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NOV. 26, 2010 www.tricitynews.com

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Snow hit the Tri-Cities and the rest of the Lower Mainland early Thursday, blanketing the region in soft, white flakes. Above, a fisher takes a break on the pier at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. Below, a pedestrian strolls past an appropriately decorated window at Glen Drive and the High Street in Coquitlam. The snow as expected to be washed away by rain and higher temperatures.

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TransLink’s tax vote put off ’til 2011 Bond blinks, agrees to more talks on TransLink funding By Jeff Nagel

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Transportation Minister Shirley Bond has relented and agreed to wait until the new year to find a range of new financing mechanisms to fund TransLink and ensure the Evergreen Line gets built. The move means Metro Vancouver mayors won’t vote as planned Dec. 9 on the TransLink board’s proposal that they authorize raising property taxes at least $36 per average household to fund the $1.4-billion rapid transit line to Coquitlam. Lower Mainland cities had been told they had to approve some method by the end of this year to deliver their $400-million share of the Evergreen Line costs as well as phase one of the North Fraser Perimeter Road or federal contributions expire.

Por t Moody city council has failed to make a business case for why TransLink should build the Murray-Clarke Connector, TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis told city council Tuesday. And that left many councillors and Mayor Joe Trasolini asking: What about the business of our multi-million-dollar contracts? Jarvis appeared before council to answer questions about Evergreen Line funding and the removal of the Murray-Clarke Connector from TransLink’s 2011 supplemental budget.

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School concerns over cell tower By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

What’s your view on this time of year? Send your winter-weather photos to The Tri-City News and we’ll publish a selection of your seasonal visual delights on a special page during the holiday season. Email jpegs to newsroom@tricitynews.com with “My Winter Photos” in the subject line, and make sure to tell us your name, where you live and where the photos were taken.

A new cell tower being proposed next to Coquitlam River elementary in Port Coquitlam has some parents concerned that their children’s health could be in jeopardy. If approved by the city of PoCo, the tower would be located approximately 120 m from the school, well within the 305 m buffer area called for by School District 43 policy.

Alison Goulding, chair of the Coquitlam River elementary school parent advisory council, said the city and Rogers Communication should find another place to put the tower. “It is not something we want to see next to our school,” she said. “I find it hard to believe that with all of the developments going on that they can’t find a better site.” see TOWER TOWER,, page 17


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Pain, piano and giving back Lifetime of physical challenges can’t keep a Coquitlam piano teacher from helping her students and her community By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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f Kyung-Hee Choi were to play the piano at a benefit concert she’s hosting Saturday, the piece she would choose is Rhapsody No. 1 in B-minor Opus 79 by Johannes Brahms. The Coquitlam music teacher loves the German composer’s heavy chords and sad melodies. His Romantic pieces, she says, remind her of her life. But she won’t be playing at the recital. She can’t. The rheumatism she’s suffered for 15 years has gnarled her hands so badly that she can only show her students basic technique now. In September, she had surgery in her right hand and plans to have an operation in her wrist next year. Her disability is compounded by a constant ache in her stomach. In her early 20s, Choi, 51, developed ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disorder that has sent her to the hospital many times and has ended her life-long dream of becoming a university professor of music and a concert pianist. The surgeries and medicines have made her bones weak and her joints sore. Winter is especially cruel, she says. Disease is no stranger. When she was eight months old, Choi contracted poliomyelitis, which caused a partial paralysis of her left leg. When it is cold, her limp legs go stiff and cold, too. She barely sleeps, she says, and binds her toes at night to counter the pain in her legs. And she is frank when she talks about her disabilities and the prejudice she encountered as a child growing up in her native

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Kyung-Hee Choi, in front of her Yamaha grand — one of five pianos in the music teacher’s Coquitlam home. For the second year, she and her students are hosting a benefit concert with the Helpful Hands of Classic Piano Society. The recital takes place Saturday at Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam. Korea where, she says, people with disabilities are not as accepted as in North America. She found out the hard way. While studying English as a second language and for her master’s degree in music at the University of North Texas in the 1990s, Choi said she was treated the same as anyone else. But when her sickness endured and she was forced to return to Korea, she said she was back to being treated like a second-class citizen. Choi found refuge in Coquitlam, where her eldest sister and her family lives. During

a visit in 1996, she took private swimming lessons at the City Centre Aquatic Complex. Being in the pool, she was told by her doctor in Korea, would help her with movement in her legs. A month later, she could swim a length and back. Choi decided to make Coquitlam her home and eventually became a landed immigrant. She volunteered in a kindergarten class to improve her English skills and took on piano students — all from Korean-Canadian families.

But again, Choi said she ran into the same barriers as at home: Her students’ parents were apprehensive about their children being taught by a disabled person. At one point, she recalls, a mother advised Choi not to get a wheelchair as it would bring attention to her disability. Still, she pursued teaching piano and the results paid off. Her students won competitions and scholarships, she said, adding one student is now at UBC studying for her master’s in piano. She describes her 16 students as “my life.” “They are my medicine. I have energy,” she said. “I can teach like I’m very, very healthy but, after, I lie on the bed.” With tears in her eyes, she added, “I have 24 hours of serious pain. But I have a very strong spirit... I have many things to be thankful for. I work hard and I have got students who always help me.” Last year, Choi registered her non-profit organization, Helpful Hands of Classic Piano Society, with the province and held a concert at Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital and for disabled people in Korea. Tomorrow, the society — made up of Choi and her students — is hosting its second annual recital at the same venue, for the same causes. The event is sponsored by Tom Lee Music in Coquitlam and will be attended by the Korean Consul General, said Hyesung Helen Han, a staff writer for the Vancouver Korean Presss who featured Choi in the Nov. 20 edition of her newspaper. Luckily for Choi, a student has chosen to perform some Brahms. • The Helpful Hands of Classic Piano Society concert is Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam. Admission is by donation. Choi has further plans for her students: She wants to take them on tour next year, including a stop in Korea in May, with the aim of bringing disability challenges to the forefront. jwarren@tricitynews.com

$250M for water pipeline from Coquitlam Metro will tunnel under Fraser River to ensure water flows By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

At an estimated cost of $230 million, Metro Vancouver’s latest megaproject will require a big outlay of taxpayers’ dollars — even though it’s basically a glorified water pipe to pump Coquitlam water to Surrey taps. Construction begins next year on the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel, which will replace the existing water main across the Fraser River that delivers much of the drinking water for Surrey, Delta and Langley and is at a significant risk of failing. “It’s a lot of money but it’s a high priority for us,” said Frank Huber, Metro Vancouver’s division manager of engineering support and technical services. A tunnel boring machine will act like a mechanical mole to grind a kilometre-long tunnel 30 m below the riverbed, just downstream of the Port Mann Bridge. The completed tunnel will link up to two 60-metre-deep shafts on either side of the river and ensure water from the Coquitlam reservoir continues to flow out of taps in the rapidly growing South-of-Fraser area. The project will take three to four years to complete. When finished, the new tunnel will more than double the capacity of the existing main, which was laid in a trench at the bottom of the river in 1974 and covered in riprap. Engineers discovered it wasn’t adequately armoured in 1997 when raging Fraser floodwaters dislodged a section and knocked it out of service. Severe water restrictions ensued in the Surrey area until a quick-fix

Metro Vancouver illustrations from plans for a pipe that will carry water from the Coquitlam reservoir to Surrey, running under the Fraser River. repair could be made. River erosion isn’t the only threat to the water line. “It would certainly fail in a moderate earthquake and maybe even in a minor one,” Huber said. “After a major earthquake, we want to be able to provide a certain amount of water to the communities throughout the region. This is a critical crossing to do that job.” Why didn’t Metro ask the transportation ministry to build the water line into the new Port Mann Bridge? That was examined but ruled out, Huber said, because the bridge won’t be as quake-proof as the under-theriver tunnel.

If the existing main failed before the new one is finished in 2014, it would be a challenge, Huber said, but Metro could draw water across the Fraser through two smaller mains to meet basic water needs in the Surrey area. All the region’s taxpayers will share in the cost of the new line under the Fraser, as they will with the $800-million Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant. The drinking water filtering plant is finished but the twin tunnels connecting the North Shore reservoirs are way behind schedule and the cause for a large cost overrun. Huber is confident the Port Mann water tunnel won’t run into the same problems.

Unlike the North Shore tunnels, where unstable rock prompted crews to walk off the job, the-tunnel boring machine will chew through saturated river soil and put in place braced tunnel sections as it goes. Only two of four original companies chasing the contract submitted bids and Metro hopes to award the job by the end of the year. The filtration plant and the Port Mann water tunnel are part of the reason Metro water rates will rise dramatically in the years ahead. Average Metro water bills jump 12% to $213 per household next year — one step in a series of such increases. jnagel@blackpress.ca


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City has plans to make two Coquitlam streets ‘great’ Clarke Road and Pinetree Way are slated for improvements as part of Evergreen Line development By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The two Coquitlam streets where the Evergreen Line will be built will be revamped “to soften the visual impact” of rapid transit, a city official said this week. Maurice Gravelle, Coquitlam’s general manager of strategic initiatives, said Tuesday city staff are developing a “Great Streets” program for Clarke Road in Burquitlam and Pinetree Way in Town Centre to prepare for the rapid transit line. Some of the proposed work includes wider sidewalks with stamped concrete, landscaping in medians and boulevards, decorative street lighting and furniture, and on-street parking. As well, there would be safety components, especially around the transit stations. Gravelle is expected to lay out the options to city council IN QUOTES early next year. “You have this “We want to soften the visual impacts [for major guideway commuters, cyclists and pedestrians],” he said, that’s coming “because you have this down the road major guideway that’s coming down the road corridors. You corridors. You look at look at way of way of how you can visually mitigate those how you can viimpacts.” The Great Streets sually mitigate concept is common in those impacts. North America as cities redevelop. Richmond Maurice Gravelle beautified some of its arterial roads as the Canada Line was built. In the United States, municipalities that have reclaimed their main thoroughfares (and are highlighted on greatstreets.org) include Vancouver and Ellensburg in Washington; Troutdale, Lake Oswego, Sisters, Hood River and Independence in Oregon; and Cedar City, Utah. Gravelle said no budget is allocated yet for the Coquitlam Great Streets program; however, it’s likely the city will be using several funding sources, including development cost charges, casino revenues, TransLink and the province, under the Major Road Network. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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C o q u i t l a m M ayo r Richard Stewart said word came Thursday morning that Bond — who had previously hinted Victoria would force a solution if the mayors voted down the funding — has agreed to wait and consider other options. That means everything from road pricing to a vehicle levy or other mechanisms not currently available to TransLink could soon be on the table. “The province has agreed to speak with us in the next three months about a range of other tools to fund the ongoing transportation needs of the region,” Stewart said. “It provides breathing room.” The issue was also to be debated Friday by the Metro board, where a senior staff report recommended mayors reject the tax-hike plan. Most mayors had already staked out a firm stance against increasing property taxes further for TransLink expansion. It was going to be “enormously challenging” for a yes vote to pass, Stewart

said, adding a no vote could have been seen by the province as the mayBOND ors breaking their commitment three years earlier. Stewart said he’s relieved the region and province won’t be forced into a confrontation. “It isn’t good public policy to be making decisions because of artificial deadlines,” he said. “Time and dialogue will hold the possibility of much better solutions that show better respect.” Stewart said he hopes TransLink gets access to half a dozen or more new revenue sources. His favourite is a site-specific development cost charge that would put a good portion of the cost of new rapid transit lines onto property owners who stand to profit in defined “benefiting areas.” TransLink had contemplated a vehicle levy that would have charged the owner of every registered vehicle $15 to $55 a year, depending on its carbon footprint, but

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PORT MOODY CITY COUNCIL: NOV. 23/10 MEETING

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IMPLEMENT A SCHEDULE OF WEEKLY KITCHEN AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION AND BIWEEKLY GARBAGE COLLECTION STARTING JANUARY 2011 [PASSED]

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ALLOW REZONING FOR FIVE-STOREY MIXED-USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ON ST. JOHNS STREET [PASSED]

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for the Public Hearing

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Reference No. 10 012393 RZ Bylaw No. 4165, 2010 Address: 3362 Mason Avenue

The intent of Bylaw No. 4165, 2010 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4165, 2010 from RS-2 One-Family Suburban Residential to RS-8 Large Village Single Family Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate the creation of approximately eight single-family residential lots.

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items – please register by telephone at 604-927-3010 or by facsimile at 604-927-3015. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting to give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.

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Reference No. 10 014910 RZ Bylaw No. 4160, 2010 Addresses: 365 and 369 Mundy Street

The intent of Bylaw No. 4160, 2010 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4160, 2010 from RS-1 One-Family Residential to RS-3 One-Family Residential. If approved, the application would facilitate the subdivision of two single family lots into three single family lots.

Reference No. 10 013737 RZ Bylaw No. 4161, 2010 Address: 1415 Coast Meridian Road

The intent of Bylaw No. 4161, 2010 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4161, 2010 from RS-2 One-Family Suburban Residential to RS-8 Large Village Single Family Residential and RS-7 Small Village Single Family. If approved, the application would facilitate the creation of approximately seven large village single family residential lots and one small village two-family lot.

Copies of the aforementioned bylaws and further particulars pertaining thereto may be inspected from Thursday, November 25, 2010 to Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Planning and Development Department, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays (phone: 604-927-3430).

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oquitlam isn’t the first community to consider a shelter to provide a roof, support services and a way out for people living on the margins, and it certainly won’t be the last. Langley, for example, has been home to such a facility for a year even though its homeless population is not as large as that of the Tri-Cities. As with the shelter proposed for 3030 Gordon Ave., the $14-million Langley shelter, profiled in a story in Wednesday’s Tri-City News, was a partnership between the city of Langley and senior governments. Residents there were concerned about crime and flocked to a public hearing but the project went ahead. Now, a year later, the Gateway of Hope offers meals, shelter, job training and a place for people to keep their pets and store their belongings. Crime did not materialize the way it was expected and residents seem to have come to terms with the shelter. Perhaps the city of Coquitlam and its residents can learn from the Langley experience.

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Mom’s the word – for an invaluable career AS I SEE IT Tara McIntosh

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few weeks ago, a friend told me her son brought home a form that needed to be filled out for Take Your Child to Work Day. “Brilliant!” she said. “It’ll be good for my son to appreciate the reasons for my long hours, as well as the ridiculous pay and pension I get for doing the job I love.” Take Your Child to Work Day? This was going to be a lesson like no other because my friend’s son was going to work with her — at home. Fourteen years ago, my friend quit her job to stay home with her baby. Having done the cost/benefit analysis of what she would actually take home after paying child care and transportation costs, the 11 hours her baby would spend in daycare, plus the commuting time she would face after a busy day, she knew her type B personality would crack.

“Besides,” she told me, “if anyone’s going to spend the day giving my kid their issues, it’s going to be me.” Keeping her teenage son home for the day would be about so much more than just running errands, doing housework or cooking dinner. It would be about not raising the kind of person who ignorantly believed that stay-at-home moms (and dads) watch soaps all day or are “lucky” to stay home. “Let me be the first to clear up this little ‘lucky’ rumour,” she said. “If I hear one more person call me ‘lucky’ for staying home with my kids, I’m going to insist that we switch bank accounts or that they adopt my 12-year-old minivan.” In fact, in a recent study, it was reported that women who stay home are likely to lose up to a million dollars of potential income. “You can’t compare children to that,” she said, “because whether you work full-time or you stay home, what and how you invest in your child will be the blank cheque you write to society.”

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So why then is it that stay-at-home parents pretty savvy business ideas while they fold still don’t get the appreciation they deserve laundry and crank out at least 424 new enteror are all but ignored at cocktail parties prises every day: the Baby Einstein Videos, when they “come out” about what they do? the One Minute Manicure, Mother’s Work Well, with all due respect to Gloria Steinem Inc. (a maternity wear empire), Jean Pare’s and what she did for the women’s movement, Company’s Coming Cookbooks, Mrs. Field’s Cookies or a couple of book series you may she clearly didn’t inspire supportive relations in the sisterhood when she called those have heard of: Twilightt and Harry Potter. who chose to marry and stay home with the With the smell of dinner cooking in the kids “parasites” on society who background, laundry done did useless work. and errands run, the nurturUseless? The moms I knew ers who I knew who had “deferred achievement outside growing up kept the community You can comment on running, not to mention the of the home” until their kids any story you read at neighbourhood kids disciplined, were older went on to become www.tricitynews.com realtors, speakers, authors, nurtured and sometimes fed while some of their parents business owners and teachers worked. They also assisted teachers, ran after years y of keeping house, making sandwiches, stretching the family budget or sandwich fundraisers, drove kids to school on rainy days, chaperoned field trips, provided daycare having hot chocolate and an ear waiting for for a sick working parent’s child or set up weary kids after school. sports day, all while running their own homes. Useless? I hardly think so. Tara McIntosh is a Port Moody And that’s not all, according to legalzoom. com. Stay-at-home moms come up with some resident who writes here monthly.

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FACE TO FACE: Human rights tribunals — should they stay or should they go?

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ou don’t have to look into the murky realm of science fiction to find a fantasy parallel world existing alongside the reallife world. Indeed, you only have to look into the domain of Canadian human-rights tribunals to find a prime example of a bizarre alternate realty existing alongside the more rational, real legal system. And that’s why I oppose a new B.C.-led initiative to supposedly “strengthen” federal human-rights law. Allow me to explain. Under existing human-rights law at both the federal and provincial levels, tribunals are fundamentally unjust. For starters, complainants get all their legal fees paid for while those charged with human-rights offences are left to fend for themselves. Even worse, if you’re charged with uttering discriminatory speech, for example, truth is no defence. That is, you may have made a completely factual claim about a group of people but if a member of that group happens to take offence to your statement of fact, you can be found guilty. And the complainant doesn’t even have to prove that any harm took place as a result of your assertion. Operating in such a fundamentally unjust framework, it’s not only counterproductive but also unfair

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to all Canadians to seek to broaden the list of the groups supposedly protected by federal human rights law. Nevertheless, NDP MP Bill Siksay of Burnaby, with the recent support of his left-wing cheering section on Vancouver city council, wants to amend the country’s Human Rights Act to protect people from discrimination on the grounds of “gender identity” or “gender expression,” terms which are disturbingly undefined. If Siksay were truly concerned about advancing the cause of justice, he would follow the example set recently by the government of Saskatchewan, which announced it intends to abolish its human-rights tribunal and start sending cases to real courts instead. He might also have consulted with legal experts here in B.C., where the government has recently accepted a report recommending that all employment-oriented human-rights cases be adjudicated by a new workplace tribunal, not the existing human-rights tribunal. Such a new, super tribunal would undoubtedly embrace more rigourous labour-law standards of justice. Siksay and my colleague opposite both consider themselves “progressives.” But their continuing support of the existing human-rights system is nothing but regressive.

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ast week, the city of Vancouver passed a unanimous resolution to support NDP MP Bill Siksay’s private member’s Bill C-389. This bill, if passed by the House of Commons, would add “gender identity” or “gender expression” to the prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA). Far from supporting the amendment to the CHRA, my colleague opposite wants “major overhauls and reforms or outright elimination of” human rights commissions and tribunals in Canada. He wants all human rights hearings that are currently conducted before tribunals to be moved into “real” courts. Siksay’s private member’s bill is long overdue. My colleague opposite opposes the bill because of the “lack of clarity/definition on gender identification.” Human rights legislation in the Northwest Territories explicitly protects against discrimination because of gender identity. The NWT Human Rights Commission website defines gender identity as including “transgendered persons and those who identify with or live as a gender that is different from their biological sex.” Furthermore, while B.C.’s Human Rights Code omits gender identity or expression as grounds of discrimination, case law established

well over 10 years ago already provides for protection against discrimination under the ground of “sex.” Ontario case law is similar. If my colleague opposite believes that the issue is the “lack of clarity/ definition on gender identification,” I suggest he look up the definition at the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s website. This leads me to our next area of disagreement: the need for human rights commissions and tribunals. Moving hearings from tribunals to the courts would be a mistake as it would burden an overburdened legal system. In addition, “real” courts have failed victims of human rights abuses. These courts justified racial segregation. These courts found that to discriminate against a woman because she is pregnant is not sex discrimination. There is a legitimate public policy reason for the existence of human rights commissions and tribunals, and that is why they were established in the first place. It is the same reason we have a specialized labour relations board and workers’ compensation tribunal — expertise in a specialized area of law. There’s room for improving the way commissions and tribunals operate but eliminating them is, to resort to cliché, like throwing the baby out with the bath water.

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS TransLink must make the case for the missing files Connector from all discussions concer ning its 2011 supplemental plans. It’s also apparent that TransLink and the provincial government have held minimal, if any, discussions to align/collaborate on a plan to build t h e M u r r ay - C l a rke Connector at the same time as the Evergreen Line. Ju s t a s c o n c e r n ing is the fact that the Everg reen Line project has developed all its drawings and specifications for west Port Moody based on a prospective route for the Murray-Clarke Connector — a Major Roads Network priority that is now not even in TransLink’s plans. If there is no Murray-

Clarke Connector, is there a better option in the current design and planning for the future location of an Evergreen Line station in West Port Moody? Residents and businesses of Port Moody and the rest of the TriCities deserve a better explanation on reasons why the Murray-Clarke Connector is no longer a TransLink priority. In addition, area residents and businesses also need a better explanation on why two transportation authorities funded by taxpayer dollars have not been able to align/ collaborate on a joint build of the Evergreen Line and Murray-Clarke Connector. Robert Simons, Port Moody

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As a neighbour and citizen, it is your responsibility to clear sidewalks so everyone, and in particular, people with limited mobility such as the elderly and disabled, those who use motorized scooters, or parents with strollers, can safely get to their destination. Before a storm arrives, please check with others in your neighbourhood to see if anyone with limited mobility issues may need help clearing their sidewalk. Please give each other a hand. Visit www.coquitlam.ca/winterwise for more details including weather forecasts, updates on snow removal activities, school closure notices and garbage pickup schedules.

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The Editor, I have read over the past several months letters to the editor in local newspapers from people concerned about dogs off-leash in public areas. Here’s what no one wants to say: Get over it! The dog owners have won. Here’s how I know they’ve won: • I walk the Shoreline Trail in Port Moody every day. In October, I did an informal survey and a full 80% of dogs were not on-leash. • I have never seen a bylaw enforcement officer anywhere near the Shoreline Trail and I’m certain a call to PoMo city hall to enquire how many tickets its bylaw officers have handed out for failing to restrain a dog in the past year would be a negligible number. When the majority of people ignore a law and our elected officials and civil servants fail to enforce a law, there is no law. Here’s what I have chosen to do: First, I thank the small minority of dog owners who have respect for others by keeping their dog on-leash and clean up after it. I love dogs, it’s most dog owners I have a problem with. Second, as a result of too many close calls with aggressive dogs in public spaces, I carry bear spray with me when I walk the Shoreline Trail. I would prefer not to use it but in the absence of any meaningful response from the city, the choice between my family’s safety and the comfort of an off-leash dog is a very clear one. Bob Bradley, Port Moody

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Take look at plans for Austin area Meeting Monday to cover plans for Austin Heights Coquitlam residents will get their first glimpse of a document outlining the future of the Austin Heights neighbourhood at a committee meeting next week. The draft land use plan will be presented at the committee meeting next Monday and the city is encouraging the public to see what is being proposed for the neighbourhood. The Austin Heights

An illustration from a proposal for the Austin Heights area of Coquitlam. Neighbourhood Plan encompasses everything between Linton and Blue Mountain

streets and Rochester and Foster avenues. Planners have looked at developing the area into

a pedestrian-friendly area, adding density and transportation while maintaining parks and natural spaces. The plan also looks at diversifying housing choices for the area, meaning coach houses and laneway homes could be coming to the neighbourhood. Monday’s meeting will not be the last time the public gets an opportunity to comment on the plan. Open houses presenting the proposal are expected to be held in the new year and the city will look at ways of improving the plan

based on feedback from residents. The public will get an opportunity to weigh in on a document outlining the future of the Austin Heights neighbourhood sometime in the new year. T he plan will be presented at the land use committee meeting Monday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. Those who cannot attend can watch on the internet by going to www.coquitlam.ca and following the links.

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See a related editorial: 10 The proposed shelter has divided the community, with some neighbours voicing concern about an increase of crime and a loss of property values if the facility goes up; many are also urging the centre be located on the Riverview Hospital grounds. Shelter proponents,

The light list is coming for Xmas Beginning next week, The Tri-City Newss will begin publishing a list of large local Christmas light displays at homes the Tri-Cities. To add your home to the list, send your name and address, along with details of your display (how many lights, special displays, hours of operation and any charities for which you’re collecting) to newsroom@tricitynews.com. The Tri-City News s will print the details in most issues in December.

h o w e v e r, s u g g e s t homelessness in the Tri-Cities needs to be addressed and point to 3030 Gordon Ave. as being an ideal site, close to where many people in need live. City staff ’s 79-page report detailing the plans is available online at www.coquitlam. ca. To register as a delegation for the Nov. 29 meeting, call 604927-3010 or fax 604-9273015. Everyone at the hearing is allowed to

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Last June, School District 43 trustees voted in favour of a resolution that would oppose any cell tower within 305 m of a school. The decision was made after Rogers and the city of Port Coquitlam announced a proposal to build a facility on a vacant patch of land at PoCo’s cemetery on Oxford Street. After several residents came forward opposing the 62 m antenna being located on the cemetery site, the proposed location was moved to Greenmount Park, closer to Coquitlam River elementary. According to Rogers, the cell tower would comply with all Industry Canada regulations, limiting electromagnetic energy in the frequency range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz. Exposure to these levels, Industry Canada said, is considered safe for the public. If the cell tower were to go for-

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posed at school and at home. “They are saying there is no scientific studies saying it is harmful,” she said. “But on the other hand, there are is nothing out there saying it is safe.” SD43 chair Melissa Hyndes told The Tri-City News that no formal request for comment has come before the board but, given SD43’s support of the 305 m buffer area for cell towers around schools, she believes it is likely the district would oppose Rogers’ plans. But it will be the city of Port Coquitlam that decides whether to approve the tower, and it is expected that once the consultation process is complete, a report will come before council in the new year. Rogers’ public consultation process is expected to continue until Dec. 19. Those who wish to weigh in on the issue can email commentsbc@standardland. com.

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Be prepared for a cold winter By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A cold, snowy fall has officially arrived in the Tri-Cities and the city of Port Coquitlam is warning the public that, while civic crews are prepared to handle the worst of it, they can’t do it alone. The city took the unusual step of issuing a press release this week warning the public to stockpile food and ensure prescriptions for any needed medicines are filled in case city crews are delayed in removing snow and ice from hazardous roadways. The city is also reminding residents to purchase snow shovels and salt to clear their sidewalks — in fact, it’s the law. “All residential and business occupants in Port Coquitlam are required to clear sidewalks next to their property of snow and ice as soon as possible after a snowfall, or by 10 a.m,� the release read. Residents are also asked to clear snow from nearby fire hydrants and not to park cars on the street as it hinders snow removal by city crews.

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Rick Morency uses a snow blower to clear the sidewalk in front of the apartments on High Street. Port Coquitlam boasts one of B.C.’s first automated road sensor systems, which includes inpavement temperature and moisture sensors that alert city staff to trouble spots and changing conditions on municipal streets.

The city uses a prioritized ranking of roads when clearing snow and ice, giving highest priority to main routes, arterial roads, steep hills and school zones, followed by non-arterial bus routes and collector roads. Last on the priorities list are residential streets in subdivisions and industrial side streets. Tri-Cities drivers are encouraged to have winter tires installed on their vehicles, something the Insurance Corporation of B.C. agreed is a good idea. “If you get in a crash where winter tires could have helped, it may be a deciding factor in determining whether or how much you are at fault,� ICBC spokesperson Adam Grossman said in a press release. “The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure can also designate that winter tires are required on certain roads and highways. This typically happens during the fall and winter months in northern B.C. and the southern Interior. If you are driving on these roads without winter tires, police can ticket you and make you turn back.�

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With unseasonably cold temperatures already upon us, the need for the Realtors Care Blanket Drive could be higher than at any point in the donation drive’s 16-year history, according to its organizers. All Tri-Cities realtors are taking part in the southeastern B.C.-wide clothing and blanket drive, which collects new and gently used items for the area’s homeless and underprivileged. From Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, Tri-City residents are urged to donate blankets and winter clothing to their local realtors’ offices, from which they will be picked up and distributed to more than 30 charities from Whistler to Chilliwack. Following on the heels of the most successful year in the charity’s history, organizers hope to top 2009’s record of 4,350 bags of donations, which helped an estimated 13,200 people stay warm through the winter. “Our charities give us wish lists,� Deanna Hor n, president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, said in a press release Tuesday. “People coming in from the streets are looking for warm winter coats, sleeping bags, hoodies, toques and gloves. Community service clients are looking for blankets, bed sheets and everyday clothing for themselves and their children that they otherwise just can’t afford.�

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The Tri-City Transitions Society is hoping the community will get behind a campaign to end violence against women and wear a purple ribbon from now until Dec. 10. Carol Metz Murray said Tri-City Transitions is promoting the purple ribbon campaign as a way of raising awareness about gender violence and to give women fleeing violence hope that change can happen. “From my perspective, if people are willing to step forward and wear that ribbon, they recognize that violence exists and they want to see it eliminated or decreased. They are making that conscious decision,” Metz Murray explained. Tri-City Transitions (for merly known as the Tri-City Women’s

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Tri-City mayors volunteer Dine & Dance ecial for Christmas kettle drive Party All Night Christmas Special By Michael McQuillan BLACK PRESS

The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettles campaign is always in need of volunteers so this year, local politicians are stepping up Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini, Port Coquitlam’s Greg Moore and New Westminster’s Wayne Wright have all agreed to be kettle bell ringers Dec. 11 in their respective communities. But there’s more to it than just supporting a cause; the mayors, along with council members, have challenged one another to see who can raise the most money that day. Winners of the mayors’ challenge have bragging rights for a year and a trophy — a miniature red kettle — to put on their desk. In order to keep the contest fair, the four kettles will be stationed in comparable locations, based on the amount of foot traffic that passes by. The challenge is a way to promote the annual Christmas kettle campaign in the four communities, said Jennifer Macpherson, co-ordinator of the program for the Tri-Cities and New Westminster. The local campaign consists of 45 kettles placed at different locations around the four communities, mostly at malls and in front of liquor stores. Last year, the kettles brought in $311,000 to the local Salvation Army citadel, which was used to support programs and housing for those in need. The citadel was the top kettle campaign fundraiser in B.C. and fifth highest in Canada. Kettles stationed around Coquitlam Centre mall brought in about a quarter of the money raised. The downturn in the economy can be credited

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: The benefits, betterment and entertainment on offer this weekend

Take five, guys – and five more Compiled by Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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TODAY: Friday, Nov. 26

At left, A Touch of Brass are giving a special 10-member performance Friday night at the Evergeen Cultural Centre. Below, Bev Laing of Crafts by Bev sells her wares. The annual Winter Artisans Fair is on this weekend at Leigh Square.

A SINGLE REASON Can’t think of a “single” reason to go out tonight? How about the Tri-City Singles Social Club dance at the PoCo Legion? The party kicks off at 8 p.m. and $10 gets you in the door at 2675 Shaughnessy St. For more information, email tricityclub@gmail.com.

MO’ MONEY, MO’ PARTY Join the Tri-Cities Firefighters and city workers at the Treehouse Pub (2099 Lougheed Hwy.) for their Movember Mo-Party in support of prostate cancer research. From 5 to 10 p.m., there’ll be prize draws and a 50/50 draw with proceeds raised going to the Movember Prostate Cancer Foundation. One dollar from every food item or beverage sold will also benefit the charity. All are welcome — no ’stache required.

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The Crossroads Hospice Society is hosting an acoustic open-mic coffeehouse starting at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place (1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam). Eight to 10 performers will take the stage for an impromptu night of music, merriment and, of course, coffee. For more information, call 604-945-0606 or email info@crossroadshospice. bc.ca.

QUARTET, QUINTET, TEN-TET One of the best brass bands in the land, A Touch of Brass, will be doubling down on its award-winning quintet ensemble for a 10-member performance from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. The self-described “Tentet” will ambitiously span 400 years of musical history, covering faves such as Giovanni Gabrieli’s “Canzona per Sonare: and Goff Richards’ “Homage to the Noble Grape.” For more information, call 604-927-6555.

Saturday, Nov. 27 BABYSITTING 101 The Red Cross is offering an all-day babysitting course for kids who want to up their babysitting game and learn some safety tips while they’re at it. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Coquitlam’s Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship (1160 Lansdowne Dr.), kids will learn how to care for and entertain babies and children of all ages while learning basic first aid, how to prevent household accidents, how to handle emergencies with confidence. There will also be lessons on how to find babysitting work safely. Cost for a day is $59. For more information, call 604945-7277 or email firstaidtraining@shaw.ca.

IT’S FAIR Celebrate the holidays early and stock up on handmade gifts at Leigh Square’s third annual Winter Artisans Fair behind city hall. Jam-packed with affordable art and edibles from 30 local artisans, the square will also play host to live music and the annual Lighting of the Square. Everyone is welcome — including Santa — to the free festivities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

IT’S MAGIC What better way to experience the magic of the holidays than with a world-class magic show? The Shrine Fantasy Show “Experience the Magic” is a sure-fire recipe for amazement brimming with illusion, comedy, music and magic. Tickets for the 2 p.m. show at the Terry Fox Theatre are $15 each or four for $45 (free for kids three and under ) and are available at the theatre box office at 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam.

A HELPING HAND The Helpful Hands of Classic Piano Society is having a benefit concert for the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. Tickets for this secnd annual event are available by donation at the door before the show’s 8 p.m. start at the Terry Fox Theatre.

Sunday, Nov. 28 LIGHT, YOUR WAY Place des Arts and Place Maillardville are co-presenting a free lantern-making workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. with artist Liz Summerfield. The whole family is welcome to come and learn how to make a beautiful and expressive lan-

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FORTUNATE SONS The Como Lake United Church in Coquitlam (435 Marmont St.) is presenting the Gentlemen of Fortune quartet singers — part choir, part cabaret, all entertainment. Tickets are $15 and children 12 and under get in free. All proceeds go to help the local food bank. For more information call 604-931-8555. Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to tcoyne@tricitynews.com.


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Which of the seven gifts were you given? PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE Barry Buzza An honest appraisal of yourself will reveal what you are meant to do in life

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If seven people each wore a pair of sunglasses of one colour — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo or violet — they would each see their world differently. Like that, each of us (even brothers and sisters) has a different basic motivation and, therefore, approach our life course from a unique fix. Knowing that fix begins the process of charting the direction of our life course. The seven gifts are: spiritual insight, serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leading and compassion. You can see how each of the seven motivations would colour a person’s view of the world around him. The one with spiritual insight has a way of cutting to the core of a matter; has insights into motives and attitudes and an awareness of the spirit world. Obviously, this gift as well as the others can be used by the receiver for good or evil. The second gift of serving is evident in the person who loves to live behind the scenes, helping others. Their fulfillment comes in their ability to serve. Third, the person with a teaching gift, wants to explain and help others understand. Thank God for those teachers in our past with this motivation and passion. Fourth are those who love to encourage, stand beside and build up others. What a

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well-anchored relationship with God. After all, He is the source and energy behind every gift. • All gifts are interdependent. Just as the various parts of our body need one another, so do we who have only one basic motivation. It takes all seven notes of the scale to make music, all seven colours to create a rainbow and all seven days to fill every week. Along with that, remember that we have a responsibility not to neglect our gift. Consider your body with a nose or kidney missing, or a car with a non-functioning alternator or universal joint. • Finally, we must understand that who we are is not discovered overnight. It may take someone until he’s 30 or 40, through much experimentation and education, to unveil his God-given basic motivation. He will also need the insight of his parents, his professors, friends and the Spirit of God. When he does come to know his fix, he’ll begin to understand how it colours everything he feels, thinks, says and does. It will also help him to understand why everyone else doesn’t or shouldn’t think the same way he does. Barry Buzza (www.barrybuzza.com and http://barrybuzza.blogspot.com) is senior pastor at Northside church in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam.

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YOUTH SPORTS HELP Coquitlam Curling Association and the city of Coquitlam hosted the first annual KidSport TriCities Curling Funspiel last Saturday, drawing more than 60 curlers and raising $2,000 for the non-profit group, which helps families pay for sports gear for their children. As well, a $2,000 donation was made from the Chief R.J. Canuel Memorial Golf Tournament and Canuel Caterers, which operates the Ice Water CafĂŠ in the Coquitlam Sports Centre.

SCARING OFF HUNGER Share Family and Community Services' Halloween for Hunger campaign resulted in 6,727.5 pounds of non-perishable goods being collected at Tri-City schools for Share's food bank. Younger pupils brought food donations directly to their schools while older students went door-to-door collecting goods on Halloween. "At this time of the year, we only have enough food for two weeks worth of food hampers. The Halloween for Hunger food donations arrived at a perfect time," food bank supervisorr Leanne Beatty said in a news release. As well, Tri-City schools took part in the recent Together is Amazing campaign with Shaw Cable, bringing in 12,709 pounds of food and $2,755.

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homas Routley and his son Harold served their country — and their community — in both peace time and war. Thomas and his family moved from Vancouver to Westminster Junction (later known as Port Coquitlam) in 1905, when Harold was six years old. He attended Junction School, which was just across the street from his family’s house on Wilson Avenue. Thomas ran supplies up the rough trail by horse and wagon to the Coquitlam Dam, then under construction. When Harold was older, he also helped drive the supply wagons. Harold’s daughter, Fern Rooney, recalls the time young Harold had to bail off of a fully-laden wagon just as it toppled over a cliff. Later, Thomas opened the Routley Fish Market on old Dewdney Trunk Road, where an early photo shows father and son, side by side. The year 1916 found much of the world already weary of the Great War that began in the summer of 1914 after the assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Thomas Routley was an alderman on the PoCo council that year when he enlisted and went overseas with the 239th Railway Construction Battalion, which soon was deployed to the Western Front. Harold Routley, lying about his age, enlisted with the 104th Regiment based

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in New Westminster and made it all the way to England before his true age became known. In a 1987 interview with historian Debbie Caron, Harold mentioned that family friend and former B.C. premier Sir Richard McBride, who by 1917 was B.C.’s agent-general in London, England, sponsored him until he turned 18 and he was transferred to his father’s battalion. The Railway Construction Battalion, by that time, was helping the Canadian Expeditionary Force prepare for the assault on Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. Besides ferrying men and supplies from the English Channel to the trenches, their battalion dug many tun-

nels right under the front lines manned by German troops. During the battle, both father and son were poisoned by the mustard gas that was used in an attempt to halt the Canadian advance. Both would suffer the lingering effects the rest of their lives. Thomas Routley returned to Port Coquitlam after the war and served as an alderman for four years in

the 1920s. He later became janitor at Central School and retired in 1937, his eyesight so debilitated by the war-time gas that he had to avoid any bright light. Thomas passed away in December 1944. Harold also returned to Port Coquitlam post-war, met and married a prairie girl named Mary Salander, and tried his hand at farming in the prairies for a while before returning to PoCo for good. He and Mary helped out their uncle, William Routley, who owned the Wild Duck Inn during the early 1940s.

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Coats for kids The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association’s 15th annual Coats for Kids campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau is on and, in addition to the GVHBA office, 33 member companies will serve as coat drop-off sites through Nov. 30, as will The Tri-City News. Tri-City drop-off locations for Coats for Kids Campaign through next Tuesday are:

COQUITLAM • Gauvin 2000 Construction Ltd., 200-1140 Austin Ave., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; • Blue Ocean Construction Inc., 221-17 Fawcett Rd., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; • Morningstar Homes Ltd., second floor, 946 Brunette Ave., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Harold would volunteer his time coaching youth soccer and serving as president of the Minor Sports Association for many years. He was involved with the local Elks Club as well as being a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133. Somehow, he found time to serve on PoCo’s council in 1956, 1957 and 1959. In last month’s Your History column for Port Coquitlam, we learned how the rivers and waterways that surround our community sustain us in a Great Circle of Life. In celebrating our Rivers and Trails last September at Peace Park, I stopped to think about Harold Routley and the PoCo Trail Blazers, a communityminded volunteer group that envisioned a trail that would encompass Port Coquitlam that all citizens, young and old, could enjoy. It started as a Centennial project in 1970 and Harold and a number of volunteers, including Helen Busch, recording secretary of the Trail Blazers,

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The Trail Blazers were responsible for what is now the Traboulay PoCo Trail. finally carved out a trail around the city after years of toil and effort. Thanks to Harold Routley and his dream of making the natural beauty of Port Coquitlam accessible to us all, we now enjoy the 25 km trail that circles our wonderful city, now known as the Traboulay PoCo Trail. The Routleys are just one of a number of early families that through the years have been instrumental in the history and the ongoing development of our community, even to this day — a Great Circle of Lives. Like father, like son. Bryan Ness is a member of the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society.

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TRI-CITY MONEY & BIZ Dealership owner turns to social net Facebook used to keep customers up to date with renovation

Metro Ford, a familiar sight in Port Coquitlam since 1964, is renovating its dealership. Located on six acres beside the Lougheed Highway, Metro Ford has been a presence in the TriCity area for more than 40 years. The dealership has seen many changes in that time but what hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed is the dealership itself â&#x20AC;&#x201D; until now. Metro Ford has broken ground on its $2 million renovation, which should be complete by next spring and will include a state of the art customer lounge, cafĂŠ, enhanced service reception area and delivery area, as well as increased parking. The interior renovations alone cost $500,000 and Kent Magnuson, whose family has owned the business since 1998, said the customer experience will improve, and energy efficient windows and a wheel chair lift, will make the building more comfortable and accessible. However, the construction phase is taking a little getting used to. There is no heat in the building at present, but customers are still dropping by. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are intrigued by all the changes,â&#x20AC;? said Magnuson, who is uploading pictures of the renovation on the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook pages and Tweeting updates. Customers seem to appreci-

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Tri-Cities home to app factory By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

It’s a far cry from Califor nia’s Silicon Valley, but the Tri-Cities is becoming a home for high-tech innovation. Affordable housing and office space is making it easier for new start-ups and may be behind developments in mobile phone applications, according to Port Moody software designer and Finger Food Studios president Trent Shumay. “That’s the interesting thing about the way app publishing works now, anybody can publish to the App Store or to the Android Market. You don’t have to be anywhere or have major backing. You’re free to publish anything you want.” The only catch, of course, is that your mobile phone apps need to be good. Recently, a Ter ry Fox graduate launched DateBank, an IPod app that provide date suggestions for struggling Romeos. Port Moody based Finger Food Studios has recently developed a game called ‘The God Complex’ and has some big name clients like 7-Eleven and Pepsi

under their belts. Shumay, who studied computer science at the University of B.C., started the app factory on Klahanie Drive just a year and a half ago after foreseeing what he described as a shift in the software market away from traditional computer games towards smaller and cheaper game downloads for mobile devices. A n d s o, h e q u i t his job of 10 years at Burnaby game developer Electronic Arts and, along with six other Tri-Cities app builders, started Finger Food Studios. “With all the touchscreen smart phones now, you interact with your finger and so the idea was that we’d be providing food for your finger,” Shumay said. “People’s entertainment habits have changed and, to me, the $60 to $70 game that you play in your living room is being replaced by these $1 to $2 mobile games or “snacks” that sort of give you something to do no matter where you are.” And while Finger Food’s income is still entirely made up of designs commissioned

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Trent Shumay, president of Finger Food Studios in Port Moody, with some of his recent work. The company recently developed a game called the God Complex. by larger companies, Shumay’s ambition is to eventually have Finger Food creating and manufacturing its own app designs exclusively. That wish will be a big step closer to coming true by Christmas when Shumay said Finger Food will release its first in-house game design. “Our first Finger Food brand app will be a big test for us. It’s a game called ‘The God Complex’ and it’s a new spin on the towerdefence game genre,”

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Shumay said. At $1.99 on the Apple App Store, Shumay said he hopes the game will get the Finger Food name out among a wide audience of downloaders who’ ll then build a loyalty to the brand. In the meantime, Shumay said he and his Finger Food designers are happy to pay their bills with app contract work while mounting their assault on the app-

design market. And business for the PoMo company is literally looking up as, come Dec. 1, Finger Fo o d S t u d i o s w i l l move into the much larger 800-squarefoot office space right above its current location. “It’ll give us a lot more breathing room,” Shumay said. “So hopefully we can grow in the new year.” tcoyne@tricitynews.com

why organizations have difficulty attracting employees with the skills they need. Analyze the potential business consequences of losing your most talented employees. If it’s a concern then it makes sense to keep them by getting to know them, rewarding them, keeping them challenged and engaged, fostering a team environment, offering them growth opportunities and providing them with a comprehensive and competitive remuneration package.

DIVORCE STRATEGY Divorce can have a major financial and emotional impact on company morale, relationships and business performance. You may be able to minimize some of the negative effects through careful legal, succession and tax planning, but don’t overlook the benefits of a comprehensive family business divorce

strategy. If the family business is the family’s largest asset, a divorce can result in the sale of the business and division of the proceeds between the former spouses. In such a case the valuation of the business is often the central issue. A valuation expert or appraiser used in a family business divorce strategy can help by • Resolving divorce issues and buy-out situations, as business partners will have a shared understanding of what the business is worth. • Achieving agreement on the fair market value of the business by obtaining input from everyone involved. • Obtaining an objective valuation based on the research done. • Educating everyone so they understand the valuation and how it was reached. This article was supplied by Colin MacAskill, a vice-president and an investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities Inc.


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First GVHBA U40 mentorship event a success The Greater Vancouver Homebuilders’ Association U40 Committee held its first in an ongoing series of mentorship breakfasts recently, with Portrait Homes co-principal and GVHBA director Rob Grimm as the mentor. Earlier this year, the GVHBA conducted a survey of its younger members and found it can be difficult to

Portrait Homes’ Rob Grimm, left, speaks to GVHBA U40 members including Ian Willey, Matt Robinson and Martin Knowles (L-R) at the first in a series of U40 mentorship breakfast events.

actually meet and speak with industry leaders at large events, and the idea of mentorship breakfasts started to grow. There was such strong interest in the event, says GVHBA U40 chairman Yosh Kasahara, that a lottery system was used to select the lucky 12 U40 attendees. “The U40s who attended agreed that it was an incredibly valuable experience to be able to hear from Rob in this unique format,” Kasahara says. “The GVHBA U40 Committee would like to sincerely thank Rob Grimm for sharing his knowledge and experience with this group of up-andcoming GVHBA members.”

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Home sales trend higher Forecasts bode well for B.C. residential sales in 2011 TRICIA LESLIE Favourable mortgage rates, strong migration flows and job growth will keep home sales stable in the Metro Vancouver area until mid-2011, says a recent Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation report. Later in 2011, when improvements in the economy and job market gain more traction, sales are forecast to trend higher, the national agency reports. “Balanced market conditions that have been established in recent months will continue over the next nine to 12 months,” says CMHC senior market analyst Robyn Adamache. Fewer new listings coming Robyn Adamache onto the market due to modest price growth and a steady pace of sales will continue to gradually draw down the inventory of resale homes for sale, the CMHC forecast says. The same holds true across the province, says CMHC regional economist Carol Frketich. “Builders are expected to begin construction on more new homes next year in response to steady housing demand,” she says. CMHC is forecasting just under 26,000 total starts in B.C. for 2011, slightly below the province’s 10-year average. A recent B.C. Real Estate Cameron Muir Association forecast also points to increasing home sales in the region in 2011. The BCREA’s fall housing forecast calls for home sales to decline by 12 per cent from 85,028 units in 2009 to 74,950 units this year, before increasing by six per cent to 79,700 units in 2011. “Consumers are responding to a double-dip in mortgage interest rates,” says BCREA chief

Home sales have been steady at Surrey’s Quattro condo development and continual at Langley’s High Point Equestrian Estates, with more sales expected and more homebuilding scheduled in the immediate future.

economist Cameron Muir. “While housing demand waned in the province through the spring and summer, the additional purchasing power from low borrowing costs combined with gradual improvements in the B.C. economy has trended home sales higher in recent months.” A “moderate increase” in B.C.’s home sales is expected next year, but Muir notes the expected 79,700 residential sales forecast for 2011 are “well below” the 10-year average of 85,000 units. A record 106,300 residential sales were recorded in 2005. While home sales in the province were down in October compared to the same month last year, they increased by two per cent compared to September 2010, says the BCREA. The average MLS residential price climbed six per cent to $521,859 in October compared

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Local home prices not high on global scale It is no secret that Canada's home prices – especially in Metro Vancouver – are overvalued. But local homeowners may be surprised to learn that it could be worse. A lot worse, according to a new international survey. The Economist recently published its annual survey of global house prices, which shows that Canadian homes cost an average of 23.9 per cent more than they are worth. Compared to Australia, however, where homes are 63.2 per cent overvalued, Canada is somewhere near the middle of the worldwide pack. In Hong Kong, homes are 58.1 per cent overvalued, while Spain, France and Sweden posted overvalue percentages in the 40s. At the other end of the scale, the Economist reports that homes in Japan are 34.6 per cent undervalued; in Germany, homes are 12.9 per cent undervalued. The Economist notes that last year at this time, the survey was “a sea of negative numbers.” A year ago, 15 out of the 20 countries on the list were in negative territory. “That was then. Of the 20 markets tracked in our latest survey, only four still posted year-on-year declines and only Ireland’s property catastrophe has worsened,” states an Economist release. According to the survey, Canada’s home prices were up 4.5 per cent from one year ago. Between 1997 and 2010, prices rose by an astonishing 70 per cent, the report said. The Economist’s analysis of fair value in housing is based on comparing the current ratio of house prices to rents with its longrun average. That analysis suggests that Canada “has less to worry about than the likes of Australia, which is again the most overvalued of the markets we track,” the release says. “That makes it all the more surprising that Australia’s central bank opted not to increase its benchmark interest rate this month.”

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Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for each Public Hearing item – please register by telephone at 604-927-3010 or by facsimile at 604-927-3015. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting to give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda. This meeting will convene on November 29 or November 30, depending on the length of the Public Hearing. Item #1

Reference No. 10 015503 RZ Bylaw No. 4163, 2010 Text Amendment to the RS-7, RS-8, RS-10 and RS-11 Single Family Zones

The intent of Bylaw No. 4163, 2010 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to amend the RS-7 Small Village Single Family Residential, RS-8 Large Village Single Family Residential, RS-10 Executive Single Family Residential and the RS-11 Estate Single Family Residential zones. If approved, the application will: • Add zoning provisions for secondary suites in the RS-7 zone; • Allow three-car garages in the two northeast zones that allow for executive and estate lots and the largest houses (RS-10 and RS-11); and • Clarify the allowable projections (chimneys, hutches) in the RS-7 and RS-8 Large Village Single Family zones. Item #2

Reference No. 10 015468 RZ Bylaw No. 4164, 2010 Text Amendment to the CS-1 Service Commercial Zone – 1500 Lougheed Highway

The intent of Bylaw No. 4164, 2010 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to allow government offices in the CS-1 Service Commercial Zone. If approved, the application would facilitate a development at 1500 Lougheed Highway that would include government offices.

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Reference Nos. 10 010429 OC and 10 010436 RZ Bylaw Nos. 4166 and 4167, 2010 Address: 3030 Gordon Avenue

The intent of Bylaw No. 4166, 2010 is to amend City of Coquitlam Citywide Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3479, 2001 and its amending Bylaws, to revise the land use designation of the subject property outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4166, 2010 from Service Commercial to Civic and Major Institutional and General Commercial. The intent of Bylaw No. 4167, 2010 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws, to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4167, 2010 from CS-1 Service Commercial and M-1 General Industrial to P-1 Civic Institutional and C-2 General Commercial. In addition to the change mentioned above, Bylaw No. 4167, 2010 would also add “transitional housing” as a permitted use in the P-1 Civic Institutional zone and provide a definition of this use within “Part 2 – Interpretation” of the Zoning Bylaw. If the application is approved it would facilitate the development of an emergency shelter and transitional housing project, and a separate commercial development at 3030 Gordon Avenue.

Copies of the aforementioned bylaws and further particulars pertaining thereto may be inspected from Wednesday, November 17, 2010 to Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Planning and Development Department, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays (phone: 604-927-3430). Lauren Hewson Legislative and Administrative Services Manager


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Let’s talk turkey – and learn to carve one, too Chef Veena Thompson teams with local baker for some Christmas food instruction Dec. 1

Coquitlam Centre Presents the 10th Annual

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On Saturday, December 4th starting at 9:30am, the Coquitlam

Christmas holiday essentials include turkey carving and assembling gingerbread houses — two extremely challenging exercises that take patience and dexterity. But two local professionals will make it look easy during a special event Dec. 1 at Inno Bakery in Port Coquitlam. Jae Park, Inno’s owner, will be assembling a large gingerbread house while Veena Thompson, a chef and educator, will be carving a turkey. The public is invited to watch them at work while Shaw TV films the demonstration for an episode of the cable program Shaw Express. Thompson, who holds turkey carving classes and has written a how-to guide on cooking turkey dinner, organized the event to publicize her book and website www.veenacooks.com. She has been on TV before to show people how to carve a turkey and has the entire de-boning process down to less than five minutes. “People are interested,” Thompson said, noting that carving skills are in great de-

Auxiliary Firefighters and Auxiliary RCMP will be touring the neighbourhoods of New Horizons, Hockaday/Gallette and Canyon Springs collecting non-perishable food donations for the SHARE Food Bank. Residents of these neighbourhoods should watch for the fire trucks and RCMP vehicles. Come out and meet Santa and help provide a Christmas meal for a family in need. Donations for SHARE can also be dropped off at East Side Mario’s at Coquitlam Centre beginning Saturday, November 27th CRAIG HODGE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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know that Christmas cakes and cookies are now available. This is the second Inno Bakery in the Tri-Cities; the first, a family business, opened in Coquitlam 23 years ago and is still in operation on Ridgeway Avenue. Turkey carving will take place at noon Wednesday, Dec. 1 and the gingerbread house will be constructed at 1:30 p.m. Children can also decorate gingerbread cookies from 1 to 2 p.m. The episode will be aired on Shaw Express Dec. 9 at 3, 6 and 10 p.m. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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• Hawthorne’s Lodge Christmas bake sale and bazaar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2111 Hawthorne Ave. (entrance on Tyner), PoCo; baked goods and handcrafted items plus a large white elephant sale with bargains. All proceeds benefit Hawthorne residents and tenants. • Serenity Saturday for Al-Anon Family Group, noon, Como Lake United Church (room 203), 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-688-1716.

SUNDAY, NOV. 28 • PoCo Atom A1 Hockey team food bank drive, 8 a.m.-noon, PoCo rec complex, to benefit Share Family and Community Services; canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat, rice, pasta sauce, juice, cereal, granola bars and peanut butter are needed. • Riverview Preservation Society meets, 1:15-3 p.m., Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 7 • Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition Tri-Cities committee meeting, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch (at city hall). If you ride your bike in the Tri-Cities, meet and work with other cyclists to help promote improved cycling facilities. Monthly meetings are open to all – VACC members or non-members. Info: John, 604-469-0361.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8 • Coquitlam Heritage Society special general meeting on bylaw revisions, 7 p.m., Coquitlam

Public Library, 575 Poirier St. (light refreshments and networking at 6:30 p.m.). Everyone is welcome. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote.

THURSDAY, DEC. 9 • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Christmas luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, 3251 Plateau Blvd., Coquitlam. Cost: members, $40, others, $50 (plus HST). Tickets: www.tricitieschamber.com or 604-4642716. • La Leche League Canada-Coquitlam meets at Share Family and Community Services Society, main floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody;

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo; guests welcome. Info: 604461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 2 • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast at PoCo Inn and Suites Hotel, 1545 Lougheed Hwy.; breakfast and networking, 7:30-9 a.m. Advance registration is required. Info: www. tricitieschamber.com or 604-464-2716.

doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topic: “The Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby.” All women interested in breastfeeding (and their children) are welcome to attend monthly LLL meetings. Info: www.lllc. ca. (Note: This month’s meeting schedule is adjusted to accommodate Remembrance Day.) • Tri-City Christian Women’s Club Luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Cathy Mogus on “How to have a perfect/ imperfect Christmas;” feature: Tom MacDonald sings. Reservations: Marie, 604-420-2667. see page g 39

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3 • Tri-Cities Celebration of Ability: Celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made in our local community, with a focus on employment achievements and community leadership in recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Seating is limited. RSVP with the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce to attend: 604-464-2716 or www.tricitieschamber.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 4 • Light Up the Square –A Lantern Affair, 4-7 p.m., at Mackin House Museum, Place des Arts and Fraser Mills Station, Coquitlam. Traditional storytelling at 5 p.m. courtesy of Coquitlam Public Library followed by carolling with a pianist at 6 p.m. There will be festive heritage decorations, tours and gingerbread decorating.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5 • Holiday Tea on the Train, 1-3 p.m., PoMo Station Museum, 2734 Murray St., PoMo (at Rocky Point Park). Take a break from your busy December schedule with tea, coffee or cocoa on the 1920s passenger car, complete with sweet treats and classic holiday music. Cost: $5 per person, no reservations needed. Also

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• 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 604-949-2274.

• Tri-City Singles Social Club turkey dinner along with a singles Christmas dance starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Tickets: $20 at the door ($10 for dance only at 8 p.m.). Info: tricityclub@gmail.com or Louise, 604-941-8897.

SUPPORT GROUPS • Al-Anon meets Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604688-1716. • TOPS chapters meet weekly at numerous Tri-City locations. For information on group near you: Gail, 604941-8699. • Recovery International is a self-help, peer-to-peer 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, 604-931-5945 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. • 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: 604-939-6136 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. • Ending Violence Against Women drop-in group to provide information and support for women who are currently living in, or have lived in, abusive relationships. This group gives women the opportunity to get support from other women, get information on a variety of topics and talk about their experiences in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Child minding is provided free of charge. For more information on participating in this group, call 604-936-3900. • Mood Disorders Association of BC support group meets first and third Monday of each month, Burquitlam

Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave. Info: Ian, 604-4174604 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. • Fibromyalgia support group meets every fourth Thursday of each month at Dogwood Pavilion, 7 p.m. Info: Joan, 604-944-2506. • 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. • 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: 604-464-6744. • 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, non-profit, 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. see page 40

Celebrate the Joyous Season withSong, Drama & Pageantry Trinity United Church

The Coquitlam Chorale

“Christmas Gifts” Concert

Westwood Community Church You are invited to our A variety show with Choirs, Soloists, Instrumentals and Christmas Readings

Sunday, Dec. 19th 7:30pm (following the community dinner)

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

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continued from page 39 • Living Room, a faith-based 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. • 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. • 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: 604-377-1364; lifering@ shaw.ca, www.unhooked.com, www.lifering.com. • Food Addicts Anonymous meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Room 338, Columbia Tower, Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminster. Info: Michael, 604-930-8338 or www.foodaddictsanonymous.org. • 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

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• 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. 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. • Al-Anon Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m. at Como Lake United church at 535 Marmont St. New daytime group meets Mondays at 1 p.m. • 12-Step meetings for individuals struggling with relationships, dysfunctional behaviours or substance abuse. 12 Steps are used in a Christian context, Wednesday or Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. Info: 604942-7711. • Overeaters Anonymous, HOW concept, meets Mondays at Eagle Ridge church, 2813 Glen Drive, Coquitlam at 7 p.m. Info: 604-878-4575. • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Support Group meets first Tuesday of each month at Eagle Ridge Hospital at 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-875-4875.

PARENTS, KIDS • Baker’s Corner Pre-school is a parent-participation pre-school that offers play-based classes for three- and four-year-olds and is located in Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com. • Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop–in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play–based program for children up to five years old and their parents/caregivers. Info: Azar, 604–936-3900. • Learning Disabilities Association is offering keyboarding for kids program at Miller Park elementary school, tutor training and parent advocacy training. The association also has lending library of books, videos and other materials at the family resource centre at Westwood elementary school, PoCo. Info: 604-461-1167.

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Coquitlam is home to a flourishing retail sector in that serves residents and the Lower Mainland. This area is home to an exceptional array of retailers combined with neighbourhood businesses with a mix of uses to meet the shopping needs of residents and visitors. Coquitlam is well known as a shopping destination and the City has recently invested millions on infrastructure projects and re-zoning initiatives to support business improvements and to create new business opportunities. To take advantage of Federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund grants for shovel-ready projects, this has been the City of Coquitlam’s busiest year ever in terms of road improvement work. While multiple projects were underway since last spring, congestion was a problem at times. Getting around the area is easier now due to the completion of several paving projects - area businesses are open to serve you and are easily accessible. The City is developing a long-term planning strategy to see continued and diverse growth in this area that will benefit not only the city as a whole, but businesses’ long-term success. With the King Edward overpass and new land use potential at the rivers edge of the old Fraser Mills site, the United Boulevard area will become a focal point for investment for years to come with a mix of residential, commercial and retail opportunities. While construction continues in this area as part of the Port Mann/ Highway 1 widening project, please note that the United Boulevard and Woolridge areas are still easily accessible via Woolridge at Lougheed (west of Ikea) and Schoolhouse at Lougheed. Please visit our southwest businesses this holiday season and keep our retail community thriving - some people say we are paving our way to future prosperity.

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Ahhh, he’s dreaming of a green Christmas IN THE GARDEN Brian Minter Greens can be a fragrant & colourful additions to your festive decorations

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

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

room or use it outside the home, its pendulous branches are useful in swags, wreaths and most importantly, in cedar ropes. Another super idea is to pull all the spent flowers from your moss hanging baskets and replace them with all kinds of cedar tips to create wonderful Christmas baskets. Add a few frosted cones, some holly and a big red bow with long tails, and you’ve got a very attractive addition to your outside décor. One of the most unique and attractive ideas that I’ve seen in a long time is a tradi-

tional European greens arrangement. Using a piece of florist’s oasis in a low bowl, arrange a variety of colourful green tips from yellow, blue, gold, green and bronze foliaged trees. A twisted stem of contorted filbert, one or two tall thin candles, bits of moss and a few dried perennials can be added for a finishing touch. It’s a very creative way to wow your friends and guests, and it will last right through the festive season. Cut branches are no different than cut flowers, especially deciduous holly, Ilex verticulata, with its stunning red berries. Seven to ten days is about the maximum time for any greens to be indoors without being in water. Try to have an extra supply on hand so you can replenish your creations and keep them fresh looking. By cutting about one inch off the bottom of each stem and by keeping them in room temperature water, the life span of most greens can be tripled. Decorative branches of contorted willow and filbert or the stunning brilliant yellow and red branches of twig dogwoods look great in a vase by themselves, indoors or out. My favourite are the branches of ‘Midwinter Fire’ which is a yellow and orange bicolour dogwood. Christmas greens are so nice inside our homes at this time of year. They’re inexpensive, natural and fragrant. To enjoy them longer, be sure to mist them often and keep them in water if at all possible.

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When the weather turns dark and rainy, cyclists need to make extra-sure they can be seen by other road users and pedestrians. To ensure that you’re visible on dark days and at night equip your bicycle with bright front and rear lights. Wear light coloured clothing with reflective strips and make use of reflectors on bikes a and gear.

Calling All Volunteers! We need your help in our community

Operation Red Nose 2010 November 26 & 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 and New Years Eve For more information or to Volunteer contact: Volunteer Chair Malcolm Kennedy at malcolm.laptop@shaw.ca

How does the service work?

is a unique program dedicated to providing impaired drivers with a safe ride home. Essentially, it is a volunteer driving service provided during the Christmas Holiday Season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle back home. It is an original and free way of getting a safe ride in their own vehicle without driving it themselves!

Make sure that you your brakes are in good working o order and time in cold and wet weather. NEVER ASSUM ASSUME THAT OTHER ROAD USERS EXPECT THE EXPE UNEXPECTED UNEXP RIDE WITH CARE!

The Operation Red Nose service requires a team of three volunteers: Escort driver: the person who transports the designated driver & navigator in his or her own car to the client’s location.

Designated driver: the person that drives the client home in the client’s car. Navigator: the person that accompanies the designated driver and the client, in the client’s car, to record the client information and provide directions to the designated driver.

The service is free. Although Operation Red Nose is a free service, we do welcome client donations. 100% of the donations received are turned over to KidSport Tri-Cities.

Please volunteer and help make this a safer Christmas Holiday Season. Each time your team delivers an impaired driver and their vehicle safely home, you have made the Tri-Cities a safer place for you, your family and your friends.

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CONTACT Larry Pruner, Sports Editor email: sports@tricitynews.com phone: 604-525-6397 • fax: 604-944-0703

TAKING A PEEK Coquitlam Adanacs long-time general manager Les Wingrove and his eight-year-old granddaughter, Emma, scour the trophy case Wednesday in the new Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame. CRAIG HODGE THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam Sports Hall’s got ’em all By Larry Pruner

school basketball championship as tourney MVP, and won the Vic Andrews Award as B.C. high school athlete of the year. Hansen was a member of the Canadian national men’s basketball team that placed fourth at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. He won an NBA championship with the Seattle Super Sonics in 1979. Hansen is a member of the Canadian and B.C. basketball halls of fame. “That’s exactly what it’s all about... being recognized in Coquitlam where I grew up,” Hansen said. “Seeing everybody here brings back a lot of memories, [including] some of the old teachers who taught at Centennial. This is a good turnout. I think it reflects the spirit and enthusiasm of sports in our community.”

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ike Reelie could simply gaze through a window Tuesday night and spot the very venue, the Sports Centre main arena, where he starred as a Coquitlam Adanacs lacrosse player from Tyke through adulthood. Mere metres from where women’s curler Kelley Law stood was the former rink site where she honed her skills, while basketball giant Lars Hansen had to merely glance across Poirier Street at Centennial secondary school, where he led the Centaurs to the B.C. high school provincial title in 1972. Then there was Les Wingrove, who just peered into his granddaughter’s young, saucer eyes to epitomize much, much more than his life in –– and love for –– lacrosse. The four were among 12 individuals and two teams formally inducted as the first members into the new Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame at a splashy ceremony but it was indisputably Wingrove’s response to the honour that proved most touching. Wingrove’s son, Craig, flew in with his eight-year-old daughter, Emma, from their Connecticut home to watch her Grandpa enter the Hall so deservedly and earnestly as a builder. In turn, Wingrove handed his polished, prestigious plaque to Emma as a keepsake –– forever. “I’ll have to ask Emma for it back but I’m sure she’ll let me borrow it for a few minutes,” Wingrove chuckled, adhering to a request the next morning for a photo shoot with his award. “I unloaded a lot of my stuff [memorabilia] to go into the Hall of Fame. Then I got that [plaque], and I figured I’d give that away, too.” Granted, that went to somebody so incredibly special and dear to his heart.

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Kelley Law poses next to her women’s curling shrine in the new Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.

ATHLETES

Mike Reelie (Lacrosse) – The face of the Coquitlam Sr. Adanacs for 16 years, Reelie was also their heart and soul. The Coquitlam native established a junior boxla record of 500 points, including 291 assists (a record that still stands) in 106 games. In his first season as a senior, he was named the WLA’s rookie of the year in 1980 and anchored the A’s for 15 years, accumulating 717 points over 477 games. Reelie competed in two Mann Cup national championship series, and was

instrumental in the Adanacs’ victory in the 1980 Nations Cup box lacrosse final. He’s also a member of Canada’s Lacrosse Hall of Fame. “It’s a great honour... I grew up in this place [Sports Centre],” Reelie told The Tri-City News. “I know [lacrosse historian] Stan Shillington for many years was promoting a Coquitlam Hall of Fame and, with Les [Wingrove] pushing for it, it’s amazing. It just adds a lot to the community of sport.” Lars Hansen (Basketball) – Led the Centennial Centaurs to the 1972 B.C. high

Kelley Law (Curling) – Law skipped Canada to the 2000 World Women’s Curling championship, beating Switzerland 7-6 in a dramatic final. That catapulted the Law rink to the Salt Lake Winter Olympics in 2002, where the team defeated the host U.S. squad 9-5 to claim Olympic bronze. Prior to that, Law was a fierce competitor who piloted her rink to seven Tournament of Hearts (19902007), winning the crown in 2000. “What’s so good about this is not every city has a sports hall of fame in their city,” Law said. “It’s very cool we have so many great athletes and we’re able to put this together. It’s very exciting for the community.” Craig Forrest (Soccer) – Canadian national soccer team goalkeeper from 1988 to 2002, he held the national team record for shutouts. As a 16-year-old. Forrest moved overseas to begin 13 years of playing in England, becoming the first Canadian to play English Premiership (1992-93). see FORREST, page 51


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Fishing for Xmas gifts? Here’s a good start TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz Go online, or to book finder Christmas is motoring fast toward us, which means it’s time to startshopping for the anglers on your list. Our first three recommendations –– not available locally –– are sure to please the technologically saavy angler and can be viewed online at www.cabelas.com. • Pro Catch Plus 50 Oxygen and Temperature Meter

This device computeswater temperature, identifies the thermo-cline, displays water clarity to six feet, light intensity to fifty feet and makes lure colour recommendation. • Temperature Plus Oxygen Meter This gem displays water temperature, dissolved oxygen content up to 16 parts per million and water visibility to one hundred percent. • Spike It, Color-cLector Reads water conditions and tells what colorsare most visible. Next on out inventory of recommendations are hard-to-find books

for the collectors on our list. Yes, many are out of print, so the help of a book finder may be required for: Western Fish & Game, published by Western Fish & Game Magazine; A Cutthroat Collection, published by MacLean hunter Ltd. Sportsman across Canada, published by the Sportsman cigarette co.; Modern fly Craft, author James H. Hyndman; Practical Flies and Their Construction, authors Lacey E. Gee and Erwin D. Sias; Moon Up Moon Down, author John Alden Knight; Trout Fishing, author Joe Brooks; Kamloops – an Anglers Study of the

Kamloops trout, author Steve Raymond; Fly Rod Steelhead, author Bill Stinton; A Primer of Fly Fishing, (the only teaching text on fly fishing Haig-Brown published), author Roderick L HaigBrown; Fly Patterns of Haig-Brown, author Arthur James Lingren; In The Ring of The Rise, author Vincent C Marinaro. We will offer some more gift suggestions next week.

THE REPORT The fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes is slow. Try a slow troll or retrieve with Big Black, Nation’s Black, Wooly

bugger, Pumpkinhead, Mico Leach, Baggy Shrimp, Coachman, Cased Caddis, Halfback, Dragon Nymph, black or olive Matuka, Carey Special, Zulu or Doc Spratley. The Fraser River is slow to fair for cutthroat and dolly varden. For cutthroat try Rolled Muddler, Mickey Finn, Eggo, Tied down Minnow, Epoxy Minnow, black, Flesh Fly, Stone, Professor, Lioness, Coachman, Zulu or Chez Nymph. For dolly varden try Large (#4 to #1) Eggo, Dolly Whacker, Bucktail, Epoxy Minnow, Big Black, Muddler, or Zunker.

The Vedder River is slow cutthroat and rainbow. For rainbow try rolled Muddler, Mickey Finn, Eggo, Flesh Fly, Kaufmann Black Stone,Black Gnat, Zulu, Chez Nymph, Big Black, Sixpack or Renegade. The Stave River is fair for coho and cutthroat. For coho try Christmas Tree, Rolled Muddler, Epoxy Minnow, Dolly Whacker, Tied Down Minnow, Bucktail, olive or black Wooly Bugger, Coho Blue, Blue Christmas, Bite Me, Eggo or Egg Sucking Leach. The Harrison River is fair for coho, cutthroat and rainbow.

Lafleur nets 3 g’s Chenille Lafleur knocked in all three of her team’s goals in the second half as the Coquitlam MetroFo r d P a n t h e r s overcame a 2-0 intermission deficit to down the Abbotsford Hurricane 3-2 in a girls Under-16 Silver ‘A’ Coastal Cup soccer game Sunday at Percy Perry Stadium. Goalie Ashley Hayes stopped a penalty strike late that led to Lafleur’s winner.

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Forrest MVP in 2000 Gold Cup continued from page 49

He was voted Canadian International Player of the Year in 1994, and backstopped Canada’s 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup victory, earning the tournament MVP award. Forrest was elected into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006. Christine Larsen (Synchro Swimming) – As a member of Team Canada’s synchronized swimming team, Larsen won a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Along with swimming partner Kathy Glen, she captured the gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the figures and duet events. In 1995, Larsen was a multiple national champion and earned silver at the FINA World Cup. Ljiljana Ljubisic (Track and Field) – After losing her eyesight as a child, Ljubisic demonstrated passion and perseverance as an athlete during nearly 20 years of competing on the international paralympic world stage. Over five Paralympics (1984 to 2000) she won five medals, including gold in the discus and silver in shotput at the 1992 Barcelona Games, and a bronze at 1988 Seoul and two bronze at 1996 Atlanta. Lui Passaglia (Football) – An iconic figure on the football field, Coquitlam’s Lui Passaglia was the placekicker/punter with the B.C. Lions for a recordbreaking 25-year career (1976-2000). During that time, he scored more points (3,991) than any other pro football player in history, while playing a record 408 regular season games. He played on three Grey Cup champions (1985, 1994 and 2000), and is a member of the Canadian Football and B.C. Sports halls of fame. Chris Wilson (Wrestling) – Wilson is a six-time Canadian national wrestling champion who won gold at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. His medal haul also includes silver at the 1991 World Cup and bronze in 1993. He wrestled for Canada at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and finished eighth overall. He was elected to the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association’s Hall of Fame in 2001.

BUILDERS

Dan Doyle (High School Sports) – Beginning in the 1950s, Doyle helped put high school sports, especially football, on the map in B.C. He was a founding member of the Coquitlam Secondary Athletic Association and played a large role in the establishment of the B.C. High School Athletic Association, which governs high school sports. Susan Kemper (Synchro Swimming) – Kemper’s involvement in synchronized swimming began over 30 years ago as an athlete. After a debilitating illness forced her out of the pool, she pursued excellence in the sport as a coach. She became Canada’s first Level 5 synchro coach, and served as Team Canada’s head coach from 2006 to 2008. Gordon Welbourne (Baseball) – He served as Babe Ruth league coach from 1968 to 1982 at Blue Mountain Park, served as president of the Coquitlam association for two years and then stepped forward to take on similar roles at the provincial level until 2000, when he was elected commissioner of the Pacific Northwest Regional League. As a coach, Welbourne guided his squads four provincial crowns (1973, ’77, ’95 and’97). Les Wingrove (Lacrosse) – In over 40 years, he has coached at every level, with his minor teams going on to win seven provincial crowns. He has managed and coached at both the junior and senior Adanac levels, including a Mann Cup championship in 2001. In 2003, he was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in the builder category.

TEAMS

Centennial Centaurs 1966 football team – As the school was transitioning from Como Lake to its then-new site on Poirier Street, the football team geared up for its first provincial championship. The Cents lost only once all season –– to a Washington State team –– before beating Killarney 12-0 in the inaugural Shrine Bowl at Nat Bailey Stadium. Coquitlam Sr. Adanacs 1980 World Nations champions – In the only Nations Cup box lacrosse championship, the local Adanacs rose above a tough group of opponents to win the crown. The Adanacs beaat out the North American Natives in a nationally televised game at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum.

CURE CAUSE

Sydney Veljacic (in black) of the high school all-stars battles a Coquitlam Eagles women’s club team opponent during the 2010 TriCities’ Game for a Cure on Sunday at Cunnings Field. The field hockey event was organized by Grade 12 Port Moody secondary student Nicola McIlwrick and so far raised more than $1,000 for breast cancer research. Donations are being accepted until Dec. 10 and can be made through http://donate.bccancerfoundation. com/gameforthecuretricities. CRAIG HODGE THE TRI-CITY NEWS


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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Scotty after his short but courageous battle with cancer. Scotty was a much loved father to Allen (Germaine), Andrew, Patricia (Robert) & Michelle (William). He was a loving grandfather to Adam, Drew, David, Max, Dakota, Tia, Sean, Owen, Danika and Demi, and great grandson Aedan. He will also be missed by his many friends and his constant companion, Gypsy. Please join us at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessey Street, PoCo on Sat, Nov 27 at 1pm for one last coffee and to pay tribute to this caring and generous man.

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#8111 1900-2080 Austin Ave (even) 1901-2087 Edgewood Ave 407-483 Glenholme St 411-496 Midvale St 395-495 Montgomery St 1904-1912 Rhodena Ave

You are “a leader and a student”, offering: Est. relationships with property managers & 10+ years of exp. Est. #1 salesperson. Solid knowledge of plumbing & HVAC-R. If it’s time for a change let’s talk. Send your resume to:

hrdevans@daryl-evans.com

#6058 421-450 Campbell Rd 408-412 Elm St (even) 1-11 Harbour Pl 409-585 Ioco Rd 10-30 Mercier Rd 463-541 San Remo Dr 423-433 Sentinel Rd

Sun Hang Do (Coq) F/T Martial Art Instructor. 3 - 5 yrs exp. Demonstrate & Instruct Martial Art $18.75/hr. Fax: 778-217-9931.

TEST ADMINISTRATOR (P/T) Pearson VUE has an opening for a part - time Test Administrator in Burnaby to administer licensing exams. We seek responsible people to work in a quiet office with calm test-takers. You must have internet/e-mail/PC skills & a flexible schedule.

#9899 3180-3195 Caufield Ridge 3090-3171 Plateau Blvd #9038 2281-2387 Argue St #9023 2701-2717 Anvil Green 738-788 Cannon Green 2609-2698 Fortress Crt 2603-2698 Fortress Dr 806-868 Musket Terr

Mon-Fri, various hours between 7a-8p, Sat 7a-2p, 1-2 Sat/month. Hours may be extended if deemed necessary. We’re a company committed to making the world a better place - one learner, one business leader, one reader at a time. If you’re interested in changing the way the world learns, then we’d like to meet you.

#8743 1951-2007 Bow Dr 1890-1999 Elizabeth Dr 1281-1300 Flynn Cres 1284-1291 Gable Dr 1282-1298 Novak Dr 2019-2027 Shaughnessy Pl

1306-1320 Shaughnessy St (even) 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

The successful candidate will also be able to contribute to a positive and dynamic atmosphere in a busy newsroom whose members believe in working together as a team. Wages and car allowance will be commensurate with existing union contract. Resumes can be sent via e-mail to Frank Bucholtz, editor, at frank@langleytimes.com. Clippings, video and other relevant work should be attached. Applications must be received by Thurs., Dec. 2, 2010.

Division of Black Press

ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704

Dayshifts only (weekdays/weekends)

Five Star Building Maintenance has Immediate F/T and P/T openings. We offer training programs, attractive wages and comprehensive benefits. Fax resume to 604-435-0516 or email to careers@fivestarbc.ca

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS

Tax Return Corporate, Personal, Discount for Seniors,

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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CALL 604-468-2287

• ESTIMATOR / PROJECT MANAGER Required Full-Time for Metro Roofing. RCABC Standards, Blue Print Reading & Computer Skills would be an asset. Commercial & Industrial Projects, BUR, torch, single ply, (TPO & PVC). Good communication and systems knowledge.

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

Good Wages & Benefits Call: 604.888.4856 Fax: 604.888.4827 E-mail: metroroofing@shaw.ca

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

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

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

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

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, customized menus tailored to your function! q Dinner Parties q Executive Meetings q Family Gatherings q Weddings / Banquets q B-B-Ques q Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

Apply online at: www.pearsoned.com/careers Search by state PEARSON VUE EOE - M/F/D/V

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@ 604-472-3042

Westwood & Lincoln - Coquitlam

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HELP WANTED

WE OPEN DOORS TO BRIGHTER FUTURES INTRODUCING THE NEW FACE OF THEO BC: OPEN DOOR GROUP Same great team, same great programs Our AIM program offers employment services to persons with mental health and physical barriers to employment. No cost to eligible participants Looking for work and want more information? Call our Richmond office today at 604 247-0770 Want to learn more about Open Door Group? OPENDOORGROUP.ORG

“Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement”.

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WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com FLOOR LAYER: 30 YEARS EXP. Carpet, Lino & repairs. Work Guar’d! Gary 604-585-2044.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more contact: Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or email jarome@dominiongrand.com *Historical performance does not guarantee future returns. 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 DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

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CARPET INSTALLATION

All Carpet & Lino Installations Repair/Restreching, 28 years exp. Work guaranteed. 10% Seniors. Discount. Call Cliff 604-462-0669

Kristy 604.488.9161

We gratefully acknowledge our funder for the AIM program

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and quote the route number. LMS Reinforcing Steel Group Hiring REBAR INSTALLERS for for various full-time jobs throughout the Lower Mainland. Experience pref’d, not mandatory. Competitive Wage & Benefits Please fill out an on line application at: www.lmsgroup.ca

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

604-468-8889

Sales Professional -

LEGAL SERVICES

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

The Best Team & Service !

The Times seeks an experienced reporter who will hit the ground running. The successful candidate will continually come up with unique and well-written stories that elicit a response from readers. While the new reporter will have certain beats, a great deal of enterprise reporting will be expected. The Times seeks a well-rounded general news reporter and feature writer, who is thoroughly familiar with photography, video, HTML, Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.

ELDERS HELP Companionship. $15/hr. Phone 604-544-0466.

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

Required, a seasoned professional for “maintenance and service” contract sales. Exceptional earnings for exceptional performance. We are progressive by nature & excellence in people.

HOME CARE

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Dewdney Trunk, M.Ridge

Westwood & Lougheed ALL SHIFTS, F/T and P/T

Looking for hard working motivated individuals to fill the role of a Packager/QC in a plastic injection molding plant. Current position open is on the graveyard shift. Experience as a Packager/QC is an asset. Please apply in person to: PH Molds Ltd. 19423 Fraser Way, Pitt Meadows between 8:30 & 4:00, Mon-Fri.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

SANDWICH ARTISTS

#8154 2270-2498 Latimer Ave 2251-2498 Warrenton Ave

#8644 1501-1765 Austin Ave (odd) 1707-1769 Haversley Ave 1707-1775 King Albert Ave 502-544 Laurentian Cres (even) 506-563 Poirier St FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

GM EAST INDIAN Restaurant is now hiring: Dishwasher, Kitchen helper & Servers full time & part time. Drop in with resume to 20726 Lougheed Hwy, between 2 & 5pm.

#8401 739-923 Foster Ave (odd) 730-920 Sprice Ave

who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? Qualified applicants receive training, support and remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

Great pay, ideal for students, earn $ for Christmas, customer sales/svc, conditions apply, all ages 18+. 604678-1065. winterbreakwork.ca

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

#6002 3313-3375 Dewdney Trunk Rd 101-102 Fraser St

Some great kids aged 12 to 18

PERSONAL SERVICES

Winter Break Work

Carriers Needed Rental Chairs Available

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

CLEANING SERVICES

~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~

Clean to Perfection. Reliable & Honest, Lic’d & Insured. Free window cleaning. 778-840-2421.

CLEANING SERV. European exp, trustworthy, exc ref’’s, bondable. Free Est Alexandra 604-942-5024. CLEANING SPECIAL Rates as low as $60/mo. Price incl. cleaning supp. Free estimates. Call A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539 CONDO CLEANING avail. Exp, detail, reliable Wednesday afternoons. Criminal check done. 604-552-2559

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Quinsam Coal Corporation COAL PROCESSING AND HANDLING MANAGER The company requires a self motivated, experienced Coal Processing and Handling Manager to improve processes and optimize product recovery in the Coal Preparation Plant. Responsibilitiess include: ƒ maintain a saafe and compliant workplace ƒ ensure budgeet and production argets are meet ƒ research and develop alternate shipping and handling options ƒ improve quality assurance and quality controol ƒ schedule and manage facility upgrades.

The successful candidate will have: ƒ Bachelor degree in engineering or science ƒ minimum 5 to 7 years experience in the mining industry, preferably in coal ƒ strong technical skills with knowleddge of processing techniques ƒ excellent planning, leadership and communication abilities ƒ experience preparing schedules and budgets ƒ may require some travel.

Located in a desirable area, this position offers a competitive salary, generous benefit package and growth opportunities as the company develops other projects. Send your resume in confidence to: Quinsam Coal Corporation PO Box 5000, Campbell River BC V9W 8A3 • Email: jobs@quinsam.com


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CLEANING SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

MAIDS R’ US

ATC LANDSCAPE

The Best Cleaners around GUARANTEED! Best rates, exp’d staff, 22 yrs exp. Refs. Wkly/bi-mnthly. Guaranteed, perfect work. Any package. Res/Comm. Give us a call

Landscape Maintenance Services

604-808-0212

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• Fall Yard Clean-Ups • Lawn Maintenance • Gardening • Hedge & Tree Trimming

Landscaping Construction & Maintenance Home Renovations Bobcat & Excavating Snow Clearing & Salting

604.720.2853 Fully Insured. Member of BBB.

www.atclandscape.com

604-949-1399

Free estimates, Seniors Disc, high quality, low cost, WCB.

~ 25% off with this ad ~

RENO & REPAIR

STAMPED CONCRETE

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

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ARTISTIX MAINTENANCE

Free Estimates 604-813-6949 * Servicing the community since 1994* RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Fully Insured & Guaranteed CELL # 604.240.4443 Tom 604.937.1110

FREE GUTTER CLEANING With installation of gutter guard system. For info cascadegutters.ca 604-319-9598 GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ELECTRICAL

#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. PRECISION ELECTRICAL (EC# 104963) Residential, Renovations, Service upgrades, no job too small. Licensed and Bonded. Free Estimates, 604-831-7281 REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS • Additions • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Decks 30 Years Experience Licensed - Insured

Cedar Fencing Installations ATC LANDSCAPE 604.720.2853 Fully Insured. Member of BBB. www.atclandscape.com

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-540-8501.

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING Specialists in:

- ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

Ph: 604-469-2331

BLAKE’S PAINTING & DECORATING Interior Exterior Spraytex ceilings/repairs Drywall repairs

HOME REPAIRS

HOME HANDYMAN 604-724-5082

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 Interiors: Baths (renos/repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Most work completed in 2 days or less * Quality work, prompt service, fair prices * 19 Years. serving Coquitlam Ctr. & area. For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

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MISC SERVICES

Christmas Lights Installation Save yourself the trouble & stay safe! Fully insured and WCB Coverage. Arbora Property Services 778-2400778

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

MOVING & STORAGE

27 Years in bus. A Moving Experience. Fast, dependable service. L & D Enterprises. Seniors Disc. Will pack your POD. 604-464-5872. $30 / PER HOUR - ABE MOVING *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of moving/packing. Excellent Service. Reas. rates! Different from the rest. 604-861-8885 www.advancemovingbc.com ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1man $35/hr, 2men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience-604 506-7576

604-537-4140

From $48/per

Gary 604-339-5430 JERRY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE A to Z Residential/Strata/Commercial Repairs.

35 years exp. No job too small. 604-710-8184 or 604-941-7988. RENOVATIONS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

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SNOWCLEARING GENTLEMEN SNOW REMOVAL Driveways/Sidewalks/Roofs/Salting & Ice removal. Micah 604-230-0429 WOOLRIDGE SNOW Clearing is proud to offer 24 hr snow clearing and ice control at affordable prices for residential, small commercial and strata customers. For more information or a free quote call James at 604-996-7218

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CALL 604-937-0203

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Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

604.723.8434 Interior Master’s

Christmas Special 15% off • Top Quality • Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Estimates

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD - Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

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

SEASIDE Painting & Decking

604-942-6907

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! AMAN’S PLUMBING SERVICES Lic.gas fitter. Reas $. 778-895-2005 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, unclog drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640 A-Grade Plumbing Heating & Drainage. Lic’d local plumber / gas fitter. Free est. Guar’d work 778.881.7598

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

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J.J. ROOFING. New Roofs / ReRoofs / Repairs. (Free skylight with new roof). Free Est. Ref’s. WCB Insured. Jas @ 604-726-6345

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D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

Serving Tri City 30 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com

Scott 604-891-9967 2 HUNGRY PAINTERS & Power Washing. Low prices. Int/Ext. Man & wife 75 years combined exp. 604.467.2532 twohungrypainters.ca

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

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ACCIDENTAL LITTER, mother very gentle, adorable. 1st shots, dewormed 8 wks, $100. 604-768-7394 AKITA SHEPHERD X PUPS born Oct. 17, family raised, vet chkd 1st shots $300/ea. 604-856-0469 AUSTRALIAN BLUE HEELERS, Christmas puppies ready to go. 1st shots, dewormed, 604-572-7249. BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. M $350; F $400, Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360, 604-856-7975 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. 1 (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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SPORTING GOODS

AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!

REAL ESTATE 609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

COQUITLAM. Comfortable 2 bdrm condo, view, 3 appl, f/p, 2 u/g prkg, ceramic & laminate. Nr shops, park & transit. $188,900. 778-229-4156

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422

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MORTGAGES

BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

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

Call 604-421-1235

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

KITCHEN ISLAND, oak, granite top; like new Amana 4 bnr gas cooktop; all accessories; downdraft. 604-868- 3598. $975

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE MUSHROOM MANURE. 13 yds $140 or Well Rotted $160/10 yds. Delivery in Van/Maple Ridge BBY (604)856-8877

COQUITLAM

ADELAIDE APT 1 & 2 Bdrms in quiet bldg close to Safeway.

BLUE MOUNTAIN APT 1 & 2 Bdrms close to transit & shopping.

PARKSIDE APT 1 Bdrms across from Blue Mountain Park. Very quiet in excel location.

Call for showing 604-931-4014 SHERWOOD APT 1 & 2 Bdrms in excel location near SFU.

Call 604-830-9781 Glendale Apt

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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

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

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MISC. WANTED

POSTAGE STAMP COLLECTOR wants to buy stamp collections. 778-355-9964

1 & 2 Bdrms, 5 mins to Lougheed Mall and skytrain.

Call 604-931-2024 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM CENTRE $1250/2 br - Top Floor Corner Unit. South facing, laminate floor, fireplace, patio. Next to Coquitlam Centre, walk to Douglas College, West Coast Express, bus stops, Lafarge lake. Available now. Call 778-846-9878.

COQUITLAM CENTRE “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm $1230/mo 1 Bdrm & Den $960/mo *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

604-944-2963 COQUITLAM

CRESCENT VIEW A few large 3 bdrms, reno’d townhouses avail with bsmt and patio. Different floor plans avail to choose from. 5 Appl’s some with garage in or beside. Near Port Mann bridge in magnificent area.

For info call 604-834-4097 Website:www.aptrentals.com

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

EXTRA CHEAP

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BABY GRAND PIANO. Black Pearl River, Yamaha inside. 6 yrs. old. $5200. 604-302-9042

www.aptrentals.net

PETS

RED’S RUBBISH REMOVAL. I Need Work! Home Maintenance. Reasonable rates. Call Red 604-290-7033.

Rubbish Removal Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

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PETS

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PETS

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

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941

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ENGLISH BULLDOG, CKC reg. 12 wks old, shots, microchip, vet ✔ Healthy, happy, gorgeous. Health gurant’d. $2200. Call 778-895-8453 ENGLISH MASTIFF pups, M/F, p/b, papers, microchipped, dewormed, 1st shots. $1900. 604-316-5644. GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $750. (604)796-3026. No sun calls GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS working line blck & blck & tan, 9 wks, $650 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 GERMAN SHEPHERD Reg’d pups, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guaranteed. Call 604-856-8161. Golden Retrievers, 8 wks, vet check view parents, born oct 2. Ready to go. $600 (604)796-2886/793-3992 KITTENS; Manx X, 1 gray tabby male, mouser family ,12 wks. Yarrow address. $45. 1-604-997-6009 Kitten/tabby (blk/brown/grey stripes) 4-6 mo. looking for loving home. To apprvd home only. 778-887-5001 aft 3pm. Maltese/Shihtzu, 5 yrs, female, needs home with lots of attention. $150. (604)792-1990/792-0494 MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups & adults. Ador. choc. & colours. Non-shedding. 604-820-9469 MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! www.856-dogs.com or call: 604856-3647. OLD ENGLISH BULLDOG. 12 wks female. Registered. Kind & gentle. $1500 obo. Tracy 604-617-3463 Persian kittens reg. Snow Whites Blue/Crms. 1st Shots. Ready to go. Health guar. $600: 604-538-1446. PITT BULL PUPPIES, 6 weeks old, gray/blue, white & fawn. 2M, 2 F. $300. Call: (604)504-0738. Wolf X Shepherd pups, $450. 8 wks blk w/markings, dewormed, view parents. chrisjo@telus.net (604)8692772 Laidlaw, Hope YORKIE BICHON PUPPIES Vet checked, dewormed, shots, non-shedding. $500. 604-466-2833. Yorkshire Terrier pups, CKC reg’d, 1st shots. vet ✓ $1100-$1300. M/F, Ready Dec 9. 604-793-2063

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Tree Service

Spring Special $595 upto 1000 s.f. English Craftsman, Bonded & Insured. Since 1978, Int/Ext, Spray Painting. 604-462-8528, 218-9618

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PETS

PAUL BUNYAN

www.proaccpainting.com

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

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS

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

PRIMO PAINTING

www.ezgomovers.com

# 1 PAY-LESS Painting Interior FALL Special

SUNDECKS

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

$45/Hr

Quick & Reliable Movers

HOOT & OWL BE THERE! BUILDING MAINT & REPAIRS LTD. Renovations & repairs Concrete, asphalt, vinyl decks, Roof & gutter repairs Custom bathrooms & tile work. Reliable contractor Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

#1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL

Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

AFFORDABLE MOVING

EZ GO MOVERS

Dean 604-834-3076

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“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

Meadows Landscape Supply (604)465-1311

A-1 CONTRACTING Renos. Bsmt stes, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks. Dhillon 604-782-1936. AAA1 PROF HANDYMAN SERVICE Kitchen/Bath/Decks/Fences/Drywall

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

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✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

From 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

Home Renovations and New Construction

Ref’s W Insured W WCB Paper Hanging Removal Written Guarantee Residential/ Commercial

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RENTALS 706

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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)

RENTALS 706

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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: 604-460-7539

St. John’s Apartments 2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody Cozy apts easy access to SFU. 1 & 2 bdrms from $720. Close to schools, transit, Barnet Beach & park. View suites of Burrard Inlet. U/g pkg, laundry room. For more info & viewing call

Dragan 778-788-1845

PITT MEADOWS ‘’The Origin’’, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 ba, 6 appls. N/S, N/P $1050. Avail immed. 778-384-1014 POCO Lge 2 bdrm, upper floor, sep. ent, newly renovated, close to Poco City Hall, no pets, ref, $750 plus util. Paula 604-802-4039 PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bdrm Suites Available With Large Balcony / Patio Walking distance to all amenities and WC Express. New carpets and appl’s. Gated parking. Quiet and secure bldg. Adult oriented. Sorry no pets. Refs required.

Hyland Manor

Call 604-941-9051

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

Cedar Grove Apartments 655 North Rd, Coquitlam Fab location close to everything. 1 bdrm suites avail. Mins from Lougheed Mall, Skytrain Shopping & parks. Bus station right in front. Parking and Laundry room. For more info & viewing call

Beata 778-788-1840 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

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

Call (604) 931-2670

COQUITLAM (West) BACHELOR STE & 1 BDRM “SUPER LOCATION” near Vancouver Golf Course, Blue Mtn/Austin, Shops & Bus. WELL MAINTAINED BLDG E Large apts E Security Camera E Onsite Caretaker E N/pets E N/s 604-931-4648, 604-889-8534 604-936-4774

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CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.

Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net PORT COQUITLAM; clean, spac 2 bdrm apt. Heat & h/w incl, $895/mo. Avail now. Ref’s. (604)783-2262

NEW carpets & lino $775/mo S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Secure gated parking S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550 PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 bdrm condo. 5 appls. Gas F/P. Nr rec ctr, transit & library. Avail now. $1150/mo. N/P. N/S. 604-524-3353. PORT MOODY, Newport Village lux 1800SF 3 BR 2 Ba inlet view condo SS appl. inste lndry rm W/D, HW, lam, tile flrs $2325 604-469-0749 PORT MOODY. Now renting ~ Villa Leah 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. suites. $950 $1475/mo Newly reno’d & upgraded Available immed. 778-355-6677 PORT MOODY

THE PERFECT LOCATION Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. Sorry, no pets. Starting at $720/mo.

Call 604-724-6967

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COQUITLAM warehouse, 175 Schoolhouse St. 3,579 - 5,900 sq ft. Call Rachel 604-633-2888.

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750 + SQ/FT OFFICE space with small kitchen.

604-944-2963 747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING NOW RENTING EXCEPTIONAL RETIREMENT INDEPENDENT LIVING 55 RJ Kent Residences. Brand New 1 bdrm. suites. Monthly lease includes 2 meals, weekly housekeeping and flat laundry service. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam 778-285-5554

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION PORT COQUITLAM. Furnished sep rooms. Dec 1. $400. incl util/int tsolca@hotmail.com 604-754-1225 Port Coquitlam, nr. Costco, 2 bdrm + den T.H. to share. 3 level, 2.5 baths. NS/NP. $725 + utils. Dec. 1st. 604-945-0340 or 604-317-5745

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STORAGE

STORAGE SPACE for rent. 1400 sf. Available now. For more info call 604-866-8182.

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SUITES, LOWER

ANMORE. 1 bdrm on acre, 1000 sf, priv entry, cvrd deck, shrd W/D. N/P, suits 1, $695+ utils. Immed/Dec.1. 604-506-1034 BURNABY, 3 rentals - 2 bdrm. central $850mo. Avail. now. New 1 bdrm. bsmnt. suites $800mo. each. Dec. 1. N/P. N/S. 604-520-9629.

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HOMES FOR RENT

CENTRAL COQUITLAM Well maintained 3 bedroom plus den rancher with basement. Fenced backyard, hardwood floors, 2 gas fireplaces, kitchen redone with oak cabinets and granite counters. Close to all levels of schools, shopping and transit. 604-916-1258 Available Dec. 1. $1600 per month. COQUITLAM, 3/bdrm house. New Horizon area. Nr mall, attached double garage, new appli, new flooring & paint. $1750/mo. Avail NOW. Small pet ok. 604-418-3858 DEWDNEY area, 3 bdrm. home comp. with 5 appl. 2 baths. Nice setting. $1800 mo. Additional land and barn avail. 250-459-2454 PORT MOODY 4 bdrms approx 3000 s/f, unfin bsm’t, n/s n/p. Ref’s req $2,100/mo. Avail now 778-2887070 oldcut@hotmail.com WESTWOOD PLATEAU 5 bdrm, 3.5 bath, dble gar., 2 fireplace, greenbelt, n/s, n/p. $2250 604-5185204

LUXURY 1 BDRM. Like New. 5 Appliances. Mount Baker View. Walk out with own back yard. $700 / month.

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SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM spacious, bright, clean 2 bdrm. suite, own ent., carport, share lndry., prkg., $900mo. No dogs. Dec. 1/15. 604-937-3534 COQUITLAM W. Large brand new 3 bdrm. +, City view, 2 full baths, gar., 5 appl., Easy access to hwy. & SFU. 2000 sq. ft. $1950 mo. Avail. now 778-355-2945, 604-729-6522 MAPLE RIDGE 20199 Wharf St. 3 bdrm/den, upper flr, $1300 + utils. 1 bdrm suite dwn, $650 + utils. Avail now. N/P. N/S. 604-525-5849. MAPLE RIDGE. Studio/loft above barn. incl. heat, light, N/S N/P. Semi horse board avail. $700 mo. Avail. now. 604-374-2821, 604-477-1051 MAPLE RIDGE W. 3 bdrm 1.5 bath, F/P, lrg fncd yrd, near schl, $1400 incl utils. NS/NP.Call 604-942-8478 PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1195 +60% util. 604-469-9402

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2010 TOYOTA COROLLA LE, 13 km, auto, no accid, fac. warr, $17,300 obo. Call 604-836-5931. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, 7000 kms. auto, factory warranty. No acc. $24,500. Call 604-836-5931.

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PITT MEADOWS: 2-3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm ea mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows V3Y 2B2. Send SASE or leave msg 604-465-1938 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm T/H’s, $755/mo & $775/mo and a 5 Bdrm T/H for $1190/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. 604-464-0034. PORT COQUITLAM, executive Townhouse, 2 bdrms + den, 2 baths, S.S. appls. 2 prk. $1500+ utils. N/S. Pets ok. (778) 858-8947. PORT MOODY: 3 Bdrm T/H, family oriented complex, 3 baths, full bsmt mgr onsite, pets ok. $1500/mo, avail now. Pls call: (604)939-9875

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TRUCKS & VANS

1995 FORD AEROSTAR XLT, Great condition. auto, AirCared. $1500. 604-889-0593 1997 DODGE CARAVAN - 7 passenger, great condition $1800 obo. 604-349-4477 2002 FORD F150 XLT 4X2 s/c. One owner, extra clean, white. 4.6 EFI, 4 spd. auto O/D, 4 dr. w/flairside bed, f.g. bed cover. XLT special appearance pkg, cast alum. wheels. $8000. Daytime/Evening 604-746-7472. 2005 PONTIAC MONTANA SV6, 7 passenger, pristine cond, low km’s, $7900 obo. private (778)565-1097

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN FINDLAY GRAHAM TAYLOR, DECEASED, LATE OF PORT COQUITLAM, B.C., WHO DIED JUNE 15,2010 TAKE NOTICE that all persons having claims upon the estate of the above named must file with the undersigned Executor by the 26th day of December, 2010 a full statement of the claims and of securities held by them. Trevor Peter Lewis Executor 12416 189A Street Pitt Meadows,B.C. V3Y 2H2

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COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm bsmt. Lrg l/rm N/S. N/P. $800/mo. incl utils. & cable. Avial immed. 604-803-8825. COQUITLAM, Bright spac 1 bdrm. Nr Coq Ctr. Avail Dec 1st. Pri entry. Incl utils/cble/lndry, only $700/mo. N/S, N/P. 604-944-7580. COQUITLAM: lovely, bright, lrg 2 bdrm bsmt ste in 10 yr old house. Near Poirier comm ctr. Inste lndry. NS/NP. Monitered alarm, 1 car prkg $875. Avail immed. (604)937-7500

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COQUITLAM Lrg studio, light hskpg sep entry, shrd lndry. NS, NP. Incl cbl/utils. $590/mo. (604)468-0625 COQUITLAM,N.Bright 1 bdrm, grnd lvl. Priv ent. Own wd/dw. NP/NS. $750 incl utils. Call 604-941-1713. COQUITLAM, nr. Austin/Mariner, britht 2 bdrm, view Mt. Baker, all appls, F/P, alarm syst, NS/NP, $950. Avail immed.(604)464-2580 COQUITLAM, nr Loughheed Mall. 1 bdrm ste. Private ent. Shared W/D. $650 incl utils. N/S. N/P. Suitable for 1 person. 604-936-2965.

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COQUITLAM. Reno’d 2 bdrm, approx 1,000 sf. Spacious, bright, quiet area, cul-de-sac, shr. lndry, avail. Dec. 1st. NS/NP. $1,000 + 1/3 uitl. Phone (604)941-5436. COQUITLAM WW Plateau. 1 Bdrm +den, grnd lvl, priv ent, h/w flrs, full bath, alarm, w/d. Ns/Np, avail now. $800/mo incl utils. 778-231-9604.

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N. PORT COQUITLAM 3 bdrm. suite, N/S N/P. Above ground. $900 mo. Jan. 1. 604-805-3399 PITT MEADOWS, avail. immed. Newly painted, 1 bdrm. Mature person/couple, own ent. & patio. Utils. incl. N/S, pets neg. 604-460-1958

PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm, bright, above grnd, NP/NS, no lndry. Incl cble, hydro. $750m. 604-866-8182 PORT COQUITLAM. As new 2 bdrm, Dorset Ave, new paint & tile, blt in vac, cov. patio, util incl.ns/np, lease, $925/mo. dale44@telus.net. Vacant. Call (604)351-1016. PORT COQUITLAM: Large bright 2 bdrm bsmt ste. Own laundry, D/W, gas f/p, $900 incl all utils, no cable. N/P, N/S. Suits couple. Avail now or Dec. 1 (778)839-0534 PORT COQUITLAM. Large bright quiet, view, 2 bdrm g/lvl. Shared w/d. $890/mo incl util 778-823-0423 PORT MOODY 2bdr grnd lvl suite, $1100 incl utils. Nr rec ctr 1300 sq/ft, great water view, n/s, small pet ok, Dec 1st. Call 778-229-6181. PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $700 + 20% utils. Free lndry, nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Call 604-469-9402. WEST COQUITLAM LARGE bright Grnd lvl 1bdrm,1 bath priv ent,own w/d,dw,alrm,nr bus & SFU, NS/NP/ Ref’s hydro incl, Avail NOW! $800 604-314-6607

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PORT COQUITLAM 1 Bdrm bsmt suite for rent $800/mnth. New flooring throughout. Garden plot available. Includes separate entry, in-suite laundry, utilities, and cable/internet. NS/NP. Ref. Required. 778-320-0055 PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm a/g ste, clean, new renos, avail now. $1100 incl utils/wd. NS/NP. 778-285-9030

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1983 BUICK Lesabre Excellent condition In & Out $1900. Beautiful ride (778)668-4617 1996 CHEVY CORSICA, 4 cyl, 4 dr, auto, runs & looks great, AirCared, a/c, $1600. (604)889-0593 1997 BUICK PARK AVE. Ultra, every optiun, s/roof, H.U.D., Immac cond, 117K. $6500. 778-565-1097 2000 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE good condition. $4200. Call 604463-9407. 2005 CHEVY OPTRA. Blue, runs well except for reverse, good on gas. $4500 obo. 778-316-8561.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1989 VOLVO, $1500, 4 door sedan, runs great , Air Cared. Feb/11. Must sell. before Dec. 1. 778-840-1961 1995 HONDA ACCORD EX 5/spd very clean, sedan, 222K. Extras incl alarm & 2 sets of summer & winter tires/rims. $4700. 604-858-4107. 2010 HONDA ACCORD, 4 dr, auto, 11 km, fac. warr, no accid, 1 owner, $23,500 obo. Call 604-308-9624.

TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RV’S, VANS 3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on bcclassified.com (private party ads only)

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