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Casino cash for groups Some repeat recipients By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Twelve non-profit groups in Coquitlam are thousands of dollars richer after hitting the jackpot this week with their community programs. On Monday, city council awarded nearly $275,000 in Spirit of Coquitlam grants based on recommendations from a staff committee that assesses bids from local organizations wanting a piece of the municipality’s gaming revenues. Grants ranged from $1,100 for the Family Fishing Society to $103,000 for the Town Centre Field Sport User Group for a new scoreboard at Percy Perry Stadium. But also on the list were familiar names that, in the past, have been given tens of thousands of dollars in casino cash to run programs at city facilities.
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Ichi Sumida is among dozens of gardeners who grow vegetables — including zucchini — for the Share food banks, which serve more than 800 families in the Tri-Cities. For more on a program that sees farmers and amateur gardeners contribute fresh produce to food bank hampers, see article on page 13.
Station designs revealed Meetings kick off next week to solicit public input on plans for the Evergreen Line By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Welcome home for mom, son Cornerstone crew helps a PoMo family See story, page 18
Transportation officials this week launched the month-long consultation for the Evergreen Line by unveiling the station designs at a Coquitlam city council meeting. The illustrations show six confirmed stations along an 11 km corridor linking Burnaby with Coquitlam, and feature glass and wood designs in well-lit areas using the CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) standard. On Monday, Mark Traverso, an Evergreen senior project manager,
told city council the public will get a chance to see the drawings up close at six open houses this month: • Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 to 9 p.m., Coquitlam city hall; • Saturday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cameron rec complex, Burnaby; • Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coquitlam city hall; • Monday, Oct. 25, 6 to 9 p.m., Cameron rec complex; • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6 to 9 p.m., Inlet Theatre, Port Moody; • Saturday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Port Moody rec complex. Traverso said the feedback will guide planners on the final stages of the $1.4-billion rapid transit line, which is set to be built by 2014 — though is still partially short of funding. see COUNCIL HAS QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, page 3
This is an illustration of the easternmost Evergreen Line station; it is slated to be located next to the Evergreen Cultural Centre at the southwest corner of Town Centre Park and the tail track extends along Pinetree Way, next to Lafarge Lake.
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LOUGHEED TOWN CENTRE: The current station, along the Millennium Line, will be expanded for the Evergreen route to include a main plaza updated with trees and a new surface treatment. Entries will be through the two current access points.
BURQUITLAM: Located beside Burquitlam Plaza, on the east side of Clarke Road, between Smith and Como Lake avenues, the station will serve the current 6,000 residents plus new residents as the area develops. The station will serve as a major connector for people travelling to SFU. IOCO: Located at Ioco Road and Barnet Highway on the north side of the CP Rail corridor, the station will serve the current 10,000 residents. It will have entrances on both sides of the Barnet. PORT MOODY CENTRAL: Located at ground level along the CP Rail corridor between Moody and Williams streets, the station will be connected with the West Coast Express platform. The roof features wood and design elements reflective of the city’s heritage. The existing park and ride and bus site will be reconfigured to cut traffic congestion.
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COQUITLAM CENTRAL: Located on the existing West Coast Express and bus loop site, the station will be located just east of the Mariner Way overpass and north of the CP Rail tracks. The entry point is at the east end via stairs, elevators and escalators. DOUGLAS COLLEGE: Located at the south end of Town Centre Park, beside Evergreen Cultural Centre, it will serve 10,000 residents and 4,000 Douglas College students and staff. Bus stops are located along Pinetree and Guildford ways, and there is a temporary park and ride area on the south side of Town Centre Boulevard.
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Council has questions on Coq. sites side, at the furthest end from the college. Traverso responded that entry point was for “We are looking forward to seeing the re- safety purposes and would be to cater to the sults of this consultation process,” Mayor 10,000-plus residents surrounding city hall. Richard Stewart said at Monday’s Coun. Mae Reid also pressed city council meeting. “We are alcity staff about a valuable, and c most there.” currently vacant, piece of city c City council offered brief lland across from the Douglas You can comment on comments on the station deCollege station, between the City C any story you read at signs, noting the lack of public Centre Aquatic Complex and the C www.tricitynews.com art, pedestrian crossings and recollege, that the government has c tail businesses, and asked about designated as potential park and d entry locations. ride fo or the Evergreen Line. Coun. Neal Nicholson, a former Douglas “It’s not no a given,” city manager Peter College board chair, questioned why the so- Steblin said. “We are in discussion with the called Douglas College station — located team. They’re looking for a place for parknext to the Evergreen Cultural Centre at ing... It wouldn’t be the ultimate use.” the southwest corner of Town Centre Park “I want the word ‘potential’ in big letters — would have only one access, on the south then,” said Reid, who also suggested TransLink continued from front page
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City eyes more diversion on Hawthorne Avenue and one building on Shaughnessy Street h ave y i e l d e d s o m e mixed results, according to a city staff report. The bins servicing the 84 units on Hawthorne Avenue were half and one-third full while the those serving the 33 units on Shaughnessy Street were full. Plastic bags and other contamination was also apparent in the bins, according to the report. â€œContamination in the multi-family units are a factor,â€? he said. â€œWe are seeing what might be done to improve in that area. Having said that, this is all very preliminary.â€? The city has also restructured the cost of its waste bins in order to create a financial incentive for using the smaller, 120 l carts. Those who use the larger 360 l garbage carts will pay more in order to make the cost of the smaller bins cheaper for residents. Zahynacz said this will encourage people to make sure they recycle and compost and keep the amount of trash they create to a manageable amount.
PoCo looks to exceed Metroâ€™s diversion target By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Po r t C o q u i t l a m â€™s kitchen waste program and bi-weekly garbage collection could help the city achieve a diversion rate of 80% â€” 10% higher than Metro Vancouverâ€™s target. Currently, the city is able to divert 63% of its garbage from the landfill to recycling and organic waste streams, but with greater public participation, Igor Zahynacz, PoCoâ€™s director of engineering, said the number could be significantly higher. â€œWith more diligent diversion in both recycling and green kitchen waste, we think 70% could be exceeded,â€? he said. â€œIt could get up to 75 or 80%.â€? Since the waste-reduction initiatives began, PoCo residents have reduced the amount of trash going to the landfill by 27% while recycling and organic waste collection has gone up. The change means
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The more trash is recycled or composted, the less goes to the landfill, resulting in savings to taxpayers. the city will save more than $55,000 in landfill costs this year, savings that will increase as Metro Vancouver raises its garbage processing fee from $82 per tonne to $97 per tonne. Expanding the kitchen waste program, he added, could go a long way toward achieving the higher diversion rate. The city is looking at making the program available for multi-family housing complexes, where waste collection is generally left to a contractor paid for by the strata. A pilot study that placed green bins at two multi-family buildings
According to a city staff report, 907 residents have received 360 l carts since the beginning of the year. Of those carts, 214 were for garbage, 405 were for recycling and 288 were for kitchen/ yard waste.
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T h e y i n cl u d e t h e Coquitlam Heritage Society, Place des Arts and Société Place Maillardville Society, each of which has received more than $150,000 since the casino funding program started in 2002. As well, the Coquitlam Kinsmen Club scored t h i s t i m e, b r i n g i n g its total to more than $150,000 in city gaming grants. Yesterday, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart defended the hand-outs and denied council members or city staff play favourites with certain groups. “ We h av e c o m pletely depoliticized the grant process,” he said Tuesday. “These were staff recommendations entirely. The staff do a vetting process. We establish a criteria at the beginning, [based on] the extent to which they benefit the community and the programs they offer.” This year, the city received 22 applications for Spirit grants, 12 of which were successful. Formerly called the C o m m u n i t y C ap i t a l Fund grants, the Spirit grants make up 12.5% of the 10% of net proceeds the city receives as host to the Boulevard Casino on United Boulevard. To date, 124 local non-prof-
its have been awarded $4.5 million in casino grants. Re c i p i e n t s announced Monday are: • Fe s t iva l P l a n n e r s Network — $25,000 for the STEWART Coquitlam Passport Program; • Coquitlam Heritage Society — $10,872 for heritage programming at Mackin House and Heritage Square; • Family Fishing Society — $1,100 for free Family Fishing Day at Lafarge Lake; • Stage 43 Theatrical Society — $6,000 for the Theatre B.C. Fraser Valley Zone Festival 2011; • Coquitlam Farmers Market Society — $7,500 for a farmers market at Spirit Square; • Town Centre Field Sport User Group — $103,000 for a full matrix scoreboard at Percy Perry Stadium; • Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam — $5,450 for food service equipment for the mobile food trailer; • Terry Fox Foundation — $7,600 for the Terry Fox Run in Coquitlam; • Roya l C a n a d i a n Legion 263 — $25,000 for upgrades to facilities used by community groups;
• Vancouver Korean Dance Society — $5,000 for the 15th ann u a l Ko r e a n Dance Festival at the Red Robinson Show Theatre; • Bramblewood elementary school parent advisory council — $65,992 for playground equipment; • Place des Arts — $12,178 for performance hall and dance studio upgrades. Also on Monday, six groups received a total of $50,000 in Active grants from city council. Started last year, Active grants followed gender equity grants and are aimed to encourage children and youth in sports. The recipients are: • Omega Gymnastics Academy — $4,200 for partnering with School District 54 and school PACs for a lunch-hour recreational gymnastics circuit for students; • Pacificsport A q u a s o n i c s Synchronized Swimming Club — $5,000 for new Try It prog rams for children 10 years and younger; • K at e s l e m Yo u t h Society — $4,968 for recreational activities and equipment for afterschool programs; • Société Place
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DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. DVP00007 FOR 1590 GREENMOUNT AVENUE 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 property at Council’s regular meeting of Tuesday, October 12, 2010. 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 Zoning Bylaw, 2008, No. 3630 RS1 regulations to facilitate a four lot subdivision by decreasing the minimum lot width for Lot 3 from 15m to 11.4 m and decreasing the minimum lot depth for Lot 4 from 28m to 26.7m. The report and map are available online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/getinvolved. If you wish to comment on the application, you may write to the Corporate Officer 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 A full-sized version of this map is Department at 604-927-5442. available online.
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DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. DVP00009 FOR 1725 DORSET AVENUE 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 property at Council’s regular meeting of Tuesday, October 12, 2010. 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 Zoning Bylaw, 2008, No. 3630 pertaining to lot depth requirements, for the RS4 zone, by decreasing the lot depth requirement from 28m to 26.9m. If you wish to comment on the application, you may write to the Corporate Officer 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 Officer 604-927-5421 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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They’re OK with Coquitlam Survey says Coquitlam residents generally happy with lives here Stories by Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Coquitlam residents say their quality of life is good and improving, they’re satisfied with municipal services and are getting good value for their tax dollar, according to an annual IpsosReid poll. The 2010 Citizen Survey, commissioned by the city, was conducted on the telephone with 400 Coquitlam adults between May 31 and June 10 of this year and measured, among other things, people’s responses to questions about
city services, taxation, transportation and personal safety. Respondents ranked transportation — especially the lack of rapid transit — as their top concern, followed by municipal spending and crime, said Catherine Knause, associate vicepresident for Ipsos Reid, which has been hired by the city to gauge residents’ views since 2003. This year’s poll shows 96% of participants rate their quality of life in Coquitlam today as very good or good, with 22% saying their life has improved over the past five years — an eight-point increase from last year, she said. The reasons for the improvements include more recreational facilities, better transportation/ roads and more shopping. Still, the 14% who said their
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A pesky beaver that has recently chewed its way through about a dozen trees around Coquitlamâ€™s Lafarge Lake is being hunted by the city. Urban forestry operations manager Lanny Englund said the city is using a contractor to live trap the rodent and relocate it outside of Coquitlam. It is believed the animal was not captured last year â€” when the municipality rounded up 12 or so beavers at Lafarge â€” and had come in via a culvert from the Hoy/Scott Creek system. Last month, the city installed an exclusion fence at the culvert entrance to stop more beavers from getting into the lake. â€œTheyâ€™re not very agile creatures and they canâ€™t climb so itâ€™s quite easy to block them,â€? Englund said, adding the city has also wrapped Lafarge trees with wire mesh to prevent further tree chomping. The fall is when the flat-tailed herbivores prepare for semi-hibernation and cut down trees for building and winter food storage in their lodges; on the B.C. coast, however, most beavers continue to stay active year-long because of the milder climate. Englund said the relocation is primarily for safety reasons as Town Centre Park, where Lafarge Lake is located, is popular with pedestrians, cyclists and picnickers, and it has limited forested surroundings. Beavers also tend to reproduce quickly, with up to three generations living together in the same area. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yard Trimmings & Food Scraps Collection Program begins Monday, October 4, 2010.
Beginning October 4, 2010, residents who currently receive the City of Coquitlamâ€™s Yard Trimmings collection service can participate in the Green Can program. This means residents can include all food and food-soiled paper items, such as fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, table scraps, meat and bones, pizza delivery boxes, paper towels and much more, along with their yard trimmings.
Join Us! Green Can Program Open Houses The City invites you, your family and your neighbours to attend an open house and learn more about the new Green Can Program! Drop in anytime during the hours below.
Recycling food scraps will not only reduce disposal costs but will also help reduce the communityâ€™s carbon footprint and reach the new regional waste diversion goal of 70% by 2015.
Thursday, October 14 â€“ 6:00 p.m. â€“ 8:00 p.m. Poirier Library â€“ Nancy Bennett Room, 575 Poirier Street
Look for the Green Can Program package in the mail towards the end of September.
Saturday, October 16 â€“ 12:00 p.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m. Inspiration Garden - Coquitlam Town Centre Park, corner of Guildford Way & Pipeline Rd.
For more information on this new program, visit www.coquitlam.ca/recycle or call 604-927-3500.
Thursday, October 21 â€“ 6:00 p.m. â€“ 8:00 p.m. City Hall â€“ 3000 Guildford Way Saturday, October 23 â€“ 1:00 p.m. â€“ 4:00 p.m. Poirier Library â€“ Nancy Bennett Room, 575 Poirier Street
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ural politicians who voted to keep the current three-year election cycle probably have their ear on the pulse of the electorate more than their big-city counterparts. They surely recognize that those who voted for them — the pitifully few actively engaged citizens who do — probably prefer more frequent elections. These voters take their responsibility seriously and want more opportunities to have their say in how councils and school boards are run, not fewer. There are, after all, no opposition parties in Tri-City civic politics to raise a stink when things go bad. Voters and elections are what make municipal politicians accountable. We can understand why many urban politicians would prefer four-year terms. Saving money is one argument but money spent on elections is well spent. Add another year to the term and more voters would likely become disengaged, giving even less bang for the buck. Elections at least remind citizens of their obligations and bring important issues into their field of vision. It’s true city councillors have tough jobs to do and difficult decisions to make. In some of the bigger cities, meetings go on for hours and politicians need to be informed on many issues. They face tough budgets every year and sometimes elections conflict with those budget discussions. But these are challenges that can be managed without reducing the opportunities for voters to have their say. Another argument in favour of longer terms is the stability an extra year would bring to local governments. Hello? Have you been to a council meeting lately. These institutions are as grey and predictable as the weather in November, and most councillors are incumbents. At least elections liven things up a little and remind politicians under whose service they labour. Every three years, they have to get in front of the voters and justify their jobs once again. Give them more time? No. Longer terms might be good for senior governments but when it comes to decisions about garbage, taxes and zoning, local governments can and should be nimble.
A canyon between urban & rural, rich & poor BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher WHISTLER he glass-and-cedar mansions of B.C.’s Olympic playground sparkled in the sun as local government leaders arrived for their annual date with the premier. They swung off the new Sea-to-Sky Highway to full hotels, packed restaurants, designer shops, strolling international tourists and lavish government and corporate receptions. This display of wealth and privilege offered quite a culture shock for smalltown delegates who make up the majority at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. So it was interesting to see poverty emerge as the unofficial theme this year. I happened to be the only reporter in the room as delegates questioned provincial cabinet ministers on building local economies. The first question, tossed out as an icebreaker, was about B.C.’s minimum wage,
frozen at $8 an hour since Premier Gordon Campbell imposed his market philosophy on the province in 2001. Labour Minister Murray Coell’s admission that it’s almost time to raise it caused a feeding frenzy by the city media, bored as they are with small resource towns and their hard-luck stories. Coell tried to skate backwards when TV cameras cornered him the next day but his original point stood. The BC Liberals long ago eliminated income tax and medical premiums for low-wage workers, and even subsidize their rent, but the cost of living keeps rising. It appears B.C. will soon grudgingly join Newfoundland and Nunavut at $10 an hour. Lost in all this were the real subjects of the economic panel, such as a plea for provincial help to keep farms viable. Nobody talks about an $8-an-hour minimum wage for farms, corner stores or other seven-day-a-week family businesses, where it’s mostly a theory. As expected, the most divisive issue at this year’s convention was a proposed shift to four-year terms for municipal councils. Here
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again, a canyon separates urban and rural, rich and poor. A Vancouver councillor now makes $61,674 a year, plus expenses for outings such as the UBCM convention — not bad for a part-time job. In B.C.’s smallest towns, when you calculate the actual hours for councillors, you find another group that doesn’t make even Campbell’s miserly minimum wage. It was these folks who voted down the idea of four-year terms — three years is enough of a commitment. The poor were thrust into the spotlight again when Campbell took the stage for the traditional convention-closing speech. After a fond look back at the Olympics, he imagined himself and Finance Minister Colin Hansen as a figure skating pair for a little self-deprecating humour about the hasty introduction of the harmonized sales tax. With the federal clock ticking, “we rushed out and we threw the HST up in the air, and we promptly fell on our faces,” Campbell said.
“Well, we soldiered on with the program. Some were saying that the only thing we had really mastered was the death spiral.” Then he got serious. He didn’t plot the HST before the election. He didn’t lie but he accepts now that many people will never believe it. Then Campbell threw his latest pitch in a long-shot bid to save the HST and his government via referendum next fall: The HST helps the poor. Tax rebates for more than a million lowincome people add up to $230 a year for a single senior or $920 a year for a low-income family of four. Campbell did not return to the argument that the HST helps resource industries recover and grow. It’s too vague for people intent on checking their restaurant bills. He also knows the media are bored by economics, just as they are the sob stories of small-town unemployment. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. email@example.com
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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Fountain feedback questions decision The Editor, Re. “Fleur-de-lis fountain set for Lafarge” (The Tri-City News, Oct. 1). The “wow factor” for me regarding the Lafarge Lake project is how backwards the priorities can be in our community. Rather than asking for funding for a decorative fountain, why not approach the developers to help fund the Bear Aware program? This year has not been a good one for the bears with which we share our community; nine have been killed and none have been relocated. While I am glad to finally see some fines being handed out, developers play a huge role in the bear-human conflict but have not contributed one nickel to the Bear Aware program. Coun. Doug Macdonell certainly
does not speak on my behalf when he suggests that this is what makes Coquitlam residents proud. I believe public safety, responsible development and learning to co-exist with wildlife are much more important than a $50,000 fountain. I also believe that Lafarge Lake does not need to be beautified as I walk there nearly every day and am always wowed by the wildlife that lives there. Jane Thomsing, Coquitlam
AND THE MAPLE LEAF...? The Editor, So Lafarge Lake is to get a fleur-delis-shaped fountain. Wonderful! I wonder if any cities in Quebec are unveiling fountains in the shape of a maple leaf in the near future? R. Yule, Port Coquitlam
Armoured vehicle not a PoMo priority The Editor, Re. “PM Police to bring in heavyduty hardware” (The Tri-City News, Sept. 29). The article didn’t reveal whether Port Moody city council approved of the policy choice implicit in the acquisition of an armoured vehicle in part by Port Moody Police Department. In my opinion, higher priorities for city council would be: • funding a youth intervention, diversion and gang prevention program; • hiring an economic development officer to boost employment opportunities within the city; • funding an affordable rental housing program; • and free recreation centre passes for youth-at-risk.
Several Lower Mainland police departments, including Port Moody’s, will be buying an armoured vehicle such as this. An armoured vehicle careening around the city of Port Moody is the last thing I want to see. I hope PoMo city council will change this decision. Derek Wilson, Port Moody
Sell redone dome to pay for Evergreen The Editor, pensive, first-class venue for the Re. “You can weigh in on entertainment industry, be it pro Evergreen cash” (The Tri-City sports or pro music. I have no News, Sept. 24). problem with the government proA thank-you to Premier Gordon viding venues for amateur athletes Campbell for asking for and musicians, and a public input on how to iinfrastructure for the finance the Evergreen people. p Line. He might regret I realize privatizing You can comment on asking. an asset of the people a any story you read at He says the proiis going out on a limb www.tricitynews.com vincial coffers are ffor this government bare. I suggest once but I think it should be b the new roof is installed on BC brave and take the big step. Place Stadium, it should be sold Remember: infrastructure before Remembe or privatized and the proceeds be entertainment. used to fund the Evergreen Line I suggest that overtures be made extension to Coquitlam. to Ticketmaster. I don’t think that our govern- Norbert Kaysser, ment should be providing an ex- Port Coquitlam
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What the flock? The flap about these birds is fundraising for a community wellness centre at New View in PoCo By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A new species of bird has been sighted in the Tri-Cities but ornithologists who’ve been scratching their heads over the flocking of large numbers of multicoloured flamingos need scratch no more. The colourful creatures have not blown in on the current of some tropical wind but were placed on prominent Tri-City properties to launch a fundraising campaign for New View Society and raise awareness about Mental Health Week Oct. 3 to 9. Campaign manager Joan Isaacs said the “flocking” is a fun way to get people thinking about the agency, which provides supports and housing for people with mental illness. She hopes people will then make a donation to help get a community wellness centre built at a 10-unit housing facility under construction at 2050 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam. BC Housing and the federal government are providing $2.2 million for the project. Isaacs said the response to the “flocking” has been great as people throw their support behind the New View project. “People are really enthusiastic,” said Isaacs,
who said it takes almost two hours to set up the flamingos at the various locations. “I’m sure this will be an annual thing.” N e w Vi e w n e e d s about $300,000 to reduce the mortgage and finish a commercial kitchen, complete the basement, buy appliances and furnish the suites. The commercial kitchen is expected to be the heart of the building because it will provide 30 meals a day and provide job experience opportunities for New View members in a new catering business enterprise. “The kitchen would be used for job training, to [help New View members] really gain those necessary skills to get experience that can open doors for future employees,” Isaacs said. Among the 20 sites where “flocking” will take place this week are Canadian Tire in Port Coquitlam, PoCo Inn and Suites, Coquitlam fire halls, Dr. Charles Best secondary school, PoCo city hall and the offices of local politicians. Coquitlam Centre will also host a “flocking” T hursday and Friday (Oct. 7 and 8), where New View will sell bags of BlenzCares coffee beans for $16.99 each and get half the proceeds. New View has served the Tri-Cities for more
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A Coquitlam man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and police think there may be more victims. Coquitlam RCMP said the alleged incidents
Guilty plea in a 2009 assault The young man accused of sexually assaulting a Coquitlam woman in her groundfloor apartment has pleaded guilty in New Westminster Supreme Court and will be sentenced next week. The 23-year-old victim called Coquitlam RCMP in the early morning hours of Jan. 27, 2009 to report she’d been sexually assaulted by a man who’d broken into her home. The investigation revealed a suspect matching her description of the assailant lived in an apartment across the street from her. At the time, Cpl. Peter Thiessen of the RCMP’s E Division said it was the crime lab’s quick turnaround of evidence collected at the scene that helped investigators identify and arrest the suspect in less than two weeks. Ardeshir Sazmand was arrested Feb. 5, 2009 and has remained in custody. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to sexual assault with a weapon, disguising with intent and breaking and entering with intent. He will be sentenced Oct. 15.
took place when two women in their late teens were living at the man’s residence as part of a home stay from Korea; police would not say how long the women were living at the man’s home. An investigation was launched Sept. 20 and the following day, Jae Wook Kang, a 41-year-old Coquitlam man, was arrested at his home. He appeared in Port Coquitlam provincial court and was
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A little green added to Share’s grocery bags By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A little colour has been added to hampers handed out at Tri-City food banks this summer and fall thanks to the contributions of B.C. farmers, local gardeners and a church group. Nearly 6,000 pounds of ve g etables were delivered to the food banks run by Share Family and Community Services in July and August. The final tallies aren’t yet in but September is expected to be just as bountiful. “It’s been extremely impor tant,” Leanne Beatty said of the donations of vegetables. The fresh vegetables add some much-needed nutrients to the staples that are handed out to about 400 families a week in the Tri-Cities and Beatty said Share’s Clarke Street of fice hours in Port Moody have been extended to 7 p.m. on Mondays so people can drop off more of their garden vegetables — the fresher the better so produce is in good shape when it is handed
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Ichi Sumida, who volunteers to grow veggies for the Share Family and Community Services food bank, with zucchini plants at Burquitlam Community Gardens. out Wednesdays. Local community gardens were a significant source of vegetables. At Burquitlam Community Gardens at the corner of Whiting Way and Ebert Avenue in Coquitlam, volunteers working five plots grew 1,000 pounds of vegetables for the food bank, including tomatoes, beans, potatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and cabbage. Still to come are spinach, swiss chard and carrots. “It started off slow but it ended up being
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Too soon to pick SkyTrain over light rail: Watts Mayors react to premier’s pledge for line to Langley By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
Premier Gordon Campbell pledged to deliver “SkyTrain to Langley” last Friday but Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says the option of using at-grade light-rail technology should not be ruled out. “I’d be surprised if he’s excluding any technology,” Watts said, adding she took the reference as intended to mean a rapid transit line will run to Langley, with the exact system and route to be determined by TransLink, Surrey and Langley. Officials in the premier’s office confirmed Campbell did intend to specify SkyTrain when he addressed the Union of B.C. Municipalities. “The community prefers light rail for a number of reasons,” Watts said. “You can have double the tracks for the same price as SkyTrain.” Surrey’s land mass is almost as large as Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond combined, she said, and SkyTrain technology that might work well in those cities is less suited to the SurreyLangley extension. “When you’re looking at putting rapid transit across those kinds of kilometres, you need to be looking at all options,” Watts said. TransLink will soon launch a new round of public consultations on the routes and technologies for Surrey-area rapid transit extensions. Surrey council is also set to visit Portland, Oregon this month to study that city’s light-rail system. I n Ja nu a r y 2 0 0 8 , C a m p b e l l u nve i l e d the Provincial Transit Plan, which indicated a rapid transit extension to Guildford and then southeast to roughly 168 Street and Fraser Highway, after which a RapidBus system would run to Langley City. Campbell’s UBCM speech pledging SkyTrain to Langley and then RapidBus to Chilliwack is being taken as a commitment to take rapid transit further than previously discussed. “I was surprised to hear SkyTrain was going to come to Langley City,” said Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender and the chair of the TransLink mayors’ council. “It reflects our vision for our downtown and the fact we’ve already increased density.” But Fassbender cautioned there’s much work to be done examining the rapid transit options and
stressed TransLink and the mayors who control funding must consider the broad needs of the entire region. The 2008 plan also committed to a RapidBus network by 2020 with bus rapid transit lines running down King George Highway to White Rock, from South Surrey through
Delta to the Canada Line in Richmond, from Lougheed Station in Burnaby across the Port Mann Bridge to north Langley and then over the Golden Ears Bridge to Maple Ridge and then on to Coquitlam. The premier’s nowstated preference for SkyTrain irks light rail advocates, who say it
would preclude the use of the existing rail tracks on the old interurban corridor, which they say could launch light rail service at a modest cost. “Promising SkyTrain to Langley is not realistic,” said Rail For the Valley spokesperson John Vissers. “Does anybody in the Fraser Valley believe that’s
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Chantal Beaudoin left her small Moody Centre bungalow and returned two weeks later to find a larger, more wheelchair accessible home for her and her son Tyler, courtesy of the Cornerstone Home Team.
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Two weeks ago, Chantal Beaudoin and her son, Tyler, left their Port Moody home — a cosy bungalow with walls and door frames badly damaged by her wheelchair — not knowing what the Cornerstone Home Team was planning. On Sunday, they returned to discover their home was bigger, better and, best of all — finally —accessible. “It’s just awesome,” she said Monday from her new back deck. “It’s a dream come true.” In the three years Beaudoin and 10-yearold Tyler have lived in the Moody Centre home, she has done her best to spruce things up with a coat of cheerful yellow paint, landscaping and a carefully tended vegetable garden. It has been difficult, though; in 2004, Beaudoin lost one of her legs in a train accident and, after 18 months of therapy, she’s now in a wheelchair.
The ramps in the front and back of the house were falling apart and the roof over the back deck looked ready to cave in with the next snowfall. Inside, Beaudoin had improved the kitchen with new cabinets but had difficulty using the too-high sink and the stove — its knobs were at the back and she often burned her arms as she reached up to change the heat. Doing laundry with stacked machines was particularly difficult, as was just getting in and out of the home’s lone bathroom. But the house had more serious issues lurking. With a 55-year-old oil heater, Beaudoin spent more than $4,000 a year on heating. An outside wall was rotting and had no insulation. The foundation was cracking and, just three weeks ago, the water main broke. Russ McCann of the Cornerstone Home Team, the Cor nerstone Seventh Day Adventist Church’s community outreach group, said Beaudoin’s positive attitude led it to choose her for its fourth annual home
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Hearing voices of the homeless A GOOD READ Teresa Rehman Oct. 10 to 16 is Homelessness Action Week in British Columbia. Recent figures show that there are approximately 170 homeless people now living in the Tri-Cities.
he homeless, who are often disconnected from society and community, can seem voiceless in Canada. But when it comes to telling life stories, we know that those who frequent the Tri-Cities’ libraries are more than willing to share their narratives with staff and patrons. This column features stories of the homeless — not third-person research or documentation, which is vital to their plight — but personal stories of the homeless in their own voices. In Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets, Cadillac Man
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mortalize them so they can be remembered. This is my story, their story.” This is an incredible memoir, written in a series of spiral-bound notebooks during 14 years that Cadillac Man lived on the streets of New York. In a gritty, poignant and humorous voice, Cadillac brings to life the people who populate his New York. “I saw a sickle moon slice through the September clouds as my left eyelid cracked open, then clamped shut again. ‘Where are we going?’ My voice purred with the powerful effects of the drug injected an hour or so ago in the Esso men’s room on Centre Street.” So begins Snow Bodies: One Woman’s Life on the Streets by Elizabeth Hudson, a timely memoir of her years spent as a heroin addict and prostitute on the streets of Calgary and Vancouver in the early 1970s. Hers is a heartbreaking story of addiction, sex, violence and,
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Life on the streets, from Vancouver to London and Paris continued from page 19 This book is interesting and useful for several reasons. Not only does it document testimonials of Vancouverâ€™s homeless, whom the author interviewed, but it presents strategies to combat this social problem. Interspersed among stories of the homeless is Baxterâ€™s careful and timely research about life under the viaduct, complete with history, data, photographs, statistics and services. Baxter is a poet, educator and author of five books on poverty and homelessness. Still active in her fight for the homelessness, Baxter is currently involved with the Vancouver City-Wide Housing Coalition. One of my favourite books by far is Down and Out in Paris and London, published in 1933 and the first full-length work by George
Orwell. This non-fictional account â€” moving and comic at the same time â€” is a story in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is a picaresque account of living on the bread-line in Paris, and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens. The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London from the trampâ€™s perspective, with descriptions of the types of hostel accommodation available and some of the characters to be found living on the margins. What interested me most was the way the homeless were kept permanently on the move in the English countryside. As early as 1652, workhouses had been established to accommodate the homeless in a variety of ways. Law required that each homeless person would be entitled by law to a warm bed and an evening meal for one night. Each workhouse had a
separate building, a â€œspikeâ€? where tramps were given a bath on arrival, a meal of bread, margarine, cheese and cocoa or the like, and a blanket, then were ushered to a cell to sleep. After breakfast, and some paid or unpaid work for his keep, the tramp would be forced to walk to the next spike in the next town. This way, the homeless could not congregate in any one part of the country but were always kept on the move. The Road to Wigan Pier (published in 1937) is yet another chronicle describing the bleak living conditions of the poor working class in the industrial north of England, prior to the Second World War. Street Stories: 100 years of Homelessness in Vancouver has text by Michael Barnholden and Nancy Newman with photographs by Lindsay Mearns. Beautiful black and white photographs accompany the subjectsâ€™ short
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‘Spectral’ and scary in 500 words Look, spiders In the annual Scary Story Contest for Tri-City teen writers, entrants’ goal is quite simple: to frighten the judges. Shock them. Terrify them. Give them chills. Use all the writerly tricks you know but, above all, be original. Stories that are unlike any others will carry the day, and the night, and the cursed hours in between. Sponsored by Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and The Tri-City News, the contest challenges writers in two age categories — 11 to 14 years and 15 to 18 years — to create the most frightening short story.
Winners will receive valuable prizes and some will be published in The News. First, the rules: Only residents of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra are eligible. Stories must be no longer than 500 words, and must include the following terms: • pestilent; • dilapidated; • and spectral. Each writer must include his or her name, age, phone number and city of residence with his or her entry, which must be emailed inline or as a Microsoft
Fall forests are full of spiders but don’t be afraid — instead, look closer to see what makes these creatures so fascinating. Families with children age six and older can join a Metro Vancouver park interpreter at Spying on Spiders Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at Belcarra Regional Park. From orb weavers to jumping spiders, participants will learn how to identify the different types of spiders. They’ll examine the artistry of web making and watch the life-and death struggle that takes place among the sticky strands. Call 604-432-6359 to register. Cost is $8 per person for adults, $4.25 for children, youths and seniors, or $21.25 per family. Advance registration is required. To find out about other Metro Vancouver programs visit the events calendar at www.metrovancouver.org.
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the parts that made them feel vulnerable or tell a completely different story. So far they haven’t had an issue with anything. But the tween and teen years aren’t far away, and that’s when I remember being embarrassed by my parents on a regular basis. I can’t imagine what it would have been like if one of them made a living writing about our life together. That awkward age was challenging enough without having my experiences shouted out from the rooftops. But, like they do now, my kids will have their own voice and veto powers in what gets shared and what doesn’t. Meanwhile, I will continue to enjoy the endless supply of material they provide just by living our ordinary, everyday lives.
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you if it’s private or just for the family.” And he’s right - they do. The other day Daisy made me promise not to put something in a column or a skit before asking me an important question. After I promised, she asked me something so hilarious that I’m sure I would have used it if she’d been okay with it. She must have known that as well. The kids have caught on to what makes good material and have even suggested on occasion that I jot something down so I could write about it later. Like every parent who talks about their kids and tells stories about them from time to time, I do the same - I just happen to tell a lot of people. For this reason I’ve always shared my
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Fumbling around in my purse for a pen and some paper I pulled over to the side of the road and chicken-scratched our little exchange onto the back of a receipt. This is something my children have seen me do before. “What are you doing?” my son’s friend, Jonas, asked me. “She thinks what I said is funny so she’s going to put it in a column or a skit,” Sam explained. “She likes it when I make a fool of myself and then she writes it down before she forgets.” “So why is she still writing?” asked Jonas. “Because she still thinks we’re funny,” said Sam. He had a big smile on his face and seemed proud to be a part of my work, but as soon as we were alone I asked him what he really thought about me using the material he and his sister provided me in my writing. “I like it,” he said. “We tell
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ArtsConnect board member and Douglas College instructor Jillian Hull, with student Jenn Markham, prepare for the second Swap-ORama-Rama event at Douglas College Oct. 23, where participants can “re-artivate” their clothes, make something new and create a Halloween costume. JENNIFER GAUTHIER THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Swap your ‘junk’ for funk By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS
It was such a hit in March that devotees of the creative swap fest known as Swap-O-Rama-Rama begged organizers not to make them wait another year. ArtsConnect and Douglas College took notice and are hosting the second not-so-annual “re-funk your junk” event Oct. 23 — just in time for individuals and families to come out and craft their Halloween costumes, a handbag, dress, hat or anything else that inspires them. “The point is that you bring in good stuff that you don’t want anymore, and so does everyone else, and in the mix you work with artists who can help you repurpose things,” said Jillian Hull, an ArtsConnect board member and Douglas College instructor who’s helping to spearhead the event. The March event drew 300 to 500 people throughout the day, she estimated, giving participants numerous opportunities to discover new-to-them ar-
ticles of clothing that could be transformed with some cutting and sewing, silkscreening, embroidery or accessorizing. All the necessary equipment, from sewing machines to scissors, thread and more, is supplied by sponsors like Port Coquitlam’s Sundrop Textiles. Waiting at each station will be artists and experts to help with ideas, inspiration and technical advice, so there’s no need to feel limited by a lack of sewing experience. Some of the hits of the first Swap-O-Rama-Rama included a messenger-style bag recrafted from a leather jacket and a dress spruced up with the trim from a hat. “It has the feeling of an old-fashioned quilting bee — this creative hush comes over the room,” Hull said, noting the process of finding a “new” article of clothing and making it your own brings an infectious energy to the crowd. Her 13-year-old daughter captured that energy in a video posted on YouTube (search Swap-O-RamaRama and ArtsConnect).
“The best part of the event is when it gets going and the creativity starts to happen and it just has this snowball effect,” added student volunteer Jenn Markham. Her usual artistic outlet is in scrapbooking and making cards, but Markham said with plenty of sewing whizzes on hand it was easy to get started. The reduce/reuse/recycle theme behind the worldwide phenomena that is Swap-O-Rama-Rama appeals to a wide range of people, Hull said, with the first event in Coquitlam drawing people from throughout the Lower Mainland. “It’s hard to explain how great it is because it’s not just stuff that’s being recirculated, it’s the talent, too,” she added. “People were so generous with their creativity and time.” • Swap-O-Rama-Rama runs Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Douglas College on Pinetree Way. Admission is $2/student, $4/individual or $6/ family, plus a bag of clean, used clothes. Visit www. swaporamarama.org for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
New director at Place des Arts Place des Arts’ board of directors has named Joan Roberts as the centre’s new executive director. Roberts, a classically trained dancer, worked as Place’s first programmer since moving here from Ontario in the early 1990s. She’s also been the organizations events coordinator and communications coordinator, and has served as the interim executive director for the past two years. “My passion is working with creative people in a creative environment, so I feel very at home here,” Roberts said in a release. In other Place des Arts news: • Manitoba native James McCann joins Place des Arts to lead creative writing classes for kids aged nine to 12 and youth aged 13 to 16. Much of McCann’s teenage years were spent
reading comics and playing Dungeons and Dragons, hobbies that taught him the storytelling tools that he now uses as an author and instructor. • Violinist Roger Mangas and pianist Monica Pfau kick off Place des Arts’ 2010-11 faculty concert season with “A Celebration of Czech Music II” on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The couple will perform an array of musical gems from the Czech and Slovak Republics, ranging from pieces by well-known masters to rediscovered treasures by less familiar composers. Included in the repertoire are Antonin Dvorák’s Romantic Pieces, Leoš Janácek’s Dumka, Jan Foerster’s Ballad and more. All works are composed for violin and piano. Visit www.placedesarts.ca for more information.
Violinist Roger Mangas and pianist Monica Pfau usher in Place des Arts’ faculty concert season with a performance Oct. 16.
Looking for an artist? How about a choir, a photographer or a dance school? Look no further than ArtsConnect’s new online cultural directory, a simple and easy-to-use vault of information on the TriCities’ artists and organizations. ArtsConnect executive director Helen Daniels said the online info came from a need to update the book directory the group had done several years ago. “ We s aw t h e value of it and wanted to do it again... and knew online was the way to go,” she said. “We’re a resource for the community and this helps the community find information.” D e t a i l s we r e taken from the listings that were already on Ar tsConnect’s website and divided into several categories, including music, theatre, visual arts, graphic design, funding and many more. And now ArtsConnect wants artists and groups who aren’t already on the site to log on and self-register — expanding the site and their own exposure. “ I t ’s a wo rk in prog ress,” Daniels said, noting they’re still deciding on the best way to highlight local events. “The next phase is a map function so if you wanted to find the closest dance school to where you live, you’d be able to find that.” To find your way around the Tri-Cities’ arts and culture scene visit www.artsconnect. ca and click on the cultural directory icon.
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There are three months left in 2010 and Rocky Milino Jr. is admittedly a tad nervous. This past year hasn’t been exactly stable, filled with break-ups, deaths and family drama that have caused a lot of unwelcome stress and anxiety in the Port Moody musician’s life. Still, the turbulence has also given Milino plenty of fodder to fill his two-year songwriting hole. “As soon as everything let go, it made sense and I just couldn’t stop,” he said. This summer, Milino forced himself to put pen to paper and write two songs with bandmate Nate Cavalli of Cause4Drama. They cut “Rockstar” and “Naughty All Night” at Mushroom Studios in Vancouver in June. His producer Jeff Dawson — of Daniel Powter and State of Shock fame — encouraged Milino to do more and release a CD. Out of their union came three additional tunes in August: “Too Strong,” “Anything” and “Burn.” “We just cranked them out. The wheels were turning and we just wanted to keep doing more and be in that zone, really focused,” he said. The CD, titled Burn Burn Burn, Milino’s sixth release, went up last week on iTunes. Milino is reflective of the latest work, given his roller coaster year. “I think they are the most truest lyrics I’ve written,” he said during an hour-long interview at a Port Moody cafe. “They’re simple and honest and I look at every single one and I feel there’s a message buried in them. I guess, sometimes, you have to go through some pain before you see the light.” At 28, Milino is ready to turn the page, concentrate on his music and promote it around B.C. and Alberta; a tour is planned this spring with Cause4Drama, which includes guitarist Cavalli,
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Port Moody resident Rocky Milino Jr. released his sixth CD, Burn Burn Burn, with his band Cause4Drama. drummer Brian Tansley and Chris Nagle on bass. In between, the Archbishop Carney graduate keeps busy with his day job as a diesel mechanic, boxing and nighttime gigs. On Nov. 9, the band plays the Roxy in Vancouver and it has several other dates lined up over the next few months at the John B. Pub in Coquitlam and at Rusty’s in Cloverdale. Having performed since 12, the stage has always been where Milino has found the most peace. But the studio is where he’s pushed the envelope. Listen to his CDs from the start and you can hear his sound progress from the blues (No Admittance Under 19) 9 to pop (Alyson Is An Alien) and now, just plain rock ‘n’ roll. Also peppered between his musical journey were Trying 2B Someone (2001); The Green Discc (2005); and Disco Amarillo (2006). Overall, Milino’s glad to have his creative juices flowing again. “I’m in a really good place right now and I’m happy with the way things are going in my life. Let’s just hope it stays that way for the rest of the year.”
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UPCOMING EVENTS â€˘ ArtsConnect ArtistCircle meets Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at Port Moody Arts Centre. Visit www.artsconnect.ca. â€˘ Peter Alexander (baritone) and Andi Alexander (mezzo-soprano) tell their through classic opera arias and duets, musical theatre and â€œpoperaâ€? in Opera Spice and Everything Nice Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Admission $25 donation to MAGI Productions Society. â€˘ Mackin House Book Club meets Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave.). Visitcoquitlamheritage.ca or 604-516-6151. â€˘ Blue Mountain Quiltersâ€™ Guild presents Quilts Galore: A Quilt Show Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Montgomery middle (1900 Edgewood Ave., Coquitlam). Admission $5, www.bluemountainquiltersguild.ca or 604-941-5945. â€˘ Terry Fox Library hosts customer appreciation day Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring Art Focus Artists Association demo/exhibit and family storytime. A free special effects make-up workshop for Halloween with John Casablancas instructor Tracy Lai, also Oct. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. for 12+. Reserve at 604-927-7999. â€˘ The 7th annual West Coast Chocolate Festival runs Oct. 15 to Nov. 10 at venues in the Tri-Cities and beyond; visit www.chocolatefestival.ca. â€˘ Tri-Cities Volunteer Fest Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Coquitlam Centre. Visit www.volunteerconnections.ca. â€˘ Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a family-friendly swap meet with a creative twist, is Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Douglas College. Turn old clothes into new and make your Halloween costume; visit www.swaporamarama.org for info. â€˘ The Secret Life of Stones, presented by the Port Moody Rock & Gem Club, runs Oct. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kyle Centre in Port Moody. Visit www.portmoodyrockclub.com. â€˘ Vote for Place des Arts as they aim for a $10,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to support the endowment fund for scholarships and bursaries. Visit http://pep. si/cDzqFR to see Place des Artsâ€™ application; vote every day until Oct. 31. â€˘ Social Room at the Galleria in Port Moody city hall meets Thursday mornings, drop in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome for friendship, conversation, cribbage, sewing, knitting or other hobbies at this informal group. Call Ann Kitching at 604-4690738 for more info.
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MUSIC â€˘ Unplugged at the Crossroads Coffeehouse features Lynn Canyon Band (acoustic roots/ folk) Oct. 15, Bally Hooley (Irish) Oct. 29. Doors open at 7 p.m., open stage at 7:30 p.m. and feature performer at 9 p.m. at the Gathering Place at Leigh Square. Admission $5. â€˘ Off the Grid Improvised Music Series runs Oct. 12 and 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gathering Place at Leigh Square. â€˘ Place des Arts faculty concert Evening of Czech Music II, with violinist Roger Mangas and ianist Monica Pfau Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www. placedesarts.ca. â€˘ Songcology, the choir of courage for cancer patients, is led by Diane Lines and Carol Sirianni. All levels welcome. Practices Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 1198 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam. Contact 604942-8189 or songcology@ gmail.com. â€˘ Singers g wanted for Les Ă‰chos du Pacifique, Maillardvilleâ€™s francophone choir. Visit www. lesechosdupacifique.com or call 604-266-4699. â€˘ Coastal Sound Music offers music learning for kids 4+. Visit www.coastalsoundmusic.com for info. â€˘ Award-winning childrenâ€™s choir seeks singers. Email email@example.com for audi-
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VISUAL ART â€˘ Leigh Square Community Arts Village features The Game: Another Take on the Exquisite Corpse - BC & Yukon Surface Design Association and Slice - Wendy Browne, new mixed media collages to Nov. 7. Visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts or call 604927-8441 for details. â€˘ Port Moody Arts Centre presents Dan Scott - Stories Without Words, oil on canvas; Tri-City Potters, clay; Francis King McFarlane - Kauaian Eye, drawings; Margaret Matsuyama you and me, ceramic, to Oct. 9. Running Oct. 14 to Nov. 7: Andra Whitner - ICONICITY, paintings; Deborah Sloan and Marcia Pitch - Midnight in the Nursery, installation/ ceramic; Enda Bardell Arcane Exploration, paintings; Tracey Littlewood - NM Algik Needzs Um mixed. Opening reception Oct. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Visit www.pomoartscentre.ca. â€˘ Evergreen Cultural Centre features Amy Loewan, Illuminating Peace, to Nov. 13. Visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca or 604-927-6555. â€˘ Place des Arts features Cameron MacDonald Catch of the Day, ink draw-
ings/mixed media; Dawn Emerson - Without Mind, mixed media; teachers and staff show to Oct. 9. Running Oct. 14 to Nov. 13: Chris MacKenzie Liminal, photography; Regina Seib - A Human Journal, paintings. Opening reception Oct. 14, 7 to 9 p.m. Artists wanted for Positively Petite exhibition running Nov. 18 to Dec. 17. Deadline for entry is Oct. 13. Visit www. placedesarts.ca for details. â€˘ Wallflowers and Beyond Gallery (1320 Kingsway Ave., PoCo) features Maple Ridge artist Linzy Arnott - Birds of a Feather. Check www. wallflowersandbeyond. com for info. â€˘ Other venues: PoCo city hall (Art Focus artists Colin Craig, John Hansen, followed by Libby Alcock); PoMo Library (Kim Song Ryngsoon, paintings, Port Moody Rock & Gem Club); Terry Fox Library (Wilson Centre art group); VanCity at Suter Brook (Denise Dupre, acrylics). â€˘ Call for artists interested in displaying their work at the Terry Fox Library can contact Anthea Goffe at 604-927-7999. â€˘ Chanukah Menorah design competition and auction, in collaboration with ArtsConnect and Leigh Square, call for artists (Jewish and non-Jewish) to examine the Celebration of Light. Submission deadline Oct. 25 for exhibition Nov. 13 to Jan. 9, 2011. Visit www. burquest.org for details.
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Panthers overcome weak start By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
T he Por t Moody Black Panthers might want to consider highlighting the start times on their locker room schedule. The junior B hockey squad did not look ready to play until the second period in both of its weekend bouts, forcing the team to overcome early goal deficits. But despite the sluggish starts the Black Panthers managed to end its threegame losing skid with a pair of victories over the RidgeMeadows Flames on Friday and against the Delta Icehawks on Saturday. Port Moody got into some penalty trouble early in its RidgeMeadows matchup, surrendering the first goal during and early Flames power play. Panthers forward Mico Dragntinovic managed to tie the g ame a shor t-time later on a feed from Timothy Colsh and James Benz, however the team let in two more to make it 3-1 Flames by the end of
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Bryan Francis of the Terry Fox Ravens (right) and Lucas Krivak of the Charles Best Blue Devils fight for the ball in a Fraser Valley North AAA senior boys’ high school soccer matchup at Dr. Charles Best secondary last week.
Anemic power play costs Coq. Express By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
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The Coquitlam Express have been solid on the power play in the early part of this season, however their special teams abilities were not on display on Saturday night.
The Coquitlam Express may have the third best power play in the BCHL but the squad’s man-advantage prowess was not on display Saturday night against the Langley Chiefs. The home team went zero-forfive with the man advantage while getting burned three times shorthanded in front of a crowd of 743 hockey fans at the Coquitlam Sports Centre. The Express got off to a good start with a goal from Garrick Perry off a feed from Matt Mazzarolo. Jason Grecica also scored, with Perry and Massimo Lamacchia notching the assists. But neither team was able to take the lead at the end of the first period after Langley scored a couple of their own tallies from Mason
Blacklock and Josh Myers. Coquitlam’s scoring dried up in the second and third period as the team ran into penalty trouble. Langley’s Matt Ius and Trevor Gerling both managed to notch power play goals in the second half of the game to take a 4-2 win over the Coquitlam squad. Coquitlam goalie Luke Hernandez stopped 20 out of 24 shots in the loss. Khaleed Devji stopped the lone shot he faced after relieving the starting goalie with 10 minutes left in the game. Galley earned first-star honours for his work with the Chiefs while Perry received the second star of the game for Coquitlam. The team will next play Surrey at the Coquitlam Sports Centre at 7 p.m. on Friday followed by a road game rematch against Langley on Saturday. email@example.com
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Prentice breaks tie in Synergy victory M e l a n i e P re n t i c e scored the go-ahead goal with a 22-yard free kick to help her Coquitlam Metro-Ford Synergy to a 3-1 victory against Semiahmoo in under-18 girls soccer on Sunday. Two goals by Kayla Mobilio rounded out the scoring in the victory at Dr. Charles Best secondary, while Gina Graham and Melissa DiStefano had solid games on defense.
REAL MADRID The Coquitlam Metro Ford Real Madrid squad played the Por t Coquitlam Galaxy to a 3-3 tie in under-12 soccer on the weekend. Nima Ghaffari s c o re d t w i c e wh i l e Pat r i ck Ko re n i e ck i scored on a beautiful header in front of the Galaxy net.
UNDEFEATED The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Dynamo extended their undefeated
streak to four games on Saturday, after downing the Peace Arch Rangers 2-0 in under-16 silver boys soccer action. Cameron Oaks netted the first goal for the Dynamo after a scramble in front of the net while Domenic Fayad scored with a strong kick in the second half. Rashid Ziauddin, Shiwar Jabary and Luka Cipin put in solid performances for Coquitlam.
Vikings blasted the Va n c o u ve r T ro j a n s 48-14 in a minor football match at Kevin Chin Field on Sunday. Isaiah John-Lawrence scored two touchdowns in the lopsided affair, while K.J. Johnson, Jay Jackson, Elijah John each put points on the board. Noah Piccolo scored his first touchdown of the season while the defencesâ€™ Nick Sorace, Zack Cousineau, Maleek Womack and Evan Hill managed to shut down the other teamâ€™s receivers.
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The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Synergy managed to defeat Semiahmoo 3-1 in under-18 girlsâ€™ gold girls soccer at Dr. Charles Best secondary on the weekend.
CITY PARTNERS WITH HERITAGE AND CULTURAL SOCIETY FOR HERITAGE PHOTO CONTEST
â€œSomething Old, Something Newâ€? is this yearâ€™s Heritage Photo Contest. Local photographers are invited to submit to the Heritage Photo Contest. Weâ€™re inviting invite local photographers of all ages to share their vision of Port Coquitlam as seen through the lens of their camera. Submitted images must be creative and imaginative and contain old and new in the same photograph. Preference will be given to images shot in Port Coquitlam.
Each photographer is invited to submit a maximum of two photographs for consideration. Selected photos will be displayed in the Archives in the Leigh Square d Community Arts Village from September 15 C tto October 31, 2010 as part of the Heritage photographic display. p
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The top three photos will receive prizes including a Heritage Society membership and City memorabilia and publication in the Tri City News. Contest winners will also be recognized at a City Council meeting in September. Photographs must be submitted in a high resolution 8â€? x 10â€? print copy as well as in digital format (jpg or tiff) to be considered for the contest. Digital photos can be provided on cd or submitted online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/heritagephotos. Printed submissions can be mailed or dropped off in person to: Pippa Van Velzen Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society c/o Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A8 Entry deadline extended to Oct. 31, 2010 All photos become the property of The City of Port Coquitlam and the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society and submissions will not be returned.
For submission guidelines and contest rules visit: www.portcoquitlam.ca/heritagephotos
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The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college llllege education d ti or ttwo years off sales l experience experienc i – preferably eferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build uild relationships with clients and offer superior customer service rvice is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player ayer and will also be called upon to grow the account a listt with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment environmen with a poositive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive mpetitive base salary and commission plan coupled cou with a strong beneﬁt package. Black Press has over 170 community newspappers across Canada anada and the United States and for the proven candidate thee opportunities are endless.
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Advertising Sales Consultant
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
INTEGRITY RESPECT EXCELLENCE INNOVATION TEAMWORK
Experienced Trades People If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and develop within your career, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services is currently looking to hire experienced trades people. Visit our website at www.vectoraerospace.com for detailed listing of all opportunities. Vector Aerospace is an industry-leading, independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for ﬁxed wing and rotary wing aircraft operators around the globe. Vector is committed to being the benchmark against which maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses are measured. With an industry leading team of experts Vector provides comprehensive world-wide support for Sikorsky, Bell, Eurocopter, AgustaWestland & Boeing helicopter platforms. Vector offers a full comprehensive wage and beneﬁts package that include extended health, performance incentive bonuses, comprehensive pension package, tuition reimbursement, employee share purchase program and much more. We also offer an onsite ﬁtness center, web cafe and a full service cafeteria in our Richmond facility. Visit our website today for more information, and take the ﬁrst step to your new career.
MECHANICS WANTED Career Need A LIFT?!
ARPAC, a leader in Western Canada’s material handling industry, is seeking experienced Forklift mechanics. Successful candidates will be customer-focused problem solvers, organized with strong communication skills. Competitive wages & beneﬁts, company vehicle, M-F, oking to great work environment. me to
Career-minded individuals looking to join our team can send resume to: HR@arpac.ca Fax: 604-940-4093
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242
CONCRETE & PLACING
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287
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
604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS
• Additions • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Decks
Boarding, Taping, Recoat textured ceilings & Respray 30 yrs exp. Call Del 604-505-3826 / (604)476-1154 COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. ref’’s. reno’’s, reasonable rates. All work guaranteed. 604941-8261, cell 778-999-2754. FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 RELIABLE DRYWALLERS, tapers & textures. 20 years exp. Com/Res. Reno’s. 604-603-7180
30 Years Experience Licensed - Insured A-1 CONTRACTING Renos. Bsmt stes, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks. Dhillon 604-782-1936. DIAMOND CUT CERAMIC TILE ceramic tiles, marble, slate, natural stone, laminate ﬂoors, kitchens, bthrm renos. Mike: (778)241-9070 www.7782419070.yp.ca
PEDRO’’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backﬁlling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919.
1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. #1 quality work and reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212 or 604-306-1714 Cedar Fencing Installations ATC LANDSCAPE 604.720.2853 Fully Insured. Member of BBB. www.atclandscape.com FENCE-IT-RIGHT Installations -604.639.6626 Cedar, Chain Link, Ornamental iron, Vinyl (Insured, Experienced, Competitive Pricing)
Home Renovations and New Construction
Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
Same day serv. avail 604-724-6373
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627 GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING Prices starting from for 3 lvl. hm. (av. size) $90/gutters, $90/windows. 2 lvl. hm. (av.size) $65/gutters, $65/windows. 778-861-0465
D Free estimates D Insured Licensed DReferences Residential D Pressure Washing
Serving Tri City 30 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com
NO JOB TOO SMALL! Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing
Scott 604-891-9967 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca
Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”
* Servicing the community since 1994* RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Fully Insured & Guaranteed CELL # 604.240.4443 Tom 604.937.1110
- ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery
Free estimates, Seniors Disc, high quality, low cost, WCB.
~ 25% off with this ad ~
Call: (604)518-0974 A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
M.T. GUTTERS 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Sofﬁt
ATC LANDSCAPE Landscape Maintenance Services
• Fall Yard Clean-Ups • Lawn Maintenance • Gardening • Hedge & Tree Trimming
www.atclandscape.com COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ FALL CLEAN-UP ★
Yard Maintenance Hedge Trimming Tree Pruning Lawn Cuts - Weeding Retaining Wall & Drainage Decking
Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388
Composted W Bright W Nuggets Garden Blend & Lawn Blend Topsoil
Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John
604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785
*Free Estimates*Insured*Bonded PCO Service 604-406-2006
Have you FALLen out of your garden routine Let Sandra Dee Garden Escapes clean & prepare your garden beds for winter.
DANN PAINTING Over 25 Years Experience
*Int/Ext *Res/Comm Free Estimates ` QUALITY WORK ` References Available Geoff Dann 604-782-8665
MILANO PAINTING 604 - 551- 6510 Interior & Exterior
& Bulldozing Ltd.
S S S S
D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom
All soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements SOIL ANALYSIS UPON REQUEST
Professional Painters Free Estimates Written Guaranteed Bonded & Insured
Robert J. O’Brien
PRIMO PAINTING 604-723-8434
Prompt Delivery Available
Interior & Exterior
* Excellent Rates *
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.
284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION
✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave ✶ Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶ Pea Gravel
ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704
Furnace & Duct Cleaning
Special pkg $89. Call 604-945-5801
✶Dump Site Now Open✶ D Broken Concrete RocksD $21.00 Per Metric Ton D Mud Dirt Sod ClayD $21.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $56.00 Per Ton
Meadows Landscape Supply (604)465-1311
Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742
RELIANCE PAINTING Premium Quality Material & Workmanship. All types of painting / repairs
373A TELEPHONE SERVICES
SHIH-TZU 1 MALE (Reg), 1 fem. 5 & 6 yrs. Gold & white, V/friendly. $600/both Del. avail. 604-557-3291 Siamese X kittens short hair blue eyes home raised vet ✔ 2nd shots 1F; 1 neut M $325. 604-856-1727
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Free Est. 778-230-2736
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
ALLAN CONST. & Asphalt. Brick, concrete, drainage, foundation & membrane repair. (604)618-2304 ~ 604-820-2187.
CHEAP TELEPHONE RECONNECT! Paying too much? Switch, save money, and keep your number! First month only $24.95 + connection fee. Phone Factory Reconnect 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.
Reliable ~ Local ~ Honest Over 30 years Experience
ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! AMAN’S PLUMBING SERVICES Lic.gas ﬁtter. Reas $. 778-895-2005
☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899
1 Call Does it All - 2 OLD GUYS PLUMBING & HEATING, Repairs, Reno’s, H/W Tanks. 604-525-6662.
ST. BERNARD pups, loyal family dogs, approx. 175lb as adults. Last couple, $850/ea. (604)462-8605
YORKIE PUPS. P/B no papers. Born july 23. Shots, vet chk. $800$900. 604-858-5826 Chwk
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.
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#1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, Plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640 A-Grade Plumbing,Heating & Drainage. Lic’d local plumber / gas ﬁtter. Free est, guar’d work 778.881.7598 NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941
A to Z Rooﬁng Ltd. Spec in re-roofing, asphalt, cedar, ﬂat roof. Guar Wrk. WCB, BBB. 778-996-6479. EAST WEST ROOFING & SIDING CO. Roofs & re-roofs. BBB & WCB. 10% Discount, Insured. Call 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 GL ROOFING & Repairs. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB Insured. 604-240-5362
Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work
Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certiﬁ ed Arborist
RECYCLE-IT! #1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
Make us your ﬁrst call! Reasonable Rates. Fast, Friendly & Uniformed Staff.
www.recycle-it-now.com RUBBISH REMOVAL Bobcat/dump trailer. firstname.lastname@example.org Gary 604-339-5430. JUNK REMOVAL Res./Comm. 7 Days/week. No job too small. Call 604-725-4257. #1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339
RED’S RUBBISH REMOVAL. I Need Work! Home Maintenance. Reasonable rates. Call Red 604-290-7033.
CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, bluehealer puppies, born Aug 31.,vet checked, 1st shots, working parents, $550. Call (604)860-4400 CATS & KITTENS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats.604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA P.B. 8 wks. old, M $595, F $695. Vet ✓, 1st shots, absolutely gorgeous. 604-557-3291 CHIHUAHUAS, tiny pups, 8 wks old, ready to go. 1 male, 1 female. parents to view $700 (604)794-7347. DACHSHUND, small mini smooth. 2 blk/tan, 2 dbl dapples, 1st shots, deworm. $550-$650. 604-771-0358
DOBERMAN PUPS Ready to go Oct 9th. $700. Call: 250-461-6722 DOBERMAN PUPS. Registered, males.7wks, health guarntd, $1300. Phone (604) 589-7477 (Surrey).
Almost for free! Dave (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991
MISC. FOR SALE
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!” 25X30 $4,577. 30X40 $6,990. 32X60 $10,800. 32X80 $16,900. 35X60 $12,990. 40X70 $13,500. 40X100 $23,800. 46X140 $35,600. OTHERS. Ends optional. Pioneer MANUFACTURERS DIRECT 1-800-668-5422. 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 1-866-981-5991 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 1-866-981-6591. NEW Norwood SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efﬁciency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO, older, upright, good sound $250 obo. 604-576-9285 PIANO, YAMAHA, with bench, excellent condition, $2000. Call (604)792-2967 UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO. Circa 1920’s. Includes bench. $1200. Call 604-465-8328
REAL ESTATE 603
20 Acres- $0 Down! $99/mo. Near Growing El Paso, Texas. Guaranteed Owner Financing, No Credit Checks Money Back Guarantee. FreeMap/Pictures. 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com
COQUITLAM. Comfortable 2 bdrm condo with view. 3 appls, f/p, 2 u/g prkg, ceramic tiles. Pets/rentals w/restrict. $188,900. 778-229-4156
DOGO ARGENTINO MASTIFFS PB, 3 males, 3 females. $1500. 778-242-0862 or 778-808-5600. Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, vinyl ﬂoor. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
17607 FORD ROAD, Pitt Meadows, B.C.
D PICK-UP or DELIVERY
Sandi 604 - 761 - 1818
- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting
“JUST A GREAT JOB!”
Certiﬁed Horticulturist for all your garden needs
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses
When QUALITY Matters
✦ Pruning, shaping, weeding ✦ Cleanup of garden perennials ✦ Spring Bulb planting
PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD
612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE
Manure NO Wood byproducts used
283B HAULING & SALVAGE
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
INT/EXT Painting. Papering & pressure wash. Reasonable 30yrs exp Refs, free est. Keith 604-777-1223
Residential or Commercial • New Additions • Renovations • General Maintenance • Repairs • Deliveries • Assembly • Need a helping hand?
Ref’s W Insured W WCB Paper Hanging Removal Written Guarantee Residential/ Commercial
Bark Mulch Products
NEED HELP WITH SOMETHING? CALL ME!
BLAKE’S PAINTING & DECORATING Interior Exterior Spraytex ceilings/repairs Drywall repairs
28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com
TRIPLE M RENO’S & PAINTING Free Est’s. Low Prices, High Quality. Call: (604)805-8548.
▲ Joes External Roof Cleaning Roof Washing Specialist. Gutter & Window Cleaning. * Fully Insured * Licensed * Bonded 21 yrs. exp. Joe 778-773-5730
604.720.2853 Fully Insured. Member of BBB.
Call Robert 604-844-4222 OR (Cell) 604-454-4515 Interiors: Baths (renos/repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, ﬂooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Most work completed in 2 days or less * Quality work, prompt service, fair prices * 19 Years. serving Coquitlam Ctr. & area. For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
A name you can trust
If I can’t do it It can’t be done
LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING
LOOK for our YARD SIGNS
RENO & REPAIR
PRUNING, TRIMMING, Fall Clean Up, Tree Topping. Free Estimates. Call Jason @ 604-614-5954.
278 FURNITURE REFINISHING
# 1 PAY-LESS Painting Int./Ext. FALL Special
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
Seven Days a Week
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
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SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New ﬂoor inst. & ﬁnishing. Reﬁn. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-540-8501.
MOVING & STORAGE
25 Years in bus. A Moving Experience. Fast, dependable service. L & D Enterprises. Seniors Disc. Will pack your POD. 604-464-5872. 2guyswithatruck.ca Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136 $30 / PER HOUR - ABE MOVING *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of moving/packing. Excellent Service. Reas. rates! Different from the rest. 604-861-8885 www.advancemovingbc.com
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. 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. 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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No HASSLE, Top Quality Insured • WCB Written Guarantee Free Estimate
SEASIDE Painting & Decking Spring Special $595 upto 1000 s.f. English Craftsman, Bonded & Insured. Since 1978, Int/Ext, Spray Painting. 604-462-8528, 218-9618
WDesign & Renovations WCedar Decks WFences WWooden Retaining walls Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.
604-351-6245 373A TELEPHONE SERVICES A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.
FILA / MASTIFF GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957. FREE - CAT: black, 7 year old, female neutered cat, free to good home. Please call: (604)945-0311 GERMAN SHEPHERD P/B CKS reg. 1M 2F. 8 wks. 604-858-3313 sumasshepherds.wordpress.com JACK RUSSELL X Sheltie puppies $280. Very cute. Please call: 604820-5242. LAB pups, 1st shots, vet✓ dewormed, luxurious coats, qual feed, fam/raised,$400.604-845-3769chwk LAB X HOUND X MASTIFF, 8 wks old, 6 F, 2 M, need good homes. Call (604)860-0650 MALTESE Pups 2 male 1 fem. $750/ea, 7 wks old, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checked 778-554-9659 MIN SCHNOODLES: Best of the Best breeds. 2 fem., 2 males. Family raised. $450 (604)826-2303
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LOTS LARGE ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing No credit check $0 down - 0 interest Starting @ just $89/mo. USD Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport For Recorded Message 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.comOffer ends 9/30/10!
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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 bedroom suites. Located at Highgate Mall. $780/mo includes heat, hot water and parking.
Fab location close to everything. 1 bdrm suites avail. Mins from Lougheed Mall, Skytrain Shopping & parks. Bus station right in front. Parking and Laundry room. For more info & viewing call
Beata 778-788-1840 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS. - Lrg, bright, incl heat, h/water, f/s, priv balc, window coverings. - Laundry & storage on ea ﬂoor. - Plenty of pkng avail. No Pets. - Wheelchair accessible
2232 McAllister Ave
Call 604-818-0369 BURNABY
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.
Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value
** TOP FLOOR ** 1 BDRM APT. $775/Mo
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 Secure gated parking S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm upper condo, N/S, N/P. In-suite w/d. $950/mo + utils Oct 15/Nov 1. 604-723-8671.
PORT MOODY. Now renting ~ Villa Leah 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. suites. $950 $1475/mo Newly reno’d & upgraded Available immed. 778-355-6677
COQUITLAM CENTRE “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm $1230/mo *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL
604-944-2963 Coquitlam - Condo 2960 Princess Cr; Reno’d 1 BR 710 sf; 1 bath; lndry; balcony parking; locker; $1100 Nov. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM - CRESENTVIEW
Spacious 3 Level 2 & 3 Bdrm Townhomes Over 2000 sq ft, cozy ﬁreplaces, all appliances included. 1½ and 2 baths available; garage or carport. Large kitchen. Close to all types of schools, transportation and amenities.
Please call 604-834-4097 Website:www.aptrentals.com
DON’T MISS THIS! $735. 1 bdrm apt Incl. hot water & prkg. Avail Oct 15 or Nov 1. Quiet bldg., Near SFU & Lougheed Mall. N/P. 604-721-9020.
www.apt4rent.ca COQUITLAM: Lincoln / Pipeline (Windsor Gate), in suite W/D, s/s appliances, brand new 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 948 sq.ft. $1400/month. 1 yr term. Linda 604-761-7226
S Impeccably clean S Heat S H/water S Parking S Ldry
1 bdrm. from $775/mo.
22170 Dewdney Trunk Road
2 Bdrm, 2 bath Avail Immed, 3 appl’s ~ laundry hook-up new carpet ~ new paint $886/mo. $2000 for shares MAPLE RIDGE
1 Bedroom Suites
✶ Move In Allowance McIntosh Plaza Available November 1st Highrise 1/2 Block to Town F/F fridge & easy clean stoves NO PETS
22330 McIntosh Avenue
(604)463-6841 PITT MEADOWS Meadow Gardens overlooking 18th hole. Luxury 2 bdrm. & den, 3rd. ﬂr. 1,200 sqft. f/p, s/s appli. patio, in-ste w/d & storage, 1 u/g prkg & locker, clubhouse, ﬁtness room, fully secure, n/s, n/p. Ref’s. Avail immed. $1,495 + utils. Please call: (604)465-6201. PITT MEADOWS
Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832 535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)
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
CO-OP RENTALS NOVA VITA CO-OP
Bottom of Burnaby Mtn, SFU 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom Apts & Townhouses. Rent includes heat, fenced yard, u/g prkg. Share purchase starts at $1600. Email: email@example.com
or call 604-592-5663 AUTOS: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking. call 604.575.5555
HOMES FOR RENT
COQ. Central. 3 bdrm, 1 on main, 2 up, lrg fcd yrd 12x14 shed & 21x34 garage/workshop on Linton/Jasper. For reliable family $1600. 875-6543 COQ. Central. 5 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl. shed, full bsmt. New paint, tiles & carpets. Lge reliable family. Ref’s. N/P. $1950/mo. 875-6543
MAPLE RIDGE 3 bdrm rancher new ﬂrs/carpet cov’d patio cls to ament/schl $1425 604-941-3259
19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows
MAPLE RIDGE: 4 bdrms, 2 baths, 2 kit’s, 2 liv/rm’s. Nr Hammond schl, WCX & shops. NP/NS. Nov 1st. $1800/mo. (778)888-9175
space with small kitchen.
2 & 3 Bedrooms Available *Near schools *5 Appliances *Fireplace - NO PETS AVAIL IMMEDIATELY
Dinette slide, rear kitchen, 10’ box awning, electric jacks, thermopane solar windows. $28,995 (stk.26853) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
Call 604-942-2012 Harris Road Co-op Open House Oct 10 & 17, 12 PM - 4 PM 2 - 3 bdrm for Nov 1 $1005 / $1089/mo... Shares required $2500/$3500 No subsidy available 19225 119 Ave. Pitt Meadows PORT COQUITLAM, Citadel Hill, 5 bdrms 4 baths, 3 f/p’s, 3100 sf A/C $2300mo Avail now 778-846-3267 PORT COQUITLAM newer twnhse nr Costco. 3 Bdrm+den, garage, 2½ bath. No dogs. From $1600 + utils. Year lease. Aaron 604-644-7100
NEW STARCRAFT 3614
Dinette slideout, lots of storage, outside grill and more. $15,983 (stk.27314)
www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
AUTO FINANCING RECREATIONAL/RENT
25’ CLASS “C” MOTORHOME avail. for rent. Very clean, sleeps 5, a/c, micro. For Info 604-783-6848
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper
NOTICE IS GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of Elmer Stewart Boyd, also known as Elmer S. Boyd and Elmer Boyd, formerly of 103 - 523 Whiting Way, Coquitlam, B.C. deceased, who died on July 23, 2010, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the Adminstrators, Allen Stewart Boyd and Bonnie Ann Boyd, c/o Paulette V. Gurski, Barrister and Solicitor, 2300 - 2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 6K5, on or before November 5, 2010, after which date the Administrators will distribute the estate among the parties entitled, having regard only to the claims of which the Administrators then have notice. ALLEN STEWART BOYD BONNIE ANN BOYD Administrators BY: PAULETTE V. GURSKI Barrister & Solicitor
POSSESSORY REPAIRMAN’S LIEN By virtue of a POSSESSORY REPAIRMAN’S LIEN(S) for VANCOUVER HINO TRUCK DIVISION OF JIM PATTISON DEALERSHIP GROUP., we will dispose of the following units to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale. 10-411 1998 HINO FB 1817 Vin: JHBFB4JG9W1S10436 Registered Owner: ERICK KOVACS Indebtedness: $7,956.28
Day of sale is Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 @ 12:00 NOON. Absolute Bailiffs Inc. 1585 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, Contact: Sheldon Stibbs 604-522-2773
CARS - DOMESTIC
1991 Buick Regal. Ltd edition. 2 dr, auto, 140K, leather. In good condition. $1200 OBO. 604-945-4106 1992 Cadillac Fleetwood: 4/dr sedan, 53,000 org miles, like new. $5,000. Call Ralph 778-988-2055. 1998 Dodge Neon, auto., 146,000km, new tires, new stereo. $3500. Call (604)794-5865 1998 FORD TAURUS SE - 4 dr. auto., pwr. options, burgundy, chrome alloy whls. 65 original K. runs great mint. $4595 (604)328-1883 1998 PONTIAC Sunﬁre. S/roof, a/c, new tires, low kms. Economical. $3000 obo. Moving! 604-477-9590 2002 Pontiac Sunﬁre Spec Ed, low kms. Economical, a/c, new tires. $4000 obo. Moving! 604-477-9590 2002 PT CRUISER Ltd. Edition, Classic black auto fully ld’d mint cond 96K $5500 obo 604-476-1569
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1989 NISSAN with canopy, no rust, standard 5 speed, 4 cylinder, tow hitch, low mi. $2500. 604-942-0240 2005 SUZUKI Swift 4 dr hb, 5 spd, well maintained, low mileage, $6500 obo. 604-942-8171
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COQUITLAM Centre Area
COQUITLAM: 615 Girard Ave: 3/Bdrm, 2/ba, deck, c-d-s, new ﬂrs, cls to schls, mall, SFU. $1400/mo inclds utils. N/P. 604-841-6005. COQUITLAM, Cape Horn area. 3 bdrms, 2 baths. all appls. newly renov. Avail. immed. Must have refs. N/S. N/P. $1150. Also avail. 1 bdrm lower suite. $450 or neg. for whole house. Jennifer 604-771-9709
RE: ESTATE OF ELMER STEWART BOYD also known as ELMER S. BOYD and ELMER BOYD
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.
Notice To Creditors And Others
PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 bdrm condo. 5 appls. Gas F/P. Nr rec ctr. transit & library. Oct 1/Nov 1 $1250/mo. N/P. N/S. 604-524-3353.
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Pt Coq 4 BD HOUSE 3 BA, avail Oct 1, N/S. Ref’s req’d, $1950/mo
PORT Moody Newport Vill 2 bdr 2 f/bths, 4 appl, gas f/p, u/g prkg, n/s. Nov. 1. $1200 mo. 604-728-0004
604-808-5200 COQUITLAM.1 bdrm, nr SFU, 1/2 blk from bus. Sep entry. Own W/D, $800 incl utils.NS/NP.604-931-4578 COQUITLAM. 1 bdrm suite. Ns/np. Close to Blue Mtn. St., mall & schls. Oct. 1st or 15th. $700/mo. incl util. 604-931-1699 or 778-230-1090 COQUITLAM 2 Bdrm modern bsmt suite, near Douglas College and Town Centre Park. In-suite laundry, separate entry, laminate ﬂoors with carpet in bedrooms. n/s, n/p. Available Oct 15 or Nov 1. Please call 604-945-6969. COQUITLAM large 1 bdrm suite in exec home, sep entry & laundry,f/p, nice view, suit quiet mature person. $850/mo. Call 778-882-3959. COQUITLAM, Nr Coq Ctr. 1 bdrm. bsmt. priv. entry. NS/NP. $750incl. util. & cable. Nov.1st. 604-944-7580 COQUITLAM West 1 bdrm bsmt sparking clean & bright sunken l/rm. sep d/rm. Onsite owners. Priv ent. prkg & hydro incl. lndry avail. N/s n/p. Nov 1. $700/mo. 604-937-5177 COQUITLAM WW Plateau. 2 bdrm, $975 incl util, w/d, satelite TV. Avail. immed. Ns/np. 604-618-8549 COQUITLAM, WW Plateau. Bright large 2bdr +den, sep ent, priv laundry, full bath, cov’d patio, back yard, nr schools/bus, ns/np, avail Nov 1st. $980 +1/3 utils. 778-838-4081. COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Ground level 2 bdrm suite. Ldry incl. $950. N/S. N/P. Avail now. 604-808-2964. EAST Maple Ridge I br suite. $850. Incl utils. Priv laundry. 850 sq ft. NS/NP. Avail Oct.15 604-836-1187 NEW AD BURNABY - 8041 11th Ave. 3 Bdrm grnd lvl suite, nr schools & transp. Avail now, N/S. $950 +utils. 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318. NEW WEST 2bdrms+, newly reno’d lots of wood/character, gas f/p, 5 appls, garage,$1300 incl utils (cable extra).Oct 15/Nov1. 604-520-6801 Pitt Meadows. Lrg newer 1 bdrm, mature person shr w/d, ns/np, lots of storage big closets 604-460-1958 PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm, bright, above grnd, NP/NS, no ldry. Incl cble, hydro. $750m. 604-866-8182 Port Coquitlam 2 bdrm g/l, new hse, sep entr, avail now, $900 + shrd utils & lndry, np/ns, (604)374-6004 or 604-569-5226. PORT COQUITLAM, newly reno’d, large 3 bdrm, abv. grnd, quiet area. 1200sf, b. yrd, NS/NP. $1200 + 1/2 utils. Avail. NOW. (604) 552-5958. PORT COQUITLAM. Oxford 1 bdrm priv entry. Ns/np. Incl util. $700/mo. Immed. 778-558-2448 after 12pm PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $725 + 20% utils. Free ldry, nr Newport Vlg. Np/ns. Oct. 1. 604-469-9402 SOUTH POCO 2 bdrm & den, dishwasher, ﬁreplace, own entrance, ground ﬂoor, on bus route, $975 + 30% utilities 778-789-3145 WESTWOOD PLATEAU. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. 900sf., f/p, insuite ldry, 5 appl. lam ﬂr. $995. Nov. 1 778-773-6688 WESTWOOD PLATEAU, bright 2 bdrm, 1100 sf, extra strg, walk out patio, slate ﬂrs, nr amenities, quiet cul-de-sac, NS/NP, $995 + 25% utils, Nov. 1st. Call (604) 552-4767
Pt Mdy 2 BD T’House “Highland Park” 5 appl, avail now $1100/mo Ref’s. N/S. Small dog w/deposit.
W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
PORT MOODY 4 bdrms approx 3000s/f, unﬁn bsm’t, n/s n/p. Ref’s req $2,250/mo. Avail now 778-2887070 firstname.lastname@example.org
Luxury Basement Suite Like New. 5 Appliances. Mount Baker View. Walk out with own back yard. $850. Avai. Nov 1st.
#1 Selling 5th Wheel brand for 9 yrs. Mor/ryde hitch, huge picture windows, dbl. slide, elec. F/P, etc. $54,983 (stk.28225) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
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Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express
604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)
Polo Club Apartments
604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818
604.465.7221 PITT MEADOWS: 3 Bdrm + den, 2 u/g prk, 2 full baths, 5 appl, storage large patio, golf course & mtn view. $1450/mo. Nov 1st. (778)317-6812 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $775/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COQUITLAM warehouse, #2/4 175 Schoolhouse St. 5,909 sq ft. $6,140/mo. gross. Yard avail. Call Danielle 604-628-5613.
ANMORE. 1 bdrm on acre, 1000 sf, priv entry, cvrd deck, shrd W/D. N/P, suits 1, $850 incl utils cable & net. Immed/Nov.1. 604-506-1034 BURNABY SOUTH NEW 1 bdrm bsmt close to schl, bus, shopping. Avail Now $775/mo Incl hydro. No lndry, np, ns. Call 778-895-8870
Call (604) 931-2670
Port Moody - Townhouse 2200 Panorama Dr; Large 4 BR 2300 sf; 3.5 Bath; lndry; VIEW! Rec room; garage; $2100 Oct. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666
2010 MONTANA 3000RK
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
TRUCKS & VANS
1993 FORD F350, 14 foot tilt deck, auto, no air-care needed, auto $6500 obo. Call (604)597-2043 1996 FORD F250 - 7.3 pwr. stroke diesel, auto, immaculate, no accid. all pwr. option $9995/ 604.657.8659 2007 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad Cab Big Horn, 20’ alloys, mint. new brakes/tires, safety inspected, no accidents. $15,995 (604)328-1883 2008 GRAND Caravan, red, stow & go, 39K, auto, 7 seats $18,500. 604-922-7367 or 778-867-7367
Welcome Home !
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 $720/mo.
Coquitlam - Main House 353 Mundy St; Lrg 3 BR + Den RENO”D; 2200 sf; 2.5 Bath; lndry Media Room; garage; $2150 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666
Suit Mature Adults
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.
PORT MOODY *SPECIAL* Large 1 BDRM $750, Henry St. incls ht, h/w, prk. 604-461-1336 or 604-937-5427
THE PERFECT LOCATION
Devonshire Housing Co-op
STORAGE SPACE for rent. 1400 sf. Available now. For more info call 604-866-8182.
2251 Pitt River Rd.
655 North Rd, Coquitlam
Cedar Grove Apartments
2007 Sunseeker motorhome E 450, 1 slide, 31.6’, slps 6, like new, 25,000k, $49,500. (604)824-4552
For more info & viewing call
Quiet building with insuite storage, dishwasher, gated parking. Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms
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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.
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION PORT COQUITLAM
1976 25’ 5th wheel Vanguard, new updates, great cond., sleeps 4, w/hitch $3000 obo. (604)465-4580 1984 24’ Citation, GMC Motorhome, 85,000km, many recent upgrades, exc cond., $6000. (604)858-9028
Hyland Manor 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
PORT COQUITLAM. Furnished room, to share house with retired owner. Female pref. N/S. N/P. $425/mo. incl. utils. 604-475-1887. PORT COQUITLAM: Room avail in large house for adult. NS/NP/N/D. $425. 604-944-0884; 604-341-6702 PORT MOODY, furnished bdrm & bath, in townhouse. NS/ NP/ ND. $450/mth. Phone (778) 355-1333.
For more info & viewing call
NOW RENTING EXCEPTIONAL RETIREMENT INDEPENDENT LIVING 55 RJ Kent Residences. Brand New 1 bdrm. suites. Monthly lease includes 2 meals, weekly housekeeping and ﬂat laundry service. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam 778-285-5554
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2006 MAZDA RX8-GT, 33K km, fully loaded except navigation, $19,900 obo. Call (604)869-9210
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.
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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.
2 Bdrm Suites Available With Large Balcony / Patio
COQUITLAM Mariner & Cape Horn. Lrg 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Bright & clean. Fam/rm, l/rm, d/rm, new carpet, avl now. $1475 incl utils. 604-780-7726 Lg 2 bdrm, upper ﬂoor, sep. ent, newly renovated, close to all amenities, no pets, no smokers, ref., $740 util. 604-802-4039 POCO, N. 3 bdrm, main ﬂr, lrg sundeck, nr. prk/schl, ns/np, $1350 incl utils/ satallite, Now. 778-233-7864. PORT COQUITLAM spacious 2100 s/f, 4 bdrms, main ﬂr, 2 full baths, liv.rm, fam.rm, breakfast.rm, din.rm. Deck, F/P, 6 applis, alarm, nr schl, bus & prk, Avail now $1400/mo + 2/3 utils. NP/NS. 604-715-2096 PORT MOODY, 3 bdrm 2 bath upper lvl 1400sf, fncd yd, shed, corner lot, view,nr all ament N/S $1400 + 2/3 util Nov 1. 604-929-8738 PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1300 +60% util. 604-469-9402
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