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Is there hope in homeless count? Extra beds may mean fewer on streets By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
Housing advocates are cautiously optimistic a new regional homeless count may find fewer people with no roof over their heads. More than 700 volunteers will roam streets, fields and shelters March 16 to count the number of homeless across the Lower Mainland in a single 24-hour snapshot. “We’re hopeful that we’ll see a stemming of the tide of homelessness — that we’ll see the numbers levelling off, if not reduced,” said James Pratt, spokesperson for the Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy. see FEWER USING, US G, page g 4
Spray ban possible By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Coquitlam’s new green committee will have a hot topic next month for its first meeting: whether to ban cosmetic pesticides. On Monday, city council unanimously voted to send Coun. Selina Robinson’s motion to the yet-to-be-struck sustainability and environmental advisory group, saying it wants “expert opinion” on a proposed restriction on pesticides. Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the city’s land use committee, said she didn’t want council to make a decision without consulting the new committee, which is expected to be made up of Coquitlam residents working in the environmental sector. “I don’t want to pass something and then say, ‘By the way, folks, here it is. You might be professional. You might be qualified but we’ve already made up our minds, thanks. Just come up with a whole bunch of reasons to support us.’ That’s not right and it’s not fair,” she said. Robinson’s motion called for council to ban cosmetic
MORE ON PESTICIDE BANS Q PoCo ponders spray ban, too: page 6 Q PoMo aims to set example: page 7 pesticides and let the committee and city staff work out the details. Coun. Linda Reimer, chair of the city’s environmental committee, called Robinson’s motion “a great idea” but said she needed more background. Reimer said most people in Coquitlam want to see a ban at the municipal level, which is permitted under the Community Charter. A deflated Robinson shook her head throughout the debate. She brought a motion to council in 2009 to get public feedback on pesticide use and it was defeated. see SPRING CAN BE DANGER, DANGER, page 6
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DIRECT SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW A PROPOSED COSMETIC PESTICIDES BAN AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION [PASSED]
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Coquitlam could cash in on sports Councillor wants city to promote itself as a sport tourism destination
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Coquitlam needs to showcase its sports sites better to bring more tourism money to the local economy, a city councillor says. Coun. Doug Macdonell, the city’s recreation committee chair, is pushing for ways to make Coquitlam and Town Centre Park — home to a half-dozen grass and artificial fields — an economic development driver with national and international events. The park hosted World Police and Fire Games events in 2009 and, before that, the U-19 World Lacrosse Championships. Blue Mountain Park was the meeting point for the 2008 Canadian Jr. Little League Championships while the Poirier sports complex has hosted Minto and Mann cup lacrosse action. And next year, from Aug. 21 to 27, the 2012 Canadian Women’s Open Golf Tournament will be at the Vancouver Golf Club, an LPGA tour stop that’s expected to attract 126 million television viewers. Meanwhile, on a smaller scale, Coquitlam is also considering its bid for the 2016 BC Summer Games with an eye to cashing in on the money spent by athletes, coaches, fans and families on hotel rooms, meals and local shopping. “Sports tourism has great spinoffs for our businesses and community,” Macdonell said. “They can stay and shop here.” He pointed to Kelowna, Kamloops and Penticton as examples of municipalities that have worked with sports organizations to host major tournaments (in January, Kelowna was home to the International
A federally sponsored project to upgrade the track at Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium needs two weeks of good weather to wrap up. The track work is 90% complete and has been delayed because of the rain last fall, said Lori MacKay, the city’s parks, recreation and culture general manager. It’s expected the track will be ready by the end of April, if the clouds stay away. On Monday, city council endorsed an extension to get the Economic Action Plan grant deadline moved up to Oct. 31. The extension applies to the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program, under which the government has allowed one more construction season to municipalities that received funding.
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Fans filled the stands at Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park several years ago for the world U-19 men’s field lacrosse championships and Coun. Doug Macdonell thinks other such events could be a boon to the city. Children’s Winter Games). Asked how Coquitlam would compete against other Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley cities, like Langley, also seeking sports tourists, Macdonell said, “We have so many active sports groups and dedicated volunteers in the city, and I think the city has really fallen down in using these assets. “Sports tourism is something that’s attainable for Coquitlam,” he said. Pasha Sheikh, general manager of the Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Coquitlam, said Burnaby is the city’s top competition when it comes to sports tour-
ism, especially with its facilities at Deer Lake Park and 8-Rinks. A new direction is needed for Coquitlam, which he said in the past hasn’t marketed itself well as a destination. Masood Osmani, general manager of the Best Western Chelsea Inn in Coquitlam, said he, too, would like to see more sports tourism in the city “because we have a great, great location, especially for hockey and lacrosse.” Osmani estimates up to a quarter of his out-of-town guests visit Coquitlam for sports events during the peak seasons. Mike Hind, executive director of the Tri-Cities’ Chamber
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under-utilized. “The track [at Percy Perry Stadium] is now at international standards and I think we should really be taking the next step and get sports tourism going here,” he said. Across Canada, sports tourism is becoming more organized, with national and provincial agencies created to support the estimated $2-billion sector. According to Langley’s sports tourism strategy, it is estimated 32% of U.S. tourists and 31% of international visitors come to Canada to take part in sports or outdoor activities. email@example.com
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Three years ago, the count found 2,660 homeless people across Metro Vancouver — 22% more than in 2005 and with big increases in the TriCities, Burnaby, Maple Ridge and Richmond. The largest numbers of homeless were counted in Vancouver (1,372), Sur rey (388), New Westminster (123) and North Vancouver (116). Pratt said fewer clients have used extreme cold weather spaces this winter, suggesting more street homeless are taking advantage of extra shelter beds that opened in Vancouver and other parts of the region since the last count in 2008. They include Va n c o u ve r ’s H E AT (Homeless Emergency Action Team) shelters that opened in advance of the 2010 Olympics, three of which continue to offer 340 year-round spaces after the province extended funding. Vancouver has also added an extra 160 cold/ wet weather beds and Pratt said people from elsewhere in the region may have headed to Vancouver to take advantage of the extra shelter spaces there. Also new since 2008
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A volunteer talks with two homeless people during the 2008 homeless count. The 2011 count gets underway at midnight next Wednesday. is the 55-bed Gateway of for outreach workers Hope shelter in Langley, to find and assist those with another shelter who need help changing planned for Gordon their lives. Avenue in Coquitlam. As a result of the extra “Vancouver has done spaces and refor ms, a marvellous job of cre- Sundberg said, this ating shelter beds, but year’s count may find a there’s also been more drop in the number of h o u s i n g sstreet homeprovided,” lless, but possisaid Alice bly more who b You can comment on Sundberg, are counted a any story you read at co-chair of as sheltered. a www.tricitynews.com the Metro “We don’t Va n c o u v e r want to set up w Re g i o n a l S t e e r i n g expec ctations that the Committee on numbers will be down Homelessness. significantly,” Sundberg “In Surrey, a lot of peo- cautioned. ple have been housed.” That’s in part because She credits the prov- this year’s survey will ince with funding shel- for the first time count ters to run 24 hours a people of no fixed adday rather than just dress in various instiovernight, adding that tutions who weren’t inmakes it much easier cluded in the past.
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Brothers convicted for role in drug apt. ‘Mid-level’ drug operation was in unit owned by pair’s mother By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Two brothers associated with a drug-dealing operation based out of a Coquitlam apartment were convicted of trafficking last week in provincial court. Dusan and Marko Stevovic were found guilty of trafficking heroin, cocaine and marijuana after Judge
$7,000 in cash, a sword, bullets, a banana clip for an assault rifle, a 6 mm pellet gun and drugdealing paraphernalia such as scales and baggies. But while the accused acknowledged the activities that were taking place and consumed drugs in the apartment, they said they were not in control and not involved in the drug dealing. Another accused, Jason Kirupakaran, said he and another man, Jared Glab, were the sole operators of the drug ring and that the
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Port Coquitlam councillors will consider measures limiting the use of cosmetic pesticides on private property when a report comes to the city’s environmental committee later this month. While PoCo Mayor Greg Moore said provincial legislation would be more effective in curbing the use of cosmetic pesticides, inaction in Victoria is forcing the municipality to step up with its own bylaws. “We really feel that [provincial legislation] is the best way to deal with this,” he said. “But we have waited long enough and we are just going to move forward.” A patchwork of municipal bans makes enforcement difficult, especially when products can be easily bought in neighbouring cities, Moore said. Moore rejected the argument made by those who oppose pesticide bans that they infringe on a homeowner’s private property rights. “It is one thing when what you do on your property leaches into creeks and common property,” he said. “I think there is a role for government to play in that.” The Canadian Cancer Society and the David Suzuki Fo u n d at i o n s ay pesticides can contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment and increase the risk of cancer. Scientists with those organizations have said that more than 10% of cancer deaths are related to environmental carcinogens. Port Coquitlam has not used pesticides on city land since 1983 and has encouraged homeowners to use alternative methods, such as ladybugs, to control aphids and weeds. firstname.lastname@example.org
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She also took aim at councillors Reid and Reimer, who “were not the least bit interested in hearing from the community 18 months ago when I first brought this issue to the table.” She added, “I don’t have the confidence to ensure the matter receives the attention it deserves. “When people get cancer — even in a community where there’s a ban on pesticides — it means absolutely squat,” Robinson said. “But we do know that if you do live a community where they do spray pesticides, the increase of cancer goes up considerably. “It’s spring,” she said. “People are going to start spraying their gardens and putting us and their pets and the environment and our children at risk.” During question period, city council took heat from members of the TriCity Green Council and Coquitlam Council Watch, who pressed about the composition of the new committee, whether council’s tactic was to delay the ban and how much research was needed given that the Canadian Cancer Society backed Robinson’s motion. Mayor Richard Stewart defended council, saying it “isn’t abdicating its responsibility. I concur with those councillors who say it’s inappropriate to set [an environmental committee]
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3757 Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC
General purpose of the Bylaw: To amend the Zoning Bylaw designation of 1874 Fraser Avenue from RD (Residential Duplex) to RS4 (Residential Single Dwelling 4) to facilitate a two-lot subdivision.
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Reid proposes changes to act By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
B.C. municipalities should be allowed to dip into their parkland acquisition funds to keep the green spaces moder n and tidy, a Coquitlam city councillor says. A n d , o n M o n d ay, city council backed a motion by Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the city’s land use committee, to get the provincial government to give local governments more flexibility on the use of the fees. Under Section 941 of the Local Government Act, cities can only use the 5% cash-in-lieu to acquire land for new parks. Reid said the provision is a stranglehold and cities, including Coquitlam, have budgetary shortfalls for maintenance and upgrades at existing parks. Coun. Neal Nicholson voted against Reid’s proposal, saying, the 5% for
parkland acquisition “is a standard that’s a pretty modest dedication.” Copies of council’s resolution will be sent to the Union of BC Municipalities and the Lower Mainland L o c a l G o ve r n m e n t Association for discussion at their conventions later this year. Other city news: A Coquitlam city councillor wants to put an end to notices of motion. But on Monday, Coun. Lou Sekora had to submit a notice of motion for council to vote on his idea later this month. Sekora said council shouldn’t have to wait two weeks to make a decision about an issue brought to the table by a council member. He said city council should debate and vote on such topics immediately — although budgetary matters could be deferred for a staff report. S e ko r a ’s m o t i o n , which will be discussed at the March 21 meeting,
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orth Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton has a tough job on his hands as he seeks a funding consensus for TransLink projects and the Evergreen Line. The new chair of TransLink’s mayors’ council is in the unenviable position of trying to bring competing visions for transportation — and how to pay for it — together and get Victoria to approve it so work can start on the $1.4-billion project. Right now, nothing much is happening on Evergreen, which is supposed to open its doors in just three years. There has been some dickering with property owners along the line and the environmental assessment certificate was recently approved but that’s about it. The project has been moving at a snail’s pace, so it’s easier to imagine George Jetson and his family living in Skypad Apartments in Orbit City and getting around in flying cars than to visualize the Evergreen Line rising in Port Moody and Coquitlam. The March 31 deadline set by Shirley Bond in December is not far away and Walton has to get the mayors to agree on some combination of vehicle levies (which some businesses prefer), bridge tolls (which drivers dislike but would bring in lots of cash) and carbon taxes (which the government won’t give up without a fight). The mayors could raise property taxes and fares but those options aren’t very palatable while taxing future property values is a good idea but expensive for developers already required to pay fees for new roads and amenities. Obviously, Walton has a lot of work to do to get the mayors and the province to agree on future funding and although he told Black Press in January he is confident a deal can be reached, others have failed before him. Still, he has one ace in the hole — premier designate Christy Clark. She used to be a Port Moody MLA and knows how much rapid transit is needed in the Lower Mainland’s northeast sector. With her fresh perspective, perhaps the Evergreen Line could get back on track before George Jetson shows up with his space car with Elroy by his side.
Time to enrich the poverty debate – with facts BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA couple of readers responded indignantly to this column’s recent reference to the NDP “trumpeting distorted statistics” about child poverty. I was referring to the annual ritual that goes on here at the legislature when an activist coalition named First Call issues its report that damns B.C. for the worst child poverty in Canada. The NDP pounds away for days, crying “shame” and demanding that the BC Liberal government produce a plan to eliminate child poverty, with annual goals. The “distorted statistics” I referred to are in a regular survey by Statistics Canada called the Low Income Cutoff, or LICO. This survey uses an arbitrary line, currently around $44,000 a year for a family of four, beneath which people are deemed to have “low income.” StatsCan points out in every LICO
report that it is a relative measure and not a poverty line but the activists ignore that. West Vancouver-Capilano BC Liberal MLA Ralph Sultan, a former bank economist, has taken this issue on. In November, he published a math-heavy discussion paper called “Child Poverty in West Vancouver: Fact or Fiction?” When I spoke to Sultan last week, he said the weakness of LICO is easy to demonstrate. For one thing, StatsCan uses the same income level across Canada, without regard to the huge variations in cost of housing or other factors. The LICO ignores provincial services such as dental care for social assistance clients because it’s not income. Sultan estimates that about 10% of the B.C. budget is now spent on low-income supports, including rent subsidies. Not surprisingly, Sultan found that “low income” correlates mainly with single mothers, immigrants and aboriginal people on reserves. More surprising is that communities with
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higher levels of Employment Insurance and welfare recipients are not the communities with the most low-income people. Sultan says this suggests these programs are effective. Another surprise is that aboriginal people do just as well as other people once they are off reserve, despite the relatively low educational achievement we hear so much about. Sultan, who taught business at Harvard University for nine years, cites a recent book by Harvard historian Niall Ferguson called Civilization: The West and the Rest. Ferguson identifies six ingredients in what he calls “the secret sauce of Western civilization” and its economic success. They are: competition, modern science, the rule of law and private property rights, modern medicine, the consumer society and the work ethic. Sultan says that list explains the difference between conditions on and off B.C. reserves. Sultan agrees the political pressure to raise the minimum wage is irreversible. But like most economists, he says that will reduce the number of low-end jobs. And he is sarcastic about the NDP’s demands for
government-imposed solutions: “All we need to do is pass a law and everybody will get richer overnight!” Helping single mothers get back to the workforce is his “personal cause at the moment,” and he says the new full-day kindergarten is a big step in the right direction. Subsidized daycare is another option B.C. has available. “I know in Quebec they have a very generous scheme, which apparently the rest of Canada pays for,” Sultan said. Readers who demand evidence that disputes the First Call finding might start with Sultan’s discussion paper. It’s posted on his website at www.ralphsultanmla.ca under “special studies.” It ends with a quote from another noted social activist, a fellow named Jesus Christ: “The poor shall always be with us.” No one has proven him wrong in the past 2,000 years or so. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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KidSport seeks donations for upcoming equipment sale By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Families with unused hockey pads, running shoes and lacrosse helmets taking up space in their garage are being asked to donate their old sports equipment for a good cause. KidSport Tri-Cities is holding its spring used sporting goods sale this weekend and is hoping a last-minute donation drive will help bolster the inventory of usable gear for young athletes. Chris Wilson, the chair of the organization, said volunteers are hoping to break the $10,000 in sales record set last year. â€œThe sales are becoming really, really popular,â€? he said. â€œWe open at 10 a.m. and there is usually a lot of people lined up already.â€? Money from the sales goes to helping pay for registration and equipment for children who want to participate in sports but whose families may not have the financial means. This weekend is the fourth sale, which makes up a large percentage of KidSportsâ€™ local fundraising efforts. Families looking to get rid of some old sports equipment can bring their gear to:
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who knew what they were doing.â€? Dyer added that it was not surprising the hydro and phone bills addressed to the home did not list Ferris as an occupant given the illegal activity taking place on the premises. â€œI would have been surprised if such evidence was located at the grow operation,â€? he said. But the judge said the Crown did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the weapons found in the home belonged to Ferris. Unlike the marijuana, the guns were not in plain view, the judge wrote, and there was no evidence presented by the prosecution that would indicate that Ferris was the only person with access to the home. Therefore, he said, the charges of possession of the shotgun and hand gun without a licence, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm and careless storage of the handgun and shotgun were all dismissed. The court case caps a long cross-country legal journey for Ferris.
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A New Brunswick man arrested at a marijuana grow operation in Coquitlam avoided conviction on several gun charges but was found guilty of trafficking and production of a controlled substance in Port Coquitlam provincial court last month. Daniel Carl Ferris was arrested in April 2009 at a home on Claremont Street that police said contained close to 1,700 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $473,200. Coquitlam RCMP also found a loaded Mossberg shotgun hidden between the mattress and the headboard of a bed and a Smith and Wesson handgun buried nearby under some clothing. Judge Bryce Dyer rejected the defenceâ€™s argument that Ferris was simply visiting the home when police conducted their raid. He wrote in his reasons for judgement that it was inconceivable the owners of the grow op, who spent time and resources installing a sophisticated
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After he was arrested in 2009, Coquitlam RCMP learned he was wanted in New Brunswick for aggravated assault resulting from a stabbing outside a Moncton night club. The 2007 incident left one man paralyzed after a knife blade severed his spine. Ferris was sent back to his home province to stand trial but was found not guilty. He was re-arrested immediately after his acquittal and sent back to British Columbia to face the drug and weapons charges in the
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e all remember the fairy tales of our childhood but what we may forget is that fairy tales were originally spoken, not written, and often they were cautionary tales told to adults as well as children. Before the age of television and movies, storytellers were welcome entertainers for all ages. We may also forget that the stories existed long before Walt Disney. His films, often seen as the “authorized” versions, are only part of a vast collection of folk and fairy tales around the world. More recently, some of the most wellknown stories have been expanded by creative writers into wonderfully entertaining novels. Some follow the storyline we know and some branch off into wild and wonderfully creative fantasies. The best known example of this phenomenon is Wicked by Gregory Maguire, which has also been made into a successful movie. This book gives us the biography of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, demanding our sympathy because of her terrible childhood. Maguire has done a number of other novels in this vein. Mirror, Mirror is, of course, the story of Snow White, set in 1502 in Tuscany, with the wicked queen being no other than Lucrezia Borgia. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, set in 17th century Holland, is a chilling but fascinating reworking of the Cinderella story. Another dark, unusual retelling of
Snow White comes from fantasy writer Tanith Lee, who, in her book White as Snow, weaves the story we know with the classic myth of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, creating a powerful story of how mothers and daughters are bound together for good or ill. Robin McKinley writes for the young adult audience but appeals to older readers as well with her wonderful fantasies. Her early book, Beauty, and a later version, Rose Daughter, are both novelized versions of Beauty and the Beast. Her story follows the traditional version but in much more depth so that the reader becomes involved in the lives of these two strong characters who find themselves outcast from normal society. The Door in the Hedge takes us through the door into Faerieland and a retelling of two favourite stories, The Princess and the Frog and The Twelve Dancing Princesses, as well as two original fairy stories. Another young adult writer, Donna Jo Napoli, is a master at retelling the old tales. Spinner is the story of Rumpelstiltskin told in a way that both horrifies and enchants the reader. Zel is the tale of Rapunzel locked in her tower, exploring the psychological depths of all the characters and their powerful emotions. In a more modern setting, we find The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. A frustrated Seattle social
worker trying desperately to help her clients makes a wish for a fairy godmother for “the whole damned city.” Her wish is granted in the form of a silver-haired eccentric godmother who sorts out a cast of characters that reads like a modern day Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and others are recognizable in the stories of Rose’s problematic caseload of abusive relationships and addictions. The godmother theme continues in The Fairy Godmother by popular fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey. In this enchanting tale, the Cinderella character breaks with tradition to become the Fairy Godmother herself — and finds it no easy task. Finally, in a thrilling new children’s novel The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, the true Alyss, heir to the throne of Wonderland, is cast into the world of Victorian London. When she trusts Lewis Carroll to tell her story, he gets it all wrong. In the meantime the Royal Bodyguard, Hatter, searches the world to find Alyss and bring her back to her rightful throne. Bring your childhood stories into adulthood and read some of these books from your local library. A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Barb Buxton is head of adult services with Port Moody Public Library.
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To help people who are new to reading eBooks on their computers or eReaders, Coquitlam Public Library is offering sessions that will cover how to download and authorize the software needed, search for and borrow a digital book from the library, transfer the book to an eReader and return a book. CPL subscribes to a large collection of eBooks and audiobooks. All that is required to borrow digital books is a library card and some software. Borrowing eBooks or audiobooks from the library is free of charge. The eBooks can be read on a computer or eReader. Sony and Kobo eReaders are compatible for borrowing the library’s digital books but Amazon’s Kindle is not. Patrons are welcome to bring their own eReaders and laptops if they want to click along with the instructor. Upcoming sessions will be held March 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the program room of the City Centre branch (3001 Burlington Dr.) or March 31 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St.). Registration is required for these tutorials as space is limited. Phone Jay at 604937-4148 (Ext. 2) or email email@example.com. bc.ca to sign up. Registrants are asked to include their phone number in their email.
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Honour top volunteers Nominations must be in by Friday for PoCo volunteer awards Nominations are being accepted until this Friday (March 11) for Port Coquitlam’s 2011 Volunteer Recognition Awards. This year’s theme — “Volunteers juggle it all” — rec-
ognizes that volunteers make sacrifices in other areas of their life in order to support their community. “These awards recognize that volunteers are juggling their families, jobs and other commitments for the benefit of others,” Mayor Greg Moore said in a city press release. “We’re all busy but volunteers make time for our
community.” Nominations are being accepted in six cate gories: Arts, Heritage and Cultural Awareness; Caring and Safety; E nv i ro n m e n t a l P ro t e c t i o n and Enhancement; Sports and Recreation; Youth Programs; and U21 (youth under age 21). see AWARDS AWARDS,, page 22
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Awards recognize PoCo volunteers’ contributions continued from page 19
Nominees can be any age and do not have to live in Port Coquitlam. They cannot have previously received an award from the city and must meet at least one of these criteria: • their unpaid volunteer contributions provide extraordinary help or care to families or groups in Port Coquitlam; • they continually commit their time, talent and energy, without pay, to improve the quality of life in Port Coquitlam; • or they have been voluntarily involved in a program or project that has had a lasting benefit for Port Coquitlam and its residents. Terasen Gas has sponsored
the awards and the tribute evening, to be held April 12 during National Volunteer Week. At that event, all 2011 nominees will receive a commemorative pin and certificate, along with an invitation to the volunteer recognition awards and tribute at Riverside secondary school. Award recipients will receive a personalized etched-glass trophy and will have their names added to the volunteer “honour roll” at city hall. The city offers the following tips for nominators: For a successful nomination, take the time to co-ordinate supporting materials in addition to filling out the nomination form. The nomination form includes ideas about what to include. The
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awards are intended for individuals; nominations for couples will not be considered. Visit the Volunteer Recognition Awards page at www.portcoquitlam.ca/volunteer” for more information and a sample nomination. The nomination deadline is March 11 at 4 p.m. Nomination forms are available online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/volunteer as well as at city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.), PoCo rec complex (2150 Wilson Ave.), Hyde Creek rec centre (1379 Laurier Ave.) and Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd.). For more information, visit the website, call 604-927-5410 or email email@example.com.
PUBLIC NOTICE WATERMAIN FLUSHING The City will be ﬂushing watermains in the areas shown on the map below beginning the week of February 21, 2011. Flushing may cause pressure ﬂuctuations and some discoloration and sediment in the water reaching your home or business. Both of these conditions should be of short duration. If your water appears discoloured, run a cold water tap until the water clears. Please direct inquiries to the Engineering Operations Division at 604-927-5488.
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Mar 9—Metro Vancouver Regional g Growth Strategy gy Your views are important to us. Mayor and Council invite Coquitlam residents to share their ideas and views on the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy at a Public Input Session to be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Council Chambers, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C. Info: Contact the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 604-927-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 20—First Tree Walk for 2011 at Riverview Guided walk among the mature trees at Riverview Hospital. See the early growth starting up. Learn about which trees you could plant in your garden. Walk lasts about 2 hours. Wear comfortable shoes or boots. Rain or shine. Site is hilly, limited access for wheelchairs. Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Henry Esson Young Building, Riverview Hospital, 2601 Lougheed Hwy. Admission: Free Info: 604-290-9910, www.rhcs.org
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King Edward Overpass Project King Edward Street in Coquitlam is closed for construction between Lougheed Hwy and Woolridge St. For a detailed map of closures and detour routes, visit www.coquitlam.ca/kingedward.
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On Int’l Women’s Day, let’s look to change society AS I SEE IT Irena Pochop
n March 8, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD). On this day and for the duration of the week, the Tri-City Transitions Society invites you to celebrate the achievements worldwide in the area of women’s rights and to reflect upon the important work that must still be done. The global theme for this year’s IWD, set by the United Nations, is “equal access to education, training and science and technology: pathway to decent work for women.” It is a theme that highlights the crucial connection between the economic health of the nation and the social, political and economic health of its women.
In Canada, the strides in women’s education and women’s rights over the past century have been substantial. Status of Women Canada boasts that women make up the majority of full-time students in most university faculties, that the current government has the highest percentage of women in cabinet in Canadian history and that women’s employment has risen to 74.3% in the last decade alone. The contributions of Canadian women over the course of the past century in both the arts and the sciences are impressive. From Elsie Gregory McGill’s accomplishments in the field of aeronautical engineering to Margaret Newton’s renowned work on grain rust and Ursula Franklin’s humanitarian interventions in the world of science, the last 100 years have shown how enriched Canadian society can be by the meaningful work of our women.
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It is gaps such as these that social services infrastructure is called upon to fill. As the 2010 CEDAW Report Card has shown, however, B.C. is still floundering in its attempts to support women’s rights and the services that protect those rights. The province received two failing grades for its cuts to social assistance and legal aid, a D+ for its inadequate support of low-income and social housing, and a C+ for its management of the intractable problem of violence against women and girls. Let this year’s International Women’s Day be an occasion on which we recognize our capacity for change, acknowledge our responsibility to offer support where it is needed and renew our commitment to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives. Irena Pochop is with Tri-City Transitions Society (formerly Tri-City Women’s Resource Society).
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But research has shown that Canadian women have had to overcome overwhelming personal and professional obstacles to make their contributions, and that to this day, they not only hold few positions of power in the sciences but are also still under-represented in fields such as mathematics or engineering. Even more troubling is that while statistics Canada has identified a direct correlation between a woman’s education level and her chance of employment, it has simultaneously discovered that — education or no education — Canadian women were still less likely than Canadian men to find work. When they do find work, Canadian women also typically make only 66% of what men make in similar positions. This is no staggering improvement over women’s percentage of men’s earnings in 1917, which hovered between 50 and 80%.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY, MARCH 10 â€˘ La Leche League Canada-Coquitlam meets at Share Family and Community Services Society, main floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody; doors open at 9:45 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topic: â€œNutrition and weaning.â€? All women interested in breastfeeding (and their children) are welcome to attend monthly LLL meetings. Info: www.lllc.ca. â€˘ Tri-City Christian Womenâ€™s Club luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Joan Sears on â€œA Journey of Memories;â€? feature: a cookie walk â€“ buy a little bag for $2 or a bigger bag for $4. Reservations: Marie, 604420-2667. â€˘ Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce March luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hoganâ€™s restaurant, 50 Queens St., Port Moody. Featured: Michael Graydon, president and CEO of BCLC, discussing â€œThe Beneficiaries of Gaming in the Tri-Cities.â€? Cost: members, $30; nonmembers, $45 (plus HST). Info: www.tricitieschamber.com or 604-464-2716.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12 â€˘ â€œIs it Crazy to be a Person of Faith in Canada today?â€? is the topic of a conference at Coquitlam Alliance Church. Speaker: Regent Collegeâ€™s John Stackhouse. Info: www. cachurch.ca, 604-464-6744 or email@example.com.
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â€˘ Friends of Coquitlam Public Library meet, 10:15 a.m., in the boardroom at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St. Info: 604-937-4130.
MONDAY, MARCH 14 â€˘ Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets, 1 p.m., Astoria Retirement Home, Kelly Avenue in PoCo. Speaker: Ken Adams, chiropractor, will address the group regarding chiropractic care as a possible effective therapeutic option in the management of arthritis. All adults with arthritis and/or their caregivers welcome.
MONDAY, MARCH 21 â€˘ Tri-City, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Newcomers Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. All women, not just those new to the area, wanting to have some fun and promote new friendships, are welcome to participate. Info: Wendy, 604-468-2423 or tricities_newcomers@ yahoo.ca.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15 â€˘ Dogwood Garden Club meets, 7 p.m., in the Centennial Room at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Speaker: Ayuko Inoue on garden design.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18 â€˘ Tri-City Singles Social Club meets, 7:30 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clark St., PoMo. TCSSC is a fun group of 40+ people who enjoy activities such as walking, theatre, dining, biking, weekend trips and more; membership is $20 a year and meetings are held on 3rd Friday of each month. Info: tricityclub@ gmail.com, Marcy at 604-346-9776, Phyllis at 604-472-0016 or Vivian at 604-466-4070.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR continued from page 26 • SUCCESS’ Host Program in the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and New Westminster is recruiting volunteer hosts to help new immigrants adapt to Canadian society and integrate into the community. Social contact with your new immigrant partner for 2-3 hours per week for up to 6 months. Info: Yumiko, 604-430-1899 or 604-4304199, or yumiko.king@ success.bc.ca. • Big Brothers Program matches men over the age of 19 with boys 7-12 who have limited-to-no contact with their fathers. Big Brothers spend 2-4 hours a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 236 or www.bigbrothersvancouver.com. • Big Brothers’ InSchool Mentoring Program matches men and women over the age of 19 with boys and girls from local elementary schools for one hour a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 436 or www.bigbrothersvancouver.com. • Seniors Services Society needs volunteer drivers (must provide own vehicle) for seniors transportation program. On call up to 4 hours a week to transport and assist senior clients to medical appoint-
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a.m.-1 p.m. Info: Diane, 604-709-6625 or stop by the depot to speak with a volunteer. • Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery is looking for volunteers to help with ongoing classes; time commitment is about two hours per class and classes run mainly in the fall and spring for preschoolers to adults. Info: 604-461-FISH (3474). • If you are interested in volunteering with the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, call 604-4693128. • New View Society is recruiting new board members living in the Tri-Cities – someone with an accounting or legal
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Spring Break Fun at Coquitlam Public Library! Are you looking for something to do during Spring Break? Children aged 6 and up are invited to take part in two programs at the Coquitlam Public Library. Parents are welcome. On Wednesday, March 23rd, join local artist Masha Levene to create your own jazzy book/art memento. Bring special photos of yourself, friends or family to put in your book and we provide the rest. This program is free of charge but space is limited. The Poirier branch (575 Poirier St.) program will take place Wednesday morning, March 23rd
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Two Coquitlam artists aim to re-establish their careers with major exhibits this month at Place des Arts By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
oy Kirkwood and Rose Eysmond come from different worlds. Kirkwood, a Nova Scotian, is a grandmother, a teacher and an art doll creator while Eysmond, a Russian emigrant, is a mother of a toddler and a preschooler and squeezes in her painting at night, when the children are asleep. But while both have been on separate life paths, the pair share at least one thing in common: They want to make a name for themselves again through their visual artwork. Kirkwood moved in Coquitlam two years ago after 29 years in Calgary, where she was known for her craft and for being an artist-in-residence at elementary schools. Here, she’s had to go back to square one and rebuild her reputation. And, so far, she’s been successful, having had her pieces exhibited seven times since last year, including in a touring display with the North Shore Credit Union, in the Celebration of Light at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village, at the Port Moody Public Library and at in the Positively Petite miniature show at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts, where she has taught acrylic painting to adults and will open a solo exhibit with Eysmond tomorrow (Thursday). This spring, her Place des Arts instruction will expand with Imagination Station classes for preschoolers as well as an East Meets West watercolour painting course. For Kirkwood, educating and art go hand in hand. “I remember being in Grade 2 and figuring out whether I wanted to be in art or teach,” she said. “Luckily, I got to do both.” Her Place des Arts exhibit in the Atrium Gallery, titled Stories to Tell, involves 27 works, 14 of which are small sculptures, woven with recycled and found materials that have stones for faces, and 13 are complementary paintings “to enhance their story, taking the abstract to a 3D to a flat surface.” She sees her bendable art dolls as muses. They are troubadors from around the world with legends or folklore tales attached. Still, they are faceless. “I didn’t want to project a certain emotion or place in time for them,” she said. “People will see what they want to see in them.” Eysmond is just as eager as Kirkwood to get established locally, having moved from St. Petersburg to Coquitlam five years ago. Her Place des Arts exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery, titled Windows, features 14 oil and acrylic paintings of windows, window treatments, reflections and views from windows — most of them created in the past five months (she also has set a tight timeline for her next display, titled Still Life or Not, at the Port Moody Arts Centre in July). Her keenness to have her work in the spotlight again is understandable, given her background. Eysmond hails from an artist family — her father is a philosopher, her mother a writer — and, from an early age, they saw their daughter’s talent and
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Joy Kirkwood (right) holds Vasilisa and her Doll while Rose Eysmond carries Reflections. The Coquitlam artists will show their artwork in solo exhibits at Place des Arts. The display opens tomorrow (Thursday) and runs until April 9 at the Maillardville facility (1120 Brunette Ave.).
Above, Star Maiden and Star Maiden the painting show how Joy Kirkwood uses the same subject matter reflected in different media. At left, Late Autumn is the view through a stained-glass window by Rose Eysmond.
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enrolled her in art school. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and graduated seven years ago with a masterâ€™s degree in fine arts. As well, the award-winning artist has plied her trade in France and New Mexico and, in 2005, was given the juryâ€™s choice award and the southwestern prize from the Roswell Fine Arts Leagueand New Mexico Art Society. Since being in Canada, she has taken part in several small group and solo shows and auctions, the latest for the Celebration of Light at Leigh Square. But it will be her solo exhibit at Place des Arts where she plans to solidify her position as a prominent Metro Vancouver artist and perhaps, one day, start teaching art to young people. â€œI think Iâ€™m getting to the point in my life where I want to do this full-time again and this is very exciting for me.â€? â€˘ The opening reception for Joy Kirkwood and Rose Eysmondâ€™s exhibits is March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Place des Arts.
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Kerry Davidsonâ€™s two previous theatrical roles with the Arts Club Theatre Company were fixed in 19th century England and 20th century France. Currently, sheâ€™s the main actor in anytime B.C. as the owner of a run-down bar on the northern waterfront, which is one setting she â€“â€“ like many left-coasters â€“â€“ can completely envision well before engaging it on stage. â€œI went to high school in Steveston, so... I wonâ€™t say I ever went there, but there was a place or two around then just like it,â€? laughed the affable Davidson, who plays the gritty Gertie in the theatre production, The Sea Horse, running this week until Saturday at Coquitlamâ€™s Evergreen Cultural Centre. Davidson told The Tri-City Newss she gets a real kick out of her latest acting gig, in which she portrays a hard-scrabbled, stubborn and bitter bar owner whose life is altered by Harry (Daryl King), a seaman of limited means but unlimited dreams who engages in a stormy romance with Gertie, combining in concert the two natural forces of attraction and disdain for each other. â€œSheâ€™s fun to play,â€? Davidson said of Gertie in what the theatre groupâ€™s promotional staff have dubbed d A Salty Love Story. â€œSheâ€™s tough, ballsy and brassy... a tough nut to crack [whoâ€™s] been around the block and back. We all know someone like that. I even recognize a few of those qualities in myself.â€? Replete with both humour and drama, Davidson said d The Sea Horse director, Sarah Rogers, and the cast do everything to make the play as realistic as impossible, right down to the at-times gruff language thatâ€™s true to its surroundings. â€œItâ€™s the way people talk in a bar,â€? Davidson said. â€œBut it really is a love story.â€? Said Rogers in a press release: â€œThis beautiful and moving tale is my favourite kind of love story â€“â€“ set in a waterfront bar,â€? which carries the identical name of the play itself. â€œI am so excited to work with... the fiery and funny Kerry Davidson, who possesses that rare combination of great depth and great comedy, and Daryl King, a hot, upcoming actor.â€? The Sea Horse was first presented at the Arts Clubâ€™s Seymour Street location in Vancouver in 1975. â€œIt has long been one of my favourite plays,â€? said Bill Millerd, Arts Clubâ€™s artistic managing director. in a release. â€œI know this production will be a fabulous evening of theatre with two superb performers appearing in such a touching love story.â€? To purchase tickets, call 604-927-6555.
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Spicy dance for coffee concert The penultimate show for the 12th annual Sunday coffee concerts in Port Coquitlam is a Spanish dance interpretation of a Shakespearean tragedy. Karen The Flamenco Dance Company will feature the love story o f Ro m e o a n d Juliett at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate) at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10/$5 (no admission price for children 12 and under). The final performance for the citysponsored concerts, which are sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, is on March 27 with the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir.
T he inter mediate g rades at Port Coquitlam’s Assumption school will present The Return of the Glass Slipper, a fairy tale story about Cinderella. The musical runs on March 16 and 17 at 1:15 and 7:30 p.m. and is suitable for audiences of all ages. Tickets at $5/$3 are available by calling 604-9425522.
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Pianist has students in mind when performing By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
When May Ling Kwok designs a recital program for Place des Arts, where the Victoria pianist has played half a dozen times, she has two aims: to please the audience and to educate young musicians at the Coquitlam facility. Kwok makes a weekend of her trip across the pond, holding a master class as well as a solo concert geared for the students she taught earlier that day. “The whole point is to introduce them to different works,” she said of her program. “Before I play, I talk about each piece so they can have an educational and musical experience.” The Hong Kong-born pianist is used to teaching about music: Kwok (B. Mus., UVic; M.M, Indiana) is on the faculty at the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. And she is just as well known as an adjudicator and a performer, having played with the Montreal Symphony, National
Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, M o s c o w Philharmonic, V l a d ivo s t o k Symphony Orchestra, Slovakia Radio Orchestra and Czech National KWOK Symphony, to name a few. For her Coquitlam show on Saturday, she’ll combine Classical with Romantic, starting with Mozart’s Sonata in D-major followed by Haydn’s Sonata in E-flat major, the last of his piano sonatas that is widely considered his greatest. Kwok will end the first segment of the show with Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Opus 31 — a piece that Schumann compared to a Byronic poem. To ease into the second half, Kwok will play the slow Baccarat by Chopin before launching into one of Liszt’s most technically challenging works, The Dante Sonata, an 18-minute piece in-
spired by Danta Alighieri’s most famous epic poem, The Divine Comedy. “It’s a very dramatic piece,” she said. “The music talks about heaven and hell, purgatory, the devil. It’s certainly the longest piece [of the program] and it has an exciting finish.” Liszt, she said, tends to “convey his musical aspirations through a symphonic means on the piano.” Besides teaching and performing, Kwok has a full schedule planned this year with a summer tour in Europe, solo recordings in the fall and, next year, a Beethoven series with The McPherson Trio, a chamber group she founded. The trio will tour B.C. and Alberta, starting off, of course, in her hometown of Victoria. • Tickets at $13.50/$11 for the May Ling Kwok piano recital are available by calling Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.) at 604664-1636. The March 12 show starts at 7:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
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After a weekend of upsets in AAA boys’ basketball action, the Fraser Valley Championships wrapped up with three Tri-City high schools qualifying for the provincial championships. Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens came close to taking it all Saturday after besting Port Moody’s Heritage Woods Kodiaks Friday night in a slim, single-basket 71-69 decision. “We were lucky. Heritage Woods controlled the game,” Ravens head coach Rich Chambers said. “We got seven points in the last 28 seconds.” Fox’s Brett Macdonald sunk the final bucket Friday, putting the Ravens over the top and on to the final. But there the PoCo boys were outmatched by Abbotsford’s W.J. Mouat Hawks, a team they had beaten earlier in the season. “We weren’t playing our best and we just struggled to match their size and physicality,” Chambers said. In the end, the Hawks carried the Fraser Valley final with a 79-57 win over the second-place Ravens.
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Terry Fox Ravens take on W.J. Mouat Hawks in the final of the Fraser Valley AAA boys’ basketball tourney on the weekend. Ravens lost 79-57 but secured a spot in the provincials. Heritage Woods dusted itself off after Friday’s nail-biting loss to the Ravens and eked out their own one-basket win against Walnut Grove of Langley, winning third place in the tournament and a spot in next week’s B.C.-wide championships in Langley. Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Talons lost their battle with Pitt Meadows for fifth
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They may not be household names but seven TriCity residents are being hailed as heroes for their outstanding contributions to sports in the city. Sport BC is set to honour Bryan Gee (volleyball), Jim Lacroix (Special Olympics), Teena and Steve Frost (basketball), Garry Hornsberger (archery), Sue Williems, (Skate Canada) and Donald Hutchinson (Action Schools! BC) with the Community Sport Hero Award presented by Encana. All seven winners were nominated by their peers for having given countless hours of their time as coaches, officials, mentors and administrators of sport in Coquitlam. “The Community Sports Hero Awards are a celebration of volunteers who have contributed eight or more years to sport,” said Tim Gayda, president and CEO of Sport BC in a press release Tuesday. The awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. next Tuesday at Coquitlam’s Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre on North Road. Sport BC is the federation for amateur sports in B.C., with 64 member provincial sport organizations and 650,000 participants. email@example.com
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Styba rink takes gold in curling provincials
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Hundreds of soccer players, coaches and parents packed Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park on the weekend for Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club’s annual Domenic Mobilio Friendship Tournament. Above, Royal City Black Sox take on Port Moody Red Devils in boys’ U12 action.
Coquitlam’s Michael Styba rink will be advancing to compete in the U-18 Optimist International Curling Championships in Toronto March 31 to April 3 after winning gold in the provincial finals on the weekend. Styba and his team of Justin Medwid, Dylan Heimburger and Zachary Umbach dominated the competition in their pool during the 2011 Tim Hortons BC Juvenile Curling Championships, hosted by the Cowichan Rocks Curling Centre in Lake Cowichan, defeating Kelvin Harper 8-1, Maxim Langlais 11-0 and Alexander Horvath 10-1. Their semi-final game against Kelowna’s Brandon Emslie proved to be a tighter match, with the locals needing an extra-end steal for a 5-4 win. Styba trailed 3-0 after three ends in the gold-medal game against Victoria’s Daniel Wenzek but scored 3 in the 4th end and stole 2 in the 5th to take a 5-3 lead. The teams exchanged deuces in the 6th and 7th ends, but Styba ran Wenzek out of rocks in the 8th and final end. “It was good,” skip Styba said of the
Delmonico added to Adanacs’ staff New assistant played for A’s The Coquitlam Adanacs have added another heavy-hitter to their senior coaching staff, this time announcing the appointment of former Adanacs world champion and Canadian lacrosse hall of famer Randy Delmonico to the Adanac brass. Delmonico played all his Senior A career in Coquitlam and, in 1980, represented the city on the Canada West team which went on to win
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tournament. “A tough couple games — close competition.” This is the first year the Styba rink has been together as a whole. Lead Umbach was new to the team, with Styba, Medwid and Heimburger having played together last year. The game was particularly special for lead Umbach, who celebrated his birthday on the day of the gold medal match with cheers and a song by teammates in the curling lounge. Also of note during the Tim Hortons tournament was the fourthplace finish by Coquitlam’s Gabrielle Plonka rink. Plonka, Dezaray Hawes, Caitlin Campbell and Briana Egan entered the semi-finals undefeated in their pool and the semi-final game against Team Rice (Nanaimo) was a close defensive game. In the end, it came down to skips rocks in the 8th end. It was a strategically tough game, but was lost, placing Plonka and her team in the bronze medal game. — with files from the Cowichan Gazette (Black Press)
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LEARN SMALL Engine Repair. Hands-on training on ATV’s, Snowmobiles, personal watercraft. Excellent Instructors and training aids. On-campus residences. Write apprenticeship exams. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. LEGAL, DENTAL, Oil and Gas Ofﬁce Administration Certiﬁcates. Go to your job interview with a specialization that will suit the employer. GPRC, Grande Prairie, Alberta. On campus residences, home town feeling, great instructors. 1-888539-4772; www.gprc.ab.ca. MISSED THE LAST Economic Boom? Be ready for the next one. Pre-employment Welder and Millwright programs at GPRC. 16 weeks and you’ll write the 1st year apprenticeship exam. On campus residences. Fall studies. 1-888-9997882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. NOT SURE what kind of trade is right for you? Trades investigation program. GPRC Fairview Campus. 7 weeks workplace skills, safety training. 12 week work practicum in trade of your choice. 1-888-9997882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
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HELP WANTED FOOD & OTHER PRODUCT IN-STORE SAMPLERS
Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try a part-time job 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Great for Seniors, Retirees & Mature Adults! Do you enjoy talking to people & know how to do basic cooking? This job is for you and is perfect for men & women. Must be available on both Fri & Sat from 11-5 or 12-6 (& some Sun). Requirements: As a Freelance Contractor, you must be a gogetter able to work on your own, be able to carry medium weight equipment into stores & own a car. Must be well groomed, be bondable & fully ﬂuent in English. Pay starts at $10/hr. All day training provided in N. Burnaby. Call JMP Marketing at 604-294-3424, local 30. JMP Marketing Services, BC’s most reliable demo company since 1979.
• Market Manager • Market Assistant • Pocket Market Assistants Coquitlam Farmers Market is Hiring! If you enjoy working with great people, organizing a vibrant community event, and have a passion for local food we have a position for you! We are currently hiring for the Market Manager, Market Assistant, and Pocket Market Assistants for the summer season. Please visit our website www.makebakegrow.com for detailed job descriptions, Resume deadline Friday March 11, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Ofﬁce & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459
Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulﬁlling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualiﬁed applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modiﬁcations to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
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NOW HIRING In the Lower Mainland SOMETIMES ALL YOU NEED IS A CHANGE OF SCENERY! Is casual dining or fast food leaving you less than challenged? At Denny’s, we offer you more than just greeting customers and waiting tables. As a Manager, we’ll give you the chance to share your expertise in a team focused, full service operation. In return for your efforts, we provide outstanding growth opportunity, competitive salaries, Performance-based bonus, advancement opportunities and an excellent beneﬁt package.
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CUMMINS ISX ENGINE MECHANIC wanted for Langley Fleet Shop. P/T, F/T or weekend work. Fax resume to: 604-513-8004 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC F/T position available for heavy duty mechanic to maintain ﬂeet of street sweepers. Hydraulic and welding experience preferred. Must have valid drivers license and own tools. Please email resume to: email@example.com or fax to 604-294-5988.
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Machinist Busy Maple Ridge machining & fabricating facility requires a fulltime journeyman machinist with CNC & manual machine experience. $28.50 per hour plus beneﬁts & seasonal overtime. E-mail resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org SHOP FOREMAN/Lead hand required for heavy-duty truck and trailer repair shop. Journeyman and CVIP experience preferred. Send resume to 780-452-3499 or email@example.com
SHOWER DOOR INSTALLERS BC’s Leading Glass & Shower Door Company Rahul Glass Ltd. is looking for experienced FullTime Shower Door, Mirror and Shelves installers, Wood Closet Organizer Installers and Glass Cutters. Positions available in the Lower Mainland area. Very exciting packages will be offered according to previous experience. Contact 604-710-1581. Candidates can also fax their resume at 604-592-2690.
WAREHOUSE WORKER needed for Pt.Coquitlam importer/distributor P/T dayshift, Tues-Thurs, $10/hour. Fax resume to: 604-944-2569 or Email: bc@elcoﬁnefoods.com
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175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS
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INCOME TAX returns: Delinquent or current. Small business or single. Starting at: $35 per return. 20 yrs experience. 604-420-1108 INCOME TAX. TAJ DAMJI 604-781-0315. Pickup delivery in Tri City Free. Singles $45 Couples $65. No limit on number of slips.
1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. Block retaining wall. Reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212, 604-306-1714
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New ﬂoor inst. & ﬁnishing. Reﬁn. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.
604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS • Additions • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Decks 30 Years Experience Licensed - Insured
www.metrovanhome.ca A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, rerooﬁng. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ❞ A ALL RESIDENTIAL ❞ * Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168
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The Basement Finishing Specialists * Bathroom Renovations * Drywall * Electrical * Carpentry * Ceremic Tiles * Plumbing * Sundecks * Laminate Flooring * Refs Avail. DIAMOND CUT CERAMIC TILE ceramic tiles, marble, slate, natural stone & laminate ﬂoors. 778.241.9070 firstname.lastname@example.org
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CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate ﬂooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539
ATC LANDSCAPE Landscape Maintenance Services • Spring Yard Clean-Ups • Lawn Maintenance • Gardening • Hedge & Tree Trimming
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We charge the cheapest price ever. Only $20/Hr We always do an excellent job.
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KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS • Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating
Yard Maintenance Hedge Trimming~Tree Pruning Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding Retaining Wall
Over 20 year experience
Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John
CONCRETE & PLACING
604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785
COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS
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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
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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184 .Jim’s Mowing Spring Services - jimsmowing.ca
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
FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 Taping & Finishing, small boarding jobs, textured ceilings, respray. 30 years exp. Call Del 604-505-3826
BLUE MOUNTAIN Electric. Johnny 604-727-9606, Bob 604-618-7954 Res/comm. New & reno’s. Reas. DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. PITT RIVER ELECTRIC (#105501) Panel changes, service upgrades, troubleshooting, renos, all types of electrical work. 604-803-8570 Dean REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent
G-Mart Homes Supplier looking for a full time and a part time Worker. Must have Construction experience. $10 to $ 20/hour depends on experience. Please send resume to email@example.com or fax to: 604-464-1663.
Clean to Perfection. Reliable & Honest. Lic’d & Insured. Free window cleaning. 778-840-2421.
Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back ﬁlling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978
CLEANING. Spring special rates! ❖ 604-945-5801❖
PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backﬁlling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919.
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POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed
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SALESPERSON required for Langley Company. Blueprint reading & experience in overhead door sales would be an asset. Fax resume to: 604-888-8828.
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JOURNEYMAN MAZAK CNC MACHINIST
Send your resume to: Edwardso@dennys.ca
FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certiﬁed, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 F/T ECE ASSISTANT, location Coquitlam. Wage $15/hr. Fluency in Farsi language is a strong asset. Please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org GARDENERS HELPER Required Full-Time or Part-Time Fax resume or call 604-465-5535
We are looking for YOU energetic individuals with supervisory experience, a commitment to Customer Service and the ability to lead.
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OUTSIDE SALES Required for ACR Group, Western Canada’s leader in Rubber and Urethane manufacturing in BC. Familiarity with Rubber and Urethane Products for a mining, wood processing and other heavy industries is an asset. Travel required. Good computer skills are essential. Competitive compensation & beneﬁt package. Fax resume:604.274.1013. E-mail: email@example.com
Residential/Commercial and Industrial wiring/maintenance No job too big or small Licensed, bonded & insured Contractor # 50123
Call Rod at 778-835-8319 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
Prompt Delivery Available
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PERSONALIZED HOME IMPROVEMENTS -------------------------------------------- Painting Interior / Exterior - Renovations & Remodeling - Moldings and Fine Finishing -------------------------------------------Fully Insured With Over 20 Years Experience -------------------------------------------Call Paul 604 240 4598
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STRATA SPECIALIST For More Info. Visit: www. terranovalandscapingservices.ca
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER CLEANING & repairs. (Res & Strata). Prompt Service. Grants Home Maint. 604-936-2808. GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Sofﬁt 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED
Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388
RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL! Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing
Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”
Smart Bath Solutions COMPLETE RENOVATIONS NO HST on signed contracts.
Call 604-944-6800 for Free Estimate or visit our showroom.
HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, ﬂooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
AUGUSTINE Bark Mulch Products
NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses
Composted W Bright W Nuggets Garden Blend & Lawn Blend Topsoil
“JUST A GREAT JOB!”
Robert J. O’Brien
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RUBBISH REMOVAL Bobcat/dump trailer. firstname.lastname@example.org Gary 604-339-5430.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
NO Wood byproducts used
When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements
15% DISCOUNT for the month of MARCH 17607 FORD ROAD, PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY
604-465-3189 NICK’S Landscaping *Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 16 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Free Est. & Ref’s avail. anytime Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas ﬁtter. Aman: 778-895-2005 $38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184 A Plumber/Gas, h/w tanks, furn. boiler renos/repairs, Our 2nd Opinion - Save you $$$. 604-618-8315 ASAP PLUMBING & HEATING. Local cert. service plumber. H/w tanks, boilers, gas, plug drains. Fair rates. Mem.of BBB. 604-220-9228 NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941 PLUMBER - licensed and B Gasﬁtter available for res/com jobs. No job too small call or e-mail for free estimate email@example.com call Petko at 778-228-3924
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• Leftover from Hotel Order • 800 Coil 3’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Only 14 left • 10 year warranty Retail $1,499! Liquidation $560 incls. tax. Call: 604.807.5864
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Meadows Landscape Supply
D New Roofs / Re-Roofs D Repair Specialist D Free Estimates D Ref’s ~ WCB Insured
Jas @ 604-726-6345
GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certiﬁ ed Arborist
MOVING & STORAGE
************ ABE MOVING *********** *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
Local & Long Distance
604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
329 PAINTING & DECORATING # 1 PAY-LESS Painting Interior SPRING Special LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing
Serving Tri City 30 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com
Scott 604-891-9967 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca A + Rates & Quality, 3 rms/$250 (walls). Exterior specials on now!!! Free estimates (778)996-3696.
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
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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.
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Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac. Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832 535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)
The Meadows Gated underground parking, heated outdoor pool. Heat, hot water & 3 appliances included. 2 min. walk to Westcoast Express.
Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available
COQUITLAM nr L’heed mall/skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg, quiet, n/p, gated prkg, video surveillance, Bachelor suite $645, incl heat, h/w, Mar. 1, Crime-Free, Cert. 604-937-7812 www.greatapartments.ca Coquitlam/Port Moody
St. John’s Apartments 2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody Cozy apts easy access to SFU. 1 & 2 bdrms from $720. Close to schools, transit, Barnet Beach & park. View suites of Burrard Inlet. U/g pkg, laundry room.
5 min walk to Skytrain and Mall 1 & 2 Bdrm units w/view Heat/hot water, inste storage, 4 appl’s
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.
GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP 2865 Packard Ave. Now accepting applic’s for 1 & 2 bdrm apts. Share purchase req’d.
604-464-4921 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
D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.
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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
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PORT Moody $625 BACH. Henry St. Incls ht, h/w, prk. 778-968-8094 or 604-469-2755 or 604-937-5427. PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail now. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. Avail April 1st Bachelor & 1/bdrm. 604-469-9100 or 778-355-1808. PORT MOODY
Start Your New Year Right... At, The PERFECT LOCATION! Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS. Starting at $700/mo.
Sherwood Apt 727 North Rd 1 & 2 bdrms on quiet street. 15 Mins to SFU 5 Mins to shops & transp
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COQUITLAM. Westwood Plateau, 2 bdrm, $1000 incl utils. Priv patio. Ns/np. Apr 1. 604-671-4519 COQUITLAM W.W. Plat “Montreux” Bldg, 2 bdr, 2 bth, 2 prk, nr all schls ns/np. Apr 1. $1095. 604-941-3259
Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.
COQUITLAM - Condo 1000 King Albert Ave. Lrg 1 BR 1 Bath; 650 sf; Indry; $775 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 Coquitlam - Condo 2960 Princess Cr; Reno’d 1 BR 710 sf; 1 Bath; lndry; balcony Parking; locker; $1100 May. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666
604.465.7221 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 & $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.
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“Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm $1220/mo
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751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
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Coquitlam, 1 bdrm $810 incl hotwater, u/g prkg, ldry fac. Mar15/Apr 1. NS/NP 604-936-0277, 970-1135
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COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm quiet bright southern view, wood f/p, ceramic tile/lam. 2 u/g prkg. Nr park/amenits. $188,900. 778-229-4156.
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YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts
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709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COQUITLAM warehouse, 175 Schoolhouse St. 3,579 - 5,900 sq ft. Call Rachel 604-633-2888. St Johns & Moray St, Port Moody Store Front & Ofﬁce. 700-1500sf, A/C, Concrete Bldg, prkg Affordable 604-525-8839, 604-649-9273
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COQUITLAM Centre Area
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
HOMES FOR RENT
PORT COQUITLAM - House 1567 Bridgman Ave. Large 3 BR 2 Bath; 1650 sf; lndry; rec room PETS! Cul-de-sac! $1500 Mar. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 SPACIOUS 3 bedroom upper ﬂoor, with separate entry, carport and storage. Great fenced backyard with BBQ area. In suite laundry, ﬁreplace in the living room, 2 bathrooms. Daycare, elementary and high school near by, close to shopping area, Cosco, Home Depot, coffee shops and banks. bus stop near the house. Cats OK, no dogs please. Available right away. Contact Michael at 778-995-5260 WESTWOOD PLATEAU - Suite 2922 Valleyvista Dr 2 BR; 1 Bath 1100 sf; lndry; $900 inc. utils Now Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666
For more info. google us. MAPLE Ridge Downtown. 1 Bdrm or lrg bach. Clean, quiet bldg. Adult oriented. NP/NS. Heat, h/w, internet incl $670/$585. 604-463-7172 MAPLE RIDGE dwntwn, 2bd+den, 2bath,liv/dinrms, balc, s/s appl, mic, d/w, gran, f/p,inste w/d, 2sec pkng, storage, exercise rm, Apr1, $1150. 778-834-4774 or 604-726-7825. Near NEWPORT VILLAGE, 2 bdrm apt, new lam ﬂrs, 5 appls, $1200 incl utils. April 1st. (604) 377-0118. NEWPORT Village, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 900 sf, 5 appls, avail. now. cls to WCE & shops. Sm cat/dog OK. $1300/mth incl. gas. (778)882-4026
Maple Ridge 2 Bdrm, S/S Duplex. Very Nice area near Hospital n/p ref req’d Avail Apr 1st $1000. mo 604-463-4051
Call Wayne Goudal 604-945-2414
ROOMS FOR RENT
Coquitlam, Alderbrook Pl, ROOM FOR RENT in 3bdrm duplex $330 util & int incl. Now. 778-846-8324
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POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence 1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION PORT COQUITLAM bright furn’d room in large g/lvl ste, full bath nr amens, $450 incl util/cbl/net. Avail now. NS/NP. Refs. 604-807-9612 PORT COQUITLAM. Share 2 bdrm condo, private bath, gym, h/tub, sauna, gas f/p, inste laundry, sec u/g prkg. keyless ent. $490/mo incl utils. net. Avail now. 604-816-1441.
COMO LAKE, bright 1 bdrm. Tile/hrd wd ﬂrs, $650 incl utils & lndry. Apr. 1. NS/NP. 604-931-2224 COQUITLAM. 1400 sf 2 bd & den, w/hot tub, 7 appls, g/l, $1475 + utils. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-945-9594 COQUITLAM: 1 Bdrm ste. $700 + 1/4 hydro. Pri entry. W/D. NS/NP. Avail now. (604)781-3542 COQUITLAM 1blk from Brunette. Bright clean 1 bdrm, quiet, priv ent, 1 person pref’d, ns/np avail immed. $6755/mo incl utils. 604-521-2258. COQUITLAM, 2 Bdrm, on 2 acres, avail now. Newly reno’d, bright and cozy, lam ﬂr , new kitchen/bath. NP. Close to Coquitlam center, Douglas college, all amenities.W/D in suite. $875 + sh util & DD. ref req’d! Leave msg at 1-604-414-6077. COQUITLAM Clarke Rd/Robinson. Cosy 2 bdrm grd lvl suite in new house. Avail immed. N/P. $1300 incl utils & internet 604-319-5029. COQUITLAM. Lougheed area. 2 bdrm grnd lvl. Priv entry. Ensuite. Laundry. $985/mo. incl. utils. NP/NS. Avail now. 604-931-3677. COQUITLAM - Lower Suite 3145 Pattulo Cres. Large 2 BR 1100 sf; $1000 inc. utls. NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM WW Plat. CDS, Renov’d 2 Bdr 900sf. G/L. Priv entry, Gas FP. Sep. W/D rm. Avail now. N/S N/P. $950/mth + utilities. 604377-4745 Coquitlam, WW Plat: Quiet 1/bdrm; f/yard. Shrd W/D. $700/mo incld utils. G/l priv entry. 604-941-4166 HERITAGE MTN approx 1000 s/f Exec ste. Bright, quiet cds, gourmet kit, 5 ss appl, f/p, soaker tub, own patio & w/d, overlooks Noons Creek N/S $1050 incl utils. 604-306-2870
★★★★★ NEW AD ★★★★★ Port Coquitlam 2 Bdrm ste 700sf $850 incl utils & W/D. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-719-8667 Maple Ridge Central: 2/bdrm g/l, incl heat, hydro, cbl, ldry fac, NS/NP $850mo Apr1 604-467-8385 PORT COQ, Citadel Heights. 1 bd, patio, yard access, w/d. N/S. $800+ 1/3 utils. Apr 1st. (604)219-8399 PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. bsmnt suite, N/S N/P. Hydro & cable incl. $550 mo. April 1. 604-941-2163 PORT COQUITLAM north side, small 2 bdrm., clean, bright, modern. $695 mo. 604-680-0712 PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $700 + 20% utils. Free lndry, nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Call 604-469-9402. WESTWOOD Plateau, big 2 bdrm + den $1,100/mth or 1 bdrm + den, $950. Granite ﬂrs, W/D, NS/N/P, cls to bus. April 1st. 604-944-3866.
TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bedrooms Available
Crescentview Renovated townhomes in magniﬁcent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage. Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com 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
3120 Coast Meridian Road
All Include 1 free parking spot Heat & Hot water included in Apartment
$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.
A safe, all ages community in POCO, spacious grounds in a park like setting, close to schools and parks with shopping near by. Great for families - Day Care and After School Care facilities right on site! Amenities include in suite laundry hook-ups for townhouses, on site laundry facilities in the apartment building. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are ﬁlled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time. Call 604-451-6075 to view. http://www.metrovancouver. org/services/housing PORT MOODY townhouse complex 2 & 3 Bdrm units avail, 5 appli’s. Cat friendly. Call (888)-357-9140.
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2010 Sandpiper 255RLS Fifth Wheel Rear sofa, slide out, ﬁberglass Save thousands. One only!! Stk# 28758 SALE $28,995
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PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm T/H’s, $830/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. 604-464-0034.
2 Bedroom Apartment $800 2 Bedroom Townhouse $910 3 Bedroom Townhouse $1,025
1990 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, 165K, Air Cared. Very clean. Loaded. $2495 obo 604-589-5950 1998 BUICK LASABRE V6, new tires & brakes. Supreme cond. Low km. Private. $5700. 604-593-5072 2001 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS - loaded, all options, leather, local, 1 owner, no accident, 98K, priced to sell. $5,900 604.657.8659 2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, only 84K, clean, auto, Air Cared, $6500 obo. 604-589-5950
COQUITLAM, 3100 Ozada Ave. 2 Bdrm, quiet family complex, no pets $920. Call: 604-942-2277
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COQUITLAM. Beautiful 2 bdrm. 2 baths, radiant heat. Own W/D, $1300incl. utl.Immed.604-941-0712 COQUITLAM CTR, 3/bdrms upper, 2/baths, d/w, deck, garage, f/p, Nr bus. N/S, N/P. $1275/mo. Avail April 1. Refs req. (778)885-4010. MAPLE RIDGE West 3 bdrm upper, own laundry, $1200/mo + 60%utils pets neg, Immed (604)467-7062 PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm upper main ﬂr, 1000 s/f. Patio, newer carpet & paint, near all amens & bus. Apr.1. $895 incl w/d. 604-830-2906 PORT COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm upper Sep ent. w/d, d/w, inﬂr heating. N/P. N/S. $1125 incl utils. Avail immed. 604-468-2940 or 604-970-7672. PORT COQUITLAM - Suite 1763 Pitt River Rd. Large 2 BR Reno’d 1 Bath; 875 sf; $900 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1200 + 60% util. 604-469-9402
1997 VW GOLF 5 spd, anti theft, heated seats, a/c, power roof, white 240K $2995 1(604)826-2864 2003 HONDA CIVIC SI, blue, new tires & brakes, complete ﬂuid change,145K,$7000 (604)820-6827 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. Red,V6, 5spd, man. trans, black leather, sunroof, new stereo. Approx 150, 000km. Winter & high proﬁle tires incld. $7000 OBO Call 604-7929694 or 604-819-8501 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6000 ﬁrm. Call: 604-538-9257. 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9800. Call 604-825-9477.
2010 Passport 292BH Bunks, tons of sleeping capacity, loaded too!! Check it out! Stk# 27757 SALE $19,995
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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Laredo 4L, good cond, New tires, New radiator, Aircare for 2 years asking $5000 (604)826-4775 Bill
1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-4775 Bill 2002 FORD F150 Lariat - 4x4, exc. cond. leather, new tires, local, 160K no accid., $8995obo / 778.861.8355 2006 FORD F250 super duty diesel, excellent cond, new tires, new brakes, tow pkg. Asking $20,000 Phone (604)826-4775 Bill 2008 FORD F150, pick up, 4x4, auto., V8, king cab. 26,000km. Gray. $13,000 ﬁrm. 604-538-4883
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Wedding Show Fri., Mar. 11 â€˘ 10am - 8pm | Sat., Mar. 12 â€˘ 9am - 5pm Now is your chance to gather all the information you need for that all important day. Everything & Everybody, all under the same roof! These local businesses will have representatives on hand to answer all of your questions.
Enter to Win Your Dream Wedding Cake. 10% Discount on your total food bill when you place your order.
When you place your order.
When you place your order.
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Engagement Portrait Session. $500 Value
FREE Night for Bride & Groom plus Special Wedding Discounts
Coquitlam Florist since 1949
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$100 Gift CertiďŹ cate. Towel & Water Bottle.
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a FREE Bouquet when you book your wedding ďŹ‚owers.
(Cannot be combined with any other offers. Only one coupon per purchase. Valid for Inno Wedding Cake Showroom only. Expires Mar. 31/11)
604-777-2824 #4 - 1455 Brigantine Dr., Coq. (Off United Blvd)
UNITED B LVD.
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Plus Beauty Products.
Wendyâ€™s Tim Hortons
(behind Safeway on Austin Ave.)
HOURS Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm CLOSED SUNDAYS
604 552-1722 2332 Marpole St., Port Coquitlam (behind the Chevron on Shaughnessy St.)
1053 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam
Now 2 Tri-City Locations to Serve You Better!
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west coast auto group 2010 Toyota Corolla
2009 Toyota Yaris
2006 MAZDA3 SPORT GS
On all used in stock SAVE THOUSANDS on hundreds of vehicles in stock. 2010 Mustang GT Convertible
Local Toyota certiﬁed, auto, power group, fully serviced w/new all season tires, special ﬁnance rates (OAC) and factory warranty. Stk UC312764.
sale $ 31,984
Automatic with Sport Mode, A/C, CD, Power windows & locks. UC492824
$42,991 save $ 11007 Stock# UC124579 only
save $ 8007
sale $ 15,984 only $158
2009 Pontiac G5 SE Sedan
2006 MAZDA3 GS 0 DOWN
2007 MAZDA3 SPORT GT
Alloy wheels, power windows & locks, rain sensing wipers. UC564162
Heated Leather Seats, Moonroof, 17” Alloys . UC705681
Power Windows & Locks, CD, A/C UC860911
Auto, power group, A/C, local vehicle, GM warranty, new tires, fully serviced, 51000km. Stk UC283153.
TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR TRADE
3 DAY/300KM Money Back Guarantee 15 DAY/1500KM Exchange Guarantee Minimum 90 DAY/5000km Powertrain Warranty ICBC Collision DamageCheck 2010 Toyota 2008 2008 Dodge Ram Sienna LE Acura TL 1500 Quad Cab 4x4
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Good Credit Bad Credit No Credit
Fully loaded, dual A/C & power sliding doors, Toyota Certiﬁed Vehicle-Special Toyota Financing (OAC) & Toyota Factory Warranty. Stk UT295351.
NEW LOWER PRICING @
Auto, leather, power sunroof, Acura Factory Warranty, Local, Only 57000km, BCAA 143 Point Inspection. Stk UC801123
EXCELLENT @ VALUE
V8 Hemi, auto, fully equipped, alloys, box liner, tow pkg, 60000km, BC vehicle, 143 Point BCAA inspection. Stk UT187005.
PRICED RIGHT @
All prices and payments plus taxes and fees. All ﬁnancing on approved credit.
AWD, Loaded w/ Leather, Moonroof and Navigation UT179647
STAPLES CANADIAN TIRE
we will not be undersold
Call for approval
Loaded w/ Leather, Sunroof, 2.0L Turbo UC070503
2WD, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, 3.0L V6 UT006221
WE NEED YOUR TRADE
HANDS FREE E H BLUETOOTH
Golden Ears Way
lowest prices guaranteed
sale $ 27,984
save $ 8007 only
sale $ 23,984 bi-weekly ***
5.4L V8, auto, captains chairs Was $32,991 Stock# UT027333
sale $ 24,984
2007 F150 Supercrew King Ranch 4X4
4dr Hardtop 4wd auto loaded Was $30,991
save $ 6007 only
2006 Fusion SE
5.4L V8, loaded, navigation.
Was $35,991 Stock# UT038458
2008 Jeep Wrangler
save $ 9007 only
save $ 8008
sale $ 28,984
save $ 3007 only
4 cyl clean car low kms
Was $31,991 Stock# UT054756
sale $ 11,984
save $ 5007 only
NO PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHS O.A.C
Hundreds of GREAT DEALS plus more VEHICLES arriving EVERY DAY! STOCK YR MAKE MODEL UT010667 UT048943 UT048994 UT086186 UT098054 UT027100 UC249472 UC380014 UC289356 UC105401 UT032149 UT032751 UC124579 UT007646 UT061595 UT010818 UT019689 UT000255 UT029322 UT009816 UT045945 UC265187 UC233765 UT003342 UT00285A UC200625 UC301231 UT068749 UT22468A UT14014A UT020856 UC118846 UT634070 UT11392A UT007523
2010 FORD EDGE SPORT AWD w/ Navigation & Roof..26K .........$39,991 2010 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD w/ Leather & Roof 26K .......... $33,991 2010 FORD EDGE SEL AWD w/ Roof 14K ..........................$30,991 2010 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED V6 4X4 14K ..........................$29,991 2010 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 V6 w/ Leather & Roof 12K ........... $27,991 2010 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4X4 w/ V8 23K ............$29,983 2010 FORD FOCUS SES w/ Leather & Roof 22K .................... $17,982 2010 FORD FUSION SPORT AWD w/ Leather & Roof 12K ......... $27,991 2010 FORD FUSION SEL AWD V6 w/ Leather & Roof 19K .........$25,983 2010 FORD FUSION SE I4 automatic 56K .......................... $16,991 2010 LINCOLN MKX AWD w/ Navigation & Roof 22K ............ $41,991 2010 LINCOLN MKX AWD w/ Navigation & Roof 10K ..............$41,991 2010 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE 22K....................$31,984 2010 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 4X4 w/ Navigation & Roof 11K ...... $54,983 2010 FORD SPORT TRAC XLT 4X4 w/ V8 & Roof 19K .............. $31,991 2010 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT XLT 29K .......................... $23,991 2010 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT XLT 27K .......................... $23,991 2010 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT XLT 44K........................... $22,991 2009 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD w/ DVD Headrests 45k ..........$30,991 2009 FORD ESCAPE XLT V6 FWD 25K ............................. $22,991 2009 F350 CREW CAB XLT DIESEL 4X4 56K ..................... $41,984 2009 FORD FOCUS SES w/ Leather 16K ...........................$15,984 2009 FORD FOCUS SE 31K ......................................... $12,983 2009 FORD SPORT TRAC XLT 4X4 56K ............................$28,991 2009 STERLING 360 CUBE TRUCK 33K ...........................$34,991 2009 SUZUKI SX4 SPORT Sedan 18K ...............................$13,984 2009 TOYOTA YARIS Sedan 81K .................................... $11,991 2008 FORD F150 SUPERCREW FX4 34K .......................... $28,984 2008 FORD F350 CREW LARIAT DIESEL w/ Nav & Canopy 74K .. $39,984 2008 FORD F350 CREW LARIAT DIESEL 75K .................... $38,984 2008 FORD F350 CREW LARIAT DIESEL 83K ......................$37,983 2008 FORD FOCUS S Sedan 64K .................................. $11,991 2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SPORT 59K ................. $24,984 2008 LINCOLN MKX AWD w/ Navigation & Roof 56K ..............$34,991 2008 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB SPORT 2WD 41K ............... $13,983
STOCK YR MAKE MODEL
UT011979 2008 FORD SPORT TRACT LIMITED V8 RWD 51K ................ $23,991 UT23409A 2008 STERLING 360 CUBE TRUCK 46K ............................ $31,991 UT616746 2007 DODGE NITRO SXT 4X4 62K ................................. $18,991 UC766296 2007 DODGE MAGNUM 61K ....................................... $15,991 UT58357A 2007 FORD ECONOLINE CARGO VAN 71K ........................ $15,892 UT032540 2007 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 V6 w/ Moonroof 74K ................$18,983 UT038458 2007 FORD F150 HARLEY DAVIDSON SUPERCREW 90K........ $27,984 UT086955 2007 FORD F150 SUPERCREW LARIAT w/ Roof 71K ............. $24,983 UT086275 2007 FORD F350 CREW LARIAT DIESEL 74K ..................... $32,984 UT078548 2007 FORD F350 CREW DUALLY LARIAT DIESEL 78K ........... $34,982 UC29373A 2007 FORD FOCUS SES w/ Leather & Roof 55K ....................$10,992 UC304555 2007 FORD FOCUS ZX3 SE w/ Htd Seats & Traction Control 92K ..$10,991 UC159354 2007 FORD FOCUS ZX5 SES w/ auto 96K ........................... $9,983 UC256150 2007 FORD FUSION SE I4 FWD 66K ............................... $12,991 UC139665 2007 FORD FUSION SEL V6 AWD w/ Navigation 145K ............ $11,982 UT126543 2007 MAZDA CX-7 GT AWD w/ Navigation, Leather & Roof 67K ...$24,991 UT588251 2007 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 4X4 69K .................... $21,991 UT172806 2007 GMC SIERRA W/T REGULAR CAB 2WD 17K ................ $12,991 UC712973 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA CE 64K ................................... $11,991 UC384562 2007 NISSAN VERSA HATCHBACK 69K ........................... $12,991 UT072734 2006 FORD F350 CREW LARIAT DIESEL 56K ..................... $30,983 UC124743 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED LIMITED AWD 95K ................... $9,983 UT58698A 2006 FORD FREESTAR SE WAGON 59K ............................$9,984 UC168802 2006 FORD FUSION SE I4 FWD 80K................................$11,984 UC817362 2006 PONTIAC PURSUIT 66K ....................................... $5,984 UC612854 2005 CHRYSLER 300 LIMITED 161K................................ $11,991 UC309201 2005 FORD FOCUS WAGON SE 125K ............................... $7,982 UC008821 2005 FORD FREESTAR SE WAGON 80K ............................ $8,991 UT082034 2004 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED 4X4 V8 179K .................... $13,991 UT050164 2004 FORD F350 SUPERCAB XLT 4X4 DIESEL 156K ..............$19,982 UC830111 2004 NISSAN SENTRA 1.8S 79K .................................... $7,982 UC142862 2004 FORD TAURUS SEL V6 122K ................................... $8,991 UT40743A 2003 FORD ESCAPE XLS 4X4 V6 122K ........................... $11,991 UC174710 2002 FORD FOCUS SE WAGON 109K ............................... $6,991 UT51394A 1999 FORD F150 REGULAR CAB XLT 2WD 137K .................. $6,991
QUALITY PRE-OWNED All prices and payment are plus taxes and $399 Dealer Admin Fee. *48 month ﬁnance **60 month ﬁnance ***72 month ﬁnance ****84 month ﬁnance. Ex. 2009 Focus UC265187 Sale Price $15,984 plus taxes and $399 Dealer Fee, $158 bi-weekly X 72 months @ 7.99%, Cost of Credit $4690. OAC
with vehicle purchase
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19950 Lougheed Hwy., Pitt Meadows
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2007 VW GTi
2008 MAZDA TRIBUTE GS
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2008 MAZDA CX-7 GT
R U O Y S E R L O C I F H 0 E $300 ALL USED V ON
MEADOW GARDENS GOLF
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PRICED TO SELL
sale $ 29,983
7 passenger loaded 4WD Was $37,991
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2008 MAZDA3 GX
CLEARANCE @ PRICED
Toyota Certiﬁed-Warranty & Special Toyota Finance Rates (OAC), local low kms, auto, trailer tow package and rated for 6500 lb towing, V6 engine economy. Stk UT505126.
Fully loaded truck
Visual & Performance Inspection FREE Membership for 1 Year, Roadside Assistance included.
Local Toyota Certiﬁed- Toyota Powertrain Warranty 12mth/20000km & special ﬁnancing (OAC), fully loaded including power sunroof. Stk UT008937.
2007 Harley Davidson F150
2008 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab TRD Off Road 4x4
sale $ 54,983
save $ 8008
4cyl auto, leather, Microsoft SYNC Was $23,991
143 POINT INSPECTION
2006 Toyota Rav4 Limited 4x4
Loaded luxury with navigation Was $62,991
2008 F150 Supercab FX4
AWD, Moonroof, 18” Alloy Wheels UT210728
2009 Focus SES
Local Toyota Certiﬁed Vehicle -Warranty & Special Finance Rates (OAC) & Toyota factory warranty. Stk UC206752.
2010 Eddie Bauer Explorer
We cover towing within the lower mainland Special ﬂeet purchase, local vehicle Pwr Grp, tilt, A/C. Toyota certiﬁed, fully serviced & new all season tires. Stk UC206867.
2010 Lincoln Navigator
V8 auto, leather, loaded!
2008 MAZDA CX-7 GS
2010 Toyota Matrix
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for the MONTH OF MARCH!
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We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express DEWDNEY TRUNK
• Extensive mechanical and appearance reconditioning process • 7 days/ 1,500 kms exchange privilege. • Complimentary tank of gas. • First oil/ ﬁlter change at no charge • Grad Program • Certiﬁed Claims Report included
PRICES have been REDUCED
ALL VEHICLES ARE INSPECTED & WARRANTED
• Rigorous 127-point Quality Assurance Inspection. • Minimum 12 months/20,000 kms Powertain warranty honoured at over 1,500 Toyota Dealers in Canada and the U.S. • 24 Hour Roadside Assistance.
located at the north end of the new golden ears bridge
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE ANY MAKE OR MODEL
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20370 LOUGHEED HWY. MAPLE RIDGE
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