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Burnaby’s first and favourite information source Delivery 604-942-3081 • Friday, December 14, 2012 Ice dancers win challenge City businesses sign green pledge PAGE 39 PAGE 11 Your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! >> DANGEROUS INTERSECTION ‘We were almost hit’ Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter Andrea Mears is afraid someone could be injured or killed at the border of Burnaby and New Westminster. But Mears isn’t afraid of a city border dispute – it’s the traffic driving around the area of Cariboo Park at the intersection of Cariboo Road and 10th Avenue that worries her. “Two days ago, we were almost hit,” Mears said in an interview Monday. “I’m crossing the street, I’ve got the stroller, I’ve got the kids, somebody looks down the hill – they’re stopped, and I’m right beside them – and they start turning. I’m yelling at them, pulling my kids back.” The intersection is problematic for a lot of reasons, she said, but most of all, for pedestrians. Mears’ four-year-old attends Pied Piper Preschool in Burnaby, and the family walks there and to Cariboo Park, as well. “Coming around that corner, it’s very treacherous because people look for cars but they never look for pedestrians,” Mears said. “People just drive like lunatics, and they don’t look when they’re turning corners.” People often drive on the sidewalk when Intersection Page 8 Larry Wright/burnaby now Concerned: Andrea Mears crosses at the intersection of Cariboo Road and 10th Avenue with her children Ainsley, 4, and Lachlan, 14 months, and her dog, Ginger. She says drivers speed through the area and come around the corner without looking for pedestrians. City residents want port out of pipeline sessions Jennifer Moreau staff reporter Burnaby residents opposed to Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion plan are upset that Port Metro Vancouver was participating in the company’s public information session at Stoney Creek Community School recently. “The Port of Vancouver’s participation in Kinder Morgan’s public relations work to sell their plan to build a new, bigger pipeline to ship diluted bitumen gives the appearance of a serious conflict of interest,” said local resident Elsie Dean, a founding member of BROKE – Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan’s Expansion. The citizens’ group, which includes people whose homes were sprayed with crude in the 2007 pipeline rupture, is against Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion to nearly triple oil shipping capacity by twinning the Trans Mountain pipeline. The line runs through Burnaby and has been in place since the 1950s. The expansion will greatly increase tanker traffic in the Burrard Inlet, and it’s Port Metro Vancouver’s responsibility to ensure the tankers are safely escorted in local waters. Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart also got involved and penned a letter to Port Metro Vancouver, respectfully requesting the port “immediately cease its promotion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion.” “Although personnel from the Port Metro Vancouver purport to be at the meeting to provide information to local residents on the issue of the proposed #11 4429 KINGSWAY BURNABY 604-431-6585 ◗ Open 7 days a week 4334 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 434-6220 DR. GIDON FRAME MD, CCFP, ABAAM, NAMS Pipeline Page 4 YOUR AGENT YOURBURNABY LOCAL AGENT OLD ORCHARD MEDICAL CLINIC ◗ WALK-INS WELCOME ◗ WOMEN’S WELLNESS CLINIC ◗ BOTOX & FILLERS COSMETIC TREATMENTS Kinder Morgan expansion, their presence suggest a tacit endorsement of the Trans Mountain expansion proposal,” he wrote. “Furthermore, it will be noted that Kinder Morgan’s presentation to investors, dated 24 March 2011, includes that the port is ‘supportive of expansion.’” But Yoss Leclerc, harbour master for Port Metro Vancouver, told the NOW that the port is there to provide information. “We are there to supervise the education Valid only at Nando’s on Kingsway. Add Portuguese Garlic bread for only $1! Has no cash value and can’t be combined with any other offer. Valid for eat-in orders only. Expires January 18th, 2013 BRIAN VIDAS 604.671.5259 2009-2011 Brian Vidas Personal Real Estate Corporation 3010 Boundary Road, Burnaby www. centre realty

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