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More busing & less driving Coquitlam adopts its trans. plan By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam’s massive growth spurt has forced the city to rethink plans for its future transportation needs. Under its new Strategic T ranspor tation Plan (STP), a 20-year visioning document adopted this week by city council, Coquitlam will push to get more drivers off roads to take a “greener” commute. Currently, automobiles account for more than 80% of all trips made by residents of Coquitlam, one of B.C.’s fastest-growing communities and a city that is expected to have 100,000 more citizens in another 30 years.

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Artists Jerry Whitehead (above) and Richard Tetrault have been working under tarps and scaffolding since January, putting together a mural on the side of Port Coquitlam’s first highrise that will feature scenes of recreation and nature. The pair are now waiting for some good weather to finish the work. See article on page 7.

School trustees hear wish lists Smaller classes for tech ed. among the requests to board By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

With little in the way of new funding for education in the BC Liberal government’s austerity budget, School District 43 will likely be expected to make do with the same amount of money — or less — next year. But that didn’t stop dozens of parents and teachers from showing up at a board meeting Tuesday to ask for support for smaller classes and other improvements in

the way schools operate. Teachers have been struggling with large class sizes for middle school explorations and high school technology courses for years, the board of education was told, and student programs are suffering. “I could do so much more,” said Ken Christensen, who teaches a shop class at Como Lake middle and has seen his class size creep to 30 students, when the best practices standard is 24. Large classes are also a problem in high school shop classes, trustees were told. Bree-Anna Weir, who teaches automotive at Riverside secondary and graduated from SD43 in 2002, said the

MORE INSIDE Current budget fine, next one unsure: page 3 scope of technology education projects has been vastly reduced since she went to school here. Supplies have been cut and classes are too large for the kind of projects students used to do, Weir said. “It’s blatantly class size, how much a simple class size can affect quality and quantity of learning,” she added. see SUPPORT NEEDED, NEEDED, page 3

CTA wants board support By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Union reps for School District 43’s 2,300 teachers have called on the board of education to support them in their demands for improved special needs funding, benefits and wages. Flanked by two of her colleagues, Coquitlam Teachers’ Association president Teresa Grandinetti asked trustees at Tuesday’s board of education meeting to call for an independent mediator to resolve the impasse in con-

tract talks and ask the government to ne gotiate outside of its net zero mandate. “I am asking the HYNDES board to be both visible and vocal in its demands of government to properly fund its public education system,” Grandinetti said. She said Tri-City teachers were upset by comments

made in a Feb. 3 article in The Tri-City Newss by board chair Melissa Hyndes, who was asked to speculate on the future of contract negotiations given the distance between the teacher demands of 15% over three years and the government’s net zero mandate. Hyndes, a Port Moody trustee, said she thought the government should step in because both sides were far apart, although she admitted legislated agreements were not the best. see ADVOCATE FOR, FOR, page 3


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Green waste increasing faster than trash h in PoCo Growth pushing overall increase By Gary McKenna

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Port Coquitlam residents are increasingly using their recycling and green bins rather than throwing their trash in the garbage, according to a city staff report. In the report to PoCo’s environmental enhancement committee, Gord Voncina, manager of operations, said recycling tonnage collected in 2011 was up 4.3% from 2010 while green waste tonnage increased 6.3% — but regular garbage increased by only 3.1%. “The city experienced an increase in the amount of residential solid waste set out for collection,” he said. “The increase reflected growth in the city’s population as well as greater use of the recycling and

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dents served by city waste collection recycled 3,484 tonnes in 2011 compared to 3,338 in

‘Advocate for public ed.’: CTA continued from front page

The board subsequently reaffirmed its support for the collective bargaining process in a press release. Grandinetti said teachers were inflamed by the comments and a few of her “more reactive” colleagues were chomping at the bit to “rise up in anger.” She then approached the district for an opportunity to speak directly to trustees. “Why was I and so many of my CTA colleagues so upset about the board’s initial comments? Why are the teachers of Coquitlam committed to the job action? It is definitely not to get out of writing report cards,” Grandinetti said. “As a colleague wrote to me today, he has done more reporting since September than he has ever done in

According to a city of PoCo staff report on solid waste collection in 2011, these are the numbers for trash, green waste and recycling by residents who get city collection.

any of his prerestore working vious years of conditions to teaching. those that were “Teachers in place prior are committo implementated to securtion of Bills 27 ing a collective and 28, and be agreement critical of its because of new Learning Initiative Fund the reality of teaching and GRANDINETTI of $30 million learning conditions in a year, which would Coquitlam classrooms.” amount to 29 cents per Among the concerns student — little more of teachers are more than “pocket change.” “As a member of high-needs students in classrooms, more paper- the BCSTA [BC School work, the loss of special- Trustees Association] ist teachers and a need a n d t h e B C P S E A for classroom prepara- [ B C P u b l i c S c h o o l tion time. Employers Association], As well, she said, ask your partner group teachers would like to to advocate for public see an improvement education, ask the govto benefit plans that ernment to place more haven’t changed in 20 into the system, not to years and a salary in- do more with less.” crease. The board of eduGrandinetti said she cation is expected to would like the board to respond to the CTA’s ask the province to re- request at its next meetexamine its funding for ing, on March 6. special needs students, dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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2010. The city collected slightly more green waste (5,376 tonnes) than garbage (5,348

tonnes) for a total collection of 14,207 tonnes. In 2011, garbage made up 37.7% of the over-

SD43 must wait to learn budget nos. It will be three weeks before School District 43 will know how Tuesday’s provincial budget will affect future school finances but the news is good for the current school year. Tuesday evening, the board of education approved an amended balanced budget for the 2011/’12 school year totalling $269.1 million. District money managers accomplished the task despite a drop in enrolment and a $700,000 cut to revenue. There were 236 fewer students at schools in September than predicted in April 2011, when the budget was passed, yet $2.9 million more was spent on teachers’ salaries. SD43’s assistant secretary treasurer, Chris Nicolls, told trustees the district absorbed the drop in enrolment because it was spread throughout the district and more teachers were needed than originally anticipated to staff local schools. To offset the higher costs, the district used a $743,000 surplus from the previous year and took advantage of lower utilities, supplies and other savings, totalling $2.2 million. The district expects to hear March 15 what its spending allotment will be for next school year. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

all waste stream while green bins accounted for 37.8% and recycling made up 24.5%.

The city has been promoting its “How’s Your Waste-line?” campaign, encouraging residents to use their recycling and green waste bins. Diverting trash from the landfill is not only better for the environment, staff said, it can save the municipality money. Tipping fees per tonne for garbage are increasing in Metro Vancouver at a higher rate than are rates for green waste and recycling disposal fees. The fact that recycling and green collection is increasing at a greater rate than garbage could be in part attributed to several initiatives launched by the city in 2010. A dozen schools in Port Coquitlam now receive green and blue cart service and the kitchen scraps program has expanded to include eight multi-family residents. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Support needed, say SD43 music teachers continued from front page

She said she would like to see 20 students in technology education classes at the high school level, down from 24, as recommended by the BC Technology Teachers’ Association’s best practices guide. Trustees also heard from the Coquitlam Music Teachers Association, which asked for more support and training for music teachers at all levels, including the continuation of a learning support teacher for the elementary level. Angela Buckley, a music teacher at Parkland elementary, said the support teacher has been invaluable in helping teachers prepare music programs and share ideas. The music teachers also brought some youthful supporters. Shauna Lim and Sadie Bui sang a song they composed for trustees and said music is important to their lives. Parents also took a turn at the mic to ask for support from the

school board. The president of the District Parent Advisory Council asked for continued funding for parent education and a website where teachers could communicate with parents daily about what goes on in the classroom. She said having a staff person to liaison with parents would help them negotiate the education system better. Hass Gable also suggested the district work with cities to get school programs in schools where there aren’t any, as recommended by surveys looking into the vulnerability of kindergarten and middle school children. The Coquitlam Montessori Society also asked for a staff co-ordinator to help the Montessori program order and keep track of supplies. Society chairperson Tracy McRae said parents pay for all the supplies through fundraising but need help choosing appropriate equipment. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Drivers should consider other transit options continued from front page

The transportation plan calls for more drivers to consider alternative options — walking, cycling and taking public transit — with the goal of getting another 10% of all trips made by foot, bike, bus or the upcoming Evergreen Line. “The plan seeks to shift the mode by which residents move,â€? Bill Susak, Coquitlam’s general manager of engineering and public works, told city council on Monday. Among the goals of the STP: • increasing the number of walking trips from 8% to 12% by building more sidewalks, enhancing the quality of facilities for pedestrians and developing a greenway network; • tripling the number of cycling trips, from 1% to 3%, by expanding the bike network and providing better cycling facilities; • and working with TransLink, the region’s transportation author-

ity, to increase public transit use from 9% to 15%, with the Evergreen Line expected to play a major role by linking Lougheed Town Centre with Coquitlam City Centre. As well, the STP calls for building and upgrading streets — especially on Burke Mountain, where 20,000 more people are expected to live by 2021, and in southwest Coquitlam, where major road works are planned around Brunette and the old Fraser Mills site — to improve connections with Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, and to support external links such as the United Boulevard extension to New Westminster and the Murray-Clarke C o n n e c t o r i n Po r t Moody. Catherine Mohaniuk, Coquitlam’s manager of transportation planning, told council on Monday that if all the STP targets are met, the capital improvements would cost up to $240 million over 20 years. It is expected city staff will review

the document every two to four years to ensure targets are met and see if changes need to be made. The Strategic Transportation Plan comes after two years of open houses, workshops and consultation with groups such as the Urban Development Institute, the city’s universal access ability advisory committee, environmental stewards and the Tri-City branch of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition; it replaces the 2001 STP. Mohaniuk said the city wants to get people out of their cars primarily to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; cutting GHGs is also a goal of TransLink. B u t C o u n . Te r r y O’Neill argued pedestrian/cycling improvements aren’t a priority for Coquitlam residents. O’Neill pointed to last year’s Ipsos Reid poll for the city, which indicated public transportation links being the top concern followed by road gridlock and construc-

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tion. He warned council that if the transportation emphasis is misplaced, “then we are going to have unintended consequences� such as adding more street congestion. “People want road improvements,� he said, adding the new STP “doesn’t reflect what the people of Coquitlam want.� Now adopted, the STP policies will be incorporated into the city’s Of ficial Community Plan and other master plans. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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The city of Coquitlam wants to get more residents out of their cars and taking public transit, or walking/cycling. This week, city council adopted the new Strategic Transportation Plan, which aims for 30% of all trips to be made by alternate forms of transportation.

Notice of Intention Road Closing Bylaw No. 2927

The City of Port Moody intends to adopt Bylaw No. 2927 pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter which will close a portion of St. Johns Street road allowance, legally described as that portion of road dedicated by the deposit of Plan 10551, District Lot 233, Group 1, New Westminster District, now road right of way, having an area of 519.7 square metres and labeled Parcel “1� on reference plan certified by Jesse Morin, a British Columbia land surveyor dated February 7, 2012. The location of the proposed road closure is shown in heavy outline and labeled Parcel “1� on the plan shown below:

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24 free Friday swims on tap in Coq. Funding from Westminster Savings Coquitlam residents will get 24 opportunities to swim for free in 2012 thanks to funding from We s t m i n s t e r Savings, the city announced this week. Free swims will be held at Chimo Aquatic and F i t n e s s C e n t re from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month and at the City Centre Aquatic Complex during the same time on the third Friday of every month. The financial institution is providing the funding as part of its Project Better Balance initiative, which supports prog rams and events that encourages physical activity. “Our partnership will help thousands of individuals get active, have fun and develop healthy and positive habits for the future,” said Nicole Eich, a community investment manager with Westminster Savings, adding that the financial institution will be funding free swims in other municipalities around the Lower Mainland. • For more information about Project Better Balance go to www.projectbetterbalance.com.

Setting it straight Re. “PoCo inmate gets extra year for hot butter attack on guard” (page 6, The TriCity News, Feb. 22). The abovereferenced story incorrectly reported that a corrections officer had been attacked by an inmate at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in 2009. In fact, the victim was another inmate at the institution.

SD43 & Mounties taking on vandals

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School District 43 may be getting closer to cracking down on vandalism after three youths suspected of being responsible for graffiti damage were arrested. Superintendent Tom Grant told trustees at Tuesday’s board of education meeting that the district has been co-operating with Coquitlam RCMP on an investigation to put a stop to graffiti that has plagued TriCity schools for months. “Our operations division is working closely with RCMP in supplying pictures and reports of tagged schools,” Grant said. As a result, three youths believed to be responsible for graffiti were charged or have charges pending for break and enter, mischief and theft under $5,000. Grant said the youths may be made

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that police have caught a few alleged perpetrators is good, graffiti is still a problem in the district, he said. “There is certainly more than a few graffiti artists out there,” Niven said. He said he hopes ongoing surveillance and efforts by work crews to photograph tags and send them to police will eventually result in a reduction in graffiti. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Massive mural will grace side of PoCo’s 1st highrise Artists are doing finishing touches By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A 2,000 sq. ft. mural w i l l b e u nve i l e d this month in Port Coquitlam on the city’s first highrise. The mural, on the tower at Shaughnessy Street and Lions Way, will be PoCo largest art installation. Artists Richard Tetrault and Jer ry Whitehead have been working under tarps and scaffolding since January, putting together a piece that will feature scenes of recreation and nature. The pair are now waiting for some good weather before pulling down the covers and unveiling the piece but said it must be completed before March. “We have got to get some decent, warmer weather before we can seal it and touch it up,” Tetrault told The TriCity News. “We are waiting for better weather but I am hoping it will be finished toward the very end of February.”

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Richard Tetrault is one of two artists (Jerry Whitehead is the other) who has been working on a mural on the side of the Onni highrise next to Lions Park in Port Coquitlam. Tetrault and Whitehead also created the murals around Leigh Square and the wood relief mural inside the Port Coquitlam

Recreation Complex. They said the mural will read as an extension of the forms and lines from the skate park, which is located below

the art installation. The project is the city’s largest mural to date, measuring 100 feet wide by 20 feet high, and will be located on the south side of the 26-storey tower. When the tarps and scaffolding are removed, the work will be visible from the Railside Youth Park, Lions Park and Shaughnessy Street. T he Onni Group, which is developing the mixed-use residential and commercial tower, is required to complete a public art piece before the building can be occupied in March. “When council approved the rezoning in 2006, we asked for additional contributions such as public art and improvements to the underpass and Lions Park,” said Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore. “We already have successful public artworks in Port Coquitlam and this mural will be a natural extension of that.” • Photos of the project are posted on Leigh Square’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ leighsquare.

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Coquitlam man guilty on drug charges By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A Coquitlam man was found guilty on drug charges this week related to a marijuana grow operation that was discovered in his home in 2009. Thuy Hong Vu was convicted of one count of production of a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purposes of trafficking after 486 oz. of pot were found at his Verbena Place residence in the Noons Creek area. During his trial, the defence argued that Vu, who lived in the home until March 29 or 30, 2009, was unaware the plants were in the home until the police executed a search warrant a few weeks later, on April 23. Vu’s lawyer said it was more likely that the grow operation was under the control of a tenant who moved into the home in April. But Crown witness and marijuana grow op expert Cpl. John Uzelac stated the plants seized by police had reached a level of maturity that indicated the grow operation had been in the works for the entire month of March and likely earlier. When pressed by the defence over the question of whether the plants could have been moved to the location after Vu had left the residence, Uzelac said it was unlikely. Marijuana plants, he

testified, are grown in highly controlled environments with carefully planned feeding and watering cycles. If the grow regiment is disrupted in any way, he testified, it can shock the plants and degrade their quality. “To move them, to alter the growth environment would be to shock the plants,” he said on the stand. “I don’t see any evidence here that these plants have been shocked. They look well maintained. They look well cared for. They don’t look like they have been moved.” During the execution of the search warrant, police found numerous plants in various stages of growth in rooms all over the house, which is registered in Vu’s name. The estimated wholesale value of the marijuana was between $45,000 and $90,000, the Crown said. Uzelac’s statements combined with Vu’s admission that he had lived in the home until the end of March were enough for Port Coquitlam provincial court judge Thomas Woods to find the defendant guilty. “He had complete dominion over the house and over its contents,” the judge stated in his ruling. “It cannot be reasonably contended, in my view, that during March, he lacked the knowledge of and control over the grow operation necessary to fix him with legal possession of it.”

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

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Garage Sale April 21, 2012 Promote Community Recycling! Coinciding with Earth Day, the City will promote registered garage sales in Coquitlam at no cost to participants! This includes a list of registered garage sale locations with specific items that are available. Participants must register their garage sale between March 1 and March 31, 2012, to be included in the City Wide Garage Sale. Pick up a registration form at Coquitlam City Hall or register online at www.coquitlam.ca. Watch for more information on the City Wide Garage Sale in your local newspaper and at www.coquitlam.ca If you don’t sell all your items, consider donating them. If you receive the City’s Garbage Collection Service, you can have them collected in the Large Item Pick Up Program (4 items max. per year). Call 604-5294011 to set up an appointment for pick-up with Smithrite.


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No night sprinkling for lawns this summer By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam will be one of the last cities in Metro Vancouver to consider changes to its water conservation program. Only three municipalities in the region â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Coquitlam, Surrey and Langley Township â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have yet to adopt Metroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Water Shortage Response Plan, which calls for reducing demand for outdoor water use in the summer. Among the biggest changes in the plan, which Metro revised last June, is the elimination of night-time lawn sprinkling for residential properties. Still, the number of days per week for water sprinkling has gone up from two to three between June 1 and Sept. 30. Under Metroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule, which Coquitlam is expected to adopt within the next few weeks, residential summer sprinkling will be limited to: â&#x20AC;˘ e ve n - n u m b e r e d addresses: Mondays, We d n e s d ay s a n d Saturdays, 4 to 9 a.m.; â&#x20AC;˘ odd-numbered add r e s s e s : T u e s d ay s, Thursdays and Sundays, 4 to 9 a.m. And for commercial/ industrial properties: â&#x20AC;˘ even-numbered addresses: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 to 6 a.m.

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Night-time lawn sprinking will be prohibited under Metro Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Water Shortage Response Plan. â&#x20AC;˘ odd-numbered addresses: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 6 a.m. The restrictions will be tightened as water shortage increases during the typically hot months. Albert van Roodselaar, Metroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s division manager of utility planning and environmental management, told Coquitlamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s council-incommittee on Monday he appreciates some municipalities didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to implement the updated program when it was introduced last June but he expects all Metro cities to be on board this year. According to a city report, Coquitlam gave 120 verbal warnings and issued 19 warning tickets last year under the old program; no fines were levied. A total of 51 sprinkling permits were bought for new lawns, which brought in $1,275. As well, the city promoted low-flush

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Answer to stress and time issues: cloning THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES Naomi Yorke

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ow I wish to be one of those people who never gets frazzled. You would think my years in Asia should have taught me something about inner peace. Although I have always had great appreciation for those who practise tai chi at dawn in the city, seemingly unaware of passing traffic or bitter cold, yet I didn’t pick up anything from my fascinated viewing of their enraptured moves on Shanghai mornings. I have been to enough temples throughout Asia where I have witnessed monks and followers of Buddhism meditating. So, why didn’t some of these observations and appreciations rub off on me? Like many busy people, I find stress dif-

ficult to manage. I know there is no magic bullet and meditation and martial arts, like tai chi, take years to master — and let’s face it, time is the enemy. For as long as I can remember, I have had a challenging relationship with time. One of my main anxiety issues is lack of time and, unfortunately, mastering martial arts or meditation or yoga would take an abundance of it. There is a yoga studio in my neighbourhood in Chicago but I face this dilemma whenever I attempt to head out to a class: If I attend a yoga class, I will need to take an extra hour away from my work and, therefore, I will be up for an extra hour at night, catching up on the time I spent at yoga. My sleep time is beyond inadequate and it is a successful night if I get four full hours of shut-eye. So, the choice is great: Do I trade sleep hours for the possibility of gaining inner peace?

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Will the inner peace trump sleep deprivation? No contest, I need my bed. I know that I need to gain some tools to handle anxiety and stress. I am just unsure how I can possibly do this given the tasks that I am required to do and the limited hours in the day. I know that I am my own worst enemy and my decision to study at a highly competitive school in the States has contributed to my stress load and anxiety level. I keep thinking that when I get through this year and cross this hurdle, I will have more time to focus on wellness — no more catching my breath in a paper bag for me after this. But some say that the college years are the best of your life and after you graduate, you really have to get down to the hard work. Oh no, it can’t get any more demanding than this, can it? So what is the solution? I know that it is a highly charged and de-

bated issue but human cloning would be the perfect answer to my problem. If there were two of me, I could get all my work done and get enough sleep. Hell, if I had a body-double, I could meditate, do yoga and take up tai chi. (If you are going to overachieve at work, you might as well excel at relaxation, too.) It may be hard to imagine two of me, especially the high-wired me that has been making appearances recently. But two relaxed, accomplished, happy Naomis could be quite all right. My doppelgänger and I could be a force to be reckoned with, we think. Imagine what a team of two could accomplish on any given day. For starters, before those shoulders get knotted, Naomi 2.0 will have the relaxation massage complete. Naomi Yorke is a Port Coquitlam student who lived in Shanghai, China for four years, writing about her experiences twice a month for The TriCity News. She now lives in Chicago, where she’s attending art school, and continues her column.

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think the majority of Canadians would agree that we as country should not engage in torture; we should not, under any circumstance, condone it, support it or encourage it. Moreover, Canada should continue to be a leader at the international level to end torture in other countries. While my colleague opposite and I agree on this point, we disagree on federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ 2010 edict to CSIS in which he advised that in “exceptional circumstances,” ignoring intelligence simply because it might have been extracted by torture represents “an unacceptable risk to public safety.” The “protection of life and property,” he wrote, must be CSIS’s “overriding priority.” My colleague says he disapproves of Canada announcing our position the world. Well, to be fair, we didn’t really announce it. Toews’ secret twopage directive was obtained by the Canadian Press under Canada’s Access to Information Act, and revealed to the public earlier this month. Nevertheless, I do not understand what all the hullaballoo is about. Do you think other countries

are actually surprised that the Canadian government would put the lives of its citizens above everything else? If Pakistani intelligence tells Canada’s spy agency it has a guy saying someone has planted a bomb at BC Place, someone is going to at least have a look around in there, even if it violates one or more international agreements. No responsible government, either here or abroad, is going to ignore such information in a crisis. Wait a minute — that’s any government but a NDP government. Interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel seemed to imply her party wouldn’t use any information from torture, even it meant saving Canadian lives. “Not only is it immoral to obtain information by torture, but the information is often false or incorrect,” she recently told the House of Commons. “We know that a person who is being tortured will say anything to make the torture stop.” If Ms. Turmel is actually saying she would put the information in the shredder without even looking at it, I’m calling BS. If I’m wrong, we should all be thanking our lucky stars the NDP isn’t running the country.

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t’s not funny anymore. The delusional reality bubble in which our Canadian Alliance, oops, Conservative government lives gets more and more frightening. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has now announced to the world that Canada (only in extreme cases of course) will accept and use intelligence extracted by torture. Torture? Canada? Bamboo shoots under the fingernails, hot pokers in the genitals, waterboarding and breaking knees? From within the Rambo Conservative reality, Canada is embroiled in a tough, ugly battle against swarthy, evil hordes who want to kill us all for no reason. This nonsense does not come from a U.S. Republican presidential candidate but from our Canadian government, out-hawking even American crazies. Accepting torture is just the latest in a series of Rumsfeldian moves by Conservatives to try to earn Canada a full patch from the war on terror gang. First, we buy snazzy new American bombers with which we’ll be able to bomb people who don’t like us. (If there aren’t any now, our new hawkish policies will soon produce lots — or we can just bomb whomever our friends don’t like.) Next,

we loudly support Israel at every opportunity instead of pursuing our wimpy policy of favouring Middle East peace and negotiation. We add an Office of Religious Freedom to instruct the world’s heathen on how wonderful it is to have the religious freedom to be Christian. Domestically, we’ll allow authorities, without warrant, to sift through the personal internet musings of Canadians. If, amongst all the child pornographers we uncover seditious activity, we can throw them all in one of the new prisons we’re building. My God, in a few short years of Tory rule, Canada has changed from a peace-loving nation with an international perspective into a bunch of spying, bombing, war-onterror zealots. If some torturer phoned up CSIS with nefariously extracted information that Canada’s Parliament buildings were in danger, I would expect whoever received the call might nip over to the Hill with a few Mounties. But to announce to the world that Canada will accept torture as a source of information? Such a spectacularly un-Canadian idea could only come from within the ether of the Tories’ Dr. Strangelove reality.

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Bears are out already winter, a bear was looking for food as it continued its way down the road. It is never to early to make sure your waste is secured and safe from bruin intruders. With the mild weather we are having, bird feeders should be put away, too. Please do your part. Help keep your neighbourhood safe and keep the bears out of trouble. Philip Warburton, Port Coquitlam

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The letter writer, who took this photo of bears near blueberry bushes last year, notes at least one bear making the rounds for food this week in his PoCo neighbourhood.

That was no sulphur spill The Editor, Re. “Sulphur. Danger or no danger? Spill or no spill?” (The Tri-City News, Feb. 17). The answers to the questions presented in your headline are simply No and No. The sulphur that can be seen between the rails on the track at the particular location identified is residue from empty rail cars after they have been unloaded at PCT. The railcars have drain holes with floating plugs in the bottom of the cars designed to let out water but not product. From

time to time, these plugs can allow very minor amounts of sulphur to escape from the car and drip onto the ground. What was seen on the track is an accumulation of minor drops that have built up over a period of time. This relatively small amount of sulphur does not pose a significant nor acute environmental risk or impact. Sulphur handled at PCT is an abundant, non-metallic element found naturally in the Earth’s crust and is vital to human health and plant life. Sulphur is stable, non-reactive and

non-toxic, and is used in various industrial applications as varied as paints, paper products, steel making and pharmaceuticals. The vast majority of sulphur, however, is exported overseas to countries such as India and China, where it is used to make fertilizer products. In some agricultural applications (such as vineyards and other speciality crops), sulphur is applied directly to soil as a nutrient, improving the health and yield of plant crops. It is not regulated as a hazardous substance under federal Transportation

of Dangerous Goods Guidelines. While this is not an immediate environmental situation, there is obvious concern with the visual impact of the sulphur between the tracks. As these rail tracks are owned by CP Rail, we have been in contact with them regarding this issue and are investigating a number of options available to them to remove the sulphur. Further information can be found on our website, www.pct.ca. Ken Catton, Pacific Coast Terminals, Port Moody

Give PM businesses chance to compost The Editor, Last year, the city of Port Moody made it easy for residents to start composting. But what about businesses? Many in Newpor t Village, where I work, don’t even recycle paper, let alone dispose properly of their organic waste. Perhaps not everyone is aware that when you throw organic waste such as food in the gar-

bage, that food ends up in the landfill, which in turn gives off methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times worse than carbon dioxide. If any real impact is to be made, the city needs to bring composting to all businesses, as the waste we produce at home is miniscule in comparison to that of restaurants and other businesses. The average person composting

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Seniors at Coquitlam’s Glen Pine Pavilion may soon be able to order an alcoholic drink with their meals — and not just during special events. On Monday, council voted in favour of the city applying to the Liquor Control Licensing Branch (LCLB) for a food-primary liquor licence at the 50-plus rec centre, located behind city hall. According to a staff report, Glen Pine hosted 18 activities last year where booze was served and each event cost around $350 for a special event licence — money the city couldn’t recover because of low sales. Current membership at fiveyear-old Glen Pine stands at around 1,800. The city is expected to consult with area residents over the next few weeks on its proposal and the feedback will be included in a future report to council before the city applies to the LCLB. Other Coquitlam council news:

POIRIER TREES A portion of a busy Coquitlam street will soon be lined with beech trees in an effort to slow traffic and make it more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. On Monday, council-in-com-

mittee heard that trees will be planted along Poirier Street between Foster and Regan avenues at a cost of $16,000, plus $800 a year to maintain them. The landscaping is part of a $616,000 project to upgrade the north section of Poirier, including narrowing it to the standard 11 m width for a collector road and adding new curbs, gutters and corner bulges. Staff say the trees will not block sight lines for drivers.

mosquito treatment program for all of the Tri-Cities, when a provincial grant is available. Coquitlam’s new pesticide ban, which received three readings on Monday, allows for pesticides and herbicides to be used when human or animal health is at risk, although mosquito control uses an environmentally safe substance.

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A public hearing will be held next month on a bid to build 22 stacked townhomes on a Burquitlam site where, only two years ago, four townhouses were planned. On Monday, city council gave first reading to rezone 730 and 734 Dogwood St., at Regan Avenue, for Springbank Development (Dogwood) Corp. to build the complex. If approved, the three-storey building would be within walking distance of Burquitlam Plaza mall and the future Evergreen Line station. According to a city report released this week, the two properties, which currently have single-family houses, were rezoned to RT-2 Townhouse Residential in May 2008. The development permit was cancelled in 2010, however, and the land sold to Springbank.The public hearing is scheduled for March 26.

Mosquitos in Coquitlam will soon be dealt with by Metro Vancouver instead of Port Coquitlam. On Monday, city council voted to join the regional body’s vector control program for three years and to sever its ties with PoCo. The two municipalities had split the costs in half — each paying about $25,000 — for the nuisance mosquito control program. But in a report, Coquitlam staff said the Metro program would cost less than $21,000 and would also include more comprehensive reporting, monitoring and mapping. Other municipalities that cost-share the Metro mosquito control program are Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley Township and Surrey. For several years, PoCo has administered a West Nile Virus

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An anti-bullying day for youth! The City of Port Coquitlam is proclaiming Feb. 29 Stop Bullying Day and various activities will be co-ordinated around the municipality to shine a light on the issue of bullying. This is the fifth year the city has taken part in the national anti-bullying campaign, which started in 2007 after students in Nova Scotia rallied around a boy who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Other PoCo anti-bullying activities include:

Youth services staff are wearing pink shirts during February and will be joined by other city staff and council members on Feb. 29.

Pink “stop bullying” bracelets are available for $1 at the Hyde Away and Offside youth centres, and from the cashier area at Hyde Creek rec centre and Port Coquitlam rec complex, with proceeds helping to fund bullying awareness programming.

Resource boards are posted at the Hyde Away and Offside to help youth understand and avoid bullying

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www.portcoquitlam.ca/stopbullying features information about the 2012 events as well as links to help raise awareness and prevent bullying behaviour. For more information about the Stop Bullying Day events, visit www.pocoyouth.ca or call youth services at 604.927.7981. Information and resources are also posted at www.portcoquitlam.ca/stopbullying. Anti-bullying resources can also be found at www.pinkshirtday.ca.

Youth will gather at the Hyde Away Youth Centre between 7 and 9 a.m. for a pinkthemed breakfast and educational, thoughtprovoking activities. The crowd will be treated to a performance from slam poet and Terry Fox student Jacob Gebrewold and a local youth band called the Faceplants. In the evening, a special youth dinner will be held at the Hyde Away at 6 p.m. and at Wilson Centre at 5:30 p.m. Both dinners will feature pink desserts. Youth can attend either dinner for $2. Breathe through a straw for 60 seconds. That’s what breathing is like with cystic fibrosis. No wonder so many people with CF stop breathing in their early 30s.

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Anti-Bullying Day Bench Ball Tournament and More! Join Pinetree Community Centre on Wednesday February 29th for the second annual Anti-Bullying Day Event. This event will run from 4:30-6:00pm and is open to youth 14-18 years of age. Admission and participation in this event is FREE! Bring your friends (and your pink shirt!) and join the Pinetree Program Committee in a game of bench ball! There will be a variety of activities during the event including, a trivia game, doughnuts, slushies, and prizes!

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Why wear pink on February 29, 2012? To take a stand against homophobic and transphobic bullying www.bctf.ca A message from the Coquitlam Teachers’ Association

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What started out as an idea scribbled on a piece of paper in Ralph Pantophlet’s pocket may very well turn out to be a vaccine for HIV. All it will take is another 20 years of research. That’s fine by Pantophlet; the former Califor nia resident moved to Port Moody in August 2008 and is now an assistant professor at SFU. A bacteria scientist, he was studying HIV in the U.S. as well and wondered if there might be a bacteria out there that could do the trick. “I’ve always had an affection for bacteria,” Pantophlet admitted. He knew that HIV carries sugar molecules on its surface that help disguise the disease from our immune systems, giving it a chance to spread long before our bodies know there’s an invader. That puts HIV well ahead of the steps our body takes to try and eliminate it. Previous attempts to mimic HIV’s sugar molecules haven’t worked. “So I started thinking, what if we could g et something that seemed more foreign but partly resembled what is actually on HIV?” Pantophlet wondered. “I let that simmer in the back of my mind and when I came to SFU and started thinking about things I wanted to expand on, it was one of the little ideas on a sheet of paper I walk around with.” E v e n t u a l l y, Pantophlet’s interest was piqued by the bacterium Rhizobium radiobacter, which has sugar molecules on its surface that resemble those on the surface of HIV. Pantophlet and his colleagues — senior research assistant Kate

for clinical testing. That process would likely take 10 to 15 years, Pantophlet said. “ T h e re g u l at i o n s are pretty steep [for vaccines] compared to drugs,” he added. “We have to do everything possible to ensure that the person [injected with the vaccine in a clinical trial] will remain healthy.” T hree years into a l e n g t hy p ro c e s s, Pantophlet is as energized as ever when it comes to Rhizobium radiobacter, despite his natural tendency as a scientist to view most things with a healthy dose of skepticism. “It was and still is hugely exciting.” spayne@tricitynews.com

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The Time Capsule Tourr stops in Coquitlam tonight at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Catch master illusionist Ted Outerbridge and his wife, Marion, as they take audiences on an interactive ride of aweinspiring feats. Expect goose bumps. Tickets are $35/$10 at 604-927-6555 or www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Saturday, Feb. 25 MAILLARDVILLE SPIRIT Do you have something to say about Coquitlamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique francophone neighbourhood? If so, join the design workshop to explore how to give meaning and character to public places in Maillardville. It takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Maillard middle school (1300 Rochester Ave.; on-site daycare

OFFICIALLY OPEN Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been soaring over top Highway 1 since November but this weekend, the King Edward Overpass opens (officially) with a grand celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can take a trolley bus ride linking businesses on both sides of the highway, many of which are offering special deals. Check out the event site at 1100 Wooldridge St., where there will be a barbecue, giveaways and a photo display. Bring along a food donation for the Share Food Bank.

ballet production, Coppelia, about a young couple nearly split apart by a case of mistaken identity at a mysterious doll workshop. Coppelia a is at the Port Moody Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. Visit www.pomoarts.ca for tickets, which are $25/$20.

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Celebrate B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heritage Week at Mackin House, where there will be a heritage walk (rain or shine) through historic Maillardville starting at 1 p.m. After that, enjoy some refreshments at a special afternoon tea at 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited for the cosy tea-and-scones affair, so call 604-516-6151 to reserve a spot (for the walk as well). Price is $5 per person.

Do you have a dusty old painting in the attic? Maybe some heirloom jewelry? Or do you just want to hone your own picking skills? Check out the Port Moody Station Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Antique Appraisal event, in celebration of Heritage Week, with expert appraiser Al Bowen. The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum (2734 Murray St.). Cost is $15 for two items (cash or cheque only), and reservations are required by calling 604-939-1648 or by emailing info@portmoodymuseum.org.

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Place des Arts instructor Roger Mangas and guest Monica Pfau present works for violin and piano in the faculty concert A Celebration of Czech Music III. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Place des Arts (1200 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Get tickets and info at 604-664-1636 or www.placedesarts.ca.

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ven though we had only about a week of real winter weather, I am ready for spring. And so, I notice, are the plants as I can see their green tips emerging from the ground through the decomposing leaves that have protected them from winter frosts. Already, flower heads are forming on the Oregon grape while snowdrops have been blooming for some time. The Earth is reawakening and we are about to be enveloped by one of the loveliest seasons of the year. While only a few birds are nesting this early in the season, they will soon be followed by many more. Among the early nesters are the Anna’s hummingbirds as well as some species of raptors such as bald eagles. Most resident birds are just on the verge of shifting into their spring behaviour of finding mates and searching for appropriate nesting sites. It can be interesting to watch them at feeders now as pairs form from winter flocks. Snowfall at higher elevations has kept varied thrushes in our neighbourhoods but they will soon return to these forests to begin the nesting season. I can already hear the “fee-bee” mating song of the black-capped chickadees, although I have not yet noticed any activity at the chickadee nest boxes in our yard. February is springcleaning month for the Burke Mountain Naturalists as members devote some of their time every weekend to cleaning and monitoring about 300 bird nest boxes they have installed in several

regional parks. Only birds that use natural cavities for nesting will use a nest box. Such nest boxes are especially attractive to the so-called secondary cavity-nesting species; i.e., the birds with small beaks not well-adapted for carpentry work on decaying trees. In contrast, members of the woodpecker family, with beaks designed for wood carving, are do-it-yourselfers and usually disdain a prepared nest box. Most of the nest boxes installed by volunteers in parks

are intended for use by swallows (both tree and violet-green) or chickadees (both chestnut-backed and blackcapped). Occasionally, red-breasted nuthatches or Bewick’s wrens will use a box designed for chickadees. A few larger boxes have also been installed in some parks for the use of wood ducks and other duck species that nest in boxes. Nest boxes must be built with the specific needs of various species of birds in mind. Rough unfinished wood, preferably rot-resistant cedar,

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In contrast, chickadees need a selection of small branches not far from the nest hole where they can perch for a few minutes to double-check that no one is watching before they disappear into their box. It is important nest boxes be located where predators such as cats and raccoons cannot gain easy access. In a backyard, placing a nest box on the side of a house or tool shed is often much safer than putting it in a tree, which, unlike the wall of a building, can be climbed. Swallows, prodigious consumers of mosquitoes, sensibly prefer to nest close to their food source so placing their nest boxes near water is often essential for success. If you or your neighbour has a swimming pool, you might be able to attract swallows to nest in your yard. Chickadees, in contrast, are forest-dwellers so you will need some trees nearby to appeal to them. It’s a good idea to hang a box where it will get some morning sun and place some wood shavings inside on the bottom. Swallows will add duck feathers to line their nest. In contrast, chickadees like to do a little remodelling and, typically, will remove a few wood shavings and then bring in moss to make a final layer for their eggs. Because a chickadee nest box is often the best choice for a backyard nest box, the Burke Mountain Naturalists have placed instructions for construction on their website (www. bmn.bc.ca). It’s a good idea to install a nest box prior to the nesting season, which could start as early as March, because birds like to scout out suitable nesting sites a few weeks before actually selecting one. If you are lucky enough to attract chickadees to nest in your yard, you will be guaranteed many hours of fascinating observations. 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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BOOKS PLUS: What’s happening in libraries

Healthy brains and storytimes aplenty Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the TriCities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

COQUITLAM • The Healthy Brain and Memory Loss: On Monday, Feb. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch, Dorothy Leclair, support and education co-ordinator from the North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre will discuss: ways to reduce your risk factors for developing brain disease; how to keep your brain healthy; when to be concerned about memory loss and; what services are provided by the Alzheimer Society of BC. Registration is required for this free program; phone: 604-937-4155. • Act of Dishonour:

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, Coquitlam Public Library and Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities present Act of Dishonour, a drama from the National Film Board of Canada, on that day from 1 to- 3:30 p.m. and 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch. Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by members of the Soroptimist. The film is about Mena, a young, beautiful bride-to-be who lives in a remote village in northern Afghanistan. Respecting the deeply conservative local customs, she and her fiancé, Rahmat, have little contact yet cherish a special bond. The arrival of a film crew briefly opens a window on a new world for Mena, a foray beyond the boundaries of convention that leads her inexorably down a dangerous road. Written and directed by Nelofer

Pazira, Act of Dishonour is a compelling drama in which East and West, love and honour, modernity and custom clash with tragic consequences. Registration is required for this free program; call 604-937-4155. • Play and Learn Events at Coquitlam Centre: On the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., join librarians at Coquitlam Centre mall for storytimes, songs and crafts near the Toy Jungle, in front of London Drugs. No registration is required for these free programs, just drop-in. For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library. coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy. These storytimes take place on the first Wednesday of the month. The next storytime is on March 7 from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. • Saturday Storytime: Visit the library on the third Saturday of each month and enjoy stories fingerplays and songs that will entertain and delight kids of all ages. The next Saturday Storytime is on March 17 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604927-7999.

PORT MOODY • Ex Libris Talking Book Club: This discussion group is primarily for printdisabled or visually impaired persons, although everyone is welcome. The next meeting

will be on Friday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the ParkLane Room. The book under discussion will be Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman, the second in a delightful series of books by Gilman about senior citizen Emily Pollifax, the most unlikely of spies. • Family Fun Night: Kids ages three to six years can drop in to PMPL’s Family Fun Night craft program. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, join librarians from 6:30 to 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 pre-schooler ready for kindergarten. For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

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The creator of Hedgie and Christmas Trolls books could be coming to Coquitlam if Nestor elementary school kids can garner enough likes for author Jan Brett on Facebook.

Brett, a popular children’s author and illustrator, has mounted an international challenge, offering to visit the school or library that has the most friends or supporters that “like” her on Facebook, Nestor elementary school has so many “likes,” it is ranked in the top 10 but the C o q u i t l a m s ch o o l ’s teachers and students would like help from the community to push it to

number one. “That would be so cool to have the author visit,” said teacher Nora Boekhout. Boekhout and colleagues Lynne Nielsen and Jane Brancati got the ball rolling by getting their students t o “ l i ke ” B re t t o n Facebook, then they extended the challenge to parents and other schools. At the last count, Boekhout said, Nestor

had gar nered 11,000 votes for Brett. “We’re trying to give it the 100%,” she said. To “like” Brett and push Nestor to the No. 1 spot, visit www.janbrett. com and click on the contest icon. To cast a vote for the local school, include the school name, address and postal code: Nestor elementary school, 1266 Nestor St., Coquitlam V3E 2A4.

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• Castle Park elementary school PAC presents AbracaDAZZLE starring John Kaplan, a thrilling evening of magic suitable for ages 5 and older; show times: 4 and 7 p.m. at the school, 1144 Confederation Dr., PoCo. Advance ticket pricing: students $8, adults $10. Info & tickets: sites.google.com/site/ castleparkpac.

SUNDAY, FEB. 26 • Antique appraisal, 1-3 p.m., Port Moody Station Museum (next to Rocky Point Park). Expert appraiser Al Bowen will give you the value of your antique of choice. Cost: $15 for two items, cash or cheque only. Reservations required: call 604-939-1648 or email info@portmoodymuseum.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 5 • District #25 Tri-Cities Municipal Pension Retirees Association meeting, 11 a.m., Pasta Polo restaurant, 2754 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam. All recipients of the Municipal Pension Plan are welcome.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6 • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge

MARCH 3: HELP KIDS HELP KIDS • Gleneagle secondary school Kids Helping Kids Swap Meet to fundraise to build a school in Ecuador, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 50+ tables, concession, kids’ activities. Admission is free and kids activities are by donation; table rentals are $25 each. but donations are accepted. Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken, 604-936-2998.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 • Glamma Gramma, 7 p.m., Heritage Woods secondary school, 1300 David Ave., Port Moody; an evening of fashion and fun hosted by Coquitlam Gogos. Vive and Creekside Fashions are providing the clothes, which will be modelled by grandmothers and students. Desserts, coffee/tea, door prizes, crafts sale. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Tickets: $25. Info: Linda, 604-931-2843, Verna, 604-460-4644 or coquitlamgogos@gmail.com or greatervangogos.org. • Women’s Connection luncheon, noon, Executive

Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam, sponsored by Tri-City Christian Women’s Club (affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries). Speaker: Sherry Loewen on “Bed knobs and mop handles.” Feature: fashion show – Pauline will show new spring fashions from Jockey Person to Person. Reservations (by March 5): Marie, 604-420-2667.

SUPPORT GROUPS • Port Moody Alanon Family Group open meeting, Wednesdays, 8 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604-461-6991. • Irritable bowel syndrome support group meets monthly in PoMo to exchange information, to offer one another support, and to share experiences and coping strategies. Info: 604-875-4875 or www.badgut.org. • Al-Anon meets Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-6881716. • TOPS chapters meet weekly at numerous Tri-City locations. For information on group near

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you: Gail, 604-941-8699. • Recovery International is a self-help, peer-topeer support meeting for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. The goal is to help reduce symptoms by practising cognitive behaviour techniques. There is a group in PoCo. Info: Phyllis, 604931-5945 or www.recoverycanada.ca. • Have you experienced the death of a loved one and found yourself struggling? Gathering with others who have also experienced a loss is known to be one of the most helpful ways of coping with grief. Sharing your story is important to healthy healing. Crossroads Hospice Society is running closed grief support groups. Registration: call Castine, 604-949-2274. • Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Group meets at Crossroads Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Rd. and Heritage Mountain Blvd. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Park. Newcomers can register by calling Castine at 604949-2274. • Christian 12-step group for people with alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, 948 Como Lake Ave.,

CONSTRUCTION — COMO LAKE AVENUE BC Hydro will be doing maintenance work at 12 manhole locations along Como Lake Avenue from Barnard Substation (Gaglardi Way and Broadway Ave) to Como Lake Substation (Lougheed Hwy and Como Lake Avenue). There will be temporary lane closures along Como Lake Avenue. Please follow instructions from traffic control personnel. Construction will begin in the middle of January and be completed by the end of March 2012. We appreciate your understanding and patience while we undertake this important work. For more information contact: BC Hydro Public Consultation & Stakeholder Relations Phone: 604 623 4472

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Coquitlam. Info: 604-9396136 or www.hiscpc.org. • Coquitlam Support Group: Change, Crisis to Creativity meets Thursday evenings. Group meets twice a month to support one another through major changes, including unemployment, family crisis, death, illness, separation/divorce, empty nest, retirement, etc., and working towards positive, creative lifestyle. Info: Mara, 604-931-7070. • Mood Disorders Association of BC support group meets first and third Monday of each month, Burquitlam Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave. Info: Ian, 604-4174604 or Ed, 604-873-0103. MDA PoCo support group meets every other Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m., New

View Society at Elgin House, 205-2248 Elgin Ave., PoCo. Info: Coral, 604-944-7489. MDA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support and education for people with mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Families members and friends are welcome. • Fibromyalgia support group meets every fourth Thursday of each month at Dogwood Pavilion, 1 to 3 p.m., except December. Info: Joan, 604-944-2506. • Dogwood White Cane Club meets every Thursday from September to June, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Dogwood Pavilion. Those who are legally blind (registered with the CNIB) are welcome.

• Tri-Cities Caregiver Network gives caregivers a safe place to express and deal with their emotions and concerns. Group discussions, speakers and films are part of the program. Meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. • DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Alliance church, corner of Mariner and Spuraway, Coquitlam. Seminar sessions include “Facing my Anger,” “Facing my Loneliness,” “Depression,” “Forgiveness” and “New Relationships.” Info: 604464-6744. see page 30

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British Columbia has traditionally been synonymous with forestry and today this industry is still one of the cornerstones of our economy, especially in many rural communities which strongly value and support timber harvesting. With over two-thirds (60 million hectares) of the provincial land mass covered in forest we can count on a healthy industry for many more years. B.C. has more than 110 lumber mills, over 70 with a capacity of more than 40 million board feet per year; 27 veneer, plywood and OSB (oriented strand board) mills, eight pellet mills, 18 pulp mills (six of which are also paper mills) and over 80 other primary processing mills such as chips, shake and shingle, pole, and log manufacturers. The forestry sector has a deep pool of skilled professionals and a highly trained workforce. Altogether the industry employs well over 50,000 well paid employees, often the life-blood of small towns. B.C.’s forest sector is definitely starting to recover from the last decade’s downturn. Since 2009, over two dozen mills have announced they are re-opening or adding shifts. The importance of this industry to B.C. is demonstrated by the fact that 40% of the province’s regional economies are based on forestry activities, in more than 7,000 businesses. Coast Clear Wood serves niche markets by providing lumber products to match the specific needs of international markets. The have garnered success by focusing their efforts on marketing their products in Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, China, Korea, and India. With plans for further expansion into new markets, Coast Clear Wood continues to source high quality raw materials from Canada and other international suppliers that meet the high standards of their customers. Owner Tom Sundher is very proud to have twice won a B.C. export award for his work in India; he is considered a leader in opening the market for B.C. wood in that country. One reason for growth in the industry is the Asian market. International buyers know that B.C. is a stable supplier of high-quality wood products; we can provide timber supply security. This secure supply, coupled with the fact our spruce, pine, fir, hemlock and balsam fibre baskets are among the richest in the world makes B.C. extremely attractive.

The B.C. brand of wood products is well established globally with market-leading shares in key countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. B.C. is also looking to be the first major country that deals in softwood lumber to establish its products in the India marketplace. Working with the federal government and industry, the Province has strengthened and diversified the B.C. forest sector by increasing market demand for softwood lumber throughout Asia. The global demand for bio-products from the forest is predicted to reach $200 billion a year. Renewable fuels, plastics, and chemicals for the pharmaceutical and food industries can potentially be manufactured by running wood fibre and residues through bio-refinery. B.C. has taken steps to make it easier for the non-lumber sector to source supplies of lower quality fibre. This includes fibre supply licences to cut to use logging debris that is left behind on landings and roadsides. Taking care of this natural abundance is critical. An amazing statistic is the fact B.C. has planted more than six billion trees since reforestation programs began in the 1930’s, and is on track to plant its seven billionth tree in 2013/14. We plant an average of 200 million trees each year. B.C. produces more wood products certified to environmental standards than any other region in the world and has 53 million hectares certified to one of three internationally recognized sustainable forest management certification standards. Growth now and in the future requires a solid foundation. B.C. created the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to deal with increasing demands and pressures on the land base by taking a more integrated approach to managing B.C.’s natural resources. BC Hydro launched a two-phase Bioenergy Call for Power. Phase one has helped advance bioenergy development in Kamloops, Castlegar and Prince George, while phase two has done the same for Chetwynd, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Merritt. B.C. has also passed the Wood First Act to promote and encourage a cultural shift that will make wood the first choice for construction in the commercial and institutional sectors as well as residential. The future looks very bright for this most iconic of British Columbia industries.


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continued from page 29 • CancerConnection peer volunteers offer one-to-one information and emotional support to people living with cancer. Info: 1-888-939-3333. • The Compassionate Friends, Coquitlam Chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Como Lake United church (entrance at 1110 King Albert St., Coquitlam). The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, nondenominational, self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, grief education and hope for the future to all families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause. Info: Jane, 604-931-8026 or Sandra, coquitlam@tcfcanada.net. • Living Room, a faithbased support group for people with mood disorders, their family and friends, put on by New Life community church and Mood Disorders Association of BC, first and third Tuesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m., 8765 Government St., Burnaby. Info: Mark, 604-939-9346 or Graeme, 604-444-1228. • TRICEPS, Tri-Cities Early Psychosis Support meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Eagle Ridge Hospital (Parklane Room), PoMo.

TRICEPS is a non-profit support group providing education and support to parents, spouses and siblings whose family member has recently been diagnosed with psychosis. • Women in Mid-life Self-help Group meets first and third Wednesdays of each month, Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam. Info: Lynne, 604-937-3946. • Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre. Info: 604-936-2632. • PoCo Stroke Recovery Branch would like to welcome new members; meetings are held Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Wilson Centre, PoCo. There is opportunity for speech maintenance, meeting others that have gone through the similar situation and light exercises or bocce. Info: Deanna, 604-942-2334. • LifeRing Secular Recovery support group is being established in Coquitlam. Info: 604-3771364; lifering@shaw.ca, www.unhooked.com, www.lifering.com. • ADHD parent support group meets 7-9 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, family resource centre, Coronation Park elementary school, 135 Balmoral Dr., PoMo.

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Couple finds the perfect place to call home

A lot to love at Maynard’s Block Cozy spaces might be great for some couples, but Arseniy Tkachuk and Kseniya Stepanova are not one of them. “I can’t stand tiny apartments,” Tkachuk says. The size was the most important feature to him when they were looking for a home. They found the perfect place in Vancouver’s Maynard’s Block, built by Aquilini Development Corporation. They looked at several places before deciding to buy there. “After living in Burnaby for a few years, I came to the conclusion that living in this suburb is neither here nor there,” says Stepanova. “It doesn’t offer all the conveniences of a central location, yet it’s not a quiet getaway

either.” “We both work nearby,” adds Tkachuk. “It’s great to be able to walk ... instead of driving for half an hour. And ... I love big cities, people, traffic and busy streets if I’m not in the car.” Stepanova also loves the building itself. “I love the windows that curve along the length of the apartment, bringing in lots of light. It’s not the typical boxy layout that you see everywhere else,” she says. “Arseniy designs and sells wall beds and custom closets, so he has seen a lot of apartments ... that was another reason we chose the area. It’s inspirational and convenient for his line of work,” says Stepanova.

Taking a page out of Beatles history

Come together at South Surrey’s Abbey Road by Kerry Vital

The Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded some of their iconic albums, was originally a Georgian townhome from the 1800s. Now, Woodbridge Homes brings you your own piece of Georgian architecture, with its newest townhome development, Abbey Road. Located in the up-and-coming Morgan Heights area, it’s an unusual type of architecture in the neighbourhood. “It’s something a bit different,” says sales manager Tara Desmond. “This is something really unique for South Surrey.” The exteriors include iron gates and window boxes, so your green thumb will be put to good use. The shutters and elegant brick combine to make a home that looks truly amazing. There’s one feature at Abbey Road that is sure to get a lot of use this summer. The large patios and decks are perfect for entertaining, with an optional natural gas barbecue connection and plenty of space for groups of all sizes. With 11 different floorplans available and three different colour schemes, there is plenty of choice at Abbey Road. One of the floorplans includes the master bedroom on the main floor, which Desmond says has been highly sought after recently. The kitchen holds another popular feature, a gas range. Chefs and home cooks alike are in love with them, Desmond says. That range is just one of the stainless-steel appliances that comes standard at Abbey Road. Chic quartz countertops are complemented by classic shaker-style cabinets with crown mouldings and polished nickel hardware and under-cabinet lighting beneath the overheight upper cabinets. This lighting is a fantastic addition to the home, as it illuminates your workspaces and highlights the ceramic and glass tile backsplash. Spacious nine-foot ceilings on the main floor contribute to the airy feel inside, while the large windows maximize natural light. Wide-plank wood laminate flooring throughout the main living areas and nylon carpeting on the upper level are seamlessly integrated with the wooden baseboards featured throughout. The ensuite bathrooms include a deep soaker tub, and it’s not hard to imagine yourself sitting there with a glass of wine and a good book. The

This is something really unique for South Surrey,” says sales manager Tara Desmond.

ceramic tile surrounds are set off by the stone countertops and dual undermount sinks with polished chrome faucets and elegant vanity mirrors with solid wood frames. The secondary bathrooms also include custom vanities and the mirror, as well as oversized glazed ceramic tile flooring and polished chrome bath accessories. The official opening for sale took place on Feb. 18, but Desmond says three homes were sold before that. A further seven were sold on opening weekend. The Morgan Heights neighbourhood has seen a lot of development recently, so buyers are close to nearly everything they could ever need. The shopping possibilities are particularly impressive, with the Grandview Corners shopping centre and Wal-Mart just around the corner. Restaurants, schools and recreation are also nearby. Homes start at $364,900. For more information visit abbeyroadliving.com or call 604-542-0660.

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The bathrooms at Abbey Road, middle, are a peaceful haven at the end of a long day, with their soaker tubs and sleek undermount sinks. The kitchens are an ode to domesticity, featuring under-cabinet lighting and stainless-steel appliances, above. The sales centre, top, gives you a taste of the Georgian architecture that will be featured at Abbey Road.


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Shakhtar shakes off U10 PoCo

‘Sweet’ win for ringette Thunder Ridge Meadows-PoCo Thunder U-10 ringette team stormed through the competition at the 22nd annual Sweetheart tournament held earlier this month in Kelowna. The Thunder capped their title with a 13-10 victory in the final over the host Kelowna Ring Robbers, after having previously defeated the Fraser Valley Ring Stars 13-6, the Vernon Flames 6-1 and another Kelowna squad, the Ring Burglars, 11-4. Players on the Thunder were Megan Bisset, Ben Gagnon, Hannah Chapman, Victoria Wolgemuth, Kennedy Grone, Ashley Bakker, Kristin Bischoff, Chloe Beaupre, Kiara Cameron, Taylore Smith, Emily MacDonald and Hayle McGuire. The squad was coached by Tammy Gagnon, Colin Cameron and Greg Chapman.

Antonio Almeida scored his first of two goals on a low, leftfooted strike to provide the deciding goal late in the first half as Coquitlam Metro-Ford Shakhtar dominated the PoCo Rebels 4-0 in a boys Under-10 soccer game Saturday. Luca Antonigiovanni, Almeida ag ain and Luca Cavasin completed the goal-scoring for Shakhtar, who got strong play from centre midfielder Hamish Ogden and defender Michael Dale.

PORT MOODY Chelsea Reed and Alecia Tingling were defensive standouts but their girls U-17 Gold Port Moody Nitro fell 1-0 Sunday to Richmond.

WIDE STRIDE Kimberly Hoskins of the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Threat out-races the Pitt Meadows X-treme’s Brooke McIntyre for the ball during a recent girls U-16 Metro soccer game at Westview school field in Maple Ridge.

SFU’s Collins smart all-star Simon Fraser Clan junior guard Kristina Collins of Port Coquitlam has been named to the Great Nor thwest Athletic Conference academic all-star squad, it was announced Wednesday. A Riverside Rapids high school g rad, Collins, who is majoring in Biomedical Physiology, boasts a 3.77 grade point average.

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Coquitlam curlers Zachary Umbach and his younger brother, Nicholas, are hoping the ice transforms from white to gold for them this weekend in Vernon –– and again next month in Dawson Creek. The pair of Centennial secondary school students have a rare chance of winning back-to-back gold medals in a very short span, first at the BC Winter Games running today (Friday) through Sunday and then at the B.C. high school championships March 8-10. Winning the BC Winter Games is paramount to 16-year-old Zachary, who was introduced to curling at age 12 by a friend and has his eye on then qualifying for B.C.’s Under-18 provin-

cial squad. “The first goal [at the Games] is make it through the roundrobin,” Zachary said on the phone Thursday morning from Vernon, where his mom, Nana, drove them Wednesday so that her boys could settle in early. “Then if we get to the medal round, we have a good chance at winning gold.” Grade 11’s Zachary plays lead on the Tyler Tardi-skipped Langley rink that qualified for the Winter Games, beating out Nicholas’s team in the process. Nicholas, 14 and in Grade 9 at Centennial, was then picked up by Tardi to play fifth as a spare on his Games’ foursome, a wonderful ges-

ture being that Nicholas and Zachary play third and second respectively on the Kyle Habkirk rink with the Centaurs that last week advanced to the upcoming prep provincials in Dawson Creek. “My stomach is already very nervous but it’s a nice change from them playing against each other,” Nana said from Vernon, where she’s eager to watch her sons join forces to compete. “I am very proud of my boys for being here. “Although it would be great for their team to make it to the [medal] podium, I hope they enjoy their experience at the BC Winter Games and cherish their moments here.” While Nicholas likes the idea of claiming Games’ gold, he would just

as soon win the B.C. high school crown. “Winning the high school [title] would be really nice because my whole team is together there but winning the B.C. Games would be great, too,” Nicholas said. “Both would be best.” Meanwhile, Habkirk’s Centennial rink, which includes lead Kento Sato, beat the defending Fraser Valleychampion Clearbrook’s MEI Eagles in both the semifinals and the final to move on to Dawson Creek, where he’s confident his crew has a good shot at scooping gold. The Eagles placed fourth at last year’s prep provincials. “Given how they did last year, I’m pretty confident we’ll do well,” Habkirk told The Tri-City News earlier.

COQUITLAM METRO-FORD SOCCER PLAYERS of the WEEK ALISON SEYMOUR TREVOR GOOD e! n S...forcyoourrCeMFSO Coquitlam Metro-Ford TNT Coquitlam Metro-Ford Crusaders am Te C This past weekend, the Under 15 Metro-Ford Crusaders defeated the Langley Spartans by a 5-3 margin in a League Cup match. The Crusaders’ striker— TREVOR GOOD—scored a hat-trick to lead his team to the all-important victory. About 20 minutes into the game, Trevor scored his first goal as he beat a defender before unleashing an unstoppable left-foot shot into the Langley net. His second goal came shortly thereafter as he converted a fine cross by Conner Hayes, once again with his left foot. Midway through the second half, Trevor scored what proved to be the Crusaders’ winning goal on a well-taken penalty kick. The Crusaders’ final goal was scored by Luca Bertini, on a fine individual effort. For his amazing performance this past weekend, TREVOR GOOD has been selected as Coquitlam Metro-Ford Male Player of the Week!

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U. rugby Div. 1 unit wins big While the weather was frightful, the result was delightful. S c r u m h a l f Pe n i Koroi scored an early try and all the points his team would need as the Coquitlam-based United Rugby Club locked up Langley 17-0 in a BCRU Div. 1 men’s contest Saturday at rain-soaked Hume Park. Koroi’s try came after winger Joe Bukalase bolted down the sideline and of f-loaded him the ball, and was followed by prop Gord Alikksaar smashing his way through a would-be Langley tackler across the try line near the end of the first half. Strong tackling by centres Orisi Vukivana and Beau Yates kept Langley off the scoreboard before Steve Levis closed out the scoring with a late try. In Div. 2 men’s action, two penalty boots by Curtis Griffin weren’t enough as United let a 6-0 lead escape and fell 15-6 to Langley. Props Rob Racine and Ted Matsumoto were early standouts for United, as were captain and stand-off Rory Fralick and winger Cole Schonofer. Strong tackling by United’s Damir Maylone and Josh Collen wasn’t enough to keep Langley at bay in the second half, when the visitors stormed back with three unanswered tries.

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The following is the complete list of the Tri-Cities’ athletes, coaches and adult supervisors –– by city or village –– taking part in the Games, running today (Friday) through Sunday in Vernon. (All are athletes unless otherwise indicated in parenthesis beside their name).

Port Coquitlam Midget A1 Pirates are one win away from going to the Pacific Coast final four hockey championships in West Vancou ver. The Pirates exploded for four third-period goals on way to a 6-2 win Tuesday over the host Chilliwack Bruins. A win Saturday over Chilliwack would advance the Pirates. Game time is 8:15 p.m. at PoCo Rec Centre (Blue rink).

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CHAMPOUX, Cory Aug. 3, 1966 – Feb. 15, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden accidental passing of Cory Champoux, devoted husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Cory is survived by his wife Evelyn Koops, son’s Dustin and Jared Champoux, parents Evelyne and Harold Champoux, brothers Colin (Joann) and Bret (Annette), nieces Kaitlyn Champoux and Madyson Jack, mother and father inlaw Jeannette and Gerrit Koops, brother-in-law Rich Koops, very close friends, Christine Cairns and Werner Hahner, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Cory was born in Terrace, British Columbia but grew up in the south end of the Cowichan Valley. His love of sports began early, playing minor hockey and baseball in Mill Bay. He met the love of his life, Evelyn, in 1990 while playing for the same fastball team, the Psychos. Cory followed Evelyn’s radio career to Terrace and Peace River, eventually moving back to the island in 2000. He was employed at the Duncan Country Grocer and later at Duncan Thrifty Foods where he leaves behind many dear friends and co-workers. Cory had an amazing sense of humour and was known for his love of Monty Python, SNL, movies, books, and beer. He was an avid lover of sports including baseball, NFL and College Basketball. He was an awesome cook and would often be found in the kitchen cooking or on the patio bbqueing new recipes that he had seen on cooking shows such as his favourite Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Cory was a big kid when it came to roller coasters! On their family vacation in 2009 to Anaheim, he got to ride the best roller coaster ever! at Magic Mountain. Recently, when the family was planning a trip to Hawaii, Cory’s response was “There’s no roller coasters in Hawaii!” However, the true loves of his life were his wife Evelyn and his fantastic sons, Dustin and Jared. Cory recently became active and joined a gym and would often be seen walking around his neighborhood and to and from work. He was also closely involved with his sons’ sports, either coaching baseball or helping out with the basketball team or with many of the team’s fundraisers. A Celebration of Cory’s Life will be held Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 1pm at the Crofton Hall, 1681 Robert Rd, Crofton. Refreshments to follow at the Crofton Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Duncan Minor Baseball Association, Mid Island Mustangs Baseball Club, Duncan Junior Basketball Association or Cowichan T-Birds Basketball Club. “If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. If mountains crumbled to the sea, there would still be you and me” Online condolences can be placed at http://www.hwwallacecbc.com

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001

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EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Others Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com JAVITA COFFEE NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Drink Coffee & Earn Money! Live Presentation Sun. Feb. 26th 1-2pm Guildford Golf Course. Call: 604.789.8149

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CLASS 1 DRIVER with 5 years experience & Frontend loader experience. Shift work including evenings & weekends. Benefits included in package. Attach drivers abstract to: truckdriver1@gmail.com or fax 604-460-2066

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EDUCATION

To Surrey - Seattle pin to pin. Mon. - Fri. 8:00p.m. departure. Must hold valid Fast Pass and have 2 years experience. Please e-mail resume: ovrss@nethop.net or Fax or Call: 1.250.295.6449

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

Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

NEWSPAPERS...

Why The Tri-City News?

Preschool & Kindergarten

OBITUARIES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Working with the Tri-City News has been nothing but enjoyable! We are constantly being bombarded with advertising options from other media but have found the Tri-City News - particularly my advertising consultant, to be exceptionally helpful in guiding us on how we can best highlight and promote our business within their newspaper. We have never felt sales pressure, and have always been happy with the way our ads look. The creative team is great and has always been able to make our vision look wonderful in print! The Tri-Cities News team is professional, efficient and feels like family.

(Inside Seaview Elementary School)

OPEN HOUSE Wed. Feb. 29th, 6-8pm Accepting September Registration. For more info.

Call 604-765-4022

SUNNY GATE MONTESSORI SCHOOL Preschool & Kindergarten ✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶

Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.

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We look forward to working with them for many years to come!

Limited spaces avail. for 2012

Paula Hatton

Call us at 604-931-1549

We make it our business to help you grow your business!

Grooming Studio

604-461-DOG S (3647) 2565 Barnet Hwy. Coquitlam

604-945-DDOG (3364) 1405 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam 604 525 6397 • Fax 604 944 0703

Unit 13 • 1750 McLean Ave., Port Coquitlam

www.dapperdog.ca


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EDUCATION

EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. September 2012. GO TO YOUR NEXT JOB interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic Skills. GPRC, Fairview Campus. Heavy Equipment Certificate program - Less than one year apprenticeship opportunity. Hands-on training. Safety courses. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca.

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HELP WANTED

Carriers Needed The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area: 6187 3-55 Hawthorn Dr 9208 754-866 Alder Pl 3572-3591 Hamilton St 788-825 Inverness Pl 3500-3595 Inverness St 768-854 Patricia Ave (even) 3571-3591 St Thomas St

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DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: kkurtze@vivint.com Visit: www.vivint.ca EXPERIENCED DRILLERS, Derrickhands, Motorhands and Floorhands. Seeking full rig crews. Paying higher than industry rates and winter bonus. Send resume c/w valid tickets. Fax 780-955-2008; info@tempcodrilling.com. Phone 780-955-5537.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

SANDWICH ARTISTS St John’s St., Pt Moody ALL SHIFTS, F/T & P/T No experience necessary. Uniform and training provided. 1 free meal included daily.

SUBWAY. Call Sarbjit 778-385-9089 Please No Calls Between 11:30 -1:30PM

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

SANDWICH ARTISTS Westwood / Lougheed

6068 1-17 Parkdale Pl 1-18 Parkglen Pl 1-19 Parkwood Pl

ALL SHIFTS, F/T & P/T No experience necessary. Uniform and training provided. 1 free meal included daily.

9204 2986 Coast Meridian Rd 2994 Coast Meridian Rd 3046 Coast Meridian Rd

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8619 1064-1081 Buoy Dr 2500-2530 Cable Crt 2503-2524 Channel Crt

SUBWAY. Call Sonu 604-765-1560 Please No Calls Between 11:30 -1:30PM .

2502-2550 Dewdney Trunk Rd (even) 2513-2550 Quay Pl 1075-1077 Viewmount Dr

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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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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 CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Lifeguard/Instructor. We are seeking an experienced individual to be a Lifeguard/Instructor. Refer to: www.yellowknife.ca for the required qualifications. Submit resumes by February 29, 2012, quoting competition 602-107U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4. Fax to: (867) 669-3471. Email: hr@yellowknife.ca

8461 787-802 Banting St 743-825 Como Lake Ave(odd) 740-760 Covina Crt 790-798 Dalip Crt 741-800 Egmont Ave 738-780 Ellice Ave 800-810 Fowler Crt 808-838 Raynor St (even) 804-926 Robinson St 8221 343-385 Blue Mountian St (odd) 901-975 Edgar Ave (odd) 900-970 Stewart Ave 907-964 Walls Ave 8625 3000-3023 Alderbrook Pl 845-980 Birchbrook Pl 2999-3023 Dewdney Trunk Rd 3001-3027 Firbrook Pl 960-978 Hosmer Crt 942-950 Irvine St (even) 961-977 Judd Crt 944-952 Shiloh Crt 2985-2997 Shiloh Pl 9709 1280-1320 Durant Dr 1200-1300 Hayward Lane (even) 1296-1328 Johnson St (even) 2800-2871 McLaughlin Ave 2628-2641 McLauglin Crt 2627-2879 Walton Ave (odd) 8420 901-951 Austin Ave 506-534 Blue Mountain St (even) 922-948 Dennison Ave 500-600 Joyce St 501-530 Mentmore St 508-522 Roxham St 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

JOE’S AUTOBODY REPAIR in Prince Rupert, BC. Currently has an opening for a Collision Technician and Certified Painter. Must be a team player for this relaxed and friendly,but hard working atmosphere. Wages and moving expenses negotiable. Email resume to: joesauto@citytel.net Fax: 250627-4702. Call: 250-624-1795 SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!!

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GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

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HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.ico.ca.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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CUSTOM MANUFACTURER of security rollshutters, habitat screens & retractable awnings requires experienced installation technicians. General knowledge of construction & electrical an asset. Must be detail orientated & able to work independently. Driver’s license req’d. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume: 604-468-7656 or email: installer@talius.com

MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com.

Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

Kristy 604.488.9161 threescocatering@shaw.ca

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Graphic Designer Black Press Lower Mainland is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to fill an immediate full time opening in Maple Ridge. The successful applicant will be creative, organized and work effectively under tight deadlines, interacting with advertising clients, sales representatives and the creative team. Speed, accuracy and attention to detail is a requirement. A comprehensive working knowledge is required of CS3 on Mac OS X. If you’d like to be part of a successful team, please send a resume with a portfolio showcasing your talent to: Carly Ferguson Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 admanager@mapleridgenews.com Closing date: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 No phone calls please. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with more than 150 community, daily and urban weekly newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii.

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

All Ages, All Ethnicities

CALL 604-558-2278

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

604-468-8889 candymassage.blogspot.com/

http://www.gatewaypm.com/ CurrentOpportunities.aspx

604-460-8058 #7 - 20306

Ability to work till late or work early (6am start) a great asset.

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

Benefits available, and competitive wage Email resume and hours available to: Subway_careers@shaw.ca

Therapeutic Massage

A+

THE NEWS Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

604-942-8688 - near Safeway Sunwood Square

Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes. Visit bcclassified.com

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Opportunity for an outstanding

Check out bcclassified.com’s Real Estate section in the 600’s.

Register Now Busy Film Season

Gateway Property Management seeks a part-time Administrative Clerk for their Coquitlam office. Interested in finding out more??? Check it out at:

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!

PT Administrative Clerk Coquitlam

Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com.

MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM

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

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Hiring for all FULL TIME Shifts for Prairie Ave & Home Depot locations in POCO.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

PERSONAL SERVICES

GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

ERICA @ 604-777-2195

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Find FIND THE HOME OF YOUR s! DREAMS!

8611 3200-3228 Bosun Pl 1050-1091 Dolphin St 1060-1087 Hull Crt 3207-3223 Mariner Way (odd) 3201-3229 Pier Dr 3208-3225 Sail Pl 8453 740-834 Como Lake Ave (even) 800-831 Cornell Ave 760-828 Grover Ave 700-752 Guiltner St 763-830 Regan Ave 751-829 Smith Ave (odd) 704-748 Townley St

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Installation Technicians

8751 3226-3269 Karley Cres 1361 Shaughnessy St

9013 1140 Castle Cres

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

it's comic books, dirt bikes or video games you crave, you'll find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds!

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LEGAL SERVICES

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

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com WE’RE ON THE WEB

*Drain Tile *Site Services *Landscaping & *Snow Removal Call for Estimate 604-607-5812.

PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919. Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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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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CLEANING SERVICES

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

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

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD - Est. 1989 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

Home Renovations and New Construction

Professional Installation

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

Cleaning & Repairing

Ph: 604-942-4383

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LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING

Call Tim 604-612-5388

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

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COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

GARDENING

DRNEWEARTH.COM

HUGH’S DRYWALL The clean professional way. Taping / Textured ceilings 463-5413

Call: (604)460-8776

ELECTRICAL

Completehomerenovations@gmail.com

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MISC SERVICES

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

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Meadows Landscape Supply

HANDYPERSONS

604-465-1311

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...

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

CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

Local & Long Distance

EAGLE TILE 101 - 19070 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows .Jim’s Moving Winter Service

LAWNS PLUS

Landscape Maintenance

✶ Electrical Contrator

D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured Residential~Strata~Commercial

(604)671-2746 Free Estimates

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

$45/Hr

NORTH Creek Projects Bathroom specialists complete bathroom renos or just tub or shower replacement 13 yrs exp call 6046716134

RENO & REPAIR

MAKING YOUR RENOVATION DREAMS COME TRUE... Kitchens • Bathrooms New Additions • Flooring Painting • Decks Windows / Doors Stonework • Siding & More

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

604-537-4140

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers

From $48/per

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

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

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HOME REPAIRS

604-524-2177

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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

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.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

2 HUNGRY PAINTERS Int./Ext. + POWER WASHING. Man & Wife with combined Exp. of 75+ Years. 604-467-2532

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

EXTRA

CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

LANDSCAPING

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

Running this ad for 8yrs

(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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

PAINT SPECIAL

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

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

778-233-4949

ANDY’S LANDSCAPE. Majored, 20yr exp. www.andyslandscape.ca 778-895-6202

DRNEWEARTH.COM

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A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

INTERIOR / Exterior Repaints & New Construction Ceiling Painting/Drywall Repair

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bcclassified.com

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

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

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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.

Call 604-802-6722

Greg 604-818-0165

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

ABC HANDYMAN. Reno, Framing, Carpentry, D-Wall, Electric, Plumbing. Refs. Call Kevin 604-308-0064.

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

Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs.

Over 20 year experience COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

(#102055) Bonded

✶ Residential / Commercial ✶ Advanced lighting control (iPhone, iPad integration)

• Free Estimates • Free Kitchen designs • A+ Rating

Free Estimates, Pick-up & Delivery

Ph: 604-469-2331

PLUMBING

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

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

Ceiling Restoration: taping & boarding respray, repaint, trowel over, 30 yrs exp. Del 604-505-3826

Sekora Electric LTD. Specializing in residential Renos And servce panel upgrades. Free est. 604-657-9776 EC. Lic# 88601

M.T. GUTTERS

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

*BOARDING, *TAPING, *Painting, *Renovations. Big & Small Jobs. QUALITY WORK! Free Estimates. Roman 778-355-0352 or 726-4132.

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

www.proaccpainting.com

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

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500

www.stonebridgeom.com

Spic n’ Span Cleaning Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Prompt Delivery Available

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Visit our website:

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Seven Days a Week

DEMOSSING. Gutter Cleaning. Repairs. Roofing. Power Washing, painting, cedar ridgecap. Jeff’’s House Ext. 604-802-6310

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

FENCING

778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes

GARDENING

1-A1 BRAR CEDAR FENCING, chain link & landscaping. Block retaining wall. Reasonable rates. Harry 604-719-1212, 604-306-1714

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES APPLIANCE REPAIRS

281

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Dean 604-834-3076

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

EXCAVATOR & SKID STEER FOR HIRE Specializing in:

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263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CONCRETE & PLACING

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500

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

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Craig 604 - 240 - 7594

Call: (604)460-8776 GREAT ESCAPES Landscaping Strata’s, Complexes, Commercial property grounds maintenance. (604)841-8300

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

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372

SUNDECKS

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

NICK’S Landscaping SPRING YARD MAINT. *Retaining Walls *Interlocking *Fencing *Drainage *Decking *New Lawns *Hedges 17 Years exp. - Work Guaranteed Cel:604-836-6519, 778-285-6510

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com


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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Tri-City News Friday, February 24, 2012, A51 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

548

COQ CTR area lrg 2 Bdr 12th flr hi-rise,2full baths, inste w/d, gym & sauna in bldng, ns/np, $1250.

Hyland Manor

560

Call 604-464-7548

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

MISC. FOR SALE

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

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

BURNABY & COQUITLAM

Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200 If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bthrm- 996 sf. Cls to shopping, Douglas College & amen. March 1. N/s, N/p. $1350/mo. Call 604-941-3259

Coquitlam Centre Area

Avail March 1, n/s, bright, spacious corner. Luxury 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl’s, F/P, ground level, priv fncd patio/yard. Located in prestigious Silver Springs complex. Whistler style clubhouse, 2 sec parking + storage Cat OK. $1375. + hydro

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $1,200. 778241-5504. Langley Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442/604-854-1978 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Donna 604.202.8485

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

Coquitlam Centre Co-op 2 & 3 bdrm apartments avail. $790 & $913/month No subsidy avail. Centrally located, close to transit & schools.

Chihuahua pups, tiny, 2 males, 1 long & 1 short, vet check, deworm, 1st shots, $650. (604)799-1919

Email: sandy@terramanagement.ca or phone

GOLDEN Ret pups pb family and farm raised. 1st shots health check, dewormed. Parents to view. $550 M, $650 FM. 604-513-8515

604-945-5864 COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755.

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.

COQUITLAM, low rise concrete bldg, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, undg sec. prk, gas F/P, balcony, $1150. Avail. immed. Call (778) 889-3731.

GOLDEN Retriever pups. Ready to go. Vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed. Family raised. $600. 778-808-5459.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

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

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518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure- 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170

627

HOMES WANTED

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

651

COQUITLAM/ POCO/PT. MOODY

COQUITLAM - Open House 214 Allard St. Sunday Feb 26th Noon - 4pm. 6 Bdrms, 4 baths, & legal suite. $698,800 See propertyguys.com #124777

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

515-525 Foster Avenue 2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed.

TOWNHOMES 3 Bedroom townhouse available immediately (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed. 3 Bedroom townhouse available now (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.

Contact: Costina 778-847-3153

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

696

OTHER AREAS COQUITLAM

LAND OF ORCHARDS, Vineyards & Tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring Business! Free Brochure Website: www.kingsrda.ca Email: mmacdonald@kingsrda.ca Toll - free: 1-888-865-4647 NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION

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

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

HOMES FOR RENT

✷✷✷ REDUCED ✷✷✷ PORT COQUITLAM - House 1328 Windsor Ave. Large 5 BR 3 Bath; 2450 sf; laundry; garage Fenced yard & deck; $2300 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

COMMERCIAL SPACE; Office or Retail, 1700 sq.ft., central Coquitlam, good access front and rear. All inquiries to Peter, 604-861-9428 or email: petergain2011@gmail.com

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

COQUITLAM. Rm in new hse for female,suitable for student, furn, $450/ $650 incl. food.604-944-0407

750

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM, Lansdown, 1 bdrm + den, walk in, 1100 sf, patio, NS/NP, avail. now. $900. Ph. 604-338-5473 POCO, N.Side 2 bdrm, bright, 1100 sf grnd lvl, sep entry, 4 appls, $990 incl util. N/S. Mar 1. (604)945-7444 PORT COQ. 3431 Sefton St. 2 Bd ste in new home. $950 incl utils/cbl. Avail now. NP/NS (604)721-9050

604-463-7450 604-463-2236

PORT COQUITLAM, 1 bdrm, newly reo’d, self cont., priv. ent., St prk, avail now. $700/mth. 604-941-8098

12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. suite, grnd. lvl., lge. kit., N/P N/S. Sep. entry. Avail March 1st. $780 mo. incl. utils.,cable & int. 604-323-3580

PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bdrms Available 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.

Call 604-941-9051 PORT COQ dwtn. BRAND NEW, LUXURY 1 bdrm apt, sec prkg, May 1st. $1200 lease. Nr W.C. Express. (604)278-7100, bynow@ymail.com PORT COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm & den suite $875 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 COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $765 Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034. PORT COQUITLAM

CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms

PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 1 & 2 BDRM APTS AVAIL. - Lrg, bright, incl heat, h/water, f/s, priv balc, window coverings. - Laundry & storage on ea floor. - Plenty of pkng avail. No Pets. - Wheelchair accessible

2232 McAllister Ave

(604)941-7721

PORT MOODY, Lrg 1 bdrm + den bsmt suite (1000 sq.ft.) w/sep ent, W/D, strge, prking, new flrs + paint. Near school, park, trails & shops. $950 + utls. NS/NP. Contact 604307-6242, grant66@shaw.ca WW Plateau, 1 bdrm and den, private - entrance, laundry and security, 10 mins walk to Douglas College, $950/mo incl utilities, call 604.552.4228. Suit professional.

751

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.

TOWNHOUSES

818

TRANSPORTATION

Call 604-724-6967

810

AUTO FINANCING

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

736

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $3500/obo. Ph 604-931-1236 2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $22,500: 9000kms. (778) 895-7570

Coquitlam Central. 2500s/f. 3 bdrm up 2 bdrm dwn. Nr. schls. N/S. N/P. Mar.1. $2000. 604-395-6397.

830

LARKIN Ave, PoCo, near Coq ctr 2500 sq.ft. 5 bdrm 5 appl, cls schl, n/p, n/s, Mar. $1850 (604)728-2882 PORT COQUITLAM - suite 743 Prairie Ave; Reno’d 3 BR 1 Bath; 1050 sf; $1000 NOW Peak Property Mgmt 604-931-8666

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

The Scrapper

MOTORCYCLES

2008 HONDA 150 CRF Dirt Bike Less than 20 hours operating time. LIKE NEW. No scratches. $2000. Call 604-845-1895. SPEND YOUR HOURS working on ATV’s, Snowmobiles, and Watercraft. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Learn to repair small engines, recreational vehicles. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Hands-on training - street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Challenge 1st year Apprenticeship exam. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2006 YAMAHA APEX 1000, 4stroke, MLX Mtn. 163” x 2¼” track, reverse, comes with service manual. 1024 mi. Cheapest Apex/4stroke in Canada! $5900 firm. Chilliwack (604)799-8533

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7700 firm. Call 604-538-4883

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext cab, auto, green, 135K, $8800 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 2005 FORD Ranger XLT ext cab, 4X4, 5 spd, 219,000kms, 2nd owner. Pristine cond $6500 (604)341-1445

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS 1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230

2003 Salem Light: Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras $10,500: (604)463-9428

2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of VIOLETTA LETH also known as VIOLET LETH formerly of #114, 2250 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3C 1Z5, Deceased, who died on January 3, 2012, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at the address shown below, on or before the 2nd day of April, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. ROYAL TRUST CORPORATION OF CANADA

Camera rear vision, dual pane windows, elec. Awning, A/C, 2000 watt inverter, $5000 in savings! $94,483 (Stk.31063A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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

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

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

2005 POLARIS Sportsman ATV, 700 twin, EFI, mossy oak camel, warn winch, front & rear bumpers, Easy-Off windshield, exc. cond. 1538km. $5500 firm. Chilliwack 1 (604)799-8533

2009 Montana 3400RL

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

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

2011 NISSAN VERSA - 5 dr hatchback, auto, 20K. Loaded. Asking $9800/obo. 778-895-7570

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

CARS - DOMESTIC

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

PORT COQUITLAM 1/2 duplex, 2 bdrm., cov parking, garden, on bus route. W/D. N/S, N/P. April. 1. Refs req’d. $850/mo. Prefer quiet couple. 604-942-6565

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

1987 CHEVROLET Celebrity Clean, 166,600 kms, $800. obo Call 604-619-8596

MAPLE RIDGE. Brookside Garden. Reno’d attractive 3 bdrm. N/S. Immed or Mar.1. Call 778-835-0748 PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

845

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in February, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

SUITES, UPPER

Call 604-837-4589 It’s a New Year! Start it Right in The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager

AUTO FINANCING

PORT Coquitlam. SxS upper 3 bd, 2 bth, appl, s/deck, view, nr amens, recent renos. $1150. 604-941-4166

752

PORT MOODY

810

TRANSPORTATION

INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now, or we can deliver to you. www.DriveHomeNow.com. 877-758-7311 or 250-7515205.

PORT COQUITLAM, Northside. Clean quiet 2 bdrm suite, priv entry & pkng, patio, newer paint, carpet & lino, nr all amens, n/p, n/s. ref’s, March 1. $950/mo incl hydro. 604537-2131

COQUITLAM 2 bdrm T/H, 1.5 baths garage, lots of storage, patio, priv setting, walk to ament. Sm pet ok. 1yr lease. $1450/mo. 604-459-8913

www.aptrentals.net

TRANSPORTATION

McALLISTER APARTMENTS

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

715

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

736

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.

746

COQUITLAM

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes

RENTALS

Dragan 778-788-1845

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.

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.

BENGAL CAT beautiful 3.5 y/o M, neutered, fully vaccinated, indoor, very friendly, must find good home no cats no kids $250 604-820-1603

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.

With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS

PETS

751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam

For more info & viewing call

BURNABY

PETS

Dragan 778-788-1845

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

Free Estimates * Fully Insured

PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, black, ready. $700. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.

2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody

For more info & viewing call

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist

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

St. John’s Apartments

PoCo 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex with 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms. Avail Now. N/S. $1100/mo.

626

LOVE ANIMALS? - Love your Career! Animal Health Technology diploma program. GPRC Fairview Campus. On-campus working farm. On-site large and companion animals. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

Coquitlam/Port Moody

MATTRESSES staring at $99

Your Tree Service For Honest Prices & Quality Work

LAB cross puppies, vet checked, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.

APARTMENT/CONDO

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.

REAL ESTATE

477

706

P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 2 & 3 bdrms, 5 appli’s, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1250

559

604-942-6907

#1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

Professional Property Management Services

RENTALS

DINING ROOM, formal, exc. cond. incl. buffett & hutch, table with leaf, 4 chairs + 2 captains chairs. Best offer. (604)942-7061

NEW SCOOTER, Shoprider, paid $3600 sacrifice for $1195. Please Call (604)524-1541.

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

FURNITURE

Queen Pillow Top Mattress & Box • 720 Coil 2.5’’ Pillowtop • Brand New • 10 yr. warranty • Your Price $490 604.807.5864 The Mattress Guy

Tree Service

706

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

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

PAUL BUNYAN

RENTALS

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

Executor c/o ANDERSON & THOMPSON Barristers & Solicitors 22311 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2Z2 Attn: Laurence W. Anderson Warehouseman’s Lien Act By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Shelter Island Marina, Consolidated Civil Enforcement BC Inc., will dispose of goods, namely: 30’ Boat - , debtor “ James King” to recover $8,556.32 plus accruing storage and any / all other expenses related. This unit will be made available for sale after February 29, 2012.


A52 Friday, February 24, 2012, Tri-City News

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CARS

2010 FORD FUSION SEL

2004 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2012 FORD FOCUS TITANIUM 2007 FORD FOCUS HATCHBACK SES

2dr. coupe, 5spd., must see car, great price. #11ES4333A

5,999

23,998

$

$

96

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Rare car, last one! #PC5724

196

$

8,888 Or $32

$

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2007 FORD FOCUS SE

2004 AUDI QUATTRO 4DR AWD, leather, moonroof, mint car. #PC5738

7,995 Or $59

$

$

1996 FORD RANGER S/CAB 4X4 Manager’s Special. #12ES3207A

4,999

$

Nice truck, great price! #MLT437

34,998

$

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2011 FORD F350 LARIAT

Crew Cab, KING RANCH, MINT CONDITION. #12F30394A

55,555

$

39,995 Or $162

2010 FORD EDGE LIMITED

AWD, leather, moonroof, chrome wheels. #PFT1866

33,988 Or $138

$

2005 DODGE RAM 1500

12,998

$

Weekly 72 months

Weekly 48 months

2006 FORD MUSTANG CONVT. GT 5 spd, must see. #12ES1417A

18,995 Or $111

$

1998 FORD WINDSTAR

1998

$

Or

120

$

metromotors.com /mymetroford

Weekly 96 months

4x4, leather, moonroof, nice truck. #PT4704

26,988 Or $110

$

THE ALL NEW

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

/mymetroford

15,995

$

Or

107

$

Or

79

$

4x4, FX4 Pkg, leather, must see. #12EX2706A

36,995

Or

164

$

FX4, leather, loaded, must see. #11RA2827A

26,999

$

Or

110

$

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$

2005 DODGE DAKOTA SUPERCAB 4x4, SLT, a must see truck! #12ES9786A

14,995

$

Or

$

169

28,998

$

Or

120

$

Weekly 96 months

2005 FORD E350 CUBE VAN 16 foot, DIESEL!. #PFT1881

15,998

2004 HYUNDAI SANTE FE GLS 4x4, leather, nice truck, great price. #11FN7033A

9,988

$

Weekly 96 months

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

Nice truck, great price. #11ES7279A

18,995 Or $95

4x4, leather, moonroof, low kms. #12EX6138A

18,995

$

Weekly 72 months

4x4, Lariat diesel, loaded, nice truck. #11F10342A

19,988

$

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$

2011 FORD FLEX AWD LTD. 2004 FORD F350 CREW CAB Fully loaded, panoramic roof, seats 7, #PFT1903

19,998 Or $98

$

2007 HONDA CRV 4X4 $

Weekly 48 months

2008 MAZDA MX5

Weekly 84 months

4x4, Lariat Ecoboost, great price. #PFT1908

42,998

86

$

Or

Convertible, nice car, great on gas. #11F1222B

Weekly 96 months

2010 FORD F150 CREWCAB $

4 dr, great car, great price! #PLC2271A

11,888

$

Weekly 48 months

2010 FORD TAURUS SEL

18,998

Weekly 48 months

2007 MAZDA 3

Reverse sensing, nice car, great price. #PC5742

$

86

$

Or

Or

95

$

Weekly 72 months

2008 FORD F150 CREWCAB 4x4, FX4, leather, moonroof. #MLT433

26,998

$

Or

127

$

Weekly 72 months

Does Your School or Charity Want to Earn

4x4, moonroof, leather. #PFT1906

29,988

11,995

2010 FORD F150 SUPERCAB 2011 FORD F150 CREWCAB

2011 FORD ESCAPE LTD. 2010 FORD ESCAPE XLT 2010 FORD ESCAPE LTD. $

4 Dr, nice car, great price #12ES1573A

$

Weekly 48 months

Moonroof, 5 spd, nice car. #11F17725A

Weekly 60 months

7 passenger, power group, nice van #11ES7311A

Weekly 96 months

Long box, low kms,nice truck, #12F10493A

59

$

Or

Weekly 84 months

Weekly 96 months

4x4, moonroof, chrome wheels. #PFT1876

27,988

$

Or

115

$

Weekly 96 months

through FORD’s “Drive 1” initiative? Paul CALL US NOW! Phone

Arychuk

Email

604-617-4721 drive1@metromotors.com

* Prices do not include taxes & licensing

2 BLOCKS EAST

COQ. CENTRE

METRO FORD

LOUGHEED HWY

604-464-0271

N

PITT RIVER

18,995 Or 95

Weekly 96 months

7,999

$

Weekly 72 months

V6, auto, AC, great price. #12F04630A

12,988 Or $92

$

Weekly 84 months

AWD, navigation special. #PFT1910

$

4x4, V6, nice truck, great price. #12FL0404B

$

150

$

2011 FORD EDGE LTD.

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT $

Or

88

$

Great price, #11ES5804A

15,998 Or $96

$

Weekly 48 months

2010 F150 CREWCAB LARIAT

2006 FORD F150 CREWCAB 4x4, XLT, great truck, great price. #MLT326

Nice car, great price. #PFT1897A

Or

46

$

Or

2007 MAZDA GS

2007 CHEVROLET AVEO LS

2007 FORD MUSTANG CONVT. 2007 HONDA ACCORD SE

Weekly 48 months

2006 TOYOTA COROLLA CE

13,988

TRUCKS

AC, power group, must see. #PLC2323

11,988 Or $87

$

Weekly 48 months

16,995

$

9,988

$

SHAUGHNESSY

$ 7,888 , Or 58

$

AWD, loaded, nice car, great price. #PFC1754

Weekly 60 months

2007 FORD FUSION SEL

Auto, AC, great car! #11ES4005A

2008 FORD TAURUS SEL

4 dr, auto, A/C, great car, great price. #11FN6446B

Weekly 96 months

COQ. RIVER

Or

19,988 Or $83

$

Weekly 48 months

2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT

49,999

$

9,998 Or $75

$

Weekly 96 months

COBALT 2012 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 2008LTCHEVROLET Pkg, great price, #12ES1412A

Auto, A/C, mags, nice car, must see. #MLC125

Auto, nice car, great price. #PC5730

Pearl white, loaded, BIG SAVINGS. #PFC1751

2505 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY


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NEW 2012 CHEVY

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#24602A

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2011

Clearance

Our dealer has instructed us to sell all 2011 models with no regard for proÀt or loss

2011 CHEVY SILVERADO CREW CAB

NEW Auto, V8, Air, OnStar, CD $

21,995 200

+

NEW TRUCKS TO CLEAR #18049A

L O W $ $ $ $ 17,995 16,995 29,995 25,995 E S 2008 FORD F150 XLT 08 FORD 2008 DODGE 2008 PONTIAC G6 2008 HONDA CIVIC S/CREW EDGE HYBRID NITRO T P R $ $ $ $ $ 13,995 I 9,995 12,995 16,995 15,995 10 CHRYSLER 300 10 08 CHEVY UPLANDER 10 VW JETTA 08 CHEVY IMPALA C PRE-APPROVAL TOURING R NG RING G NO PAYMENTS E FOR UP TO S BIG HOTLINE BIG 6 MONTHS A eagleridgegmc.com BIG $ $ $ $ O.A.C 9,995 15,995 15,995 9,995 N 07 MAZDA CX7 07 SPRINTER 3500 07 DODGE 04 BUICK CENTURY 04 PONTIAC 04 PONTIAC 07 CADILLAC 01 DODGE RAM Y LOW SUNFIRE AWD CARAVAN GRAND PRIX GT ESCALADE 2500 14 W KMS H E R $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 16,988 26,995 8,995 6,995 3,888 4,995 32,995 7,995 E NEW VEHICLE “We Want to Earn Your Business” Business” 1-888-379-1565 2011 CHEVY MALIBU LT PLATINUM

11 CADILLAC CTS

2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT TURBO

Auto, A/C, CD, mags, leather

Auto, A/C, power group

#3951

#3957

11 BUICK LUCERNE CXL

Auto, 6 cyl., leather, loaded, sunroof, alloys

Auto, V6, loaded, leather, sunroof, mags. #3954

#3943

Auto, air, loaded, CD #8112

4WD, auto, V8, loaded, mags

Auto, air, loaded, CD

#3014

#3139

Auto, V6, air, loaded

Auto, air, fully loaded.

Auto, air, fully loaded

#3553

#3741

Auto, air, loaded

#3801

Auto, V6, air, loaded

#3724

#8132

SELECTION

SELECTION

SELECTION

Auto, V6, air, loaded. #36669

Luxury car #3901

Ultimate Luxury #1720

TO CLEAR

Fully Loaded

#1585

Auto, V6, loaded, mags.

Luxury SUV, loaded.

Extended Cab.

#0029

#3339

#3557

#3670

#3778

We will beat any competitor pricing on same equipped new vehicle or similar equipped used vehicle, mileage or history.

eagleridgegm.com

HOTLINE

LTD. USED VEHICLE

2595 Barnet Highway

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

HOTLINE

1-888-812-2511

DL #8214. All prices are net of programs. Prices & payments plus tax & levies & administrative fee of $595. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Financing on approved credit. ‘12 Chevy Cruze TP $18,098, 4.29% APR for 72 mo, ’12 Sonic TP $17,030, 4.29% APR for 72 mo with $499 down. ‘12 Chevy Orlando TP $27,395, 3.99% APR for 72 months with $1,499 down, ‘12 Chevy Equinox TP $32,666, 2.75% APR for 72 months with $1,399

Friday, February 24, 2012 Tri-City News  

Complete February 24, 2012 issue of The Tri-City News newspaper as it appeared in print

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