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Cultural wish list at council Coquitlam Public Library seeks summer Sunday openings, other groups seek salary, reno cash By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Five arts and cultural groups that operate out of Coquitlam city facilities went before council this week to ask for more money in their budgets this year. The organizations — Coquitlam Public Library, Place des Arts, Société Place Maillardville, Evergreen Cultural Centre and Coquitlam Heritage Society — had representatives at Tuesday’s finance committee to highlight last year’s achievements and this year’s wants. And if there was a common theme it was that managers are feeling the pinch for more programs and services in the ever-growing city, which is bustling with building activity. At CPL, which is preparing to transfer its City Centre branch this year to a new location on Pinetree Way, program attendance is up more than 6,000 visits over five years.

Volunteers are invited to come out and help Garry Elgear clean up the Coquitlam River shoreline from the Red Bridge in Port Coquitlam to the upper reaches in Coquitlam on Sunday. Feb. 5. For complete story, see page 15.

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First Evergreen contracts set By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore was on hand for the announcement of pre-construction contracts for the Evergreen Line.

Putting a final nail in the Evergreen Line skeptic’s coffin, officials announced in Port Moody Wednesday morning the first pre-construction contract awards for the long-awaited SkyTrain line to the Tri-Cities. Contracts were awarded to Surrey-based Hans Demolition and Excavating and to Pedre Contractors Ltd., which is located in Langley. Hans will receive $99,465 to demolish three vacant residential buildings — at 635 and 639 Clarke Rd. in Coquitlam and 2889 North Rd. in Burnaby. Pedre’s contract, valued at about $2.2 million, will be to in-

stall underground power lines in Port Moody and Coquitlam. The lines will provide power to build the bored tunnel and supply power for the operation of the Evergreen Line. Pedre vice president Steve Anderson said they’ll likely start work in the second week of February at North Road and Como Lake Avenue. “Today represents a major step toward this ambitious project to expand and improve public transit here in Metro Vancouver,” said Denis Lebel, the federal minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “Public transit is a very clear priority for all of us and our government is proud to partner with British Columbia,

TransLink and all the municipalities here today to improve these vital links that Canadians rely upon every day.” Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore, the minister of Canadian Heritage, described the Evergreen Line as the “next step in the great rail legacy in the Tri-Cities,” noting the $1.4-billion project makes the SkyTrain line the largest transportation infrastructure project in this area’s history. The announcement means shovels will soon be in the ground to prepare for Evergreen Line construction — meaning motorists should prepare for some commuting headaches. see CONTRACT JOBS JOBS,, page 3


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Coquitlam development goes against the trend

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2011 was a boom year for construction & business licences were up, too By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The stunning pace of growth in Coquitlam over the last year reflects confidence by in the future of the suburban city, says the manager of economic development for the city. With the Evergreen Line construction about to start, new projects are coming on line while longplanned communities, such as Burke Mountain and City Centre, are taking shape, said David Munro, who was hired in July to oversee economic development in the city. Munro predicts more developers will begin to see the advantage of densifying along the Evergreen Line route while older, established neighbourhoods, such as Maillardville and the Austin Heights area, will see some modest densification. “If you look at trends for 2012, you’re going to see the residential — while it may not be as high — still significant growth there,” said Munro. Indeed, it would be hard to match the growth of development in the city that saw a 30% jump in the value of building permits last year over 2010 (see sidebar) despite ongoing uncertainties in the economy. In comparison, the value of development in Port Coquitlam dropped by about 30% and, in Port Moody where council held fast to a zero-growth policy pending Evergreen Line construc-

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City Centre is one area where growth is predicted. Other areas expected to boom because of the Evergreen Line include Burquitlam and Austin Heights. tion, it dropped by about 31% over the year previous. One low-point in Coquitlam’s development numbers is the slow pace of industrial building. Munro said builders are likely waiting for the Port Mann/Highway 1 project to be completed before revealing their plans but he said the completion of the King Edward Street overpass could help business in industrial parks south of the city. He also credits the city’s diversity and attractiveness to new immigrants for continued economic growth. Munro said people come to Coquitlam to educate their children through School District 43’s international education program or similar programs available in the private

sector or at Douglas College and then decide to stay and invest. “Their families come out, and all of a sudden you’re driving international trade,” Munro said, pointing out that the city handed out more business licenses last year compared to the year previous. With residential growth comes the need for services, which is why all Coquitlam saw a 7% increase in the number of business licenses issued, Munro said. Port Coquitlam and Port Moody saw similar increases in the number of business licenses issues, suggesting a degree of business confidence throughout the region. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Coquitlam Commercial Industrial S/family Multi Duplex Institutional Total

$2.3m $2.3m $76.4m $123m $7.3m $3.4m $214.7m

$12.7m $32,000 $154.6m $154m $3.3m $22.6m $347.2m

Port Coquitlam Commercial Industrial S/f, duplex Multi-family Institutional Total

$13.2m $3.2m $13.3m $54.3m $3.3m $87.6m

$10.5m $7m $12.6m $13m $14m $57m

Port Moody Commercial Industrial Residential Institutional Total

$2.2m N/A $42.2m $20,000 $44m

$843,400 $0 $28m $2m $30.1m

Building licences Coquitlam Port Coquitlam Port Moody

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Hotel hopes reno will boost occupancy rates this year The general manager of the Best Western Hotel Plus Coquitlam Inn and Convention Centre is banking on an $800,000 renovation to boost occupancy rates for 2012. Tereza McDermid said a room and lobby remodel that took place last year is starting to pay off and she predicts a modest growth in business for the coming year. “We are confident that our hotel renovations are going to improve our hotel’s performance,” said McDermid of the renovation, which added new carpeting, updated furniture in all 106 rooms, plus innovations such as laptop safes and fridges in every room. Several energy efficiency modifications have also been added to enhance performance.

Contract jobs promised continued from front page

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Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart told reporters Wednesday that the city is working with the province to minimize traffic disruptions during construction of the Evergreen Line.

Local mayors, however, were quick to downplay the possibility that the Tri-Cities will encounter the same kind of crippling effect as Canada Line construction down Cambie Street in Vancouver. “Coquitlam has waited 20 years for this SkyTrain line and we’re really excited about it,” said Mayor Richard Stewart. “Nonetheless we have an engineering team at city hall working to minimize those disruptions. “A good portion of the line will be well away from a main road or on private property.... So we don’t anticipate the same kinds of issues. But we certainly are paying close attention to what happened with the Canada Line and we’re

making sure our community is well served both during and after construction.” Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay added work will be scheduled outside of peak rush hours to minimize construction-related congestion. Pre-construction activities also expected to begin soon include road widening, relocating utilities, realigning railway tracks and removing vacant buildings. B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom said the Evergreen Line was always going to happen, despite challenges in funding the project. “It was always a reality without question, but there’s always a challenge when you’re talking about a project that’s over a bil-

lion dollars; there’s a lot of work going into that. “And it’s not just about the project, it’s about ensuring the quality of the project, how the project is delivered, what kind of jobs are created and where those jobs are created, and it’s about making sure we get the best value for the taxpayers.” A representative from Hans Demolition said about four people will be handling the demolition projects while Pedre expects to employ about 25 for the power line relocations. Funding for the Evergreen Line comes from $583 million from the province, up to $417 million from Ottawa and $400 million from TransLink. Completion is slated for the summer of 2016.

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“We’d like to have it be its full potential,” said Bell, who explained that a one-to-10 staff ratio makes it difficult to help students with their homework and other personal issues. “We like keeping our rooms with a good ratio, and they trust us, and if they want to talk, we

want to know what’s going on with each of them,” said Bell. The society would also like to take the students on more field trips but is struggling to pay for transportation, she said. Kateslem has come a long way since it started with a single program

at Banting, and graduates go on to high school with more skills and an understanding of the importance of giving back to the community. According to Bell, the students get enthusiastic about helping others and have conducted food drives, collected items for the pediatric ward

• The Kateslem Youth Society Fundraiser takes place at Golden Spike Pub, Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. There will be a choice of entrees, games and prizes. Items for the silent auction would also be appreciated. Contact Karyn Bell at karynkateslem@ yahoo.ca. newsroom@tricitynews.com

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By Diane Strandberg Kids attending an after school program are learning life skills and reaching out to the community. But now they need the community to reach out to them. On Saturday, Feb. 4 the Kateslem Youth Society will be holding a pub night to raise funds to keep the Kateslem program free for kids aged 11 to 14 years. The program at Como Lake and Banting middle schools provides homework help, life skills, community outreach, field trips, crafts and activities. It has been running for about 13 years and is currently attended by 20 students, said co-ordinator Karyn Bell. Funding is provided by the United Way with community grants from Coast Capital and Telus but more funds are needed, said Bell, to provide much-needed additional supervision. The group now has charitable tax status to help with fundraising.

Bell said the students would also like to run a soup kitchen if they can get some supplies, noting that the program provides a safe place for kids every day after school. “I feel that basically, it gives the kids with something to do, it keeps them from hanging out on the street.”

at Royal Columbian Hospital and the single moms attending CABE, Coquitlam Alter nate Basic Education. Last spring, the students conducted a free soccer skills camp for about 100 children with the help of volunteer coaches. Another camp is planned for this spring break.

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CPL seeks Sunday openings and expanded collection continued from front page

This increase is despite the Poirier branch being closed for six months for renovations and with fewer kindergarten kids attending because of full-day school. As well, the young adult program has more than doubled in the same period while adult programming has increased by some 80%, said library director Rhiann Piprell. For the new year, the library plans, among other things, to expand its multicultural collection, start a reading/ learning program for people with developmental disabilities, develop a community survey and move towards a seven-day-a-week operation, year round. The library is asking council for $50,000 this year to open on Sundays in the summer, at both branches, as well as $32,473 for a library coordinator. Place des Arts, which saw a 5.2% increase in overall visits to the Maillardville facility over 2010 and a 15% hike in registrations, is asking council for $32,885 more this year to implement salary review recommendations. Executive director Joan Roberts told the committee only half of its registrants are city residents — a number that concerned many councillors. “If we bring people into Coquitlam,” she argued, “they might patronize some local businesses.” Al Boire of Société Place Maillardville said his group is looking forward to the centre’s long-overdue renovations, which are proposed in this year’s budget at $10 million. The facility has 35 paid office staff and youth workers — none of whom receive benefits — as well as 120 volunteers who manage 700 kids a month in drop-in programs, 500 children in after-school programs and hundreds more in adult activities. Last year, Boire said Place Maillardville lost its executive director and a co-ordinator, primarily due to poor pay, stress and heavy workloads. Boire is asking council to put another $53,000 in the centre’s base budget for employee retention, a new strategic plan, and increased accounting fees. At Evergreen, which is marking its 15th year, executive director JonPaul Walden also said his centre is seeing pressures, with patron attendance up more than 21,000 since 2007. Last year, ECC put on 62

performances as well as arts programs and art exhibits in its Pinetree Way space, which is also used by 18 arts/cultural groups. It has a longterm plan for a $7 million upgrade. As for its new request, Evergreen is asking council to fund the replacement of appliances and the original theatre flooring, for a combined

total of $51,800. And finally, the Coquitlam Heritage Society, which manages Mackin House, Coquitlam’s museum, is asking for a 3% boost to its $169,680 budget, executive director Jill Cook said. The cultural groups are competing for tax dollars with city departments, i.e., planning, engineering and RCMP

An artist’s rendering of a future Evergreen Cultural Centre, which was presented before the finance standing committee in Coquitlam on Tuesday. The 2008 drawing was done by Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc.

— the heads of which made their presentations before the city’s finance standing committee on Monday. City council will debate the funding requests on Feb. 13; first, second and third readings of the city’s fiveyear financial plan is expected on Feb. 20 with final adoption planned for March 5.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC

PROPOSED OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3793 Intent of the Proposed p Bylaw: y To amend the Of¿cial Community Plan (OCP) land use designation from RSL (Residential Single Dwelling) to R (Residential) to facilitate a duplex proposal. Location of Property p y Affected: 3231 Fox Street

PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3794

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY

Intent of the Bylaw: y To amend the Zoning Bylaw designation of 3231 Fox Street from RS4 (Residential Single Dwelling 4) to RD (Residential Duplex).

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Location of Properties p Affected: 3231 Fox Street

Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. DVP00018 FOR 2168 NOVA SCOTIA AVENUE This is to notify you that the Council of the City of Port Coquitlam will be conducting a Public Input Opportunity for a D e v e l o p m e n t Va r i a n c e Permit application in respect of the above noted property at Council’s regular meeting of Monday, February 13, 2012. The meeting will commence at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC. The Development Variance Permit will vary the regulations of Zoning Bylaw, 2008, No. 3630 to allow for a reduced rear yard setback in the RS2 zone for three of the proposed lots at 2168 Nova Scotia Avenue. If you wish to comment on the application, you may write to the Corporate OfÀcer prior to the meeting, or attend the Council meeting, at which time you will be given an opportunity to be heard, or to present a written submission. Further information may be obtained from the Development Services Department at 604-927-5442. More information and a larger map can be seen at www.portcoquitlam.ca/getinvolved p q g Susan Rauh, CMC Corporate OfÀcer 604-927-5421 corporateofÀce@portcoquitlam.ca

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PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3795 Intent of the Bylaw: y To amend the Zoning Bylaw designation of 2168 Nova Scotia Avenue from P2 (Institutional) to RS2 (Residential Single Dwelling 2) to facilitate a proposed 29 lot subdivision. Location of Properties p Affected: 2168 Nova Scotia Avenue Inspection p of Documents: A copy of the proposed Bylaws may be inspected in the Corporate OfÀce, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, except Saturdays, Sundays, and any Statutory Holiday, until February 13, 2012 inclusive. Further information and a larger map can be seen at www.portcoquitlam.ca/getinvolve p q g d and further details can be obtained from the Development Services Department at 604-927-5442. Also available for inspection is the “Of¿cial Community Plan Bylaw, 2004, No. 3467” and “Zoning Bylaw, 2008, No. 3630” (which would be amended by the proposed bylaws) and various reports referring speci¿cally to the purpose of the amending Bylaws. Public Participation: p At the hearing the public will be allowed to make representations to the Council respecting matters contained in the proposed Bylaws. All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaws. All written and verbal submissions will become part of the Public Hearing record. After the Public Hearing has been completed, Council can no longer receive additional or new information on this application. Susan Rauh, CMC Corporate Of¿cer 604.927.5421 corporateofÀce@portcoquitlam.ca

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PoMo says no to LEED certification for hall By Sarah Payne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The new Port Moody Fire Hall #1 will be built to a LEED silver standard, but two city councillors suggested taking that a step further and getting the building certified — potentially adding at least another $100,000 to the price tag. Coun. Diana Dilworth put forward a motion that the fire hall be silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, and that costs be included in the hall’s construction budget. “Port Moody has been a leader in environmental actions and initiatives for decades, and we are falling behind when it comes to ensuring that our civic facilities are constructed and certified to the highest standards of environmental and sustainable excellence,” Dilworth said. She cited examples of projects throughout B.C. being built with LEED certifications, including new health authority buildings (certified gold) and some North Vancouver condos (gold and platinum certified). Dilworth also noted Port Coquitlam and Metro Vancouver are encouraging builders to build and certify to LEED standards. “We encourage developers who come to Port Moody to be as sustainable as possible... and we rate them against a sustainability checklist, but it’s pretty difficult to ask them to build to LEED standards when the city can’t set the example to do so itself,” Dilworth said. LEED certification was one cost-cutting measure that brought the fire hall’s original $16-million budget down to $11 million. Coun. Rick Glumac took Dilworth’s suggestion to new heights, however, when he put forward a motion that the fire hall be built — and certified — to a gold standard. He said some of the costs could be offset by a Green Municipal Fund grant. Not everyone on council was as enamoured with the idea, including Coun. Gerry Nuttall, who said PoMo residents aren’t prepared to pay big bucks for the “bragging rights” of

LEED certification. “Getting certification will in no way affect the operational efficiencies of the fire hall,” he said. C o u n . Ro s e m a r y Small concurred, urging council to be fiscally responsible and to trust staff will follow the mandate to build the hall to LEED standards. “ I ’ m d e e p ly c o n cerned about the tax burden,” added Coun. Zoe Royer. “However I would like to explore the grant process further. If that’s a possibility that would be amazing.” G l u m a c ’s m o t i o n was defeated, as was Dilworth’s. Council did approve a motion to have staff explore the Green Municipal Fund application process and report back to council at the next meeting. spayne@tricitynews.com

Talk budget, win prize Port Moody council hopes to entice more residents out to the budget town hall meeting by offering a door prize — possibly an iPad. Earlier this month the finance committee considered several ways of generating more interest in the budget process. A staff report noted the town hall meeting format typically doesn’t draw a large, diverse representation of the community. As an alternative, staff suggested using social media like Facebook, Twitter or a web survey

to get public input on the budget. Council decided to stick with the town hall meeting to ensure feedback was coming from Port Moody residents and business owners, and to develop an online survey as well. Council plans to adopt the financial plan and tax rate bylaw by May 8. The budget town hall meeting will be on Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Port Moody Inlet Theatre. spayne@tricitynews.com

NOTICE OF INTENTION City of Coquitlam Highway Dedication Cancellation Bylaw No. 4206, 2012

TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 40 and Section 94 of the Community Charter, the City of Coquitlam Council intends to adopt “City of Coquitlam Highway Dedication Cancellation Bylaw No. 4206, 2012” at the Regular Council Meeting to be held on February 6, 2012. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The intent of the Bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of a 3,150 m² portion of Woolridge Street as shown in bold outline on the map below (1100 Woolridge Street). The City is requesting to cancel this portion of road to facilitate the relocation of this portion of Woolridge Street through the property at 1100 Woolridge Street to the south, as part of the King Edward Street overpass construction.

The Port Moody Fire Hall #1 will be built to LEED silver standards, as planned, but not certified.

North Road / Clarke Road Water Main Construction Starting Monday, January 23, 2012

Please be advised that there will be temporary lane closures along Clarke Road from Ebert Street to Morrison Street. Expect delays through this area.

First phase of construction

Construction begins on January 23, 2012 (weather permitting) and expected to be completed in late Spring. Phase 1 construction will start at Ebert Ave. and progress northward to Cottonwood. Visit www.coquitlam.ca for more information on construction projects in Coquitlam or call 604-927-3500.

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Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council, please submit them in writing no later than Friday, February 3, 2012 to the City Clerk’s Office in one of the following ways: • By email to clerks@coquitlam.ca; • In person at the City Clerk’s office which is located on the second floor of City Hall at 3000 Guildford Way; • By fax at 604-927-3015. A copy of Bylaw No. 4206, 2012 may be inspected at the City Hall (Planning and Development Department) and any inquiries relating to the proposal should be made to the Development Planning Section (604927-3430), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays.


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oncern about concussions has prompted the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association to ban body-checking for tweens and teens playing in recreation and house leagues. While the image of body-bruising play has become synonymous with professional hockey, many say it’s not appropriate for youngsters who could suffer serious head injury from an overly aggressive hit. Are parents being over-cautious with this new rule, which takes effect next season? Absolutely not, concussions are serious and can have life-altering consequences. The new rules are in place to protect children, and will take nothing away from the game. There is some concern that older teens switching to rep leagues may have trouble adjusting to body checking, but with good coaching this issue can be managed. Meanwhile, rep players will still be able to play in a competitive environment where body checking is allowed but adults supervising games must be alert to serious head injuries.

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iving south of the forty-ninth-parallel, I have to admit that on a regular basis, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be a Canadian. We have social systems in place that are the envy of many average Americans. There is something so real and understated about Canadians, as a people. We are not brash or boastful, generally. We appreciate the environment and genuinely show respect for one another in our daily interactions. We don’t have to sing the national anthem loud and proud on repeat. We know who we are and we are content with this, it seems. Starting the new year off in the Lower Mainland, I am reminded of a slower-paced life than I am used to. Crisp, fresh air and open skies abound. I find myself so much

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“Yes, many Canadians seem to love the open road and this kind of independence. I guess this is an aspect of Canadiana that I do not understand quite yet.’” Naomi Yorke more conscious of the majesty of nature when I am home in Canada. (In Chicago, for example, it is just too darn cold to enjoy the natural environment for much of the year.) The city has grown and the light rapid transit system (SkyTrain) has expanded but there is still a need for a car in most places here. Most people I know in the city commute by car on a day-to-day basis. Where as, in Chicago, Hong Kong and Shanghai, (the three other places that I call home,) I know

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far fewer people with cars. The need for wheels is just not there for most urban dwellers in these cities. I always feel insecure not having a driver’s license in Coquitlam but when in Chicago or spending summers in Asia, I never even think about having a license. In my other home cities, driving is just not an option, so no worries. People talk about the independence and freedom driving brings. Yes, many Canadians seem to love the open road and this kind of independence. I guess this is an aspect of Canadiana that I do not understand quite yet. My ancestors (on one side) and my dad (on the other), decided to settle in this land called Canada. This is not an uncommon story and most of us arrived in Canada from other places (or our ancestors did). I love that people from all corners of the globe have made this place their choice of home. Where people immigrate here from everywhere, my mom and I have made choices to live outside for the last several years. It is interesting too to be a Canadian, liv-

ing in another land. People’s perceptions about Canadians are interesting. My mom gets frustrated how seldom Canadian stories (that are really important to us) make international news in Asia. As for me, in Chicago, I live in such close proximity to Canada and yet there is so little knowledge and understanding about Canada around me. And no, reruns of South Park and the Canadian dude in the Simpsons don’t contribute to true understanding about Canadiana. There are choices in front of me about what to do next year after I graduate from my first degree at university. Honestly, I don’t know exactly where I will land and how long I will stay in any particular place. But I do know that wherever I roam on this planet, there is always this place in my heart called home in the shape of a little maple leaf. Naomi Yorke is a Port Coquitlam student who lived in Shanghai, China for four years, writing about her experiences twice a month for The Tri-City News. She now lives in Chicago, where she’s attending art school, and continues her column.

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FACE TO FACE: Debating the federal government’s Office of Religious Freedom

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am a little surprised at the punditry’s response to the Stephen Harper government’s introduction of the Office of Religious Freedom. Even my colleague opposite, who I know has a big red liberal heart, seems to have a problem with Canada assisting those that face religious persecution in their native countries. While the Conservatives have been a little vague about details of the office, their overall vision is nothing less than virtuous. The government has said the new office will monitor religious freedom around the world, promote religious freedom as a key objective of Canadian foreign policy, advance policies and programs that support religious freedom, and continue to ensure that Canada offers its protection to vulnerable religious minorities through “our generous refugee resettlement programs.� Through this program, which has a modest budget of only $5 million, we’ll be able to offer assistance to Jews in Venezuela and the former Soviet Union, where anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise. We can help fund organizations that assist the tens of thousands in Pakistan, Sudan and Egypt that risk arrest, torture and even death for practising Christianity.

We can help bring attention to Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan Buddhists, and Uyghur Muslims who face harassment and physical intimidation at the hands of the Chinese government. Recent evidence, in fact, shows that 32% of the world’s population live in countries that severely restrict open religious practice. Moreover, a growing body of literature has linked religious freedom with democratic rights and societal well-being, highlighting the importance of promoting the ideal. Some of this country’s liberal media, however, have irresponsibly been spewing some conspiracy theory mumbo-jumbo about the Office being Christian-centric. In my opinion, the suggestion that a Conservative government, in 2012, has a hidden agenda to spread Christianity throughout the globe, is purely absurd. Introducing an Office of Religious Freedom is a way for Canada to reengage itself into the international community after years of a muttered foreign policy It’s a way of sharing our ‘Canadian values’ with the rest of the world. It’s a way for us to continue our proud tradition of championing human rights, of which religious freedom is one.

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hy do we need an Office of And we certainly don’t need to Religious Freedom? Is not see Canadians from an Office of freedom of religion firmly Religious Freedom trotting behind enshrined in Canada, not only American evangelists, lecturing the in the Bill of Rights but also in world about freedom of religion. Section 2 of the Charter of rights Religion should be practised at home and in places of worship and and freedoms? So why do we need this office we should be scrupulous in keeping now?Admittedly, there are few it out of our government. details about the mandate of the Foreign Affairs Minister John Office of Religious Freedom, ex- Baird rationalizes that, “When you cept, “the office will help other have religious freedoms, other freecountries share the blessing of our doms take care of themselves‌â€? religious freedom.â€? Perhaps, but our gover nment I already hate it. shouldn’t encourage human rights Why can’t the religious right by promoting religious freedom. grasp that maintaining a secular We should do the opposite. government is what gives us our If we focus on promoting human freedom of religion? The moment rights, religious freedom will, as religion gets mixed up with govern- Baird says, “take care of itself,â€? ment or vice versa; people of other without our government playing an beliefs are persecuted. Surely we’ve inappropriate, evangelistic role. learned from history that theocJust because American Tea Party racy breeds religious persecution. zealots have successfully insinuWith considerable prescience, the ated religion back into their politics U.S. founders empowered both church doesn’t mean we Canadians should and state by unequivocally separating let it happen here. What’s wrong with Canada’s takthem in the U.S. constitution. This is why our government ing a stand for religious freedom should be secular. Government around the world is simply this: by shouldn’t have religious depart- doing so, we run the risk of foisting ments such as this. It shouldn’t have our beliefs about religion on someinvocations at meetings, prayers at one else — the very thing we’re tryceremonies, the saying of “Graceâ€? ing to combat. Let’s keep our freedom of religion at luncheons, or the Prime Minister .5&?*AN3A?42I#*ANOUT#!PDF0“God Bless Canadaâ€? at the — by religiously keeping religion saying end of every speech. away from our government.


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Denial aided Pickton killing spree — Rossmo Regional police force urged to combat ‘next’ serial killer By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

The patchwork of RCMP detachments and municipal police that patrol the Lower Mainland was a key reason Robert Pickton was able to keep killing for so long, according to former Vancouver Police detective Kim Rossmo. Te s t i f y i n g b e fo re the Missing Women Inquiry, Rossmo issued a stark warning that the region will eventually grapple with another serial killer and the “Balkanized” police agencies in the region should be reformed in preparation. “The best solution is the formation of a Vancouver metropolitan police force,” he told commissioner Wally Oppal Tuesday. “There will be a next time,” Rossmo said, adding Pickton, who took sex trade workers from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to his Port Coquitlam pig far m, didn’t care where he found his victims. “They don’t know these political boundaries. They’re irrelevant to their hunting practices.” Oppal noted regional policing had been examined by the province before but local mayors were the “greatest impediment.” Failing regionalization, Rossmo said there need to be formal procedures for investigations that cross police jurisdictions, to prevent any one force from “washing their hands of the problem.” In the case of Pickton, he said, the VPD were wrong to hand off their investigation of “a very good suspect” to the Coquitlam RCMP. Rossmo also suggested the creation of a provincial missing persons database to track disappearances and trends. He also said the risks

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Above left, profiler Kim Rossmo testified before the Missing Women Inquiry this week. Also testifying was Deputy Chief Jennifer Evans on why the Pickton farm in Port Coquitlam (above) wasn’t searched until 2002.

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“No police agency wants a serial murder case.” Kim Rossmo are so great to society that more money should be spent investigating disappearances even if many are false alarms. The inquiry aims to determine why police failed to catch Pickton much sooner. Oppal told the inquiry Tuesday his final report, due in June, will look at systemic failures of police forces in the Pickton case, including inter-jurisdictional difficulties between different forces. Rossmo, a celebrated criminal profiler, also re c o u n t e d h ow h i s VPD superiors refused to accept his theory that a serial killer was stalking women in the Downtown Eastside and nixed his planned release of a public warning in September 1998 — three and a half years before Pickton would eventually be arrested. Rossmo said he’s seen many similar cases of police in other jurisdictions being “in denial” about evidence of a

local serial killer. “No police agency wants a serial murder case,” Rossmo said. A serial killer case creates public fear, media attention and political pressure, he said, adding it requires police to respond with a suitable level of resources. Rossmo reported his conclusions to VPD superiors after analyzing the number of missing persons reports from the Downtown Eastside and finding a “dramatic” jump had started in 1995. V P D I n s p. F r e d Biddlecombe blocked Rossmo’s proposed public warning. Rossmo, now a professor at a Texas university, said he believes Biddlecombe honestly — if wrongly — believed no serial killer was at work and that Rossmo was simply wasting the department’s time. He said he was embarrassed VPD brass put forward “Hollywoodstyle” conspiracy theo-

ries that the women were being killed by their pimps or in drug murders — or that they just hadn’t turned up yet. Nothing except a serial killer made sense, Rossmo said, or explained why bodies weren’t turning up, why only women were vanishing or why their welfare payments weren’t being collected elsewhere in B.C. Meanwhile, he said, the “tunnel vision and group think” of investigators that allowed them to exclude the serial killer theory created “the perfect operating environment for a predator.” Rossmo described Pickton as a “stealth predator” who killed for years without police even realizing murders were happening. But he maintained police had “a lot of breaks” they could have better exploited to crack the case sooner and called it a “dramatic ex-

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to the missing women. “We’ll never know because she never tried to get the consent,” Evans told the inquiry. “She never pursued that.” But Evans noted investig ators would

FARM NOT SEARCHED Although Mounties should have tried to search the Pickton farm when the serial killer invited them to in 1999, Evans said it’s a big stretch to assume police would have found the evidence they needed to stop his killing spree. She ag reed under cross-examination that it was a mistake when a Coquitlam RCMP officer opted not to take up Pickton’s offer to search the property, which could have yielded crucial evidence tying him

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Scammers extorting money, stealing identities Fraudsters remotely accessing computers, say RCMP Po l i c e a re w a r n ing residents about a telephone-based computer scam making the rounds in Port Moody that allows a fraudster to remotely access the information on your computer, extort money and commit identity fraud. In what’s commonly re f e r re d t o a s t h e “ammyy scam,” someone claiming to be “re-

mote support care” calls from a reputable computer company, such as Microsoft and tells you there’s a problem with your computer (usually a virus of some sort). The scammers easily gain your trust by providing you with information such as your name, address or phone number and then requests remote access to your computer to stop it from crashing. To do this, the scammer will direct you to the www.ammyy.com website (the ammyy. com program and company have legitimate

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She also noted that once the consensual search started, Pickton or another owner could ter minate it at any point. Since police would have to be transparent about their aims and set a time for the search, E va n s a d d e d , t h e y would not have the element of surprise they often do with an unexpected warrant search, and evidence could be moved or cleaned. Police had received multiple tips in 1998 and 1999 that Pickton might be responsible for the vanishing sex trade workers. And in 1997 a woman escaped from the property after a bloody knife fight with Pickton. Charges of attempted murder against Pickton were later dropped.

It took until early 2002, when a rookie officer decided to search the far m for illegal guns, that police found evidence of missing women and arrested Pickton. Evans also interv i e we d P i c k t o n i n prison last summer as part of her investigation on behalf of the commission. Pickton maintained his innocence, saying he did nothing wrong. Pickton is serving a life sentence after being convicted in 2007 on six counts of seconddegree murder. Charges in 20 other cases never went to trial and he was linked to the DNA of still more victims for whom no charges were ever laid. Pickton had claimed to undercover police he killed 49 women.

Flooding help Coquitlam gets cash for project A project to reduce flood threats on Coquitlam’s Scott and Hoy creeks will soon have cash flowing into city hall, thanks to a grant from senior governments. On Wednesday, the provincial and federal governments announced $310,000 to build bypass sediment trapping facilities on the two watercourses; the funding makes up two-thirds of the cost. Last year, the city of Coquitlam re-started its draft Scott Creek Integrated Watershed Management Plan that shows a number of “fixes” to the watershed that’s rated as one of the worst by Metro Vancouver standards. The $6.5-million project to upgrade the stormwater management and en-

vironmental measures will include containment of urban run-off pollution, controlling erosions and sedimentation, and helping stream base flows. The watershed plan was put on hold in 2008 while the city developed its on-site rainwater management strategy, aimed at protecting homes from flooding while preserving the area’s natural hydrology (that strategy is also in the recently adopted Partington Creek Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the new Burke Mountain neighbourhood). The Scott Creek watershed — a residential area that saw development start more than 25 years ago — is about 1,950 hectares in size and spans from Port Moody to Pinetree Way, and Como Lake Avenue to the top of Westwood Plateau.

purposes when used between two trusted parties), have you run the remote tool and give them the ID provided. This gives the scammer complete remote access to your computer, which allows them to download all of your personal information in minutes and upload viruses, m a lw a re a n d ke y stroke recorders. Finally, the scammer will also require payment for the removal of the “virus” and ask for your credit card information. “So far we’ve only had

one report but I’m sure other people have gotten these phone calls,” said Port Moody Police Const. Luke van Winkel. Police recommend the following tips to protect yourself from the scam: • Companies like Microsoft do not call their customers to report viruses, nor does your internet service provider. Never install, run or allow remote access to a person or company without being completely sure of their identity. • If you believe the person is a scammer, hang up the phone and call police.

• If you’ve allowed scammers access to your computer immediately turn it off, unplug the internet connection and take the computer to a reputable dealer to be checked for spyware and/or viruses. • Change your passwords and monitor credit card bills. If you’ve given the scammer your credit card details, call the credit card company to have it cancelled.

In other police news: A pedestrian is in hospital after being hit in a crosswalk in Port Moody Tuesday night. At about 10:40 p.m. a 77-year-old man was walking across Moody Street at St. Johns Street when an 80-yearold woman driving a Pontiac Vibe turned left from Moody on to St. Johns and hit the man. Both the driver and a

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Nine years of trash talking — Elgear set to clean up Coquitlam River again By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

After nine years of slogging through the bushes to pick up trash along the Coquitlam River, Garry Elgear is looking forward to his 10th river clean-up. He’s also looking for help — and promises there will be prizes. The owner of Riverside Fly and Tackle in Port Coquitlam has numerous gifts for volunteers who turn out Sunday. Feb. 5 for the annual event that turns the river shoreline from a dump to a pristine natural wonder. “I have a whole bunch of prizes. We take everybody’s name and do a big draw at the end. The suppliers have really stepped up,” said Elgear, noting that one of the bigger prizes will be a custom-built fly rod worth more than $400. The day before the event, on Feb. 4, he’ll be giving away a spey clave for steelhead fishing and lessons. B u t g iv i n g aw ay prizes is not the only high point of the annual river clean-up. Every year about 60 people, many fly fishing en-

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“The Coquitlam River is not a garbage dump...” Garry Elgear thusiasts like himself, turn out in all kinds of weather to pick up the detritus left behind by dog-walkers, homeless people, and others. Elgear says over the years the river clean up has turned up tonnes of junk, including discarded sleeping bags, clothing, equipment, household items and dog poop bags. But what really frustrates him is the amount of trash left behind by fishermen. “People with unethical fishing practices are disposing of their garbage,” said Elgear, who said he finds worm cans, fishing line and illegal treble hooks that aren’t allowed on moving water in B.C. In recent years, the garbage haul has included discarded needles but Elgear said each volunteer team will have a river guardian to guide them who

will have a proper container and will know how to properly dispose of the needles. The cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam are supplying the materials but Elgear reminds volunteers to dress for inclement weather. Waders aren’t needed because nobody is supposed to go into the water, he said. Elgear said the cleanup is a positive story for the river which is typically on the list of B.C.’s most endangered rivers. “Basically what we’re trying to do is educate people that the Coquitlam River is not a garbage dump.” • To help out, meet at Riverside Fly and Tackle at 2847 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. Bring a pair of gloves and dress appropriately for the weather. The clean up will extend from the Red Bridge to the upper reaches of the Coquitlam River and volunteers will go out in teams of six to eight. Equipment will be provided. The clean up runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Chamber honours legacy The mother of Port Coquitlam hometown hero Terry Fox will be honoured tomor row (Saturday) for her lifetime of work to beat cancer, a disease that claimed her son 31 years ago. The Tri-City News’ publisher Nigel Lark will present a legacy award to Judith FoxAlder and Jessica Fox on behalf of their late mother and g randmother, Betty Fox, who died last year.

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Comments received at an open house about the future of Coquitlam’s oldest neighbourhood are now being worked into an updated plan for the area. City staff are taking feedback from the Maillardville Neighbourhood Plan event, which was held last month at Place Maillardville, and deciding the next steps to move forward with the wide range of o p i n i o n s vo i c e d by participants. According to a city staff report, of the 180 people who attended the meeting on Dec. 1, many were split on topics like new housing types (i.e., row housing, stacked townhomes, etc.), building heights, parking and design characteristics. Some respondents felt more density would bring more traffic in the already congested French-Canadian enclave while others welcomed the suggestion for more apartments and condos, saying the need for smaller — and more affordable — units was required; others said they liked the detached homes. The city is also presenting the option of placing medium-density, multi-family housing on nine specific sites, an idea that has sparked considerable reaction. Still, with development pressures in the community founded by Quebecois pioneers working at Fraser Mills more than 100 years ago, many attendees were united in their stance — especially with the potential loss of mature trees. They were also solid about the need for more parks, trails and outdoor recreation spaces and, generally, the need for “French flair” with new architecture.

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Improv, sketch and more

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TODAY: Friday, Jan. 27 BABY SIGN Do you have a newborn? Then Baby’s First Year, a guest-speaker series running at Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam) from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m., is the place for you. Today’s session features Jamie Lynn Davis, who will teach parents and caregivers about the benefits of baby sign language. The lectures are free, and registration is not required. Call 604-933-6166 for more info.

SUDDEN DEATH No, it’s not a hockey game. It’s the opening weekend for Sudden Death Improv at Second Storey Theatre (#201-2550 Shaughnessy St., PoCo). This brand new show will be a great chance to have a few laughs, meet the cast and enjoy some great comedy. Tickets are $10/$8, available at the door. Shows run tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. Visit www.secondstoreytheatre.com for more information.

SWEET JAZZ Award-winning jazz artist Laila Biali will sing from her broad catalogue tonight at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 8 p.m. A North Vancouver native who now lives in New York, Biali has performed with Sting, Suzanne Vega and Chris Botti. She’ll be joined on stage by Adam Thomas on standup bass and background vocals, as well as Julian MacDonough on drums. Tickets are $35/$30/$15/$10, available at 604-927-6555 or www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Saturday, Jan. 28 BEACH TIME With all this rain many of us are dreaming of a tropical getaway. Of course, that means putting on a dreaded swimsuit. Let Alison Wandzura from Swimco help you find the perfect solution for your body type, today at 2 p.m. at Coquitlam Centre. You could also win a $50 gift certificate at the event. Visit www.coquitlamcentre.com/style-lounge for more information.

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Roman Danylo (above) hosts the Ultimate Comedy Show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre Saturday night. On Sunday afternoon, entertainer Dianna David appears in Take a Closer Look, also at the Evergreen, a one-woman show about a girl making her way in a new school. Visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca for more information on these and other shows. Comedy Show tonight at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 8 p.m. The evening of sketch, stand-up and improv, featuring guests Toby Hargrave, Jason Bryden, David Milchard and members of Canadian Content, promises “euphoric interactive entertainment.” Tickets are $35/$25/$15/$10, available at 604-927-6555 or www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

GET CLOSE Dianna David, a former mechanical engineer turned professional entertainer, embodies five separate characters in Take a Closer Look. This dynamic show, for youth in Kindergarten to Grade 8, tells the tale of Estrude de Bompoof, a native of the Philippines who tries to find her way through a new school. The show is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18/$14/$10, available at 604-927-6555 or www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Sunday, Jan. 29 PLAY BALL Bring the family to Port Coquitlam Minor Softball’s registration day and softball fun fair from noon to 4 p.m. at Hyde Creek recreation centre, where there will be activity stations, door prizes and refreshments. Call 778-389-7076 for more information or visit www.pocominorsoftball.com.

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dependent on the provision of hummingbird feeders. Historically, the Anna’s hummingbird was only found further south in places such as California. The first reports of their appearance in British Columbia date from the 1940s and 1950s. Since then, they have gradually become more common starting in the Victoria area where winters are milder and spring blossoms appear earlier. In recent years, records of their occurrence in the Lower Mainland have increased considerably. On the annual Christmas bird count, which occurred on Dec.17, a recordbreaking eight Anna’s hummingbirds were observed throughout the Tri-Cities area including some in the Shoreline Park in Port Moody. While the northerly expansion of their habitat might be thought to be due to global warming, this is not the case. The planting of winter-blooming shrubs in gardens has assisted their movement further north but the critical change has been in the

The planting of winter-blooming shrubs in gardens has assisted their movement further north.”

from the view of potential predators. It does seem amazing that tiny hummingbirds, with their energy-demanding ability to hover over flowers, can survive our cold winters. However, hummingbirds evolved on the slopes on the Andes in South America where they developed a technique to get them through frigid nights. They are able to conserve energy by dropping their body temperature overnight into a temporary state of hibernation called torpor. Although their normal temperature is 40 degrees Centigrade, a torpid hummer can reduce its temperature to 10 degrees.

ELAINE GOLDS provision of hummingbird feeders throughout the year. Because these hummingbirds don’t undertake long migrations, they tend to start nesting early in the year. In the Victoria area, they can nest as early as January and are thought to produce a second clutch of young later in the season. Like all hummingbirds, the females are singleparent moms who typically feed and care for two young in their tiny nests. During the time they are feeding their young, the hummers will augment their diet of nectar with the addition of protein-rich insects. These hummers prefer to nest in the dense foliage of conifers, such as Douglas firs, where they will be protected from chilly winds as well as hidden

HEARTBEAT SLOWS Their heart beat slows from 500 beats per minute to as low as 50 and breathing can even stop which allows them to save considerably energy. Arousing from torpor takes about half an hour. The bird will shiver and vibrate its wings to generate body heat. People sometimes find what appears to be a dead hummingbird in their garden or plant

pots but these are usually only torpid birds waiting for the weather to warm. If you have a sunny, protected corner in your yard, you may be able to attract an Anna’s hummingbird. Once you make the decision to feed them, you should commit to continue filling your feeder throughout the winter with an extrarich blend of 3 cups of water to 1 cup of sugar. It is a good idea to bring a feeder indoors when temperatures drop below freezing at night. However, be aware that hummers like to feed early in the morning so you should try to place your feeder outdoors as early as possible in the morning. It’s delightful to see these gorgeous birds becoming more prevalent and we should all be grateful for the dedicated people who are helping to assure their survival throughout the winter. Elaine Golds is a Port Moody environmentalist who is vice-president of Burke Mountain Naturalists, chair of the Colony Farm Park Association and past president of the PoMo Ecological Society.

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the ParkLane Room. The book under discussion will be The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini. Set in Vancouver, this book tells the story of 32 year-old radiation technologist named Maggie. Maggie pretests a quiz that is supposed to predict life expectancy and is told she only has months to live unless she finds happiness. But how does one go about that when life is so unpredictable? For more information about these and other programs or services, visit library.portmoody.ca or call/drop by the library. Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive in the city hall complex (604-469-4577)

COQUITLAM The Coquitlam Public Library is celebrating Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, with a concert Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 7-8 p.m. at the Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room. Members from the Arts Musical Studio will perform traditional Chinese music to welcome the arrival of spring and the new year. Come and enjoy the festive music. Registration is required as seats are limited. For more information or to register, please phone Shirley at 604-937-3221

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• Family Literacy Day You can celebrate literacy and learning by completing the easy, fun activities listed in the Journey to Learning Passport. The passport takes you and your children on a learning journey, “at home”, “around town” and “around the world.” This free passport is available at the library or can be downloaded. To download the passport or more activity ideas and to register your passport please visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca • Family Fun Night - Drop-in Kids aged 3-6 can drop in to our Family Fun Night craft program. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, join us from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Parklane room. Families will do a craft, listen to stories, and learn songs and rhymes. Parents will take home easy ideas and activities to help get their preschooler ready for kindergarten. • Ex Libris Talking Book Club This discussion group is primarily for print-disabled or visually impaired persons, however everyone is welcome. The next meeting will be on Friday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m..-12:30 p.m. in

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Fundraiser for special bed By Tyler Orton THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Setting a goal of $40,000, the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation kicked off its annual Have a Heart campaign last week with a flurry of letters addressed to Tri-City homes asking residents to help their community. Karen Horton, the foundation’s director of development, said the goal of the 2012 Have a Heart campaign is to get a single specialized bed capable of providing mobility to patients in the monitored care unit. “(MCU) is a very specialized unit at Eagle Ridge. It sees our sickest patients and they often have multiple conditions and they’re often immobile,” she said. T he TotalCare Connect bed allows patients to sit up, while its dedicated computers add percussion when they are lying down. This ensures patients do not remain in stagnant positions and their conditions do not further deteriorate. Furthermore, the bed also monitors weight in order to track how the

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Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation executive director Charlene Giovannetti-King, left, and director of development Karen Horton are hoping Tri-City residents give generously to the 2012 Have a Heart campaign. patients’ fluid levels are doing in the hopes of preventing pneumonia. Although other hospitals in the Lower Mainland have multiple TotalCare beds, ERH is trying to obtain its first one.

In addition to sending donations through the mail-in campaign, people can also donate online at www.erhf.ca. “Every dollar helps us provide equipment for the hospital,” Horton

said. In addition to the mail campaign, the foundation is hosting a fundraising tea for donors on Feb. 9. To donate, visit the foundation’s website at www.erhf.ca

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Carpenter is just following the grain By Tyler Orton THE TRI-CITY NEWS

“ Ju s t f o l l ow t h e grain,” artisan Brent Lewis says. The owner/operator of Prairie Bench is not speaking in the sense of conformity — the bohemian furniture pieces he constructs prove that’s not the case. He means it very literally when it comes to cutting the wood he uses to build chairs, benches and tables on his rural Port Coquitlam property. Chuckling, Lewis recalls following some especially wild grain while cutting one chair. He says the end result looked like a seat from a Dr. Seuss book. “We’ve been getting some notoriety from different stores, different customers that thought our pieces were good enough to

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“We try to get the reclaimed (wood) that’s untreated.” Brent Lewis take off the patio and bring into the house,” he says. It’s not just the Dr. Seuss esthetics that give Lewis’s furniture some notoriety. The wood he uses is often salvaged from the Fraser River or scavenged from old barns. “We try to get the reclaimed (wood) that’s untreated, so that’s a lot of spruce, a lot of fir,” he says. Depending on the wood used, the pieces can weigh anywhere from 150-200 pounds. Lewis stockpiles the salvaged wood, waiting years for it to dry before putting it to use. From

there, he and son Sam spend a few days designing and cutting the pieces. Lewis explains he’s the one that comes up with the crazy ideas, but 16-year-old Sam brings it together and makes the furniture practical. The longest process comes next, according to Lewis, since curing the wood with stains and oils can take two to three weeks depending on the weather. Although he’s been building the furniture for over a decade, it wasn’t until last July when Lewis stopped giving away the pieces and started selling them commercially. The furniture-maker says he approached the owners of Port Coquitlam’s Under the Moon giftware shop about showcasing his creations. see EXPANSION, S O , page g 30

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hink about your day — you wake up, get out of bed, take a shower and get dressed. We take those everyday activities for granted. Yet, every morning there are thousands of Canadians who face the reality of needing help with these basic tasks because of they suffer from a critical illness or injury. Do you know how to protect your assets? There’s more to asset protection than making sure all your investment eggs aren’t in the same basket. It’s also about making sure your assets won’t

be eroded if you experience an unexpected illness or accident. Physical health and financial health go hand-in-hand.

COST OF ILLNESS If you unexpectedly suffer an illness or injury that leaves you needing help with everyday tasks, you could face many health-care related expenses, such as: • Personal care or nursing care in your home • Equipment or medication costs not fully

• Travel-related costs if treatment is not available locally (i.e. gas, air travel, food, lodging) • Higher living expenses for example, additional child care, home repairs or home maintenance, • Family members may lose income due to having to reduce their hours or even give up their careers to provide care while you recover • How will you pay for care? The cost of daily activities while you are ill can be high especially since there are limitations to what the government can provide. Quality care

can easily cost several thousand dollars per month. It’s important to think about where you might find the extra money to fund this “additional cost.”

PLAN AHEAD Family care may be another option. But this can put enormous financial, physical and emotional stress on your family members who may have children and obligations of their own. Investments also seem to be an easy answer, but depending on the type of care you require, a nest egg of $500,000 can be depleted in just 10 years. Withdrawing from your registered savings plan (RSP) can impact

your retirement plans and have tax consequences. If you think these options are an expensive way to pay for care, you’re right. Planning ahead is the best way to maintain independence and dignity if faced with a serious illness or the inability to care for yourself. Make sure you protect your family and your wealth from unexpected illness. Talk with your Investment advisor today about long-term health-care plans. ••• This article is supplied by Colin MacAskill, a vicepresident and an investment advisor with RBC

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Now significant expansion plans for Prairie Bench are in the works following six months of positive responses he received from the community. The Garden Centre Group Co-Op recently asked Lewis to submit a business proposal. If the proposal is accepted within the next two months, Lewis says he’s going to have to move the furniture operations from his rural property and set up a factory in Port Coquitlam. “(This means) going into production on several designs and expanding from there and, hopefully, I guess the goal would be to create

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 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. • Kiddies Korner Preschool, 2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam, hosts a parent education session, 7 p.m. Metro Vancouver regional park interpreters will teach parents how children can connect with nature. Games, props and exploratory tools will be used to promote kids’ sense of wonder in the outdoors. Tickets are $5. Everyone welcome.

TUESDAY, FEB. 7 • Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Coquitlam (formerly known as Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group) monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. Guest speaker: Marnie Tocheniuk from PoCo Physiotherapy Clinic, who will give a presentation about incontinence and how to cope with it – an important subject for all men, especially those who have recently been treated. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a confidential atmosphere; there is no charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken, 604-936-2998.

THURSDAY, FEB. 9 • Women’s Connection Valentine luncheon, noon, at the Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Barb Fuller, national field director for Stonecroft Ministries Canada on “Impossible

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HONEYCOMBERS • Honeycombs, a group of people over 50 who entertain with song, dance and skits, meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Wilson Centre in Port Coquitlam. Performers plus prop, sound and stage hands are needed. For information and show bookings, call Frances at 604-941-1745.

SENIORS • Seniors meet every Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., to do fun group activities including physical fitness exercises, games, storytelling, local tours and recipe sharing. All women and men 50 or older are welcome at Share Family and Community Services’ Mountain View Family Resource Centre, 699 Robinson St., Coquitlam (corner of Smith Avenue and Robinson Street). Info: Gina, 604-937-6970. • Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors’ concerns. Seniors’ organizations and others interested in joining, call Ernie, 604-576-9734, or email tsn@shaw.ca. • Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Dogwood Pavilion and entertain as seniors’ homes weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 604-941-2375. • The Alzheimer Society of BC has two active support groups in the Tri-Cities. One meets on the second Wednesday of each month, the other meets on the last Wednesday of each month. People who are interested in participating in a caregiver support group should call Dorothy Leclair at 604-298-0780. • Glen Pine 50Plus group plays bridge Mondays, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-927-6940. • WHO (Women Helping Others), for women who are on their own, meets Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam (behind city hall). Info: Kay, 604-469-5815. • The Pinetree 50Plus group is now called Glen Pine 50Plus and has moved to the new Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam), where lunch is served weekdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Lemon Tree cafe. An interesting program

still takes place Thursdays afternoons. Info: 604-9276940. • New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games (5 cents per card). New players welcome. Info: Catherine, 604-937-7537. • New Age Seniors meet the first Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m., McDonald-Cartier Room, Poirier community centre, 620 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Roy, 604-939-0303. • Caregiver support group meets second and fourth Friday of each month, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: 604933-6098. • Monthly seniors luncheon with Jewish entertainment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Coquitlam. Info: 604-552-7221 or info@burquest.org. • ABCs of Fraud, a consumer fraud prevention program for seniors, by seniors, gives free one-

hour presentations to seniors groups of 10 or more. Info: 604-437-1940 or ceas@telus.net. • 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. • The Old Age Pensioners Organization is holds its monthly general meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the Wilson Centre at 1 p.m. Info: Ken Heys, 604942-1440.

VOLUNTEERS • North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association is gearing up for its winter 2012 horseback riding program and urgently needs volunteers to help groom and tack horses and to either lead or side-walk with riders during their lessons. Horse experience is fabu-

lous but not required. If you enjoy the outdoors, working with wonderful people of all abilities and love animals, this is the place for you. Potential volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. A volunteer orientation will be held Jan. 15. Info: 604462-7786. • Crossroads Hospice Society is looking for volunteers to help with its meat draw at the Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam on Monday evenings. Info: Shannon, 604-945-0606. • Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Info: www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the crisis line. Next training starts soon. • Canadian Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers and volunteer driver dispatchers in the Tri-Cities to drive cancer patients to appointments. Info: Lizzie Gross, 604-215 5217 or lgross@bc.cancer. ca. • PoCoMo Meals on Wheels needs drivers on an ongoing basis. Meals are delivered over the noon hour and training is provided. Info: 604-9427506. • Scouts francophones is looking for volunteers to be youth leaders (who can fulfill practicum hours, too). Info: 604-936-3624.

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continued from page 33 • PLEA Community Services of B.C is looking for volunteers 19 years and older who are interested in spending three hours a week mentoring an at-risk child or youth. Info: Jodi, 604-927-2929 or www.kidstart.ca. • New View Society is recruiting new board members living in the Tri-Cities – someone with an accounting or legal background, or parent advocates of mental health. Fundraising experience or previous board experience would be an asset. For more information about these positions, email Gisela at gisela-newview@shaw.ca or Judy at judyjackson@shaw.ca. • Canadian Cancer Society is looking for cancer survivors to be peer volunteers, providing one-on-one support on the telephone and/or in-person to people living with cancer. Training provided. Info: 604-253-8470. • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is looking for volunteer tutors for Study Buddy program, which gives young girls the educational support they need by matching them in a one-to-one tutoring relationship. To be a Study Buddy volunteer, you must be female, age 19 or older, have a high school diploma, some post-secondary education (completed or in-process), and some experience helping others learn. Study Buddies spend one hour a week tutoring a Little Sister for a minimum of six months. Info: Elske, 604-8734525 Ext. 301 or studybuddy@bigsisters.bc.ca. • Coast Mental Health needs volunteers to be program assistants in forensics, social rec leaders and one-on-one workers at transitional forensics homes located at Riverview Hospital. Info: 604-675-2313, valm@coastfoundation.com or www.coastfoundation.com. • Mature, reliable volunteers with good communication skills needed for food bank and thrift store in PoMo. Info: Krissie, 604-931-5510. • Port Moody Station Museum is looking for volunteers for special events. Info: 604-939-1648. • Physically fit volunteers needed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. at the Society food bank to load and unload truck. Volunteers must be able to work with loads ranging from 30-150 pounds. Commitment of 3-6 months and access to a car are desirable. Info: 604-931-2450.

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p.m. at Hyde Creek rec centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., PoCo (Room 3, upstairs). Improve your self-confidence, communication and leadership skills through public speaking; new members welcome. Information: http://6399.toastmastersclubs.org. • Friends of Coquitlam Public Library meet on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom, Poirier Branch. Info: 604-9374130. • PoMo Men’s 55-plus Curling League is looking for players who would like to curl regularly or as a spare; league runs Tuesdays, 10 a.m.noon. Info: Phil, 604-468-2801 or Tony, 604-4615901. • Morningside Toastmasters meetings are held Thursdays, 7-8:30 a.m., at Burkeview Family Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave., PoCo. Club is looking for new members who are committed to improving their public speaking, leadership and communication skills. Info: lindakozina@ gmail.com or www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca. • Circle of Friends is a social group for 50+ fun singles who are looking to meet new friends. Group meets on the second Friday of each month at the Pantry restaurant at PoCo Inn and Suites, 1535 Lougheed Hwy., PoCo. Info: Keiko, 604-942-9431 or Nina, 604-941-9032. • Tri-Cities and Area Women’s Friendship Club welcomes all women to join weekly fun and interesting activity groups. These include breakfast group, walking group, bowling night, games night, dinner night and a casual conversation/ discussion group night. For a casual drop-in, the second Wednesday of each month, members meet for coffee/book/social night at Coquitlam Public Library’s Town Centre branch (at city hall), 7 p.m. For dates, times and locations of our other

activities, call Wendy, 604-468-2423. • Do you want to improve your public speaking skills or practice hosting a meeting in a friendly environment? City of the Arts Toastmaster Club meets Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Port Moody city hall, 100 Newport Dr. Club provides opportunities to practise your communication and leadership skills. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Andrew at andrew_geider@hotmail.com or www.cityartstoastmasters.com. • Dogwood Drama Club meets every Monday and Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. New members are always welcome for acting roles or backstage crew. Info: Dale, 604-939-6172. • Tri-City Singles Social Club offers an opportunity for 40+ singles to get together and enjoy a variety of activities such as dining, theatre, travel, bowling and more. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month (no meeting in December). New members are welcome. Info: tcsscmember@gmail.com or Darline, 604-466-0017 or Vicki, 778-883-6108. • Dogwood Photography Group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Coquitlam’s Dogwood Pavilion. Club members must be members of Dogwood Pavilion; professionals and novices alike are welcome. Info: Arcadia, 604-936-2263 or artistarcadi@gmail.com. • Euchre Club meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Info: Bev, 604-942-8911. • Barnet Lions Club meets first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Grill restaurant, 2635 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-644-7194 or www. barnetlions.com. • Tri-City Photography Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at Port Moody secondary school, 300 Albert St., PoMo. The club is a great way to hone your skills and meet other photographers of all levels. Group also has photography outings throughout the Lower Mainland. Info: Grant, 604-671-8458. • Learn to square dance with the Ocean Waves Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kyle Centre, 123 Kyle St., Port Moody. Info: Penney, 604-463-1477 or www.oceanwaves.squaredance.bc.ca • New Toastmaster club: Are you interested in having fun while developing communication and leadership skills? Would you like to be able to deliver a powerful toast at a wedding or a

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of growth and at the same time, cutting back the outward growing branches even further, leaving an overall pyramidal form. If there are two or three strong central stems, it may be a good idea to eliminate all but one to avoid competition and to thin out the tree. The outward growing branches should be pruned back at a 45 degree angle. Next season the central leader may develop two or three new branches. The one that grows into the strongest and most upright main stem should be treated as your central leader, and the other remaining stems can be removed or left, depending upon their growth habit. If they can be trained in an outward direction, simply cut them back next year on a 45 degree angle along with the other branches. Try, however, not to let the centre of the tree become cluttered. If you maintain the outside branches at a 45 degree angle each year, the result will be a tree which is fairly open and easy to maintain, and one which will stay within reach of your ladder. Probably one of the best root stocks for cherry trees in a smaller home garden is the new dwarf, self-fertile varieties of Giesla root stock from Europe. Espalier pruning is primarily done on trees such as peaches, nectarines and apricots. To minimizes disease problems such as peach leaf curl, these trees should be grown against the south or west side of a building. Very compact apple and pear varieties are usually grown in the same manner, except out in the open against a fence or other support device. All that is necessary here is the removal of frontward and backward growing branches which don’t conform to an espalier formation. The most common problem is leaving too many branches on the tree, which causes over-production and simply clutters up the tree. Choose three to five sets of the strongest sideward-growing branches and remove the rest. If these branches have a tendency to grow upward, use a long bamboo pole as a T-bar to hold the branches in place. You will have to be quite ruthless in your pruning to maintain this very strict form. Most branches radiating off this framework will have to be removed, leaving many spurs and fruit buds along each stem. You will probably run into a hundred questions once you start pruning. Many good, easy-to-understand books are available. Good pruning books will have excellent diagrams showing how your tree should look after each progressive season, and as you know, pictures are worth a thousand words.

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Lower Mainland consumers more design-savvy

Housing market looks forward to 2012 The new year brings with it new expectations and new trends. This is true in the housing market as well, and Cristy Edmonds, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Fifth Avenue Marketing, has a few ideas in mind for 2012. “It will be a good, steady year,” she says. “It’s been a busy January already.” With mortgage rates at a historical low, there is still a steady supply of people moving into Greater Vancouver. “We have the benefit of the international market,” Edmonds says. Buyers from all over the world are eager to purchase a home in the Lower Mainland, but one big change that Edmonds expects to see is more end users purchasing property, instead of the speculative buyers that have historically owned homes.

She also expects to see some amazing developments going on sale this year. “You’ll see smarter, more experienced developers bringing projects to market,” she says, adding that because buyers are more design-savvy than before, they won’t accept inferior design. “This is a very sophisticated real estate market. A lot of developers have done a really good job and raised the bar.” Compared to other markets in Canada, Vancouver buyers are looking for something much more high end. “In Calgary you still get lower-end products like (linoleum) flooring, while Vancouver is more sophisticated, with granite and hardwood,” Edmonds says. “Design shows (on television) have contributed to this. They want the best of the best.”

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Stunning views and beautiful homes at Westridge Living by Kerry Vital

Listraor is continuing its reputation for excellence with its newest development, Westridge Living in Burnaby. While the Listraor name is drawing people in, buyers are staying for the beautiful homes on offer. “You’d be really hard-pressed to find these standard features,” says sales manager Ryan Lalonde. “Listraor is offering a level of detail that’s not traditionally offered.” Westridge is chock-full of amazing features, from deep soaker tubs in the master ensuite to gourmet kitchens built in an open plan design that include stone-slab countertops, stainless-steel appliances and custom cabinetry. The main living areas are perfect for entertaining, with hardwood flooring and even a space for your flat-screen television. In a masterstroke of convenience, a washer and dryer are included in every home. Ranging from 1,031 to 1,107 square feet, the homes are available in three different floorplans. The A plan is a two-bedroom single-level home with a garden-level walkout terrace, perfect for a morning cup of coffee or entertaining groups of all sizes. Above the A units are the B units, which are two-bedroom townhomes that feature stunning rooftop views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore mountains. Each home also includes two private decks and a breakfast nook. The largest homes are the C units, which have three bedrooms and large outdoor terraces. One special feature of these homes is the master bedroom and ensuite, which is located in its own

loft on the third level. If you’re looking for a bit of extra privacy, the C units are definitely for you. However, it’s not just the gorgeous homes that are bringing people in. The location itself has been a major draw, Lalonde says. “Listraor has done a beautiful job of choosing the neighbourhood,” he says. “You get an unobstructed view of the mountains.” Many of the current buyers are people who have lived in the area before and are looking for something a bit different. Westridge has this in

spades, and Lalonde says that people looking for a quality home at an amazing price will not be disappointed. “There are fabulous green spaces front and back, and you get the security and convenience of the location,” he says. Westridge is close to nearly every amenity you could ever need, including several golf courses, Simon Fraser University, plenty of shops and restaurants and even a local beach. Potential buyers are able to check out Westridge Living from the comfort of their home or office with the Online

Open House, which allows you to speak with a sales representative in real time while watching a video of your chosen floorplan. This also allows homebuyers to show their home to friends and family who may be unable to visit the presentation centre. “We can cue up clips specific to (a buyer’s) request,” Lalonde says. “It gives you a bit more comprehensive look.” If you’re more of a tactile person, Listraor also has a presentation centre. Homes start at $489,900. For more information, visit westridgeliving.ca or call 778-995-9198.

Listraor has done a beautiful job of choosing the neighbourhood,” says sales manager Ryan Lalonde.

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

Cats’ can’t come back PoMo struggles against league’s elite squads

When a hockey team is badly outshot it is usually only a matter of time before they are badly outscored. That was the case for the PIJHL’s Port Moody Black Panthers, which dropped two g ames last week, falling 12-2 against the Richmond Sockeyes Thursday and 10-2 to the Aldergrove Kodiaks on Saturday. In a test against the l e a g u e ’s t o p t e a m s — A l d e r g r ove a n d Richmond both lead their conferences — Port Moody came up short and will have to retool if they hope to defeat these teams in the post-season. Richmond outshot Port Moody 66-19, while Aldergrove managed to almost double their opponent’s shot total 59-33. Things got of f to a bad start early last Thursday for the Cats’ when Richmond came out firing in the first period. By the time the game hit the 13 minute mark the score was 4-0 for the Sockeyes, while Black Panthers’ Richard Moul notched the first for Port Moody with 50 seconds left in the opening frame. Richmond came out strong again in the second and, aside from a goal from Port Moody’s Rino Minni, dominated the middle frame. Four more goals in the third period helped Richmond to a 12-2. see CATS, page 46

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Coquitlam’s 8-Mean Wheeler (aka Kim MacKenzie) of the Terminal City Rollergirls is sandwiched by two opposing skaters during an open scrimmage in Chilliwack on Sunday. The scrimmage was hosted by NWO Roller Girls, a Chilliwack flat-track roller derby league.

Express split weekend matches Five-point weekend for Coq. forward Brady Shaw By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The Coquitlam Express gained little ground in the standings over the weekend after defeating the Victoria Grizzlies last Friday and dropping a game to the Langley Rivermen on Saturday.

Fo r w a r d B r a d y Shaw had a five-point weekend for the Express, scoring a pair and picking up an assist against Victoria and netting two more goals at the Langley SHAW Events Centre the next day. He was named to the three stars both nights for his efforts. Coquitlam lit the scoreboard early last Friday, when Josh Finkelstein

made it 1-0 less than three minutes into the first on a feed from Jace Hennig. A goal from Shaw and Alexander Kerfoot in the second gave the Express a 3-0 lead, however the sleepy Grizzlies began to wake up. Victoria’s Coltyn Hansen capitalized on the powerplay before Cam Lawson, who was named second star of the night, cut Coquitlam’s lead to one goal. But Coquitlam took a decisive lead into the third period with a

powerplay marker from Shaw in the dying seconds of the middle frame. Hennig padded the Express’ lead with a late goal and the team went on to win the match 5-2. Goalie Khaleed Devji stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced and Coquitlam’s forwards managed to pepper Grizz goalie Garrett Rockafellow for 37 shots. The Express were one-for-two with the man advantage. see COQ. DROPS, page 47


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Rainbown trout a popular fish thanks to early pioneer anglers (the very first in North America) lay at rest under California’s Lake Shasta.

TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz Baird gives world a rainbow

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ing worked and rainbows quickly became popular due to their fighting ability, along with their ability to withstand higher water temperatures and small amounts of pollution. Once Baird and Stone got a proverbial foot in the door they used the political clout of sport fishermen to force it wide open. In the late 1870s through the mid1880s Baird and Stone shipped live rainbow trout eggs for fish planting to 33 U.S. states, England, France, Demark, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and yes, believe or not, Ontario, Canada. Baird died in the summer of 1887. His replacement Marshall McDonald closed the California operations in 1888. As fate would have it Baird and Stone had done their job so well that there was a better producing federal

Cats’ struggle with top teams continued from page 45

The Sockeyes were one-for-four on the powerplay while the Cats’ did not register a marker with the man advantage. Port Moody goalie Zachary Station stopped 54 of 66, while on the other end of the ice Tyler Klassen stopped 17 of 19. Things did not get much better for the Cats’ on Saturday when the Harold Brittain Conference leaders the Alderg rove Kodiaks visited the Port Moody Arena. The home team faltered early, allowing four goals in the first 14 minutes, before Black Panthers’ forward Julian Klaric potted a powerplay goal with less than three minutes left in the opening frame. Another powerplay goal from the Cats’ early in the second cut

Fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes is slow but should improve with the return of the sun by the weekend. Try a slow troll or retrieve with coachman, Zulu, American coachman, professor, wooly bugger, micro leach, sixpack, dragonfly nymph, halfback, doc spratley or baggy shrimp. The Fraser River back waters are fishing fair to good for cut-

Rainbow trout pioneers helped bring the fish to the masses in the late 1800s.

Aldergroves lead to 5-2, however the Kodiaks poured on the shots — and the scoring — for the remainder of the game. The visitors scored a pair in the middle frame before netting three more in the third period. Aldergrove’s Brandon Potomak, who was the game’s second star, tallied two goals and an assist while Colton Precourt bumped his season point total to 37 with a hat trick and two assists. The Port Moody Black Panthers play tonight in the valley against the Abbotsford Pilots before returning home Saturday to play the North Vancouver Wild Pack at the Port Moody Arena. For more information go to www.portmoodyblackpanthers.com. sports@tricitynews.com

hatchery operating at Northville, Mich. Today the remains of Livingston Stone’s rainbow trout hatchery

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Contrary to what many people believe today, rainbow trout were not a popular fish in the 1870s. While Dr. Spenser Fullerton Baird and Rev. Livingston Stone were pioneering rainbow trout hatcheries in the wild west of California, the popular fish of the day, by preference of eastern gentlemen, was the eastern brook trout. U.S. Fish Commissioner Baird viewed brookies as a sport fish and a luxury item; what he wanted was a utilitarian food species. He also recognized that sport fishermen harbored a large amount of political influence, so he needed a fish that had a significant sporting ability. Baird believed his yet undiscovered rainbow trout had a leg up on the eastern brook trout. Understanding that hatchery raised brook trout were not popular in the east Baird, through some political maneuvering, began planting rainbow trout in depleted eastern streams as a supplemental fishery. Baird’s maneuver-

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The team got off to a good start in Langley on Saturday, with Justin Georgeson opening the scoring 13 seconds into the game on a feed from Cody Michelle. But the team’s momentum slowed down after a dustup led to Connor Redmond’s ejection three minutes into the first. The Rivermen’s Jackson Playfair was able to get his team on the board a minute later on a feed from Sebastien Pare. Langley’s Peter McMullen helped his team take the lead early in the second before Coquitlam’s Mitch Nardi tied it up on a pass from Bo Pellah. Langley’s Pare and Coquitlam’s Shaw ex-

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CHILDREN

IN MEMORIAM

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SAILES, David Richard Jr. Dec 21, 1963 - Jan 30, 2005

Dear Dave, The unseen strings of memory’s harp; Are softly touched today; Thoughts of you come crowding fast; And tears I cannot stay; So I shed a tear in silence; And breathe a sigh of regret; For you were mine and I remember; Though all the world forget.

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Call us at 604-931-1549 Preschool & Kindergarten 1215 Cecile Dr., Port Moody (Inside Seaview Elementary School)

OPEN HOUSE Wed. Feb. 29th, 6-8pm

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

Accepting September Registration. For more info.

McBAY FAMILY DAYCARE. Como & Linton. Spaces avail. Licensed. First Aid. Brenda 604-931-4037

Call 604-765-4022

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OBITUARIES

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Salary is negotiable subject to experience and includes a benefit package. Submit resumes by Feb. 3/12 to: gmiller@qualico.com

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

HIGHWAY TRUCK LOW BED DRIVER

for Dorman Timber Location Harrison Mills, must have a minimum of five years low bedding exp. Hauling various types of logging equipment in the Fraser Valley.

Robert Edward Hodge June 1, 1930 - January 17, 2012

Bob was born and raised in New Westminster, graduated from Duke of Connaught and earned his C.A. designation in 1954. His career in Ànancial services was primarily with the Coquitlam School District. Upon retirement, he and Peggy spent 20 wonderful years in Qualicum Beach. Bob was an active member of the United Church, serving in many capacities at Sixth Avenue in New Westminster, Eagle Ridge in Coquitlam and St. Stephen’s in Qualicum. He is lovingly remembered by Peggy his wife of 56 years, his sons Craig and Ralph, daughters Brenda Hain and Carol Cox, and six dear grandchildren. Our sincere thanks to the excellent staff at Eagle Ridge Manor and to Edwin, his pastor and friend. A memorial service will be held at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Drive Coquitlam on Saturday January 28th at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of Áowers, donations to Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation in memory of Robert Hodge, 475 Guildford Way, Port Moody, BC, V3H 3W9 would be appreciated.

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CHILDCARE

ECE: HONEY BEE’S CHILDCARE is looking for a qualified, caring, energetic, nurturing, reliable, exp’d prof ECE & Infant/Toddler Educator. Call: (604)949-1001 or email: maryam@honeybeeschildcare.com

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVER, F/T, req. by Commercial Laundry. Must have excellent customer service skills/good knowledge of the lower mainland. 5 yrs of good driving. Exp. with cube vans and 5 tons an asset. $19.25 incl. benefits. Apply in person with resume between 9am and 10am. #205 - 1515 Broadway St. PoCo.

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E-mail: mikayla. tamihilog@shaw.ca or Fax: 604-796-0318

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

FARM WORKERS

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THREE FARM WORKERS required for Blue Magic Greenhouses in Pitt Meadows. To commence work on the week of April 18. Work is labour intensive. Duties include pruning, planting, weeding, picking & other related duties. Some heavy lifting required. Wages $9.56 per hour. Expected to work 50 hrs per week, 6 days/week. Fax resume by Feb 6. Fax: 604-465-9133

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EDUCATION

HELP WANTED

ADULT CARRIER

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

Call 604-472-3040

An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051 .

AFTER-SCHOOL Program in Maple Ridge. Fast ForWord programs improve learning, reading, attention. Funding available to qualified applicants and for ASD. Accomplished Learning Centres. Call 604-5391386 accomplished.ca Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES QUALICO DEVELOPMENTS (VANCOUVER) INC., a large lower mainland Developer/Builder headquartered in Surrey seeks a Senior Project Estimator for their Construction Department. Applicants must have extensive experience in the construction of large multifamily residential projects. Experience with single family home construction also an asset. Applicants should have excellent computer skills, as well as experience working within the estimating, tendering and building permit process.

Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

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PRE-SCHOOLS

Preschool & Kindergarten

Loved with a love beyond telling, Missed with a grief beyond all tears. Love Kim, Rod, and Hayley. ~ ~ FOREVER LOVE ~ ~

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CHILDREN

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ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

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

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

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ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd has an immediate opening for a Superintendent of Operations, based out of our Vernon, BC offices. The successful applicant will have at least five years of railway operations experience, hold current rules qualification and have a strong focus on safety and customer service. Please submit resumes to: info@khawk.ca Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

ARCHBISHOP CARNEY REGIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL 1335 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8B7 Phone: 604-942-7465 Fax: 604-942-5289

www.acrss.org

Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School (ACRSS) is seeking applicants for the position of a full-time Bookkeeper. ACRSS is well-known for its spiritual development, outstanding academic and extra-curricular programs and dynamic staff. The successful candidate will become a collaborative member of this co-educational grade 8 to 12 secondary school community. The successful candidate will: • Be an active practising Catholic • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships • Demonstrate the ability to effectively network with all stakeholder groups in the school community • Demonstrate the ability to work independently, with initiative, confidentiality, and discretion • Demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills • Have successfully completed secondary school and a minimum of 3-5 years experience in a computerized accounting environment or the equivalent training in the accounting field, with a supervisory component • Demonstrate a superior knowledge of Simply Accounting, MS Office Suite, and familiarity with AccPac, BCeSIS, HELP Payroll and CISVA school policies and procedures would be an asset • Demonstrate a committment to continuous Professional Development Send resume and supporting documentation to: ACRSS HR Committee 1335 Dominion Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8G7 Or by email: hrcommittee@acrss.org Deadline for applications is: Friday, February 10, 2012 ACRSS thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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HELP WANTED

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

PERSONAL SERVICES 175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

Carriers Needed The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area: 6072 146-286 April Rd 2-27 Crawford Bay 2-38 Darney Bay 183 Roe Dr

ON THE BOOKS BOOKKEEPING SOLUTIONS

McDonald’s is Now Hiring

Crew & Swing Managers

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We provide training, free uniforms, benefits, competitive wages with excellent growth opportunity. Join one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers.

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604-942-8688 - near Safeway Sunwood Square

1221-1227 Coast Meridian Rd (odd)

3380-3452 Darwind Ave (even) 1225-1248 Holtby St 1230-1239 Soball St 3403-3465 Victoria Dr (odd) 3388-3469 Wilkie Ave

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6013 3300-3364 Henry St 3301-3378 Veiwmount Dr 3353-3373 Viewmount Pl

8154 2270-2498 Latimer Ave 2251-2498 Warrenton Ave

BUILDING MANAGER/ CONCIERGE Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T openings (d/t only) for experienced & enthusiastic Building Managers/Concierges.

9013 1140 Castle Cres

Bring a smile to your community! Advertise your engagement with us, call 604-575-5555

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

We offer attractive wages including comprehensive health & dental benefits.

Please email your resume to resumes@fivestarbc.ca or fax to 604-435-0516

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

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

Wild & Crazy Can’t Be Lazy Earn up to $20/hour. NO sales, NO commissions! Full training provided. Travel, dress sharp & have fun! Must be outgoing. Call Marcia 604-777-2195

• TRUSS BUILDERS • LABOURERS • EXPERIENCED Manufacturer in Pitt Meadows. Wages commensurate with experience. Benefits after 6 months (Full-Time).

Please fax resume: 604-465-9176 or e-mail: jamie.g@mrtruss.com

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

KITCHEN HELPER, NEEDED P/T, 3 days/week to start, 10am-4pm. Exp. necessary. Fax resumes to: 604-944-6304 or email: karl@oldcountrypasta.com

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EDUCATION

BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision”. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!! • 6-month program . . . starts Feb. 20th, 2012 • Financial assistance available • Hurry . . . enrolment limited!!

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LEGAL SERVICES

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

DENIED OR Cut Off Disability Benefits? Call for free legal consultation 778-588-7049 or Julie@lawyerswest.ca

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909 POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed

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CARPENTRY

GOOD RELIABLE CARPENTER Framing Finishing Siding Decks Windows Doors W Rot & Damage 22 years experience W Ref’’s Call Greg (604)816-5758

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HELP WANTED

Advertising Sales Representative The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative. The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2012 to: Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: admanager@mapleridgenews.com Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

#208 - 10070 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

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THE NEWS

CONCRETE & PLACING

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

Specialists in:

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

- ANTIQUES, HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE - RESTORATION & REPAIRS

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

Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

Ph: 604-469-2331 257

DRYWALL 281

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060

GARDENING

3 Ladies Maid Service Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716 ~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~ Clean to Perfection. Reliable/Honest ICBC & Veteran’s claims. Lic’d / Ins. Windows Free. 778-840-2421

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

604-808-0212

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ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500 *BOARDING, *TAPING, *Painting, *Renovations. Big & Small Jobs. QUALITY WORK! Free Estimates. Roman 778-355-0352 or 726-4132. Ceiling Restoration: taping & boarding respray, repaint, trowel over, 30 yrs exp. Del 604-505-3826 COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

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ELECTRICAL

CONCRETE & PLACING

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

.Jim’s Moving Winter Service

Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

CLEANING SERVICES

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

B.C. COLLEGE OF OPTICS 604.581.0101

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ALL PHASES DRYWALL • Taping • Texture • Spraying 30 yrs. Tidy Workplace. Free Est. No job too small.Eric 778-898-9806

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

ALS SAWYER Required Full-Time for a Truss

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Did you just get engaged?

You must be able to provide criminal record check and possess a valid BC Security licence.

9865 3167-3199 Arrowsmith Pl 3062-3099 Cardinal Crt 1501-1595 Pinetree Way (odd) 1568-1578 Warbler Lane

EDUCATION

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

You are experienced performing administrative duties and coordinating activities related to managing buildings. You have the ability to communicate with building residents, co-workers and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner and are able to work alone or with others.

6078 631-800 Alderside Rd 646 Bentley Rd 642-740 Ioco Rd

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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8418 800-922 Austin Ave (even) 416-450 Blue Mountain St (even) 908-928 Charland Ave 903-918 Dansey Ave 406-450 Joyce St

EDUCATION/TUTORING

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

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Call Natalie at 604-552-9093

Kristy 604.488.9161

EXP. & Qualified Music Teacher & ESL tutor accepting new students. Call Gerard (604)719-4674

MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

6192 2-87 Cliffwood Dr 101-159 Forest Park Way

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Therapeutic Massage

See Manager at: McDonald’s Restaurants 531 Clarke Road, Coquitlam 3033 St. John’s St, Port Moody or email: mcd12135@msn.com

9899 3180-3195 Caufield Ridge 3090-3171 Plateau Blvd

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A+

Full/Part-time Shifts

9027 1206-1275 Confederation Dr 810-863 McLennan Crt

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Ready to make 2012 a fresh start? Need help organizing 2011 for your accountant? Whether at your office or using our free pick up and delivery service, Let us put your business On The Books.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

(#102055) Bonded

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

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

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

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.

meadowslandscapesupply.com

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

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

(604)465-1311

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

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

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

TILE & FLOORING

Your Local Handyman. Free Estimates. Call Mike 604-999-1562

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HANDYPERSONS

Remove Rubbish, Clean Gutters, Power Washing & Small Repairs around home. Mark (604)308-8073

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

AAA1 PROF HANDYMAN SERVICE Kitchen/Bath/Decks/Fences/Drywall Ceramics. Free est. Dave 778-888-6339

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


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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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BATHROOM SPECIALISTS, complete renos, tub to counter, from floor to wall, proud BBB Member. Refs. 30 yrs. exp. Call John @ 604-779-4029. www.bcbwreno.ca

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

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

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

Shop from home! Check out our FOR SALE sections: class 500’s for Merchandise, 600’s for Real Estate, and for Automotive view our 800’s.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MISC SERVICES

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

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

Meadows Landscape Supply

604-465-1311

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

HOME REPAIRS

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

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

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS • Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

“ODESSEY” PROFESSIONAL plumbing and drain services. Fully licensed, bonded, insured. Reasonable prices, great references, 17 years experience. Call Dmitry 604762-7197

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PAUL BUNYAN Tree Service

Specializing in New Roofs, re-roof, repairs. * WCB * Fully Insured

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

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

Senor discout, Work Gtd, Refs. 24/7 Free Est.

778-892-1266

Top Written

Quality Painting. Guarantee. Free

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604-942-6907

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

604.587.5865

Kitchens • Bathrooms New Additions • Flooring Painting • Decks Windows / Doors Stonework • Siding & More

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses “JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Robert J. O’Brien

Free Estimates BBB • WCB • Insured Check Out Our Extraordinary Projects At www.caliberwest contracting.com

604.764.9594

604-728-5643

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

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

Ph: 604-942-4383

www.proaccpainting.com TRU-LINE PAINTING - Interior, Exterior. Commercial & Res. Free Est. David (604)202-7658

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AUCTIONS

Antique & Collectible Auction Monday Jan. 30, 7:00pm

PETS

CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322 centralauction.ca

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FERTILIZERS

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

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FURNITURE

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

www.recycleitcanada.ca FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

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Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

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

TRICITY Pro Painter-Refs. Interior Spec. WCB. Dragan 604-8058120 www.montenegropainting.com INTERIOR / Exterior Repaints & New Construction Ceiling Painting/Drywall Repair

APPLIANCES

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

Viewing: Sunday 1pm - 5pm & Monday from 10am

#1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339 RUBBISH removal. Bobcat/dump trailer. Reno/repairs. hoot&owl@ telus.net Gary 604-339-5430.

287

HOMES WANTED

MALAMUTE WOLF Cross - 10 wks, 1st shots, dewormed. Great temperament. Mostly white. 1 M, 3 Fem. $700 ea. (604)319-8419 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

506

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

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627

TREE SERVICES

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

SAVE ON ROOFING

604-524-2177

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

SERVICE PLUMBER/GASFITTER. Licenced, Insured. Drains, Furnaces, Boilers, HWT, Gas lines, Reno’s, Repairs. After Hour Service. Call Manni at 604-710-0076. Great references.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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374

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

From $48/per

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

626

PUPPIES FOR SALE, 6 wks old, Terrier X Chihuahua $350 Call 604-856-3855

Quick & Reliable Movers

LANDSCAPING

PETS

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

EZ GO MOVERS

Over 20 year experience

477

REAL ESTATE

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Male/Female, shots, micro-chip, vet checked, health guarantee. $2400. Call 604-970-3807.

604-537-4140

www.ezgomovers.com

Greg 604-818-0165

A LICENSED/ HONEST PLUMBER & GAS FITTER with 31 years exp. Very neat work Refs. Reas. rates. Free est. 24 hrs.Don: 604-220-4956

PETS

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

$45/Hr

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

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

300

SUNDECKS

Local & Long Distance

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

Home Renovations and New Construction

372

360 PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas, plumbing, heating, reno’s, repairs. 20 years exp., reliable & courteous. Lic’d. Bonded. Jack 778-835-4416

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

320

PLUMBING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

RENO & REPAIR NO JOB TOO SMALL!

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

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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

477

PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 1 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $300. Call 604-574-5788.

551

COQUITLAM

MOVING SALE Sat/Sun, Feb 4 & 5, 10am-2pm

1318 Lemax Ave

Household items including:

Sofa & Loveseat, Diningroom Suite, Wall Unit, TV & Stands, Paintings and More.

BORDER COLLIE/LAB/shepherd X, black 18 mos old, med/lrg neutered, family friendly dog, loves to play $100 to good home (604)302-5191 Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUA, 5 year old, female, very sweet & clean, $450. Call 604794-7347

GARAGE SALES

560

MISC. FOR SALE

NEED YOUR PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDING ERECTED? Professional crews available. We service Western Canada. All Brands. Excl references. Call MSC at 1-800-979-2993

WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

1996 NORTEC mobile home, 14x70. Clean and bright, sunken liv. rm., lam. floors, attached room and deck. Must be moved. $42,000. (604)626-4294

636

MORTGAGES

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Citadel. Clean modern 650 s/f. quiet grd lvl ste. Incl sat tv, utils. w/d. N/P N/S. Feb 1. $800. 604-464-6141. COQ/3 bdrm 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. quiet, N/P, secure. $1165/m incls. Heat & H/W. Feb 1. Crime-Free. 604-937-7812


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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes 515-525 Foster Avenue 2 Bdrm suite for $950 available for Feb. 1, 2012 (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed.

TOWNHOMES 604-464-7548 #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250 PoCo downtown. BRAND NEW 2bd, 2ba condo,inste w/d, 838 s/f, The Pearl, h/w flrs, ns/np, $1250.

3 Bdrm townhouse for $1435 available for Feb. 1, 2012 (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed. 3 Bdrm townhouse for $1485 available now (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.

Contact: Costina 778-847-3153

M.Ridge Beautiful 3000 s/f newer home in Albion area. 5Bdrm + den. March 1st. 1Cat ok. $2000. P.Moody W. 1Bd 3rd floor apt, Mary St,new kitch/appls,lrg deck 680s/f,greenspace behind. $1000 BURNABY & COQUITLAM

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Market rents from $875 - $1175 for 2 - 3 bdrm units. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮

2 Bedroom Apartment between $26,400 & $32,400

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $33,600 & $38,400

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $36,000 & $42,000

If your income is between $41,000 and $60,000 you will be qualified for market rent. If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Maple Ridge 22450-121st Street 2 Bedroom Apt $840/mo Attractive modern unit, in a safe, all ages community in beautiful Maple Ridge. Amenities include community gardens, playground, amenity rooms, on site laundry facilities & secure parking in a certified Crime Free Multi Housing complex. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time.

Call 604-451-6075 to view. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp.

P.MOODY Ioco, 1bd+den condo, Heritage Grand, g/lvl balcony, insuite laundry, N/S, $1250/mo. PoCo 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex with 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms. Avail Now/Feb1. N/S. $1100/mo.

RENTALS

Coquitlam/Port Moody

St. John’s Apartments 2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody

PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bdrms Available

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.

Large, bright stes avail. Walking distance to all amenities and WC Express. New carpets and appl’s. Gated parking. Quiet and secure bldg. Adult oriented. Sorry no pets. Refs required.

For more info & viewing call

Call 604-941-9051

Dragan 778-788-1845

PORT COQUITLAM

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

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

1 Bdrm suite $775 2 Bdrm corner suite $925 S Incl heat/hot wtr, wndw cvrngs S Close to bus stop S Walk to shpng/medical/WCE S Across from park w/Mtn views S Gated parking and Elevator S Adult oriented building S References required CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

604-464-3550 PORT MOODY

It’s a New Year! Start it Right in The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

BURNABY

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.

Call 604-724-6967 PORT MOODY: Nahane tower 15th flr with view. 1225 sf. 2 bdrm 2 bath, all appl prking. Canoe Club amen. 651 Klahanie Dr. $1650: n/s, n/p. (604)469-1985

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

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave. Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

COQUITLAM

1 & 2 Bdrm quiet bldg near Safeway, dishwasher, storage, heat included.

BLUE MOUNTAIN APT S Impeccably clean S Heat S Hot Water S Parking

Call for showing 604-931-4014 www.aptrentals.net

1 & 2 bdrm $790 & $900/mo

Coquitlam/Bby reno’d, 1 bdrm $825 incl balc. heat hotwater & prkg. Nr skytrain & shops N/P 604-939-9242

GARIBALDI Court

Coquitlam Centre Area

Avail Feb 1st. N/S, bright, spacious corner. Luxury 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl’s, F/P, ground level, priv patio. Located in prestigious Silver Springs complex. Whistler style clubhouse, 2 sec parking + storage Cat OK. $1500. + hydro

Donna 604.202.8485

COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755. 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.

750

Avail Feb. 1 - Ref’s req’d

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Feb. 1 2 BDRMS. Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us. MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites *

Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832

Clean, very quiet, large,

535 - 555 Shaw Avenue (google map) (yahoo map)

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO Near Shopping & Amenities.

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings PORT COQUITLAM, central. Brand new 2 bdrm, 2 baths, all appls, F/P, balcony, undg prk, storage, bus stop in front. $1,450. 604-773-3582

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM 2bdrm 850sq/ft Suite in New Home.$925 Incl/Utils Private Entry. In Suite w/d. Own alarm Sys&Heat. N/P - N/S. Avail Feb 1-15 call 604-945-9900. COQUITLAM. 1 Bdr +den, 800 sq/ft Clean, new carpet/paint, patio, prkg $900/mo. Avail now. (604)937-7032

RECREATIONAL/SALE

751

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM Cape Horn; Main flr, clean 3 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 garage. $1600+2/3 utils. NS. Avail Mar 1. 604-931-7276 or 778-378-7276. PORT COQUITLAM 1 Bdrm suite, new reno’s, avail immed, $650/mo incl utils. Phone 604-816-8050.

752

TOWNHOUSES

3 BDRM, 1 bath, $1350, center loc, 1024 sf, SS, laundry, pool, NP/NS. balc, storage, util incl 604-880-2066 PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938 PORT COQUITLAM: 3 BDRM $970/mo Quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-464-0034 PORT COQUITLAM

MERIDIAN VILLAGE 3156 Coast Meridian Road 3 Bedroom Townhouse $1100 Include 1 Free Parking Spot A safe, all ages community in POCO, spacious grounds in a park like setting, close to schools and parks with shopping near by. Great for families - Day Care and After School Care facilities right on site! On site laundry facilities in the apartment building. Pet friendly (some exceptions apply). The tenant and other occupants must demonstrate they meet eligibility criteria related to income, number of occupants, and other similar criteria. Please note that fully subsidized, or Rent Geared to Income (RGI) units are filled via a waiting list called The BC Housing Central Registry (www.bchousing.org/applicants). No RGI subsidy available at this time. Call 604-451-6075 to view.

Coquitlam - Totally Reno’d 3 bdrm rancher. Cls to schools & shops. Priv bkyrd. $1650. 604-913-7785

http://www.metrovancouver. org/services/housing

MAPLE RIDGE nr GE bridge, newer subdivision 4 bdrm, 3 full bath, loft, office, den, huge kitchen (granite), A/C, N/S, N/P. Immed. $2350. (604)820-0411 or 604-217-0380

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

PORT COQUITLAM, Suffolk Ave. 3 bdrm., 2 baths, plus 1 bdrm. bsmnt. suite, quiet street, fenced yard, garage, Feb. 1. $1700 mo. + utils. (604)931-6317

OFFICE/RETAIL

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper

Awning, 3 burner range, A/C, microwave, DSI water heater, Stab jacks and more! $17,483 (Stk.31558A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2009 Montana 3400RL

Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

845

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

TRANSPORTATION 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1994 Ford Explorer, 4x4, XLT, very clean, runs great, 160,000kms, Micheline all season tires. AirCared for 2 yrs. $3200. 604-541-0344 1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4995 obo 604-826-0519 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519 2002 DODGE CARAVAN blue, loaded, 150K, AirCared. 778-773-6226 or 604-540-1941. 2003 CHEV AVALANCHE, auto., 4x4, white, loaded with options. $10,000 firm (604)538-9257

CARS - DOMESTIC

2005 TRAIL-BAY 31BH

COQUITLAM WW Plateau. 1 Bdrm + den, grnd lvl, priv ent, h/w flrs, full bath, alarm, w/d. Ns/Np, avail now. $800 incl utils. Call 778-231-9604.

HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM OFFICE SPACE WESTWOOD CORP. CENTRE Various sizes of office space available CALL 604-944-2963

818

COQUITLAM nr Como Lake 2 bdrm 1100 sf. W/D on site Feb 1 NS/NP $1000+1/3 utils. 604-312-3795

Pt. Coq. Bsmt Suite. 1 bdrm with kitchen and full bathroom. Separate entrance. Shared laundry. Close to shopping, schools, and transit. Located in quiet cul-de-sac. $800 per mth (includes utilities and basic cable). No pets and no smoking. Please ph: Allan at (778)235-2952 between 6 pm - 9 pm for a showing.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW Details and APPLY online autocreditwithbarrie.com OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

COQUITLAM near Lougheed mall, brand new 2 bdrm ste, avail now. $1150. (604) 783-0575, 931-1841.

PORT COQUITLAM Northside, 2 bdrm grd flr. gas F/P. Garage parking. Private entry. $800/mo. N/S. N/P. Avail Feb. 1. 604-942-9725.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

YOU’RE APPROVED

838

COQUITLAM, near Coq. Center. $1250/mo. 3 Bdrm main floor, 2 baths, shrd lndry & utils, NS/NP, near transit. Immed. 604-218-8164.

741

Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: autocredit911.com or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911

COQUITLAM Como Lk/Thermal Dr. 1200 sq/ft, 2bdrm bsmt suite, inste w/d, nr Como Lk Mall. Avail now $1000/mo +1/3utils. 604-780-1099.

POCO- Clean 2 bdrm above ground bsmt suite. Avail. Feb. 1st. Call Rob or Linda (604)897-0930

845

Auto Loans Approved!!

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

Coquitlam Munday/Daws Hill, 2 bdrm ste incl util quiet area avail now. $900mo NS/NP 604-931-1775

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

Coquitlam Central. Bright 1 bdrm. Quiet & beautiful. Nr amenits. Inste lndry. Pri ent. N/P. N/S. Refs. Feb 1. $875 + 1/3 utils. 604-936-5324.

Phone 604-826-1186

PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1030/$1134/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

810

Coq/PortMoody. Beautifully reno’d. 1 bdrm stes. Start $700 + utils. inste W/D. Now. N/P-N/S. 604-283-9055.

RECTANGULAR LOT @ 17,145 sq ft which includes a 5266 s.f. building housing 3 OFFICES & lrg hoist equipped SHOP in Mission, BC. Property is fenced and building has security alarm. This property presently has an industrial zoning and is located in the area slated for industrial in the OCP. Shop has 3 phase, 2 overhead doors 1 is 12’ x 10’ and the other is 12’ x 12’ and incl. a steel crane way with 2 ton cranes.

736

TRANSPORTATION

1 bedroom & den garden suite. Upper Eagle Ridge near Newport Village. Private entrance; quiet neighbourhood.Close to amenities bus routes. Ideal for a professional or mature student. 5 appliances. Ht, h/w, cable included. Non-smoker, no pets. Available now $850 Contact 604-944-6345

PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.

ADELAIDE APT

1 & 2 Bdrm close to trans & shop with dishwasher, fireplace, heat included.

GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info.

RENTALS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF KATARIINA LEENA BOURASSA NOTICE IS GIVEN that creditors and others having claim against the Estate of Katariina Leena Bourassa, formerly of #411 2559 Parkview Lane, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3C 6M1, Deceased, who died on July 15, 2011, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the Executor, c/o Richard JS Rainey Law Corporation, Barrister and Solicitor, of Suite 205 - 2922 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 2P5, on or before February 8, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled, having regard only to the Claims of which they have notice. MARGIT SIIRILA, Executor By Richard JS Rainey, Barrister and Solicitor


A52 Friday, January 27, 2012, Tri-City News

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