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Welcome to Burke Mountain – and bears In the fifth part of our monthly series, The Tri-City Newss examines the challenges presented by development on Burke Mountain, where 24,000 people are expected to settle — in bear country. Also in this installment: A local blueberry farmer aims to live with the bears — and help them stay alive — and the story of how a bear cub named Mahalo changed things for a Port Coquitlam man: see pages 16 & 17. ((Also, more problems with garbage: see page 14.)
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Philip Warburton (left) became a volunteer at Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley after the organization helped a bear cub, named Mahalo (right), that had been orphaned and that he encountered during a walk near Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam. The Port Coquitlam man has become an advocate for bears and does everything he can to minimize bear attractants at his home. See article, page 17.
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Port Coquitlam councillors voted unanimously Monday to waive two years of retroactive waste collection charges for 87 residents who, due to a city error, had not been charged their fees for years. Several residents complained last week that they were being punished for the city’s mistake when they were told they would have to pay the 2011 charges and those for the two previous years, totalling more than $530 per resident. Now, the city will only collect for this year’s service, a decision Willow Glen Estates strata president Clint Grayson said will be welcome news for low-income residents in his neighbourhood. see MAYOR O AMONG, O G, page g 3
By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Beedie tower gets council OK – at 19 storeys: See pages 3 & 5
A 44-year-old mother of three who was involved in a crash and daring rescue last Thursday on Highway 1 in Coquitlam has now had her condition upgraded from critical to serious. The Langley woman is alive thanks to the quick actions of four Good Samaritans after she suffered a major heart attack while driving in rush-hour traffic. Shortly before 9 a.m. July 21, the woman was driving west near the Brunette Avenue exit when she apparently lost consciousness. Her Volkswagen Golf slammed into a concrete barrier and kept going. Witnessing the crash, Laser Valley
“You never expect something like this at 8:30 in the morning.” Harvey Sashi Technologies sales rep. Courtney Smith, said he first thought it was a case of road rage. “I saw this black VW out of control, go across a couple lanes into the HOV lane and almost hitting a Ferrari,” he told The TriCity News the next day. “A couple of cars boxed her in and I thought they were just trying to calm the person down. see HEART ATTACK, ATTACK, page 8
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GIVE SECOND AND THIRD BYLAW READINGS TO REZONE 955 AUSTIN AVE. FOR A 19-STOREY TOWER [PASSED] see page 5
ACCEPT METRO VANCOUVER’S REGIONAL GROWTH STRATEGY [PASSED] see page 15
Mayor among Province OKs regional waste those affected plan – including incinerators continued from front page
“It is fantastic,” said Grayson, who lives in the 25unit strata whose residents had not been charged a garbage levy since 1989. “It will really help the people who are on fixed incomes. There were some people that were really stressing about this.” When the city discovered the problem, staff told residents that it was customary to collect for the previous two years when administrative errors occur. Residents affected by the discrepancy were told they could pay the bill in three $176 payments over the next few months. But when several members of the Willow Glen Estates strata council asked to see the written policy, staff could not produce a document. The city is now taking steps to formalize the two-year collection practice. COUN. WRIGHT The decision not to collect retroactive payments came during a closed meeting Monday night. Staff said the in camera meeting was not open to the public due to a possibility of legal action on the issue. But based on public feedback and the need for a consistently applied system for dealing with collection discrepancies, staff recommended council waive the retroactive billing, which the city said was valued at approximately $27,000. Residents who have already paid their retroactive fees will have their money returned to them, the city said in a press release. Because Mayor Greg Moore was one of the 87 residents caught up in the billing discrepancy, he recused himself from the vote and said Coun. Michael Wright would be the spokesperson on the subject. Wright said the error was first discovered when the city updated its billing software and found that a number of residents were never charged for their garbage levy. Some residents had not had their fees collected going back more than two decades and staff estimates that more than $100,000 in revenue has been lost. “It slipped through the cracks,” he said. “It was never picked up.” The city, Wright added, collects garbage from 13,000 units, making the 87 homes that did not pay a small percentage. Residents who paid their fees, he said, subsidized those who were not charged, which works out to about $1 per home, per year. email@example.com
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The province has endorsed the regional waste plan, which includes the incineration of garbage. The region adopted the Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan (ISWRMP) a year ago this week. On Monday, Environment Minister Terry Lake gave it his approval. Aside from incineration, the plan also calls for an aggressive push for increased recycling and composting of household organics. Metro Vancouver board chair Lois Jackson said Monday the provincial approval was great news. “This solid waste management plan will help us preserve non-renewable resources, save energy, generate revenue, protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gases,” Jackson said. The ISWRMP was the result of a public consultation and involves several methods of waste disposal as the region attempts to cut down the amount of garbage headed for the landfill. The targets are an 80% diversion in the amount of waste heading for landfills, which are quickly hitting their maximum allowable intake. “But even with high diversion rates, we still need to deal with the more than one million tonnes of waste we cannot recycle, and the new plan does that by focusing on the recovery of materials and energy from the garbage that remains,” Jackson said. Surrey’s acting mayor, Marvin Hunt, said he is thrilled the plan got provincial approval. The former chair of the Metro Vancouver Waste Committee said it was 15 years in the making to find a plan regional directors could agree upon. “Now the work comes as we try to deal with technologies and find out
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After more than a year of traffic delays on one of Port Coquitlam’s major connectors, the Broadway Street reconstruction project is approaching completion. Installation of traffic lights at Langan, Cameron and Industrial avenues is expected to be completed early next week and final line painting will begin shortly after, meaning the road will soon be completely open to motorists. Some storm drain and retention work is also planned for later this summer but that is not expected to significantly affect area traffic. “It is certainly satisfying to see the end of it,” said Dave Currie, Port Coquitlam’s manager of transportation. “Certainly, going forward, the city will see the benefits this route will provide.” Since construction began, many motorists have found alternate routes, including Pitt River Road and
Q Evergreen tax impact: page 9 Q PMH1 project repairs: page 15 Shaughnessy Street, which are not intended for large volumes of traffic. Currie believes that once construction along Broadway is complete, drivers will return to the four-lane thoroughfare when commuting between the north and south sides of the city. “Already, some of that diversion is coming back,” he said. “We also project that once the [Port Mann Bridge/ Highway 1] project is complete, we will attract more volumes south and west and further relieve traffic congestion in the downtown.” B r o a dw ay S t r e e t is seen by city staff as an important connection between the Coast Meridian Overpass and the Mary Hill Bypass. The road is also an important part of the city’s and the province’s disaster response route. The project is the last infrastructure upgrade
in Port Coquitlam that was funded through the Building Canada Fund — a federal stimulus fund set up after the economic downturn in 2008. The federal and provincial gover nments contributed $7.6 million to the project, with the remaining $3.8 million coming from TransLink’s Major Road Network Minor Capital Program and the city of Port Coquitlam. But the Broadway Street reconstruction project is not the only part of the north-south route that is being upgraded. This week, work is expected to commence on the Coast Meridian Road trunk sewer project between Galloway Avenue and Highland Drive, above David Avenue. Crews will replace a storm sewer, which is expected to take approximately eight weeks, during
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“The taxpayers in that community will not trust anybody anymore, as far as politicians are concerned.”
By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Coquitlam city council pushed through some last-minute work before the summer break this week, including granting zoning for a 19-storey tower in the soonto-be-revitalized Austin Heights neighbourhood. The application by Beedie Living to build the landmark highrise at the corner of Blue Mountain Street and Austin Avenue came t h r o u g h t h e c i t y ’s land use committee on Monday and, later that night, at city council. But in allowing second and third bylaw readings to rezone the one-acre property where a Shell gas station used to sit, city council also put a halt to any future towers planned for the core, saying it wanted to consult with the public on how tall the buildings could be along Austin and Ridgeway avenues. That decision was prompted by a large turnout of area residents at a public hearing in May for the Beedie tower. Some residents said they had no idea towers were part of the area redevelopment and many complained about the height of the tower, then proposed at 24 storeys, and cited as concerns potential traffic problems and shadowing over their homes. In response, city council put the Beedie bid on hold. And last month, Beedie held an open house to hear directly from residents to gauge their appetite on the maximum tower height. The result was a five-storey drop, a reduction of about 13 m — and 39 units. A restrictive covenant is set to be placed on title to cap the height at 59.4 m. Under the Local Gover nment Act, a second public hearing doesn’t have to be held because Beedie is lowering the building ceiling — a move that infuriated Coun. Lou Sekora, who accused council of “side-swiping” the area residents. “The taxpayers in that community will not trust anybody anymore, as far as politicians are concer ned,” Sekora said, “and I don’t blame them because politicians earn it... to do things that are not what the public wants.” He added, “I hope that the area residents go out and vote this fall at election time and tell people, ‘We’re not accepting
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“But by the time I drove by, I realized that the lady was unconscious and slumped over into her passenger seat while we were going around 80 km an hour.” Harvey Sashi, a 22-year-old BCIT student, was one of those drivers trying to pin the erratic vehicle against the centre median from the side while Ron Macleod, an enforcement officer with the provincial agricultural land commission, got behind the Volkswagen and activated his emergency lights. “So I drove up in front of her,” Smith said, “and slowed down until she touched my bumper but I realized her car was too heavy. So I drove up further and stopped, and when she hit me, I let go of my brakes so it bumped me forward and that pushed her into the meridian and stopped her.” In a press release Friday, RCMP “E” Division spokesperson Cpl. Annie Linteau called Smith’s actions, putting himself and his Kia Sedona minivan between the VW and other motorists, “an amazing display of bravery, skilful driving and quick thinking.” Smith, MacLeod, Sashi and his passenger and fellow student Ibsan Islam, all jumped out of their vehicles and tried to open the woman’s car doors. “She was completely unresponsive but her eyes were wide open,” Sashi said. Smith grabbed a tire iron from his van and smashed the rear passenger window because the driver’s side was pinned against the concrete median, he said. MacLeod reached in and checked the woman for vital signs through the broken window. She was not breathing and had no pulse. The men unlocked the front passenger door and pulled the woman out, laying her in front of her car. “Mr. MacLeod began performing CPR right there in the HOV lane, with little regard for his own safety,” Cpl. Linteau said. “An RCMP traffic officer
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You Can Help Reduce the Risk and Spread of Wildland Fires Coquitlam’s beautiful natural setting provides many beneﬁts to its citizens; however, in the summer these wilderness areas can also pose a threat. Areas where the wilderness and urban development meet - wildland/urban interfaces - are an environment where a wildﬁre may spread easily from trees or vegetation to people’s homes and other buildings. Some factors that can inﬂuence the ﬁre environment are weather, topography/ slope, available fuel and human activities. For residents who live in these areas, being aware of these factors and taking some precautions can assist in reducing the risk of a forest ﬁre becoming an urban ﬁre. We can all assist in protecting ourselves and our homes, our neighbours and our community. Y Reduce the amount of fuel - prune shrubs, remove dead and dry vegetation and tree limbs 2 - 3 metres from the ground. Y Break up continuous vegetation so there is no canopy of vegetation leading to your structure. Y Plant ﬁre resistant vegetation around structures. Y Relocate ﬁrewood and combustible debris at least 10 metres away from structures. Y Choose a limited combustible or ﬁre resistant product when you need to replace your roof. Y Keep the roof and gutters clear of dead needles and other accumulations. Y Prune branches that hang over the roof. Y Adhere to local bylaws, which do not allow any open burning, and dispose of smoking materials carefully. Y Know all exit routes from your neighbourhood.
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Pedestrians will have an easier time accessing Leigh Square as the city of Port Coquitlam begins to implement some of the measures in its Downtown P e d e s t r i a n Circulation Study (DTPS). A sidewalk will be added along the west side of Donald Street in order to improve the walking connections between Wilson Avenue and Leigh Square. “It will be safer and more of a defined space for pedestrians,” said PoCo’s transportation manager Dave Currie. “It will be a more pleasant path to walk through.” While Donald Street will be improved for pedestrians, the route will continue to have twoway vehicle traffic from Wilson Avenue to Leigh Square. All city-designated parking stalls will be retained, with some being relocated eastward. The DTPS, which w a s d r a f t e d e a rlier this year in an ef fort to improve walkability in Port Coquitlam’s downtown area, identified the route as a priority for pedestrians.
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Port Moody business landowners are due for a property tax increase next year as the province eyes 16 downtown properties to pull from the city’s tax roll to accommodate the Evergreen Line. The Evergreen Project Team identified the properties for expropriation to the BC Transportation and Finance Authority in preparation for construction of the rapid transit line connecting Burnaby to Coquitlam through Port Moody. The removal of the lands from the city’s tax revenue stream will leave a gap of up to $210,000 in annual revenue that the city will collect from all similarly zoned properties. According to a July 19 report from the city’s corporate services department, the 16 properties dotting Clarke, Columbia, St. Johns, Spring and William streets as well as Electronic Avenue, are a combination of Class 5 (light industry) and split Class 5/6 (light industry/ business-other).
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Zalm’s HST horror stories have happy endings BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA he B.C. government has released its audited public accounts for what Bill Vander Zalm enthusiasts strain to depict as Year One of the Harmonized Sales Tax Apocalypse. So let’s survey this allegedly bleak landscape of shuttered hair salons and seniors hoarding pet food, waiting for Belgian bureaucrats to come calling for more. Retail sales increased 5.3% in 2010. Growth has softened so far this year, but there’s no evidence it’s due to the HST (retail sales are mostly goods, which are mostly unaffected.) B.C.’s economy grew by 4%, third in Canada behind those new northern tigers Saskatchewan and Newfoundland. We beat Alberta as well as have-not Ontario. The provincial deficit dropped by nearly a billion dollars, even though spending on
government services continued its relentless rise with another billion-dollar increase. That’s 4% spending growth, the same as the growth rate of the economy. But as usual, two thirds of it is health-care spending, growing closer to twice that fast. Hair salons? My barber voted ‘No’ to Vander Zalm. His accounting is simpler, his price is still reasonable and customers aren’t generally prepared to start cutting their own hair. Restaurant association head Ian Tostenson predicted thousands of restaurants would close because of HST and then mused about running for premier. Fortunately, we were spared from both of these scenarios. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon put out some spin about how tight-fisted spending control brought the deficit down from the 10-figure range. Prudence, he called it. Prune juice is more like it. It was economic growth that paid the bills, with mills and mines opening and consumers spending. Former premier Bill Bennett’s
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observation still applies: B.C. is a small, openresource economy in a volatile world market. Commodity markets have strengthened to the point where even the rising Canadian dollar is being overcome. Expansion to Asia is proceeding, assisted by a long-term federal-provincial strategy that the NDP opposed. A skilled labour shortage already exists in the B.C. northeast and is forecast to spread across the province. The government’s latest labour market survey estimates that B.C. will be in a labour shortage by 2016 and there will be one million job openings by 2020. One third of these will come from economic growth, two thirds from retiring baby boomers. Unlike next year’s HST revenues, this prediction is relatively easy to make with precision. Job growth does depend, however, on a competitive tax environment, with competition from Ontario and elsewhere. The public accounts also confirm what we found out last fall, that HST revenues have run ahead of expectations. HST haters like to claim the tax was promised to be revenue-
neutral. That finance ministry estimate was only for the first year and it proved pessimistic. As with gasoline prices, external forces drown out B.C. tax adjustments in the short term. Currently, it looks as if going back to the old provincial sales tax would cost the treasury about $600 million in revenue in each of the next few years. HST rate cuts are made up by economic growth. Or we can return to a 60-year-old retail sales tax developed for a post-war, pre-service economy, and continue a B.C. political debate that revolves around 30-year-old socialist ideology. The deficit will immediately jump back up to the 10-digit range. So if your HST referendum envelope is still in the bottom of your recycling bin, you might consider fishing it out and casting a No vote. They have to be delivered to Elections BC by Aug. 5. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/tomfletcherbc
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Sorry about close call but... The Editor, This letter is intended for the woman I came close to hitting at about noon on July 14 as she crossed St. Johns Street at Kyle Street in Port Moody: As I said three times, I am genuinely sorry that I frightened you. In almost 40 years of driving, I have never caused an accident, much less hit a pedestrian. My sister was hit by a car almost a decade ago and, although it was, as such things go, a minor accident, it affects her to this day. If I were ever to hurt someone in such a manner, I would never forgive myself. But... Did it occur to you when you
got dressed this morning that black pants, a black rain coat and a black umbrella might not be the best wardrobe choices for a dark, rainy day? You looked very nice but on a dark day, black can make you virtually disappear. Did it occur to you to make eye contact with me before marching trustingly out in front of my car? Pedestrians have the right of way but drivers are human and, therefore, fallible, and left turns are the single most dangerous traffic manoeuvre, so it only makes sense for pedestrians to make eye contact with turning drivers to make sure they’ve been seen. Did it occur to you that, on slick pavement, even once I saw
you I might have gone into a skid and been unable to avoid hitting you? If that had happened, no amount of icy glaring at me would have compensated for the injuries you would likely carry around for the rest of your life. I am genuinely sorry I frightened you. But you might want to count your blessings that the person who almost hit you has a near-40-year safe driving record and keeps her car in good repair. And you might want to think about whether it would be worth being well dressed when your lawsuit went to court years after you’d already lost a dare against a 2,000-pound hunk of metal. Lynne Melcombe, Port Moody
What’s O’Neill’s point? And his ‘convictions’? The Editor, Re. “Not a natural situation” (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, July 22). Enough is enough. How much longer will columnist Terry O’Neill be allowed free rein with his social conservative pontifications? His most recent rant supposedly regarding gender imbalances (in Canada — or is it in China or India? He is not clear) is quite transparent in its real purpose: another attack on a woman’s right to choose.
The so-called investigative journalist whom he appears to cite, Andrea Mrozek, is actually a senior member at the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, an appendage of Focus on the Family Canada, an ultra-conservative agency with a history of attacking any and all hard-fought gains in the advancement of the fundamental rights of gays, lesbians and feminists regarding abortion rights, the right to marry, etc. Mr. O’Neill states that he “cannot claim to be without convic-
tion in this matter,” which begs the question just what are his convictions? Does he share those convictions of Focus on the Family Canada and the IMFC that can be understood by many to be homophobic or misogynist? Surely, before he can be considered a legitimate and forthright commentator, he will have to present his “convictions” in a non-cryptic way so all will be able to understand his ultimate goals and desired outcomes. Thomas Howard, Coquitlam
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The Riverview Hospital grounds, if preserved as an historic site, could still provide health care and its horticultural legacy would be preserved, says the letter writer.
A gift to all of Canada The Editor, A letter to Premier Christy Clark: You may not be aware that the city of Coquitlam has applied to the federal government to have the Riverview Hospital lands recognized as a national historic site. However, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada informed the city that the application could not be advanced because they’re not able to obtain approval from the landowners — namely the B.C. government. The city requested, unsuccessfully, a letter of endorsement over a year ago. As a national historic site,
Riverview could still serve the mentally ill and all Canadians as a treatment and research centre, a conference centre and a college/university to focus not only on health care training but on research into mental health treatments. In addition, its horticultural and architectural legacy would be a valued and valuable tourist destination. Riverview could become a historical gift to all British Columbians and Canadians from this government, to be cherished and cared for with pride for generations to come. Would you, Premier Clark, give the approval for this application? Jenny Farley, Port Coquitlam
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Your regional calendar of artful events for August 2011 Visit artsconnect.ca for a complete event list
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BC Cultural Crawl during August. Enjoy these events/ exhibitions and support our local arts scene.
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VISUAL ART Evergreen Cultural Centre Robert Young: Lacunarian Picturing Retrospective from 1977 to the present; works in oil, watercolour gouache, egg tempera and acrylic On til Sept. 3. 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca
Leigh Square Community Arts Village Pat Crucil: Retrospective, On til Sept.19. 604-927-8400 or portcoquitlam.ca/arts
FILM Agata and the Storm/ Baghdad Cafe Port Moody Film Society’s annual Indoor/Outdoor. Double Feature Film Night, August 13, 7:30PM, Inlet Theatre inside; 9:30PM outside pmfilm.ca
Cinema under the Stars Aug. 5 at 8:30PM at Cates Park – Star Trek (2009), Aug. 19 at 8:30PM at Aggie Park – Hairspray. portcoquitlam.ca/arts
Minnekhada Art in the Park Festival Enjoy art display, live jazz, outdoor café, nature walk. Aug. 6 & 7 from 11AM-4PM at Minnekhada Regional Park. 604-520-6442 or metrovancouver.org./artinthepark
Public Tree Tour at Riverview Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. Aug. 14 at 1PM; meet at Henry Esson Young Building. 604-290-9910 or rhcs.org
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Place des Arts Joyce Evans To Market, To Market, Acrylics, On til Aug. 6. 604-664-1636 or placedesarts.ca
Port Moody Arts Centre Rose Eysmond Nature Morte et Vivante, Oil and acrylic, Debbie Teupah, Sculpture, Olga Polshins Enamels: From Ancient Icons to Modern Images. Zula Jewelry. On til Sept.3. 604-931-2008 or pomoartscentre.ca
Port Moody Station Museum. Feature display celebrating the 125th anniversary of the 1st TransCanada passenger train. Also a special Lego heritage town display. 604-939-1648 or portmoodymuseum.org
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Port Coquitlam: Village Vibe – Music and more – Saturdays at 2PM, Leigh Square, Music in the Park – Sundays at 2PM, Lions Park. portcoquitlam.ca/arts Port Moody: PCT Summer Sunday Concerts – Sundays at 2PM, Rocky Pt. Park. summersundays.ca Suter Brook Music Series – Fridays 7-9PM to August 19 at Suter Brook Plaza.
The Conversation, Language – Arts – Community Emerging and established artists work on display. 8-3130 St. Johns St., Port Moody, 604-917-0107
Check artsconnect.ca often for up-to-date news on the local arts & culture scene, including events like ArtsConnect’s own Pecha Kucha Night Coquitlam series! Save the Date – Oct.26th for ArtsConnect’s regional Arts Summit.
Vancity at Suter Brook Village ArtsConnect featured artist Bronwen Belenkie, 604-931-8255 or artsconnect.ca
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A Port Moody woman is urging her neighbours to kee p their garbage indoors after a family of bears ransacked the neighbourhood last week in search of food. Susan Zanders took photos of garbage strewn about a sidewalk and plastic bags torn apart with meat trays, food waste and boxes spilling out and sent them to The TriCity News. “He got a great scoop on the neighbour’s garbage,” said Zanders, an April Road resident. She believes PoMo’s garbage bylaw is too lax because garbage carts don’t have to be locked in a garage or shed, just secure so they can’t be carried away by bears. “The bears can still smell the food,” said Zanders Some people are even defying the city bylaw that dictates garbage can only be put out at the curb between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m. on collection days and carries a possible $150 fine. Zanders said she’s
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A large retaining wall built as part of the Port Mann/Highway 1 project near the Coleman Street on-ramp will require upgrades after engineers discovered the barrier did not meet provincial standards. Max Logan, communications director for the PMH1 project, said the construction contract calls for a wall that will last 75 years. Recent assessments found that the work fell short, however, and crews have been busy upgrading the retaining structure for the last week. “They were doing an assessment and the assessment found they were not going to meet that durability work,” Logan said. “They are now in the process of making some upgrades to it.” He was quick to point out that the retaining wall will not need to be replaced. Construction crews will remove the outside layer of cosmetic concrete, which is being replaced by additional layers of concrete to reinforce the barrier’s
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rake Stephens may not look like the Welcome Wagon lady of yesteryear but Coquitlam’s bear aware co-ordinator is doing the same job with people moving into the new Burke Mountain community. Stephens, a long time resident of Burke Mountain himself, is touring the city’s newest neighbourhood to welcome people with tips for living with bears. The community that will one day house 24,000 people backs onto the 38,000-hectare Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, which has bear habitat stretching all the way to Whistler. It’s no wonder, then, that the area is frequented by bruins seeking to load up on calories with natural food sources or garbage from unsecured trash cans. For Stephens, who How have you grew up in the area been dealing on a hobby far m with bears in that was a bear magyour neighbournet until his dad rehood? Are they moved all the attraca curiosity or a tants and installed concern? Let us an electric fence, know with a few being bear aware is paragraphs, a second nature. photo or a video “I’m supposed to in an email to be neutral but I’m newsroom@ probably charactertricitynews.com ized as a bear lover,” says Stephens. and we will run a He says people selection in the who don’t properly Aug. 31 edition of manage garbage and The Tri-City News. other attractants are as much to blame as bears for creating potential conflicts — maybe more. On average, seven bears are killed each year in Coquitlam and Stephens would like to see that number vastly reduced with proper stewardship of garbage, bird seed, ripe fruit and other potential bear attractants. He was one of the first to purchase a special bear-proof container for storing his trash and even freezes his food-waste to reduce odours and urges others to do the same. When he visits new Burke Mountain residents, he says he’s greeted with open arms because people new to the area are eager to learn how to live in harmony with bears. “I knock on the door, it’s ‘welcome to the neighbourhood’ and I let them know this is bear country, give them a brochure,” he says. “I’ve done thousands of those over the last
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Realtor Rebecca Pembroke provides links on her website for people looking for information and will openly talk about the bruins when she’s selling a home or welcoming a new family to the area.
BEARS IN AREA, PART 6 – AUG. 31: Is education working in the Tri-Cities? several years. People are happy to talk about it, share their tips and share their stories.” He’s also helping the city enforce its garbage bylaw by scoping out neighbourhoods the night before trash collection day to make sure people aren’t setting their garbage out early. All cities in the Tri-Cities require garbage to be set out between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m. on collection day and will issue warnings and fines if these rules aren’t followed. Garbage also must be properly secured in a garage or storage shed, and in many cases an animalresistant storage container or locking device is required, too. Port Moody issues animalresistant bins to its residents but requires they be tethered or locked up. Coquitlam sells animal-resistant containers for $140 and Port Coquitlam sells Critter Guard locks for $75. There’s a good reason for these rules, says Stephens, who has seen the devastation caused by people who set their garbage out early. The bears sniff it out and when they find out that garbage is available, they don’t leave. Then they become a potential problem and usually end up dead. see ‘WE WE ARE ENCROACHING ENCROACHING’,, page 17
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Blueberry farmers and bears go together like blueberries and pie, and for the most part, it’s a harmonious relationship, says Sid Kwantes. The farmer has taken over his father-inlaw’s holdings on Oliver Road and says bears come with the territory, although he does his best to discourage them. He has erected electric fencing, although bears still dig their way in, and he stores his garbage in a locked shipping container. “You try to do what you can,” he says. “As you know, you’re going to have conflicts with native life, it’s part of what makes Canada.” He’s more concerned about humans who are drawn to the area near Minnekhada Regional Park to watch and photograph bears. They park along the road to watch the beasts and he fears there will be a conflict one day and someone could get hurt. PHILIP WARBURTON PHOTO “Common Blueberry fields attract bears sense is in short and local farmers are doing supply sometheir part to keep them away. times.” Park officials are also concerned and will shut down the park early if people continue to congregate, according to Metro Vancouver parks biologist Alison Evely. Evely also encourages people to travel in groups if they choose to walk in the park or along the dikes during the summer and fall bear season. “People should be keeping their distance,” she said. “What we don’t want to see is people approaching bears.” As a known bear haunt, Minnekhada has taken several steps to make the park safer. Bear-proof garbage bins have been installed and signs go up warning people when bears are in the area. firstname.lastname@example.org
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he only bears Philip Warburton wants inside his yard are made of plastic and the decorations sit inside his flower beds. Otherwise, the Port Coquitlam resident does everything he can to prevent black bears from sniffing around his property and rooting through his garbage. He picks his raspberries and peaches as soon as they are ripe, removes bird seed during bear season and locks up his trash and compost with a Critter Guard system that keeps bruins out. “I truly believe that residents of the high bear prone areas [near parks and greenbelts] must do their part to keep their homes safe and as unattractive to bears as much as possible,” he says. The Safeway employee has been an advocate of bears for years, ever since he saw a bear cub on one of his walks at Minnekhada Regional Park and found out that it was orphaned; it climbed a tree to evade capture, was tranquillized and taken to Critter Care Wildlife Society, where it was rehabilitated and returned to the forest. Warburton signed up to be a volunteer with Critter Care and has helped out at the Langley centre ever since. “I realized that rehabilitation is the right thing to do but it’s not always the best thing,” Warburton says, and thus a bear advocate was born. He wanted to make sure he didn’t attract bears to his yard so he bought a Critter Guard system and asked the city of PoCo to recommend them to other residents. Critter Guard locks are now required in bearprone areas north of Lougheed Highway and the area south of Lougheed Highway along the river that is bounded by Shaughnessy Street, Pitt River Road and Lougheed Highway unless garbage can be locked in a garage or shed. While his Lincoln Park home has since been visited by bears — and one took a swipe at his garbage bin — Warburton believes it’s best to be proactive and he has since relocated the compost and trash carts behind a tall fence. He would like to see other people do more to remove bear attractants and he
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“We’re baiting the bears in,” he warns. Stephens isn’t the only Burke Mountain resident who is helping new residents learn to live with bears. Realtor Rebecca Pembroke provides links on her website www.burkemountainhomes.com for people looking for information and will openly talk about the bruins when she’s selling a home or welcoming a new family. “It’s one of the questions I get asked: ‘Are there bears around here?’” said Permack. “It’s something residents need to know about more.” A relatively new resident to Burke Mountain herself, Permack said her yard was visited by a bear cub and she’s aware of the importance of securing garbage and getting rid of bear attractants. For some, “it’s a pain to have to put your garbage out so early in the morning,” but the ramifications of not doing so are messy when the trash is strewn about the road by bears or raccoons. “It’s really sad because we are encroaching on their territory. We need to do it with some respect.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Walk for kidney disease set for Aug. 21 locally Walk to find a cure and prevent kidney disease during the Walk for Life around Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam Sunday, Aug. 21. People with kidney disease, dialysis patients, their family, friends and other supporters are encouraged to take part in either a 2.5K walk or 5K fun run with the goal of raising $15,000. This is the third year for the TriCities walk, said spokesperson Judith Thompson, and she hopes to see a large crowd for the event. “Each year it grows a little bit,”
Thompson said. According to information from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, more than 36,000 Canadians are living with kidney failure or are undergoing treatment or living with a kidney transplant. In the Fraser Health Authority, which includes the Tri-Cities, approximately 919 people are on dialysis and 2156 are in pre dialysis. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information about the walk and how to get involved, visit www.tricitieskidneywalk.ca
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Inspiration in the work Say goodbye to pain and words of gardening
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A GOOD READ Barbara Buxton
ardens are wonderful places but keeping them in good condition seems to take a lot of work, leaving gardeners little time to just enjoy them. Some people have managed to not only work at and enjoy their gardens, however, but have also found time to write about their garden experience. A number of excellent books extol the virtues of the garden and allow us to dream even if we don’t have a real garden to enjoy. If you like gardens, these books will inspire you to new understanding of the beauty around you. A Blessing of Toads, with delightful colour illustrations by writer Sharon Lovejoy, is a collection of her “Heart’s Ease” columns from Country Living magazine. This book is a satisfying read and a source of advice and inspiration, with chapters such as “The Seediest Garden in the Neighbourhood” and “How to Enchant a Wasp.” Share in the down-and-dirty of the garden as well as the appreciation of its inhabitants. Sit on the porch in an evening and experience with the author the joys of the natural world around you. Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden n by Diane Ackerman celebrates the sensory pleasures to be discovered in a garden. Whether deadheading flowers, feeding hummingbirds or studying slugs, she enjoys all aspects of the work and the pleasure of her garden. Sprinkled with garden history and lore, the lyrical prose invites the reader to share in the wonders of the garden world. For gardeners with a philosophical bent or philosophers who enjoy metaphor, Gardening Philosophy for Everyone: Cultivating Wisdom is a fascinating collection of essays from a variety of writers, each with a unique slant on the contemplation, history and the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of gardens. This is a great book to read on a plane or snuggled inside on a cold winter night. For a more light-hearted look at gardens and gar-
dening, take time to relax with Des Kennedy’s books The Passionate Gardener: Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb and Crazy about Gardening: Reflections on the Sweet Seductions of a Garden. These irreverent, tongue-in-cheek essays about the follies and foibles of the passionate gardener capture the brilliance of the gardening life, with all its successes and failures, as well as the moments of sheer delight that make all the work worthwhile. If you enjoy memoirs as well as gardens, have a look at My Natural History: The Evolution of a Gardener by Liz Primeau. In this captivating story, the author reveals her lifelong passion for gardening, from her childhood theft of green onions from her father’s vegetable garden, through raising four children, to her career as editor of Canadian Gardening magazine. Packed with fascinating facts on the history and art of gardening as well as advice, this book is for everyone who enjoys a relationship with growing things. Gardens are developed to individual taste and much of who we are is influenced by the land around us. The Garden that You Aree by Katherine Gordon explores this idea through the lives and stories of eight very different gardeners from B.C.’s Slocan Valley. Richly illustrated with photographs and full of anecdotes, history, gardening advice and recipes, this book is about everyone who is a gardener, whether in fact or imagination. These and many more garden-inspired books are available at your public library. A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Barbara Buxton is head of adult services at Port Moody Public Library.
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Knee Pain After several weeks of suffering I thought I had nothing to lose by giving laser treatment a try. After only 6 treatments I could walk again (short distances) and following the full course of treatments (14) my knee was back to 90% of where it was before I over-exerted the knee. I am now driving without pain and can walk a couple of miles without problem. I would thoroughly recommend anyone with knee pain consider a course of laser treatment.
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• The Reedemed Christian Church of God, Trinity Chapel presents a men’s breakfast meeting, 10 a.m., Rocky Point Cafe, Port Moody. Topic: Young children and teenagers are faced with many challenging issues today and are looking for genuine leaders as role models. This meeting aims to help men, fathers, guardians, youth workers, community workers, etc. to “Lead Like Jesus.” Attendance is by invitation. Info: 604374-1004 or 778-847-6928.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2 • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam. Confidential, donations accepted. Info:
JULY 28: TAKE A POCO WALK • Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society hosts a heritage walk with Brian Ness at 6 p.m. Meet at the Kinsmen Hall on Coquitlam Avenue.
Norm at 604-936-8703 or Ken at 604-936-2998.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo; guests welcome. Info: 604461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13 • Tri-Cities Walk for ALS taking place at Town Center Park, west grass area (Lafarge Lake). Registration begins at 10 a.m., the walk starts at 11 a.m. and the event runs until 2 p.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday School & Nursery Thrift Shop Open Wed. Noon - 9pm
• Walk to find a cure and prevent kidney disease during the Walk for Life around Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam Sunday, Aug. 21. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful BC Day, & Happy 120th Birthday Coquitlam.
Enjoy all that British Columbia has to offer!
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King Edward Overpass Project 12-Week Closure Starts August 6 The 12-week full closure of King Edward Street, from Lougheed to United Boulevard, is scheduled to begin on August 6, 2011.
Access Information A downloadable map can be viewed, saved or printed - from www.coquitlam.ca/kingedward - to post in businesses for customers, as well as for distribution to staff/employees to inform them of upcoming changes.
Emergency Access Police and ambulance emergency access will be maintained in the United Boulevard and the Pacific Reach area throughout the closure. In addition, a Fire/Rescue company will be stationed on United Boulevard full-time, during the 12 week closure.
Public Transit Tanslink informed the City of Coquitlam that effective with first bus on Monday June 13 until further notice, the #177 and #791 bus routes will detour, due to King Edward Street construction. At the same time, a Planet Ice/Brigantine Street Shuttle will be introduced to maintain transit service on United Boulevard. For more information on bus detours, photos and maps of access points visit www.coquitlam.ca/kingedward.
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continued from page 20 • Friendly Forest Pre-school is accepting applications for September 2012. Friendly Forest is a play-based parent co-operative. Drop off your application or mail to 2505 Sunnyside Rd., Anmore. Info: www.friendlyforestpreschool.com. • Little Neighbours Pre-school is accepting registrations for the 2011/’12 school year. Little Neighbours is a play-based, parent-participation pre-school located at 155 Finnigan St. Info: 604-
521-5158 or www.littleneighbours.com. • The Family Resource Centre at Westwood elementary school, in co-operation with School District 43, is offering multi-sensory literacy tutoring; one-hour sessions at 4 p.m. are available to all children ages 5-8 in the Tri-Cities. Info: email@example.com. • Registration is ongoing for boys and girls for the 5th Coquitlam Scouting group for the Beaver Colony (K–Grade 2), Cub Pack (Grades 3–5) and Scout Troop (Grades 6–8). This Scouting group meets at Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Girl Guides takes registrations on an ongoing basis for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and adult women volunteers. Training
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• Tri-City Transitions’ free Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides counselling for children ages 3-18 who have lived in a family where they have been witness to physical, emotional, mental or verbal abuse. Through education and counselling children will have the opportunity to heal the emotional wounds of relationship violence, build self-esteem and to stop the intergenerational cycle of abuse. Info: 604-941-7111.
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How does your garden grow? Get some inspiration in August Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden at Pipeline Road and Guildford Way in Town Centre Park runs workshops, seminars and hosts special events throughout the growing season from March through till October Several children’s programs are planned but kids under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult. As well, workshops are held outside, and children should dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.
• Let’s Learn About Lady Bugs! Children ages four to 12 years old will take a closer look at Ladybird Beetles and learn why they are beneficial or “good” bugs in the garden. Children will help release some ladybugs into the garden and create a small ladybug to take home. This program runs Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. and the cost is $5. • Is It A Pest, Pollinator or Predator? Children ages four to 12 years will explore the garden looking for beneficial bugs, pests,
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Learn the best methods to preserve your culinary herbs to keep the flavour all winter long. Participants will see some demonstrations at The Inspiration Garden and will not only take home some know-how, but also some other ‘goodies’. The program runs Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $5. Registration is available after Aug. 10. Look for Part 3 and 4 of this herb series in the fall. To learn more, go to www.coquitlam.ca/ inspirationgarden.
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Celebrating 153 Years
Monday, August 1st
Founding of BC colony in 1858 2001 marks the 153rd year in British Columbia: 153 years of cultural diversity, community strength and widespread achievement since the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in1858.
Do you know the symbols of B.C.? The PaciÀc Dogwood (Cornus nuttalli)
B.C. has many symbols that have been adopted, honouring this Because of their province’s natural assets.The last perseverance and in this list, the Provincial Tartan, dedication to continuing brings them all together nicely. PaciÀc Dogwood -Provincial the rich traditions of Flower their ancestors, and
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The PaciÀc Dogwood-Provincial Flower (Cornus nuttallii) was share these experiences, adopted in 1956 as British all British Columbians Columbia’s Áoral emblem. today can celebrate the Steller’s Jay -Provincial Bird On November 19,1858, The Steller’s Jay (Cyanacitta culture of First Nations the new colony’s stelleri) became the Province’s as part of what makes governor, Sir James ofÀcial bird on December 17, Douglas, read the B.C. truly unique. 1987.
ofÀcial proclamation that cemented one of the most signiÀcant events in B.C.’s history. Arguably, if it hadn’t been for that moment, Canada may not have extended from coast to coast and B.C. might not be the strong, vibrant, united province it is today. As the original inhabitants of B.C., Aboriginal peoples have lived here for thousands of years. In 1858 and the years following, Aboriginal people faced great challenges to retain their heritage.
their willingness to
There are many things to celebrate. From the contributions of Aboriginal peoples, to the stories of the pioneers who followed the gold rush and set down roots here, this is a time to honour the diversity
Spirit Bear - Provincial Mammal The Spirit Bear (also known as the Kermode Bear, Ursus americanus kermodei) was added to the list of B.C.’s ofÀcial symbols in April 2006.
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Azimyth is, from left to right, Rory Chudley (bass guitar) of Port Moody; Andy Laissue (guitar) of Seattle; Corey Allan Hawkins (vocals, guitar) of Port Coquitlam; and Arlen Chudley (drums) of Port Moody. They released their self-titled CD last month to rave reviews in Vancouver. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Musician rises from the ashes By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS
ort Coquitlam’s Corey Hawkins is on a high, tending microphone and rhythm guitar with his Tri-City-founded rock band, Azimyth, whose newly released debut album by the same name is electrifying listeners from the Vancouver club scene to as far away as China. Hawkins has come a long way given that, two years ago, his life couldn’t have gotten much lower. Now a 28-year-old Riverside secondary graduate, Hawkins watched as a stormy economy drained his private brewing business. It left him $74,000 in debt and having to unload a lot of his personal possessions to offset his burden, including his car. “I was as depressed as you could be,”
Hawkins told The Tri-City Newss in a recent telephone interview. “You can basically do one of two things at that point:. Do something rash, or push on and keep going. I chose the latter.” Wise move. After rejoining Port Moody brothers Arlen Chudley (drums) and Rory Chudley (bass) following a one-year hiatus the group took after having been together since high school, Hawkins drew up a blueprint for a studio album. The next year, Azimyth flew to Chicago — along with its new lead guitarist from Seattle, Andy Laissue — to record with Nirvana engineer Steve Albini and polish it with Tom Baker of Nine Inch Nails’ fame. For Azimyth, the rest is, well, not history but perhaps the beginning of it. From being voted into the Top 20 on the prestigious The Fox 99.3 FM Vancouver
Seeds 2011 fan’s choice list to a Beijing radio station playing Azimyth’s Save Mee on its airwaves, the band has never been so hyped, so tight, so ecstatic. “I’ve never seen Arlen and Rory so happy,” said Hawkins, sounding like a proud big brother. “Steve has fit in so well, too. He’s just amazing. I didn’t think in a million years we’d get [the Seeds recognition]. “It says a lot about what people want in Vancouver — good honest rock n’ roll,” he said. The name Azimyth was simple mistake during a conversation. While driving through Vancouver’s swanky Shaughnessy district with an ex-girlfriend, she misunderstood Hawkins and his off-the-cuff idea for a band label. She said, “‘As a Myth?’ I like it.” At first Hawkins chuckled, then thought about it a bit more. Then a lot more. “We took the name, played around with the let-
ters a while and came up with Azimyth,” he said. And so they were sold on the name. Now they had to sell people on their music. Last month, Azimyth’s debut album was released to an exuberant sold-out crowd at the Granville Street bar Joe’s Apartment and, according to the band’s website “set a venue record for merchandise sales and brought the band into a new creative era.” Said Jonathan Fluevog, owner of PoCo’s Vogville Recording, in a news release: “Azimyth delivers and distinct and energetic sound. I am impressed by their dedication and professionalism and look forward to collaborating with them again in the future.” A future that now, indeed, looks extremely bright. email@example.com
Gotta sing! Gotta dance! Gotta teach! (to pay bills) This summer, in a series called Bright Young Things, The Tri-City News will feature students who have spent hours outside of the classroom to study the arts and who plan to hone their creative skills after graduation to advance their careers.
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When it came to picking a school to study musical theatre this fall, Fiona McIntyre narrowed her picks to eight. And all but one were in the United States. This past winter, the Grade 12 Heritage Woods secondary student hopped on a plane
— twice — with her mom to audition, tour the campuses, speak with faculty and review their programs. She wanted a good fit, a school that not only provided a comfortable environment thousands of kilometres away from home but also supplied a well-rounded education for her future years. So when five out of eight schools gave her the green light, McIntyre was a little taken back. “I didn’t expect to get multiple offers,” she said. “I was just happy to get into one.” With letters from Oklahoma City University, Randolph Academy, Wright State University, Pace University and Montclair State University, she settled on the latter, a public institution in Montclair, New Jersey,
that saw 560 candidates but accepted only 21 students for its 2011 freshman year. What sealed the deal, McIntyre said, was that, unlike at a conservatory, Montclair had a bachelor’s of fine arts degree available. The $9,000-a-year academic scholarship for four years was the cherry on top, especially since it’s the highest award Montclair gives to international students. Obtaining a BFA is important to McIntyre because while performing “is what I love and this is what I’m passionate about, I’m also passionate about teaching and sharing what JENNIFER GAUTHIER/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
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Italian tune leads to new â€˜Ethno-Rootsâ€™ sound for Gurr By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Babe Gurrâ€™s most recent album is a quick detour from her regular acoustic Roots sound. She thinks. T h e Va n c o u v e r based singer/songwriter, who performs on Saturday in the last show of the Music on the Grill summer series at Coquitlamâ€™s Everg reen Cultural Centre, is known for her soulful melodies and lovely instrumentation, similar to Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williamsâ€™ music. But SideDish presents a new twist for Gurrâ€™s audience, a genre that she dubs â€œworld-beat fusionâ€? or, more interestingly, â€œEthno-Roots.â€? And the departure into the realm is one that, so far, has won her rave reviews. The diversion began a couple of years back when she searched online for an Italian song to play. Gur r loves the European country â€” having travelled to it many times â€” and studies the language, and she decided it was time to spice up her repertoire. At a folk festival last year, as part of her regular set, Gurr threw in Colpa di Coda a for fun and â€œpeople were com-
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Locarno is the Latin project of Juno award-winning musician and Paperboys frontman, Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban song, folk music, pop and funk. ing up to the CD table afterwards, saying, â€˜Where can I get that Italian song?â€™â€? she remembered. â€œI thought, â€˜Umm, this is interesting. Maybe, I should record it.â€? That she did â€” and another Italian tune â€” but she also wanted to incorporate a Spanish g u i t a r â€œ a n d p re t t y soon, I had this whole side project going, so I thought I would go off my path for a bit and do this Latin world beatbased music,â€? she said. But Gurr has always evolved as an artist. At the start of her career, she was in cover bands, a jazz trio and a Celtic group, to name
a few. About a decade in, she switched gears again, enrolling in the Vancouver Community College jazz commercial program, and she star ted to pen jazz songs. Soon, she figured out, they were â€œa little too heady for the general nightclub scene... so I wrote more simple and found the connection,â€? Gurr said. After a while, the acoustic Roots mix sheâ€™s known for today solidified and she garnered a following. Currently, Gurr has six albums to her credit though SideDish wonâ€™t officially be unveiled until Sept. 24 at Studio 16 in Vancouver.
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She will sing many songs from it at her Coquitlam show, which includes a six-piece band, as well as from her last work, called Chocolate Lilly. And, for the first time, sheâ€™ll have SideDish for sale. As for her next project, Gurr already has her sights set on more Ethno-Roots music. â€œIâ€™ve got some ideas kicking around, which is crazy because I havenâ€™t even released SideDish yet,â€? she said. â€œBut who knows? Maybe this is my new niche after all.â€? â€˘ To hear Babe Gurrâ€™s music, visit www.sonicbids.com/e pk/e pk. aspx?epk_id=184531.
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Fifth TUTS for Carney grad other,” she added. Luckily, Hanbury knows the other Angels well: she has been in a number of TUTS shows with Linzi Voth, in TUTS’ Thoroughly By Janis Warren Modern Millie with THE TRI-CITY NEWS Maddeleine Suddaby You’re prone to injury and, as a young stuif you’re an Angel. dent at Coquitlam’s Just ask Shannon Lindbjerg Academy of Hanbury, a recent grad- Performing Arts, with uate of Port Coquitlam’s Angela King. Archbishop Car ney As well, all four regional high school Angels were in The who’s cast as Wi l l R o g e r s one of four of Follies, a Royal Reno’s Angels City Musical in this sumTheatre event mer’s blockthat ran in buster musiApril in New cal Anything Westminster. Goes, a Theatre D e s p i t e Under the Stars their misfor(TUTS) protunes, “being duction at the an Angel is toHANBURY Stanley Park tally fun. We Malkin Bowl. get a really long dance S i n c e i t o p e n e d number,” said Hanbury, — coincidentally on who is the great-greatHanbury’s 18th birth- g r a n d d a u g h t e r o f day — on July 13, two William and Marion Angels have had to drop Malkin, for which the out for a short time to Malkin Bowl is named, recover. and has performed in And because of their five TUTS shows to date. temporary absences, This year alone, Cole “we’ve had to change Porter’s Anything Goes the show around until has seen a phenomenal they get back,” Hanbury revival. said, “so it puts a lot of The Broadway propressure on us. It’s a lot duction garnered 2011 of teamwork: We have Tony awards for best reto rely on each other vival, best choreography and trust each other to and, best actress in a know that we’re still musical role for Sutton going to get it done.” Foster, who plays Reno “We also have to Sweeney. That show make sure we take care was originally slated of ourselves and each to end on Sunday but it
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will now run past its already-extended January 2012 end date. The TUTS production, which is directed by Sarah Rodgers and choreo g raphed by Dayna Tekatch, has won high praise from critics, too. Still, though Hanbury is relishing her role as Purity, it may be the last time she hits the Malkin stage — at least for a while. In September, she’s off to Los Angeles to start her bachelor’s of fine arts degree at the worldrenowned American Musical and Dramatic Academy. And next summer, Hanbury plans to be part of a touring company or a major show in the United States “so I may not be able to make it onto TUTS, which is really sad because I love TUTS. But, something may happen. There’s no
Shannon Hanbury, a recent Archbishop Carney regional high school graduate, is in her fifth show with Theatre Under the Stars at the Stanley Park Malkin Bowl. Hanbury (middle row, second from left) plays Purity, one of the Angels in Anything Goes, which runs every other night until Aug. 20, with Bye Bye Birdie alternating. For tickets, visit tuts.ca.
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A Grade 11 student at Coquitlamâ€™s Dr. Charles Best secondary is one of several young people taking part in the eighth annual Summer Visions Film Institute for Youth at SFU. Kane Poirier is returning for the third time as a volunteer and he said, in a news release, â€œSummer Visions is the best. The atmosphere is fun and no one is afraid to take risks. Iâ€™ve made some great friends and learned how to tell a story using a camera. I recommend it to all kids, especially the shy ones.â€? The week-long digital video production program, open to kids aged eight to 13, is being run by Pacific CinĂŠmathĂ¨que and Dream Big Productions at Templeton secondary school in Vancouver. Organizer Jim Crescenzo, a teacher at Templeton, said participants write, direct, shoot, edit and act in their short films. â€œThe camp is so much fun and worthwhile that 50% of our yearly enrollment is made up of returning students,â€? he said in a news release. Registration is now open for next monthâ€™s sessions, which run Aug. 8 to 12, Aug. 15 to 19 and Aug. 22 to 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $295. For more information, visit www.sfu.ca/camps/ summercamps/partnershipcamps.html.
ArtsConnect is showcasing the work of Belcarra artist Bronwen Belenkie this summer at Vancityâ€™s Port Moody branch (5-121 Brew St.). The Radium Hot Springs native has been painting acrylic for more than 30 years and her forested landscapes of the village are currently being captured in a weekly painting-on-postcard and -canvas series that can be seen on her blog www.belcarrapost.blogspot.com.
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It may be the middle of summer but organizers with Place des Arts are already prepping for the Coquitlam facilityâ€™s popular Christmas Boutique. Artists specializing in fine-art quality felted items (i.e., tea cozies), wooden boxes, glass ornaments, silver work, pottery, leather goods, handmade soap and other handcrafted items are needed to sell their wares at the show, which runs Nov. 7 to Dec. 16. The drop-off dates for jurying of new artist works are Oct. 15 and 16., and successful candidates will be contacted by Oct. 20. For more information, call gift shop co-ordinator Lidia Kosznik at 604-664-1636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 30 students with the Port Moody School of Dance returned home this month after a successful trip to Las Vegas, where they competed in Thunderstruck. The team qualified for the international contest after winning a spot in February at a regional event. At the finals, they clinched 19 top 10â€™s, five first-place overalls and a second-place award in the Dance Down Grand Championships. Spokesperson Jennifer Sontowski said the students raised funds for two years to attend Thunderstruck.
The 10th annual BC Cultural Crawl starts Monday and ArtsConnect will be taking part to promote the Tri-City arts scene to visitors during the month-long celebration. This yearâ€™s crawl in 70 municipalities around the province coincides with the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada and the city of Vancouverâ€™s 125th birthday. For more information and to see daily listings in this and surrounding communities, visit bcculturalcrawl.com. email@example.com
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I’ve learned. The BFA will enable that... because musical theatre isn’t always stable work,” she said. In fact, McIntyre is so committed to teaching that, before she was hired at Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts in Coquitlam this year, she was a volunteer instructor for four years at the school where she has trained since she was six. So, when she was tapped to teach her Heritage Woods peers the steps for their spring production of All Shook Up, she was ready. Instructing fellow students “is a tough thing to do,” she admitted, “because I had to balance giving them direction but being their friends after, too.” During the process, she thought of advice her mentors (Lindbjerg’s Melissa Assalone and Chad Matchette, and Royal City Musical Theatre (RCMT) and Arts Club Theatre choreographer Valerie Easton) gave her when showing a routine: be professional, be inspiring and, most of all, be supportive. The result? All Shook Up broke records for ticket sales and was deemed a success for director Shanda Walters, its cast and, of course, McIntyre. But McIntyre was on her toes for all of Grade 12, carrying a double course load and earning a honour roll entry to boot. She started in September playing Lucy in Awkward Stage Productions’ 13 The Musicall at the Vancouver Fringe Festival (the show won the Pick of the Fringe nod). In December, she portrayed Duffy in Gateway Theatre’s Anniee and, later, she appeared in a short film as the lead actor. Last month, the Association of BC Drama Educators’ recognized her achievements and awarded her with a drama scholarship. It also named McIntyre the top graduating performing arts student, top graduating vocal jazz student and outstanding guitar student. Heavy workloads don’t bog her down, she said; rather, she thrives on them. “I don’t find myself super-stressed out because I don’t see it as pressure,” she said. “I see it as high expectations for myself and, if I surpass them, then all the better.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fiona McIntyre, a recent Heritage Woods graduate, is off to New Jersey next month to get ready for her freshman year at Montclair State University in Montclair, where she has won a $9,000-a-year academic scholarship to study her bachelor’s in fine arts, majoring in musical theatre.
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Just when the Coquitlam Adanacs appeared headed for the cliff, they spun around and cruised smack back into the Western Lacrosse Association playoff hunt. Right now, Kevin Olson is the driver. A trade-deadline acquisition earlier this month that saw holdout goalie Chris Levis set sail for Victoria, Olson peppered in four goals – giving him 11 in his last three outings –– as the A’s prevailed 10-9 in overtime over the Nanaimo Timbermen in a crucial contest Saturday at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. The result moved the lastplace A’s within two points of the fourth and final playoff spot in the cramped seventeam loop, with two games remaining –– a home-and-home series with the third-place Thunder starting tonight (Wednesday) in Langley. The A’s regular-season finale goes Saturday in Coquitlam, 7 p.m. The win was the A’s second straight after suffering through seven defeats in a row. On Thursday, they ended their losing slide by chopping down the first-place New Westminster Salmonbellies 9-5 at Queen’s Park Arena. “They all count now,” Adanacs general manager Les Wingrove told The TriCity News on Tuesday. “ E v e r y b o d y ’ s h u n g r y. Nobody’s going to roll over and die.” Against the T-men, he
Flag football’s Falcons rule Canada Coquitlam Falcons flew to the top of the country Monday. The B.C. representatives captured the gold medal at the flag football 2011 Canadian national championships in the male under-16 division after posting a 48-12 victory over Team Alberta at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
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A’s led 3-2 after the first period but trailed 6-5 after the second. The A’s led 8-7 until the T-men’s Joel Henry tallied with six minutes left to knot the count and eventually force overtime. There, Olson scored 20 ticks apart in the opening two minutes of the 10-minute frame before Nanaimo’s Cayle Ratcliff narrowed the margin to one and closed out the scoring with 2:29 to play. After Olson, Jason Jones was next on the A’s scoring list with two markers. Coquitlam singles went to Tim Campeau, Dane Dobbie, Robbie Campbell and Cory Conway, who also collected four assists. Against the ‘Bellies, Olson bagged the first two goals for the A’s –– finishing with three in the game –– as Coquitlam raced to period leads of 4-2 and 9-3. Other A’s to net two tallies apiece were the Coquitlam native Campeau and Conway, who added four helpers. Daryl Veltman Jon Harnett and Dobbie also struck net for the winners. Two former PoCo Jr. ‘A’ Saints, Kyle Ross and Martin Cummings, were among the few New West goal-getters. Nick Rose was outstanding in the A’s cage, making 43 saves as the ‘Bellies out-shot Coquitlam by a 48-36 count, including 22-4 in the third period. The A’s wrap up the regular campaign with a homeand-home series versus the third-place Langley Thunder, including the finale in Coquitlam July 30.
’Caps’ Leroux nets award Former Coquitlam youth soccer standout Sydney Leroux of the Vancouver FC Whitecaps has been named to the W-League All-Western Conference Team, it was announced Monday. A UCLA Bruins player in the NCAA Div. 1 university ranks, Leroux finished tied for second in W-League regular-season scoring with 11 goals and 24 points in 11 appearances.
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Big woes in Little League By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Coquitlam Aâ€™s went from the driverâ€™s seat to the back seat â€“â€“ and fast â€“â€“ at the B.C. Senior Little League provincial best-of-three championship series last weekend at Blue Mountain Park. The Aâ€™s opened with a 9-4 victory Saturday, only to have that win reversed when it was ruled six Coquitlam players who also toil for the Redlegs of the B.C. Junior Premier League
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Nikhil Prakash of the Coquitlam Senior Aâ€™s lunges back to first base as Lower Fraser Valleyâ€™s Henry Hoogwater applies the tag Sunday.
Canada and coach Chambers on a roll in jr. womenâ€™s hoops Canadaâ€™s junior womenâ€™s national team showed no signs of rust after a day off as they handled Russia 66-50 in their opening game of the second round at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 world basketball championships in Puerto Montt, Chile to move to 4-0. â€œWe played great in the first half â€“â€“ almost flawless,â€? said Canada head coach Rich Chambers of Terry Fox secondary school. Canada employed dogged defence, holding Russia to 38%(19/50) shooting from the field. Although the Canadians
also shot 38% (23-61), their 40-28 rebounding advantage allowed them 11 more shots than their opponents. Canada also forced 23 Russian turnovers, stealing the ball 19 times. The offensive leader continues to be Quebecâ€™s Nirra Fields, who scored a game-high 22 points. Edmontonâ€™s Michelle Plouffe added 17. With the win, this summerâ€™s edition now holds the best record for any Canadian team at this point of any agegroup at the FIBA world championships ever. Chambers knew that there were some lapses for his team during the
game, and will ensure he will prepare appropriately for the next game against Japan. â€œRussia played harder and better than us in the third [quarter],â€? Chambers said. â€œWe stayed in half-court man [defence] too long... Russia is good team and we knew theyâ€™d hit some shots. But we have confidence in all our players as we move onto the next game.â€? Canadaâ€™s next opponent will be Japan, whom they beat earlier at the Tor neio Internacional in Brazil as a tune-up to the worlds.
were ineligible due to total games played. Still, the Aâ€™s rallied Sunday for a 4-2 victory to force a third and deciding game after, when they trailed 5-2 and bounced back to force three extra innings, only to fall 9-7 in the end. The result advanced Lower Fraser Valley to the national finals next month in Quebec. â€œThe boys played tremendous... Iâ€™m so proud of them,â€? said Coquitlam skipper Bruce Michael.
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@ 604-472-3042 and quote the route number. 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 CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete ﬁnishers for work in and out of town. Subsistence and accommodations provided. Phone 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-4258; John@RaidersConcrete.com. A well established Kelowna based, underground utilities /road contractor has an immediate requirement for a controller. The successful applicant will have over ﬁve years of experience in the construction ﬁeld after completion of their accounting designation, CA, CGA. They will be required to perform all aspects of accounting cycle up to and including ﬁnancial statements. We are an aggressive company and require a strong aggressive person that is ready to take on new challenges and grow with the company. Remuneration complete with beneﬁt package will be consummate with experience. Please reply to the Administrator by fax at 250-765-9603, or phone 250-765-9601.
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Maintenance Mechanics Required for troubleshooting, preventative / corrective maintenance, overhaul, installations,& changeover of all equip. in 150,000 ft. manufacturing facility. Qualiﬁcations: Exp. in food mfg environment; excellent electrical / mechanical skills; avail. for all shifts incl. weekends, evenings, & graveyards. Wage based on exp. & qualiﬁcations. To apply email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Include salary expectation with your application & state position title in subject area of email.
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8454 836-946 Como Lake Ave (even) 835-929 Grover Ave 728-740 Hailey St (even) 834-925 Regan Ave
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Burnaby metal supply shop. Valid BC driver’s license. Fluent English required. $18/hr. to start. $20/hr after 1 year. Bonus + beneﬁt package. No phone calls or dropins. Email: adminbc@metalsuper markets.com INDUSTRIAL PAINTER: Required Immediately! Do All Metal Fabricating-Estevan SK. Seeking an applicant to paint in an industrial setting. Qualiﬁcations & Duties:-Must have knowledge of how to run/maintain an airless painter,enamel and epoxy products, working knowledge with Endura paint (sprayed preferably). We offer Competitive Wages, Beneﬁts & RRSP programs. Apply by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 1-306-634-8389
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T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive beneﬁt package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Joe Fornari. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email: JoeFornari@t-mar.com
AdvoCare is currently looking for casual, leading to potential permanent position, as a Registered Recreation Aide at our facility in Burnaby. Must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends. Minimum requirements include WHMIS, Food Safe, Serving It Right, CPR levelC and First Aide Certiﬁcate, provide a Physician’s Clearance note and TB Test as well as a Criminal Record Clearance. The ideal candidate will have 2 years’ experience as a Rec Aide. Certiﬁcate from a recognized Recreation Program required. An InterRAI training certiﬁcate and Alternate Model of Care (ACM-D) experience would be considered a strong asset. To apply please email: Jaylene.Smilie@advocarehealth.com (No hyphen)
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MEDICAL ofﬁce assistant (MOA) required for a new specialist physician in Vernon, BC. Full time; remuneration equivalent to experience. firstname.lastname@example.org. 902-2200808
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• Commercial Transport Mechanics • Diesel Engine Mechanics Cullen Diesel Power LTD. & Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver requires exp. Commercial Transport Mechanics & Diesel Engine Mechanics for the Surrey Truck shops.
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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certiﬁed, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 SNACK FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Maple Meadows Park near Staples. Hiring full time day shift mature reliable worker. Mandarin speaking an asset. Fax resume to: 604-465-7727.
Small class sizes with a hands-on approach to learning
PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN MAPLE RIDGE
With reliable car required to deliver The TriCity News door-to-door to households in the Tri-City area Wednesday & Friday.
Call Kim @ 604-472-3042 or Phill @ 604-472-3041
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services is an equal opportunity employer
CONTROLLER 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.
This position is temporary at 35 hours per week until February 28, 2012.
8507 1381-1439 Cambridge Dr (odd) 677-701 Gatensbury St 680-687 Keneng Crt 670-675 Madera Crt 1406-1432 Milford Ave 661-689 Schoolhouse St 1319-1431 Smith Ave
8111 1900-2080 Austin Ave (even) 1901-2087 Edgewood Ave 407-483 Gleholme St 411-496 Midvale St 395-495 Montgomery St 1904-1912 Rhodena Ave
The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area:
1531-1646 St Albert Ave 2814-2854 St Catherine St 2821-2837 St James St 2806-2841 St Michael St
EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full beneﬁts and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft 2 Store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2715-2871 Coast Meridian Rd (odd)
TWO, TWO, Two years in one. New Heavy Equipment Certiﬁcate program at GPRC, Fairview campus. Receive 1st and 2nd year HET Apprenticeship technical training. Intense hands-on shop experience, Fairview, AB. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882.
Funding may be available.
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A34 Wednesday, July 27, 2011, Tri-City News EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160
PERSONAL SERVICES 173E
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PERSONAL SERVICES 171
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Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, ﬂooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
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PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY
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PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backﬁlling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back ﬁlling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978
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We charge the cheapest price ever. Only $20/Hr We always do an excellent job. PLEASE CALL
1 CALL DOES IT ALL. Reno’s, bathrooms, kitchens, ceramic tiling, hardwood, laminate, granite tops. Corazza Contracting (604)818-5919 A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, rerooﬁng. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
329 PAINTING & DECORATING 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
FROM DUST TILL DAWN HOUSECLEANING ✶ Weekly, bi-weeky, ✶ Move outs. ✶ Exc. refs. $25/hr.
It’s nice coming home to a clean house
Ed’s ROTOTILLING & LANDSCAPING *Rototilling *Levelling *Gardens *Loader Work *Brush Cutter
CONCRETE & PLACING
HERFORT CONCRETE NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Retaining Walls *Stairs *Driveways Exposed Aggregate & Stamped Concrete ***ALSO... Interlocking Bricks &Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured
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3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (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
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16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows (Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)
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✶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
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Yard Maintenance Hedge Trimming~Tree Pruning Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding Retaining Wall
“JUST A GREAT JOB!”
Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627
S S S S
New Roofs, re-roof, repairs. Free Est. Refs. * WCB * Fully Insured
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ YARD CLEANUP ★
SAVE ON ROOFING
604-941-2263 / 604-725-7246
Grass cutting & ground maint. Lawn mowing & install new turf Spring / leaf clean-up Aeration & power raking General gardening, Barkmulch, soil & ground levelling. 604-518-0060
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
A-1 PAINTING CO.
HANDYMAN AVAILABLE Bonded & Insured. Seniors rates avail. 778-808-9951
EUROPAN INSTALLER. Ceramic tiles, hardwood & laminate ﬂoors. Call Roman 604-722-8432. POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New ﬂoor inst. & ﬁnishing. Reﬁn. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS RIDGE MEADOWS ROOFING. Res Re-rooﬁng & repairs WCB BBB A+ rating Free est. 604-377-5401
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
FENCE-IT-RIGHT Installations -604.639.6626 Cedar, Chain Link, Ornamental iron, Vinyl (Insured, Experienced, Competitive Pricing)
TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060
Quick & Reliable Movers
17607 FORD ROAD,
EXCAVATING Specializing in drain tile, old & new. Excavations & Demolitions. Bobcats & Excavators all sizes. Site Servicing & Site Preparation.
#7 - 20306
MOVING & STORAGE
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
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Local & Long Distance
D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure
ALL PHASES DRYWALL • Taping • Texture • Spraying 30 yrs. Tidy Workplace. Free Est. No job too small.Eric 778-898-9806 COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. ref’’s. reno’’s, reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.
AFFORDABLE MOVING If I can’t do it It can’t be done
Free Estimates 604-813-6949
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel
Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station
Radiance Day Spa Tel:604-936-6828 K-435 North Road Coquitlam
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
Prompt Delivery Available
Seven Days a Week
MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-7761660.
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
www.proaccpainting.com & Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
TRICITY Pro Painter - local refs. Ext. Specials. Dragan 604-8058120 www.montenegropainting.com
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
1 Call Does it All - 2 OLD GUYS PLUMBING & HEATING, Repairs, Reno’s, H/W Tanks. 604-525-6662. 1 LIC. local plumber ~ 20 years exp $36/hr. Plumbing, heating, plug drains. Big/sml jobs. 604-308-0033. ✔ 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. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.
PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373 PRESSURE WASHING - (Res. & Strata). Prompt Service. Grants Home Maintenance. 604-936-2808.
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
The DECK Guys
D Sundeck / Patio Construction D Re-build/Extend Existing Decks D Authorized vinyl deck installers D Aluminum, glass, wood railings D Sundeck & Vinyl Repairs D 5 Year Warranty on Vinyl *Work Guaranteed *References *Over 20 Years Experience. Free estimates 604-418-8340
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Tri-City News Wednesday, July 27, 2011, A35 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
2 trad love seats 60”x36”x38”$225; 2 lamps 39”h $75; 2 lamps $35; 2 Fr Prov end tables/coffee table $110; storage ottoman $40; solid oak home ofﬁce/computer desk 62”x48”x21”$425. Cordless recharg. mower $75; vac/ sac $30, leaf blower $25. (604) 941-3868.
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
ABC TREE MEN
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MISC. FOR SALE
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566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OVATION GUITAR, 12 string, excellent condition. $500. Call (604)863-0060
REAL ESTATE Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certiﬁ ed Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured
*GENTLEMEN* WINDOW Cleaning Window & Gutter Cleaning. Pressure Washing. Call Micah for a free estimate 604-230-0429
Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 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 ✓ $1150. Call 604-617-3470 English Springer Spaniels, ready June not reg., $700. (604)7984998. email@example.com
GERMAN Shepherd female pups, large boned, CKC registered. Vet checked, tattooed. Excellent temperament. 604-819-1414 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. Long-haired Chihuahua pups, 3, full grown no bigger than 4lb, view parents. (604)392-3459 LOVEBIRD BABIES, orange face mutations, 12/wks old, buy 2/get 1 free. Moving on. 604-536-0288 MALTESE fem. 7 mo. old, must sell due to my health $600. Micro chipped, shots. 604-516-9137 Rmd MINI dachshund puppies, born May 30, 1 male, 1 female, black & tan, family raised, well socialized, potty training started, ﬁrst shots & deworming, both parents registered but puppies are unregistered. $750. Abbotsford, 604-855-6176. 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 POM POO puppies 4 males, 2 cream, 2 gold. Parents on premise. $400 each (604)462-8027 SHELTIES BEAUTIFUL loveable, happy puppies, warm & cuddly, four months old (604)826-6311 YELLOW LAB PUPS CKC reg. papers, ﬁrst shots, dew claws removed,tatooed $900 (604)826-1088
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
INVESTORS!! Great deal. Updated one bedroom apartment within walking distance of Skytrain. Top ﬂoor, balcony with river view, new appliances including washer and dryer, and new bathroom. No restriction on pets and rentals. Priced low due to possible assessment. $134,900. Call Alan Easton 604 961 4961 or Eric Huffey 604 720 3627 Prudential Sterling Realty
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HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
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COTTONWOOD, ARIZONANot bank, short or foreclosure, mid 70’s smoke free, 2 bdrm 2 bath, 2 car garage, 2 carports, redwood covered deck. Low taxes & utilities. $134,000. Info & pics: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-928-649-0413 . TEXAS LAND FORECLOSURES! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. (USD) Beautiful views, owner ﬁnancing, FREE map/pictures.866-484-0857 (US)
82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
U-PICK Strawberries. $1.25lb. Raspberries avail. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Meadows. 763-2808
The Meadows Gated underground parking, heated outdoor pool. Heat, hot water & 3 appliances included. 2 min. walk to Westcoast Express.
Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available
COQUITLAM - 1 bdrm near. Lougheed mall / skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. Quiet, N/P, gated parking & video surveillance. $780 incls. Heat & H/W. Available Aug 1. Crime-Free Certiﬁed. Call: 604-937-7812 Visit: www.greatapartments.ca Coquitlam, 555 Delestra, 2/bdrms, 2/bthrms, 16th ﬂoor. $1500/mo. Avail Aug 1. TJ @ Sutton Proact, (604)728-5460 COQUITLAM
Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac. Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832 535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)
Hyland Manor 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam Beautiful, large, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $750. Close to Lougheed Mall, transit, parks shopping. Nestled in a park like setting, a must see. Parking, laundry room. For more info & viewing call
Dragan 778-788-1845 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
PORT COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm g/l ste. Priv w/d & entr. Big fncd yrd. N/S, N/P $900 incl hydro. 604-941-3068 PORT COQUITLAM, Oxford. Grnd lvl bachelor ste. Utils/cable/net incl. NS/NP. Shrd lndry. Close to transit. $600/mo. Immed. (604)942-1472.
19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows
Port Moody/Glenayre spacious 1 bd $850/mo sec sys., a/c & utils incl Aug/Sept 1. NP/NS. 604-931-3611
1990 MERCURY TOPAZ, blue, 4 dr., Air Cared, 254,000km, loaded. $1800 obo. (604)855-9601 1994 CHEVY 7 pass Astro van Aircared for 2 years. Rebuilt trans. No rust. $950. (604)466-6323
Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express
PORT MOODY owner rent 2 bdrm house suite, 1300 sq/ft, own w/d $1150 incl %utils, avail now. ALSO: 3 bdrm townhome, nr bus & school, $1880. Aug 15th. (778)320-0418.
W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
604.465.7221 PORT COQUITLAM
2 Bdrms Available NOW! Large, bright stes avail. Walking distance to all amenities and WC Express. New carpets and appl’s. Gated parking. Quiet and secure bldg. Adult oriented. Sorry no pets. Refs required.
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
Sherwood Apt 727 North Rd 1 & 2 bdrms on quiet street. 15 Mins to SFU 5 Mins to shops & transp
Call 604-830-9781 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM
Welcome Home !
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call (604) 931-2670
Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available *Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces
*No Pets *Avail Immediately
Call 604-942-2012 www.coquitlampropertyrentals.com
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 $750/mo.
S Impeccably clean S Heat S H/water S Parking S Ldry
1 bdrm. $780/mo. Available June 15th
1 & 2 Bdrms Apts, Also 3 Bdrm T/Homes Avail Conveniently located. Nice, bright & large suites. No pets.
Northside PoCo, 2 bdrm condo 2nd ﬂoor, 1 bath, f/s. Ns/np, ref’s, avail Aug 1st, $775.
PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 & $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.
COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm, 2 bath ,W/D, D/W, micro,1/2 blk to bus/SkyTrain/ SFU. Incl. hot water & heat. Furn. $1300.Unfur $1200. 604-813-9208.
PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail Sept. 1. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 604-469-9100, 778-355-1808.
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938
2011 Coleman 187
Aluminum wheels, A/C, enclosed and heated underbelly & tanks. AM/FM/CD $17,995 (stk. 30320)
MERIDIAN VILLAGE 3156 Coast Meridian Road
www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #31087
3 Bedroom Townhouse $1050 Include 1 Free Parking Spot Heat & Hot water
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! On site laundry facilities in the apartment building. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply).
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
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.
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
TRANSPORTATION 810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now,
TRUCKS & VANS
1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $2800. Call (604)869-3137 2005 FORD FREESTAR, 7 pass., 200,000km. Well maint., no accidents. $3,500. 604-539-2040
OCEAN GOING SAILBOAT. The ideal vessel to cruise local waters this winter, a warm comfortable closed wheelhouse cutter, 50 feet on deck. One owner last 40 years, vessel is well taken care of, right down to meticulous housekeeping and spares kits. Painted, varnished and clean. No rust. Beautifully ﬁtted galley, built-in freezer and sep. fridge. Roller furling jib, staysail. main and storm sails, most about two years old and immaculate. All rigging stainless. Engine room to eat from, new Kubota 67hp diesel gives 6 knots at about 1600 revs. Wagner autopilot: the best steersman on board. Radar. Bunks for eight; luxury for two. One electric head. Two ninety-gallon stainless water tanks and a 65 gallon utility tank. Ready to sail with complete charts and GPS, fuel in tanks, and the best moorage in West Vancouver. This is one of the ferro boats worth seeing. Photos on-line through Harbour Yachts, Fisherman’s Cove, West Van. Comes with dinghies etc., new life jackets, too much to mention. Was $140, now $90. Talk to Dan about the “Talofa Lee”, 604-921-7428
2004 37C PACE ARROW, 15,800 m, Shaw auto satellite, 3 slides, W/D, custom cover, 10 yr paint protection, etc. Better than new. $79,900. Call (604)869-3313
PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm townhouse, $970, quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-942-2277
PORT COQ. 1000 sq/ft workshop or storage with 220 power & walk-in cooler. $1000/mo. 604-866-8182.
3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188 MAPLE RIDGE. 3 Bdrm rancher on 1/4 acre, liv rm / fam rm, lrg deck. 2 lrg strg sheds, NS/NP. Avail Aug1 $1450/mo. Call 604-941-3259. Maple Ridge older 2BR 5AC fruit trees garage stable coop hobby farm, $1600 Aug1 604-818-9913
BALCARRA. Waterfront suite with warf & dock, furn. or unfurnished, $1,000/mo. incl all utils. Avail immed. No pets. 604-936-8205. CITADEL, luxury 1 bdrm + den above grnd over 1000sf NP/NS $1050mo. Aug/Sept. 604-818-9913 COQUITLAM 1 bd in newer home nr bus, own lndry. Avl immed. $800 incl hydro. NS/NP. (604)761-9235 COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. suite, gas f/p, sat. TV, int., insuite ldry. Full bath, priv. prkg. & ent. Utils. incl. Suite 1 quiet person. N/S N/P. $800 mo. Aug. 1. 604-341-0603 or 939-4024 COQUITLAM 2 bdrm. bsmnt. suite, insuite ldry., utils. incl. Avail. now. N/P N/S. $1150 mo. (604)931-5599 COQUITLAM, LARGE modern 2 bdrm, full bath, pri. yrd/patio, avail now. $950 incl util. 604-780-7726. COQUITLAM Ranch Park cozy 2bd f/bath priv w/d greenbelt, view, N/S $825 + sh utils. 604-941-6264. COQUITLAM. Reno’d 3 bdrm lower ste. H/w ﬂrs. dryer. Nr Coq Ctr, Sep ent. $1200 incl utils. 604-944-9130. COQUITLAM W.W. Plateau, in quiet neighborhood, grnd. lvl. 1 bdrm., all appl., ldry., alarm incl. + cable & utils. N/P N/S. Avail. now. $850 mo. Refs. 604-944-0282
1976 20’ CLASS B CHINOOK Motorhome. In good condition. $5,500. 604-853-2877. 1986 PROWLER, 5th wheel, 26’, fully loaded, sacriﬁce $4500. Call (604)869-3137 1988 FORD MAXI VAN Camper. 1 owner, 216,000kms. sleeps 2. $2000 obo. (604)462-9227 2004 DOLPHIN LX 34’ Motorhome This beautiful coach is absolutely loaded! Workhorse 8.1 Vortec Engine with 5 Speed Allison Transmission. Full Banks System, Upgrades include full solar system with 2000 pure sine inverter, three solar panels roof mounted. Located in Langley. Offered at $60,000 Call 604 916 4910
Renovated townhomes in magniﬁcent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage. Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2005 NISSAN PATHFINDER LE - 4 dr. auto, sunroof, gry leather, local, no accident, black ext. $16,500 exc. condition. (604)328-1883
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
PORT Moody, Bachelor ste $500/month includes Hydro, n/s, n/p, no laundry - ref’s req’d 604 931-8816
Time to move into Spring .... At, The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager
HOMES FOR RENT
PORT COQ - 1000 sq ft suite, 2 bdrm, pri patio, shrd lndry, quiet area, near 159 bus. NS. $900/month & 1/2 utils. Avail now. 778-885-7190
Scrap Vehicle & Equipment Removal.
MR Lge 820 sq. ft. bsmt. 1 bdrm. Sep. ent, & W/D, near trans. n/p n/s, $775 incl. utls, tv & internet. new ﬂoors & appl. (604) 612-8449.
Port Moody Newport Village lge 2 bdrm, f/p, 7 appls, sec prkg, rec fac avail Sept1. $1450m. 604-469-6990
PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground ﬂoor, dance/ﬁtness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550. PORT MOODY. 2608 St. John’s St. 1350 sq ft store or ofﬁce space. Ground level. $2350 + HST. Avail Aug 1. 604-469-9100.
COQUITLAM 3 bdrm upper duplex, 1½ bath, 1400 s/f, 5 appls, 2 decks, view, F/P. NS/NP. Avail now. $1250 + 60% utils. 604-307-4103
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
PORT COQUITLAM, Citadel area, View 3 bd upper lvl, 1.5 baths. Near bus & schls, own lndry + 3 appls. $1500/mo incl all utils. NS/NP. Avail Aug 15. Call: (604)779-6893.
CARS - DOMESTIC
2005 Subaru Outback VDC, exc cond. 180,000 kms. loaded+extras. Asking $13,500. 604-855-9955.
CHELSEA PARK APTS
604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)
PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm, suite, grnd. level, lge. kit., N/P, N/S. Sep. entry, $750 mo. incl. utils., cable & internet. Aug. 1. 604-323-3580.
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PORT MOODY. Bsmt suite now avail. 1 bedroom, own entr, W/D. N/S, N/P. Close to transport and WCE. Refs req. $725. 604-4696367
1 Bdrm apt. $775 2 Bdrm Corner apt. $925
Polo Club Apartments
For more info & viewing call
604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818
2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody Cozy apts easy access to SFU. 1 & 2 bdrms from $720. Close to schools, transit, Barnet Beach & park. View suites of Burrard Inlet. U/g pkg, laundry room.
PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $725 +20%utils. Free lndry. Nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Now. 604-469-9402
St. John’s Apartments
Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)
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.
SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899.
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POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.
20 Acre Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900 Now $12,900 $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner ﬁnancing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953
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AUTO FINANCING 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
Notice to Creditors and Others NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Winifred Davie, who died on November 2, 2010, formerly of Unit 304 - 918 Roderick Ave, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1R1, Canada, are hereby required to send the particulars of their claims to the undersigned Executor, George Tan, 615 - 5th Ave, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1X3, Canada on or before September 1, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to claims that have been received by the Executor.
A36 Wednesday, July 27, 2011, Tri-City News
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