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Mayors OK gas tax hike ‘leap of faith’ Money will go to build the Evergreen Line By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
A fill-up in Metro Vancouver will cost motorists an extra two cents a litre in TransLink tax starting next April. Sixteen mayors approved TransLink’s supplemental plan Friday by an 81-34 population-weighted vote — a 70% majority. It ensures the long-stalled Evergreen Line to Coquitlam will finally be built and delivers a variety of other transit upgrades across the region, partly funded through the gas tax increase. But more new fees targeting drivers could be on the way, such as an annual vehicle levy or road pricing, as a result of the vote. At least that’s what most mayors hope happens. see ‘WE HAVE A YEAR’,, page 3
Applications in to run planned Gordon shelter Province and city will review proposals By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
KEEPING HER EYE ON THE BALL
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Mikaela Montagano of Coquitlam Metro Ford (wearing white) pursues Burnaby Selects’ Kaela Hansen — as she goes after the ball — in U12 girls’ soccer play on Sunday at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam. For more sports, see page 26.
Seven groups vying to run Coquitlam’s new homeless shelter will have to wait until the end of the year to find out if they’re successful. The application process closed last week for organizations wanting to operate the shelter and transitional housing facility planned for 3030 Gordon Ave., located behind Christmas Way. And soon, representatives from BC Housing, the city of Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities’ Homelessness Task Force will meet to sift through the bids and decide on a winner. see FUNDING NOT ASSURED ASSURED,, page 4
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The Metro cities and the province are now committed to try to negotiate various new sources for TransLink to cover nearly half of the extra $70 million per year required to fund the transit expansion plan. It’s a big leap of faith for the mayors, who are trusting that Victoria will deliver and not leave them in the lurch once again. If the province gets cold feet or otherwise refuses to sign off on new sources, a $23 average property tax increase takes effect instead. “This is not the end of the road — this is the beginning of the road to the solution,” Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender said. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said a “fair tolling policy” must be part of the debate to end the inequity of some Metro residents paying more in tolls than others. “We have a year,” Watts said. “If we can’t do this in a year, I think we should all just walk away from the table. If for whatever reason it fails, I will not be sitting at this table.” Approval was assured because Surrey and Vancouver had enough weighted votes to pass the plan with only a few other cities on board. Six mayors opposed the
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Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini said his city will reverse a development freeze when the Evergreen Line advances. plan: Burnaby’s Derek Corrigan, Richmond’s Malcolm Brodie, Delta’s Lois Jackson, Langley Township’s Rick Green, Pitt Meadows’ Don M a c L e a n a n d N ew Westminster’s Wayne Wright. Langley Township’s Green said residents of communities south of the Fraser River are under-served by transit and tapped out on what they can pay. “I’m hearing it loud and clear,” he said. “People have just had enough.” MacLean warned the fall-back property tax increase, if used, will not be temporary but will stay in place forever because rescinding it would trigger drastic transit service cuts. Several mayors predicted Victoria will back out and refuse to grant new sources — especially ones sure to be contentious as the next provincial election nears — leaving them stuck with the unwanted property tax.
“Can you imagine how difficult a road pricing debate is going to be and how divisive that is going to be in our region?” Brodie asked. “I’m afraid I don’t have that kind of faith,” Delta’s Jackson added. TransLink has tried to get on sustainable financial footing before. It had the green light to impose a $75 per vehicle levy in 2000 but the then-opposition BC Liberals fought it and the NDP government scrapped it in a bid to shore up votes. M o r e r e c e n t l y, TransLink adopted a parking stall tax but the BC Liberal government decided it was unacceptable and killed it amid a governance overhaul that took TransLink control away from the elected reps. Some mayors, such as Brodie, wanted to approve just the two-cent gas tax for the $1.4-billion Evergreen Line, chop the other spending in the plan and avoid the risk of a property
“not impossible.” He says in the report (available at www.translinkcommission.org under What’s New) that he didn’t have enough data from TransLink to provide a thorough analysis but he’s doubtful such a ridership boost could be accomplished so soon along what he called a low-density corridor. “This appears optimistic given that it is recognized that the primary role of the Evergreen Line is to shape land use in a relatively low-density sector of the region,” he wrote. And if ridership numbers don’t meet projections, revenue could
fall — and even a 25% drop in projected “new” ridership could result in a loss of $28 million in fare revenue over six years. Meanwhile, the city of Coquitlam is in negotiations with the province over a proposed Lincoln station near Town Centre that would have the desired effect of boosting density to support ridership. “The whole idea is to densify the Tri-Cities and to build in the TriCities so we increase the ridership,” said Maurice Gravelle, Coquitlam’s general manager of strategic initiatives. He said he couldn’t be more detailed about negotia-
tax hike. But others said they couldn’t support an Evergreen-only solution — nor was it possible because mayors had no power to amend the plan crafted by TransLink’s unelected board. Changes to the governance structure giving cities more control of the spending priorities is a key demand of the mayors. Corrigan said the province will only grant real reform if the mayors take a stand and freeze the flow of new cash to TransLink. The provincial government still has to pass legislation this month enabling the TransLink gas tax increase from a current 15 cents a litre to 17 cents next spring. As soon as the increase is legislated, the province is expected to move quickly to issue a request for proposals for the Evergreen Line — likely before the end of the year — setting the stage for a construction start next year. A jubilant Mayor Joe Trasolini of Port Moody said his city will reverse a development freeze as soon as the project advances. T h e a p p r ov a l o f TransLink’s $400-million share of Evergreen Line costs also secures more than $1 billion in federal and provincial contributions. firstname.lastname@example.org
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As Metro Vancouver mayors voted Friday on a plan to boost gas taxes and possibly bump property taxes to pay for transit improvements, a re por t sug g ested Evergreen Line revenue projections may be overly optimistic. The analysis by transportation commissioner Martin Crilly says ridership projections of increases between 65% and 70% in six years after opening are “somewhat optimistic,” although
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Six all-candidate meetings already scheduled in Coquitlam A number of community groups have already booked times and dates for Coquitlam residents to hear directly from candidates running for mayor, council and school board in the Nov. 19 civic election: • Nov. 1: Northeast
Coquitlam Ratepayers’ Association will host an all-candidates’ debate — for mayoral and council contenders only — at 7 p.m. at Victoria Hall (3435 Victoria Dr.); • Nov. 2: Westwood Plateau Community Association is putting on
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A few bucks will be left over Exact amount of PoCo surplus is not yet known By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
T he city of Por t Coquitlam is expected to have a few extra dollars in its coffers by year’s end than what was budgeted. According to a city staff report, the municipality is projecting an estimated $880,000 surplus, with higher than expected revenues and several key departments coming in under budget. Mindy Smith, PoCo’s director of corporate services, cautioned that the number is an estimate, and the true amount of surplus will not be known until the new year. Council will decide how the money is spent but using the funds to reduce taxes will likely not be an option, she said. “Surplus is one-time money and is not used in the budget to reduce tax rates because the funding source is not sustainable,” she said in an email. “Each year following the completion of the city annual audit, the actual surplus is calculated and council de-
termines how the funds will be used.” The annual audit is conducted in the spring. According to a PoCo staff report, the city is expecting $451,000 more in revenues by year end than what was previously budgeted. The extra money is attributed to the timing of several large construction projects, particularly in the Dominion
Triangle, which pay development cost charges to the city. Economic conditions and other city operations can lead to budget variances, the report states, adding that the extra $451,000 is about 0.4% of the city’s overall revenue. Engineering services was the only department projected to exceed its budget, coming
in $61,000, or 1%, over due to the increased expenditures required to accompany the new development in the city. T he city of Por t Coquitlam is currently preparing its 2012-2016 financial plan and the public can comment on a survey the municipality is conducting on its website (www.portcoquitlam.ca).
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Braidwood still in jail on gun charges By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Former Canadian Football League player Adam Braidwood, who was arrested on gun charges last month during the Terry Fox Hometown Run in Port Coquitlam, will remain behind bars for at least another week. Braidwood’s lawyer, Kris Pechet, said there is a possibility bail will be discussed at a scheduled Oct. 19 hearing but added the case is complicated due to his client’s outstanding legal issues in Alberta. If Braidwood were to make bail in B.C., Pechet said, there is a possibility he has breached bail conditions set out by the Alberta Crown dealing with his previous arrests. “No matter what happens with bail in British Columbia, he is subject to being taken back to Alberta,” Pechet said. “The Alberta Crown could make an application to cancel his bail. It is unknown whether or when that will be done.” Braidwood was taken into custody Sept. 25 after a Coquitlam RCMP officer who was directing traffic for the Terry Fox Hometown Run was confronted by a many carrying what was believed to be a gun. Police discovered bullet holes inside a nearby home and said the 28-year-old is facing several weapons charges.
His previous legal troubles date back to November 2010 in Alberta, when witnesses reported seeing an injured man being stuffed into the trunk of a car. Braidwood was charged with forcible confinement and aggravated assault. While on bail, he again had a run-in with police that led to charges of domestic assault, uttering threats and weapons offences. Pechet, who was Braidwood’s high school football coach at Seaquam secondary school in North Delta, said his client is doing well given his circumstances. “He is doing OK,” Pechet said. “He is concerned, of course. He is concerned for the impact this is having on his family and his friends. He is more concerned about them than he is about himself.” Braidwood will remain at the North Fraser Pre-trial Centre in PoCo until his next hearing. The former Washington State football product was drafted first overall in the 2006 CFL Canadian draft but was released by the Eskimos in April because of his legal issues. He was Edmonton’s nominee for the Outstanding Rookie award in 2006 but a knee injury forced him to sit out the 2008 and 2009 season. gmckenna@ tricitynews.com
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nsomnia, anxiety, allergic reactions, palpitations and withdrawal. Is this a list of symptoms from an illegal drug? No, it’s what adults have known for years are the downsides of drinking too much coffee and tea. Unfortunately, now the kids are emulating their parents by drinking energy drinks that typically have twice the caffeine of regular pop and just about as much as a cup of drip coffee. The kids think these drinks are cool, their logos are eye-catching and they are easy to get at corner stores and grocery outlets. A single can of Red Bull or even Monster falls within Health Canada guidelines for caffeine consumption for older teens but what happens if two or more are drunk in a day? Teens may then face some of the health concerns that adults face when they drink too much coffee (see above). Should the government have taken a tougher stance and prevented these drinks from being sold anywhere but pharmacies? It’s hard to say. The more adults try to regulate teen behaviour, the more challenges they face. And the fact that caffeine is mildly addictive is not lost on companies marketing their products to kids in new and innovative ways. The popularity of these beverages among teens looking for a light buzz is reminiscent of the older generations’ interest in cigarettes. For teens, water is just plain boring, pop is old-school and so is juice, although neither are great as they are typically full of sugar. Of course, energy drinks are not as bad as cigarettes and legions of adults are drinking caffeinated beverages without too many side effects. But are we comfortable with kids picking up an energy drink at lunch or on the way home from school? Probably not. At the very least, parents should be educating themselves as to what their children are ingesting. Health Canada’s suggested limits for daily caffeine intake are roughly 2.5 mg per kilogram of body weight. This guideline will mean little or nothing to the average kid looking for a bit of a buzz and acceptance among his peers. But parents can at least use the new content disclosure rules to find out whether their kids’ drinks measure up.
Premier’s TV stunt won’t solve court problems BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA remier Christy Clark handed her opponents more ammunition last week with her latest “ready, fire, aim” episode, calling for radio and TV coverage of Stanley Cup riot prosecutions. The day after this half-baked idea was announced, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond had to sign an executive order directing Crown prosecutors to ask judges for broadcast coverage. Prosecutors have enough trouble getting convictions in our stumbling, delay-plagued court system without spending time on TV applications for minor cases. Bond referred reporters to the long list of conditions under which broadcasting may be done from court. In the unlikely event a judge consents to broadcast access, nothing can be aired until at least two hours after a morning or afternoon session has been ad-
journed. Absurdly, everyone involved, from lawyers to witnesses to defendants, has a veto over their image or voice being broadcast. No accused people would consent to that. The rules are designed to fail. I’m all in favour of televising court, not so much to shame perpetrators as to show what a cozy little closed shop it is. I recently sat in on the plea-bargained sentence for James Roy Taylor, the former Fraser Health technology manager caught with his hand in the cookie jar for the second time in his career. Crown and defence lawyers exchanged legalese barely above a whisper, congratulating each other for the elegance of the tap on the wrist they were giving Taylor for accepting multiple benefits in exchange for approving fraudulent invoices for a doctor supplying questionable electronic health services. Taylor has to do community service, pay back the lolly he admits accepting and take a reduced pension on account of being fired as a crook. Poor fellow. Anyone who has sat in court for long sees the endless parade of adjournments
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and excuses that routinely substitute for progress. Years ago, I publicized the efforts a pioneering group of youth court observers, ordinary citizens horrified by the sluggish pace of proceedings. Day after day, they saw smirking teens watch lawyers compare schedules before heading off to lunch. Those citizens’ efforts led to a diversion program for first-time offenders to provide timely consequences for their misdeeds. But don’t just take it from me on the state of our courts. Gov. Gen. David Johnston, a law professor before being appointed the Queen’s representative in Canada, gave a speech in August in which he ripped lawyers for violating their social contract with the public with unacceptable delays. “We enjoy a monopoly to practise law,” Johnston told the Canadian Bar Association meeting. “In return, we are duty-bound to serve our clients competently, to improve justice and to continuously create the good. That’s the deal.” As usual, the political debate is nearly
sterile. The NDP wants more judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and courthouses. Pour more money in, just like the school and health systems, says the party that hasn’t had a new idea in 30 years. Bond did propose a new idea last week: Probation orders with conditions will soon be available for those charged with public drunkenness under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act rather than the Criminal Code — although they would still have to go to court. Perhaps the government could take a cue from their recent revision of impaired driving laws, giving police the ability to assess fines and impound vehicles on the spot. Perhaps by the time the next big drunken riot starts to brew, police would actually be able to offer consequences. Going around the court system is the cops’ best bet these days. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. email@example.com twitter.com/tomfletcherbc
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TRI-CITYY LETTERS 2 kudos for cops The Editor, While walking on Clarke Street in Port Moody, I came across a group of men all staring into some bushes where a young black bear was hiding. Apparently, these men had gone to work only to find out they couldn’t because this bear was happily eating apples on the adjoining property. They had watched for a while and then decided to try and shoo it away with loud noises from a shovel and hammer. This only succeeded in getting the bear to run and hide between the building and the fence. Someone had called the Port Moody Police and I am thrilled to tell you that these two officers not only did their job but had a great sense of humour. When I initially saw the gun, I asked the officer if he was going to kill the bear. He responded, “Oh yes, we are going to shoot it” and then laughed and said, “No, these are beanbag bullets. They won’t hurt the bear, just scare it.” He then showed me the bullet. I was impressed that he took the time to show and explain this to me. The two officers surveyed the area around the bear and decided which was the best direction to scare him off. One small pop was all I heard and the bear took off running. The gentleman with the shovel and hammer proceeded to make noise to keep the bear from returning to Clarke Street. The officers made sure the bear ran across the alley into the bushes.
This story could have ended very differently. At this point in the season, bears are eating their last meals trying to stock up for a long hibernation. With all the construction and depletion of their land, they are coming into town to find food. Most of these bears do not get relocated. This bear incident had a happy ending but I hope that bear does not return and get labelled a “problem bear” — we all know what happens to them. Thanks to the Port Moody Police officers who responded, they were great guys. Calais McNabb, Port Moody
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The Editor, At 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 5, I became aware of a non-emergency, but nonetheless worrisome, situation in front of our home (across from a former grow-op). After quietly observing for a few minutes, I decided to call the police instead of becoming involved myself. Within 10 to 15 minutes, Coquitlam RCMP officers showed up, took charge of the situation in an efficient, polite and expert manner. Thank you, officers, well done indeed. I was able to go back to sleep wondering what we would do if we did not have such dedicated young officers to help us when we are in need and watch over us. That was my kind of RCMP. K. Bernaschek, Coquitlam
Merge sensibly on Shaughnessy St. The Editor, There is a traffic challenge happening on Shaughnessy Street southbound between Lougheed Highway and the railway underpass: People driving along Shaughnessy towards downtown in the outside lane see a sign indicating that their lane will be closed ahead. Overly polite people often try to change lanes far before reaching the barrier ahead, thinking they would be rude to go to the end of the lane and budge in.
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That thinking is wrong. People need to move all the way forward to the barrier so that traffic doesn’t build up behind them. Such build-up has been tying up the Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. When cars fill up the lane that is eventually blocked off, that lane is being used for the purpose it was intended. Merging then usually occurs on a polite basis of every other car going forward at the narrowing point. Julie Roberts, Port Coquitlam
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Oct 23 - Salmon Come Home Join us at the Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery to see Coho and Chum salmon returning to their home streams! This popular family event is held rain or shine and will include ﬁshy children’s activities, music, concession, salmon viewing, live salmon demonstrations with Fisheries and Oceans and crafts. Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery, Hoy Creek Park, north of City Hall, west of CCAC Admission: Free Info: 604-927-6907, www.hsws.ca
Oct 18—Veterans Independence Program Julien Methot, Case Manager, Veterans Affairs Canada will talk about their programs which are evolving to meet the increasing needs of aging war veterans. Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon Location: Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier Street, entrance off of Winslow Admission: Free, pre-registration required Info: 604-927-6098
Nov 4—Care Planning For Your Future Find out how to plan for your future, presentation will include building a care plan of your own, options of care, costs whether it’s home support, independent living, assisted living or full care. Presenter: Terez Payette–Astoria Retirement Living Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier Street, entrance off of Winslow Admission: Free Info: 604-927-6098
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Austin Ave at Poirier – Road widening work. Coast Meridian (Phase 2) - Millard to Highland – New storm sewer construction 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mon to Fri. Detour of trafﬁc along Highland, Marguerite and Millard to Coast Meridian will be in place Mon., Aug 29, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. to Fri. construction hours with trucks over 13,600 kg continuing to use Coast with intermittent ten minute closures.
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King Edward Street CLOSED - King Edward Street, is closed between Lougheed and United Boulevard, visit www.coquitlam.ca/kingedward for details.
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A former Green Party candidate who has run both provincially and federally has set her sights on a Port Moody council seat in this fall’s civic election. Rebecca Helps filed her nomination papers last week and vowed that if elected she would work closely with regional authorities to push for construction of the Evergreen Line. She said she would govern “as though the greatest challenge we face is climate change” and wants the city to take a leadership role in the region in combating the problem. Helps, who has lived in Por t Moody her whole life, said her experience as a system analyst would help her in achieving her other goal: streamlining city departments to make them more efficient. For more information, go to www.votinghelps.ca. • Barbara Junker, a 22-year resident of Glenayre, said she will seek a seat on Port Moody council in this fall’s civic election. Junker is a member of the Glenayre Community Association and has volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and her parent advisory committee. She works for the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, representing BC Hydro employees, among other workers. Junker outlined what
elected in 2008, said the city needs to find new revenue sources so that homeowners are not overburdened by property taxes. He has been a resident of the community since 1982 where he has coached lacrosse, hockey and has volunteered in support of local sports. In 2004 he was rewarded for his efforts when he was given the Port Coquitlam Volunteer Award.
technology park and said Port Moody needs to formulate a business plan to encourage more economic development. A water bus ferry running from Rocky Point to Lonsdale Quay is also an initiative she said she would like to put forward if elected. Small is the president of the Barnet Lions Club and has worked on community projects, including the Golden Spike Days, Hike for Hospice and the shoreline cleanup. She has lived in Pleasantside for 20 years.
campaign manager: “I have always put the interests of Coquitlam residents first and will continue to do so.” Currently, Sekora is a member of the city’s four standing committees and is on the parcel tax review panel. He also serves as the vicechairperson of the multiculturalism advisory and the disability issues committees. In the 2008 race, Sekora placed third with 9,043 votes.
A longtime Coquitlam politician announced yesterday he will seek another term on city council. Lou Sekora, a current city councillor who previously served as the city’s mayor and, briefly, as a Liberal MP, said in a press release via his
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enovation fixer and television star Mike Holmes has some competition in Grade 5 student Nicholas Pengelley. The 12-year-old recently gave woodworking safety tips to his peers at an after-school program run by Step-by-Step Child Development Society. “Measure twice, cut once because you can’t re-glue it,” Pengelley told the other children sternly as he demonstrated the proper way of cutting a two-by-four. Soon, the girls drifted away to other demos on sewing and crafts but some of the boys stuck around for the woodworking workshop, which Pengelley, a mentor in Stepby-Step’s newest program, gave with equal measures of passion and patience. Pengelley is one of three Como Lake middle school students who are mentors in the program for students aged 10 and up at the Scout Hall in Coquitlam’s Blue Mountain Park. The other mentors are Caroline Pengelley, who is teaching sewing, and Angelina Gordo, the craft expert. The mentors are passing on their skills to younger kids and, in return, get gifts such as recreation passes, so their participation in the program is more like a job. “It’s a great way to build confidence and it helps them organize their learning,” said Debra Smith,
executive director of Step-by-Step. The organization has had to be creative to meet the changing needs of families over the years and the mentor program is just one of several new initiatives. Smith said it was developed to address the gap in after-school care for middle school kids, most of whom think they are too old to be supervised. Their parents, meanwhile, aren’t ready to let their kids go home alone and so the program was developed to meet a 12- to 13-year-old’s need for independence and their parents’ comfort level. “These kids don’t want anything to do with daycare,” Smith said, “but they may not be ready to be on their own.” It’s just one of four programs Step-by-Step is launching this fall at the Blue Montain Scout Hall as it marks its 30th anniversary with new services for families. Smith said the organization is recruiting new partners and the Scout Hall location is on Coquitlam’s west side, an area that hadn’t been tapped. There is also a new skills enhancement pre-school program starting up at the hall, in addition to the mentorship program, and an out-of-school care program, which has room for more kids, as well as a new family resource centre opening this month that will run daily from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with support from the United Way. The skills enhancement program is for children age three to five years who are not currently receiving services from a speech and language or occupational therapist and who might need a boost in their fine or gross motor skills, or more opportunities for socializing with their peers, before kindergarten.
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Step-by-Step Child Development Society is celebrating 30 years of service to families in the Tri-Cities by opening new programs in the Scout Hall at Blue Mountain Park. Above, Nicholas Pengelley demonstrates woodworking skills to Emily Myers, Angelina Gordo and Brianna Yerxa. Top, Caroline Pengelley shows Lexa Galbraith how to sew as part of a mentorship program for middle school children. Smith said it’s staffed by a child specialist, speech and language therapist and an occupational therapist and set up like an obstacle course with several stations. “They have the children attend to certain tasks and learn to manipulate their body in space so they can handle the six hours of kindergarten or school,” Smith said. Strong Start facilitators in the area will soon get information on the program so they can refer parents whose children might be able to benefit from the extra individualized support, she said. In the three decades that Stepby-Step has been around to provide programs and resources for fami-
lies, much has changed and Smith said the organization is constantly adapting to meet demands for new services. When it started in 1979, the society’s mission was to provide programs and services for families with children with special needs and was based at Harbour View elementary in Coquitlam. It has since expanded to other areas of Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam and broadened its mandate to include all children. “Here we are at 30 years, we’ve evolved and changed.” Smith said. • More information can be found at www.step-by-step.ca. email@example.com
Young people with passion and something to say are wanted for a theatre group called Detour, sponsored by the PoCoMo Youth Society. Tina D’Amelio, who is leading the group, says 10 young people aged 14 to 18 are needed for the project, which will culminate in a local production in April. “We feel the youth have a story and a message, and we want to help them get it out there,” said D’Amelio. Previous acting experience is not necessary, D’Amelio said, and dancing or singing experience is an asset, not a requirement because the young people will write the production working with whatever skills and talents they have. D’Amelio, who is also a School District 43 counsellor, said she took on the opportunity to work with PoCoMo and the Detour group as a way to get back into theatre. Before becoming a counsellor at Sir Frederick Banting middle school, she was an actress and drama teacher, and ran drama clubs. “When you’re an artist and you don’t get to do your art, you have to find a way to make it work,” D’Amelio said, noting she plans to teach the young people the skills they need to put on their own production. Youth can be self referred or referred by a school, individual or community organization for the free program, which will rehearse Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas College, David Lam Campus, C building, Room C1028. Help may be available for those with transportation issues. The program is partially sponsored by Westminster Savings Credit Union. • For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-525-1888. email@example.com
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Forbidden love brings ‘bitter’ and ‘sweet’ to novel that delves into past recently picked up a copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweett on the recommendation of a friend. I read the book and am I ever glad I did. This is one of those stories you wish would continue after you’ve finished the last page. It is so beautifully written, it almost reads itself. Set in Seattle, the story deals with ChineseAmerican man, Henry Lee. He has lived on the edge of Japantown for most of his life and after his wife passes away, an unusual event happens as he is walking through the area. The old Panama Hotel is being restored and the new owners have found the belongings of a number of Japanese people — things that had been stored there prior to their owners being sent to encampments during World War II. This discovery and the memories that ensue lead us to the story of Henry as a boy. His was a traditional family but his father sends him to the American school so his son will be able to get ahead in the world. It is not an easy transition. He learns to deal with bullies and those who look down upon him. Henry is neither his father’s perfect Chinese son nor his schoolmates American equal. On the upside, he meets a wonderful Japanese girl, Keiko, who faces the same prejudices and they are two against the world at school. When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour, life changes for Henry, Keiko and their families. Henry’s father is very anti-Japanese because of the events in China. He is appalled at his son’s friend-
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Any 2 Cocktails & Any Appy Any Thursday! ship with a Japanese girl and cuts him out of his life. Henry becomes even closer to Keiko and her family, and this drives him to help his new friends against the injustices they face. This is only part of the story, though. Henry, a widower, needs to come to terms with his loneliness and with his son, with whom he has never been close. The story is, as the title states, both bitter and sweet. What I loved about it was how real the story felt, almost if it was someone you knew recalling their life, with its ups and downs, excitements and sorrows. Author Jamie Ford has written a beautiful novel describing the clashes between cultures, eras and generations. It reminds me of Snow Falling on Cedarss or The House of Sand and Fog in how the stories deal with the clash of cultures and forbidden love. Any of these three books would make excellent reads. A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Silvana Harwood is deputy director of Coquitlam Public Library.
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You can take some time to make a green difference on the weekend in Coquitlam. Footprints Conservation Society, a local environmental organization, is hosting a tree planting on Oct. 15 at Panorama Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plans include converting an area currently covered with grass into a young forest and the Saturday planting will follow three days of planting by Grade 3 to 5 students at Panorama Heights elementary school. The community planting on Oct. 15 will kick off with a musical performance by The BC Trees and refreshments served by the Tim Hortonâ€™s Community cruiser from 10 to 11 a.m. Panorama Park is located at 1485 Panorama Dr., next to the school. The planting is taking place along the south-facing slope. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and shovels as they will be in limited supply Footprints Conservation Society is a charitable organization founded in 2010 by Krystal and Ryan Vrba. For more information on the Panorama Park tree planting project and other initiatives, visit www.footprintseducation.org.
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Oooh, scary: Story deadline looming The annual Scary Story Contest â€” presented by Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and The Tri-City Newss â€” is back and welcomes writers in two age categories: 11 to 14 years and 15 to 18 years. We can hear you snickering to yourself. Frightening a bunch of namby-pamby librarians and newspaper folk sounds simple, right? Well, think again. The judges know scary stories and scary movies. If you resort to clichĂŠs, theyâ€™ll bundle up your entries, slip them inside a pillowcase and rest their heads on them â€™til they nod off to sleep. So be original! Be daring! Write something judges havenâ€™t seen or heard or thought of. Make them fear the dark like they did as kids and youâ€™ll end up with a tidy prize and your name in print. Please note that your story can be no longer than 500 words, three of which must be the ones you see under the contest rules below (look these words up in the dictionary if you are unclear of what they mean). The rules: â€˘ Stories must be original works of fiction by the person whose name is listed on the entry. â€˘ Writers must be aged 11 to 18 years and live in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore or Belcarra. â€˘ Stories can be no more than 500 words in length. Stories longer than 500 words will be disqualified (titles and bylines do not count towards the total). â€˘ Each story must include the following words: revenant, phantasm and catacombs. â€˘ Each writer must include his or her name, age, phone number and city of residence with the entry. â€˘ Each entry must be emailed inline and/or as a Microsoft Word attachment to email@example.com no later than midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Winners in each age category will receive prizes valued at: $75 (first), $50 (second), and $25 (third). Selected entries will also be published in The Tri-City Newss on Friday, Oct. 28.
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How do you resolve issues, concerns, demands or challenges? Small business owners are constantly managing multiple conﬂicts with everyone from customers, suppliers to regulators. It is how they deal with these issues that matters in their life and their business. I’ve always said that conﬂict can be as good for you as a great piece of chocolate, because when you get to resolve it, the release and the relief that one can derive from it— both in the brain and in health is astonishing.
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The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present internationally renowned speaker and author, Elaine Allison. She will be the keynote luncheon presenter for small business week. Her luncheon takes place on Wednesday, October 19. Please register at www.tricitieschamber.com or call 604-464-2716. Elaine Allison, CSP (Certiﬁed Speaking Professional) is an international keynote speaker and management and training consultant. She was one of Canada’s ﬁrst female prison guards in an all-male maximum security prison at the age of nineteen in the 1970s. She is the author of the bestselling book in Canada PowHERful Leadership Lessons for Women Who Don’t Golf and contributing author to a new book entitled: Success Building Strategies with Deepak Chopra and Ken Blanchard. She has worked with hundreds of clients in more than twenty different industries across North America, including preparing more than ﬁve thousand employees at the Vancouver International Airport to welcome the world for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, featured in mainstream media across Canada and the United States.
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The Tri-Cities Chamber is a non-proﬁt organization comprised of businesses, professionals, and other community groups working to ensure a healthy economic and socio-economic base to beneﬁt the entire community. It takes strong businesses to make a strong community. Joining the Tri-Cities Chamber gives you opportunities to connect, get noticed, learn how to grow your business, and have an advocate when it comes to important community issues. And, we’ll help you save money! Through strength in numbers, the Chamber is able to offer members exclusive money-saving beneﬁts. Think of it as “buying in bulk”. A single company couldn’t buy enough to qualify so we’ve banded together – and beneﬁt as a group. Membership includes Special Events: networking breakfasts, luncheons, educational workshops, golf tournament, and the business excellence awards gala Promotional opportunities: mail-outs, Chamber website, Chamber Review section in the Now newspaper, sponsorship opportunities Chamber beneﬁt programs: Group insurance plan, discounted merchant services (debit & credit processing), fuel discounts, and more Responsible action: a representative for constructive change at the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government There are many more beneﬁts. To ﬁnd out more about membership, please contact Gillian Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-464-2716. Tracy Price Wealth Management Team RBC Dominion Securities 201 - 960 Quayside Drive New Westminster, BC V3M 6G2 Tel 604-257-7478 www.rbcds.com/tracy.price Business Owner Specialist
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For any of our events register online at www.tricitieschamber.com or call 604-464-2716 Celebrating 25 Years! Member Since 1993
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Coquitlam - Maillardville 102-1108 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 3P5 Tel: 604-933-2001 Fax: 604-933-2002 email@example.com
OCTOBER 17-21 Small Business Week
November 9 Mayor’s Coffee Talk
Various events throughout the week
Join Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart for boardroom level discussions of burning issues as they relate to your business in Coquitlam. Must be a Chamber member to attend.
OCTOBER 26 Member Orientation
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Join us at our ofﬁce as we review what’s included in a membership, the many programs available and how a Chamber membership can beneﬁt your business. Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM Location: Chamber Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
SAVE THE DATE!
OCTOBER 27 Nominees Luncheon
Annual General Meeting – November 17th
The excitement increases as we gather to honour Nominees selected in four categories of the 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards. This year’s luncheon will be held at beautiful Westwood Plateau so mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Business Excellence Awards Gala – January 28th
Time: 11:30 am - 1:45 pm
We are now calling for Nominations for the Board of Directors.
Location: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam
Please contact us to ﬁnd out how to nominate someone.
ALL CANDIDATES MEETINGS:
Christmas Luncheon – December 8th
These events are open to the public, and no registration is required. November 1 – Port Moody (Inlet Theatre) November 3 – Port Coquitlam (Terry Fox Theatre) November 8 – Coquitlam (Evergreen Theatre) All meetings start at 7:00pm.
As a small business owner myself, I appreciate the effort and time it takes to make a business successful. “Best wishes for 2011/2012.”
Location: Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Boardroom 1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Pre-registration and advanced payment is required for all events. 48 hour cancellation notice required. For more information or to register on-line for an event, see our website www.tricitieschamber.com or contact the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce: T. 604.464.2716 F. 604.464.6796
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Celebrating Business Excellence in the Tri-Cities 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards
Member Since 1983 Tony Impellezzeri 2714 Barnet Hwy. Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 1B8 Tel: 604-461-4494 Fax: 604-464-7539 Website: www.kirmac.com
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We take this opportunity to honor the accomplishments of individuals and businesses who have done wonderful things in their ďŹ elds of work. We are currently reviewing the nominations, and all of this yearâ€™s nominees deserve congratulations for their success so far. They have demonstrated professionalism, leadership and high levels of service. Please join us for the Nomineeâ€™s Luncheon to congratulate them all.
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Winners to be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala on January 28th. Nomineeâ€™s Luncheon Thursday, October 27, 2011 Westwood Plateau
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services BC Ltd. Member Since 1998 Scott McConnell Serving the Tri-Cities & Lower Mainland for over 35 Years Tel: 604-464-9496 Fax: 604-464-9429
Business Excellence Awards Gala Saturday, January 28, 2011 Red Robinson Show Theatre
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY, OCT. 13
• Tri-City Christian Women’s Club luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Heather Senges on “Finding joy when life falls apart.” Reservations (by Oct. 10): Marie, 604420-2667.
• DivorceCare 13-week video course, running 7-9 p.m., begins at Riverside Community Church, 1477 Lougheed Hwy., PoCo; course addresses personal struggles following a divorce and is in a supportive group setting. Cost: $20 for the workbook. Registration:
604-472-9988. Info: www. divorcecare.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
• Multi-family Stuff Sale to benefit famine relief in Africa, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Forest Hills townhouse complex (common building), 65 Foxwood Dr., Port Moody. More than 15 fam-
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MONDAY, OCT. 17 • Tri-Cities Parkinson’s
Support Group meets, 10 a.m.-noon., Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604461-9705. • Tri-City, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Newcomers Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. All women, not just those new to the area, wanting
to have fun and promote new friendships are welcome to join. In addition to the general meetings, members participate in various ongoing activity groups that meet monthly, such as: coffee/ book club, breakfast club, games night, etc. Info: Wendy, 604-468-2423 or
tricities_newcomers@ yahoo.ca. • Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets, 1 p.m., Astoria retirement home, 2245 Kelly Ave., PoCo. Speaker: Irene Laidley on osteoporosis. All persons with arthritis and/or their supporters are welcome.
BACK ALLEYS DON’T RECYCLE UNWANTED ELECTRONICS But we do. Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Coquitlam:
Coquitlam Return-It Depot 2554 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam (604) 464-6648
WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.
Lougheed Return-It Depot 1045A Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam (778) 397-5005
ISN’T IT IMPORTANT TO REUSE BEFORE RECYCLING? While the program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential, we strongly encourage users to first reuse their products. If you choose to donate to a charity, make sure you have backed up your data and wiped your drives clean prior to donation.
WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?
HOW ARE ELECTRONICS RECYCLED?
Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.
Electronics collected for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. They are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from unwanted electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products.
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Centennial secondary graduate Nabil Amarshi, above, was home last week for the Canadian premiere of Teta, Alf Marra (Grandma, A Thousand Times) at the Vancouver International Film Festival, a Veritas Films documentary that he scored. The work is about Mahmoud Kaabour (top right) and his grandmother, who talk about her late husband.
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how to compose it. But he had fellow musicians to help: Besides his ensemble, Amarshi gathered two Syrian percussionists and a local violin soloist to build the soundtrack. Since the film debuted in 2010, Teta has won numerous accolades; recently, it took the top prize at the London International Documentary Festival and, this and last week, it has been featured at the Vancouver International Film Festival (www. viff.org). Its last screening is tomorrow (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at Empire Granville 7 Cinema (855 Granville St., Vancouver). For Amarshi, who was at last Saturday’s showing for the film’s Canadian premiere, having the documentary at VIFF feels like a full circle. The son of Shabir Amarshi, a past president of the Tri-Cities’ Chamber of Commerce, Nabil Amarshi grew up in Coquitlam, first playing the piano, then later, guitar and trumpet in the Centennial secondary band. He picked up the bass at the high school after hearing recordings from jazz legend Miles Davis, who had a bassist named Ron Carter in his 1960s band “and I just absolutely fell in love with him and his sound,” Amarshi recalled. “I started to play the bass and that was it, really.” A graduate of Humber College of the Performing Arts in Toronto, Amarshi said he looks forward to working more in the film industry. Currently, he’s lined up to write the soundtrack for an Egyptian movie, titled The Art of Flying. email@example.com
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Above, Gotham by David Miller; top right, First Light by Lanni Sulje; and, below right, Against the Sky by Nancie Green. The trio, called LaNaDa, will display at Place des Arts.
Second show for LaNaDa By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Nancie Green rarely goes on Facebook but, a few years back, it was suggested to her by a girlfriend to use the popular social media network to reconnect with someone she had lost touch with. That “someone” was David Miller, a Vancouver artist whom Green had known when he played in a band with her late sister — nearly 30 years ago. The girlfriend knew that both Miller and Green, a Port Moody resident, were skilled in photography and digital composition and thought they should meet again to combine their talents. The reunion proved successful and, two years later — along with Green’s other sister, Lanni Sulje, an oil and watercolour painter — they formed the LaNaDa Artists Faction, with the aim to work in different media but with common themes. Their first exhibit, titled Three Art Harmony, was staged last year at The Grind and Gallery Coffee Baron on Main Street in Vancouver. For their second showcase, the faction will be at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts, where they will display about 30 pieces as part of their new collection, in the Leonore Peyton Salon. The exhibit opens tomorrow (Thursday), with a gala reception to be held on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Maillardville facility. Green said the partnership has spurred a lot of production and creativity for the trio — not to mention, mutual support. Miller has a printer while Green and Sulje help with framing (the sisters used
Gaze at arts summit Christopher Gaze, the artistic director of Bard on the Beach, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s ArtsConnect Regional Summit at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam. Gaze will open the day-long session with “Five things about Shakespeare they never told you in school.” For tickets to the Oct. 25 event, call 604-931-8255.
to own PoCo Place Gallery). Sometimes, the artists will visit a spot and use their respective media to interpret a scene — thus, the title of their latest collaboration, Never a Place. “David has a unique eye: he will photograph something in Vancouver that’s not your normal postcard shots,” Green said, adding, “We have an artists’ statement for this show [quoting writer and painter Henry Miller] that reads: ‘Destination is never a place but, rather, a new way of looking at things.’ “We, as artists, as well as the audience, bring our own experiences to it.” Green, who also does fantasy and science fiction artwork, said the LaNaDa show will highlight places from Vancouver to Venice. One of her pieces, titled Against the Sky, details a historic building in the old city of Matera, Italy, which was the backdrop used in Mel Gibson’s blockbuster, The Passion of the Christ. Meanwhile, also starting Thursday, Place des Arts will exhibit Everything but the Lightt (oil paintings) by Carly Bates in the Atrium Gallery as well as My Heaven (acrylics and oils on canvas) by Shin Jae Yu in the Mezzanine Gallery. • For more information, visit Place des Arts at 1120 Brunette Ave. or call at 604-664-1636. email@example.com
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Chorus hopes to strike gold An all-female a cappella chorus that includes 16 Tri-City residents will try to score a gold medal at a contest in Houston, TX, next week. In 2009, the Lions Gate Chorus was named the runners-up at the Sweet Adelines International convention in Nashville and, in 2007 in Calgary, it took third spot “so history would suggest that we come first this year,” said director Sandy Robinson Marron, a former Port Moody resident. “We’ve never won internationally so there’s a lot of pres-
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Stage 43, a community theatre group in the Tri-Cities, launches its 2011-’12 season with Ethan Claymore, a play written by Norman Foster wset in a small Ontario town.
Stage 43 opens with a romantic-comedy By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS
One of the best ways to beat the dreary, rainy days that dog us this time of year is to shelter yourself in live theatre — and laugh. “We do surveys asking our audiences what they prefer to see and comedies are generally at the top of the list,” said Stage 43’s Jim Harrison, producer of the romantic-comedy Ethan Claymore, which hits Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre stage tomorrow night at 8 p.m, for the first of seven shows to kick off the troupe’s 30th season. Ethan is a widower of five years and living a solitary life as an egg farmer when Douglas, his friend and neighbour, grows determined to get his life back on track. Douglas awakes Ethan late one night and offers him a must-do list to break his slump and, before long, gets an unexpected ally to help: the ghost of Ethan’s deceased brother. Both try their best to show Ethan
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Zack Holstrom of the Coquitlam Express breaks in alone on Powell River Kings goalie Jamie Phillips during a B.C. Hockey League battle Sunday at Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. The Express won, 4-3.
Express, Petan power way up the ranks By Larry Pruner Coquitlam Express posted a pair of key victories but star forward Alex Petan was the biggest winner last weekend. Petan rifled in three goals in the Express’s 6-3 victory Friday over the Langley Rivermen, then scored a dynamite, top-shelf marker Sunday in his team’s 4-3 upset of the Powell River Kings. The results at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex boosted Coquitlam’s win streak to three games and culminated in
Petan, 19, signing a scholarship offer from Michigan Tech University. “He has been a workhorse for us,” Express assistant coach Grant Kerr relayed via the team’s website. “His diligence is his off-season work- PETAN outs has paid huge dividends as he’s stronger and playing with more confidence.” Against Langley, Petan’s third goal proved the winner and gave the Express a 4-3 margin heading into the third period, where
Malcolm McKinney and Coda Engbar netted powerplay goals less than two minutes apart to seal the win. After totalling 33 points in 50 games with the Express last season, Petan already has 12 points, including seven goals, in seven outings thus far this campaign. Brady Shaw also struck net for the winners. The Express outshot the Rivermen by a lopsided 42-21 count. Versus Powell River, Shaw’s shorthanded tally 7:30 into the third period proved the winner as Coquitlam managed only 20 shots on the Kings’ cage while surrendering 30
on their own. The 6-2 Kings visit 4-3 Coquitlam again Friday, 7 p.m. I C I N G : Attendance for F riday night’s game against 2-5 Langley was 732,while it dipped to 605 for Sunday’s matinee affair versus Powell River.
Cats calm Flames before Richmond rips ’em at home
First, the Port Moody Black Panthers blanketed the Ridge Meadows Flames. Then the Cats got utterly smothered by the Richmond Sockeyes. The Cats followed up a gritty 4-3 over the host Flames on Friday with a humbling 9-0 defeat to the surging Sockeyes on Saturday at the Port Moody Rec Complex.
The results left the Cats 3-1-2 atop the fiveteam Harold Brittain Conference standings. The Sockeyes, meanwhile, improved to a perfect 6-0-0 with all of their victories, amazingly, being shutouts. Against the struggling 0-7-0 Flames, Julian Klaric bagged a shorthanded goal with fewer than four minutes late to net the deciding
goal. Dylan Friel scored twice earlier for the Cats, with Martin Campbell’s powerplay goal with 6:24 to play knotting the count 3-3 and setting the stage for Klaric’s heroics. Versus Richmond, the visitors outshot the Cats by a staggering 60-22 margin, including 25-8 in the middle stanza.
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“[Petan] has been a workhorse for us... and he’s stronger and playing with more confidence.” Asst. coach Grant Kerr
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TAYLOR BORGHESIS, has had a strong season as the sweeper of the Internazionale Under 18 team. His consistent performances, his agility and quick thinking have enabled him to achieve a great deal of success with the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club. Taylor is the type of player that never gives up and ﬁghts hard for every ball. Taylor’s determination and resilience have been huge contributing factors in him being chosen as Metro-Ford Player of the week. For his outstanding performances over the past few of weeks, TAYLOR BORGHESIS has been selected as Coquitlam Metro-Ford Male Player of the Week!
Despite the fact that the Under 17 Diablos dropped a 1-0 decision to the very strong Vancouver Road Runners, defender JESSICA ARTHUR turned in an amazing performance. The ﬁrst half was dominated by the speed and skill of the Vancouver team and only some tenacious defending on the part of Jessica kept the scoreline respectable. The Road Runners’ vaunted attack was thwarted time after time by the Metro-Ford defence, led by Jessica. Not only did she cause numerous turnovers, but she also displayed some excellent leadership qualities in guiding her backline. For her excellent performance this past weekend, JESSICA ARTHUR has been chosen Coquitlam Metro-Ford Female Player of the Week.
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Danae Robillard (right) of Coquitlam Metro-Ford chases Emma Regan of the Burnaby Selects in a girls Under-12 division game at the 4th annual CMF Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament at Town Centre Park.
Basso buries another goal By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS
C o q u i t l a mâ€™s C a r l o Basso keeps racking up the goals, and his SFU Clan keep piling up the wins. The Clan university menâ€™s soccer team won a wild game Saturday, defeating host Hawaii Pacific University, 5-1. For SFU, it was another win against a ranked team as the Clan are polled third in the NCAA Div. 2 soccer list to Hawaii Pacificâ€™s fifth in the West Region rankings of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. With the win, SFU now sits at 11-0-0, including 5-0-0 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play. Hawaii Pacific is 9-4 on the year â€“â€“ 6-1 in conference play. While the team had to battle one of their toughest opponents of the season, they were also up against the heat and a raucous crowd of over 300 HPU fans.
â€œTonightâ€™s match was one of our best performances this season,â€? said SFU head coach Alan Koch. â€œOur team had to deal with tough heat, a tough opponent and a tough crowd. It was an intense game and Iâ€™m proud of the way our team battled to come out on top.â€? SFU jumped out to an early two goal lead in the first half, netting goals in the 19th and 27th minutes before Hawaii cut the margin to 2-1 at halftime. In the second half, it was all Simon Fraser as they scored three unanswered goals, including Bassoâ€™s eighth of the season.
Port Moodyâ€™s Justina DiStasio of the SFU Clan won the womenâ€™s 155-pound weight class at the Oklahoma City Duels wrestling meet Saturday. DiStasio led the Clan with three wins by decision, one technical fall and one by forfeit.
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POCO Japanese restaurant seeks P/T or F/T KITCHEN CHEF. Min 3 years exp. Start immediately. Drop off: 102 - 1250 Dominion Ave. Poco
Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function... • Dinner Parties • Executive Meetings • Family Gatherings • Weddings / Banquets • B-B-Ques • Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.
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LOCAL TRI CITY woman provides non medical in home care and support. Incl. making meals and light housekeeping. Assist in transportation for appts. Good refs. Reas. rates. Call Valerie (604)942-4247.
Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Retaining Walls *Stairs *Driveways Exposed Aggregate & Stamped Concrete ***ALSO... Interlocking Bricks &Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured
LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620
UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES
45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 ALL PHASES DRYWALL • Taping • Texture • Spraying 30 yrs. Tidy Workplace. Free Est. No job too small.Eric 778-898-9806 ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500 Ceiling Restoration: taping & boarding respray, repaint, trowel over, 30 yrs exp. Del 604-505-3826
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 ✶ Electrical Service Repairs ✶ Lighting Design ✶ Home Automation (iPhone, iPad integration)
Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.
Call 604-802-6722 Visit our website:
604-460-8058 #7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTING
The responsibilities for the position will be full administration of the semi-monthly payroll, group benefits plan and the employee attendance records, including all monthly and annual reconciliations. The incumbent assists with employee orientations, maintains employee records, addresses employee inquiries concerning payroll and the group benefit plan. The position will also integrate with our Accounting team and provide assistance with accounts payable functions.
E-One Moli Energy offers a full range of benefits and excellent working conditions. Qualified candidates should forward their resume via email to careers@ molienergy.com, attention Manager, Human Resources.
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Qualifications: W Completion of Level 1 CPA, plus a minimum of 2 to 3 years experience in a similar environment; W Must be proficient in ADP; Excel and have experience with HRIS and ERP systems. W Experience with benefit administration and reconciliation is mandatory. W Up-to-date knowledge of relevant employment legislation and all other payroll/ employment practices. W Excellent attention to detail, organization and communication skills. W Knowledge in Accounts Payable functions would be an asset.
CONCRETE & PLACING
Main Line Road Services
Payroll & Benefits Coordinator Permanent Part Time (30 hours per week)
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
Required fulltime for
E-One Moli Energy (Canada) Limited located in Maple Ridge, B.C. is a world class lithium-ion battery R&D facility with 60+ employees. We have a permanent part-time opening for a bright, energetic, team player who can step in and make an immediate contribution.
All cement work, forming & prep. WCB insured. 30 yrs exp, refs. Free est, Joe 604-908-6143, 931-1684
175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS
All Ages, All Ethnicities
FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944
Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!
Register Now Busy Film Season
and quote the route number.
6038 606-749 Carleton Dr 303-432 Princeton Ave 802-884 Washington Dr (even) 602-622 Waterloo Dr 505-566 Yale Rd 9863 1601-1625 Alpine Lane (odd) 2930-2970 Bighorn Pl (even) 2930-2999 Blackbear Crt 2932-2988 Bobcat Pl (even) 2928-2970 Coyote Crt (even) 1600-1675 Pinetree Way
136A JANITORIAL SERVICES CLEANING SUPERVISOR (Janitorial)
6003 2201-2235 Brookmount Dr 101-214 Clearview Dr 170-208 Edward Cres 200-239 Moray St 209-3234 Pina Dr 3210-3290 Portview Pl
Bookkeeping, HST, Payroll Personal/Business Tax Pick-up & Delivery Service Reasonable Rates www.nangiraccounting.com 604-842-7730, 604-464-4330 WESTRIDGE MANAGEMENT CO Accounting & Bookkeeping, Taxes Best rates. Free Pickup & Delivery 604-764-2575 or 604-998-2265 www.westridgemanagementco.com
MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes
Radiance Day Spa Tel:604-936-6828 K-435 North Road Coquitlam
JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909 POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978
1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. Block retaining wall. Reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212, 604-306-1714 FENCE-IT-RIGHT Installations -604.639.6626 Cedar, Chain Link, Ornamental iron, Vinyl (Insured, Experienced, Competitive Pricing)
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.
COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ FALL CLEANUP ★ S S S S
Yard Maintenance Hedge Trimming~Tree Pruning Lawn Cuts ~ Weeding Wood Retaining Wall
Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John
~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~ Clean to Perfection. Reliable/Honest ICBC & Veteran’s claims. Lic’d / Ins. Windows Free. 778-840-2421 CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539
~DEEP & SPARKLING~
CLEANING SERVICES We do both COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL
We charge the cheapest price ever. Only $25/Hr We always do an excellent job. PLEASE CALL
778-996-1978 PINK Ladies Cleaning Services Call Jovita or Sandra 604.789.6264
604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287
www.tricitynews.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 288
.Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing
Prompt Delivery Available
Seven Days a Week
Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB
✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
ANDY’S LANDSCAPE Majored,19yr exp. www.andyslandscape.ca 778-895-6202
NO Wood byproducts used
When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements
17607 FORD ROAD,
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY
GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING Prices starting from for 3 lvl. hm. $95/gutters, $95/windows. 2 lvl. hm. $75/gutters, $75/windows. Excellent Service Since 1976. 778-861-0465
Always! Gutter, window cleaning, pressure washing, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627
Call Tim 604-612-5388
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064
NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses
(Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)
“JUST A GREAT JOB!”
604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847 317
SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton
NO JOB TOO SMALL! Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing
Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”
YORKSHIRE Terrier pups. 12 wks old. M-F. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked. Health guar. 3 - 4 lbs. full grown. From $1200. 778-982-3352
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
www.proaccpainting.com STAN’S PAINTING
Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
Seniors Discount 10% off Book by end of October - 15% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
FOR ALL YOUR TILE NEEDS Call 778-554-8453 or
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640
.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS RIDGE MEADOWS ROOFING. Res Re-roofing & repairs WCB BBB A+ rating Free est. 604-377-5401
Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988 #1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339
CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 TRICITY Pro Painter-Refs. Interior Spec. WCB. Dragan 604-8058120 www.montenegropainting.com
MISC. FOR SALE
Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991
Free Estimates * Fully Insured
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour
WHITE Rock 15089 Buena Vista Ave. Entrance on Foster. Tables, Lamps, Carpets, Store Fixtures, Fountains, Bar Stools, Storage units,
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca
Running this ad for 7yrs
LOOK for our YARD SIGNS
Reliable Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Ext./Int. FALL Special
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
No job small enough. On time.
# 1 PAY-LESS Painting
UNIVERSAL MARBLE AND TILE LTD since 1992
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Serving Tri City 32 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com
D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing
MATTRESSES staring at $99 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
Quick & Reliable Movers
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
EZ GO MOVERS
SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.
FULLY SEASONED, Alder/Maple, Birch, split & delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime
Landscaping *Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 16 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Free Est. & Ref’s avail. anytime Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510
- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting
Meadows Landscape Supply
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742
GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton
* Fridges * Freezers * Stoves * Microwaves * Small appliances * Scrap Metal * Old pipe * BBQs * * Exercise equip. * Cars/trucks * All metal recyclables FREE
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!
PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD
✶Dump Site Now Open✶
RENO & REPAIR
TOY POODLE. One little girl left, black & brown. $650. Call 604-8204230, 604-302-7602
Robert J. O’Brien
A PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Sofﬁt
RECYCLE-IT! 16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows
Local & Long Distance
Cleaning & Repairing
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
M.T. GUTTERS 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED
T & K Haulaway
D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure
If I can’t do it It can’t be done
Home Renovations and New Construction
★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL
★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★
BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $450. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls Blue Nose Razors Edge Pitbull pups, 8 weeks old, ready to go, 1st shots, vet chk. 3 males, 3 females, $600-$800. Call (604)703-9606 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 COCK-A-POO X POO Pups: Vet ✔ 1st shots, non-shedding, S Sry. $550. 604-541-9163 /604.785.4809. DOBERMAN, brown, female, 15 mo old, all shots & spade. Loves kids. $950 obo. 604-465-0014 GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies & young adults. Big strong, exc. for protection. 604-856-8161. LABS, Chocolate, Parents CKC, 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, M/F, $600/ea. (604)850-4945 LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups family/farm raised,shots, short hair, vet checked, parents excellent temper. F$695, M$595. 604-835-0305. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
REAL ESTATE 603
82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/
Arizona Building Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com 1-800659-9957- Mention Code 7
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.
HOUSES FOR SALE
RANCHER - W. Central M.R .$389,900. 3 bedrm, 1 1/2 bath. Recent upgrades, large fenced yard. Open house Oct’ 15 -16 2-4 pm. 21714 Dewdney Trunk. www.caresmarketing.com or email@example.com or 604-644-6698 FSR, MLS 896842
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
Tri-City News Wednesday, October 12, 2011, A31
REAL ESTATE 660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
St. John’s Apartments
2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody
Cozy apts easy access to SFU. 1 & 2 bdrms from $720. Close to schools, transit, Barnet Beach & park. View suites of Burrard Inlet. U/g pkg, laundry room. For more info & viewing call
Hyland Manor 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam 604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)
The Meadows Gated underground parking, heated outdoor pool. Heat, hot water & 3 appliances included. 2 min. walk to Westcoast Express.
Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available
Call: 778-882-8894 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818
Polo Club Apartments
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.
19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows
For more info & viewing call Maple Ridge 224th St. 2 bdrm grnd. flr condo, approx 946 s/f. avail now, ns/np/refs. $1050/mo. BBY nr Lough. Mall, upper 2 flrs of family home, 5 bdrms, dbl garage, ns/np/refs, $1900 +3/4 utils. P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops, parks & schools. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 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.
Dragan 778-788-1845 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets
Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call (604) 931-2670
Time to move into Fall .... At, The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS. Starting at $750/mo.
Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value
535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)
S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking
1 Bdrm. $780/mo
GARIBALDI Court 727 North Rd
(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now 3 BEDROOM
1 & 2 bdrms on quiet street. 15 Mins to SFU 5 Mins to shops & transp
Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.
Call 604-830-9781 www.aptrentals.net PORT COQUITLAM
2 Bdrms Available NOW! Large, bright stes avail. Walking distance to all amenities and WC Express. New carpets and appl’s. Gated parking. Quiet and secure bldg. Adult oriented. Sorry no pets. Refs required.
Call 604-941-9051 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 & $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.
Great location for seniors!
Senior Move-In Allowance.
Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us. PORT COQUITLAM
2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
COQ. BEAUTIFULLY renov’d bright 1 bdrm. Insuite W/D. $750 + utils. Millardville. NS/NP. 604-283-9055. COQUITLAM brand new 2 bdrm., extra lge. liv. rm., full kit., 1204 Coast Meridian Road, 5 new appl., incl. int. Avail. now. $1200 mo. Ted 604-942-0220 or 604-788-3386. COQUITLAM Capehorn Ave. Bright 1 bdrm & den, full bath sh ldry, yard $725 incl util. Immed 604-780-7726.
1987 FORD Econoline Class “C” RV 29ft, well kept cond., 95,000kms, sleeps 6. $4900. 604-477-4549
POCO: 2bdrm g/l, priv ent, lrg kitchen, all appls, laundry, full bath, NPNS, $835 + 1/3 util. 604-945-5758 Port Moody: 1bdrm bsmt - College Prk area- Shr kitch, bthrm, $500 incl utils. n/s, n/p . 604-937-5688 PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $725 +20% utils. Free lndry.Nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Now.604-283-9055.
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
COQUITLAM WW Plateau 3 bdrm, gr lvl, 1 bath, sep w/d, $1150 + 30% utils, NP/NS. Avl now 604-468-9009 10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $8600. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
2000 MIRADA 340MBS
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
PRIVATE 2 Bdrm Cottage/Home on acre’s( Kanaka area) Newly renovated kitch& bath. NS,no dogs. Furns/Unfurns. Clean quiet couple. Reference required, Available October 15th $900.00 plus utils. 604467-9432
Port Moody cute clean 2 bdrm apt in 4 plex, $1250mo + hydro. NP/NS. Cls to bus WCE 604-729-5262
HOMES FOR RENT
2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available *Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces
Call 604-942-2012 www.coquitlampropertyrentals.com PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231
RENOVATED House in rural East Maple Ridge. 2,300 sq. ft., 4 BR, 2 bath on 1.5 acres. 3 bay outbuilding, custom designed tree house in the forest. N/S only. Pets negotiable. B.C. references, ID and renter’s insurance required. $2,300/month plus damage and pet deposit (if applicable). Available Nov. 1st. firstname.lastname@example.org
Auto Loans Approved Largest dealer Group Huge Selection Free Delivery to BC/AB Cars Trucks SUV’s Vans Apply online autocredit911.com Call toll-free 1-888-635-9911 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-7920599†www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.
CARS - DOMESTIC
2006 Chevy Cobalt SS black, loaded, 5/spd, s/roof. MP3 no acc. lady driven 59K. $9800. 604-789-4859.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr. auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $6995 obo. Call 778-881-1216.
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Happi-jacks, ext. speakers, thermopane windows, dinette slide, LCD TV, Awning. $25,995 (Stk.30389) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
*No Pets *Avail Immediately
COQUITLAM, 4 BDRM HOUSE nr school NS/NP Refs required. $2000/mo. 778-355-7715 MR. LIKE new, gorgeous upper floor 3 bdrm+den+garage home. Lots of extras incl air condition, central vac, mtn view, hardwood floor, master bdrm w/ensuite, yard. Close to schools and Haney Place Mall. Avail now. $2000 + 2/3 utilities. No smoking, cat ok. 778-998-0779
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA
2004 F350 CREW CAB, diesel, 03 24’ Salem 5th whl. trailer, both mint cond., too many things to list. Will sell separate. Trailer $7,900 or both for $24,000 obo.Call 604-812-1278.
Please take notice that on October 15, 2011 and thereafter, the contents of the following storage lockers at Imperial Self Storage will be sold at auction, or otherwise disposed of, to cover outstanding costs of storage and all fees. UNIT # 119 Nick Bruce 180 Nigel Shaw 342 Matthew Chadwick 978 Fred Heitmann 1218 Terri Chen
Dining room slideout, dinette booth, awning, A/C, microwave and more. $29,995 (Stk.30637A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
COQUITLAM, 3100 Ozada Ave. 2 Bdrm, quiet family complex, no pets $920. Call: 604-942-2277
111,000 kms, new brakes, after market rims & tires, toneau cover, trailer towing package & More! $18,500 / 604-908-8804
2011 ADVENTURER 86SBS
TRUCKS & VANS
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
Port Moody Furn lge bright 1 bdrm on main Lam flr $900 cbl/net W/D incl NS/NP Nice view 604-937-0855 PT. Coq. Bsmt Suite. 1 bdrm with kitchen and full bathroom. Seperate entrance. Shared laundry. Close to shopping and transit. Located in quiet cul-de-sac. $850 per mth. No pets and no smoking. Please phone Allan at (778) 235-2952 between 6 pm to 9pm for appointment.
2007 Ford Sport Trac
1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper
COQUITLAM. Spacious 2 bdrm bsmt. Hot water heat, alarm, cble & lndry, pri ent, ns/np. Avail immed. $850 incl utils. 604-612-7043.
1995 AEROSTAR XLT Sport, good shape, quick sale $1700 obo (604)541-1457 1995 DODGE RAM ext cab, fibergls boxtop, 1 owner, V8, magnum, exc cond, 172K $3900, 604-581-8470 2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6500. 604-812-1278
PORT COQ. 1000 sq/ft workshop or storage with 220 power & walk-in cooler. $1000/mo. 604-866-8182.
PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.
Avail Oct. 15 - Ref’s req’d
PORT MOODY. 2608 St. John’s St. 1350 sq ft store or office space. Ground level. $2350 + HST. Avail Aug 1. 604-469-9100.
Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac. Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832
www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM Center. 2 Bdrm apts. Incl heat, h/wtr, secure pkng. N/P. Avail now. Call 604-942-2012. www.coquitlampropertyrentals.com COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755.
CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555
30,000 miles, auto, pwr. steering, & brakes, 4 new all season tires & more! $16,800 / 604-908-8804
A32 Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Tri-City News
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(Located in Henderson Mall)
Offers Valid From Oct. 12 - 17, 2011, Quantities and /or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in store, no rain check or substitution. Advertised prices and product selection may vary by store, New Paciﬁc Supermarket reserves the right to limit quantities, descriptions take precedence over photos. We reserve the right to correct any unintentional errors that may occur in the copy or illustrations.
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Unit 1056, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
The High St
LARGEST SELECTION OF LOCALLY GROWN VEGETABLES FROM OUR OWN FARM.