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Share looks for help to feed need at Xmas By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Helping the less fortunate during the Christmas holidays takes heart and compassion. It also takes planning. Consider these numbers provided by Share Family and Community Services, the community service agency that runs the Tri-

Cities’ food banks: It needs 60,000 food items for holiday hampers and hundreds of toys for 1,900 children from birth to age 17. This isn’t some estimate but a realistic figure based on last year’s numbers and current registrations, which are already up from last year. Share expects 1,928 families to register for hampers, which will be distributed Dec. 17 and 18, and the rush is on to get enough food by the time hampers are packed starting Dec. 12.

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That’s less than two weeks away but Share isn’t backing away from the responsibility and Heather Scott is confident the community will come through in time. see CHRISTMAS ‘SEEMS SEEMS EARLY EARLY’,, page A20

Doug Tannahill, Jennifer Han and Loni Farnworth of Coquitlam Centre help at Share Family and Community Services’ wrapping booth at the mall.

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Did man attack before? Coquitlam woman says a man lunged at her while she cycled By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

ardous materials],” he said. “Just to give them this truck would be a huge benefit. Instead of working with a school bus, they will have a good fire truck.” DeBoer knows how limited resources are for emergency personnel in the developing world. Last year, as part of a Firefighters Without Borders initiative, he travelled to El Salvador to work with and train rescue workers. He and his colleagues taught local firefighters how to set up rapid intervention teams, which are used to rescue firefighters in case they get into trouble on a call. In March, deBoer will be going to Peru to conduct some of the same lessons he gave in El Salvador.

A Coquitlam woman says she escaped an attack similar to the one near Hoy Creek last week that she read about in Wednesday’s Tri-City News. “It was right in that area and the description was just so similar,” the 31-year-old woman said upon reading of last week’s attack. “It just seemed too coincidental.” Asking to remain anonymous, she told The News that in June, she was riding her bike near Lafarge Lake when she came upon a fork in the trail. Like the victim of the Nov. 22 attack, she was with her dog on a well-used trail. “I was coming down a little hill and there’s a park bench right by the water and there was a man standing there and it just A SUSPECT felt weird, you know? He was watching me and smoking a cigarette and as my bike came closer, he said hello to me but it just felt really weird,” she said. “So I sort of veered my bike to keep it on the trail but as far away from him as I could. At that point, he couldn’t see my dog but in one motion he threw his cigarette behind him and just lunged towards me and went into a full sprint in the tackle position.” Just as the man caught up to her, her German shepherd-cross bounded from the bush, hackles raised and teeth bared at the man, who stumbled back and ran the other way, she said. “I didn’t have anything on me that you’d think might instigate a robbery. I didn’t have a purse or backpack or anything like that,” she said.

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Rod deBoer of Port Moody Fire Department shows a truck that’s beyond its work life for PMFD but will be donated to a fire department in Lima, Peru whose volunteer firefighters have been using a converted school bus (below). DeBoer will be going to Peru next year with Firefighters Without Borders.

From Port Moody to Peru It’s too old for PoMo but the rescue truck will find a new life helping save lives in Peru By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Firefighters in Peru who have been using a converted school bus to respond to emergency calls will be getting a vehicle upgrade this Christmas courtesy of Port Moody Fire Department. A decommissioned rescue-style fire truck, used for transporting equipment and personnel, will be shipped to the South American country later this month as part of an initiative launched by Firefighters

Without Borders. Rod deBoer, a PoMo firefighter, said the equipment, which is going to Lima, will go a long way toward helping the developing country’s fire and rescue service. “Right now, they are using an old school bus for rescue purposes and HAZMAT [haz-


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Coq. housing for moms, kids to begin soon By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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More than a hundred people crammed Coquitlam council chambers on Monday for a public hearing on the homeless shelter planned for a city lot at 3030 Gordon Ave. Now, with the project approved by council, the city has plenty of work to do to get the shelter built.

Work to do on shelter First, the city must get provincial funding, then it has to find an operator for planned homeless shelter on Gordon Avenue By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

One hurdle has been overcome but many more are ahead before a homeless shelter will be built at 3030 Gordon Ave. in Coquitlam. City council may have approved rezoning to allow a 30-bed shelter and 30 units of transitional housing on the property but provincial funding still has to be approved, the building designed and an operator found before construction can begin on the project. But the chair of the T ri-Cities Homelessness Task Group believes Tuesday’s vote, in which eight of nine councillors approved the rezoning following a five-hour public hearing — and council’s willingness to lease the land for 60 SANDY BURPEE years for $1 — will be looked on favourably by the province, which has yet to sign a memorandum of agreement for the project. “The city has stepped up to the plate and definitely taken their lumps big time, and that should mean something to the province,” Sandy Burpee said. Burpee said he hopes to work with city staff to figure out the next steps for the shelter project, which would be staffed around the clock and would provide support for homeless people and individuals wishing to get out of the cycle of homelessness. “Ever since the homeless task group got started on addressing homelessness in Tri-Cities, it’s been one hurdle after another but you have to see what has been accomplished,” said Burpee, referring to a cold/wet weather mat program currently rotating among five Tri-City churches as well as the shelter initiative. According to BC Housing, the Coquitlam shelter and housing project is a high priority and will be considered in its 2011/’12 budget. If all goes well, council could start looking for an announcement after the mid-February budget or possibly later if the BC Liberal leadership race delays the spring budget. Although it’s been discussed for two years, the shelter and

‘Village’ video in semis Supporters of a Tri-City initiative that would see homeless people temporarily housed in purpose-built modular shipping containers have begun voting for the submission in the next phase of the Aviva Community Fund contest. Out of 2,200 submissions, “Container Village” was one of 30 picked to continue on to the semi-finals, where proponents hope to receive enough online votes to make it to the finals. If the initiative is selected in the final judging round, the group could be eligible to win between $100,000 and $500,000, money that would be used to operate the temporary shelter until a permanent facility is built in the Tri-Cities. “We have been working very hard,” said Robert Clogg, one of the people behind the container village submission. “We are hopeful that we can get across the finish line and be heard.” Until Dec. 15, Clogg encourages people to go to the Aviva website and vote for the Container Village submission. Those who register at the site are eligible to vote up to 10 times (but only once per day) over the course of the two-week period. In order to vote for the Container Village submission, which is the only entry from the Tri-Cities, go to www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf7495. The Aviva Community Fund launched last year and puts up $1 million for community initiatives across Canada. Finalists are selected through online voting however those entries that make it into the final 10 will be selected by a panel of judges. gmckenna@tricitynews.com transition housing project is behind several Lower Mainland projects recently approved by BC Housing, including projects in Kelowna, Maple Ridge and Surrey, as well as several in Vancouver. Funding has been approved for Como Lake Gardens, 30 units of affordable housing for low-income single mothers at 528 Como Lake Ave in Coquitlam. The city donated land for that project, as well (see story, this page). dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

Construction is set to begin on a 30-unit housing project that will provide stability and security for low-income single moms and their children. YWCA has confirmed ground will be broken in the next few weeks for Como Lake Gardens at 528 Como Lake Ave. in Coquitlam, and mothers and their families could be moving into the four-storey, 31,000 sq. ft. project by this time next year. “We’re just crossing all the t’s and dotting the i’s,” said Arthur Mills, YWCA’s director of housing services. The project has been in the works for a few years and construction was to have started last year after Coquitlam offered the women’s service organization a 60-year-lease for the land for $1. It was held up until $7.1 million in funding was approved recently by BC Housing. The city granted a development permit this summer. Mills said Como Lake Gardens will fill an important gap in the social housing continuum because rent will be incomebased, with moms contributing 30% of their income towards the rent, which he said will provide some peace of mind given Metro Vancouver’s high-cost housing market. The key is that moms will have a chance to improve their lives. “Ultimately, that’s what we want, we want somebody to come in, catch their breath, maybe take a look at their education, then their income increases, and then it’s time to move out, and then we can get somebody in there, and repeat that cycle,” said Mills, noting the YWCA has had success with two similar housing projects in Langley and Vancouver and is developing another in Surrey. Applicants will be sought this spring, with a scheduled move-in date next winter, for the eight three-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom units; Mills said the application process will include interviews and reference checks. He said YWCA is looking for women who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness but are looking to work and further their education. He cited one instance where a renter pursued an education in social work and earned enough money to move out. see SENSE OF COMMUNITY, COMMUNITY, page A4

An illustration of the $9.3-million Como Lake Gardens, construction on which is set to begin in the next few weeks. The city of Coquitlam is leasing the property for $1 for 60 years; YWCA is contributing $1 million while B.C. Housing is pitching in $7.1 million to the project.


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Extension offers breathing room By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Ottawa’s announcement Thursday that it will extend the deadline for completion of infrastructure stimulus projects was welcome news for civic officials in the Tri-Cities. Previously, municipalities taking advantage of the infrastructure stimulus fund had until March 31, 2011 to complete projects in order to qualify for funding from the federal government. But after a report from the Parliamentary Budget Office said one in four projects were behind schedule, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the deadline would be extended to Oct. 31, 2011. The extension will give local cities, which have seen record-breaking amounts of road construction as a result of the fund, some much-needed time to complete their work. “It gives us some breathing room,� said Mark Saborniak, an engineer with the city of Coquitlam. “We were

working toward the March 31 deadline... but this will give us a bit more time.� An unusually wet winter was expected to delay completion of some of the projects, particularly the paving, which is dependent on the weather. That work can now be done over the summer, Saborniak said. A city staff report that went to Coquitlam’s engineering, utilities and environment committee on Monday — before the federal announcement — said all major projects are progressing well and are expected to be substantially complete by the deadline. But some paving and finishing work would likely take longer and Saborniak estimated that most of the projects would be only 90 to 95% complete by March 31. Last month, Port Coquitlam engineering director Igor Zahynacz said that city would also have trouble completing all of its paving work prior to the deadline. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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In addition to affordable rent, the women will have access to a community development worker who will offer support for education and employment and build a sense of community. “It helps when the women can help one another,� Mills said. The building will be built to LEED (Leadership in Environmental

Design) Gold standards, with energysaving materials, drought-tolerant landscaping, metal cladding, and furnishings and carpets that don’t harm air quality. There will be no on-site daycare, however, because of difficulties in securing operating funding and size constraints with the property, Mills said. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Another attack on jail guard Guards’ union says B.C. needs more jail space By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A second attack in less than three weeks on corrections officers by inmates at North Fraser Pre-trial Centre has again prompted union officials to call on the province to increase staffing levels at the Port Coquitlam remand facility.

Dean Purdy, the chair of corrections and sheriff services with the BC Government Employees’ Union, said Saturday’s assault is the 30th incident of violence against a staff member in two years. He said the latest incident, in which a guard was hit over the head with a broken broom handle, is evidence the province needs to expand its jail system. “We are concerned that if something is not done to address the staffing levels, our fear

is that a correctional officer will end up dying,” he said. “It is not a oneoff or an isolated incident.” The assault was the second attack on an officer in just under three weeks. On Nov. 10, a staff member at NFPC was punched to the ground and repeatedly stomped on by an inmate until he was barely conscious. While the staff member is recovering from his physical wounds, Purdy said the psychological trauma can last a long time.

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Saturday’s attack was not as vicious as the November assault but Purdy said the incident highlights a need for more staffing and at least two more provincial jails. He said with the federal government’s tough-on-crime agenda,

it is likely that more people will be entering the corrections system. Calls to the B.C. Corrections branch of the Solicitor-General’s of fice were not responded to by The TriCity News’ deadline Thursday. An inmate-on-inmate attack at North Fraser Pre-trial last weekend was also confirmed by Coquitlam RCMP but charges are not being recommended because the victim is not co-operating with police.

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A scammer is taking advantage of the charitable giving season by claiming to represent the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation and hitting up Port Moody homeowners for cash. A war ning has now been posted on the Eagle Ridge Foundation website (www.erhf.ca) to inform people the foundation doesn’t solicit donations door-to-door. “We are concerned somebody may be out representing themselves as from the hospital foundation when they are not,” said

David Clark, ERHF’s executive director. He said a resident of Clarence Street in Port Moody called the foundation Wednesday saying a woman had been soliciting funds without any recognized credentials. “The individual had no bona fides and the woman who contacted us wanted us to know about it,” Clark said. Earlier in the week, Clark said he received a call from a woman asking for brochures and offering to raise funds for the foundation, which raises money for hospital equipment. “ We told her thanks, nice of you to think of

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Her loyal dog, Lola, after chasing away her attacker, eventually caught up to her and the woman pedalled home and called police. “The description is pretty much exactly the same,” she said of the police sketch published Wednesday’s Tri-City News. “He was in dark clothing and the light was behind him but I was pretty sure he was white, [with an] athletic build, the whole nine [yards].” C o q u i t l a m RC M P spokesperson Const. K r i s t i n a B i ro s a i d Thursday the Mounties would have a closer look at the September Lafarge Lake incident and urged anyone else involved in a similar incident to call police at 604-945-1550. For her part, the woman said she has not avoided using the trails around Hoy Creek and Lafarge Lake since the attack. “I don’t believe in being made a prisoner in my own home,” she said. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

hearts and their wallets to food banks and other charities. Clark said he is worried some individuals might be taken in by the PoMo scammer, especially seniors who may be sensitive and trusting. “I think this is not uncommon, and people who work these practices come out at this time of year,” Clark said. He reiterated that the foundation does not solicit donations door-to-door, nor does it telemarket, preferring to raise funds by direct mail, special events and through legacy gifts.

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T here is a big dif ference between firefighting in Canada and that in the developing world, he said. Many structures deBoer saw in El Salvador would not even come close to meeting North American building standards. Wiring is also an issue, with many people using faulty lines to steal electricity, increasing their risk of fire. “There is so much poverty there,” he said. “People have things wired up in all kinds of ways. If you actually just gave some of these people an extension cord, it would be a lot safer.” Shane MacKichan, a director of fire apparatus with Vancouver Fire Rescue, will be joining deBoer on the trip to Peru. He has been there before and said that the fire department is a national organization that is run almost entirely with volunteers. While the truck is still in working order, Port Moody Dep. Chief Gord Parker said it is reaching its end of service life, as mandated by

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This truck looks shiny and new but it’s at the end of its service life. Above is PoMo firefighter Rod deBoer. WorkSafeBC and the National Firefighters’ Association. But in a country like Peru, where there are no such regulations, departments are able to get a few more years out of older equipment.

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“Because we are a fortunate province and a fortunate country, we are able to stick to those standards,” Parker said. “[In Peru] they have absolutely no standards at all. Any piece of equipment is needed.

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oters would be wise to pay attention to the BC Liberal leadership race, which is heating up fast with the announcement of several candidates and speculation about who has the talents to take over from Premier Gordon Campbell. Typically, leadership battles are in-house affairs that interest only party members and a few members of the media. This time it’s different. On Feb. 26, the BC Liberals will choose a leader who will hold the reigns of power for half a term — or more than two years — if the May 14, 2013 election date isn’t tampered with. BC Liberals will naturally choose a candidate they think is up for the fight to hold onto power and keep the New Democrats out of power. But voters have a broader view and should, therefore, pay more than the usual attention to the campaigns, pronouncements and characteristics of the leadership candidates. Make no mistake, the electioneering begins now.

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Power plus love are better than either alone AS I SEE IT Ted Kuntz

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hen I write and speak about peace, I am occasionally chided on my naivety. The implied message is that peace is passive and even reckless in the face of powerful and destructive forces. There is truth to this assertion. Adam Kahane, author of Power and Love, writes of the impotence of love when it stands alone without power. He quotes Martin Luther King Jr., who stated, “Love without power is sentimental and anemic.” King added, “And power without love is reckless and abusive.” The task before us, then, is to combine power and love. In both my personal and professional lives, I’ve witnessed the effect when love and power are out of balance. I have lived much of my life with more emphasis on love, with the result that I’ve often experienced anger, resentment and frustration at my own powerless-

ness. And I’ve witnessed the effect that power without sufficient love can and does have on humanity. All wars, conflicts and assaults are a consequence of too much power and not enough love. So, why is it so difficult to balance the two forces? Many of us have abandoned our power, either through witnessing the destructive results of power and not wishing to align with it, or being convinced by our media, religions, and leaders that we really have no power anyway. I also believe we have not been taught how to love. Much of our love is narrow and conditional. Most all of us love a small core group of people (family, extended family, people of our race, religion, culture, nationality), which places the majority of humanity on the outside of our embrace. Or we love others while they are nice and loving, and respond in unloving ways when the other fails to love fully. Upon reading Kahane’s book, I’ve identified actions we might consider if we wish to improve the condition of humanity. I offer

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them for your consideration: • Claim our power: Recognize that we are powerful beings and have both the capacity and the responsibility to act. Claiming our power means shifting from ‘someone should’ to ‘I will.’ It means recognizing that life is a result of the choices we have made individually and collectively, and owning our responsibility for finding the solution. Our capacity to address our toughest social challenges depends on our willingness to admit that we are part of the problem. • Expand our love: We need to expand our love to include everyone — no boundaries, borders, limits or conditions. All boundaries and borders are artificial and man-made. It is our perceived separateness that allows us to cause harm to another. All wars begin with a distancing and objectification of the other so that harming ‘them’ is justified. To solve today’s challenges, everyone must be uplifted. • Build our capacity for co-creation: One of the discoveries from nature is that collective intelligence is higher than individual intelligence. It is recognized that a hive of

bees, a school of fish and a flock of birds is 50 times more responsive to their environment that any individual bee, fish or bird. The same is true for humans — group intelligence is always higher than individual intelligence. As the African proverb goes, “If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.” • Manage our fear: The root cause of man’s destructive behaviour is fear. Fear is a consequence of living in an imagined future and telling oneself a negative story. Fear activates our reptilian brain, which is only concerned with fight or flight. To solve today’s complex social problems, we need to activate our higher brain, which is able to be creative, intuitive, and collaborative. It is time to end immoral power and powerless morality. More of the same will only lead to further destruction. The Chinese have a saying we would be wise to embrace: “Unless we change our direction, we will end up where we’re headed.” Ted Kuntz is a Coquitlam author and psychotherapist; his website is www.peacebeginswithme.ca.

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FACE TO FACE: The senators vs. the climate change bill: reform or warm?

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et me get this straight. For decades now, the federal NDP has resolutely opposed Senate reform, flatly refusing to agree to even the most modest change to make the venerable institution more accountable. But then, when the Senate votes to kill a bill that had been passed by the House of Commons, the NDP roars with righteous indignation over the injustice of it all. The bill in question is the Climate Change Accountability Act, under which Canada had committed itself to an 80% reduction in the production of greenhouse gases within 40 years. On Nov. 16, Conservative senators defeated the act, a move that promptly sent the bill’s NDP supporters into an orbit of outrage. This is just too rich. In fact, it reminds me of rural villagers who refuse to approve a tax increase to build a fire hall but when a forest fire threatens their homes, they go crying for help from their moreresponsible neighbours. Message to the NDP: If you refuse to support Senate reform, then be big enough boys and girls to accept the consequence of your decision — that Canada has an appointed Senate that has the right to

overturn bills such as your supersized climate-change initiative. Of course, eco-extremist-in-chief David Suzuki and his friends in the environmental movement, including my colleague over yonder, are mortified that the defeat of the bill meant our country ended up attending the big UN Climate Change conference in Cancun this week with no concrete plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But surely, in light of two rather significant recent events, Canada’s lack of a concrete plan is to be lauded, not criticized. The first of the events is more of a non-event: the demonstrable fact that the eco-alarmists oversold the danger posed by global warming. Remember, for example, how Suzuki and Al Gore were warning of Hurricane Katrina-like events being the norm? Well, it simply hasn’t happened. The second is the economic meltdown that has shaken the world over the past few years. In light of the demonstrable and immediate economic peril in which many Canadians have found themselves, it simply makes no sense to commit the country to a costly and jobkilling plan to fight what may very well be a phantom anyway.

TERRY O’NEILL

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“It simply makes no sense to commit the country to a costly and job-killing plan to fight what may very well be a phantom anyway.” Terry O’Neill

vs. “The [Progressive] Conservatives have shown they are not really interested in reform or democratic legitimacy.” Mary Woo Sims What’s your take on this week’s Face to Face topic and what O’Neill and Sims have to say? Email your thoughts to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

ith the snow and unseasonably cold November temperatures we’ve been experiencing, it’s no wonder my colleague opposite throws cold water over the idea of global warming. While one might squabble about the proper term, there is no doubt in my mind that what we have just experienced was an example of climate change. I can’t recall a November when we’ve had snow and it has been that cold. Notwithstanding our cold spell, the reality is that mean temperatures around the world have been rising. While last year’s Copenhagen conference on climate change was generally viewed as a failure by environmentalists, there was agreement that a goal of a 2 C temperature rise should be set and commitments made to reduce emissions with help to developing countries so that they are not unduly affected. Earlier this week, delegates from 193 countries gathered for the annual United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico. I’m not optimistic the Mexican conference will achieve much, which means individual nations will have to act in the absence of a global agreement. Canada’s record on climate

change hasn’t been stellar. And with no thanks to Prime Minster Stephen Harper’s appointed senators, the Conservatives have killed an NDP climate change bill that would have required the federal government to bring down greenhouse emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2020. Longterm goals would bring emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. NDP MP Bruce Hyer’s Bill C-311 had been passed by a majority of the House of Commons, MPs who are elected by us, the voters, and killed by unelected Conservative senators. This action by Tory senators, likely at the behest of Harper, does not bode well for democracy and makes a mockery of Harper’s previous commitments to senate reform, giving Canada “an upper house with democratic legitimacy.” These were Harper’s words in 2006 when he advocated for reform of the Senate as the newly elected prime minister. As recently as this past January, Harper also promised Senate reform while appointing new senators he hoped would help pass Senate reform. By killing Bill C-311, the Conservatives have shown they are not really interested in reform or democratic legitimacy. Shame on those senators. Shame on Stephen Harper.

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS

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How about lottery for transit? CRAIG HODGE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The letter writer speaking at Monday’s public hearing at Coquitlam city hall on the homeless shelter.

Try cottages The Editor, Re. “Shelter gets council OK” (The Tri-City News, Dec. 1). Due to there being many speakers at the Nov. 29 public hearing on the homeless shelter planned for 3030 Gordon Ave. in Coquitlam, I was unable to conclude my address. I would like to clarify that I did not state that homeless people be housed in unused buildings on the Riverview Hospital grounds. Cottages at Riverview would be ideal. Deinstitutionalizing people has proven to be more effective, which I fully support. I am opposed to stigmatizing people who need our support by grouping large numbers of them together in one building. That would be going backwards. Is the province abdicating its responsibility here? Will Riverview lands be sold for market housing if patients are housed in shelter institutions instead, allowing this? Riverview lands were set aside many years ago, with my parents’ tax support, to treat many of these same troubled folks we term homeless today. There are no liquor stores or drug houses there. While I feel empathy for homeless people and their plight, I object to the harm some of their actions cause others. Parents with growing children are struggling, often at incredible self-sacrifice, to provide for their families in today’s challenging economy and don’t appreciate having the safety of their children, homes and livelihoods threatened. People with serious addictions and mental health issues are a danger to themselves, others and property. No parent will accept that risk. People gain acceptance into a community by their contributions to it. Those whose actions or behaviour are detrimental are not welcome. Judy Donaghey, Port Coquitlam

The Editor, There are alternate options in place of tax hikes to fund the Evergreen Line. TransLink could fund the shortfall with public-private partnerships, private ownership or a municipal lottery. TransLink once again has come up with no new ideas but to push for higher property taxes and vehicle levies. Partnership between federal and provincial governments and TransLink was the basis of funding to complete this rapid transit to the northeast sector of the Lower Mainland, which is long overdue and much needed. But due to financial instability in TransLink operation in the recent years, its funding portion has not received a place in its budgets. When the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Premier Gordon Campbell and TransLink in September, there was a glimmer of hope. Although the TransLink Mayors’ Council and the province have presumably investigated possible funding sources, and trust and willingness established to work together, nothing substantial has been put forward yet. Already hashed-out old ideas such as increasing municipal property taxes, provincial carbon taxes, higher transit fares, and levies appear to be such options. We are taxed to the hilt and another tax burden would not be welcomed. To support population growth and businesses in the Tri-Cities, this infrastructure upgrade is imperative. Delaying this much-needed rapid transit system will

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One letter writer suggests some funding options for transit other than property taxes. only escalate the project costs even further. An alternative to more taxes is the amazing success of charities such as hospital and university foundations, which raise millions of dollars year after year from lotteries to support their projects. This, I believe, is an excellent model for TransLink or municipalities to follow. If the municipalities take this on, then it is only right that the municipalities collect the revenue and TransLink likewise. The other options are public-private partnerships or private ownership. I strongly believe if something is worth doing, then it is worth doing right. It is insane to think that running a transportation system based on property taxes can solve all TransLink’s problems. But I am willing to lay my trust and faith in TransLink and provincial government partnership to come up with a lasting solution for a sustainable transit system. Andy Wickey, Coquitlam

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The Editor, NDP leader Carole James and SurreyNewton MLA Harry Bains have written an excellent critique about how transit funding should be done for SkyTrain expansion, something we in Port Coquitlam have been told was imminent for 20 years. Frankly, I’m sick and tired of waiting for it to happen. The lack of real support from the province has deliberately hampered the vision of what we could have achieved here — a the safe, fast, green commute into and out of the city. This is a project that, if it had been implemented right from the beginning, after Expo 86, would have solved a score of our transportation needs and improved the quality of people’s lives. And that’s not saying anything of the boost this would have given tourism and the economy locally. The refusal of some opponents to acknowledge that not everyone has or should own a car is what’s holding us back. People of all ages still need mobility; reasonable alternatives serving everyone have to be built. As Ms. James says, suggested options other than SkyTrain would still be subjected to traffic, which make them unworkable, impractical and a waste of taxpayers’ money. At least Ms. James and the NDP have a vision of what this province ought to be striving for, which includes someone other than Premier Gordon Campbell’s rich friends. M. Schooff, Port Coquitlam

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Adjusted breathalyzers bring threat of impound It’s unclear whether any unfair sanctions that were applied will be reversed or otherwise redressed. A spokesperson for the Solicitor General said the province is “reviewing the implications, if any, for motorists who have received fines and suspensions in the ‘warn’ range.” Since taking effect Sept. 20, more than 3,000 drivers caught in the warn range have been slapped with a minimum three-day driving ban, $200 fines and $500 licence reinstatement fees, as well as the possible impoundment of their car, towing and storage costs. The penalties — which were paused while the mobile breathalyzers were recalled — alarmed some motorists and are blamed for a drop in restaurant and bar sales. M e t ro Va n c o u ve r criminal lawyer Michael Shapray said people are obsessing about the war n-level penalties but ignoring the ramifications of their much broader use for motorists who blow over the legal limit of 0.08 as well. “There has been a complete decriminalization of first-time i m p a i re d d r iv i n g , ” Shapray said. “There’s been a huge decrease in criminal charges.” Provincial gover nment statistics back

him up. Police sent prosecutors 313 impaired driving charge requests in November — a 65% drop from the 907 charge requests in the same month a year earlier. September and October were down 22% and 40% respectively, but did not yet fully reflect the Sept. 20 rule change because it can take officers several weeks to file paperwork. Shapray said he believes the true decrease in impaired charges laid will end up closer to 80 to 90%. That means “huge numbers” of drivers over 0.08 are instead facing administrative penalties, which, while harsh, don’t convey a criminal record nor offer any chance of legal defence. I m p a i re d d r ive r s should be “thrilled” bu t S h ap r ay s a i d he’s “shocked and astounded” that drivers who blow a fail no longer face a criminal charge, court appearance and a Canada-wide one-year driving ban if convicted. Second-time convicted drunk drivers also get a minimum 30days in jail. “This is a get-out-ofjail-free card,” Shapray said. “The whole stigma of a criminal charge — the penalties including a cross-Canada driving prohibition — are no longer being imposed on people who blow fails

on a roadside device.” Shapray plans to mount a constitutional challenge to the new penalties and will also try to use the change in rules as grounds to quash charges against drivers busted before Sept. 20 who he says are

being selectively prosecuted. He said the policy on implementing roadside penalties indicate impaired charges are now likely only if there’s an accident, if the driver had a prior impaired conviction within five

years or a prior 90-day driving prohibition. “There are no longer any checks and balances on the conduct of the police,” he added. A government spokesman said the province continues to consult affected groups and in-

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A16 Tri-City News Friday, December 3, 2010

Pedestrians the priority in PoCo plan By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

In local governments’ effort to upgrade roads, improve transit and build new bike lanes, one group of commuters has fallen by the wayside. Those who travel on foot are often afterthoughts in municipal planning. But a new study conducted by staff in Port Coquitlam is attempting to change that. The draft Pedestrian Circulation Study identifies high-pedestrian traffic areas and seeks to increase the number of walkers in PoCo’s downtown. The plan looks at making sidewalks safer and implementing beautification efforts, including installation of public art and vegetation, to make the walking experience more comfortable. Ron Myers, manager of parks and planning with PoCo Parks and Recreation, said the report aims to bring foottraffic back into the transit planning fold. “The pedestrian has been overlooked in many ways,” he said, “but it is becoming more recognized that for a vibrant town, particularly town centres, pedestrians play a big role.” The study groups various intersections into four categories: primary nodes, major nodes, secondary nodes and park nodes. An example of a primary node would be the area around McAllister Avenue and Shaughnessy Street while secondary nodes exist along Donald

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Job growth fueled by home construction whether they want to buy now or wait,” he said. But he said record-low mortgage rates are also helping drive the market, adding borrowing costs may not be as cheap for those who wait and gamble that the HST will be scrapped. More than two thirds of housing starts in Metro Vancouver so far this year are units in multi-family projects, according to statistics from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Vancouver leads with 3,409 starts so far this year (up 191% from the same period of 2009), followed by Surrey at 3,058 (up 62%) and Richmond at 1,209. In the Tri-Cities, housing starts have seen a 164% jump over year-to-date 2009 figures. The increase is largely attributed to a jump in multi-family, townhouse and apartment developments in Coquitlam, which increased from 228 units at this time last year to 2009 to 901 units. Port Coquitlam also saw an increase in multi-family housing starts, rising from 76 at this time last year to 100 in 2010 for a total of 106 housing starts when single-detached homes are factored in to the figures. Port Moody also saw a slight jump in housing starts, rising from 7 to 35 during the same time period. The Abbotsford area is also up 40% to 418 starts and Chilliwack has 663 new homes started, up 114%. CMHC senior market analyst Robyn Adamache said more than half the new townhouses started in the region in October were in Surrey and Langley, while the bulk of new homes with secondary suites are in Vancouver and Coquitlam. jnagel@blackpress.ca

Housing starts nearly double last year’s pace By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Construction workers, the trades and industries related to home building are basking in a surge of new housing starts that has added thousands of jobs in the Lower Mainland. Metro Vancouver has recorded 12,584 home starts so far this year — nearly double in what was admittedly a dismal 2009 in the depths of the recession. This year’s new home construction is estimated to support 35,235 full-time jobs, according Peter Simpson, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. And that’s 22,000 more jobs than the industry generated in 2009, he said. “Everybody’s hiring,” Simpson said. “Not just on site but at the manufacturing facilities that produce windows, doors, flooring and the other things that go into a home.” He conceded the construction industry still has a long way to go to reach the pre-recession building pace, when nearly 20,000 units a year were going up across the region. But Simpson said the numbers are going in the right direction. “There’s a mood of optimism in what’s happening,” he said. Uncertainty about the harmonized sales tax, which adds to the cost of the portion of new homes worth more than $525,000, is a factor for buyers. “They’re wondering whether the HST will be overturned with the referendum, so they’re very hesitant as to

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Santa swaps sleigh for public transit By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Santa Claus is coming to town — early. For two Saturdays i n D e c e m b e r, h e ’ l l leave the reindeer and sleigh at home to ride the West Coast Express from Mission to Vancouver’s Waterfront Station for the popular Santa Trains charity drive. On Dec. 11 and D e c. 1 8 p a s s e n g e r s are encouraged to bring aboard a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a child in their community. Do so, and you’ll get a free roundtrip train ride for the day. The Santa Trains leave Mission at 10 a.m., which puts them i n Po r t C o q u i t l a m at approximately 10:37 a.m., Coquitlam Central at 10:43 a.m., Port Moody at 10:48 a.m., and arriving at Waterfront Station at 11:15 a.m. On Dec. 11, there will be an open house at Waterfront with live music, face painting

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“They always do,” said Scott, Share’s fund development manner, who said Tri-City residents are generous when it comes caring for the less fortunate. The only hitch is the short timeline for getting food for hampers and Scott is urging residents to drop food of at the Port Moody office, 2615 Clarke St., or at any one of 13 stores (see list at end of story.) “Christmas seems early this year,” says Scott, who says toys are needed for the toy bank, where registered parents get to pick out a special toy and a stocking stuffer for their children. Among the items needed are Nerf toys, Magnetics, games for boys and girls aged nine to 12 years and backpacks, clocks, CD radios, gift certificates, fleece blankets, and clock radios for 13- to 17-year-olds. Donors can take them to Share’s Coquitlam and Port Moody offices, or to Coquitlam Centre mall at a storefront located

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THE THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Weekend events sure to put you in the holiday spirit

Holiday crafts and carolling Compiled by Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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s we roll into December, the holiday season is officially upon us. This weekend, you’ll be hard-pressed to avoid catching the festive seasonal bug no matter where your travels around the Tri-Cities take you.

as they stroll the streets of Coquitlam’s Austin Heights neighbourhood singing your favourite Christmas carols. The event will coincide with the Christmas window display decorating contest in the Austin Heights business area. For more info, contact Erin Davidson at 604-765-2055 or email info@austinheights.ca.

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Friday, Dec. 3 ALL WEEKEND SALE The 30th annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale begins Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and continues Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 120 vendors with a variety of locally crafted items will be on hand selling everything from jewellery to ceramics, woodwork and food.

QUIET REFLECTION From daylight to dusk Dec. 2 to Jan. 7, visitors to the Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery in Coquitlam (621 Robinson St.) are invited to hang a holiday ornament for their loved one on the cemetery’s Tree of Memories in front of the main office. For more information, call 604-927-6020.

SANTA CRUISE One of the Tri-Cities’ most unique seasonal events, the annual Santa’s Christmas Ships flotilla sets sail tonight at 7 p.m. from Port Moody’s Reed Point Marina (850 Barnet Hwy). The nautical parade of “floats,” including Santa’s wooden vessel, Kona Kai, will cruise over to the Belcarra public dock for 7:20 p.m. where kids can meet Santa and adults can admire the decked-out pleasure crafts.

FUN & FOOD It’s opening night for Under the Christmas Tree, an interactive musical comedy from the local gang at table23 comedy. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Port Coquitlam’s Second Storey Theatre and run Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 18 with matinees scheduled for Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. Tickets are just $5 for adults and $4 for kids with a cash or food donation to the Share food bank. For more information, call 604-927-8400.

Saturday, Dec. 4 POMO HO HO HO The Babyvibe Holiday Fair will be at the Inlet Theatre on 100 Newport Dr. in Port Moody. Come shop and socialize at this free, family-friendly event. Goody bags will be awarded to the first 100 visitors and door prizes will be given out too. Still not convinced? To top it all off, there will be a visit from a very special guest in red.

COME A CAROLLING Join the Theatrix Carollers

Carré Heritage Square is the place to be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday as Light Up The Square: A Lantern Affair brings out the best of Coquitlam with live music, entertainment, food and arts and crafts fun. The community is encouraged to bring a food or toy donation to leave under the wish tree. Make an ornament to hang on the Station Museum tree and get a free hot chocolate.

IN CONCERT Coquitlam Chorale presents its annual concert It Must Be The Holiday Season from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Join them at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) for an evening of Christmas standards, some newer pop selections and a sing-along number. A second performance will be held Sunday from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for students and can be had by visiting the Evergreen box office or by contacting Michele at 604-944-1366.

CHRISTMAS MARKET Because you’ve got a long way to go before your Christmas shopping is done, the Gaby Davis Foundation is holding a Christmas Market from 1 to 4 p.m. at the River Springs Rec. Centre (1950 Lodge Dr., Coquitlam). Proceeds from all of the jewellery, beauty products, gift baskets, kitchenware, candles and crafts sold will benefit the Gaby Davis Foundation for families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, call 604-464-4229.

Sunday, Dec. 5 ART ON DISPLAY Three new group art exhibitions open this week at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St.) showcasing a mixed bag of high-quality works by local artists — and it’s all for sale. The exhibits run until Dec. 23 but don’t wait too late to pick up that oneof-a-kind Christmas gift because they’re sure to go fast. With four of the centre’s galleries all showing works by the local 28-member Blackberry Artist’s Society, there’s sure to be something here to satisfy everyone’s wish list this year. Until Dec. 19, there will also be a silent auction for selected paintings and crafts, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Port Moody Arts Centre. Please send Things-To-Do Guide submissions to tcoyne@tricitynews.com.

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Lily Hamilton, pictured above, attended last year’s lantern-making workshop in preparation for Light Up the Square: A Lantern Affair. This year’s event runs Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Coquitlam’s Carré Heritage Square. At left, Santa’s ship sails again this weekend for the annual Santa’s Christmas Ships parade on the Burrard Inlet.


A22 Tri-City News Friday, December 3, 2010

Support your local food network GREEN SCENE Elaine Golds

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his fall, Metro Vancouver has been doing so much public consultation on various topics — its regional growth plan, liquid waste management, electricity production from Capilano and Seymour rivers, etc. — that the opportunity to provide input on its draft report (available at metrovancouver.org) for a Regional Food System Strategy has likely escaped your attention. Nonetheless, where and what type of food we purchase, grow or eat is an important topic that merits some attention. Since 2007, when Vancouver authors Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon described their attempts to eat only food grown locally in their popular book The 100 Mile Diet, many people have become more aware of the benefits and challenges of eating locallyproduced food. Certainly, eating such food is often a healthier choice that also supports B.C. farmers and reduces the amount of fossil fuel needed to transport food from more distant locations. Estimates are that almost half of the fresh food purchased in Metro Vancouver is produced in B.C. Processed food is, of course, a different matter. In the Lower Mainland, we spend about $5 billion a year on food through the purchase of groceries or meals prepared in restaurants. Approximately one in eight jobs in Metro Vancouver is thought to be dependent in some way on food production, distribution or preparation. Some municipalities have shown leadership in supporting the production of local food; for example, the city of Vancouver recently allowed egg-laying chickens to be kept in backyards. In Langley, there are now so many producers of fine foods and wines that the township has become a delightful day-

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In a photo from spring 2010, John Chalmers works his garden patch at the Colony Farm community garden in Coquitlam, his first year at the garden. trip destination at the height of the summer growing season. Metro Vancouver’s draft report poses some interesting questions regarding what local governments can or should be doing to support food production. The most important step, of course, was taken back in 1973 when the province created the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) to protect fertile lands for agricultural use. The lower Fraser River valley, which is doubly blessed with a moderate marine climate and fertile soils created by the Fraser River, is a prime growing area in B.C.

Although lands within Metro Vancouver comprise only 1.5% of the provincial lands protected by the ALR, local farmers account for 28% of the province’s farm income. Continuing to protect the ALR by confining development to non-agricultural lands should remain a key action of government. In the Tri-Cities, only Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam have land protected under the ALR (587 and 822 hectares, respectively). Still, some of the ALR land in Port Coquitlam is identified as a “special study area” in the most recent draft of the Regional Growth strategy, which means it

could be under consideration for removal. One potential action overlooked in the Food Strategy was to open more of the agricultural fields at Colony Farm Regional Park for public use to grow food and connect with nature. The one community garden already there is thriving but has a long waiting list of would-be gardeners. Colony Farm is ideally located in the midst of urban development, so providing more opportunities for members of the public to grow food would be an excellent use of agricultural fields in a public park. In fact, Colony Farm could be used to experiment with a variety of models to provide the public with gardening space. The existing community garden is based on a co-operative model that requires gardeners to volunteer some of their time each year. Perhaps allotment plots with higher fees but no such requirements would better suit some people. Senior citizens might appreciate having the heavy work preparing the soil done for them but would still be ready to plant and weed. Programs for children to grow their own food would likely also be a popular activity. A therapeutic garden has also been suggested for Colony Farm. The possibilities are endless and the space is there so it is strange to not see such ideas proposed as part of a local food strategy. Regarding its food strategy, Metro Vancouver held public meetings throughout the Lower Mainland in November but, unfortunately, no meetings were held in the TriCities. The last public meeting will be held next Thursday, Dec. 9 at Metro Vancouver headquarters at 4330 Kingsway in Burnaby. Comments can also be submitted to foodstrategy@metrovancouver.org until Dec. 20. Elaine Golds is a Port Moody environmentalist who is vice-president of Burke Mountain Naturalists, chair of the Colony Farm Park Association and president of the PoMo Ecological Society.

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Friday, December 3, 2010 Tri-City News A23

Who’s your daddy? Really G R A N D PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE Barry Buzza

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he Christmas story, which is recorded for us by Matthew in the New Testament of our Bibles, opens in a very interesting way. “Who’s your daddy?” is a question we ask somewhat flippantly today but to the Jews of 2,000 years ago, the question was a very serious one. Pedigree was of high importance. If a man had a mixture of foreign blood, he lost his right to be called a Jew and a member of the people of God. A priest, for example, had to be able to produce an unbroken genealogy that went all the way back to Moses’ and Aaron’s time 1,400 years before Jesus. So Matthew opens his letter about the birth and life of Jesus, with his pedigree — and it reaches back to Abraham — 2,000 years of history. But why is that so interesting? It’s because this genealogy includes women. And besides women, there are a good number of pretty broken people. Besides Mary, the mother of Jesus, there are four other women mentioned in this long list of names. Rahab, Ruth, Tamar and Bathsheba — each would be worthy of an article, or even a book, but a quick overview will serve my purposes here. If you remember your Sunday school stories, you’ll likely recognize at least a couple of these women. Rahab was a cult priestess who served her pagan god as a temple prostitute. She’s the one who first helped Joshua conquer Canaan and take the land God had promised Israel. She eventually married into the leadership of the people of God. Ruth wasn’t even a Jewess. Bad enough that women were listed in this genealogy but this one was an outsider. There’s even an Old Testament book given to her story. Ruth’s marriage to a leading man of Israel is a love story that would rival Cinderella today. Then there was Tamar. This lady was not given a baby by her two husbands so she dressed as a cult

temple prostitute and seduced her father-in-law. Nine months later she gave birth to twin sons. The younger one, Perez, became a hero of Israel and one of Jesus’ descendants. Finally was Bathsheba. She was the neighbour that the great king David had an affair with. After she found that she was pregnant, her husband “accidentally” died and David married her. She became the mother of wise king Solomon. (One of the ways we know that the Bible is true is because of all the dirty laundry it contains. If someone were to make up a story about Jesus, surely they would have cleaned up his genealogy.) But here’s the part I love: Jesus’ family of origin that God chose for him is as messed up as most of our families are. Barriers between races, between men and women and between sinner and saint are torn down. God has a wonderful way of using broken, hurting people to fulfill his purposes. And that includes you and me. Christmas is good news for all of us. Barry Buzza (www.barrybuzza.com and http://barrybuzza.blogspot.com) is senior pastor at Northside church in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam.

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A24 Tri-City News Friday, December 3, 2010

TRI-CITY SPOTLIGHT: Cookies, cheques and medals, too

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Six girls were chosen from six Coquitlam elementary school Challenge programs to form a class called “Kids Helping Kids” under the direction of Nancy Greenall at Mundy Road elementary school’s Challenge Centre. The focus of this class, that meets every Tuesday afternoon, is to empower the girls to make a difference in their world. The girls collected shoe boxes full of gifts and necessities for children overseas and held a bake sale recently to raise funds to build a well in Africa — they raised $268. Pictured are: Maggie Banks, Zaena Tesfa, Vanessa Bavaro, Cheyenne Graham, Caroline Pengelley, Rebecca Gombar and teacher Nancy Greenall.

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Coast Capital Savings on Johnson Street in Coquitlam donated $1,000 to Share Family and Community Services to support its Christmas programs. Pictured here are Laurel Cousins, assistant general manager, Heather Scott, Share’s director of development and Lorna Williamson, branch manager.

Coquitlam resident Bob Chamberlain was among 20 B.C. Ambulance Service employees to be presented with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Exemplary Service honours during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria. Chamberlain, BCAS unit chief in New Westminster, received his 20-year medal and 30-year bar from Lt.-Gov. Steven Point. The EMS Exemplary Service Medal recognizes professionals in the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical services who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. To be eligible for this award, recipients must complete 20 years of exemplary service, and perform at a level above and beyond the expectations of their employment.

Riverside secondary school Grade 11 student Eden Nzeyimana visited Rideau Hall Nov. 19. She placed first in the nation on the Begbie Canadian History Contest (French). For the event, she, her mother and teacher Raquel Chin were flown to Ottawa and attended a reception hosted by house leader Peter Milliken, where Governor General David Johnston presented Nzeyimana the award.

CGA-PLUS Certified General Accountants Association of Canada has recognized the top 10 graduating students nationally based on the highest average mark obtained in selected PACE Level exams and one is a Tri-City resident. Natalie Minenko of Coquitlam is one of five CGAs from B.C. to earn this honour. Please send info and photos for Spotlight to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

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Boulevard Casino supported Share Family and Community Services with more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind support in 2010. Pictured here are Jimmy Ho, assistant GM, Nicholas Girgulis, GM, Heather Scott, Share’s director of development, David Desmarais, assistant GM and Jared Bowles, marketing co-ordinator.

Tri-City realtor Leo Bruneau was bowled over by the honour he received at the Children’s Miracle Network’s 2010 celebration last month in Orlando, Florida. Bruneau’s ongoing efforts on behalf of BC Children’s Hospital earned him a Jim Hart Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service from the Children’s Miracle Network. “I was blown away by the entire event; it brought tears to my eyes,” says Bruneau, who works at Re/Max All Points Realty in Coquitlam and finds time to sponsor bike-a-thons, bowl-a-thons and a yearly sports celebration dubbed “Leofest,” to name a few. Bruneau and his team have donated nearly $60,000 to BC Children’s Hospital.

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Friday, December 3, 2010 Tri-City News A25

PoMo Foundation seeks grant requests The Port Moody Foundation has some money it wants to share. The foundation is kicking off its 2011 granting cycle and seeks letters of interest from eligible non-profit organizations needing financial support in 2011 for projects and programs that will benefit Port Moody and its community members. Grants of $500 to $2,500 may be given. In 2010, the Port Moody Foundation provided $10,000 in grants to help local nonprofits fulfill their goals of serving the com-

munity. “We’re proud that we’ve been able to make a difference,� the foundation’s president, David Spence, said in a press release, “but the needs in our community continue to grow and the foundation is committed to helping those in need however we can in the coming year.� The Port Moody Foundation has been building and growing endowments in partnership with the community since 1989. Income from the endowments is used to fund

grants to local causes that benefit the city’s citizens. Grants are made once a year and the process for 2011 has just begun. Letters of Interest should be limited to one page and outline a project or program that fits with the funding areas identified in the Foundation’s mission: social, cultural, ecological and recreational. Letters should be submitted by Jan. 14, 2011 to the Port Moody Foundation, 300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody, B.C. V3H 2V7. The foundation will review all submis-

sions and create a short list of those that best meet its funding criteria. Organizations selected will be notified in late January and will be requested to submit a more detailed funding application by Feb. 18, 2011. Successful grant applicants will be notified in May 2011. For further information, contact Paul Thiel, the foundation’s grants committee chair, at 604-936-1104 or visit www.portmoodyfoundation.bc.ca, where donations can also be made.

Calendars going out to PoCo residents Port Coquitlam residents will receive the city’s official 2011 calendar next week with the aim of helping civicminded residents better engage with community politics and adopt a greener lifestyle. The 2011 calendars, to be delivered free to single-family homes with The Tri-City News on Wednesday, Dec. 8, will feature the dates of council meetings and civic events, as well as curbside garbage and compost pick-up information, tips on reducing home greenhouse gases and bear safety information. The glossy 9�x12� calendars will also be available free of charge at any city of Port Coquitlam building beginning Friday, Dec. 10. Residents who do not receive a city calendar or require additional copies can pick them up at city facilities or can email info@portcoquitlam.ca or call 604-9275411.

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Decorating in the pioneer spirit YOUR HISTORY Jill Cook

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is the season when Coquitlam’s Mackin House Museum dresses up for Christmas. Volunteers and staff have been decorating the tree with popcorn garlands and cookie ornaments while greenery abounds throughout the rooms. Our solid, madein-Germany nutcrackers, which welcome our visitors at the front door, provide a bit of a contrast to the more natural decorations inside the house. As we endeavour to replicate Coquitlam life circa 1909 at Mackin House, we are faced with a dilemma: How does new-world pioneer life reconcile with the traditions of the old world and how do we, at the Heritage Society, interpret and present a picture of a century-old society that is authentic? This is particularly tricky when we acknowledge that the first resident family of Mackin House Museum was made up of Irish immigrants from New York now living in an upper-class family home planted squarely in the middle of a multi-ethnic but predominantly

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Claudia Lemay and Jennette Frechette, volunteers, decorate Mackin House Museum. French-speaking satellite community adjacent to the largest mill in the British Empire. We approach Christmas decorating in an eclectic and creative way. Christmas trees are traditional and date back to 1605 in Europe. Our tree at Mackin House is of course a local B.C. fir. It is not decorated with lights (actually, candles would have been used originally) and the ornaments are of a simple

nature, reflecting some of the austerity of the pioneer reality. Glass ornaments were certainly available in 1909 but for practical reasons, crocheted and edible ornaments would have prevailed. The greenery that graces Mackin House is traditional. Evergreens were one Yuletide symbol shared by all. To the Druids, they held mystical powers to ward off winter’s wrath. Ancient Scandinavians believed

the branches and sprays they brought into their huts were the home of protective wood spirits. Early Christians saw in their boughs a promise of spring and life eternal. Most Canadians found in them the single seasonal decoration available in enough abundance to brighten even the barest of frontier cabins. By the mid-1800s, wagon loads of greens

were being sold in the streets of towns each December. Here in Coquitlam, there was no need to purchase what was commonplace. Fir, cedar, holly and ivy would have decorated churches and homes while mistletoe also took its place to oversee the age-old game of coyness and kisses. Even stern New England, where Puritan edict had once banned all taint of celebratory nonsense, surrendered to the most joyous of seasons. And the Nutcrackers... well, we know their use predated the ballet (1892) and they were traditionally used in Germany to ward off evil spirits. We use them as colourful ambassadors to our house, recognizing that they are a bit of a whimsical departure from our all-things-authentic sensibility. After all, Christmas decorating is a bit of a fanciful excursion to be enjoyed in the happy spirit of the holidays. Your History is a column in which, once a month, representatives of the Tri-Cities’ three heritage groups writes about local history. Jill Cook is executive director of the Coquitlam Heritage Society.

Christmas capoeira Your kids can get into the spirit of the season at the Port Moody rec complex during their Christmas vacation. They can check out a free demo capoeira class. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art and dance that is a combination of music, dance, acrobatics and self-defence. It is both a dance form and a fun game for all ages that draws on your talents in music, stamina, and strength. The camps, for kids five to 10 years of age, run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 20 to 23 at the rec centre, located at 300 Ioco Rd. Cost is $31.20 per person. To register, phone 604-469-4556/4561 or go to www.cityofportmoody.com/signmeup.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The countdown is on to collect 60,000 food items by the middle of the month for Christmas hampers — and Share Family and Community Services needs your help to do it. In addition to dropping off food at grocery stores and Share’s Port Moody offices, residents of several Coquitlam neighbourhoods are asked to donate food items to the Santa Food Drive tomorrow (Saturday) during the Santa Food Drive. This is the 11th year the Coquitlam auxiliary firefighters and local RCMP auxiliary members will be touring the neighbourhoods of New Horizons, Hockaday/Gallette and Canyon

The City Clerk’s Office will compile a Speakers List for the Public Hearing items – please register by telephone at 604-927-3010 or by facsimile at 604-927-3015. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity.

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

Springs collecting non-perishable food items and financial contributions to support Share Society’s Christmas programs. They’ll be honking their horns, sounding their sirens and playing Christmas music. If you can’t be there when they come by between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., you can leave a bag of non-perishable items on your doorstep for Santa’s helpers to collect. Donations of food can also be dropped off at the Share food bank at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody, or at any Tri-City grocery store with a food bank box. To make a financial donation, call 604-540-9161 or visit www.sharesociety.ca. newsroom@tricitynews.com

Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting to give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.

Item #1

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

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

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We’re Collecti Collecting Food For Those In Need During the week of Dec 11-18 we will be accepting your canned goods at the food collection bins at Waterfront Station and at CTV, Abbotsford Heat Hockey Club and Black Press offices (Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge and Port Coquitlam locations). While food donations are greatly appreciated, we should clarify that to ride the Santa Train you will need to bring a new unwrapped toy. DECEMBER 11th & 18th SANTA TRAINS Mission City

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

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

Item #3

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

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

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

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BUSINESS PROFILE: Kinder Café in Port Coquitlam

Coffee for parents and fun for kids By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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t takes persistence to follow through with a dream and four years after Anita Fantov thought of a coffee bar for housebound parents and tots she’s serving lattés and scrubbing toys at Kinder Café in Port Coquitlam. This month, Fantov, a Maple Ridge resident, will host a grandopening for her 3,000 square-foot play space and coffee bar with entertainment and other treats. But the journey to open Kinder Café was a long one, full of bumps and potholes along the way. When she started out her children were just one and two years old and Fantov was juggling work and child-rearing and pining for a life that would let her spend more time with her kids. “You work 12 hours a day sometimes and you don’t have any time to see them.” Like many moms, Fantov found she was lonely during her maternity leave and she suffered from post partum depression but a group for moms and babies helped her through the doldrums. The moms would all go for coffee and it occurred to Fantov that a play space with coffee would be an ideal way to bring families together. “I found the only way I got out of it (depression) was interacting with other moms.” It’s also good for children to play together but finding a safe, secure place for toddlers can be a challenge, especially on the West Coast where it rains a lot. Fantov, who always wanted to be a teacher but ended up getting her business

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“Now I realize you should do what you love...” Anita Fantov, café owner degree, thought a child-centred business would be the best way of blending business with her love for kids. She thought about opening her own indoor playground and coffee bar but at the time it seemed like an impossible goal. Undaunted, she enrolled in Douglas College’s Self employment program and developed a business plan, which gave her the freedom to explore the market. Unfortunately, she had to quit the Douglas College program when money became tight and it looked like it would take longer than planned to bring the business to fruition. “I didn’t think I could do it,” said Fantov, who credits a supportive family and her partner for encouraging her to keep plugging at her dream. Finding a location was key but it took a year to get an Oxford Connector store front that had previously been home to a similar business. When her loan came through this fall the last piece of the puzzle fell into place. Of course, she still had to set up a website, hire people, pass city and Fraser Health inspections, do some minor carpentry, paint the walls, purchase materials and learn how to make lattés and other specialty coffees. “I’m pretty good at it now,” she jokes.

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Anita Fantov has just opened Kinder Café in Port Coquitlam where parents can gather for coffee while their children play in a play space full of toys. Fantov also established an admission rate structure that would accommodate families while also generating revenue to keep her business going. (For more information on drop-in rates and frequent visitor passes, visit www. kindercafe.ca.) Kinder Café also has a toy section, where parents can purchase mostly educational and wooden play toys with brands such as Melissa and Doug. Among her first clients was a woman looking to host a large

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Businesses should plan for flu season In Canada, flu season usually runs from November to April. And, according to Public Health Agency of Canada, the flu and its complications send about 20,000 Canadians to hospital every year, and about 4,000 Canadians die. “Fighting germs around the office is about keeping your employees safe and maintaining productivity throughout the peak cold and flu seasons,” says BBB President and CEO Lynda Pasacreta. “Encouraging proper hygiene and a liberal leave policy will help maintain a happier, healthier workplace.” BBB recommends taking the following steps to protect employees during cold and flu season: • Tissue, hand sanitizer, and products for cleaning work spaces are three basic purchases employers can make for fighting germs around the office. Also consider investing in no-touch trashcans. It’s a small investment that can pay off big time in savings for lost days due to illness. • Sick employees may think they’re being dedicated workers when they still come into work, but the truth is they spread germs to other employees and cut down on the overall productivity of the business. Encourage employees to stay home when they are sick for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or severe symptoms. Consider instituting a flexible leave policy—and appropriate technology—that allows employees to work from home if they or their kids are sick. • Remind everyone of the importance of hand washing and covering your mouth if you sneeze or cough. Encourage employees to regularly clean shared equipment such as phones and computers and wipe down common areas. Remind staff that a healthy lifestyle, including taking walks on breaks and eating healthy lunches, can help strengthen immune systems. • Check B.C.’s Influenza Vaccine Clinic Locator www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu/ and consider reimbursing some or all of the cost for employees to get a shot on their own time at private clinics.

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goals and get some professional legal, tax and accounting advice on setting up a succession plan. Be conservative when you’re planning for retirement. Maximize other sources of retirement income, like RRSPs or IPPs for example, and however much you love what you do, don’t leave your retirement planning too late. Allow time to find potential buyers to ensure you get the best possible value for your business. Here are some tips to consider: • Start working on your succession plan as early as possible • Set realistic goals • Review your plan regularly • Identify the qualities you’re looking for in a successor, i.e. skills, resources • Assemble a team of professional advisors (business broker, experienced legal advisor,

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It’s Georgie time: the 19th annual Georgie Awards are revving up to recognize excellence in B.C. builders and renovators ›› p. A34

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Canadian Homebuilders’ Association of British Columbia CEO MJ Whitemarsh, left, and CHBA BC president Vicki Gerrits prepare to hand out a coveted Georgie Award. Martin Knowles photo

Georg r ies:: going for gold Excellence in the industry recognized with awards TRICIA LESLIE Putting your work forwar f d ffor extremely close inspection and judging by industry peers can be a daunting prospect. Yet that’s exactly what many B.C. homeY builders, renovators, developers, designers

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For the ffirst time in more than a year, housing affor f dability improved in Canada in the third quarter off 2010, according to a report released Monday by RBC Economics. The Housing Trends and Affor f dability report says a drop in mortgage rates and some softening f in home prices made it easier ffor Canadian buyers to purchase their homes in recent months, after f four f consecutive quarters off rising home ownership costs. “The improvement in affordability during the third quarter has relieved some of the stress that had been mounting in Canada’s housing market over the past year,” says RBC senior economist Robert Hogue. The report notes that, at the national level, the third-quarter improvement in affor f dability reversed almost two-thirds of the cumulative deterioration that took place over the previous four f quarters. RBC’s Housing Affor f dability Measure calculates how much pre-tax income is required to cover all the costs associated with owning a home. All provinces saw improvements in housing affor f dability in the third quarter, especially British Columbia, but the cost of home ownership in B.C. remains high by historical standards, the report notes. “Higher mortgage rates will be the dominant ffactor raising home ownership costs beyond the short-term, although increasing household income – as the job situation continues to strengthen in in Canada – will provide some positive offset,” Hogue says. “We expect housing demand and supply to remain mostly in balance overall, setting the course for very modest home price increases.” For the full report, visit www.rbc.com/ economics/

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gem in South Surrey – because “there isn’t any sub-par work.” “The Th product speaks for itself,” he says. CHBA BC president Vicki Gerrits, who has been a Georgie finalist fi 46 times and won 16 gold Georgies with her company Homescape Building and Design, agrees. “It’s a very high level of competition. We’re a small-volume builder and we entered for the first time in 1996. And it was probably one of the single best things we could have ever done,” Gerrits says. “It’s an automatic quantifier, fi a third-part endorsement ... it’s so valuable to have someone else tell other people that you’re good at what you do.” With the 19th annual awards underway, people now recognize the Georgie Award symbol and know what the awards are, Gerrits says, noting she always displays her Georgie logos proudly. But you don’t have to win a Georgie to feel proud, she adds. “Anyone who is a fi finalist should be proud of what they’ve accomplished. When you see the product, the competition you’re up against ... it’s incredible.” Portrait Homes, for example, snagged 11 Georgie finalist fi spots for its work in the master-planned community of Silver Ridge in Maple Ridge – a development that has already been recognized with more than 80 industry

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Dec. 6 last day to chip in for realtors’ blanket drive With unseasonably cold temperatures already upon us, the need for the Realtors Care Blanket Drive could be higher than at any point in the donation drive’s 16-year history, according to its organizers. All Tri-Cities realtors are taking part in the southeastern B.C.-wide clothing and blanket drive, which collects new and gently used items for the area’s homeless and un-

derprivileged that wraps up next week. Through Dec. 6, Tri-City residents are urged to donate blankets and winter clothing to their local realtors’ offices, from which they will be picked up and distributed to more than 30 charities from Whistler to Chilliwack. Following on the heels of the most successful year in the charity’s history, organiz-

ers hope to top 2009’s record of 4,350 bags of donations, which helped an estimated 13,200 people stay warm through the winter. “Our charities give us wish lists,” Deanna Horn, president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, said in a press release Tuesday. “People coming in from the streets are looking for warm winter coats, sleeping bags, hoodies, toques and gloves. Community ser-

vice clients are looking for blankets, bed sheets and everyday clothing for themselves and their children that they otherwise just can’t afford.” For more information on the blanket drive, visit the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver website at www.rebgv.org or www.realtorscare.ca/bc.htm. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

Get in the spirit with craft class You can get crafty next week in Coquitlam and Port Moody: • Monday, Dec. 6: At Dogwood Pavilion, two gardeners will pass on their tips and tricks while assisting you to make either a Christmas wreath or centrepiece for your holiday decor (you must specify your choice when registering). All supplies are included in the $15 (plus HST) registration fee. The class will be held in the Centennial Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Call Dogwood Pavilion at 604-927-6089 to register. • Dec. 7 or 8: At the Port Moody rec complex, kids six to 10 years of age can build a “Santa’s gingerbread castle” that would impress even the craftiest of elves. All supplies are included in the $20-persession registration fee and the separate classes run from 3:45 to 5 p.m. each day. Register in person at the PoMo rec complex or Kyle Centre, by phone at 604-4694556/4561, or online at www.cityofportmoody. com/signmeup. And later in the month at the PoMo rec complex, there will be another kids’ craft class for children six to 10 years. Dec. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., participants will create gift tags, Christmas cards and gifts for friends and family. Cost is $20 and you can register as above.

Take a trip D o yo u h ave t h e urge to travel to exotic places? You can do so — but close to home — next week at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library. John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, will share memories and eye-catching photos from his trip to Morocco. Enjoy a tour of the ancient trading city of Marrakesh. Visit the coast fishing port of Essaouria. Cross the high Atlas Mountains by bus to the desert city of Quarzazate. The program runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Phone 604-927-7999 to reserve a spot.

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Socks, gloves & toques needed along with blankets With unseasonably cold temperatures already upon us, the need for the Realtors Care Blanket Drive could be higher than at any point in the donation drive’s 16-year history, according to its organizers. All Tri-Cities realtors are taking part in the southeastern B.C.-wide clothing and blanket drive, which collects new and gently used items for the area’s homeless and un-

derprivileged that wraps up next week. Through Dec. 6, Tri-City residents are urged to donate blankets and winter clothing — especially socks, gloves and toques — to their local realtors’ offices, from which they will be picked up and distributed to more than 30 charities from Whistler to Chilliwack. Following on the heels of the most successful year in the charity’s history, organiz-

ers hope to top 2009’s record of 4,350 bags of donations, which helped an estimated 13,200 people stay warm through the winter. “Our charities give us wish lists,” Deanna Horn, president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, said in a press release Tuesday. “People coming in from the streets are looking for warm winter coats, sleeping bags, hoodies, toques and gloves. Community ser-

vice clients are looking for blankets, bed sheets and everyday clothing for themselves and their children that they otherwise just can’t afford.” For more information on the blanket drive, visit the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver website at www.rebgv.org or www.realtorscare.ca/bc.htm. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

Get in the spirit with craft class You can get crafty next week in Coquitlam and Port Moody: • Monday, Dec. 6: At Dogwood Pavilion, two gardeners will pass on their tips and tricks while assisting you to make either a Christmas wreath or centrepiece for your holiday decor (you must specify your choice when registering). All supplies are included in the $15 (plus HST) registration fee. The class will be held in the Centennial Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Call Dogwood Pavilion at 604-927-6089 to register. • Dec. 7 or 8: At the Port Moody rec complex, kids six to 10 years of age can build a “Santa’s gingerbread castle” that would impress even the craftiest of elves. All supplies are included in the $20-persession registration fee and the separate classes run from 3:45 to 5 p.m. each day. Register in person at the PoMo rec complex or Kyle Centre, by phone at 604-4694556/4561, or online at www.cityofportmoody. com/signmeup. And later in the month at the PoMo rec complex, there will be another kids’ craft class for children six to 10 years. Dec. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., participants will create gift tags, Christmas cards and gifts for friends and family. Cost is $20 and you can register as above.

Take a trip D o yo u h ave t h e urge to travel to exotic places? You can do so — but close to home — next week at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library. John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, will share memories and eye-catching photos from his trip to Morocco. Enjoy a tour of the ancient trading city of Marrakesh. Visit the coast fishing port of Essaouria. Cross the high Atlas Mountains by bus to the desert city of Quarzazate. The program runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Phone 604-927-7999 to reserve a spot.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR SATURDAY, DEC. 4 • Christmas market hosted by the Gaby Davis Foundation, 1-4 p.m. in the River Springs recreation centre, 1950 Lodge Dr., Coquitlam. The Gaby Davis Foundation helps families affected by childhood cancer and has provided gifts and financial assistance to 24 families since 2008. Info: www. gabydavisfoundation.com or call 604-464-4229. • A workshop on Marriage Fortress for Well-Being, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Douglas College, David Lam Campus, Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Admission: $5, includes light lunch and refreshments. Featured: Susanne M. Alexander, a relationship and marriage coach. Registration: www.clusternews.net, lsapomo@ gmail.com or 778-2859991.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5 • Holiday Tea on the Train, 1-3 p.m., PoMo Station Museum, 2734 Murray St., PoMo (at Rocky Point Park). Take a break from your busy December schedule with tea, coffee or cocoa on the 1920s passenger car, complete with sweet treats and classic holiday music. Cost: $5 per person, no reservations needed. Also running Dec. 12 and 19. Info: Rebecca, 604-9391648 or pmmuseum@ telus.net.

TUESDAY, DEC. 7 • Surviving the Holidays seminar, 7-9 p.m., Coquitlam Alliance Church, 2601 Spuraway Ave. (corner of Mariner Way and Como Lake Avenue), Coquitlam. If you’ve lost a loved one, no matter how long ago, or are separated or divorced, the holidays can be a painful time – but there is hope. This seminar will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. Cost: $5 (covers the cost of a book). RSVP: shannon@cachurch.ca. • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting in ParkLane Room at ERH. All interested persons are invited to attend. Info: leave your name and phone number at 604-4612022, Local 2907. • Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition Tri-Cities committee meeting, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch (at city hall). If you ride your bike in the Tri-Cities, meet and work with other cyclists to help promote improved cycling facilities. Monthly meetings are open to all – VACC members or non-members. Info: John, 604-469-0361.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8 • Coquitlam Heritage Society special general meeting on bylaw revisions, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St. (light refreshments and networking at 6:30 p.m.). Everyone is welcome. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote.

THURSDAY, DEC. 9 • Commuter’s Sanctuary, 5-7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, 2318 St. Johns St., PoMo

(also runs Dec. 16). The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with a long to-do list for people and often they say, “I just need to get through the day… the week… the season.” From shopping to celebrating, we can tire ourselves out. Commuter’s Sanctuary is a rest stop along the way. The church invites you to stop in and enjoy the quiet of St. Andrew’s United Church sanctuary; you don’t need to be or do anything but are invited to sit in the quiet, collect your thoughts, prepare your heart for Christmas. Info: 604-9395513. • PoCo Ladies Legion Auxiliary Christmas dinner, 6 p.m., Legion Branch 133, PoCo. Info: 604-9417536. • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Christmas luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, 3251 Plateau Blvd., Coquitlam. Cost: members, $40, others, $50 (plus HST). Tickets: www.tricitieschamber.com or 604-4642716. • La Leche League Canada-Coquitlam meets at Share Family and Community Services Society, main floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody; doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topic: “The Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby.” All women interested in breastfeeding (and their children) are welcome to attend monthly LLL meetings. Info: www.lllc. ca. (Note: This month’s meeting schedule is adjusted to accommodate Remembrance Day.) • Tri-City Christian Women’s Club Luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Cathy Mogus on “How to have a perfect/ imperfect Christmas;” feature: Tom MacDonald sings. Reservations: Marie, 604-420-2667.

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

SATURDAY, DEC. 11 • Congregation of Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo, invites singles, couples and families for a free Christmas community dinner; doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Info: 604-9420022. • Bottle Drive by 1st PoCo Scouts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Kilmer elementary school, PoCo. For assured pick up in Mary Hill area, call 604-970-2579 and leave your phone number and address. • An afternoon of music and cookie decorating, noon-4 p.m., Mackin House Museum, Coquitlam. Enjoy a heritage Christmas with carollers and festive music; saxophonist Marlon Paulus plays at 1 p.m.; the Glen Pine Singers entertain at 2 p.m.; and

DEC. 4: LANTERNS AT MACKIN • Light Up the Square – A Lantern Affair, 4-7 p.m., at Mackin House Museum, Place des Arts and Fraser Mills Station, Coquitlam. Traditional storytelling at 5 p.m. courtesy of Coquitlam Public Library followed by carolling with a pianist at 6 p.m. There will be festive heritage decorations, tours and gingerbread decorating. the Lindbjerg Academy performs at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, DEC. 12 • Holiday Tea on the Train, 1-3 p.m., PoMo Station Museum, 2734 Murray St., PoMo (at Rocky Point Park). Take a break from your busy December schedule with tea, coffee or cocoa on the 1920s passenger car, complete with sweet treats and classic holiday music. Cost: $5 per person, no reservations needed. Also

running Dec. 19. Info: Rebecca, 604-939-1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net.

TUESDAY, DEC. 14 • PoCo Ladies Legion Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m., Legion Branch 133, PoCo. Info: 604-941-7536.

THURSDAY, DEC. 16 • Commuter’s Sanctuary, 5-7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, 2318 St. Johns St., PoMo. The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with a long to-do

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM: email: newsroom@tricitynews.com list for people and often they say, “I just need to get through the day… the week… the season.” From shopping to celebrating, we can tire ourselves out. Commuter’s Sanctuary is a rest stop along the way. The church invites you to stop in and enjoy the quiet of St. Andrew’s United Church sanctuary; you don’t need to be or do anything but are invited to sit in the quiet, collect your thoughts, prepare your heart for Christmas. Info: 604-939-5513. • Historical Book Club discusses Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace,” 2 p.m., Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) in the parlour – conversation, cookies and coffee. All welcome.

SENIORS • Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Dogwood

Pavilion and entertain as seniors’ homes weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 604-941-2375. • The Alzheimer Society of BC has two active support groups in the Tri-Cities. One meets on the second Wednesday of each month, the other meets on the last Wednesday of each month. People who are interested in participating in a caregiver support group should call Dorothy Leclair at 604-298-0780. • Glen Pine 50Plus group plays bridge Mondays, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-927-6940. • WHO (Women Helping Others), widows and single women over 50, meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m.noon, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-464-2058.

• WHO (Women Helping Others), for women who are on their own, meets Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam (behind city hall). Info: Kay, 604-469-5815. • Pinetree 50Plus group is now called Glen Pine 50Plus and has moved to the new Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam), where lunch is served weekdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Lemon Tree cafe. An interesting program still takes place Thursdays afternoons. Info: 604-927-6940. • New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games (5 cents per card). New players welcome. Info: Catherine, 604-937-7537. see page A39


A38 Tri-City News Friday, December 3, 2010

COMMUNITY CALENDAR SATURDAY, DEC. 4 • Christmas market hosted by the Gaby Davis Foundation, 1-4 p.m. in the River Springs recreation centre, 1950 Lodge Dr., Coquitlam. The Gaby Davis Foundation helps families affected by childhood cancer and has provided gifts and financial assistance to 24 families since 2008. Info: www. gabydavisfoundation.com or call 604-464-4229. • A workshop on Marriage Fortress for Well-Being, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Douglas College, David Lam Campus, Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Admission: $5, includes light lunch and refreshments. Featured: Susanne M. Alexander, a relationship and marriage coach. Registration: www.clusternews.net, lsapomo@ gmail.com or 778-2859991.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5 • Holiday Tea on the Train, 1-3 p.m., PoMo Station Museum, 2734 Murray St., PoMo (at Rocky Point Park). Take a break from your busy December schedule with tea, coffee or cocoa on the 1920s passenger car, complete with sweet treats and classic holiday music. Cost: $5 per person, no reservations needed. Also running Dec. 12 and 19. Info: Rebecca, 604-9391648 or pmmuseum@ telus.net.

TUESDAY, DEC. 7 • Surviving the Holidays seminar, 7-9 p.m., Coquitlam Alliance Church, 2601 Spuraway Ave. (corner of Mariner Way and Como Lake Avenue), Coquitlam. If you’ve lost a loved one, no matter how long ago, or are separated or divorced, the holidays can be a painful time – but there is hope. This seminar will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. Cost: $5 (covers the cost of a book). RSVP: shannon@cachurch.ca. • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting in ParkLane Room at ERH. All interested persons are invited to attend. Info: leave your name and phone number at 604-4612022, Local 2907. • Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition Tri-Cities committee meeting, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch (at city hall). If you ride your bike in the Tri-Cities, meet and work with other cyclists to help promote improved cycling facilities. Monthly meetings are open to all – VACC members or non-members. Info: John, 604-469-0361.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8 • Coquitlam Heritage Society special general meeting on bylaw revisions, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St. (light refreshments and networking at 6:30 p.m.). Everyone is welcome. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote.

THURSDAY, DEC. 9 • Commuter’s Sanctuary, 5-7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, 2318 St. Johns St., PoMo

(also runs Dec. 16). The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with a long to-do list for people and often they say, “I just need to get through the day… the week… the season.” From shopping to celebrating, we can tire ourselves out. Commuter’s Sanctuary is a rest stop along the way. The church invites you to stop in and enjoy the quiet of St. Andrew’s United Church sanctuary; you don’t need to be or do anything but are invited to sit in the quiet, collect your thoughts, prepare your heart for Christmas. Info: 604-9395513. • PoCo Ladies Legion Auxiliary Christmas dinner, 6 p.m., Legion Branch 133, PoCo. Info: 604-9417536. • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Christmas luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, 3251 Plateau Blvd., Coquitlam. Cost: members, $40, others, $50 (plus HST). Tickets: www.tricitieschamber.com or 604-4642716. • La Leche League Canada-Coquitlam meets at Share Family and Community Services Society, main floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody; doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topic: “The Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby.” All women interested in breastfeeding (and their children) are welcome to attend monthly LLL meetings. Info: www.lllc. ca. (Note: This month’s meeting schedule is adjusted to accommodate Remembrance Day.) • Tri-City Christian Women’s Club Luncheon, noon, Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker: Cathy Mogus on “How to have a perfect/ imperfect Christmas;” feature: Tom MacDonald sings. Reservations: Marie, 604-420-2667.

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

SATURDAY, DEC. 11 • Congregation of Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo, invites singles, couples and families for a free Christmas community dinner; doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Info: 604-9420022. • Bottle Drive by 1st PoCo Scouts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Kilmer elementary school, PoCo. For assured pick up in Mary Hill area, call 604-970-2579 and leave your phone number and address. • An afternoon of music and cookie decorating, noon-4 p.m., Mackin House Museum, Coquitlam. Enjoy a heritage Christmas with carollers and festive music; saxophonist Marlon Paulus plays at 1 p.m.; the Glen Pine Singers entertain at 2 p.m.; and

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

DEC. 4: LANTERNS AT MACKIN • Light Up the Square – A Lantern Affair, 4-7 p.m., at Mackin House Museum, Place des Arts and Fraser Mills Station, Coquitlam. Traditional storytelling at 5 p.m. courtesy of Coquitlam Public Library followed by carolling with a pianist at 6 p.m. There will be festive heritage decorations, tours and gingerbread decorating. the Lindbjerg Academy performs at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, DEC. 12 • Holiday Tea on the Train, 1-3 p.m., PoMo Station Museum, 2734 Murray St., PoMo (at Rocky Point Park). Take a break from your busy December schedule with tea, coffee or cocoa on the 1920s passenger car, complete with sweet treats and classic holiday music. Cost: $5 per person, no reservations needed. Also

running Dec. 19. Info: Rebecca, 604-939-1648 or pmmuseum@telus.net.

TUESDAY, DEC. 14 • PoCo Ladies Legion Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m., Legion Branch 133, PoCo. Info: 604-941-7536.

THURSDAY, DEC. 16 • Commuter’s Sanctuary, 5-7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, 2318 St. Johns St., PoMo. The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with a long to-do

list for people and often they say, “I just need to get through the day… the week… the season.” From shopping to celebrating, we can tire ourselves out. Commuter’s Sanctuary is a rest stop along the way. The church invites you to stop in and enjoy the quiet of St. Andrew’s United Church sanctuary; you don’t need to be or do anything but are invited to sit in the quiet, collect your thoughts, prepare your heart for Christmas. Info: 604-939-5513. • Historical Book Club discusses Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace,” 2 p.m., Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) in the parlour – conversation, cookies and coffee. All welcome.

SENIORS • Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Dogwood

Pavilion and entertain as seniors’ homes weekly. If you love to sing, you can join. Info: 604-941-2375. • The Alzheimer Society of BC has two active support groups in the Tri-Cities. One meets on the second Wednesday of each month, the other meets on the last Wednesday of each month. People who are interested in participating in a caregiver support group should call Dorothy Leclair at 604-298-0780. • Glen Pine 50Plus group plays bridge Mondays, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-927-6940. • WHO (Women Helping Others), widows and single women over 50, meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m.noon, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-464-2058.

• WHO (Women Helping Others), for women who are on their own, meets Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam (behind city hall). Info: Kay, 604-469-5815. • Pinetree 50Plus group is now called Glen Pine 50Plus and has moved to the new Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam), where lunch is served weekdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Lemon Tree cafe. An interesting program still takes place Thursdays afternoons. Info: 604-927-6940. • New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games (5 cents per card). New players welcome. Info: Catherine, 604-937-7537. see page A39

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rom the first fairy tales we read, in which the handsome price wins the beautiful princess and they ride into the sunset, to the perfect you-complete-me endings in the movies, we develop and strengthen the expectation that once we find our perfect partner we will live happily ever after. Yeah, right. Is there really such the thing as the perfect marriage and if so does marriage make us happy? Like many of you reading this, growing up, my parents reinforced the typical ideal life for which most of us aim. Build a rewarding and well-paid career, find a nice girl, get married, have kids, settle down and live happily ever after. This ideal is reinforced throughout North-American society. Over the past 20 years, leading psychology researchers have tried to answer the question of whether marriage makes us happy. Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard researcher and author of the book Stumbling upon Happiness, addressed this very topic as the opening speaker at this year’s American Association of Psychologists convention. He focused on three main points: • It’s not marriage that makes IN QUOTES you happy, its happy marriage that makes you happy. Gilbert discussed how married people are happier than unmarried ones, that marriage seems on average to buy us 10 years or so of happiness, that happiness is more about the quality of our social relationships. • If you hear someone who say money can’t buy you happiness, say, “Give me yours.” People with money generally are better nourished, able to travel, worry less about their children and enjoy greater freedom Dr. Owen James in their lives. • Happiness falls for both men and women after the first child is born; 20 years of research has reinforced that people without children are happier than people with children. While research data supports the notion that children don’t make their parents happy, Gilberts acknowledged that parents need to believe they do because of the time and effort it takes to raise them well. I don’t subscribe to the notion that marriage should be easy. Living with someone who has different expectations about parenting, money, sex, housework, work, different thoughts and feelings, relatives or friends that you don’t like, or habits that are annoying — why should it be easy? Marriages are hard work and require, time, attention and nurturing to continue to flourish. People change over the years so it’s inevitable that a relationship will change. Marriage problems should be expected but they can be overcome.

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OT derails Express once again bled back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits versus Surrey and forced overtime when Jared Eng tallied with 51 seconds left in regulation. But overtime, and specifically Hunt, proved to be a killer for Coquitlam. “It was a gut-wrenching end to the game, though, when a long shot found the back of the net,” Kerr said. “But the encouraging aspect was [our] ability to rally in third period with three goals.” Coquitlam p r o d u c t M i c h a e l Krgovich had one assist against his for mer team when he helped set up captain Garrick Perry for the Express’s first marker on a powerplay at 4:11 of the third. Another Coquitlam native, defenceman Riley McIntosh, drew a helper on Eng’s tying tally, while Massimo Lamacchia also struck net in a losing effort. The Eagles out-shot the Express 43-35, including 26-13 in the first two periods before Coquitlam surged for a 22-15 advantage in the third. Goalie Khaleed D ev j i c o n t i nu e s t o be a standout for the Express, blocking 39 shots in Surrey. ICING: The Express reduced their roster to 21 after the game when they released Steven Axford and Cole Manning... Coquitlam visits Nanaimo, Alberni Valley, Powell River and Surrey again before opening a six-game home stand starting with the Langley Chiefs on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Sports Centre, 7 p.m.

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P.J. Balshaw (21) of the Port Moody Magpies controls the ball while the Golden Ears Miners’ Tyler Bodnarchuk attacks during a Fraser Valley Soccer League men’s Div. 3A contest Sunday in the Bradner Cup series at PoMo turf field. The Magpies soared to a 6-0 win.

Rocky start for Rapids at BC’s Riverside Rapids got off to a rocky start Wednesday at the B.C. AAA senior boys high school volleyball championships in Kelowna. After opening with a tough three-set victory (25-17, 20-25, 15-10) over east Vancouver’s Eric Hamber Griffins, the Rapids lost their next two matches in straight sets –– 17-25, 17-25 to the host Kelowna Owls and 20-25, 23-25 to Victoria’s Oak Bay Breakers. The results left the 1-2 Rapids in third place in their four-team round-robin pool, behind 3-0 Kelowna and 2-1 Oak Bay and ahead of 0-3 Eric Hamber, heading into Thursday’s action (after The News’ deadline) in the 16-team tournament. Meanwhile, the Riverside gals blitzed the West Vancouver Highlanders 25-6, 25-15 in their opening game yesterday (Thursday) in the B.C. AAAA senior girls championships in Nanaimo. Port Moody’s Heritage Woods Kodiaks weren’t as fortunate, falling 21-25, 25-19, 13-15 to the North Peace Ookapik of Fort St. John.

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Overtime continues to be extremely unkind to the Coquitlam Express. Dale Hunt’s long shot found net with 16 ticks left in the five-minute extra stanza as the Surrey Eagles trimmed the tough-luck Express 4-3 Wednesday at South Surrey Arena. T h e B . C . H o cke y League result was the sixth straight loss for the Express, who dipped to 10-13-1-6 to remain in seventh spot in the eightteam Coastal Conference –– ahead of only the Cowichan Valley Capitals by a meagre two points. Express assistant coach Grant Kerr found solace in the team at least garnering a single point as it embarked on its first of five straight road games. The Express are winless in all seven of their overtime games this season, which have resulted in six loses, one tie and a whole bunch of heartache. “When marooned in the desert, even a sip of water is better than nothing at all when it comes to survival,” Ker r wrote on the Express team website. “In hockey then, a point is definitely better than none at all. [But] those s q u a n d e re d p o i n t s, seven in total, make a huge difference in the standings.” For instance, had the Express grabbed those seven points they’d currently be sitting in a fifth-place tie with the Nanaimo Clippers. The Express scram-

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RUSH is on for 7th year Suburban RUSH adventure race set for Saturday, April 30 is expecting to again be a big hit with competitors and fans alike for its seventh consecutive year. The 30 km off-road adventure race has recreational athletes competing solo or in teams of two in mountain biking, trekking and mystery challenges in the trail network of Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Race organizers have received such rave reviews from the community and local competitors that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided to add a new component for kids. Children age 3-7 years will get the opportunity to participate in an age-appropriate mini

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you wish with the pine strips while glueing the end together. Cut the front and back from your veneer or plywood pieces to fit the side you have already made. Glue the front and back to the sides, and you now have a box. Next cut through the center of all four sides of your box, providing two halves. Trim to your desired width and line the inside of each half with closed cell foam. Attach two dollhouse hinges to your two halves and you have a wood fly or lure box.

To personalize the box, coat the outside with lacquer, then add folk art, decals and orcalligraphy. Lastly, seal and finish your box with two or more coats of varathane. Larger boxes can be quickly made from old briefcases. In this version, remove all the inner lining and reline with closed cell foam. Personalize the exterior of the case with decals and or leather paint. Angling lore dictates that no box should be passed on empty; so do remember to attach

some flies or lures to the inside of each box.

THE REPORT At this writing, our Lower Mainland lakes were still under ice. As an alternate, I suggest one our beaches or estuaries for sea-run cutthroat. Try Epoxy Minnow, Tied Down Minnow, Muddler Minnow, Clouser’s deep Minnow, Lioness, Grizzly King, Mickey Finn, Coachman, Knudson’s Spider, Zulu, Purple Joe or Borden Special. The Fraser River is slow to fair for cutthroat and dolly varden. For cutthroat try

Rolled Muddler, Mickey Finn, Eggo, Tied Down Minnow, Epoxy Minnow, black, Flesh Fly, Stone, Professor, Lioness, Coachman, Zulu, Chez Nymph. For dolly varden try Large (#4 to #1) Eggo, Dolly Whacker, Bucktail, Epoxy Minnow, Big Black, Muddler or Zunker. The Vedder River is slow for cutthroat and rainbow. For rainbow try rolled Muddler, Mickey Finn, Eggo, Flesh Fly, Kaufmann Black Stone, Black Gnat, Zulu, Chez Nymph, Big Black, Sixpack or Renegade. The Stave River is fair

for coho and cutthroat. For coho try Christmas Tree, Rolled Muddler, Epoxy Minnow, Dolly Whacker, Tied Down Minnow, Bucktail, olive or black Wooly Bugger, Coho Blue, Blue Christmas, Bite Me, Eggo or Egg Sucking Leach. The Harrison River is fair for coho, cutthroat and rainbow. The Chehalis River is slow for coho.

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IMAGINATION KINGDOM licensed Family Daycare in north PoCo. F/TP/T spaces, 6/mo’s up. ECE cert/First Aid. 604-468-9105.

-- Corner of Smith & Robinson --

(604) 937-3020 www.mountainviewgroupdaycare.com

FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Performing and documenting planned and irregular maintenance to the building HVAC systems, including central cooling and heating system. Operation of DDC controls, Fire alarm systems. Minor electrical repairs. Ensure all life safety systems (sprinklers, extinguishers etc.) are maintained. Touch up painting and minor building repairs, carpentry, plumbing etc. Help with set-up of ongoing promotions and décor as needed.

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Qualifications: •

4th Class Power Engineering Certificate. Experience in building maintenance including the handling and maintenance of various pieces of power equipment. Must be able to work independently. Occasional heavy lifting and working from heights. Must have a valid B.C. driver’s license.

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PRE-SCHOOLS SUNNY GATE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Preschool & Kindergarten ✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶✶ ✶✶✶✶✶✶✶

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WE OFFER: ✶ Preschool AM & PM ✶ Full Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ✶ Jumpstart Music ✶ Let’s Dance Drama ✶ French ✶ Full Day Kindergarten Now accepting registration for January 2010 Inside LBD Lord Baden Powell School

450 Joyce St., Coquitlam (across from the Vancouver Golf Course off Austin)

Interested applicants should contact: David Smyth, Operations Supervisor, dsmyth@morguard.com no later than December 5th, 2010.

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free: 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Direct reach to BC Sportsmen and women...Advertise in the 2011 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, amazing circulation 400,000 copies, year long impact for your business! Please call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 or email fish@mondaytourism.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Looking for foreman/trainer for custom architectural sheet metal fabrication and installation. Good pay + benefit Fax resume: 604-299-9104.

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IAM CARES SOCIETY for people with all types of disabilities Coquitlam Surrey North Shore Vancouver

Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 www.dgscanada.ca Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding Available. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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CRITTER CARE WILDLIFE SOCIETY 604-530-2054

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SPREE December 6th-20th, 2010 9:30am - 5:00pm 481 - 216th Street, Langley

Please support your local wildlife shelter, meet Hoover, our resident Bobcat and get a jump on your Christmas Shopping with items such as animal trinket boxes, hoodies and much, much more.

604-468-7301 604-580-2226 604-990-0800 604-731-8504

Call IAM CARES SOCIETY Today bcclassified.com Funded in part or whole through the Canada British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

Optician Training Start January 17, 2011 BC College Of Optics 604-581-0101

www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

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HELP WANTED

Carriers Needed The following routes are now available to deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area: #8158 304-409 Dartmoor Dr 2500-2519 Penhurst Crt 2603-2688 Rogate Ave #9878 500-1528 Greenstone Crt 2620-2642 Marble Crt 2610-2641 Pamorama Dr #8154 2270-2498 Latimer Ave 2251-2498 Warrenton Ave #8518 1370-1440 Cambridge Dr (even) 1305-1427 Foster Ave 656-669 Gatensbury St 1507 Grover Ave 649-651 Schoolhouse St #8761 3375-3394 Creston Close 3370-3424 Don Moore Dr 3382-3386 Edwin Close 3381-3427 Gislason Ave 1281-1283 Toronto St #6062 802-1274 Alderside Rd (even) #6002 3313-3375 Dewdney Trunk Rd 101-102 Fraser St #8401 739-923 Foster Ave (odd) 730-920 Sprice Ave

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? Qualified applicants receive training, support and remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

Rental Chairs Available

DGS CANADA

Call us at 604-931-1549 or Cel: 604-715-9299

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EDUCATION

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out the following routine maintenance on a daily basis:

Mountainview

at MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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DO you have a Disability or Chronic Condition? Are you Unemployed? Looking for Work?

F Group Daycare F Pre-School F Before & Afterschool *PHONICS *ART *SCIENCE *MATH *FRENCH Full-Time and Part-Time

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR AN ENGINEER AT COQUITLAM CENTRE

CHILDREN

AGREEMENT

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

--- $400/month ---

Marshall Hair Salon 658 Clarke Rd. Coquitlam

Ph: 604-931-0606 130

HELP WANTED

#8644 1501-1765 Austin Ave (odd) 1707-1769 Haversley Ave 1707-1775 King Albert Ave 502-544 Laurentian Cres (even) 506-563 Poirier St #8111 1900-2080 Austin Ave (even) 1901-2087 Edgewood Ave 407-483 Glenholme St 411-496 Midvale St 395-495 Montgomery St 1904-1912 Rhodena Ave #6058 421-450 Campbell Rd 408-412 Elm St (even) 1-11 Harbour Pl 409-585 Ioco Rd 10-30 Mercier Rd 463-541 San Remo Dr 423-433 Sentinel Rd #9899 3180-3195 Caufield Ridge 3090-3171 Plateau Blvd #9038 2281-2387 Argue St #9023 2701-2717 Anvil Green 738-788 Cannon Green 2609-2698 Fortress Crt 2603-2698 Fortress Dr 806-868 Musket Terr #8743 1951-2007 Bow Dr 1890-1999 Elizabeth Dr 1281-1300 Flynn Cres 1284-1291 Gable Dr 1282-1298 Novak Dr 2019-2027 Shaughnessy Pl

1306-1320 Shaughnessy St (even) OTHER ROUTES NOT LISTED MAY BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL TO ENQUIRE. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation

@ 604-472-3042 and quote the route number. FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 Hi-Mart (Port Coquitlam) 1. F/T Butcher 2-3 yrs exp. Highschool grad. $18.50/H cut & trim meats. 2. F/T Produce Manager 2-3 yrs exp. High school grad. $17.25/H Plan and direct daily operations. Fax: 604-942-3243 PERSON TO assist residents to and from the hair salon within the building of a Coquitlam Seniors Care home. 2-3 days per week. 604-420-9339

NORTHERN VANCOUVER Island GM dealership seeking a qualified automotive painter. ICBC credentials an asset. Ideal applicant familiar with water based systems, computers & estimating ability would also be considered for working management position. Pay is industry competitive. Send resume attn: Cory to: admin@klassengm.com

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

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CHRISTMAS CORNER

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CHRISTMAS CORNER

CARLSON’S U-Cut Tree Farm Douglas, Grand & Fraser Firs, Scotch Pines, all up to 10’ Week Days 12-5pm Weekends 9-5pm Comp. hot chocolate View our Barnyard Animals. 11790-246 St., Maple Ridge (off Dewdney) 604-467-7992 Cash or Cheque CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE SUN. DEC. 5, 1-5 HANDMADE 1 OF A KIND UNIQUE, 1ST TIME TO PUBLIC DESIGNS BY LADY EM

COQUITLAM Centre ..... area ..... approximately 1000 sq/ft Amenity/Party Room kitchen, bathroom, wheelchair access,

holds 40-50 people

Perfect for: Holiday Parties *Seminars *Meetings *Events For details on Rates/ Bookings 604-944-2963

213 LABAL SQUARE COQUITLAM, 604-931-6616 YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!! THERE WILL BE SPECIALS

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHRISTMAS SALE Sat., Dec 4th, 10am-5pm

22837 137th Ave

Maple Ridge - Silver Ridge (off Foreman Drive & Haley) *Department 56 Christmas Items *Unique Gifts *Limited Ed. Prints *Ruby Flashed Glass *More. 604-477-0906

GIESBRECHT’S TREE FARM

Growers of Quality BC Christmas Trees ❄ Noble Fir ❄ Fraser Fir ❄ Grand Fir ❄ Douglas Fir 3 ft-9 ft & Prices for every budget Fresh cut and individually displayed. Open 9am - 7pm Daily 5871 248th St, Langley, BC www.giesbrechtstreefarm.com

The Holiday Season is upon us... We would like to invite you and a guest(s) to our:

ARTISTS STUDIO SALE Canvas & Framed Prints Great Gift Ideas Save up to 70% off suggested retail prices This is a once a year event for only 2 days! Saturday, Dec., 4 10:00am to 8:00pm Sunday, Dec., 5, 10:00am to 4:00pm 11673-192A Street, Pitt Meadows

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HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 136A JANITORIAL SERVICES LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS Dayshifts only (weekdays/weekends)

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

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

Kristy 604.488.9161

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

GM EAST INDIAN Restaurant is now hiring: Dishwasher, Kitchen helper & Servers full time & part time. Drop in with resume to 20726 Lougheed Hwy, between 2 & 5pm. MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

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604-460-8058

TRADES, TECHNICAL

MANNY’S CONCRETE contracting Ltd. Concrete Finisher, P/F, $26p/h ASAP, 3 yrs exp. Eng. Spk, Duties: Level top surface of concrete, impart desired finish concrete etc. apply by mdacosta@shaw.ca

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 DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

TUTORS / TEACHERS NEEDED Coquitlam / Port Moody area. Teacher cert. req. or apply online www.acumeneducation.ca $25/hr. Phone: 1-877-864-4010

#7 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk, M.Ridge Christmas hours 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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HOME CARE

Happy Home Care for seniors with S Personal Care S Companionship S In House Assistance S Licensed & Insured Call: 778-867-9135

www.HappyHomeCare.ca

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The Best Team & Service ! 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

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CLEANING SERV. European exp, trustworthy, exc ref’’s, bondable. Free Est Alexandra 604-942-5024. CLEANING SPECIAL Rates as low as $60/mo. Price incl. cleaning supp. Free estimates. Call A-TECH Services at 604-230-3539

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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

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

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CONTRACTORS

ECLIPSE GLASS www.eclipseglass.ca Frameless Shower Glass

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE 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

604-710-2779

info@eclispeglass.ca

FENCING

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

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Mirrors

Free Estimate

ELECTRICAL

#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 460-8867. REISINGER Electrical (#102055) Bonded, Specializing in Renos, New Const, (Comm./Res.)Free Est 25 Yrs Exp. 778.885.7074 Trent YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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DRYWALL

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 BOARDING, TAPING, painting, renovations. Big & small jobs, quality work. Free estimates. Roman 604-931-4132 or 726-4132. COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. ref’’s. reno’’s, reasonable rates. All work guaranteed. 604941-8261, cell 778-999-2754. FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 Taping & Finishing, Recoat textured ceilings & Respray 30 yrs exp. Call Del 604-505-3826 / (604)476-1154 WHITE WALL DRYWALL INC. SteelStud*Boarding*Taping*Texture Free Estimates. 604-936-9601.

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING Specialists in:

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

Ph: 604-469-2331 281

GARDENING

ATC LANDSCAPE Landscape Maintenance Services

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

604.720.2853 Fully Insured. Member of BBB.

www.atclandscape.com Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

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

465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS FREE GUTTER CLEANING With installation of gutter guard system. For info cascadegutters.ca 604-319-9598

GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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

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

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

Tax Return

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Corporate, Personal, Discount for Seniors, accountableaccounting.ca

CALL 604-468-2287 206

Call 1-604-557-3583 for details INVESTMENT OF $25,000 REQUIRED.

LEGAL SERVICES

#1 IN PARDONS Remove Your Criminal Record! Get started TODAY for ONLY $49.95/mo. Limited Time Offer. FASTEST, GUARANTEED Pardon In Canada. FREE consultation: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

Are you a “problem solver”? Can you talk to people with empathy and understanding? Ever thought of starting a business?

CLEANING SERVICES

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

182 PALADIN SECURITY is now seeking high profile, experienced Security Officers with a flexible availability. We are recruiting for positions across the lower mainland. We provide free training, career advancement opportunity and a comprehensive benefits package. Interested? Submit your resume to H RVa n c o u ve r @ p a l a d i n s e curity.com

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~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~

EXCAVATOR OPERATORS (5 yrs. exp.) & PIPE LAYER required immediately. F/T opportunities. Must have manhole placement and benching experience. Competitive Wages & Benefits. E-mail resume: info@directional.ca or Fax: 604-513-9821 SKILLED SHEET METAL INSTALLERS wanted to work in the downtown Vancouver area. Slab duct, restaurants, Townhouses, etc. Vehicle an asset. Pls call Doug (604) 786-7606 or 466-3606.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

12-10O OC3

Rejuvenating Cilie’s Day Spa Call For Details Reasonable Price 604-771-0322

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Westwood & Lincoln - Coquitlam

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

Full-Time Receptionist The Role: As a Receptionist at SMS Equipment Inc., you will be responsible for the operating our busy multi-line switchboard in our Port Coquitlam location, assisting walk-in clients and visitors, maintaining ofÀce supplies and equipment, preparing bank deposits, completing accounts payable and receivables processes as well as a many other administrative duties that may be assigned to you by the Branch Administrator. You will be the integral person for all of our customer service as clients come and visitors come through our main doors. QualiÀcations: • Completion of High School Diploma or the completion of the OfÀce Administration Diploma. • 3 or more years of ofÀce administration experience in an industrial environment with A/P and A/R experience. • Excellent computer skills with a strong knowledge of Microsoft OfÀce Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook). • Proven general ofÀce and administrative skills. • Experience with a busy multi-line switchboard. • Effective communication, time management, and prioritization skills with a strong attention to detail. QualiÀed applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes quoting reference number R-14740-101018 to: Email address: bcjobs@smsequip.com Fax: 604.942.1334 For more information, please visit our website at: www.smsequip.com

MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes

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CARPET INSTALLATION

All Carpet & Lino Installations Repair/Restreching, 28 years exp. Work guaranteed. 10% Seniors. Discount. Call Cliff 604-462-0669 FLOOR LAYER: 30 YEARS EXP. Carpet, Lino & repairs. Work Guar’d! Gary 604-585-2044.

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ELECTRO MECHANIC / MOTOR WINDERS SMS is looking to fill full time / permanent positions at our Port Coquitlam repair facility. You are an experienced Journeyman with your Interprovincial or equivalent Provincial Journey Tradesperson qualification. You will possess good communication and organizational skills. Experienced with large electro/mechanical drives would be an asset. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes on or before Monday, December 20th, 2010. We thank those who apply; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Attn: Branch Administrator 1923 McLean Ave Port Coquitlam BC V3C-1N1 Fax: (604) 942-1334 Email: bcjobs@smsequip.com

Two open heart surgeries. One big need. Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give. 1.888.663.3033 beasuperhero.ca


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

R.B. HOME MAINTENANCE. Gutter cleaning & repairs. Licensed & Insured. Other Home Services Available. Call Rick 604-928-5769

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

Bedwell Property Services Additions & Renovations Residential or Commercial Since 1988. Fully insured and licensed. Please call Jerome Penner

604-808-6874

HOME IMPROVEMENTS RENO & REPAIR

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

or bedwellprop@aol.com If I can’t do it It can’t be done Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076 HOOT & OWL BE THERE! BUILDING MAINT & REPAIRS LTD. Renovations & repairs Concrete, asphalt, vinyl decks, Roof & gutter repairs Custom bathrooms & tile work. Reliable contractor Email: hoot&owl@telus.net

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

35 years exp. No job too small. 604-710-8184 or 604-941-7988.

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

604-949-1399 www.home-garden.ca RENOVATIONS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

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

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MISC SERVICES

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

✶Dump Site Now Open✶ D Broken Concrete RocksD $21.00 Per Metric Ton D Mud Dirt Sod ClayD $21.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $56.00 Per Ton

Meadows Landscape Supply (604)465-1311

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MOVING & STORAGE

27 Years in bus. A Moving Experience. Fast, dependable service. L & D Enterprises. Seniors Disc. Will pack your POD. 604-464-5872.

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MOVING & STORAGE

$30 / PER HOUR - ABE MOVING *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of moving/packing. Excellent Service. Reas. rates! Different from the rest. 604-861-8885 www.advancemovingbc.com ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1man $35/hr, 2men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience-604 506-7576

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

PAINT SPECIAL

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

Robert J. O’Brien

EZ GO MOVERS

604-728-5643

Quick & Reliable Movers

From $48/per

329 PAINTING & DECORATING # 1 PAY-LESS Painting Interior FALL Special LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

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

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

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

~ 25% off with this ad ~

Call: (604)518-0974

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SNOWCLEARING

GENTLEMEN SNOW REMOVAL Driveways/Sidewalks/Roofs/Salting & Ice removal. Micah 604-230-0429

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

- Est. 1989 F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

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

338

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! AMAN’S PLUMBING SERVICES Lic.gas fitter. Reas $. 778-895-2005 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, clogged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

PET SERVICES

Its All Pawsitive Professional Dog Grooming ***XMAS SPECIAL***

NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941 Plumbing Repair & Installations Hot water tanks, dishwasher, fridge dispenser, toilets, sinks. Best Rates Call Bob 604-225-5733

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS J.J. ROOFING ~ $ BEST PRICE $ New Roofs / Re-Roofs. Repair Specialist. Free Estimates. Ref’s. WCB Insured. Jas @ 604-726-6345 LEAKY ROOF ? 25 years experience. Guaranteed repairs. Member of BBB. Call Randy (604)612-0400

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

Call 604-908-3648

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

Interior Master’s

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD

474

20% off all grooming needs First time clients Offer ends Jan 1, 2011

604.723.8434 Christmas Special 15% off • Top Quality • Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Estimates

PETS

TREE SERVICES

PRIMO PAINTING

A name you can trust

STARBRUSH PAINTING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

374

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

A604-787-8061 A604-537-4140

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

PLUMBING

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats

$45/Hr

604-580-2171

338

A-Grade Plumbing Heating & Drainage. Lic’d local plumber / gas fitter. Free est. Guar’d work 778.881.7598

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

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

www.ezgomovers.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

#1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339 LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL. For your lowest prices. 7 days a week. Call Isaac (604)727-5232

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

604-942-6907

EXTRA CHEAP

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

RECYCLE-IT! #1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL

604.587.5865

www.recycle-it-now.com RED’S RUBBISH REMOVAL. Christmas Lights ~ Home Maintenance. Reasonable Rates. Call Red 604-290-7033

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

www.itsallpawsitive.com

477

PETS

AKITA SHEPHERD X PUPS born Oct. 17, family raised, vet chkd 1st shots $260/ea. 604-856-0469 BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog puppies vet checked,1st shots for more info, call Jen 604-807-3853 or jenv411@hotmail.com BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. M $350; F $400, Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360, 604-856-7975 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. 1 (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 ENGLISH LAB RETRIEVER PUPS avail now. 1 male 1 female left. $600 each. 604-593-1532 ENGLISH MASTIFF pups, M/F, p/b, papers, microchipped, dewormed, 1st shots. $1850. 604-316-5644. Golden Retrievers, 8 wks, vet check view parents, born oct 2. Ready to go. $600 (604)796-2886/799-7033 LAB PUPS, yellows & blacks, CKC reg p/b, shots, tattooed, exc temp, view parents, $750. 604-377-0820 MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915. MINI SCHNAUZER, purebred, salt & pepper, F, vac, vet ✓, micro chip, ready. $650.604-318-0465 Langley NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! www.856-dogs.com or call: 604856-3647. PB. CHOC. LAB (f) & PB black Lab. (f) 16 wks. old $650. Father on site. 604-768-7394. PUGS, fawn, 3 female, ready for X Mas. vet check, dwrmed, 1st shots, family raised, $550. 604-796-2727 PUREBRED Doberman puppies, ready for Christmas. 6 girls, 3 boys $900 obo. 604-807-9095. SHIH TZU, beautiful puppies, 2 F, 1 M, black/white, shots & dewrmd, 8 wks, $550 ea.Call (604)864-9826. Wolf X Shepherd pups, $350. blk w/markings, dewormed, view parents. chrisjo@telus.net (604)8692772 Laidlaw, Hope


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PETS 477

PETS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 750

SUITES, LOWER

TRANSPORTATION 818

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

COQUITLAM

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

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

PARKSIDE APT

COQUITLAM

THE PERFECT LOCATION

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

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

Call (604) 931-2670

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

YORKIE POODLE. 1 male. Vet ✓, wormed, 1st shots. Yorkie colored. $550. 778-574-2001 YORKSHIRE PUPPIES. 1 Female, 1 Male. 1st shots. Ready to go. $1300. Phone (604)845-4526. Yorkshire Terrier pups, CKC reg’d, 1st shots. vet ✓ $1100-$1300. M/F, Ready Dec 9. 604-793-2063

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

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

533

FERTILIZERS

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

545

FUEL

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

SHERWOOD APT 1 & 2 Bdrms in excel location near SFU.

Call 604-830-9781 Glendale Apt 1 & 2 Bdrms, 5 mins to Lougheed Mall and skytrain.

Call 604-931-2024 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM

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

REAL ESTATE 609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

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

636

MORTGAGES

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

604-721-9020 COQUITLAM:

GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP 2865 Packard Ave.

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

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

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM, 1210 Pacific St. 3rd floor, 2 bdrm apt. Nr Coquitlam Centre. 954 sq.ft. 26’ balcony. D/W. hotwater, 2 secure prkg. $950/mo. Avail now. N/S. N/P. 604-464-5914 COQUITLAM: 1 bdrm. $740. Avail. Jan. Balcony. Nr. SFU, Skytrain, L/Mall N/P.N/S. 1-604-939-4155

COQUITLAM CENTRE “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm $1225/mo *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

604-944-2963

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $740/mo GREAT LOCATION

Queen Anne Apts. * Renovated Suites * Clean, very quiet, large,

604-464-4921

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO

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)

COQUITLAM nr L’heed mall/skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg, quiet, n/p, gated prkg, video surveillance, 1 bdrm $780, incl heat, h/w, Jan. 1, Crime-Free, Cert. 604-937-7812 www.greatapartments.ca Coquitlam/Port Moody

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

Hyland Manor 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.

706

1 bdrm. from $775/mo.

Now accepting applic’s for 1 & 2 bdrm apt’s. Share purchase req’d

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

RENTALS

S Impeccably clean S Heat S H/water S Parking S Ldry

www.apt4rent.ca

751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam

www.dannyevans.ca

Port Coq ~ 604-941-5452 or 604-944-7889 FREE PREMIUM CABLE $80 Value

DON’T MISS THIS!

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Derek Manor 2048 Manning Ave.

Website:www.aptrentals.com

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

627

604-936-4774

COQUITLAM

COQUITLAM BABY GRAND PIANO. Black Pearl River, Yamaha inside. 6 yrs. old. $5200. 604-302-9042 PIANO, older upright, Melotone. incl., bench. Good cond., needs tuning. $750 (604)792-4174

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

For info call 604-834-4097

MOVE-IN BONUS! $725. 1 bdrm apt Incl. hot water & parking. Quiet building. Near SFU & Lougheed Mall. No pets.

Near Shopping & Amenities.

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings

Bottom of Burnaby Mtn, SFU 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom Apts & Townhouses. Rent includes heat, fenced yard, u/g prkg. Share purchase starts at $1600. Email: novavitacoop2010@hotmail.com

736

HOMES FOR RENT

COQ 2 Bdrm large house, shed & garage. 936 Rochester Ave. 5 Appli’s, nice clean reliable family. No pets, $1275. Refs. 604-875-6543. COQ. 900blk Rochester. lrg 5Bdrm, 2ba, 5appl, shed, full bsmt. New paint, tiles & carpets. Lge reliable family. Ref’s. N/P. $1850. 875-6543 COQUITLAM, 3/bdrm private & spacious house on Burke Mountain. Incl f/p, 3 car parking, close to elementary school, pets ok. Avail now ONLY $1200/mo. Call 604-3148242 MAPLE RIDGE 4 bdrm 2 bath. lrg living spaces on acreage. 2 car garage w/workbench. alarm. $1600/month. 249 St/108 Ave. 604762-2086 MAPLE RIDGE New luxury 3 bdrm townhouse. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, cozy fireplace and double garage. Minutes to Lougheed Hwy, close to all amenities. $2000/mo Susan 604-805-0579 PORT COQUITLAM, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, nice yard, w/d, NS/NP avail immed. $1800+ utils. 604-929-4138 WESTWOOD PLATEAU 5 bdrm, 3.5 bath, dble gar., 2 fireplace, greenbelt, n/s, n/p. $2250 604-5185204

741

OFFICE/RETAIL

COQUITLAM Centre Area 750 + SQ/FT OFFICE space with small kitchen.

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

Call: 604-460-7539

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

604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818 POCO Lge 2 bdrm, upper floor, sep. ent, newly renovated, close to Poco City Hall, no pets, ref, $750 plus util. Paula 604-802-4039 PORT COQUITLAM

2 Bdrm Suites Available With Large Balcony / Patio

604-944-2963

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 COQUITLAM: 3 bdrm condo 2 baths, N/S N/P. Across from school. 1 sec. prkg. & strge. Insuite ldry. Dec. 15. $1350. 604-723-1473 PORT COQUITLAM

CEDARWAY APT

Cedar Grove Apartments

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

Fab location close to everything. 1 bdrm suites avail. Mins from Lougheed Mall, Skytrain Shopping & parks. Bus station right in front. Parking and Laundry room.

Call 604-837-4589

For more info & viewing call

TOP FLOOR 1 BDRM APT

COQUITLAM **Top floor/large 2 bdr prime loc! Coq Ctr Mall/Bus 2 bth!! 5 App. D/W, W/D/Gas F/P Pets okay $1350 778-285-1512 MAPLE RIDGE, W. Modern 1 bdrm condo. Gas F/P, 5 appls, inste W/D, sec prkg. $750/mo. Avail Dec. 15th. Call 604-942-6404. PITT MEADOWS ‘’The Origin’’, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 ba, 6 appls. N/S, N/P $1050. Avail immed. 604-467-6602 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $775/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

CO-OP RENTALS NOVA VITA CO-OP

The Meadows

Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms

Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

711

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

Beata 778-788-1840

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

PITT MEADOWS

For more info & viewing call

655 North Rd, Coquitlam

Call 604-724-6967 WESTWOOD Plateau, 2 bdrm, 2 ba Montreux Bldg, 1 prkg, Avail Jan 1. $1295/mo. 604-941-3259

Call for showing 604-931-4014 ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, CKC reg. 9 weeks. Champion German lines. Pet & show stock to approved homes. 604 - 287 - 7688

PORT MOODY

Welcome Home !

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

604-464-3550 PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 bdrm condo. 5 appls. Gas F/P. Nr rec ctr, transit & library. Avail now. $1150/mo. N/P. N/S. 604-524-3353. PORT MOODY, Newport Village lux 1800 SF 3 BR 2 Ba inlet view condo SS appl. inste lndry rm W/D, HW, lam, tile flrs $2275 604-4690749 PORT MOODY. Now renting ~ Villa Leah 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. suites. $950 $1475/mo Newly reno’d & upgraded Available immed. 778-355-6677

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION Port Coquitlam, Roomate/s to sh 2 bdrm + den T.H. 3 lvl, 2.5 baths. Gym on grnd flr NS/NP. $650 incl utils. 604-945-0340 / 604-317-5745

749

COQUITLAM WEST Large and spacious newly renovated 1150 square foot 2 bedroom suite available in desirable Coquitlam West. Plenty of natural light. Private and secure separate entrance. 10 minutes walking distance to Lougheed Mall and skytrain. 15 minutes walking distance to Coquitlam College. Steps to nearest transit stop. Utilities, digital cable and full laundry (washer and dryer) all included in rent. No pets / No smoking please. Perfect suite for a small family or a single person/student. Please call Basil at 604-562-9667 or 604-936-1749 to book an appointment for viewing. Rent : $1200 Available Dec 1st

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

PORT COQUITLAM. Grd lvl 2 bdrm & den. 1½ baths. $925 utils incl. N/S N/P. Jan. 1. 604-944-5957.

1995 HONDA ACCORD EX 5/spd very clean, sedan, 222K. Extras incl alarm & 2 sets of summer & winter tires/rims. $4700. 604-858-4107. 1995 HYUNDAI 4 dr. auto, fully loaded. Runs very good. Air Cared. Asking $850 obo 604-504-0932 2000 TOYOTA Corolla 4 door VE light brown, ex cond in & out, new brakes & good tires, all records 190,000 $4500. (604)467-3621 2001 SUZUKI Grand Vitara XL7, 7 pass. V6, A/C, 108,300k. very well maint. $10,600. 778-862-8872. 2003 HONDA Accord EX-L. Black, lthr, fully loaded ex cond. Orig owner. 224K. $8000 obo. 604-556-8778 2004 CROSSFIRE German import, 48K, like new, garage kept. All options. $16,000obo 778-232-3578 2010 HONDA ACCORD, 4 dr, auto, 10 km, fac. warr, no accid, 1 owner, $22,600 obo. Call 604-836-5931. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, 7000 kms. auto, factory warranty. No accidents. $24,500. 778-708-4078

Port Coquitlam N. 1 & 2 bdrm, priv ent fncd yd $725 & $850 incl util. Avail now NS/NP 778-708-4045

827

PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm, bright, above grnd, NP/NS, no lndry. Incl cble, hydro. $750m. 604-866-8182 Port Coquitlam 2 bdrm g/l, new hse, sep entry. Avail now, $800 + shrd utils & lndry. Np/ns. 604-374-6004 PORT COQUITLAM. As new 2 bdrm, Dorset Ave, new paint & tile, blt in vac, cov. patio, util incl.ns/np, lease, $895/mo. dale44@telus.net. Vacant. Call (604)351-1016.

PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $700 + 20% utils. Free lndry, nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Call 604-469-9402. WHITE ROCK. 1 bdrm clean, grnd. lvl. N/S N/P. 15704 Goggs. $575/mo. + $100 604-780-2551

751

SUITES, UPPER

SUITES, LOWER

ANMORE. 1 bdrm on acre, 1000 sf, priv entry, cvrd deck, shrd W/D. N/P, suits 1, $695+ utils. Immed/Jan.1. 604-506-1034 COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm bsmt suite. Sep entry. Bright clean. $1100/mo incl util & cable & net. Avail now. (604)728-3056, 604-728-4756 COQUITLAM, Bright spac 1 bdrm. Nr Coq Ctr. Avail Dec 1st. Pri entry. Incl utils/cble/lndry, only $700/mo. N/S, N/P. 604-944-7580. COQUITLAM New 2 bdrm. walk out bsmnt suite, great view, 12’ ceilings, granite counters, River Heights, close to school & bus. Ldry. incl. N/S N/P. $1000 mo. Immed. 604377-7528 COQUITLAM, nr Loughheed Mall. 1 bdrm ste. Private ent. Shared W/D. $650 incl utils. N/S. N/P. Suitable for 1 person. 604-936-2965.

ALL VEHICLES WANTED

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE & BE A HERO ◆ FREE TOW ◆ TAX RECEIPT 24 - 48hr. Service

VEHICLES WANTED

CA$H FOR VEHICLES Any Condition! 604-551-9022

845

604.408.2277

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

2008 MERCEDES ML350, loaded, leather, rear camera, auto tail, NAV, $35,950 obo. (778)318-8380

PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1195 +60% util. 604-469-9402

752

851

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES

1998 GMC CLUB CAB 4.3 Vortec, 5spd trans, air, alarm syst, CD, under 300K, needs some TLC, good daily runner. 604-794-5815. 2000 FORD F350 V10, 82,000km., mint cond. 2 wheel drive. Asking $9500. 604-946-9307

2 & 3 Bedrooms Available *Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

*No Pets *Avail Immediately

Call 604-942-2012

2008 FORD F350 4x4, diesel, 90,000 kms, auto. 4 dr. $26,700 obo. Call 604-596-9970.

PITT MEADOWS: 2-3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm ea mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows V3Y 2B2. Send SASE or leave msg 604-465-1938 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm T/H’s, $755/mo & $775/mo and a 5 Bdrm T/H for $1190/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. 604-464-0034.

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

PORT COQUITLAM, executive Townhouse, 2 bdrms + den, 2 baths, S.S. appls. 2 prk. $1500+ utils. N/S. Pets ok. (778) 858-8947. PORT MOODY: 3 Bdrm T/H, family oriented complex, 3 baths, full bsmt mgr onsite, pets ok. $1500/mo, avail now. Pls call: (604)939-9875

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

TRUCKS & VANS

1966 CHEV DELUXE p/u, V8, 4 sp, blue/wht, all stock, collectors plates, $7,800. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz) 1998 CHEVY S10 Pickup, ext cab, 6 cyl, 390K, good cond, c/w roof rack, $2500. Call: (604)467-9945

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

AUTO SPECIAL w! Sell it No for only

Reach 180,000 Households

$

STORAGE

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

750

COQUITLAM. Renov’d 2 bdrm, approx 1,000 sq.ft spacious, bright. Quiet area, cul-de-sac. Shared lndry. Avail now. N/S. N/P. $950/mo. + 1/3 utils. 604-941-5436 or 778-863-7611

1999 OLDS INTRIGUE 3.8L V6, 226,000Km. Blue, gray int., all power, 4 dr., $2500 obo 604-534-3435 2003 CORVETTE COUPE Excellent condition, black, 73 km, $22,500. Call (604) 607-7650. 2004 BUICK LASABRE 3.8 V6 spotless cond. in & out. Private. $8900 obo. 604-593-5072

1000 plus tax

Includes one week in the Maple Ridge News, the Tri-City News, and the Golden Ears Daily.

Includes:

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

– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications 1.5 million households

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94

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0.9

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Stk#10-0021 MSRP $29,390

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THE KING OF INTELLIGENT ALL-WHEEL DRIVE! JAPANESE QUALITY QVALUE LOADED STANDARD FEATURES Q RELIABLE 5-YEAR POWERTRAIN WARRANTY Q WHY BUY A SUZUKI? • Intelligent All Wheel Drive System - Engineered Beyond Belief! • Built in Japan • IAWD Switchable from 2WD to 4WD • Made for Canadian Winter

WARRANTY

8100 - 2850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam

20115 Fraser Hwy., Langley

604-464-3330

604-534-3331

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Full power group, built in Japan, excellent condition, front wheel drive, economical, sporty, low mileage and fun to drive. Stk 10V0299B

1999 Chevy Tracker Good condition, black on black, no accidents, fully equipped. Stk 10V0314C

2009 Suzuki SX4 AWD All wheel drive, built in Japan, the go anywhere vehicle. Stk 10v0361a

* Price does not include taxes and licensing.

All Suzuki vehicles come with a 5-year, 100,000 kilometre powertrain limited warranty and 3-year unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.

DL#30882

2007 Grand Vitara The real deal, ladder frame construction, towable, built in Japan, Stk 10V0230A

4 wheel drive, made in Japan, hard to find in this condition, Stk 11V0008A

Purchase Financing for 84 mo.

Down Purchase Financing for 84 mo.

V6, 4 wheel drive, towable, made in Japan, the best in class vehicle.Stk 10321

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FOR % Purchase

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DL# 31061

www.orcabaysuzuki.com

CONSUMERS SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING: INCLUSIVE PRICING means there are no surprises; our Purchase Financing and Savings offers include Delivery & Destination ($1,495 for Kizashi/$1,395 for SX4/$1,595 for Grand Vitara/$1,395 for Swift models), $100 A/C Excise Tax (where applicable), $29 Tire tax, $399 Dealer Administration Fee. Offers do not include PPSA up to $72 (when financing), applicable taxes, license, registration and insurance. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. Limited time offers are subject to change without notice. *Limited time finance offers available O.A.C.. Special bi-weekly purchase finance offers are available on 2011 Kizashi SX Model 6B23V41 (Selling Price $32,514), 2010 SX4 Hatchback JX AWD with manual transmission Model H3NB2J0 (Selling Price $23,523), 2010 Grand Vitara JX automatic transmission Model L2NB5T0 (Selling Price $30,123) and 2010 Swift Model Stk# 10-0197 (Selling Price $16,110) for an 84 month term. The bi-weekly 84 month payments interest rates are based on 2011 Kizashi SX @2.9%, 2010 SX4 Hatchback JX AWD @0.9%, 2010 Grand Vitara JX @ 0.9% and 2010 Swift @ 0.9% financing , bi-weekly payments are $197/$133/$170/$94 with $0 down payment over a 84 month term plus applicable taxes. Dealers may sell for less. †CASH CLEARANCE SAVINGS of $4,500 is available on a 2010 Grand Vitara JLX with automatic transmission Model L2MB5V0. Certain conditions apply. ‡No Charge Snow Tire offer available on cash or finance purchase of select 2010 models only up to a maximum of $500 for SX4 Hatchback and for Grand Vitara models. Applicable taxes not included. Snow Tire offer not available on 2011 Kizashi models. See your participating Suzuki dealer for full details. All offers valid November 1, 2010 through December 5, 2010. Based on Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Fuel economy estimates are determined by using Transport Canada approved testing methods.

8100 - 2850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam

604-464-3330 www.bcsuzuki.com DL#30882


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8100 - 2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam EASY TO FIND... Located right on the Oxford Connector

$50 Gift Certificate With purchase of $200 Gift Certificate*

604-464-3330 www.orcabaysuzuki.com

SUPERCENTRE

CONSUMERS SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING: INCLUSIVE PRICING means there are no surprises; our Purchase Financing and Savings offers include Delivery & Destination $1,495 for Kizashi $100 A/C Excise Tax (where applicable), $29 Tire tax, $399 Dealer Administration Fee. Offers do not include PPSA up to $72 (when financing), applicable taxes, license, registration and insurance. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. Limited time offers are subject to change without notice. *Limited time finance offers available O.A.C.. Special bi-weekly purchase finance offers are available on 2011 Kizashi SX Model 6B23V41 (Selling Price $32,514), for an 84 month term. The bi-weekly 84 month payments interest rates are based on 2011 Kizashi SX @2.9%, bi-weekly payments are $197 with $0 down payment over a 84 month term plus applicable taxes. Dealers may sell for less. Snow Tire offer not available on 2011 Kizashi models. See your participating Suzuki dealer for full details. All offers valid November 1, 2010 through December 5, 2010. Based on Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Fuel economy estimates are determined by using Transport Canada approved testing methods.

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604-944-1303 604-472-1025 604-931-1631 604-468-8755 604-461-3300 2764 Barnet Hwy. Coquitlam, B.C.

2809 Spring Street Port Moody, B.C.

Single Vision Glasses

2 Pair Single Vision Glasses $

10995

$

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95

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249

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2550B Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam

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(Next to Rogers Video & BCAA)

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OR

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$

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Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires Dec.31/10.

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See our website for all the details

www.thege.ca

SEE DETAILS December 26 only

*Plus ENV. Fees and taxes - with up to 5L of Oil. Synthetic Oil Extra. Coupon expires January 3, 2011. Offer may not be combined with other coupons or promotions. Coupon must be presented for discount. Surcharge may apply.

Anniversary Special 00 2 hours Karaoke $

25

for 2 People

HST Included ($10 for each additional person) Offer exp. Feb. 28, 2011

Over 30,000 English, Chinese & Filipino Songs to choose from

(Next to Pizza Factory)

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604-461-1772

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Any Family Pack Fish & Chips

Buy a Seafood Dinner and 2 beverages & receive a 2nd Dinner of equal or lesser value at 1/2 price

• Please present coupon when ordering • Not valid with any other offer • One Coupon per customer • Expires Jan. 31/11

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Salon and Spa

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Refresh

Groceries

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with Anti Reflecion 2 Pairs Coating

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Our Wizard and Princess parties are truly magical in our castle themed room.

*Gift certificates must be purchased between Dec. 10-24/10. Angelo’s Gift Certificates never expire.

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See reverse for locations and coupon details.

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SEE DETAILS December 26 only

See back for details.

Birthday Party Special

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Free Limousine pick up within Tri-City

HST Included

Lube, Oil & Filter

2 hrs. Karaoke for 7 People

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Call for details - Offer exp. May 31, 2011

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(Next to Pizza Factory)

• Personal & Business Self-Storage • Boxes & Moving Supplies • Boat & Vehicle Storage

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Dec. 31, 2010

Personal Breathalyzer

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Quickie UPDO’s $40.00

(if we can finish this service in 40 minutes its only $40)

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Down Purchase Financing for 84 mo.

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Curves works every part of you.

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