introduced shows purchasers in a Metro Vancouver municipality pay the highest percentage

of government-imposed charges on a median-priced home. An example in the CMHC study highlights that a $567,207 new home in Surrey means the homeowner pays $108,050 in continued on page 39

Sunset views in new White Rock homes

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iving in White Rock means more than just purchasing a home here. It’s about buying into a coveted seaside community that celebrates its unique, village-like flavour in a dynamic, yet close-knit way. It’s about being part of a place where you belong. And the beaches and views? Beautiful bonuses. TRICIA LESLIE

Sandy beaches, stunning sunsets and fair weather. It can be hard to find a new home in the seaside city of White Rock, where the beaches and views are just some of the advantages of living in such a vibrant, close-knit community. With a population of 18,250, the oceanside city’s property values have “steadily increased due to White Rock’s attractive setting and amenities,” according to the city’s website. But one new home development gives homebuyers the chance to own a new condominium home with a White Rock address and enviable views for reasonable prices: Regency Court. “We are the only new woodframe construction in White Rock,” notes real estate agent Stewart Peddemors. Featuring four-storey lowrise woodframe construction, the stylish homes are designed with creative, open floorplans that maximize the living space in every unit. Located on Roper Avenue between Merklin and Best streets, the chic col-

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lection of condos offers a central location right in the heart of White Rock. And the developer of the new homes lives right in the neighbourhood. TMC Development, a company that has built and sold more than 1,200 homes in B.C. over the past 33 years, is building Regency Court. TMC’s owner is a master European builder who lives with his wife and continued on page 39

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There’s at least four fingers in the tax pie and only one taxpayer.”

First-timers: get on the house hunt

counter culture: granite still reigns

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taxes, fees and levies (and that’s GST only) – 19.05 per cent of the total sale price of the home. Vaughan, Ont. came in second at 18.86 per cent, while the lowest in the country was Whitehorse, Yukon at 4.7 per cent. “If (government) is serious about reducing the consumer debt load, they should look at mitigating the tax load that all levels of government – federal, provincial, regional and municipal – place on new homes,” says Simpson. “People should live within their means. First-time homebuyers should buy what they can afford and existing homeowners should be responsible when dipPeter Simpson ping into their home equity for other purchases,” he says, and adds the new rules will probably have a greater impact in this region than anywhere else in Canada, as “we have the country’s highest home prices.” In fact, home prices reached a recordhigh of $505,178 for an average home in B.C. in 2010, according to the B.C. Real Estate Association. The new lending rules will come into effect March 18. They are: Q Mortgage amortization periods will be reduced from 35 to 30 years. Q The maximum amount Canadians can borrow to refinance their mortgages will be lowered from 90 per cent to 80 per cent of the value of their home. Q The government will withdraw its insurance backing on lines of credit secured on homes, such as home equity lines of credit. The new rules are intended to ensure Canadians don’t slip into unmanageable debt. Simpson is pleased the new regulations don’t affect the down payment threshold on homes or current historically low mortgage rates, but emphasizes government-imposed fees are already extreme, and that first-time buyers will likely be the most affected. “There’s at least four fingers in the tax pie and only one taxpayer,” he says. “My biggest piece of advice to homebuyers would be to go to a lending institution to get pre-approved for a mortgage and then look at homes in that price range, comfortable in the fact that they will be able to afford them.” He notes the GVHBA is hosting its 17th annual First-Time Home Buyers Seminar on March 22, an event featuring a wealth of homebuying and mortgage information that typically attracts up to 850 prospective homebuyers (register at www.gvhba.org). Local mortgage broker Jamie Moi agrees that first-time homebuyers will likely be the most affected by the new rules, and urges potential purchasers to get their applications for financing to a lender – now. For example, Moi says, a young couple with a combined income of $100,000 and about $30,000 of debt who have saved $25,000 toward a home could increase their purchasing power by $25,000 if they place an offer on a home before March 18.

…off the front: “If you want the security of a new building with all the warranties in a great neighbourhood, definitely come by and check (Regency Court) out. It’s well worth the visit.” Stewart Peddemors, White Rock real estate professional continued from page 37

family within walking distance of the new homes. Comprised of a total of 56 units, the development is built to last with Hardie Plank siding and brick, gas-fired common hot water and double-glazed, energy-saving vinyl windows. Inside, designer-chosen hardwood floors grace main living areas, while designer textured premium nylon carpet is in the bedrooms. All windows have horizontal blinds and European-style baseboards are featured throughout. Bedrooms come with an air conditioning unit, and main living areas and kitchens have crown mouldings. Kitchens and bathrooms both boast granite countertops and Riobel faucets; kitchens also feature stainless steel appliances. Spacious balconies complement each home as well. “Every unit has a balcony,” says Peddemors. The homes are attracting first-time homebuyers to those making their last buy, “and everything in between,” he adds.

Regency Court residents all have access to amenity space that includes a meeting room, an entertainment lounge, a guest suite, an electric bike/scooter room and storage lockers. And that’s only inside. Outside, White Rock beckons with leisure activities starting with exploring the 1,500-foot-long pier and the 2.5-kilometre beach promenade that

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Law falls just shy of Scotties glory Her final shot in last end a mere-inches miss By Rick Kupchuk BLACK PRESS

A l l we e k l o n g , Ke l l y Scott was second-best to Coquitlam’s Kelley Law. But the defending provincial champion from Kelowna found a way to win over the final five ends of Sunday’s final, coming from behind for a 5-3 victory at the Scotties B.C. women’s curling championships at the Cloverdale Curling Club. “We were happy when the score was close after five, and still close at the end,” said Scott. “That’s what you hope for in the final, a chance to win.” Scott clung on to that chance for the first half of Sunday’s contest, and trailed 2-1 at the break. She scored a pair in the sixth end to take the lead, and the two curlers then exchanged singles. Law blanked the ninth end, hoping to score a pair in the 10th. But with her opponent sitting three, Law’s attempt to draw for one with her final shot was long by just inches, handing Scott her second straight Scotties title. The result was a surprise to many. While Scott qualified as the defending champion, Law topped the B.C. standings in the Canadian Team Ranking System to

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Coquitlam resident Kelley Law sets up for a shot during the Scotties B.C. women’s curling championships last week in Cloverdale. Law lost a 5-3 heart-breaker to Kelowna’s Kelly Scott in her bid to reach the upcoming national finals in Charlottetown, PEI.

Coquitlam Adanacs would love to get their mitts on rugged defender Matt Beers at the Feb. 8 Western Lacrosse Association junior draft in Burnaby. They have about as good a chance at doing so as bringing back their 2001 Mann Cup MVP and the long-since retired Andy Ogilvie. The Sr. ‘A’ Adanacs hold the fifth overall pick but their general manager Les Wingrove admitted to The TriCity News he believes Beers,

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Cats’ comeback stuns Steelers Sunday in Bby. Josh Viegas’s second goal of the game midway through the third period stood as the winner as the Port Moody Black Panthers posted a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory Sunday over the Grandview Steelers at Burnaby Winter Club. The Pacific Inter national Jr. ‘B’ hockey league win gave the Cats three of a possible six points on the weekend after they fell 4-3 Friday in an overtime shootout to the host Abbotsford Pilots and 6-3 Saturday to the visiting Delta Ice Hawks. The results moved the Cats to 19-14-6 and three points behind the firstplace Pilots in the fiveteam Harold Brittain Conference. The 21-14-4 Steelers led 3-1 after the first period before the Cats mounted their comeback in the second, with Zack Henry and Viegas tallying to set the stage for Viegas’s late-game heroics. Joel Hamilton also struck net for the Cats,

who got a solid 29save effort from goalie Nicholas Taylor. On Saturday, Delta raced to a 3-0 firstperiod lead the Cats never recovered, despite goals from Hamilton, Brandon Millin and Maximillian Fiedler, who pulled PoMo within one early in the third before the Ice Hawks scored twice more to earn the victory.

EXPRESS 1 FOR 3 Destry Straight whipped in two goals l a s t F r i d ay a s t h e C o q u i t l a m E x p re s s won their third straight game via a 5-3 triumph over the Vees in a B.C. Hockey League game in Penticton. Massimo Lamacchia, Jason Grecia and Garrick Perry –– into an empty net –– also scored for the 17-21-1-9 Express. That was the only win on the weekend road swing Coquitlam could manage, however, losing 6-4 Saturday to the Vernon Vipers and 5-0 Sunday to the Trail Smoke Eaters.

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“I’ve made inquiries into about trading up [in the draft] but I’m not very optimistic I’ll get a response,” Wingrove said. “It’s no secret that the weak end of our club last year was on defence.” Wingrove said it’s unlikely Coquitlam will get back Jason Wulder, who, at 39, was the WLA’s most-senior player last season. Still, Wulder managed to rack up 46 points in 16 games to finish 20th in regularseason scoring. Other A’s offensive standouts from last season, league-leading scorer Dane Dobbie and Daryl Veltman (sixth), have already committed to returning, Wingrove said, but he added it

never hurts to add more scoring insurance. In the WLA’s top-15 list of prospects released last week, Wingrove pointed out the majority were defenders and goalies, with ex-PoCo Saints’ players Darcy Cummings and Trevor Evans, who were traded late in the season as part of a huge, multi-player swap with the Delta Islanders, the top offensive threats. Ironically, the pair finished tied for 10th in B.C. Jr. ‘A’ league scoring with 65 points apiece in 21 games. Other notables on the WLA top-15 list include the Jr. A’s Nick Bilic, Riley Loewen, Garrett McIntosh, Brodie MacDonald (goalie) and Dan Lewis (goalie), along with PoCo product Scott Jones.

4 gold for ski sisters Port Moody sisters Katrina and Kelsey Voss won a pair of gold medals apiece in their respective 9-11 and 12-14 age divisions in the giant slalom and slalom events at the 2nd annual Manning-Hemlock Invitational Ski Race last Sunday at the Manning Park Resort. A total of 42 junior ski racers aged 5 through 14 years competed, with 19 of those having been Hemlock Ski Club members, including the Voss gals.

JR. RAPIDS ROLL The host Rapids handled North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints to post three straight wins in the Riverside junior girls high school roundrobin basketball tournament in Port Coquitlam. The Rapids shook off the South Kamloops Titans 54-49 earlier Saturday, after having bounced Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats in their first game of the eight-team event Friday.

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Nicholas Fitzgerald of the Coquitlam Adanacs uses his big stick to escape Devan Johnson of the Ridge Meadows Burrards during a recent Under12 Tier 2 field lacrosse game at Town Centre Park.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

BABY CARE by licensed mom, 25 years exp. 2 Spaces available F/T, longterm. CRC, First Aid. Subsidies & Receipts. Ref’s. 604-942-3777 IMAGINATION KINGDOM licensed Family Daycare in north PoCo. F/TP/T spaces, 6/mo’s up. ECE cert/First Aid. 604-468-9105. N. POCO. Loving, in-home childcare. Fun/educational activities. We attend Strong Start. 604-464-7018 NORTHSIDE LICENSED Daycare. ECE, BA, 1st Aid, playground, music, art and many other features. poco_daycare@hotmail.com 604552-7706

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PRE-SCHOOLS

LICENSED FT/PT Ages 2-5 Learning based program 2036 Langan Avenue, Poco (close to Mary Hill & Kilmer Elem) www.juniorexplorers.ca Contact Miss Moreen, ECE at: 604-313-8956 - Register Now!

Mountainview

at MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- Corner of Smith & Robinson --

(604) 937-3020

1215 Cecile Dr., Port Moody (Inside Seaview Elementary School)

OPEN HOUSE Wed. Feb. 23rd, 6-8pm Accepting September Registration. For more info.

Call 604-765-4022

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WE OFFER: ✶ Preschool AM & PM ✶ Full Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ✶ Jumpstart Music ✶ Let’s Dance Drama ✶ French ✶ Full Day Kindergarten Now accepting registration for January 2010 Inside LBD Lord Baden Powell School

450 Joyce St., Coquitlam (across from the Vancouver Golf Course off Austin)

Call us at 604-931-1549 or Cel: 604-715-9299

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

www.mountainviewgroupdaycare.com

INFORMATION WITNESSES WANTED

If you have information about a Motor Vehicle Accident on Thurs. Jan 13, 2011, at 5:40pm, in Port Moody, BC, involving a bus and a female pedestrian, at the intersection of Williams St. and St. John’s St., please contact, Tina Robbins (604-443-3476), or David Wallin (604-891-7211), Whitelaw Twining Law Corp ASAP

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LOST AND FOUND

LOST: LADIES RING, ridged gold band with diamond inset. Vicinity: Coquitlam Centre & Safeway. Reward. (604)945-8764.

Parkland Players & Meadowbrook Players Reggio Emilla Approach

OPEN HOUSE Sat, Feb. 19, March 12 & April 16. 10am - Noon

112 COMPUTER/INFO SYSTEMS Software Support Analyst Level II

Preschool & Kindergarten

Preschool & Kindergarten

JUNIOR EXPLORERS CHILDREN’S CENTRE

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

SEAVIEW MONTESSORI

MONTESSORI SCHOOL bcclassified.com

F Group Daycare F Pre-School F Before & Afterschool *PHONICS *ART *SCIENCE *MATH *FRENCH Full-Time and Part-Time

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Direct reach to BC Sportsmen and women...Advertise in the 2011 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, amazing circulation 400,000 copies, year long impact for your business! Please call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 or email fish@mondaytourism.com

✫ Infant & Toddlers ✫ Preschool ✫ Group Daycare ✫ Day Camp ✫ Before & After School Care 604 - 936 - 7005

Axium Solutions Inc. is a rapidly expanding and progressive company located in Coquitlam, BC. The health care software products we create and maintain are used in universities, hospitals, and group practices throughout North America and Europe. Ideal candidates will have: S Minimum 2 years experience in a second level software support environment. S Strong verbal and written communication skills. S Advanced PL/SQL Query, Package, Procedure, Function, View and Trigger writing skills. S A degree in Computer Science or a diploma in Info Technology. S Exp. with Crystal Reports. Duties Will Include: S Designing, creating and debugging PL/SQL Queries, Packages, Procedures, Functions, Views and Triggers. S Replicate issues reported by clients and work with QA and Development to deliver solutions. S Perform data management for clients including database changes required for software updates, data correction, data conversion, data importing and manipulation. S Document actions taken on support incidents, logging resolutions in a clear and concise manner. S Provide 2nd or 3rd level customer support via email and/or phone.

Class 1 Highway Drivers & Owner Operators Wanted

Regular work, dedicated units, Benefits after 3mos. Minimum 2 years mountain experience req. Fax resume & N print abstract to 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail to jobs@bstmanagement.net

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CLASS 1 OR 3 DRIVERS Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-de structive testing. No Exp. Needed! Plus Extensive paid travel, mea allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 mos. at a time, Valid D.L & High School Diploma or GED. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers, Click here to apply, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

DELIVERY DRIVERS needed to deliver cars. FT/PT & on call. Retired people welcome 604-722-5470

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SALES MANAGER OPPORTUNITY Brandt Tractor is the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealer and a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Send your resumes to: plee@exansoftware.com

Email resume indicating position title and location to hr@brandttractor.com or fax (306) 791-5986.

HELP WANTED

Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandttractor.com or by calling (306) 7915979.

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HELP WANTED

If you don’t know which paint dries faster, but yo you like helping people… the en we want to talk to you u.

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QA MANAGER

SERVICE COORDINATOR Chamco Industries has an immediate opening for a Service Coordinator in its Surrey office. This individual will be the central point of contact for service inquires, assist in the internal coordination of technicians, and support the administrative duties in the department. If you have a technical/mechanical aptitude and require further details of this posting, refer to www.chamco.com. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

We are currently looking for a Sales Manager for our Surrey branch. Sales and management experience an asset. Knowledge of the construction industry preferred.

1563 Regan Ave, Coquitlam 9000 Sharp St, Coquitlam www.hillcrestplayers.com

Only people w/ QA experience need apply, please send resume w/ salary requirements to: mgratwicke812@gmail.com

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Candidates will be evaluated on the following skills and experience. S Experience with PL/SQL and Oracle. S Verbal and written communication skills. S Customer support experience. S Advanced diagnostic, troubleshooting and problem solving skills. S Proficiency in delivering technical support, multi-tasking and working under pressure. S Crystal Reports experience.

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Fast paced growing co. in the Fraser Valley requires a QA Manager immediately. Must have experience with; HACCP (a working plan is in place), Food Safety (for multi-line production rooms), managing an active QA Dept., testing products, weekly micros, working w/ 110 employees on a daily basis, and SQF preferred (wiling to train the right person).

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

You sound like a customer-focused person, and that makes you Home Depot material. You bring the passion to learn and help people, and we’ll offer competitive benefits including tuition reimbursement, health & dental plans and 70+ benefits. The Home Depot, one of Canada’s top 100 employers, has many positions available.

HOME DEPOT JOB FAIR

WHEN:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 3 PM – 7 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 10 AM – 3 PM WHERE: COQUITLAM HOME DEPOT, 1850 UNITED BOULEVARD, COQUITLAM, BC V3K 6Z1

To expedite the application process, please bring your application confirmation # (ends in KR), 2 pieces of government ID (one with a picture) and three work-related references.

Apply online at homedepotjobs.ca/0229 We are committed to diversity as an equal opportunity employer.


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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Become a Psychiatric Nurse train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free: 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 www.dgscanada.ca Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers

DO you have a Disability or Chronic Condition? Are you Unemployed? Looking for Work?

IAM CARES SOCIETY FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

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

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HELP WANTED

AUTOMOTIVE Riverside Nissan, Courtenay is currently seeking a General Manager, Sales Consultant, Service Advisor and a Mechanic to join us in our new facility. Please email your resume to danny@riversidenissan.ca

ECE & ECE ASSISTANT Hiring for P/T - F/T Please email resume to: dennadaycare@gmail.com

or call 604-552-1119

for people with all types of disabilities Coquitlam Surrey North Shore Vancouver

HELP WANTED

604-468-7301 604-580-2226 604-990-0800 604-731-8504

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

#8762 1200-1235 Burkemont Pl 1200-1232 Coast Meridian (even) #8649 560-591 Carmen Crt 2160-2365 King Albert Ave 560-591 Orkney Crt #8116 303-336 Decaire St 1501-1550 Hammond Ave #9006 1502-2063 Columbia Ave 1410-1592 Knappen St (even) 2044-2067 MacKenzie Pl 1397-1592 Pitt River Rd 2048-2058 Pooley Ave 2025-2075 Routley Ave (odd) #8206 1010 Alderson Ave 1001-1043 Brunette Ave (odd) 1025-1059 James Ave 205-236 Lebleu St 200 Marmont St 205-214 Nelson St #8462 657-737 Clarke Rd (odd) 564-715 Harrison Ave 565-657 Kemsley Ave #9167 3809-3849 Azalea Pl 3806-3847 Broom Pl 3801-3896 Clematis Cres 1713-1807 Heather Ave (odd) #9173 1530-1562 Chelsea Ave (even) 3853-3883 Coast Meridian Rd (odd) 1509-1695 Kent Ave (odd) 3852-3960 Robin Pl 3836-3891 Sefton St

Metro Roofing based in Langley B.C. requires experienced Flat Roofers & Estimator. BUR, torch, (TPO & PVC). Minimum 5 yrs experience. Lots of work, commercial & industrial projects.

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, customized menus tailored to your function! q Dinner Parties q Executive Meetings q Family Gatherings q Weddings / Banquets q B-B-Ques q Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

Call: 604.888.4856 PLUMBING & HEATING FOREMAN

Kristy 604.488.9161 HEAVY DUTY Mechanics required for busy Coastal logging company on Northern Vancouver Island. Must have extensive mechanical experience, certification an asset. Above industry average (wages), plus excellent benefit program. Fax or email resume to: 250-956-4888 or lemare@office.ca. NATURAL IMMIX HEALTH LTD. (Port Coq.) F/T Graphic Web Designer 1-2 yrs exp. College grad. English & Korean (required) Business identity (logo) and brand development. Branded custom label design and printing. Label copy and layout to meet regulatory requirements. $24.50/H Submit your resume & Portfolio. Fax: 604-941-5449

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Well established Lower Mainland Mechanical Contractor req. a Plumbing and Heating Foreman for all aspects of Commercial Institutional Mechanical work. Applicants to have a MINIMUM 5 years exp. Team Environment. Long Term Opportunity. Competitive Wages, Profit Sharing & Excellent Benefits. Wage Commensurate w/ Exp. Fax Resume: 604.576.4739 or E-mail: info@dualmechanical.com

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

We have immediate F/T openings (daytime only) for experienced & enthusiastic Building Managers. You have the experience & knowledge to perform administrative duties & co-ordinate activities related to managing buildings. You are knowledgeable about janitorial cleaning routines. You have the ability to communicate with building residents, co-workers & the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner and are able to work alone or with others. Five Star Building Maintenance offers attractive wages including comprehensive health & dental benefits.

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* 12% ROI – Paid Monthly

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Please email your resume to careers@fivestarbc.ca or fax to 604-435-0516.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more contact: Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or email jarome@dominiongrand.com

HOSPITALITY

BUILDING MANAGER/ CONCIERGE

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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

604-777-5046

The Best Team & Service !

and quote the route number.

McDonald’s is Now Hiring CREW & MANAGEMENT All Shifts Flexible Hours

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding available. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Flat screen TV, Leather chairs, state of the art training, free uniforms, benefits, competitive wages with excellent growth opportunity.

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 Hi-Mart (Port Coquitlam) F/T Produce & Supermarket Manager 2-3 yrs exp. Some College. $21.25/H. Eng/Korean Plan and direct daily operations. Fax: 604-942-3243

101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

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NEED Mortgage Money? Get Mortgage Money! quick, easy, confidential no credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

Call 604-328-6409 Origin Home Financial Partners Matt Sadler - www.mattsadler.ca

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INSURANCE

EXPERIENCED GENERAL Insurance Level 1 or Level 2 Agent. Submit RESUME to fax: 604-9420698 or email: leesyl@shaw.ca

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Sound good? We thought so.

Apply in person with resume to: Manager at McDonald’s Restaurants 531 Clarke Road, Coquitlam 3033 St. John’s St, Port Moody or email: mcd12135@msn.com

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

Bookkeeping services offered, including payroll direct deposit, contracts welcome, great rates. Eliska 604-537-0251

Tax Return Corporate, Personal, Discount for Seniors,

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WE OPEN DOORS TO BRIGHTER FUTURES INTRODUCING THE NEW FACE OF THEO BC: OPEN DOOR GROUP Same great team, same great programs Our AIM program offers employment services to persons with mental health and physical barriers to employment. No cost to eligible participants Looking for work and want more information? Call our Richmond office today at 604 247-0770 Want to learn more about Open Door Group? OPENDOORGROUP.ORG We gratefully acknowledge our funder for the AIM program “Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement”.

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CLEANING SERVICES

• F/T ESTIMATOR

#6062 802-1274 Alderside Rd (even)

#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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

(Service Department)

Funded in part or whole through the Canada British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

HELP WANTED

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@ 604-472-3042

Call IAM CARES SOCIETY Today

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

• FLAT ROOFERS

#8518 1370-1440 Cambridge Dr (even) 1305-1427 Foster Ave 656-669 Gatensbury St 1507 Grover Ave 649-651 Schoolhouse 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

DGS CANADA 2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE

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HELP WANTED

The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area:

DRIVER (CLASS 5) / WAREHOUSE WORKER

Fax resume: 604-513-1194 or e-mail: jobs@westcoastmoulding.com

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Carriers Needed

Class 1 Truck Driver with 3 years experience. Ideally with front end loader and excavator background. Available for days, weekends & evenings. Excellent benefits and wages. Email Sunsettransport@shaw.ca

Growing Surrey building products company req. Driver / Warehouse Worker. Heavy lifting involved. Hindi, Punjabi or other second language is an asset. Positive attitude, dedication & willingness to learn rewarded with: • Advancement Opportunities • Excellent Remuneration & Benefits.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

accountableaccounting.ca

CALL 604-468-2287

EXP. RECEPTIONIST required for busy financial services office P/T. Duties incl. handling incoming calls, processing mail/courier, bookkeeping data entry. Suitable for person seeking a return to workplace. Knowledge of quickbooks an asset. Send resume to pocoinfo@globalsec.com.

PROFESSIONAL PIANO lessons in your home. All ages and levels welcome. 778-828-1464

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Westeel Fabrication Ltd is looking for Structural Steel Erectors/ Fabricators with track record. Please send your resume to info@westeelfabrication.ca or Contact 604-543-8016

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909 POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed

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CLEANING SERVICES

~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~

Clean to Perfection. Reliable & Honest, Lic’d & Insured. Free window cleaning. 778-840-2421.

CLEANING SERV. European exp, trustworthy, exc ref’’s, bondable. Free Est Alexandra 604-942-5024. 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

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COMPUTER SERVICES

APPLE COMPUTER Services. Setup, Upgrades, Troubleshooting, Consulting. On-site service. www.jwittur.com 604-809-1410 Jay

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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

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

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DRYWALL

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 BOARDING, TAPING, painting, renovations. Big & small jobs, quality work. Free estimates. Roman 604-931-4132 or 726-4132. 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 J.R. DRYWALL, Specializing in sm jobs, taping & textured ceilings. 35yrs exp. John 604-460-0830 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 WHITE WALL DRYWALL INC. SteelStud*Boarding*Taping*Texture Free Estimates. 604-936-9601.

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ELECTRICAL

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE HYTRAC EXCAVATING LTD.

Mini Excavating W Bobcat, Residential / Commercial Snow removal W Landscape Reno’s & Trenching

Call 604-312-5050 PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

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FENCING

CEDAR & CHAINLINK FENCING “Where Quality matters more than Quantity” Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates. Call Marv:

(604)462-0408


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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.

VISION EXOTIK FLOORING INC. - Hardwood Floor Specialist -Installation, Sanding, Refinishing Express your unique and individual style with a custom stain. Dust free sanding. 778-995-Wood (9663). View our picture gallery at www.visionexotik.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS

• Additions • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Decks

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING Specialists in:

- ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

Ph: 604-469-2331 281

GARDENING

30 Years Experience Licensed - Insured

✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave ✶ Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶ Pea Gravel

465-1311

Advanced Design

meadowslandscapesupply.com F F F F F F

10 years experience in: Interior design Basement remodeling Home renos & improvement Kitchen & bthrm design/install. Painting and decorating Victorian style tiling

High quality & reasonable prices

Call Matt: 604-831-2726

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

604-724-6373

JERRY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE A to Z

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

Residential/Strata/Commercial Repairs.

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

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

Gary 604-339-5430 RENOVATIONS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 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

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✶Dump Site Now Open✶ D Broken Concrete RocksD $21.00 Per Metric Ton D Mud Dirt Sod ClayD $21.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $56.00 Per Ton

MOVING & STORAGE

Home Renovations and New Construction

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

From 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

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TREE SERVICES

625

$45/Hr

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers

From $48/per

604-580-2171

✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

SOUTH SURREY

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899 .

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Conscientious Roofing - 24 Hours repairs, re-roof, all types of roof & conversions. WCB. 604-340-4126. wayneroofing@gmail.com J.J. ROOFING ~ $ BEST PRICE $ New Roofs / Re-Roofs. Repair Specialist. Free Estimates. Ref’s. WCB Insured. Jas @ 604-726-6345

604-942-6907

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

RECYCLE-IT! #1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL

604.587.5865

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

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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

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Robert J. O’Brien

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SNOWCLEARING

~~~ SNOW REMOVAL ~~~ Bobcat & ATV Plow, salting, fully insured., WCB. 24 hours, Free Est. (778)231-9675, (778)231-9147

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SUNDECKS

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Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

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

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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PETS

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked & ready for good homes.$850.Langley.778-241-5504 BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Unique blood lines. 99% house trained. Call 604-740-0832 or 604-740-2986.

$450,000.

Phone 604-719-7016 627

HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422

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 or 509-481-9830 http://www.hbmodu lar.com/images/email_jan2.jpg

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MORTGAGES

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 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

www.bernerbay.weebly.com BERNESE Mountain X Great Pyrenees pups, gorgeous, excellent markings, parents to view, health guar’d, $850. Call (604) 607- 5051 Blue Nose Pitbulls, Razor’s Edge/ Gotti bloodlines, Seal blue coats with blue eyes, 1st shots & dewormed. $1000 Call 778-877-5210 CAIRN TERRIER 3.5 mo little cutie, beauty & brains, use to cats/dogs $650. 604-930-8551 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaton terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1,000+. Call 604-533-8992 ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, European bloodline 6wks, mircochiped dewormed Vet check, health guar’d Call Andrea 604-970-3807 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 1 male & 2 female. $800. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GERMAN SHEPHERD Reg’d pups, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guaranteed. Call 604-856-8161. MALTESE PUPS: 3 males, Incl 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed, dep will hold. $800. firm 604-464-5077. 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 ROTTWEILER X PITT BULL puppies, 8 weeks, $450 604-857-0413 YELLOW LAB, 7mo M., very loving & beautiful family dog, all shots microchipped. $550. (604)272-1516 YELLOW LAB PUPS $450, ready to go. No papers. Exc stock, can view both parents. (604)820-3451 Yellow Labs, p/b, 3 male, $600, dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. (604)7947633 (604)997-3040 No Sun. calls.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

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

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net 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 sq/ft apartment. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, insuite laundry, dishwasher, alarm system, underground parking. Near Coquitlam Centre, 105-175 Heffley Crescent. $950/mo. Contact Luis at 604-468-7677 or 604-999-4193.

COQUITLAM CENTRE “Raphael Towers” 1 Bdrm & Den $950/mo *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

604-944-2963 COQUITLAM:

GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP 2865 Packard Ave.

506 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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TILING

WATSON TILE - Complete reno’s, Tile, Bath, Kitchen, Door, Laminate Granite, Marble. 35 Yrs experience. Graham 604-942-5028 or 617-5921

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TREE SERVICES

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 1 Call Does it All - 2 OLD GUYS PLUMBING & HEATING, Repairs, Reno’s, H/W Tanks. 604-525-6662. $38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD - Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

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No Agents Please

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

www.recycle-it-now.com

2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca

Adult oriented, immaculate 2 bdrm Rancher Townhome in gated community. Close to beach & shopping. 2 full baths, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, upgraded appliances. hardwood throughout, ceramic tile in kitchen & baths, granite counters, crown mouldings, garage, private yard. Plus many more extras.

PAUL BUNYAN PLUMBING, heating, gas, reno’s, repairs. 20 yrs experience, reliable and courteous. Licenced, bonded. Call Jack 778-835-4416, STARGATE PLUMBING. Resident. reno’s services & repairs. Free estimates, reliable. 604-512-4021

www.ezgomovers.com

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

For Sale By Owner

ABC TREE MEN

Local & Long Distance

604-537-4140 ************************************* * HANDYMAN SERVICES * Kitchen/Bath Reno & Repair * All types of flooring * Custom Built Sheds NO job TOO small Work Guaranteed. References. Over 20 Years Experience. Free Estimates 604-418-8340

PLUMBING

REAL ESTATE

MISC SERVICES

27 Years in bus. A Moving Experience. Fast, dependable service. L & D Enterprises. Seniors Disc. Will pack your POD. 604-464-5872. $30 / PER HOUR - ABE MOVING *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020 ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience-604 506-7576

N.W. Construction

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✔ 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 DAVE’S PLUMBING Journeyman Plumber with lots of experience. Hot Water Tanks and any other Plumbing Needs. Great prices, call for your Free Estimate. Call Dave 604-788-1118

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ZIGGY’S RENO’S. European quality work. Free Est. 25 yrs exp. Best prices in town. 604-931-4224

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Dean 604-834-3076

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Meadows Landscape Supply (604)465-1311

ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS 35 YEARS Carpenter Experience HANDYMAN Call Don 604-462-8905 Cell 604-880-4904

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

❞ A ALL RESIDENTIAL ❞ * Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

GUTTER CLEANING

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt stes, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroof. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

Prompt Delivery Available

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www.metrovanhome.ca

Seven Days a Week

GUTTER CLEANING & repairs. (Res & Strata). Prompt Service. Grants Home Maint. 604-936-2808.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. bcclassified.com

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

www.tricitynews.com

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 $

APPLIANCES

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

533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE MUSHROOM MANURE. 13 yds $140 or Well Rotted $160/10 yds. Delivery in Van/Maple Ridge BBY (604)856-8877

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

Now accepting applications for 1 bdrm apt. Share purchase req’d.

604-464-4921 COQUITLAM

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

REAL ESTATE 609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

COQUITLAM. Comfortable 2 bdrm condo with southern view, wood f/p, ceramic & laminate, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amenities. $188,900. 778-229-4156

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


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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Coquitlam/Port Moody

RENTALS 706

PITT MEADOWS

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

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

Serving the Tri Cities for over 16 years Protect your investment

604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

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

PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm Top flr apt. $775 2 Bdrm Corner apt. $895 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 Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $775/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

CEDARWAY APT

Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

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

Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net

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

Call (604) 931-2670

PORT COQUITLAM; clean, spac 2 bdrm apt. Heat & h/w incl, $950/mo. Avail now. Ref’s. (604)783-2262. Port Coquitlam. Spacious 1 bdrm w/yrd, grnd lvl, incls prkg/utils. lndry in bldg. $850. 604-720-5296 PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. $850/mo. Avail. Feb1. 604-469-9100 or 778-355-1808. PORT MOODY

COQUITLAM (West) 1 BEDROOMS SUPER LOCATION - Blue Mtn. & Austin. Near Lougheed Mall, Shops and Bus. ***** WELL MAINTAINED ***** E Large apts E Security Camera E Onsite Caretaker E N/pets E N/s

Call: 604-936-4774 or 604-889-8534, 604-931-4648

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available March 2 BEDROOM Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.

Rrefs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us. MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $740/mo GREAT LOCATION

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

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings Maple Ridge Downtown. 1 bdrm or lge bach. Well managed bldg. Adult oriented. NP/NS. Heat, h/w, net. incl $670/$580. 604-463-7172 MAPLE RIDGE large 1 bdrm apts. Quiet adult oriented building. Incl heat, hot water, covered prkg. N/S N/P. $680-$700/mo. Avail immed. 604-465-8274 PITT MEADOWS

CHELSEA PARK APTS 1 & 2 Bdrms Apts, Also 3 Bdrm T/Homes Avail Conveniently located. Nice, bright & large suites.

Call 604-830-7846 Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bdrm Suites Available With Large Balcony / Patio

746

ROOMS FOR RENT

PORT COQUITLAM, nr Oxford. Semi furnished room in house. $400 incl utils. Female pref. N/S. N/P. Refs.Avail now. 604-475-1887.

747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

POCO DOWNTOWN

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 Bldng. 2 Bdrm, 2ba, 2prk, near all schools, ns/np. Feb15. $1195. 604-941-3259

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COQUITLAM warehouse, 175 Schoolhouse St. 3,579 - 5,900 sq ft. Call Rachel 604-633-2888.

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com PORT MOODY. St. John’s St. 600 sq ft office space. $1300/mo + hst. Avail immed. Phone 604-4699100 leave message.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

MAPLE RIDGE, 1 bdrm. SxS duplex, quiet street, priv. yard, h/w floors, new appli’s. N/S N/P. Avail immed. $800/mo. 604-465-8274.

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HOMES FOR RENT

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 CENTRAL Port Coquitlam. 5 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 lvl, corner, big b/yd, 2 l/rm. Walk to amens, WC Express. Avail Feb. 1. N/P. Refs. $1950/mo + utils. Call Bob 604-512-5351 COQUITLAM, New Horizon, newly reno’d 3 bdrm, 2 level, 1900 sf, nr. Pinetree Sec., NS/NP, Immed, $1850/mth. Call (604) 760-6372. MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm house, new applis & floors, ns/np, avail March 1st. $950/mo. 604-465-8274. 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 oldcut@hotmail.com. WESTWOOD PLATEAU - Suite 2922 Valleyvista Dr. Reno’d 2 BR 1 Bath; 1100 sf; lndry; $1100 Now Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

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OFFICE/RETAIL

BEAUTY SALON for lease or rent. Kingsway, Port Coquitlam. For more info call 604-866-8182.

COQUITLAM Centre Area 750 + SQ/FT OFFICE space with small kitchen.

604-944-2963 Maple Ridge:

DOWNTOWN STOREFRONT

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.

Office / Commercial / Retail Central heat & a/c, avail immed. (All inclusive except utils). Free parking. 600 sq/ft. $675/mo + HST.

Call 604-941-9051

Call: 604-805-4765

752

TOWNHOUSES

PORT COQUITLAM northside 3 bdrm single family home. NP/NS Ref’s. Mar.1st, $1500/mo

750

751

SUITES, UPPER

MAPLE RIDGE. Studio/loft above barn. incl. heat, light, N/S N/P. Semi horse board avail. $700 mo. Avail. Mar1 604-374-2821, 604-477-1051 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

752

Front bath, dinette slideout, heated / enclosed tanks. Reduced to $16,995 (stk.25921A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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

TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bedrooms Available

Call 604-942-2012 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm T/H’s, $775 & $815/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call: 604-464-0034.

Fridge, furnace, brakes, stereo, and more. Reduced To $6,995 (stk. 28776) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

Port Moody, Highland prk.quiet 3BR, 1 bath, 6 appls, newly reno, n/p n/s, Now$1300/m 604-939-5189

2011 EVERLITE 30RLS

859

UTILITY TRAILERS

19’ FLATBED TRAILER plywood deck, 6’ 2x4” railsides, folds down to 3’. Dual axle, 4 Michelin steel belted radial tires, elec brakes, emergency brake-away, lights to present day code, raised 6” for clearance. $750/obo. 604-309-7302

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL “No Wheels, No Problem”

$$ CASH FOR SOME $$

TRANSPORTATION

CALL

604-328-0081

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AUTO FINANCING

7 Days/Week Rear living room, sofa / dinette slide, elec. rear stab. jacks, pwr. awning, etc. $36,995 (stk. 29429) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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

One set of 1998 Roadmaster Super B Train flatdeck trailers Vin#’s 2T9FA3232W1011685 AND 2T9FA2823W1011686 Proceeds of the sale will retire debt owed to Ocean Trailer by Travellers Financial (Alberta) Corporation in the amount of $6160.00

PORT MOODY- townhouse 309 Highland Way, Reno’d 3 BR; 1 Bath; 1000 sf; lndry; $1100 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

Units may be viewed and bids to be submitted on Monday February 7th, 2011 at 100 Golden Drive, Coquitlam, B.C. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All written bids to Ocean Trailer, 100 Golden Drive, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 6T1

The Scrapper

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2006 LAND ROVER LR3 SE, dark blue, 40K MLS/64K KMS, no accid, lady driven, new tires, batt & brakes immac @ $27,900. 604-943-0210.

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1995 FORD F150 XLT, good cond. Air Cared until 2012. Canopy, good tires, $4200 obo 604-462-1542

AUTO SPECIAL w! Sell it No 818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1965 MUSTANG 289. Lots of work done on it. Auto. $4800. Call Dave 778-889-3079. 2000 CHRYSLER NEON, 4dr, sedan, 118kks, auto, 46kks on new trans. $3,000 obo. 604-575-8003 2001 Buick Centruy, loaded, V6, new tires/brakes. Imm. cond. in/out, priv. $3,900 obo. 604-593-5072 2001 FORD CROWN VICTORIA, white, 75 Km, nat gas, good cond., $3,500 obo. Phone 778-709-6462

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2009 HONDA CIVIC DX. 4 dr, 5 spd manual, options, 14K, blue. $8800 firm. 604-538-4883 2010 HONDA ACCORD, black, 4 dr sedan, auto, loaded, 18” whls, 6 km, $22,600 obo. 604-836-5931. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, 7000 kms. auto, factory warranty. No accidents. $22,500. 778-708-4078

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VEHICLES WANTED

for only

$

Reach 180,000 Households

00

10

plus tax

Includes one week in the Maple Ridge News, the Tri-City News, and the Golden Ears Daily.

Includes:

TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RV’S, VANS 3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on bcclassified.com (private party ads only)

– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications 1.5 million households

604-575-5555

TOWNHOUSES

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

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

2010 STARCRAFT 816

SUITES, LOWER

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. COQUITLAM. 1 bdrm suite. Close to shopping mall, SFU, park & transit. N/P. N/S. $650/mo. utils & lndry incl. Avial. Feb. 1. 604-461-6672. COQUITLAM 2 Bdrm bsmnt on 2 acres, avail Feb 1. Newly reno’d, bright and cozy, laminate flooring, new kitchen and bath. No pets. Close to Coquitlam Center, Douglas College, all amenities. W/D in suite. $925 plus shared utilities and damage deposit, ref required! Leave msg at 1-604-414-6077 COQUITLAM Cntr area. Brand new spacious 2 bdrm suite, sep ent, inste w/d, 1 car prk,avail now, NS/NP. Burkemont Pl. Info: 778-228-6563. COQUITLAM: lovely, bright, lrg 2 bdrm bsmt ste in 10 yr old house. Near Poirier comm ctr. Inste lndry. NS/NP. Monitered alarm, 1 car prkg $875. Avail immed. 604-937-7500. COQUITLAM - Lower Suite 3145 Pattulo Cres. Updated 2 BR 1 Bath; 1100 sf; lndry; $1050 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM Ranch Park, 2bd, f/bath priv w/d, greenbelt, view, N/S $825 + sh utils. 604-941-6264. COQUITLAM: Reno’d 1 bdrm bsmt, sep ent, shrd lndry, near coq cen & 97 bus. $720/month, util incl. 1 person n/s n/p. 604-942-0023 COQUITLAM rent for $1,100/month 2 bedroom suite 2 people. no smoking available now 604-518-4534 Isaac or c5184534@yahoo.com 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. $700/mo. 604-937-5177 COQUITLAM WW Plateau new lge 1 bdrm all appl wi/net nr bus NS/NP $900 + 1/3 utils 604-542-4415 COQUITLAM, W.W. Plateau. New, lrg 3 bdrm, sep entry, bright/spac kit & fam/rm, 1500 sq.ft., all appls, nr amens. NS/NP. $1375/mo incl utils. Avail Feb 15th. (604) 941-8109. HERITAGE MOUNTAIN Approx. 1000 sq. foot executive basement suite. Quiet cul-de-sac. Private entrance leads to a daylight basement suite with a gourmet kitchen and 5 stainless steel appliances. Private patio overlooks Noons Creek. Incl. fireplace, luxury bathroom with soaker tub, in suite laundry plus storage. Private off street parking. n/s. $1150 utils. incl. Refs. required. 604-306-2870 PITT Meadows 1300 s/f 2bd h/w flrng, tile, 5 appl, new bth $975+ util Feb.1. Cat OK. N/S. 604-724-6373 PORT COQUITLAM. Mary Hill. Beautifully remodeled 850 sq ft priv 1 bd suite on lg treed lot, nr parks and trans. Bright spacious layout, fp, 9x15 storage rm, new appl, dishwasher, w/d, full bath. $950 incl. h/sp intrnet, cble, prkg. Ns. refs. now. 778-285-8820. PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $700 + 20% utils. Free lndry, nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Call 604-469-9402. Port Moody - Glenayre 1 bdrm. can furnish, cls. to transit, n/s, $600 Now. 604.941.2959 / 604.939.5488

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COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

*No Pets *Avail Immediately

STORAGE SPACE for rent.. Good for car, boat etc. 1400 sf. Avail.now. For more info call 604-866-8182.

RECREATIONAL/SALE

TRANSPORTATION

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

1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554

STORAGE

838

TRANSPORTATION

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

*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

749

TRANSPORTATION

2007 ADVENTURER 90RDS

All-Inclusive Seniors Residence

PORT COQUITLAM

Beata 778-788-1840

COQUITLAM

Call Wayne Goudal 604-945-2414

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

Call: 604-460-7539

RENTALS

TY-CON PROPERTIES Professional Property Management

Dragan 778-788-1845

Hyland Manor

743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

The Meadows

St. John’s Apartments 2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1985 CAVEMAN Truck Camper, F/S, furnace, washroom. $2000 obo. Call (604)860-3148


A52 Friday, January 28, 2011, Tri-City News

www.tricitynews.com

‘11 Ford Fiesta

METRO FORD

12 to Choose!

Automatic, power group, remote entry, SIRIUS satellite radio.

EXCLUSIVE

$

Absolutely

LEASE OFFER

$

299

Starting From

#11F13631

0Down Per Month!

* + taxes. 48 month lease, first payment due at signing, 18,000 kms per year, 5.35% interest rate, $5500 buyout + fees and taxes total paid $14,352 plus taxes.

We did SO MUCH business in December.

NOW WE ARE OVERSTOCKED IN USED VEHICLES AND ARE PRICING TO CLEAR! ‘07 F150 S/Cab FX4

‘99 Chev Venture

4X4, LEATHER BUCKETS, OFF ROAD * PFT4654

7 PASS, A/C, PW, CRUISE * $ 11ES4321A

‘07 Edge SEL Plus

‘10 Escape AWD Limited

‘05 Dodge Caravan

AWD, NAVIGATION, MOON ROOF, LEATHER * PFT1879

MOONROOF, LEATHER, BACKUP SESSORS * $ PFT1871

AIR, POWER WINDOWS, 7 PASSENGER * $ 10F19750A

$19,988

27,988

3,988

28,988

‘04 Chev S/Cab 4x4 $

A/C, PW, CANOPY * 10RA7870A

13,988

8,999

‘99 Chev Blazer

‘07 Explorer Sport Trac

4X4, A/C, POWER GROUP * $ PFT1859A

4X4, A/C, POWER GROUP * $ MLT237

3,998

‘05 Dakota Crew $

4X4, AIR, CRUISE, CD, MAG WHEELS * PFT1817B

12,988

‘06 Escape XLT 4X4, LEATHER, PW, A/C * PFT1849

$

24,988

15,988

‘07 Escape

‘08 Explorer Ltd. AWD

AIR, MOON-ROOF POWER WINDOWS * $ MLT303

LEATHER, MOON-ROOF, 7 PASS. * $ MLT203

15,988

25,988

‘07 Hyundai Entourage GLS

‘07 Ford F-150

‘05 Honda Accord

‘98 Lincoln Towncar

‘07 Ford F-350

‘00 Chevrolet Malibu

POWER SLIDING DOORS, LEATHER, DVD ENTERTAINMENT * $ 11ED5977A

4X4, AIR, CD, MAG WHEELS * $ MLT190

MOONROOF, LEATHER P.SEATS * $ 10F10995A

LOADED WITH LUXURY * $ PC5702

KING RANCH, CREW CAB, 4X4, DIESEL, LEATHER, MOON ROOF * $ MLT284

AUTOMATIC, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER LOCKS & WINDOWS * $ PT4601A

15,999

13,988

11,988

5,988

33,988

2,988

D

SOL ‘06 Jeep Commander

‘07 Pontiac G6

‘09 Toyota Corolla S

‘03 Honda Civic

‘01 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

‘09 Ford Flex

4X4, LEATHER, MOON ROOF, 7 PASSENGER * $ PT4648A

CONVERTIBLE, POWER HARD-TOP, LEATHER, AUTOMATIC * $ 9ES5205A

SPORT PKG, AUTO, MOON ROOF * $ PLT4638A

AIR, CRUISE CONTROL, KEYLESS ENTRY, * $ 10ES7272A

LEATHER, MOONROOF, RARE VEHICLE! * $ MLT246A

AIR, POWER GROUP, 7 PASS. * $ MLT308

‘06 Mustang GT

‘03 Infiniti G35

‘08 Chev Cobalt

‘00 BMW 540i

‘02 PT Cruiser Limited

‘10 Fusion SEL AWD

LEATHER, 5 SPD, V8 POWER * $ 11ES7404A

LEATHER, MOON ROOF, AUTO * $ 10F16533A

LOADED WITH LUXURY, NICE CAR * $ MLT169A

AUTOMATIC, LEATHER SEATS, POWER GROUP * $ 11F10545A

AIR, POWER GROUP, MOONROOF, LEATHER * $ PFC1737

8,988

8,988

metromotors.com

2 BLOCKS EAST

COQ. CENTRE

/mymetroford /mymetroford

24,988

5,988

Dlr# 5231 Metro Motors Ltd.

*Prices do not include taxes & licensing

604-464-0271

METRO FORD

LOUGHEED HWY

PITT RIVER

$

23,988

5,988

SHAUGHNESSY

11,988

AIR, AUTO, CD * PFC1732

6,988

COQ. RIVER

16,988

18,988

17,988

W

18,988

2505 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY


A26 Friday, January 28, 2011, Tri-City News

Tri-City News Friday, January 28, 2011, A27

2011 GMC SIERRA

300 TRUCKS TO

EXTENDED CAB NEW

Volume = Value Discounts • Excellent Selection...Low Prices

2011 CHEVY SILVERADO

OVER

OVER 400 USED VEHICLES IN STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM

EXTENDED CAB NEW

CHOOSE

All Payments are based on 84 months calculated bi-weekly with $2000 down, 6.79% APR USED CARS USED TRUCKS LEASE RETURNS

MSRP ................. $31,690 Save.................... $10,195 GM Loyalty .......... $1,500

EAGLE CASH PRICE

$

#18034A

19,995 OR 139 PMT

2005 MONTE CARLO SS

$

#2282

.......... $9,988

1 #18028A

P/W,P/L, #2856

OVER

SALE ENDS JANUARY 31

H S 09 CADILLAC SRX AWD #2533................$32,988 ES DE 2001 GMC SIERRA #2662.............................. $7,995 FR RA 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING #8162 ...$12,995 T

‘09 TOYOTA YARIS Auto, air,

CASH FOR CLUNKERS IS BACK! GET UP TO $2,300 FOR ANY 2003 OR OLDER VEHICLE! EVENIF IT'S WORTH A BUCK!!

50 TOYOTA $ TO CLEAR

%

0

BEAT THE CLOCK...

2004 FORD F150 #8293 .................................... $9,995

H S00 Acura EL #2786 .........................$4995 ES DE 07 Chevy malibu #9387 ....................$8995 FR RA 07 VW Golf #3032 ..........................$9995 T

‘09 NISSAN SENTRA Auto, air, P/W, P/L, CD $

#2913

19,995 OR $149 PMT

$

‘08 MAZDA B2300

Auto, air, P/W, P/L

‘09 CHEVY IMPALA

OVER #2888

#2882

$

9,995 OR $72 PMT

2

$

9,995 OR $72 PMT

‘09 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

‘07 VW RABBIT

#2811

#3031

Auto, air, P/W, P/L

N ALL NEW VEHICLES!! KEEP KEEP EE EP Y YOUR OUR MON M MONEY NEY IN NY YOUR OUR POCKET!! POC CKET! ET ! EX EXCLUSIVE EXC XC TO EAGLE RIDGE!!!

16

‘09 KIA RIO

Auto, air, P/W, P/L

11,000!

Auto, air, P/W,P/L, #3011

11,995 OR 82 PMT

CASH REBATES $

11,995 OR $87 PMT

CREW 4WD

3

$

‘09 HYUNDAI ACCENT

ON SELECT MODELS

‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO

1

$ #2780

13,995 OR $102 PMT

‘08 FORD F150

#2394

$ 17

10,995 OR $79

21

#2268

PMT 22

$

12,995 OR $95 PMT 23

‘08 FORD XLT SUPER CREW ‘07 SATURN VUE HYBRID

SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS

$

‘09 NISSAN VERSA

NEW 2011 CHEVY EQUINOX

#2704

26,998

2010 CHEVY IMPALA 18 IMPALA

#2603

$

TO CLEAR

$

$

16,445

12,995 OR $95

25,498 148

#2732

OR

3

15,988

15,995 OR $118 PMT 25

PMT 6

$

12,995 OR $95 PMT

$

7

13,995 OR $102 PMT

#2970

$

#2342

17,995 OR $133 PMT 26 $19,995 OR $149 PMT 27

#2795

#2780

#2757

‘08 HONDA CIVIC

‘08 VW GOLF

‘10 NISSAN XTERRA 4WD ‘07 BMW X3

#2781

18

13,995 OR $102 PMT 8 $13,995 OR $102 PMT 9

‘09 CHEVY EXPRESS CARGO ‘08 FORD F250 SD EXT 4WD

$

#8332

18,995 OR $149 PMT 28 $24,995 OR $188 PMT 29

‘10 TOYOTA COROLLA Auto, air, P/W,P/L, CD #3035

$

$

#3030

13,995 OR $102 PMT 10 $14,995 OR $110 PMT 11

‘06 ACURA TSX

20 MALIBU

‘08 MITSUBISHI SPYDER

#2802

14,995 OR $110 PMT

#2981 19

$

#2359

25,995 OR $196 PMT 30 $26,995

31

‘08 CHEVY AVALANCHE

‘09 FORD F350 SD CREW 4WD

#3078

#2868

TO CLEAR

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL BUY A CRUZE, GET A

EAGLE PRICE

$

‘06 CADILLAC CTS

$

FREE iPAD or

4 FREE WINTER TIRES

‘09 CHEVY MALIBU

BI-WEEKLY

2010 CHEVY MALIBU

FROM

24

‘10 TOYOTA MATRIX

$

$

#2958

19,995

‘08 SIERRA 1500 EXT CAB ‘07 NISSAN XTERRA 4WD

#0880

#3028

$

$

#14601A

EAGLE PRICE

LOVED IN 60 COUNTRIES MAKE IT 61

#3139 5

4WD

Auto, air, P/W, P/L, CD

EAGLE PRICE

11,995 OR $87 PMT

‘03 INFINITI G35

Auto, air, P/W, P/L, CD

NOW HERE!

$

$

EAGLE PRICE

$

16,988

#2946 12

$

18,995 OR $141 PMT 13

‘08 BMW 750 Li

‘09 CADILLAC XLR-V

#2381

#2891

$

All prices plus tax + levies. All financing on approved credit. All new are net of factory incentives & GM loyalty. GM loyalty offered to current owners of GMC leases and discontinued GM models. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. See dealer for details. All payments bi-weekly based on 84 months, 6.99%, on approved credit. Total paid = 1) $32,578; 3) $30,168. † - grace period. Offers expire end of business, Jan. 31, 2011

18,995 OR $141 PMT

$

‘10 FORDAuto, FLEX LIMITED AWD air, P/W, P/L, CD

44,995 OR 343 PMT 14 59,995 OR 469 PMT15 $

$

$

32,995

20

‘07 HUMMER H2 AWD

‘07 CADILLAC ESCALADE

#2751

$

33

38,995 34

4 ESCALADES TO CHOOSE

All prices plus tax & levies. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. All financing on approved credit. Total paid – 1) $14,362, 2) $14,362, 3) $16,602, 4) $16,602, 5) $16,602, 6) $17,972, 7) $17,972, 8) $18,842, 9), $18,842, 10) $18,842, 11) $19,962, 12) $24,432, 13) $24,432, 14) $53,552, 15) $70,362, 16) $16,602, 17) $18,842, 18) $18,842, 19) $19,962, 20) $21,082, 21) $25,562, 22) $15,482, 23) $17,972, 24) $19,962, 25) $21,082, 26) $23,315, 27) $25,562, 28) $25,562, 29) $31,165, 30) $32,282, 32) $34,522, 33) $34,522. Offers expire end of business, Jan 31, 2011

2595 Barnet Highway LTD.

$

#2968

27,995 OR $211 PMT 32 $27,995 OR $211 PMT

2 BLOCKS WEST OF COQUITLAM CENTRE NEXT TO TIM HORTON’S

1-888-348-4208 www.eagleridgegm.com

N TIM HORTONS

TO MAPLE RIDGE TO BURNABY

LANSDOWNE DR.

2011 CHEVY CRUZE

PMT 4

FALCON N DR.

NEW 2011 GMC TERRAIN

#14712A

11,995 OR $87

DL#8214


Fri January 28, 2011 Tricity News