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PoCo man keeps his vow to give back By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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ifteen years ago, Moni Chakraborti was alone, jobless and discouraged. His mechanical engineering credentials, earned in India, had been deemed worthless in Canada. The courses he needed to upgrade were too expensive. Chakraborti had little to show for his decision to quit

Food bank says thanks: pg. 14 his job as a math teacher and move to Vancouver in hopes of a better life. His wife, Kabita, and their four-year-old daughter, Esha, were still in New Delhi, and were depending on him to prepare a home for them. So Chakraborti — an engineer, a teacher

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— got a job as a gas jockey. (Perhaps, you saw him working the cash register at the Esso station on North Road and wondered what the soft-spoken, slim 36-year-old was doing there.) He wasn’t sure why he was there but he had little choice. He needed to work to bring his family to Canada and put food on the table. see ‘I REALIZED’,, page 14

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Irvin Wickens, 43, is shown in a still image from a video shot earlier this year as part of an online campaign to gain funding for a proposed village of shipping containers built to be homeless shelters. Wickens lived in such a container for several weeks last year.

Homeless, sick and, now, dead By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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Hundreds of people of all ages gathered at the foot of Queens Street in Port Moody for the Christmas season’s biggest annual local event: the arrival of the CP Rail Santa Train. For more photos from the Friday event, see page 16.

Friends of Irvin Wickens, the homeless man who died Sunday within sight of one of Port Coquitlam’s busiest intersections, said he was a gentle, jovial person who suffered from severe medical and alcohol problems. Wickens’ body was found by a pedestrian at the intersection of Shaughnessy Street and Lougheed Highway shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday. The night before, he had refused a bus ticket from Hope for Freedom Society outreach workers that would have taken him to a shelter he was known to frequent in Maple Ridge. “They appeared to be prepared to manage him there,” said Rob Thiessen, HFFS’ director. “But he said it was too far to go out there. He passed away very close to where he was last seen.” Wickens, 43, was well-known to service providers and homeless activists in the Tri-Cities, and had stayed in

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“It is a black mark on the humanity of our city and that is all there is to it.” Gerry Sly shelters before. Because of his alcohol problems, outreach workers said he was difficult to house or even shelter for a night. While an autopsy will determine the cause of death, Thiessen said Wickens suffered from a plethora of undiagnosed health problems, including gastrointestinal issues that caused uncontrollable bowel movements. Thiessen said he believes his medical problems could have been dealt with had Wickens had the opportunity to see a doctor but health care is difficult for homeless people to access. see WICKENS APPEARED, APPEARED, page 6


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City should go after film biz: mayor Stewart says there’s money to be made by making Coquitlam attractive to film productions

Hey, we’re on TV Coquitlam has been the location of a number of big- and small-screen productions. Among them:

By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Have you ever watched a movie and thought, “I know that place”? It’s happening more often with Tri-City locations being featured on the silver and small screens. Now, Mayor Richard Stewart wants Coquitlam to be among the most sought-after cities in the province for film crews. L a s t we e k , d u ring an overview of Coquitlam’s filming Coquitlam activities this year, film permits Stewart urged staff to by year tap into the multi-million dollar industry bet• 2004: 48 ter — especially when it • 2005: 93 comes to marketing the • 2006: 110 city to Hollywood pro• 2007: 87 ducers. Doing so would • 2008: 65 not only profit the city • 2009: 60 but would also create • 2010: 80 jobs and spin-off benefits for local businesses. According to a report, 80 filming permits were issued in Coquitlam this year — 20 more than last year and returning permit levels back to 2007, when the industry was booming in B.C. This year, Coquitlam collected $29,095 from permits, location fees and administration, up from $21,580 in 2009. In total, with the recoverable revenue for RCMP officers, business licences and other permits (i.e., to allow pyrotechnics), the city reaped nearly $47,500 this year from filming at Riverview Hospital, city facilities and on

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A film crew sets up a shot in 2007 at Upper Coquitlam River Park, which has been the site of a number of movie and television show shoots in the last decade. private property. Stewart said the city doesn’t have a staff member actively working to attract film crews to the area, only a clerk in the parks and recreation department to process applications. “I would like to see council embark on a more proactive, a more marketing-based thing,” he said at last Monday’s parks and rec committee meeting, “identifying film

as being one of the economic-development opportunities in our community and a significant one — a clean one, a high-tech one — that could position Coquitlam now that we’re very central to the Lower Mainland.” Wayne Beggs, Coquitlam’s manager of economic development, is working with the BC Film Commission to get Coquitlam to be a “film-friendly” community — a designation that has yet to become official. Coquitlam

could also create a film hub that would put film-related companies and groups in one place, said John DuMont, Coquitlam’s deputy city manager. As well, the city’s undeveloped QNet, which has unused fibre optics under Coquitlam streets, could help producers send raw footage to California on high-speed bandwidth. Coun. Mae Reid said council talked about going after film revenues five years ago when the city had an established film office. “We need a salesman to be going out and we need somebody out there pounding the pavement,” she said. Coun. Lou Sekora suggested city staff contact the Tri-Cities’ Chamber of Commerce. “It’s business. It’s tourism,” he said. jwarren@tricitynews.com

The season stresses you? You’re not alone By Todd Coyne

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The signs are everywhere at this time of year, proclaiming “Merry Christmas,” exhorting us to acts of “Peace” and “Joy,” and wishing one and all “Happy Holidays.” But for many Tri-City residents, the holidays are anything but happy as the excesses of the season can make December and January the most stressful — even depressing — time of the year. While the holidays are supposed to be about time spent relaxing with family and friends away from the daily demands of work, commuting and commerce, this is rarely the case. We tend to overspend, overcelebrate and over-exert ourselves in an effort to make the most of the festive season. And according to mental health experts, even time spent with family and friends can be an added burden of stress if — like money, alcohol and food — it’s not budgeted correctly. Crowning herself the “Queen of Christmas Stress,” Sheryl Stanton is a registered nurse and stress counsellor who only took an interest in the holiday phenomenon

Serving the Community for 26 years.

“Christmas is a time of extremes: either feeling very alone and wanting to connect with other people versus feeling so socialized-out that the need is to balance that out with more quiet time.” Sheryl Stanton, ‘Queen of Xmas Stress’ METRO CREATIVE

when she hit her own holiday stress wall. “I got sick and I was in bed for three months,” she said. That was 15 years ago, after an especially busy holiday season left her in a dangerous physical and emotional state. Today, Stanton said she has learned how to separate what’s important from what isn’t — at least what isn’t as important as her health — and teaches informal classes in Mission about coping with Christmas stress. When The Tri-City News asked Stanton if

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Coquitlam man, 21, among those charged Four suspects aged 20-21 believed responsible for $100K in property crime By Wanda Chow BLACK PRESS

Lower Mainland police have shut down a youthful crime ring believed responsible for more than $100,000 in property crime. The group faces 34 criminal charges with more expected to come for a crime spree in Burnaby, Port Moody, Vancouver, Surrey and West Vancouver, where police are examining hundreds of related files. Three members of the group are in custody — including one Coquitlam resident — and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a fourth, Ryan Matthew Christensen, 20, of no fixed address. He is wanted in connection with a robbery. Burnaby RCMP strike force head Sgt. Andy Leclair said at a press conference Monday the investigation started 11 months ago in response to a spike in break-and-enters. A suspect was identified and it soon became apparent he was “extremely prolific� and had accomplices, Leclair said. Burnaby Mounties noted one of the suspects was linked to a credit card fraud in Coquitlam. While under police surveillance, the suspects showed they were “extremely savvy� in being aware of police and their requirements for evidence. “We even found ourselves the subject of countersurveillance at times,� Leclair said. The group started out focused on break-and-enters at houses in upperand middle-class neighbourhoods. (The charges the suspects face include three break-and-enters in a single day.)

The team was not deterred by home alarms and would go straight to places where they could find small valuables they could easily sell, such as gold jewelry kept in bedrooms, which they could toss into a backpack before leaving. They did not draw suspicion to themselves and dressed and behaved like university students. They would often choose targets by knocking on doors and, if someone answered, ask for directions or use some other ruse. “They’re not in-your-face type of criminals,� Leclair said in explaining how they were able to stay under the radar of police for so long. They had “very minimal� criminal records. Vancouver Police Department joined the investigation when a spike in breakand-enters took place there in October. Eventually, this past fall, the group branched out into opportunistic robbery, identity theft and credit card fraud. Noting the suspects are aged 20 and 21, Leclair said, “The simple fact is, they have chosen, right off the bat, a life of crime rather than contributing to society... Their entire lifestyle is supported by crime.� The suspects were into gambling and “not using legitimate means to enjoy life,� he said. Daniel Justin Coletta, 21, of Coquitlam, is charged with two counts of fraud, two counts of possession of a forged credit card, three counts of residential break and enter, two counts of robbery, and possession of a weapon (bear spray). Burnaby resident Van Huynh, 20, is charged with 11 counts of residential break and enter, fraud, possession of a forged credit card and two counts of robbery. Vancouver resident Hyung Suk Kim, 20, is charged with eight counts of break and enter. wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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“We need to have health care for homeless people,” he said. “Presently, we do not. If it was easy for Irvin to go in and take care of his medical stuff, he would have done that.” Wickens is the seventh homeless person to die in the Tri-Cities this year but Thiessen said the incident is receiving more media attention because the death occurred outdoors. The other six had been receiving hospice care at the time of their death and technically were not homeless, he said. But Thiessen said at least four of the six people who died prior to Wickens’ death on the weekend had medical issues that could have been treated if they had access to proper health care earlier. Wickens also had a severe alcohol problem. On several occasions when volunteers with the cold/wet weather mat program picked him up to take him in for the night he would be passed out at the meeting point. On at least one occasion, an ambulance had to be called. “His drink of choice was rubbing alcohol and pop,” said Gerry Sly, a homelessness activist who called Wickens a friend. Sly first came to the public’s attention last year when he began housing homeless people in a purpose-built container he kept in the work yard of his business. Wickens slept in the building every night of the three weeks the shelter was open before city bylaw officials shut it down. “He said it was the only place where he could sleep with both

eyes closed,” Sly said. For all of his issues, Sly said, there was another side of Wickens that people who saw him sleeping on a park bench or under a bus shelter did not see. Wickens is described as a happy-go-lucky person and a terrific singer. He even tried his hand at acting when he volunteered to appear in a rap video called “My Place,” which Sly and colleague Rob Clogg put together to promote their initiative to build a village of shipping container shelters. Sly said he knew Wickens for about three years and said he often camped along the Coquitlam River. A couple of years ago, he disappeared, finding work with a family member in Vancouver. But Sly said that did not work out and Wickens

Woman, 63, struck, PM police look for witnesses Port Moody Police Department is looking for witnesses to a serious accident last week. On Wednesday, Dec. 15 at about 6:45 p.m., a 63-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in the 400-block of Ungless Way; the woman was rushed to hospital where she is currently in critical condition. The 24-year-old driver remained at the scene and police said neither alcohol nor speed were factors in the accident. But Por t Moody Const. Luke van Winkel told The Tri-City News police would like to speak to an unidentified man who witnessed the incident, stopped and provided assistance to the victim until the arrival of firefighters. Police are also asking anyone else who saw the accident to come forward. The investig ation is ongoing and at this point there have been no charges laid against the driver of the vehicle. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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• A memorial for Irvin Wickens will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at Northside Foursquare Church’s Grace Campus, 2606 Kingsway Ave. in Port Coquitlam. was back in the Tri-Cities a short time later. His death could have been avoided, Sly said, adding that many of the people who knew Wickens are extremely upset about his passing. “It is a black mark on the humanity of our city and that is all there is to it,” Sly said. “It is a loss that, I think, was unnecessary.” gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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Pay for play going up By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Swimming or skating in Coquitlam will cost a little more next year — but only a penny or two, in some cases. Coquitlam city council last week approved the annual hike in fees and charges for current and new services provided by the municipality. Staff say the extra costs for parks, recreation and culture programs are in line with inflation and will bring in an additional $10,000. In 2011, single swim passes will cost $2.54 for a child, $3.81 for a student/youth, $5.23 for an adult,

$3.87 for a senior and $2.54 for a parent and tot each. The student/ youth admission rate is the same as this year while the parent and tot price is down slightly. Visiting an outdoor pool next year will cost $1.50 for a child, $2.16 for a student/youth, $3.10 for an adult, $2.35 for a senior and $1.50 for a parent and tot each. As well, a skate at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex will cost $2.10 for a child, $3.08 for a student/youth, $4.15 for an adult, $3.12 for a senior and $2.10 for each member participating in the family rate. Equipment rentals are a little up, too: $2.77 for skates and $1.65 for helmets, although those rentals are free to kids under three; there is also no charge for ice cleats to adults helping children on the ice. The youth rate rental for

sports fields and courts will remain at zero — a move that city council passed a few years ago to encourage young people to get more active and make it affordable for minor sports teams to book fields. Meanwhile, fees are also on the rise for the city animal shelter, requests for tax and mortgage infor mation, and Coquitlam RCMP records processing. As well, construction inspection fees will double to $150 while fines for poor construction practices will jump from $50 to $150. It is expected the revenue generated from those charges will offset the bylaw co-ordinator job recently funded by city council. The city anticipates an additional $39,500 next year from the 2011 fee adjustments. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Check changes to transit schedules over holidays TransLink rolled out its holiday schedule, which includes the cancellation of all West Coast Express trains Dec. 27 and 28 and the usual free transit service after 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Here are some details of holiday transit service: • On Christmas Eve, all transit will run on the usual weekday schedule except for West Coast Express, which will leave Waterfront Station in Vancouver for its eastbound journeys at 1, 3, 4:20, 5:30 and 6:20 p.m. The West Coast Express TrainBus will run at its usual weekday times but the 12:55 p.m. TrainBus departure from Waterfront will be cancelled. • On Christmas Day, all buses and SkyTrain will operate on holiday schedules but some routes, such as community shuttles, will see reduced service early in the morning and later at night. • On Boxing Day, all buses will run at least their full holiday schedules, with some routes offering more frequent service to cope with the higher rider demand on this popular shopping day. SkyTrain will run on its regular Saturday schedule, with extra trains running at midday to cope with the expected increased demand. • Starting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, all transit will be free of charge to ensure New Year’s revellers get where they’re going safely. West Coast Express will run the same afternoon schedule as on Christmas Eve, leaving Waterfront at 1, 3, 4:20, 5:30 and 6:20

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There will be a number of changes to bus and SkyTrain schedules over the next 10 days. p.m., with no TrainBus at 12:55. Final NightBus departures will remain at 3:09 a.m. from downtown on New Year’s Day, except for a couple of North Shore buses. As well, SkyTrain will extend its service by approximately one hour on all lines on New Year’s Eve, ending at around 2 a.m. • On Monday, Jan. 3, there will be no West Coast Express service. WCE will resume its normal schedule Jan. 4. All route details for specific dates are available online at www.translink.ca.

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Don’t sacrifice B.C.’s set election dates BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA hristy Clark could run in a byelection if she wins the BC Liberal leadership vote in February but she is leaning towards an early general election instead. B.C. became the first provincial jurisdiction in Canada to establish a four-year schedule for elections in 2001, blocking a majority government’s ability to call surprise elections for political advantage. The new premier would have to change legislation that sets the next election for the second Tuesday in May 2013. A schedule for elections is, in my view, the most important democratic reform achieved in Canada in the last decade. Ontario has followed suit. So has the Conservative federal government, although you wouldn’t notice it as the long run of unstable minority rule has

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prevented it from taking effect. Clark is the only unelected candidate seeking the BC Liberal leadership but she suggests that whoever becomes premier should call an election. “I think two and a half years in government as an unelected premier is an awful long time.” Clark said last week. “I think British Columbians might be right to say, by the time 2013 rolls around, hey, you were elected by people who had to pay in order to vote for you. We want to have a chance to vote for you under the basic principles of democracy.” Clark is the education minister-turnedhotline host who served as deputy premier in Premier Gordon Campbell’s first-term cabinet. That was the cabinet that enacted set election days amid much fanfare about cleaning up B.C. politics. Campbell is expected to retire as MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey some time after BC Liberal party members vote for a new leader on Feb. 26. If Clark wins, Campbell would

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make way for a byelection where Clark could run in a relatively safe seat. Shuswap MLA George Abbott has argued the BC Liberal government needs two and a half years to set a new course and regain the trust of voters disillusioned over the introduction of the harmonized sales tax. He and other candidates have called for the date of a province-wide vote on the HST to be moved up to June. Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong agrees the schedule of elections every four years is an important electoral reform. The only change he would support is to shift the scheduled date to the fall so the annual provincial budget isn’t disrupted every four years by a spring election. The modern-day master of calling snap elections for political gain was Jean Chrétien. He accomplished little in a decade beyond perpetuating his own hold on power, calling early elections in 1997 and 2000 to prey on weak and divided opposition parties. Clark came of age politically with the

Chrétien-era federal Liberals and has shown the same opportunistic eye as the little guy from Shawinigan. The NDP is leaderless, rudderless and presenting as tempting a target as Stockwell Day in his legendary wetsuit. Would there be some kind of campaign about ideas if a B.C. election were to be held next year? No. It would almost unavoidably devolve into a referendum on the harmonized sales tax, which is why Clark wants to ditch the tax first. Would Clark, or any of the other contenders for that matter, run on a platform of keeping the HST? They all claim to support the tax but would they stake their shiny new premiership on it? I very much doubt it. The likely strategy would be to sacrifice the HST, then the scheduled election law. Two sensible reforms, discarded. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Our cities Write us are safe; that, not nos., is crucial The Editor, Re. “Cop stats low a gain in PoCo & Coquitlam” (The TriCity News, Dec. 17). I am very pleased to be living in such safe cities. It is a reflection of the calibre of our residents, the feeling of community instilled by our councils and the even-handedness and consideration extolled by our police force. I can walk any of our streets or parks at any time feeling completely safe. I have been in many other communities with significantly higher police to population ratios and I am warned not to walk the streets. I say, let’s spend even more on community inspiring initiatives. When it comes to policing numbers, more is not always better. Here’s to a job well done by the people and police of our community. We are an example of how to do it right Chris Whelan, Port Coquitlam

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The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games were a great party but B.C. has other, more pressing funding priorities, says the letter writer.

Wasn’t that a (very expensive) party? The Editor, The oily-tongued John Furlong has proclaimed a balanced Olympic budget. He conveniently omitted the billion-dollar security cost and the empty Olympic village, to mention only two public burdens. Great job, bean counters! Way to go, athletes! All of which ignores a much more important issue: our priorities. We have serious problems that get nickels and dimes, or nothing at all.

An example landed in the headlines on or about the day of Furlong’s “report.” Twelve judges’ chairs in B.C. remain vacant. Officers of the courts persistently describe a system in near paralysis. The Olympics were a great party, on to the next. But it seems that anyone with that attitude has no right to complain about bailed-out criminals who laugh at the system as they walk out the revolving jailhouse door. D. Rolling, Port Coquitlam

The Tri-City News s welcomes letters to the editor. Submissions must contain name, address and daytime phone number. The editor reserves the right to edit for clarity, brevity, libel and taste. Send your letters to newsroom@tricitynews.com.

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Ambulances leave PoMo for Riverview BC Ambulance Service says service won’t suffer due to last week’s move By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Paramedics’ morale will likely suffer but emergency response times will not. That is the message from the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) after its temporary station at the Port Moody fire hall was closed last week and relocated to the Riverview Hospital grounds in Coquitlam. Michael Sanderson, executive director of BCAS’ Lower Mainland operations, said the change will force paramedics to be more mobile and spend more time on the road. “It is not nearly as comfortable for the paramedics and I am certainly going to be hearing about that from the paramedics involved,” he said. “But it will not compromise the patient service.” Instead of waiting at the station between calls, paramedics will now be expected to spend more time at the wheels of their vehicles. Sanderson said the same number of ambulances will be available in the area and no paramedics have been laid off in the transition.

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“It should not impact response times,” he said. “If we are mobile in the Port Moody area, it is the same as being at the Port Moody station.” The station had been operating on leased land provided by the city next to Fire Hall #1 since 2004. It was understood at the time that the arrangement would be temporary. Between 2004 and 2007, the city tried working with Shared Services BC, the agency that acts as a leasing agent for the province, to incorporate an ambulance facility into the design of the new police station. City manager Gaetan Royer said in an email that for reasons outside the city’s control, the deal could not be completed. Earlier this year, the city gave notice to BCAS informing it that the temporary site needed to be vacated in order to begin construction on a new fire hall. Including an ambulance station into the design of the new fire hall was discussed but a cost-sharing arrangement could not be worked out between the city and the province. “The only certainty we have is that they will vacate the Fire Hall #1 site by Dec. 31,” Royer said. “One would expect the province would have a plan, however they haven’t shared it with us.” gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Someone shot out the rear window of a Black VW Jetta Saturday mor ning near the Port Mann bridge. The Jetta was heading east on Highway 1 between Grandview Highway and the bridge around 2:20 a.m. when the occupants of a grey Pontiac Sunfire started shooting, according to police. The woman driving the VW managed to call 911 with the licence plate number of the Sunfire. The suspect vehicle was intercepted by Port Mann Highway Patrol members and a successful takedown of the vehicle resulted. All five occupants of the Sunfire were arrested without incident. An air pistol replica of a 9 mm handgun was located in the vehicle. Charges of dangerous driving and numerous weapons offences are expected against the driver and a passenger. The attack was believed to be random, police said. Any witnesses to the shooting are asked to contact the Port Mann Highway Patrol at 604-526-9744 or, if to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS.

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‘I realized I had to keep going’ continued from front page “Yes, I was discouraged,â€? Chakraborti recalls. “Then I saw my manager mopping the floor, which encouraged me. I realized I had to keep going.â€? After six months, he was able to get a better job as a lube technician at Great Canadian Oil Change in Coquitlam. His family was settling into a Port Moody townhouse and he was working in the mechanic’s pit draining oil and replacing oil filters. (Perhaps you noticed him under your hood, pouring oil into the engine, and maybe you wondered for a moment what he was thinking as you waited for the work to be completed.) “I wanted a better life,â€? Chakraborti says now, “and I had to start from the beginning and it was a bit depressing but it started, one step after another.â€? He had a little help, with what started out as a favour to a friend. An elderly woman he’d met through the Indian community told him about the food bank run by Share Family and Community Services. He was curious and offered to drive her there. “I went in and couldn’t believe all the food and the bread,â€? he said. “It was amazing.â€? (Perhaps you saw him waiting in line to collect a bag of food or escorting the elderly lady to his beat-up old car with her bag of food. Maybe you wondered, “What’s his story?â€?) At the time, Chakraborti didn’t qualify for a food hamper so the woman shared her food with him, which he in turn gave to his daughter as a special treat. “I was low-income but not that low [to qualify for a hamper],â€? he said, and while he could afford the basics he couldn’t buy the little extras, such as muffins, which Esha liked. If anything was left over, Chakraborti said, his daughter brought it to school and dropped it in the food collection bin. “It was more of a cycle,â€? he said, and he vowed that when he had food to spare, he would give it to Share. The months passed and he had to give up the twicemonthly drives to the food bank because he kept getting better jobs: at Future Shop, as a computer salesman; at Staples, where he rose through the ranks until he became assistant manger; and finally, at CIBC, where he started out as a personal banking assistant and now works as a financial advisor. The family has since moved to a house in Port Coquitlam. he and Kabita have another daughter, now in Grade 1, while Esha is studying kinesiology at SFU and plays the piano; he teaches the tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. While many things have changed, not the least of which their fortunes, that vow to give back has stayed with him over the years, and he gives what he can when he can — fruits and vegetables, canned goods, bulk bread from Costco. (Perhaps, you saw him outside Share’s Port Moody food bank, a slim, soft-spoken man with greying hair, carrying two shopping bags or a box full of food.) “When you give,â€? he says, “Your heart opens more. It is true, you feel internally satisfied.â€? • Approximately 1,600 families use the food bank in the Tri-Cities, more at Christmas. Share Family and Community Services needs food now to stock the shelve — drop off non-perishable items at the grocery store or bring them to the Port Moody depot at 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody, 604-931-2451. Drop off food around back on Spring Street. Cash donations are also welcome and you can donate online at www.sharesociety.ca. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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When Tri-City food bank organizers issued a desperate plea for donations last week, they didn’t anticipate the huge outpouring of support they would get. Following Share Family and Community Services’ announcement that it had not enough food left to fill the 1,600 hampers needed for its Christmas hamper program, the community immediately leapt to the aid of the Tri-Cities’ hungry. “The call for help from the media was instantaneous and the response from the community was overwhelming,� said Heather Scott, Share’s director of development. “We really want to thank our local and regional media for stepping up so quickly to make sure our community knew about the situation and knew how to help.� Scott said yesterday that while volunteers were still sorting through the mountain of donations that poured forth in response to Share’s plea, her preliminary estimates were that as much as 13,000 to 14,000 pounds of food donations were received and more than $50,000 in monetary donations were collected from Tri-Cities residents. “It was just wonderful,� Scott said. “There was everything from people coming in off the street to wonderful company donations coming in and stepping up. The one thing everyone had in common, I guess, was the desire to take care of others in the community.� More than enough to fill the remaining Christmas hampers, which went out to homes on Friday and Saturday, Scott said the extra food and money raised should help to feed the needy in the Tri-Cities into the spring. But that won’t guarantee Share and its food bank clients will stay afloat for long into the new year, Scott said, as demand continues to increase on the society’s services. Last year, the Share food bank fed some 8,175 Tri-Cities residents, more than 45% of whom — nearly 3,700 — were children. This year those numbers are up, Scott said. “Food that comes in now will help us provide weekly hampers to families from January onwards,� she said. “But I’d ask people to keep remembering the food bank as people are hungry all year round.� tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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The creators of a new public artwork that was unveiled last Friday at Port Moody’s Noons Creek bridge say the piece will sit atop the creek with only half its paddles until the new year. “Journey” features two canoes and what will eventually be 16 stylized steel paddles built right into the guard rails of the Noons Creek Bridge. It’s the first public commission for Port Moody artists Rainier Daniels and Fae Logie, and the $12,000 piece spanning Noons Creek at Ioco Road was nearly derailed when the metal fabricators accidentally added additional brackets to hold aloft 16 paddles from the bridge’s posts when only 12 paddles were in the artists’ initial plans. “There was a miscommunication about the extra tabs on the

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Eight stylized steel paddles have been installed on one side of the Noons Creek bridge in Port Moody and there will eventually be another eight on the other side. ends but it’s all good,” Daniels said. After consulting with each other, the artists asked the city for $2,500 to build and install four more paddles to cover the four unanticipated gaps, a request Port Moody council granted at its council meeting last Tuesday. And so, as per the artists’ wishes, eight paddles will be displayed on

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Christmas spirit chugs into PoMo A cold, dry night greeted the hundreds of people who gathered at Port Moody’s Queens Street Plaza last Friday night for the final stop of CP Rail’s cross-country Santa Train (right). PoMo firefighters tended a roaring bonfire (below left), which kept Karen Rose (below right) warm. And everyone stayed cozy thanks to music — and even a little seasonal comedy — courtesy of the Vancouver rock band The Odds (bottom), which features Craig Northey, a singer and guitarist who grew up in Port Moody. Share Family and Community Services was on hand and revellers were in a generous spirit, donating approximately $9,000 in cash and 1,771 lb. of food for the food bank — that’s up more than 500 lb. from last year’s 1,227 lb.

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There is also extensive exploration of Bono’s spiritual side — a faith that is messy, undefined and drives everything he does. There is not much here for those wanting more about the band life or musical processes (for that, I would recommend U2 by U2). But for those who wish to dig deeper into the man behind The Fly glasses,

contradictions. • Just Kids by Patti Smith: A well-written, poetic, funny and tough account of punk diva Smith and her eccentric love affair with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Set in the ’60s and ’70s of New York’s bohemian art scene, Smith’s story tells of her crossing paths with Janis Joplin, William S. Burroughs, Allan Ginsberg, Salvador Dali and other luminaries, yet she remains fiercely individual. Another interesting look at creativity and its various processes. Find these and more at your local library. A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Anthea Goffe works at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library.

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A Message from the Port Moody Police Department Chief Constable Brad Parker along with both sworn and civilian members of the Port Moody Police Department would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the Tri-City communities a happy and safe Christmas holiday. The Christmas holiday is for most of us a time spent with our families and friends. A time to rejoice, to give thanks for our blessings, our good fortunes, and to think about the prosperous new year. But there are families for whom the Holiday Season will be marred by tragedy. Drinking and driving claims the lives of the innocent, as well as the guilty. No one thinks about the horrific consequences....but these tragedies are real and every year we lose a valued member of our community. If you plan to drink...don’t drive...PERIOD! Call a friend for a ride, call a taxi or contact Operation Red Nose, a free designated driving service at 1-877-604-6673(NOSE).

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society meeting, 7:15 p.m. at Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo; guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.

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604-936-2313

604-945-5850

Come and find a warm welcome

www.myhillside.ca

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Ioco United Church 1790 Ioco Road, Port Moody iocounitedchurch.ca

Harris & Ford Roads oads Pitt Meadows

7:00pm Sunday Mass 604-951-3733

Friday, December 24th 7:30 pm...Family Service 10:30 pm...Carol Service Everyone is welcome

Traditional Anglican Communion BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

The Traditional Anglican Church of Canada Invites you to celebrate the Birthday Of our Lord Jesus Christ

COMO LAKE UNITED CHURCH

Parish of St. Bride

535 Marmont St., Coquitlam

Meeting in Pitt Meadows Community Church (Comer of Harris and Ford Roads)

604-931-8555 www.comolakeunitedchurch.com

Christmas h Eve Services

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

4:00 pm

A warm welcome awaits you!

7:00 pm 10:00 pm

Dec. 25 ......Sung Eucharist ............................11:00am January 2 ...Festival of Lessons and Carols ...1:00pm A Member of the

Anglican Catholic Church - Original Province Worshipping around the world with the Book of Common Prayer

THE LUTHERAN CHURCHES OF COQUITLAM INVITE YOU

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 4 pm, 7pm & 11pm Christmas Day Worship at 11am Regular Sunday Worship at 10am

4:30 pm, 7:30 pm & 10 pm

Christmas Day Worship 10:30 am We Worship Sundays at 10:30 am

Minister: The Rev. Jan Bihl ~ Music Director: Lena Kovalik

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL Dec. 24: 5:30 & 7:30 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Dec. 26: 10:00 am only Sunday Morning Service

(corner of Guildford & Falcon)

604-941-0552

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Pastor Eric Krushel

Our Lady of the Assumption Church Christmas Mass Schedule Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24th 4:00 pm .............. Organ & Choir 5:30 pm .............. Trumpet & Organ 7:00 pm .............. Trumpet & Organ 8:30 pm .............. Trumpet & Organ 12:00 Midnight... Organ & Choir

Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25th 8:30 am ............... Organ, Guitar & Violin 10:00 am ............. Organ & Guitar 11:30 am ............. Organ & Choir 11:30 am ............. (Gym)

Father Ronald Thompson, Pastor 3141 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam

All Ages Service Christmas Pageant Readings, Carols, Candlelight Readings, Carols, Communion, Candlelight

Pastor Ron Towriss 3151 York St., Port Coquitlam 604-942-5322 www.hopelcs.ca

1198 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam

1504 Sprice Avenue Coquitlam (at Schoolhouse)

604-936-2939

www.kingoflife.ca

King of Life Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

604-942-7808

(One block north of Lougheed)

see page 21

• TOPS chapters meet weekly at numerous Tri-

Westwood Alliance Church

You are welcome to

City locations. Info: Gail, 604-941-8699. • Recovery International is a self-help, peer-topeer support meeting for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. The goal is to help reduce symptoms by practising cognitive behaviour techniques. There is a group in PoCo. Info: Phyllis, 604-931-5945 or www.recoverycanada.ca.

Blue Mountain Baptist Church

St. Catherine’s Anglican Church

Christmas Services Please join us for:

Christmas Eve Family Service.............4:00 pm Carol Sing...................10:30 pm Candlelight Mass ...... 11:00 pm

Christmas Day Christmas Eucharist 10:30 am

New Year’s Eve Service for the New Year 7:00 pm

January 2nd Christmas Lessons & Carols .......................8:30 pm

Regular Services Sunday .......8:30 am & 7:00 pm Wednesday ................ 10:00 am

St. Catherine’s @ Trinity United Prairie Avenue & Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam 604-942-9812

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CALENDAR continued from page 20 • Al-Anon meets Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-688-1716. • Have you experienced the death of a loved one and found yourself struggling? Gathering with others who have also experienced a loss is known to be one of the most helpful ways of coping with grief. Sharing your story is im-

portant to healthy healing. Crossroads Hospice Society is running closed grief support groups. Registration: call Castine, 604-949-2274. • Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Group meets at Crossroads Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Rd. and Heritage Mountain Blvd. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Park. Newcomers can register by calling Castine at 604-949-2274. • Christian 12-step group for people with alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, 948 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-939-6136 or www.hiscpc.org.

• Coquitlam Support Group: Change, Crisis to Creativity meets Thursday evenings. Group meets twice a month to support one another through major changes, including unemployment, family crisis, death, illness, separation/divorce, empty nest, retirement, etc., and working towards positive, creative lifestyle. Info: Mara, 604-931-7070. • Mood Disorders Association of BC support group meets first and third Monday of each month, Burquitlam Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave. Info: Ian, 604-417-4604 or Ed, 604873-0103. MDA PoCo support group meets every other Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m., New View Society at Elgin House, 205-2248 Elgin Ave., PoCo. Info: Coral, 604-944-7489.

ENDING THE VIOLENCE

• Ending Violence Against Women drop-in group to provide info and support for women who are currently living in, or have lived in, abusive relationships. Group gives women the opportunity to get support from other women and talk about their experiences in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Child minding is provided free of charge. For more information on participating in this group, call 604-936-3900.

have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. Luke 1:14 Trinity United Church

Coquitlam Presbyterian Church

Westwood Community Baptist Church

welcomes you. Celebrate with us! Dec. 22 7:00 pm Watch Night Service

948 Como Lake Ave. 604-939-6136

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

Christmas Eve Services

December 24th at 5:00 pm All Are Welcome

Featuring Scripture Readings, Carols & Candlelight 5:00 pm Contemporary with Kidz Khoir 7:30 pm Traditional with Organ, Choir & Brass Ensemble

1415 Noons Creek Drive, Coquitlam

604-945-3386 Join us for worship every Sunday at 10:30 am Childrens’ Church during service

For anyone who has a difficult time during this Season.

Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 7:00 pm Family Service 9:00 pm Lessons & Carols with Trinity Choir 11:30 pm Candlelight Communion Service 2211 Prairie Ave. (at Shaughnessy) Port Coquitlam 604-942-0022 www.ucpoco.ca

ALL WELCOME

www.westwoodcbc.com

Come early for best seating.

The United Church Invites You ST. ANDREW’S EAGLE RIDGE UNITED CHURCH

CHRISTMAS EVE

CHRISTMAS EVE

Family Carol Service 7:00 pm

CHILDREN’S SERVICE

COMMUNION SERVICE

FAMILY SERVICE

4:00 pm 7:00 pm

COMMUNION SERVICE

Community Church

Invites you to experience the wonder and mystery of Christmas by joining us on Friday, December 24th for our 1hr Christmas Eve Service as we celebrate Jesus as the Light of the World. Service begins @5:00pm

11:00 pm

Carols, special music, children’s readings and more.

2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam

Find us: 2145 Nova Scotia Ave, Port Coquitlam, just off Pitt River Road, 2 blocks north of the Mary Hill-By-Pass. Contact us: 604-944-1567

11:00 pm 2318 St. John’s St., Port Moody (Parking Behind Church)

604-939-5513

(at Lansdowne)

604-945-9811 WWW.ERUC.CA

at St. John’s Anglican Church 2208 St. Johns St., Port Moody

604-936-7762

Christmas Eve 7:00 PM Family Service 10:00 PM Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day 10:00 AM Holy Communion

Join Heritage Mountain Church and reclaim Christmas this year

Hyde Creek

UNITED CHURCH

Come and Celebrate GOD WITH US

hydecreekchurch.ca

Friday, December 24

Bethlehem – Dec. 25, 0 AD A Promise, Hope, Love Metro Vancouver Dec. 25, 2010 AD Stress, Traffic, Shopping WHAT HAPPENED?

LOVE ALL

Christmas Eve Service 7 pm - Old Orchard Hall 600 Bentley Road

Sunday, December 26 “In-between Service” Old Orchard Hall - 10 am

www.heritagemountain.org 604-417-4347

Christmas and New Year’s Mass schedule for Roman Catholic Churches in the Tri Cities Christmas Blessings to All ST. JOSEPH’S

OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION

OUR LADY OF FATIMA

OUR LADY OF LOURDES

ST. CLARE OF ASSISI

ALL SAINTS

140 Moody St. 604-461-1369

3141 Shaughnessy St. 604-942-7808

315 Walker St. 604-936-2525

828 Laval Square 604-936-1311

1320 Johnson St. 604-941-4800

821 Fairfax St. 604-939-1741

Christmas Eve

6.00 pm, 9.00 pm and Midnight

4.00 pm, 5.30 pm, 7.00 pm, 8.30 pm, and Midnight

7:00 pm and Midnight

7:00 pm and Midnight

6.00 pm, 9.00 pm and Midnight

6.30 pm, 9.00pm and Midnight

Christmas Day

10.00 am and 12 noon

8.30 am, 10.00 am, 11.30 am and 11.35 am

9.00 am (French), 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

10.00 am (English/French)

9.00 am and 11.00 am

9.00 am, 10.45 am and 12.30 pm

New Year’s Eve

4.00 pm

4.00 pm and 5.30 pm 11.00 pm (Holy Hour Only)

5.00 pm

5.00 pm, 10.30 pm (Holy Hour only), Midnight

6.00 pm 11.00 pm (Holy Hour only)

5.00 pm 11.00 pm (Holy Hour only)

10.00 am and 12.00 noon

8.30 am, 10.00 am and 11.30 am

9.00 am (French), 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

10.00 am (English/French)

9.00 am and 11.00 am

9.00 am, 10.45 am and 12.30 pm

Fr. Joseph Nguyen

Fr. Ronald Thompson

Fr. Patrick Tepoorten

Fr. Mariano Barreto, sfx

Fr. Craig Scott

New Year’s Day Pastor Asst. Pastor

Fr. Edwin Neufeld

Fr. Tien Tran Fr. Saju S. Karimbaniyil, HGN


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TRI-CITYY ARTS

CONTACT Janis Warren email: jwarren@tricitynews.com phone: 604-472-3034 • fax: 604-944-0703

Coquitlam’s Kelven Tan at Town Centre Park, a public space that the event and festival planner says is under-used. Tan hopes to create a signature event in the city, one that will draw visitors and worldwide attention. CRAIG HODGE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

What is Coquitlam’s story? By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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elven Tan sometimes walks from his Coquitlam home to Town Centre Park, sits on a bench and dreams. He watches the fishers angle for trout, the walkers and runners loop the lake trail and the sports teams ready for action. But, most of all, Tan looks at the backdrop: the green and treed hills, Lafarge Lake and the mountains that tower in the north. The scenery is practically made for T.V. “We have all the ingredients,” Tan said. “It’s such a beautiful place.” The 1,000-plus parking spots as well as the nearby access to volunteers at Douglas College and Pinetree secondary, emergency services, city government and Coquitlam Centre mall businesses make the park one of the best kept secrets in the world for event and festival producers like Tan. So, when he scans the area, he finds it hard to believe why such a large public location — complete with a stadium, arts centre, artificial turf fields, sand volleyball and tennis courts, a children’s playground and, soon, a SkyTrain station — isn’t better used. “There are very few places in the world that have enough space as this to allow people to gather,” Tan said. He should know. A member of the International Association of Amusement Park and Attractions (IAAPA) and the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA), Tan has travelled to about 75 countries as a representative for his native Singapore and has spoken extensively about leisure, travel and tourism, including this year before the Hawaiian Tourism Authority and at the IFEA convention in St. Louis. Now, as a Coquitlam resident and the owner of Play Festivals & Events Ltd., Tan hopes to put his new hometown

The back of Kelven Tan’s business card shows an image of the balloon head festival he created in Singapore in 2004. on the map with an event so large that people around the world will automatically link it with Coquitlam. He doesn’t quite know how that will unfold, but he’s got a lot of questions that may lead him to the answer. “What is Coquitlam’s story?” Tan asked. “Why do people want to live here? How can the city respond? My hope is that, with the right amount of business support, volunteer support and political support, we should be able to come up with an infrastructure that will take Coquitlam to the next level.” He cites the 2012 LPGA stop at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam as good for the city, a mega-event that will bring in thousands of spectators and a lot of media coverage. Still, it’s a one-off and Coquitlam needs a “sustained event” or several that will keep its name in the news, he said. With more than 25 years in entertainment and events marketing in Singapore, Tan believes he’s come up with a model that could work anywhere. But, first, a bit about his background: About a decade ago, Tan became the product management director of the Sentosa Development Corp. and produced the

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first international sand castle competition and established Siloso Beach, now a popular local hang-out. Tan was also responsible for heightening exposure of the annual Terry Fox Run, drawing more than 6,000 participants, and was behind the The Nation’s Countdown (a televised beach party on New Year’s Eve) as well as the world’s first balloon hat festival, where 27 school bands paraded with twisted balloons on their heads (it clinched the 2004 gold IFEA award for best new event and made the Guinness Book of World Records). Three years ago, Tan was appointed as chief of sports marketing for the Singapore Sports Council, a job that would see him double participation in a marathon and be part of the bidding committee for the first Youth Olympic Games. In Canada, he was recently asked to do an audit of the Shambhala Music Festival 2010 in Nelson, B.C., to offer fresh ideas. Tan’s concept for mega-event producing is relatively simple: To grasp the world’s eye, you need to start with good content and the help of municipal government. And good content begins with what he calls “location-based design” — that is, having really cool surroundings that will draw visitors. He points to a few examples: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade that showcases the heart of Manhattan every year and the nighttime light parade in Disneyland, the topper for families after a long day at the theme park. These types of signature events not only create shared experiences but lifelong memories, Tan said, whose aim in event programming — as it has been from the start — is to see smiles. “I like to make people happy,” he said. “I love people’s expressions when they go “Oh!” and everything connects. There’s so much value in that.” jwarren@tricitynews.com

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Winners in ‘trashy’ contest; Walker wins for menorah art Groups turn the camera on bad garbage habits, recycling By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Recycle Cops is the winner of the firstever Trashy Shor ts film contest, a project that ran last month by the city of Port Moody, ArtsConnect, the Port Moody Film Society and the Pacific Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. The Como Lake Rangers took the top prize of $700 for its work about recycling in Port Moody after getting the highest number of web votes; GOLIATH Performing Arts Society reaped $500 for taking second place for its movie, titled TRASHMAN: A Tall Tale of Bravery. “On behalf of the partners, we wish to thank all the participants who answered our call to help increase awareness about creating less trash by recycling more,” said city spokesperson Leslyn Johnson in a news release. However, “we still need to keep more trash out of the landfill and we’re calling on all Port Moody residents and businesses to keep rising to the Zero Waste Challenge. If we work

together, Port Moody can be the first city to reach — or even exceed — the regional goal of a 70% diversion rate.” To view the shorts, visit www.cityofportmoody.com and type in Trashy Shorts in the search bar. Other arts briefs:

MENORAH MENORA WINNER

Nancy Walker bested first out of 13 entries in the first menorah design competition sponsored by Coquitlam’s Burquest Jewish Community Centre. Walker won $1,000 — cour tesy of the Coquitlam Foundation — during the opening reception of the artwork on Dec. 2 at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village; the event coincided the Hannukah. The people’s choice

accolade of $100 will be awarded after the exhibit ends on Jan. 16. For more information, visit www.burquest.org.

ARTS CLASSES

Fine art instructor Judith Atkinson will teach kids and adults how to paint a n d draw in a series of classes starti n g ATKINSON n e x t month at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. Children aged seven to 12 can join Creative Kids!, running eight sessions from Jan. 24 to March 14, 4 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $98. And adult painters of all levels can learn

the tricks of the trade in Continuing to Paint, which runs Jan. 24 to March 14, 7 to 10 p.m. The course covers colour theory, composition, skill building and technique along with masterwork painting references. The price is $229. Atkinson (judithmatkinson.com) has taught in a number of school districts as well as Learning Through the Arts, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Langara College. She is an honours graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and ECUAD in Florence, Italy. To sign up, email judithm_atkinson@shaw. ca or register in person at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree

Montessori Program Registration Notice WHAT IS MONTESSORI? • •

• • • • • •

Montessori is a program of choice offered by School District #43. The program provides a rich learning environment for students. It is based on Montessori principles and fulÀlls the expectations of the Ministry of Education. The program is available to students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. The Montessori approach supports continuous progress, as students learn to work on personal goals and academic challenges. Students learn to work independently, in small groups and as peer leaders. The program is delivered following the Montessori philosophy of learning. Students make use of a variety of information sources in their project work, including explorations, technology, print and human resources. The program supports students in becoming lifelong learners and global citizens of the world.

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

New to town? Getting married? Having a baby? ...if so, a warm welcome awaits you from your hostess and the local merchants

1-866-627-6074 www.welcomewagon.ca

Children must be entering Kindergarten or Grade One in September 2011.

Registration forms will be available at the January 17, 2011 information meeting (see below), at the following Montessori elementary schools: Aspenwood (in-catchment placements only and based on space availability), Baker Drive, Hampton Park, Harbour View, James Park, Miller Park, and Seaview, and on the district website: www.sd43.bc.ca/Programs/Montessori.

Completed registration forms must be mailed or hand delivered (no faxes or emails accepted) to the Coquitlam School Board OfÀce (550 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, V3J 6A7) no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

There are a limited number of spaces available for Late Montessori Program registration in Grade 6 at Montgomery Middle School. Please contact Ms. Nancy Bennett at 604-939-7367 or Montgomery@sd43.bc.ca for further information.

Please note that registration for Kindergarten/Grade One is done by a random draw and will be limited to the number of spaces available. Late registration forms will not be part of the draw.

For parent convenience, two information meetings are planned for: Monday, January 17, 2011 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm; or 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Gallery Room - Winslow Centre 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam

LATIN DANCE

PARTY 2011 9 pm - 2 am

SHORT AND SWEET

The deadline is Valentine’s Day to enter the Writers’ Union of Canada’s 12th annual postcard story contest. The competition is open to Canadian scribes who can create a dramatic, short and snappy piece in 250 words or less. The winner will get $500 and be published in Write. Visit www.writersunion.ca/cn_postcard. asp.

Show + Giveaways + Free Dance Class + + Appetizers & Champagne + + Salsa & Latin dance music +

Great entertainment for everyone! Tickets

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$35.00 Advance $45.00 @ Door 604-725-4654/604-808-2311

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604.464.7199

Call for nominations 2011 Vancity Board of Directors election

Vancity is modernizing its electoral process to reflect best practices in governance while maintaining cooperative principles and democratic tradition. Vancity is pleased to announce that it will offer online voting* in addition to existing voting channels in 2011.

Notice to members The Nominations and Election Committee is seeking to fill 3, three-year director positions in 2011. Potential candidates are required to submit confirmation of their intention to run for the Board no later than 12:00 noon on February 18, 2011. Interviews with the Nominations and Election Committee will be scheduled and held prior to March 1, 2011. For more details on electoral process changes or the call for nominations, go online at vancity.com. If you have any questions about the nomination package, please call Vancity’s Governance Department at 604.877.7595.

Returning officers We are looking for returning officers to assist in certain branches between Tuesday, April 26 and Saturday, April 30, 2011. To apply for a position, please send a letter, fax or email with your name, address and phone number and indicate which branches would be most convenient for you. If hired, additional information may be required. Submit your letter by Friday, February 11, 2011 to: Governance Department, Reference RO Vancity, PO Box 2120, Station Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 5R8 Email: election@vancity.com Fax: 604.877.8231

For more information visit our Web site at www.sd43.bc.ca

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 43 (COQUITLAM)

NEW YEARS EVE

*Personal accounts only.


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ARTS CALENDAR

Semi-Permanent TO SUBMIT AN ITEM: Corner Eye• fax: Extensions or email: newsroom@tricitynews.com 604-944-0703

Full Eyelash Extensions

EXHIBITS • Evergreen Cultural Centre: Marcus Bowcott’s Cut Blocks, Stacks and Bundles, until Jan. 8; artwork of SD43 Grade 12 students Emerging Talent XIV, Jan. 21 to Feb. 19. • Leigh Square Community Arts Village: Celebration of Light by ArtsConnect’s ArtistCircle group show and Burquest Jewish Community Centre menorah competition, until Jan. 16; Roots: Celebrating the International Year of the Forest by Blackberry Artist’s Society and guests, Jan. 20 to Feb. 27. • Place des Arts: Suzy Stroet’s Library (multiple media), Robi Smith’s The Voice of the Sea (acrylics) and Nathania Vishnevsky and Rick Glumac’s Remembering Venice (acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and photography), Jan. 13 to Feb. 5. • Port Moody Arts Centre: Jennifer McAuley’s Landscapes of Suburbia (oil on panel), Margaret K. Haydon’s Philosopher Fish (ceramic), Margarret Walker’s Eagle’s Epic Journey (quilling paper) and Kirsten Chursinoff’s Nesting Season (fibre and textile art), Jan. 6 to Feb. 18.

NEW YEAR’S EVE • Latin dance party, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door, shows, giveaways, appetizers, champagne at midnight and a dance class at 9:30 p.m. with the party starting at 10:20 p.m. Call 604-725-4654/604- 808-2311 or visit www. hotsalsadancezone.com. • QuiRing in the New Year with the Quiring Chamber Players, at 8 p.m., at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Third annual New Year’s celebration of classical works with special guest Canadian mezzo-soprano Anita Kraus. Call 604-927-6550. • Party 2011 with Foreigner, dinner and show at 7:30 p.m., second show at 11 p.m., Red

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Students at Children of Integrity Montessori Academy paid tribute to Elvis and other rock ‘n roll legends from the 1950s during a musical production at the Coquitlam school on Dec. 17. Pictured from left to right are Ariyana Milad, Lucy Davis, Kimberley Turnbull as Elvis and Tobin Lemke. Robinson Show Theatre (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam).

JANUARY • Jan. 4: Off the Grid, improved music series, 7 p.m. at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam. Call 604-789-3456. • Jan. 6: Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.) opening reception of Jennifer McAuley’s Landscapes of Suburbia (oil on panel), Margaret K. Haydon’s Philosopher Fish (ceramic), Margarret Walker’s Eagle’s Epic Journey (quilling paper) and Kirsten Chursinoff’s Nesting Season (fibre and textile art), 6 to 8 p.m. Call 604-931-2008. • Jan. 13: Place des Arts, opening recep-

tion of Suzy Stroet’s Library (multiple media), Robi Smith’s The Voice of the Sea (acrylics), and Nathania Vishnevsky and Rick Glumac’s Remembering Venice (acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and photography), 7 to 9 p.m. • Jan. 14: Port Moody Film Society presents The Aura (Argentina, crime/drama), 7:30 p.m., Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Visit www.pmfilm.ca. • Jan. 16: Family Day at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), tour exhibits and take part in all-ages arts and crafts workshops, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 604-664-1636. • Jan. 18: Off the Grid, improvised music series, 7 p.m., Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam. Call 604-789-3456. • Jan. 19: ArtsConnect ArtistCircle’s fourth anniversary get-together bringing creative minds together, artists working in various genres, 7:30 p.m., The Conversation (8-3130 St. John’s St., Port Moody). Call 604-931-8255. • Jan. 22: Place des Arts faculty concert featuring Johanna Hauser on clarinet, Karina Slupski on violin, Roger Mangas on viola, Aleksandra Dziobek on cello and Anna Levy on piano, 7:30 p.m., Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Call 604-664-1636. • Jan. 23: Opening reception of SD43 Grade 12 students’ Emerging Talent XIV, Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), 4 to 6 p.m. • Jan. 28: CSI Coquitlam with Roman Danylo, improv comedy, 8 p.m., Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call 604-927-6555. • Jan. 29: Year of the Rabbit celebration at Henderson Place (1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), live performances, hourly draws and booths, noon to 5 p.m. Call 604-689-8898. • Jan. 30: Sixth annual Sunday coffee concert series featuring country musician Chad Brownlee, 1:30 p.m., Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam). Call 604927-8400.

Feature Restaurant by Melanie Whittaker

Since early last September, delighted diners have been able to create their own taste treats and have it cooked up right in front of them, at King’s Mongolian Grill, right here in the Tri-Cities. Tucked in between Europe Bakery and City Hall, the Grill has become a huge hit! It’s owners bring the experience of owning the Main Street location for 8 years to their new venture, and the Executive Chef has worked his magic for over 11! This isn’t just eating, it’s fun! First you choose your weapon. At lunch, pick a Medium Bowl ($6.99), a Large Bowl ($7.99), or All You Can Eat ($11.99). At dinner, (after 4:30 pm) you can get a Small Bowl Dinner Special for $9.99 or All You Can Eat, still

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It’s a sports event where the numbers in the donation jar mean much more than the ones on the scoreboard. Riverside Rapids’ hosted their sixth annual cancer fundraiser, A To u r n a m e n t f o r Emily, last weekend in honour on Emily Inglis, who succumbed to the disease at age 12 before getting the chance to attend the PoCo secondary school. The senior girls tour ney, which raises money for B.C. Children’s Hospital to help fund research and treatment, attracted 18 teams of do-gooders who played four games each in a set-schedule format. The host Rapids won all four of their games but their real victory came when the final charity tally came to more than $7,000, bringing the event’s total aggregate to over $32,000. “[In the past], we were always running fundraisers to have better uniforms, nicer trips and more games,” Rapids head coach Paul Langford explained. “I thought about all the kids who don’t get a chance because they are fighting a major disease. So why not turn this tournament into an event to help those kids? “Emily Inglis had a huge impact in our community. She will always be in our memory and this tournament is to make healthy kids aware of how fortunate they are and to show they can make a difference and give back.” Of the 18 competing squads, five were from the Tri-Cities (Riverside, Gleneagle, Archbishop Car ney, Centennial and Terry Fox), with Wester n Canada of Calgary being the sole out-of-province squad.

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Michelle Spacek (8) of the Riverside Rapids and the W.J. Mouat Hawks’ Kayli Sartori lunge for a loose ball during Thursday’s action in A Tournament for Emily in PoCo.

Cats’ owner peeks in on his hot squad By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Precisely one week after undergoing double-bypass surgery, Ron Luniw was released from hospital last Wednesday. Three days later, he followed his heart and visited his favourite spot –– the hockey rink. “I snuck out,” conceded the Port Moody Black Panthers owner and GM Luniw, who was thrilled to watch his team collect its third straight win via a 3-1 triumph Saturday over the Grandview Steelers at PoMo Rec Complex. “I stood in the corner and watched. It was pretty exciting.” The Cats are arguably the Pacific

International Jr. ‘B’ league’s hottest team, h av i n g c o o ke d u p seven wins in their last nine outings. They improved to 14-11-4 and sit a mere three points behind the Harold HAMILTON Brittain Conferenceleading Abbotsford Pilots. With his team burning it up, Luniw realizes he must be sure not to allow himself to over-heat. “They [doctors] told me the only thing I can do is walk, and that’s very little,” said the 60-year-old Luniw, who’s in his 11th season as boss of the Black Panthers, formerly the

PoCo Buckeroos. “[Heart surgery] beats you up a bit, all right. It’s not tonsillitis, put it that way. If you think you’re going to wake up [after] and everything’s normal, you’re fooling yourself.” The Cats led 2-1 after the first period and closed out the scoring with less than two minutes to go in the second when Brandon Millin netted a shorthanded tally. The game was a rugged affair that featured 138 penalty minutes. Yet the Cats’ kept their cool when it most mattered, killed off all nine Grandview powerplay chances and merrily nabbed the two points. “They players are really buying into what [head coach] Ron [Johnson]

is instructing them to do,” Luniw said. Maximilian Fiedler and Joel Hamilton sandwiched goals around that of the Grandview’s Kyle Golz, who was the lone Steeler to beat Cats’ keeper Nicholas Taylor, who blocked 40 shots. Hamilton’s game winner was the centre’s 14th goal of the season as the 20-year-old PoCo product leads the Cats with 30 points in 28 games. The Cats were set to host the 1016-3 Mission Icebreakers last night (Tuesday, after The News’ deadline) before the Christmas break. They then embark on a three-game road swing before returning home to host the Pilots on Jan. 8.

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Coquitlam Express may have only defeated the two worst teams in the B.C. Hockey League back-to-back but it sure beat losing to them. The Jr. ‘A’ Express followed up their 7-4 romp Wednesday over the Prince George Spruce Kings win another victory Friday at the Sports Centre, a 4-2 doubling of the Quesnel

Millionaires. The wins boosted the Express to 14-15-1-8 –– the 8 being a leaguehigh overtime losses –– and gave them eight of a possible 10 points in their last five games. “All in all, there are more good signs than bad as [we] head for the Christmas break,” Express assistant coach Grant Kerr wrote on the

team’s website. The Express return to action next Tuesday when the Alber ni Valley Bulldogs, who currently share seventh spot with the Express in the eight-team Coastal Conference, pay at visit, 7 p.m. After thumping a Prince George team that has mustered a mere seven wins in 41

games, they Express came out and shut down the Millionaires, owners of 10 victories in 38 outings. C oq u it l am n at ive Michael Krgovich led the victors with two goals and one assist to garner first-star status. Malcolm McKinney a n d M a rk B e g e r t also struck net for the Express.

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E. Creek boys catch Classic It was the Gleneagle Talons’ New Year’s Classic but it was the Enver Creek Cougars who did all the celebrating Friday. The Cougars of Sur rey danced past N o r t h Va n c o u ve r ’s Argyle Pipers 77-60 in the final of the eightteam senior boys high school basketball tournament in Coquitlam. B u r n aby ’s B y r n e Creek Bulldogs dumped the host Talons 53-40 in the battle for third, while Richmond’s Hugh Boyd Trojans tripped the Pinetree Timberwolves 67-47 in the consolation final. Cloverdale’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers slipped past the Centennial Centaurs 66-56 to stay out of the basement. In Thursday’s semifinals, Turell Scott

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OBITUARIES WYCHERLEY - Helen (nee Werner) Jan. 15, 1932 - Dec. 17, 2010

EVANS Patricia (Keys) Aug. 10, 1946 ~ Dec. 15, 2010 Passed away peacefully in the Royal Columbian Hospital due to complications suffering from M.S.A. and recent surgery. Survived by her husband Ian and children; Debbie (Rick), Bill (Sue), Nicola (Neil), grandchildren; Dustin, Billy, Ashlee, mother Patricia Keys, brother; Bob (Rosa), sister; Sue (Roger), brother; John and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by her father Bill. Patricia loved her many bingo outings, watching Coronation St., hosting family events, Christmas dinners and the company of her many friends. A special gathering to be announced at a later date.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with a sleep Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca GOERTZEN, Arthur William (Art) Oct. 7, 1937-Dec. 12, 2010 Art passed away peacefully on December 12th, 2010 at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody BC after an aggressive battle with cancer. He was born on October 7th, 1937 in Elbow, Saskatchewan. Art was predeceased by his beloved wife Natalie. He is survived by his daughter Barb Garant (Andre) and grandson Jordan Lepine. Also by his son Rod (Tanya) and grandsons Zayden and Quinn Goertzen. A memorial gathering will be held at Royal Canadian legion in Coquitlam, on Ridgeway Ave on Friday January 7th, 2010 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Art’s memory to the Crossroads Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society.

LASKEY, Kirk Allan Jan. 11, 1956 - Dec. 11, 2010

Kirk passed away peacefully after a long 2 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Cathy, of 34 years, his parents Dan and Jay. He is also survived by his three beautiful children who were his pride and joy, Brent (Stephanie and her precious son Christopher and his as yet unborn grandchild Ava Marie), Michael and Nikki. His sisters Dawn (Don), Karen (Tim) and brother Mark. His nieces Jenny, Lindsay, Krista, Jen and Savannah. His cousin Rick (Jean) and good friends Liz and John and sister-in-law Anne (Philip). Also remembered are all his friends at the maintenance shop. We will all remember Kirk’s infectious laugh, his great story telling and of coarse his love of sports. Thank you to everyone at Crossroads Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody are requested. Kirk, you were my best friend and soul mate and will be in my heart forever. Please join us for a celebration of Kirk’s life, Thursday, December 30th, 3pm at Kinsmen Center, 2175 Coquitlam Ave. PoCo.

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It is with profound sadness that the family of Helen Wycherley announces she passed away peacefully with family by her side at Royal Columbian Hospital. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her husband of 60 years, Richard Wycherley, children Jim (Janice), Herb (Pat), Mary (Doug) and grandchildren Bradley, Jordan, Melissa, Megan, Tara, David and Kimberly. Helen is also survived by her siblings Reinhold Werner, Walter Werner and Esther Wycherley. She was predeceased by parents Robert and Olga (nee Bittner) Werner and siblings Tracy Baker, Margaret Sangala, Gus Werner and step-sister Lena Werner. Helen was born in Ellerslie, Alberta and moved to Vancouver in 1947. She married Richard on Sept. 30, 1950 and was a dedicated, caring and loving wife and mother. Helen was a long time resident of Coquitlam who always enjoyed her summers at Point Roberts and her many RV trips through the southern states. Sincere thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at RCH. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22 at Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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#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)

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Preference will be given to those with previous experience in a food processing plant. Must have excellent electrical trouble shooting and repair skills. Experience working in a fast paced and cold working environment.

We Offer Industry Competitive Wages & Benefits With Steady Full-Time Work.

Fax resume 604.533.0896 or e-mail: careers@ donaldsfinefoods.com

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

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@ 604-472-3042

FLOWERS Family Child Daycare lic’d & cert. Educational activities, healthy snacks & meals, lge playground & backyard. FT & PT Birth-12 yrs. 6:30am - 6pm. Drop off & pick up $700 incl everything. Citadel Branch - fully licensed 778-883-7002 shiva_mosavi@ymail.com Coast Meridian Branch 604-942-6579 Cell 604-771-8076 azammalaekeh@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

Call Kim @ 604-472-3042 or Phill @ 604-472-3041

We are looking for team players to join our fast paced world of advertising! Rapid advancement and travel. Will train! No sales or phones

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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

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Christmas Cash! Up to $20 per Hour!

Call Bev 604-777-2195

$17.00 base/appt We have a 1-5 week winter break work program, flex schedules, all ages 18+, conditions apply, sales/svc, can secure summer position. CALL NOW 604-678-1065 www.WinterBreakWork.ca

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Drs & Hospitals need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459

EDUCATION

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 APARTMENT / CONDOMINIUM MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com. info@canscribe.com.

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EDUCATION

*Historical performance does not guarantee future returns. $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com. 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 If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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HOME CARE

Happy Home Care

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EDUCATION

for seniors with S Personal Care S Companionship S In House Assistance S Licensed & Insured

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EDUCATION

Call: 778-867-9135

www.HappyHomeCare.ca

Get In. Get Out. Get Working. Small Class Sizes - Monthly Intakes - Qualified Instructors Latest Software - Financial Options Free Lifetime Refreshers - Job Placement Assistance Monthly Career Fairs - No Waiting Lists - Skills Warranty

We Believe in You. Practical Nursing Health Care Assistant Medical Office Legal Secretary Early Childhood Education Business Community Support Worker - Social Services / Assisted Living

Call Our Maple Ridge Campus: (604)

466-3600

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

CARPET INSTALLATION

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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 Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available).

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CLEANING SERVICES

~~ A GIFT OF TIME ~~

Clean to Perfection. Reliable & Honest, Lic’d & Insured. Free window cleaning. 778-840-2421. CLEANING SPECIAL Rates as low as $60/mo. Price incl. cleaning supp. Free estimates. We also clean carpets. 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

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 30 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Call today, start tomorrow!

HOLIDAY HELP

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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.

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

Like music and a team environment?

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

Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more contact: Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or email jarome@dominiongrand.com

Donald’s Fine Foods is a progressive and growing specialty meat processing and distribution company in Langley. We have an opening for a Certified Industrial Electrician.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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* 12% ROI – Paid Monthly

ADULT CARRIER

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

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

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

HEALTH PRODUCTS

ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888449-1321

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and quote the route number.

CHILDREN

173E

Licensed Heavy Equipment Mechanical Supervisor

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

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

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

Mirrors

Free Estimate

604-710-2779

info@eclispeglass.ca

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DRYWALL

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060 ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500 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

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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

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

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

278 FURNITURE REFINISHING

LARIC FURNITURE REFINISHING Specialists in:

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

Ph: 604-469-2331


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GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 317

MISC SERVICES

✶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.

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING Prompt Delivery Available

Seven Days a Week

Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd.

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

A name you can trust

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

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

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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SNOWCLEARING

GENTLEMEN SNOW REMOVAL Driveways/Sidewalks/Roofs/Salting & Ice removal. Micah 604-230-0429 ~~~ SNOW REMOVAL ~~~ Bobcat & ATV Plow, salting, fully insured., WCB. 24 hours, Free Est. (778)231-9675, (778)231-9147

373A TELEPHONE SERVICES A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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

COLORCRAFT Painting Specialized in the highest quality finishes. Drywall repair, int/ext, spray painting. Insured/WCB. References. Free est. 604-338-4520

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Robert J. O’Brien

604-728-5643

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant

✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certified Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca

10% OFF from now to Feb 1 with this AD Home Renovations and New Construction Kitchens, Bathrooms, Flooring, Drywall, Garages, Decks & more * 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE* INSURED ~ WCB

Dean 604-834-3076

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

SEASIDE PAINTING

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

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

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! * Quality work *Prompt Service * Fair prices * 20 Years Serving Coquitlam centre and area. For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

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PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 $38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184 ✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, clogged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640 A-Grade Plumbing Heating & Drainage. Lic’d local plumber / gas fitter. Free est. Guar’d work 778.881.7598 NEED PLUMBING? Dan’s Your Man! Lic’d & Insured. Free Est. Dan @ 604.418.6941

342 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS Looking for a fresh new start to the new year! Get Organized! Designista S Home organization S Retail area organization S Decluttering / space planning S Organizing solutions solved

Call Today 604-787-0408

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 300

LANDSCAPING AUGUSTINE

Bark Mulch Products Composted W Bright W Nuggets Garden Blend & Lawn Blend Topsoil

465-5193

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

JACK RUSSELL PUP. male, tri colored, Vet ✔ , view parents. $500. 604-820-4236 LHASA’S, M/F, sml, Crm color $600 - others and pics @ www. lunakennels.com - 604-392-3525 MALTESE PUPPIES. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’d, all white. Can view mother. $600 (604)820-8513 MALTESE PUPS: 2 males, 7/mo old, trained, family raised, vet chkd, shots, $500. 604-464-5077. MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915. MULTI-POO pups mom Multi-poo dad Poodle. Beaut 2 male blk, 2 fem 1 blk, 1 white w/blk $500ea. 604-720-2727 or sobstyl@shaw.ca NEED A GOOD HOME for a dog or a good dog for a home? We adopt www.856-dogs.com or call: 856-3647.

good good dogs! 604-

POMERIAN Teacup loving babies + mom, 1st shots, wormed, dew claws done $650 + (604)581-2544 POM PUPPIES 1 females, 1 male, white & gold. 9 wks old. $350. (604)462-8027 or 604-506-6413 PRESA PUPPIES, family farm raised. Great temperment. Great guard dog. $600. 604-855-6929. PUGS, P/B, BLACK. Ready to go. Female $800. Male $700. 604-5956713 or 604-725-2192. (Surrey)

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

PETS 474

PET SERVICES

Its All Pawsitive Professional Dog Grooming

LARGE ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $89/mo. USD. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. For Recorded Message 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com. Offer ends 11/30/10!

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Eaglehomes.ca NEW HOME AND LAND in the Shuswap! Doublewides and Singlewides...No Pad Rent! Close to shopping and recreation. Alice: 250-819-0047 mark@eaglehomes.ca

640A REVENUE PROPERTY Shared ownership late model 40’ 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

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

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net

COQUITLAM CENTRE

STUNNING LARGE Boned Czech German Shepherd Puppies. Health Guaranteed. Please Contact For More Info. E-Mail: german_shepherds@live.ca Call: 778-836-4048

“Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm $1225/mo

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APPLIANCES

545

FUEL

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

GARAGE SALES

MISC. FOR SALE

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca. CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. CAN’T Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991. STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-of-season factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

APARTMENT/CONDO

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*IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

604-944-2963 COQUITLAM

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

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

Coquitlam/Port Moody

COQUITLAM:

St. John’s Apartments

GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP

2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody

2865 Packard Ave.

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.

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

604-464-4921

For more info & viewing call

COQUITLAM: Lincoln/Pipeline (Windsor Gate), insuite W/D, s/s appliances, brand new 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 948 sq.ft. $1400/month. 1 yr term. Linda 604-761-7226

Dragan 778-788-1845

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

COQUITLAM

Nice, well maintained studio, 1 and 2 bdrm. Fridge and stove. Balcony. Heat, hot water and 1 parking stall included. Nice location in Coquitlam just off Lougheed in quiet cul-de-sac.

For more info & viewing call

Dragan 778-788-1845

Cedar Grove Apartments

Please call Nova for viewing at 604-767-9832

655 North Rd, Coquitlam

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

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.

www.dannyevans.ca

SAVANNAH Cats & kittens for sale $500 & up. All shots & dewormed. Call: (604)576-4402.

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

706

RENTALS

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

PUREBRED Doberman puppies, ready for Christmas. 6 girls, 3 boys $900 obo. 604-807-9095.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

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

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www.proaccpainting.com

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

FOX Terrier X orphan puppies, born Sept. 17, black/white spots. $200. No Sunday calls. 604-796-9995.

MOVING SALE: Port Moody. Misc furniture incl. sofas, wall units, elliptical training machine, piano, tables, desks, crafts, ornaments, much more, $1. up, 778-989-0400

& Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618 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

CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaton terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-533-8992

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

Ph: 942-4383 Fax:942-4742

RENO & REPAIR

CHIHUAHUA puppy, male, 12 weeks, very tiny, $550. Call (604)794-7347

EXTRA CHEAP

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

LOTS

630

PETS

GERMAN SHEPHERD Reg’d pups, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guaranteed. Call 604-856-8161.

www.recycle-it-now.com

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats

477

REAL ESTATE

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Ho Ho Ho, only 1 boys left! working line $650 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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

PETS

604.587.5865

Call: (604)518-0974

604-724-6373

28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

#1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL

~ 25% off with this ad ~

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit

RECYCLE-IT!

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

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

Professional Installation

RUBBISH REMOVAL

374

465-1311

M.T. GUTTERS

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

STARBRUSH PAINTING

meadowslandscapesupply.com

GUTTER CLEANING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

For more info & viewing call

Beata 778-788-1840

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

Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

COQUITLAM

Polo Club Apartments

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

19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows

Call (604) 931-2670

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

604.465.7221

PITT MEADOWS

The Meadows

PORT COQUITLAM

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

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

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

Call 604-941-9051

Call: 604-460-7539 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $775/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034. PORT COQUITLAM; clean, spac 2 bdrm apt. Heat & h/w incl, $950/mo. Avail now. Ref’s. (604)783-2262.

PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. Bachelor. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. $750/mo. 604-469-9100 or 778-355-1808. PORT MOODY. Now renting ~ Villa Leah 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. suites. $950 $1475/mo Newly reno’d & upgraded Available immed. 778-355-6677

)DPLO\'D\ Sunday January 16, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

DW3G$

Gather up the family and tour three stunning exhibitions by artists Robi Smith, Suzy Stroet, Nathania Vishnevsky and Rick Glumac. Get the inside scoop on the artworks during artist floor talks, and have fun in our all-ages, drop-in-style arts and crafts workshops. Admission is by donation. Reserve your spot by calling 604.664.1636 by January 12! • 2D Aquariums • Venetian-style carnival masks • Yummy Treats in the Van Gogh Café

Don’tt be intimidated by art, Don art get engaged in it!

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

Call 604-908-3648 www.itsallpawsitive.com

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BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Incredible blood line. Show/pet. 99% house trained. Call 604-7400832 or 604-740-2986.

www.bernerbay.weebly.com BULL MASTIFF X SHEPHERD pups, ready to go. $500. each. 604556-6149. No Sunday calls. CANARIES. Young Red Factor canaries. Males $50. Females, $40. Call 604-931-6546 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA CROSS PUPPIES, 8 weeks, ready to go. $350 each. Call 604-596-7642. Surrey

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

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

ADMISSION By Donation

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PORT COQUITLAM

TOP FLOOR 1 BDRM APT 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

750 + SQ/FT OFFICE

PORT MOODY

Start Your New Year Right... At, The PERFECT LOCATION! Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS. Starting at $700/mo.

Call 604-724-6967

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

space with small kitchen.

NOVA VITA CO-OP

604-944-2963

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

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747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence

HOMES FOR RENT

ANMORE 2 BD rancher, cln, reno’d 1900 s/f, level acreage, 5 appli, f/p, dbl.gar, patio, $2095. Nr Pomo/Coq Ctr, 3min Bunzen Lk 778-688-6622 COQ 2 Bdrm, large yard, garage & shed, 936 Rochester Ave, 5 Appli’s, nice clean reliable family. No pets, $1250/mo. Refs. 604-875-6543 COQ. 900blk Rochester. lrg 5Bdrm, 2ba, 5appl, shed, full bsmt. New paint, tiles & carpets. Lrg reliable family. Ref’s. N/P. $1800. 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

1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION MAPLE RIDGE PRIV MST BDRM Large rm w/en-suite, WiFi & Cable, shared kitchen & laundry. $600. 604-240-8202 call only between 6-8pm please.

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1989 MAZDA 626, 2.2 L 12 valve, 277K, pwr windows locks, a/c, Panasonic CD stereo, AM/FM, meticulously maintained, $1995. Langley Michael 604-866-4460 2002 MAZDA PROTEGE 5. H/back, red, 5/spd manual, fully loaded, 106K, $5250 ďŹ rm. 604-538-9257.

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

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COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES

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

*No Pets *Avail Immediately

Call 604-942-2012

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

AUTO FINANCING

Absolute Bailiffs Inc. 1585 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, B.C. Contact: Sheldon Stibbs 604-522-2773

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2000 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE grey, good condition. AirCared. $3200. Call 604-463-9407. 2004 BUICK LASABRE V6 cloth, 149K. Private. Like new $8750. obo. 604-593-5072

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Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Kenneth James Yates Lee, aka Kenneth Yates Lee, aka Kenneth James Lee, are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Kimberly Dawn Elliott, c/o Sivertz Kiehlbauch, Barristers and Solicitors, P.O. Box 190, #320 351 Hudson Avenue, N.E., Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4N3, on or before January 14, 2011, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

Day of sale is Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 12:00 NOON.

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Re: The Estate of Kenneth James Yates Lee, aka Kenneth Yates Lee, aka Kenneth James Lee, late of 3865 St. Thomas Street, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 2Z2.

11-019D 2007 KIA SPECTRA VIN: KNAFE161575398088 Registered Owner: PITTIS, ANNA and BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA Indebtedness: $6,523.68

TRANSPORTATION 810

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

11-019A 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT VIN: 1G1AL55F567861902 Registered Owner: KRIMMER, ANTONIETTA Indebtedness: $7,423.94

*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

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1991 GMC CARGO VAN 2500, on propane, in good cond. $995. Call: (604) 807-1570 or 850-7431.

By virtue of WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN for COQUITLAM TOWING & STORAGE CO. LTD., we will dispose of the following unit to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale.

Port Mdy 3Bdr 2 storey T’House approx 1375 s/f, 2.5 bth, 2 sec u/g prk. Ns/Np/Refs. Now $1500

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 POCO. Spotless 3 bdrm. w/bsmt. gated T/H. Central Citadel Hgts. Restriction over 19. $1500/mo. + utils. Ref’s. req’d. 604-944-3937 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.

TRUCKS & VANS

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN

2 & 3 Bedrooms Available

Richmond: $20 for $40 towards A All Locations: Discount on ckage Deal D Bucks to save more on n deals de eals any Fabulous Fitness Pac Package

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Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City)

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2000 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE. Very low kms (127,000). Mint cond. New tires. $8495 604-833-4999

VEHICLES WANTED

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Motorcycles Wanted. CASH MONEY PAID. Also select watercraft, ATV & snowmobiles. Free National Pickup- no hassle. Call 1-800-9639216 www.sellusyourbike.com Mon-Fri 9a.m.-7p.m. (cst)

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

Richmond: $250 for a 1-yr Vancouver: $4 for $10 Gift Membership & Unlimited Sauna Card - the Last Minute Gift

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2005 FORD FOCUS station wagon auto, 70,000k’s blue, options, clean car $4800 ďŹ rm. 604-538-4883 2009 FORD FOCUS SES, silver, 39K. 2L auto, O/D. Loaded, leather. Mint. $13,900. 604-536-5427

PORT COQUITLAM 3 Bdrm, reno’d alarm, 2 car grge, big yard. Nr amens. Jan 1. $1500 + utils. N/S, N/P, Ref’s req’d. (604)807-9612. PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1195 +60% util. 604-469-9402

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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 COQ. 1 Bdrm G/L, very bright, own ent, lvng & kit, big stor, 4 appli. Ns/ Np $700 now/Jan.1st 604-468-9393 COQUITLAM. 1 bdrm suite. Close to shopping mall, SFU, park & transit. N/P. N/S. $650/mo. utils & lndry incl. Avail Jan 1. 604-461-6672. 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. 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. POCO. Bright spacious 3 bdrm, grnd r, $1250 incl utils, hi-spd net, basic dig. cbl & pri ph line. Walk to amens, NS/NP. 1 Prkg. Jan 1st. 604-889-6725, 604-715-4030 PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm, bright, above grnd, NP/NS, no lndry. Incl cble, hydro. $750m. 604-866-8182 PORT MOODY. Bright 1 bdrm $700 + 20% utils. Free lndry, nr Newport Village. NP/NS. Call 604-469-9402. WESTWOOD PLATEAU, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, $1,050 incl hydro & cable. Jan. 1st. Call 778-846-4455.

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STORAGE SPACE for rent.. Good for car, boat etc. 1400 sf. Avail.now. For more info call 604-866-8182.

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PORT MOODY Klahanie - New, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, granite, ss appl, h/w oor, secured parkg, pool, sauna, etc Avail. Jan 1st. $1350/mth. Call 604-809-8574.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL PORT MOODY. St. John’s St. 600 sq ft ofďŹ ce space. $1300/mo + hst. Avail Jan 1. Phone 604-4699100 leave message.

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32 Tri-City News Wednesday, December 22, 2010

HUGE BOXING WEEK CLEARANCE SALE STARTS DEC. 26TH AT 10:00 AM

COQUITLAM

LANGLEY

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20359 Langley Bypass

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Complete Dec 22, 2010 issue of the TriCity News newspaper as it appeared in print.

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