Man I can't believe the number of stolen bikes out there. Two things:
1st - don't give out your correct address to anyone (except the Ministry) especially bike shops. The bike shops themselves aren't the problem, it is the ODD individual working there. You can say that about the Ministry as well.... but I don't know what to do there.
2nd - It is great that you got a new bike, but don't go telling everyone (i.e. - internet). Geez - put yourselves in a theif's shoes. Where should he go to see where he can find a new bike? (aside from the above)
3rd - I'd try to get a petition going to find as many people as possible who have had their bikes stolen, and bring it up with your local politicians.... and police forces..... and ICBC.
It is getting out of control.