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Burnaby’s first and favourite information source Delivery 604-942-3081 • Friday, February 22, 2013 Lucy’s new life after a close call with the meat man Celebrating the Mandarin program at Forest Grove PAGE 3 PAGE 11 Your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! >> Seriously applying makeup High brow: Makeup instructor Yasmine Khan transforms Ambrose Christopher into a drag queen at a makeup course run by Burnaby Community and Continuing Education. Jennifer Moreau staff reporter Students learning the art of extravagant makeup transformed women into dazzling brides and men into divas in Burnaby recently. Burnaby Community and Continuing Education, a branch of the local school district, runs an adult course in makeup artistry, where students practise airbrushing and specialized makeup. The Feb. 2 class was about Indian bridal makeup and ceremony. Instructor Yasmine Khan said it’s important for makeup artists to know how to cater to the Indian bridal industry. “We have a lot of IndoCanadian (people) in Vancouver, and it’s definitely important for a makeup artist to know this,” Khan said. “An Indian bride will book their makeup artist a year in advance, it’s that important to them.” Jennifer Gauthier/ burnaby now FOR VIDEO SCAN WITH For the Feb. 5 class, students brought a male model to transform into a drag queen. Khan said drag queen makeup requires very advanced skills. “The reason why is because you have to understand the fundamentals, and you have to understand the bone structure of the face in order to manipulate it in bringing it out, and creating contour and highlights,” Khan said. “And also being able to project makeup from a distance, and having to project some kind of an emotion form a distance, and that’s all done through contour, highlight and placement.” The students learned techniques like brow blocking, beard covering, contouring and stage makeup. The next course starts on March 5 and runs on evenings and Saturdays at the Brentwood Education Centre, at 4247 Lougheed Hwy. To learn more or to sign up, call 604-664-8888. City housing complex infested with bed bugs Jennifer Moreau staff reporter Residents of a Burnaby B.C. housing complex are fed up with a chronic infestation of bed bugs that has persisted despite numerous attempts to eradicate the bloodsuckers. Stratford Gardens, a multi-building housing complex on Pandora Street, has been infested with the bugs for years. “It’s on ongoing thing,” said resident Marilyn McLeod. “I’m tired of this.” Nirmal Bains, another resident, said TV’s, Computers , Electronics & Small Appliances 604-299-3121 2961 Norland Avenue, Burnaby she had no bed to sleep on because of the bugs. “I just hope someone can do something about them,” she said. “It’s gone on so long.” Rick Rizzuto has lived at Stratford Gardens for approximately eight years, and he estimated that the infestation has lasted the past couple of years. “I’ve been bitten. They like me,” he said. “I would get a new bed and a new couch, … but you can’t up and spend $2,000 every time there’s an infestation.” Rizzuto has seen the bugs crawling on APPY HOUR! SELECT APPETIZERS Only 6 $ * From 3pm-6pm Daily his arms and legs. He has avoided his family, for fear of spreading the infestation. “Last time I saw my parents was four years (ago). I can’t see anyone because of this,” he said. B.C. Housing has brought in pest control crews, but the bugs are still an ongoing problem. “I don’t know what can be done,” Rizzuto said. “There’s a lot of mental illness here. People are dumpster diving and bringing stuff home.” B.C Housing sent an emailed statement to the NOW about bed bugs in its housing From 3pm-6pm daily, we’re serving up selected new appetizers for only $6* each! complexes and remediation measures in place. “Bed bugs are a problem in most major urban centres. This is a much larger issue and not one confined to rental properties,” the statement read. “We believe we have a detailed and thorough program in place to try to eliminate bed bugs at our housing developments, however it is not uncommon to have to do repeat treatments to totally remove the bugs depending on the level and origin of the infestation. In any property, eradicating bed bugs is a joint Bed bugs Page 4 YOUR AGENT YOURBURNABY LOCAL AGENT BRIAN VIDAS 604.671.5259 2009-2011 Brian Vidas Personal Real Estate Corporation 3010 Boundary Road, Burnaby See stores for details. * www. centre realty

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