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Burnaby’s first and favourite information source Delivery 604-942-3081 • Friday, September 30, 2011 Take us on a trip around the world PAGE 22 Returning to musical roots PAGE 13 Your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! >> Straight shooter Bull’s-eye: This Royal City resident took advantage of the nice weather to improve his aim. Aaron Franzen, New Westminster resident and archery enthusiast, lets an arrow fly at the Burnaby Lake archery field. Jason Lang/ burnaby now Brentwood development causes concern Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter A proposal for a large development in Brentwood has a local business owner concerned for the future of his automotive shop. Randy Wong, owner and manager of Goodyear Ultimate Source Automotive at 2075 Willingdon Ave., is worried a mixeduse development planned for the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Lougheed Highway will push out his business. Wong spoke about the issue at a public hearing on the rezoning for the development at Burnaby’s city hall on Sept. 20. “We’ve been there since 1988,” he said in a phone interview last Thursday, adding the business has nearly 10,000 customers. “It’s a matter of, if you’re getting pushed out, where do you go?” He is also concerned about the effect the situation might have on his employees. The automotive centre has nearly 20 employees at this time, he said, and also provides training opportunities for students in local high school and post-secondary automotive repair programs. He is worried businesses like his will be pushed out of the city, as happened in Vancouver, said Wong, who has owned the business since 1993. Wong has been looking for another space in the area for some time now. “It’s difficult to find something in comparison with what we have,” he said, adding finding a property that offers longterm leases in the area is a challenge, as well. As he has spent many years building the business there, Wong said he would like to stay in Brentwood. The developer, Chris Dikeakos Architects, did not respond to requests for an interview. Wong was on his way to speak with the city’s director of planning and building, Development Page 4 YOUR BURNABY REALTOR Free Electronic Recycling Bottle Depot (Full Refunds Paid) TV’s | Computers | Home & Auto AV Gear Sprap Metal and Waste Paper 604.299.3121 2961 NORLAND AVE., BURNABY BRIAN VIDAS 604.671.5259 Brian Vidas Personal Real Estate Corporation 3010 Boundary Road, Burnaby www. centre realty Dinner for 3 $25 Whole chicken with one large sideline and your choice of 2 garlic bread slices or 2 buns

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