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A home for PoCo museum By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Port Coquitlam’s history could soon have a home. Council decided during a closed door meeting Monday that it would allow the PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society to operate a museum out of the former Ten Thousand Villages storefront on McAllister Avenue. The city building has sat vacant since the retailer did not renew its least earlier this year. A museum, said society president Pippa Van Velzen, would allow the city to consolidate its historical artifacts, photos and memorabilia under one roof. “It is very exciting,” she told The Tri-City News. “Obviously, there are lots of logistics that have to be still be worked out.” JAMES MACLENNAN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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With ever colder weather and gusting winds, the colourful leaves of fall have almost all fallen from local trees. Above, Jairo Gil and Mateo Saldarriaga walk through the changing leaves in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.

Fortis deal could save city energy $ By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The city of Coquitlam has big plans for saving energy. The city is eyeing a deal with Fortis BC Energy Inc. to build a district energy system for city hall, the public safety building and the City

Centre Aquatic Complex, and is considering retrofitting 15 of its biggest energyconsuming buildings to cut costs and reduce its carbon footprint. The bundled projects could help the city meet its provincial carbon neutrality goals by 2012, reduce its

greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 30% by 2015 and save money, according to a report to the city’s engineering, utilities and environment standing committee. The city’s acting manager of environmental services said negotiations will soon start to determine the cost,

scope and feasibility of the work. Verne Kucy said if cheaper energy can be created using the district energy system, developers would likely be eager to hook up down the road. “If the energy rates are that much better using a district energy system, why

would a private developer go with traditional systems?” Kucy said. Fortis has offered to pay the as-yet-undetermined costs of the district energy system, with the goal of owning and operating it, and the city would pay back the investment with competitive utility rates.

Kucy said the deal still has to be worked out but if the project makes sense and the city decides to go ahead, construction of the groundwater system under the swimming pool parking lot could get underway next year. see RETROFITS RETROFITS,, page 19


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Port Moody mayor bows out Joe Trasolini’s advice to Moody’s next mayor is ‘listen’ By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Step into the Port Moody mayor’s office and the first thing Joe Trasolini will do is point out his wall of fame — the LivCom awards, the mementoes of trips to friendship cities in China, and a model tank from the police department, a cheeky nod to the city’s share in an armoured personnel vehicle. Sitting at his desk, surrounded by council agendas, Trasolini is framed by the city’s first artificial turf field, built during his time as a councillor, and the new recreation centre, a $27-million project he spearheaded in his third term as mayor. In fact, pick any part of the city and it will inevita- TRASOLINI bly feature a project Trasolini has touched: in the southwest corner there’s Fire Hall #2, the public safety building in Moody Centre, a densified city centre and roadwork projects like Heritage Mountain Boulevard and David Avenue on the north shore. And, still to come, a new Fire Hall #1 and the long-awaited Evergreen Line. Trasolini is proud of those tangible accomplishments, but it’s the things you can’t see that really get him talking. Like his commitment to youth, the reason he first got into politics back in 1996. His teenaged son had recently died in a car accident and, after nearly 20 years of coaching his sons’ soccer and baseball teams, Trasolini was searching for a way to get back to working with young people. He became one of four new faces on council in ‘96, and quickly made his mark with a bylaw to retain at least one full-serve pump at Port Moody gas stations. How else would young people get their foot in the job market, he asks? He advocated for a youth focus committee as well, and took on the economic development and environment committees.

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The political career of Port Moody’s outgoing mayor, Joe Trasolini, dates back to 1996. But those three years were overshadowed by turmoil among the police board, the union and the city. “The city was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons,” Trasolini recalled. “So I decided I wasn’t going to run again.” But PoMo residents had other ideas, and pressure from the community eventually won him over. He nabbed the mayor’s chair in 1999 amid heated debate over the city’s future growth. “I knew we had to diversify the economy and encourage growth, because you can’t just stand still,” Trasolini recalled. He saw the potential of densification to grow the city and protect its forests at the same time — as long as promised infrastructure projects, namely rapid transit and the Murray-Clarke Connector, materialized. “It was a political keg of dynamite ready

to explode, but I knew we could do it.” Fast-forward 12 years and 60% of Port Moody residents live in multi-family housing. The Murray-Clarke Connector, however, has been sidelined and the Evergreen Line is still at least four years away, failures for which Trasolini blames TransLink and the provincial government. Also among his regrets is the lost opportunity of a hotel and convention centre at Suter Brook, a project Trasolini promises will bring hundreds of new jobs to the city and one he’s vowed to continue supporting. Those who have worked closely with Trasolini over the years, however, are quick to sing his praises. “We’ve been very fortunate to have Joe,” said Delta Mayor Lois Jackson, who was also elected mayor in 1999 and recalls entering the Metro Vancouver board room as a

“newbie” with Trasolini. In 2002 Jackson became chair of the Metro board and, a few years later, appointed Trasolini chair of the environment committee he started. “He has a passion for that job and... he’s been a strong voice for us on air quality issues and agricultural issues,” Jackson said. “He’s always been a huge advocate for the people of Port Moody and I really respect that.” Elaine Golds, a long-time PoMo resident and chair of the Burke Mountain Naturalists, hasn’t always seen eye-to-eye with Trasolini, particularly over what she dubs the “Plasco fiasco,” but says the mayor has always been willing to listen. “When he came in, the protection of the north shore wetlands was a big issue, and that one got resolved really nicely — it was a matter of listening to what the public was saying,” she said. Coun. Meghan Lahti was elected with Trasolini in 1996 and credits him with shepherding Port Moody through a time of significant, rapid growth while keeping taxes in check, and for bringing the vision of a vibrant town centre to reality. “He’s one of the most inclusive people I’ve ever worked with,” she added. “He has this ability to bring consensus at a table... he’s not confrontational. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with him.” Trasolini says he’s leaving the mayor’s chair because it’s time to move on; he’s decided on his next political step but is keeping mum until after his last council meeting Nov. 22. Looking back on the past 15 years Trasolini says it’s been a “tremendous honour” to serve the residents of Port Moody and he’s worked hard to make decisions in their best interests. Along the way he’s listened to all manner of accolades and accusations during his Thursday afternoon open office hours. And he has some advice for the next person to sit in the mayor’s chair: keep listening. “Never forget who you’re making decisions on behalf of — the residents, whether they voted for you or not. And never dismiss an idea. It may be the winning ingredient that you need to move ahead.” spayne@tricitynews.com

Local MLAs and MPs pick sides in civic contest By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Tri-City MLAs and MPs are lending a hand — as well as their names and faces — to candidates running in Saturday’s municipal elections. And some are even knocking on doors with civic mayoral and council contenders, hoping their heavyweight status will influence voters. Diane Thorne, NDP MLA for CoquitlamMaillardville and a former city councillor in Coquitlam, said she is publicly endorsing candidates “who stand up for the same community values that I believe in.” She

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is supporting Barrie Lynch, who is running for Coquitlam mayor, incumbents Neal Nicholson and Selina Robinson, and challengers Randy Delmonico, Fred Soofi and Vincent Wu. By contrast, Doug Horne, BC Liberal MLA for Burke Mountain, said he’s backing Mayor Richard Stewart for re-election as well as incumbents Mae Reid, Linda Reimer, Brent Asmundson and Doug Macdonell, and challengers Araz Rismani and Andy Shen. In addition, in a recent letter to his supporters and party members in the riding, he is urging them to vote for the seven plus Terry O’Neill (a Tri-City News columnist, who is on leave) and Craig Hodge (a retired Tri-City

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Newss photographer). In Port Coquitlam, NDP MLA Mike Farnworth said he gave endorsements to candidates who asked; namely, his former constituency assistant (CA), Coun. Brad West, and his current CA, Coun. Glenn Pollock. As well, he is supporting council candidate Dean Washington, a family friend, and in Coquitlam, Barrie Lynch for mayor. Farnworth said he is not door knocking or phoning his supporters on their behalf. On the federal front, NDP MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam) has his name and picture attached to brochures and websites for: in Coquitlam, Lynch, Nicholson, Robinson, Soofi,

Delmonico and Wu; and, in Port Moody, Bob Elliott, Rick Glumac, Zoe Royer, Barbara Junker and Kevin Hagglund. Donnelly said he’s supporting these candidates because of their NDP affiliation. Meanwhile, Conservative MP James M o o re ( Po r t M o o dy - We s t wo o d - Po r t Coquitlam) did not return calls for comment but his sister, Julie Whitworth, is a first-time council contender in Port Moody who is running as an independent. She told The Tri-City News yesterday that her brother is not directly working on her campaign but he has offered feedback in some areas of her election bid. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Ex-football player Coq. man sentenced 4 years sent to drug rehab By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A former Canadian Football League player involved in a bizarre shooting incident in Port Coquitlam in September has been released from North Fraser Pretrial Centre but will have to report to a drug rehabilitation facility. A d a m B r a i dwo o d has been in custody since Sept. 25 after a Coquitlam RCMP officer who was directing traffic for the Terry Fox Run was confronted by a man carrying what was believed to be a gun. Police said they found several rounds fired into the interior walls of a nearby home. The 27-year-old is not allowed to leave the reha-

bilitation facility without an escort and the judge ordered a $10,000 surety and several other conditions. Braidwood is facing seven charges related to the PoCo incident, including careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and knowingly possessing a firearm without a licence. But the for mer Edmonton Eskimos’ legal troubles do not end with the Port Coquitlam incident. Braidwood’s lawyer, Kris Pechet, told The Tri-City News that the situation is complicated by previous legal issues in Alberta dating back to last year. In November 2010 he was charged with forc-

ible confinement and aggravated assault after witnesses reported seeing an injured man being stuffed into the trunk of a car. While on bail he was again arrested on charges of domestic assault, uttering threats and weapons offences. Braidwood is a former Washington State football product and 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 seasons. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Seniors bilked of funds Swindler got his start in PoMo A Maple Ridge man who bilked money from more than 20 people in the United States was sentenced to three years in a federal prison. Brent Gordon Skorobohach, who got his swindling start in Port Moody, was handed the prison term after pleading guilty to one count of fraud related to swindling Dolly Steyer and Robert Anderson from 2006 to 2010. Skorobohach called seniors in the U.S. and told them there was money owed to them. He asked them to send him cash or money orders for fees and border taxes before he could forward the funds to them. The funds were transferred to Skorobohach via Western Union and Canada Post, and police were able to identify about 20 victims who had sent him almost $100,000. Many of the victims were difficult to contact or could not be contacted because they were ill or had passed away. “Elderly and infirm individuals were exploited over a long period of time,” said provincial court judge Marion Buller-Bennett in a ruling released this week. “These types of offences are very difficult to detect and investigate. This was a planned and deliberate enterprise and Mr. Skorobohach had help through his girlfriend and his brother to carry out the fraud. The impact on the victims is quite moving.”

Steyer, who is in h e r 8 0 s a n d l ive s in Califor nia, paid Skorobohach $23,132 in 170 transactions. The court heard she had no concept of the number of transactions involved and the amount that she had sent. The court heard that Skorobohach, 45, was introduced to telemarketing fraud after he answered an ad in a newspaper and

began working for a company in Port Moody. In 2003, Skorobohach was present when Port Moody police executed a search warrant at his business. They were investigating telemarketing fraud, as well. In a statement to police after his arrest, Skorobohach told police it was the victims’ “choice” to send him money and therefore was not fraud.

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Meeting planned in PoCo to counter compost info By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Rumours and misinformation swirling about a compost facility proposed for Port Coquitlam have prompted the city to hold a public information meeting at the end of the month. The meeting comes in response to an anonymous flyer that was dropped on doorsteps across the city containing misleading information about the plant. Several city staf fers and Cascade Renewable Carbon Corp, the company putting forward the proposal, have said they believe the glossy pamphlet is the work of a rival composting operation. The flyer states that it is from the Coalition for an Environmentally Friendly Port Coquitlam but neither the city nor local environmentalists have heard of the organization and no contact information was provided. “We want to ensure our residents have the correct information about this facility,� said Tony Chong, PoCo’s chief administrative officer, “as well as the opportunity to ask questions and share their views with us.� Dozens of emails have been sent to The Tri-City News since the anonymous pamphlet was distributed, with many people believing the project is going ahead without the endorsement of council and higher levels of government.

The city claims the above flyer is inaccurate, and is holding a meeting about the proposed compost facility. According to the city of Port Coquitlam, however, council will review the application at an upcoming meeting. It would then have to pass a resolution to notify Metro Vancouver about the city’s position on the permit application. Before receiving an operating permit, Cascade would also be required to meet stringent regulations overseen by the regional government for all waste-processing facilities. The rules incorporate requirements put forward by the provincial and federal governments, including the management of leaching, on-site safety, odour, rodents and other issues. The facility is proposed for a

site next to the train tracks near the Mary Hill Bypass in an area designated by PoCo’s official community plan for heavy industrial use. If Cascade’s operation meets the required approvals it would be capable of processing 100 tonnes of kitchen and green waste per day on its 3.75-acre site. Organic waste would be sorted and placed into sealed containers — about the size of a shipping container — where it would remain for about two to three weeks. At the end of the process, soil and soil enhancement products would be created, which the company would then sell. If the facility is approved, more than 100 of the containers would be located on the property, capable of handling 32,000 tonnes of waste per year, yielding about 16,000 tonnes of soil. Because of the sealed container technology, the company said the waste never touches the ground, which eliminates leaching and keeps odours contained. • The PoCo meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, between 7 and 9 p.m. in city council chambers. For more information about the compost facility proposal, go to www.portcoquitlam.ca/compostplant. Details can also be found at www.cascadecorp.ca. As well, Metro Vancouver also provides information on its licence application process at www. metrovancouver.org/services/ permits.

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Heritage Resource Inventory Workshop Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 6:30pm – 8:30pm The Outlet, Leigh Square (beside City Hall) Come discuss the preliminary draft of the Heritage Resource Inventory! This is an opportunity to help identify those places, stories and people that reà ect the cultural history of Port Coquitlam and provide input on which of these resources you feel to be the most important. All community members are welcome! Please register by contacting Minhee Park, Planning Analyst at 604-927-5249 or parkm@portcoquitlam.ca p p q For more information, please visit www.portcoquitlam. p q ca/heritage g

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RE-ELECT MAYOR

RICHARD STEWART

Strong Leadership. Proven Results.

Richard Supports Coquitlam’s Neighbourhoods Maillardville Coquitlam’s oldest neighbourhood, where Richard grew up, has seen improvements including the recently-opened King Edward Overpass to reconnect Maillardville to the Fraser River, Mackin Park improvements, road repair and repaving, etc. The new Place Maillardville is now on the capital plan, and we will be expanding parkland in this historic neighbourhood. Maillardville has a bright future. Austin Heights After decades of talk about “revitalization”, Austin Heights residents and businesses spent 2 ½ years developing a neighbourhood plan that was their own. Hundreds joined in planning a compact “Newport Village” type of neighbourhood – pedestrian-oriented shops and streets, with a range of housing densities, on a frequent-transit corridor. Council unanimously adopted the residents’ plan to revitalize their neighbourhood; Richard believes we need to respect the hundreds of residents who worked to develop that plan. Burquitlam The arrival of Skytrain will spur real revitalization in Burquitlam. Richard wants to work with residents to ensure their neighbourhood unfolds with the amenities they need. City Centre Richard succeeded in breaking the 20-year stalemate over the Evergreen Line; construction will start in 2012. We “Richard does a great job for Coquitlam. He has tremendous leadership skills, and has a unique ability to work with people from across the entire political spectrum - left to right - in building consensus.” Bob McNary, Freeman of the City, volunteer with service clubs, Special Olympics, Coquitlam charities and arts/cultural organisations “We need Richard’s decision-making ability in the Mayor’s office. This is a great community, and Richard has what it takes to lead this community forward.” Lou Passaglia, BC Lions Football Legend and long time Coquitlam resident

are enhancing parks, and building a transit-oriented city centre that we can all be proud of, with services for seniors, families and our diverse community. Westwood Plateau The golf course and green spaces are once again designated Conservation in the Regional Growth Strategy, in response to local community wishes. Richard is working with the Residents’ Association to enhance this beautiful community. Burke Mountain A truly master-planned community is emerging in our Northeast, providing a range of housing, parkland, trails, and a magnificent commercial centre. Preserving our Treasures Mundy Park, Riverview Lands, Westwood Plateau’s golf courses and green spaces, Coquitlam River, Town Centre Park, Colony Farm and Minnekhada, Burke Mountain and Eagle Mountain -- all of these are treasures that Richard wants to protect for future generations. A City of Neighbourhoods New Horizons, Cape Horn, Dartmoor, Eagle Ridge, River Springs, Hockaday, Ranch Park, River Heights, Harbour Chines . . . residents throughout our community have a vision for their neighbourhoods. Richard wants to work with each neighbourhood in ensuring that we respect and work toward that vision. “Richard’s leadership and communications skills and his pragmatic and balanced approach have provided real benefits at the regional level on transportation, planning, policing, and other issues, not only for his community but for the entire region. Coquitlam has been well-served by Richard’s leadership.” Dianne Watts, Surrey Mayor “Mayor Stewart has done a great job; he has our support.” Coquitlam Firefighters “Richard does a great job with so many groups, and has always given our veterans and our Legion excellent support. Coquitlam has good reason to be proud of the leadership it gets from Mayor Stewart.” Yetty and Elsley Foulds, Royal Canadian Legion

VOTE TOMORROW, Saturday, November 19th

Re-elect Mayor Richard Stewart Email: Richard@richardstewart.ca Phone: 604-469-6844 www.facebook.com/mayorstewart @mayorstewart Campaign Office: 2565 Barnet Hwy (at Falcon)

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Tom Cox, secretary of the Westwood Plateau Community Association, and association member Lockery Munnion spoke before the Oct. 24 Coquitlam land use committee meeting to complain about the disrepair of a fence along private properties in the neighbourhood. “It’s such a mess.” Recently, the association went door to door to about 70 homes in the “animal streets” — those with names such as Cougar, Grizzly, Coyote, etc. — where it’s estimated the fence has about two years left. Of the 55 homeowners contacted in person, 52, or 94%, agreed that the fence had to be changed — and soon — at their expense, Cox said. The group also has talked to suppliers and seen alternatives to the cedar fence, including vinyl, concrete and composite material (costs haven’t

been determined). As well, it has approached Wesbild “but they said it’s not their responsibility,” Munnion said, adding, “We’re not trying to find blame. We just want a new fence.” (Wesbild did not immediately respond to a request for comment.) Cox said the city could lead the project and legislate a tax assessment on the affected landowners. Jim McIntyre, Coquitlam’s general manager of planning and development, said city staff were working on the file and plan to have a report be-

fore city council in the new year to consider options and implementation. Still, he said, the city “has to be careful as private property rights are involved.” And if the program is successful? Cox said the association will look at replacement of the fence along the “bird streets” — Finch, Wren, Sandpiper, etc. — where it has a few more years left then on the “animal streets.” “We want to restore the neighbourhood charm in its entirety,” Munnion said. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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A community group serving residents on Coquitlam’s Westwood Plateau is calling on the city for “leadership” to help rebuild a common amenity. Tom Cox, secretary of t h e We s t w o o d P l a t e a u Community Association, and association member Lockery Munnion spoke before the Oct. 24 land use committee meeting to complain about the state of a fence along private properties in the neighbourhood. The long fence was built as part of a development agreement between the city and Wesbild, which bought the plateau lands in 1989 and serviced them. Since then, dozens of homeowners have tried to upgrade and paint the fence and, as a result, it looks twisted and multi-coloured. “It’s not a good look for Coquitlam,” Munnion told The Tri-City News. “What we need now is a uniform fence.” To complicate the issue, the fence posts don’t line up with the property lines so, if one neighbour wants to tear down and replace his fence, the supporting posts are in the neighbour’s yard, Cox added.

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Demand for flu shots steady even without H1N1 concerns By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Tri-City residents are turning up for this year’s flu shots at about the same rate as last year. Fraser Health spokesperson Roy ThorpeDorward said demand has been steady so far this flu season but without the long line-ups seen during the H1N1 panic of 2009. “The numbers are very similar to last ye a r, ” s a i d D e n i s e Anderson, manager of Tri-Cities Public Health. The main flu shot clinics at Coquitlam Alliance Church and Coquitlam Centre have drawn 1,016 people, compared with 1,034 last year. “It’s all within the ballpark,” Anderson said, adding the health unit has distributed 31,000 flu shot doses to vaccine providers such as physicians, pharmacies and seniors’ care facilities. This year’s flu vaccines are unchanged from last year, based on recommendations from the World Health Organization, and include A/Califor nia, an H1N1-like virus, A/

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Tri-City residents are turning up for flu shots this year at about the same rate as last the last flu season, according to numbers provided by the Fraser Health Authority. Perth, an H3N2-like virus and B/Brisbane, a Victoria strain. Anderson stressed the importance of getting a flu shot to stay protected from the virus. “It’s a bargain,” she said. “It’s either free or up to $25, or up to $1,000 a day if you’re hospitalized. It prevents serious illness and it’s the best protection you can get against the flu. It’s also safe and effective.” Flu symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle pain, runny nose, sore throat, fatigue and cough. On average, symptoms begin two days after a person is exposed to the virus, meaning people can spread the flu before they know they’re sick, making prevention key.

Fraser Health recommends people wash their hands frequently with soap and water, cough and sneeze into their elbow or a tissue and to stay home from work or school when sick. Those eligible for the free flu shot include people aged 65 and up, adults with chronic health conditions, healthy children aged six to 23 months, pregnant women who will be in their third trimester during flu season (November to April), health care workers and emergency responders. To see the full list of who can get a free flu shot, and where, visit www.fraserhealth.ca. Upcoming flu shot clinics in the Tri-Cities

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he return of shorter days and snow warnings is already upon us. Yet many people persistently ignore the change of seasons. These are the folks who insist on wearing shorts with sneakers all year around and disdain winter coats in favour of hoodies. We can live with these people. But what about those crazy drivers who refuse to change their driving habits in winter when it’s dark, rainy or icy, and think winter car care is for dummies? These are the folks who, strangely, aren’t embarrassed when they stall on a bridge during rush hour and insist on driving in the snow with bald summer tires. B.C. might not be ready to follow Quebec in legislating the use of snow tires but studies have found the two-year law has resulted in fewer deaths and serious injuries. Winterizing one’s car just makes sense, along with de-icing windows and slowing down at intersections. Get over it, people, summer ended two months ago.

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h, insulin, we’ve had quite the ride haven’t we? In the beginning, I was sure you were my enemy and, just like the scared, little kid I was, I avoided you at all costs — my health included. Instead of me being your recipient, my mom’s plants were injected full of you. But after the plants had all been massacred and I had been sentenced to Children’s Hospital and was forced to accept your wisdom, our relationship gradually evolved into something that is now quite beautiful. Some might even call it BFF-like. And so today, dear insulin, I pay you homage. Monday was World Diabetes Day and I’ll be honest, despite having this disease for more than 24 years, I had no clue that Nov. 14 carried that international designation until

just last month. It probably had something to do with the fact that I never really cared and I’m kind of dubious about the whole “World [fill in the blank] Day” thing. All day on Monday, the Twitter feed, blogs, even my own email was buzzing with people expressing happiness about this day. I don’t know how many times I saw the phrase “Happy World Diabetes Day” posted. Really? Are we happy about diabetes? Really? Diabetes, despite its many attempts — and my early complicity — hasn’t ruined me. I’m alive. I’m healthy. I’m happy. But I’m not happy about this disease. So, no, I did not say “Happy World Diabetes Day” on Monday. But I did say “Thanks” to those super duper, totally awesome, Canadian superheroes for the invention of insulin. In fact, I do every day. In 1921, 90 years ago, Dr. Frederick Banting and med student Charles Best discovered that insulin taken from the pancreas

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month in Canada of cows could save the lives of humans. They fought against the odds, fought to do the research when others doubted its importance. And even when they were given a tiny, decaying lab to work out of at the University of Toronto, they didn’t back down. Their discovery was a miracle for us diabetics. Before Banting and Best, before Humulin-R and NPH, Humalog and Lantus, Novorapid and Levimir (all insulins I have taken over the years), we diabetics were crammed into a hospital room and starved — Third-World-village, hair-falling-out, bellies-extended starved — to enable us just a few more years on Earth. I’m betting those weren’t exactly the most enjoyable years.

My life, while not always easy, has been nothing like that. I can eat chocolate, I can run marathons, I can have a love-hate relationship with the Grouse Grind, I can go to work every day. I can dream. I can live. Thanks to Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best. Insulin is not a cure, not even close, but it has given me and thousands of others like me life. So, for my parents, my siblings, my husband, my friends and myself, I give thanks to Banting and Best from the bottom of my healthy heart. And apparently I wasn’t the only one paying homage to Canada’s superheroes on World Diabetes Day, which also happened to be Banting’s birthday. Have you seen Canada’s new polymer $100 bill that was unveiled that? Front and centre, an old-school insulin vial. Good job, Canada. Katie Bartel is a reporter at The Chilliwack Progress, a Black Press sister paper of The Tri-City News. kbartel@theprogress.com

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FACE TO FACE: Should Canadian taxpayers continue to help fund CBC?

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ast month, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation celebrated its 75th birthday. It wasn’t necessarily a very happy birthday for the storied national broadcaster, however, as it continues to battle a growing chorus of negative public opinion. I’ll add my voice to that choir. During a difficult economic climate while the federal government is looking to cut $4 billion from its operating expenditures, taxpayers continue to fund the CBC to the tune of $1.1 billion a year. Don’t get me wrong, I like Hockey Night in Canada and Little Mosque on the Prairie just as much as the next guy but I fail to see how taxpayers are getting value for their bucks. My colleague opposite argues the CBC plays a role in promoting educational efforts about our country’s history, culture and identity. But I must ask, how do Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Coronation Street — all currently part of CBC’s prime time schedule — promote Canadian culture? Why should the TSNs and Sportsnets of the world have to compete against a taxpayer-funded entity for rights to broadcast sporting events? Why should privately owned

television stations and websites have to compete against a public broadcaster for advertising revenue, for staff and for product? It’s simply ridiculous. Instead of spending $1.1 billion annually on a national broadcaster, why don’t we invest more money into developing a more vibrant domestic television and film production industry? Let’s contribute more dollars to community arts groups, performers and visual artists. Let’s add a Canadian Heritage course to our high school curriculum. Back east, Ezra Levant of Sun Media News has taken on the CBC with a number of on-air rants and editorials. What he says makes sense: “The Canadian government used to own a gas station called PetroCanada. It was privatized. No big deal. The Canadian government used to own an airline called Air Canada. It was privatized. No big deal,” he recently wrote. “The Canadian government owns a TV and radio station called the CBC. It should be privatized, too. Set taxpayers free from the CBC.” It is indeed time to sell-off the assets of CBC and find other, costeffective ways to promote our culture and heritage.

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top funding the CBC? My slash-and-burn colleague has gone too far. He has clearly drunk of the Tea Party Kool-Aid. Were it not for the CBC, Canadians would be American mini-me’s, transfixed with Kim Kardashian’s rear end, monster tractor pulls and bombing small nations we don’t like. I know, that’s what Stephen Harper wants but if we sacrifice the CBC on his slashspending altar, we’ll have nothing else on which to transfix. CBC TV and radio have reflected and promoted Canadian culture since 1936. In its many forms, the CBC has pulled our sparsely populated country together longer and stronger than anything else — in both official languages and eight Aboriginal languages. What do Canadians in Dawson City, Yukon, White River, Ont., and Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut have in common? Along with their countrymen, they can listen to Cross Country Check-up with Rex Murphy, watch Hockey Night in Canada and other, sometimes not so profitable Canadian programming in the language of their choice. Beat that, CTV. The mandate of the CBC is to promote Canadian culture, to inform Canadians in both official languages and to provide Canadians

with different cultural views from different parts of their country. Such a broad mandate can only be met by a publicly funded media network, one beholden to Canadians, not private shareholders and corporate interests. My colleague over there either thinks the mandate is not worth the struggle against The Simpsons, Survivor and Hannity, or that private networks could fulfill the CBC’s mandate. Either way, he’s wrong. The mandate is worthy and private networks can’t replace the CBC, which gives life to our diverse culture and regions. What private network could sell its shareholders on airing The Tommy Hunter Show, Don Messer’s Jubilee and The Beachcombers for over 20 years and in two languages, or to chance producing The National Dream, Road to Avonlea or Front Page Challenge? To understand the profound effect the CBC has had on Canadians, one need look no further than Hockey Night in Canada. Canada’s love affair with hockey may have been born in rinks all over the country but it was nurtured to the status of Canadian religion by Hockey Night in Canada, on TV and radio, in French and English, in every hamlet from coast to coast to coast.

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You can cast fewer votes – but why would you? The Editor, On Saturday in Coquitlam, I get to cast one ballot for mayor, eight for city councillor and four for school trustee. Being a typical North American, it may be asking too much of me to make 13 decisions all at once. But some politicians are telling me I benefit by choosing fewer than eight councillors and four trustees. In fact, they tell me it’s my right. OK, I’m always suspicious when a politician tells me to take the easy route and it will all work out. So, do I really benefit by voting for three or four councillors? The argument in favour is that my vote has more weight, that my choices start with one vote and the other 12 candidates have zero. I can see where this helps them but does it help me secure representation in line with my views? Well, no. There are eight councillors elected whether I vote for one, two, three or eight. Each one gets one vote at council meetings. If

only two or three of my choices get elected, I have to hope the majority of council — which I did not have a hand in electing — will do what I want them to do. So I’ve helped a small number candidates get elected and left it up to other voters to make up the majority. Had I done some research, I could well have found candidates who shared my values, if not my exact positions, and been comfortable having them at the helm for the next three years. Further, some would have us elect a voting block but such blocks, or slates, have always been a mechanism for exclusion rather than inclusion. Members of a block are always aware that they owe some, if not the majority, of their electoral success to the block and its backers. Once in office, a member of the block tends to find direction and resolve from the block rather than the electorate. Don’t believe me, look at how many times federal and provincial politicians put party over people

and support ridiculous legislation or bad economic policy. I can’t help but believe that it isn’t me who benefits from selective voting or voting blocks for council or for school trustee. So tomorrow, I’ll be taking the more difficult route and using all eight of my council votes and all four of my trustee votes. One week ago, we remembered people who died to protect my right to vote. I will honour that sacrifice by using my full democratic voice. Carl Trepanier, Coquitlam Editor’s note: While Mr. Trepanier’s principle remains in the other cities, the numbers change. In Port Moody and Port Coquitlam, voters elect a mayor plus six city councillors and two school trustees. In Anmore, it’s a mayor plus four village councillors (the school trustee has been acclaimed).

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Craig has served his community: • Past Chair of Tri-Cities Chamber • Riverview Land Task force • Transportation & Safety Committee • President of Coquitlam Heritage Society • Scout Leader & soccer coach • Economic Development Committee

Do your homework & vote The Editor, On Nov. 13, a leaflet was dropped through my mail slot recommending one of the mayoralty candidates, along with six names underneath for the available councillor spots in the Nov. 19 civic election. At first glance, I was surprised because the leaflet appeared to be akin to a slate, commonly seen in larger municipalities such as Vancouver with political parties such as Vision or the NPA endorsing their own candidates. Upon closer examination, the leaflet states it was “prepared

by a neighbour echoing the concerns of some of the residents of Barber Lane.” There is no clear official endorsement or name attached, other than the candidates listed on the back page. The leaflets have travelled far from Port Moody’s north shore so I can only assume there is a dedicated group of volunteers helping out with the distribution. My primary objection to the leaflet is that it lists many issues that are contentious in Port Moody but neglects to say how its recommended candidates differ from any other candidates — it’s

just a list of hot-button words. The leaflet relies on emotional triggers without providing clear reasons as to why these candidate “picks” are better than others. I urge voters to do their homework and then vote according to who they think best aligns with their views and values. Voters might also want to consider what sort of dynamic they wish to see at city hall once all the votes are counted. My selections won’t correspond to any slate, official or otherwise. Hazel Mason, Port Moody

“Craig Hodge will be a great addition to council. His experience in the community, deep knowledge of the issues and passion for making Coquitlam an even better place than it is for today and tomorrow is exciting. There aren’t many people around who have the same varied experience and passions.” Chris Wilson, Olympic Athlete and chair of KidSport

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One of the immediate issues the society would have to work out if it is to take over the facility is construction-related. The wall between the Ten Thousand Villages room and the archives at Leigh Square would have to be opened up to connect the two facilities, Van Velzen said. Renovations would also likely be required in order to modernize the interior of the building and make it more welcoming to guests. “We have fundraised for this very thing,” she said. “We have ideas to make heritage a little newer. This is a chance for us to put on a new face.” Once the museum is open, Van Velzen said the society would rotate the displays depending on the themes it is promoting at the time. Currently, the society showcases its historical items at the Leigh Square archives and a building next to the community police sta-

tion on Mary Hill Road. The group has been pushing for a museum for several years. Before the Charles Lobb House on Mary Hill Road was demolished in 2009, the society asked council to move the 100-year-old structure to a city lot, where it could house historical displays. The year before, the society had another setback when the Wild Duck Inn was knocked down to make way for the new Pitt River bridge. But over the last three years, the organization has made some progress, Van Velzen said. With the city, it has developed the Heritage Strategic Plan and created a heritage registry listing historically significant buildings and places in the city. “We have done more in the last few years with heritage than I think we have ever done,” she said. “I think heritage has really moved forward.” gmckenna @tricitynews.com

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After several setbacks in recent years, including the demolition of the Charles Lobb House and Wild Duck Inn, the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society reached a milestone this week. City council agreed to allow the group to use the former Ten Thousand Villages retail space on McAllister Avenue as a museum to house the city’s historical artifacts, photos and memorabilia.

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Battle of the bulges in central Coquitlam By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Plans to narrow a major road in central Coquitlam with curb extensions is bumping some city councillors the wrong way. At Monday’s engineering committee, councillors Doug Macdonell and Mae Reid said they’re opposed to the city building bulges on Poirier Street, between Foster and Regan avenues, because of the added costs and poor sight lines for truck drivers. “It’s an unnecessary expense,” Macdonell said, adding he would consider curb extensions around Parkland elementary school, north of Regan, “but I don’t think we need them along our residential streets.” “I think these bulges are ridiculous,” Reid said while reviewing the concept plan by engineering staff. Both councillors also suggested if the curb extensions had landscaping, the city wouldn’t have the staff to maintain them and they would be an “eyesore.” Besides the bump-outs, the proposed Poirier Street Improvement Project — budgeted to cost $616,000 with $92,000 from TransLink — will also include narrowing the road to a true collector standard, from its current 13.5 metre width to 11 metres. As well, a three-metre wide multi-use pathway is set to be built on the west side, connecting the Poirier community centre with Parkland elementary. According to a report released this week, 63% of 20 attendees to an open house last month liked the city’s plans for the Poirier section, and 83% said

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Poirier Street, looking north from the Foster Avenue intersection, by the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. they would use the pedestrian/cycling path. Work on the project is due to start next year. Catherine Mohaniuk, Coquitlam’s manager of transportation planning, told the committee that curb extensions are already in place along Rochester and Alderson avenues as a means to slow traffic, and they pose no problem with snow clearing or street cleaning. Also, there wouldn’t be any parking loss from the bump-outs, and they enhance sight lines for motorists, she said. Coun. Selina Robinson, a cycling advocate, said the city is trying to buildup its bicycle network and the multiuse path would add to Coquitlam’s assets. She argued that having curb extensions with grass or small shrubs “make a more walkable community.” Coun. Barrie Lynch, who is running for mayor, said he has heard from a number of Poirier area homeowners who are concerned about speeding commuters and believe traffic-calming methods are needed. “It’s for safety considerations,” he said. jwarren@tricitynews.com

Nov. 19th Vision RE-ELECT Focus Dedication Mae REID Mae has proven herself to be a busy, energetic, and effective member of Council. In the 21 years she has served as Councillor, Mae has demonstrated her competence and experience, both at the Council table and in the community. Mae Reid’s community record includes: • City Councillor - 21 years • Coquitlam Maillardville Heritage Trust - Director • Chamber of Commerce - Vice President • Coquitiam/PoCo Crime Prevention Committee - Chairman • BC Crime Prevention Committee Director • Westminster Credit Union - Chairman and Director • BC Central Credit Union - Director • Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation Donation Committee • BC Real Estate Association - Director • PoCoMo Youth Services - Director • Coquitlam Foundation - special events committee Council Appointments: • Riverview Task Force - Chair • Coquitlam Aggregate Task Force Chair

• Emergency Measures Committee • Administrative & Corporate Services Committee - Chair • Growth Management Committee Chair • Recreation Cultural Services Committee - Chair • Evergreen Cultural Center Board • Place Maillardville Board • United Way - Board of Governors • Family Court & Youth Justice Committee • Gateway Committee - Chair • Coquitlam Library - Trustee • Business & Economic Development Committee - Chair • Community Liaison Committee - Chair • Metro Vancouver - Board of Directors Business Background: • Seven years Business Administration and OfÄce Management • Eight years Paralegal • Thirty three years Real Estate

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The board is still defining its Learning Without Boundaries educational vision but the goal is to enable students to customize their learning. The district has previously noted slow internet connections have made it difficult for schools to incorporate internet resources into educational programs. In addition to providing fibre optic connections, the $900,000 funding project approved in May will also include new monitoring tools to block inappropriate content and improve internet performance. The work to connect schools to fibre will begin this winter

Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting to give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.

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with engineering, permits and preparation. It will involve blowing fibre into plastic conduit laid in 10-inch trenches or drilled into holes along major highways and roads from Port Moody to Port Coquitlam through central Coquitlam. The goal is to have high-speed internet to high schools in the next school year. “Fibre optics is the highway of the future and by utilizing it, the school district will ensure that schools have adequate network capacity to meet the educational needs of students and teachers, as well as the business needs of support staff and administrators,” said Peter Steblin, QNet Board chair and Coquitlam’s city manager. QNet is a municipal cor poration wholly owned by the city of Coquitlam and financed through fibre leasing revenue. QNet’s primary goal is to enhance competition in the delivery of high-speed telecommunications services in Coquitlam. dstrandberg @tricitynews.com

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws.

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VICTORIA – The B.C. Federation of Labour campaigned for four years for a $10-an-hour minimum wage, and that will be delivered May 1 when B.C.’s wage goes to $10.25. But federation president Jim Sinclair visited the legislature Wednesday to tell the B.C. government it’s no longer enough. He wants another increase next fall to $11.25 an hour. That rate is what is needed to keep up with Statistics Canada’s “low-income cutoff ” (LICO), Sinclair told reporters. Critics often use LICO as a measure of poverty, although the federal agency says it is not, since it is a relative measure that grows along with inflation and economic growth. “Today the minimum wage is $9.50. That’s the second lowest in Canada, still,” Sinclair said. “Today, if we were at the LICO level, it would be at $11.25 an hour.” Premier Christy Clark announced in March that the minimum wage would be raised for the first time in a decade, and the $6 an hour “training wage” was abolished. It went from $8

to $8.75 on May 1, and jumped another 75 cents on Nov. 1. A third 75-cent increase takes effect next May 1. After the increase to $11.25, Sinclair said government should meet with business and labour to decide how the minimum wage should keep up with the cost of living. B.C. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid met with Sinclair before his news conference Wednesday. “Our promise is, starting in 2012, to look at our policy,” MacDiarmid said afterwards. But she would make no commitment beyond next May, adding that government policy should aim to make B.C. “a great place to work, and a great place to be an employer.” Sinclair also blasted what he called Clark’s “dumbest idea,” a lower wage for staff who primarily serve alcohol. That went to $8.50 an hour May 1, $8.75 on Nov. 1 and is set to go to $9 an hour in May 2012. Clark said that measure is similar to the minimum wage system in Ontario, and it reflects higher tips earned by pub, lounge and cabaret workers. “There’s no rationale for this form of discrimination,” Sinclair said. “It doesn’t apply to anybody else who works in industries where they get tips.”

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Public Inspection of Materials Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from Wednesday, November 16, 2011 to Monday, November 28, 2011 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca and by phone at 604-927-3430. Public Submissions Verbal submissions may only be made in person at the Public Hearing. To have your name added to the Speakers List please call 604-927-3010. Please also be advised that video recordings of Public Hearings are streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca. Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: • At the Public Hearing (please hand submission to the Clerk); • Online by emailing clerks@coquitlam.ca; • By regular mail to 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; • In person to the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2; • Or by fax to the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3015. To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure you forward it to the City Clerk’s Office prior to noon on the day of the hearing. Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam.ca. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any of the bylaws described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Jay Gilbert City Clerk

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Jamie Arden Council, City of Port Coquitlam



Let Experience Work For You! • 25 years of Municipal Experience • Volunteer in the Community • Lifelong Resident of Port Coquitlam • Negotiator, Facilitator, Manager of Municipal Services

I Will Work For: • Accommodating population and employment growth • Working with Seniors and families to address changing population demands • Balancing demand for services while maintaining affordable rates • Creating financial sustainability through innovation • Addressing environmental sustainability • Building community involvement through collaboration and stakeholder engagement • Leadership and management of our staff and services

“I am proud to come from a family committed to volunteer service in our community; our parents lead by example and it would be my honour to continue my service to the people of Port Coquitlam” @arden4council

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$1.6 million pledged for B.C. fails to block improved farm protection farm mansions: critic More money, help for strengthened ALC By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

After years of cuts left the Agricultural Land Commission struggling to do its job, the province is now providing a $1.6-million cash injection as part of a broader plan to bolster protection of scarce farmland. The ALC will get an extra $600,000 for the rest of this fiscal year and an extra $1 million for 2012, supplementing its $1.9-million budget, which had been slashed by more than a third since 2002. Agriculture Minister Don McRae said it’s not a permanent budget increase. Instead, he promises to let the ALC charge as-yet-undetermined service fees to generate more of its own revenue starting in 2013. McRae also ordered a moratorium on repeat applications so developers who try to remove land from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) but are refused will have to wait five years before trying again. That measure is expected to ease some of the ALC’s workload. ALC chair Richard Bullock said he hopes the changes to strengthen the agency stamp out the pervasive belief among real estate speculators that they will eventually be able to pry farmland out of the ALR for develop-

ment. “I hope this puts a nail in that argument,” he said. “[The ALR] is here and it’s here to stay.” Bullock had warned the government in a report released this week that the ALC was “extremely challenged” to meet its mandate, that stakeholders were near-unanimous in their concerns about underfunding and that there remains “overwhelming” public support to protect the ALR. B.C.’s Auditor General had previously flagged the lack of funding as one reason the ALC often fails to prosecute people who degrade farmland by dumping toxic fill or through other non-farm uses. Commission staff tend to issue warnings instead of fines or orders because the ALC can’t afford to defend tougher measures in court. McRae said the commission will now have access to up to 30 enforcement staff in other government ministries to assist them. And he said local cities that want to help enforce farmland rules will have the ability to use their bylaw enforcement officers to pitch in as well. “We’re going to work with municipalities,” McRae said. “If that’s something they want, they can go down that path.” Metro Vancouver agriculture committee chair Harold Steves said that initiative would merely

restore the ability of cities to enforce soil protection rules, which was taken away more than 10 years ago. “In the years since that happened it’s been open season on farmland for putting in illegal fill,” he said. “We’re losing as much farmland to illegal landfilling and dumping as we are to development.” Steves welcomed the promise of more funding and tougher enforcement. “It’s a step in the right direction,” he said. “There’s still a long way to go.” He noted much Metro farmland is being converted by the province itself to build new highways and overpasses or by Port Metro Vancouver for port-related development. Nothing in the measures announced stops that or prevents speculators from buying farmland in places like Delta and waiting for the right offer from the port, he said. The changes also give the ALC chair a more prominent role overseeing regional panels that decide on changes to the land reserve. Decisions of those panels can now be appealed to the chair. The province did not follow Bullock’s recommendation to create a single provincial panel, with representatives from each region, to decide all ALR changes. Steves said a provincial panel would have been less vulnerable to lobbying at the local level.

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One critic says the province’s decision not to slap consistent limits on the construction of houses in the Agricultural Land Reserve means giant estate mansions will continue to spring up on Lower Mainland farms. Ag riculture Minister Don McRae unveiled a new standardized bylaw cities can adopt that restricts the house size and its placement to curb the proliferation of mega-houses that chew up the land base for growing crops. But leaving local councils to decide whether to actually pass the bylaw means the promise of better protection likely won’t materialize, Metro Vancouver agriculture committee chair Harold Steves warned. Only Delta and Richmond restrict farm house construction, he said, adding realtors and land developers have so far beaten back efforts by other local councils to bring in similar rules. “They’ve attempted to bring them in but every time they do there’s a huge lobby from the development community against it,” Steves said. “It’s wonderful the B.C. government will have guidelines and a bylaw that could be put in place

but it doesn’t help very much if the municipalities are afraid to pass it.” Metro Vancouver had called on Victoria to enforce consistent minimum rules for house construction, arguing estate mansions drive up the price of agricultural land and make it less likely to be farmed. McRae said the government decided against provincially enforced rules because a one-sizefits-all solution wouldn’t work for some cities with different needs outside Metro Vancouver. “We didn’t want to be heavyhanded,” he said. “It will allow them to do what they feel is necessary to preserve farmland.” The limits recommended by the province would cap the residential footprint at 2,000 square metres (except when separate farm residences are needed) and require that footprint not extend further than 60 metres from the front property line. It doesn’t recommend a specific house size limit, but suggests cities that want one cap the maximum floor area for a main farm house at 500 square metres or the maximum allowed on urban land, whichever is lower. If imposed by a city, those limits would block the farmland development of very large mansions with pools or the placement of smaller homes deep inside the property, which can make farming less efficient. jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Report blasts cities for overspending Business lobby urges better cost control By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

No Lower Mainland cities have come even close to limiting their spending to a growth rate deemed sustainable by a small business lobby group. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released an analysis Monday that found overall municipal operating spending in the province has soared at nearly four times the combined rate of population and inflation over the past decade. Mission — which the CFIB credits with one of the best cost-control records — still saw its spending grow at double that rate from 2000 to 2009 and almost every other city in the region

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“Municipalities are spending more than ever and faster than ever. Taxpayers can only bear so much. Things are on track to become unsustainable.” SHACHI KURL increased its spending at least three times as fast. “Municipalities are spending more than ever and faster than ever,” said CFIB B.C. director Shachi Kurl. “Taxpayers can only bear so much. Things are on track to become unsustainable.” The Union of B.C. Municipalities has previously argued cities are struggling to pay more costs that are being downloaded onto them by senior government, and have little control over some escalating costs, such as policing. But the CFIB dis-

counts that argument, noting cities are also receiving much more in grants and transfers from Ottawa and Victoria, while also raising much more revenue directly in local fees and charges. “We are by no means suggesting communities should sacrifice public safety,” Kurl said. “There are far more places for cities to look at trimming spending and holding the line than cutting policing.” She said the CFIB would like new councils elected Nov. 19 to try harder to contain the wage and benefit

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Tri-City residents will get a chance to take back the night this year. Tri-City Transitions Society will be holding a candle lit walk to remember victims of gender violence, including the 14 women slain at École Polytechnique de Montréal in December 1989. The walk, the first one of its kind to be held in the Tri-Cities, is part of the third annual Purple Ribbon campaign, which is a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, an international effort to eradicate all forms of violence against women. The campaign to raise awareness about domestic and gender-based violence will kick off on Friday, Nov. 25 with a breakfast at the Elk’s Hall (2272 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam) where a continental brekkie will be served to the public for a donation. The take back the night walk will be held the following evening on Nov. 26, starting from Leigh Square at 6:30 p.m. Participants will walk with candles along

Shaughnessy Street, to Central Avenue, and return to the square along Mary Hill Road. Tri-City Transitions is currently distributing purple ribbons to business, government agencies and offices throughout the Tri-Cities. There are two sizes of ribbons available: small ones to wear and larger ones for hanging on doors. To obtain one, call 604-941-6311 and speak to Angie. The ribbons are free but donations are appreciated. “We’re getting a great response for ribbons from local businesses and organizations.” said

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Child advocate reappointed VICTORIA – Mary Ellen TurpelLafond, the Saskatchewan judge appointed five years ago as B.C.’s first independent Representative for Children and Youth, has been reappointed for a second term. Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Colin Hansen announced the appointment to a standing ovation in the B.C. legislature Tuesday. Hansen chaired the all-party selection committee that voted unanimously to extend the term of one of the provincial government’s toughest independent critics. Turpel-Lafond was hired in 2006 to oversee services delivered by the

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Kick off the weekend by checking out Place des Arts’ Positively Petite exhibit and the Christmas Boutique, which offers a wide variety of handcrafted gift ideas. Seen here are (from left) Red Chair, by Maarten Meerman in the Positively Petite exhibit; a hand-dyed, spun and knitted tea cozy by Kristen Zirbinis and Carolyn Bruce’s Jade Steampunk Pendulum, both from the Christmas Boutique. Visit www.placedesarts.ca for more info.

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TODAY: Friday, Nov. 18 DOWNWARD DOG Ever wondered what a lotus or child’s pose is? Curious about yoga but nervous to join a class of well-seasoned yogis? Maybe you just like the comfy yoga outfits — whatever your reason, check out Tri-City Transitions beginners yoga class today at 9:30 a.m. (2420 Mary Hill Rd., PoCo). Mats are available for use. Call 604-941-6311 for details.

HOSPITAL HOLIDAY SHOP Get started on your Christmas shopping and help fund much needed hospital equipment at the same time at the Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Port Moody hospital lobby. There will be decorations, crafts, knitted and crocheted items for sale; proceeds go to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.

SERIOUSLY SURREALIST Drop by the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) to check out the latest exhibit, Gregg Simpson’s Out of the Woods, a collection of his abstract surrealist paintings depicting the forest that surrounds his Bowen Island home. Come back Sunday at 4 p.m. for the opening reception, and get a chance to meet this internationally acclaimed artist.

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The Port Moody Film Society presents Mother of Mine, a Finnish/Swedish production, about a Finnish boy evacuated to Sweden during the Second World War and his struggles to cope with the separation from and, eventually, reunification with his family in Finland. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., PoMo). Visit www.pmfilm.ca.

SHOW AND SELL Spend your Friday evening appreciating the artistic talents of your Tri-City neighbours at the Art Focus Artists’ Association fall art show and sale. Tonight’s opening reception kicks off the show at 7:30 p.m.; get a first glimpse and return Saturday or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to make your purchase at The Outlet at Leigh Square.

Saturday, Nov. 19 Your city council is responsible for the roads you drive on, the libraries, swimming pools and sports fields your family uses and the water and sewage infrastructure we all rely on — not to mention the urban planning decisions that shape your community. It’s your responsibility to be informed and, most importantly, to vote. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BOTTLES FOR COWS Got bottles? Put them to good use. The Coquitlam Adanacs field lacrosse team and Meaningful Volunteer are holding a bottle drive fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funds raised will buy a cow for a small village in Uganda. For bottle/can

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BOOKS PLUS: What’s happening in libraries

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COQUITLAM • Red Cedar Reading Group: Each year, Canadian authors and illustrators create many wonderful books for children, some meant to entertain, others to educate. For kids in Grades 4 to 7, CPL’s Red Cedar Reading Group will meet every three weeks until late April, discussing books and conducting cool and sometimes strange activities related to them. Running from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., the meetings will be held Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Jan. 10 and 31, Feb. 21, March 13, April 3 and 24. Except for the first meeting on Nov. 22, which will be in the board room, meetings will be held in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch. To register, email cmiller@ library.coquitlam.bc.ca. The Red Cedar Young Readers’ Choice Awards (www.redcedaraward. ca) are given annually to the authors and illustrators of the best Canadian children’s books, as chosen by kids in B.C. For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

TERRY FOX • Coffee Mug Club: You can connect with other books lovers at the Terry Fox Library. The club is currently reading Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson. This touching story begins with the news that the narrator’s brother has gone missing at sea. As Lisa waits for news of

her brother, she reflects on many episodes of her life, including her ability to communicate with the spirit world. Monkey Beach gives us insight into the Haisla culture and the challenges people face when they seek balance between traditional and modern values. Descriptions of the beautiful and mystic landscapes of northern B.C. mirror Lisa’s journey as she struggles to accept loss and death in her life. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Nov. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information about the club or more great books, drop by the library and have a look at the popular book displays, chat with library staff about their favourite books and find out how to experience the new socially interactive catalogue, where you can create book lists and share your favourite books. For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page.

Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604927-7999.

PORT MOODY • Family fun night: Kids aged three to six years can drop in to PMPL’s family fun night craft program. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, you can join library staff from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ParkLane room. Families will build their own fall tree and listen to autumn-themed stories, songs and rhymes. Parents will take home easy ideas and activities to help get their preschooler ready for kindergarten. • Share English practice groups for adults: Want to improve your English? Here is the answer. Come to the library’s ParkLane Room on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join other English learners in this free program put on by Share Family and Community Services. Participants will practise English, make new friends and find out about their community. • Night Readers book club: Have you

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Tri-City Rotary Clubs team up to help Share feed people A local service club is joining forces with Share Family and Community Services to make sure everyone has enough food this fall. Ro t a r y C l u b s o f Coquitlam, Coquitlam Sunrise, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam are hosting the Rotary Generous Hearts Food Drive to try to stock the shelves of the food bank and help the 350 Tri-City families that use the food bank each week. Volunteers will be at several local grocery stores asking shoppers to consider purchasing a

More information on Christmas giving, please see pages 39 & 40 tin of canned meat, peanut butter, canned vegetables and rice. Rotary club members will collect the food from noon to 6 p.m. and deliver it to Share. Participating grocery stores are: • T h r i f t y Fo o d s , Austin Station, 2662 Austin Ave., Coquitlam; • Thrifty Foods, Suter Brook, 170 Brew St., Port Moody;

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utes 800 food hampers to hungry families each week. Last year, 2,859 households turned to the food bank, 8,634 TriCity residents were fed from the food bank, and more than half of them were children. Donations of food will also be accepted at the Share food bank located at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody or at any local grocery store with a food bank box in the Tri-Cities To give a financial donation, call 604-540-9161 or visit www.sharesociety.ca.

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Tea Tuesday and books Saturday This isn’t your average cuppa but an ancient ritual. C h a d o U r a s e n ke Tankokai Vancouver Association will host a Japanese tea ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Coquitlam’s Dogwood Pavilion. From 10 a.m. to noon that day, members of the association, in kimono, will demonstrate the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (powdered green tea). Participants will witness the formal preparation of tea and participate as guests. Tea and sweets will be served. The fee to attend the tea ceremony is $5 and pre-registration is required. For more infor-

mation and to pre-register, call 604-927-6098. Dogwood Pavilion is a Coquitlam recreation centre for people 50 years and older. It’s located at 624 Poirier St.

HEY, BUDDIES The fall session of the Port Moody Public Library Book Buddies will run on Saturday mornings through Dec. 10. This free program helps children in Grades 2 to 4 improve their reading skills through weekly practice sessions. Children are paired with trained teen mentors for 40 minutes of shared reading and learning games. The Book Buddies

program focuses on helping children become confident and enthusiastic readers. Teen buddies work with their little buddies to build basic skills using fun and effective techniques. Kids choose the books they read and win fun prizes for their progress. If your child is having dif ficulty with reading, or if they just need a bit of extra practice and motivation, Book Buddies can help. Register by calling 604-469-4577 or in person at the library information desk. For more information and times, visit w w w. l i b r a r y. p o r t moody.ca.

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Turtles lost, turtles found in B.C. wetlands GREEN SCENE Elaine Golds Turtle surveys done in Tri-City

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red-eared sliders sometimes seen in local wetlands are probably aging survivors released many years ago. As they get very old, some sliders lose the characteristic red mark on the side of their neck. Thus, when viewing turtles from a distance, it is difficult to discern if they are redeared sliders or western painted turtles. Recently, biologists, working as part of the South Coast Western Painted Turtle Recovery Project, funded by the federal government and other partners, have been conducting turtle surveys in the Tri-Cities. The biologists are pleased to report several sites — including DeBoville Slough, Como Lake, Lost Lake, Colony Farm Regional Park, Lafarge Lake and Minnekhada Regional Park — currently support a few western painted turtles. These turtles were also formerly identified at Burnaby Lake Regional Park, where a successful nesting program, monitored with the help of volunteers, has been in place for a couple of years. The

Friends of DeBoville Slough, Burke Mountain Naturalists and the city of Coquitlam are currently investigating the possibility of creating suitable nesting sites and improving basking habitat at DeBoville Slough. Nest sites must be chosen carefully and are vulnerable to predation by animals such as raccoons, otters, dogs and coyotes. Now that we know we have endangered turtles inhabiting several of our wetlands, people need to be careful to not disturb them. Dogs should be kept leashed in such areas, out of wetlands and not allowed to dig in potential turtle nesting sites. • More information is available at www.env. gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/pturtle.pdf. The Western Painted Turtle Recovery Team can be contacted by emailing wptrecovery@gmail.com. Elaine Golds is a Port Moody environmentalist who is vice-president of Burke Mountain Naturalists, chair of the Colony Farm Park Association and past president of the PoMo Ecological Society.


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A Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Coquitlam will be heading to floodstruck Thailand next week to help provide clean drinking water to people who can least afford it. Dave Allen is hoping to collect donations from Tri-City residents to purchase bottled drinking water. It will be distributed by Thai Rotarians in the hardest hit areas of central Thailand. “They have people on the ground who know where the most need is,” Allen said. His wife, Wisupha Allen, recently returned from Thailand and took photos of villages under five feet of water. The central part of Thailand has seen the greatest amount of destruction, with a number of industries in the province of Ayutthaya having to close, putting many Thais out of work. Making matters worse, the flooding has damaged rural rice fields, a blow to the agricultural economy which

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Santa Claus will be rockin’ out when the CPR Christmas holiday train rolls into Port Moody next month. The event is held annually at the Queen’s Street Plaza and the festivities are expected to kick-off at 4 p.m. Creek Centre from 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring a food donation. ECCW will donate $2 from every ticket sold to the SHARE Food Bank. Tickets are $15 for the front row, and $12 General Admission. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets through their website at eccw.com • Nov. 28-Dec. 24: Mr. Mike’s Toy Drive Drop by Mr. Mike’s with a new unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more and get a free appetizer. We expect

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To volunteer at the gift wrap and tree please contact Heather Stacey at 604-529-5107 or heather.stacey@ sharesociety.ca • Dec 4: Jingle Bell Jog Sign up now for the first annual Jingle Bell Jog (5 km) and Reindeer Run (1 km) starting at Coquitlam Centre. Over 200 runners will run from Coquitlam Centre around Lafarge Lake and back wearing their red technical t-shirts and Santa hats (received as part of registration). The Reindeer Runners will run around Coquitlam Centre in their antlers and reindeer noses. There will be music, prizes and refreshments. Westwood Honda will be on site with their vehicles and participants are encouraged to bring a food or toy donation to fill the Honda! Register for this fun family run online at runnersden.ca. • Dec. 2-17: Under the Christmas Tree Table23 comedy presents two Christmas improv shows at Second Storey Theatre in Port Coquitlam. They include a Kids Show (All ages) Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. (Dec. 3rd, 10th, & 17th only) A fun and interactive improvised Christmas show with stories, songs, and puppets. Tickets are $2 for children and $5 for adults. The second show, this one for adults (rated PG) runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 .p.m.. from Dec. 2nd to 17th. A mix of improv

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SATURDAY, NOV. 19 • Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, 948 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam; toys, crafts, white elephant sale, silent auction, bake sale and more. • Coquitlam Adanacs field lacrosse team and Meaningful Volunteer are holding a bottle drive fundraiser Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; money will go to buy a cow for a small village in Uganda. For bottle/can pick-up, email pickup@meaningfulvolunteer.org or call 604-3775225.

NOV. 26: BUSY WITH BAZAARS • Hawthorne Seniors Care Community, 2111 Hawthorne Ave. (parking lot off Tyner), PoCo, Christmas bazaar and bake sale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; crafts, baked goods and white elephant sale. • Burquitlam Lions Care Centre bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 560 Sydney Ave., Coquitlam; bake sale, craft items, poinsettia sales and white elephant. All proceeds go toward providing leisure activities for our elders. • Eagle Ridge Manor Christmas marketplace, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 475 Guildford Way; sewing, baking, gifts, silent auction, raffle for $500 holiday entertaining basket, psychic readings, neck and head massage/$15 for 15 minutes. Event is fundraiser for recreational therapy department.

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MONDAY, NOV. 21 • 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 monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. All women, not just those new to the area, wanting to have some fun and promote new friendships are welcome to join. Info: Wendy, 604-468-2423 or tricities_ newcomers@yahoo.ca.

TUESDAY, NOV. 22 • Kids Hang Out Night for kids 6-12 years, 6-8

p.m., Port Coquitlam Christian Assembly, 1932 Cameron Ave., PoCo. Bring your kids and let them hang out for fun, games and laughter (snacks provided). Info: 604-942-1622 or office@ pocoassembly.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 • Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club discussion roundtable and “swap and shop”, 7-9:30 p.m., McGee Room, community centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Visitors welcome. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604941-9306.

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• Pet photos with Santa by donation, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bosley’s Pet Food, 2565 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam; proceeds benefit Lower Mainland Network for Animals, a registered charity that works towards reducing pet overpopulation and improving the lives of companion animals through a spay and neuter program.

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VOLUNTEERS • Crossroads Hospice Society requires volunteers to assist in staffing information booths and selling raffle tickets at various locations throughout the Tri-Cities for the annual Treasures of Christmas fundraising gala, which will be held Nov. 26 at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam. If you enjoy interacting with the public, Crossroads would like to hear from you. Volunteer shifts are two hours long and usually fall on a Friday or Saturday. Info: Shannon, 604-945-0606 or email info@crossroadshospice. bc.ca with “Volunteer

Opportunity – Raffle” in the the subject line. • Canadian Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers and volunteer driver dispatchers in the Tri-Cities to drive cancer patients to appointments. Info: Lizzie Gross, 604-215 5217 or lgross@bc.cancer. ca. • Volunteers are needed for Crossroads Hospice Society’s annual fundraising gala, Treasures of Christmas. The TOC committee is seeking a raffle co-ordinator, gala ticket co-ordinator and individuals who are able to assist with donation solicitation. Planning meetings are held monthly, with an increased time commitment in the fall. Training is provided. Info: Shannon, 604-945-0606 or email shannon.milne@crossroadshospice.bc.ca. • Mackin House

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR continued from page 41 • SUCCESS’ Host Program in the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and New Westminster is recruiting volunteer hosts to help new immigrants adapt to Canadian society and integrate into the community. Social contact with your new immigrant partner for 2-3 hours per week for up to 6 months. Info: Yumiko, 604-430-1899 or 604-4304199, or yumiko.king@ success.bc.ca. • PoCoMo Meals on Wheels needs drivers on an ongoing basis. Meals are delivered over the noon hour and training is provided. Info: 604-9427506. • Big Brothers Program matches men over the age of 19 with boys 7-12 who have limited-to-no contact with their fathers. Big Brothers spend 2-4 hours a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 236 or www.bigbrothersvancouver.com. • Big Brothers’ InSchool Mentoring Program matches men and women over the age of 19 with boys and girls from local elementary schools for one hour a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 436 or www.bigbrothersvancouver.com. • Seniors Services Society needs volunteer drivers (must provide own vehicle) for seniors transportation program. On call up to 4 hours a week to transport and assist senior clients to medical appointments. Volunteers are re-

CRISIS LINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED • Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Info: www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the crisis line. Next training starts soon. imbursed for costs. More drivers are needed for Meals on Wheels (3 hours once a week). Volunteers also needed for reception Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-520-6621 or email volunteer@seniorsservicessociety.ca or visit www. seniorsservicessociety.ca. • Canadian Red Cross is recruiting volunteers for its PoCo Medical Equipment Loan Service Depot; duties include client service, data entry and equip.m.ent maintenance; training is provided for all positions. Depot is located at #104–1776 Broadway St. and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: Diane, 604-709-6625 or stop by the depot to speak with a volunteer. • Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery is looking for volunteers to help with ongoing classes; time commitment is about two hours per class and classes run mainly in the fall and spring for preschoolers to adults. Info: 604-461-FISH (3474). • If you are interested in volunteering with Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation,

call 604-469-3128. • PLEA Community Services of B.C is looking for volunteers 19 years and older who are interested in spending three hours a week mentoring an at-risk child or youth. Info: Jodi, 604-927-2929 or www.kidstart.ca. • New View Society is recruiting new board members living in the Tri-Cities – someone with an accounting or legal background, or parent advocates of mental health. Fundraising experience or previous board experience would be an asset. For more information about these positions, email Gisela at gisela-newview@ shaw.ca or Judy at judyjackson@shaw.ca. • Canadian Cancer Society is looking for cancer survivors to be peer volunteers, providing one-on-one support on the telephone and/or in-person to people living with cancer. Training provided. Info: 604-253-8470. • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is looking for volunteer tutors for Study Buddy program, which gives young girls the educational support

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they need by matching them in a one-to-one tutoring relationship. To be a Study Buddy volunteer, you must be female, age 19 or older, have a high school diploma, some post-secondary education (completed or in-process), and some experience helping others learn. Study Buddies spend one hour a week tutoring a Little Sister for a minimum of six months. Info: Elske, 604873-4525 Ext. 301 or studybuddy@bigsisters.bc.ca. • Coast Mental Health needs volunteers to be program assistants in forensics, social rec leaders and one-on-one workers at transitional forensics homes located at Riverview Hospital. Info: 604-675-2313, valm@ coastfoundation.com or www.coastfoundation. com. • Mature, reliable volunteers with good communication skills needed for food bank and thrift store in PoMo. Info: Krissie, 604931-5510. • Port Moody Station Museum is looking for volunteers for special events. Info: 604-939-1648. • Physically fit volunteers needed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. at the Society food bank to load and unload truck. Volunteers must be able to work with loads ranging from 30-150 pounds. Commitment of 3-6 months and access to a car are desirable. Info: 604-931-2450. see page 45


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NOTICES • New Toastmaster club: Are you interested in having fun while developing communication and leadership skills? Would you like to be able to deliver a powerful toast at a wedding or a memorable speech, or learn to lead a team more effectively? This is your opportunity to be a charter member of the new RP2 Toastmaster Club. The club will meet Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. at Port Moody rec complex. Info: Gene, 604 230-8030 or genevickers@ hotmail.com. • Dogwood and Glen Pine Senior Softball Association is starting a new team this fall and is looking for players for the Coquitlam 50+ SloPitch Club, which plays Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., Town Centre Park, Coquitlam. • Tri-City Transitions’ free Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides individual and group counselling for children ages 3 through 18 who have lived in a family where they have been witness to physical, emotional, mental or verbal abuse. Through support, education and counselling children will have the opportunity to heal the emotional wounds of relationship violence, build self-esteem and to stop the intergenerational cycle of abuse. Info: 604-941-7111. • Baker’s Corner Parent Participation Pre-school, with classes for 3- and 4-year-olds, is accepting registrations for the 2011/’12 school year; classes start in September 2011 and pre-school is located inside Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: www. bakerscornerpreschool. com or 604-461-5848. • Friendly Forest Preschool is accepting applications for September 2012. Friendly Forest is a play-based parent cooperative. Drop off your application or mail to 2505 Sunnyside Rd., Anmore. Info: www.friendlyforestpreschool.com. • Little Neighbours Pre-school is accepting registrations for the 2011/’12 school year. Little Neighbours is a playbased, parent-participation pre-school located at 155 Finnigan St. Info: 604-521-5158 or www. littleneighbours.com. • The Family Resource Centre at Westwood elementary school, in co-operation with School District 43, is offering multi-sensory literacy tutoring; one-hour sessions at 4 p.m. are available to all children ages 5-8 in the Tri-Cities. Info: ldafrasernorth@gmail.com. • Registration is ongoing for boys and girls for the 5th Coquitlam Scouting group for the Beaver Colony (K–Grade 2), Cub Pack (Grades 3–5) and Scout Troop (Grades 6–8). This Scouting group meets at Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: casanna@shaw.ca. • Girl Guides takes registrations on an ongoing basis for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and adult women volunteers. Training and mentoring available for

LEARN TO BE YOUR BEST • Tri-City Transitions is hosting Learning to Be the Best I Can Be, an ongoing peer support group for women who have experienced abuse or family conflict. Topics include: the impact of abuse, self-esteem, communication, listening skills and more, including ideas suggested by participants For more information or registration, call 604-941-6311. new volunteers. Info: www.girlguides.ca or call 1-800-565-8111. • Kiddies Korner Preschool still has spaces available. Info: 604-9414919 or info@kkp.ca. • Tri-City Transitions is hosting My Money, My Choices: Financial Education for Women, a free program designed to empower women survivors of domestic violence. The program focus is to increase women’s economic participation and self-sufficiency through financial

education and skill. Info and registration: 604-941-6311 • Tri-City Transitions is offering groups for both parents and children who are going through separation and divorce. Groups will help children cope with this confusing time and understand their feelings. Info: Kathy, 604-9417111, Ext. 106.

SUPPORT GROUPS • Port Moody Alanon Family Group open meeting, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.,

St. Andrews Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604-461-6991. • Irritable bowel syndrome support group meets monthly in PoMo to exchange information, to offer one another support, and to share experiences and coping strategies. Info: 604-875-4875 or www.badgut.org. • TOPS chapters meet weekly at numerous Tri-City locations. For information on group near you: Gail, 604-941-8699. • Have you experienced the death of a loved one and found yourself struggling? Gathering with others who have also experienced a loss is known to be one of the most helpful ways of coping with grief. Sharing your story is important to healthy healing. Crossroads Hospice Society is running closed grief support groups. Registration: call Castine, 604-949-2274.

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Morningstar has another single-family hit on its hands

Amberleigh off and running in Coquitlam Morningstar is off to a strong start already with its newest development, Amberleigh in Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain area. Sales were set to begin on Nov. 12, but Morningstar Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Deborah Calahan says that there was already a lineup on Nov. 11. Several people camped out overnight to ensure that they got the first pick of the homes when they opened for sale at 8 a.m. “We are so pleased with the response to our fifth and newest community on Burke Mountain,” Calahan says. “I think it is a combination of value, brand – a name you know and can trust – and our previous success at Avondale.” Avondale was Morningstar’s last singlefamily project at Burke Mountain, which was

released earlier this year to great fanfare. Morningstar started with a first release of 10 homes, which sold out quickly. They made the decision to release four more homes to keep up with the demand, and by noon, those were sold as well. Calahan says that they plan to release another set of homes this weekend, so buyers are encouraged to check out www. mstarhomes.com or call 604-464-4440 for more details on the next release and for more information on Amberleigh. The homes range from 3,096 to 3,238 square feet, with three different floorplans to choose from. Starting at $649,900, they will showcase some of the most amazing features on the market, including detached rear garages and the option of a finished basement.

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If you’re looking for a perfect mix of style, convenience, comfort and beauty, you need look no further than The Summit House at Morgan Crossing, by Larco Investments Ltd. The mostly two-bedroom apartment units, some with a separate loft area and a few with three bedrooms, range from 856 to 1,261 square feet, and every single one is packed full of amazing features like elegant tile or ceramic backsplashes and quartz countertops. But it’s the location that is one of the most impressive features.

For single people looking to meet people, it is perfect,” says Cam Good, president of The Key Marketing. “(Morgan Crossing) is arguably the best-designed urban village in the market,” says Cam Good, president of The Key Marketing. With tons of shopping and services literally on your doorstep, homeowners at The Summit House will never be far from the action. “We have had a huge number of restarts,” says Good, meaning people who are looking for a change in their lives, often after the end of a relationship. “They don’t want to be alone ... for single people looking to meet people, it is perfect.” Of the 101 homes, about a quarter have been sold since the development opened for sale in September, Good says. One of the biggest draws so far has been the high ceilings. Ceiling heights are between nine and 11 feet, lending an incredible sense of space to every room. Richly stained hardwood laminate flooring is featured throughout the entry, kitchen, living and dining rooms, and every bedroom includes thick plush carpeting. A special feature of every home is an electric fireplace. Other thoughtful details include the soft-close drawers in the kitchen and the roomy white bathtub with a hand-set tile surround and polished chrome accessories by Kohler. Every floorplan has been designed to maximize natural light, so you’ll never feel crowded. If you’re looking to catch a bit of sun or do some gardening, Summit House

features a private rooftop garden that spans over an acre. It includes a fire pit, community garden, barbecue area and a deck for sunning. “This space isn’t available to the general public because it’s on the top of the building,” says Good. “It’s the biggest outdoor deck that I know of.” If you’re looking for a bit more privacy, most homes include a large outdoor patio or balcony. If entertaining is on your to-do list, Summit House is perfect for that too. With the shops downstairs ranging from Thrifty Foods to Everything Wine and Mink A Chocolate, everything is available for putting together that perfect dinner party. Homes at Summit House are movein ready and start at $269,900 for a limited time. For more information visit www.thesummithouse.ca or call 604-541-4705.

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The Summit House at Morgan Crossing features a large shared outdoor space, above, perfect for doing some gardening or holding a barbecue. The spacious floorplans are great for entertaining groups of all sizes, top, especially with the beautiful natural light featured throughout.


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Secure biz banking online, says BBB Better Business Bureau is advising business owners to protect their identity when using online banking. Online banking is a great tool to help small businesses quickly and conveniently track financial information as well as pay their bills and employees. But in a press release, the BBB says data thieves are now targeting small business owners — and their workers — to get access to their online banking credentials and accounts so that they can make unauthorized money transfers. A small business can protect itself against increased liability on its financial transactions by using strong procedures to secure the credentials they use to access their bank accounts. “In this day and age, when practically everything is done on the internet, it’s extremely important to take the necessary precautions,” Lynda Pasacreta, BBB president and CEO, said in the release. “Not only are your business’ financials at risk when you don’t secure your banking, but your employees’ records could be compromised, too.” BBB recommends the following guidelines to help you protect the computers you use to access your bank accounts and your online access credentials: • Initiate a “dual control” payment process with your bank and employees. Ensure that all payments are initiated from your bank accounts only after the authorization of two employees. One employee will authorize the creation of the payment file and a

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Brekkie with the big guy Place Maillardville is getting in the Christmas spirit early next month. The rec centre, located at 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam, is hosting Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3. Children accompanied by adults can join the man in red pancakes and sausages. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also enjoy carols, crafts and games while waiting for the jolly, old elf. This is a bilingual event and is offered in partnership with Centre Bel Ă&#x201A;ge. Food will be prepared and served by Maillardville Lions. Breakfast with Santa takes place, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Heritage Room at PlaceMaillardville. Cost is $15 per family, $5 per adult or $3 per child. For more information, visit www. placemaillardville. ca.

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Douglas College’s David Lam campus in Coquitlam will be home to Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies and courses for people wanting to teach English as a second language.

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Changes at Lam campus Over the next two years, Douglas College’s David Lam campus will grow by more than 850 students as the college relocates its Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies (CFCS) to Coquitlam. The move is necessary to accommodate Douglas College’s expanding student body and to make room for even more students in the near future. Enrolment at Douglas is up 5% over last year and 12% over 2009, which has pushed the New Westminster campus past its capacity. CFCS of fers prog rams in the human services field, including Early Childhood Education, Classroom and Community Support, Youth Justice, Therapeutic Recreation and Child and Youth Care. Graduates find employment in a variety of community and gover nment-funded agencies. Currently, all CFCS classes, except Therapeutic Recreation, are taught in New Westminster. Relocating CFCS to Coquitlam will help accommodate growth and provide more opportunities for students, college president Scott McAlpine said in a press release. “By moving the entire faculty to Coquitlam, we’ll be able to meet the growing demand for CFCS programs and open up additional classroom space at New West for other programs,” McAlpine says. “And CFCS students will be able to take advantage of labs and other stateof-the-art facilities at the Coquitlam campus.” T h e m ove w ill b e phased in over two stages to accommodate students. Current full-time students will be able to complete their programs — the majority of which are two years — at the Royal City campus and new students will begin classes in September 2012 at the Coquitlam campus. By fall 2013, nearly all CFCS programs will be offered at the Coquitlam campus. Other news: Aspiring ESL teachers will be able to take winter-semester training courses at Douglas College’s Coquitlam campus for the first time in January.

Nor mally taught in the summers at the New Westminster Campus, D o u g l a s ’ Te a ch i n g English as a Second Language (TESL) prog ram is being offered from January to April next year at the Coquitlam Campus. “It can be tough to get into this program,” Julia Robinson, the TESL program co-ordinator, said in a press release. “Last summer, we had a wait list of people who didn’t get in, so the fact that we’re able to offer this extra section this winter presents quite an opportunity.” The intensive 15-credit, one-semester TESL program provides students

w i t h t h e k n ow l e d g e and experience to teach English as a Second or Foreign Language to adults. Students receive 30 hours of practicum, 10 of which are spent tutoring at Douglas and 20 of which are spent observing and teaching in ESL classrooms at private language schools and government-funded programs around the Lower Mainland. “Students like the practical focus of the program,” said Robinson. “We’re very much into attaching theory to what it means in terms of practice. We help people practise doing things, not just learn about them.” D o u g l a s C o l l e g e ’s

TESL program is recognized by TESL Canada, the national body that provides professional certification for graduates. To qualify for certification, one must also have a bachelor’s degree. This can be earned before or after one takes the TESL program at Douglas. Douglas is holding an information session on the TESL program Dec. 6 at the Coquitlam campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, and Dec. 1 at the New Westminster Campus, 700 Royal Ave. See douglascollege.ca/info for details. The deadline to register is Dec. 9. For more information, visit douglascollege.ca. newsroom@tricitynews.com

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Care home residents to get vitamin D Fraser Health officials hope supplements will prevent injuries among the elderly By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Fraser Health will offer vitamin D supplements to all 7,500 residents at the region’s care homes in an effort to reduce the number and cost of bone fractures among the elderly.

“We know that seniors with fall-related injuries tend to stay in hospital twice as long as seniors hospitalized for all other reasons,” Fraser Health CEO Dr. Nigel Murray said. “This protocol will help to decrease falls and keep seniors in their own homes.” Fabio Feldman, Fraser’s manager of seniors fall and injury prevention, estimated the vitamin D supplements can prevent 10% to 25% of falls in care homes. He said that could translate into 1,000 fewer falls per year in Fraser.

The region was responding to research that shows high levels of vitamin D deficiency in older seniors in Canadian residential care homes. Vitamin D can help strengthen muscles, which is important in maintaining balance and mobility. Officials also cite other vitamin D benefits, such as a possible reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer, along with potentially improved immune response and anti-inflammatory benefits. jnagel@blackpress.ca



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Kerfoot king for Canada at WJAC Alex Kerfoot of the C o q u i t l a m E x p re s s scored once and added an assist to give Canada West a 2-0 lead and spark the squad to its third gold medal at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge with a 4-2 win over Canada East on Sunday night in Langley. All three of Canada West’s gold medals have come at the expense of Canada E a s t –– West topped East 4-3 at the inKERFOOT augural WJAC in Yorkton, Sask., in 2006 before winning by a 4-1 count in Trail the next year. The two teams combined for just one penalty –– a slashing minor against East’s Tyson Spink that led to Cooper’s winning goal –– setting a pair of WJAC records: fewest penalty minutes by one team (0, by Canada West) and fewest combined penalty minutes by both teams (two). Following the game, Kerfoot and Canada West goaltender Sean Maguire, along with Canada East forward Devin Shore and defenceman Kevin Lough, U.S. forward Mario Lucia and Swedish defenceman Ludwig Bystrom were named to the tournament all-star team. A 17-year-old West Vancouver product, Kerfoot also produced the overtime winner 2:09 into the extra session as Canada West tripped Sweden 2-1 in Friday’s semifinals. Canada East won 4-2 in the other semi over the U.S., who went on to blank Sweden 4-0 in the bronze-medal game.

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They hammered the Hyacks. Now the Centennial Centaurs are out to nix the Knights. While knocking off the No. 1-ranked St. Thomas More Knights of Burnaby looks to be an enormous chore, Cents head coach Ryk Piche is confident the complete-game mode his team has been in the last few weeks can continue when the two teams collide in a B.C. AAA senior high school quarter-final playoff game 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. The Cents advanced to meet the Knights after crushing the New Westminster Hyacks 52-20 Saturday, one night after the

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“We just have to keep doing what we’ve been doing... play disciplined football.” Centaurs coach Ryk Piche Terry Fox Ravens were eliminated following a 31-0 defeat to the No. 2 W.J. Mouat Hawks of Abbotsford. “Play disciplined football,” was how Piche described as the first key to beating the Knights. “We just have to keep doing what we’ve been doing the last little while. We [coaches] feel if we keep doing that we’ll be fine.”

Bolstered by an offence centered around 230-pound fullback Lucas Naso and a defence keyed by menacing middle linebacker Michael Spencer, the Cents aren’t making it a secret that they plan to attack the Knights on all fronts. “We’re not going to do anything different from what we’ve been doing,” Piche said. “We’re going to line up, run at them and try to out-physical them. “Hopefully, our horses are bigger than theirs at the end of the day.” END ZONE: The semifinals are slated for the following weekend again at UBC, while the Subway Bowl championship game goes Dec. 3 at BC Place Stadium.

Hawks crush Cats, hot Sockeyes next Port Moody Black Panthers were pounded Tuesday by the Delta Ice Hawks. Things hardly get easier for the Cats come Saturday. After being blitzed 9-2 by the host Ice Hawks, the Cats next face the Pacific International Jr. ‘B’ hockey league’s top team –– the Richmond Sockeyes –– tomorrow at PoMo Rec Complex, 7:45 p.m. The loss to Delta was the Cats’ third straight and dropped them to 5-8-4-1 in third spot in the Harold Brittain Conference, while the Ice Hawks jumped to 12-4-1-1, not far behind the surging Sockeyes at 16-1-0-0 in the Tom Shaw Conference. The Ice Hawks sailed to a an early 4-0 lead and outshot the Cats 59-26 in the game, leaving PoMo goalie Zachary Station to make 50 saves. Anthony Dispirito and Rino Minni scored the Cats’ goals.

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Steelhead fishing replete with myth & mystery TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz Winter slows feeding habits

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here is no other angling practice I know of that is bathed in more myth and mystery than steelhead fishing.

While I have my own theories as to why, I choose to remain silent. Keeping with my belief that the sport of steelhead fly fishing has been made way too complicated, I begin our look at steelhead flies with the simple Wooly Worm. My favourite story of the Wooly Worms prowess is when I used this fly to trick my friend, Barry, into his first

steelhead. At the time, Barry was a novice fly fisherman, and had been out fishing for winter cutthroat. Upon his return, he told me about some large rainbows he had spotted but was unable to move. Knowing Barry was unaware that the rainbows were steelhead, I chose to use his ignorance to set him up. Explaining that rainbows in winter are

slow-moving and lethargic feeders, I suggested that he tie up some pink Wooly Worms and present them as close as possible to the noses of the fish. The next evening, I got a call back from Barry, who was ecstatic about the two large rainbows he had caught. “Well done,” I replied. “Now that you have caught your first two steelhead on a fly rod, I

don’t think anyone will be able to convince you that catching them is as hard as some believe.”

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Tied Down Minnow, Mickey Finn, Stonefly Nymph or American Coachman. The Stave River is good for chum, coho and cutthroat. For coho try Christmas Tree, Rolled Muddler, olive Wooly Bugger, Bite Me or Coho Blue. The Harrison River is good for chum, spring, coho and spring. The Thompson River is fair to good for steelhead and rainbow.

or Zulu. The Fraser River is fishing fair for spring, chum and cutthroat. For spring try Popsicle, Big Black, Flat Black, Stonefly Nymph, Squamish Poacher or Eggo. For chum try Christmas Tree, pink and purple Wooly Bugger, Met Green, Holliman, Popsicle or Flat Black. For cutthroat try Eggo, Rolled Muddler,

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Carriers Needed The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area:

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Over 120+ Crafters Raffles, bake sale, plant sale, used book sale, free child minding, bistro, tea garden and more

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11th Annual Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 3rd, 9:00am-2:00pm Heritage Hall 12460 Harris Road Pitt Meadows

• Over 50 Craft Tables • Super Raffle Prizes • Great Gift Ideas • $1.00 Admission

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@ 604-472-3042 and quote the route number. We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

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Required for supporting adults with physical and mental disabilities. CPR/First aid and valid driver’s license. Competitive wages (union rates and benefits). Must be available weekends and over nights. Send resumes to: Younghusband Resources Ltd #100-1628 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5W9 Fax - 604-552-1206 Email: jason@younghusband.ca www.younghusbandresources.com

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AP Co-ordinator/Accounting Assistant A privately held multi-branch business looking for someone to fill Accounts Payable/Accounting Support position. Position is local to Coquitlam and requires strong attention to detail and organizational skills. University Degree or Equivalent Experience. Exposure to ASPE/Canadian GAAP/IFRS. 1-3 years of related accounting experience.For further information or to apply for position please visit www.bcjobs.ca and search keyword 129525.

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WE are a Rogers dealer and currently seeking for a number of sales professionals. If you are a good strong closer with excellent customer skills, hard worker and can work independently, you are the right candidate of this position. We offer a good hourly rate plus commission and 5 working day in North Shore. Past cellular sales exp is definite asset. Please email your resume with cover letter to hrbc@cellmart.com

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COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ FALL CLEANUP ★ S S S S

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.

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

Fully Insured

Call 604-802-6722

All Work Guaranteed. Call John

Visit our website:

604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785

www.stonebridgeom.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

❞ A ALL RESIDENTIAL ❞

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

604-537-4140

A - 20779 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Your local natural stone distributors. Custom made Granite Countertops. Slate Granite Marble Tile Tumbled stone. Large selection of Porcelain & Ceramic Sales & Service 604.463.0718 ~ 604.460.6656

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers

From $48/per

604-524-2177 329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca

604.312.5050

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

VISION EXOTIK FLOORING INC. Hardwood Floor Specialist •Installation•Sanding•Refinishing Express your unique & individual style with a custom stain. Dust free sanding. 778-995-Wood (9663). View our picture gallery at www.visionexotik.com

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

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

Ph: 604-469-2331

Home Renovations and New Construction .Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing

TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

604 575 5555 MARK’S LAWN CARE Mowing lawns, hedge trimming, garbage removal and small handyman repairs. Free Est. 604-308-8073 Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Gutter Cleaning & Repairs. (Res. & Strata). Prompt Service. Grants Home Maintenance. 604-936-2808. GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627 Gutter & Roof Cleaning & Repairs. Free estimates. Julius McEwan (778)883-7663

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076 HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Email: hoot&owl@telus.net Gary 604-339-5430

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

778-245-9069

Renovations / Repairs

Home & Castle Handymen 604-833-9525 288

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

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

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

HOME REPAIRS

356

November Special Call now and save! Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! Visa & M/C accepted

Call 7 days/week

338

372

PLUMBING

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

341

PRESSURE WASHING

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

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

Vinyl, Wood and Trex decks, Aluminum and Glass awnings, Wood,Aluminum & Glass Railings D FULLY INSURED D 100% Waterproof Up to 10 year warranty

CALL 604-937-0203

* Repairs * Re-roofing * Cleaning

374

Free Est. Julius @ 778-883-7663

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

(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

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

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

PAUL BUNYAN Tree Service

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

LANDSCAPING

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

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

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

Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643

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

604-942-6907

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

778-233-4949

NO Wood byproducts used

T & K Haulaway

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

When QUALITY Matters all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements

17607 FORD ROAD, PITT MEADOWS PICK-UP ...... OR .... DELIVERY

604-465-3189

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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

Ph: 604-942-4383

www.proaccpainting.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

Landscaping FALL CLEAN-UP *Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 16 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510

MISC SERVICES

Two open heart surgeries.

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

One big need.

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give. 1.888.663.3033 beasuperhero.ca

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

SL PAINTING Interior/Exterior. FREE Estimates. Quality job. Fully insured - WCB Please call Sonly.

604-328-6387 STAN’S PAINTING Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets

Seniors Discount 10% off Book by end of Nov. - 15% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

220.JUNK(5865)

CHEAP

NICK’S

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

bradsjunkremoval.com

EXTRA

320

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

778-245-9069

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

317

SUNDECKS

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416

andrew.northstar.interiors@gmail.com

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

300

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RUBBISH removal. Bobcat/dump trailer. Reno/repairs. hoot&owl@ telus.net Gary 604-339-5430.

McEwan Roofing

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

PAINT SPECIAL

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

Over 20 year experience

Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Running this ad for 7yrs

• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

Greg 604-818-0165

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

www.ezgomovers.com

HYTRAC EXCAVATING LTD.

275

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

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

320

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Commercial W Residential Demolition W Renovation Drainage W Landscape Driveways W Clearing Small haul

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PETS 477

PETS

2 P/B MALE Yorkies, vet ✓ 1st shots, 11 weeks old, $900. 604820-7053. BORDER Collie/Springer Spaniel X. Vet checked, dewormed, first shots. $300. Call 604-746-6728 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 CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, dew claws removed, vet ✔, dewormed, 9 weeks. $650. (604)850-0573 CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com MALTESE pups, 2 males, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. Family raised. 604-464-5077.

Min Pin X Chihuahua 6 mos, female, spayed, shots, for good home. $1200 obo. 1 (604) 392-3604

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


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

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

533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

545

FUEL

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095 FULLY SEASONED, Alder/Maple, Birch, split & delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime

548

FURNITURE

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

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Jacuzzi J-460, 5 man hot tub. New floor model $5000. Call Dwayne at 604-514-6750

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PEARL DRUM SET, $1200, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

REAL ESTATE 627

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

636

MORTGAGES

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832 535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)

www.dannyevans.ca

RENTALS

Coquitlam/Port Moody

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

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

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

COQUITLAM

Sherwood Apt 727 North Rd 1 & 2 bdrms on quiet street. 15 Mins to SFU 5 Mins to shops & transp

Call 604-830-9781 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

RENT TO OWN

700

GOOD INCOME, BAD CREDIT? No problem. Stop wasting $ on rent. Choose your home. 604-283-9055.

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now 3 BDRM. & 2 BDRMS. Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance. 604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

For more info. google us.

BBY nr Lough. Mall, upper 2 flrs of family home,5bdrm,dbl garage Now. ns/np/refs, $1800 +3/4 utils. P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 Coquitlam 2bdrm bsmt, near Schoolhouse/Austin.Avail immed. NS/Refs. $950/mo + shared utils. 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.

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755. COQUITLAM - Condo 630 Clarke Rd. Reno’d 1 BR 1 Bath; 675 sf; $775 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 COQUITLAM. HOWIE Ave. 1 bdr fireplace / open flr plan / incls: heat/hot water/ parking stall/storage / elevator - $800 - avail: Dec 1st or Dec 15th - contact: Elisabeth 604880-9497 COQUITLAM - New Condo 2978 Glen Dr; Lrg 2 BR; 2 Bath 925 sf; lndry; prkng; $1400 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT Coquitlam. Brand new 2 bdrm + den. 1st flr. 2 full baths. F/P W/D, D/W. 2 prkg. Alarm. Dec. 1. N/S. N/P. $1600. 604-551-1648.

APARTMENT/CONDO 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

604-464-3550 PORT MOODY

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

706

COQUITLAM

Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac.

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

RENTALS

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $750/mo GREAT LOCATION

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

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

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

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

Call: 778-882-8894 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818

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.

RENTALS 750

751

752

HOMES FOR RENT

3-BR Coq rancher, w/d+new f/s, near Mundypark, skytrain, malls, $1600./mo, u pay own utilities, 2refs reqd - avail now 50% dmg dep, to view call (604) 649-1911. CABINET MAKER, experienced or apprentice required for custom millwork shop in Poco. Call 604941-1588 or Fax. 604-941-1538. COQUITLAM. 3 BR House great location Brunette and Schoolhouse walking distance to shops & transit. Fully renovated 1200sqft. All Appliances incl $1550. Sheri 604 5446106 or Noura 604 415-4671 COQUITLAM CTR, 3/bdrm, 1800 sf, clean. Nr amen. $1600/mo. N/S N/P refs. Now 604-805-2768 COQUITLAM W. 2 level 5 bdrm., 2 kit., Dec. 1. Dble. gar., close to schools. $2400 mo. (604)552-2984 PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm house fam rm, garage, avail immed. Pets OK. $900 + utils. 604-866-8182 PORT COQUITLAM - House 3771 Wellington; 4 BR; 3 Bath 2300 sf; lndry; garage; rec room Lge. yard w/ pool; $2200 Dec. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT MOODY Heritage Mtn. Ravine Drive. 5 Bdrms + lrg office, 3-5 baths, approx. 3000 sq.ft. on 2 floors. Gorgeous city view from both floors. Dble garage. Ensuite with jacuzzi. Spacious decks. $2400/mo. Avail now. Call 604-725-4873.

749

SUITES, UPPER

TOWNHOUSES

750

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5 auto, light green ext, beige Int. Clean good cond 185kms, no accidents $9500. Call Al 604-209-4156 cell 604-466-5563

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $18,900. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604793-3819

838

TRANSPORTATION

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1993 DAKOTA extended cab, totally loaded, 2WD. $1500. obo. Call 778-908-9754

2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6400. 604-812-1278

2008 FORD F350 4x4 diesel, loaded, super cab, 75,000kms, Asking $25,900. 778-895-7570

DIESEL SHUTTLE Bus, wheelchair lift, A/C, 7.3 diesel org 73K, safety cert. $6850. Must go! 604-209-5679

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, beautiful cond. $16,500 obo. 604-287-1127

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available

2011 HEMISPHERE F28RGSS

*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

*No Pets *Avail Immediately ~also apartments available~

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 PORT Moody - Townhouse - 3 BR; 1 Bath 1100 sf; lndry; $1300 n/s,n/p nr bus and Newport Village 604941-2990 PORT MOODY - Townhouse 303 Highland Way; 3 BR; 1 Bath 1000 sf; lndry; $1200 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

DSI water heater, Slide-out, microwave, LCD TV, HUGE SAVINGS! $24,995 (Stk.30964) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2011 LAREDO 291TG

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Elec. awning, “FAMILY SIZED” dinette, LCD TV, power storage jack & more. $27,995 (Stk.30854) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 24’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel, new hot water tank & funrace, sleeps 5 or 6, $4600 (604)467-5041

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

STORAGE

PORT Coq. Storage/pkng/workshop 1000 s/f, 220 power & use of walkin cooler. $1000/mo. 604-866-8182.

SUITES, LOWER

CENTRAL COQ: 2 Bdrm, 1 bath grnd flr bsmt, pri entry, nr transit, shrd lndry, N/P, N/S, utils incl, $1000, ref’s req’d. (604)939-7443 Coq/PortMoody. Beautifully reno’d 1 bdrm stes. Start $725 + utils. inste W/D. Now. N/P-N/S. 604-283-9055. COQUITLAM. 1 bdrm suite. Close to shopping mall, SFU, park & transit. N/P. N/S. $700/mo. utils & lndry incl. No int. Dec. 1. 604-461-6672. COQUITLAM: 2Bdrm, close to Coq. centre & bus. Incl elec/gas. wireless int. N/P. $900mo. 604-374-2655 COQUITLAM. 2 Room Great Location: Brunette and Schoolhouse walking distance to shops & transit. 1200sqft. Full bathroom w/tub, Fridge/Stove/washer/dryer Sheri 604 544-6106 or Noura 604 4154671 Coquitlam: Beaut 3 bdrm ste, W.W. Plateau. Full lndry. NS, NP. $1150 incl utils, Nov 21st. 604-719-5122. COQUITLAM, brand new 2 bdrm, 5 appls, avail Dec 1. $1000 incl utils. NS/NP. Phone (604)472-1429. COQUITLAM CENTRE large 1 bdrm. walk out suite, patio, sep. kit., bath & ldry. N/P N/S. $850 mo. + 1/3 utils. cable & int. 604-786-1504 COQUITLAM cls to Lougheed Mall, on dead-end St. Fresh 2 bdrm ste. $995 incl utils/lndry. NP/NS. Avail immed. (604) 589-5950, 351-5527. COQUITLAM Munday Park area, grnd. level 2 bdrm. suite, Dec. 1. $1000 mo. (604)710-4739 COQUITLAM, WW Plat. 1 bdrm + den. Pri ent. patio, ldry. $850 + 1/3 utils. NS/NP. Refs. 604-944-1941. COQUITLAM WW Plateau. 1 Bdrm +den, grnd lvl, priv ent, h/w flrs, full bath, alarm, w/d. Ns/Np, avail now. $825 incl utils. Call 778-231-9604. MAPLE RIDGE East newer 1 or 2 bdrm, W/d, N/S, quiet person $660 or $750 + 1/3 hydro (604)477-9940 POCO MARY HILL AREA 2 br bsmt suite, new floors, new paint, NS/NP, utilities included, Rent $ 850 Call 604-942-3145 PORT COQUITLAM, 1/bdrm, all new, priv laundry, Cl to transit, pkng avail. $750/mo incl util. Avail Immed. (604)790-3811

TRANSPORTATION

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

PORT COQUITLAM. SxS 3 bdrm, 2 bth, appls, s/deck, view, nr amens, recent renos. $1150. 604-941-4166

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

736

SUITES, LOWER

POCO; 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm bsmt, as new, Citadel area, carport, d/w, gas f/p, shrd lndry, lane access, $895 + utils. Dec 1. Lease. NS/NP. Dale 604-351-1016 or dale44@telus.net PORT COQUITLAM, Lincoln & Shaughnessy. 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Pri ent. 1 block to bus. N/S. N/P. Prkg. $550 incl heat & hotwater. Shared lndry. Dec 1. 604-942-0162. PORT MOODY. Heritage Mountain 2 bdrm (lrg w/view) + office space, 1300 sq/ft, insuite w/d, all appls. Avail now. $1200. 604-725-4873.

Call 604-724-6967

COQUITLAM - House 3162 Sechelt Dr; 3 BR; 2 Bath 1300 sf; lndry; $1550 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550. PORT MOODY. 2608 St. John’s St. 1350 sq ft store or office space. Ground level. $2350 + HST. Avail Aug 1. 604-469-9100.

TRANSPORTATION

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1991 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, aircrd, reliable, clean, runs A1, $1,900 obo. Phone (778)317-6091. 2000 FOCUS SE auto, 4/dr, 179K, fully loaded. Drives like new. Health forces sale. $2400. 778-893-4866 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS blk, loaded, 5spd, s/rf. Mint. MP3 no acc. lady driven 59k $9800. 604-789-4859. 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, 4 dr, 4 cly, auto, 40,000 km, mint, loaded, $17,900. Phone (778)317-6091.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519

2002 Honda Accord SE $8500. obo 4 door, auto, sun roof, silver, immaculate, no accidents, dealer serviced. All service records, new tires, one owner, Lady driven, very low mileage 113,000kms

604-463-0378 2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $6600 firm. 604-538-9257. 2011 NISSAN VERSA 4dr auto black loaded, 14,000kms. Asking $11,900 obo. 778-895-7570

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 The Scrapper

Notice to Creditors and Others Re: Estate of Laurie Jane Wilson formerly of 409 - 3075 Primrose Lane, Coquitlam, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, at 301-1665 Ellis Street Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 2B3, on or before December 9 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

Nicolas James Kobasew Executor by PUSHOR MITCHELL LLP Lawyers Attention: Curtis Darmohray telephone: 250-762-2108


A68 Friday, November 18, 2011, Tri-City News

www.tricitynews.com

U T O o R n A 2 E 0 L 1 C 1 D S N T E O R C A K E Y

‘11 Fiesta SE Hatchback k

‘12 F ‘12 Focus SE S H Hatchback t

Automatic, SYNC media system including HANDSFREE PHONE!

MSRP $20,149 NOW

%

18,956 $

78

MSRP $22,299

0

$

Or

Convenience group, heated seats, power mirrors, perimeter alarm, cruise control

#11F19283

*

‘11 Ford Fusion SE

20,591

G

$

91

#11ES5803

** Trade must be 2005 model year or older, must be insured for the last 3 months, and must be in running condition. * Payments are weekly - based on 96 month finance term at 7.75% OAC. Price is plus taxes and negotiable doc. fee. Price is net of delivery allowances and Recycle Your Ride Rebate.

FFREE Winter Safety Package Winter Tires, Wheels and Tire Pressure Monitoring W g Available on most new cars & sport utility vehicles

G

3.7L V6 Engine, automatic transmission, 6750 750 GVWR

Available for 2005 and older vehicles

4x4, 6.7L V8 diesel, automatic transmission, shift on the fly, sliding rear window, trailer brake controller, heavy duty alternator, heavy duty suspension, reverse sensing

MSRP $21,999

‘11 F-350 Crew Cab FX4

#11F39341

MSRP $59,979

$

20,592

85

21,986

Or

*

‘11 F-150 Styleside

Or $

A/C, Cargo package, automatic transmission, cruise control, power locks and windows, 17” chrome clad wheels.

$

NOW

** Trade must be 2005 model year or older, must be insured for the last 3 months, and must be in running condition. * Payments are weekly - based on 96 month finance term at 7.75% OAC. Price is plus taxes and negotiable doc. fee. Price is net of delivery allowances and Recycle Your Ride Rebate.

NOW

AVAILABLE

MSRP $28,049

$

85

86

*

‘11 Ford Escape XLT

MSRP $25,949

Or $

$

** Trade must be 2005 model year or older, must be insured for the last 3 months, and must be in running condition. * Payments are weekly - based on 96 month finance term at 7.75% OAC. Price is plus taxes and negotiable doc. fee. Price is net of delivery allowances and Recycle Your Ride Rebate.

#11FN6448

2.5L I4 engine, power seats, power locks and windows, SIRIUS Satellite radio with 6 month subscription.

NOW

20,955

Or

** Trade must be 2005 model year or older, must be insured for the last 3 months, and must be in running condition. * Payments are weekly - based on 96 month finance term at 7.75% OAC. Price is plus taxes and negotiable doc. fee. Price is net of delivery allowances and Recycle Your Ride Rebate.

%

0

$

NOW

AVAILABLE

#12FO5973

NOW

*

Or

#11F15447

43,922

177

*

$

** Trade must be 2005 model year or older, must be insured for the last 3 months, and must be in running condition. * Payments are weekly - based on 96 month finance term at 7.75% OAC. Price is plus taxes and negotiable doc. fee. Price is net of delivery allowances and Recycle Your Ride Rebate.

**Trade must be 2005 model year or older, must be insured for the last 3 months, and must be in running condition. *Payments are bi-weekly - based on 96 month finance term at 7.75% OAC. Price is plus taxes and negotiable doc. fee. Net of delivery allowances.

CROW’S

$

PRE-OWNED ALL-STAR LINEUP

2008 FORD F150 CREW CAB 2008 FORD RANGER S/CAB 2006 KIA SPORTAGE AWD 2010 FORD FUSION V6 AWD

Auto, A/C, this is a must see car, #PLT4704A

$

9,995

Or

$

50

Weekly 84 months

17,995

Or

$

105

Weekly 60 months

$

34,998

Or

$

154

Weekly 84 months

40,988

Or

202

Weekly 72 months

SUPERCHARGED, Navigation, #PC5729

$

43,998

Auto, A/C, nice car, great price, #PC5726

Fully loaded, panoramic roof, seats 7 #PFT1903

29,999

Or

$

120

Weekly 96 months

197

Weekly 96 months

2007 FORD FOCUS ZX5

2011 FORD FLEX AWD LTD. $

Or

$

$

9,988

Or

$

61

Weekly 60 months

/mymetroford

THE ALL NEW

Dlr# 5231 Metro Motors Ltd. *Prices do not include taxes & licensing. Payments based on 7.25%.

/mymetroford

84

Weekly 60 months

Auto, A/C, nice car!, #11RA0087A

$

13,700

Or

$

68

Weekly 84 months

2004 HONDA ACCORD

4 door, leather, auto, must see, #11F18947A

Moonroof, leatehr seats, loaded, #PFC1737

$

23,988

Plasma TVs, Super sound system, a MUST SEE, #MLT232A

$

16,700

$

107

Weekly 84 months

Marc Crawford

2012 FOCUS TITANIUM

$

27,998

2004 FORD F350 C/CAB

Or

$

108

4x4, LARIAT, nice truck, #11F10342A

$

21,988

Weekly 96 months

2005 F150 CREW CAB 4X4 XLT Canopy, nice truck, #11F10010A

2002 FORD MUSTANG GT Convertible, 1 owner, low kms, a must see car!

$

12,995

2003 DODGE RAM CONVT. CAMPER VAN

Or

Leather, moonroof, auto park, rear camera MyFord Touch, #PFC1751

$

”Make your deal on a new 2011 Ford vehicle while there is still a great selection.” Ryan Kesler

metromotors.com

Or

$

2009 COROLLA CE

Loaded, only 34,000kms!, #PFT1866

Fully loaded, nav., DVD ent. system, #11EX7591A

$

13,998

2010 FORD EDGE LTD. AWD

2008 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 2010 MUSTANG ROUSH 427R $

Auto, loaded, great truck, #11ES2425A

$

16,700

#PT4690C

2008 FORD RANGER

SUPERCAB SPORT Auto, A/C, sliding rear window #PFT1897

$

12,998

Or

$

34

$

17,995

2004 NISSAN MAXIMA Auto, leather, moonroof #11F19606A

$

12,700

Weekly 72 months

“This is the best time of the year to buy a new Ford vehicle, so get yours before stock runs out.“ Cory Schneider 2 BLOCKS EAST

COQ. CENTRE

604-464-0271

METRO FORD

LOUGHEED HWY

N

PITT RIVER

2008 KIA SPECTRA

4X4, FX4 nice truck, low kms #PT4717

$

25,995 Or 149

Weekly 60 months

SHAUGHNESSY

$

COQ. RIVER

$

W

FX$, 4x4, leather, moon-roof, nice truck, #PLT4720

2505 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY


A34 Friday, November 18, 2011, Tri-City News

Tri-City News Friday, November 18, 2011, A35

OUR DEALERSHIP GROUP HAS BOUGHT HUNDREDS OF VEHICLES IN THE LAST 8 WEEKS AT MASSIVE SAVINGS!

TRUCK CENTRE

CLEARANCE

WIN

UP TO

WHY BUY USED? BRAND NEW GM TRUCKS FOR LESS WITH 160,000 KM WARRANTY

10,000

$

OFF YOUR PURCHASE OR LEASE

BULK PURCHASE

THIS IS NOT A MISPRINT! NO LOST LEADERS! SUPPLIES WILL NOT LAST 2010 DODGE GRAND 2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Auto, Air, Loaded CARAVAN #3734

2010 CHEVY EXPRESS 2500 CARGO

NEW 2011 CHEVY SILVERADO

#3218

BIG SELECTION

#18123A

MSRP 31,170 -$

EAGLE $ PRICE

18,995OR 148 BW* $

1

$

21,995 OR 162BW $

NEW 2011 CHEVY SILVERADO NEW 2011 CHEVY SILVERADO

Leather, Loaded, Mags

Full Stow N’ Go, Tri-zone Air, Media Centre

Auto, Air

EXT CAB

2010 CHRYSLER 300

$

1

*

FROM

#3669

#3619

14,995 OR 109 BW $

$

2

*

16,995 OR 118BW $

$

9

*

14,995 OR 112BW $

4

*

2010 DODGE CHARGER

2010 NISSAN SENTRA

2010 NISSAN VERSA

2011 CHEVY IMPALA

#3541

#3764

#3768

#3712

Luxury Sports Sedan

Auto, Air, Loaded

Auto, Air, Loaded

Auto, Air, Loaded

CREW CAB

#18652A

#18084AA

$

MSRP - $27,945

MSRP - $33,530

EAGLE PRICE

EAGLE PRICE

16,995

NEW 2012 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB $

25,995OR 161 BW* $

4

2012 CHEVY EQUINOX $

26,995

ALL NEW

MODELS

$

22 ,995 2011 CHEVY CRUZES

10 ,995 OR 84

$

11,995 OR 91 BW $

*

$

11,995 OR 91 BW $

2011 HYUNDAI SONATA 2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD Auto, Air, Loaded

Auto, V6, Air, Loaded

#3740

#3511

7

*

$

13,995 OR 105BW $

8

*

2011 GMC YUKON 4WD 2011 NISSAN PATHFINDER Ultimate Luxury SUV 4WD #3637 #3752

#3636

$

25,995 OR $190BW $17,995 OR $134 BW 3

$

10

*

‘07 CHEVY SPRINTER 3500 OR 2500

‘08 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID

#3313

#3034

*

21,995 OR $162 BW $35,995 OR $260BW $29,995 OR $218BW 11

12

*

‘08 FORD F150 XLT ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO S/CREW 4WD 4WD #3139

13

*

‘07 NISSAN TITAN CREW 4WD

#3462

*

‘07 CHEVY UPLANDER #3343

#1000

32 LEFT

14 ,995 OR 112 BW* $

2

BIG $ SELECTION

29,995

2011 NISSAN VERSA #3800

$

12,995

$

17,995

‘05 DODGE DURANGO ‘04 PONTIAC SUNFIRE #0672 4WD #4764

$

LTD. DL #8214. Prices plus tax & levies. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. * - 30 day exchange policy on used only, due to mechanical failure, dealer will not repair. Equinox Bi-Weekly payments are based on 84 mo term, $2799 down with variable rate based on current TD Finance prime rate and is subject to fluctuation. All Payments are based on 6.99% Biweekly on 96Months on approved credit. Prices are plus taxes and fees.. See dealer for details. Total paid = 1) $29,649 2) $23,296 3) $17,472 4) $33,488

6

#11571A

BW* $ 3

*

EAGLE PRICE

19 LEFT $

5

Leather, Loaded

#28248A

#11727A

$

13,995 OR 105BW $

2010 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER

EXT CAB

2011 CHEVY AVEO

#24623A

21,995

$

NEW 2012 GMC SIERRA

2012

#28217A

EAGLE PRICE

$

2595 Barnet Hwy 2 Blocks West of Coquitlam Centre next to Tim Horton’s

12,995

$

11,995

CAR & SUV HOTLINE

1-800-916-1878

14,995

$

‘04 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER

$

18,995

$

8,888

‘04 CHEVY IMPALA ‘07 CADILLAC ESCALADE #2761

#3339

#2727

$ $ $ 3,995 9,995 4,995 34,995 www. TRUCK & VAN HOTLINE eagleridgegmc .com 1-877-390-6583 $

DL #8214. Prices plus tax & levies. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. All Payments are based on 6.99% Biweekly on 96Months on approved credit. Prices are plus taxes and fees. Total Paid = 1) $32,465 2) $23,734 3) $38,097 4) $22,607 5) $21,200 6) $18,384 7) $18,384 8) $21,200 9) $23,734 10) $26,832 11) $32,465 12) $52,179 13) $43,730

Friday, November 18, 2011 Tri-City News  

Complete November 18, 2011 issue of The Tri-City News newspaper as it appeared in print

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