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Burnaby’s first and favourite information source Delivery 604-942-3081 • Friday, January 18, 2013 Artist creates inclusive space Agent sells house for sixth time PAGE 11 PAGE 30 Your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! >> “OUTCOME COULD HAVE BEEN TRAGIC” PROVINCIAL POLITICS Auditor general could stay Committee may reconsider auditor general decision, according to Burnaby MLA Jennifer Moreau staff reporter The fate of John Doyle’s future as auditor general is up in the air again, following an announcement from Premier Christy Clark to introduce legislation extending the auditor general’s term by two years. At a Wednesday media conference, Clark recommended that an independent committee of five MLAs reconsider its choice not to keep Doyle on as auditor general for another six-year-term, a decision that has elicited criticism from political pundits. Burnaby MLA Kathy Corrigan, one of two New Democrats on the committee, said no subsequent decision has yet been made regarding the premier’s announcement. “We’re in meetings about it. We’re going to be meeting on Friday, and no decision has been made,” Corrigan said. “The premier this morning came up with a suggestion out of nowhere and said that she would bring in legislation that would make the term for eight years – as opposed to what we have now, which is six years – and a re-appointment for six years.” The other committee members are New Democrat Bruce Ralston, and Liberals Eric Foster, Blair Lekstrom and John Les. The motion to recommend the legislature reappoint an auditor general has to be unanimous. Committee Page 9 Larry Wright/burnaby now Heavy burden: A 73-year-old Burnaby man is in hospital after being trapped inside his home for days after his belongings fell on him. The home was so packed with hoarded items that a chainsaw was needed to get him out. Burnaby hoarder in hospital Alfie Lau staff reporter A Burnaby man may lose his foot after being trapped in his home under piles of collected belongings. Burnaby RCMP officers, along with firefighters and emergency services personnel, went to a home in the 6900-block of Mandy Avenue on Monday evening, after family members called to say they had trouble contacting the homeowner. When police arrived, they found a home stuffed almost to the ceiling with hoarded items. They were able to make verbal contact with the man but getting to him was difficult. Emergency personnel had to use a chainsaw to clear a path and extract the 73-year-old man, known to neighbours as Dave, whose legs were trapped underneath some items. The extraction took three hours. Police believe the man may have been trapped in the house for several days. After freeing the man, emergency personnel took him to Burnaby Hospital and, according to Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Dave Reid, the man had lost circulation to his lower extremities for long enough that he may lose his foot. YOUR AGENT YOURBURNABY LOCAL AGENT Your Marketing Dollars go further with THIS WEEK’S CLICRK HE E Local DEALS Don’t miss out on our local deals. Visit: and click ‘THIS WEEK’S LOCAL ADS’ to see our current adverisers The man was also suffering from dehydration. Reid told the Burnaby NOW on Thursday morning that the latest update he had about the man was that he was still recovering in hospital and physicians were still looking into whether his foot would need to be amputated. Reid said city officials have also been looking into whether the man’s house is habitable. “There was no danger to the public,” said Reid. “This is a sad case. … If nobody had found him, the outcome could have been tragic.” 4334 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 434-6220 Valid only at Nando’s on Kingsway. Enjoy 5 Legs + Thighs, Add Portuguese Garlic bread for only $1! Has 2 Regular Sides and no cash value and can’t be combined with any Portuguese Garlic Bread other offer. Valid for eat-in orders only. for just 19.99! Expires February 15th, 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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