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Justice delayed – and denied B.C.’s provincial court system is so congested that cases are being delayed to the point where they’re being dismissed, a Black Press investigation reveals. In one case, a judge ordered multiple charges of assault, assault with a weapon, sexual assault, incest and sexual touching of a young person be dropped against a Coquitlam man after a two-year wait during which the system apparently couldn’t afford to translate victims’ statements quickly enough so the accused could understand them. For part one in the Black Press series Justice Denied, see pages 3 and 4.

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The province’s top AAA boys’ basketball teams, including three from the Tri-Cities, converged on the Langley Event Centre this week for the provincial high school basketball championships. Above left, Terry Fox Ravens’ Bret MacDonald shouts to his teammates during a first-round win over Charles Tupper. Above right, Heritage Woods Kodiaks celebrate their win over Argyle. For more coverage, see Sports, page 53.

$644 a day is plenty Metro rules to draw line at triple dipping By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Metro Vancouver directors will vote next month on whether to limit themselves to being paid for no more than two meetings a day, even if they attend three or more. Metro directors are paid $322 for each meeting they attend, or $644 if a meeting runs longer than four hours. That’s over and above their pay from local municipalities for serving as elected mayors and councillors. see POLICY O C WOULD, OU , page g 17 7

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Port Moody city council rejects Metro Van’s Regional Growth Strategy and Coquitlam may, too. See pages 14 & 15

No sight of accused Another delay in case of man charged in hit-and-run deaths By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Cory Sater, the Coquitlam man charged in the Feb. 19 hit-and-run deaths of Charlene Reaveley and Lorraine Cruz, did not appear in court Thursday for a scheduled bail hearing. Sater, who has been remanded in custody at the North Fraser Pre-trial Centre since his

arrest Feb. 20, was due to appear in a Port Coquitlam provincial courtroom via video link from the centre. Appearing on Sater’s behalf, lawyer Tony Serka asked that his client not appear on the courtroom video screen, which briefly showed an empty room at the detention centre. Serka asked that the bail hearing be moved to March 30, saying that he intended to ask for bail for his client but didn’t yet have enough information about the case. see FATHER-IN-LAW,, page 9


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PART ONE: Courts in crisis — welcome to B.C.’s burgeoning courthouse crunch

‘Tragic, hopelessly booked, grave’ First in a five-part series

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drunk driver with his young son in his car nearly hits two police officers and a bystander at the side of the road in Prince George but is not held accountable for his actions. A hunter from Merritt is caught poaching protected big horn sheep near Williams Lake, yet never faces consequences. A Victoria-area man shoots a puppy belonging to a 12-year-old cancer survivor, is charged with animal cruelty and ultimately goes unpunished. These are real cases recently thrown out of court in B.C., allowing those accused of crimes to walk free. The reason? Unacceptable delays stemming from chronic provincial government underfunding of the legal system, including BOAZ JOSEPH/BLACK PRESS courts, judges, prosecutors, support staff British Columbia’s provincial court system is so congested that cases are being delayed, there aren’t and legal aid. An estimated 2,000 additional criminal enough sheriffs and there is insufficient courtroom space. cases still stuck in the system have already been delayed so long, they are at risk of nied,” Judge Ronald Webb ruled last year in charges of assault, assault with a weapon, being thrown out as well. staying the case in Cranbrook against an ac- sexual assault, incest and sexual touching of a And there’s no end in sight. cused cocaine dealer who waited more than young person be dropped after a two-year wait. So clogged are the courts, particularly in two years for a trial expected to The judge called it “a tragedy” for all, includSurrey, that judges are increastake just three hours. ing the accused — a man who was publicly ingly outspoken in denouncing Another troubling example is identified but had no chance to clear his name. the logjam and lack of rethat of an alleged child rapist in The case is now being reviewed by B.C. sources that threaten the Coquitlam whose trial never went Representative for Children and Youth Mary integrity of the entire ahead because the system appar- Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who called it a “very system. ently couldn’t afford to translate grave” situation. e “The backlog is so “I’m very concerned about these delays,” victims’ statements quickly great and the courts so enough so the accused could she said in an interview. “You can see the crowded that, in many understand them. Police alarm bells being raised in multiple places cases, there will be an re equests for funding for trans- in British Columbia in the court system.” unreasonable delay lattions had been denied and the should there be even one adtriial was repeatedly delayed. journment on a trial date,” “It is very disturbing that But judges’ hands are tied. They are bound A Black Press Surrey provincial court Judge the value of the complainants’ by Supreme Court of Canada rulings that th special series Peder Gulbransen warned last sexual, physical and emotional firmly limit how long cases can be prolonged investigating the November as he threw out the integrity is less than the cost of before the constitutional right of the accused congestion and prosecution of an impaired driver translation and transcription,” to a fair trial has been violated and a stay of delays in B.C.’s who waited 32 months for a trial Judge Marion Buller Bennett proceedings must be entered. legal system. date. ruled last year. Defence lawyers can’t deliberately drag “Justice delayed is justice deShe ordered the multiple their feet to get a case tossed.

143 Number of judges (FTE) in 2005 157 Number of judges required if population gains since 2005 are taken into account

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991 Average number of new cases for each provincial court judge in 2005

1,156 Average number of new cases for each provincial court judge in 2010 – Source: B.C. Provincial Court report “Justice Delayed”

In deciding a delay is unacceptable, judges count only the slowdowns attributed to the system itself or Crown-requested adjournments. They must also conclude the defendant was harmed in some way by the wait. But B.C.’s case backlog now leaves virtually no room for any kind of error that could cause delay. Some cases are quashed after as little as 14 months, and the applications become much harder for the Crown to fend off when the accused has waited more than 18 months. In Surrey, a typical one-day impaired driving trial is now being set for July 2012 — an immediate 16-month time period that puts the case close to the cusp of being tossed from the start. Year-plus delays from the outset are now common at many courthouses around the province. Judges themselves tabled a damning report last September titled “Justice Delayed” that warned “thousands of cases are at risk” of being dropped due to too much time elapsing between charges being laid and an accused’s day in court.

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Lack of sheriffs is contributing to court delays Union says hiring freeze has reduced security in the province’s courtrooms By Kevin Diakiw BLACK PRESS

Following a B.C. government-imposed hiring freeze, the number of sheriffs in this province has dropped by almost 20% in recent years, forcing some judges to close court sessions. Last January, three judges in Victoria cancelled the day’s agenda because not

enough deputy sheriffs were on hand. “This isn’t the first time that’s happened,” said Dean Purdy, chair of Corrections and Sheriffs Services Component of the BC Government Employees Union. “It’s happened in Nanaimo, it’s happened on other occasions. “Courts are being delayed and justice is being delayed.” Over the past few years, Purdy says a hiring freeze has been invoked by the province, causing a 17% drop in the number of available sheriffs in B.C., from 520 to 430. Because of that, vacancies in court are being filled with corrections officers to provide extra security.

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In three separate courthouses in the Fraser Valley where high-security gang trials are being held, Purdy said officials have had to bring in corrections officers to provide back-up in court. “They’re just getting by by the skin of their teeth,” Purdy said. “Delays in our already crowded courtrooms is a problem. They’re already backed up enough and adding to that is just an ongoing problem.” B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch has since hired 24 auxiliary sheriffs but Purdy said more are needed. Court cases are becoming more complicated and more dangerous, particularly with the number of accused gangster trials

coming up. The union has been calling for metal detectors at each of the courtrooms, as is done in Alberta. Purdy also estimates another 50 to 100 sheriffs will be needed to keep court proceedings moving. That would require an annual investment of about $5 million. While there has been no firm commitment, the fact judges are shutting down proceedings due to the absence of sheriffs has the government’s attention, Purdy said. “Nothing was done until we reached the critical point we’re in now.” kdiakiw@surreyleader.com

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At that time, there were 17 fewer provincial court judges on the bench than in 2005 — a 12% decrease. B.C. is the only province in Canada where the number of sitting judges decreased over that period, despite a growing population, rising caseload and increased complexity of many trials. Coupled with inadequate numbers of Crown prosecutors, court clerks and sheriffs, the report said, the available court time to handle cases is down significantly and is unable to keep pace with the rising demand. In Surrey alone, the report said, it would take three more full-time judges hearing criminal trials for two years to reduce wait times to acceptable levels.

GETTING WORSE Since those findings were released, there has been little sign of improvement. Six new judges have been appointed since October 2010 but others retired so the net increase is just two positions. Front-line prosecutors, lawyers and court staff believe that’s insufficient to stop the deterioration of the system. “The situation has gotten worse, undeniably,� said Samiran Lakshman, president of the BC Crown Counsel Association. “It’s becoming more dire as the days go on.� Despite the extra judges, the number of adult criminal cases older than 18 months in the system climbed from just over 2,000 last fall to more than 2,100 by February 2011. Trials aren’t just lined up far into the future but also stacked three and four deep on the same day — dates that Judge Webb called “hopelessly overbooked.� Staff shortages aren’t the only problem. Courtroom space is in short supply in many areas, a result of the government’s 2002 decision to close 24 courthouses, including ones in Delta, Burnaby, Hope, Maple Ridge and Squamish, increasing the load on neighbouring courts. Major criminal trials involving organized crime — such as the Surrey Six murders or the UN Gang prosecution — aren’t expected to be lost to delay. But Lakshman warns timeintensive mega-trials suck up vast amounts of resources for courts, police and prosecutors, leaving less time to dis-

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Samiran Lakshman, president of the BC Crown Counsel Association, said the situation in the province’s courts “is becoming more dire as the days go on.�

JUSTICE DENIED March 18: Courts in crisis March 25: The victims April 1: Defence is on the offence April 8: The police April 15: Some solutions pense justice for more run-of-the-mill criminals. He argues any money saved by the province through justice system austerity is a false

economy, considering the money blown bringing accused criminals to court but not quite to trial. Cases are being terminated — after police

have conducted a full investigation and submitted charge recommendations; after the Crown has read the file and approved charges; after charges have been swor n in court; and after many appearances before a judge, prosecutor, clerk and sheriff, often with various witnesses waiting to testify. “It’s a complete waste of money,� Lakshman said. “It adds lunacy on top of a ridiculous situation.� jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Monty kids discover a creek, a crusade Students, teachers excited about project-based learning

The kids speak Project-based learning is fun and challenging, three Montgomery middle school students told the board of education Tuesday night. The following are excerpts from the presentation made by Isabel Antunes, Nathan Anderson and Jordean Andrews, and written by Nathan Anderson.

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The rain fell in sheets as the Grade 6 and 7 Montgomery middle school students jotted notes on clipboards, collected bugs in a net and stuck water quality probes into Booth Creek. They looked just like scientists and that was the idea because this wasn’t just any old field trip to the local creek. The students are developing a database and planning to get the community involved in preserving Booth Creek and the surrounding ravine. By counting bugs and analysing water quality, they hope to get a clear picture of the health of Booth Creek — which is a tributary of Como Creek, which flows into the Fraser River — and once they gather all their information, they can tell people about it. “We’re trying to get the community to understand, appreciate and protect the stream of Booth and everything around it,” said Caylley Olstrom, a Grade 6 student who said she hopes to be a marine biologist one day. This is the data-gathering stage of the project and once all the information is collected, the students will eventually put it online. The students are also studying plant life along the creek, First Nations involvement, wildlife and land use. They may even put up posters to let people know how important Booth Creek is to the health of the environment and history of the community. The students’ ravine project is one of several learning initiatives at Montgomery middle, which is encouraging teachers to do project-based learning. Other projects on the go are about Japan and the Middle Ages and how these cultures influence the present world. One team is interviewing students in Iqaluit to find out about extreme environments and what they can teach today’s society.

NATHAN There are many aspects of the project that I enjoy. For one thing it is fun because we get to learn about the whole ecosystem of life that circles around the water of Booth Creek Ravine. (But it’s also just a tad depressing to see what the ravine has come to. Can you imagine how much garbage we found down there?)

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Montgomery middle school students Chris Zhang, Ashley Bolding and Jordan Andrew check water quality at nearby Booth Creek as part of a project-based learning initiative. The topics are weighty and the research is deep but “the kids are loving it,” said principal Nancy Bennett. “It’s a little more work upfront for teachers,” she said, but everyone has jumped on board and project-based learning is likely to continue next year, too. The toughest part, Bennett said, is coming up with a “driving question” to get students interested and establish a focus for study. Grade 6/7 teacher Gavin Hannah said he’s enjoyed watching the students get excited about the ravine project. Booth Creek, which cuts a slash through a cedar and sword-fern forest behind the school, has been a no-go area for years and many students didn’t even know what it was called. “It’s a beautiful, pristine part of the water-

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All quiet on the budget front, for now No big moves expected this year: SD43 By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

After years of difficult budgets, school closures, threatened layoffs and wrangling over cuts to school busing, School District 43 appears to be in a better position financially as it starts budget deliberations for the 2011/’12 year. No layoffs are predicted but service levels aren’t expected to go up either, secretary treasurer Rick Humphreys told the board of education Tuesday. “It will be a quiet budget year,” he said. The introduction of full-day kindergarten has changed the landscape for SD43, which is now forecasting 603 more students next year, most of whom are fiveyear-olds who will be at school for a longer day. Last year at this time, the district was forecasting a $4-million shortfall. Today, it’s expecting $5 million in additional grants for a total of $240 million to run 65 schools. Still, there are issues. There is no addi-

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Don’t let teachers bear the brunt of cuts. That’s the message Coquitlam Teachers’ Association president Teresa Grandinetti presented to School District 43 trustees Tuesday in the lead up to budget discussions for the 2011/’12 year. Grandinetti said teachers on call who fill in for teachers who are sick or on professional leave took the biggest hit last year when the district lengthened spring break and the Remembrance Day long weekend, and didn’t replace teachers for middle school incomplete days and secondary exams. But there were other reductions last year, when literacy and French support teachers were reassigned, leaves weren’t filled and professional development support was reduced, Grandinetti said, affecting the job teachers do in the classroom. While the district managed to balance its budget last year with $1.3 million in savings from these measures, Grandinetti urged the board to look elsewhere if it has to save money this year. Busing services, long a bone of contention among trustees, was another area where cuts could be made, Grandinetti said, adding, “I’d like to see trustees face up to the challenge.”

Increasing demands on School District 43 principals are making it difficult for them to be education leaders, the president of the Coquitlam Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association told trustees Tuesday. Administrators’ time is increasingly taken up by paperwork, teaching duties and even caretaker services leaving little time for pursuing innovation in the school, Judy Robb said. The principal of Scott Creek middle said administrators would like morning caretaker service at nine schools as we well as more student service teachers and support workers for students with special needs. Robb also requested trustees “petition for more funding for our most vulnerable children.” The third item on the CPVPA’s list of budget requests is less teaching time for principals and vice-principals so they can spend more time doing administrative tasks and being school leaders. As well, the CPVPA would like technology improvements, more non-enrolling teachers, such as counsellors and librarians, and more money for supply budgets.

CUPE Branch 561 is joining the chorus in support of morning caretakers for schools and president Dave Ginter offered some suggestions about how it could be done for SD43’s 2011/’12 budget. “This isn’t the Cadillac, this is the Chevy plan,” Ginter said as he suggested schools lacking morning janitorial services could get by with sharing caretakers or adding and changing hours. Ginter’s plan would cost $135,000 but would provide morning caretaker service to 12 schools, relieving principals from having to clean up litter and glass and shovel snow. A school’s size determines how much caretaker time it gets but Ginter said principals shouldn’t be doing CUPE work and the issue could lead to a grievance and a possible arbitration. “We may have a good case for that but the long route would probably cost $60,000 to get there,” he said. CUPE is also asking for a supervisory position for student services to help with training, supervision and problem solving. Similar positions are in place in Surrey, Richmond and Vancouver, Ginter said.

tional funding for special needs students or extra Community Link funding for vulnerable schools. As well, teachers, administrators and support staff say the system is running lean and many areas could use a cash infusion. The Coquitlam Teachers’ Association, CUPE Branch Local 561

(representing support staff) and the Coquitlam Principals and VicePrincipals Association gave their shopping lists to the board (see related stories). As well, higher Medical Services Plan and insurance costs are anticipated, and the district needs to upgrade its overburdened in-

ternet service. Costs to put in fibre optic cable at the board office and high schools and add tools for monitoring are expected to cost $2.5 million plus $290,000 a year or $785,000 annually over 20 years, and are on the list of possible items for consideration in the upcoming budget. Humphreys also ex-

pressed concern during Tuesday’s meeting that SD43 has to pay about $500,000 to shore up districts with dropping enrolment in a “funding protection” scheme that has been roundly criticized by 13 districts that have stable or increasing enrolment. “We were told this transition [funding] was

going to be eliminated,” said Humphreys, adding that the fiscal framework for apportioning education grants should be replaced. “We need to come up with a new funding system... I’d like to be saying this is just my soap box, but it’s a fact.” The district has about six weeks to firm up its budget and public meet-

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ing delay in what has already been a protracted start to the legal process. “No surprises here, once again,” Brian Reaveley, Charlene Reaveley’s father-in-law, told The Tri-City News outside the courtroom. “But I’ve got my faith in the investigators that they’ll do the best job they can.” He expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support from the community since Charlene’s

death, noting especially last Friday’s dinner and fundraiser for the Reaveleys at the Cat and Fiddle restaurant. “It was overwhelming. It was just fabulous,” he said Sater is scheduled to appear in PoCo court by video on the morning of March 30 to set a date for his bail hearing. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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Coquitlam RCMP are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday night in a marked crosswalk in Port Coquitlam. Just before 8 p.m., Mounties say a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old PoCo man hit an 88-year-old PoCo man on Coast Meridian Road at Coquitlam Avenue. The victim was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries. RCMP spokesperson Const. Kristina Biro said the driver is co-operating fully with the Mounties’ investigation and, at this point, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the fatal accident. “Road conditions were awful that night,” Biro said in a press release Wednesday. “Even though it’s now daylight savings time, we’re still in rainy winter weather and visibility is a challenge. Pedestrians and drivers have to pay attention and watch out for each other so no more families have to deal with senseless tragedies like this.” Police are asking anyone who has information or may have witnessed this incident to contact Const. Mike Halewood or Const. Jerod Schell of Coquitlam RCMP Traffic Services at 604-945-1550, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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ne week ago, an epic, magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near northeastern Japan at around 2:46 p.m. local time. The quake was felt throughout the island nation, causing damage such as blackouts, fires, tsunami and flooding, not to mention the potential radiation exposure from nuclear power plants. It also reminding us all that the world can shake and none of us live on completely stable ground. From thousands of miles away, eyes were glued to TV screens, images of destruction flicker past as we all tried to comprehend the magnitude of what had just happened. I found out about the quake early Friday morning as my phone awoke me a few pre-

cious moments before my scheduled alarm. It was my mother; she had heard about the earthquake and was concerned as my cousin Jack, who had just travelled to Japan the day before. She had been calling my grandmother’s number repeatedly but no one was picking up and she was desperate to know that Jack was okay. I immediately clicked on the television and ran to bbc.com to find what had happened. People in Japan held onto table legs as we sat idly by and watched the world shake and tumble from a safe distance., images of collapsed bridges, crushed cars and debris scattered like chip crumbs so surreal that the sheer magnitude became incomprehensible. At a time when our environments and lives are so tightly programmed and controlled, we have no control over natural disasters. Not even your iPhone can control nature and your iPhone can control everything. This event certainly made North

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Americans look at ourselves and compare our preparedness in the event of a similar situation. Some had no problem loudly proclaiming their superiority when it comes to safety. On the local news here in Chicago, there seemed to be a need to state that if that had happened in America “we” would be more prepared, “we” would have reacted better. In attempt to breath some peace into unquiet minds that have been struck with a discomforting reminder that we do not have ultimate control of all things, the news media reassured the American public that they could handle it better. Never mind that Japan is among the nations best prepared to deal with shakers. Back to Jack: After many phone calls, we found out that he and his 21 classmates on a trip to Japan from Argyle secondary school in North Vancouver were safe. We learned Jack’s flight had been redirected to an emergency landing field in Sapporo as, luckily, they were flying in when the quake

hit. The kids were later flown to Tokyo and were accommodated at the hostel originally scheduled for their trip and apparently spent a morning sightseeing in the areas not affected by the earthquake. They were to fly home on Wednesday (after this was written). While there, he told family he had taken many pictures and in an email described Tokyo as amazing and said he wished they could stay longer. Clearly, the students were kept occupied and cared for even though it was so hard to believe given the images of homes destroyed, people displaced and mourning. But throughout Tokyo and other parts of Japan, people return to work, shops reopen, debris is cleared and aftershocks are dealt with. People keep going and we hope for the best. Naomi Yorke is a Port Coquitlam student who lived in Shanghai, China for four years, writing about her experiences twice a month for The Tri-City News. She now lives in Chicago, where she’s attending art school, and continues her column.

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et’s get something straight: I believe corporate welfare is wrong-headed and should be ended. From 1994 to 2006, successive federal governments doled out a staggering $182 billion to Canadian corporations in the name of economic stimulation. The massive pay-outs and bailouts that accompanied the great recession of the past few years have pushed the figure far higher. So, regardless of what my colleague on the opposite side of the page may be saying, I’m certainly no knee-jerk pal of Big Business. If I’m automatically in favour of anything, it’s of sound economic policy. And shovelling billions of dollars a year out of the back of the Treasury Board office with little to show in return is not that. On the other hand, reducing corporate taxes is eminently sound. And this, specifically, is the subject on which my colleague and I disagree. It’s not a trifling matter, for the federal budget scheduled to be introduced next week will likely lock in continued reductions in corporate taxes and, by so doing, will be one of the main reasons at least one of the opposition parties (and probably all three) will vote nonconfidence in the Harper government, thus triggering an election.

And so, while I oppose corporate welfare on the grounds there’s little evidence it does any good, I’m in complete agreement with the current government’s plan to continue cutting the corporate tax rate on the grounds there’s overwhelming evidence that lower corporate taxes attract much-needed investment and allow companies to grow faster, respond better to international competition, hire more workers, generate more profits and create more wealth. The bottom line here is just that: a corporate bottom line that’s good for the economy and raises everyone’s standard of living. The national corporate tax rate stood at 22% shortly after the Tories came to power and then fell to 16.5%. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his finance minister now intend to lower it further still, to 15% next year. Critics say the country can ill afford these cuts when the government’s annual deficit is so high but experts such as the respected economist Jack Mintz say the planned reduction will produce $30 billion in additional business investment and create 102,500 new jobs over seven years. I rest my case.

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“The bottom line here is just that: a corporate bottom line that’s good for the economy and raises everyone’s standard of living.” Terry O’Neill

vs. “As we give more money to rich guys each year, we make up the revenue shortfall by cutting social programs and inhibiting wage increases.” 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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ast and present Conservative federal budgets are this simple: “Let’s give increasing amounts of money to rich guys.” In 2007, they legislated an automatic 1% corporate tax cut for each of seven years. No strings attached. No requirement for corporations to create jobs. No expectation that wages and salaries be increased. No agreement that their tax windfall be passed on to consumers or that they assure job security for employees. No expectations at all. Past governments experimented with tying corporate tax cuts to various expectations but it was tedious, bothersome and embarrassing as companies never met the government’s expectations. So now, we just give them the money. No one would argue that we need a robust corporate and businesses community for a healthy economy and that occasionally we may need to offer carefully considered help to ensure their health. There is, however, another thing we generally ignore that is required to keep our economy strong. Our economy requires robust, wellpaid, middle and working classes to purchase the goods and services produced by the rich guys to whom we give more money each year.

Unlike corporate tax cuts (the money from which disappears into skyrocketing corporate bonuses), every dollar of wage and salary increase public or private workers receive is spent, ploughed back into the economy. As we give more money to rich guys each year, we make up the revenue shortfall by cutting social programs and inhibiting wage increases. We blame lagging revenues on health care spending, public unions and, of course, the lazy people who “abuse” public assistance programs. This is the budget focus of the Conservative government, defending trickle-down economics using this tiresome script. Call it what it actually is: giving money to rich guys, then blaming poor guys for falling government revenues. To illustrate, I offer the following parable, from an Ohio politician during Girl Guide cookie week: A millionaire, a Tea Party member and a union worker sat at a table with 12 cookies in front of them. The millionaire grabbed 11 of the cookies and devoured them. Then he turned to the Tea Party member and said, “Hey, you’re not going to let that greedy union guy eat that last cookie are you?”


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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Spend our money where it matters The Editor, best interest for Canadians and famiTo Steven Harper, Prime Minister of lies. Our pockets are empty but you Canada: are able to come up with some ridicuLike many Canadians working or lous ways to spend our money for the retired, I feel disgusted with your gov- better of Canada. Why not a tax reernment’s spending our hard-earned duction for all Canadians? tax money when we could use more Canada’s Action Plan has encourto make ends meet and enjoy life in aged local governments to participate our great country. We would spend in spending money and pass along the any money left in our communities related cost by higher taxes. Where and this would aid our troubled small do we benefit directly? How many businesses. permanent jobs have been created by In the National Post on this initiative? Seems your th Monday, a plan was outgovernment did not keep g lined whereby your govrrecords to substantiate ernment intends to spend how well we are doing as h You can comment on a sum of $100 million naa country. any story you read at tionally for a celebration It is time, Prime Minister www.tricitynews.com to mark the bicentennial Harper, to end this spendH of the war of 1812. With ing spree. Canadians have in all of the world issue facing us now, had to o suspend spending as we do you want to hold a big party to ennot have m much surplus cash left. How sure Canadians remember this event? is your government going to generate It will certainly make us more edu- this $100 million and what benefits do cated in our country’s history, which you think each and every Canadian is something that should be left up to will enjoy from the party? the education system. Does it really Isn’t it time to get realistic and stop matter to us today? this spending on things which do not We have put our trust in your gov- matter to us? ernment to look after our country’s Elwin Mowry, Coquitlam

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Take politics out of the poverty debate Editor, Re. “Time to enrich the poverty debate – with facts” (BC Views, The TriCity News, March 9). I am always astonished how the quote “The poor shall always be with us” is used by people who show very little understanding of theology or compassion for the poor. This particular quote was used by Jesus to remind his followers about their priorities. The complete quote is: “The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.” (Matthew 26:11). When taken in the context of his ministry, it is clear that what Jesus is pointing to is the fact that as long as there are needy people in this world, his followers must always walk with them and support them in their efforts to sit at the table of plenty. Faith-based social activists like myself would suggest that if the teach-

Setting it straight Re. “Latest fundraiser bumps total for Reaveleys to $60k” (The Tri-City News, March 16). The article requires two corrections: The fundraising dinner at the Cat and Fiddle was held last Friday, not Sunday. And event organizer Tracy w is a mortgage broker with The Mortgage Group, not a realtor.

ings of faith were lived out in the political and community structures that we create, poverty would not exist. But as columnist Tom Fletcher said, for 2,000 years we have been struggling with how to open the hearts and minds of people who look at the world through the lens of scarcity and competition; who believe that the more stuff one has, the more successful one must be; and whose love of personal comfort and convenience has cost the earth dearly. Poverty is not a simple thing that will be fixed by putting single mothers back to work. It is a complex problem that will need a range of complex solutions. I challenge you to enrich the poverty debate by taking the politics out of this issue and working harder to see the real human beings behind the numbers. Susan Draper, Victoria

Use tax to pay for more transit here The Editor, It seems obvious to me but maybe someone should enlighten us as to why the provincial carbon tax doesn’t seem to be paying for SkyTrain expansion, something desperately needed to get commuters out of their cars and ease the Lower Mainland’s traffic problems. Wa s n ’ t t h i s money supposed to go for projects to reduce the carbon footprint? Well, this is it. A city of this size, with its outlying suburbs, needs a far more adequate public transit system than just some buses occasionally running to serve its transit needs if they want to get people out of their cars. With the extra money being made from g as taxes, there really shouldn’t be any excuses of there not being enough money to build it. We’ve all waited for years for this government to see the light but there is a refusal to pull their heads up out of their troughs to see anything. Isn’t it long past the time that they came up for some fresh air? M. Schooff, Port Coquitlam

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Coq. pushes China unity By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Documents were signed, gifts were swapped and photos were snapped for posterity at a signing ceremony Wednesday between the city of Coquitlam and a region of China. Six delegates from Chancheng District visited Coquitlam to pen a “friendly co-operation” memorandum, a document that builds on School District 43’s agreement from last fall to improve educational relations and, now, adds business and cultural ties. Before the event at city hall, the delegation also made a stop at nearby Pinetree secondary school to meet with administrators and students. Chancheng is the political centre of Foshan City and is home to about a million people; about 5.4 million people live in Foshan, the third largest city in the southeastern Guangdong province, near Hong Kong. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, who signed his name to the protocol memo with Jiatai He, vice-secretary of Chancheng’s social work department, drew applause for talking in Chinese for part of his welcome. Speaking in front of Canadian, Chinese and Coquitlam flags in the council chambers, Stewart commented on Coquitlam’s multicultural population, a quarter of which is Chinese descent. “This diversity of population gives us an advantage as we explore the Pacific Rim,” he said. Last October, Stewart, city manager Peter Steblin and other business representatives toured South Korea, where Coquitlam has a sister city with Paju, and China to drum up business and lure foreign students to SD43, which has one of the largest international education programs in Canada, with families paying $12,000 a year for tuition. During the signing ceremony — seen as a formal advancement for the Chinese to do business — he talked through a translator about Chancheng’s opportunities for training and economic development in Coquitlam. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Growth statement hinges on transportation commitment By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

I n a n e m e r g e n cy meeting Tuesday night, Port Moody city council officially and unanimously refused Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), ending weeks of tough talk among councillors who panned the plan. Port Moody stands alone as the first municipality to reject the strategy, with 20 other municipalities having already accepted it and Coquitlam city council

to vote on it Monday. The 30year growth strategy sets out population density targets for all Metro Va n c o u v e r municipali- TRASOLINI ties and pairs them with ag reements to provide infrastructure to those municipalities once the density goals are met. Port Moody rejected the plan, however, due to what the mayor and

council say is a lack of consideration in the RGS for transit and transportation requirements in Port Moody and the entire region. C o u n c i l passed the resolution refusing the RGS but suggested an amendment to the plan saying that TransLink must commit to building the Mur rayC l a rke C o n n e c t o r and Evergreen Line SkyTrain in Por t

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portation issues and God knows we’ve taken our share of growth,” he said. “Even an elementary school kid would know that there has to be a connection between planning growth and planning transportation links.” Port Moody will now enter into mediation with all parties involved in the Metro Vancouver board’s RGS, including the province, TransLink and other municipalities, to try to resolve the impasse.

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Moody before PoMo will accept the RGS population and employment density goals. Mayor Joe Trasolini told The Tri-City News that councillors felt they had to take a stand on the RGS for the whole Tri-City area, which, he said, will only grow more and more congested without a regional transportation plan included in the growth strategy. “The people of the north-east sector have been kicked around long enough on trans-

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Tough road predicted for regional growth plan in Coquitlam Monday By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The city of Coquitlam appears to be headed down the same path as Port Moody in rejecting the draft Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) for Metro Vancouver. This week, PoMo city council unanimously opposed the blueprint for regional growth citing transportation concerns and proposed population projections (see separate story). A n d o n M o n d ay, Coquitlam city council is also expected to throw out the plan — but for different reasons. Councillors who spoke with The Tri-City News yesterday say they are uncomfortable with the way the 30-year guide is written, how some language could be interpreted, the lack of definition for “regional significance” and the voting system by the Metro Vancouver board. As well, they fear a loss of protection of green space and a larger control by the Metro Vancouver regional authority over municipal lands. “There’s a transfer of power. No doubt about that,” Coun. Bar rie Lynch said. “It is unquestionably a move to a far more regulatory regime than what existed under the LRSP [Livable Region Strategic Plan],” Coun. Neal Nicholson added. To date, all but three municipalities have made a decision about the draft RGS, with Port Moody being the sole opponent. Staff recommendations to Maple Ridge and North Va n c o u ve r d i s t r i c t

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draft plan that councils, which is ripe with inwill meet early consistencies, next week by everyone’s and before the admission.” Tuesday dead“ W h a t line at midw e h av e i s night, are to apstone soup,” prove the RGS. Coun. Selina However, as Robinson of T hursday said. “That m o r n i n g , STEWART is, everybody Coquitlam councillors still had not brings what they got to seen planning GM Jim the table and you have McIntyre’s report and a melange. Sometimes were unsure what direc- that works, but it’s not tion staff would be lead- a recipe. We haven’t all ing council on Monday. agreed to what the recMcIntyre has been in- ipe is.” volved with the draft Coun. Doug RGS for several years Macdonell said he’s at the Metro Vancouver concerned why so many level, having worked on Metro Van cities have the municipal planners’ okayed the plan. “I’m advisory committee. not so sure that they M a y o r R i c h a r d have read this thing Stewart said it’s likely because, if they did, I he’ll vote against the don’t think they would RGS on Monday night be so willing to give up “because it no longer as much as they’re willachieves what it set out ing to give up,” he said. to do,” he said. “The “This is a 30-year docupurpose of a regional ment and there are so growth strategy is to many exceptions and exapply consistent stan- emptions that other citdards of growth man- ies have asked for that, agement across the re- I think, it’s going to take gion and, now, we have a the whole 30 years just

2031 3,600 900 213,000 76,000 44,000

2041 4,400 1000 224,000 85,000 50,000

to sort out all the issues. It’s ridiculous.” Macdonell also questioned why Metro Vancouver has rushed the timetable to get the draft RGS adopted “when there are still so many questions to be answered.” Last week, Coquitlam city council held a public input session on the draft RGS with the majority of speakers calling for a change in the land use designation for the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club lands from “general urban” to a more protected “conservation/ recreation.” Should Coquitlam reject the document on Monday, it’s anticipated the city would enter into a dispute resolution with the provincial government — at Coquitlam’s expense, a cost that Stewart said “is worth it. This is a pretty important document.” Christine Delmarco, M e t ro Va n c o u ve r ’s re gional develop-

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Notice is provided pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter that the City of Coquitlam intends to lease the property consisting of 6.62 acres and having a civic address of 1200 United Blvd., Coquitlam, B.C., to GSX Waste Technology Services Ltd. The property is legally known and described as: Parcel Identifier: 006-977-103, Lot C, District Lot 48, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 74078. The lease term shall be from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 at the following rental rates: • Minimum annual rent $113,239 • Minimum additional annual rent $303,321 • Additional rent based on tonnage over 225,000 tonnes at the rate of $1.62 per tonne. Each of the above rents is subject to the annual Consumer Price Index adjustment (Greater Vancouver) and is an estimate only based on a CPI adjustment of 1% per annum. For further information please contact the City’s Manager of Lands and Properties, Mr. Perry Staniscia at 604-927-3017. Jay Gilbert City Clerk


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws.

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The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for the Public Hearing items – please register by telephone at 604-927-3010 or by facsimile at 604-927-3015. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting to give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.

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Judy Turner spent Wednesday morning looking for people who didn’t necessarily want to be found. She looked in Rocky Point Park, found some near the SkyTrain station at North Road in Coquitlam, and one in an abandoned building off Clarke Street in Port Moody. It was all part of the region’s homeless count which began in 2002 and has happened every three years since. This was Turner’s second year doing the count, where volunteers like her team up with a homeless outreach worker to go out and try to get homeless people to fill out an anonymous questionnaire about their background and the kinds of services they’d like to see provided to help them get off the streets. It’s not always easy to convince

people to fill out the surveys, Turner said. For that reason, the volunteers carry bags of chocolate Easter eggs and cigarettes to offer as a friendly gesture to those sleeping rough. And while local count organizer Sandy Burpee said that the actual homelessness numbers wouldn’t be finalized until June, he said that he felt this week’s count in the Tri-Cities was a success. “In the end, you’re totally dependent on people you haven’t met showing up to do the count, and they showed up so I’m quite happy,” he said. Burpee said homeless rates are dropping in the Tri-Cities due to the success of church mat programs, which, he said, increase someone’s likelihood of eventually getting into permanent housing threefold. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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The intent of Bylaw No. 4198, 2011 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4198, 2011 from RS-2 One-Family Suburban Residential to RS-8 Large Village Single Family Residential and P-5 Special Park.

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lic hearing. Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Under the current no-limit policy, who chairs Metro’s some directors have occasionally atfinance committended three different Metro meetings tee, supports the in the same day and collected $966. In change, saying it fact, at least once in 2010, according to also aligns with the Metro Vancouver, Port Coquitlam and $644 limit on how Port Moody mayors Greg Moore and much directors can Joe Trasolini did just that. be paid for meetings But a proposed change would cap GREG MOORE in a full day while the maximum daily pay for meeting travelling out of attendance at $644, equivalent to two town on Metro busiregular-length meetings. ness. Metro’s finance committee nar“It keeps it consisrowly voted in favour of the change tent with the travel Tuesday but it still requires the appolicy,” Brodie said. proval of the full board in late April. “We just wanted to North Vancouver City Mayor be reasonable.” Dar rell Mussatto supports the The Metro board change. is also revising its “I’ve never had three meetings in a JOE TRASOLINI travel policy for atday myself,” he said. “A two-meetingstending conferences and meetings a-day cap is, I think, appropriate.” Langley City Coun. Gayle Martin, outside the region. It indicates directors will now be however, opposed the new limit and said it’s rare that a politician is paid expected to minimize expenses and for attending more than two meetings. travel time such as overnight stays “I think it happened three times whenever possible. It will also ban last year,” she said. “But I think if you directors from claiming meal costs attend three meetings in a day, you when they are at events where meals are provided. should get paid for three meetings.” The policy calls for diThe cap would also rrectors to fly economy limit a director to just class while travelling. But c $644 in pay if he or she on flights over nine hours, o attends two meetings in You can comment on directors are allowed to d a day but one is over four any story you read at upgrade to business class u hours, a scenario that www.tricitynews.com or else stay in economy o until now was worth $966. but arrive a day ahead b That could happen when of sch hedule, with an extra day’s a Metro board meeting runs over travel pay. time, from say 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and jnagel@blackpress.ca directors later attend an evening pubcontinued from front page

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“They feel very good about what they are doing.” Barg Gillies, principal last week. At Rochester elementary school, students have been collecting money for baby supplies

Air quality OK No risk in B.C. from Japanese radiation By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Public health officials are trying to calm fears that B.C. residents may become contaminated by radiation carried here from the nuclear disaster underway in Japan. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control

(BCCDC) said Wednesday no abnormal radiation levels have so far been detected by an international network of monitoring sites put in place along the entire West Coast in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. “We do not expect any health risk following the nuclear reactor releases in Japan,” said provincial health o f f i c e r D r. P e r r y Kendall.

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which will be donated to a town near Sendai, which was nearly destroyed by the tsunami. Principal Barb Gillies said a Japanese family with connections to the town will be sending money to the local mayor. The kids have been dropping coins and even a few $20 bills into the coin jar, Gillies said. “You can see the kids, they feel very good

about what they are doing.” Other fundraising drives include a Tree of Hope fundraiser set up by Centennial secondary school’s Red Cross Club, a money jar at Nestor, where a hanging origami display has the theme “Don’t Give Up, and an origami crane fundraiser at Riverside secondary. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Fundraising drives are taking place across School District 43 as students reach out to help families in quake-devastated Japan. Money is being raised through bake sales and coin drives and delivered to relief agencies or directly to communities affected by the quake that took place

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On Tuesday March 15 the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise inducted Chris Wilson (holding his certificate) into the family of Rotary. Chris brings to Rotary his commitment to making his community stronger. He believes “we’re not born winners and we’re not born losers. We’re all born choosers…we can chose what kind of a person we become. ” The members of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise look forward to Chris’s active participation.

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A self-directed education program that offers students an opportunity to do their studies at home, with some classroom and online learning has been expanded to Grade 10 and 11. On Tuesday, School District 43’s board of education approved the expansion of Coquitlam Open Learning, which has been running programs for students in kindergarten to Grade 9 for six years. The program, now based at Vanier elementary in Coquitlam, allows students to study at home with the support of a teacher and classroom instruction once a week for electives. Krisztine Trumley, principal of Coquitlam Open Learning, said the program offers structure, flexibility and face-to-face instruction with a teacher in a self-paced learning environment. “This is personalization in a secondary setting,” Trumley said. Approximately 20 students are expected to participate in the expanded program, which will likely grow to include Grade 12 next year as students move through the grades. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Some classes still over limits School District 43 has 714 classes where the number of designated special needs students are over the provincial limit but teachers are being consulted and resources are being added where necessary, says superintendent Tom Grant. Grant updated the board of education Tuesday on class size and composition numbers, as required by law, but said each case where a class is over the limit has been deemed educationally appropriate by the school principal. As well, he said, 14 teachers have been put in place at a cost of $2 million in schools where classes have more than three students with individual educational plans. There are also 35 band and choir classes with more than 30 students in SD43 but they are acceptable to teachers. Trustees approved the superintendent’s report. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Fed. cash for housing Two Tri-City housing co-operatives will receive federal grants for upgrades. Thursday, Canada’s treasury board president, MP Stockwell Day, was in Coquitlam to announce cash for the Hoy Creek Housing Co-operative, at Guildford Way and Johnson Street, and for the nearby Salal Housing Co-operative, on Falcon Drive in Port Moody. Hoy Creek will get $758,393 for roofing renovations at its 67-unit Creekview building while Salal will receive $305,004 for its work. In total, Day announced $8.7 million worth of retrofits for 29 B.C. housing co-ops. The money comes as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan and just days before the 2011 federal budget is read. The first phase of the Economic Action Plan, which ends this month, allocated $48 billion over two years for job-creation programs across the country. The new budget is expected to include a second phase. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Spring Break here at last businesses. There will also be a raffle-ticket draw, with all proceeds from the classes and draws benefiting the family of Charlene Reaveley, one of two women struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver last month in Coquitlam. Everyone who attends the fundraiser will receive a gift bag containing items valued at over $100 and the two biggest donors of the day will each receive a four-session personal training package valued at $280 each. Drop-ins are welcome but registration is recommended to guarantee a spot as classes will only take a maximum of 20 people at a time. To register, contact Chris Haaf at chris@fitbodies.ca or 604-318-8468.

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TODAY: Friday, March 18 INTERACTIVE THEATRE A new kind of theatre experience: It’s a Bird... It’s a Plane... It’s BLANK!! is an interactive and improvisational production at Second Storey Theatre (201-2550 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). The all-ages, family-friendly show is completely inspired by the audience’s suggestions. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, It’s BLANK! is a comedic super hero saga that’s always evolving, always different and always hilarious. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, with a two-for-one spring break student special, and are available at the door or by phone at 604-927-8400.

MESSY CHURCH A place for the pious and unchurched-but-curious alike, Messy Church is an informal event hosted from 3:30 to 6 p.m. by St. Catherine’s Anglican Church (2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam). The afternoon offers people of all ages the opportunity to explore Christianity in a variety of ways, such as through arts and crafts, music, storytelling and food. Messy Church happens the third Sunday of every month at St. Catherine’s and for each event there is a theme from a Bible story that is explored throughout the day. For more information, call the church at 604-942-9812.

50-PLUS PUB NIGHT Vancouver bluegrass band Highrise Lonesome will entertain diners and dancers with their own blend of folk and golden-era pop tunes at Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Dinner is served at 6 p.m., dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Registration is required and no tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $20 for 50+ Dogwood members, $25 for guests and can be booked by calling 604-927-6098.

FREE HISTORY LESSON Guided tours of Coquitlam’s historic Maillardville community are offered for free in both English and French from the Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). See the former mill town’s historic buildings and learn their hidden history on a two-hour guided tour led by knowledgeable museum staff starting at 1:30 p.m.. Tea and coffee are served at the end of the walk. To register for the walk, call the museum at 604-516-6151.

PUB RAISER A fundraiser for Robin Poussard, a PoCo single mom raising two kids and battling brain cancer, is happening at 6 p.m. at the Cat and Fiddle Pub (1979 Brown St., Port Coquitlam). Tickets are $12 and include your choice of a burger and pasta plate or ginger beef bowl and a drink. The event will also host a 50/50 draw, silent auction, a toonie toss and door prizes. For tickets, call Colleen at 778-580-7376 or Candice at 604-727-1479.

FANTASIA 2011 Pianist and organist Kevin Wong performs classical works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart and Rossini as part of the Joan West Memorial Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church (315 Walker St., Coquitlam). Proceeds raised will go to help send young parishioners to Spain for World Youth Day. Admission is by $20 and tickets are available at the door, at the parish office or by calling 604936-2525.

The Crossroads Hospice Society hosts its popular coffeehouse series featuring ErRatica, a local folk quartet known for its famous four-part “quarrel” singing style. Doors open for an open-mic segment at 7 p.m., with ErRatica taking the stage at 9 p.m. at the Gathering Place (1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam). ErRatica features banjo, bass, guitar, fiddle flute and mandolin played by Don Davidson, Cameron Stewart, Bernard Gobin and Jane Slemon. They will perform popular covers as well as band originals from their latest album, Sail on a Notion.

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LOCAL COLOUR Locally renowned artist Linzy Arnott displays her multilayered, gold-flecked paintings as part of Colour of the Mind, a solo exhibition of her work on until April 10 at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St.. Port Moody). For more information, contact the PMAC at 604-931-2008 or at info@pomoartscentre.ca.

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Nancy J. Lilley’s career as an award-winning filmmaker was founded on a lie. The veteran Coquitlam film and TV actress made her first foray behind the camera as a director when her first-grader rushed home from school to tell her about the huge food fight at lunch time. “She gave me so many details of what happened that I totally believed her,” Lilley said. But there was no food fight. And when, embarrassed, Lilley found out the next day, she dec i d e d t h a t s eve n - ye a r- o l d Shanna’s “punishment” would be to help her mom turn the fib into a film. That was 2009’s homemade The Messy Lie, which went on to win an award for Best International Family Short Film at the New York International Independent Film Festival. Since then, when the Coquitlam actress, singer and stunt performer isn’t crashing cars on the set of X-Men III or acting the “angry customer” in commercials for Future Shop, she can be found spending her Friday afternoons at Rochester elementary teaching kids from Grades 1 to 5 how to act, how to fall and how to punch each other in the face — without getting hurt. And that’s where The Tri-City

News caught up with her recently, shortly after finding out that Friends and Fools, a movie she made with students at her Porter Street elementary school film club last year had just won the Canada International Film Festival’s Rising Star Award, which will be handed out in Vancouver early next month. “It’s pretty darn exciting,” Lilley said. “And the kids at Porter are all really excited about the award, too.” But for now, Lilley’s focus has already shifted from last year’s film about friendship to the project at hand, tentatively named A Tattle Tale. “It’s going to be a film about bullying and right now we’re just getting a feel for who wants to be a victim and who wants to be a bully,” Lilley said. That split was fairly even among the 17 kids in the Rochester gym as they repeated the vocal warm-up: “I’m not a tattler, I’m a reporter” — the apparent mantra of the new film. “Nancy’s friends from movies come in and we do lots of fun things,” one young student told The News. “Once one came and we did this thing where three times we shouted, ‘I’m a star!’ and it was really fun.” And while fun is the obvious by-product of Lilley’s Friday film club classes for these kids, she stressed education and empowerment are the program’s first priorities. “Bullying in elementary schools has just become unbelievable to me. In my days, I don’t remember ever having to deal with

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A horrible fire that took the lives of 146 young garment workers a century ago in New York is the backdrop for a remarkable connection between some Port Coquitlam high school students and children from an impoverished New York City neighbourhood. For the past few weeks, students in Chris Seppelt’s Social Justice 12 class at Archbishop Carney regional secondary school have been reading up on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and chatting via webcam with elementary school students from PS 65 Mother Hale Academy in the South Bronx in preparation for a spring break trip to visit the NYC students. March 21, the Tri-City students fly to the Big Apple, where they will stay in a youth hostel and hang out with their “little buddies,” Grade 4 and 5 students from Mother Hale. Carney kids will also read to the students about the Triangle fire, watch a documentary with them about it and then visit a memorial event on

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Teacher Chris Seppelt and students Marleis Bowering, Daniel Broderick, Anastasia Adriyanta and Conor McDonnell speak via web cam with their “little buddies” from Mother Hale Academy, an impoverished school in South Bronx, New York they will be visiting during spring break. March 25 with the elementary school kids. The commemoration (remember thetrianglefire.org) is expected to draw a large crowd of labour, government, business and social activists, including members of U.S. President Barack Obama’s cabinet, who will listen to a reading of the victims’ names. Many of the women who died in the fire were young immigrants the same age as Carney students who will be on the trip. Seppelt said previous New York service trips

have been about making connections and fellowship with the students and an after-school group but this year’s trip has more of a social justice focus. He said he hopes students from both countries will learn about the tragic fire and come to understand why it’s still necessary to prevent exploitation of workers, especially children. “It’s inspiring. It gives them an historical understanding of New York, an appreciation of the struggles that

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NEW! BOOKS PLUS: What’s happening in libraries

Spring break & teen hair Welcome to the first instalment of Books Plus, a feature that will run in The TriCity News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

COQUITLAM • Borrowing Library eBooks runs at the City Centre branch March 29, 3 to 4 p.m. and the Poirier branch on March 31, 7 to 8 p.m.: Are you wondering how to borrow eBooks from Library to Go, CPL’s digital eBook and audiobook collection? This hands-on session will cover all you need to know and, afterwards, participants will have a chance to try it themselves — and they can bring their own eReaders or fully charged laptops (there are limited power outlets). Please note that library eBooks are not compatible with the Kindle. To register, contact Jay at 604-937-4148, Ext. 2 or email jpeters@ library.coquitlam.bc.ca. • Jazz Up Your Spring Break runs at the Poirier branch from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the City Centre branch from 2 to 3:30 p.m.: Create your own jazzy book/art memento with local artist

• Hey Kids! Don’t Get “Boardâ€? During Spring Break!, at Coquitlam library’s City Centre March 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m. and the Poirier branch March 31 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.: Kids can hang out at CPL with their friends for an afternoon of board games. The library will provide games such as Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Trouble, Froggy Boogie, Snakes and Ladders, Zingo and more for children in kindergarten to Grade 5. Refreshments will be provided. This program is free and no registration is required. Masha Levene. Bring special photos of yourself, friends or family to put in your book and we provide the rest. Children six years and older with parents are welcome. Space is limited for this free program, so registration is required. To register, call the branch where you wish to attend: Poirier, 604-937-4142 or City Centre, 604-927-3561. • Play and Learn events at Coquitlam Centre mall, last Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Monthly Play and Learn storytimes, songs and crafts will take place near the Toy Jungle, in front of London Drugs. Upcoming themes are: March 30 — Wacky Weather; April 27 — Trees and Other Natural Treasures. No registration is required for these free programs — just drop-in. For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. The City

Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

TERRY FOX • Teen Hair Affair is set for Saturday, April 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m.: Are you looking for a great new hairstyle? Teen hair styles are about fun and fashion, and Jenny Kinvig, hair dresser from Urban Hair Studio in Port Coquitlam, will demonstrate some great hair ideas, tips and trends for teens, whether their hair is short or long. To reserve your spot, phone 604-927-7999.

alphabet crafts and take home activities. This is for kids ages three to six years with a parent/ caregiver. • Library Press Display: What is the world saying about the turmoil in the Middle East and other hot topics? Find out with Library Press Display. This electronic product provides free, instant, cover-to-cover access to 1,700 newspapers from 92 countries in 48 languages. Contact us for more information. • Babytimes and Pre-school Storytimes are ongoing until May; call the library at 604469-4577 for dates and times. For more information, visit www.library. portmoody.ca. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

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Dancing up a storm Dozens of dancers of all ages took part in the second annual Ya-Xwa Powwow held last weekend at Kwayhquitlum middle school in Port Coquitlam. Ya-Xwa — which means dancer in the Xanaksiyala language spoken by the Kitlope people from near Kitimat — featured several champion dancers as well as dancers from tots to teens and older adults. Among the bigger names was Tyler Jacobs from the Squamish Nation, who has danced on So You Think You Can Dance Canada and was part of the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Olympic Games, and Nyla Carpentier, who teaches powwow dancing to youth and dance workshops for Raven Spirit Dance Intensive. Dancers shown here in brightly-coloured regalia were taking part in the grand entry on Sunday morning. CRAIG HODGE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Quiz night for fun and fundraising If your brain is bursting with knowledge of geography, history, current events, literature, sports and other trivia, you can show off your skills at the Friends of Coquitlam Public Library’s quiz night. Ask friends, family, or co-workers to form a team of eight people and get ready to show off your smarts. Individuals or smaller groups are also welcome and will be matched with a team. Tickets are $25 each and include coffee, dessert and the chance to win draw prizes. This annual event raises money for library projects that do not fall under normal funding categories, such as Books for Babies and the library’s Book Bus. This year, funds will also be used to buy a defibrillator for each of CPL’s two branches. Quiz night will be held Friday, April 15 in the concourse at Centennial secondary school (570 Poirier St.), across the street from the library’s Poirier branch. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the quiz begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, phone 604-937-4130.

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ur story begins 100 years ago, as the first International Women’s Day is celebrated March 8, 1911. It truly seemed to be a man’s world then, as most of the heads of state and industry in those days were male. Pioneering women such as Dr. Emily Stowe and her suffrage movement in Canada, which began in 1878, are attempting to gain equal rights for women, among those the right to vote. Women in British Columbia will finally earn the right to vote provincially in 1917, and federally, a year later. The Coquitlam Star newspaper dated April 23, 1913 gives a lengthy account of the city of Port Coquitlam’s Inauguration Day celebrations held the week before, including the allmale Commemoration Banquet held at the newly-opened Commercial Hotel. Among the various toasts given to the wellbeing of the new city included the Ladies’ Toast (no ladies were present) by Mr. Heaps: “It takes a good man to keep level with the ladies. I believe they should have equal voting rights with men.” This comment was reportedly greeted with applause from the honoured dignitaries and prominent citizens of Port Coquitlam. Our newly-incorporated city was heading in the right direction. The Woman’s Institute in Coquitlam, founded in 1908, was an organization whose meetings offered lectures on home nursing, domestic work and recipes. In later years, it helped families in need, volunteered its services to the city when needed in times of trouble and became the driving force behind early May Days. One of the institute’s early presidents was Mrs. Robert Irvine, whose daughter Ada was a teacher at the oneroom Junction School from 1900 on, and later, became principal in 1911. When the new Central

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Port Coquitlam’s female pioneers: Jane Kilmer (left) and Hazel Trembath. school opened in 1914, she took over there as principal, too, and taught at the school for the next 30 years. Many of Miss Irvine’s former students, now seniors, recall how she was a stickler for discipline but was a great teacher who enriched the lives of all she taught. Ada Irvine passed away in 1958. Central school welcomed a new addition to its staff in 1924 when Hazel Trembath began her 42-year teaching career there. In the late 1940s, she had to teach her elementary school class at the community Aggie Hall Centre when there was no class space available due to the rapid growth of the city after the Second World War. When Viscount Alexander school opened in 1951 (the first school built, by the way, since Central was erected in 1914) she joined Bill Brand’s staff as librarian. By the time she retired in 1966, the library’s volume of 2,000 books had grown to more than 10,000. Hazel Trembath died in 1984. Around the same time frame of 1911, John Kilmer and his family came from the busy metropolis of Vancouver to the soon-to-be fledging city of Port Coquitlam to become the city’s first engineer. John’s oldest daughter, Jane Kilmer, would leave her mark on the city she so loved. She served as president of the Women’s Institute as well before becoming British Columbia’s first female alderman in 1934, a position she would hold with dedication and honour for 34 years.

“Aunt Jane” passed away in 1971. One hundred years have passed since that first International Women’s Day. Today, a

man or woman is judged on who they are and whether they have the credentials and ability to do the job, the prejudice of gender no longer a

stigma. We have many fine examples today in our city of boys and girls, men and women who are making a difference and serving our community with pride. By the way, there are three Public Schools in Port Coquitlam named after Ada Irvine, Hazel Trembath and Jane Kilmer. Three worthy individuals recognized for their contributions to Port Coquitlam`s history and growth. Your History is a column in which, once a month, representatives of the Tri-Cities’ three heritage groups writes about local history. Bryan Ness is with the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society.

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GOOD REPORT For the fifth time in a row, the city of Port Coquitlam has reaped a financial reporting award. The 2009 annual report, titled Making Connections, was recently recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. “It’s a third-party validation of our transparency and the quality of our financial reporting,” Mayor Greg Moore said a news release. “It’s an evolving document — we’re always looking for ways to make our annual report more engaging and understandable, in the same way that we collect feedback from our community about how we can make our organization better.” Please send Spotlight news releases and photos to jwarren@tricitynews.com.

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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,” 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 God. Info: 604-710-4754 or 604 374-1004.

MONDAY, MARCH 21 • Tri-Cities Parkinson’s Support Group meets, 10 a.m.-noon, Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam. Info: Peggy, 604-461-9705. • Knights of Columbus cribbage, 7 p.m., Knights hall, 2255 Fraser St., PoCo. $5, includes refreshments. • Tri-City, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Newcomers Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. All women, not just those new to the area, wanting to have some fun and promote new friendships, are welcome to participate. Info: Wendy, 604-468-2423 or tricities_newcomers@yahoo.ca.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 • Coquitlam Skating Club presents “Toys on Ice,” 7 p.m. (also on Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.) at the Poirier sport and leisure complex, main arena. Tickets: $12 or $13 for adults, and $7 or $8 for children and seniors. There is a “Skate with the Stars” after the Saturday matinee show (special tickets are available for this). For tickets, visit www.skatecoquitlam.com or phone 604-760-4252. Tickets will also be available at the door.

CLUBS • Pocomo Hiking Club invites people to join Saturday hikes starting at 9:30 a.m. from the Rocky Point Park parking lot. Info: Maurina, pocomohiking@hotmail.com. • Singles over-55 walking group walks Saturday mornings for about 2 hours; meet at 9:15 a.m. for 9:30 a.m. sharp departure at the Cedar and Victoria parking lot (north of Slough), PoCo. Will walk or carpool from there. Info: eileenanne70@hotmail.com. • Tri-City Photography Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (except holidays) at Port Moody secondary school, 300 Albert St., PoMo. The club is a great way to hone your skills and meet other photographers of all levels. Group also has photography outings throughout the Lower Mainland. Info: Grant, 604-671-8458. • Grab a friend or come out to meet some new ones with the Recreation Unlimited Volleyball Club, an adult group of recreational level players who play at Hillcrest middle school gym every Wednesday, 8-10 p.m. Fun is the focus, so even if you haven’t played in years you will be welcome. Info: Gary, 604-469-6389. • Singles over-45 walking group meets Saturdays, 9:15 a.m. at Pitt Meadows rec centre for walks in Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows areas. Info: Graham, 604-464 1839.

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Bylaw Referendum - Port Moody Fire Hall No. 1 Construction Project Loan Authorization Bylaw, 2010, No. 2878 Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Port Moody that, pursuant to section 85 of the Community Charter, a Bylaw Referendum will be held to submit for the assent of the electors Bylaw, 2010, No. 2878 – Port Moody Fire Hall #1 Construction Project Loan Authorization Bylaw. The question that is to be voted on is as follows:

“Are you in favour of Council adopting Bylaw 2878, 8 a bylaw to authorize the borrowing of up to $16,000,000 toward the construction of a new Fire Hall to replace the old Fire Hall # 1.� The voting area is the entire City of Port Moody.

Synopsis Of Proposed Bylaw Port Moody Fire Hall #1 Construction Project Loan Authorization Bylaw, 2010, No. 2878 authorizes the City of Port Moody to borrow up to $16,000,000 for the construction of a new Fire Hall to replace the existing Fire Hall #1 at 200 Ioco Road. The maximum term for the debt under Bylaw 2878 is the lesser of 30 years and the reasonable life expectancy of the Fire Hall. This Bylaw applies to the entire City of Port Moody. This Bylaw synopsis is intended to provide, in general terms, the intent of Bylaw No. 2878; it is not to be understood as an interpretation of Bylaw No. 2878. A full copy of the Bylaw is available for inspection during regular office hours from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), at the City of Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC and will also be available for inspection on voting day at each polling place. A copy of the bylaw is also posted on the City’s website at www.portmoody.ca.

Valid forms of identification include a BC Drivers Licence, BC Identification Card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch, an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC, Social Insurance Card, BC Care Card, a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8, a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, a real property tax notice issued under section 369 of the Local Government Act or section 21 of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act, t a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution as defined in section 29 of the Interpretation Act, t or a utility bill such as hydro, telephone or cable, showing residential address.

Elector Qualifications To qualify as a resident elector, you must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting: • age 18 or older • a Canadian Citizen • a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration • a resident of the City of Port Moody for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; • not be disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. To qualify as a non-resident property elector, you must meet all of the following requirements at time of voting: • not entitled to register as a resident elector of Port Moody

Other Voting is to be conducted as follows:

• age 18 or older

General Voting Day will be open to qualified electors of the City of Port Moody on Saturday, April 16, 2011 between the hours of 8am and 8pm at the following locations:

• a Canadian Citizen

• Glenayre Community Centre, 492 Glencoe Drive

• a registered owner of real property in the City of Port Moody for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration

• Heritage Mountain Community Centre, 200 Panorama Place • Kyle Centre, 125 Kyle Street

• a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration

• not be disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

• Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road Qualified electors may vote at any one of the above polling locations. Special Voting Opportunities will be held at the following locations for those qualified electors who are residents or patients of the facility at which the voting opportunity will be provided: • Eagle Ridge Hospital, 475 Guildford Drive, 8am to 10am • Eagle Ridge Hospital Extended Care Facility, 475 Guildford Drive, 10:30am to noon • Legion Manor, 2909 Hope Street, 1pm to 4pm Advance Voting takes place on April 6, 2011 and April 9, 2011 from 8am to 8pm at the Galleria at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive.

Voter Registration The List of Registered Electors for the City of Port Moody has been produced on the basis of the most recent Provincial Voters’ List. If you have recently moved or are not on the Provincial Voters’ List, you may register at the time of voting if qualified. Please note, if you are registering at the time of voting you will be required to produce two pieces of identification that prove your residency and identity (one of which must contain your signature) OR, should you be unable to produce identification proving your residency, you will be required to provide two pieces of identification that prove your identity (one of which must contain your signature) and to make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.

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Non-resident property electors will be required to complete an Application for Registration as a Non-Resident Property Electorr and to provide at the polls: • 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity; • satisfactory proof (e.g. current title search) that the person is entitled to register in relation to the real property; and • if applicable, written consent from a majority of the other registered owners of the property (only one person may voter per property – if several non-residents own a single piece of property, the owners must select one of the owners to vote). Applications for registration as a non-resident property elector can be obtained from the Chief Election Officer at City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody either during regular office hours prior to 5pm on Friday, April 15, 2011 or on advance and general voting days, during voting hours. Further information related to the foregoing may be obtained by visiting www.portmoody.ca or by contacting Colleen Rohde, Chief Election Officer, at 604.469.4505. Colleen Rohde Chief Election Officer


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR continued from page 34 • Play euchre every Saturday from noon to approximately 2:30 p.m. at the Treehouse Pub, near Shaughnessy and Lougheed, PoCo. Info: sunset585@hotmail.com. • Port Coquitlam Elks Lodge 49 meets first and third Thursdays at 8 p.m. it Elks Hall, 2272 Leigh Sq. Elks are looking for new members. Group provides community service to young people and seniors in the Tri-Cities and beyond. Info: Ed, 604-9450880 or 604-942-1345. • Tri-City Singles Social Club is a fun group of 40+ people who get together and enjoy activities such as walking, theatre, dining, biking, bowling, kayaking, weekend trips and more. Membership is $20 per year. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at PoMo Legion. Info: tricityclub@gmail.com or Phyllis, 604-472-0016. • Morningside Toastmasters invites you to develop your communication and leadership skills. Guests and new members are welcome at meetings held every Thursday, 7:25-8:30 a.m., Burkeview Family Funeral Care, 1340 Dominion Ave., PoCo. Info: Gene, 604-2308030 or www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca. • Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, Tri-Cities Committee, meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Port Moody city hall.

GET THE POINT WITH NEEDLEARTS • Coquitlam Needlearts Guild meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, noon-3 p.m. plus first and third Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m., Howe Room, Poirier community centre. Members do needlework, embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, knitting, crochet and much more; new members welcome. Info: Maureen, 604-942-5457. If you ride your bike in the Tri-Cities, meet and work with other cyclists to help improve cycling facilities in the area. New participants always welcome. Info: John, 604-469-0361 or jseinen@shaw.ca. • PoMo Men’s 60-plus Curling League is looking for players who would like to curl regularly or as a spare; league runs Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Phil, 604-468-2801 or George, 604-341-4813. • Happy Wanderers Walking Club welcomes all singles 45 and older for walks in the Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows areas; meet every Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Info: Marilyn, 604-463-8874. • City of the Arts Toastmasters Club meets Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., PoMo city hall. Improve your career and personal life by improving your communication and leadership skills in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Guests and new members welcome. Info: www.cityartstoastmasters. com. • Barnet Lions Club meets first and third

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Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Alex Graham Manor, 101 Noons Creek Dr., PoMo. New members welcome. Info: 604-936-5275. • The Kinsmen Club of PoCo is looking for new members. It is a service club operating since 1965 that combines raising money with fun times. Kinsmen meet the second Thursday of each month and commit time for projects and social events. Anyone interested in joining or attending a meeting, call Cyrille at 604-942-4826 or email kincyril@shaw.ca. • Friends of Coquitlam Public Library meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the board room, Poirier Branch. Info: 604-937-4130. • Crystal Clear Speakers Toastmasters meet every second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., the Oasis, 1111 Austin Ave., Coquitlam. Info: Walter, 604-941-0191 or http:// crystalclearspeakers.freetoasthost.info. • Tri-City Airedale Terrier Club is organizing events for local Airedale owners (and dogs). Info: s@tricityairedales.com or www. tricityairedales.com.

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…Tweet, tweet. Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. Real estate marketer/branding specialist David Allison talks to a GVHBA U40 gathering about himself and how to best use social media… [ 3 ]

Vancouver leads housing markets as home sales increase in B.C. Residential sales in the province Cameron Muir. climbed five per cent in February from “Elevated sales activity in VancouJanuary 2011 on a seasonally adjusted ver’s pricier communities has pushed basis, reports the British Columbia Real average home prices higher than marEstate Association. ket conditions would suggest.” Compared to February Compared to February 2010, 2010, Multiple Listing Service the average MLS residential residential unit sales increased price in Vancouver has climbed eight per cent to 6,410 units more than 19 per cent, whereas and the average MLS residenthe benchmark, or typical tial price rose 18 per cent to home price has increased a $587,571 in February compared more modest four per cent, the Cameron Muir to the same month last year. BCREA says. “The surge in consumer Year-to-date, B.C. residential demand in Metro Vancouver continsales dollar volume increased 15 per ues to propel the provincial statistics cent to $6.03 billion compared to the higher,” says BCREA chief economist same period last year.

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Surrey is B.C.’s fastest-growing municipality, with a population that is expected to outnumber Vancouver’s within the next 10 to 20 years. Finding a brand-new home that is close to all amenities and major transportation routes while remaining removed from it all may seem an impossibility in such an expanding city, but it is possible at Madison. Build by Lakewood Management, SEE PAGE 2... a local company with more than 40 years experience in the construction industry, Madison features new townhomes near 64 Avenue FEATURE and 144 Street in Surrey. Ranging in size from 1,423 to more than 1,500 square feet, the stylish townhomes are offered in a variety of floorplans in two designer-co-ordinated colour schemes, each designed to maximize the living space while allowing as much natural light inside as possible. A park and the Bell Centre for Performing Arts are both just across the street; the Newton Wave Pool is a short bike ride away and the Canada-U.S. border is an easy drive. Ken Hoyt, a Lakewood sales representative who has been working with the company for 25 years, says the homes speak for themselves. “Lakewood is a high-quality builder and the homes are quality-built,” Hoyt says. “There’s a lot of attention to detail. (Homebuyers) love the location, the price, the quality and the style of these homes.” All Madison homes come with two-car garages

Lakewood’s Madison offers new homes in a great location.

as well as patio and/or porch space; some floorplans have garden-level patios. Architecturally, the homes are a mix of contemporary with traditional, with homes featuring nine-foot ceilings, large windows and mood-adjustable fireplaces. Open-plan kitchens feature granite countertops, full-height ceramic tile backsplashes and a continuedon onpage page38 2 continued

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Make mine Madison

Homebuyers line up Saturday.

Buyers line up at Kinfield Rainy spring weather couldn’t keep potential homebuyers away from a Polygon Homes development on the weekend. Despite the soggy forecast, excited new-home buyers lined up for a chance to purchase one of Polygon’s new townhomes at Kinfield, located in the masterplanned community of Westerleigh in West Abbotsford. Polygon notes that this was the first time the B.C.-owned-and-operated company has attempted a launch in Abbotsford, and “the response was overwhelming.” “We were excited to be introducing Kinfield to the market as our company had been looking for a large-scale development opportunity in Abbotsford for a considerable amount of time,” says Polygon president and CEO Neil Chrystal. Kinfield features affordable two- and three-bedroom townhomes designed in a charming Arts and Crafts style on the exterior, while more contemporary interiors are bright, open and welcoming. “These homes are designed to appeal to first-time buyers and young families looking for good value and that is exactly who we saw on the weekend with 21 homes sold on opening day,” Chrystal says. Kinfield is the first collection of townhomes in Westerleigh; when complete, the master-planned community will comprise more than 550 new homes, a new community park, trails and Club West, a residents-only clubhouse featuring 9,800 square feet of resort-style amenities. Homes in the new neighbourhood start from $259,900.

Podmore awarded A well-known Vancouver real estate industry magnate has been recognized by a local magazine as B.C.’s Residential Construction Person of the Year. David Podmore, chairman and CEO of Concert Properties, won the honour for 2010. With more than 30 years experience in the real estate business, Podmore co-founded Concert Properties with Jack Poole, the notable Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games chair, in 1989. “I just love the residential development business. And, in B.C., we have the best industry in the country,” Podmore said in a BC Homes Magazine – the publication behind the annual awards – release. Podmore will be honoured by his colleagues at an awards luncheon in Vancouver on April 8.

Homes at Madison are designed to offer plenty of space in open, airy floorplans that let plenty of natural light inside.

…off the front: “You’re so close to everything here. Everything is handy ... the homes are quality-built. There’s a lot of attention to detail." Ken Hoyt, Lakewood Management continued page 37 1 continued from from page

stainless steel appliance package. Ensuite bathrooms have double sinks, more granite countertops and designer faucets, while designer lighting fixtures and a high-efficiency gas-forced-air heating system round out just some of the highlights of all Madison homes, no matter what floorplan. The location is a huge attraction for many of the families purchasing Madison homes, Hoyt notes. “You’re so close to everything here. Everything is handy,” he says. Local parks, the Newton Community Rec Centre, the Newton Arena and the Tong Louie YMCA are all nearby, along with a family golf centre. The shops, businesses and recreation offered in South Surrey and White Rock – not to mention Crescent Beach, White Rock Beach, Blackie Spit, Mud Bay, South Surrey Athletic Park and the Serpentine Wildlife Management area – are also close (about a 10 minute drive). Homes are priced starting in the $300,000s. Visit www.madisonhome.ca for more information. Lakewood’s Madison features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances as well as patios and two-car garages in every home.

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Allison talks social media at U40 event TRICIA LESLIE

David Allison remembers when he was the boss who banned Facebook in the workplace. But he – like many others – soon realized it was futile to fight the evolution of social media and other Internet tools, and embraced the online revolution. “Now, in the Monday morning meetings, you get in trouble if you’re not tweeting enough,” he said to a group of young professionals at Friday’s Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association “I think we’re U40 mentorship breakfast. “I remember when we got at a time our first fax machine at work now that is ... but the way people tell stobigger than the Gutenberg ries is changing. I think video is the new text.” Press or the Allison, who is president Internet. I and co-founder of Braun/ think we’re on Allison Inc. – a Vancouverthe edge of a based real estate development cliff here.” branding and communications company – said that in this day and age of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and QR codes, it is that much easier to be findable, which is crucial for any business’s success. While Allison admitted it can be hard to limit the time spent online to update social media, he added with focus, it can be done. “I probably spend 30 minutes a day, at most. It doesn’t take as long as you think,” he said. The key to using social media is not necessarily to promote a business or a development or sales, Allison noted. “The goal with social media should always

Braun/Allison president and co-founder David Allison speaks at a Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association U40 (under-40) mentorship breakfast at the Vancouver Club. Martin Knowles photos

be, ‘How can I make my customers’ lives better?” he said. “Just start talking. And be excited. Be passionate. If you own a bike store, don’t be passionate about bikes. Be passionate about biking. Build a movement and look at (social media) as a tool.” Braun, who earned a degree in journalism, has been in the business of providing strategic and creative services since the early 1980s, and has worked throughout Canada, from Winnipeg to Calgary. He started his own company in 1992 and, after 12 years as a consultant working for the

largest advertising and marketing firms in Western Canada, Allison joined forces with Marcus Braun in January 2005 to form Braun/ Allison Inc. Allison said he loves waking up every day to do a job he loves, and encouraged everyone to do the same; find a career they can be enthusiastic about, and let that excitement show in all forms of social media. He noted the Gutenberg Press revolutionized how people were able to share information in the 1400s, then the Internet did the same thing upon its inception. “I think we’re at a time now that is bigger

than the Gutenberg Press or the Internet. I think we’re on the edge of a cliff here,” Allison said. The old method for business was for company bigwigs to sit around a conference table, decide what they should tell people to buy, then purchase a newspaper ad telling them to buy that product. Today – especially since consumers are much more educated than ever before, thanks to the Internet – companies are having conversations with the consumer, instead of lecturing them and telling them what to do. “Now, companies are listening to what people are saying they want,” Allison said. “It’s no longer, ‘How do I make a buck?’ Now, it’s ‘How do I make a buck and make peoples’ better?’” As for advertising, Allison emphasized that “you’ve got to do both” print and online, and noted a recent Ipsos-Reid poll shows newspaper ads are “by far, still number one” as to where people will look for real estate-related information. The only thing that’s changed is the content in the ads, he said. In the ‘old days’ the newspaper ad would be chock-full of all the information the reader might need. “Now, all you’re trying to do is get them to go to your website,” he said.

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Moisture, acidity are keys in fighting moss IN THE GARDEN Brian Minter Spreading lime on your lawn & aerating are two things you can do to stop moss

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oss… moss… and more moss. It is in lawns everywhere this year, spreading vigourously and choking out those poor lawn grasses. In spite of all the lime and moss control applied, it seems to get worse. The problem with moss is our lack of understanding about why it grows in our lawns. We knock it back each year but we never really seem to get rid of it. Let’s start by looking at why moss grows. First, it thrives in areas of high rainfall and it loves shady locations. Wet, poorly drained soil is a wonderful place for moss to become established because the soil is usually acidic. In addition to these conditions, moss does very well in soil that has low fertility. Shaded, heavy, wet, acidic soil with low fertility — those are the ideal conditions for moss to grow and spread rapidly. To minimize moss, we must rectify these conditions, so let’s start with the heavy soil. Light, sandy soils are usually less prone to moss than heavy soils, where water drains away slowly. One of the first things we must do is improve the porosity and drainage of our soils. Short of plowing our lawns under, aeration is the most sensible way to go. You can do this by using a three- or five-prong hand aerator and pulling out cores of soil throughout your lawn. For larger areas, a commercial aerator would be ideal but be careful of the roto-tiller types, which basically chew up the turf and loosen your teeth at the same time. How you get those cores of heavy soil out of your lawn is up to you but once that is done, broadcast a 3/8 inch layer of coarse sand over the aerated areas to fill up those holes. This sharp sand will eat its way down and, in time, help to greatly improve the drainage. You can aerate now and repeat the process often until you see an improvement in the drainage. This is one of the secrets of so many golf courses.

Once you have worked on the drainage, it is important to raise the pH levels of the soil — in other words, make your soil less acidic. Lime will do that but, at this time of year, not just any lime will do the job. Easy-to-apply granulated or prilled limes are the way to go. The new Dolopril or Doloplus lime are two of the best limes available today; they are granular for easy application, fast acting, weigh less by about a half, have twice the coverage and last a long time. Dolopril and Doroplus lime should be applied at 10 kg per 200 sq. m or 2,000 sq. ft. (Incidentally, the only way to be sure you need lime is to have your soil tested to determine its pH level. There are pH testing kits available at garden centres but after our wet winter and with the copious quantities of moss in our lawns, I am sure you will be safe applying it.) Once you have increased the pH level, it is time to burn off the moss. Ferrous ammonium sulphate is the best way of doing that. It usually comes in a 20 kg bag, which will cover approximately 2,000 square feet of lawn area. Moisten the moss first, apply the moss control dry and arrange to have two dry days afterwards when the temperature remains above 10 C (good luck). Quite sincerely, though, that is what is required for successful moss control. There are also liquid controls available that can be applied using a garden hose. Combinations of moss control and fertilizer are also available to burn the moss and then give the lawn grasses a boost. Once you have been able to eliminate the moss, you must rake out all the old dead stuff and apply a fertilizer to encourage the remaining grass to get growing and fill in those bare spots before weeds do. A slow-release, high-nitrogen fertilizer will do the job nicely and will be soil friendly. For those who wish to stay organic, there is a great selection of organic fertilizers available. Now is also a good time to overseed your lawn with some great perennial rye grasses to get new life and vigour into your lawn. Your lawn will be in good shape as long as you can eradicate the moss everywhere — from your trees, roof and under your rhododendrons. Don’t forget: Moss spreads by spores, so a thorough clean-up is important. All this sounds like a lot of work but it is not really, especially if you lessen the problem each year by improving the drainage and maintaining more consistent levels of nitrogen in your lawn area.

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2010 Top REALTORS Recognized ®

Harvey Exner, Manager, Macdonald Realty Maple Ridge – Coquitlam and Lynn Hsu, President of Macdonald Realty, are pleased to announce the recipients of the Macdonald Realty®Awards. To be tops in any profession requires dedication and hard work. We wish to thank the following individuals for their hard work and dedication to their clients. It is an honour and a pleasure working with you.

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TRI-CITY SPORTS

CONTACT Larry Pruner, Sports Editor email: sports@tricitynews.com phone: 604-525-6397 • fax: 604-944-0703

Foul line fine in clutch for Kodiaks Late flourish lifts Fox in B.C. opener By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Free-throw shooting was vital in the Heritage Woods Kodiaks’ victory Wednesday, while a fourthquarter flourish allowed the Terry Fox Ravens to also prevail. Nothing, mind you, could save the Arctic-cold Gleneagle Talons from succumbing to the heralded Kelowna Owls. The Kodiaks needed virtually all of their 13 foul shots on 17 attempts to shake North Vancouver’s Argyle Pipers 60-57 in the Port Moody unit’s IN QUOTES opening game at the 66th annual B.C. AAA senior boys high school basketball championships at Langley Events Centre. Later, the Ravens outscored east Vancouver’s gritty Sir Charles Tupper 23-6 in the final 10 Kodiaks’ Chris Martin Tigers minutes on way to a 69-51 win, while the Talons –– who blitzed the Prince George Polars 73-35 in a back-door entry game Tuesday –– met their match versus the ferocious Owls, falling 46-30 after sinking just seven of 31 shots from the field. Kodiaks head coach Chris Martin credited his players for earning a 76.5 per cent grade from the charity stripe compared with the Pipers’ lowly 45.5 mark. “We work on free-throw shooting a lot during the season,” Martin told The Tri-City News. “[It] can be the difference, especially this time of year.” The game was a see-saw battle, with the Kodiaks bolting to a 16-5 lead after the first quarter before the Pipers closed the gap to 29-26 at halftime. Those three points provided the margin of victory, as the teams tied 31-31 in the second half. “Argyle is a very good team... they’re athletic and they played very hard,” Martin said.

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Liam Vippola (6), Alex Thong (10) and Taylor Heinrichs of the Heritage Woods Kodiaks triple-team the Argyle Pipers’ Jon Neves in Wednesday’s play in the B.C. AAA senior boys high school basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre.

“[Foul shooting] can be the difference, especially this time of year.”

Pilots push Black Panthers out of playoffs By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Ron Luniw has waited 11 years since taking over his Jr. ‘B’ hockey club to steer it into the Pacific International playoff championship series. On Wednesday, he fell 13 minutes shy of doing it. Up 3-2 nearing the midway point of the third period, Luniw’s Po r t M o o dy B l a c k Panthers coughed up four unanswered goals as the Abbotsford Pilots soared to a 6-3 victory in the seventh and deciding game of their semifinal clash. When the Pilots’ Kevin Lourens struck net on an Abby powerplay at 7:07 of the third to knot the count 3-3, the Cats’ owner/GM Luniw got the sense the tide had turned and, boy, did it. Just 40 ticks later, Travis Grewal gave the Pilots the lead and

the tsunami-like Pilots would score twice more, including into an empty net, to seal the deal. “Our energ y was g o o d bu t t h e s a i l s started to come down [after Lourens scored],” groused Luniw, who took over the team back when it was still the Port Coquitlam Buckeroos. “We kept coming but it wasn’t meant to be.” The loss was a double hit for Luniw, who will likely lose “around $6,000” on the season after failing to garner a minimum of two more home gates in the final that would have at least moved him close to the break-even point financially. H o w e v e r, a w i n Tuesday would have meant more in the mere mindset of Luniw, who, after adding veteran head coach Ron Johnson this season, turned the Cats around from a woeful 11-36-1 bunch that finished last

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PoMo’s Taylor Young (88) pressures the Pilots’ Bradley Park for the puck at MSA Arena. the previous season to a fleet, young 22-18-6 unit that placed second in the five-team Harold Brittain Conference during the regular sea-

son. “Overall, we had a very, very good season, especially compared to last year,” Luniw said. “I would have loved to

be in the championship series but, oh well... maybe another day.” After a scoreless first frame, PoMo’s James Benz opened the scor-

ing eight minutes into the second. The Pilots responded with two goals to go up 2-1 heading into the third, where the gritty Cats got tallies from Tyler Basham and Cameron Patterson less than two minutes apart early to take a 3-2 margin. Then Abby’s Lourens connected, followed by goals from Grewal, Christopher Vinette and PoCo product Riley Lamb, who led the Pilots with two markers. “It was a pretty emotional series,” said Johnson, who rallied his team back from a 3-1 series deficit to the Ridge Meadows Flames in the opening round to prevail in seven games. “It was a heart-breaker for the kids... just a collection of little things that added up against us..” Johnson wouldn’t say Wednesday if he’ll be back behind the Cats’ bench next season.

Rookie rules for ‘oldies’ Rookie of the Ye a r w i n n e r Dave Van Straten str uck for two goals, including the winner in the second period, to spark Diamonds Plumbing to a 3-2 triumph Monday over the Ambassadors in the PoCo Oldtimers Hockey League championship game at PoCo Rec Centre. FrankiePakozdy, the league scoring champion, netted the Diamonds’ other goal on a shorthanded effort, while veteran goalie Brian Campbell preserved the victory. Campbell has p l ay e d i n t h e league 22 years.


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Liam Vippola of the Heritage Woods Kodiaks tries to halt a soaring Wes Dekleer of the Argyle Pipers on Wednesday at Langley Events Centre.

“[We] got into foul trouble very early and we had difficulty getting points in the paint. We relaxed a little on the boards and they were able to claw back into the game on two separate occasions.” Tay l o r H e i n r i ch s p a c e d t h e Ko d i a k s with 16 points, with Mohammad Dadfar next with 13, including seven-of-10 from the foul line to go along with his team-high nine rebounds. Alex Thong collected nine points on three treys, with Mitchell Ligertwood also netting nine while going five-for-five in free throws. Meanwhile, early foul trouble plagued the Ravens, who relied on 18 points from Grade 11 post Ryan Sclater to topple the Tigers. Leading by just one going into the fourth quarter, Fox finally managed to put their complete game together, said co-coach Rich Chambers. “We got out and ran a little bit, made some stops and hit some shots,” Chambers said. Ravens’ point guard

Bret Macdonald was next to Sclater with 16 points, followed by topscorer Scott Hind, who managed 14 despite being slapped with three first-half fouls. Power forward Matt Trimble was solid on both ends, netting 13 points and snagging a team-high eight boards. Gleneagle and Kelowna were actually knotted 19-19 at halftime before the Owls –– ranked as high as No. 2 in the province last month –– out-scored the underdog Talons 27-11 the rest of the way. No Talon scored double digits, with Scott Turell and Zack Usherwood leading Gleneagle with nine points apiece. Versus Prince George on Tuesday, no fewer than five Talons nailed 10 or more points, with Usherwood’s 14 tops in the pack. Yesterday (Thursday), the Talons dug themselves in an early 30-6 hole and dropped a 69-44 decision to Langley’s Walnut Grove Gators. Usherwood and Turell led Gleneagle with 14 points each, while Brenden Yee contributed eight for the punchless Talons.

K’s male gymnasts jump to Westerns The men’s team at Coquitlam’s Kerrigan Gymnastics Club qualified for the upcoming Western Canadian championships after bouncing to first place in a recent qualifying meet in Surrey. Members of the winning squad included team captain and national squad member Colin Schuler Ram, Addyson Cheladyn, Cole Palmeri, Adrian Kask and John Sandoval. Palmeri, Schuler Ram and Addyson also ear ned the right to compete in the national championships next June. Also, the unit’s head coach, Rory Kerrigan, was selected to guide Team B.C. as a result of the strong showing. Level 1 Ker rig an gymnast Mauzzammil Taziz placed second all-around individually and is hunting for No. 1 status at a meet in Abbotsford later this month. Kerrigan’s women’s group also competed well, including Michelle Cooper, Emma Jordan, Daniella Letourneau, Brianna Wong and Niki Duschene.

Alex Klocek of the Gleneagle Talons burns past Charlie Lewthwaite of the Kelowna Owls during Wednesday’s play in the B.C. AAA boys high school basketball championships at Langley Events Centre. JAMES MACLENNAN BLACK PRESS

Stars’ gals 13th in AA finals Making just their second ever appearance in the provincials, Archbishop Car ney Stars placed 13th among 16 squads at last week’s B.C. AA senior girls high school basketball championships in Kamloops.

The Stars opened with a 70-39 loss to Victoria’s Lambrick Park, then dropped a tough 68-67 overtime result to North Vancouver’s Seycove. The Stars then posted back-to-back wins, via a 61-49 win over Smithers and a 62-40 triumph over

Vernon’s Kalamalka. The Stars are counting on a better finish next year, said Grade 11 guard Kayla North. “I have great confidence that we will be physically and psychologically ready for the transition next season.”

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TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz Biting’s better when sun’s out I’m sometimes questioned about my belief that water temperature is one of the key factors in fish feeding activity. Most well-seasoned anglers agree that each species of fish has an optimum temperature where they are most active. In my opinion, just knowing this is not enough. You also need to know why. Water temperature regulates everything in a fish’s life, including hatching, feeding, growth and spawning. Fish do not hatch from an egg until the water is warm enough. Then, warming and cooling of the water through the seasons determines the species and quantity of food sources available. Being cold-blooded creatures like reptiles, a fish’s metabolism is regulated by the surrounding temperatures. This does not only apply to their activity level, it also applies to the digestion of their food sources. So not only are fish slower in cold water, they also don’t need to feed as often. Aside from spawning, fish migrate continuously throughout the year in search of their optimal temperature. Knowing this and knowing the preferred water temperature of the fish species pursued, an angler can improve his or her chances of finding and catching fish with the simple use of a thermometre.

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Dhivya Manohar of the North Coquitlam Tornadoes battles an Abbotsford Storm foe during a girls Under-15 Gold exhibition soccer game Sunday at Town Centre Park.

Liverpool, Nitro post big wins Alex Dallazanna knocked in a pair of goals to guide Coquitlam Metro-Ford Liverpool to a 3-1 triumph Saturday over the Whalley Falcons and the boys Under-16 Gold Conference Cup soccer crown. Domenic Brazinha notched what

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THE REPORT Fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes has been slow this week, due to the unsettled weather. Look for things to improve when the sun returns. Concentrate your fishing from late morning through mid-afternoon in and around the north western sections of your favourite lake. The Fraser River is good for cutthroat and dolly varden. The Vedder River is good for steelhead, dolly varden and, by the weekend, resident rainbow. The Stave River is fair to good for steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat. The Chehalis River is good for steelhead and cutthroat. The Harrison River is good for cutthroat and rainbow.

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

~DEEP & SPARKLING~

CLEANING SERVICES We do both

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

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

Danny 604 - 307 - 7722

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

Specialists in:

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

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

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

Ph: 604-469-2331

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

281 257

Alpine Landscaping

✶ 2011 Spring Special ✶

BOARDING, TAPING, painting, renovations. Big & small jobs, quality work. Free estimates. Roman 604-931-4132 or 726-4132.

Taping & Finishing, small boarding jobs, textured ceilings, respray. 30 years exp. Call Del 604-505-3826 WHITE WALL DRYWALL INC. SteelStud*Boarding*Taping*Texture Free Estimates. 604-936-9601.

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ELECTRICAL

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

GARDENING

$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

604.720.2853 Fully Insured. Member of BBB.

www.atclandscape.com

S S S S

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

778-996-1978 Sparkle Cleaning Co. Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

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COMPUTER SERVICES

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

GARDENING 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. Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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 DEMOSSING. Gutter Cleaning. Repairs. Roofing. Power Washing, Jeff’’s House Ext. 604-802-6310

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

283A

HANDYPERSONS

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

IVY GREEN YARD SERVICE Hedges, pruning, yd cleanup, maint 30 years exp. FREE Estimates. Guar. Work. Calvin 604-992-4633

Call Rod at 778-835-8319

LAWNS PLUS

Landscape Maintenance

RUBBER TIRE backhoe for hire. Todd 604-725-7486

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COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★

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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

DRYWALL

PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919.

Kristy 604.488.9161

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

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.

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604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785

Administration Clerk Full-time position in a medium size manufacturing company. Duties include A/R. A/P, data input, reception and eventually payroll. This is an excellent learning opportunity with growth potential. However, preference will be given to individuals with Microsoft Office software and data input experience. Please submit resumes with salary expectations to:

FENCE-IT-RIGHT Installations -604.639.6626 Cedar, Chain Link, Ornamental iron, Vinyl (Insured, Experienced, Competitive Pricing)

Fully Insured

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS Try a part-time job 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Great for Seniors, Retirees & Mature Adults! Do you enjoy talking to people & know how to do basic cooking? This job is for you and is perfect for men & women. Must be available on both Fri & Sat from 11-5 or 12-6 (& some Sun). Requirements: As a Freelance Contractor, you must be a gogetter able to work on your own, be able to carry medium weight equipment into stores & own a car. Must be well groomed, be bondable & fully fluent in English. Pay starts at $10/hr. All day training provided in N. Burnaby. Call JMP Marketing at 604-294-3424, local 30.

1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. Block retaining wall. Reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212, 604-306-1714

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

FOOD & OTHER PRODUCT IN-STORE SAMPLERS

FENCING

All Work Guaranteed. Call John

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

ADMIN./BOOKKEEPER req’d F/T, for Coquitlam Office: Candidate must have: 1) University degree in acctg/bus admin or equivalent 2) Proficiency in full acctg cycle 3) Min. 5 yrs acctg/bookkeeping exp. 4) Min. 5 yrs office admin exp 5) Pty mgt exp. an asset 6) Advanced knowledge in Word/Excel, exp. in Sage Accpac 7) Excellent verbal & written skills. Duties: 50% of workload in acctg/bookkeeping & 50% in admin. Must be: quick learner, effective problem solver, multitasker; independent & hardworking, detailoriented, team player, work under pressure in busy office. Salary to commensurate w/ exp., offer health & dental benefits. Email resume & cover letter w/salary expectation to: jobs.mdzholdings@gmail.com

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CHECK CLASSIFIEDS

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

STAMPED CONCRETE

Corporate, Personal, Discount for Seniors,

CALL 604-468-2287

The Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert seeks experienced professional cooks. The successful applicant will have minimum 3 years’ experience working in a fast paced up-scale environment. Please for-

HERFORT CONCRETE

J.R. DRYWALL, Specializing in sm jobs, taping & textured ceilings. 35yrs exp. John 604-460-0830

and quote the route number.

CUSTOMER SERVICE No Associated Fees Enjoy this unique and interesting position and the associated training. Are you interested in providing feedback to a Fortune 50 company specific to store conditions and service levels? Hourly rate for driving time, observation time, report time applies. Mileage reimbursed based on distance associated with assignments. For additional information and to submit an on line application visit: https://qualityshopper.org No Associated Fees

CONCRETE & PLACING

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

accountableaccounting.ca

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

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Tax Return

#7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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 DIAMOND CUT CERAMIC TILE ceramic tiles, marble, slate, natural stone & laminate floors. 778.241.9070 diamond_cut@live.ca From FRAMING to FINISH. No job too big or small. Free estimates. Insured. Call Trevor (604)341-1697


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EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows 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

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

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

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

Greg 604-818-0165 Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

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

No job too small Call for your free estimate

(604)614-1232 Licenced & Insured

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

477

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

BLUE Heeler cross, 8wks old cute, house trained $50 to good home. No shots (604)796-2706 Agassiz

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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

Call 604-944-6800 for Free Estimate or visit our showroom.

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

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

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LANDSCAPING

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

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

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

15% DISCOUNT for the month of MARCH 17607 FORD ROAD, PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY

604-465-3189

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

Boston Terrier pups, 4 M, 2 F, vet checked, 1st shots, dewrmd, ready Mar. 18. $1,000. Call 604-868-0446 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

RAINFOREST DECK & RAIL

Chocolate Labradoodle pups. Vet checked, dewormed. $750-$900. 250-305-4253

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

CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaten terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. 604-533-8992 COCK-A-POO X POO Pups: Vet ✔ 1st shots, non-shedding, S Sry. $525. 604-541-9163 /604.785.4809. GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161

The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!

Call: 604-725-9574 www.rainforestdeckandrail.com

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

MISC SERVICES

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

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

Local & Long Distance

NO Wood byproducts used

PLUMBING

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140

CALL 604-937-0203

INRIGHT PLUMBING PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Call: (604)690-6808 NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941

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PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Woodland Decks

ST. BERNARD pups, 3M/3F, born jan 14/11, $1000 each, gentle temperment. 1 (604)792-4022

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

YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

604-351-6245

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

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A to Z Roofing Ltd. Spec in re-roofing, asphalt, cedar, flat roof. Guar Wrk. WCB, BBB. 778-996-6479. GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362

J.J. ROOFING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING # 1 PAY-LESS Painting Ext./Int. SPRING Special

Jas @ 604-726-6345

506

533

ABC TREE MEN

548

✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

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

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

SAVE ON ROOFING

Free Estimates

Simar 778-892-1266

Pressure Washing All types of Painting. Interior /Exterior

356

Robert (778)991-2417

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

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

JUNK REMOVAL

Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

Tree Service

604.587.5865 www.recycle-it-now.com

604-942-6907

EXTRA CHEAP

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

Haul Anything... 220.JUNK(5865)

604.

bradsjunkremoval.com

Robert J. O’Brien

★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL

SEASIDE PAINTING

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

& Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618

Isaac 604-727-5232

INDOOR MOVING SALE

KOOT-NEIGH VAULTERS 1st Annual Giant Garage Sale. Fundraiser Saturday April 2, 2011 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. 804 Park St - Nelson Lots of items, bake table, coffee/hot chocolate. Come and support our team Rain, shine or ? snow ....

560

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

386

WINDOW CLEANING

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

WE BUY HOUSES

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

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

636

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

RV SITES

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

651

COQUITLAM/ POCO/PT. MOODY

CORNER LOT. Large 3 bdrm rancher (over 1600 sq.ft.) nicely remodelled throughout. 66x122 with lane access. Neighbourhood rezoned to higher density (APT). Walking distance to schools, shoppng, bus, etc. Excellent future potential ($$). Don’t miss this. All meas. are approx. 604-767-8603.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

MISC. FOR SALE

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

COQ Ctr 2 bdr grnd flr CONDO, approx 1000 s/f, pet ok w/deposit, N/S, refs reqd, April 1st, $1400.

BRENTWOOD Apartments

Pitt Meadows

Deluxe 3 Bdrm. Gas F/P, D/W, garburator, lndry hook-up, underground prk. Across from Elem. School. Walk to W. Coast Express. No pets. For more information, google us.

Phone 604-465-9823 BURNABY

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

563

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

604-728-5643

COQUITLAM

Small furniture & misc household.

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

HOMES WANTED

GARAGE SALES

Sat & Sun, Mar 19 & 20 10am-3pm. 3316 Grosvenor Place

PAUL BUNYAN

627

Coquitlam 3204 Dunkirk Ave (Pipeline) Sat Mar 19, 9am-1pm. Multi family. Hshld items, toys, & misc

10% OFF with this AD

EARTH FRIENDLY RECYCLE-IT!

But Dead Bodies!! NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

551

Info: www.treeworksonline.ca

RUBBISH REMOVAL

FOR SALE BY OWNER

MAPLE Ridge West Westbrooke. 2 bdrm, 2 bath corner unit, $265,900. Quiet side of building backing onto greenbelt. Email: breidts@shaw.ca Private sale. No agents please.

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

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

WCB Insured & Licensed Free estimates. References.

Oceanfront Motel, 2 acres, 10 units, near park, for sale or could be included in a larger project. Site approved for condos. Plans completed, ready to go. Phone 250-753-0160

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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

New Roofs, Re-Roof, Repairs. Free Est. Refs. * WCB * Fully Insured. 10% DISCOUNT !

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

www.dannyevans.ca

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

.

ADVANCE PAINTING

FURNITURE

BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS

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

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

FERTILIZERS

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

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

APPLIANCES

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

$ BEST PRICE $

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

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

REAL ESTATE

625

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

SUNDECKS

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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

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PETS

www.proaccpainting.com

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

Smart Bath Solutions COMPLETE RENOVATIONS NO HST

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

PETS

Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

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

Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

LANDSCAPING

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

JERRY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE A to Z Residential/Strata/Commercial Repairs.

300

RENO & REPAIR

on signed contracts.

Home Renovations and New Construction

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD

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.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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MISC. WANTED

WE PAY CA$H

• Vehicles • Estates (complete hse. hld.) • Antiques • Bankruptcies • Damaged Freight • Tools • Anything Of Value 604-897-1605

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

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net

REAL ESTATE 609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

1 BEDROOM, close to all amenities. 6 appliances, newer carpet, laminate floor & paint. Gas fireplace. Insuite Laundry. Excel.Bldg, secured parking. Call 604-951-9127 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.

Coquitlam, 1 bdrm $800 incl hotwater, u/g prkg, ldry fac. Apr 1. NS/NP 604-936-0277, 970-1135 cell Near NEWPORT VILLAGE, 2 bdrm apt, new lam flrs, 5 appls, $1200 incl utils. April 1st. (604) 377-0118.


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APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM

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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

Call 604-931-2024 www.aptrentals.net

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

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available 2 BEDROOM

604-944-2963 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)

Great location for seniors!

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

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

1 & 2 Bdrs from $740/mo GREAT LOCATION

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

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 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.

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

TOWNHOUSES

Start Your New Year Right... At, The PERFECT LOCATION! Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS. Starting at $700/mo.

Call 604-724-6967 PORT MOODY, walking distance to Newport Village. 10 min to SFU. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 900 sf, 5 appls, avail. now. Cls to WCE & shops. Sm cat/dog OK. $1250. 778-882-4026

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

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

BURNABY nr MetroTown 3 Bdr upr $1700; 2 Bd dwn $1300, 2 balconys lam.flrs, w/d. Ns/Np. 604-319-0362

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm rancher on 1/4 acre. Nr amens. 5 appls, 2 large sheds, ample prkg. np/ns. $1450/mo. April 1st. 604-941-3259 PORT COQ. 3 bdrm house. Nr schl/amenits. $1525. N/S. N/P. refs. Apr 1. 604-805-2768, 604-931-1573

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

COQUITLAM Centre Area

The Meadows

750 + SQ/FT OFFICE

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

space with small kitchen.

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

604-944-2963 743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TY-CON PROPERTIES Professional Property Management

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

Serving the Tri Cities for over 16 years Protect your investment

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

Call Wayne Goudal 604-945-2414

747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence

604-464-3550 PORT COQUITLAM

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

www.aptrentals.net

752

APARTMENT/CONDO

PORT MOODY

PITT MEADOWS

Call 604-837-4589 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 PORT COQUITLAM: 1 Bdrm main flr ste in a house on Shaughnessy, 1K from dwntn, across from Colony Farm. PET OK. $950/mo incl utils, cable & wireless. APRIL 1st. Nonsmoking. Clean & serene. View: lpashka@live.ca or 778-840-7456 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 & $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

706

PORT MOODY 2 bdrm 2 ba 6 appl, prkg rec ctr nr bus $1200. Apr 1 Ns/np 604-941-0665; 604-528-0139 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.

12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

For more info & viewing call

Dragan 778-788-1845

RENTALS

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

McALLISTER APARTMENTS

2232 McAllister Ave

(604)941-7721

752

TOWNHOUSES

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 MOODY area. 1/bdrm, shared bthrm & kitchen. $450/mo incl everything. Laundry avail. Avail Immed. (604)613-3702

750

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM, 1200 sf, bright 2/bdrm grnd level suite. gas f/p, d/w, shared w/d, $1200/mo. incl util. 1 blk to Austin/Mundy. Cl to SkyTrain & WCE. (604)779-4969 Mon-Fri after 5:30 pm. Coquitlam, 1 bdrm, Mundy/Austin, whlchair acces, own entr. NS/NP. Apr.1. $700 incl utils.604-939-1785

752

TOWNHOUSES

RENTALS 750

SUITES, LOWER

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

COQUITLAM 1blk from Brunette. Bright clean 1 bdrm, quiet, priv ent, 1 person pref’d, ns/np avail immed. $675/mo incl utils. 604-521-2258.

2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9800. Call 604-825-9477.

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.

827

VEHICLES WANTED

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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 Bachelor ste, 680 s/f, av.now, incls cbl & utils, share w/d. NS/NP $675/mo. 604-764-9989 COQUITLAM, nr Coq Ctr. 1 Bdrm, Avail Apr.15 Absolutely NS/NP, mature person. $700 incl utils & shrd lndry. (604)944-8111 after 7pm.

2010 SALEM T19XLT

The Scrapper

COQUITLAM. Reno’d 2 bdrm, approx 1000 sq. ft spacious, bright. Quiet area, cul-de-sac. Shrd lndry. Avail now. N/S, N/P. $900/mo. Call 604-941-5436, 778-863-7611. COQUITLAM. Reno’d 2 bdrm lower ste. H/w flrs. dryer. Nr Coq Ctr, Sep ent. $1200 incl utils. 778-863-2581. New w/Factory Warranty, 12’ awning, rear bed, Beauflor brand durable flooring, 16,000 BTU furnace & more $12,995 (Stk. 29336) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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 PORT COQ, Citadel Heights. 1 bd, patio, yard access, w/d. N/S. $800+ 1/3 utils. Apr 1st. (604)219-8399

2007 ADVENTURER 90RDS

PORT COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm. suite, N/S N/P. Close to transit, school Apr. 1. 604-468-6232 604-941-1896

2003 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT $8800 o.b.o. Silver, sunroof, p.w. key less entry, 4x4, 604-818-6460.

PORT COQUITLAM, N. side, 2 bdrm, extra lrg., $800/mth. incl utils. NP/NS, Immed. (604) 866-8182. 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. Bachelor suite, sep entry. $550 + 1/3 utils. Avail now. N/S. N/P. 604-722-4972.

751

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm upper ste new hse $800 + 1/4 utils. Cable/internet incl. N/S. 778-858-0367. COQUITLAM Spac 3 bdrm, 5 appls, carport, deck, great view, Apr 1st, $1200. NS, no dogs. 604-937-3534 Port Coquitllam 2 bdrm house with patio, 1000 sf, new carpet & paint. April 1. $895/mo. 604-830-2906. PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1200 + 60% util. 604-469-9402

752

TOWNHOUSES

PITT MEADOWS: 2-3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm ea mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows V3Y 2B2. Send SASE or leave msg 604-465-1938 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

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

851

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

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1990 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, 165K, Air Cared. Very clean. Loaded. $2250 obo 604-589-5950 1993 CHEV LUMINA, 4 dr, f/w, V6, 3.1 eng., 106 km, exc cond, 1 owner, $2,500 obo. (604) 576-6376. 1999 OLDS ALERO, 4 dr auto. Loaded. 138 kms. immac. cond. Private, certified. 604-593-5072. 2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, only 84K, clean, auto, Air Cared, $4750 obo. 604-589-5950 2003 FORD MUSTANG GT, convert, V8, 5 L, approx. 45 Km, full load, charcole/black leather, $15,000. Phone (604)302-4989.

Truck Camper w/ dinette slideout, rear awning, heated & enclosed tanks & more. $17,995 (stk.25921A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 2001 22’ Slumber Queen MH. Chev chassi, 90,000 kms. TV, a/c, very clean. $20,500. 604-701-1245 Abbt

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRUCKS & VANS

1993 FORD Econoline cargo van, white, 170K, 5 L auto, clean body, aircared $2950. (604)465-5131 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

#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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

1995 CAMRY, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, 1 owner, loaded, aircared, mint cond. $3,800 obo. Phone 604-931-1236. 2004 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE, auto, 4 dr, fully loaded, s.roof, $8,450 obo. Call 604-836-5931. 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6000 firm. Call: 604-538-9257.

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 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

2 Bedroom Apartment $800 2 Bedroom Townhouse $910 3 Bedroom Townhouse $1,025

NO. 133175 NEW WESTMINSTER REGISTRY IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1966 CHEV IMPALA. 283, all match #’s, 1 owner/family, runs exc. $14,000. 604-823-0271, 813-4435

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

COQUITLAM #2 - 1315 United Boulevard

604-521-7780 Store Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 6, Fri. 10 - 9, Sat. 10 - 6, Sun. 11 - 5

Shop Early For Best Selection EVERYTHING MUST GO!

Gallery COQUITLAM 1455 United Boulevard

604-521-7544 Store Hours:

Mon. - Thurs. & Sat. 9:30am - 6pm, Fri. 9:30am - 9pm, Sun. 11am - 5pm

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