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Holiday food drive heats up By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

If everybody in the Tri-Cities donated a can of food, a box of pasta, a bag of rice, a carton of juice or even a can of cranberries, the food bank might have enough to fill hampers for Christmas and stock shelves for the winter months. Do the math, says Share Family and Community Services fund development manager Heather Scott. Share will need 10,000 of every food item just to keep up with current demand, plus make sure there’s enough for holiday hampers and maintain supplies for the next few months. “The key message is to ask people to be extra generous, because there are more families who need help, and if people can make a donation every time they grocery shop there will always be enough.” Here’s why donating to the food bank is even more important now than ever: there has been a 30% increase in the number of people who use the food bank since 2008 and where Share used to collect enough food to fill holiday hampers and stock shelves in December, now that’s not so easy because of the huge increase in demand. Last year, for example, holiday hampers had fewer items than in previous years even though they have to last three weeks instead of the usual two because Share closes for a week at Christmas. please see PLEA GOES OUT OUT,, page 7

Homeless back to mats in November By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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The Centennial Salmon Project’s current executive (and Grade 12 students): Connor Smith, second vice-president; Ryan Fagrie, president; and Kaylee Nichols, vice-president, at the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody.

Like eco-squatters or latter-day Occupiers, Centennial teachers Rod MacVicar and Ruth Foster took over a stretch of Port Moody’s Mossom Creek in 1976 on land they didn’t own and started an outdoor classroom and environmental club. Today, 35 years later, the Centennial Salmon Project still flourishes, producing generations of students passionate about the environment. Each year, like the salmon they protect, the students return to the creek to continue their teachers’ legacy and leave again, taking their knowledge to the big, wide world. See story, page 20

The number of people using the temporary shelter this month at Coquitlam Alliance Church was higher than last year even though homeless numbers are down. Rob Thiessen, managing director of the Hope for Freedom Society, which runs the cold/wet weather mat program, said his group hasn’t done the official count yet but he’s predicting an increase over last year. “It’s surprising because we have a lot fewer homeless people to deal with,” Thiessen said. “We went from a high of 215 in 2008 and now it’s 48, so it’s a dramatic dip.” He credits the mat program and the organization’s own recovery program for people battling addictions for the drop in homeless numbers in the Tri-Cities. Thiessen said it’s hard to say when people are going to come in to the temporary shelter and why. “There was a time we had about 16 people coming in, and 12 of those people were part of a couple,” he said. “Some of those have since been housed so it’s difficult to predict, but it’s up from last year.” In December, volunteers will be taking homeless people to Riverside Community Church to spend the night. spayne@tricitynews.com


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Bike parking could become a must in Coquitlam City ponders making lock-ups for bicycles a requirement of different developments By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Finding a place to lock up a bicycle could get a lot easier for commuters in Coquitlam if city council adopts a proposal that would require all new developments to provide bike parking.

While adequate vehicle parking has long been a part of any development application in the city, there are no provisions requiring bicycle facilities. If the recommendations are adopted, it would mean that resiMAE REID dential, commercial and industrial developments would have to provide and maintain both long- and shortterm parking spaces.

“If cycling is becoming more of a mode of transportation, there should be spots for them to park,” said Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the city’s land use committee. “It is the reality of the future and we should be planning for the future.” Reid, who is also a realtor, said there is market demand for increased residential bicycle parking, particularly for multi-family developments such as townhouses and apartments. According to a staff report, the number of spaces required would depend on the type of development being proposed.

A multi-family apartment or townhouse, for example, would have to provide 1.25 spaces per dwelling unit while larger format industrial buildings would have to provide three spaces for every 1,000 sq. m of floor area. Civic buildings, schools, institutions and tourist accommodations would also be required to provide spaces. All bicycle parking would have to be located within 15 m of the main building entrance in a well-lit area. The storage area would be required to include racks or bike lockers. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Port wary of roadblocks to growth Two ‘frightening’ scenarios in future outlook for quantity of goods moving through port By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Port Metro Vancouver now recognizes it might face low-growth scenarios where the massive infrastructure upgrades underway to move goods through the region may not pay off, but it so far continues to bet on stronger trade growth. The authority unveiled its new Port 2050 vision Friday, predicting what may lay ahead over the next 20 to 40 years. It includes two low-growth scenarios that president and CEO Robin Silvester calls “frightening.” One dubbed “Local Fortress” details how local residents’ choice to become a “lifestyle region” throttles Metro Vancouver’s potential as a global hub, compounding the damage of a slow global economy. That scenario ends with a region attractive to tourists, retirees and the affluent, the report says, but one that pushes away industry and jobs at a cost to the region’s character, vibrancy and diversity. A second scenario is dubbed “Missed the Boat,” where supply chain problems and lack of community support for the port leaves Metro Vancouver unable to fully tap growth in emerging markets. Industry then opts to use other ports. More likely, according to Silvester, is a third “Rising Tide” scenario of continued growth but one that is more volatile because of the increasing challenge of climate change and “resource wars” over commodities. It anticipates a one-metre rise in sea level by 2040 and temperatures four degrees warmer, as the impacts of climate change arrive decades sooner than expected. He said “Rising Tide” may be just a precursor on the way to a fourth outlook called “The Great Transition”— a rapid shift to a post-industrial, post-carbon world. It anticipates a global carbon tax and triple-bottom line accounting to reflect the economy and social needs. And it still anticipates a relevant port because rising oil prices make shipping and rail more competitive than trucking. Gateway critics have long argued port expansion harms the region’s residents, its

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• Stretches 600 km of shoreline e from Point Roberts at the Canada/U.S. border through Burrard Inlet to Port Moody and Indian Arm, and from the mouth of the Fraser River, eastward to the Fraser Valley, north along the Pitt River to Pitt Lake, and includes the north and middle arms of the Fraser River. • A neighbour to 16 municipalities • Trades $75 billion of goods to 160 trading economies environment and food security. They accuse the port of driving the Lower Mainland’s freeway and bridge building

binge and buying up farmland for new terminals and warehousing. The port authority projects container traffic through B.C.’s West Coast will double over the next 10 to 15 years and nearly triple by 2030. It has proposed a second three-berth container terminal at Deltaport to handle the expected growth. Silvester, in a Nov. 25 speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade, gave no indication the Port 2050 findings will alter the port’s present course. But he warned the financial crisis in Europe means some of the changes and volatility the port expects in the decades ahead may come sooner than predicted. He stressed the importance of the 129,000 port-related jobs in the Lower Mainland in

weathering any economic storm and said policies and programs may need to be revised to preserve and expand those jobs. It may be time for a single West Coast port authority, he said, that takes in both Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert to ensure the two compete with U.S. ports but not against each other. He also repeated the port’s concern about conflict over land use and the declining supply of industrial land in the region. “Perhaps it’s not just an Agricultural Land Reserve that’s needed in British Columbia, but a Jobs Land Reserve,” Silvester said. “A reserve where land that is critical to the jobs we have, and the new jobs that we will require over the next 30 to 40 years, allows them to grow and flourish.” jnagel@blackpress.ca

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Walking, cycling and public transit are emphasized in an update to Coquitlam’s strate gic transportation plan, a document that seeks to increase alternate modes of commuter travel in the municipality. Currently, 82% of trips in the city are made by automobile, a number engineering staff said they hope will drop to 70% by the end of the plan’s 20year horizon. Of the 30% of commuters expected to use alternative travel methods by 2031, 12% of trips will be done on foot, 3% by bicycle and 15% by public transit. “There is more of an emphasis on sustainable

ways of travelling,” said Catherine Mohoruk, the city’s manager of transportation. “We are hoping our future targets are met.” One of the ways the city plans to increase the number of walking trips is by expanding its sidewalk coverage. To build sidewalks on all city streets would cost upwards of $100 million, Mohoruk said, an amount the city cannot afford. The transportation plan calls for $43 million to be spent to build 150 km of new sidewalks over the next 20 years in strategically placed pedestrian areas such as the city and neighbourhood centres. Mohoruk added that enhanced pedestrian facilities, including crossing

lights, benches and landscaping, can also help increase the number of people moving around the municipality on foot. Cycling also factors prominently in the city’s future transportation plans. Currently, 1% of all trips in the municipality are made by bike, a number city staff expect to increase to 3% by 2031. In order to meet the target, staff is proposing increasing the number of bike lanes from the current 40 km of routes to 150 km. The change, Mohoruk said, would put 70% of Coquitlam’s urban area 500 m or less from a bike route. The plan also looks at increasing transit coverage and the overall frequency of trips, particularly in

the southwest area and the northeast connections with city centre. Mohoruk said increased connections between Surrey and Coquitlam over the new Port Mann Bridge would also be required. But in order for the strategic plan to be effective, co-operation is required from various governing agencies, particularly TransLink, said Coun. Brent Asmundson, chair of the city’s engineering committee and a bus driver. More discussions need to take place with the regional transit authority and the city needs to have a say over what service levels are required in Coquitlam, he said. “ We n e e d t o t e l l TransLink what our desires and issues are and

push the matter,” he said, “not wait for them to come in and do a transit plan for us and tell us what they are going to do.” The cost of the strategic transportation plan is between $221 million and $237 million over 20 years but much of that money would come from external sources such as TransLink and ICBC, and through development cost charges. Staff said the city would only pay 20% of the overall costs from property tax revenues. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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NOTICE OF INTENTION City of Coquitlam Road Dedication Cancellation Bylaw No. 4099, 2011 TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 40 and Section 94 of the Community Charter, the City of Coquitlam Council intends to adopt “City of Coquitlam Road Dedication Cancellation Bylaw No. 4099, 2011” at the Regular Council Meeting to be held on December 12, 2011.

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The intent of the Bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of portions of roads totalling 1,846.9 m² as shown in bold outline on the map below. The City is requesting three unconstructed, portions of dedicated road allowances be cancelled and consolidated with adjacent City lands located in the southeast corner of Christmas Way and Pheasant Street (2976 Pheasant Street).

Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council, please submit them in writing no later than Friday, December 9, 2011 to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: • By email to clerks@coquitlam.ca; • In person at the City Clerk’s office which is located on the second floor of City Hall at 3000 Guildford Way; • By fax at 604-927-3015. A copy of Bylaw No. 4099, 2011 may be inspected at the City Hall (Planning and Development Department) and any inquiries relating to the proposal should be made to the Development Planning Section (604-927-3430), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays.


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Bleed and Feed to help B.C. blood services, food banks

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Tri-City residents can do two good deeds at once at the second annual Bleed & Feed blood donor clinics next month. Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is teaming up with Food Banks British Columbia to encourage people to donate blood this season, and to bring a food donation as well to help families in need. “The needs of both the blood bank and the food bank are great,” said Ed Yee, director of donor services for the BC and Yukon region of CBS, in a release. “But by rallying together, British Columbians can help fill up both of these banks at blood donor clinics.” The two organizations hope the combined drives will go a long way towards meeting their donation goals: 9,750 blood donors for CBS and enough food for the province’s food banks to feed 70,000 people. Blood is needed not only for trauma victims but also for patients undergoing chemotherapy, cardiac surgeries and organ transplants — procedures that take place routinely throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Bleed & Feed food collection boxes will be at the front desk of all B.C. blood donor clinics from Dec. 1 to 31. In the Tri-Cities, food collected at clinics will go to the Share food bank. “By acting as a food drop-of f location, they’ re making it very simple for British Columbians to do two good deeds at once,” said Don Armstrong, president of Food Banks British Columbia. Angela Poon of CBS said there are walk-in appointments available at all clinics but you run the risk of waiting. “We always recommend people make an appointment, that way they know when their slot is and they won’t have to wait,” she said, adding the online booking option at www. blood.ca makes it easier than ever.

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“The needs of booth the blood bank and the food bank are great.” Ed Yee, director of donor services

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sweat pants and white runners. He is 5’9� tall, weighs 144 lb. and has A man who walked sandy brown hair and away from Riverview brown eyes. Hospital earAnyone lier this month with any inis still at large formation as and police are to his whereseeking the abouts is public’s assisasked to tance in trackcall the ing him down. Coquitlam M a r c RCMP at Ve i l l e t t e i s 604-945-1550. said to suffer Veillette from mental is the sixth health issues VIELLETTE person since that make him the spring prone to violence and to require a public nopolice recommend that tification after leaving members of the public Riverview Hospital do not approach him. without per mission. “Our investigators However, the number of alerted neighbouring people who go missing detachments immedi- but are not reported is ately,� said Coquitlam considerably higher. RCMP Cpl. Jamie During the sevenChung. “There have month period between been several sightings April 1 and Oct. 31, 55 but trails are getting cases of patients who cold. He is considered had not returned to the street smart and doesn’t site when expected were have any physical dis- reported, which is an ability.� average of 7.8 cases per C h u n g s a i d t h a t month. anyone who sees the That number is 45-year-old should call slightly higher than the the Coquitlam RCMP or 12 months prior to April their local police detach- 1, 2011, when 80 people, ment immediately. or an average of 6.7 Veillette was last seen cases per month were by Riverview Hospital reported. staff at 5 p.m. on Nov. But it is important to 9 when he went for a note that the numbers walk. The Caucasian reflect patients who male was wearing a may have simply been polo shirt, dark blue late returning, accordTHE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Por t Moody and Anmore are trying to bridge the gap in recreation fees charged to village residents — and they want their residents’ help to do it. The city and village councils are forming a joint recreation task force and are asking interested residents to join to offer their input on possible solutions to the admission fees dilemma. Since 2008, Anmore and Belcarra residents have been paying at least twice as much as PoMo, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam residents to use PoMo recreation facilities; currently, an Anmore adult dropping in to the rec centre would pay $12.40 compared to $5.90 for a resident, with a one-year membership costing $944 versus the regular rate of $436.30. PoMo’s mayor-elect Mike Clay said the issue goes back about five or six years, when the city tried to form recreation partnerships with the villages, as the municipalities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have done.

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Residents of Anmore and Belcarra pay more to use Port Moody recreation facilities. “At the time, they weren’t interested and that’s when we decided to pursue the surcharge,” Clay said. “We’re subsidizing the facilities through our taxes but they’re not contributing through their taxes, so it’s an unfair subsidy.” Similarly high fees aren’t applied to Coquitlam or Burnaby residents, for instance, because there are similar facilities in those cities that PoMo residents can use. Anmore Mayor Heather Anderson said both councils are open

to all suggestions from the task force. “ I d o h e a r f ro m Anmore residents that they’re concerned about this, they don’t like the fee,” she said, noting she has heard from some villagers that they’ll travel outside of PoMo to use cheaper facilities. Clay said the possibilities for the joint task force are a “blank canvas” and both councils are hoping to find a way to work together. “There’s also longerter m joint planning we’re looking into as well,” Clay added, such as the trail network, bike

trails and other parks and recreation matters. Belcarra hasn’t expressed an interest in joining the task force, Clay said, likely because there aren’t as many youngsters from that village participating in PoMo programs. It’s hoped that the task force will have some information for the two councils by the spring. • To volunteer for the joint recreation task force, visit www.portmoody.ca/ volunteer. The deadline for applications is Dec. 9. Call 604-469-4539 for more information. spayne@tricitynews.com

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long enough to risk being dismissed due to delays. It’s not a crime wave, though, as a quarter of all cases in provincial and B.C. Supreme Court are family disputes over kids and property. The Family Law Act has been in the works for years and it sailed through the legislature with NDP support. It encourages out-of-court settlements in family break-ups, equalizes common-law rules with those for married couples and does away with the terms “custody” and “access” that suggest children are to be fought over as if they are property. Bond also pointed to B.C.’s harsh new administrative penalties for drinking and driving, which have kept most routine impaired cases out of court. Police have the authority to impound vehicles and impose heavy fines on the spot when drivers fail a roadside breath test or even blow in the “warn” range of 0.05 to 0.08% blood alcohol level. Bond points proudly to a 40% decrease in alcoholrelated vehicle deaths in the first year. Of course, this is being challenged as an

infringement of the right to go to court and try various drunk-driving defences. A judge will soon decide if the hazards of impaired driving justify such an infringement. Justice Bauman acknowledges that courts have to clean up procedures, too. Set aside the baseless conspiracy theories around the Dave Basi-Bobby Virk saga and you have two small-time crooks whose lawyers were allowed to spin the case out for seven years in a tangle of evidence disclosure demands. As the legislature adjourned, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson joined previous mayors, from Conservative Party member Sam Sullivan to Mike Harcourt, in calling for marijuana to be legalized and regulated. Not on my watch, replied Prime Minister Stephen Harper. So instead, in B.C. at least, we’re getting de facto legalization of crack cocaine. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Drivers be cautious The Editor, Re. “Parents, nag your children” (Letters, The Tri-City News, Nov. 23). The headline on Lisa Bunnage’s letter should also read “Children, nag your parents.” I agree that children need to be coached in safe pedestrian habits — and parents/guardians/schools do this — but let’s document a few facts: • Pedestrians have a right to safe passage on our sidewalks and thoroughfares. • Drivers have the privilege to drive. Ms. Bunnage seems to suggest that the onus is on the pedestrian — not true. Drivers need to be aware of the fall and winter conditions and drive appropriately. This includes keeping a watchful eye on their surroundings. It is an onerous responsibility to be a driver, so take it seriously. It would seem that many drivers these days simply drive mechanically. How many actually do what is required regularly while driving, such as...

• Watch the road ahead — anticipate. • Check the periphery — what’s happening around you. • Check rear and side mirrors. • Check gauges on dash • Don’t get distracted by what’s happening in the car — if you are, pull over. As a driver, I have been rear-ended while stopped at a pedestrian crossing by a driver who wasn’t driving properly and, as a pedestrian, I’ve almost been hit countless times on the new Coast Meridian four-lane freeway at pedestrian crossings. I have been verbally abused by a truck driver for having the audacity to cross at a crossing. In one instance, I was almost hit by a truck from a local quarry that simply plowed through the crossing while the other three lanes had stopped for me — and the driver was on his cell phone at the time. When people actually learn from what they’ve been taught, we’ll all be safer. Brian Wormald, Port Coquitlam

CBC is a good bargain The Editor, Re. “Should Canadian taxpayers continue to help fund CBC?” (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Nov. 18). Face to Face columnist Andy Radia’s idea to privatize CBC because Canada can’t afford it is feeble. Purchase one less fighter jet from the U.S. and we can save enough to run CBC for five years. Yes, American programs are shown

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B.C. close to deal to keep RCMP

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New WestminsterCoquitlam MLA Fin Donnelly was on the attack last week, launching a petition to stop the import of shark fins to Canada.

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National “Where Do I Service My KIA?” protest ! @ hits the Tri-Cities Bring in Your A small handful of protesters braved the elements in Port Moody last week to protest the Conservative government’s crime bill, an initiative that will increase mandatory minimum sentences. They wore cowboy hats to demonstrate what they called Texasstyle legislation that ignores prevention and rehabilitation in favour of tougher sentences and more jails. More than 120 events were held at government offices across the country last week and a and a petition with more than 24,000 signatures was given to MPs. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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More development slated for northeast Coquitlam Stories by Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A 44-unit townhouse development in the Burke Mountain area passed an important step in the city of Coquitlam’s development application process. The proposal, which was approved by the land use committee during Monday’s meeting, will now go before the full council and the public will get the chance to comment on the application. T h e d eve l o p m e n t fronts Burke Mountain Promenade and, if approved, will be built on

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Civic elections New fire trucks won’t moved to Oct. go to public tender By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Voters in B.C. will likely be heading to the polls a month earlier than usual for the next municipal election, in 2014. Last year, the provincial gover nment approved 31 recommendations from the Local Government Elections Task Force that would see, among other things, civic elections moved from the third Saturday in November to the third Saturday in October. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development said the task force heard from city administrators and the public and found that having voting day in October could increase voter turnout, with the better weather, especially for northern residents. As well, more people are at home in October as the snowbird season starts

Police seek assault suspect A 25-year-old man suffered several cuts t o h i s f a c e fo l l ow ing a late-night attack last month in the Rochester Avenue area near North Road in Coquitlam. The victim was walking home from work at around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 when he was confronted by three men. One of them stepped in front of the victim and allegedly punched him in the face several times before all three suspects fled. Police are now searching for the attacker, who they describe as a Caucasian man in his early 20s; he is 5’9” tall, has a slim build with brown eyes and short hair. Police said he was wearing a leather-type jacket and jeans at the time of the attack. Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2011-29836. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-2228477 or online at www. solvecrime.ca. gmckenna @tricitynews.com

in mid-November. Other task force recommendations include: • imposing expense limits on candidates, elector organizations and third-party advertisers; • requiring disclosure by third-party advertisers; • banning anonymous contributions; • making campaign finance disclosure forms available 90 days after the election and online; • and extending the term of office for incumbents from three to four years. Nearly all of the recommendations need legislation in order to be implemented. The six-member task force was co-chaired b y K o o t e n ay E a s t MLA Bill Bennett and Harry Nyce, president of the Union of BC Municipalities; it also included CoquitlamBurke Mountain MLA Doug Horne. jwarren@tricitynews.com

Company has built six vehicles for Coq. department By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Three new fire trucks are expected to roll into Coquitlam next year but the city won’ t be shopping around. Earlier this month, city council approved a re q u e s t by F i re Chief Tony Delmonico to buy the trucks from a company that has built six vehicles for the department over the past decade, all of those purchased either through open tender and sole sourcing processes. Delmonico said many North American cities are standardizing their vehicles and equipment to ensure consistency of fire apparatus. “It’s espe-

cially importantwhen y o u h a v e f i r e fighters workSEKORA i n g in the middle of the night,” he said. “All the pump panels need to be the same and so do the truck operations. When it comes down to seconds for saving lives, it’s worth it.” “This is something that’s really important for us to have the same equipment and the firefighters trained,” Coun. Linda Reimer said at the Nov. 7 council meeting, adding there will be “fluency and ease of assigning staff.” But Coun. Lou Sekora said he didn’t like that the city won’t be going out for public tender to buy trucks. “I have a great problem supporting this,”

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h e s a i d i n vo t i n g against the proposal. “To lock up with only one company, I have a great difficulty.” M e a n w h i l e , Delmonico and city staf f are expected to start negotiations with Safetek Emergency Vehicles Ltd. representatives soon on the cost of the customized replacement trucks, believed to be around $2.8 million. City council has also asked Delmonico to report back on his d e p a r t m e n t ’s fl e e t needs over the next five years. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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CENTENNIAL SALMON PROJECT’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY

‘I’m part of this history’ By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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he sound of wheels crunching on gravel can be heard above the thunder of a swollen Mossom Creek as the yellow school bus makes its way up a hill, through a kilometre of forest, to a little clearing in the trees above Ioco Road in Port Moody. Jim Mattson checks on the students’ progress, his red jacket a bright patch of colour against the pale autumn sky. The retired Centennial secondary chemistry teacher greets the first couple of high school students who first trickle, then stream into the classroom, wearing sneakers and hoodies, light protection against the chill. Melanie Mattson, his daughter and a Centennial teacher, is one of the last to enter the room, having driven the school bus from Coquitlam to the Mossom Creek hatchery. She makes the introductions while the older man takes a seat. The kids of the Centennial Salmon Project are Melanie’s responsibility now. Twenty years ago, they were his.

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With two thick binders of newspaper clippings and photographs, Ruth Foster is the repository of Centennial Salmon Project history. She recalls all the details of how she and Rod MacVicar, both Centennial biology teachers, teamed up to teach kids about the environment and re-stock Mossom Creek 35 years ago this fall. The club’s origins are as sharply etched in her mind as they are vague to MacVicar. Still, he speaks with the elegance of a born orator about the audacity of the endeavour in 1976 when long hair and Elton John were in vogue and environmental clubs were typically just litter clean-up crews. “Both of us are experiential educators and we believe that getting out there, smelling the forest, hearing the sea, it has more impact for students,” MacVicar explained It was a new idea, though, to get students to help set up a fish hatchery on a fished-out creek. “We were the first. There were no public hatcheries,” MacVicar says. “Now, every creek has one.” With the help of their students, they set up an incubation box for salmon eggs at the bottom of the creek. But it filled up with fine silt from a construction site up the road, giving the students first-hand experience — years ahead of the general public — about how development can affect the natural environment. Undaunted, the two young biologists moved the box higher up the creek the following year and added another one. They were trespassing, really. “We didn’t even ask whose land it was,” Foster says.

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Above left: Alexis Lowther and Aliya Boulanger clean the filters in the incubating tanks at the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody. Top right, former and current Centennial teachers — and father and daughter — Jim and Melanie Mattson. Above right, Rod MacVicar and Ruth Foster. Jim Mattson, MacVicar and Foster were integral to the early days of the Centennial Salmon Project. And the students continued to learn what conditions salmon need to survive and how to collect eggs while watching for returning chum. The club became a popular alternative to other group activities at Centennial and every Wednesday after school — sometimes on weekends, too — the teenagers would be driven up a gravel road owned, it turned out by Imperial Oil, to a clearing owned, it turns out, by the city of Port Moody, to take care of the fish. It was a full-time job, especially when coho were introduced to the creek, and some students stayed on to help look after the fish during the summer. MacVicar and Foster developed a suite of courses and were joined by Jim Mattson. The trio taught Fisheries Ecology 12, Wildlife of B.C. 11 and Fisheries Ecology Career Preparation 12. More importantly, they inspired students to become stewards of the environment and many graduates went on to jobs in the field. “The kids who have strong environmental experiences, it changes them,” Foster explains. Both retired, they keep in touch with many of the students, including Roy Argue, who was a club member and is now a community advisor for Fisheries and Oceans Canada working on the upper Fraser River out of Williams Lake. “When I graduated, in 1981,” he wrote in an email, “it was the positive energy and support of both Ruth Foster and Rod MacVicar which instilled in me the desire to

work for DFO upon completion of my post secondary education.” Chris Tulloch, who attended Centennial between 1985 and 1987 and still lives in Coquitlam, says the outdoor experience inspired him to get involved in the eco-tourism business. He now skippers a 71-foot passenger sailboat for Ocean Light II Adventures, which takes adventure-seekers on trips along B.C.’s coast to explore wildlife, scenery and the province’s cultural history. “I am so fortunate to have a career that I love and is so rewarding,” Tulloch emailed, “and there is no doubt in my mind that Rod and Ruth were instrumental in leading me down that path.” While MacVicar and Foster were working with kids and the kids with the salmon, eventually, the salmon came back to Mossom Creek. The salmon returns fluctuate depending on the year and may have declined in the past 15 years, for reasons largely unknown but that may have to do with ocean conditions. This year, a healthy 400 chum were spotted and so far 35 coho have been counted. But MacVicar and Foster say the numbers are not the point. “It’s about growing kids, not growing salmon,” he says. “We have to be reminded of that.”

PART OF HISTORY

group of students rakes up leaves on the gravel parking lot. In the incubation room, two teens clean the sludge from filters. It rains a lot on this forested hill and there is always mud, leaves and sludge to clean out from the gravity-fed filters that drain water from the creek into the hatchery tanks. The kids don’t seem to mind. In fact, members of the club executive say they enjoy the weekly field trip to the hatchery. “You learn something different every time” says club president Ryan Fagrie. “You feel: ‘I’m part of this history.’” Club vice-president Kaylee Nichols says she loves the outdoors and has fished for years with her dad, so it made sense to get involved because “I like doing my part to restore the creek.” When she graduates from Centennial, she plans to go into marine biology and credits the club, and the Fisheries Ecology 12 course, for helping her choose her career. The students are knowledgeable about how the operation works and are confident as they tour the hatchery which has become both classroom and job site. They’ve cut trails, pulled out countless branches of scotch broom and invasive blackberry, collected and cared for fish eggs — and now they’re passing on the skills to younger students. “When you go, you think: ‘I helped raise this generation of salmon,’” says club second vice-president Connor Smith.

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From box to compound at Mossom continued from page 20

MATTSON, MACVICAR AND FOSTER

The Mossom Creek Hatchery is no longer a rudimentary incubation box sitting at the edge of a creek. It’s now a compound that includes an incubation room, an education centre, rearing ponds and over-wintering tanks. It is managed by the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society, a group of club alumni and supporters, that was started in 1992 to give some year-round structure to the project. After 35 years, the Centennial Salmon Project has not lost the essential enthusiasm and commitment that spawned it even though Mattson retired in 1994 and MacVicar and Foster followed in 2001 and 2005 respectively. The three are still involved. Foster was called at 5 a.m. recently to deal with a power outage, she phoned MacVicar to chop up a fallen tree and Mattson is hatchery engineer. But new blood has reinvigorated the club. With Melanie Mattson at the wheel (literally and figuratively because she had to get her Class 2 driver’s licence to be able to drive the school bus) the Centennial Salmon Project just keeps rolling along. Mattson, a Centennial grad who has been a hatchery volunteer since 1988, now runs the club and teaches the Fisheries Ecology 12 course but at first she had to call her dad out of retirement in 2006 to help her teach it. “It was a miracle that Melanie took over,” says her dad. “We raise fish but we also mentor young people to think about conservation and making sustainable choices.”

COMING BACK

The afternoon is almost done and the students are finishing their appointed tasks. “It’s a work party but they keep coming back,” says the younger Mattson as she directs students to the jobs that still need to be done. Scooping out a frisky

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“We raise fish but we also mentor young people to think about conservation and making sustainable choices.” Jim Mattson coho smolt from the murky waters of the over-wintering tanks, she shows it to students to remind them about what the work is all about. Then, as the late afternoon sun casts a pearlescent glow on the inlet, she piles the students back onto bus, takes hold of the wheel and drives it once more back down the gravel road. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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The Littlest Angel + You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

Trumpets Sound & Angels Sing!

Theatrix Youtheatre Society. Dec 15 – 17, Evergreen Cultural Centre 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Coastal Sound Music. Dec 11, 3PM & 7PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre. 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Quiring in the New Year Quiring Chamber Players with special guests Catherine French and Joel Moerschel. Dec 31, 8PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre. 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

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Gregg Simpson: Out of the Woods On til Dec 10. Kovan Photo Club: Light on the Mind, Dec 16 – Jan 7, Opening Reception: Dec 18, 4-6PM 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Leigh Square Community Arts Village Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence for Book Design in Canada. Marcus Fahrner: Uncovering the Book, Dec 2 – Jan 16, Opening Reception: Dec 2, 2PM. 604-927-8400 or portcoquitlam.ca/arts

Place des Arts Positively Petite, Place des Arts Fall Session Student Works. LaNaDa Artists Faction: Never a Place On til Dec 16. 604-664-1636 or placedesarts.ca

Port Moody Arts Centre

Marilyn Hunt: Magnified Simplicity Blackberry Artists Society: Christmas Marketplace Alison Keenan: Street Dance: A record of public performances Silent Auction: 6 x 6 Claywork, on til Dec 23. 604-931-2008 or pomoartscentre.ca

Port Moody Library

Judith Atkinson, paintings and mixed media. 604-469-4692 or library.portmoody.ca

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Art Focus artists: Doris Patko and Maria Moreira, myartclub.com

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Jill Barber: An Intimate Holiday Special A mix of Christmas songs and originals, backed by a six piece band. Dec 1, 8PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Sing for Joy: a collection of seasonal classics Coquitlam Chorale Holiday Concert Dec 3, 7:30PM & Dec 4, 2:00PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre. 604-970-8070 or coquitlamchorale.com

Microcosmos Plays Bartok Yarilo Concert Series-House concert. Dec 4, 7PM, 34 Shoreline Circle, Port Moody 604-936-9752 or yarilomusic.com

Tiny Tots: Holiday Hooray! Presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Dec 10, 10AM & 11:30AM, Terry Fox Theatre. 604-468-9403 or terryfoxtheatre.com

Christmas Party Fundraiser Saturday Dec. 3rd

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Moody Middle School 3115 St. John’s St., Port Moody

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SPECIAL EVENTS Light up the Square: A Lantern Affair Presented by Place des Arts, Mackin House Museum and Gare de Fraser Mills Station Dec 3, 4:30 – 7:30PM, Carré Heritage Square. 604-664-1636 or placedesarts.ca

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Christmas Improv Theatre shows with Table 23 Kids Show (all ages) – interactive with stories, songs & puppets. Dec 3, 10, 17 at 3PM. Adults (PG) – improv comedy, music, videos and sketches Fridays and Saturdays Dec 2 – 17 at 8PM Second Storey Theatre above Dairy Queen in PoCo. secondstoreytheatre.com

Mackin House Book Club On “The Sea Captain’s Wife” by Beth Powning Dec 8 at 2PM at Mackin House Museum. 604-516-6151 or coquitlamheritage.ca

ArtsConnect’s featured artist Joy Kirkwood. 604-931-8255 or artsconnect.ca

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CPR Holiday Train Winter Festival In support of local foodbanks; Port Moody is last of 140 stops across Canada, featuring entertainment by John Valdy and Tracey Brown Dec 17 at 4PM, train arrives at 5:45PM, Queens St. Plaza at Clarke St. cpr.ca

FILM An Education United Kingdom; Drama. Port Moody Film Society. Dec 9, 7:30PM, Inlet Theatre. pmfilm.ca

THEATRE MetFest, SCD 43 Annual One Act Play Festival Different plays each night, with adjudication by professional actor and director, Michael Fera Heritage Woods Secondary School Nov 28 to Dec 2, 7PM.

Une nuit fraîche de Noël / A Fresh & Crisp Christmas Night Les Échos du Pacifique. Dec 10, 7:30PM, Our Lady of Lourdes Church. 604-266-4699 or lesechosdupacifique.com

Celebrate the Season with Port Moody Public Library Join your friends and neighbours for a night of stories, carols and refreshments. Dec 20, 6:30 – 7:30PM, Port Moody City Hall Galleria. 604-469-4577 or pomoarts.ca/inlet-theatre/calendar/

The British Invasion Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble Dec 10, 8PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre. 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

For CALLS FOR TALENT, visit artsconnect.ca Calendar compiled by ArtsConnect info@artsconnect.ca 604-931-8255

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Teens can try a variety of series of fantasy titles A GOOD READ Vicki Donoghue

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • Christmas market supporting the Gaby Davis Foundation, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., River Springs rec centre, 1950 Lodge Dr., Coquitlam. Free admission, lots of great vendors. Info: www.gabydavisfoundation.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 4

• Pet photos with Santa by donation, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Shaughnessy Vet Hospital, 2129-2850 Shaughnessy St., PoCo; proceeds benefit Lower Mainland Network for Animals, a registered charity that works towards reducing pet overpopulation and improving the lives of companion animals through a spay and neuter program.

THURSDAY, DEC. 8

• Tri-City Christian Women’s Luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Mary Dehart on forgiveness; feature: Tom McDonald and Emily singing Christmas music. Reservations (by Dec. 1): Marie, 604-420-2667.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

• Canadian Parents for French parents night out, 5-9 p.m., Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Do you need time to yourself to go shopping or out for a quiet dinner? Bring your children to CPF’s parents night out. Cost: $20 per child, which includes pizza and a beverage. Space is limited. Registration: email tricitiescpf@gmail. com with child’s name, age and pizza choice.

www.badgut.org. • TOPS chapters meet weekly at numerous Tri-City locations. For information on group near you: Gail, 604-941-8699. • Recovery International is a self-help, peer-topeer support meeting for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. The goal is to help reduce symptoms by practising cognitive behaviour techniques. There is a group in PoCo. Info: Phyllis, 604931-5945 or www.recoverycanada.ca. • Have you experienced the death of a loved one and found yourself struggling? Gathering with others who have also experienced a loss is known to be one of the most helpful ways of coping with grief. Sharing your story is important to healthy healing. Crossroads Hospice Society is running closed grief support groups. Registration: call Castine, 604-949-2274. • Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Group meets at Crossroads Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Rd. and Heritage Mountain Blvd. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Park. Newcomers can register by calling Castine at 604949-2274. see page 27

DEC. 7: HYDE CREEK MEETING

• Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo; guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.

TRI-CITY PLACES OF WORSHIP THE LUTHERAN CHURCHES OF COQUITLAM INVITE YOU

King of Life Lutheran Church Adult Faith Study 9am Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10am 1504 Sprice Ave. (at Schoolhouse)

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• Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group Christmas potluck party, 12:30-3 p.m., Astoria Retirement Home, 2245 Kelly Ave., PoCo. Those wishing to participate in a gift exchange should bring a $10 gift. All people with arthritis and/or their supporters are welcome. Info:: 604-937-0320.

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• Information sessions for prospective foster parents, 10 a.m.-noon, 200-906 Roderick Ave., Coquitlam. Session is for those interested in finding out about fostering with the Ministry of Children and Family Development in the TriCities. Info: 604-520-2900.

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• 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

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR continued from page 26 • Al-Anon meets Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-6881716. • Christian 12-step group for people with alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, 948 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604939-6136 or www.hiscpc. org. • Coquitlam Support Group: Change, Crisis to Creativity meets Thursday evenings. Group meets twice a month to support one another through major changes, including unemployment, family crisis, death, illness, separation/divorce, empty nest, retirement, etc., and working towards positive, creative lifestyle. Info: Mara, 604-931-7070. • Fibromyalgia support group meets every fourth Thursday of each month at Dogwood Pavilion, 7 p.m. Info: Joan, 604-9442506. • Dogwood White Cane Club meets every Thursday from September to June, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Dogwood Pavilion. Those who are legally blind (registered with the CNIB) are welcome. • CancerConnection peer volunteers offer one-to-one information and emotional support to people living with cancer. Info: 1-888-939-3333. • Tri-Cities Caregiver Network gives caregivers a safe place to express and deal with their emotions and concerns. Group discussions, speakers and films are part of the program. Meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. • DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Alliance church, corner of Mariner and Spuraway, Coquitlam. Seminar sessions include “Facing my Anger,” “Facing my Loneliness,” “Depression,” “Forgiveness” and “New Relationships.” Info: 604464-6744. • The Compassionate Friends, Coquitlam Chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Como Lake United church (entrance at 1110 King Albert St., Coquitlam). The Compassionate Friends is an international, nonprofit, non-denominational, self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, grief education and hope for the future to all families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause. Info: Jane, 604-931-8026 or Sandra, coquitlam@ tcfcanada.net. • Living Room, a faithbased support group for people with mood disorders, their family and friends, put on by New Life community church and Mood Disorders Association of BC, first and third Tuesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m., 8765 Government St., Burnaby. Info: Mark, 604-939-9346 or Graeme, 604-444-1228.

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• Mood Disorders Association of BC support group meets first and third Monday of each month, Burquitlam Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave. Info: Ian, 604-417-4604 or Ed, 604-873-0103. MDA PoCo support group meets every other Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m., New View Society at Elgin House, 205-2248 Elgin Ave., PoCo. Info: Coral, 604-944-7489. MDA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support and education for people with mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Families members and friends are welcome. • TRICEPS, Tri-Cities Early Psychosis Support meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Eagle Ridge Hospital (Parklane Room), PoMo. TRICEPS is a non-profit support group providing education and support to parents, spouses and siblings whose family member has recently been diagnosed with psychosis. • Women in Mid-life Self-help Group meets first and third Wednesdays of each month, Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam. Info: Lynne, 604-937-3946. • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre. Info: 604-936-2632. • TOPS BC #1399 Port Coquitlam meets Wednesdays 8:45 a.m. in the green room at Wilson Centre, PoCo. Info: Pearl, 604-945-4950.

• 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. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) invites new members to join in weight loss Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., Coquitlam rec centre on Poirier Street, in the McGill Room. Info: Maria, 604-939-0579. • LifeRing Secular Recovery support group is being established in Coquitlam. Info: 604-3771364; lifering@shaw.ca, www.unhooked.com, www.lifering.com. • TOPS 2574, a nonprofit, weight control support group, meets 9 a.m. Fridays in the Centennial Lounge at Poirier rec cen-

tre, 624 Poirier St. Info: Ann, 604-931-8419. • ADHD parent support group meets 7-9 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, family resource centre, Coronation Park elementary school, 135 Balmoral Dr., PoMo. • PoCo Stroke Recovery Club meets Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wilson Centre (at PoCo rec complex); group is for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Ongoing programs such as exercise, info on stroke prevention, programs to improve memory skills, social and recreational activities, companionship and opportunities to meet new friends and more. Info: 604-942-2334. • B.C. Schizophrenia Society meets the second Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m., McGee Room, Poirier rec centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-931-2120. • Coquitlam Women’s Transition House is an emergency shelter for physically and/or emotionally abused women and their children. Info: 604-464-2020. • Al-Anon Family Group meets 1 p.m. Mondays, including holidays, at Como Lake United church, home of Marmont and Serenity Saturday Al-Anon groups. Does someone you’re close to drink at the wrong times, or too much? Info: 604-688-1716. • AA at Como Lake United church Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam.

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Comedy under the tree

By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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f you don’t yet know of Canadian classical jazz singer Jill Barber, you will. Actually, you MUST. Some Tri-City music enthusiasts already got a sweet taste of her exquisite, sultry vocal stylings when she steamed up the room while teaming with her singer-songwriter brother, Matthew, for the marquee performance at the recent Port Moody Festival of the Arts. Even more will get the chance when she and her five-piece band take the stage Dec. 1 (8 p.m.) at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre for Jill Barber: An Intimate Holiday Special. Evergreen will be Jill Barber’s 34th of 38 dates on her cross-Canada tour –– the largest yet for the transplanted Torontonian and, later, Nova Scotian who now calls Vancouver home. And while playing with her Ontario-based brother in PoMo was a special and now-rare event as their hectic work calendars seldom jive being thousands of miles apart, Barber said performing her own songs with her talented, tight-knit band is also a phenomenal experience in which they revel in engaging the audience to the point they make the viewers feel they’re truly an integral part of the show. “We have a lot of time to tweak it and make it the best it can possibly be,” Barber told The Tri-City News Friday on the phone from her most recent tour stop, Prince Rupert. “It’s amazing to be up there on stage... making it a very special, magical and memorable experience. It’s all about intimacy.”

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Canadian jazz singer Jill Barber brings her signature smoky sound to the Evergreen Cultural Centre Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. for Jill Barber: An Intimate Holiday Special. Just 31 years old, Barber is an already well-decorated, accomplished artist, having been nominated for a Juno Award in 2008 as New Artist of the Year for her disc, Chances –– the fifth she’s produced, with the latest being the release earlier this year of the ever-romantic Mischievous Moon. From her humble beginnings as a shy acoustic folk singer on home-town coffee-house stages, Barber has risen to far greater heights while influenced heavily by great ladies of song like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf. “Everybody always remarked to me that my voice sounds like it’s from another era and I always felt a nostalgia for music,” said Barber, whose smoky-voiced blasts to the past include Oh My My, in which she aches over utter heartbreak and cap-

tivates her internet audience with a video cast and set in 1950s decor. Barber has also begun to cross language barriers, inspired by her growing French-speaking fan base and a recent month-long visit to the south of France, where she enrolled in French immersion school. In fact, the first single on Mischievous Moon –– Dis-Moi/Tell Mee –– is released in both languages. “I love the French language and French culture,” said Barber, who doesn’t rule out the possibility of one day producing a disc entirely in French. “It’s the language of love.” • For more information, visit www.jillbarber.com and for tickets, go to www.evergreenculturalcentre. ca or call 605-927-6555. newsroom@tricitynews.com

Quartet breaks down Bartók By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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The Microcosmos String Quartet will launch the second Yarilo Music Society series with a recital at a Port Moody home on Sunday at 7 p.m., when the group will perform pieces by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Visit www. yarilomusic.com for more information.

There’s nothing easy about Béla Bartók’s music. The 20th century Hungarian composer penned intense pieces for the piano, strings and symphony, using traditional folk songs from his native country for inspiration. But a relatively new string quartet, which is performing two of his works in Port Moody on Sunday, is trying to break down Bartók by playing his music over and over at small venues around Metro Vancouver. “Bartók is just like Beethoven,” said Tawnya Popoff, a violist with Microcosmos that also includes violinists Marc Destrubé and Andrea Siradze, and cellist Peggy Lee. “He was foreign and crazy and nobody understood what he was doing because he was trying new things. Some people loved it, some people didn’t but now he’s a classic because we’ve heard his music so much. “What we want to do is bring familiarity with Bartók, too, be-

cause he hasn’t had the same deserving exposure,” she said. Popoff, a Calgary native who has her master’s degree from Rice University and was in a New York-based string quartet, described Bartók as a game changer for modern strings. An ethnomusicologist, Bartók wrote six string quartets, which form the core of Microcosmos’ repertoire. The quartet plays at least one per show as well as some 20th and 21st century pieces from other composers. Still, despite their heavy program, the Microcosmos’ performances are simple as they prefer intimate spaces. Popoff said the most unusual settings they’ve played have been in an art gallery in Brackendale and a courtyard in Yaletown. “Our goal is to bring music into people’s lives instead of asking them to come to the music,” she said. “We want to avoid being part of a list of concert series in a big concert hall where there’s a separation from the stage and you can only hear the performance once, and if you can’t,

you’re out of luck. “That’s not our style,” she said. “We learn so much more from repeated performances and we want to provide a setting where the audience can connect with us, too.” Anna Levy, founder of the nonprofit Yarilo Music Society who is hosting Microcosmos at her Glenayre home, called the group “the very best Vancouver musicians. Some of them enjoy an international reputation and I really, really hope that our Tri-City community will appreciate this.” • Tickets to the Microcosmos recital at 34 Shoreline Circle on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. are $20/$15. For more information, call 604-9369752 or visit yarilomusic.com. The Yarilo series continues Jan. 22 with Mexican concert pianist Edison Quintana; May 12 (Contemplating After Easter: Ritual and Prayer); June 10 (Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet: Metamorphosis); and July 7 and 8 (Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheus and the Prefatory Act). jwarren@tricitynews.com

Catch an improv comedy show and help feed hungry families in the TriCities at the same time by checking out Table 23’s annual show Under the Christmas Tree. This year there are two incarnations of the show, a matinee for kids and an evening show (with a PG rating) for the grown-ups, ensuring that everyone can share in the laughs at Second Storey Theatre. “T he holiday season is a particularly difficult time for many families, and this year the need for support is even greater,” said Table 23’s Brad Rossington in a release, adding Share expects to help 1,800 TriCity families this Christmas. The improv group is conducting a food drive in conjunction with the show, and donating all net proceeds to Share Family Services. This year marks the third annual Under the Christmas Tree, a show that mixes comedy, improv and music. Second Storey artistic director G r a h a m M ye r s said the show has become a classic for all ages. “They like seeing how it changes from year to year,” he said. Parents can bring their kids to the matinee show, which will be fully improvised and interactive; they’ll get to talk with puppets and help the performers sing songs and tell stories about Christmas. T he evening show gets a PG rating with a combination of improv and sketch comedy, as well as plenty of music. see SHOWS, S O S, page g 31


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“The show pokes fun at the Christmas season and everything that comes along with that, from carols and Santa Claus to social issues and family gatherings,” said comedian Jennifer Pielak, adding it’s “guaranteed to leave

audiences laughing.” • Under the Christmas Tree runs Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 2 to 17, at Second Storey Theatre (201-2550 Shaughnessy St., PoCo). Saturday matinees are at 3 p.m.; tickets are $5/$2. Evening shows are on both nights at 8 p.m.; tick-

ets are $10/$8. Bring a food donation for Share and be entered into a draw for a season’s pass to Second Storey Theatre. Tickets are available at the door or by emailing secondstoreytheatre@gmail.com. Visit www.table23.com for more info.

Light up the square Japanese Taiko drumming, heritage baking and museum tours are part of this we e ke n d ’s f re e holiday celebration at Carré Heritage Square in Coquitlam. Light up the Square: A Lanter n Af f air r u n s S at u rd ay, Dec. 3 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maillardville plaza (1120 Brunette Ave.) behind Place des Arts. Attendees can make a lantern and take part in the light show at 5:15 p.m. As well, Place des Arts’ students will be singing about the Christmas spirit while adult pottery students will hold a show and sale. For a full roster of Light up the Square, which is sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, visit placedesarts.ca and click on the Light up the Square link under Our News.

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PoMo writer’s Patron Saint at Revue Stage By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

We’d like to think that Christmas is a time of joy and family harmony, but let’s be real — the holidays aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. Such was the inspiration for Port Moody resident Hiro Kanagawa’s play, The Patron Saint of Stanley Park, playing for the second year at the Arts Club Theatre’s Revue Stage Dec. 1 to 24. “It’s a family play for Christmastime, but it’s not really a traditional play in that it has a bit

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more reality to it,” he said. “It addresses the notion that Christmas isn’t all roses for a lot of families.” The play is set during the Christmas of 2006 and tells the story of two kids whose father has died the year before. They decide to go to

Stanley Park to have a memorial for him, but they get caught in a ferocious storm. They are rescued by a mysterious vagabond who takes them to a magical world beneath Prospect Point, and the experience helps them understand the spirit of Christmas,

and to come to terms with their grief. “There were a lot of sniffles in the audience last year,” Kanagawa acknowledged. “It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s uplifting, parts of it might even be disturbing.” see STORY STORY,, page 33

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ARTS CALENDAR THIS MONTH

â&#x20AC;˘ Nov. 28 to Dec. 2: SD43 presents MetFest, an annual one-act play festival. Different plays each night adjudicated by actor and director Michael Fera, at Heritage Woods secondary at 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 1: Jill Barber: An Intimate Holiday Special, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 8 p.m. Tickets at 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 2: Susan Vigneux and Don Kellett of Stringz Aloud play a mix of swing, jazz and traditional tunes at the Gathering Place at Leigh Squareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossroads Coffeehouse. Doors open at 7 p.m., open stage 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and feature show at 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 3: Light up the Square: A Lantern Affair presented by Place des Arts, Mackin House

Museum and Gare de Fraser Mills, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit www.placedesarts.ca. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 3: Celebrate the Burrard Inlet Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th and Andres Wineryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th anniversaries at 2120 Vintner St., PoMo with a closing exhibition from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit electronicavenue. shawwebspace.ca. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 2-17: Under the Christmas Tree, an improv comedy show byTable 23, features kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; matinees Saturdays at 3 p.m. and an adult (PG) show Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at Second Storey Theatre. Visit www.secondstoreytheatre.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 3: Dogwood Songsters present free Christmas concert with refreshments, 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Poirier Library (575 Poirier St.).

â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 3: The Coquitlam Chorale presents Sing for Joy, a collection of seasonal classics, at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Tickets are $20/$10 at 604940-8070 or from Chorale members. Visit coquitlamchorale.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 4: Microcosmos Plays BartĂłk in the Yarilo Concert Series, 7 p.m. at 34 Shoreline Circle, PoMo. More information at 604936-9752 or yarilomusic. com.

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The story is a variation on the stories of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the protector of children now known as Santa Claus. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a personal story for Kanagawa, who started writing Patron Saintt as a new father. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a year-anda-half-old son and a daughter on the way, and I started thinking about what would happen if I were to die. What would the children know of me?â&#x20AC;? Kanagawa said he also felt strongly that as a city, Vancouver suffered from an identity crisis and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;lack of mythology.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for artists in this region to engage with the history and mythos of the city,â&#x20AC;? he added, noting the play also references Canada Line construction on Cambie Street and other aspects of Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Stanley Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. He wrote the play w i t h f u n d i n g f ro m the Arts Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Commissions Project, which provides re-

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Brian Linds in the Arts Club Theatre Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of The Patron Saint of Stanley Park. sources to established Vancouver artists to create original works for the company; Patron Saint premiered last year to critical and popular acclaim. Kanagawa has spent 20 years acting and writing for the stage and screen, with recent credits including The Secret Circle, Steven Seagalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s True Justice, Blackstone and Tiger of Malaya. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pleasure for me to see Hiroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play return this season and reach even more families,â&#x20AC;? said Rachel Ditor, Arts Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literary manager. The Patron Saint of

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Shallon Olsen and Briannah Tsang, both of Coquitlam’s Omega Gymnastics Club, each picked up medals Sunday at the Top Gym competition in Charleroi, Belgium. Olsen, who won the bronze medal Saturday in the all-around competition, won silver on floor (13.500) and bronze on vault (13.775). Tsang won gold on vault with a 14.350 average on a double twisting Yurchenko and a Yurchenko 1.5. She was also 11th on balance beam and eighth on floor exercise. She added a second gold in the mixed team competition alongside Evguenia Shelgunova of Russia, Tara Mauchel of Mississagua, Ont., and Iuliia Chemareva of Russia.

Record for Rockwood Adam Rockwood of C o q u i t l a m n o t ch e d three points last weekend to cap an unforgettable month for the Vancouver North East Chiefs player. T he second-year Major Midget hockey league standout set a record with 28 points in a month, surpassing the previous best mark of 24 set by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, now of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Rockwood helped the first-place Chiefs tackle the Thompson Blazers in a pair or games, 5-2 and 6-2.

Nitro nixes Surrey U. Tia Edgar knocked in three goals to guide Port Moody Nitro to a well-earned 3-1 triumph Sunday over Surrey United Chaos in a girls Under-17 Gold soccer match. Hannah van Buuren and Jen Sardinha also scored for Nitro. • In a women’s Metro U-21 Gold outing, Michelle Francis scored twice and Jahtania Gallo grabbed the shutout as Coquitlam MetroFord Synergy blanked Cliff Avenue 3-0 at Percy Perry Stadium. Bahar Khodabakhsh also tallied for firstplace Synerg y, who jumped to 6-2-3.

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Season closes on Cinderella Fox, pesky Cents in JV football semis By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Terry Fox Ravens’ turnaround season hit a heartbreaking end Thursday. After struggling through a 1-8 campaign last season, the Ravens pulled a 180-degree turn to go 8-1 this year, only to then fall 23-18 to Victoria’s Mt. Douglas Rams in a B.C. AAA junior varsity high school football clash at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. Centennial Centaurs were spilled 37-6 in Thursday’s other JV semifinal, spoiling a chance for a Tri-City team to play for a provincial title Saturday at BC Place Stadium. The Ravens fell behind 16-0 to the Rams before Sam

DeGroot plowed into the end zone from two yards out to cut the margin to 16-6 late in the third quarter. After the Rams made it 23-6, the Ravens stormed back with quarterback Conner McKee connecting with Nick Agnoletto on a 62-yard pass-and-run major to make it a 23-12 count. After recovering the ensuing on-side kick, it took just three plays for McKee to hook up with Jake Bye for a 19-yard scoring toss to trim the Rams’ lead to 23-18. T h e d r a m a c o n t i nu e d to build, as the Ravens then forced the Rams into a threeand-out and regained posses-

sion on their own 48-yard stripe with time winding down. McKee hit DeGroot on a key 19-yard pass on fourth down to take Fox to the Rams’ 20-yard line, and eventually to the 15, where the Ravens took two cracks at scoring before losing the ball on downs after two tosses to the end zone went incomplete. It marked a tough end to an otherwise stellar season under new head coach Dave Lehman. “Throughout the season, there were many fine reports and comments about this young crew [of players] and they have been a credit to

our school,” said Fox spokesman Jorge Knizek. “Really, it was such a fine, fine season for these boys and I really can’t say enough good things or heap too much praise on them.” McKee finished 10-of-19 passing with a pair of touchdowns, while DeGroot rushed for 97 yards and a major on 18 carries. McKee also packed the ball himself 20 times for 93 yards, with Agnoletto his top target with three catches for 57 yards, including a score. Defensively, Fox was led by Jason Shamatutu with 4.5 tackles. Adrial Sellers was next with 3.5, with Kyle Miller and Isaiah Stevens next with three apiece.

Call it home ice disadvantage. Regardless, the Coquitlam Express managed a homeand-home –– er, aw ay - a n d - aw ay –– split with the Langley Rivermen as part of last weekend’s B.C. Hockey Lea gue 50th anniversary celebration. On Friday, the River men built period leads of 2-0 and 3-0 on way to a 5-2 victory over the Jr. ‘A’ Express at the Poirier Sports Complex. The next night, it was Coquitlam’s tur n to get the jump, racing to an early 3-1 margin and coasting to a 6-3 win. The results left the Express with a 12-9-1-2 record and in fifth spot in the ever-tight eight-team Coastal C o n f e re n c e, i n which last-place Langley moved to 10-14-0-0. On Friday, Cody Michelle returned recently from a broken jaw to net both Coquitlam goals, but only after the Rivermen had built a cozy 4-0 lead by the midway mark of the third period. O n S at u rd ay, Alex Petan struck net twice for the Express, whose other goals came via Michelle, B r a d y S h a w, Stephen Ryan and Justin Georgeson. The Express host the Surrey Eagles on Saturday, 7 p.m.

Black Cats upset Pilots – then their own GM By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

How does a puck team beat a league heavyweight 5-4 on the road one night and get bombed 7-1 the next at home by a mediocre squad? If you have the answer, call Ron Luniw. He’s dying to hear it. Actually, it’s likely too late for a handful of Port Moody B l a ck Pa n t h e r s, wh o m Luniw said Monday “will be

leaving” the team after Team Schizophrenic was stomped by six goals Saturday by the barely .500 North Delta Flyers at PoMo Rec Complex. T h e l o p s i d e d Pa c i f i c International Jr. ‘B’ hockey league loss came one night after the Cats bolted back from a 4-1 deficit to shave the vaunted Pilots 5-4 in overtime in always-tough Abbotsford, giving PoMo just its third victory in its last 12 games.

“I just don’t know anymore,” Luniw, the Black Panthers general manager, spat. “We can play when we want to play but that’s the problem, we play when we want to play. We’re going to make some changes fast and it’s going to be a bomb to everybody. I can’t sit and watch this anymore, we’re too good of a team.” The results left the Cats at 6-10-4-1 and soundly in third spot in the five-team

Harold Brittain Conference, while the second-place Pilots slipped to 13-6-1-0. Meanwhile, the Flyers moved to 8-7-4-0 in third place in the Tom Shaw Conference. The Flyers went five-for-10 on the powerplay and blew open a 3-1 first-period lead by netting the game’s final four goals –– all with the man advantage. The Cats went onefor-three on the powerplay, with Dylan Friel’s goal the lone tally PoMo could man-

age while getting out-shot 47-28 in the game. In Abby, Trevor Kang’s marker 2:07 into OT gave the Cats a dramatic come-frombehind triumph. Julian Klaric stole the show for PoMo, whipping in three goals and assisting on two others. Cam Patterson notched the other marker. ICING: The Cats host the 7-9-2-3 Grandview Steelers on Saturday at PoMo Rec Complex, 7:45 p.m.


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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 BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. bcclassified.com


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HELP WANTED

Calling All Sports Minded Individuals!!!

$11 - $20/hr! Like music and a team environment? No experience necessary, no telemarketing, 10 openings available! Benefits after 6 mos.

Call Erica at 604 777 2195 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

Carriers Needed The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area: 6072 146-286 April Rd 2-27 Crawford Bay 2-38 Darney Bay 183 Roe Dr 8779 2535-2574 Fuchsia Pl 1316-1342 Honeysuckle Lane 2532-2560 Jasmine Crt 9250 4008-4048 Ayling St 731-940 Huber Dr 844-884 Lynwood Ave 4020-4050 Mars Pl 712-890 Victoria Dr 6038 606-749 Carleton Dr 303-432 Princeton Ave 802-884 Washington Dr (even) 602-622 Waterloo Dr 505-566 Yale Rd 9893 2500-2520 Amber Crt 2500-2538 Platinum Lane 2500-2520 Quartz Pl 2500-2509 Silica Pl 1571-1615 Stoneridge Lane 6187 3-55 Hawthorn Dr 9033 741-760 Capital Crt 753-795 Citadel Dr 9027 1206-1275 Confederation Dr 810-863 McLennan Crt 8166 2218-2304 Kugler Ave 2217-2299 Lorraine Ave 365-387 Mundy St 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 9899 3180-3195 Caufield Ridge 3090-3171 Plateau Blvd 9019 1355-1380 Citadel Dr 6003 2201-2235 Brookmount Dr (odd) 101-214 Clearview Dr 170-208 Edward Cres 200-239 Moray St 3209-3234 Pinda Dr 3210-3290 Portview Pl 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

@ 604-472-3042 and quote the route number.

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 MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

Tri-City News Wednesday, November 30, 2011, A37 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 134

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

PERSONAL SERVICES

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

188

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

COOKS - P/T & F/T REQUIRED at Lougheed Village Bar & Grill. Must have Experience. Fax Resume: 604-421-0365, Email: villagepub@lougheedapartments.ca F/T Cook - Sushi 1.99 To Go (Coq). 3-5 yrs exp. Prepare & cook meals. $17/hr Tel: 604-936-0222 WENDY’S IS HIRING CREW for all positions, Mon-Sun, 7am-3am shifts Apply within: 1525 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam. No calls please.

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

206

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

RECEPTIONIST / OFFICE ASSISTANT SURREY BASED (F/T) 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.

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CLEANING SERVICES

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS TRADES, TECHNICAL

604-468-8889 candymassage.blogspot.com/ .

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

Running this ad for 7yrs

COQUITLAM LANDSCAPING ★ FALL CLEANUP ★ S S S S

RENO & REPAIR

GARDENING

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

Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed. Call John

604-464-8700 ~ 778-867-8785

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”

Renovations / Repairs

Home & Castle Handymen 604-833-9525 288

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

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Interior $695 (upto 1000 sq.ft.)

Seniors Discount 30% English Craftsman Bonded & Insured. Since 1978 Spraypainting Call (604) 462-8528, 218-9618

TRICITY Pro Painter-Refs. Interior Spec. WCB. Dragan 604-8058120 www.montenegropainting.com

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

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

Kristy 604.488.9161 AUTOS: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking. call 604.575.5555

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500. 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

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877556-3500. NEED CASH FAST? GET A LOAN ANY TIME YOU WANT! Sell or Pawn your Valuables Online Securely, From Home. APPLY ONLINE TODAY: www.PawnUp.com OR CALL TOLL FREE : 1-888-4357870.

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

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

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

604-777-5046

.Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing

Prompt Delivery Available

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

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

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643

Seven Days a Week

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DRYWALL

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 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

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ELECTRICAL

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

(#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.

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.

Call 604-802-6722 Visit our website:

www.stonebridgeom.com

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

LANDSCAPING

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD - Est. 1989 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

(604)465-1311

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

Ph: 604-942-4383

meadowslandscapesupply.com

www.proaccpainting.com

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.

STAN’S PAINTING

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GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

M.T. GUTTERS

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Professional Installation

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

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

604-537-4140

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers

From $48/per

• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

604-524-2177

Over 20 year experience

www.ezgomovers.com

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

Greg 604-818-0165 Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

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

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

Call Ian @ 604-724-6373

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

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

MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

GUTTER CLEANING

✶ Electrical Service Repairs

✶ Lighting Design ✶ Home Automation (iPhone, iPad integration)

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

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

NEED CASH TODAY?

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306

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UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

PAINT SPECIAL

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

CABINET MAKER

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Please e-mail resume to: jobs@westcoastmoulding.com or fax: 604-513-1194

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andrew.northstar.interiors@gmail.com

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

CONCRETE & PLACING

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

Call 7 days/week

778-245-9069

VISION EXOTIK FLOORING INC.

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

If you have what it takes?

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

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

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

HERFORT CONCRETE

778-245-9069

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

GREEN & CLEAN

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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

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS

.

Great Dollar’s Offered for Qualified Candidates.

PERSONAL SERVICES

275

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

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.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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

WE NEED YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

Experienced or Apprentice required for custom millwork shop in Poco. Call 604-941-1588 or Fax. 604-941-1538 JOURNEYMAN/LEAD hand plumber needed for North Van Townhouse & Warehouse site. Also require 3rd and 4th year apprentices. Wages Negotiable depending on experience. ICBA Benefit package included. Apprentices must include copy of ITA Transcripts. email to marian@russellmechanical.ca SKILLED WORKERS Always in Demand. Pre-employment Welder, Millwright/Machinist program. 16 weeks and write first year apprenticeship exam. Be ready for high paying, in demand trades jobs. Starts Jan. 3, 2012. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office, joe@autotanks.ca or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax; cindy@autotanks.ca

POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed

SALES

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909

SALES REPRESENTATIVES

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263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

338

PLUMBING

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

50% Off Labour Winter Special

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


A38 Wednesday, November 30, 2011, Tri-City News HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS LEAKY ROOF? Call JJ ROOFING Repairs, New & Re-Roof. Prompt Quality Service Excellent References *Free Estimates *WCB Insured *Member BBB

Call Jas @ 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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PETS 477

PETS

CHUG beaut pups (chihuahua/pug), 8 wks, 1 F, 3 M, vet chk, deworm, 1st shot, $575, (778)231-2023. 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 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PUG & BOSTON Terrier cross, 14 weeks. Brindle. Vet ✓ & first shots. $650. Call 604-302-7454. PUREBRED ENGLISH STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER PUPS. The ORIGINAL NANNY DOG. Vet checked, microchipped, 1st shots & CKC reg. Please phone 604 839 7604, pls lve msg if no answer. Shepherd/Lab X, 5 black, 2 yellow, 5 males, 2 females, $200/each. (604)316-2757 SHIHTZU- Bichon Puppies 7 wks, vet checked, dewormed. Ready to go. $500/each. (604)581-8354

REAL ESTATE RECREATIONAL

640

FOR SALE CABIN FROM THE FOUNDATION UP ONLY: Cabin must be moved from its current location at Brooklyn, BC. Please call after 5:00 250-365-6371 or email jbalfour@shaw.ca for details. Open to offers

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

www.dannyevans.ca

RENT TO OWN

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

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

604-936-4774, 604-931-4648

GARIBALDI Court

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

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

EXTRA

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

220.JUNK(5865)

604.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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SUNDECKS

WHEATEN TERRIER pups, perfect family dog. $1400. Meet your pet! Call (604)825-3966

APPLIANCES

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

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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

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

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TREE SERVICES

548

BBY nr Lough. Mall, full house., 6bdrm, + den, dbl garage Now. ns/np/refs, $2400 mo. P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

518

Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

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

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

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604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

FURNITURE

BURNABY

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

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755. COQUITLAM - New Condo 2978 Glen Dr; Lrg 2 BR; 2 Bath 925 sf; lndry; prkng; $1400 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 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)

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

560

MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

REAL ESTATE

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

PETS 477

PETS

BOXER PUPPIES ready now. Tails docked, vet checked & dewormed. $850. 604-845-0355 (Chilliwack) CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

636

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

For more info. google us. PITT MEADOWS

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

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

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

Polo Club Apartments

604.465.7221 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 & $785/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034. PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

PORT COQUITLAM

CEDARWAY APT

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

Dragan 778-788-1845 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam Beautiful, large, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $750. Close to Lougheed Mall, transit, parks shopping. Nestled in a park like setting, a must see. Parking, laundry room. For more info & viewing call

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

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

Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net PORT MOODY Central 2 bed, 2 bth 25th flr, 3 yr bldg, S. facing, clubhouse, partyroom, walk to Newport Village. No pets. Avail Dec 1. $1420 + utils. Call Bob (604)512-5351. PORT MOODY

Time to move into Fall .... At, The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS. Starting at $750/mo.

Call 604-724-6967

NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, December 4th 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442

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

Call 604-830-9781 www.aptrentals.net 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

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2011 AUTUMN RIDGE 264RKS

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1989 MERCEDES 420 SEL, Air Cared, 117,000km. Black w/gray lthr. int., pw., ps., a/c, $3900 obo (604)997-4045

810

DSI water heater, A/C, microwave, awning, 3 burner range, outside shower. $19,483 (Stk.30630) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

AUTO FINANCING

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2011 LAREDO 266RL

Elec. awning, elec. stab jacks,LCD TV, 2 slides, microwave and much more! $32,483 (Stk.30916) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

1-800-910-6402

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

COQUITLAM - House 3162 Sechelt Dr; 3 BR; 2 Bath 1300 sf; lndry; $1500 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm house fam rm, garage, avail immed. Pets OK. $900 + utils. 604-866-8182 PORT COQUITLAM - House 3771 Wellington; 4 BR; 3 Bath 2300 sf; lndry; garage; rec room Lge. yard w/ pool; $2200 Dec. 1 Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666 PORT MOODY - Townhouse 303 Highland Way; 3 BR; 1 Bath 1000 sf; lndry; $1200 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now, or we can deliver to you. www.DriveHomeNow.com 877-758-7311 or 250-751-5205. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

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HOMES FOR RENT

STORAGE

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

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SUITES, LOWER

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. COQUITLAM-Cape Horn: Vry clean 3Bdr, 2 bthrm, 2 garage. $1700/mo + 2/3 utils. n/s, n/p. Avl. now. 604931-7276 or 778-378-7276. 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 1 or 2 bdrm. suites, Dec. 1. (604)710-4739 COQUITLAM nr Lougheed Mall, 2 bdrm ste, avail now. $800 incl utils. (604) 783-0575 or 689-9885 PORT Coquitlam. 2 bdrm ste 1000sf, sep ent, sh W/D NS/NP $995 incl util Dec 1. 604-942-8565 PORT COQUITLAM, Oxford/Fraser. New 1 bdrm. Avail now. New appli. $750. incl util. No cable. N/S, N/P. Nr. amenities. 604-364-6250. WW.PLATEAU 2 bdrm + den 2 bath very bright grd flr ste, nice bckyd, incl 5 appls, nr schl & bus. $1250 incl utils. Avail now. 778-840-9476

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SUITES, UPPER

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1956 Restored Pontiac - 4 door Hardtop, GMC welding Rig. (604)464-7554 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519 2005 CHRYSLER 300, grey, V6, auto, loaded, leather, 108 km, $9,500 obo. Phone (604)241-2530. 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519

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COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available

*No Pets *Avail Immediately ~also apartments available~

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

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 The Scrapper

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, 2” lift, 4x4, Air Cared, standard, new clutch. $5995 obo (604)826-0519 2008 JEEP PATRIOT - North Edition 5 spd, 40,000 kms. Warranty. $16,000/obo. (604)525-3508

TRUCKS & VANS

2005 CHEVY UPLANDER, grey, 7 pass., V6 auto, fully loaded, 93 km, $6,500 obo. Phone (604)241-2530.

2009 SUZUKI SWIFT PLUS - 5 dr, 39,000k. Good shape. Like new. $8888: Call Don (604)581-3613

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

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.

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2011 WILDCAT 282RK

Call 604-942-2012

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN By virtue of WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN for C.T. INLET MARINE REPAIRS INC., we will dispose of the following units to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale. File No.: 11-308 23 Foot Columbia Sailboat H.I.N.: None R/O: DYCK, IAN Indebtedness $5,298.33 plus per diem Day of sale is Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 12:00 NOON.

www.coquitlampropertyrentals.com PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938 PORT Moody - Townhouse - 3 BR; 1 Bath 1100 sf; lndry; $1300 n/s,n/p nr bus and Newport Village 604941-2990

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

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TOWNHOUSES

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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1992 VOLVO 940 4 dr. sedan, auto, low mi., leather int., gray, Air Cared. Good cond. $3700. (604)351-7704 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. 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,230 (604)328-1883

Coquitlam Shaug/Lough 3 bdrm 2 bath balcony fncd yd 2 car garage Dec/Jan $1200+utils. 604-945-0534

*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces COQUITLAM

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Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms only avail. $911/mo. Shares $2500.

Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Ref’s Req’d & Absolutely No Pets

TOWNHOUSES

Do you want to live in the security of a family community?

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms

HOMES WANTED

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

Senior Move-In Allowance.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody

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

627

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.

St. John’s Apartments

Hyland Manor

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Great location for seniors!

604-464-3550 Coquitlam/Port Moody

WHATTLEKAINUM HOUSING CO-OP ORIENTATION

in Great Area - Blue Mtn & Austin *Nr Lougheed Mall, Skytrain/Bus*

3 BDRM. & 2 BDRMS.

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

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COQUITLAM - West

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now

TOY FOX TERRIER PUPPIES Avail. Dec.12/11. Aver. adult 5-10 lbs. Happy. lively, inquisitive, friendly, attach to family, easily trained, litter box train. Enjoy agility, Exc. for children 5+ yrs.,elderly & apt. Family raised w/children. CKC reg., vet ✓, 1st shots, dewormed, tattoo, 6 wks health ins. & puppy kit. INQUIRE KAREN: 250-656-9696. Restoretobalance@telus.net

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PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm townhome $830/mo. Quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-942-2277

BURNABY

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

TRANSPORTATION

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

RENTALS 700

RENTALS

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.

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

604.587.5865

RENTALS

Absolute Bailiffs Inc. Dual pane windows, ext. shower, fantastic fan, microwave, elec. power awning, DSI water heater. $32,483 (stk.30380) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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