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DEC. 28, 2010

TRI-CITY NEWS Dancing in the New Year

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INSIDE Tom Fletcher/8 Letters/9 A Good Read/12 Community Calendar/14


Mall parking lots were packed in the days leading up to Christmas and packed on Boxing Day, too, as shoppers went bargain hunting. For more on how local retailers fared on Boxing Day, see story on page 4.

Generous homeless man mourned Wickens would buy pizza, catch fish for his friends By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Irvin Wickens may have been quick to help other people, but he was unable to help himself. That is how friends at a funeral service remembered the 43-year-old homeless man, who was found dead next to a busy Port Coquitlam intersection last week. More than 150 people turned out on Thursday afternoon to share stories and memories of their fallen friend, who lived on the streets of the Tri-

Irvin Wickens as he appeared in a video promoting a container village to house the homeless. Cities off-and-on for more than 25 years. “Irvin was a beautiful man and I will never forget him,” said Mark Mcintosh, an

acquaintance of Wickens who struggled to hold back tears as he shared stories at the service. Mcintosh had been homeless up until about a year ago and said he had camped many times with Wickens along the Coquitlam River. One day when the two were sitting along the bank of the waterway, Mcintosh noticed a large salmon swimming up the current. Before he could finish pointing out the fish to his companion, Wickens was already in the creek scooping up the potential meal with his arms. “And we all ate well that day,” Mcintosh said with a chuckle. Another friend, Michael Pearce, remem-

bered Wickens as an intelligent, hard working man. Pearce employed Wickens for about a year, as the two worked painting houses in the Citadel area of Port Coquitlam. Wickens, according to Pearce, had gone to the University in Wisconsin for about two years and was good at working with his hands. When Pearce was asked to take on a contracting job that required the installation of bullet proof glass at a check cashing outlet in Maple Ridge, he hesitated to take on the work, fearing he did not have the expertise to finish it properly. Wickens helped him sketch out a detailed plan for the project, which Pearce said was easily approved by the city. see WICKENS WICKENS,, page 4

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Start off 2011 by taking the Plunge in PM Annual event draws crowds to Rocky Point Articles by Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

What better way to shake off those morning-after blues and greet the first day of 2011 than with an icy plunge into the waters of the Burrard Inlet? That’s the suggestion of Ron Curties, a Port Moody octogenarian and long-time organizer of the city’s annual Penguin Plunge. He has been organizing and emceeing the frigid New Year’s Day dip ever since he volunteered to lifeguard at the city’s first polar plunge more than 30 years ago. But you’d never catch him in the water. “Not bloody likely,” he told The Tri-City News when asked if he’d ever considered doing the swim himself. “I’m the announcer and I don’t want to get my microphone wet.” But every year, Curties has joined the upwards of 1,000 people who usually turn out to watch the crowd of dozens of Tri-Cities swimmers bear near-freezing temperatures to swim in the inlet off Port Moody’s Rocky Point. In years past, that crowd of swimmers has included TriCities mayors and councillors, including current PoMo Mayor Joe Trasolini and Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, both of whom told Curties earlier in the year that they would partake in the 2011 swim if they were around and feeling up to it on the day. Co-sponsored by the city of Port Moody and the Pleasantside Community Association, the event raises money for the community association through a $5 registration fee and through coffee, hot chocolate and doughnut sales. Curties advised prospective plunge-takers to wear shoes on the swim because, while Port Moody Fire Department hoses down the Rocky Point boat launch where the swimmers enter the water, the surrounding seabed is covered with sharp barnacles and shells that can cut swimmers’ feet. Aside from sturdy shoes, the swimmers’ get-ups tend to be “anything goes,” Curties said. “We get a lot of people wearing stuff left over from New Year’s Eve and others wear some sort of costume that they’ve brought along,” he said. “But we don’t have contests for the best prize or anything like that.” Registration for the swim begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1 while the brave and foolhardy take the (Penguin) Plunge at 1 p.m.


Participants in the annual New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge, put on by the Pleasantside Community Association and the city of Port Moody at Rocky Point Park, go from cold and nervous (above) to just cold (below) in a matter of minutes.

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The gifts are still piled high around Tri-City Christmas trees but our local municipalities are already prepping their wood chippers to shred all that festive timber like wrapping paper. It may seem a violent and unsentimental end to a favourite symbol of the season but chipping your tree is not only a fairly environmentally friendly way to get rid of it but you’ll also be “chipping in” to local charities while you’re at it. Coquitlam is the only municipality offering curbside Christmas tree pickup this year. All trees left curbside must be cut and bundled into lengths no more than three feet and should be placed at the curb before 7:30 a.m. on regular collection days. Trees must be completely free of tinsel and other decorations. Across the Tri-Cities, Jan. 8 and 9 will be the big charity chipping weekend, with all-day, by-donation events benefiting a variety of groups planned. The Christmas tree chips are turned into an organic mulch that can be used in com-

posting and landscaping. • In Coquitlam, the Kinsmen Club is hosting two chipping events from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 in the Percy Perry Stadium parking lot and another at the same time on the Sunday at Centennial secondary school. • Coquitlam residents can also bring their trees to Mundy Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or to the Canadian Tire store on Seguin Ave. • Port Coquitlam residents can hang onto their trees a bit longer, with Art Knapp Plantland and Florist chipping Christmas trees during business hours from Jan. 3 to 23 for a $5 minimum donation to juvenile diabetes research. • Port Coquitlam and Port Moody firefighters will each hold tree chipping events at their main fire halls from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9, with PoCo offering a tree pick-up service for a minimum donation of $10. Proceeds from these events will benefit the B.C. firefighters burn fund.

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Boxing Day shoppers get early start Taoist Tai Chi By Todd Coyne THETRI-CITY NEWS

From big box stores to mom-and-pop shops, Tri-City retailers rely on Boxing Week shoppers to make year-end sales targets and many consider consumers’ last-minute purchases as a bellwether of the sales year to come. And judging by the number of shoppers out to snag post-Christmas deals, Tri-City retailers are calling 2010 a good year for business. At the recently remodeled Coquitlam Future Shop, the first two

Boxing Week customers arrived at 8:30 p.m. Christmas Day. Working in tandem, they took shifts with one sleeping in their van while the other stood in front of the store doors until they opened at 6 a.m. on Dec. 26. Their motivation? A $249 Compaq laptop computer. The second group of customers arrived at 10:30 p.m Christmas Day and then they kept coming throughout the night. “We had about seven or eight hundred people in line. It went all the

way down to The Bay around the corner,� said Coquitlam Future Shop store manager, Tyler Haynes, who opened the store on Boxing Day. What was traditionally a one-day sale has in recent years stretched out ever longer with Future Shop’s doorcrasher sales running this season from 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve until closing time on Jan. 6. The Coquitlam Future Shop recently downsized its music section to make way for more computer and console games as well as a game demo area and ex-

Wickens described as ‘kind’ at service continued from front page

On pay day, Pearce remembered driving Wickens on more than one occasion to a local pizza parlour where he would buy up to a dozen large pizzas. Wickens would take the food to Lions Park in Port Coquitlam, where he would distribute it to his homeless friends. But despite the constant smile, Wickens was a man with a lot of

pain in his life. He often drank rubbing alcohol mixed with soda, an addiction friends said was wreaking havoc on his system, said Paul Oorebek, the pastor at the service. “Irvin did things his way,� Oorebek said. “[Alcoholism] was something he couldn’t ove r c o m e. H e s u c cumbed to the addiction in his life.� But despite his problems, Wickens will be re-

membered as man who was always willing to help others. He may not have had new clothes or a roof over his head but what possessions he did manage to acquire, like cigarettes, he would happily share or give away to friends, Oorebek added. “Irvin wasn’t just some homeless guy,� Oorebek said. “He was a person who lived kindness every day.�

panded mobile phone kiosks, something Haynes credits with his store’s success this year. “TVs are always the big seller but we sold a lot of Xboxes,� he said. “One of the reasons the Xbox was so hot, I think, is that you could see people trying these things out and you could see your whole family playing these things now.� At the nearby Aritzia women’s clothing store in Coquitlam Centre, the bargain hunters have been a bit more subdued, with a line of roughly 30 people waiting outside the store at 8

a.m. on Dec. 26. “We had a consistent line up all day,� said Coquitlam Aritzia manager, Julie Christie. “We mostly kept our doors closed all day and the line up stayed steady.� Danie Coetzee of Cap’s Westwood Cycle in Port Moody said older models are being cleared out for new ones. “There’s not a lot of them (older models) left but we’ll try to keep them on the shelves until they’re all gone.� Online sales and gift cards have also proven popular, local retailers said.

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Media ignored RCMP apology, says Wilcott THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam’s top cop has written an open letter apologizing to the public after one of his officers unlawfully confiscated the camera of a youth videotaping a Coquitlam house fire. Supt. Claude Wilcott said in the apology that while his officer was wrong to take the young man’s camera at the scene of the Dec. 21 fire, the officer promptly returned the camera with footage intact to the young man and explained his mistake. Those latter actions, Wilcott said, were not reported by television media at the time, who only reported that the camera was confiscated. “Anyone, whether a credentialed professional journalist or an amateur, is within their rights to record activities that happen on public property as long as they are not impeding first responders

or destroying potential evidence,” Wilcott wrote in the apology. He said that after returning the camera to the young man, the offending officer reported his mistake to Wilcott and the Mounties’ professional standards investigator who determined the officer had erred in his conduct and then took steps to remind Coquitlam Mounties of the rights of the public and media at incident scenes. All of this, Wilcott said, happened within 24 hours of the young man’s camera being taken. Wilcott added that allegations from television news media stating that the Coquitlam Mounties refused to comment on the incident at the time were untrue. He said that the news media were invited to the Coquitlam RCMP detachment for on-camera interviews, but that “none of this footage made it into the final story seen by the viewing public.”

Smart name to the vote TransLink will put the final decision on the name of its new smart card to a public vote early in 2011. “With so many names with diverse meanings and interpretations, we want to ensure the public has a say in the name of the card and system they will be using for decades to come,” TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis said. The online and mailin vote is supposed to happen sometime early in 2011, after a TransLink team narrows the field. A decision on the card name was to come by December but officials

say more time is needed to research trademarks, check legal issues and conduct focus group testing. Some of the names under consideration include Otter, Umbrella, George and Compass. TransLink has received more than 56,000 entries providing 14,000 unique names. The winner gets a free iPad and a smart card loaded with a year of free transit when the smart card and faregates system opens in 2013. T h e c o n t r a c t fo r the system is to go to Cubic Transportation Systems, maker of London’s Oyster card.

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Gas prices pumped up Gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver have risen about 15 per cent this year and are now at their highest levels since mid-2008. Average pump prices in the region jumped a couple of cents to $1.20 per litre, according to tracking site Gas prices hit $1.50 per litre in July of 2008 in the wake of a major spike in oil prices that year. But Michael Ervin, a petroleum consultant and vice-president at the Kent Group, doesn’t see prices getting that high again in the coming year. “I don’t think we’re going to see any quick return to that,” he said. “2011 is not going to be characterized by any tremendous volatility in crude oil prices.” Ervin said the depressed U.S. economy has helped curb demand and en-


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FERRY SALARIES BC Ferries CEO David Hahn collected $984,000 in pay and bonuses in 2009 That was a slight decrease from last year because of a smaller bonus. Hahn’s base salary is $510,000. BC Ferries salary information was released this month in response to a Freedom of Information request. Three other vice-presidents at the corporation have base salaries of at least $300,000 and, once bonuses and incentive plans are included, collected between $480,000 to $537,000 each in 2009.

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The holidays are almost on us and we want to take this opportunity to remind you of the holiday closure at Coquitlam City Hall. December 24 8:00 a.m. December 25 – January 3 Closed

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If you require any emergency assistance regarding water, sewer or roads over the holiday, please call 604.927.3500 and someone will be able to assist you.

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Other hours of operation vary with each facility over the holiday season. For schedule information, please call Coquitlam’s 24-hour information line at 604.927.6969 or contact a Recreation facility directly (numbers listed below): Centennial Activity Centre City Centre Aquatic Complex Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex Dogwood Pavilion Glen Pine Pavilion Pinetree Community Centre Poirier Community Centre Summit Community Centre

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Cemetery Services Robinson Park Memorial Cemetery will be open 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon on December 24 and closed December 25, 26, 27, 31 and January 1. For more information call 604.927.6020.

Christmas Tree Recycling Give Your Christmas Tree Back To Nature - This holiday season, reduce waste byy recycling y g your y natural Christmas tree at one of the following g Christmas tree chipping sites. Trees must be tinsel and decoration free. Tree chipping is by donation to support community groups. › B`ejd\e :clY Xe[ (jk B`ejd\e JZflk >iflg Date: Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Town Centre Stadium Parking Lot › B`ejd\e :clY Xe[ :\ek\ee`Xc Dlj`Z ;\gXikd\ek Date: Sunday, January 9 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Centennial School - Staff Parking Lot › K_\ =i`\e[j f] Dle[p GXib ?\i`kX^\ JfZ`\kp Date: Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Mundy Park Gravel Lot (off of Hillcrest Ave). › JZflkj ]iXeZfg_fe\j [\ DX`ccXi[m`cc\ Date: Saturday, January 8 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: Canadian Tire (1200 Sequin Drive, off Lougheed near IKEA) Beverage containers are also gratefully accepted Curbside Christmas tree pickup is available if trees are cut up into lengths of no more than 90cm/36”, bundled and placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Trees with tinsel, decorations or oversized trees will not be collected. For more information on Tree recycling, please contact: RCBC Recycling Hotline: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604.732.9253 Compost Hotline: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604.736.2250 Engineering & Public Works Customer Service: . . . . . . . . . . 604.927.3500

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Lane closures are expected on the Port Mann bridge as construction of the infrastructure project enters a new phase.

Bridge lanes closed By Todd Coyne THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam commuters should be advised that with the new year comes a new phase of construction on the Port Mann Bridge, which will mean lane closures and restricted night-time access to the area through January. Be ginning January 4, work crews on the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project will finish placing pre-made concrete deck sections on the south approach of the new bridge and begin the same process on the north side. From Jan. 4 to 31, eastbound traffic over the bridge will be reduced to one lane from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily for the relocation of a 720-tonne crane used to move the deck sections into place from the Surrey side of the bridge to the Coquitlam side. The two closed eastbound lanes will

be converted to westbound construction equipment lanes for the duration of this period as the new location of the crane won’t allow enough space for the trucks to access the normal westbound lanes. The lane closures will effect Highway 1 eastbound between the Brunette Overpass and Johnston Hill, where speed limits in the remaining HOV lane will be reduced to 60 km/h during the night. Similar night-time closures will be in effect along Highway 1 in Surrey at the 160 Street interchange where crews will also be moving precast concrete slabs into place for the expansion of the 160 Street overpass from two to four lanes. These closures will result in detours around this section of Highway 1 between midnight and 4 a.m. beginning on Jan. 3.

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he coming year has to be better than 2010. Here are the issues that need to be resolved in 2011. The Evergreen Line needs full funding and a builder before the B.C. Liberal government can earn the credibility it so desperately craves. Many decisions involving the provincial government will obviously be on hold until a new boss is chosen in February, and perhaps later if former Port Moody MLA Christy Clark is selected because she’ll need a byelection to get a seat in the Legislature. She brings a fresh face to the B.C. Liberal Party but her main challenger, Kevin Falcon, has a large contingent of MLAs on his side and a seat in government, giving him some key advantages over his main rival. A decision on the HST is needed sooner rather than later and the province can’t move on the Evergreen Line without solving the funding issue. TransLink needs to fund its share of the $1.4-billion project without using property taxes. Can the mayor’s council and the province find a way? They’d better. The mayors have a lot at stake, too, as many will be seeking reelection next fall and will need currency in their credibility banks. Next, we’d like to see a plan and a purpose for Riverview Hospital. Is the province prepared to sit down with Coquitlam city council — which controls municipal land use — and discuss a realistic plan to keep the property in public hands? If so, we’d like to see it. Another thing we’d like to see is accountability in civic politics. We’re tired of pretend alliances. If candidates are sharing resources and ideas, they should declare themselves an official slate. If they want to keep tax hikes low, they should say where they’d cut. Candidates should also be more honest about their campaign funding sources and perhaps a spending cap should be considered. Of course, nothing will be done on these issues unless the province initiates reforms. Finally, could this be the year a permanent shelter and transition housing gets built in the Tri-Cities? We hope so, but once again, this key decision needs government funding approval.

2010 proves to be year of the independent MLA BC VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA he year 2010 will find a place in B.C. history for several things, from the triumphant Vancouver Winter Olympics to the abrupt resignations of Premier Gordon Campbell and NDP leader Carole James. But it’s another development that could prove more significant. Not only were the province’s two main political leaders shaken loose, the whole structure of party politics has undergone what may be a permanent shift. Suddenly there are four independent MLAs in the B.C. legislature. In 2009, Vicki Huntington was elected as such in Delta South, which could be written off as an oddity of an insular community. But this year, Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom quit the BC Liberal cabinet and caucus over the harmonized sales tax.


Then, Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson was expelled from the NDP caucus for criticizing James and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett was booted out of the BC Liberal cabinet and caucus for breaking ranks over Campbell’s leadership. Simpson and Bennett were widely seen as being punished for saying what many were thinking — that their party leaders had become liabilities. Simpson has taken things a step further. He has given up his NDP membership, reasoning that a new leader won’t change the fundamental problem: the party system itself. It’s no mystery why half of eligible voters didn’t bother to cast a ballot in 2009, Simpson says. Their disgust can be understood by anyone who knocks on doors to campaign. They all promise the same thing, he says: “Send me to Victoria. I will represent you. I will break that cycle of going down to Victoria, then coming back and telling you what’s good for you.” But then the two dominant parties, the

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NDP and the coalition currently known as the BC Liberals, impose their policies. MLAs are “whipped,” an unusually truthful bit of parliamentary jargon, to follow the party line. A majority means absolute power, held tightly in the premier’s office. Huntington proved that independents can get elected. Since then, she says she has seen the negative effects of party politics up close. She was appointed to the standing committee on Crown corporations. In a year and a half, it has yet to meet. Committees that do meet are controlled by a government majority. Opposition MLAs ask only negative questions, turning the committee into the same kind of Punch-and-Judy show one sees in question period. It’s all about scoring partisan points, not solving problems. Why would the public take it seriously? Simpson has been pleasantly surprised about his sudden transition to independent MLA. The rules allow him two staffers at the legislature instead of a share of opposition resources that mainly serve the leader’s

priorities. Now when he takes a constituency problem to a cabinet minister, he is no longer viewed as a member of the enemy camp that is trying to unseat the government; they can actually talk about solutions. Lekstrom has been sitting in on a series of meetings with BC Liberal leadership hopefuls over the problems of the Agricultural Land Reserve in the Peace country. In short, the ALR makes no sense up there and is actually pushing people out of farming. As an independent, Lekstrom can work on that without worrying about an uninformed backlash from the populous south. Bennett, like Lekstrom, occupies a constituency on the Alberta border with an independent streak as wide as the main street. Both are seen as heroes at home and if they ran as independents in 2013, they would probably do better without the party baggage. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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TRI-CITYY LETTERS Kind words for and from Irvin Wickens The Editor, Re. “Homeless, sick and, now, dead” (The Tri-City News, Dec. 22). Irvin Wickens — what a delightful man. Years back, I gave Irvin a heavy wool mack coat. He must have said “Thank you” a few dozen times over the years. As it turns out, he was wearing it the night he was stabbed sleeping outdoors. He came up to me one day as I walked past the park, saying, “Your jacket saved my life!” He was so excited, so grateful, so humble. We came from different worlds but Irvin always had a friendly greeting, a smile, a kind word. The last time we spoke, a couple of months back, he told me he had a place and that he was doing better.


Irvin Wickens, the homeless man who died Dec. 19 in Port Coquitlam, with outreach worker Joyce Lissimore. He seemed happy. I’m going to miss him. Rhamona Vos-Browning, Port Coquitlam

Community needs ERH, ERH needs our support The Editor, Re. “Television audience gets taste of real life ER drama” (The Tri-City News, Dec. 17). I want to thank The Tri-City News for the most interesting story about TLC’s retelling of the dramatic experience of nurse Penny Reed. It not only brought to my attention an interesting TV program but it emphasized for me a very positive side to our local hospital at a time when we’ve been reading about the concerns of some Coquitlam councillors over what is or isn’t happening at Port Moody’s Eagle Ridge Hospital. Here’s an American television network finding in our Eagle Ridge Hospital a great story to tell, in this case, a dramatic re-enactment of how nurse Penny Reed’s life was saved by the ER staff and others, as Diane

Strandberg’s article described so well. This story reminds me of how important it is that we have a wellequipped hospital with competent staf f dedicated to patient care. PENNY REED Goodness knows, at my age, I may need that at any time. Your story and the TLC show also served as reminders of the importance of community support for the work of the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation in its fund-raising efforts to help ensure the hospital has the best equipment available for its medical staff. My cheque has already been sent. Jim Peacock, Port Moody

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‘A shame’ The Editor, Re. “Ambulance station on the move to Riverview” (The TriCity News, Dec. 22). I was a paramedic in B.C. right around the time the situation with Port Moody was getting worse, and I see it still is bad. BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) has had more than five years to try to find a new station for this “temporary trailer” p a r a m e d i c s h ave been forced to call home. The best solution BCAS came up with was asking Port Moody permission to put up an awning over the ambulances for the winter season. That’s all it could come up with in more than five years? Now, the crews have no station and any restocking of equipment, cleaning or changing of crews will have to happen at Riverview, which BCAS has not admitted to you is out of the response area. This is just another band-aid solution that worsens morale, increases confusion and possibly worsens response times in an area already among the worst in response time. It’s a shame paramedics have put up with almost six years of empty promises only to be served with a notice saying they no longer have a home. Jason Angulo, Oakville, Ont.

Adopt an Adult Cat The Coquitlam Animal Shelter has dozens of wonderful cats that would love a good and caring home. The City wants to remind everyone that anyone who adopts a cat in December will be entered for a raffle basket prize filled with some cat goodies. An adult cat can be an ideal pet for any home as it offers mature yet comforting companionship. If your home is a full-time, working household, the adult cat can be an ideal pet as its energy needs are minimal compared to that of a kitten, puppy or dog. All pets from the Animal Shelter come spayed or neutered, receive permanent identification, a set of vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, and are tested for diseases. The fee for cat adoptions is $95. If there is room in your heart and your home the adoption fee drops to $75 for the second cat adopted. The Coquitlam Animal Shelter understands how important the decision is to adopt a pet. The choice needs to be carefully considered and agreed upon by the whole family; therefore, the shelter does not permit the adoption of pets as gifts for someone else. The City also wants to remind residents that the shelter welcomes donations of all kinds including food, towels, blankets, pet beds, carrying cages, toys, and other animal-related equipment. Cash donations are primarily used for specialized equipment, and to fund extraordinary veterinarian costs. Cash donations are not used to offset general operating costs of the shelter. During this busy holiday season as friends and family gather to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company, please don’t forget about our four-legged, feline friends that need a warm place to call home.

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Motorists are advised that during the month of January, 2011, eastbound traffic ffi on the Port Mann Bridge may be reduced to one lane during the evening. These temporary lane closures are necessary to transport sections of the crane used to install the deck on the new Port Mann Bridge. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. most nights, Highway 1 eastbound between the Brunette Overpass and Johnston Hill will be reduced to one lane, the eastbound High Occupancy Vehicle lane, which will be open to all traffi ffic. The two remaining lanes will be closed from the Cape Horn Interchange to Johnston Hill. All lanes will reopen by 5:00 a.m. each day. Trucks transporting sections of the crane will travel west in the closed eastbound lanes. This route will be well signed and speed limits will be reduced to 60 kilometres per hour while lanes are closed. Motorists are asked to watch for signs and obey posted speed limits. Closures are tentatively scheduled from January 4 to January 31, 2011. However, these dates are subject to change due to weather.

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Did You Know? Give your Christmas tree back to nature by recycling your natural tree. Make sure your tree is tinsel and decoration free and drop it off at a local tree chipping site supported by a local community group. Curbside collection is also available if trees are cut-up into lengths of no more than 90cm/36”, bundled and placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Visit for details on cat adoption and tree chipping information.

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MY WINTER PHOTOS: More of Tri-City Newss readers’ excellent seasonal images on this page & the next

Photo by Molly McNeice: Snow at the end of Prairie Avenue, PoCo.

Photo by Daniel Blackstock: His brother Marcus Blackstock playing in the snow at Winslow Field, Coquitlam.

Photo by Anna Richter: At home in the snow in Coquitlam.

• Far left, photo by Sandra Palm: Fun in the snow in Ranch Park. • Left, photo by Christina Horvath: Livia and Raquel skating on a homemade, backyard ice rink. • Above, photo by Bonnie Christensen: Rocky Point, winter 2008.


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Photo by Lenora Sprieszl: Morning through a car’s windshield.

Photo by James Putnam: A northside Port Coquitlam light tour.

Photo by Linda Caverhill: The Inlet Trail in Port Moody.

Photo by Jeff Roby: A bird on the snow-covered railing at Rocky Point pier, Port Moody.

Photo by Stacey Luckin: Cail the border collie covered in snow after playing with Darion and Tyan.

Photo by Qiming Chen: Birds take flight in Delta.

Photo by Donna MacKenzie: Ducks find some swimming room at Como Lake, Coquitlam.

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If you aren’t already stuffed... A GOOD READ Jason Colantonio


he tired, bleary week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is one notoriously filled with leftovers: odd, warmed-over combinations of stuffing, green and red gumdrops, olives, chocolate, mashed potatoes, gravy and butter tarts — and, of course, turkey. But you can spruce up your meals and get-togethers with recipes from these holiday cookbooks. The Food Network’s Mario Batali has written several books on quick and easy Italian dishes. Batali’s Holiday Food d includes simple fare such as Mozzarella in Carozza (Fancy Grilled Cheese Sammies) and more extravagant meals such as Timpano di Maccheroni (Mythic Pasta Dome). For dessert, there is Sanguinaccio (Cinnamon Chocolate Pudding with Pine Nuts) washed down with a citrus-flavoured grappa. The festive feasts, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks included in Holiday Food are better examples of fresh new meals as opposed to those made from leftovers but eaters may

need a break. Have at it. Only one of a long line of Moosewood cookbooks, Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates features recipes for holidays throughout the year. Winter recipes include those for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, First Night and New Year’s Day. Antojitos: Festive and Flavorful Mexican Small Plates by Barbara Sibley and Margaritte Malfy features a few holiday recipes with a different twist on leftover ingredients: with flour, milk, sugar and some vanilla you

can make Pastel Tres Leches De la Palapa (La Palapa’s Three Milk Cake) and, with leftover ham, Tortas De jamon Serrano Y Queso Chihuahua en Panecillo de Elote (Serrano Ham, Cheese and Avocado Sandwiches on Poblano Corn Bread). Satisfy your holiday sweet tooth with Company’s Coming: Most Loved Festive Baking by Jean Pare. Desserts, desserts, desserts. For some, the baking continues past the 25th, and Pare’s collection of recipes lacks nothing in the way of ideas. There’s Chocolate Eggnog Pudding, Mandarin Chocolate Biscotti and Stollen Tea Dunkers. Peterson’s Holiday Helper by Valerie Peterson is subtitled “Festive Pick-Me-Ups, Calm-Me-Downs and Handy Hints to Keep You in Good Spirits.” And speaking of spirits, that is exactly what is included, recipes for libations that can be served anytime from U.S. Thanksgiving (a month before Christmas) until New Year’s. Strange and interesting concoctions include Fruitcake Fizz, Liquid Mistletoe, Whatever Gets you

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Through the Woods and Hair of the Pit Bull. Last, but not least, if you don’t have the ingredients for an elaborate Victorian holiday feast, read about one in Chris Kimball’s Fannie’s Last Supper: Re-Creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer’s 1896 Cookbook. Kimball, founder of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and host of America’s Test Kitchen, details his preparation of a 12-course meal based on Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking-School

Cook Book published in 1896. The challenges of preparing dishes such as Mock Turtle Soup, Roast Goose With Chestnut Stuffing and Applesauce and Mandarin Cake are well and humorously described. Do not try this at home. Happy reading and eating, and happy holidays! A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published every Wednesday. Jason Colantonio works at Coquitlam Public Library.

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Spelling enthusiasts who are in Grades 4 or 5 are invited to showcase their skills by competing in the Tri-Cities libraries’ fifth annual spelling bee in the new year. The libraries are accepting registrations for four spelling bees to be held Jan. 29, 2011 at Port Moody Public Library, Coquitlam Public Library (Poirier and City Centre branches) and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam. The top five spellers from each bee will advance to the final round, to be held Feb. 5 at Port Coquitlam’s Wilson Centre, where they will compete for spelling supremacy in the region. Medals will be handed out to the top three finishers. Early registration is recommended as space is limited to a maximum of 20 competitors per bee. You can register in person at your city’s library starting Dec. 10. The goal of the spelling bee is to engage young people in positive competition while having fun. For more information, contact any of the participating libraries:

• Coquitlam City Centre branch, 604-9273560); • Coquitlam Poirier branch, 604-937-4144; • Terry Fox Library, 604-927-7999; • or Port Moody, 604469-4577.


17. Space is limited, so call Irene at 604-469-4692 for more information or to register. Note: this program is not a replacement for the popular Book Buddies program. Children in the book club should be reading at the appropriate age level.

Port Moody Public Library still has space in its Kids Book Club starting Feb. 17. Children nine to 11 years old will meet once each week to share discussion about some great books. Club members will read two books during each five-week session and do some fun activities related to the stories. Kids will come away with a greater understanding of how to explore the characters in the books they read and take a more in depth look at the time period and setting of the story. Book club members also become more confident speaking and expressing their thoughts in a group setting. The Kids Book Club will run on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in PMPL’s ParkLane Room from Feb. 17 to March

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• Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Pinetree community centre, Coquitlam. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to attend and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge (donations are accepted). Info: Norm, 604-936-8703 or Ken, 604-936-2998.

TAKE THE PLUNGE INTO 2011 • 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. provement. Info: 604-6816609 or vancouver.

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: 604461-3474 or

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.)

• 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 • 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 604-941-4697, Ext. 225, or www.walkformemories. com. • Tri-City Transitions is offering groups for both parents and children who are going through separation and divorce. Info: Kathy, 604-941-7111, Ext. 106.

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For the third year, the Quiring Chamber Players — aka Rosemary O’Connor, Angela Goddard and Reg Quiring — will perform a New Year’s Eve concert at 8 p.m. at Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. Nearby, in the centre’s rehearsal space, Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler will show dancers how to move to Latin beats at their Dec. 31 fiesta, which runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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he Quiring Chamber Players have good friends in some pretty high places. And Tri-City audiences will benefit from those relationships during the Coquitlam group’s third annual New Year’s Eve concert at Evergreen Cultural Centre when four guest musicians join them on stage to toast 2011. The players — better known as Angela Goddard (violin), her brother Reg Quiring (viola) and his wife Rosemary O’Connor (piano) — will start their Dec. 31 show with five pieces from Franz Schubert’s Lieder performed by O’Connor and mezzosoprano Anita Krause, an internationally renowned opera singer whose credits include the Chicago Symphony, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montreal and the Baltimore Symphony, to name a few. O’Connor said when she asked Krause what she wanted to perform in Coquitlam, Krause spoke of her fondness for the Austrian composer’s work. “Anita loves Schubert so anything that you love doing will come out the best,” O’Connor said, “and we thought that

would be a great opener.” Krause will also be featured in Ottorino Re s p i g h i ’s I l Tramonto (The Sunset), a un- KRAUSE usual piece as not many works combine a mezzosoprano with a string quartet. “It’s really unique to have a quartet with a voice,” O’Connor said. The players managed to snag the Ontario-based Krause while she was visiting family in B.C. during the Christmas holidays. Meanwhile, more of the players’ friends will perform on Schubert’s Trout Quintet, a popular name for the Piano Quintet in A-major that Schubert composed when he was 22 years ago. Written for the piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass — another unusual combination — the concert’s guests artists are cellist Shin-Lin Chen of the Borealis String Quartet, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chang-Min Lee on double bass and Ann Okagaito on violin. (Goddard’s husband, Marcus, is the VSO’s associate principal for trumpet.) To have musicians of this calibre for the Coquitlam New

Year’s concert “is amazing. We’re just thrilled and it’s going to be beautiful,” O’Connor said. T h e p l aye r s are well-known CHEN in the Tri-Cities for their chamber music school, their performances and their annual Quiring Summer Music Camp, which used to run out of l’Ecole des Pionniers in Port Coquitlam (the old PoCo high school). Now in its 12th year, the camp draws about 40 young musicians from around Metro Vancouver; it returned to Vancouver last year. Next year, the players will wrap up Evergreen’s chamber series with a Valentine’s concert on Feb. 12, titled Heart Wrenching/Heart Warming, featuring violinist Andrew Dawes and a set design by Christine Reimer. • QuiRing in the New Year starts at 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Tickets are $38/$20. Call 604-927-6550 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre. ca. The 90-minute recital will be capped off with a sparking wine reception.


or anyone wanting to step out of their comfort zone, shed some Christmas pounds and have a whole lot of fun before the clock strikes midnight, Coquitlam’s Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler have just the answer. For five hours on the night of Dec. 31, the pair will open the rehearsal space at the Evergreen Cultural Centre and ask participants to groove to the high-energy sounds and moves of salsa, bachata, cha-cha-cha, cumbia and merengue. And if it’s not usually your scene, think of it as a challenge. “We find that the hardest part is to get people to come out and to see what it’s all about,” said Szefler, a dance instructor with the Hot Salsa Dance Zone Company, which holds Latin dance classes at ECC on Thursdays and monthly theme parties. Indeed, with the slogan “Don’t Be Shy — Come and Try,” the company is well aware it has to smooth the path for many newcomers. They see it all the time. The women come with their reluctant husbands, dragging their heels, “but when the music comes on and they see what’s happening, they’re on their feet,” Szefler said. The New Year’s Eve bash is a first for Gonzalez’s company, which is competing with various festivities in the Tri-Cities and around Metro Vancouver that night.

Still, the Mexican native said the price of admission to his event beats any other as it includes free parking, five hours of DJ’d Latin music, a dance class, two shows by Gonzalez and Szefler, giveaways, snacks and champagne at 12 a.m. (a cash bar is also available and security will be on hand). Szefler said the 9:30 p.m. dance class offers tips on how to attempt the fancy footwork. But participants — with or without a partner — who are too nervous about trying the moves are also welcome to sit on the sidelines, listen to the music and watch the action. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get the steps right as “freestyle is good, too,” Szefler said. “Just as long as you’re having fun, that’s all that counts. You can just move to your own rhythm.” Gonzalez said he likes to throw in a few random partner switch-ups during the social to keep the mood light “and, by the end, everybody knows each other, people are enjoying themselves and having a good time,” he said. Participants are asked to wear loose-fitting clothes and shoes with leather (not rubber) soles. • As of last week, Hot Salsa Dance Zone had about 100 spots open. Tickets are $35 in advance (604-725-4654 or email or $45 at the door.

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ARTS CALENDAR ing 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 604664-1636 or visit www.



Foreigner will have two shows at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam on Dec. 31.

Musical New Year’s If you're looking to toast 2011, there are still tickets left for a few parties in town:

ROCK OUT Kelly Hansen will lead Foreigner in two performances at the Red Robinson Show Theatre at the Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam. The first concert includes dinner at 7:30 p.m., with the second show at 11 p.m. Formed in 1976 by veteran British musicians Mick Jones, Ian McDonald and Lou Gramm, the band is now made up of Hansen on vocals, Jones (guitar), Thom Gimbel (guitar), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Jason Sutter (drums). The band has sold more than 70 million albums and produced such memorable hits as "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice," "Double Vision" and "Urgent." For tickets, visit

SOCA, REGGAE At the Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre (405 North Rd., Coquitlam), Trevor Walsh and Inside Colours will host the New Year's Eve Red Carpet Celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. The event features live soca, reggae and R&B tunes by the Fire Band & DJ Carl Sound Vibes. The cost of $95 per person includes a buffet dinner; the overnight package is $375 per couple and includes a New Year's day breakfast and parking. Call Carl at 604-210-0759 or Maryann at 778-888-5705.

TOGA, TOGA And Coquitlam's Glen Pine seniors' pavilion (1200 Glen Dr.) will usher in the new year on Roman time with an afternoon bash that includes Italian-themed food plus music from Tony Prophet. The party runs from noon to 3:30 p.m., with the countdown at 3 p.m. (that’s midnight in Rome). The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Beatrice Ho at

• Jan. 4: Off the Grid, improved music series, 7 p.m. at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam. Call 604789-3456 or visit www. • 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 or visit • Jan. 13: Place des Arts, opening reception 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. • Jan. 16: Family Day at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), tour exhibits and take part in all-ages arts and crafts


Stand-up comedian Brent Butt (Corner Gas) will be at Coquitlam’s Red Robinson Show Theatre on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit workshops, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 604-664-1636 or visit • Jan. 18: Off the Grid, improvised music series, 7 p.m., Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam. Call 604789-3456 or visit www. • 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 featur-

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Marcus Bowcott, Cut Blocks, Stacks and Bundles, To Jan 8, 2011. Artwork of SD43 Grade 12 students: Emerging Talent XIV Jan 21-Feb 19, Opening Reception: Jan 23 from 4-6PM. 604-927-6555 or

Argentina - Crime/Drama. Port Moody Film Society. Jan 14 at 7:30PM at the Inlet Theatre, Port Moody.

MUSIC MUSIC QuiRING in the New Year Quiring Chamber Players. 3rd annual New Year’s celebration Classical works with special guest Candaian mezzo-sprano Anita Kraus Dec 31 at 8PM at Evergreen Cultural Centre. 604-927-6550 or

Reflections of the Past, Nathania Vishnevsky

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Johanna Hauser on clarinet, Karina Slupski on violin, Roger Mangas on viola, Aleksandra Dziobek on cello and Anna Levy on piano present the intimate magic of live chamber music. Jan 22 at 7:30PM at Place des Arts. 604-664-1636 or

Jennifer McAuley, Landscapes of Suburbia , Oil on Panel, Margaret K. Haydon, Philosopher Fish, Ceramic; Mary Walker, Eagle’s Epic Journey, Quilling paper, Kirsten Chursinoff, Nesting Season, Fibre, textile art. Jan 6-Feb 18, Opening Reception: Jan 6, 6-8PM. 604-931-2008 or

Terry Fox Library Isabel Yassan, Oil paintings 604-927-7999

The Conversation, Language Arts - Community Graig Duce, Photography 8-3130 St. Johns St., Port Moody. 604-917-0107

Vancity at Suter Brook Village ArtsConnect showcases the work of Jay Peachy, Suter Brook Salmon Tribute, Acrylics. 604-931-8255 or

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6th Annual Sunday Coffee Concert Series Chad Brownlee, Country Music Jan 30 at 1:30PM at Terry Fox Theatre. 604-927-8400 or

THEATRE THEATRE CSI Coquitlam with Roman Danylo Hilarious sketch and improv comedy Jan 28 at 8PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre. 604-927-6555 or

Weeping Mountain by Red Sky Performance A young girl’s courageous and inspiring journey Jan 30 at 2PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre. 604-927-6555 or

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Year of the Rabbit Celebration at Henderson Place Featuring live performances, hourly lucky draws and booths. Jan 29 from 12-5PM at Henderson Place Mall. 604-689-8898

COMING COMING SOON SOON Jazz & Blues Night in Maillardville Société francophone de Maillardville With music and chocolate fondue on the menu! Feb 12 at 8PM, Place des Arts. 604-515-7070 or

Water’s Edge Festival 2011 Presented by ArtsConnect, Coastal Sound and Evergreen Cultural Centre. Featuring new programming and the return of some fan favourites. Experience the soulful music of Dee Daniels, dive right in to a night of PechaKucha Coquitlam! Take on an art class, hip-hop sampler, pick up the mic at the popular Singer/Songwriter café, or play on in the Guitar Jam. Water’s Edge is where the ARTS meet you! Go to

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Bringing creative minds together; artists working in varied genres; Jan 19 at 7:30PM at The Conversation, 8-3130 St. Johns St., Port Moody. 604-931-8255 or

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Catalin Maneo, Paintings and ink drawings. 604-469-4692 or

Tour the current exhibitions, enjoy all ages arts and crafts workshops Jan 16, 1:30-3:30PM at Place des Arts. 604-664-1636 or

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Suzy Stroet, Library, Multiple Media Robi Smith, The Voice of the Sea, Acrylics, Nathania Vishnevsky & Rick Glumac Remembering Venice, Acrylic, Watercolour, Mixed Media , Photography. Jan 13-Feb 5, Opening Reception: Jan 13 from 7-9PM. 604-664-1636 or

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Leigh Square Community Arts Village Celebration of Light: ArtsConnect’s ArtistCircle Group Show & Burquest Jewish Community Centre Menorah Competition To Jan.16, 2011. Roots: Celebrating the International Year of the Forest, Blackberry Artist’s Society and guests; their works pay homage to our natural roots and our interconnection with the forest. Jan 20-Feb27, Opening Reception: Feb 12 at 2PM. 604-927-8400 or

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Simon Chettle of the PoCo Punishers dances around Burnaby Bulldogs goalie Mathew Ponis during Monday’s action in the PoCo Mania 25th annual Christmas tournament for Novice and Atom division competitors at PoCo Rec Centre.

PoMo product strikes for Canada Port Moody product Ryan Johansen produced huge for Canada in its opening game Sunday in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. The 18-year-old netted what proved to be the game-winning power play goal in a 6-3 victory over highly regarded Russia. Johansen also occupied the front of the net engaging a defenceman to allow Canada to score its fifth goal. “It was just a big cluster and the puck was just bouncing everywhere, I just had to whack at it,” the centre with the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks told “It barely hit the top of my stick and went over [the goaltender’s] back.

and keep it simple,” “It was a big relief, Johansen said. “I was especially since I had trying to just play a a few chances earlier straight forward game in the game.” and to stay away from Columbus’ first the extra moves until s e l e c t i o n ( fo u r t h I got some confidence overall) in last July’s back.” N a t i o n a l H o c ke y Johansen is one of League entry draft 15 NHL first-round c u r re n t ly s t a n d s draft picks on Team 34th in the WHL in JOHANSEN scoring with the first -place Canada along with linemate Kassian, who at six-foot-three Winterhawks. For the opening game, he and 226 pounds provides centered Canada’s top line plenty of muscle. Foligno is with Buffalo Sabre selections no slouch in that department, Zach Kassian and Marcus neither, at six-foot-one and 200 pounds. Foligno on his wings. “We have a really big line, The six-foot-two 193-pound Johansen tied for the team so our job is to wind the puck down low, crash and bang, and lead with seven shots on goal . “Early in the game, it I thought we did a really good was mostly nerves but I just job of that tonight,” Johansen kept trying to move my feet said.

“That will be a key for our line the rest of this tournament is to get the puck down low and then take it to the net.” It didn’t take long for the trio to click, he added. “The last pre-season game I was put with them in the third period and, on our first shift, we scored,” Johansen said. “So right away I could see the chemistry.” Johansen has netted 17 goals with 19 assists over his first 31 games for Portland and is on pace to surpass his 25 goals and 69 points in 71 games last season. Canada is set to battle the Czech Republic today in game two of its four-game preliminary schedule prior to the medal round.

anessa Hanbury’s swimming career is growing like a tidal wave and it’s about to sweep Kansas. The 20-year-old Coquitlam native was one of four student-athletes to recently sign a scholarship with the University of Kansas Jayhawks, after she spent the last two years making a big splash at Florida’s Indian River State College. Last March, Hanbury won all six events she entered –– three individual and three relays –– at the U.S. national junior college championships in her own school’s pool and immediately caught the attention of scouts from prestigious universities across the country. The 2010 NJCAA Swimmer of the Year was soon the recipient of 47 emails from inquisitive bigschool parties, including Louisiana State, West Virginia and Georgia. But she was quickly sold following a subsequent fly-down visit to Kansas. “It felt the most at home to me,” said Hanbury, who surged after joining the Hyack Swim Club at age 14 and remains influenced greatly by its head coach Mark Bottrill. “I’ve always been pretty independent and going there seems like a natural fit for me.” Kansas swim coach Clark Campbell is most confident the Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School grad has the tools to compete immediately as a junior at the NCAA Div. 1 level. “Vanessa is going to come in and be a big boost to us right away,” Campbell said in a press release of Hanbury, who won the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and the mile at the NJCAA nationals but considers the 100 freestyle her best event. “She’s going to make a lot of noise, not just in the Big 12 [Conference] but at the NCAA’s as well.” Hanbury knows competing at the NCAA level is a big jump but feels she’s most capable of meeting all expectations. “I like to swim under pressure,” Hanbury said. “I think I’m better when I compete under those conditions.”


Coquitlam’s Vanessa Hanbury is set to swim next university season with the Kansas Jayhawks.

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Fox wipes war floor


Breanna Yee (right) of the Gleneagle Talons tracks Sandy Hsu of the Elgin Park Orcas in a recent senior girls high school basketball game.

A real pro in action By Gary Ahuja BLACK PRESS

Henrik Sedin is a fantastic hockey player. But the Vancouver Canuck is also a class act off the ice. I spent a recent weekend at B.C. Children’s Hospital, as my daughter, Maya, recovered from the third surgery of her young life. And while she may be too young –– she did just only turn six months old — to know who the Canucks are or what they mean in this province, I was able to witness firsthand the

power of professional athletes. Across the hall from Maya’s room was a young boy. Earlier that week, several of the Canucks players had used an off-day to visit Children’s Hospital, breaking the monotony of another tough day in the hospital for the young patients. On that particular day, the little boy was not up to having any visitors, so he did not get the chance to meet his ice hockey heroes, which I am sure he would have loved to have done.

It was a Saturday after noon and the Canucks had a game that night, and Sedin showed up unannounced to see that one particular boy. He gave the young fan an autographed stick and a jersey, which the boy hung proudly in his room. In a day when pro at h l e t e s a re o f t e n thought of as overpaid and ego driven, it’s refreshing and touching to hear about those who choose to give back out of the goodness of their hearts, and not as some public relations stunt.


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Kristi Roots of the Te r r y Fo x R ave n s pinned all three of her opponents on way to grabbing the gold medal in the girls 75 kg division at the SFU War on the Floor elite high school wrestling tournament Dec. 17. O t h e r R ave n s t o medal included Dylan Nash (boys 84 kg) and Kieren Milton (girls 90 kg), who both collected bronze as Fox finished with a 12-17 overall record. Alana White (girls 90 kg) placed fourth while fifth-place finishers were Dalton Duperreault (boys 110 kg), Sarah Novicki (girls 54 kg) and Justin Ono (boys 54 kg). Novices hit the mat Dec. 16, with Ravens’ junior Marko Bevanda (boys 78-plus kg) and senior Jordan Wicki (boys 70 kg) both notching perfect 5-0 records to earn gold. Surging to silver were junior Jeff Tilkin (78-plus kg), along with seniors Kieren Milton (girls 75-plus kg), Sarah Novicki (girls 74 kg) and Dalton Duperrault (boys 110 kg). Battling to bronze were junior Mitch Alford (boys 66 kg) and seniors Michelyn Bell (girls 75plus kg) and Dylan Nash (boys 84 kg).

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Big & Small Jobs Welcome!!

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PETS 477


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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.


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D Broken Concrete RocksD $21.00 Per Metric Ton D Mud Dirt Sod ClayD $21.00 Per Metric Ton GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $56.00 Per Ton


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PETS 477


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Coquitlam/Port Moody



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 COQUITLAM

1 Bdrm in quiet bldg near Safeway with d/washer, storage, heat inc’/d

BLUE MOUNTAIN APT 1 Bdrm close to trans & shop with d/washer, f/p, heat incl’d.

PARKSIDE APT 1 Bdrm across from Park. Lge suites, storage, walk-in closet.

COQUITLAM CENTRE “Raphael Towers” 2 Bdrm $1225/mo


For info call 604-834-4097


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 PORT COQUITLAM

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.

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


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

T $$$

Call 604-830-7846 Visit our website:

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 11/10f A9

604-465-0008 or 604-465-5818



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.






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

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

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


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

2 & 3 Bedrooms Available

PORT MOODY. Now renting ~ Villa Leah 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. suites. $950 $1475/mo Newly reno’d & upgraded Available immed. 778-355-6677

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



PITT MEADOWS: 2-3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm ea mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows V3Y 2B2. Send SASE or leave msg 604-465-1938 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm T/H’s, $755/mo & $775/mo. 3 Bdrm $955. Quiet family complex. No pets. 604464-0034.

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Check out the transportation section (800’s) of the classifieds to find “Deals On Wheels”






#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


PORT COQUITLAM; clean, spac 2 bdrm apt. Heat & h/w incl, $950/mo. Avail now. Ref’s. (604)783-2262.

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





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The Scrapper


*Near schools *5 Appliances *Decorative Fireplaces

1997 Chrysler Intrepid Sport 192K, well maint/good shape/runs well, 1 owner, $1500 as is, 604-460-2021.

*No Pets *Avail Immediately

2000 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE grey, good condition. AirCared. $3200. Call 604-463-9407.

Call 604-942-2012

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


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



ALDERGROVE Rent-to-Own a brand new mobile home! Looking for outstanding tenant and will help you build equity! 778-908-0245 ANMORE 2 bd rancher, 1900 s/f. 2 bath, cln, reno’d, level acreage, 5 appl, f/p, dbl. gar, patio.Nr Pomo/ Coq Ctr, Bunzen Lk. 778-688-6622


w! Sell it No for only



Reach 180,000 Households

00 plus tax

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


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

604-944-2963 744



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

Shared ownership late model 40’ 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248.

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


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Rent includes heat, hot water, underground parking, New appls, fresh paint, insuite hook-up for washer/dryer. Near West Coast Express Train & All Amen. Ref’s required.


For more info. google us.

Large, Bright, Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms Apts, Also 3 Bdrm T/Homes Avail



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

Call 604-837-4589

CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms




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





BURNABY North, 3/bdrm 1.5 baths, reno’d upper duplex. 5/appli, f/p, N/S, N/P. $1225/mo. Avail Jan. 16 or Feb 1. 604-880-9433 POCO, MARYHILL AREA, 3 bdrm, 5 appls, top level of house. N/S, sm pet ok, ref’s. $1600/mo incl utils. Avail now. (604)329-2783 PORT Moody. 3 bdrm, nr Newport Vlg. F/p, w/d, awesome deck, np/ ns. $1195 +60% util. 604-469-9402

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


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2865 Packard Ave.


19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows


Call (604) 931-2670

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

1- 8 8 8 - 4 3 1-

Polo Club Apartments

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




Dragan 778-788-1845



68 $$$

For more info & viewing call

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.

1- 4 4

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.




751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam

For more info & viewing call


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Hyland Manor

655 North Rd, Coquitlam




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.

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.




2010 St. John’s St, Port Moody

Cedar Grove Apartments

Call for showing 604-931-4014



St. John’s Apartments

Dragan 778-788-1845



Call 604-941-9051

For more info & viewing call



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.

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





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


Call 604-931-2024

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

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


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24 Tri-City News Tuesday, December 28, 2010


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Dec. 28, 2010 Tri-City News  

Complete Dec. 28, 2010 issue of the Tri-City News newspaper as it appeared in print.

Dec. 28, 2010 Tri-City News  

Complete Dec. 28, 2010 issue of the Tri-City News newspaper as it appeared in print.