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They’re awake... and they’re very hungry There’s little question that bears have made their presence known in the Tri-Cities in recent years. They’ve munched garbage, clawed garage doors and forced changes in how and when we put out our trash. Today, The Tri-City Newss begins a series of monthly features on the beasts just in time. Says one expert: “This is the best opportunity we have all year to prevent bears from learning bad habits.” See articles on pages 18 and 19

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Accused is out on bail Cory Sater gets bail with conditions By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

BLUE FOR A GREEN REASON Konstantin Dimopoulos is painting the town... blue. This week, the Australian artist applied a temporary, biodegradable colorant to 16 trees in front of Port Moody city hall and on a large tree in front of the PoMo Arts Centre as part of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale public art project. Dimopoulos also recently painted the trees blue in Richmond and West Vancouver to generate conversation about the depleting supply of native forests. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday at PoMo city hall (100 Newport Dr.) from 3 to 5 p.m. JENNIFER GAUTHIER THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Cory Sater, the Coquitlam man charged with killing Charlene Reaveley and Lorraine Cruz and injuring another man in an alleged hit-and-run Feb. 19, was granted bail Thursday in Port Coquitlam provincial court. He was to be released on a $10,000 bond and stick to the following bail conditions: that he keep the peace, observe a curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. unless with his father, have no contact with the victims’ families, not drive and not be in possession of or consume alcohol or drugs. He next appears in court on Wednesday, April 13. Thursday’s hearing was Sater’s first public appearance since his arrest, and friends and family of both Reaveley and the accused filled the packed courtroom. Sater entered the courtroom and sat behind a glass partition, crying and shaking violently as he mouthed “I love you” to his father and nine other friends and family members seated in the court. There is a ban on publication of the details of the hearing. Throughout the proceedings, the tall, muscular Sater appeared lethargic, swaying back and forth in his seat, mouth held agape and mumbling intermittently. see ‘THERE’S S NO O CLOSURE’, C OSU , page g 16 6

PoCo ponders a pesticide ban By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

There could be stiff penalties for Port Coquitlam property owners who use banned chemicals on their lawns and gardens for cosmetic purposes if a new pesticide bylaw is adopted by council. The draft document states that fines of up to $10,000 could be levied for people who use garden chemicals deemed bad for the environment and unsafe for human health on private property. Municipalities across the country have adopted similar regulations due to concerns about health and environmental risks associated with the use of pesticides. see FINE LEVELS, LEVELS, page 13


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PART TWO: Battered by their abusers, victims now face defeat by court delays

Delays leave abuse victims in limbo Second in a five-part series

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“Over the last year there has been a dramatic increase in the delay and volume of uncompleted civil, family and child protection cases.�

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ateful words gradually became hurtful blows. She endured weeks of it before summoning the strength to walk out the door and turn to the police, transition houses and courts for help. Punjabi-speaking counsellors and police officers were supportive and she prayed for a quick resolution, knowing she would face enormous pressure from her husband’s family not to shame their son. But months later, after numerous court adjournments, frustration and tears — but no trial — she gave up. She went back to her abusive spouse. Sad stories such as this are becoming more common in B.C.’s congested justice system. Spousal assault cases are high priority and aren’t at risk of being thrown out due to excessive delays like many impaired driving cases and some other criminal prosecutions. But advocates say the time to get to trial is getting longer. And the wait can spawn tragic consequences. tion a “deliberate� and “systematic� stripping “When it’s delayed for a long time, nor- of the critical resources the justice system mally we lose our victims,� Surrey needs to function — a policy that Women’s Centre program increasingly exacts a human toll. manager Maryan Majedi Prosecutors worry not just said. “They go back to that abused women will go back their husbands. They get to violent partners, but also that repeatedly assaulted. It’s memories of sexually abused m like a revolving door.� children will fade, their testiDomestic abuse cases mony will be less persuasive, are supposed to move and offenders will go free. through the courts Families are also waiting within three months. longer for the courts to decide But in Surrey and some matters such as which parent m other B.C. centres, that time wiill have custody of the children, period often stretches to four A Black Press finalizing divorces and setting fin or six months. child support payments. special series And Majedi notes that’s after “It’s heartbreaking for the parinvestigating the time has elapsed for the police ents of children in foster care,� congestion and to investigate and prosecutors to said Kamloops family lawyer delays in B.C.’s approve and lay charges — often Brenda Muliner. legal system. bringing the wait for a trial to a She represents a couple in year following the assault. Nelson fighting to regain custody Court delays are particularly difficult for of their children who were apprehended by South Asian women, said Manbeen Saini, a child protection workers in 2007. community-based victim services worker in It took a year and a half to get a date Surrey. for trial to decide permanent custody — “The family is wanting her to drop September 2011 — by which time the kids will charges, not even understanding that she have been in government custody for four can’t do that,� Saini said, explaining that years. “It’s staggering,� Muliner said. “And prosecutors decide to pursue legal action. it’s going to get worse.� “The longer it stays in the court system, the Mary Ellen Tur pel-Lafond, B.C.’s more pressure she’s going to get.� Representative for Children and Youth, is also And when battered women give up on the concerned. courts, Saini said, it’s usually forever. “These delays are really tarnishing the “They say they’re never going to the police reputation of our justice system for British again,� she said. “I hear it all the time. Columbia’s families,� she said. “So what message are we sending out? Child protection workers from the What justice is this?� B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development can knock on a door and remove children from a home based on evidence that Longer delays for all sorts of court proceed- is often disputed. ings are the result of cuts in the number of That power exists, Turpel-Lafond said, on provincial court judges in B.C., coupled with the understanding parents have a speedy shortages of sheriffs, clerks and other support right to challenge the removal, with the courts staff. Samiran Lakshman, president of the B.C either upholding it and issuing a temporary Crown Counsel Association, calls the situa- custody order or else returning wrongfully

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apprehended children. Child protection applications are supposed to be heard within three months. But Turpel-Lafond said the average wait in B.C. is more than four months and she’s aware of waits of eight months and longer at courts in Surrey, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Prince George and parts of Vancouver Island. New hearings in those areas are being scheduled in 2012 — and those are in best-case scenarios where parents quickly obtain legal aid, another major trouble spot. “We’re dealing with a system that makes a mockery of that timeline,� Turpel-Lafond

said. “Childhood is short. It’s 988 weeks. If you spend 50 weeks waiting for a hearing because you can’t get a court date, that is just completely unacceptable.� Families sometimes give up and move on, she said, and the child falls permanently into the custody of government. In custody battles between parents, TurpelLafond said, delays mean child view reports — which guide the court on how much time kids want to spend with each parent — are often a year out of date when the hearing gets to court, by which time children’s wishes may have changed. The need for speed may be just as important when youths are charged with crimes. Consequences of actions simply aren’t as meaningful for young people if it takes a year or longer to get to trial, she said, calling the youth criminal justice system “remarkably backlogged.� The victims of youth crime are often other young people, who also end up waiting longer for closure. Provincial court judges have recently signalled family court delays have grown unacceptable and have directed a shifting of court time, which could come at the cost of criminal matters. In other words, even more delays.

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Even animals are paying the price for congestion in the courts. Family and friends of 12-year-old cancer survivor Max Rose were outraged last month when the man who shot and killed the boy’s Jack Russell terrier puppy Seymour walked away unpunished. The case was thrown out of Campbell River court when the judge ruled the 19-month delay before the case went to trial unreasonably violated the rights of the accused. “It’s pretty upsetting,� father Nick Rose said. “We’re getting a first-hand look at our legal system and it’s pretty pathetic.� Animal cruelty investigators seize abused pets and charge owners in cases of maltreatment. If convicted, the law allows a potential lifetime ban on animal ownership. But officers are often unable to stop those accused of cruelty from acquiring more animals or abusing others in their care while a case grinds through the system toward an eventual trial. “The time in between you’re concerned about other animals that may be in their custody,� said Marcie Moriarty, the B.C. SPCA’s manager of cruelty investigations. “These delays can literally be life and death for animals.� jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Turn off while you wait Waiting for a train? Stop idling, says PoCo By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

It is common for drivers in Port Coquitlam to find themselves stuck in traffic while waiting for a train to cross at Westwood Street or Kingsway Avenue. And in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waiting cars, the city is asking drivers to turn off their vehicles when lined up at busy railway crossings. Signs are expected to go up in places where tracks meet roads along Kingsway and Westwood declaring the areas idlefree zones. The city has an anti-idling bylaw and it is hoped the signs will remind motorists to shut off their cars while waiting for a train. “It will save people fuel costs as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions,� said Igor Zahynacz, the city’s director of engineering. PoCo recently adopted an environmental strategic plan, which calls for an 8% reduc-

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The city of Port Coquitlam wants drivers who wait for trains at the two rail crossings — at Westwood Street and Kingsway Avenue — to turn off their vehicles. tion from 2007 levels of the community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2017. Zahynacz said initiatives such as the idlefree zone will help the city achieve its targets. The city of Coquitlam will also be adding signs on its side of Westwood Street to ensure motorists in both directions are turning off their vehicles at railway crossings. But Charlotte Argue, a co-ordinator with Idle Free BC, said there are many misconceptions about idling that cities

will have to battle in order for idle-free zones to work. She said many motorists believe turning their vehicle on and off consumes more fuel and is bad for the engine. “Those are the myths that seem to go around,� she said. “The rule of thumb is that if your wait is 10 seconds or less, it is not worth it to turn off your engine.� Engines that idle excessively, she added, can damage spark plugs, cylinders and the exhaust system and can reduce

oil’s operating life by 75%. Those who turn off their idling vehicles will also see significant fuel savings, Argue said. Gasoline engines consume 2.5 to 4 litres of gas per hour of idling while diesel engines consume 1 to 4 l, depending on the engine. With gas prices on the rise, simply turning off an engine can go a long way toward reducing how often drivers have to visit the gas pump, she said.

Drivers, watch for changes on weekend There will be temporary traffic pattern changes along Highway 1 this weekend and next as construction crews work to install 75-metre steel girders that will form a eastbound on-ramp. The ramp will connect Lougheed Highway westbound with Highway 1 eastbound and crews intend to conduct the work between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. March 25 to 27 and April 1 to 3. The girders will be transported from the nearby storage yard adjacent to the Coleman on-ramp and will be placed on top of support piers and bolted into place. Traffic pattern changes include: • Lougheed Highway eastbound and westbound will be reduced to one lane in each direction; • d r i v e r s t r av e l l i n g o n Lougheed eastbound, between Coleman Avenue and Cape Horn Interchange, will be diverted onto one of the Lougheed Highway’s

existing westbound lanes; • drivers travelling on Lougheed westbound to Highway 1 eastbound will remain in their existing lane; • drivers travelling on Lougheed eastbound and drivers travelling from Lougheed Highway to Highway 1 eastbound will be stopped for short periods of time by traffic control personnel; • the loop ramp from Highway 1 westbound to Lougheed Highway westbound will be closed and drivers will have to use the Brunette Avenue interchange; • the loop ramp from Highway 1 westbound to Lougheed eastbound will remain open. All traffic pattern changes will have signs and drivers are reminded to exercise caution and obey the reduced speed limits when travelling through a construction zone. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Big plans bring concerns for Austin Heights’ future Public hearing next week for city’s new neighbourhood plan By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A Coquitlam neighbourhood that has seen little change over the past three decades is expected next week to have a new plan for the future that features plenty of change. But while many residents and business owners welcome a modernization of Austin Heights, some retailers worry what will happen to Ridgeway Avenue — a small commercial street that runs parallel to Austin Avenue, where most of the improvements

will happen. Heights neighbourUnder the draft 20hood,” McIntyre said yesterday. year neighbourhood You can comment on plan, which will go The proposal any story you read at to public hearing sounds nice but www.tricitynews.com Rosemarie Bella Monday — and later that night, a decio f Ro s e m a r i e ’ s Treasures, one of sion by council — Ridgeway between Marmont about a dozen shops along the and Nelson streets will become stretch, is concerned what will Ridgeway Avenue Walk, provid- happen to the commercial rents ing what Coquitlam planning once the neighbourhood upgeneral manager Jim McIntyre grades start. Bella has been at her location calls “an intimate street experience and a distinctive public for 27 years while Mike Douhlani space.” has been at Austin Heights Dry “Through redevelopment, Cleaning for about 20 years. this area will evolve into a place He has heard some Ridgeway where shoppers can stroll, shop, businesses will move a block sit and linger, and will also pro- south to Austin to attract more vide a location for street festivals shoppers. and activities that will also draw see CONCERNS CONCERNS,, page 7 people from outside the Austin

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Shrubs vs. geese at Como By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The planting of shrubs and other vegetation to stop Canada geese from wading into Como Lake will happen this year — and not over a three-year period, as previously recommended by Coquitlam staff. O n M o n d ay, c i t y council approved a request by Coun. Selina Robinson to expedite the shoreline planting to stop moulting Canada geese from polluting the park and lake during the summer. The city receives a number of complaints about the geese, especially when they descend en masse in June, July and August to shed their feathers. The birds can be aggressive towards park users and can contaminate the water, city staff said. Last July, nearly 200 Canada geese were counted at the park. Robinson also suggested the city install multi-language signs to remind people not to feed the birds. This year, the city won’t addle the geese’s eggs but it will relocate the birds to a provincial wildlife sanctuary — a program that will cost about $6,000. It is expected the city will have to contract a wildlife expert annually to remove the geese until the overpopulation subsides, K a t hy Re i n h e i m e r, Coquitlam’s manager of parks and facilities, told council. “It’ll be a few years before we deter migration,” she said. Other Coquitlam council news:

gravel boulevard on the west of Laurentian that is “associated with inappropriate activity.” No-parking signs are also set to go up along that part of Laurentian, Susak wrote in his report. Council also approved more road work for Poirier Street as part of its $265,000 repaving program. The collector road is to be narrowed from Smith to Foster avenues and a sidewalk will go in on the west side. The $110,000 upgrade is aimed at lining up Poirier with the rest of the street. Coun. Linda Reimer said the improvements will make the neighbourhood more pedestrian-friendly.

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— the Coquitlam Currently, all telecom Optical Network — said services in municipal Uniserve’s pricing will buildings have QNet, start at $9.95 a month saving $300,000 a year, and will be available Adams said. for homes as well as Coun. Lou Sekora businesses in criticized the c Coquitlam. city for comc peting against p In his anYou can comment on nual report, reprivate busip any story you read at leased Monday, nesses and at n www.tricitynews.com Adams said council for QNet, a wholly loaning $5 millo owned municipal corlion for fo QNet’s startporation launched in up. He also criticized 2008, has had a slow QNet for not paying rent start-up due to the re- to run its operations. cession and road works “It just, to me, doesn’t in south Coquitlam. make sense,” he said. But with Uniserve “It’s a money loser. It’s Communications, Bell the worst of its kind. Canada, Rogers Wireless It’s a bad, bad, bad inand the district of Maple vestment in taxpayers’ Ridge leasing its fibres money.” (worth $55,000 annually While QNet is outside in recurring revenue), the city’s “natural range QNet is now showing of business,” Coun. signs of success, Adams Neal Nicholson said, said, noting one busi- the company is putting ness, the computer sup- Coquitlam on the techply store NCIX, moved to nology map. the High Street specifi“It’s growth is likely cally to tie into the QNet going to be exponensystem. As well, as of tial,” he said. “I think we will be March, QNet had connected seven more build- looking back on this and ings — for a total of 12 saying, ‘What a great de— and issued service cision,’” Mayor Richard orders for 22 new leases, Stewart added. worth $158,000 a year. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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City of Coquitlam Environmental Services The City of Coquitlam is seeking nominations for the 8th Annual Environmental Achievement Awards. The program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting, preserving and enhancing Coquitlam’s natural environment.

1. www.coquitlam.ca/signmeup 2. In person at any Leisure & Parks facility 3. Customer Service Line - staff assisted phone-in registration 604.927.4386. This service is available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Nominations can be made for individuals or groups who volunteer in Coquitlam and show their commitment to the environment. Both youth and adult nominations are encouraged. Nomination forms can be picked up at all Coquitlam civic facilities or an online application can be completed at www.coquitlam.ca.

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The nomination deadline is April 29, 2011. For more information, please contact 604-927-6907 or cselk@coquitlam.ca

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he decision by newly minted B.C. Premier Christy Clark to raise the provincial minimum wage to $8.75 on May 1, increasing to $10.25 in a year, will do little to improve the lot of workers at the bottom of the pay grid. In 2001, B.C.’s $8 minimum wage was the highest in Canada. It has stayed there ever since, while other provinces have recognized the ever-increasing cost of living by raising theirs. Now, it’s the lowest. Even after the initial boost of 75 cents this May, we’ll still have the worst minimum wage in the country. Think of all the things that have become more expensive in the past 10 years: rent, utilities, gas, transit, clothes, food. In fact, it’s safe to say no staple of everyday life is cheaper today than in 2001. And yet B.C.’s minimum-wage earners have had to watch their already meagre buying power diminish rapidly in Canada’s most expensive province. Business groups say they can’t afford to pay a higher minimum wage. Reality says we can’t afford not to.

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When disaster strikes, do you need to see it? AS I SEE IT Ted Kuntz

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e have been inundated over the past week with images, stories and concerns about the earthquake and its effects in Japan. It is common to hear people passionately engaged in conversation about the latest developments there. In addition to witnessing the impact of these events on the Japanese people, I have observed the impact on people here. It is clear many people are being severely affected by what they are seeing, hearing and imagining is occurring on distant shores. As I observe the impact these events are having on those around me, I wonder whether we are well served by this powerful and persistent exposure to the world’s most tragic events. There is always some catastrophe, disaster or unfortunate circumstance to capture our interest, concern and attention. If it’s not the earthquakes in Japan or Christchurch, New

Zealand, it’s a plane crash, a car accident or other story of desperation and despair. I’ve learned that my heart is too tender to regularly expose myself to these images and commentary. I become wounded, hurt, scared and angry when I take in these events while having little or no capacity to respond in any meaningful way to better the circumstances of those I’m observing. In an effort to maintain my peace, I’ve chosen to remove myself from exposure to these images and stories. About 10 years ago, my family made a decision to disconnect cable service and remove the TVs from our home. At the same time, I stopped subscribing to national and international print media, restricting my newspaper reading to local papers that report the events of my immediate community. Some might say I’m sticking my head in the sand. The argument could be made that I’m ignoring my responsibility as an international citizen. My mother challenges me on my decision and worries I’ll be ill informed should there be some disaster in the making. My rationale is that I’m restricting my ex-

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posure to areas where I have some influence and capacity to effect change. I’ve learned that to inundate myself with images, stories and speculations where I have no capacity to influence the outcome only serves to overwhelm my emotions and leave me feeling frustrated and powerless. I’ve learned there is little I can do to alleviate the suffering in Japan, the turmoil in Libya or the hardships in Christchurch, so I prefer to focus my attention where I can make a difference. Research into the impact of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 has provided some interesting information on the human experience when confronted with a tragedy. When the explosions occurred, many citizens rushed to the site of the demolished building and worked feverishly to remove debris and rubble in an attempt to release trapped individuals. Eventually, police officers, firefighters and other professional first responders arrived at the scene and restricted access to the demolished building, insisting the average citizen stand on the outside of the taped-off area.

Researchers investigating the impact of the trauma discovered those citizens who first arrived at the scene and had an opportunity to make a contribution to the recovery effort experienced a lower level of trauma. But those who arrived later and were restricted to only watching the recovery efforts of others were the most severely affected by the events of that day. It appears the ability to contribute and make a difference allows us to cope with difficult life events. And so we might want to re-evaluate the value of regularly exposing ourselves to traumatic events via television, newspapers, You Tube and other forms of mass media. I am not suggesting we ignore the plight and hardships of others; rather, we should be thoughtful and discerning with our exposure to these traumatic images and commentary, and when possible, participate in opportunities where we can make a difference in alleviating the suffering of others. And in this way we are all healthier and happier. Ted Kuntz is a Coquitlam author and psychotherapist; his website is www.peacebeginswithme.ca.

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FACE TO FACE: Are public-sector unions the problem in government finances?

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isconsin is best known for Milwaukee’s beer, Green Bay’s Packers and the state’s artery-clogging cheese. But let’s not stop there. The state also gained prominence recently after it became a raging battleground between a cost-cutting, union-busting Republican governor, Scott Walker, and a thoroughly enraged unionized civil service, thousands of whose members stormed and occupied the State Capitol. The great recession of the past two years hit our American cousins right in the chops and, as a consequence, many governments at all levels in the U.S. have been teetering near insolvency. In Wisconsin, the situation was particularly bad, leading Walker to call for laws to limit the power of public-sector unions — power that had led to levels of pay, benefits and locked-in job security unheard of in the private sector. The public-sector unions had made a fine art of using union dues to fund activities aimed at building pressure to continually ramp up their pay and benefits — benefits that included the state’s paying $55 for every dollar that teachers put into their pension fund. No wonder Walker received a mandate from voters, the majority of whom are not government employees, to take strong action.

The working man isn’t the problem

Frankly, it has never made sense to me why governments granted civil servants full bargaining and strike rights in the first place. If a service is so important that it has to be performed by government, then it must also be important enough to have its delivery ensured by law. Moreover, unlike in the private sector, where competition between companies provides a natural check on runaway salaries and benefits, governments have a monopoly-like stranglehold on their market. After weeks of protests, Walker finally got his way and reforms were passed that removed the ability of unions to bargain collectively over pensions and health care, capped raises to the rate of inflation, ended automatic collection of union dues and required public unions to re-certify every year. Other states are said to be ready to take similar action. Is Canada next? For an answer, look to the city of Penticton, where the mayor is threatening to turn over operation of the city’s new community centre to the private sector unless CUPE workers agree to pay reductions for new employees. It’s not a question of fairness but of basic affordability. Tough times call for tough measures.

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o, those public sector unions Americans — that’s 133 million families — control just 4% of the have finally managed to spoil the American economy, what nation’s wealth. with their unreasonable salary Now, how did the rich people do demands, cushy benefit packages during this period? and bloated pensions. It’s time we Well, corporate profits for the did something about it if we want third quarter were $1.699 trillion, to restore the economy and our the highest ever recorded in the liberty. U.S., and $18.4 billion were paid in This is the ridiculous conclucorporate bonuses. Federal tax cuts for the top 1% of “earners” aversion reached by newly elected American state governors in many age over $300,000 per person. And U.S. states, and by my colleague, banks received $245 billion from who looks wistfully southward for the taxpayer. From these numbers, it should neo-con economic succour. But do they have a point? Was it, be as clear to you as it was to in fact, working people who spoiled Michigan’s Republican governor, the economy for the rest of us? I that clearly public spending and use U.S. information, as it is by far unions are the cause of their ecothe starkest possible. nomic woes. In Michigan, it’s not First, how did the poor people even a shell game. They cut corpo(and unions) do durrate taxes $2.1 billion and slashed social ing the U.S recession? Well, eight million services, education and public workers to of them lost their You can comment on pay for it. jobs and 1.2 million of any story you read at www.tricitynews.com their homes were lost. Now, in case we think Canadian workUnion membership in the U.S. dropped to ers fared better than 11.9%, the lowest ever. U.S. workAmeric can workers, consider ers’ salaries increased an average that, accor that according to economist Tyler of 1% in the public sector and zero Cowan, the average Canadian workin the private sector over the past er’s wage increased an average of two years. $53 per year between 1980 and 2005. The gap between the rich and No matter how much we would poor in the U.S. widened to its widlike it to be, the problem isn’t the est point ever. The bottom 90% of working man and woman.

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Metro pay is too high The Editor, Re. “$644 a day is plenty” (The Tri-City News, March 18). I refer to the story regarding the stipend that municipal officials receive for attending Metro Vancouver meetings. I was astonished to find out that they receive $322 for each meeting they attend or $644 if a meeting runs more than four hours. If they attend two meetings on a given day, they receive $644 and if they attend three meetings, they receive $966. And as the article points out, these payments are over and above the salaries they receive from their local municipality. As a taxpayer, I find this policy unconscionable. I’m a resident of Por t Coquitlam. Last summer, our councillors voted themselves a substantial raise. As a result, our mayor now makes over $80,000 a year and councillors make over $30,000 annually. Moreover, a third of this compensation is tax exempt. In my opinion, this level of compensation is more than adequate for the work they are required to do on behalf of the taxpayers and they should not receive an additional $322 for every Metro Vancouver meeting they attend. As far as I’m concerned, their participation in Metro Vancouver meetings is part of their job as elected municipal officials. I do agree that they should receive mileage and meal allowances unless

meals are provided triple the $322 amount. and then the meal alPoliticians also receive lowance should not be car travel and meal claimable. allowances, and if a Let’s use the exmeeting goes on for ample of Greg more than four hours, Moore, mayor of Port they are paid $644. It Coquitlam. According was also reported that a to the article, on at meeting will take place least one occasion, he in April to vote on capping the amount at $644 attended three Metro GREG MOORE (hope that one doesn’t Vancouver meetings on a given day and as a result go longer than four hours). collected $966 on top his salary No wonder utility charges as mayor. And he is only one of and property taxes are high dozens and dozens of elected and on the increase and that municipal officials that are the Metro Van yearly increases receiving such compensation get little or no resistance from for attending Metro Vancouver our elected representatives — meetings. sounds like a boondoggle to me. I suggest that rather than I am of the opinion the $322 massaging this policy, the per-meeting amount is too Metro Vancouver directors high, bearing in mind memshould consider eliminating bers of the various city counthis meeting stipend altogether cils who attend these meeting as it is a blatant example of are already receiving a paydouble-dipping that contributes cheque along with transportato our ever-increasing, unsus- tion allowance from municipal tainable levels of municipal/ taxpayers. I hope the individuregional taxation. als concerned are not doubledipping while doing the work Bruce Cox, Port Coquitlam they were elected to do. HOW WILL MAYOR VOTE? It should also be noted The Editor, that Port Coquitlam Mayor I read with interest the above Greg Moore is on the Metro noted article on compensa- Vancouver finance committee, tion for attendance at Metro which debated the compensation Vancouver Regional District amounts, and was a recipient meetings. It is reported that the of pay for a three-meeting day per-meeting amount allotted to last year and then had the gall to each attendee is $322 and that give himself a 27% pay increase it is possible to attend multiple this year. How will he vote? meetings on any given day, there- Henry A. Pritchard, fore attracting double or even Coquitlam

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www.tricitynews.com Maureen Kasia with Coquitlam’s HEROS program shows the contents of an earthquake kit, a pouch the city recommends residents and business owners keep handy. Coquitlam has scheduled two additional emergency preparedness training sessions in response to the earthquake this month in Japan. The first, called Personal, Family and Community Emergency Preparedness, will take place on April 6 while the second, Business Emergency Preparedness, will happen on April 13. Both courses are free and run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the council chambers (3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam). To register for a HEROS seminar, call 604-945-1578. The next Personal Family Preparedness class in Port Coquitlam is May 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fire Hall No.1. Call 604-927-5466 to register.

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Alter nating between holding his eyes closed and staring blankly at the floor, Sater avoided the gaze of Brian Reaveley, Charlene’s father-in-law, who hardly averted his eyes from Sater during the hour-long proceedings. On seeing his daughter-in-law’s accused killer for the first time, Brian Reaveley told The Tri-City Newss that he felt only one thing: CRUZ “Pain. Just pain,” he said tearfully, during a break before the judge’s bail decision was read. “Pain and anger is all I feel. “I was surprised that he came out today,” he added. “But there’s no closure. This is far from closed. How do you close off the death of a mother with four kids?” At his lawyer’s request, Sater REAVELEY had remained at the North Fraser Pre-trial Centre in Port Coquitlam since his arrest. His lawyer said he asked for the hearing to be moved up to Thursday; Sater was previously scheduled to next be in court on March 30. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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Promote Community Recycling! sales in Coquitlam at no cost to participants! This includes a list of registered garage sale locations with specific items that are available. Participants must register their garage sale between March 1 and March 31, 2011, to be included in the City Wide Garage Sale. Pick up a registration form at Coquitlam City Hall or register online at www.coquitlam.ca. Watch for more information on the City Wide Garage Sale in your local newspaper and at www.coquitlam.ca If you don’t sell all your items, consider donating them or if you receive the City’s Garbage Collection Service, you can have them collected in the Large Item Pick Up program (4 items max. per year). Call 604-529-4011 to set up an appointment for pick-up with Smithrite.


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Radiation from Japan now detectable in B.C. Minute levels measured, more monitoring stations coming By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Health officials say sensors in B.C. have now detected “minute” levels of radiation coming here from Japan’s leaking nuclear reactors. But they continue to assure the public there is no cause for residents here to worry because of the dispersal of radioactive particles across thousands of kilometres of ocean. “These amounts are negligible and do not pose a health risk to British Columbians,” the B.C. Centre for Disease Control said in an update posted Monday. “We are expecting very slight increases in radiation until a week after the reactors are stabilized,” it said. “These are not cause for concern, and are smaller than the normal day-to-day fluctuations typically seen in B.C.” BCCDC officials say the radiation levels arriving from Japan are tiny compared to other natural sources of exposure for B.C. residents, including rocks and soil, ultraviolet radiation from the sun and cosmic radiation from space. Levels so far detected are at 0.0005 microsieverts per day, according to data from Health

Canada’s Radiation Protection Bureau and released by the BCCDC. By comparison, a dental x-ray is about 10 microsieverts — or 20,000 times as much. Passengers on a crosscountry airline flight can be exposed to 30 microsieverts or 60,000 times as much. And a CT scan can expose a person to between 5,000 and 30,000 microsieverts — more than 10 million times as much as the increased daily exposure in B.C. from the Japanese radiation plume. In other words, it would take more than 27,000 years of exposure at the current slightly elevated levels of radiation from Japan in B.C. to equal the exposure from a single CT scan. Before the nuclear cri-

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Spring has sprung, new shoots are peeking up from the soil — and the bears are awake. A hot topic in the Tri-Cities for at least the last five years, these furry objects of our fascination and fear have become an expected part of life in the suburbs. But they’ve also proved a danger, just as humans and the garbage we produce places them in danger. What to do? In today’s paper, The Tri-City Newss publishes the first in a series of monthly features on the region’s bear problem.

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Bear cubs gambol outside a den with their mom closely watching their antics. This den, located in Port Coquitlam near Hyde Creek recreation centre, has since been destroyed but was used by bears for two or three winters. This is the time of year when bears begin to emerge from hibernation and when they wake up, they’ll be hungry.

They’re awake. Now, what? By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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hey’re awake and crawling out of their dens looking for food, any food: the tender green shoots of plants reaching for the warm spring sun as well as bugs, bark and carcasses of animals that didn’t make it through the winter. And garbage. For some black bears, especially those living in green spaces and forests around the Tri-Cities, humans’ garbage is as good as anything because they aren’t picky eaters. They’ll eat the plastic wrap off a stale chocolate bar. Thus, as this is the time of year when lean and shaggy bears — many of them adolescent males but some females with newborn cubs or young sows — will emerge from their winter hiding places, Tri-City residents are urged to keep their garbage and green/ kitchen waste bins locked away or secured in bear-resistant containers so bruins aren’t lured from the forest to residential streets.

To report a problem (garbage) bear, call 1-877-952-7277. Bears typically dine on plants, berries and bugs but they are natural scavengers that will travel great distances to find food. If this spring is cold and wet and new plant growth is delayed, the bears will be on the move. And hungry. “This is the best opportunity we have all year to prevent bears from learning bad habits,” says Sylvia Dolson, executive director of the Get Bear Smart Society and author of several books about bears. Dolson said bears come out of the den more wary than when they went in, so early spring is the best time to rid neighbourhoods of bear attractants so the intelligent and adaptable omnivores don’t decide to move in until late fall. see ‘IT’S IT S HARD’, HARD , facing page

Bear attractant checklist LOCK UP

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Coquitlam: coquitlam.ca/ residents/public+safety/ bear+aware+coquitlam.htm; also: Bear Aware co-ordinator Drake Stephens, 604-927-6317 Port Coquitlam: portcoquitlam. ca/citizen_services/pets___animals/ bears.htm Port Moody: cityofportmoody.com/ environment/natural+environment/ black+bear.htm


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WHAT’S YOUR BEAR STORY? It may not look like it with all the highrises and highways but the Tri-Cities are black bear country and everyone can benefit from knowing more about bears. Monthly during bear season, The Tri-City News will publish a feature about these fascinating creatures and how to avoid conflicts with them. The News is also interested in your stories. Let us know with a few paragraphs, a photo or a video; just email us at newsroom@tricitynews.com.

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A shortage of anaesthesiologists in the Fraser Health region could lead to surgery cancellations and delays at hospitals in the area.

Doctor shortage being blamed for surgery delays Recruitment of anaesthesiologists a challenge By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Anaesthesiologists are warning a shortage of doctors in their speciality is causing surgery cancellations in the Fraser Health region and could leave new operating rooms unused once a major expansion of Surrey Memorial Hospital is finished. Operating room slates have been cancelled at SMH a total of 283 times in the past year due to a lack of anaesthesiologists, according to the B.C. Anaesthesiologists’ Society. In the last three

months, they say 170 operating room days have been lost across Fraser Health — equivalent to 1,000 cancelled surgeries so far this year — with half the cancellations in Surrey. Society president Dr. James Helliwell said it’s also a growing problem at Royal Columbian, Eagle Ridge and Abbotsford Regional hospitals. “We’re not talking about just one or two closures but hundreds of closures,” he said. “Patients are not getting surgery in a timely fashion and the wait list is growing.” Anaesthesiology is one of the only specialities where a shortage exists in the Lower Mainland, despite repeated recr uitment drives extending across

Canada and overseas. Most of Fraser Health has now been declared an under-serviced area, Helliwell said, and foreign-trained anaesthesiologists whose certification is not recognized in Canada are now being hired as a result. Helliwell said the situation is even more dire outside the Lower Mainland, noting half the operating rooms in Vernon are closed at any given time because of the shortage of anaesthesiologists. That’s prompting more anaesthesiologists here to leave the province, he said, and for older doctors in the field to retire sooner than planned. He also proposes system reforms like hiring “physician extenders” — lower-cost aides who

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UTILITY BILLS Utility bills have been mailed. If you have not already received your utility bill, please contact Coquitlam City Hall immediately. Property owners are responsible for payment by March 31, 2011 whether or not a utility bill has been received.

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would support anaesthesiologists. Helliwell said that’s increased productivity dramatically and reduced net costs at some hospitals in Quebec and Ontario. Fraser Health spokesman Roy Thorpe-Dorward said the shortage of anaesthesiologists is “an ongoing challenge.” He could not confirm the number of OR slates and surgeries cancelled as a result. Fourteen anaesthesiologists have been hired since 2008 and just over 100 are now working across the region. According to the health ministry, the average full-time anaesthesiologist now bills $340,000 a year and sees 10% fewer patients than a decade ago. newsroom@tricitynews.com

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Earth Hour 2011 Join Coquitlam in this Global Initiative Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Everyone can have a tremendous impact on the success of Coquitlam’s local Earth Hour initiative. We encourage you to turn off lights and shut down unnecessary power for an hour on Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Support Earth Hour. . .Support our Community. Register yourself and/or your organization at www.earthhour.org. Together we can make Earth Hour a memorable and inspiring event in our community.


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What Is Art? Come and see Compiled by Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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ith another week of spring break to go, what better way to celebrate the beauty of the season than by getting outside for a nature walk or some bird watching? Of course, if the weather doesn’t hold, there are plenty of arts, culture and craft events happening indoors around the Tri-Cities, too. Either way, don’t forget to turn off the lights on Saturday night.

TODAY: Friday, March 25 BANGLES, BAUBLES AND BEADS

All weekend long, the largest jewelry bead show in western Canada takes over Coquitlam’s Executive Plaza Hotel (405 North Rd.). More than 40 jewellers, vendors and craft enthusiasts will be on hand, including Fire Designs, Komarevich Originals and Gems in Bloom. Find earrings, necklaces and an assortment of loose beads or take one of the more than 20 jewelry-making classes being offered. The Fraser Valley Bead Show runs Friday from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information, visit fraservalleybeadshow.ca.

SPRING BREAK THEATRE

The Axis Theatre Company presents The Big Sneeze, a funny and poignant play about self-esteem and self-discovery, as part of the Spring Break Festival at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Lizzy is the tallest girl in her school whose only wish is to be invisible. It nearly works until one day she has the loudest sneeze and her life changes forever. This 50-minute play shows at 2 and 7 p.m. and is appropriate for ages five and up. Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for children and are available online at evergreenculturalcentre.ca or at the Evergreen box office.

CARE TO KARAOKE?

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 in Port Coquitlam hosts a karaoke night from 7:30 p.m. until late (2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). Enjoy food, drinks and friends while supporting your local legionnaires and singing your favourites from a collection of hundreds of hits spanning decades.

Saturday, March 26 BRIDGING WITH BRAIDS

The Coquitlam Heritage Society’s Bridging Generations series continues this week with a lesson in traditional rug braiding with Freda Jackson at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). The 1 p.m. workshop will teach rug hooking techniques. The workshop is free but registration is required as space is limited to a maximum of 10 people. To book a spot, call 604-516-6151.

STROLL THE KNOLL

Take a vigourous hike through mossy rainforest, past quiet marshes and over natural granite steps on a 10 km stroll in Coquitlam’s beautiful Minnekhada Regional Park (entrances on Oliver Road or Quarry Road). Enjoy spectacular views of the Pitt River and surrounding areas on this moderately strenuous hike — some steep and rocky sections — from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission for the walk is $5.50 for adults, $3.25 for youths and seniors; registration is required by calling

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Artist Meg Lee shows off some of the art at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village as part of the What Is Art? exhibition on this weekend and showing daily until April 11. 604-432-6359. Meet at the Minnekhada Lodge.

LIVE! AT THE PINE

The Glen Pine Pavilion presents Pancho and Sal, a unique musical duo combining Latin folk and Rhumba, live from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam). Featuring Pancho on guitar, quena flute and charango, and Sal on accordion, bombo drum and shakers, the performance will showcase a selection of originals, traditional tunes and modern favourites. Happy hour starts at 6:30 p.m., with hot appetizers and refreshments served from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is $18 for 50-plus Glen Pine members, $23 for non-members; registration is required by calling 604927-6940.

NO POWER HOUR

People across the globe celebrate Earth Hour by turning off all unnecessary lights and electronics to raise awareness about the importance of conserving electricity. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., local residents are asked to turn off, tune out and drop your hydro bill. Last year, Coquitlam and Port Moody decreased their electricity consumption by 1.7% for the hour while PoCo saw a 1.2% reduction.

SQUARE ART

What Is Art?? is an exhibition of new artworks exploring meaning in art at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village (1100-2253 Leigh Square Pl., Port Coquitlam). Open daily until April 11, the exhibit features works by Meg Lee, Chris Collacott, Lawrence McDonald and Langara College students (noon to 4 p.m. on weekends and regular business hours

during the week). All are welcome to drop in at no cost and examine the impacts of commercial design and technology on modern art. There will be an artists’ reception Monday at 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 27 HERON WALK

Join the Burke Mountain Naturalists on a great blue heron nature walk at Coquitlam’s Colony Farm Regional Park (meet at the end of Colony Farm Road off Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam). The walk runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to all. Bring sturdy, comfortable shoes and binoculars if you have them. No registration is required and and more information is available at www.bmn. bc.ca or by calling 604-937-3483.

SOUL COFFEE PoCo’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village presents another Sunday Coffee Concert featuring the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir at 1:30 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, PoCo). With their highly animated delivery of Hawaiian, calypso, reggae, gospel, R&B and jazz, the choir has earned praise from across the province and internationally. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 12 and are available at the door on a firstcome, first-served basis. Stay after the performance to meet the choir over coffee and refreshments. Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to tcoyne @tricitynews.com.

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Hate the rain, sure, but love the rainforest GREEN SCENE Elaine Golds Our forests hold many treasures

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he arrival of spring has us all eagerly awaiting an abundance of sunshine. But rainy weather is the default mode around here. That’s because we live in a rainforest. This year is the United Nations Year of the Forest, which makes it an appropriate time to reflect on what a marvellous place on the planet this is. Yes, we get rain but all that wet weather can create fantastic rainforests, ones we tend to take for granted. When most people think about rainforests, they typically imagine a lush tropical jungle full of vines and spectacular wildlife. It’s true that tropical rainforests provide habitat for over half of all the land-based species on the planet even though these forests comprise only 12% of the earth’s total forest cover. But temperate rainforests such as ours are valuable and unique in

COURTESY OF WILL KOOP

Will Koop, one of the environmentalists who successfully campaigned in the 1990s to stop logging in our drinking watersheds, stands beside one of the ancient trees in the Capilano watershed. their own ways. They exist in only the few places that have sufficiently high rainfall. This usually requires proximity to an ocean, where moisture-laden clouds are blown into mountains that then wring the rain out the clouds.

Temperate rain forests are characterized as forests with annual rainfall from 85 to more than 500 cm. South of the equator, temperate rain forests grow along the west coast of South America and in New Zealand

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and Tasmania. In the northern hemisphere, temperate rainforests are sparsely distributed in mountainous regions of Japan and Norway but are found mainly along the Pacific west coast from northern California to Alaska. Once, smaller and less wet rainforests grew in parts of Ireland, northern England and Scotland but these are now, except for a few remnants, long vanished to meet the needs of civilization. The northern Pacific coast receives prodigious amounts of rain — up to 4 m or more in places — and supports such expansive temperate rainforests that they account for more than a third of all such forests in the world. In B.C., our rainforests can be loosely defined as where western hemlock and western red cedar grow. Look out your window: You are likely to see some of these trees trying valiantly to recreate a rainforest in what are now suburbs. Further south, in northern California, the majestic redwoods, which rely more on fog than rain for moisture, mark the southern limit of the Pacific temperate rainforest belt. In

Alaska, mountain hemlock and yellow cedar are the predominant rainforest trees at sea level in northern extremes. Temperate rainforests, which account for just 2% of the world’s forests, don’t support nearly as many species as do tropical rainforests but they are especially rich in mosses and lichens. Our rainforests also support some of the tallest trees — up to 70 m, whereas the tallest trees in tropical rainforest reach only 50 m. Our temperate rainforests are highly productive ecosystems with a dense understory of deciduous shrubs, herbaceous plants, an abundance of woody debris plus a thick cover of mosses, lichens and ferns. Our coastal rainforests are also extraordinarily rich in plants that live high in the forest canopy along with a number of invertebrates. Through their ability to nourish young salmon in forest streams, the temperate

rainforests also have a unique relationship with the marine environment. In return, up to 80% of the annual nitrogen uptake in ancient rainforest trees comes from nutrients derived from the rotting bodies of spawned-out salmon. Biomass — that’s the weight of all living material — is truly exceptional in temperate rainforests; it can exceed 2,000 tonnes per hectare and far outweighs that in tropical forests, which have biomasses that rarely reach 250 tonnes per hectare. This means that when temperate rainforests are logged, tremendous amounts of carbon are released not only from the trees but also the understory and soil. In terms of carbon dioxide emissions, deforestation is second only to the burning of fossil fuels when it comes to accounting for our greenhouse gas emissions. Sadly, already half of the world’s temperate rainforests have

been logged. While the Great Bear Rainforest and offshore Haida Gwaii comprise one of the few remaining large areas of relatively unmodified temperate rainforests on the planet, we do have fragments of protected rainforest a little closer to home. Each summer, Metro Vancouver offers watershed tours into the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam forests from which our drinking water is derived. Some of these tours offer opportunities for short hikes into areas of old-growth forest. If you want to explore a rainforest, these tours offer a quick day trip to the very special rainforest in our backyard. (Closer to summer, visit www. metrovancouver.org for details and schedules of such tours.) Elaine Golds is a Port Moody environmentalist who is vice-president of Burke Mountain Naturalists, chair of the Colony Farm Park Association and past president of the PoMo Ecological Society.

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Easter is a month away and Port Moody Station Museum is planning its annual celebration. In addition to the museum’s traditional Easter egg hunt, visitors can enjoy performances by magician Dennis Hewson, dog dancing team Joyce Johnstone and Twinkletoes and music by Nigel Tucker. Other activities include face painting, photos with the Easter bunny, an Easter basket craft and a duck pond prize game. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — rain or shine — on Sunday, April 24. Port Moody Station Museum is located at 2734 Murray St. (next to Rocky Point Park). Admission is $2 per person (there’s an additional cost for some activities). For more information, call 604-939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org.

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Hear ye! Hear ye! From criers to tweets YOUR HISTORY Jill Cook

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he popularity of social media services such as Twitter is rooted in our fundamental human need to hear the news and make sense of its significance. This desire is not new, however, even though how we feed it has changed over the years. History tells us that Spartan runners in the early Greek empire were used as news messengers but it was not until 1066 that the official job of town crier was created. News of Britain’s first (and last) invasion by King William of Normandy was passed from town to town by individuals specifically employed to call out the King’s proclamation. Aptly named town criers, they were protected by law: “Don’t shoot the messenger” was a very real command. Because of low literacy levels well into the late 19th century, proclamations, laws and news may well have been written but they were usually passed on to the public by the town crier, the first talking newspaper. This role evolved over the years until it became ceremonial. Today’s criers, and there are many, serve as historical ambassadors elaborately dressed in a tradition dating to the 18th century. Male criers often wear a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots and a tricorn hat. Sometimes called bellmen, they carry a bell or other instrument to get our attention. They can be men or women and make no mistake, they take their work very seriously. There

are town crier tournaments. Winners are named and competition is tight. Coquitlam had its own town crier. Tony Paré Sr. became the city’s first official town crier on May 17, 2004 and served until his death in 2008. His job was ceremonial and honorary but this does not mean it didn’t have purpose. His main duty was to make sure the news of Coquitlam was heard by all. Mr. Paré was a well-respected local historian and devoted much of his life to preserving and communicating Maillardville’s heritage; a room at the Mackin House Museum is named for him. It contains photographs of early Maillardville life as well as the town crier regalia Mr. Paré wore with pride. The signature “Oyez, Oyez” (“Hear ye, hear ye!”) is sadly missing from our streets. Let’s tweet about this and see what happens. Your History is a column in which, once a month, representatives of the Tri-Cities’ three heritage groups writes about local history. Jill Cook is executive director of the Coquitlam Heritage Society (www.coquitlamheritage.ca).

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Green thumb? Do you have an interest and/or experience in raising a food garden? Do you feel comfor table working with school-age kids? If so, then become an Inspiration Garden volunteer mentor. Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden (located in Town C e n t r e P a rk a t Guildford Way and Pipeline Road) is looking for volunteers to become mentors to school-aged children as you raise a food garden together. The time commitment would be twice a month until June, breaking in summer, then again from September through October. This program aims to give the next generation an opportunity to gain a better understanding on where its food comes from. For more information, email Julieanne Agnew at garden@ coquitlam.ca.

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If approved, the application would designate the subject area as Compact One-Family Residential within the Southwest Coquitlam Area Plan, and the Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan as well as add policy to guide RS-4 infill subdivisions.

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The intent of Bylaw No. 4199, 2011 is to amend City of Coquitlam Citywide Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3479, 2001 and its amending Bylaws to redesignate the subject properties outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4199, 2011 from One-Family Residential to Compact One-Family Residential.

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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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• Night Readers Book Club: New members are welcome for this book discussion group, which usually meets the fourth Wednesday of each month but this month meets on the fifth Wednesday (March 30) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the ParkLane Room. The book for March is The Other by David Gutherson, which tells the story of John William Barry and Neil Countryman, who meet at a high school track meet and discover they share a love of the outdoors. These two friends are very different and their adult lives take divergent paths. For more information, visit www.library.portmoody.ca or call 604-4694577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

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Reference No. 10 011053 RZ Bylaw No. 4198, 2011 Addresses: 1300 and 1302 Coast Meridian Road

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• Patrick Taylor, author of the famed Irish Country series, pays a special visit Monday, April 4 to read from and talk about his muchloved books. Set in the 1960s, Taylor’s entertaining series is filled with likeable characters, lyrical dialogue and has become a favourite worldwide, making the bestseller lists in USA Today, The New York Timess and the Globe and Mail. This free event takes place at 7 p.m. For information or registration, call 604-927-7999. For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca. Terry Fox Library is lo-

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• Borrowing Library eBooks: Seats available at the Poirier branch, 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? Attend this hands-on session and, afterwards, try it yourself. Please note: library eBooks are not compatible with Kindles. To register, contact Jay at 604-9374148, Ext. 2 or jpeters@ library.coquitlam.bc.ca. • Building Financial Wealth through Real Estate Assets: Thursday, April 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m., City Centre branch: Discover how to build a real estate investment portfolio that stands the test of time and delivers better than average returns, whether you are new to investment real estate or a seasoned in-

vestor. Karen Dennehy, mortgage specialist, will show you how to do your due diligence. Call 604-937-4155 to register for this free program. For more information about any of these programs, visit www. library.coquitlam.bc.ca.

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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COQUITLAM

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.

• Family Fun Night (drop-in) is Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ParkLane Room at Port Moody Public Library. You can learn all about food with fun stories, alphabet crafts and take-home activities. This is for kids ages three to six years with a parent or caregiver.

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Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the TriCities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

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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Reference No. 10 016939 RZ Bylaw No. 4197, 2011 Addresses: 604, 606, 608 and 610 Como Lake Avenue

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Reference No. 10 013014 RZ Bylaw No. 4155, 2011 Address: 1649 Como Lake Avenue

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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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Focus on giving attracted Ferreira This pageant is about more than physical beauty By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

“It’s not your typical beauty pageant.” T h at ’s h ow M i s s World Canada contestant Jessica Ferreira of Coquitlam described the beauty contest shortly after she was nominated to this year’s competition. And in many ways, she’s right. Emphasizing substance over sex appeal, Miss World Canada 2011’s motto — “Beauty with a purpose” — highlights the pageant’s departure from the typical pageant mould towards celebrating the selfless efforts of women aged 16 to 24 in raising money for Variety: The Children’s Charity. Delegates such as Ferreira, and those from

Talks for parents, babies Baby’s First Year ushers in the spring season at Place Maillardville community centre with a line-up of expert guest speakers for its free drop-in program for moms, dads and grandparents with babies up to 12 months of age. Community partners such as the city of Port M o o d y, F r a s e r Health, La Leche League Coquitlam and the Simon Fraser Society for Community Living will provide their know-how and support free of charge to the group. Some upcoming talks and topics are: • April 8: Valerie Couture, pre-school instructor, on Baby French; • April 15: Dawn Whittaker, infant and child sleep consultant, on sleep for infants; • April 29: Sheila Dabecki, Port Moody recreation, mommy and me yoga; • May 6: Christine Baron, Christine Baron Law Corp. on wills and estates; No registration required. The program offers information, conversation and support, a n d r u n s eve r y F r i d ay b e t we e n April 8 and June 24 from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. in the community centre’s Heritage Room.

across the country, will still strut their stuff before a panel of judges, scored in traditional contest criteria like looks, poise, confidence and interview skills, but the real determinant will be on fundraising

ideas and ability. “The swimsuit competition is optional, the photogenic competition is optional, the talent competition is optional; all of those typical things that they really make a big deal of in

other pageants are optional in this pageant,” Ferreira said. “It is still about beauty but the main focus is really the philanthropy and the fundraising work that we do, and that was really my main reason for

doing it.” Fer reira hopes to raise $5,000 in donations for Variety before the Miss World Canada pageant begins at the Richmond River Rock Casino Resort on May 16.

L a s t ye a r ’s p a g eant raised more than $100,000 for Variety. For more information, or to donate, go to missworldcanada.org or Ferreira’s blog at jessica-mwc.tumblr.com. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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Dealing with dying focus of workshop Tri-City residents facing the death of a loved one can now benefit from a six-session workshop called Making Dying Liveable, which concludes with a presentation from John Izzo, world renowned bestselling author of The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die. Developed and conducted by Fraser Health TriCities Hospice Palliative Care and Crossroads Hospice Society, the workshop series explores the legal, medical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that face patients, caregivers, family members, loved ones and friends. Woven through each session are highlights from Izzo’s book. If people, when faced with their own mortality, do not have their affairs in order, their energy is wasted on emotions such as worry and regrets. This workshop will help participants connect to their emotions so they can learn how to avoid regrets, speak honestly and raise their relationships to a new and healthier level. The workshop will cover topics such as loss, grief and personal reflections, and three families will share their experiences on living with dying; also covered: estate planning, funeral planning and an introduction to the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice, with an overview of program and services available. The workshop series will concludes with a onehour presentation from Izzo and each participant will receive a copy of his book. To register, call Laurie at 604-777-7398. Cost is $50 (non refundable) for all six sessions. Registration is limited to 25 people and the sessions are for people 19 and older. The workshop will be held on six consecutive Tuesdays, April 5 to May 10, 7 to 9 p.m., in Room 1928 at the Centre for Health and Community Partnerships at Douglas College’s David Lam Campus, 1240 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

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The Home Team, a RECEIVER of the Port Moody Peter Hulbert Accessibilty Award, is happy to be accepting nominations for their 2011 Home Team Project. If you would like to nominate a Tri-Cities family in need of some home repair help, please visit our website at www.cornerstonehometeam.org and fill out a nomination form. http://twitter.com/cshometeam Deadline for nominations Follow us here on is March 31, 2011. We also wish to thank the businesses and individuals for their support of donations, Find us on materials and labour with the 2010 Home Team Project.

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Session set for Friday, April 1 If you are caring for someone who has dementia and as a result there are challenging and or unwanted behaviours that are stressful for you, join Karen Tyrell as she presents Cracking the Dementia Code on Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion. Tyrell’s presentation will help caregivers uncover the true meaning behind the behaviours through detective work, and she will offer creative ideas for problem solving. The goal is to provide easy, useful techniques that can be used on a daily basis by anyone. Tyrell is the former executive director of an Ontario Alzheimer group, a certified dementia practitioner and the owner of Personalized Dementia Solutions. This presentation is free of charge but preregistration is requested. To register and for more information, call 604-927-6098. Dogwood Pavilion is a Coquitlam recreation facility for people 50 years and older; it is located at 624 Poirier St.

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Buyers line up in Richmond. Lineups of eager homebuyers aren’t anything new for Polygon Homes – they’ve experienced several queues of excited purchasers at their new projects throughout Metro Vancouver in recent months. “Each one seems to build on the success of the last,” says Polygon’s Ralph Archibald. Homebuyers were lining up again on the weekend for the chance to purchase a Polygon home. The lineups started early in the morning at Mayfair Place, Polygon Homes’ latest offering in Richmond’s Alexandra Gardens. The project offers one-, twoand three-bedroom apartment residences; in the initial release of 60 homes, however, units ranged from 780 square feet to 1,000 sq. ft. in two-bedroom plans. Of the 60 homes released, 51 were sold; Polygon is preparing to release the second building in the next few weeks. “We are so pleased to have another strong opening in the Alexandra Gardens neighbourhood,” says Polygon senior

vice-president of sales and marketing Ralph Archibald. “This is our fifth community there in the past few years and each one seems to build on the success of the last.” Polygon has also recently had lineups at its new communities in Coquitlam, UBC and Abbotsford.

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‘The really cool thing about Victoria Hill is that it’s a community within a community’

Location and views: The Grove

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iving in Onni’s Victoria Hill community is fantastic, says one resident. “It feels safe here ... the views are wonderful,” says Tanya Maglio. TRICIA LESLIE

It’s the oldest city in Western Canada. Yet it’s also a growing, expanding municipality with plenty to offer potential future residents, such as new homes in a location that is central in Metro Vancouver. New Westminster, also known as the Royal City, was established in the 1850s and was British Columbia’s first capital. It survived through the devastating 1898 fire and has continued to thrive and grow into the dynamic and diverse city it is today. Onni’s master-planned community, Victoria Hill, is taking shape not far from Queen’s Park, Columbia Street, Royal Avenue and McBride Boulevard, a community that blends distinct yet cohesive neighbourhoods, including landmark towers, townhomes, lowrise residences and communal shops and services – all surrounded with a lush, park-like setting. Onni’s latest, The Grove, offers new lowrise condo residences in the heart of the Victoria Hill community that range in size from 650 square feet to 1,485 sq. ft. Every home has a balcony or patio; some are upwards of 200 sq. ft., notes Onni sales manager Nick Belmar. “There’s some outdoor space for everyone,” he says. “The really cool thing about Victoria Hill is that it’s a community within a community ... there’s a lot of seclusion because of the trees.” There’s more than 100 species of old-growth trees onsite, Belmar says, and a pedestrian overpass into Queen’s Park allows Victoria Hill residents easy access. The proximity to more than 40 acres of preserved

Homes at Onni’s The Grove, located in the master-planned New Westminster community of Victoria Hill, start from $259,900.

green space, major transportation routes and to all the city’s amenities are attracting homebuyers of all ages to The Grove from all over Metro Vancouver, Belmar says, from first-time buyers to step-up buyers to downsizers. Victoria Hill resident Tanya Maglio has been living in the community for three years and says she loves it. “The views are great. We don’t feel like we’re on a busy street because there’s so much green space, and everything we need is a two to five-minute drive away,” she says, and notes she and her family and friends use the community’s trails, which connect to the Central Valley Greenway system, all the time. “It feels safe here. The views are wonderful and we have our own amenities centre with a theatre, gym and boardroom that people use all the time.” Outside, The Grove is a mix of traditional Craftsman and West Coast flavour, while nine-foot ceilings – some

vaulted – maximize each home’s living space. Gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops add to the attraction for homebuyers, as well as the prices. “It’s not only the central location and the quality of construction,” Belmar says. “It’s the great value they get.” Homes at The Grove start from $259,900. Visit www.onni.com for more information.

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The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) has announced the finalists for its second annual renOVATION Awards. FortisBC is the presenting sponsor of Canada’s largest home renovation awards program, recognizing excellence in renovation, design and construction. For more information on the GVHBA renOVATION Awards and to view the list of finalists, visit www.gvhba.org

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Tri-City News Friday, March 25, 2011, A37

TRI-CITY SPOTLIGHT: Cash for heart foundation, prize for Coquitlam business POKER FACE

A Port Coquitlam card player won a seat last week at the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational. Gary Josefczyk k competed against 230 players in the Canadian Nationals tournament in Toronto to earn a place at the Commerce Casino tables in Los Angeles in February 2012. The event will feature stars like Paris Hilton, Ben Affleck and James Woods and include a $200,000 prize pool. Next month, Josefczyk will be in Las Vegas for the World Poker Tour Amateur Championship, which has a $260,000 pot. Josefczyk is a member of the World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League that has a venue at The Point Pub in Port Moody. For more information on the league, visit www.wptapl.ca.

THIRD TIME CHARM

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Gillian Yardley, area manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., recently accepted a cheque on behalf of the charity from Dave Russell, store manager of Cooper’s Foods in Port Coquitlam. The $819 represented the amount the grocery store raised from its February Heart Fund Day when a quarter from every bag sold was donated to the foundation. “Cooper’s has supported the foundation for over 30 years in their stores throughout B.C. with over $10,700 being raised locally at the Port Coquitlam store since it opened in 2001. The money raised will go to fund life-saving research, health promotion and advocacy programs here in B.C.,” Yardley said in a news release.

A Coquitlam company recently clinched a franchise of the year award. Glenn and Lynda Quarrington, owners of Speedpro Imaging, were given the title from its parent, Speedpro Signs Canada, based on last year’s sales volume and growth, ethics, innovation, employee satisfaction and community participation. The couple, who took over the business in 2007, are pictured with Speedpro president Stuart Burns (left) and operations manager Jim Wernham (right).

Air cadets with Port Moody’s 754 Phoenix squadron took first place in the Fraser Valley Drill Competition, held March 13 in Abbotsford. The team led by WO2 Addison Han beat out six other groups to take the title — the third time in seven years. Volunteer instructors Cory Wasson, Crystal Cheung, Billy Wong and OCdt. Elaine Chiang g also played a part in the win. The team’s next performance is at the squadron’s annual ceremonial review on June 12 at Dr. Charles Best secondary in Coquitlam.

QUILTING CASH

Quilters with the Blue Mountain guild recently stitched up $2,200 for two Tri-City-based charities. The group split the cash between the Crossroads Hospice Society and Share Family and Community Services following a quilt show raffle.

GOOD PROFS

Two Coquitlam residents who teach at nearby Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain were recently recognized for their instructing skills. Engineering science prof John Jones and Andrew Gemino, who is on the business faculty, each won a $2,000 cash SFU 2010 Excellence in Teaching award.

LIBRARY FINALIST

Coquitlam Public Library is on the shortlist for a 16th annual Cultural DIVERSEcity accolade. The library was recently named a finalist in the public institution category along with the city of Surrey and the Richmond Public Library. The winner will be named on April 13 in Richmond. Hosted by the DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, a Surrey-based non-profit group, the awards were launched in 1995 as a way to recognize businesses and organizations that have excelled in implementing culturally diverse initiatives into the workplace. Meanwhile, Tri-City middle school students competed in the fourth annual Battle of the Books last week, answering questions from the six assigned books: Anything But Typical, CTRL-Z, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, The Heaven Shop, The Uglies, and The Wednesday Wars. Como Lake took first place with Summit earning silver and Moody scooping bronze. The event at Port Moody Inlet Theatre was sponsored by School District 43 and the Port Moody Public Library. Please send Spotlight press releases and photos to jwarren@tricitynews.com.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR SUNDAY, MARCH 27 • Bottle drive at BC SPCA Education and Adoption Centre, 3278 Westwood St., Port Coquitlam to raise money for animals in need. Individuals are asked to bring refundable bottles and cans to the office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you’d like to help but can’t participate on March 27, take your bottles anytime to the Biggar Bottle Depot, 2577 Kingsway St., PoCo and reference the account name “Bottle Drive for Animals.” • Riverview Preservation Society meeting, 1:15-3 p.m., Burnaby Public Library, 4594 Albert St.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29 • Fraser Pacific Rose Society meets, 7 p.m., in the Centennial Room of Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Retired UBC professor and renowned rosarian Alec Globe will speak on David Austin roses. Info: Bev, 604-64-2754.

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.

MARCH 27: WALK FOR THE BIRDS • Great blue heron nature walk, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Colony Farm Regional Park (meet at end of Colony Farm Road off Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam), hosted by Burke Mountain Naturalists. Free and open to all ages; no registration required. Info: www.bmn.bc.ca or 604-937-3483. • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group monthly, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. Speaker: Dr. Edmund Paulus, urologist, on a new program called high-intensity focused ultrasound for treating prostate cancer. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to attend and share their concerns and experiences in a confidential atmosphere. No charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm, 604 936-8703 or Ken, 604 936-2998.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.

• Tri-City Singles Social Club presents karaoke, 7:30 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Info: tricityclub@gmail. com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 • Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition Tri-Cities committee meets, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library City Centre branch (at city hall). If you ride your bike in the Tri-Cities, meet and work with other cyclists to help promote improved cycling facilities. New participants welcome and monthly meetings are open to all. Info: Simon, 604-464-8942.

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In accordance with the Community Charter, a meeting of the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel, to consider and deal with Local Improvement Frontage and Parcel Tax Rolls, which include street work, sanitary sewer, and boulevard maintenance, will be held at the City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7N2 at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2011. A property owner may make an appeal if he feels there has been an error or omission. An Appeal shall not be heard by the Panel unless written notice of the appeal has been made to the office of the Collector at least forty-eight hours prior to the time appointed for the first sitting of the panel.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8

• Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors’ concerns. Seniors’ organizations and others interested in joining, call Ernie, 604-576-9734, or email ecbayer@shaw.ca. • Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Dogwood Pavilion and entertain as seniors’ homes weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 604-941-2375. • Alzheimer Society of BC has two active support groups in the Tri-Cities. One meets the second Wednesday of each month, the other meets the last Wednesday of each month. People who are interested in participating in a caregiver support group, call Dorothy Leclair at 604-298-0780. • Glen Pine 50Plus group plays bridge

NOTICE OF PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW PANEL

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 • First session of Mundy Mudthudders’ informal co-ed walking group, which will be held Saturday mornings; the group is based in Mundy Park’s trails and branches out to other local parks, including Como Lake, Rocky Point, Belcarra, White Pine and Colony Farm, and is for people who share an enthusiasm for the great outdoors and who are already walking at a brisk, intermediate pace for at least one hour. Map books will be provided for a nominal charge and group walks are held rain or shine. Mudthudders meet at 10:15 a.m. Saturdays near the trailhead at the foot of Regan Avenue, adjacent to Hillcrest middle school. Info: mundymudthudders@yahoo.ca or call 604-945-4374.

SENIORS

Mondays, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. Info: 604-927-6940. • WHO (Women Helping Others), for women who are on their own, meets Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam (behind city hall). Info: Kay, 604-469-5815. • New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games. New players welcome. Info: Catherine, 604-937-7537. • New Age Seniors meet the first Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m., McDonald-Cartier Room, Poirier community centre, 620 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Roy, 604-939-0303. • Caregiver support group meets second and fourth Friday of each month, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: 604933-6098. • Monthly seniors luncheon with Jewish entertainment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Coquitlam. Info: 604-5527221 or info@burquest.org.

The Panel shall review the following Bylaws; and if no complaints are received, the frontage assessment roll will be considered to be authenticated. Bylaw 2895 Road Rehabilitation Bylaw 2373 Maintenance Specific Area Bylaw 2559 Road Rehabilitation Bylaw 2926 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 2450 Culvert Crossing Bylaw 2936 Street Construction Bylaw 2480 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 2516 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3475 Sidewalk Bylaw 2549 Maintenance Specified Area Bylaw 2570 Gravity Sewer Bylaw 2804 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 2807 Lane Paving Bylaw 2837 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 2848 Road Rehabilitation Bylaw 2861 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3355 Sanitary Sewer Bylaw 3590 Silver Springs Habitat Bylaw 3380 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 4115 Local Service Area

Bylaw 2914 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3457 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 2935 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3379 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3547 Methane Detection Bylaw 2938 Lane Paving Bylaw 2996 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3044 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3048 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3116 Asphalt Overlay Bylaw 3135 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3148 Asphalt Overlay Bylaw 3250 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3270 Lane Paving Bylaw 3290 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 3493 Concrete Curb and Gutter Bylaw 2922 Road Rehabilitation Bylaw 3967 Local Service Area Bylaw 4035 Local Service Area Bylaw 4116 Local Service Area

The Local Improvement Assessment Roll is available for inspection at City Hall during regular office hours. Parcel tax for sanitary sewer is fixed for all properties and will appear on the yearly tax notice. Further information on Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel Notice call 604927-3050.

Coqu quit itlam Current nt Your City Column

Energy Reductions and Annual Savings Coquitlam has been committed to taking action on climate change since 2007 when the City signed a Climate Action Charter to reduce corporate Greenhouse Gas emissions resulting from our civic operations. The majority of our emissions are from the consumption of natural gas, electricity, and gasoline and diesel fuel. Coquitlam’s approach is to be progressive and reduce our emissions by 30% by 2015. We have actively pursued energy conservation through 37, completed, energy conservation projects. Our energy Top: Energy Manager, Trevor Billy, displaying his staff costs have been reduced annually pledge, leads the workplace by approximately $175,000 and revolution. Above: Waste heat our corporate Greenhouse Gas from rinks helps to heat the emissions by 898 tonnes annually. water in Chimo Pool at Poirier This is approximately 13% of our total Sport & Leisure Complex. corporate emissions. Projects have included lighting retrofits and controls, waste heat recovery, and temperature and ventilation adjustments in buildings during unoccupied periods. A Workplace Conservation Awareness Pilot is also underway, in partnership with BC Hydro, which targets staff behaviour across all our facilities. As Coquitlam continues to grow, we will build new infrastructure to a high standard of energy-efficiency like the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex where waste heat from the three rinks are used to pre-heat Chimo pool water. We will also continue to retrofit existing facilities to conserve energy by methods such as smart meters that can provide real-time information on energy consumption in order for us to adjust our energy use. Along with these innovative projects in 2011, the City’s Fleet Division is undergoing review for efficiencies that will contribute to the City’s overall emissions reductions and savings.

Did You Know? Job Opportunities with Statistics Canada for 2011 Census The 2011 Census is staffing 35,000 jobs across Canada. These jobs are ideal for those wanting to supplement their current income as well as recently retired persons, stay-at-home parents, and students. Rates of pay as well as the work period from March to the end of July 2011 vary by assignment. If you can commit to at least 20 hours per week including evenings, weekends and holidays, apply now by visiting the 2011 Census website www.census2011.gc.ca/ or by calling 1-866-773-2011 for more information.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR continued from page 10 • ABCs of Fraud, a consumer fraud prevention program for seniors, by seniors, gives free onehour presentations to seniors groups of 10 or more. Info: 604-437-1940 or ceas@telus.net. • PoCo Stroke Recovery Branch would like to welcome new members; meetings are held Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Wilson Centre, PoCo. There is opportunity for speech maintenance, meeting others that have gone through the similar situation and light exercises or bocce. Info: Deanna, 604-942-2334. • The Old Age Pensioners Organization holds its monthly general meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the Wilson Centre at 1 p.m. Info: Ken Heys, 604942-1440.

PARENTS, KIDS • Breastfeeding or pregnant and wanting to learn more? Looking for information or help? La Leche League Coquitlam groups offer informal, guided discussions and a chance to connect with other nursing mothers. New meeting location: Share Family and Community Services, 2615 Clarke St., PoMo. Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Women interested in breastfeeding and their children are invited to free monthly LLL meetings. Info: 604-520-4623 or www.lllc.ca. • Baker’s Corner Preschool is a parent-participation pre-school that offers play-based classes for three- and four-year-olds and is located in Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com. • Share Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop– in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play–based program for children up to five years old and their parents/caregivers. Info: Azar, 604–936-3900. • Learning Disabilities Association is offering

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Community Church, 1294 Johnson St., Coquitlam, invite youth 11-18 to join them on Wednesday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Battalion program. Info: Ronnie Tan, 604-908-1847. • Autism Tri-Cities information and support group for adults with relatives with autism spectrum disorder. Info: Clair, 604939-5157. • Coquitlam Play Centre parent participation play group meets, 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-936-2303. • PoCoMo Mothers of Multiples club meets the third Thursday of the month. Info: Brenda, 604937-5534. • Simon Fraser Society for Community Living hosts Family Support, Education and Networking Group, for families with children with developmental or physical disabilities throughout the school year. For more information, please contact the Family and Individual Support Program at 604525-9494. • Parents Together is a mutual help group for parents experiencing conflict with their teen(s), meets in PoCo. Info: 604-325-0556. • Learning Disabilities Association meets the third Thursday of each month at the family resource centre at Westwood elementary school, PoCo, 7-9 p.m. • Tough Love support group meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Stoney Creek community centre (in Burnaby) For parents with children in trouble or experiencing difficulties. Info: Cathy, 604-464-2437. • The Ark Child Services, a non-profit counselling agency specializing in supporting families going through separation and divorce, has an office in the Tri-Cities. Info: Lee Cassels, 604-461-2124. • Children with Diabetes parent support group meets monthly. Speakers present information

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two or more different varieties are planted. To say blueberries love acidic soil is an understatement. It is also important to choose a location that is rich in organic matter, but be careful to avoid manures. There are genetic dwarf, low bush and high bush varieties of blueberry plants, so they can fit into almost any garden area. Don’t hesitate to blend them in with other acid-loving broad-leaved plants like rhododendrons, Pieris japonica or Viburnum tinus. Treat your blueberry plants more as ornamentals rather than small fruits and use them as part of your landscaping. One plant by itself looks out of place, but a grouping of three or five, placed close together, blends nicely into any planting. For a real novelty, try a true dwarf variety called ‘Top Hat’. This compact strain seldom grows over 18 inches high and is well suited to bonsai pots. Granted, its flavour is not quite the same as some of the commercial varieties, but its fruit still tastes good on cereal or over ice cream. A more flavourful low variety is the cute little ‘Brunswick’ that only grows six to eight inches high and two feet wide and is quite at home planted in a bed of heathers or dwarf conifers. Most blueberry varieties fall into early, mid or late season classifications. With our ideal growing area, I recommend planting one of each type to prolong the harvest period. Now you can stretch the season ever further by planting the extra early variety called ‘Elliot’ and the extra late one called ‘Spartan’. If you’re hung up on really big berries, then the largest in the world are the ‘Darrow’ and ‘Chandler’. Both have great flavour. Birds are the main pest affecting blueberries in the home garden and netting is really the only solution. Now is a great time to plant blueberries. They are one of the very best health foods in the world.

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T h e re g u l a r s e a son may not start for a couple more weeks but Centennial secondary girls’ soccer coach Larry Moro already likes what he sees from his squad. His Coquitlam team took the top spot in a 16-team Guildford Park tournament last week, a meet largely considered as exhibition play and a chance for coaches to finalize their rosters. While Moro was pleased with the victory, it was how his team was executing on the field that he said was most encouraging. “We were impressed with how good our passing game was this early in the season,” he said. “We are a young team... and this was a good chance for them to get to know each other.” It was also an opportunity for some of Centennial’s Fraser Valley rivals to get to know a Grade 10 player named Tia Edgar. She notched a hat trick in the final game of the tour nament, helping her squad defeat Lord Tweedsmuir 3-1. All three of the goals were clinical finishes, Moro said, with two coming on breakaways and a third on a volley from the top of the 18yard box. “It is very encouraging to see,” he added. Centennial got off to a strong start in roundrobin play with a 3-2

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With age comes wisdom for local fly fishermen TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz Getting old is easy on the lake In his epic angler story author Norman Mclean said; “Of course, now I am too old to be much of a fisherman.” Now that I am referred to as the old guy at my day job, I begrudgingly concede that I have joined the old boys club. How old is that? I am old enough to remember looking forward to and watching Ted Peck’s Tides and Trails every Saturday. How many of today’s sport fishing fans know who Ted Peck was, let alone that he hosted a show? I am also old enough to have my interest in fly fishing sparked by The Flying Fisherman Gadabout Gaddis. How many know who he was? What did we do in those days before metric and the internet? We learned to do it ourselves, through a lot of trial and error leg work and a lot of analysis. Compared to the endless volumes of fishing literature available today good fishing books were rare and prized. Our local anglers shopped at Harkley & Haywood while the rest of us went to department or hardware stores and made due with their limited stock. Many of us made our own nonslip soles for wading boots and waders and, unlike today, rods were bought rarely and self repaired often. We didn’t buy our boats, we made them and the RV was the family station wagon with a tent, cooler and camp stove in the back. As one of these old guys from the old school fishing crowd, can I compete with the new age of sport fishing stars? No. My one trip to the Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship is a testament to that. However, as one who has been down the road more times than he cares to remember, I can teach you how to catch a fish or 12 and do it without putting the family in hock. Balance that against the cost of fuel and tackle then tell me who the champ is?

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Fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes is improving thanks to the sun.

Try to concentrate your fishing from late morning through mid afternoon with chironomid, bloodworm, big black, woolly bugger, micro leach, sixpack, dragonfly nymph, halfback, doc spratley, baggy shrimp or Zulu. The Fraser River and sloughs are good for cutthroat and dolly varden. For cutthroat try rolled muddler, Mickey Finn, eggo, tied down minnow, epoxy minnow, flesh fly, professor, lioness, coachman, Zulu, chez nymph. For dolly varden try a large (#4 to #1) eggo, dolly whacker, bucktail, epoxy minnow, big black, muddler or zonker. The Vedder River is good for steelhead, dolly varden and rainbow by the weekend. For steelhead try big black, popsicle, steelhead nightmare, polar shrimp, GP, Thor, Squamish poacher,

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NORTH COQUITLAM UNITED SOCCER CLUB is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bennett as the club’s Technical Advisor

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Joe was born December 16, 1943 in Obid, Slovakia, and passed away peacefully in his sleep March 14, 2011 in Maple Ridge, B.C. He is greatly missed and loved by his cherished wife of 17 years, Donna; daughter Rita Mogyorosi; stepdaughters Danae (Geoffrey) Hudson, and Deserae (Flavio) Kataro; granddaughters Kaitlyn (9), Hailey (7), Sophie (4), and Sylvie (3), and a grandchild due in April. He is also survived by his son Zsolt Mogyorosi, and grandsons Adam (18) and Daniel (14). Joe was a fine furniture maker, meticulous in his trade, and had a love for all types of wood. He was an avid boater and built his own small boat in Hungary 40 years ago. More recently, he refurbished the interior of his last boat to perfection, and enjoyed numerous summers on “Hot Jazz” with Donna. They also loved to travel internationally during the winter months, especially to warm waters, where they enjoyed snorkeling, fabulous cuisine, and wonderful wines. Joe was a great storyteller and adored spending time with his granddaughters. Special thanks to the many Doctors and Nurses whose care and compassion was most appreciated during these difficult months. In lieu of flowers, donations to God’s Littlest Angels Canada (http://www.canadahelps.org/) in Joe’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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JOHNSON, Robert (Bob) Warren Descendant of a BC pioneering family and loving husband, father and grandfather, Bob passed away March 20, 2011 at 76 years old. Predeceased by his parents Wanda (Frey) and Charles Johnson of Port Coquitlam; he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eva; daughters Gail (Bill) and Cindy, granddaughters Kate and Lauren, brother Ron (Bea) and many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. An avid outdoorsman, car and driving enthusiast, we know he has ‘Gone Fishing’. A Celebration of Life will follow in Langley, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to the Parkinson Society British Columbia. Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

PCRM RINGETTE - AGM & Early Bird Registration for the 2011-2012 Season. Sunday April 10, 2011 @ 10:00AM at the Poco Rec Centre, upstairs in the Mabbett room, 2150 Wilson Ave. Elections will be held, many positions to fill. All registrations at the AGM will be entered into a draw for lots of prizes including FREE REGISTRATION!! visit us at: pocoringette.com or email barb. mulligan@shaw.ca

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IMAGINATION KINGDOM licensed Family Daycare in north PoCo. F/TP/T spaces, 6/mo’s up. ECE cert/First Aid. 604-468-9105.

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AUJLAS’ FARMS LTD FARM LABOURERS required 5 or 6 Days/Week 40 or 50 Hours/Week $9.28/Hour Horticultural work such as: Planting, pruning, spacing and harvesting the crop. Employment starts early July’11 Submit your application to: 604-789-5695 or by Fax:604-465-9340 or by mail:12554 Woolridge Rd., Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z1

Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture is seeking enthusiastic and experienced:

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WE OFFER: ✶ AM & PM Montesorri preschool ✶ Extended Day program ✶ Full day Montes. Kindergarten ✶ PM Junior Kindergarten with focus on math and language ✶ Music and drama program Now accepting registration for 2011/ 2012 School Year

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PARTICIPANTS NEEDED for concussion research study at SFU. Study investigating changes in postural stability and the cardio vascular system, and the use of non-invasive, low level light to reduce symptoms due to a recent head injury. We are looking for adults (19+) who recently sustained a head injury (72hrs) and are still symptomatic, or sustained a head injury more than 4 weeks ago and remain symptomatic. For more information, contact Michelle Bruner mbruner@sfu.ca

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Minimum Qualifications: • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor current within 2 yrs • Standard First Aid or Equivalent current within 2 yrs • Basic Cardiac Life Support – Level C current within 1 yr • National Lifeguard Service Award Pool & Waterpark Option current within 2 yrs Desired Qualifications: • BCRPA Pool Operators Course • BCRPA Fitness Instructor • First Aid and CPR Instructor • Lifesaving Society Instructor A CUPE hourly rate of $21.63 to $23.26 is offered, along with a percentage in lieu of benefits. A criminal record search may be requested of short listed candidates. This role requires flexibility as shifts vary to accommodate program schedules and may include evenings and weekends. Short listed candidates will be invited for testing on Saturday, April 16th. Candidates who are successful in the testing portion will then be invited to an interview on one evening April 27th, 28th or 29th. All interested applicants, please submit your resume with a cover letter indicating reference #TCN2011-100751 by 5:00 pm, April 4, 2011 to: City of Coquitlam - Human Resources Division 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2 Phone: 604-927-3070 Fax: 604.927.3075 email: careers@coquitlam.ca; website: www.coquitlam.ca The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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CLEANING PERSON Part-time Must have own car. Great hours! Must be fluent in English. Starting $13/hr . Call Kim 604-808-0212 Serious applicants only

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

Experienced Youth Support Worker needed for at risk youth position. Combination of relevant education & experience required, as well as First aid and NVCI/ CPI. Three day rotate overnight shifts, (not awake) BCDL and vehicle a must. Position is in Coquitlam / Poco. Resume to:

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MARKETING ASSISTANT Evergreen Cultural Centre is seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to join the marketing team. The Marketing Assistant will produce all marketing and promotional materials for the centre as well as provide support in other areas, including advertising, website design and management and special events. This is a permanent part-time (21 hours/ week) position in a high-energy environment.

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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS 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 JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

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Fab-All is currently looking for a full time GTAW (TIG) welder. - Must have 3 to 5 years experience. - Work well with others. - Able to read blueprints. - Perform housekeeping duties. - Clean and grind own welds. We offer competitive wages, extended health & dental benefits. Great working atmosphere!

Fax resume to 604-945-3597 or email epryor@fab-all.com TRUCK DRIVER, Class 1. Amix Recycling, A Schnitzer Company Chilliwack BC. We are growing and expanding and require exp.drivers with clean driving records. You must possess skills in hauling equipment, flat deck, step deck, super b and strapping/chaining lge loads in all conditions. You must have mountain driving exp. as most loads originate in Northern and Central BC and AB. Our progressive co. offers a great extended medical and dental pkg. A pre-employment drug screen and a respirator fit test are mandatory. Apply with a current NSC abstract at www.amix.ca

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Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. is the leading marine construction company in B.C. with an extensive fleet of barges, cranes, and specialized pile driving and dredging equipment. We are looking for a dynamic individual to support and execute repairs for our equipment fleet. The successful candidate will report to our Mechanical General Foreman and be able to clearly demonstrate that they have at a minimum, the following combination of experience and capabilities: • Certified journeyman HD Mechanic or relevant experience. • Experience with the maintenance of friction style cranes, other heavy construction and marine equipment. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Creative, highly motivated with superior organizational skills, results orientated and committed to team success. Candidates with the right blend of qualifications and experience will be given preference. Please reply in writing or fax to: FRPD, 1830 River Drive, New Westminster, BC V3M 2A8 or Fax to (604) 520-0943, Attention: Mr. Richard Roberts, Equipment Superintendent or email rroberts@frpd.com. All replies in confidence. No phone calls please. Due date for submissions: April 3, 2011. We will only respond to applicants invited for interview but we thank all respondents for showing an interest in the position and our organization.

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CUSTOM TAX RETURNS Individuals, Businesses, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Best rates. Free Pickup & Delivery 604-764-2575 or 604-998-2265 MJ ACCOUNTING SERVICE Bookkeeping & Training Corporate & Pesonal tax return HST, payroll and other remittance. Call 604 638 6980

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

CALL 604-468-2287 TAX RETURNS Professionally Prepared by CGA Personal and Business Taxes Efile fast refund Very Reasonable Rates

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 257

206

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

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

Call Rod at 778-835-8319 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you, or someone you know just have a baby? How about a Birthday or Anniversary? Advertise your special occassions with us bcclassified.com

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

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CLEANING SERVICES

~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~ Clean to Perfection. Reliable/Honest ICBC & Veteran’s claims. Lic’d / Ins. Windows Free. 778-840-2421 CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539

FAST & EFFICIENT

Housecleaning Services & Function Cleanups

604.838.6428 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

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

269

FENCING

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

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POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117. PROF. LICENSED & Insured floor layer, laminate, hardwood and tile. Supply and/or install. 604-716-7774

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

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

Ph: 604-469-2331 281

GARDENING

Alpine Landscaping

✶ 2011 Spring Special ✶

NO JOB TOO SMALL

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

Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Retaining Walls *Stairs *Driveways Exposed Aggregate & Stamped Concrete ***ALSO... Interlocking Bricks &Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

604 - 961 - 8595

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

604.720.2853 Fully Insured. Member of BBB.

S S S S

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

Danny 604 - 307 - 7722

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785

All Work Guaranteed. Call John

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

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DRYWALL

BOARDING, TAPING, painting, renovations. Big & small jobs, quality work. Free estimates. Roman 604-931-4132 or 726-4132. FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

283A

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

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 & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL! Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

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

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

LAWNS PLUS

Landscape Maintenance

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

Residential~Strata~Commercial

(604)671-2746 Free Estimates

No job too small Call for your free estimate

(604)614-1232

QUALITY RENOVATIONS

HOME REPAIRS

www.metrovanhome.ca

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

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ❞ A ALL RESIDENTIAL ❞ * Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

Alberto - 604-461-7679 Cel: 604-319-7671 TOTAL CARE HOME REMODELLING

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

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 From FRAMING to FINISH. No job too big or small. Free estimates. Insured. Call Trevor (604)341-1697

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

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

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

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

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640 $69/HR. Licensed, Insured. Exp. friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

RAINFOREST DECK & RAIL D Deck Rebuilds & Additions D Vinyl Waterproofing D 10 Year No Leak Warranty D Aluminum & Glass Rails The Last Deck You Will Ever Need!

Call: 604-725-9574 www.rainforestdeckandrail.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

CALL 604-937-0203

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MOVING & STORAGE

Woodland Decks

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 - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$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 ALL IN ONE MOVING Real Prof. - Reasonable Rates For all moving needs 604-779-6022

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers

From $48/per

604-580-2171 www.ezgomovers.com SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

INRIGHT PLUMBING PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Call: (604)690-6808 Miller Plumbing & Drainage Ltd. Installs, h/w tanks, plugged drains, leaky pipes. 10% off 1st time clients Lic’d/Insured. (604)837-2507 NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941

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

604-351-6245 374

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

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING Call Ian 604-724-6373

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060

ABC TREE MEN

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 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

$ BEST PRICE $

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting Ext./Int. SPRING Special

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

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

Jas @ 604-726-6345

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

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

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

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

10% OFF with this AD .

Scott 604-891-9967 Fully bonded and insured * Seniors Discount Lawns & Landscaping for all Budgets Ask for a Free Quote

❑ Lawnmowing ❑ Lawn Install ❑ Gardening ❑ Yard Clean-ups ❑ Gutter Cleaning ❑ Fertilizing ❑ Power Washing ❑ Hedges/Pruning ❑ Retaining Walls

❑ Delivery ❑ Aeration ❑ Rubbish Removal ❑ Landscaping ❑ Tree Trimming ❑ Snow Removal ❑ Christmas Lights ❑ Odd Jobs ❑ Fences

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 WCB Insured & Licensed Free estimates. References.

Pressure Washing

10% DISCOUNT !

All types of Painting. Interior /Exterior

Simar 778-892-1266

HIGH VOLTAGE!

Robert (778)991-2417

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A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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

PAINT SPECIAL

NO Wood byproducts used

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

356 Running this ad for 7yrs

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

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses “JUST A GREAT JOB!”

604-728-5643

for the month of MARCH 17607 FORD ROAD,

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

604-465-3189

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

604-942-6907

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY RECYCLE-IT!

604.587.5865

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

www.recycle-it-now.com

EXTRA CHEAP

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

Robert J. O’Brien

15% DISCOUNT

Tree Service

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

www.lawnsnmore.ca

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

PAUL BUNYAN

ADVANCE PAINTING

604.202.1956

Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

SUNDECKS

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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

The Basement Finishing Specialists * Bathroom Renovations * Drywall * Electrical * Carpentry * Ceremic Tiles * Plumbing * Sundecks * Laminate Flooring * Refs Avail. DIAMOND CUT CERAMIC TILE ceramic tiles, marble, slate, natural stone & laminate floors. 778.241.9070 diamond_cut@live.ca

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Licenced & Insured

288

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

317

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

Your Renovation & sundeck specialist

30 Years Experience Licensed - Insured

332

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

604-949-1900

372

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

www.proaccpainting.com

RENO’S & DECKS BY DENNIS

• Additions • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Decks

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Greg 604-818-0165

N.W. Construction

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

HANDYPERSONS

************************************* * 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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD

Over 20 year experience

Over 20 year experience

Professional Installation

LANDSCAPING

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

Always! Rubbish removal, yard clean up, tree timing. 7 days/week. Best rates. Simon 604-230-0627

M.T. GUTTERS

300

• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

Always! gutter, window cleaning, pressure washing, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ SPRING CLEANUP ★

Fully Insured

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

287

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

www.atclandscape.com

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

Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Certified carpenter 20 yrs exp.

HERFORT CONCRETE

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

GARDENING

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Highest European work in Lower Mainland, 35 yrs exp., inst. & sanding, finishing,repairs 604-230-9090

CONCRETE & PLACING

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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Taping & Finishing, small boarding jobs, textured ceilings, respray. 30 years exp. Call Del 604-505-3826

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

DRYWALL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

386

WINDOW CLEANING

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

PETS

220.JUNK(5865)

604.

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

477

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

2 AUSTRALIAN Shepherd x Husky. Brother & sister. 1.5 yrs old, healthy. $200 ea. To gd home (604)807-4151

PETS


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PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, males $500. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaten terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. 604-533-8992 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1500. 604-726-3934 GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 7 wks old, (2) females. Exc bloodline. (604)997-2404 Chwk Labradoodle F1B puppies, medium, non shedding. Ready April 20th. 3 girls left.$1,200. tel: 778 898 5105 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 SHIH TZU pup, adorable, 1st shots. Vet ✓ health guart. hypo-allergenic, nonshedding. $495. 604-533-8992.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

533

FERTILIZERS

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

548

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED 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

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MORTGAGES

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

APPLIANCES

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

FURNITURE

2 NIGHT TABLES, light cherry, like new $295 pair. 604-468-0818, cell 604-307-8806

www.tricitynews.com

RV SITES

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS

BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Coquitlam/Port Moody

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

RATTAN kitchen suite 48” D. round glass table top, 4 swivel chairs, paid $2800 asking $500. 604-468-0818

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

Hyland Manor 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.

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

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

Call (604) 931-2670

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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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE 6 piano accordions, from $140 to $500. 2 violins $150. ITS. 604-853-7879.

572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

8-10 FT DOGWOOD & JAPANESE MAPLES

$10 ea 8069 Nelson St. Mission

604-826-8988 REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm quiet bright southern view, wood f/p, ceramic tile/lam. 2 u/g prkg. Nr park/amenits. $188,900. 778-229-4156. PORT COQUITLAM. Ideal investment opp small apt. building, 3brd, 2brm & 1rm mix. Off Coast Meridian. Great cond, renod. Approx. 55k annually w/residential mortgage on it, great future potential devlmpt Twnhoms. Serious buyers only. Call Peter 604-505-7423 asking $889,000 will look at trades or VTB.

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE 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

Queen Anne Apts.

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM

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

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

604-944-2963

GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP 2865 Packard Ave. Now accepting applic’s for 1 & 2 bdrm apts. Share purchase req’d.

604-464-4921

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

BEAUTIFUL. 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.

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

711

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)

COQUITLAM. Westwood St. 1/bdrm suite. Insuite laundry. $700/mo. incl hydro, heat, cable & Wifi, N/S, N/P. Avail now. Call 778-881-8240 PITT MEADOWS 1250sf 2 bdrm 2 full bath condo 5 appls newly updated & painted, inste ldry, 2 sec prkg & strg, clse to all ament & WCE. May 1. $1175. 604-467-9855 msg PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

CO-OP RENTALS

Haney Pioneer Village Co-op, Maple Ridge Now accepting applications for our waiting list. 1 and 2 Bedroom Units ✦ Shares payment required ✦ Participation required ✦ No pets. No smoking ✦ No subsidy available

For application form call

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

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings PITT MEADOWS

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

741

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818 PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm newly reno’d corner apt in quiet bldng, nr all amens, 1 blk fr WCE, avail now, $815 incl heat/h.wtr. 604-942-4740.

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

OFFICE/RETAIL

space with small kitchen.

604-944-2963 743 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TY-CON PROPERTIES Professional Property Management Serving the Tri Cities for over 16 years Protect your investment

Call Wayne Goudal 604-945-2414

PORT COQUITLAM

CEDARWAY APT

747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

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

POCO DOWNTOWN

Call 604-837-4589

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

www.aptrentals.net PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 2 BDRM APTS avail May 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 PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail April 1. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 604-469-9100, 778-355-1808.

All-Inclusive Seniors Residence

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION PORT MOODY area. 1/bdrm, shared bthrm & kitchen in condo. $450/mo incl everything. Indoor pool & gym. Laundry avail. Avail Immed. (604)613-3702

750

SUITES, LOWER

PORT COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm. suite, N/S N/P. Close to transit, school Apr. 1. 604-468-6232 604-781-1939

810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2011 EVER-LITE 30RLS-5

COQUITLAM:1/2 blk fr Como Lake Prk. Priv, detached Bachelor suite. $625 incl utils. N/P. Apr 1. 604-9370168 or 778-228-0258 leave msg. COQUITLAM 2 bdrm, 1200sf, avail now, 4 appls, W/D, strg, blt in vac, hi-spd net & cable, close to all amenities, $1100 incl utils. Call 604-941-7966 or 604-861-8025.

Rear living room, power awning, a/c, microwave and 32” LCD TV, Reese Hitch, Hide a bed. $34,995 (Stk.29429) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

COQUITLAM lge. 1 bdrm. ground level bsmtn suite, nr. Lougheed Mall, 4 appl., incl. utils., cable. N/P. Suits resp. people. (604)936-3055

845

COQUITLAM, nr Coq Ctr. 1 Bdrm, Avail Apr.15 Absolutely NS/NP, mature person. $700 incl utils & shrd lndry. (604)944-8111 after 7pm.

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

PORT COQUITLAM 2 Bdrm, 1 bath Basement suite, $1000 incls extra storage room, separate entrance, utilities & shared laundry. Please call: 604-942-3116.

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

PORT COQUITLAM. Immac, newly reno 2 bdrm. N/P N/S. Priv. ent. $950/mo. utils. incl. 604-802-4139 PORT COQUITLAM, N. side, 2 bdrm, extra lrg., $800/mth. incl utils. NP/NS, Immed. (604) 866-8182.

751

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM CTR, 3 bdrm upper, 2 baths, d/w, deck, garage, f/p. Nr bus. NS/NP. $1295/mo. Avail Apr 1. Ref’s req’d. (778)885-4010.

750 + SQ/FT OFFICE

604-464-3550

SUITES, LOWER

HOMES FOR RENT

PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm Top flr apt. $775 2 Bdrm Corner apt. $895

750

TRANSPORTATION

COQUITLAM, 1200 sf, bright 2/bdrm grnd level suite. gas f/p, d/w, shared w/d, $1150/mo. incl util. cable/wifi, 1 blk to Austin/Mundy. Cl to SkyTrain & WCE. Avail now. (604)779-4969 M-F after 5:30 pm.

COQUITLAM 3 bdrm upr, 1½ bath, 1400 s/f, 5 appls, 2 decks, view, F/P. N/Dogs Cat OK. Avail Apr.1. $1225/mo 60% utils 604-307-4103

COQUITLAM Centre Area

Call: 604-460-7539

RENTALS

(604) 463 2289 or (604) 466 2633

Abbotsford Company is seeking a Part time Accounts Receivable Clerk for a maternity leave position (6 months). Must be energetic, enthusiastic and professional. Skills and experience required in: Microsoft Office, computerized accounting program, collection, invoicing, billing, credit applications. Must have exceptional attention to detail, organization and accuracy. Must communicate well both verbally and written. Please send resume to info@profire.net or fax to 604-850-2397. COQUITLAM, 947 Edgar Ave. 2 bdrm, full bsmt home, new kitch., carport, F/P, lrg. lot, $1495/mth. + utils. April 1. Wayne (604)862-9802 COQUITLAM CTRL. 5 bdrm house, 2 kitchens, lrg yard, pet ok, $1900 + utils. Immed. Phone 604-939-9933. 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. clean 3 bdrm house. Nr schl/amens. $1525 N/S N/P refs. Apr 1 604-805-2768, 604-931-1573 PORT COQUITLAM 3 bdrm rancher, newly reno’d with new paint & carpet & new kitchen, nr school, bus & all amens, $1500. April 1. NP. 604-552-8050 or 604-816-8050 PORT COQUITLAM - House 1328 Windsor Ave. Large 5 BR 3 Bath; 2450 sf; laundry; garage Fenced yard & deck; $2500 Apr. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT COQUITLAM - House 1567 Bridgman Ave. Large 3 BR 2 Bath; 1650 sf; lndry; rec room PETS! Cul-de-sac! $1500 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT MOODY. 4 bdrm renovated house, $1500. 2 bdrm artist studio $900. Refs. 604-321-4649.

COQUITLAM

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MINI-WAREHOUSE STORAGE unit on Peardonville in Abbotsford, secured fenced strata 12’x30’ $64000 604-466-0209.

1 & 2 Bdrs from $740/mo

Phone 604-465-9823

COQUITLAM:

609

MAPLE RIDGE

GREAT LOCATION

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 604-724-6967

736 COQUITLAM

For more information, google us.

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS

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.

For more info & viewing call

Deluxe 3 Bdrm.

BURNABY

Start Your New Year Right... At, The PERFECT LOCATION!

Dragan 778-788-1845 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam

APARTMENT/CONDO

PORT MOODY

2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody

Pitt Meadows

Gas F/P, D/W, garburator, lndry hook-up, underground prk. Across from Elem. School. Walk to W. Coast Express. No pets.

706

St. John’s Apartments

BRENTWOOD Apartments • 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

RENTALS

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

PORT COQUITLAM, dwntn. Big, bright 2 bdrm walk-up. Sec prkg, hot tub & pool. Incl heat & hw. NS/NP. Coin lndry. $900/mo. Dale (604)351-1016, dale44@telus.net. PORT COQUITLAM - Suite 1763 Pitt River Rd. Large 2 BR Reno’d 1 Bath; 875 sf; $850 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1200 + 60% util. 604-469-9402

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

752

TOWNHOUSES

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1998 BUICK LASABRE LTD, new tires & brakes. exc. clean condition. Private. $4800. 778-565-1097.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 CAMRY, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, 1 owner, loaded, aircared, mint cond. $3,800 obo. Phone 604-931-1236. 2009 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, 20,000 Km, burgundy, loaded, warr, fin. OAC. $13,300. 604-836-5931. 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9800. Call 604-825-9477.

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

2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, grey, 7000 kms. auto, factory warranty. mint, $22,400. 604-836-5931. 604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

827

VEHICLES WANTED

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.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

PT COQ Central 1bdr townhse lrg single garage, gas f/p, 5appls, NS/NP, refs, avail now. $900.

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

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

2000 NISSAN PATHFINDER, 4 dr, auto, 4 X 4, fully loaded, green/blk leather, $5,300 obo. 604-836-5931.

830

MOTORCYCLES

1991 HARLEY DAVIDSON TOUR GLIDE, $8000. Call: 604-217-3479 or 778-880-0233.

MERIDIAN VILLAGE

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2006 FORD F250 super duty diesel, excellent cond, new tires, new brakes, tow pkg. Asking $20,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill

3120 Coast Meridian Road 2 Bedroom Apartment $800 2 Bedroom Townhouse $910 3 Bedroom Townhouse $1,025 All Include 1 free parking spot Heat & Hot water included in Apartment A safe, all ages community in POCO, spacious grounds in a park like setting, close to schools and parks with shopping near by. Great for families - Day Care and After School Care facilities right on site! Amenities include in suite laundry hook-ups for townhouses, on site laundry facilities in the apartment building. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time. Call 604-451-6075 to view. http://www.metrovancouver. org/services/housing PORT MOODY townhouse complex 2 & 3 Bdrm units avail, 5 appli’s. Cat friendly. Call (888)-357-9140.

757

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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 2001 22’ Slumber Queen MH. Chev chassi, 90,000 kms. TV, a/c, very clean. $20,500. 604-701-1245 Abbt

2007 Sunseeker m/h Ford E450, 1 slide, 31.6’, slps 6, generator, 18,700mi, $45,000 obo (604)8244552 or (604)272-4961 (Van)

2010 HEMISPHERE T25KS

WANTED TO RENT Tenants with excellent long term references seek 3 - 4 bedroom whole house in Coquitlam / Poco area.

604.816.1130

Kitchen slide, 2nd entry door, DBL door fridge, skylite over tub, create a breeze fan and more. $24,995 (Stk. 29366) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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

One 2007 Wilson 53’ tridem axle stepdeck trailer Vin# 4WWFGBOT37N612295. Proceeds of the sale will pay debt owed to Ocean Trailer by James Kelly and JPK Trucking Ltd. in the amount of $9289.59 plus other miscellaneous charges. The unit may be viewed and bids submitted on Monday, April 11 at 100 Golden Drive, Coquitlam, B.C. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All written bids to Ocean Trailer, (attention Terry Atkinson) 100 Golden Drive, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 6T1


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0Down

$

*

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* Bi-weekly + taxes. 48 month lease, first payment due at signing, 18,000 kms per year, 5.35% interest rate, $7,693 buyout + fees and taxes total paid $11,952 plus taxes.

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‘91 MOTORHOME

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AUTOMATIC, CD PLAYER * $ MLC113

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‘08 Lincoln MKX AWD

3,988

‘06 Jeep Commander

17,988

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‘01 Windstar

‘08 F-150 XTR

‘04 Ford Focus SE

‘05 Explorer Sport TRAC

‘03 Nissan Sentra R

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‘08 Escape XLT 4x4

‘07 Ford Edge AWD

‘08 Mazda 3 Sport

‘98 Lincoln Towncar

‘08 Ford F-350

‘00 Chevrolet Malibu

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Tri-City News Friday, March 25, 2011, A29

2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EXT

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SPECIAL PURCHASE ARRANGEMENT

$

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