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City says stick with Metro to bargain Local civic workers’ labour contracts are up or about to be By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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The city of Coquitlam will ask Metro Vancouver to stick with its current labour relations board (LRB) — or, at least, create an alternate version — as it heads into bargaining with civic employees next year. Deputy city manager John Dumont told The Tri-City Newss this week the city will respond “shortly” to Metro’s request for municipalities’ opinions on how it should proceed with the LRB, which as of Jan. 1, 2012, will have two fewer members. Vancouver and Burnaby have served notice they want out of the LRB at the end of 2011 while Delta is set to leave in May 2012, joining Richmond, which pulled out in 2002, and Port Coquitlam, which hasn’t been an LRB member since 1982 (Surrey has never participated). Last month, the Metro Vancouver board asked its member municipalities to respond by Nov. 18 to a new interim bylaw that would allow basic functions of the board to continue for another year.

Willy Baumann, a forward with the Archbishop Carney Stars of Port Coquitlam, tries to squeeze past a pair of Windsor defenders in the second half of their preliminary round match at the BC High School AA senior boys’ soccer provincials Tuesday at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. More sports coverage, see page A57.

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Trasolini is going provincial Longtime PoMo mayor aims to win seat for the NDP By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Never one to shy away from a fight, a feisty Joe Trasolini announced his candidacy Wednesday for the va-

cant Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA’s job. The outgoing Port Moody mayor surprised many when he announced he would carry the banner for the NDP against a local BC Liberal juggernaut whose candidates have carried the vote in the region at least since 1996, when it was held by New Democrat Barbara Copping.

Less than 24 hours after his last meeting as mayor, Trasolini joined NDP leader Adrian Dix in the galleria at PoMo city hall and promised to live up to his 15-year record as an open and accessible politician who was supportive of youth, seniors and the environment and also ran a tight fiscal ship. “I will be able to transfer

that, if I’m elected, to the provincial stage,” he said. Dix said the former mayor and small businessman will strengthen the NDP team if elected in a byelection next spring. “He understands business, he understands community, he understands working people,” Dix said. When asked why he chose the NDP over the governing

BC Liberals, with whom he appeared to sympathize with over the years, Trasolini told media and supporters that he liked Dix’s “inclusive” style of leadership and the party’s willingness to “listen” but said he has been non-partisan as mayor to better represent the city. see TRASOLINI TRASOLINI,, page A7

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Matching giving with receiving By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Christmas philanthropy takes all forms and all types of giving are needed, says Share Family and Community Services spokesperson Heather Scott. But it takes a special group or individual to participate in Share’s Caring Neighbours program. For as long as anyone can remember, people who have extra to give have been matched with families who have little in the TriCities, Anmore and Belcarra, and this year is no exception. Once the cornerstone of the Lions Jimmy Christmas campaign, the Caring Neighbours pro g ram, which matches sponsors with families, is now administered by Share and the deadline to sponsor is Friday, Dec. 2. “It’s a popular program,” said Scott, who expects about sponsors to be matched with 300 families that have agreed to share their personal information to get gifts and food to help them through the holidays. Scott said the early deadline for registering is important to give Share enough time to make the matches, pass on family information and allow enough shopping time before the packages are delivered Dec. 17. “We don’t let it wait too long because, like every family, they like to think they are ready for Christmas.” The Caring Neighbourhood program is a personalized alternative for groups that wish to support a family and Share provides tips on how the program works and what

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Share Family and Community Services toy shop co-ordinator Karen Faminoff and Heather Scott, fund development manager, get in the spirit of Christmas giving at the toy shop and food warehouse in Port Moody. The deadline for participating in Share’s Caring Neighbour program is Dec. 2. Meanwhile, the rush is on to collect food and toys for the Christmas campaign.

MORE XMAS GIVING Info on special events, please see A22 and A23 sponsors can expect at www.sharesociety.ca. Families are randomly selected based on match preferences but de-

tailed information is not provided nor does Share filter families. Scott said Share is non-judgmental about who signs up for the program and respects privacy. But sponsors do get information such as the size of the family, the city of residence and the age and gender of family members. It’s up to sponsors to decide how much they have to give and what size of a

family to sponsor. One group that consistently participates in the Caring Neighbour Program is Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary school, which last year sponsored 86 families. • To get involved, call the Caring Neighbour Program assistant at 604-937-6966 or email christmas2011@sharesociety.ca. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

PoCo looks to seed foundation Proposed non-profit would collect and distribute donations By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The city of Port Coquitlam is establishing a foundation that will raise money and administer grants for community groups in need of funding. And its first donation may come from PoCo taxpayers. Called the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation, the nonprofit organization will be headed by a board of directors and modelled after the Coquitlam and Port Moody foundations. PoCo has a no-grants policy but in recent years council has given money to organizations such as the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels and Communities

Valleyview will close down at Riverview

Embracing Restorative Action (CERA). Mindy Smith, the city’s director of corporate services, said having an arms-length organization to administer grants will allow the municipality to focus on its own services. It also removes any appearance of favouritism with regards to who gets grants, she added. “We have given to some organizations and not others,” she said. “We want to broaden it so more organizations have more opportunities to access funds.” But launching the Por t Coquitlam Community Foundation could require seed money from the city, Smith said. During Thursday night’s finance and intergovernmental meeting (scheduled to be held after The TriCity News’’ deadline), council was to consider a staff recommendation allocating 2012 grant money intended for the Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels and

CERA in order to help set up the foundation. If the recommendation gets final council approval, those organizations could still receive their grants, Smith said, but they would have to apply through the new foundation. Eventually, the city hopes the program would become self-sufficient, relying on local businesses and residents to support it through fundraising initiatives. “Initially, we see city funds help get it started,” Smith said. “After that, we hope the foundation will take off and go out to the community.” Mayor Greg Moore said the idea for the foundation has been in the works since the beginning of the year and he believes the initiative will make it easier for organizations seeking funding as well as for businesses and residents looking to give back to their community to do so. Currently, sports organizations routinely ask local businesses

for money to help with their programs. With the PoCo Community Foundation, Moore said, the process would fall under one roof. “This gives business a proper process to provide that money to the community,” he said. “They are not having to pick and choose who they support and who don’t support.” Colleen Talbot, chair of the Coquitlam Foundation, said many people support such organizations because the money is spent close to home. Her foundation has several funds, including an environment fund, an education fund and a Coquitlam library legacy fund to name a few, giving donors a range of options for their money. “If you have a particular interest you are able to support that interest,” Talbot said. “It could be a scholarship for sports. It could be health issues, whatever your particular issue is.” gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Another building is closing at Riverview Hospital. Valleyview is shutting its doors after housing geriatric psychiatry patients for nearly 50 years. It was built in 1959 and at its peak had 328 beds divided among six wards. The province has been downsizing Valleyview for several years as part of its long-term redevelopment plans for the Riverview lands. The last patients were transferred starting in mid-October to facilities in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health authorities. “Each patient was transferred with a full, documented care plan, which included all of their various social, psychological and family needs,” said an emailed statement from the Ministry of Health. BC Housing will “lead the future use planning process” for Valleyview while Shared Services BC is in charge of the Riverview site as a whole. “The province requires time to assess government interest in the [Riverview] lands and we will be considering and assessing all options to make sure they’re compatible with available space and existing programs,” the statement adds. “Local governments and all other Riverview lands stakeholders will be informed when a timeline for consultation and associated steps are established.” In September, ASMUNDSON acting on a motion from Coun. Brent Asmundson, Coquitlam council called on the provincial government to build a new, larger Royal Columbian Hospital on the Riverview grounds. “We are the fastest growing area in the region... and Royal Columbian is difficult to get to,” he said. Mayor Richard Stewar t agreed, saying the current New Westminster site is constrained and the transportation improvements happening around Coquitlam make the 240 acres of provincially owned property at Riverview “a perfect location” for a medical facility. “We are the largest community in the province without a hospital inside its boundaries,” he said. spayne@tricitynews.com

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Brothers will have to stay in jail Pair appealing convictions for roles in drug op.

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Robber had dark mark on his face Coquitlam RCMP needs the public’s help finding a robbery suspect who made off with cash after a heist last month at the Canada T r u s t o n Au s t i n Avenue. The incident took place shortly after 4 p.m. on Oct. 30. According to Coquitlam RCMP Const. Harj Binning, the suspect was wearing a greenish-beige windbreaker and a light-grey toque and has a distinct appearance. “He seems to have a large area of dark, discoloured skin on the right side of his face,� Binning said. “It could be a birthmark, scar or an attempt to disguise his face.� The man is described as in his late 20s or early 30s, 5’10� tall and weighing approximately 170 lb; he has a slim build was seen wearing small, hoop-shaped earrings. Anyone with any information about the suspect should call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2011-30622. Those who wish to remain anonymous can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.solvecrime.ca.

By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Two brothers convicted of drug trafficking earlier this year will have to remain behind bars while a judge considers their appeals. Dusan and Marko Stevovic were each sentenced to 18 months in prison for their role in a drug-dealing operation at an apartment in southwest Coquitlam. Lawyers for the pair, who have al-

ready served six months of their sentences, said they should be released while their appeal is being considered. Madam Justice Anne Rowles, however, disagreed saying the appellants did not meet the standards for release. While she agreed that their appeal is not frivolous, she said it is unlikely to result in a new trial and that release at this point would be inappropriate. “The appellants have not established their detention is not necessary in the public interest,� she wrote in her reasons

for judgement. “In the result, the application for release pending appeal is dismissed.� The Stevovics were charged following a lengthy police investigation in the winter of 2008, which included surveillance of an apartment at 511 Rochester Ave. in Coquitlam. In a search of the apartment, police found tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs, $7,000 in cash, a sword, bullets, a banana clip for an assault rifle, a 6 mm pellet gun and drug-dealing paraphernalia such as scales and baggies.

During the trial, investigators said the pair had been seen frequenting the apartment and, on several occasions, met briefly with people at the front of the building. According to police, the meetings appeared to involve some “exchanges or hand-offs of some kind.� The Stevovics disagreed with some of the assertions made by investigators. During their trial, they said that while they were aware of some of the activities taking place at the apartment, they were not participants in any

trafficking of narcotics. Another accused, Jason Kirupakaran, said he and another man, Jared Glab, were the sole operators of the drug ring and the brothers did not participate. The testimony was rejected by Mr. Justice Thomas Woods, who said Kir upakaran’s story was inconsistent with independent evidence, including surveillance conducted by police. He added that the witnesses’ claims were merely an attempt to help exonerate the brothers. Police also found

personal belongings belonging to the brothers in the apartment, including a drivers’ licence, two traffic tickets and receipts addressed to the Stevovics. “Everything about the subject apartment that is revealed in the material facts cried out that if was a base or hub or ‘stash house’ for drug trafficking,� Thomas wrote in his reasons for judgement. “As a periodic presence there, it is inconceivable that Dusan and Marko would not have seen what was there to be seen.� gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Land Use Committee Notice Call for volunteers MEETING

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Port Moody Council is inviting applications from its residents interested in volunteering on the Police Board. The term begins January 2012.

Port Moody-Anmore Joint Recreation Task Force The City of Port Moody is seeking individuals interested in participating on a Port Moody – Anmore Joint Recreation Task Force to identify opportunities for joint recreation services, and their potential costs and revenue sharing opportunities. Upon completion of the review, the Joint Recreation Task Force will report their findings and recommendations to both Port Moody and Anmore Councils for their consideration. Interested in either volunteer opportunity? Submit an application form available online at www.portmoody.ca/volunteer or at the Legislative Services counter at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, B.C. Application deadline is Friday, December 9, 2011. Call 604.469.4539 for more information.

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to consider the following application: Application Type: City of Port Moody Official Community Plan Bylaw 2010, No. 2849, Amendment Bylaw No. 4, 2011, No. 2915 City of Port Moody Zoning Bylaw 1988, No. 1890, Amendment Bylaw No. 208, 2011, No. 2914 Applicant: Bradbury Architecture Legal: Lot 22, Block 1, District Lot 202, Group 1 NWD Plan 55 (PID 011-453-877) Location: 2335 St. Johns Street Purpose: Bradbury Architecture has made an application to the City of Port Moody to amend the Official Community Plan to allow a density of 80 units per acre and 5 storeys and to rezone the identified property from Community Commercial (C3) to Comprehensive Development Zone 56 (CD 56). If approved, these amendments would permit a 5 storey mixed use development with 16 residential units and 1350 sq. ft. of commercial space. All persons wishing to make written submissions to the Committee prior to the meeting should send their submissions to the City by email at clerks@portmoody.ca or by fax at 604.469.4550 not later than 12 Noon Tuesday, November 29, 2011. At the meeting, an opportunity will be provided to allow all interested persons to make representations or present written submissions regarding this item to the Committee. Inquiries pertaining to this application can be made at the Development Services Department in City Hall or by phone at 604- 469-4540 during office hours Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm Tim Savoie, MCIP, Director of Development Services City Hall/Library/Theatre P.O. Box 36, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody ℥ 604.469.4500 •  www.portmoody.ca

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A6 Friday, November 25, 2011, Tri-City News

PoCo citizens wanted Volunteers will serve and advise civic committees

T he city of Por t Coquitlam is seeking volunteers to take on citizen advisor roles for each of the municipality’s seven standing committees.

Residents who participate are given the opportunity to engage directly with the city and help shape decisions on a variety of issues. T h e d e a d l i n e fo r applications for oneyear positions is next Wednesday, Nov. 30 and residents can work in one of seven committees, including:

• community safety committee; • environmental enhancement committee; • healthy community committee: • smart growth committee; • social inclusion committee; • transportation solutions and operations; • and joint family

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Currently chaired by Port Moody Coun. Karen Rockwell, whose job wraps up in a week as she did not run for reelection, the LRB negotiates more than 60 collective agreements covering about 15,000 workers on behalf of 35 employers in the region. It was set up more than 40 years ago to provide a united front for Metro municipalities to negotiate common pay and benefit packages for civic workers while keeping bargaining costs down. But lately, its meetings have been suspended, with municipal officials questioning the need to take part and wondering whether the LRB has the authority to ratify or reject members’ collective agreements and compensation schemes. The topic was to be raised today (Friday) by Metro Vancouver chief administrative officer Johnny Carline at the regular Metro board meeting. “Our position,” Dumont said Wednesday, “is the same as it has always been. We’re open to working with the [LRB] model that’s there now or coming up with a new model.... There needs to be more discussion on the matter.” Malcolm Graham, Metro’s manager of labour relations, said whatever the process, the LRB will start bargaining with the unions in January as many civic contracts are up Dec. 31. Still, he noted, a fiveyear settlement — like the one about to expire in Coquitlam — likely won’t happen this time. “My view is that five years is way too long,” Graham said. “You can’t see, just in terms of economics, past a year or two, so there’s no point going for a long-term contract.” In Coquitlam, collective agreements end next month for CUPE locals 386 (civic workers) and 561 (library workers) while bargaining is currently in process for the firefighters’ union, whose contract expired

in 2009. In Port Moody, collective agreements are up Dec. 31 for CUPE Local 825 (civic workers); notices to bargain have been received, but not yet started, for PoMo firefighters and police officers, whose contracts ended in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The issue of unionized workers’ pay was raised this month at Coquitlam all-candidates’ meetings, with many incumbents and challengers vowing to take a “hard line” against rising wages at city hall. A request for comment from Rockwell, CUPE 386 president Ken Landg raf f, the city of Port Moody and Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart were not immediately returned. Meanwhile, PoCo has identified its bargaining committee and is set to begin negotiations with IAFF Fire Fighters’ Local 1941, whose contract ended in 2009, and CUPE Local 498 (civic workers), whose contract expires on Dec. 31. “As per the collective agreements, we are waiting for the unions to give us written notice to commence bargaining. They can do so four months prior to expiry of the collective agreement,” PoCo’s communications manager Pardeep Purewal said. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Agenda Highlights Monday, November 28, 2011

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3788 for 3246 /56 Shaughnessy Street and 2181 Prairie Avenue

READING

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PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY Development Variance Permit - 2443 Glenwood Avenue Development Variance Permit - 810 Sherling Avenue

REPORTS Smart Growth Committee Rezoning Application for 1971 Broadway Street Corporate Of¿cer 2011 Local Election Results Standing Committee Verbal Updates • Healthy Community Committee • Social Inclusion Committee • Transportation Solutions and Operations Committee

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Trasolini: ‘I am the underdog’ in running for the BC Liberals when he did.” She said Trasolini had “I’ve taken on anyone who would drag Port talked to others in her party about the nominaMoody down,” he said. T r a s o l i n i a d m i t - tion and “I guess he was ted he’s a long-shot in talking to both parties this fight and will start at the same time.” Trasolini’s candidacy working on his campaign once the new city in the riding vacated by council is inaugurated Iain Black, who took the and his candidacy is ac- post of CEO and presiclaimed by the riding as- dent of the Vancouver Board of T rade in sociation in December. October, will elevate the “I think the people of this riding will give me byelection to more of an a chance,” he said, “but equal contest with whommake no mistake: I am ever is nominated to run for the Liberals, Clark the underdog.” Without a BC Liberal conceded. But she said candidate at the ready, she didn’t expect Port Trasolini’s immedi- Moody voters will want ate foe is an old friend, to turn black the clock to Premier Christy Clark, the days of high personal who represented the re- and business taxes. However, she was gion between 1996 and 2005 as MLA for Port reluctant to say when Moody-Westwood and she would call a byelection, or Port Moodywho would Burnaby run in the Mountain, You can comment on Port Moodyw h e n any story you read at C oquitlam Trasolini www.tricitynews.com riding. “Wait was a counand see. Wait cillor and, and see,” she told then, mayor. reporters. reporter Outside the Clark has until April Legislature, Clark told Black Press Trasolini’s 7 to call a byelection. A spokesperson for jump to the NDP isn’t a defection from her the BC Liberal Party party because the for- said it’s up to an indimer mayor hasn’t been vidual to file and ana member of her party nounce his decision to seek the nomination. for some time. As for Trasolini’s Jehn Benoit said she statement that the BC doesn’t know of anyLiberals have drifted too one who has publicly far to the right and lost declared yet and said it their roots, Clark said, will be up to an election “He’s been saying that readiness committee to for 10 years now. Joe decide when to set the hasn’t been a BC Liberal nomination date. for a long time. Frankly, dstrandberg@tricitynews.com I was surprised when he – with files from Janis Warren and Tom Fletcher expressed some interest

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Province introduces city auditor general Mayors want TransLink to be under scrutiny, too By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

The provincial government introduced legislation yesterday to establish the promised auditor of municipal spending but debate and passage will be delayed until a spring session of the Legislature. Premier Christy Clark said the main role of the Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) will be to help cities find efficiencies in spending and improve program effectiveness by providing neutral, non-binding advice — not by imposing solutions. It will be up to city councils to decide what action to take on any recommendations, she said, adding their decisions on taxation, land use and other services will remain unrestricted. Clark said the AGLG’s office will strengthen local government accountability and ensure the best possible return on investment for taxpayers’ dollars. AGLG performance audits assessing effectiveness of city operations in providing value for money will be made public. “The same reports would give local governments important information

about how to streamline processes and identify the most efficient use of public funds, maximizing the use of taxpayer dollars,” said Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong. Audits will target specific services, not a city’s entire operations. Also covered are regional districts, including Metro Vancouver’s utility arms, and any corporations or other entities controlled by cities or regional districts. Delegates at September’s Union of BC Municipalities convention strongly criticized the planned municipal auditor position, suspecting its aim would be to pressure elected councils to change their policies and priorities. Some predicted the office would be a waste of money. And Metro Vancouver mayors urged the province in October to put TransLink under the scrutiny of the new auditor. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business applauded the announcement. “We believe having an independent, unbiased body to scrutinize municipal spending and conduct performance audits will be an extremely effective step in curbing municipal overspending,” said CFIB spokeswoman Shachi Kurl. The AGLG will be based in Surrey. jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Be Aware and Get Prepared Winter 2011/2012 The City of Coquitlam reviewed its snow removal policies and service priorities following the 2008/09 major snow events and has made service improvements to better meet the needs of our community. This guide highlights what the City does during snow events and outlines what you can do to keep sidewalks and roads safe and help ensure your family is prepared. Parking During Snow Events Please remember to park your vehicle in your driveway as soon as the snow begins to fall empty streets enable snow plows to do a better job and ensures room for salt spreaders to cover more space. A “No Parking” restriction is in place from December 1 - February 15 on problematic routes. Please pay attention to street signs.

Emergency Preparedness Before a winter storm arrives, plan ahead so you can comfortably and safely carry on during the winter season. Y Make arrangements with family members who may be elderly or have limited mobility issues and who do not live with you – help them prepare for winter.

The City’s Snow Removal Procedures & Priorities

Y Get your home winterized – have your furnace inspected, shut off outside water, and clean the catch basin grates before snow arrives.

The City plows and salts 1020 km of road lanes throughout Coquitlam. City crews work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during snow events to maintain accessibility for emergency and transit vehicles on collector, arterial, emergency and bus routes that connect major sections of the community.

Y Winterize your vehicle and, when it snows, drive only with good winter tires. Y Make alternate plans for getting to work in the snow.

Priority service areas include:

Y Be sure to have warm clothing and shoes or boots with good traction.

Y Public school sites Y Community care facilities

Y Plan ahead for power outages that can last for a few minutes or longer.

Y Fire stations Y Hospitals Y Police stations Y Central business district, and Y Subzones with high percentage of local roads with grades in excess of 10%.

Snow Removal on Sidewalks Give Each Other a Hand It is the responsibility of all owners or occupiers of property, including the City, to clear ice and snow from the sidewalks bordering the property within 10 hours of the cessation of any snowfall or ice storm and to continue to keep them clear. Accessibility around bus shelters is particularly important. Check with others on your street to see if anyone who is elderly or has limited mobility issues may need help clearing their sidewalk.

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For more information on emergency preparedness, contact the HEROS Program at 604-945-1578 or visit www.coquitlam.ca.

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If you live in the Westwood Plateau and Como Lake areas and are unable to shovel your sidewalk due to a disability or restriction, or are over 65, you may qualify for the Snow Angel Pilot Program. Call 604-927-6909.

Sometimes during heavy snow events road conditions are too hazardous for the large disposal trucks and garbage and/or recycling may be temporarily cancelled. If your garbage day is missed, collection will resume the following week on your regular collection day and the two container bag limit will be waived for that next collection.

Would you like to help others? If you are interested in volunteering as a Snow Angel and are 16 years of age or older and live in one of these areas, you can find out more by calling 604-927-6909.

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anadians wouldn’t want a resident of the U.S. running their country so why does the province of B.C. allow non-residents to run for city council and school trustee? Section 66 of the Local Government Act requires a candidate for mayor, city council or a board of education to be a Canadian citizen, over the age of 18 years on voting day, and a B.C. resident for at least six months. But there’s nothing in the Act that stops someone from running for, or holding, office in a city where they don’t live. Candidates who seek office in cities where they don’t reside likely have their reasons. But should they be allowed to make decisions about things that won’t affect them — such as when and how garbage is picked up, how high the property tax rate will rise and, in the case of school trustees, what items are trimmed from the school district budget? Candidates who can’t even vote for themselves on election day will have different priorities from their neighbours. It’s time for the province to fix this oversight.

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The wonders of weather, whatever the season AS I SEE IT Chris Bryan

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eather is a wondrous thing. It’s no wonder people talk about it all the time. Monday night it was the wind, blowing like the bejeezus, making the rain a weapon. At our house — and no doubt, yours — it was like someone pelting pebbles against the windows and siding, and I slept nary a wink. Riding my bike to work last week, the headwind was a cursed foe. Muscles aching as I worked the pedals. Walking would have been faster. Thankfully, it was a relatively deserted stretch of road as I shouted something that sounded a little like “TRUCK!” into the wind. Yet a tailwind is a joy, like being propelled by a benevolent hand. Few things affect our moods like weather. Music may be a close second but the elements and their whims have an uncanny

ability to take us from agony to bliss, and all the stops in between. For those who care to stop and enjoy, it can bless us with wonder. Two Fridays ago, a massive gust blew through our area, lasting about five minutes. I was in my office at the time, facing a wall of windows. In what seemed mere moments, the sky turned from grey to a roaring river of fluttering colour. It was pure inundation, like a swirling murmuration of starlings feathered with gold, copper and bronze. The nearby cottonwoods seemed eager to show their winter bones. And then, as quickly as it started, there were just a few stray leaves. Then nothing. It was awesome. I had never seen anything like it. A child would have known what to do in this whirlwind. It called for giggles, a dance with nature as wind was made flesh. And just as weather amazes, it energizes and calms. With its cool touch, as we step out of our muggy fall homes, it invigorates. In fall, as true West Coast weather takes

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hold, it provides a backdrop for comfort. While the outside world is dark and deep with cloud, in black and tattered shrouds of ash across the sky, away from the steady downpour we retreat to blankets, tea, books and scotch. To stews, wine, hot chocolate, and the company of others. Lightning has a way of burning into your memory. My flashbulbs reveal me as a five-year-old in Alberta, huddling beneath a canoe in the bed of a pickup as we flee the lake in a downpour as the gods thunder. At 19 on the French Atlantic coast, warm and safe, watching the sky light up over the Bay of Biscay with some new friends. Years later, on a Utah desert highway, paranoid, trying to remember if rubber tires provide safety from electrocution. And later still, with my future wife on an evening walk, taking refuge from the rain beneath a canopy of trees at a local park, watching the devil’s pitchforks light up the distant sky, grateful for a show that feels staged on our behalf. In winter, the snow brings delight. Always

best when it arrives in evening, before thoughts turn to morning commutes, when we are warm at home, watching it drift beneath the street lamps. The city is quiet, the blanket of white softens the canvas, simplifies, purifies the landscape, blurring the lines between yard, sidewalk and street as people walk down the road, pulling a child on a sled, dust off a pair of cross-country skis, turn their driveway into a toboggan run. And of course, there is always the joy of the sun. Even before dark winter departs, we are granted those days of bliss when it warms our cheeks, giving our moods, our entire days, a lift. And in time, next spring, there will be a day when we emerge from our homes wearing something light, just a shirt, perhaps. It is neither too hot, nor too cold. But just right. And for a moment, we forget about the weather completely. Chris Bryan is editor of the Burnaby and New West NewsLeader, Black Press sister papers of The Tri-City News.

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FACE TO FACE: Is the Tory government’s Fair Representation Act indeed fair?

Changes made to appease Quebec antees that protect the existing number of seats in the four Atlantic provinces, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Voters in these six provinces will continue to see their votes carry more weight. I guess, in the short-term, until we can re-open the constitution, the Tories can’t do anything about that. But out of the bigger, more populous provinces, why should Quebec be entitled to representation by population when B.C., Alberta, and Ontario are not? Why are we giving Quebec more seats and thereby diluting B.C.’s representation in Ottawa? My colleague opposite puts forward the tired old “founding nations” argument. I respectfully invite him to join me in the 21st century, when my vote should count the same as any other Canadian’s on a percentage basis. The Harper government’s intent with the Fair Representation Act was good but like governments of the past, the Tories got sidetracked by the threat of Quebec nationalism. Representation by population is a fundamental principle of democracy and we, as a country, must work towards that. And if that means upsetting nos amiss in Quebec, then so be it.

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“I respectfully invite [my colleague] to join me in the 21st century, when my vote should count the same as any other Canadian’s on a percentage basis.” Andy Radia

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roposing an increase in the number of seats in Parliament is not an altruistic federal Conservative initiative to improve “representation by population” in the House of Commons. The real purpose of adding seats to Parliament is to solidify a Conservative majority government. It’s perfect — the opposition is even helping because the bigger and longer the brouhaha and bickering goes on, the less it looks self– serving on the part of the Tories. Every seat re-distribution scenario includes at least six new seats in Alberta — i.e., six automatic Conservative wins in the next election. Six new seats in B.C., with a bit of judicious gerrymandering, will yield them at least four, more likely six, seats. Fifteen new seats in Ontario, creatively allotted, will yield probably 10 to 15 additional Tory seats. That’s a total of 20 to 25 new Conservative seats in the next federal election — not a bad way to cement a majority government in the name of representative equality. But “rep. by pop.” is an American mantra — it doesn’t work in Canada. As a bilingual nation, we need to assure the representation of our second founding nation, regardless of the arithmetic.

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Funding crucial The Editor, I am writing to express my feelings of hopelessness. I am a kindergarten teacher of 18 years. I get up each morning and pour my heart and soul into making each day full of joyful learning for each of the precious wee ones brought to me. For me, it is business as usual. The only exception? I am not writing report cards. I am, however, making myself available to have conversations with parents about student progress, which provides even more rich communication than would happen if that piece of paper were to go home. I am

also not holding meetings with my administrator or supervising children at recess. My admin does this and they ensure my students’ safety, which makes me OK with the decision. I am, however, doing everything else I normally do. Why do I do this? To fight the only legal way I can to send out a heartfelt plea for a restoration of funding to the education system that has, in the past, been world class. In the process of job action, I am being beaten up by our current government and made to look like I do not care. Our children are at huge risk if funding is

not brought forward to restore resource teacher time, education assistant time and a continuation of professional autonomy for teachers. If readers think our education system is not on the brink of disaster without funding, they need to think again. I am tired of reading and listening to media reports that marginalize and make teachers into the supposed villains. Teachers are not the enemy. They are friends of families and children and are on the front lines every day fighting to maintain an education system that makes a difference for all. Gayle Hernandez, Port Coquitlam

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY

Step back The Editor, I am writing regarding green waste pick-up in Port Coquitlam. At this time of year, a lot of people have a ton of leaves, fallen branches, etc. to dispose of so it makes no sense to me that the green pick-up has now reverted to biweekly. Also, our food waste now has to be kept for two weeks before being picked up. The people who are already unhappy that their garbage pickup is bi-weekly are not going to be persuaded to put their food waste in the green bin if this is also bi-weekly. In the fight to go green, this is a big step backwards. Sylvia Powell, Port Coquitlam

Monday, November 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC This is to notify you that the Council of the City of Port Coquitlam will be conducting a Public Input Opportunity for the following Development Variance Permit applications at Council’s regular meeting of Monday, November 28, 2011. The meeting will commence at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC. Development Variance Permit for 2443 GLENWOOD AVENUE Development Variance Permit No. DVP00013 will vary the regulations of Subdivision Servicing Bylaw, 1987, No. 2241 to allow for a reduced minimum lot width and frontage regulations at 2443 Glenwood Avenue. Development Variance Permit for 810 SHERLING AVENUE Development Variance Permit No. DVP00016 will vary the regulations of Sign Bylaw, 1992, No. 2638 to allow for increased sign height and area for two signs at 810 Sherling Avenue. If you wish to comment on the applications, you may write to the Corporate OfÀcer prior to the meeting, or attend the Council meeting, at which time you will be given an opportunity to be heard, or to present a written submission. Further information may be obtained from the Development Services Department at 604-927-5442. Susan Rauh, CMC Corporate OfÀcer 604-927-5421 corporateofÀce@portcoquitlam.ca

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The vast majority of people who offered their input on the Inlet Park redevelopment project want to see two turf fields at the site. Results of the Sept. 30 open house tallied by consultants R.F. Binnie in a feasibility report show 74% (216 respondents) in favour of Option C, which would feature two artificial turf fields and 104 parking stalls, along with an enhanced entrance at Klahanie Drive and Mur ray Street. The plan would also double the size of the site, to 26,840 sq. m. At $5.7 million, it’s also the priciest option presented to Port Moody residents. O p t i o n B , wh i c h wo u l d r e p l a c e t h e gravel field with turf to accommodate softball and soccer and offer 81 parking spots, increases the size to

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16,700 sq. m. About 22% (64 respondents) were in favour of that $3.8-million option. And just 10% (29 respondents) supported Option A, which expands the site to 15,000 sq. m to replace the gravel field with turf and add benches and a field house with 41 parking spots. That one costs $3.7 million. Another 4% opted for none of the three options. Most of the participants also wanted to see the work done soon — 90% (261 respondents) said they want Inlet Park redeveloped within one to two years and they support council considering the project in its budget. The Binnie report that went before PoMo council Tuesday, however, cautioned readers “not to draw too many conclusions” from the survey excerpts. A letter from Elaine Golds, president of the Burke Mountain Naturalists, included in the Binne report noted many people would read an advertisement for the Inlet Park expansion open

house and not realize it involved a proposed upgrade of sports facilities, nor that it could result in the removal of many mature trees. “T he g roups that play soccer are well organized and did an excellent job of informing their members,” she added. “Thus, we expect the vast majority of people submitting comments will be those re presenting the community of people who use playing fields.” At Tuesday’s council meeting Ralph Luongo, president of the Port Moody Soccer Club, said the feasibility study was five years in the making and represents “hundreds of hours” of work by city staff, the club and its members and input from residents. “The study confirms the Inlet Park facility is well past its prime and replacing it is possible and necessary,” he said. Inlet Park was built in 1980 and is now used by the Por t Moody Amateur Softball Association and the soccer club.

Council forwarded the feasibility report to the parks and recreation, environmental protection and community care committees for comment. In other Port Moody news:

DOG LICENCES Port Moody dog owners will likely be paying more to license their pooches starting next year. At Tuesday’s meeting, PoMo council approved first three readings of its fees bylaw, part of which calls for an up to 20% increase in the dog licence fee. Right now it costs $36 to license a spayed or neutered dog, $62 for a male or female and $220 for an aggressive dog. The increases are due to the Animal Control Services agreement with Coquitlam, which is expected to cost $69,000 next year. Also going up are the city’s utility rates, from $982 this year to $1,013 in 2012. The water rate will jump from $347 to $356 to fund an increased capital reserve con-

Traffic concerns City Centre residents Close to 150 people have signed petition By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Nearly 150 Coquitlam residents in two City Centre neighbourhoods concerned about traffic have submitted petitions to city hall. At last week’s engineering committee meeting, chair Coun. Brent Asmundson directed staff in the city’s engineering and public works department to review the petitions and report back to city council on possible changes. The first petition, which contains 96 names, calls for road safety upgrades in the area of David Avenue and Pipeline Road, north of Town Centre Park, due to speeding commuters and noise from gravel trucks. Among the measures the petitioners want are: a reduction in speed limits; more signs to indicate the speed limit; red-light cameras; and better enforcement by Coquitlam RCMP and city bylaw officers. In addition, the residents want the city to ban the use of truck engine brakes and to change truckers’ hours of operation from between 8

a.m. to 10 p.m. U n d e r t h e c i t y ’s street and traffic bylaw, truck movement is allowed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; however, the petitioners say these hours are not being adhered to. The second petition, which has 49 signatures, is from Packard Avenue residents who are worried about the safety of pedestrians crossing Johnson Street to get to and from Coquitlam Centre mall. They contend motorists speed out of the mall at its north and south intersections, putting pedestrians — especially seniors with canes and on walkers,

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Smaller utility fee hikes in Port Coquitlam By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Sewer and water rates are going up in Port Coquitlam but residents will not pay the large increases they saw in 2011. Water rates for an average single family home will increase by $19 (5.3%) while sewer rates will jump $9 (3.2%) for a total of $28, a number that is down from the $40 average increase billed last year. Townhouses will pay

an extra $17 for water and $7 for sewer services and apartments are expected to see an increase of $16 for water and $7 for sewer. As in past years, regional cost drivers, some of which are beyond the local municipality’s control, are pushing utility rates skyward. Metro Vancouver, which oversees the utilities, has a capital program estimated to total $2.3 billion over the next 10 years, meaning water and sewer rates

are not likely to decrease anytime soon. Much of that money will be used on projects such as the Seymour/Capilano filtration plant, a drinking water treatment project and a Port Mann Main Fraser River water crossing. Also, changes to provincial and federal water regulations require a $250 million upgrade to the Coquitlam Water Filtration Plan. However, none of the higher

levels of government have offered up money to help with the upgrades, a decision PoCo Mayor Greg Moore calls “downloading at its finest.” “Even though we have incredibly clean water, we still have to meet the new federal standards,” he said. “And we are getting zero money to pay for those upgrades.” Compared to other municipalities, PoCo’s utility rates are on the lower end. The average

single-family home paid $368 in 2011 compared to Burnaby ($459), Maple Ridge ($413) and Coquitlam ($384). Only Port Moody had a lower rate at $347. PoCo residents also pay one of the lower sewer rates in the north Fraser region, with the average home owner paying $280 in 2011. That compares with Bur naby ($455), Maple Ridge ($250), Coquitlam ($347) and Port Moody ($333). gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Maillardville input sought By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

T he much-needed redevelopment of Coquitlam’s Frenchspeaking enclave was a hot topic during the election race this month. Now, city staff want to hear directly from residents about how Maillardville — once home to the largest sawmill in the Commonwealth — should grow in the next 20 years and beyond. A public open house on the updated Maillardville Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave.) from 4 to 8 p.m., giving the public a chance to comment on proposed housing, transportation, parks and business needs for

the area where 10,000 people live. At the city’s first open house on the updated plan, held in June 2009, residents cited the community’s assets, in particular, Place des Arts and Maillardville’s history with Fraser Mills (about 20 years ago, there were about 185 heritage buildings; today, there are less than 30 buildings). H ow e ve r, a t t e n d ees also flagged the need to replace Place Maillardville, a community centre in Laval Square across from Our Lady of Lourdes church, and traffic woes on Brunette Avenue. Al Boire, president of the Maillardville Residents’ Association, said even though the transition has been slow, much has been done by the city in the past five years, including bylaws

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to the residents of Coquitlam for your continued support.”

Lou Sekora Councillor City of Coquitlam

Schedule of Meetings Monday, November 28, 2011 MEETING

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Land Use & Economic 1:00 pm Development Standing Committee Recreation, Sports & Culture Standing Committee

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Engineering, Utilities & Environment Standing Committee

Council Committee Room

*Immediately following adjournment of the Recreation, Sports & Culture Standing Committee Meeting

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Council Chambers

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Watch Live Broadcasts of Coquitlam Council Meetings or Archived Video from Meetings Previously Webcast The City of Coquitlam offers a video streaming service that makes its Regular Council Meetings and Public Hearings accessible through its website at www.coquitlam.ca/ webbroadcasts. Agendas for the Regular Council and Standing Committee Meetings will be available on the Council Agendas page of the City’s website by 5:00 pm on the Friday prior to the scheduled meetings.

to prohibit undesirable businesses and tax incentives to landlords wanting to spruce up their buildings; public art; beautification projects; plans to revamp Mackin Park; and a new King Edward Street overpass. As well, multi-family homes are popping up, with some developers salvaging heritage homes or materials. “There’s been some real change and that’s positive,” Boire said, but noted Maillardville is “a work in progress” with some eyesores still to be dealt with such as the Hell’s Angels’ clubhouse on Brunette. Bruce Irvine, Coquitlam’s manager

of community planning, said the city wants to create “an authentic character” to Maillardville with appropriate density and housing infill “and we want to do this with consultation, listening to the residents and key stakeholders and understanding where they are coming from.” The topic of Maillardville’s revitalization has gone back many years. In 2006, a report commissioned by Société MaillardvilleUni and funded by Industry Canada made a number of recommendations to attract Francophone/French businesses and tourists.

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CHRISTMAS GIVING: You can help wrestle hunger to the ground and give it a vicious elbow slam

‘If people want to give, give now’: Share By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

There are just a few weeks left to collect food for food hampers to be delivered to 1,800 families in the Tri-Cities in time for Christmas. Share Family and Community Services expects to provide food and toys to more than 2,200 children. To meet that need, its food bank will need 12,000 tins of canned fruit, canned fish and canned meat, 1,600 jars of peanut butter, 8,000 jars of tomato sauce and 8,000 packages of pasta plus hundreds of toys this year. “If people want to give, give now,” says Heather Scott, director of fund development for Share. Food that is collected in the next few weeks will help fill out hampers that have to last for three weeks instead of the usual two because the Tri-City food banks are closed Christmas week. But Scott said any food collected after the middle of December is still important because it goes to fill up the food bank shelves through to the summer. There are many ways

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Wrestlers with Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling are supporting Share’s Christmas hamper campaign with a special event Saturday at Port Coquitlam’s Hyde Creek rec centre. Helping to promote the event at the Share Family and Community Services food bank last week were wrestlers Azeem the Dream, Bishop, Chris V and Scotty Mac. Tickets to the match cost $12 for general admission and $15 for front-row seats, with $2 from each ticket going to Share. Fans are also encouraged to bring food or financial donations for Share and they could win prizes. The main event will be a tag-team match between Scotty Mac and Nick Price versus Jamie Diaz and Tony Baroni. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. bell time. to help. The following activities and events are a great way to enjoy the holidays while helping Tri-City families: • Until Dec. 22: Thrift-Opolis contest: Thrift-Opolis, an antiques and collectibles store in Port Coquitlam, is collecting food for Share’s Christmas hampers and challenging other businesses to do the same. Through Dec.

22, the store, located at D-2579 Lougheed Hwy. will give donors a chance to win a $150 store gift certificate for every item of food donated. To encourage giving more than once, there is no limit on the number of entries an individual can submit. • Nov. 26: Wrestling with Hunger: Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling Club in Port

Coquitlam will Wrestle with Hunger at Hyde Creek rec centre from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Grappling fans are encouraged to bring a food donation and ECCW will donate $2 from every ticket sold to the food bank. Tickets are $15 for the front row, $12 general admission and are available at eccw.com. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. • Nov. 28 to 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. • Dec. 2 to 24: Gift Wrap and Share Toy Tree at Coquitlam Centre: Drop by Coquitlam Centre during mall hours and have your gifts wrapped by donation at the Share Gift Wrap Booth located on the upper level between Aritzia and the Gap. that’s where you’ll also find the Share Toy Tree, where donations to Share’s Christmas programs are warmly received. 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. More than 200 runners will run from the mall around Lafarge Lake and back wearing red technical t-shirts and Santa hats they’ll receive 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 vehicles and participants are encouraged to bring a food or toy donation to fill the Honda. Register for this fun family run at runnersden.ca. • Dec. 2 to 17: Under the Christmas Tree: Table 23 comedy presents two Christmas improv shows at Second Storey Theatre in Port Coquitlam. They include a kids show (all ages), with Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17 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, rated PG for adults, runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.. from Dec. 2 to 17. A mix of improv comedy, music, videos and sketch, this show pokes fun at everything Christmas — from family gatherings to Santa’s Christmas day. Tickets are available at the door. Visit secondstoreytheatre.com for more information. • Dec. 10 and 17: West Coast Express Santa Trains, co-sponsored by

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The Tri-City News, will be running to take shoppers to Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. Rail riders should bring an unwrapped toy and ride for free. Watch the West Cost Express website for scheduled times: www.westcoastexpress. com. • Dec. 13: CKNW Food Bank Fill-up: Radio station CKNW will broadcast from Save-On Foods on Pinetree Way in Coquitlam from 3 to 7 p.m. Drop by Save-On with your food donation to help provide 1,800 Tri-City families with Christmas hampers. • Dec. 17: Holiday Train Winter Festival: The annual CP Rail Holiday Train rolls in to Queen Street Plaza in Port Moody with John Valdy and Tracey Brown, two popular Canadian singers, to entertain. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with hot chocolate and chilli available by donation, plus carolers, an enormous bonfire and more. The Holiday Train will make its appearance at 5:45 p.m., so revellers are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the fun. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com


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CHRISTMAS GIVING: Builders and others are collecting

Give a kid a warm coat Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) has launched its 16th annual Coats for Kids campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, a group whose outreach helps to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need. In addition to the GVHBA office, 29 member companies at 45 locations in 13 municipalities will serve as coat drop-off sites between Nov. 21 and Dec. 9 — as will The Tri-City News and its Black Press sister newspapers in the Lower Mainland. Among the Tri-City drop-off spots is a local retail institution, PoCo B u i l d i n g S u p p l i e s. Each year for the past five years, the store has collected more than 300 items for the needy. Items can be dropped off at the main entrance at 2650 Mary Hill Rd. Drop-off locations for Coats for Kids Campaign in the TriCities include:

• Gauvin 2000 Construction Ltd., 200, 1140 Austin Ave., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; • Morningstar Homes Ltd., second floor, 946 Brunette Ave., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Tri-City News Friday, November 25, 2011, A25 An oil tanker cruises in the waters of Burrard Inlet beneath the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver. The Wilderness Committee is sending text messages about tankers that are in the inlet to load up with crude oil that flows through the region in Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline to Burnaby.

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Opponents of crude oil exports through Metro Vancouver hope to shine a spotlight on the issue with a new service that beams out text alerts when tankers dock here. Ben West, a campaigner with the Wilderness Committee, said the aim is to inform more people who often don’t know up to 70 tankers a year enter Burrard Inlet to load up with crude that flows through the region in Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. “Our goal at the moment is just to raise awareness,” he said, adding no specific protests are planned. Anyone can subscribe to text message alerts on their cellphone with details on tankers as they dock at the Kinder Morgan pipeline terminal in north Burnaby, or they can follow @ Bur rardInletOil on Twitter. West is among the environmentalists who hope to block Kinder Morgan’s tentative proposal to more than double the capacity of its pipeline to 700,000 barrels per day.

“All Kinder Morgan is doing is expanding to turn us into a tar sands shipping port,” West said. Company of ficials note the pipeline also delivers most of the gasoline used in the Lower Mainland. But West argues any increased capacity is strictly about its ability to export. “It’s all about profits for Kinder Morgan and not what’s in the best interest of people in B.C.” Kinder Morgan hasn’t yet formally proposed the $4-billion pipeline twinning but is testing the appetite of customers for more capacity. For activists like West, the issue is not just about a potential threat to local waters from oil spills but whether tar sands oil – which has a heavier carbon footprint because it requires more energy to extract – is used at all. “Ultimately my goal is to make Canada play a responsible role in the world on climate change.” West expects the U.S. g ove r n m e n t ’s d e c i sion to delay approval of rival Trans Canada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline to Texas will be

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Fill up on holiday cheer this weekend

Christmas is coming Compiled by Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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hristmas arrives exactly one month from now — are you ready? Not to worry, with so many fairs and events going on, you can cross everything off your holiday to-do list this weekend.

Friday, Nov. 25

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CHRISTMAS MARKET Scoop up some great gifts, grab some treats and you may even win a prize at the Eagle Ridge Manor (475 Guildford Way) Christmas marketplace today and tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be sewing, baking, a silent auction, a raffle for a $500 entertaining basket, psychic readings and neck/head massages. Funds raised go to the recreational therapy department.

The Tri-Cities Baker’s Community Market returns with plenty of sweet treats, samples and free parking. Stock up on Christmas baking so you have one less thing to do during the holidays, and do bring three nonperishable items for the Share food bank to help out those in need (and a chance to win a basket of baked goods). The market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Visit tricitiesmarket.blogspot.com.

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Reporter and author Mike McCardell will be at the Port Coquitlam Costco (2370 Ottawa St.) from 2 to 4 p.m. signing copies of his latest book, Here’s Mike: And Junkyard Granny, Whistling Bernie Smith, the Robertson Screwdriver, Pancakes and Eternal Truth. Until Feb. 29, 2012, partial proceeds from each sale of Here’s Mikee will be donated to Variety - The Children’s Charity. McCardell’s books have raised $75,000 for variety.

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LIGHT THE HALL Celebrate the arrival of winter with live music, food, fire juggling, ice carving and arts activities at Light the Hall at Coquitlam city hall from 3 to 7 p.m. Meet the Snow King and Queen, Maillardville Puppets and par-

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The Leigh Square Community Arts Village hosts a Winter Artisans Fair this weekend, where there will be affordable arts, crafts and live entertainment. Some of the artwork available includes photography by Manfred Kraus (top) and Tracy Riddell (above). ticipate in the Magical Mystery Tour. Bobs and Lolo play at 3:30 p.m. and all activities are free. Visit www.coquitlam.ca for more information.

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COQUITLAM • LawMatters: This free community legal information forum runs Friday, Dec. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Poirier branch. Its purpose is to create an opportunity for local community groups to meet and share their knowledge and ideas about legal information services in their community. The LawMatters community legal information forums are an initiative of the LawMatters program of Courthouse Libraries BC, and are funded by the Law Foundation of BC. • National Film Board matinee: On Thursday, Dec. 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Poirier branch, you can watch Prosecutorr (95 minutes), a fascinating film with extraordinary inside access follows the first trials of the newly

formed International Criminal Court. • Play and Learn events at Coquitlam Centre: Play and Learn storytimes for parents and children take place the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the mall, near the Toy Jungle, in front of London Drugs. No registration is required for these free programs — just drop-in. 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 • Family Christmas special — all ages: Celebrate the season with a night of festive family fun on Dec. 7 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Enjoy stories, sing carols, make an ornament and help decorate the library Christmas tree. Seasonal goodies will be served. • Saturday storytime — all ages: Add some fun to Saturday as Terry Fox Library is offering families with young children free storytimes on the third Saturday

of each month. Visit the library and enjoy stories, fingerplays and songs that entertain and delight kids of all ages. The next storytime is on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 to 11:30 am. 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 604-927-7999.

PORT MOODY • Kids’ book club sets: Kids can start their very own reading club using the library’s children’s book club sets. These kits contain five copies of a great children’s book along with a handy resource manual featuring questions and activity guides. Books range from picture books for pre-schoolers (perfect for parent meet-ups) up to teen bestsellers. Some kits are available in French. Anyone can borrow a kit, including parents, kids, educators, and community groups. • Kobo e-readers: Explore the world of e-books by borrowing one of the library’s ten Kobo Touch devices. Get some hands-on practice with the technology and learn how to

download free e-books from the library. Each Kobo comes pre-loaded with 85 classic titles and thousands of additional e-books are available for borrowing through the library website. Place a hold on a Kobo through the library catalogue at library.portmoody.ca. • Pre-school storytime drop-in: Parents, caregivers and preschoolers can join a half-hour storytime on Thursdays at 10 a.m. This busy learning program features interactive stories, songs and lots of fun. Librarians use rhymes and games to help build vocabulary and language skills, and adults can take home a weekly list of recommended books. The program runs until Thursday, Dec. 8, then starts again on Jan. 12. For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

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A Coquitlam resident studying at Vancouver Community College is among six B.C. students who made it to the Top 25 in the annual TELIO Canada’s emerging designers contest. Darya Ahmadi (whose shortlisted sketch is at left) will present her creation in February during Montreal Fashion Week. The winner will be announced Feb. 9. Now in its seventh year, the competition offers scholarships to young designers. IMAGE SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED

Members of the Tri-City Predators’ novice hockey team recently netted canned goods, cake and Kraft dinner for the Share Family and Community Services’ food bank in the Tri-Cities. Spokesperson Jody Moss said the girls donated 62 pounds of non-perishable items Tuesday morning, which was collected during a team-bonding party.

TOY DRIVE TIME Coquitlam RCMP dispatchers launched their third annual 911 We Care Toy Drive this month in partnership with Share, the cities of Coquitlam and Port Moody, and RCMP community police stations. Since the program started two years ago, thousands of gifts have been collected for Tri-City families in need with children aged 0 to 17. “It warms my heart to see the smiles on those cute little faces when they open up their gifts. My colleagues and I need more help from the communities to bring joy for more children this year,” said Gail Conrod, Coquitlam RCMP’s dispatch supervisor, in a news release. To drop off new, unwrapped toys by Dec. 12, visit the Coquitlam RCMP detachment or local community police stations. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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TREE ART Coquitlam’s Anna Xin, 11, and Jane Katili, 12, were named runnersup in their age category for an art contest hosted by the Association of BC Forest Professionals and the Truck Loggers Association. More than 870 children took part in the competition,

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• Al-Anon Family Group Serenity Saturday open meeting, noon, Como Lake United Church (room 203), 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-6881716.

• Trinity United and St. Catherine’s Anglican churches are hosting Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo; baking table, gourmet table, silent auction, luncheon and much more. • 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.

• Riverview Preservation Society meeting, 1:15-3 p.m., Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. • Community CPR Day, for people 14 years and older to learn CPR Level A (adult) and B (child, infant, adult), St. John Ambulance, 2338 Clarke St., Port Moody; classes begin at 8:30 a.m., morning and afternoon classes available. Registration required, call 604-931-3426.

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welcome at Share Family and Community Services’ Mountain View Family Resource Centre, 699 Robinson St., Coquitlam (corner of Smith Avenue and Robinson Street). Info: Gina, 604-937-6970. • Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors’ concerns. Seniors’ organizations and others interested in joining, call Ernie, 604-576-9734, or email tsn@shaw.ca. • Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Dogwood Pavilion and entertain as seniors’ homes weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 604-941-2375. • The Alzheimer Society of BC has two active support groups in the Tri-Cities. One meets on the second Wednesday of each month, the

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continued from page A34 • New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games (5 cents per card). New players welcome. Info: Catherine, 604-937-7537. • New Age Seniors meet the first Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m., McDonald-Cartier Room, Poirier community centre, 620 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Roy, 604-939-0303. • Caregiver support group meets second and fourth Friday of each month, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: 604933-6098. • Monthly seniors luncheon with Jewish entertainment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Coquitlam. Info: 604-5527221 or info@burquest.org. • ABCs of Fraud, a consumer fraud prevention program for seniors, by seniors, gives free onehour presentations to seniors groups of 10 or more. Info: 604-437-1940 or ceas@telus.net. • Honeycombs, a group of people over 50 who entertain with song,

WHO ARE THEY? HELPERS • WHO (Women Helping Others), for women who are on their own, meets Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam (behind city hall). Info: Kay, 604-4695815. dance and skits, meets Thursdays, 1 p.m., at Wilson Centre, PoCo. Performers plus prop, sound and stage hands needed. Info or show bookings: Frances, 604941-1745. • PoCo Stroke Recovery Branch would like to welcome new members; meetings are held Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Wilson Centre, PoCo. There is opportunity for speech maintenance, meeting others that have gone through the similar situation and light exercises or bocce. Info: Deanna, 604-942-2334. • Old Age Pensioners Organization is holds its monthly general meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the Wilson Centre at 1 p.m. Info: Ken Heys, 604-942-1440.

ing 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 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:

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the impact of abuse, selfesteem, communication, listening skills and more, including ideas suggested by participants For more information or registration, call 604-941-6311. • 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: 604941-7111. • 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 604-4615848. • 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: ldafraser-

north@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 new volunteers. Info: www. girlguides.ca or call 1-800565-8111. • Kiddies Korner Preschool still has spaces available. Info: 604-941-

4919 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. see page g A36 36

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VOLUNTEERS • 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. • 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. • Mackin House Museum is seeking volunteers for its Bridging Generations project. Local seniors are needed to share their experience and knowledge of traditional arts, crafts, customs and culinary methods with children, youth and new Canadians, among others. If you have a skill to share (e.g., knitting, woodworking, painting, baking) or knowledge to pass down (e.g., history of the railroad or the Coquitlam community), you’re needed. Time commitment is 2–4 hours and is for one session; date/time are flexible and all project supplies will be provided. Info: Gail, 604-516-6151. • PoCoMo Meals on Wheels needs drivers on an ongoing basis. Meals are delivered over the noon hour and training is provided. Info: 604-9427506. • Scouts francophones is looking for volunteers to be youth leaders (who can fulfill practicum hours, too). Info: 604-936-3624. • 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 reimbursed for costs. More drivers are needed for Meals on Wheels (3 hours once a week). Volunteers also needed for reception Wednesdays and Fridays

SUCCESS HELP FOR IMMIGRANTS • 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 604430-4199, or yumiko.king@success.bc.ca. 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 the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, call 604-4693128. • 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 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, 604-873-4525 Ext. 301 or

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM: email: newsroom@tricitynews.com 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.

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. • Al-Anon meets Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-6881716. • TOPS chapters meet weekly at numerous Tri-City locations. For in-

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Glen Pine holds Christmas dinner Celebrate the holidays and invite your family and friends as Glen Pine hosts a Christmas dinner on Dec. 9 (Friday) between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimming and the Mixed Bag will be there to

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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.

no drop-ins please. To register call 604933-6166 or drop by Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). • Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop p — Wednesday, y Nov. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Centre Bel Âge (also located at Place Maillardville). This event is open to the whole family. HEROS is a community initiative aimed at providing emergency preparedness training opportunities to the residents of Coquitlam. We require a minimum of 15 registrants to run this program. No drop-ins please. To register call 604-933-6166 or drop by Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). • Breakfast with Santa will be held once again on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville. Join Santa for pancakes and sausages and enjoy carols, crafts and games at this bilingual event. Food will be prepared and served by Maillardville Lions. To register call 604-933-6166 or drop by Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). Tickets cost $15 for families, $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for the Public Hearing items – please register by telephone at 604-927-3010. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. 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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Place Maillardville is offering a strong line up of activities this November, including: • Free family drop-in on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, thanks to the generous support of the United Way of the Lower Mainland. • Free Baby’s First Year on Fridays from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. This is a great opportunity for parents and guardians of children in their first year of life to learn from guest speakers and to enjoy support, conversation and validation in a comfortable and relaxed environment. • A free Lantern Workshop will be held Sunday, Nov. 27 between 1 and 3 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville. The organization is once again partnering with Place des Arts to offer patrons this free activity to create there own lantern with guest artist Liz Summerfield. The lanterns will be used in a special ceremony — Light Up The Square, A Lantern Affair — Saturday Dec. 3 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the main hall of Place Des Arts. This is a registered program —

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Reference No. 09 004987 RZ Bylaw No. 4255, 2011 Addresses: 3467, 3471, 3473 and 3475 Victoria Drive 125

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mm! Nothing smells as wonderful for the Christmas season as fresh greens inside our homes. It’s good to see a trend towards more traditional Christmas decorating. There are all types of fresh greens you can enjoy indoors, but I always look for two qualities: how long they will stand up under dry conditions and are they fragrant. For both longevity and fragrance, it is hard to beat pine. All pine varieties have a wonderful scent, but one of the most attractive is Pinus strobus or white pine. Its soft blue needles look so graceful, and they can be used in a variety of situations, particularly to accent fresh flowers and centrepieces. Usually sold as single branches for swags, lodgepole and scotch pine are also very resilient. The long-needled Pinus ponderosa is also attractive, especially when branch tips are cut and placed in a large vase. The best use of these branches, however, is for door swags. With their naturally curved tips and large cones, they look perfect when combined with a big red velvet bow and a few shiny baubles and Christmas novelties.

True fir or the abies family is my second choice for indoor greens. Silver balsam and noble fir are very good when it comes to retaining needles and when you brush your hand against their boughs, the fragrance puts you back in the forest. I particularly like the silver underside of their needles. The flat nature of their branches makes these greens ideal for swags or for advent and traditional wreaths. Blue spruce is the ultimate picea, and its branches make beautiful door swags as well. The needles on spruce, however, do not last as long as abies or pine, and they are sharp, making them somewhat more difficult to work with. Douglas fir, named after Alexander Douglas, a British botanist who collected specimens of West Coast trees and took them back to Britain, is neither a spruce nor a fir - that’s why they are classified as ‘pseudo tsuga menziesii’. They have a delightful fragrance and make beautiful looking Christmas trees, but unfortunately, their branches dry out far too quickly to make them an ideal green for indoor use. Hemlocks are much the same: lovely, but difficult both for drying out and for needle drop. Cedar is an old-time favourite for many reasons, but I’m afraid it also has a shorter lifespan indoors. If you can keep it in a cool room or use it outside the home, its pendulous branches are useful in swags, wreaths and most importantly, in cedar ropes.

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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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Technology allows you to see a full-scale image of your chosen floorplan

In-Real-Theatre a new way to buy a home Buying a new home before construction is complete can be stressful, since it can be hard to picture the finished floorplan. You’ll never need to worry about that at The 258, a new high-rise development in New Westminster. With the help of Pilothouse Marketing, The 258 is using In-Real-Theatre technology to allow purchasers to walk around a full-scale virtual floorplan of their new home. “We’ve actually had people sitting in the ‘bathtub,’” laughs Bill Morrison, president of Pilothouse Marketing. In-Real-Theatre is controlled by computers, a server and 16 projectors that combine to project a full-size floorplan onto the floor. Potential buyers choose the floorplan they’d like to see on a touch screen. The projectors then beam the images onto the floor, while

large screens around the room show you the view that you’ll get from every angle. “This is a pretty phenomenal way to do things,” Morrison says. “This could revolutionize how people buy a home.” Seeing your home isn’t all you can do in the theatre however. You can also experience the sounds and smells of the neighbourhood, with the help of fragrance atomizers in the room. “We knew we had to come up with something strong,” Morrison says. “We have to put people in the brochure instead of handing them the brochure.” The 258 will be opening for sale on Nov. 26 by appointment only, and Morrison says the response so far has been tremendous. “I am very confident it will sell out,” he says. “There is a lot of built-up anticipation.”

‘It looks like Pleasantville’

Amberleigh a gem on Burke Mountain by Kerry Vital

Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain community is welcoming its newest addition, Amberleigh by Morningstar Homes. Building on its reputation from past communities such as Avondale and Belmont, the response has already been amazing, says Morningstar Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Deborah Calahan. “There has been a phenomenal turnout,” Calahan says. “It was greater than we anticipated.” Released for sale on Nov. 12, the first phase of 14 homes was sold out in a matter of hours. The second set was released last weekend, and those are also completely sold out, Calahan says. More homes are to be released this weekend. She says that the brand awareness that Morningstar has built has definitely contributed to the popularity of its new homes. Their reputation for high-quality finishings is well-known, as well as their mandate to deliver homes on time and on budget. “Our motto is to make home-buying easy,” she says, and that is continuing with Amberleigh. “We want to make (the experience) as simple as possible,” she says. “There’s something here for everyone.” The homes at Amberleigh are truly spectacular, both inside and out. Curb appeal is a big part of the real estate picture, and Amberleigh has it in spades with its detached rear garages and stunning architecture. Inside, luxurious finishings such as window seats in the master bedroom,

Our motto is to make home-buying easy,” says Deborah Calahan, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Morningstar Homes.

plenty of space to work, eat or play. But it’s not only the little details that make Amberleigh a fantastic home. Large secondary bedrooms, great room-style layouts and the option of a finished basement are just some of the amazing things that you will find. The homes range from 3,096 to 3,238 square feet, in three different floorplans, and buyers are able to choose between four designer-inspired colour schemes, so you are easily able

to make your home your own. The community is just as wonderful. “It looks like Pleasantville,” Calahan says. “It’s very family friendly.” Located just minutes from Lougheed Highway, everything that you could possibly need is close by, including schools, shopping, restaurants and leisure activities. Homes start at $649,900. For more information visit www.mstarhomes. com or call 604-464-4440.

seamless glass shower stalls in the spa-inspired ensuite, glass-panelled staircases and a linear fireplace in the great room combine for a development that is tops in its class. “These are details that you usually see in hotels,” Calahan says. “They make the home feel so rich.” Gourmet kitchens feature granite islands and countertops, and each home is built with a family-friendly design, so groups of all sizes have

Submitted photos

Amberleigh at Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain is family-friendly and luxurious, all at the same time. With spa-inspired master bathrooms, left, and a great room-style layout, top, homeowners will find a little piece of paradise.


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Got gas? Play it safe at home With cold weather here, FortisBC is encouraging customers to get their homes ready for a safe and comfortable winter season. “As we look to the cooler months ahead, there are many simple steps that homeowners can take to help keep their home warm and safe this winter,” FortisBC’s Tom Loski, vice-president of customer service, said in a press release. “As an example, it’s important to have your home’s heating system serviced annually by a licensed contractor to help make sure it operates as safely and efficiently as possible.” The company advises its customers to have their natural gas appliances and furnaces serviced. For homes that have natural gas furnaces, fireplaces and appliances, it is important to have a licensed gas contractor registered with the BC Safety Authority inspect and service all natural gas appliances on an annual basis to keep them operating in a safe and efficient manner. Make sure the contractor locates and inspects the gas piping from the meter to the appliance to confirm that it is functioning safely and free of any corrosion

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distinct rotten egg or sulphur-like odour of natural gas, leave the area immediately and call the FortisBC 24hour emergency line at 1-800-663-9911 or 911. • Keep your meter clear of ice and snow. For natural gas meters, remove any built-up snow by hand until the regulator and shut-off valve are clear to help avoid pipe breakages, leaks and interruptions of gas service. And if

ice builds up on your gas meter, call FortisBC at 1-888-224-2710. • Ke e p k i d s s a f e around a gas fireplace. Consider installing an adjustable safety gate or screen and a fire-resistant hearth guard to better protect young children around a gas fireplace. A safety screen would ensure children do not touch the glass panels of a natural gas fireplace. Visit your local hearth products retailer to find a safety screen that’s right for your home. In addition to regular appliance inspection and maintenance, there are many ways customers can lower their energy costs while also staying safe. For a limited time, LiveSmart BC and the Government of Canada ecoENERGY RetrofitHomesProgram provide rebates to homeowners who upgrade their home under the direction of a certified energy advisor. Rebates are subject to availability and can change at any time. More infor mation is available in the Offers section on fortisbc.com/ LiveSmartBC. • For more tips and information on natural gas safety and energy conservation, visit fortisbc.com.

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Experience Bethlehem Walk An ongoing Live Nativity Presentation performed by the children of Hope Lutheran Christian School with live farm animals!

Fun for the whole family! Drop by anytime between 6:30pm & 8:30pm Wed. Dec. 14TH & Thurs. Dec. 15TH

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Saturday, November 26th 10am - 2pm

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Director: Justin Maller; Pianist, Lorna Yeates; Presents:

Sing with Joy ...a collection of seasonal classics selected by Chorale Members

Sat., Dec. 3 - 7:30pm Sun., Dec. 4 - 2:00pm Evergreen Cultural Centre 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

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Proceeds to Job’s Daughters International

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Backstage Youth Performers Society presents

31st Annual

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale

Poirier Community Centre • 624 Poirier Street Friday December 2 - 5pm-9pm Saturday December 3 - 10am-4pm Sunday December 4 - 11am-4pm 120 crafters selling glassware, ceramics, jewellery, photography, sewing, skincare and much more!

Admission $2 www.coquitlamcrafts.com

Alice in a Winter

Wonderland A holiday musical following Alice’s adventures on Christmas Eve!

Sunday, Nov 27th at 2:00 & 6:30pm Thursday, Dec 1st at 6:30pm Friday, Dec 2nd at 1: 00 (school show) & 6:30pm Performance will be at the Terry Fox Theatre Tickets available at www.terryfoxtheatre.com

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Katie Zinn of Coquitlam races up ice in a game with Ohio’s Gilmour Academy. Zinn, who turned 18 Tuesday, recently signed a letter of intent to attend famed Penn State University.

Rapids on fire Po r t C o q u i t l a m ’s Riverside Rapids rolled to their third straight Fraser Valley AAAA senior girls high school volleyball crown last weekend. Keyed by tournament MVP Mallory Sall, the Rapids won three playoff matches in straight g ames, culminating with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 triumph over the Port Moody Heritage Woods Kodiaks in the final. In the semifinals, the Rapids handled the South Delta Sun Devils 25-17, 25-18, 25-19 after sweeping Cloverdale’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers 25-15, 25-16,

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25-18 in the quarter-finals. As well, the Rapids’ Megan Rosenlund and Katie Woo were chosen to the tournament allstar squad. Meanwhile, Riverside girls clinched the Grade 9 junior and senior district championships in the past few weeks, said Bryan Gee.

he name’s Zinn, as in win. That’s exactly what Coquitlam’s Katie Zinn did recently, when s h e scored an N C A A D i v. 1 women’s hockey scholarship to f a m e d KATIE ZINN P e n n State University. A former Centennial secondary school student, Zinn transferred t o O h i o ’s G i l m o u r Academy her senior year to pursue a puck career that began with the Tri-City Predators minor female organization and took her to the Junior women’s Pacific Steelers, where she hooked up with a friend from Bellingham, Wash., who told her about Gilmour. Last season, Zinn far and away led the Gilmour Lancers in scoring with 23 points in 27 games. After entertaining more than 10 offers from NCAA Div. 3 schools, Zinn jumped at the chance to sign with the Penn State Nittany Lions, who are making the step up to the Div. 1 women’s hockey ranks next fall. “That’s a big reason why I committed to them,” Zinn, who turned 18 Tuesday, said on Wednesday. “I wanted to play at the best level possible. I think my strengths are speed and play-making. I’m not that big of a goal scorer so I’m working on that.” Attending Gilmour helped her mature as a player and a person. “It really opened my eyes being over there.”

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RICHARD COULTER, the goalkeeper of the Under 14 Rockets, has contributed immensely to his team’s success during the first part of the season. His outstanding play, his positive attitude, his aggressive nature, and his remarkable leadership have been the main reasons the Rockets have been so successful this season. Richard’s dedication and commitment to the team have been exemplified on numerous occasions, particularly when he broke a finger while playing in goal, but came back and scored a goal while playing midfield during the next game! For his excellent performances during the first part of the season, RICHARD COULTER has been selected as Coquitlam Metro-Ford Male Player of the Week!

The Under 16 Threat, playing in the MSL League, defeated a very strong North Shore team—by a clear-cut 3-0 margin—this past weekend. Midfielder NICOLE SHANKS played a vital role in her team’s victory as she worked tirelessly throughout the entire contest. She capped off a brilliant individual performance by scoring a magnificent goal as she blasted the ball into the net on a full volley after having timed her run to perfection. The all-important victory allows the Threat to climb into third place and remain in contention for the league title. As a result of her outstanding performance this past weekend, NICOLE SHANKS has been chosen as Coquitlam Metro-Ford Female Player of the Week.

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Big weekend for Major Midget trio Coquitlam’s Adam Rockwood and Jace Hennig of Port Moody bagged four points apiece as the Vancouver North East Chiefs posted a win and a

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Synergy doubles Dasmesh Coquitlam MetroFord Synergy overcame an early 1-0 deficit to double Dasmesh United 4-2 in a Metro Women’s Soccer League Under21 Gold game Sunday at Vancouver’s South Memorial Park. Trailing 1-0 after five minutes, Synergy fought back to take a 2-1 lead at halftime on goals by Jordan Kennedy and Ali Trenter. Synergy continued to pour it on in the second frame, when Michelle Francis and Andrea Saavedra both struck net to boost CMF’s margin to 4-1. Dasmesh replied with a late goal to close out the scoring. Centrebacks Marla McIlveen and Hilary Ferguson were defensive standouts for firstplace Synergy.

NITRO SPILLED Port Moody Nitro were dumped 4-1 by the first-place North Shore Adrenalin in a girls Under-17 Gold soccer battle Sunday. Brianne Wager netted the lone marker for Nitro, whose win-tieloss mark slipped to 2-2-6. Kassi Coupal and Rebecca Tingling were solid in defeat.

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BCHL 50 in Coq. Coquitlam Express will be front and centre Friday as part of the B.C. Hockey League’s 50th anniversary celebration. The Jr. ‘A’ Express will host the Langley River men in the first game of a home-andhome series, with all 16 BCHL teams taking part in their home venues. The contest goes at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex, 7 p.m. KidSport, the charity for needy sport-playing youth selected by the league as the primary beneficiary, will receive proceeds from various

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PoCo Pirates goalie Stewart Barnetson makes a dazzling glove save Sunday in a Midget minor hockey game at PoCo Rec Centre. The Midget C6 Pirates beat their C3 club rivals, 2-1.

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THE REPORT Fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes is slow to fair. Try a slow

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auctions and raffles being held at the various rinks. “Our team marketers and sales people have really embraced this challenge and come up with some great ideas to promote their teams and the history of their franchises and the league,” said BCHL communications director Brent Mutis. “I’m impressed with the initiative shown by our teams and hope fans get on board with the festivities, too.” For more information, visit www. bchl.ca.

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The Coquitlam Foundation Annual Financial Report July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 Assets at year’s end: $1,821,000 Investment earnings rate: 8% Scholarships, bursaries and grants distributed: $58,319

Classes start January 2012 at our Coquitlam Campus. Attend an info session this month and find out more: douglascollege.ca/info For more details see douglascollege.ca/teachenglish or email TESLinfo@douglascollege.ca

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Everyone Welcome Food donations to the Christmas Hamper gratefully accepted The Dogwood Songsters is an activity of Dogwood Pavilion Coquitlam’s Over 50’s Club. The Dogwood Songsters entertain at Care Homes every week, September through May, in the Tri-Cities and New Westminster


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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES OPEN YOUR HEART OPEN YOUR HOME Adults w/ physical & mental disabilities face housing issues even greater than the average person. Thompson Community Services’ mission is to help meet those needs. For more than 20 years, Thompson has met the housing and personal needs of people with a range of disabilities. Now we’re hoping we can find individuals in the TriCities and Richmond areas, who can help us continue that tradition of services. Our clients have a variety of needs, but most simply need a home where people will care about them.

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Westcoast Moulding & Millwork Surrey, a building product supplier has a Full - Time opportunity for an experienced Stair Builder & Parts Craftsman. Must have previous experience reading Blue Prints and CAD drawings, ability to build straight and curved spiral stair & experience w/ on site measuring and installation of prefabricated stair types. Positive attitude, dedication & willingness to learn rewarded with: • Advancement Opportunities • Excellent Remuneration Package Commensurate w/ Experience • Full Benefits & • THE BEST WORK ENVIRO.

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They require supervision and need the support and stability that comes from living in a home. What they really need is someone to care, just as Thompson Community Services has cared. We are seeking female caregivers, who have extensive experience and knowledge around supporting individuals with mental health conditions. If you have extra room in your home & want to take on one of the most rewarding challenges you’ll ever face, we’ll be happy to give you more information. Please send your resume to Attn.: Liz MacDonald at: Thompson Community Services Fax: 604-589-9512 E-mail: lmacdonald@tcsinfo.ca Website: www.thompson communityservices.com

Please Fax resume: 604-513-1194 or E-mail: jobs@westcoastmoulding.com TransX hiring O/OPS BC-AB Excellent Rates + Lease Program PH: 1 877-914-0001

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Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

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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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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

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CARPET CLEANING TECHNICIANS Full Time Carpet Cleaning Technician required. Must have valid BC Driver’s Licence with good driving record. Must be fluent in English. No experience required. All training & equipment provided. Starting wage at $15.00 per hour. Fax resume to: 604-873-3496 email: pointthree@telus.net

HELP WANTED DRIVER with VAN

Needed to deliver bundles of newspapers in Coquitlam area. P/t day shift Wed & Fri. Must have reliable van. Vulnerable Sector check required. Phone 604-472-3040

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HIGH VOLTAGE!

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

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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HELP WANTED

ADULT CARRIER

With reliable car required to deliver The TriCity News door-to-door to households in the Tri-City area Wednesday & Friday.

Call Kim @ 604-472-3042 or Phill @ 604-472-3041 A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect Calling All Sports Minded Individuals!!!

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COOK; F/T cook (Japanese) position at Kisoya ($17/hr) Req. 3+ yr exp., grad of high., Korean is asset. (will handle fish+ seafood, make sushi+rolls, plan menu) resume: kisoyasushi@hotmail.com or 1475 Prairie Ave Port Coquitlam V3B 1T3

9027 1206-1275 Confederation Dr 810-863 McLennan Crt 8166 2218-2304 Kugler Ave 2217-2299 Lorraine Ave 365-387 Mundy St

F/T Cook - JJ Music Box & Restaurant. (Coq) $17/h, 3-5 yrs of exp., highschool grad. Tel. 604-468-8934

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See Manager at: McDonald’s Restaurants 531 Clarke Road, Coquitlam 3033 St. Johns St, Port Moody or email: mcd12135@msn.com WENDY’S IS HIRING CREW for all positions, Mon-Sun, 7am-3am shifts Apply within: 1525 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam. No calls please.

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Construction co. is looking for an outgoing, pleasant mannered person to assist in our busy office Monday to Friday. Applicant should be a self-motivated, quick learner with attention to detail & able to work w/ little supervision. Duties to include reception and data entry.

Please reply by e-mail or fax: ggonzales@qualico.com Fax# 778-571-2112

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Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach

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MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909

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WE NEED YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

Westcoast Moulding & Millwork, a building product supplier in Surrey has F/Time opportunities for experienced Sales Reps. Any previous sales experience is okay - we’ll teach you the ropes!! If you’re positive and energetic & looking for a long-term career in a progressive & dynamic company we want you! (Punjabi and / or Hindi also considered asset.) Excellent Remuneration Package Commensurate w/ Experience, Full Benefits & THE BEST WORK ENVIRO.

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If you have what it takes? Please e-mail resume to: jobs@westcoastmoulding.com or fax: 604-513-1194

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

TRADES, TECHNICAL

ABBY STEEL Fab Shop looking for exp. misc. metals installer/welder. Resumes to: info@cliron.com. ACE CONSTRUCTION IS HIRING POWERLINE TECHNICIANS AND INDENTURED APPRENTICES FOR ALBERTA Email schiebel@cana.ca Fax 403-253-6190 www.aceconstruction.ca

9208 754-866 Alder Pl 3572-3591 Hamilton St 788-825 Inverness Pl 3500-3595 Inverness St 768-854 Patricia Ave (even) 3571-3591 St Thomas St

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

OTHER ROUTES NOT LISTED MAY BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL TO ENQUIRE. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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Required for Hazelmere Roofing Company. Full-Time opportunity available. Must have own vehicle. Excellent Wages! Start Now! Andy 604.808.1655 E-mail : hazelmereroofing@shaw.ca

CABINET MAKER

HELP WANTED

MAIDS R’ US The Best Cleaners around GUARANTEED! Best rates, exp’d staff, 27 yrs. exp. Refs. Wkly/bi-mnthly. Guaranteed, perfect work. Any package. Res/Comm. Give us a call

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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Radiance Day Spa Tel:604-936-6828 K-435 North Road Coquitlam

Experienced or Apprentice required for custom millwork shop in Poco. Call 604-941-1588 or Fax. 604-941-1538

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CLEANING SPECIAL $25/hour minimum 2hrs. Price includes cleaning supplies. Also laminate flooring and paint specials. Free estimates. A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539 European Lady with 17 years exp. *Cleaning *After Moving Cleaning *Houses *Offices *Laundry *Dishes *Etc.Refs. 604-575-3622, 825-1289

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HELP WANTED

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

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HELP WANTED

PD Process Technician, Fitter / Fabricator Westwinn Group, manufacturer of King¿sher/Harbercraft aluminum ¿shing boats in Vernon, BC requires PD Process Technician, Fitter / Fabricator. The successful candidate will be responsible for fabrication of prototype boat hulls. This includes • Fit/weld prototype boat hulls; design/fabricate parts where required. • Design/fabrication of jigs or ¿xtures to improve productivity/quality. • Develop build procedures to train production staff. • Document changes to cut parts Speci¿c Abilities: • Excellent aluminum welding skills with MIG and or TIG • Experienced with use and design of production ¿xtures • Strong understanding of repetitive manufacturing procedures • Proven mechanical knowledge/experience with metal fabrication machines and tools • Proven knowledge of materials, alloys and structural shapes • Proven time and priority management • Ability to estimate labour requirements and develop standard times for production. Background or quali¿cations • Minimum 5 years experience in repetitive metal manufacturing • Journeyman ticket in related trade • Supervisory or lead hand experience • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skill. This position is 30 - 40 hours/week, competitive salary, pro¿t share, bene¿ts, employee boat purchase plan, located in the sunny Okanagan - summer and winter playground. Resumes to recruiting@westwinn.com: visit www.harbercraft.com

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

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ALL PHASES DRYWALL • Taping • Texture • Spraying 30 yrs. Tidy Workplace. Free Est. No job too small.Eric 778-898-9806 ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500 *BOARDING, *TAPING, *Painting, *Renovations. Big & Small Jobs. QUALITY WORK! Free Estimates. Roman 778-355-0352 or 726-4132. CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396 frame2finish general contractor now accepting fall & spring contracts. Contact Al Davis 604-818-6657. FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 HUGH’S DRYWALL The clean professional way. Small renovations. 604-463-5413

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ELECTRICAL

(#102055) Bonded

Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates 778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


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

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.

Call 604-802-6722 Visit our website:

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DEMOSSING. Gutter Cleaning. Repairs. Roofing. Power Washing, painting, cedar ridgecap. Jeff’’s House Ext. 604-802-6310 Gutter Cleaning & Repairs. (Res. & Strata). Prompt Service. Grants Home Maintenance. 604-936-2808.

GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian @ 604-724-6373 GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

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HYTRAC EXCAVATING LTD.

604.312.5050

Commercial W Residential Demolition W Renovation Drainage W Landscape Driveways W Clearing Small haul PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

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EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows 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

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HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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

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LANDSCAPING

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

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

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LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING Specialists in: - ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS

778-245-9069

604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting Floors & Finishing • Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp. A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

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

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

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KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD - Est. 1989

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

Ph: 604-942-4383

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www.proaccpainting.com

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311 Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

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”

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

604-328-6387

$45/Hr

STAN’S PAINTING

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

Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets

604-537-4140

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

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers

From $48/per .Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing

(604)465-1311

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca TRICITY Pro Painter-Refs. Interior Spec. WCB. Dragan 604-8058120 www.montenegropainting.com

TREE SERVICES

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

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

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220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

RUBBISH REMOVAL 372

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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PLUMBING

360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

SUNDECKS

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

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Free Estimates * Fully Insured

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

PETS

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

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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

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

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BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. Males $400, fem. $450. Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360

Carin Terrier X - 6 month male, all shots done. Comes with crate, toys, food, $550. Call 604-996-8895 Vinyl, Wood and Trex decks, Aluminum and Glass awnings, Wood,Aluminum & Glass Railings D FULLY INSURED D 100% Waterproof Up to 10 year warranty

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

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Dean 604-834-3076

All Work Guaranteed. Call John

RUBBISH REMOVAL

778-233-4949

www.recycleitcanada.ca

Fully Insured

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Call 7 days/week

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

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Seven Days a Week

$69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.

604.587.5865

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ FALL CLEANUP ★

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PLUMBING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! Visa & M/C accepted

Home Renovations and New Construction

GARDENING

Prompt Delivery Available

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

Ph: 604-469-2331

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

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, dew claws removed, vet ✔, dewormed, 9 weeks. $600. (604)850-0573

CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788

COCKAPOO Puppies ~ 9 wks old, looking for loving/caring home, all shots, $500 neg (604)476-2420 Maple Ridge

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Yorkshire Terrier pups, CKC, 2M, tails dock, dew claws, micro. Ready to go. $1000. (604)858-9758


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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.

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AUCTIONS AUCTION Monday Nov 28, 7pm

Estate for Collectibles including large quantity of sport & non-sport cards. View: Sunday 1pm - 5pm CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322

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FERTILIZERS

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

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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

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FURNITURE

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

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MISC. FOR SALE

ATTN: EBAY SELLERS - 76 pce lot of fine collectibles. Some Vintage. Asking $330: (604)936-3445 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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

COQUITLAM

Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac. Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832 535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)

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AUSTIN HEIGHTS great 2lvl condo 2bd 2ba lge patio f/p 1st mortg pymt on us. $239,900. 604-931-1228

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HOMES WANTED

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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

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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.

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604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 & $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034. PORT COQUITLAM

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Very Large 1 & 2 Bdrm in Great Area - Blue Mtn & Austin *Nr Lougheed Mall, Skytrain/Bus*

Well Maintained Building with Onsite Caretaker, Security Camera. NS/NP.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

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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

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M.R. 907sqft. 2brm/2bth,w/d,cls to WCE/Shops N/S N/P, Ref. req 1200/mth, 604-465-0577 lve msg. PITT MEADOWS

Coquitlam WW Plateau 2 bdrm bsmt suite,avail now, pet ok with deposit, ns/refs. $850 +1/3 utils.

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

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Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

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For more info. google us. HOWIE Ave-Coq-1 bdr - fireplace / open flr plan / incls: heat/hot water/ parking stall/storage / elevator $775.00 - avail: Dec 15th - contact: Elisabeth-604-880-9497

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STORAGE

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

750

SUITES, LOWER

BASEMENT Suite - 2 Bedroom, $1200/mo, includes utilities, internet, cablevision, washer & dryer, dishwasher and parking. Beautiful view of Bedwell Bay. 604 936-9886 CENTRAL COQUITLAM / 2 Bdrm Large Suite 1400 sq.ft., for Rent Full Bathroom, 4 Appliances, N/P, N/S, at Chilko. $900/month, plus utilities. Available immediately. Pls Call (604) 552-9191 Coq/PortMoody. Beautifully reno’d 1 bdrm stes. Start $725 + utils. inste W/D. Now. N/P-N/S. 604-283-9055.

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HOMES FOR RENT

Professional Property Management

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

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

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.

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. COQUITLAM CTR 3bdrm, 1800 s/f, clean, nr amens. $1600/mo, ns/np. Refs req. Avail now. 604-805-2768. COQUITLAM - House 3162 Sechelt Dr; 3 BR; 2 Bath 1300 sf; lndry; $1550 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 NEWLY reno’d bsmt home. Lg private fenced yd. 3 Bed/2 bath. Near P.Arch Hosp, schools. Pet ok. $1500. Avail. Dec.1. Contact kayakerjane@gmail.com 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 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

2011 5th Wheel 32’ Gooseneck Cargo Trailer, triple axle, 4000lb ramp, electric brakes, roof vents, 36” side door, like new, $12,500. Call 604-842-8009.

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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.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1997 LINCOLN MARK 8 LSC black, 182K, 1 owner, garage kept, $6200 pHONE MISSION (604)820-8218. 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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1991 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, aircrd, reliable, clean, runs A1, $1,900 obo. Phone (778)317-6091. 1993 MAZDA 626 auto, 4 cyl. well maint. Trans rebuilt 2 yrs ago. Incl 2 winter tires. $1800: 604-463-2069 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519 2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $6000 firm. Phone 604-538-9257. 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, 4 dr, 4 cly, auto, 40,000 km, mint, loaded, $17,900. Phone (778)317-6091.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 speed standard, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604-793-3819

TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRANSPORTATION

1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, 2” lift, 4x4, Air Cared, standard, new clutch. $5995 obo (604)826-0519 2002 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 4.7 Lt V8, trailer hitch, full PW options, Aircared, Runs & looks great. $7800. PH: 604-463-6062

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*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

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

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TOWNHOUSES

Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms

PORT MOODY

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SUITES, UPPER

D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

Coquitlam Schoolhouse / Austin 2bdrm bsmt, avail now, small pet NS/Ref’s. $950/mo +shared utils.

COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755. COQUITLAM - New Condo 2978 Glen Dr; Lrg 2 BR; 2 Bath 850 sf; lndry; $1400 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

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COQUITLAM: 2Bdrm, close to Coq. centre & bus. Incl elec/gas. wireless int. N/P. $900m. 604-945-6328 aft 3 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, 1.5 baths Dec. 1. $1000 mo. (604)710-4739 COQUITLAM newly ren. 2bdr suite with sep entrance. Includes utilities, cable, hs internet, and alarm. New fridge, stove & dw, shared W&D. Deadend st., good prkg. Non smoking only, no pets. 604-945-5266 COQUITLAM nr Lougheed Mall, 2 bdrm ste, avail now. $800 incl utils. (604) 783-0575 or 689-9885 COQUITLAM, WW Plat. 1 bdrm+ den. Pri ent patio, ldry. $900/incl. Dec. 1. n/s, n/p. Ref. 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. PORT Coquitlam. 2 bdrm ste 1000sf, sep ent, sh W/D NS/NP $995 incl util Dec 1. 604-942-8565

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M105677 VANCOUVER REGISTRY IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BETWEEN: CHELSEA SAUVE PLAINTIFF AND: SHERRY ANN KALMAS,CLAY MICHAEL LOUIS KALMAS DEFENDANTS ADVERTISEMENT To: The Defendant, Sherry Ann Kalmas TAKE NOTICE THAT on 10/Nov/2011 an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number M105677 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the Plaintiff claims the following relief against you: damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on November 28, 2008. You must file a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Vancouver Registry, at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the Order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by the plaintiff whose address for service is: JARVIS MCGEE RICE LLP Suite 600, 1125 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8 Fax number address for service (if any): (604) 682-0587 Email address for service (if any): n/a WITNESS TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON OCTOBER 23, 2011 Anyone witnessing or having any information relating to a motor vehicle accident, which occurred on October 23, 2011 at 10:10 p.m. on Ozada Ave & Tahsis Ave in Coquitlam, BC involving a gray 2006 Honda CRV and a blue 1989 Chev, please contact Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation at (604) 464-3333.


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Holiday Gift Guide Coquitlam Centre Kids Shopping Night Coquitlam Centre will be hosting their second annual family event this holiday season – a Kids Shopping Night on Wednesday, November 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event will target children under 12 years old, and their parents and grandparents. Retailers will feature “Gifts Under $25” on a table or rack at the front of their stores for the event. The evening will feature family-friendly holiday fun including:

Preparing for the Holiday Marathon By Dr. Nareeta Stephenson As I headed into the local mall for the first time this season, I remembered what causes me the most stress during the holidays…, shopping. Its early days yet so I started thinking about ways to make the experience easier other than doing all my shopping from the computer. Now I’m not a runner, but after a day of shopping I certainly feel like I’ve run a marathon. So what if I prepared to approach the holidays like an athletic event? What would the preparation involve and how would I feel by the end? Now with twins, a medical practice, a husband and the rest of my life I’m not about to go to the mall everyday in increasing amounts of time and run a minute, walk for two. So here are some 5 minute suggestions to help prepare the body. • Eat a good breakfast. This helps with energy and may help avoid the carb craving later • Stretch before and after a long day at the mall. Stretching is actually my favorite part of exercise and I know it takes a few minutes and I don’t always have time. My muscles always thank me later. • Stay hydrated, I get very hot and thirsty running around the mall. The heating, ventilation and libations from the night before all lead to a need to put more water into my body • Don’t worry about making a fashion statement... Wear comfy shoes that actually support your feet and layers of clothes that you can add or take off as the temperature rises. I’m not usually hormonal but I tell you, maybe it’s all the people in the mall, but there are times when I’d like to shop in a swim suit…I don’t really think I’d enjoy that, I just find the mall temperature variance uncomfortable. • And lastly, maybe instead of reaching for the bottle of painkillers, soak in a hot tub with some Epsom salts or run a hot shower on those achy muscles. For more tips on helping your body cope with the holidays naturally, consult your local chiropractor. Dr. Nareeta Stephenson has been in chiropractic practice for 11years and her family oriented healing centre is located in Port Coquitlam.

• A Mascot Parade that will kick off the evening. • Children will have the chance to visit and have their pictures taken with Mascots, including Coquitlam Centre’s Coco the Bear. • Children will be encouraged to wear pajamas to the event – giving them the opportunity to win free random giveaways throughout the night. • Gift with purchase for children under 12 years of age – a free pair of Fuzzy Socks with a $25 purchase (one per child, while supplies last). • Free Photos with Santa for children under 12 years of age, with a minimum donation to the Food Bank, or an unwrapped toy for SHARE Family and Community Services. • Free gift-wrapping for children under 12 years of age. • Activity Stations: • Holiday Storytime Station by local libraries • Arts & Crafts Station • Milk & Cookie Decorating Station • Santa Letter Writing Station • Elves to do face painting • Elves doing balloon twisting (reindeers, snowmen, wreaths and candy canes) • Vancouver Aquarium • A chance to win prizes! (Specially selected for our young shoppers.)

Seasons Greetings from your neighbourhood merchants at

Westwood Plateau Village CIBC • Go Gung Restaurant • Great Clips MacDonald-Gill Insurance Services • Mail Plus Cards MarketPlace IGA • Momentum Therapeutics O Sushi Japanese Restaurant • Opal Spa and Laser Centre Panorama Learning Centre • Plateau Cleaners • Plateau Donair Plateau Medical Clinic • Plateau Pizza • Plateau Village Dental Centre Shoppers Drug Mart • Spinola Bay • Starbucks Coffee Co. • Subway - Opening Soon The Urban Barkery • Westwood Plateau Martial Arts • Westwood Wines • Zen the Salon ENTRANCE

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Which came first? The egg or the nog? nog By Ronda Payne At this time of year, dairy aisles at grocery stores begin to fill with a tasty substance often served with rum and perhaps a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. But just how does milk become eggnog? A tour of Avalon Dairy in Burnaby answered the question. The production manager for Avalon, Ron Nelson, has been with the organization for more than 20 years and makes an excellent tour guide. While monitoring the first eggnog runs of the year, Nelson explains the finer points of producing the Christmas treat. The process begins with the ingredients of course; raw milk straight from dairy farms being the main one. Depending on whether Nelson and his team are making organic eggnog or conventional, the method is the same, only the ingredients change. Because they were the first in organic milk, Avalon takes their organic line of products very seriously. “We’re a specialty dairy so we do a lot of little things well,” Nelson comments. Whole milk is loaded into a large “batch” tank where it is warmed and ingredients are added in a process that both stirs and circulates. Skim milk powder, stabilizer, fructose and a powdered eggnog base (including egg yolks and nutmeg) swirl in the tank for about 20 minutes. For the organic product, all ingredients are, you guessed it, organic; right down to the organic cane sugar in place of the fructose. The much smaller balance tank is the next stop. It feeds into the High Temperature Short Time unit (HTST) to bring the eggnog to 83° for approximately 45 seconds to pasteurize it. “This system (HTST) is really tiny compared to other, larger dairies,” notes Nelson.

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While still hot, the eggnog is homogenized (which basically means it is crushed continuously) by piston-driven pressure. Not only will this remove any clumps from the dry ingredients and create a smooth consistent product, it also prevents separation. When homogenizing is complete, the eggnog travels back through the HTST unit to cool. By reviewing the HTST control panel, Nelson can see how much product is processed and transferred. After cooling, the eggnog makes its way upstairs to a tank in the “finished milk” area to wait for packaging. The organic eggnog produced today, 1,500 litres of it, will be packaged into cartons. The conventional eggnog - 2,500 litres – will be in the organization’s recognizable glass bottles. According to Nelson, organic products must be run before conventional products to ensure purity of product. If conventional products get organic ingredients mixed in, it won’t impact the end product, but the reverse is not true. As the organic eggnog makes its way to the carton packaging machine, nearly everything is automated from opening the cartons to filling them, sealing the package, and date stamping them. “To be honest, it’s labour intensive, but every year my wife starts asking when I’m bringing eggnog home!” comments Nelson. I’m off for a rum and eggnog. Who’s with me? Cheers and Merry Christmas!

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Food for Share Registration has begun for people who need a little extra help this holiday season. Share Family and Community Services is taking names of individuals and families living in the Tri-Cities that need a Christmas hamper and toys. “This time of year, we see families that we don’t normally see, “said Heather Scott. “Christmas pushes families beyond their limits, therefore we see more families at this time of year than we normally would.” Applicants must register in person at one of three locations and must have with them: • one piece of current ID; • proof of address (such as a rental agreement); • a recent utility bill for all persons over 18 years old; • Care Card and/or immigration cards for each member of the family; • proof of income source (such as a cheque stub from MHR, EI, CPP/OAS).

• Port Coquitlam, noon to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave. • and Port Moody, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2614 St. Johns St. (across the alley from the Share food bank). After Dec. 2 registrations will continue at the Port Moody location only. Share urges families to register at one location only and to register early. For more information, visit www.sharesociety.ca or call the food bank at 604-931-2451.

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Christmas Hamper Registration A local service club is joining forces with Share Family and Community Services to make sure everyone has enough food this fall. Rotary Clubs of 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 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.

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17 7 th Annual Blanket Drive What started as a compassionate offer of simple warmth to those living on the streets in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is now the largest, longest-running charitable blanket and warm clothing collection in the region. Since 1995, more than 165,000 people have received clothing or a blanket from the annual drive from the annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive. The 17th annual Blanket Drive will run from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5 across the Lower Mainland. Thousands of realtors and members of the public are expected to donate. Hundreds of real estate offices will act as drop-off depots and dozens of realtors will pick-up, sort and deliver the donations. Connecting with people is one of the benefits of the charitable blanket program, says Michele DeFehr, a veteran North Shore Blanket Drive volunteer. “One year, while delivering donations to the Harvest Project, I met a woman living in her vehicle. Her story brought me to tears. While she talked, her German shepherd lay beside her van on an old sheet. She clearly had few personal items, so I offered her some donations. All she wanted was a blanket for her dog.” Fellow realtor, Bonnie Gerbrandt, shares a Blanket Drive memory from Chilliwack. “Last year, I met two people who requested I come to their home to pick up donations. They came from humble beginnings and had experienced what it was like to be cold and hungry. Through their donations, they wanted to pay something back in appreciation of assistance they received years ago.” In Surrey, one of the key Blanket Drive recipients is NightShift Street Ministries, an organization that has been working with poor and homeless people in Whalley since 2004.

Nightshift offers outreach services and counseling, and manages clothing and blanket donations through Sisters Thrift Boutique. “The Realtors Care Blanket Drive is truly a blessing to our street family. We have had years when the donations from this drive have stocked our shelves and bins until early spring. We now see it as an essential partner in helping our community and we sincerely appreciate every single donation,” says MaryAnne Connor, Nightshift founder and president. The eight-day blanket drive, which runs in every community from Whistler to Chilliwack, collects on average 4,300 bags of gently used blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and coats; in addition to new socks and underwear for men, women and children. Donations to the Realtors Care Blanket Drive stay within the communities in which they are donated, or if the volumes are too large, go to charities in greatest need in neighbouring communities. For a list of dropoff locations and charitable recipients, go to www.blanketdrive.ca.

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