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Tyler Baker shares a little light of the season with Santa Claus at the Light the Lake Festival earlier this month in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. CRAIG HODGE/THE TRI-CITY NEWS


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You can count on birds & Burke group Annual Christmas bird count scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 2 By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

For many people, the Christmas season is a time for turkey, presents and family gettogethers. But in the Tri-Cities, there is a group of dedicated residents who have added another annual tradition to their holiday season: bird counting. Each year, members of the Burke Mountain Naturalists rally volunteers for the Coquitlam Christmas Bird Count, a data-collecting initiative that allows environmentalists to track changes in the bird population. And after 18 years of counting in the Tri-Cities, birders like BMN past-president Victoria Otton are starting to see some informative trends. “Birds move around and, at this particular time, with climate change, we see birds extending their range,” she said. “The Christmas count has been really useful for monitoring trends.” While more than 50 volunteers are expected to turn up in the Tri-Cities, they will be participating along with birders from across North America as part of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The data is collected and sent to the National Audubon Society, which has been organizing the annual count in some parts of the continent for more than 100 years. In the 1800s people engaged in what was known as the Christmas side hunt, where teams of people would go out into the woods and kill as many birds as possible, according to the Audubon history. The group that came back with the largest amount of feathers was declared the winner.

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Volunteers — experienced birders or rookies — are needed to help with Burke Mountain Naturalists’ bird count Jan. 2, part of a North America-wide count. But at the turn of the century, conservation groups became increasingly concerned with declining bird populations and, on Christmas day in 1900, Frank Chapman, an ornithologist, proposed a new holiday tradition that involved counting the birds instead of shooting them. The Christmas bird count was born and has since grown to cover most of North America.

While many experienced birders take part in the Tri-City Christmas count, Otton said that new volunteers are always welcome. Novices are usually relied upon to simply spot birds while more experienced birders identify the species. The volunteers are broken up into groups covering birdwatching hot spots such as Colony Farm in Coquitlam, Port Moody’s Shoreline Trail

and other parts of the Tri-Cities. Those who are interested in participating in the Jan. 2 event are asked to email John Reynolds at burkemtnnats@gmail.com. The cost to participate is $5, which goes to the Audubon Society to cover data-collection and -analysis costs. • For more information go to www.bmn.bc.ca. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

Mom lauded for cool head in hot situation Coquitlam mother and sons escape fire; trust fund set up to help replace belongings By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A mother and two young boys are recovering after a dramatic rescue from a burning townhouse unit on Decaire Street on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters believe candles may have

ignited the blaze, which quickly spread smoke and flames throughout the home shortly after 2 p.m. After the mother gathered the children, she attempted to escape the burning building out the front door but thick smoke trapped the family inside. She and the two young boys retreated to a bedroom upstairs, where she wet a towel, placed it under the door and phoned 911 to update emergency officials on her location. “That really assisted our first-in officer with the decision-making process,” said Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Chief Tony

Delmonico. “I can’t say enough about the actions of the mother. She is one of the most composed people I have ever ran into in 30 years of firefighting.” Rescue crews were able to use high powered fans to create a path in the smoke that enabled the family to exit the home. Delmonico credited smoke detectors and the quick-thinking actions of the mother for getting the family out safely. All three people were taken to Royal Columbian Hospital for observation and later released. The entire townhouse complex was evac-

uated for several hours as crews worked to contain the fire and smoke from the unit. Delmonico estimates that more than $50,000 in damage was done to the townhouse and a neighbouring unit. The family living in the home where the fire occurred did not have insurance but a trust fund has been set up to help the family recover some of its losses. Anyone interested in donating money for the family can go to any VanCity location; the branch number is 18 and the account number is 425728. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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The city of Coquitlam has snapped up two properties west of Place Maillardville for the future expansion of the community centre in the historically French-Canadian enclave. The city spent $1.2 million to buy two homes at 1134 and 1136 Cartier Ave.; the former was vacant, the latter is a rental. The Place Maillardville Society, which runs the centre in Laval Square, has also asked the city to buy three more properties on Begin Street that back onto 1134 Cartier Ave. but staff are not in negotiations to acquire those lands, said Maurice Gravelle, Coquitlam’s general manager of strategic initiatives. Funds for the Cartier Avenue properties were taken from the city’s land sale reserve account, which currently stands at $4 million, he said. No casino revenues were used in the purchase, as has been the case with other capital projects. Gravelle said the multi-million dollar redevelopment of Place Maillardville will be put on hold next year, although it is anticipated the preferred option will be discussed as part of the 2012 budget. Earlier this month, city council approved an additional $30,200 for the society’s budget to fund a youth co-ordinator position after representatives had said the facility has run at a loss for two years. For several years, Maillardville community and business leaders have called for the redevelopment of the aging centre, which provides recreational and language programs for all ages. And since 2002, the society has received more than $150,000 in casino grants from the city for capital and operational needs. The future expansion plans form part of the overall revitalization of Maillardville. Last month, the city offered commercial property owners in Maillardville a “tax holiday” if they build or renovate their businesses. The exemption — available to commercial property owners along Brunette Avenue, from Marmont Street to Blue Mountain Street and Lougheed Highway — applies only to new construction or renovations over $100,000. jwarren@tricitynews.com

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PoCo society misses target but hopeful of housing people in the new year, says mayor By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The Homes for Good Society is unlikely to achieve its goal of housing 40 individuals before the end of 2010 but Mayor Greg Moore believes the organization is on track to begin housing people in the new year. Moore, who launched the initiative in 2009, is hoping to use the housing-first model, which seeks to place homeless people in market-based housing. A person on welfare would see the housing portion of their cheque topped up through private contributions, a system that has worked in places such as Toronto and New York. In PoCo, however, the initiative has hit several road blocks since it was launched, although Moore believes the organization is ready

to house its first person in the early part of 2011. “I never like to give a date,� Moore s a i d , “ bu t I would think in the first couple months of the GREG MOORE new year.� After the first person is housed, he added that it is likely more people will enter the program quickly. Homes for Good hopes to work with the New View Society, which already finds housing placements for people suffering from mental illness. New View’s relationship with landlords and property owners will be integral to the success of the Homes for Good program, Moore said. “New View houses about 200 people a month in our community,� he said. “They have excellent relationships with landlords and they don’t see much of a problem being able to house our homeless residents.� The two societies are working

on a memorandum of understanding that would outline how the organizations will work together to house the homeless. One of the major hold-ups to the program, Moore said, was the fact that welfare regulations stipulate a person who receives the monthly assistance cannot receive an outside taxable benefit. The extra income the society hopes to raise through private contributions would actually make some recipients ineligible for welfare and some of the programs that come with it. But the society was able to work with Housing Minister Rich Coleman to remove some of the impediments involved with giving a welfare recipient a contribution to their rent payment. Moore said now that some of the bureaucratic hurdles are out of the way, the society can focus on fundraising. An executive director has been hired and a process is being developed for identifying those who would qualify for Homes for Good assistance. gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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here’s a Biblical phrase that goes: Judge not, that ye be not judged. Yet, we all do a lot of it. The criteria are infinite. Height, weight, breadth of hips, depth of chest, length of leg, heft of biceps, colour of skin, jut of nose and point of gaze. What was said and what was forgotten. What was done and what was not. What is common and what is different. And through this complex and often arbitrary process, we rank our fellow man — good, bad and everywhere in between. Much of it is guided and weighted by values and prejudices, faiths and fears, aspirations and expectations. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column poking fun at the commercialization of Christmas carols (“Confessions of a Christmas carol grinch,” The Tri-City News,

Dec. 10). Some of the reader response was decidedly judgmental, particularly from folks who reasoned that if I railed against being inundated by Christmas carols in shopping malls, grocery stores and every other public place, then it obviously followed I was against Christmas and Christmas trees, and concerts, and joy and, if you can imagine, against Christianity itself. One emailer labelled me a God-hater. Another said I should “get lost.” And yet another maintained I had no idea of the true meaning of Christmas. No appreciation for Christmas? I happen to like Christmas, actually. Let me describe how it has unfolded in our small family for many years and then you can judge whether all those condemnations were well placed: Before Christmas, we write our cheques to our favourite charities, which support the homeless and hungry. We put our bills in the Sally Ann kettles and the firefighters’ boots. We gather our contributions for various

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drives, at workplace and school. For weeks ahead, I’ve been crafting handmade gifts, in wood and shell and painted art, because I think that often the most cherished gifts are the ones that come from your hands and heart. We decorate our house with boughs of fresh-cut cedar and fir and holly, and bring out family heirlooms that have been brought from Europe, such as carvings and handcrafted ornaments. My mother makes German cookies and cakes. I cook a special Christmas Eve dinner and we raise a toast to the two fathers who are no longer with us, and are missed even more at this time of year. It is a time of much happiness, and deep sadness. And then, as my wife’s family tradition dictates, the Christmas story is read from the Bible. For many years, it was she who read the passages in German. Now, it is my daughter who reads in English the story of how the Christ child came into the world.

On Christmas morning, we gather by the real Christmas tree, open presents, share hugs and feel incredibly fortunate to be where we are, enjoying what we have, because we know from personal and family experience what it is like to have far less, and in places that know no peace. Then we spend the day together, talking and cooking and just being together, eventually sitting down to a traditional roast goose. And, yes, through all of that, there is some Christmas music because it’s the right time and place. So that, dear defenders of sacred cows — or carols, as the case may be — is the meaning of my meaningless Christmas. May I offer this, in the true spirit of the season, whether you be Christian or Muslim or Sikh or Buddhist, or none of the above: Goodwill among all. Merry Christmas. Andrew Holota is editor of The Abbotsford News, a Black Press sister paper of The Tri-City News.

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FACE TO FACE: In the spirit of the season, the debating partners agree to agree on...

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Following a tradition started several years ago, columnists Terry O’Neill and Mary Woo Sims are foregoing their usual format for this, their final column before Christmas, to write a combined piece on things they agree on.

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he decorations are up, the presents are under the tree and the time has come once again to offer readers our annual Christmas peace column. This column, the fifth thanks to the loyalty of our readers and The Tri-City News’ editor and publisher, is where we reveal to you that we’re not always jousting with sharp observations and sparring with blunt metaphors. In fact, we are sometimes in complete agreement. Here, then, are some of the issues from the past year upon which we were in accord.

considered, the Cradle program is making the best of a bad situation.

MARY WOO SIMS: News earlier in the year that Google pulled back some of its operations in China due to that country’s restrictive censorship of information has renewed my faith in multinationals. Risking a market that can bring a company millions if not billions of dollars in profits is courageous action.

MARY WOO: It is tragic when a mother feels her only option is to abandon her baby. I just can’t imagine the conditions that would lead to such a decision on the part of a mother. St. Paul’s Hospital has come up with a program that is, as my colleague said, “life-affirming� and “non-threatening.� The child now has a chance at life and I hope the mother finds peace one day with her decision. Speaking of peace, after months of rancour, as evidenced in letters to the editor about our four-legged friends and whether and where there should be on- or off-leash parks, it seems that we’ve reached some rapprochement. My colleague and I both agree that we should let sleeping dogs lay. Let dog owners and non-dog owners enjoy parks together.

TERRY O’NEILL: My colleague is right on the mark. As a career writer, I am especially opposed to censorship of information of the sort practised in China. If companies such as Google, whose unofficial slogan is “Don’t be evil,� don’t have the integrity to stand up for what’s right, China will be under little pressure to change its oppressive (dare we say, “evil�) ways. But we don’t have to look half a world away to find important human-rights issues. Earlier this year, controversy arose over the first use of the Angel’s Cradle program at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. The program is designed to give mothers the life-affirming but nonthreatening option of leaving an unwanted baby anonymously at a designated place rather than “throwing it away� in a dumpster. All things

TERRY: The hot topic of last spring — whether to extend off-leash hours at Mundy Park — cooled down after last spring’s referendum and continues to be on the backburner. A portion of the credit for this must surely go to Coquitlam council, which continues to make progress on plans to establish more enclosed off-leash areas in key spots around the city. As the song says, “Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly.� Likewise, “Dogs gotta run,� and I agree with my colleague that this is the best strategy to allow them to do so. And speaking of strategies, we continue to agree on several aspects of the ever-delayed Evergreen (Nevergreen? Evergroan?) Line. After agreeing previously on our preference for a route through Port Moody, we agreed this year the TransLink budget shortfall should not

be funded by increased property taxes, and we were also in complete accord on the level of our frustration over the interminably long wait for construction to begin. Let’s get this thing rolling. MARY WOO: Absolutely. The Evergreen Line is far overdue and a great Christmas present would be funding approval and the ceremonial shovel in the ground. As witnessed by the speed and efficiency with which the Canada Line was built, when government puts its mind to something it gets done. Which brings me to season’s greetings to my colleague opposite, the wonderful folks at The Tri-City News and you, the readers. Whether you and your family celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, or if you celebrate nothing in particular at this time of year, it is always the right time to give thanks for the love of family and friends. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season. TERRY: We’ve disagreed on much during the five years we have engaged in our little wars of words but we’ve also found common ground on a satisfyingly large number of subjects, not the least important of which is an annual desire for our readers to embrace all the good that this time of the year has to offer. And so allow me to close by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

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On the first Thursday of each month, a crack team of volunteers descends upon Port Coquitlam’s Kinsmen hall to serve dinner and entertainment for as many as 80 local women in need. It’s a mature sacrifice to make — especially given the age of the volunteers, all students at Anmore elementary school. But Jennifer Whiffin’s Grade 4/5 class seems to crave the connection they developed with the women and with the wider community outside of their peer group, she said. “I had one boy say he felt they were like a little crack team of volunteers and they loved working together, and part of it was very social for them. They love keeping busy,� Whiffin said. “It was this real connection with real people that appreciated what they had to bring.� H o s t e d by t h e S o r o p t i m i s t International of the Tri-Cities, the women’s dinner brings in clients from the Share food bank and Port Coquitlam’s Glory House as well as women who have recently immigrated, said local Soroptimist member Darlene McCann. Apart from serving dinner and helping with the clean-up afterward, Ms. Whiffin’s class has also raised $850 in bake sales and door-to-door

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Darlene McCann of the Soroptimist International helps Anmore elementary school students fill gift bags for women at the Port Coquitlam Kinsmen hall. fundraising over just two weeks for the women at the Soroptimist dinners. That money was used to buy gift bags of socks, gloves, soaps, lotions, ornaments and snacks that were given to the women at the December dinner. “It’s tough to find just the right thing to kind of bring the issues around social responsibility alive to the students without sort of forcing it down their throats,� Whiffin said. “I’m hoping what this will do is be a springboard for them to seek out volunteering opportunities for themselves as they get older and not feel cynical about these things.� The class began its Soroptimist dinner partnership in January and Whiffin said she plans to make it part of her teaching curriculum indefinitely. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

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lage from 4:30 to 10 p.m. daily. • 1417 Garibaldi Pl.: John and Trudy Wolff invite you to enjoy a display of 120 handpainted pieces and 5,000 lights featuring both traditional (manger, shepherds, angels, wise men) and contemporary (Santa and reindeer, toy trains, skaters, nutcrackers) Christmas images.

PORT COQUITLAM • 1260 Fletcher Way: Gerry and Dawn Becker have added to their Christmas display over the years and there are now more than 20,000 lights, Santa’s workshop at the top of candy cane lane, busy elves and Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the yard. Rudolph and his friends are waiting on the roof with Santa’s sleigh of toys and goodies, and you

can hear the carollers in the yard. The display is open daily from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and donations will gratefully be accepted for the Empty Stocking Fund. • 1781 Manning Ave.: The Thomas family’s display, a longtime fixture in the area, boasts 2,500 lights, reindeers and blow-up figures. • 1039 Parana Dr.: Karen and Murray Frank invite you to visit their display, which they’ve put to music you can hear by tuning your car radio to FM 107.9 while checking it out. They are also collecting cheques, made payable to the Canadian Cancer Society, for their charity Ironcops for Cancer. (You can view a video of their 2009 display at gallery.me.com/murrayfrank#100464.) • 3970 Cedar Dr.:

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“The movie was so helpful because his character was so important that even though his stutter was really, really bad, you had to look past what he was stuttering about and into the context of what he was saying because it was so important.”

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he King’s Speech, a new British film starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter, has not only generated Oscar buzz for its lead actor, it has local speech therapists and their students talking. And they have nothing but praise for the film, which deals with the complex and often misunderstood phenomenon of stuttering. Kate Semyonova, a 21-year-old University of BC music student and Port Coquitlam resident, and Wendy Duke, her speech therapist, were treated to a special advance screening of the film last week along with other speech therapy students and educators. “It really gives a glimpse into the pain of stuttering and the enormous struggles The King’s of everyday tasks,” Speech is now said Duke, who showing at has been practisSilverCity ing speech therapy Coquitlam in Vancouver for 29 Cinemas. years. “The hardest Check theatre thing about stutterfor show times. ing is often the simple platitudes people say to stutterers, such as ‘Just calm down’ or ‘Take your time,’ when it’s not that simple.” As suggested by the title, the film’s plot follows the true story of stuttering king, George VI of Great Britain, who, with the help of his speech therapist, struggles to overcome his stutter while enduring all of the social stigmas and prejudices that come with it — many of which still exist today — all while staring down Nazism during the Second World War. Semyonova, an accomplished pianist and singer, was born in Kazakhstan and grew up speaking German, Russian and English fluently but for a stutter that pervaded all three. “People get really awkward and they don’t take you seriously, they just focus a lot on [the stutter],” Semyonova said. “And the movie was so helpful because his character was so important that even though his stutter was really, really bad, you had to look past what he was stuttering about and into the context of what he was saying because it was so important.” Still only partially understood by neurologists and speech therapists, stuttering seems to have a hereditary link among families, Duke said, and is most likely to develop in

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Kate Semyonova, 21, of PoCo is a UBC music student, recently attended a special advance screening of ‘The King’s Speech’ along with other speech therapy students and educators. kids between the ages of two and five. She added that it’s important for people to know that speech therapy has come a long way since the war-time era of the film, and that stuttering is highly treatable with modern exercises. One exercise that Semyonova uses comes naturally from her musical background.

“It’s called connected speech,” she said, “and it’s, to me, the whole theory behind that when a person sings, they don’t stutter. When you sing, it uses a different part of the brain and when you’re connecting all of your syllables and you’re not having a lot of breaks, and the breaks you do have are planned, it ends up using that different part of the brain

that’s used for singing and you end up being fluid and not stuttering.” The King’s Speech recently won the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award and its star, Firth, is widely seen as a frontrunner to win the best actor Oscar for his performance. tcoyne@tricitynews.com

In January: Substance abuse ed. and outdoor fun The Share Alcohol and Drug Program is hosting a free education series starting next month on alcohol and drug addiction. The program is open to anyone and offers information for those who have an alcohol or drug problem, or for those concerned about their use. It aims to help those people affected by others’ use to understand addicts and addictive behaviour. The meeting format consists of a video, followed by a brief presentation and open discussion. Topics vary from week to week, as outlined below: • Jan. 12: Use, misuse, abuse — how people become addicted. • Jan. 19: Medical aspects and effects of alcohol and drug abuse. What happens to the body and mind under the influence. • Jan. 26: Alcohol — How dependence develops; controlled using.

• Feb. 2: Cocaine and crystal meth — the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like. • Feb. 9: Relapse prevention — discussion on the psychological, emotional and physical aspects of relapsing and what can be done. • Feb. 16: Stress — learning how to cope with little and big problems without using. • Feb. 23: Anger — understanding your anger and learning how to manage it more effectively. • March 2: Trauma — How substance misuse often occurs with people who have experienced childhood abuse. How these experiences may cause relapses or continued misuse. • March 9: Mental Illness, Depression and Addiction. Many people have a substance problem and are coping with mental issues. Understanding the links between the two is-

sues will be tonight’s goal. • March 16: Drinking, drugs and driving — How the new laws will affect you. You will learn about blood alcohol levels and how drugs impair judgment. • March 23: Substance affected: How others misuse or abuse of alcohol and drugs affects us. How to help others. • March 30: Stage 2 recovery — life in the future. Sessions run Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Share, second floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody For more information, call 604-936-3900. Other community happenings:

OPEN HOUSE AT SASAMAT Sasamat Outdoor Centre invites individuals and families to spend the afternoon at it’s annual winter open house, scheduled for

Sunday, Jan. 9. At the event, which runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Belcarra facility, you can socialize with friends, tour the centre and receive information on its 2011 programs. Visitors will be greeted with hot chocolate and can roast a hot dog by the lake. If you are feeling energetic, you can go for a ride in a voyageur canoe, try archery or take on the low ropes course. There is no cost and no need to register, although donations for the hot dog roast will be appreciated. Sasamat Outdoor Centre is a member of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses, a community based United Way Agency serving Greater Vancouver, since 1894. The camp program is accredited by the B.C. Camping Association. For more information, call 604-939-2268 or visit www.sasamat.org.


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TRI-CITY SPOTLIGHT: New moms and babes at RCH get help from charity, Shriners Barbie Hislop (top, left), executive director for Variety — The Children’s Charity, and Adrienne Bakker, CEO and president for the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, toured the regional hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit after Variety donated $31,250 to help buy two Biliblankets, a Bilirubin analyzer (non-invasive blood testing machine) and an IV infusion pump for newborns. Below, Brent Atkinson, a RCHF board director, was presented with $4,650 from the New Westminster Gizeh Shriners to help buy a new pediatric bed. In 20 years, the fraternal group has handed over $250,000 to support new moms and their babies at RCH. The Shriners are (left to right) president Ed Scott, secretary Donovan Tyers and Paul Johansen, the Shrine’s hospital rep. see SPOTLIGHT page 18

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MY WINTER PHOTOS: We asked & readers came through with stunning shots (see more in the next issue) e

Photo by Mon Karbowiak: First grader Jonathan Karbowiak plays in the snow.

Photo by Tania Burt: Jayden Burt and Santa atop Grouse Mountain.

Photo by Rhea Hayes: Some Christmas decorations from the mantle.

Photo by Antoinette Lebrun: Playful kangaroos populate a front lawn in Glenayre, Port Moody.

Photo by Jason Hylton-Foster: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody.

Photo by Tony deBoer: Taken on his backyard sundeck.

Photo by Kurt Gebeshuber: A little yard decoration in Port Moody.


SATURDAY, JAN. 1 • Penguin Plunge, Rocky Point Park boat launch, PoMo; registration opens at 11:30 a.m., plunge at 1 p.m. Registration: $5, with proceeds to Pleasantside Community Association, which co-sponsors the event with the city. Prospective plunge-takers should wear shoes as the seabed is covered with sharp barnacles and shells that can cut swimmers’ feet.

SUPER BOWL PARTY AT FOX • Tickets available now for Super Bowl party fundraiser, Feb. 6, for the Terry Fox Ravens football team; event starts at 2:30 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets cost $20 and must be purchased by Jan. 21; email hbjornson@sd43. bc.ca.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5 • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly 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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 8 • Bottle drive at Dr. Charles Best secondary school, 2525 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam; donations of bottles, cans, juice containers for pop, juice, beer, wine and other alcohol will be accepted from 9 a.m.-noon. Event is a fundraiser for the Best 2011 after-grad. Volunteers are also needed to help accept donations and sort bottles and cans. If you cannot drop off the morning of Jan. 8, call Rose at 604-469-7118 to arrange a pickup either prior to or after the event.

THURSDAY, JAN. 13 • La Leche League Canada-Coquitlam meets at Share Family and Community Services Society, main floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody; doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topic: “Baby Arrives: Family and the Breast-fed Baby.” All women interested in breastfeeding (and their children) are welcome to attend monthly LLL meetings. Info: www.lllc.ca. (Note: This month’s meeting schedule is adjusted to accommodate Remembrance Day.)

NOTICES • You can register now for the Walk for Memories, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of BC to be held Jan. 30, 2011 in PoMo. Info: 778-835-7526 or 604-9414697, Ext. 225, or www.walkformemories.com. • The Family Resource Centre at Westwood elementary school, in co-operation with School District 43, is offering multi-sensory literacy tutoring; one-hour sessions at 4 p.m. are available to all children ages 5-8 in the TriCities. Info: ldafrasernorth@gmail.com. • Registration is ongoing for boys and girls for the 5th Coquitlam Scouting group for the Beaver Colony (K–Grade 2), Cub Pack (Grades 3–5) and Scout Troop (Grades 6–8). This Scouting group meets at Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: casanna@shaw.ca. • Girl Guides takes registrations on an ongoing basis for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and adult women volunteers. Training and mentoring available for new volunteers. Info: www.girlguides.ca or call 1-800-565-8111. • Kiddies Korner Pre-school still has spaces available. Info: 604-941-4919 or info@kkp.ca. • Tri-City Transitions is hosting My Money, My Choices: Financial Education for Women, a free program designed to empower women survivors of domestic violence. The program focus is to increase women’s economic participation and self-sufficiency through financial education and skill. Info & registration: 604-941-6311 • 754 Phoenix Air Cadet Squadron is accepting registrations for girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 18. If you like camping, hiking, sports, flying, precision drill, first aid, robotics, biathlon, range, band, flight principles or air navigation, Cadets is for you. The squadron has year-long programs, including summer camps. To regis-

The Foundation wishes to thank all our very best angels for your contributions throughout the year, allowing us to buy the medical equipment our community hospital needs.

Happy Holidays and A Healthy New Year

ter, visit Moody elementary school (2717 St. Johns St., PoMo) at 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. Info: 604-936-8211. • Family and Community Services Society is offering a free, weekly drop-in support group for women who have been affected by violence in their intimate relationships. Free childminding is available for the duration of the group. For more information about Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) support group, call Katherine at 604-936-3900. • Children Who Witness Abuse Program provides individual and group counselling for children ages 3 through 18 who have lived in a family where they have been witness to physical, emotional, mental or verbal abuse. Through support, education and counselling children will have the opportunity to heal the emotional wounds of relationship violence, build self-esteem and to stop the intergenerational cycle of abuse. This program is a free service for Tri-City families. Info: 604-941-7111.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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s sounds of joy ďŹ ll the air, we’d like to send out our best wishes for a very happy holiday season! Thank you for your support throughout the year.

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s we just passed the shortest, darkest day of the year, now is one of the worst times for our indoor plants. Due to the reduced daylight, the extra warmth from heaters and fireplaces and the low humidity inside our homes, keeping our indoor plants thriving can be a real challenge. But things get better as we inch along with one more minute of light each day, and there are a number of important things we can do to get our plants back in shape. One of the most important, yet often overlooked, ways of helping our plants is to change the air inside our homes. Open those doors and windows, even for a short while, to get some fresh air inside. A fresh supply of air is essential for plants, especially at this time of year. Even on the coldest days of winter, we always open the air vents of our greenhouses during the warmest part of the day to allow an exchange of air. The movement of air is also critical to prevent mildew and other fungal diseases. Many folks simply switch on the summer fan in their furnace, but a small circulatory fan can do the job nicely. With both fresh air and air movement, you too will find the atmosphere in your home feels better. It is also time to give your plants a good shower. Any dust that has collected on them creates an ideal breeding ground for pests. Washing it off with a soft, warm shower is one of the best things you can do to promote their health. Do not get the soil saturated,

just wash the foliage. This only applies to smooth leafed plants, not to violets and other flowering plants. Your plants will be clean and fresh, and the moisture will discourage spider mites. It might also be a good idea, once the plants are all in the shower, to spray them with a safe, organic pesticide, such as Safer’s soap products. Preventative organic programs, when used on a regular basis, will prevent most pest problems. They should, however, be applied with a small pressure sprayer as the spray must completely cover all parts of the plant, especially the undersides of the leaves, if it is to be effective. Use only warm water when you spray to avoid shocking your plants. When you put your plants back in their traditional location, be sure to rotate them regularly so all sides of the plant receive light. At this time of year, it might be wise to keep them close to east or north windows, or at least open the curtains wide to brighten your rooms. Extra lighting for 16 hours a day from Power Smart fixtures will also promote more vegetative growth on many plants. Proper watering is the most critical factor for the survival of all your plants. The only true way of telling if a plant needs water is by lifting the pot and feeling its weight. If the pot feels light, the plant needs water; if it feels heavy, do not water. At this time of year, you may only need to water two or three times per month, but when you do, really soak your plants thoroughly with warm water, then let them dry out. This only applies to root-bound plants. If your plants are not root-bound, downsize. Plants that are under severe stress should be covered loosely with a clear, lightweight

poly bag to create a micro-climate. Placing three or four bamboo stakes in the pot will help keep the poly off the leaves. Mist the plant frequently to increase humidity. You will be surprised to see how this treatment will improve the condition of struggling plants. This is one of the most difficult times of the year for our indoor plants, and they do require some help. Please give them the attention they need now to get them through the rest of winter so that come spring, they will bounce back with full, lush, healthy growth.

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

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Kathleen Chu (left) of the Gleneagle Talons and teammate Chichi Nwankwo (7) defend against the Elgin Park Orcas’ Natalie Hadikin during last week’s play in A Tournament for Emily, hosted by the Riverside Rapids. The sixth edition of the 18-team invitational raised more than $7,000 for cancer research and treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Cats’ Kang crushes Mission in overtime By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Por t Moody Black Panthers steamed into Christmas on Tuesday by huffing and puffing their way past the stubborn Mission Icebreakers. Trevor Kang’s brilliant individual effort and roof-top shot 1:03 into overtime triggered a 2-1 Cats’ triumph at PoMo Rec Complex –– their fourth straight Pacific International Jr. ‘B’ hockey league victory heading into the holiday break. Solving hot-shot Icebreakers’ goalie Michael James Barr proved a riddle for the Cats, who out-shot the visitors 43-30, including 17-6 in a lopsided third period. In fact, it was Barr and the ’Breakers who last beat the Cats –– 4-1 in Mission on Dec. 5. Tuesday’s result improved the Cats to 15-11-4 and a mere two points behind the Harold Brittain Conference-leading Abby

Pilots. Mission slid to 10-16-4. “[Barr] is the real deal,” said Black Panthers general manager Ron Luniw regarding the game’s first star. “Take nothing away from this Mission hockey club. The whole organization is coming along, it’s just going to take them a bit.” The Cats owned the majority of play but trailed 1-0 before Zack Henry finally solved Barr three minutes into the third period to knot the count and eventually force overtime. Despite playing on the second-worst team in the 10-team PIJHL, Barr owns a solid 3.06 goals against average and .911 saves percentage. Cats’ keeper Nick Taylor is fifth among goalies with a 2.84 GAA and a sparkling .919 saves percentage. ICING: The Cats’ first two games after Christmas are on the road before they return home Jan. 8 to host the Pilots, 7:45 p.m.

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Thomas Greenwood-Henry (17) and Mikey Dale of the Coquitlam Adanacs check Langley’s Kanen Hunter in a recent U8 field lacrosse game in Langley.

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Wade into a store TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz Never too late to fish for a gift This week, we offer gifts that are easy and do-able for the last-minute Christmas shopper with an angler on their list. Fishing rods, reels and/or waders are always a nice purchase and we believe the best way to gift your angler with one of these items is to take him/her shopping attheir favorite store. Simply place a note stating your intentions in a Christmas card and slip it under the tree. This is sure to please your angler and you don’t run the risk of buying the wrong item. Fishing vests can work, too, and the newer models that consist of nothing more then mesh with pockets are sure to please when the weather heats up. Remember, these tools are made to carry equipment, not for warmth, so mesh models tend to stay on when most others have been removed. Nothing wrong with fishing magazine subscriptions, also, for providing hours of pleasing and informative reading. Another good one is fly-fishing, fly-tying, or fly-casting lessons. Many of the instructors do not book class time until the New Year, so a note of promise in a Christmas card works for this gift well. Merry Christmas!

THE REPORT Our Lower Mainland lakes are fishing slow to fair. Try a slow troll or retrieve with Big Black, Nation’s Black, Wooly Bugger, Micro Leach, Baggy Shrimp, Coachman, Halfback, Dragon Nymph, olive Matuka, Butler’s Bug, Zulu or Doc Spratley. The Lower Mainland beach and estuary fisheries are fishing well for sea-run cutthroat. The Fraser River is slow to fair for cutthroat and dolly varden. The Vedder River is slow for rainbow, dolly varden and the odd early steelhead. The Stave River is fair for rainbow and cutthroat. The Harrison River is fair for cutthroat and rainbow.

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

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

Home Renovations and New Construction

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

RENO & REPAIR

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 BOARDING, TAPING, painting, renovations. Big & small jobs, quality work. Free estimates. Roman 604-931-4132 or 726-4132. COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. ref’’s. reno’’s, reasonable rates. All work guaranteed. 604941-8261, cell 778-999-2754. FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945 RELIABLE DRYWALLERS, tapers & textures. 20 years exp. Com/Res. Reno’s. 604-603-7180 WHITE WALL DRYWALL INC. SteelStud*Boarding*Taping*Texture Free Estimates. 604-936-9601.

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

604-780-6304

Call Tim 604-612-5388

257

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Over 20yrs experience. Complete Reno’s 1 call does it all. Kitchen, Bath, Flooring. Resonable rates and quailty workmen ship.

Specialists in:

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RAY’S Home Improvements

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Seven Days a Week

245

287

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PETS 477

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

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

509

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

604-944-2963 COQUITLAM

VIEW: Day of Sale Consignments Welcome We are closed Fri., Sat & Sun Central Auction, 20560 Langley Bypass 604-534-8322 www.centralauction.com

www.bernerbay.weebly.com BULL MASTIFF X SHEPHERD pups, ready to go. $500. each. 604556-6149. No Sunday calls. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA puppy, male, 12 weeks, very tiny, $550. Call (604)794-7347 Chorkies, 3F/1M, blk/tan mom Chihuahua, dad Yorkie, ready now. Up to 6lbs, $500. (604)824-5997 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaton terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-533-8992 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Ho Ho Ho, only 1 boys left! working line $650 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 LHASA’S, M/F, sml, Crm color $600 - others and pics @ www. lunakennels.com - 604-392-3525 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 POMERIAN Teacup loving babies + mom, 1st shots, wormed, dew claws done $650 + (604)581-2544

AUCTIONS

Antique & Collectible Sale Mon. Dec. 27th

PETS

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

APPLIANCES

COQUITLAM CENTRE

533

FERTILIZERS

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

545

FUEL

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

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $3000. Baritone Saxophone 1926 Silver CM Conn Ltd, all original $2700. Call 604534-2997

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

COQUITLAM:

GARDEN COURT HOUSING CO-OP 2865 Packard Ave. Now accepting applic’s for 1 & 2 bdrm apt’s. Share purchase req’d

604-464-4921 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 COQUITLAM

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


Friday, December 24, 2010 Tri-City News 35

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM nr Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;heed mall/skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, adult bldg, quiet, n/p, gated prkg, video surveillance, 1 bdrm $780, incl heat, h/w, Jan. 1, Crime-Free, Cert. 604-937-7812 www.greatapartments.ca Coquitlam/Port Moody

St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apartments

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Walking distance to all amenities and WC Express. New carpets and applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Gated parking. Quiet and secure bldg. Adult oriented. Sorry no pets. Refs required.

Call 604-941-9051 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm apt. $775/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

For more info & viewing call

CEDARWAY APT

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

Dragan 778-788-1845

Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms

Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net PORT COQUITLAM; clean, spac 2 bdrm apt. Heat & h/w incl, $950/mo. Avail now. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. (604)783-2262.

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

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

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 PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. Bachelor. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. $750/mo. 604-469-9100 or 778-355-1808.

COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

PORT MOODY Klahanie - New, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, granite, ss appl, h/w ďŹ&#x201A;oor, secured parkg, pool, sauna, etc Avail. Jan 1st. $1350/mth. Call 604-809-8574. PORT MOODY. Now renting ~ Villa Leah 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. suites. $950 $1475/mo Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d & upgraded Available immed. 778-355-6677 PORT MOODY

Start Your New Year Right... At, The PERFECT LOCATION!

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available 2 BEDROOM Great location for seniors!

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

Criminal/cr check & refs. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us. MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $740/mo GREAT LOCATION

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

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. PORT MOODY. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. 600 sq ft ofďŹ ce space. $1300/mo + hst. Avail Jan 1. Phone 604-4699100 leave message.

736

PITT MEADOWS

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

Large 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available

Call: 604-460-7539 604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818

HOMES FOR RENT

COQ 2 Bdrm, large yard, garage & shed, 936 Rochester Ave, 5 Appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. N/P. $1800. 875-6543

711

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

750 + SQ/FT OFFICE space with small kitchen.

604-944-2963 747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

CO-OP RENTALS NOVA VITA CO-OP

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

736

TRANSPORTATION 818

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2004 BUICK LASABRE V6 cloth, 149K. Private. Like new $8750. obo. 604-593-5072 2005 FORD FOCUS station wagon auto, 70,000kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blue, options, clean car $4800 ďŹ rm. 604-538-4883

TRANSPORTATION 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2000 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE. Very low kms (127,000). Mint cond. New tires. $8495 604-833-4999

851

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal

2002 MAZDA PROTEGE 5. H/back, red, 5/spd manual, fully loaded, 106K, $5250 ďŹ rm. 604-538-9257.

827

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

TRUCKS & VANS

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

VEHICLES WANTED

POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence

PORT COQUITLAM

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

OFFICE/RETAIL

COQUITLAM Centre Area

2 Bdrm Suites Available With Large Balcony / Patio

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.

751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam

741

PORT COQUITLAM

2010 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St, Port Moody

Dragan 778-788-1845

RENTALS

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

749

STORAGE

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

750

SUITES, LOWER

ANMORE. 1 bdrm on acre, 1000 sf, priv entry, cvrd deck, shrd W/D. N/P, suits 1, $695 + utils. Immed/Jan.1. 604-506-1034 COQUITLAM Capehorn Ave. Bright 1 bdrm & den, shrd lndry, yard $725 incl utils. Jan15. 604-780-7726. COQUITLAM Mundy Prk. 3 brs bsmt, sep entry. ktchn, bath, own w/d. n/s, n/p, avail now. $850/m + 40% utils. 604-939-8178. 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.

751

SUITES, UPPER

BURNABY North, 3/bdrm 1.5 baths, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d upper duplex. 5/appli, f/p, N/S, N/P. $1225/mo. Avail Jan. 16 or Feb 1. 604-880-9433 PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1195 +60% util. 604-469-9402

752

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES

The Scrapper

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS 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. 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.

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2 & 3 Bedrooms Available

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*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

*No Pets *Avail Immediately

Call 604-942-2012 PITT MEADOWS: 2-3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm ea mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows V3Y 2B2. Send SASE or leave msg 604-465-1938 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm T/Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $755/mo & $775/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. 604-464-0034.

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36 Tri-City News Friday, December 24, 2010

This BOXING WEEK you get nothing! No free trips or giveaways JUST LOW PRICES ON GREAT VEHICLES FROM PEOPLE WHO TREAT YOU RIGHT.

‘10 F-150 Supercrew 4WD XLT ‘10 Ranger Supercab Sport 4.6L V8, CD player, 7000 GVWR, power group, 17” aluminum wheels, bedliner

ONLY 29 LEFT

+ fees & taxes

$

Now

4.0L, V6, CD Player, Air Conditioning, bedliner

Was $41,194 Was $22,959

28,888

*

Now

ONLY 9 LEFT + fees & taxes

$

15,888

**

Incentives on 2010’s end December 31/2010

#10F12414 * When financing through Ford Credit and if eligible for COSTCO discount.

Includes 1 year SIRIUS Satellite subscription

CARS

‘04 Lincoln LS MOONROOF, LEATHER, ONLY 90,500 KMS * $ PFC1742A

14,999

‘03 Infiniti G35 MOONROOF, LEATHER * 10F16533A

$

14,999

#10RA4969

TRUCKS

‘09 Corolla S POWER GROUP, MOONROOF, ONLY 36,000 KMS * $ PLT4638A

19,999

‘05 Dakota Quad Cab ‘08 Explorer Ltd. AWD ‘03 Chevrolet Cavalier $

4X4, ONLY 54,300 KMS * PFT1817B

15,599

POWER RUNNING BOARDS, MOONROOF, NAVIGATION * $ MLT203

AIR CONDITIONING, POWER GROUP * $ PC5663

‘06 Jeep Commander

‘06 F-350 CrewCab

LTD., AWD, LOADED, LEATHER SEATS, MOONROOF * $ PT4648A

DIESEL, 4X4, KING RANCH, LOADED * $ MLT202

26,999

4,888

Escape Evacuation! Escapes

14,988

6,988

‘06 Hybrid XLT 11ES9223A..................

‘07 XLT MLT303.......................

‘06 XLT 4x4 PFT1849......................

‘04 Porsche Boxter S IMMACULATE! * 10F18034A

$

29,999

‘08 Mustang GT LEATHER, ONLY 38,500KMS * $ 11ES7404A

19,988

$

10,988

‘04 Civic Sedan AUTOMATIC, A/C, POWER LOCKS AND WINDOWS * $ PC5696

9,988

PFC1733A ...................

‘08 XLT 4x4 PFT1847......................

14,988

$

15,988

$

15,988

$

15,988

$

19,988

‘00 BMW 540i

‘07 Pontiac G6 GT

LEATHER, MOONROOF, 113,000 KMS * $ MLT169A

HARDTOP CONVERTIBLE * $ 9ES5205A

‘06 Magnum SXT PRICED TO CLEAR! * MLT63B

‘06 XLT 4x4

$

9,888

19,988

‘05 Dodge Gr. Caravan ‘07 Hyundai Accent GS CAPTAINS CHAIRS, POWER GROUP, 80,000 KMS * $ MLT291A

9,999

HATCHBACK, POWER GRP, 55,000 KMS * $ PT4600A

9,999

‘08 XLT 4x4 11ES5201A .................

‘08 Hybrid

22,999

$

25,888 ‘10 Limited AWD $ PFT1871..................... 29,999 ‘10 Limited AWD $ PFT1877..................... 31,988 ‘10 Limited AWD$ PFT1875.................... 32,999 MLT196 ......................

‘03 Jeep TJ $

SPORT, CONVERTIBLE, * 10RA2079A

11,988

$

SUPERCAB SE, 4X4 * PFT1850A

15,988

‘04 Ford F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4, POWER GROUP * $ MLT197

16,988

‘00 Explorer Sport

‘99 Chev Blazer LS 4X4, POWER GROUP * $ PFT1859

$

5,988

4X4, POWER GROUP

5,988* 10ES3184A

‘07 Ford Edge SEL

‘08 Sport Trac Ltd AWD

PANORAMIC ROOF, LEATHER SEATS * PFT1843

NAVIGATION SYSTEM, LEATHER SEATS, MOONROOF * $ PFT1879

MOONROOF, LEATHER, TONNEAU

$

30,998

$

28,999

26,998* PLT4650

2 BLOCKS EAST

COQ. CENTRE

/mymetroford *Prices do not include taxes & licensing

‘05 Mazda B4000

‘09 Edge Limited

metromotors.com /mymetroford

32,988

19,988 ,

$

604-464-0271

METRO FORD

LOUGHEED HWY

PITT RIVER

$

A/C, POWER GROUP * 10ES7272A

SHAUGHNESSY

24,999

Starting from $

‘03 Honda Civic LX

COQ. RIVER

LEATHER, GLASS ROOF, 8,600 KMS * PC5700

W

‘10 Mustang V6 Pony

2505 LOUGHEED HIGHWAY

Tri-City News Dec. 24, 2010  

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