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A vandal or vandals spray-painted this graffiti Wednesday night on the wall of the Muslim mosque on Kingsway Avenue in Port Coquitlam. The wall faces the busy street and, like the mosque itself, is oriented to Mecca.

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HAIR-RAISING MOVES Under sunny skies and on a dry pitch — both of which have been in short supply of late — North Coquitlam United Elite takes on Clearbrook FC in a Metro Women’s Soccer League game last weekend at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. For more sports, please see page A45.

Speaking out on growth By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A complex and controversial blueprint for future growth in the Lower Mainland that has even some of the most seasoned planners and politicians baffled went out for public comment in Coquitlam this week. But many residents left Wednesday night’s meeting just as — if not, more — confused

than they were when they had walked into the council chambers 90 minutes earlier. Nearly all 12 people who spoke about Metro Vancouver’s draft Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) voiced their concerns with the document that will shape the region over the next 30 years and will replace the outdated Liveable Region Strategic Plan. see GREEN SPACE SPACE,, page A6 • MOODY RESPONSE: A8

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Members of the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre are concerned after racist graffiti was sprayed across the front of the Port Coquitlam mosque Wednesday night. The word “sandniggas” was spray-painted on the front of the building and was visible to drivers and local businesses along the Kingsway Avenue industrial strip. Saad Bahr, a director at the mosque, said the graffiti is disturbing but he called it an isolated incident. “I can say that this is something very strange and unusual for our neighbourhood,” Bahr told The Tri-City News. “We have never seen anything like this.” He added that the mosque has operated in the area since 1994, first out of rented spaces, then at its current dedicated mosque, which opened in 2003. In the last 17 years, there have been no acts of vandalism on any of the properties, he said. see ‘IT IT’S S ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING DISGUSTING’,, page A4


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They want home of their own – to burn PoCo fire dept. looking for cash to buy a ‘live burn’ building By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Training exercises for Port Coquitlam firefighters could get a lot more intense if the city is able to come up with the money necessary to buy a live fire burn building. The proposed three-storey structure would give emergency crews real-world firefighting experience in a controlled — but hot and smoky — environment, enhancing their training in dealing with room and content fires, said deputy chief Alan Nicholson. In most fires, PoCo crews are able to get on the scene quickly and can generally confine a blaze to one room, he said. That means training in entering a structure is important, something a live burn building could go a long way toward improving, he added. “For the types of fires we fight, something like this is ideal,” he said. “These are the kinds of fires we can practice on.” Homes in Port Coquitlam have also changed, Nicholson said. In the 1950s, the typical residence was about 1,200 square feet and spaced apart from neighbouring buildings. Today, it is not uncommon for fire crews to attend calls at homes with between 4,000 and 5,000 square feet, he said. Currently, live fire training takes place in neighbouring municipalities, such as Maple Ridge, where the Justice Institute has a facility, or Vancouver, where there is another live burn building. But taking four people out of the rotation for a training exercise can be costly for the department, which has to fill the staffing gaps with overtime. While the PoCo building would be used for live-fire exercises, a report from Nicholson to

the city outlined several others uses for the structure. Confined-space training, technical rope rescues, search technique training and ladder operations could all be conducted from the building, as could responses to simulated earthquake damage. “[A live fire building] would give me greater flexibility,” said Capt. Rob Trousdell, who oversees training exercises at PoCo Fire and Emergency Services. “It gives me a lot more options.” But while the structure would improve the fire department’s training regimen, council must consider the cost in a larger budgetary context, said Coun. Mike Forrest, who sits on the city’s community safety committee. The building and the concrete castings would cost the city $145,300, a sum council will have to consider as it enters it budget consultations. Forrest said he and the committee support the purchase of the building but said it will be up to the full council to decide. And the business case put forward by the fire department could ease concerns about costs, he added. In Nicholson’s report, the deputy chief outlines how the city could recoup some of its costs by renting out the structure to neighbouring fire departments. The funds generated would be enough to cover some minor annual maintenance costs and could even pay for the building in 10 to 12 years, he said. “It sounds like a reasonable deal from what I can see,” Forrest said. “What it was missing before was a business case. I think they have some of that in the report now, which bodes well.” The report will go to the finance and intergovernmental affairs committee in the next few weeks. If the committee supports the report, it will go to the full council for a final decision. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Port Coquitlam’s fire department wants to erect a “live burn” building in which firefighters — its own and from other departments — can train in conditions simulating real emergencies.

PoCo woman killed in Play it safe on Monday crash on Burnaby Mt. By Wanda Chow BLACK PRESS

A 20-year-old Port Coquitlam woman is dead after a car went off the road in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday evening on Burnaby Mountain. And the 20-year-old West Vancouver man driving the car was a prohibited driver, said Burnaby RCMP Corp. Brenda Gresiuk. “It’s still very early in the investigation but we are anticipating charges,” Gresiuk said. Just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, the 2010 black Mazda 3 was heading downhill from Simon Fraser University when it went off the road near University Drive and Gaglardi Way. A witness said the car left the road and rolled over into a ditch, knocking down a tree. The occupants had to be cut out of the car with the Jaws of Life before being taken to hospital.

Gresiuk said the PoCo woman died of her injuries at the scene. Two other passengers, men in their 20s from Coquitlam and Delta, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. She said police have not yet determined the cause of the crash but their investigation will look into whether alcohol, speed or road conditions were factors. Speed has been identified as a contributing factor in a number of other collisions on the steep stretch of road, including a Nov. 17, 2010 crash that claimed the life of a 22-year-old West Vancouver man. ICBC is in the process of installing a speed reader on the road to raise awareness of how fast motorists are driving in the area, which has a 50 km/h speed limit. Any witnesses who saw the crash or the car being driven before the incident is asked to call Const. Gillis at 604-294-5185. wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

The BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation is warning the public to be extra cautious when making their morning commute Monday — a day after clocks are moved forward for the change to daylight savings time. According to B.C. accident statistics, 23% more collisions take place on the Monday after the time change than in the previous week. Many of the collisions are sleep-related, said ICBC, and range from a car hitting a pedestrian at an intersection to rear-ending another vehicle. Veering off the road and into parked cars or telephone poles is also common, according to a media release from the insurance corporation. “Sleep is what the body really needs to be able to function properly,” said Lennea Durant of the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation. “Time changes reflect a change in social clocks, not biological

ones, and studies show that our circadian rhythms [body clocks] don’t adjust to these changes naturally.” Fatigue can impair the brain’s function as much as drugs or alcohol, she said, reducing the ability of the mind and body to respond quickly and accurately. The BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation recommends drivers: • avoid caffeine or other stimulants because when they wear off they can make drivers even more fatigued; • keep their headlights on during the darker morning commute for better visibility; • and be aware of the increased number of people out walking in the evenings taking advantage of the extra daylight, especially in residential areas. For more information about road safety, go to www.bcaatsf.ca. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Workers at nearby businesses and drivers travelling past the Muslim mosque in Port Coquitlam couldn’t help but notice the graffiti sprayed on the wall facing Kingsway Avenue Wednesday night. But by early Thursday afternoon, people had pitched in to clean off the spray paint.

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“It is very disgusting and odd,� he said. “But it is something that is isolated.� While the sight of the graffiti was disturbing, Bahr said he was encouraged by the fact so many of his neighbours pitched

in to help clean up the mess. Representatives of local businesses and the Northside Foursquare Church’s Grace Campus across the street all expressed concern for Bahr and the mosque members. Bill Thomson, a worker at Boyd Autobody and Glass

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across the street from the mosque as well as several of his co-workers helped some of the mosque managers in removing the graffiti. “We wanted to go over there and wash it off,� Thomson said. “It’s absolutely disgusting.� So far, a formal com-

plaint has not been made to the Coquitlam RCMP and the PoCo mosque’s management was unable to comment by The TriCity News’’ deadline. But Const. Kristina Biro said that if the incident is reported, Mounties will investigate. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Green space loss How Coquitlam one big concern sees reg. plan Their fears focused on the potential loss of protection for green space, such as riparian zones, parks and golf courses. The biggest group of residents represented at the public input session came from Westwood Plateau, who expressed frustration about the RGS’ designation of the two Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club properties — the golf club and golf academy — as “general urban.” A designation of “conservation/recreation” would be preferable and would provide a third layer of protection, they argued, should the golf club owners one day ask to have the restrictive covenant lifted and the land use designation changed by the city. Many Plateau residents have been urging Coquitlam city council to make the change for more than a year. “We ask that you give residents the peace of mind to rest easy by giving as much protection as possible to these lands,” said Tom Cox, spokesperson for the Westwood Plateau Community Association, who also spoke about other threatened green spaces in the city. Many Coquitlam areas have the conservation/recreation label, including Mundy Park, but other smaller parcels and golf courses don’t and are classified in the broad-brush “general urban” category (to view the draft RGS map, visit www.metrovancouver.org). Other residents also spoke about how trees are being cut down to make way for massive developments. Under the RGS, Coquitlam’s population would double in 30 years to 240,000 residents, putting a high price on empty land and parks and pressure on budget-stressed councils looking to densify and broaden the tax base, warned Maggie Moss of Coquitlam Council Watch. Plateau resident Oscar Sanchez said language in the draft RGS is vague and it contains inconsistencies, loopholes and exclusions. “Perhaps the most glaring issue in the Re gional Growth Strategy plan regards separation of power between Metro Vancouver and member municipalities,” Sanchez said. “It is not clear as to who maintains control over the changing of land use designations. It is unclear as to whether the GVRD and its Regional Growth Strategy plan acts as a body of approval or as

an executive one.” Jim McIntyre, Coquitlam’s planning GM, who was the chair of the Metro Vancouver RGS technical advisory committee, attempted to give clarity. The RGS’ “general urban” designation, he said, is a “catchall” and the Westwood Plateau golf club lands will remain in the city’s OCP as a recreational use. Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the city’s land use committee, said council will make its decision on whether to support the RGS at its next regular meeting on March 21. City councils have until March 22 to submit their comments to Metro Vancouver (Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra have endorsed the draft RGS while Port Moody is opposing it). A final ratification vote by the regional board — which includes Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart and Coun. Lou Sekora — is set for April 29. If it’s passed, Metro Vancouver municipalities would have two years to pass regional context statements showing how their OCPs align with the RGS.

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Approximately 200 members of the School District 43’s Student Leadership Council worked to help shape the future of education during a workshop at Winslow Centre in Coquitlam Tuesday evening. The students shared their ideas and put some of them on paper during the student cafe called UShapED organized by the students with the help of sponsor Mark Clay of SD43. The input will be shared with the board of education for inclusion in a vision document called Learning Without Boundaries. “By getting students with varied interests and involvement throughout our middle and high schools, we are hoping to get a broad, more realistic view of what students in our district want to see in terms of the education process and the path it’s currently taking,� Armin Rezaiean-Asel, SLC co-chair, said in an email message.

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PM ponders what to do about RGS Emergency council meeting next Tuesday on Metro growth plan By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Port Moody city council has called an emergency meeting for 7 p.m. next Tuesday to try to navigate the political minefield of the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). City council already roundly rejected the 30-year growth plan, which pairs population density targets with infrastructure rewards for all Metro municipali- TRASOLINI ties, on the grounds that the major transportation incentives for Moody — the Evergreen Line and the Murray-Clarke Connector — are still nowhere to be found in the plan despite the city having met its previous population and density goals. The dropping of the Murray-Clarke from the TransLink budget and the delay of construction of the Evergreen Line have caused Port Moody to adopt a “no-growth” policy, rejecting all new residential development in the city until construction on either project begins. Adding to city council’s frustrations with the RGS, Metro Vancouver’s chief administrative officer, Johnny Carline, told council Tuesday that its rejection of the RGS on principle, rather than on the basis of any specific clause, is viewed by the Metro board as “deemed acceptance” of the plan. It’s an apparent Catch-22, however, because if city council is able to specify that it will not accept the strategy without TransLink funding for the Murray-Clarke being reinstated, then its recommendation would go to a roundtable mediation in which it would need to be approved by every party involved in the issue, including TransLink. The transit authority has staunchly opposed funding the Murray-Clarke in the foreseeable future and would most likely veto any option that included it now. Carline was conciliatory on this point and realized the impasse it caused, saying, “Metro Vancouver staff totally understand your position, totally understand your position.” He added that the only Plan B remaining for Port Moody would be to accept the RGS and then alter it once it had been ratified — something he said Richmond and West Vancouver already plan to do and is allowable within the RGS as long as the changes made only apply to individual municipalities. Carline also offered a promise to Port Moody: Accept the RGS and I will vote in favour of your changes once the RGS is in place. It was a gamble on one man’s word that Mayor Joe Trasolini and all six councillors were reluctant to take. “What assurance do we have if we go along with this?” Coun. Bob Elliott asked. “There’s no assurances of anything,” Trasolini answered, adding that council’s problem with the RGS is no longer just about Murray-Clarke, although that failed project is a key example of the city’s distrust with the Metro Van partnership. “There’s no direct link between the [Metro Vancouver] planning and the transportation decisions and that responsibility for that mistake rests squarely with the provincial government,” the mayor said. “But at the same time, we have the only opportunity now to make a statement [by rejecting the RGS].” That statement, Trasolini said, was directed not only at the province but at Coquitlam and communities to the east of Port Moody that continue to encourage rapid population growth without what he deemed an adequate transportation plan. Fifteen Metro Vancouver municipalities have already accepted the RGS with two — Richmond and West Vancouver — requesting amendments following their acceptance. Port Moody is the only municipality to have so far rejected the plan. Council will meet with staff before the March 15, 7 p.m. rush meeting to “draft suitable language, verify compliance with legislation and bring forward a new resolution” on how to proceed with or without the RGS. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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oquitlam city council has been slow to adopt a ban on cosmetic pesticides but there’s a good chance it will do so once the idea has been vetted by the environment committee. The reasons for delaying a ban are many and sound. After all, if the government permits the sale of cosmetic pesticides, why should cities step in to ban the sale and use of them? But the city of Port Moody’s experience has shown that Coquitlam need not be afraid of stepping on federal toes. There has been no serious court challenge and few complaints. Only three tickets have been issued and the city stresses education over enforcement. Sure, there are probably a few gardeners who use pesticides when no one is looking but since the city has taken this stand, most people have found ways to grow healthy plants and pretty lawns without the use of chemicals.

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This isn’t the time to ignore aboriginal issues AS I SEE IT Jeff Nagel

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e in the Lower Mainland tend to be oblivious to the fact we’re essentially occupiers on never-surrendered First Nations land. Real estate values keep climbing, highrises soar ever higher and the aboriginal presence is mostly confined to art and ceremony, coupled with higher-thanaverage poverty and addiction. After a century of denial, successive B.C. governments have sought to reach treaties to resolve outstanding native claims that cover 90% of the province. Few, however, have been signed. Outgoing Premier Gordon Campbell — who initially fought treaty-making before becoming one of its biggest champions — lists the failure to achieve a broader accord on aboriginal reconciliation among his top regrets.

New signs increasingly suggest this should not be ignored as a problem confined to B.C.’s rural hinterland. One Interior band has had some success challenging the approval of a regional landfill expansion at Cache Creek, citing government’s failure to adequately consult the band. That case may determine whether much of Metro Vancouver’s garbage is buried inland or incinerated locally in new wasteto-energy plants that are widely opposed downwind in the Fraser Valley. Interior aboriginals are also fighting a $700-million power transmission line BC Hydro intends to build from Merritt to the Lower Mainland to keep the lights and computers on in increasingly power-hungry Vancouver. Regulators with the BC Utilities Commission likewise agreed the bands had not been duly consulted, setting the project back. Aboriginal bands also aim to block the controversial Enbridge Gateway oil pipeline across northern B.C. to Kitimat. If they

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succeed in defeating it, rival firm Kinder Morgan may have a better chance of expanding its oil pipeline to Burnaby, increasing oil tanker exports through Burrard Inlet. If more treaties are to be reached in the Lower Mainland, where Crown land available to put on the bargaining table is scarce, other properties may end up in play. Victoria might allow aboriginal groups to remove more urban farmland from the Agricultural Land Reserve for unfettered development (as happened to secure the Tsawwassen Treaty) and from Metro Vancouver regional parks (as happened when part of Pacific Spirit Regional Park was turned over to the Musqueam to settle a court dispute.) Meanwhile, First Nations such as the Squamish and Musqueam show little interest in pursuing conventional treaties because they see more return in developing their reserve lands along waterfront and other lucrative parts of Metro Vancouver outside treaties. Their initiative is to be applauded; busi-

ness ventures of the sort planned by those groups as well as others such as the winemaking Osoyoos Indian Band promise a quicker path to create aboriginal jobs and greater prosperity for their people. But no treaties may mean no long-term certainty in their vast traditional territories. And neighbours of band-led projects on reserve may be in for a surprise when they find out the condo towers springing up next to them are not subject to regular municipal rules or taxes. The lesson? You can try to ignore First Nations in B.C. — particularly in urban areas that seem far from the mines, working forests, gas fields and pipelines that generate both jobs and controversy in rural regions — but don’t be surprised when the impacts start to hit closer to home. Premier-elect Christy Clark should sustain Mr. Campbell’s focus in this area. Jeff Nagel is regional reporter for Black Press Lower Mainland, of which The Tri-City News is a member.

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FACE TO FACE: Does multiculturalism still make sense after all these years?

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elcome to the world of everything and nothing. Welcome to the multicultural muddle that my relativistic debating partner so warmly embraces. Here’s the issue: He thinks that most critics of multiculturalism are closet racists, hiding behind pseudo-respectable language to mask xenophobic and hateful attitudes. To him, multiculturalism is essentially a celebration of the diversity of humankind and anyone who doesn’t join the party is wrong-headed. Where to start? First, let’s consider that, in judging critics of multiculturalism so harshly, my partner is breaking the first rule of multiculturalism: Thou shalt not judge. For if multiculturalism stands for anything, it’s that no single belief can be said to hold sway over another. All are equally valid and must not only be tolerated, but celebrated. Of course, as evidenced by his most unsympathetic assessment of multiculturalism’s critics, multiculturalists are in a constant war with themselves any time they criticize the beliefs of those with whom they disagree or, more broadly, draw lines on just how much they are willing to tolerate. Cultures that stone to death

adulteresses, for example, seem to bring out the absolutist in even the most ardent cultural relativist. It is, indeed, the practices of immigrant Muslims to Europe, including their widespread failure to embrace western, democratic values, that have recently led the leaders of Germany, France and Great Britain to say multiculturalism has failed. Does my debating partner consider Chancellor Andrea Merkel, President Nikolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister David Cameron all to be racists? The issue was being stirred up again earlier this week in the U.S. because of the House Homeland Security Committee’s decision to hold hearings into radical Islam and the threat posed by homegrown terrorists. Multiculturalists accused the chairman of the committee of scapegoating a religious community but, in doing so, avoided a crucial question: Is it a fact that a disproportionately high number of terrorists are emerging from the Muslim faith and, if so, what should be done about it? I believe we should not be afraid to search for the truth, especially when our freedoms and beloved democratic institutions are at stake. After all, as a wise man once said, if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

Multiculturalism is just so Canadian TERRY O’NEILL

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“Cultures that stone to death adulteresses, for example, seem to bring out the absolutist in even the most ardent cultural relativist.” Terry O’Neill

vs. “Multiculturalism is not just a legislative policy enacted in 1988, it’s a Canadian perspective that both epitomizes and underpins Canadian tolerance.” Jim Nelson What’s your take on this week’s Face to Face topic and what they have to say? Email your thoughts to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

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s multiculturalism “working” in Canada? I think it is. Would we Canadians consider any other way of treating those of different races and cultures? That multiculturalism is a failed policy is an idea intermittently broached by conservatives in urban areas, where lots of “those people” don’t seem to want to embrace “Canadianism.” The analyses cite difficulties arising from multiculturalism in other countries and sincerely hope that Canada won’t experience similar difficulties. Thinly veiled racism notwithstanding, what, other than multiculturalism, would they propose Canadians embrace? Would we try the “melting pot” concept? Could we develop a mono-cultural view of Canadianism? Could we glorify the same God? Celebrate only “Canadian” occasions? Glorify Canada above other countries and perhaps send troops to help them seek the freedom we have? Naw, we couldn’t do that — it just isn’t us. Conversely, multiculturalism is so characteristically Canadian. The dogged respect for diversity it encourages is what, for example, allows Canadians to not only accept gay marriage but support it. It is our accepting nature that allows Canadians to respect a

women’s right to have control over her own body. It is why we don’t assassinate our leaders or designate countries as “axes of evil” or toddle off to fight unjustified wars. It is what makes Canadians, regardless of political stripe, support Medicare and other social programs. Multiculturalism is the bulwark of our Canadian tolerance. It embodies the best thing about being Canadian, that the single focus of Canadianism is tolerance for diversity; that our singular cultural focus is a lack of singular cultural focus. A small but cogent point is that the acceptance of diversity embodied by Canada’s multiculturalism allows two Canadians of disparate perspectives, such as me and my rabid rightwing debating partner, to be not only colleagues but good friends. Multiculturalism is not just a legislative policy enacted in 1988, it’s a Canadian perspective that both epitomizes and underpins Canadian tolerance. Were multiculturalism Canada’s consciousness in the 1940s, I, as Canadian of Swedish descent, might have retained the language and culture of my forefathers. Instead, they were called “dumb Swedes,” which forced them into speaking only English and acting “Canadian,” thus limiting my expression of my heritage to eating pickled herring every Christmas.

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS The Editor, Re. “Cities deal with concerns over heat pump noise” (The Tri-City News, March 2). Fifteen years ago, I worked in an industry where I had to deal with noise complaints from time to time. I can empathize with Timothy Lim of Port Moody, who has a heat pump whose noise is disturbing his neighbour’s sleep. First, the location of a heat pump should TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO be considered carefully prior to installa- Timothy Lim, owner of a tion. Noise decreases Port Moody home with a with the square of the heat pump, the noise from distance between the which has caused probsource and the ear. The lems with his neighbours. more distance separa- Local cities are working on policies to deal with noise tion, the less noise. Next, the heat pump concerns with heat pumps. unit must be installed carefully to minimize vibration. It should be securely bolted to a heavy, level foundation to reduce vibration of the unit. All panels, grills and doors on the unit must be tightly secured to prevent vibration (and rubber shims added, if necessary). Third, a sound barrier may be installed between the heat pump and the offended ear. Mr. Lim has installed a tall wood fence. The devil is in the details. The fence must be without gaps and long and tall enough to break the line of sight between the noise source and the ear. A pre-cast, modular concrete fence would offer superior noise-dampening performance. Another way to add a sound barrier would be to upgrade the bedroom window on the neighbour’s house. A non-opening, triple pane window installed carefully with insulation in all spaces around the frame would significantly reduce the noise level inside the neighbour’s bedroom. Mr. Lim could, of course, offer to share the cost of the window upgrade. Finally, the heat pump needs routine maintenance. The accumulation of dirt and debris on the fan’s blades will cause imbalance and noise. Worn gaskets will permit vibration and noise. People expect peace and quiet in their home for restful sleep. It is not appropriate for civic officials to suggest that noise complainers just have to grimace and bear it. Every community must have a carefully thought out noise bylaw that ensures a level of 45 to 55 decibels at the exterior wall for new installations. D. B. Wilson, Port Moody

Keep pushing on Coq. pesticide ban The Editor, Re. “Spray ban possible” (The Tri-City News, March 9). A letter to Coquitlam Coun. Selina Robinson: Thank you for your persistence in bringing forward the issue of banning the use of pesticides for cosmetic reasons. As a parent and Coquitlam resident who cares about human in- ROBINSON fluences on our global environment and health, I totally support your initiative. We need to care less about killing weeds and more about the health of our future — kids and other living things included. This one’s a no-brainer as far as I’m concerned. Let’s get it done and move on to other issues, such as reducing levels of poverty in our communities. Jennie Boulanger, Coquitlam

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Kids get high marks in financial literacy — and get paid to do it A speaker on personal finances used the oldest trick in the book to get Terry Fox students to pay attention to his money-mana g ement message. He gave away cash. James Cunningham, a speaker and stand-up comic who has tailored a program on financial literacy for high school students, gave away loonies, $5 bills and even a $50 bill to get kids to buy into his message that kids need money smarts. The son of an accountant, Cunningham said he isn’t afraid to talk about the “boring” subject of money and peppered his talk last week with jokes and gags and even a dance contest so as not to lose his audience of Grade 11 and 12 students. “Broke people, where are you?” Cunningham said as he scanned the bleachers. “Who wants to win some money?” He listed five basic groups of broke teenagers: • those who buy gas for their parents’ cars in $2 increments; • those who take the bus (“singles clubs for broke people”); • those who think Kraft Dinner is an essential food group; • those who borrow money from the piggy banks of younger siblings; • and those who think their pants are magic when they find money in the pockets. Then he began deliv-

ering the serious message about how students can avoid money problems in the future. To make sure they were following along, he gave money to those students who answered simple questions or were interviewed in front of the audience. “Know your flow, where does it come from, where does it go,” Cunningham told Port Coquitlam students, pointing out that teenage spending accounts for $100 billion in consumer activity in North America yet young people earn only $5.6 billion from part-time and summer jobs, gifts and allowances. He told them the typical North American wallet is stuffed with

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Evening water sprinkling may be a thing of the past as Metro Vancouver mulls tighter restrictions to preserve its water supply on hot summer days. Metro is contemplating amendments to its Water Shortage Response Plan that would limit residential lawn sprinkling to just 4 to 9 a.m. in the mornings on three days a week — an increase of one from the current two-day limit during the summer sprinkling restriction period. Currently, lawn sprinkling from June 1 to Sept. 30 is allowed from 4 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. on two permitted days a week. Even-numbered addresses get Wednesdays and Saturdays, while odd addresses can sprinkle T h u r s d ay s a n d Sundays. Under the proposed change, residents would also get to sprinkle on either Saturday or Sunday mornings, giving them an overall 15-hour window each week to green up their lawns. M e t r o Vancouver generally has plenty of drinking water but the system struggles to deliver enough water throughout the region at peak times in the summer. M e t r o p o l i cy and planning department senior engineer Stan Woods estimates the new measures wo u l d c u t t h e water use rate at peak hours by 12 per cent and by three per cent on peak days. Demand is lower in mor nings than evenings and Woods said the change would spread lawn sprinkling demand out more evenly over the week. It would also be easy to enforce, with evening sprinkling banned outright. Woods points to the experience in Abbotsford, where morning-only sprinkling rules have been in effect the last three summers with “relatively few complaints.”

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Metro Vancouver is declaring victory in its campaign to get more people to shun wasteful bottled water and drink tap water instead. A new survey has found roughly half as many people using bottled water as did in 2008, when the region set a goal of cutting bottled water use here by 20 per cent by 2010. The Mustel Group telephone survey found 11 per cent of respondents say they primarily use bottled water, compared to 21 per cent in 2008, while 85 per cent say they mainly use tap water, up from 74 per cent previously. “We actually got a 50 per cent reduction so it was well beyond what we expected,” said Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt, who sits on Metro’s water committee. The campaign,

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even the ones being recycled still carried a heavy carbon footprint. “The issue was reduction of waste and reduction of the creation of the plastics in the first place so those resources can be used for something much more beneficial,” Hunt said. Metro officials were also irked by the growing trend toward bottled water use when they had just spent $800 million in taxpayers’ dollars on a major upgrade of the water system. The region has always maintained its

water supply is among the cleanest and safest on the planet. But completion of the new Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant — at the recommendation of health officers — means water from the North Shore reservoirs that occasionally looked murky is now being filtered, removing an occasional aesthetic objection. Hunt noted it also means less chlorine is added to disinfect the water, which was another objection some had about the taste of tap water. Ninety per cent of those surveyed now agree the tap water quality is excellent or

The City of Coquitlam is seeking nominations for the 8th Annual Environmental Achievement Awards. The program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting, preserving and enhancing Coquitlam’s natural environment. Nominations can be made for individuals or groups who volunteer in Coquitlam and show their commitment to the environment. Both youth and adult nominations are encouraged. Nomination forms can be picked up at all Coquitlam civic facilities or an online application can be completed at www.coquitlam.ca.

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A Coquitlam homeowner and a city business made history this week, becoming the first in North America to install a state-of-theart “green” snow-melting system at a private home. Jeevan Thaker of Scotch Pine Avenue watched with pride and, naturally, a little anxiety Wednesday as workers on a mobile drill dug 20feet down beneath the gravel of his unfinished driveway. Beside him stood C o q u i t l a m M ayo r Richard Stewart. “It’s great to be on the leading front of this,” Thaker said, the two men watching the drill excavate the first of 40 two-storey holes in front of Thaker’s home. But the men hired by Coquitlam’s HVAC Systems aren’t drilling for oil, they’re mining a different kind of energy — geo-thermal heat. Using 40 ‘L’ shaped steel pipes, reaching 20 feet down into the ground and six feet horizontally across the top of the earth, the pipes will sit upright like bendable straws, sucking up natural heat from deep in the earth and bringing it to the surface to melt snow and ice from just below the concrete of Thaker’s driveway. Unlike buried electrical coils or hot-water systems that do the same job, geo-thermal heat carries with it no operating or maintenance costs and the system will run as long as the core of our planet is warm. While the heat is free, the system and installation are not. “This project here, you’re looking at between $20,000 to $25,000,” said Glen Bereti of HVAC Systems, not-

ing that costs vary depending chiefly on the difficulty of drilling required to reach the subterranean heat. And while the long black right-angled pipes, or “Geo Hot Rods,” look simple enough, their technology is a closely-guarded trade secret under patent by Richmond developer, Free Energy Solutions. Without giving too much away, Free Energy president and CEO Alf Sanderson told The TriCity News Wednesday that the “hot rods” are filled with a sand-like “thermal superconductor material” that is completely har mless to the environment if leaked. HVAC Systems president Paul Aucoin said that in the short time they’ve teamed up with Free Energy to distribute Geo Hot Rods, they’ve had requests for trials come in from places as far afield and as frigid as Montreal and Regina, as well as doing trial installations at bus stops and street corners in Richmond and Langley. And, if Stewart gets his way, we could all soon be walking in warmth and safety on the winter sidewalks of Coquitlam.

“I see applications for this for the city in those dangerous frosty areas in front of seniors’ centres, for example,” Stewart said. “Imagine if you save just one hip operation. The cost to the health care system of a slip and fall is enormous. If we could take that sidewalk in front of the seniors’ centre and for a few thousand make it so from this point forward it won’t be frosty... imagine the benefits.” Stewart said he met with HVAC Systems at the Scotch Pine site to discuss the logistics of installing Geo Hot Rods on sidewalks around seniors’ and community centres and around busy areas of the city centre. “I plan to take it back to the city and really contemplate it in those areas,” the mayor said. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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Persians celebrate new year with food, family Noruz festivities in the Tri-Cities

PERSIAN NEW YEAR FIRE FESTIVAL The Persian New Year Fire Festival will run from 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. There will be music, dance and fire jumping. The organizers are going to explain the tradition, its philosophy and the rite of leaping over fire.

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Spring is just around the corner and that has many across the TriCities stocking up on goldfish, mirrors, hyacinths and potted grass as they prepare to party like it’s 1390. On March 20, Persian Canadians including Reza Rismani of Port Coquitlam will celebrate the first day of the Persian New Year and bid farewell to the ’80s. That is the 1380s as the moder n Persian calendar begins in the year AD 622, when the prophet Mohammed is said to have journeyed from Mecca to Medina. Literally translated from the Farsi language meaning, “New Day,” Noruz, like new-year celebrations in most cultures, is a festival of food, friends and family.

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Above left, Reza Shad makes bread called sangak in preparation for Noruz, the Persian new year celebrations, at Kandoo bakery and restaurant in Port Coquitlam. Above right, Zohreh Aramianin traditional dress, with festive food. It also has some unique traditions that set it apart; most importantly, a table set with the “seven S’s,” said Rismani: “Sib, somac, serke, samanoo, sabzi, sonbol and seke,” translate respectively into: apples, sumac (a shrub), vinegar, wheat extract, green grass, hyacinths and gold coins, Rismani said. The precise symbolism of each object can vary depending whom you ask but

together the seven items represent nourishment, new life and prosperity. “And then, of course, you always have water and a holy book — whether the Bible or Qur’an — and a mirror,” which, Rismani explained, represents selfawareness and reflection on the past. Add a live goldfish in a bowl of clear water to represent movement through life and all that’s

left is to wait and watch for the spring equinox. When The Tri-City News caught up with R i s m a n i i n Po C o ’s Kandoo Restaurant and Bakery, which he has owned and operated in Shaughnessy Square for more than six years, he was busy making preparations to bring in the requisite grasses, flowers, spices and baked goods that customers are already looking for at his

restaurant and grocery. Clearing space among the bins of chickpea cookies, pistachios, figs and flour for the seasonal arrivals, Rismani said his shop is providing not only all of the

cludes not just Iranians but some Armenians, T u rk s , G e o r g i a n s , Uzbeks, Azerbaijanis and Afghans, as well — more and more Persians are now choosing to live in the this area, he said. “Coquitlam’s a very multicultural city. Once some people come and they are welcomed, then more keep coming.” tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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TODAY: Friday, March 11 POCO POWWOW Port Coquitlam’s Awakening the Spirit of Ya-Xwa Powwow Committee is hosting its second annual powwow celebration all weekend at Kwayhquitlum middle school (3280 Flint St., Port Coquitlam). Beginning Friday at 7 p.m. and continuing from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, all are welcome to attend for some exciting First Nations singing, dancing and drumming as well as food and vendors. For more information about this non-profit event, call Lolita at 604-944-1415 or Verna at 778-809-4738.

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Sponsored by The Tri-City News, the 11th annual Port Moody Canadian Film Festival runs Thursday to Sunday at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). All shows start between 7 and 9:30 p.m., with Cooking with Stella a and Fathers and Sonss playing tonight, Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Moviee and d Chloee playing Saturday, and Gunlesss at 7 p.m. Sunday followed by a wrap party in the Galleria. Tickets for all shows are available at the Inlet Theatre every day of the festival starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 HAPPY NEW YEAR 1390 Celebrate the Persian New Year of 1390 with festive storytime fun and handicrafts for the whole family at the Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre branch (3001 Burlington Dr., Coquitlam). Learn more about Iranian culture and customs and enter to win in the book draw. This free event runs from 2 to 3 p.m. but seats are limited so please register by calling Shirley at 604-937-3221.

ETCHED IN TIME Coquitlam Heritage Society’s Bridging Generations series continues with a seminar on traditional glass etching from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Space is limited for this free hands-on seminar so call 604-516-6151 to book a spot. Due to safety concerns, no children under 16 years are allowed to participate.

PIANO AT THE SALON Considered one of the top Canadian pianists of her generation, May Ling Kwok will perform works by Mozart, Haydn, Chopin and Liszt beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Place des Arts’ Leonore Peyton Salon (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Tickets for this solo performance are $13.50 for adults, $11 for students and seniors, and are available by phone at 604-6641636.

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From the left, Port Moody Canadian Film Festival board members Don Ullock, Marie Raines and Lorri Petrie join president Flo Bullock as they toast to a successful festival this weekend. Imagine: More than Just Desserts, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Robinson Show Theatre (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). Co-hosted by Steve Darling of Global TV, the night will feature a panel of professional chefs serving culinary treats and bestowing awards for best dishes from local restaurants. Entertainment will also be provided by the Underground Circus show, raffles and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $55 and are available at imagine.sharesociety.ca. For more information, call Heather at 604-529-5107 or visit imagine. sharesociety.ca.

DO YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH? “Is It Crazy To Be A Person of Faith?” That’s the title and theme of a discussion hosted by UBC Regent College professor John Stackhouse, who will respond to the challenge of atheism and explore reasons why Christians may not be so crazy after all. The discussion will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at a cost of $25 in advance or $30 at the door, with a lunch included. Financial subsidies are available if needed. The event is hosted at the Coquitlam Alliance Church (2601 Spuraway Ave., Coquitlam). For more information, email info@cachurch.ca, call 604-464-6744 or visit cachurch.ca.

Sunday, March 13 A DASH OF IRISH The St. Paddy’s Day Run begins at 8:30 a.m. at Port Moody

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SPORTS SWAP KidSport Tri-Cities is holding its annual spring used sporting goods sale from 10 to 2 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam rec complex (2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam). Families are encouraged to donate their used sporting goods by dropping them off any time before or on the day of the sale at the PoCo rec centre, the Port Moody rec centre, Poirier sport and leisure complex, Cyclone Taylor Sports (562J Clarke Rd., Coquitlam) or Corner Sports (2276 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam). All sporting equipment including bicycles, will be accepted. all proceeds from the sale will benefit KidSport Tri-Cities, helping enroll local youth in organized sports.

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African adventure aimed at teaching Students at PoCo’s École des Pionniers are heading to Senegal next week By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

If you don’t count the two hours for his one and only cross-border shopping excursion, this will be Owen Lewis’ first international trip. And what a journey he’s taking. Next week, the 17-year-old Grade 12 student at Port Coquitlam’s École des Pionniers will join 25 other young B.C. francophones and their chaperones to visit schools and an orphanage in the Republic of Senegal, in west Africa. There, they will distribute thousands of dollars worth of donations, including clothes, books, laptop computers, children’s bed sheets, prescription eyeglasses, personal supplies and cash. Despite his lack of travel experience, Lewis has been preparing for the humanitarian project for two years, having studied the developing country through Perspectives Mondiales (PM), ( ) an online cultural studies course run through École des Pionniers and offered as an elective to students throughout Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, or CSF, the province’s francophone school district. To apply for the two-and-a-half week trip, called Yaakaar 2011 (“yaakaar” means hope in the Senegalese Wolof language), PM students had to submit a formal application with references, commit $3,500 for travel expenses and raise a minimum of $500 for donations, said principal Jocelyne Fortin, who will accompany the students for the third — and last — year to the M’bour region, about 80 km south of the capitol of Dakar. “We just didn’t want kids who wanted to go on a trip,” Fortin said. “I said to them, ‘If you want to go to Africa, get the money and go yourself.’ This is very much a humanitarian effort that we’re doing. It changes them profoundly and many of them, when they get older, will be part of organizations like Doctors Without Borders. I am sure of it.” Modelled after Pinetree secondary school’s Global Perspectives 12, the CSF course was introduced by former Pionniers principal Raymond Lemoine in 2006. The next school year, he and an adult delegation, including Fortin, visited the Senegalese area that the students were to study and they committed to a three-year program that involved helping 60 of the most needy youth in three schools. In March 2009, the first 30 francophone students arrived on the continent, armed with aid.

Fortin said educators are now re-evaluating the PG program to see if they want to renew their involvement with M’bour or chose another Frenchspeaking city. The aim, she said, is to educate and empower rather than offer charity. “They don’t want us to build schools or buildings,” Fortin said. “They would be very embarrassed if we came all the way to do that. They want to learn from us.” Grade 11 Pionniers student Tiana Chan, 16, said she took the PM class “to make me think about other people in the rest of the world” and has collected about $1,000 worth of personal supplies from family, friends and neighbours as well as her eye doctor and dentist. “I don’t think I’ll go to Africa many times in my life,” Emmanuel Brassard, 16, added. “I want to learn about the ethnic groups when I’m there and I think, when I get back... maybe, I’ll see things differently.” jwarren@tricitynews.com CRAIG HODGE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Owen Lewis, Tiana Chan and Emmanuel Brassard, students at École des Pionniers in Port Coquitlam, will head to Senegal next Thursday as part of a humanitarian trip with 25 other B.C. francophone students in the Perspectives Mondiales program.

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Students take trip to the past Best, PMSS kids will visit sites of WWII atrocities By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Spring break typically conjures up images of sunny, sandy beaches or snow-covered ski hills. But for a group of School District 43 high school students, this year’s spring break won’t be nearly so scenic, though it will likely be more meaningful. Students from Dr. Charles Best and Port Moody secondary schools will be touring the cells, administration offices and gas chambers of Auschwitz, where 1.1 million Jewish men, women and children were killed between 1942 and 1945, and will volunteer their time to do restoration work at the museum. It’s a trip of a lifetime and four of 27 students who spoke to The TriCity News this week said they expect the trip to Berlin, Krakow, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic will be life-changing. In addition to touring and working at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Krakow and visiting the Jewish Museum in Berlin, they’ll tour Potsdamer Platz, the plaza that divided the American, British and Soviet sectors after the race to capture Germany in the Second World War, and visit Brandenburg Gate, the symbol for the fall of the Berlin wall and the reunification of Germany in 1989. They’ll also visit the salt mines in Krakow and take in key landmarks in Prague. It was Best teacher Ken Ipe who provided the historical context for the trip and arranged the tour to give students added context to their studies about genocide in his Social Justice 12 class and his WWII history lessons. Ipe said the trip is another teachable moment, similar to the Holocaust Symposium

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Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library is offering its free Reading Buddies program this spring for young readers in Grades 1 to 3. This program is a great way for children who would like to be better readers, to have fun and get extra practice. Little Buddies are paired with teen volunteers for 30 minutes of reading in a supportive environment. You can pick up an application form at the Terry Fox Library information desk. The next session runs Tuesdays, April 12 to May 17, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Orientation for teens is April 5. To register for the program or for more information, phone 604-927-7999.

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Sally Arang, Jenna Watkins, Amanda Cheu and Jesse Velay-Vitow of Dr. Charles Best secondary school are among 27 students from Best and Port Moody secondary who will be volunteering at the Auschwitz Museum in Krakow, Poland as part of an eight-day tour of important historical sites in Europe during spring break. he organizes each year. The students said lear ning about the Holocaust and other genocides and hearing stories from holocaust survivors during the symposium last year inspired them to learn more. “It really resonated with me. I think the trip will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to go there and to help restore the place,” said Amanda Cheu. Jenna Watkins said she expects to come home changed when she sees the artifacts and learns about the individuals who lived and died at Auschwitz. “When you see the faces [in photographs] and understand what happened, it hits you: That could be you.” Some of the students also hoped the trip would inspire them to fight other social injustices, such as genocides in Africa and elsewhere, and be more active in other issues where human rights are threatened. “If we step into this one and we understand it, in the future, we may be more willing to

help others,” said Sally Arang, also in Grade 12. For Jesse Velay-Vitow, the trip will be an opportunity to delve into his own family history. His paternal grandparents were Russian Ukrainian

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Spring is coming and it’s for the birds GREEN SCENE Elaine Golds

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ith a little sunshine and warming weather, spring certainly seems to be in the air. At least, that’s what the birds seem to think. The large winter feeding flocks of small songbirds have long dispersed and most of our resident birds are now paired up with a mate for the coming season. Even though the nesting season is not yet quite here, the hunt is on for suitable nesting sites. Last week along Noons Creek, I watched, entranced, as a Bewick’s wren thoroughly investigated every nook and cranny in search of the best possible nesting cavity. Early spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the birds at Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam. Two upcoming guided nature walks, with a focus on great blue herons, will be offered on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 27. The walks will start at 9:30 a.m. and last approximately two hours. Led by volunteers from the Burke Mountain Naturalists and Colony Farm Park Association, the walks will also provide an opportunity to learn more about the habitat at Colony Farm and why so many species of birds are found there. The walks will start from the parking lot at the far end of Colony Farm Road, which intersects at a traffic light with Lougheed Highway. Great blue herons are one of several species at-risk that rely on habitat at Colony Farm. During spring and summer, herons catch mostly fish or frogs for food. They can often been seen along local creeks and shorelines or, sometimes, in the ditches at Colony Farm. Herons are solitary hunters that patiently wait in shallow water until a small fish swims within the reach of its long neck. During the fall and winter, when fish are less abundant and water is sometimes frozen, herons turn to the open fields at Colony Farm, where they catch meadow mice and small voles. These voles are an important prey item at Colony Farm for several species of raptors as well as great blue herons. Because these herons are relatively com-

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Great blue herons congregate around the wetland at Coquitlam’s Colony Farm Regional Park where they perch on swallow boxes. mon locally, many people are surprised to learn they are a species at-risk. Unlike the great blue herons found across most of Canada, the herons along this portion of the west coast do not migrate south in the fall. Thus, they form a unique non-migratory subspecies of herons and it is this subspecies that is at-risk. These herons typically nest in a colony in groves of large trees within a few kilometres of their feeding sites. Along the coasts of

southwest mainland B.C. and Vancouver Island, many trees have been removed to make way for houses and highrise towers. Thus, herons have lost much of their essential habitat in the last century. One of the largest heron nesting colonies in the Lower Mainland is found at the mouth of the Coquitlam River in a provinciallyprotected Wildlife Management Area. The herons found at Colony Farm come from this nearby colony.

It is the excellent and reliable winter feeding opportunities in the fields at Colony Farm that are thought to account, in large part, for the success of this growing colony. While herons do not appear to form pair bonds until they move to the nesting colony in late March, they start to congregate in large groups in February. By late March, Colony Farm provides the unusual sight of as many as 50 herons in one large group. Because stands of tall trees are now in short supply throughout the Lower Mainland, herons must often share their space with nesting bald eagles. This has become more frequent in recent years as eagle populations have rebounded following the prohibition of harmful pesticides, particularly DDT. Because eagles are known to predate upon heron chicks, it seems surprising these two species would share their territory. But biologists believe that having one eagle nest nearby actually helps to protect a heronry from predation by other eagles. Losing an occasional chick to a single pair of eagles appears to be the price paid for security from a larger number of other hungry eagles. The great blue heron walks at Colony Farm are offered free of charge and no registration is required. Families with young children are most welcome. The walks will be on level ground that can be rough in places so people are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars, if possible. For more information, visit www.bmn. bc.ca. Elaine Golds is a Port Moody environmentalist who is vice-president of Burke Mountain Naturalists, chair of the Colony Farm Park Association and past president of the PoMo Ecological Society.

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Kids know: You can’t go it on your own

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here’s a little bit of Frank Sinatra in each of us. We all want to be independent and do it our way. I’ve never met anyone who, when pressed, will not admit there is a God. It’s pretty obvious when we look into our baby’s eyes, smell a rose or think about the wonders of DNA. Susan and I went to see the “Body World” exhibit a few weeks ago — I can’t imagine any person coming out of that display as an atheist. No, the problem is not believing that there is a God; the difficulty is in submitting our lives to someone greater than ourselves. Wise King Solomon wrote: Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honour God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this. At the end of the day, there’s just no where else to go but to God. A story from my childhood illustrates my point: I remember well a time when I was six years old and was staying with my uncle and auntie for a week while mom and dad were on vacation. My five-year-old sister, Heather, was with me. Auntie Phyllis was a sweetheart and Uncle Gordie was a lot of fun too — when he was sober. One evening, a couple of days after we arrived, Heather and I were very frightened by what we heard outside our bedroom. Uncle Gordie had come home drunk and was aggressively yelling at his dear wife. We’d never heard, before that dark evening, foul language and abusive tones like he was using. We’d never been exposed to marital conflict in our family home. So being the big brother, I felt we really

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Port Moody Air Cadet Addison Han recently met his grad requirements by working on airplanes. The 17-year-old Grade 12 Pinetree secondary school student learned about aircraft maintenance at the Vancouver airport during a week-long work experience stint with Aveos Canada. Han, a six-year air cadet with the 754 “Phoenix” squadron, has applied to attend the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., after graduation this spring.

SHE’S A CHAMP A young Port Coquitlam “champ” will return as a junior counsellor and role model at next weekend’s The War Amps annual B.C. Child Amputee (CHAMP) seminar. The event, which runs from March 18 to 20 in Vancouver, will see Jasmine Carlin, 16, attend sessions dealing with amputation and speak to with other young amputees. Carlin was born missing part of her left hand.

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The Tri-City News’ photographer snapped up a new job this month as chair of the Coquitlam Heritage Society. Craig Hodge was elected at the society’s AGM on March 3 to replace outgoing president Ralph Banni. Hazel Postma a of Douglas College was also selected as vice chair, Anna Tremere as secretary and Chris Worsley as treasurer. Other board members are Richard Rainey, Coquitlam Public Library director Rhian Piprell and Don Cunnings, a former city parks and recreation manager. The society oversees the Mackin House museum’s operations. p

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Holi at Dogwood; music at Glen Pine the festival and the significance of spring according to Indian customs. Living books (members of the community) will be a part of this presentation and there will be Indian snacks. This presentation is free but pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, call 604-927-6098. Dogwood Pavilion is a Coquitlam recreation facility for people 50 and older; it is located at 624 Poirier St. (entrance off of Winslow Avenue).

Dogwood Pavilion will be the site of a colourful event next week. Teresa Rehman, adult services librarian with Coquitlam Public Library, will talk about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colours, at Dogwood on Tuesday, March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Rehman will talk about the festival, which marks the end of winter and the abundance of the upcoming spring harvest season. She will talk about the legend of Holi and the story of Holika, the traditions surrounding

America. They’ll also play many old Spanish and Italian songs that were popular once upon a time. Happy hour starts at 6:30 p.m., with hot appetizers and refreshments served between 7 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for Glen Pine 50plus members, $23 for others. To register, call 604-927-6940. Glen Pine Pavilion is located at 1200 Glen Pine Crt., off Pinetree Way between Glen and Burlington drives.

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A financial watchdog for seniors By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Margaret Easton, owner of the Meridian Aging Project, offers training for banks and credit unions interested in preventing financial abuse of seniors.

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During her 30-year banking career, Margaret Easton occasionally found herself in awkward situations. She’d be watching an elderly man take out large sums of cash from his bank account for no apparent reason and was powerless to do anything about it. Was he being coerced by someone to take out the cash or was he simply buying a new car? Easton didn’t know but she hoped for the best. Privacy laws prevented her from asking questions and once when she kindly suggested that someone rethink their cash withdrawals and consider other options, such as automatic withdrawals, she was told it was none of her business. “You’ve got to expect it,” said Easton about the desire people have to protect their privacy and the financial and regulatory system that ensures those privacy rights aren’t violated. Still, how do you know when a senior is a victim of coercion or financial abuse? Easton believes there are instances where seniors are victims of financial abuse and the perpetrators of the abuse — often family members — are protected by the privacy laws that surround financial transactions. “The number of seniors is growing

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and the instances of reported financial abuse is growing, too,” said Easton, a Port Coquitlam resident, quoting Statistics Canada data from 2007 that 7% of seniors have experienced some form of financial abuse . Easton believes there must be ways to shield seniors from financial abuse, and she’s started a business, MAP, the Meridian Aging Project, offering information to businesses and financial institutions about the issues surrounding the financial affairs of seniors. Among the topics she would cover in her training, would include information on the conditions that make seniors susceptible to financial abuse, and practical solutions such as education and outreach, general detection and universal screening and legal interventions to prevent it. “What as an industry can we create as far as services and tools that would increase the safety for seniors,” Easton said. Her long years in banking, capped with recent studies in mediation and gerontology puts Easton in a unique place to help both financial organizations and seniors. Among the first orders of business is to end stereotypes that seniors are incompetent when it comes to managing their money. In fact, she says, studies have found that seniors are no worse than most people in managing their finances, and in fact their financial wisdom grows in their mid-50s.

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What seniors do experience is the rose-coloured glasses effect, Easton said, They choose to emphasize the positive over the negative and as a result are not always as suspicious as they could be. “So little is known about the psychology of aging,” said Easton, acknowledging that seniors have the same right to make a bad decision as anybody else. The trick is recognizing when they are being coerced by someone into making a damaging financial decision and having programs in place to provide information and support. Seniors and their families should know more about powers of attorney, which gives an individual the power to act on their behalf, Easton said, and financial institutions should be knowledgeable about trends in incapacity planning and upcoming regulatory changes. “I have to emphasize, financial institutions are already doing their best, I’m talking about adding to what they are doing.” She’s not alone in her assessment, The Canadian Task Force on Financial Literacy just released a report in February calling on governments, employers, educators and financial institutions to collaborate to improve the financial knowledge of Canadians. “It needs to start with the youth and move up to seniors,” Easton said. • For more information, visit www. meridianaging.com or call 604-789-4743.


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Getting the Giants and Honda promote foodbanks right assets MONEY MATTERS COLIN MACASKILL

Westwood Honda, the BC Honda Dealers and the Vancouver Giants will be making magic at Honda Fan Appreciation Night on March 18 where they will turn

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Who’s got spirit? The Society for Community Development is again hosting the Spirit of Community Awards in September and nominations for the honours are being accepted. The awards ceremony recognizes and celebrates the participation of the unsung heroes within the Tri-Cities — everyday citizens who voluntarily contribute their time, talent and/or resources to make our communities stronger and liveable for all. Currently, there are nine awards available for which citizens living in the Tri-Cities may be nominated. Categories include: • environment; • middle school youth; • youth; • arts and culture; • cultural harmony;

WALK & ROLL Dad Greg Streocher has his hands — and shoulders — full at the end of a walk with his son Nikolas, 3, along Port Moody’s popular Inlet Trail.

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Money for students Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary is once again offering an education bursary of $1,000 to a student living in the Tri-Cities. This bursary is available to any student who is planning to pursue a post-secondary education in health care. Applicants must have been a resident of the Tri-Cities for at least two years; eligibility and other details are available at local secondary schools. The closing date for submissions is March 31 and the successful applicant will be advised by April 30. Diana Wise is the chair of the Bursary Committee and can be contacted at 604-936-6189 for further information. This annual bursary was started on the 30th anniversary of the ERH Auxiliary, which was formed in 1976 to assist patients and to purchase equipment for Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody.

Free income tax help Income tax time is in full swing and Port Coquitlam’s Wilson Centre is offering free income tax preparation for low-income individuals ($20,000 or lower annual income) and couples ($35,000 or less household income). Wilson Centre has volunteers who will prepare your returns. You must book an appointment to have one of these volunteers do the work for you. The day of the appointment you need to bring: • all your forms that pertain to your income from the previous year; • a copy of the income tax form you filed from the previous year; • forms to be completed for the year you are reporting on; Wilson Centre is located at 2150 Wilson Ave. To book your appointment, call 604-927-7970.

For kids and parents Tri-City Transitions Society will present a pair of free classes — one for kids, one for parents, both beginning in April — as part of its Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) program: • Lion Tamers, an anger management group for children seven to nine years old, is an art counselling program for children who have witnessed physical, emotional or verbal abuse and need support learning healthy ways to express their anger. The class runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 6 to June. • The Courage to Parent is a four-week parenting group for parents whose families have been affected by family violence and have children seven to 18 years of age. It’s designed especially for parents to share experiences and learn more about their unique parenting concerns in a safe and supportive environment. It runs from 1 to 3 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays starting April 5 at 200-2540 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam. For more information or to register for either program, call 604-941-7111. Info is also available at www.tricitytransitions.com. Funds for the CWWA program are provided by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the United Way of the Lower Mainland and by grants from the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.

• neighbour to neighbour; • community action; • community volunteerism; • lifetime achievement. The awards ceremony will be held once again with the Taste of the Tri-Cities event on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. The event demonstrated its ability to bring the community together for a night of celebration, raising community spirit and civic pride. Nominations for these awards are open and the deadline for nominations is June 3. Those who know a volunteer who goes above and beyond for our community are encouraged to make their recommendations by filling out the online form at www.societyforcommunitydevelopment.com.

Coquitlam e t a d Optimist ClubUp Optimist Club Offers Scholarships to Student Orators The Coquitlam Optimist Club is offering $500 in prizes and an opportunity to win scholarships with values up to $2500 in Optimist International’s 2011 Oratorical Contest. Contestants must give a 4-5 minute speech on the topic “If I Were Leader of the Free World, the First Issue I Would Address Would Be...” The Oratorical Contest is open to students under 19 years of age as of December 31, 2010. The age limit has changed from previous years, giving older students a chance to compete. The Coquitlam Optimist Club will award cash prizes of $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $50 for third place. The first and second place winners will have the chance to advance through zone and regional oratorical contests. Regional winners will compete at the Pacific Northwest District contest with the opportunity to win a $2,500 college scholarship. The Coquitlam Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest will be held on April 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam. To enter, students must fill out an application form and submit it to the club by March 18, 2011. Applications and detailed contest rules are available by e-mailing the Coquitlam Optimist Club at coquitlamoptimists@gmail.com. Optimist International has been conducting Oratorical Contests since 1928. The Coquitlam Optimist Club is one of nearly 2,000 Optimist clubs in Canada, United States and the Caribbean that hold Oratorical Contests each year. Optimist International awards more than $150,000 in college scholarships annually from this program.

Optimists and Curl BC Partner to Provide Curling Development Camps The Optimist Clubs of British Columbia have partnered with Curl BC to provide curling development camps throughout the province. The camps provide novice to intermediate (9-11 year old) curlers with the opportunity to learn from more experienced 15-17 curlers under the leadership of a certified trainer. The youngsters learn skills including how to release the rock, make in-turns and out-turns, hold the broom properly and maintain their balance. A typical camp also includes snacks, lunch, relays and a short game of curling to conclude the day. Optimist and curling instructor Al Kersey says curling is a great sport for kids because each team member is involved in every play and “you don’t have to be bigger, stronger or faster to go from playground to podium.” To fund the camps the Optimist Clubs and Curl BC are conducting a raffle with $5,000 grand prize (BC Gaming License No. 111340). In addition, there will be three $1,000 prizes and five $500 prizes. Tickets cost $20 each and are available from the Coquitlam Optimist Club or your

local curling club. Only 1,600 tickets will be sold. The 2011 draw will be held at 9:30 pm on March 28th. The draws will be made during the post-game celebrations at the Coquitlam Curling Club, 640 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC.

Local Optimists Honoured

Connie Pollock

Coquitlam Optimists Connie Pollock and Rick Todd have been honoured as Zone 2 Optimists of the Quarter for their outstanding service. At quarterly zone meetings members of Optimists’ Zone 2 (Fraser Valley) select an Optimist of the Quarter from among nominations submitted by each club. Connie Pollock was honoured for organizing a “Breakfast with Santa” for local Brownies, Sparks Cubs and Beavers. The admission price was a donation the Share Food Bank. The event netted 245 lbs. of food. Rick Todd was honoured for his efforts to acquire floor curling equipment and put together a program to share the equipment with local schools.

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• Start of 3-day special program, “Let it be known you are God,â€? at Trinity Chapel, 2624 Spring St., Port Moody; deliverance service, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Other events on Saturday and Sunday. This free event is hosted by The Redeemed Christian Church of God. Info: 604-710-4754 or 604 374-1004. • 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.

• Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary is offering an education bursary of $1,000 to a student living in the Tri-Cities who is planning to pursue a post-secondary education in health care. Applicants must have been a resident of the Tri-Cities for at least two years. Eligibility and other details are available at local secondary schools. Closing date for submissions is March 31 and the successful applicant will be advised by April 30. Info: Diana Wise, chair of the bursary committee, 604-936-6189. see page g A35 35

• Great blue heron nature walk, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Colony Farm Regional Park (meet at end of Colony Farm Road off Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam), hosted by Burke Mountain Naturalists. Free and open to all ages; no registration required. Info: www.bmn.bc.ca or 604937-3483. Another walk also scheduled for March 27. • Day 2 of 3-day special program, “Let it be known you are God,â€? at Trinity Chapel, 2624 Spring St., Port Moody; healing service, 7-9 p.m. Other events on Sunday. This free event is hosted by The Redeemed Christian Church of God. Info: 604-710-4754 or 604 374-1004. • Stage 43’s next production, “Hay Fever,â€? is supporting performer Roger Meloche as he cuts his hair to benefit Harold Peters in The Ride to Conquer Cancer, 6 p.m., Dewey’s Pub (1125 Nicola Ave, PoCo). Tickets $15 at the door or by calling 604-944-2744 or 604-941-6476; donate at www.conquercancer.ca/goto/haroldpeters.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 • Riverview Horticultural Centre Society guided tree walk on the Riverview Hospital grounds; meet at 1 p.m. at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. Directions or info: 604-290-9910 or www.rhcs. org. • Day 3 of 3-day special program, “Let it be known you are God,â€? at Trinity Chapel, 2624 Spring St., Port Moody; breakthrough/celebration service, 10 a.m.-noon. This free event is hosted by The Redeemed Christian Church of

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR continued from page A34 • Baker’s Corner Parent Participation Pre-school, with classes for 3- and 4-year-olds, is accepting registrations for the 2011/’12 school year; classes start in September 2011 and pre-school is located inside Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: www. bakerscornerpreschool. com or 604-461-5848. • Friendly Forest Preschool is accepting applications for September 2012. Friendly Forest is a play-based parent cooperative. Drop off your application or mail to 2505 Sunnyside Rd., Anmore. Info: www.friendlyforestpreschool.com. • Little Neighbours Pre-school is accepting registrations for the 2011/’12 school year. Little Neighbours is a playbased, parent-participation pre-school located at 155 Finnigan St. Info: 604-521-5158 or www. littleneighbours.com. • The Family Resource Centre at Westwood elementary school, in co-operation with School District 43, is offering multi-sensory literacy tutoring; one-hour sessions at 4 p.m. are available to all children ages 5-8 in the Tri-Cities. Info: ldafrasernorth@gmail.com. • Registration is ongoing for boys and girls for the 5th Coquitlam Scouting group for the Beaver Colony (K–Grade 2), Cub Pack (Grades 3–5) and Scout Troop (Grades 6–8). This Scouting group meets at Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: casanna@shaw.ca. • Girl Guides takes registrations on an ongoing basis for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and adult women volunteers. Training and mentoring available for new volunteers. Info: www. girlguides.ca or call 1-800565-8111. • Kiddies Korner Preschool still has spaces available. Info: 604-9414919 or info@kkp.ca. • Tri-City Transitions is hosting My Money, My Choices: Financial Education for Women, a free program designed to empower women survivors of domestic violence. The program focus is to increase women’s eco-

nomic participation and self-sufficiency through financial education and skill. Info & registration: 604-941-6311 • 754 Phoenix Air Cadet Squadron is accepting registrations for girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 18. If you like camping, hiking, sports, flying, precision drill, first aid, robotics, biathlon, range, band, flight principles or air navigation, Cadets is for you. The squadron has year-long programs, including summer camps. To register, visit Moody elementary school (2717 St. Johns St., PoMo) at 6:30 p.m. on a

Wednesday. Info: 604-9368211. • Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides individual and group counselling for children ages 3 through 18 who have lived in a family where they have been witness to physical, emotional, mental or verbal abuse. Through support, education and counselling children will have the opportunity to heal the emotional wounds of relationship violence, build self-esteem and to stop the intergenerational cycle of abuse. This program is a free service for Tri-City families. Info: 604-941-7111. • Specialized Victim

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VOLUNTEERS • The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support

HELP FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN • Tri-City Transitions is offering groups for both parents and children who are going through separation and divorce. Groups will help children cope with this confusing time and understand their feelings. Info: Kathy, 604941-7111, Ext. 106. is provided. If you’re interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding experience, pick up an information package at Options Community Services, 9815-140th St., Surrey or email claudiak@ scss.ca. Next training starts soon. • Canadian Cancer

Society seeks volunteer drivers and volunteer driver dispatchers in the Tri-Cities to drive cancer patients to appointments. Info: Kim, 604-215-5207 or kaubert@bc.cancer.ca. • North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs volunteers to help groom and

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR continued from page A35 • Scouts francophones is looking for volunteers to be youth leaders (who can fulfill practicum hours, too). Info: 604-936-3624. • 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 appointments. Volunteers are reimbursed for costs. More drivers are needed for Meals on Wheels (3 hours once a week). Volunteers also needed for reception Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-520-6621 or email volunteer@seniorsservicessociety.ca or visit www. seniorsservicessociety.ca. • Canadian Red Cross is recruiting volunteers for its PoCo Medical Equipment Loan Service Depot; duties include client service, data entry and equipment maintenance; training is provided for all positions. Depot is located at #104–1776 Broadway St. and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 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. • PLEA Community Services of B.C is looking for volunteers 19 years and older who are interested in spending three hours a week mentoring an at-risk child or youth. Info: Jodi, 604-927-2929 or www.kidstart.ca. • New View Society is recruiting new board members living in the Tri-Cities – someone with an accounting or legal background, or parent advocates of mental health. Fundraising experience or previous board experience would be an asset. For more information about these positions, email Gisela at gisela-newview@ shaw.ca or Judy at judyjackson@shaw.ca. • Canadian Cancer Society is looking for cancer survivors to be peer volunteers, providing one-on-one support on the telephone and/or in-person to people living with cancer. Training provided. Info: 604-253-8470. • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is looking for volunteer tutors for Study Buddy program, which gives young girls the educational support they need by matching them in a one-to-one tutoring relationship. To be a Study Buddy volunteer, you must be female, age 19 or older, have a high school diploma, some post-secondary education (completed or in-process), and some experience helping others learn. Study Buddies spend one hour a week tutoring a Little Sister for a minimum of six months. Info: Elske, 604-873-4525 Ext. 301 or studybuddy@bigsisters. bc.ca. • Coast Mental Health needs volunteers to be program assistants in forensics, social rec leaders and one-on-one workers at transitional forensics homes located

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ONGOING • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo: meat draws Tuesdays, 4 p.m.; Fridays, 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. • Burquitlam Community Association holds its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Sir Frederick Banting middle school, Coquitlam. • Société francophone de Maillardville hosts Café-Croissant, a free activity, every Wednesday, 10 to 11:30

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a.m. at Maillardville francophone Centre, 942-B, Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. Participants can learn more about the community of Maillardville. Info: 604-515-7070. • Glenayre Scottish country dancers meet Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. New members welcome, all levels beginner to advanced, singles and couples. • St. John Ambulance volunteer medical first responders meetings held every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tri-Cities branch, 2338 Clarke St., Port Moody. New members welcome to attend. Info: 604-931-3426 or www.sja. ca/bc. • St. John Ambulance volunteer youth cadets meetings, for people ages 6 to 21, held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Tri-Cities branch, 2338 Clarke St., Port Moody. New members welcome to attend. Info: 604-931-

LEND A HAND AT FOOD BANK • Physically fit volunteers needed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. at the Share Family and Community Services food bank to load and unload truck. Volunteers must be able to work with loads ranging from 30-150 pounds. Commitment of 3-6 months and access to a car are desirable. Info: 604-931-2450. 3426 or www.sja.ca/bc. • Northside Foursquare Church free clothing giveaway every Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. at its Grace Campus, 2606 Kingsway, PoCo (at same time as food bank); children’s and adults’ clothing available, limits will be enforced. • Weekly thrift sales, Wednesday, noon-9 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity United church, corner of Shaughnessy Street and Prairie Avenue, PoCo. Info: 604-942-0022. • Do you enjoy meeting people who come from other countries? And sharing information about Canada while learning about others’ cultures?

Help others adjust to life in Canada, improve their conversational English, and learn about the world. Info: Julie, 604-936-3900, Ext. 185 or juliebond@ society.ca. • Sea Cadets for youth aged 12 to 18 years old meets at the Old Mill Boathouse at Rocky Point Park (Port Moody) on Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. For information visit www.regions.cadets. forces.gc.ca/pac/201sea/ or contact Lt(N) Shannon McGee at co.201sea@ cadets.net or call 604-9390301. • Tri-City Transitions offers free ongoing counselling services on

weekdays for women who have experienced abuse/ violence in their relationships or childhood abuse, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse. Info: 604-941-7111, Ext. 103. Call 604-941-7111 ext. 112. • Rotary Club of Coquitlam holds its monthly soup kitchen in the basement of Como Lake United church, noon-1:30 p.m., the third Saturday of each month. • Como Lake United church (535 Marmont, Coquitlam) thrift and furniture shop open Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Thursdays (thrift shop), 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Free ESL classes for new immigrants are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, provided as a free community service project by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3345 Robson Dr., Coquitlam. Info: in Korean, 604-552-2305; Chinese, 604-944-7245; other, 604468-8938; also: www.english4free.net.

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including medications and monthly utility bills, will always remain a top priority. However, men and women who must begin living on a fixed income need to prioritize how they spend their discretionary funds. For instance, a membership at the local country club can cost several thousands of dollars per year, whereas the local public golf course only charges players each time they play. While the country club might have a better course, it could be more prudent to choose the public course and save the cost of a private membership instead. • Find it for free. Men and women pay for many services each month that they could very well find for free. For example, in addition to books, many local libraries now allow members to check out CDs and DVDs at no cost. The same also goes for magazines. Instead of paying a monthly subscription cost, visit the local

library and read the magazines there for free. If the local library does not have your favourite periodical, the content could very well be available for free online. • Expect the unexpected. One of the worst things that can happen to a person on a fixed income is to encounter an unexpected cost. This can include an unforeseen hospital visit, a costly auto repair or even inflation that wasn’t factored into your initial fixed income budget. Men and women on fixed incomes should expect such emergencies and save accordingly each month. Saving money should never go out of style, and those on fixed incomes should still attempt to save money each month. Coming in under budget and making the most of it can make the difference between capably handling an emergency or being forced to consider unattractive alternatives. — Metro Creative

There’s no longer a magic number for retirement. Some people find that they want to work past the traditional retirement age while others discover they need to. In addition, some retirees discover that they actually liked working and want to return to work rather than settle into retirement. Many people are foregoing retirement and staying with the workforce. Why? No single reason applies to everyone, but finances often come into play. Thanks to a troubled economy that has carried over into the workplace, pensions and severance packages are no longer the norm for retiring workers. When faced with the prospect of reduced funds and dwindling pensions, many choose to simply keep on working. As well, many people continue working because they enjoy it, not because of some financial necessity. Working tends to keep the mind sharp and helps seniors feel like contributing members of society. see SOME SENIORS SEEK WORK, WORK, next page

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According to a study conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, retirees who continued to work in a bridge job (meaning parttime or temporary employment) experienced fewer major diseases and fewer functional limitations than those who fully retired. (Researchers considered only physiciandiagnosed health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, lung disease, heart disease, stroke and psychiatric problems.) Seniors re-entering the workforce may want to brush up on some skills and reconnect with former employers or colleagues to make the transition easier. Here are some other strategies to consider. • Refurbish your resume: Focus on what things you can do rather than what you did in the past. You may be up against younger applicants and will have to make a case for your hire. • Be flexible: You may need health benefits more so than a high salary. You can work with an employer to develop a compensation package that is mutually beneficial. • Develop computer skills: Today’s work environment relies heavily on computer skills. It is unwise for you to think you’ll get by on experience alone. Obtain a rudimentary education in computer usage and common office programs, which can set you apart from other older applicants. • Know there’s nothing to prove: Retirees have the benefit of taking their time and finding the right fit in a post-retirement job. Unless money is an issue, shop around until you find the job that appeals to you, even if it’s part-time or for a lower salary. — Metro Creative

• Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Dogwood Pavilion and entertain as seniors’ homes weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 604-941-2375. • The Alzheimer Society of BC has two active support groups in the TriCities. One meets on the second Wednesday of each month, the other meets on the last Wednesday of each month. People who are interested in participating in a caregiver support group should call Dorothy Leclair at 604-298-0780. • Glen Pine 50Plus group plays bridge Mondays, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-927-6940. • WHO (Women Helping Others), for women who are on their own, meets Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam (behind city hall). Info: Kay, 604-469-5815. • The Pinetree 50Plus group is now called Glen Pine 50Plus and has moved to the new Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam), where lunch is served weekdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,

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Keeping active is a key for healthy golden years. in the Lemon Tree cafe. An interesting program still takes place Thursdays afternoons. Info: 604-9276940. • New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games (5 cents per card). New players welcome. Info: Catherine, 604-937-7537. • New Age Seniors meet the first Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m., McDonald-Cartier Room, Poirier community centre, 620 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Roy, 604-939-0303. • Caregiver support group meets second and fourth Friday of each month, Dogwood Pavilion,

624 Poirier St., Coquitlam, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: 604933-6098. • Monthly seniors luncheon with Jewish entertainment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Coquitlam. Info: 604-552-7221 or info@burquest.org. • Honeycombs, a group of people over 50 who entertain with song, dance and skits, meets Thursdays, 1 p.m., at Wilson Centre, PoCo. Performers plus prop, sound and stage hands needed. Info or show bookings: Frances, 604941-1745. • PoCo Stroke Recovery Branch would like to welcome new mem-

bers; meetings are held Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Wilson Centre, PoCo. There is opportunity for speech maintenance, meeting others that have gone through the similar situation and light exercises or bocce. Info: Deanna, 604-942-2334. • Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors’ concerns. Seniors’ organizations and others interested in joining, call Ernie, 604-576-9734, or email ecbayer@shaw.ca. • Old Age Pensioners Organization is holds its monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the Wilson Centre at 1 p.m. Info: Ken Heys, 604-942-1440.

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Plant now for strawberries in summer ’12 has lighter red berries and very good flavour. • Totem: This very hardy variety, developed at the Canada Research Station in Agassiz, is still a favourite for productivity and good sized fruit. • Stolo: Newer variety with large, firm, glossy fruits which keep their size throughout the season • Puget Reliance: The beauty of this variety is its generous crops of very large fruits and its reliability to produce in a wide range of growing conditions. • Chandler: A huge California variety with outstanding flavour, it does very well on the West Coast. Everbearing varieties have the unique ability to initiate fruit buds during both short and long days, providing more continuous crops. The day-neutral varieties will produce fruit under all day lengths and are perhaps the most productive, providing tasty berries all summer and into the fall. Another distinct advantage of the everbearing types is that they can flower and produce fruit and runners all at the same time. The runners will produce fruit even without rooting and this unique ability makes them ideal for growing in containers, hanging baskets and other unusual garden situations. They will also provide good quality fruit the first year. Some of the top everbearing varieties are:

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t’s hard to imagine a June garden without the mouthwatering flavour of strawberries and the good news is, planted now, both the everbearing and day-neutral varieties will produce fruit this year. For serious strawberry growers, however, the June-bearing varieties still produce high volumes of very large flavourful fruit. Traditionally, main season strawberry varieties, planted now, will develop into good sized plants over the summer and fall, then produce great crops next year. You will get a few fruits the first year but they’re just a tease for the next season. The flower buds of June berries are initiated in the shorter days of autumn, then produce good crops the following June. Some of the great June-bearing varieties for our area are: • Hood: This variety has very large dark red cone-shaped berries on upright vigourous plants. It has great flavour and is terrific fresh and for jams. • Rainier: The good sized berries of this variety maintain their size all through the season and have great flavour. • Sumas: This very heavy yielding variety

• Fort Laramie: This variety is noted for its vast runner production and is often sold as a ‘climbing’ variety. It has good sized, very flavourful fruit. • Quinault: Still one of the best ‘everbearing’ varieties, it has good sized, very flavourful fruit. Some of the top ‘day neutral’ varieties are: • Tristar: This variety is still one of the most popular ‘day neutrals’. It has medium sized flavourful berries and is very disease tolerant. • Seascape: This is a new introduction with high quality and flavourful fruits that are red all the way through. • Albion: A new variety with long conical fruits having excellent flavour and producing a constant supply of berries throughout the summer. • Eversweet: The medium to large sized berries of this variety are noted for their high sugar content. For the best results, all strawberries need a sunny location and good drainage. Growing them in raised beds or hilled rows creates not only good drainage but also warmer soil. They love moisture but it must drain away quickly to prevent root rot. Although slightly acid-loving, working well rotted manures into the soil will help get strawberry plants off to a good start. When setting out the plants, it is very impor-

tant to plant them to a depth that just covers the roots but not the stem. Planting strawberries too shallow or too deep can cause them to dry out or to rot. A good liquid starter, like Transplanter 5-15-5, used as a side dressing, will help get them off to a good start. Once flowers set, use a fertilizer like 10-15-19 with micronutrients to really size up the berries. If we get a dry spell during the ripening stage and this applies to the ‘everbearing’ and the ‘dayneutrals’, make sure you water thoroughly and deeply to keep the plants growing and to maintain their sweetness. Strawberries taste great and they also do lots of other terrific things for us. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in their research on strawberries, discovered that a strawberry flavonoid, called fisetin, can stimulate signalling pathways in the brain, thus enhancing long term memory. Strawberries also lower systolic blood pressure and can reduce the risk of heart disease. This berry is also high in folate that can help lower the risk factors in heart disease. Strawberries are also loaded with vitamins C and K, contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium and are an excellent source of anti-oxidants. March is a great time to begin planting, so find a spot in your garden and enjoy some wonderful flavour this year and for years to come.

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Sport BC recognizes athletes By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Seven Coquitlam residents are being hailed as heroes by the federation for amateur sport in the province. For their selfless contributions as coaches, o f f i c i a l s, m e n t o r s and administrators, furthering the cause amateur athletics in Coquitlam, Sport BC is honouring each of these folks with a Community Sports Hero Award at a ceremony in Coquitlam on Tuesday. Bryan Gee Currently a teacher at Riverside secondary, Bryan has been coaching volleyball in Coquitlam for more than 14 years. At Riverside, he has developed one of the bestrated girls’ volleyball programs in B.C. and his AAA club recently finished second in the provincial championships. Bryan has also instr ucted hundreds o f g i rl s w i t h t h e Coquitlam Ducks where he has remained as coach for more than a decade. In addition, Bryan is recognized for providing a positive and fun athletic environment for female athletes in Coquitlam. Jim Lacroix Jim has worn several different hats with the Special Olympics BC organization over 20 years. From coaching swimming to snowshoeing to serving on the executive committee as Coquitlam’s pro g ram coordina-

tor, Jim is recognized for always going the extra mile to ensure his Special Olympic athletes have every oppor tunity available to them. Sport BC and Jim’s colleagues acknowledge his strong work ethic, knowledge of sport and love for coaching. For those traits, he’s been chosen to head up many re gional and provincial teams with Special Olympics BC and is one of the most highly regarded volunteers with the Special Olympics in Coquitlam. Teena and Steve Frost Sport BC chose to recognize this Coquitlam couple for their commitment to teaching kids how to develop self-esteem through sports. The husband and wife team created an allgirls basketball group called “Just a Bunch of Girls” that focuses on skill-building both on and off the court. The pair have even started a basketball club for girls aged four to six, teaching the rules and fundamental skills of the game. Aside from basketball, Teena and Steve also coach Coquitlam soccer teams and have been strong proponents of youth fitness in schools. Garry Hornsberger Garry has been actively engaged in promoting the sport of archery at all levels of the game in B.C. see AWARDS, page 46

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Brendan Gulka of the Valley West Hawks (right) tangles with Vancouver Northeast Chiefs’ Matt Allan of Coquitlam during a Major Midget playoff game at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday.

Wednesday’s win means Cats secure series lead By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The Port Moody Black Panthers have taken the lead in their second-round bestof-seven hockey playoff series against the Abbotsford Pilots with a 2-1 win Wednesday night at home. The Cats trailed for most of the tightlyplayed, low-scoring affair after the Abbotsford Pilots’ Adam Rossi scored in the opening minutes of the game on a feed

from Justin Dorey. However, the home team was able to buckle down defensively in the second period. Port Moody’s Chris Stew scored midway through the final frame assisted by Julian Klaric while Maxmillian Fiedler kept it from going into overtime with a goal in the dying minutes. Cats’ goalie Nick Taylor stopped 29 of 30 shots while on the other end Pilots’ goalie Brad Anderson stopped 20 of 22. The win marked the second in the series

for the Port Moody squad, who now lead the round 2-1. The team bounced back from a 5-1 game 1 loss Tuesday night when they defeated the Pilots 3-1 at home. Fiedler scored the opening goal in the first period before the Pilots responded with a marker from Riley Lam in the second. Ryan Panichelli and Klaric both scored in the final frame to notch the Cats’ first win of the series.

Both teams will head back to Abbotsford to play Game 4 Friday night at the MSA Arena. Abbotsford is the top team in the Harold Brittain Conference with a regular season reord of 26-14-6. The Cats trailed in the conference during the regular season with 22-18-6. For more information go to www.portmoodyblackpanthers.com or www.pijhl. com. gmckenna@tricitynews.com


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From coaching a club in Prince George, to serving on the sport’s provincial board of directors and helping to form the B.C. Archery Association’s Bowhunter Pin program. Garry continues to be a driving force in youth archery development, supporting an evening program two nights a week at a Coquitlam club. Along with his wife, Garry was also instrumental in executing the archery component of the 2009 World Police and Fire Games in B.C. Sue Williems Sue has been volunteering her time as a figure skating judge for over 20 years. She has officiated at several stages of competition from beginner level to Canadian qualifying events. Sue’s colleagues recommended her for the Community Sports Hero Award for her ongoing commitment to offer her own time to officiate at events and coach developing skaters in the Coquitlam area. Don Hutchinson Don has had a big hand in developing many fitness and sports organizations in Coquitlam and throughout

Canada, including leading the Middle School P.E. Specialists Association for seven years and acting as a SportFit consultant and specialist for schools in the Tri-City district. From 1998 to 2007, Don served as a coach, sports coordinator, executive member and president of the Coquitlam Middle School Athletics Association. Don now serves as School District 43’s representative for the Port Coquitlam Sport Alliance, with the goal of improving sports participation among youth. Don regularly hosts workshops for teachers and student teachers in Coquitlam and around the country teaching the importance of health and fitness for kids. Previous commendations for his work include the 2005 Provincial and National P.E. Teacher of the Year Award, the 2006 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the B.C. Ministry of Education Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Education in 2006 and 2007. The Community Sports Hero Awards presented by Encana will be given out at a ceremony at Coquitlam’s Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre at the intersection of North Road and Lougheed Highway at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.

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Fresh-water fish closely related to their sea-going relatives: study TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz Spring fishing is on the menu It has been a while since I ruffled the feathers of my critics and in consideration that my first editor taught me good press stems from challenging popular belief I believe it’s time for a shake-up. I have always believed and taught in my classes that steelhead are nothing more than a sea going sub species of rainbow trout. I also teach that it is not the craftiness of this fish that makes them so challenging but more the external factors that regulate their feeding activity. Recently a study done by Mark Christie of Oregon State University has confirmed my beliefs. One of the more useful bits of knowledge gleaned from this study is the interdependence between these sea going giants and resident fresh water relatives. Fifteen years of analysis of 12,725 of these giants has shown that 40% of their DNA is from wild resident rainbow trout and not other steelhead. Co-author of this study Michael Blouin, professor of zoology at Oregon State, said “one implication of this study, is that the genetic contribution by wild trout is diluting the input of genes from hatchery fish to wild steelhead.” Once again we can see that fish know what they are doing and that we could learn a thing or two from them provided we are humble enough to be taught.

THE REPORT The sun has finally returned. While we may

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CORA BREAKFAST & LUNCH OPENING SOON. email resumes to coracoquitlam@gmail.com Hiring for all positions.

Tax Return Corporate, Personal, Discount for Seniors, accountableaccounting.ca

CALL 604-468-2287

Managers/Supervisors

NOW HIRING In the Lower Mainland SOMETIMES ALL YOU NEED IS A CHANGE OF SCENERY! Is casual dining or fast food leaving you less than challenged? At Denny’s, we offer you more than just greeting customers and waiting tables. As a Manager, we’ll give you the chance to share your expertise in a team focused, full service operation. In return for your efforts, we provide outstanding growth opportunity, competitive salaries, Performance-based bonus, advancement opportunities and an excellent benefit package.

SOUNDS LIKE MUCH MORE THAN FAST FOOD TO US! We are looking for YOU energetic individuals with supervisory experience, a commitment to Customer Service and the ability to lead.

Send your resume to: Edwardso@dennys.ca

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

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

604-468-8889

604-808-0212 Sparkle Cleaning Co. Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

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Accounting You Can Depend On *Small Business *Bookkeeping *Payroll *Tax Returns *GST/PST. Ph: 604-595-1536 or 604-787-6441

ycworker@gmail.com or fax 604-574-4720

The Best Cleaners around GUARANTEED! Best rates, exp’d staff, 22 yrs exp. Refs. Wkly/bi-mnthly. Guaranteed, perfect work. Any package. Res/Comm. Give us a call

Kristy 604.488.9161

WAREHOUSE

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

SALES

Outside Sales Representative for ACR GROUP-Western Canada’s leader in Rubber & Urethane Mfg. See website for details: www.acrgroup.ca/people SALESPERSON required for Langley Company. Blueprint reading & experience in overhead door sales would be an asset. Fax resume to: 604-888-8828.

8501 953-965 Como Lake Ave (odd) 808-1023 Kelvin St 951-969 Leland Ave (odd) 804-1010 MacIntosh St 950-965 Spence Ave

@ 604-472-3042

We charge the cheapest price ever. Only $20/Hr We always do an excellent job. PLEASE CALL

8156 2590-2600 Austin Ave (even) 412-441 Balfour Dr 431-451 Bray St 2501-2591 Burian Dr 2510-2591 Latimer Ave 2521 Leduc Ave 2541-2591 Lund Ave (odd)

OTHER ROUTES NOT LISTED MAY BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL TO ENQUIRE. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation

We do both COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

778-996-1978

6038 606-749 Carleton Dr 303-432 Princeton Ave 802-884 Washington Dr (even) 602-622 Waterloo Dr 505-566 Yale Rd

8518 1370-1440 Cambridge Dr (even) 1305-1427 Foster Ave 656-669 Gatensbury St 1507 Grover Ave 641-659 Schoolhouse St

CLEANING SERVICES

~DEEP & SPARKLING~

SUBWAY. Call Arvick 604-512-0103

9029 2615 Fortress Dr

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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

No experience necessary. Uniform and training provided. 1 free meal included daily.

Please No Calls Between 11:30 -1:30PM

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~ Clean to Perfection. Reliable/Honest ICBC & Veteran’s claims. Lic’d / Ins. Windows Free. 778-840-2421

ALL SHIFTS, F/T & P/T

9033 741-760 Capital Crt 753-795 Citadel Dr

CITY OF COQUITLAM

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Carriers Needed

9724 2602-2641 Auburn Pl 2630-2646 Brewster Dr 1327-1341 Erksine St 1330-1340 Talbot Crt

Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

9896 1486 Johnson St

FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Coquitlam Surrey North Shore Vancouver

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

CONCRETE & PLACING

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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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

Danny 604 - 307 - 7722

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

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

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DRYWALL

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 BOARDING, TAPING, painting, renovations. Big & small jobs, quality work. Free estimates. Roman 604-931-4132 or 726-4132. FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 J.R. DRYWALL, Specializing in sm jobs, taping & textured ceilings. 35yrs exp. John 604-460-0830 Taping & Finishing, small boarding jobs, textured ceilings, respray. 30 years exp. Call Del 604-505-3826 WHITE WALL DRYWALL INC. SteelStud*Boarding*Taping*Texture Free Estimates. 604-936-9601.

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ELECTRICAL

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. REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

604-472-7776 #300-2232 McAllister Ave. POCO

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

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MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909

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

POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed


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FENCING

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

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HANDYPERSONS

DON’S HANDYMAN SERVICES $25 PER HR no job too small. small plumbing repairs, tile setting, drywall patched any household job (604 200 0932)

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Highest European work in Lower Mainland, 35 yrs exp., inst. & sanding, finishing,repairs 604-230-9090 POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117. PROF. LICENSED & Insured floor layer, laminate, hardwood and tile. Supply and/or install. 604-716-7774

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING Specialists in: - ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

Ph: 604-469-2331 281

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

GARDENING

Alpine Landscaping

✶ 2011 Spring Special ✶ $95 includes: Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilization Now accepting NEW 10 day weekly lawn mowing customers. ✓Installation ✓ Maintenance ✓Renovations ✓Call a Profes.

604 - 961 - 8595

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

www.tricitynews.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

Your Renovation & sundeck specialist

Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John

604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785

LAWNS PLUS

Landscape Maintenance

D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured

Residential~Strata~Commercial

(604)671-2746 Free Estimates

ORBIT LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE *Lawn care *Mowing *Power rake *Aeration *Trimming *New turf *Flower beds *Pruning *Cedar Fencing *Landscape renovation *Gutter cleaning etc. Comm./Res. Monthly or Yearly Contracts Discounts for Senior’s and Regular Customers.

Gur 604-724-9036 for Est.

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

Alberto - 604-461-7679 Cel: 604-319-7671 TOTAL CARE HOME REMODELLING 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 diamond_cut@live.ca

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

(604)465-1311

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STRATA SPECIALIST For More Info. Visit: www. terranovalandscapingservices.ca

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Always! gutter, window cleaning, pressure washing, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627 Always! Rubbish removal, yard clean up, tree timing. 7 days/week. Best rates. Simon 604-230-0627 GUTTER CLEANING & repairs. (Res & Strata). Prompt Service. Grants Home Maint. 604-936-2808.

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

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

(604)614-1232

Robert J. O’Brien

Smart Bath Solutions COMPLETE RENOVATIONS NO HST on signed contracts.

Call 604-944-6800 for Free Estimate or visit our showroom. ZIGGY’S RENO’S. European quality work. Free Est. 25 yrs exp. Best prices in town. 604-931-4224

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LANDSCAPING

604-728-5643

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

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure NO Wood byproducts used

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

15% DISCOUNT

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

Dean 604-834-3076 HOOT & OWL BE THERE! BUILDING MAINT & REPAIRS LTD. Renovations & repairs Concrete, asphalt, vinyl decks, Roof & gutter repairs Custom bathrooms & tile work. Reliable contractor Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

Gary 604-339-5430 JERRY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE A to Z Residential/Strata/Commercial Repairs.

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

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS • Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

N.W. Construction

************************************* * HANDYMAN SERVICES * Kitchen/Bath Reno & Repair * All types of flooring * Custom Built Sheds NO job TOO small Work Guaranteed. References. Over 20 Years Experience. Free Estimates 604-418-8340 PERSONALIZED HOME IMPROVEMENTS -------------------------------------------- Painting Interior / Exterior - Renovations & Remodeling - Moldings and Fine Finishing -------------------------------------------Fully Insured With Over 20 Years Experience -------------------------------------------Call Paul 604 240 4598

RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL!

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

338

PLUMBING

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

SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

NEWFOUNDLANDER pup, P/B. Ready in Apr. $1,200 (604)8191466 No Sun calls

RAINFOREST DECK & RAIL D Deck Rebuilds & Additions D Vinyl Waterproofing D 10 Year No Leak Warranty D Aluminum & Glass Rails

Call: 604-725-9574

TREE SERVICES

PB Blue Nose Pitbulls, Razor’s Edge bloodlines, Seal blue coats with blue eyes, 1st shots & dewormed. $900 778-877-5210

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

PUGS, fawn, 3 male, 2 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $550. (604)799-1611 Agassiz YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

Call Ian 604-724-6373

J.J. ROOFING

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

$ BEST PRICE $

Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant

✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certified Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates

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604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca

10% OFF with this AD

D New Roofs / Re-Roofs D Repair Specialist D Free Estimates D Ref’s ~ WCB Insured

MOVING & STORAGE

ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience-604 506-7576 ************ ABE MOVING *********** *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

APPLIANCES

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

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FERTILIZERS

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

548

FURNITURE

BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS

Jas @ 604-726-6345

Local & Long Distance

PAUL BUNYAN

$45/Hr

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

Tree Service

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

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

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

Scott 604-891-9967

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

PAINT SPECIAL

RUBBISH REMOVAL

(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

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

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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

EARTH FRIENDLY RECYCLE-IT!

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

604.587.5865

MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat. March 12, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. 2806 Mara Drive

EXTRA CHEAP

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

220.JUNK(5865)

604.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

bradsjunkremoval.com

Kids stuff, furniture, bikes household items & much more.

www.aptrentals.net

Coquitlam, 1 bdrm $810 incl hotwater, u/g prkg, ldry fac. Mar15/Apr 1. NS/NP 604-936-0277, 970-1135 COQUITLAM

5 min walk to Skytrain and Mall 1 & 2 Bdrm units w/view Heat/hot water, inste storage, 4 appl’s Call 604-931-2024 www.aptrentals.net

COQUITLAM CENTRE

1 Year old 2 bdrm, 1 bath highrise. Granite counters, S.S. appls, S.E. facing, $1200. np/n/s. Apr 1. 604552-1168 eves 778-229-7219 days.

COQUITLAM CENTRE “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm $1220/mo *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

604-944-2963

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PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, males $500. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaten terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. 604-533-8992 DOBERMAN PUPPIES, M/F $650/ea. 1st shots, dewormed. Ready to go. 778-893-0255

COQUITLAM:

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

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)

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

REAL ESTATE

PETS

www.recycle-it-now.com Rubbish Removal Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

GARAGE SALES

Coquitlam

JUNK REMOVAL

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats

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

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COQUITLAM, Downsizing Sale. Sat. March 12, 9am-3pm. 2975 Pinetree Cl. Furniture, plus lot more

Simar 778-892-1266

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

604-942-6907

• 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

10% DISCOUNT !

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

Serving Tri City 30 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com

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

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING # 1 PAY-LESS Painting Interior SPRING Special

Call 604-421-1235

COQUITLAM - Condo 1000 King Albert Ave. Lrg 1 BR 1 Bath; 650 sf; Indry; $775 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

PUG PUPPIES, 3 fem. black. Shots, dewormed, ready to go Parents to view $700 604-613-6691

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

706

BURNABY Cameron Tower. 1 Bdrm top flr apt, u/g pkng, indoor pool, walk to Lougheed Mall, library, transit, ns/np. April 1. 604-937-7354

POM POO, black & tan, 2 yr. old male. Needs fenced yard & loving adults. $275 obo 778-988-6591

✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

RENTALS

PITBULL Terriers, Purebred looking for great homes. Asking $500. For more info. Andrew (604) 798-1616

ABC TREE MEN

PRESSURE WASHING

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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.

www.rainforestdeckandrail.com

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS

The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!

374

MORTGAGES

BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

BURNABY

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

A to Z Roofing Ltd. Spec in re-roofing, asphalt, cedar, flat roof. Guar Wrk. WCB, BBB. 778-996-6479.

HAVI-POO puppy. Male, cream color, 10 mo. old. Needs a good home. $400. Call 604-504-3082

MALTESE PUP: 1 female, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, paper trained, $800 firm. 604-464-5077.

A Plumber/Gas, h/w tanks, furn. boiler renos/repairs, Our 2nd Opinion - Save you $$$. 604-618-8315

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ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1800. 604-726-3934

LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family/farm raised. Vet ✓, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. $595. 604-835-0305.

www.proaccpainting.com

NICK’S

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

SUNDECKS

SEASIDE PAINTING

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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

636 Boston Terrier pups, 4 M, 2 F, vet checked, 1st shots, dewrmd, ready Mar. 18. $1,000. Call 604-868-0446

Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

& Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618

PETS

REAL ESTATE

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

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand, gravel, etc. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

604-465-3189

MISC SERVICES

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Isaac 604-727-5232

17607 FORD ROAD,

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★

PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY

*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

PETS

★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL

for the month of MARCH

Landscaping

Home Renovations and New Construction

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD

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EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

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

Greg 604-818-0165 Prompt Delivery Available

No job too small Call for your free estimate Licenced & Insured

www.atclandscape.com

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

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

Certified carpenter 20 yrs exp.

Fully Insured. Member of BBB.

S S S S

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

RENO’S & DECKS BY DENNIS

604.720.2853

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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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HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

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

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 nr L’heed mall/skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg, quiet, n/p, gated prkg, video surveillance, 1 bdrm $780, incl heat, h/w, Jan. 1, Crime-Free, Cert. 604-937-7812 www.greatapartments.ca COQUITLAM. Westwood Plateau, 2 bdrm, $950 incl utils. Priv patio. Ns/np. Apr 1. 604-671-4519 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


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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Coquitlam/Port Moody

St. John’s Apartments 2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody Cozy apts easy access to SFU. 1 & 2 bdrms from $720. Close to schools, transit, Barnet Beach & park. View suites of Burrard Inlet. U/g pkg, laundry room. For more info & viewing call

Dragan 778-788-1845

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

Cedar Grove Apartments 655 North Rd, Coquitlam Fab location close to everything. 1 bdrm suites avail. Mins from Lougheed Mall, Skytrain Shopping & parks. Bus station right in front. Parking and Laundry room. For more info & viewing call

Beata 778-788-1840 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Near NEWPORT VILLAGE, 2 bdrm apt, new lam flrs, 5 appls, $1200 incl utils. April 1st. (604) 377-0118. PITT MEADOWS

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

Call: 604-460-7539 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818 PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm Top flr apt. $775 2 Bdrm Corner apt. $895 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 & $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

RENTALS 736

HOMES FOR RENT

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 WEST COQUITLAM - Single family 4,000 sq.ft. house on 3 levels located at 606 Cottonwood Ave. Large custom home includes living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen with island and granite countertops, family room, den and laundry room on main floor. 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms, main bathroom, ensuite with Jacuzzi tub and shower & walk-in closet in master bedroom. Basement has 2 bedrooms and Rec. room. The property includes a large patio in a private back yard and large 2 car garage. 5 appliances. 2 gas fireplaces. $2,300 per month plus utilities and is available for a 3-year lease with the City of Coquitlam. References and security deposit required, pet ok. Available starting April 2011. By Appointment Only. Phone: City of Coquitlam at 604-9273581, Monday to Friday - 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm.

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OFFICE/RETAIL

D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.

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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.

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

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TOWNHOUSES

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

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

ALDERGROVE, Four Plex upper Suite Two bedrooms plus Den/Brd Adult orientated building Available April 1 $750.00 plus utilities Phone 604-377-9107

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

736

HOMES FOR RENT

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.

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SUITES, LOWER

CLAYTON HILL: 5 Bd & den exec Clayton acrge, 3.5 bth, lrg kit, pool, & hot tub. $3200/mo. 250-474-7743 clayton.micar.ca PORT COQUITLAM 3 bdrm rancher, newly reno’d with new paint & carpet & new kitchen, nr school, bus & all amens, $1500. Also: 1bdrm newly reno’d grnd lvl suite, $700. Avail April 1st. 604-552-8050 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

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 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, 1200sf, avail now, 4 appls, W/D, strg, blt in vac, hi sp net & cable, cls to all amenities, $1100 incl utils. Call 604-941-7966 or 604-861-8025.

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TOWNHOUSES

TOWNHOUSES

RENTALS 750

SUITES, LOWER

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 CTRL. New 2 bdrm. suite W/d, $1000/mo. util. & cable incl. April 1. n/p n/s 604-939-9933 COQUITLAM - Lower Suite 3145 Pattulo Cres. Large 2 BR 1100 sf; $1000 inc. utls. NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM. Reno’d 1 bdrm bsmt, sep ent, shrd lndry, near coq cen & 97 bus. $720/month, util incl. N/S. N/P. 604-942-0023 COQUITLAM. Reno’d 2 bdrm lower ste. H/w flrs. dryer. Nr Coq Ctr, Sep ent. $1200 incl utils. 778-863-2581. 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, 2 bdrm. suite, N/S N/P. Close to transit, school Apr. 1. 604-468-6232 604-941-1896 Port Coquitlam country living, g.l 2 bdrm ste full bath & ktch, 5 appls, bright sep entry 900sf $900 incl utils. Refs. Mar 15. 778-688-9421 PORT COQUITLAM, N.Side. Bright 1 bdrm. grnd. lvl., full bath, f/p, N/S, N/P. Nr. all amenits. $730/mo. incl. utils. Avail. April 1. 604-468-6901. PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $700 + 20% utils. Free lndry, nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Call 604-469-9402.

751

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TRANSPORTATION

TOWNHOUSES

PORT MOODY townhouse complex 2 & 3 Bdrm units avail, 5 appli’s. Cat friendly. Call (888)-357-9140.

810

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2003 HONDA CIVIC SI, blue, new tires & brakes, complete fluid change,145K,$7000 (604)820-6827

2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Laredo 4L, good cond, New tires, New radiator, Aircare for 2 years asking $5000 (604)826-6256 Bill 2003 HONDA CRV EX, Well maint. auto, A/C, clean, N/S., no acc, 210kms. $11,500. (604)556-7674

2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6000 firm. Call: 604-538-9257.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION

2009 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, 20,000 Km, burgundy, loaded, warr, fin. OAC. $13,300. 604-308-9624.

827

VEHICLES WANTED

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

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2006 FORD F250 super duty diesel, excellent cond, new tires, new brakes, tow pkg. Asking $20,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2008 FORD F150, pick up, 4x4, auto., V8, king cab. 26,000km. Gray. $13,000 firm. 604-538-4883

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

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

This is to state that the possessions of A. De Chantel, basement suite 3360 Wellington St, Port Coquitlam, will be disposed of in 30 days by landlord B.Soll, unless the person being notified takes the possessions, establishes a right to the possessions, or makes a dispute resolution or a Supreme Court application to establish such a right. Possessions include furniture, TV’s, kitchenware, tools, 2 beds and small appliances.

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM. Beautiful 2 bdrm. 2 baths, radiant heat. Own W/D, $1300incl. utl.Immed.604-941-0712 COQUITLAM Mundy Prk 1 bd sep ent quiet single only ldry/hydro incl N/S. Pet neg. $650. 604-939-9950. 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

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TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM, 3100 Ozada Ave. 2 Bdrm, quiet family complex, no pets $920. Call: 604-942-2277

Auto Loans and Vehicles delivered to your door. Free Delivery BC/AB Best rates apply with us first. Always Approved Largest dealer group Apply online autocredit911.com or toll free 1-888-635-9911

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CARS - DOMESTIC

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

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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1997 VW GOLF 5 spd, anti theft, heated seats, a/c, power roof, white 240K $2995 1(604)826-2864

COQUITLAM

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 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm T/H’s, $830/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. 604-464-0034. PORT COQUITLAM

MERIDIAN VILLAGE 3120 Coast Meridian Road 2 Bedroom Apartment $800 2 Bedroom Townhouse $910 3 Bedroom Townhouse $1,025 All Include 1 free parking spot Heat & Hot water included in Apartment 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

NO. 133175 NEW WESTMINSTER REGISTRY IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BETWEEN: BRYCE JORDAN PALMER, EXECUTOR OF THE WILL OF JOHN EDWARD PALMER otherwise known as JOHN PALMER PETITIONER AND: MARTY JAMES NAPADY RESPONDENT ADVERTISEMENT To: MARTY JAMES NAPADY TAKE NOTICE THAT on February 23, 2011 an Order was made for service on you of a Petition and supporting Affidavits issued from the New Westminster Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number 133175 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the petitioner claims the following relief against you: 1. a declaration that the respondent holds an undivided one-half interest in the property located at #119 — 2109 Rowland Street, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia and legally described as PID: 018-867-952, Strata Lot 19, District Lot 289, Group 1, New Westminster District, Strata Plan LMS1524 (the "Property") in trust for the Estate of John Edward Palmer otherwise known as John Palmer absolutely pursuant to: (a) an express trust; (b) in the alternative, a resulting trust; and (c) in the further alternative, a constructive trust; 2. in the alternative, for a determination of the interest of the Petitioner in the Property held in the names of the Petitioner and the Respondent and a declaration that the Respondent holds the interest of the Petitioner in trust for the Petitioner. 3. an Order transferring and conveying to the Petitioner, Bryce Jordan Palmer as Administrator of the Estate of John Edward Palmer, Deceased, the interest in the Property held in trust for the Petitioner; 4. a Certificate of Pending Litigation with respect to the Property; 5. an injunction restraining the Respondent by himself, his servants, agents or otherwise, from transferring, conveying, assigning, charging, encumbering or otherwise dealing with the Property; 6. an accounting of the Property subject to the trust; and 7. any other Order this Honourable Court deems just. You must file a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain from the New Westminster Registry, at Begbie Square, 651 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1C9, a copy of the Petition, supporting Affidavits and the Order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by BRYCE JORDAN PALMER, EXECUTOR OF THE WILL OF JOHN EDWARD PALMER otherwise known as JOHN PALMER whose address for service is: McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors #1500, 13450 — 102nd Avenue, Surrey, BC V3T 5X3


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*

2300

DL #8214 *3% variable interest rate / 84 month term OAC. Prices exclude taxes & licensing. All prices are net of all GM incentives.

*Ends March 31, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011 Tri-City News  

Complete March 11, 2011 issue of The Tri-City News newspaper as it appeared in print