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Angels among us Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society members Fritz Radandt, Pippa van Velzen and Brian Hubbard are promoting the group’s Guardian Angels display — mounted at three locations in and around city hall — honouring the history of those who have served as firefighters, police and emergency services in the area.

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No bows allowed under proposed Coquitlam bylaw

Mayors set to hike gas tax Enough yes votes pledged from Surrey, Vancouver, Tri-Cities for TransLink plan that would help fund the Evergreen Line

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The protection and destruction of animals — as well as the safety of humans — were top of That’s the total mind for Coquitlam city council this week. Coquitlam is givOn Monday, council diing out in casino rected city staff to write a grants: page 8 bylaw banning bow hunting within the municipal boundaries. The unanimous vote came after two bears were struck by arrows on private property in June — and one of the injured bruins stumbled into the nearby Minnekhada Regional Park.

Mayors from Surrey, Vancouver, the Tri-Cities and several other cities are poised to force through a two-cent-a-litre gas tax hike to help fund the Evergreen Line and other transit expansion projects. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson and mayors from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Langley City, West Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver issued a joint statement Tuesday saying they will vote in favour of TransLink’s Moving Forward supplement on Friday. The seven mayors represent 70% of Metro Vancouver’s 2.5 million residents and hold enough population-weighted votes to force the plan through even if most of the region’s 22 cities object. The mayors of Burnaby, Richmond and Delta said they will oppose the plan. The extra two cents a litre in gas tax would take effect next April and raise $40 million a year of the needed $70

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“There’s no one in the region who thinks we do not need these projects.” Mayor Richard Stewart million annually to fund the plan. Mayors and the province would have one year to negotiate another $30 million worth of new funding sources for TransLink — perhaps road pricing, a vehicle levy, a second regional carbon tax or other mechanisms. If the province gets cold feet and refuses to approve new sources, the plan requires property taxes go up an average of $23 instead — a scenario that’s unacceptable to mayors in Richmond and Delta. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said he’s disappointed in the opposition from Richmond and Burnaby. see BRODIE: FUNDING FUNDING,, page 12


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Shooting at Mr. Lube not gang-related, say cops Victim was targeted, says a Coq. RCMP officer, and is being somewhat co-operative By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam RCMP have identified a potential suspect in the shooting last Wednesday at the Barnet Highway Mr. Lube that sent one man to hospital. While no arrests have been made, Cpl. Jamie Chung told The Tri-City News yesterday that investigators believe they know who pulled the trigger in the brazen daytime shooting. The victim is well-known to police and the incident appeared to be

Numbers are up The number of classes in Tri-City public schools with more than three students with individual education plans (IEP) is slightly higher this fall than the same time last year. A report approved by the School District 43 board of education last Thursday stated there were 708 classes with more than three students with IEPs. Last fall, when a group of parents from Sir Frederick Banting middle school expressed concerns about class composition, the district reported 660 classes as having more than three students with IEPs. In each case, consultation takes place with teachers and principals and the school superintendent must make sure the learning conditions are appropriate for students. Meanwhile, the district is also reporting that 54 classes exceeded minimum class size requirements but all involve music or choir instruction. By law, Grades 4 to 12 classes must have no more than 30 students and no more than three students with IEPs. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Water level is up Unexpected service work at the Buntzen Lake powerhouse has caused the reservoir water levels to rise. The above-average water levels have resulted in the closure of Buntzen Lake trail (west) and floating bridge. The south beach is submerged, the north beach, grass area, docks, boat launch, access road and turn-around are closed. Boats on trailers are unable to launch at this time. In late 2010 and earlier this year, a project to replace a turbine at the Buntzen Lake powerhouse lasted seven months and caused water levels to rise, submerging beaches and picnic areas. The current issue is related to last year’s turbine replacement. BC Hydro, which owns the reservoir north of Port Moody, is unable to determine the duration of the work. For more information, visit www.bchydro.com. jgauthier@tricitynews.com

targeted but Chung stopped short of saying the shooting was gang-related. “Just because somebody is known to police does not mean he is officially in a gang,” Chung said. “If they belonged to certain groups, we would say the shooting is gang-related.” Neither the suspect nor the victim, who is expected to recover, has been officially identified and Chung said the matter is likely motivated by “drug-related activities.” Chung said the victim has been somewhat co-operative but police are still following up with their investigation. At around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, a man opened fire on another man who was standing outside of his car while getting an oil change. Police said approximately five rounds were fired before the

suspect jumped into a nearby vehicle and sped off. The victim was responsive when several bystanders went to assist. One witness, who was parked in front of the building, said the shooter walked right past his vehicle while he was waiting for a fluid change. The suspect was not covering his face and appeared to be holding a handgun, he said. RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said the shooter had no regard for the other employees or customers at the Mr. Lube when he opened fire on the facility. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Investigators examine the crime scene after a shooting last Wednesday afternoon at a Mr. Lube store on Barnet Highway in Coquitlam.. JENNIFER GAUTHIER/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Douglas College is hosting 1,000 international students Number of foreign students at DC campuses up 17% this year By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Tri-City K-to-12 schools aren’t the only game in town when it comes to enrolling international education students. Douglas College is also a major player in the field of international education, boasting a 17% hike this fall in the number of foreign students taking post-secondary courses at the Coquitlam and New Westminster campuses. This fall, Douglas enrolled 1,000 international students, the same number as School District 43, which is considered one of the most successful international education programs in the province. President Scott McAlpine attributed the increased enrolment to greater awareness of the college abroad, including an understanding that the college provides “clear learning pathways” for students. “We are clearly a welcoming institution to international students,” McAlpine said, noting that the college was recently recognized with an award for showing leadership in internationalization from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges. Like SD43, the college has an international department that recruits students from abroad and has been targeting China, a major source of students for both. Partnering with Chinese post-secondary education institutions and enabling students to take dual degrees is another reason for the program’s success in Asia, McAlpine said. According to the college, 49% of its international students are from China with another 16.5% coming from South Korea. But the college is also attracting students from India and South America, and the college would like to expand in those areas. International students pay five times the tuition fees of domestic students — about $11,460 for 24 credits — and the extra money

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Veterinary programs are just one of the options at Douglas College’s David Lam campus in Coquitlam. generated by these fees pays for an additional 375 seats for domestic students, according to McAlpine, adding that the program generates about $11.3 million in revenue and $24.5 million in spinoffs to the B.C. economy. While they’re here, international students have to pay for meals and lodging, and their families often visit. Most make their own private arrangements for apartments but some live in home-stay situations. They typically don’t take a full course load and most are taking business or humanities and social sciences courses, often finishing their degree at Douglas, although many do transfer to other universities. While the program is lucrative for the college, McAlpine said it’s not all about money. Douglas is endeavouring to provide international experiences to all its students by exposing them to students from around

the world and giving them opportunities to study abroad themselves. For example, the college’s international programs subsidize some of the costs of field schools in Wales, Belize and, in Uganda, a child, family and community studies practicum. “The point here is international education is creating domestic opportunities and also it’s just plain good for Douglas College because our students at Douglas are the ultimate beneficiaries of being exposed to different perspectives and different people.” Overall, Douglas College’s enrolment has grown 5% from last year to 10,700 students. It’s up almost 12% from 2009 and McAlpine attributed much of the increase to a faltering economy which is encouraging people to return to school to improve their job prospects. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com


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land owned by BC Hydro, which would require permission from the Crown corporation. The city would also need a commitment from TransLink to cover 50% of the $800,000 cost as part of its cycling infrastructure funding program. Council’s approval of the funding request, Currie said, would allow city staff to begin serious negotiations with both the transit authority and BC Hydro. If the route is approved by council, it would be consistent with the trails outlined in the city’s Master Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, which was adopted in 2007. That plan calls for improved crossings, easier pedestrian access to elementary schools and new sidewalks and dedicate bike routes. The east-west bicycle crossing would also help funnel people into the city’s downtown, connecting them with other transit services, including West Coast Express as well as recreation and shopping amenities. A paved pedestrian/bike path would be separated from the road and would have a width of approximately 3 to 4 m, said a city staff report. Currie said that if the city receives the necessary approvals by early next year, construction on the facility could commence in spring or summer 2012. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Port Coquitlam council is looking at a proposed $800,000 pedestrian/bike trail along Kingsway Avenue that city staff say would enhance the municipality’s eastwest cycling connections. Engineering staff are recommending councillors approve the first phase of the trail, which would run on the north side of Kingsway between Broadway Street and Wilson Avenue. Dave Currie, the city’s manager of transportation, said the route would eventually continue right to the Mary Hill Bypass, connecting the city’s west side with the Pitt River bridge, Pitt Meadows and beyond. “This would provide further connections to our industrial and job centres further east and also a direct connection to the Pitt River Bridge trail system,” Currie said. “It is very much a high-quality trail facility that would function well for the Tri-Cities.” But a few hurdles must be cleared before the cycling infrastructure can be built. The planned route would use

TRANSPORTATION FEEDBACK Port Coquitlam’s transportation challenges will be on the agenda at an upcoming open house, where the public is invited to give feedback on the city’s Master Transportation Plan. The document will replace a previous plan drafted in 2000 and will guide the city on future transit infrastructure improvements and upgrades. An open house will be held at Wilson Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) on Oct. 18 between 6 and 9 p.m. Display panels about the current transportation system and its challenges will be on hand and residents are encouraged to share their views with staff, consultants and council. Input will also be collected at www. portcoquitlam.ca/mtp. Future opportunities for public involvement will come in the new year, when the city will seek feedback on the working draft plan in January before the final draft comes before council in the spring. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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COQUITLAM CITY COUNCIL: OCT. 3/11 MEETING

How they voted As a service to our readers, The Tri-City Newss publishes charts of how Coquitlam city councillors vote on issues before them at city council meetings...

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GIVE THREE READINGS TO THE 2011 ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL BYLAW [PASSED]

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Coun. Selina Robinson, who brought the motion forward, said the hunting incidents happened on farm land in northeast Coquitlam, close to the DeBoville Slough, which is frequented by dog walkers. Coun. Mae Reid said, “I thought the bow and arrow went out with Robin Hood.” Coquitlam will now look at adopting similar bylaws passed in Chilliwack, Saanich, Langford and Whistler, which impose fines on bow hunters. But Mayor Richard Stewart said in those municipalities, bow hunting is allowed for agricultural purposes as farmers are allowed to shoot animals using bow and arrows to protect their crops under the Right To Farm Act. “Staff do not believe that such an argument is likely to succeed [locally]; however, this could be evaluated in more detail in a future report,” Bill Susak, Coquitlam’s general manager of engineering, wrote in a memo to council last month. “Similarly, the bylaw prohibition may also be subject to challenge by Aboriginal groups in the future but staff anticipate this could be managed at an administrative level.” Susak also told council that staff will consider updating the city’s firearms bylaw in conjunction with the new bow hunting rules. Also on Monday, city council unanimously voted to give three readings to update the Animal Care and Control Bylaw, adding another definition for dangerous dogs — and giving city enforcement more teeth. Under the existing, 18-year-old policy, canines are either classified as “dogs” or “vicious dogs,” leaving no middle ground for city

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bylaw or legal staff and dog owners. T h e d r a f t by l aw, which is expected to be adopted next month, allows for the term “aggressive dogs” — that is, dogs that have been a g g re s s ive i n p u b lic and dogs that have caused minor injuries. Owners of aggressive dogs will have to keep their pooches on shorter leashes and won’t be allowed to set their dogs free in off-leash dog zones. “Vicious dogs,” on the other hand, will now be

defined as pets that have seriously hurt a person or animal, or caused multiple minor injuries at least once. Vicious dog owners will have to muzzle their canines in public, post warning signs on their land and keep their dogs confined when left alone. Owners of vicious dogs that are at large face a $500 fine. Meanwhile, the city will also set up voluntary cat registration to help identify lost felines. Similar programs are already in place in Mission, Victoria, Oliver

and Creston. According to a city staff report, only 10% of cats that are found and brought into the Coquitlam Animal Shelter are reunited with their owners, compared with 89% of dogs brought to the shelter. The city re gistration service will be free when it starts. As well, the city plans to offer bimonthly microchipping clinics at the Mariner Way pound until December 2012 for dog and cat owners. The cost will be $10 per pet. jwarren@tricitynews.

Notice of Public Input Opportunity Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. DVP00014 FOR EXTENSION OF NICOLA AVENUE EAST OF FREMONT CONNECTOR This is to notify you that the Council of the City of Port Coquitlam will be conducting a Public Input Opportunity for a Development Variance Permit application in respect of the above noted proposed road at Council’s regular meeting of Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The meeting will commence at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC. The Development Variance Permit will vary the regulations of Subdivision Servicing Bylaw, 1987, No. 2241 to allow for a reduced road dedication to an 18-metre width for the extension of Nicola Avenue, east of the Fremont Connector. A copy of the proposed Development Variance Permit and the Report to Council can be seen at www.portcoquitlam.ca/get involved. If you wish to comment on the application, you may write to the Corporate OfÀcer prior to the meeting, or attend the Council meeting, at which time you will be given an opportunity to be heard, or to present a written submission. Further information may be obtained from the Development Services Department at 604-927-5442. Susan Rauh, CMC Corporate OfÀcer 604-927-5421 rauhs@portcoquitlam.ca

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Notice of Public Hearing Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC

OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3783 Intent of the Proposed p Bylaw: y To amend the OfÀcial Community Plan (OCP) to include site speciÀc design guidelines. Location of Property p y Affected: Portion of 530, 550, 560 and 568 Dominion Avenue and 731 Lougheed Highway

ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3784 Intent of the Bylaw: y To provide for rezoning to Residential Apartment RA1 and Residential Townhouse RTh3 for the proposed Dominion Riverfront residential neighbourhood and allow for the amenity space requirements of the apartment buildings to be located in a common amenity building within the development. Location of Properties p Affected: Portion of 530, 550, 560 and 568 Dominion Avenue and 731 Lougheed Highway Inspection p of Documents: A copy of the proposed Bylaws may be inspected in the Corporate OfÀce, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, except Saturdays, Sundays, and any Statutory Holiday, until October 11, 2011, inclusive. Further information and larger maps can be seen at www.portcoquitlam.ca/getinvolved p q g and further details can be obtained from the Development Services Department at 604-927-5442. Also available for inspection are copies of the “OfÀcial Community Plan Bylaw, 2004, No. 3467” and “Zoning Bylaw, 2008, No. 3630”, (which would be amended by the proposed Bylaws) and various reports and plans referring speciÀcally to the purpose of the amending Bylaws. Public Participation: p At the hearing the public will be allowed to make representations to the Council respecting matters contained in the proposed Bylaws and all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaws. Susan Rauh, CMC Corporate OfÀcer 604.927.5421 corporateofÀce@portcoquitlam.ca

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Twenty-two Coquitlam groups will split more than $300,000 after being awarded 2011 Spirit of Coquitlam grants this week and seven of the recipients are repeats from last year. The Community Festival Planners’ Network, Coquitlam Heritage Society, Family Fishing Society, Place des Arts Society, Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam, Ter ry Fox Foundation and Vancouver Korean Dance Society also scored 2010 Spirit grants. The grants are funded by 12.5% of the casino revenue Coquitlam receives as host city to the Boulevard Casino. Since the g rant prog ram started in 2002 under the name Community Capital Fund grants, 129 community groups have collected $4.8 million in casino cash, with the Coquitlam Heritage Society, Place des Arts and the Kinsmen Club collecting nearly $200,000 each. Earlier this year, council tightened the evaluation criteria, requesting applicants show, among other things, how their program, event or activity will be funded and sustainable, and benefit a large number of Coquitlam residents. Meanwhile, city council on Monday also handed out $14,458 in Active grants to the Kateslem Youth Society ($4,890); Omega Gymnastic Society ($4,568); and KidSport Tri-Cities ($5,000), all of which also received grant money last year. Active grants were established two years ago

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Searching, sports and more This year, the city is doling out a total of $317,208 in Spirit of Coquitlam grants to (in alphabetical order): • Coastal Sound Music Academy Society: $61,595 for choral risers and choral shell; • Community Festival Planners’ Network: $25,000 for the 2012 Coquitlam event guide; • Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Services Society: $1,869 for a portable outdoor shelter; • Coquitlam Heritage Society: $8,035 for outdoor upgrades to Heritage Square; • Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association: $25,000 for board and volunteer development and training; • Coquitlam Search and Rescue: $45,419 for a helicopter external transport system; • Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame: $15,000 for sports celebration days and community sports fair; • Evergreen Cultural Centre: $15,000 for emerging talent and teen projects; • Family Fishing Society: $1,500 for a Lafarge Lake fishing weekend; • Kinette Club of Coquitlam: $25,000 for outdoor adult fitness equipment at Town Centre Park;

to promote and increase physical fitness in children involved in sports and recreation programs. According to a city staff report, all of this year’s applications for

• Mundy Road elementary PAC: $20,293 for playground upgrades; • Oakdale Heritage Society: $2,500 for Oakdale Park upgrades; • Our Lady of Fatima school: $17,203 for playground upgrades; • Palme’s Performing Society: $1,280 for Russian Christmas in the Coquitlam Winter Festival; • Place des Arts Society: $16,314 for teaching studio and performance hall upgrades; • Theatrix Youtheatre Society: $4,700 for portable lighting and stand unit; • Rochester elementary PAC: $15,000 for playground equipment; • Riverview Horticultural Centre Society: $2,000 for Treefest 2012; • Société francophone de Maillardville: $3,000 for St. Jean Baptiste celebration 2012; • The Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam: $1,500 for community trailer equipment; • The Terry Fox Foundation: $5,000 for Coquitlam Terry Fox Run 2012; • and Vancouver Korean Dance Society: $5,000 for the 16th annual Korean Dance Festival.

the Spirit and Active funding grants were approved but not all Spirit grant recipients got all the money they requested. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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eritage Minister and Tri-City MP James Moore has an opportunity to save the day for the RCMP in British Columbia if he can play the role of conciliatory intervener in the current federal-provincial imbroglio over contract negotiations. By playing Dudley Do-Right, the heroic Mountie, to the federal government’s Snidely Whiplash, Moore may be able to raise the legitimate concerns of provincial and municipal leaders and gain a deal acceptable to all parties. He surely understands the concerns of municipal and provincial leaders who shoulder the burden of policing costs and want more say in approving new expenses. Moore appeared to concede as much in a speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities last week, when he insisted the federal government wants to “work together” to cement a deal. By stepping in, Moore can present B.C.’s case to the federal government, which has to this point appeared to be taking a hard-line stance in negotiations. With Alberta renewing its RCMP contract through to 2032, B.C. would seem to be on its in own negotiations and is threatening to replace the RCMP with a provincial police force. But the stakes are higher in B.C., where 70% of policing is done by the RCMP compared to 42% in Alberta. Never a shrinking-violet, Premier Christy Clark isn’t backing down on the issue of accountability, and why should she? But more detail is required to establish that it would be cheaper to build a new force from scratch. Alberta did such a study in 2003, and figured the costs would be higher, although there are other issues to be concerned about other than money. Think reversing the HST decision is difficult? Imagine trying to get a new police force going while still maintaining the integrity of all the files, old, current and new. It would be a challenge and the premier knows this, and has indicated a willingness to get back to the negotiating table. Perhaps, with Moore as a go-between, B.C. can get a fair deal that will last for the next decade and beyond.

The meters are smart, the leaders... not so much BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VANCOUVER he annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention last week spent quite a bit of time talking about new wireless technology. Unfortunately, most of it was wasted on ignorance and fear, fanned by the NDP, Green Party and some like-minded opportunists in local government. A tiny group of protesters gathered outside the Vancouver convention centre each morning, setting up a pile of picket signs wailing about imagined smart meter sins — from privacy invasion to human rights violations. One of them allowed that she was wearing “special clothing” to ward off the bad rays. That’s understandable, since BC Hydro calculates that a delegate’s wireless signal exposure from four days at the UBCM convention is equivalent to standing next to a smart meter for 1,147 years. And that’s not even

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calculating those other horrible sources of electromagnetic energy bombarding downtown Vancouver, such as traffic lights, spark plugs and, let’s not forget, the sun or Earth’s molten core. It wasn’t all foolishness, however. I attended an economic development panel at which physician and cabinet minister Margaret MacDiarmid described the continuing extension of rural cell phone and internet service underway since the extension of the B.C. government’s contract with Telus. There was not a discouraging word about cell phone towers, the innovation that spawned the anti-wireless cult in California many years ago. Quite the contrary. MacDiarmid was beseeched to get cell service to northern Vancouver Island and un-serviced parts of the Interior, and to cut through the multi-ministry maze still required for routine approval of towers. Cell phones save lives on remote highways. In the main hall, supposedly experienced municipal leaders continued to parrot fear of “microwaves” and such drivel, either

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because they believe it or because they are pandering to those who do. This continued on talk radio, which stoked the smart meter “controversy” all week, apparently because it reliably generates angry calls. The descent into farce became complete when delegates had a show of hands on a resolution to place a moratorium on a smart meter installation program that BC Hydro has already paid for. The vote was too close to call so they had to fish out their wireless voting devices to vote about 55% in favour of the moratorium. Premier Christy Clark was asked after the convention if her government would contemplate a moratorium on meter installation. “No,” she replied. This is not surprising, since the motion effectively asks BC Hydro to waste $930 million. “I’ve spent quite a bit of time talking with the experts about it,” Clark said. “I don’t share those health concerns because when we’re surrounded by wireless and cell phones, there are a lot of other sources of the problem that they’re concerned about.”

I’ve argued with numerous people about this. They often start with an exaggerated claim about the World Health Organization’s risk rating. In fact, WHO acknowledges that people who claim hypersensitivity to electromagnetic signals can’t identify them in controlled studies. WHO also notes that cell phone tower emissions are effectively five times weaker than the FM radio and TV signals to which we’ve all been exposed for decades. And cell base stations reach no more than 2% of international limits. And smart meter signals are much weaker than that. I’m done arguing with people who make up their own facts. I’ll just address those who haven’t bought into this nonsense. Please, survey your council candidates on smart meters, and on Nov. 19, support only those who have the common sense to understand what a smart grid is. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Has province’s charter failed?

The Editor, If we need to be discussing a muWhy are we discussing a munici- nicipal auditor general, what mespal auditor general? Wasn’t the intro- sage is being sent to the public about duction of the Community Charter the performance of municipal govin 2004 designed to balance greater ernments since the introduction of municipal autonomy with greater the Community Charter seven short municipal accountability? Have we years ago? been sold another bill-of-goods? Is there an insinuation that the Pa r t 4 , D iv i s i o n 5 o f t h e public is at fault, having failed to adCommunity Charter lays out a re- equately review the reports prepared quirement for municipalities to pro- by municipalities as required by the duce an annual municipal report by Community Charter? June 30. Section 98 of the Community So, again, with this provincial Charter requires that certain infor- government-imposed framework, mation must be included in the report why are we discussing a municipal (e.g., audited financial auditor general? Is this statements, objectives, an admission that the measures and a progress Community Charter You can comment on report) for public review. is yet another governany story you read at An effective progress ment boondoggle, like www.tricitynews.com reporting system gives a the latest version of local government the opTransLink? Perhaps we portunity to set expectations, tarshoulld really be discussing the gets and objectives for its operations effectiveness of the Community effective and services. These objectives should Charter? be meaningful to the community and Taxpayers need to hear municipal something the municipality can actu- incumbents vigourously defend their ally influence or change. performance with specific details of The efficiency and effectiveness the outcomes that demonstrate valueof a particular service or program for-money. Hopefully we’ll get lots of can be evaluated based on metrics. answers from candidates during the Measures may be expressed as raw upcoming civic election campaigns. numbers, data or percentages. John Grasty, Port Moody

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Light rail offers more for less The Editor, As P.T. Barnum observed, “There is a sucker born every minute.” And with the regional mayors goose-stepping in unison with TransLink’s demand for more money, it seems we are governed by suckers. TransLink’s gambit was to scare regional mayors with dire predictions of transit chaos if new sources of taxpayers’ money stopped flowing to the ivory towers on Kingsway, and it seems TransLink’s predictions of transit Armageddon worked. What has been not tackled is why TransLink is short on cash. The answer is simple, yet the powers that be just do not want to hear it: It is SkyTrain.

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The letter writer says SkyTrain is too expensive. SkyTrain is a proprietary light-metro system and the taxpayer is paying three to four times more to build with it instead with modern light rail. Put another way, for every 1 km of SkyTrain built, we could have built 3 to 4 km of light-rail transit (LRT). The following example clearly illustrates the problem: Portland, Oregon, for an investment of $3 billion, has 85 km of LRT

operating on four lines, with 85 stations. Portland also has two streetcar lines. Metro Vancouver, for an investment of more than $8 billion, has 69 km of SkyTrain and Canada Line light-metro (the Canada Line is not compatible with SkyTrain in operation), with 47 stations. Thus, for almost one third the investment, Portland has a larger urban rail network, with

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Changes coming to B.C. schools By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

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In her first throne speech Premier Christy Clark announced the province will increase funding for special-needs support and provide new training for teachers. money for special needs support will be in the “tens of millions” over the next three years. Decreasing class sizes by one student across the province would cost $150 million, and research suggests that smaller classes are far down the list of things that improve education outcomes, he said. The speech promises “additional flexibility and choice” in educating students, adding that “these changes will be bold and represent a significant improvement in how, when and

where education takes place.” NDP leader Adrian Dix said improvements to special needs support are only coming because of a B.C. Supreme Court decision earlier this year giving the government a year to consult on class size and composition limits taken out of teacher bargaining in 2002. “The government that lost in court on its action on class size and composition is now saying they may make some changes,” Dix said. “But in the year that we’re in, 12,000 classrooms are

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The search continues for an elderly man who disappeared last week after leaving a family member’s Port Coquitlam home for what was supposed to be a 15 minute walk. Jaffar Imenpour, who is visiting from Iran, has not been seen since 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, and his family has offered a $5,000 reward

for any inforRCMP Cpl. mation that Jamie Chung. leads to his “The investiwhereabouts. gation is still Ye s t e r d a y, very much acpolice said they tive.” were continuF a m i l y ing the search m e m b e r s and had been from Europe talking to the and Iran have family to find IMENPOUR flown to the any insights they may Lower Mainland to ashave as to where the sist with the search, 74-year-old has gone. Chung added. “Our investigators Imenpour is dea r e s p e a k i n g w i t h scribed as an Iranian them,” said Coquitlam male, 5’11” tall, weigh-

ing approximately 190 lb. He is balding with white hair and a white moustache, and was last seen wearing a dark blue ball cap, black jacket, blue jeans, black runners and glasses. When he left the PoCo home, he did not have his wallet, money or a phone. Imanpour does not speak English and does not know anyone in the area other than

his family. He is known to frequent Starbucks in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, and his family said he does not suffer from dementia or Alzheimers disease. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550. Mehrdad Imanpour, Jaffer’s son, can also be contacted at mehrdad_ iman@hotmail.com. gmckenna @tricitynews.com

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Defenders of the right to grow pot under a medical marijuana licence scored a small victory at last week’s Union of BC Municipalities convention when they derailed a resolution that sought to require distribution be only through licensed commercial growers. Several Metro Vancouver cities want tighter rules to cut down on the number of growops blamed for feeding organized crime and causing safety risks. D o n n a S h u g a r, a Sunshine Coast Regional District director, said forcing users to buy through producers might leave the poor and disabled unable to affordably get medical marijuana if they can no longer grow their own. She said concer ns about safety could instead be dealt with by reducing the number of plants a licensed user can grow. A M e t ch o s i n re p called marijuana part of the fabric of B.C. society and said the government should “stop pussyfooting around the issue” and simply decriminalize pot. Others said the resolution was redundant because Ottawa has already indicated its planned overhaul of the licensing system will phase out individual growing permits. It’s the third straight year UBCM delegates have blocked resolu-

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CASINO RULES B.C. cities are demanding tougher scrutiny of gambling due to the infiltration of casinos by organized crime. Delegates at UBCM passed a resolution that argues the provincial Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General is in a conflict of interest because it oversees both the B.C. Lottery Corp., which runs casino gambling, and the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch

that regulates it. Separate ministries should oversee those functions, according to the resolution, which also calls for a review of public gambling to restore confidence and a probe by the Auditor General into how charities benefit.

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SD43 teacher loses license after sex assault By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A Coquitlam teacher who pleaded guilty to sexual assault in the U.S. has agreed to cancel his teaching licence, according to the BC College of Teachers (BCCT). Grant Hoyme, who taught

Grade 2 and 3 at Cape Horn elementary school, was arrested in Oregon while attending an education seminar in the summer of 2009. According to BCCT, Hoyme sexually assaulted a woman in the hotel where he was staying after climbing through her window with a

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at Cape Horn elementary following his 2009 arrest but School District 43 would not comment on his work history. Cheryl Quinton, the manager of communications for SD43, told The Tri-City News Hoyme no longer works for the district but said she could not give any more details, cit-

ing privacy concerns. “I can’t talk about the timing of events at all,” she said. “When we are informed of anything, we do act on it. We work very hard to ensure the safety of our students.” Quinton would not say when the district learned of Hoyme’s legal troubles.

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Guardian Angels’ history on display Event honours PoCo’s police, fire and emergency services By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Fire, police and emergency services personnel will be honoured as part of the Port Coquitlam H e r i t a g e S o c i e t y ’s Guardian Angels display set up around the municipality this fall. U n i fo r m s, e q u i p ment and other historical items will be showcased at PoCo city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.), the Archives (2100-2253 Leigh Sq.) and the display centre (2571 Mary Hill Rd.). The society hopes the event will commemorate the organizations the public relies on in case of emergency and inform the people about their long history in the municipality. Pippa van Velzen, president of the PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society, said she hopes the display will conjure up memories for residents who may have had experiences with emergency officials. “We want to honour our guardian angels,” she said. “We are hoping people will submit their memories of how they might have been helped by these people.” One of the stories society members came across while curating the display was how PoCo’s fire hall burned down in the early 1920s, a tale that highlights how far emergency preparedness has come in the city. Fritz Radandt, a society member, said in the early days, the responsibilities of both the fire and police chief generally rested with one person, who lived at the fire hall. A blaze in the hall’s kitchen burned

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Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society president Pippa van Velzen stands next to a manequin wearing an early police uniform at the Leigh Square archives. She is encouraging the public to see the society’s Guardian Angels exhibit honouring the history of those who have served as firefighters, police and emergency services providers in the community. The display will be featured at PoCo city hall, the Leigh Square Archives and the display centre (2571 Mary Hill Rd.) starting today until December. down much of the building and set fire to nearby structures before crews from a neighbouring municipality arrived to help. Firefighters were able to save their truck but most of their hoses and equipment were destroyed in the blaze.

“There was a hydrant outside and nobody thought to use it,” Radandt said. “New Westminster had to come and put it out.” When PoCo almost went bankrupt several years later, the surviving fire truck was sold and crews responded

to emergencies using a converted dump truck. That lasted until the 1950s, when a proper fire truck was purchased from Ontario; that truck is now used annually in the PoCo May Day parade. Po r t C o q u i t l a m ’s police force also has a

lengthy history. When the municipality was first incorporated, two officers worked out of city hall, where the jail was located. In the 1920s, a provincial force took over policing duties in PoCo, then the RCMP took charge in the 1950s. The St. Johns

Ambulance Service and Coquitlam Search and Rescue have also contributed uniforms, equipment and photographs to the display. The opening for PoCo’s Guardian Angels was to be held today (Wednesday) at city hall. The items will be on dis-

play until December at all three locations. Those who wish to submit their memories of PoCo’s guardian angels can do so by emailing their story to pocoheritage1@gmail.com. For more information, go to www.pocoheritage. org.

Coq. library offers homework help to students With school back in session many students may discover they need a little extra help with some of their class projects and homework assignments. The Coquitlam Public Library is offering several free programs that can help students ease back into their homework woes and offer support to those struggling in certain areas of their studies. The Homework Help club is offered for students between Grade 2 and 7, where they will work side-by-side with teen tu-

tors, who are happy to explain the problems, provide advice and show correct techniques for answering questions. Sessions run at the City Centre branch between 3:45 and 4:30 p.m. every Friday until Nov. 25. There is also a Peer Homework Club being offered to students in Grades 9 through 12 at the Poirier branch. Students will work in small groups with a certified teacher, who will help participants with assignments and teach

techniques on how to stay ahead of their schoolwork. The meetings run between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Nancy Bennett Room between now and December. French tutorials will also be conducted at the Poirier branch on Wednesdays for between 4 and 4:45 p.m. Teen tutors must be in Grades 9 through 12, and speak fluent French. At the weekly meetings, they will work with French immersion students from elementary and

middle school. Together, they will read books, tackle homework assignments, or engage in simple, everyday conversations, all intended to help the youngsters hone their language skills. Students and tutors must register to participate and can do so by emailing librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@library. coquitlam.bc.ca or call 604-937-4140 (ext. 208). newsroom@tricitynews.com


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about what courage is and isn’t, and the many forms it takes. • Willow’s Whispers by Lana Button: A story about a little girl named Willow whom no one hears because she speaks so quietly. With a good idea, Willow finally learns to solve her own whisper problem. In the story, everyone cheers when Willow is successful and this is a great message for young children. Simple cartoon illustrations capture the child’s emotions as she struggles to be heard. • One by Kathryn Otoshi: This is another great and simply told story about colours and counting that turns into a lesson on bullying. A very smart, well designed story that

ends up including everyone in its game and in the end emphasizes: “Sometimes it just takes One.” • Incredible You!: 10 ways to Let your Greatness Shine Through and Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life by Wayne Dyer: Both have vibrant, colourful illustrations and many positive messages for children. The author drives home the importance of being yourself and not just trying to fit in. • Noni says No by Heather HarttSussman: Noni can do many things: She can give her baby brother his bottle, she can help her mother in the kitchen and she can even walk over to her

friend Susie’s house. But Noni just can’t say “No.” When Noni finally finds her voice, the consequences are not what she — or the reader — expects. This story is an exploration of friendship and of the importance of trusting one’s own judgment. Many children (as well as many adults) will root for Noni as she learns that you can stand up for yourself and still be a good friend. • I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting off a Little Selfesteem by Jamie Lee Curtis: Told in alternating points of view, a girl’s and a boy’s, Curtis celebrates the key to feeling good, which is liking yourself because you are you. The zany and lively artwork go well

with the text. Curtis’ other books are well worth a look as well. Check with your local library for read-aloud books for your family to enjoy. Everyone loves a good story. A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Helena Ashcroft-Loberg is a library technician at Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

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Tri-City elementary students could get the chance to find out what it takes to be a fire chief for a day, as Fire Prevention Week kicks off in some municipalities next Monday. Emergency officials will be handing out safety booklets to schools across the region asking students to outline their fire preparedness plans. “They get the chance to take it home and work through it with their family,” said Port Coquitlam’s acting assistant fire chief, Randy Minaker. “Our program is built around practising your home escape plan.”

The student whose booklet is selected by his or her hometown’s fire department will get the chance to be fire chief for a day and will tour the fire hall, meet staff and eat lunch with firefighters. Fire Prevention Week runs between Oct. 9 to 15. During that time, Port Coquitlam fire crews will be visiting 16 schools in the municipality, targeting their education efforts at the Grade 3 and Grade 4 levels. In Coquitlam, the department will hold an open house at the Mariner fire station (775 Mariner Way) and invite residents to meet fire officials and sit in the trucks. The event will take place on Wednesday,

Oct. 12, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. “It is an opportunity for members of the public to come in and meet firefighters and see the equipment,” said Paula Faedo, a fire inspector with Coquitlam Fire and Rescue. “We will also have some public education information.” Port Moody fire department is encouraging residents to practise their fire escape plan during Fire Prevention Week. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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C o q u i t l a m ’s Jo e l McCar thy can’ t remember the first time he made a film but he can remember first time he asked the question “Why does god hate me?” The title of the 21-year-old’s latest short film was inspired by a conference he attended during his days at Port Moody secondary school. It was hosted by fringe fundamentalist Christians in Reading, California and an overly zealous aunt — “Who’s a nice lady and all,” he notes — had forced him to go. “ I ’d a lw ay s b e e n around the very left-wing side of Christianity in my life and I assumed it would be more like that,” McCar thy recalled. “But about 10 minutes into this conference, people start speaking in tongues and I’m basically out of my comfort

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“Growing up in the suburbs of Vancouver my whole life — in Coquitlam — it was a really shocking thing to know that that’s not happening all that far away from us. Like, we drove there.” And with that in mind, this year McCarthy finished writing and directing Why Does God Hate Me?, a dark comedy short film tackling the issue of growing up Christian and homosexual.

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But while it was that first step out of his “comfort zone” that inspired the film, McCarthy said the movie’s topic isn’t really his home turf either. You see, McCarthy’s not gay, although he “definitely got the reli-

Small motor info at library Attention handy men and women: Coquitlam Public Library has a resource for you. Library patrons can access the Small Engine Repair Reference Centre, an online database of 440 reference books containing information on how to repair lawnmowers, motorcycles, ATVs or boat motors. More than 80,000 small engine repairs are covered, with more than 25 years of various engine models, as well as routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service. “We are confident the community will find it useful,” said Coquitlam reference librarian Jay Peters. “The library also subscribes to the automotive databases AllData and Auto Repair Reference Centre, which are quite popular, and people often ask us about small engine repair.” The library has free use of the database until next September but if its well used, according to Peters, it will consider subscribing to the database past the one-year mark. To access the online database, go to www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. A Coquitlam library card is required to log in. For more information, call 604937-4144, or visit the City Centre branch (3001 Burlington Dr.) or the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St.).

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gious persecution side of it,” he said. And audiences have been “getting” his film too. On Aug. 21, Why Does God Hate Me?? won best director in the gay/ lesbian short film category at the New York City International Film Festival.

The youngest by far on the list of nominees, the 20-year-old was up against competition nearly four times his senior. And while McCarthy isn’t gunning for Hollywood just yet — he’s still happily living at home in Coquitlam

while he prepares for his final year of film school at North Vancouver’s Capilano University — he does have a feature film script in the works that he hopes will further stir things up in his already bright young career. “I’ve been putting

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Bulbs and plants and... lasagna? Inspiration Garden October workshops In the grey days of fall, it can be hard for even the hardiest green thumb to find inspiration. That’s where Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden, located in Town Centre Park, comes in. It’s offering he following programs this month: • Make a spring lasagna bulb planter with Botanus Inc.: On Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., representatives of Botanus Inc., a mail order bulb company from Langley, will be at the Inspiration Garden to teach you how to make your own lasagna spring bulb planter in an easy hands-on class. Cost is $25 and all supplies are included. • Garden how-to’s: planting garlic, broad beans and ‘lasagna gardening’ plus pesticide free lawn and g arden care: On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Inspiration Garden will host back-to-back seminars at a cost of $5 each per person. From at noon to 1:15 p.m, join Sharon Hanna, an experienced food gardener and a regular contributor to GardenWise magazine, creator of HotBeds Grow Some Food at the Inspiration Garden. She will de-mystify how to plant garlic and broad beans, and present a

brief demo on “lasagna gardening,” also know as “sheet composting,” which is an organic way of building new beds. From 2 to 3 p.m. the same day, Catherine Dale, an organic master gardener from Society of Organic Urban Landscapers, will share how to keep your garden and lawn healthy and green naturally, without using artificial chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. To register online for

any of the three programs outlined above, go to www.coquitlam. ca/inspirationgarden. The city of Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden is an educational garden on the corner of Pipeline Road and Guildford Way in Town Centre Park and serves the Tri-Cities. The garden hosts workshops, seminars and special events throughout the growing season from March through October.

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Take a hike at Addington, Minnekhada Ah, fresh air. You can breathe some in and take a short hike this month that has something for everyone: tranquil wetlands, lush rainforest and views of Addington and Minnekhada marshes. Yo u c a n j o i n a

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Fantastic phantasm could play role in your winning entry The annual Scary Story Contest â&#x20AC;&#x201D; presented by Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and The Tri-City News â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is back and welcomes writers in two age categories: 11 to 14 years and 15 to 18 years. We can hear you snickering to yourself. Frightening a bunch of namby-pamby librarians and newspaper folk sounds simple, right? Well, think again. The judges know scary stories and scary movies. If you resort to clichĂŠs, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bundle up your entries, slip them inside a pillowcase and rest their heads on them â&#x20AC;&#x2122;til they nod off to sleep. So be original! Be daring! Write something judges havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen or heard or thought of. Make them fear the dark like they did as kids and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll end up with a tidy prize and your name in print. Please note that your story can be no longer than 500 words, three of which must be the ones you see under the contest rules below (look these words up in the dictionary if you are unclear of what they mean). The rules:

â&#x20AC;˘ Stories must be original works of fiction by the person whose name is listed on the entry. â&#x20AC;˘ Writers must be aged 11 to 18 years and live in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore or Belcarra. â&#x20AC;˘ Stories can be no more than 500 words in length. Stories longer than 500 words will be disqualified (titles and bylines do not count towards the total). â&#x20AC;˘ Each story must include the following words: revenant, phantasm and catacombs. â&#x20AC;˘ Each writer must include his or her name, age, phone number and city of residence with the entry. â&#x20AC;˘ Each entry must be emailed inline and/or as a Microsoft Word attachment to scarystorycontest2011@gmail.com no later than midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 18. â&#x20AC;˘ Winners are determined by judges and judgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; decisions are final. Winners in each age category will receive prizes valued at: $75 (first), $50 (second), and $25 (third). Selected entries will also be published in The TriCity News s on Friday, Oct. 28. newsroom@tricitynews.com

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Â&#x2122; Oct 23 - Salmon Come Home Join us at the Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery to see Coho and Chum salmon returning to their home streams! This popular family event is held rain or shine and will include ďŹ shy childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, music, concession, salmon viewing, live salmon demonstrations with Fisheries and Oceans and crafts. Â? Time: 11:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00 p.m. Â? Location: Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery, Hoy Creek Park, north of City Hall, west of CCAC Â? Admission: Free Â? Info: 604-927-6907, www.hsws.ca

Â&#x2122; Nov 19â&#x20AC;&#x201D;2011 General Local Election The 2011 General Local Election will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Remember to voteâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;It Matters!. Â? Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Â? Info: The electors of the City of Coquitlam will vote to select: 1 Mayor, 8 Councillors and 4 School Trustees.

Road R d And A d Utilit Utility Improvements I t Please use alternate routes to avoid delays. Â&#x2122; Austin Ave at Poirier â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Road widening work. Â&#x2122; Coast Meridian (Phase 2) - Millard to Highland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; New storm sewer construction 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mon to Fri. Detour of trafďŹ c along Highland, Marguerite and Millard to Coast Meridian will be in place Mon., Aug 29, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. to Fri. construction hours with trucks over 13,600 kg continuing to use Coast with intermittent ten minute closures.

Â&#x2122; Ebert Ave - Whiting Way to Robinson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Watermain installation. TrafďŹ c pattern change will be in place. The Society for Community Developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spirit of Community Awardsâ&#x201E;˘ honours individuals who are community builders, creating healthy community through their contributions and commitments.

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Â&#x2122; Mariner Way - Hickey to Austin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pavement rehabilitation. Expect trafďŹ c congestion. TrafďŹ c pattern changes will be in place.

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Â&#x2122; Lougheed Highway - Schoolhouse to Brunette â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ongoing intersection crosswalk improvements and pavement rehabilitation various areas, weather dependent.

Â&#x2122; Lougheed Highway - Dewdney to Orchid â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Concrete curb work. TrafďŹ c pattern change will be in place.

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Free programs for kids, families at Place Maillardville Place Maillardville, at 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam, offers the following free programs for families this fall: • Family Drop-in, through Dec. 21. Ideal for pre-school age children and their guardians, this program offers free play, crafts, games, songs, circle and story time. Drop in three times a week: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. This program is funded by the

United Way of Lower Mainland. • Family Drop-in Sports at Alderson elementary school, Thursdays, through Dec. 8 from 10:25 to 11:10 a.m. Participants will be introduced to a variety of sports through co-operative activities and play. Younger siblings may participate but the activities are designed for the pre-school aged child and their guardian. This program is funded by the United Way of Lower Mainland.

• French Conversation Club, for adults 19 years and older, is on the first and third Thursday of every month. This is a social, loosely structured group for adults who want to improve their French, converse with more ease, and meet other francophones. Focus on French with guest speakers, hot topics, group activities, resource and referral to other French activities in and around the Lower Mainland. Bonus: availability of French vol-

unteers to assist you as your learn French. • Money Skills: Financial Literacy, Saturdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 26 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Offered through the Family Services of Greater Vancouver, this workshop is designed to help adults increase their knowledge and confidence in the tasks of daily money management. Topics include budgeting, banking, credit and consumerism. For info, visit www.placemaillardville.ca

BACK ALLEYS DON’T RECYCLE UNWANTED ELECTRONICS But we do. Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Coquitlam:

Coquitlam Return-It Depot 2554 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam (604) 464-6648

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

Lougheed Return-It Depot 1045A Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam (778) 397-5005

ISN’T IT IMPORTANT TO REUSE BEFORE RECYCLING? While the program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential, we strongly encourage users to first reuse their products. If you choose to donate to a charity, make sure you have backed up your data and wiped your drives clean prior to donation.

WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?

HOW ARE ELECTRONICS RECYCLED?

Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.

Electronics collected for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. They are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from unwanted electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products.


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THURSDAY, OCT. 6 • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary fall bazaar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., in the lobby of the hospital. Shop for great decorations and crafts, as well as sewed, knitted and crocheted clothing, throws and more. ERH Auxiliary is raising money for hospital equipment and patient comfort items.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8 • Fraser Pacific Rose Society will be demonstrating how to put roses to bed for the winter, 10 a.m., in the Centennial Rose Garden at the

OCT. 6: GET YOUR BOAT READY • Port Moody Power and Sail Squadron, a not-for-profit, volunteer organization that teaches boating safety, is offering CPS engine and boat maintenance course just in time to safely winterize your boat. Info: www.portmoodypss.com or Lynn, 604-516-6072. Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-464-2754. • Terry Fox secondary school grad class of 1991 20-year reunion at PoCo Inn and Suites. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Info: www.terryfox91.com or email 91terryfox@gmail. com.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 11 • PoCo Ladies Legion Auxiliary meets, 1 p.m., Legion Branch 133 in PoCo. If you would like to meet new people, drop in or call 604-942-6028 for more information. • Burke Mountain Naturalists’ monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., in

• Tri-City Christian Women’s Club luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Heather Senges on “Finding joy when life falls apart.” Feature: Claudette from Curves. Reservations (by Oct. 10): Marie, 604-420-2667. • DivorceCare 13-week

video course, running 7-9 p.m., begins at Riverside Community Church, 1477 Lougheed Hwy., PoCo; course addresses personal struggles following a divorce and is in a supportive group setting. Cost: $20 for the workbook. Registration: 604-472-9988. Info: www. divorcecare.com.

MONDAY, OCT. 17 • Tri-City, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Newcomers Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. All women, not just those new to the area, wanting to have fun and promote new friendships are welcome to join. In addition

to the general meetings, members participate in various ongoing activity groups that meet monthly, such as: coffee/book club, breakfast club, games night, etc. Info: Wendy, 604-468-2423 or tricities_ newcomers@yahoo.ca. • Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets, 1 p.m., Astoria retirement home, 2245 Kelly Ave., PoCo. Speaker: Irene Laidley on osteoporosis. All persons with arthritis and/or their supporters are welcome.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR continued from page 28 • Dogwood and Glen Pine Senior Softball Association is starting a new team this fall and is looking for players for the Coquitlam 50+ SloPitch Club, which plays Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., Town Centre Park, Coquitlam. • Tri-City Transitions is hosting Learning to Be the Best I Can Be, an ongoing peer support group for women who have experienced abuse or family conflict. Topics include: the impact of abuse, selfesteem, communication, listening skills and more, including ideas suggested

A TOAST TO A NEW CLUB • New Toastmaster club: Are you interested in having fun while developing communication and leadership skills? Would you like to be able to deliver a powerful toast at a wedding or a memorable speech, or learn to lead a team more effectively? This is your opportunity to be a charter member of the new RP2 Toastmaster Club. The club will meet Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. at Port Moody rec complex. Info: Gene, 604 230-8030 or genevickers@ hotmail.com. by participants For more information or registration, call 604-941-6311. • Tri-City Transitions’ free Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides

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application or mail to 2505 Sunnyside Rd., Anmore. Info: www.friendlyforestpreschool.com. • The Family Resource Centre at Westwood elementary school, in co-operation with School District 43, is offering multi-sensory literacy tutoring; one-hour sessions at 4 p.m. are available to all children ages 5-8 in the Tri-Cities. Info: ldafrasernorth@gmail.com. • Girl Guides takes registrations on an ongoing basis for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and adult women volunteers. Training and mentoring available for new

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he general sales manager of Port Coquitlam’s Metro Ford Motors is the first to admit he’s stepping out of his comfort zone. Since June, Kent Magnuson — along with eight other high-profile business people and civic leaders working in the Tri-Cities — has been practising for Dancing With Our Stars (DWOS), a fundraiser for the Crossroads Hospice Society that will be held on Saturday at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam. Magnuson and his partner Brooke Foster will rumba and swing to Elvis Presley’s 1972 high-energy hit Burning Love, which starts “Lord almighty/I feel my temperature rising” — fitting lyrics given Magnuson’s nerves on stage. “I think before I go out, I’m going to have waves of panic,” he said, “but I’m just going to go for it. “Retreat is not an option.” Magnuson, like the other competitors, had no formal experience in ballroom dancing before he walked into the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in PoCo to begin lessons for the second annual charity event. Most of the dancers were recruited by Dee Parry, DWOS chairperson and a Tri-City News’’ sales rep who brought the idea to Crossroads after seeing a similar fundraiser in the Okanagan, based on the popular television show. The contestants were chosen because of their service work and community status, she said. “They are really brave for doing this,” Parry said, “because this is all foreign to them. They’ve never performed like this in front of a crowd and we’re so proud.” There have been some bumps along the way. One contestant pulled out for family reasons; another injured her foot badly away from the dance studio last month. Still, Parry promises this year’s performance will be just as good as the debut show, which was held at the Terry Fox Theatre in PoCo and collected more than $16,000 for the Port Moody-based hospice. Besides the friendly competition, which includes prizes for best technical and best overall dances — decided

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Brooke Foster and Kent Magnuson. by judges Cori Caulfield (Caulfield School of Dance), Mike Forrest (PoCo city councillor) and Chris Gallivan (Arthur Murray Vancouver owner) — there is top-notch entertainment. Global TV anchor Steve Darling and Karen Daniels of JRFM — both DWOS competitors last year — will emcee, Damian Marshall and KarenLee Batten will sing and Port Moody secondary’s Ben Freemantle will return home from San Francisco, where he is currently studying ballet, to wow the crowd with his cousin, Cecile LaRochelle, of LaRochelle Vocal Studios in Vancouver. Danielle McLellan, who was asked by her BC Ambulance colleague Bob Lee to join him as a contestant, said, “I just love to dance so I’m going to enjoy this. It’s also a great cause.” McLellan and her partner Darek Stiller will perform a burlesque-type number built around the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ cover of Phenomena. Ballroom dance champions Barbara Ferchuk and Brent Smith, co-franchisee owners of Arthur Murray in PoCo, said the competitors’ dance partners ensure the novices are guided properly. “They’re doing show dancing so, what’s most important, is that they’re smiling and giving it their best,” Ferchuk said. • Tickets at $50 are still available for Dancing With Our Stars, and are at the door. The event is on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. Call 604-468-9403. with Barbara Lynn Copprotary • Danielle McLellan (BC Ambulance) with Darek Stiller • Kyle O’Genski (Mr. Mike’s Restaurant) with Christy Consell • Selina Robinson (Coquitlam city councillor) with Johnny Lam • Dan Stroup (assistant coach for Washington Stealth NLL lacrosse team) with Barbara Lynn Copp


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PEAK bands rise to charity challenge Centennial grads that formed two bands are among 20 acts vying for the $100,500 prize By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The Matinée and Redgy Blackout are in the same boat. Both bands, which have members that graduated from Coquitlam’s Centennial and Gleneagle secondary schools, knuckled down this summer for the PEAK Performance Project, a prestigious professional development program sponsored by 100.5 FM The Peak that helps new and emerging artists in the music industry. Twice, both bands had tried to get into the competition but were successful only this year when their names — along with 18 others from around B.C. — were picked out of 400 applicants, automatically winning them $5,000. And next Friday, their final assignments are due. The contest has been nerve-wreaking to say the least, with the bands having to check off a series of boxes for their homework to get to the top spot. Last year, the $100,500 grand prize was awarded to the rapper Kyprios while Juno-winner Said The Whale, which played the Port Moody Festival of the Arts last Saturday, reaped silver. But heir fears will likely be allayed on Oct. 26 when the Vancouver radio station announces on air the top five artists who will go on to the finale at the Commodore Ballroom on Nov. 17. Since June, the 20 bands took on compulsory challenges such as penning new songs, playing live shows and attending a week-long boot camp in Princeton, where they learned from the pros.

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This Saturday, The Matinée will meet another contest target by raising awareness for a charity when it performs at the John B Pub in support of the Coquitlam Animal Shelter (Redgy Blackout and Fera, also of Coquitlam, will be the guest acts). The Matinée’s guitar/vocalist Matt Rose said the shelter was an easy pick for the band, given four of the five musicians are owners of pets from the Mariner Way pound; a couple of them also have volunteered there. Rose said getting chosen for the PEAK Performance Project came as The Matinée was one of 20 bands taking part in another radio station contest: The SHORE 104.3 FM’s Summer Song Search. Its song, Sweetwater, made it to the top 10 and allowed the four-year-old band to work with — and open for — Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, in Whistler, in June. “It took us by surprise to be involved with both radio stations,” Rose said, adding the summer was “incredibly busy but very rewarding.” Though the indie rock band known for its solid live shows didn’t include Sweetwaterr in the PEAK Performance Project (they chose their popular single The Road d instead), Rose said it will be re-recorded for The Matinée’s new full-length album, due out next year. As for Redgy Blackout, whose Scott Perrie graduated from Centennial in 2001, its non-profit of choice for the Peak Performance Project is BC’s Children’s Hospital. It’s donating all of its proceeds from its song When U Were A Kid to the hospital foundation and is currently setting up some live gigs at the facility; its goal is to raise $5,000 for sick children through online donations (http://redgyblackoutmusic.bandcamp.com/track/when-u-were-a-kid). see PROJECT, OJ C , page g 32

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Perrie, 28, said the song was easy to write and proved to be a perfect fit for the band’s charity. “It’s about how joyful kids are and as we get older, we tend to get caught up in the day to day, 9 to 5,” Perrie said of the song. “We just forget to live in the moment.” RedgyBlackout’s roots-rock sound is infused with “a theatrical flair,” continued Perrie, who used to sing with the Coastal Sound Music Academy, has a theatre diploma from Capilano University and will be appearing at the Vancouver P l ay h o u s e t h i s Christmas as JeanPaul in La Cages Aux Folles. He and band mate Jeremy Breaks, a Prince G e o r g e n a t ive, include different instr uments in their performance such as the banjo, kazoo and trumpet and “people don’t really expect to hear that from a young, traditional rock band,” Perrie said, adding that b e i n g i nvo l ve d in the PEAK Performance Project “has been an amazing experience. We’re so proud.” • The Coquitlam Animal Shelter fundraiser, featuring The Matinée, Redg y Blackout and Fera, will happen on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the John B Pub (1000 Austin Ave., Coquitlam) from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets at $20 include a burger and beer; all of the proceeds will go to the shelter. For more information, visit http://thematineemusic.com/. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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A young filmmaker from Coquitlam will see her work appear as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival this month. Paige Smith created OMG, a twominute movie that will be screened on Oct. 12 and 13 at Pacific Cinematheque during the Reel Youth Film Festival, a celebration of local and international youth-made films. OMG — the only entry from the Tri-Cities — is described as “Becca and Becky have a typical teenaged chat that shows how today’s social networking sites are butchering the English language in an LOL way.”

JUST PEACHY A Tri-City painter has been named the artist-in-residence for the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society, which operates the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody. As part of his new posting, J Peachy has launched the Burrard Inlet Paddle Gallery, a floating art exhibit; initial pieces are installed on the hatchery’s floating sea pen located offshore near the Ioco townsite. The most recent display, titled Making the Point, runs until Oct. 31.

OPEN CALL Two Tri-City art centres are now accepting submissions for its upcoming gallery exhibitions. Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village needs female artists to take part in an upcoming show to coincide with International Women’s Day next March. Visual artists and co-curators Sherazad Jamal and Cat L’Hirondelle will host The F Word: Exploring Feminism in the 21st Century, from

Feb. 23 to April 2, 2012. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 14. To apply, visit www.portcoquitlam. ca/leighsquare (under Get Involved/ Forms) or email Thingystudio@hotmail.ca for more details. Meanwhile, Coquitlam’s Place des Arts is looking for artwork for its walls and shelves in 2013; to download an application form, visit www. placedesarts.ca or call Michelle Chan, exhibition programmer, at 604-6641636, extension 32, or email her at mchan@placedesarts.ca.

TOP BRASS Coquitlam’s Place des Arts is tooting a horn over its new brass teachers. Audrey Tannant (trumpet), Sarah Kinsman (French horn) and Andrew Poirier (trombone/baritone) are now part of the Maillardville facility’s faculty and are offering weekly, biweekly and monthly lessons.

ART TIME Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre still has space available for its workshops and art classes this month. For parents and tots aged three to five, there’s Story Time Artists, which runs for four Tuesdays starting Oct. 4, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For kids aged six to 10, ECC is offering After School Art for six Wednesdays starting Oct. 5, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; as well, Pro-D arts camps are available for full- or half-days, for children aged six to 12, on Oct. 21, Jan. 27, Feb. 17 and April 20. Call 604-927-6552 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/programs.

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• Evergreen Cultural Centre: Kwikwetlem First Nation: Red Fish Up the River, until Nov. 5 • Leigh Square Community Arts Village: Ilsoo Kyung MacLaurin and Tony Yin Tak Chu’s Two Landscapes (mixed media), until Oct. 31. • Place des Arts: Carly Bates’ Everything but the Light (oil); LaNaDa Artists Faction’s Never a Place (multiple media) and Sin Jae Yu’s My heaven (acrylics and oils), from Oct. 13 to Nov. 5 with an opening reception on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. • Port Moody Arts Centre: Ian, Jay and Kim Freemantle’s Exquisite Corpse (sculptures, ceramics and mixed media collages); Phyllis Schwartz’s Street Dance: A Record of Public Performances, Part 1 (photography); Miyuki Shinkai’s Metaphysics and Glass (handblown glass), until Oct. 29. • Port Moody Public Library: Jungyeup Lee’s work will be displayed this month. A graduate from the applied art department of Hanyang Univeristy in Korea, where he also received his master’s degree and doctorate of physical science, Lee produces imaginative characters in oil. His art has been displayed around the world including at the Hangwon Gallery Seoul, Korea; Casper’s Gallery Tokyo, Japan; the Hun Gallery, New York; and the Chinese National Art College, China.

• Oct. 6 to 8: ABC Let’s Act and Evergreen Cultural Centre present Cinderellas 3: Happily Ever After at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call 604-927-6555 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca. • Oct. 8 to 30: Burrard Inlet Artists Association’s 10th anniversary and Andres Winery 50th anniversary, art weekends at the old Andres Winery (2120 Vintner St., Port Moody), on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Visit electronicavenue.shawwebspace.ca. • Oct. 11: Off the Grid, an improvised music series, 7 p.m., the Gathering Place at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam. Call 604-7893456 or visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts. • Oct. 13 to 22: Stage 43 presents Ethan Claymore at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call 604-927-6555 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca. • Oct. 14: Port Moody Film Society presents Storm (Germany/ Netherlands, drama), 7:30 p.m., Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Visit www.pmfilm.ca. • Oct. 15: Impromptu . . . an invitation you can’t refuse!, the gala fundraiser for Place des Arts’ scholarship and bursary program, 7 p.m., Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.). Call 604-664-1636.

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Kevin Mulnar of Langley corrals a member of the Coquitlam-based United team during a B.C. Rugby Union men’s Div. 2 game Saturday at Hume Park. United won 12-10, while its Div. 1 men’s squad fell by the identical score later to Langley.

Jugglers knock off No. 5 Fox in football clash By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Ter ry Fox Ravens opened Friday’s game with two lengthy drives that resulted in no points. Notre Dame Jugglers

decided that was a prime time for an upset. The unheralded Jugglers of east Vancouver overcame a 3-0 deficit by rattling off three straight touchdowns on way to a 21-9 upset victory over No.

5-ranked Fox in a B.C. AAA senior high school football exhibition game at Percy Perry Stadium. “We’re just young and they exposed us,” said Fox co-head coach Martin McDonnell. “If we scored on those two

first-half drives, it’s a totally different game.” A 10-yard Brian Hope field goal and an 11-yard reception by Ashton Passchier from QB Trevor Casey was all the scoring the Ravens could muster.

E N D Z O N E : Fox hosts South Surrey’s Earl Marriott on Friday to open league play at Percy Perry, 7 p.m., while the Centennial Centaurs do the same by visiting Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers.

Perhaps the Coquitlam Express should play three games in three days more often. The Express capped a gruelling weekend series with a gritty 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon over the host Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Weyerhaeuser Arena. The victory was the second in the tough trio for the Express, who opened the B.C. Hockey League season with a pair of losses and now sit a respectable 2-3-0. Mitch Nardi’s two goals, along with goalie Khaleed Devji’s 33-save effort, saved the day for the Express, who led 1-0 and 4-2 at the breaks. “Surviving a three-game weekend, in this case three 60-minute contests in less than 48 hours, can be a monumental task for any team,” Express assistant coach Grant Kerr said via the team’s website. “[We] are showing encouraging signs offensively. The defensive game still is a work in progress and will receive more attention in practice.” Alex Petan and Clinton Atkinson were the other Express triggermen against the Bulldogs. The Express opened the weekend Friday with a 6-2 romp over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks before a sparse crowd of 674 at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. Coquitlam darted to a 3-0 lead before the game was 22 minutes old and sailed to the win. Alexander Kerfoot netted a pair of goals and added one assist for the Express, whose other goals came courtesy of Taylor Love, Steven Layani, Malcolm McKinney and John Siemer, who also collected two assists. Things turned around abruptly Saturday, as the Express trailed 4-0 early the second period and struggled in a four-goal defeat. Kerfoot netted Coquitlam’s lone goal. ICING: The Express selected Coquitlam defenceman Viktor Dombrovskiy with their first of two picks in the inaugural BCHL affiliate player draft of 15-year-olds last week.

Black Panthers stop Steelers in overtime By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Four games into the regular season, the Port Moody Black Panthers have earned six of a possible eight points. Ron Luniw will take that any time. “That’s 750 per cent,” said the Cats general manager, after his team tripped the Grandview Steelers 6-5 in overtime Saturday at the Port Moody Rec Complex. “In my history, if you can have that at the end of year you could win a championship. “Realistically, we could be 4-0 but I don’t want to be greedy.” With two victories and a pair of OT losses, including a 6-5 defeat Friday to the host Abbotsford Pilots, the Cats are indeed off to one of their best starts

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“We can skate with anybody and our big thing is we’re competing.” Cats GM Ron Luniw in years. Against Grandview, they battled back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits and took the win on a Trevor Kang tally two minutes into the extra session. The turning point for the Cats came in the second period, in which they out-scored the Steelers 4-1. “We started slowly but in the second period we got into speed mode,” Luniw said. “We can skate with anybody and our big this is we’re competing.”

Martin Campbell rifled home two goals to pace the Cats, who got a standout 46-save performance by goalie Nick Taylor. Rino Minni, Dylan Friel and Richard Moul, who netted the 5-5 equalizer with fewer than six minutes remaining in regulation time, were the Cats’ other goal-getters. On Friday, Taylor was again on the top of his game, blocking 52 blasts as PoMo prevailed in OT over the Pilots. Anthony Dispirito and Friel rallied the Cats with a goal and two assists apiece, while the other single marksmen for PoMo were Kang, Julian Klaric and Cameron Patterson. The Cats host the Richmond Sockeyes, who sit 4-0 via four straight shutouts, on Saturday, 7:45 p.m.

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Rino Minni of the Port Moody Black Panthers out-races the Grandview Steelers’ Cody Rowand during a PIJHL game Saturday in PoMo. Minni scored once as the Cats skated to a 6-5 overtime triumph.


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Seeking Highly Motivated Design Conscious Managers and Sales Associates for an Upscale New Concept Furniture Store. Opportunities available for Áoor display and merchandizing. Applicants should be fashion forward, cheerful and enthusiastic with a strong desire to learn and achieve a high level of sales. Proven skills desirable, however, training available for the right person.

Email Resume’s to: csvfecoq@telus.net Phone: 604-521-7727

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

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CLEANING SERVICES

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

Kristy 604.488.9161

All Ages, All Ethnicities

Bookkeeping, HST, Payroll Personal/Business Tax Pick-up & Delivery Service Reasonable Rates www.nangiraccounting.com 604-842-7730, 604-464-4330 WESTRIDGE MANAGEMENT CO Accounting & Bookkeeping, Taxes Best rates. Free Pickup & Delivery 604-764-2575 or 604-998-2265 www.westridgemanagementco.com

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTING

Fax resume: 604-944-2916, Call Adam: 604-944-2977 or e-mail aknipfel@designroofing.ca Visit: www.designroofing.ca

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

$28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial roofing, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal.

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME CARE

LOCAL TRI CITY woman provides non medical in home care and support. Incl. making meals and light housekeeping. Assist in transportation for appts. Good refs. Reas. rates. Call Valerie (604)942-4247.

FULL-TIME TRUSS BUILDERS & LABOURERS

Excavator Operator

Register online at hrblock.ca or call 1-877-32BLOCK (322-5625) for details.

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clabreche@modern-systems.com

EXPERIENCED

Study with us. Q Choose a class schedule and location convenient to you. Q Receive high quality training. Q Start a rewarding career.*

SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS - start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K. www.leadershipgrants.ca.

MODERN SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT LTD. Unit 104, 9547 152nd St. Surrey , B.C., V3R 5Y5 Phone 604-588-1030 Fax 604-588-1012 or email

VAN HOUTTE COFFEE Services is looking for a mechanically inclined, organized, team player who thrives in a fast paced environment and wants to join an established company. Our Equipment Technicians are responsible for responding to customer service calls. They install, repair and maintain our coffee equipment in our Coquitlam branch and at customers’ locations. This position will allow you to demonstrate your technical skills and your attention to detail. As our ideal candidate you will be able to demonstrate: * mechanical abilities and aptitude * the ability to work independently and as part of a team * high attention to detail and concern for standards * physical fitness - this role requires some heavy lifting * previous customer service experience * knowledge of the city * A valid drivers’ licence and clean abstract (company vehicle provided). We offer a great Monday to Friday work schedule, competitive salary, comprehensive benefits coverage, employee stock purchase plan, student scholarships, tuition reimbursement, and great tasting coffee! To join our team send your resume to hrwestern@vanhoutte.com.

CLEANING SERVICES We do both We charge the cheapest price ever. Only $25/Hr We always do an excellent job.

604-777-5046

Register Now Busy Film Season

Call: 604-465-4718

CLEANING SERVICES

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

MOVIE EXTRAS !

Main Line Road Services

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~DEEP & SPARKLING~

WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM

Required fulltime for

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function... • Dinner Parties • Executive Meetings • Family Gatherings • Weddings / Banquets • B-B-Ques • Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

LEAD ROOF TECHNICIAN

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H&R Block needs tax professionals. Classes beginmid mid October Classes begin September

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

PERSONAL SERVICES

Surrey contractor doing building automation systems for commercial buildings is looking for electrical apprentices with commercial EMT and wire pull experience to work on our lower mainland projects; opportunity for advancement; benefits package. Submit resume with expected salary to:

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EDUCATION

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Req. for Truss Manufacturer in Pitt Meadows. Wage commensurate with experience. Benefits after 6 mos. (Full-Time). Please fax resume: 604-465-9176 or e-mail: jamie.g@mrtruss.com

604 575 5555

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PERSONAL SERVICES

APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN

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

TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

INSIDE WORKERS REQUIRED for Commercial laundry in Port Coquitlam. P/T & F/T Mon. to Fri. $11/hr. Apply in person Mon-Fri at: #204, 1515 Broadway St, Pt Coquitlam.

EDUCATION

POCO Japanese restaurant seeks P/T or F/T KITCHEN CHEF. Min 3 years exp. Start immediately. Drop off: 102 - 1250 Dominion Ave. Poco

CALL 604-558-2278

HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

9250 4008-4048 Ayling St 731-940 Huber Dr 844-884 Lynwood Ave 4020-4050 Mars Pl 712-890 Victoria Dr

9022 1215-1223 Brand St 1700-1930 Harbour St 1155-1221 Pitt River Rd

Get Your Game Face On!

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8779 2535-2574 Fuchsia Pl 1316-1342 Honeysuckle Lane 2532-2560 Jasmine Crt

8607 3028-3066 Daybreak Ave 2975-3091 Lazy A St 3027-3091 Spuraway Ave

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 F/T OPENINGS for House cleaners Monday to Friday. Must have Dr. Lic. Call Eileen 604-522-9611

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539

PLEASE CALL

778-996-1978

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CONCRETE & PLACING

ARTISTICO CONCRETE

All cement work, forming & prep. WCB insured. 30 yrs exp, refs. Free est, Joe 604-908-6143, 931-1684

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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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

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

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DRYWALL

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 ALL PHASES DRYWALL • Taping • Texture • Spraying 30 yrs. Tidy Workplace. Free Est. No job too small.Eric 778-898-9806 ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500 Ceiling Restoration: taping & boarding respray, repaint, trowel over, 30 yrs exp. Del 604-505-3826

COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

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ELECTRICAL

#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. ELECTRICIAN licensed, local. Low cost. Big&small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062. REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


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ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

www.tricitynews.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

LANDSCAPING

ANDY’S LANDSCAPE Majored,19yr exp. www.andyslandscape.ca 778-895-6202

✶ Electrical Service Repairs ✶ Lighting Design ✶ Home Automation (iPhone, iPad integration)

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 338

Visit our website:

www.stonebridgeom.com

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior • Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

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NO Wood byproducts used

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

269

FENCING

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

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.

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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

RENO & REPAIR

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

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Cleaning & Repairing

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

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604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785 Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

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

meadowslandscapesupply.com

Dean 604-834-3076

Instant Grassifacation!

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

EXTRA

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

(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

(Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)

604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847 NICK’S

BLAKE’S PAINTING & DECORATING Interior Exterior Spraytex ceilings/repairs Drywall repairs Fall Special All walls up to 1200 sqft $950. All minor filling inl’d 2 coats premium eggshell

Ref’s W Insured W WCB Paper Hanging Removal Written Guarantee Residential/ Commercial

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

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER

WINTERISE irrigation system before winter call Tony Westcoast Irrigation most systems $100. 604 793 5689 valley 604 813 4946 vancouver email tonywestcoast@hotmail.ca

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PAINT SPECIAL

HOME REPAIRS

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

Fully Insured

RIDGE MEADOWS ROOFING. Res Re-roofing & repairs WCB BBB A+ rating Free est. 604-377-5401

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

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

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

All Work Guaranteed. Call John

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MISC SERVICES

(778)960-1070 INT/EXT Painting. Prices you can rely on. Ref’s. 30 Years exp. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223. MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

A PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

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

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643

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

604-537-4140

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

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!

604.

MOVING & STORAGE

$45/Hr

* Fridges * Freezers * Stoves * Microwaves * Small appliances * Scrap Metal * Old pipe * BBQs * * Exercise equip. * Cars/trucks * All metal recyclables FREE

But Dead Bodies!!

604-465-1311

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

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

bradsjunkremoval.com

Meadows Landscape Supply

Local & Long Distance

(778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

Haul Anything...

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

AFFORDABLE MOVING

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

604.587.5865

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

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CHEAP

www.recycle-it-now.com

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

GREEN & CLEAN * Fall Clean Up - (Book Now) * Lawns & Gardens * Hedges Trimmed / Pruning * Power Washing & Windows * Gutter Cleaning Call Dwight 604-721-1747

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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STAN’S PAINTING

From $48/per

Two open heart surgeries. One big need.

604-524-2177 www.ezgomovers.com SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give.

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting Ext./Int. FALL Special LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

Serving Tri City 32 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com

Scott 604-891-9967

Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

338

PLUMBING

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

APPLIANCES

POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail. Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Seniors Discount 10% off Book by end of October - 15% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857 TRICITY Pro Painter-Refs. Interior Spec. WCB. Dragan 604-8058120 www.montenegropainting.com

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Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

Quick & Reliable Movers

PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog puppies, vet checked, 1st shots. Jen 604-807-3853 / rjkooi@hotmail.com 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 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA puppies, tiny teacups, ready to go now. 1 male/1 female, $700. 604-794-7347 Chocolate Lab pups, P/B, vet checked, 1st shots. M-$700/F-$800. View parents. (604)794-7717 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Brindle. CKC reg. $1200. Call 604-782-3864. LABS, 2 fem black & 2 male yellow ready now. 1st shots & dewomred, $500, ph: (604)803-9999. LABS, Chocolate, Parents CKC, 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, M/F, $600/ea. (604)850-4945 LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups family/farm raised,shots, short hair, vet checked, parents excellent temper. F$695, M$595. 604-835-0305. MALTESE 1 male, 3 months old 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’ view mother. $500 (604)820-8513 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 SHELTIES beautiful loveable happy 2 male pups. Warm & cuddly, 6 mo old. House trained. (604)826-6311 YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $400. 604-852-6176 Abbts YORKIES, 8 wks, fam raise vet chk shots, tails, 3F $850, 2M $750, 604-590-9060 jhurley@telus.net

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

www.proaccpainting.com

beasuperhero.ca

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

SUNDECKS

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

EZ GO MOVERS

1.888.663.3033

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

477

Professional Installation

Call Tim 604-612-5388

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

PETS

M.T. GUTTERS

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

(604)465-1311

604-465-3189

Always! Gutter, window cleaning, pressure washing, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627 Gutter Cleaning & Repairs. (Res. & Strata). Prompt Service. Grants Home Maintenance. 604-936-2808.

GARDENING

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

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

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

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ FALL CLEANUP ★ S S S S

Call Ian 604-724-6373

17607 FORD ROAD, .Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

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

604.723.8434 D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure

Call 604-802-6722

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

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

A-1 PAINTING CO.

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

PLUMBING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

373B

TILING

518

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 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

545 FOR ALL YOUR TILE NEEDS Call 778-554-8453 or

BUILDING SUPPLIES

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

FUEL

FULLY SEASONED, Alder/Maple, Birch, split & delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime

pinomissalino@yahoo.ca

UNIVERSAL MARBLE AND TILE LTD since 1992 No job small enough. On time.

Reliable Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 MOVING SALE - Q/S Ikea Futon bed, Chest of drawers, Queen Anne Dining set with 6 chairs and 6 padded leaves. Chesterfield - neutral colour, compact stereo - speakers & cab. Approx 60 Disney Collectible cups. Sewing Machine - Brothers. China Cabinet. Other Misc items. Call for appt. - All offers considered. (604)683-7265

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ACREAGE

603

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. (800) 631-8164 code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac. Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832

RECREATIONAL

640

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

APARTMENT/CONDO

Port Moody: 1bdrm bsmt - College Prk area- Shr kitch, bthrm, $500 incl utils. n/s, n/p . 604-937-5688

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express

PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $725 +20% utils. Free lndry.Nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Now.604-283-9055.

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 2 Bdrms Available NOW!

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

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

Dragan 778-788-1845 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

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.

Call 604-941-9051 PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bdrm corner suite $925 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

PORT MOODY. 2BDRM 2 bath, THE ELGIN The heart of Newport Village. Beautiful, quiet & private. Close to shopping, restaurants, rec center, transit and schools! Large patio & spacious dining room/living room area. Walk in closet, fire place, ocean view, Fresh paint, common fireplace & gym. Unit ready for immediate occupancy. 9TH FLOOR, 200 NEWPORT DRIVE.

Time to move into Fall .... At, The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager 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.

Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

RENTALS

RANCH PARK, 1 bdrm newly reno’d garden ste, avail now $800 incl utils W/D net NS/NP 604-816-4891

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SUITES, UPPER

PORT Coquitlam - Upper Level - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, patio, nice back yard. new fridge / stove. Fresh paint. dog welcome no cats, n/s $1500/mth utilities included. Share laundry room. Family oriented neighborhood. Walking distance to the bus stop. Avail. Nov 1 (could be available on Oct 11) . please contact us at mailto:philanna59@hotmail.com or 403-255-4944

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TOWNHOUSES

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

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 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.

Diesel Engines and Cylinder Heads. Ford 6.0 and 7.3, GM 6.6 and Cummins 5.9. Remanufactured With Warranty. Will Deliver. 713947-0833 www.EngineServiceInc.net

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AUTO FINANCING

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HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM, 4 BDRM HOUSE nr school NS/NP Refs required. $2000/mo. 778-355-7715 Coquitlam Centre Nr schl, college. 5 bdrms, 2 baths, lrg yd. strg $1600 Refs. Avail. Now 604-939-0273 COQUITLAM CTRL. 5 bdrm house, 2 kitchens. Lrg yard. Pet ok. $1900 + utils. Immed. 604-939-9933.

APARTMENT/CONDO

PORT COQUITLAM bright furn’d room in large g/lvl ste, full bath nr amens, $475 incl util/cbl/net. Avail now. NS/NP. Refs. 604-807-9612

750 S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

1 & 2 bdrm. $780 - $880/mo 604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

Maple Ridge 224th St. 2 bdrm grnd. flr condo, approx 946 s/f. avail now, ns/np/refs. $1050/mo. BBY nr Lough. Mall, upper 2 flrs of family home, 5 bdrms, dbl garage, ns/np/refs, $1900 +3/4 utils. P.Meadows brand new 1bd+den, 2 & 3 bdrms in Solaris Towers, 5 appls, nr WCE,shops,parks,schls. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1150

Avail Oct. 15 - Ref’s req’d

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now 3 BEDROOM Great location for seniors!

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

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.

BURNABY PITT MEADOWS

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

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net

Co op seeking new member. Affordable 1 bdrm in Seniors Bldg. Cls to Coquitlam Ctr 604-945-5864 or sandy@terramanagement.ca COQ. 1st. floor apt, incl heat, hot water, parking, storage. Pets OK. N/S $825/M 604-379-7708 COQUITLAM Center. 2 Bdrm apts. Incl heat, h/wtr, secure pkng. N/P. Avail now. Call 604-942-2012. www.coquitlampropertyrentals.com

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

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

Call: 778-882-8894 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818 POCO:1 bdrm apt. 600 sqft,750$,pets allowed,close to shopping & transit,gated parking,7782230078 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 & $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

SUITES, LOWER

1 bedroom & den garden suite. Upper Eagle Ridge near Newport Village. Private entrance; quiet neighbourhood.Close to amenities bus routes. Ideal for a professional or mature student. 5 appliances. Ht, h/w, cable included. Non-smoker, no pets. Available now $850 Contact 604-944-6345 COQ. Mundy Prk. 3brs bsmt, sep entry. ktchn, bath, own w/d. n/s, n/p, avail Nov 1st. $850/m + 40% utils. 604-9398178. COQUITLAM brand new 2 bdrm., extra lge. liv. rm., full kit., 1204 Coast Meridian Road, 5 new appl., incl. int. Avail. now. $1200 mo. Ted 604-942-0220 or 604-788-3386. COQUITLAM Capehorn Ave. Bright 1 bdrm & den, full bath sh ldry, yard $725 incl util. Immed 604-780-7726. COQUITLAM. Spacious 2 bdrm bsmt ste. Hot water heating, alarm, cable, pri ent. ns/np. Avail immed. $850 incl utils. 604-612-7043. COQUITLAM. Upper Westwood. 2 bdrm, 1000 sq.ft. Sep entry & lndry. NS/NP. $950/mo + 1/3 utils. Avail Oct 1. Call 604-612-3384 or email: mfish16@telus.net COQUITLAM WW Plateau 3 bdrm, gr lvl, 1 bath, sep w/d, $1150 + 30% utils, NP/NS. Avl now 604-468-9009 NEW 2 bdrm bsmt N/S N/P $850 + 1/3 gas & hydro sep laundry internet incl. 604-307-2485 POCO: 2bdrm g/l, priv ent, lrg kitchen, all appls, laundry, full bath, NPNS, $835 + 1/3 util. 604-945-5758 POCO NORTH 2 bdrm. $825mo incl util/cbl N/S N/P. Ref req’d Avail now. Quiet person 604-518-9020 PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm g/l fully renovated, 4 appls. $1050 Utils/cble incl. NP/NS. Nov 1. 604-472-0415

Auto Loans Approved Largest dealer Group Huge Selection Free Delivery to BC/AB Cars Trucks SUV’s Vans Apply online autocredit911.com Call toll-free 1-888-635-9911 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2002 CHRYSLER INTREPID 105K kms, great shape/condition, Air/care 2013, no accident, fully loaded, $3500 obo 604-304-5571

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 BMW, 325i, 4/dr, 83K’s, clear coat red w/black interior,recent tune up/brakes, tires. If you’re looking for an excellent pristine car, ths is the one! $11,500/obo. 604-541-0018. 2005 HONDA CIVIC, auto, a/c, p/l, CD, no accid’s, 100K, $7800, call: 778-552-6300 or 604-807-7652. 2007 BMW 530 Xi, Moon roof, Bose Premium CD/DVD entertainment package, Xenon headlight package, heated front and rear seats, climate control, 17” alloy wheels with all seasons, all power options plus extended warranty 2012 or 120km. Certified and e Tested, immaculate condition and ready to go! $16000 Contact: best66bow@gmail.com

TRUCKS & VANS

2000 CHEVY CUSTOM, 4 cyl., 5 spd., very clean. 207,000km,. a/c., $4200 obo. (604)218-8015

2003 F350 white, low ks, exc. cond. All maint. done, ready to drive. $10,000 neg. (604)715-2337

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10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $8600. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827

2008 SALEM T25FLSL

DSI water heater, micro. elec. slideout, create-a-breeze fan & more! $15,995 (Stk.30852A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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Call 604-942-2012

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1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper

*No Pets *Avail Immediately

TRANSPORTATION

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

1993 Coleman trailer great shape rec service propane tanks incl. c/w org. manuals fold-out king sz & dble bed table & seating area converts into 3rd bed. $4995. 604-534-6305

TOWNHOUSES

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

1999 HINO FB box truck, diesel, auto, brakes 90%, new glass, great tires, 1600 lb. lift gate, 316K, $9,999. Call (604)869-3466

Pass through storage, heated / enclosed underbelly, ext. shower, microwave & awning. $17,995 (stk.30802) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available

www.coquitlampropertyrentals.com

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TRANSPORTATION

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

Call 604-724-6967

736 Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

PT. Coq. Bsmt Suite. 1 bdrm with kitchen and full bathroom. Seperate entrance. Shared laundry. Close to shopping and transit. Located in quiet cul-de-sac. $850 per mth. No pets and no smoking. Please phone Allan at (778) 235-2952 between 6 pm to 9pm for appointment.

TRANSPORTATION

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TRANSPORTATION

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535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)

Coquitlam/Port Moody

RENTALS

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COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755.

St. John’s Apartments 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/

RENTALS

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

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE Please take notice that on October 15, 2011 and thereafter, the contents of the following storage lockers at Imperial Self Storage will be sold at auction, or otherwise disposed of, to cover outstanding costs of storage and all fees. UNIT # 119 Nick Bruce 180 Nigel Shaw 342 Matthew Chadwick 978 Fred Heitmann 1218 Terri Chen

WITNESS TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 Anyone witnessing or having any information relating to a motor vehicle accident, which occurred on September 20, 2011 at 5:45 a.m. on Highway 1 before the Brunette Avenue Exit in Coquitlam, BC involving a 1988 Nissan Sentra and a lighter coloured pickup truck with a canopy, please contact Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation at (604) 4643333.


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